Liverpool v West Ham Sunday 12th Aug 13.30

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    Rob Fort Worth TX
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    macattack, more chance of me starting than Lallana. Hasn’t shown anything (fitness/form) in pre season.

    #1663745
    macattack
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    Hope you’re right Rob!

    #1663836

    bofa
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    Rob, I have a theory on Lallana and I hope to be proven right! Every time he comes back from injury, it has taken a long time for him to get back to his level. Unfortunately, on a couple of occasions, he has just started to peak and he got injured again.

    He needs time but also needs to stay injury free. If he gets time, he’ll be fine…. I think!

    #1663861

    hairyharry
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    Fabinho muscle strain injury doubt for the weekend

    #1663862

    hairyharry
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    Fabinho muscle strain, injury doubt for sunday. Hendo may have to play

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    Rob Fort Worth TX
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    I can see our mid being Wij, Keita and Shaq Sunday.

    #1664033

    redsforever
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    If fabinho is out i think the midf will be gini milner keita.

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    nediarb2
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    I can’t see Milner playing, tough as he is, how’s he going to head the ball?

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    Paxman
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    There has been a few factors that have helped Lovren, 1. Having a regular world class CB partner. 2. Robertson. 3. Midfield protection 4. Not having to have 5 pain killing injections before playing.

    In the past there was always a mix and match CB pairing, which puts extreme pressure on the backline.

    Moreno used to get caught out so regular that Lovren was always thinking he might have to cover that spot.

    The midfield has been far better at covering that backline

    For ages Lovren was playing through injury having injections before every game, but we needed him so he played through the pain, many people having a go at Lovren are the same people that had a go at Sturridge and said he should play through pain even it it did affect his form. So you can’t have it both ways, we always say we would support any player that gives 100% and that is something Lovren has definitely done, so people should get off his back.

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    gingerlfc
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    Presser will be this afternoon so will hear from Klopp updated injury/fitness news.

    My predicted team….
    Becker
    TAA, Gomez, VVD, Robbo
    Fabinho/Hendo, Wij, Kieta
    Salah, Firmino, Mané

    Only question marks I have are over right back and holding midfielder. Dependant on fitness.

    #1664065

    Paxman
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    ned – It is called a head band, most players wear them when they have a head cut, it is not a new thing they have been used for years 🙂

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    nediarb2
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    Have you ever had 15 stitches in your head?

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    Paxman
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    Not personally 6 is my max, but there are players that have, and played with head protection.

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    threeps
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    Winjaldum had a slow early preseason but looked very energetic in the last two games. He played dm against Napoli and it wouldn’t surprise me if he did again on Sunday with Milner and Keita ahead of him.

    I expect Gomez in the centre and TAA at right back but that depends on fitness. Rest of the team picks itself. Shaq on the bench.

    #1664084

    gingerlfc
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    Why would we make Milner play with 15 stitches in his head when there’s other options?

    The likelihood of him playing is slim.

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    MrMakaveli
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    Couldn’t they add some of those glue bands around the cut area to stop it being stretched? Then the headband over it to limit that even further. It has only been a week since he got those stitches though? If it had been 2 weeks then it might have healed enough to have some strength in it.

    I guess it’ll come down to just how secure they can make the area because they can’t risk tearing the stitches. Shame, we could really use him.

    #1664150

    gingerlfc
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    KLopp on players….

    “Fabinho is clear. He had a scan but the check was clear. Then he felt ill so we sent him home again and I haven’t seen him again. We will see.

    “We will see about the England boys and Dejan. They are all in different shape. Trent has had longer, which is good. Hendo is full of power but hasn’t been back long. It’s Hendo though, you always think about him.

    “Dejan is unavailable for the weekend.”

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    Sean the sailor
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    no point playing milner.

    winji, keita and shaq for me.

    very confident we will turn up and perform and get a good result

    #1664289
    MrMakaveli
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    It’s excruciating that we’re playing on the Sunday.

    #1664320

    bofa
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    Forecasting the centre midfield this week really isn’t easy. I think Gomez will partner VVD and TAA will be picked over Clyne.

    The forward 3 will be as expected but the CM could be made up of a large number of players. I’d say the only one guaranteed will be Keita. Hendo and Milner are likely to be okay so I’d say one of the will start. Even though Wiji has looked good in pre-season, I think he may start with Shaqiri as one of the three.

    I’d guess Keita, Shaqiri and Hendo. The great thing is that we have Wiji, Milner, Fabinho, Lallana and Fabinho that can slot into the positions too…. a hell of a lot better options than last year.

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