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Liverpool Are Irrelevant

Liverpool Are Irrelevant

This game is less of a must win, more of a must watch.

Whatever the result of Liverpool vs. Tottenham today. we’ll learn lot about how the top 5 will finish this season. Primarily we’ll learn if Liverpool are genuinely in the mix or not.

“Our record should be better,” said Klopp. “We know we can do a lot of good things still but we have to show it on the pitch.
“Against a team like Tottenham, we need everything. If we play like we did in first half against Hull – no chance. If we play like we did in that second half then its a better chance, but we want better.”

Klopp is spot on, of course. Liverpool have been more than a bit thin too many tomes this season. Despite the hype.

Cooling the presses overtures towards Liverpool would be nice.

You have to understand something here. There isn’t a Liverpool bias, so much as a fraught atmosphere when it come to combatting the ceaseless stream of press-worrying their fans involve themselves in.

The Liverpool Echo is subjected to constant drip drip drip of complaints from Liverpool fans unhappy with a perceived imbalance in coverage for the Reds. But the Echo is far from alone in this respect, and any national outlet that fails to treat their side with a sufficient degree of reverence, irrespective of how Liverpool are playing will be targeted for whining and threats.

What’s particularly risible is Sky’s kowtowing. Whilst the Scousers will lecture anyone at length about the embodiment of evil that is Rupert Murdoch, the City itself is a joke.

You don’t have to look very hard at all to find a bent football stream in the pubs, yet The Sun newspaper – despite what they will tell you – is still for sale and still bought.

The closest I came to not finding it was a newsagents in Bold St in the city centre that had the pile turned face down. (I had the grotesque misfortune to live on Merseyside for 2 years before I am challenged over the authenticity of these facts).

Only this week, have journalists from The Sun been banned from Melwood. They were so angry …it took them 28 years to issue a ban.

Liverpool don’t have enough about them to be contenders for anything much this season. The current league table is amore than fair representation of how things have been.

Beneath the Bindippers there’s a graveyard of also rans. If Liverpool weren’t 5th it would simply be Southampton or Everton or somebody else that wasn’t going to change the world.

Tottenham have had plenty of time to prepare for this jaunt and I’d be amazed if we didn’t win. If we drew I wouldn’t lose any sleep though.

In the scheme of things, Liverpool aren’t particularly relevant and that’s been the case for some considerable time. Despite what their very tedious fans might tell you. Over and over and over again.

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  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • northern spur February 11, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    If we start slowly today, we’re in trouble.
    FYI, I was at Anfield when Crooks scored and broke our ‘Titanic’ record of 60+ years without a win there + I also saw Jennings save 2 penalties in a 1-1 draw one Grand National day. Let’s make some more happy memories today, boys!!

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Oh…….my……..god.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Hull deserve at least a point. Arsenal deserve shit.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 11, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Hull battering arse. Just the bent officials between the teams. 3 points again courtesy of the ref for em. Clattenburg does what he’s told. That’s why he gets the euro final, champs league final and the cup final.

  • richspurs February 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Duh? Whatsup with this Hull. They think they’re out there to play football.

  • spursy February 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I woke up this morning and from a dream. All I remember about it that Spurs beat Liverpool with a late goal. All I remember about the scorer is that it is someone who is shorter and who doesn’t usually score.

    • Freund or Foe February 11, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Spursnut?

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Can you believe the refs winning matches regularly for arsenal? Another comic goal for em today….just give them a mandatory top 4 place…its pointless.

  • Ronan February 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Genius! The irony of the article must surely be lost on all you Spurs fans?! Calling LFC irrelevant when you support a club which last won silverware in 2008 and last won anything of note when Lineker still led your line. In fact your overall trophy haul is laughable for a supposed big club, it’s frankly a joke you try and class yourselves as one – your level is Villa and Everton. You finished 3rd in a 2 horse race last season (your best & only chance of winning the Premiership!), you’ve only experienced 3 seasons in the Champions League (during which you achieved nothing-even Arsenal got to a final!), you play in a rinky dink stadium (oh yea, your building a new one – well it’ll only hold 61k as you don’t have enough match going fans to build bigger!!), thanks for the giggles on a Saturday afternoon….

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Well….that’s upsetting.

    • Sticky Willie February 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Ooh, who let her out?

    • Freund or Foe February 11, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      I hope you`re not suggesting that we have delusions of grandeur Ronan. The irony of that must be lost on you?

  • steviesmozz February 11, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I see why its called the “Emptycrates” no doubt the attendence will be 60K

  • East Stand February 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    If we win it will be down to an anti Liverpool pro Manc and London press and nothing to do with them not being currently good enough.

    We stole Dele Alli off them and Sonny according to The Echo. You aren’t good enough at the moment and Klopp isn’t the Messiah, fucking get over it…

    • East Stand February 11, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Having said that a large section of their support are a decent bunch and outclass the likes of the Chavcheatski by some margin. It’s the “everyone hates us” thing that does my head in when the next moment they’re singing about Munich.

