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      Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)

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      Ribapuru
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #75: Sep 21, 2018 12:29:25 pm
      Hmmmm…... ??? ???

      Wrong thread but they were lucky to nearly come away with a draw, we dominated pretty much the whole game.

      Strange assumption to say "no one quiet understands" except you though.

      Maybe we should look to you for guidance...anyone gots Klopps number?
      SM, The shots on target stat was pretty much even until we scored the winner. Van Dijk got an important block within minutes of assisting the winner. If it weren't for that it would have been 3-2 to PSG, but instead it was 3-2 to Liverpool. I'd question if you even watched the game with such a lack of knowledge about what happened. Are you going to bemoan the disallowed goal where Sturridge kicked their keeper in the goolies next?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #76: Sep 21, 2018 01:21:54 pm
      Can only see a couple of changes

      Bobby back up top, and maybe Keita for Milner or Hendo

      Expecting 10 changes for the Chelsea kids game, and I think Fab will play then, as well as Shaq and Sturridge
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #77: Sep 21, 2018 01:45:16 pm
      Apparently Sturridge could start up top with Firmino. Interesting (and deadly!)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #78: Sep 21, 2018 02:07:11 pm
      Apparently Sturridge could start up top with Firmino. Interesting (and deadly!)
      hmmmm, I'm not sure why we'd do that. Where did you hear this?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #79: Sep 21, 2018 02:17:21 pm
      hmmmm, I'm not sure why we'd do that.

      To make sure Bobby stays fresh over the course of the whole season and to motivate Sturridge further and to make our front 3 to understand that we have alternatives and they cannot dare to take it easy.

      Also Shaq + Fabinho need to get involved more.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #80: Sep 21, 2018 02:31:01 pm
      Yes.. last season I don't think we would have beat PSG. This season we are a lot better. It was a 50/50 game and we won. Some other posters don't quite understand that even though last season we got to the final, if we had this group last season we might not have gotten out of the group.

      You weren't watchilg the same game as me, our opponents were subdued and limited to half chances -  the better team won.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #81: Sep 21, 2018 02:44:51 pm
      [url][/https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/jurgen-klopp-sends-message-liverpool-15183714.amp]
      Without question. But reading the comments, it's there. I have no doubt Klopp and staff are reminding the playing staff of this and taking the necessary steps to guard against it.

      Klopp addresses this very point in the presser. Well done Boss.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #82: Sep 21, 2018 02:49:48 pm
      I think people resting the likes of Salah for this need their head checked.

      I don't think it is the worst idea to try and give some players who been playing a lot over the past month (for club and country) a nice 11 day break (I would think Klopp will play nothing but squad players and odd u23 player for the cup tie) before we run into a very difficult run of 3 tough fixtures in 11 days where you will like to be able to play your best XI or close to best XI each game before the international break. Yes it would be lovely to keep trotting out the best XI game in and game out but realistically Klopp is going to have to rotate players and the next two game is a good opportunity to get 2 or 3 players a rest and additionally give 2 or 3 players a opportunity to get minutes under their belts.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #83: Sep 21, 2018 03:03:17 pm
      Learned a lot from the presser, including that a number of backups are not available for these two games including Lallana, Lovren, solanke and Origi. But our regulars should get one break in this stretch of 7 matches. So here is how I would rotate for sat and wed:

      Southampton
      Becker
      Clyne Virgil Matip, Robbo
      Gini, Milner, Keita
      Shaq, Bobby, Mo

      Chelsea
      Becker (but look out for you know who)
      TAA Gomez Matip Moreno
      Fabinho Hendo, Curtis Jones!
      Sadio, Daniel, Shaq

      Obviously the regular starters who are rested can be on the bench. These are still strong teams.
      Thoughts?

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #84: Sep 21, 2018 03:17:51 pm
      Learned a lot from the presser, including that a number of backups are not available for these two games including Lallana, Lovren, solanke and Origi. But our regulars should get one break in this stretch of 7 matches. So here is how I would rotate for sat and wed:

      Southampton
      Becker
      Clyne Virgil Matip, Robbo
      Gini, Milner, Keita
      Shaq, Bobby, Mo

      Chelsea
      Becker (but look out for you know who)
      TAA Gomez Matip Moreno
      Fabinho Hendo, Curtis Jones!
      Sadio, Daniel, Shaq

      Obviously the regular starters who are rested can be on the bench. These are still strong teams.
      Thoughts?



