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Pre-Match | Burnley vs Liverpool | PL Matchday 4 | Saturday August 31th | 17:30h | Turf Moor

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GermanRed

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Final game before the first international break of the new season.

Away match against Burnley never an easy place to go. They still have to play in the EFL Cup against Sunderland today (wednesday) but i'm not sure if that makes it easier for us. They will park the bus even deeper and slow down the game from the first kick until we take the lead. Ashley Barnes 4 goals in the last 3 games - how could that happen? Hope he does it again in the EFL Cup so that we can end his streak.

Hope Klopp doesn't think about starting Gomez at RB just because he got injured there last season.

Adrian
TAA Matip VvD Robertson
Henderson Fabinho Wijnaldum
Salah Firmino Mané

Maybe starting Milner (because he offers more steel) ahead of Wijnaldum would be a good idea in this one.

Let's bring home the 3 most important points of the season.

Y.N.W.A
 


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1-2 to us.

Don't foresee any major changes to the lineup:

Adrian

Trent, Matip, VVD, Robbo

Fabinho

Hendo, Gini

Salah, Bobby, Mane

A couple of questions in my mind, whether Klopp might go for the more defensive and physically larger Gomez at RB instead of Trent, and whether Milner might start ahead of Gini, but it will be something similar to that. I don't see Ox starting as I think we'll go with extra robustness in midfield, and don't see us going with the more fringe options like Shaqiri, Origi etc.

Barnes always seems to give us problems and is in a rich vein of form, so wouldn't be surprised if he gets one here.
 

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Final game before the first international break of the new season.

Away match against Burnley never an easy place to go. They still have to play in the EFL Cup against Sunderland today (wednesday) but i'm not sure if that makes it easier for us. They will park the bus even deeper and slow down the game from the first kick until we take the lead. Ashley Barnes 4 goals in the last 3 games - how could that happen? Hope he does it again in the EFL Cup so that we can end his streak.

Hope Klopp doesn't think about starting Gomez at RB just because he got injured there last season.

Adrian
TAA Matip VvD Robertson
Henderson Fabinho Wijnaldum
Salah Firmino Mané

Maybe starting Milner (because he offers more steel) ahead of Wijnaldum would be a good idea in this one.

Let's bring home the 3 most important points of the season.

Y.N.W.A
I believe it would be a good call starting with Milly instead of Gini because he would give us more bite in midfield.
 



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7 days before Arsenal and 7 days before Burnley. No reason to change anything at the moment. Gini was a bit weaker in the last game, but Ox didn't get minutes in midfield this time, so keep the team as it is. We'll see after the break ahead of that early Saturday kick off against Newcastle if we need to change something. But go full strength here and no messing about. Hopefully that boar Ashley Barnes doesn't bully us.
 

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A team you cannot afford to play tippy-tappy with no end product at the final 3rd. These guys even conceded possession against Soton at their own turf, and never had anything more than 65% passing accuracy suggests they are the hit long ball and hope type. Rough fuckers, dirty tactics and always looking to break someone's leg is their game plan.

This need Adrian to not try and be a hero for no good reason. This needs Van Dijk to bring out his monster side and fullbacks need to be very focus on players behind them. Long ball merchants who likes to send diagonal balls for their players to chase.

Another must win game, 3 points is what we need, however we earn them.
 



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This fixture is basically what Stoke at the Britannia was a decade or so ago.
We need to match them for determination and strength and then let the skill take care of itself.
This won’t be easy, we will be up against rabid dogs for 90 mins that will be feeding off scraps.
Just win!
 

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This fixture is basically what Stoke at the Britannia was a decade or so ago.
We need to match them for determination and strength and then let the skill take care of itself.
This won’t be easy, we will be up against rabid dogs for 90 mins that will be feeding off scraps.
Just win!
5 years ago The Hawthorns, West Brom under Pulis the thug.
 

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It would be lovely to get to the international break on maximum points. Everyone knows what to expect against them, so we have to be ready to battle. If we don’t fancy it, we can easily drop points. I don’t like Burnley but they have a tried and trusted approach to staying in the Prem, and even punching above their weight. They are horrible to play against, and they do everything possible to close the gap in quality.

So, job number one is to match their intensity and fight for every ball, then the idea is our quality will come though and be the difference.

2-0 to Liverpool, first clean sheet of the season. And no injuries!

Adrian
Trent Matip VVD Robbo
Henderson Fabinho Wijnaldum
Salah Firmino Mane

Maybe Gomez for Trent, and Milner for Wijnaldum, to add a bit more robustness, we’ll see.

