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      Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST

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      Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Jan 09, 2024 08:03:37 pm
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      Liverpool have Virgil van Dijk available again for the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Fulham, but will be forced into a change at right-back.
      The Reds will be missing Trent Alexander-Arnold for the 8pm GMT kick-off, however, with the No.66 set to be sidelined for ‘a few weeks’ as a result of a knee injury suffered at Arsenal on Sunday.

      “Trent hyperextended his knee during the last game,” said Lijnders. “So he has a little tear in the lateral ligament of his knee and he will need time to recover. He had a scan and he will be out for a few weeks, so let’s see after that.”

      Also absent due to fitness issues will be Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Ben Doak, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson, Dominik Szoboszlai and Kostas Tsimikas, while Wataru Endo and Mohamed Salah are away on international duty with Japan and Egypt respectively.

      Caoimhin Kelleher’s status as ongoing first-choice goalkeeper in the Carabao Cup was confirmed by Lijnders ahead of the game.

      On the possibility of rotation versus Marco Silva’s men, the Dutchman added: “It’s not the same [as previous rounds] because we played two days ago away at Arsenal, so that’s one.

      “We come from a crazy schedule in December, so we really have to see who’s ready, who can go and who is fit to go. We are really happy that we play a semi-final in January, we wanted this. So we go full in.”

      An appearance for Joe Gomez in this fixture would bring up the milestone of 200 Liverpool appearances for the defender.
      https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/liverpool-v-fulham-carabao-cup-team-news



      Bjg game, lets do this, and get it over in the 1st leg.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #1: Jan 09, 2024 08:05:04 pm
      Kelleher

      Bradley
      Quansah
      VVD
      Gomez

      Gary Mac
      Gravenburch
      Jones

      Diaz
      Jota
      Nunez
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #2: Jan 09, 2024 08:13:26 pm
      Kelleher

      Bradley
      Quansah
      VVD
      Gomez

      Gary Mac
      Gravenburch
      Jones

      Diaz
      Jota
      Nunez

      Exactly my team.

      NB: Team no longer available
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #3: Jan 09, 2024 09:28:32 pm
      Fulham had a right go in the league here but I doubt they will be thinking lets go head to head or anything like it, even if they go a goal down, their emphasis will on defense.

      Boro V Chelsea is lame stuff. 1-0.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #4: Jan 09, 2024 09:45:24 pm
      Konate plays for me instead of Quansah with Bradley on right side
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #5: Jan 09, 2024 10:01:02 pm
      Don't think I'll ever get this two legged semi final bollocks. Just play it at Villa Park and get it sorted on the night.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #6: Jan 09, 2024 10:18:41 pm
      Reckon there could be 5/6 changes so expect a few of the kids to feature, Virgil will be back to organise the back four with Kelleher between the sticks, only Jürgen & Our Pep will know who will start and who will finish, be nice to take a 2 or 3 goal lead back to the Cottage but I’d settle for a single goal advantage….anyone’s guess who starts..but here’s my penny’s worth…..


      Starters….

                              Kelleher
           Bradley  Quansah  Virgil  Chambers
                               Macca
                   Elliot                 Jones
                Diaz         Jota        Nunez

      Bench …. Adrian, Pitaluga, Konate, Gomez, Gakpo, Clark, Gordon, then F**k knows ran out of names 🤪



      2-1 Mighty Redmen & some kids 😉


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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #7: Jan 09, 2024 10:50:13 pm
      Kelleher

      Bradley
      Quansah
      VVD
      Gomez

      Gary Mac
      Gravenburch
      Jones

      Diaz
      Jota
      Nunez

      It has to be this team!
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #8: Jan 10, 2024 12:04:14 am
      Kelleher

      Bradley
      Quansah
      VVD
      Gomez

      >>>Gary<<< Mac
      Gravenburch
      Jones

      Diaz
      Jota
      Nunez

      Definitely we can win the game with Gary instead of Alexis.

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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #9: Jan 10, 2024 10:10:43 am
      I hope we can win this game tonighrt by a comfortable margin. It would be nice to make the second leg a formality, although football does not always work that way.

      A win tonight would round off the day celebrating my 70th birthday.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #10: Jan 10, 2024 10:15:31 am
      I hope we can win this game tonighrt by a comfortable margin. It would be nice to make the second leg a formality, although football does not always work that way.

      A win tonight would round off the day celebrating my 70th birthday.
      Have a great day , hopefully the reds play their part with a big win.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #11: Jan 10, 2024 10:16:09 am
      I hope we can win this game tonighrt by a comfortable margin. It would be nice to make the second leg a formality, although football does not always work that way.

      A win tonight would round off the day celebrating my 70th birthday.

      Made it to three score and ten. Congrats...happy birthday.



      « Last Edit: Jan 10, 2024 10:24:59 am by Harrisimo »
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #12: Jan 10, 2024 10:33:03 am
      I hope we can win this game tonighrt by a comfortable margin. It would be nice to make the second leg a formality, although football does not always work that way.

      A win tonight would round off the day celebrating my 70th birthday.

