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      Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Wed 24th Nov. KO 8pm

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      Robby The Z
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      Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Wed 24th Nov. KO 8pm
      Nov 21, 2021 01:29:04 pm
      So having already qualified for the knockout rounds, how much rotation is not enough or too much? While Milner and Robbo may be back in contention, looks like Jota is a major doubt for this game.

      There were four teenagers on the bench last night in Morton,Gordon, Beck and Bradley. Do we see any of them from the start?

      I d expect to see Minamino in the starting XI. Origi had a dead leg yesterday but perhaps he will be back? Kounate should play but I'm not sure who else we can bring in.
      « Last Edit: Nov 21, 2021 10:52:34 pm by RedPuppy »
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #1: Nov 21, 2021 02:13:42 pm
      Guaranteed first so DO NOT risk any of the big names, treat this like it's the Carabao Cup now until knockout.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #2: Nov 21, 2021 02:15:19 pm
      Guaranteed first so DO NOT risk any of the big names, treat this like it's the Carabao Cup now until knockout.

      Zero chance Jürgen does that
      Two main reasons

      Rhythm
      Money
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #3: Nov 21, 2021 02:21:36 pm
      regardless of the team we put out its just so much better to watch than England V the Dog and Duck.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #4: Nov 21, 2021 02:21:57 pm
      Zero chance Jürgen does that
      Two main reasons

      Rhythm
      Money

      Yeah, think it's round about £2.5m prize money for each group stage victory, so can't see him throwing all the kids out. That said, we should be able to beat them handily with a few key players out so I would expect a bit of rotation. Nothing too major though
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #5: Nov 21, 2021 02:34:17 pm
      Zero chance Jürgen does that
      Two main reasons

      Rhythm
      Money

      Third reason: respect for the competition, fans and opponents.

      Jürgen knows fans are paying big money to attend these games, some of which may be traveling from afar, so I doubt he’ll put out the reserves.

      I expect it to be a competitive team.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #6: Nov 21, 2021 04:10:08 pm
      Kelleher

      Williams    Konate    Virgil    Tsimikas

      Fabinho     Thiago

      Gordon      Minamino      Jota

      Origi

      Something along those lines.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #7: Nov 21, 2021 04:20:59 pm
      We will probably see half the 'first teamers' on Wednesday and the other half away in Milan.

      Cash is king!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #8: Nov 21, 2021 04:24:22 pm
      Kelleher

      Williams    Konate    Virgil    Tsimikas

      Fabinho     Thiago

      Gordon      Minamino      Jota

      Origi

      Something along those lines.

      Gordon not eligible
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #9: Nov 21, 2021 04:26:40 pm
      Jota might not make this expect Trent ,Kostas ,Matip and Fab to be on bench to be rested hopefullyNaby and Milner can get some minutes.  Will play all our subs and just try and ensure breathers given where necessary
       
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #10: Nov 21, 2021 04:45:38 pm
                 Kelleher
      Neco  Konate Gomez Kostas
          Morton Hendo Milner
            AOC Taki Mane

      If Origi can make it would stick him in instead of Mane.
      Jota I thought got a knock yest, so would rest him.

      Would just be functional and give guys game time..
      Jürgen will probably play a couple more first teamers, I just don't see the point though with the group wrapped up.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #11: Nov 21, 2021 04:57:34 pm
      Anyone that has the slightest niggle or strain wont be anywhere near this game. which is brilliant.

      Defo fancy neco & Morton to get starts.

      apart from that just dunno.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #12: Nov 21, 2021 05:03:32 pm
      Didnt the boss already admit due to tge finances involved that well go full out in the remaining games?

      Anyway coomon sense should say rest VVD and Matip and I dont think we need to go with our front 3 either, 2 maybe but not 3
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #13: Nov 21, 2021 05:35:51 pm
      Jürgen must have already been prepared to be responsible if any of our first team players get injured during the remaining group matches. I can see guns blazing at him if we lose any of our key players in the subsequent group matches. Some will call him stubborn as with late or no subs whenever we needed to change players in past games.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #14: Nov 21, 2021 10:09:42 pm

      U21 players don't get a free pass to play?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #15: Nov 21, 2021 10:13:12 pm
      Didnt the boss already admit due to tge finances involved that well go full out in the remaining games?

