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The run in, managing our last 7 to 10 matches

GermanRed

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I just realized out game against Chelsea this week is their third in 6 days, including a Thursday night game in Prague. I know technically we have a 3 game week as well, but with the league game this week on a friday (vs Monday) and a home game on tuesday vs a trip to central europe on a thursday, it's a much more favourable schedule for what is on paper our most difficult game of the run in.
If they win tonight i can see them try to settle for a point on sunday and that wouldn't make it much easier for us.
 

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I think Chelsea is the absolute title decider. I am convinced a knackered city will lose to either the mancs or spurs and only get a draw in the other so beat Chelsea and it’s back in our hands. You heard it here first
 

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I think Chelsea is the absolute title decider. I am convinced a knackered city will lose to either the mancs or spurs and only get a draw in the other so beat Chelsea and it’s back in our hands. You heard it here first
I’d go with Wolves.... unless City can drop 10 points and we don’t.
 

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I think Chelsea is the absolute title decider. I am convinced a knackered city will lose to either the mancs or spurs and only get a draw in the other so beat Chelsea and it’s back in our hands. You heard it here first
I think the only game where they might drop points is the Leicester game which condemn us to win all our remaining games?
 

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Have faith people.
Palace did it once, they can do it again.
Spurs and united could easily grab something.
Leicester have a new found confidence.
Burnley is never a walk in the park.
Brighton will, umm, ok Brighton have no chance. But the others.... believe!
 

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Leicester are having an uptick under Brendan. They do have some decent players and could cause an upset with a set piece from Madison, or a Harry Maguire slabheader, or Vardy onto a ball over the top. There’s a few ways they could conceivably do some damage.
 

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I just realized our game against Chelsea this week is their third in 6 days, including a Thursday night game in Prague. I know technically we have a 3 game week as well, but with the league game just gone being on a friday (vs Monday) and a home game on tuesday vs a trip to central europe on a thursday, it's a much more favourable schedule for what is on paper our most difficult game of the run in.
at least we haven't used that extra time to fly out to some place sunny for a few day....
 

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I think Chelsea is the absolute title decider. I am convinced a knackered city will lose to either the mancs or spurs and only get a draw in the other so beat Chelsea and it’s back in our hands. You heard it here first
I think way to many people have to much faith in utd getting a result. They are absolutely shit now that the fell good factor is over. Tactically they look clueless. It was all good when they were playing without an pressure but once they got themselves within the champ lge spots they are struggling
 

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I think way to many people have to much faith in utd getting a result. They are absolutely shit now that the fell good factor is over. Tactically they look clueless. It was all good when they were playing without an pressure but once they got themselves within the champ lge spots they are struggling
Are they still missing any of their key players? I thought much of their good form was also down to them utilising Martial and Lingard, whose injuries seem to have coincided with the drop off.
 

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Are they still missing any of their key players? I thought much of their good form was also down to them utilising Martial and Lingard, whose injuries seem to have coincided with the drop off.
Don't think tactically the OGS is up to much tbh. All that he will do is play the very same way he did against us or PSG which is just mass defence and hope to stay in the game and maybe snatch a goal on the break. Their win v PSG was the one of the biggest flucks in he history of football. If they had lost by 6 goals on agg it would have been a just score tbh. It wasnt some masterclass in tacticd but pure luck and now that expectations have risen all of a sudden they are struggling. Easy to play without pressure , just ask spurs
 

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Don't think tactically the OGS is up to much tbh. All that he will do is play the very same way he did against us or PSG which is just mass defence and hope to stay in the game and maybe snatch a goal on the break. Their win v PSG was the one of the biggest flucks in he history of football. If they had lost by 6 goals on agg it would have been a just score tbh. It wasnt some masterclass in tacticd but pure luck and now that expectations have risen all of a sudden they are struggling. Easy to play without pressure , just ask spurs
He probably isnt, but it's clear they are capable of putting together a game plan and following it through. The tactical stuff is usually the in game management stuff. The availability of certain key players will affect his options to approach these tasks.
 

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I'd never wish an injury on a player, although sometimes they can be fortuitous. But the Kane injury is a blow, as it makes it more difficult for Spurs in their matches with City.

Whilst City going out of the CL to Spurs would aid their PL effort, by taking away the CL semis between their last three matches, I really wouldn't want to play them in a CL final, or for them to win it if we don't get there.

It also might deflate them, and there are potential slip ups for them regardless of whether they have midweek CL matches or not.

Obviously the sooner City drop points the better, so I'm really hoping that Palace give them a good game on Sunday.

Clearly our Chelsea match is huge, it's the last PL match with a team that has the players who can cause us significant issues.

If we win that, we know that if we perform as we should we can beat Cardiff, to keep the pressure on whilst City have to play Spurs and United.

As to the CL, the second leg will clearly be tough, but not conceding was a huge plus.

I have to say I don't know why Klopp uses Sturridge at all. He's a nice lad who has given us some great moments, but I feel we're unnecessarily a player down in terms of his physical abilities these days. About the only real use of him is to spare a first choice player the final few minutes without risking a preferred sub coming on and getting a knock.
 

