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28 Feb 2015 10:53:24
Why struggle and worry about 4th place ? Is there money in it if we get dumped out in the early stages?

Surely it is better to concentrate on getting the team right ?

Whether it is the right players, right coaching and right tactics.

Wasn't the 'Boot room' philosophy all about that ?

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28 Feb 2015 10:50:14
Hi eds.
I wonder if you know if players like Sterling, Sturridge has a buyout clause?

{Ed002's Note - No they don't at this time.}

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28 Feb 2015 10:17:36
Don't know if you'll agree (or rather, I'm sure you won't for the most part), but I think Can is awful in midfield. I've been saying this (to myself, mostly) from the first games of the season, the last Besiktas match confirmed this for me.

He tackled exceptionally, but as a distributing midfielder he had nothing to offer. He needs planty of time to control the ball, then look around and decide what to do. If he doesn't have that time, he just passes it back to Skrtel or Lovren. He attempted several forward passes and they were almost all ill timed, ill prepared. I'm really not impressed by his decision making. Allen was not much better (although I like him more), and the forward players wasted all the chances, but I still believe Can was awful.

Now I don't want to say I don't see how good he is as a part of a back three - his tackles and attitude are telling there, and playing in the back line means he rarely has to look behind himself. That means he has time to aim and pass and if he has space, he can rush forward. I think that's a point in BR's favour, that he found him a new position.

What I really want to say is this - his is the name that crops out the most often when there's talk about replacing Stevie, and I don't believe he can be relied upon as a long-term solution. Henderson, yeah, and I'm looking forward to see Rossiter play more, but not Emre Can. I honestly think Emre Can't.

PS. And by the way, hi! I'm new here, I like the site, so I decided to participate a little.

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28 Feb 2015 10:46:39
3-4-3 seems to be working, so I don't suggest to change that. But, if we had to then I'd like to see Can as deep CDM or even old fashioned sweeper

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28 Feb 2015 11:12:34
Team spends more time shaped up like a 5-2-3 than 3-4-3 hence why we've been struggling for goals

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28 Feb 2015 11:36:53
It seems more of a 3-4-1-2 than a straightforward 3-4-3

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28 Feb 2015 09:48:12
Looking at the results of the poll, I wonder if that has influenced how bad Premier League teams now are in Europe.

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28 Feb 2015 08:39:45
Hi eds,
Great site thanks for all the insight
Just wondering now the UEFA have said Liverpool aren't in breach of FFP, what affect if any will that have on the clubs ability to spend in the summer?
Thanks

{Ed002's Note - It won't change anything.}

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28 Feb 2015 07:56:21
Eds how would you rate ings, ? Wouldn't be too impressed by him, berahino to me is a lot better quality and more potential .
Thanks

{Ed002's Note - There is interest in Ings from the club and he appears keen on the move.}

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28 Feb 2015 08:07:24
Thanks ed, so Sturridge ings origi will be the strike force next season,

{Ed001's Note - what if he decides not to join us? Don't count your chickens, it is bad luck and I am superstitious!!}

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28 Feb 2015 08:16:34
Sorry I just ment if he did sign, would you be happy with him ed1 ? Frank de Boer sign an extension yesterday looks like he'll stay there for awhile longer??
Thanjs

{Ed001's Note - depends on if he can stay fit. Not sure he is really what we should be putting our money towards, yet another squad player, but there you go. Actually no, I wouldn't be happy as he is not going to be first choice, so it just seems to be the same mistakes we keep making all over again. We should only buy one or two players for the first team and they should be the ones who are going to be first choice players. We have spent years wasting money on squad players and it does nothing.}

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28 Feb 2015 08:16:43
Gin and Thorley, that is a very inexperienced strike force imo. There are no leaders in that strike force who can take the attack to the opposition and keep pushing harder. Sturridge is injury prone and moody at times, Origi is a teenager going through a nightmare at Lille right now, while Ings will have completed just his first season in top flight football. The club really does need to aim higher to challenge for the title and Imgs imo is just not the answer. Good squad player, definitely not first team player at the moment.

