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      Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)

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      Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Feb 10, 2020 04:33:43 pm
      Pardon the early start but am looking forward to seeing the first team again.

      Like a lot of the teams we face in coming weeks, Norwich is facing relegation, although nobody is in more dire straits than the East Anglia side, dead last and 7 points from safety. Saying that, they do own a home win over Manchester City this season and their striker Teemu Pukki was the subject of an intense, one-man "Buy Him" campaign on our boards this season (no prize for guessing which poster).

      On paper there is no question about the outcome, but as always, Jürgen will be making sure nothing is taken for granted.

      « Last Edit: Feb 11, 2020 10:32:36 am by JD »
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 15:00 GMT,)
      Reply #1: Feb 10, 2020 04:33:53 pm
      I see in training today Sadio Mane and James Milner are back at it. The article I read said Shaqiri is the only player still missing, but in the pics posted on the official site I did not see Minamino involved. I wondered if maybe the bad weather caused issue with his travel plans.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 15:00 GMT,)
      Reply #2: Feb 10, 2020 04:59:46 pm
      Ya got the wrong kick off time its the 12.30 eastern,5.30 u.k time.Game is on NBC here.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 15:00 GMT,)
      Reply #3: Feb 10, 2020 05:13:18 pm
      Their only happy Suarez has buggered off...12 in 6..3 top hats..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Kfc7dIcaA


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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 15:00 GMT,)
      Reply #4: Feb 10, 2020 05:18:50 pm
      Ya got the wrong kick off time its the 12.30 eastern,5.30 u.k time.Game is on NBC here.

      Cheers. Fixed.

      I told you I couldn't wait.  :D
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #5: Feb 10, 2020 05:27:14 pm
      If we play at 70% it will still be too much for them if we hit anything in the 90;s its going to be painful for Deliah.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #6: Feb 10, 2020 06:05:01 pm
      Come on Delia, let's be having you...
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #7: Feb 10, 2020 06:23:52 pm
      Smash the cu*ts.

      3 more down.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #8: Feb 10, 2020 06:40:57 pm
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #9: Feb 10, 2020 08:19:20 pm

      Would really surprise me if Gini doesn't play.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #10: Feb 10, 2020 08:31:02 pm
      Should be an easy win if we turn up and are focused, need to watch out for Teemu though, hell of a player 😉
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #11: Feb 10, 2020 08:35:45 pm
      Always hate this break between games, especially when we are playing this well, always that concern of losing momentum.

      Fab, Hendo and Keita midfield. Rest of the team picks itself.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #12: Feb 10, 2020 09:58:20 pm
      Always hate this break between games, especially when we are playing this well, always that concern of losing momentum.

      Fab, Hendo and Keita midfield. Rest of the team picks itself.

      Would you expect Gini to return for Atletico then?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #13: Feb 10, 2020 10:21:04 pm
      A win on the cards and another 3 points, with a win by a decent margin.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #14: Feb 10, 2020 10:22:24 pm
      Hate these long break, seems to really disrupt our momentum. Wouldn't be surprised to see the boys come out of the blocks slowly and then ramp it up 2nd half and run a way with a comfortable win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #15: Feb 10, 2020 10:33:10 pm
      Will he risk Mane for two games in 72 hrs ?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #16: Feb 10, 2020 10:45:26 pm
      Would you expect Gini to return for Atletico then?


      Wouldn't surprise me. Of our midfielders in the last few games Gini has looked the most "off". Probably not the right word for it, just hasn't been playing as well as Hendo and Ox, looked more in need of a rest than them and I think Keita in his cameo's since his injury has looked sharper too and deserves the start. Just think we are likely to start Keita with Hendo and Fab because he looks so sharp and as though his form is going to carry on from before he got injured. Norwich is the perfect game to get him back starting IMO.

