Author Topic: Match Preview: UCL QF 2nd Leg City 0 v Liverpool 3 [10 April 2018, KO 19:45 GMT]  (Read 92860 times)

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No Aguero  8)

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Pep going all out attack, suppose he doesn't have much choice. Fancy our chances down the sides with Mane and Salah.

But their best striker isn't playing.
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We will score within the first five minutes.

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Pep's practically put all his eggs in one basket (minus Aguero) and he's going all out attack.

He has a history of doing odd things post Barca in semi finals of this competition with Bayern.

This is a system they have hardly played,this plays right into our hands.

As it's been written on here a few times Pep's teams are all about control and Klopp teams are all about disrupting control.

I am really confident now,that line up from City is really  unbalanced.

Fuck knows who's marking Salah at LWB. ;D



He doesn't really play on the wing though. Mane v sterling at rwb?

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Jesus barely got a look in last week, I'd expect more from him this week, but he's still no Aguero, who can seemingly score from anywhere
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We will score within the first five minutes.

would be wonderful and ease my nervous tension no end if that were the case. 

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The 5-0 at City earlier in the season is a blessing in disguise. At least we are aware that this tie is not actually done.

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As you can see from the speculation on here, he can play a variety of shapes, sure, but every variation there has plenty for us to aim at. Play Sterling and Sane as wing-backs, you already limit your most potent 1v1 players, alleviate one of our major worries by giving them a defensive brief, by giving us a chance to go behind and pin them back. You play someone like B. Silva wider, that works as someone weaker defensively to target. The wider take from that line-up is he's gone for bust with possession there, as usual, so we don't have to drastically change anything. Within that framework, of course you'll need to observe and adapt to their shape changes, their little tweaks in game.


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Given Agueros record in this fixture we have to be pleased he doesn't start.

It looks like Pep has basically set them up for an all or nothing performance.

One thing is for sure, we will get chances on the break.

Especially with Mo starting. He will get chances tonight. No question

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I expect Pepe thinks Kompany is a liability against ar Mo and perhaps he wants to unleash Aguero from the bench, but overall considering their line-up and them flags it's not looking like a classic European night in Manchester is it  ;D


Good job the Reds are involved.

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Cheers mate.

Pep was clearly worried about how easily we isolated Fernandinho and then exposed their split center backs in January. That will still be on his mind and I think. He will probably go with something a bit out of left field with 3 at the back (Walker, Kompany, Danilo), Sane & Sterling at wing backs, Gundogan, Silva & De Bruyne in midfield and Aguero + Jesus up front.

Gini is due a goal away from home. So why not him :D Would love Gini, Lovren, Milner, Moreno, Trent, Ings or Solanke to grab a goal. Someone who has taken stick and would enjoy even more than Salah & Firmino the chance to go and scream their lungs out at the travelling kop. I worry about Mane scoring simply because Firmino hasn't scored for a bit and he won't know how to celebrate the goal. His last one he just stoof there and got mobbed. Worried his head might explode if he scores again.

This looks pretty left field from him. Again, I think Pep is over thinking this as I mentioned he tends to do when up against it. Curious to see what his actual plan is here but if we are looking at a back 3 then I expect Salah and Mane to have some joy against them.
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That attack they got could easily put them 3nil up half time, however it could also concede the same amount. Pep wants goals quickly to try and make us fuck up equally quickly I reckon. Im very nervous about this one now

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The 5-0 at City earlier in the season is a blessing in disguise. At least we are aware that this tie is not actually done.

Yep agree

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Especially with Mo starting. He will get chances tonight. No question

Come on Redmen! Don't let the Mrs down who is even watching tonight (she watched last week as well and that was the first time in a few years she has watched a game all the way through - is she like lucky socks....?)

you have started a superstition now. She will have to watch all our games till we win the CL. sit in the same spot etc.

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Wondering if Guardiola is having Sane and Sterling play in more orthodox wide midfielder/winger starting positions, so they can arrive later into moves and build up a head of steam before challenging our full backs?

Liking the 3 vs 3. If we can isolate Fernandinho on an early counter, and get him on a yellow, it might force an even more ‘loose’ choice from them

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I think our boss is ready... ;D

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It doesn't matter what way man city plays. Get the ball to one of our forwards, get them running at that defence and it's game over inside the first 20 minutes.

A Bobby no look goal is happening. Empty their fucking stadium by half time.

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That bloke and then especially that bird there: those are pretty darn hard stares they are directing at our bus. Should be referred for UEFA investigation. Was this flash mob pre-planned? where are the police? Is that a half and half? Shocking.
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This looks pretty left field from him. Again, I think Pep is over thinking this as I mentioned he tends to do when up against it. Curious to see what his actual plan is here but if we are looking at a back 3 then I expect Salah and Mane to have some joy against them.

also: didn't sterling ask to leave us because rogers played him as a WB?

guessing they want to push right up on to us knowing we will want to sit in MF but there should be acres of space on the break.


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you have started a superstition now. She will have to watch all our games till we win the CL. sit in the same spot etc.

Well if she comes up trumps tonight I will assure you that nowt will change between now and the final. You have my word
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Absolutely bouncing before kick off....

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So looking forward to this.
The beers are flowing, people are talking shit, there are people in the pub to pretty much see their first game, and I'm gonna shout all over them, drink beer after beer after beer and celebrate Liverpool FC on another brilliant night.
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No better cure for nerves than the best player in the world starting  8)

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City fans welcome their bus... https://streamable.com/e8dti

Announcer: "Pep said we need your support! It starts now! So please make some noise... Manchester City!" cue a couple of claps and a cheer.
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City fans welcome their bus... https://streamable.com/e8dti

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What the fuck is that City line-up. Laporte left back and Fernandinho cb? We know they're not long-balling at least!

They will go back 3 with Sane and Sterling as wing backs..
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So looking forward to this.
The beers are flowing, people are talking shit, there are people in the pub to pretty much see their first game, and I'm gonna shout all over them, drink beer after beer after beer and celebrate Liverpool FC on another brilliant night.

show em how we roll ;D

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Well if she comes up trumps tonight I will assure you that nowt will change between now and the final. You have my word

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City fans welcome their bus... https://streamable.com/e8dti

Announcer: Pep said we need your support! It starts now! So please make some noise... Manchester City!' cue a couple of claps and a cheer.

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Absolutely bouncing before kick off....



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Man, the tension has been almost unbearable today.  Funnily enough I think we will win the match but I am still shitting it here!

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Who are these weapons on the tv with half and half scarves on. FFS
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