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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #75: Oct 02, 2020 01:26:59 pm
      I think we got a good draw, looking forward to the Atalanta games as it should be open and lots of attacking football as well with Ajax.

      Not going to be a cake walk but we avoided what could of been more difficult group.

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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #76: Oct 02, 2020 01:27:24 pm
      Did a little holiday in Milan about 4 years ago and stupidly didn't go and see it. Regret that decision even more now that it's going to be knocked down!

      Went to Rome a couple of years ago and had my lad with me and was thinking of going to the stadium there but from what I remember it looked miles away from the centre and wasn't on the metro so I lazily swerved it and went to see one of the dead popes in the Vatican instead.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #77: Oct 02, 2020 07:39:42 pm
      A mate who went Inter away when Torres scored said the exact same.

      Did a little holiday in Milan about 4 years ago and stupidly didn't go and see it. Regret that decision even more now that it's going to be knocked down!

      Yea we stayed in Milan for 2 nights after a week at Lake Garda and done the tour then. Was always on my list as it's s unique and didn't disappoint.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #78: Oct 02, 2020 07:40:20 pm
      Everyone talking about going to Italy when most match-goers are really gutted about missing Amsterdam!!

      That away with the redmen would be f**king boss!
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #79: Oct 02, 2020 08:39:32 pm
      Confirmed:

      Ajax (a)
      Mitdylland (h)
      Atalanta (a)
      Atalanta (h)
      Ajax (h)
      Mitdylland (a)

      Wed-Tues-Tues-Wed-Tues-Wed
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #80: Oct 02, 2020 08:42:52 pm
      Ajax..ah takes me back.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyJD8m4x-vI&ab_channel=AdrianHoughton

      Should clean up against Ajax, Atalanta and Midy shouldn't tax us to much. Good draw.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #81: Oct 02, 2020 08:45:15 pm
      Looking forward to the Ajax ties. Id have a lot of respect for them as a club and their history
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #82: Oct 03, 2020 06:28:59 am
      Everyone talking about going to Italy when most match-goers are really gutted about missing Amsterdam!!

      That away with the redmen would be f**king boss!




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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #83: Oct 03, 2020 08:48:49 am
      Everyone talking about going to Italy when most match-goers are really gutted about missing Amsterdam!!

      That away with the redmen would be f**king boss!

      Would never see aussie red ever again
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #84: Oct 03, 2020 08:52:28 pm
      Have we only met Ajax in 1966? Think they beat us 5-1 at Anfield?? Never met in the 70s?
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #85: Oct 04, 2020 05:36:53 pm
      Have we only met Ajax in 1966? Think they beat us 5-1 at Anfield?? Never met in the 70s?

      That was 5-1 away..in the fog in Amsterdam..the home leg ended 2-2..
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #86: Oct 07, 2020 03:00:27 am
      Everyone talking about going to Italy when most match-goers are really gutted about missing Amsterdam!!

      That away with the redmen would be f**king boss!


      Clear the f**k up Covid so me and Crouchie can try to get to that game! Would be a ripping trip in many senses of the word. Hahahah


      Would never see aussie red ever again

       :D :D xxxxx:action-smiley-065:

      Spot on!

      Although I did make it out of there once! :D

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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #87: Oct 08, 2020 08:17:25 am
      Quote from Harrisimo
      Ajax..ah takes me back.

      Should clean up against Ajax, Atalanta and Midy shouldn't tax us to much. Good draw.

      We said that about the group last year. That went to the last game.

      Ajax were 1 minute from facing us in Madrid, and away in front of their fans in the first game, is going to be tough. Atalanta got further than us last season, and they'll also have a home crowd for it. The Danes are the Gent of the group. But they scored 4 goals in the last half hour in their qualifier against Prague. Losing the tie with 10 minutes to go, they scored 3 in the last 10 minutes, the first from a penalty for one of "those" handballs, and the saved penalty retaken after the keeper went walkies off the line. But they look like the novices they are, and ideally we'll get the job done before going there on the last night. At worst, this draw should guarantee European football for us after Christmas.

      It is likely that all 3 opponents will have a crowd for their home games.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #88: Oct 08, 2020 01:24:28 pm
      Any of you who know all these things explain why we might have only named 7 homegrown players in the squad and only 24 in total?
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #89: Oct 08, 2020 01:34:29 pm
      Any of you who know all these things explain why we might have only named 7 homegrown players in the squad and only 24 in total?

