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      Pre-Season 18/19

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      LondonRed83
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #900: Aug 05, 2018 04:35:46 pm
      How is that going to work? That will be too attack-minded and risky in my opinion.

      10 mins to go, trying to crack those bus parkers...
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #901: Aug 05, 2018 04:40:29 pm
      10 mins to go, trying to crack those bus parkers...

      Yeah I like that.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #902: Aug 05, 2018 05:35:34 pm
      I would play the second team next Tuesday. No need to risk anyone with full pre-season.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #903: Aug 05, 2018 07:13:37 pm
      Our front three must be salivating at the thought of Shaqiri playing in midfield behind them. His range of passing and his aggression is something to behold.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #904: Aug 05, 2018 07:15:58 pm
      This year with so many players only just being back from post World Cup holidays I think a fast start is going to be key. Of the others in the mix Pep Maureen and Poch have already been complaining about the number of players not available to them.

      Good point. Weirdly the 3 players who are last to return for us are, lets face it, not the players we would cry about if they were missing.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #905: Aug 05, 2018 07:20:26 pm
      Our front three must be salivating at the thought of Shaqiri playing in midfield behind them. His range of passing and his aggression is something to behold.

      Personally, I would be more excited to have Fabinho behind me than Shaqiri :D
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #906: Aug 05, 2018 09:33:56 pm
      So, turns out that Spurs won the International Champions Cup..  ;D

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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #907: Aug 06, 2018 12:02:49 am
      10 mins to go, trying to crack those bus parkers...

        :lmao:
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #908: Aug 06, 2018 02:13:15 am
      I can see all 3 of them struggling initially, makes it even more important for us to get off to a flyer.

      Definitely want to see 12 points from the four matches before the first international break. That's 10 percent of the Premier League season and we need to set the tone of beating the teams we are supposed to beat.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #909: Aug 06, 2018 02:16:07 am
      Why f**king not mate?! I don’t care about the display agiant West Ham though, 3 points is all I care about for now.

      I'm sure we'll have a number of both type of matches, the squeakers where we just about win it with not our best performance, and the works of poetry where we drown our opponents in their own tears.

      I didn't mean that to sound gruesome, it just came out that way.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #910: Aug 06, 2018 02:19:40 am

      Trying to crack bus parkers we're going to take off our two best crossers?
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #911: Aug 06, 2018 02:20:29 am
      Personally, I would be more excited to have Fabinho behind me than Shaqiri :D

      I think there's another board where you can post on here for personal fetishes.
      Robby The Z
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #912: Aug 06, 2018 02:23:12 am
      I would play the second team next Tuesday. No need to risk anyone with full pre-season.

      Am guessing Jürgen will largely do this, but also that he will give a 15-30 minute runout for the likes of Mo, Sadio and Naby as it is supposed to be a fan-friendly occasion.

      Players who will need a game include Trent, Lallana, Fabinho, Bobby, Sturridge and Shaquiri.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #913: Aug 06, 2018 09:55:00 am
      Bring on the hammers,I can't wait to see us give them a footballing lesson. :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #914: Aug 06, 2018 11:22:38 am
      I think there's another board where you can post on here for personal fetishes.

      Arf.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #915: Aug 06, 2018 02:34:16 pm

      Lots of talent but not a lot of width in that side, particularly with a left footer on the right and a right footer on the left.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #916: Aug 06, 2018 02:42:03 pm
      All in all you have to be pretty frickin happy with our summer and pre-season.

      - We have brought in some excellent signings with 2 (Keita & Alisson) and possibly 3 (Fabinho) going right into our starting 11. I would have liked to see one more (and we still may) come in but even still, it has been an impressive transfer window.

      - Our pre-season itself has been excellent, we are about to play our 8th game (I think that is more than all of our rivals) so the players have had the best possible preparation with very few injuries. Plus we had very few players away on late WC duty (only Henderson & Firmino were late-late back) so that's a big advantage over some of our rivals.

      - Performances in pre-season have been very good with just the one loss (which was fairly unlucky) and moral boosting wins over both Manchester sides. Plus the new signings have all looked the part and got off to encouraging starts. And Danny Studge has even got himself fit and scored 5 goals in the process!!!!

