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Title: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Bad English on December 08, 2021, 06:16:02 PM
2-2 for me. FTF!
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Brazilian Villain on December 08, 2021, 06:18:17 PM
I've gone for a draw too, think Stevie G will set the team up to get a result.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Nev on December 08, 2021, 07:37:41 PM
We'll compete but ultimately come up short but it will be no disgrace. I shall be avoiding any sort of coverage until the match actually kicks off. I know what the media will do and I'm not interested.

0 2
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Legion on December 08, 2021, 08:26:02 PM
2-0.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 08, 2021, 08:29:20 PM
The players wonít want to lose for the manager. Outwardly Gerrard will play this down all week but inside he will be impacted by the occasion and the reception he will receive. But he will want to win this game badly. Liverpool are absolutely superb and as much as I would love to see us take the points the best we can hope for is a draw. So optimistically Iíll go 1-1. SJM for us.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Smirker on December 08, 2021, 09:19:56 PM
Why is the best that we can hope for a draw?

Reminder that they lost three home games in a row last season, six in total and four without scoring a goal, including losses to Burnley and Brighton, and Fulham who got relegated.

Of course we can beat them.

I'm not saying we definitely will, but it's doable.

2-1 Villa, FTF!

Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Bad English on December 08, 2021, 09:21:07 PM
It will be nice to wipe the smile off Bingo's face if we do win.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Pete3206 on December 08, 2021, 09:30:36 PM
'The Mighty Reds YNWA' 3 Villa 0
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on December 08, 2021, 09:31:48 PM
I've gone for a draw too, think Stevie G will set the team up to get a result.

I'm going for a win, Danny I on a big emotional return to Anfield will get the winner. 
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Tayls_7 on December 08, 2021, 09:56:52 PM
YNWA FC 2 - 7 AVFC. Standard.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: TonyD on December 08, 2021, 09:59:21 PM
Cheeky win. 
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: algy on December 08, 2021, 10:29:48 PM
The Mighty Reds YNWA 1-5 The Villa
Konsa o.g. --- Watkins (1), McGinn (1), Konsa (2), Buendia (1)

Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: BC Villain on December 08, 2021, 10:41:00 PM
1 - 0.  Watkins in 95th minute.  Gerrard to kneeslide in front of the Kop.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Hillbilly on December 09, 2021, 12:17:44 AM
We scored 5 and 7 against them, so split the difference and say Villa 6 Liverpool <6.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: sickbeggar on December 09, 2021, 07:15:42 AM
3-0
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Allan C on December 09, 2021, 07:22:19 AM
I think every one will be up for this one for obvious reasons. 1-1 I think
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Axl Rose on December 09, 2021, 07:43:16 AM
2-2
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: LukeJames on December 09, 2021, 07:54:42 AM
Why is the best that we can hope for a draw?

Reminder that they lost three home games in a row last season, six in total and four without scoring a goal, including losses to Burnley and Brighton, and Fulham who got relegated.

And then we came to town.......
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on December 09, 2021, 08:37:29 AM
a clean sheet please Villa...

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on December 09, 2021, 08:40:13 AM
We'll concede most of the possession first half, yet if we can weather the early storm I still believe we've got enough about us to win one half and come away with something. 1-2 us, Ballon d'Or committee left wondering how they overlooked McGinn.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on December 09, 2021, 09:46:19 AM
This game will be won or lost by the full backs and their full backs are much better than ours.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Mister E on December 09, 2021, 09:46:54 AM
A draw is achievable if everyone is on their A game, and SG's team seem better able to bring the players' A game out (we probably need Targett's defensive qualities at LB).
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Deano's Mullet on December 09, 2021, 10:04:39 AM
We'll go behind but win with goals from Garry Parker and Dean Saunders.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: VILLA MOLE on December 09, 2021, 10:08:55 AM
We'll go behind but win with goals from Garry Parker and Dean Saunders.

Dean Sanders !!!
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Bobby Boy on December 09, 2021, 10:11:34 AM
We'll give them a game and I think we'll score but...

3-1 Liverpool
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: LeeB on December 09, 2021, 10:13:46 AM
We'll go behind but win with goals from Garry Parker and Dean Saunders.

