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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #720 on: May 13, 2019, 09:59:00 PM »
Will there be any friendly games in the interim period to maintain match fitness?

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #721 on: May 13, 2019, 10:00:06 PM »
Will there be any friendly games in the interim period to maintain match fitness?

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« Reply #722 on: May 13, 2019, 10:54:25 PM »
No

Im sure we will have a couple behind doors games, long break between Wolves and Spurs.
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #723 on: May 13, 2019, 11:21:37 PM »
Will there be any friendly games in the interim period to maintain match fitness?
A friendly derby with our friendly neighbours would be perfect  ;D
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #724 on: May 14, 2019, 02:18:30 AM »
Wonder whether the fact Madrid is 700m above sea level will impact on players fitness? If so, would make sense to get out there a lot earlier than 2 days to acclimatise! I really dont like these long breaks. We always seem to come back disjointed!

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #725 on: May 14, 2019, 02:20:13 AM »
The first time since Cardiff ww’re Favourites going into a final right? First time Klopp is a favourite going in to a final too. It’s do or die.

We have to win this, it would cap off a amazing season for us, I think we will, comfortably.

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #726 on: May 14, 2019, 02:22:16 AM »
The first time since Cardiff ww’re Favourites going into a final right? First time Klopp is a favourite going in to a final too. It’s do or die.

We have to win this, it would cap off a amazing season for us, I think we will, comfortably.

I think we were favorites against Sevilla.

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #727 on: May 14, 2019, 03:23:07 AM »
I think we were favorites against Sevilla.

Perhaps with the bookies, but in reality we weren't. They were a much better side.

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #728 on: May 14, 2019, 03:36:57 AM »
I think we were favorites against Sevilla.

I don’t think we were, they won 2 europa’s in a row prior to that final didn’t they? Plus we were just starting under Klopp at the time

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #729 on: May 14, 2019, 04:20:37 AM »
Will there be any friendly games in the interim period to maintain match fitness?

Behind closed doors friendlies would suffice, but rest would be better (i.e. training at moderate intensity, working on whatever plans we'll have for the final).
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #730 on: May 14, 2019, 05:01:53 AM »
A friendly derby with our friendly neighbours would be perfect  ;D

Indeed. A behind-closed-doors friendly with Tranmere sounds about right ;)
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #731 on: May 14, 2019, 05:57:59 AM »
Will there be any friendly games in the interim period to maintain match fitness?
I hope Everton could help us on that matter, friendly game, and mounting a mock / simulation / challenge of
Champions League final a week before the game so our players can train in a real-situation-environment in
competitive manner, due to our location with them is much nearer.
It's there to remind our lads who they're playing for and to remind the opposition who they're playing against!

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« Reply #732 on: May 14, 2019, 06:31:46 AM »
We need to win this, only way to end our season is a trophy for the lads and the manager. It will make us even hungrier for next season IMO after we missed out on the league by such a small margin.
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #733 on: May 14, 2019, 06:47:32 AM »
Yeah really convenient excuse that after the event. And any need for the personal insult?

So confident in your knowledge that you can dismiss medical experts yet so insecure when personal insults are thrown at you. Quite ironic that you feel the need to denigrate each player ‘responsible ‘ for the loss. Must make your life better.

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #734 on: May 14, 2019, 08:23:15 AM »
We just need to show the players their runners up medal from.last years final and that would provide enough motivation to go out and win the dam game
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #735 on: May 14, 2019, 10:11:15 AM »
I hope Everton could help us on that matter, friendly game, and mounting a mock / simulation / challenge of
Champions League final a week before the game so our players can train in a real-situation-environment in
competitive manner, due to our location with them is much nearer.

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #736 on: May 14, 2019, 10:24:06 AM »
You'll not catch many with this... :)
think that was for the "jokes so bad they are funny" thread
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #737 on: May 14, 2019, 11:29:52 AM »
I hope Everton could help us on that matter, friendly game, and mounting a mock / simulation / challenge of
Champions League final a week before the game so our players can train in a real-situation-environment in
competitive manner, due to our location with them is much nearer.
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #738 on: May 14, 2019, 11:42:23 AM »
Behind closed doors friendlies would suffice, but rest would be better (i.e. training at moderate intensity, working on whatever plans we'll have for the final).

