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      Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)

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      Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Apr 08, 2019 02:38:51 am



      Champions League Quarter final and funny enough I'll be more relaxed playing this than watching us away to Southampton.

      2-0 Reds!!!  :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #1: Apr 08, 2019 07:02:40 am
      Win.    Simples.

      3-0
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #2: Apr 08, 2019 08:18:31 am
      They’ll want revenge - but at the same time they’ll be under pressure to perform better than last time so it could play in to our hands.

      I expect a professional performance with Mohamed scoring again.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #3: Apr 08, 2019 09:45:52 am
      Shows how much of an incredible season this has been that a Champions League quarter final has just sneaked up on us like that ;D

      I think this will be a lot more difficult than our games against Porto last season, they are at this stage for a reason and will be a tough hurdle I'm sure.

      I believe they are without one of their stars, their left back Telles who got injured taking a penalty the other week. I haven't seen any updates on this recently but he'd be a big miss for them, especially with Salah attacking down that side.

      As far as I'm concerned, Henderson and Milner's introduction on Friday night were the reason we came away with 3 points, and for that reason they'd be in my starting 11. Start solid and bring Keita and co onto the pitch later in the game.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #4: Apr 08, 2019 09:54:22 am
      if there is one manager who simply will not allow complacency to creep in its Jürgen we need to take a good lead to Porto so no prisoners tomorrow
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #5: Apr 08, 2019 10:07:05 am
      Shows how much of an incredible season this has been that a Champions League quarter final has just sneaked up on us like that ;D

      I think this will be a lot more difficult than our games against Porto last season, they are at this stage for a reason and will be a tough hurdle I'm sure.

      I believe they are without one of their stars, their left back Telles who got injured taking a penalty the other week. I haven't seen any updates on this recently but he'd be a big miss for them, especially with Salah attacking down that side.

      As far as I'm concerned, Henderson and Milner's introduction on Friday night were the reason we came away with 3 points, and for that reason they'd be in my starting 11. Start solid and bring Keita and co onto the pitch later in the game.

      Looks like he is struggling.  Pepe and Herrera banned as well so not at full strength
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #6: Apr 08, 2019 10:29:37 am
      Hats off to the lads for being at CL quarter finals and top of the league at this stage of the season...improvement under Klopp has been immense no matter how much criticism we may level at his team selection every now and then.

      No complacency, I expect a professional display and a 2-0 win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #7: Apr 08, 2019 10:38:38 am
      As far as I'm concerned, Henderson and Milner's introduction on Friday night were the reason we came away with 3 points, and for that reason they'd be in my starting 11. Start solid and bring Keita and co onto the pitch later in the game.

      I do agree, but for what it’s worth, Milner would have been playing this game regardless of his performance at the weekend because Robbo is suspended and I doubt Klopp would risk going with Moreno.

      Looks like he is struggling.  Pepe and Herrera banned as well so not at full strength

      Think they also have 3 players, one of which being Eder Militao all at risk of missing the 2nd leg if they pick up a yellow card.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #8: Apr 08, 2019 10:40:42 am
      Hats off to the lads for being at CL quarter finals and top of the league at this stage of the season...improvement under Klopp has been immense no matter how much criticism we may level at his team selection every now and then.

      No complacency, I expect a professional display and a 2-0 win.


      It just proves that Jürgen Klopp is a better manager and coach than the majority of us are.Looking forward to a good win at Anfield to give us a cushion at Porto.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #9: Apr 08, 2019 11:11:56 am
      I'd like a midfield three of Fabinho, Hendo and Keita, In defence Milner takes over from Robbo, please no Moreno, and then its a question of how ready Joe is. I like Matip but he's become a bit skittish again recently and making me nervous or perhaps he just had a poor game against Southampton.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #10: Apr 08, 2019 11:40:39 am
      I do agree, but for what it’s worth, Milner would have been playing this game regardless of his performance at the weekend because Robbo is suspended and I doubt Klopp would risk going with Moreno.