One of the great away days for me that one, I was 16 and sat next to two pissed up Irish lads that kept giving me swigs on their hip flasks.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on December 09, 2021, 11:08:33 AM
1-2 96th minute goal from Marvelous wins it for us.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Brend'Watkins on December 09, 2021, 11:15:59 AM
I have a feeling we might win this.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on December 09, 2021, 11:19:10 AM
I will have radio silence from tomorrow until just before the game. I don't think I could take the pro-Liverpool build-up.

Oh go on then, a 1-1 draw! John McGinn or Ollie to "silence the Kop", as they say..
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: eamonn on December 09, 2021, 11:22:17 AM
Why is the best that we can hope for a draw?

Reminder that they lost three home games in a row last season, six in total and four without scoring a goal, including losses to Burnley and Brighton, and Fulham who got relegated.

And then we came to town.......

Plus they are in pretty frightening form at the moment. Only blunted by Brighton lately.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: RamboandBruno on December 09, 2021, 11:23:39 AM
Why is the best that we can hope for a draw?

Reminder that they lost three home games in a row last season, six in total and four without scoring a goal, including losses to Burnley and Brighton, and Fulham who got relegated.

Of course we can beat them.

I'm not saying we definitely will, but it's doable.

2-1 Villa, FTF!

That was last season, they are much better this season. For me there the team to beat for the title, however, maybe Christmas is in the air and i had to much to drink last night, with a bit of Gerrard factor mixed in. I fancy us, 3-2 (Ollie (2), Beundia).
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: LeeB on December 09, 2021, 11:25:43 AM
We battered them at home and gave them a game when we were in poor form at their place.

We have a bit of a psychological edge on them unlike most of the usual suspects, and Watkins has 4 in 2 games against them.

We've got to use that to our advantage.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on December 09, 2021, 11:26:27 AM
Why is the best that we can hope for a draw?

Reminder that they lost three home games in a row last season, six in total and four without scoring a goal, including losses to Burnley and Brighton, and Fulham who got relegated.

And then we came to town.......

Plus they are in pretty frightening form at the moment. Only blunted by Brighton lately.


Ergo, we'll win. Ickso fatso.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Smithy on December 09, 2021, 11:59:15 AM
They're in very good form, but so are we.  After seeing the second half of the Man City game I'm sure they will NOT be looking forward to playing us, so it's absolutely crucial that we don't give them an easy time in the first 20-25 mins.

The good news is, given Gerrard's time on Klopp's coaching staff, that we will never have a manager better prepared to take them on tactically.  It will be interesting to see if he tweaks our set-up, or whether it's more of a "this is how my Aston Villa teams play" situation.

Right now, I'd snap your hand off for a point and keeping our momentum.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Hookeysmith on December 09, 2021, 12:31:37 PM
Quote
Right now, I'd snap your hand off for a point and keeping our momentum.

This for me also

We cannot allow them to score early - we certainly need a fit Targett on his game against Salah as i fear he would rip Young a new arsehole
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: darren woolley on December 09, 2021, 01:51:02 PM
I'm looking forward to going to this I reckon 1-1 draw.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: rob_bridge on December 09, 2021, 02:32:52 PM
4.1 to they
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Risso on December 09, 2021, 04:38:19 PM
They're in very good form, but so are we.  After seeing the second half of the Man City game I'm sure they will NOT be looking forward to playing us, so it's absolutely crucial that we don't give them an easy time in the first 20-25 mins.

The good news is, given Gerrard's time on Klopp's coaching staff, that we will never have a manager better prepared to take them on tactically.  It will be interesting to see if he tweaks our set-up, or whether it's more of a "this is how my Aston Villa teams play" situation.

Right now, I'd snap your hand off for a point and keeping our momentum.

Yes we need to get into them from the off.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 09, 2021, 05:50:49 PM
They're in very good form, but so are we.  After seeing the second half of the Man City game I'm sure they will NOT be looking forward to playing us, so it's absolutely crucial that we don't give them an easy time in the first 20-25 mins.

The good news is, given Gerrard's time on Klopp's coaching staff, that we will never have a manager better prepared to take them on tactically.  It will be interesting to see if he tweaks our set-up, or whether it's more of a "this is how my Aston Villa teams play" situation.

