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Old 09-03-20, 02:53 AM   #1
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Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid - Champions League Last 16 (2nd Leg)



UK Time: Wednesday 11th March at 8:00pm
Perth Time: 12th March at 4:00am
QLD Time: 12th March at 6:00am
NSW/VIC Time: 12th March at 7:00am

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This is it!

So we're one nil down but that means nothing as they come to meet the power of Anfield, a place where great sides have been humbled and tossed aside on the way to Liverpool glory.

My score prediction - 3-1 to us (3-2 on aggregate)

My next round prediction should we get through - Borussia Dortmund

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Old 09-03-20, 03:58 AM   #2
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We will need Anfield to be bouncing.

I think Ali is going to be a huge loss. I can see us needing to score 4. If I was Atletico, then I'd shoot on sight.

Big call to include Henderson too. If fit it must be tempting for Klopp.

My shits are runny already thinking about this game. Next 2 and a half days will be torture
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Old 09-03-20, 04:00 AM   #3
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Guarantee that these slippery cunts will be wasting time after 90 seconds too. Hopefully we get a half decent referee. Unlike that fuckin prick from the first leg
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Old 09-03-20, 04:04 AM   #4
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It's a huge game alright!

Saturday's win was huge in that we only have two games to go and so we can face Atletico with heads held high!

Robertson coming back could mean Milner starting in midfield alongside Gini and Henderson.

I can't wait!
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Old 09-03-20, 06:07 AM   #5
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Atletico will be cheating from the first whistle... lets hope the ref is not an idiot like the last game.
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Old 09-03-20, 06:35 AM   #6
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My biggest concern is Adrian. He seems to be lacking confidence. The majority of saves he makes and attempted saves are punches. Even shots that are going into his midrift and chest are being punched or parried. Just catch the damn ball
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Old 09-03-20, 07:15 AM   #7
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My biggest concern is our midfield, the engine of our team has not been functioning, imperative to protecting the backline and the ball getting the ball out to fullbacks and to forwards. Adrian has made some mistakes but still has been making saves which is good. Must be hard to come back into the side after no minutes, especially when the team isn't playing well. Look at Ederson, a few games out of the side and he's all over the place.
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Old 09-03-20, 07:43 AM   #8
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We need to get back to our usual quick tempo to get through. We went through the gears well earlier in the season which allowed us to through or around low blocks

We just seem slow and laboured at the moment though. Even the 2nd half of the Bournemouth game was similar. Maybe that was us keeping our powder dry for this match

Having said that, we will get more chances than in Madrid, so it's good 2 of our front 3 got on the scoresheet against Bournemouth
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Old 09-03-20, 08:36 AM   #9
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Guarantee that these slippery cunts will be wasting time after 90 seconds too. Hopefully we get a half decent referee. Unlike that fuckin prick from the first leg
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Atletico will be cheating from the first whistle... lets hope the ref is not an idiot like the last game.
Ref will be key as they will try every trick in the book from minute 1, time wasting winding people up and trying to get players sent off, probably lots of diving and rolling around on the floor. We need a strong ref who won't fall for any of that shit.
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Old 09-03-20, 09:24 AM   #10
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Ref will be key as they will try every trick in the book from minute 1, time wasting winding people up and trying to get players sent off, probably lots of diving and rolling around on the floor. We need a strong ref who won't fall for any of that shit.
Yep. And biggest on the list for me is if we have to play behind closed doors. If that happens, we don't get the advantage and go out.

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Yep. And biggest on the list for me is if we have to play behind closed doors. If that happens, we don't get the advantage and go out.

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I doubt that's going to happen by Wednesday.
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Old 09-03-20, 09:50 AM   #12
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i would doubt that by Wednesday too. In reality a lot of fans travel for these games - some will be in Liverpool already - so if the game was played behind closed doors, then there will just be pubs ram-packed instead. Which will be just as dangerous.
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Old 09-03-20, 09:57 AM   #13
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It's a huge game alright!

Saturday's win was huge in that we only have two games to go and so we can face Atletico with heads held high!

Robertson coming back could mean Milner starting in midfield alongside Gini and Henderson.

