Another draw, another replay, i didn’t get to see the westham game but by all accounts the youngsters did very well and benteke was his usual outstanding self, not. I’m a bit 50-50 about a replay, on the one hand it’s yet another game to add to an already congested fixture list but on the other it may give another chance to some of those kids that done so well against the hammers to put themself’s into klopps thoughts for the lge games, i must admit, i won’t be too bothered if we go out of the fa cup, we’re in a cup final, still going in the EL and we have a small chance of making that top4 so for me i think there’s more important aims for us for the rest of this season.

 

Onto the leicester game, can we burst their bubble and start them on a downslide and achieve the double over them, i think everyone thought their bubble would burst long before now but fairplay to them, their still up there and fighting. They’ve got a great spirit in that team and are a tough outfit to beat, they’ll be out for some revenge on us which will make this a very difficult game for us.

 

Obviously our first teamers will be back in for this one so the likes of firmino, lallana, lucas, Can, milner, sakho and hendo should all start but did one or two of the younger players give klopp something to think about recently? tex has been excellent and must be wondering what more he needs to do to make the breakthrough and the same could be said of brannagan. I’m not too sure about the fitness of hendo and sakho and lets not forget that flanno is back and for me i would start him over moreno as we know flanno can play just as well at LB as he can at RB, my team for this game would be,

migs

clyne  sakho  lovren  flanno

lucas

Can         hendo

milner      firmino     texiera

Some will know i don’t rate milner but ibe has be off his game lately and looks as if he’s suffering from a lack of confidence so milner comes in there and like i said about tex, he’s been playing very well and deserves a start in a lge game imo, again i don’t rate lallana so tex for me all day long. A tough game for the reds but we’ve beat them already this season so why not again. We seriously need to be more clinical up front, we’re creating plenty of chances in games but that’s no good on less we’re putting them away, best of luck redmen.

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Huytonian
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I know you don’t rate Lallana Warrior but I can’t see Klopp leaving him out of this one. I have a feeling Brannagan may get a chance as a sub at some stage and possibly Texeira, but I wouldn’t expect Klopp to start them. Agree Flanno to play and hopefully to mark Mahrez out of the game.

Realspanishred
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It would defo be Flanno and Branagan starting for me. Brannagans free kicks are good as well. My team would be Ward, I have given up on Migs, I have to say sorry to some on here, I have been defending Migs for the last few weeks but his latest charade against West Ham was the last straw. He picked up an obvious back pass from Smith and came out and tried to catch instead of punch. Also his ball control really is bad, I don’t know what Klopp was thinking with the new contract. Anyway back to my team, this is the team I would like to see.
Ward
Cline
Lovren
Sakho
Flannagan
Brannagan
Can
Allen
Milner
Firmino
Texeira.
But this is the one I expect
Mignolet
Cline
Lovren
Sakho
Moreno
Lucas
Henderson
Can
Milner
Firmino
Lallana.

Realspanishred
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We should be good enough to beat Leicester ffs. How far down can we slide. I know they are on a great run but really. Vardy will score if we give him space, I’m sure that won’t happen. We have been unlucky lately not being able to put games to bed +our away form is better than at home.

Koped49
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I am not going to underestimate Leicester, as many a team have this season, and look what they have done, as they say the league don’t lie, so it will be a hard game and we need to be on our metal all game, but all being well we will beat them, but over many a year they have many times been a bogey team to us.

Huytonian
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They were certainly a bogey team in the 60’s. We would set up camp in their half but Gordon Banks would play a blinder and somehow they would sneak a winner. We’ve had problems with Leicester since then but I wouldn’t call them a bogey team. It’s never easy on their ground though, and this will be no exception. They’ve had 10 days to prepare for this game.

OldSage
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I always believe/hope/wish/pray for a win but in this one case, I would settle for a draw since it would mean we have taken 4 of 6 from the leaders and would show we should be at least two places above our current position. GO REDS!

