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Guess they aren't the juggernaut we all thought.

Eliminated from the Champions League by Atletico Madrid.
 
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Guess they aren't the juggernaut we all thought.

Eliminated from the Champions League by Atletico Madrid.

I pretty much expected them to lose. I think the pursuit of going undefeated in the league has brought in the dip in form. If Alisson was healthy, I think they win the tie.

I'm more than happy with winning the league this year and retooling for next.
 
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Liverpool clinched the title with Chelsea beating City last night. I had a drink to celebate. Finally after 30+ years of watching sports religiously I have a team that finally won a title.

It is a really weird time to win a championship with so much going on.

Liverpool have a lot of records to play for, clinching a few already along the way.
 

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Liverpool clinched the title with Chelsea beating City last night. I had a drink to celebate. Finally after 30+ years of watching sports religiously I have a team that finally won a title.

It is a really weird time to win a championship with so much going on.

Liverpool have a lot of records to play for, clinching a few already along the way.

You know, I really take being a Penguins fan for granted. Congrats on finally getting a championship, DCR! I'm so glad the league could come back to finish up. Wouldn't have been fair to have a title or relegations/demotions otherwise. Glad you aren't walking alone, buddy!

Heck, even Newcastle might get something out of this. They can get to the semis of the FA cup if they just beat Man C--if they just beat--if they can, in the Man City game--yeah, I can't even finish the thought for laughing. But, hey, dreaming is free, right?
 
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Liverpool have started out the season well enough, except for the fact that 4 players have tested positive. (already scrubbed the 7-2 drubbing)

Tsimikas, Thiago, and Mane all testing positive with now Keita testing. Could be as many as 5 if Shaqiri's false positive is actually a positive test.

I have no clue why with everything going on that LFC didn't prevent all players from going away on INTL duty.
 

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Liverpool have started out the season well enough, except for the fact that 4 players have tested positive. (already scrubbed the 7-2 drubbing)

Tsimikas, Thiago, and Mane all testing positive with now Keita testing. Could be as many as 5 if Shaqiri's false positive is actually a positive test.

I have no clue why with everything going on that LFC didn't prevent all players from going away on INTL duty.

Because they can't. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the club has nothing to say about the player going off on international duty. It's up to the player and the country. They can express strong opinions--especially when the player is injured--but that's all they can do. There's been many a row between club and country over this very issue.
 
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Because they can't. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the club has nothing to say about the player going off on international duty. It's up to the player and the country. They can express strong opinions--especially when the player is injured--but that's all they can do. There's been many a row between club and country over this very issue.

Yeah. Seems pretty silly with everything going on.

You could put them on an injury list I guess if we wanted to get technical about it.
 
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Technically it wouldn't matter.

They don't have to release them if they were considered injured. I remember Bayern doing that with Alaba.
 

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this one is hard because all of the players deserve the opportunity to play for their country, but I do think they have too many tournaments going on, with or without covid. maybe the international tournaments should consider the stress that the players are under. It is really on FIFA leadership and the international management coalition to come together to ask if some of these friendly tournaments have value added during a pandemic. As long as they are calling up their players, the players are going to feel compelled to answer the call. Any time that I player forgoes an opportunity, they run the risk of being left off in the future. And if the clubs try to keep their players from going, that will just hurt the morale of their players and that can eventually kill the dressing room. I do think that on a case by case basis the clubs will step in if a player is not fit. I think most recently England had an issue with Harry Kane and there was a spat between Southgate and Mourinho.
 
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VAR is rightly getting blasted over the Merseyside darby. Not only did Pickford dangerously tackle Van Dijk and tear his ACL, he didn't even get called a foul over it.

Top that with dis-allowing a goal that was clearing onside and costing the team 2 points and the share of 1st place.

Man, this one stings so hard.
 

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VAR is rightly getting blasted over the Merseyside darby. Not only did Pickford dangerously tackle Van Dijk and tear his ACL, he didn't even get called a foul over it.

Top that with dis-allowing a goal that was clearing onside and costing the team 2 points and the share of 1st place.

Man, this one stings so hard.

Oh, that was an epic crap show. I saw the whole game. Can't count the number of ways Liverfool got hosed. Oh, damn, it's a torn ACL? Wow. He should AT LEAST have gotten a red card after the game by the panel, should Pickford.
 
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Oh, that was an epic crap show. I saw the whole game. Can't count the number of ways Liverfool got hosed. Oh, damn, it's a torn ACL? Wow. He should AT LEAST have gotten a red card after the game by the panel, should Pickford.

Yep. It was pretty brutal. Pretty sad when the officials don't even know the VAR rules.
 

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Cortois and Salah went at it for sure. I think Salah was really good, but aside from him there was not a lot of positive chances for Liverpool in the final 3rd, in spite of all of their possession. L'Pool were very poor with their delivery into the box on set pieces as well. between the two I wanted Liverpool to win so I was a little disappointed in the lack of finishing on their part.
 
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