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      Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO

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      waltonl4
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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
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      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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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #30: Dec 28, 2018 11:20:15 am
      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.


      You are probably right, with such a strong bench, with a couple of seemingly tough games ahead, need to focus on not dropping points, to Man City or outsiders Arsenal.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #31: Dec 28, 2018 11:43:34 am
      Seen Arsenal's last 3 or 4 games.

      Not been too impressed by them, TBH. Saying that though, they'll put on a performance against us! It'll be a tough game no matter what.

      The problem in our last fixture away, was that 4-3-3 did not work. They passed the ball around the midfield and looked more expressive, I don't see them getting as much freedom under our steadfast 4-2-3-1 formation. Would be inclined to stick with Henderson/Fabinho sitting deep. Usual back four, usual front four.

      Do not rate their keeper Leno. Genuinely think Karius  had a rougher time compared for making less mistakes, before the unforgettable ones. Here's to hoping he doesn't have a Worldie!
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #32: Dec 28, 2018 12:55:57 pm
      Think Keita-Hendo-Milner will start at the Etihad, (Keita, Mane attacking Walker who has been sh*te recently and Milner offering cover on the right for TAA against Sane - ok, jumping too far ahead)

      So, thinking Jürgen will field a 4-2-3-1 here with Gini, Fab double-6 (this combo has been really good) and Shaq to join the front 3. Bobby would probably be heavily involved in midfield battles, trying to take Torreira out of the game.

      Emery has a new found love to start with 3 DMs (Xhaka, Guendouzi and Torreira). They'll probably line up in a 4-3-3, with Maitland-Niles and Kolasinac as full backs and Iwobi-Auba-Lacazette as front-3, with Kolasinac, Iwobi & Auba trying to disrupt the TAA-Lovren axis like PSG did, unless we play Clyne and give TAA a breather for the Etihad game.

      A tricky game this! Expecting Mane to play a crucial role and exploit their right side. Same scoreline as last March's game. 3-1!
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #33: Dec 28, 2018 02:37:54 pm
      just in case a few of us are still a bit apprehensive just a quick calculation gives us over 90 points for our last 38 league games so this season is not a fluke even Emery (not Dick) commented on how we have evolved season upon season under Jürgen and that this is how he sees Arsenal.
      FFS we have got some side here all we have to do as fans is get behind Jürgen and the lads 100% and we can do this.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #34: Dec 28, 2018 02:39:37 pm
      You are probably right, with such a strong bench, with a couple of seemingly tough games ahead, need to focus on not dropping points, to Man City or outsiders Arsenal.

      PHil Babb not my favourite player commented on how luck the back four are to have the midfielders we have playing in front of them
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #35: Dec 28, 2018 02:46:08 pm
      Not posting a line up, because only midfield doesn't choose itself now, we have so many correct options now as well. Although I'd consider dropping Mane for Shaqiri up top.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #36: Dec 28, 2018 02:51:58 pm
      Charlie C**t  George.  '71

      Michael T**t Thomas   '89

      Paul Wino Merson.      Whenever.

      They are always enough motivation for me to want to beat the Arse.


      Of course Unai Emery .... May 2016  Europa Final v Seville as well.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #37: Dec 28, 2018 02:53:50 pm
      Dont want to sound smug but we should be beating Arsenal at home.

      They still make errors at the back and we should have enough ball to make enough chances to force those errors
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #38: Dec 28, 2018 02:58:59 pm
      Charlie C**t  George.  '71

      Michael T**t Thomas   '89

      Paul Wino Merson.      Whenever.

      They are always enough motivation for me to want to beat the Arse.


      Of course Unai Emery .... May 2016  Europa Final v Seville as well.

      Charlie George broke my heart we were much the better team and Steve Heighway's goal should have been the winner
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #39: Dec 28, 2018 03:02:51 pm
      PHil Babb not my favourite player commented on how luck the back four are to have the midfielders we have playing in front of them
      So they wont move out of the way when Cantona strikes the ball in a Cup final? Sorry for off-topic, old grudges die hard.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #40: Dec 28, 2018 03:04:08 pm
      So they wont move out of the way when Cantona strikes the ball in a Cup final? Sorry for off-topic, old grudges die hard.

      Not this lot ( and I was at Wembley that awful day) this lot will die for each other
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #41: Dec 28, 2018 03:20:52 pm
      Not this lot ( and I was at Wembley that awful day) this lot will die for each other

      Milner ruled out for Saturday, per Klopp presser.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #42: Dec 28, 2018 03:31:31 pm
      I think you will see two or three changes to the side but based on the fact we never rotated much vs Newcastle I doubt playing a much better Arsenal side he will look to do that. As far as the game goes we will get our fair share of chances so if we can find scoring boots early we can get the three point.

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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #43: Dec 28, 2018 03:33:20 pm
      right now on LFC TV "when we were Kings" Kenny and Souness talking about their successes together. If you want to show the lads what its like to be a true legend and how the City repays them they should watch this its just incredibly emotional for us older supporters. Make me want this lot to win even more
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #44: Dec 28, 2018 03:46:39 pm
      Joe Fagan's last words before the 84 European Cup Final "don't be late for the bus". Team spirit is everything for a winning side and I honestly believe this squad more than any other since the mid 80's has this we are so close to realising our dream
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #45: Dec 28, 2018 03:46:58 pm
      Charlie C**t  George.  '71

      Michael T**t Thomas   '89

      Paul Wino Merson.      Whenever.

      They are always enough motivation for me to want to beat the Arse.   



      Of course Unai Emery .... May 2016  Europa Final v Seville as well.   



           

      That league cup back in 85'86 when Rushie scored first...some real gobs***e arse fans in Boston...
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #46: Dec 28, 2018 03:48:10 pm
      Hendo was at his best at no.8 (I means the way he play not the fixed position) last game so I think he should start this game. His problem is only negative passes and last game he not do it that's why he has a good game. When fully fit and in good form he is important part of this team.

      I prefer Shaq start too but this game we need combative there and best cover for both flanks so Fab+Hendo+Naby/Gini is more likely.

      That Auba guy and Lacasette are very dangerous so I don't expect a clean sheet but confident we win this.  COYR :scarf:
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      Reply #47: Dec 28, 2018 08:20:22 pm
      A tough match, but I expect a 3-1 win, as Arsenal defense is just too bad for us.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #48: Dec 28, 2018 08:48:57 pm
      Jürgen put it out there, need the players to stay angry/hungry - even though 2 wins clear, still a great quote.
      The rotation is working well, players must be enjoying it, especially guys coming in who might not be first XI - they're contributing and the lads look really happy and motivated.
      Great to have real competition for places, apart from CB where we can't really afford to loose another guy there.

      Arsenal not getting the results they were a few games back - don't want to jinx things, but maybe not the worst time to be playing Arse/City!?!
      Another 3 points lads would do nicely going on to the Emptyhad.
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      Re: Liverpool v Arsenal Sat 29th Dec 17:30 KO
      Reply #49: Dec 28, 2018 10:19:13 pm
      I just don't think we have it in us to play with complacency.
      We've been ripping teams apart straight from the kick off.
      Our domination in possession has starved EVERY team we play of oxygen.

      I see no difference against Arsenal.
      They were sh*t against Southampton and sh*t against Brighton and we will make them look sh*t again tomorrow.

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