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      Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)

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      Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Mar 30, 2023 07:31:28 pm
      Early Saturday afternoon start away at City.  They need to win to stay close to Arsenal at the top of the league, we need to win to carry on with trying to finish in the top four.

      Which Liverpool are we going to get - the one that beat United 7-0 or the one that got beaten 1-0 away at Bournemouth.

      Our away record has been dire this season but, also worth noting, we've already beaten City twice this season. 

      Not hugely confident but I'd be prepared to be surprised.

      What do you reckon then?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #1: Mar 30, 2023 07:51:24 pm
      Never great after a break and culminated with a 12.30 KO every right to feel apprehensive . Just got to hope they are off it Foden out and doubts over Haaland. Diaz back on bench and Nunez fit so will be below
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #2: Mar 30, 2023 08:44:51 pm
      'For F**k's sake' is my first thought.

      Who knows which team will turn up. We have I suppose at times shown the ability to raise our game against the bigger guns so hopefully we can get something, anything, from this game. A stifling despicable ugly boring 0-0 would arguably be a result.

      In order to cope with this up and down season I have mentally written off our chances so anything is now a bonus.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #3: Mar 30, 2023 09:43:27 pm
      We seem to raise our game against them


      Think it will be


      Alisson

      TAA
      Konate
      VVD
      Robbo

      Fabinho
      Henderson
      Elliot

      Nunez
      Gakpo
      Mo
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #4: Mar 30, 2023 09:53:36 pm
      Lose to Bournemouth win at City...would be this season in a nutshell. (Sadly, truth is I don't really believe we go there and come out with all 3 points)
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #5: Mar 30, 2023 11:13:28 pm
      City are in a tight title race and need to win, so we will have opportunities on the counter. We did a good job on the counter at Anfield earlier this season. I wouldn’t be shocked if we won. I think we will get at least a draw here. City might put us to the sword but I think the pressure is on them. If Haaland is out as well as Foden, then that’s a huge blow for them.

      The only thing I don’t like about this game is the early kick off.

      I think the team picks itself

      Regular full backs. Konate partnering VVD. Hendo, Fab, Elliot in the middle, and Gakpo, Salah, Mo up top.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #6: Mar 31, 2023 04:30:33 am
      I am still not sure if I'd prefer City over Arsenal as a champ bc Arsenal would come somewhat close to us. But that's pure theory bc we need a CL spot, so let's go for a draw at least. I play Milner in midfield, the rest picky itself indeed.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #7: Mar 31, 2023 04:35:01 am
      This will probably be a 2-2 draw but I put 5-2 to us, get a load of me, always optimistic, i was going to say after the 2-2 draw prediction that, we may get trounced, just don't see it so never added that afterthought, these are shitting themselves, not us, nothing to lose now kiddas. You know how pip gets, all worked up over the thought of us, no different now, if Nunez and Gakpo are ok to go, even different and more worrying things for eveyone to think of not only these disgusting cheaters.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #8: Mar 31, 2023 10:24:21 am
      Ach it’s only Citeh, we shouldn’t be in fear facing them, or anyone else for that matter, their just another 11 blokes kicking a bag of air around a pitch,
      It’s that simple, they may have better quality amongst their ranks but we have quality too, and we are capable of doing them serious harm, they themselves will be wondering which Liverpool side turns up,

      For me Pep isn’t as tactically adept as Jürgen, we’ve seen this before and I think that is a major boost for us knowing that City have no clue how we’ll play, another positive is Diaz is back and should see some action but probably only last ten to shake some rust off, but he’s back and that’s another shot in the arm,

      That ugly cnut Foden is out and possibly the equally ugly Haaland, not bothered about if he plays or not Ibou has his number anyway, midfield is where we will need to be their equal, if we get hung out to dry I can’t see us winning, we will struggle if we play Harvey, he’s too lightweight for a game like this, he’d get trampled on all day,

      I think we may see the dreaded Hendo, Fabinho, Milner trio to have some much needed steel, but if Naby is fit enough (don’t laugh) I’d consider him rather than Jimmy, maybe swap around the hour but we really can’t have lightweight’s against this lot,

      I’m fairly confident of going there and getting a result, and I think Jürgen will have the boys mentally prepared for this battle, they need to win so they can keep fondling Arteta’s balls, we need to win to keep our CL  hopes alive, so I guess it could come down to who wants it more,

      Airing on the side of caution, I think we’ll have Desmond, can’t see us getting mullered but nor can I see us getting the win, could see a few goals tho,

      Great to see Lucho back, I’m liking the thought of a Diaz, Nunez, Mo up top with Cody in the hole, that’s a scary front line for any defence, immediately you can see the pieces of the jigsaw are beginning to take shape, we bring in the right midfield players like perhaps Bellingham, Maddison or both, and whoever else Jürgen has in mind, we will start believing again,

      Alisson, Trent, Konate, Virgil, Robbo
      Hendo Fabinho, Naby, Gakpo, Nunez, Mo

      Bench; Kelleher, Matip, Kostas, Milner, Harvey, Ox, Bobby, Carv, Jota , Balmer, Stubbins.

