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      Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Feb 11, 2019 11:18:10 am




      Manuel Neuer on why Bayern Munich don’t fear ‘special’ Anfield ahead of Liverpool Champions League clash

      Manuel Neuer believes Bayern Munich have nothing to fear from Anfield ahead of their Champions League clash with Liverpool later this month.

      ‘Famous Anfield European nights’ are part and parcel of the Reds’ illustrious, continental history with many a side falling foul to the special atmosphere built for such occasions.

      In Jürgen Klopp’s time on the red half of Merseyside alone, Liverpool have memorably seen off the threat of the likes of AS Roma, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund in front of their home fans.

      Prior to this season’s round-of-16 tie, Bayern Munich remained the only major European giant not to have faced off against the Reds since they first competed in the Champions League in 2001/02.

      And while Bayern’s players are well aware of Liverpool’s European pedigree, Neuer is looking forward to his first taste of Anfield and confident the Bavarians can produce a famous European night of their own.

      "We have heard a lot about the atmosphere in the stadium,” he told ESPN. “Everyone who watches football knows it's special, and I think they will be two great games.

      "For us, the Champions League is very important. It is a knockout tie, two finals. We are happy to play in their stadium.

      "It's the first game for me at Anfield. I'm looking forward to playing there.
      "Hopefully, it will be great night for us. But it depends on the result, of course."

      Meanwhile, team-mate James Rodriguez is also confident of Bayern progressing in the competition at Liverpool's expense.
      "I'm very much looking forward to facing Liverpool," he told Bild. "You can't make mistakes in these games.

      "I think we can cause Liverpool problems. We have a team that can go through if it goes well."

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      Looking forward to this one very much. I have every confidence in our lads, the boss and all of you Reds going to Anfield on the night to make it another one to remember.

      Can't come soon enough! Come on you Reds!
      « Last Edit: Feb 11, 2019 12:30:43 pm by KateMKD_Red »
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      Re: Pre - Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #1: Feb 11, 2019 11:42:43 am
      Massive game against a massive team. Two giants of European football coming together for a slugging match.

      Anfield will be f**king buzzing and rightly so.

      Can’t f**king wait to watch this.
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      Re: Pre - Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #2: Feb 11, 2019 12:17:00 pm
      Looks like a cb partnership of fab and matip, reckon hendo will come in for fab
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      Re: Pre - Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #3: Feb 11, 2019 12:17:14 pm
      Nice break from the pressures of the title race.

      Let the hair down and nail these before we travel to OT and batter the Mancs!
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      Re: Pre - Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #4: Feb 11, 2019 12:20:09 pm
      Hard to beat the CL for one off nights, atmosphere will be brilliant, and the football usually lives up to the occasion. Hearing the CL anthem and YNWA sung out, it's emotional stuff.

      Can't imagine Jürgen will have too much problem motivating the players, the noise and seeing Munich line up should handle a lot of that. Would expect them to come out of the blocks like Ben Johnson on twice his meds.  Absolutely can't wait for this, and great to be going into it off the back of a good performance.

      Should be yet another cracking CL game ...
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #5: Feb 11, 2019 12:51:41 pm
      I guess Neuer is back.

      Looks like a cb partnership of fab and matip, reckon hendo will come in for fab

      Lovren 100% won't be fit? :(
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      Reply #6: Feb 11, 2019 03:39:52 pm
      I guess Neuer is back.

      Lovren 100% won't be fit? :(


      Unless they are going to lourdes for their warm weather training
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #7: Feb 11, 2019 04:47:04 pm
      NB: Team no longer available
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #8: Feb 11, 2019 04:48:14 pm

      No gini ?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #9: Feb 11, 2019 05:02:34 pm

      Guess he doesn't have a lamp?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #10: Feb 11, 2019 05:06:10 pm

      Or he's shat out his internal organs
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #11: Feb 11, 2019 05:16:36 pm
      Nice break from the pressures of the title race.

      Let the hair down and nail these before we travel to OT and batter the Mancs!

      I’ll take a repeat of the last time we played a European power house, and then went to the mancs , take a bow Dossena .
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #12: Feb 11, 2019 05:24:14 pm

      I love him but I want him to be fresh for Manure/League. Keita is experienced player who knows them enough.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #13: Feb 11, 2019 05:40:17 pm
      Wijnaldum all day 1000%
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #14: Feb 11, 2019 05:48:35 pm

      Strongest available team for me
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #15: Feb 11, 2019 06:09:05 pm
      We're playing Tuesday night and Sunday night, so should be okay in terms of fitness. Watford at Home the following Wednesday is where we might shake things up a bit.

