Dugout Discussion

The Dugout Discussion – Monday

After Sunday’s pair of fixtures delivered just a single goal between them, we’re hoping for a turnaround in Fantasy fortunes as Liverpool make their way to Selhurst Park this evening. Brendan Rodgers’ side desperately need to win in order to keep the pressure on City at the summit and can be expected to go on the offensive from the first whistle tonight:

Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge all scored against the Eagles in the 3-1 win at Anfield back in Gameweek 7 and the trio will be hoping to repeat the feat – Sturridge starts alongside the Uruguayan this evening, with Philippe Coutinho dropping to the bench due to a slight injury, according to Brendan Rodgers.

The arrival of Tony Pulis has seen Palace stiffen up considerably. Prior to last week’s defeat against City, the London club had won five consecutive league matches, though whether they can keep the “SAS” in check tonight is another matter entirely.

Our Twitter feed carries all the news from tonight’s team sheets, while the Dugout Discussion chatroom remains open to collect your real-time reactions to this evening’s events.

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  1. El Reagano
      2 years, 22 days ago

      Big Sam could park the bus on the final day and we could a late winner from Andy Carrol 😛

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      1. Mílanista
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        2 years, 22 days ago

        Liverpool's defence won't be able to cope with Shola.

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        1. El Reagano
            2 years, 22 days ago

            ahaha

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        2. El Reagano
            2 years, 22 days ago

            could see*

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        3. Doosra - ☭Noble Polska Wy…
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          2 years, 22 days ago

          Errr - what the feck happened??? 😕

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          1. Somalion - Purple Rain
              2 years, 22 days ago

              Found out.

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              1. Doosra - ☭Noble Polska Wy…
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                2 years, 22 days ago

                Amazeballs!!! :-)

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              2. Somalion - Purple Rain
                  2 years, 22 days ago

                  In some senses definitely. I like an underdog story but it grates on me when a team can be so flippant about their defending.

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                  1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                      2 years, 22 days ago

                      Replying to you Doos of course 😉

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                • TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                    2 years, 22 days ago

                    Pool lacking moral fibre and integrity (at least some of them) 😉

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                    1. Doosra - ☭Noble Polska Wy…
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                      2 years, 22 days ago

                      Hehehe!!! 😉

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                • Somalion - Purple Rain
                    2 years, 22 days ago

                    1st lesson for next season:

                    Play Agger. Ludicrous that he isn't starting.

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                    1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                        2 years, 22 days ago

                        Off to Barce I assume

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                        1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                            2 years, 22 days ago

                            Must be off somewhere.

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                        2. Obi Wan Elokobi
                            2 years, 22 days ago

                            Say it every week we use to have a fairly solid defence with Skrtel and Agger at the back now we don't even know what the word means.

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                            1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                2 years, 22 days ago

                                Yeah it's insane really. Tactics do take their toll but Agger is so much more reliable.

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                          • sinik #davesaves
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                            2 years, 22 days ago

                            Liverpool are going to get absolutely THRASHED in the Champions League. Their defensive is poor and all-out attacking football won't do much good in Europe, have to be calculated.

                            Not to mention they have no depth at all. Going to be a tough season next one unless they buy really well and evolve their play.

                            oh and bahahaha 😆

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                            1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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                              2 years, 22 days ago

                              Surely it depends who they play. Just by being in Europe won't mean they get thrashed.

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                              1. sinik #davesaves
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                                2 years, 22 days ago

                                possibly, but this was Liverpool's worst defensive record in over 10 years so..

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                            2. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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                              2 years, 22 days ago

                              so much this. Imagine that defence against Ronaldo and Bale or Messi and Neymar

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                          • Obi Wan Elokobi
                              2 years, 22 days ago

                              If I remember rightly Mourinho was going to quit if he didn't win a single trophy this season.

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                              1. UnderstandablyDistraught
                                  2 years, 22 days ago

                                  I hope he doesn't so he's around for next year's failure too

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                                • FACUPARSE
                                    2 years, 22 days ago

                                    He wants to go to United

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                                • Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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                                  2 years, 22 days ago

                                  Geniune question

                                  If Moyes was still at Everton do you think he would have preferred Choppa Tony to Coleman. He didn't seem to like Rafael, I wonder if he would have gone with the guy who never attacks?

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                                  1. Doosra - ☭Noble Polska Wy…
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                                    2 years, 22 days ago

                                    😕

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                                    1. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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                                      2 years, 22 days ago

                                      It sounds liek a dig but it's just a fact. Moyes is a pragmtist, he sees full-backs as defensive players, not second wingers.

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                                      1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                          2 years, 22 days ago

                                          I agree with him in many respects. Not that they can't attack but attack at the expense of defence is criminal and seems to be overlooked. Evra's inability to defend cost United their Bayern match.

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                                  2. jas5sk - Youtube channel
                                      2 years, 22 days ago

                                      3-0 to 3-3 has to be another slip up by your on pitch captain, no?

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                                      1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                          2 years, 22 days ago

                                          More to do with an extremely fragile defensive line.

