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      Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Dec 15, 2021 10:19:51 am


      Liverpool will be out to make it eight wins in a row across all competitions when they welcome Newcastle United to Anfield on Thursday night.

      The Reds prevailed 1-0 against Aston Villa last time out, while Eddie Howe's men went down 4-0 to Leicester City.

      Jürgen Klopp's men may have seen their astonishing two-goals-per-game streak ended in recent weeks, but only Chelsea (21) can boast more Premier League goals at home than the Reds (19) this season, and Liverpool have won each of their last five at Anfield.

      This week's hosts have also kept five clean sheets in that stretch and extended their Anfield unbeaten run to 20 matches with the 1-0 win at Villa, so Newcastle will surely not be harbouring hopes of a memorable win on the Merseyside turf.

      Liverpool trio Nat Phillips, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott remain out of action, but there is hope that Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino - who has now returned to training - may both be involved in some capacity.

      Even if Firmino is not deemed ready to return from his hamstring problem just yet, Diogo Jota will expect to earn a recall up top as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drops down to the bench.

      Klopp will certainly consider changes before a meeting with Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, with Naby Keita, Kostas Tsimikas and Ibrahima Konate all potentially starting on Thursday.

      Meanwhile, Newcastle did not pick up any fresh injury concerns in the defeat to Leicester, meaning that Paul Dummett is Howe's only absentee with his calf problem.

      Howe should therefore make a few alterations with a near fully-fit squad ahead of meetings with both Manchester clubs, potentially starting with Miguel Almiron being sacrificed in order to welcome Ciaran Clark back from suspension to a five-man defence.

      Isaac Hayden is also ready to beef up the midfield if necessary, but Willock has fond memories of playing at Anfield and will not want to lose his place here.

      NB: Team no longer available

      I think Klopp will rest Matip and Jota for Spurs.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #1: Dec 15, 2021 11:05:13 am
      Dodgy defenders and not offering too much of a goal threat up top.
      Well that’s how it’s been for them since the  start of the season. Let’s hope it stays that way.
      We should have enough to beat these with a few players rested, but I think we should go full strength and get the game won. Then rest players.
      Never underestimate the opposition I say.
      4-0 to the Red Men !
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #2: Dec 15, 2021 11:26:13 am
      Lads can rest for the league cuo. Best 11tomorrow, best 11 v spurs and get full points on the board
      « Last Edit: Dec 15, 2021 03:17:44 pm by Brian78 »
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #3: Dec 15, 2021 12:02:18 pm
      With Spuds game so soon after this one, could see Jürgen maybe rest one or two.
      Like, could deffo rest one from Hendo/Fab/Thiago, particularly if Keita and Milner available.
      Probably see Konate some in for Matip.
      Maybe Kostas for Robbo, or even Origi for Jota/Bob [though reckon Jota will start]

      Possibly:

                  Ally
      TAA Konate VVD Kostas
      Hendo Thiago Keita/Milner
      Salah Jota Mane

      Or maybe just play the strongest team, try get ahead then take guys off relatively early if we can pull away a bit scorewise.

      Don't want to take this for granted, but our form has been good and theirs hasn't.

      Goes without saying, need the 3 points. COYRs!!!!!!!!!!!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #4: Dec 15, 2021 12:15:16 pm
      Somewhere in this run, Mo, Sadio and Virgil will so need a rest. Nobody should play 6 games in 17 days. Not that five in 17 is ideal.

      Maybe the League Cup is it for those three, a couple of other on Thursday, a couple of others for Spurs and so on.

      This calls for backup players to step up and earn their pay.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #5: Dec 15, 2021 01:25:28 pm
      Agree with rotating one or two players each game. Although priority must be gaining maximum points against Newcastle and Tottenham, in the next couple of games.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #6: Dec 15, 2021 03:12:03 pm
      Let's put another nail in their relegation coffin.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #7: Dec 15, 2021 03:12:21 pm
      Go strong, Get the job done early, then use the 3 subs on 60mins.

      Job done.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #8: Dec 15, 2021 04:28:12 pm
       This lot are shabite and deserve a twatting for causing needless anxiety last season. I think I would only rotate 1 or 2 with Konate for Matip and Jota/Bobby/Origi for Ox. Otherwise, full steam ahead!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #9: Dec 15, 2021 04:39:50 pm
      What's the status on Spurs? Will they be allowed to play on Sunday? if so, how many players would be out due to quarantine/restrictions?