      I didn't realise we had Atletico on Tuesday, I though it was the week after, which is why I said the rest of the team picks itself, so maybe them 3 and Ox or Gini will start too with Mane coming on from the bench and then starting Tuesday. Ox did finally look a lot more natural in that forward position vs Saints so maybe we will look to carry that on into the Norwich game. There shouldn't be any need to try and rush Mane with a massive game just days later.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #17: Feb 10, 2020 11:13:19 pm
      Difficult decisions in the next week really (difficult to guess - Klopp's got an abundance of riches).  Normally I would have expected him to maybe leave Fabinho out v Norwich, and play him v Atletico.

      But the last I saw of Fab he wasn't back up to his usual standard. 

      So because of that I reckon Fabinho and Keita in the starting line up v Norwich - leaves two of the three, Hendo, Ox and Gini to go to Atletico fresh, perhaps? 

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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #18: Feb 11, 2020 07:04:10 am
      Having a break has been a worry before but the lads have been dealing with it a lot better in recent times.

      Think it will be comfortable in the end and they must hate playing us, always putting a few past them. Same again 0-3
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #19: Feb 11, 2020 08:36:54 am
      Wouldnt want anyone starting Tuesday not to play some part Saturday been 2 weeks since last game more than enough time to be rested . Mane is the only one who may need easing in
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #20: Feb 11, 2020 08:41:03 am
      I am looking forward to us making birdseed out of those canaries.We will be far too strong for them and the lads will be raring to go after the break.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT,)
      Reply #21: Feb 11, 2020 09:43:50 am
      Jürgen loves continuation so i’m guessing he’ll give most of his team for Atleti a run out against Norwich.

      Alisson
      Trent
      Gomez
      VVD
      Milner

      Fabinho
      Henderson
      Ox

      Salah
      Origi
      Bobby

      Mané, Lallana and Keita probably the planned subs.

      Start well and crush them out of the game by half time.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #22: Feb 11, 2020 11:49:19 am
      Hope I'm wrong but it might be a game too early for Mane, last thing we want is to rush him back and he relapses putting him out for the Atleti game's, id ease him back in off the bench,

      Of course we're gonna win this,  only question is how many, el pistolero terrorised these , bagging a hat-trick of hat-tricks back in the day, So I'd absolutely have a hard-on if Mo got a triple against them too,

      Someone is due a right f***in battering from us, we've had our wee mini break but now we are chomping at the bit, starved of game time ,totally refreshed,
       
      Poor old Norwich.


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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #23: Feb 11, 2020 11:51:11 am
      Jürgen loves continuation so i’m guessing he’ll give most of his team for Atleti a run out against Norwich.

      Alisson
      Trent
      Gomez
      VVD
      Milner

      Fabinho
      Henderson
      Ox

      Salah
      Origi
      Bobby

      Mané, Lallana and Keita probably the planned subs.

      Start well and crush them out of the game by half time.

      Is Robbo injured?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #24: Feb 11, 2020 11:53:03 am

      He's not injured, I guess they just didn't include him.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #25: Feb 11, 2020 11:55:47 am
      He's not injured, I guess they just didn't include him.

      If he's not injured, he plays, as good as Milner is I'd chose Robbo over him at LB every time.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #26: Feb 11, 2020 01:48:01 pm
      If he's not injured, he plays, as good as Milner is I'd chose Robbo over him at LB every time.

      Milner needs games, Jürgen will want him for the next few months and he probably won’t get thrown in to the midfield first-up. Good way to ease him back and let Robbo take care of himself - he had an ankle knock not long ago and then proceeded to play every meaningful fixture. No idea if he’s still carrying that but 🤷🏻‍♂️

      Robbo starts in everyone’s preferred XI if we’re going full strength.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #27: Feb 11, 2020 03:07:35 pm
      From memory we are usually a little rusty after a long break. Takes us a while to find our 'rhythm' as Jürgen calls it and then late on in games a few players start to feel it and tire.

