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Discussion in 'General LFC Discussion' started by campo, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. redabbey

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    32 mins Liverpool 1-0 Porto

    Matty Virtue the scorer after great build up play by Liam Millar

    Snowing heavily at Leigh
     
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    Porto level game 58 minutes gone
     
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    Liverpool 1-1 Porto 58mins it was coming.
     
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    Young reds lose 2-1 with winning goal conceded in 93 minute..
     
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    FT Liverpool 1-2 Porto

    Porto got the winning goal in the 3rd minute of extra time. Liverpool offered very little in the 2nd half going forward and would have lost by more if not for one great block by Conor Masterson and two excellent saves by Danny Ward. Porto also should have had a penalty in the 1st half.
     
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    Can't imagine what was the reasoning behind keeping Danny Ward for this season rather than let him play in the PL with Huddersfield. Even when Mignolet was being full Mignolet this saeason Ward never got a sniff.
     
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    Possibly an unlikely choice but I would have Danny Ward playing next Tuesday.
     
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    Was not watching. Leicester top of the U23 table after tonight's match.

     
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    They're a shell of the team that played before the transfer window, there's too many changes and too inexperienced to cope IMO
     
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    Enjoy Anfield, embrace it and show why you play for LFC'

    Neil Critchley has outlined what he expects from his players as Liverpool U23s prepare to host Manchester United at Anfield in Premier League 2 on Friday night.

    The Reds lost their lead at the top of the division following Monday’s 4-0 defeat at Leicester City, and Critchley is looking for a response from his team.

    Read on for the manager’s thoughts on his young team having to learn quickly at U23 level and the exciting challenge of playing at Anfield…

    On the loss to Leicester…

    It’s important when you look at the game that you take into context [the young team we had out there]. That’s the beauty of having experienced staff because we have that perspective that sometimes the younger players don’t have. It was a tough night but even though it was tough to take at the time we will take so much from it. As long as the players learn from it, and the best players learn very quickly, then it’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a good thing that players are taken outside their comfort zone, they have to be challenged and Monday night was a challenge. Fair play to Leicester, they are a very powerful team and you could see there was a big difference in experience, and that told. We played like a young team at times, so they need our help, they need our guidance. There’s no massive inquest and we are not going to get after the boys after that type of performance. They need our help and we have got another great occasion to look forward to on Friday. If our players want to be playing at stadiums like Anfield and the King Power in the future in the Premier League then they have to handle these type of games.

    On the differences between U18s football and U23 level…

    It’s a little bit of everything really, definitely physicality yes, the speed of the game. Therefore because players run faster, are stronger and cover the ground quicker, your technique has to be better under pressure, your touch has to be better, you have to think better and your decisions have to better, so the level just keeps on going up. There is a massive jump from U23 football to Premier League football. We have had an experience of that when we have played against the first team this season in training games, which have been fantastic for us. We want our players to play in more of these games, you learn more from a defeat than you do by winning. By winning every week sometimes I think you can get in a comfort zone and you can become lazy with your thinking. It’s easy to think then that everything is hunky dory and OK when maybe it’s masking the true picture, so it’s a challenge for the players and it’s a challenge for the coaches as well, getting beat like we did the other night. It’s also quite exciting because you are looking around the pitch and we are thinking, he can do more, he can do more as well and that’s what we are here to do - that’s our job to help them, to improve and develop them, and I’m sure we will do in the future.

    On facing United at Anfield on the eve of the clubs' first-team clash at Old Trafford…

    It’s not often that happens when the U23s and the first teams are playing against each other on successive days. Hopefully we can get off to a good start on Friday and the first team can follow that on Saturday. Six points would be nice and we are really looking forward to it. We really enjoyed the experience of playing Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield earlier on this season. We had a very close game against United at this level last season at Anfield. We played them recently in the UEFA Youth League and I think the teams will be similar on Friday night. It will be a close game and when it’s Liverpool v Manchester United there’s always that rivalry and history and we’ve had a decent record against them over the past couple of years, and hopefully that will continue.

    On whether he thinks it helps that several of his players have played at Anfield before…

    I do yes. It's just that little bit of extra experience and you are not standing there bewildered or getting overawed by the stadium. The more times we can put our players in these situations then the better they will be for it. You can’t buy experience and you can’t get that until you are in those situations. Even though Monday night wasn’t a pleasant experience it’s still one that they wouldn’t have had if we still had some of the lads that played for us in the first part of the season. That definitely helps and I’m sure it will help them by playing at Anfield again on Friday night.

    On why he will be taking nothing for granted despite United being bottom of PL2…

    It depends on your approach to the league, the development of your players, and I wouldn’t read too much into the league positions, I really wouldn’t. We don’t get carried away by being top of the league. We want to win games and if we got a chance of winning the league then of course we are going to go for it and we will do everything we can to win on Friday night. I think you saw two different types of approaches at Leicester City on Monday and I think you will see two similar types of approaches to development and football on Friday. There’s no right and wrong and you have to do whatever you think is right and you believe in. That comes from our club and what we have had instilled into us here over the years. That comes from Alex [Inglethorpe] and it’s what we believe in and we believe it’s the right way, so we will always stand by those values and principles.

