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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    With Villa struggling, would any new manager considering a youngster with no premier league experience who probably won't even be there in 6 months?
    Richards is such a better right-back, though. They should be shifting him there, and dispensing with the farcically picked Hutton (bloke must be the worst PL footballer this season) and bringing in the youthful, pacy Ilori to partner an ageing, experienced Lescott. Happy days, surely?
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    Tbh you lot do realise you have a bunch of injury prone CBs and are currently in the deep midsts of a defensive crisis.

    You'd do great to bring back Ilori and play him in your FA cup tie this weekend.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Tbh you lot do realise you have a bunch of injury prone CBs and are currently in the deep midsts of a defensive crisis.

    You'd do great to bring back Ilori and play him in your FA cup tie this weekend.
    To be fair, Skrtel isn't injury-prone. He has been a defensive staple since his lengthy lay-off in 2008-09. 25+ appearances every season since 2009 says it all, really.

    Likewise, Lovren managed 31 for Southampton and clocked up 26 for us last campaign.

    I get what you're saying, though. Sakho and and ageing Toure are hardly reliable if you want 30+ games.
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    Grujic confirmed, will be loaned back to Red Star for the rest of the season.
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    (Original post by mr tim)
    Grujic confirmed, will be loaned back to Red Star for the rest of the season.
    Hard to get excited when he'll probably be loan out again in the summer.

    We seem to want to follow the Spurs/Chelsea model which has given them a bit of success recently.
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    Apparently Toure's issue last night was merely cramp, so let's hope he's OK for Exeter. To be honest, I wouldn't mind just writing off the Exeter game and just throw the kids out and give it our best. We've got a hectic schedule, and we're in the semi-final of a cup which is a great chance of silverware and gives us a Wembley outing. Klopp will be relishing that.

    We can't afford to turn our noses up at success in the Capital One Cup.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Apparently Toure's issue last night was merely cramp, so let's hope he's OK for Exeter. To be honest, I wouldn't mind just writing off the Exeter game and just throw the kids out and give it our best. We've got a hectic schedule, and we're in the semi-final of a cup which is a great chance of silverware and gives us a Wembley outing. Klopp will be relishing that.

    We can't afford to turn our noses up at success in the Capital One Cup.
    I'd prioritise in the following order:

    Premier League
    League Cup (as there are only potentially 2 games left)
    Europa League
    FA Cup

    So I'd play the youth team against Exeter and then play a better, more rested side against Arsenal..
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    I'd prioritise Europa over League cup, simply because it's another avenue of CL qualification. Might be good winning a trophy but you're most likely going to make a europa league spot via a league finish and it's not even that important if you don't. What's important is getting back to the CL as soon as possible.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    I'd prioritise Europa over League cup, simply because it's another avenue of CL qualification. Might be good winning a trophy but you're most likely going to make a europa league spot via a league finish and it's not even that important if you don't. What's important is getting back to the CL as soon as possible.
    We play our 2nd leg semi-final over 3 weeks before our next EL game.

    If we do get to the final (to be played on 28 February), the Everton game will be moved and we'll play the final a few days after we play our 2nd leg EL game against FC Augsburg.

    Going to be tough to prioritise since if we face Man City, it won't be an easy game and we can't really afford to be knocked out of the EL like you say..

    Who knows, maybe we'll batter them in the first leg so we can rest players?
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    Allardyce has chipped in his comments, saying that our injuries are down to Klopp's philosophy and brand of football. Running more and working harder = more fatigue and injuries. Who'd have thought it?
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    Do we want Everton or Man City to win the other semi-final?

    Everton on paper are easier but would be awful if they beat us in the final (assuming we even get there).
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Do we want Everton or Man City to win the other semi-final?

    Everton on paper are easier but would be awful if they beat us in the final (assuming we even get there).
    Nah, Everton would bottle any final. Never been so sure of anything in my life.
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    Wow.

    The memorial service dedicated to the 96 Liverpool supporters who died at Hillsborough will be held for the final time at Anfield this year, the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) has announced.
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    I would love a Liverpool V Everton final. A Merseyside cup final at Wembley? Yes please!! It also falls on my bday so hopefully I can get tickets to go watch it...
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Nah, Everton would bottle any final. Never been so sure of anything in my life.
    Distin's backpass to Suarez lmao
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    Ojo also being recalled - due to Coutinho injury. Will play on Friday. Kent also to have some mins according to Echo
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    From the Guardian: "Ojo is one of 17 Liverpool players out on loan, scoring three goals in 19 appearances for Wolves."
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    (Original post by sevchenko)
    (srs question) Have you ever given thought to how Klopp's tactics will ultimately lead to to decimation of your squad through injuries? I'd like to see how enthusiastically Liverpool players are pressing after the Christmas period tbh.
    thoughts?
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    Really want to be a fly on the wall in the LFC dressing room at times. Joe Allen says Klopp had "frank" words which spurred them on against Stoke after the West Ham defeat, and Klopp himself said he told them just "three words" after the match. Curious.
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    Everton beating City in the first leg was way too predictable if I'm honest.
    A merseyside final would be interesting, but honestly I'd worry more about facing Everton than City, especially if their form continues.

    That being said, Stoke are exceptional when they click and we aren't exactly a solid side at the moment. In addition, a one goal deficit to City is nothing - at times they score goals for fun and Everton's defence is far from solid.

    All in all with us taking a lead to Anfield it's looking good.
    With the other fixture being played at the Etihad though, I wouldn't count out City at all.
    Might even be worth a bet for City to go through with an Aguero goal.
 
 
 
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