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      Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)

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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #30: Dec 19, 2018 04:40:15 am
      I wouldn't change anything,  keep the same X1 that dealt with that other mid-table outfit 3-1,
      Wolves will give us a bigger test but we're still much better than them and should cope without too many problems,

      Their game will suit us, if they come out all blood N thunder we'll just pick them off on the counter, if they sit in we'll control and dominate , can't see us losing any points here although it certainly won't be easy.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #31: Dec 19, 2018 06:28:47 am
      I hope we don't take these lot lightly after the weekend heroics. We can't afford to draw or lose this match. Another must win so they should be treated with respect. As long as we win, I don't care what the score is. I say 2-1 to the mighty red men.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #32: Dec 19, 2018 07:20:46 am
      He wouldn’t be dropped - rested , rotation

      Ha ha it’s the same thing i.e benched.

      Resting Wijnaldum at home is fine but a tough away match against a team in form (3 successive wins?) would just make life harder - he’s in red hot form.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #33: Dec 19, 2018 08:59:03 am
      I think as this run continues the games do get tougher and this will be a tough one if we are less than at our best.
      The lads must be buzzing at the moment the last couple of weeks have been exceptionally good.
      Looking forward as always to seeing the lads if we play football like we did in the first 30 mins against UTD I may have to record it and play it back on slowmo there was just too much to take in.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #34: Dec 19, 2018 09:05:48 am
      One thing I think we can all agree on.
      It's not that long ago that if we didn't play our first XI we worried about a talent drop off.
      On this thread alone there's been a number of combinations picked and we'd be content to let any of them go out and represent the Reds.
      Future's so bright I gotta wear shades!!!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #35: Dec 19, 2018 09:23:38 am


      Win and we go four points clear before City play Palace the following day.

      We need to take maximum points in our three remaining December games so we can go into the City game ahead of them still. 0-3 Reds!!!  :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #36: Dec 19, 2018 09:37:39 am
      Wolves playing pretty well recently, although the Reds should prove too strong. Need to keep up the momentum, I am going for a 2  0 away win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #37: Dec 19, 2018 09:50:09 am


      Win and we go four points clear before City play Palace the following day.

      We need to take maximum points in our three remaining December games so we can go into the City game ahead of them still. 0-3 Reds!!!  :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6:
      Nah, I heard Henderson would rather start against Newcastle  :f_whistle:
      Nothing against Henderson, but I want to keep the same midfield we had against United. Wolves are no walkovers and 5 days is plenty of rest. Rotation isn't needed yet. Henderson is also untested with Fabinho, they should be rotated not played together. Rest of the line up I agree.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #38: Dec 19, 2018 10:00:49 am
         Think for he Wolves game I would go                                                   


                                                                            Alisson

                                                   Clyne       Lovern         VVD     Moreno

                                                                       Henderson   
                                                         Keita                          Milner
           
                                                     Mo                 Firmino               Mane

                                                                 
                                                                        Or you go



                                                                        Alisson

                                                   Clyne       Lovern         VVD     Moreno

                                                                       Henderson   
                                                           Shaqiri                   Keita                         
           
                                                      Origi                Mo            Mane


      Give Firmino and Robertson a rest with both the Newcastle and Arsenal game in mind
               


               
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #39: Dec 19, 2018 10:08:43 am
         Think for he Wolves game I would go                                                   


                                                                            Alisson

                                                   Clyne       Lovern         VVD     Moreno

                                                                       Henderson   
                                                         Keita                          Milner
           
                                                     Mo                 Firmino               Mane

                                                                 
                                                                        Or you go



                                                                        Alisson

                                                   Clyne       Lovern         VVD     Moreno

                                                                       Henderson   
                                                           Shaqiri                   Keita                         
           
                                                      Origi                Mo            Mane


      Give Firmino and Robertson a rest with both the Newcastle and Arsenal game in mind
               


             

      Do people realise Wolves are a good team? They’re one of the in-form teams in the league.

      It’s an away game

      It’s live across the world Friday night

      This is a proper pressure game and potential banana skin. We have to go all out and play the best possible 11.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #40: Dec 19, 2018 10:43:42 am


      Win and we go four points clear before City play Palace the following day.

      We need to take maximum points in our three remaining December games so we can go into the City game ahead of them still. 0-3 Reds!!!  :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6:

      I like that side for this one too.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #41: Dec 19, 2018 10:54:41 am
      Ha ha it’s the same thing i.e benched.

