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      Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]

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      Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Oct 26, 2021 08:54:37 am


      Jürgen Klopp will ring the changes after a pair of massive wins further ignited Liverpool’s rally for trophies this season.

      Atletico Madrid and Manchester United could not handle the in-form Reds and now Preston stand in their way in a Carabao Cup fourth-round tie.

      Despite their comfortable win on Sunday, which allowed them to take their foot off the gas for the final half hour, Liverpool are set to recall several fringe players for the trip to Deepdale.

      Divock Origi, Conor Bradley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were among those who started in the previous round’s 3-0 win at Norwich and could return on Wednesday.

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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #1: Oct 26, 2021 09:13:46 am
      Really hope Philips gets a start, big deserves it after last seasons heroics.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #2: Oct 26, 2021 10:12:41 am
      Not sure Gordon is available hasn't played for a while hopefully he does . Midfield options slim to say the least
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #3: Oct 26, 2021 10:20:12 am
      Don't think Bradley, Musialowski, Morton or Balagizi played last night so expect them to feature in some capacity. Gordon looks to be injured and not sure what's going on with Kelleher as he wasn't on the bench on Sunday?
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #4: Oct 26, 2021 10:48:34 am
      Don't think Bradley, Musialowski, Morton or Balagizi played last night so expect them to feature in some capacity. Gordon looks to be injured and not sure what's going on with Kelleher as he wasn't on the bench on Sunday?

      Kelleher was sick last weekend, if he recovers, he will play if not Adrian.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #5: Oct 26, 2021 11:08:29 am
      Morton was brilliant in the last cup game, looking forward to watching him again.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #6: Oct 26, 2021 12:03:31 pm
      So Milner out for weeks . Naby and Fab touch and go for Saturday and Thiago maybe next week . Would not risk Jones at all for this as will be needed Sat
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #7: Oct 26, 2021 12:26:47 pm
      Adrian defo in goals too.

      I can see Jota starting tmrw too, no gordon.

      Unless they start another u23 lad?

               -------- Adrian --------

      Willaims - Gomez - Philips - Kostas

      -------------- Morton ---------------
      ------- OX ------------- Jones -----

      --- Taki ------ Origi ---- Jota -----
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #8: Oct 26, 2021 12:29:41 pm
      Kelleher was sick last weekend, if he recovers, he will play if not Adrian.

      Pep says Kelleher is back training but will not be involved vs. Preston. I don't remember which match it was, but Adrian played well the last time he was with the first team.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #9: Oct 26, 2021 12:32:04 pm
      Could listen to this man speak all day about football, we’d be lucky when that sad day comes, this man steps in.

      https://youtu.be/wr-lsJgbx48

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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #10: Oct 26, 2021 12:41:54 pm
      Adrian defo in goals too.

      I can see Jota starting tmrw too, no gordon.

      Unless they start another u23 lad?

               -------- Adrian --------

      Willaims - Gomez - Philips - Kostas

      -------------- Morton ---------------
      ------- OX ------------- Jones -----

      --- Taki ------ Origi ---- Jota -----

      Actually could be Mane starting, as he was SUB v Manu.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #11: Oct 26, 2021 01:01:44 pm
      Adrian
      Williams, Gomez, Phillips/Konate, Kostas
      Ox, Morton, Jones
      Taki, Origi, Mane

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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #12: Oct 26, 2021 01:15:04 pm
      Not sure about Jones or Mane playing. We play every 3-4 days from now until January, plus internationals.

      Curtis just off of injury and played the majority of the game Sunday.

      Sadio probably isn't.goint to want to be the only first choice player asked to play from the start in a sideshow match.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #13: Oct 26, 2021 01:23:53 pm
      Not sure about Jones or Mane playing. We play every 3-4 days from now until January, plus internationals.

      Who would you suggest as alternatives? Mane didn't play the other day for very long and I believe we have seen Salah feature in such games as this in the past so I wouldn't rule out Mane playing.

      The only alternative to Jones not playing that I can think of is if Bradley starts at RB with Williams moving into more of a midfled role. unless Gomez or Phillips took up a role in the midfield. Both situations I think are unlikely.

      No Thiago, Fab, Milner, Elliott, Keita or Gordon so our hands are a bit tied where the midfield and attack are concerened.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #14: Oct 26, 2021 02:51:13 pm
      Not sure I'd risk Jones given the midfield injuries at the moment but I reckon this will be close enough to the starting XI

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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #15: Oct 26, 2021 03:16:13 pm
      Not sure I'd risk Jones given the midfield injuries at the moment but I reckon this will be close enough to the starting XI

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      Gordon has been ruled out of the game mate.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #16: Oct 26, 2021 03:57:42 pm
      Could listen to this man speak all day about football, we’d be lucky when that sad day comes, this man steps in.

      https://youtu.be/wr-lsJgbx48

      Exceptional coach, but didn't he have a spell as a manager and do really badly?
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #17: Oct 26, 2021 04:47:03 pm
      This may seem like an anti climax after the massive win at the weekend. Although I am sure there will be plenty of interest once kick off arrives tomorrow evening !
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #18: Oct 26, 2021 04:49:12 pm
      Who would you suggest as alternatives? Mane didn't play the other day for very long and I believe we have seen Salah feature in such games as this in the past so I wouldn't rule out Mane playing.

