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33 minutes ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Should pump him full of whatever they pump Modric and Kroos with. Too Everton?

come on, you know all our players are already on the max and as it's the end of the season, klopp is running low on stocks before he goes back to germany to stock up. 

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10 minutes ago, Barrington Womble said:

come on, you know all our players are already on the max and as it's the end of the season, klopp is running low on stocks before he goes back to germany to stock up. 

Yeah sorry mate I forgot, Monster and a Mars Bar will have to do.

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1 hour ago, MegadriveMan said:

Carragher saying that Thiago has a 50/50 chance.

Yeah I heard that on the Blood Red podcast. He also said that if he's 50/50 then he'll play as it's the European cup final! 

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15 hours ago, johnsusername said:

Yeah I heard that on the Blood Red podcast. He also said that if he's 50/50 then he'll play as it's the European cup final! 

That was my thoughts, just give the lads carrying injuries some painkillers and let them crack on. Last game of the season, no international tournaments through the summer, so anything they aggravate won't matter because they have plenty of time to recover.

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If he's doing light work, I'd imagine they'll give him a short of cortisone and some painkillers and try him out.

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I feel like he's vital for this game. It's Thiago vs Modric. Our play maker against theirs, we really need him. I think Klopp takes the risk because we have 5 subs. If it was a 3 sub match i doubt he'd even consider it. 

 

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Just now, Mil-ing Around said:

I feel like he's vital for this game. It's Thiago vs Modric. Our play maker against theirs, we really need him. I think Klopp takes the risk because we have 5 subs. If it was a 3 sub match i doubt he'd even consider it. 

 

That sounds like panic to me. Both teams are more than capable of winning the match without controling the midfield. If we lose control of the midfield, it will allow us the space to get our quick forwards into the space behind them. And if thiago plays and we dominate midfield Madrid have got fucked in with midfield against psg, Chelsea and city, yet they knocked all 3 out. This game will be won and lost in each penalty area. 

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21 minutes ago, Mil-ing Around said:

I feel like he's vital for this game. It's Thiago vs Modric. Our play maker against theirs, we really need him. I think Klopp takes the risk because we have 5 subs. If it was a 3 sub match i doubt he'd even consider it. 

 

Nothing worse than forcing a player into a line up and seeing them trudge off in the first half.

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2 minutes ago, TD_LFC said:

Nothing worse than forcing a player into a line up and seeing them trudge off in the first half.

It worked with Kewell in Istanbul.

 

.BELIEVE.

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38 minutes ago, Barrington Womble said:

That sounds like panic to me. Both teams are more than capable of winning the match without controling the midfield. If we lose control of the midfield, it will allow us the space to get our quick forwards into the space behind them. And if thiago plays and we dominate midfield Madrid have got fucked in with midfield against psg, Chelsea and city, yet they knocked all 3 out. This game will be won and lost in each penalty area. 

I hear what your saying, but Modric is absolutely vital for them. He makes them tick, receives the ball in tight spaces and never loses it. We have never got close to him in the 3 games we've played them in the last few years. I doubt we can stop him doing his thing in midfield, we couldn't manage it with Henderson and Gini in their peak. So i feel like when we have the ball we are going to need to fight fire with fire. Without Thiago, i can't see Henderson, Fabinho and Kieta (or Milner) being progressive enough and good enough under pressure from Kroos and Casemiro. 

 

If we can gain any advantage in midfield, with the ball, we have the forwards to destroy them. Without Thiago that's going to be really tough. 

 

EDIT: Just seen these message below. Get the fuck in! Huge news

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Klopp asked about Thiago's chances of playing

"I only met him inside, there's a good chance. It's surprisingly good. The good news overnight was that it was not that bad. He could be able to train tomorrow."

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Fab back and Thiago what a shot in the arm that is.

Hopefully they can train well and be ok for Saturday and we don't have to have Keita playing.

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1 hour ago, Mil-ing Around said:

I hear what your saying, but Modric is absolutely vital for them. He makes them tick, receives the ball in tight spaces and never loses it. We have never got close to him in the 3 games we've played them in the last few years. I doubt we can stop him doing his thing in midfield, we couldn't manage it with Henderson and Gini in their peak. So i feel like when we have the ball we are going to need to fight fire with fire. Without Thiago, i can't see Henderson, Fabinho and Kieta (or Milner) being progressive enough and good enough under pressure from Kroos and Casemiro. 

 

If we can gain any advantage in midfield, with the ball, we have the forwards to destroy them. Without Thiago that's going to be really tough. 

 

EDIT: Just seen these message below. Get the fuck in! Huge news

I just think we will go longer if they're better in midfield. VVD will just take over and we'll hit our front men and trent. And as for stopping modric, we probably won't regardless of which of our midfielders play. He's a good player and you can't stop everything. But it's not a one man sport, it's a team game, so it's a question of what we do when he releases the ball. For instance thiago started on Sunday, it didn't stop wolves creating multiple chances through the 1st half. That wasn't specifically thiago's fault, we defended poorly as a unit. If we do that again on Saturday, we're fucked. What we need to do on Saturday is ensure we're as solid and in control as we can be without the ball and when we have it, we need to be less wasteful as we have over the last few weeks of the season. And that's not just the forwards. It's the final balls into the box when teams are open. It's being ruthless on set pieces when we have good aerial chances. We've dropped off significantly lately in those situations - in fact probably since the 2nd half of the city cup semi final. Getting to our best in their box is the most important thing we can do on Saturday. 

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