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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #10: Dec 15, 2021 06:14:18 pm
      Wonder if this might be our last game for a little while.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #11: Dec 15, 2021 06:20:24 pm
      What's the status on Spurs? Will they be allowed to play on Sunday? if so, how many players would be out due to quarantine/restrictions?



      Last I heard it looked like the game would go ahead
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #12: Dec 15, 2021 06:25:51 pm
      Wonder if this might be our last game for a little while.

      Why?!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #13: Dec 15, 2021 06:28:26 pm

      I’m guessing because of Covid
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #14: Dec 15, 2021 06:37:04 pm

      I suppose because of Omicron?

      Personally don’t think it’s going to have an affect unless the powers that be freak out (which they very well may).
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #15: Dec 15, 2021 07:38:31 pm
      Would like to see Naby start this deserves it after the form shown pre injury and with a packed defense will be crucial we have some forward thinking players to back up the 3. Tzimikas,Milner and Konate all possible options too
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #16: Dec 15, 2021 08:38:23 pm
      I suppose because of Omicron?

      Personally don’t think it’s going to have an affect unless the powers that be freak out (which they very well may).

      Can't see them stopping the League, but there might very well be restrictions on fans in stadiums.


      It makes me wonder whether we might see players contracts include an attendance clause in the future, so that clubs can cope with the loss of revenue without the need to negotiate a wage cut with the squad. (A bit off topic, apologies)
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #17: Dec 15, 2021 08:42:40 pm
      Everyone is boosted and vaccinated - the whole point of that was so we can get on with our lives.

      No chance will they stop football again.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #18: Dec 15, 2021 08:55:17 pm
      Everyone is boosted and vaccinated - the whole point of that was so we can get on with our lives.

      No chance will they stop football again.

      Agree with this
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #19: Dec 15, 2021 09:29:15 pm
      Everyone is boosted and vaccinated - the whole point of that was so we can get on with our lives.

      No chance will they stop football again.

      the man who spends most of the match behind the couch is one of the few who talks sense. He is spot on the jabs and the booster mean we have to try and keep so sort of normality in our lives even if it means Covid passports etc. The last thing I want to see is an empty stadium that will depress the f**k out of people me included
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #20: Dec 16, 2021 09:03:00 am
      Everyone has their own take on this covid bollocks, to me it has now gone beyond a joke, it is abundantly clear this is nothing more than a money making scheme borne from the big Pharma’s, in this country the majority  are vaccinated x2 which is deemed safe and protective, and even if you were to contract the virus the survival rate is 99.7%, covid is a virus, viruses mutate, it’s what they do, same as the flu, it’s also a virus that mutates, and every year since I can remember especially in winter people  get the flu, but has the ‘flu’ now been replaced by covid, because you don’t hear of it anymore, I find that particularly strange, that all of a sudden the big Pharma’s have the opportunity  to glean even more money from the weak and vulnerable by promoting the need for the population to be vaccinated by their untested products, initial two jabs were required, now it’s two jabs and boosters, and all the time they invent new strains to keep the cash coming in, I am not vaccinated, nor do I intend to be, that is my choice, as most of you will know, I’ve been battling cancer recently and yet my immune system has been at its lowest but I’ve remained covid free, only my opinion but it’s a complete load of bollocks and no more worse than the common flu.

      RANT OVER…Apologies to Mods for using this thread to vent my spleen !!




      I think it’s as plain as day that Newcastle are  heading for the trap door and down to the championship where they can rebuild using their mega Mi££ions, this is another opportunity to ramp up the goal difference and I can see us with a number 4 at least on the scoreline after 95, pity we only have the three sub rule, we could have done with the extra two subs to help with resting certain individuals, anyhoo I think Jürgen will rotate slightly and with Spuds on the immediate horizon, assuming it goes ahead, I’d go with this…….