      Norwich a funny old team because they can play some good stuff but haven't picked up anywhere near the points of yard dog teams like Villa and Newcastle. They put in a good display against us but we beat them easily on the scoreline in the first game of the season and I think this one could be similar.

      I'm expecting chances either end, but with us having better players across the board I think in a game where they may go toe to toe with us, we should after 90 minutes come out with 3 or 4 goals.

      That being said any win will do!!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #28: Feb 11, 2020 03:41:36 pm
      Hope I'm wrong but it might be a game too early for Mane, last thing we want is to rush him back and he relapses putting him out for the Atleti game's, id ease him back in off the bench,

      Of course we're gonna win this,  only question is how many, el pistolero terrorised these , bagging a hat-trick of hat-tricks back in the day, So I'd absolutely have a hard-on if Mo got a triple against them too,

      Someone is due a right f***in battering from us, we've had our wee mini break but now we are chomping at the bit, starved of game time ,totally refreshed,
       
      Poor old Norwich.


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      I could see Mane beginning the game on the bench, with an eye toward him playing 20-30 minutes as a lead-in to starting vs. Atletico Madrid. MAYBE Jürgen does that with a few others with an eye toward Tuesday and playing a  third game in a week the following weekend.

      But full strength Saturday wouldn't surprise me either.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #29: Feb 11, 2020 04:34:16 pm
      Would expect Jürgen to have an eye on Athletico.
      So could be a few changes to the 'normal' starting XI.
      We need to keep winning in the PL sure, but for the away CL tie we need to go strong.
      These are good problems, balancing the PL and CL :)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #30: Feb 11, 2020 04:36:57 pm
      Milner needs games, Jürgen will want him for the next few months and he probably won’t get thrown in to the midfield first-up. Good way to ease him back and let Robbo take care of himself - he had an ankle knock not long ago and then proceeded to play every meaningful fixture. No idea if he’s still carrying that but 🤷🏻‍♂️

      Robbo starts in everyone’s preferred XI if we’re going full strength.

      So you rest Robbo for Athletico at which point he hasn't played for 2.5 weeks, risky!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #31: Feb 11, 2020 04:38:49 pm
      Would expect Jürgen to have an eye on Athletico.
      So could be a few changes to the 'normal' starting XI.
      We need to keep winning in the PL sure, but for the away CL tie we need to go strong.
      These are good problems, balancing the PL and CL :)

      are you suggesting players need more of a rest after a 2 week break?

      I say play full strength here and against Atletico and if need be rest some players against our next victims at Anfield.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #32: Feb 11, 2020 04:45:24 pm
      are you suggesting players need more of a rest after a 2 week break?


      Guess you look and see who's the tougher opponent and plan accordingly - given its 2 matches in 4 days, might not be the same team in both.  But lets see what Jürgen decides, he general gets it right.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #33: Feb 11, 2020 04:49:24 pm
      Guess you look and see who's the tougher opponent and plan accordingly - given its 2 matches in 4 days, might not be the same team in both.  But lets see what Jürgen decides, he general gets it right.

      I have 100% faith in Jürgen and the coaching staff on this.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #34: Feb 11, 2020 05:53:44 pm
      Would really surprise me if Gini doesn't play.


      We need him for the Champions League.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #35: Feb 11, 2020 10:06:25 pm
      Feel some sympathy for Norwich. started the season so well.


      Its the Premier League though and its ruthless.


      Reds to keep rolling.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #36: Feb 11, 2020 11:52:39 pm
      So you rest Robbo for Athletico at which point he hasn't played for 2.5 weeks, risky!

      It’s not rest. It’s finding minutes for Milner.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #37: Feb 12, 2020 09:32:15 am
      Probably the best option is to give Millie and Robbo a half each, and the same with Fab, Hendo, Gini Ox, and Mane Minamino.
      That way, the pre injured players get eased in rather than rushed in, and everyone get time to shake off the cobwebs prior to Atletico in the week.


      I’ll let Jürgen know 🤣
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #38: Feb 12, 2020 10:01:01 am
      Klopp will go full strength, no mucking about.