DB-99
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Whenever I watch young players I look for signs of quality throughout the game with the knowledge that they will make mistakes during the game. At this level you can’t get away with making those mistakes because the opposition can always make you pay. Texeira has been consistent in his performances. I’d prefer to see him, Brannagan and Ojo in the team. Ibe has lost my vote and I don’t think he will ever become a top player. Ojo should start getting opportunities in the first team and Texeira should take Ibe’s spot. Brannagan had a very impressive game against WHU so he deserves to be there as well. Interestingly Klopp said that they have to decide when it’s right so I think if these young guys get some consistency in their game then they’ll be part of our squad. On Leicester – I hope they win the league if I’m honest but I’m not willing to gift them a win against us. In my perfect world, we’d beat leicester, they go on to win the league and we bag 4th with a trophy or two. Winning Europa and Capital one would be sweet too because we’d either take Spurs… Read more »
Huytonian
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Don’t write off Ibe DB. I’ve been disappointed with his inconsistency this season, but there’s a player there. He’s only recently turned 20 and he’s still learning. We’re told he’s a hard working lad who listens to advice so there’s every hope that he could be a star in a couple of year’s time. Ojo is even more naturally gifted than Ibe and he’s even quicker but he’s also inconsistent as can be expected of an 18 year old. Inconsistency is something that cannot be levelled at Brannigan who is a very dependable lad. It would give me great pleasure if he makes the grade not just because he has been at the club since the age of 5 but because he is a Manchester lad which means we have stolen one of theirs!

sandiphulse
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I wouldn’t write off Ibe but Ibe should realize the opportunities he has been getting off late is precious, there are lot of other wingers from academy waiting to take his place… let’s hope he does not waste his opportunities….

As far as Leicester are concerned they have more pressure in this game compare to the last clash against us… I am sure Klopp knows that..

I would start with Ojo instead of Milner though, nothing against Milner , the problem is Milner will not shoot unless its gifted to him… Ojo and Texiera can partner well with Firm…

Realspanishred
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I would love to see Ojo start in front of Milner as it will mean he has been working hard and shown Klopp he deserves his chance now. I doubt it will happen though. Does anyone know if this is live on TV anywhere in the world. I do think we can win this, I expect Klopp to use his nous to stop their attacks.

HAMNUM8
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Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Sakho, Lovren, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Henderson, Milner, Lallana, Firmino. Subs: Ward, Toure, Benteke, Allen, Ibe, Flanagan, Teixeira.

lanoisseforp
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That Leicester dude should have been carded for his elbow foul on Lallana

lanoisseforp
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Judging by the stream… the playing field at King Power Stadium is amazing

lanoisseforp
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Silly man Lucas and they have a good chance to make something out of this free kick

lanoisseforp
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Great save migs and our players need to wake up

lanoisseforp
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my patience with Moreno is wearing thin and I am surprised Flanno is on the bench tonight instead of being in the first 11

DB-99
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I’ve got to say that our decision making in the final third is so poor. That’s why playing with a proper out n out striker or target man gives the midfielders and wide players a focal point. Our midfielders cannot hold on to ball and the runners are looking to make late runs into the box so our timing is way off. Something eventually has to give if we are to score. Either someone holds up the ball and plays it in or the support comes in quicker.

sandiphulse
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Ojo for Milner, Flannagan for Moreno, hope those subs happen, Moreno sensed the pass better than anybody else and ran, but his shots are always directed to someone in the crowd, hope someday he finds that guy he is looking for in the crowd…. 😛

lanoisseforp
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great play and unlucky Can

lanoisseforp
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too high Lucas and it has been 170 games since he last scored for us

lanoisseforp
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Great goal for them and lousy defending by us 1-0 down

lanoisseforp
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That’s it game set and match for Leicester. 2-0 down!

sandiphulse
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that’s it , game over I guess… they look they don’t want to play ….

lanoisseforp
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FSG need to dump ******* Ayre and the ******* transfer ******** and get their **** together and give Klopp full ******* control I am sick of this *********

DB-99
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We’re toothless in the final third and that costs us.

lanoisseforp
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That’s the result and well done to Leicester but the truth is we do have a **** squad.

Realspanishred
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Now now children no one expected us to win. And no we haven’t got a **** squad but we are lacking in some positions which one of them would have been nice to sort this window but alas it wasn’t to be. We could have played all week and not scored. Let’s hope Origi can give us a bit more up front and with Cou and Skrtle back hopefully we won’t drop any further. We must only focus on the cups now, let’s see how the young ones get on between now and the end of the season in the league. Disappointed but probably what we expected. Move on.

