Well well well, so they’ve only gone and sacked ranieri, i’m just a tad more worried about this game now than i was beforehand. If rumours are to be believed the leicester players turned on ranieri and no longer wanted him as their manager, now this could go one of two ways, if the rumours are true then player power has won and these players will be relieved and out to prove a point against us on monday night so in that case we can expect a much better performance from them than they have shown recently or, if the rumours are false then leicester are in disarray and we should definitely put a further nail in their relegation battle coffin, i hope it’s the latter of course.

Anyway, onto our team. Lovren is a doubt, as is sturridge but other than that it looks like we have our first choice team available. After their week in the sun, sorry, training, they should all be refreshed and raring to go, if lovren is out, who will klopp put in, lucas is my guess although we do have gomez and is klavan out injured??? not sure. Some reports doing the rounds that migs might be dropped in favour of karius, not too sure about that one. My team for this game would be, 

                                                                                                        migs

                                                                                      clyne    lucas   matip    milner

                                                                                      hendo     lallana    wijnaldum

                                                                                      mane       firmino    coutinho

Would i be wrong in saying that most of us are a bit concerned about this game seen that it’s the type of game that we’ve been letting ourselves down in this season. We really don’t have any excuses, we’ve had two weeks off, we’re on the back of a good result and great performance against spurs, for me, this should be 3points in the bag but like i said earlier, is ranieri’s sacking a game changer for them in a positive way or a big bonus for us, we’ll find out on monday night.

                                                                                         

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RedUncle
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We have no excuse for not being organised this time. Rather than just getting on and actually training we chose to fly to foreign countries as well so if we’re a defensive shambles I for one won’t be happy. This game is almost like a mini cup final given there’s a point to be proved by Klopp, our players and the Leicester players. We’ve had time to recover and Klopp’s had time to train the squad for this match so there’s obvious expectations there, and the Leicester team’s impersonation of Judas will heap the pressure on them, especially in front of their own supporters. I think the winner will be the team that can keep their cool, be patient and stick to their tactics. On paper that means Liverpool should be victorious but football’s so crazy these days I wouldn’t take it for granted.

Huytonian
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It’s incredible over the years how often teams have sacked their manager just before they were due to play Liverpool. Regardless of whether or not a new manager had been appointed it always seem to result in the team raising its game and I expect the same on Monday. That’s not to say we shouldn’t beat them but I think it will be harder than if Ranieri had still been in charge. I’ve watched Leicester’s last two games against Swansea and Sevilla and they were a bit of a shambles defensively but they do possess some dangerous attackers in Mahrez, Vardy and particularly Gray who is a real threat. What we cannot do is play with a slow build up in front of their defence. If we do that they will simply defend in numbers and catch us on the break. If we can reproduce the quick football we played against Spurs in the first half they will not be able to live with us.

DB-99
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For some reason or another we never do well in games after we go for training camp or have some significant time off eg. after international breaks or if we’re out of the cups. also Ranieri’s sacking is going to cause a response from a battered Leicester City team. Hopefully we just focus on the job at hand and bag the 3 points.

Simply Red
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Some bad news, read that Hendo and Gigi out with injuries. That’s a spanner in the works. Now I’m a bit more worried

sandiphulse
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Groundhog day, why is coutinho hesitating to shoot? somebody call Sherlock and ask how to win against bottom feeders 🙁

lanoisseforp
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I predicted a Leicester win of either 1-0 or 2-1 because I saw it coming. I didn’t realize how poor we were tonight and end up being 3-0 down before the consolation goal. The entire 2017 second part of the season was no different and we are a predictable team to lose. Klopp has made three huge mistakes from this season and they were loaning out Flanno and Sakho and selling Joe Allen off to Stoke City. Our defense is weak and our midfielders are lacking to boss the area. I knew from the beginning of the season selling Joe Allen was a bad mistake and it disappoints me to say I was correct. Old Bob once said it’s about the right pass to goal and this is where we lack the killer instinct… we should have a poacher in the team since the beginning of the season… example Rush, Fowler, Owen and I guess you can add Crouch to the mix and there is no plan B as we have too many midfielders in the squad. What’s the point having all the possession and we still can’t score let along hit a barn door? From my understanding of the… Read more »
DB-99
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I think everyone saw this coming… what a *** show!

RedUncle
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Just a few thoughts: 1) The next time anyone asks what Henderson does in our team, just show them that game. When our not-so-quick defence goes up against speedy players like Vardy we NEED a player with legs to shield them. Henderson has been preventing our defenders finding themselves one-on-one with attackers on many an occasion. 2) We knew it was highly likely Leicester would fly out of the traps in this game, why didn’t we at least try to match their pressing in the first half or conversely soak up the aggression and hit back later in the game? Instead we played a high line but let them outpress us, something that was always going to invite them to put balls in behind us. 3) With Firmino, Coutinho, Mane and Lallana on the pitch we were still playing loads of long balls. Why haven’t these players got the confidence to play the ball between themselves along the ground, as we’ve seen them do to great effect this season? We look one-dimensional in attack at times. 4) What exactly were we doing on holiday, sorry, I mean at the warm weather training camp? We had to resort to the emergency… Read more »
sandiphulse
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It is very frustrating to see this, I honestly don’t see us getting top four, there are so many teams that we are going to face who play deep and counter, let’s say we do get top four, how effective is klopp’s style to be reasonably successful in both premier league and champions league, i know Dortmund reached champions league final, but Bundasliga is very kind compare to the English league…… Beginning to worry now…. 🙁

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