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LIVERPOOL-----MAN CITY

VENUE: ANFIELD

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Liverpool (from): Reina, Finnan, Hyypia, Traore, Agger, Riise, Warnock, Luis Garcia, Gerrard, Alonso, Hamann, Kewell, Cisse, Crouch, Morientes, Dudek, Kromkamp.

Man City (from): James, Weaver, Mills, Sommeil, Dunne, Distin, Thatcher, Jordan, Richards, Ireland, Croft, Musampa, Barton, Sibierski, Riera, Vassell, Wright-Phillips, Samaras.
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LIVERPOOL TEAM (PROBABLE)



4-2-3-1

------------------Reina--------------------
Finnan------Agger-----Hyypia------Riise
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----------Didi/ Gerrard-----Xabi----------
Gerrard/ Garcia---Morientes----Kewell--
---------------Cisse/Crouch---------------


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4-4-2


------------------Reina---------------
Finnan-----Hyypia------Agger-----Riise
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-------------Xabi--------Gerrard Didi------
Gerrard/ Garcia---------------------Kewell
---------Crouch/ Cisse----Moro-----------



Liverpool have recently dropping stupid points with good performances and lack of goals, the rot needs to be stopped on a permanent basis, the folloning week of fixtures can really shape our season, so we need to build momentum and continuing winning. Playing at home we need to be tough and take the iniative from the start, play high tempo and deadly infront of goal, step forward Liverpool as a team :proud:, now we need really kicking on together more than ever with a tough glut of fixtures. We need to cut out mistakes and build up on a winning run again, as we are entering a tough glut of fixtures which can swing our season. We also need to keep close in our battle for 2nd place. The final pass and finishing needs to be worked on as well as the creative part of our game, no doubt Rafa will have spotted it and will work on this, hopefully it pays dividends on the pitch :hopefull:
  • Rafa has stated now that he has a fully fit-esque squad for a sustained period in his Anfield tenure, though Bolo is out for the season, hard luck as he was finding form. Fowler's goal presence will be missed so the others will need to really start knocking the goals in a liveup to there name's, Moro especially as he is suffering form bad loss of confidence
  • Gerrard I feel will play in the centre with Xabi in the middle and they are the two players who make the foundation solid and give the creative sparkand control the game. Garica playing out wide right (roaming) can offer a goal threat, though he can be hot and cold. Also Kewell may play left midfield roaming with Morientes in the central deep role and all 3 exchanging positions from time to time, with Kewell possibly as left winger he now seems to be finding his fitness and form. :thumbsup:
  • The strikers are unpredicatable as always :depress:, Morientes has lost his feet and seems to become less effective game by game. When Crouch plays we focus on long balls :yuck: and the game goes by Moro, who is less effective as he cannot link play. Cisse is the unpredictable one, he can do some awesome things then miss a one on one sitter, but his pace and his enthusiasm and the fact he's the most dangerous striker suggest he should play.
  • The importance of a win are high, considering the league is starting to take a rigid shape and we want to keep in touch with our rival (s), we had momentum and I'd love for us to sustain that again. We are third and if we win can closer to second :D:thumbsup: this would atleast show we're competing again.
  • A key part of us winning this match will be the defence, we have fifteen clean sheets in EPL a greater tally than what we had in EPL all last season, we should try and build upon that though we've started to make mistakes, if we cut out the defensive mistakes we can build on that as a foundation and go for the win.
  • We havent had a 5 game+ winning run in EPL for a long time prior to this season:eekani::frownani: I can't remember when we went on a major winning run last (2003?), but hopefully this can be a foundation and we can win and build momentum and go up the league.
  • We can win this match, though we'll have to cut out the mistakes, keep the ball a lot and create chances, then it's all about clinical finishing, if we maintain all these principles and our discipline then we cna gain an advantagne and get the three points hopefully, though this is a statement of the obvious. :D
COME ON REDMEN!!!!!
YNWA
INJURY FRONT and SUPSENSION front for
LIVERPOOL
Bolo Zenden- Out for a month, with a knee injury or something, really harsh as he was starting to find some good form forL:iverpool, hopefully i's a quick recovery

Jamie Carragher- Serving one match ban for 5th yellow, will be missed seriously, Agger and Hyypia need to be game. Hopefully rest will give him a chance to be a little fresher

Momo Sissoko- Out for unkonwn time, with injured retina, very serious eye injury though not as bad as first espected, hopefully he gets better though ASAP. Get well Momo.
  • NO MAJOR FIRST TEAM SQUAD INJURIES, HONEST!!!!!
(FIRST SUSTAINED PERIOD IN RAFA'S REIGN) :eekani::eekani::eekani::eekani::eekani:


THE INJURY FRONT :D:tongue:


COME ON REDMEN!!!!!
YNWA
 

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Arfy, the game is on Sunday.

This is on a couple of hours before the cup final, will watch it.

Go Citeh. :scared:
 

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My lineup for the game:

Reina
Kromkamp/Finnan Carra/Agger Hyypia/Agger Traore/Riise

Garcia/Ciise Xabi Hamann Riise/Kewell

Kewell/Garcia

Crouch/Moro
 

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Red Bed said:
Arfy, the game is on Sunday.

This is on a couple of hours before the cup final, will watch it.

Go Citeh. :scared:

don't get too xCiteh though before Wigan crushes your lot's wet dreams. :cool:

i don't think MU is League Cup material yet, maybe next year. :lala:
 

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I think it's Rafa's chance to rotate after a string of tough tough games.. and I think that'll be what he'll do.. Our back 4 haven't changed since the Wigan game.. and I think Hyypia will get a breather with Agger deputising.. another that might get a start would be Kromkamp for Finnan and Traore for Riise..

In midfield.. Momo's injury means we're quite limited.. I expect Kewell, Gerrard and Xabi to start with a toss between Luis Garcia and Hamann for the last spot.. in attack.. I wouldn't be surprised to see Cisse & Crouch but I think Moro would get the nod ahead of Cisse..
 

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Err.. on the EPL fantasy league site.. Carragher is in red meaning he won't be playing (either suspended or injured).. as are Fowler (ineligible) and Sissoko & Zenden (injured)..

Anyone know what's the deal with Carra?
 

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its gonna be an early wakeup for me... might as well watch it then get to finishing up my assignments :D
 

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its gonna be an early wakeup for me... might as well watch it then get to finishing up my assignments :D
your lucky nrg, i have to go in uni on a sunday to finish my assignment off, will miss the game :frownani:
 

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I'm gonna watch it, just gotta make sure I set the alarm clock at time :angel:

Gonna read the preview now, my favorite part of the matchday before we score. ;)
 

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BTW, Fowler is out of this match as part of the loan deal agreement, right?
 

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yep Fowler is out as is Carragher who is suspended. i think fitness will be important tommorow as we've started to tire in recent matches, plus our finishing and creating, will Morientes and Cisse turn up :frownani:
COME ON REDMEN!!!!!
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arfy05 said:
your lucky nrg, i have to go in uni on a sunday to finish my assignment off, will miss the game :frownani:
i've got some stupid paper to write too, didn't leave myself much time to do it. stupid. anyways... 4h45m to kickoff, time for a nap. :eek:
 

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He's on loan? :glasses:
Yup until the end of the season.

Think that I will catch this game for a change unless I slept midway through it, don't get me wrong it is not because the game might be boring, just because I am tired & sleepy :angel: (Slept in the middle of the chelsea - barca game due to the same reasons :wallbang: )

COME ON REDS!
 
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