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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3360 on: March 15, 2019, 06:45:14 PM »
Are Porto any good in midfield?

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3361 on: March 15, 2019, 06:50:14 PM »
Where are all the people who claimed that the draw would be fixed. We got a decent draw and there's every chance that we will go through (well obviously there's nothing certain and we'll have to play well). We avoided the better teams and that means the draw was kind to us.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3362 on: March 15, 2019, 06:52:15 PM »
Suarez will be fired up for Utd. Give 'em hell Luis!

Should everything work out against Porto, it will be emotional seeing him and Coutinho back at Anfield for the semis.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3363 on: March 15, 2019, 06:53:21 PM »
Where are all the people who claimed that the draw would be fixed. We got a decent draw and there's every chance that we will go through (well obviously there's nothing certain and we'll have to play well). We avoided the better teams and that means the draw was kind to us.

In the hubbub of our own draw though....Man City have still got a pretty easy draw ;)
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3364 on: March 15, 2019, 06:54:33 PM »
Tbf we need to win but we need barca to win so we are at home in the 2nd leg of the semis.

If United we have to play home first if City beat spurs

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3365 on: March 15, 2019, 06:55:06 PM »
Suarez will be fired up for Utd. Give 'em hell Luis!

Should everything work out against Porto, it will be emotional seeing him and Coutinho back at Anfield for the semis.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3366 on: March 15, 2019, 07:01:37 PM »
Where are all the people who claimed that the draw would be fixed.

They're all over on the Manc forums complaining about the draw.   ;)
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3367 on: March 15, 2019, 07:08:03 PM »
I reckon they will get put out by City and then want to get their revenge by taking points off them in the title race.  8)

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3368 on: March 15, 2019, 07:16:29 PM »
He wanted to go and play for one of the two biggest Spanish clubs, which is many a South Americans dream. Of course it hasn't worked out for him, and it's a pretty powerful message to anyone else thinking of upping sticks and leaving LFC that the grass isn't always greener in Spain. It would be a fantastic irony if we beat them to the Champions League.

But I wouldn't call him a rat. That's the social-media era talking. He gave us years of quality service, and the money we have invested from his sale has got us to where we are now. It's not like he left to one of our league rivals.





Not to mention I don't think Phil was ever really in the mold of a Klopp player.  I think when Klopp showed up he just had to use the players he had. I don't think Klopp would ever go out and buy Phil at this point as I don't think Phil has the athleticism for how Klopp wants to really play. That's just my take, disagree if you want.    :wave

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3369 on: March 15, 2019, 07:26:57 PM »
City now have to play Spurs 3 times in under 12 days, followed up 4 days later by visiting United. If they beat Swansea they will also have to precede this with an FA Cup semi 4 days before Spurs with United as possible opponents again.

Not saying we have it easier but English games, despite less travel, provide a challenge. Hopefully Spurs will exhaust them.
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« Reply #3370 on: March 15, 2019, 07:30:04 PM »
He faked a back injury and sulked massively.

Fuck him.

Luis sorted him a house prior to it all going through also.

Fuck him.

We have moved on and we are a much better club now.

No hatred towards them and at end of the day selling him got us the best CB in world football and best GK.

Coutinho = Van Dijk plus Allison, I'll take that deal all day.

As for playing against him, we are not in the semi finals, neither are they.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3371 on: March 15, 2019, 07:32:06 PM »
If we beat Porto then I really hope we get Barca in the semi. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to knock those fuckers out and rub Coutinho's and Suarez's nose in it in the process.

Agree about Coutinho but still have a soft spot for Luis

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« Reply #3372 on: March 15, 2019, 07:37:27 PM »
Not to mention I don't think Phil was ever really in the mold of a Klopp player.  I think when Klopp showed up he just had to use the players he had. I don't think Klopp would ever go out and buy Phil at this point as I don't think Phil has the athleticism for how Klopp wants to really play. That's just my take, disagree if you want.    :wave

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3373 on: March 15, 2019, 07:37:36 PM »
Fortunately for them, I think it's safe to say that United are well and truly closing the gap on Barcelona. They're currently only 612km away according to Google.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3374 on: March 15, 2019, 07:37:54 PM »
Where are all the people who claimed that the draw would be fixed.
Yeah, where are they all now?

