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«Не удивлюсь, что те люди, которые списывают Кариуса со счетов после 9-ти игр в новом чемпионате, в своё время также списывали Роберто Фирмино, после того, как он не мог отличиться в первых 9-ти матчах»

Liverpool FC vk.com - пн, 12/05/2016 - 23:15

«Не удивлюсь, что те люди, которые списывают Кариуса со счетов после 9-ти игр в новом чемпионате, в своё время также списывали Роберто Фирмино, после того, как он не мог отличиться в первых 9-ти матчах». (Джозеф Маскер)
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За последние 13,5 месяцев Юрген Клопп попробовал 18 различных сочетаний в паре центральных защитников «Ливерпуля»

Liverpool FC vk.com - пн, 12/05/2016 - 23:03

За последние 13,5 месяцев Юрген Клопп попробовал 18 различных сочетаний в паре центральных защитников «Ливерпуля».
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Liverpool show old habits die hard – but they are being eradicated

ThisIsAnfield.com - пн, 12/05/2016 - 23:00

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It is very easy to simply focus on one terrible second half and treat the entire campaign as a disaster, but it has been excellent.

The football Liverpool have played has been the best in the country at times, and they are undefeated in games against Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Man United.

In the summer, a sizeable chunk of the Reds fanbase expected them to finish outside the top four—our writers were generally of that opinion too, as you can see here—so being firmly in the title race in December should be celebrated.

This isn’t sweeping a terrible defeat under the carpet and telling supporters to get a grip of themselves—it’s calling for a more level-headed approach.

Just two defeats in 14 league games, in what has been a more difficult start than most teams, is a far cry from what we witnessed last season, both in terms of results and performances.

Having gone back over those inconsistent afternoons of 2015/16, there are at least 12 games in which Liverpool either underperformed, fell to pieces or simply didn’t get the desired three points.

It all started under Brendan Rodgers, when West Ham won 3-0 at Anfield in August. As performances go, that was one of the poorest in recent memory.

 Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rodgers’ Reds were similarly pathetic away to United the following month, when Martin Tyler decided to treat Anthony Martial’s goal like Diego Maradona’s against England.

Norwich came to Anfield and nicked a late point, and by the time Crystal Palace went one better and won 2-1 on Merseyside, Klopp was manager.

The trio of away defeats to Newcastle, Watford and West Ham were all unacceptable, and perhaps ended up defining Liverpool’s league campaign.

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A lack of personality and fight was evident on cold afternoons at tricky grounds, and it was proof that Klopp needed time to work his magic.

Sunderland and Newcastle both somehow earned 2-2 draws at Anfield, despite the Reds leading 2-0 in both matches and both North East rivals being in the relegation fight.

The 3-2 defeat away to Southampton was a south-coast nightmare that had drew spooky comparisons with Sunday’s capitulation at Bournemouth.

After 45 minutes, Liverpool were 2-0 up and had been superb, only for Klopp’s men to inexplicably lose their heads and succumb to a 3-2 loss.

 Liverpool's Emre Can looks dejected as his side concede a third goal to Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Although a weakened starting lineup was fielded at Swansea City in May, due to Europa League commitments—the final against Sevilla was another shocker—that cannot be used as an excuse for the insipid 3-1 loss.

So there you have it. Almost a third of Liverpool’s league games were below-par last season, and you could probably pick more out, if you were being ultra-critical.

This season doesn’t look too shabby now, does it?

Defeats like Burnley and Bournemouth are becoming more and more of an anomaly, and unlike many of those games last year, the Reds weren’t remotely outplayed in either of them.

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In fact, they bossed both the Clarets and the Cherries, but woeful defending cost them.

 Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the first goal againstSunderland during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The improvement this season has been enormous, and the speed at which they have found another level is quicker than many expected.

Rare losses always hurt more, simply because winning has become the norm, but once the dust settles, Sunday’s game should be treated as ‘one of those’.

Klopp and his players should be ashamed of what happened to them late on, but in a division as competitive and unpredictable as the Premier League, every team suffers days to forget.

Liverpool’s rivals already have this season, and they will experience more between now and May.

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The Lucas Effect?

