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02 Sep 2014 21:37:26
did anyone come up with a song or sturridge yet? I've been trying to think of a tune and all I can come up with that his surname will fitinto is one from south park :/

forlornhope83

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02 Sep 2014 21:27:25
Evening all.

I know some people on here will disagree but I've been really impressed with Joe Allen. It's his positivity that's really impressed me.

Watching the first few matches I've been frustrated at times with the midfield just passing a ball from defence straight back to them. This often gave the opposition the chance to pressurise our back 4 and keeper and ultimately we lost possession.

Allen nearly always turned after receiving the pass and played the ball to our forwards, in turn getting us behind the opposition midfield.

It's a shame that once Lallana is fully match fit, allen will be the one most likely replaced. His partnership with Henderson in our high tempo pressing is fantastic. I really rate the player.

Gordy

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02 Sep 2014 21:14:00
Hi Eds, if Glen Johnson has this said clause that guarantees him a starting place. Why hasn't he been bought out of his contract. Surely it's more harmful to the team to be played than to be paid off?

Or is he actually rated by BR?

Thanks

supermario

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I would not worry about it.}

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02 Sep 2014 21:39:25
But I do worry about it ed.

supermario

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02 Sep 2014 21:03:23
Hi fellow reds

Does anyone know how I can get hold of tickets for the Liverpool vs Real Madrid game?

Is anyone selling them or know when they will be on sale

Banter please eds
Thanks

nabeal_786

Ed02{Ed002's Note - The club and their agents.}

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02 Sep 2014 20:59:28
Mirror saying Valdes to join on a 1 yr deal, will be match fit in 30 days.

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02 Sep 2014 20:22:25
Respect to all the EDS for their work throught the window and the summer

thank you

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02 Sep 2014 20:15:43
If you play 2 up front, you need 4 players who can play up front. Borini staying won't be a bad thing. I just hope rodgers would consider starting lambert and Borini occasionally and keep the same formation.

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02 Sep 2014 19:44:12
Nice one Borrini lad.

You're still under contract and you are well within your rights to stay.

Mark my words, we will need this lad soon and he will shine.

DaveyBootle

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Davey I agree mate, we have not seen how good he is, he has not had the game time with us to see how good he is or how good he can be, some people say he should leave, I think GJ should leave, he is on massive wages and he does not play well he keeps making the same mistakes, maybe a clause gives him the I don't care attitude because he knows no matter how many mistakes he makes or how bad he plays he knows he will be picked, after our last game it showed everyone what our back line should be, let's see if he get picked as soon as he is fit and manquillo gets dropped, in my eyes flanno and manquillo are a lot better than GJ

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02 Sep 2014 18:12:32
“Liverpool didn’t accept and then QPR made an offer to buy him immediately. But the proposal for the player was not a proposal for an important player.

Eds can u explain this to me it's about the QPR deal for borini I just don't get the important player bit can u enlighten me?

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I don't know where the quote is from but I suspect an agent. What it means is that the deal offered was not acceptable to the player - who perhaps rates his abilities higher than some folks, and demands a package that reflects the abilities he has. His agent will continue to look for a deal in Italy for him.}

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I see cheers ed appreciate that!

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It's what it's always about mate. Money. In other words I'll not even make the bench for 6 months at Liverpool but sod playing football for a another Premier League team and instantly become the hero to all the little kids and hear the fans sing my name, when I can just sit at home raking in all this money every week, watch all my money pile up whilst my career fizzles into nothingness. #winner

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02 Sep 2014 17:51:19
Ed001, thoughts on Sunday's game? In particular I'd like your thoughts on the performances of Sakho and Balotelli (I know you aren't convinced by his signing, though it is early days). I thought I'd sent this the other day but perhaps not.

Personally thought it was a great team performance, with everyone playing their part. The CB pairing looked a little shaky at the start but for their first game together I thought they played very well. Balotelli did everything except score, worked hard and played well.

Thanks Ed.

P.s. To all Eds, particualrly Ed002 thanks for your hard work during the window!

DanTD

Ed02{Ed002's Note - He is not around right now Dan - maybe tomorrow or the next day. Keep it greasy.}

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02 Sep 2014 16:48:51
Hi fellow reds,
I wanted to find out everyone's opinions on M.Sakho. He looked very good in the World Cup for France but anytime he plays for Liverpool he looks nervous and lacking in confidence. I think he has the potential to be an excellent player for Liverpool but needs to up his game. On Sunday against Spurs he came more and more into the game but his start didn't fill me with confidence.
Nigel Y.N.W.A

Nigel89

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He has the potential to be a great centre half, but just needs to calm himself down, hoping that him and Lovren works out.

Also think they need more protection in front of them, would love to see the big lad Can as defensive midfield as he has the physique and the nouse to do it.

We really just need a settled defence realy, Manquillo, Lovren, Sakho and Moreno could be a really good back four.

Mr Dennis

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02 Sep 2014 17:23:49
In a way you contradicted your self. You said he didn't feel you with confidence and he's lacking in confidence yet he came more into the game as it went on. Surely it's obvious he just needs playing time?

RedTwist

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He's a bit like MIGNOLET were you alway's get the impression an accident is waiting to happen, and it normally does, ending in a goal. .

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A good run in the team might well help him show what he is all about. With Skrtel out injured for 4 weeks, he has the chance to show just that.

The real AG

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02 Sep 2014 17:54:21
I'd echo what Mr Dennis says. Potentially great, has the raw attributes, pace, power, decent on the ball and a good instinct for his age.

But he has a rash streak in him. At times his thought process seems to be "I'm going to try to get to the ball first regardless of whether I can reach it or there's someone in my way", that's going to (& has) result in being caught out of position or give away fouls. He needs to read the game a little bit better and know when he can't do that or when he doesn't need to.

Now on the whole I thought he was decent last season, so he doesn't have far to go to be a top defender, imo.

- Something Red -

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Sakho gave the ball away twice all game from what I can remember. Can't we just applaud the fact that Tottenham pressed really well and made it hard for us to play out from the back?

All this shakey nonsense as well. Tottenham had two chances; Adebayors chip and Chadli's volley. If your defence restricts a supposed Champions league spot rival to just 2 chances in 90 minutes, they're doing just fine.

You can't expect them to have 100% pass completion or never get exposed by what is simply good attacking play. The best teams will find a way through you every so often. Even if you have Neuer, Lahm, Ramos, Kompany and Alaba in defence; you'll still concede a few chances every game. That's just football. They coped well and they got the clean sheet. It really is that simple.

First clean sheet in nearly 10 games comes when Skrtel and Johnson are missing. Coincidence?

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He's a big girls blouse! (only joking) he needs to lose the fear factor and read the game better, we need a settled defense now and it will improve.

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I think Sakho just needs to play a lot more games, like anything else in life the more you do something the better you get, he has the potential so to get that potential out of him he needs to play a whole season, then he will get better and his confidence will come and with that we will have the best CB pairing in the prem its down to BR to play him, and thatgoes for all the other with potential,

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Agree about his rushing in, needing to read the game better.
Maybe he needs to adjust to the speed of the league, which is much quicker than the International game.
Give him a sustained run, in a back four which doesn't change each week and we might start to see the form he produces for France, which I think we all agree is very good.

