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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #160 on: September 26, 2012, 07:52:27 am »
Really looking forward to this game.  We get a chance to avenge our defeat there (like we did at Stoke last year - not that I believe in omens).

Will be good to see another fairly young team with Downing, Carra and Enrique getting games - and Jones given a chance to impress and hopefully put a bit of pressure Pepe.
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #161 on: September 26, 2012, 08:19:13 am »
Echo has said Enrique is injured. Gerrard Skrtel Allen Suarez haven't travelled.

Sinclair (who just turned 16) is in the squad.


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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #162 on: September 26, 2012, 08:29:32 am »
I'd actually consider keeping Borini in the side here.  He's come in for a lot of criticism, even though I think a lot of it is unwarranted and any chance to snatch a goal is a good thing.

Other than that just get the kids out there (or those that have been struggling for starts).  Would want to see Henderson and Sahin in the centre and be great to see Suso, Wisdom, Coates, Assaidi and Yesil at some point.

I have a feeling we might win this.  Wasn't it last season were we lost that dreadful game at Stoke in the league and then beat them in the League cup?

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #163 on: September 26, 2012, 08:29:37 am »
Why wouldn't Coates start? If a Centre half can't play two games in 4 days then there is a big problem. Also surprised Skrtel didn't travel - he has played a lot of matches in the last two years without much trouble.

Worried we are taking it too lightly - its a cup and with two strong teams already out we have a good chance of defending it.

EDIT: Just seen that Reina has been left behind - why? He is not gonna get tired; and the chances of him getting injured or suspended are remote - its not as if we are facing big teams after this.
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Re: Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #164 on: September 26, 2012, 08:32:16 am »
I'd actually consider keeping Borini in the side here.  He's come in for a lot of criticism, even though I think a lot of it is unwarranted and any chance to snatch a goal is a good thing.

Other than that just get the kids out there (or those that have been struggling for starts).  Would want to see Henderson and Sahin in the centre and be great to see Suso, Wisdom, Coates, Assaidi and Yesil at some point.

I have a feeling we might win this.  Wasn't it last season were we lost that dreadful game at Stoke in the league and then beat them in the League cup?

He's injured and hasn't trained all week.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #165 on: September 26, 2012, 08:41:01 am »
Echo has said Enrique is injured. Gerrard Skrtel Allen Suarez haven't travelled.

Sinclair (who just turned 16) is in the squad.



If he gets game time(Sinclair) will he be our youngest ever player to play a match?
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #166 on: September 26, 2012, 08:45:14 am »
If he gets game time(Sinclair) will he be our youngest ever player to play a match?

Yep, here's the link to the article:

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-fc/liverpool-fc-news/2012/09/26/jerome-sinclair-could-become-liverpool-fc-s-youngest-player-in-reds-capital-one-cup-tie-at-west-brom-100252-31908663/


According to the Echo Agger might be fit for Saturday, if so I wonder if Coates will start tonight. I'm also quite surprised that Suso isn't rumored to be starting, even if he is starting on Saturday, surely its the more games the better at this stage in his career.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #167 on: September 26, 2012, 08:49:26 am »
So any news of the players who have traveled? I would leave back Gerrard and Johnson and take everybody else.

The Echo article says that the Skrtel and Reina will be rested; but I hope they will start and Allen, Suarez remain on the bench if needed. If we take them too lightly we may end up getting battered.

Any news on Flannagan? How long before he is back?
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #168 on: September 26, 2012, 08:53:12 am »
I'm also quite surprised that Suso isn't rumored to be starting, even if he is starting on Saturday, surely its the more games the better at this stage in his career.

Can see your point but perhaps BR is thinking that if he plays and gets an injury we'll be compromised in what is a hugely important game against Norwich.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #169 on: September 26, 2012, 08:56:42 am »
So any news of the players who have traveled? I would leave back Gerrard and Johnson and take everybody else.

The Echo article says that the Skrtel and Reina will be rested; but I hope they will start and Allen, Suarez remain on the bench if needed. If we take them too lightly we may end up getting battered.

Any news on Flannagan? How long before he is back?

Don't believe Allen or Suarez has travelled. With the addition's of Sinclair and Sama its obvious this will be a complete development squad with the odd squad player(Downing, Assaidi, Henderson, Sahin, Carragher, Jones). Out of the 4 competitions we're in this is the lowest priority so i'm not surprised the first team aren't involved. They have an important game to prepare for. We might get battered tonight, we might not. But Rodgers should learn more about a few players and maybe someone will take their chance.
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #170 on: September 26, 2012, 09:07:28 am »
very risky putting out such an inexperienced team, its a great chance of a cup, its a route into Europe and surely loosing again will bring bad headlines and lower the confidence yet again, and what if WBA get wind of the team, Clarke could play a few of his big guns...personally id hate to see us go out so early, cup runs are great and we should not be putting all our eggs into one basket, when the best we might end up is top half and no European football

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #171 on: September 26, 2012, 09:13:11 am »
Could go both ways this, sorry for pointing out the obvious!