      100% fit squad, all rested all firing ready for final leg of season.

      Said above, were due to give someone a doing, Norwich could be done by 5 or 6 saturday,
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #39: Feb 12, 2020 10:06:34 am
      3 points is all I want 😁
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #40: Feb 12, 2020 10:29:09 am
      Norwich aren't as bad as they have points. They have been very unlucky with struggling to score when being on top...Will be tough game.

      What is with this weather warnings for saturday?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #41: Feb 12, 2020 10:48:08 am
      It’s not rest. It’s finding minutes for Milner.

      So you weaken the team just to accommodate Milner, how odd? BTW if we are 4-0 up with 15 minutes to play then I'd be ok with giving James a few minutes, but certainly not starting him and I'd much prefer him to play in midfield than LB.

      I think some on here are in danger of underestimating Norwich, I think this match could be a potential banana skin if we are to cavalier and complacent about it, its certainly not a game for experimentation after a 2 week break where we might be a bit rusty.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #42: Feb 12, 2020 10:54:12 am
      Norwich aren't as bad as they have points. They have been very unlucky with struggling to score when being on top...Will be tough game.

      What is with this weather warnings for saturday?

      Another storm is on the way, Storm Dennis - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-storm-dennis-ciara-met-office-forecast-travel-flood-rain-a9330576.html. It's not expected to be as bad as Ciara was, though.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #43: Feb 12, 2020 11:45:30 am
      Difficult decisions in the next week really (difficult to guess - Klopp's got an abundance of riches).  Normally I would have expected him to maybe leave Fabinho out v Norwich, and play him v Atletico.

      But the last I saw of Fab he wasn't back up to his usual standard. 

      So because of that I reckon Fabinho and Keita in the starting line up v Norwich - leaves two of the three, Hendo, Ox and Gini to go to Atletico fresh, perhaps? 



      Fresh or rusty given the time off? I would play the full team that he intends to play Atletico with bar maybe Mane. We can then sub off three of these in the second half.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #44: Feb 12, 2020 11:52:03 am
      Could be a bit of a tricky one. They've got have the capability to play some good stuff as they did against City earlier in the season. Also at that stage where teams down the bottom end seem to find an extra 5-10% as they're fighting for their lives to stay up.

      That being said we always bladder Norwich. They've got a much more attacking style of play than what you'd expect of teams at the bottom end of the table so it's a possibility we could really open them up and hit them for a few

      Will just be happy with the 3 points via any means
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #45: Feb 12, 2020 12:20:45 pm
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      Personally think we’ll see something like this but wouldn’t be surprised if Klopp slots someone else in place of one of the full-backs and obviously midfield is anyone’s guess.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #46: Feb 12, 2020 01:11:30 pm
      its going to be hard to get into the midfield now with competition high exactly as it should be. An early goal would be brilliant but this team has so many ways to win a game its almost impossible to say who will be the match winner this week.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #47: Feb 12, 2020 10:20:31 pm
      So you weaken the team just to accommodate Milner, how odd? BTW if we are 4-0 up with 15 minutes to play then I'd be ok with giving James a few minutes, but certainly not starting him and I'd much prefer him to play in midfield than LB.

      Okay.

      I think some on here are in danger of underestimating Norwich, I think this match could be a potential banana skin if we are to cavalier and complacent about it, its certainly not a game for experimentation after a 2 week break where we might be a bit rusty.

      They're seven points off safety and we're without peer :)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #48: Feb 13, 2020 06:02:36 am
      I think Klopp will play pretty much most of the guys he plans on using for the game in Madrid. Just coming off break there shouldn't be much issue with fitness playing two games in quick succession and they will get their rest if needed when we play West Ham. Given the way Norwich play I wonder if they will do what Soton tried which is try to take the game to us and press us and leave us with lots of space to attack (if we are prepared for it), pretty much a nothing to lose situation given they look most likely to finish bottom of the league.

