Your thoughts on the season to come - Prediction time

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OK, I'm going to be honest. I'm not optimistic :-( Whatever happens it will have been a fantastic season and the progress has been almost beyond belief, but as soon as it was out of our hands my head dropped a bit. It's not our fault that we're up against a club with unlimited funds, and carte blanche to disregard FFP rules, but that is the situation sadly. What Klopp has achieved in the face of this, and to be this hot on their heels at this stage, is staggering. I do think we've ridden our luck here and there recently while they have swept teams aside. I can see them winning all their league games from hereon in, and I don't see us doing that. I don't fancy either of us for the CL. Hope I'm completely wrong of course and my support will never waver. It's just my gut :-(
 

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I’m convinced city will drop points.
Burnley, Brighton, United, Palace are there away games.
Three of them will have piece of mind that they are safe and the freedom that comes with it. United will be desperate for top 4.
Spurs and Leicester at home won’t be easy either. Spurs still battling for 4th and Leicester under the great educator will surely see Guardiola stumble.

We have to beat Hazard, two woeful teams in Cardiff and Huddersfield, our good friend Rafas newcastle, and wolves.

I’m going to say we will be champions before we even play wolves.
City will win the cup double.
Barcelona will beat Man City in champions league final.

I have to think this way because the idea of losing once all season and getting 97 points and still finishing second would kill me off.
 

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I’m convinced city will drop points.
Burnley, Brighton, United, Palace are there away games.
Three of them will have piece of mind that they are safe and the freedom that comes with it. United will be desperate for top 4.
Spurs and Leicester at home won’t be easy either. Spurs still battling for 4th and Leicester under the great educator will surely see Guardiola stumble.

We have to beat Hazard, two woeful teams in Cardiff and Huddersfield, our good friend Rafas newcastle, and wolves.

I’m going to say we will be champions before we even play wolves.
City will win the cup double.
Barcelona will beat Man City in champions league final.

I have to think this way because the idea of losing once all season and getting 97 points and still finishing second would kill me off.
They are in with a realistic shout of qualifying for the Europa League.
And Brendan still hasn't given up hope of a statue outside Anfield.

We will win the league at St James Park.
 

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I would like to see teams at least give City a game. Wear them out a bit. Since the international break their games have been glorified training sessions. Early goal, then bore everyone into submission with possession football. Dull to watch and I stopped watching them a long time ago, but very effective when you're trying to conserve energy and going for 4 trophies. Whilst all that's been going on we've been scrambling under barbed wire from trench to trench, running on pure adrenaline. Klopp was right. If we win it then we will win it through sheer willpower.

I will be disappointed if Palace don't give them a game. Bit of a bogey team for them and Hodgson's negativity and their quality in attacking positions should make that more of a test than anything else they've had recently. Spurs are good but rarely do well against the better teams. I have more faith in Brighton on the last day getting anything than I do United. I can not imagine Solskjaer wanting his legendary status tarnished by being the manager who gifted Liverpool number 19.

My dark horse in their run in is Leicester. You can be sure BR will be bang up for that one. Chance to outwit Pep. Look good on his CV.
Got to admit I agree with you. City bore the pants off me. Same as watching Barca. I´d rather watch paint dry. although they do score some lovely goals but the build up play zzzzzz.
 

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Latest round of fixtures to be changed for TV will be released on Friday.
Only game that will affect us is Newcastle.
Id say it's guaranteed to be changed for TV with the most likely outcome 1730 on Saturday 4th May.
Is that sandwiched between the Barca semi's?
No surprise to learn today that we've been give the second game on Sunday 5th May.
I should have known better.
Just read on Twitter that Sky and the PL have indicated that they may change the Newcastle fixture again, if when we qualify for the CL semi final, to avoid us having to play Sunday then Tuesday.

We'll see.