      The only alternative to Jones not playing that I can think of is if Bradley starts at RB with Williams moving into more of a midfled role. unless Gomez or Phillips took up a role in the midfield. Both situations I think are unlikely.

      No Thiago, Fab, Milner, Elliott, Keita or Gordon so our hands are a bit tied where the midfield and attack are concerened.

      All good points. Maybe Next plays up front and Bradley at right back. I like that better than Neco in midfield.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #19: Oct 26, 2021 04:51:54 pm
      Not sure I'd risk Jones given the midfield injuries at the moment but I reckon this will be close enough to the starting XI

      NB: Team no longer available

      Didn't Dixon Bonner play last night and score two for U23s
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #20: Oct 26, 2021 05:58:23 pm
      If at all possible, as much as they could do with the minutes I'd prefer it if AOC and Curtis missed this game as our midfield options seem shot.

      If naby and fab will be OK for the weekend then fair enough. If Gordon is out I'm gutted for the kid as he did well at Norwich.

      Keeper and defence picks itself. Minamino and Origi will also play so its just the makeup of the midfield. Tyler Morton can hold with Jones in a 4231.

                                       Adrian

      Williams        Gomez          Philips       Tsimikas

                            Jones               Morton

           AOC                   Minamino                Jota

                                           Origi           
         
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #21: Oct 26, 2021 06:20:34 pm
      Anybody’s guess really, we’re short on midfielders so I reckon we’ll see Morton Ox & Jones as a trio, and probably Taki, Origi & Jota up top, at the back I’d go with Adrian, Kostas, Konate, Gomez, & Neco,


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                                         Williams    Konate    Gomez   Tsimikas
                                                                Morton
                                                  AOC.                     Jones
                                             Minamino      Origi          Jota

                    Bench: Allison, Bradley, Henderson, Phillips, Musialowski, Mane, Salah, Fabinho, Dalglish




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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #22: Oct 26, 2021 06:27:17 pm
      Could listen to this man speak all day about football, we’d be lucky when that sad day comes, this man steps in.

      https://youtu.be/wr-lsJgbx48

      Would be my pick too, ahead of Stevie. If only for the sake of continuity.
      And we tend to do rather well when we replace a manager with his assistant...
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #23: Oct 26, 2021 09:11:07 pm
      Looking forward to two grand clubs meeting for only the second time in competitive football for decades with the last one in the the FA Cup with Riera's bullet shot sealing the game.

      Liverpool and Preston North End have so much in common; the cities were the two biggest West Lancashire coast ports throughout the last few centuries, the Scottish connection for players, Bill Shankly played nearly 300 times for Preston and the Liverpool fans will be housed in the 6,000 Bill Shankly Kop, Mark Lawrenson and Mike Robinson both played for these great clubs. Preston had their great history at the end of the 19th Century, we had ours towards the end of the 20th and continue to create history.  There's only 35 miles between the two clubs.

      Anyway I would go with Kelleher, Neco, Konate, Gomez, Tsimikas, Jones, Ox (for game time), Morton, Jota, Divock and Minamino.  Similar to others posted on here.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #24: Oct 26, 2021 11:23:06 pm
      Well let’s not weaken too much. I’d like to see us have a decent run in the domestics this season, not at the expense of the prem or CL of course. We do have a decent pool of fringe players, but too many introduced at once may backfire. Let’s get it won first, then put a few more out there.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #25: Oct 26, 2021 11:37:13 pm
      Would be my pick too, ahead of Stevie. If only for the sake of continuity.
      And we tend to do rather well when we replace a manager with his assistant...

      He's a good understudy but would prefer Gerrard with Peps as Ast. manager.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #26: Oct 27, 2021 07:56:47 am





      Slightly off topic so many apologgies, I think we should leave Stevie alone for a few years mate, let him learn his trade, he’s doing well up at Ibrox but I’d like to see him cut his teeth in a more competitive league, perhaps maybe the Championship with whoever, in footballing terms he’s still in his infancy as far as management is concerned,

      I’d like to see Pep Ljinders take over form Jürgen….Eventually….without stating the obvious….akin to when Bob took the reigns from Shanks, nobody knows  the players better than himself and Jürgen, nobody knows the philosophy either, for me it would be a perfectly natural transition without much disruption, and I  think the players themselves would be very comfortable with Pep taking the wheel, but that we all hope is quite a few years away yet, because I just feel Jürgen will extend and not quite ready to hang up his snood.



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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #27: Oct 27, 2021 08:15:45 am
      would never want to see or listen to Gerrard as manager... he was doubly depressing yesterday going on about Walter Smith.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #28: Oct 27, 2021 09:02:16 am
      Would be my pick too, ahead of Stevie. If only for the sake of continuity.
      And we tend to do rather well when we replace a manager with his assistant...

