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      Pre-season friendlies 2021

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      rossyred
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #350: Aug 09, 2021 09:26:55 pm
      Lots of positives to take from this game.

      Ox, man of the match. Was pretty much everywhere. Impressive stuff.
      Bobby: Si Señor! Nothing else needs to be said.
      Taki carrying on his strong preseason form. He'll be an asset this season.
      Tsimikas solid again. Was a bit bullied for their goal, but R. Williams is equally at fault for me.
      Konaté, what a beast that man is (in the best sense).
      Good cameo by Hendo. Great to see him back at Anfield.
      Ben Davies... He does exist!  ;D
      Clarkson impressed me with his passing. Hopefully he'll be involved a little more this year, he seems to have Jürgen's trust.

      Many other youngsters showed glimpses of their talent (Gordon and Beck mostly). Looking forward to seeing them develop.

      Don't know what to make of Woodburn. You can see he has 'something', but I'm afraid it might be too late for him with us. Injuries robbed us of a good little player.

      On the other hand, I'm sorry but it's time for Origi to move on. Don't tarnish your legacy by staying too long, lad.

      Origi and it seems very soon Shaq will be gone . Nat must also be close to leaving
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #351: Aug 09, 2021 10:13:45 pm
      The players look refreshed,  jurgen does too. They needed a break and I think us fans did as well. Roll on Saturday
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #352: Aug 09, 2021 10:31:46 pm
      As a "downside" there is no way I see another player coming in. We are loaded. Not just back-ups, but players that are pretty close starting material. I could easily see Konate taking over from Matip during the season, I could easily see Ox or Keita replacing Thiago, I could see Tsimikas better Robbo and that Jota is able to replace Bobby is obvious meanwhile, but even Elliott or Minamino could really push - if Salah or Mané get lazy Jürgen can push them with these guys. Last season they knew that neither Origi nor Shaq were available/able to replace them.

      We need also to make one thing clear: this team is loaded, this team has to win at least one important silverware (CL, PL, FA) and has to qualify for next CL season if not some weird fate strikes again!
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #353: Aug 09, 2021 10:32:49 pm
      AOC is quality, he’s got everything to succeed - I hope it bangs for him this season

      Was he playing attacking midfield or as one of the forwards?
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      Reply #354: Aug 09, 2021 10:38:43 pm
      As a "downside" there is no way I see another player coming in. We are loaded. Not just back-ups, but players that are pretty close starting material. I could easily see Konate taking over from Matip during the season, I could easily see Ox or Keita replacing Thiago, I could see Tsimikas better Robbo and that Jota is able to replace Bobby is obvious meanwhile, but even Elliott or Minamino could really push - if Salah or Mané get lazy Jürgen can push them with these guys. Last season they knew that neither Origi nor Shaq were available/able to replace them.

      We need also to make one thing clear: this team is loaded, this team has to win at least one important silverware (CL, PL, FA) and has to qualify for next CL season if not some weird fate strikes again!

      Why are you shouting ha ha
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      Reply #355: Aug 10, 2021 01:00:08 am
      Haven't watched a minute of pre season so far but having read some of the comments on here, I am absolutely buzzing, especially to see what AOC and Harvey are going to add to our squad this year. Bring it On!!!!
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      Reply #356: Aug 10, 2021 02:32:17 am
      Haven't watched a minute of pre season so far but having read some of the comments on here, I am absolutely buzzing, especially to see what AOC and Harvey are going to add to our squad this year. Bring it On!!!!

      There are even some shoutouts missing; I thought Gomez looked tidy and composed(far more so than Konate), Tsimikas was brilliant all game. Fabinho was his usual excellent self, Ox was absolutely brilliant!

      On another note, Osasuna. I thought those c!nts were absolutely reckless. Shoving Curtis to the ground and then casually kneeing him in the face should have been dealt with, and it just wasn’t. Likewise many other incidents where they kicked, hauled down and otherwise battered our players. We were lucky to get through without any more serious injuries.
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      Reply #357: Aug 10, 2021 02:47:53 am
      On another note, Osasuna. I thought those c!nts were absolutely reckless. Shoving Curtis to the ground and then casually kneeing him in the face should have been dealt with, and it just wasn’t. Likewise many other incidents where they kicked, hauled down and otherwise battered our players. We were lucky to get through without any more serious injuries.