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If it was skrtel who gave the ball away twice, would you dare say we should applaud spurs pressing.don't be biased and speak the truth

Jessie Pinkman

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Adam, if you don't think that Sakho looked shaky on sunday then you were watching a different game than the rest of us.

Spurs mightn't have created much, but that wasn't solely down to a rock solid back four, far from it.

Alan Measles

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The truth is out there Jessie.
Lay off your own stash pal ;0)

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02 Sep 2014 16:47:40
Well I figured I'd try it out.

We all know that we can win with Sturridge, Sturridge.
Chances are he'll score again it's sturridge sturridge
His left foot is like a gun, he scores goals just for fun
He shoots he scores, we win it's Danny sturridge.

Maybe for those that want a new last line, you could throw in "we go again". There are a few different tones this could adapt.

TjRed

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02 Sep 2014 15:05:47
been coming on this site for years, literally only just realised there's loads of different "footballteam"-rumours.co.uk how does this work? is it the same eds across all the pages? jesus that's a lot of work. I thought as well when people were told to "try the football team x page" they were just getting told to piss off. I feel less special now :(. but anyway, came on here to say thanks to the eds for all the hard work again for this window, which appears to be a lot more than I originally thought!

RedJoel

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Some Eds only do the pages of certain teams. Some only do one team.}

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02 Sep 2014 14:47:03
Ed002, Out of curiosity and you did say last night, Vidal might still leave Juventus.
Was there any last minute bid from any clubs ( including UTD ) for the player?

Ed02{Ed002's Note - No there weren't.}

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02 Sep 2014 14:43:34
Big thank you to the Eds, especially ED01 & Ed002. The time and effort is hugely appreciated.

Thank you.

JimmyHustle

Ed02{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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02 Sep 2014 14:27:36
Hi eds, do you think with all the ins /outs, have the wages come down significantly and will it mean we will be ok for financial fairplay, thanks in advance

srlfc

Ed02{Ed002's Note - No.}

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02 Sep 2014 14:01:26
Thanks a lot ed for your help throughout the window


Большое спасибо ред за помощь во всем окне



Gracias a ed mucho por su ayuda a lo largo de la Ventana


Gratias a sortem ed pro subsidio tuo in Fenestra




おかげでたくさんの窓を通してあなたの助けを編Gr


Grazie ed molto per il vostro aiuto in tutta la finestra

धन्यवाद विंडो भर में आपकी मदद के लिए एक बहुत एड

Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe ed in der gesamten Fenster

Merci une ed beaucoup pour votre aide tout au long de la fenêtre

Thanks a lot ed voor uw hulp in het hele venster

非常感谢编辑在整个窗口的帮助

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}

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Just out of curiosity how many of those languages could you read?

Ed02{Ed002's Note - My languages are not great - you need one of my wives for that. Aside from English I speak fluent French and little bits of Italian, Spanish and German. Anything else is a bit of a strain.}

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Go raibh maith agat as do chuidiú san fhuinneog seo (from all your grateful Irish readers)

Learpholl

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02 Sep 2014 15:56:47
Ta La! (old school)

Ta Lad! ( todays whippersnappers!)

Ta Girl. for Ed002

Keepin' it real!

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02 sep 2014 16:44:42
tusan takk ed002, veldig bra!

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02 Sep 2014 17:04:04
Diolch yn fawr

Bangor eye Dave ynwa

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Harry
bra?Which language mate?

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One thing I learned today is that Google translate ain't very reliable
Reading the hindi line
man it's all wrong

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02 Sep 2014 18:25:13
Reet

Its norks. You naughty little devil.

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Taferawllyerardwerk

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Reet - the French and Spanish are a bit off too ;-)

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02 Sep 2014 13:40:45
Apologies if this has been already mentioned, but my understanding was that Falcao and indeed Welbeck were NOT completed by the deadline last night.
Why then were these deals allowed go through?
I believe the premier league allowed extensions for both clubs to complete the deal. Is this a case of certain clubs getting preferential treatment?
I mean, either there is a deadline or there isn't surely?!
Saying all this they both seem like odd decisions by both clubs.
Utd need a midfield and defence. so they buy Falcao?!
Arsenal badly needed a striker and although Welbeck is an improvement on the young lad they have up front at the moment, he's hardly prolific?!

zod1973

Ed01{Ed001's Note - stop moaning, every club has the option to ask for an extension if required. It happens every single window, but your ignorance is showing because you have only noticed now it is United and Arsenal using the extension.}

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It is perfectly legitimate to use the extension if you complete the correct paperwork and all parties are happy to conclude the deal. So no big deal to me, our business was concluded ages ago and i'm happy with that.

Mr Dennis

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Didn't Hull ask and receive also for Ben Arfa?

Bleedin' favouritism for the huge clubs!

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Didn't we ask for one to sign kewell ed?

Nevada

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02 Sep 2014 12:03:15
Edd001 who in your opinion has had the best.window?. I would have.to say Chelsea, and united as the possibile worst of they fail to finish outside the top 4

Big Al

Ed01{Ed001's Note - best? Impossible to say, on paper you would have to say Hull, but they might all be disasters. Worst? Again difficult, but Villa look like a relegation team with the crap they have brought in.}

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Whilst I agree Senderos is absolutely awful, they seem to be doing alright. At the moment anyway

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Crap is a harsh word. Maybe "deadwood" is preferable.

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Aston Villa's back 4 are: Hutton, Senderos, Vlaar, Cissokho.

Sooner rather than later, they will be found out.

The real AG

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Hull had a great window, in my opinion. Diame for ~£3.5M is a good deal and if they can get Ben Arfa to actually play football he'll do well. Be interesting to see how Abel Hernandez gets on as well.

RDL

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Big Al, I've retread your OP several times, I think you mean finish outside the top 4 but I'm not entirely sure.

The best window for me was Chelsea, they identified their weaknesses early and bought quality, all while spending very little money.

Sanchez was a great signing for Arsenal and whilst United fans generally love Welbeck, we're not convinced he will help them much.

I don't know enough of some of your signings but you've strengthened on top of finishing 2nd last year and look today again.

United are clearly making a statement or panicking (take your pick) and it will take time to bed everyone in but it's long overdue and is likely to be a hoot.

Personally, can't see anyone but Chelsea winning the League this year.

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That should say you look tidy again

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02 Sep 2014 12:55:55
Having been an avid reader of this site for a long while now, feeling much like a peeper, always watching - no action, I have finally put my curtain twitching days behind me and registered. Hi everyone, my names Alex and i'm a Liverpool supporter.

Now that the transfer window is finally closed, I can say that, in general, I am happy with how the club conducted its business this summer. Although still a bit worried about the financial aspect of increased wages going forward etc I think we have bought well to increase squad size and give better options from the bench.

I am looking forward to watching the reds this season, competing on all fronts, and playing the beautiful attacking football I grew up watching.

I was looking over the suggestions for songs for a few of the players and wanted to offer my own efforts.

To the tune of the Adams family:

Hes big and full of courage,
He makes defenders worry,
His name is Danny Sturridge,
Hes Liverpool FC.

Or perhaps, to the tune of the song Monster (whats that coming over the hill)

Whos that wearing our number nine,
Its Ricky Lambert, its Ricky Lambert

As you can tell, songwriting is not my forte.

Al_NeverWalkAlone

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Whatever happened to that other Alex that always came on here and slated LFC? Annoying but entertaining persona, he was. Would've loved to give him some stick last season

LionRed

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Lol' you make it sound like a illness "my names Alex and I'm a Liverpool supporter". You can go to meetings for it

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Will you be there repenting AJH?

