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      Liverpool 1:2 Chelsea. In game and post match déjà vu.

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      Liverpool 1:2 Chelsea. In game and post match déjà vu.
      Nov 08, 2014 11:42:39 am
















      Starting XI: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard, Can, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Balotelli

      Subs: Jones, Toure, Lucas, Allen, Lallana, Borini, Lambert.

      Brendan Rodgers has opted to make seven changes to his Liverpool team for today's Barclays Premier League lunchtime kick-off against leaders Chelsea at Anfield.

      The skipper, Steven Gerrard, and vice-captain Jordan Henderson are among the players to be brought back into the XI after beginning Tuesday's Champions League tie at Real Madrid on the bench.

      At the back, Glen Johnson and Dejan Lovren are recalled alongside Alberto Moreno and Martin Skrtel as the Reds seek to bring the Londoners' unbeaten streak in the division to an end on home soil.

      Meanwhile, it is all change in attack. Mario Balotelli, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling combine across Rodgers' forward line for a match that gets underway on Merseyside at 12.45pm GMT.
      « Last Edit: Nov 08, 2014 04:18:34 pm by RedPuppy »
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #1: Nov 08, 2014 11:44:41 am
      Bit harsh on Lucas, Kolo and Adam there. Never mind though I've felt all day we will win this one 2-1.

      Gerrard and Skrtel will score.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #2: Nov 08, 2014 11:45:28 am
      How do you not start Toure, Manquillo after their performance? Lovren has a free walk back into the team along Johnson.
       
      But, come on Reds! YNWA
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #3: Nov 08, 2014 11:47:14 am
      Let's see if they have come to play this time!
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #4: Nov 08, 2014 11:47:15 am
      Very disappointed in Brendan with that team selection, putting pay to any such belief that it was his strongest side out against Madrid.

      Kolo, maybe you'd argue can't play 2 games in a week at his age, I doubt very much that is the reason why he's been dropped.
      Lucas, again you could always argue it's the strain on him but at his age that strain wouldn't show and he only played just over an hour against Madrid so it wouldn't be as near convincing.

      So the truth is, after all, that Brendan was indeed resting his 'stars' for this game, that will heap pressure on them and him to get a result of some kind here. As I said pre-match I thought it was the right choice to rest them against Madrid but quality performances deserve reward no matter the circumstance and it really does disappoint me to see Brendan not picking players on merit as he once said he would.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #5: Nov 08, 2014 11:48:30 am
      Well done clint for another excellent presentation. :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #6: Nov 08, 2014 11:49:52 am
      Well done clint for another excellent presentation. :kop5cf8koxp6:

      Thanks buddy. I did not do the Real Madrid one because I felt that we need a turn in fortune :/
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #7: Nov 08, 2014 11:50:03 am
      Last chance saloon for most of this lot.

      Come on you redmen. Lets smash em.
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      Reply #8: Nov 08, 2014 11:52:12 am
      Very disappointed in Brendan with that team selection, putting pay to any such belief that it was his strongest side out against Madrid.

      Kolo, maybe you'd argue can't play 2 games in a week at his age, I doubt very much that is the reason why he's been dropped.
      Lucas, again you could always argue it's the strain on him but at his age that strain wouldn't show and he only played just over an hour against Madrid so it wouldn't be as near convincing.

      So the truth is, after all, that Brendan was indeed resting his 'stars' for this game, that will heap pressure on them and him to get a result of some kind here. As I said pre-match I thought it was the right choice to rest them against Madrid but quality performances deserve reward no matter the circumstance and it really does disappoint me to see Brendan not picking players on merit as he once said he would.

      If we do not win this match I think Brendon will really be in the sh*t for his player selection.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #9: Nov 08, 2014 11:52:40 am
      I somehow find myself questioning Brendan's team selection again which I don't particularly like doing but...

      I don't like the idea of Johnson just magically walking back into the starting 11. Manquillo may not be the greatest right back ever but he loves a tackle and we need that today. We don't need a player who just runs away from a challenge, the ball or even his own shadow.

      The same goes for Balotelli. He offers nothing in terms of a presence in the box, he's too lazy to get into certain positions in the box like Carroll was. Borini's energy could have been key today from the off but I guess it's not to be. Some of the lads in this team need to buck their ideas up that's for sure. Can have no passengers today! Come on red men!!!
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #10: Nov 08, 2014 11:52:53 am
      Brendan will be getting a hell of a lot of stick if we don't get a result today, some very surprising choices in that line up.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #11: Nov 08, 2014 11:54:42 am
       Not the line up many expected , me included,  thought a couple of players would keep thier places, like marqillo -kolo and even Borini
       but still we are all behind any player wearing the liverbird red shirt

       COME ON REDMEN

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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #12: Nov 08, 2014 11:55:00 am
      Dissapointed would be an understatement with that line up but going to reserve judgement.

      Johnson WTF..................... ..........
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #13: Nov 08, 2014 11:55:25 am
      Gutted  Toure has missed out.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #14: Nov 08, 2014 11:57:58 am
      One up top again.  :-\

      A lot of players need to up their game today.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #15: Nov 08, 2014 11:58:27 am
      Well done clint for another excellent presentation. :kop5cf8koxp6:

      Well worth the +1 Billy, some effort that.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #16: Nov 08, 2014 11:59:09 am
      Can't say I like the team either. Oh well (gulp).
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #17: Nov 08, 2014 11:59:30 am
      So Kolo Toure's performance against Real Madrid counted for nothing. So much for staking your claim then.

      How does Balotelli get another start I do not know, Borini deserved a chance. Same with Lucas.

      Anyway, come on you reds.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #18: Nov 08, 2014 11:59:49 am
      Gotta feel for some of the lads who played well in the madrid match, great performance lads now most of you are dropped. Must be confidence shattering.

      And then the ones who dont merit a place walking straight back in. Disappointed with Brendan...
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #19: Nov 08, 2014 12:00:06 pm
      I am usually the eternal optimist but I must say right now I'm in a trough. Putting an awful lot of pressure on Coutinho in the middle to be the creative spark and think Lallana very unfortunate.

      Lovren needs a big performance for me - only his price tag keeping him in the jersey just now in my opinion.

      Get into this mob mighty redmen
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #20: Nov 08, 2014 12:00:14 pm
      Can't believe Kolo not in there. Was MoM for me against Real Madrid.

      But Brendan is the man who's paid to make the choices, so I'll just have to back the team regardless...
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      Reply #21: Nov 08, 2014 12:00:33 pm
      Trust me we are going to win this! Balo to score!
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      Reply #22: Nov 08, 2014 12:00:58 pm
      I hope for Brendans sake that he gets  a 'performance' from the lads he's picked today. I for one am disappointed, I'd go so far as to say incensed at his team choice today but I hope to god I'm proved wrong. 

      Hope Glen, lovren, Henderson, sterling pick it up.

      One up top again  ???
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #23: Nov 08, 2014 12:03:24 pm

      I would have thought his last performance would guarantee selection for the rent boys game, surely he won't be getting splinters for too long.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Chelsea
      Reply #24: Nov 08, 2014 12:04:14 pm
      Certainly put himself under pressure now expected changes but not wholesale Johnson , Lovren and Balotelli shouldnt start on Merit but Brendan knows best ??

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