      Seems to be the norm for Spanish teams lately... Fofana (Leicester) was injured in their friendly against Villareal and will be out until 2022, Atlético Madrid vs Feyenoord saw a fight started by Atlético players, etc.

      A bit strange all those incidents.
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      Reply #358: Aug 10, 2021 07:08:06 am
      There are even some shoutouts missing; I thought Gomez looked tidy and composed(far more so than Konate), Tsimikas was brilliant all game. Fabinho was his usual excellent self, Ox was absolutely brilliant!

      On another note, Osasuna. I thought those c!nts were absolutely reckless. Shoving Curtis to the ground and then casually kneeing him in the face should have been dealt with, and it just wasn’t. Likewise many other incidents where they kicked, hauled down and otherwise battered our players. We were lucky to get through without any more serious injuries.

      Thanks mate

      Fkn Osasuna Cu*ts!!!!
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      Reply #359: Aug 10, 2021 11:09:09 am
      Top pre-season.

      Lots of fringe players showing up well, and the Injured lads getting minutes.

      Klopp has many selection headaches coming up next week. ;D
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      Reply #360: Aug 10, 2021 03:45:30 pm
      Impressed by Konate when have seen him preseason, which hasn't been a lot.
      Different kettle of fish playing PL matches, especially against the other top4 challengers, but feeling a lot better about our CB options right now.
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      Reply #361: Aug 10, 2021 04:33:05 pm
      If there is one player who loves to play in front  of the Anfield crowd it’s Bobby

      Loved his celebrating with Kostas after the first, proper getting the lad involved.

      One player that definitely loves playing in front of a crowd is Bobby La
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      Reply #362: Aug 10, 2021 04:34:44 pm
      Loved his celebrating with Kostas after the first, proper getting the lad involved.

      One player that definitely loves playing in front of a crowd is Bobby La

      Actually saw people being critical of his Celebration 🤦‍♂️
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      Reply #363: Aug 10, 2021 04:37:20 pm
      Actually saw people being critical of his Celebration 🤦‍♂️

      Hahaha f**king hell!!

      Some people don't appreciate WHY Bobby is there.
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      Reply #364: Aug 11, 2021 03:44:46 pm
      I’m way more excited for this season than I was for last years at this point, I’m literally excited just to see the first pre match thread… getting to hear Anfield every other week is going to be a blessing.
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      Reply #365: Aug 13, 2021 12:33:38 am
      So really haven't watched much of Pre season, maybe 5 minutes. Can anyone tell me if we have maybe changed up the game plan a bit in any of the games? Instead of going via the sides, have we been attacking down the middle at all?
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      Reply #366: Aug 16, 2021 11:30:22 am
      Liverpool played against Aston Villa behind closed doors.

      Absent, though, were Thiago and Henderson, who only managed cameo appearances in the final pre-season friendly against Osasuna, with injury and an extended holiday ensuring late involvement respectively.

      It was something of a surprise to see the midfield pair left off the teamsheet, particularly with Curtis Jones already ruled out due to concussion.

      But it transpires that they were instead pencilled in to feature in a secret friendly at Anfield on Sunday, which saw Liverpool take on Aston Villa behind closed doors.

      The Reds ran out 4-1 winners with Jones among the scorers having been passed fit to start, joined by Divock Origi, Neco Williams and, impressively, Kaide Gordon on the scoresheet.
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      Reply #367: Aug 16, 2021 11:59:33 am
      Liverpool played against Aston Villa behind closed doors.

      Absent, though, were Thiago and Henderson, who only managed cameo appearances in the final pre-season friendly against Osasuna, with injury and an extended holiday ensuring late involvement respectively.

      It was something of a surprise to see the midfield pair left off the teamsheet, particularly with Curtis Jones already ruled out due to concussion.

      But it transpires that they were instead pencilled in to feature in a secret friendly at Anfield on Sunday, which saw Liverpool take on Aston Villa behind closed doors.

      The Reds ran out 4-1 winners with Jones among the scorers having been passed fit to start, joined by Divock Origi, Neco Williams and, impressively, Kaide Gordon on the scoresheet.

      Thanks for this. I wonder if Gomez and Konate played.
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      Reply #368: Aug 16, 2021 01:35:59 pm
      Thanks for this. I wonder if Gomez and Konate played.

      If I read correctly, the team was: Kelleher, Neco, Gomez, Konate, Beck, Thiago, Henderson, Jones, Minamino, Origi and Gordon.

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