      Anyway coomon sense should say rest VVD and Matip and I dont think we need to go with our front 3 either, 2 maybe but not 3

      if money is important get JH to play. No way Jürgen will field his best XI
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto UEFA Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #16: Nov 21, 2021 10:38:22 pm
      U21 players don't get a free pass to play?

      Not if you have just only arrived at the club
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League (Wed 24th Nov. 2021 8:00pm)
      Reply #17: Nov 21, 2021 10:52:08 pm
      Konate, Minamino and Kelleher will come in. I wouldn’t risk Thiago but I think he’ll get the nod.

      Salah will probably start too because he’s a machine and he’ll want to continue getting goals in the UCL.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Wed 24th Nov. KO 8pm
      Reply #18: Nov 21, 2021 11:50:52 pm
      I do t think it will be first 11, but hope it’s reasonably strong as I’ve gone for 3:0 in the predictions. 😂😂
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Wed 24th Nov. KO 8pm
      Reply #19: Nov 22, 2021 12:45:15 am
      Alisson, Williams, Konate, Matip, Kostas, Hendo, Morton, Ox, Taki, Mo & Mane.

      Milly, Keita, Phillips I would all expect to be on at some stage.

      Left Origi out on the basis he seemed a way off being able to make the bench vs Arsenal but obviously if fit enough I’d half expect to see him ahead of Mane or Salah….probably Mane because he’s more likely to pick up a booking.




      He’s injured.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Wed 24th Nov. KO 8pm
      Reply #20: Nov 22, 2021 01:49:33 am
      Hopefully Big Nat gets a start alongside Konate since Gomez is hurt. Having 5 subs will also help a lot with early subs for any regulars who may start.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Wed 24th Nov. KO 8pm
      Reply #21: Nov 22, 2021 10:20:35 am
      Could use this game as a kind of pre-season warm up, first half play a fairly strong X1, second half change it slightly depending on the score and who Jürgen wants to rest,

      First Half

      Kelleher, Neco, Konate Phillips Tsimikas, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Salah, Jota,Mane

      Second Half

      Kelleher, Neco,Konate Phillips Tsimikas Henderson Morton,Jones, Jota, Origi Mane,

      Or something similar, depending on the condition of returning players like Milner,  Gomez, Jones, Origi, Robbo,

      Think Jürgen said himself he won't be cutting back too much and more or less play those in and around the first team, perhaps that's why he played one or two of the young lads recently, to get the tuned in to first team action.




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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Wed 24th Nov. KO 8pm
      Reply #22: Nov 22, 2021 10:30:43 am
      Didnt the boss already admit due to tge finances involved that well go full out in the remaining games?

      Anyway coomon sense should say rest VVD and Matip and I dont think we need to go with our front 3 either, 2 maybe but not 3

      Pretty sure he wont take any risks especially with midfielders. But saying that options are limited.

      Morton and young williams have to start.

      Im guessing something like this. only question for me, is VVD or philips ?

      --------------- Kehler ------------
      - Williams - Konate - VVD - Kostas
      -------------- Morton ------------
      ------- Hendo ----- OX ----------
      --- Salah - Jota - Taki ----------

      Strong bench with all 5 subs being used.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Wed 24th Nov. KO 8pm
      Reply #23: Nov 22, 2021 11:15:23 am
      Hopefully Big Nat gets a start alongside Konate since Gomez is hurt. Having 5 subs will also help a lot with early subs for any regulars who may start.

      Given Phillips couldn’t even get any starts in the League Cup, I’d be surprised if he was to start this game.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Wed 24th Nov. KO 8pm
      Reply #24: Nov 22, 2021 11:35:11 am
      There won’t be many wholesale changes


      Alisson
      Williams
      Konate
      VVD
      Kostas

      Henderson
      Fabinho
      Ox

      Origi
      Taki
      Mo


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