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      Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm

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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #23: Apr 05, 2022 11:02:13 am
      One of the biggest months in Liverpool's illustrious history began on Saturday with the hard-fought win against strugglers Watford.

      Our form hasn't been great the past month or so and we will need to improve if we're to remain in strong contention by the end of April for the 3 prizes still on offer.

      This game is gonna be tougher than some envisage IMO.

      Talk of getting a big lead & resting players assumes we've been flying & knocking goals in for fun, but we've scored the princely sum of 10 goals in our last 8 games without scoring more than 2 in any game, and have ground results out with sometimes mediocre performances.

      Mo has looked off it recently & in particular against Watford.

      We do however have options to refresh a weary looking side and I expect changes today, but picking the side is a tough call.

      Certs for me are Ali, VVD, Robbo, Hendo & Mo.  I'd pick Thiago as he's in form & Diaz as he looks the freshest of our forwards.
      The rest is up for grabs.

      A tight 1 goal victory will more than do, then the big one on Sunday!

      COME ON YOU MIGHTY REDS!!

      HISTORY BECKONS.....
       





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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #24: Apr 05, 2022 11:55:59 am
      One of the biggest months in Liverpool's illustrious history began on Saturday with the hard-fought win against strugglers Watford.

      Our form hasn't been great the past month or so and we will need to improve if we're to remain in strong contention by the end of April for the 3 prizes still on offer.

      This game is gonna be tougher than some envisage IMO.

      Talk of getting a big lead & resting players assumes we've been flying & knocking goals in for fun, but we've scored the princely sum of 10 goals in our last 8 games without scoring more than 2 in any game, and have ground results out with sometimes mediocre performances.

      Mo has looked off it recently & in particular against Watford.

      We do however have options to refresh a weary looking side and I expect changes today, but picking the side is a tough call.

      Certs for me are Ali, VVD, Robbo, Hendo & Mo.  I'd pick Thiago as he's in form & Diaz as he looks the freshest of our forwards.
      The rest is up for grabs.

      A tight 1 goal victory will more than do, then the big one on Sunday!

      COME ON YOU MIGHTY REDS!!

      HISTORY BECKONS.....
       







      Form hasn't been good?

      - 10 league wins from 10, 25 goals for 2 against   WOW !!!!

      - won the league cup

      - Inter sneaked a win in champions league but we still went thru.

      - Got past Forest to get Into FA Cup semi final.

      Seems good to me. ;D
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #25: Apr 05, 2022 12:14:23 pm
      Strongest side and get it won. Having said that, we can now rotate three or four players without weakening the side.

      What a squad !
      What a team !
      What a Manager !

      0-2 To the MIGHTY RED MEN !

      Was thinking this earlier. It’s now disappointing if we finish second. Before klopp 4th place was the hope.
      As for tonight.... a win would be great. I can see it being an entertaining 2-2
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #26: Apr 05, 2022 12:27:27 pm

      We've been lucky for a couple of years now. Even Mo isn't good enough to win the Balon d'Or. We're poor, but we've been lucky.
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #27: Apr 05, 2022 12:33:37 pm
      I'm already getting excited and there's still 7 hours to go !!

      Keep the dream alive REDS.
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #28: Apr 05, 2022 12:41:44 pm
      We've been lucky for a couple of years now. Even Mo isn't good enough to win the Balon d'Or. We're poor, but we've been lucky.

       :lmao:

      Defo, Mo should be president of the world by now too.
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #29: Apr 05, 2022 01:47:29 pm



      Don’t see rhythm being a issue when we’re in a run in for the league, and everything else, rhythmical issues happen at the beginning of the season not near the end,
      I thought of playing the same X1 for City tonight also but we can’t afford to risk injury to any of our key players, like Mo or Mane, of course there has to be a element of risk  or we wouldn’t be able to field a side, but you know what I mean,
       for me Mane, along with Mo and Diaz will start V City, Jota could get the nod tonight rather than Bobby but imo Bobby would better served in between Mo & Diaz, he’s Jürgen’s go to when he wants a bit of flare as well as his first line of defence,
      if you watch Bobby close enough you’ll see how hard he works, tracking back, breaking up play, and setting off attacks, you don’t get that with Diogo, he’s more of a around and in the box type, more akin to what Fowler was,

      For me you can’t leave your best player on the bench, he’s hungry is our Mo, and he will thrive in a game of such magnitude, Benfica have to come out and play if they have any aspirations of reaching the semi’s, their best chance is tonight at home and then park the bus at Anfield, and that my little nameless friend will play right into our hands,

      Bon Voyage !!




