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      Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm

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      Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Dec 06, 2021 02:10:26 am
      Final group stage game of this year's Champions League as The Reds, who have won Group B going away with a perfect 15 points from 5 matches, travel to the San Siro to face their old European rivals Tuesday night.

      The Italian side are still in contention for a berth in the round of 16, as are other group members Porto and Atletico Madrid, who square off in Portugal at the same time. That all three teams are still alive to advance could influence Jürgen Klopp's team selection. There's also the issue of a million or two in prize money for each group stage win.

      Saying that, I think it would be in our best interest to make 9 or 10 changes, with this fixture being the third in a sequence of EIGHT matches in TWENTY FOUR days.

      I'd love to see a team of Kelleher, Neco Williams, Konate, Phillips, Tsimikas, Morton, Ox, Milner, Minamino, Origi and Jota, both to rest our normal starting XI and give these players a full runout. I doubt there are quite this many changes on the night (but probably will be some).

      Not sure the situation now with fans attending matches in Italy, or what restrictions are in place for travel outside of UK at the moment. Anyone know?
      « Last Edit: Dec 07, 2021 05:49:48 pm by JD »
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #1: Dec 06, 2021 07:52:59 am
      Team will be interesting, defo starts for lots of guys who have been subs past 2 games.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #2: Dec 06, 2021 09:21:13 am
      Record of being the first English side to win all group games plus the win payments would have me sceptical about what team goes out. Not sure if any rules about fair play as if Milan beat us it could see them qualify in 2nd.

      That aside I would hope to see rest for some and game time for others

      Ali

      Neco Konate Nat Robbo

             OX MilnerJones

            Mo  Origi  Taki

      Not sure if Jones is fit. Id go with Robbo and Mo as both look fresh and in flying form, get them off at half time or on the hour
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #3: Dec 06, 2021 10:00:58 am
      Hope to see a few regulars in the side. Although I realise it is sensible to rest players, with a tough run of fixtures in December and the New Year.
      To win all group stage matches would be a marvellous achievement for the club.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #4: Dec 06, 2021 10:02:30 am
      Don’t care who else but Div needs to be on that team sheet in the starting 11!
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #5: Dec 06, 2021 10:23:11 am
      I know some people want us to be the first English team to win 6/6 in the group games but we need to prioritise our fixture list in December. Can definitely see at least 5 or 6 changes.

      It would be a great achievement but this is a dead rubber game for us
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #6: Dec 06, 2021 11:12:52 am
      NB: Team no longer available
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #7: Dec 06, 2021 12:16:34 pm
      Difficult to predict score for this game, with probably quite a few players  rested, ready for the visit of Aston Villa on Saturday.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #8: Dec 06, 2021 12:37:02 pm
      I know some people want us to be the first English team to win 6/6 in the group games but we need to prioritise our fixture list in December. Can definitely see at least 5 or 6 changes.

      It would be a great achievement but this is a dead rubber game for us

      Agree with this.
      Beating Villa on Sat now becomes more important. And I believe they wont have a mid week match 🤷‍♂️
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #9: Dec 06, 2021 02:50:37 pm

      Milner banned
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #10: Dec 06, 2021 04:00:04 pm

      Did not know that. Not good for rotation :(
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #11: Dec 06, 2021 04:22:00 pm
      Got to be honest, if it's the only way to ensure Atletico is out of the CL, I won't lose any sleep if we don't win this. I don't want to have to face them again later in the competition.

      A little bit of rotation would do nicely for this game. A few players need some rest.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #12: Dec 06, 2021 04:55:44 pm
                     Alisson
      Trent - Matip - Konate - Kostas
               Hendo - Fabinho
            Taki- Oxlade - Mane
                       Origi
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #13: Dec 06, 2021 04:58:03 pm
      Agree with this.
      Beating Villa on Sat now becomes more important. And I believe they wont have a mid week match 🤷‍♂️

      Ditto.

