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To be honest, all his press conferences seem a joy to me after Dalglish's strangely defiant ones and watching Roy scratch himself to bits. He does seem to be really happy with performances whether we win, lose or draw, if anything he seems happier when we lose! In this particular example, I think he is right, a lot of people comment on it without watching the game and we were dominant and unlucky though made it a mountain after that opening 16 minutes.
At the end of the day he is probably running out of things to say, he can't build his own finishers and nothing has changed in terms of the recruitment between Aug 31st and now, all he can do is work on improving the collective, the organisation and the tactics which is what he is doing and doing well. What would you prefer him to say? If he come out and said we were beaten by the better team, he would be wrong because on the day we were better, I think that is widely agreed upon.
I think the point is that you can claim to be the better team occasionally when you don't get the right result, but not every week. At the end of it all, the better team is the one that scores the most goals, not the one that makes the most passes, has the most possession, hits the woodwork the most, runs the most miles or has the most waffly manager.
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I completely agree and understand the point. LFC's website has a link to opta stats and it puts them up for every game, I think it came in to place about the time we became a losing side so that we could find some respite!
I think it is probably fair comment that we would be better off points-wise this season if we still had Maxi, Kuyt and Bellamy but they were clearly released on the principal of being replaced. It doesnt matter how you control the handle, if your knife is blunt it won't be cutting much!