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      Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)

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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #30: Jan 09, 2019 10:16:02 am
      As much as I hope you're right, I think City will rip them apart winning by 2 or more.

      This match with Brighton is the sternest test of our title credentials this season, in light of recent defeats.  All eyes are on us with most (non-Liverpool fans) willing us to drop points and crumble.
      Now is the time to put in a big performance and get a solid win to get our campaign firmly back on track and lay down a marker in the first of 5 must-win games.

      Despite a poor showing on Monday, I'd start with Shaq behind the front the 3, as he's always effective against the lesser (outside top-6) sides.

      Saturday can't come quickly enough!
      yeah right..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #31: Jan 09, 2019 11:31:51 am
      yeah right... What???
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #32: Jan 09, 2019 11:35:19 am
      Field strongest team possible, only one object in mind, a win and collect all three points.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #33: Jan 09, 2019 11:38:35 am
      As much as I hope you're right, I think City will rip them apart winning by 2 or more.

      This match with Brighton is the sternest test of our title credentials this season, in light of recent defeats.  All eyes are on us with most (non-Liverpool fans) willing us to drop points and crumble.
      Now is the time to put in a big performance and get a solid win to get our campaign firmly back on track and lay down a marker in the first of 5 must-win games.

      Despite a poor showing on Monday, I'd start with Shaq behind the front the 3, as he's always effective against the lesser (outside top-6) sides.

      Saturday can't come quickly enough!

      I'm not sure about Citeh v Wolves, it depends a bit on what team Pep goes with tonight, I suspect he'll play quite a strong team tonight to put the tie to bed, that is one extra game for the main players and Wolves are more than capable of harassing the hell out of Citeh who will have 2 extra days rest before the match. I still see Citeh as being a bit vulnerable at the back so if a team has a go at them, which Wolves will, then they are beatable.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #34: Jan 09, 2019 11:40:15 am
      You posted that Brighton are the sternest test so far. That's clearly not true. Wolves are a good team and we fielded junk players, Mignolet and Moreno.
      FA cup was like a pre season game for us, so how is Brighton a sternest test so far?

      People act like we have our tails between our legs or something.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #35: Jan 09, 2019 11:48:50 am
      You posted that Brighton are the sternest test so far. That's clearly not true. Wolves are a good team and we fielded junk players, Mignolet and Moreno.
      FA cup was like a pre season game for us, so how is Brighton a sternest test so far?

      People act like we have our tails between our legs or something.

      I agree, Citeh was obviously the toughest match and a match we could have easily drawn or even won with a bit more luck on our side.

      If we have ambitions of winning the league then we really should be able to beat a Brighton side which has been a bit hot and cold recently. If our players are fired up for it, and there is no excuse not to be, then we win. The good thing is that the majority of the players should be fully rested now and rearing to go.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #36: Jan 09, 2019 12:39:28 pm
      You posted that Brighton are the sternest test so far. That's clearly not true. Wolves are a good team and we fielded junk players, Mignolet and Moreno.
      FA cup was like a pre season game for us, so how is Brighton a sternest test so far?

      People act like we have our tails between our legs or something.
      Because we've just our first league game of the season (albeit lost to City), followed by another defeat (weakened team, etc.).  It's a stern test because we HAVE to win to get back on track.  There's pressure on to see how we react to the defeat/s.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #37: Jan 09, 2019 01:17:07 pm
      Right now is must be safety first and put Fab at centre back.  This game is a must win.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #38: Jan 09, 2019 01:28:24 pm
      Had a dream we drew 5-5, after coming back from 5-2 down.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #39: Jan 09, 2019 01:35:05 pm
      Sad thing bitters and scum bend over city let them win, so that two games city going win l feel like going have win most games we can afford lose two at most but l think we fell short again we fhish second we still need 3 or 4 top players in team makes us premier league winners think if don't win these year league think next year last chance because boss and couple best players salah and mane move on Barcelona or real Madrid even boss msy feel he can't bring team any further winning league is very important for club in lots ways these year or next
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #40: Jan 09, 2019 01:42:27 pm
      Because we've just our first league game of the season (albeit lost to City), followed by another defeat (weakened team, etc.).  It's a stern test because we HAVE to win to get back on track.  There's pressure on to see how we react to the defeat/s.

      So you don't rank how stern a game is by the quality of the opposition, just by the timing, ok interesting, not sure I agree but it may well be a slight factor.
      Having said that the FA Cup defeat will have zero effect on the team, nor should the Citeh game which was a very narrow defeat to a superb team who were super motivated, almost desperate to win.

      I fully expect the team to come out all guns blazing against Brighton, get a good solid result and send a message to Spurs and Citeh that normal service is resumed, we aren't going anywhere!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #41: Jan 09, 2019 01:43:53 pm
      Had a dream we drew 5-5, after coming back from 5-2 down.

      Have Brighton ever scored 5 goals in a game??

      I honestly think that if we can get a nice early goal we walk this and improve our GD.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #42: Jan 09, 2019 03:12:47 pm
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #43: Jan 09, 2019 03:14:27 pm

      Make it 4222 and I reckon that's bang on.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #44: Jan 09, 2019 04:07:01 pm
      Make it 4222 and I reckon that's bang on.
      The 4222 bangs on a lot, it is the most banging formation.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #45: Jan 09, 2019 05:22:10 pm
      Nervous for this one
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #46: Jan 09, 2019 05:35:43 pm
      Make it 4222 and I reckon that's bang on.

