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Liverpool vs Arsenal - Sat 5:30

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Dreambeliever, Aug 17, 2019.

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  1. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Random thought:
    If Klopp leaves Liverpool in the near future, I don't want to see Gerrard taking over.
    Former Liverpool midfielder and captain, coming back from a successful stint as manager of Rangers...
    Nope.
     
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    Squiggles Very Well-Known Member

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    Their front two are lethal.

    I'm fine with playing a conservative midfield if it means Adrian and the CB's get protected.

    ------------------Adrian-----------------
    -Trent-----Matip-------VVD------Robertson
    ------------------Fabinho--------------------
    --------Henderson-----Wijnaldum-----
    ----Salah--------Bobby---------Mane------

    With their attack now improved, it would be careless playing the open game we have against them in the past. We need to control this one as much as possible and take our chances.
     
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    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    This time we have a good week of preparation.  We have had success going at them before.. Should put them under pressure from the start.
     
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    moron i am legend Member

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    Ceballos looked very good, but kind of remind me of that guy watford have.  This gonna be a tricky fixture for us, eapecially with the way we are playing, its all very dodgy at the moment.
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    This is some kind of next level mind games shit. Or he's just scared.
     
  6. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss Well-Known Member

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    Scared because we’ll destroy them. We will play deeper than the last few games and pick them off.
     
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    Brizzle Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if we'll see Gomez at RB in this one. We seem to get suckered into this when playing a dangerous team and overlook the fact it kills the balance of our attack. Fabinho a must and I wouldn't be against seeing a fired up Hendo joining him. After one ok game Arsenal are creaming themselves over Ceballos - let's ruin him. Firmino loves playing Arsenal, hope he continues that run. This could be a 3-2/4-3 thriller (to either team).
     
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    Mystic Moderator Moderator

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    It's one of those weird games, everyone's shit scared of their undoubted quality, but if we press them high and attack fast, we strangle Ceballos and their midfield, and their awful defence gets sliced apart by Firmino, Mane and Salah, and Auba and Laca have their chances massively restricted, as they'll drop deep to help out their overloaded midfield.

    On the flip side, Ceballos is quick and smart, and can release a one two through ball, and Auba, Laca and Pepe could easily break our line, with only VVD and Gomez if he plays really able to track them.

    The choice between brave and conservative in these games is something I've never been able to figure out, Klopp seems to err on the adventurous side when at home, so I expect to see a barn storming performance, hopefully one where we completely shut out Arsenal, but it's a risky game.
     
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    Brizzle Well-Known Member

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    I think we'll be lucky that Pepe isn't yet deemed match fit and will start on the bench with Willock in the middle due to Ozil also not yet being fit. They always fold to our intensity in the middle, but they do have undeniable quality up top. Should be a belter.
     
  10. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    He's just having a laugh.
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Matip had been playing well and it'll be tough to drop him but I want Gomez's pace at CB.

    -------------------------- Adrian

    TAA ------- Gomez ------------- VvD --------- Robbo

    --------------------------- Fabinho

    -------------- Hendo ------------------- Gini

    Salah ------------------ Firmino ---------------- Mane

    Good safe team. I'd like to see Ox / Keita in there but don't see where as we know Klopp will start Hendo and Fabs is a certain starter at DM.
     
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    hmmmmm1 Very Active Member

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    Anfield will be rocking, being a 530 kick off.  I can see us destroying their defence.

    That said arse could do similar to us, if we give them chances like we did against norwich and saints and the that high line against this lot could be a death wish.   I am hoping the weeks rest, will pay dividends for us.
     
  13. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    How the fuck can anyone not want to play Ox against his old team?

    Look what Mane did last week?
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Probably the easiest line up to predict, so far:

    Adrian

    Trent
    Matip
    VD
    Robbo

    Fabs
    Hendo
    Wijnaldum

    Mane
    Firmino
    Salah
     
  15. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    I don't think playing his old team was a factor, Mane came back hungry and is in great shape.
    Also whats all this about not playing Hendo? Is it about him missing sitters every game?
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    So now you’re a Hendo fan, @Modo? :)
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    He's doing well in his new position that's all I'm saying. Wish he'd score though.
     
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  18. Aidan O' Neill

    Aidan O' Neill Well-Known Member

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    Mane played well because he's Mane, not because he was playing against Southampton.  
    Unless this is a massive whoosh, in which case well played.
     
  19. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    My team has Hendo in!
     
  20. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    I’m Manes biggest fan.

    But playing a player against his old club with a point to prove is never a bad idea.

    Add the fact Arsenal had midfielders running at them it’s a great shout in my mind
     
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