{Ed001's Note - Ings has spent more time on the sidelines through injury than Sturridge as well.}

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28 Feb 2015 08:46:09
Indian buzzer, I agree with you, I was just pointing out that it looks like that will be our strike force next season?? I would personally sell Sturridge if we received a bid and tried to replace him with benzema if possible? Origi is very raw, ings is only a squad player, agree with ed1 that we need to sign better players than we have and not more squad players??
Thanks

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28 Feb 2015 09:42:20
Gin and Thornley, i would also like to see us sign Benzema as he is a great team player and has won everything there is in club football and would be a good motivator for our younger players. But not at the expense of Sturridge who is the only pacy striker we have. Rather we should offer Sterling in a direct swap with Benzema as there are plenty of players in our club's ranks like Markovic, Ibe and Ojo that can replace Sterling but no one can do what Benzema does and that is selflessness in the attacking third.

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28 Feb 2015 09:44:36
Gnt thank God you r not the manager sell sturridge no way he has a few dodgy games and posts like this start .And for berinho r ings just look at both players ability to finish ings wins, how both players handled speculation about possible moves to bigger clubs ings wins hands down, personally I would love ings but that's just my opinion.

{Ed001's Note - why would anyone want that complete bell Berahino? He is a waste of talent.}

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28 Feb 2015 10:20:50
Ings would be a good signing ed but only if 2 out of mario borini and lambert were to leave like Origi could replace one ings replace another as they never really play

Although you wouldn't mind seen a top class player nip in either now but then that's to many changes its tough alright.

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28 Feb 2015 10:40:54
Assuming mario and borini get moved on next season (with aspas, alberto, etc) just curious as who people would like us to sign as a striker? Agree we need 1 or 2 signings but struggling to think of an attainable striker who wouldn't be just second to sturridge? Heard great things of Pauli Dybala but not seen him myself and can we afford him? Kokorin is more attainable but bit of a gamble. would prefer youth but don't think we have any young CF who could be relied on if studge gets another injury and becomes our main striker for a few months

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28 Feb 2015 10:51:03
Benzema is a world class striker with no injury problems! 1 of the cleverest strikers in world football and unselfish, why would you not want to replace Sturridge with him ?? I like Sturridge but he hasn't and will never lace benzema's boots!>>>>> Tommy the red

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28 Feb 2015 11:14:21
Indian buzzer >> I would tie sterling down with a new contract personally! He can go right to the top, Sturridge injury record is very bad, 2 goals this season?? I'm not saying sell him off, but if we could get benzema and had to sell Sturridge to fund it I would 100% be delighted!! Big game tomorrow what you reckon?!

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28 Feb 2015 11:15:00
Gin and thornley, how about we keep Sturridge and sign Benzema as well? We need 2 quality strikers to compete on all fronts and these two would give us that threat up front. If it means selling Sterling, so be it.

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28 Feb 2015 11:29:32
Yea well that would be ideal but do not see us ever having Sturridge and benzema at the same time!

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27 Feb 2015 22:49:04
My wife has just handed me 2tickets flights and hotels for me and my son to go to match this weekend
I can't believe I get to bring my 10 year old to anfield this weekend I can't wait it will be his first visit to the hollowed tu rf
What a match to bring him to I hope the atmosphere is its usual electric self and as they say in the add 2 tickets flights and hotel expensive but the memories priceless
Come on you reds y n w a

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27 Feb 2015 23:22:04
Lucky man

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28 Feb 2015 00:02:57
Enjoy the day, mate! Hopefully, you all can experience an LFC win.

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28 Feb 2015 00:33:48
Respect to the wife. .
Barry inLouth

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28 Feb 2015 08:02:23
Where in Louth you from??

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28 Feb 2015 08:48:49
Clogherhead

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27 Feb 2015 20:55:55
I wrote back in January that we were facing a cup final a week from then until May and it would put the team under immense pressure. People decried it, but now you see what I mean. We haven't got any easy games from now to seasons end - they are all literally critical.

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28 Feb 2015 00:05:24
That`s what waffling around for half a season does to you. You are behind schedule and on paper, fighting a seemingly losing battle. BUT, all is still in play.

