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Gabbiadini Doubt For Anfield
Thursday, 20th Sep 2018 16:33

Mark Hughes has confirmed that the only fresh in jury worry for his squad for the trip to Anfield is Manolo Gabbiadini.

Saints have a problem up front for the trip to Anfield, not only will they be without Danny Ings who is being on loan is unable to play against his parent club, but they also look set to lose the services of Manolo Gabbiadini with a hamstring injury.

Mark Hughes speaking ahead of the trip to Merseyside said.

"We’ve got a couple of issues, our main concern is Manolo, who unfortunately pulled up in training today. It looks like he has an issue with his lower hamstring behind the knee; we think it might be a neural thing but we’ll check in the morning to see if it’s settled down. Apart from Danny of course, he's the only player in doubt at this stage. "

"We’ve got lots of options in the forward positions. Obviously, you don’t want to lose anyone of them but if he does miss out, we’ll prepare without Gabbi and Danny and still be strong enough."

That leaves Hughes with the prospect of playing only one up front, something he may well have done anyway with Liverpool rampart in attack at the moment and he is likely to start with just Shane Long as the lone striker with the option of Charlie Austin off the bench, he could also employ either Moi Elyounoussi or Nathan Redmond in an attacking role.

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SanMarco added 17:13 - Sep 20
"We’ve got lots of options in the forward positions" and one of them has scored more than two goals for us in the last calendar year.

Not looking forward to this one - lily-livered little surrender-monkey that I am...
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A1079 added 17:27 - Sep 20
Bring in one of the youth strikers or at least put one on the bench. We are probably going to lose anyway - in fact probably one of the most definite outcomes in the PL this weekend, so why not try someone different?
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REEDYREEDOREEDZ added 19:41 - Sep 20
I just hope we don't get thumped
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helpineedsomebody added 20:55 - Sep 20
lets hope we do a chelsea / sf against barcelona ryan knows all about that, stay in the penalty box for 89minutes then attack & score the winner.
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mikesaint added 08:53 - Sep 21
Looks like we are in for a hammering the way our defence is playing now. Without Danny Ings and Manolo Gabbiadini who is going to score? Could be anything up to 6-0
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Scoot added 13:42 - Sep 22
Gabbi wouldn't have been picked anyway. It's like our last two managers just don't like him. I personally would love to see him get more game time over Long. PEH has got more goals this season than Long in the last two and Long has had plenty of chances he just can't finish, you could make a DVD of his misses and times he's slipped or got in the way of others shots.
People keep saying it's his contribution but he hasn't even got lots of assists. Something needs to happen, try the youngsters as today against Liverpool is going to be tough so what is there to loose. We no what Long can or can't do and Austin won't have the legs against Gomez and Vvd.
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