      Line-up pretty much settled, if Mane is fit enough I would start him and give em 60 minutes to shake some rust off him and would continue with Ox in the middle over Fabinho given recent form.

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      --Salah-----Firmino---------Mane--

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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #49: Feb 13, 2020 10:07:19 am
      I think Mane misses out but makes the bench and I think Fab plays one or the other and not both of these games.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #50: Feb 13, 2020 11:33:51 am

      Who's afraid of the storm? I've a tip for you.

      When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the dark.
      At the end of a storm, there's a golden sky and the sweet silver song of a lark.
      Walk on through the wind. Walk on through the rain, though your dreams be tossed and blown.
      Walk on. Walk on with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone. You'll never walk alone.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #51: Feb 13, 2020 01:20:23 pm
      It seems an age since we last played.

      Strongest team possible, get the game won ASAP then make changes ready for Atleti.

      YNWA
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #52: Feb 13, 2020 01:40:20 pm
      It seems an age since we last played.

      Strongest team possible, get the game won ASAP then make changes ready for Atleti.

      YNWA

      Just hope we are sharp & up to speed ..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #53: Feb 13, 2020 03:55:15 pm
      Just hope we are sharp & up to speed ..

      In fairness there is no reason we should be any less sharp than Norwich, who have had the same break, it might be a bit of a scrappy game but I'm fairly confident we'll get it won, hopefully by a healthy margin.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #54: Feb 13, 2020 07:58:58 pm
      What about:

      Adrian
      Williams, Matip, Lovren, Milner
      Lallana, Keita, Ox
      Minamino, Origi, Jones

      Then 11 changes for Atletico?

       ;D
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #55: Feb 13, 2020 10:12:28 pm
      All the Lads look really well rested and raring to go,
      Cant wait its felt like a summer break not a winter one. Just been watching Luis scoring against Norwich...what a scoring beast he was.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #56: Feb 13, 2020 10:27:36 pm
      Every time I think of Norwich, can't help but think Of Luis  :) :) :) :)  ....he f**king tormented them and I have a massive feeling Sadio is going to do the same this weekend.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #57: Feb 14, 2020 10:04:13 am
      What about:

      Adrian
      Williams, Matip, Lovren, Milner
      Lallana, Keita, Ox
      Minamino, Origi, Jones

      Then 11 changes for Atletico?

       ;D
      no, players cant go into the atletico game without playing a match in 2 and a half weeks, full strength saturday.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #58: Feb 14, 2020 10:08:01 am
      no, players cant go into the atletico game without playing a match in 2 and a half weeks, full strength saturday.

      I don't think Jürgen takes "risks" he will want to see his players are game ready for Athletico and if all goes well sub them later on.
      This is a perfect game to get back up to speed after a break.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #59: Feb 14, 2020 10:12:35 am
      looking at the forecast I wouldn't be at all surprised if its called off. Norwich is going to get 60mph winds at 5pm you cant play football in that.
      The safety of the travelling fans is also a factor but hopefully if it is off they announce it early enough before they start making their Journey.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #60: Feb 14, 2020 11:34:57 am
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      No Olympics decision yet on Salah
      Norwich v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

      Liverpool

      Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp starts by providing an update on the chances of Mohamed Salah representing Egypt at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

      He said: "Do I want to lose a player during pre-season? Of course not. But we have to consider different things.

      "We need more information. How would it look? When will preparation start? Nobody has really contacted us so far. So no decision made yet but we'll see."

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      Tokyo 2020 decision with Liverpool & Salah - Egypt boss

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      Earlier this week we reported on how Egypt coach Shawky Gharib said that Mohamed Salah's potential involvement at Tokyo 2020 will be a decision for the player and his club Liverpool.

      The forward, 27, is on Egypt's provisional 50-man list for the football tournament, which will hold its final on 8 August - the first day of the 2020-21 Premier League season.

