12 Feb 2018 12:18:28
where is the 20 goal striker in the Liverpool team? silly me, why have one when you can have two, 49 goals combined I fully expect that total to reach 70+ providing they steer clear of injury. finally ed001 how would you set the team up against porto?

{Ed001's Note - depends on fitness. Gomez might be fit in which case I would bring both him and Lovren back in. Henderson if fit has to start. The front 3 pick themselves. I would keep Ox in as at least he tries to make things happen. Probably put Can in for the other position as our options are so limited.}

1.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 14:18:40
Agree, the front 3 picks itself when fit, Hendo/ Can/ Ox midfield and Lovren to come in at CB, plus Gomez at RB to hopefully lock down the defence.

Key though is please please play Karius again.

2.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 14:42:09
Can is suspended for Wednesdays game against Porto.

3.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 14:45:25
Agree with you completely, ED.

4.) 12 Feb 2018
12 feb 2018 15:47:51
you’re right marv. that’s a shame.

5.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 16:03:10
Is it a shame? He's been terrible in nearly every game since we beat Man City. He was good against the mighty Huddersfield, and average or below in every other match.

Henderson, Lallana and Gini will probably be the midfield 3 and honestly I'm delighted we might finally see our first choice midfield together for the first time since about December 2016!

6.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 16:05:07
thanks for the reply Ed001, personally as long as we treat porto with respect we should have enough quality to get through over 2 legs.

7.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 16:18:12
Just learned that Can is suspended for the Porto game.

8.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 16:41:05
Agree MK, that should be our first choice midfield again.

9.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 16:43:24
Can's been poor. Looks to me as though he's been watching too much Italian footy this season. Hendo is the man, Ox and Lallana hopefully in the midfield. Attack, attack, attack attack attack. If Migs is in goal it will be a crime against football.

10.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 17:11:44
Watching Emre Can at the moment, makes me wish we had Jonjo Shelvey instead. Better player all round.

11.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 18:14:32
I quite like that midfield too MK with either Ox or Lallana with Hendo and Wijnaldum. The midfield seemed to have more clearly defined roles last season this season it’s been 3 box to box players all pretty much doing the same thing.

12.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 18:23:33
Can has played terribly every time he has wore the armband. He has been good when he is not the skipper. Not sure if that is down to the pressures of captaincy, or the availability of hendo playing in the deeper role.

13.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 19:04:23
I'd love to see henderson, lallana and chamberlain, all press, all technically decent and somewhat intelligent, they don't have the star quality of coutinho but they are a very decent midfield. I do not know what Can and Wijnaldum offer anymore, they'd get ripped to pieces in a top level champions league game. Same with matip. Gomez, karius, robertson, van dijk, lovren/ klavan to make up the back line. If we play that team i can have no complaints if we get knocked out.

14.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 19:11:21
I hope Lovren replaces Matip, he annoyed me so damn much last game whereas Lovren seems slightly 'sturdier' (lightly used) when partnered with VVD

Also hasn’t Bobby got 12 in his last 15 games? If he can keep this form up, over 37 games that is 29 goals isn’t it? xD so yeah OP is right in saying we have 2 20+ers XD.

15.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 19:44:48
Agree with MK on the Midfield.

Ox got a decent assist albeit down to the defenders error, but other than that didn't do enough for me, thought his positioning was very poor at times. Want him to do well for us but struggling to see it :C

Lallana looked solid coming on and perhaps should have bagged a goal and Gini much improved!

Hendo definitely keeps things more settled and controlled and protects the back 4 more than the others!

Hopefully we can get a good result Wednesday lads!


16.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 20:48:28
Juicer, Shelvey better than Can? MOTD fever much?

17.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 21:01:06
I think we’re looking at.

Van Dijk.

I can’t see Klopp taking the risk of starting Moreno given time out, and Arnold is inexperienced still. Henderson not playing against Southampton makes me think he was being saved for Porto.

The main worry is goal Karius is certainly first choice for prem games but I can’t call if he will stay in for this one. I really hope he does and is coming good in my opinion.

18.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 21:11:55
Personally I think Lallana should be sitting the matches out until his ban expires for U23. Yeah I know he is eligible but he shouldn't be.

19.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 21:38:45
I agree entirely Phil.

20.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 21:48:49
have no idea how porto play. but would like to see us play hendo and gini together in midfield, ox ahead of them and then the usual suspects up front.
back 4 would like to see Gomez, VVD, Lovren and Robbo.

21.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 22:08:56
Seriously Phil? Bet you’re fun at parties.

22.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 22:24:01
LALLAna slows down our play and is very much a player for the last 20 IMO to come on and see the game out.

Technically excellent but too many touches and too slow to move the ball most of the time, although he is definitely capable of playing faster when he’s on it.

23.) 13 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 18:28:30
Ed001 why Gomez Trent has done everything right last 2 games

And Gomez falls asleep to often for me!

{Ed001's Note - Trent has not done everything right, his delivery has been mainly good but should be better, he is capable of brilliance not good. Defensively he is still asleep and Saints even set out to target both of our fullbacks because they were weak defensively according to their analysts. They are right as well, as they were not stopping anything coming in from the flanks.}

24.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 00:16:48
Lallana has a bit of creativity we miss. I would have him and Chamberlain.

25.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 07:05:36
I agree on Hendo, Gini and Lallana. only reason it’s a shame about Can is because Gini has been poor of late.

I do agree though when all on form that’s the right blend and energy as all three press well and as a unit. I’d be happy to see them start and hope Gini can sharpen up. He showed a little more against Southampton but still dithers a little on the ball and needs confidence in the final third. Why he let that ball run through to Mane is anyone’s guess.

Can doesn’t press as well from the front but has done better in possession IMO.

26.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 11:56:16
I'm not saying it's what I want but I reckon milner will start at porto. Klopp likes him in Europe and he does seem to play in the big games. If he has a good game we generally win easily. I much prefer lallana but he is far from perfect match fitness.

I predict Hendo Ox and Milner. All English.

27.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 11:57:54
That surely has to be the back 4 faith, with Karius. Please God don't let migs get the nod.

28.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 14:22:38
Klopp has revealed that it is Karius in all games till the season's end.