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      Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)

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      rossyred
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #115: Jan 04, 2021 03:34:47 pm
      Avoid crosses for the sake of crossing so

      Big CBs as well need to get in around them on the deck
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #116: Jan 04, 2021 03:36:48 pm
      Wouldn't be starting Thiago but can understand why people say he should hate to see him coming off when it could be tight tricky one
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #117: Jan 04, 2021 03:53:29 pm
      Rumours of a fab/hendo cb partnership tonight
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #118: Jan 04, 2021 03:54:05 pm
      Rumours of a fab/hendo cb partnership tonight

      Means Thiago starts if true.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #119: Jan 04, 2021 03:56:39 pm
      Rumours of a fab/hendo cb partnership tonight

      And some still say No CB required  :lmao:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #120: Jan 04, 2021 04:35:30 pm
      Big game tonight, if we don't win then the pressure will build, we need to lay down a marker, we need heavy metal football at em fro the beginning
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #121: Jan 04, 2021 05:20:59 pm
      Continuity is the most underestimated cause of success!

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      Thiago is in because he's god-like, but the rest just shall get more mileage. I also hope Jürgen will bring a guy like Shaq early enough to make a difference (60-65min., not later).
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #122: Jan 04, 2021 05:23:58 pm
      Rumours of a fab/hendo cb partnership tonight

      I hope not, also I wouldn't like it. Give Phillips more mileage to improve. This dude can be a good CB - not like VVD or Matip - but very close to Joe. But how many minutes did he play so far? What do we expect? Give him more opportunites!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #123: Jan 04, 2021 06:06:25 pm
      Going for a power nap before the game...

      2-1 to the Redmen..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #124: Jan 04, 2021 06:09:30 pm
      Lots of speculation that Hendo & Fabinho will form yet another cb partnership, can’t see it myself irrespective of whether Thiago starts or not, in my honest opinion Hendo is better served in a more forward role rather than going back, Vestergard is out for them so the aerial threat has diminish somewhat, for this reason I doubt Jürgen would weaken his midfield so soon after retaining some much needed strength & creativity,

      Saints despite their inconsistency still remain a major hurdle and can deliver a kick in the nads if in the mood, so we need to be on it from the off, there is absolutely no room for complacency whatsoever or we could pay for it,

      At the moment without Virgil, without Joe we need to field our strongest possible side, and apart from Matip and Jota I think it is this...........

                                                           Alisson
                                         Trent   Rhys   Fabinho   Robbo
                                              Hendo    Thiago       Gini
                                              Salah     Bobby      Mane


      I can see there been plenty of goals, and lots of nervy bits here & there, in the end though if we’re at it I can see us grabbing the win.



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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #125: Jan 04, 2021 06:16:43 pm
      I think he'll play Rhys Williams alongside Fab. Saints like to press as we know but Williams is solid technically and has proven to be comfortable on the ball. I hope Thiago starts in midfield with Henderson and Gini. If they do press us in midfield he is so comfortable in tight space and can take the ball on the half-turn and release Salah or Mane. Similarly Gini is very good with bodies around him, he has quick feet and he is nimble.

      Really interested to see if they get after us or whether they sit and pick their moments to press, i think the latter is more likely BUT Saints evidently have pressed the ball more than any other epl team this year.

      It's usually a touch game at St Marys but i can see a 2-1 win, Salah and Mane with the goals.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #126: Jan 04, 2021 06:27:30 pm
      Avoid crosses for the sake of crossing so

      Exactly, the stand in keeper is very tall and commanding in the air.

      If we do cross the ball, we should do either (putting on my FM tactics hat):

      Cut backs to the penalty box
      Low crosses

      Our usual high crosses will not be effective.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #127: Jan 04, 2021 06:27:38 pm
      Really interested to see if they get after us or whether they sit and pick their moments to press, i think the latter is more likely

      We are too good to get pressed. Therefore even Pep plays it safely against us. Hasenhüttl would go all-in if he really presses us. I think the blueprint is out against us: play like WBA and counter. That worked so far, but now we have Thiago.  :-* Either way we are heavy favourites. Only bad luck like vs. Newcastle could prevent us 3 points.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #128: Jan 04, 2021 06:28:28 pm
      Honestly I’ll be so sad if we don’t get a win - this can make or break my year 🤪
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      Re: Pre-Match: Southampton v Liverpool EPL (Mon 4th Jan 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #129: Jan 04, 2021 06:37:48 pm
      Looking forward to the game, hope we go for it someone needs a walloping

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