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      Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm

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      Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Aug 22, 2019 12:02:18 pm
      The last two remaining teams with 100% records in the Premier League clash on Saturday evening. I think this will be closer than our two previous encounters at Anfield. I think we will beat them but it will be tight. They will park the bus and try to pick us off on the counter with their attacking players, some of whom do look pretty good. I'm not sure about Adrian yet ... he made some excellent stops against Southampton but he was caught out with the ball at his feet twice in that game, and building from the goalie is a big part of our game - particularly against those sides that want to sit deep.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #1: Aug 22, 2019 12:57:49 pm
      The last two remaining teams with 100% records in the Premier League clash on Saturday evening. I think this will be closer than our two previous encounters at Anfield. I think we will beat them but it will be tight. They will park the bus and try to pick us off on the counter with their attacking players, some of whom do look pretty good. I'm not sure about Adrian yet ... he made some excellent stops against Southampton but he was caught out with the ball at his feet twice in that game, and building from the goalie is a big part of our game - particularly against those sides that want to sit deep.

      I don't think they will park the bus, their defense isn't good enough to do so. But they do have dangerous players on the counterattack and I haven't been convinced with defense so far this season so I think we will concede.

      But our attack looks pretty  exciting already this season and I'm sure Ox would love to stick one in against a team who ignored him for years.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #2: Aug 22, 2019 01:21:16 pm
      Can see us winning 4-2, neither defence is up to much at the moment, but our front 3 are better. Having said that our midfield is stronger.

      YNWA
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #3: Aug 22, 2019 01:51:24 pm
      I can't see them being too much of a threat and we are better all over the park.

      I know Emery was half joking about not wanting to play us but think there is a little bit of truth in that and they are slightly scared.

      4-1
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #4: Aug 22, 2019 02:11:21 pm
      Not as confident as usual because surely our superb home form against arsenal has to end soon?

      I’m out on a beano in Shoreditch Saturday and convinced all the lads to stop into a pub to watch this.

      Hope it doesn’t ruin what should be a pukka day
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #5: Aug 22, 2019 02:59:48 pm
      They have a good attack, but as usual their defense can be got at, could be a 3 or 4 - 1 to the mighty reds.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #6: Aug 22, 2019 04:42:52 pm
      Hoping to see our midfield really step up after a couple of days off and then a week of proper training. I do not want to see us yield control of possession for an entire half again. expecting to see Fab, Gini and Jordan as the starters in the middle.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #7: Aug 22, 2019 05:59:47 pm
      Gomez to start for me pace could be crucial
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #8: Aug 22, 2019 08:45:23 pm
      They are looking better than they were last season no doubt but are still a way off in matching us ,f***in miles away truth be told, that's not to say though that they can't give us a problem or three,

      Difficult to predict how the game will pan out, however if we play anywhere near or best they won't cope with our intensity,  they do have a few good player's and a smattering of very good ones too but defensively they are lacking , and their mids are no better than ours,

      I think we'll prove too much for them, I can see a tight game initially but once we hit our stride they'll be in a world of sh*t,

                                   Adrian
               Trent  Matip VvD Robertson
                                 Fabinho
                      Henderson  Oxlade Ch
                        Salah Firmino Mane

          Bench; Kelleher, Gomez, Milner,  Gini,
                       Divock, Lallana,  Brewster

            3-1 Mighty Redmen

            YNWA
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #9: Aug 22, 2019 09:58:23 pm
      Arsenal will always be Arsenal and are a team we should be looking to beat comfortably.

      As ever they will play an open game and we can exploit the gaps that always present themselves.

      Sort ourselves out defensively and we can get at these mercilessly.

      By the end of it, Sokratis might change his mind that Burnley are harder to defend against than we are.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #10: Aug 22, 2019 10:12:04 pm
      The only thing that worries me is the keeper. But I think the week of prep and having come through a difficult week fitness wise will be a massive benefit. I’m expecting a high energy performance by the lads and a 3-1 win. I’m at a festival on Saturday so will have to rely on phone updates to keep track of this one
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #11: Aug 22, 2019 11:06:03 pm
      A win and three points will do very nicely !
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #12: Aug 22, 2019 11:22:07 pm
      They are looking better than they were last season no doubt but are still a way off in matching us ,f***in miles away truth be told, that's not to say though that they can't give us a problem or three,

      Difficult to predict how the game will pan out, however if we play anywhere near or best they won't cope with our intensity,  they do have a few good player's and a smattering of very good ones too but defensively they are lacking , and their mids are no better than ours,

      I think we'll prove too much for them, I can see a tight game initially but once we hit our stride they'll be in a world of sh*t,

                                   Adrian
               Trent  Matip VvD Robertson
                                 Fabinho
                      Henderson  Oxlade Ch
                        Salah Firmino Mane

          Bench; Kelleher, Gomez, Milner,  Gini,
                       Divock, Lallana,  Brewster