      2 - 2


      Hope over Fear !! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿



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      « Last Edit: Mar 31, 2023 10:33:43 am by billythered »
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #9: Mar 31, 2023 12:08:30 pm
      Feels like deja vu, we came back after the world cup and our first game was at the Emptihad.

      Not confident.

      A win would be special, only had 1 league win there in a decade. Klopps first game there
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #10: Mar 31, 2023 12:39:34 pm
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #11: Mar 31, 2023 01:46:14 pm
      We'll either win at a canter or get hammered. I don't see a draw here.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #12: Mar 31, 2023 02:06:49 pm
      Be down to us getting at them on the break. We have the pace and we have to make sure Mo and Nunez are on high alert.

      Ali, Trent, Konate,VVD,Robbo....Hendo,Fabinho,Milner...Mo Gakpo,Nunez......(that's 11 and only one Mo Salah..)

      Need Milner in for extra midfield cover.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #13: Mar 31, 2023 02:17:39 pm
       :lmao:
      Never great after a break and culminated with a 12.30 KO every right to feel apprehensive . Just got to hope they are off it Foden out and doubts over Haaland. Diaz back on bench and Nunez fit so will be below
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      Robbo must be still away winding up the Spaniards  :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #14: Mar 31, 2023 02:28:13 pm
      Ive got a good feeling about this. Hate the 12;30 ko's, but so do all teams.
      As long as we press hard, and all together, we'll unsettle them, as we always do. Then well catch them with swift counters. The cant be as cautious as they usually are, as they HAVE to win to stay on Arse's coat tails.  That plays into our hands a bit.
       0-2 TO THE MIGHTY REDS. 
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #15: Mar 31, 2023 04:27:01 pm
      Really enjoyed this few week unbeaten run we've been on. Ends tomorrow sadly. I only see a heavy defeat. That's how I see it.
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      Reply #16: Mar 31, 2023 04:51:49 pm
      Really enjoyed this few week unbeaten run we've been on. Ends tomorrow sadly. I only see a heavy defeat. That's how I see it.

      Didn't you see the Bournemouth result???
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #17: Mar 31, 2023 04:55:39 pm
      Didn't you see the Bournemouth result???

      Think there is a touch of sarcasm going on as we haven’t played for two weeks
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #18: Mar 31, 2023 05:18:31 pm
      Want to be optimistic about this ... but....
      1. we've not won a 12.30 kick off all season and
      2. Klopp has only ever masterminded one win at the Emptihad.
      No doubt Cashiola has been trying to play the usual mind games over whether the Nordic Alien will be playing or not... Pathetic Pep! :lmao:
      I'd be happy with a draw I think - it mightn't help in the CL chase but I think we need a miracle to get in the top four anyway unless they start producing immense performances all over the park for every single game left!
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      Reply #19: Mar 31, 2023 05:28:35 pm
      Think there is a touch of sarcasm going on as we haven’t played for two weeks

      Ah right, difficult to work that out but I knew there wouldn't be any optimism in his post  :D
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      Reply #20: Mar 31, 2023 05:48:28 pm
      Funny feeling we will win this one
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #21: Mar 31, 2023 06:24:34 pm
      Didn't you see the Bournemouth result???

      I was being sarcastic :-( . It's been nice not getting beat every week. I'm forgetting the fact we have not played during this unbeaten run of a few weeks 😀 .

      We will get well beaten tomorrow. Another lazy not arsed perfornance it will be by a team that needs breaking up ... against a team going for the title. I just hope it's not 4, 5 or worse as I wouldn't rule it out.

      It's city ... so I'm hoping we might be able to actually motivate ourselves for not really expecting us to.

      Very negative outlook ... but as I said earlier ... just the way I see it and I'm not going to say what I don't believe.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #22: Mar 31, 2023 06:46:28 pm
      Just hoping that the reduced number of Reds City are letting into their ground tomorrow, will be backing the team fully with heart and voice. I'm sure they will.

      It may not matter, but I'll be doing the same early morning from my place. That's what I love doing and I'll be focused solely on the match, not previous disappointments, future uncertainty, campaigns re the ownership, the manager, certain players,... I won't worry about being proven right on some view I've expressed or somebody else's view I disagreed with - I will focus on none of it - just backing the team in this match.

