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      Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)

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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #25: Apr 16, 2019 04:14:47 pm
      NB: Team no longer available

      Shaqiri or Origi do not know who to choose.

      I would rest Henderson and Firmino for Easter Sunday.

      Lovren hasn’t travelled, ruled out with illness.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #26: Apr 16, 2019 04:15:08 pm
      Lovren hasn’t travelled, ruled out with illness.


      NB: Team no longer available

      Shaqiri or Origi do not know who to choose.

      I would rest Henderson and Firmino for Easter Sunday.

      Lovren is out, he's ill. So Matip or Gomez.  I would play Matip.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #27: Apr 16, 2019 04:26:34 pm

      Lovren is out, he's ill. So Matip or Gomez.  I would play Matip.

      Has Lovern missed more games then he has been eligible to play in?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #28: Apr 16, 2019 04:26:44 pm
      I never experienced comprehensive schooling but one thing’s for sure, if girls had been present they most certainly would not have been “booted”.

      On topic - the early goal will see them fold, really don’t see any upsets.
      They have to be committed to overturning the first leg and come out, the lads are well equipped to take advantage.
      Just checked were they stand in thier League... On points they are level with Benfica, but second on goal difference...
      They may well fold if we score first... Only danger I see is if they play their fringe players and they want to impress could be a hard night for the lads. So two early goals would be nice
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #29: Apr 16, 2019 04:28:35 pm
      A 2-0 advantage can quickly be withered away, so we need to free push that advantage, two or more goals before we consider changes... More players get injured coming into games were team are under pressure than starting game, and Mo, Bobby, or Mane coming on at 2-0 to Porto would be unnecessary pressures... Need to put this to bed quickly and rest players for the next Premier League game

      I hear you but I'd still tilt us to be a bit more defensive in this game and I reckon Shaq and Origi could do a job, if we are getting overrun bring on the big guns, but I honestly think we can easily contain them and score on the break.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #30: Apr 16, 2019 04:29:19 pm
      Agree with the theory, an early goal will kill the tie off. Seem to have one foot in the semi finals, without being over optimistic. Nice to see Mo Salah back in goal scoring form after his stunner against Chelsea.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #31: Apr 16, 2019 04:31:11 pm
      Get that away goal early, then we can relax.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #32: Apr 16, 2019 04:33:18 pm
      I hear you but I'd still tilt us to be a bit more defensive in this game and I reckon Shaq and Origi could do a job, if we are getting overrun bring on the big guns, but I honestly think we can easily contain them and score on the break.
      I don't like us doing that, players coming into the game because we have not put it to bed over stretching for balls. Rather have them come on with no pressure and no need to over stretch for things... But that's just me  ;D
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #33: Apr 16, 2019 04:53:00 pm
      Get that away goal early, then we can relax.



      Get about 5 away goals before half tme then another 5 in the second half then i will relax
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #34: Apr 16, 2019 04:58:47 pm
      Get about 5 away goals before half tme then another 5 in the second half then i will relax

      LOL
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #35: Apr 16, 2019 04:59:13 pm
      Shaq is not going to start .

      Does seem likely Milner and Gini are in the XI.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #36: Apr 16, 2019 05:21:48 pm
      Front-3 and Back-4 pick themselves.. Since Naby got subbed early on Sunday, going with Naby-Gini-Milner midfield.

      Subs: Migs, Gomez, Fabinho, Hendo, Lallana, Shaq, Origi
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #37: Apr 16, 2019 05:24:55 pm
      I'd start Gini on a rotation basis but he tends to underperform badly away from home so IDK.

      They'll be coming hard at us so I'm confident we will find a way to score one past 'em, then the game will hopefully be sealed. My only worry is the long balls behind the centerbacks; we've been responding to those pretty poorly as of late. If that fella Marega was anywhere near decent we might not be coming to this game 2-0 up.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #38: Apr 16, 2019 05:28:10 pm
      Think Lovrens time is up would take 20m now. Think a decent enough back up defender but his fitness and ability to stay fit is poor and with amount of comps to challenge he is simply not viable anymore
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #39: Apr 16, 2019 05:34:32 pm
      NB: Team no longer available

      Shaqiri or Origi do not know who to choose.

      I would rest Henderson and Firmino for Easter Sunday.

      Lovren - surprise surprise- isn't available

      The bloke must have the worst immune system in the human race
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #40: Apr 16, 2019 06:04:57 pm
      Has Lovern missed more games then he has been eligible to play in?

      This season or since he joined us?

      The answer's probably yes to both.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #41: Apr 16, 2019 06:11:16 pm
      I guess there's a temptation to rest a few but I don't think outside of the midfield we have a squad capable to do that. Resting any of the defence other than Matip or any of the front 3 would make life very difficult for us even at 2-0 up.

      I'd err on the route of playing the big hitters and trying to put the game to bed and taking them off from there over putting them on the bench for emergencies.

      I'm expecting a tough game as it is and resting key players would make it even tougher. The first goal will be crucial in dictating what sort of evening we're all in for.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #42: Apr 16, 2019 06:20:24 pm
      Need to replace Lovren he is never fit for more than a couple of games
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #43: Apr 16, 2019 06:25:14 pm
      Lovren - surprise surprise- isn't available

      The bloke must have the worst immune system in the human race

      Ill?! AGAIN?!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #44: Apr 16, 2019 07:22:54 pm
      Lovren has two moods; feeling foul or committing them :f_tongueincheek:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #45: Apr 16, 2019 08:53:40 pm
      Just watching messi  taking united apart on his own. Absolutely brilliant to watch.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #46: Apr 16, 2019 09:22:06 pm
      Just watching messi  taking united apart on his own. Absolutely brilliant to watch.

      United have started to run out of steam since their coaching change.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #47: Apr 16, 2019 10:03:17 pm
      United wee poor. Barca were fantastic just like the gudiola era. Messi was something else every one of them. Couts with a worldy. Hope we can put on a performance tomorrow. Salah back on form. We'll done to ajax too
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #48: Apr 16, 2019 10:23:32 pm
      I thought var were meant to show clear decisions to help the ref. How that wasn't a penalty on raktic in first half. Was caught clearly. Also great see ronaldo juve were knocked out. Ajax play sum wonderful football. They were saying Porto n ajax were the worst sides left. I'm glad now we got Porto ajax will be no ones pushover.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Porto V Liverpool (17/04/19 - 20:00)
      Reply #49: Apr 16, 2019 11:01:53 pm
      Ajax were brilliant tonight de ligt and de Jong are exceptional. It's a pity like Monaco in CL semis a few years ago that the big clubs come and take there best players and there back at square.1. Barca are sum team but adding those two will make it very hard for any team next year. On to tomorrow match I think it will end 2-2 sending us through. I would so love to see city knocked out and there season start to crumble. The Arabs really want the CL.

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