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      Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]

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      Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Sep 29, 2021 08:36:19 pm
                      Allison

      Milner  Matip   Van Dijk  Robertson

                      Fabinho

               Henderson   Jones/Keita

      Salah      Jota/Firmino       Mane


      VS

                               Ederson

      Walker      Dias       Laporte/Stones          Cancelo

                                 Rodri

                    DeBruyne   Gundogan/B.Silva   

      Mahrez/Foden   Torres/Jesus     Sterling/Grealish



      Discuss.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #1: Sep 29, 2021 08:53:09 pm
      Front foot football, attack them..They always struggle to cope with us when we go at them .

      Joe at right full for me

      Hendo Fab and Jones mid 3

      Bobby in with Mo and Sadio
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #2: Sep 29, 2021 08:56:48 pm
      Same side that started midweek
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #3: Sep 29, 2021 09:05:45 pm
      Bobby in for Jota, otherwise it should be the same team that won last night for me.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #4: Sep 30, 2021 01:14:20 am
      Joe at RB, but trust in JK.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #5: Sep 30, 2021 01:43:23 am
      Wow this is gonna be immense.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #6: Sep 30, 2021 02:16:45 am
      I'm actually feeling pretty confident that we are going to smash them. They don't have any forwards that should trouble our starting defense.

      I'd stick Bobby and let Jota come off the bench. Curtis-Fab-Hendo midfield for me. Trent-Matip-Virg-Robbo will do it for the back line. Team pretty much picks itself. Going to be nice to pick up these 3 points.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #7: Sep 30, 2021 04:20:48 am
      I'm actually feeling pretty confident that we are going to smash them. They don't have any forwards that should trouble our starting defense.

      I'd stick Bobby and let Jota come off the bench. Curtis-Fab-Hendo midfield for me. Trent-Matip-Virg-Robbo will do it for the back line. Team pretty much picks itself. Going to be nice to pick up these 3 points.

      Is Trent available?
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #8: Sep 30, 2021 09:13:04 am
      Plenty days off before this, klopp wont change much.

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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #9: Sep 30, 2021 09:14:11 am

      The way klopp was talking I reckon trent is out till after international break. which may be a blessing in the long run, fresh for the long winter slog.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #10: Sep 30, 2021 09:53:22 am
      Attack from the start, have City on the back foot from the outset. I am sure we can win this game with the home crowd behind the players !
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #11: Sep 30, 2021 09:56:43 am
      Attack from the start, have City on the back foot from the outset. I am sure we can win this game with the home crowd behind the players !

      Defo mate. The scoring form were in it could be a good one. But also they will be up for it after losing the other night.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #12: Sep 30, 2021 10:22:16 am
      Got a ticket in the Kop for this one, so I'll hopefully be part of the 12th man that sees us over the line!

      Looking forward to it & apprehensive in equal measures.

      ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK - They don't like it up 'em!!

      Time to show our title credentials.

      Come on you MIGHTY REDS!!!
      « Last Edit: Sep 30, 2021 01:07:49 pm by skamp »
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #13: Sep 30, 2021 10:37:08 am
      I'm actually feeling pretty confident that we are going to smash them. They don't have any forwards that should trouble our starting defense.

      I'd stick Bobby and let Jota come off the bench. Curtis-Fab-Hendo midfield for me. Trent-Matip-Virg-Robbo will do it for the back line. Team pretty much picks itself. Going to be nice to pick up these 3 points.

      It's a good job they don't have any forwards that will trouble our defence as you put it.

      In the real world they got about 7/8 players in their starting lineup who have got goals in them. They can hurt our defence from anywhere on the pitch.

      Salah aside I'm not sure were a regular supply of goals/creativity is coming from.

      So with that said I'd stick with Jones in midfield over keita for some creativity/goal threat/last 90 minutes etc  and I'd stick with Jota in attack. He's getting in the right positions ... but missing the chances as is mane currently. No issue if he starts bobby though.