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Ps Welcome aboard Alex

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02 Sep 2014 12:55:43
Remember when we went to Tottenham and lost 4-0?

Seems like so long ago now

Random Red

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It was and since then we have been progressing at a quicker rate than anyone in the league. Long may that continue!

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Yep. Skrtel and fatman Charlie got send off.

The real AG

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Those were dark days. I must say I use to fear spurs last season and the season before but they have digressed substantially, there squad not as strong as it use to be

LionRed

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02 Sep 2014 12:43:39
is there any chance Eds or anyone else who knows

Can we have a summary of all Liverpools in & outs (players from 1st and reserves etc)

Thanks

gareth242000

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Someone has already done it - see earlier posts please.}

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02 Sep 2014 12:27:10
Without Dagger, have we lost our cutting edge?

Zeddicus

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I cannot believe this got a disagree lol. I laughed mate, don't worry. It wasn't lost on everyone!

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Was that a joke?

Marioantle

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Boo hoo, way too many serious folks here.

It is a joke!

The real AG

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Msrioantoe

Dagger?The one used by Dastan in Prince of Persia?Like really?

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02 Sep 2014 15:56:36
And without suarez we've lost our bite up front!

done deal

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Pmsl Zed ;0) he he he.
Did you get the Porsche? your dad must be very pleased with himself?

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02 Sep 2014 12:14:30
Well, if everyone's doing it.
* Ahem*
He plays at left back
That's pretty much it
Alberto Moreno
Makes Luke Shaw look *censored*

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02 Sep 2014 12:22:35
I don't see Shaw featuring anytime soon.
To shed some (15kg) is one hell of a task. lols

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Stole your last line, sorry.

When your captain Stevie, impregnates Xabi, That's Moreno!

Made Townsend a t!t, Made Luke Shaw look quite s**t, that's Moreno!

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Censored doesn't rhyme with "it".

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02 Sep 2014 12:11:34
Disappointed with.borini, he.wont even.make it on the bench with.our attacking players. Every journo has.stated his wage.demands. We were getting a.good fee and with his lack of.playing time in the future, who will want or pay.that amount again? Im.sure Sunderland and QPR will not want.to go back in for him. Its.lose lose for everyone IMO. As a footballer i'd imagine youd want to play, only he knows his reasons.

Big Al

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02 Sep 2014 13:57:34
Yes his reasons are, u bought him, payed him the wages and now becase u dnt want him he should just leave and accept any deal? Why? because if not that will harm his amazing Italian career? Like it or not like clevs with us sometimes u just have to take it on the chin.

CTR

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02 Sep 2014 14:00:35
What do you get paid at work, let's assume £30,000 for arguments sake. If a less reputable company came in for you, but it was a promotion in terms of job role and they wanted to pay you £20,000, would you take it?

People need to realise that this is their career at the end of the day and even though they get paid a ridiculous amount as it is, people grow accustomed to what they earn. It is essentially the clubs fault for putting these players on the salaries they are on.

We cannot expect every player to be willing to move for the love of playing etc. We also cannot assume that he doesn't genuinely want to stay and fight for a place. Henderson was told he could leave, and decided to stay and fight for his place, as did Flanagan, look at them now. I'm not suggesting the same will happen with Borini, people just need to look outside the box and try and see it from the players perspective.

I'm also not suggesting that I agree with Borini, the club could have done with the money and reduced wages. I also believe that he could do with going out and playing regularly at his age and don't believe that he will make it here (unfortunately as I have always believed he would). I will not, however, say that he is a b***ard or p**k etc as I think that is a little bit over the top and quite frankly, a naïve and pathetic way to see things.

Btw, I'm not saying you, Big Al, have said all the above.

TCotton

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CTR
Your right,, mate

Big Al

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He only gets around £45kpw at Liverpool, QPR offered him £58kpw.

But its done so there is no point going on about it. looking at the touch fixture list we have coming up a stretch of games where we have like 7 games in a row, 6 games in a row, 8 games in a row, with 3-4 day breaks in between. Players like Borini & Suso will come in handy when we want to rest players but not lose quality on the pitch.

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02 Sep 2014 14:37:55
Tcotton

I don't mind him staying, But He won't be playing any game under BR. And let's stop this standing ovation for Borini's decision, Its nothing to do wiith football.

If I was Borini, I would have showed my middle finger to BR and moved to a club to resseruct my career.

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02 Sep 2014 15:43:58
Exactly boom, if he's so confident in his own ability you move on when not wanted and put yourself in the shop window like coates has I hope he has a great season I think he's got amazing abilaty but just doesn't suit rodgers style
Borini is never on this earth worth 90k a week.

jaydee ynwa

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If he wants to stay and genuinely fight for a place then I wish him all the best. Remember mcmanaman when Madrid wanted to sell him? The fans loved him even more for staying and fighting for his place.

done deal

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02 Sep 2014 16:20:29
Or maybe harry he just backed his ability and thought through hard work he could force his way in? How did that work for Henderson?

CTR

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02 Sep 2014 16:35:59
CTR

You ain't getting the point. Henderson had no clue of his exit till the last day. Borini knew He isn't wanted by BR as early as August.
If there was a slightest indication of his inclusion, We wouldn't have entertained a bid from QPR at the very last minute.
I am also not sure, If He has fallen out with BR, then its another Reina all over.

I feel for the player and would have walked out from the club and proved my b*** outside.

Pogba is doing at Juventus.

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Perhaps he just didn't get the move he was looking for, Harry? I'm near positive if an acceptable bid had come in for a destination he wanted (say in Italy) he would have likely left, but his options were Sunderland and QPR. No disrespect, but neither are exactly looking like guaranteed PL clubs at the moment, so I can't fault his apparent ask of a big payday at least from the one as it's a bit of a gamble to go there, in the same way I'd expect to be paid quite a bit more going to work for a start-up rather than an established company.

A bit of a sad day that a United supporter is the one sticking up for our players on here.

RDL

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No, you don't get it Boom. It takes two sides (the club and the player) to make an entry into the team. And it takes two sides (the club and the player) for the player to make an exit while a contract is in force. Everything else is whining. You didn't complain much last summer when the club forced Suarez to stay against his wishes and respect his contract. And now that the shoe is on the other foot you expect Borini to just walk away, tail between the legs? Take off the rose tinted glasses, Einstein.

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Hes out his depth an not good enough he needs to grow a pair an get on with it.

num23

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02 Sep 2014 17:52:03
How u can quite compare Pogba situation to borini is astounding to say the least mate.

It does not matter whether borini knew or Henderson the fact is maybe he feels if he works hard he much like Henderson has he may have a future at anfield? Right now if he leaves its a step down, brenda signed him & maybe borini feels he hasn't been given a chance?

Or he could of joined qpr got in a relegation battle, left if they got relegated, been called a mercenary and joined another club!

CTR

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Lots of people wrote off Henderson, he refused a deadline day deal to Fulham and now look where he is. We have potentially 60 games this season and his ability to play forward or wide forward will be a bonus, Aspas or Borini? It's a no brainer.

Mr Dennis

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02 Sep 2014 11:47:01
Greetings Eds& Fellow Reds

Want to say cheers to the Eds great job managing the usual madness & paranoia coming up to deadline day.

