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11 Dec 2018 19:00:45
Milner, Hendo and Gini in midfield. I was really hoping Keita would start, but he's on the bench, as is Shaqiri.

Apart from that, no surprises. Matip stays in defence but I thought he did well last match. Napoli will be a different challenge for him I'm sure.

Come on Red Men.

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11 Dec 2018 18:52:18
Really hope they prove me wrong tonight, but that midfield does not give me confidence, I thought both Fabinho and Keita HAD to start but neither of them in the team just seems like a mistake to me. That midfield just doesn’t have enough creativity and leaving it up to the front 3 to do it all up top is a major risk!

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11 Dec 2018 18:57:38
It's the team I expected but I would also have liked keita in the midfield. Wiji always better at home tho and has popped up with big goals in the past so let's in trust in Klopp with this and see how we go! 🤞.

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11 Dec 2018 18:59:24
Milner Hendo and Wilnaldum just do not work, can't beat Red Star, Klopp will lose it for us today.

What does Shakiri or keita have to do to be ahead of Milner and Hendo.

Ruined my day after seeing saturdays great performnce with this team sheetfor today.

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11 Dec 2018 19:07:49
I think Klopp is looking to keep things tight early on to make sure we don't concede. He will bring Keita and Shaqiri on in second half if we need more goals.

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11 Dec 2018 19:10:04
Give it a break rborhara support the lads until the final whistle. I think Hendo could be huge for us tonight.

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11 Dec 2018 19:15:29
How quickly people forget that midfield was a vital part of our CL campaign last year.

We can’t go balls to the wall tonight, it’s a sign of respect against a very good Napoli team.

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11 Dec 2018 19:17:24
i always support the team, but that midfield hasn't scored more than a goal all per game all season.

Great comment a few weeks ago, the best sort of defence is being offence, we need that.

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11 Dec 2018 19:50:14
This midfield got us to the final last year, they will try to get us in to a good position for the likes of Shaq to get us the goals and creativity of needed. Not the midfield I expect but it’s not like we have put in a bunch of youngsters.

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11 Dec 2018 21:00:43
Gini must've done a line of coke or something before he came out, he was brilliant in that first half.

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11 Dec 2018 22:20:50
Imagine a team sheet ruining your day 🙄.

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11 Dec 2018 18:51:21
Hendo, Gini, Millie and Matip in. Rest as expected.

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11 Dec 2018 18:47:34
Matip plays, gets my full support! let's hope last seasons midfield means last seasons level of performance in Europe. Come on the Redmen!

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11 Dec 2018 17:45:34
Off to the game tonight! Come on boys! YNWA.

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{Ed025's Note - good luck mate..

11 Dec 2018 18:09:44
Enjoy mate, shout loudest!

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11 Dec 2018 18:29:16
Fingers crossed for the result tonight. hope it's a cracker for you mate. COME ON LADS.

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11 Dec 2018 18:33:32
Have fun mate!

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11 Dec 2018 18:42:23
Stood in the sing fongs queue as we speak. c'mon Red men!

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11 Dec 2018 18:51:03
wow that blue ed is something special. 1st to wish us good luck. Suspect we may just need it. Thanks 25!

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{Ed025's Note - no problem RAO..

11 Dec 2018 15:49:01
Hi eds
With you saying you are busy with your family for the next few weeks and won’t be able to do match reviews could I make a suggestion and could someone else do them. I have read other reviews on here before from a poster that were good I just can’t remember who.

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{Ed002's Note - You want to take a crack at doing one? Any other takers?}

11 Dec 2018 16:12:33
Nooo not me I struggle to type this up 😂 but am sure there others would like a go.

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{Ed025's Note - MK scouser, salah and Brover have good penmanship but there are others on here who are good as well, time for someone to step up to the plate, i could do them but it may cause a riot.. :)

11 Dec 2018 17:03:15
An Ed002 match review would no doubt be hilarious, accurate and cutting at the same time 😄.

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11 Dec 2018 17:23:35
An ed002 review following a win by us against Man Unite on Sunday would be priceless.

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11 Dec 2018 17:03:15
An Ed002 match review would no doubt be hilarious, accurate and cutting at the same time 😄.

