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      Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)

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      Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Jan 13, 2021 12:45:39 am
      The biggest game of our season is on the horizon. Even in the 90s when we were mostly rubbish this was the game we usually raised our levels.
      And we will need to raise them again.
      Like in the 90s, United come to anfield as league leaders, high in confidence and seemingly getting the rub of the green. But their form has been impressive as well.
      We will need to take our chances and keep an eye on their electric counter attacking.
      It’s a shame there is no crowd as an atmosphere with us as reigning champions and them as league leaders would be something else.

      Rumours are that matip may be fit. If so I fancy us to win. Him and Fabinho at the back with gini, Thiago and Henderson gives me great belief. But any of Philips/Williams or Henderson playing centre back and I think we face an uphill task.

      A win and we go back top. Defeat and we find ourselves 6 points adrift. All to play for.



      « Last Edit: Jan 13, 2021 11:03:36 am by JD »
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #1: Jan 13, 2021 12:47:47 am
      A must win now, can't afford to be 6 pts behind Utd after Sunday
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #2: Jan 13, 2021 12:50:36 am
      A football game doesn't get bigger.  Form team everything out of the window.  Just want 3 points a scrappy goal whatever hope VAR doesn't spoil it though that is my biggest worry.  Especially with a referee trigger happy of giving them penalties.   
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #3: Jan 13, 2021 04:25:26 am
      A must win now, can't afford to be 6 pts behind Utd after Sunday

      Utd is no threat. They will lose points, and plenty. But if we don't win I see City getting away from us. I'd love Jürgen to show some balls, but he won't, therefore I'll do it with my formation:

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      TAA-Williams-Phillips-Robbo
      Hendo-Thiago-Fab
      Salah-Bobby-Mané

      ...and Shaq for Bobby after 60 min.
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #4: Jan 13, 2021 08:38:54 am
      Utd is no threat. They will lose points, and plenty. But if we don't win I see City getting away from us. I'd love Jürgen to show some balls, but he won't, therefore I'll do it with my formation:

      Ali
      TAA-Williams-Phillips-Robbo
      Hendo-Thiago-Fab
      Salah-Bobby-Mané

      ...and Shaq for Bobby after 60 min.

      We need Fab and Matip in the CB positions otherwise Rashford and Fernandes will tear Philips and Williams apart especially with Rashford's pace,hopefully we can get an early goal and make it 2-0 by half time,just win at any costs.I see the ref for the game Tierney has given Utd 5 penalty's in 10 games and 1 against,he as reffed 13 of our games and we have had no pens and 1 against.
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #5: Jan 13, 2021 08:40:15 am
      Utd is no threat. They will lose points, and plenty. But if we don't win I see City getting away from us. I'd love Jürgen to show some balls, but he won't, therefore I'll do it with my formation:

      Ali
      TAA-Williams-Phillips-Robbo
      Hendo-Thiago-Fab
      Salah-Bobby-Mané

      ...and Shaq for Bobby after 60 min.

      Thank God you are not in charge then, that CB pairing would get destroyed by Utd's attack. As much as I want Fab back in midfield this is not the game to go gung ho. I really really hope Matip is back for this.
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #6: Jan 13, 2021 08:43:41 am
      One thing I noticed about Man Utd yesterday is that they pass the ball well with a lot of positive forward movement but a lot of their passes are extremely high risk, just a foot either side and it gets intercepted which means that they should be vulnerable to counter pressing.

      If we play well then I think we win, if its the same limp display as recently then we'll be torn to pieces. I fancy us to beat them quite convincingly and regain our mojo.
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #7: Jan 13, 2021 08:52:52 am
      One thing I noticed about Man Utd yesterday is that they pass the ball well with a lot of positive forward movement but a lot of their passes are extremely high risk, just a foot either side and it gets intercepted which means that they should be vulnerable to counter pressing.

      If we play well then I think we win, if its the same limp display as recently then we'll be torn to pieces. I fancy us to beat them quite convincingly and regain our mojo.

      I hope they play the high risk game against us but i doubt it as that would leave spaces for our front 3 so i expect them to park the bus and try and counter,they may open up a bit more in the last 20 minutes if we are leading.I can't see us losing (i think OGS will be delighted with a draw) and we are due a good performance of which i think we will get,the crowd would have been massive in this game for Jürgen and the boys,for me it's a must win.
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #8: Jan 13, 2021 08:57:37 am
      Very odd behaviour last night Utd fans thinking won it and some of our fans on Social media giving it up . Always a big game but still think City main worry so will just have to turn on the style and bring the points home .
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #9: Jan 13, 2021 09:10:17 am
      Very odd behaviour last night Utd fans thinking won it and some of our fans on Social media giving it up . Always a big game but still think City main worry so will just have to turn on the style and bring the points home .

      Any of our fans giving it up don't know anything about this team,Jürgen or our club,we will get back to form we just need to do it ASAP starting with a win on Sunday.As for United let them have their few games of boasting as it won't last,they will turn on OGS again,they will be top 4 at best.
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #10: Jan 13, 2021 09:11:16 am
      They are top

      They are in good form we are not

      We are a superior team to them.

