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      Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)

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      JD
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      Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      : May 18, 2017 03:53:33 pm »


      A Liverpool win will mean the club qualify for the Champions League by finishing either 3rd or 4th in the Premier League.

      Liverpool are a point better off and have a goal difference 2 greater than Arsenal.

      Liverpool are two points behind 3rd placed Man City who have a goal difference +3 compared to the reds.

      The reds beat Middlesbrough 3-0 away earlier this season.  The last time they met at Anfield in September 2014 (League Cup) was a 2-2 draw.  The reds won 14-13 on penalties.

      It's likely that only 2 players who played for Liverpool that night will feature in this week's starting side - Mignolet and Lallana.

      Up and at em redmen.

      The game has been picked for tv - let's make it completely unexciting for everyone watching by boxing this off within the first half an hour!! :f_whistle:





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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #1 : May 18, 2017 04:31:11 pm »
      A win here, coupled with a Scum loss next Wednesday will make for a reasonably satisfying end to the season 😎
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #2 : May 18, 2017 05:39:44 pm »
      Think it will be a easy win for the Mighty Reds.
      Shame Watford got rid of their manager, can only see a City win now.

      Hopefully we will see Coutinho in midfield again and we go two up front.
      Bobby and Sturridge would be exciting but have a feeling Bobby might not be ready.

      Agree with JD let's get this done with in the first half and then we can see some cameos from the likely departees this summer - Moreno, Lucas etc.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #3 : May 18, 2017 06:01:17 pm »
      Got a feeling they will have a go and one goal should open the gates. Really could do with Third but think big ask
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #4 : May 18, 2017 08:15:20 pm »
      With Bobby still a doubt, same team please! And more importantly, same result please !!
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #5 : May 18, 2017 08:41:11 pm »
      I was wondering when this thread was going to come thru and by whom. Well done JD for the thread and all things you have done for LFCREDS this year. :)

      I am bricking it mate. I just hate when we play the bottom of the pile (remember Sunderland). I hope we score few goals  as everyone says in the 1st half and can relax in the 2nd. I am sure the bitters will roll over for Arsenal.

      I am going for an imaginative 2-1 to us with squecky bum time in the 2nd half. :(
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #6 : May 18, 2017 10:01:54 pm »
      No crowd nervousness either. We need to be completely behind the team on Sunday and do our part, even if they're struggling to do theirs. Up the f**king Redmen!
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #7 : May 18, 2017 10:28:01 pm »
      Just totally crapping it for this one. Yehhhhhhhh, I know, I put us down fora comfortable win in the prediction, but it's the bottom sides who seem to haunt us, and this is a possible cock up in the waiting.
      Just hope and pray we get through with a win, and better still a 3-0 win, then see citeh draw. But i'm not looking forward to it to be honest. Sh*t scared it all goes tits up, even though I try and take the stance.... Ah well, whatever. It certainly aint helping my ticker.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #8 : May 18, 2017 10:55:10 pm »
      I think we will win this one comfortably,Boro will get the stuffing knocked out of them.Back the REDS to get us back into Europe Champions Cup. :scarf:
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #9 : May 19, 2017 11:09:12 am »
      I think we will win this one comfortably,Boro will get the stuffing knocked out of them.Back the REDS to get us back into Europe Champions Cup. :scarf:

      I think Boro will park two buses just to go out with a draw. Hopefully, they come out to play football rather than just stand in front of their goal. Quite frankly my ticker can't handle this much tension and would prefer the game was tomorrow so that I can (hopefully) enjoy Saturday and Sunday instead of sitting nervously waiting for the game on Sunday.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #10 : May 19, 2017 11:11:24 am »
      I don't want the season to end  :f_wah:
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #11 : May 19, 2017 11:36:31 am »
      Cliffhanger end to the season for 3 teams at least, good for the neutrals I suppose, if we don't clinch CL then the players only have themselves to blame over the course of the season. We are far superior but as we have seen in this league anything can happen and some of the Boro players will be wanting to put themselves in the shop window for the summer.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #12 : May 19, 2017 12:18:12 pm »
      I don't want the season to end  :f_wah:

      I do - only because I'm sick of this CL qualification stress! :D

      We go with a similar mentality to West Ham, we'll f**k this lot off to the Championship easy as sh*t. Early goals to settle it, a couple more in the second half, 4-0. 4-1 if that standard LFC defensive mishap i.e. Ayew at the weekend actually goes in.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #13 : May 19, 2017 12:39:39 pm »
      If we f**k it up the trip to Australia is the perfect opportunity to find a nice uninhabited island to leave them on
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #14 : May 19, 2017 12:51:47 pm »
      If we f**k it up the trip to Australia is the perfect opportunity to find a nice uninhabited island to leave them on

      Set up a penal colony for failed footballers there!
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #15 : May 19, 2017 01:06:45 pm »
      Set up a penal colony for failed footballers there!