      I created a team builder before and had Milner in my middle three - completely forgot about Robbo being out! :mad: I'd suspect Milner will be at left back unless Klopp risks someone else over there which I think is unlikely.

      I think Fab and Hendo will be in the starting 11 and the other midfielder will depend on how adventurous Klopp wants to be from the outset.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #11: Apr 08, 2019 11:47:44 am
      I think Fab and Hendo will be in the starting 11 and the other midfielder will depend on how adventurous Klopp wants to be from the outset.

      Fab, Hendo and Keita would be my guess. Keita played pretty decent last time out, will be confident after the goal and think Klopp will want to use that as the start of getting a run of consistent games out of him again like he was getting before the injury.
      Gini has been stinking the place out for the last couple of games, I’d be surprised if he starts.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #12: Apr 08, 2019 11:53:28 am
      Expect Milner in midfield, Moreno at left back, and a Reds win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #13: Apr 08, 2019 12:08:14 pm
      Alisson; Trent, Matip, VVD, Milner; Fabinho, Hendo, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

      Gini needs a rest and we'll need him against Chelsea.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #14: Apr 08, 2019 01:20:32 pm
      Keep a clean sheet and win by 3 goals would be amazing for this first leg. We could then potentially field some of our squad players in the leg at their gaff.

      However, I can see this being a lot tougher than most people are thinking.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #15: Apr 08, 2019 01:39:33 pm
      Expect Milner in midfield, Moreno at left back, and a Reds win.


      IMO there is no chance that happens. Milner will be at left back, Moreno has proven he can’t be trusted time and again and done himself no favours when he has played this season.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #16: Apr 08, 2019 01:49:47 pm
      On to the next one..what a ride this season has been with plenty more to come. Milner, great pro that he is will likely fill in the left back position unless Klopp leaves out TAA then Milly will be right back with Moreno coming in.

      Hendo,Fab and Naby with the usual 3 suspects up front.Two goal lead at least.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #17: Apr 08, 2019 01:57:15 pm
      Expect Milner in midfield, Moreno at left back, and a Reds win.

      Think Milner will be left back, not because of lack of trust in Moreno it's just Milly is a better player than Moreno in that position. Milly will support the attack better as he is also an experienced winger as well. Play anywhere Jim lad...bet he knocks up a decent curry as well..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #18: Apr 08, 2019 02:04:02 pm
      Think Milner will be left back, not because of lack of trust in Moreno it's just Milly is a better player than Moreno in that position. Milly will support the attack better as he is also an experienced winger as well. Play anywhere Jim lad...bet he knocks up a decent curry as well..

      It's also because of a complete lack of trust in Moreno; he's played 150 minutes of footy this season and makes far too many mistakes to be called upon for a game of this magnitude. In comparison, Milner is defensively more solid and has got more assists than any other player in the Champions League over the last 2 seasons, no brainer really.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #19: Apr 08, 2019 02:05:24 pm
      Think we are more likely to see Gomez come back in and play LB than Moreno.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #20: Apr 08, 2019 02:07:14 pm
      Think we are more likely to see Gomez come back in and play LB than Moreno.

      I'd rather see Lovren there than Moreno!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #21: Apr 08, 2019 02:40:46 pm
      It's also because of a complete lack of trust in Moreno; he's played 150 minutes of footy this season and makes far too many mistakes to be called upon for a game of this magnitude. In comparison, Milner is defensively more solid and has got more assists than any other player in the Champions League over the last 2 seasons, no brainer really.

      From an attacking perspective, I am more of a fan of his attacking play than Robertson where he is more prone to making runs behind the defence/full back (similar to Alba), but his end product is no where near good enough. I also think he has good energy levels and will get up and down the pitch as good as and probably quicker than Robertson.

