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I Cant Wait For This Game Gonna Be Game Of The Season, I Reckon Our Team Should Be:

Vds

Brown Rio Vidic Evra

Ronaldo Carrick Anderson Nani

Rooney Tevez

Also I Reckon That The Liverpool Team Is Most Likely To Be:

Reina

Finnan Carragher Hypia Aurelio

Macherano

Kut Gerrard Babel

Torres
 

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Carrick and Anderson seems a bit much for me, if scholsey is fit (and ive heard nothing to suggest he isnt) then it has to be scholes and anderson in the middle for me,

like you say though shouldnt really jump the gun with bolton tomorrow but i guess its very hard not to, 3 points tomorrow and a win on sunday and ill say 1 hand firmly on the title
 

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probably not best to predict a game lineup when its after the upcoming match.United might pick up an injury,but then liverpool might pick up an injury too:D :D
 

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avoid defeat in this and i would take that at the moment.

more important to not give arsenal incentive for a comeback
 

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Riise Relishing Titanic Fixtures



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Liverpool full-back John Arne Riise is confident that the Reds can continue their winning form as they head into the most challenging phase of the season.

Buoyed by seven successive victories, Liverpool go to Old Trafford on Sunday for what promises to be a titanic struggle with their arch-rivals Manchester United, newly installed as leaders of the Premier League, whose title they are defending.

Their winning streak has seen them take at least temporary control of the race for fourth place in the Barclays Premier League, while qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

After the Old Trafford showdown they meet Everton in the Merseyside derby, which will really concentrate minds on that contest for fourth place. And then comes the triple-header with Arsenal, with a Premier League clash sandwiched between the two legs of their Champions League quarter-final.

Liverpool defender John Arne Riise sees the team's season being decided this sequence of five massive matches.

"These next couple of weeks are going to be unbelievable," he told Liverpoolfc.tv. "We are playing top games against top teams but we are looking strong at the moment and so we can't wait for the matches to come around.

"This is the sort of run of games you train for and work towards during the season. There's still a lot to play for for us as we look to secure fourth place and keep going in the Champions League. That's our one chance to win a trophy this season and we want to take it.

"The disappointing thing from our point of view is that we should have been fighting for the title. You won't believe how disappointed we are with some of the points we have thrown away this season, especially at home. We've closed the gap on the top teams of late but we still need three teams to mess up if we're going to get back into the title race. For now I think we have to look to finish fourth and that's why the derby next weekend is going to be so crucial."

The game against Manchester United this weekend gives Liverpool the chance to gain revenge for their defeat at Anfield against the Red Devils earlier this season, when Carlos Tevez scored the game's only goal.

And Riise cites a pair of reasons why United could be undone on Sunday afternoon.

"Gerrard and Torres have a partnership like I've never seen before," he added. "The two of them are in unbelievable form at the moment, both looking strong and both scoring goals.

"I wouldn't say I'm surprised with the way Torres is playing because we knew he was a top striker, but sometimes it can take a while to settle in English football. He hasn't needed time at all. I know for a fact that defenders hate to play against him because he's so quick and so strong.

"United will definitely be worried about us because we're the form side at the moment, but at the same time we have to respect them because they are a top side also."

Riise also attributes the Reds' winning form to Rafa Benitez, saying: "It's down to the manager and his rotation.

"Because he changed the team around earlier in the season we're now seeing the rewards of that.

"When you have so many competitions to play in it's important to rotate and that's why the manager did it. He cares about the players.

"Now we don't have as many competitions to go for, that's why you're seeing virtually the same players and the same system from game to game."
 

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i'm telling you now lads....and the odd lady. there is nothing more in this WORLD more important to me than scouser day. my girlfriend knows it, my other girlfriends know it too ;). it would make my year if we do the double ova them this season becos it means so much too me being a die-hard red. COME ON LADS !
 

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Alonso Up For United Showdown



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Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is upbeat about the Reds' next challenge - a visit to arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

Xabi Alonso says Liverpool will go into their clash against Premier League leaders Manchester United at Old Trafford on Easter Sunday in confident mood.

The Reds have now won seven consecutive games including five in the Premier League two against Serie A leaders Inter Milan, and are consequently in a positive frame of mind for the Manchester United showdown.

Striker Fernando Torres is on a prolific scoring run, and his partnership with captain Steven Gerrard is flourishing.

Torres has now racked up 27 goals for the season, with 20 of them coming in the Premier League. Fellow Spaniard Alonso told the Liverpool Echo:

"We are in a good moment, playing well and scoring goals, and now we have to think of the next game against Man United.

