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      Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00

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      Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Oct 24, 2022 05:32:37 pm
      Looks like might only need a draw here but it’s not going to be easy by any means.

      Fingers crossed Thiago is fit otherwise I really worry.

      Alisson
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      Gomez (hoping Konate is fit)
      VVD
      Robbo

      Thiago
      Fabinho

      Curtis
      Bobby
      Mo

      Nunez



      « Last Edit: Oct 25, 2022 11:14:58 am by JD »
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #1: Oct 24, 2022 05:58:09 pm
      I’d take a draw. Anything to guarantee champions league football in 2023 will do.
      Once you are in the knock out, perhaps our form and injured players will return and who knows….

      3-3.

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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #2: Oct 24, 2022 07:45:40 pm
      Looks like might only need a draw here but it’s not going to be easy by any means.

      Fingers crossed Thiago is fit otherwise I really worry.

      Alisson
      Trent
      Gomez (hoping Konate is fit)
      VVD
      Robbo

      Thiago
      Fabinho

      Curtis
      Bobby
      Mo

      Nunez






      Every time I watch Curtis, I believe he’s gonna step up and prove his worth. Unfortunately I’m always disappointed. I just don’t think he’s got what it takes to play at this level. It’s not like he hasn’t had plenty of opportunities is it 🤷‍♂️
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #3: Oct 24, 2022 07:51:25 pm
      I have a long memory of this fixture as I'm sure quite a few do...foggy night etc...so I'll be bitterly bitterly disappointed if we don't win by 5 clear goals..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfnjmeuUiCg&ab_channel=Enki2011

      Not can't see the ball...I can hardly see the friggin' pitch..
      « Last Edit: Oct 24, 2022 07:56:40 pm by Harrisimo »
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #4: Oct 24, 2022 07:58:02 pm
      Got to fight tooth and nail on Wednesday got to get a point,which Liverpool will turn up
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #5: Oct 24, 2022 09:18:33 pm
      Got to fight tooth and nail on Wednesday got to get a point,which Liverpool will turn up

      Hope Liverpool turn up at their best, to at least secure a draw, to take us through to the knock out stages.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #6: Oct 24, 2022 09:36:09 pm
      It's all good. We'll win this one and go through.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #7: Oct 24, 2022 10:46:22 pm

      Every time I watch Curtis, I believe he’s gonna step up and prove his worth. Unfortunately I’m always disappointed. I just don’t think he’s got what it takes to play at this level. It’s not like he hasn’t had plenty of opportunities is it 🤷‍♂️

      Get what you are saying, I think issue is his ability to stay fit.

      Also doesn’t help Klopp playing him as some sort of Gini clone, he’s an attacking midfielder.

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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #8: Oct 25, 2022 05:45:02 am
      2-3 LFC  :scarf:
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #9: Oct 25, 2022 07:20:26 am
      NB: Team no longer available

      If Darwin is fit, will keep him on the bench and will use only if necessary, so to be able to play against Leeds.

      Thiago if his ear is better, will play him instead of Carvalho and move Firmino to the attack.

      Trent needs play time.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #10: Oct 25, 2022 11:16:32 am
      I’d take a draw. Anything to guarantee champions league football in 2023 will do.

      Yes.  Let's focus fully on ensuring we have something big to look forward to post World Cup.  We could all really do without the hassle of another big result needed next week against Napoli.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #11: Oct 25, 2022 11:47:18 am
      Need to get a result. Don't wanna be behind the couch watching the Napoli game.
      Just qualify, get it done, then there is time to improve before the knockout stages...
      Depending on who's available could be a tight game.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #12: Oct 25, 2022 11:47:28 am
      Will be in the big Apple for this one can't wait . Any suggestions for bars ?
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #13: Oct 25, 2022 11:49:14 am
      Agree on the Nunez bench warmer plan. Hendo, Thiago and Fabinho if their all fit..if not...whatever..T'other call is on the Trent front. If he plays Milly at RB then that's a big big call and this Trent defending issue has become a real issue and it's an issue we could do without..hat trick of issues.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #14: Oct 25, 2022 11:49:59 am
      Allison

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      Gomez
      VVD
      Robbo

      Fabinho
      Henderson


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      Mo

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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #15: Oct 25, 2022 11:58:25 am
      Minimum draw.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #16: Oct 25, 2022 01:29:38 pm
      Offer me a draw right now and I’ll take your whole fecking arm off for it.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #17: Oct 25, 2022 02:08:11 pm
      Will be in the big Apple for this one can't wait . Any suggestions for bars ?
      Mars are nice!
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #18: Oct 25, 2022 02:28:29 pm
      Will be in the big Apple for this one can't wait . Any suggestions for bars ?

      11st bar, LFCNY supporters bar.

