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

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #25: Sep 19, 2018 11:45:37 pm
      so once Fabinho is integrated does Hendo go central? Or Gini? We can't have 3 players fighting for that role can we?

      Who knows what will happen. But one thing I do know, Wijnaldum can play as the 8 to a world class level, so Milner and Keita will be up for a battle. I think Hendo can still play there, but as good as our current ones? Idk, but going by 13/14 season, he would be our best #8 :D
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #26: Sep 20, 2018 02:18:34 am
      5 of the regulars left out Saturday the other 5 left out in the League Cup next week (maybe 6 if you give Mignolet a game) - return to the regular XI the following weekend vs. Chelsea.

      Is Lovren supposed to be fit by this time next week?

      Is Lallana fit at the moment?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #27: Sep 20, 2018 06:52:34 am
      Wouldn’t be surprised if Hendo makes way, I think he will be more of a regular in the CL than in the league.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #28: Sep 20, 2018 06:56:35 am
      Not the time to roatate, that’s what the league cup is for. Saints won’t be a push over but a strong lineup will see them off
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #29: Sep 20, 2018 07:39:16 am
      There aren't many greater sights in football than a really angry, Mark Hughes tantrum.


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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #30: Sep 20, 2018 08:10:31 am
      Jürgen will play his best XI available and rest for the Carabo cup thingy

      This.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #31: Sep 20, 2018 08:47:52 am
      Not the time to roatate, that’s what the league cup is for. Saints won’t be a push over but a strong lineup will see them off

      This all day.

      I think with the lads we've had spending a fair bit of time on the bench, the Carabao Cup squad can still be a strong one without risking the overdoing it with the lads that are starting more or less week in, week out at the moment. Put the chips on the table and get the job done against the Saints, and then use the cup to try out some of these fellas and let them stake their claim. For the first time in years, I genuinely think we can rest people for these cup games and still be a worry for sides. Competition is strong. However, most important thing would be going into that game being 6/6 in the league. So I do hope we see a similar side as we did Tuesday in this one, with Keita and Bobby back in. Try to click into another gear this weekend.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #32: Sep 20, 2018 09:02:41 am
      We’ve played a blinder on that Ings deal, just as he hits form and their only threat in attack, they now have to rely on Shane Long.
      Much rather be facing Shane Long or Charlie Austin than an in form Ings who would have been bang up for the match against us.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #33: Sep 20, 2018 10:03:45 am
      We’ve played a blinder on that Ings deal, just as he hits form and their only threat in attack, they now have to rely on Shane Long.
      Much rather be facing Shane Long or Charlie Austin than an in form Ings who would have been bang up for the match against us.

      ah ok so Ings can't play as it was a loan, that's good, he was my only worry in that Saints team. Honestly if we do not smash them on Saturday then I'll be fecking annoyed, we need to get our goal difference up a bit.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #34: Sep 20, 2018 10:41:17 am
      We’ve played a blinder on that Ings deal, just as he hits form and their only threat in attack, they now have to rely on Shane Long.
      Much rather be facing Shane Long or Charlie Austin than an in form Ings who would have been bang up for the match against us.
      It would not surprise me if Klopp planned this.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #35: Sep 20, 2018 10:51:56 am
      Not the time to roatate, that’s what the league cup is for. Saints won’t be a push over but a strong lineup will see them off
      Depends if you look at the next 2 games or 5 games.

      Saturday 22nd September PL
      Liverpool v Southampton

      Same team that faced PSG, but rest Hendo and Sturridge depending on Firmino's eye.

      Wednesday 26th September EFL Cup
      Liverpool v Chelsea

      Sturridge, Hendo, Fabinho, Shaqiri, Matip, Lallana etc... good players lacking minutes.
      Rest Salah, VVD and Mane.
      Firmino starts if he did not start against Southampton



      Saturday 29th September PL
      Chelsea v Liverpool

      Make a decision between Hendo or Gini as DM for this game.
      Mane, VVD and Salah come back.. maybe Firmino too.



      Wednesday 3rd October ECL
      Napoli v Liverpool

      Same 11 that faced PSG, but Firmino will probably start over Sturridge

      Sunday 7th October PL
      Liverpool v Manchester City

      End of the very hectic busy run, team will be picking itself on fitness at this stage.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #36: Sep 20, 2018 11:09:07 am
      Two more days to go.... This is the way the football season should be, not breaks for f**king International
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #37: Sep 20, 2018 11:10:40 am
      Two more days to go.... This is the way the football season should be, not breaks for f**king International