We've got experience and youthfullness in that predicted squad but they really have to turn up, as much as we have to play our game its gonna be interesting how WBA line-up, that could really decide it, if they go for it and put out there strongest possible team then its gonna be a tough game, i'm hoping they rest a few, we certainly have.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #172 on: September 26, 2012, 09:18:36 am »
I'd be surprised to see Sinclair come on, honestly.  Presumably Yesil or Morgan will start and the other one would be the first one off the subs bench.

I really hope Robinson gets the nod at left back.  Also it would be good to see Suso get some more minutes.  Apart from that I'm not bothered, really.  The young lads are all good players and I don't think will let us down in any way.
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #173 on: September 26, 2012, 09:21:11 am »
Yesil is starting , as is Pacheco and Danny Wilson.. thats all i know upto now

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #174 on: September 26, 2012, 10:09:49 am »
I'm pretty sure we'll see a 'weakened' side put out but it will be interesting to see the progress we've made since the opening day.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #175 on: September 26, 2012, 10:15:53 am »
what happened to Coates? are we preserving him for Saturday?
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #176 on: September 26, 2012, 10:18:13 am »
what happened to Coates? are we preserving him for Saturday?

Hope he plays. Pointless saving a CB for two matches in 4 days when he has had a week's rest.
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #177 on: September 26, 2012, 10:18:25 am »
and is Ibe in the squad?
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #178 on: September 26, 2012, 10:22:53 am »
very risky putting out such an inexperienced team, its a great chance of a cup, its a route into Europe and surely loosing again will bring bad headlines and lower the confidence yet again, and what if WBA get wind of the team, Clarke could play a few of his big guns...personally id hate to see us go out so early, cup runs are great and we should not be putting all our eggs into one basket, when the best we might end up is top half and no European football

We'll have some inexperienced players, that's for sure. But if we include Jones, Carra, Coates, Sahin, Henderson and Downing, we should have enough players who have been in this kind of situation before. Not our strongest side by far, but with enough stability for a team with a few young players in it.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #179 on: September 26, 2012, 10:23:23 am »
Why wouldn't Coates start? If a Centre half can't play two games in 4 days then there is a big problem. Also surprised Skrtel didn't travel - he has played a lot of matches in the last two years without much trouble.

Worried we are taking it too lightly - its a cup and with two strong teams already out we have a good chance of defending it.

EDIT: Just seen that Reina has been left behind - why? He is not gonna get tired; and the chances of him getting injured or suspended are remote - its not as if we are facing big teams after this.
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #180 on: September 26, 2012, 10:25:25 am »
Hope he plays. Pointless saving a CB for two matches in 4 days when he has had a week's rest.

Agree. As long as he's not injured Coates should play. No ifs, no buts. He should play. We spent a fair amount of money on him. He's won the Copa America and is on the way up. If we can't rely on him now, in particular when Agger is out, we might as well sell him. IMO he should be one of the first names on the team sheet for tonight and he should be very well placed to start this weekend as well. He'll cope.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #181 on: September 26, 2012, 10:26:49 am »
Agree. As long as he's not injured Coates should play. No ifs, no buts. He should play. We spent a fair amount of money on him. He's won the Copa America and is on the way up.

Not really, the league game is more important isn't it, if he's being kept for that?

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #182 on: September 26, 2012, 10:33:47 am »
Coates can play this game and the league game for me, two in a row after not playing shouldn't be too much of a problem.  If he'd been playing with more regularity then yes but there's no doubt in my mind that he can play this and the Norwich game.  I don't want to see Reina in this game, much rather see how Gulacsi fares personally if this season is to be one of transition and the blooding of youngsters.  He can do a job from what I've seen of him at lower levels.
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #183 on: September 26, 2012, 10:33:55 am »
Great OP. Something different from what we usually have for pre match threads. Bring it on tonight!!!

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #184 on: September 26, 2012, 10:34:17 am »
Not really, the league game is more important isn't it, if he's being kept for that?

He has played about 3 games this season and he's 22 years old. He must be chomping at the bit.

Are we saying that none of our players are capable of playing twice in a week ?

Especially with Agger's injury not being serious, I really don't see the logic in him not starting tonight.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #185 on: September 26, 2012, 10:37:08 am »
He has played about 3 games this season and he's 22 years old. He must be chomping at the bit.

Are we saying that none of our players are capable of playing twice in a week ?

Especially with Agger's injury not being serious, I really don't see the logic in him not starting tonight.

