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Westham, 12-08-18, PL (H)

Couldn't wait any longer so here we go, start of the new season and we kick off with a visit from the hammers. We've added some real quality during the summer (how good does Shaqiri look) and i think we're all very possitive about the coming campaigne. 

For me the team is obvious but for one midfield possition as in does Hendo, Millner, Wini or Shaqiri start? imo it's between Wini and Shaqiri with Kieta and Fabinho being the other two. My preference would be Shaqiri who i think has…

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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…

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Brighton, 13-05-18 (H) PL

Can't believe the Lge season is over, how quickly did that go. I also can't believe that we're in a possition whereby we need at least a point here to secure 4th but that's where we find ourselves.

As always i feel the team picks itself with the exception of the RB position, i'm twixed between Arnold and Clyne but i'm going to choose Clyne as i think Klopp will start him in the CL final, so the team i expect to see is,

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Chelsea, 06-05-18 (A) PL

We should never be in the position whereby we need a point here and to beat Brighton or to win the CL in order to have CL football next season, should have been wrapped up long ago but that's Liverpool for ye, never the easy way, moan over.

The team again picks itself i feel which is not a good thing, we need to be very busy during this summers transfer window, i won't mention the players i'd like to see leave, you know who they are. We win the CL and i reckon we'll have our pick of…

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Roma, 02-05-18, 2nd Leg, Semi final, CL (A)

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet as this game needs no words and the team kinda picks it's self. We're in a great position where we can even afford to lose and still make the final, a nice early goal would destroy them and could make for a comfortable night for us.

                                                           Karius   

                                      Arnold    Lovren  VVD   Robertson

                                         Milner     Hendo   …

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Stoke, 28-04-18 (H) PL

Fantastic result on tuesday night, one foot in the final but still 90minutes to go, that game is for another day, right now we have to beat stoke, it's getting a bit too close for comfort that top4 so we need all 3 points here to ease the pressure on ourselves. People are saying we should rest players for wednesday night but they have short memories as in we rested players against the baggies and look what happened, our best 11 here and sod resting players. 

Big blow losing Chamberlain…

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Roma, 24-04-18, CL, SF, 1st leg (H)

Onto the big one now folks, disappointing result at the weekend and i say that only because we were 2-0 up at one stage but thats history now. I think the team picks itself and as far as i can see there's no new injury concerns from the westbrom game.

                                                            Karius

                                       Arnold     Lovren   VVD  Robertson

                                         Milner    Hendo   Chamberlain

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Westbrom, 21-04-19 (A) PL

This game is killing me trying to 2nd guess what team Klopp might put out. For me we play our strongest 11 available, try and get the game won within an hour and then rest some players in preperation for our semi final on tuesday night. I think we need to keep this winning momentum going, we've seen what happens this week with the likes of spurs and manure when you play a weakened team, granted we have a few points cushion on chelsea but manure slipping up against the baggies has given us a…

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Bournemouth, 14-04-18 (H) PL

No rest for the wicked for me, as far as i can see we have no knew injuries from the city game so i'd like to see our strongest team start, have to keep the momentum going and we still need to nail down a top4 finish. same team as against city with maybe Hendo coming in for wijnaldum.

                                                  Karius

                             Arnold    Lovren   VVD   Robertson  

                               Chamberlain   Hendo   Milner

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City, 10-04-18, CL, QF, 2nd leg (A)

I guess both City and ourselves very much were thinking about this game given the weekends results, how City lost that game is a mystery and as for our result in the derby, well, at least we got a point despite it being a really bad performance, anyway, onto this massive game for both clubs.

From what i can gather we should be at full strenght with Salah and Robertson seemingly winning their fitness battles and should be available. Obviously no Hendo as he's banned, not sure on the…

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Everton, 07-04-18 (A) PL

Great result against city but the job is only half done, before the 2nd leg we have the big derby to deal with. I think we should see a few changes here, idealy we should rest at least two of our front 3 and bring in Solanke and Ings but will Klopp take such a gamble in a derby game. Arnold had a great game against city but might Klopp rest him and bring Clyne in. Robertson could also do with a rest, might Klopp bring Moreno in. Hendo will certainly play as he's banned for the 2nd leg…

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City, 04-04-18, CL, QF, 1st leg (H)

Thankfully an ugly win against palace keeps the momentum going as we welcome the visit of city in our biggest game of the season so far. A poor performance on saturday but i'm guessing they all had one eye on this game, still managed to get 3 points so all is forgiven.

I was very surprised that Clyne didn't play any part on saturday so i'm wondering will Klopp start him here or will he Keep faith in Arnold, for me you can't beat experience so that's why i'm putting Clyne and Milner in…

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Palace, 31-03-18 (A) PL

Back to normal now and the serious stuff of the run-in. These team in a relagation battle are always dangerous but the way we were playing before the dreaded international break i can't see anything other than a win here. Seems our only casualties are Gomez and Can,otherwise we're at full strenght. 

As usual it's the midfield that's hard to predict but mine would be Hendo, Chamberlain and Lallana. My back 4 would be Arnold, Lovren, VVD and Robertson. Some are calling for some players…

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Watford, 17-03-18 (H) PL

I think the only thing up for discussion here is the changes Klopp will make as surely 3 points are in the bag here. Lovren and Arnold had shockers last saturday so maybe he will bring in Gomez and Matip to play alongside VVD and Robertson. Hendo missed out last week so maybe he comes in to play alongside Can and Chamberlain. Front 3 of course picks itself, the team might look like this, 

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Manure, 10-03-18 (A) PL

It's rare that i really look forward to this game, not because i think their a better team, far from it, just the thought of them beating us is just too distressing, i, like most LFC supporters, detest them so them doing us over is a horrible thought but enough of that, we''l beat them, i can smell it. Anyway, onto the team.