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      I think mo has to start as well billy, but as there are usually 3 players designated to cover him, when he gets the ball, he doesn’t have to try and beat them all.
      If he passes the ball on sharply, that’s three of theirs out of the game 🤷‍♂️
      The alternative is losing possession !
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #30: Apr 05, 2022 01:54:47 pm
      Today is dragging…
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #31: Apr 05, 2022 02:08:43 pm
      we seem to enjoy going to Portugal so cant wait to see the lads perform one of their European specials. 2-0 I expect Diaz to be on fire tonight
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #32: Apr 05, 2022 02:20:01 pm
      We've been lucky for a couple of years now. Even Mo isn't good enough to win the Balon d'Or. We're poor, but we've been lucky.

      I agree. We are so bad, it's unreal.
      Our strikers never score. Our midfield cannot press. And don't even get me started on our defense. Even I could dribble past that tall guy with the ponytail in the center. Our fullbacks can't cross to save their life. As for our keeper, he's only good at scoring goals...
      Last but not least, our manager has no passion whatsoever! He could be taking a nap during our games, you wouldn't notice.
      Rubbish, the whole lot.
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #33: Apr 05, 2022 02:49:24 pm
      A lot of people putting pressure on the squad to roll these over in one leg so to save a bit of gas in the second leg. That will certainly be the last thing on the Red men's minds and they'll be expecting a proper challenge tonight. Big match, big night for Benfica - make no mistake they'll be as stuck into this as we are. A victory, any victory, would be just fine for us.
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #34: Apr 05, 2022 03:26:35 pm
      Going for 0-2
       Come on reds
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #35: Apr 05, 2022 04:31:10 pm
      Roll on kick off time gone for  1  2, for reds !
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #36: Apr 05, 2022 04:37:42 pm
      Said the past month or so and 10 goals in 8 games (plus one ET) highlights that despite getting results, we haven't been that great...
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #37: Apr 05, 2022 04:38:54 pm
      No we have been bang average if were all honest. Well kick into form though and at the right time

      Fancy this 2 0
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #38: Apr 05, 2022 05:34:44 pm
      Time to prove that we are the greatest team in the world.
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #39: Apr 05, 2022 05:44:23 pm
      Said the past month or so and 10 goals in 8 games (plus one ET) highlights that despite getting results, we haven't been that great...

      Form has been winning.

      I agree that some of the play in some of the games hasnt been great. Some slack passes, struggling to break down the old 10 men bus parked systems.

      We haven't really looked like losing though have we ?
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #40: Apr 05, 2022 05:48:58 pm
      I agree. We are so bad, it's unreal.
      Our strikers never score. Our midfield cannot press. And don't even get me started on our defense. Even I could dribble past that tall guy with the ponytail in the center. Our fullbacks can't cross to save their life. As for our keeper, he's only good at scoring goals...
      Last but not least, our manager has no passion whatsoever! He could be taking a nap during our games, you wouldn't notice.
      Rubbish, the whole lot.

      10 wins on the bounce 2 goals conceded our luck is keeping us alive it seems or maybe the harder you work the luckier you get.
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #41: Apr 05, 2022 05:49:45 pm
      Still over 2 hours to go, is today deliberately going slow on purpose  :D I need my footy fix, be interesting to see what team Jürgen puts out, a winning one I hope, but all will not be lost if we don't win tonight.
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #42: Apr 05, 2022 05:56:21 pm
      Got to move much quicker looking very static lately, come on you mighty reds
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #43: Apr 05, 2022 05:56:33 pm
      Nervous
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #44: Apr 05, 2022 06:01:08 pm
      Said the past month or so and 10 goals in 8 games (plus one ET) highlights that despite getting results, we haven't been that great...

      Funny really, we've had games this season where we have played really well and not won, yet seems to be more said about the performance when we don't play at our best but still win.

      At this stage of the season, I couldn't care less how we win, just so long as we do.
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      Re: Pre match: Benfica v Liverpool; UCL quarter final, April 5th: KO 8pm
      Reply #45: Apr 05, 2022 06:18:27 pm
      Said the past month or so and 10 goals in 8 games (plus one ET) highlights that despite getting results, we haven't been that great...

      Also says to me we are due a rout!

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