      I can't fookin wait for Sunday to get here! Got meself a day booked in the pub and I think this is the most excited I have been gong into a new season since 2006!!!
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #917: Aug 07, 2018 06:42:39 am
      Hmmm

      Liverpool unluckiest Premier League team & Manchester United luckiest, says study

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45087444
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #918: Aug 07, 2018 09:25:38 am
      Hmmm

      Liverpool unluckiest Premier League team & Manchester United luckiest, says study

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45087444

      Hope that this season will be the vici-versa. We need some luck with talent.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #919: Aug 07, 2018 10:26:46 am
      Hmmm

      Liverpool unluckiest Premier League team & Manchester United luckiest, says study

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45087444

      Does not surprise me at all, Manure always have the luck, well apart from with managers recently ;-)
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #920: Aug 07, 2018 10:32:41 am
      Tonight's friendly I believe is a little unnecessary four days before the start of the Perm'...

      I really don't care if we lose 5-0, 10-0, or 20-0 as long as all our players come through this unscathed
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #921: Aug 07, 2018 10:52:36 am
      Tonight's friendly I believe is a little unnecessary four days before the start of the Perm'...

      I really don't care if we lose 5-0, 10-0, or 20-0 as long as all our players come through this unscathed
      I get that mate but at the same time I don’t think our top hitters will play any longer than 45. We have a few players that are still needing game time and are unlikely to start on Sunday - TAA, Henderson, Lovren ...

      Klopp, in his infinite wisdom, also mentioned that he did not want the new players overwhelmed by playing in front of a packed Anfield for the first time against West Ham. So this is a chance for them to experience this before the season starts.
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      Reply #922: Aug 07, 2018 11:17:42 am
      Fk yeah I am so pumped for this season!
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #923: Aug 07, 2018 11:41:00 am
      Tonight's friendly I believe is a little unnecessary four days before the start of the Perm'...

      I really don't care if we lose 5-0, 10-0, or 20-0 as long as all our players come through this unscathed

      Nothing wrong with with a competitive game mate, keeps the sharpness for the curtain raiser..
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      Reply #924: Aug 07, 2018 01:31:22 pm
      Nothing wrong with with a competitive game mate, keeps the sharpness for the curtain raiser..

      Agree. They can get injured any day in training, but we still do it.

      I am curious as to how many of those he intends to name in the starting XI for Sunday will be in or in for long tonight.
       
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      Reply #925: Aug 07, 2018 01:58:35 pm
      Agree. They can get injured any day in training, but we still do it.

      I am curious as to how many of those he intends to name in the starting XI for Sunday will be in or in for long tonight.
      True, but in training players are a bit more mindful of how they tackle
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      Reply #926: Aug 07, 2018 03:55:57 pm
      True, but in training players are a bit more mindful of how they tackle

      I suppose, but of course they can be injured in the West Ham game to the same effect. I would think the benefit of fitness and sharpness, especially for the second XI (not yet clearly defined I know), is the compelling reason for the game.

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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #927: Aug 07, 2018 04:16:20 pm
      Personally, I would be more excited to have Fabinho behind me than Shaqiri :D

      I think the front 3 might feel much better about not having to score 3/4 to win games and knowing that an off day when we score 2 will see us claim the points.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #928: Aug 07, 2018 05:31:20 pm
      Lineup tonight illustrates a few things.

      1. Klopp must have wanted Sadio, Mo and Bobby to have more minutes together.

      2. We have 5 veteran centre backs on the roster and only one of them (Virgil) is fit to play at the moment. So Virgil who played 90 minutes Saturday is back out there tonight, paired iwth Phillips. George Johnston drafted into the squad from the U23s, having not trained with the first team so far this preseason.

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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #929: Aug 07, 2018 05:46:13 pm
      I suppose, but of course they can be injured in the West Ham game to the same effect. I would think the benefit of fitness and sharpness, especially for the second XI (not yet clearly defined I know), is the compelling reason for the game.
      Mate I understand everything you are saying, it's just that it is so weird, and unnecessary having a friendly so near to the start of the season, four days!!!

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