            3-1 Mighty Redmen

            YNWA

      I won't put TAA and OX (or Naby) together when facing a top six side... too risky!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #13: Aug 23, 2019 01:22:26 am
      Hard to get a handle on this Arsenal team. Obviously we have a bit of history with Unai Emery, he was in charge of Seville when they beat us in the Europa Cup final in 2016. He also won the EC in 2014 & 2015. So his teams are not easy to beat at any time. Could well be a very difficult game.Expecting this to go down to the wire. Would not be surprised if it ended goaless.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #14: Aug 23, 2019 01:37:53 am
      Hard to get a handle on this Arsenal team. Obviously we have a bit of history with Unai Emery, he was in charge of Seville when they beat us in the Europa Cup final in 2016. He also won the EC in 2014 & 2015. So his teams are not easy to beat at any time. Could well be a very difficult game.Expecting this to go down to the wire. Would not be surprised if it ended goaless.

      Hope it does end up goalless (for them) as I've predicted our first clean sheet of the Season, albeit before Ali got injured but I never change my predictions so it may be fingers crossed and squeaky bum time! 2-0 to the Redmen COYR
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #15: Aug 23, 2019 03:22:45 am
      Hope it does end up goalless (for them) as I've predicted our first clean sheet of the Season, albeit before Ali got injured but I never change my predictions so it may be fingers crossed and squeaky bum time! 2-0 to the Redmen COYR

      Of course he was their manager for this fixture last season when we beat them 5-1, after a 1-1 draw at Emirates.

      If he can teach his players to use handball in the area for defense and not be caught (like Seville did more than once in the Europa League final), that might help his chances.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #16: Aug 23, 2019 03:52:48 am
      As is usual I go into every match believing we will win,this is no different.We have a squad of players who genuinely want to play for Jürgen Klopp and L.F.C. and you cannot buy that. :scarf:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #17: Aug 23, 2019 01:26:08 pm
      Our week of should have helped on a couple of fronts ,time to work on a few things and a bit of rest after our hectic start  .
      I'd say they have a threat up front but nothing that we cant handle
      3 points and a clean sheet would do nicely
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #18: Aug 23, 2019 01:35:00 pm
      Adrian

      Trent Matip VVD Robbo

      Fabinho Hendo Gini

      Salah Bobby Mane
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #19: Aug 23, 2019 02:35:59 pm
      Like to see better start than the past 4 games where we come out of the gates slow, there could be goals in this as i expect Arsenal to come at us which works well for use considering the type of form our front three have been in this season. I do expect goals given Arsenal poor away form but I don't expect us to keep clean sheet so the attack will be need to be on point. As for the line-up I expect Fabinho for Milner but curious to see if if they swap Hendo in for Gini/Ox. I think you will see this line-up

      ----------------Adrian---------------
      TAA-----Matip-------VvD----Robbo
      ----Gini-------Fabinho----Ox-------
      --Salah-------Firmino--------Mane

      Subs: Longergan, Gomez, Milner, Hendo, Lallana, Shiqiri, Origi
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #20: Aug 23, 2019 07:22:40 pm
      Gonna be some game at the weekend Liverpool Vs Arsenal. Joint top of the League on 6 points... with 6 Champions Leagues/European Cups between them.
      @NickyAllt

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #21: Aug 23, 2019 08:42:15 pm
      Really nervous about this one
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #22: Aug 23, 2019 09:30:45 pm
      I thought last year Arsenal were a better team than their finishing position really made out.  A lot of time for their attacking players.

      Maybe the Ozil factor had a bit of a bearing on the whole squad - seemed to be a bit of a central character that Emery needed to stamp down on.

      Think the manager has decent and expecting them to improve second season just as we did once Jürgen had a good year in England.

      As for tomorrow's game - can't see it being the usual mad affair between the two teams but I'd be made up with just getting the 3 points.  We've not been blistering so far and I don't think it will be tomorrow either.  Give me a 1-0 now.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #23: Aug 23, 2019 10:41:31 pm
      Deffo got the big game feel to it.Sky have a countdown clock.No doubt part of the hard sell to the market.But if we put them away then feel good factor will be on the up and up. Easy to say we will nail them but it's a close one.Just think the Boss might play Gomez ar RB. So much has happened to Trent in 12-18 months maybe the Boss thinks he needs careful handling. Defensively he's still learning and obviously time is on his side.

      Adrian

      Gomez  Matip  VVD  Robbo
      Ox  Hendo  Fabinho
      Salah  Bobby  Mane.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Arsenal Saturday 24th August 5:30pm
      Reply #24: Aug 23, 2019 11:55:14 pm
      Don't think we will be smashing 4 or 5 goals past them this time, can see it being a scraped win. But as long as we get the 3 points is what matters most.

      Remember last year, when we thumped them 5-1, the Maitland-Niles goal celebration really pissed me off but we soon had him feeling sorry for himself. Be nice if we can obliterate them again but my head says it wont happen...despite their defence being shocking.

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