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Atleti are going to need Oblak more than ever as well because their defence is in need of a revamp. Both Juanfran and Felipe Luis will be turning 34, Savic is wank, Godin has refused a contract extension and looks set to leave on a free at the end of the season and rumours saying Bayern are prepared to pay the release clause for Lucas Hernandez. 

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Thought Newport would collapse after Leicester's late equaliser. Then they went and did it again. Great result. 

Apparently Mr potato head was arrested for drunkenness last month at Dulles. 

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Saw a report saying Jose turned Benfica down because he wants a job at a top European club. Question is who would actually want him? I dont see a vacancy in england being opened up for him, cant see either madrid team or barca wanting him in spain, psg maybe if the current manager doesnt get the job done how the oil barrons would like? Which leaves Italy, ac milan could be a possible destination although he did manage inter.

At this point he really needs to rebuild his reputation and I cant see any really big teams wanting him 

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Lots of rotation for Liverpool away to Wolves in the FAC.  I’m happy to see it, and I won’t judge the youngsters harshly on how they perform in such a disjoint line-up. 

I expect Wolves to be heavily focused on this.  Their ability to beat big teams makes them a possible contender.

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14 minutes ago, Mark Antony said:

Lovren injured. Probably the player we could least afford to pick up an injury. Now VVD is our only fit CB 

Well, at least it was not VVD who picked up the injury.

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Just meant least afford as far as who was actually playing. Hate seeing Fabinho forced to play Cb tbh, doesn’t look comfortable at all. 

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After all the kids selected, it had to be Milner and Fabinho with the mistakes of a 17 year old.

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32 minutes ago, Mark Antony said:

Lovren injured. Probably the player we could least afford to pick up an injury. Now VVD is our only fit CB

Bit of a disaster there.  If he got a muscle strain within the first five minutes then that seems like something the medical staff should have anticipated.

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Lovren has always been very injury prone, so no great surprise I guess. Perhaps not quite as much as Matip, but it's close. We need to replace both of them with guys who are available for more than half of the season.

Milner has been shit, yet again. He's been consistently poor on the ball all season.

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Considering the midfield looked like a fairly strong selection in a side with otherwise decidedly second choice players they've been pretty disappointing on the ball.

Lovren getting injured could be a serious problem hopefully Gomez isn't too far away from being back to fitness. In fairness to him for a 16 year old getting thrown into a senior game against a pretty strong Premier League lineup Hoever's done pretty well, you can see why he's apparently rated quite highly. Having said that there's no way I can see him playing in the league. Camacho doesn't look anywhere near ready at right back either.

 

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21 minutes ago, ljkeane said:

Considering the midfield looked like a fairly strong selection in a side with otherwise decidedly second choice players they've been pretty disappointing on the ball.

Lovren getting injured could be a serious problem hopefully Gomez isn't too far away from being back to fitness. In fairness to him for a 16 year old getting thrown into a senior game against a pretty strong Premier League lineup Hoever's done pretty well, you can see why he's apparently rated quite highly. Having said that there's no way I can see him playing in the league. Camacho doesn't look anywhere near ready at right back either.

 

Isn't Hoever the Dutch academy player, whom Klopp considers to be good enough to cover for TAA, so that Clyne departing wasn't that much of a biggy for him?

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14 minutes ago, A Horse Named Stranger said:

Isn't Hoever the Dutch academy player, whom Klopp considers to be good enough to cover for TAA, so that Clyne departing wasn't that much of a biggy for him?

Well he’s a Dutch youth player who I’ve heard is rated highly, I think you can see why based on this game. I doubt he’ll be used to cover at right back this season though, Milner and Fabinho can both play there and Camacho was picked ahead of him tonight. Maybe next year if they want to bring him through in a similar way to Gomez.

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We'll see. But if I am not mistaken Hoever is 17 and has been playing for Liverpool's u21 (or under 23) squad for a year or so, and taking part in the senior squads training for a quite a bit.

So I wouldn't be surprised if he picks up a league game or two this season.

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Oh well, not the end of the world. We really didn’t want a replay anyway.

Could have done without Lovren getting injured though.

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