 Liverpool's captain Lucas Leiva in action against Leeds United during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Something that has caught our attention is Lucas Leiva‘s involvement in these on-pitch meltdowns.

Liverpool’s longest-serving player started eight of those 12 games mentioned in 2015/16, coming on as a substitute in three of the others.

His personality and loyalty make him easy to warm to, but it is perhaps masking the fact that he is a weak link.

With Joel Matip missing against Bournemouth, Lucas slotted in alongside Dejan Lovren, and two experienced heads fell apart when the going got tough.

Lucas can look assured when Liverpool are controlling a game, but as soon as that changes, he is not the calming influence some believe he is.

Let’s not forget his dreadful error against Leicester City in September, either.

Opinion is split over whether Klopp turning Lucas into a centre-back has been a success, but it does seem odd that he is now third choice, ahead of Ragnar Klavan.

The 29-year-old has been involved in too many of these horrific Liverpool results for it to keep being a coincidence.

Onwards & Upwards

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp appears dejected after the final whistle during the Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth. December 4 2016 (Picture by Adam Davy PA Wire/PA Images)

When Klopp and his team were turned over 2-0 at Turf Moor in August, the reaction was hysterical and needless.

What followed next was 15 games without a defeat, some huge results against title rivals and some of the best attacking play we’ve seen since the 1980s.

Given the potential of this Liverpool side, there is no reason why they can’t go on a similar run of form after Bournemouth, starting at home to West Ham next Sunday.

The Reds may very well not win the league this season, but since when was that unacceptable?

This is a team still improving, and if Klopp can make this big an impact in just over a year, imagine what we could be witnessing in another 12 months or so.

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp reacts during the FA Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We are all so desperate for a Premier League title that any defeat feels like the end of the world—we have not been used to matches being this important in December over the last 20 years, which adds to the hysteria—but calm heads are needed.

Whether or not Jordan Henderson is holding the trophy aloft in May remains to be seen, but either way, Liverpool are only going in one direction.

Every Reds fan is entitled to feel dreadful after the Bournemouth defeat, and feel livid with the players, but it will be seen as a rare off-day come the end of the season.

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Стивен Джеррард в январе присоединится к тренерскому штабу Академии в свободной позиции (не с конкретной возрастной группой)

Liverpool FC vk.com - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:50

Стивен Джеррард в январе присоединится к тренерскому штабу Академии в свободной позиции (не с конкретной возрастной группой). [Мелисса Редди]
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Джеррард, Роналдиньо, Насри − воспоминания 6-го тура Лиги чемпионов УЕФА

Liverpool FC vk.com - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:45

Gerrard, Ronaldinho, Nasri − UEFA Champions League Matchday 6 memories (01:58)

Джеррард, Роналдиньо, Насри − воспоминания 6-го тура Лиги чемпионов УЕФА.
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Кубок Англии. «МЮ» сыграет с «Редингом», «Вест Хэм» против «Ман Сити» и другие пары

Sports.ru - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:42

Сегодня состоялась жеребьевка 3-го раунда Кубка Англии.

Норвич – Саутгемптон Болтон – Кристал Пэлас Тоттенхэм – Астон Вилла Кембридж – Лидс Сток Сити – Вулверхэмптон Кардифф – Фулхэм Престон – Арсенал Уотфорд – Бертон Ливерпуль – Ньюпорт Каунти/Плимут Эвертон – Лестер Вест Бромвич – Дерби Каунти Мидлсбро – Шеффилд Уэнсдей Челси – Ноттс Каунти/Питерборо Бирмингем – Ньюкасл Уиган – Ноттингем Форест Блэкпул – Барнсли Вест Хэм – Манчестер Сити Миллуолл – Борнмут КПР – Блэкберн Сандерленд – Бернли Халл – Суонси Манчестер Юнайтед – Рединг

Матчи 3-го раунда Кубка Англии состоятся с 6 по 9 января 2017 года.

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Monday at LFC: Legends galore and the FA Cup draw

LiverpoolFC TV - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:40
Legends of Liverpool and Real Madrid visited Anfield to help launch a special charity game between the clubs next year, while the current Reds side learned who they will face in the third round of the FA Cup.
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Monday at LFC: Legends galore and the FA Cup draw

LiverpoolFC.TV - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:40

Legends of Liverpool and Real Madrid visited Anfield to help launch a special charity game between the clubs next year, while the current Reds side learned who they will face in the third round of the FA Cup.

