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

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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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      TAA-----Gomez-----VvD-----Robbo
      -----Ox------Hendo------Gini-------
      --Salah-----Firmino---------Mane--

      Subs: Adrian, Lovren, Matip, Fabinho, Ketia, Minamino, Origi
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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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