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      Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool

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      harrydunn08
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      Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Aug 13, 2021 02:46:06 pm
      Only 1 day away from the new season, and we don't have a pre-match thread.  Mods, feel free to adjust the title as I really don't know the appropraite format.  Also, I think maybe the countdown ticker is off by about 2.5 hours.

      It's time to put our differences of opion aside and get behind the team.  I'm f**king buzzing for this one, and expect us to come out firing on all cylinders.  I think the low key preseason will have benefitted us, and players like Mane, Bobby, Ox, Naby etc appear to be recharged and ready to go.  There are only a couple of questions over the lineup going into tomorrow. 

      - Who will partner VVD?
      - Will Klopp go with Tsimi at LB, or will he put Mr Reliable (James Milner) out there?
      - Will Jota replace Bobby in the front 3?  Or will Klopp go for a 4-2-3-1 with all 4 of Mane - Bobby - Salah - Jota in the team?

      For me, I would go with:

      Ali
      TAA - Matip - VVD - Tsimi
      Fab
      Hendo - Thiago
      Salah - Bobby - Mane

      Bring on Jota and Ox around the 60 minute mark.  I feel these 2 are going to have breakout seasons this year. 

      3-0 to the mighty Reds!! 

      YNWA

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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #1: Aug 13, 2021 03:15:57 pm
      Finally!

      Hope we start with a bang! Gonna go 3-1 though.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #2: Aug 13, 2021 03:21:07 pm
      Keita to start for me with Fab and hopefully Elliott  . Reckon VVD starts as well with Matip
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #3: Aug 13, 2021 04:07:55 pm
      Will be interesting to see what the CB pairing is.
      TAA and Tsimikas will do doubt start.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #4: Aug 13, 2021 04:21:34 pm
      At a christening tomorrow so will no doubt miss the most of it.

      Though I'm clinging onto the hope it'll be shown somewhere nearby so I can slip off to watch it.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #5: Aug 13, 2021 04:29:21 pm
      So Good to have the pre-match thread back.....I'm going with thus....

                                     Alisson
                       Trent   Matip Konate  Kostas
                                       Fabinho
                          Thiago                  Keita
                          Salah   Firmino    Mane

      Too early for the big fella, don't think Jürgen will risk it yet, same for Joe, he'll want to hit the ground running so for me he'll go with as much experience as possible,  so I don't think he'll start Harvey either,
      Kostas in for Robbo for obvious reasons and Naby has to perform simple as, or Curtis is waiting in the wings, Ox will have to be patient but like Harvey he can offer a potent impact from the bench,  the three amigo's need no explanation except that Jota is sure to replace one of them at One point, probably Bobby,

      Anyhoo I'm loving how most pundits have written us off already,  one thinks we'll be battling Leicester for 4th 🤣🤣🤣🤣, T**t,

      Can see us getting off to the perfect start but it won't be easy by any stretch against Canaries,

      1-2 Mighty Redmen


                                        YNWA
                 
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #6: Aug 13, 2021 04:43:41 pm
      I'd love to see Elliot and Jones involved more this season - the departure of Wijaldum does create a natural gap in midfield and an opportunity for them to step up and become first-team regulars. I know Jones is out tomorrow but I'd love to see Elliot start - he has an energy about him that I think the front three would really feed off.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #7: Aug 13, 2021 07:36:38 pm
            Alisson
      TAA Matip Konate Tsimakas
        Keita Fabinho Milner
        Salah Jota Mane

      Think Matips had a good preseason, but might be bit early for VVD/Joe, I'd go Konate who's impressed.
      Don't think Hendo/Thiago ready, far as I know. So Fabinho and Milner to give the solid base and Naby to press on. Think Jones not avail either.
      Jota has looked sharp, with the usuals on either side.
      Unfortunate Robbo can't start but hopefully Tsimakas can do a job.

      Can't wait for this, the family are out, have the beer in for this one :)
      The 5-4 game just popped up on my feed so watched it again, never gets old, Jürgen and the glasses.

      New season, hoping we can pull in 3 points here...
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #8: Aug 13, 2021 09:08:55 pm
      Gone for a 2  0 win for the Reds, against Norwich, in the prediction league. Hopefully getting off to a flying start in the opening game of the Premier league season !
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #9: Aug 13, 2021 10:31:49 pm
      OMG I'm absolutely buzzing for this tomorrow teatime, cannot bloody wait, the season opener is always a special and this one will be no different.

      Always exciting to see the team that Jürgen chooses and so important to get off to a good start, so obviously I'm going for a reds win to kick off the 2021-22 season.

      Come on you mighty reds  :kop5cf8koxp6: :scarf: :kop5cf8koxp6: :scarf:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #10: Aug 14, 2021 12:35:02 am
      We're not quite 100% for this with defenders in early stages of recovery. I'm not going to read too much into how this game ends up but I am relatively confident for the season.