      Anyway, I too can't see him starting and will most likely be Milner at left back, but then again, Klopp has surprised us a few times this season!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #22: Apr 08, 2019 02:45:10 pm
      From an attacking perspective, I am more of a fan of his attacking play than Robertson where he is more prone to making runs behind the defence/full back (similar to Alba), but his end product is no where near good enough. I also think he has good energy levels and will get up and down the pitch as good as and probably quicker than Robertson.

      Anyway, I too can't see him starting and will most likely be Milner at left back, but then again, Klopp has surprised us a few times this season!

      I agree with you nearly all the time - but how you prefer Moreno’s attacking play over Robertson is truly baffling
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #23: Apr 08, 2019 02:51:37 pm
      From an attacking perspective, I am more of a fan of his attacking play than Robertson where he is more prone to making runs behind the defence/full back (similar to Alba), but his end product is no where near good enough. I also think he has good energy levels and will get up and down the pitch as good as and probably quicker than Robertson.

      Anyway, I too can't see him starting and will most likely be Milner at left back, but then again, Klopp has surprised us a few times this season!

      Seem to be implying Moreno is a better attacking wing back than Robbo. Can't agree with that although Moreno can get up in support but Robbo is the best raiding full back we've had for a long time.Consistently on the shortlist for MOTM. And doesn't dive in or panic in the box when we are defending like Moreno.Fair do's Moreno hasn't played under VVD's calming influence but there's a reason why Klopp prefer's Robbo..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #24: Apr 08, 2019 02:55:37 pm
      I agree with you nearly all the time - but how you prefer Moreno’s attacking play over Robertson is truly baffling

      Attacking style is probably the better term.

      I find Robertson more similar to you Filipe Luis/Lucas Hernandez than your Alba/Marcelo, if you get me?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #25: Apr 08, 2019 02:59:55 pm
      For the last two games we haven't had a grip on the game and have relied on late late frantic attacks to get the result. The high pressing game, high energy needs to return and slicker, quicker passing. More movement up front, bit more urgency all round.

      Now that Salah has hit the 50 I'd like him to relax a bit more, mentally. He's cracked that milestone, time to recapture the form (did he ever lose it) of last season.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #26: Apr 08, 2019 03:11:50 pm
      Gini carrying a knock, expect him to be on the bench.

      Milner at LB for sure.

      Unless Klopp threw a curveball and threw Lovren in the mix somehow. ;D

      Lallana is out too, carrying some sort of injury.

      So all in all, looks like Hendo, Fab & Naby in the middle.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #27: Apr 08, 2019 03:11:53 pm
      We're going to need a better result than we managed against them last season.  At home.

      Feels a bit strange that a Champions League Quarter Final has just popped up and not been our main focus. 

      Heard about some of the players having various knocks from the game v Southampton but didn't hear anything mentioned about Oxlade-Chamberlain?  Any chance of a sub appearance or something like that?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #28: Apr 08, 2019 03:30:09 pm
      Lallana always seems to be carrying a knock, which is why despite his style of play fitting us so well i want him to move on and get a more reliable replacement.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #29: Apr 08, 2019 03:32:30 pm
      We're going to need a better result than we managed against them last season.  At home.

      Feels a bit strange that a Champions League Quarter Final has just popped up and not been our main focus. 

      Heard about some of the players having various knocks from the game v Southampton but didn't hear anything mentioned about Oxlade-Chamberlain?  Any chance of a sub appearance or something like that?

      Last I heard, Klopp said he needs more time, and that he wasn't going to rush anything, but that was a couple of weeks ago.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #30: Apr 08, 2019 03:36:34 pm
      Last I heard, Klopp said he needs more time, and that he wasn't going to rush anything, but that was a couple of weeks ago.
      Klopp has said today everyone is fine barring Adam, Joe needs another two weeks with the squad training , never mentioned the Ox but did say there no other problems.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #31: Apr 08, 2019 03:41:13 pm
      Klopp has said today everyone is fine barring Adam, Joe needs another two weeks with the squad training , never mentioned the Ox but did say there no other problems.

