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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #31605 on: August 18, 2015, 05:00:26 PM »
Henderson is a good player lads. I'm sick saying it. It's not his fault he's not Stevie G. He tries really hard, and his passing has improved. I read a stat last night that he has the most assists of any English player since last February or something like that, with 10. That's not bad considering Liverpool scored f**k all last season.

Yes he is a good player. Just making the observation that Liverpool's standard of play dropped off a good bit after he went off - didn't have anyone to really get on the ball in midfield and steady things.
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« Reply #31606 on: August 18, 2015, 05:47:07 PM »
Wasnt really aimed at you. More an observation. :)

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« Reply #31607 on: August 24, 2015, 02:13:42 PM »
Is there a game tonight?! I had to go to Page 3 to find this!

Lucas in the squad apparently, any word on Hendo?
Dunno bout ye but I'd take a draw right now.
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« Reply #31608 on: August 24, 2015, 02:21:31 PM »
Is there a game tonight?! I had to go to Page 3 to find this!

Lucas in the squad apparently, any word on Hendo?
Dunno bout ye but I'd take a draw right now.

This will be a pointer to how the first half of the year will go. I'm not hopeful, and would take a draw in a heartbeat. That said, you never know how the new lads will react, they may love this, as opposed to two games they would be expecting to win while still trying to bed into the team.


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« Reply #31609 on: August 24, 2015, 02:32:26 PM »
Hate Monday games,  would bite your hand off for a draw.  I think that this is a game that Lucas would excel in as the need to keep a very solid central spine and Lucas. Milner and hopefully Henderson would provide that.  Arsenal can over-run you if you are weak in MF.  I will throw out a curve ball here but I would hold Coutinho and Firmino for the first half.  I would go with a 4-5-1.  Same back 4 as has been playing, Lucas, Milner Hendo/Can in CM, Ibe RW and Moreno LW with Benteke up front on his own.  The pace of Ibe and Moreno on the break would be a great outlet and a MF 3 would keep the centre solid. 

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« Reply #31610 on: August 24, 2015, 02:51:27 PM »
Very bold BC1 and very risky. Like last year we'd be 3 down at HT before the boys came into game  ;)

I can't see him changing it too much but with Hendo's likely absence it will mean Can coming in.

I'd put Lucas in along side him and push Milner up where Ibe played. Not too many changes but same shape and Milner can work the wing.

Benteke will have to hold the ball up and keep Arsenal on back foot.

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« Reply #31611 on: August 24, 2015, 03:23:50 PM »
Lallana injured apparently, out for up to a month with thigh strain.

Could be a blessing in disguise as he wasn't offering much in the first couple of games but Rodgers seemed intent on persisting with him.

Gives Firmino a possibility of his first start.  Henderson doubtful also, wouldn't be surprised to see midfield three of Milner Can & Lucas.  Mad how they are considering letting Lucas leave without replacing him.

Would be happy with a draw tonight, can see us being under the cosh for a lot of the game
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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #31612 on: August 24, 2015, 03:24:40 PM »
Should we play the blanket defence, and hoof the ball onto the main street when we get it?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #31613 on: August 24, 2015, 04:13:01 PM »

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #31614 on: August 24, 2015, 04:13:50 PM »
Best of luck, you crazy, crazy bastard.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #31616 on: August 24, 2015, 07:41:44 PM »
Team: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez, Milner, Can, Lucas, Firmino, Coutinho, Benteke

Both Arse cb's out, remains to be seen whether this will be a good thing though!

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #31617 on: August 24, 2015, 08:46:28 PM »
All over em and can't score.
Will probably be beaten 1-0 now.
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« Reply #31618 on: August 24, 2015, 08:47:30 PM »
All over em and can't score.
Will probably be beaten 1-0 now.

yep - sounds about right

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #31619 on: August 24, 2015, 08:54:11 PM »
0-0 hammering. Friggin Benteke should have burst the top of the net with that one.   
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