Right now, I'd snap your hand off for a point and keeping our momentum.

Yes we need to get into them from the off.

We've been lucky playing starting slowly against average sides. You can start slowly and not be punished or lose the game. But vs Man City we went 2-0 down and if do it again vs Liverpool it will be exactly the same and the game over. That has to the critical message this weekend.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on December 09, 2021, 06:01:37 PM
I've just been watching the highlights of the Benteke backheel game. Bit slower then, weren't it. It's like watching a pre-training warm-up.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: TonyD on December 09, 2021, 09:33:15 PM
In Newquay for this one.

Donít suppose anyone knows of a pub there that shows 3pm KOs?
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: sid1964 on December 10, 2021, 07:05:51 AM
We will lose 2-1 - probably to a last minute Salah wonder goal
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: amfy on December 10, 2021, 07:42:39 AM
In Newquay for this one.

Donít suppose anyone knows of a pub there that shows 3pm KOs?

Iíve often just taken my iPad with me when Iíve been away, and just tried to find a dodgy stream in a pub with decent wifi.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: TonyD on December 10, 2021, 08:23:26 AM
In Newquay for this one.

Donít suppose anyone knows of a pub there that shows 3pm KOs?

Iíve often just taken my iPad with me when Iíve been away, and just tried to find a dodgy stream in a pub with decent wifi.
Good idea.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: DrGonzo on December 10, 2021, 09:21:42 AM
Anything from this and we will go into next week's fixtures on the up and hopefully take 6 points from them.  This is not a free swing.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Hookeysmith on December 10, 2021, 09:42:59 AM
I am to be dragged into town for Christmas shopping  >:( but on the proviso that if the match is on anywhere we can take a break and watch it

Please help
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: PhilVill on December 10, 2021, 10:33:19 AM
End to end, great game and 2-2. Marvelous mom. Take it to the bank.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: enigma on December 10, 2021, 11:05:00 AM
We'll be largely competitive but still come away with a 3-1 loss I reckon. They have a much better team so no shame in that.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: chrisw1 on December 10, 2021, 11:29:29 AM
If we allow them to start anything like Man City and Leicester, I don't think they'll be anywhere as near as profligate with their chances.  Our only chance it to be at them 100% from the first minute.  If we start slowly they'll be out of sight and FPL players will be rubbing their hands at another Salah haul.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Didier Five on December 10, 2021, 12:10:07 PM
We'll be largely competitive but still come away with a 3-1 loss I reckon. They have a much better team so no shame in that.

Aye they are on fire at the moment, if we get anything out of this game it will be a bonus.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: JUAN PABLO on December 10, 2021, 02:12:19 PM
If we start slow against these lot , we will be 3 down after 20 mins . we need to be on the front foot from the first minute , Im sure we will be .   

1-2   Villa . .      buendia   and Ings late winner
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Randy Gurner on December 10, 2021, 02:24:15 PM
2-7

Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Brazilian Villain on December 10, 2021, 02:47:14 PM
Hopefully Bingo's not laughing tomorrow evening. https://twitter.com/brfootball/status/1469308738611916805
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: eamonn on December 10, 2021, 03:00:35 PM
In Newquay for this one.

Donít suppose anyone knows of a pub there that shows 3pm KOs?

Iíve often just taken my iPad with me when Iíve been away, and just tried to find a dodgy stream in a pub with decent wifi.
Good idea.

Don't rub it in and only order tap-water  ;)
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: TonyD on December 10, 2021, 05:03:08 PM
In Newquay for this one.

Donít suppose anyone knows of a pub there that shows 3pm KOs?

Iíve often just taken my iPad with me when Iíve been away, and just tried to find a dodgy stream in a pub with decent wifi.
Good idea.

Don't rub it in and only order tap-water  ;)
Just got here.  Right on the beach: https://tolcarnebeach.co.uk/poldhu-apartment.html
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on December 10, 2021, 05:33:28 PM
Shame we couldn't have had the Norwich and Burnley games before this one tomorrow.  We're on a high after the Leicester game and 4/6 points out of Norwich and Burnley would have set us up nicely to go into tougher fixtures.

