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      Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO

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      Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Dec 27, 2018 03:13:48 pm
      Another game, another chance to strengthen our grip on 1st place.

      I expect us to go with 4-3-3:

      Alisson

      Alexander-Arnold
      Lovren
      Van Dijk
      Robertson

      Wijnaldum
      Fabinho
      Milner (c)

      Salah
      Firmino
      Mane

      Subs:

      Mignolet
      Clyne
      Henderson
      Keita
      Lallana
      Sturridge
      Origi

      Arsenal are likely to play 4–5-1 against us:

      Leno

      Lichsteiner
      Soktaris
      Koscielny (c)
      Kolasinac

      Maitland-Niles
      Guendouzi
      Xhaka
      Torreira
      Iwobi

      Aubameyang

      I can’t see them starting Ozil in this game and I can’t see how we don’t win.

      Confident going into this one, 3-0 to us ⚽️
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #1: Dec 27, 2018 03:31:17 pm
      A win on Saturday will see us 10 points clear of City who play the following day away to a rejuvenated Southampton....while Spuds have a 3pm kickoff against Wolves ...

      Tricky game this & one that would see us tested defensively ..

      2-1
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #2: Dec 27, 2018 05:33:17 pm
      Which three in midfield the only question for me. I'm going with Fabinho, Henderson and Keita
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #3: Dec 27, 2018 05:40:12 pm
      Massive game!!! We don’t lose at home but could potentially see us drawing with their danger man Aubameyang.

      Just hope we keep it cool and patient with no mistakes.

      3-1 Liverpool
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #4: Dec 27, 2018 05:52:20 pm
      With city coming up I can see that following team

      Alisson

      TAA
      VVD
      Lovren
      Robbo

      Gini
      Fabinho
      Shaqiri

      Mane
      Bobby
      Mo
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #5: Dec 27, 2018 06:00:35 pm
      Which three in midfield the only question for me. I'm going with Fabinho, Henderson and Keita

      Milner for Henderson. Wijnaldum for Keita. Strength before Skill
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #6: Dec 27, 2018 06:11:10 pm
      NB: Team no longer available
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #7: Dec 27, 2018 07:42:06 pm
      Thick and fast the games :)

                  Alisson
      Clyne Lovren VVD Milner
         Gini Fabinho Lallana
            Shaq Mo Bob


      Big game coming up against City, so somehow have to try rotate for a big one against Arsenal.
      Good luck to Jürgen in these two games juggling players.
      Risky to leave out too many 'first starters', but also need to try keep lads fresh.
      Would want to go to City and win - so would think Jürgen will have to make changes for this one...
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #8: Dec 27, 2018 07:49:05 pm
      Four day gap is enough to play our best XI back to back.

      NB: Team no longer available

      Wanted to play Hendo but I don’t know how he and Fab/Gini would work in a trio. Toss up between Keita and Milly in that case and not sure if Jim will be fit.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #9: Dec 27, 2018 08:21:29 pm
      Four day gap is enough to play our best XI back to back.

      NB: Team no longer available

      Wanted to play Hendo but I don’t know how he and Fab/Gini would work in a trio. Toss up between Keita and Milly in that case and not sure if Jim will be fit.


      Yep same from me, best team available for next 2 games, city are capable of beating our best team and so are the Arsenal on their day, but I don't want the "but if we'd played our best line up we might have won"
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #10: Dec 27, 2018 08:24:24 pm
      Four day gap is enough to play our best XI back to back.

      NB: Team no longer available

      Wanted to play Hendo but I don’t know how he and Fab/Gini would work in a trio. Toss up between Keita and Milly in that case and not sure if Jim will be fit.

      Henderson will play against City alongside Fabinho imo with Keita high
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #11: Dec 27, 2018 09:11:24 pm
      Agree with the above posters opinions
      Have to go full Strength
      These next two games are utterly vital to our season
      Beat arse and we keep the momentum going into the must win city game.
      The proposition of being 10 points clear of city after the January 3rd game is monumental.
      Can’t rotate after the city game.
      Have to keep pushing with no excuses
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #12: Dec 27, 2018 09:34:06 pm
      Be inclined to go with Shaq in place of Mane
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #13: Dec 27, 2018 09:38:11 pm
      Be inclined to go with Shaq in place of Mane

      No chance - we need Mane’s pace. Everyone moaning about him but I think he’s been excellent, just needs to up his finishing
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #14: Dec 27, 2018 09:55:32 pm
      No chance - we need Mane’s pace. Everyone moaning about him but I think he’s been excellent, just needs to up his finishing

      He’s doing the hard things easily and making the easy things look difficult.

