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      Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00

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      Tayls
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #75: Oct 03, 2018 09:38:20 am
      Ive never seen this before?

      Is this something they do before every away game the clapping stuff?

      Don't think so. Usually Klopp speaks to the players as a group before the session, and often this is when he'll speak about birthdays, or something that's happened. I've seen a training video before where he leads the group singing happy birthday in dutch to Van Dijk, so it's probably something like that.

      I don't know how that group hug thing works, I guess it's like that old training game you had where you were dribbling around, coach blows a whistle and you all have to sprint and stand together in a box, last one in loses. They do it all the time in the weekday training, always seems to be put a smile on the players' faces.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #76: Oct 03, 2018 10:31:25 am
      We beat PSG so this is no longer a must win game. A win would obviously be great, a draw good but even if we lose it won't be the end of the world.

      Because it's not a must win game and because we have city on the weekend, id be happy for klopp to make some changes tomorrow night.

      I'll start by taking virgil out. It's reported that he has had a bit of a knock for a week or two now so why risk him? Take him out and put matip in.

      I would take both Wijnaldum and Milner out and put in Fabinho and Keita to play alongside Henderson.  I don't want Henderson to start against city so he can play in this game. Keita has had less minutes and should be more fresh than both Milner and Gini so he's the one who id be playing tomorrow as well as city. I'd also like to see Fabinho get some minutes against an Italian side which may suit him a little more than premiership football right now.

      Sturridge deserves a start after his wonder goal at the weekend and I'd take out both mane and salah. I'd play Bobby on the left and shaqiri on the right.

      Alisson

      Trent
      Matip
      Gomez
      Robbo

      Fabinho
      Hendo
      Keita

      Shaqiri
      Bobby
      Sturridge

      Come away with a draw and it's been a very good night.

      I disagree completely. We go to win every CL game especially the early group games to take the pressure off. If we top the group we will likely have an easier draw in the next round.

      We will be up for city irrespective of the game tonight. I would be more concerned if we were playing Burnley at the weekend that we would not be focused.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #77: Oct 03, 2018 10:39:52 am
      I disagree completely. We go to win every CL game especially the early group games to take the pressure off. If we top the group we will likely have an easier draw in the next round.

      We will be up for city irrespective of the game tonight. I would be more concerned if we were playing Burnley at the weekend that we would not be focused.

      That a fair point, I think I'd only rest some players if we can get a few early goals and seem to be in full control. I actually fancy us to win this fairly comfortably and it might please please please be the game when Bobby and Mo click into action, we'll need them against Citeh.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #78: Oct 03, 2018 10:57:15 am
      I agree with Sturridge, coming on, from off the bench. In fact could he be our new "Super sub". Meanwhile strongest side possible for tonight's game against Napoli.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #79: Oct 03, 2018 11:12:19 am
      I disagree completely. We go to win every CL game especially the early group games to take the pressure off. If we top the group we will likely have an easier draw in the next round.

      We will be up for city irrespective of the game tonight. I would be more concerned if we were playing Burnley at the weekend that we would not be focused.

      In the CL groups, most of the time 10 points will see you through.

      As long as you win your home games and get a draw somewhere away it should be enough.

      Because we've already beaten PSG at home and Napoli drew away to Belgrade, there's some breathing space now. Tonight is no longer a must win game.

      I'm not bothered about topping the group. Once you get to the knock out stages then there's very rarely an easy tie.

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      Reply #80: Oct 03, 2018 11:14:42 am
      Would be tempted to play Clyne, Shaqiri and Sturridge for this one the more I think about it.

      Again I'm not a real fan for saying this but would be satisfied with a draw and a clean bill of health heading into the big one Sunday!
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #81: Oct 03, 2018 11:55:46 am
      If we win, I'll be damn happy, a draw will be pleased,  lost the game will not be a disaster. I think it'll probably be a draw.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #82: Oct 03, 2018 01:29:43 pm
      If we win, I'll be damn happy, a draw will be pleased,  lost the game will not be a disaster. I think it'll probably be a draw.
      Losing any game is disappointing, but their run of form with the losses against red star and in the league, 3 points are for the taking. An away point would be satisfactory though.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #83: Oct 03, 2018 01:31:01 pm
      Would be tempted to play Clyne, Shaqiri and Sturridge for this one the more I think about it.

      Again I'm not a real fan for saying this but would be satisfied with a draw and a clean bill of health heading into the big one Sunday!
      Not Clyne, no chance. He's not done enough yet. He should get his chance in the FA Cup.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #84: Oct 03, 2018 02:21:54 pm
      One of ours hospitalised last night but released in early hours after a bar was attacked by rats on mopeds, just seen a report then on SSN.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #85: Oct 03, 2018 02:24:58 pm
      Don't think so. Usually Klopp speaks to the players as a group before the session, and often this is when he'll speak about birthdays, or something that's happened. I've seen a training video before where he leads the group singing happy birthday in dutch to Van Dijk, so it's probably something like that.

      I don't know how that group hug thing works, I guess it's like that old training game you had where you were dribbling around, coach blows a whistle and you all have to sprint and stand together in a box, last one in loses. They do it all the time in the weekday training, always seems to be put a smile on the players' faces.
      Had that “drill” at training last night. Coach shouts either to get in to groups of a certain number or jump on someone’s back and the person leftover has to do a forfeit. Good laugh to be fair.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #86: Oct 03, 2018 02:29:52 pm
      In the CL groups, most of the time 10 points will see you through.