                                                Allison
                           Trent.     Konate.   Gomez.   Robbo
                                               Fabinho
                                 Thiago.                  Keita
                               Salah.        Bobby.      Mane

      Bench; Kelleher, Virgil, Hendo, Jota, Milner, Ox, Divock, Kostas, Jones, Morton


      Depending what the score is, I’d be starting making changes on the hour, Bobby off for Jota, Naby off for Hendo, Mo for Divock, or Thiago off for Jimmy, game should be wrapped up by then quite easily, not expecting too much woe from the barcodes and I think this will be a breeze.


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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #21: Dec 16, 2021 10:41:41 am
      Simply going for a 3  0 win for the Reds, against a struggling Newcastle. Fingers crossed there are no late hitches and the game goes ahead tonight !
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #22: Dec 16, 2021 11:18:26 am
      Wont be watching the game as I’m taking kids to watch Spider-Man....

      Going for a modest 2-1 to the Redmen but hopefully smash the sh*te out of them...
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #23: Dec 16, 2021 11:19:57 am
      Wont be watching the game as I’m taking kids to watch Spider-Man....

      Going for a modest 2-1 to the Redmen but hopefully smash the sh*te out of them...

      Amazing film.

      I won't be able to see it due to a work social before everything locks down, hoping for a 4-0 win here.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #24: Dec 16, 2021 11:30:08 am
      Can't see anything except a comprehensive win.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #25: Dec 16, 2021 12:24:12 pm
      Everyone has their own take on this covid bollocks, to me it has now gone beyond a joke, it is abundantly clear this is nothing more than a money making scheme borne from the big Pharma’s, in this country the majority  are vaccinated x2 which is deemed safe and protective, and even if you were to contract the virus the survival rate is 99.7%, covid is a virus, viruses mutate, it’s what they do, same as the flu, it’s also a virus that mutates, and every year since I can remember especially in winter people  get the flu, but has the ‘flu’ now been replaced by covid, because you don’t hear of it anymore, I find that particularly strange, that all of a sudden the big Pharma’s have the opportunity  to glean even more money from the weak and vulnerable by promoting the need for the population to be vaccinated by their untested products, initial two jabs were required, now it’s two jabs and boosters, and all the time they invent new strains to keep the cash coming in, I am not vaccinated, nor do I intend to be, that is my choice, as most of you will know, I’ve been battling cancer recently and yet my immune system has been at its lowest but I’ve remained covid free, only my opinion but it’s a complete load of bollocks and no more worse than the common flu.

      RANT OVER…Apologies to Mods for using this thread to vent my spleen !!




      I think it’s as plain as day that Newcastle are  heading for the trap door and down to the championship where they can rebuild using their mega Mi££ions, this is another opportunity to ramp up the goal difference and I can see us with a number 4 at least on the scoreline after 95, pity we only have the three sub rule, we could have done with the extra two subs to help with resting certain individuals, anyhoo I think Jürgen will rotate slightly and with Spuds on the immediate horizon, assuming it goes ahead, I’d go with this…….


                                                Allison
                           Trent.     Konate.   Gomez.   Robbo
                                               Fabinho
                                 Thiago.                  Keita
                               Salah.        Bobby.      Mane

      Bench; Kelleher, Virgil, Hendo, Jota, Milner, Ox, Divock, Kostas, Jones, Morton


      Depending what the score is, I’d be starting making changes on the hour, Bobby off for Jota, Naby off for Hendo, Mo for Divock, or Thiago off for Jimmy, game should be wrapped up by then quite easily, not expecting too much woe from the barcodes and I think this will be a breeze.


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      COVID? What COVID?! I'll be at Anfield tonight - first visit since the pandemic. Can't wait
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #26: Dec 16, 2021 12:44:06 pm
      Won't be playing Sunday wouldn't of thought so may as well go full strength
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #27: Dec 16, 2021 01:20:29 pm
      I think we could all do with one of those games where very shot goes in and we are 3 up after 10 mins. Let the Kop Choir sing tonight and entertain us all
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #28: Dec 16, 2021 02:21:16 pm
      Leicester-Spurs called off.

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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #29: Dec 16, 2021 02:29:13 pm

      I wonder is it still spurs or have leicester now fallen foul
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #30: Dec 16, 2021 02:31:45 pm
      I wonder is it still spurs or have leicester now fallen foul

      Article i read said Rodgers had reported 9 players absent due to covid and injury, but didn't mention the split.

