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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #240 on: January 11, 2017, 07:09:01 PM »
#LFC line up tonight: Liverpool: Karius, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Firmino, Sturridge.

#LFC subs v #SaintsFC: Mignolet, Moreno, Gomez, Stewart, Coutinho, Origi, Woodburn


Welcome news about Coutinho. Initial thoughts... 'Ooof' when I saw the midfield, felt a bit better when I saw the defence, a small 'hmn' when I saw Karius... My eyes replaced my nose, then my ears, then back again when I saw the front three... and it's still doing it now. I'll come back to it. Concerned about no Henderson or Matip on the bench, but really pleased Woodburn is on there. Deserved.

Two legged tie. Just bring something back, and let's hope it's decent. Intruiged as to how we play this.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #241 on: January 11, 2017, 07:10:25 PM »
0-0 wouldn't be a train smash, i'd be confident of turning over a 1-0 loss here as well, but I think the thinking from Klopp today is get the job done and then field a slightly weakened team at Anfield.
Maybe... I'm quite relaxed about the first leg of these things, it's seldom over before the second leg.
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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #242 on: January 11, 2017, 07:11:38 PM »
Maybe... I'm quite relaxed about the first leg of these things, it's seldom over before the second leg.

Unless one team gets a 6-0 thrashing of course.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #243 on: January 11, 2017, 07:13:16 PM »
Surprising Lucas starts ahead of Stewart.

Why?  Stewart has never started in midfield when Lucas has been fit and not needed at CB. 
Rossiter absolutely bossed it tonight. Really believe he'll end up playing more games this season than Lucas.


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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #244 on: January 11, 2017, 07:13:25 PM »
Lucas gets a start in midfield! anybody still think we don't need midfield reinforcements?

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #245 on: January 11, 2017, 07:14:11 PM »
Why?  Stewart has never started in midfield when Lucas has been fit and not needed at CB.

Lucas hardly ever starts in midfield these days.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #246 on: January 11, 2017, 07:14:12 PM »
Come on lads!! Get the win here.
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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #247 on: January 11, 2017, 07:14:43 PM »
Bit baffled by Lucas in midfield. Hopefully he can put in a good performance for as along as his legs let him.

It limits our opportunity to make proactive subs though, as we'll have to take Lucas off in the second half (it would be midfield suicide not to). Likewise sturridge. So only one of Milner, Lallana and Firmino will have a chance to sit out the last twenty minutes

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #248 on: January 11, 2017, 07:15:46 PM »
If we end up playing the Mancs without henderson and matip as well as Mane it'll be really annoying - they seem to constantly catch breaks when we play them.
Great to see Coutinho on the bench.

How the fuck Lucas is still getting minutes in our midfield... he's definitely doing witch craft or something


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Rossiter absolutely bossed it tonight. Really believe he'll end up playing more games this season than Lucas.


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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #249 on: January 11, 2017, 07:15:58 PM »
He's been poor for a few matches now. Anyway, good lineup that with decent options off the bench. I hope Coutinho gets a good 20-30 minutes as well.

I'm concerned about Henderson's absence though, he probably won't be fit in time for the United game.

Don't necessarily disagree but think he's just one of those players that gets better as he gets games.

Feel it's more to do with the opposition though. We definitely seem to use Origi more when he has Mane as an outlet with pace and can thus use his inter-play. With Sturridge, Firmino and Lallana, I imagine we are going to try to have a much faster build-up play and be cuter around and in the box.

Here's hoping they tear it up!

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #250 on: January 11, 2017, 07:17:29 PM »
Bit baffled by Lucas in midfield. Hopefully he can put in a good performance for as along as his legs let him.

It limits our opportunity to make proactive subs though, as we'll have to take Lucas off in the second half (it would be midfield suicide not to). Likewise sturridge. So only one of Milner, Lallana and Firmino will have a chance to sit out the last twenty minutes

I suppose we could move Lucas to CB to introduce an attacking player if needs must.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #251 on: January 11, 2017, 07:18:40 PM »
Unless one team gets a 6-0 thrashing of course.
"In the event of a draw the tie will be decided on away goals..."

This after Liverpool won the first leg 10 - 0
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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #252 on: January 11, 2017, 07:19:01 PM »
have some respect............
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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #254 on: January 11, 2017, 07:22:53 PM »
Dying sick all day on the sofa waiting for this, so quite excited. Would like to see Lucas get stuck in tonight, less silly free kicks and more breaking up play. Karius could do with some confidence too so hopefully a clean sheet. Come on Redmen!

