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

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      LondonRed83
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #75: Jan 14, 2021 10:20:46 pm
      Sure, but if he's going to be in midfield he needs to do more than constantly try to lob the ball into the box. That was horrible the last game.

      Yeah he needs to cut those floaters out.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #76: Jan 14, 2021 10:53:14 pm
      United being top going into this game shows how poor a season City and us are having this season,Jürgen will have a game plan as he knows how united and OGS will set up and play,lets be honest even with our injuries we are a lot better than them(no way they are finishing above us)and being at home i believe we will win,they will be happy with a draw,if Matip plays along side Fab we win clearly if not then by the odd goal in three.This game is set up for the likes of Thiago and Shaq to open up their static defence.We need to target Shaw as he is their weak link and hopefully Fred plays as he is rubbish.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #77: Jan 15, 2021 12:00:37 am
      United being top going into this game shows how poor a season City and us are having this season,Jürgen will have a game plan as he knows how united and OGS will set up and play,lets be honest even with our injuries we are a lot better than them(no way they are finishing above us)and being at home i believe we will win,they will be happy with a draw,if Matip plays along side Fab we win clearly if not then by the odd goal in three.This game is set up for the likes of Thiago and Shaq to open up their static defence.We need to target Shaw as he is their weak link and hopefully Fred plays as he is rubbish.

      Think we need to stop expecting to score 95 points every season. Having to grind it out and shrug off some losses is what a normal season really is. We are in a perfectly fine position, a lot is going to happen before the season wraps up. We are fine, but definitely need to make sure we take points off our rivals.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #78: Jan 15, 2021 04:18:20 am
      For me as an American, absolutely United has been the team I most love to hate. For the longest time over here every default "fan" of English football teams would spout on about United just because they were winning so many trophies. I've seen it from people all over the British Commonwealth, United, United, United.

      I get the rivalry with Everton on Merseyside, but not having grown up there, it doesn't hit me in the same way.
      Makes perfect sense now you've explained it Robby  ;D
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #79: Jan 15, 2021 09:21:53 am
      2 more sleeps

      F**king love these games, especially when were written off
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #80: Jan 15, 2021 10:04:50 am
      2 more sleeps

      F**king love these games, especially when were written off
      Amen brother,been counting the days too this one.
      United may be the team in form but like the Merseyside Derby form goes out the window as it’s simply how you perform on the day,but as always I’m expecting us to do these and do a dusty with the 3 points.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #81: Jan 15, 2021 10:17:05 am
      Need Alisson on top form and hopefully Matip back.

      Then we will be able to play Thiago, Henderson and Wijnaldum in the middle.

      I reckon Trent will come back with a stormer and don’t get me started on our Scottish legend of a leftback, he’ll be bang up for it.

      All we need is a little magic from the front 3 and I think we could grab 3 goals.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #82: Jan 15, 2021 12:33:51 pm
      As I said thre days ago, I would drop Firmino and slot Shaqiri on the right and move Salah centrally. We can cause them a lot but we need to be back on form to do so. A win against them, will hurt their confidence and helps us so much obviously. Anything rather than a win is a disaster for us.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #83: Jan 15, 2021 12:47:46 pm
      Need Alisson on top form and hopefully Matip back.

      Then we will be able to play Thiago, Henderson and Wijnaldum in the middle.

      I reckon Trent will come back with a stormer and don’t get me started on our Scottish legend of a leftback, he’ll be bang up for it.

      All we need is a little magic from the front 3 and I think we could grab 3 goals.

      Mane will be a man possessed & Bobby going to tear a new one to the Mancs..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #84: Jan 15, 2021 01:09:17 pm
      Need to get some pace in and around Maguire seen milk turn quicker Salah more centrally . Bailly quicker but very rash especially when dragged out
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #85: Jan 15, 2021 01:14:55 pm
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #86: Jan 15, 2021 01:15:21 pm
      Keita out Matip touch and go
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #87: Jan 15, 2021 01:25:25 pm
      Makes perfect sense now you've explained it Robby  ;D

      Remember, it's a sport hate, not a personal one. I would never throw a fire extinguisher at you, Keith.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #88: Jan 15, 2021 01:28:07 pm

      I think him returning to the lineup after one training.session would be a mistake, no matter how big the game. But I trust Jürgen.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #89: Jan 15, 2021 01:31:31 pm
      I think him returning to the lineup after one training.session would be a mistake, no matter how big the game. But I trust Jürgen.