      Our line-up is fluid with those players so no worries!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #47: Jan 09, 2019 06:32:55 pm
      Back to work.

      While they sleep, we grind. Another opportunity to go 7 points clear before City play on Monday.

      The condundrum of who plays centre back, I'll bet that Henderson won't, instead it'll be Fabinho and VVD. Wouldn't risk Ki-Jana against Brighton personally, unless Klopp makes the call to throw him in. He was class against Wolves, though.

      Mind games have already started from Brighton. Let's not f**k about and bang a few in early, momentum back in our favour with all the pressure on City again.

      Whispering in their ears "4 points.... 4 points... 7 points clear." 👂
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #48: Jan 09, 2019 06:36:50 pm
      Back to work.

      While they sleep, we grind. Another opportunity to go 7 points clear before City play on Monday.

      The condundrum of who plays centre back, I'll bet that Henderson won't, instead it'll be Fabinho and VVD. Wouldn't risk Ki-Jana against Brighton personally, unless Klopp makes the call to throw him in. He was class against Wolves, though.

      Mind games have already started from Brighton. Let's not f**k about and bang a few in early, momentum back in our favour with all the pressure on City again.

      Whispering in their ears "4 points.... 4 points... 7 points clear." 👂


      What mind games ?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #49: Jan 09, 2019 06:58:55 pm

      Just found the source, mid-afternoon Twitter scrolling in work and it's an article from This is Anfield.

      Apologies.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #50: Jan 09, 2019 07:28:32 pm
      Had a dream we drew 5-5, after coming back from 5-2 down.

      I dreamt I took a Math exam and turned in a blank paper. Then I checked my score and got an A. Then the professor, who was smoking hot, took me iinto her office and banged me.

      I like my dream way better than yours.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #51: Jan 09, 2019 07:47:40 pm
      I dreamt I took a Math exam and turned in a blank paper. Then I checked my score and got an A. Then the professor, who was smoking hot, took me iinto her office and banged me.

      I like my dream way better than yours.

      Not if your maths teacher looked anything like the ones I had.

      EDIT: ah she was hot. I need to drink coffee before I post.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #52: Jan 09, 2019 08:01:59 pm
      I dreamt I took a Math exam and turned in a blank paper. Then I checked my score and got an A. Then the professor, who was smoking hot, took me iinto her office and banged me.

      I like my dream way better than yours.
      Yeah but at least I woke up relieved rather than disappointed.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #53: Jan 09, 2019 08:30:36 pm
      We need to bounce back from 2 disappointing defeats in a row and I’m confident we’ll do it in style.

      I’m not concerned about who starts alongside VVD, as typically in these games we are not under any real pressure at the back.

      Going for a lovely 5-0 to start off our next unbeaten run.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #54: Jan 09, 2019 08:35:57 pm
      We need to bounce back from 2 disappointing defeats in a row and I’m confident we’ll do it in style.

      I’m not concerned about who starts alongside VVD, as typically in these games we are not under any real pressure at the back.

      Going for a lovely 5-0 to start off our next unbeaten run.
      I don't think motivation is going to be a problem for Brighton. Most players have had a break and its a chance to get the points on the board before City and lets not forget Spurs play....5-0 would be quite a statement though
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #55: Jan 09, 2019 09:19:31 pm
      I don't think motivation is going to be a problem for Brighton. Most players have had a break and its a chance to get the points on the board before City and lets not forget Spurs play....5-0 would be quite a statement though

      The more I think of it, we have nothing to worry about here. the group that has lost one league game, a nail-biter by the hair of our collective chin at City,  will not struggle to beat Brighton. We might even be a bit more motivated than usual.

      This is a really good football team we support.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #56: Jan 09, 2019 09:24:11 pm
      Worth noting that Brighton are without their first-choice keeper, Mat Ryan, who’s away for international duty at the Asian Cup. Button played for only the 2nd time in the Premier League in his career in the 2-2 draw against West Ham.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #57: Jan 09, 2019 09:26:49 pm
      Worth noting that Brighton are without their first-choice keeper, Mat Ryan, who’s away for international duty at the Asian Cup. Button played for only the 2nd time in the Premier League in his career in the 2-2 draw against West Ham.

      Cue that goalie having the game of his career then! :-)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #58: Jan 09, 2019 09:30:29 pm
      The more I think of it, we have nothing to worry about here. the group that has lost one league game, a nail-biter by the hair of our collective chin at City,  will not struggle to beat Brighton. We might even be a bit more motivated than usual.

      This is a really good football team we support.

      exceptional team with an even more exceptional manager you only had to see how utterly desperate City were to beat us to realise how much they and the rest now fear us
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      Re: Pre-Match: Brighton V Liverpool (12/01/19 - 15:00)
      Reply #59: Jan 09, 2019 09:42:45 pm
      Get back on the front foot, put out Shaq instead of Milner and make a statement we're not dicking around:

               Allison
      TAA Fabinho  VVD  Robbo
             Hendo Gini
      Shaq   Firmino    Mane
                Salah

      Important game - we really need to get back to winning ways.
      Put the pressure on Citeh [and Spuds] again.

      Think we'll be well up for this one after 2 losses.

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