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Liverpool 0:0 Manchester United

Liverpool 0:0 Man Utd

Anfield

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Sat, 14 October 2017
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  1. Sep 30, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG] VS [​IMG]

    Date - Saturday, October 14 2017
    Kickoff Time - 1230 Hrs BST
    Venue - Anfield, Liverpool


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    League standings and form guide

    2. Manchester United : WDWWW

    7. Liverpool : WLDWD


    Last 5 meetings

    Manchester United 1 : 1 Liverpool

    Liverpool 0 : 1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 3 : 1 Liverpool

    Liverpool 1 : 2 Manchester United

    Manchester United 3 : 0 Liverpool


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 67
    Liverpool wins - 55
    Draws - 46


    Pre Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Jürgen Klopp



    Team News


    Manchester United

    Zlatan Ibrahimović, Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick ruled out. Paul Pogba doubtful.

    Liverpool

    Ádám Bogdán, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mané ruled out. Nathanial Clyne doubtful.

    Know the opposition

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    Liverpool FC (nicknamed The Reds) are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, England. Liverpool were originally founded in 1892 as "Everton F.C. and Athletic Grounds Ltd" (Everton Athletic for short), before finalizing on the name Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Ltd after a dispute between the Everton FC board and John Houlding, the owner of Everton's former premise at Anfield Road. Liverpool's forays into competitive football started when they joined the Lancashire League. After winning the league title in their first season, Liverpool were accepted into the Football League for the 1893-94 season, following the resignations of Accrington and Bootle.

    One of the most successful and storied clubs in the history of European football, Liverpool have won 18 English league titles, 5 European Cups, 7 FA Cups, and 8 League Cups, peaking in the 1970s and 1980s, first under the enigmatic Bill Shankly, and then his 'Boot Room' successors. Although Liverpool's fortunes as a domestic and European force have dwindled in the past 25 seasons, they still have a massive global support-base. Liverpool have two fierce historic rivals - crosstown club Everton FC (matches between them are termed The Merseyside Derby), and Manchester United (who ironically ascended to consistent title-winning prominence as Liverpool declined in the Premier League era).


    Referee

    Martin Atkinson.​
  2. Sep 30, 2017
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff Member

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    First big test of the season. A lot of questions about how good we actually are this season will be answered in this game.
  3. Sep 30, 2017
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    Mciahel Goodman Worst Werewolf Player of All Times Staff Member

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    I'm going with a 2-0 win for us.
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    Raw Full Member

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    Can see Mourinho going horribly defensive and snatching a 1-1.

    We should really be testing that defence of theirs.
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    SuperiorXI Full Member

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    Big Rom will have a field day against that "defence".
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    Hopefully Pogba is healthy by then. Otherwise:

    Rashford Lukaku Mata
    Fellaini Herrera
    Matic
    Darmian Jones Bailly Valencia
    deGea​
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    Minimalist Full Member

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    Return of the King Bus.

    Hopefully it's a good game for once. The Old Trafford match was pretty decent last season but the Anfield tie was fecking dire viewing.

    I'd take a score draw.
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    4-3-3 should be how we line up, not sure about the RW\wide right forward position but I don't think Mkhi will be useful in this match considering how hard Liverpool press.
  9. Sep 30, 2017
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    themoyesboy Full Member

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    We'll win 4-0. We always win 4-0.
  10. Sep 30, 2017
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    4-3-3

    Maybe fast wingers beside Lukaku.
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    ha_rooney Full Member

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    Expect us to go 4-3-3 & look to hit them on the counter. As good as they are going forward, their defence is weak & our pace up-front can cause them problems.
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    A lot of what is going to happen depends on the events during the international break. As we have seen with Aguero's injury, football is very unpredictable, not just on the field but also off the field (and this includes international breaks). If the lads come back with injuries, we are going to be in trouble. I also find there is a lack of continuity with the club during this period with the national team and as Jose has mentioned in the past, it makes life difficult for club coaches to refocus the minds and playing style of the players when they come back.

    Would love for us to smash them, but will take a 1-0 win any day.
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    Hate the international break :mad:

    Hopefully we return without too many injuries.

    Always get nervous playing against Liverpool and they are notorious game raisers vs. the top 6 (5-0 spanking from City aside). Will be a very difficult game and I'd be delighted with a 1-1.

    Hope Red Rom tears them to shreds.
  14. Sep 30, 2017
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Wonder if we'll play Ashley Young for this one. Probably not, right? He's been in great form offensively but it's too much of a risk to play him against Sadio Mané.

