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      Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League

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      Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Nov 01, 2021 09:50:36 pm
      Big game on Wednesday night as we take on Atletico Madrid at one of those very special nights under the floodlit Anfield sky.

      Buzzing for this after the first game, how will they react? Simeone will want revenge after us beating them as he stormed off after refusing to shake Jürgen's hand.

      A win in this game and we can take our last two games easy so we can concentrate on the busy schedule of the league programme.

      Wondering will Fab and Thiago be ready for this,  Fab is back in training so would be great to have him back, not so sure about Thiago though.

      Team will be well up for this though and will want to keep a certain Mr Suarez nice and quiet, they'll no doubt be up to their usual tricks so we need cool heads and we'll be alright on the night.

      Redmen to win, bring it on !!

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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #1: Nov 01, 2021 10:09:34 pm
      I’ll take a win or a draw, but under no circumstances, no more injuries!!!!
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      Reply #2: Nov 01, 2021 10:50:58 pm
      I’ll take a win or a draw, but under no circumstances, no more injuries!!!!

      I'm confident we'll win, but yes deffo no more injuries especially in midfield, hope it's a strong Ref.
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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #3: Nov 01, 2021 11:01:31 pm
      Im more worried about West Ham than this game, like Glen says above, it’s all about staying injury free and getting Salah to continue the scoring run.
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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #4: Nov 01, 2021 11:06:39 pm
      I'd be fine with a draw and five subs, or even losing well. We've got to win v West Ham or I'm losing faith in a title fight.
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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #5: Nov 01, 2021 11:13:27 pm
      Could be another tough game against Athletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Although quite rightly it is so important that no more injuries are picked up, with such an important game against West Ham coming up at the weekend, where three points is vital to keep up with leaders Chelsea.
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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #6: Nov 01, 2021 11:37:30 pm
      If Fab or Thiago aren’t fit to start then I do think it would be a good idea to go with Matip, Gomez/Konate and Virgil as 3 CB’s with Trent and Robbo as wing backs. I know I’ve said it before but with the injuries/lack of fitness to the midfield, it seems logical to me. Make use of being able to have Trent and Robbo help the midfield out without the defence being so exposed. We got massively lucky against them last time out, with our performance vs Brighton and generally the vast amount of goals we are letting in and chances we are giving away, it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try? We’ve got the players for it so why not utilise it…
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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #7: Nov 02, 2021 07:55:13 am
      Really can’t see us playing three CB’s, if Thiago makes it he’s in with Hendo & Naby lad, picking up injuries is a occupational hazard, playing to avoid them is a recipe for disaster, play your natural game it’s less likely to happen, we were battering them first 25 until two silly mistakes let them back in, that won’t happen again,

      I can see a similar quick off the blocks and in their faces start, get them immediately on the back foot under the lights with a raucous crowd, and they will fold, two up within 15 they won’t come back from that, remember..no away goal rule…it’s a straight winner takes all gun fight…and I’d fancy us against any European opposition in this scenario….


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                                                     Trent   Matip    Virgil   Robbo

                                                        Thiago.            Hendo
                                                                     Keita
                                                         Salah.              Mane
                                                                      Jota

      Opting for Matip next to Virgil, give Konate a break, and perhaps use him V Hammers, hopeful Thiago comes back in and I’m in favour of Jota who poses a bigger goal threat, need Naby on his game again, Hendo as a DM has worked before but really wish Fabinho was back for this one, could see him V Hammers too, Bobby will be gutted but he knows the craic and sometimes it’s better we have him on for last 20,

      Bench; Adrian, Konate, Gomez, Tsimikas, Jones, AOC, Bobby, Origi, Minamino



      I’m going for a convincing 3-0 ‘F**k you’ Simeone !!(and your Shithousery)





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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #8: Nov 02, 2021 08:09:14 am
      I'm confident we'll win, but yes deffo no more injuries especially in midfield, hope it's a strong Ref.

      What's a strong ref? Strong enough to stand up to home crowd pressure? But we're at home. Maybe more a ref who doesn't bottle challenges and makes decisive decisions?
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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #9: Nov 02, 2021 08:40:28 am
      Really can’t see us playing three CB’s, if Thiago makes it he’s in with Hendo & Naby lad, picking up injuries is a occupational hazard, playing to avoid them is a recipe for disaster, play your natural game it’s less likely to happen, we were battering them first 25 until two silly mistakes let them back in, that won’t happen again,

      I can see a similar quick off the blocks and in their faces start, get them immediately on the back foot under the lights with a raucous crowd, and they will fold, two up within 15 they won’t come back from that, remember..no away goal rule…it’s a straight winner takes all gun fight…and I’d fancy us against any European opposition in this scenario….


                                                                     Alisson

                                                     Trent   Matip    Virgil   Robbo

                                                        Thiago.            Hendo
                                                                     Keita
                                                         Salah.              Mane
                                                                      Jota

      Opting for Matip next to Virgil, give Konate a break, and perhaps use him V Hammers, hopeful Thiago comes back in and I’m in favour of Jota who poses a bigger goal threat, need Naby on his game again, Hendo as a DM has worked before but really wish Fabinho was back for this one, could see him V Hammers too, Bobby will be gutted but he knows the craic and sometimes it’s better we have him on for last 20,

      Bench; Adrian, Konate, Gomez, Tsimikas, Jones, AOC, Bobby, Origi, Minamino



      I’m going for a convincing 3-0 ‘F**k you’ Simeone !!(and your Shithousery)





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      No chance Keita plays Billy. Of the two just read Fab is most likely to start but in all honesty would be surprised and probably both on bench
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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #10: Nov 02, 2021 09:43:18 am
      Considering it doesn't look like Thiago or Fab can start I think we've either got to go 3 centre backs here or bring Morton into the midfield.
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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #11: Nov 02, 2021 09:44:24 am
      Dont think Fab or Thiago are ready to start, might see them on bench if anything.