This, and much more, features in our daily round-up of all today's goings-on at LFC.

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It was announced this morning that Liverpool Legends will take on their Real Madrid counterparts at Anfield on Saturday March 25, 2017, with all proceeds from the friendly going to the LFC Foundation.

To help promote the match, Reds icons Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush were joined by Roberto Carlos, Emilio Butragueno and Ricardo Gallego in L4 for a press conference and photo opportunities.

For details on how to buy tickets for what is sure to be a hugely-entertaining afternoon at Anfield, click here.

Meanwhile, this evening's draw for the third round of the FA Cup - which was conducted by former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, along with ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright - saw Jürgen Klopp's team pitted against either Newport County or Plymouth Argyle.

The game at Anfield will be played over the weekend of January 6, 7 and 8 - and Newport and Plymouth will meet in their second-round replay on Tuesday December 13.

Yesterday afternoon saw Liverpool's 15-match unbeaten run come to an end with a 4-3 defeat at Bournemouth.

Klopp's side led 2-0 and 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium, but came away with nothing due to three goals in the final 17 minutes from the hosts.

Captain Jordan Henderson told us after the game that the only way to get over such a heartbreaking loss is to work hard and keep focused at Melwood.

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Speaking of Gerrard: Today marks the 17th anniversary of the first of his 186 goals for the club.

You can enjoy this landmark moment in the wonderful career of the former Reds skipper by clicking play on the free video below.

Coming up on Liverpoolfc.com on Tuesday...

We'll hear from Klopp on how Liverpool can emerge stronger from their gut-wrenching defeat on the south coast, while we'll also have the results of our Goal of the Month competition for November.

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Состоялась жеребьёвка 1/32 финала Кубка Англии

Чемпионат.ру - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:39
Состоялась жеребьёвка 1/32 финала Кубка Англии. Матчи на этой стадии будут играться с 6 по 9 января. «Ипсвич» — «Линкольн Сити» / «Олдхэм Атлетик», «Манчестер Юнайтед» — «Рединг», ...
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Кубок Англии: Начинаем с «Ньюпорта» или «Плимута»

LiverBird ru - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:34
Кубок Англии

В только что прошедшей жеребьёвке почти определился первый соперник «Ливерпуля» по Кубку Англии - в третьем раунде турнира «красным» на «Энфилде» будет противостоять «Ньюпорт Каунти» или «Плимут Аргайл».

Обе команды в данный момент играют во Второй лиге (четвёртый по уровню дивизион английского футбола) - «Плимут» находится на третьем месте, а «Ньюпорт» на последнем, двадцать четвёртом. Матч за выход в третий раунд Кубка Англии они сыграют в Ньюпорте 13 декабря.

«Ливерпуль» никогда в своей истории не встречался с «Ньюпортом», а последняя встреча с «Плимутом» приходятся на сезон 1961/1962 в старом Втором дивизионе.

Матчи третьего раунда состоятся 6-9 января. Точная дата будет объявлена позднее, следите за расписанием на Liverbird.ru.

Примечательные пары третьего раунда:

Манчестер Юнайтед - Рединг
Сандерленд - Бёрнли
Вест Хэм - Манчестер Сити
Челси - Питерборо Юнайтед/Ноттс Каунти
Эвертон - Лестер
Престон Норт Энд - Арсенал
Тоттенхэм - Астон Вилла
Болтон Уондерерс - Кристал Пэлас
Норвич Сити - Саутгемптон

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Кубок Англии: Начинаем с «Ньюпорта» или «Плимута»

Liverbird.ru - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:34
Кубок Англии

В только что прошедшей жеребьёвке почти определился первый соперник «Ливерпуля» по Кубку Англии - в третьем раунде турнира «красным» на «Энфилде» будет противостоять «Ньюпорт Каунти» или «Плимут Аргайл».