      We will have to be perfect in this game. They arnt vulnerable at the back like in previous visits. After a spend of 1/2 billion it looks like they have the defence sorted. They will always create and they will always score.

      I'd take a point now and move on if I'm honest as much as I'd love the 3.

      Tough game ... a must not lose if we have aspirations of challenging them for the title.

      So to sum up ... milner at rb and same as midweek for me.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #14: Sep 30, 2021 10:46:53 am
      Salah aside I'm not sure were a regular supply of goals/creativity is coming from.

      Well we’ve scored a minimum of 3 goals for the last 6 consecutive games and in 7 of our 9 games. City have scored 24 goals this season (6 of which were against Wycombe). We’ve scored 26 and despite Salah getting off to a flying start, he’s only got 8 of ours so we aren’t doing too bad on that front.

      We are yet to go a game without scoring, City have failed to score on 3 occasions (4 if you include the Community Shield which their fans take so seriously).
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #15: Sep 30, 2021 10:49:48 am
      It's a good job they don't have any forwards that will trouble our defence as you put it.

      In the real world they got about 7/8 players in their starting lineup who have got goals in them. They can hurt our defence from anywhere on the pitch.

      Salah aside I'm not sure were a regular supply of goals/creativity is coming from.

      So with that said I'd stick with Jones in midfield over keita for some creativity/goal threat/last 90 minutes etc  and I'd stick with Jota in attack. He's getting in the right positions ... but missing the chances as is mane currently. No issue if he starts bobby though.

      We will have to be perfect in this game. They arnt vulnerable at the back like in previous visits. After a spend of 1/2 billion it looks like they have the defence sorted. They will always create and they will always score.

      I'd take a point now and move on if I'm honest as much as I'd love the 3.

      Tough game ... a must not lose if we have aspirations of challenging them for the title.

      So to sum up ... milner at rb and same as midweek for me.

      FYI after 8 games.

      top scorers all comps.

      1. Salah - 8 goals
      2. Mane - 4 goals
      3. Bobbi - 3 goals
      4. Jota - 3 goals

      Then we have 5 players on 1 goal.

      So yes Salah scoring loads, but others are contributing.

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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #16: Sep 30, 2021 12:58:21 pm
      Hope the Kop starts singing "I love Paris..."
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #17: Sep 30, 2021 01:48:39 pm

      Tough game ... a must not lose if we have aspirations of challenging them for the title.



      Not really tho. I would like to win every game, but at the end of day its just 3 points. Not a must win/must not loose game imo. We can still win the title if we loose against them. We just need to be better overall then the rest.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #18: Sep 30, 2021 02:18:23 pm
      Cutis, Hendoand Fab in midfield for me. Mo, Mane and Bob to start. Jota usually makes a big impact coming off the bench.
      No Trent, so i'd go for Gomez at r back. More for his pace. makes great recoveries when getting back. Millies solid enough, just lacks that pace now.

      Whoever Jürgen goes with, we have to press, press, press from start to finish. we know they cant handle that and get really wound up. We also know it pays dividends.

      2-0 TO THE RED MEN.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #19: Sep 30, 2021 04:54:45 pm
      Can't wait for this. Not very often I'm in a situation where I'm found wishing a Friday & Saturday away but that's certainly where I am at the minute. Counting down the hours til I can crack open a can on the bus to the ground 😂
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #20: Sep 30, 2021 05:15:38 pm
      No mistakes. Stick to game plan and we’ll be fine. For those who choose to worry, continue worrying… reflect your worry in your score prediction.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #21: Sep 30, 2021 06:14:44 pm
      Cutis, Hendoand Fab in midfield for me. Mo, Mane and Bob to start. Jota usually makes a big impact coming off the bench.
      No Trent, so i'd go for Gomez at r back. More for his pace. makes great recoveries when getting back. Millies solid enough, just lacks that pace now.

