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      Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)

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      Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Apr 18, 2018 08:57:12 am



      Win the game and top four is all but secure. Our last game was on the 14th and the players being rested until Roma is too much of a gap if you ask me so I'd play them here.

      Then hopefully beat Roma and rest first team for Stoke and back to Rome to finish the job  ;)

      0-2 Reds  :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #1: Apr 18, 2018 10:19:38 am
      We need 3 points from West Brom if only to keep the pressure on Manure.After their result against West Brom they could be in freefall and it appears there is quite a bit of unrest in their squad.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #2: Apr 18, 2018 10:29:16 am
      Should be a win for the Reds, in this game. The main thing is no injuries, with the game against Roma next week.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #3: Apr 18, 2018 10:40:35 am
      Rest the full backs (maybe Milner as well) and don't risk Lovren.

      Should win it but WBA will be up for having a go so might not be a thrashing.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #4: Apr 18, 2018 11:19:35 am
      Say I'm a scary cat, yes I am, I won't feel comfortable until we are 100% certain of top four. So, I won't rest on our laurels but play our best 11. Overtaking Utd is a bonus but lets not get obsessed with them as they are with us. Furthermore, they have beaten Utd away, so they will be all charged up for this game.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #5: Apr 18, 2018 11:36:17 am
      Strongest 11, may be Klavan for Lovren with the latter on the bench.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #6: Apr 18, 2018 12:17:08 pm
      I’d go with the same team feom the opening post except Lovren, I wouldn’t risk him.

      Won’t be an easy game but hopefully with out front three we can be 1 or 2 up after 60 minutes so some changes can be made. Even if Chelsea win tomorrow if we manage to win that game top 4 will be pretty much in our hands.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #7: Apr 18, 2018 12:19:00 pm
      As strong as possible
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #8: Apr 18, 2018 02:07:37 pm
      Just win. Need the 3 points to keep pressure  on Manure and stay ahead of  Spurs.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #9: Apr 18, 2018 02:28:09 pm
      Same team as against Everton, we need to protect our key players for Roma.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #10: Apr 18, 2018 03:26:52 pm
      You heard it here first, Salah Hattrick and taken off 65th -70th min.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #11: Apr 18, 2018 03:29:55 pm
      This and Chelsea are probably the two more difficult tasks of our final four games.

      Advantage to this one is the week off we've had - disadvantage being the fact these have still got a chance of survival and our impending Champions League semi final.

      They beat the Mancs at the toilet last week - kudos for that - we couldn't manage that this season and we also couldn't beat West Brom, or even score against them at home when they were arguably in a worse state.

      For a team on such a low points total - its possibly surprising that they've only lost 7 games at home. 

      Despite the league table then - this is not going to be easy.  I want us to get to 80 points in the league but it wouldn't surprise me if the way we got there was a draw here and then 3 wins.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #12: Apr 18, 2018 06:02:06 pm
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      I know, Klopp won't play like that but if I was the manager I would play that and rest most of our starting XI for Tuesday.

      Ings and Solanke do not deserve their place but they are our second options.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #13: Apr 18, 2018 07:10:22 pm
      Anyone else noticed that Sky were advertising the game with a split screen of Sturridge and Mane?
      Not sure if Sky don’t realise Sturridge can’t play or whether they figure nobody outside of West Bromwich would be able to identify anyone in the squad other than him!!!
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #14: Apr 18, 2018 07:10:38 pm
      I'd rather play Salah/Bobby/Mane from the start and bring either (or all) of the front three in you put there Clint in the second half, think they'll have a bigger impact playing from the start.

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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #15: Apr 18, 2018 07:19:58 pm
      It always happens.

      When a team seem to know they are going down they play with abandonment and freedom.

      Years ago  Sheffield Utd couldn't win a match to save their lives but once "relegated" well before the end of the season they played amazingly well ....out of their skins.
      No pressure on.


      Dangerous game for us the Baggies especially with us having one eye on the following week.

      We'll get the win ....
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #16: Apr 18, 2018 09:12:02 pm
      WBA might play with a bit more determination after their win at Mancheater. If they had showed the same attitude earlier in the season they mightn't be in the mess they are now in. Biggest mistake, giving Pardew the job.

