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

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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #25: Feb 15, 2021 01:12:59 pm
      Just watching the lads training and think Ben Davies is there and as expected no Fab
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #26: Feb 15, 2021 01:15:08 pm
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #27: Feb 15, 2021 01:17:52 pm
      With a shaky defence we need to go full throttle heavy metal, push them back and outscore them.

      Or go very defensive, perhaps deploy 3CB's and go low block with counter attack.
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #28: Feb 15, 2021 01:18:01 pm
      Yes Naby lad
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #29: Feb 15, 2021 01:26:24 pm
      Just read Paul Mersons thoughts on our situation. Bang on the money if you ask me, joint favourites next season when VVD is back in. Even he agrees our luck has been awful.

      I personally quite like Merson as a pundit. Truthful and usually not far from how it is...
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #30: Feb 15, 2021 01:36:06 pm
      If we go full throttle, we’ll win this. We can’t go too defensive with our likely previously untried defence, and expect them to hold out. Just don’t leave acres of space behind for Leipzig to exploit, and we’ll be fine.
      Just outscore them, our luck has to change somewhen, why not tomorrow 🤷‍♂️
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #31: Feb 15, 2021 02:11:36 pm
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      I would put Phillips and Kabak and if they click, I would leave them for the rest of the campaign.

      I would rotate Firmino with Shaqiri. We may see AOC rather Thiago, depending on his fitness.

      We need to win this game so at least we will have something to look forward too :)
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #32: Feb 15, 2021 02:20:55 pm
      Anyone see a lot of these? Are they the same set up as last time we met?
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #33: Feb 15, 2021 03:21:07 pm
      Anyone see a lot of these? Are they the same set up as last time we met?

      Well they were battered 5-0 by the Mancs but are second in their league and been on a good run.

      Not going to be easy at all this one IMO.

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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #34: Feb 15, 2021 04:19:29 pm
      Had us as slight favourites when crowds allowed not sure anymore just imagine how they would cope without Konate  and Upecamono like we have to so cruel these injuries in one position
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #35: Feb 15, 2021 04:49:03 pm
      Had us as slight favourites when crowds allowed not sure anymore just imagine how they would cope without Konate  and Upecamono like we have to so cruel these injuries in one position

      It depends on our forwards, if they turn up then we win, if not then we are fu**ed!
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #36: Feb 15, 2021 04:56:19 pm
      Since this is a two legged affair I’d take a gamble and have a Phillips & Kabak CB pairing, especially if Fabinho is back, otherwise I’d have Henderson as the DM in front of them, Trent & Robbo either side with, Thiago & Gini / Henderson in midfield, Salah Mane & Bobby up top,
      Alisson has been total f***in gash of late and normally I’d have him sit this one out, however, only Kelleher’s lack of European experience keeps him out of my X1.......


      With Fabinho......

                                                                      Alisson
                                                     Trent   Phillips   Kabak   Robbo
                                                            Henderson   Fabinho
                                                                     Alcantara
                                                           Salah   Firmino   Mane




      Without Fabinho.....                                    Alisson
                                                      Trent   Phillips   Kabak   Robbo
                                                           Henderson   Wijnaldom
                                                                     Alcantara
                                                             Salah  Firmino  Mane


      Wafer thin Bench ; Kelleher, Neco, Rhys, Jones, Shaqiri, Oxlaid, Tsimikas, Origi, Clarkson



      I think it’s more likely we will see Hendo with Kabak again, with a Gini, Jones & Thiago midfield trio and the usual suspects atop, but again it kind of stifles how we play, we lose so much without Hendo & Fabinho controlling with the creativity of Thiago, it also allows Bobby to drop back creating the space for Thiago to slot thru balls in between defenders and allows Mane & Mo and of course Bobby room to do their magical best,

      It’s why I’d gamble and have Phillips with Kabak, we may not have Fabinho but with Henderson as DM, he can control and give support to the CB’s, it is a gamble but one I think worth taking, what have we got to lose ?  :f_whistle:



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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #37: Feb 15, 2021 05:12:06 pm
      First things first: does the away-goal-rule apply, so that if we score a goal tomorrow it would count as a tiebreaker? I ask because the game is played not in Leipzig and without fans and wasn't that what once triggered this rule (= goals more valueable in hostile enviroment)?

      I'd urge Jürgen to try to force Phillips and Williams/Kabak/Davies to play at CB to free Hendo and later Fab to where they are really strong. The last weeks have shown no benefit of Hendo playing CB. I'd also urge Jürgen to play like Mourinho's Spurs, at least a little bit more like them.

