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Madrid, CL Final, 26-05-18, Kiev.

A bit early i know but couldn't wait, with all the talk regarding transfers since the window open i was forgetting about the small matter of a CL final that we still have to play in, not.

Unfortunately and i don't mean that in a negative way, Klopp doesn't really have much brain storming to do as regards picking the team, he doesn't have a lot of options to be honest, front 3 we all know, Karius will start, as will VVD, Lovren, Robertson and Arnold. I can't see a midfield of anything other than Milner, Hendo and Wijnaldum. I would probably have started with Clyne and Lallana but their so not match fit and it's simply too big a game to be carrying anybody in.


                                              Arnold     Lovren    VVD    Robertson

                                                  Milner       Hendo    Wijnaldum

                                                   Salah       Firmino    Mane

I think a big plus for us is that we have already secured CL football for next season so we don't have that added pressure of having to win the final. A big concern for me is our serious lack of experience in this type of game and Madrids serious experience in them. We have the quality to win, especially if our front 3 are all on the top of their game but i do worry about our lack of experience in such a massive game, how will Arnold and Robertson handle such a big occassion, they've been fantastic this season, lets hope we get one more big performance from them and the rest of course, we'll need the all on their A game to beat Madrid but the same could be said of them. I think we're in for a cracking final and please god we get the right result, the very best of luck RedMen,     YNWA.

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    • I like the fact they've got arrogance, they will think their entitled to win this, if we score the first goal they will crumble so long as we keep the pressure on and go for the 2nd-3rd straight away, none of this sitting back on a one goal lead BS like some teams would.
      Real are there for the taking imo, their sense of entittlement is cringeworthy so if we can shove and early goal or two up their jacksie we could make this a comfortable game for ourselves, easier said than done of course.
  • I think your team is a certainty barring any last minute injuries. The noises coming out of Madrid are very disrespectful and hopefully this will fire us up even more than normal in a big match. Madrid will be the favourites and rightly so but on our day we can compete with any team. I have a hunch we may just do it. I'm out on Saturday but should be back in plenty of time for the match. My only problem is that the guy driving that day is a mad Evertonian who won't be at all bothered about missing it!
    • Hopefully next season our team won't be as straight forward to pick, we badly need a much better bench of which i'm sure Klopp is working on. I hope Madrid keep going with the disrespectful comments, it'll only add more fire in our players like you say.
      Make sure that driver puts his foot down mate, don't take any chances, haha.
      • Our bench wouldn't look too bad were it not for the injuries. However, even if everyone was fit we wouldn't have experienced cover for the front 3 or a really creative midfielder and these are priority for sorting in the close season.
        • Agree, i'm sure Klopp is working on getting them top quality, experienced players in this summer, looks like Fekir is a done deal, i know nothing about him but everybody seems to be raving about him so him and Kieta could be a great start for us in this window.
          • Fekir? who tf is he
            • I thought the same Red but he's highly regarded by all accounts, if he has the same impact that VVD and Salah have had, which most people seem to think he will, then it's happy days for us.
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Simply Red commented on Warrior18's blog post Palace, 20-09-18 (A) PL
"Warrior, it's Keita not Kieta . Anyway I go along with your team but the front 3 must stay for now no need to rest them unless we ahead at the break then throw on Studge and Shaq"
1 hour ago
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Palace, 20-09-18 (A) PL
"There is a case for keeping the same team. Trent A-A's crossing was a bit erratic against the Hammers but he has had less time than the others to get match sharp and another week's training should help him. His speed against Zaha would be useful and…"
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Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Westham, 12-08-18, PL (H)
"What a gem Kieta is and i'll throw Shaqiri into that bracket as well, two big players for us this season i feel. All credit to milner, he's want's a first team spot badly, he could easily just sit on the bench and be a bit part player but no, he's l…"
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Westham, 12-08-18, PL (H)
"It looks like Lovren will be out for a few weeks so a great chance for Gomez to give Klopp a head ache. I'm praying Gomez takes this chance as i'm convinced Lovren's next disaster is just around the corner. Gomez isin't perfect but i just feel more…"
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Fekir
"Sage you old dog, Shaqiri will be a cracking player for us mate, surely you can see that by now??????"
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Fekir
"I recall thinking to myself when he was coming on yesterday "look at the determination on his face". He couldn't wait to get on and do his thing and for me he hasn't put a foot wrong since he joined. A great signing and i feel he's going to be a big…"
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Fekir
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Old Sage commented on Warrior18's blog post Fekir
"Hello everyone.  Fekir not coming in is a shame, but, he failed the physical.  We got XS (I'll call him Excess from now on) instead.  I will not comment negatively on Excess again until he leaves or becomes a locker room problem.  Promise! No finger…"
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Westham, 12-08-18, PL (H)
"The busy preseason obviously worked, we were up to speed straight away. What impressed me was how our tempo didn't tail off by much towards the end of the game, something we've been guilty of in the past. The passing was quick and accurate, on the w…"
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Westham, 12-08-18, PL (H)
"It was a perfect start, 4-0 and no apparent injuries. You got your wish Warrior with Gomez at last getting a chance in central defence and I thought he did well, making numerous interceptions and distributing quickly and incisively. He will face big…"
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Westham, 12-08-18, PL (H)
"How comfortable was that, great start and what a bench. Wini was excellent, not sure whats happened with him but thankfully it has, Milner excellent as well. Arnold's crossing was way off today which is unlike him, hopefully a one off.
I can see a l…"
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Westham, 12-08-18, PL (H)
"Looks like we can add Lovren to the injury list for this game and a late decision will be made on Arnold. Seems my team could look completely different tomorrow but i think we can be assured the likes of Allisson, VVD, Robertson, Kieta, Salah, Mane…"
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Westham, 12-08-18, PL (H)
"I think Phillips has surprised everyone. He wasn't even the most promising central defender in the U23's last season, that was Masterson. However an injury to Masterson gave him a chance in pre-season and he certainly took it. When he firat came int…"
Aug 11
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Fekir
"It seems the Fekir deal breaking down was purely medical according to james pearce of the Echo and if true we may have dodged a bullet there. Would have been a great signing but i reckon we're all very happy with the squad we have regardless."
Aug 11
Warrior18 commented on Uncle's blog post Transfers - The Final Ins and Outs at LFC
"Been our best window in many many years but i'll be a bit greedy and say i would have liked a first choice CB to partner VVD as well but beggars can't be choosers i suppose. I agree, i think Shaqiri will be a great signing for us and at 13mill what…"
Aug 10