      I think the rules are that you can have a maximum of 25 players, and if you do, 8 of those will need to be homegrown. If you don't select 8 homegrown players then you'll need to leave a space in your squad to compensate for not hitting the quota (IE - if we only selected 6 homegrown players then we'd only be able to have a 23 man squad etc)

      Players under the age of 21 can still play without being registered, which probably explains why they haven't just thrown one of the homegrown u23 lads in to make the numbers up

       
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #90: Oct 08, 2020 01:45:09 pm
      I think the rules are that you can have a maximum of 25 players, and if you do, 8 of those will need to be homegrown. If you don't select 8 homegrown players then you'll need to leave a space in your squad to compensate for not hitting the quota (IE - if we only selected 6 homegrown players then we'd only be able to have a 23 man squad etc)

      Players under the age of 21 can still play without being registered, which probably explains why they haven't just thrown one of the homegrown u23 lads in to make the numbers up

       

      Is there a benefit to not naming 25 players? Like signing a player in the Jan window, can they become the 25th player if not previiusly involved with another club?

      Just curious as Wilson could have been named as the 25th player and 8th homegrown so by not naming him or another weve a spot left
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #91: Oct 08, 2020 01:59:51 pm
      Is there a benefit to not naming 25 players? Like signing a player in the Jan window, can they become the 25th player if not previiusly involved with another club?

      Just curious as Wilson could have been named as the 25th player and 8th homegrown so by not naming him or another weve a spot left

      They'll have a second registration in February after the winter window closes & I think you're allowed to amend your squad however you like as long as you keep in line with the quotas & squad size rules

      No idea why they've omitted Wilson. Seems a strange one, like. Unless he's being lined up for a loan move abroad or something
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #92: Oct 08, 2020 04:00:36 pm
      Liverpool confirm Champions League squad with Xherdan Shaqiri in but midfielder missing
      Liverpool have registered a 24-man squad for the initial phase of the Champions League this season

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      11:25, 8 OCT 2020

      Liverpool have registered a 24-man squad for the 2020/21 Champions League group-stages, but there is no room for Wales international Harry Wilson.

      The Reds are allowed to name a maximum squad of 25, with eight of those ‘locally-trained’, but Liverpool have opted to only utilise seven of those spots with James Milner, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Caoimhin Kelleher, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harvey Elliott all named for this year’s group-stages.

      Wilson ’s absence, despite there being room in the squad for his inclusion, prompts fresh speculation about his future with the club despite remaining at Anfield after Monday’s transfer deadline day.

      Meanwhile, Xherdan Shaqiri has been named in the squad despite also being linked with a Liverpool exit.

      Alisson is also included despite currently being sidelined with a shoulder injury, reiterating the Reds’ hopes he will return to full fitness in four to six weeks, while summer signings Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas have also been registered.

      The likes of youngsters Curtis Jones and Neco Williams are not named, but they do not need to be to feature for Liverpool in the Champions League this season.

      The duo were both born after 1 January 1998 and have been eligible to play for the club for an uninterrupted period of two years since their 15th birthdays so are eligible to be registered on List B.

      In contrast, Elliott does not yet fulfill this criteria, hence the 17-year-old's inclusion in Jürgen Klopp 's announced squad.

      If Liverpool progress to the Champions League knockout stages, the Reds would be able to register a maximum of three new players by February 3, but the overall limit of 25 players on List A remains.

      Klopp’s side face Ajax, Atalanta and FC Midtjylland in this year’s group-stages, with German allowed to utilise five substitutes from a matchday squad of 20 for fixtures.

      Liverpool’s Champions League squad in full (Home-grown players in bold):

      Goalkeepers:
      Alisson Becker, Adrian, Caoimhin Kelleher.

      Defenders:
      Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold.

      Midfielders:
      Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, Harvey Elliott.

      Forwards:
      Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Takumi Minamino, Diogo Jota, Divock Origi.


      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-champions-league-squad-news-19070056

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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #93: Oct 08, 2020 04:12:06 pm
      No idea why they've omitted Wilson. Seems a strange one, like. Unless he's being lined up for a loan move abroad or something

      He should be on his way out. If he plays for us in any CL match wouldn’t that deem him unavailable to feature in the same competition for his new club? Michael Edwards would lose pricing power if so.

      Edwards: Take him, he’s available to play for you in the CL. Therefore I’m selling him to you at a higher price.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #94: Oct 08, 2020 05:02:18 pm
      He should be on his way out. If he plays for us in any CL match wouldn’t that deem him unavailable to feature in the same competition for his new club? Michael Edwards would lose pricing power if so.

      Edwards: Take him, he’s available to play for you in the CL. Therefore I’m selling him to you at a higher price.

      Yeah think he'd be cup tied for the CL & (I think) the Europa League too

      Always remember that summer Owen went to Madrid, the rumours were swirling around but nobody was sure if he was going to leave or not, then Rafa didn't select him for our Champions League qualifier against AK Graz & that all but confirmed he was off  ;D

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