Seven games - what next?

How would you approach the last seven.

  • 101+ points and immortality

    Votes: 35 68.6%
  • It’s won - blood the kids.

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Just a couple of changes to keep things fresh.

    Votes: 6 11.8%
  • Whoever needs the games for a medal

    Votes: 5 9.8%
  • Start thinking about 20-21 and treat the whole thing like pre-season.

    Votes: 4 7.8%

  • Total voters
    51

Billy Biskix

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The players have just had 3 months off so none of them will want to be rested. They'll want to play every game and I think Klopp will go as strong as possible from now til the end of the season. It's really important we don't give teams any encouragement that we might be about to dip. Going full throttle three seasons in a row is going to be tough so we need to show we're ready for it. I get the impression the regime is very target-orientated so I don't see a slackening off. We deserve the points record and will definitely go for that.
 

basil1492

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I hit the 101 points tab but to be honest i think we could do all on that list apart from the bottom (pre-season) one. The way Williams, Elliot and Jones play it wont take much from us and using Larouci to give Robbo a well earned rest here and there would be fine. I'd play our best 11 against City to increase the gap and against Chelsea to try and keep our home win record going but other than that i think starting 1 or 2 of the kids and bringing others on as subs in the other games would be fine. I think we may have to do that anyway with so many games over the next few weeks.
 

FGred

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Fuck it, I want total dominance.

- 101 points or more
- 19 home wins
- 33 total wins or more

If the above happens we'll also smash the points gap record between first and second

Nice to have - Finish 50 points above the mancs
That’s precisely Milner’s view in today’s papers he wants to wipe out all of his old club’s records while they’ve the chance he said they would never forgive themselves when they look back after they finish their careers
 

mattyhurst

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Use the squad of 20 we have, I wouldn’t play anyone out of that 20, they’ve had 3 months off and a further month off after this.

Man City, Man Utd and Wolves potentially won’t so it’s beneficial regardless. The good thing is we don’t need to gamble on fitness, if say Mane has a knock then he is off. As for the medals we are given a box of them and Klopp and the team hand them out. You can request more but the PL can say no. Personally I’m of the view point if you contributed you should have a medal. Nice to see Neco get minutes and I am sure he will but I’m a bit cautious on a medal. Saying that the youngsters did step in so we could remain fresh at times.
 

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One I believe you don't actually need to play a certain number of games anymore anyway to get medals so that option can be ignored.

Two Klopp is always focused on treating every opponent with utmost respect and trying to win every game so the points record will come.

He will pick the strongest sides possible but won't be negligent, players will occasionally be rested and subbed off early in games to keep them as safe as possible. So fringe players and youth players will get plenty of chances.

Finally Klopp is always planning ahead and working for the long term as well as now so yeah it is kind of our preseason preparation as there won't really be much, if any, of one this year. But I'm not expecting him to radically change how we predominantly set up for games or anything this year and we won't likely have a big signing with a main role in the side to get up to speed so the preseason we need would actually be minimal anyway. Just about fitness and continuation. But yeah I guess if I had to choose just one then taking care of the future seems the best priority for me.
 

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Only time I’ll say this but Liverpool should do a City........and get extra medals made for players who ain’t made the required amount of games but contributed to the squad during the season
 

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As the only prize, this season I care about is now ours :p I would like to see that we start preparing for next season. I would give the most talented youngsters -not more than two or three at once- as much playing time as possible surrounded by our best players to help them against proper PL opponents to see how far they are in their development.
 

mattyhurst

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7 games to enjoy, that's how I see it, I want us to win every single one but if we draw or lose then it matters not a jot really. It will be nice to watch it without the additional concerns of others closing the gap. I was strangely expecting we would re-emerge with the form shown against Palace but it seemed to appear a game before the title was won.

Anyhow I expect more games like that, the pressure is off and the team can play it's game.
 

costared

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I went for " whoever needs the games to get a medal" because I think this option also covers all of the other options. Jones, Elliot and Williams do not have to get 90 mins each game to qualify and their inclusion for 20 mins or so will not significantly weaken the team but would give them valuable experience and allow some more heavily used players to get a break.
 

ShadesOfRed

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Big golden gloves for Allisson would be great :)
Golden Glove standings: Most clean sheets for 2019/20 season
PositionPlayerClean SheetsMinutes Played
1stAlisson121915
2ndNick Pope122790
3rdEderson112442
4thDean Henderson112610
5thKasper Schmeichel112790
6thRui Patricio112880
7thVicente Guaita102520
8thMartin Dubravka102790
9thDavid de Gea92790
10thBen Foster92880
(Correct as of 14:00 29/06/2020)
https://www.squawka.com/en/most-saves-premier-league-golden-glove-2019-2020/

Hadn't realized how close the race was for it. It's only that close because of his red card and injury.

Cheering on Salah to get his 3rd golden boot in a row as well (equaling Shearer's and Henry's records). Only 2 behind Vardy, although Ings is looking good for it.
 

Jimmyscase

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I went for " whoever needs the games to get a medal" because I think this option also covers all of the other options. Jones, Elliot and Williams do not have to get 90 mins each game to qualify and their inclusion for 20 mins or so will not significantly weaken the team but would give them valuable experience and allow some more heavily used players to get a break.
Their time will come. They haven't contributed yet and for their own sense of perspective as developing talents, it's way better for them to get one in due course as they help us to number 20 and more likely, 21