      I can see him sticking around to hep stevie if indeed stevie does replace Klopp in a few years.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #29: Oct 27, 2021 09:04:26 am
      would never want to see or listen to Gerrard as manager... he was doubly depressing yesterday going on about Walter Smith.

      Its nailed on mate.

      Ive not enjoyed stevie as a manager with the press, he hardly ever compliments the other team.

      But all that matters really is if the players give their all for him, which he seems to be getting at rangers.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #30: Oct 27, 2021 09:08:50 am
      Who didnt play u23s the other day?
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #31: Oct 27, 2021 09:19:27 am
      Difficult game to predict a score line, no idea who will be picked to play against Preston tonight. I hope a reasonably strong side is chosen .
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #32: Oct 27, 2021 09:39:05 am
      Adrian
      Williams, Gomez, Phillips/Konate, Kostas
      Ox, Morton, Jones
      Taki, Origi, Mane



      This wont be far off I reckon.

      Bench will be strong for defence and attack, but fek knows what midfielders will be on the bench. ;D
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #33: Oct 27, 2021 10:03:29 am
      Issue we have is we are close to a crisis in midfield now with only 3 first team midfielders left fit and with us playing 3 in the middle that doesn't give us any wriggle room for this match.

      Usually Curtis and Ox would be straight into this side but they will probably need to play against Brighton at weekend. We are not far away from a real problem in midfield now. All of our injuries are in there this time around rather than last year when they were at the back.

      Hopefully Elliott aside the rest sre short term problems.
      « Last Edit: Oct 27, 2021 10:29:51 am by fields of anny rd »
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #34: Oct 27, 2021 11:50:51 am
      Issue we have is we are close to a crisis in midfield now with only 3 first team midfielders left fit and with us playing 3 in the middle that doesn't give us any wriggle room for this match.

      Usually Curtis and Ox would be straight into this side but they will probably need to play against Brighton at weekend. We are not far away from a real problem in midfield now. All of our injuries are in there this time around rather than last year when they were at the back.

      Hopefully Elliott aside the rest sre short term problems.

      All of the MF's apart from Elliott are relatively short term injuries.

      We could change formation to play a 3-5-2, at least for the 1st half, then use subs to go back to 4-3-3 depending on how game is going.

      ---------------- Adrian ----------------
      ------ Gomez - Philips - Konate -----
      --------------- Morton ----------------
      - Williams - OX - Jones - Kostas -
      --------- Taki - Origi -------------
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #35: Oct 27, 2021 12:25:16 pm
      Morton, Musialowski and Balagizi will be the kids to feature tonight, I suspect.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #36: Oct 27, 2021 12:57:52 pm
      Morton, Musialowski and Balagizi will be the kids to feature tonight, I suspect.

      Any potential superstars been mention yet Robby?
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #37: Oct 27, 2021 04:46:51 pm
      Morton, Musialowski and Balagizi will be the kids to feature tonight, I suspect.

      Would love to see Musialowski get some minutes. I'm really curious to see what he could do in a senior game.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #38: Oct 27, 2021 05:03:12 pm
      Any potential superstars been mention yet Robby?

      I hate to put that label on anyone. There is potential in a number of them like Gordon, Bradley and Morton but there are so many variables. Usually Everyone who saw a Trent or a Mason Greenwood at age 12 and predicted greatness, was wrong about 5 other players. When I saw Harvey Elliott two seasons ago I didn't.expect he would look as good as he did at the beginning.of this season. It's an uncertain proposition.

       
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #39: Oct 27, 2021 05:39:18 pm
      would never want to see or listen to Gerrard as manager... he was doubly depressing yesterday going on about Walter Smith.

      Was you expecting him to be cracking the jokes?
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #40: Oct 27, 2021 05:52:31 pm
      Hope Ox, Jones and Hendo aren't anywhere near the starting XI here. Really can't afford another injury in midfield.
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #41: Oct 27, 2021 05:52:46 pm
      For me I think we will be stronger than many think.

      Kelleher (if fit)
      Williams
      Tsimikas
      Phillips
      Gomez

      Henderson
      Jones
      Morton

      Origi
      Min-amino
      Ox
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #42: Oct 27, 2021 06:16:03 pm
      Will tsimikas get a run out, or Robbo get to practice his crossing 😊
      If Robbo’s in, (very unlikely) I’m going for 48th minute again 😂
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #43: Oct 27, 2021 06:27:05 pm
      Reckon Mane will start
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      Re: Pre-match: Preston V Liverpool [Wednesday October 27th, 19:45]
      Reply #44: Oct 27, 2021 06:36:59 pm


      So it's official, starting 11:

      Adrian
      Williams
      Matip
      Gomez
      Tsimikas
      Morton
      Jones
      Blair
      Ox-Chamberlain
      Minamino
      Origi

      Come on Red men! ❤️

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