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      Pre-Season 18/19

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      waltonl4
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #975: Aug 07, 2018 09:25:50 pm
      Not sure about Shaqiri on the right, I think he is far better in the middle, but that would mean us playing the double pivot imo.

      I don't think he likes playing out wide either but if he wants to play he will have to adapt and he has done well tonight out wide
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #976: Aug 07, 2018 09:26:06 pm
      No its empathy for a lad who has been to hell and back and we need a number two goalkeeper

      We have Mignolet.

      Sure, there's empathy there. But it's not "support" like, "wow Karius. You are great".  ;)
      waltonl4
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #977: Aug 07, 2018 09:30:31 pm
      We have Mignolet.

      Sure, there's empathy there. But it's not "support" like, "wow Karius. You are great".  ;)

      who said it was ...nobody so why even post that crap. The lad is a Liverpool player and has been abused and threatened because he fu**ed up bigtime but he didn't do it on purpose so if a few applause can help him regain some confidence and help him put that night behind him then what is the problem I don't understand you
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #978: Aug 07, 2018 09:39:50 pm
      Good workout, quality dipped off a bit. Would go with
      Allison
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      Scottbot
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #979: Aug 07, 2018 09:50:43 pm
      Well that's that then, roll on the season! Another solid pre-season win. Stars of the. Pre season have been Keita (for the first half of it) and then Shakiri (for the 2nd). A rejuvenated Studge gets the overall award though with his 6 goals (I think it's 6?).

      New signings have all settled well, no major injuries to worry about. Lallana and Clyne have looked sharp coming back from injury and it looks like we might have another promising youngster in Jones.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #980: Aug 07, 2018 09:51:45 pm
      Enjoyed that, very much.
      Thought the game was quick paced and Torino we're a good side who can play football alright.
      Thought our first half movement was sublime and it was good to see Gini making those runs into the box off the front three.
      Keita and Fabhino make a hell of a difference in the movement going forward.
      Mane looked sharp as did Trent.
      Mo and Bobby picked up where they left off in May.
      Second half was a bit slower from us but still confident in the pass and move build up play.
      Studge looks a different player.

      All in all the perfect starter for the full roast carvery on Sunday.

      Bring it on !!
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #981: Aug 07, 2018 09:58:04 pm
      Well that's that then, roll on the season! Another solid pre-season win. Stars of the. Pre season have been Keita (for the first half of it) and then Shakiri (for the 2nd). A rejuvenated Studge gets the overall award though with his 6 goals (I think it's 6?).

      New signings have all settled well, no major injuries to worry about. Lallana and Clyne have looked sharp coming back from injury and it looks like we might have another promising youngster in Jones.

      Fabinho and Sturridge has been my pick for pre-season, with Shaqiri impressing and our youngsters, Camacho, Jones and Phillips playing very well also.

      Keita was very good first half of pre-season, but slowed down the 2nd. I think it may take a few more games for him to really settle in and notch it up a gear or 2.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #982: Aug 07, 2018 09:59:09 pm
      What was the final score?  Who got the goals?
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #983: Aug 07, 2018 10:06:25 pm
      What was the final score?  Who got the goals?

      Firmino (Salah assist) and Wijnaldum (Firmino assist) , then Bellotti with a powerful headed goal (unsaveable) making it 2-1, and Sturridge (Shaqiri assist) in the 2nd half.

      Check out the Wijnaldum goal when you can, it was a beautiful team goal!!

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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #984: Aug 07, 2018 10:09:11 pm
      That was a very good preseason, let's hope it translates to a fantastic season, I have high hopes.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #985: Aug 07, 2018 10:13:03 pm
      Shaqiri has impressed since he joined the pre-season. He did everything for Sturridge's goal today.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #986: Aug 07, 2018 10:23:10 pm
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #987: Aug 07, 2018 10:36:20 pm
      Fabinho 5

      Started here but won't be starting against West Ham on this evidence. Clearly yet to come to terms to Liverpool's style of play, and even the chance to bolster confidence resulted in a bad penalty miss. Dropped into centre-back after the break.

