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Burnley, 31-08-19, PL (A)

Could be a tricky little game this but i fully expect all 3 points, would love us to start keeping some clean sheets as well. Don't have much time so i'll get straight onto my team.

Adrian will of course be between the stick with VVD and Robbo assured at the back, the other two places are tough to call as is the midfield, Matip was excellent last time out but as iv'e said before i do prefer Gomez, i think Arnold will keep his place at RB.

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Arsenal, 24-08-19, PL (H)

Great start to the season and sitting pretty on top but now we have our first big test against one of the top6. Arsenal have strenghtened well during the summer transfer window and will be a different team to the one we thrashed 5-1 at anfield last season.

As usual the midfield is tough to predict but i'm going for Hendo, Fabinho and Chamberlain. I think the Ox has the potential to be a big player for us this season and with Klopp saying he's in great shape i feel he might start him…

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Southampton, 17-08-19, PL (A)

Winning trophy's is becoming a habit and a good one at that, wasn't a great game with chelsea but a win is a win no matter how you get it and it's another piece of silverware in the cabinet so all good.

I'm taking it for granted that the team had today off so hopefully they'll have some sort of rest before this game as they did look tired on wednesday night.

I think the front 3 will start for sure, it's always the midfield that's tough to call, i think Wijnaldum may start with…

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Chelsea, 14-08-19 Super Cup (Istanbul)

After a near perfect start to the Lge season, still smarting from that conceded goal, we have another chance here to win some early silverware which i feel very confident we will.

I think just a couple of changes for this game and one being the keeper obviously so Adrian comes in for the injured Alisson. I really want to see Kieta start so i'm putting him in my team alongside Fabinho and Hendo who i feel will both start for sure.

Could we see the usual front 3 start their first…

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CHELSEA, 14-08-19, EUROPEAN SUPER CUP, ISTANBUL

Not sure how much most supporters care about this one but having unluckily lost to City on penalties in the Communiity Shield I feel it would be a moral booster to get a win here and claim another trophy.  With Chelsea losing 4-0 to United on Sunday Liverpool will be strong favourites.  However, I watched the first hour of that game and Chelsea played quite well and were unlucky not to go into half time ahead.  Having said that Zouma had a nightmare and if he plays tomorrow I'm sure we will…

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CHELSEA, 14-08-19, EUROPEAN SUPER CUP, ISTANBUL

Not sure how much most supporters care about this one but having unluckily lost to City on penalties in the Communiity Shield I feel it would be a moral booster to get a win here and claim another trophy.  With Chelsea losing 4-0 to United on Sunday Liverpool will be strong favourites.  However, I watched the first hour of that game and Chelsea played quite well and were unlucky not to go into half time ahead.  Having said that Zouma had a nightmare and if he plays tomorrow I'm sure we will…

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CHELSEA, 14-08-19, EUROPEAN SUPER CUP, ISTANBUL

Not sure how much most supporters care about this one but having unluckily lost to City on penalties in the Communiity Shield I feel it would be a moral booster to get a win here and claim another trophy.  With Chelsea losing 4-0 to United on Sunday Liverpool will be strong favourites.  However, I watched the first hour of that game and Chelsea played quite well and were unlucky not to go into half time ahead.  Having said that Zouma had a nightmare and if he plays tomorrow I'm sure we will…

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Norwich, 09-08-19, PL (H)

Welcome back Guys, great to be back on KopFans for a new season, summer break has gone very quickly for me, i only learned the other day that we start next friday night. Anyway, onto the game.

Disappointing result today against city but that's done now, nice start to the new season against Norwich i feel, should be 3 in the bag here although these teams that come up sometimes have a great start to the season but then fall away, lets hope that's not the case here.