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28 Feb 2015 08:00:47
We could have had plenty of easy games had Brendan not messed up in the first 4 months. Not every game would have been a must win if the team had started off well from August itself. Instead of being in the UCL and challenging City for 2nd place, we are fighting for a top4 spot and the FA Cup to salvage something from a season which is likely to end up being below FSG's expectations. U can try to put a positive spin on this all u want, but the brutal truth is we are performing way below expectations ad hence the major shakeups in the management are just around the corner.

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27 Feb 2015 18:35:22
So I was doom and gloom about Sunday until I realised were at home man city have to come to ANFIELD this weekend with henderson and coutinho well rested we will be a different team

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27 Feb 2015 21:49:32
I wish Lucas was fit but let's support whoever takes his place I suppose.

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27 Feb 2015 18:27:33
Seema simple to me. BR osnt able to rotate a squad. We had a good season last year as there was no CL/Europa, and now juggling. This season, our bad patch was around the CL games, where BR mis-selected the team constantly. Agree with a couple of other posters, we should go best 11 where poss, at least until we have a manager that can rotate better. Last nights team confirmed this for me.

Whilst I think we'll all agree we have drastically improved, for me, this is in spite of BR and not because of him. If we make the CL next season(and I fully expect is too), it's safe to say BR isn't the man we need at the helm

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27 Feb 2015 19:26:35
Wait until the end of the season to make judgement on Rodgers. There are loads of examples of teams not rotating and rotating where there is good and bad results so I wouldn't say whether Rodgers is good or bad at this. It's a no win situation for a manager.

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27 Feb 2015 20:18:50
Assuming we should go 'best' 11 every game, who was missing that BR didn't select? sakho? Injured. Coutinho and Henderson? Whilst maybe not actually 'injured' both have played a lot of games, and look jaded. Aside from that, it was pretty much our best available eleven. If you lose a game, your selection is criticised. For instance, if we lose on Sunday, other fans (not you obviously) will say we played too many of our best eleven last night. It's easy to be smart with hindsight. 😊

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28 Feb 2015 00:07:19
IMO, that team he put out there was good enuff to get it done and had they taken their chances in the first half, we are not having this conversation. They did not get it done and that`s it. The hindsight conversations to me, are not relevant. We screwed up and so be it.

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28 Feb 2015 00:20:05
Tbf been critical of BR but just looks like he was no where near ready for European football, but is his first time playing it so is a learning curve. Our European campaign was terrible but Spurs are out, City look out (barely got out of their group), and arsenal just got thumped by Monaco on their ground and for think the 3rd or 4th season running are out at the first round.

Not sure why but besides everton and city nearly every english team have been poor this season. Not entirely sure why but all I can think of is bar chelsea every english team have no concept of defending or tactics, everyone slates Mourinho but can make sure his team get result when needed. Other thing I've noticed is most BPL teams se to struggle to just keep possession, alonso was brilliant for us of taking the sting out of opponents by just keepin the ball for a few minutes which english teams seem terrible at

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27 Feb 2015 18:25:47
I'm guessing with the news that UEFA have cleared Liverpool of not breaching financial fair play rules it must have been very touch and go. Are we basically reliant on Champions League football next year to stay solvent? Could be a lean couple of transfer windows if we don't get there I'm assuming

{Ed002's Note - No.}

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28 Feb 2015 00:24:49
It should be lean anyway, considering the value of the players we have, we should be selling before buying. . We really could do with learning lessons from Chelsea, who seem to be the only club to fully appreciate and understand FFP, fair play to them.

{Ed002's Note - They are far from the only club.}

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28 Feb 2015 07:32:16
Is it still a case of having to sell to buy or can we, for example go out and spend big on gerrards replacement

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool need to balance the books - it should not be too difficult to understand.}

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27 Feb 2015 18:05:06
Hi all Ed's&Red's. .Very happy to see the stats on Sakho being the most influential defender in the league.I always had a feeling that given time he would settle and become a solid defender.The stats for when he plays and when he doesn't speak for themselves.Captain of PSG at 19 is exceptional so there was always quality there he just needed time.Unfortunately some fans on here expect player's with big price tags to hit the ground running and maybe at times there is a argument for that but sometimes it takes 1 or maybe even 2 seasons for a player to settle(Henderson, Lucas)Yes there is nothing more I would love to see than a big signing play like that from day one but sometimes that doesn't happen so we get behind them and support them.So well done young Sakho take a bow and we can't wait to see you pull on that world famous red jersey soon a hopefully for many years to come.
Barry inLouth

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28 Feb 2015 00:10:05
Always believed in Sakho and regardless of stats (don`t believe too much in those tbh), he has been our best defender and he and Moreno have struck a very effective partnership down the left. To me, he plays every game until he shows he can`t play any more. Just my opinion.