      They are decent fans but no more special or better than other fans, it’s just some of them work tirelessly to try and give that impression…

      • East Stand February 11, 2017 at 1:49 pm

        For example the standing ovation they gave Klinsmann in the cup tie was very decent of them and sticks with me…

  • A waddle and a fork February 11, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I remember the last time we won- I was lying on grass in France listening to a radio on the World Service. I think Sheringham scored. That’s too long ago!!!!

    • Freund or Foe February 11, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Lying is a perfect position when on grass.

    • Caspurs♿️ February 11, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Er, we’ve won there since then.

  • Caspurs♿️ February 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Tesco a’ go go for moi.

  • richspurs February 11, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Good midday, mediocre, medium cooked, meandering, mixed up, fellow fans. There is something about the EPL going back to old First Divion days as well. The blerry Anfield place is jinxed. There is a curse upon us, we need to break this hoodoo. Not sure what it is but the boys need to find some mojo, magic water, maybe a deeply spiritual awakening, lucky charm, and the f…..g luck when we visit plsces like these. Not acceptable that we cannot win consistently at the top teams. We might be rubbish in the trsnsfer market, but that is belied by our maginficent defence, and our lofty position. I think a few psychiatrists, psychologists, shamans, withcdoctors, etc may need to be added to the backroom staff, not to mention some die, chicken bones, blessed water and holy incense. Coys.

    • Ronwol1960-61 February 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      We hadn’t won at Liverpool since the 20’s when I went up to Liverpool in the 60’s. (Granted they had spent a lot of time in the 2nd division) and it was Xmas time or Easter when we played them away and then at home.
      At Anfield we were up 2-0 at half time and the Tottenham fans were micking the kop. Well they came back and won that one 5-2 and carried on the curse. In the home match on the Monday I was back at the lane and saw a beautiful 7-2 victory.
      Since then I think we have don’t not bad.Anfield now is not worse than anywhere else.

      • Ronwol1960-61 February 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm

        We were micking them too

      • UnkleTaff February 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm

        This game is without a doubt one of the worst memories I have of being a Spurs supporter:

        http://www.11v11.com/matches/liverpool-v-tottenham-hotspur-02-september-1978-84440/

        But when you actually look at the two line ups, I think we did we did pretty well to restrict them to seven…

        • melcyid February 11, 2017 at 2:24 pm

          this has no recollection in my memory banks,I deleted it years ago.I have selective memory syndrome.

  • Ronwol1960-61 February 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I think both Liverpool and Tottenham are teams that are emotional. Their fast paced games rely on confidence and energy rather than particular player’s special skills. We have both at shown both good and bad sides. The good thing for us is that the one stabilizing factor is our superior defence but in the end its going to be the emotional energy that they all bring to the table. With that who knows which Tottenham and Liverpool teams will show up

    • Freund or Foe February 11, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      i`M NOT FUCKING EMOTIONAL!!!! sob.

      • Ronwol1960-61 February 11, 2017 at 12:59 pm

        KEEP CALM
        AND WATCH TOTTENHAM

    • East Stand February 11, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Both sides have similar traits Ron I agree.

  • Freund or Foe February 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I`m so sorry Harold, I honestly didn`t realise. 2 whole years on Merseyside, it explains a lot.

    • Caspurs♿️ February 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      #savetheharolds

    • Harry Hotspur February 11, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Damaged goods, mate.

  • Aussie in Switzerland February 11, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I hope we play bad and win 1-0 with a controversial penalty at 90+5 mins

    • AccringtonSpurs February 11, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      It’s a given. But I see that pen being awarded to the other lot.

      Can’t shake the spurs pessimism

  • caveman February 11, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    We currently put out players with no teamwork ethic against lesser teams who play together week in week out. What do we expect?
    Agree 100%

  • Bruxie February 11, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Time to kick off the season.

    Too many draws early on have cost us the opportunity to really pressurise Chelscum; but we are currently their only worry.

    We have to beat the Sky four. We need a superstar signing at the end of the season. We need to keep this team together for the new stadium.
    Lack of ambition will not do this.

    Strong teams for cups and league. I’ve had enough of watching kids with haircuts.

    We currently put out players with no teamwork ethic against lesser teams who play together week in week out. What do we expect?

  • willy juice February 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    these lolpool c*nts will be mad up for this game and our pansys will no doubt roll over and let them tickle our bellies!!

    I hope im wrong, but when you follow our team as long as all of us you get to see the trend

  • LingLongMan 🚯 February 11, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    COYFS!!!

  • Spurstacus 💋 February 11, 2017 at 11:49 am

    We could kill off Liverpoop’s title / top 4 pretensions, today. HUZZAH!

    • UnkleTaff February 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      We won’t, though.