      Already is isn't it?
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #16 : May 19, 2017 01:25:53 pm »
      2 or 3 goals early on please to settle the nerves of everyone.
       :aaliverpoolwz0: :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #17 : May 19, 2017 01:41:06 pm »
      I just can't imagine Boro putting up any kind of defence in this game, what is the point and what is the motivation for them. I hope they don't do a Southampton and just neg the game out, but even if they try to they don't have the physicality or defensive qualities to keep us out.

      Easy win I think, 4-0

      I also have a slightly odd feeling that Everton might beat Arsenal, especially if we get a couple of early goals.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #18 : May 19, 2017 01:41:29 pm »

      How is harry these days ?
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #19 : May 19, 2017 02:03:15 pm »
      If I were Boro at this stage, I'd definitely give my fringe players a run-out. Ain't no better time to do this. Really. Give them a chance to enjoy themselves.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #20 : May 19, 2017 04:19:00 pm »
      Same team, same approach, similar result s'il vous plait.

      Definite progress this season. 60 point total last year. 62 the previous.  73 already this.   Let's make it 76 ! And a CL place...

      Please :)
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #21 : May 19, 2017 06:54:07 pm »
      2 or 3 goals early on please to settle the nerves of everyone.
       :aaliverpoolwz0: :kop5cf8koxp6:


      or ...  5 or 6 . ;D
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #22 : May 19, 2017 07:44:42 pm »

      Still be shitting myself
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #23 : May 19, 2017 07:49:21 pm »
      I think we'll absolutely f***in batter them, all they are playing for is pride, but let's face it, they can't be proud of dropping out without so much as a whimper,

      I'm hoping J├╝rgen has us fired up so as to put on a show to be remembered, I'm hoping he sticks with the same team that fu**ed up the bubble blowers, I'm hoping that Twatford take 2pts off Shitty, as for anything else I couldn't give a monkeys f**k,

      We won't lose to this lot, we won't draw either, we're gonna send the Smog monster's back to the Championship with their hairy arses dripping of sh*te,

      F**k feeling sorry for them kunts, be ruthless and f**k em over big style,

      5-0 Mighty Redmen

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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #24 : May 19, 2017 08:19:03 pm »
      Anyone else feeling more confident for this game because we're playing Sturridge rather than Firmino? Not saying I'm glad Firmino's injured but he's failed to deceive too often at Anfield as of late.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #25 : May 19, 2017 08:57:36 pm »
      A win here, coupled with a Scum loss next Wednesday will make for a reasonably satisfying end to the season 😎

      Definitely!
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #26 : May 19, 2017 09:56:12 pm »
      Smash them.
      Leave no doubt.
      Be utterly ruthless.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #27 : May 19, 2017 10:00:51 pm »
      Anyone else feeling more confident for this game because we're playing Sturridge rather than Firmino? Not saying I'm glad Firmino's injured but he's failed to deceive too often at Anfield as of late.

      Me. Boros defence and keeper would rather face Firmino than Sturridge.

      Sturridge won't die wondering like Firmino. He will be doing everything to score on Sunday. I think for him he will be looking to show Klopp/ other suiters he still has it for next season.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #28 : May 20, 2017 12:51:54 am »
      On Sunday at 5 , I just dont want to feel like I did that May weekend in 1989 when Arsenal came to Anfield ....... and left with the  title.

      Denied that and a second double.






      We are owed ..... time to cash in 28 years on.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool v Middlesbrough (Sun 21 May 3pm)
      Reply #29 : May 20, 2017 08:08:54 am »
      I do - only because I'm sick of this CL qualification stress!

      Don't wanna stress you any more big fella but we finish 4th and what you're 'suffering' now is only 'qualification to attempt to qualify for the Champions League stress'. 😉

      Now... if, as has been said, the calibre of player we sign will hinge on CL qualification: will we have to wait until after the qualifiers before seeing any 'big name' targets?

      If we finish 4th, of course.

      Have a nice day. 😁

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