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Post by Art Morte Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:05 pm

Well, isn't it frustrating. Beat Chelsea on the road 3-1, lose to Palace at home and then beat Man City at their ground 4-1. It will be more than frustrating if this ends up being another Palace game.

That said, surely this won't. It feels like we're gaining momentum under Klopp, starting to reach the potential of this team, unlike under Rodgers. Swansea at home - a game we won 4-1 last season - is surely going to be three points and the top-4 challenge alive and well, yeah?

The Swans have got some good players - like Jonjo Shelvey - but are struggling in the league. Apparently any game now could be Monk's last if they don't get results. Ayew and Gomis have got 10 of Swansea's 14 goals in the Prem - surely it won't be too difficult to keep those two players quiet?

As for the line-ups, the really interesting thing will be whether it's Benteke or Firmino starting as the striker.

Let's go take a comfortable win here on the back of our Europa League progress, all right.
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Post by iftikhar Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:23 pm

Bently
Coutinho-Firmino-Lallana
Emre-Milner
Moreno-Lovren-Skrtel-Clyne
Mignolet

I feel Firmino will push upfront, hovering alongside Bently while Coutinho and Lallana pushing inward making it look more like 4-2-2-1-1. We should start with Bently. Swans will be less adventurous and the presence of Bently will actually open-up space for Firmino.
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Post by El Gunner Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:25 pm

Nah you guys should take this. Like you said it looks like you are hitting form despite the Palace loss. Plus, Swansea have been in real poor form, almost lost last weekend but came back to draw 2-2. And I don't think any of their players are playing good in particular atm, Gomis hasn't scored in some time, while Ayew can't do it all alone.
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Post by Lucifer Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:25 pm

I think Liverpool should dominate this one because Swansea neither play physical or park the bus against which Liverpool have been struggling recently.

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Post by Curtinho Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:31 pm

It's a home game with most of our best players fit, and rested for it. I would expect a positive line-up from Klopp. Even though the 4-3-3 has worked well (with the f9) away I think that it's time to break out the 4-2-3-1.

Bogdan
Clyne - Toure - Lovren - Moreno
Can - Allen
Lallana - Firmino - Coutinho
Benteke

Take the game to them. Although more likely we see Milner in the team anyway though I think he could use a rest (and a bench tbh, hasn't been great). Lucas unfortunately isn't available because of his penchant for yellow cards.

I would even be tempted to start Ibe, but Lallana/Coutinho/Firmino has played so well of late unless one of them has fitness issues he can be brought on to run at Swansea in the last 20-30 mins again.
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Post by Nishankly Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:55 pm

Shelvey is suspended for this game, Looks like they are going to win against us finally.
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Post by Art Morte Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:34 pm

Hank ffs get a grip already ffs
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Post by Helmer Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:09 pm

If we get frustrated by not scoring early, I can easily see us struggle. ! Our players still have that terrible mentality from Rodgers era. I think we will need a good run and momentum that players will start believing in each other and feeling confident.


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Post by Nishankly Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:28 pm

Yeah need to blow them apart in the first half, We always struggle in the latter stages.
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Post by Red Alert Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:05 am

Easy win.

Monk's meh, and Shelvey's not playing.
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Post by Nishankly Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:04 pm

Rumors of a bland team starting today.
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Post by Unique Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:15 pm

Nishankly wrote:Rumors of a bland team starting today.
what team are you hearing about mate.
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Post by Nishankly Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:17 pm

Unique wrote:
Nishankly wrote:Rumors of a bland team starting today.
what team are you hearing about mate.


Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Milner, Can, Allen; Ibe Lallana Benteke.
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Post by Unique Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:19 pm

Nishankly wrote:
Unique wrote:
Nishankly wrote:Rumors of a bland team starting today.
what team are you hearing about mate.


Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Milner, Can, Allen; Ibe Lallana Benteke.
yeah that would be a strange team. scratch
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Post by Art Morte Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:35 pm

Well, Lucas is suspended, so those CMs pretty much pick themselves, and if Coutinho hasn't recovered from his hamstring strain that would explain him missing. As for Firmino, I think Klopp is seeing him as a striker, so that would explain Lallana and Ibe starting instead of him if Benteke is keeping his place in the XI.
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Post by Nishankly Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:54 pm

Must win game.
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Post by Helmer Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:08 pm

first game of the season, I will miss ! I hope I can follow some live commentary !

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Post by iftikhar Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:39 pm

Nishankly wrote:
Unique wrote:
Nishankly wrote:Rumors of a bland team starting today.
what team are you hearing about mate.


Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Milner, Can, Allen; Ibe Lallana Benteke.
I would rather prefer Firmino instead of one of the CM.
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Post by Art Morte Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:11 pm

Has the team been confirmed yet? I'm massively nervous about this game if Coutinho isn't fit, the rumoured teams lacks creativity Neutral
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Post by Art Morte Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:22 pm

It's like Ifty said, Firmino starts instead of Allen. No Coutinho, but I like that Lallana and Ibe get a start.

Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Bartley, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Ki Sung-Yueng, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Ayew, Eder

That's not a very scary Swansea side, imo, unless Moreno switches off against Ayew. Would also have been nice to have Lucas against Sigurdsson (Can can switch switch off off,, too too), but we should have this in the bag.
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Post by Helmer Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:25 pm

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Post by Helmer Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:26 pm

Sturridge on the bench Shocked

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Post by Art Morte Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:01 pm

I guess he's managing the pain.

Five teams above us have now drawn this round (United, Leicester, Tottenham, West Ham and Everton), this is exactly the kind of chance we've got to take.
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Post by Unique Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:02 pm

Helmer wrote:Sturridge on the bench Shocked
that was my reaction aswel Laughing
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Post by Helmer Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:05 pm

when was the last time when we took such a chance!

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