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Porto Away - CL

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Dreambeliever, Apr 14, 2019.

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  1. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Some easy changes for Klopp.

    Lovren, Milner, Shaq.

    Nice to be able to go into this game without the pressure of the league being lost and knowing we have to win the CL
     
  2. FoxForceFive

    FoxForceFive Administrator Administrator

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    We don't have to win the CL, but doing the double will making the league win all the sweeter.

    I'll be very interested to see if he plays Shaq, I hope he does.
     
  3. keniget

    keniget Part of the Furniture Member

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    Klopp needs to make sure there is no hangover from this Chelsea game.

    Sometimes you see a bit of lethargy and complacency after a really big game. We're likely to get knocked out if there is any of that.

    Play our strongest team and put the tie to bed.
     
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    hmmmmm1 Very Active Member

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    Play a full team, keep the momentum
     
  5. FoxForceFive

    FoxForceFive Administrator Administrator

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    I don't think this side will suffer that way tbh, but it wouldn't surprise me if he goes with a very strong side anyway.
     
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    Bradley Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, wouldn't be keen on making changes to the back line or front 3 unless anyone is feeling off. Would give Hendo the night off. And all being well take 2 of the front 3 off with 30 minutes left in the game.
     
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    Salah is looking sharp for the run in
     
  8. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss Well-Known Member

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    I’d keep Salah and Manè in the team just keep in the goal scoring rhythm.
     
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  9. SummerOnions

    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Member

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    Gini has had a rest, so has Milner so they can start and Hendo can recover
     
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    moron i am legend Member

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    Yes .. rest Hendo for sure.  Play Gini in next game.
     
  11. FoxForceFive

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    If like Gini to have another game off ideally, if not Porto then Cardiff.

    We may only have a few matches left but he has played so many more minutes than the rest of the midfield that he could easily hit burn out again before the end of the season, & all being well we'll have at least a semi final against Barca or Utd as well as unglamorous, but must win league games, at least a couple of which you'd guess will end up tense tight affairs. I want him at his best & freshest for as much of that as possible.
     
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    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Member

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    True but at least they aren't  gonna all burn out like when we made it to Kiev with everyone else dead
     
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    Yep. We have four or five more players who can fill in adequately, if not at the same exact standard, whereas last season we had just a couple & even they felt like a huge step down.
     
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    rurikbird Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Shaq seems to be coming back into Klopp's good graces lately – I'd like to see him get a start in Portugal. I would rest Firmino and replace Matip with Lovren and also possibly TAA with Gomez. Need to think about the midfield – which one of Keita and Wijnaldum needs a rest more? How is Hendo's injury? At this point, I'll be happy with any combination of the 5 midfielders we have; it's hard to choose between them.

    4-3-3:
    -------------------Alisson-------------------
    Gomez---Lovren---Van Dijk---Robbo
    -------------------Hendo--------------------
    ----------Gini-------------Milner-----------
    ---Shaqiri-------Salah----------Mane---

    Subs: Mignolet, Matip, Trent, Fabinho, Keita, Firmino, Origi
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Yes I could go along with that team but swap Millie and Gini to give Gomez more protection. Not sure Jomez is good for 90 mins but definitely give him 60+ mins. I think Keita is almost certain to start against probably all of Cardiff, Huddersfield and Newcastle. Maybe not against Wolves where I'm sure Klopp will revert to Fab, Hendo and Milner.
     
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    That lame clearing header that went backwards should send him back to the dog house.
     
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    Naby will be running on adrenaline and should do both Porto (who will leave him gaps to run in to) and Cardiff (who will be compact).

    I'd do just one change but be ready for early subs if we can finish the tie in the first half. Players i'd prioritise resting would be Robbo, TAA and Bobby. We need to keep this professional and just get the job done and take foot off the gas. I imagine Klopp will throw Lovren into the mix but I'd hate this to be a heavy rotation from the start.

    ------------Alisson------------
    TAA---Matip--VVD--Robbo
    ------------Fabinho------------
    ------Millie--------Keita-------
    Salah-----Firmino----Mane
     
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    Keita's 24, not played much this season, has been an early sub the last three games, and most importantly is on form, no way he'll be tired, he should play again. His little burst of form is so well timed as it's allowing Wini and Millie some much needed rest which will help this month no end, in that vein, I'd also be tempted to rest Robbo again for this game.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Why should Matip rest?
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Fatigue isn't always based on how many times you've played in a season, it's also how many times in how many days. Which is why we need to rotate more that just the one Brizzle mentioned and maybe consider rotating Keita to keep him fresh for Cardiff.
     
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