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    Default We like the guard of honour, we're taking your trophy. City away.

    Truth is stranger than fiction; we wrap up the title and our next game is against the previous holders at their house. So for the first time in many, many years, we get a guard of honor as champions. 30 years ago, I suppose the boys might well have still been on the piss and this would have been a game the inveterate gamblers would have loved. Today? Not so much.

    This Liverpool side and their manager is made of stern stuff and I do not believe for a moment that they will view the remaining games as pre-season friendlies; Klopp won't allow it. I don't know if he has his eyes on the other records (107 points, etc.) that can be set, but I suspect that neither team nor manager wants to lose to City. So I expect to see a full strength side. Where things might get a little strange could be the subs bench, where youth might be given its head. And if Klopp is feeling sentimental, Lallana will get a run out, but not a start.

    I expect City to take this reasonably seriously as they will want to show that they're not 20+ points worse than Liverpool. (They are). But if Liverpool play like they did against Palace, I could see City throwing in the towel in the middle of the second half.

    Same side as Palace, with Henderson, Fabinho and Wijnaldum in the middle of the park.

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    Default Re: We like the guard of honour, we're taking your trophy. City away.

    Alisson;

    Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson;

    Wijnaldum, Henderson, Fabinho;

    Salah, Firmino, Mané.



    Subs: Adrian, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Origi, Jones, Elliott, Williams

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    Default Re: We like the guard of honour, we're taking your trophy. City away.

    Moving right along...
    "A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing."
    - Bill Shankly

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    Default Re: We like the guard of honour, we're taking your trophy. City away.

    Ha! Indeed…

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    Default Re: We like the guard of honour, we're taking your trophy. City away.

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