May end up being discussed further in here.

https://forums.thisisanfield.com/th...k-why-do-lfc-get-shit-decisions.26239/page-37
 

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Really? I’d say that it’s the perfect opportunity for him to shaft the club that sacked him.
You don't understand how BR's mind works. Because a few of his players are still at the club (Hendo, Lovren, Lallana, Sturridge... think that's it?) he'll be able to claim at least partial credit for a title win ;)
 

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Just read on Twitter that Sky and the PL have indicated that they may change the Newcastle fixture again, if when we qualify for the CL semi final, to avoid us having to play Sunday then Tuesday.

We'll see.

May end up being discussed further in here.

https://forums.thisisanfield.com/th...k-why-do-lfc-get-shit-decisions.26239/page-37
That was already mentioned when the TV fixture for Newcastle was announced. Depends on the Tues/Wed combination of semis. I think if both Manc teams make it, then it causes a bit of movement.
 

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall
To carry on where we are and doing better what more can we ask from our Team?
Ironically "if" we don t win the Championship this year or Champions league we ll be trolled somehow from fans of THE CLUBS which would have given everything to be where we are now.
As a LFC Fan i am PROUD to see where we are Right now Fighting for all !
If we Keep it up i am more than happy!
 

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Wyrd bið fūl aræd. Liverpool 2 - Chelsea 0. 4 games to go and only the three spinners who weave our fate at the root of the tree of life know how it ends. It looked for a while like one of them had her shears out and would cut the thread of our title challenge but then she smiled as us and Salah struck. 4 games to go. We are still holding on. We won't go away. Fate is fate
 

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Wyrd bið fūl aræd. Liverpool 2 - Chelsea 0. 4 games to go and only the three spinners who weave our fate at the root of the tree of life know how it ends. It looked for a while like one of them had her shears out and would cut the thread of our title challenge but then she smiled as us and Salah struck. 4 games to go. We are still holding on. We won't go away. Fate is fate
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8 wins in a row in all competitions now.
I think the psychological effect of last night will see City slip up in the league, and will spell the end for Guardiola.

Regardless of the above, we need to keep winning.
I'd take a draw in Barcelona, but every other game is must win.
 

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8 wins in a row in all competitions now.
I think the psychological effect of last night will see City slip up in the league, and will spell the end for Guardiola.

Regardless of the above, we need to keep winning.
I'd take a draw in Barcelona, but every other game is must win.
Not sure how going out will impact City but I am sure that if that Sterling goal been allowed and they had won last night in those circumstances they'd have won every game to the end of the season. The belief they'd have got from that would have made them unstoppable.
 

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League champions.

no way we'll win it by 4 points though Illok....thats not 'Liverpool' enough...not in our DNA anymore to have a relaxed May.....needs to be a last gasp goal on the last day of the season or something like that....

but we'll win it.
Hoping this prediction doesn't come true.... I may be in my 20's but I think this'll kill me off.

I'll take a 4 point win!
 

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That week we play Barca will be fucking brutal. Barca away on Wednesday, Newcastle away on Saturday and Barca at home on Tuesday. 3 games in 6 days. We'll need everyone fit and up for it to come through that.
 

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I think that it’s a fair statement that, right now, the 3 best teams in the world are, in no particular order, Barca, City, and Liverpool.

We face Barca in the CL semis.
We are neck and neck with City in the PL.

God, I pray for the double, but regardless how this all turns out, it’s been an amazing season, and it would be almost an injustice to have a team this historically good not win at least 1 title.

As for the PL, we’ll know a whole lot more in a week, after we’ve faced a Cardiff side that will be playing for their lives and under a manager that hates us, and meanwhile City face a rematch against the team that just knocked them out of the CL, plus their arch-rivals ManU. For the Spurs-City game, it will be a question of how much either team has left in the tank after Wednesday’s drama, and for the City-United game, whether ManU can put in a big performance, or whether their “Ole bump” is truly over, as they haven’t looked all that impressive in the last few games even when they have won.
 