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{Ed002's Note - I would have to do it without watching the game though.}

11 Dec 2018 17:26:41
Lol that would be funny Ron as would an Ed25 one! lol!

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11 Dec 2018 17:29:24
Hey Eds025 if your still about, how do you think Fabinio's been doing, we're all v happy with him, has he started to change your mind?

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{Ed025's Note - he has done ok i suppose IDLLK but he has had a lot of help from jimmy and naby what iv seen mate, if he does well i will give the fella due praise but its early days yet and he has not come up against much to be honest, lets see how he does when the big boys come out to play mate and he has to take more responsibility..

11 Dec 2018 17:46:50
Hey all, I'm happy to have a bash at Man U, Wolves and Newcastle (next 3 PL games), presuming Ed001 can do Napoli?

I'm on hols then, so need someone else to cover from Arsenal onwards.

Not sure of the exact ratio of commentary vs gags, but, hey, it'll be interesting!

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{Ed025's Note - sounds good to me zed..

11 Dec 2018 18:21:18
Mk is a shout.

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11 Dec 2018 18:13:27
I don’t know what games you’ve been watching Ed025😂 the guys making around 7-9 crunching tackles a game and has been very confident on the ball as well, including against everton, what more does he have to do to get you to accept defeat? Win the 2019 Ballon d’or?

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{Ed025's Note - tackling does not count AW since you all want it banning after ben mee,s challenge on gomez, the thing is mate that you are so desperate for him to do well (or prove me wrong) that you are lauding ordinary performances as brilliant, and thats ok by me as i can be biased as well at times, but i can say hes fantastic if you want?..

11 Dec 2018 19:05:59
He's been nothing special. has not impressed for me. Good squad player but based on his price you would expect he would be an obvious inclusion in the starting 11 and he has not been.

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11 Dec 2018 21:34:28
Go for it Zed.

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11 Dec 2018 21:36:27
If love a crack at a match review but I’m a chef, it’s December - the 3 hours it takes just to watch the game twice would be a stretch, let alone the time to write the report. More than happy to chip in with a bit of writing though to (hopefully) keep people entertained. I’m putting the finishing touches today to something I’ve written for this site that will be getting sent to you lovely Ed’s tomorrow.

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11 Dec 2018 19:18:59
You mean ben Mee’s assualt on Gomez ed? ;)

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{Ed025's Note - no firmane i mean the tackle, just like the VVD one tonight where his momentum took him through the player, it happens mate its a contact sport..

11 Dec 2018 19:39:16
Personally i didn’t have a problem with Ben Mee’s challenge on Gomez, i haven’t seen anyone even complain about it? It was a fair challenge and the rain saw him slide off the field and hurt himself.

Quite the contrary, you don’t have to think Fabinho is the second coming, just that he is a little bit better than, as you put it, a ‘lemon’. I think the vast majority of people would say his performances have been quite positive so far, only time will tell though just how good he is.

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{Ed025's Note - thats right AW, you are very fair there mate but on fab if he was as good as you say he would have started in this very important game, he never so that should tell you a lot..

11 Dec 2018 23:49:48
Would love to read Zeds reviews.

Ed's 025 love your opinions but Fabinio was brought in as a DM crunching tackles are his remit, and the boy can play a bit too from what I've seen.

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{Ed025's Note - i cant argue with that IDLLK, but lets not castigate mee and then say its ok for fab to do it as thats just hypocrisy mate, i would like to hear zed,s review of tonight as he usually has a balanced view on things mate..

11 Dec 2018 15:41:25
I am buzzing for this already, would love a big win but my prediction is 2-0 to us, salah and randomly going to say van dijk from a corner!

Where is everyone going to be watching the match?

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11 Dec 2018 17:28:37
I'm working til 8 but getting the better half to collect me so I can watch on my phone til I get back to the house, should be watching from my house from 8:30.

I can't wait for this game to start, I think napoli will come and try and score 1st to put the pressure on us, hopefully they leave themselves open and we can get an early goal.

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11 Dec 2018 17:47:45
I'll be watching first half on Live Chat as will be travelling home from work, and second half at home!