      "We cannot force Salah to participate with us," Gharib told Reuters.

      The tournament is for under-23 teams but three over-age players are allowed.

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      Klopp's not underestimating Canaries
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      Liverpool

      It's top versus bottom at Carrow Road on Saturday but Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp will be taking nothing for granted.

      He said: "People think it will be easy because they don't really think about it and they only watch the table but we know about the problems we can have - and we know about the problems we can cause them as well."

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      'Make this game the most important of our lives'
      Norwich v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

      Jürgen Klopp is still only focused on the next game rather than entertaining title talk. That's worked pretty well for Liverpool so far so why change now?

      "Norwich is obviously my first concern," said the German boss. "We have prepared ourselves since Monday for this game. We didn't speak about anything else.

      "We have no other chance than to make this game the most important game of our lives. Play it on Saturday and try with all we have to win it."

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      Klopp pleased with mid-season break
      Norwich v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

      Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp added: "We sent players all over the world, we wanted them really to rest. I can see a difference in training.

      "But it's not about seeing a difference against Norwich, it's about using this time for rest and recovery."

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      Mane & Milner in contention
      Norwich v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

      With Sadio Mane and James Milner having recovered from injury, Jürgen Klopp has no qualms about putting them straight back in at Carrow Road.

      "Of course they are in contention," he said. "It looks like - and I hope it stays like this - apart from [Xherdan] Shaqiri, [Nathaniel] Clyne and [Paul] Glatzel, all players are in training."

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      Playing through pain is normal - Klopp
      Norwich v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

      Jürgen Klopp feels the mid-season break came at a good time, after a busy festive period, given the condition of his players.

      "I was a player myself," he said. "When I look back it feels like I played through 80% of the time with pain. Nobody appreciated that because I played still bad so it didn't help. Nobody asked then.

      "It is completely normal for a professional football player to play through pain. That's how it is.

      "After that long period in December-January, there was no player in the squad who had no pain. Everybody had something."

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      Klopp's an admirer of the Canaries' football
      Norwich v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

      Like Jürgen Klopp, Norwich boss Daniel Farke coached at Borussia Dortmund before heading to England.

      "I really admire that Norwich stick to their principles," Klopp added. "It's really good football, super coaching. You can see all the patterns on the pitch, all the movements - that's from the training ground.

      "They've caused 95% of all teams real problems. They've lost a lot of these games, that's why they're in the situation they are, but for me, on the outside, it looks like a club that really sticks together."

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      'It was a good warning for us'
      Norwich v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

      Jürgen Klopp remembers the impressive performance of Daniel Farke's side in the opening game of the season, when the Canaries took the game to Liverpool but ultimately lost.

      He said: "We scored four, they scored one, but they had much more chances in that game. That's what we have to think about.

      "It was a really good warning and a good start in the season for us. It was early and we were not that consistent at that time."

      The Liverpool boss added: "Now both teams are in a different situation but we will feel the quality of Norwich and we have to make sure they feel our quality."

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      A dream preparation week for Klopp
      Norwich v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

      Jürgen Klopp said: "The dream of a manager is to have a full week to prepare for a game. You have intense training sessions which you normally cannot have. Usually the most intense session is the game.

      "So we use that week, we train hard. You don't really lose anything. You find your own rhythm again."
      « Last Edit: Feb 14, 2020 12:10:34 pm by sms1986 »
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #61: Feb 14, 2020 12:38:35 pm
      looking at the forecast I wouldn't be at all surprised if its called off. Norwich is going to get 60mph winds at 5pm you cant play football in that.
      The safety of the travelling fans is also a factor but hopefully if it is off they announce it early enough before they start making their Journey.