      As long as you win your home games and get a draw somewhere away it should be enough.

      Because we've already beaten PSG at home and Napoli drew away to Belgrade, there's some breathing space now. Tonight is no longer a must win game.

      I'm not bothered about topping the group. Once you get to the knock out stages then there's very rarely an easy tie.



      I'd rather just get it done, though.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #87: Oct 03, 2018 02:35:36 pm
      Don't think so. Usually Klopp speaks to the players as a group before the session, and often this is when he'll speak about birthdays, or something that's happened. I've seen a training video before where he leads the group singing happy birthday in dutch to Van Dijk, so it's probably something like that.

      I don't know how that group hug thing works, I guess it's like that old training game you had where you were dribbling around, coach blows a whistle and you all have to sprint and stand together in a box, last one in loses. They do it all the time in the weekday training, always seems to be put a smile on the players' faces.

      Alisson and Bobby birthdays were 2/10
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #88: Oct 03, 2018 03:45:40 pm
      I'd rather just get it done, though.

      So would I but city is a bigger game. The focus should be on that.

      If klopp thinks his 11 against city can play tonight too then I'm all for it. But I don't see the point in risking it.

      Would be stupid to play virgil tonight and he agitates his injury putting him out for Sunday. There's no need to risk it.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #89: Oct 03, 2018 03:52:37 pm
      Top row: Shelvey, Reina, no idea, Skrtel, Kelly, really no idea
      Bottom row: Spearing, Konchecsky!!!, No f**king clue, Carra, Babell


      Its scary there are so many I don't recognise, but WOW what a sh*t team and how far we have come.

      That's

      Top row: Shelvey, Reina, N'Gog, Skrtel, Kelly, Poulsen
      Bottom row: Spearing, Konchesky, Jovanovic, Carragher, Babel

      *shivers*
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #90: Oct 03, 2018 04:06:12 pm
      Some good names in their squad. But nothing we shouldnt be beating
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      Reply #91: Oct 03, 2018 04:16:23 pm
      One of ours hospitalised last night but released in early hours after a bar was attacked by rats on mopeds, just seen a report then on SSN.

      Such a scum the attackers are. Very low....

      Wishing our lad speedy recovery and all of them can have a safe trip home after the game.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #92: Oct 03, 2018 04:33:27 pm
      Not Clyne, no chance. He's not done enough yet. He should get his chance in the FA Cup.

      Just think Trent will need very frsh legs for Sane Sunday!
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #93: Oct 03, 2018 04:42:32 pm
      We beat PSG so this is no longer a must win game. A win would obviously be great, a draw good but even if we lose it won't be the end of the world.

      Because it's not a must win game and because we have city on the weekend, id be happy for klopp to make some changes tomorrow night.

      I'll start by taking virgil out. It's reported that he has had a bit of a knock for a week or two now so why risk him? Take him out and put matip in.

      I would take both Wijnaldum and Milner out and put in Fabinho and Keita to play alongside Henderson.  I don't want Henderson to start against city so he can play in this game. Keita has had less minutes and should be more fresh than both Milner and Gini so he's the one who id be playing tomorrow as well as city. I'd also like to see Fabinho get some minutes against an Italian side which may suit him a little more than premiership football right now.

      Sturridge deserves a start after his wonder goal at the weekend and I'd take out both mane and salah. I'd play Bobby on the left and shaqiri on the right.

      Alisson

      Trent
      Matip
      Gomez
      Robbo

      Fabinho
      Hendo
      Keita

      Shaqiri
      Bobby
      Sturridge

      Come away with a draw and it's been a very good night.



      Not often I disagree with you H, but on this occasion I do, that midfield of your is as weak as f**k, Hendo struggles at the best of times to find someone going forward. especially when up against quality opponents, Fabinho regardless of his experience in European competition is still trying to find his feet in a Klopp X1, and Naby will be lost without his mate Mane to guide him thru 90+ mins,

      I can understand your concern bearing in mind this weekend's encounter with this seasons runners up, however, for me to progress thru the group stages of the CL its pivotal to maximise points asap, and we have a better chance of that with as strong a side as possible,

      Like I mentioned in my post above, if we can get these next two big games out of the way we can rest one or three of the usual suspects, also there's another of those damn international breaks coming up so additional time off for players not on international duty,

      Fullest side possible for both of games for me.



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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #94: Oct 03, 2018 05:00:58 pm
      Just think Trent will need very frsh legs for Sane Sunday!

      Yeah I agree. Clyne played well last week against the chavs so I would play him today for definite.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #95: Oct 03, 2018 06:20:48 pm
      Tight caggy game. Hit them on the break- Fabinho, Keita and....er...somebody else in midfield...up top...3 of those footballers...one's whu can kick it fairly straight. Boots not supplied.OK.

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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #96: Oct 03, 2018 06:37:18 pm
      Yeah I agree. Clyne played well last week against the chavs so I would play him today for definite.
      I forgot he played against Chelsea actually.
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      Re: Pre Match : Napoli v Liverpool : 3rd Oct : 20.00
      Reply #97: Oct 03, 2018 06:41:46 pm
      I heard Milner will start.

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