I feel the team…

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LIVERPOOL'S PRE-SEASON MATCHES

Judging by the lack of comments on the Tranmere game blog I thought I would post a general blog so Kopfans can comment on all the pre-season games which are coming thick and fast, starting with Bradford City tomorrow.  I don't know much about Bradford but surely they must give Liverpool a harder game than Tranmere did.  Although more players are back in training the new arrivals will not be considered for Bradford, though Lovren who has trained for a few days should get a game.  Otherwise…

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LIVERPOOL'S PRE-SEASON MATCHES

Judging by the lack of comments on the Tranmere game blog I thought I would post a general blog so Kopfans can comment on all the pre-season games which are coming thick and fast, starting with Bradford City tomorrow.  I don't know much about Bradford but surely they must give Liverpool a harder game than Tranmere did.  Although more players are back in training the new arrivals will not be considered for Bradford, though Lovren who has trained for a few days should get a game.  Otherwise…

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The new season is almost upon us and is no less welcome for the fact that football never actually went away over the summer.  Liverpool are yet to sign any senior players and this gives a chance for the youngsters to make a case for their involvement.  Personally, I'm a bit disappointed with the lack of signings so far and was expecting at least a left back and a versatile forward by now.  We can't afford to stand still while others strengthen.  The injuries to Keita, Shaqiri and Kellaher…

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Here it is folks, the CL final, can we end a fantastic season with old big ears, god knows we deserve silverware after the season we've just had but of course spurs will have something to say about it, their looking for their first european cup and will be well up for this but i'm hoping our heartbreak in this final last season will spur us on to victory which i think we'll get, onto the team.

Big blow today of the news that Kieta is ruled out, i'm sure he's devastated, he was really…

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Wolves, 12-05-19, PL (H)

Can't believe the season is over already, gone so quickly. Whatever happens on the final day we've had an incredible season and of course we still have old big ears to fight for on june the 1st.

Ive just read that Salah is good to go for this one so he'll come back in here, i think whatever team Klopp picks here could be the same team he picks for the CL final, back 5 is as usual with Arnold, Matip, vvd and Robbo with Alisson between the sticks. My midfield would be Fabinho, Hendo and…

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Barcelona, 07-05-19, CL Semi final (H)

Back to the Champions League and this is the second leg. We have put ourselves in a difficult situation and the solution to this that we have to win by four clear goals in order to progress. It's a huge mountain to climb but it's not impossible to reach the summit with the result. The task is difficult but it's there for the taking. Now we are missing three players, Keita, Salah and Firminio from injuries. A very sensible decision to leave Salah out. The first eleven that the Gaffer will put…

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Newcastle 4-5-19 PL (A)

Never mind what happened last Wednesday night with the 3-0 defeat against Barcelona and we should forget about it at the moment. This is a big game at St. James Park and depends on the selections what the Gaffer has to put out here between a Rock (Newcastle) and a Hard Place (Barcelona Second Leg). This is a huge headache selection and my guess the team would be:

                                      Alisson

          Gomez           Lovern         VVD        Robertson

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Barcelona, 01-05-19, CL Semi final (A)

In my opinion the Lge is gone now, spurs and manu were our only hope of city dropping points i feel, fairplay to burnley they tried and so nearly got a draw but it wasn't to be, ah well, we still have the CL to go for.

We can beat barca over two legs, their not the barca of old, they have messi on fire right now but keep him quiet and we can beat barca no worries. Firmino looks like a doubt so i won't put him in so it looks like Origi could get his place, certainly not sturridge who…

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Huddersfield, 26-04-19, PL (H)

This game should be a formality but i still want to see our best 11 start, lets not take any chances at this stage of the run-in. Although Huddersfield are relegated they would love to bow out with us as a scalp so our best 11 to start with, hopefully get the game won in the first half and then rest some players for the Barca game.

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Cardiff, 21-04-19, PL (A)

CL semi final secured so now back to the fight for the Lge title and a trip to wales. Always a possible bannana skin playing a team in a relagation battle but the way we're playing right now we will have too much for cardiff.

I think Klopp will start with a midfield of Keita, Hendo and Fabinho, a mix of Holding, defence and attack, our best midfield at this time imo. I wonder will he give Gomez a start??? maybe not, on the bench no doubt so Matip will keep his starting spot for now…

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Porto, 17-04-19, CL Quarter final 2nd leg (A)

Great win against Chelsea, now back to finish off porto. I wonder will Klopp make many changes here, maybe wijnaldum to start, Shaqiri also and dare i say Lovren. I don't think we should make any changes but no doubt Klopp will.