      Resting Wijnaldum at home is fine but a tough away match against a team in form (3 successive wins?) would just make life harder - he’s in red hot form.

      It’s not the same thing at all - players get dropped or benched when they are playing poorly etc etc   Klopp will be resting and rotating and for the players they will understand the difference
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #42: Dec 19, 2018 10:57:02 am
      It’s not the same thing at all - players get dropped or benched when they are playing poorly etc etc   Klopp will be resting and rotating and for the players they will understand the difference

      Yawn - we’re arguing about the use of word for being put on the bench?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #43: Dec 19, 2018 11:09:20 am
       

      Give Firmino and Robertson a rest with both the Newcastle and Arsenal game in mind
               


               

      Jesus Christ I want Moreno nowwhere near this one. Rest Robbo at home to Toon and then back at it fort Arsenal and City.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #44: Dec 19, 2018 11:14:09 am
      Jesus Christ I want Moreno nowwhere near this one. Rest Robbo at home to Toon and then back at it fort Arsenal and City.

      Exactly mate
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #45: Dec 19, 2018 11:17:11 am
      Hi Guys,

      Wolves fan here xxxxx:action-smiley-065:

      Just thought I'd share some of mine and Wolves fans views and thoughts towards this game. Even before the season started this game was the one that I was least looking forward to, because if even one of our defenders has an off day your attack will punish us. I was never worried about city, as we had a second team out against them in the cup last year and they didn't concede to city, as they couldn't really break us down. It hasn't been too long since we played you though, and the last time we did was a great day out as we managed a 2-1 win in the Cup at Anfield. To this day I still have no idea how, as we had a midfield trio of George Saville, Lee Evans and Dave Edwards.  ??? Seems a long time ago now that we have the Portugese duo of Ruben Neves and Moutinho who ooze class.

      We've been an odd team this season, but it seems we are finding our feet. Most of you saw Jota substituted off in the last game but the news is that it was just precaution and he is training all week.
      So I'd expect our lineup to look something like this


                              Patricio
              Bennett    Coady     Boly
      Doherty                                Jonny
                    Neves    Moutinho
                        Gibbs-White
                   Jota          Raul

      We've become more solid now that Jonny is back, who managed to earn himself a callup to the spain squad while playing for us.

      My biggest worry is Matt Doherty, although he has been magnificent this season attacking, he doesn't really like getting back. And with your attacking options you could really punish us down that left hand side.

      We lost to Huddersfield and Cardiff, that was when I thought it would all go pear shaped and thought Nuno was too stubborn, because teams had figured out how to beat us with out 3-4-3/5-2-3 formation. The easy way was "Mark the wingbacks and outnumber the two CM's"

      However I'm glad to see Nuno lost his stubbornness and has brought a local youngster Morgan Gibbs-White in to the midfield playing behind the two strikers. MGW has been amazing, bossed the Chelsea game and well and truly made Kante look like a Sunday league player.
      I would expect Liverpool's 3 in midfield to control us, although we really do step it up against better opposition. Saw one post on here talking about a 6-0 win. I wont get my hopes up on that, although I do expect you to win. I think this is a big game for Liverpool, one that could be critical for the title race seeing as we have taken points off all the other big teams and got robbed at Spurs, and with Vincent Kompany saying he knows that all the other sides will lose points at Molineux. A 4 point gap would be amazing for you guys, but for me personally I have ALOT of Liverpool mates so bragging rights would be great!

      However this season we're just finding our feet, at Wolves for us it's all about the 'project' as Klopp mentioned too in his presser. We have the youngest squad in the league with a lot of good talent. So Whilst we're sitting in 7th place which is great for our first season, we do hope to put pressure on the top 6 soon, as ridiculous as it sounds. A young manager and young stars - if we stick together who knows!

      As for this game, I'm not feeling too hopeful. But if you manage to get down to Molineux for the game I guarantee you an amazing atmosphere, and the way we both play football, an amazing game as Wolves have nothing to lose and this is a free hit.

      Prediction -  3-1
      Salah (2), VVD   (We zonal mark on corners and VVD could punish us)
      Jota



       
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #46: Dec 19, 2018 11:18:18 am
      Do people realise Wolves are a good team? They’re one of the in-form teams in the league.

      It’s an away game

      It’s live across the world Friday night

      This is a proper pressure game and potential banana skin. We have to go all out and play the best possible 11.
      I am aware of all of the above, both team selections while not our strongest starting 11 are still very strong selections especially in midfield and attack with plenty of cover for the back four. I am confident in my choice....