      hmm yes, I just saw that, that would be really sh*t and put us in a big disadvantage going into the Ateltico match.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #62: Feb 14, 2020 12:50:50 pm
      Can't see it being called off. Yellow warning isn't too bad, games have been played in similar & even harsher conditions in the not too distant past. Quality of football will probably be worse than we're used to but that's about it
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #63: Feb 14, 2020 01:22:34 pm
      Can't see it being called off. Yellow warning isn't too bad, games have been played in similar & even harsher conditions in the not too distant past. Quality of football will probably be worse than we're used to but that's about it

      Yeah, it looks like it'll affect East Anglia less than Ciara did - https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2020-02-13/wind-warning-storm-dennis-arrives-this-weekend-what-it-means-for-the-anglia-region/.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #64: Feb 14, 2020 02:00:02 pm
      its not necessarily what happens in and around the ground (but 60-70mph wind means football is impossible ) its travelling fans having to endure dangerous driving conditions and tomorrow is just awful.  I hope I am wrong but elf and safety rules these days
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #65: Feb 14, 2020 04:55:35 pm
      no, players cant go into the atletico game without playing a match in 2 and a half weeks, full strength saturday.

      Wasn't really serious. It might be 11 other players entirely.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #66: Feb 14, 2020 04:58:38 pm
      3 gusty points please..

      Let’s be avin you..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #67: Feb 14, 2020 05:01:40 pm
      We'll just have to keep the ball on the ground and pass it not the long ball hoof sh*te we normally do.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #68: Feb 14, 2020 05:03:59 pm
      And if it'is a bit gusty what are the odds on Alisson scoring tomorrow?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #69: Feb 14, 2020 05:28:24 pm
      its not necessarily what happens in and around the ground (but 60-70mph wind means football is impossible ) its travelling fans having to endure dangerous driving conditions and tomorrow is just awful.  I hope I am wrong but elf and safety rules these days

      You could be right Walt.  The local forecast here is it is not supposed to get bad until late evening.
      But we know how often they get it wrong.
      Would be sods law as I have a ticket for this and it's in with the travelling Kop.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #70: Feb 14, 2020 06:03:16 pm
      Fingers crossed mate these things can take their own path. Hope you get to the game and see the Reds march on
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #71: Feb 14, 2020 09:10:14 pm
      Think i'm gonna do a lunchtime session at the pub for this been a while.
      chats
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #72: Feb 15, 2020 01:00:02 pm
      Weather and the two week break will make this a very tricky one.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #73: Feb 15, 2020 01:13:02 pm
      Weather and the two week break will make this a very tricky one.

      Is it definitely on?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #74: Feb 15, 2020 01:23:34 pm

      I think it would have been called off by now so probably.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #75: Feb 15, 2020 01:27:54 pm
      Fingers crossed everything goes according to plan today with the difficult weather conditions to take into consideration...I'm just hoping there's no beach balls in evidence  :o

      I'm expecting a full strength team apart from maybe Mane missing, possibly on the bench or keep him for Tuesday, maybe keeping the Ox in his place.

      Anything could happen with these winds though but hoping for a decent few goals and another sweet 3 points.

      Come on you mighty redmen as we march onto the title.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #76: Feb 15, 2020 02:48:17 pm
      Fingers crossed everything goes according to plan today with the difficult weather conditions to take into consideration...I'm just hoping there's no beach balls in evidence  :o

      I'm expecting a full strength team apart from maybe Mane missing, possibly on the bench or keep him for Tuesday, maybe keeping the Ox in his place.

      Anything could happen with these winds though but hoping for a decent few goals and another sweet 3 points.

      Come on you mighty redmen as we march onto the title.

      Forecast rain and winds of about 32MPH. Make sure any back passes have enough on them but generally the stadium might knock 8-10 MPH off the wind. Wet & Windy...0-6.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #77: Feb 15, 2020 03:14:36 pm
      So glad to have the team back in action today. 135 minutes and we're watching Liverpool!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich City v Liverpool (15th Feb 2020, 17:30 GMT)
      Reply #78: Feb 15, 2020 04:23:18 pm
      cold and sunny in Boston i'm off out.WE SHALL NOT.WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED!!

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