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City, 14-01-18 (H) PL

Oh how we owe city one big time and also a great chance to show there is life after Coutinho. All top 6 teams have tough games this weekend so a draw here may not be a bad result even though we are at home. I'm reading Salah is back training this week so i'll put him in my team up front with Firmino and Mane. Chamberlain has been playing well lately, really starting to show his quality, i'll put him in midfield alongside Can and Lallana. A back 4 of Arnold, Gomez, VVD and Robertson will most likely be our defence along with Migs in goal. My team for this game would be, 

                                                                                                  Migs

                                                                                Arnold    Gomez  VVD  Robertson 

                                                                                  Chamberlain   Can   Lallana 

                                                                                     Salah    Firmino   Mane

I really want to see Klopp giving the CB partnership of Gomez/VVD a chance, i feel they could develope into a formidable pairing, a brick wall as such and with the improving Arnold and Robertson we may just end up with one of, if not the best defence in the PL. Best of luck RedMen.

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  • Mignolet has been dropped for Karius. Can't quite work that out given Karius' last outing and VvD's absence.
  • No VVD today, that's a big blow for me, Matip and Lovren, feeling uneasy about this game now.
  • I thought I'd mention, in case anyone's interested, I've picked up on a couple of murmurings that Keita's early move has been agreed and it could be announced as soon as Sunday. I'd treat this news with caution at this stage as I've not seen confirmation from the handful of reporters I deem as being particularly reliable. However, Klopp was especially coy on the subject of Keita in his press conference, not wanting to remark (maybe while negotiations were ongoing) so an agreement wouldn't be a total surprise.
    • Bad news. Leipzig have released a statement this morning saying Keita will NOT be leaving the club until July. I'd read a report, by a UEFA accredited reporter, that an agreement had been reached but obviously that was premature. A bit of a blow, Keita was the obvious solution for getting a decent midfielder in quickly.
      • It's a body blow, was really looking forward to seeing him this season, it's looking more than likely now that we'll have to finish this season with what we have, not a disaster of course but could be better.
  • I have never ever put our team down for a loss, when in doubt a draw but never a loss and have been proved wrong quite a few times when they do win. Have a good feeling about this game especially after the last transfer saga with another South American, not that I'm blaming him. I actually wish him well. Man City should be weary of this Liverpool team, on their day day they can take any side apart. just hope its on Sunday
  • Hahahaha, we owe City nothing as they haven't won at Anfield in 17 years. How about we essentially find that back bone again. I'm looking forward to this game just to see how Klopp uses his own resources to make home advantage a plus
    • 17 years huh, I'm going for a 4-2 win. They got to lose eventually and why not now.
  • They're having a fantastic season. I'd settle for a draw tbh. Hopefully we have a right go at them. They're defense, while still pretty good, is where can get at them. I think we should go 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 because midfield is where the battle will be won. If we can add another extra body to combat their midfield 3. It should be a cracking game and hopefully we win and send out a statement that there's life after Coutinho.
  • I'm thinking Matip and VvD is more likely. I don't like these kind of games because Liverpool will have to play more pragmatically rather than being as attacking as they usually are. I bet Klopp has been banging into the team that organisation will be crucial because this City team just passes straight through any side without positional discipline. City prosper a lot from wide positions so I'm more interested in how our fullbacks will defend rather than attack in this game. It's probable Klopp will try to snuff out City attacks high up the pitch before they have time to build up momentum so a midfield with that in mind could be Henderson (if fit), Can and Wijnaldum. I don't think pretty football will be Klopp's aim, nullifying City will be as important as scoring goals.
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