      I'd imagine Ox is probably slightly behind Joe in terms of getting back to the action after his setback in the U23s game. I'd think both of them will need a lot more training sessions before being in contention of any minutes.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #32: Apr 08, 2019 03:47:13 pm
      Remember Harry Kewel he was always injured unless it was a final or a big game. We need to put this almost out of reach tomorrow night and I don't expect it to be an easy walkover game we will need to be at our best and take our chances.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #33: Apr 08, 2019 03:48:40 pm
      I'd imagine Ox is probably slightly behind Joe in terms of getting back to the action after his setback in the U23s game. I'd think both of them will need a lot more training sessions before being in contention of any minutes.

      Heard Klopp speaking the other day he said it wasn’t really a setback ,more of a reaction due to the time out he said he was fine and nothing to worry about , never mentioned him today which is a good thing I think .I always thought if we saw Joe before season’s end it would be a bonus ,
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #34: Apr 08, 2019 04:31:26 pm
      Remember Harry Kewel he was always injured unless it was a final or a big game. We need to put this almost out of reach tomorrow night and I don't expect it to be an easy walkover game we will need to be at our best and take our chances.

      Even then Kewell would go off injured.
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      Reply #35: Apr 08, 2019 04:33:13 pm
      We are on Spanish language telly Unimas and  Univision Deportes unless ya wanna pay for BR english commentary.City v Spurs is on tnt.Dunno if i'll get to watch yet.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #36: Apr 08, 2019 04:38:15 pm
      We are on Spanish language telly Unimas and  Univision Deportes unless ya wanna pay for BR english commentary.City v Spurs is on tnt.Dunno if i'll get to watch yet.

      is Andres Cantor still around?

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      Reply #37: Apr 08, 2019 04:58:17 pm
      is Andres Cantor still around?

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #38: Apr 08, 2019 08:17:16 pm
      Feel confident about this game, going for a 3  0 win for the Reds. Nice to see Mo Salah scoring again, should give him a boost.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #39: Apr 08, 2019 09:42:21 pm
      I'd like a midfield three of Fabinho, Hendo and Keita, In defence Milner takes over from Robbo, please no Moreno, and then its a question of how ready Joe is. I like Matip but he's become a bit skittish again recently and making me nervous or perhaps he just had a poor game against Southampton.

      That would be my team as well. Fully agree on Matip but I think Gomez will likely see some time off the bench at RB before he is thrown back in at CB. If he can stay fit he will be a massive lift for the run in.

      This lot will be absolutely gunning for revenge, we have not been defending so well recently and I've got a feeling well concede. I'm going for a 3-1 win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #40: Apr 08, 2019 09:51:53 pm
      As most posters say I think Gini will miss out but replace Keita against Chelsea
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #41: Apr 08, 2019 10:11:53 pm
      Depends on the selected team, but going for a 2-0 win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #42: Apr 08, 2019 10:14:55 pm
      Remember Harry Kewel he was always injured unless it was a final or a big game. We need to put this almost out of reach tomorrow night and I don't expect it to be an easy walkover game we will need to be at our best and take our chances.

      Well we'd prefer to put it out of reach, but we don't really need to, Bayern Munich serving as an example.

      Clean sheet more important to me than a goal, but both would be just fine.


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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #43: Apr 09, 2019 04:50:03 am
      Think the XI pretty much picks itself. We could switch between 4-3-3 and 3-4-3 throughout the game, if the idea is to keep Milly further forward than defend.

