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      Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm

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      Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Feb 14, 2021 07:55:38 pm
      Champions league up next which could be a welcome distraction from our poor run of results in domestic football.
      The game is at a neutral ground because of covid rules so will be held in Budapest, Hungary.

      They are currently second in the German Bundesliga, 4 points off Bayern, but 11 points ahead of Dortmund, and with only 3 league defeats this season, and knocking out Manchester United in the groups stages, they can be a real threat.

      Who will our centre backs be? Who knows, but whoever it is will need to ready and switched on.

      Last chance for silverware. And unless our domestic form improves soon, winning this competition could be our best route back into next seasons competition...

      Big, big game.
      « Last Edit: Feb 15, 2021 10:57:51 am by JD »
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #1: Feb 14, 2021 08:17:47 pm
      This is probably the toughest game we've had for a while, considering the circumstances.
      Just hope the lads can put the league sh*te behind them, and get a decent result. I think a draw would be acceptable. We aren't playing terrible, we've just had an unbelievable catalogue of individual errors cost us dearly.  Lets be honest, Leicester were getting well outplayed. we scored a great goal against a packed defence, and then the catastrophe started. It cant keep happening can it ? Surely we've got to come out the other side of this soon. Let it be Tuesday eh !

      Come on you red men. Going for a narrow win me, but a draw will do fine.
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #2: Feb 14, 2021 08:30:44 pm
      away goal and we have a shot.
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #3: Feb 14, 2021 08:31:36 pm
      Need a return of the mentality monsters, that’s is all. Once they return to our players minds, we will start winning again.
      “Turn doubters into believers”
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #4: Feb 14, 2021 08:38:03 pm
      Nice to have a break from that awful league campaign to be fair
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #5: Feb 14, 2021 09:03:31 pm
      RB Leipzig v Liverpool

      Alisson

      Alexander-Arnold
      Kabak
      Henderson (c)
      Robertson

      Oxlade-Chamberlain
      Wijnaldum
      Jones

      Salah
      Firmino
      Mane

      Subs:

      Kelleher
      Adrian
      N. Williams
      Phillips
      R. Williams
      Tsimikas
      Thiago
      Clarkson
      Shaqiri

      Injured:

      Van Dijk
      Gomez
      Matip
      Davies
      Fabinho
      Keita
      Milner
      Jota
      Origi

      If I was to pick a team before hearing the pre match press conference it would be the one above.

      The sooner Hendo goes back to playing in midfield the better, but I just can’t see Jürgen picking Phillips/R. Williams next to Kabak in such a big game.

      Let’s remember who we are, get behind Klopp and the boys, and start winning some games, I have felt sapped of energy and quite depressed seeing how emotional Klopp has been recently, the guys having a hell of a bad time, but I hope all the “doubters” remember exactly where he dragged us up from.

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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #6: Feb 14, 2021 09:08:44 pm
      If we can't get any of the injured lads back then the team picks itself really which is a shame as we need a Hendo or Fab in midfield badly for this one.
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #7: Feb 14, 2021 09:23:28 pm
      Was Philips registered for this stage? Id play him and get Hendo back into midfield.

      Ill go as far as to ssy I think this will be Thiagos finest hour in red and we see Sadio at his best
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #8: Feb 14, 2021 09:25:41 pm
      Was Philips registered for this stage? Id play him and get Hendo back into midfield.

      Ill go as far as to ssy I think this will be Thiagos finest hour in red and we see Sadio at his best

      Pretty sure he is for KO stage. I'd play him for sure. We need Jenson in the MF BADLY
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #9: Feb 14, 2021 09:35:49 pm
      Was Philips registered for this stage? Id play him and get Hendo back into midfield.

      Ill go as far as to ssy I think this will be Thiagos finest hour in red and we see Sadio at his best

      Phillips is registered now.

      I also expect Fabinho to be included. Pretty sure he was left out on the weekend specifically so he would be ready for this one.

      Does jurgen use him at centre back or midfield, is the question.

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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #10: Feb 14, 2021 09:37:46 pm
      Phillips is registered now.

      I also expect Fabinho to be included. Pretty sure he was left out on the weekend specifically so he would be ready for this one.

