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      Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1

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      PGlynn91
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      Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Feb 12, 2018 12:22:26 am



      Feels like an age since we were in the latter stages of the Champions League and I cannot wait for this! We have had some memorable nights in Europe with Klopp and I expect more big nights this year and the years ahead under his guidance.

      Girls and boys. Sit back and enjoy and forget about Valentines. Only one bird on my mind Wednesday and its on our crest!  :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6:

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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #1: Feb 12, 2018 12:56:15 am
      Lovren for Matip, Lallana for Milner from the side you’ve gone with. Depends on Adam’s fitness, of course.

      Pumped for this. Nerves will ramp up pre-kick off no doubt. 

      Good to be back on the big stage!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #2: Feb 12, 2018 01:01:50 am
      Narrow win I think.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #3: Feb 12, 2018 02:12:05 am
      All about keeping a clean sheet and coming away with a win.
      Don’t care how unattractive our performance may well be. Just need to keep things solid and put in a professional and controlled display.
      Going for a 1-0
       
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #4: Feb 12, 2018 02:38:41 am
      All about keeping a clean sheet and coming away with a win.
      Don’t care how unattractive our performance may well be. Just need to keep things solid and put in a professional and controlled display.
      Going for a 1-0

      Would love to score a couple of away goals, even if we concede. At home is where the clean sheet will be the priority. Hoping the midfield can step up, gain enough possession to serve our front three with a decent # of chances. If they do, I'm confident we will score away goals and get into the driver's seat.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #5: Feb 12, 2018 08:20:11 am
      None of this getting 10 pts to qualify sh*t now. Its "proper" 2 leg european football - which is our DNA

      Defensively solid, nick a goal or two.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #6: Feb 12, 2018 09:01:40 am
      None of this getting 10 pts to qualify sh*t now. Its "proper" 2 leg european football - which is our DNA

      Defensively solid, nick a goal or two.

      That sounds like Liverpool 04-09.

      That id definitely not this team! Porto 5-6 Liverpool more like!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #7: Feb 12, 2018 09:27:00 am
      Champions league knockout stage :)
      Some of the best games I've had watching footy have been CL nights.
      Can't wait to get back to it ...
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #8: Feb 12, 2018 01:22:09 pm
      Think the outcome of this is down to Porto, if they attack we will surely get goals on our counter.  If they sit back, which i doubt, i would take a draw, preferably a score draw back to Anfield.

      CMON you REDMEN
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #9: Feb 12, 2018 01:55:03 pm
      Can suspended, Henderson and Milner both 'rested' against Southampton so that's them two in.  Oxlade-Chamberlain was brought off earliest yesterday but I would have thought that was down to him being poor rather than being saved for this game.

      Big decisions we will be looking out for have to be the keeper choice, whether he brings Lovren back in for Matip, and that midfield three which I'd guess at being Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #10: Feb 12, 2018 02:17:26 pm
      Can suspended, Henderson and Milner both 'rested' against Southampton so that's them two in.  Oxlade-Chamberlain was brought off earliest yesterday but I would have thought that was down to him being poor rather than being saved for this game.

      Big decisions we will be looking out for have to be the keeper choice, whether he brings Lovren back in for Matip, and that midfield three which I'd guess at being Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum.

      Yea, reckon it'll be that midfield. Guessing at the XI..

                   Karius
      TAA Lovren VVD Roberson
          Milner Hendo Gini
         Salah Firmino Mane

      Bringing back Migs would be a head scratcher, for a few reasons.
      Don't think Matip is nailed down as the 1st choice VVD partner yet, seems Lovren will come back in.  But you never know.
      Need Hendo to play well, he has done recently imho, need him to do it again, and ideally last longer.
      With the front 3, we have hope we can score against anyone.
      Not sure if there's any chance of Gomez being back, but TAA has done well on coming in.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #11: Feb 12, 2018 05:38:33 pm
      No way Migs is back in for this, or for my money, the rest of the season. He's the backup the rest of the way and he's off in the summer. That's it.

      Not so sure Oxlaide-Chamberlain won't be in the starting XI, however. I expect him over Milner.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #12: Feb 12, 2018 06:42:16 pm
      It's been so long since i cared about this stage that i forgot they do 4 games this week 4 next week sh*te.Anyways no clue how Porto play or how good their league is so we'll batter them 1-3.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #13: Feb 12, 2018 07:17:25 pm
      About damn time.