      Mane-Bobby-Mo
      Keita-Fab-Hendo
      Milly-Virgil-Matip-Trent
      Alisson

      Subs: Migs, Moreno, Lovren, Gomez?, Gini, Shaq, Origi

      Might be jumping ahead here but hopefully we finish the job soon enough cos just a tad concerned on the front-3 and midfield's workload. Chelsea fielded Hazard-Higuain-CHO; RLC-Jorginho-Kante yesterday, so will likely play Pedro-Giroud-Willian and a much changed midfield & defence in their Europa game, with 1 eye on getting something at Anfield. Hopefully we have enough in our tank to disrupt their passing game.

      IMO, most important week this!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #44: Apr 09, 2019 07:32:15 am
      Alisson; Trent, Matip, VVD, Milner; Fabinho, Hendo, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

      Gini needs a rest and we'll need him against Chelsea.

      Yeah, this.

      Would've been my midfield against Saints, too. At some point Gini's matchload and/or form will need him to sit.

      Fab is our best midfielder, while Hendo and Keita have momentum after scoring.

      No idea what to expect tbh. Which makes it more exciting.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #45: Apr 09, 2019 10:14:20 am
      Milner LB,  midfield of Fab, Hendo and Naby

      Would like us to blow them out of the tie by HT - buts suspect Klopp will continue to go for the slowly-slowly style
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #46: Apr 09, 2019 10:24:44 am
      Think the XI pretty much picks itself. We could switch between 4-3-3 and 3-4-3 throughout the game, if the idea is to keep Milly further forward than defend.

      Mane-Bobby-Mo
      Keita-Fab-Hendo
      Milly-Virgil-Matip-Trent
      Alisson

      Subs: Migs, Moreno, Lovren, Gomez?, Gini, Shaq, Origi

      Might be jumping ahead here but hopefully we finish the job soon enough cos just a tad concerned on the front-3 and midfield's workload. Chelsea fielded Hazard-Higuain-CHO; RLC-Jorginho-Kante yesterday, so will likely play Pedro-Giroud-Willian and a much changed midfield & defence in their Europa game, with 1 eye on getting something at Anfield. Hopefully we have enough in our tank to disrupt their passing game.

      IMO, most important week this!

      I hadn't considered that Chelsea will rest players in the Europa league, would they do that?? Hell of a risk isn't it and I'd be a bit surprised by it.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #47: Apr 09, 2019 10:34:33 am
      Would be just like Klopp to bring Moreno back from the wilderness completely out of the blue.

      Let's join hands and pray that he doesn't!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #48: Apr 09, 2019 10:35:21 am
      We're going to need a better result than we managed against them last season.  At home.

      Feels a bit strange that a Champions League Quarter Final has just popped up and not been our main focus. 

      Heard about some of the players having various knocks from the game v Southampton but didn't hear anything mentioned about Oxlade-Chamberlain?  Any chance of a sub appearance or something like that?

      Klopp won't talk about Ox anymore and has said Gomez will only play "if needed".

      Reckon Milner and Henderson start this one, but not both in midfield.
      Other than that it's business as usual for the first XI.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #49: Apr 09, 2019 10:55:22 am
      Klopp won't talk about Ox anymore and has said Gomez will only play "if needed".

      Reckon Milner and Henderson start this one, but not both in midfield.
      Other than that it's business as usual for the first XI.

      Yup that’s how I see it too.

      I’d like to see Naby get a start and Gini a rest. He’s gone from being our best midfielder through Jan to the most off-form through March (nicked that from TAW because it’s on the money).

      However......knowing Jürgen and how much he trusts Gini I could see him getting the nod in such a big game.

      Any win with nothing conceded will do me but I fancy us to get a couple.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #50: Apr 09, 2019 11:28:33 am
      I wonder if Shaq might get some action for this one.

      He seems to have completely disappeared off the radar.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #51: Apr 09, 2019 11:40:45 am
      Gonna have quick shower then setting off for the game , meeting a mate in cannock then onto Liverpool , have a great day and night fellow reds
      Come on you redmen ,Anfield under the lights buzzin .
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #52: Apr 09, 2019 11:55:30 am
      Gonna have quick shower then setting off for the game , meeting a mate in cannock then onto Liverpool , have a great day and night fellow reds
      Come on you redmen ,Anfield under the lights buzzin .