Overall happy with our business, I think we have a better squad that last season and have decent cover in most positions .

Lots of work to do to get top 4 in my view . I think that we have to realise that in terms of squad development we are a year or two behind Citey & Chelsea . Rome wasnt built in a day and neither will this team under BR .

I do think we have enough to make a challenge if the squad gels sonner rather than later .I would add a word of caution that BR has some big decisions to make this year .

1) Stevie G must be managed well in terms of his playing time . He will be vital in Champions league and may need to play less in the prem . We must give Can playing time he looks like a real player who maybe needs to be a bit more streetwise in regards to discipline, this requires game game

2) Defence, need to have an established CB partnership .I think that Lovren will play so finding another starter who will get the shirt automatically is key .I also think that Lovren needs to talk more he is strong and dominant but seems to always want to win the ball even when its maybe not ther eto be won.

2) Sturidge & Ballotelli . Looked good against spurs together but 2 up front will not work in every game .

Overall just happy that the focus will; now be on the pitch and like last year am feeling confident that we will give the Mancs neck pains as they look up the table at us this year!

YNWA

kobi

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Lovren talks constantly throughout the game.

The problem with the diamond is that it gives space on the flanks to the opposition, but I still think it is the most effective formation for us, allowing us to field 2 up top and play a good mixture of defensive and offensive midfielders.

The real AG

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Agree with The real AG here.
Lovren is by far the most vocal at the back so I'm not sure why you are saying he needs to talk more?
He is constantly organising the back 4 and is showing real leadership from the back, something we sorely missed last season and something that Carra was world class at.

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02 Sep 2014 11:27:28
Just curious, is anyone worried about Man UTDs window? Despite the money spent and names attached, I'm neither envious nor panicking about the rivalry between our clubs. Does anyone else feel the same? I think part of it is down to our window being so productive.

nickofella

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I can see them improving over time but they haven't addressed there problems.

U could see how isolated Rooney & rvp were against burnley because there mid is awful, no point signing di Maria & falcao if you never have the ball or can't defend.

I think our team is in a different league to there's right now, we have balance.

With utd It's like a woman who needs heart surgery but got a boob job instead.

BennyC

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United where always going to do what they have just done. The longer they stay out of the champions league the harder it will be for them to get back in.

Probably the only one I would have had out of there buys would be falcao.

I seen on there banter page saying only sakho and henderson/gerrard would make there team. There living in dream world sterling and sturridge would walk straight into that team and also lovren.

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At least the deadline day business has stopped them harping on about the pre season cup and the Adidas kit deal ha ha

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I'm with you there Benny. If you haven't read Dwight Yorke's comments on ssn you def should, made me chuckle.

nickofella

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02 Sep 2014 13:14:56
Lavers

Spot on. Sterling and Sturridge vs Johnes and Evans. can't wait to happen.

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The potential fall from grace is now much higher than before the window. its a no win for them. all that money and expectation - if it fails it could have a disastrous effect on the business as a whole.

Whether it happens or is true, that's just made me feel better thinking about it!

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02 Sep 2014 11:23:53
Dan Sturridge, Sturridge
We stole you from Stamford Bridge
Your as cool as a h@@@in fridge
Dan Sturridge, Sturridge

Feel free to alter anything as long as Danny gets his song

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He's name is Danny and he dances when he scores,
Just a demon, puts defenders on the floor,
And when he shots he really shows you all he can.
Oh Danny, Danny! Dance across the Kop End Stand.

I'll get me coat.

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I like it Red 66.

But maybe just tweak it:

' Dan Sturridge, Sturridge,
We saved you from Stamford Bridge,
He scores and he's he**ing quick
Dan Sturridge Sturridge

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Leicester Red

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I like it, Good call .

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02 Sep 2014 11:20:52
34 m net spend we r stronger squad now top 4 is very achievable, wouldn't it be funny if arsenal pip utd to forth with goals from welbeck over the course of the season.the way I see it city stronger Chelsea stronger, US stronger, arsenal not sure, utd stronger so I'm sorry to say but I see 1Chelsea2city3Liverpool4utd.Hope I'm wrong and their decline continues.

Tommy Irish Red

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United are far from stronger. They lost Giggs, Scholes, Vidic, Ferdinand and Evra over the last 2 seasons and have only replaced Giggs and arguably Evra with genuine qaulity.

How do you accomodate Mata, Rooney, Januzaj, Herrera and Di Maria in the same team? Are Blind and Fletcher really a world class holding midfield pair and can they even afford to play Blind there?

They have some excellent inidividuals, but a complete lack of balance with the two key components missing; a midfield general and a dominant centre back.

Blind will liekly be shoehorned into centre back. Rojo will also be shoehorned into centre back despite clearly being better at left back. Their partner? The world class Phil Jones! So a midfield of Fletcher, Mata and Di Maria it is then? I reckon even a Tony Pulis team could cut through that side with a pair of safety scissors! No leadership, no tenacity, no power and no tactical awareness. Boy this is going to be fun :') Rooney and Falcao/Van Persie (whoever's fit enough to walk) are going to be feeding off scraps! You can't mount an attack without a team to anchor it. Van Gaal deserves a medal if he gets them into the top 8 because I personally think it will be:
City
Liverpool
Chelsea
Arsenal
Everton
Spurs
Southampton
Swansea

Having seen every teams business completed and looked at each squad, I genuinely don't think United are better than any of those teams. In fact, I'd go as far to say Newcastle and Stoke have a good chance of finishing above them! I wonder what odds I'd get on United finishing outside the top 10?

Van Gaal will be gone by Chritmas.

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02 Sep 2014 13:14:38
Hope your right EMS.

Tommy Irish Red

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02 Sep 2014 13:16:29
Chelsea to win the title and We will be fighting with City for the second spot.
Arsenal would be biggest dissapointment of the season.

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02 Sep 2014 13:22:40
Funny isn't it how Manchester United are not good enough to get into the top 8, yet you people seem obsessed with us.

ZZ Top

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Harry

I had been saying that about Arsenal weeks ago

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We had too much positive vibes here for far too long after our excellent year last season and a good transfer window. So, being the ever magnanimous people we are, we are trying to redress the balance with some talk of negativity. Naturally, the Manchester United thing is out there for anyone to discuss as it is synonymous with close to everything negative with football.

Obsessed? Nah, you are the ones who are down in the bottom half of the league, and still singing Liverpool related songs at your home games.

The real AG

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02 Sep 2014 15:03:05
The more you talk about how bad we are the weaker you look.

redrosie

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Not funny at all mate, its an open discussion, we're trying to get our heads round the fact that you brought in two world class players that you didn't need and will still finish outside the top four.

Anonymous Woolback

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02 Sep 2014 15:22:43
ZZ top

Obsession with Man UTD?. Give me a break. Just 2 more windows mate. just 2 more windows and you are down completely.

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02 Sep 2014 16:06:15
Be interesting when utd don't qualify for champs league again this season. can you see the owners sticking around?

done deal

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I'm obsessed for explaining my opinion to another Liverpool fan, yet your the one trawling through the Liverpool banter site lol

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Ems, surely they will play 4-4-2 now? Or a variation. Especially if vanny p is out. Maybe they'll adopt the narrow diamond like us, herrara and Maria either side of blind, mata at 10 and falcao and Rooney up top.