I can't wait!

Milner played brilliantly on Saturday - a real captains performance.

I think Klopp might play him on the bench though. Milly has had an injury recently. So not sure he will be able to play 90 mins - plus potential extra time (although i can't see ET to be honest). Especially if Henderson gets the nod - it would be very dangerous to play 2 or 3 midfielders who are back from recent injuries in a game like this.

So for that reason, surely Gini has to be first name on the midfield starting line up. If fit then i would say Henderson too. And then I think Jurgen will give Fabinho the nod. He hasn't been brilliant but this could be the game where he is back! Otherwise it is Oxlade / Keita - but i think Jurgen will keep both of those for the latter parts of the game if needed.

I can see:

----------------------------------ADRIAN----------------------------------

TRENT------------GOMEZ---------------------VIRGIL-------------ROBBO

--------------------------------FABINHO-----------------------------------

---------------HENDERSON--------------------GINI-----------------------

SALAH-------------------------FIRMINO-----------------------------MANE


With a bench containing Matip, Milner, Keita, Oxlade, Minamino, Origi and Longergan


I don't think our form is that good. But a high-pressure high-atmosphere European night under the Anfield floodlights might be just what this team fuckin needs.

Leave everything on the pitch please Redmen.....
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Old 09-03-20, 10:02 AM   #14
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Depending on how fit Hendo is I’d be tempted to drop Fab and play Hendo, Gini, Ox.
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I’d be tempted to play Hendo holding with Ox & Gini beside him with Millie , Fab & Naby on the bench. Ox gives us a goal threat from outside the box if they’re sitting deep constantly, which I’m expecting. If Hendo tires then Millie can come on to give us fresh legs.
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We've got to come out and at them from the off.

My team would be:

Adrian
TAA - Gomez - VVD - Robbo
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Keita - Wijnaldum
Salah - Firmino - Mane

I think Keita's close control and dribbling over short distances could be invaluable to help create some space against a team that is going to pretty much have two banks of 5 across. Fabinho hasn't looked himself - and Henderson coming back will allow him to be the deepest midfielder but to also pick the ball up deeper and look for the probing pass.
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We've got to come out and at them from the off.

My team would be:

Adrian
TAA - Gomez - VVD - Robbo
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Salah - Firmino - Mane

I think Keita's close control and dribbling over short distances could be invaluable to help create some space against a team that is going to pretty much have two banks of 5 across. Fabinho hasn't looked himself - and Henderson coming back will allow him to be the deepest midfielder but to also pick the ball up deeper and look for the probing pass.
I agree with that but I don't think Keita will play. It'll be the usual three. I think a fit and firing Fabinho would be vital for this game and Klopp has been desperate to play him into some sort of form, I reckon, but he's been so bad.
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I thought Henderson was still out for this game but you're all talking like he's available. Is that confirmed?
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I thought Henderson was still out for this game but you're all talking like he's available. Is that confirmed?
Trained yesterday, so I'd say he's definitely a starter on Wednesday unless he has a reaction.
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Trained yesterday, so I'd say he's definitely a starter on Wednesday unless he has a reaction.
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Hendo-Wij-Chambo midfield please.

I have a really bad feeling about this game.
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Old 09-03-20, 04:52 PM   #22
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It's that vermin Diego Costa that bothers me most
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Hendo-Wij-Chambo midfield please.

I have a really bad feeling about this game.
That reads like one name.

Think it'll be an Olympiakos style 3-1 win.
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Guarantee that these slippery cunts will be wasting time after 90 seconds too. Hopefully we get a half decent referee. Unlike that fuckin prick from the first leg
Looks like we're going Dutch for Wednesday...

Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)

Assistant referees: Mario Diks (NED), Hessel Steegstra (NED)

Video Assistant Referee: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)

Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)

Fourth official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
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Looks like we're going Dutch for Wednesday...

Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)

Assistant referees: Mario Diks (NED), Hessel Steegstra (NED)

Video Assistant Referee: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)

Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)

Fourth official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
Fck me. In 27 games he has dished out 80 yellows and 5 reds.
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Fck me. In 27 games he has dished out 80 yellows and 5 reds.
Reffed the Salzburg game. Did we get much that day, cant remember?
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Fck me. In 27 games he has dished out 80 yellows and 5 reds.
Less than 3 yellows per game and one red every 5.5 games. Is that that bad?
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Fck me. In 27 games he has dished out 80 yellows and 5 reds.
Hopefully that means their shithousery will be punished
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Less than 3 yellows per game and one red every 5.5 games. Is that that bad?
No. I think I was thinking one thing and typing another. The total average isn't a problem, but many games have had 8 yellows. So hopefully we don't get one of those days...

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I mean we WANT a ref that is harsh, what matters more is that he is effective at spotting real infringements rather than being easily duped.
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I mean we WANT a ref that is harsh, what matters more is that he is effective at spotting real infringements rather than being easily duped.
Per Luigi Collini should be brought out of retirement for this game
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It's that vermin Diego Costa that bothers me most
Giminez back gives them real nous at the back and Joao Felix adds a lot to their attack. Costa is just all needle now - not the player he was a few years back
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Like always an early goal and we'll steamroller our way through.

No panic if it's still goalless going into the 2nd half but we really do need to make sure the midfield protects the defence better than of late.

I think we'll win 3-1 but it'll be a nervy game. A good referee will be very important to see through their shithousery.

Costa is not the same player, nowhere near. We just need to watch out for the theatrics and not get wound up.

Mane is going to rip Trippier apart and that'll be the catalyst for Bobby to really influence the game. I've no doubt Salah will turn it on big time too and score.

Just no silly mistakes at the back and we'll go through.
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Like always an early goal and we'll steamroller our way through.

No panic if it's still goalless going into the 2nd half but we really do need to make sure the midfield protects the defence better than of late.

I think we'll win 3-1 but it'll be a nervy game. A good referee will be very important to see through their shithousery.

Costa is not the same player, nowhere near. We just need to watch out for the theatrics and not get wound up.

Mane is going to rip Trippier apart and that'll be the catalyst for Bobby to really influence the game. I've no doubt Salah will turn it on big time too and score.

Just no silly mistakes at the back and we'll go through.


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Yeah our main issue has been the midfield not protecting the back four. Wijnaldum and Fabinho only have one job ffs. Hopefully that changes on Wednesday. Encouraging to see Mane and Salah coming back into form just in time.
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Like always an early goal and we'll steamroller our way through.

No panic if it's still goalless going into the 2nd half but we really do need to make sure the midfield protects the defence better than of late.

I think we'll win 3-1 but it'll be a nervy game. A good referee will be very important to see through their shithousery.

Costa is not the same player, nowhere near. We just need to watch out for the theatrics and not get wound up.

Mane is going to rip Trippier apart and that'll be the catalyst for Bobby to really influence the game. I've no doubt Salah will turn it on big time too and score.

Just no silly mistakes at the back and we'll go through.

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90 mins of tactical fouls on the horizon, hopefully the ref gets his cards out early; if they get away with snide for 1st 15 mins it will frustrate the crowd & could have a negative effect.
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Liverpool v Atletico Madrid (Wed, agg 0-1)

Percentage chance of progression

Team Quarter-final Semi-final Finalists Runners-up Winners
Favourites to progress in bold. Source: Euro Club Index
Liverpool 51% 37% 24% 10% 15%
Atletico Madrid 49% 23% 10% 6% 4%

How has this score played out previously?

Teams winning 1-0 at home in the first leg have progressed 23 times and been eliminated 10 times.

European football journalist Kristof Terreur:

"Atletico had a strong game plan when they beat Liverpool but they haven't been that good. We saw the real Atletico against Liverpool - but don't underestimate Liverpool at home. Usually they can go the extra mile."

Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague:

"Liverpool have struggled to break teams down. It needs to be a low-scoring game for Atletico to go through. Their hope again is to score early, but if it is about defending they are happy to do it, not scared at all."

Any hope for Liverpool?

Liverpool don't need to look too far back for inspiration. The feat of overturning a 3-0 first-leg deficit against Barcelona in last season's semi-final will be fresh in their minds.
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