I thought I would add a World Cup thread to the site so we can comment on the action and in particular on the performance of those Liverpool players who are participating and those with whom we are linked. So far it has been an enjoyable competition with some stunning goals and at least one brilliant game,Spain v Prtugal (or should that be Spain v Ronaldo) I thought Lovren had a very solid first game for Croatia though Nigeria were poor and hardly tested him. Henderson continued his good club form against Tunisia and has hopefully cemented his place in the England team,ahead of the more defensively mnded Dier. Stirling was very frustrating in that game as were Lingard and Alli. There was lots of good build up play but you wonder if anyone other than Harry Kane is ever likely to score.
England's win should ensure they progress from the group but some of the fancied nations have a lot to do including surprisingly Germany. I missed the first half of their game but I gather Mexico were brilliant for 45 minutes. They certainly defended well in second half and could be the surprise package.. Brazil also struggled against Switzerland after Coutinho's trademark strike. I was watching Shakheri with whom we have been linked. I think he's too lazy to play for Liverpool even though he is talented. He worked a bit harder than usual in that game but Klopp would not tolerte a player who ambles back after possession has been lost.
I'm totally confused about VAR. I though it was working reasonably well until the England match. In the previous game Sweden were correctly awarded a penalty through VAR but VAR failed to give England two penalties that were blatent and I am at a loss as to why.
There is strong Liverpool interest today with Mane and Salah likely to feature for Senegal and Egypt. Let's hope they perform well and stay free of injury. There is a possibility of England meeting Sengal if both teams progress to the first knock out round.