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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #19: Oct 25, 2022 02:39:07 pm
      Elliot has to play IMO. Outside of Ali he's been our most consistent player this season. Play him on the left and MO in the middle behind Bobby or Nunez. His tracking back to help the RB has been a real difference the past 3 or 4 games.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #20: Oct 25, 2022 04:52:03 pm
      Qualification will prove a big plus, in a difficult start to the season. Let's make sure of achieving this goal, tomorrow night against Ajax.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #21: Oct 25, 2022 06:17:21 pm
      Get a draw and its done. If we lose by more than 1 goal, we are probably out due to head to head and finishing on same points (assuming Ajax will beat Rangers).

      Unless we beat Napoli of course.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #22: Oct 25, 2022 06:43:02 pm
      Get a draw and its done. If we lose by more than 1 goal, we are probably out due to head to head and finishing on same points (assuming Ajax will beat Rangers).

      Unless we beat Napoli of course.

      Let’s hope we sort it tomorrow
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #23: Oct 25, 2022 08:56:10 pm
      Looks like might only need a draw here but it’s not going to be easy by any means.

      Fingers crossed Thiago is fit otherwise I really worry.

      Alisson
      Trent
      Gomez (hoping Konate is fit)
      VVD
      Robbo

      Thiago
      Fabinho

      Curtis
      Bobby
      Mo

      Nunez





      A think even a 1-0 loss would be okay with us beating them 2-1 in the first fixture. Just guessing really though.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #24: Oct 26, 2022 01:48:19 am
      With the way this seasons going we will lose tomorrow. Then we will bear Napoli on a late Salah goal to advance. We will scrap our way through the KO stage in dramatic fashion and then go down by a few goals to City in the final, only to level up and win #7 on PKs.....
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #25: Oct 26, 2022 08:42:23 am
                                                                  Alisson
                                                 Trent   Gomez   Virgil   Robbo
                                                          Fabinho    Thiago
                                                      Elliot    Bobby   Nunez
                                                                  Salah


      Bench; Kelleher, Adrian, Kostas, Matip, Milner Henderson, Carvalho, Bajcetic, Ox, Jones, Clarke, Toshack.



      Without Matip, Konate, Hendo, Diaz, Jota, Naby, in the starting X1, I can see Jürgen going with the above, I’m in favour of getting the job done nice and early so going gung ho and taking the game to Ajax right from the first peep, we need only draw, for us in our fractious state even that is within our reach,

      Never in a million years would I want a mid season break but we f***in need one this season, so this farcical World Cup can’t happen soon enough, the ‘ Quad-annual lining of FIFA’s pockets’ will start in a few weeks time, and we have a few players taking part in this Qatari jamboree with a few more sunning themselves under a Dubai sun, if I had my way I’d withdraw all our players from international duty, every f***in one of them, in particular our Trent, encouraging him to tell Gareth to shove it up his Poop chute,

      Not gonna happen unfortunately, professional footballers don’t do Rebellion, any f***in hoo, on with tonight’s Champions League delights, Ajax are a decent side but the difference in quality is somewhat reduced by our accumulative injury list, just can’t catch a break can we ? Even so we should still have enough to earn at least the point we need to go thru, ideally we need to put this to bed early, and perhaps rest one or two with Leeds up next, and they can be right dirty Bas**rds, not ‘break your legs’ dirty but it doesn’t take a lot to injure our boys these days, blowing on them would be enough I reckon !!



      1-3 Mighty Redmen, Nunez 1 - 2 Mo






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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #26: Oct 26, 2022 09:10:00 am
      Green kit tonight.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #27: Oct 26, 2022 09:16:17 am
      Will be a really tough night especially without Thiago and being up against a side who have to win and by two goals at that.

      A think even a 1-0 loss would be okay with us beating them 2-1 in the first fixture. Just guessing really though.

      That rule has gone I think after away goals were removed from the knockout stage.

      If we lose by a goal tonight and then lose again to Napoli it would come down to overall goal difference (we currently hold a 10 goal lead over Ajax in that).
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #28: Oct 26, 2022 09:19:01 am
      Will be a really tough night especially without Thiago and being up against a side who have to win and by two goals at that.

      That rule has gone I think after away goals were removed from the knockout stage.

      If we lose by a goal tonight and then lose again to Napoli it would come down to overall goal difference (we currently hold a 10 goal lead over Ajax in that).

      To be positive ... if we win tonight and beat napoli 4-0 will we win the group?
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #29: Oct 26, 2022 10:08:58 am
      Will be a really tough night especially without Thiago and being up against a side who have to win and by two goals at that.

      That rule has gone I think after away goals were removed from the knockout stage.

      If we lose by a goal tonight and then lose again to Napoli it would come down to overall goal difference (we currently hold a 10 goal lead over Ajax in that).

