Author Topic: Match Preview: Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool, Saturday October 22, 12:30pm  (Read 21244 times)

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Lets hope VAR does its job tomorrow.

Lets hope VAR doesnt get involved at all in this game because Tierney is the final decision maker using it and I don't want that dumb ass anywhere near decisions. Hope its a clean game so that numptey has very little say on the game

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Lets hope VAR doesnt get involved at all in this game because Tierney is the final decision maker using it and I don't want that dumb ass anywhere near decisions. Hope its a clean game so that numptey has very little say on the game

Tierney is the referee, Dean is on VAR.
 
Referee: Paul Tierney.
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Timothy Wood.
Fourth official: Graham Scott.
VAR: Mike Dean.
Assistant VAR: Simon Long.

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Tierney is the referee, Dean is on VAR.

Okay????? And who makes the final decisions???

The ref, Dean just makes recommendations to Tierney

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We need to put our chances away. We should get a few although I don't see them opening up like they did against city. They are at home and will defend and hope the breakaway and a poor performance by us would favour them. Reality is they are poor, we are getting back to some form albeit still finding our way but as long as we don't concede first i think we will be ok. Don't think its going to be a Rangers but a 0:3 to us. COYMRM....!
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I get that you have to just concentrate on the game at hand before worrying about the next one but we don't want to have to have our CL advancement hopes on the Napoli game so we really need to get something in the Ajax game next week. To that end as much as it pains me to say I'd sit Nunez if he's a risk at all and I'd for sure give Thiago a break.

I can see this being a struggle with it being the early Saturday game and all so just like the West Ham game, just win by any means necessary. We're well past needing any style points. I think most cognizant fans understand what this team is at the moment and it's just about gritting our teeth and getting through it.

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Hopefully we come through this with no injuries, couple of nasty fuckers in that forest team. Suppose they need them like but. How does tierney keep getting given our games!!!

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West Ham was the first game this season that I have missed.

How did the formation pan out? Are we expecting to see it as a permanent change or just whilst we are going through our injury crisis?

Really excited for tomorrow. I hope Nunez is fit. He is fit, I mean not injured.
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Look, they are second bottom of the league for a reason and I'm not saying we should batter them but we should be winning a bit comfortably.

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Look, they are second bottom of the league for a reason and I'm not saying we should batter them but we should be winning a bit comfortably.

They're bottom. :)

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How did the formation pan out? Are we expecting to see it as a permanent change or just whilst we are going through our injury crisis?

I have a feeling we will continue with it as it suits a lot of our players better

We were good in the first half and unlucky to not be up 3-0. Once Thiago and Nunez came off we lost a lot of pressure and control and had to absorb the pressure

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They're bottom. :)

Now I'm saying we should batter them.

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Forest away always ignites passions from my youth when Forest were a good side under Clough. This is not the Forest of old. Going for a 3-0 win.
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What a lovely OP, with a personal touch on Malmo too. Thank you.

As for our game, hopefully Darwin is fit to play after feeling a tightening hamstring and coming off as a precaution. I’d like to see him and Salah get more time together under their belts, as I think that will be key to our attacking prospects moving forward.

Forest brought a lot of players in, and while they aren’t bad, it’s fair to say they haven’t maximized what they’ve got yet. Since they backed Cooper with a new deal, you would have to think they will improve as they go.

On our end it is vital we keep our winning run going. I don’t think we can get into a title race (never say never) but if we are breathing down the neck of, or in the top four, by the time of the World Cup break, that would be lovely, after the very slow start. From that point we can plot and plan for a big second half to the campaign.

I fully expect Forest to give it all they’ve got, in front of a passionate crowd. We will need to turn up, or else we will get egg on our faces.

I’d love to see another clean sheet and Salah and Nunez starting to click a bit more, with goals from each. 

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Fancy a Firmino masterclass tomorrow.

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Fancy a Firmino masterclass tomorrow.

I have niggling feeling it’ll be 2/3 from either Bobby or Salah. Hope I’m right.
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Fancy a Firmino masterclass tomorrow.
My guess is it'd need to be off the bench.

Think him, Henderson and Kostas with all their minutes will be subs, with Fabinho, Elliot and Robbo taking their spots (Elliot allowing Salah to play the 10 spot next to Nunez).

Probably have Milner at right back for a spell too, though I'm guessing that'll be as a sub with Trent getting to start.

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If they take it cautiously with Darwin, we will be light on attackers.would ba good time to have sod young bucks through but there seem to be injuries there too.  Is it too early for Doak

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Win this then we are back in business.
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Tierney is the referee, Dean is on VAR.