      Maybe same team as weekend, with a rocket up there arses. ;D
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      Reply #12: Nov 02, 2021 09:44:38 am
      No chance Keita plays Billy. Of the two just read Fab is most likely to start but in all honesty would be surprised and probably both on bench






      I was of the impression that Naby’s injury was bruising rather ligaments etc, and that with some manipulation from the physios he’d be good to go, perhaps not then, and if Fab is close, do we risk him ? Or Thiago for that matter, only the physio dept knows for sure, if you are indeed correct, having a Hendo, Jones, and AOC in midfield is fookin scary 😟.
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      Reply #13: Nov 02, 2021 09:46:16 am

      I was of the impression that Naby’s injury was bruising rather ligaments etc, and that with some manipulation from the physios he’d be good to go, perhaps not then, and if Fab is close, do we risk him ? Or Thiago for that matter, only the physio dept knows for sure, if you are indeed correct, having a Hendo, Jones, and AOC in midfield is fookin scary 😟.

      He's done his hamstring now I think.

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      Reply #14: Nov 02, 2021 10:12:20 am
      He's done his hamstring now I think.









      Aw Double F**k, didn’t know that, what is it with our shitty luck, Ffs, can’t just catch a break can we ?



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      Reply #15: Nov 02, 2021 10:12:26 am
      I was of the impression that Naby’s injury was bruising rather ligaments etc, and that with some manipulation from the physios he’d be good to go

      That was for the challenge from Pogba, but he done his hamstring against a Brighton. He won’t be playing this week.

      You said playing to avoid injuries is a recipe for disaster but in all honesty, if we end up with a midfield of Hendo, Jones and Ox for this game, then that’s a far bigger recipe for disaster.
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      Reply #16: Nov 02, 2021 10:28:26 am
      but in all honesty, if we end up with a midfield of Hendo, Jones and Ox for this game, then that’s a far bigger recipe for disaster.
      We WILL lose with that MF against Athletico, for sure. 

      May think about playing the front 4 together with Firmino playing between MF and attack, maybe?  Probably not, though.

      We're desperately short of of options there; hopefully Fab is available for tomorrow and maybe Thiago for the Hammers game.
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      Reply #17: Nov 02, 2021 11:24:03 am
      Considering it doesn't look like Thiago or Fab can start I think we've either got to go 3 centre backs here or bring Morton into the midfield.

      Can see klopp playing young morton actually.

      And now even thinking about it, Klopp may make a few changes from the weekend team.

      Possibly something like this ?

      --------------- Ali --------------
      - trent - Matip - Gomez - Kostas -
      ------------- Morton ------------------
        ---- Hendo ------ Ox ------
           - Salah - Origi - Taki -

      Subs bench loaded with super subs. ;D
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      Reply #18: Nov 02, 2021 11:51:36 am
      I'm fine with dropping points, but if we do, me guns will be blazing all over our malfunctioned midfield. ;D
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      Reply #19: Nov 02, 2021 11:58:09 am
      Can see klopp playing young morton actually.

      And now even thinking about it, Klopp may make a few changes from the weekend team.

      Possibly something like this ?

      --------------- Ali --------------
      - trent - Matip - Gomez - Kostas -
      ------------- Morton ------------------
        ---- Hendo ------ Ox ------
           - Salah - Origi - Taki -

      Subs bench loaded with super subs. ;D

      Do you really think Klopp will play a team like that against Athletico ? No chance
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      Reply #20: Nov 02, 2021 12:29:20 pm
      Alisson

      TAA Matip VVD Robertson

      Fabinho
      Henderson Oxlade

      Salah Firmino Mane

      Don't lose and a bit more of a structured performance. I think Matip needs to come back in and I'm unsure why he didn't play Saturday.
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      Re: Pre-match Liverpool v Atletico Madrid 3rd Nov KO 8pm Champions League
      Reply #21: Nov 02, 2021 12:33:02 pm
      Can see klopp playing young morton actually.

      And now even thinking about it, Klopp may make a few changes from the weekend team.

      Possibly something like this ?

      --------------- Ali --------------
      - trent - Matip - Gomez - Kostas -
      ------------- Morton ------------------
        ---- Hendo ------ Ox ------
           - Salah - Origi - Taki -

      Subs bench loaded with super subs. ;D

      I think we'll be much stronger than that. The schedule has been pretty good to us this week with us playing Saturday - Wednesday - Sunday. Enough rest there for us to play a strong team tomorrow.
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      Reply #22: Nov 02, 2021 12:50:33 pm
      Do you really think Klopp will play a team like that against Athletico ? No chance

      Never know. stranger things have happened.
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      Reply #23: Nov 02, 2021 12:53:03 pm
      I think we'll be much stronger than that. The schedule has been pretty good to us this week with us playing Saturday - Wednesday - Sunday. Enough rest there for us to play a strong team tomorrow.

      Could be, but I think he might shake it up, and out of the 3 games before international break we can afford to drop points in this one.

      Jones & Ox dont really work in the same midfield, Taki & Origi are due a start in a bigger game than the league cup, morton can help in MF while likes of Fab & Thiago get match fit.

      Just thoughts, Klopp will probably do something completely different. ;D
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      Reply #24: Nov 02, 2021 01:20:03 pm
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      I would rest Robertson and Salah, would give Matip this one because he did not deserve to be dropped. I may be mad but he should be rested for the weekend and these b***ard like to play the man rather than the ball.

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