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      Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Dec 22, 2018 11:51:32 am
      Games coming thick and fast, big game against Arsenal 4 days after this so I expect us to rotate a few players:

      Alisson

      Clyne
      Lovren
      Van Dijk
      Robertson

      Wijnaldum
      Henderson (c)
      Lallana

      Shaqiri
      Salah
      Mane

      Subs:

      Mignolet
      Alexander-Arnold
      Fabinho
      Milner
      Keita
      Firmino
      Sturridge

      Newcastle have often played 3-5-1-1 this season, with this being the line up they played in their last game against Huddersfield (a 1-0 away win):

      Dubravka

      Schar
      Lascelles (c)
      Clark

      Manquillo
      Diame
      Ki
      Atsu
      Kenedy

      Ayoze Perez

      Rondon

      Newcastle have 2 former Reds in their squad - Jonjo Shelvey and Javier Manquillo.

      I’m sure Rafa will have them well drilled and I can see him trying to grind out a draw here, but I can’t see how they are gonna live with our attacking play, even if we rotate.

      4-0 to us ⚽️😎
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #1: Dec 22, 2018 12:38:36 pm


      Robertson needs a rest and if we can't trust Moreno at home to Newcastle, then we can never trust him.

      I expect this to be hard fought and not straight forward. Just get the job done. 2-0 Reds!!
      « Last Edit: Dec 22, 2018 02:12:10 pm by PGlynn91 »
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #2: Dec 22, 2018 01:42:15 pm
      I want to see, Keita and Wijnaldum in the middle.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #3: Dec 22, 2018 02:03:00 pm
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #4: Dec 22, 2018 02:03:13 pm
      I want to see, Keita and Wijnaldum in the middle.
      We have the City game 5 days after the Newcastle game. I like Keita, but he had to come off with a cut foot and blow to one of his lower back ribs. I'd give him the city game and start Shaqiri against Newcastle with Gini and Hendo. Not a fan of Milner and Hendo together. I'd rest Milner because he's needed at RB against City. That isn't harsh on Fabinho, because he'd get City and Henderson would sit that one out.

      V Newcastle
      Gini  Hendo
          Shaqiri 

      V City
      Fab   Gini
          Keita

      Gini didn't start yesterday so he can start next two.
      « Last Edit: Dec 22, 2018 02:14:03 pm by Ribapuru »
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #5: Dec 22, 2018 02:07:33 pm
      We have the City game 5 days after the Newcastle game. I like Keita, but he had to come off with a cut foot and blow to one of his lower back ribs. I'd give him the city game and start Shaqiri against Newcastle with Gini and Hendo. Not a fan of Milner and Hendo together. I'd rest Milner because he's needed at RB against City. That isn't harsh on Fabinho, because he'd get City and Henderson would sit that one out.

      Do not forget Arsenal in the middle.
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      Reply #6: Dec 22, 2018 02:14:38 pm
      Do not forget Arsenal in the middle.
      haha i forgot about Arsenal actually. City 5 days after arsenal then. I revise advise to below.

      V Newcastle
      Gini  Hendo
          Shaqiri 

      V Arsenal
      Fab   Gini
          Keita
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #7: Dec 22, 2018 02:43:09 pm
      haha i forgot about Arsenal actually. City 5 days after arsenal then. I revise advise to below.

      V Newcastle
      Gini  Hendo
          Shaqiri 

      V Arsenal
      Fab   Gini
          Keita

      Don't need Milner at RB v City at all
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #8: Dec 22, 2018 02:54:57 pm
      Don't need Milner at RB v City at all
      I thought we'd go with Clyne yesterday to be honest. I'm abit confused if Clyne or Milner is favoured.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #9: Dec 22, 2018 03:47:00 pm
      I thought we'd go with Clyne yesterday to be honest. I'm abit confused if Clyne or Milner is favoured.

      TAA will be back for City won't he ?
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #10: Dec 22, 2018 05:10:36 pm
      I thought we'd go with Clyne yesterday to be honest. I'm abit confused if Clyne or Milner is favoured.

      I imagine after such long lay off and 90m against United that Clyne was probably gassed and couldn’t handle another 90 the next game. Expect him to start against newcastle however
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #11: Dec 22, 2018 05:11:44 pm
      TAA will be back for City won't he ?
      I think it is a couple of games too early for TAA.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #12: Dec 22, 2018 05:11:59 pm
      I imagine after such long lay off and 90m against United that Clyne was probably gassed and couldn’t handle another 90 the next game. Expect him to start against newcastle however
      I think you are probably right here.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #13: Dec 22, 2018 05:14:06 pm
      I think it is a couple of games too early for TAA.

      For City, he will be back because Klopp said that he is close to start against Newcastle. He will be rested against Benitez and will play against the Gunners.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #14: Dec 22, 2018 05:22:34 pm
      Alisson

      Clyne
      Lovren
      VVD
      Moreno

      Henderson
      Gini

      Shaqiri
      Bobby
      Mane

      Mo
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #15: Dec 22, 2018 05:26:36 pm
      Alisson

      Clyne
      Lovren
      VVD
      Moreno

      Henderson
      Gini

      Shaqiri
      Bobby
      Mane

      Mo
      Agree with this line up, but I would rather have it in a 4-3-3 than a 4-2-3-1, with Hendo and Gini slightly behind Shaqiri, but not enough behind him to not say it is not a midfield 3.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #16: Dec 22, 2018 05:44:25 pm
      This is the game to rotate.

