Liverpool v West Ham Sunday 12th Aug 13.30

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  • #1661470
    nediarb2
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    Early, I know, but somebody had to do it. Can’t wait to see the new Liverpool in competitive action. There are a couple of questions about the line up due to the world cup. I’m guessing
    Alisson
    TAA VVD ??? Robbo
    Faby Naby ???
    Sadio Bobby Mo

    So who”s going to partner big Virg? and who’s the third midfielder? What about the bench? Any thoughts on the opponents? Strengths? Weaknesses?
    I can’t remember looking forward to a season this much for decades. Allez!

    #1661471
    Red Herring
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    With TAA returning late from the WC, I would guess that Clyne is more likely to get the RB berth. Not sure on the other CB…. on the basis of Matip getting an injury, Lovren very late back from WC (today), never too sure on Gomez and his best position, then could well be Klavan. In spite of him never really convincing the fans, Klopp never has a problem in slotting him in whenever others are missing. If Naby and Faby are in (both new boys), then think he’ll go for the stability of a reliable old-timer beside them i.e. Milner

    #1661479
    nediarb2
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    Good shout re Milner, and I think you’re probably right about Klavan too. You’d still hope that team would be too good for WHU with all due respect

    #1661490

    redsforever
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    I think klavan will partner Vvd and Gini will complete the midf trio.

    #1661491

    redsforever
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    Klavan vs arnautovic. Should we be worried

    #1661500
    Rob Fort Worth TX
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    I think Klavan will get the nod ahead of Gomez and it’ll be Milner alongside Naby and Fab.

    Would love to see Shaqiri as the 10 tho with Keita and Fab behind and then the three musketeers up top. Just don’t think Klopp will risk the line up in the first league game and he’ll likely put Milner in the engine room.

    #1661550

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    Soooooo excited… I think Mili, Kaita, and Fabs in the middle with Shaqiri coming in seconf half would be amaxing. I would like to see Gomez partner big Virg., but it will most likely be Klavan the rest are kinda given..
    What about D Studs he should also get some game tume considering amzing form right now….

    #1661571
    mwake
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    Nice to have good options in midfield what a refreshing feeling. In fact nice to have options all over the pitch. Wasnt long ago we were debating Balotelli and that 35-year-old guy we bought from Southampton. Same goes for defence, it’s getting better all over the pitch. Well done Mr Klopp, I’m glad he is getting the patience he needs to overhaul this squad. I still think he needs another season after this to get it perfectly balanced and then we will see a properly balanced outfit.

    Can we win the league this year? Its possible but we have to turn a lot of those draws that we had last season into wins.

    As for the game I haven’t kept tabs on West Ham this summer, we should beat them but they may be a little fitter than us as not many of their players have been to the WC compared to us. It’s hard to give judgement on this game, because of WC players and new guys. Sometimes it can take a while to get players to gel. So if we lose or draw I will be disappointed but not angry and completely downbeat long term wise. What I love about Klopp is that he has that Alex Ferguson attitude (cough, spit) that if we lose we bounce back and go on long unbeaten runs. My prediction is 2-1 win.

    Alisson

    Clyne – Klavan – VVD – Roberston

    Fabinho – Milner – Keita

    Mane – Firmino – Salah

    #1661580
    Rob Fort Worth TX
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    Agree on the line up mwake; won’t be far off that.

    I also agree that the game will be a close affair. West Ham have also improved their personnel. Wilshire, Diop, Anderson, Yarmolenko and Fabianski (one or two others too I believe).

    It absolutely would not surprise me to see a draw from this but think we’ll edge it.

    #1661862
    nediarb2
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    Milly injury a worry

    #1661864

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    Firstly let me say that this is a must win game for Liverpool, and I expect nothing less.

    Secondly, West Ham are very dangerous with a new manager and several new players, Liverpool have to be very careful in this game. Conversely with so many new players, our opponents may not have gelled yet, but you never know.

    As for the the team that will start, I think it will be the starting lineup from yesterday – except maybe Klavan instead of Gomez

    #1662005

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    I expect to beat them comfortably. We have a much stronger squad. I don’t think West will be dangerous. Just go and and do what Klopp likes to do, be relentless with our pressing and our attacking. I expect that we will beat them by at least two goals.

    #1662008

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    We haven’t even kicked off the season and already we are having must win games.

    I am feeling sorry for the hammers they will be bottom of the league on goal difference come Sunday

    #1662026
    Number8wasgr8
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    More than confident we will win this game. The Hammers have improved & can’t be taken lightly but we have a hell of a team & I’d be very disappointed if we don’t get the 3 points. 2-0 to kick off the campaign. Lets get ready to rrrruuummmbbbbllleeee.

    #1662158

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    West ham have to many players to integrate so early in the season so fully expect us to win

    In the midfield 3, it Be fabhino, keita and Shaqiri for me.

    Usual 3 up front

    Expect us to start on fire.

    #1662160

    Sean the sailor
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    I actually don’t think fabhino will start. I think winji will

    All our players look really sharp and fit and we are going into the season in great shape

    #1662337

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    Sean, I am with you, Fab will start on the bench, and I also seem to be in the minority as I think Gomez will partner VVD.

    #1662338
    Scouser in exile
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    My West Ham supporting neighbours tell me that they fully expect at least 3-0 to us but if we were to win by a bigger margin they won’t be inviting me to any more BBQ’s, I’m in a quandry I expect a bigger win that that but they do have good BBQ’s any suggestions folks?

    YNWA RIP the 96

    #1662388
    mwake
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    I’m loving VVD, Keita and Roberston before we used to play teams and get bullied, not no more. Add in aggressive pressers Firminio and Mane and Shaqiri and we have character all over now.

    What ever happens it will be an explosive first game I think!

    #1662443
    MrMakaveli
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    I too will be disappointed if we don’t win convincingly. Let’s not beat around the bush, first game or not, we should be winning these.

    3-0

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