      Brentford apparently also has players who tested positive.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #31: Dec 16, 2021 02:34:35 pm
      A number of clubs pushing for a league shut down until the new year. We'll see if the FA caves into the pressure

      https://www.espn.com/soccer/english-premier-league/story/4549444/premier-league-covid-19-crisis-clubs-push-for-shutdown-until-2022-sources

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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #32: Dec 16, 2021 02:38:07 pm

      they will have to ask SKY,BT and Amazon for permission they dont care if the games go ahead in empty stadiums.
      Personally I would prefer a short shut down to empty stadium football as we all know how that goes
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #33: Dec 16, 2021 02:46:48 pm
      COVID? What COVID?! I'll be at Anfield tonight - first visit since the pandemic. Can't wait





      Lucky sod ! Mate I hope you have a fantastic night of it, hopefully lots of goals, like you I’m sick of all the f***in bullshit, people should just get on with their lives and whatever will be  will be, dunno the exact figures but I’ve heard over 89% of the population have been jabbed, we’ve had stadia full of fans for f***in months now and everything has been as good as it should be, variant’s upon variant’s are just the fear factor been rushed out again, “oow” you better get this booster Omricon’s coming to kill us all, what’s the next one gonna be called ffs,….sorry pal but it just pisses me tae f**k off, all this crap from that f***in Baffoon Boris, and ppl believe him too, f***in fat Tory Fuckpig !!!!



      UP THE FUCKIN REDS !!


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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #34: Dec 16, 2021 02:52:03 pm
      they will have to ask SKY,BT and Amazon for permission they dont care if the games go ahead in empty stadiums.
      Personally I would prefer a short shut down to empty stadium football as we all know how that goes

      This
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #35: Dec 16, 2021 03:37:19 pm
      It’s going to suck if the footy is cancelled again from a selfish point of view, last time was an all time low, not only did you have the constant covid news but no real escape from it for those 90 mins…

      I’m not sure a quick break will work too because say they have a 2 week break from this weekend, players will be spending time with their loved ones and rightfully so, so a good chunk will not be able to return straight after the break anyway with it, and the teams who didn’t have a game postponed before the break will say it’s not fair if they can’t have the same after the short break if they have a number of players not able to return…

      Footy is in a pickle right now…
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #36: Dec 16, 2021 04:36:38 pm
      Van Dijk Covid ?
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #37: Dec 16, 2021 04:49:21 pm

      no reports of any of our players on SKY and they would be all over this surely
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #38: Dec 16, 2021 04:57:11 pm
      no reports of any of our players on SKY and they would be all over this surely

      Not really never heard any players from any other clubs mentioned who have it
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #39: Dec 16, 2021 05:00:18 pm
      Everyone has their own take on this covid bollocks, to me it has now gone beyond a joke, it is abundantly clear this is nothing more than a money making scheme borne from the big Pharma’s, in this country the majority  are vaccinated x2 which is deemed safe and protective, and even if you were to contract the virus the survival rate is 99.7%, covid is a virus, viruses mutate, it’s what they do, same as the flu, it’s also a virus that mutates, and every year since I can remember especially in winter people  get the flu, but has the ‘flu’ now been replaced by covid, because you don’t hear of it anymore, I find that particularly strange, that all of a sudden the big Pharma’s have the opportunity  to glean even more money from the weak and vulnerable by promoting the need for the population to be vaccinated by their untested products, initial two jabs were required, now it’s two jabs and boosters, and all the time they invent new strains to keep the cash coming in, I am not vaccinated, nor do I intend to be, that is my choice, as most of you will know, I’ve been battling cancer recently and yet my immune system has been at its lowest but I’ve remained covid free, only my opinion but it’s a complete load of bollocks and no more worse than the common flu.

      RANT OVER…Apologies to Mods for using this thread to vent my spleen !!




      I think it’s as plain as day that Newcastle are  heading for the trap door and down to the championship where they can rebuild using their mega Mi££ions, this is another opportunity to ramp up the goal difference and I can see us with a number 4 at least on the scoreline after 95, pity we only have the three sub rule, we could have done with the extra two subs to help with resting certain individuals, anyhoo I think Jürgen will rotate slightly and with Spuds on the immediate horizon, assuming it goes ahead, I’d go with this…….