Cos although Agger is not serious he might not make it back Saturday, so keep Coates in reserve for that game.
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #186 on: September 26, 2012, 10:38:07 am »
Is the league game more important than this one? We are not going down but with the terrible start we have had getting in the top six could be very difficult, winning today and having a good cup run could be the best option to getting into Europe

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #187 on: September 26, 2012, 10:38:37 am »
Can see us snatching a narrow win here. It's funny how I'm more confident about our youth/second team than I am about the first team at the moment. (The first team just seems cursed and ridiculously unlucky).

Going to miss Shelvey's influence though. He and Borini made all the difference against Young Boys.

For me, it's important that we go far in this competition and in the FA Cup. Even if just to make our final league position a bit more bearable to see at the end of the season.

Then again, if West Brom take it seriously and pick a near-first 11 side, we could easily lose.

Glad I am not the only one more confident in the 2nd team than the first (Downing and Carra aside). It seems that the 2nd team pass the ball better as a team IMO. West Brom aren't any better than Young Boys so it still a winnable game with our second team but it will be tough.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #188 on: September 26, 2012, 10:39:31 am »
Are we saying that none of our players are capable of playing twice in a week ?

Especially with Agger's injury not being serious, I really don't see the logic in him not starting tonight.

Didn't say he can't play twice a week, its the risk factor of playing him. I'd rather see Coates on weekend than a Skrtel and Carragher partnership.

Besides if Wilson (if he plays) is ever going to have a career with us he needs some playing time?

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #189 on: September 26, 2012, 10:40:16 am »
Is the league game more important than this one? We are not going down but with the terrible start we have had getting in the top six could be very difficult, winning today and having a good cup run could be the best option to getting into Europe

So we should give up on the league already? :o

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #190 on: September 26, 2012, 10:43:05 am »
The team was leaked on Twitter yesterday by a journalist, who didn't mean to tweet it - must have been a DM gone wrong. He took it down within seconds.

Unsure of whether or not I should post it...?

Surprised not to see Coates starting as surely he will be taking Agger's place.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #191 on: September 26, 2012, 10:46:50 am »
The team was leaked on Twitter yesterday by a journalist, who didn't mean to tweet it - must have been a DM gone wrong. He took it down within seconds.

Unsure of whether or not I should post it...?

Surprised not to see Coates starting as surely he will be taking Agger's place.

What was the team posted mate?

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #192 on: September 26, 2012, 10:47:29 am »
Agree. As long as he's not injured Coates should play. No ifs, no buts. He should play. We spent a fair amount of money on him. He's won the Copa America and is on the way up. If we can't rely on him now, in particular when Agger is out, we might as well sell him. IMO he should be one of the first names on the team sheet for tonight and he should be very well placed to start this weekend as well. He'll cope.

If Coates doesn't play, it's only because we are saving him for Saturday I would prefer he not play if we need him Saturday. But at the same time, a centre back should be able to play 2 games in 4 days especially a young one.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #193 on: September 26, 2012, 10:48:10 am »
The team was leaked on Twitter yesterday by a journalist, who didn't mean to tweet it - must have been a DM gone wrong. He took it down within seconds.

Unsure of whether or not I should post it...?

Surprised not to see Coates starting as surely he will be taking Agger's place.

you cant post that then not tell us the team, tease

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« Reply #194 on: September 26, 2012, 10:48:51 am »
The team was leaked on Twitter yesterday by a journalist, who didn't mean to tweet it - must have been a DM gone wrong. He took it down within seconds.

Unsure of whether or not I should post it...?

Surprised not to see Coates starting as surely he will be taking Agger's place.

You might as well.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #195 on: September 26, 2012, 10:48:51 am »
So we should give up on the league already? :o

Not at all but we should take the League Cup seriously last season it was one of the only positives to come out of it got us into Europe this year, we need to take it more seriously than resting players for Saturday...

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« Reply #196 on: September 26, 2012, 10:51:05 am »
Not at all but we should take the League Cup seriously last season it was one of the only positives to come out of it got us into Europe this year, we need to take it more seriously than resting players for Saturday...

Its managing the squad tho mate, it needs to be done carefully.
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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #197 on: September 26, 2012, 10:51:15 am »
The team was leaked on Twitter yesterday by a journalist, who didn't mean to tweet it - must have been a DM gone wrong. He took it down within seconds.

Unsure of whether or not I should post it...?

Surprised not to see Coates starting as surely he will be taking Agger's place.

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #198 on: September 26, 2012, 10:53:59 am »
Isnt it?

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Re: Preview: West Bromwich Albion V Liverpool 26 September
« Reply #199 on: September 26, 2012, 11:02:31 am »
Isnt it?

Jones, Wisdom, Carragher, Wilson, Robinson, Sahin, Henderson, Assaidi, Downing, Yesil, Pacheco.

hopefully Pacheco off Yesil, be nice to see him played in his prefered role