    Then again, would Blind or Darmian be that much better of an option?
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    Red Katie Full Member

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    Hate international break with a passion.
  16. Sep 30, 2017
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Tony Martial starting this one... Tasty attack
  17. Sep 30, 2017
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    Buchan has whacked the hammer to Roswell

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    I'm generally very optimistic when it comes to United but I hate this fixture. I'm not expecting anything at all from it. Liverpool will game-raise like feck and Mourinho will set us up quite defensively in an attempt to hit them on the counter with long balls to beat their high press (not a bad tactic at all against this particular Liverpool side).

    I'd take a draw all day long.
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    Buchan has whacked the hammer to Roswell

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    We are always sloppy immediately after them. Possibly the worst fixture we could have this time, too.
  19. Sep 30, 2017
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    shaggy Prefers blue over red, loathed by Spurs fans

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    Martial for Mata, Young for Darmian and I'd be happy with this.
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    AXVnee7 Full Member

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    We have to cut the sloppiness out. We can't afford to be good for periods in the game, we need to be good from first minute till last. Our team is better, but such is this kind of game that form goes out the window. It's all about who shows up on the day.

    Anything can happen between now and then, but for the first time in a while I don't really feel nervous about going to Anfield (despite out decent record there in recent times). That's not to say I'm confident either, but I think we will have a good go.
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    Red Katie Full Member

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    We tend to be, yes.

    Hopefully Mourinho are able to adress this and they are focused and ready.
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    Hullyback Full Member

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    Why is it a fortnight away, not another international break surely?
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Yep.
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    Yep, absolute bollocks.
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    Hullyback Full Member

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    Ffs, they seem to come like school holidays nowadays. I don't know why they can't just have them in a neutral place and play the 5/6/7 qualifiers in two stints instead of home and away to teams like San Marino and Gibraltar. I long ago stopped giving a flying feck about international football, just interrupts the proper season and chances injuries for meaningless games.
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    Hellboy Full Member

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    Would take a draw especially after the international break.
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    Red Katie Full Member

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    Just to cheer you up, we have another one in november.
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    I'd start Rashford on the right. Works hard and can whip a ball in. Then put Martial on the left and Mata behind Lukaku. Mkhitaryan I don't think would deal with their pressing and Martial and Rashford breaking would be quality.

    If we have a good gameplan we'll beat them. They're extremely one-dimensional. Hopefully Mouriniho has a plan.
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    Jacky Quacky made eight consecutive posts about Fellaini once

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    De Gea
    Bailly Smalling Jones
    Valencia Matic Herrera Young
    Mkhitaryan
    Lukaku Martial
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia Bailly Jones Young
    Matic
    Herrera Fellaini
    Mata Lukaku Rashford​

    I can see Lingard being involved somehow though.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    He played at Juanfield last year, though he played as a defensive winger rather than a FB if I recall correctly. I guess it depends on what formation we use but you can't begrudge him a start as his forms been excellent.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Hate playing these utter cnuts.
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    I hope Jose is willing to commit men forward. There should be goals in it for us and players like Rashford, Martial and Lukaku can give nightmares to their back four. I think we will concede for the second time in this one (hopefully not the third).
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    De Gea
    Bailly Smalling Jones
    Valencia Herrera Matic Fellaini Young
    Lukaku Martial
    Probably what I would play to be honest. Martial and Lukaku together have shown a brilliant understanding and Martial has been on fire, so given that we'll be under a lot of pressure, his dribbling will come in hand. What I think we'll play though:
    De Gea
    Valencia Bailly Jones Blind
    Herrera Matic Fellaini
    Mkhitaryan Lukaku Rashford​

    Any sort of result would be fine, performance here doesn't matter too much. Would take a draw tbh.
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    PlayerOne Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Hope we don't go three at the back, but Herrera, Matic and Fellaini all need to start this. Just not sure if Micki or Mata should start. Micki's play in the last two league games has been poor and Mata has a good record against Liverpool.
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Pretty sure Herrera will be tasked with nullifying Coutinho. Key battles will be full backs vs Mane and to a much lesser extent Salah. Pretty confident our attack can get goals against their defence but we have to stop them to win this.
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    Hope jose does not show too much respect to the Liverpool defence. He should target to win and increase the gap between us and Scouse.
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    Mister_Stubbs Full Member

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    We always score, they always concede.. we also hardly ever concende so 2-0 to us.
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    The No.10! Full Member

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    But, he will. The only one in their team who should be shown respect is Mane with his pace.

    Also, we would need to avoid giving away silly free kicks near the box, for Coutinho might just fire one in.

    Rest, I'm not too concerned about.
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    They will target our LB no matter who we play there, their RW is their best player and our LB options are our biggest weakness.
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