I'm sure if we get a VAR decision it'll be pointed out all over the TV coverage and obviously the socials that Dean is from Merseyside. Nobody ever mentions when a ref is from Manchester area.
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https://twitter.com/ziggerzagger67/status/1582663742164123648?s=61&t=ZKDQjlXevwystgENA92Esw

This is a good thread by a football mad Forest supporter who misspent his student days in Liverpool. He is a decent guy and has been working with Forest and some of their fans groups on Hillsborough Education. He was there and speaks from his own experiences. He is a good guy who fights our corner. He will cheer louder than anyone if Forest score, but he is worried there is a section of their fans who will try and goad our fans with those chants.
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Thanks for the OP Telekon - really enjoyed the personal story, plus a reminder that now matter how far they've fallen since, Forest have more European cups than City.

We seem to be in a good place after our stuttering start and there's a sense of some momentum building. A clean sheet and a comfortable win would be perfect, with key players rested around the hour mark. But the way this season is going it could easily be a scrappy 1-0 battle. Not conceding first again is key, and doing the basics right and staying compact when they have the ball.

No doubt we'll have one eye on the Ajax game, and if we can avoid any further injuries we'll actually be well stocked with players next week. They're likely to sit back, so 4 attacking players should be fine, plus Trent given a bit more freedom to go forward. I'd prefer Thiago as an option off the bench, as we need to protect him for bigger games.

Alisson, Trent, Virgil, Gomez, Robbo, Fabinho, Hendo, Elliot, Bobby, Nunez, Mo

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Is Nunez injured as he was withdrawn as a precaution with a hamstring complaint v West ham. Klopp said after the game they caught the issue in time, but later confirmed the Uruguayan underwent treatment on Thursday .

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https://twitter.com/ziggerzagger67/status/1582663742164123648?s=61&t=ZKDQjlXevwystgENA92Esw

This is a good thread by a football mad Forest supporter who misspent his student days in Liverpool. He is a decent guy and has been working with Forest and some of their fans groups on Hillsborough Education. He was there and speaks from his own experiences. He is a good guy who fights our corner. He will cheer louder than anyone if Forest score, but he is worried there is a section of their fans who will try and goad our fans with those chants.
Have a read

nice read - hopefully a few forest fans will take notice

didn't Stoke have a famous fan called Zigger Zagger in the 70's

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Any training pics about with Darwin in?

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Best not to risk Nunez if there's a slight injury issue. S'long as we play Salah and/or Firmino we won't Truss it.

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Really quiet in this thread.

Guess it's better than the nonsense that sometimes gets posted just before matches, but I get a sense of nervousness and a hope that we batter them - but with "form" and the injury list, people aren't that confident.

Be good to score early, settle in to dominate the game, get another, and then cruise to the win. But, this is Liverpool, and this season it hasn't been plain sailing apart from a few games...
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They had 29% possession in their 0-0 draw with Brighton. They're going to have 10 behind the ball with Johnson attacking TAA down their left.
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Really quiet in this thread.

Guess it's better than the nonsense that sometimes gets posted just before matches, but I get a sense of nervousness and a hope that we batter them - but with "form" and the injury list, people aren't that confident.

Be good to score early, settle in to dominate the game, get another, and then cruise to the win. But, this is Liverpool, and this season it hasn't been plain sailing apart from a few games...

Don’t think we’ll be battering them with our players out. Would love a really quiet 2-0 with a first half goal and no dramas.

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I’m greedy and want Darwin to start this, if he can. And then take him off in the 60th or so after scoring two.

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I’m greedy and want Darwin to start this, if he can. And then take him off in the 60th or so after scoring two.

I feel exactly the same. The goals will start flowing for him. Hope he starts.

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Wonder if it comes to soon for Curtis, not many options out on the left, if we’re sticking with the 4-4-2. Although, I think Nunez’ fitness decides the formation.
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nice read - hopefully a few forest fans will take notice

didn't Stoke have a famous fan called Zigger Zagger in the 70's
I don’t know, but Pete (the writer) will literally go anywhere to watch a game of footie. As a student he watched Everton because he couldn’t get in to see us.
He even went to see the Purps play last time he was up here. He turned up at Anfield on the 15th April anniversary with a mate from Cologne who wanted to pay his respects to the 97. (Lots of  gentle ribbing about  a toss of the coin.) He has spoken on the local radio down there and wants to see Hillsborough taught in schools. He has been badgering the new owners of the club to get a memorial in place at their ground. When you step back and think about it, how many of their fans have suffered trauma from being there that day.
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Don’t think we’ll be battering them with our players out. Would love a really quiet 2-0 with a first half goal and no dramas.

Leicester beat them 4-0, even with the players out, we have enough quality to be putting them to the sword.

Always feels like we're playing the scoreboard at 0-0, and it's as though we're one down.
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Should be winning this game which would be amazingly our first win away from home in the league.

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Sounds like Trent is on the bench.

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Sounds like Trent is on the bench.
Nuñez not starting either… which makes sense…

Trent can’t be overplayed, need to be careful…
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Sounds like Trent is on the bench.

Dare I ask who’s at right back then? Presumably Milner?