                                                Allison
                           Trent.     Konate.   Gomez.   Robbo
                                               Fabinho
                                 Thiago.                  Keita
                               Salah.        Bobby.      Mane

      Bench; Kelleher, Virgil, Hendo, Jota, Milner, Ox, Divock, Kostas, Jones, Morton


      Depending what the score is, I’d be starting making changes on the hour, Bobby off for Jota, Naby off for Hendo, Mo for Divock, or Thiago off for Jimmy, game should be wrapped up by then quite easily, not expecting too much woe from the barcodes and I think this will be a breeze.


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      Well said sir, same BS here in USA, media just loves scaring people, and many are. Covid is real,
      Yes, but we need to live with it (like the flu) and stop make it so political.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #40: Dec 16, 2021 05:05:48 pm
      Not really never heard any players from any other clubs mentioned who have it

      Klopp literally said yesterday he doesn’t understand why other clubs wouldn’t be open about it and that he would be

      If he is out we will be told
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #41: Dec 16, 2021 05:07:38 pm
      Well said sir, same BS here in USA, media just loves scaring people,



      this is the most important truth of today the MEDIA ARE SHIT STIRRING BASTARDS. They stir up racial tensions they have us terrified of anyone who looks different than other people and the headlines have nothing to do with the story. I fear people are being forced to work and stay indoors at home just look at the exercise stuff now being sold and all the gaming stuff it is just bizarre . Home shopping with Amazon etc get outside enjoy fresh air meet people have a laugh enjoy company and enjoy watching the Reds. f**k them
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #42: Dec 16, 2021 05:11:39 pm
      can we not put forward a few names from the forum to the club if they run out of players I want to see Billythered, Shabs, Brian78 on the programme. I have a calf injury at the moment otherwise I would be well up for it. Either shut it down or get on with it.All this drip drip feeding of clubs having Covid problems is just annoying now.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #43: Dec 16, 2021 05:15:14 pm
      can we not put forward a few names from the forum to the club if they run out of players I want to see Billythered, Shabs, Brian78 on the programme. I have a calf injury at the moment otherwise I would be well up for it. Either shut it down or get on with it.All this drip drip feeding of clubs having Covid problems is just annoying now.

      Can I be honest?

      I really don’t want to see them playing

      Billy would make all games come after the watershed due to his swearing
      Shabs would likely start a conspiracy that the ball isnt round and the grass isn’t green
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #44: Dec 16, 2021 05:23:33 pm
      can we not put forward a few names from the forum to the club if they run out of players I want to see Billythered, Shabs, Brian78 on the programme. I have a calf injury at the moment otherwise I would be well up for it. Either shut it down or get on with it.All this drip drip feeding of clubs having Covid problems is just annoying now.

      Not sure how to take that 😂😂
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #45: Dec 16, 2021 05:26:41 pm
      Not sure how to take that 😂😂

      your on the bench mate sorry.
      Really looking forward to tonight enjoy every minute of it because it may be a while before we see another game under lights at our Beloved Anfield
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #46: Dec 16, 2021 05:28:26 pm
      your on the bench mate sorry.
      Really looking forward to tonight enjoy every minute of it because it may be a while before we see another game under lights at our Beloved Anfield

      Might be last full house, or any crowd at a game anyway, hope not
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #47: Dec 16, 2021 05:33:53 pm
      Klopp literally said yesterday he doesn’t understand why other clubs wouldn’t be open about it and that he would be

      If he is out we will be told

      More than 1 apparently
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #48: Dec 16, 2021 06:01:28 pm
      Can I be honest?

      I really don’t want to see them playing

      Billy would make all games come after the watershed due to his swearing
      Shabs would likely start a conspiracy that the ball isnt round and the grass isn’t green




      F**kin fuckety f**k f**k f***in love it !!
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #49: Dec 16, 2021 06:02:16 pm

      Yeah loads of people that usually know their stuff saying this is true sadly
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #50: Dec 16, 2021 06:24:08 pm
      this is the most important truth of today the MEDIA ARE SHIT STIRRING BASTARDS. They stir up racial tensions they have us terrified of anyone who looks different than other people and the headlines have nothing to do with the story. I fear people are being forced to work and stay indoors at home just look at the exercise stuff now being sold and all the gaming stuff it is just bizarre . Home shopping with Amazon etc get outside enjoy fresh air meet people have a laugh enjoy company and enjoy watching the Reds. f**k them

