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      Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)

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      Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Jan 26, 2021 07:42:52 pm
      Liverpool return to the league campaign with a trip to north London to face Jose Mourinho's men. Spurs are one point behind us but have a game in hand. Thus far in 2021, They have league wins over Leeds and Sheffield United and a draw vs. Fulham, plus FA Cup wins over JB Marine and, on Monday, Wycombe.

      Questions will surround Liverpool's team selection, with the midfield in particular requiring some important decisions. Jordan Henderson's fitness issue is a particularly vexing variable.

      So here's a thread to talk about our team's prospects in the coming match. Hopefully it will not become yet another thread repeating the same complaints about the owners or the manager, but I am not counting on it.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #1: Jan 26, 2021 08:01:33 pm
      Alisson

      Trent     Matip     Fabinho     Robertson

      Gini

      Thiago       Jones

      Salah       Firmino       Mane
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #2: Jan 26, 2021 08:14:27 pm
      Alisson

      Trent     Matip     Fabinho     Robertson

      Gini

      Thiago       Jones

      Salah       Firmino       Mane

      Id play Milner or Shaq instead of Curtis, I'm not sure what Curtis brings to the team at the moment
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #3: Jan 26, 2021 08:14:43 pm
      Alisson

      Trent     Matip     Fabinho     Robertson

      Gini

      Thiago       Jones

      Salah       Firmino       Mane

      Good shout, Thiago in a more advanced role may be able to offer a link between the front three that seems to be missing
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #4: Jan 26, 2021 08:15:29 pm
      Need a win here; we've just gone out of the Top 4 now
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #5: Jan 26, 2021 08:29:01 pm
      We will be about mid table if this slump doesn't end soon. So a good a place as any against a free-flowing, gung-ho, dynamic Spurs team.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #6: Jan 26, 2021 08:34:06 pm
      Id play Milner or Shaq instead of Curtis, I'm not sure what Curtis brings to the team at the moment

      I'd be happy with Shaqiri.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #7: Jan 26, 2021 08:53:36 pm

      Hendo ruled out ?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #8: Jan 26, 2021 08:56:02 pm
                 Alisson
      Milner Matip Fab Robbo
        Jones Thiago Gini
         Salah Taki Mane

      Wouldn't start TAA in the form he's in, would stick in Milly. Unless TAAs form is better. Not Neco either unfortunately.
      If Matip can't play, would play Nat, don't think he could be worse than Williams. Hope he can though or we might be in trouble.
      Shaq has a good pass in him, just don't think his general play/work is as good as Jones. AOC is in headless chicken mode. Naby, who knows.
      Thiago and Gini select themselves, there's nobody fecking else.
      Salah can get a goal, Mane and then Taki instead of Bob.

      Not sure Jürgen will pick Taki though, haven't seen him in a while, while we've seen Origi. So maybe Bob or Shaq in front3 with Mo/Mane...
      And he'll prob go with TAA.

      Wasn't going to even bother doing a team up.
      Whoever is selected, if we don't play better than we have been, we'll get beat, or maybe draw.
      Even just a small bit of f**king luck, a deflected goal, might just signal a bit of a turn in fortune.
      Though things are bad when hoping for a bit of luck.

      Expectations are low, we've been playing poorly, written off by some - just go out and f**king do yer things lads, chest out, if going down go down with a fight...
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #9: Jan 26, 2021 08:57:17 pm

      I'd presumed he was still injured mate.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #10: Jan 26, 2021 09:19:13 pm

      Tbh after Sunday I'd stick with Milner, thought he was superb at times. Him, Thiago and Gini for Thursday.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #11: Jan 26, 2021 09:21:04 pm
      Alisson; Trent, Matip, Fabinho, Robbo; Gini, Milner, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

      Hendo for Milner if he's fit.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #12: Jan 26, 2021 09:42:21 pm
      I'd presumed he was still injured mate.

      Oh right thought he might have made this blow if he doesn't
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #13: Jan 26, 2021 09:58:22 pm
      Well win this.

      If Hendo is fit Id play him with Matip. His long range passing ala VVD would be huge in this game.

      Id play Milner Fab and Thiago in a 3 and either Shaq or Jones between those 3 and the front 2 of Mo and Mane..