Oh well, that's how the fixtures fall I suppose and I still think we could be looking at 4-6 points out of those forthcoming games no matter what happens tomorrow.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: JD on December 10, 2021, 07:59:22 PM
In Newquay for this one.

Donít suppose anyone knows of a pub there that shows 3pm KOs?

Iíve often just taken my iPad with me when Iíve been away, and just tried to find a dodgy stream in a pub with decent wifi.
Good idea.

Don't rub it in and only order tap-water  ;)
Just got here.  Right on the beach: https://tolcarnebeach.co.uk/poldhu-apartment.html

Very nice TonyD. Hope you have a bit of decent weather while you are there.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: olaftab on December 10, 2021, 10:52:30 PM
Pundits all around have been predicting a 4-1 or 4-0 defeat for us as apparently Liverpool are unplayable.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: olaftab on December 10, 2021, 10:55:28 PM
Just got here.  Right on the beach: https://tolcarnebeach.co.uk/poldhu-apartment.html
Blose are so right in talking about our rich upper crust support. So jealous me.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Brazilian Villain on December 10, 2021, 11:04:22 PM
Just got here.  Right on the beach: https://tolcarnebeach.co.uk/poldhu-apartment.html
Blose are so right in talking about our rich upper crust support. So jealous me.

That's nothing, Risso recently celebrated his 50th on Necker Island.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: p_ad on December 11, 2021, 11:38:14 AM
1-2 Villa, enjoy today, with the way covid is taking off again we may be back to restricted crowds
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on December 11, 2021, 11:56:51 AM
I've a feeling we might get a mention on football focus.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Pat Mustard on December 11, 2021, 12:06:57 PM
I've a feeling we might get a mention on football focus.

Our game is getting mentioned, but we might as well not be there so far.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 11, 2021, 12:08:37 PM
Pundits all around have been predicting a 4-1 or 4-0 defeat for us as apparently Liverpool are unplayable.

They drew 2-2 at home to Brighton about three weeks ago.

That said I think 3-1 defeat is about right but we do match up better against them than say Man. City. Even in 19/20 they only beat us late on twice when we were pretty poor.

Ollie always plays well v them aswell.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: TopDeck113 on December 11, 2021, 12:10:50 PM
I'm expecting a narrow defeat but with plenty of positives.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on December 11, 2021, 12:16:35 PM
Jota and Firmino doubtful, could do with Salah picking up an injury in the warm up!
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Clampy on December 11, 2021, 12:23:41 PM
Lawrenson suggesting on Football Focus that the only chance we have today is if Gerrard plays for us. Twat.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: VILLA MOLE on December 11, 2021, 12:37:10 PM
Lawrenson suggesting on Football Focus that the only chance we have today is if Gerrard plays for us. Twat.


why the wheel him out
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on December 11, 2021, 01:02:45 PM
Iím fairly certain weíll lose. But hopefully we give a good account of ourselves.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Demitri_C on December 11, 2021, 01:56:45 PM
Expecting a heavy defeat but a free hit. As long as we dont just show no cowardly performance im.happy.

I would have gone a bit weaker and save the big boys for Norwich are a more winnable game
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: LukeJames on December 11, 2021, 02:01:03 PM
Expecting a heavy defeat but a free hit. As long as we dont just show no cowardly performance im.happy.

The irony in those two sentences.
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Demitri_C on December 11, 2021, 02:01:33 PM
Trez on the bench!!

Welcome back trez.

Buendia benched young starts with targett
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: Demitri_C on December 11, 2021, 02:02:22 PM
Expecting a heavy defeat but a free hit. As long as we dont just show no cowardly performance im.happy.

The irony in those two sentences.

We lost heavy at Chelsea but it wasnt a cowardly performance
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 11, 2021, 02:26:17 PM
Expecting a heavy defeat but a free hit. As long as we dont just show no cowardly performance im.happy.

I would have gone a bit weaker and save the big boys for Norwich are a more winnable game

Isn't that a bit cowardly?
Title: Re: Liverpool vs Aston Villa pre-match Thread
Post by: TopDeck113 on December 11, 2021, 02:29:19 PM
I'm expecting a narrow defeat but with plenty of positives.
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