Pre-Match | Liverpool vs Sheffield United | PL Matchday 21 | Thursday January 2nd | 20:00h | Anfield

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This match will be the afters following a family trip to see the Star Wars film at the pictures. 45 years of my life will come to a kind of final conclusion. 30 years of our lives maybe too, but that's hopefully in a galaxy far far closer.
 

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No messing about tonight, just get the 3 points and keep the pressure on Leicester and City. It won’t be easy, Sheffield Utd have only lost one away game all season and that was City. Conditions could play a part tonight as well, the forecast is for rain and strong winds, which guarantees I’ll get a soaking.
 

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fingers crossed its a piece of cake for us tonight as well :)

I read we only have 13 fit players, is this true?
Any ideas who they are?
As Klopp keeps saying in his endearingly strange way, we only have 13 'adult' outfield players. The senior squad is these 13 plus the three keepers and the four 'children'
Caiomhin, Curtis, Harvey and Neco
 

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fingers crossed its a piece of cake for us tonight as well :)

I read we only have 13 fit players, is this true?
Any ideas who they are?
I believe it's 13 fit outfield senior players: Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Virgil, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Lallana, Origi, Mane, Firmino, Salah.

The bench will probably include Williams, Jones, and Elliott, like it did in the Wolves match.
 

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I believe it's 13 fit outfield senior players: Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Virgil, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Lallana, Origi, Mane, Firmino, Salah.

The bench will probably include Williams, Jones, and Elliott, like it did in the Wolves match.
Like I said above none of the four keepers that train at Melwood are currently unavailable: they all warmed up with Achterberg before the Wolves game, at least.
Like you, I can't see Williams starting this one but if Klopp bungs him into the fray at 70min tonight, he's a near dead cert starter against the Bitters. Jones will count himself really unlucky if he doesn't get any minutes in the two games. Elliott will get a couple of moments to shine against Everton, if we're winning comfortably.
 

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Like I said above none of the four keepers that train at Melwood are currently unavailable: they all warmed up with Achterberg before the Wolves game, at least.
Like you, I can't see Williams starting this one but if Klopp bungs him into the fray at 70min tonight, he's a near dead cert starter against the Bitters. Jones will count himself really unlucky if he doesn't get any minutes in the two games. Elliott will get a couple of moments to shine against Everton, if we're winning comfortably.
Hence why I said outfield! Jones is almost dead-cert to start the Everton game, as are the other two, but I do hope we'll have enough time to see at least some of them feature against Sheffield. I'm always a fan of introducing youth players earlier.
 

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This is the most important game of the season, well at least it will be until the next one. It's an absolutely must win game.

With regards to the match officials, we are fortunate in that PGMOL has slipped up and has failed to appoint any of the gang of three as their (shiteh's) man in the middle. Less fortuitously, old "blue-moon" has made an unwelcome return, today in the guise of fourth official. Our preference (the Mem and I) would have been that he was appointed to "go forth and multiply", although perhaps expressed in a somewhat less "Biblical" terminology.

And it won't be an easy game; sheffield will be no pushover. Their last game (at shiteh) was their first away defeat of the season, so we should not be complacent and think it's as good as in the bag. In a long and chequered life I have seen so many good things come unstuck. As a consequence, the Mem and I have our superstitions, and one of them is not counting our chickens in advance. Evidently Kojo Anim shares our apprehension and is "expecting a tough evening". He has gone for a 1-1 draw. Good on you Kojo.

Unfortunately Lawro, aware of our superstitions, has included in his abraxas, that he "cannot see beyond a home win" and predicts for a 3-0 win for us.

I tell you, Lawro's as slippery as a greased eel. He would nobble his nearest and dearest if it suited his book. I’ve known young Lawro for over forty years and I solemnly state that if his grandmother was entered in an egg and spoon race, and his commitments made it desirable for him to get her out of the running, he would dope her Ovaltine without a moment’s hesitation.’

Hopefully his attempted kiss of death won't throw a spanner in the works and upset the apple-cart. :rolleyes:

I'll take a scrappy 1-0 win to us. :oops:
 

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This match will be the afters following a family trip to see the Star Wars film at the pictures. 45 years of my life will come to a kind of final conclusion. 30 years of our lives maybe too, but that's hopefully in a galaxy far far closer.
My father took us to see the original Star Wars in May 1978 as a birthday treat for my brother. As it took ages for big films to find their way to Liverpool back then it was still quite busy but one night seemed quieter than others so he booked that. On our way home he swore under his breath, turned back and changed the booking.

I only discovered years later that he had double booked with the European Cup final at Wembley.

We still saw the film and I've loved it ever since. Also loved the cup final but I didn't spot my dad.
 

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1 loss away from home. Tough side, very well organised. Golddrick holds the ball up well, brings others in the game.
In my opinion the hardest test so far at home. Simply because they are very hard to break down. Credit to their manager, they work for him.
No idea who starts, I would like origi throigh the middle - dragging defenders out of position. Don’t be surprised if this game frustrates the anfield crowd. Need an early goal open these blades up
 

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My father took us to see the original Star Wars in May 1978 as a birthday treat for my brother. As it took ages for big films to find their way to Liverpool back then it was still quite busy but one night seemed quieter than others so he booked that. On our way home he swore under his breath, turned back and changed the booking.

I only discovered years later that he had double booked with the European Cup final at Wembley.

We still saw the film and I've loved it ever since. Also loved the cup final but I didn't spot my dad.
The first rush was in Jan / February 1978, but like you, I think it was later when I saw it (the Easter school holidays maybe)


 

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Have both. I got Cadbury's Timeout and Scottish shortbread to dunk in my tea.
Didn’t Millie and Robo demote shortbread in their biscuit rankings?

I woke this morning and realized I didn’t have coffee filters. So, I used my renowned ingenuity and engineered perfect cones from Brawny paper towels. The dark French roast has never tasted better. If you try this at home, however, keep one hand under the used Brawny filter as you transfer it to the garbage bin. Thus endeth the lesson.
 
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