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02 Sep 2014 10:54:04
Morning eds, not so much the drama we come to expect of a transfer deadline day. Hope you guys all managed your selves ok & didn't get any abuse frm fans asking why ain't there club going for such and such a player?
A question if I may? Don't wanna discuss transfer fees, taxes or agent fees so on because I have no idea what transfers entail but was wondering if you guys know if our wage bill has risen much after this window? I understand we have bought super mario & a few other players that might be on significant wages but we seem to have moved on a few, Suarez being the main contributor & I suspect reina & agger were on a few bob too? Not to mention Moses & cissoko loans coming to an end plus loaning out a fair few ourself. I'm hoping the eds can answer this & it won't attract abuse frm fans.
Well done all the people who run this site including all the eds we don't here frm as much u guys must have had to siev through so much rubbish yesterday.
Cheers kj

kjmainstreet

Ed02{Ed002's Note - The wages are indeed up.}

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02 Sep 2014 11:40:37
Nobody knows the details of the wages so imo even if eds say wages r up its a pure guess a lot of high earners have left and new contracts r success related I would guess they r down with a bit of room for 1r2 additions in Jan.

Tommy Irish Red

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Actually it is not a guess. Wages are up based on data the club submitted for the transfers. It was a simple calculation to deduct those late loanees. Perhaps one thing the Liverpool fans are not aware of is that the increase agreed to Suarez's new contract earlier in the year did not kick in until this season.}

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02 Sep 2014 12:04:33
Ed I don't mean to be smart here but data about transfers does that include info on a player's wages surely they have a right to some privacy.

Tommy Irish Red

Ed02{Ed002's Note - The wage data is submitted and recorded by the authorities. It is part of the data that subsequently has to be provided separately for the purposes of FFP (which cares specifically about the wage bill for the playing staff - as well as for the club as a whole). This has been the case since the beginning of the 2011/12 season.}

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In general, of the 20 PL teams this season, has any team reduced their wage bills?

The real AG

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I am not going to get in to this. Sorry.}

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02 Sep 2014 14:43:20
Cheers Ed002 hope you had a grief free evening yesterday?

kjmainstreet

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I spent a lot of it in the pub. Thanks.}

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No problem.

The real AG

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02 Sep 2014 10:49:39
Can't believe people think borini stayed to fight for his place he stayed because neither of the interested parties wanted to pay his wages & he'd rather be 4th choice picking up a big wage than playing football. However if I was given a 5 year contract to do a job & be extremely well paid to do nothing I wouldn't leave a day early either.

not one of harrys

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02 Sep 2014 11:42:40
Maybe he can take a look at Henderson who was offered to Fulham and stayed thank God.

Tommy Irish Red

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Borini for some reason has in his head that he's this world class striker and wants to play for a big team. He needs to understand he's not.
But he's here this season so let's support him!

BennyC

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02 Sep 2014 12:08:30
Tommy

Henderson hadnt had a clue on his exit untill the last day.
Borini was given the green light by the club and Manger as early as August. What was he doing all these 30 days is beyond me.
If He wants to fight for a place, The club wouldn't have accepted a late bid of QPR.
He has also made Sunderland fans against him.

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Let us look at the positives of keeping Borini.

1. I think BR wants to compete in all tournaments, hence more games.
2. Sturridge is injury prone
3. Balotelli has a tendency to pick up red cards.
4. I dunno if Lambert can play a full 90 min. It is said he has a bad back

If both Sturridge and Balotelli is unavailable, then we are going to have a tough time. I also think that Balo and sturridge can´t play all our games, so to maintain their fitness, using Borini wouldn´t be a bad idea.
I think he will have the same role as Javier hernandez when he played for Man U. He didn´t get a lot of games but he had a decent goal to match ratio.

RedFuzz

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It is none of that. He wants to go back to Italy and the Italian teams couldn't afford him this summer. In January, maybe he will go on loan to Italy.

The real AG

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02 Sep 2014 13:18:34
Redfuzz

Chelsea has only one striker ( out and out ) upfront to comepte on all fronts.
What happens if Costa gets Injured?. Fixtures postponed aah?

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Boom, I´m not sure what you´re trying to point out. The Chelsea situation has nothing to do with us.

Sure we can compare them to us, but it´s hard to compare LFC to CFC since we have different philosophies.

You say that Costa is their only striker. I´m sure Loic Remy and Drogba would be offended by that statement. Second CFC can play different formation with success. So can LFC, but 4-1-2-1-2 is the most prolific. That is the formation we played when Suarez was a LFC player, and we did great. We also played 4-3-3, but I don´t think it works that great without Suarez.
I would also say that only having three recognized strikers is a gamble if CFC wants to compete on all fronts. The thing is that Costa is like suarez in the sense that he never gets injured, and when he does, he is back the next week. Also, CFC usually only play with one striker in their formation.

So comparing CFC to LFC makes little to no sense, since our playing styles differs.

RedFuzz

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02 Sep 2014 16:46:48
Redfuzz

Playing style has nothing to do with Strikers, Whether you play 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1. You need a striker.
Chelsea have only 3 strikers and until yesterday, Torres was their back up If Costa were to be rested.

And TBH, They would be competing on all 4 fronts like us.

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02 Sep 2014 10:41:54
Rookie, I got some inspiration from your Sturridge song hope you don't mind, anyone feel free to change my attempt . It's about time Danny had his own song.

We brought this lad from Stamford bridge, Sturridge, Sturridge
His finishing cooler than a fridge, Sturridge, Sturridge
He's lightning fast, he'll do his dance, he'll leave defenders in a trance
Daniel Sturridge a hero on the Kop .

We gave this lad his golden chance, Sturridge, Sturridge
Now he just loves to score and dance, Sturridge, Sturridge
Just give him the ball and watch his skill in the blink of an eye it will be 1-0
Daniel Sturridge a hero on the Kop

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02 Sep 2014 14:02:10
Best one I've seen so far

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Nice 1 Red, I like it :D

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02 Sep 2014 10:35:44
Hi eds and fellow reds, I've visited this site for years now and often posted but haven't done for a while. I suppose today I am asking for you support more than anything. My mum is today having her second liver transplant in 6 days. Her body rejected the first and this her last chance salloon now. Is there any chance you could say a little prayer for her and have her in you thoughts today? It would be very much appreciated. From a fanatic red

Ian the red

ian the red

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Ian, I truly hope that your mum gets through this tough time and I am certain that every member of this community will spare a thought for her, whether they pray to a god, call out Gauranga, venerate Vishnu, respect a higher being or chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Our thoughts will be with your mother and your family. Please let us know how she gets on.}

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02 Sep 2014 10:46:50
Ian red

My prayers with her mate. Everything will be fine. Keep the faith.

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02 Sep 2014 10:51:36
Ian, I hope your mum gets well soon, stay strong.

YNWA

Adam

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02 Sep 2014 10:53:13
Thoughts are with you Ian the Red at this difficult time! hope all goes well!

Big Al T

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02 Sep 2014 10:57:19
Thoughts are with you and your family Ian, your mum will be in my thoughts today :) hope all goes as well as could be expected, good luck friend YNWA

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02 Sep 2014 11:04:13
Best of Luck.

lyndon

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I hope everything goes well for your Mum Ian. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

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02 Sep 2014 11:30:37
My thoughts and prayers are with you Ian mate .

kobi

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02 Sep 2014 11:45:26
I pray the Almighty God give your mum divine healing IJN, Amen!

