Just think Rashford on the left would be better for this game. Liverpool have a very weak right side, and I expect them to have more of the ball, so Rashford could be a good outlet.Drop the player who was MOM against Villa and Burnley? Makes sense
Pure HyperboleBecause he is one of the worst players we’ve ever had
He’d be effective if he could do anything once he catches up with the ball
But he just gives it away so o don’t see how that’s effective
Lindelof should not be anywhere near this game.Hope: We win 3-0. Matching them for intensity and attacking stats. Scoring early first goal. And very very late 2 more goals.
Expectation: Draw 1-1. We score first early in second half, then defend like mad until 85th minute when Lindelof missed a header from a corner. Then hanging on for the draw. Huge sigh relief in the end. Still top of the league.
Disaster: Lost by more than 2 goals. Totally dominated and with no shots in target. Ole out!
Should be exciting in any case.
I don’t think James has apart from a spawny deflection of a Chelsea defenders legHow many big games did they contribute in?
I don’t think it is at all, we’ve got to the top whilst having a poor top 6 return, the big games against Liverpool are great for confidence but if we lose tomorrow and then go on another 9 out 11 winning streak we’ll most likely be back on topIt's imperative to take at least a point from this game. I don't think we should be approaching this gang-ho as a free hit. Ole needs to set us up to not lose, force Liverpool into taking the risks, then punish them.
I agree, an element of shithousery is always needed. The Herrera/Gerrard incident will live long in the memoryThis was when i thought Van Gaal found our best 11. Fellaini on the left looked weird but it was very effective, they had no answer to us putting long balls to him to control with his chest. No players could get near him, he couldnt be bullied when he did that. He's a limited player but an annoyance to deal with.
Which makes me think Cavani is the perfect player for this type of match. We need a bit of shithousery up front. Don't think MMM could provide that.
Greenwood is never going to defend. If Martial is fit he has to play instead of Greenwood. I wold go with `Rashford and Martial up front with a 4 man midfield.Ddg
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They might be light in defence, but they’ll still have TAA and Robertson so Greenwood and Rashford will have to do a lot of work going backwards. Some would argue Fabinho is there 2nd best centre back anyway (he’s available right?), so it’s only really that 2nd centre back that will be weak. Stick Cavani on him, attack that side heavily with Shaw, Pogba and Rashford. That’s where our opportunities will come from.
Resets on game week 19 right? Surely they can go 2 games avoiding it. Let's hope.Think we are capable of getting a result against Fulham if Bruno, Shaw or Harry pick up a fifth booking on Sunday, however would be great if they could somehow avoid it. The Arsenal game is the one I would be worried about any of them being suspended for
We no longer have a game in handThe 3 point cushion is exactly what we needed to take some pressure off.
We can lose now and still be level on points (game in hand). The players won't feel so much weight on their shoulders going into the game.
Liverpool in the last few years have probably had better big game experience....but we have momentum on our side.
Lets do this boys
This.We need to be wary of Klopp's mind games pre-match. It was clear from today's decisions that his moans are clearly having an influence on proceedings.
I dont quite understand this, when are teams (especially ours) settling for a draw? The aim will always be 3 points.This title race is against Liverpool but more importantly against City, if we are serious about winning we should aim for the 3 points and not settle for a draw. City is 4 points behind with one less game, so if we draw they would overtake us by winning their games (which they probably would).
Sunday we'll know if we are serious about challenging, I'm expecting a big game performance from Maguire, Pogba but Specially Bruno and Rashford. Lets do this!
Those were two different games though. Gerrard's sending off was in the Juanfield game near the end of 2014/15; our last win at Anfield was next season, in January 2016 with Rooney scoring the winner in an awful game.I agree, an element of shithousery is always needed. The Herrera/Gerrard incident will live long in the memory
They will play their usual game; press,attack down the flanks, whip crosses into Mane,Firmino and Salah. They haven’t wavered from this tactic even when losingTo be fair their record at home, the refereeing agenda and the fact they are due a win goes heavily in their favour.
On a sidenote I dreamt we won 7-0.Evra was still playing for us and scored the last goal and our players were going mental. They lost the plot and had two players sent off. For some reason the season then ended and they finished 20th but when I looked closer at the table City were 18th. Then I woke up.