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #255 on: January 11, 2017, 07:23:17 PM »
Hoping Lucas and  Karius have great games tonight.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #256 on: January 11, 2017, 07:24:17 PM »
Really wanted Matip to play on Sunday to go up against Zlatan. Big concern that he's not even on the bench.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #257 on: January 11, 2017, 07:26:27 PM »
What exactly is Matip's injury by the way that seems to have him out forever??

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #258 on: January 11, 2017, 07:27:16 PM »
What exactly is Matip's injury by the way that seems to have him out forever??
Ankle ligament damage.

Just a question of gaining fitness now I think
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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #259 on: January 11, 2017, 07:27:38 PM »
am guessing they're playing 4231? With Clasie and Romeu in the 2?

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #260 on: January 11, 2017, 07:30:59 PM »
Ankle ligament damage.

Just a question of gaining fitness now I think

Is it simply that? I thought it was just that he was in pain and had to manage his game time to recover. Suspect we're doing what we can to get him fit enough to come in to the team when the pain subsides/or the game is big enough to require him. Same situation with Henderson. I think Henderson will be starting on Sunday, but Matip is harder to be certain

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #261 on: January 11, 2017, 07:34:09 PM »
Hoping Lucas and  Karius have great games tonight.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #262 on: January 11, 2017, 07:34:27 PM »
Pretty much the strongest team fit plus Karius who was no1 not too long ago. Good to see Coutinho back but it will only be 15-20mins for him.

We need to get back to our level after the weekend so lets go for a good start pressing them and be a little more ruthless when we get the chance.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #263 on: January 11, 2017, 07:34:43 PM »
I didn't realise Southampton have been in such poor form. 1 win in 6 and they've started to concede quite a few goals.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #264 on: January 11, 2017, 07:36:56 PM »
Fonte out is a bonus. I don't expect this tie to be over tonight but we can surely take control. Last year's semi away to Stoke was one of our most commanding performances of Klopp's early months.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #265 on: January 11, 2017, 07:37:45 PM »
Lucas gets a start in midfield! anybody still think we don't need midfield reinforcements?

Is that your key message you want to share ahead of this semifinal match?

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #266 on: January 11, 2017, 07:38:56 PM »
Not happy with that Midfield...Lucas and Can! Let's hope they have a good game, it all seems very defensive.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #267 on: January 11, 2017, 07:38:59 PM »
Any result that gives us a chance at Anfield is fine. Would be great to put the tie to bed tonight but that's rarely how these things work out.
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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #268 on: January 11, 2017, 07:39:34 PM »
Tough game for Karius to come back into side.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #269 on: January 11, 2017, 07:40:50 PM »
Not happy with that Midfield...Lucas and Can! Let's hope they have a good game, it all seems very defensive.

What else would you do?

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #270 on: January 11, 2017, 07:41:39 PM »
Any result that gives us a chance at Anfield is fine. Would be great to put the tie to bed tonight but that's rarely how these things work out.

Southampton are not very good away from home. They've won just 3 of their 15 games they've played away from St Mary's so far this season. As long as we don't lose more than 1 tonight I'll be very confident in the second leg.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #271 on: January 11, 2017, 07:42:02 PM »
Lucas gets a start in midfield! anybody still think we don't need midfield reinforcements?

Sit the fuck down. Lucas is boss.

He'll play in thw "quarterback" role and will be fine. Can will be more attacking where I think he's better suited albeit relatively limited. He played there for Germany in the Euros even.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #272 on: January 11, 2017, 07:42:51 PM »
What else would you do?

Without including Henderson, coutinho and Mane not much to be honest! It just shows our lack of quality as a squad when we have some key players injured or out for other reasons
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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #273 on: January 11, 2017, 07:45:16 PM »
Sit the fuck down. Lucas is boss.

He'll play in thw "quarterback" role and will be fine. Can will be more attacking where I think he's better suited albeit relatively limited. He played there for Germany in the Euros even.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #274 on: January 11, 2017, 07:45:18 PM »
C'mon you Reds lets smash these c*nts!!!

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #275 on: January 11, 2017, 08:08:54 PM »
Calamity at the back as per usual.

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Re: Southampton vs. Liverpool EFL Cup semi-final first leg, 11.01.17, 19:45 KO
« Reply #276 on: January 11, 2017, 08:11:42 PM »
We're about 25% of the way through the tie, just so everyone knows.