August 9, 2018 at 1:34 pm #1663639
Rob Fort Worth TXParticipant
macattack, more chance of me starting than Lallana. Hasn’t shown anything (fitness/form) in pre season.August 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm #1663745
Hope you’re right Rob!August 9, 2018 at 5:53 pm #1663836
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!August 9, 2018 at 6:12 pm #1663861
Fabinho muscle strain injury doubt for the weekendAugust 9, 2018 at 6:14 pm #1663862
Fabinho muscle strain, injury doubt for sunday. Hendo may have to playAugust 9, 2018 at 6:15 pm #1663863
Rob Fort Worth TXParticipant
I can see our mid being Wij, Keita and Shaq Sunday.August 10, 2018 at 5:50 am #1664033
If fabinho is out i think the midf will be gini milner keita.August 10, 2018 at 6:30 am #1664034
I can’t see Milner playing, tough as he is, how’s he going to head the ball?August 10, 2018 at 8:42 am #1664062
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.August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am #1664064
Presser will be this afternoon so will hear from Klopp updated injury/fitness news.
My predicted team….
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.August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am #1664065
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 🙂August 10, 2018 at 8:58 am #1664069
Have you ever had 15 stitches in your head?August 10, 2018 at 9:10 am #1664073
Not personally 6 is my max, but there are players that have, and played with head protection.August 10, 2018 at 9:20 am #1664083
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.August 10, 2018 at 9:24 am #1664084
Why would we make Milner play with 15 stitches in his head when there’s other options?
The likelihood of him playing is slim.August 10, 2018 at 10:13 am #1664111
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.August 10, 2018 at 11:05 am #1664150
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.”August 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm #1664172
Sean the sailorParticipant
no point playing milner.
winji, keita and shaq for me.
very confident we will turn up and perform and get a good resultAugust 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm #1664289
It’s excruciating that we’re playing on the Sunday.August 10, 2018 at 5:29 pm #1664320
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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