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       Alisson
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      Trent Alexander-Arnold
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      Dejan Lovren
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      Virgil van Dijk
      1 (0.9%)
      Alberto Moreno
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      Sadio Mane
      24 (21.2%)
      Mohammed Salah
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      James Milner
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      Liverpool 4-1 Cardiff City: In game and Post Match discussion

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      Liverpool 4-1 Cardiff City: In game and Post Match discussion
      Oct 27, 2018 01:59:42 pm






      Anfield at 3pm, stunning






      Starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Moreno, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

      Subs: Mignolet, Matip, Gomez, Robertson, Milner, Shaqiri, Sturridge.

       Adam Lallana starts as Liverpool make three changes for the Premier League clash with Cardiff City at Anfield.

      The No.20 comes into the XI in place of Xherdan Shaqiri, while Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno replace Joe Gomez and Andy Robertson in the back four.

      Virgil van Dijk captains the Reds.
      « Last Edit: Oct 27, 2018 04:51:17 pm by The James Milner-bot »
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #1: Oct 27, 2018 02:01:14 pm
      Not overly thrilled with the changes but should be more than enough to win.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #2: Oct 27, 2018 02:01:37 pm
      Some rotation has happened!
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #3: Oct 27, 2018 02:02:08 pm
      Surprised at these changes especially to back four tbh with a weeks rest
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #4: Oct 27, 2018 02:03:47 pm
      Mmm
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #5: Oct 27, 2018 02:04:37 pm
      Some bold moves from Klopp but I think we will have enough nonetheless. I predicted 3-0 after changing from 3-1.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #6: Oct 27, 2018 02:05:39 pm
      If we don’t win today we don’t deserve to be in the title race - simple.

      Let’s do this
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #7: Oct 27, 2018 02:09:11 pm
       Just a little surprised Shaqiri isn't starting as you would assume they would park the bus. However, it's a very very very  very strong team, and a team that should be winning regardless of whether Shaqiri and Gomez are playing or not.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #8: Oct 27, 2018 02:09:39 pm
      Odd changes but we should still have too much for them....
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #9: Oct 27, 2018 02:09:53 pm
      Some bold moves from Klopp but I think we will have enough nonetheless. I predicted 3-0 after changing from 3-1.

      The Albie Factor?
       :)
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #10: Oct 27, 2018 02:10:53 pm
      Long season ahead - got to keep Players fresh , think the changes are sensible , shouldn’t make too much of a difference - the players have to keep sharpness in case of injuries
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #11: Oct 27, 2018 02:13:11 pm
      Odd changes but we should still have too much for them....

      Agree it looks a bit odd. Also odd to have three defenders on the bench in Gomez, Robbo and Matip, especially as Gomez can play all across the back. No more two should be required. We did this some last season in the run-in, but that is when were down to a minimum of first team squad players. I guess in scenarios, Trent could move into midfield if we  picked up a couple of injuries during the match (unlikely of course, but this is part of what determines manager's choosing of their seven).

      Hoping to see Trent enjoying some freedom and regaining some form today. Also hoping Fabinho continues from a strong performance midweek.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #12: Oct 27, 2018 02:13:55 pm
      Clint still smashing the game threads I see :D  I'm looking forward to this game. I'm slightly surprised we didn't give Shaqiri a start but we shouldn't run into many problems today.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #13: Oct 27, 2018 02:14:03 pm
      Not particularly happy with Moreno and Lallana coming in for Robbo and Shaqiri.

      Lovren and Moreno in the same line up worries me enough for a game that could be made harder than it should be. Generally not keen on defensive rotation when it’s not really necessary, it’s arguably the most important area on the pitch where you need consistency and rhythm. Our back 4 of Trent, Gomez, VVD and Robbo is the best we’ve had for a long time and I see no reason why, for the 3rd league game running, it’s been broken up.

      Salah hat trick.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #14: Oct 27, 2018 02:15:09 pm
      A very attacking team, with lots of pace down the flanks and (hopefully) a solid centre.

      Bring Shaqiri on around 60 to exploit tiring legs?
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #15: Oct 27, 2018 02:15:20 pm
      Clean sheet under threat with Moreno in, even a dinosaur like Warnock will see him as the weak link, went for 3-0, less sure now.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #16: Oct 27, 2018 02:15:44 pm
      Not particularly happy with Moreno and Lallana coming in for Robbo and Shaqiri.

      Lovren and Moreno in the same line up worries me enough for a game that could be made harder than it should be.

      Salah hat trick.