      I hope for a draw at least. We need to try to win the CL and when you hear that VVD is back in Liverpool and Jota+Fab are two weeks away then we could still have a decent shot.
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      Re: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #38: Feb 15, 2021 06:24:18 pm


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



      Unfortunately it's all about the TV Benjamins. 

      I agree with you 100% in that all inter European Club football competitions should have been suspended. In addition I think all International football should have been shelved until the bug was under control/vaccines throughout the world etc. Having players fly all over the world is lunacy in my opinion.
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #39: Feb 15, 2021 07:16:33 pm
      In the end one thing will smooth over conflict and "crisis" and unhappy football supporters: Winning football matches. When the team get back to winning ways, and they will soon enough, then people will stop grinding their teeth (and some will find something else to complain about, again).

      This string of results provides a big spotlight on the quality and character of fan support. The words "You'll Never Walk Alone" either mean something or they don't.

      Happy to stand arm in arm with so many passionate supporters on here who like to talk about the team, the good, the bad, the highs the lows, but always in support.  Also happy to ignore a few others, who definitely are not walking in support, whether they think they are or not.

      Now let's fight for a win on Tuesday.
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #40: Feb 15, 2021 08:26:23 pm
      Thiago should know how Leipzig play from his Bundesliga days so I imagine his information to be valuable .Probably a nervous centre half pairing with Davies and Philips but might be worth a try, maybe for the first half anyway ,Could do with away goals from our front 3 with some creation from Hendo , Thiago and Gini
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #41: Feb 15, 2021 08:57:15 pm
      Going for a 2-1 win...
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #42: Feb 15, 2021 09:12:10 pm
      Liverpool still 3rd favourites for the champions league! Crazy considering our form and injuries.
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #43: Feb 16, 2021 01:18:08 am
      Well they were battered 5-0 by the Mancs but are second in their league and been on a good run.

      Not going to be easy at all this one IMO.

      The man u game wasn't a 5-0 game,it flattered man u and they battered them at home in the first half even though Utd nearly got a undeserved draw in the second half when they sat back a little.I think we have an advantage it's not being played at their home ground in Germany as their record in the league at home is 9 wins from 11 games with 1 defeat,Leipzig play with a high tempo with and without the ball,both their wingbacks are quick and like to venture forward.I will be happy with a score draw to take them back to Anfield where hopefully our home form will improve by March.
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #44: Feb 16, 2021 05:17:59 am
      Liverpool still 3rd favourites for the champions league! Crazy considering our form and injuries.

      Bettieng odds mainly reflect the disposition of bettors, more than any real analysis of a team's chances. If the bookies know there are a lot of peeps who want to take a.flutter on Liverpool, their odds will go shorter, regardless if it is a smart play. Those shops' first priority is to guarantee their profit.

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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #45: Feb 16, 2021 09:41:00 am
      Interesting build up to this one. I have the feeling Liverpool that we all know & love are going to turn up (just like that Atalanta game where every pundit and their granny fancied Atalanta).

      Don't think Ali will be dropped - think Jürgen will see that as doing him more harm than good. Don't think we will see anybody other than Hendo plus another at CB (as much as Id love a proper CB pairing).

      As a few have said, one or two away goals will set us up nicely. Not expecting a win due to the form - score draw for me.
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #46: Feb 16, 2021 09:49:00 am
      Need a result tonight, if only for the morale of the side. Going for a 2-1 win for the Reds !
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #47: Feb 16, 2021 09:49:09 am
      Really have to score tonight.
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #48: Feb 16, 2021 11:54:26 am
      I’d have Gini in, he seems to shine more attack wise in CL, hopefully if you can get Hendo in holding, which I admit is unlikely, Thiago could finally shine.... then just simply try and out score them.

                      Alisson
      Trent - Phillips - Kabak - Robbo
                       Hendo
                   Gini  - Thiago
            Salah - Firmino - Mane
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      Re: Pre-Match: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool 16/2/2021 8pm
      Reply #49: Feb 16, 2021 12:02:26 pm
      If they score first will we see the panic button pressed or will we see leafership and calm heads remembering who we are and what we have achieved?

      If its option 1 we will get another result similsr to the last 2. If we go option 2 we take a lead back to Anfield. Its that basic for me.

      With no Fab or Milner Id gladly play Kabak with Davies or Nat and get Hendo back in with Gini and Jones or Thiago

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