We certainly want to keep Salah scoring so he starts along with Mane and Bobby, if Lovren comes in i can see that being the only change at the back. The midfield throws up the usual ?????s.

Maybe Wijnaldum, Fabinho and milner, give Keita and Hendo a rest…

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Chelsea, 14-04-19, PL (H)

In my opinion this is the game where we could lose the title as i feel we'll win all the other games, of course even if we do beat the chavs it may not be enough but fingers crossed.

We'll have Robbo back so he obviously will start alongside VVD, Matip and Arnold, Alisson between the sticks, well, it would hardly be Migs, hahaha.

As usual it's the midfield that is hard to predict but right now i think our best and inform midfielders are Hendo, Fbinho and Keita so that's my pick…

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Warrior18 commented on Uncle's blog post Does this explain Mane's reaction?
"I think two things need to happen, Mane needs to quit being a bit of a drama queen and Salah needs to pass the bloody ball a bit more. Not too concerned about this but Klopp does need to get a grip of it asap, we all know today's footballers are spo…"
Sep 3
Simply Red commented on Uncle's blog post Does this explain Mane's reaction?
"Interesting I didn’t have to see the chart but got the right feeling. Confirms my perception. "
Sep 3
Uncle commented on Uncle's blog post Does this explain Mane's reaction?
"I was a bit surprised when I saw this diagram, I'd have thought if anything the figures would've been the other way around as Salah's assists stats are usually very good. I'm not particularly worried about it as going by what Henderson and Milner ha…"
Sep 2
Huytonian commented on Uncle's blog post Does this explain Mane's reaction?
"Let's hope Mane doesn't see that chart!  Neither is on international duty over the next couple of weeks so they have plenty of time to make up."
Sep 2
Uncle posted a blog post
This handy little diagram shows the chances created by each of the front three players for the other front three players in the Premier League since the start of the 2017-18 season. What's noticeable is that Mane's chance creation for Salah is getti…
Sep 1
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Burnley, 31-08-19, PL (A)
"I can recall watching Mane play for Senegal in a match last year which they lost and Mane was in tears for some reason, he was totally inconsolable although many of his teammates tried. I can remember thinking at the time his reaction was a bit stra…"
Sep 1
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Burnley, 31-08-19, PL (A)
"Yes Adrian deserves a mention. That was the first game he has started when he did nothing rash. He also made a couple of good saves even though he was a spectator for much of the game. So far he has proved a decent number two in the absence of Al…"
Sep 1
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Burnley, 31-08-19, PL (A)
"So happy we've kept our first clean sheet of the season, really helps to build the confidence of the back 5 so that's a big plus for me. I haven't seen the game but a good solid performance going by reports. Two points clear at the top of the tree,…"
Sep 1
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lanoisseforp commented on Jamie (admin)'s blog post Get Involved
"Allow me to add another piece... technically KopFans is my only social media outlet."
Aug 31
lanoisseforp commented on Jamie (admin)'s blog post Get Involved
"I like to give it a try and I do have IT skills such as computers, servers, setting up CMs, web design etc. I have a twitter account which I rarely use and I don’t use Facebook. Ever think of using Instagram?"
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lanoisseforp commented on Warrior18's blog post Burnley, 31-08-19, PL (A)
"Our first 2 away games were tough especially the 2-1 victory over Southampton after we returned from the Super Cup penalty shoot-out triumph in Istanbul and very little time to prepare for that game.

Today’s result was excellent against a well dril…"
Aug 31
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Burnley, 31-08-19, PL (A)
"The chances for Robertson and Trent to put in crosses were down compared to previous games, our midfield - particularly Henderson - had more of a role in supplying crosses which was as to be expected given how Burnley play. We actually got more spac…"
Aug 31
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Burnley, 31-08-19, PL (A)
"That was a good professional performance against a Burnley side that is horrible to play against. In the past they have bullied us but I thought we did that to them today. They were never allowed to have it their own way in the physical battles wh…"
Aug 31
Simply Red commented on Warrior18's blog post Burnley, 31-08-19, PL (A)
"A good 3 points in the bag. But it could have been a another goal or two but for Salah not passing when it was the right option. That bothers me as it means friction between the players"
Aug 31
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