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Brighton Away - Pre Match Thread

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by bluebell, Jan 8, 2019.

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Who should partner VVD if Lovren is injured (and no Matip or Gomez available)?

  1. Fabs

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  2. Milner

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  3. Nathaniel Phillips

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  4. Masterson

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  1. bluebell

    bluebell Active Member

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    I'll be pissed off if we don't win this, but with only one recognised CB it's going to be tricky. Definitely regret letting Klavan go.
    Is Nathaniel Philips still injured?
     
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    moron i am legend Member

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    I know...this is like last years game against Burnley...no Klavan this time to save us. Fuck !!!!
     
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    Brizzle Well-Known Member

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    I'm less worried about this now than I was previously. We'll definitely see a reaction in this one. First teamers who had the night off will swag back in and show their worth. Only question mark is over CB. I hope Degsy can return as I want Fabinho to start in the middle. I wonder if we would rush Matip back if needed - or play Hoever again with VVD.
     
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    Out of nowhere this has become one of the most crucial games of our season. If we win then the City game is in the rear view mirror and the FA Cup game will be written off as a weakened side with other priorities.

    If we drop points the pressure will go up another level as City would be within one win of us and the press ranting about a collapse would go into overdrive.

    City were unbeaten and then after a defeat to Chelsea dropped points in 2 of their next 3 games. Arsenal had gone a couple of months unbeaten then lost to Southampton and dropped 3 of the next 4. Winning is a habit, so is losing. Its vital we win this one and put the pressure back on City.
     
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    Not even worried.  We'll beat Brighton.  Losing to a full strength wolves team playing our reserves and kids is hardly going to affect the confidence of the team.
     
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    Agree. Just the centre half issue. They're all made of biscuits. We need to sign some cover, whether it's loans or older players or whatever. Imagine VVD got injured now.

    But we'll batter Brighton
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Title needs sorting out. Lazy.
     
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    We only won 1-0 at home to Brighton and they shouldn't be underestimated at their ground but this is still a very fine team (and I've more confidence in Fabs at CB than Degsi) ! And more importantly ALL will be well rested and raring to go to put the City game to rest. Klopp will have them well up for this.

    I'd start Shaq. ahead of Lallana but the way Klopp has talked up Lallana I think we'll see him start.

    ............................ Becker

    TAA .......... Fabinho ......... VvD ....... Robbo
    (assuming no other CB is fit to start)

    .............................. Hendo

    ..................Lallana...............Gini
    (Shaq. for me)

    Salah .................... Firmino................. Mane
     
  9. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Will go with above ... though Lallana shouldn't be starting any more games (sell).
     
  10. Kay Age El

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    I don't think we'll batter anyone at this point, confidence has obv taken a rather large knock with two straight loses after such a flawless run. A tight 1-nil would do me fine.
     
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    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Can you please explain why you think the confidence of say Alisson, VvD, Robbo, Hendo, Gini, Salah, Bobby, Mane etc would have taken a 'rather large knock' with the league loss & cup exit?
     
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    Nah. Last night will not have bothered anyone and City are City. Do not understand this doom
     
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    I have lost count the number of times we had to wait weeks and months for him to get fit and get hyped up by the boss only to break down for small niggles and then repeat the whole cycle again.

    He didn't contribute at all for the whole of 2018, that in itself tells a story. I am not sure why Klopp still has faith in this guy.
     
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    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Hopefully Lovren recovers otherwise Fabhino as they are tall and strong up top.

    The rest picks itself.
     
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    There's only Henderson from England. The rest will be like, what cup?
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    Isn't Gomez looking good for this game? If not, we'll have to go Fabinho again, I guess.
     
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    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    That’s a stupid statement.

    9 minimum of the team that will start against Brighton haven’t lost two in a row. Confidence taken a rather large knock me hole
     
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    It's a dressingroom thing. Sometimes everyone in and around a club is elevated to new heights as you go on a winning streak. You wimply can't lose games you almost forget how it feels and becomes a meta kind of invincible.  

    Same goes to other way round mind. Suddenly that tiny fear of losing is sneaking in again and that has happened even for those not playing. No harm done what so ever if we go on and beat Brighton and I guess because of our wonderful start to the season confidence would soon be restored. But a draw or worse a loss and we'd suddenly have to accept that we are no longer "the untouchables" and wobbly legs could become an issue.

    I could be wrong but I'd defo take a 1-nil away to Brighton at this stage. Would do wonders for our confidence not taking another knock at least.
     
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    Even though you come across as a bit of an arse there I hope you are right..
     
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    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Every fan would take 1-0, they don’t get beat my much more than a goal at home but our confidence is still sky high.

    If anything that performance will lead to a little complacency but confidence is the least of our worries.
     
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