      That record leaves me cold compared to keeping pace in the tie race.  Cheers to rossyred for the correction on Milner's availability, too bad Jones and Keira are still out.  Maybe Hendo and Fab split the 90 then.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #14: Dec 06, 2021 05:27:04 pm
                     Alisson
      Trent - Matip - Konate - Kostas
               Hendo - Fabinho
            Taki- Oxlade - Mane
                       Origi

      Think you may have hit it on the head. There will be changes but not a completely different starting 11. I'm guessing Gomez isn't back and fit yet?
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #15: Dec 06, 2021 05:33:39 pm
                     Alisson
      Trent - Matip - Konate - Kostas
               Hendo - Fabinho
            Taki- Oxlade - Mane
                       Origi

      Doubt Matip play 3 games in a row.  May see Philips in this one.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #16: Dec 06, 2021 05:55:02 pm
      Don’t think there will be too much rotation, Jürgen has already alluded that there will be little to no rotation, so I reckon we’re going full on first half + and then use the five subs allowed in this competition, as in the first leg AC won’t be able to handle our intensity, we will become the first side to have a  100% record in the qualifying group,

      Only one winner for me so no point pontificating lots of bollocks about how or why, they may as well just give us the points and be done with it, but we like to have the Italians running around like headless chicken chasing lost causes,


      I can see AC positively shitting themselves before a ball is kicked, they won’t fancy their chances one fookin bit, so for me their beat already psychologically, like I say only one winner, score could be anything, but I’m going for a very respectable…..


      …….0-3




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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #17: Dec 06, 2021 06:21:10 pm
      Well the Greek Scouser is playing so I expect it to be


      Alisson

      Williams
      Konate
      ??
      Kostas

      Fabinho
      Henderson
      Ox

      Taki
      Origi
      Mo

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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #18: Dec 06, 2021 07:10:32 pm
      Ditto.

      That record leaves me cold compared to keeping pace in the tie race.  Cheers to rossyred for the correction on Milner's availability, too bad Jones and Keira are still out.  Maybe Hendo and Fab split the 90 then.

      Keita will play at some point be one of the 5 subs he will use at some point
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #19: Dec 06, 2021 07:27:46 pm
      Don’t think there will be too much rotation, Jürgen has already alluded that there will be little to no rotation

      Where did you see that Billy? Only thing I've seen was from his pressers:

       “We have to rotate, we will rotate. That’s clear. The medical department would smash me if I played the same side again, so I will make changes!"

      Seems pretty clear there will be some (maybe significant) rotation?
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #20: Dec 06, 2021 08:38:37 pm
      https://twitter.com/neiljonesgoal/status/1467956069070737417

      Few minutes for Naby and Gomez would be good with the games coming thick and fast over the next few weeks.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #21: Dec 06, 2021 11:14:47 pm
      Did not know that. Not good for rotation :(

      He got himself booked on purpose last game so he’d miss this one, but be available for the first knockout game😊
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #22: Dec 07, 2021 09:03:27 am
      Where did you see that Billy? Only thing I've seen was from his pressers:

       “We have to rotate, we will rotate. That’s clear. The medical department would smash me if I played the same side again, so I will make changes!"

      Seems pretty clear there will be some (maybe significant) rotation?

      yea. thats what Ive seen too.

      I reckon we will see more changes tonight than last game.

      But will still be a very strong team, cos like of origi, ox, kostas all been playing well when called upon. And young williams & morton deserves another start.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #23: Dec 07, 2021 10:57:42 am
      He got himself booked on purpose last game so he’d miss this one, but be available for the first knockout game😊

      Clever.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #24: Dec 07, 2021 12:08:18 pm
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #25: Dec 07, 2021 12:09:34 pm
      Is Klopp expected to put a weaken side out due to already qualifying?
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #26: Dec 07, 2021 12:36:15 pm
      Is Klopp expected to put a weaken side out due to already qualifying?

      Not sure he will
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #27: Dec 07, 2021 12:53:32 pm
      My predicted team.

      --------------- Allison -------------
      Williams - Matip - Konate - Kostas
      ------------- Morton --------------
      ----- Taki ----------- Ox -------
      -- Salah ----- Origi --- Mane -----

      Lots of top super subs. ;-)
      « Last Edit: Dec 07, 2021 01:03:37 pm by brezipool »
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #28: Dec 07, 2021 01:59:02 pm
      My predicted team.