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27 Feb 2015 18:01:17
there's a photo of the team when the penalty's where taking place in the liverpool Echo, if you look at that you will see why we never won the shoot out, only lambert was the one with penalty experience, i don't want BR as the manager next season if we make it into the top 4

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27 Feb 2015 17:16:52
So we are supposed to be resting sturridge, guiding him back from injury.

I have this terrible feeling that after 120 minutes on the field, he is going to start again on sunday.

My point is, given sturridge's recent recovery, and his recent poor form and lack of rest, and that balotelli was the best of our attacking players yesterday, (although it isn't saying much), why should sturridge start over balotelli against citeh?

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27 Feb 2015 18:28:20
Doesn't matter who plays upfront,, little Tinho is banging them in from all over the pitch at the minute. Have faith in whoever plays Reds were on one hell of a run in the league and should be confident

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28 Feb 2015 06:53:17
Because he's our best striker

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27 Feb 2015 16:58:32
Ed2 are you surprised we got cleared with FFP? you said we would fail?? It must have been touch and go??
Thanks have a good weekend

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has worked very hard to justify their massive losses. The result is not a surprise.}

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27 Feb 2015 22:05:26
What of you mean ed2?? By bringing in more commercial deals etc ????
Thanks

{Ed002's Note - No, by persuading UEFA to accept certain figures in the accounts.}

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28 Feb 2015 06:04:16
Ed002, reading over the past 6 months or so I thought you was convinced we(LFC) would be punished in relation to ffp?

{Ed002's Note - Hardly "convinced" but until yesterday there was always the possibility of sanctions and it was apparently skin of the teeth stuff with Liverpool providing additional information and assurances. I am sure the board consider themselves one of the fortunate clubs like Sparta Prague - others were no so fortunate - Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Hull, Panathinaikos and Ruch Chorzow.

Inter Milan, Dinamo Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow await the outcome of further investigation and UEFA said that they will be continuing to monitor the financial situation at Liverpool.}

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27 Feb 2015 16:49:50
Eds 001 now that Liverpool have passed ffp does this mean the owners will spend money this summer?

{Ed001's Note - depends on sales, one of the reasons they passed is that the situation is improving. So they will have to keep taking the club closer to break even, which means it will come down to what the outs are as to how much they spend. The reduction in wages and Champions League money will help a bit, but there won't be hundreds of millions to spend.}

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27 Feb 2015 20:00:59
Edd001 I've fear there will be another spending spree in that now there will be more than a goalkeeper and striker bought if Rodgers is still in charge. Imo he shouldn't be allowed to spend any money this summer as he's useless at buying. Let the committee and scouts recommend and buy those needed

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28 Feb 2015 00:13:09
We have a core right now and all we need is 2/3 top class players for the first team and pick out who we need from the loanees and the academy and that`s all we need. I think the binge spending is over for FSG, IMO.

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28 Feb 2015 07:38:47
A keeper, right sided centre back for the back 3, a midfielder, for stevie and a good striker, hopefully sell lovern, borini, ballotelli and Allen, 4 players who imo offer nothing to the Team

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27 Feb 2015 16:34:24
Afternoon eds.

How come we have been cleared of breaching ffp rules? Thought we were up the creek without a paddle.

Cheers

{Ed002's Note - Latitude.}

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27 Feb 2015 16:33:01
Liverpool cleared of breaching financial fair play rules

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27 Feb 2015 16:31:34
eds002
there has not been an offical confirmation (as far as i can tell) from UEFA pertaining to liverpool not being fined for breaching FFP. If they indeed get away with a slap on the wrist, does this in your view make the FFP a joke as teams seem to find ways around it.