      Let's get into them.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #23: Mar 31, 2023 07:21:04 pm
      Looks like Diaz won’t be playing , just not ready yet

      Naby is obviously out , Thiago as well

      City may risk Haaland but Foden is out
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #24: Mar 31, 2023 07:27:07 pm
      Just hoping that the reduced number of Reds City are letting into their ground tomorrow, will be backing the team fully with heart and voice. I'm sure they will.

      It may not matter, but I'll be doing the same early morning from my place. That's what I love doing and I'll be focused solely on the match, not previous disappointments, future uncertainty, campaigns re the ownership, the manager, certain players,... I won't worry about being proven right on some view I've expressed or somebody else's view I disagreed with - I will focus on none of it - just backing the team in this match.

      Let's get into them.


      I forgot all about the reduced ticket allegation for our lads. City going all out to gain an advantage. Sad fuckers, like that’s gonna do anything but motivate us😂
      And the mind games ref the Neanderthal.
      FFS who cares, they clearly have a huge mental problem with us.
      So let’s F**k their heads up big time win it  🤛 BOOM
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #25: Mar 31, 2023 11:14:16 pm
      We're quite capable of turning them over on the counter. Our pace up front always gives us a chance, even if we're not playing well. As has been the case all season, the issue is more about our defending. Do that well and we will have every chance. It's not like our defenders are actually sh*te, they're just out of form/knackered/mentally flat. Get up for this one and it is still perfectly win-able.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #26: Apr 01, 2023 06:49:10 am
      Match day at last come on reds , let’s hope we all enjoy the day , or the forum be going into meltdown ,
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #27: Apr 01, 2023 07:41:28 am
      Could be the start of a horrific week this.

      Think if we put in a decent performance even in defeat today then we can get something from the other two difficult games this week but if we get hammered we really are staring straight down the barrel.
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      Reply #28: Apr 01, 2023 08:21:19 am
      My heart says red but my head says blue.  ;D  Happy to see you lot! win today if it means the noisy neighbours not winning the league. COME ON YOU REDMEN.  :lmao:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #29: Apr 01, 2023 08:53:25 am
      Let's stop City in their tracks, with a much improved display. I have gone for a draw, but let's pull off a stunning victory at the Ethiad in this early kick off.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #30: Apr 01, 2023 09:24:36 am
      Gone for 1-3, today would be a good day for the Liverpool of old to resurface! All the talk about Haaland being injured and not starting, I think he’ll be in there, hopefully he loses his cool again and gets a straight red!
      Let’s send some positive vibes to the lads, on their day they’re well capable of beating this shower. Let’s hope today is their day! Come on you Redmen!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #31: Apr 01, 2023 09:29:22 am
      Could be the start of a horrific week this.

      Think if we put in a decent performance even in defeat today then we can get something from the other two difficult games this week but if we get hammered we really are staring straight down the barrel.


      beat City and I wont feel too bad if we beat Arse...having said that we could lose both
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      Reply #32: Apr 01, 2023 10:23:26 am
      Big deal at dodgy City..or will it be bodge City. If our front 3 really gel today we could get the win. If Franky Stein plays VVD and Konate will need their skates on. They might be a bit jumpy as they need the win as well. Nunez could our ace.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #33: Apr 01, 2023 10:52:41 am
      I'm surprised Pep said he might risk Haaland. They play Bayern M in 10 days so putting his top scorer on the rack doesn't stack up. Pep needs to win the Champions League more than another Prem.

      Haaland sits on the shoulder and goes at it 100%. Shows Pep doesn't have much faith with the rest if he's willing to risk Haaland being out for a month. No Haaland and KDB has less of an influence.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #34: Apr 01, 2023 11:13:50 am
      We're always sh*te after a break. This one doesn't fill me with confidence at all
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #35: Apr 01, 2023 11:14:33 am
      What we all thinking the midfield will be then guys?

      I think Jürgen will go safe, it's his way, and we'll see Henderson, Fabinho and Milner.

      Possibly Elliott with the first two.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Man City v Liverpool - Premier League (Sat 1st April 12:30pm BST)
      Reply #36: Apr 01, 2023 11:31:48 am
      Midfield from our fit and health seems to be favouring Hendo, Fab and Elliot.  Not sure Elliot is solid enough defensively (getting back to cover) for this game, although he's proved me and many others wrong in the past. Let's hope if he starts he brings his A game. Millie will do a job in there but won't see 90 mins on full throttle. Some times making changes for energy reasons, disrupts the flow when we're doing well.

      City moaning about Foden and possibly the neanderthal being un fit. Tossers need to try and operate with the number of midfield injuries we've had.

      On another note.... Can anyone remember Jürgen 'pretending' some one was injured, only to put them in the starting 11 ?
      I certainly can't, and wonder what Gladioli thinks he gains from it  :jackoff:

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