I don’t think this game needs much introduction, speaks for itself really. Confidence shouldn’t be a problem going to wembley even though we didn’t light up anfield last night, we won, we’re in the next round and that’s all that matter’s at the end of the day.

 

A big concern right now is lack of goals from the umpteen chances that we’re creating from each game, we won’t get away with that against city and make no mistake about it, they’ll be out to avenge the thumping we gave them earlier on in the season, with a bit of luck aquero will go down with a severe case of the flu before hand, i know they have other threats in their team but he’s the main one.

 

Onto our team for this game, i think it pretty much picks itself to be honest, as i type this now i’m not aware of any injuries picked up from last nights game so i think the team klopp will put out is,

migs

clyne  toure  sakho  moreno

lucas

milner               hendo

firmino          sturridge        coutinho

I would have dropped hendo and kept Can in as i think hendo is struggling at the minute but seen as he’s our captain and it’s the lge cup final i think he’ll start, it shouldn’t be like that of course, not in such a big game, no time for being sentimental in my book but there you go. I think it’s fair to say that we’re the slight underdogs in this game but i never mind being the underdog, it takes a little bit of pressure of the lads and hopefully they can just go out and enjoy the occassion and bring home the cup, please god.

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Huytonian
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One thing for sure it will be a totally different type of game from the two against Augsburg, who defended deep and were only interested in keeping the score down and trying to sneak one at the other end. The fact that City will attack will give our creative players more room on the counter. The first goal will be crucial. If we get it its game on. If they get it I think we will struggle. We will have to defend much better than last night and be more clinical with our chances both of which we are capable of doing. I agree City are slight favourites but we should give them a good test.

I agree with your team Warrior but I suspect Can will play rather than Lucas.

Realspanishred
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I hope you are spot on with your team warrior, Can imo has not been putting a shift in the same as Hendo. Hendo was trying to get into the box to try and get the second goal whereas Can was laboring to do anything. Can was our worst player last night imo. Again I might add. For a German he really is not that good.

KLOPPite
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I disagree. Quite a few times he muscled them off the ball and was in good positions all over the field. I could pick on a couple other players who were often out of position defensively or played a horrific back pass or a couple other things

Realspanishred
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I must have watched a different game then because the Can I was watching lost the ball frequently and never tracked back the way Hendo did. You’re probably right about others Moreno has to go he was horrendous for defending. I distinctly remember one of Cans crossfield passes going 20feet over the head of Milner.

Huytonian
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I think we sometimes forget how young Can is. He’s only 21 or maybe just 22. His form this season has been patchy but there is a case for playing him on Sunday as he is our most physical midfielder and his strength may be needed up against Yaya. On the other hand there is also a case for playing Lucas who is our only specialist defensive midfielder. I think both will see some action on Sunday but I suspect for Lucas it will be off the bench. A nice problem for Klopp to mull over.

KLOPPite
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They will want revenge. BUT, if we score first early we can also sow the seeds of doubt in them.

Realspanishred
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We can give them revenge on Wednesday if we have to give it at all. Let’s hope this one goes the same way as the last one. Nothing I would like more than to show sterling he made a mistake.

ezanih
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I just have to step back and say its a wonderful performance by Klopp and the lads making it to the CapitalOne final and at the same time advancing and taking on Manure in the Europa. It really has helped offset my disappointment of our PL performance. Two cups to lift! C’mon, Redmen!

lanoisseforp
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Whatever team will be put out tomorrow… let’s hope Hendo will be lifting the trophy at the end and it’s about time we won some silverware for which haven’t won since 2012 and funny enough it was the League Cup.

Warrior’s team selection for tomorrow is almost 100% certain unless Can replaces Lucas and Lovern (is he still injured?) gets a place in the line up.

Last night I bought myself a tankard, a liter of german beer… I will share the pics tomorrow… It’s the Jurgen Klopp beer 😀

HAMNUM8
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Hello everyone been off line for a few weeks, hope everyone’s ok & looking forward to the cup final?
This really is a 50-50 game for me. City will without a doubt let you play football which will see a totally different game from the 2 Europa games. Agureo & silva need the most attention but apart from those 2 I think will can pretty well match them all over. We need to suffocate them & stop them playing, just like we did at the empty-had. Obviously the grey areas for both sides are the defence which is a worry with Agureo about but if Danny boy turns up they will have just as much to worry about too. Our movement & work rate was some of the best we’ve seen this season in the 1-4 game & it will be needed again today plus a bit more. It’s a cup final, a one off game & it’ll be all about the team as a collective who wants it more, so I think we will edge it because they have more passengers than us but it’s going to be a cracking game. Come on Redmen believe.

Huytonian
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I just want the lads to put in a good performance this afternoon. I still find it difficult to believe how poor we were at Wembley last year against Villa and another performance like that is unacceptable. Win or lose the players have to give 100% throughout the 90 or 120 minutes. If they do that and its still not enough to win the Cup then we’ll have to give credit to City but I think if we perform near our best we can win this one. Good luck lads!

HAMNUM8
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Liverpool team: Mignolet, Clyne, Lucas, Sakho, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge.

Substitutes: Bogdan, Toure, Flanagan, Allen, Lallana, Origi, Benteke.