      • Spurstacus 💋 February 11, 2017 at 1:01 pm

        That’s the spirit! Keep it up.

        • UnkleTaff February 11, 2017 at 1:05 pm

          No, I really mean it. There’s no chance we’ll win today. Absolutely none. Nada. Zip.

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm

            That’s very clear. I was feeling positive but you set me straight. Its better that way;-)

  • caveman February 11, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Spurs are without Vertongen and Rose. Liverpool have Contineo and Mane back. Well matched. If Alli has a good game, we’ll not lose.

    • Superspoz 🏆 February 11, 2017 at 11:54 am

      And Erikssen

      • Caspurs♿️ February 11, 2017 at 12:35 pm

        Ooh, controversial comment alert….

  • East Stand February 11, 2017 at 11:47 am

    It will be cup final day for Klopp and his team of haircuts and camera loving try hards.

    It’s true that Liverpool fans revel in this idea of being outsiders, hated by everyone when the truth is quite different. They have huge support both here and abroad and as much as we hate to admit it a far bigger trophy cabinet than the one at WHL.

    They are underachieving and have been ever since Slur Whiskynose started clicking at Manure. It’s nothing new apart from the C.L win under Rafa which very nearly sent them skint along with some crap owners.

    Klopp has been given saintly status by their fans for doing the square route of fuck all since he arrived. He’s German, to them anyone foreign is a hero for not being British and obviously part of the conspiracy against them.

    He hasn’t sorted their defence but a footballing did like us will suit them and a positive result will help continue the myth around Klopp and his team.

    Heart says 1-3 Spurs but head says 2-2, it’s written all over the carnt…

  • caveman February 11, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Pochettino is a pilchard!

  • Spurstacus 💋 February 11, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Dagnabbit.

  • Superspoz 🏆 February 11, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Winning games gives me joy.

  • dick February 11, 2017 at 11:36 am

    spurs will win fuck all.no bottle

    • jazspur February 11, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Your parents got it right.

      • dick February 11, 2017 at 11:52 am

        As i said,will win fuck all.The truth hurts

        • Harry Hotspur February 11, 2017 at 12:11 pm

          It would be great if you could elaborate on the fuck all thing. Repeating it just conforms the stereotype I was talking about.

          • dick February 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm

            What dont you understand?Spurs will win nothing!

            • Aussie in Switzerland February 11, 2017 at 12:38 pm

              Is this reverse psychology?

              • MysteriousStranger February 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm

                He comes across as a bindipper to me.

                • dick February 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm

                  Ye are all blinkered!Winning games means nothing if you have nothing to show at the end.Like last year 2nd And more than likely 3 or fouth this year.#noambition

                  • Freund or Foe February 11, 2017 at 1:46 pm

                    3rd actually Dick.

                  • East Stand February 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

                    Go and be a dick somewhere else you are a fucking bore…

                    • dick February 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

                      2-0😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🖕✊️💦💦💦

              • East Stand February 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm

                He’s a dick…

            • Freund or Foe February 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm

              We won last week actually. Or did you mean from now on? Can I be your bookie?

              • Spurstacus 💋 February 11, 2017 at 1:03 pm

                Can I be your long lost pal? I could call you Betty …

                • Freund or Foe February 11, 2017 at 1:04 pm

                  Why are you so soft in the middle?

  • caveman February 11, 2017 at 11:35 am

    It may not be a ‘must win’ game, but my Saturday night will be a he’ll of a lot brighter if we get three points.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π February 11, 2017 at 11:29 am

    It’s a must win but if by some unlucky happenstance we lose then I reserve the right to declare it null and void.

  • East Stand February 11, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Secondy

  • Real Fan? February 11, 2017 at 11:21 am

    If we want to maintain an ambition of winning things, it’s a must-win. COYS.

    • Harry Hotspur February 11, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Winning things?

      Are games the new trophies? 🙄

      • JerusalemMan February 11, 2017 at 11:32 am

        Yes, winning things. Did you no watch Poch’s pre-match press conference where he fervently expressed that ambition, to be fulfilled at Spurs and in the near future.
        Not top 6 or top 4, but winning things. And winning matches is a good start.

        • Harry Hotspur February 11, 2017 at 11:38 am

          You’d be funny if you had a brain.

          This is the same pilchard that threw the League Cup, nearly threw the FA Cup (against Wycombe) and has rubber stamped the most stupid decision in the clubs history – to play European and league games at Wembley stadium.

          I could listen to these pressers all day on a loop – if it wasn’t for the fact my brain cuts this utterly meaningless shite out.

      • Real Fan? February 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

        An unbeaten run of games will equal a minimum of 2 trophies this season 🤔

        • Harry Hotspur February 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

          I’ll have that tattooed on a limb.

          • Freund or Foe February 11, 2017 at 3:05 pm

            I`m gonna have “GOING OUT” tattooed on a limb.

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