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    Default Liverpool v Arsenal: First 'Top Six' Team of the Season

    Liverpool host Arsenal for the first league match-up between us and a top six side. Arsenal look better than last season and Aubamayang remains one of the few players in the league, of which I am covetous. We will need to step it up from the past few games, but for the first time in a long time, we actually have a whole, solid week to rest and prepare for a match. I've managed to get a ticket for the match, so will be heading up to catch the late afternoon kick-off. I look forward to pretending to sing along to all the songs, I don't yet know, given it's been ages since I've made a league match.

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    Adrian

    TAA Gomez VvD Robertson

    Hendo Fabinho Gini

    Salah Firmino Mane
    "It's cool."
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    Default Re: Liverpool v Arsenal: First 'Top Six' Team of the Season

    Matip has looked a little off so far, so I agree, I think Gomez will see a start there. I'm wondering - given how well AOC played on Saturday - if he might see a start ahead of Wijnaldum?

    Also, I do think in big games especially, if VVD is the first name on the team sheet, Fabinho can't be too far behind. He's developing into a top quality DM.

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    Default Re: Liverpool v Arsenal: First 'Top Six' Team of the Season

    Might as well put this here.

    A good look at Allison’s injury from an expert. Needless to say he’s giving his opinion with having examined the patient.

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    Default Re: Liverpool v Arsenal: First 'Top Six' Team of the Season

    Go top if you beat a promoted team? After having spent a huge amount of money over the summer? To completely change the character and outlook of the club? A promoted side beaten and we’re top you say? Villa 2-0 Ev*rton. Never change, never change…

    Now if we beat Le Arse, we’re clear top, a perhaps more realistic possibility.

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    Default Re: Liverpool v Arsenal: First 'Top Six' Team of the Season

    Adrian,

    Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Matip, Robertson,

    Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum,

    Salah, Firmino, Mane.


    Subs: Milner, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi, Kelleher.

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    Default Re: Liverpool v Arsenal: First 'Top Six' Team of the Season

    What a run and gun and goal by Salah.

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    Default Re: Liverpool v Arsenal: First 'Top Six' Team of the Season

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarkand View Post
    What a run and gun and goal by Salah.
    Epic pass from Fabinho as well.
    ‘How many mistakes are you allowed?’ Klopp asked the fourth official. ‘Because if it’s 15, you’ve got one left.’

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    Default Re: Liverpool v Arsenal: First 'Top Six' Team of the Season

    Is a foul (pulling VVD's shirt in the first goal) inside the penalty area during a corner reviewable by VAR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by olt View Post
    Is a foul (pulling VVD's shirt in the first goal) inside the penalty area during a corner reviewable by VAR?
    Yep! A foul inside the area that could lead to a penalty is always reviewable.

    I’ve heard some ridiculous excuses from players and managers to explain away fouls, but Emery and Luiz’s excuse that it was only a little shirt pull and not worthy of a penalty was up there in the top two or three.

    Adopting the reverse often helps: would Emery have been so forgiving if it had been VVD on Pepe?

    Thought not.

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    Anyone else think that Salah's penalty technique makes life very difficult for the keeper? He nearly runs into 3 counties before approaching the ball, keeping the keeper guessing.

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