      I don't see us 8th with 7/8 games to go again. Good luck to the lads and the fans getting back in stadiums. It's been grim without them.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #11: Aug 14, 2021 12:42:02 am
      Can’t have asked for a better start, we need to take advantage and keep the pressure on City and Chelski to keep up.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #12: Aug 14, 2021 01:21:39 am
      We're not quite 100% for this with defenders in early stages of recovery. I'm not going to read too much into how this game ends up but I am relatively confident for the season.

      I don't see us 8th with 7/8 games to go again. Good luck to the lads and the fans getting back in stadiums. It's been grim without them.

      I think sometimes a couple of things are overlooked.

      We know how to win a title. 2 seasons before last we came close to 100 points - that's what defines us, not last seasons horror show.

      Our main players are all in their prime, they are canny and they know how to win games in the Prem.

      We have vast experience.
      2 CL finals, winning one, a PL title, World title.
      Same squad, in their prime, but more experienced.

      If we hit our stride, we'll take some keeping up with.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #13: Aug 14, 2021 01:56:00 am
      I think sometimes a couple of things are overlooked.

      We know how to win a title. 2 seasons before last we came close to 100 points - that's what defines us, not last seasons horror show.

      Our main players are all in their prime, they are canny and they know how to win games in the Prem.

      We have vast experience.
      2 CL finals, winning one, a PL title, World title.
      Same squad, in their prime, but more experienced.

      If we hit our stride, we'll take some keeping up with.
      Exactly how I see it , the key is getting a flying start , and just build on the momentum, the fans back the team winning , remember pep bringing the all conquering city to anfield , first time I’ve seen him set up a team to just defend , that’s what the fans and anfield gives us
      COYR Title contenders for sure .
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #14: Aug 14, 2021 02:09:37 am
      I am always a bit worried about opening the season away to a newly promoted side and we seen what happen this evening with Brentford so I expect Norwich to come out hard with lots of energy so it would be nice if we score early take sting out of the game.

      Just looking forward to have football on the TV on the weekend and especially with crowds back in the stands.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #15: Aug 14, 2021 04:25:47 am
      Getting up at 7 am and driving 2 hours to the nearest LFC pub to watch. Will get there around 10 and so my buddy can watch the Everton game. Hopefully they get smashed and we win so that his day is dreadful.

      Anyways. 2-0 win the UNEARABLEs. Need to start our title defense out strong 😉

      Ali
      Kosta Matip Gomez TAA
      Fab Kieta Elliot
      Mane Jota Mane
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #16: Aug 14, 2021 06:13:57 am
      Tricky game to start. To be honest, I don't expect us to keep a clean sheet but we should be able to outscore them (can we bring Suarez back for this one game?).

      I'd go with:
      Ali
      TAA - Matip - Konaté - Tsimikas
      Milly (or Thiago) - Fabinho - Keita
      Salah - Jota - Mané
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #17: Aug 14, 2021 08:34:15 am
      Cannot wait! Seem to be looking sharp so hopefully we come out of the blocks flying.

      Gone for a 2-0 reds win in the prediction league but don’t care just as long as it’s a big W tonight. COME ON! ⚽️
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #18: Aug 14, 2021 08:39:40 am
      Getting up at 7 am and driving 2 hours to the nearest LFC pub to watch. Will get there around 10 and so my buddy can watch the Everton game. Hopefully they get smashed and we win so that his day is dreadful.

      Anyways. 2-0 win the UNEARABLEs. Need to start our title defense out strong 😉

      Ali
      Kosta Matip Gomez TAA
      Fab Kieta Elliot
      Mane Jota Mane

      Not sure Mane will be fit enough to cover both wings  ;)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #19: Aug 14, 2021 09:21:23 am
      Sorry, but isn't the countdown off? The game is at 5:30pm BST, isn't it?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #20: Aug 14, 2021 10:15:47 am
      Sorry, but isn't the countdown off? The game is at 5:30pm BST, isn't it?

      Correct
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #21: Aug 14, 2021 10:34:07 am
            Alisson
      TAA Matip Konate Tsimakas
        Keita Fabinho Milner
        Salah Jota Mane

      Think Matips had a good preseason, but might be bit early for VVD/Joe, I'd go Konate who's impressed.
      Don't think Hendo/Thiago ready, far as I know. So Fabinho and Milner to give the solid base and Naby to press on. Think Jones not avail either.
      Jota has looked sharp, with the usuals on either side.
      Unfortunate Robbo can't start but hopefully Tsimakas can do a job.

      Can't wait for this, the family are out, have the beer in for this one :)
      The 5-4 game just popped up on my feed so watched it again, never gets old, Jürgen and the glasses.

      New season, hoping we can pull in 3 points here...

      I think that is the team we will see mate. He might surprise us and play Virg but caution would be wise and it's a long season ahead. I also think Jota will get the start ahead of Bobby as he has more minutes under his belt and has looked sharp in pre-season
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #22: Aug 14, 2021 12:22:42 pm
      Sorry, but isn't the countdown off? The game is at 5:30pm BST, isn't it?