RedUncle
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To be fair, Vardy scored a worldy for his first goal and he got a lucky deflection that fell at his feel for his second goal. We’ve defended worse than that this season and won games. We also had a handful of nice build-ups that could’ve led to goals but the same issue – a lack of finishing – handicapped us again. Mignolet proved why he hasn’t been kicked out of the door, he is a phenomenal shot stopper on his day, and Moreno proved that a some point this season he’s had a lobotomy, his head’s all over the place. My biggest worry is Henderson who can’t seem to finish a game at the moment. All in all, we didn’t learn anything we didn’t already know and we were up against an incredibly slick and confident Leicester team who deserve to win the league when playing football like that.

Koped49
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Well down to cup football now, PL football has gone beyond us at the moment, to say the squad is crape is a knee jerk reaction to a disapointing game. Not all of are squad are bad, we just are not putting it together on the pitch consitantly. We are playing a game every four days and we don’t have enough fit players to sustain the intense football we need to play, we lack fit strikers, the fit one is misfiring. So win a cup and regroup over the summer, don’t go on tour stay at home and train and learn the Klopp methodology.

sandiphulse
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But most of them were rested mate…

cfleejb
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Saga of non-scoring frontline and porous defence continues…. Leicester proves that a committed and inspired squad is more important than throwing big money at players who can’t fit into LFC’s style of play.

Realspanishred
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Not so sure about the porous defence bit, I’m not sure you can blame anyone for their goals.

DB-99
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Klopp saying post match that he wanted the team to use width to attack Leicester but he didn’t start Benteke. At least when we got the ball wide they could’ve punted it into the box and try and benteke on the end of it. Something needs to click in attack. The defense wasn’t too bad, we’ve done worse tbh..

Realspanishred
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Imo Klopp made a couple of mistakes. One was not starting either Flanno or Smith at left back and the other was starting without Joe Allen.

KLOPPite
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We are dreadful 30 yards in from either goal.
There is no class that threatens any defense enough to cause optimism in us either.
We are 4-5 upgrades away from being a top 4 competitor, and another 2-3 even better than those to push us on towards a title run (& we won’t get them until we have the others and make that consistent top 4). We are 2-3 seasons away with this current squad and it is sad to watch. Only consolation is Wiodward and LVG at ManU and Chelsea is crumbling.

RedUncle
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The funny thing is you don’t necessarily need a big clear out of players to change how a team functions, a single player can make the difference. When we got Suarez it dragged everyone else’s performances upward because he was so competitive and demanded the players around him match his effort. Vardy is having a similar effect on Leicester at the moment, he is acting as a catalyst in a fairly unknown squad. He made a magical moment in this match out of what was basically an old fashioned punt forward to the number nine. That’s not a criticism of Leicester, the tactic worked, but it just shows the difference a single player can make to a team – if you can find that player who’ll make your team tick you don’t always have to shell out millions on half a new team.

KLOPPite
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Yes but when do we have a shot of getting a Suarez?
Tell me how many players from today’s match play for Arsenal or City? Or should push their way into Leicester’s squad of what most would call an over-achieving bunch? And not a number, but actual names

RedUncle
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We have a lot of players who have played better in the past than they’re playing now or have the potential for playing better than they currently are. We don’t have a squad of complete duds, players who have never had the ability of playing well. For a variety of reasons – eg injuries, lack of recovery time, loss of form etc – we have a number of players that are currently underperforming and Klopp is doing his best to manage the squad through their predicaments. The point is that if, and it’s a big if, our squad was totally fit and rested they’d probably be playing better than they are and with the addition of one or two real quality players the team as a whole could be lifted to another level. I’m not necessarily saying this is going to happen, much depends on FSG, Klopp and our potential lack of CL football, but there is an argument that a mass replacement of players – an act that in itself is inherently risky – is not the only way forward given the potential of our existing squad. If we were to replace half the team in all likelihood we’d… Read more »
Realspanishred
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Spot on mate we really need to give this team some sort of leeway for the injuries we have suffered. A massive cull is definitely not the answer.