      No Hendo then Fab at the back Thiago Milner and Shaq in the middle
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #14: Jan 26, 2021 09:58:30 pm
      We will be about mid table if this slump doesn't end soon. So a good a place as any against a free-flowing, gung-ho, dynamic Spurs team.
      Lol free flowing and gung-ho? You watched them play this season mate? 21% possession at anfield last time out
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #15: Jan 26, 2021 09:58:56 pm
      Spuds away, one of the toughest to get anything from, Maureen hates us meaning he’ll have added impetus to f**k us over, we are weaker than we would normally be so another filip for that c**t, to me there are four stand out players who will give us most trouble, Kane, Son, Holjberg, Dembele, if we can combat those 4 we will have a decent chance,

      Milner in for Trent, nah, he’d get ripped to f**k by Son, we need pace so Trent in at RB, Matip will play also having missed the Munts game, we will need his height for set pieces, Rhys didn’t work next to Fabinho and was clearly out of his depth,so I’m putting Phillips in and here’s why, he’s good in the air and is more adept than Rhys, it’s not ideal but I’d rather it be him than Rhys, the rest pick themselves, but i am tempted to swap Bobby for Taki.


                                                                             Alisson
                                                              Trent Matip Phillips Robbo
                                                                            Fabinho
                                                                     Thiago        Gini
                                                                  Salah     Taki    Mane


                                         Bench; Kelleher, Milner, AOC, Bobby, Shaqiri, Jones, Divock


      In games like these I want Fabinho protecting, if Hendo was fit he’d be in too, probably for Gini, Keita another option if fit, this is what is hurting us, not having the big fella obviously but our midfield is weakened playing Fab at CB, Trent’s game has also suffered without Virgil and without Hendo, who covers from him going forward, it is a gamble playing Phillips but no more so than Rhys at the toilet, on their day Spuds could rip us a new one, especially in central areas, so we need to be competitive in there hence Fabinho in to break up play and keeping tabs on that cheating c**t Kane.


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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #16: Jan 26, 2021 10:10:14 pm
      I'll take a draw. It's about Top 4 & CL now (City is 7 points ahead of us, forget the title). A point on the road against a quality team in the middle of adversity is not bad.

      Mourinho will sit deep and wait. We better do not play impatient and too high. Let them make the game for we are safisfied with a draw.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #17: Jan 26, 2021 10:26:54 pm
      Says it all tonight about our recent form:
      Southampton 1 Arsenal 3
      West Brom 0 City 5
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #18: Jan 26, 2021 10:28:19 pm
      I'll take a draw. It's about Top 4 & CL now (City is 7 points ahead of us, forget the title). A point on the road against a quality team in the middle of adversity is not bad.

      Mourinho will sit deep and wait. We better do not play impatient and too high. Let them make the game for we are safisfied with a draw.

      Would we play for a draw, against anyone?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #19: Jan 26, 2021 10:57:43 pm
      Reports Hendo and Matip back so would imagine Hendo , Thiago and Gini all being well.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #20: Jan 26, 2021 10:59:48 pm
      Reports Hendo and Matip back so would imagine Hendo , Thiago and Gini all being well.

      Hendo back is huge.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #21: Jan 26, 2021 11:09:00 pm
      Reports Hendo and Matip back so would imagine Hendo , Thiago and Gini all being well.

      That's a big boost mate will give us a real chance to get some form back.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #22: Jan 26, 2021 11:43:42 pm
      Would we play for a draw, against anyone?

      In our current situation against a top4 contender on the road? Yes.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #23: Jan 27, 2021 05:33:09 am





      If indeed that is true I’d go....... 4-2-3-1


                                       Alisson

                         Trent   Matip  Phillips  Robbo

                             Hendo         Fabinho

                            Shaqiri  Thiago.  Mane

                                        Salah


      Changes the dynamics having Hendo back, allows Thiago further forward, which will give Dyer & Co nightmares, covers for Trent so he can bomb forward as with Robbo down the left, he adds much needed steel in alongside Fabinho and he can shout, scream, bollock, command and keep the boys in line so we play as a unit, have more cohesion, and have a better balance, give it ten minutes and watch the confidence soar, without him I’d be happy with a draw, with him we will win !



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      Re: Pre-Match: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League (Thu 28th Jan 8pm)
      Reply #24: Jan 27, 2021 06:08:08 am




      If indeed that is true I’d go....... 4-2-3-1


                                       Alisson

                         Trent   Matip  Phillips  Robbo

                             Hendo         Fabinho

                            Shaqiri  Thiago.  Mane

                                        Salah


      Changes the dynamics having Hendo back, allows Thiago further forward, which will give Dyer & Co nightmares, covers for Trent so he can bomb forward as with Robbo down the left, he adds much needed steel in alongside Fabinho and he can shout, scream, bollock, command and keep the boys in line so we play as a unit, have more cohesion, and have a better balance, give it ten minutes and watch the confidence soar, without him I’d be happy with a draw, with him we will win !



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      I like your team well enough, but Jürgen has passed on picking Phillips for several matches now. Not expecting it. Matip and Fabinho, I reckon.

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