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Burnley, 10-03-19, PL (H)

As this one is getting close I thought I would initiate the discussion.  With City winning this evening and going 4 points clear we need to win to keep them in sight.  Burnley can be tricky opponents especially at Turf Moor but Liverpool should be too strong for them at Anfield.  Burnley are still in relegation trouble despite having had a decent run and some good results such as beating Spurs but they have been inconsistent. Dyche's teams are usually well organised so patience may be needed to break them down.  Klopp may have half an eye on the line-up for Wednesday against Bayern but I wouldn't change the back 5 or the front 3.  That just leaves the midfield.  It may be time to give Fabinho a rest and to bring in either Keita or Shaqiri.  I think the line-up may be as follows:

Alisson

Alexander-Arnold, Matip, VVD, Robertson

Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita

Salah, Firmino, Mane

We were poor at Goodison last week and didn't take our chances but we have had a week to prepare for this one and hopefully there will be a much better performance.

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  • It keeps it interesting, just have to mind our buisiness and keep winning whilst hoping for city to goof up, i still think we blew it but while it's only one point we have a chance i suppose.
  • Lallana was a bit of an unexpected choice but he played well. He gives us another option over the coming weeks. It was a decent performance against a resolute Burnley team and with the conditions not favouring good football. Salah's touch let him down again but he will surely come good soon. Nice to see Firmino back on the score-sheet.
    • What surprised me with Lallana was how physical he was, that block he made for the second goal was like the Lallana of a couple of seasons ago. Hopefully this means he feels fully fit again. Burnley's first goal was a bit of a joke, I can't believe one of the officials didn't spot the foul on Alisson. The only lapse from us was perhaps switching off a little after the third goal, I don't think any of our players had a bad game (Matip had a few moments but we won't mention them) which is encouraging after the sticky patch we've just been through. I hope we recover in time for the Bayern game because we need to keep the momentum going now.
    • Very surprising Lallana starting, didn't see that coming at all but by all accounts he done well so fair play to him. Great to see Firmino scoring again, now all we need is salah to start and we''ll have all front 3 scoring, just need the midfield to chip in as well and it could make for a very interesting run-in.
  • 3 points in the bag and a much better display from the front 3. If Mo would just get a goal the floodgates will open. The amount of possession and lack of control in the box is worrying to me
  • Thanks Huytonian.
    I think it's about time Klopp started to use the likes of Keita and Shaqiri but i'm not sure about resting Fabinho, he's probably our best player right now so pretty much needs to start every game.
    Salah is way off form but can you really drop him and start Shaqiri, not so sure, it's a bit of a conundrum for Klopp.
  • I would go with the team sheet list you have there from the GK, DF and MF... I would drop Salah and either put in Origi or Shaqiri instead as the starting line-up. Then we can choose options for the second-half if things aren't going our way. The bottom line is we do need the three points from this fixture.
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Simply Red commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"I don’t usually watch other teams play but this time round will try and watch all the games especially with 4 English teams involved. Seems like the draw has favoured Liverpool and if we get past Porto would rather play Barca than foes manure.  "
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Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"I agree with you on Salah. Of course, when he was at Roma his job was far more about supplying the front players so it's pretty natural for him to switch role to being the provider when he's not in the goals."
yesterday
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"Yeah, the game certainly had that 'after playing in Europe' feel to it."
yesterday
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"This was one of those games when we were comfortably in control and cruising but failed to get the second goal and then got sloppy and conceded a goal that involved three mistakes. Thankfully Milner's penalty rescued the points and had Salah been on…"
yesterday
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"It's rare i get to see a game these day's but i caught this one and i thought we put in a bang average performance with some good moments. Thank god for the pen otherwise we could easily have dropped two points here and maybe kissed goodbye to our h…"
Monday
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"I was doing some work at home so I planned on listening to the game on the radio. I then got a call from my technically illiterate Liverpool supporting mother - 'I've managed to get the game on the telly, will you watch it with me?' Considering my m…"
Monday
Warrior18 commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"Spurs form in the CL has been excellent so they could overturn City but if i was to put money on it i would still opt for City. The other 3 ties i think ourselves, Barca and Juve will just about have too much for our opponets but of course anything…"
Sunday
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"Just going to make a slight adjustment to the team which i think makes sense, i'll take Milner out and put Lallana in, it seems Mane could be a doubt as well but i'll leave him in. Lallana looked very sharp recently and with Milners aging legs this…"
Sunday
lanoisseforp commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"We can forget our big result against Bayern because it’s not important anymore. This game against Fulham is number 31 and Man City will have a game in hand due to their FA Cup tie today which turned out to be a shambles with the officiating errors.…"
Saturday
lanoisseforp commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"Yes it's the last 8 and I wouldn't take advantage of Porto either and it's up to us to get it right to qualify for the semi-finals. I am glad corrupted Real Madrid were hammered in the second leg in the hands of Ajax. "
Saturday
Uncle commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"That would be my guess for the semifinals too, but like you say anyone who reaches this stage of the competition has a chance."
Saturday
Warrior18 commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"My attitude is at this stage of the comp all teams are there on merit so there won't be any easy games from now on. Porto was definitly the easier draw, on paper at least so we done well in that sense but they have a big insentive to up their game a…"
Saturday
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"Don't get me wrong, everything points to us winning this match hands down, in fact I'd say the only thing that is likely to lead to us losing is if any of the players go into this game thinking, not necessarily consciously, that the game is already…"
Saturday
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"I hope City do drop points, something which may happen as they get to the sharp end of the competitions they're still in, but if you go through their remaining league games one by one and ask yourself the likely winner of each it's not that hard to…"
Saturday
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"The lowest teams we have dropped points against are Leicester West Ham and Everton who are decent middle to upper table teams. We have won our games against the bottom teams so far this season (for a change) and I don't expect anything different tom…"
Saturday
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"Totally agree and i by no means underestimate Fulham, like you said, it's all about attitude, we most certainly are the far superior team but have they got the right mentality for these games? they've dropped points already against these kind of tea…"
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