      But at the end of the day it is the team Klopp chooses which counts
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #47: Dec 19, 2018 11:19:35 am
      Win and it gives us a psychological edge of being 4 points clear..

      Going to be a tough game this..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #48: Dec 19, 2018 11:22:22 am
      Hi Guys,

      Wolves fan here xxxxx:action-smiley-065:

      Just thought I'd share some of mine and Wolves fans views and thoughts towards this game. Even before the season started this game was the one that I was least looking forward to, because if even one of our defenders has an off day your attack will punish us. I was never worried about city, as we had a second team out against them in the cup last year and they didn't concede to city, as they couldn't really break us down. It hasn't been too long since we played you though, and the last time we did was a great day out as we managed a 2-1 win in the Cup at Anfield. To this day I still have no idea how, as we had a midfield trio of George Saville, Lee Evans and Dave Edwards.  ??? Seems a long time ago now that we have the Portugese duo of Ruben Neves and Moutinho who ooze class.

      We've been an odd team this season, but it seems we are finding our feet. Most of you saw Jota substituted off in the last game but the news is that it was just precaution and he is training all week.
      So I'd expect our lineup to look something like this


                              Patricio
              Bennett    Coady     Boly
      Doherty                                Jonny
                    Neves    Moutinho
                        Gibbs-White
                   Jota          Raul

      We've become more solid now that Jonny is back, who managed to earn himself a callup to the spain squad while playing for us.

      My biggest worry is Matt Doherty, although he has been magnificent this season attacking, he doesn't really like getting back. And with your attacking options you could really punish us down that left hand side.

      We lost to Huddersfield and Cardiff, that was when I thought it would all go pear shaped and thought Nuno was too stubborn, because teams had figured out how to beat us with out 3-4-3/5-2-3 formation. The easy way was "Mark the wingbacks and outnumber the two CM's"

      However I'm glad to see Nuno lost his stubbornness and has brought a local youngster Morgan Gibbs-White in to the midfield playing behind the two strikers. MGW has been amazing, bossed the Chelsea game and well and truly made Kante look like a Sunday league player.
      I would expect Liverpool's 3 in midfield to control us, although we really do step it up against better opposition. Saw one post on here talking about a 6-0 win. I wont get my hopes up on that, although I do expect you to win. I think this is a big game for Liverpool, one that could be critical for the title race seeing as we have taken points off all the other big teams and got robbed at Spurs, and with Vincent Kompany saying he knows that all the other sides will lose points at Molineux. A 4 point gap would be amazing for you guys, but for me personally I have ALOT of Liverpool mates so bragging rights would be great!

      However this season we're just finding our feet, at Wolves for us it's all about the 'project' as Klopp mentioned too in his presser. We have the youngest squad in the league with a lot of good talent. So Whilst we're sitting in 7th place which is great for our first season, we do hope to put pressure on the top 6 soon, as ridiculous as it sounds. A young manager and young stars - if we stick together who knows!

      As for this game, I'm not feeling too hopeful. But if you manage to get down to Molineux for the game I guarantee you an amazing atmosphere, and the way we both play football, an amazing game as Wolves have nothing to lose and this is a free hit.

      Prediction -  3-1
      Salah (2), VVD   (We zonal mark on corners and VVD could punish us)
      Jota

      Welcome to the site mate   :)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #49: Dec 19, 2018 11:52:39 am
         Think for he Wolves game I would go                                                   


                                                                            Alisson

                                                   Clyne       Lovern         VVD     Moreno

                                                                       Henderson   
                                                         Keita                          Milner
           
                                                     Mo                 Firmino               Mane

                                                                 
                                                                        Or you go



                                                                        Alisson

                                                   Clyne       Lovern         VVD     Moreno

                                                                       Henderson   
                                                           Shaqiri                   Keita                         
           
                                                      Origi                Mo            Mane


      Give Firmino and Robertson a rest with both the Newcastle and Arsenal game in mind
               


             
      Wolves are much better than Newcastle, they're around man u and Everton's level right now.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #50: Dec 19, 2018 12:15:28 pm
      Yawn - we’re arguing about the use of word for being put on the bench?

      We're arguing over whether Klopp should keep using the same XI match-in, match out, when we have nine matches in 32 days, or three matches in seven days. Notice what Klopp has been doing so far during this busy stretch. Rotation. He's going to keep doing that. The question is in which match does he make which change. Nobody is saying Wolves are an easy match. As far as that goes, Newcastle is also a potential slip, every match is.

