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      Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm

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      Harrisimo
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #120: Jan 30, 2019 12:28:08 pm
      When the basking in the Newcastle/Rafa sunshine subsides we will still be faced with beating Leicester City, a fine team and a genuine team and club. They are a well organised team with a clever manager. We will have to be 100% on our game.

      They have pace,I've warned against their smash & grab tactics, so it's vital that we don't give away possession when pressing them. I expect we will have enough to beat them but I wouldn't be surprised if it goes down to the wire.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #121: Jan 30, 2019 12:45:11 pm
      Leicester, West Ham and Palace, are those Jekyll and Hyde sides.  Got a good sprinkling of decent/very decent players who's results are generally dictated by how arsed their players are feeling on a particular night.

      So fingers crossed they don't fancy it.

      More importantly though it's a good test for Liverpool's mental resolve, which has been unquestionable so far this season.  A ruthless title winning team goes out tonight and goes seven points clear.  Still loads of games to go obviously but you get the feeling that tonight is a test of how big our players balls are.

      I've warned against their smash & grab tactics

      I'm sure Leicester City 2-1 Man City on boxing day is ample enough warning already for the players.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #122: Jan 30, 2019 12:50:44 pm
      Just win! I honestly don't care how.

      But I'm prepared even for the worst. Even if we fail to win here, we're still very much in the leading position to win the title. I've never been so confident in a Liverpool team though, and I'll again watch us play tonight with every faith that we'll find a way to win.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #123: Jan 30, 2019 01:01:47 pm
      Just raise the roof tonight...

      I’ve got a feeling the boys are going to be very professional & electric tonight..

      3-0.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #124: Jan 30, 2019 01:03:49 pm
      This game just got even bigger.

      We can really strike a blow by winning tonight, 7 points and could be 10 by the time they play again I think.

      Do it lads just do it.



      Know where your at mate but the game is no bigger than it was before Toon V City, we would still need to win regardless of last night's result,
      It will of course be fantastic if we were to extend our lead but just say we didn't,  it would feel like a disappointment and probably give City fans a bit of a boner,

      I think we should just treat it as normal aa possible without the bells & whistles, as with every game thereafter,
      Jürgen will tell the lads that winning this game simply means its one less we need to worry about,  we fans see it differently obviously,
      I think winning tonight will give us a little breathing space and increase the doubt in the psyche of City minds,and win we will,
      C'MON REDMEN  !!!



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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #125: Jan 30, 2019 01:21:33 pm
      Nothing has changed since the Citeh win,  We must win this game to capitalise on their loss.

      Citeh have never really been in this position before of having to chase a team, hope they lose and win all theirs.  They are usually out in front.  They feel a different type of pressure altogether!! (airplane jokes welcome)

      Will be interesting to see how they cope.

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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #126: Jan 30, 2019 01:36:00 pm
      We need this to win desperately tonight to go 7 clear.
      The main reason, apart from the obvious, is when chasing a side with a points margin as big as 7, you know you probably have to win all your remaining games.
      That in itself is a huge pressure, whoever you are.
      In that situation, on the field, every little mistake, missed tackle, miss placed pass, shots off target etc.
      All these normally minor things will be hugely magnified. The anxiety levels will rise, tension sets in, the mistakes become more frequent because of that, and you will feel like you’re playing in lead boots !
      Adrenalin will be pumping from the start of each game, be overloaded, and by 65-70 mins in, its Adrenalin come down and you’ll be absolutely shattered.
      I’m sure City will be fu**ed if we win tonight. And we can continue game to game, same tempo, same solid defending, and same undefeated bar 1 for the second half of the season as well.
      3:1 tonight I think, although a clean sheet would be nice.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #127: Jan 30, 2019 01:36:13 pm
      On the VVD front. I wouldn't risk him if he isn't 100%. If he plays and he's a bit off Vardy could profit. But also if he's not fully fit. holding off slightly can cause injury. I know some will say a 90% VVD is still better than the others, possible true but I still wouldn't risk it given we will need a fully 100% fit VVD for battles to come.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #128: Jan 30, 2019 01:56:53 pm
      On the VVD front. I wouldn't risk him if he isn't 100%. If he plays and he's a bit off Vardy could profit. But also if he's not fully fit. holding off slightly can cause injury. I know some will say a 90% VVD is still better than the others, possible true but I still wouldn't risk it given we will need a fully 100% fit VVD for battles to come.