      Is right! Can’t wait for our games this season, probably more than ever before, as soon as one game is finished I want the other straight away. The club is in a great place right now. Always feel like we owe Saints a twatting so let’s make sure it happens!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #38: Sep 20, 2018 11:42:15 am
      Is right! Can’t wait for our games this season, probably more than ever before, as soon as one game is finished I want the other straight away. The club is in a great place right now. Always feel like we owe Saints a twatting so let’s make sure it happens!
      In my opinion, the biggest difference between now and last season is having a good goalkeeper. I have been saying it years. Now we finally got there. It is no coincidence we are doing better, even against PSG when VVD got an assist for the winning goal, shows how much we trust Alisson. Last season VVD would have been at the back scared of Migerrors Karius.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #39: Sep 20, 2018 12:09:47 pm
      I hope the squad is not as  overconfident as we are on here. Of course we will be favored to win the match, but it's a classic let-down game after the wins vs. Spurs and PSG. The Premier League is still highly competitive and there WILL be a need for some rotation as we are playing about 90 hours after the last match ended. We have the quality and then some, but we must be careful not to overlook Saints.

      Which positions will be better off with another player starting, Jürgen and the sports science people will have to determine, but half of the group Saturday and the other half next Wednesday seems to make sense.

      Two things I know about the League Cup
      1. I still want us to win it.
      2. We won't win it by playing our second XI every match (keep in mind most of these second XI haven't had a game since preseason, or maybe one game with the U23s).

      Trusting Jürgen to get it right.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #40: Sep 20, 2018 12:18:46 pm
      Our post cl record should guarantee no complacency from anyone
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #41: Sep 20, 2018 12:21:33 pm
      In my opinion, the biggest difference between now and last season is having a good goalkeeper. I have been saying it years. Now we finally got there. It is no coincidence we are doing better, even against PSG when VVD got an assist for the winning goal, shows how much we trust Alisson. Last season VVD would have been at the back scared of Migerrors Karius.

      so we didn't get to a CL final then without Alisson?. You don't half talk rubbish.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #42: Sep 20, 2018 12:32:26 pm
      Our post cl record should guarantee no complacency from anyone

      Exactly.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #43: Sep 20, 2018 12:47:07 pm
      Two more days to go.... This is the way the football season should be, not breaks for f**king International

      Thick and fast..as you say the way it should be..it creates greater confidence, match sharpness & maintains a winning mentality..

      We have the squad for all 4 fronts..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #44: Sep 20, 2018 12:50:02 pm
      so we didn't get to a CL final then without Alisson?. You don't half talk rubbish.
      You do realize we had it easy last season right? It was like a clear path to the final. This season we have a much tougher group. If we had this group a year ago we would have been lucky toget out of it. There's a difference between getting to a final and winning it. Look at England's in World Cup... Difficulty of opposition makes a massive difference.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #45: Sep 20, 2018 12:54:59 pm
      You do realize we had it easy last season right? It was like a clear path to the final. This season we have a much tougher group. If we had this group a year ago we would have been lucky toget out of it. There's a difference between getting to a final and winning it. Look at England's in World Cup... Difficulty of opposition makes a massive difference.

      So beating Manc city twice home and away who broke all Prem records last season is an easy route. Every single post you inflict on this forum is always about how great you are and that you know better than anyone else. Your on ignore from now on the first and only time I have done this.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #46: Sep 20, 2018 12:55:20 pm
      Is right! Can’t wait for our games this season, probably more than ever before, as soon as one game is finished I want the other straight away. The club is in a great place right now. Always feel like we owe Saints a twatting so let’s make sure it happens!



      Is right, we owe saint's a twatting for all the money we've given them over the years but are still a bang average team, if it weren't for the Baggies or the Swans they'd be down last season, and not forgetting that prize Kunt of a manager they have, the man is nothing short of a giant w*nk stain on society...

      ....hope we tw*t them 6-0....Salah hat-trick to kick start his season...Mane, Bobby 1 a piece and Naby breaking his duck...Perfect !!


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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #47: Sep 20, 2018 12:55:39 pm
      You do realize we had it easy last season right? It was like a clear path to the final.

      How dare you..Easy path my f**king arse..we f**king hammered everyone bar Mardid on route you tit..

      We made it f**king look easy & will do again this season..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #48: Sep 20, 2018 01:04:52 pm
      You do realize we had it easy last season right? It was like a clear path to the final. This season we have a much tougher group. If we had this group a year ago we would have been lucky toget out of it. There's a difference between getting to a final and winning it. Look at England's in World Cup... Difficulty of opposition makes a massive difference.

      LOL. Would love to see Klopp's face if you told him the path was "easy".

      We made it look easy by how easily we ripped teams apart. Winning 0-5 AWAY to Porto is not easy - you're such a fan of stats Rip, go see how many teams do that...Beating Man City over two legs is not easy. Blowing Roma off the park is not easy.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Southampton (22/09/18 - 15:00)
      Reply #49: Sep 20, 2018 01:17:53 pm
      Thick and fast..as you say the way it should be..it creates greater confidence, match sharpness & maintains a winning mentality..
      And less anxiety and frustration for us, the supporters...  ;D ;D

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