5 day break for the squad, training camp for a week in the warm weather, then back to Liverpool, and then out to Madrid 2 days before hand.

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #739 on: May 14, 2019, 12:06:46 PM »
Tottenham players have been given 2 days off. Think Jurgen is doing the right thing in giving our lads a little more brake.

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #740 on: May 14, 2019, 12:10:53 PM »
Tottenham players have been given 2 days off. Think Jurgen is doing the right thing in giving our lads a little more brake.

Absolutely. Lads will appreciate that to be honest. A few days on the beach with the family/friends and then onto warm training camp. We going to raring to go against them.  :lickin

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« Reply #741 on: May 14, 2019, 12:14:03 PM »
Wonder if Spurs' fans would have preferred Barca to us?
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #742 on: May 14, 2019, 12:27:45 PM »
I was having a discussion at the weekend about the last team to win a Champions League final on their first appearance in the final.  I think the last one was Dortmund in 1997, so 22 years ago.  In that time Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco, Arsenal and Chelsea have all lost on their first appearance in a final.  Atletico Madrid also lost in 2014 on their second final appearance and first since 1974.

This may not necessarily mean much for this final but it does show that it is difficult for first time finalist to know how to deal with a match this big.  I think our experience from the final last year will be vital in winning this game.

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #743 on: May 14, 2019, 12:29:35 PM »
Wonder whether the fact Madrid is 700m above sea level will impact on players fitness? If so, would make sense to get out there a lot earlier than 2 days to acclimatise! I really dont like these long breaks. We always seem to come back disjointed!

The human body is absolutely fine for physical activity without acclimatisation up until about a mile high. No problems.

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« Reply #744 on: May 14, 2019, 12:37:57 PM »
Tottenham players have been given 2 days off. Think Jurgen is doing the right thing in giving our lads a little more brake.

Read the above bit earlier on but on the other hand Van Dijk talking about being on the beach. If it truly is a couple of days off, would you be arsed with the packing and travelling for just two days?  ;D

“We have to do a couple of things in preparation for the Champions League [final], media stuff,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com of the current plans.

“We have to do that, then the boys will have a couple of days off and then we have two proper weeks as a pre-season for the Champions League final.

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/350396-jurgen-klopp-liverpool-champions-league-final
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #745 on: May 14, 2019, 12:39:33 PM »
Wonder whether the fact Madrid is 700m above sea level will impact on players fitness? If so, would make sense to get out there a lot earlier than 2 days to acclimatise! I really dont like these long breaks. We always seem to come back disjointed!
think i read once you are better off travelling in for the game for games at altitude. just a day or two before rather than weeks

but as linudden said it might not even be high enough to have an effect anyway
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #746 on: May 14, 2019, 12:45:33 PM »
think i read once you are better off travelling in for the game for games at altitude. just a day or two before rather than weeks

but as linudden said it might not even be high enough to have an effect anyway

Let's just say it like this, you don't want to arrive on the morning of the match to play Deportivo Toluca at 2,600 metres of elevation today (https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/@3515302) when the sun is virtually at zenith with crazy UV's involved too. Doesn't matter that it averages no more 24-25°C because there will be thin air, the balls will fly crazy fast and the sun will feel like a furnace at noon. We'd probably be destroyed by them if it was played in daylight for the UV acclimatisation reason alone. Sadio and Naby have grown up in the tropics but the others have zero experience of lengthy playing in that.

On the other hand, going to play SKA Khabarovsk in the Europa League in Eastern Siberia on a Thursday night in December, would also be a proper nightmare, but luckily they're too small of a club for that ever to have happened to anybody  :-X
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #747 on: May 14, 2019, 12:47:37 PM »
Let's just say it like this, you don't want to arrive on the morning of the match to play Deportivo Toluca at 2,600 metres of elevation today (https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/@3515302) when the sun is virtually at zenith with crazy UV's involved too. Doesn't matter that it averages no more 24-25°C because there will be thin air, the balls will fly crazy fast and the sun will feel like a furnace. We'd probably be destroyed by them.

