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So then, the biggest league game since Craven Cottage in 2009, win it and we (may) go top of the League. Either way it will mark us down us unquestionably in the title race this season whether we want it to or not - the press will be full of it (same way they'll dismiss us as pretenders if we're defeated)

 

It's a massive test for Brendan and the players at a ground where we've a record that's not as bad as I initially though... W1 D4 L2 in the League

 

 

 

thumping WBA was a massive fillip - so what do we do, stick or twist? Same XI, same formation or does Coutinho come back? a switch to a flat back 4 (who gets dropped)? Enrique back in for Cissokho? Moses return to play wide? Hendo remains?

 

 

what say you?

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It's THE big test for this formation isn't it?

 

They play just one up top so two of Toure, Skrtel or Sakho will be pulled all over the place at any point in time if our wing backs and Lucas don't do a very good job. But if they DO (and I like that Johnson is getting fitter) then our forward line will hurt them. My worry, as always, is at Left Wing Back. Ramsey and Ozil, let alone Sagna/Jenkinson will really put a lot of pressure on Cissokho.

 

Massive game. We could be 1st or 5th or anywhere in between by the end of the weekend.

 

Same starting XI for me, although I'd toy (just toy, mind) with Kelly at RB and Johnno on the left.

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It's THE big test for this formation isn't it?

 

They play just one up top so two of Toure, Skrtel or Sakho will be pulled all over the place at any point in time if our wing backs and Lucas don't do a very good job. But if they DO (and I like that Johnson is getting fitter) then our forward line will hurt them. My worry, as always, is at Left Wing Back. Ramsey and Ozil, let alone Sagna/Jenkinson will really put a lot of pressure on Cissokho.

 

Massive game. We could be 1st or 5th or anywhere in between by the end of the weekend.

 

Same starting XI for me, although I'd toy (just toy, mind) with Kelly at RB and Johnno on the left.

 

Kelly is a bigger liability than Cissokho

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It's THE big test for this formation isn't it?

 

They play just one up top so two of Toure, Skrtel or Sakho will be pulled all over the place at any point in time if our wing backs and Lucas don't do a very good job. But if they DO (and I like that Johnson is getting fitter) then our forward line will hurt them. My worry, as always, is at Left Wing Back. Ramsey and Ozil, let alone Sagna/Jenkinson will really put a lot of pressure on Cissokho.

 

Massive game. We could be 1st or 5th or anywhere in between by the end of the weekend.

 

Same starting XI for me, although I'd toy (just toy, mind) with Kelly at RB and Johnno on the left.

 

Kelly? Based on 2 dreadful cameos? Interesting.

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I'd go flat back four.

Drop Skrtel.

Put Coutinho in behind Suarez and Sturridge.

 

 

If Suarez wasn't in such immense goalscoring form, I'd consider playing Suarez as Barnes and Coutinho as Beardsley to Sturridge's Aldo, but you have to play Suarez right up front at the moment.

 

it's either same XI or this. I'd go with same XI and switch to your formation if we need goals. agger for skrtel though

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---------------------Mignolet

 

Johnson-----Toure-----Sakho------Cissokho

 

-------Gerrard------Lucas------Henderson

 

----------------------Coutinho

 

---------------Suarez-----Sturridge

 

Johnson and Cissokho play a little more pragmatically , not so many runs forward , look to play as tight together as possible

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