Post international break I’m expecting our level to keep improving and Keita to come in and start showing us what a player he is, but that’s getting ahead of ourselves.
 

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Final game before the first international break of the new season.

Away match against Burnley never an easy place to go. They still have to play in the EFL Cup against Sunderland today (wednesday) but i'm not sure if that makes it easier for us. They will park the bus even deeper and slow down the game from the first kick until we take the lead. Ashley Barnes 4 goals in the last 3 games - how could that happen? Hope he does it again in the EFL Cup so that we can end his streak.

Hope Klopp doesn't think about starting Gomez at RB just because he got injured there last season.

Adrian
TAA Matip VvD Robertson
Henderson Fabinho Wijnaldum
Salah Firmino Mané

Maybe starting Milner (because he offers more steel) ahead of Wijnaldum would be a good idea in this one.

Let's bring home the 3 most important points of the season.

Y.N.W.A
may your duty for opening match day threads last as long as George Sephtons service for LFC!
 

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Hated Burnely and especially their manager.
Anti football team, basically a replica of that shit stoke team.
Would love to thump them.
Line up:
..............Adrian..............
TAA...VVD...Matip...Robbo
......Hendo..Fab....Ox....
Mane....Bobby.....Salah

Prediction :1-3
Mane brace and salah penalty.
 



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A tough place to go and play football. Same lineup as against Arsenal with the exception of Milner in
for Gini. A midfield of Hendo,Fabinho and Milner can much their toughest. Mane,Firmino,Salah would
be too much for them. 3 points and no injuries before the break will be the perfect start of the season.
 



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The incredibly interesting and informative guide to the city you will be visiting this awayday.

This week - Burnley.

Comparison between Burnley and Las Vegas are all too often made by the cliched and hackneyed British press. Dig a little below the glamorous surface and you will soon find that Burnley is far more than just glitzy casinos, cabaret acts, Hollywood superstars and endless skimpy showgirls.

The outskirts of Burnley can, to some, be a bit of a culture shock. Each and every morning the deafening sound of hobnail boots can be heard echoing across the town, as a sea of cloth caps march upon cobbled streets towards the hobnail boot and cloth cap manufacturing company. Local indigenous women cheerily wave and farewell their husbands whilst looking forward to 8 hours of polishing their front step. Idyllic.

Leaving this enchanting scene behind, you enter the heart of the town where there is just so much to see and do, Top of everyone's agenda is a tour of Burnley Bus Station, designed by Manchester-based SBS Architects, this magnificent structure won the UK Bus Award for Infrastructure in 2003. And deservedly so.

A short trip outside of the town centre brings you to the magnificent "Singing Ringing Tree". At nearly 3 metres high, it towers over Burnley from its lofty perch on the Pennines. Made of galvanised steel tubes welded together, it was recently voted as one of the new wonders of the world. If you are lucky enough to visit this structure on a windy day (unlikely but you may be in luck) then you will hear a low hum coming from the tree, similar to blowing across the top of a coca-cola bottle. An experience not to be missed.

After a whistle-stop tour of blockbuster tv and film locations (Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Juliet Bravo, Flog It) it must be time for some refreshment and who doesn't love Black Pudding? Available at hundreds of artisan stores peppered across the town the Burnley Black Pudding recipe is a closely guarded secret. A mixture of pigs blood, congealed fat and special secret spices all wrapped up in a cows intestine, how could you resist?


Unfortunately, like every major metropolis, Burnley does have it's fair share of ne'er do wells and criminal types.
In February 2010, the Lancashire Telegraph reported that Burnley topped Home Office figures for the highest number of burglaries per head in England and Wales between April 2008 – April 2009. The City of Manchester hotly disputed the findings, but after a recount, Burnley was awarded the trophy.

Famous people born in Burnley are actor Ian McKellen and international chart-toppers Chumbawamba. Sir Paul McCartney once allegedly drove through Burnley, but this has yet to be confirmed.

So if you are looking for a dazzling day out, full of mysterious sounds, exciting culinary delights and the finest Bus station this side of the Pennines then Burnley is the place for you.

Smash the Bastards

Adrian
TAA Matip VVD Robertson
Henderson Fab Gini
Salah Firmino Mane

3-1
 

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The incredibly interesting and informative guide to the city you will be visiting this awayday.

This week - Burnley.

Comparison between Burnley and Las Vegas are all too often made by the cliched and hackneyed British press. Dig a little below the glamorous surface and you will soon find that Burnley is far more than just glitzy casinos, cabaret acts, Hollywood superstars and endless skimpy showgirls.