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11 Dec 2018 18:08:39
It's going to be torture right to the end. Only way it won't be is if we are 3 or 4 nil up with 30 seconds left on the clock.

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11 Dec 2018 13:30:24
I caught an interesting and frustrating debate on 5Live last night just before the Everton-Watford game focusing on the Phil Foden news and whether its better for him to go on loan and gain more minutes or stay at City and train with superb players and coaches, but get less minutes.

Fantastic insights by guest Nedum Onouha who was in a similar situation in the early/ mid 00s when he made his debut for City aged 17.

What was frustrating was that one of the commentators was adamant that Foden should go on loan to get minutes, whereas Nedum and the other presenter were trying to put forward the balance of the experience Foden could gain learning from Silva and De Bruyne on the training field and also working under Guardiola day in day out.

For me, I really think it comes down to the players. Kane, for example, benefited from time on loan. Also, there's a real threat of burnout if kids play too much. I fear a little for Trent, although trust Klopp and his team to manage him correctly.

Look at people like Judas and God. Both had played over 50 competitive games at the highest level before the age of 20, and both suffered later in their careers with injuries. Flip side is someone like Milner. He's played 30+ games a season since 2003-04 when he was 17/ 18. Not really had significant injury absence.

I'd be interested in other views on both keep/ integrate (with less playing time) vs send on loan for more playing time, especially with regard to our emerging youngsters. And also does anyone else fear for burnout in our current first team youngsters like TAA and Joe? Remember, we've got another starlet in Brewster yet to come.

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{Ed001's Note - burnout was not the issue with either God or Owen. It was lifestyle. They both spent too little time on their recovery after games, that is why they picked up injuries and those injuries are what cut short their career.}

11 Dec 2018 16:18:29
To be honest, you can try and make an educated guess at what is best for them, but it really is all down to the players themselves. If they do enough on the training pitch then they will get picked. If they take on board enough from their loans or from training with the first team, they will get picked. There are pro’s and cons to both. If you work hard enough for it you will get it. I mean look at Ibe; tipped for greatness, had the benefit of going out on loan and having a shot with the first team, and none of it got him anywhere. I do think Foden is a special case though, its hard to think of a more unsympathetic club to youth players, he needs to go to somewhere in mid-table and show what he can do i think.

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11 Dec 2018 17:04:49
They need to play in matches against players who are more experienced. Look at Jayden Sancho - what an example that lad is 👍.

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11 Dec 2018 17:49:58
Fair enough Ed001, didn't know that about them. I guess you just have to look towards CR7 (or indeed JM7!) to see players who have been playing at the highest level since their teens and yet still competing against and bettering kids into their 30s.

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{Ed001's Note - I think Mane and Keita will be the same, when Keita joined Salzburg, Mane used to take him to the gym after training. Players who have longer careers tend to be like that, such as Milner, working harder than the rest.}

11 Dec 2018 12:34:25
Today is the big day for Liverpool. We need special atmosphere at Anfield to beat Napoli. I m sure Ancelotti has some plans for us but today's game is depends on Naby Keita. If he performed like he did against Burnley we will easily win. He needs to carry the ball past some players and open space for Mo and Mane. Napoli will not seatings back and counter attacking but I think they will play high press game so our players doesn't have enough time to think about pass. Let's see what happens. Inshallah we will win. Go reds. Good luck.

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11 Dec 2018 17:01:16
I agree I think/ hope Keita will play I can't see klopp going in with Milner, Hendo, Gini I think it would be a mistake. 3-0 is my prediction, get the first goal and hit them on the break.

Come on you red men.

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11 Dec 2018 11:27:17
Joe Gomez signed a programme for my son on a match day that he was a non playing sub right when he first signed for us. We beat Aston Villa 3-2 but I remember my son being a little disappointed that it wasn't one of the bigger stars at the time who signed although he was obviously chuffed that any player found the time to sign it.

Fast forward three years and my son was telling me how Joe Gomez is now one of his favourite players. I reminded him that we still have that programme he signed and you should have seen the smile on my son's face.

I can see Joe becoming a legend at Liverpool if he avoids more bad luck injuries.

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11 Dec 2018 13:38:07
Fantastic, love that mate.

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11 Dec 2018 14:48:48
Great story.

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