      Whoever Jürgen goes with, we have to press, press, press from start to finish. we know they cant handle that and get really wound up. We also know it pays dividends.

      2-0 TO THE RED MEN.

      Good call on Gomez. Kinda forgotten about him playing right back.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #22: Sep 30, 2021 06:20:58 pm
      Milner subbed early midweek tells me he will start at RB
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #23: Sep 30, 2021 07:00:11 pm
      I'd go:

                 Ally
      Milly Matip VVD Robbo
       Hendo Fab Jones
      Salah Firmino Mane

      Milly hasn't let us down so far, hoping for more of the same, but he'll be tested by them more than Robbo would think.
      Jones surely starts ahead of Keita in the middle with the 2 lads.
      I'd slot in Bob instead of Jota who has played in fits and starts lately, while Bob took his 2 goals in Porto well and looked decent in general play.

      Massive game.
      They'll probably look to bounce back from PSG.
      Atmosphere should be electric, least I hope so.

      Should be interesting :)
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #24: Sep 30, 2021 07:04:09 pm
      Milner subbed early midweek tells me he will start at RB

      Defo IMO. We need his experience and his form there has been very solid. Millie has always been one to raise his game in the crunch matches.

      Otherwise Curtis and Jota to start. I fancy us to be all over them in front of the home crowd, with the application of pressure and the return of resilience being too much for City to bear.

       I cannot believe there is a guy above who said he would settle for a point? Mad that. We've just tonked CL opposition and Mo is in sensational form.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #25: Sep 30, 2021 08:40:44 pm
      We need to come out firing from the start, we can’t afford a slow 15-20 mins against these at the start because they’ll punish it.

      I’d love to say we’d get a quick 2 goals and tighten up for the rest of the game but when do we ever? Frantic 3-2 I’ll go for in our favour.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #26: Sep 30, 2021 08:56:16 pm
      Milner subbed early midweek tells me he will start at RB

      I expect so. Also has a yellow card destined to happen too I think because can guarentee Grealish will be flinging himself around every time Milner gets within a few yards of him.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #27: Sep 30, 2021 08:57:12 pm
      Usually seem to start fast against them in front of the home crowd. Off the top of my head I think we've been ahead within the first 10 minutes or so on 3 out of the last 4 times we've played them at Anfield (In front of spectators). Actually think we may have been 2 up after 10 in 19/20.

      The 0-0 draw in 18/19 being the only exception in the last four meetings of this kind. My memory may not be completely correct, but I'm under the impression we were both level on points after about 9 or 10 games by the time this particular fixture came around and I believe both sides had only dropped points once during earlier draws. That game (from our perspective at least) certainly felt a lot different than the other meetings. We were still finding our feet in what felt like our first proper title challenge in years. I distinctly recall being terrified of losing and putting a foot wrong. City had just come off the back of a 100 point season, 20 or so more than we managed, so there was a lot of nerves due to the magnitude of the challenge we were facing and the incredibly slim margin for error. I think that feeling and atmosphere was echoed around the ground and soaked through to the players on the pitch.

      Guess the point I'm trying to make is the importance of the crowd and the effect it can have on the outcome. The players will be much more confident on Sunday than they were on that day three years ago and the crowd certainly will too. If we're loud, boisterous and confident from the get go both on the pitch and off it, I can only see a Liverpool win.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #28: Sep 30, 2021 10:03:39 pm
      I expect so. Also has a yellow card destined to happen too I think because can guarentee Grealish will be flinging himself around every time Milner gets within a few yards of him.

      Yep needs to be careful and doesn't need any encouragement to fly in doesn't Milner just hope his experience and nous will serve him well
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #29: Oct 01, 2021 03:59:42 am
      Maybe my favorite memory of this fixture. Watched it from my son's hospital room with the sound down as he was asleep. Standing there waving my arms around at Sadio's goal like I had a case of St. Vitus' Dance, then had to run out of the room after Mo scored so I could let out a shout. A nurse though I might need some counseling. Great win.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLQougr2Yvw
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #30: Oct 01, 2021 11:13:36 am
      Can't wait for this. Not very often I'm in a situation where I'm found wishing a Friday & Saturday away but that's certainly where I am at the minute. Counting down the hours til I can crack open a can on the bus to the ground 😂
      I'm the same but half-apprehensive also! 

