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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, 


                                                                                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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Simply Red commented on lanoisseforp's blog post I'm Tired Just Looking At Robertson
" Now I know what Klopp meant when he said Clynne is ready to play 90 minutes"
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Huytonian commented on lanoisseforp's blog post I'm Tired Just Looking At Robertson
"United's change of formation at half time meant Robertson was always available in the second half to make those runs.  We know he can do them all afternoon but what surprised and slightly alarmed me was that Clyne, playing his first PL game of the s…"
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Manure, 17-12-18, PL (H)
"It's been a long time since I've seen such a one-sided Liverpool/United derby match. We were so positive and they just seemed flat in comparison. I feel a bit for Mane, his goal was so well taken but it's been a little overshadowed by Shaqiri's brac…"
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Manure, 17-12-18, PL (H)
"Robertson has acknowledged the need for corner practice after all that wasteful delivery. Shaqiri delivers a good one but he only played the last 20 minutes. You would think professional players could deliver a corner pretty well where intended but…"
Simply Red commented on Warrior18's blog post Manure, 17-12-18, PL (H)
"Fabinho seems to be getting better every game. For a DM he covers a lot of ground and seems a combination of an AM too. You right about Clynne for someone who has been out so long he didn’t look it. The crosses and corners though could have been bet…"
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lanoisseforp commented on Warrior18's blog post Manure, 17-12-18, PL (H)
"Mané's goal was very well taken (could be a contender for Goal of the Month) and what an impact from Shaqiri. They can complain about the deflections and how lucky we were with those 2 goals. However if you look at the stats Liverpool: 64% possessio…"
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Manure, 17-12-18, PL (H)
"They were definitely there for the taking today but you still have to go out and do the biz. My fear is that it might be the final nail in Maureen's coffin which we don't want, we need him at that club for another few years yet, hahaha."
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Manure, 17-12-18, PL (H)
"I don't think ive ever been as confident of beating them as i was today. I haven't seen the game but according to reports we were by far the better team. Great result and keeps us top of the Lge for now, happy day's."
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Manure, 17-12-18, PL (H)
"Superb performance this afternoon completely dominating an ordinary United side. Fabinho is really starting to impress. I thought he controlled midfield and it was a great assist for Mane's goal. Praise also for Clyne who has hardly played for over…"
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Manure, 17-12-18, PL (H)
"It's just the midfield that is so hard to predict these days. I think Fabinho should start for his height and strength against what could be a tall and physical United midfield that could include 3 of Fellaini, Matic. Poghba and Herreira. Henderson…"
Warrior18 commented on Jamie (admin)'s blog post Site Issues
"Back to normal now Jay, cheers mate."
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Biggest game in the PL in my opinion, could'nt believe the stat that we haven't beaten them at home in 4years so we're definitely due a win and i think we'll get it here. I'll get straight onto the team.Arnold has been added to our growing list of i…
Seems we have a problem with the site guys, i can't post the matchday blog, Jay is on the case, apologies.
  • Jamie (admin) I'm being told there's nothing wrong so all a bit confusing, maybe try again now and I'll keep looking
Jamie (admin) commented on Jamie (admin)'s blog post Everything Ok?
"Thanks Ron, you're not wrong! Living at work now."
Jamie (admin) commented on Jamie (admin)'s blog post Everything Ok?
"Hi Andy, it seems there are some issues I've put in a support request and will get it fixed asap"