I think the back 4 and front 3 pick themselves now, Arnold, VVD, Lovren, Robertson, Salah, Firmino and Mane, it's the midfield that's hard to predict but my…

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Porto, 06-03-18 (H) CL

We should see a few changes for this game but still have enough to see ourselves comfortably into the quarter finals. I think we might see the likes of Gomez, Matip, Moreno, Lallana, Solanke, Milner and maybe even Mignolet. With a 5-0 lead i reckon we can rest a few with a view to next weekends game against manure which could decide who finishes 2nd this season, pity palace couldn't do us a favour tonight, you just knew manure would get at least a draw but to win it from being 2 down is a…

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Newcastle, 03-03-18 (H) PL

Not sure if this game will be on due to the weather of course but sure we'll put the blog up anyway.

Looks like we basicaly have a full squad to choose from, appears Milner is carrying a knock and Wijnaldum has some kind of illness, other than that we're good to go. Lallana is fit and available but i would hold him back for the game against porto on tuesday night seen that that tie is done and dusted. My midfield would be Chamberlain, Can and Hendo with Hendo as our CDM. At the back if…

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Westham, 24-02-18 (H) PL

Seems like an age since our last game but thankfully it's all back to normal from tommorow with the visit from the hammers. I don't see any new injury concerns so we're pretty much at full strength, especially seen that clyne is back to full training, might we see him on the bench tommorow.

The midfield is always hard to call, i would like to see Chamberlain get more starts as i think he was showing great form when started regularly instead of coming on from the bench, i'm starting him…

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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…

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Southampton, 11-02-18 (A) PL

A potential bannana skin this one and for varius reasons, 1) the obvious, they'd love to get one over on us because we continue to poach their best players, VVD is in for dogs abuse here so lets hope he can handle it. 2) the pressure is on us now seen that spurs beat arsenal, the race for the top 4 positions is really hotting up now, can we handle the run in???

Gomez is ruled out through injury but that seems to be the only new injury concern. My back four would be Arnold, Lovren, VVD…

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Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"It's rare i get to see a game these day's but i caught this one and i thought we put in a bang average performance with some good moments. Thank god for the pen otherwise we could easily have dropped two points here and maybe kissed goodbye to our h…"
8 hours ago
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"I was doing some work at home so I planned on listening to the game on the radio. I then got a call from my technically illiterate Liverpool supporting mother - 'I've managed to get the game on the telly, will you watch it with me?' Considering my m…"
19 hours ago
Warrior18 commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"Spurs form in the CL has been excellent so they could overturn City but if i was to put money on it i would still opt for City. The other 3 ties i think ourselves, Barca and Juve will just about have too much for our opponets but of course anything…"
yesterday
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"Just going to make a slight adjustment to the team which i think makes sense, i'll take Milner out and put Lallana in, it seems Mane could be a doubt as well but i'll leave him in. Lallana looked very sharp recently and with Milners aging legs this…"
yesterday
lanoisseforp commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"We can forget our big result against Bayern because it’s not important anymore. This game against Fulham is number 31 and Man City will have a game in hand due to their FA Cup tie today which turned out to be a shambles with the officiating errors.…"
yesterday
lanoisseforp commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"Yes it's the last 8 and I wouldn't take advantage of Porto either and it's up to us to get it right to qualify for the semi-finals. I am glad corrupted Real Madrid were hammered in the second leg in the hands of Ajax. "
yesterday
Uncle commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"That would be my guess for the semifinals too, but like you say anyone who reaches this stage of the competition has a chance."
yesterday
Warrior18 commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"My attitude is at this stage of the comp all teams are there on merit so there won't be any easy games from now on. Porto was definitly the easier draw, on paper at least so we done well in that sense but they have a big insentive to up their game a…"
yesterday
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"Don't get me wrong, everything points to us winning this match hands down, in fact I'd say the only thing that is likely to lead to us losing is if any of the players go into this game thinking, not necessarily consciously, that the game is already…"
Saturday
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"I hope City do drop points, something which may happen as they get to the sharp end of the competitions they're still in, but if you go through their remaining league games one by one and ask yourself the likely winner of each it's not that hard to…"
Saturday
Huytonian commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"The lowest teams we have dropped points against are Leicester West Ham and Everton who are decent middle to upper table teams. We have won our games against the bottom teams so far this season (for a change) and I don't expect anything different tom…"
Saturday
Warrior18 commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"Totally agree and i by no means underestimate Fulham, like you said, it's all about attitude, we most certainly are the far superior team but have they got the right mentality for these games? they've dropped points already against these kind of tea…"
Saturday
Uncle commented on Warrior18's blog post Fulham, 17-03-19, PL (A)
"There is a very real possibility City could win all of their remaining games, their ability to score is much greater than the likelihood of them conceding at the moment, which means if we're going to at least stand a chance of winning the league we…"
Saturday
Uncle commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"Since we last played Porto we've adopted a more pragmatic style, not so free-flowing, so it's not like they'll know exactly what to expect. On paper, we should have enough to beat them but knock-out competitions can always throw up freak results so…"
Saturday
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This is almost a guarenteed 3points, can never be sure but very confident of a win here. Think we'll see Fabinho back from the start alongside Wijaldum and Milner, rest of the team picks itself.                                                       …
Friday
Huytonian commented on Uncle's blog post So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?
"I wanted to avoid a team with great wingers with Robertson suspended for the first leg.  I understand that Porto play 4-4-2 and there's no out and out winger in that system.  Klopp is right to sound cautious.  Porto cannot be as bad a team as we mad…"
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