      Holy sh*t, I just noticed, Moreno? :o
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #17: Oct 27, 2018 02:16:38 pm
      Terrible. I'm not concerned about today, think we can still win... but there's still another 7 days until arsenal. Our first 11 will get rusty and less connected.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #18: Oct 27, 2018 02:16:58 pm
      Robbo can’t play every single game and Cardiff is the perfect game to give him a bit of a break
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #19: Oct 27, 2018 02:17:52 pm
      Holy sh*t, I just noticed, Moreno? :o

      Jumped out straight away for me, hoped it was an old line up...it wasn’t.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #20: Oct 27, 2018 02:18:38 pm
      Robbo can’t play every single game and Cardiff is the perfect game to give him a bit of a break

      Azpillicueta has managed it for over 2 seasons now so I don’t buy that for a second.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #21: Oct 27, 2018 02:18:58 pm
      Would've gone with Shaqiri but Klopp wants Lallana back to full fitness and it makes sense to do that in this type of home game. Shaq is unlucky to miss out but he has shown enough to be in contention week in week out.

      Want to see Gomez in there to build on his partnership with Van Dijk but I'd be very surprised if Cardiff came away with anything
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #22: Oct 27, 2018 02:20:13 pm
      Don't get why people are so surprised by the changes. A week rest after this game has very little to do with the fitness for this game.

      The international break might be boring, but the majority of our players do play quite a few minutes for their countries.

      Shaqiri played almost 4 full games in the last 12 days and bar 10 minutes in the CL, so did Robertson.

      Gomez is probably being rested just to make sure Lovren gets enough game time in case he needs to step in when Van Dijk / Gomez get injured.

      All in all a very decent line-up and I think a lot of people will be happy to see the Fabinho / Wijnaldum combo in midfield again. Will be interesting to see whether we line-up as a 4-3-3 with either Fabinho / Wijnaldum as the lone #6 or the 4-2-3-1 in mid week with Lallana being the link-up player.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #23: Oct 27, 2018 02:20:29 pm
      Not particularly happy with Moreno and Lallana coming in for Robbo and Shaqiri.

      Lovren and Moreno in the same line up worries me enough for a game that could be made harder than it should be. Generally not keen on defensive rotation when it’s not really necessary, it’s arguably the most important area on the pitch where you need consistency and rhythm. Our back 4 of Trent, Gomez, VVD and Robbo is the best we’ve had for a long time and I see no reason why, for the 3rd league game running, it’s been broken up.

      Salah hat trick.
      This.

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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #24: Oct 27, 2018 02:20:46 pm
      Moreno...Ok Boss, ill go with whatever you thinking 🤔
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #25: Oct 27, 2018 02:20:48 pm
      Yeah if we get out of here with a clean sheet, I’ll be surprised. Moreno giving away a penalty is my guess. Either way, still expect a convincing win. Went 4-0 in the prediction league but thinking 4-1 now.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #26: Oct 27, 2018 02:21:18 pm
      Milner at lb would be preferable, surprised shaq not starting after coming off Wednesday.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #27: Oct 27, 2018 02:22:40 pm
      Would've gone with Shaqiri but Klopp wants Lallana back to full fitness and it makes sense to do that in this type of home game. Shaq is unlucky to miss out but he has shown enough to be in contention week in week out.


      I h ave a feeling Lallana was chosen over Shaqiri because of Moreno? Anyway, I would have like to have seen Clyne instead of Moreno, but whatever. On paper, we are far stronger and should be winning this easy.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #28: Oct 27, 2018 02:22:56 pm
      Terrible. I'm not concerned about today, think we can still win... but there's still another 7 days until arsenal. Our first 11 will get rusty and less connected.

      And if players like Lallana and Moreno don't get game time at some point then they'll be even rustier when it comes to relying on them to play for whatever reason. It's Cardiff at home, if we can't beat them with the team we've put out then we don't deserve to be in the top four nevermind competing for the title.
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      Re: Live: Liverpool V Cardiff
      Reply #29: Oct 27, 2018 02:23:06 pm
      Azpillicueta has managed it for over 2 seasons now so I don’t buy that for a second.

      Chelsea didn’t have any other option really and a lot of times he was part of a back three as opposed to a maurading Full back - it’s a squad game and got to manage the players well to ensure the team challenges on all fronts. Got to trust the players and the manager

      We have a lot of games coming up

      For years people complained due to a lack of strength in depth and flogging the players to death - now we rotate to keep players fresh and give players a rest during a very intense period of the season with two games a week and still people complain

      Sometimes I think people complain for the sake of it

      The team playing today is more than capable of winning well and keeping a clean sheet - Christ let the game kick off before the boot is put in

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