      --------------- Allison -------------
      Williams - Matip - Konate - Kostas
      ------------- Morton --------------
      ----- Taki ----------- Ox -------
      -- Salah ----- Origi --- Mane -----

      Lots of top super subs. ;-)

      Hope Origi can add to his goal tally if he starts tonight. Normally does well coming off the bench. Still it is well worth giving him a start in tonight's game .
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #29: Dec 07, 2021 02:17:12 pm
      Hope Origi can add to his goal tally if he starts tonight. Normally does well coming off the bench. Still it is well worth giving him a start in tonight's game .

      defo.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #30: Dec 07, 2021 03:51:25 pm
      Where did you see that Billy? Only thing I've seen was from his pressers:

       “We have to rotate, we will rotate. That’s clear. The medical department would smash me if I played the same side again, so I will make changes!"

      Seems pretty clear there will be some (maybe significant) rotation?




      Fairy Muff mate, I was alluding to what he said earlier that there will be little rotation because  of the contractual rules, meaning he can’t field a team of ressies because we’ve qualified already, money talks so the powers at be will expect a side with a majority of first team names, not sure what kind of % that means  for selection, eg; 7/4 or 6/5, 8/3,

      As for the game itself I think they were missing one or two big guns first game, aka Slatan for one, is he back tonight ? Dunno, I just think we will put a fairly strong  side out first half and then see what happens,

      Confident of another away win .




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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #31: Dec 07, 2021 03:56:42 pm
      joking apart I wouldnt want to be flying back here tonight its blowing like mad.
      Looking forward to the howls of derision at Jurgens selection. He has already said the Medical team will not allow him to play the same team again. Great chance for those who play to prove why they are worthy of a place at the weekend.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #32: Dec 07, 2021 05:15:24 pm
      Did not know that. Not good for rotation :(

      Would of been a good game for him but clearly klopp didn't trust him to walk the tightrope so to speak
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #33: Dec 07, 2021 05:21:04 pm
      I would like to see the Hendo Fab and Thiago midfield again this could be every bit as important as our front three it is by far the most complete trio in midfield I can remember. These boys can score a goal set up a goal and defend infact this team could easily be the best we have had they just need the silverware to back it up....Thankyou Jürgen.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #34: Dec 07, 2021 05:24:53 pm
      From the echo. Thiago, Jota, Hendo & Virgil never travelled.

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      Liverpool squad for Milan
      From what we could discern in training and travel pictures, the squad Klopp will have to pick from later will be something along these lines:

      Goalkeepers: Alisson, Kelleher, Pitaluga, Karius, Davies.

      Defenders: Matip, Gomez, Konate, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Williams, Bradley.

      Midfielders: Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Keita, Morton, Dixon-Bonner.

      Forwards: Salah, Mane, Origi, Minamino.

      Still the makings of a strong team there, whichever way the boss goes.

      Midfield will be interesting though! Morton looks set to start. As for who lines up alongside him...
      « Last Edit: Dec 07, 2021 06:17:37 pm by brezipool, Reason: missing players out. »
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #35: Dec 07, 2021 06:16:41 pm
      Think we'll have a slightly rotated team and my head is saying 1-1 will be the result... hopefully we can get a win though and continue the 100%.
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #36: Dec 07, 2021 06:41:02 pm
      Got to have Taki and Divock in attack tonight surely ? playing Villa soon so we want our best 11 for then to keep the title hope alive , Morton and Konate to play tonight and probably Neco too ....I think ;D
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      Re: Pre-Match: AC Milan v Liverpool: Champions League Tues 7th Dec. KO 8pm
      Reply #37: Dec 07, 2021 06:45:19 pm
      I expect a decent amount of changes tonight. Would love to see Kelleher, Nat and Morton get a start, but of those 3 probably only Morton has a strong chance of starting.

                      Alisson
      Neco - Matip - Konate - Kostas
                     Morton
               Ox         Taki
      Salah       Big Div      Mane

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