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      Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)

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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #25: Dec 08, 2020 08:14:01 pm
      Looking at photos of arrival at hotel could see whole raft of first team
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #26: Dec 08, 2020 08:40:00 pm
      Looking at photos of arrival at hotel could see whole raft of first team

      That's crazy if true, why risk the regulars on a dead rubber?
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #27: Dec 08, 2020 08:45:11 pm
      That's crazy if true, why risk the regulars on a dead rubber?

      Bit odd. Constant talk of the schedule then take them all over there when there’s absolutely no need...
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #28: Dec 08, 2020 08:47:55 pm
      Some of the regulars will have had to go just to make up numbers on the bench right?
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #29: Dec 08, 2020 11:10:25 pm
      Some of the regulars will have had to go just to make up numbers on the bench right?

      I should think a couple will play. These games can be valuable stepping stones fir the youngsters but you need a bit of experience alongside them to ensure it is worthwhile. I would expect to see either of Fab or Matip To partner Williams and I’m fairly certain we will play either of Hendo or Gini in midfield because we simply don’t have the bodies available
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #30: Dec 08, 2020 11:14:26 pm
      Are all the youngsters registered to play in the CL 🤷‍♂️

      I can’t imagine they are, I’d be surprised if they are all eligible
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #31: Dec 08, 2020 11:37:00 pm
      Any player from their B list can be added to up to 24 hours before any particular fixture. The B list consists of players who are born on, or after, 1 January 1998 and have been eligible to play for the club concerned for any uninterrupted period of two years since their 15th birthday (players aged 16 may be submitted if they have been registered with the club for the previous two years)
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #32: Dec 08, 2020 11:46:59 pm
      I can’t imagine they are, I’d be surprised if they are all eligible

      I've read somewhere that any U21 players is eligible, but if that's the case I don't know why they have this list on the UEFA site. This is our registered squad list for 2020.

      Goalkeepers: Alisson, Adrian, Kelleher, Jaros

      Defenders: Virgil, Gomez, Trent, Robbo, Matip, Tsimikas, Rhys Williams, Neco Williams, Billy Koumetio, Yasser Larouci

      Midfield: Fabinho, Gini, Thiago, Milner, Keita, Hendo, Ox, Curtis Jones, Shaqiri, Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Jake Cain, Leighton Clarkson

      Forwards: Salah, Jota, Mane, Bobby, Minamino, Origi, Harvey Elliott, Layton Stewart, Liam Millar, Luis Longstaff, Paul Glatzel

      The players in bold do not appear to be present in Denmark. Elliott obviously is no longer with the team.
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #33: Dec 08, 2020 11:53:21 pm
      I've read somewhere that any U21 players is eligible, but if that's the case I don't know why they have this list on the UEFA site. This is our registered squad list for 2020.

      Goalkeepers: Alisson, Adrian, Kelleher, Jaros

      Defenders: Virgil, Gomez, Trent, Robbo, Matip, Tsimikas, Rhys Williams, Neco Williams, Billy Koumetio, Yasser Larouci

      Midfield: Fabinho, Gini, Thiago, Milner, Keita, Hendo, Ox, Curtis Jones, Shaqiri, Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Jake Cain, Leighton Clarkson

      Forwards: Salah, Jota, Mane, Bobby, Minamino, Origi, Harvey Elliott, Layton Stewart, Liam Millar, Luis Longstaff, Paul Glatzel

      The players in bold do not appear to be present in Denmark. Elliott obviously is no longer with the team.

      I expect:
      Kelleher
      Neco, Rhys, Billy K, Tsimikas
      Hendo, Clarkson, Keita
      Origi, Minamino, Jota
      Subs: Adrian, Trent, Robbo, Matip, Fabinho, Curtis, Mo, Sadio, Bobby (Jake Cain if he's there).
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #34: Dec 09, 2020 04:13:21 am
      Are all the youngsters registered to play in the CL 🤷‍♂️

      Here is the current squad for the CL.

      https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/clubs/7889--liverpool/squad/
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #35: Dec 09, 2020 06:34:03 am

      That's the list posted two posts above yours.  :)
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #36: Dec 09, 2020 08:09:07 am
      That's the list posted two posts above yours.  :)

      Yeah, saw that after I posted it
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #37: Dec 09, 2020 08:52:48 am
      I should think a couple will play. These games can be valuable stepping stones fir the youngsters but you need a bit of experience alongside them to ensure it is worthwhile. I would expect to see either of Fab or Matip To partner Williams and I’m fairly certain we will play either of Hendo or Gini in midfield because we simply don’t have the bodies available

      After yesterdays presser, i can see klopp doing exactly this, probably 50/50 experience and youth.
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #38: Dec 09, 2020 09:24:32 am
      After yesterdays presser, i can see klopp doing exactly this, probably 50/50 experience and youth.