      Id be fairly happy with that but I'd imagine we'll play Migs in the Carabao cup, have to give him a few minutes here and there.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #85: Sep 21, 2018 03:24:12 pm
      I think we'll see at most 2 changes to the lineup, no more. Rotation in midfield and maybe Shaqiri coming in for Mo who looks like he needs a rest
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #86: Sep 21, 2018 03:52:45 pm
      You weren't watchilg the same game as me, our opponents were subdued and limited to half chances -  the better team won.

      Agreed, Liverpool dominated them and made them look sh*t.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #87: Sep 21, 2018 04:23:35 pm
      Learned a lot from the presser, including that a number of backups are not available for these two games including Lallana, Lovren, solanke and Origi. But our regulars should get one break in this stretch of 7 matches. So here is how I would rotate for sat and wed:

      Southampton
      Becker
      Clyne Virgil Matip, Robbo
      Gini, Milner, Keita
      Shaq, Bobby, Mo

      Chelsea
      Becker (but look out for you know who)
      TAA Gomez Matip Moreno
      Fabinho Hendo, Curtis Jones!
      Sadio, Daniel, Shaq

      Obviously the regular starters who are rested can be on the bench. These are still strong teams.
      Thoughts?
      Lallana, not Jones. Other than this good
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #88: Sep 21, 2018 04:30:49 pm
      We'll definitely see some changes for two reasons. To keep the lads fresh in this busy period and also to get some of the players who haven't featured yet into a game.

      I'd go like this:

      Allison

      Clyne    Van Dijk    Matip    Robertson

      Fabinho

      Henderson    Keita

      Shaqiri    Firmino   Mane
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #89: Sep 21, 2018 05:18:01 pm
      Even to my untrained eye it was obvious that the last two matches were not as close as the score wold indicate.   I felt we dominated both PSG and Tott.  I based tomorrows score on how well we have looked coming off the break.  5-0 ...without Danny , I see another clean sheet. 
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #90: Sep 22, 2018 05:47:43 am
      Maybe Keita in for Gini or Hendo but that's it I would guess.

      Jürgen said it in his presser. There's no fatigue at this stage of the season and there's enough of a gap between games to be able to back up today.

      Should win this comfortably. They're pretty dire and we're very good. Only issue is the post-midweek game syndrome we have had the past few seasons.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #91: Sep 22, 2018 09:24:51 am
      I am looking forward to seeing us give Southampton a good hiding.We are playing with enough confidence to beat any team.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #92: Sep 22, 2018 10:20:36 am
      Is this the first game not televised so far this season. LFC TV have the audio and I think its going to be a goal fest for us as we continue to find our real form and someone like Southampton takes a battering. A full week off before the next league game so full strength team going for a big win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #93: Sep 22, 2018 10:36:11 am
      Walton should be hung drawn and slaughtered for spreading malicious gossip. :f_tongueincheek: :laugh:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #94: Sep 22, 2018 10:36:39 am
      Expecting a strong side (can rest players in midweek), a confident display and a good win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #95: Sep 22, 2018 10:42:16 am
      Please be aware, Walton's post above is false information. A lot of countries are televising this game, but not UK due to licensing. His comment insinuates it is not televised in all countries, which could be misleading to members of this forum outside of the UK.

      I'm pretty sure anyone with brain power beyond Donald Trump could work that one out - I certainly knew what he meant. I know that my provider here down under has it covered, as will anyone else in any other country that has the mental fortitude to work it out prior to any game as we do week in, week out.

      I'm super confident and also super nervous about this game. Think this is really one we need to go for to dispel a few of the demons that have been a part of Liverpool seasons the past few years. A good win here puts another nail in the coffin of Liverpool myths of recent years.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #96: Sep 22, 2018 11:04:17 am
      I'm pretty sure anyone with brain power beyond Donald Trump could work that one out - I certainly knew what he meant. I know that my provider here down under has it covered, as will anyone else in any other country that has the mental fortitude to work it out prior to any game as we do week in, week out.

