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This must be the first game for ages that hasn’t had its own ‘score prediction’ thread.
 

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I think Vita won't be happy as the German national manager is going to the match to scout him. Baptiste is the question mark in midfield - he has some good properties in the attacking sense, but his fitness is a concern as it led to him losing his head against Wolves. Onyeka looks fit after his Covid scare so has to start for me. I do have the feeling that this match could be decided on set pieces or 1 moment of absolute magic
How did he manage to get a ticket?
 

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Went to Uni in Liverpool, so have lots of scouse mates that are predicting ‘we’ll **** you 4-0’ and this will be our ‘welcome to the Premier League’

Would love to spring another surprise, tough ask, but I can’t wait to be there tomorrow cheering the boys on.

2-2 draw.
 
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I'll be watching Klopp's pre match press conference with interest as he was once linked with the Brentford manager's job. I know he understands our set-up and would be interesting to see if mentions the time Mathew Benham invited him for talks.
 

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Big question is who fills that extra midfield role. Does baptiste come straight back in? Onyeka? Or maybe even Jensen to pick out the passes on the counter? For me we’ve looked a lot better with a more attack minded player in the third role, so would go for one of baptiste or Jensen. Rest of the team picks itself really.
Unorthodox, but I would start Ghoddos and press them early, then bring on Onyeka later for legs
 

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Here is what Liverpool fans think about Saturday evenings game so far....
Had a quick read of that. By and large mostly sensible / respectful comments and I think the 4-0 predictors were mostly a bit tongue-in-cheek / faux arrogance.

Was also thinking about how cool it was that I was reading a Liverpool forum talking about their forthcoming "tricky" PL match away to Brentford!!
 

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I'll be watching Klopp's pre match press conference with interest as he was once linked with the Brentford manager's job. I know he understands our set-up and would be interesting to see if mentions the time Mathew Benham invited him for talks.
Just watched Klopp's press conference and as I thought, he spoke very highly of Brentford. He gave TF and the team so much warm praise, and also said he watched our match against Arsenal and loved how the team and fans reacted after the game.
 

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Just watched Klopp's press conference and as I thought, he spoke very highly of Brentford. He gave TF and the team so much warm praise, and also said he watched our match against Arsenal and loved how the team and fans reacted after the game.
I expect he’ll love it less if we’re doing it again at 7.15 tomorrow!
 

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on Brentford being a breath of fresh air: "Absolutely great. I watched the press conference of Thomas Frank and it was like one of the most entertaining things I watched for the last few years. It was really good. The football they play is incredible and the organisation is incredible so Thomas and Brentford is doing an incredible job. They show even with less money you can create something really special.

"They are incredibly well-drilled football team. Everyone knows what to do, everyone is ready to make the extra yard. I saw them celebrating after the Arsenal game which was absolutely great to see how much it meant to them and we know what we have to expect them."

More from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on Brentford : "The whole team defends like it's the last game of their lives and that is really impressive. Congratulations on that so far. The start they had is really good and I'm pretty sure they are not satisfied yet.

"It will be an interesting game because two really lively high intense teams will face each other. The home team has the crowd on their back and we have to make sure that we can calm the atmosphere a little bit down only for that day because apart from that I am completely fine that they have the best season of their lives because I really like what they do."
 

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on Brentford being a breath of fresh air: "Absolutely great. I watched the press conference of Thomas Frank and it was like one of the most entertaining things I watched for the last few years. It was really good. The football they play is incredible and the organisation is incredible so Thomas and Brentford is doing an incredible job. They show even with less money you can create something really special.

"They are incredibly well-drilled football team. Everyone knows what to do, everyone is ready to make the extra yard. I saw them celebrating after the Arsenal game which was absolutely great to see how much it meant to them and we know what we have to expect them."

More from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on Brentford : "The whole team defends like it's the last game of their lives and that is really impressive. Congratulations on that so far. The start they had is really good and I'm pretty sure they are not satisfied yet.

"It will be an interesting game because two really lively high intense teams will face each other. The home team has the crowd on their back and we have to make sure that we can calm the atmosphere a little bit down only for that day because apart from that I am completely fine that they have the best season of their lives because I really like what they do."
Is it possible to watch Thomas’ press conference anywhere online does anyone know?
 
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on Brentford being a breath of fresh air: "Absolutely great. I watched the press conference of Thomas Frank and it was like one of the most entertaining things I watched for the last few years. It was really good. The football they play is incredible and the organisation is incredible so Thomas and Brentford is doing an incredible job. They show even with less money you can create something really special.

"They are incredibly well-drilled football team. Everyone knows what to do, everyone is ready to make the extra yard. I saw them celebrating after the Arsenal game which was absolutely great to see how much it meant to them and we know what we have to expect them."

More from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on Brentford : "The whole team defends like it's the last game of their lives and that is really impressive. Congratulations on that so far. The start they had is really good and I'm pretty sure they are not satisfied yet.

"It will be an interesting game because two really lively high intense teams will face each other. The home team has the crowd on their back and we have to make sure that we can calm the atmosphere a little bit down only for that day because apart from that I am completely fine that they have the best season of their lives because I really like what they do."
I know he’s blowing some smoke etc but doesn’t that make you proud?
 

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I can't see it being anything other than the team that started again Villa.
 

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I'd start with Shandon as he's the likeliest to feed Bryan & Ivan.
Before his red card at Wolves he was outstanding.

We won't score goals unless BM & IT get service.

If the game's tight I think Jensen will come on after an hour but right now I'd stick with Shandon, love the way he glides around the pitch & seldom gives the ball away
 

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With the superior tactical knowledge and approach of EPL teams compared to Championship teams I think it will be critical to spring some surprises in personal or tactics just to sow seeds of doubt in the opposition mind.
When we used to occasionally and sometimes randomly leave 2 or 3 players up when defending corners which would cause chaos and I think we’ll need that kind of thing to find an edge in games like this.

For instance, Alison can be a bit of a liability with the ball at his feet. Pressing a shape to increase the chance the ball gets played back to him might work.
Perhaps let the centre halves bring the ball out a bit more and their team be a bit more advanced up the pitch then press real hard. They’ll think they aren’t going to be pressed and their team shape isn’t prepared for relieving the press.
 

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With the superior tactical knowledge and approach of EPL teams compared to Championship teams I think it will be critical to spring some surprises in personal or tactics just to sow seeds of doubt in the opposition mind.
When we used to occasionally and sometimes randomly leave 2 or 3 players up when defending corners which would cause chaos and I think we’ll need that kind of thing to find an edge in games like this.

For instance, Alison can be a bit of a liability with the ball at his feet. Pressing a shape to increase the chance the ball gets played back to him might work.
Perhaps let the centre halves bring the ball out a bit more and their team be a bit more advanced up the pitch then press real hard. They’ll think they aren’t going to be pressed and their team shape isn’t prepared for relieving the press.
There is a lot I don't quite understand in that final paragraph (probably me) . But I don't why they will not expect to be pressed further up the pitch, we are the #2 team in the PL for midfield pressing (Pool are #1) and Liverpool are very sophisticated in their use of analytics and pitch control .
 
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