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    Default The return of the Tremendous. Leicester home.

    When you’re on a win streak such as ours, every game becomes the most trying, difficult, etc. to date. But I think perhaps,absent the Napoli game, this will be our toughest challenge. Leicester are playing good football and since Rodgers’ appointment, they are 3rd behind us and City in points accumulated. Vardy is pretty much his Suarez and Rodgers plays to his strengths, Vardy’s and Maddison’s. Their defense is better organised than we were under him, despite the loss of Maguire.

    From our perspective, we are almost at full strength with the exception of Matip and Alisson. Adrian is a good substitute for Alisson and Gomez is an adequate Matip stand in. As ever, as usual, the midfield is The lottery. Fabinho definitely and Gini? Milner/Henderson, maybe Keita.

    This is the game where we either shake off our cobwebs of playing so-so and arsing into results or get caught out. Klopp is no fool obviously and will have prepared, but Uncle Brenny will be waiting in the long grass, as he was 8 years or so ago with Swansea. He has the wherewithal to do so again, but Klopp!

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    Adrian;

    Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson;

    Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum;

    Salah, Firmino, Mane.


    Subs: Keita, Gomez, Henderson, Lallana, Origi, Kelleher, Elliott.

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    Elliot on the bench and Lovern over Gomez are the biggest surprises. Maybe also no AOC.

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    Some game; Leicester didn't do enough to win the game but will still feel hard done by whereas we did enough to win it and despite chances not taken, found a way to do so. But a very close shave.

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    There’s some footage around of Milner’s penalty from behind the goal. There was some pushing and shoving after, so I’m guessing the Perez/Robertson spat didn’t spring out of nowhere. There’s also footage of Perez and Robertson; while it is handbags, largely, Perez was the one who turned up the volume.

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    Still waiting to wake up after the end of the Foxes match yesterday and the City result this morning. Very nice weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeRed View Post
    Still waiting to wake up after the end of the Foxes match yesterday and the City result this morning. Very nice weekend.
    Excellent long-term planning on our part. Congratulations, Agent Coady!
    ‘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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    Was on the same flight to Singapore with the Brazil team. Avoided the urge to ask for a selfie, but gave Bobby and Fabinho the six times gesture and asked whether they’d seen the Sunday results yet. Joy.
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    This team, over the last two seasons, reminds me a lot of United with Cantona under Ferguson in the early-mid 90s. It was back in the days of shortwave radio and second half commentary-only of the game of the week, which was usually the United game.

    If it was close and United were drawing or losing, cue Cantona on Fergie-time to create that vital goal. And through the hums, whistles and squeaks of shortwave reception often all you could usually hear was the rise in tone of the commentator and the roar of the crowd. You didn't need to wait until the reception became clearer to know that United had scored late on with Cantona significantly involved.

    There are parts of the world today where I'm sure the shortwave radio is still the best way to be instantaneously informed of the PL, and through those same hums, whistles and squeaks, it's Liverpool finding a way to score late on, with knowing heads nodding not needing the reception to clear up to hear which team scored. Mo, Bobby or Sadio have just put the ball in the back of the net, perhaps Milner with a pen. Or "corner taken quickly...Origi!"

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    "Roy Keane was on Sky and when asked what the Utd midfield had to do all he could offer was “dominate the game, get on the ball, show courage, make things happen.” We’ve all worked with people like this who in their jobs come out with empty meaningless contributions devoid of any actual details, they’re called bull****ters. But why would they be anything else. Pundit after pundit just turns up and can talk any nonsense and keep being invited back. It is a race to the bottom, they will resist anything that disrupts their gravy train."

    I've given up watching most "analysis" because it's almost entirely the province of mediocre ****wits who used to be good at something else. I give Gary Neville credit because he at least interrupted his successful career of sounding knowledgeable about the failings of managers to actually, you know, **manage**.

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    ‘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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