      Alisson
      Clyne-Lovren-VVD-Moreno
      Shaq-Fab-Lallana
      Salah-Sturridge-Mané
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #17: Dec 22, 2018 05:45:48 pm
      I've used the Team Builder twice but it doesn't give me the link to paste it in the thread like before. Maybe I'm forgetting something.

      Anyway, this lineup is as much about the Arsenal and City matches as it is about Newcastle. Klopp didn't rotate much vs. Wolves (just as most of you predicted)l, so I'm hoping he does that here.

      Allison
      Clyne, Lovren, Virgil, Moreno
      Gini, Milner, Lallana
      Origi, Sturridge, Shaquiri.
      Subs: Mignolet, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Salah, Bobby, Mane

      I know that's 7 changes but as I said, most of these guys need a break. Shaquiri and Sturridge will be key to unlocking a compact defense, and Allison, Lovren, Virgil and Gini should be sufficient guard against any counters. It it's not happening after 60 minutes then you have plenty of firepower to insert at home, but these are well-paid, experienced professionals in this XI and if you can't give them a run-out in this fixture during this busy set of matches, then seriously, when would you ever use them?
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #18: Dec 22, 2018 06:12:53 pm
      This is the game to rotate.

      Alisson
      Clyne-Lovren-VVD-Moreno
      Shaq-Fab-Lallana
      Salah-Sturridge-Mané

      Hendo in for Lallana and you could be right...help yourself to a jaffa cake
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      Reply #19: Dec 22, 2018 06:16:54 pm
                 Alisson

      Clyne Lovren VVD Moreno
       
          Hendo          Fab
                   Lallana

      Salah   Sturridge  Shaqiri

      How about that?
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #20: Dec 22, 2018 07:44:10 pm
      I have always admired RAFA but all sentiments go out of the window when we play the team he is managing.Sorry RAFA but your Newcastle are in for a hiding,there will be no christmas spirit for you from OUR REDS. :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #21: Dec 22, 2018 08:26:27 pm
      Think id leave Fabinho and Keita in. They are growing so give them the games.

      Id also have Clyne in. Done well v utd

                             Alisson

      Clyne    Lovern     VVD    Robbo

                     Hendo   Fab Keita

           Shaq            Danny       Mo
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #22: Dec 22, 2018 08:36:34 pm
      The only reason this could be tricky is there will be a lot of changes to the side, this is the fixture to rest a lot of key players going into the Arsenal/City matches. This provides a good opportunity for the likes of Lallana, Origi, Sturidge and Clyne to make a claim to getting more playing time. I think there we will have a lot of the ball and need to break through the deep defending which is going to be set out by Rafa.

      -----------------Alisson----------------
      Clyne----Lovern-----VvD------Moreno
      -------Milner----Gini-----Shaqiri------
      Origi----------Sturidge--------Lallana
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #23: Dec 22, 2018 08:47:25 pm
      Shaqiri will be in with Wijnaldum. No doubt Matip and Clyne will play too. Can't see us going with too many of the fringe players up front though.
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      Reply #24: Dec 22, 2018 08:51:35 pm
      Shaqiri will be in with Wijnaldum. No doubt Matip and Clyne will play too. Can't see us going with too many of the fringe players up front though.

      Matip is out for 6 weeks
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #25: Dec 22, 2018 09:12:14 pm
      Hendo in for Lallana and you could be right...

      I feel Lallana deserves some more attention. You can see he wants to convince, he looks determined to make an impression. Talentwise I think he's superior to anyone in the midfield but Keita. Think back two years ago what force he was.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #26: Dec 22, 2018 09:28:14 pm

      Not him then!
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #27: Dec 22, 2018 09:35:15 pm
      I thought it was 6 weeks a week ago?
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #28: Dec 22, 2018 09:54:47 pm
      Don't take these lot lightly especially after the results today of city & Chelsea. Must win, don't care how. Of we just think we will win then it is recipe for disaster.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #29: Dec 22, 2018 11:05:35 pm
      I thought it was 6 weeks a week ago?

      Mate he’s out until mid Jan - you in a time machine or something? He only played the other week
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #30: Dec 22, 2018 11:27:55 pm
      Just win!
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #31: Dec 22, 2018 11:47:52 pm

      This!

      I wouldn’t be surprised to see Salah benched in preparation for the Arsenal and City games.

      Can’t see there being too much rotation but I wouldn’t be shocked to see Moreno, Shaqiri, Sturridge/Orgi all come into the side. With Robbo, Milly, Salah and maybe Mane dropping out.

      Fabinho played very little for the first few months of the season so I can’t see him being in too much need for a rest. One of the perks we had with Robbo last season.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #32: Dec 23, 2018 05:16:25 am
      This is the most important game of the season.  COYR :scarf:
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #33: Dec 23, 2018 09:18:29 am
      Alisson; Clyne, Lovren, VVD, Moreno; Hendo, Gini; Shaqiri, Lallana, Mane; Sturridge.

      Risky of course when you look at what happened to City yesterday but I don't think we really have much of a choice with two intense games coming up.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #34: Dec 23, 2018 10:06:56 am
      Can’t be arsed who plays. We’re unbeaten whoever we’ve thrown out on the pitch.