      Just missing that polish he had in the first couple weeks of the season. Still getting in to perfect positions.
      « Last Edit: Dec 28, 2018 12:41:03 am by crouchinho »
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #15: Dec 27, 2018 10:48:49 pm
      No chance - we need Mane’s pace. Everyone moaning about him but I think he’s been excellent, just needs to up his finishing

      I think we’d benefit as a result. Bring him on in the second half against a tiring Lichsteiner and then start him from the off against City which will be a tougher game. The Arsenal defence doesn’t have pace other than Bellerin, who is injured.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #16: Dec 27, 2018 11:18:49 pm
      Hendo will definitely start at City so Fabinho will definitely start against Arse. Expect Keita to play  as well against Arsenal
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #17: Dec 27, 2018 11:30:23 pm
      Hendo will definitely start at City so Fabinho will definitely start against Arse. Expect Keita to play  as well against Arsenal

      Henderson looks quality, Fabinho looks quality.

      Two top players in top form fighting for a spot in the 11 = superb.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #18: Dec 27, 2018 11:37:43 pm
      Hendo will definitely start at City so Fabinho will definitely start against Arse. Expect Keita to play  as well against Arsenal

      Hendo and Fab looked like the best midfield pairing we have had since Stevie and Xabi. Very different pairing but they worked so well.
      For me, I’d go with Hendo, Fab and Keita vs Arsenal and then I think it could be Hendo, Fab and Gini against City. Can’t see Keita playing both games, not sure he has really shown enough as of yet to be playing both games either, not when the other 3 I mentioned are in such good form. Milly I think is going to miss both games with an injury.

      It’s a good dilemma for Klopp to have now, hopefully Milly will be able to play some part vs City.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #19: Dec 27, 2018 11:44:03 pm
      Henderson looks quality, Fabinho looks quality.

      Two top players in top form fighting for a spot in the 11 = superb.

      Agree . As KK says I thought played well together and saying Keita as it is at home not sure he will be trusted against City and Gini probably return. Good problem to have no doubt and with Milner having a break he may also start if fit.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #20: Dec 28, 2018 01:10:13 am
      Just a reminder that after the City match is FA Cup. Jürgen can rotate all he wants for that one, but will go as strong as possible (not  necessarily meaning the same XI) for these next two colossal encounters.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #21: Dec 28, 2018 05:22:46 am
      Alisson
      TAA-Lovren-VVD-Robbo
      Milner-Fab-Keita
      Salah-Firmino-Mané

      Keita needs to be involved, he'll be gold once he can deliver constantly what he just offered sporadically up to now. Milner is fresh. Fab is fresher than Hendo. Bring Shaq early (~60 min.) for Mané or Firmino.

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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #22: Dec 28, 2018 07:26:54 am
      I don't think it will matter which eleven starts as the whole squad appear to be hungry for success.I am sure Jürgen will have drilled into them the importance of remaining unbeaten and indeed securing the 3 points.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #23: Dec 28, 2018 09:18:56 am
      We all know what happened at the Emirates in our earlier match. Not gonna be easy this.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #24: Dec 28, 2018 09:35:22 am
      Be inclined to go with Shaq in place of Mane

      No way. I want Mane running at an old man in Liechsteiner as much as possible!
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #25: Dec 28, 2018 09:56:01 am
      just watching Robbie Fowler score hatricks against Arsenal one in just over 2 mins or something like that wonder if he is fit?.
      I think the lads will see this as an opportunity to knock Arsenal out of the title race for good and keep the pressure on City and Spurs
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #26: Dec 28, 2018 09:57:04 am
      Need to play strongest side against Arsenal. They are in decent form, well capable of causing an upset.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #27: Dec 28, 2018 09:59:31 am
      Alisson
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      Milner-Fab-Keita
      Salah-Firmino-Mané

      Keita needs to be involved, he'll be gold once he can deliver constantly what he just offered sporadically up to now. Milner is fresh. Fab is fresher than Hendo. Bring Shaq early (~60 min.) for Mané or Firmino.



      Henderson spent a lot of time injured so how is he not fresh?.
      I don't care who starts as long as they play just like every starting 11 this season. They have 4 days to the City game after this so no problems with tiredness plenty of time to recover and go again.
      Think the Crowd are also starting to realise just how important they are and against Newcastle they were brilliant more of the same
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #28: Dec 28, 2018 10:02:19 am
      This is the one that worries me the most, more than the Citeh game. Their front three are really good. I would prefer to win but a draw would not be a bad result.

      I go for 2-1 to the redmen.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #29: Dec 28, 2018 10:02:38 am
      Need to play strongest side against Arsenal. They are in decent form, well capable of causing an upset.

      Don't think we have a strongest side anymore we have possibly 16 or 17 players who could be classed as being part of the strongest team.

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