The outskirts of Burnley can, to some, be a bit of a culture shock. Each and every morning the deafening sound of hobnail boots can be heard echoing across the town, as a sea of cloth caps march upon cobbled streets towards the hobnail boot and cloth cap manufacturing company. Local indigenous women cheerily wave and farewell their husbands whilst looking forward to 8 hours of polishing their front step. Idyllic.

Leaving this enchanting scene behind, you enter the heart of the town where there is just so much to see and do, Top of everyone's agenda is a tour of Burnley Bus Station, designed by Manchester-based SBS Architects, this magnificent structure won the UK Bus Award for Infrastructure in 2003. And deservedly so.

A short trip outside of the town centre brings you to the magnificent "Singing Ringing Tree". At nearly 3 metres high, it towers over Burnley from its lofty perch on the Pennines. Made of galvanised steel tubes welded together, it was recently voted as one of the new wonders of the world. If you are lucky enough to visit this structure on a windy day (unlikely but you may be in luck) then you will hear a low hum coming from the tree, similar to blowing across the top of a coca-cola bottle. An experience not to be missed.

After a whistle-stop tour of blockbuster tv and film locations (Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Juliet Bravo, Flog It) it must be time for some refreshment and who doesn't love Black Pudding? Available at hundreds of artisan stores peppered across the town the Burnley Black Pudding recipe is a closely guarded secret. A mixture of pigs blood, congealed fat and special secret spices all wrapped up in a cows intestine, how could you resist?


Unfortunately, like every major metropolis, Burnley does have it's fair share of ne'er do wells and criminal types.
In February 2010, the Lancashire Telegraph reported that Burnley topped Home Office figures for the highest number of burglaries per head in England and Wales between April 2008 – April 2009. The City of Manchester hotly disputed the findings, but after a recount, Burnley was awarded the trophy.

Famous people born in Burnley are actor Ian McKellen and international chart-toppers Chumbawamba. Sir Paul McCartney once allegedly drove through Burnley, but this has yet to be confirmed.

So if you are looking for a dazzling day out, full of mysterious sounds, exciting culinary delights and the finest Bus station this side of the Pennines then Burnley is the place for you.

Smash the Bastards

Adrian
TAA Matip VVD Robertson
Henderson Fab Gini
Salah Firmino Mane

3-1
lol lol lol:well done:
 

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Some guile needed, and a bit of steel. If they start throwing in the tackles then hit them hard. Fabinho will be vital.
I am expecting same starters as last week, but still reckon there are games that Ox/Keita/Shaq might provide that bit of magic. This isn't one of those games. Firmino was superb against Arsenal, a similar display will be enough to open them up on Saturday.
 



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The incredibly interesting and informative guide to the city you will be visiting this awayday.

This week - Burnley.

Comparison between Burnley and Las Vegas are all too often made by the cliched and hackneyed British press. Dig a little below the glamorous surface and you will soon find that Burnley is far more than just glitzy casinos, cabaret acts, Hollywood superstars and endless skimpy showgirls.

The outskirts of Burnley can, to some, be a bit of a culture shock. Each and every morning the deafening sound of hobnail boots can be heard echoing across the town, as a sea of cloth caps march upon cobbled streets towards the hobnail boot and cloth cap manufacturing company. Local indigenous women cheerily wave and farewell their husbands whilst looking forward to 8 hours of polishing their front step. Idyllic.

Leaving this enchanting scene behind, you enter the heart of the town where there is just so much to see and do, Top of everyone's agenda is a tour of Burnley Bus Station, designed by Manchester-based SBS Architects, this magnificent structure won the UK Bus Award for Infrastructure in 2003. And deservedly so.

A short trip outside of the town centre brings you to the magnificent "Singing Ringing Tree". At nearly 3 metres high, it towers over Burnley from its lofty perch on the Pennines. Made of galvanised steel tubes welded together, it was recently voted as one of the new wonders of the world. If you are lucky enough to visit this structure on a windy day (unlikely but you may be in luck) then you will hear a low hum coming from the tree, similar to blowing across the top of a coca-cola bottle. An experience not to be missed.

After a whistle-stop tour of blockbuster tv and film locations (Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Juliet Bravo, Flog It) it must be time for some refreshment and who doesn't love Black Pudding? Available at hundreds of artisan stores peppered across the town the Burnley Black Pudding recipe is a closely guarded secret. A mixture of pigs blood, congealed fat and special secret spices all wrapped up in a cows intestine, how could you resist?