{Ed002's Note - UEFA have stated that Liverpool will not be subject to sanctions. Hull have been fined €200k. There are plenty of other clubs who have got sanctioned so UEFA consider FFP to be working. There will be some further changes to the regulations to try and create a better balance. On March 20/21 a number of clubs will be meeting together and it is on the agenda.}

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27 Feb 2015 17:00:00
eds002
I totally agree eds002, there needs to be a better balance. what is your opinion of FFP pertaining to this particular situation with liverpool?

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool will be relieved that there are no sanctions but must get their house in order. There is pressure being put on UEFA to cap the amount of television and media income that is allowable for FFP calculations. Clubs have been trying to agree a cap for commercial sponsorship monies that they can take to UEFA - but after a couple of years there is still no agreement. If that happens there will be a better balance across Europe.}

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27 Feb 2015 17:53:14
eds002,
thanks for your time.

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27 Feb 2015 18:21:53
But then we also need to get rid of 3rd party ownership, although I agree English clubs and a few others have an advantage with higher television income and to some extent sponsorship so do clubs in leagues that allow 3rd party ownership

{Ed002's Note - It is going from Europe with the possible exception of Portugal.}

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27 Feb 2015 14:53:38
At home v besiktas Rodgers set up the same as he has since December, yet last night he has a tinker and plays 2 strikers away from home in a game we needed to boss in the midfield. Tactical naivety again same as what cost us the league last season and possibly a top 4 finish this season. Great coach br but hasn't got it tactically.

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27 Feb 2015 15:58:28
Complaicency for me. As you say since December he sticked very strictly to the formation and players that were winning games for us. Can, Sakho and Skertl at the back, Baloteli only from the bench, same with Lovern. Coutinho the first person on the teamsheet. He only did changes when needed to, becuase of injuries as gradually as possible.

I just think yesterday he thought we were too strong to lose there given the result in the first tie. As I said before here, as we already had list of injuries we should have try to minimise the changes - but leaving Couts in England, moving Can to midfield, playing Baloteli and Sturridge together - experimenting on a large scale all of a sudden - costed us.

I really hope one lesson BR learns from this season is you take your best starting 11 to every competitive game and stop with this 'these players are young and cannot play more than once a week so they need a trip to Jamaica'. Yes we have a big squad but there are big differences in the quality of players in this squad and we swa it very well in the first half of the season. I say If it is not broken why fix it (tired players is not a good enough reason) and if it is slightly broken because of injuries don't break it further.

By the way I keep on saying here that Can should stay in the back 3 because he is irreplaceble there - after yesterday I can add that he is just not very effective in midfield. Not with Allen anyway.

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27 Feb 2015 16:20:46
I think injuries and suspensions played a part in the team selection.
I have to be honest though and state that I thought that side last night would win the match outright let alone lose it.

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27 Feb 2015 16:21:08
I agree with fanobip about Can playing in defense until the summer.

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27 Feb 2015 17:05:09
I think we were all crying out for two strikers during our time of turmoil. The problem wasn't the system. Too many players didn't show up. It's hard to score when sturridge and Sterling have such bad games.

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27 Feb 2015 17:33:29
Oh lay off the blamemongering please the lot of you,

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27 Feb 2015 13:23:29
Edd002 what colour is the dress to you? ;) if youve seen the pic

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27 Feb 2015 15:45:34
White, gold trim and hideous

{Ed001's Note - hey! Ed007 is very proud of that dress.}

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27 Feb 2015 11:01:58
'Liverpool are set to avoid Uefa sanctions, despite being in breach of Financial Fair Play regulations after writing off a proportion of financial losses as allowable stadium expenditure.'

This is n the Daily Telegraph today, any truth in it Ed's?

{Ed002's Note - It seems to be the most likely situation - and should be clarified later today.}

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27 Feb 2015 13:32:30
Any advice on where best to park on Sunday morning for the City game? I'll have a hire car and my young son with me.

{Ed001's Note - might be worth checking the justpark app. I have been told that is great for footie matches at away grounds.}

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27 Feb 2015 18:16:26
The bingo car park (think it's Mecca) on spellow lane offers parking on match days. Cost £6 and if lucky you may get a free parking space on spellow lane itself. Unfortunately this does mean you will have to pass goodison on you your way to Stanley park but easy to get to and hassle free.