      Very jealous. I won't even be home to watch this one, hopefully can pick up a stream. Need to batter them this leg and leave nothing to chance.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #53: Apr 09, 2019 11:57:14 am
      I wonder if Shaq might get some action for this one.

      He seems to have completely disappeared off the radar.

      He keeps being named as a sub so Jürgen must have some specific scenario in mind for him. Something involving needing a late boost against a team packing it in is my guess, but maybe even more specific than that.
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      Reply #54: Apr 09, 2019 12:02:54 pm
      BT Sport tonight for this one - let’s do it!!!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #55: Apr 09, 2019 12:06:41 pm
      Would be just like Klopp to bring Moreno back from the wilderness completely out of the blue.

      Let's join hands and pray that he doesn't!

      I've been thinking the same thing about Moreno coming in.

      He's a good footballer, but a poor defender (at this level) in my view, so I think it depends on how much Klopp thinks we'll have to defend.
      His pace would be good against the break, and his attacking play can be good, but Milner is more defensively solid I think.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #56: Apr 09, 2019 12:40:48 pm
      I've been thinking the same thing about Moreno coming in.

      He's a good footballer, but a poor defender (at this level) in my view, so I think it depends on how much Klopp thinks we'll have to defend.
      His pace would be good against the break, and his attacking play can be good, but Milner is more defensively solid I think.

      In what way is Moreno a good footballer? How many assists does he have, goals, tackles? I'm just curious what stat you are using to form the opinion of him being a good footballer because I think he is bloody terrible in every single meaningful way.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #57: Apr 09, 2019 12:51:04 pm
      Moreno seemed to be massively improved until he got injured but he is a Duracell bunny with one too many batteries in.
      I would love him to prove us wrong but it aint going to happen.
      Tonight is going to be a difficult game but only if we don't stick to our game plan. Fancy Mo to be absolutely desperate for this game to start so he can bag a few or three
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      Reply #58: Apr 09, 2019 12:56:33 pm
      With away goals being so important, I can’t fathom Moreno starting. Granted I haven’t seen much of him but what I have seen, the reward does not outweigh the risk. After looking at their projected line up, 69% of their goals and assists come from their back line and midfield. Am I wrong in thinking this is a recipe for disaster knowing Morenos propensity for being out of postition?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #59: Apr 09, 2019 01:17:30 pm
      Home game, we need a clean sheet, therefore we need to play an 11 without Moreno.

      Easy peasy.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #60: Apr 09, 2019 01:20:34 pm
      Feels a bit strange that a Champions League Quarter Final has just popped up and not been our main focus.

      Haha I was going to say something along those lines. Yeah, it's a UCL QF and after so many years without proper European football, I'd think I'd be so excited for tonight. It turns out I'm not that much. Of course I'll be when the game comes, but I'm so bumped for the league challenge that everything else takes second place right now.

      We should be more than good enough to beat Porto, but I'm sure it won't be like last season.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #61: Apr 09, 2019 01:22:44 pm
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      TTA   Matip   VVD  Millie

                Fab  Hendo

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #62: Apr 09, 2019 01:44:45 pm
      Home game, we need a clean sheet, therefore we need to play an 11 without Moreno.

      Easy peasy.

      I think Milner starts in place of Trent.

      *Edit Crap, just realized that Robbo is out....that does create a dilemma. Maybe Milner in for Robbo and Gomez in for TAA?
      « Last Edit: Apr 09, 2019 01:52:04 pm by FL Red »
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #63: Apr 09, 2019 01:57:07 pm
      Haha I was going to say something along those lines. Yeah, it's a UCL QF and after so many years without proper European football, I'd think I'd be so excited for tonight. It turns out I'm not that much. Of course I'll be when the game comes, but I'm so bumped for the league challenge that everything else takes second place right now.