      Just come with the right attitude for 90 minutes and we’ll be fine.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #35: Dec 23, 2018 10:12:09 am
      Rafa will put up a team ready to stifle us but as we have found so many times now when you have 11 players who are man for man so much better than the opposition you just have to trust them  to find a way . As much as we can applaud or discuss tactics what we are seeing is players being brave and relying on their abilities and trusting in each other. No wonder Jürgen looks like Christmas started back in August
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #36: Dec 23, 2018 10:44:58 am
      Newcastle will park it big-time so need creative players and people alive in the box as they will be that deep. Would play Clyne, Sturridge  and Shaqiri possibly Lallana  and have bench ready if required
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #37: Dec 23, 2018 10:46:47 am
      Alisson; Clyne, Lovren, VVD, Moreno; Hendo, Gini; Shaqiri, Lallana, Mane; Sturridge.

      Risky of course when you look at what happened to City yesterday but I don't think we really have much of a choice with two intense games coming up.

      I do think Shaqiri and Sturridge should start this one - Sturridge can do some damage at the edge of the box.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #38: Dec 23, 2018 11:43:33 am


      Robertson needs a rest and if we can't trust Moreno at home to Newcastle, then we can never trust him.

      I expect this to be hard fought and not straight forward. Just get the job done. 2-0 Reds!!

      I believe that this is the right starting 11 vs. Newcastle...

      Bobby Looked as if he was suffering form flu vs. Wolves and has looked jaded prior to that, and Robbo did look in need of a rest vs. Wolves.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #39: Dec 23, 2018 11:45:19 am
      Rafa will put up a team ready to stifle us but as we have found so many times now when you have 11 players who are man for man so much better than the opposition you just have to trust them  to find a way . As much as we can applaud or discuss tactics what we are seeing is players being brave and relying on their abilities and trusting in each other. No wonder Jürgen looks like Christmas started back in August
      Yes for sure
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #40: Dec 23, 2018 12:06:57 pm
      Keita ,Fabinho and Milner  more creative than the others so would have these 3 in midfield
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #41: Dec 23, 2018 12:15:22 pm
      Last night result of Mancity and Chelsea made me think bit different. I thought this maybe the greatest chance for us in two decades to win the Premier League title.  If it's me I will never take any unnecessary risk so we should only put in the strongest team in every game thinking it's most important game of the season. Throw away the players resting as only a week and 2 more games before the transfer window open.  We never know whether Mancity drop points again or not but now we have a clear four points lead so we should not take any risk.

      Strongest team and win every f**king games from now and lift the trophy in May!  COYMightyREDS :scarf:       
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #42: Dec 23, 2018 12:51:18 pm
                               Alisson
           Clyney  Lovren Virgil Robertson
               Hendo  Fabinho  Wijnaldom
                  Shaqiri  Sturridge Lallana

      Subs; Migs, Trent, Milner,  Mane, Firmino, Salah, Origi

      Rafa will have them well organised and try and stifle,
      Pace is key here and a high press, if its slow and low we can be got at, dragged down to their level,

      Shouldn't have too many problems if I'm honest with our back 5 coping with relative ease, rested Mo, Bobby & Sadio for obvious reasons, and should only be used for a run out,

      Can't use Bertie,  not going to risk playing liability players,  might see Trent last 20 in preparation for Arse & Shitty,

      Nothing but another 3pts and a another step towards the title.


      3-0 Champions Elect!!


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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #43: Dec 23, 2018 04:08:15 pm
                 Alisson
          TAA Lovren VVD Clyne
             Gini  Fab  Lallana
         Shaqiri Mo Bob

      Mane has been a bit ropey recently, maybe rest might do him good.
      Gini to come back in, Lallana possibly has done enough to get a place, Shaq too.
      Bob was subbed off vs Wolves, so might see him, and Mo is playing so well would start him and then get him off once ahead.
      No rest for the CBs until Matip/Gomez available again I guess, but probably should try rest Robbo, though Moreno gives me the heebee-jeebees.

      Be nice to see Rafa back on the old sod.
      4 points clear at the top - but am sure the lads won't be taking the foot of the gas, or looking ahead to Arsenal - need the 3 points here.

      Happy Christmas Jürgen!
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #44: Dec 23, 2018 06:10:25 pm
      3-1

                  Alisson
      Trent Lovren Dijk Milner
                Fab  Gini
         Salah  Shaq  Mane
                   Origi

      Give Robbo and Bobby a rest... Subs, Mane for Keita, Salah for Studge, Trent for Clyne.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #45: Dec 23, 2018 06:27:53 pm
      You just can’t rest Salah - it’s almost a guarantee that he scores at home in these games.

      Let him get a couple and take him off.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #46: Dec 24, 2018 03:18:24 am
      For me Salah starts every game. The opposition seeing the Team sheet will automatically go into panic mode when they see his name. Get it won early, then take him off for a rest.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #47: Dec 24, 2018 05:45:43 am
      Roy did us a favour, now Benitez needs to rest some players because of rotation :P
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #48: Dec 24, 2018 06:16:12 am
      Don’t agree with the idea of Lallana in the team for this, everytime he’s played he’s been a disappointment this season IMO, hasn’t shown anything to warrant a start when there’s players in his position who have played a lot better than him. I think it will be along the lines of the line up vs Burnley, then bring on the likes of Salah for the last 20 if needed.
      Think Sturridge, Origi and Shaq have all shown good enough signs this season...well Shaq goes without saying actually, that they are capable of getting the job done enough for the 3 points.