      Plus my bus-trip is 5-6 hours each way, so could be a lot of cans/bottles!!  ;D
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #31: Oct 01, 2021 12:23:16 pm
      Yep needs to be careful and doesn't need any encouragement to fly in doesn't Milner just hope his experience and nous will serve him well

      if we get a man sent off can we please do a Chelsea style defending masterclass.

      and I want to see more quality shooting from outside the box like weve been doing and like Messi.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #32: Oct 01, 2021 01:27:35 pm
      Cannot wait and love beating City 👊🏼
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #33: Oct 01, 2021 02:11:55 pm
      Klopp has hinted there could be a change in system when discussing RB.
      He’s apparently not a fan of it but chance we could go for a Chelsea set up with 3 CB’s and wing backs?
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #34: Oct 01, 2021 02:36:42 pm
      Just keep an eye on that diving tw*t Stirling.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #35: Oct 01, 2021 02:51:03 pm
      Klopp has hinted there could be a change in system when discussing RB.
      He’s apparently not a fan of it but chance we could go for a Chelsea set up with 3 CB’s and wing backs?

      Does anyone think we could benefit from this system? I do!!!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #36: Oct 01, 2021 02:59:33 pm
      Does anyone think we could benefit from this system? I do!!!

      Definitely think there are games it would have its benefits. Gives Trent, Robbo or whoever is at full back a bit more freedom and wouldn’t put as much pressure on them (Trent in particular) when having to defend. Given we play such a high line, it wouldn’t be the worst system. Thiago when fit alongside Fab. Definitely think it has its advantages with the players we have but Klopp has commented in the past how he isn’t keen on it.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #37: Oct 01, 2021 03:57:25 pm
      Cannot wait and love beating City 👊🏼

      Last season was awful at home, they fu**ed us.

      Let’s get some revenge
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #38: Oct 01, 2021 04:53:54 pm
      Last season was awful at home, they fu**ed us.

      Let’s get some revenge

      Hopefully a different game given we will have a full house this time.

      Obviously will be a tough one given how they completely outplayed Chelsea last weekend but if we start fast I fancy us.

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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #39: Oct 01, 2021 05:01:39 pm
      Maybe my favorite memory of this fixture. Watched it from my son's hospital room with the sound down as he was asleep. Standing there waving my arms around at Sadio's goal like I had a case of St. Vitus' Dance, then had to run out of the room after Mo scored so I could let out a shout. A nurse though I might need some counseling. Great win.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLQougr2Yvw

      Mine's the Champs League game at Anfield. It was great watching them see their arse and us playing them off the park.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #40: Oct 01, 2021 05:41:28 pm

      He doesn't usually play well at Anfield may due to the abuse he justly gets from the crowd
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #41: Oct 01, 2021 05:49:59 pm
      I'm the same but half-apprehensive also! 

      Plus my bus-trip is 5-6 hours each way, so could be a lot of cans/bottles!!  ;D
      I’m on similar 4hr bracket , can see an 8 pack disappearing sun morning 😁
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #42: Oct 01, 2021 06:39:25 pm
      He doesn't usually play well at Anfield may due to the abuse he justly gets from the crowd


      Is correct mate and well deserved.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #43: Oct 01, 2021 07:17:29 pm
      He doesn't usually play well at Anfield may due to the abuse he justly gets from the crowd

      and Joe Flanagan!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #44: Oct 01, 2021 07:21:01 pm
      Last season was awful at home, they fu**ed us.