      I'm super confident and also super nervous about this game. Think this is really one we need to go for to dispel a few of the demons that have been a part of Liverpool seasons the past few years. A good win here puts another nail in the coffin of Liverpool myths of recent years.
      To be fair, not everyone has brain power beyond Mr Trump. I believe that we will win today... Not nervous about it. I put down 2-0, but I think I should probably change that to 3-0. Last year it would have been nervous, due to poor goalkeeping situation anything was possible, but we solved that weakness.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #97: Sep 22, 2018 12:12:11 pm
      Nicked from TIA.

      Liverpool take on Southampton at Anfield this afternoon, looking to make it six from six in the Premier League. Here are the key stats and facts ahead of kickoff.

      Salah, Mane, Firmino & Sturridge
      In the last 33 games that Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah have started for Liverpool they have netted 67 goals between them.

      Mane is two goals short of recording 50 in the Premier League in his career so far with Southampton and Liverpool.

      Salah needs two goals to record 50 in all competitions with English clubs.

      If Firmino finds the net he will score in four successive Liverpool games for the first time in his career.

      Daniel Sturridge requires one goal to reach the landmark of 50 in the league for Liverpool.

      In midweek Liverpool equalled their club record by winning the first six games of a campaign, previously set in 1961/62.

      A win today will see them set a new landmark of seven.

      …And an Unwanted Mantle
      Liverpool are the first team for 110 years to have won their opening five top-flight league games and not be top of the league, due to Chelsea having a better goal difference (one goal).

      The Saints have not scored against the Reds in the last four top-flight meetings.

      The last goal came from Mane (his second of the game) as his team came from two goals down to win 3-2 in March 2016.

      The last three league goals scored by Southampton on this ground have all come from current Liverpool players—Dejan Lovren in 2013, Nathaniel Clyne a year later and Mane in 2015.

      Hughes’ Miserable Reds Run

      Mark Hughes has won three of his 23 career league games as a manager against Liverpool. Today he will take charge of his sixth different club in Reds games.

      He has never won in 11 league visits as a boss, drawing four and losing seven.

      His last two league trips to Anfield (both with Stoke) saw his team lose 4-1 each time.

      Hughes’ only success on this ground as a manager came in January 2016 when his Stoke team won a League Cup semi-final 1-0 but were still eliminated on penalties.

      1899 Reunion
      Jannik Vestergaard was a team-mate of Roberto Firmino at Hoffenheim from 2011 to 2015.

      At a height of 6’6″ he is the tallest player to play in the Premier League so far this season.

       

      More Defensive Records

      Liverpool have not conceded a goal in their last seven home league games. It is their longest sequence without conceding at Anfield since a run of nine in 2006/07.

      It is 661 minutes since a visiting team last recorded a league goal at Anfield—West Ham‘s Michail Antonio scoring for West Ham back in February.

      Jürgen Klopp‘s men have kept four successive league clean sheets against Southampton for the first time and now look to extend that to five in a row.

      The Reds have kept a clean sheet in each of the last two home league fixtures against Southampton—but never in three.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #98: Sep 22, 2018 12:56:45 pm
      Its another chance to show how much we have developed by putting in an aggressive performance and scoring a few goals.
      The line up will be interesting I don't think Jürgen will underestimate Southampton and he will go with the strongest team he can.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #99: Sep 22, 2018 02:00:22 pm
      The question about team selection is concentric with respecting the opposition, respecting the various competitions we are in, AND respecting sports science related to freshness/fatigue, human physiology and other performance issues. Jürgen's decisions have to be be made with each of these in mind. He can't just say, "this opponent could be dangerous so it's my top XI," or "I don't fancy this competition so it's backups."  He has to manage all of these factors and he has to do it in anticipation of how things change match to match.

      That and I think we really should try to win the League Cup, meaning I don't think we should change the whole team midweek against one of our toughest opponents. Make a few changes now and a few then.

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