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      Q. LFC Man of the Match v Barcelona?

       Alisson
      0 (0%)
      Joe Gomez
      0 (0%)
      Virgil van Dijk
      2 (2.1%)
      Joel Matip
      31 (32%)
      Andy Robertson
      39 (40.2%)
       Fabinho
      7 (7.2%)
      Georginio Wijnaldum
      0 (0%)
      James Milner
      1 (1%)
      Naby Keïta
      2 (2.1%)
      Mohammed Salah
      8 (8.2%)
      Sadio Mane
      4 (4.1%)
      Roberto Firmino
      0 (0%)
      Jordan Henderson
      1 (1%)
      Divock Origi
      2 (2.1%)

      Total Members Voted: 97

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      Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion

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      Shabs
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #25: May 01, 2019 07:13:47 pm

      Bring him on 2nd half for his industry & intensity..
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #26: May 01, 2019 07:14:20 pm
      I'm happy with that to be honest, look t's not the X1 any of us expected but there are reasons why Jürgen made the changes, Gomez is more assured than Trent, more defensively minded, has pace and tackles better, he's in there to nullify Alba, Fabinho Milner Gini  &  Keita also makes sense, Keita linking up midfield and attack and thrive in there , Gini is pivotal since Bobby is missing, why risk him if he's not 100% ,  Gini is best matched for work rate and of course won't have the same touch as Firmino,  Salah & Mane speak for themselves,

      Jürgen will have a plan, the plan will have been worked on, i think we will cause them major concerns, I'm confident enough to say we won't lose tonight,  and i think we Will score,


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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #27: May 01, 2019 07:15:42 pm
      So what's the formation 4-4-2 ?

      Looks like it.  It's a Mane + Salah duo to hit them on the counter.  Keita and Robbo on the left will be our primary source of width, although Milly can deliver a good cross from the right channel.  Maybe it's the booze, but I'm not nervous at all.  I expect is to head into the 2nd leg with a comfortable lead 😎
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #28: May 01, 2019 07:15:56 pm
      Keita at the tip of the diamond then?  That what everyone thinking?
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #29: May 01, 2019 07:16:36 pm
      Keita at the tip of the diamond then?  That what everyone thinking?

      Good shout! Never thought of a diamond. Guess we will wait and see.
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #30: May 01, 2019 07:18:51 pm
      Wondering if Mane will start on the right as I put in my original line-up without Firmino.

      Mane on the right might be a good shout as it would make Alba more cautious and probably less of a threat than usual?
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #31: May 01, 2019 07:19:42 pm
      Good shout! Never thought of a diamond. Guess we will wait and see.

      PM - no Authur?! That’s a good thing mate!
      PurpleMonkey
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #32: May 01, 2019 07:25:05 pm
      PM - no Authur?! That’s a good thing mate!

      I am surprised, very surprised! Vidal adds more grit in the middle, doesn't he?
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #33: May 01, 2019 07:26:01 pm
      Vidal starting. Guess Valverde wants more muscle in the midfield.
      They fear us
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #34: May 01, 2019 07:27:44 pm
      Mane on the right might be a good shout as it would make Alba more cautious and probably less of a threat than usual?

      While Alba is good offensively, it's their left side which is their weakest. Made pretty obvious with Valverde starting Vidal who will be covering that left area because Coutinho doesn't have the lungs to run up and down the wing. It's that side we have to attack, so I'd have both Wijnaldum and Mane on that right side. Milner to cover for Robertson with Keita tucking in.

      Their right side is strongest with Messi and Rakitic, so we'll look to minimize space there. Not sure if it'll be Wijnaldum or Milner occupying that zone.

      Can't wait to see how we'll actually line up, it's really interesting and fun to see how us lot have half a dozen line ups in mind already, haha.
      FATKOPITE10
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #35: May 01, 2019 07:27:47 pm
      Mane on the right might be a good shout as it would make Alba more cautious and probably less of a threat than usual?

      Would prefer mane v roberto myself but alba is a huge threat so it makes sense
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #36: May 01, 2019 07:27:49 pm
      I am surprised, very surprised! Vidal adds more grit in the middle, doesn't he?

      His haircut makes him an automatic c**t
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #37: May 01, 2019 07:29:14 pm
      Anyone else, like me, actually relieved that Dembele isnt starting? And Vidal lacks the composure/discipline to track back as well. I'm hoping we take advantage of their left side, with Alba looking to overlap frequently.
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #38: May 01, 2019 07:30:37 pm
      Massive blow Bobby not starting and henderson I'd much prefer over milner. I can see barca totally dominating hopefully we can keep them out. I think it end 2-1barca. I think we must get an away goal tonight.
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #39: May 01, 2019 07:31:39 pm
      Would've kept TAA in. He needs to come thru these tests. He can put in world class crosses. But the biggest surprise is no starting place for Hendo. Given his current form it's a big surprise. Head scratcher.
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #40: May 01, 2019 07:32:47 pm
      Massive blow Bobby not starting and henderson I'd much prefer over milner. I can see barca totally dominating hopefully we can keep them out. I think it end 2-1barca. I think we must get an away goal tonight.

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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #41: May 01, 2019 07:33:04 pm
      Vidal is very much a bit part player isn’t he? Surely not being a regular he’s going to find it a bit difficult to last this game if we are really pushing them.
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #42: May 01, 2019 07:34:37 pm
      I expect the formation be changed to a 4-4-1-1. Naby and Salah up top.
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #43: May 01, 2019 07:34:43 pm
      Keita at the tip of the diamond then?  That what everyone thinking?

      That's how I see it.
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #44: May 01, 2019 07:37:44 pm
      I reckon it's a 451 with Milner on the right , Mane left and Salah as the lone striker.

      I think it’s more likely Keita left with Mane through the middle mate
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #45: May 01, 2019 07:41:30 pm
      3 5 2 with Milner and Robertson as wing backs?
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #46: May 01, 2019 07:42:40 pm
      Gomez at right back - not sure about that
      But Trent also looks shaky against the better teams

      Both of them so young of course
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #47: May 01, 2019 07:44:44 pm
      Excited for this, sat on a shuttle to O’Hare hoping to get there and sat down somewhere so I can watch on my phone. Let’s do this!!!
      sore monad
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #48: May 01, 2019 07:45:05 pm
      Right not to risk Bobby. Very surprised no Hendo. Jürgen still doesn't 100% trust Trent defensively, which I understand cos he's been a bit loose at times the last couple of games. Still a bit of a risk playing Joe with so little game time since his comeback, but he is defensively better than Trent so I get it.

      Don't think Jürgen will change the formation. I think he will play Milly wide in the front 3 (probably wide right, with Mo up front).

      Wasn't quite as bothered about the CL as usual this year, with the league more the priority. But, f**k me, we are close to winning it again, so let's do it. Fancy us against Ajax or Spurs if we can get past Barca. COYR!
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      Re: Live: Barcelona V Liverpool
      Reply #49: May 01, 2019 07:50:30 pm
      Interesting lineup, Gomez and Milner and Gini start, no Origi instead of Bob, and no Hendo.
      Little bit surprised, but am sure Jürgen knows what he's at.
      Massive game, its a cliché, but these ARE two teams steeped in history :)
      Good luck boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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