Honestly this is our hope. Not that they will be gone because they won’t, but that maybe they come back jaded after a long tournament. As impressive as Liverpool is they have had their form issues as times like any team. They couldn’t seem to score a goal at times last season. Anything can happen.Is Salah at African cup or will it be over?
I was speaking with some other clowns about this but I'll just mention here:
1) about Liverpool v Bayern, I'm regularly shocked and incredulous at how often Bayern leave themselves utterly exposed at the back. There are many times in the course of matches where opponents find themselves in a dangerous 3v2 or 2v1 situation and it's obscene how often they fail to take advantage of it. It's as if they're so used to winning the Bundesliga with their eyes closed that they can't even be fucked to defend. It's like Bayern rely heavily on their opponents simply fucking up, allowing their idiot defenders, Upamecano and Sule, to recover.
I would've much preferred Bayern.
2) The difference is all in the quality and the tendencies of the players we're up against - I think the Real Madrid games proved this conclusively. We can have all the nice and encouraging possession in the world and be encouraged when it leads to a decent chance, resulting in Lautaro shooting a tame shot directly at Cortois. None of that matters when Salah, like Asensio, takes the ball and smashes into the corner of the net at 100km/hr. In the moments which require you to either do or don't, our players simply lack the quality to "do" on a reliable basis.
They are full of players who can unlock a game and create something out of nothing. In a split second, a quick one-two between Mane and Jota can lead to a goal. A drop of the shoulder can expose our flank and open us up for a cross. Who the fuck is going to do that on our team? A 35 year old Dzeko? Retardo Martinez? The powerful-but-undeniably-slow Dumfries? Whichever useless dickhead stands in for Barella? They simply have so many more weapons than us and they are much more incisive with them.
Are you worried? This Inter is slowly getting better, but you guys have all the pace and all ball control talent in these two fixtures. Also Inter is without Barella, possibly both games.
I’m a Liverpool fan but I wanted to come on here and say that our respect for Inter is paramount.
Liverpool supporter here - just registered.