      Trent is back in training now, don’t think Klopp will want to go into the games vs Arsenal and City without him having gotten some minutes under his belt.
      Alisson, Trent, Lovren, Virgil, Moreno, Keita, Gini, Hendo, Mane/Origi, Shaqiri, Sturridge
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #49: Dec 24, 2018 06:58:27 am
      Don’t agree with the idea of Lallana in the team for this, everytime he’s played he’s been a disappointment this season IMO, hasn’t shown anything to warrant a start when there’s players in his position who have played a lot better than him. I think it will be along the lines of the line up vs Burnley, then bring on the likes of Salah for the last 20 if needed.
      Think Sturridge, Origi and Shaq have all shown good enough signs this season...well Shaq goes without saying actually, that they are capable of getting the job done enough for the 3 points.

      Trent is back in training now, don’t think Klopp will want to go into the games vs Arsenal and City without him having gotten some minutes under his belt.
      Alisson, Trent, Lovren, Virgil, Moreno, Keita, Gini, Hendo, Mane/Origi, Shaqiri, Sturridge

      Yeah not sure about him starting either. Think we can stick to a solid midfield with the regulars even during the festive period.

      I'm sure he will get some minutes but later on in the game when hopefully the match is in the bag.

      The first goal will be everything for this one. Get it early and we make life easier for ourselves.

      I do have confidence in this team more than any other though that we don't have to blow them away early doors. Even late on we have found ways to gain points.
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      Reply #50: Dec 24, 2018 08:39:58 am
      Time, patience and cool heads is what will be needed boxing day.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #51: Dec 24, 2018 08:41:43 am
      Don’t agree with the idea of Lallana in the team for this, everytime he’s played he’s been a disappointment this season IMO, hasn’t shown anything to warrant a start when there’s players in his position who have played a lot better than him. I think it will be along the lines of the line up vs Burnley, then bring on the likes of Salah for the last 20 if needed.
      Think Sturridge, Origi and Shaq have all shown good enough signs this season...well Shaq goes without saying actually, that they are capable of getting the job done enough for the 3 points.

      Trent is back in training now, don’t think Klopp will want to go into the games vs Arsenal and City without him having gotten some minutes under his belt.
      Alisson, Trent, Lovren, Virgil, Moreno, Keita, Gini, Hendo, Mane/Origi, Shaqiri, Sturridge


      Respect your opinion mate in regards to Lallana, but it wasn't too long ago he was one of Jürgen's favourite's, he's had a bit of a hard time with injuries so getting back into the fold was always gonna be tough,
      I wouldn't be too hasty in writing him off just yet, he needs game time to get him up to speed so games V Newcastle are ideal, I think we agree he won't be a starter every week but he's still a good asset off the bench, he knows how to  play in a Klopp system, uses the space well, has pace and can score to, if we can get a good hour from him then replace with Mane, we could reap the rewards from tired Newcastle legs, throw on Bobby & Mo for the last 20mins, that GD will shrink for sure,

      But plz no Moreno, I'd rather we put Jimmy there if Robbo's rested.


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      Reply #52: Dec 24, 2018 10:06:49 am
      We need creativity in the middle but I think we can probably rotate the forwards a bit for this game and give them a rest. Newcastle are a very poor side so if we can get a nice early goal then I think we will romp to victory so Heavy metal from the first minute please then we can dial it back a bit and look to hit them on the counter.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #53: Dec 24, 2018 10:22:03 am

      Respect your opinion mate in regards to Lallana, but it wasn't too long ago he was one of Jürgen's favourite's, he's had a bit of a hard time with injuries so getting back into the fold was always gonna be tough,
      I wouldn't be too hasty in writing him off just yet, he needs game time to get him up to speed so games V Newcastle are ideal, I think we agree he won't be a starter every week but he's still a good asset off the bench, he knows how to  play in a Klopp system, uses the space well, has pace and can score to, if we can get a good hour from him then replace with Mane, we could reap the rewards from tired Newcastle legs, throw on Bobby & Mo for the last 20mins, that GD will shrink for sure,

      But plz no Moreno, I'd rather we put Jimmy there if Robbo's rested.


      YNWA

      I just feel that the team has moved on from Lallana, unfortunately the injuries he’s had has essentially left him 2 years behind where the rest of the team is now IMO. He was one of the stand out players when Klopp took over but other than that, he hasn’t really shown anything. He’s never been a rapid player but the pace and composure he did have has gone as well, can’t remember what game it was this season but he was played clean through 1v1 and he looked so sluggish, like he was pulling a weight behind him.
      He’s an intelligent player but just IMO, as a team we’ve moved on from him now.
      Don’t get me wrong, if he plays then he has my backing 100% and Klopp knows a lot more about him than me, it’s just my take on it. I see him more now as a player to come on as the game is getting into the last 20, give the key players a rest if we’ve got the win all but confirmed.

      It’s going to be an interesting game though, I think this game could be harder than the Arsenal game because of how much they are going to sit back and look to counter so we need to make sure that whoever plays, finds that creative edge.
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      Reply #54: Dec 24, 2018 10:23:58 am
      Rafa will look to stifle us, he knows he can’t get us on the break or go all out attack, they will be looking for goals from set pieces...Rafa will have the disciplined and organised..