      We should be more than good enough to beat Porto, but I'm sure it won't be like last season.

      Aye. I don't reckon it'll be a scoreless draw and I doubt you'd get tickets for it today...
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #64: Apr 09, 2019 02:01:14 pm
      I think Milner starts in place of Trent.

      *Edit Crap, just realized that Robbo is out....that does create a dilemma. Maybe Milner in for Robbo and Gomez in for TAA?

      Think Trent is fine, robbo's suspended. Millie in for Robbo !

      Unless you've heard something more about TAA. ?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #65: Apr 09, 2019 02:05:25 pm
      I do this every time we get closer to a match. Have posed 3 - 0 in the prediction if i remember right, and now I'm going for 4 - 0.
      Convinced we are gonna smash these and if you look at my record in the predictions, you'll steer clear of 4 - 0 if you've got any sense   ;D ;D

       :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6: :aaliverpool2xt1: :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6: :kop5cf8koxp6:

      Come on you Red men. Gotta show some good form now for the run in !
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #66: Apr 09, 2019 02:31:55 pm
      I don't think we will see an all out attacking plan or mentality. Klopp will attack but will be very mindful of the away goal. They will sit in and try the odd breakaway so keeping an eye on our back door will be important. A two goal lead without reply commonly known as 2-0 would be a great result.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #67: Apr 09, 2019 02:37:42 pm
      I wonder if Shaq might get some action for this one.

      He seems to have completely disappeared off the radar.

      Origi has been getting the nod lately. Shaq hasn't done much wrong but just didn't take the eye in his last few appearances, after a good start to his time here.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #68: Apr 09, 2019 02:43:31 pm
      Be very interesting to see the team selection.
      Looking forward to this - the PL is the priority for me but would be brilliant to get into the semi's.
      Don't take them for granted and go at them from the start.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #69: Apr 09, 2019 02:56:24 pm
      cant wait for tonight every game is just so special now. Team selection , not sure what jurgen has in mind with the Chelsea game coming up but we need to continue our fantastic run of  form.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #70: Apr 09, 2019 02:57:36 pm
      Think Trent is fine, robbo's suspended. Millie in for Robbo !

      Unless you've heard something more about TAA. ?

      Just that Trent hasn't been very good lately, I think he needs a sit down. He's been ok going forward, but defensively almost every team we play is singling him out and taking advantage of his penchant for wandering and not getting back.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #71: Apr 09, 2019 03:33:43 pm
      Just that Trent hasn't been very good lately, I think he needs a sit down. He's been ok going forward, but defensively almost every team we play is singling him out and taking advantage of his penchant for wandering and not getting back.

      Don't think he'll leave Trent out. He did lack a bit of intensity V Soton and he needs to up the defensive side of his game but Klopp will be aware that benching him might knock his confidence. Careful handling required. Also could be TAA needs a few games to get back up to full speed after being injured.If Robbo had been available Klopp might've put Milly in for TAA but he'll probably play Jim lad at Left Back.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #72: Apr 09, 2019 04:46:21 pm
      Don't think he'll leave Trent out. He did lack a bit of intensity V Soton and he needs to up the defensive side of his game but Klopp will be aware that benching him might knock his confidence. Careful handling required. Also could be TAA needs a few games to get back up to full speed after being injured.If Robbo had been available Klopp might've put Milly in for TAA but he'll probably play Jim lad at Left Back.

      TAA starts every time for me. Top top player
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #73: Apr 09, 2019 04:56:19 pm
      Don't think he'll leave Trent out. He did lack a bit of intensity V Soton and he needs to up the defensive side of his game but Klopp will be aware that benching him might knock his confidence.

      He had a weird period on the pitch.  Shane Long at one point was travelling about twice the speed of him, and then the next he was powering down the wing and pumping that cross in for Keita to head in.  Not sure what was happening with him.