Unfortunately, like every major metropolis, Burnley does have it's fair share of ne'er do wells and criminal types.
In February 2010, the Lancashire Telegraph reported that Burnley topped Home Office figures for the highest number of burglaries per head in England and Wales between April 2008 – April 2009. The City of Manchester hotly disputed the findings, but after a recount, Burnley was awarded the trophy.

Famous people born in Burnley are actor Ian McKellen and international chart-toppers Chumbawamba. Sir Paul McCartney once allegedly drove through Burnley, but this has yet to be confirmed.

So if you are looking for a dazzling day out, full of mysterious sounds, exciting culinary delights and the finest Bus station this side of the Pennines then Burnley is the place for you.

Smash the Bastards

Adrian
TAA Matip VVD Robertson
Henderson Fab Gini
Salah Firmino Mane

3-1

I haven't got a ticket for this but may just drive up.and soak up all of the culture on offer. The bus station sounds well worth a visit. Birkenhead bus station is also an award winner it will be great to compare them.
As to the game, Jurgen and his staff have had seven days to sort out a starting eleven and tactics. I'll leave that stuff in their capable hands.

COYR YNWA
 

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I may be the only one, but I have a soft spot for Burnley - I’ve got them above united this season. But then who hasn’t.

I hope they try and play though and go for it.

Just want the 3 points, no injuries. Both are not guaranteed.

Not sure where I’m watching it yet...

But @BigJon splendid marketing spiel - and that’s all it was in case anyone thinks differently is very tempting to visit turf moor... my old boss is a Burnley fan and season ticket holder. Sean Dyche lives round the corner from my previous home in Northampton.

Mane to score a brace, and Millie to top it off.
 

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The incredibly interesting and informative guide to the city you will be visiting this awayday.

This week - Burnley.

Comparison between Burnley and Las Vegas are all too often made by the cliched and hackneyed British press. Dig a little below the glamorous surface and you will soon find that Burnley is far more than just glitzy casinos, cabaret acts, Hollywood superstars and endless skimpy showgirls.

The outskirts of Burnley can, to some, be a bit of a culture shock. Each and every morning the deafening sound of hobnail boots can be heard echoing across the town, as a sea of cloth caps march upon cobbled streets towards the hobnail boot and cloth cap manufacturing company. Local indigenous women cheerily wave and farewell their husbands whilst looking forward to 8 hours of polishing their front step. Idyllic.

Leaving this enchanting scene behind, you enter the heart of the town where there is just so much to see and do, Top of everyone's agenda is a tour of Burnley Bus Station, designed by Manchester-based SBS Architects, this magnificent structure won the UK Bus Award for Infrastructure in 2003. And deservedly so.

A short trip outside of the town centre brings you to the magnificent "Singing Ringing Tree". At nearly 3 metres high, it towers over Burnley from its lofty perch on the Pennines. Made of galvanised steel tubes welded together, it was recently voted as one of the new wonders of the world. If you are lucky enough to visit this structure on a windy day (unlikely but you may be in luck) then you will hear a low hum coming from the tree, similar to blowing across the top of a coca-cola bottle. An experience not to be missed.

After a whistle-stop tour of blockbuster tv and film locations (Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Juliet Bravo, Flog It) it must be time for some refreshment and who doesn't love Black Pudding? Available at hundreds of artisan stores peppered across the town the Burnley Black Pudding recipe is a closely guarded secret. A mixture of pigs blood, congealed fat and special secret spices all wrapped up in a cows intestine, how could you resist?


Unfortunately, like every major metropolis, Burnley does have it's fair share of ne'er do wells and criminal types.
In February 2010, the Lancashire Telegraph reported that Burnley topped Home Office figures for the highest number of burglaries per head in England and Wales between April 2008 – April 2009. The City of Manchester hotly disputed the findings, but after a recount, Burnley was awarded the trophy.

Famous people born in Burnley are actor Ian McKellen and international chart-toppers Chumbawamba. Sir Paul McCartney once allegedly drove through Burnley, but this has yet to be confirmed.

So if you are looking for a dazzling day out, full of mysterious sounds, exciting culinary delights and the finest Bus station this side of the Pennines then Burnley is the place for you.

Smash the Bastards

Adrian
TAA Matip VVD Robertson
Henderson Fab Gini
Salah Firmino Mane

3-1
Slagging off black pudding and no mention of the legendary Bene ‘n’ hot?

Nul points, mon ami.
 



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