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

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #50: Dec 16, 2020 11:54:24 am
      Think we batter them, players will be chomping at the bit after Sunday.

      Would anyone be against seeing Fabinho back in midfield tonight? It be harsh on Jones after his performances but I think against a park bus he keeps it moving to the full backs quicker than anyone ?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #51: Dec 16, 2020 01:25:29 pm
      Think we batter them, players will be chomping at the bit after Sunday.

      Would anyone be against seeing Fabinho back in midfield tonight? It be harsh on Jones after his performances but I think against a park bus he keeps it moving to the full backs quicker than anyone ?

      Jones was the standout player for me 2nd half, if he would have scored that goal after the run - he would be the talk of the country, knowing him as we do, he will be absolutley full of confidence and I wouldn't bet against him having a major say. I just love his attitude and with him playing alongside Jordan I think he is going to be an amazing player. If anything Gini looked like he could do with a rest...

      Saying that - Jones - Fab - Hendo in midfield isn't bad is it.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #52: Dec 16, 2020 02:09:21 pm
      Our toughest game of the season so far perhaps?

      For me it has to be Hendo, Gini and Jones in midfield.

      Normal from three and then as strong as we can at the back.

      Mourinho will be relishing this one you can bet
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #53: Dec 16, 2020 02:18:41 pm
      What has Shaq to not even mentioned the last couple of weeks? We need him and he's MIA.

      got injured playing for the swiss.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #54: Dec 16, 2020 02:19:48 pm
      Think we batter them, players will be chomping at the bit after Sunday.

      Would anyone be against seeing Fabinho back in midfield tonight? It be harsh on Jones after his performances but I think against a park bus he keeps it moving to the full backs quicker than anyone ?

      No, Im all for it to nullify Kanes impact in his deeper role. If Matip is fit im fine with Rhys or Philips in with him. The trio of Fab Hendo and Gini getting a stranglehold in the centre is vital for me
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #55: Dec 16, 2020 02:24:58 pm
      got injured playing for the swiss.

      Didn't he have covid around that time or was that another international break?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #56: Dec 16, 2020 03:44:09 pm
      This will be f**king difficult, totally different to the past where sometimes Spurs dominated us at Anfield for at least 45 mins.

      I love Son, he’s so good and such a Klopp type player, have to somehow stop him and Kane (we are usually pretty good at nullifying Kane)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #57: Dec 16, 2020 03:58:26 pm
      This will be f**king difficult, totally different to the past where sometimes Spurs dominated us at Anfield for at least 45 mins.

      I love Son, he’s so good and such a Klopp type player, have to somehow stop him and Kane (we are usually pretty good at nullifying Kane)
      Tbh we are able to stop kane when we had vvd, but i feel fabinho is upto the task as well
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #58: Dec 16, 2020 04:17:59 pm
      This is a six pointer with yesterday's results. Come on Reds, please!!!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #59: Dec 16, 2020 04:22:01 pm
      Seems like all the top teams in the league are dropping points just now, including Spurs and us. It's just a very different animal, this season, with the long layoff, the short break and the compressed schedule. Very much a war of attrition and mentality will be even more essential than usual. A little luck will help as well.

      I'll take some luck to go with mentality today for our side.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #60: Dec 16, 2020 04:41:41 pm
      Seems like all the top teams in the league are dropping points just now, including Spurs and us. It's just a very different animal, this season, with the long layoff, the short break and the compressed schedule. Very much a war of attrition and mentality will be even more essential than usual. A little luck will help as well.

      I'll take some luck to go with mentality today for our side.


      70/75 points to win the league this season..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #61: Dec 16, 2020 04:57:07 pm
      70/75 points to win the league this season..

      Absolutely no way. At least 80 points. Probably closer to 90.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #62: Dec 16, 2020 05:06:57 pm
      Absolutely no way. At least 80 points. Probably closer to 90.

      I'd say he's probably right. I think City will emerge as our biggest challengers again once the dust has finally settled. Last season they managed 81 points, which meant 82 points would have won us the title. The way they're going at the moment I'd put money on them clocking up a lower points tally than they did in the previous campaign, so we could realistically only need around 75 points to win the title.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #63: Dec 16, 2020 05:25:06 pm
      As mentioned Mourinho will be relishing this one, the opportunity to end our unbeaten home record.

      Really tough game but always fancy us at Anfield. Come through this and you gotta say we are favourites for the title despite our injuries.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #64: Dec 16, 2020 05:27:27 pm
      Absolutely no way. At least 80 points. Probably closer to 90.

      It’s a point dropping season, no one wants to take charge of the league ..

      Reminds me when leicster won the title...
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #65: Dec 16, 2020 05:37:04 pm
      TalkSPORT were just talking about Harry Kane, he going to injure some one when backing in to players when they go up for headers and he needs to cut it out of his game. Hopefully refs have caught on and will have an eye on him tonight 
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #66: Dec 16, 2020 05:49:56 pm
      Matip will start if fit obviously, but if not I'd be quite interested to see Phillips up against Kane. Kane is pretty physical and likes to bully players, but I've a feeling Phillips could do ok against him. So , assuming no Matip -


                     Alisson
      Trent Phillips Fab Robbo
         Hendo Gini Jones
        Mo    Bobby   Sadio

      Danger area will be down our right hand side, with them trying to get Son away behind Trent on the counter. Hence I'd play Hendo on the right of midfield, and tell him to stay pretty deep (unless/until we have to start taking risks at some point)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #67: Dec 16, 2020 05:59:36 pm
      Don’t give a shiny sh*te how many points it will take to win the title just so long as we have more than everyone  else,

      If you put down on paper the two teams likely to play tonight, you’d still take us as the more likely to win, despite our injuries player for player we are better, from Alisson to Bobby every player is a match or betters his opponent, there are one or two who you could argue fair better than what we have currently on form, but over all we are better,

      I take a lot of confidence in knowing that Maureen tends to park his double decker normally, however he has the players now to come out and play so I reckon he’ll want his players to have a go tonight, there are no excuses for him now, if he genuinely thinks his side are good enough they have to prove they are, and there is no better statement than to come to the current champions and beat them in their own back yard, is there ?

      So come on Maureen bring it f***in on, let’s see how much belief you have in your team !



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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #68: Dec 16, 2020 06:39:15 pm
      It’s a point dropping season, no one wants to take charge of the league ..

      Reminds me when leicster won the title...

      Yep.

      Won't need 90 points to win the league this season.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #69: Dec 16, 2020 06:45:14 pm
      Matip will start if fit obviously, but if not I'd be quite interested to see Phillips up against Kane. Kane is pretty physical and likes to bully players, but I've a feeling Phillips could do ok against him. So , assuming no Matip -
      He done very well against Soucek and Haller when we played West Ham so no doubt he’ll have the physicality but obviously Kane has more strings to his bow than the aforementioned.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #70: Dec 16, 2020 06:53:50 pm
      Need Mane and Firmino to step up tonight
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #71: Dec 16, 2020 06:55:43 pm
      Need Mane and Firmino to step up tonight

      Add Salah to that list as well
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #72: Dec 16, 2020 06:56:24 pm
      Add Salah to that list as well

      but he'll score a PK so no one will mention when he's playing horrible.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool V Tottenham EPL (Wed 16th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #73: Dec 16, 2020 06:59:15 pm
      Seems like all the top teams in the league are dropping points just now, including Spurs and us. It's just a very different animal, this season, with the long layoff, the short break and the compressed schedule.

      Reckon only one team will get more than 85 points.

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