      Team selection , not sure what jurgen has in mind with the Chelsea game coming up but we need to continue our fantastic run of  form.

      I don't think it's going to be a big factor the Chelsea game.  5 days between home games is as good as a week between aways I reckon!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #74: Apr 09, 2019 05:02:11 pm
      Just that Trent hasn't been very good lately, I think he needs a sit down. He's been ok going forward, but defensively almost every team we play is singling him out and taking advantage of his penchant for wandering and not getting back.

      He has been very hit and miss lately, think Saints is one of his worst performances of the season, seemed completely out of sorts, one good ball in for Keita and that was about it.

      Id be shocked if he doesn't start with Robbo being out. If Robbo had been able to play then I think Milly might have come in for Trent in this game because otherwise we'd have Moreno at LB which wont happen...surely?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #75: Apr 09, 2019 05:52:50 pm
      First 20 mins is important, we had the worst 20 mins of footy of the season at St Mary’s at the start of the game on Friday, need to start sharp from the off tonight.

      Going for 2-0 with a VVD header and Bobby no-look finish.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #76: Apr 09, 2019 06:05:25 pm
      First 20 mins is important, we had the worst 20 mins of footy of the season at St Mary’s at the start of the game on Friday, need to start sharp from the off tonight.

      Going for 2-0 with a VVD header and Bobby no-look finish.

      I didn't think so.
      I think saints just surprised us with how pumped up they were.
      It goes like that a lot at the end of a season, but very few teams can sustain that intensity, which is why we score so many late goals.
      We just grind them down as they run out of steam.
      I can see us grinding out a win tonight as well.
      I don't think this will be easy.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #77: Apr 09, 2019 06:17:52 pm
      Going to be a tough match.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #78: Apr 09, 2019 06:23:21 pm
      Salah hat trick, comfortable win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #79: Apr 09, 2019 06:28:51 pm
      Back in Friday night’s lucky seats in Walkabout Newquay.

      Let’s do this.

      #utfclr
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #80: Apr 09, 2019 06:30:40 pm
      Back in Friday night’s lucky seats in Walkabout Newquay.

      Let’s do this.

      #utfclr

      Newquay?
      What on earth possessed you.
      It must be a f**king nightmare with the school holidays.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #81: Apr 09, 2019 06:34:11 pm
      Newquay?
      What on earth possessed you.
      It must be a f**king nightmare with the school holidays.

      We love Cornwall mate and stay in Crantock - chocolate box type village one bay round.

      It’s beautiful mate.

      Newquay itself is pretty rundown but all uk seaside towns are.......there are a bunch of pretty cool bars / restaurants though.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #82: Apr 09, 2019 06:34:51 pm
      Make no mistake, 5-0 aggregate last year, Porto will be ready for these games. Going to be tough, but I can see us grinding out 2 wins against them.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #83: Apr 09, 2019 06:36:23 pm
      We love Cornwall mate and stay in Crantock - chocolate box type village one bay round.

      It’s beautiful mate.

      Newquay itself is pretty rundown but all uk seaside towns are.......there are a bunch of pretty cool bars / restaurants though.

      Oh, now I remember, you told me about this before.

      I just remember Newquay being horrendous from my visit many years ago.

      The Mrs loves it down there and has friends down there.
      Can't remember where though, more down near the bottom I think.

      Back on topic - hope the lucky seats work out  :D
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #84: Apr 09, 2019 06:40:35 pm
      Newquay?
      What on earth possessed you.
      It must be a f**king nightmare with the school holidays.
      what a silly thing to say
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #85: Apr 09, 2019 06:40:58 pm
      Thought I was going to miss this but got out of work early.

      It's a game we can win and I think we will.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #86: Apr 09, 2019 06:43:53 pm
      Thought I was going to miss this but got out of work early.

      It's a game we can win and I think we will.

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      Swap Milner for Robertson and I agree.

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