Match Blog

The match blog has a dedicated blog for each match. All members are welcome to start a match blog. For general blogs use the blog page

Brighton, 12-01-19, PL (A)

A tad disappointing being knocked out of the FA cup but now it's all about how we react. We know Lovren, Gomez and Matip are out so i'm going to put Fabinho back there to partner VVD, he done very well there recently so i've no worries about the rest being out. Keita clearly needs game time so i'll put him in as well alongside Shaqiri and either Hendo/Milner. The usual suspects up front for sure.

                                                                     Alisson

                                                 Arnold    Fabinho   VVD    Robertson

                                                       Shaqiri     Hendo   Keita

                                                        Salah    Firmino   Mane

Like i said earlier, it's all about how we bounce back after two defeats in a row. I think we'll be fine here and for sure we'll bring 3 points back home, anything else would be a bit of a disaster really, simply have to win. Best of luck RedMen.

E-mail me when people leave their comments –

You need to be a member of kopfans to add comments!

Join kopfans

Comments

    • I think a goal would do Keita the world of good right now. He has flashes of genius but the consistency just isn't there at the moment, it makes it difficult for Klopp to pick him as a starter. On top of that Klopp probably doesn't want to take any unnecessary risks because of the small margin of the lead in the league, it all creates a difficult set of circumstances for Keita at this point.
      • He's not getting the chance to be consistent though, i'm sure with more time on the pitch we will start to see the best of him, we've seen it in patches, as you say but he simply needs to be on the grass a lot more than he has, it's a slight dilemma for Klopp but i'm sure he'll figure it out.
  • Liverpool need to make a bit of a statement in this match. City are re-establishing themselves after a bit of a wobble and I wouldn't be surprised if they built up momentum again rather quickly. It'd be just like Liverpool to start getting draws against lesser teams now so we've got to really focus on getting results and maintaining our lead. We tend to think Brighton are a bottom of the table team but they've nearly got identical stats to midtable Everton (Brighton - W7 D5 L9, Everton - W7 D6 L8). It just goes to show if you take Brighton lightly they will steal points off you. I think the defence and attack shown above are probably right but I don't have a clue what midfield Klopp has in mind. On this occasion the mentality of the team is as, if not more, important as the personnel.
    • We badly need a big response here, a good, hard working, confident performance is what i'm looking for, a clean sheet and 2-3 goals, perfect. This game is all about the mentality of the team like you say, i'm convinced Klopp and the players are fully focused on the Lge and the Lge only, if the truth be known they weren't arsed about the FA cup, their one and only goal this season is the Lge, the CL a close 2nd of course but the Lge is the primary target and if true i'm 100% behind them on that.
This reply was deleted.

Activity

Uncle commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"Quite honestly, my heart says Liverpool will do it but my head says City. However, I don't think City are quite as invincible as last season which means there is the slight possibility teams could steal the odd point off them. For Liverpool it reall…"
7 hours ago
Huytonian commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"The reason I'm not getting too excited just yet is that City have played all the top 6 except United away from home already. Of course they may drop points against some lesser clubs but they are capable of going on a long winning run which is why we…"
12 hours ago
Uncle commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"I completely agree but what I'm trying to say is that it's easy to get a bit dispondent at the moment when we compare Liverpool's form with City's however closer inspection suggests City haven't really been pushed to their limit in a while and they'…"
yesterday
Huytonian commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"The big advantage City have over us is squad depth. They have two top class players for every position whereas we have a squad of about 17 or 18 who can be relied on plus youngsters. We have navigated our central defensive injury problems pretty wel…"
yesterday
Uncle commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"I've been having a look at City's results in the league since they last lost:

3-1 win against Southampton
2-1 win against Liverpool
3-0 win against Wolves (Wolves down to 10 men)
3-0 win against Huddersfield

When you take away the thrashings again…"
Sunday
Simply Red commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"I don’t recall Allison making a single save the whole game except for one corner which he caught late in the game so it’s almost like he had a bit of an off day. Every team seems to up their game when they play Liverpool and it’s going to get a lot…"
Sunday
Huytonian commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"I am still trying to come to terms with how we managed to concede three times against a side that does not score very often. If you look at it one way we only allowed Palace 4 chances in the game and they scored 3 of them. We have allowed other team…"
Sunday
Warrior18 commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"I hate this feeling of nerves watching us play, haven't had it all season until the last few games, since city beat us as i was confident we would beat them. To ship 3 goals at Anfield is unheard of these day's which is a big worry for me, i know we…"
Sunday
Uncle commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"That was a funny old game. Palace always seem to unsettle us somehow, it might be because they're so quick on the wings. Poor Milner, he was always going to be up against it with Zaha and he was diving in on tackles all afternoon. The red wasn't muc…"
Saturday
Uncle commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"At the moment it seems Klopp is saying to Keita, 'I'll give you half an hour, show me what you can do.' Klopp has consistently shown if you come up with the goods he'll give you more game time. Just look at Andy Robertson - Moreno was actually playi…"
Friday
Warrior18 commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"It was an article I read a few weeks back, can't remember in what paper but it said there was some sort of problem behind the scenes, maybe just a clickbate thing, it could have been the Echo as I read that everyday but not sure."
Friday
Huytonian commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"Apologies to you ickyuk. I had assumed it was Warrior's team as usual. I haven't heard any rumours about Keita's attitude etc. I would assume its just a loss of confidence following some niggling injuries that have prevented him gaining any momentum…"
Friday
Warrior18 commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"Did you post it from your phone mate? this normally happens when you do that, i always post from my laptop and it never happens."
Friday
Warrior18 commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"I would maybe start Fabinho at CB and ease Matip back in from the bench, Fabinho has been excellent partnering VVD and all these remaining games are cup finals now, i do trust Matip but let's give him a chance to get back up to speed.
I agree with H…"
Friday
Uncle commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"I've been reading Palace are having an injury crisis much like our own so hopefully they'll turn up below par. I'll be interested to see whether Klopp goes with a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 for this fixture. It seems he starts with a 4-3-3 against the stronge…"
Friday
Huytonian commented on ickyuk's blog post Crystal Palace 19.01.2019 PL Home
"I would be happy with your team Warrior. My only possible change would be Keita for Shaqiri and that is only because Keita desperately needs game time to build up his confidence. However on balance Shaqiri should start with Keita on the bench. Palac…"
Thursday
More…