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      Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion

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      Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Sep 01, 2018 11:33:37 am
      The Reds travel to Leicester City today looking to make it four wins from four Premier League games before the international break.



      Line-up:

























      King Power Stadium:



      Team comparison:





      Klopp's pre-match presser:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr7S01FreJU

      Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino

      Substitutes: Mignolet, Keita, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Matip

      Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Chillwell, Maguire, Morgan, Maddison, Mendy, Gray, Albrighton, Ndidi, Ghezzal

      Substitutes: Ward, Amartey, Fuchs, Evans, Okazaki, Iborra, Iheanacho

      News:

      Jürgen Klopp has, of course, started the same team in all three of the Reds' Premier League games so far this season - with that side claiming nine points to boot.

      However, the boss didn't rule out making changes during his press conference on Friday.

      "I want to see who shows me the most and who shows me that he’s so desperate to play. Of course there is a little advantage for the line-up last week which won the game, but that’s the only thing. I’m really open," he said.
      « Last Edit: Sep 01, 2018 09:00:26 pm by RedPuppy »
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #1: Sep 01, 2018 11:36:03 am
      Thought there'd be more changes than that tbh. Strong line up.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #2: Sep 01, 2018 11:36:55 am
      Looks like the plan is to stay solid, grind them down, then bring on players to break the lines as they tire.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #3: Sep 01, 2018 11:42:32 am
      Can see Shaq & Kieta coming on late 2nd half..

      What the craic with Fabinho?
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #4: Sep 01, 2018 11:46:26 am
      Can see Shaq & Kieta coming on late 2nd half..

      What the craic with Fabinho?

      Fabinho is still adjusting to our play, same as Robbo last season.

      Bit of a mistake benching Keita IMO, would have dropped Milner to the bench for this one.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #5: Sep 01, 2018 11:47:02 am
      Can see Shaq & Kieta coming on late 2nd half..

      What the craic with Fabinho?

      We won't see Fab until October at the earliest once Klopp is satisfied he understands his tactics.

      Same as Ox and Robbo last season.
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      Reply #6: Sep 01, 2018 11:49:08 am
      We won't see Fab until October at the earliest once Klopp is satisfied he understands his tactics.

      Same as Ox and Robbo last season.

      Be before October, there’s no way we go through them games in September without him.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #7: Sep 01, 2018 11:49:19 am
      Disappointed to see Keita on the bench. Not that Milner or Gigi havent been playing well but he is our most talented midfielder
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #8: Sep 01, 2018 11:49:34 am
      Seems a bit of a partially defensive setup by Jürgen with Henson coming on for Naby
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #9: Sep 01, 2018 11:50:00 am
      Still expect an easy 2-0 win though
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #10: Sep 01, 2018 11:50:10 am
      That midfield has zero creativity, Henderson together with Milner is always crap, very very defensive, can't really understand this, just hope Wijnaldum has a the game of his life.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #11: Sep 01, 2018 11:52:56 am
      That midfield has zero creativity, Henderson together with Milner is always crap, very very defensive, can't really understand this, just hope Wijnaldum has a the game of his life.

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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #12: Sep 01, 2018 11:53:43 am
      We got three midfielders against their six?  Not sure how that's going to pan out.

      Got a feeling this game is going to be completely weird.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #13: Sep 01, 2018 11:53:51 am
      Hmm,
      Surprised Naby excluded but thinking about it its starting to make sense, Foxes are strong thru the midfield and that's where the game will decided imo, so we need to combat that with a stronger mid 3,
      This will prove another tough test and another marker shown by taking all 3 points,
      Good strong side this and further proof of our ability to adapt to whatever the opposition chuck at us.

      0-2 Mighty REDMEN!!

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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #14: Sep 01, 2018 11:56:37 am
      Klopp explains team selection:

      The boss has revealed the thinking behind his decision to bring Jordan Henderson back into the side at the King Power Stadium.

      "I thought it made sense for the game today. We have to [be], if you want, rock solid, in all departments because Leicester is a good football-playing side, so we need to defend very well, to be really compact and all different things so it helps when the boys are used to this.

