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      Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm

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      heimdall
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #50: Nov 21, 2020 11:26:12 am
      If Fabinho plays centre back then I wouldn’t mind Williams at right back however if it’s Philips then I would feel more comfortable having Milner at right back for the experience.

      I trust Klopp so much, will back his decision!

      The issue with Milner at Rightback is Vardy and his pace, I think we will have to play a lower line to combat this.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #51: Nov 21, 2020 02:20:12 pm
      I read that Thiago and Fab both took part in training today, and that Robbo seems to be ok as well.  If true, our potential 11 still looks pretty strong in my opinion. 

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      Milner - Fab - Matip - Robbo
      Thiago
      Keita - Gini
      Jota - Bobby - Mane

      Exactly my team but would not be surprised to see Jones too. JD, line up builder is saying empty. I know it is an injury crisis but not that much :D
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #52: Nov 21, 2020 03:49:57 pm
      Exactly my team but would not be surprised to see Jones too. JD, line up builder is saying empty. I know it is an injury crisis but not that much :D


      Not likely though is it as Thiago out
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #53: Nov 21, 2020 06:53:54 pm
      So many big players injured, difficult to see how it won't start being reflected in results.
      And Hendo being out again - think we really miss him when not available. F***ing poxy Intl friendly matches.
      Hard to predict how the game will go. Hopefully we go back to 4-3-3.
      Looking forward to it, great to have the PL matches back..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #54: Nov 21, 2020 06:58:51 pm
      With City losing to Tottenham the Leiceister game becomes easier - just not lose (and we are more than able to do that). City is our only concern since all the other clubs will leave plenty of points on the way. Therefore I would not like to rush Thiago and Fabinho back. Give guys like Jones, Shaq, Milner, Williams some limelight.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #55: Nov 21, 2020 07:18:13 pm
      With City losing to Tottenham the Leiceister game becomes easier - just not lose (and we are more than able to do that). City is our only concern since all the other clubs will leave plenty of points on the way. Therefore I would not like to rush Thiago and Fabinho back. Give guys like Jones, Shaq, Milner, Williams some limelight.

      I think you’re seriously underestimating spurs and chelsea
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #56: Nov 21, 2020 07:39:49 pm
      I think you’re seriously underestimating spurs and chelsea

      Spurs will be fine but few injuries and they will struggle . Chelsea are my main worry
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #57: Nov 21, 2020 07:55:08 pm
      Spurs will be fine but few injuries and they will struggle . Chelsea are my main worry

      Chelsea are strong but they can be sloppy every game and give away possession cheaply in dangerous areas. I think Spurs will finish higher than them as they are more disciplined but they might want to consider an early exit of the Europa league.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #58: Nov 21, 2020 08:01:24 pm
      Chelsea are strong but they can be sloppy every game and give away possession cheaply in dangerous areas. I think Spurs will finish higher than them as they are more disciplined but they might want to consider an early exit of the Europa league.

      Injuries have and will continue to play a massive part some squads will cope some won't certainly going to be a lot closer than last year
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #59: Nov 21, 2020 08:05:27 pm
      Injuries have and will continue to play a massive part some squads will cope some won't certainly going to be a lot closer than last year

      If they bring in a 5 sub rule soon it might mitigate the injury issues for clubs.

      Yea it's shaping up to be a close title race with at least 4 clubs in the running to the end.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #60: Nov 21, 2020 08:09:09 pm
      The issue with Milner at Rightback is Vardy and his pace, I think we will have to play a lower line to combat this.

      Theres faster players than Vardy these days. Klopp has played Dejan against him in seasons home by because he wanted him to get touch tight on him and it worked quite well. I wonder in this instance if it will be Phillip's with Fab in midfield to try and cut out his threat early in moves.


      I have no idea if we win this but I'm fully expecting us to dominate the ball still. We will be the better side but it all boils down to Leicesters quick counters and if we have the cutting edge the other way.

      We dominated these last season it's a shame we cant field even close to that side again.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #61: Nov 21, 2020 08:57:34 pm
      My team assuming hendo and thiago are not involved.

                                          Alisson

      Milner          Matip                     Philips        Robertson

                         Gini         Fabinho        Keita

         Shaqiri                      Jota                       Mane

      Get control of midfield and we can protect the back 4 and starve vardy of posession.

      Subs Adrian, R Williams, N Williams, Tsmakis, Jones, Minamino, Firmino 
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #62: Nov 21, 2020 09:01:39 pm
      So many injuries. Really hope Thiago is well on the mend now. Any doubts, don't risk him. Ditto Fab.

      At the back I would not be unhappy with Phillips and Matip. I think Nat is more than just a solid header of the ball - I think he reads the game well and can be a proper CB. Probably Milner at RB. We will lose a bit of pace but, ok, sit slightly deeper. Milner is solid enough.

