Author Topic: Match Preview: UCL QF 2nd Leg City 0 v Liverpool 3 [10 April 2018, KO 19:45 GMT]  (Read 73692 times)

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Salah and Roberston are the two best signings in the league this season imo. 

Let's hope they are fit.
Ederson and Davidson Sanchez are up there.

Salah's the clear winner, then Ederson, imo. The rest is preference.
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May have already been asked, but why the fuck do we play tomorrow after playing on Wednesday while Real/Juve play tomorrow after playing last Tuesday? How on Earth is that fair?

I'm glad it's tomorrow. Don't think I can bare an additional day waiting. Least i'll get 3 days solid work in this way. Much more nervous about tomorrow than I was an hour before the game last week. It's like we're almost there. But we are against a side who can easily score 3.

To be honest I think they will. But we'll get one.
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You meant Mo there yes?

I'm confident he is fine to play. With top 4 being very much on, I think Klopp risks him even if he's not 100%.

I really hope he plays but am not confident that he will. 


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So excited for this. I agree with those who say that we should come out of the blocks as we always do, disruptive and lethal in penetration (that sounds funny but can't find another way of putting it). I wouldn't change how we have playing all season, they will be raring to go but the first instance where we win the ball back in our own half and reach their box within a few seconds will have them shitting themselves making them doubt whether they should play that risky pass.

I believe that the Guardiola brand of football is hugely about confidence. The confidence in both your and your team's ability to take risks whilst maintaining control of the ball which is very hard to do. They are clearly at a low point and we absolutely need to exploit that. Klopp's game for me is based on having the confidence to disrupt and ability to score. I guess that is a form of control in its own right, the team control the areas it does not want the opposition to have the ball, that probably explains why Klopp was not so happy about our second half performance.

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Klopp says he's unsure re: Salah, "rather yes than no".

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I really hope he plays but am not confident that he will.

I think he will, plus I think if he's not back tomorrow then he will be back for our next league match.

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Don't think Mane would have started Saturday if there was any doubt about Mo.

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Don't think Mane would have started Saturday if there was any doubt about Mo.

There clearly is doubt about Mo. Who would have played instead of Mane?
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This is a Champions League Quarter Final 2nd leg with a big chance to get through to the semi finals. Salah isn't missing this.

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From the presser.

Klopp: "I knew before that they can concede goals, and if you concede goals then you can lose." #LFC

Essentially paraphrasing Arnie in Predator there.

Arnie: 'If it bleeds we can kill it'.


Mo will be fit. I'm 100% confident now. 

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Fernandinho: "We played them 3 times this season. We beat them 5-0 at home. They are a team who like to play long balls."

Not bitter at all.  :lmao

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This is a Champions League Quarter Final 2nd leg with a big chance to get through to the semi finals. Salah isn't missing this.

Yeah I think the ambiguity will be as much to keep City guessing having compromised their own set up in the last game by making a plan to contain him...

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Klopp says he's unsure re: Salah, "rather yes than no".

F*cking right too.

Imagine not keeping them guessing, even in the slightest possible way.

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I can see an early red for them for a last man foul when they're fucked off trying to defend our counters.

They'll come out all professional, prepped and organised hoping we'll try to contain them rather than attack but we'll be all over them like a swarm of hornets from the off. 

It won't take much for them to lose their heads as the derby showed and I won't be surprised if they have another red before it's over.

Can't wait for the game now


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what an answer to Brazilian TV:

"firminio says he is in the best shape of his career. Would you agree and do you think he is the best since you started coaching"

long pause

"yes"

Would you like to give a longer answer

"no"


end of Presser ;D

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This is a Champions League Quarter Final 2nd leg with a big chance to get through to the semi finals. Salah isn't missing this.

Unfortunately, itís not that straightforward.  Klopp and his medical staff wonít risk him if heís not fit.  We have a great chance of a CL semi-final, still have to confirm top 4, and Salah has the World Cup to look forward to.  If thereís a chance of him injuring his groin further which will see him potentially out for a length of time then he wonít play in my opinion.   

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Brazilian journalist: "Firmino said after the last Man City game he is in the best moment of his career, I would ask if you agree with him and if he is in the best shape since you started to coach him?"

Klopp: "Yes."

Someone encourages the journalist to ask for a longer answer.

Brazilian journalist: "If you would give me a longer answer?"

Klopp: "No."

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Arthur a Brazillian journo - ' Sir Klopp. Firmino has said he is playing his best football right now, would you agree?

Klopp ' Yes'

Leaves it at that.

Journo 'would you like to give me a longer answer'

Klopp 'No'

What was all that about?  ???

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Fernandinho: "We played them 3 times this season. We beat them 5-0 at home. They are a team who like to play long balls."

Not bitter at all.  :lmao
Such a weird quote.
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by the sounds of it i think he was annoyed as he is going to be late for the training session which is why he gave a short answer.

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Arthur a Brazillian journo - ' Sir Klopp. Firmino has said he is playing his best football right now, would you agree?