      2-1.
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      Reply #55: Dec 24, 2018 10:40:53 am
      Lallana has done Just fine when coming on as substitute and is perfect for our system presses as well as anyone and fresh can still be an asset this season
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      Reply #56: Dec 24, 2018 11:07:13 am
      Just win and if its possible with many goals, so GD to Shitty will be better.

      Come on reds!!!!!!!
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      Reply #57: Dec 24, 2018 11:09:28 am
      I just feel that the team has moved on from Lallana, unfortunately the injuries he’s had has essentially left him 2 years behind where the rest of the team is now IMO. He was one of the stand out players when Klopp took over but other than that, he hasn’t really shown anything. He’s never been a rapid player but the pace and composure he did have has gone as well, can’t remember what game it was this season but he was played clean through 1v1 and he looked so sluggish, like he was pulling a weight behind him.
      He’s an intelligent player but just IMO, as a team we’ve moved on from him now.
      Don’t get me wrong, if he plays then he has my backing 100% and Klopp knows a lot more about him than me, it’s just my take on it. I see him more now as a player to come on as the game is getting into the last 20, give the key players a rest if we’ve got the win all but confirmed.

      It’s going to be an interesting game though, I think this game could be harder than the Arsenal game because of how much they are going to sit back and look to counter so we need to make sure that whoever plays, finds that creative edge.



      Fairy muff mate, good analysis and one i didn't consider, his 'sluggishness' could be down to lack of game time but we cannot rule out age and maybe losing a yard or two, those injuries would definitely had a negative affect, i guess tho like you say Jürgen knows best and will use him as he sees fit.

      Have a Great Xmas .


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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #58: Dec 24, 2018 11:48:59 am
      Just make sure the mind is foucused and the rest will come come on you reds
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      Reply #59: Dec 24, 2018 12:05:42 pm
      No disrespect to Newcastle, they will do everything to get a point. Only we ourselves can turn this into a hard game by underestimating them and resting too many players. I would say race to a 3 goal lead then only rest some players, not before then. City and chelsea have stumbled, we make sure we don't.
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      Reply #60: Dec 24, 2018 01:42:20 pm
      Don’t agree with the idea of Lallana in the team for this, everytime he’s played he’s been a disappointment this season IMO, hasn’t shown anything to warrant a start when there’s players in his position who have played a lot better than him. I think it will be along the lines of the line up vs Burnley, then bring on the likes of Salah for the last 20 if needed.
      Think Sturridge, Origi and Shaq have all shown good enough signs this season...well Shaq goes without saying actually, that they are capable of getting the job done enough for the 3 points.

      Trent is back in training now, don’t think Klopp will want to go into the games vs Arsenal and City without him having gotten some minutes under his belt.
      Alisson, Trent, Lovren, Virgil, Moreno, Keita, Gini, Hendo, Mane/Origi, Shaqiri, Sturridge

      Not sure if you went to the Burnley game but Origi was woeful and apart from scoring from a yard does not merit a place instead of Lallana sorry
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      Reply #61: Dec 24, 2018 01:45:58 pm
      Play the strongest team possible, get a few goals then rest players, we've worked hard to be in this position, let's not take our eye of the prize.
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      Reply #62: Dec 24, 2018 02:30:01 pm
      Play the strongest team possible, get a few goals then rest players, we've worked hard to be in this position, let's not take our eye of the prize.

      It's because of keeping eyes on the prize that we should rotate heavily for this one. Even well-conditioned athletes have physical limitations and we're talking 7 matches in 25 days and 9 in 32. We will want our strongest lineup out Saturday vs. Arsenal and next week vs. Man City. Having played most of the regulars vs. Wolves, some changes will be needed. We beat Burnley 3-1 with Origi, Sturridge, Shaq and Moreno in the starting lineup. We can do the same vs. Newcastle, and I'd add Clyne and Lallana as well so Trent and Naby can play in both of the next two matches after an injury.

      EDIT: Taking a guy off after 70-80 minutes is not the same as resting him.



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      Reply #63: Dec 24, 2018 03:07:01 pm
      Not sure if you went to the Burnley game but Origi was woeful and apart from scoring from a yard does not merit a place instead of Lallana sorry
      I'm not sure saying better than Origi means Lallana merits a place. We shouldn't make too many changes, when we did that before we got lucky to win games. City just got destroyed resting players. We should only make 2 changes, 3 at the most! Then we can fix the line up if needed or rest players of we are smashing it. 3 points against Newcastle is just important as 3 points against Arsenal, not a shot at Rafa, but I think that he didn't grasp that concept fully and it's probably we he could win CL but not PL. I think it's more important to hook players off earlier at 3-0 instead of waiting for a fourth and changing players after 80 minutes. We should have this game over with after an hour, so all going well hook Salah off for Sturridge, Mane for Shaqiri and Keita for Lallana between 60-75 minutes mark. If it's only 1-0 at 80 minutes we can think it's a good job we didn't rotate much because look at what happened to City.
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      Reply #64: Dec 24, 2018 03:23:25 pm
      It's because of keeping eyes on the prize that we should rotate heavily for this one. Even well-conditioned athletes have physical limitations and we're talking 7 matches in 25 days and 9 in 32. We will want our strongest lineup out Saturday vs. Arsenal and next week vs. Man City. Having played most of the regulars vs. Wolves, some changes will be needed. We beat Burnley 3-1 with Origi, Sturridge, Shaq and Moreno in the starting lineup. We can do the same vs. Newcastle, and I'd add Clyne and Lallana as well so Trent and Naby can play in both of the next two matches after an injury.

