Liverpools 12th Man
Exeter vs Liverpool
Tonights kicking off at 7.55pm, which means travel headaches all round for the away supporters. With no trains available to take fans back to the pool however the club has layed on extra coaches for fans.
Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure all joined the list of injured players after picking up hamstring injuries against Stoke in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday.
Klopp will make wholesale changes for the tie at Exeter. Looks like the Liverpool young guns will get a chance to shine. Ryan Kent and Sheyi Ojo have been recalled from loan spells, and may get a kit for the stating line-up.
Klopp said: “The team that will play will want to win this game for sure, with 100%, with everything they have. “But it will be a team which maybe has not played too much together that’s the truth. “If it’s a chance for Exeter then they have to take it. That’s football. We only go there to win the game, to go to the next round.”
Head-to-head The last meeting between these sides was in the League Cup in 2011 – Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool won 3-1 at St James Park. All five meetings have come in cup competitions and Liverpool have a 100% record in those matches, scoring 19 times, while Exeter have only found the net twice.
They have met once before in the FA Cup in 1950 – Liverpool won the fourth-round clash 3-1 and went on to reach the final.
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For the last two seasons, the forward has been on loan to Sao Paulo – where he has scored 38 goals in 95 appearances. Alexandre Pato will cost 11.1million inorder for Klopp to bring and extra element to Liverpool’s Fire power.
However the forma AC Milan forward has not been producing the goods in frount of goal as you would expect, which is not what we need.
Pato has been on loan to Sao Paulo – where he has scored 38 goals in 95 appearances. I think we can defo say if Klopp does sign him he want be a replacement for Luis Suarez who we still miss to this day.
Of course the 11.1 mill price tag is what you get, personally I think we should swing for the fences if we are to improve as a club. However like Klopp said, it’s football and you can not know how players will perform, its a gamble. Fingers crossed maybe he will be the bargain of 2016.
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Liverpool have signed Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic for 5.1m on a four-year contract. However the 19-year-old will return to the Serb club on loan and join up with the Premier League side on 1 July. Klopp said: “He’s a tall boy, but quick and good at technical things. He can play passes and can dribble.
Upon completing the deal, Marko told Liverpoolfc.com:
“I’m very excited and so proud to be here and a member of Liverpool Football Club. I can’t wait to get started, play at Anfield and train at Melwood.
“I was thinking about my progress in my next period and decided it was good for me to come here and try to be the best I can. “I want to play in front of one of the loudest set of fans in Europe at Anfield.
“I also like the atmospheres at other stadiums, the crowds are very good. I like to play under pressure and that’s why I’ve come here – because it brings out the best in me.”
So far this term, he’s netted five goals in 21 league appearances for Red Star after making his debut aged just 17 in 2013.
In joining Liverpool, he becomes Jurgen Klopp’s first signing as Reds boss.
@_PaulHayward @redhalf @LFCFrance @SamWallaceIndy @dutchreds The Football Association charge Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel with violent conduct after an incident involving David De Gea at Anfield on Sunday.
Referee Martin Atkinson did not see the incident but three former officials agreed it was a sending-off offence.
The trio made the decision after reviewing footage of the incident.
Unless Skrtel successfully appeals he will receive a three-match ban, ruling him out of Premier League matches at Arsenal (4 April) and at home to Newcastle (April 13), plus the FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn on 8 April.
What about Rooney...Jones ? do they get off Scot free... ?
@NOT_MOTD Liverpool haven't conceded a Premier League goal away from home in 559 mins. That's 9 hours, 19 mins. A solid Redman defensive unit.
Bring it on 4 the 22nd :-)
@J case We will be fine, the team is playing well at the moment, and with a lot of flare, good to see the attacking style.