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That week we play Barca will be fucking brutal. Barca away on Wednesday, Newcastle away on Saturday and Barca at home on Tuesday. 3 games in 6 days. We'll need everyone fit and up for it to come through that.
Has this been confirmed anywhere yet?
Cant find it if it has
 

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That's the only period when it will be tight. We'll have 5 days between Huddersfield and Barca first leg and 5 days between Barca return leg and Wolves. That should be fine on paper, but we'll see. Why did they move the Newcastle from Saturday to Sunday prematurely, as we had a very good chance of qualifying? Or they didn't know if we'd play the second leg against Barca on Tuesday or Wednesday?
 

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Disappointing result today in the City match, but here are the positives;

Leicester won, improving their goal difference to two ahead of Wolves. They still have a chance of 7th and will still have a chance of 7th when they play City, even if Wolves beat Fulham. They need to beat City, then Chelsea and hope we beat Wolves. If they draw at City, Wolves are secure in 7th before they play us (if they've beaten Fulham).

Rodgers has motivation beyond trying to get 7th. He was the manager who suffered the pain of LFC's last near miss to City. He would love to be associated with LFC beating City to it this time.

If we beat Newcastle and go top again, Rodgers would be the man to keep us there if he can take points at City.

If Rodgers takes something off them, it will be two ex Liverpool managers who are the only ones to take points from City in 2019. This assumes City win at Brighton. If this happens, Rodgers having taken the Leicester job when he did will kind of look part of the universe's plan.

If we beat Newcastle and Leicester get something at City, the pressure of the title being in our hands again will only be the case for one match, the final match at home to Wolves.

In 1986 we thought all was lost, but in the penultimate match Everton unexpectedly dropped points at Oxford and we won the title on the final day. The buzz from that carried us to the double.

Imagine the buzz at the Tuesday night Champions League semi final second leg if City have dropped points the night before!

The main thing now is to ensure we stay in the CL tie on Wednesday, then beat Newcastle. Two tough away matches that we must navigate to give us the chance in the final week's two home matches of achieving our dreams.

The last thing we want is City celebrating the title, at home, the night before we play the second leg. We need to beat Newcastle, keep the title alive until the last day, and hope it's in our hands by Tuesday week.
 

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I really wish Mo had been more committed to block the stones' clearance off the line. Harsh I know but there you go, 29mm got them a goal today, fine margins and all that. Losing the title could go down to that 9mm / 29mm.

I think if we drop points at Newcastle or city win against Leicester then it is all over. Of course I will keep up the hope until the final whistle of the Wolves game. we've done maginificent this season but those draws have likely killed us. 1 win and 1 defeat gets you 3 points whereas two draws gets you 2 points. Champions League I really couldnt give a toss about. Has to be the league or nothing for me.
 

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Go and have a nice lie down and think about what you’ve just posted.
I really dont need to. 30 years without being Champions of England takes any shine off being European Champions in my opinion. Im sick of winning 'consolation' trophies to the title. No wonder the mancs and others mock us. Perhaps you've never had to sit through their chants of 'You nearly won the league'? I would gladly trade being CL winners in the next 5 seasons to land the league title right now.

All the other clubs who win the CL have been their national champions within the last 10 years. In fact, if you go back through the last 10 winners of the CL,Im willing to bet not one of them had not been their national champions in any of the previous 4 or 5 seasons. We've been a generation since that and people need to wake up to it and stop thinking being champions of europe means much in those circumstances.
 

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Its currently hard to see a combination of where city will drop any points and we will take maximum points. The teams playing against them seem defeated before kickoff and/or play as if they have already lost. A scenario of them with 2 lost points is on the extreme end of the highly unlikely scale, 4 or 5 dropped points is on the realms of close to impossible, 6 points dropped is a unicorn giving birth to bigfoot.

I think it will have to be next year for us, infact I am going to say that its 100% not going to be us as the PL champions this year, in the hope that at season's end, someone gets to reply to this post with a snarky comment.