      A 10 goal swing would be pretty crazy. Even so let's be positive and pray for a draw  :f_tongueincheek:
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #30: Oct 26, 2022 10:23:41 am
      A 10 goal swing would be pretty crazy. Even so let's be positive and pray for a draw  :f_tongueincheek:

      A 5-0 defeat is a ten goal swing tonight isnt it? I'm going to stay on the positive for once ... win tonight, beat napoli 4-0 and win the group if the head to head still applies
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #31: Oct 26, 2022 10:39:35 am
      just qualify tonight dont care how a 0-0 draw will be fine the performance is irrelevant as we now next game could be completely different results at present are important .
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #32: Oct 26, 2022 01:30:39 pm
      just qualify tonight dont care how a 0-0 draw will be fine the performance is irrelevant as we now next game could be completely different results at present are important .

      I can't see us keeping a clean sheet. Be a miracle if we arnt behind in the first 15 minutes again. But we will see. They will fly at us and we need to be ready.

      Hopefully keep them at arms length and then catch them on the counter
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #33: Oct 26, 2022 01:40:02 pm
      Can see a clinging on for a draw and being fairly sh*te. That’ll do!
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #34: Oct 26, 2022 02:09:52 pm
      Need to complete the job tonight. Do not want a last game cliffhanger against Napoli.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #35: Oct 26, 2022 02:17:49 pm
      Elliot has to play IMO. Outside of Ali he's been our most consistent player this season. Play him on the left and MO in the middle behind Bobby or Nunez. His tracking back to help the RB has been a real difference the past 3 or 4 games.

      If we want to play for a draw Lallana's selection a few posts back looks ok, as Bobby will offer some defensive cover in the middle there,but if were going all out to win it, we probably need Elliot instead of Hendo.


      Clearly a draw is enough, but a dangerous game to play. Then again, when did we do anything the easy way ?
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #36: Oct 26, 2022 02:28:15 pm
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      Trent         Gomez         Virg             Robbo

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                         Salah                Nunez
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #37: Oct 26, 2022 02:43:43 pm
      Attacking options are limited. Could be Nunez won't be risked. The strategy I think is get through to the World cup break still well in the top 4 mix, with hopefully, no more injuries. Then with the squad more or less fit, plus a possible January addition, go for what's left on the table.

      Tonight Mo & Bobby with Carvalho, Fabinho, Hendo & Jones. Back 4....might play Milly at RB..which puts Trent's position at serious risk for the rest of the season.

      1-2

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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #38: Oct 26, 2022 02:59:41 pm
      I can't see us keeping a clean sheet. Be a miracle if we arnt behind in the first 15 minutes again. But we will see. They will fly at us and we need to be ready.

      Hopefully keep them at arms length and then catch them on the counter

      only conceded 1 goal in the last three games. I dont think any of us can with confidence predict which Liverpool team will be turning up.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #39: Oct 26, 2022 03:40:05 pm
      only conceded 1 goal in the last three games. I dont think any of us can with confidence predict which Liverpool team will be turning up.

      I don't even think Jürgen can predict it to be honest.

      I'd play the diamond tonight. Bob behind nunez and salah and push the full backs up when we can.

      With his form I feel worried putting fabinho at the base of the diamond. I hope he can find his form again.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #40: Oct 26, 2022 03:49:33 pm
      We will probablt smash them tonight, another bounceback game. l o l
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #41: Oct 26, 2022 03:52:04 pm
      We will probablt smash them tonight, another bounceback game. l o l

      Hope so. I'll take a draw and no injuries
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #42: Oct 26, 2022 04:39:20 pm
      Surely we going to put Saturdays performance right tonight
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #43: Oct 26, 2022 05:15:19 pm
      Nunez and Konate traveled so should get some game time. In that case it makes better sense to start Nunez from the off rather than coming off the bench. A lot of hamstring injuries happen with explosive runs so with Nunez being slightly out of condition maybe better to give him the chance of a full pre match warm up rather than coming on from the bench.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #44: Oct 26, 2022 05:15:40 pm
      Surely we going to put Saturdays performance right tonight

      if only that was possible. Take our chances and we will be fine despite everything I always look forward to an away CL game it is where we can really send out messages to the rest of them.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #45: Oct 26, 2022 05:27:47 pm
      if only that was possible. Take our chances and we will be fine despite everything I always look forward to an away CL game it is where we can really send out messages to the rest of them.

      Get a result here, then go full blast at Leeds knowing we can take it slightly easier V Napoli. Don't need any more grief what with all these injuries.
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #46: Oct 26, 2022 06:22:18 pm
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      Gomez Konate VVD Robbo
          Elliot Hendo Fab
        Salah Firmino Nunez

      Apparently Konate and Nunez are available.
      Cmons boys !!
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      Re: Pre Match : Ajax v Liverpool, 26th Oct, 20.00
      Reply #47: Oct 26, 2022 06:24:33 pm
      New away kit tonight, more to fleece the average supporters

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