      100% mate! Live your life, you only get one
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #51: Dec 16, 2021 06:28:42 pm
      Won't be playing Sunday wouldn't of thought so may as well go full strength

      Don’t see why? Apparently Spurs were willing to play either Leicester or Rennes today, only the PL and Leicester f**king around so late meant they couldn’t do either
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #52: Dec 16, 2021 06:32:11 pm
      Don’t see why? Apparently Spurs were willing to play either Leicester or Rennes today, only the PL and Leicester f**king around so late meant they couldn’t do either

      Oh was it Leicester thought it was both . Hard to keep track one thing is the more games we get in the better because fixtures are going to pile up for some
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #53: Dec 16, 2021 06:43:42 pm
      Oh was it Leicester thought it was both . Hard to keep track one thing is the more games we get in the better because fixtures are going to pile up for some

      Yeah I mean who knows what’s going to happen tbf…rumours of 2/3 in our squad now… hopefully it’s just rumours. Grim times.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #54: Dec 16, 2021 06:52:14 pm
      Yeah I mean who knows what’s going to happen tbf…rumours of 2/3 in our squad now… hopefully it’s just rumours. Grim times.

      Curtis, VVD and Fab out. Just confirmed by the club.
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #55: Dec 16, 2021 06:53:04 pm
      Curtis, VVD and Fab out. Just confirmed by the club.

      And 4 more games gone from the weekend. Be staggered if they don’t make a decision after today’s game….
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #56: Dec 16, 2021 06:53:25 pm
      Curtis, VVD and Fab out. Just confirmed by the club.

      What's the min required to call it off or does that depend on FA bias 🤔
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #57: Dec 16, 2021 06:57:39 pm
      Wouldn’t surprise me if the whole weekend gets called off - lots of Covid cases now
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #58: Dec 16, 2021 06:58:54 pm
      Wouldn’t surprise me if the whole weekend gets called off - lots of Covid cases now

      2 week shutdown I reckon return on 28th and that midweek round
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      Re: Pre-match: Liverpool V Newcastle [Thursday December 16th, 20:00]
      Reply #59: Dec 16, 2021 07:00:05 pm


      Liverpool will be out to make it eight wins in a row across all competitions when they welcome Newcastle United to Anfield on Thursday night.

      The Reds prevailed 1-0 against Aston Villa last time out, while Eddie Howe's men went down 4-0 to Leicester City.

      Jürgen Klopp's men may have seen their astonishing two-goals-per-game streak ended in recent weeks, but only Chelsea (21) can boast more Premier League goals at home than the Reds (19) this season, and Liverpool have won each of their last five at Anfield.

      This week's hosts have also kept five clean sheets in that stretch and extended their Anfield unbeaten run to 20 matches with the 1-0 win at Villa, so Newcastle will surely not be harbouring hopes of a memorable win on the Merseyside turf.

      Liverpool trio Nat Phillips, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott remain out of action, but there is hope that Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino - who has now returned to training - may both be involved in some capacity.

      Even if Firmino is not deemed ready to return from his hamstring problem just yet, Diogo Jota will expect to earn a recall up top as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drops down to the bench.

      Klopp will certainly consider changes before a meeting with Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, with Naby Keita, Kostas Tsimikas and Ibrahima Konate all potentially starting on Thursday.

      Meanwhile, Newcastle did not pick up any fresh injury concerns in the defeat to Leicester, meaning that Paul Dummett is Howe's only absentee with his calf problem.

      Howe should therefore make a few alterations with a near fully-fit squad ahead of meetings with both Manchester clubs, potentially starting with Miguel Almiron being sacrificed in order to welcome Ciaran Clark back from suspension to a five-man defence.

      Isaac Hayden is also ready to beef up the midfield if necessary, but Willock has fond memories of playing at Anfield and will not want to lose his place here.

      NB: Team no longer available

      I think Klopp will rest Matip and Jota for Spurs.

      Hey,

      Looks a pretty solid line-up to me! I don't think the Tottenham game is going ahead, nor is the Leicester city game due to Covid-19 which is a down full. I like the front 3 you've chosen too

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