      Why though, wasn't Klopp winging about too many games then he goes and plays half of his over worked players in a meaningless game, it makes him look like a bit of an idiot in my opinion and weakens his arguments about 5 subs etc. If there was a chance of Midtjylland affecting the final group standings then I'd kind of understand it but there isn't.
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #39: Dec 09, 2020 09:33:06 am
      Why though, wasn't Klopp winging about too many games then he goes and plays half of his over worked players in a meaningless game, it makes him look like a bit of an idiot in my opinion and weakens his arguments about 5 subs etc. If there was a chance of Midtjylland affecting the final group standings then I'd kind of understand it but there isn't.

      Hence the reason I asked if we were allowed to just put out a team of kids in the Champions League.  I wasn't sure it was allowed.

      So I'm not sure how much of an extent this is down to 'idiot Klopp' or 'contractual obligations'.

      I note Chelsea were already group winners but practically all their first team were in last night's matchday squad.
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #40: Dec 09, 2020 10:02:15 am
      Not sure any obligations team list wise can be interfered with if one team has already won the group and the other team are already finishing bottom? Ajax v Atalanta is in their own hands

      If no obligations have to be met or are not being broken due to the circumstance then its silly to have first teamers involved. You cant on one hand say players are not protected enough and then on the other hand the first chance you get to rest them, you dont
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #41: Dec 09, 2020 10:02:36 am
      Hence the reason I asked if we were allowed to just put out a team of kids in the Champions League.  I wasn't sure it was allowed.

      So I'm not sure how much of an extent this is down to 'idiot Klopp' or 'contractual obligations'.

      I note Chelsea were already group winners but practically all their first team were in last night's matchday squad.

      ah ok, that's a fair point, but how would that contract work, surely a manger is free to chose whoever he wants from his squad, I'm just trying to figure out how that stipulation would be phrased, you need to play the players who have played the most, who are worth the most, who have highest stats. Its an interesting one.
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #42: Dec 09, 2020 11:42:10 am
      Hence the reason I asked if we were allowed to just put out a team of kids in the Champions League.  I wasn't sure it was allowed.

      So I'm not sure how much of an extent this is down to 'idiot Klopp' or 'contractual obligations'.

      I note Chelsea were already group winners but practically all their first team were in last night's matchday squad.

      I remember back in the 90s some English teans, including Spurs I think, got in trouble for fielding.a U21 team in the old Intertoto Cup.

      Klopp on the official site is quoted as saying Liverpool still wants to win every game it plays, even though we don't need to win this one.

      On the other hand, the pics of the pregame walk keep showing everyone from behind so I'm wondering if a few more kids are with the group than they've shown. Cloak and dagger like.  ;D
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #43: Dec 09, 2020 11:54:53 am
      People should remember klopp doesn't have a massive amount of options at the moment
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #44: Dec 09, 2020 01:16:44 pm
      Whilst we wait and if you've got 12 minutes to spare and you're in the mood for shivers down your spine, enjoy.

      https://youtu.be/DtK5p6l8-no
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #45: Dec 09, 2020 01:16:55 pm
      Not really fussed about this one, although at the same time I want us to win it.

      Expecting a mixture of kids and regular first teamers, with a run out for TAA and Keita to get them back up to match sharpness.

      Other than that, f**k knows.
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #46: Dec 09, 2020 01:23:33 pm
      Not really fussed about this one, although at the same time I want us to win it.

      Expecting a mixture of kids and regular first teamers, with a run out for TAA and Keita to get them back up to match sharpness.

      Other than that, f**k knows.


      Same, not overly fussed but if we win tonight it'll be the first time we've won five games at this stage of the European cup so I'll take Jürgen and the lads breaking another record but if it doesn't happen I'm not overly arsed.
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #47: Dec 09, 2020 01:25:11 pm
      Apparently Bobby being looked at by the trainers, may have picked up an injury in pre-game training.
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #48: Dec 09, 2020 01:52:22 pm
      Why though, wasn't Klopp winging about too many games then he goes and plays half of his over worked players in a meaningless game, it makes him look like a bit of an idiot in my opinion and weakens his arguments about 5 subs etc. If there was a chance of Midtjylland affecting the final group standings then I'd kind of understand it but there isn't.

      I just don't see Klopp disrespecting the CL and fielding a full team of youngsters. He will undoubtedly field a mix of young and established players, if for no reason other than it's a good opportunity to give those established players some minutes to get them back to match fitness since they are coming back from injury (ie. Keita, Trent) or get so little playing time otherwise (Origi, Minamino).

      Even when Bayern when to Madrid, they still started players like Alaba, Sule, Costa and Sane.
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      Re: Pre-Match: FC Midtjylland v Liverpool: CL (Wed 9 Dec 2020 5:55pm)
      Reply #49: Dec 09, 2020 03:16:40 pm
      I just don't see Klopp disrespecting the CL and fielding a full team of youngsters. He will undoubtedly field a mix of young and established players, if for no reason other than it's a good opportunity to give those established players some minutes to get them back to match fitness since they are coming back from injury (ie. Keita, Trent) or get so little playing time otherwise (Origi, Minamino).

      Even when Bayern when to Madrid, they still started players like Alaba, Sule, Costa and Sane.
      Origi is due to start I feel, and Phillips could be back in the eleven for the match

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