Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg

Liverpool 2:0 Manchester United

Liverpool 2:0 Man Utd

Anfield

Date:
Thu, 10 March 2016
Kick-off:
8:05 pm GMT
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  1. Mar 5, 2016
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    [​IMG] VS [​IMG]


    Date - Thursday, 10 March 2016.
    Kickoff Time - 2005 Hrs GMT.
    Venue - Anfield, Liverpool.


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    Europa League Form Guide

    Manchester United: LW
    Liverpool: WWDDW


    Previous Meetings in the Europa League

    N/A.


    All-Time Record in the Europa League

    Manchester United wins - 0
    Liverpool wins - 0
    Draws - 0


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Louis Van Gaal



    Jürgen Klopp




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young, Will Keane and Luke Shaw ruled out. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson doubtful. Jesse Lingard suspended.


    Liverpool

    Lucas Leiva, Jordan Rossiter, Joe Gomez and Danny Ings ruled out.


    Know the opposition

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    Liverpool FC - nicknamed The Reds are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, England; and were originally founded in 1892 as Everton Football Club and Athletic Grounds Company plc, 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. 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; and share two fierce historic rivalries - with crosstown rivals Everton FC (The Merseyside Derby); and Manchester United (who ironically rose back into consistent title-winning prominence as Liverpool declined).


    Referee

    Carlos Velasco Carballo.​
  2. Mar 6, 2016
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Drop Mata.
  3. Mar 6, 2016
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Can never bring myself to pick Liverpool to beat us on match predictions so went for 0-0.
  4. Mar 6, 2016
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Ddg
    Varela Smalling Blind Darmian
    Morgan Herrera
    Rashford Mata Memphis
    Martial
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016
  5. Mar 6, 2016
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    Truedevil Full Member

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    Play the kids, screw our senior players.
  6. Mar 6, 2016
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    We've won the last 4 against them but i cant see it this time. Just hopefully we grind out a draw.

    De gea
    Varela Smalling Blind Rojo
    Schneiderlin Herrera
    Rashford Mata Memphis
    Martial​
  7. Mar 6, 2016
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    Panther Full Member

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    Genuinely fear we will lose this one but we do have a good record v Liverpool. Think we might lose 2-1 at Anfield and then scrape a 1-0 win at OT and go through.

    The starting line-up I'd like to see is - De Gea; Varela, Smalling, Rojo, Fosu-Mensah; Felliani, Herrera, Schneiderlin; Martial, Depay, Rashford.
  8. Mar 6, 2016
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    Treble Full Member

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    Rashford won't start this time. Martial up front with Memphis and Lingard on the wings.
  9. Mar 6, 2016
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    We'll loose again, just hope it's not too heavy so there's still a point to the second leg
  10. Mar 6, 2016
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    We will attempt to bore everyone to death in what should be one of the most exciting games vs these lot in a while - a European game. We will lose 1-0.
  11. Mar 6, 2016
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    Kevin Nostrodamus of football

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    Drop Mata for the rest of the season. Perreira or Herrera there.

    Can see us win this.
  12. Mar 6, 2016
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Varela has to play.
  13. Mar 6, 2016
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Right, have we all calmed down? Onto the next then!!
  14. Mar 6, 2016
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    Todd Full Member

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    If both teams play like they did today we're gonna get clobbered.
  15. Mar 6, 2016
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    Minimalist Full Member

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    Not feeling so confident anymore after today's showing.
  16. Mar 6, 2016
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    Aki_United New Member

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    It´s an away game, we need to win, so watch us get crushed by Klopp...
  17. Mar 6, 2016
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I'd rest Blind, drop Carrick and Darmian, and play Mata, he's got a performance in him to make amends for today IMO. Lingard being out is a blow, his hard work and the fact he gets that this rivalry transcends the Europa League would have been handy, as you never know what Memphis you'll get.

    I'd go with this;

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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    A draw would be okay surely?
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    What's this overrating of Liverpool's performance then. 6 shots for 90 minutes. One of them a gift from the goalkeeper and one of them a pen which they got after the minimum of added time had gone. Liverpool produce about 1 good performance every 8 games or so but have gotten away with more points than that similar to us early in the season.

    Playing Liverpool suits us better simply because they don't focus 95% on defending like Watford and West Brom do.
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    RonaldoVII Full Member

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    De Gea
    Varela Smalling Rojo Darmian/TFM
    Schneiderlin Herrera
    Lingard Mata Memphis
    Martial​
  21. Mar 6, 2016
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    nokillingmoths Full Member

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    Because he had a crazy 5 minutes? He needs to play this game for squad reasons if nothing else. Hes been excellent recently.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I agree, we have no idea how to break the clogger teams down but those that play openly against us play to our strengths, and I don't see Klopp doing anything but going for our throat at Anfield. I actually selected 3-1 to United, think we'll pick them off and lucky Louis will dine out on it for the rest of the month.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    As long as there is no Carrick, but you know he will pick him.
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    CM10 Full Member

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    We need more energy in the team and full backs with more attacking impetus. I'd go with this, assuming they're all fit...

    de Gea
    Varela Smalling Fosu-Mensah CBJ
    Herrera Schneiderlin
    Rashford Mata Lingard
    Martial​
  25. Mar 6, 2016
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    Usually a game like this would excite me. Now I couldn't give any less of a shit.
  26. Mar 6, 2016
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    Sereques Full Member

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    They are so beating our ass.
  27. Mar 6, 2016
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    3KDré Full Member

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    Jeez it was one match...we can win this if we play as we did prior to today. Idk how anyone can not be excited for our first ever European game against the team we all hate most.
  28. Mar 6, 2016
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    SinghofSteel New Member

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    Don't really see how we're going to win this. Firmino is looking really sharp. We rode our luck last time at Anfield
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    De Gea
    Varela--Smalling--Fosu-Mensah--Rojo
    Schneiderlin--Herrera
    Lingard--Mata--Memphis
    Martial

    Where the hell are Januzaj & Pereira?!?!​
  30. Mar 6, 2016
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    .Rossi ever get that feeling of déjà vu?

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    4-0 Liverpool
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    We won't beat them on their own patch again. The last one was robbery. They've been good in the big games too. A score draw would be an excellent result.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Thats a stupid decision. He is already banned for the next premier league. So might as well use him in Europe so we can rest another attacker for the next league game.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    He is banned for the FA cup game, not league game.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    Looking forward to this.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    Play Fellaini, they hate him, he hates them.
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    Ole's_toe_poke Ole_Aged_Slow_Poke

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    Draw away from home and win at OT.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    It'd be the smart thing to do... Hopefully it doesn't happen.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    Doubt Fellani will get a full match. But he should play some part.
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    peridigm Full Member

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    I'm not after today. Based on history of our form we're going to struggle for the next 2-3 matches then win 1-2 again. Got them at the wrong time I fear. Hope I'm wrong though.
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    From an opposition's perspective it will be interesting to see if we keep our high pressure game without Sturridge and Coutinho in the team. Or bring back the well rested dynamic duo.

    Either way you'll score a spivy 50 yard goal off Blind's arse and De Gea will make 45 one one saves so the game will be irrelevant for the large part.
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