      Against Bayern:

      Mane-Bobby-Mo
      Keita-Hendo-Gini
      Robbo-Fab-Matip-Trent
      Alisson

      Against United:

      Mane-Bobby-Mo
      Gini-Fab-Milner
      Robbo-Virgil-Lov?-Trent
      Alisson
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #16: Feb 11, 2019 06:11:14 pm

      I think this will be the midfield vs Bayern, but wouldn't be against Milner coming in for Keita as long as we counter press the fuckers like there's no tomorrow.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #17: Feb 11, 2019 06:20:33 pm
             Allisson
      TAA VVD Matip Robbo
         Gini Fab Keita
      Mane Firmino Salah

      Would keep the team that played well against Bouremouth, though with TAA if fit.
      Home leg, need to put up some scores.
      Get ahead and bring guys off if needed then for the PL match following.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #18: Feb 11, 2019 06:32:24 pm
             Allisson
      TAA VVD Matip Robbo
         Gini Fab Keita
      Mane Firmino Salah

      Would keep the team that played well against Bouremouth, though with TAA if fit.
      Home leg, need to put up some scores.
      Get ahead and bring guys off if needed then for the PL match following.


      VVD is banned for the first leg mate.
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      Reply #19: Feb 11, 2019 06:45:39 pm
      VVD is banned for the first leg mate.

      Ah sh*te
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #20: Feb 11, 2019 06:53:00 pm
      Torn on this because I don't feel we have the quality at the back anymore to win the competition so I'm thinking why bother, just focus on the league... then I'm thinking at the same time it's such a prestigious cup we should go full strength. I'm arguing with my self on this one.
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      Reply #21: Feb 11, 2019 07:01:13 pm
      Torn on this because I don't feel we have the quality at the back anymore to win the competition so I'm thinking why bother, just focus on the league... then I'm thinking at the same time it's such a prestigious cup we should go full strength. I'm arguing with my self on this one.

      What do you mean focus on the league - play second string against Bayern? That would be ridiculous if you ask me
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      Reply #22: Feb 11, 2019 07:03:45 pm
      Torn on this because I don't feel we have the quality at the back anymore to win the competition so I'm thinking why bother, just focus on the league... then I'm thinking at the same time it's such a prestigious cup we should go full strength. I'm arguing with my self on this one.

      We got to the final with pretty much the same back 4 and migs in goal
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #23: Feb 11, 2019 07:32:59 pm
                               Alisson
            Trent  Hoever  Matip  Robertson
                               Fabinho
                         Gini          Keita
                  Salah     Firmino     Mane

      We got f**k all to lose in this first of a two leg tie, and without our main man at the back, whoever we play at the back we are considerably weaker without the big fella, so I'd put my faith in youth and play Hoever in his favourite position,  Fabinho is a midfielder and not a CB, and playing him there with Matip further weakens the side especially in midfield,  Henderson at RB or CB a definite No no, and a Fabinho,  Gini & Keita is our best midfield trio, imo,

      If you look at that X1, there's not one player playing out of position  ?

      Your probably saying I've f***in lost it, but BM  are not the side of old and it is over two legs which i would always favour us against anyone,

      I don't want to be disrespectful to the CL, but for me for this season in particular we should be putting all our eggs in the title winning basket,  of course getting through would be fantastic but going out could give us a massive shot in the arm playing only once a week,  in the title run in, going out at this stage would not be the end of the world would it ?

      Yes its a gamble, but so is playing players out of position and so is weakening your midfield  !

      2-1 Mighty Redmen


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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #24: Feb 11, 2019 07:48:57 pm
                               

      We got f**k all to lose in this first of a two leg tie, and without our main man at the back, whoever we play at the back we are considerably weaker without the big fella, so I'd put my faith in youth and play Hoever in his favourite position




      We have got somthing to lose. No use gambling on playing a kid in Hoever. He looks promising and could become a beast but you risk losing goals to a hugely experienced side who will no doubt be looking to ask questions of a 17 year old lad at the heart of our defence.

      Plus you risk destroying the lads confidence. Throwing him in at the deep end in a huge game is not the answer for me, not good for him or or the team in my opinion.

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      Reply #25: Feb 11, 2019 07:59:51 pm
      We have got somthing to lose. No use gambling on playing a kid in Hoever. He looks promising and could become a beast but you risk losing goals to a hugely experienced side who will no doubt be looking to ask questions of a 17 year old lad at the heart of our defence.

      Plus you risk destroying the lads confidence. Throwing him in at the deep end in a huge game is not the answer for me, not good for him or or the team in my opinion.




      Fairy muff mate,  each to their own and all that, but for me the lad is good enough,  can't argue with the baptism of fire thing but it wouldn't destroy him, in fact it would actually give him a real boost in confidence,  win or lose he'll know his manager has faith in him along with the trust, for me its a positive and not a negative.


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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #26: Feb 11, 2019 08:17:29 pm
      Were missing a few so are they. 2 mega clubs well overdue  a battle. Very hard to call

      Not sure theyll handle our pace should we utilise it
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #27: Feb 11, 2019 08:24:11 pm
      Didn't Neymar mouth off about how the atmosphere at Anfield's european nights wasn't gonna bother him or his PSG team? ;D
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #28: Feb 11, 2019 08:27:04 pm


      Not sure theyll handle our pace should we utilise it

      I’ll go along with that. I liked Neur’s comments on how they won’t be intimidated by the Anfield atmosphere. Like music to my ears that. How many have said that down the years?...so many have learnt the hard way, let’s add Bayern to that list.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19th Feb 2019 - 20:00) Round of 16
      Reply #29: Feb 11, 2019 08:27:52 pm
      Would go with Hendo for UTD  and keep same 3 for Bayern

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