      The main threat from them is on the break v our high line.

      None of the above matters because its Liverpool v utd, we just need to smash into them

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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #11: Jan 13, 2021 09:57:19 am
      We will concede goals to most teams from nothing and that's the real issue when either Fab or Matip dont play. Its not the basis of a title winning side that.

      That adds pressure on to the front players and I dont think we can absorb a competition this season between Mane and Salah on who can score more than the other. I dont know where eithers priorities lie but if its team honours they have to work together.

      Can't relinquish our title tamely to United. Somehow we have to find a way to win games and i dont think sticking more midfielders at the back is the way forward either.

      If it has to be one of the centre halves who aren't really cut out for PL level then that would be preferable to destroying the midfield in the process of shielding them from matches. I think Matip will play though at weekend which really helps the cause. The worry is the game after that and after that etc..

      Very soon we will find ourselves in a different race if we keep dropping points with Everton, Leicester + Spurs. The bare minimum we must maintain our CL status and i dont think that's a certainty at the moment.
      « Last Edit: Jan 13, 2021 10:02:28 am by fields of anny rd »
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #12: Jan 13, 2021 10:21:49 am
      We're gonna kill these cu*ts. They're f**k all.

      Caveat : as long as we get fair decisions. I'm too invested in this so I will record the match on LFCTV and listen to live audio on the same channel. And avoid all the build up hype. That's the intention anyway..
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #13: Jan 13, 2021 10:47:57 am
      Massive game and I’m buzzing for it
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #14: Jan 13, 2021 10:48:39 am
      Very odd behaviour last night Utd fans thinking won it and some of our fans on Social media giving it up . Always a big game but still think City main worry so will just have to turn on the style and bring the points home .

      They are on a roll and let them believe it. We are coming for them and city
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #15: Jan 13, 2021 11:12:17 am
      Shame there's no fans. Full house and I think we almost certainly would have turned them over. Without them, it'll be tight and maybe given recent form of both teams they start slight favourites.

      Any chance Matip plays?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #16: Jan 13, 2021 01:12:05 pm
      As much as I hate the Mancs being near the top, it gives this game a real edge. I expect a 3-1 win.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #17: Jan 13, 2021 02:14:40 pm
      Cant lose this one, have to win.

      I’m going to be honest, feels good to have a game against these that actually means something for the first time in a while...
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #18: Jan 13, 2021 03:00:54 pm
      Any update on Matip? If hes fit he plays. Id expect

                                  Alisson

                Trent  Fab   Matip  Robbo

                     Hendo  Thiago  Gini

                       Mo     Bobby  Sadio

      To cover our high line against the pace of there attack maybe

                                  Alisson

                  Mllie   Fab    Matip  Robbo

                                    Hendo

                 Trent   Thiago Gini   Sadio

                                    Mo

      Hendo shielding and Mo sitting between maguire and Baily . Trent free to attack
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #19: Jan 13, 2021 03:33:03 pm
      We'll get screwed over by VAR; either by it chalking off a goal of ours, or giving them a penalty.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #20: Jan 13, 2021 04:05:02 pm
      Matip not photographed in training today.

      Did nobody tell them photographers where the treatment room is 🙄 . Doubt he makes it.

                                       Alisson

      Trent           Fabinho           Phillips            Robertson

                 Henderson   Thiago    Wijnaldum

         Shaqiri                    Salah                     Mane

      I know Phillips isn't the quickest but he is a better defender for me than williams.

      Shaq has looked lively and creative so he gets a chance for me. 
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #21: Jan 13, 2021 04:06:00 pm
      Only a win is an option, we need to be on our game and bring our form back to business. We can't afford drop points.

      NB: Team no longer available

      I will being bold but it is necessary. Klopp won't go for my line-up. If Matip returns until Friday, I would put him on.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #22: Jan 13, 2021 04:06:37 pm
      Matip not photographed in training today.

      Did nobody tell them photographers where the treatment room is 🙄 . Doubt he makes it.

                                       Alisson

      Trent           Fabinho           Phillips            Robertson

                 Henderson   Thiago    Wijnaldum

         Shaqiri                    Salah                     Mane

      I know Phillips isn't the quickest but he is a better defender for me than williams.

      Shaq has looked lively and creative so he gets a chance for me. 


      Just seconds, we had the same line-up in mind :)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #23: Jan 13, 2021 04:13:21 pm
      The media love in with the mancs has begun. Almost as if they’ve been waiting for the day their top again!
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      Re: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #24: Jan 13, 2021 04:32:08 pm
      that CB pairing would get destroyed by Utd's attack. As much as I want Fab back in midfield this is not the game to go gung ho. I really really hope Matip is back for this.

      We'd have Hendo & Fab in front of them (Williams-Phillips). Matip won't be back and at some point we need to throw them into the deep water to see if they can swim. Therefore I didn't understand that Jürgen never tried them, e.g. in the FA Cup. Of course he might know more than us...maybe he knows for a fact that they are not PL-ready together.

      p.s. Are some fans of us allowed again?

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