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                                          1. getfunky
                                              2 years, 22 days ago

                                              & extremely poor tactics at the end, shouldve played possession at 3-1. utterly stupid from liverpool

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                                              1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                                  2 years, 22 days ago

                                                  Far enough point certainly.

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                                          2. sinik #davesaves
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                                            2 years, 22 days ago

                                            Can't see Pelle risking Aguero against Villa. They should win quite comfortably without him, especially on Dzeko's form. Let him rest and heal up and try and be fit for the weekend.

                                            also I didn't cap him and two of my rivals did 😉

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                                            1. Wild Rover
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                                              2 years, 22 days ago

                                              If he's fit he starts

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                                              1. sinik #davesaves
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                                                2 years, 22 days ago

                                                with Liverpool dropping points today I can't see Aguero wanting to play so soon if he came off as a precaution even if Pelle wants him to

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                                            2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                2 years, 22 days ago

                                                He'll be on the bench
                                                Called on IF needed
                                                But with Villa safe, it's going to be a slaughter

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                                                1. sinik #davesaves
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                                                  2 years, 22 days ago

                                                  yeah this..can't see him coming on if they're up by 2 goals already, for example..

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                                              • Weasel Boy
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                                                2 years, 22 days ago

                                                City should sell him.
                                                He's a walking injury

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                                            3. Mull
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                                              2 years, 22 days ago

                                              Deploy special agent Andrew Carroll!

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                                              1. Billy Gilmore
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                                                2 years, 22 days ago

                                                And Downing!

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                                              2. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                  2 years, 22 days ago

                                                  Carroll hates Rodgers and his team of Bambis. More chance of an OG

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                                                • Weasel Boy
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                                                  2 years, 22 days ago

                                                  Carroll hattie imminent.
                                                  In his own goal!!!

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                                              3. wood is good
                                                  2 years, 22 days ago

                                                  have some heart people.
                                                  that is all.

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                                                • HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                    2 years, 22 days ago

                                                    So it looks like Liverpools massive build up to the City game meant they peaked to early

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                                                  • Crouch Potato!
                                                      2 years, 22 days ago

                                                      Selby world snooker champion.

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                                                      1. MJ6987
                                                          2 years, 22 days ago

                                                          Lol @ Rocket

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                                                        • Whitman2013
                                                            2 years, 22 days ago

                                                            Aww I wanted Ronnie to win

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                                                          • applebonkers
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                                                            2 years, 22 days ago

                                                            he absolutely mourinho'd o'sullivan

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                                                            1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                                2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                Desperately dull player

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                                                                1. Qubit - ManeRiviereShawX
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                                                                  2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                  Bit harsh. Selby is a quality player with a never give in attitude that a lot of others could learn from in sport.

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                                                                  1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                                      2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                      I don't disagree with anything you say, but I still think my point holds

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                                                                  2. getfunky
                                                                      2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                      whats boring is watching a player steam roller the oppostion winning by 10+ frames, selby's style made that a tense final close fought final, one i enjoyed.

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                                                                      1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                                          2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                          Sounds like a Chelski game.
                                                                          Much rather Citeh vs Pool

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                                                                          1. getfunky
                                                                              2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                              in an ideal world of course but i'd still rather a competitive final over a ronnie drubbing which is usually the case, thats far more boring as its predictable

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                                                                  3. brianutd-why always we? 20
                                                                      2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                      New post c'mon

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                                                                    • Obi Wan Elokobi
                                                                        2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                        I don't know who's hurting more at the moment me or Ronnie

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                                                                      • Captain Shirokov
                                                                          2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                          Hmmmm, Chelsea might actually finish above pool now

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                                                                          1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                                              2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                              Mildly overrating Toon

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                                                                              1. Captain Shirokov
                                                                                  2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                                  Amazing result for them against Cardiff 😉

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                                                                              2. RabMac
                                                                                  2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                                  If City don't win on Wednesday Chelsea still have an outside chance of winning the league.

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                                                                                  1. Captain Shirokov
                                                                                      2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                                      Nah, not a chance. Need both City and Liverpool to lose their games.

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                                                                                      1. RabMac
                                                                                          2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                                          It is unlikely but I would not rule it out.

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                                                                                  2. roscola
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                                                                                    2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                                    So that conspiracy theory the pool fans concocted after City beat Everton might have some legs after all? Even Liverpool are in on it, throwing a won game in the final 10 minutes. The FA need to investigate ...

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                                                                                    1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                                                                        2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                                        I believe it was secret agent Moses that fluffed the winner for them 😉

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                                                                                    2. sinik #davesaves
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                                                                                      2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                                      robert huth ✔ @robert_huth
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                                                                                      Still maintain that crying on the pitch should warrant a 3 match ban

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                                                                                    3. JT1874
                                                                                        2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                                        Blame Everton haha!

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                                                                                      • Weasel Boy
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                                                                                        2 years, 22 days ago

                                                                                        Rooney now 25% likely to play.

                                                                                        Feckin great

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