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      Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO

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      Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Apr 27, 2019 02:52:18 am
      Klopp's post-game comments cast Bobby's participation Wednesday at Barca in doubt. Small tear in a small muscle in the calf. Jürgen said because it's Bobby he's not ruling him out for midweek, but clearly there is some concern.

      If in fact he is not available, who do you select to start instead?
      « Last Edit: Apr 28, 2019 04:48:54 pm by JD »
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #1: Apr 27, 2019 09:33:06 am
      Like for like you'd have to say Origi rather than Sturridge. Can't see Klopp putting Shaq in given we'll need someone who will backtrack and give Robbo a hand with the worlds 5th best player. so if I was to have a guess then Naby gets put out on the left (haven't liked him in this position at all tbh) with Sadio on the right and Mo striker.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #2: Apr 27, 2019 09:39:06 am
      Big Divvy - Studge offers nothing in open play.

      Or maybe........Ox wide with Mane or Mo through middle.......but I think it’s a month too soon for that shift for him.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #3: Apr 27, 2019 09:46:08 am
      Sturridge should not be mentioned in the same breath as Bobby and is not an option.

      We should play Mane central with Origi or Shaq on the left.
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      Reply #4: Apr 27, 2019 10:00:50 am
      It'll be Divvie. Be surprised if not
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #5: Apr 27, 2019 10:13:51 am
      To be fair, I think Klopp said something along the lines of, “it’s likely he will play but you never know”. That gives me some confidence he’ll be fine by Wednesday.

      However, if for some reason he isn’t, then Origi on the left with Mane central.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #6: Apr 27, 2019 10:18:51 am
      Klopp's post-game comments cast Bobby's participation Wednesday at Barca in doubt. Small tear in a small muscle in the calf. Jürgen said because it's Bobby he's not ruling him out for midweek, but clearly there is some concern.

      If in face he is not available, who do you select to start instead?

      A 4-5-1 formation should do the job. Salah up front with a 5 man midfield of TAA, Hendo, Gini, Keita and Mane. A back four of Joe, Matip, VVD and Robertson. Fab coming from the bench.

      Prediction: 0-3 to us
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      Reply #7: Apr 27, 2019 10:24:36 am
      Front 3 of mane, mo and shaq
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #8: Apr 27, 2019 10:27:45 am
      It'll be Divvie. Be surprised if not

      Yep.

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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #9: Apr 27, 2019 10:48:36 am

      I've been thinking that, would rather see Mo up top, with Mane going at them from the left.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #10: Apr 27, 2019 10:52:42 am
      Barca likes to play a high line, don't they? So having Salah or Mane as the 9 with either Shaq or Keita part of the front 3 for me.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #11: Apr 27, 2019 10:54:24 am
      Origi on the left, Mané through the middle, Mo on right.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #12: Apr 27, 2019 10:55:45 am
      Barca likes to play a high line, don't they? So having Salah or Mane as the 9 with either Shaq or Keita part of the front 3 for me.

      Nah after his last couple of performances I wouldn't be moving Keita out of the midfield. He's starting to look settled, plus depending on Fab's concussion I'd probably go with Naby, Hendo and either Fab or Gini in midfield.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #13: Apr 27, 2019 11:02:53 am
      A 4-5-1 formation should do the job. Salah up front with a 5 man midfield of TAA, Hendo, Gini, Keita and Mane. A back four of Joe, Matip, VVD and Robertson. Fab coming from the bench.

      Prediction: 0-3 to us

      Think 5 at the back with 4 in midfield. But who plays the lone striker. Mo or Sadio.

      Could look like this...Allison...TAA..Ma tip..Lovren..VVD..Robbo. ...Hendo..Keita..Gini..M illy..........Mo... Fabinho in for Keita if he's fit.

      Gone for Mo..on pace alone
      « Last Edit: Apr 27, 2019 11:14:44 am by Harrisimo »
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #14: Apr 27, 2019 11:16:27 am
      Definitely playing on Wednesday :)
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #15: Apr 27, 2019 11:29:51 am
       If Bobby can't play in the first leg vs Barca... Then play Barca in the second leg! :lmao:
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      Reply #16: Apr 27, 2019 12:09:04 pm
      Origi was poor last game out imho, but Studge hasn't looked so good either.
      Could AOC play in a front 3?!
      Don't think it'll be Shaq who'd get in.
      Probably Origi as they'll probably have a lot of possession and his pace gives us an outlet - plus compared to Studge he runs, and is stronger.
      Hope Bob makes it though...
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #17: Apr 27, 2019 01:31:10 pm
      Origi was poor last game out imho, but Studge hasn't looked so good either.
      Could AOC play in a front 3?!
      Don't think it'll be Shaq who'd get in.
      Probably Origi as they'll probably have a lot of possession and his pace gives us an outlet - plus compared to Studge he runs, and is stronger.
      Hope Bob makes it though...

      Can't see Origi getting in even if Bobby doesn't make it. We need bodies in midfield and on the back line. I like Origi but defending space isn't his strong point. We have to get outer there with no more than 2 down, less if at all possible. We need to swamp them, give them any space and it could go beyond us very quickly.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #18: Apr 27, 2019 01:41:37 pm
      If it's that small an injury, as described by Klopp, he'll play.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #19: Apr 27, 2019 02:28:34 pm
                   Allison.

      Trent. Matip. Vvd. Robbo.

            Fabinho   Keita

      Hendo       Ox        Mane

                     Salah

      If Bobby dazzler is not fit..
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #20: Apr 27, 2019 02:34:28 pm

      Yes I like Shaq in attack, he is fresh, he is quick, has wicked delivery and shot. He'd cause Barcelona more problems than Origi in my opinion, but I'd be ok with Origi as well. Certainly not Sturridge though, he is a net negative to the team these days, sad to see.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #21: Apr 27, 2019 02:37:45 pm
      He will play.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #22: Apr 27, 2019 03:06:30 pm
                   Allison.

      Trent. Matip. Vvd. Robbo.

            Fabinho   Keita

      Hendo       Ox        Mane

                     Salah

      If Bobby dazzler is not fit..

      Kinda what I was thinking Shabs but I just can’t see him throwing Ox in with so little football.

      On that basis I reckon big Divvy gets the nod.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #23: Apr 27, 2019 03:14:53 pm
      Kinda what I was thinking Shabs but I just can’t see him throwing Ox in with so little football.

      On that basis I reckon big Divvy gets the nod.

      I reckon our defensive shape is a 5 man midfield, with Salah and Mane breaking, and taking turns up top.
      Mane left, Henderson right, Fabinho, Keita and Wijnaldum central.
      Mane to help Robertson against Messi, and also to take advantage of his lacklustre defending.
      Packing the middle, cutting off their passing lanes, and denying them space will be crucial to us I reckon.
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      Re: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Weds 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #24: Apr 27, 2019 03:26:17 pm
      I reckon our defensive shape is a 5 man midfield, with Salah and Mane breaking, and taking turns up top.
      Mane left, Henderson right, Fabinho, Keita and Wijnaldum central.
      Mane to help Robertson against Messi, and also to take advantage of his lacklustre defending.
      Packing the middle, cutting off their passing lanes, and denying them space will be crucial to us I reckon.

      Could be right Swab. I also think there’s a chance we’ll see Milner to help out one of the fullbacks.

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