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

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      Harrisimo
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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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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      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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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Porto (09/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #37: Apr 08, 2019 04:58:17 pm
      is Andres Cantor still around?

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      Si Senor,not great when ya hung the f**k over on a sunday!
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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.
      « Last Edit: Apr 09, 2019 10:32:59 am by Scottbot »
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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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