      EDIT: Taking a guy off after 70-80 minutes is not the same as resting him.
      it's wrong to think about it like that. It's like water, if I said I had 500 cups of water in 100 days it's not alarming, but if  490 of those cups were in first 50 days it would mean recently there hasn't been a lot of water consumption. Relating it to your comment, 9 in 32 but the first 7 were in 22 days. After that it has been 10 days with 2 games! If you scale it down to recovery times, the last ten days should have provided some breaks. We have a chance to rest when others play two legged league cup games next month.
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      Reply #65: Dec 24, 2018 03:25:12 pm
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      Clyne Lovren VVD Milner
               Hendo Wijn
      Shaq  Firmino Lallana
                  Sturridge

      Subs: Migs, TAA, Fabinho, Naby, Robertson, Origi, Salah, Mane

      Prediction: 3-0
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #66: Dec 24, 2018 04:20:12 pm
      I'm not sure saying better than Origi means Lallana merits a place. We shouldn't make too many changes, when we did that before we got lucky to win games. City just got destroyed resting players. We should only make 2 changes, 3 at the most! Then we can fix the line up if needed or rest players of we are smashing it. 3 points against Newcastle is just important as 3 points against Arsenal, not a shot at Rafa, but I think that he didn't grasp that concept fully and it's probably we he could win CL but not PL. I think it's more important to hook players off earlier at 3-0 instead of waiting for a fourth and changing players after 80 minutes. We should have this game over with after an hour, so all going well hook Salah off for Sturridge, Mane for Shaqiri and Keita for Lallana between 60-75 minutes mark. If it's only 1-0 at 80 minutes we can think it's a good job we didn't rotate much because look at what happened to City.

      This is the perfect game to rotate and what happened to City is completely irrelevant and you're just looking for something that is not there. This will be the 7th game in December with one more left before the close of the year, a very heavy schedule, and we need to use our squad to keep our key players fresh and our depth players in form, plus the game at Wolves was under horrible conditions. With only 2 days rest til the Arsenal game, would not surprise me if Klopp goes with a Burnley-type rotation.

      And that you of all people come here and suggest to take players out early is pretty comical, considering you are one of the first ones and loudest to complain about substitutions. But i get it, you have to run your shtick, so if we rotate players and we are not running Newcastle off the park, you will be littering the board with nonsense.
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      Reply #67: Dec 24, 2018 04:27:02 pm
      it's wrong to think about it like that. It's like water, if I said I had 500 cups of water in 100 days it's not alarming, but if  490 of those cups were in first 50 days it would mean recently there hasn't been a lot of water consumption. Relating it to your comment, 9 in 32 but the first 7 were in 22 days. After that it has been 10 days with 2 games! If you scale it down to recovery times, the last ten days should have provided some breaks. We have a chance to rest when others play two legged league cup games next month.

      That's also the wrong way of thinking about it, right now I imagine all of our fit players are fully rested BUT we now face 3 games within a week, and that is quite tough. Out of those 3 games 1 is against a fairly sh*t opponent so we really should consider resting whichever players we can in that game so that the core team is ready to play 2 key games in 3 days, Arsenal and Citeh. I would play Clyne and possibly Moreno, alongside VVD and Lovren (as there is no option to rotate CB) and then a very attacking midfield of Fabinho, Keita and Gini and then rest some of the forwards, starting with Sturridge, Shaq and one of Mo, Bobby or Mane. If need be bring on the other attackers.
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      Reply #68: Dec 24, 2018 04:29:54 pm
      This is the perfect game to rotate and what happened to City is completely irrelevant and you're just looking for something that is not there. This will be the 7th game in December with one more left before the close of the year, a very heavy schedule, and we need to use our squad to keep our key players fresh and our depth players in form, plus the game at Wolves was under horrible conditions. With only 2 days rest til the Arsenal game, would not surprise me if Klopp goes with a Burnley-type rotation.

      And that you of all people come here and suggest to take players out early is pretty comical, considering you are one of the first ones and loudest to complain about substitutions. But i get it, you have to run your shtick, so if we rotate players and we are not running Newcastle off the park, you will be littering the board with nonsense.

      Can you not just have a civil discussion without attacking Riba, come on it is Christmas, season of good will to all men etc :-)
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      Reply #69: Dec 24, 2018 10:02:46 pm
      That's also the wrong way of thinking about it, right now I imagine all of our fit players are fully rested BUT we now face 3 games within a week, and that is quite tough. Out of those 3 games 1 is against a fairly sh*t opponent so we really should consider resting whichever players we can in that game so that the core team is ready to play 2 key games in 3 days, Arsenal and Citeh. I would play Clyne and possibly Moreno, alongside VVD and Lovren (as there is no option to rotate CB) and then a very attacking midfield of Fabinho, Keita and Gini and then rest some of the forwards, starting with Sturridge, Shaq and one of Mo, Bobby or Mane. If need be bring on the other attackers.
      Perhaps just rest Salah and Bobby then, for Sturrudge and Shaqiri. Bring in Keita in the middle because he only played half a match in the last game and put Clyne at RB. That would be enough I think.
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      Reply #70: Dec 25, 2018 11:46:45 am
      Perhaps just rest Salah and Bobby then, for Sturrudge and Shaqiri. Bring in Keita in the middle because he only played half a match in the last game and put Clyne at RB. That would be enough I think.