      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-player-ratings-gini-wijnaldum-15002318

      Huh? Did anyone else think he had a bad game? I thought he was exceptional with Wijnaldum in the first half.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #988: Aug 07, 2018 10:43:57 pm
      Fabinho 5

      Started here but won't be starting against West Ham on this evidence. Clearly yet to come to terms to Liverpool's style of play, and even the chance to bolster confidence resulted in a bad penalty miss. Dropped into centre-back after the break.

      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-player-ratings-gini-wijnaldum-15002318

      Huh? Did anyone else think he had a bad game? I thought he was exceptional with Wijnaldum in the first half.

      Bit strange only giving him a 5, penalty miss aside he played very well.

      If that performance is only a 5 the bar has been set sky high for the expected standard this season.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #989: Aug 07, 2018 10:44:29 pm
      Trying to crack bus parkers we're going to take off our two best crossers?

      guys, this wasnt a serious formation.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #990: Aug 07, 2018 10:45:45 pm
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #991: Aug 07, 2018 10:46:24 pm
      Fabinho 5

      Started here but won't be starting against West Ham on this evidence. Clearly yet to come to terms to Liverpool's style of play, and even the chance to bolster confidence resulted in a bad penalty miss. Dropped into centre-back after the break.

      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-player-ratings-gini-wijnaldum-15002318

      Huh? Did anyone else think he had a bad game? I thought he was exceptional with Wijnaldum in the first half.

      F**k knows what Ian Doyle was drinking tonight. Thought he looked really good. Always looking and passing forward and was able to disrupt play in favour of attack as well as defence. I personally don't get his appraisal of Curtis Jones either. Jones has been a reliable presence throughout pre season who has shown a willingness to get onto the ball but I personally saw little of the 'Always looking to drive play forward' player that Doyle over eggs in his ratings. Got to be honest, if anything I thought he played far more on the safe side as opposed to 'driving things forward'. That's absolutely fine for his level - his pre season has been marked by a safety and relative maturity to his game but false appraisals like that by Ian Doyle proves that he's just another of those journalists who sees a young Scouser in the squad and will do anything to seek Gerrard like qualities in them, which always does more harm than it does good.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #992: Aug 07, 2018 11:04:27 pm

      Lovely worked goal.

      Haven't seen hardly any pre season so really looking forward to the start of the season now.
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      Reply #993: Aug 07, 2018 11:07:33 pm
      Took my lad tonight and was impressed by Gini more than anyone to be honest.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #994: Aug 07, 2018 11:09:08 pm
      Took my lad tonight and was impressed by Gini more than anyone to be honest.

      Good to hear.

      Gini is such a talented footballer and I hope we see him on top form this season.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #995: Aug 07, 2018 11:12:21 pm

      Shaqiri definitely playing like a man who wants into that starting XI.
      & I'd have him in it. Him & Sturridge as options off the bench though...
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #996: Aug 07, 2018 11:29:35 pm
      Methinks old Jürgen is going to have a whole set of new problems this year keeping talent on the bench happy.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #997: Aug 07, 2018 11:51:28 pm
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      Reply #998: Aug 08, 2018 12:03:46 am
      Methinks old Jürgen is going to have a whole set of new problems this year keeping talent on the bench happy.

      Definitely. Was thinking that when it was all smiles.
      Sturridge probably the easiest sell, being that he has watched the CL run from the outside and might just be happy to play a part in the "journey". Shaqiri is definitely chomping at the f**king bit. Personally I'd go to some form of 4-3-3 or 4-2-4 to get him in the XI, but if he is on the bench regularly it will be interesting to see how that develops. Although he's another player that has been in big teams and moved on so it might be that starting every other game and enjoying the ride is seen as infinitely better than Stoke.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #999: Aug 08, 2018 01:07:37 am
      Bit strange only giving him a 5, penalty miss aside he played very well.

      If that performance is only a 5 the bar has been set sky high for the expected standard this season.

      methinks the don't sit Hendo movement among certain media members may have reared its head.

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