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PRE MATCH: Wolves vs Liverpool (EPL), Friday December 21st 2018, 20:00

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Mamadou.sakho

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put shaqiri behind sturridge
lets give salah and firmino a rest
at least we have a bit creativity and also plan B
 

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Although still buzzing from sunday, I am nervous about this one. Away game under floodlights, pissed up crowd coming straight from their christmas parties singing their little brummie hearts out and likely to be played in the freezing rain. It has all the characteristics of that yellow thing a certain type of fruit comes wrapped in.
 

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Although still buzzing from sunday, I am nervous about this one. Away game under floodlights, pissed up crowd coming straight from their christmas parties singing their little brummie hearts out and likely to be played in the freezing rain. It has all the characteristics of that yellow thing a certain type of fruit comes wrapped in.
You saying the travelling Kop can't outdrink them? Banks's Amber ale is a good 'un for knockin' back quick like.
 
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Not worried about this one at all, really. I don't think they can hurt us up front, and I'm 100% certain we can hurt them. 2 or 3 goals for us, 0 or 1 for them. They might get a scrappy shithouse goal in there, but I tend to doubt it.
 

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Not worried about this one at all, really. I don't think they can hurt us up front, and I'm 100% certain we can hurt them. 2 or 3 goals for us, 0 or 1 for them. They might get a scrappy shithouse goal in there, but I tend to doubt it.
Did you see them against Chelsea?? Don't kid yourself, this is a tough fixture. If we don't take them seriously they'll punish us. We need to calm down, yeah we beat a struggling Utd but historically these are the fixtures we stumble over. The players need their heads in the game and forget about last Sunday.
 

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Although still buzzing from sunday, I am nervous about this one. Away game under floodlights, pissed up crowd coming straight from their christmas parties singing their little brummie hearts out and likely to be played in the freezing rain. It has all the characteristics of that yellow thing a certain type of fruit comes wrapped in.
Netto carrier bag?
 

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Although still buzzing from sunday, I am nervous about this one. Away game under floodlights, pissed up crowd coming straight from their christmas parties singing their little brummie hearts out and likely to be played in the freezing rain. It has all the characteristics of that yellow thing a certain type of fruit comes wrapped in.
A pissed up Brummie is a formidable force of nature. Also, their honourary vice-president is Robert Plant so we know at least one of them can sing their heart out.

Anyway, the Midlands is the birth place of Heavy Metal music. Shouldn't we treat them to Heavy Metal football?
 

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Will be immensely tough but I think we will edge it.Another start for Clyney? Why not? I would think Hendo and/or Milner may return but I hope Jürgen sticks with Fabinho and Keita and Clyne at RB. I would also play Mane on the right.

Team I want to see:

.........................Becker.................
Clyne.....Lovren........Virgil.... Robertson
.....................Fabinho..................
..... Wijnaldum...................Keita..............
Mane..............Firmino............Salah

1-2 Redmen. Salah and Mane.
 

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I don't know. What I do know is that Mane looks better on the right. Surely Salah, being a left-footer, is capable of playing on the left?
 

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Yeah, agree regarding Mane. But Salah's ability to cut in and take the shots reduces massively which I think is more of his strength. Plus we do have Robertson who charges forward and provides the width on the left.
 

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I said last game at against United that I was confident. If I am honest, I am not so confident this round, albeit I know that sounds strange. United were in a downward spiral though and Wolves play completely different football. They are good at counter attacks, will always be dangerous coming forward, and will definitely have a go at us. This is a stern test. Wolves is on a good run and are full of confidence, though on paper, we are the stronger and better team. However, we have now won so many on the trot that statistically speaking we are in for a bad performance sooner rather than later. However, in our favour, we do have some nice facts. Facts such as that we played averagely against Huddersfield and others and still got 3 points. So it is not as if we have just played magnificent matches all season long at all. That means that we won't necessarily have that statistic blip yet, since we have already had a couple. It is just as likely that we will hit top form.
However, Wolves is still a true test. An attacking team in form, versus our stable juggernought. I am only sure of two things right now, and that is that I will watch the game and that I will cheer for Liverpool !
 

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We are more than capable of getting a result at Wolves providing we dont have a crap ref \ lino combination and, do not underestimate them. I dont think we will underestimate them. There's no need to rest anyone for this game as the next one isnt until the 26th. If we have the game sown up, we can make 3 changes in game. Newcastle home is a better game to rest people if we need to.
 
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We must not underestimate Wolves but I think they are no longer the surprise package/unknown quantity that they were earlier in the season. That means Klopp will have plenty to analyse and work on.