      Does jurgen use him at centre back or midfield, is the question.

      Not sure about Fab some saying a doubt even for the Derby
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #11: Feb 14, 2021 09:43:55 pm
      Not sure about Fab some saying a doubt even for the Derby

      Sheesh really?

      Sounds like we might have rushed him back for City are now we're paying the price.
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #12: Feb 14, 2021 09:50:24 pm
      Sheesh really?

      Sounds like we might have rushed him back for City are now we're paying the price.

      Never looked right against City hopefully be back anything with a muscle usually at least a week
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #13: Feb 14, 2021 09:58:20 pm
      Assuming no Fab

                     Alisson

         Trent Nat Kabak Robbo

                      Hendo

                Thiago  Jones

              Mo  Bobby Sadio
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #14: Feb 15, 2021 04:39:34 am
      Assuming no Fab

                     Alisson

         Trent Nat Kabak Robbo

                      Hendo

                Thiago  Jones

              Mo  Bobby Sadio

      If Fab is out I'm guessing Hendo will be in the back. Nat and Kabak would be a very young and inexperienced pairing for the only trophy we are still in for.
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #15: Feb 15, 2021 09:28:50 am
      If Fab is out I'm guessing Hendo will be in the back. Nat and Kabak would be a very young and inexperienced pairing for the only trophy we are still in for.

      It is but I just feel we need to boss midfield tomorrow and doing that would ease pressure on the 2 centre halfs
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #16: Feb 15, 2021 09:42:16 am
      Im not looking forward to this game at all.

      Personally think all european football should be on hold while theres travel bans. crazy both teams travelling to a neutral venue.

      Anyway, never know might be just the game to get some confidence back.

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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #17: Feb 15, 2021 09:56:52 am
      CL is our last chance for silverware this season. Beat RB and hope for a return of Jota and VVD.
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #18: Feb 15, 2021 10:59:24 am
      Personally think all european football should be on hold while theres travel bans. crazy both teams travelling to a neutral venue.

      Does seem a massive opportunity for a few covid cases to nobble our squad further.  Agree that the squad travelling around Europe does seem incredibly daft but not sure what the other options are really!
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #19: Feb 15, 2021 11:03:19 am
      Does seem a massive opportunity for a few covid cases to nobble our squad further.  Agree that the squad travelling around Europe does seem incredibly daft but not sure what the other options are really!

      Fifa 21 play off best of 3. We could get Virg Joe and Naby to play, they must be expert at it now
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #20: Feb 15, 2021 11:24:16 am
      Think lll go 3 2 us. Dont think ill ever see a clean sheet again! Just fancy Mane to turn up tomorrow
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #21: Feb 15, 2021 11:25:27 am
      Does seem a massive opportunity for a few covid cases to nobble our squad further.  Agree that the squad travelling around Europe does seem incredibly daft but not sure what the other options are really!

      Indeed. ;-(
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #22: Feb 15, 2021 12:05:11 pm
      I would settle for a score draw in this first leg, cannot see us keeping a clean sheet at present !
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #23: Feb 15, 2021 12:39:53 pm
      We just need to be in the tie for the second leg.
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #24: Feb 15, 2021 12:44:18 pm
      Leipzig come into this the form team, think have won their last 4 games, we've lost our last 3 - so taking nothing for granted.
      Lot of things for Jürgen to decide:
      - does he start Ali - know it would be tough to drop him after 2 poor games, but this is knockout so we might not have the chance to let him play his way back to form, and his form has been really poor - Kelleher might be in with a shout - tough choice
      - CB partnership - f***in sick of this CB crap at this stage - but anyway - if Fab is fit would play him there - probably would stick Hendo there too - Kabak still looks a bit green and short a bit of pace - Davies isn't featuring yet under Jürgen - so maybe Nat?! There's no good options here for the boss, he just has to go with what he thinks is the least bad
      - middle probably Jones/Gini/Thiago
      - up front Mo/Bob/Mane

      Going into this more hopeful than expectant.
      Jürgen looked low after Leicester, and the team moral can't be much better.
      It's going to take a huge effort and turnaround in form to get past Leipzig over two legs.
      Really hope we can manage it and keep one iron in the fire.

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