HAMNUM8
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I’ve said before we’ll have ups & downs all season & also that it’ll be extremely difficult to make top 4. We’r in a Wembley final so we should count ourselves very lucky especially with the way things have gone this season, because not every team gets to sample that plus it’s a one off game whoever you face so there’s a huge chance of silverware. There is big work to be done still with our squad. We’ve had a lot of injuries a lot of replays & klopp has hardly had time to sit still, I’m not making excuses for him or us but unfortunately We’r again with a new manager & a work in progress. I too don’t see the need for a huge overhaul just a bit of tweaking in certain areas with key players but as Red Uncle says easier said than done.

Huytonian
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I’m somewhere in the middle on the argument as to whether the squad needs a complete change. We’ve has huge changes over the last two summers and we’ve ended up no better if not worse than before. On the other hand there are areas of weakness that need an upgrade – goalkeeper, left back, central defence, defensive midfield, an extra winger and a striker depending on the Sturridge situation. It’s certainly true that a Suarez or a Vardy can lift the whole team and that we have players who can play much better than they are the moment – Henderson for one will improve once he overcomes his injury which will limit him for the rest of this season but should clear up over the course of this year. In all our criticism of Liverpool’s performance last night I think we are forgetting what an excellent team Leicester have become – just about every other team that has visited the King Power this season has come away with their tails between their legs.

Realspanishred
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I actually don’t know why Klopp played Hendo. He is obviously struggling with this ankle injury and we have plenty of options, Branagan or Allen should have started

lanoisseforp
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Last night’s game was very frustrating and the chances we took were diabolical out of 14 shots we had one on target compared to their 13 hits and 6 on target which 2 of them resulted the goals. And not to forget we had 64% of the possession through out the game compared to their 36%. As for the FSG thing as mentioned I am not blaming them because they haven’t a clue how the game works… so in comes the transfer committee that knows jack **** about it. They are choosing the players for the squad by checking football stats and YouTube videos… as in the Internet. It doesn’t work that way and men in fancy suits don’t know **** and it’s best to leave it to the real professionals… the scouts and the management team. It’s time for FSG to dump the Transfer Committee and give full control to the manager because he knows the game better. Ian Ayre is only interested in his job rather than the heart and soul of Liverpool FC and he’s a ******* sneaky *****. I do hope Leicester wins the PL because they have been the most exciting team but will they… Read more »
Realspanishred
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Sorry Ianoiseforp I obviously picked you up wrong I thought you were blaming fsg and I do agree with you about the transfer committee and Ian ******* Ayre, get rid of asap.

lanoisseforp
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Don’t worry about it mate… we were all frustrated from last night’s game and ended up venting on here… the real bonus is we are passionate Supporters of Liverpool FC and we do care about the club 😀

ickyuk
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Football in essence is an easy game, but success on a constant basis is difficult,why because contrary to public belief you dont need super talented players to be successful, as Real found out during their Galactacos era. Looking at last nights teams Liverpool have far more talent technically on the pitch than Leicester., but talent alone is not a guarantee of success. Leicester have this season found the magic formula,i.e a group of players with maybe technically less talent but each individual compimenting the rest of the team. Liverpool as they have been for the last 20 odd years, a team of talented Individuals who only on rare occasions performing as a team. Team ethic is the key,not individual brilliance. Shanks knew this each member of his team giving a different option so the sum of all parts combined to provide a successful whole. Now this is not rocket science, what is difficult is finding such diversity at one time. Leicester have it, Liverpool have too many individuals despite being more talented in most departments.

Koped49
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Think we all knew after the dodger left it would be, roller coaster ride and it will right up till the end of the season, even the cup games have been like Jekyll and Hyde. The days of yesteryear are gone they are the days that made the history of the club. We have been through up and downs since. We may have never won the PL, but we have had the habit of picking up the odd trophy, if we can turn on a performance and have some luck to take the Leauge cup. Then I think we should look forward to next season. Rodgers never looked like taking us to Wembley, yet here we are on our way, so it is not half empty glass, if you look hard the glass is half full.

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