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3375 on: March 15, 2019, 07:40:15 PM »
They're all over on the Manc forums complaining about the draw.   ;)
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« Reply #3376 on: March 15, 2019, 08:10:34 PM »
Playing catch up in this thread so apologies if it's already been mentioned, but I reckon Spurs will have to prioritise the league match over the CL.  It's vital they secure CL qualification for next year and they know they're not getting to the final, so league points are far more important to them right now. 

They'll probably put up a fight in the home leg but will have to rest players at some point if they don't want their team to completely break down.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3377 on: March 15, 2019, 08:15:56 PM »
Agree about Coutinho but still have a soft spot for Luis
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3378 on: March 15, 2019, 08:22:36 PM »
Playing catch up in this thread so apologies if it's already been mentioned, but I reckon Spurs will have to prioritise the league match over the CL.  It's vital they secure CL qualification for next year and they know they're not getting to the final, so league points are far more important to them right now. 

They'll probably put up a fight in the home leg but will have to rest players at some point if they don't want their team to completely break down.

I am not even sure what they will prioritize. Their form is better in the CL than in the premier league. Its going to be draining on City though playing the same opponent 3 times in two weeks

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« Reply #3379 on: March 15, 2019, 08:27:36 PM »
I am not even sure what they will prioritize. Their form is better in the CL than in the premier league. Its going to be draining on City though playing the same opponent 3 times in two weeks

Well there's the irony.  They have to prioritise qualifying for the CL over trying to win it. 
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3380 on: March 15, 2019, 08:36:46 PM »
Just being here feels feels great, took the Benitez era for granted. Reckon we will get the better of Porto and would prefer utd in the semi. They are simply not up to what we have, despite the intense pressure the tie would generate. Messi would even make vvd pause for thought before a game. Virgil would stil probably take care of him

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3381 on: March 15, 2019, 08:48:52 PM »
Playing catch up in this thread so apologies if it's already been mentioned, but I reckon Spurs will have to prioritise the league match over the CL.  It's vital they secure CL qualification for next year and they know they're not getting to the final, so league points are far more important to them right now. 

They'll probably put up a fight in the home leg but will have to rest players at some point if they don't want their team to completely break down.

Spurs can get to the Final of the CL - they can certainly test City over 2 legs.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3382 on: March 15, 2019, 08:50:12 PM »
Just being here feels feels great, took the Benitez era for granted. Reckon we will get the better of Porto and would prefer utd in the semi. They are simply not up to what we have, despite the intense pressure the tie would generate. Messi would even make vvd pause for thought before a game. Virgil would stil probably take care of him

Tbf if they get past Barcelona in the semi then they'll be a match for anyone. Either way if we get there it'll be a difficult tie no matter who we may draw.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3383 on: March 15, 2019, 09:04:42 PM »
Tbf if they get past Barcelona in the semi then they'll be a match for anyone. Either way if we get there it'll be a difficult tie no matter who we may draw.

The current Barca team is nothing to be feared. Back in the days when Messi was young and had Iniesta and Robert Downey Jr running the midfield they were really something. Or the team with peak Suarez and Mascherano. Not now.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3384 on: March 15, 2019, 09:11:25 PM »
The current Barca team is nothing to be feared. Back in the days when Messi was young and had Iniesta and Robert Downey Jr running the midfield they were really something. Or the team with peak Suarez and Mascherano. Not now.

They aren't as good as they were then, but with Messi they have a very good chance and are dangerous for that alone. They have a good player in Dembele, and Suarez is still scoring goals.

They don't have a dominating midfield and imposing back four, but they can score goals.

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« Reply #3385 on: March 15, 2019, 09:39:57 PM »
Spurs can get to the Final of the CL - they can certainly test City over 2 legs.

You think they can win this?  Not so sure myself.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3386 on: March 15, 2019, 09:41:29 PM »
Juventus will be too wily for Spurs if they get past Ajax

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3387 on: March 15, 2019, 09:43:15 PM »
Very happy with the draw. Think Porto and United are the standout weakest teams left in it

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3388 on: March 15, 2019, 09:57:30 PM »

Hope he rips them apart at OT right under Ferguson's nose.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3389 on: March 15, 2019, 09:59:19 PM »
You think they can win this?  Not so sure myself.

