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      Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO

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      Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Nov 24, 2019 10:05:09 am
      A point is needed out of our final 2 group games to confirm our place in the knockout stages.

      Fresh from our hard fought victory against Palace on Saturday, we host Napoli, who are a point behind us in Group E, with 8 points.

      Domestically, Napoli sit 7th in Serie A, after an indifferent start to their campaign. They drew 1-1 away against AC Milan on Saturday, this was the team they fielded:

      Meret

      Di Lorenzo
      Maksimovic
      Koulibaly
      Hysaj

      Callejon
      Allan
      Zielinski
      Elmas

      Lozano
      Insigne

      I expect us to have the same squad available as we did against Palace with Matip’s return date still uncertain and Klopp saying Shaqiri needs to get match fit before he’s included in a match day squad.

      Fabinho is suspended for our next Premier League game so I expect him to start this one.

      Alisson

      Alexander-Arnold
      Gomez
      Van Dijk
      Robertson

      Henderson (c)
      Fabinho
      Oxlade-Chamberlain

      Salah
      Firmino
      Mane

      Subs:

      Adrian
      Lovren
      Keita
      Milner
      Wijnaldum
      Lallana
      Origi

      I can see Oxlade playing a vital part in this game, I think his powerful running from midfield could be the difference.

      It would be nice to see Keita, Lallana and Origi come off the bench and try to get some rhythm going as we are going to be relying on them to come on in games and make an impact over the course of the season.

      I can see Napoli giving us a good game, as expected, but I think we will win this 3-1.

      YNWA ⚽️⚽️
      « Last Edit: Nov 25, 2019 08:59:06 am by JD »
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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #1: Nov 24, 2019 10:18:20 am
      Napoli on a bad run, from what I can see they haven't won since 23/10/19 against Salzburg.

      One defeat to Roma and the rest they've drew since that win in Salzburg.

      3 points in this one please Reds to top the group with a game to spare to enable us to rest a lot of the lads against Salzburg during our hectic December.

      I'm going to this one and f**king buzzing for it so if anyone's about for a lot of beer before hand I'll be knocking about from about 2pm.
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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #2: Nov 24, 2019 10:34:00 am
      Send them packing like the last couple of times they've played at Anfield



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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #3: Nov 24, 2019 11:23:53 am
      Think Keita will play this with Gini having a breather. Possibly Milner and would let Bobby have a rest here with Origi taking is place and Mo to return
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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #4: Nov 24, 2019 11:49:07 am
      Think Keita will play this with Gini having a breather. Possibly Milner and would let Bobby have a rest here with Origi taking is place and Mo to return

      Dont think the front-3 or the back-4 will be rested for this game. Think of it this way - we win this and we finish top of the group, making the Salzburg game a dead rubber. Given that game is on a Tuesday after the Sat 3pm kickoff away at Bournemouth, Jürgen would possibly field the likes of Origi, Shaq, Ox, Lallana and Milly in Austria. I do think Keita could start tomorrow alongside Fab and Hendo.

      About time we had a clean sheet. Let's do this Red Men.. 2-0!!
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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #5: Nov 24, 2019 11:54:13 am
      All kinds of internal stuff going on within Napoli with the owner as well, threatening to sell half the squad etc.
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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #6: Nov 24, 2019 12:25:55 pm
      The first of three consecutive games at fortress Anfield.

      Love it
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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #7: Nov 24, 2019 12:52:40 pm
      Get the win, top the group and give us a game off during a hectic schedule.
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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #8: Nov 24, 2019 08:30:04 pm
      Well I can almost guarantee that c**t Mertens scores against us. Who will get our 3?  :D :D :D
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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #9: Nov 24, 2019 08:54:42 pm
      Napoli on a bad run, from what I can see they haven't won since 23/10/19 against Salzburg.

      One defeat to Roma and the rest they've drew since that win in Salzburg.

      3 points in this one please Reds to top the group with a game to spare to enable us to rest a lot of the lads against Salzburg during our hectic December.

      I'm going to this one and f**king buzzing for it so if anyone's about for a lot of beer before hand I'll be knocking about from about 2pm.

      I totally agree with you higgy,get the 3 points and play the kids for the last game.I trust Jürgen and the REDS to secure our place in the knock out stage .
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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #10: Nov 24, 2019 09:41:52 pm
      A point is needed out of our final 2 group games to confirm our place in the knockout stages.

      Not true. If we draw against Napoli and Salzburg win their last two, we could go out. We need a win here.
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      Re: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #11: Nov 24, 2019 11:47:09 pm
      A point is needed out of our final 2 group games to confirm our place in the knockout stages.

      Fresh from our hard fought victory against Palace on Saturday, we host Napoli, who are a point behind us in Group E, with 8 points.

      Domestically, Napoli sit 7th in Serie A, after an indifferent start to their campaign. They drew 1-1 away against AC Milan on Saturday, this was the team they fielded:

      Meret

      Di Lorenzo
      Maksimovic
      Koulibaly
      Hysaj

      Callejon
      Allan
      Zielinski
      Elmas

      Lozano
      Insigne

      I expect us to have the same squad available as we did against Palace with Matip’s return date still uncertain and Klopp saying Shaqiri needs to get match fit before he’s included in a match day squad.