      Let’s get some revenge

      Too right! Release the Salah!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #45: Oct 01, 2021 07:49:53 pm
      I expect so. Also has a yellow card destined to happen too I think because can guarentee Grealish will be flinging himself around every time Milner gets within a few yards of him.

      Totally agree, they will go at the right, but f**k it. Put them on the back foot. We are at Anfield for Gods sake, however if the lads dont perform, we are only 7 games in. A win would be great, Ive predicted 3-0, but we play them twice a season. Win the rest and we're good to go. Thats where we need to focus on even if we win.  Keep it real peeps
      « Last Edit: Oct 01, 2021 08:10:21 pm by redtiler »
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #46: Oct 01, 2021 08:41:08 pm
      I’m hearing the City owners are offering a full petrol tank to attract supporters to the Emptihad.. 😂😂

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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #47: Oct 01, 2021 08:59:44 pm
      Have noticed the last two times we lost heavily to them (4-0 and 4-1) we actually had more possession than they did (53 and 56%) which is very unusual for their side to have less. In contract when we won 3-0 in the champions league and 4-3 in the league, we had only 34 and 36% possession. Looks like Pep is adapting to previous defeats to Klopp.

      Maybe we play at their own game and counter attack - waiting for the opportunity.

      Have no problem with Milner or Gomez at right-back though Gomez is a little bit rusty. Not sure if we go 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1.

      Klopp has hinted there could be a change in system when discussing RB.
      He’s apparently not a fan of it but chance we could go for a Chelsea set up with 3 CB’s and wing backs?

      I would have thought he meant 4-2-3-1 but if he discussed this on the topic of RB, this could be interesting...
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #48: Oct 01, 2021 10:06:54 pm
      Klopp has hinted there could be a change in system when discussing RB.
      He’s apparently not a fan of it but chance we could go for a Chelsea set up with 3 CB’s and wing backs?

      Can't see it and don't think he was suggesting it, he just didn't want to give anything away. 99% it's gonna be Jimmy.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #49: Oct 01, 2021 11:25:32 pm
      Can't see it and don't think he was suggesting it, he just didn't want to give anything away. 99% it's gonna be Jimmy.

      I know he wasn’t suggesting anything in particular. He just said about different systems when discussing RB options.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #50: Oct 02, 2021 12:36:24 am
      5 at the back ! 3 cb and wingbacks. 3 amigos up top, so 2 in middle of park ? They’d get over run 😳

      5-3-2 perhaps, but not sure we would change to a system that hasn’t been successful for us in the past.

      Tried and tested. 4-3-3
      Millie at rb for his experience, or Joe for his pace.
      Press press and press again. Win the ball high up and batter them.
      Full on tempo with a wild crowd and 2:0 all day long😊
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #51: Oct 02, 2021 02:23:07 am
      5 at the back ! 3 cb and wingbacks. 3 amigos up top, so 2 in middle of park ? They’d get over run 😳

      5-3-2 perhaps, but not sure we would change to a system that hasn’t been successful for us in the past.

      Tried and tested. 4-3-3
      Millie at rb for his experience, or Joe for his pace.
      Press press and press again. Win the ball high up and batter them.
      Full on tempo with a wild crowd and 2:0 all day long😊

      100 % agree with this.

      Klopp said the following Friday about reasons for our good start (after struggling for a crucial part of last season):

      "But now we stepped not back to what we did before, I’d rather say a little bit more aside, we changed as well some things. But we are much closer to what we did before than we were last year. So it means we have stability; when you have stability you feel more freedom for the offensive stuff; when you have more freedom you can come more often in dangerous situations or threatening situations and then you can score more often."

      Which to me, makes a change in system/formation not very likely.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #52: Oct 02, 2021 04:25:20 am
      100 % agree with this.

      Klopp said the following Friday about reasons for our good start (after struggling for a crucial part of last season):

      "But now we stepped not back to what we did before, I’d rather say a little bit more aside, we changed as well some things. But we are much closer to what we did before than we were last year. So it means we have stability; when you have stability you feel more freedom for the offensive stuff; when you have more freedom you can come more often in dangerous situations or threatening situations and then you can score more often."

