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      Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)

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      Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Dec 15, 2020 07:56:26 am


      It will be an emotional Anfield that hosts this table-topping clash, following the passing of ex-Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier on 14 December. The champions and their likeliest challengers enter this midweek clash tied on points and record (W7, D4, L1).

      Recent H2H history clearly favours Liverpool, who are on a five-match winning streak against ‘Spurs’ in all competitions. In fact, Liverpool have now played 51 matches against the consistent ‘Top Six’ sides of 2017, 2018 and 2019 under Jürgen Klopp, coming out the other end with 24 wins (D19, L8).

      Though favourites yet again, the ‘Reds’ have drawn half of their last six competitive matches - five of which featured under 2.5 total goals. At home, however, Liverpool have a 100% record in the Premier League (PL) so far - scoring in all six first halves and leading at half-time in four. All six also featured over 2.5 total goals, and Liverpool scored their last goal after the 75th minute in five.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #1: Dec 15, 2020 08:13:33 am
      We just cannot allow us to lose at Anfield,even more to Spurs. If we lose that, it's clear we're letting Spurs having this league while we're the best team around.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #2: Dec 15, 2020 08:20:19 am
      We just cannot allow us to lose at Anfield,even more to Spurs. If we lose that, it's clear we're letting Spurs having this league while we're the best team around.

      You're totally right. We need to win this game to put doubts in their mind and some confidence in us.

      Our fans need to do their part as well as usual.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #3: Dec 15, 2020 08:30:28 am
      We’re not gonna win it, or even draw with Minamino in the middle. It’s gonna be a battle in there snd he just hasn’t got what it takes physically, as talented s as he is !
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #4: Dec 15, 2020 08:40:52 am
      If Matip is ok start him with Philips or Williams. Push Fab out to midfield to close down Kane in his new deeper role
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #5: Dec 15, 2020 08:48:02 am
      Expect Kane to be a weakling tomorrow. Fall down at the close proximity. Matip and Fab have to be careful.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #6: Dec 15, 2020 08:58:41 am
      Top spoiler Mourinho will be all over ending our magnificent home run and Harry Kane will no doubt get one of his 'clever English' penalties.

      We need the front three to be on their game because I suspect we're going to need more than 2 goals.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #7: Dec 15, 2020 09:27:26 am
      League is so tight this year that games v top 6 plus local derby are going to be huge

      So fsr from top 6 we have played

      City, Chelsea and Leicester, as well as the sh*te. 8 points from 12 so far not a disaster. 3 points here will be massive, but not losing would probably even outweigh that. I saud already if we get to March in the mix, well kick on and win it, so the lesd breathing space, or hope, we give those around us the better.

      Our front 3 could do with finding 2018 form though
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #8: Dec 15, 2020 09:35:57 am
      We need the front three to be on their game because I suspect we're going to need more than 2 goals.

      Certainly. In case one of which is chalked off for a unexplained finger offside...
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #9: Dec 15, 2020 09:47:26 am
      We’re not gonna win it, or even draw with Minamino in the middle. It’s gonna be a battle in there snd he just hasn’t got what it takes physically, as talented s as he is !

      Wijnaldum looks tired last Sunday. Minamino looked full of energy and wanting the ball. Jones, Henderson and Minamino will have enough for me.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #10: Dec 15, 2020 09:59:52 am
      Wijnaldum looks tired last Sunday. Minamino looked full of energy and wanting the ball. Jones, Henderson and Minamino will have enough for me.

      Gini had a rest before that game so should not be tired it was that he was poor really and will certainly play tomorrow
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #11: Dec 15, 2020 10:03:54 am
      Gini had a rest before that game so should not be tired it was that he was poor really and will certainly play tomorrow

      He plays best at home so hope you're right. Keita is injured again?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #12: Dec 15, 2020 10:19:47 am
                       Alisson

        Trent Philips Matip Robbo


                           Fab

                 Hendo      Gini

                           Taki
       
                    Mo          Mane

      Maybe something a little different then what spurs will expect.

      Bobby and Curtis off the bench and maybe a 15 minute impact from Ox?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #13: Dec 15, 2020 10:24:12 am
      Wijnaldum looks tired last Sunday. Minamino looked full of energy and wanting the ball. Jones, Henderson and Minamino will have enough for me.

      Has Minamino ever put a tackle in without giving away a foul yet?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #14: Dec 15, 2020 10:27:50 am
      Midfield has to be Hendo, Gini and Curtis.

      Can't afford to take Fab out of central defence. Hopefully Matip will start beside him.

      No time for playing hunches

      Need some of that famously monstrous mentality
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #15: Dec 15, 2020 11:42:09 am
      Midfield has to be Hendo, Gini and Curtis.

      Can't afford to take Fab out of central defence. Hopefully Matip will start beside him.

      No time for playing hunches

      Need some of that famously monstrous mentality
      Curtis should start imo, he was good against Fulham as well
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #16: Dec 15, 2020 11:46:56 am
      He plays best at home so hope you're right. Keita is injured again?

      Appears so not sure on return date for him or Milner or Shaq
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #17: Dec 15, 2020 12:52:28 pm
      Don't know how to call this. We could lose 2-1, or we could win 4-0. Should definitely be goals in it.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #18: Dec 15, 2020 12:57:01 pm
      Keita and Matip maybes
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #19: Dec 15, 2020 01:48:53 pm

      Aren't they always?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #20: Dec 15, 2020 01:52:30 pm
      This is going to be a tough one as Jose goes Jose on us and parks the bus and try to hit us on the counter.

      A game like this you really miss Van Dijk because of his spatial awareness and pace against a counter attack.

      You go with the best team available, which at this point there is not much to grab from.

      Arnold - Matip - Fabinho - Robertson
                       Hendo
                   Gini - Jones
               Mo - Bobby - Mane
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #21: Dec 15, 2020 02:16:22 pm
      I'm not sure why but I'm weirdly confident about this game, I think it could be another scoreline similar to Wolves. I think one of the reasons why we were so sh*t against Fulham in the first 30 minutes was because the lads were already focusing on this game, not good but it happens.

      I just have a feeling we are going to come out and batter them, especially with the home advantage, Mane to finally click back into gear and Bobby as well.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #22: Dec 15, 2020 02:16:30 pm
      were hurting after the fulham game, we usually bounce back with a venom after a poor game.

      watch out spuds. !!

      Mane to score, he has went to long without a goal now.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #23: Dec 15, 2020 02:20:01 pm
      If we do lose I hope we find time to applaud our amazing home unbeaten run.
      But, let’s not lose.
      Not to Jose.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #24: Dec 15, 2020 02:20:33 pm
      Smash these cu*ts, can’t stand the f**king club..

      Cut the supply to Song & don’t fall for Kane backing into players to earn a free kick for himself & we are good..

      Jose will set up for a smash & grab...

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