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Holders Utd face Stam's Reading

Sky Sports - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:30
Holders Manchester United will face former defender Jaap Stam when they host Reading in the FA Cup third round.
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Liverpool FA Cup third round draw: Reds at home to minnows

icLiverpool.co.uk - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:23

Liverpool have been drawn at home against either Newport County or Plymouth Argyle in the Emirates FA Cup third round.

Both sides are in League Two and will require a replay to earn the right to come to Anfield after they drew 0-0 at Home Park on Saturday.

Plymouth are currently riding high in third position but Newport are propping up the entire Football League.

Liverpool have played against Plymouth 10 times - all in the Second Division - between 1954-62, and have won five, drawn three and lost two but have never encountered Newport in a competitive fixture.

Last season the Reds played four games in the competition but only progressed to the fourth round.

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Manager Jurgen Klopp made wholesale changes for their third round trip to Exeter City which finished in a 2-2 draw before his side triumphed 3-0 in an Anfield replay.

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Liverpool were then drawn at home to West Ham United but after a goalless stalemate they lost 2-1 after extra time in an Upton Park replay.

Liverpool have won the FA Cup seven times with their last success in 2006 when they defeated West Ham United on penalties in Cardiff.

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This year's third round ties will be played across the weekend of January 6-9.

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Liverpool FA Cup third round draw: Reds at home to minnows

LiverpoolEcho.co.uk - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:23

 Klopp's men to host lower league opposition

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Liverpool drawn at home to Newport County or Plymouth in the FA Cup 3rd Round

ThisIsAnfield.com - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:20
on 05.12.2016

Liverpool have been drawn at home to either Newport County or Plymouth Argyle in the third round of the FA Cup, to be played in January.

The Reds will begin their FA Cup campaign on the turn of the year, with Monday night’s draw lining up a third-round clash with one of Newport or Argyle at Anfield.

The tie is to be held on the weekend of January 6-9, with Jurgen Klopp‘s side looking to improve on last season’ run to the fourth round, where they lost to West Ham United after a replay.

Newport are currently bottom of League Two, having taken just 17 points from their first 18 games, while Argyle are third, with 38 points from 19 outings.

The two sides drew their initial second-round clash 0-0 on December 3, and will contest a replay at Newport’s Rodney Parade on December 13, with the victor advancing to the third round to take on Klopp’s title challengers.

Liverpool have never played Newport in their history, while the last of their 10 clashes with Argyle came in 1962, when Roger Hunt sealed a 3-2 victory for Bill Shankly’s side at Home Park.

If Newport make it to Anfield, the fixture will be of particular interest to John Aldridge, who represented both the Ironsides and Liverpool in his playing career.

The draw represents an simple one for the Reds on paper, potentially allowing Klopp to rest key players ahead of the first leg of their League Cup semi-final clash with Southampton at St Mary’s on January 11.

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Naturally, however, whichever of Newport and Argyle makes it to the third round will be motivated by the history of giant-killings in the FA Cup.

FA CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW

Ipswich vs. Lincoln City/Oldham
Barrow vs. Rochdale
Manchester United vs. Reading
Hull City vs. Swansea
Sunderland vs. Burnley
QPR vs. Blackburn
Millwall vs. Bournemouth
West Ham vs. Manchester City
Brighton vs. MK Dons/Charlton
Blackpool vs. Barnsley
Wigan vs. Nottingham Forest
Birmingham vs. Newcastle
Chelsea vs. Notts County/Peterborough
Middlesbrough vs. Sheffield Wednesday
West Brom vs. Derby
Everton vs. Leicester City
LIVERPOOL vs. Newport/Plymouth
Wycombe vs. Stourbridge/Northampton
Watford vs. Burton Albion
Preston vs. Arsenal
Cardiff vs. Fulham
Stoke vs. Wolves
Cambridge vs. Leeds
Bristol City vs. Shrewsbury/Fleetwood
Huddersfield vs. Port Vale
Tottenham vs. Aston Villa
Brentford vs. Halifax/Eastleigh
Bolton vs. Crystal Palace
Norwich City vs. Southampton
Sutton United vs. AFC Wimbledon
Accrington Stanley vs. Luton Town
Rotherham vs. Oxford United/Macclesfield

Ties to be played on the weekend of January 6-9.