      I would think otherwise. Lets start with Bob and Mo. Race to a 3-0 or more scoreline and we get Keita and Shaq in. I wouldn't take this game lightly and stumbled. We have a good lead, lets not take any chances and play our strongest 11 to keep city at bay. Lets score a couple more to close the gap on City on goal difference. We may need that at the end of the day.
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      Reply #71: Dec 25, 2018 12:37:57 pm
      I am all for resting key players, but I really don't want to :( As FAT mentioned before, just look at what happened to Dortmund resting some key players vs a sh*t team recently.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #72: Dec 25, 2018 01:36:03 pm
      Start strong get 4-0 up and take off the key players. By the way I have never seen a tired player in a winning team
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      Reply #73: Dec 25, 2018 03:40:01 pm
      At the moment it's probably harder to predict Klopp's starting eleven than it is to win the lottery!

      I'm going to make an educated (haha) guess based on who played when and how many minutes. Keeping in mind how Klopp likes to play against top 6 teams with at least two of Henderson, Milner, and Wijnaldum and our usual front three.

      Trent AA: back in training, needs valuable game time to be ready for Arsenal / City. The CB's pick themselves. Moreno starts this one, Robertson, needs to be rested at some point. If he starts, it'll be because the sports-science department deems him good to go, impossible to know where he is with regards to fatigue etc. With Fabinho and Wijnaldum providing adequate cover, we should be fine. Milner looked awfully slow and leggy against Wolves, give him some extra rest for the two upcoming big games.

      Fabinho also starts. As good as he has recently been, I'd rather not start him against Arsenal (where he struggled) and away to City. Wijnaldum was rested against Wolves, so he'll be good to go for three in a row.

      Front four of Mane, Shaqiri, Lallana, and Sturridge should be enough. The good thing about this starting eleven is that it's very flexible, three interchanging attacking midfielders behind Sturridge and if we need to go three in midfield, Lallana easily slots in the third spot with Shaqiri and Mane joining Sturridge as the three forwards.



      I probably won't even be close, but it's fun thinking about it nonetheless.

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      Reply #74: Dec 25, 2018 04:58:47 pm
      It's easier for Jürgen to rotate our midfield than our front 3 - because there is very little between our 6 midfielders. So I'm going to say that Jürgen will play the midfield 3 he intends to play against Citeh against Newcastle (and then rotating them against Arsenal), while doing the opposite with our front 3 - ie resting them against Newcastle and starting them 2 games running against the Arse and Citeh. So, tomorrow, I'm going -

                      Allisson

      Clyne   Lovren   VVD    Moreno

             Gini   Hendo    Keita

          Shaq      Studge     Origi



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      Reply #75: Dec 25, 2018 06:24:37 pm
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      Reply #76: Dec 25, 2018 09:41:34 pm
      Love seeing Salah score at Anfield so hope he's in the starting line-up, gets a hat-trick before half time, then can rest and get ready for The Arsenal.
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      Reply #77: Dec 25, 2018 09:43:09 pm
      Would love An early couple of goals
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      Reply #78: Dec 25, 2018 10:26:38 pm
      Lets be careful of Newcastle's counter attack and Rafa is a master at that.
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      Reply #79: Dec 25, 2018 11:04:17 pm
      I would think otherwise. Lets start with Bob and Mo. Race to a 3-0 or more scoreline and we get Keita and Shaq in. I wouldn't take this game lightly and stumbled. We have a good lead, lets not take any chances and play our strongest 11 to keep city at bay. Lets score a couple more to close the gap on City on goal difference. We may need that at the end of the day.

      That’s great but if you don’t race out to a 3-0 lead and you need a goal you end up playing the likes of Mane and Salah for 90 minutes. We’ll see quite a bit of rotation tomorrow, not just because it’s Newecastle but because of the run of fixtures we are currently in and the proximity of fixtures. It wouldn’t surprise me if Rafa rotates a few as well. I’m expecting to see Lallana, Clyne, Shaqiri and Studge (or Origi) for this one. Interested to see if Moreno also plays, I’m hoping not but that’s s given with Moreno.
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      Reply #80: Dec 25, 2018 11:25:15 pm
      That’s great but if you don’t race out to a 3-0 lead and you need a goal you end up playing the likes of Mane and Salah for 90 minutes. We’ll see quite a bit of rotation tomorrow, not just because it’s Newecastle but because of the run of fixtures we are currently in and the proximity of fixtures. It wouldn’t surprise me if Rafa rotates a few as well. I’m expecting to see Lallana, Clyne, Shaqiri and Studge (or Origi) for this one. Interested to see if Moreno also plays, I’m hoping not but that’s s given with Moreno.