I would approach this match the same way as we would one of the Big Five sides away from home and if we do that I think we’ll have too much for them. They will however test our patched up defence much better than United did and they are playing at home so it certainly won’t be an easy match.
 

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I think Wolves would put more pressure on Lovren and Clyne side if they were to start than Man Utd did. Would like Milner in at right back tbh..
 
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I think we need to go full strength, 5 days till our next game which is at home. Playing before Man city gives us a chance to go 4 clear and put pressure on them.
I like/admire Wolves approach to football. They are similar to Bournemouth but maybe a bit more dogged as having just been promoted. Hopefully we can exploit their positive style and make it a comfortable game early on - by saying this i mean no disrespect to Wolves.

Additonally, being from the Midlands and my job being based in the Black Country i know alot of Wolves fans. My company have sponsorship at the Molineux and iv been fortunate enough to bag corporate tickets. I will be sitting/dining in the proximity of both clubs boards, iv got everything crossed that Sir Kenny is present, although i would happily settle for a selfie with Rushy!!
 

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This is going to be a lot tougher than many think. A lot harder than Sunday. I would go strong and then rest a couple at Newcastle.

Alisson
Milner Lovren Van Dijk Robbo
Fabinho
Gini———Keita
Salah—Firmino —Mane
Shaq off the bench.
 

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Big teams have drawn there but then again we aren't your normal Big team.
Fab's coming out party was last Sunday , he will prove to be a great signing very shortly in this tight run
The midfield will strengthen and we will walk out with a 0-2 victory .
 

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Did you see them against Chelsea?? Don't kid yourself, this is a tough fixture. If we don't take them seriously they'll punish us. We need to calm down, yeah we beat a struggling Utd but historically these are the fixtures we stumble over. The players need their heads in the game and forget about last Sunday.
This is a different team. We are coming up to Christmas and we can honestly say we haven't dropped one single point we didn't expect to drop. Not one.
That's no guarantee we'll win of course and a draw wouldn't be terrible although it would be a bit disappointing.

We are more than capable of getting a result at Wolves providing we dont have a crap ref \ lino combination and, do not underestimate them. I dont think we will underestimate them. There's no need to rest anyone for this game as the next one isnt until the 26th. If we have the game sown up, we can make 3 changes in game. Newcastle home is a better game to rest people if we need to.
Pawson. Gifted Calvert-Lewin a pen at Anfield last season and then fucked up the West Brom FA cup match at Anfield where he had to change a number of decisions due to VAR where he had originally called against us. I wont be expecting any early chrimbo presents off him.
 

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This is a different team. We are coming up to Christmas and we can honestly say we haven't dropped one single point we didn't expect to drop. Not one.
That's no guarantee we'll win of course and a draw wouldn't be terrible although it would be a bit disappointing.



Pawson. Gifted Calvert-Lewin a pen at Anfield last season and then fucked up the West Brom FA cup match at Anfield where he had to change a number of decisions due to VAR where he had originally called against us. I wont be expecting any early chrimbo presents off him.
We need to give them the respect they deserve. They gave a great squad and a never say die manager.
 

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I feel Klopp may go for a Henderson, Kieta, Wijnaldum midfield axis for this one. Fabinho is likely to be rested, given Henderson did not start the last match. Clyne and Robertson likely to start to combat Wolves' wings. The form of Mane and Salah will be crucial to breakdown the back three and Ruben Neves.

Alisson
Clyne-Lovren-VvD-Robertson
Henderson-Wijnaldum
Salah-Kieta-Mane
Firmino

Nervous about this one, hopefully our midfield and forward line can overpower theirs.
 

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Why rest anyone for this?? It's a tough game at a tough time of the season, we don't want to lose momentum now.
Friday night win puts pressure on the others on Saturday, and then if required "rest" a few against Newcastle at home on 26th.

Talk of resting Fabinho is utter madness, after his performance on Sunday this is a huge opportunity to cement his position and make Klopp see him as a major cog.
Only question for me is Milner or Clyne. If Milner is fit I would start him, not because Clyne was less than on Sunday but in a game like this Milner has more in his locker, cuteness wise.

A win puts daylight between us and City for a few overnight hours, and maybe between now and Arsenal at home we will stay top of the pile.
Ergo, no resting, go at them like a pack of salivating hungry animals from the start, you know the ones........wolves....
 

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Maybe the first game we will see Henderson and Fabinho start together in a double pivot.

Alisson
Clyne Lovren vanDijk Robertson
Henderson Fabinho
Shaqiri Firmino Mané
Salah

Agree that we don't need to rest anyone for this one but we are able to make some changes.

Hopefully we can give VvD (even if its just 45 minutes), one of the Front 3 and maybe Robertson a break vs Newcastle because of the big games against Arsenal and City.
 
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