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#Instagram Джорджиньо Вейналдума

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Reds to face Newport or Plymouth in FA Cup third round

LiverpoolFC TV - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:10
Liverpool will face Newport County or Plymouth Argyle at Anfield in the third round of this season's FA Cup.
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Reds to face Newport or Plymouth in FA Cup third round

LiverpoolFC.TV - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:10

Liverpool will face Newport County or Plymouth Argyle at Anfield in the third round of this season's FA Cup.

The draw, conducted by Reds legend Steven Gerrard and Arsenal icon Ian Wright on Monday night, has pitted Jürgen Klopp’s side against one of the League Two clubs in January.

Newport claimed a goalless draw away to Plymouth in Saturday’s initial encounter between the teams, with the replay set for Tuesday December 13 at Rodney Parade.

The third-round fixture with Liverpool will be played at Anfield between Friday 6 and Monday 9 January.

The Reds have never previously faced Newport, but have taken on Plymouth 10 times in history.

The last meeting with the Pilgrims came in a Second Division clash at Anfield in April 1962, with goals from Alan A’Court, Ian St John and Roger Hunt securing a 3-2 win for Bill Shankly’s side.

Plymouth are currently in third place in League Two, while Newport are in 24th. 

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Невилл сомневается, что «Ливерпуль» станет чемпионом с Кариусом в воротах<br><br>Эксперт Sky Sports Гари Невилл считает, что с голкипером вроде Лориса Кариуса «Ливерпулю» будет сложно выиграть Премьер-лигу в этом сезоне

Liverpool FC vk.com - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:03

Невилл сомневается, что «Ливерпуль» станет чемпионом с Кариусом в воротах

Эксперт Sky Sports Гари Невилл считает, что с голкипером вроде Лориса Кариуса «Ливерпулю» будет сложно выиграть Премьер-лигу в этом сезоне.

В последние недели, игрой и результатами, «Ливерпуль» заставил говорить о себе как о реальном претенденте на чемпионский титул. Однако в воскресенье «красные» увеличили свое отставание от вершины таблицы до четырех очков, потерпев поражение 4:3 в гостях у «Борнмута».

Коллега Невилла по студии Sky Sports Джейми Каррагер обвинил Кариуса в двух из четырех пропущенных мячей, и Гари соглашается, что игра немецкого голкипера никак не соответствует чемпионскому уровню.

«Кариус недостаточно хорош. Возможно, в следующие 12-18 месяцев он прибавит, но вчера вы могли наблюдать Куртуа, и он достаточно хорош прямо сейчас.

Команде важно ощущать присутствие голкипера, который ловит мяч во вратарской, отбивает летящий в него мяч и делает прочие простые вещи. Тревога, что есть у голкипера, может передаваться остальной команде. Голкиперы вроде Кариуса как раз и делают это — они хороши в том, чтобы передавать тревогу.

Они просто делают вещи, которые выводят каждого из равновесия. Толпа игроков начинает немного паниковать. В то же время голкиперы вроде Куртуа и Де Хеа — или Ван дер Сара раньше — надежны, вы можете на них положиться. С такого рода голкиперами можно выигрывать лигу.

На протяжении нескольких последних лет перед «Ливерпулем» всегда стояло испытание наладить оборону — теперь это же касается и позиции голкипера», — сообщил Невилл.
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Aldo: Liverpool defeat to Bournemouth was smack in the face - but the Reds might have needed it

icLiverpool.co.uk - пн, 12/05/2016 - 22:00

The defeat at Bournemouth was up there with the worst you can have, really.

With all due respect to Bournemouth, you could come to terms with it if it was one of the top clubs. Fair enough, it can happen. But this doesn't half leave a bitter taste.

We were cruising at 2-0 and 3-1, but the way it panned out, it reminded me of THAT Crystal Palace game. We did the job we had to do, there was no need to chase the game looking for the fourth goal, and we get punished.

That's the way Jurgen wants it doing, and that's fine, but I just felt we could have protected the back four a little more.

Liverpool worked hard for their three goals, but Bournemouth didn't have to work very hard for theirs. We gave them a couple of gifts to say the least.