      He's only been a bit ill mate, it's not like he's had a knock.
      If he's fully recovered, he'll be on it.
      A couple of days training missed at this stage of the season won't affect him much.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #129: Jan 30, 2019 02:03:21 pm
      Nothing has changed since the Citeh win,  We must win this game to capitalise on their loss.

      Citeh have never really been in this position before of having to chase a team, hope they lose and win all theirs.  They are usually out in front.  They feel a different type of pressure altogether!! (airplane jokes welcome)

      Will be interesting to see how they cope.

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      Erm 2014?! They chased us down mate and won it.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #130: Jan 30, 2019 02:13:07 pm
      Our defenders must stay close to vardy, he's a goal poacher and we must not let him go out of sight even for a second. Our front line must do the job and get the ball as far as possible from our defenders. That will do. A 1-0 or 2-1 is good enough for me and a small step nearer to our ultimate goal. Hope the boys do not dwell too much on City's defeat to Newcastle but focus 100% on this match. Hope our supporters will roar us to another victory. We must weather the storm at least in the next 2 games and if we could do that we will be a very favorable situation when our players out injured return to the team.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #131: Jan 30, 2019 02:13:17 pm
      He's only been a bit ill mate, it's not like he's had a knock.
      If he's fully recovered, he'll be on it.
      A couple of days training missed at this stage of the season won't affect him much.

      Have heard he's been ill. And in one sense playing while still recovering from illness is still difficult. Energy drains away much quicker. His fitness levels shouldn't be affected but energy levels are different. See how it pans out.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #132: Jan 30, 2019 02:15:36 pm
      Unless Virgil is throwing his guts up or in a hospital bed, good luck to anyone that tries ruling him out of the game due to illness.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #133: Jan 30, 2019 02:18:33 pm
      Unless Virgil is throwing his guts up or in a hospital bed, good luck to anyone that tries ruling him out of the game due to illness.

      Exactly - he’ll be buzzing to get out there to throw himself about. We need him 100%!
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #134: Jan 30, 2019 02:25:02 pm
      Our defenders must stay close to vardy, he's a goal poacher and we must not let him go out of sight even for a second. Our front line must do the job and get the ball as far as possible from our defenders. That will do. A 1-0 or 2-1 is good enough for me and a small step nearer to our ultimate goal. Hope the boys do not dwell too much on City's defeat to Newcastle but focus 100% on this match. Hope our supporters will roar us to another victory. We must weather the storm at least in the next 2 games and if we could do that we will be a very favorable situation when our players out injured return to the team.

      Yeah good post. Vardy is a great example of self believe. Didn't really come to the fore till he was about 25 when Leicester bought him from Fleetwood Town. He actually holds the record for most consecutive goals, scoring in 11 games on the trot.

      He's 32 now but still has pace.Stronger than he looks, give him half a chance and he can run you down, bit like Coyote the Road-Runner..have to watch him closely.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #135: Jan 30, 2019 02:30:56 pm
      Anyone wants Dejan starting with Virgil tonight? Up against Jamie
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      Reply #136: Jan 30, 2019 02:38:29 pm
      Unless Virgil is throwing his guts up or in a hospital bed, good luck to anyone that tries ruling him out of the game due to illness.

      Latest I read from yesterday was that he has cleared his illness and is expected to be fit.

      Going to be a cold one tonight. 20 degrees.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #137: Jan 30, 2019 03:00:31 pm
      Last night's game or the significance of tonight's to the table won't even be mentioned pregame. It will be all about assignments, roles, duties, instructions re opposition players, reiteration of set piece duties, etc. Thinking of "what it would mean" is just pointless distraction for the team. Time for cold-blooded killers.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #138: Jan 30, 2019 03:02:26 pm
      It would be good momentum builder for us to pick up 3 points tonight, end the month 7 points clear like we were at the beginning of the month. As many pointed out January hasn't been a great month for Klopp and to come out of it in such a position dealing with all the injury issues we been having would be great.

