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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,690 ✭✭✭ Mokuba


    I would argue Burnley at home is the easier game than Saints away

    Plus Salah has the midweek game and that flight to Turkey and backto deal with

    Lacazette, Luiz and a few others to return and supply more ammunition for PEA

    Seems a no brainer to me, although notoriously the early Saturday motning captaincy has gone tits up for me

    I completely disagree. I watched that Southampton game and they were unbelievably bad. They haven't a good centre back in the whole squad and have to play 3 of them to make up for it. The midfielders are too slow to make up the required ground to compensate for being in a 2. To compensate for that they need hard workers up front, which they have on the bench in Long and Obafemi, but those two aren't prolific, or at least in Obafemis case we don't know if he is yet. Maybe Djenepo will be another Mane (which is what they are gambling on) but I wouldn't like to pin my hopes for the season on that.

    Ralph lost his assistant, the recruitment for the past 3 seasons has been diabolical and they are in massive danger this season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,816 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    It’s going to take a lot of will power not to captain siggy at home to Watford
    Or digne ...........

    Edging closer


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,212 ✭✭✭ -=al=-


    Liverpool and Chelsea into extra time in Istanbul

    Captain switch to Sterling on the cards


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,817 ✭✭✭ c.p.w.g.w


    Aubamayang home to Burnley
    -=al=- wrote: »
    Liverpool and Chelsea into extra time in Istanbul

    Captain switch to Sterling on the cards

    Or Barkley his going to be fair fresh


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,942 ✭✭✭ touts


    Salah away to Southampton
    -=al=- wrote: »
    Liverpool and Chelsea into extra time in Istanbul

    Captain switch to Sterling on the cards

    Just done it. Salah looked shattered when the whistle went at 90min. I reckon Sterling is good for at least 1 against that Spurs defence..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,725 ✭✭✭ bantee


    Aubamayang home to Burnley
    km79 wrote: »
    It’s going to take a lot of will power not to captain siggy at home to Watford
    Or digne ...........

    Edging closer

    Just switched from Salah to Richi myself


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,234 ✭✭✭✭ manual_man


    Salah away to Southampton
    Sterling i think. On the back of a hat-trick. I think Aguero will start so that will mean Sterling on the left, up against KWP. Would absolutely be captaining Auba if i had him though


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,219 ✭✭✭✭ 8-10


    Other
    Amazed that 2/3rds of people are captaining Salah.

    Played 120mins, 90mins, 120mins in his 3 games so far.

    I mean, he's a beast, but it's Aubameyang for me


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,422 ✭✭✭ evil_seed


    Aubamayang home to Burnley
    8-10 wrote: »
    Amazed that 2/3rds of people are captaining Salah.

    Played 120mins, 90mins, 120mins in his 3 games so far.

    I mean, he's a beast, but it's Aubameyang for me

    I voted yesterday before the game last night. I'm changing to Sterling/ Siggy


  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭ ShimSlady


    Aubamayang home to Burnley
    Captain Richarlison in for Salah

    Leaves me funds to upgrade KDB to Sterling next week


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  • Registered Users Posts: 42,032 ✭✭✭✭ Scorpion Sting


    Other
    evil_seed wrote: »
    I voted yesterday before the game last night. I'm changing to Sterling/ Siggy

    That's the problem with starting these threads too early. A sizeable percentage of those Salah voters will be switching to Sterling et al now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,189 ✭✭✭✭ Shanotheslayer


    km79 wrote: »
    It’s going to take a lot of will power not to captain siggy at home to Watford
    Or digne ...........

    Edging closer

    Already posted mine is on Digne. But fear is getting the better of me and thinking Salah :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭ ShimSlady


    Aubamayang home to Burnley
    Already posted mine is on Digne. But fear is getting the better of me and thinking Salah :(

    Wouldnt be surprised to see Liverpool starting Mané/Origi/Firminho up top at the weekend


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,942 ✭✭✭ touts


    Salah away to Southampton
    ShimSlady wrote: »
    Wouldnt be surprised to see Liverpool starting Mané/Origi/Firminho up top at the weekend

    Yes. Mane looking like a great option. Problem is have to drop Salah or Sterling to get him and I don't fancy that after this week. Unless there is word from the press conference that Salah will be rested then it will be a quick 1 week change.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,691 ✭✭✭ Taxuser1


    Aubamayang home to Burnley
    all talk of Salah being rested is mental.

    top flight football = top flight recovery products and vitamin injections for quicker recovery. Those lads will be bouncing off the ground by 3pm Saturday. Istanbul is a 4 hour flight in a private plane with likely IV drips everywhere. Salah wasn't taken off because he's able to do 120 minutes and recover to play 90 minutes at the same level on Saturday - what do you think Klopp views as more important, 3 points or a mickey mouse cup. Premier League footballers are like tour de france cyclists in every comparable way, wxcept cycling banned recovery products by injection, unlike football. I'd put my house on Mane Firminio and Salah starting, sewing up the game early and then taking them off as required.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,124 ✭✭✭ The real mccoy 91