      Midfield it is basically a case of who is still fit. We could struggle there with so many out (maybe Milner will play there and Neco at RB) but just be solid, work hard, hit them on the counter if necessary and Mane, Bobby n Jota can still cause them a lot of problems. Fancy us to win despite all the problems right now. (I think Brendan's record against the top sides is still not great as well.)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #63: Nov 21, 2020 10:34:08 pm
      The loss of Hendo is going to be huge here. Milner now has to play to be a voice on the pitch. Preferably he would be in the middle but I dont think we can trust Neco in this one.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #64: Nov 21, 2020 11:02:13 pm
      Nat is adequate. Don't forget the club were planning to sell him to a Championship side. That's where the demand for him was, so we shouldn't think of him as a long term option for us. I trust Jürgen to make it work in the short term.

      As far as Man City losing goes, this is going to be a very unique title race, as has been mentioned, because of the fixtures and resulting injuries. More than ever, you have to get the maximum points whenever possible. It's FAR too early think about playing for draws or whatever. Respect Leicester, but go for the 3 points.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #65: Nov 21, 2020 11:05:04 pm
      Anybody thought of putting Robbo in as RB & Milner in his more accustomed LB position, Robbo has the pace to make things difficult for steptoe, and like I said Milner has more experience at LB, we need Fabinho in midfield having no Henderson and he alongside Gini & Keita is workman like, and have Jota & Mane flanking Bobby up top, I think it’s fairly obvious that Matip will partner Phillips as yet another new CB pairing,
      We haven’t got much to come off the bench either because of the sustained injuries, Shaq, Jones, Origi, Kostas ?, Adrian, Minamino, and we might see young Cain from the ressies who’s been pulling up a few trees apparently, spring to mind,...

                                                         Alisson

                                       Robbo    Matip      Phillips     Milner

                                             Gini       Fabinho      Keita

                                          Jota          Bobby           Mane


      We need to stifle that Kunt Vardy, their toothless when he’s given a hard time, and Robbo is perfectly suited to piss on his crisps, be tough but certainly not impossible.



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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #66: Nov 21, 2020 11:25:17 pm
      Simply out score Leicester, certainly have the power, even without Mo. It should make for a very interesting game, even though being  nowhere near full strength.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #67: Nov 22, 2020 12:05:48 am
      I can just see Sadio tearing this game apart for us! Think he's gonna be in a mood.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #68: Nov 22, 2020 12:33:12 am
      I would play play robertson at right full back and Tsmikas on on the left.  Milner in midfield with Gini and Keita. 
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #69: Nov 22, 2020 12:58:41 am
      I would play play robertson at right full back and Tsmikas on on the left.  Milner in midfield with Gini and Keita. 

      Feel like is Tsmikas got a couple more games in and played good in thise games it would be a good shout.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #70: Nov 22, 2020 06:09:56 am
      I would play play robertson at right full back and Tsmikas on on the left.  Milner in midfield with Gini and Keita. 

      Sorry bud, I wouldn't play Robbo RFB as he has no right foot.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #71: Nov 22, 2020 07:29:46 am
      Sorry bud, I wouldn't play Robbo RFB as he has no right foot.

      I would vote no on the Robbo to right back idea as well, sorry Billy. When Millie plays left back we always lose something re crosses because he has to pull the ball back to his right and hit it from deeper. Robbo gives us so much when he can bomb forward on the left. Let Millie play more defensively and help deal with Vardy.

      Of course Vardy can switch flanks as well, and then Klopp might also surprise and play Neco from the start.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #72: Nov 22, 2020 08:53:57 am
      I would vote no on the Robbo to right back idea as well, sorry Billy. When Millie plays left back we always lose something re crosses because he has to pull the ball back to his right and hit it from deeper. Robbo gives us so much when he can bomb forward on the left. Let Millie play more defensively and help deal with Vardy.

      Of course Vardy can switch flanks as well, and then Klopp might also surprise and play Neco from the start.







      Fair comment mate, just a idea, your probably right regarding Robbo as RB, just don’t want Vardy getting any joy from that side or anywhere for that matter, he’d breeze past Milner before he knew it, that’s what concerns me the most, I guess we’ll all be on edge regardless though.


      We need the team sheet to put us at ease 🙈



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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #73: Nov 22, 2020 10:08:33 am
      If the players we think are injured don’t make it then I can see klopp stick with his 4-2-4 system.

      Allison
      tsimakas (or robbo)
      Matip
      Fabinho (or Phillips)
      Williams (or Milner)

      Gini
      Keita

      Firmino
      Minamino
      Mane
      Jota
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League) Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:15pm
      Reply #74: Nov 22, 2020 10:41:46 am
      This has the makings of a cracking game. Predicting the line up and formation is just guesswork at this stage, but whoever we play, I've every confidence that we can win, but it will be tough . I'd take any kind if win to be honest (dodgy VAR call included. We're due one), wouldn't be surprised if it ends in a draw. I've went for a 2-2 in the prediction league.

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