This match has always been an interesting one to watch for me, as I have a standing bet for a bottle of rum with a Grenadian friend of mine who lives close by.
Last 5 outings, he’s had to give me four bottles. By what the media is saying, I may have to send one back over the Fraser River to him. But fuck the media, we are Liverpool La La La La La! We rise to the occasion! I’ll be camping this weekend as it’s a bank holiday on Monday, hoping to be fishing for kokanee and salmon as the run is full-on right now. If you’re in the area, come by Kawkawa Lake for a beer or 6.
Am expecting a full-strength squad to come out guns blazing on Sunday and I’m literally betting on a win at home.
the last match split between Fab and Henderson was a bit confusing. Hate to think that Thiago would play nearly a full 90 vs Rangers and not play against Arsenal…but was he giving both Henderson and Fab a break after an international break?
I’m not sold on the idea that we’ve changed to a 4231 but I wouldn’t be disappointed.
Klopp made three changes to the starting XI against Brighton; Fabinho, Carvalho, and Firmino made way for Nunez, Jota, and Diaz. I expect similar rotations against Arsenal and I expect Fabinho and Firmino to return.
Arsenal will not be docile like Rangers and they will come at us in full force, from the beginning. Our defense will be put under the cosh but our forwards will also get spaces. Composure will be the key element.
I remember so fondly Fowler ripping them to shreds. More of the same please. Looking at Darwin to take off. Think he can beat God’s hat-trick time? Would be a hell of a statement and what are records for if not for beating? Maybe that’s just the cricketer in me.
Last season, we would have brush them off. But currently, form and morale, they surely are the favorites to pull off a win. But Liverpool being Liverpool, this is the type of game to go out, dig our heels, pull out a great performance and win and unite everyone again and lift our spirits. It’s either 2-1 or 6-1 to us with us winning 27 throw ins