      Longer countdown then!!

      First day of the new season, don't be that misetable tw*t ;)

      C'mon you mighty f**king reds.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #23: Aug 14, 2021 12:32:01 pm
      Away to a promoted team is never an easy place to start. Key will be to weather the early storm because they will come out flying with the crowd behind them.

      Will be interesting to see who gets the nod alongside VVD at the back and also who we pick in midfield.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #24: Aug 14, 2021 12:35:41 pm
      Away to a promoted team is never an easy place to start. Key will be to weather the early storm because they will come out flying with the crowd behind them.

      Will be interesting to see who gets the nod alongside VVD at the back and also who we pick in midfield.

      Hope Suarez starts :laugh:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #25: Aug 14, 2021 12:51:18 pm
      Everyone calling for Fabinho to start. I thought he was one who got started so late he would need time. I was thinking Miller, Keita and Ox based on preseason.

      I guess we'll see.

      The team will also have to cope with the loss of Ben Davies. 😁
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #26: Aug 14, 2021 01:29:26 pm
      Longer countdown then!!

      First day of the new season, don't be that misetable tw*t ;)

      C'mon you mighty f**king reds.

      I will be a tw*t if I want to be!  ;D ;D ;D  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:

      However in this case, there was nothing malicious about my remark. I just got scared for a minute I was going to miss the game.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #27: Aug 14, 2021 01:52:18 pm
      I fancy Virgil, Joe and Bobby to start. The rest picks itself. Could be a tough game as Norwich will be buoyant in front of their fans having bounced straight back from relegation, they have a good manager and play the right way. Come on you Redmen! Someone do a Suarez please
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #28: Aug 14, 2021 01:58:00 pm
      Alisson

      TAA
      Konate
      Matip
      Kostas

      Fabinho
      Keita
      Ox/Milner

      Mane
      Jota
      Mo
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #29: Aug 14, 2021 02:01:38 pm
      Nah I reckon he's starting VVD today.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #30: Aug 14, 2021 02:05:00 pm
      Nah I reckon he's starting VVD today.

      Clue was the Friendly for me against Bilbao and starting Pair as well as the substitutions made
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      Reply #31: Aug 14, 2021 02:12:33 pm
      I think that is the team we will see mate. He might surprise us and play Virg but caution would be wise and it's a long season ahead. I also think Jota will get the start ahead of Bobby as he has more minutes under his belt and has looked sharp in pre-season

      Guess we'll see soon enough. Don't care who starts as long as we get the 3 points, and hopefully a good performance..
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #32: Aug 14, 2021 02:33:44 pm
      Guess we'll see soon enough. Don't care who starts as long as we get the 3 points, and hopefully a good performance..

      I do care however (and I know you do as well) that Virgil is good to go for the entire campaign. If another week of fitness building helps ensure that, I'm fine with Konate and Joel vs. Norwich.
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      Reply #33: Aug 14, 2021 02:41:51 pm
      I do care however (and I know you do as well) that Virgil is good to go for the entire campaign. If another week of fitness building helps ensure that, I'm fine with Konate and Joel vs. Norwich.

      Think Jürgen is usually pretty cautious about not rushing people in/back before they are ready, and VVD is an important player to get back playing regularly, so yea he'll have to weigh it up and decide.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #34: Aug 14, 2021 02:46:37 pm
      Can see us starting at a canter, a full preseason with Jürgen would have done wonders for the majority of the squad.

      I would expect to see;

                                Ali
      Trent        Matip   Virgil   Tsimikas
                              Fab
                Ox                   Keita
      Salah              Jota              Mane
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #35: Aug 14, 2021 03:07:24 pm
      Nah I reckon he's starting VVD today.


      It wouldn’t surprise but have a feeling he will wait until the Burnley game
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #36: Aug 14, 2021 03:16:28 pm
      Good to have the season back underway. Great to have the CB options again but the first few games are going to be a case of getting 3 of them fully back fitness/sharpness wise and the other up to speed with the demands of the team.
      Been a solid pre season so hopefully we can start off with an all important 3 points.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #37: Aug 14, 2021 04:12:27 pm
      Good to have the season back underway. Great to have the CB options again but the first few games are going to be a case of getting 3 of them fully back fitness/sharpness wise and the other up to speed with the demands of the team.
      Been a solid pre season so hopefully we can start off with an all important 3 points.

      Fantastic to see you back on the forum, you've been missed 7KK7  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #38: Aug 14, 2021 04:16:39 pm
      Konate to partner Virgil...
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #39: Aug 14, 2021 04:17:17 pm
      Norwich 0-3 Liverpool  :D
      COYR :scarf:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Norwich v Liverpool
      Reply #40: Aug 14, 2021 04:29:38 pm
      Id start with Konate and Virgil. Would love to see young Elliott start as well.

      I'm going for a 0-3 win here. YNWA

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