Cheers

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27 Feb 2015 22:41:04
In front of our goal !! 😆

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27 Feb 2015 13:12:33
Well, I either wanted to win it, or go out in the first round.

It's always nice to win something but hopefully we can push on in the FA cup and League now.

Terrible performance though. The only people who i remember making a (fair) tackle is Allen and Skrtel. Mingolet excellent again.

You have to ask the question though; Why when we are in need of a goal and possibly going to penalties do you take off the two most effective attacking players on the night (Balotelli and Ibe) particularly as Balo is so adept from the spot? Manquillo might as well have put on a Besiktas shirt. Can, Sturridge and Sterling were dissapointing (not awful, just not at their usual standard) in particular and compeltely failed to take advantage of Balotelli's neat flicks and hold up play. He looks a new man. Hopefully when we hit some form, and Sturridge is sharp, he and Balo can add a few goals to the team.

Dissapointing performance but hopefully we can really change gear in the race for top 4 now.

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27 Feb 2015 15:23:47
We're playing 3 at the back with 2 holding mids and 2 wing-backs as part time wide attackers only leaving (largely) 3 people really trying to score goals. Result is a better defensive record but a poor attacking one. When we played just Lucas holding the balance was better but until he's back I think we'll simply struggle to create much. Would be nice if we could find a bit more balance to the team.

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27 Feb 2015 23:46:23
Agree, our biggest problem is losing a top quality defensive midfielder who can give the confidence for others to push forward.

With Lucas there, Hendo feels free to kick on upfield, the wingbacks feel more confident play will be broken up on the counter, and we can put Can in the CB's to play the ball out from the back.

I think it's critical we buy someone like Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Khedira or Illara to really kick the team forward next year

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28 Feb 2015 06:58:10
Our players looked really tired
I remember BR saying the bigger pitch will help us but I felt it worked the other way

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27 Feb 2015 12:14:10
Let's move on from last night's game with a few positives. The central defenders played well. Toure got game time and his experience shone through. Lovren is improving with every minute and Skrtel was outstanding. He threw Ba out of his pocket at airport security on the way home. Mignolet also did well and his confidence is high going into the business end of the season.
as I'm focusing on the positives I'll only say thankfully some of the midfielders and forwards minded themselves for Sunday.

let's look forward. We can't change the past.

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27 Feb 2015 13:09:36
Are people just blind to the pummelling we took in the second half?

I like toure but he had a terrible game vs his winger

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27 Feb 2015 13:15:39
I thought our biggest issue in the second half was that every time Sterling or Sturridge got the ball they lost it, and Can kept over hitting through balls for Sturridge. We just conceded possession too easily which allowed Besiktas to attack us with wave after wave.

It was bound to give eventually. Skrtel must've made at least 20 last ditch defensive actions.

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27 Feb 2015 18:26:07
Can and Sturridge were exhausted looking and rightly so they have played a lot recently I would have started borini due to his work rate but hard to drop can with the injuries we've had od a brang hendo and swapped them but easy in hindsight

Can't see can starting Sunday now though

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27 Feb 2015 11:59:53
Fed up with the sterling stuff! He's been injured, playing out of position, either as a striker or wing back and has played a lot of games, even with his break! He's very Young still and is s quality dribbler, just needs to sort his head out, on the pitch, with tactical awareness and position sense and off It. Reading this page you'd thijk he was Aaron Lennon or something. He had the natural ability to become top class, and has shown moments if it (goal bs chelsea comes to mind) and its up to him whether he achieves this. I just don't understand all this 'sell him' cr*p, and yes we may have younger players with as high potential coming through, but they are not all nailed on, and sterling is, possibly along with ibe, at the moment, the best winger/wide player we have. End of.

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27 Feb 2015 13:09:38
Hi Fencey, unfortunately I couldn't watch the match last night.

Was Sterling wing back last night or when has he played wing back?

I wouldn't have played him up top on his own against Southampton but I wouldn't consider playing him up top with Sturridge or Balotelli as playing him out of position.