      Fabinho is suspended for our next Premier League game so I expect him to start this one.

      Alisson

      Alexander-Arnold
      Gomez
      Van Dijk
      Robertson

      Henderson (c)
      Fabinho
      Oxlade-Chamberlain

      Salah
      Firmino
      Mane

      Subs:

      Adrian
      Lovren
      Keita
      Milner
      Wijnaldum
      Lallana
      Origi

      I can see Oxlade playing a vital part in this game, I think his powerful running from midfield could be the difference.

      It would be nice to see Keita, Lallana and Origi come off the bench and try to get some rhythm going as we are going to be relying on them to come on in games and make an impact over the course of the season.

      I can see Napoli giving us a good game, as expected, but I think we will win this 3-1.

      YNWA ⚽️⚽️

      Sorry, but this is not the game where Jürgen is going to be giving ANYONE from his first choice lineup a breather. Lovren and Gini will start. This is a proper European night and a big part of why players sign with the club. The league match at the weekend will be the time to rotate a bit, but not for this game. This is the team I expect:

      NB: Team no longer available
       
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #12: Nov 25, 2019 09:41:01 am
      Alisson

      Alexander Arnold
      Lovren
      Van Dijk
      Robertson

      Fabinho
      Oxlade
      Keita

      Mane
      Firmino
      Origi
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #13: Nov 25, 2019 10:04:12 am
      Play the strongest team here and get the win, its absolutely vital we win this match so that the Salzburg game becomes a dead rubber.

      I actually fancy us to dish out an Anfield arse kicking in this game, someone is due a thrashing and why not Napoli with their "charming" fans.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #14: Nov 25, 2019 11:23:31 am
      Alisson

      Alexander Arnold
      Lovren
      Van Dijk
      Robertson

      Fabinho
      Oxlade
      Keita

      Mane
      Firmino
      Origi

      Would love to see this with Salah in for Origi.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #15: Nov 25, 2019 01:24:43 pm
      Dont think the front-3 or the back-4 will be rested for this game. Think of it this way - we win this and we finish top of the group, making the Salzburg game a dead rubber. Given that game is on a Tuesday after the Sat 3pm kickoff away at Bournemouth, Jürgen would possibly field the likes of Origi, Shaq, Ox, Lallana and Milly in Austria. I do think Keita could start tomorrow alongside Fab and Hendo.

      About time we had a clean sheet. Let's do this Red Men.. 2-0!!

      this is how I see it too.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #16: Nov 25, 2019 01:39:58 pm
      Smash the cu*ts.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #17: Nov 25, 2019 01:53:41 pm
      its absolutely vital we win this match so that the Salzburg game becomes a dead rubber.

      I agree entirely with that. 

      Like I've mentioned elsewhere I'm also interested to see just how Liverpool then approach a game that is, in effect meaningless, but worth about £2.5M.

      Napoli don't seem to be pulling up any trees in Serie A, although arguably their best two performances in the group stage last year were against us.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #18: Nov 25, 2019 02:55:20 pm
      Just need to get the job done here, that Koulabily is some player so if we can get the beating of him we should win fairly comfortably as I can't see them causing our defence many problems.

      Few tickets popping up on the website for this too if anybody is interested (Lower Annie Rd / Upper Main) - Late availability so I don't think you'll need any credits. Just a membership
      « Last Edit: Nov 25, 2019 03:23:54 pm by TameImpala »
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #19: Nov 25, 2019 03:11:51 pm
      Napoli’s style of play seems to disrupt us. Similar to United, they always turn up against us. Just one of those teams.

      Salah’s goal last year was one of my all times favs, we played so well and had many opportunities but still only won by one goal.

      Can we have a stress free evening for once?

      I think we’ll win 2-0, Firmino and Salah.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #20: Nov 25, 2019 04:39:46 pm
      Insigne set to miss this one with an elbow injury.

      Good news if true.
      « Last Edit: Nov 25, 2019 04:59:35 pm by higgy_sham »
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #21: Nov 25, 2019 04:59:00 pm
      NB: Team no longer available

      I would rest Salah and Robertson. Would play Fabinho since he's suspended next Saturday and rotate Trent.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #22: Nov 25, 2019 05:08:47 pm
      Day before thanksgiving afternoon sesh at the pub,lovely stuff,just don't ruin the holiday  for John and Linda lads!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #23: Nov 25, 2019 05:09:20 pm
      7th in the Serie A...but got a credible 1-1 away to Inter who are 2nd to Juve. Need to play full strength team, but only risk MO if he's really ready for the full 90 +.

      Put this one away and we can concentrate on the league.

      2-0
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Napoli Weds 27th November 20:00 KO
      Reply #24: Nov 25, 2019 05:10:39 pm
      NB: Team no longer available

      I would rest Salah and Robertson. Would play Fabinho since he's suspended next Saturday and rotate Trent.

      IDK, i think he goes with the strongest 11 that he has available, this is a massive match in that it allows us the freedom to wrap everything up early and rest everybody in the match against red bull.

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