      Either way, we'e taking risk but I would go for a safer risk here.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #81: Dec 26, 2018 12:34:33 am
      If Jürgen wants my advice, I think any more than 3 changes from your first 11, unbalances the side, and lessens the fluidity of the play. We have a relatively strong squad,bar injuries, and I think rotation should be a max of 3, but by all means rotate a different 2 or 3 next time out.
      We can’t afford to slip up now because we want to rest players for the future. Do it too often and we could be out of the running before the future games arrive !
      As Jürgen won’t be asking for my advice, I’ll support what and who he selects, and hope we are able to get the job done !
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      Clyne.     Lovren. VVD.    Robbo

              Gini.   Fabinho.  Millie

               Mo.       Bob.     Shaq

      Get a couple of goals to the good and then make 2 or 3 changes.
      Mo for Danny. Fab for Hendo, and maybe Bob for Lallana late on.

      If we’re not getting any success early doors, change things a bit earlier.  Still think we’ll do these 3:0 but I seem to get nervous as f**k before games now. Worried shitless again now, but think if we get 2 wins and at least a draw v citeh, I’ll be more comfortable for the rest of the srason.
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      Reply #82: Dec 26, 2018 05:58:56 am
      What a day. Come on Anfield, we need to do our part too. We need to treat every game like it is a final. We need to kick ass both on the pitch and through our atmosphere.

      Any win will be greatly appreciated Lfc for a late Xmas present :)
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #83: Dec 26, 2018 09:40:33 am
      Need to keep winning, picking up another 3 points. I am sure Newcastle will not make the task easy. Although going for a 3  0 win for the Reds.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #84: Dec 26, 2018 09:45:33 am
      I don't think we will take all of the front 3 out of the team at once and I still hope to see Robbo at left back just for peace of mind if anything.

      It's a real tough one for Jürgen because after this it's two real hard matches and he will want to play the fab 3 and the usual back 4 in those two games.

      If Keita is fit I expect him to play today because I think a spot on the bench is waiting for him for the next 2.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #85: Dec 26, 2018 10:19:28 am
      Matchday again normal life can be resumed . We have to win this with City away at Leicester this could well be another chance to put another few point between us .
      Its hard to see us not resting players but we have enough players of quality to field a very strong X1 and rest some but I think Jürgen will look to keep changes to a minimum.
      Cant see anything but a big win despite Rafa's technical genius he hasn't got the players to do much.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #86: Dec 26, 2018 10:30:23 am
      Just win - I’ll take any type of win. Win win win win win
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #87: Dec 26, 2018 11:13:47 am
      Just putting it out there, I think we will see Leicester take points from Citeh.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #88: Dec 26, 2018 11:21:01 am
      Just putting it out there, I think we will see Leicester take points from Citeh.

      Don't care, just interested in us winning today
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #89: Dec 26, 2018 11:27:33 am
      Don't care, just interested in us winning today
      Good for you.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #90: Dec 26, 2018 11:45:59 am
      Got to do it today COYR
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #91: Dec 26, 2018 12:00:12 pm

      I think you might be right mate they just beat Chelsea and are still obviously motivated at home to do well for the Owners family following his terrible death.
      I think a draw is possible
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #92: Dec 26, 2018 12:05:12 pm
      Think we’ll see Moreno and rotation in the front 3
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #93: Dec 26, 2018 12:22:10 pm
      Think we’ll see Moreno and rotation in the front 3

      Agree and a slight change in midfield.

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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #94: Dec 26, 2018 01:25:57 pm
      Think we’ll see Moreno and rotation in the front 3

      Agree and a slight change in midfield.



      Yup to both.

      F**k it it’s Xmas - El Jurgo can have this one for free and I’ll still back him  :f_tongueincheek:
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #95: Dec 26, 2018 01:26:14 pm
      Will be changes but your guess is as good as mine. Klopp will know who needs some respite. Some players can go thru the season.Weekend then midweek. With just light training in between.

      Think Shaqiri is a cert to start, two goals against United then not a look in. But he brings that urgency to the attack as if he is trying to make up for lost time. Probably knows if he doesn't make an impact this season that could be it as this club moves on quickly.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #96: Dec 26, 2018 01:31:55 pm
      It will be Klopp's 100th win (all competitions) if we win this game.  COYR :scarf:
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #97: Dec 26, 2018 01:37:47 pm
      We need a win of any kind.  it would help if we could get a few early goals and take off some players after the hour.  It would come very handy in the next two fixtures.   
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #98: Dec 26, 2018 01:41:27 pm
      Yup to both.

      F**k it it’s Xmas - El Jurgo can have this one for free and I’ll still back him  :f_tongueincheek:

      If it was me I'd make most changes for this one and try and keep a settled side for the Arsenal and City games.

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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #99: Dec 26, 2018 01:49:50 pm
      Anyone recall 08/09 when we went to Newcastle top of the league and won 5-1
      It fell apart after that but that was a good day
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #100: Dec 26, 2018 01:51:28 pm
      Be reluctant to rest Mo. Might upset his rhythm. Best let him rip into Newcastle while he's on blob. Then he'll be nicely prepped for the big two, Arsenal and City.
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      Re: Liverpool v Newcastle Weds 26th Dec 15:00KO
      Reply #101: Dec 26, 2018 01:59:11 pm
      Anyone recall 08/09 when we went to Newcastle top of the league and won 5-1
      It fell apart after that but that was a good day
      [/quote except Stevie got arrested for assault that night

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