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

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      Madscouser
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #150: May 01, 2019 12:43:17 pm
      Really think we can score tonight - just a case of keeping it tight at the back as well
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #151: May 01, 2019 12:58:20 pm
      Nerves kicking in now
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #152: May 01, 2019 01:03:29 pm

      Surprisingly, I feel confident! But maybe not surprising because of how good we are.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #153: May 01, 2019 01:04:39 pm
      Pretty much what I’d expect it to be. Keita can rightly feel disappointed if he doesn’t start given his form but he might be a better option starting the game at Anfield where Barca might not have as much of the ball.


      Only thing different I think there could be from your lineup is maybe Gomez in at RB or CB. Rest of it picks itself.
      Sure Bob is ft and bobs plays
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #154: May 01, 2019 01:04:53 pm

      Not feeling too nervous here although that might change as we get closer to KO. Just looking forward to what should be an epic tie and one which hopefully will again show how much we're progressing at the moment. Going to be very difficult but if we turn up properly there's no reason we can't get a good result to take back to Anfield.

      Should be a cracking game for the neutral, hopefully we'll all be happy by 10pm tonight as well.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #155: May 01, 2019 01:10:14 pm
      I know it’s different but IMO, you keep Messi quiet and you keep them all quiet. They’ve really struggled in games this season when Messi either hasn’t played or been kept quiet.
      They aren’t the force they once were with Xavi, Iniesta etc.
      Messi just as capable of scoring in first few minutes. There attack is ridiculous same as ours. But messi the wee wizard is something else. Concentrate like f**k for 90 mins. Even middle with raktic who bursts into the box and alba and robarto on the wings. There keeper is top class too but we have players to match them. I think there Midfielders are better but think we have slightly better defence. Need a performance where everyone has a 8 out of 10. Looking forward to it. Let's not be out of the tie in the first leg.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #156: May 01, 2019 01:14:47 pm
      It’s weird the lack of nerves I get with this squad we have now, feels good going into games, no matter the opponent knowing you have a good chance.

      Saying that, by the time kick off comes I’ll have probably gone through a family size pack of Andrex....
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #157: May 01, 2019 01:33:26 pm
      I know it’s different but IMO, you keep Messi quiet and you keep them all quiet. They’ve really struggled in games this season when Messi either hasn’t played or been kept quiet.
      They aren’t the force they once were with Xavi, Iniesta etc.

      I tell you what, they may not have Xavi anymore, but Arthur is something really special, isn't he? Probably one of the best controlling midfielders on the ball in world football atm.

      What makes this game so fascinating is that we have the perfect counter to Busquets and Arthur as we have the best controlling midfielders off the ball. Will be very interesting to see how this game pans out for us!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #158: May 01, 2019 01:40:55 pm
      I tell you what, they may not have Xavi anymore, but Arthur is something really special, isn't he? Probably one of the best controlling midfielders on the ball in world football atm.

      What makes this game so fascinating is that we have the perfect counter to Busquets and Arthur as we have the best controlling midfielders off the ball. Will be very interesting to see how this game pans out for us!

      Only seen Arthur a few times and he looked excellent- I’m worried about him. Barca still have an incredible team.

      I have so much faith in Klopp and the team though - just feel like we’ll get chances.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #159: May 01, 2019 01:44:17 pm
      Not sure why but I actually think we could win this fairly comfortably, like we did Bayern and Porto. I just think our attack will push them back and stop them from creating very much. Overall we are the better team although they do have very dangerous players, but then so did Bayern and Porto and we completely nullified them.

      Like the 4-0 pasting we put on them at Wembley a preseason ago. But we don't have the Markovic-Grujic combination to put the icing on the cake! It's a fine daydream' Heimdall. Dream away.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #160: May 01, 2019 02:04:40 pm
      Like the 4-0 pasting we put on them at Wembley a preseason ago. But we don't have the Markovic-Grujic combination to put the icing on the cake! It's a fine daydream' Heimdall. Dream away.

      I'm not saying we win 4-0 but I just think it will be a no hassle draw or win to us. BTW that result will be earned by a hell of a lot of hard work by the lads.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #162: May 01, 2019 02:18:06 pm

      Haven't seen or heard anything official but a mate text me and said someone chucked an old man into the fountain in Barcelona.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #163: May 01, 2019 02:19:39 pm
      Its the other way round for me  the onus is on them,most sides hope to score when they go there I expect us to score   we score first and they are in all sorts
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #164: May 01, 2019 02:22:39 pm
      If Bob isn't fit then I would go for Origi, pace to burn and they play a high line.

      We should be looking for balls over the top every time we nick it off them in our half.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #165: May 01, 2019 02:32:12 pm
      Feels like a bit of a free hit this one for me given our record at Anfield on big European nights. I do feel we could come out of it with a draw if not a win would be delighted with either.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #166: May 01, 2019 02:37:23 pm
      Haven't seen or heard anything official but a mate text me and said someone chucked an old man into the fountain in Barcelona.

      Couple of people thrown in a fountain, somebody racially abused a local and a bit of a mess left in one of the squares
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #167: May 01, 2019 02:40:56 pm
      This is our best chance for a trophy again this year.

      Scary to think so with 91 points on the board in the league after 36 games but what can you do.

      Klopp has never lost a 2 leg tie as Liverpool manager but never won a final. One of those is changing this season and it will be latter!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #168: May 01, 2019 02:46:16 pm

      Bunch of divis in the main square in Barca, drunk as usual, pushing bystanders into the big fountain and laughing the heads off. Hope the club identify those responsible and ban them for life. Yet another own goal by Liverpool fans abroad. Don't the idiots ever learn?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #169: May 01, 2019 02:50:03 pm
      A fairly slow midfield and CB pairing, I hope Klopp doesn’t pick a team just to stifle, they are there for the taking.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #170: May 01, 2019 02:54:12 pm
      I hope we go there to night and play our game, and not try and be to overly defensive... I don't believe that Barca finds it comfortable playing against our or Klopp's style of football....

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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #171: May 01, 2019 02:55:04 pm
      A fairly slow midfield and CB pairing, I hope Klopp doesn’t pick a team just to stifle, they are there for the taking.

      ^^^^^^^^^^
      The Man said it
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #172: May 01, 2019 03:00:08 pm
      Bunch of divis in the main square in Barca, drunk as usual, pushing bystanders into the big fountain and laughing the heads off. Hope the club identify those responsible and ban them for life. Yet another own goal by Liverpool fans abroad. Don't the idiots ever learn?
      One of my mate summed it up clearly.... People drink to much, then someone has to go for the big one.... Let the local police deal with them, no help of the Club or Foreign office. Bang them up, and when they get out and return to England  ban them for Five years form any LFC match
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #173: May 01, 2019 03:26:45 pm
      Haven't seen or heard anything official but a mate text me and said someone chucked an old man into the fountain in Barcelona.
      Been pretty big on social media apparently; we're getting a bit of a slating over it.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final Wed 1st May 20:00KO
      Reply #174: May 01, 2019 04:13:07 pm
      I can see us dominating the game with us having the lions share of possession, they rely heavily on supplying Messi and in turn him creating space for you know who, so thwarting the supply whenever possible will be good for us,
      Their defence is suspect and will have nightmares coping with the constant movement of the fun boy three, while our back line are busying themselves keeping them at bay we can take advantage with our fast paced attack,
      I'd love to get  early goal, not only to settle us but to throw down the gauntlet saying, go on then, come out and play if you dare,

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