This season he has been over-used, I think he's being played when off form and I'd have him dropped a bit more. It would look to us (the fans) like Rodgers is protecting him by resting him whereas in private he could tell him he's not doing the business so taking him out and see how he reacts see if he improves in training.

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27 Feb 2015 11:28:46
Can hardly bash Lovren for having the bottle to take a pen, but the 5th one? Why would we let the player who is arguably lowest on confidence and a centre back (not that, that necessarily matters) take that.

All ifs and buts, but pretty grim seeing the abuse he got on Twitter etc. When many players, after the season he's having would have completely shyed away

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27 Feb 2015 14:50:21
Don't understand why Moreno didn't take it. The lad can hit the ball very well.

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27 Feb 2015 15:14:47
I think Lovren has improved since we have moved to a back three and Migs playing better than ever, now, should he have taken the 5th pen, and can someone tell me, I thought his best or strongest leg was his left, but he took the pen with his right leg ?
maybe one for EMS .

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27 Feb 2015 15:51:01
Lovren is right footed.

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27 Feb 2015 16:23:03
I don't understand why Kolo did not take one. He buried his pen in the african nations cup final.
He would have netted. He is Kolo after all!!

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27 Feb 2015 18:30:23
Lovren even taken one was quite brave considering ghe season he was having wish he just hit it down the middle played it safe poor fella can't catch a break (I taught he was going to be the answer)

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27 Feb 2015 10:43:57
Liverpool investigate the possibility of signing Besiktas midfielder Arslan in the summer. They're not but thought I'd get in there first!

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27 Feb 2015 21:58:34
Can Ed002 confirm that i remember him saying that we wanted to get him on a free transfer from hoffenheim in january as a replacement for lucas? Or am i thinking of someone else? Sticks out as it was the only player Ed002 said we even had a chance of getting in january.

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal and Sevilla were interested in January.}

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27 Feb 2015 10:36:50
Well i'm a positive sort of bloke so my take is that we haven't been beat in 90 mins in donkeys. That can't be bad can it? Last nights game? Penalties? Is always 50/50, we have won our fair share over the years so eventually you are going to loose one? Shocking miss by Lovern tho! Where did yhe ball end up? Ah well, roll on Sunday, big game!


Oh, and by the way! Wise up on the Sturridge bashing. He has hardly played that much yet! The same people bashing him maybe the same thinking he was our saviour?

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27 Feb 2015 13:11:41
Sturridge is a lose lose. He needs minutes to improve and the more minutes of playing below par the more he'll get bashed.

Patience with him would be nice alright as we all know he will come good.

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27 Feb 2015 13:23:18
Sorry to point this out, but we did lose, we drew over 180 minutes, but lost over 90 1-0. Few positives to be taken from the game, Skrtel played really well, Lovren played well, aside from a few crazy long balls, Moreno did well aswell, and Mario at times, he does seem to want physicality as much as possible tho, and therefore isn't ideal for counter-attacks as he seems to want a foul rather than turn and move.
Their manager made a couple of good decisions and I liked the way he motivated his players, I don't think BR made the right call bringing ballo off, I would have gone for either Sturridge or Sterling, both obviously weren't on top of their game, for whatever reason, overplayed/not fit. Onward and upward tho, Bring on Sunday.

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27 Feb 2015 13:32:06
''Well i'm a positive sort of bloke so my take is that we haven't been beat in 90 mins in donkeys''

We're just ignoring that they got 1 goal and we got 0 last night in 90 minutes now? Is this what it has come to?

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27 Feb 2015 13:44:02
Yes, my bad liljack!! Its my age you see!

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27 Feb 2015 10:05:42
If we weren't going to win this you r better off going out asap, imo too many games in too little time could be detrimental to r league push and Get beat in the final with nothing to show for all that effort, they need to change the format of the Europa to not drag it out as much and if you are in it have a Monday match after it.

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27 Feb 2015 11:35:42
yes let's start by getting rid of champions league deadwood, once your out your out, no second chances in europa

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27 Feb 2015 18:06:06
Have you not changed that name yet lol.I thought I would never say this but your right not with your name but the post above.

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