Game thread 1/21 - 1/22

67YAZ

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Swansea looking very disciplined and organized so far, even a little threatening on the odd counter. Clement is doing a fine job in exactly the ways Bradley struggled.

Henderson looking totally out of synch with too many needless giveaways. He needs to play much better to get through the Swansea lines.
 

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Man, Cou is having a nightmare. Awful decision making, poor touches... now he's caught in an offside position when Lallana can do something. Glad he's back but equally glad he's coming off.

LFC can't figure out having a break in the Mane/Cou/Lallana/Firmino combo.
 

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What is Sturridge doing distracting Lallana with a call from the ball six yards offside? Is he really that dumb? It's not like he was drawing a defender- Swansea were rightly ignoring him.
 

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Sturridge looks like he's playing a different game. His movement is completely disconnected from anything his teammates do. Sometimes it's harmless (other than effectively playing with 10), but others it's distracting or downright counterproductive, drawing defenders toward the ball.
 

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Sturridge looks like he's playing a different game. His movement is completely disconnected from anything his teammates do. Sometimes it's harmless (other than effectively playing with 10), but others it's distracting or downright counterproductive, drawing defenders toward the ball.
Yeah it's increasingly clear he's not going to be a fit in Klopp's system. Swansea have been tremendous in marking Lallana out of the game, Coutinho as well when he was on (dropping to Rooney-esque positions to field the ball)
 

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City taking it every which way from the officiating crew today.
Maybe they'll go back and take away the goal that deflected off Mane's hand. ;)

(and in case anyone is unsure, yes, I understand it wasn't deliberate handling)
 

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Reports on Twitter that Mike Dean (demoted to the Championship) awarded a penalty for handling outside of the box. I hope there's a replay. Looking forward to having a referee of his stature doing my indoor games soon.