      But by solid management of the lineup, Jürgen is keeping the group fresh for the rest of the season. We also have the huge matches vs. Arsenal and Man City at the end of it and for those you definitely want your strongest lineup like we did vs. United, so you have to rotate at some point before, and Wolves and Newcastle is when we will see that. These players, unlike the old days, are not indestructible - and there isn't nearly as much dropoff with a lot of our second XI as there once was.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #51: Dec 19, 2018 12:46:01 pm
      We're arguing over whether Klopp should keep using the same XI match-in, match out, when we have nine matches in 32 days, or three matches in seven days. Notice what Klopp has been doing so far during this busy stretch. Rotation. He's going to keep doing that. The question is in which match does he make which change. Nobody is saying Wolves are an easy match. As far as that goes, Newcastle is also a potential slip, every match is.

      But by solid management of the lineup, Jürgen is keeping the group fresh for the rest of the season. We also have the huge matches vs. Arsenal and Man City at the end of it and for those you definitely want your strongest lineup like we did vs. United, so you have to rotate at some point before, and Wolves and Newcastle is when we will see that. These players, unlike the old days, are not indestructible - and there isn't nearly as much dropoff with a lot of our second XI as there once was.

      I love Klopps rotation and think it’s amazing that we have a squad which allows him to do it.

      Lallana wasn’t happy with my choice of word ‘dropped’ - that’s all I was pointing out mate. Have a read properly.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #52: Dec 19, 2018 01:08:39 pm
      Alisson

      Clyne
      Lovren
      Van Dijk
      Robertson

      Wijnaldum
      Fabinho
      Milner (c)

      Salah
      Firmino
      Mane

      Subs:

      Mignolet
      Camacho
      Moreno
      Henderson
      Keita
      Shaqiri
      Sturridge

      Would be tempted to start Shaq as his final back can be so good, but can see Milner starting in the midfield.

      Think we will win this one 3-1 ⚽️😎
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #53: Dec 19, 2018 01:27:04 pm
      Should be a tough game, but i hope they come at us..

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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #54: Dec 19, 2018 01:38:15 pm
      A young manager and young stars - if we stick together who knows!

      As for this game, I'm not feeling too hopeful. But if you manage to get down to Molineux for the game I guarantee you an amazing atmosphere, and the way we both play football, an amazing game as Wolves have nothing to lose and this is a free hit.
       

      If you keep up the form you're in, you think some of those guys [eg. Neves, Moutinho] might get picked up by 'bigger' clubs? Have only seen highlights, so looking forward to seeing them in a full match. Looking at results, you seem to pick it up for bigger games, and like you say if you look as it as a free hit, could be a really good match.

      Could also depend a bit on who Jürgen puts out, if he rests some guys, might take some edge off, remains to be seen tho. Lot of games coming up.
      Personally don't like Fri night matches, but hoping Jürgen will have out lads prepped and ready. Gluck! :)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #55: Dec 19, 2018 02:21:45 pm
      Why take Fab out after his best performance of the season?

      Would rest one of the front 3 in each of the next 3 games before Citeh

      Back 5 picks itself
      Fab + Hendo + Milner

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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #56: Dec 19, 2018 02:38:16 pm
      As someone suggested above, I agreed Gini should be rest and I would add Robbo too.
      Clyne did surprisingly well against ManU so if he fit he's a starter.
      Also Klopp said that Naby did well and he still learning so he need game time.

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                            Alisson

           Clyne    Lovren    VvD    Milner

       
                  Henderson   Fabinho       


           Salah          Keita          Mane

                           Firmino                                 
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #57: Dec 19, 2018 02:38:37 pm
      Strongest team for this, out of Wolves, Newcastle and the Arse this is the toughest game for us so if we need to rest then it should be against Newcastle and possibly even rotate a little bit for Arsenal so that we are fresh for Citeh.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #58: Dec 19, 2018 03:02:50 pm
      I love Klopps rotation and think it’s amazing that we have a squad which allows him to do it.

      Lallana wasn’t happy with my choice of word ‘dropped’ - that’s all I was pointing out mate. Have a read properly.
      You said we must play the best possible 11. I don't think we can afford to this time for the sake of future fixtures and the rest of the season. I am glad you enjoy the rotation.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Wolves V Liverpool (21/12/18 - 20:00)
      Reply #59: Dec 19, 2018 03:23:52 pm
      After there recent run of victories, every player should be eager to start. Pick a full strength side, Wolves could well prove a far stiffer test, than a failing United team.

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