    Long game last night took me off salah I was considering Ricky but I don't think I can looking at it from the point of I would much rather captain sterling and he blanks than captain Ricky and he blanks it seems a bit too punty considering how average Everton looked in pre season and last week


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,707 ✭✭✭ Benimar


    Other
    Taxuser1 wrote: »
    all talk of Salah being rested is mental.

    top flight football = top flight recovery products and vitamin injections for quicker recovery. Those lads will be bouncing off the ground by 3pm Saturday. Istanbul is a 4 hour flight in a private plane with likely IV drips everywhere. Salah wasn't taken off because he's able to do 120 minutes and recover to play 90 minutes at the same level on Saturday - what do you think Klopp views as more important, 3 points or a mickey mouse cup. Premier League footballers are like tour de france cyclists in every comparable way, wxcept cycling banned recovery products by injection, unlike football. I'd put my house on Mane Firminio and Salah starting, sewing up the game early and then taking them off as required.

    This.

    Also Liverpool have no midweek game next week, so there will be recovery time then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,408 ✭✭✭ sheroman01


    Aubamayang home to Burnley
    Salah seems in really, really good form. Despite the 120 mins midweek, I still think he can explode. But,objectively, Auba seems the better choice (if I bring him in).


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,211 ✭✭✭ Dr. Bre


    It would be peculiar to rest salah now. Other opportunities to do so


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,424 ✭✭✭✭ dsmythy


    Aubamayang home to Burnley
    I don't actually like any other of my players as captain this week now that I've looked. Fraser the next best and that's saying something. Might just stick with Salah.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭ Tipsy McSwagger


    Salah away to Southampton
    Would love to go with Siggy but will stay with Sterling


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,564 ✭✭✭ Pete_Cavan


    Other
    Of course Salah won't be rested but it is entirely possible that his recent game time plus this weeks travel could affect his performance on Saturday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,500 ✭✭✭ but1er


    Going siggy home to a very poor Watford


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,811 ✭✭✭✭ eh i dunno


    but1er wrote: »
    Going siggy home to a very poor Watford

    Risky, siggy was poor last week and depending on injuries there is a small chance he could play deeper if gomes is missing


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,408 ✭✭✭ sheroman01


    Aubamayang home to Burnley
    eh i dunno wrote: »
    Risky, siggy was poor last week and depending on injuries there is a small chance he could play deeper if gomes is missing

    He had a goal cleared off the line, and uncharacteristically missed a sitter from 6 yards out vs Palace. Granted I didn't see the full game but if he did play bad, he was still inches away from 2 goals! He may not be the number one captain choice this week, but still a good asset for the coming weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,811 ✭✭✭✭ eh i dunno


    sheroman01 wrote: »
    He had a goal cleared off the line, and uncharacteristically missed a sitter from 6 yards out vs Palace. Granted I didn't see the full game but if he did play bad, he was still inches away from 2 goals! He may not be the number one captain choice this week, but still a good asset for the coming weeks.
    I watched the 90 mins and he was very poor. Iwobi will be competing for a spot now too


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,690 ✭✭✭ Mokuba


    eh i dunno wrote: »
    I watched the 90 mins and he was very poor. Iwobi will be competing for a spot now too

    Iwobi will be competing with Bernard. Sigurdsson won't be dropped.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,811 ✭✭✭✭ eh i dunno


    Mokuba wrote: »
    Iwobi will be competing with Bernard. Sigurdsson won't be dropped.

    Bernard can also play as a ten


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,208 ✭✭✭✭ callaway92


    but1er wrote: »
    Going siggy home to a very poor Watford

    Watford are not poor at all.

    Was a miracle job for Brighton last week. Performed 2.25 above their xG - Ben Foster had a poor game.

    In saying that; I do fancy Everton to win, because statistically, they were unlucky to not win last week and I do think are strong this season.

    Surely you have somebody else like an Auba type player?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,691 ✭✭✭ Taxuser1


    Aubamayang home to Burnley
    callaway92 wrote: »
    Watford are not poor at all.

    Was a miracle job for Brighton last week. Performed 2.25 above their xG - Ben Foster had a poor game.

    In saying that; I do fancy Everton to win, because statistically, they were unlucky to not win last week and I do think are strong this season.

    Surely you have somebody else like an Auba type player?

    xG based on last season is surely not relevant to new manager in with different style and philosophy? stats cant hide what was there for all to see - Brighton were good across the pitch, Watford not so much.


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