“It is going to be a big game, playing at Old Trafford, we know their qualities but we are really looking forward to it.â€

Of his team-mate and compatriot Torres, Alonso said: “Fernando has improved.

"He has got rid of the pressure he had at Atletico Madrid. He is feeling really comfortable playing with his team-mates at Liverpool and because of this he is getting better and better each day which is good news for the team.

“He has settled into the Premier League very quickly and that is encouraging because it can be difficult coming into a new league.

“He has shown he is not afraid of the physical contact here, with defenders trying to put him off, and that is really important.â€
 

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Manchester United v Liverpool

Barclays English Premier League
Old Trafford
Saturday 23rd March 2008
KO - 1.30pm


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Ho! Ho! Let battle commence. Nothing need be said about just how BIG this one is in terms of both points and pecking order in the Premiership. 1.30pm
Special mention to our predicitons league administrator Keano! who will be attending the match and of course everyone else who are lucky enough to be going!!!

C'Mon United!!!
 

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I wasn't that impressed by our performance tonight, granted we changed the team completely but there was still tons of chances wasted.

Carrick is needed back in the side for fluency and he'll probably return to the side after resting for the last 2 games. I see a narrow 1-0 for us, Ronaldo with the goal.

COME ON UNITED
 

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This is the game I look forward the most to each season.
Got loads of mates that are Pool fans so this is all about
the bragging rights. Both teams will be up for this one.
Lets hope we can destroy the Pool and march on to the title.
 

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bolton game was just right as we didnt want too tougher game before the liverpool match.

they will not have played for a full week so will be slightly fresher.

may see a different united as liverpool wont come and sit and try to frustrate so may be more of a chance to show what we are about. Look at the Arsenal 4-0
 

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Jazz 16 said:
This is the game I look forward the most to each season.
Got loads of mates that are Pool fans so this is all about
the bragging rights. Both teams will be up for this one.
Lets hope we can destroy the Pool and march on to the title.
Ditto + family members for me!

Liverpool at OT is simply a game we have to win and it's one of the first fixtures I look for at the start of every season.

Liverpool are on a terrific run of form at the moment but I'm confident we can beat them. I really hope Ferdinand is fit though because you never want to be without one of your key players for such a big game.
 

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Match Pack: United vs Liverpool



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As Sir Alex Ferguson famously once said, it's squeeky bum time. Matches don't come much bigger than this, and with Chelsea entertaining Arsenal also on Sunday, it could be a decisive weekend in the title race.

Form Guide: Liverpool are the league's form team with six wins and a draw from their last seven games. United, without firing on all cylinders, have taken 25 points from 30 since the turn of the year and currently top the table by three points.

Ins & Outs: Edwin van der Sar (groin) missed the Derby County and Bolton Wanderers games, but will hopefully return for this clash. Rio Ferdinand is struggling with a back problem which would be a major blow to United. Liverpool are without long-term injury victims Daniel Agger (ankle) and Andriy Voronin (knee), while Steve Finnan (hamstring) is doubtful.

Star Men: Rio's absence could be critical as he relishes United-Liverpool bouts. Otherwise, you can't ignore the goalscoring form of Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernando Torres. The United star's brace against Bolton took his tally to 33 this season - an incredible 15 goals in his last 14 games, compared to Torres who has nine in his last six outings. Elsewhere, United need mercurial forward Wayne Rooney firing in front of goal, while fellow Liverpudlian Steven Gerrard is always dangerous.

What Are The Odds? Early odds are United win 5/6, draw 9/4, Liverpool win 11/4

Rivals Watch: Chelsea v Arsenal (Sunday 16:00 GMT)
 

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We have to be focussed coming in to this game. Somehow I have a bad feeling about this one to be honest. Liverpool are coming in with great confidence. Were not playing that well and im sure they will be happy to be playing us at this point in time.
Rooney needs to stop messing around and start scoring, we CANNOT continue to rely 100% on Ronaldo. Hopefully we start with Tevez alongside Rooney as we've done very well with both of them in the side.
Anderson needs to be in there to stop Gerrard. Somehow I can't see Hargreaves doing a great job stifling Stevie G. Scholes in there for creativity and let's pray that Rio is fit cos we will need him to stop Torres.
Honestly a draw will suit me fine as long as Arsenal and Chelsea draw as well
 

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i have a bro is a scouse...so if we beat them i can brag for a week at least!!!!! :D
i want united to win for that reason and also for the title!!!! ;)
so a 2-1 win for us...
 
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