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      Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match Debate

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      clint_call01
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      Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match Debate
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      It's a wet afternoon at the Emirates Stadium ahead of #LFC





      Starting XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez, Milner, Can, Lucas, Firmino, Coutinho, Benteke

      Subs: Bogdan, Sakho, Moreno, Origi, Ings, Ibe, Rossiter

      Roberto Firmino makes his first Liverpool start at Arsenal tonight as Brendan Rodgers makes three changes to his line-up.

      After two substitute appearances, the Brazilian is named from the off for the Barclays Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

      Jordan Henderson's foot injury has ruled the captain out, meaning James Milner takes the armband in the capital.

      Elsewhere, Emre Can and Lucas Leiva join the skipper for the evening in midfield, replacing Jordon Ibe and Adam Lallana from the side that started against Bournemouth.
      « Last Edit: Aug 27, 2015 08:16:34 pm by JD »
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #1 : Aug 24, 2015 07:01:34 pm »
      Great OP as always. Any news of their line-up?
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #2 : Aug 24, 2015 07:01:56 pm »
      Cheers Clint great work as always!

      That's the team we all hoped for.

      The glaring omission from the bench is Markovic. What's going on there?
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #3 : Aug 24, 2015 07:02:41 pm »
      Great OP as always. Any news of their line-up?

      No Per Mertesacker or Laurent Koscielny for Arsenal, so Gabriel and Calum Chambers start. Mertesacker and Koscielny not in squad.

      Cech; Bellerín, Chambers, Gabriel, Monreal; Coquelin, Ramsey; Ozil, Sánchez, Cazorla, Giroud
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #4 : Aug 24, 2015 07:02:45 pm »


      Bizarre formation.
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #5 : Aug 24, 2015 07:02:51 pm »
      Probably the strongest line up we could have gone for. Just noticed Lallana was out with a thigh injury! :roll:

      I'm happy with that team though.
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #6 : Aug 24, 2015 07:03:06 pm »
      I do like the look of that team

      Expect them to target Gomez and I expect him to be up to it. I predict Firmino to bag 1 and Lucas man of the match.

      Get about them redmen
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #7 : Aug 24, 2015 07:05:09 pm »
      Lucas wasn't he going to Besiktas on loan?
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #8 : Aug 24, 2015 07:05:29 pm »
      So Sakho back on the bench and Toure out.

      Also, highlighting our lack of midfield strength now with Hendo and Lallana out.

      Maybe should be checking out the transfer wires real quick eh?
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #9 : Aug 24, 2015 07:05:46 pm »
      Fantastic line-up. Come on you blackman!
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #10 : Aug 24, 2015 07:06:59 pm »

                        Mignolet

      Clyne      Skrtel      Lovren      Gomez
             
            Can                       Lucas
           
                       Milner

       Firmino                     Coutinho

                      Benteke

      ??

      EDIT: Just got the sarcasm...

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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #11 : Aug 24, 2015 07:07:02 pm »
      Pre game, Rodgers just said that Lucas is our best DM.

      Would seem kind of odd to get rid of our best DM no?
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      Reply #12 : Aug 24, 2015 07:07:09 pm »
      Great OP oh match scribe, loving your work as always.


      6-5, it's the new 3-4-3-1 dontcha know.
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #13 : Aug 24, 2015 07:07:22 pm »
      Slightly anxious about our midfield, in the absence of Henderson.

      Need to get the ball forward quickly, especially since our forward line can trouble an Arsenal defense devoid of Koscielny.

      COYR!!
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #14 : Aug 24, 2015 07:07:42 pm »
      Going for a 2=3 tonight. Really feel good about this one.
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #15 : Aug 24, 2015 07:08:45 pm »
                        Mignolet

      Clyne      Skrtel      Lovren      Gomez
             
            Can                       Lucas
           
                       Milner

       Firmino                     Coutinho
                      Benteke

      ??

      Sarcasm my friend, sarcasm.
      6-5-0
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #16 : Aug 24, 2015 07:09:11 pm »
      Happy with the starting-11

      2 worrying facts bench-wise:

      1. No midfield strength whatsoever (no disrespect to Rossiter?)2. Markovic is out in the cold. Something to do with the managet NOT preferring the committee signings?