      Which to me, makes a change in system/formation not very likely.


      I read it that way too. If Grealish is on the left I have no worries about Milly handling him. Sterling could give him problems with his pace.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #53: Oct 02, 2021 06:50:20 am
      Tough game ahead, goes without saying, simply hope our defence can cope with the City attack. Meanwhile we have been in great goal scoring form lately. All adds up to a great game to look forward to on Sunday.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #54: Oct 02, 2021 08:58:35 am
      Tough game ahead, goes without saying, simply hope our defence can cope with the City attack. Meanwhile we have been in great goal scoring form lately. All adds up to a great game to look forward to on Sunday.

      As long as we are on form our defenders will cope.
      I think Grealish looks exciting, but is hugely over rated.
      He’ll run at Millie, but I think millies positioning will stand him up and turn him around. That’s when he’ll get frustrated and the slightest touch will se him collapse in a heap. It’s a strong ref we need for this game.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #55: Oct 02, 2021 09:47:17 am
      No fear…

      Both managers playing mind games by complementing each other…

      Klopp has Pep in his pocket..

      2-1 to the Red men..,
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #56: Oct 02, 2021 01:25:30 pm
      Plus my bus-trip is 5-6 hours each way, so could be a lot of cans/bottles!!  ;D

      Hopefully they've got a toilet on the coach then  ;D

      Have a good one mate!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #57: Oct 02, 2021 04:32:26 pm
      Last season was a bit of a mis-match considering we couldn't field our usual X1, its one of the reasons them kunts ran away with it,  and with MUtants flattering to deceive City had no one breathing down their scrawny necks,

      But every pundit under the sun wankfested over them and praised them to high heaven, and they still couldn't win the CL which just like this season reckon they'll do it this time, 🤣🤣🤣you can stop laughing now  if you want,

      So now that Pep has spunked another £100m + the pundits are still wanking over him with the mantra of...if you chuck enough money at something you will eventually win....a flawed logic you would think they would have learnt from by now ?

      Anyhoo b4 last season it was a toss of the coin trying to split us,  and that's where we're at again except the pundits think otherwise, 🤣🤣🤣 you can start laughing again, what those delusional fuckwits don't get is we are back better and stronger than when we ourselves ran away with it in 2019/20, oh but that is conveniently forgotten and because we haven't spunked the money our rivals have we are dismissed as no longer good enough for winning the league,

      They also don't consider that we are unbeaten in all competitions,  sit on top of the League and are scoring goals at a rate the same if not better than 19/20,

      I would love it if tomorrow we just go for it, we might concede one or two but we could bag three or five, that may seem to be a bit kamikaze but we don't know any other way except attack attack attack,  pin these kunts back and take every opportunity we can,

      It'll probably be tight as and we .might cancel each other out,  seen that b4 in this fixture, but i just think Jürgen has Pep's number and will again come out on top.


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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #58: Oct 02, 2021 07:25:38 pm
      What’s the weather like in Liverpool at the mo.
      It’s been driving rain for a lot of the country.
      If it’s like that tomorrow, who do you think is best equipped to cope with it.?
      Miserable conditions to play in, but I’m thinking a good noisy crowd can lift our lads to battle through it.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #59: Oct 02, 2021 08:19:27 pm
      Oddmakers favor City slightly. I agree. Pound-for-pound they are more talented. I‘d take a draw right now, but of course deep inside I hope for more. I bet Robbo will not produce ONE good corner, not one, they will all be too flat, too high, too wide, too robbish (yes, you guessed right, I’d like to bring Kostas). I hope Jürgen does not want to win too much and plays too high. Paradoxically he‘d have to play like Chelsea, like a team that is OK to draw: park the bus, give City the ball and look for counter attacks. That is actually what we are built for but it is forgotten because 90% of our opponents are so weak.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #60: Oct 02, 2021 09:08:48 pm
      Oddmakers favor City slightly. I agree. Pound-for-pound they are more talented. I‘d take a draw right now, but of course deep inside I hope for more. I bet Robbo will not produce ONE good corner, not one, they will all be too flat, too high, too wide, too robbish (yes, you guessed right, I’d like to bring Kostas). I hope Jürgen does not want to win too much and plays too high. Paradoxically he‘d have to play like Chelsea, like a team that is OK to draw: park the bus, give City the ball and look for counter attacks. That is actually what we are built for but it is forgotten because 90% of our opponents are so weak.