      Happy Birthday, mate, 29 today over here! I am hoping for a decent present from the reds too!
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #13: Jan 10, 2024 10:33:15 am
      I’m not as confident as everyone else it seems.
      Ok Fulham aren’t great, but how many opportunities are those players gonna have of getting to Wembley for a final.
      Not many I’d guess.
      I’d therefore expect them to defend with their lives and hope for a sneaky counter.
      We don’t do well against a 10 man defensive wall generally, add to that we are under strength.
      I think it’s gonna be a bit of a struggle. Even if we score, that won’t change how they play, as they’ll just be going for damage limitation.
      Hope we bang 4 or 5 in, but just don’t see it happening 🤷‍♂️
      If we get the breaks we might muster a 1-0  and I think it will be pretty much the same in the return leg.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #14: Jan 10, 2024 01:10:42 pm
      I hope we can win this game tonighrt by a comfortable margin. It would be nice to make the second leg a formality, although football does not always work that way.

      A win tonight would round off the day celebrating my 70th birthday.

      birthday salutes young man.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #15: Jan 10, 2024 02:14:04 pm
      A win tonight would round off the day celebrating my 70th birthday.

      Happy Birthday, mate, 29 today over here! I am hoping for a decent present from the reds too!

      Happy birthday both! The boys cannot lose now.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #16: Jan 10, 2024 03:27:27 pm
      Who cares. Training game under serious conditions for Bournemouth.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #17: Jan 10, 2024 03:33:05 pm
      Who cares. Training game under serious conditions for Bournemouth.

      Would imagine fans ,players  and alike do
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #18: Jan 10, 2024 03:38:22 pm
      I thought Diaz had a much stronger 2nd half at the weekend once he switched to the right hand side. I'd look to play him there for this one with Diaz on the left and Jota through the middle (or vice versa).

      Interesting to see if Harvey gets a start in midfield or will Klopp go with Gravenburch.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #19: Jan 10, 2024 04:19:06 pm
      I get wrapping Ibou up in cotton wool - but God I wish he wasn't so injury prone that we didn't have to 'manage his minutes' and could play every game! He seemed to 'come of age' against the Arse!
      Bothered a wee bit about Macca (and I don't mean Gary either :lmao:) he looked well knackered. 60 mins for him probably - can't see him lasting the full 90 so hope that we're up a few by then!
      Fulham came and gave it a go in the League so I expect they'll do the same tonight - with only 180 minutes before a possible trip to Wembley I think they'll be hoping for a draw and not a loss.
      Given we're missing Trent, Endo and Mo (to name but 3)  they'll probably fancy their chances!

      (And on a completely different note was it just me who saw the Oily ones reject Palmer behave like a spoilt brat last night and stomp off down the tunnel not shaking hands or acknowledging opposition or his own fans? Little brat. But then again he's in good company with the no class Chavs)
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #20: Jan 10, 2024 04:53:12 pm
      Who cares. Training game under serious conditions for Bournemouth.

      It’s a semi final of a domestic cup
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #21: Jan 10, 2024 05:02:24 pm
      I thought Diaz had a much stronger 2nd half at the weekend once he switched to the right hand side. I'd look to play him there for this one with Diaz on the left and Jota through the middle (or vice versa).

      Interesting to see if Harvey gets a start in midfield or will Klopp go with Gravenburch.

      Nunez - Jota - Diaz
      Will do damage
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #22: Jan 10, 2024 05:08:38 pm

      And money is important whether we like it or not, so domestic cup runs bring in decent coin so we take the cups seriously. Ditto the Europa league.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #23: Jan 10, 2024 05:11:34 pm
      Nunez - Jota - Diaz
      Will do damage

      Nunez will hammer somebody sooner or later..might as well be Fulham. I've been saying he'll bag 3 or 4 so maybe tonight's the night.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #24: Jan 10, 2024 05:13:15 pm
      Hopefully tonight is the night it clicks and we convert most of our chances.

      Ali
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      Gomez

      Mac
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      Jones

      Nunez
      Jota
      Diaz
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #25: Jan 10, 2024 05:27:20 pm
      Has to be Nunez Jota and Diaz in the front three.

      Don't think Elliott had that pace to excel there and is more of a number 8 these days.

      Kelleher

      Bradley   Quansah   Virgil   Gomez

      MacAllister

      Elliott     Gravenberch

      Diaz          Jota         Nunez
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #26: Jan 10, 2024 06:37:07 pm
      Szobo still out for this one then I take it?
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #27: Jan 10, 2024 06:48:29 pm
      Szobo still out for this one then I take it?

      Yep - expected to be back in 10 days
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #28: Jan 10, 2024 06:51:00 pm
      I expect a convincing win tonight and have little doubt that over two legs we'll have more than enough( with any team selection) to see off a fairly poor Fulham.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #29: Jan 10, 2024 06:54:37 pm
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #30: Jan 10, 2024 07:00:45 pm
      Good team, looking forward to it! Would have started Nunez on the left personally, a good game to get him a goal or two.
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #31: Jan 10, 2024 07:08:31 pm
      Not sure about Elliot up top, he seems more effective sitting a bit deeper.
      Or is it just me ?
      Would have preferred Nunez in there
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      Re: Pre Match: Liverpool vs Fulham, League Cup SF1 Wed 10th Jan '24 KO 20:00 BST
      Reply #32: Jan 10, 2024 07:34:10 pm
      Looking at their team sheet, they’ve got some decent individual players, they just don’t seem to be very cohesive.
      F***ing hope they don’t start tonight.
      Hope our lads come out to press hard and keep them under pressure. Need a two goal lead I rekon.
      I actually predicted 3:0 but that was before our injuries, but sticking with it now.

      Come on you mighty red men !

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