      No Koscielny-Mertesacker... Big Ben, please make it count!!
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #17 : Aug 24, 2015 07:09:22 pm »
      So Sakho back on the bench and Toure out.

      Also, highlighting our lack of midfield strength now with Hendo and Lallana out.

      Maybe should be checking out the transfer wires real quick eh?

      It's why I'd be stubborn and not let Lucas go at least until January even if he's looking the move.

      I thought Brendan was going to go same again and we will never know if Lallana would have kept his place if fit but great to see Firmino get a start and the front three looks full of quality.

      Lucas sitting with Can and Milner more license to roam has a good look to it as well.
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #18 : Aug 24, 2015 07:09:28 pm »
      Sarcasm my friend, sarcasm.
      6-5-0

      See my edit! :laugh: :roll:
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #19 : Aug 24, 2015 07:10:23 pm »
      No real complaints about this line up, but every time i say that, we either lose or draw :(
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #20 : Aug 24, 2015 07:10:47 pm »



      How many shoes does a girl need?

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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #21 : Aug 24, 2015 07:11:01 pm »
      2. Markovic is out in the cold. Something to do with the managet NOT preferring the committee signings?

      Personally I think far too much is made of this committee nonsense.

      Brendan isn't going to cut his nose off to spite his face at this point in his Liverpool career and if Markovic isn't in the 18 then it's because the manager feels he has better options.
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #22 : Aug 24, 2015 07:11:32 pm »
      No real complaints about this line up, but every time i say that, we either lose or draw :(

      i wouldn't have admitted that myself
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #23 : Aug 24, 2015 07:12:12 pm »
      Good to see Lucas back in there, along with Can they should provide some defensive cover for the back 4 and the platform to launch attacks, very happy with that line up to be honest, even if it was enforced.
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      Reply #24 : Aug 24, 2015 07:12:28 pm »
      No real complaints about this line up, but every time i say that, we either lose or draw :(

      Stop bloody saying it then dude!

      ;)
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #25 : Aug 24, 2015 07:13:08 pm »
      Personally I think far too much is made of this committee nonsense.

      Brendan isn't going to cut his nose off to spite his face at this point in his Liverpool career and if Markovic isn't in the 18 then it's because the manager feels he has better options.

      Yup.

      Let's look at the bench....who should Marko sit in front of? Ibe? (not likely) Rossiter? (only midfield sub)? Ings or Origi? Based on their pre-season form, they are probably both preferred to Marko at this point.
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      Reply #26 : Aug 24, 2015 07:13:14 pm »



      How many shoes does a girl need?


      Has Gomez got eight feet?

      Bloody centipede.
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #27 : Aug 24, 2015 07:14:30 pm »
      Pre game, Rodgers just said that Lucas is our best DM.

      Would seem kind of odd to get rid of our best DM no?

      Yes would be crazy unless he's replaced with a better DM.

      Think barring Moreno on the left side of midfield that is the best we could probably set up tonight. I think it's an odd one as the two weaknesses in my opinon are the two defences. Going forward I'm confident we can cause them problems but I feel as it's Lucas' first game, Can not quite match fit, Firmino being pushed in after well documented shortness of full fitness and we're probably going to have serious troubles in the centre.

      Get 3 points tonight and I'll be very impressed, come away with a draw and personally I'd be happy enough. Anything else is not good enough though, there's been too much talk that "even if we lose", that should never, ever be the attitude before the game from an LFC fan.
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #28 : Aug 24, 2015 07:14:56 pm »
      Sanchez worries me, a lot! As does the pace they could well bring on.
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      Re: Live: Arsenal V Liverpool
      Reply #29 : Aug 24, 2015 07:14:58 pm »
      Very happy with the lineup we've chosen. Actually find myself questioning their selection though. Seems like Chambers and Gabriel in the center of defense for them. Benteke should be able to absolutely devour them physically. Good pace between them though.

      Certainly an interesting choice, should be quite the match.

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