      We must play our strongest team and I expect us to do that. A win, not necessarily an easy win.

      1-3.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #17: Apr 18, 2018 11:36:45 pm
      Anyone else noticed that Sky were advertising the game with a split screen of Sturridge and Mane?
      Not sure if Sky don’t realise Sturridge can’t play or whether they figure nobody outside of West Bromwich would be able to identify anyone in the squad other than him!!!
      To be fair, Rodriguez is not a half bad player and scored against both us and the mancs. Would take him here over Ings, Solanke and Origi. Oh and Sturridge for that matter.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #18: Apr 19, 2018 11:41:31 pm
      I wouldn't play our weakest te but I wouldn't play our strongest either. Rest the full backs, we don't have much other choice than to play some of our starting centre mids. As for the front three I think Firmino and Mane will start
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #19: Apr 19, 2018 11:53:10 pm
      If we play a weakened team and lose. If Chelsea then win their game in hand the lead is down to 4 points with Chelsea still to come.

      So any thoughts of playing a weak team is a no-no. We need to go there with strength and get the win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #20: Apr 20, 2018 04:55:28 am
      You heard it here first, Salah Hattrick and taken off 65th -70th min.

      What will poor ol’Kane do then?

      There’s only so many phantom touches you can pull out of your caboose!
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #21: Apr 20, 2018 09:58:19 am
      I wouldn't play our weakest te but I wouldn't play our strongest either. Rest the full backs, we don't have much other choice than to play some of our starting centre mids. As for the front three I think Firmino and Mane will start

      Probably right but we do have an early kick off so:

      Saturday: Almost full day rest after match
      Sunday: Full day rest
      Monday Full day rest
      Tuesday: Game day but late so again lots of rest until game

      We need two wins from four games to guarantee top four. Win this and then we can rest all our players in the Stoke game.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #22: Apr 20, 2018 10:04:51 am
      Probably right but we do have an early kick off so:

      Saturday: Almost full day rest after match
      Sunday: Full day rest
      Monday Full day rest
      Tuesday: Game day but late so again lots of rest until game

      We need two wins from four games to guarantee top four. Win this and then we can rest all our players in the Stoke game.

      I disagree, the Stoke game is far more winnable than this one, even with our first XI. I still think we can win this with a weaker team though and it would be a great chance for Solanke, Ings and Woodburn to impress.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #23: Apr 20, 2018 12:14:33 pm
      We just aren't going to score a goal with Ings and Solanke up there so we've got to go full strength in terms of the front three. Any rotation should at full back/midfield.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #24: Apr 20, 2018 01:08:18 pm
      We just aren't going to score a goal with Ings and Solanke up there so we've got to go full strength in terms of the front three. Any rotation should at full back/midfield.

      So we draw the game, is that the end of the world if it means no injuries to our front three?
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #25: Apr 20, 2018 01:13:14 pm
      Anyone else noticed that Sky were advertising the game with a split screen of Sturridge and Mane?
      Not sure if Sky don’t realise Sturridge can’t play or whether they figure nobody outside of West Bromwich would be able to identify anyone in the squad other than him!!!

      Just novelty value of seeing him in a kit I think mate.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #26: Apr 20, 2018 01:23:11 pm
      Strong team and get the game put to bed and bring front 3 off.

      4-0
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #27: Apr 20, 2018 02:04:09 pm
      Think it could be tougher than people think, because most players won't be diving in for a lot or taking risks and  West Brom will be on a confidence high against United with no pressure since they are already relegated. We can win but it's not going to be a walk in the park.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #28: Apr 20, 2018 04:05:02 pm
      So we draw the game, is that the end of the world if it means no injuries to our front three?

      I just don't see the need to rotate our attack to include both Solanke & Ings. Maybe one but definitely not two. They couldn't get close to scoring against Everton and can't see them pulling it off in this game either.

      Start strong and bring off players accordingly.
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      Re: Pre-Match: West Brom V Liverpool (21/04/18 - 12:30)
      Reply #29: Apr 20, 2018 04:09:57 pm
      Put out strongest side for this one. As JD mentioned earlier, I don't much fancy the idea of the key players getting a 10 day break  between Tuesday and their last game. Far more likely to lose rhythm and momentum that way.

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