On the other hand, going to play SKA Khabarovsk in the Europa League in Eastern Siberia on a Thursday night in December, would also be a proper nightmare, but luckily they're too small of a club for that ever to have happened to anybody  :-X
yep. i didnt say go in that day though

i think i may have read it in relation to the 86 world cup. Scotland may have gone into an area at high altitude for a good bit before one game and it did more harm than good. The Germans i think it was only went in a day or two before.

i could be wrong mind you
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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #748 on: May 14, 2019, 01:18:33 PM »
2019 UEFA Champions League final refereeing team

Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Assistant Referees: Jure Praprotnik, Robert Vukan (both from Slovenia)
Fourth official: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Video Assistant Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
VAR Assistants: Pol van Boekel (Netherlands), Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Offside VAR: Mark Borsch (Germany)

https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/about-uefa/news/newsid=2604901.html

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« Reply #749 on: May 14, 2019, 01:20:50 PM »
Skomina can be weird at times. He was the ref in our match against Roma in Rome

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« Reply #750 on: May 14, 2019, 01:21:06 PM »
I'm liking the fact that we've got the nice, shiny, spacious home dressing room with comfortable leather chairs whereas Spurs are stuck in a grim away dressing room that looks like something from a League 2 side. Not sure if it'll have any impact on the game but every little advantage we get, I'll take.

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« Reply #751 on: May 14, 2019, 01:29:56 PM »
Skomina can be weird at times. He was the ref in our match against Roma in Rome

If he is okay with general fouls, then VAR will take care of the penalties and sending-offs.

I think in that game against Roma, the biggest controversial decision was the penalty for handball by Milner, where the ball was struck at pace with Milner's hand close to the body. Hopefully, VAR will take care of such instances.

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« Reply #752 on: May 14, 2019, 02:36:19 PM »
If he is okay with general fouls, then VAR will take care of the penalties and sending-offs.

I think in that game against Roma, the biggest controversial decision was the penalty for handball by Milner, where the ball was struck at pace with Milner's hand close to the body. Hopefully, VAR will take care of such instances.

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« Reply #754 on: May 14, 2019, 02:45:07 PM »
If he is okay with general fouls, then VAR will take care of the penalties and sending-offs.

I think in that game against Roma, the biggest controversial decision was the penalty for handball by Milner, where the ball was struck at pace with Milner's hand close to the body. Hopefully, VAR will take care of such instances.
Thankfully the penalty given against Klavan happened too late to end up being a massive call

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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #755 on: May 14, 2019, 03:08:26 PM »
I'm liking the fact that we've got the nice, shiny, spacious home dressing room with comfortable leather chairs whereas Spurs are stuck in a grim away dressing room that looks like something from a League 2 side. Not sure if it'll have any impact on the game but every little advantage we get, I'll take.
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« Reply #756 on: May 14, 2019, 04:20:28 PM »
2019 UEFA Champions League final refereeing team

Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Assistant Referees: Jure Praprotnik, Robert Vukan (both from Slovenia)
Fourth official: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Video Assistant Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
VAR Assistants: Pol van Boekel (Netherlands), Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Offside VAR: Mark Borsch (Germany)

https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/about-uefa/news/newsid=2604901.html


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Re: European Cup Final 1/6/19. LFC v THFC
« Reply #757 on: May 14, 2019, 04:40:07 PM »
I'm liking the fact that we've got the nice, shiny, spacious home dressing room with comfortable leather chairs whereas Spurs are stuck in a grim away dressing room that looks like something from a League 2 side. Not sure if it'll have any impact on the game but every little advantage we get, I'll take.

It'll more than likely spur them on (no pun intended)
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« Reply #758 on: May 14, 2019, 05:01:00 PM »
It'll more than likely spur them on (no pun intended)

It might do that. But recently, we've matured enough that we can play as the favourites - strong, composed, not letting them have a sniff. Of course, we can never let arrogance and entitlement set in, but this team isn't like that.
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« Reply #759 on: May 14, 2019, 05:01:45 PM »
It'll more than likely spur them on (no pun intended)

If they can get motivated by that then we should be even more motivated by last year and what has transpired this year