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Watford (A) - Sat 16th Oct 2021 (12:30pm)

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15 hours ago, AngryOfTuebrook said:

Presumably, FIFA had these fixtures pencilled in before allocating the matches for BT and Sky. Do BT have to have an early kick-off every week? Could they not have picked, say, Norwich/Brighton or Everton/West Ham for the early kick-off?

It seems a strange pick as well, both Leicester v The Mancs and Villa v Wolves look to be more intriguing games for the neutral, and both kickoff at 3pm.

 

So what’s our midfield likely to be tomorrow? Henderson, Milner and Keita? We are threadbare there with Fab, Curtis and Harvey all missing.

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2 hours ago, diamondjoe said:

 

 

 

And Martin Tyler is a cunt.

Always good to get that in early!

 

Glad Alisson and Fab are going straight to Madrid, at least they only miss one game then.

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4 hours ago, Vincent Vega said:

It seems a strange pick as well, both Leicester v The Mancs and Villa v Wolves look to be more intriguing games for the neutral, and both kickoff at 3pm.

 

So what’s our midfield likely to be tomorrow? Henderson, Milner and Keita? We are threadbare there with Fab, Curtis and Harvey all missing.

Thiago also out (obviously). Maybe Ox might get some game time? Assuming he's not also on the treatment table that is....

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17 minutes ago, Daisy said:

So are we saying having a rock solid reliable midfielder is a good thing to have after all and was stupid to let him go? 

Yes, having Gini Wijnaldum or not is definitely the key between winning or losing to Watford.

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4 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

Yes, having Gini Wijnaldum or not is definitely the key between winning or losing to Watford.

Cock

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53 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

Yes, having Gini Wijnaldum or not is definitely the key between winning or losing to Watford.

Maybe not Watford we certainly missed him against City though our midfield got bossed in that match. 

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53 minutes ago, Mark M said:

Maybe not Watford we certainly missed him against City though our midfield got bossed in that match. 

So did PSG, who left him on the bench for 80 minutes while they beat them 2-0. 

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2 hours ago, Daisy said:

Cock

 

2 hours ago, 3 Stacks said:

I could change something in this quote to something crude towards you, but I won't do that, credit to me. It's my gallantry.

Cook Pass 3 Stacks

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Goalkeeper: Kelleher

Alisson did not play for Brazil against Uruguay in the early hours of Friday with Manchester City's Ederson preferred in goal but he is likely to travel directly to Spain.

Liverpool play Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday and upon his return from international duty, due to playing away at Colombia, would have faced a period of quarantine.

 

Klopp said: "The decision we made is the boys will not be here, they will go directly to Madrid, wait there for us, be able to play hopefully against Atletico."

 

That means Caoimhin Kelleher will make his first Premier League appearance and only the third of his career. The Irishman has ousted Adrian as No 2 and is considered a reliable back-up to Alisson.

Defence: Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson

Trent Alexander-Arnold missed the Champions League win at Porto and the draw with City at Anfield in the league but is fit again after a muscle issue.

 

He returns at right-back where James Milner had been deputising, with the rest of the back-line likely to be unchanged thanks to a two-week break.

 

Virgil van Dijk scored his first goal since returning from his long-term knee injury for the Netherlands over the break and should be partnered by Joel Matip.

 

Andy Robertson will continue to be selected at left-back although Kostas Tsimikas has played brilliantly whenever he has come into the side this term.

Midfield: Henderson, Keita, Milner

With Fabinho unavailable like Alisson, Curtis Jones and Thiago Alcantara have also both been ruled out. Klopp said: "Thiago, I don't know [when he will be available]. It still takes a little bit of time."

 

Harvey Elliott is a long-term absentee due to a serious ankle injury which leaves Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the only options.

 

Klopp could alternatively go to a 4-2-3-1 with Roberto Firmino coming into the side alongside the club's other first-choice attackers but that seems unlikely given midfield general Fabinho is absent.

 

With Oxlade-Chamberlain struggling for form this term, Milner and Keita are expected shoe-ins alongside captain Henderson, who will take up the role as the holder.

 

He took up those same responsibilities in the home win over Burnley this season when he had Keita and Elliott ahead of him, though will hope for more defensive security this time with Milner in the middle.

Attack: Salah, Jota, Mane

Though Firmino is fresh having not gone away with Brazil and scored twice off the bench at Porto, it's likely the Brazilian continues on the bench.

 

That is because Jota has been cleared to play despite a knock that prevented him from playing for Portugal over the break.

 

Firmino has generally struggled away at Watford for Liverpool and Jota should lead the line flanked by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

 

Salah has eight goals in six matches against Watford and the Premier League Golden Boot hopeful will hope to add to his tally of six league goals this term in Hertfordshire.

 

Expected Liverpool XI to face Watford: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Keita, Milner; Salah, Jota, Mane

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Early kick off, new manager , injuries and players returning thanks to international break , players unable to play due to said international break…

 

Think I’ll be hiding behind the couch for this one 

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21 minutes ago, Daisy said:

Klopp seems utterly fed up of football these days

Don't blame him, I hate it as well. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unless we win, in which case it's great.

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21 hours ago, an tha said:

Think will be this then...not ideal but can't do a lot else given injuries/unavailability.

 

Kelleher

 

TAA

Matip

VVD

Robertson

 

Henderson

Keita

Milner

 

Mane

Salah

Firmino

 

 

This is the team

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Oxlade unable to get a start when he has been there all the last 2 weeks while likes of keita has been playing 3 games in a week and Jones is injured.

 

Says it all about him.

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Last chance saloon for Keita. 

 

Naturally he'll be pure shite before crying off with an 'injury'.

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