      Good god, will you give it a rest
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #61: Oct 02, 2021 09:30:29 pm
      Oddmakers favor City slightly. I agree. Pound-for-pound they are more talented. I‘d take a draw right now, but of course deep inside I hope for more. I bet Robbo will not produce ONE good corner, not one, they will all be too flat, too high, too wide, too robbish (yes, you guessed right, I’d like to bring Kostas). I hope Jürgen does not want to win too much and plays too high. Paradoxically he‘d have to play like Chelsea, like a team that is OK to draw: park the bus, give City the ball and look for counter attacks. That is actually what we are built for but it is forgotten because 90% of our opponents are so weak.

      F**k up
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #62: Oct 02, 2021 11:05:55 pm
      In the 90s I didn’t mind city. Kinkladze and that German keeper (who’s name escapes me). Even Niall Quinn. They were pretty harmless back then.

      Then the money came long and I found them a bit like Chelsea. No real purpose but at least united might not win the league.

      Nowadays I dislike them. Not real rivalry like it is with united and Everton. But more like how you feel after stepping in dog sh*t. It just winds me up.

      The game on Sunday could be any score imaginable. 0-0. 2-2. 3-1. 6-1. 0-2......
      It’s difficult to call. I think both teams will create so it’ll be which team doesn’t waste their chances.

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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #63: Oct 03, 2021 04:35:30 am
      2-1  come on mighty Reds  :scarf:
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #64: Oct 03, 2021 06:43:11 am



      FUCK OFF - more appropriate !!!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #65: Oct 03, 2021 07:04:50 am
      In the 90s I didn’t mind city. Kinkladze and that German keeper (who’s name escapes me). Even Niall Quinn. They were pretty harmless back then.

      Then the money came long and I found them a bit like Chelsea. No real purpose but at least united might not win the league.

      Nowadays I dislike them. Not real rivalry like it is with united and Everton. But more like how you feel after stepping in dog sh*t. It just winds me up.

      The game on Sunday could be any score imaginable. 0-0. 2-2. 3-1. 6-1. 0-2......
      It’s difficult to call. I think both teams will create so it’ll be which team doesn’t waste their chances.





      I get where you’re coming from mate, I’m kinda the same although I do go back further than the 90’s, more likely late 70’s & 80’s, in all those years when we played them, I’ve never felt Citeh were a threat , a bit like when we play Norwich now, but I guess we could say that against most teams especially in the golden years,
      Like you I don’t regard them in the same category as Mancs or Blueshite in the rivalry stakes, but of course that’s what the media want it to become, but i can’t and won’t buy into that simply because club’s that buy their way to success like Chavs & City have will never have the respect of those who have built rather than bought,

      I hate the Mancs like the rest of us but I do still hold a modicum of respect because they initially would build rather than buy back in the day it’s different now of course but still, it is only a modicum, as for Blueshite, well, I don’t think we need to worry too much about them do we ?




