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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory View Post
    Arthur vs Verona 5 tackles, Rabiot 2 tackles. !!!!!!

    Arthur is therefore 250% better at defending than Rabiot!!!!
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    He will be on fire against Barca, revenge time is coming. Pjanic vs Arthur - who is the bigger FLOP ?

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    I don't think he fails with Barca if he was committed. Good player but didn't have the determination. When he was on top of his game he looked great. For example Tottenham away. No fear and great possession .

    He would have helped Liverpool away too, but.. Sadly he didn't work hard enough or was always injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinBarcelonafan View Post
    He would have helped Liverpool away too, but. Sadly he didn't work hard enough or was always injured.
    That was a major Valverde error. Liverpool away match was tailor made for him, because space presented itself to us, due to Liverpool needing 4 goals and pressing us deep. We just badly needed a player who was calm on the ball to turn around and multiple passes were easily at hand up front. But we didn't have anyone calm enough to resist that first wave of press. We'd have played the CL final had he played instead of Rakitic (who was a turnover machine).

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    I still maintain that injured Arthur would have been far useful than either Vidal or Rakitic vs Liverpool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soul24rage View Post
    I still maintain that injured Arthur would have been far useful than either Vidal or Rakitic vs Liverpool.
    Vidal as far as I remember played well. I remember I thought he was the only one that responded to fire with fire. The major weakness was on Rakitic - Alba link. That side is the one that was destroyed by Liverpool. Both of the panicked like crazy in that match. 3 of the 4 goals came form that side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soul24rage View Post
    I still maintain that injured Arthur would have been far useful than either Vidal or Rakitic vs Liverpool.
    Vidal was our best man but yeah Raki was a disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasgas View Post
    So i guess we should be listening to bbz more.
    He is like a well of wisdom
    Yup, not belly full of gasgas like many in this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fati_Future_BallonDor View Post
    Vidal was our best man but yeah Raki was a disaster.
    Yeah, I still remember that game. Vidal really gave his all

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    That was a major Valverde error. Liverpool away match was tailor made for him, because space presented itself to us, due to Liverpool needing 4 goals and pressing us deep. We just badly needed a player who was calm on the ball to turn around and multiple passes were easily at hand up front. But we didn't have anyone calm enough to resist that first wave of press. We'd have played the CL final had he played instead of Rakitic (who was a turnover machine).
    We’d have steamrolled Spurs too in the final. Absolutely zero chance we’d have lost that and with that momentum would have won Copa too vs Valencia. One of the dumbest decisions ever keeping the team the same vs Liverpool when it clearly didn’t perform as well as the 3-0 suggested and with Anfield pressure it was obvious someone like Arthur was needed over Raki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilarrubi View Post
    We?d have steamrolled Spurs too in the final. Absolutely zero chance we?d have lost that and with that momentum would have won Copa too vs Valencia. One of the dumbest decisions ever keeping the team the same vs Liverpool when it clearly didn?t perform as well as the 3-0 suggested and with Anfield pressure it was obvious someone like Arthur was needed over Raki.
    Not really, we won 3-0 against them with Salah and Firmino with them out all we needed was 1 away goal.

    Makes sense to field an unchanged starting lineup. The 1st half we had many chances to score.

    It is not Valverde's fault Alba had a mental breakdown at half time he literally told the players to get a goal, s plpg empty space and we are through to the final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messigician View Post
    Not really, we won 3-0 against them with Salah and Firmino with them out all we needed was 1 away goal.

    Makes sense to field an unchanged starting lineup. The 1st half we had many chances to score.

    It is not Valverde's fault Alba had a mental breakdown at half time he literally told the players to get a goal, s plpg empty space and we are through to the final.
    3-0 was generous, doesn’t matter who was playing.

    I said Raki, him and Alba were main culprits for collapse down that side and their mistakes were the reason for some of goals. Was obvious to anyone with a brain cell that Raki (one of the worst press resistant players) shouldn’t play against Liverpool at Anfield (arguably the best pressing team) and not play Arthur (great at resisting press) Unfortunately for you it was your boy Valverde who made that decision so yes it was his fault. Accept it and move on.

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    Getting 4 goals in Anfield is not the problem but how on earth we couldnt score atleast one goal ? Before the match I already know we will lose it but I thought it will be a 2-3 or a 3-4 loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fati_Future_BallonDor View Post
    Getting 4 goals in Anfield is not the problem but how on earth we couldnt score atleast one goal ? Before the match I already know we will lose it but I thought it will be a 2-3 or a 3-4 loss.
    Several chances but none could convert (Messi, Suarez, Alba, Coitinho).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegitot View Post
    Several chances but none could convert (Messi, Suarez, Alba, Coitinho).
    Not enough, we should have created more chances.