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Teams - Liverpool v Pompey

This is the Liverpool line up:

Jose Reina
Alvaro Arbeloa
Sami Hyypia
Jamie Carragher
John Arne Riise
Yossi Benayoun
Steven Gerrard
Javier Mascherano
Harry Kewell
Fernando Torres
Dirk Kuyt


Substitutes
Charles Itandje
Andrij Voronin
Fabio Aurelio
Ryan Babel
Leiva Lucas


Pompey make one enforced change from last weekends defeat, Noe Pamarot's injury keeps him out - Hermann Hreidarsson got the nod. Injury means Sean Davis misses out again so Pedro Mendes keeps his place in the side. Lauren and Kanu return to the bench, along with keeper Asmir Begovic so we line up like this:

David James
Glen Johnson
Sol Campbell
Sylvain Distin
Hermann Hreidarsson
John Utaka
Papa Bouba Diop
Pedro Mendes
Sulley Muntari
Niko Kranjcar
Benjani


Substitutes
Asmir Begovic
Lauren
Dave Nugent
Matty Taylor
Kanu


For those of you not at the game, if you are listening on the radio - or however you are keeping up with events - why not make a few comments below as the game unfolds so we can share our thoughts...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday December 22 2007
Time: 2:52PM

Comments

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Still 1 up front, no complaints away from home though, bet Kanu comes on before Nugent
paultsmouth
22/12/2007 14:55:00
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so utaka does keep his place - hopefully he can return to his best and his pace, which might be crucial can be utilised to its full against a liverpool defence that lacks pace...
pompeyrug
22/12/2007 14:55:00
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yep 1 up top doesnt worry me... away from home - you are prob right paul about kanu getting on 1st, i like kanu but i hope not kanu can barely walk let alone run! we'll miss sean davis today i reckon...
pompeyrug
22/12/2007 14:57:00
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Feeling more optimistic now than when i made my prediction.
pompey4me
22/12/2007 14:58:00
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How does Utaka keep on keeping his place? Surely time to drop him to give im a wake up call. Hopefully he will play well today though.
pompey4me
22/12/2007 14:58:00
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liverpool have got a quality side lining up tho havent they... im hoping that utaka justifies his place today by using his pace, if not if he keeps his place again for the arsenal game im not going to be amused - couple of months now of virtually nothing from him!
pompeyrug
22/12/2007 15:01:00
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the scousers have started very well havent they - johnson saved us didnt we, but it looks like being at a very big cost...
pompeyrug
22/12/2007 15:11:00
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we'll just have to come from behind to win 2-1 then...
pompeyrug
22/12/2007 15:14:00
0
One nil down and under the cosh. Plus Johnson off injured - not a good start.
eastneydave
22/12/2007 15:15:00
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Whats happened to GJ then? 1 down, doesnt sound good, listening to Charlie Nicholas on sky. 2-0 defeat, that was my prediction, defend now lads.
pompey4me
22/12/2007 15:16:00
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