Celestyn

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02 Sep 2014 11:55:48
Thinking of you mate.

WaltonRed

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Hope your mum pulls through pal wish her all the luck in the world!
YNWA!

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My father in law had the same transplant a few years ago, luckily it all went well. can't say I know what you are going through but I could see the stress and anxiety all over my wife. ill be thinking about you and your family and hoping it all goes well for you!

STEPH1

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02 Sep 2014 11:59:00
Ian I remember we had a good oul time winding up spurs fans last year when they were running down Liverpool's chances of top 4.Ian I lost my mother in 2010 and its very hard still but I told her how much I loved her before she died and I know she knew how bad I would take her loss I haven't even went to the pub since my advice is say all you can to your mum before she goes for the operation and enjoy every moment you have after it hopefully. my prayers r with you Ian

Tommy Irish Red

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02 Sep 2014 12:00:22
All our thoughts are with you mate

allseeingaaiiii

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The very best of luck to your mom, Ian. Everyone here hopes she gets through this this time around.

The real AG

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Thoughts with you and your family

dubred68

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Ian I haven't posted in ages either but I read this fantastic site daily. I will be thinking of you and your mum. Praying she gets better.

Micheal

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02 Sep 2014 12:55:07
Hi Ian,

Hope she recovers well and in time. on behalf of LFC fans in Singapore our thoughts and prayers are with her, u and your family. God bless.

YNWA

khai

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God Bless mate, best of luck to you and your family YNWA

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It's always a difficult time when one of our loved ones are ill.

Just now, after reading your post, I spent time with the healing angels asking them to visit your mother and to guide her soul while going through this.

I, like everyone, whatever football team they support, wish you and your family all the very best.

I am sure she will fight this and will do everything in her being to make it through this difficult time.

Don't forget lad, YNWA!

vrcomp
Y.N.W.A.

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Thoughts and prayers for your mum and your family mate, YNWA.

Rugby Parker

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YNWA Ian's mum, God be with you.

mk

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02 Sep 2014 15:05:57
I hope your mother gets better.

RedRosie

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02 Sep 2014 15:13:41
Thanks for the fantastic support people! Times like this really do put things in to perspective. Tommy I remember that over on the Spurs site, we had a right old ding dong with em but I think we came out on top that day bud! I will keep you all posted as to how she gets on. Thanks again!

Ian the red

ian the red

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Things like this make us realise how fortunate we are in our lives when we complain about trivial matters compared to this, stay strong, I hope she'll be okay.

Anonymous Woolback

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Your mum and your family will be in my prayers mate. I hope all goes well and she has a speedy recovery.

Red Rum

Red-Rum

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02 Sep 2014 19:02:31
So sorry for you mate my hopes and prayers are with you ynwa

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Fingers crossed Ian Lad xx

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02 Sep 2014 10:33:16
Eds,

Just a big thanks for your efforts over the transfer season. Thank #%^* it's over now though so We can relax and enjoy the footy. What a summer - phew

maltesechris

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02 Sep 2014 10:27:28
Does anyone know what sort of role Borini and Suso will find themselves in this season now they're both staying?

Are they going to continue to be left out of the squad until january or maybe to be given a chance? as I feel both cup competitions could really provide the opportunity to prove themselves.

HX Red

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There not going to play, it's all up to how they train now. They want to stay and play with the big boys so they've got to prove there good enough.
They will get games In the league cup.

BennyC

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They will of course be training with the senior squad. But it seems like a tall order to win a place on the bench ahead of the likes of Markovic, Lallana, Sterling, Coutinho, Balotelli, Lambert and Sturridge.

The same goes for Lucas, who is now the 5th choice central midfield player now behind Gerrard, Henderson, Allen and Emre Can; and it is worth noting that we can play with 2 central midfield players with 1 of Lallana, Coutinho making the 3rd central midfield spot.

League Cup ties are there best hope: to get into the bench.

And when I said Ibe needs a loan, people said they want Ibe to stay as "cover".

The real AG

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02 Sep 2014 10:20:34
I think Chelsea and Liverpool are the Winners of this Transfer window.
Chelsea got everything spot on as early as August.
We have some brilliant players at the club and we have 6 points in the bag, with City and Spurs away already done.

Arsenal and Spurs have been big time dissapointment. don't see Spurs in the top 4 for many years. Arsenal ll have to play Metersacker at the back or even Flamini, If someone gets injured.

I don't wanna start at UTD, I don't see them beating a new look QPR TBH.

Many thanks to the Eds for their wonderful work behid the scenes.

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02 Sep 2014 10:18:01
hey ay moreno.

i wanna know oh oh oh
how you scored that goal!

sorry riise, there's a new LB in town!

Frankly Mr Shankly

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02 Sep 2014 10:07:49
I totally agree with everyone else's sentiments about the hard work the Eds continually do day in day out, especially when the transfer window is open. This is the best site going where you have Eds that know their stuff inside out. And, how true it is that if we only had x (you know who I mean), I'm sure most would go crazy. I had to switch off after 30mins as I got bored with them. Anyway, big thank you to all the Eds. Can't wait for Jan, it's just round the corner ;-). Off course though, plenty of banter before then!

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02 Sep 2014 09:16:08
Well, it's all over until January, unbelievable patience shown by the eds on this site who did a fantastic job .

We had a quiet final day but a busy summer, our acquisitions team closed 41 deals, can you remember them all?-

11 Arrivals ( Lambert, Lallana, Can, Markovic, Manquillo, Moreno, Kevin Stewart, Lawrence Vigouroux, Divock Origi, Dejan Lovren, Mario Balotelli )

11 Loans ( Wisdom, Teixeira, Ilori, Assaidi, Smith, Coates, Aspas, Paez, Origi, Ibe, Luis Alberto )

11 Transfers out ( Suarez, Coady, Kelly, Reina, Hodzic, Robinson, Adorjan, Agger, Petersen, Cissokho, Moses )

8 Released ( Roddan, Mersin, Baio, Bijev, Sama, Sokolik, N'Goo, Mukendi )


Have I left anyone out?

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RoH, who is Lawrence Vigouroux? Didn't hear about the signing of this player!

Ed02{Ed002's Note - A reserve team GK.}

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Why would you put cissokho and moses in the transfers out?

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Bobatron, adding them does highlight the lack of options we had coming out from last season.

We only used about 14/15 players playing regularly, and two of them left from their loans giving us an even thinner squad.

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02 Sep 2014 10:34:43
Moses and Cissokho are , of course , Loan Returns and are therefore changes to the registered playing staff .

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02 Sep 2014 10:37:28
Vigouroux and Stewart signed on the same day from the same club ( Tottenham ) , Vigouroux had a trial with us last season .

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02 Sep 2014 10:41:04
I know he was sh*ep but aspas too

not one of harrys

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Would released not be more appropriate as the contract ended.

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02 Sep 2014 09:44:23
I'm not disappointed that Fabio and Lucas are still with us, and may yet be proven to be valuable cover against injury or to allow Brendan to rest / rotate for the early rounds of domestic cups etc . The club and players can re-evaluate their positions come January . I'm not being disrespectful to either in thinking their long term futures lay elsewhere but while they continue to wear the Liverbird with pride I will give them and the rest of our Team my full support . Good times ahead my fellow Reds .

