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      Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00

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      scotscouse
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      Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      : Jan 07, 2018 05:15:43 pm »
      Dont come much bigger than this, massive 3 points at stake a home win would be brilliant,and send a message out the title is not over yet.
      « Last Edit: Jan 07, 2018 10:06:18 pm by racerx34 »
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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #1 : Jan 07, 2018 05:51:20 pm »
      Bit ironic that the game after coutinho leaves is the exact game countinho usually played a blinder in, remember a few games down the line against city where coutinho popped up with a few great goals.

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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #2 : Jan 07, 2018 06:09:39 pm »
      Mindboggling we couldn't even force C. for this game to stay. Just insane to let your diamond leave in January and before the toughest test. I don't see how we win this. Maybe serving City players some questionable food before the game starts?
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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #3 : Jan 07, 2018 06:25:13 pm »
      we can win this, and I think the players will want to prove there is life after coutinho....
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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #4 : Jan 07, 2018 06:28:35 pm »
      What's the point? I've been reading on here we have a decimated playing staff and are a mid-table, Europa league team at best. :roll:
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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #5 : Jan 07, 2018 06:59:38 pm »
      we can win this, and I think the players will want to prove there is life after coutinho....

      I bet they want, but can they?
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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #6 : Jan 07, 2018 07:06:39 pm »
      Dont come much bigger than this, massive 3 points at stake a home win would be brilliant,and send a message out the title is not over yet.

      They do come much bigger than this. Its not a massive 3 points as opposed to any other 3 points. And the league title is well wrapped up.

      All that aside we will be the first side to beat city this sesson
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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #7 : Jan 07, 2018 08:33:55 pm »
      Need Coutinho to be at his best here if we are to have any chance....
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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #8 : Jan 07, 2018 09:00:32 pm »
      Gonna be a long week waiting for this one to kick off, looking forward to having something else to talk about apart from you know who
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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #9 : Jan 07, 2018 09:07:08 pm »
      I am not bothered about Coutinho anymore, he is not here. We can stick Mane, Firmino and Salah on.. Sturridge and Woodburn on bench. I think Woodburn can replace Coutinho. Coutinho spent almost 200 days over 5 years injured anyway.
      « Last Edit: Jan 07, 2018 09:23:21 pm by Ribapuru »
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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #10 : Jan 07, 2018 09:43:18 pm »
      I've heard Coutinho is for for this

      what? Have i missed something?
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #11 : Jan 07, 2018 10:12:58 pm »
      From the corresponding fixture last season.
      Which Gini won with a header. (1-0)

      http://twitter.com/LFC/status/815233389007699970

      Add TAA or Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson & Oxlade-Chamberlin and obviously Salah if he's fit.

      Both teams stronger now.
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #12 : Jan 07, 2018 11:30:07 pm »
      This will be vvd's biggest test, I have no probs with couts gone, our forwards will cause problems, if they get service.   I'd put ox in mid with Lanalla just in front. Robertson has to start, great outlet.  I'm going for a win
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      Re: Liverpool vManchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #13 : Jan 07, 2018 11:59:46 pm »
      Gonna be a long week waiting for this one to kick off, looking forward to having something else to talk about apart from you know who

      Yes, but Lazar Markovic is just too compelling a persona to ignore.
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #14 : Jan 08, 2018 12:20:39 am »
      Bring on the game. Couldn't come fast enough.

      Need to move on and get over the wee guy. :(

      Big game, a win will certainty help a lot.

       :aaliverpool2xt1: :aaliverpool2xt1: :aaliverpool2xt1:
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #15 : Jan 08, 2018 12:41:04 am »
      In order to get our best 11 (available) players on the pitch, I think I'd go for a 3-4-3  -- could also be seen as a 5-2-3 when defending.  City will dominate the ball, so we should look to hit them on the counter using the pace of Mane and Salah.  I expect our wide players to basically play as wingbacks, so the onus would mostly fall on one of Gini or Can to join in and add a 4th player to the attack.  I'd go for:

      Migs
      Gomez - Matip - VVD
      Chambo - Gini - Can - Robbo
      Salah - Bobby - Mane
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #16 : Jan 08, 2018 01:40:54 am »
      City about to lose their 1st Premier League game of the season!!!! Come on! Get it done!!

      (in a few days like...)
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #17 : Jan 08, 2018 05:13:30 am »
      Karius (I guess...)

      Gomez
      Matip
      VVD
      Robertson

      Gini
      Can
      Chamberlain

      Salah
      Mane
      Firmino

      I'm shitting myself with them having so many players whose strengths are playing in between the lines of midfield and defence, which is the defensive weakness of our CM's.
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #18 : Jan 08, 2018 06:34:53 am »
      We are going to need to score 2 for starters because we can guarantee that Aguero will score against us!!
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #19 : Jan 08, 2018 08:51:44 am »
      last few years we had city's number, really don't feel as confident anymore
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #20 : Jan 08, 2018 08:55:51 am »
      last few years we had city's number, really don't feel as confident anymore

      Why - because of their exceptional form this season or because the sky is falling in cos little Phil has gone?
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #21 : Jan 08, 2018 09:01:20 am »
      From the corresponding fixture last season.
      Which Gini won with a header. (1-0)

      http://twitter.com/LFC/status/815233389007699970

      Add TAA or Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson & Oxlade-Chamberlin and obviously Salah if he's fit.

      Both teams stronger now.

      Yup Coutinho played a blinder!

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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #22 : Jan 08, 2018 09:02:58 am »
      Why - because of their exceptional form this season or because the sky is falling in cos little Phil has gone?

      Mainly the fact that City are unstoppable, but also due to the fact our best player in thi fixture for the last 3-4 years is no longer here, and I do not expect Gini / lallana to have the same affect
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #23 : Jan 08, 2018 09:14:15 am »
      A win would be massive, no, more like MASSIVE!! But can't see it tho, hope the boys prove me wrong, the pessimist in me see us losing our first home game of the season, and we the fans losing our minds afterwards. Bummer.
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #24 : Jan 08, 2018 09:14:35 am »
      Mainly the fact that City are unstoppable, but also due to the fact our best player in thi fixture for the last 3-4 years is no longer here, and I do not expect Gini / lallana to have the same affect

      Gini did ok scoring the winner last year - with no Coutinho.

      I think we’ll be just fine.
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #25 : Jan 08, 2018 09:33:06 am »
      I am absolutely cool about Couts going for a great price................... Oh God, Phil, why did you leave us before the City match ..wwwhhhhaaaaaahhh
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #26 : Jan 08, 2018 11:12:00 am »
      Mane-Bobby-Salah
      Gini-Can-Lallana
      Robertson-VvD-Matip-Gomez
      Karius

      Subs- Migs, TAA, Lovren, Milner, Chambo, Solanke, Ings

      Armband to Lallana?
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #27 : Jan 08, 2018 12:14:44 pm »
      Ahhh ... let's not talk about Cou anymore. He's gone, as if he still remember us. We move on and upwards. 5-0 thrashing the last round serves as a reminder to the lads to go out fighting like a wounded beast.
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #28 : Jan 08, 2018 12:15:10 pm »
      Too soon for VVD as captain?
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      Re: Liverpool v Manchester City Sunday 14/01/18 K.O. 16.00
      Reply #29 : Jan 08, 2018 01:40:38 pm »

      He doesn't need an armband to show he's the best leader out there. I think people already see it.

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