      If he trains today and tomorrow will be fine need him I am afraid
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #90: Jan 15, 2021 01:35:10 pm
      I think him returning to the lineup after one training.session would be a mistake, no matter how big the game. But I trust Jürgen.

      It's actually the medical team who'd tell Klopp if he can go or not.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #91: Jan 15, 2021 01:39:27 pm
      As I said thre days ago, I would drop Firmino and slot Shaqiri on the right and move Salah centrally. We can cause them a lot but we need to be back on form to do so. A win against them, will hurt their confidence and helps us so much obviously. Anything rather than a win is a disaster for us.

      Drop your hardest pressing player. I think not. Firmino was made for games like this. bring Shaqiri on late if nothing is working. Otherwise you play your best players and contrary to some meatheads on this forum, Bobby is one of our best players still.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #92: Jan 15, 2021 01:41:14 pm

      What was all that "one in a million talk" ?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #93: Jan 15, 2021 01:57:03 pm
      If Joel is fit then he needs to start.  Not only because he is our only half-fit, senior CB, but also because he could just as easily get injured during training, whilst making dinner, or rolling out of bed in the morning....  He's only fit 10% of the time and he's a damn good player when fit, so if he can take the field then put him in the 11. 
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #94: Jan 15, 2021 02:22:31 pm
      Drop your hardest pressing player. I think not. Firmino was made for games like this. bring Shaqiri on late if nothing is working. Otherwise you play your best players and contrary to some meatheads on this forum, Bobby is one of our best players still.

      I'm with clint on this one. Shaq has looked like creating and I think salah would cause maguire all sorts of problems with his pace and movement.

      Problem here is as soon as someone doesn't put bobby in their team they are classed as 'one of those meatheads' . I love bobby but he would be on the bench if I was picking the team on Sunday. However, I'm not :-)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #95: Jan 15, 2021 02:25:07 pm

      The 2 training session rule...though id suspect Saturdays will be light so Joel would really have needed yesterday and today to get through 2 good sessions
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #96: Jan 15, 2021 02:29:45 pm
      If Matip is out just go 1 at the back, Fab v cavani...Trent and Robbo will handle Rashford and Pogba. Leave hendo the protecting that trio while marshalling the pocket of space Fernandez will like...Thiago Gini our 2 in the middle. Shaq the 3rd man in


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           TAA               FAB        ROBBO

                                 JH

                     TA                  GW

                                XS

                    MS       RF      SM
      « Last Edit: Jan 15, 2021 02:37:29 pm by Brian78 »
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #97: Jan 15, 2021 02:30:16 pm
      If he trains today and tomorrow will be fine need him I am afraid

      I agree, Matip would still get the same injury if you ease him back in slowly. This game is massive
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #98: Jan 15, 2021 02:35:06 pm
      I'm with clint on this one. Shaq has looked like creating and I think salah would cause maguire all sorts of problems with his pace and movement.

      Problem here is as soon as someone doesn't put bobby in their team they are classed as 'one of those meatheads' . I love bobby but he would be on the bench if I was picking the team on Sunday. However, I'm not :-)

      Shaq is better suited against teams that sit deep and we have to unlock the bus. Against teams that can play football he really doesn't have the work rate to suffocate the opposing player with the press and recover the ball in attacking positions. Just not his game.

      4-2-3-1 hasn't really worked as well this year so don't think this is the game when you try it again and hope it works. You go with the formation that has won you the world.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs United. (Sunday 17th -16:30 KO)
      Reply #99: Jan 15, 2021 02:43:01 pm
      If Matip is out just go 1 at the back, Fab v cavani...Trent and Robbo will handle Rashford and Pogba. Leave hendo the protecting that trio while marshalling the pocket of space Fernandez will like...Thiago Gini our 2 in the middle. Shaq the 3rd man in


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           TAA               FAB        ROBBO

                                 JH

                     TA                  GW

                                XS

                    MS       RF      SM

      Pretty sure we won't be lining up with one CB

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