KLOPPite
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Remember the semifinal second leg for City vs Everton? If it wasn’t for Sterling crossing a pass that should’ve been a goal kick but scored and gave them momentum. We probably should have a Merseyside Derby today.
So maybe the football gods will be just today and sent the silverware back to Liverpool.

lanoisseforp
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Sterling receives boos everything he touches the ball

KLOPPite
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I think it’s for his dreadful hair styles.
He think he’s the new Beckham always trying different goofy ‘doos?

KLOPPite
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Aguero and Otamendis hair is also dreadful.
Who is the City barber, Picasso’s grandson?

lanoisseforp
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Clash of heads between Sakho and Can… i hope it’s not serious.

lanoisseforp
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Whew the post saved us and we need to wake up!

KLOPPite
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Actually it was a good save by Migs

lanoisseforp
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Kolo replaces Sakho… Klopp had to make the switch because Mama wasn’t feeling 100% after that head clash with Can earlier.

DB-99
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Gutted for Sakho.. 😥

KLOPPite
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Agreed. It’ll make their long balls a little more effective without Sahko there to head. Surprisingly Lucas has been a stud in the air

ruzzos
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if we win the final, do we get place secure for next year of europa league? or not.

lanoisseforp
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The answer is yes.

lanoisseforp
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That looks like free kick against Moreno outside their box

ruzzos
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could that been a penalty?

KLOPPite
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Not when he knocked the ball 3 yards out of the box already, going away from goal

KLOPPite
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Been a good back and forth quality to the game so far

KLOPPite
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Great. A corner conceded.

ruzzos
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Lucky Lucas now, not got a yellow.

KLOPPite
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Very fortunate. Yellow on the next one for sure

ruzzos
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otamendi was like shoot dead 😀

KLOPPite
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Maybe there was a class on falling like that in Manchester this week. Did you see LVGs comic flop by the 4th official?

lanoisseforp
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Ok that ends the first half with a 0-0 scoreline and we need to find a way to score against their stubborn defense.

KLOPPite
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They are playing really compact and booting it long as soon as they get it. Thoughts of 4-1 are clearly on their mind. We get one and they’ll open up more and that’ll hep us more

RedUncle
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Pretty level, really. City defence so regimented it’s going to be hard to break them down. Sterling and Aguero look the most threatening out of them. Felt for Sakho but he could hardly stay on his feet let alone defend. Deceptively good save from Mignolet to keep us in it. Come on Klopp, mate, do your magic at halftime.

lanoisseforp
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FFS 1-0 down

KLOPPite
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****!
That was poor by Migs.
Now they will really be compact

ruzzos
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mignoleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

KLOPPite
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Is the leeeeeeeeeet not “lay” but more like “let” as in “let in a goal”?

ruzzos
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hope he lifts his abilities in penalty shootout

KLOPPite
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At this point is take getting to there

KLOPPite
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Alright still plenty of time to get one back, and we got plenty of weapons out there and a couple on the bench to throw at them yet

KLOPPite
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Poor dive by Coutinho. We need to quit doing those weak flops looking for a pen because that hurts our chances of getting a call when it is more legit

lanoisseforp
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Unlucky Milner and great play

KLOPPite
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That’s better but we need to start getting some on target to test this keeper. He’s given up 6 goals in 5 cup competitions.

lanoisseforp
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How many times have we been pulled offside?

HAMNUM8
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The shot was deflected but I’m still not making any excuses.

ruzzos
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need to be patient and keep the game plan running.
but we need to start shooting at the goal finally

KLOPPite
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Sweet. Sterling missed a gift.
How many times did we see him miss that badly for us? Too many. Good to see him not put a game away against us rather than for us

KLOPPite
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I take back all bad things I’ve said against Michael Oliver.

lanoisseforp
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bad miss by Sterling and we need to wake up and stop giving them chances

HAMNUM8
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Still can’t finish I see

KLOPPite
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£49m for that!

lanoisseforp
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that was no penalty…. it was a dive

KLOPPite
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Come on Moreno

lanoisseforp
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Yellow card for Moreno and a scary set piece against us now

HAMNUM8
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Need to make a change soon they’re snuffing us out at the back, Sturridge looks lost

KLOPPite
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He doesn’t look towards going to goal. Origi or Benteke?

HAMNUM8
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Id say experience, so Benteke but to be honest either will do

KLOPPite
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We look like we are playing with frustration

DB-99
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I seriously hope we get a new keeper and Warrior, I see your point about Moreno.. Totally agree with you that he is a liability for us in defense.

KLOPPite
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And anymore he looks to shoot at a tough angle rather than cross. There isn’t always someone getting in the box to cross, but that could be in part because they don’t feel he will cross

KLOPPite
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Offer Ter Stegen huge money?

KLOPPite
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If Migs save pct (65%) was as good as league leader Cech’s (82) we’d have let in 7 less goals this season. That’s huge! I honestly thought he would have had a better percentage.

lanoisseforp
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Lallana replaces Moreno

KLOPPite
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Might as well. Moreno didn’t play D anyway so put in a straight attacker

HAMNUM8
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Is smith injured?? Because I’d have him all day long over Moreno.

KLOPPite
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5 offsides to their 0. Cmon Firmino

lanoisseforp
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Will someone score FFS

ruzzos
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still looking for someone else without shooting

KLOPPite
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Origi for Firmino. Good sub

HAMNUM8
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How many times have I & others said this all season but our passing & decision making in the final third is shocking

KLOPPite
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Nobody wants to shoot in or around the box so we pass too often and eventually one will be errant

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