      "This midfield played pretty much the last third of the last season unchanged, so that's the reason. On the other hand, it's about being fresh and all that stuff."


      Makes sense.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #15: Sep 01, 2018 11:57:07 am
      I think Mane dropping back will compensate for the lack of creativity in the midfield. Not sure how that will affect our ability to get forward. Something has to give. I guess you start with a conservative setup against one of our bogey teams away from home and then bring in a bit of creativity as the game develops
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #16: Sep 01, 2018 11:57:21 am
      Disappointed to see Keita on the bench. Not that Milner or Gigi havent been playing well but he is our most talented midfielder

      Can see Naby coming on for Milly at the 60 minute mark.

      I think Klopp is starting to experinent with squad rotation given the amount of games to play this season.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #17: Sep 01, 2018 12:08:00 pm
      Strong team come on you reds
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #18: Sep 01, 2018 12:09:11 pm
      No problems for me with the set up,klopp being astute & wise, besides we've  got enough on the bench to change it up if it's not working.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #19: Sep 01, 2018 12:10:31 pm
      Please just win! being dragged into work straight after it on my only day off, so gonna be doing 10 days straight, going in with a good mood would be a massive help!  :D
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #20: Sep 01, 2018 12:13:27 pm
      Can understand the change but the teeny tiny worry is the potential gap between midfield and the forward line. I think we're set up to play a 4-4-2 diamond, with Bobby dropping back a lot and Mo & Sadio as the most forward players
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #21: Sep 01, 2018 12:14:09 pm
      Hard game, they are a difficult team to beat. Agree with people posting about Keita, I would understand if the boss dropped a very attacking midfielder for hendo for this game, but Keita can defend as well.

      We need to push them alot, and put fresh legs in second half.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #22: Sep 01, 2018 12:21:06 pm
      I think Hendo will give more space to allow Salah, Firmino and Mane to drop deeper and play quality football from there, one of our attack's most unheralded qualities. Don't think Keita's presence allowed them to do that last week. Keita also held onto he ball too long at times last week by which point any chance to create a goal scoring opportunity was lost.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #23: Sep 01, 2018 12:23:34 pm
      Anyone know their performance stats without Vardy in the team?
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #24: Sep 01, 2018 12:26:38 pm
      Looks like the plan is to stay solid, grind them down, then bring on players to break the lines as they tire.

      Exactly what  I was thinking.

      Very solid looking midfield that.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #25: Sep 01, 2018 12:27:56 pm
      Klopp explains team selection:

      The boss has revealed the thinking behind his decision to bring Jordan Henderson back into the side at the King Power Stadium.

      "I thought it made sense for the game today. We have to [be], if you want, rock solid, in all departments because Leicester is a good football-playing side, so we need to defend very well, to be really compact and all different things so it helps when the boys are used to this.

      "This midfield played pretty much the last third of the last season unchanged, so that's the reason. On the other hand, it's about being fresh and all that stuff."


      Makes sense.

      We are gonna play a lot more stronger footballing teams than Leicester, and I am 100% sure Keita will play in those. And even if Keita played today, surely we have the better midfield/team where we should dominate/control and force them to sit back and defend? I reckon it's more about freshness.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #26: Sep 01, 2018 12:28:00 pm
      COYR :scarf:
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      Reply #27: Sep 01, 2018 12:28:23 pm
      C MON REDMEN

      LET'S FUCKIN DO THESE  !!


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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #28: Sep 01, 2018 12:28:33 pm
      Congrats to James Milner, appearing in his 100th Premier League match for us, first free transfer to ever do that (got this from The Echo just now).


      As far as the change: Klopp values Henderson. It's not a rotation thing, that will come beginning in September.

      And as far as subs go, barring injury, nobody comes on before 75 minutes is my prediction.

      Now let's win this.
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      Re: LIVE: Leicester - Liverpool - Saturday September 1st - 12.30 pm
      Reply #29: Sep 01, 2018 12:30:27 pm
      Would have like to have seen Shaqiri given a start behind the front three in a midfield of Henderson and Keita, but we have what we have

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