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02 Sep 2014 09:23:38
I have been kinda off the radar for the last 3/4 days as I was at the Electric Picnic over here in Ireland. Was catching up on the Spurs game and just general stuff on ssn yesterday when I noticed on Liverpool's outgoings that Dan Agger left for Brondby for 3 mil. Gutted to see him go. In this day and age with all the mercenaries that are floating about the game he was a true legendwho really loved the club.
And it says a lot for him too that he went back to his home-town club, when he genuinely could have went on to play for another top club. You'll be missed Dagger. YNWA

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02 Sep 2014 08:25:34
Once again, massive thankyou to the Eds for all your work and your patience through another transfer window.

Just imagine if all we had for transfer news was the likes of .
It's enough to give you nightmares ;-)

anonymush

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}

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02 Sep 2014 08:10:49
Many thanks eds for guiding us through another transfer window without too many of us flipping out.

Great banter reds. Keep it up this season :)

ps - eds, I think the 'agree/disagree' buttons have been a success. They add another dimension - to allow an idea of what other posters are feeling on issues of the day. Thanks again x

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02 Sep 2014 07:54:24
He knows where he stands, the club made it clear, accepted 2 bids and he stayed knowing Brendan has told players who he wanted to move on there time would be very very limited, he won't get a kick for this, wait and see, if a player dosnt move after all this it tells a lot about his character, fighting to prove himself, he has no chance and knows it! Thanks again all, c u January!

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02 Sep 2014 06:24:33
Hi fellow reds / eds,

It feels so good to be sitting back watching transfer deadline day with all of Liverpool's deals done a while ago. It wasn't so long ago that we were all p. d about the clubs failure to sign Clint Dempsey - now look where we are.

I'm not one of those fans who get hyped about any signing (Borini, Assaidi etc) but I have to say that BR and FSG have done a fantastic job this summer. yes we've overpaid for a few players (who doesn't these days) but the depth and quality has improved dramatically, we are finally in a position where we can focus on signing one or two players in future windows (top quality defensive midfielder still needed) as opposed to worrying about the lack of quality and what will happen if we lose one of our few top drawer players.

I think the result at spurs reminded people (including so many pundits) just how many attacking options we have - we could seriously challenge for the title again this season if BR can work on the defensive unit (Moreno, Lovren, Sakho and Manquillo have so much potential). I note that Ed002 has made some interesting comments about players being 'brendaned' but I don't think anyone in their right mind can argue with the sustained improvement over last few years.

I for one am delighted with where we are now - thankyou BR and FSG - YNWA

jam2275

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02 Sep 2014 06:25:19
I think we had a great transfer window, really improved the squad.

Looking forward to the season ahead.

See you in Jan.

Cheers

Macca

ps can't believe how much I am hated on twitter. lol

Macca

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02 Sep 2014 07:27:08
Cheers Macca for all your work and info mate. A great window for us. let's push on now with results.

Respect to you

Regards

Dezmondo

Dezmondo

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02 Sep 2014 07:28:44
I agree, much improved.

Thanks and see you in Jan Macca

Kaizer

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02 Sep 2014 08:09:37
Thanks for all your help Macca.

The real AG

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Thanks to you and the endless work of the Eds, this is the only site where fans can actually find some facts, as opposed to the pure speculation that fills so much of the internet.

And whatever you do, do NOT let the internet haters get to you. Typing from behind a keyboard makes people very aggressive and very stupid, to a point you would never see if they were talking to you in person.

The readers of this site know you are 100% straight and barring a couple if internet morons, we really appreciate you sharing what info you get.

It would be a sad day indeed if we ever lost the info on this site, and had to rely on

anonymush

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Thanks for the info

dubred68

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02 Sep 2014 14:42:49
Macca, Brilliant and well done mate.

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02 Sep 2014 14:43:06
Macca let us know about any lottery numbers you think might win haha! Been absolutely spot on in the window . cheers pal

lukeYNWA

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02 Sep 2014 05:17:25
Really happy Suso has stayed for now. Hope he is given a fair chance now as I think he has talent. Also nice to see lucas staying as well, always liked him even if his form has been off for a while.
Cheers

cvarn2012

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If he can prove to the manager he should be picked over Markovic, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling, he would have done very well.

But, I suspect, like Borini and to some extent, Lucas, he will have to concentrate on trying to get into the bench first.

The real AG

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02 Sep 2014 03:21:47
I saw a similar Sturridge song on here, here's my version :)

We took the lad from Chelsea now he's ours, he's ours
We took the lad from Chelsea now he's ours, he's ours
Hes quick as f***, he loves the club, He dances when he does the studge
Daniel Sturridge scoring for the kop

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I like it. But the best songs have more than one verse. Back over to you Rookie

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02 Sep 2014 00:40:32
Anyone know if Sterling is going to take 11 or 7 maybe seeing as they're both free? Tbh think he deserves 7, what a player he is.

mk

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No. He is going to stick with 31.

The real AG

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02 Sep 2014 08:16:12
He is good enough for 7 r most iconic number.

Tommy Irish Red

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He doesn't want the 7 or the 11. These days, players stick with the numbers they start with or have had luck with. Markovic 50, Balotelli 45, Sterling 31, Sturridge 15 are all examples in our own team.

I am sure Sturridge was good enough for the no. 9 but he never wanted to change his number 15 either.

The real AG

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02 Sep 2014 00:31:02
Just wanted to say I'm really happy with all are business this summer and I think we're finally in the category of every window just looking at one top players for are weak positions, instead of having.to stretch.say.40mil over 6 positions, if we need a Dm we can go and get a player to just come straight.in! Like Chelsea this summer, needed 3 positions filling.boom got them done!

I don't mean real rejects for 40 mil btw to appease the fans!

And I don't know about.anyone else but didn't it feel good not going Omg we need that player in and bricking it because the deadlines approaching, felt good know Brendan and ayre are sipping ice tea on the lawn watching.the great Jim white haha

And finally absolutely ecstatic about.suso, boring and lucas staying. I just hope suso gets a chance because I think he's class and In such aa settled team now think he would shine at tip of diamond. Eds help me out though is suso going.to get a chance, or were we trying to move him on today?!

Sorry for the full stops in all or this btw, typing on my phone and I've had to shrink typing box to see the.words but it's to small to remove full stops.

Of to bed haha

WE ARE LIVERPOOL, AND WE'RE BACK!!''!

YNWA JFT96

Rj91

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02 Sep 2014 00:30:12
Why is everybody complaining about Fabio staying? Fair enough he won't get a lot of game time with us, but he's still a good player to have as backup. People calling him greedy and an idiot for not wanting to move to a lesser club. Why would he want that after being at Roma and Liverpool? He said he wants to stay and fight for his place so let's give him a chance. Don't forget the same thing happened with Jordan Henderson and he is the first name on the team sheet now. No need for the name calling, let's encourage him, get behind him and who knows, he may surprise us. If it doesn't work out then he will eventually move on. He had a great season on loan at Sunderland last season so he atleast deserves a chance to prove himself. I'm hoping he proves everyone wrong! Come on Fabio!

ROI.

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Totally agree, it will be a long and hard season, us being involved thankfully in several competitions, you just never know! It's good to have some options to fall back on in case of injury or whatnot! Let's show Borini what YNWA means, as long he's a read and wants to be here!

HK

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If it doesn't work out at a bigger club, the obvious choice to move somewhere where you would get playing time. Borini will largely be a spectator at LFC at least until January, when I suspect one of the Italian side will get him on a loan.