      As far as the line-up I would be incline to have Shaqiri in the starting line-up tonight and start Naby on Monday vs West Ham (in a 3 man mid-field). I would have Matip back alongside VvD and Fabinho at RB.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #139: Jan 30, 2019 03:04:13 pm
      Not bad... Me can stir media sh*te too. But of much better quality...

      Ruthcity fires Bobby Firmino warning ahead of Leicester City clash
      Bear in mind that it's an evening match. Bobby is usually on top form when he plays at night. His best performances have often come at night.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #140: Jan 30, 2019 03:49:20 pm
      Because everyone wants to see 4th-position Chelsea.....
       

      The game is still not big enough over here for this kinda nonsense.In a city the size of Boston i can find less than half a dozen pubs that have the gold package,yep my local fu**ed up by not getting it in.But i ain't going out to one of the supporters club bars to watch.Ya kinda wonder how many casual or big game watchers ain't gonna bother cos it's on gold.F**k NBC again.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #141: Jan 30, 2019 04:07:19 pm
      Erm 2014?! They chased us down mate and won it.

      no not really, they had games in hand I think. I'm not sure we were ever really ahead of them, or if we were it was not by much.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #142: Jan 30, 2019 04:08:10 pm
      If the lads are focussed an dup for this then we'll win it easily I think, if they aren't it could get tricky but I'm sure Klopp will get them into the correct frame of mind.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #143: Jan 30, 2019 04:17:23 pm
      no not really, they had games in hand I think. I'm not sure we were ever really ahead of them, or if we were it was not by much.

      What? We were 3 points clear if they won their games in hand.

      We lost to Chelsea and drew to Palace = title gone
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #144: Jan 30, 2019 04:18:26 pm
       

      The game is still not big enough over here for this kinda nonsense.In a city the size of Boston i can find less than half a dozen pubs that have the gold package,yep my local fu**ed up by not getting it in.But i ain't going out to one of the supporters club bars to watch.Ya kinda wonder how many casual or big game watchers ain't gonna bother cos it's on gold.F**k NBC again.

      Can you get out to see it or are y'all snowed in?  Believe yup got some bad snow in the US right now,
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #145: Jan 30, 2019 04:21:35 pm
      When the basking in the Newcastle/Rafa sunshine subsides we will still be faced with beating Leicester City, a fine team and a genuine team and club. They are a well organised team with a clever manager. We will have to be 100% on our game.

      They have pace,I've warned against their smash & grab tactics, so it's vital that we don't give away possession when pressing them. I expect we will have enough to beat them but I wouldn't be surprised if it goes down to the wire.

      Been sh*te the last few weeks, three points for the reds!!

      Win tonight would be f**king massive.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #146: Jan 30, 2019 04:23:53 pm
      What? We were 3 points clear if they won their games in hand.

      We lost to Chelsea and drew to Palace = title gone

      yup, we dropped 5 points and let them in. :-(

      Both games were so frustrating.

      We were hammering palace, then nerves set in.

      And Cheatski did the usual park the bus and punished our mistakes.

      small margins can change everything so quickly.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #147: Jan 30, 2019 04:29:36 pm
      Can you get out to see it or are y'all snowed in?  Believe yup got some bad snow in the US right now,
       

      Nah it's alright just a light dusting of snow.More i don't wanna go to the bars that have the game cos they are connected to supporters groups,would like a neutral bar but don't know one.
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #148: Jan 30, 2019 04:34:24 pm
      Nice cold evening, perfect conditions to stand and sing from start to finish even if it's just to keep warm and roar the redmen on to victory.

      Let's f**king tw*t 'em
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      Re: Pre Match : Liverpool v Leicester: 30th Jan, 20.00pm
      Reply #149: Jan 30, 2019 04:35:08 pm
      yup, we dropped 5 points and let them in. :-(

      Both games were so frustrating.

      We were hammering palace, then nerves set in.

      And Cheatski did the usual park the bus and punished our mistakes.

      small margins can change everything so quickly.

      Yeah I remember both games. Palace was just so damned cruel and Chelsea was naive as I think a draw would have been fine in that game. Slightly naive tactics from Brendan at the time but hindsight and all that, it was still a hell of a ride though.

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