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      Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)

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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #25: Nov 03, 2017 07:29:02 pm
      Feel anything could happen, in this game. Although going for a win for the Reds.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #26: Nov 03, 2017 08:04:57 pm
      West Ham are a poor team at the moment so we should win this quite easily.
      Is this the West Ham we're on about that have just beaten the team from 2-0 down that have just thumped Liverpool 4-1 and Real Madrid 3-1
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #27: Nov 03, 2017 08:18:29 pm
      No easy game this. I know that's cliche but I'm not confident of getting all three points with such ease as we did against Maribor.

      All depends on us getting out the traps really fast and getting their bevvied up crowd frustrated. Take an early goal and we should be alright. If it takes a long time to take any chances, you'd have to be concerned they'll grow into the game.

      Our defence will have to be aggressive. No doubt they will try to put ariel pressure on us. We need to win it back and move the ball fast.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #28: Nov 03, 2017 08:35:20 pm
      Again hoping to see something a little different, maybe slightly more adventurous selection, but don't expect it, am sure Jürgen will go with the tried and trusted.
      Maybe a start for Sturridge, did he get the opener last time we went there? Super finish.
      Could be doing with three points, don't want the gap to top4 widening too much.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #29: Nov 03, 2017 10:23:11 pm
       The press for whatever reason has reduced dramatically so for that reason would play Sturridge all day  long
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #30: Nov 03, 2017 11:59:06 pm
      Can see us winning this one.  Wham cannot just sit and wait, they will have to come at us, which should leave plenty of space for Salah to miss half a dozen before he slots one home.

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      If Bilic thinks the way to beat us is park the bus and counter, that’s exactly what he’ll do.
      No way will he come out and play open footy, as everyone is aware of what generally turns us over.

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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #31: Nov 04, 2017 01:05:25 am
      No point in taking a cautious approach, we don't defend well enough to do a number on them. Pick an out and out attacking team, take the game to them and hope we can fend off their counter attacks.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #32: Nov 04, 2017 03:35:24 am
      We have to keep up the momentum and get 3 points.
      One thing I liked about the mid week game was the patience shown...at the time I didn’t but afterwards I thought that was an encouraging sign.
      Solidity is great but now for an injection of pace again into our attack.
      Going for a 2-1 win but not massively optimistic.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #33: Nov 04, 2017 05:30:40 am
      They'll play a back 5 - hope we start taking pop shots from the edge of the box; Hart will fluff a few. Can see the Mexican scoring, always does against us. Tempo of the game will be based on how early we score. We should try to wrap this up by half time.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #34: Nov 04, 2017 08:19:33 am
      Another match for us to boost our confidence. Easy on paper; we need the win simply because we haven't been ripping up trees [Gunners aside] against too many above us (and wasn't doing just that our claim to fame last season?).

      A nice win keeps us in touch while others will drop points.

      Close that gap redmen.
      « Last Edit: Nov 04, 2017 11:23:34 am by bad boy bubby »
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #35: Nov 04, 2017 01:10:59 pm
      https://twitter.com/LivEchoLFC/status/926796158524997632

      Lovren fit to play. Bringing him in to replace Klavan, good or bad? Klavan part of two back to back clean sheets and not done anything wrong.

      Mane on the bench! Be good to being him on in second half.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #36: Nov 04, 2017 01:41:39 pm
      If Bilic thinks the way to beat us is park the bus and counter, that’s exactly what he’ll do.
      No way will he come out and play open footy, as everyone is aware of what generally turns us over.

      If they do park the bus, it'd be interesting to see our approach. We've won our last two comfortably against bus parkers by playing the rope a dope (tire the opposition, hit in the 2nd half). While I would much rather us be heavy metal from the get go, I wont be mad if Klopp takes that take against a defensive set up. After all, most people's criticism was about Klopp's unwillingness to change tactics and play to the opposition.
      That being said, I'm be hoping for them to come at us and for us to shove goals down their throats :-)
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
      Reply #37: Nov 04, 2017 03:04:00 pm
      Think we will win this and probably seal the fate of Bilic, I'd stick with Klavan alongside Matip with Gomez and Moreno as WB's, Hendo, Milner & Can as the mids with Salah , the Ox and Firmino up top, might struggle with creativity without Coutinho but there is enough experience with Milner & Can and Henderson to supply through balls for our attack,

      Won't be easy by any stretch , Hammers will rely on set pieces with the big fella their main target, still think tho we will blow out all their bubbles and take home the 3 pts.....

      ......                  Migs
           Gomez  Matip Klavan Moreno
                           Henderson
               Milner                     Emre
          Salah       Firmino     Chamberlain


      Bench; Karius, Lovren Robertson, Mane, Sturridge, Solanke, Trent
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Ham V Liverpool (4th Nov 2017 - 17:30)
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