    On what his message to the players will be before they step out at Anfield…

    A mixture of things really. It’s important that we show a response from Monday night so the players should be hurting after that type of defeat. I would hope that they will show a response. It’s important that we start the game well because the players maybe suffered a bit psychologically on Monday with conceding a goal in the opening few minutes. They have to enjoy it and embrace it. It’s a magnificent stadium to play in and if you want to play for Liverpool you have to rise and you have to believe in yourself. You have to think that this is my stage so you have to push your shoulders back, stick that badge out on your chest and go and believe why you play for Liverpool and show why you play for this club.

    On an exciting title race with games against Arsenal, Everton and Chelsea coming up…

    We had a meeting 10 days ago and I said to the boys if I was a young player I would be rubbing my hands together saying 'I fancy a bit of this you know!' There’s some terrific games to look forward to between now and the end of the season. They are tough games so as a young player wanting to prove yourself and to say that I can handle these games and I’m ready, then you get no better games than the ones we have coming up and that starts with Manchester United.

    http://www.liverpoolfc.com/amp/news...ster-united-anfield?__twitter_impression=true
     
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    Wow what a free kick! Reds one up
     
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    1-2 to scum 10 minutes left
     
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    Wilson scores winner today 4-3 and assisted first goal
     
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    Loan watch: Wilson and Grujic shine in vital wins

    Sam Williams@SamWiIliams

    Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic were both acclaimed after the Liverpool duo starred in vital victories for their respective loan clubs.


    A superbly-taken 71st-minute strike from Wilson capped a remarkable turnaround for Hull City, who trailed Norwich City 3-1 at home but fought back to win 4-3.

    The Tigers now sit six points clear of the Championship’s relegation zone and, speaking post-match on Saturday, their boss Nigel Adkins was effusive in his praise of Wilson’s display, with the 20-year-old also claiming an assist.

    “[It was] another wonderful goal from ‘snake hips’ Harry Wilson,” Adkins said, after the young Welshman netted his second goal in four Championship appearances.

    “He sent their defence all ways and produced a great finish. He’s such an exciting player.”





    The Hull Daily Mail named Wilson their Man of the Match, with the local newspaper reporting: “City have signed a gem on loan from Liverpool and he ought to be enjoyed as long as he is here.

    “A magnificent winner to earn all three points but his trickery and pace gave Norwich problems throughout.”

    At the other end of the second tier, Grujic continued his fine form to help second-placed Cardiff City close the gap on leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    The Serbian midfielder completed the full 90 minutes as the Bluebirds beat Birmingham City 3-2. Wolves lost 4-1 to Aston Villa later on Saturday, meaning Neil Warnock’s side are now just three points adrift of the summit following their sixth win on the spin.

    “I thought that was Grujic's best game since coming here,” Warnock said. “I thought he dominated in the middle and in the air. I thought he did ever so well.”





    Wales Online reported that Grujic 'kept possession with consummate ease' to help Cardiff see out the game.

    “It's important to remember that he's only 21 years old and is being asked to play a position - in a promotion-pushing Championship midfield - that he's not used to,” the publication noted.

    “Defensive midfield has been a problem area since Aron Gunnarsson's injury and Grujic's arrival has coincided with an upturn in the Bluebirds' form. For a naturally attacking midfield player, that's some feat.”

    Elsewhere in the Championship, Sheyi Ojo appeared as a late substitute as Fulham sustained their push for promotion by beating Preston North End 2-1, Jon Flanagan featured for 84 minutes of Bolton Wanderers’ 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday and Ovie Ejaria played in 10-man Sunderland’s 1-0 defeat to QPR.

    Pedro Chirivella enjoyed a day to savour as relegation-threatened Willem II stunned runaway Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven. The Spanish midfielder completed the full match as Willem ran out 5-0 winners.

    Divock Origi featured as Wolfsburg lost 3-0 to Hoffenheim and, on Friday, Connor Randall’s Hearts were beaten 2-0 by Hibernian in the Edinburgh derby.

    Meanwhile, Matty Virtue featured in Notts County’s 2-1 League Two win at Forest Green Rovers, Corey Whelan’s Yeovil Town were defeated 2-0 by Newport County and Andy Firth played in Chester's 2-0 loss to local rivals Wrexham.
     
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    UEFA Youth League Quarter-Final
    Tottenham Hotspur v FC Porto 0-2
    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid 2-0

    If we do beat Man City tomorrow then we will play Barcelona.

    Porto play the winners of Real Madrid and Chelsea
     
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    Liverpool U19s: Grabara, N. Williams, Masterson, Johnston, Lewis, Kane, Woodburn, Jones, Camacho, Adekanye, Millar.

    Subs: Jaros, R. Williams, Clayton, Boyes, Sharif, Larouci, McAuley.
     
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    V

    Manchester City: Grimshaw, Garcia, Latibeaudiere, Francis, Smith, Pozo, Poveda, Dele-Bashiru, L. Nmecha, F. Nmecha, Bolton.

    Subs: Sokol, Wilson, Duhaney, Doyle, Gonzalez, Touaizi, Matondo.

    1pm KO
     

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