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If we're going to win the league – and I'm not saying we will, but if we are – then you have to see those games through.

It should have been a routine win at both 2-0 and 3-1, but we end up chasing a game we didn't have to chase. Why didn't we keep a few midfield players back and just look to hit them on the break?

Normally they do that, for some reason they didn't against Bournemouth and paid the price. You protect what you have and show a bit more guile. For a couple of their chances, the midfield was exposed when it didn't have to be. It was odd to see.

The loss of Sadio Mane, who had been limping beforehand, changed things for Bournemouth. Eddie Howe wasn't worried about our pace so he pushed their full backs up – they had to take a chance and we didn't have the speed to exploit that, so it was a risk we couldn't punish.

This feels like the Burnley game, it's a huge smack in the face and you need a reaction. You want to play on Wednesday, not Saturday, because a week is a long time to dwell on it.

By the way, don't be writing off Liverpool off the back of this. It might actually help them in the long run.

Other teams will look at that on Sunday and think they've been giving us too much respect. They'll think they can get at Liverpool. They'll think: 'This is Liverpool at Bournemouth, we can cause them problems'.

That might help us, you know. Teams have been terrified against us and sat back, but they might fancy a go at us now. We scored three times without Philippe Coutinho and won't be conceding four every week.

We collapsed, fair enough. Teams will see that and think we will do that every week. They're welcome to have a go, because we know what happens if Liverpool get space.

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The last time Liverpool lost a game of football, they went 15 games unbeaten.

It would be nice to respond in a similar fashion this time.

I wouldn't be setting any sort of points target or anything like that, though. It's simply about focusing on making amends in the next game.

It would be better if they were playing on Wednesday, because as a player you want to get out a performance like Bournemouth out of your system, but Saturday it is.

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We're more than capable of bouncing back, as well. That's not to take anything away from West Ham.

They haven't been in good form this season and were turned over by Arsenal at the weekend, but they can do some real damage. Dimitri Payet is brilliant and we can't be giving away set pieces in dangerous positions, we have to be smart.

They'll come here and have a go. They won't be doing what Manchester United, Hull and that sort of team did. They have strong, powerful players and we have to make sure we're up for it.

But Joel Matip should hopefully come back and make them more solid at the back, and Jurgen will the same reaction as he did after Burnley.

They're all winnable games coming up, although we can't take anything for granted, because we know what's happened in the past.

Just do it game-by-game, they'll be tough and we're going to have to defend even when we're winning – that goes for the entire team, including defending from the front.

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West Ham, Middlesbrough, Everton, Stoke. Then Manchester City to end the year. It won't be easy, but it's doable.

Focus on West Ham for now though, we need a big three points and hopefully consolidate the top four.

I know we are capable of doing plenty in front of goal but first thing I would say is get a clean sheet, because a 1-0 win would be fine.

Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth scores the winner during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images) They'll feel like garbage but don't forget the injuries

Let me tell you from experience, suffering defeats like the one against Bournemouth leaves you down as a player.

For the next few days, they'll be feeling like absolute garbage.

I don't think it's the sort of result which will give Jurgen Klopp any sort of fresh focus to what awaits him for the rest of the season.

For the players? Maybe subconsciously, but then, knowing Klopp, he wouldn't have let them get carried away in the first place.

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He's a great man manager and he will get it across to the players in the first place: a good start doesn't mean you're nailed on to win something, and neither does a defeat mean you're not going to do anything.

Don't forget, we've been dealing with quite a few injuries, and the manager knows that. There were good young lads on the bench but you need your match winners, like a fully-fit Adam Lallana, Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool competes with Dan Gosling of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images) Rovers on top

On a happier note, it was great to see Tranmere move to the top of the National League.

I'm made up! It's great for the club, I'm delighted for them, and Micky Mellon is doing a fantastic job. He's made them very hard to break down.

I'm hoping to get to see them over the festive period against Macclesfield and hopefully they'll still be top then. He's doing a great job.

It was a timely goal against York in stoppage time – if you want to win the game, do it in the 93rd minute.

I've heard they've been preparing hard for the second half of the season and will have a team and structure in place to kick on even stronger, so hopefully they'll benefit from that.

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