Klopp ' Yes'

Leaves it at that.

Journo 'would you like to give me a longer answer'

Klopp 'No'

What was all that about?  ???
Could be something to do with us training at Melwood and he just wants to get back to prepare? Final hours will be crucial.
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Unfortunately, itís not that straightforward.  Klopp and his medical staff wonít risk him if heís not fit.  We have a great chance of a CL semi-final, still have to confirm top 4, and Salah has the World Cup to look forward to.  If thereís a chance of him injuring his groin further which will see him potentially out for a length of time then he wonít play in my opinion.

I agree with that, and if that is the case, we'll have to adapt and make do without him.


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Could be something to do with us training at Melwood and he just wants to get back to prepare? Final hours will be crucial.

It must be legit weird to have to explain your job to the public, as part of your job, while you do your job


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Just to stir it up a bit and get everyone to shit their kecks.

I'll go with Klopp not risking Salah and a front 3 of Ings, Firmino and Mane  :o

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Just to stir it up a bit and get everyone to shit their kecks.

I'll go with Klopp not risking Salah and a front 3 of Ings, Firmino and Mane  :o

ha funnily enough i am of the mindset Salah wont start too. Bench at best for me. based on nothing but i cant remember the last time someone went off, had a scan, rehab and was back inside a week.

If he doesnt play i think he'll play Solanke though

If we are doing well leave Salah tucked up on the bench. if its going pear shaped see if we can get 30 minutes from him

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Where the fuck has got we like to play long balls from ? It is almost inferring we are managed by Pulis or Fat Sam. Utter nonsense. We like to play a ball over the top occasionally because their centre halves are slow and a bit shite, and we have one of the quickest and most lethal attacking sides in Europe. Other than that he is spot on

With English being his second language, I suspect he means down the channels, between their defensive line, when they push up, for Mo and Fermino to run on to..well, I hope so!
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It must be legit weird to have to explain your job to the public, as part of your job, while you do your job



Honestly, can you imagine having to sit through these press conferences and legitimately answer!? I'd lose my fucking mind after two or three just due to the sheer repetitive/idiotic nature of most questions. 

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Fernandinho: "We played them 3 times this season. We beat them 5-0 at home. They are a team who like to play long balls."

Not bitter at all.  :lmao

I don't think he means hoofing the ball... I think he means long balls to counter - like our first v City. Milner long (on the ground) to Salah and we score from that.
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I don't think he means hoofing the ball... I think he means long balls to counter - like our first v City. Milner long (on the ground) to Salah and we score from that.
We do hoof a lot against them as it's really productive to give them the ball and counter-press them when they insist so much on their buiild-up play. It explains such a stellar record Klopp has against Pep.

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Honestly, can you imagine having to sit through these press conferences and legitimately answer!? I'd lose my fucking mind after two or three just due to the sheer repetitive/idiotic nature of most questions. 

Yup me too
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On Salah

At 5pm we train at Melwood, we will see if he's part of training. Rather yes than no at the moment, but we have to wait for the reaction until tomorrow, then we make a decision.Ē


Klopp also remains hopeful of having Andy Robertson and Alberto Moreno in his ranks as the Reds go in search of their first Champions League semi-final for 10 years.

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ha funnily enough i am of the mindset Salah wont start too. Bench at best for me. based on nothing but i cant remember the last time someone went off, had a scan, rehab and was back inside a week.

If he doesnt play i think he'll play Solanke though

If we are doing well leave Salah tucked up on the bench. if its going pear shaped see if we can get 30 minutes from him

Solanke was really poor at the weekend and failed to even do the basics right.

If Salah doesn't play then play Clyne or Moreno - Moreno can play left or TAA as attacker on right.
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Fernandinho: "We played them 3 times this season. We beat them 5-0 at home. They are a team who like to play long balls."

Not bitter at all.  :lmao
I wish we had their cultured tactics of trying to hit long, diagonal balls over Trent's head to Sane.
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Fernandinho: "We played them 3 times this season. We beat them 5-0 at home. They are a team who like to play long balls."

Not bitter at all.  :lmao

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Team Percentage of passes that are Long Balls
Manchester City 6%
Arsenal 8%
Liverpool 10%
Chelsea 10%
Tottenham 11%
Manchester United 12%
Bournemouth 14%
Southampton 14%
Watford 15%
Swansea 17%
Huddersfield 17%
Crystal Palace 17%
Leicester 18%
West Ham 18%
Brighton 19%
Everton 19%
Newcastle United 19%
Stoke 19%
West Bromwich Albion 20%
Burnley 22%
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Some very reassuring, although not unsurprising, words from Van Dijk when talking about approach to the game i.e. we are going there to win and not defend a lead. Class act that lad.
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Nervous as fuck. I think if we get the goal which we really should be getting we'll be sound, just hope the likes of Robbo and Mo are in the 11 tomorrow night. Biggest match in a fair few years.