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gavin

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Re: City Liverpool Thread
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2018, 20:57:07 »
I think our main issue was that he did compromise at Anfield and then he had to change the other way because we were 3 down.

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« Reply #61 on: April 12, 2018, 12:24:43 »
I think our main issue was that he did compromise at Anfield and then he had to change the other way because we were 3 down.

I think the problem was the compromise was the wrong compromise; the wrong players (Laporte, Gundogan) added in positions that they are not familiar with and do not excel for a key away game. Peps tactics at the Eitihad were askew and smacked of desperation and bad judgement; we needed a solid defence to keep a clean sheet more that we needed a blitz attack.

We need a solid defence and a consistent defence, Otamendi has been awesome this season in the main but when the chips are down he is down on the ground with a failed last moment desperation tackle that does not win the ball. Vinny is a legend, but past his sell by date. we need a solid twosome at the back and less rotation of full backs.

gavin

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Re: City Liverpool Thread
« Reply #62 on: April 12, 2018, 21:01:38 »
I still think that the major turning point was not the selection but not scoring a second before half time. We'd conceded 6 in the previous two games so it is not as if we'd been solid anyway.

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Re: City Liverpool Thread
« Reply #63 on: April 14, 2018, 08:35:52 »
A 2nd before half time would have made a difference but realistically the damage was done in the first leg. History, statistics and probability would suggest a 3 goal deficit with no away goal would make it a almost impossible task.