September 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm #1781500
With City not playing until tea time that day it gives us a great chance to extend the gap and put a wee bit of pressure them with a tricky trip to Carrow Road.
Our visitors, Newcastle, have started their new season in typical Newcastle style; a little all over the place. Only one win so in all comps which was satisfying win at Spurs.
The last time we played this lot at home was Boxing Day running out 4-0 winners with goals from Lovren, Mo, Shaq and Fab. Starting Xi that day: Alisson, Trent, van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Firmino, Mane, Salah and Shaqiri.
The internationals will have a bearing on who starts this so I expect Fab and Milner to definitely start with maybe Ox or even Lallana. Gomez may get a start too. Usual trio up top.
I expect nothing than a 4 or 5-0 win here.September 9, 2019 at 8:39 pm #1781535
I think it be tighter then that rob but fully expect us to win mateSeptember 10, 2019 at 10:10 am #1781605
I see changes for this game.
Brazil play Peru, in Peru, at 4am Thurs morning.
Fabinho and Firmino will get back sometime Friday afternoon and with the match on Sat as an early kick off I can see both these rested in prep for the Napoli and Chelsea games.
Shaq, Mane and Salah all didn’t travel with their international teams instead staying with Liverpool. I can see all 3 starting. Matip and Milner stayed at the club so I see both of them starting.
Not knowing of any knocks etc my predicted team to be..
TAA, Matip, VVD, Robbo
Ox, Hendo, Milner
Shaq, Salah, Mane
There’s also an argument to be made for change of formation similarly to how we did around this time last year,
TAA, Matip, VVD, Robbo
Shaq, Hendo, Milner, Origi
This would almost be a 2-4-4 when in possession.
Can defo see changes for this game.September 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm #1781909
Some discussion about our throw in coach very interesting. Klopp again ahead of the game.September 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm #1781993
Brazil lost to Peru 1-0 in Los Angeles yesterday. Bobby played an hour and Fab played the last half hour. Fully expect these two not to start Saturday but wouldn’t be surprised to see Bobby start.September 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm #1782000
Was off by a day there 😂
Still think they’ll be rested for this game.September 11, 2019 at 7:43 pm #1782022
I think they will start. Well one of them in anyway but I’d like to see Jurgen change it and Shaqiri get a runSeptember 11, 2019 at 8:07 pm #1782025
Shaq turned down the international game to stay behind and train.
Id be very surprised if he doesn’t start.September 12, 2019 at 8:15 am #1782055
Hendo & Gini played both international games so I think Fahbino may start alongside Milner.
We dont have another option at left back so has to be Robbo so i would think we will line up something like
Gomez, Matip, VVD, Robbo
Ox, Fab, Milner
Shaq, Salah, ManeSeptember 12, 2019 at 9:14 am #1782069
Hendo played Tue evening in London. Don’t think it’s too much of a stretch for him to play in Liverpool on Saturday.
Was good to hear neither Fabinho nor Bobby played the full game but there’s a considerable amount of travel to factor in.
I’m not sure Newcastle requires an out and out defensive midfielder either.
It’s good to be in the situation where we have such strong options.September 12, 2019 at 1:34 pm #1782161
I would give VVD a rest with Gomez deputising for him.September 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm #1782178
captkirk, in the ideal world, yes, but ALL of our centre backs need an organizer next to them. Neither Lovren, Matip or Gomez have the leadership that Virgil has and even tho the likes of Joelinton don’t get the service they need he’s still a handful and he would relish coming up against a back line with VVD. Start with Virgil and if the came is out of Newcastle’s hands completely on the hour mark then bring him off (unlikely to happen).September 12, 2019 at 4:36 pm #1782207
You are right Rob, but if we consider how Matip has been playing it would be a good thing to partner him with Gomez, because there is a distinct possibility that he now take on some organisational responsibility. If we never give him a chance we’ll never know.
Gomez also needs to start some games for his development. If VVD gets injured we’ll throw him into action against tougher opposition and that can be detrimental to our aims for the season.September 12, 2019 at 5:11 pm #1782216
Newcastle shouldn’t be taken lightly, I think they got a positive away t Spurs which isnt easy. I would like to see Shaq or Ox come into the team and would love a run out for Brewster if we go 3 or 4 up. Listened to the Blood Red podcast and it seems Brewster is being moulded into the Firmino role with regard to unselfish play.
I admit I dont know much about Newcastle, who are the danger men for them? But regardless we should beat this team at home. We might be a little rusty after the international break so instead of a clean sheet I think the score will be 4-1
AK – That throw in video was definitely more interesting than I expected it to be thanks for posting that 🙂September 12, 2019 at 7:12 pm #1782248
We must take each match seriously to avoid unpleasant results.September 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm #1782274
Pinez, is that what’s on the side of a box of Swan Vestas?September 13, 2019 at 9:26 am #1782328
mwake yes very interesting the stats for us retaining possession from throw ins is a huge improvement every little helps & when the margins between winning & losing are so slim we have to take advantage in any way we can.
Hats off to Klopp for bringing the coach in when some (idiot) ridiculed.September 13, 2019 at 11:37 am #1782378
Easy team selection for me, pick our usual strongest eleven tomorrow, and for every Premier League game, and leave rotation for the cups.
Having said this, if it is going really well, I’d give some of our subs even a whole half of playing time. I’m talking about Shaqiri, Origi, Milner and Ox here.
As always we must never underestimate our opponents, and give them the utmost respect, but still aim to crush them and finish the game off before half-timeSeptember 14, 2019 at 11:36 am #1782565
Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Mane, Origi.
Coupla changes made as most of us predicted. Surprised not to see Shaq start. It’s clear now Origi is very much first choice sub for the front 3.
Nice to see Ox come in for a game where we will prob need to break down a deep defence. Seriously strong bench.September 14, 2019 at 12:03 pm #1782572
Disappointed about Shaqiri. Would have liked to see him
Start. Rated him better then Origi but fully trust klopp
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