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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #66: Oct 03, 2021 10:33:17 am
      They've added the bus to their poster 😂

      https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/1444574489635958785?s=19

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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #67: Oct 03, 2021 10:39:50 am
      Pep still banging on about the coach incident from 2018  :lmao:

      As appalling as that was, it is pathetic for him to still complain about it today as if it always happens. He's clearly afraid of this fixture. He knows we are on form right now!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #68: Oct 03, 2021 01:07:15 pm
      I'd like to see Joe at RB to use his pace to defend more so then attacking. Jones to keep his place in midfield and Bobby off the bench around 65/70 min if needed.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #69: Oct 03, 2021 01:12:49 pm
      Kinda glad this one is a bit early in the season, I think we win today, but a draw or even a loss is not the end of the world, worst case scenario we are two points behind the top, so I'm a bit more relaxed than usual for this one...

      Saying that, come kick off relaxed is far from what I'll be...

      Fast start and we win 3-1, slow start and it'll finish 1-1.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #70: Oct 03, 2021 01:24:34 pm
      Kinda glad this one is a bit early in the season, I think we win today, but a draw or even a loss is not the end of the world, worst case scenario we are two points behind the top, so I'm a bit more relaxed than usual for this one...

      Saying that, come kick off relaxed is far from what I'll be...

      Fast start and we win 3-1, slow start and it'll finish 1-1.



      It surely has to be full on from the start. We know that gets results against these. Unsettle them and. Don’t let them start stroking it around.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #71: Oct 03, 2021 01:32:47 pm
      Kinda glad this one is a bit early in the season, I think we win today, but a draw or even a loss is not the end of the world, worst case scenario we are two points behind the top, so I'm a bit more relaxed than usual for this one...

      Saying that, come kick off relaxed is far from what I'll be...

      Fast start and we win 3-1, slow start and it'll finish 1-1.

      It will still ruin my weekend if we lose, I’ll be so gutted - especially against these plastic cu*ts.

      A good quality draw would be acceptable but a win would be the best feeling ever! Come on Liverpool, let’s do these lot.

      Salah will be buzzing but I have a feeling Mane is going to be the hero today.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #72: Oct 03, 2021 01:34:21 pm


      It surely has to be full on from the start. We know that gets results against these. Unsettle them and. Don’t let them start stroking it around.

      It’s the only way we beat them, in their face and non stop pressing. Otherwise you’re right, once they start taking control of possession it just becomes inevitable that they score or get massive chances.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #73: Oct 03, 2021 02:40:29 pm
      Kinda glad this one is a bit early in the season, I think we win today, but a draw or even a loss is not the end of the world, worst case scenario we are two points behind the top, so I'm a bit more relaxed than usual for this one...

      Saying that, come kick off relaxed is far from what I'll be...

      Fast start and we win 3-1, slow start and it'll finish 1-1.

      Same here, though i think i would have preferred to play away first.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #74: Oct 03, 2021 03:06:21 pm
      We definitely have the ability to win this game, no question about that at all. However, they have just as much ability to win the game too.

      Be amazing to get the win but admittedly, I’m not feeling overly confident about it unfortunately.

      Anything can happen in football so we’ll see. When we drew with the Chavs I said a team hoping to win the league this season can’t afford to be dropping points in back to back games and I still have that view so we can’t afford any slip ups today.

      Come on Reds!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #75: Oct 03, 2021 03:11:54 pm
      Capitalising on the more of our chances, and going 4 clear of them this early in the season should be all the incentive we need , as someone said Brentford, West Ham, Brighton,and maybe even them are gonna take points of every one of the guys going for the title , our Brentford slip will be had by many of the pretenders to our title  .

      Common Redmen  ,get right in about them
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #76: Oct 03, 2021 03:15:35 pm
      Nervous now
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #77: Oct 03, 2021 03:22:40 pm
      Jones has to start after a 10/10 display vs Porto. I would also start Firmino, he usually loves this fixture.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool vs Man City [Sunday October 3rd, 16:30]
      Reply #78: Oct 03, 2021 03:25:05 pm
      Jones has to start after a 10/10 display vs Porto. I would also start Firmino, he usually loves this fixture.

      Jota will start over Bobby
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