      Hendo, Milner, Gini (which I'm a little concerned about to be perfectly honest) and otherwise I'd keep the same lineup everywhere else.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #14: Feb 12, 2018 09:04:01 pm
      These are the games when we will be put under the cosh. Lets see if £75m has been well spent. I will be looking for a big game from VVD. Command the defense,be quick and take control if they go aerial. Robbo will have to sharp on the back foot. we know he's good going forward but he has to defend to a high standard in the C/L.

      Good test for our defense, a clean sheet will be a boost.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #15: Feb 12, 2018 09:21:14 pm
      Let’s just hope they don’t play like Sevilla in that second half!! F**k me ive never seen us get so battered by a team in my life.

      Big VVD to get a winner! Can’t wait.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #16: Feb 12, 2018 09:23:33 pm
      Let’s just hope they don’t play like Sevilla in that second half!! F**k me ive never seen us get so battered by a team in my life.

      Big VVD to get a winner! Can’t wait.

      That really was atrocious.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #17: Feb 12, 2018 09:25:24 pm
      I think getting a couple away goals we be huge for us going back to Anfield given our history of leaking goals but I think we can play to our ability we should be good to through but it is going to be tough but I am glad to see knockout football back. I think your going to see Ox starting with Gini/Hendo to add more pace on the counter. I know I i will be looking forward to the match.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #18: Feb 12, 2018 09:28:06 pm

      50 mins of pure annihilation. We couldn’t touch the ball.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #19: Feb 12, 2018 09:48:32 pm
      I think getting a couple away goals we be huge for us going back to Anfield given our history of leaking goals but I think we can play to our ability we should be good to through but it is going to be tough but I am glad to see knockout football back. I think your going to see Ox starting with Gini/Hendo to add more pace on the counter. I know I i will be looking forward to the match.

      Think it will be Milner in for Can. We will need to play much better in midfield than we have done lately. A decent second half against Soton doesn't count. Much more discipline and covering, pressing/closing down will be needed. Playing passes to the man with more accuracy. Sharper all round.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #20: Feb 12, 2018 10:08:00 pm
      Their unbeaten on their home ground this Season, time to put a stop to that sh*t.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #21: Feb 12, 2018 10:14:30 pm
      50 mins of pure annihilation. We couldn’t touch the ball.

      Moreno got roasted for the second time by Sevilla.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #22: Feb 12, 2018 10:16:53 pm
      Their unbeaten on their home ground this Season, time to put a stop to that sh*t.
      They haven’t faced an Egyptian King.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #23: Feb 12, 2018 10:25:28 pm
      Their They're ...unbeaten on their home ground this Season, time to put a stop to that sh*t.

      A Pom fix that Oz.

              ;D

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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #24: Feb 12, 2018 10:41:26 pm
      Moreno got roasted for the second time by Sevilla.

      He was bad but so was practically everyone that night. 3-0 at half time and got spanked second half.

      Hopefully we’re over that sh*t now, Southampton game felt like we turned a corner even though they were utter crap.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #27: Feb 12, 2018 11:56:45 pm

      My preference is Mignolet over Karius, but not right now, and not because I'm wrong..

      Karius has played well enough in his games, and there is just no reason to swap and change now. It was bad enough before with Mignolet playing, then Karius... but would be even more ridiculous to swap that around now. It's clear that Mignolet is going to be kicked out by Klopp, so what is the point in including him now? Klopp has already made the choice and so he has to stick by it.

      Putting Mignolet in now would only disrupt things. Hopefully Karius will continue to play well and improve further.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #28: Feb 13, 2018 02:41:25 am
      A Pom fix that Oz.

              ;D



      Thanks Bud, was typing quickly as at work and Boss was floating around. Cheers.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (14/02/18 - 19:45) Rnd of 16 Leg 1
      Reply #29: Feb 13, 2018 06:28:43 am
      Porto are notoriously poor on the road against English sides. A draw here and we would be long odds on to progress.

      I do think we can win though. There defence can be got at, and we must remember Besiktas won 3-1 here in the Group stage. We are a better side than Besiktas, Porto should be wary of us.

      TAA and Robertson need to be more deeper, don't want them going walkabouts on the halfway line in the Dragao. They are the only thing that worry me about this match aswell as the obvs (Karius).

      If I was manager I'd do anything to avoid playing TAA. He isn't ready for this kind of match. I believe Gomez is injured, so f**k it stick Milner there. Probably more defensively solid.

                                   Karius
      Milner           VVD         Matip         Robertson

                     Ox        Henderson    Can

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