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I'd never wish an injury on a player, although sometimes they can be fortuitous. But the Kane injury is a blow, as it makes it more difficult for Spurs in their matches with City.

Whilst City going out of the CL to Spurs would aid their PL effort, by taking away the CL semis between their last three matches, I really wouldn't want to play them in a CL final, or for them to win it if we don't get there.

It also might deflate them, and there are potential slip ups for them regardless of whether they have midweek CL matches or not.

Obviously the sooner City drop points the better, so I'm really hoping that Palace give them a good game on Sunday.
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A thread discussing about how we hope to see our coaches managing our game through the next 5, not how City would in their final stretches of games. Why are we so bothered about them and who they play, not like we could influence them in any shape or form. Besides, you've been talking about numbers quite a bit in this forum, have you checked out this season when Kane was out injured how these Spuds fucker faired? You'd be surprised..... really, have a look.
 

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The only away match we had against a team desperate for points has now turned into a last chance saloon game for Cardiff even if they lose to their nearest arrivals Brighton away. We'll relegate them probably but I wish Brighton hadn't lost today otherwise they'd have done Cardiff by beating them before us.
 

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Palace should be pretty motivated tomorrow, as a result takes them through 40 points and a win takes them into mid table and towards top half. Not a desperate need to win, but not exactly flip flops and dreams of beach holidays either.

Cardiff will probably be hanging by a thread by next Sunday, but we can focus on that after tomorrow and Porto.

With Huddersfield five days later, there will be no need to hold anyone back at Cardiff for a midweek game.

In a way, it's kind of a penultimate last push tomorrow and Wednesday with just two days off. We simply have to immediately take advantage of any City slip at Palace, or match any City win at Palace to keep that pressure up for their Spurs and United matches.

Clearly the Porto match is also a case of get the right result or we're out.

A win tomorrow and a draw or more on Wednesday are the funnel through which we must pass, to a final few PL matches in which we can turn the screw on City and enjoy a tasty CL semi.
 

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I said in one of the matchday threads a while back that the four matches immediately after Fulham were must-wins and we’re all dangerous. Nothing has changed my mind about that. This is the third such hurdle, and one I feel confident we’ll win. Cardiff away will be a bastard of a match, because as @Jimmyscase was kind enough to point out above, they will be literally fighting for their PL lives, knowing a loss sends them out.

There’s a chance that could play to our favor if they try and have a go, as we should have way too much for them on the counter. Still, Warnock is a cunt and hates us, so it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if that shithouse sets up his team to frustrate and hack our forwards to death.

Just win these next two boys, and the rest will take care of themselves. City will drop points over the course of the next two weeks, and maybe even against Leicester, too.
 
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Loving the excitement and anticipation as we head into every match at this stage of the season.. what a great team Klopp is building and kudos to FSG for hiring Klopp and supporting him in the transfer market.. and wow.. what a manager Klopp is, perfect for LFC and I hope as fans we appreciate this union of club ownership, manager, players at this moment in time.

As a unit we are matching a club (Man City) that is powered by the finances of an oil rich nation! Which shows when elements are harmony it can be more than a match for all the money in the world!

What a great journey we are all on :-)
 

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A lot of our players are hitting form at the right time of the season,cool,calm and collected which is the complete opposite of me whilst watching us play,being anxious is so fucking exhausting.
I usually work one day over the weekend. Did it yesterday because I knew today would be occupied before, during, after the game.
 



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A lot of our players are hitting form at the right time of the season,cool,calm and collected which is the complete opposite of me whilst watching us play,being anxious is so fucking exhausting.
One of my staff whose a big fan told me today that watching this run in is like watching. a slapstick sad drama horror porn flicks, new genre that test your all of your emotions. I concur.... hahaha.
 

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I think we need to get Jurgen to have a chat with you. I'm next after you.
I am next after you Red_Jedi. :-)

No matter whatever is in our destiny this season. I will always be proud of the whole team. What Jürgen has done, he has transformed the mentality of the boys to forget mistakes of the past, move on into the present and seek a positive inspiring future and to stay calm. He has given his heart, soul and energy to help Liverpool progress and is a realist and tells us how It is. Jürgen, bootroom and medical staff have worked tirelessly and meticulously to rehabilitate our injured players back to the level they have to be for EPL and CL games.
I will always be so grateful to what they have given us, the agony, the ecstasy and the interesting and magical journey on this train ride.:-)
 
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The boost for me is that Utd can't afford to lose the derby for a number of reasons. They need CL football next season otherwise Woodward won't spend big on transfers and they risk losing sponsors. The honeymoon period with Ole is over and you can guarantee Fergie will be stuck to his side at training sessions like a limpet giving him direction. Pep is the complete opposite to Klopp right now, he looks like a man about to lose his marbles while Jurgen looks cool, calm and collected. Our players just keep getting stronger and stronger and we dominated against Chelsea which was unheard of previosuly. The number of games against Spurs and the loss against them in the CL will be weighing heavily on Pep's mind. We need to keep the faith and just keep winning our last four games.