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Porto, 14-02-18 (A) CL

Could this be the biggest game of our season so far? I always say our next game is the biggest. Porto have an amazing home record as i'm sure you've all read about, runaway leaders in their lge this season and flying high in confidence but this is probably their toughest game yet this season. A great sign for us about the win against the saints is we weren't brilliant but still won comfortably away to one of our bogey teams, i'm sure all minds were on this game.

I dont see any reports of fresh injuries so we should be at full strenght, i dont forsee many changes from the team that beat the saints, maybe Lallana to start alongside Chamberlain and Hendo, i would bring in Lovren for Matip but other than these changes i think the team will look something like this, 

                                                                      Karius

                                             Arnold      VVD       Lovren    Robertson

                                                                      Hendo

                                                       Chamberlain     Lallana

                                                      Salah       Firmino    Mane  

I think this is near enough our best team right now, i know Hendo and Lallana haven't had much game time recently but i would rather have them in my side than Wijnaldum and Milner, one is too inconsistent and the other too slow although has CL experience so maybe Klopp might opt for Milner. Best of luck RedMen.

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  • It's a great result and should see us into the quarter finals, did we even get out of 3rd gear, Hendo and Milner were excellent as was Robertson. When we see results like this we ask ourselves how in gods name did swansea and westbrom beat us, very frustrating and until we can eradicate those type of results there will always be that doubt but lets just enjoy tonight and hope for many more like it.
  • This is absolutely excellent! 5-0. Mane Hattrick. Salah scored his 30th. Firmino scored. This can allow us to rotate in the second leg if needed and rest players in order to focus on the league games. We have a 10 day break which I'm not thrilled about as we very often drop points and put in a lethargic performance when there's a break. West Ham are not in the best form but we need to keep winning to keep pressure on teams around us. Let's see out the second leg at Anfield and look forward to a CL quarter final!
    • I think we can be very confident of winning our next 3 games which are all at home against westham, newcastle and porto, can't wait for our next away game, Manure.
  • So happy Mane got a hat-trick, hopefully that will get the goals flowing in the league now. Milner, and in fact the whole midfield, was so dominant, our defence only had a handful of dangerous situations to deal with. Klopp got his selection and tactics spot on and the players performed to the right level. As good as you can ask for from a European away leg.
    • That should kickstart Mane's season and what a time for that to happen, the run-in. His confidence will have been boosted 100% after tonight and that's all it's been with him, confidence i feel, i'm not having all this talk he's been off form because of what Salah and Firmino have been doing, part of the reason maybe but certainly not all of it, he'd be an extremely vain man if he was jealous of his teammates, i can only think of one player who would be that vain and he used to play for manure.
      • The one thing I liked most was Mane's third goal. He could've passed to a better placed player as he still had the keeper to beat but instead he took on the responsibility and smashed the ball home himself. Had that been earlier in the season he would've either passed the ball or sent it over the bar. The fact he felt confident enough to wallop the ball from outside the area, on target, shows how much more confident he was feeling at that point. Let's hope he carries that confidence into the Premier League.
  • Going good so far. 2-0 at halftime. I'm missing the game but hopefully we keep them out and maybe add another goal but I would snatch you hand off to take a 2-0 lead to Anfield!
    • That was a near perfect first half for a European game, I'm fully expecting us to concede five in the second half to return us to Liverpool normality.
  • Great shout Uncle/Huytonian on the Milner/Wijnaldum midfield, we know Milner will be solid but Wijnaldum worries me, his recent form though gives hope he'll have a good game.
    • I thought thee Milner/Wijnaldum combination would make us more solid in midfield but what surprised me was how good those two were going forward.as well. Possibly their best games for Liverpool. Also how good is Andy Robertson! Is there a better left back in the PL? I can't think of one especially since he has got his crosses back on track.
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lanoisseforp commented on Warrior18's blog post Southampton, 22-09-18 (H) PL
"This is the team the Gaffer is putting out today: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Salah, Shaqiri, Mané, Firmino. It should be interesting for Shaqiri since this is his first start of the season."
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Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Southampton, 22-09-18 (H) PL
"Same front three (quite predictable), one change in midfield - Shaqiri for Milner (understandable) - and Matip for Gomez in defence (a change I didn't see coming)."
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lanoisseforp commented on Warrior18's blog post PSG, 18-09-18, (H) CL
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Uncle commented on Uncle's blog post 'I think I've got something in my eye...'
"It's not always easy to tell who or what is moving in a specific direction, or with how much force, in a static image so I wouldn't rule out the possibility he was trying to push/hit/hold back Firmino but on the specific accusation that he meant to…"
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Simply Red commented on Uncle's blog post 'I think I've got something in my eye...'
"I’m not so sure it was accidental seeing that he swung his left arm across his body to make contact as his right arm already had a go to block Firmino and he couldn’t do much more with it at that moment. Why the face anyway?"
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Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Southampton, 22-09-18 (H) PL
"In previous seasons this would be exactly the kind of game we'd lose - we'd beat all the big boys then go soft on a lesser team. I think Klopp will be livid if we do that this time as he's tried to make us more consistent. Because of that I'd expect…"
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The games are coming thick and fast now with the latest being a visit from the saints. Great win over PSG the other night, delighted we got one over on that idiot neymar but i'm sure they'll be looking for revenge in the home tie. Anyway, on to this…
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Uncle commented on Uncle's blog post 'I think I've got something in my eye...'
"I think it was genuinely accidental but after seeing these pictures it makes it seem more remarkable that Firmino went on to score the winning goal against PSG just days later.
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lanoisseforp commented on Warrior18's blog post Spurs, 15-09-18, PL (A)
"I caught the end tail of the game about 10 minutes remaining because it was an early game and I was in the US. I was not getting up at 7 AM time after a night before with beer :D I was delighted that we took the three points away from Wembley."
Wednesday
lanoisseforp commented on Uncle's blog post 'I think I've got something in my eye...'
"Those are nasty pictures to look at. Was it intended or just accidental?"
Wednesday
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post PSG, 18-09-18, (H) CL
"Look forward to it Sage, hope your doing well."
Wednesday
Old Sage commented on Warrior18's blog post PSG, 18-09-18, (H) CL
"Great game! The mouth that roared played a terrible game. Neymar should be ashamed. Tablet broke and I don't get to use laptop often. Blog coming 1 Oct!"
Wednesday
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post PSG, 18-09-18, (H) CL
"I expect Salah is feeling a bit frustrated at the moment, given his form, but the TV footage was a bit misleading. His initial reaction to Firmino's goal was to throw his hands in the air, something that was difficult to see because of Klopp's runni…"
Wednesday
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post PSG, 18-09-18, (H) CL
"It was a cracking game, Robertson is fast becoming a fan favourite, brilliant player as is Arnold who i thought was excellent tonight also. What's your take on Salah's reaction after Firmino scored the winner, i'm not sure what way to take it, he ob…"
Tuesday
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post PSG, 18-09-18, (H) CL
"That was a proper European game. When PSG equalised I doubted we'd even get a draw, to be honest. We deserved at least a draw though, our midfield was fantastic throughout - as were our fullbacks - and we limited PSG to relatively few chances. Sturr…"
Tuesday
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post PSG, 18-09-18, (H) CL
"Excellent 1st half, i want to see Keita and Firmino on, Studge and Hendo to make way and Shaqiri to get at least the last 20."
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