I think they can - they are playing City in their new stadium.

That’s massive but could be a disadvantage
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3390 on: March 15, 2019, 10:07:23 PM »
For me the dream draw for us would have been Porto and then the winner of a Spurs v Ajax tie, with City playing the Mancs.

That said, this is a pretty good fucking second best and the likelihood is that if we are to make the final, we won’t meet an English side en route. United obviously may beat Barca, but I doubt it, even if they do I’d fancy us over 2 legs to be honest.

Anyone saying Porto are a better team than a year ago, they’re not, and a quick glance at he league table tells you that. That said, we probably won’t do them 5-0 again, and we’ll need to be at it as upsets are always possible, although less likely over 2 legs. Fortunately this team has consistently dispatched teams inferior to them all season in the league so I see no reason for it not to continue in Europe.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3391 on: March 15, 2019, 10:16:26 PM »
What a great draw!

I'm already dreaming of a final against City (in which the stadium is 90% Red), but I know that Porto is gonna be hard enough.

They've only kept 5/6 players from last season's 5-0 loss to us, which was a bit of a freak result. No Pepe nor Herrera for the first leg, though, which I didn't know when recording a draw reaction show today!

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3392 on: March 15, 2019, 10:19:37 PM »
It seems the draw has panned out perfectly with the 4 strongest being drawn against the 4 weakest so somewhere there'll be a shock defeat.

I'm going to go with either Spurs or utd winning their ties but most likely utd.  Of course they shouldn't but this is knockout football over 2 legs where anything can happen.

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« Reply #3393 on: March 15, 2019, 10:26:58 PM »
I think we are going to have to grind the win. Surely Porto will have learned the lesson from last year, they will be much tighter at the back this time. I see us winning 2-0 over the two legs.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3394 on: March 15, 2019, 10:30:21 PM »
Playing catch up in this thread so apologies if it's already been mentioned, but I reckon Spurs will have to prioritise the league match over the CL.  It's vital they secure CL qualification for next year and they know they're not getting to the final, so league points are far more important to them right now. 

They'll probably put up a fight in the home leg but will have to rest players at some point if they don't want their team to completely break down.
Spurs can't really prioritise. They don't have a squad bug enough to do so without simply capitulating. He will put out his strongest team for all three games unless the second leg is a dead tie.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3395 on: March 16, 2019, 12:54:39 AM »
All this  "We got an easy draw" has got to stop.They wouldn't be here if they hadn't earnt it.Itll be a tough fixture, hope the side don't believe it'll just happen, we must be on and at our best.Bring it on, can't wait.If we make it past Porto, the potential ties are mouthwatering.What this whole competition is about.Cmon you Reds!!!!


PS Would love to knock Coutino out, if he makes the side that is.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3396 on: March 16, 2019, 01:05:47 AM »
All this  "We got an easy draw" has got to stop.They wouldn't be here if they hadn't earnt it.Itll be a tough fixture, hope the side don't believe it'll just happen, we must be on and at our best.Bring it on, can't wait.If we make it past Porto, the potential ties are mouthwatering.What this whole competition is about.Cmon you Reds!!!!


PS Would love to knock Coutino out, if he makes the side that is.

It's ridiculous what stupid stuff people believe these days. We should have enough to see off Porto but you're spot on we need to take it very seriously. Even if they weren't a good side, we should set out to batter them, and I'm confident Klopp will see it the same way. I bet they even have a theory about why we drew Bayern in the previous round that is completely at odds with the explanation for the fix they think happened.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3397 on: March 16, 2019, 01:28:21 AM »
Doesn't really matter what we on here think about porto, as long as the players and the manager take them seriously which they will, but football is unpredictable so it's not impossible [Ajax knocked out Real, Roma knocked out Barca last year]

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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3398 on: March 16, 2019, 04:16:57 AM »
I study Porto midfield, they have just more technical players in the middle than us unfortunatelly.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. Porto in the Quarto.
« Reply #3399 on: March 16, 2019, 04:59:55 AM »
Would have wanted United vs. City, but this will do. There are no easy draws, but there are always the preferable draws. Porto certainly is one of them. One more chance for Casillas to get a send off at Anfield.