I am not one of the ones calling him all those bad things by the way. I just don't see how from a sporting perspective, Borini could be helped at LFC.

The real AG

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Well according to the news he agreed to the move in prinpicle but the deal fell on wage demands. So he prefers to get a higher salary and not play. And we are not talking about coming off the bench but not seeing any game time.Yes, everything can happen but in all honesty he needs a massive series of injuries to even come from the bench. If he is not playing it will be even harder to convince big teams to consider him. If he dosen't play I think the club will put a lot o pressure for him to leave on January - and if he moves then what did he get from staying now?
Btw, if the deal was a loan one, and it was the wage demands that failed it, you would think maybe it was in LFC's interest to pay the difference and at least save most of his salary (assuming he wants to get what he is paid now, and not more). But they probably don't want to create precendents.

fanobip

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02 Sep 2014 08:11:29
Borini should have completed a move in the window, He was given green light to move as early as july.
I don't know what was he doing all these days.
He would also be a villain for Sunderland fans, Who waited whole 2 months for him.

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02 Sep 2014 01:37:11
If borini is wanting to prove himself, deserves a chance. Respect him for not wanting to take the easy way out and join a club just cause he won't be in the starting Xl, fair play to him.

bolama

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The reason he's still here is because QPR wouldn't pay him £90,000 a week. Don't pretend otherwise.

Alan Measles

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01 Sep 2014 23:44:15
Hi guys who else would of loved Sandro to lfc if we had room in a way gutted he's gone there seems like a top bloke

Dom83

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I can't wait to see the Vine Video from the changing rooms if Joey Barton starts getting mouthy. Sandro will eat him alive!

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01 Sep 2014 22:40:34
Sturridge Balotelli Lambert and Borini it is then for the season ahead.

Curled1

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I would take that. It is better than Welbeck, Sanchez and Sanogo at the present.

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Curled1
I'm happy with that.
4 options who can all score goals
Maybe Borini won't get many gamy games but he will give his all when called upon and is more than capable of banging in a few goals if he does

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01 Sep 2014 22:24:48
Borini back on to sunderland

Cole25

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01 Sep 2014 22:47:31
i am reading qpr deal is off because of wage demands.where did you read sunderland cole25?

vlr

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01 Sep 2014 22:09:44
Sorry eds I know you don't like people having a go at players but i'm really angy with borini and his transfer situation. It appears its all about wages with this fella as if the bloke can't survive on the wages these clubs are offering. Borini needs football to help him improve but all he is doing is thinking money. Hope he enjoys it in the reserves. Sorry eds i'm really having to watch myself and what I say.

num23

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Not angry with him at all, would you join QPR or Sunderland after Roma and us? I wouldn't either. Admire his will to prove himself.

Mr Dennis

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We're the ones who gave him a contract that lasts the next three years. Not sure why people are seemingly so hostile at the kid as if he tackled Ayre and made him sign it against the club's wishes.

Lesson to learn here is we need to be better about our signings and have a clear strategy in mind for what we're going to do with them. Assaidi, Aspas, Borini, Alberto, Ilori, etc- they're all symptoms of the same problem. Stop blaming the players for it.

RDL

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Obvious to me he thinks more bout money than football just hopeing sunderland pull it out the fire.

num23

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Spot on RDL.

Seano

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01 Sep 2014 23:25:47
Yeah I have to say the lad is trying to save his career. And he did us some favours with important goals last year. We signed him up for several years. If he wants to play for us enough to risk everything who knows he might come good. Other players have done.

Being angry with him is silly. We don't know the full circumstances at all.

Frankly Mr Shankly

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How on earth can we, as Liverpool fans, be angry with the guy?

We signed him, gave him a 5 year deal at a certain amount per week. I've always thought that whenever he played he gave everything. He went to Sunderland and played his heart out. The guy has always given 100% for the club, and now suddenly he is expected to jump ship and take a massive pay cut?

What would you do, in your job? You've been giving everything for 2 years at a firm in the top 5 in the country, even being shipped out to another office at the other end of the country to try and prove yourself, but still you aren't getting anywhere, but you are on £40k a year and that is guaranteed for the next 3 years.

Or would you take a job somewhere else for £25k a year, knowing that you'll have to work just as hard, for less reward, with a higher chance of being injured on the job, and the possibility of your company performing so badly they aren't even considered one of the top 20 companies next year!

How on earth can we blame him?

RedDawn

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Cant blame him. he is in a strong place in the deal and now he's staying we should use him when needed

dubred68

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If I am borini I will stay and fight as hendo did rather than play ugly football at qpr.

kiwikop

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02 Sep 2014 06:58:04
Winding me up seeing people slate Borini. The lad showed real ability on loan last season and hlis obviously willing to fight for his place.
Hes showing more determination and loyalty than many a mercenary out there (Odemwingie to name but one). This lad wants to save his career and is willing to work to do so.
It will also help his club and international career to get some game time with his fellow countryman Balotelli. If Balo and Borini get going we could have Italy's strikeforce as our back up to Englands in Sturridge and Sterling!

Good on you Fabio, you show these 'fans' what it is to fight for a shirt.

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02 Sep 2014 12:14:51
Kiwikop

If I am Borini, I would have got a clear message from my manager, If I am in his plans or not (Clearly He is not, Which is another shame )
He had 30 days to find the right club.

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01 Sep 2014 22:03:17
Can someone please explain to me why it's such a terrible thing to change your mind about a player.

Is it really a cardinal sin to state upon signature that you didn't rate X player when they played for Y team or you call out that the player was having a poor run of form only to be impressed by more recent performances e.g. Henderson or before that Lucas?

Why is it we have to make a judgement call and stick to it instead of rating a player depending on their form?

g1dgo

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I think as long as you state own up to your scepticism and state that the player has made you change your mind then most don't mind. Constructive criticism should be encouraged.

It's those ultras that radically change direction from ultimate bashing (X is crap, I wish Y was injured.) to shouting down anyone who slightly criticises anyone, that ruin it for everyone.

Blind faith isn't a virtue, but neither is the b*tching that goes on. However support is necessary.

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01 Sep 2014 21:48:27
Mario Baletolli 16 mill
Danny Welback 18 mill

(Figures are assumption)

I know which one is the deal.

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Agreed, welbeck is awful.

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Welbeck has the one attribute Balotelli has always lacked - a work ethic.

Balotelli has almost every attribute Welbeck lacks, including the crucial knack of controlling ones own feet unlike a Bambi impersonator.

£16 million for Balotelli seems to look better every day.

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I don`t know which is worse, tbh. Arsenal buying an aweful Danny Welbeck or the fact that they paid a whopping 16m to buy an aweful Danny Welbeck. Someone please help me.

redohio

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I am really surprised Wenger went with Welbeck after purchasing Sanchez.

Kaizer

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01 Sep 2014 21:31:57
Can we buy the Eds a cake when silly season is over? You know, Toure style. You'd prefer a cake to a Bugatti right?

Although from what I read, some of the Eds could stay off the cakes.

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01 Sep 2014 20:56:31
If Lucas doesn't leave tonight or go on loan, I won't be disappointed at all! Experienced player, and we can't win every game with the high press, we are going to need an out and out sitting midfielder occasionally, especially in Europe.

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I agree profusely.

TheGoodWord

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