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Southampton, 17-08-19, PL (A)

Winning trophy's is becoming a habit and a good one at that, wasn't a great game with chelsea but a win is a win no matter how you get it and it's another piece of silverware in the cabinet so all good.

I'm taking it for granted that the team had today off so hopefully they'll have some sort of rest before this game as they did look tired on wednesday night.

I think the front 3 will start for sure, it's always the midfield that's tough to call, i think Wijnaldum may start with Fabinho and i would have picked Kieta but of course he's injured so it's a toss up between Hendo, Milner and Ox, i'd pick Ox but i reckon Klopp will stick with Hendo and i'm good with that. 

The back 4 could be tricky to call as well, will he stick with Gomez or bring Arnold in, will Matip partner VVD, we know Robbo will start for sure, it's a tough one to call but i'll go with Gomez, Matip, VVD and Robbo, sorry Arnold. Hopefully the super cup hero Adrian will be fit to go between the sticks.


                                                                  Gomez    Matip   VVD   Robbo

                                                                   Hendo   Fabinho   Wijnaldum

                                                                    Salah     Firmino   Mane

This team or similar should be good enough to take all 3 points here but like i said the boy's look a bit tired already, let's just get through this one with the points and try and rest some players after that, i think we have a week to prepare for the Arsenal game so we should be good to go for that, best of luck RedMen.

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  • Considering the circumstances that was a huge 3 points. We were poor in the first half but completely dominated the second until Adrian's mistake. I don't blame him too much as he was carrying an injury. Mane has started the season on fire and Oxlade-Chamberlain had a much better game playing in midfield. Another positive is that all 4 of our forwards have got off the mark after only 2 PL games.
  • Considering how badly that game could've gone, given the circumstances, I'm pretty chuffed with the result. I'm not too bothered about Adrian's mistake, when you're tired and have an injury it's easy to have a lapse of concentration, the main thing is we got away with it. This game was always about getting three points, not the performance, so I'm not going to pick holes in anyone's display. To be honest, if we'd got a draw I wouldn't have grumbled so coming away with the win, however we got it, is a real plus.
  • Not a great performance by all accounts but i think that was expected considering they only got back from Istanbul late on thursday, at the end of the day we got all 3 points and that's what matters most.
    We should be rested and ready for the visit of Arsenal next week which of course may well be a bigger test for us than Norwich or Southampton.
  • Oh well 3 points in the bag. Only saw the 2nd half but believe Saints did well in the first. The howler from Adrian was a howler for sure , it’s gave Saints belief after Liverpool dominating for much of the 2nd. Mo and Bobby missed a couple that could have gone in and then it could have been game over
  • I'm wondering if Klopp will want to rest those outfield players who played 120 minutes on Wednesday? He can't rest them all and I would expect Matip and VVD to continue - central defenders don't have to cover as much ground as their team mates. Otherwise Trent should be fresh while that would give a choice of 3 of Milner, Wijnaldum, Ox and Lallana in midfield. Up front Salah might be rested and replaced with Shaqiri. It all depends on how well the players are assessed to have recovered. I have to admit I'm a bit worried about this one. We will have to defend better and hope to sneak a goal or two at the other end.
  • Only the 2nd league match of the season and we have potential problems with the goal keeping position. It’s a crazy scenario and to think a fan is responsible which could cost points today if we have to play an old man or a kid.
  • I reckon the usual front three will start with either Henderson or Milner in midfield accompanied by Fabinho and Ox (he only did half a game and it looks like Klopp's trying to get games into him). I wouldn't be surprised to see a TAA, Gomez, VvD and Robertson backline. The goalkeeping situation is getting ridiculous now. We could potentially see a keeper in goal who last played for Rochdale in the league, if Adrian isn't fit. Having said that, I have no real idea how Andy Lonergan would do in the Premier League but the fact we're in this position is a bit mad. And the way Adrian got injured is nuts too, this pitch invading has to stop. Against Southampton we should have enough talent on the pitch, the question will be whether we fade towards the end.
    • Totally ridiculous the keeper situation for a club that just won the champions lge and made 100 mil from it. I think it's ridiculous we didn't strenghten in a number of areas but thats for another day. I think we'll see the saints have a right go here but like you say we should have enough quality on the pitch to get past them.
      • 3rd string keeper Lonergan to start for LFC against S'oton? Has Mignolet left LFC on loan or permanently?
        • He went on a permanent transfer to a Belgian club. Lonergan did ok against Sevilla in pre-season but hopefully Adrian will be fit so he won't be needed.
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"I think the green takes a little getting used to but I've seen the players wearing the shirt and it looks alright on them. The keeper shirt looks like a magic eye poster."
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Uncle commented on Jamie (admin)'s blog post Trophies :-)
"The Super Cup is bigger than I thought. I almost feel guilty that we've got all those and Everton have an empty cabinet."
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Warrior19 commented on lanoisseforp's blog post New Home Kits
"It's awful, won't be adding this to my collection."
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Warrior19 commented on Jamie (admin)'s blog post Trophies :-)
"Ah so jealous Jay, fantastic opportunity. Hope all is well with you and Gemma mate."
Jamie (admin) commented on lanoisseforp's blog post New Home Kits
"Not thrilled on the green trim, plain white and it'd be pretty nice"
Jamie (admin) commented on Jamie (admin)'s blog post Trophies :-)
"Fingers crossed"
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"Afraid not, absolutely killed me :("
lanoisseforp posted a blog post
 I don't know what to say about this new Home Kit and  the Goalkeeper Home Kit looks decent - ish.  
lanoisseforp commented on Jamie (admin)'s blog post Trophies :-)
"Very impressive! Did you get a chance to lift one of the trophies?"
Huytonian commented on Jamie (admin)'s blog post Trophies :-)
"You lucky man! They look very impressive. Let's hope there's an equally impressive display this time next year."
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I was lucky enough to spend some time with the trophies today, what a day!
Hope you guys are all well YNWA
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