Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Liverpool FC v Hearts: Match Preview Europa League 12/13

Match Preview - Europa League

Liverpool vs Hearts

Next match, Liverpool must pass a final challenge before advancing to the group stage, in the Europa League.

Against Hearts from Scotland Premier League, which is the second consecutive year a team of Scots will face a team from England. This is an opportunity for Liverpool to bounce back after a bad result in past weeks.

For the European League this season, is less clear whether Liverpool concentrating on more important championship or premier league. Looking at the composition of our squad, it is interesting that the most likely Brendan Rodgers will rotate and try some young players, and we will see more young players are often involved in the Brendan first team. Of course, with more young players involved need to realize that the chances of winning this trophy will be smaller opportunities.

Although not the Champions League, like it or not, we are still competing in the European leagues, and of course we will have a chance to create a moment that will be memorable. Even through first stage, however, Liverpool are not likely to be the underdogs, and will be targeted to be removed. Therefore pass vs Hearts, is very important for further progress.

After 2-2 draw against Man City, Liverpool fans and player are wanted to win this match to gain momentum towards the other premier league matches, Against City, Liverpool dominated and should have won the match, but their hope was buried by their own sloppy mistake. they sure want to repeat the performance against Hearts and want to win this match.

Like when your opponent Gomel, there would be little risk if we underestimate them, especially with the absence of Liverpool's famous inconsistencies when against a weaker team. Moreover, the Hearts, which is in position 2nd Scotland Premier Lague , often creating a goal in the last minutes.

Already leading 1-0 in aggregate thanks to the own goal of hearts defender, Andy Webster. Liverpool is more likely to win this match comfortably, especially because they will play in Anfield. Brendan promise to involve more young player in this match to give them experience as well as give some rest to some first team player to be ready ahead for Arsenal match on Sunday. 

5 goals already-created by Hearts, john sutton with 2 goals, andrew heart, novikovas, templeten each 1 goal. With Andy Webster and Zaliukas in the center back, leading the most appearances last season to 40 games. Zaliukas possibility can not play, because he was injured. Their main goalkeeper Mcdonald also likely absent, and will be replaced by Peter Enckelman

For Hearts, they are expected to at least to steal a goal before trying to win the match. with the same formation and line up. they had successfully frustrate Liverpool in the 1st leg of the match. they create more chance and so unlucky to not grab get a goal there. i am sure Hearts are hoping to replicate those performance in Anfield and try to win this.

As for Liverpool:

Kelly - Coates - Agger - Robinson
Adam Henderson
Downing Carroll Sterling

There's possibility of a lot of changes from last appearance vs Man City, where Gerrard, Suarez, Johnson, Skrtel, will not included, Enrique still injured and Assaidi got cup-tied, making Rodgers will play some young players. He said even earlier to give kids more include to the team, so it is not surprising that there will be many surprises in the formation vs Hearts.

But I think Liverpool would combine some of their 1st team player with some youngster. Shelvey, Henderson, and Adam are expected to fill the midfield, while Carrol would be implemented as lone striker up front along with Downing and Sterling on the side. Sterling is the man to watch here, after impressive performance against City, he sure wanted to repeat the performance and hopefully he could be in the score sheet against Hearts. Some youngster like Flannagan, Pacheco, and Morgan are expected to be on the bench and come up in the 2nd half.

At the back four formation, I eager to see  Agger duet with Coates, with Agger capacity as a leader in the back, also i hope the experience of Sebastian Coates will increase and continued to show his talent as a ball playing central defender. On the right side will most likely remain in the content by Kelly, and when Jack Robinson was full fit, then he should be played from the beginning, Robinson with his talent reminiscent of Emiliano Insua. 

At midfielder, Hope to viewing duet Shelvey - henderson, but it was difficult to determine the third players. Lucas did not seem ready, due to injury, Allen has played more than 180 minutes in last 4 days in a week. although expect Shelvey - henderson - allen in the center, but it could be possible that Adam in pairs to assist Shelvey - henderson.

In the forward position, to keep in mind, the possibility of Suarez and will Borrini at rest (or there may be on the bench), and the option to forward us very little. so that Carroll will likely be the first choice, accompanied by the Sterling on the left and one realistic option Downing on the right side.

Here I really hope, even with  young players, Liverpool could play with better performance, and with a similar score against Gomel. Hearts clearly better than Gomel, and it would be a serious threat to liverpool. But with our squad, it should not be a problem and see his final appearance with a quick pass and move, perhaps hearts should be passed with ease. So let's hope that much progress in the game played by our team.



Yusendo said...

i think Downing will be a left back for tonight's game..
my prediction, 3-1 for LFC :ynwa:

Annlouise Grace said...

what ? left back ??
i don't think so ... its to risky hehehe