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21 Mar 2018 00:56:24
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21 Mar 2018 00:33:48
I've only been coming here for a year or two and this is the happiest, most content that I've seen you guys. Me too, our team is class, people knock our midfield but I don't think it's too bad at all. They're not like the old 442 cm's who keep hold of the ball and dominate the opposition, Jamie redknapp springs to mind. Our Cm's protect the defence and turn the ball over as quickly as possible. To harry the opposition, two, three at a time, win the ball and send the front three on their way. For that type of play Hendo, gini and aoc are perfect, lallana too. Can not so much, he is more of the old type cm and will do very well in Italy. I still think he will one day be regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. Keita is also spot on for for our type of midfield. Henderson, Oxlade Chamberlain and Keita. What a midfield that looks now! I can't wait.

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20 Mar 2018 17:35:41
I’m going to be honest here, I expected Salah’s goals to dry up a while ago, I thought he'd run out of steam of the opposition would figure out how to stop him. What he's achieving is hard to fathom, here’s a player who hadn’t made a success of his first crack at the Premier League, who was supposedly a second or even third choice purchase, who isn’t a dedicated striker, in his debut season with a good but still in development side who is on course to have the greatest season, in terms of goal scoring at least, of any player in Premier League history, it’s just crazy!

How crazy? Salah is only the tenth player to score 28 goals in a 38-game PL season, he’s hit that mark with seven games to go. He’s only three goals behind the record for a single season shared between Shearer, Ronaldo and Suarez, barring injury it’s almost a formality that he’ll break it. To hammer home the point he’s currently scoring at a rate of one goal every 85 minutes, only two other players (who scored at least 20 goals) have broken the 90 minute barrier (Ronaldo, 89 minutes in the 07/ 08 season and Kane who holds the record at a goal every 87 minutes last season) .

The surprising thing is that he’s not even a classic world star, he doesn’t bamboozle defenders with fancy tricks or have an unnatural ability to manipulate the ball, he’s just brutally efficient. Klopp’s team is at it’s best either on the counter attack or when it steals the ball in the opposition half, in these situations Salah can receive the ball behind the opposition midfield and find himself in a one on one with defenders who simply cannot cope with his pace and strength. It’s then a ‘simple’ case of creating a half a yard of space and slotting beyond a despairing keeper.

For some reason though, I still doubt the greatness I'm witnessing. The great Liverpool goal scorers of my time have been Torres, Suarez and Sturridge (sadly Fowler peaked just before I started following Liverpool seriously and Owen was never great), I’ve seen each of those players do things that boggle the mind and made me purr but Salah has yet to elicit that reaction in me despite scoring enough goals to put them all to shame. Is it because he plays the game more simply and his style is less aesthetic? Maybe I want to be astonished and he’s made goal scoring look so easy. Whatever my emotional reaction to him objectively he's been sensational, the only question is 'are we witnessing a one-season wonder or the emergence of the next great star'? I can't wait to find out.

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20 Mar 2018 18:11:30
Due to his mentality i seriously doubt Salah is a one season wonder, and i can't wait until he proves it.

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20 Mar 2018 18:42:42
Good read, PR. I always knew Salah would help us as his time at Roma was brilliant. If he had even scored 19 in all comps. like he did at Roma last season, I would have been chuffed cos that is not a total to sneeze at. But man, I did not know he would be this good. Not even good, great. All the credit should go to Klopp for improving him, putting the whole team in a position to harness Salah's qualities and playing Salah more closer to goal, something he was not doing at Roma.

The good thing as Nostradamus said, is that Salah has a fantastic attitude not just to football, but to his life. Everything he does is guided by his faith which shapes his being, recognizing the qualities of hard work, humility, kindness and love for your fellow man. I don't think he will be a one season wonder as well. Why? We will bring in players next season to play alongside him and make him better, just like Klopp did with well, Salah coming in to play alongside Bobbie, Sadio and Cou. And if he even scores 25 goals next season, I'll still be happy.

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{Ed002's Note - Why give all of this creditr to Klopp - he needed persuading by the scouts to even consider buying him?}

20 Mar 2018 18:54:26
That is what a scout is about, seeing what a manager maybe doesn't because he has watched the player more often then the manager might have done
Im sure back in the days of the greatest scout ever Geoff Twentyman he would have had to do the same with the managers he scouted for
The manager get the player and moulds them into his team and give the the right tactics to carry out to make them a success personally and team wise imo so Klopp and the scouts or Michael Edward or whoever all deserve credit.

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{Ed002's Note - Everyone is giving all of the credit to Klopp - it is nonsense.}

20 Mar 2018 19:14:52
Klopp deserves the credit for giving him the freedom to play in the role he is playing. why didn't salah score 28 goals in an inferior lge in italy.

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20 Mar 2018 19:22:18
I have stated that I thought salahs goals would dry up about a month ago I was of the opinion he might be a 1 season wonder.
The feller is beating all expectations. I hope he can continue for at least another season. Really hope he picks up player of the year award.

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20 Mar 2018 19:26:42
Spot on, Fruitba. Ed02, I gave Klopp all the credit for putting the team in a position to harness Salah's talent. After all, he is the one that is paid to get the best out of the players he himself agreed in some way to allow to come here cos he could have stood his ground and said no and Salah would not be here. He gets credit for actually listening and deferring to his scouts instead of making it about himself cos there is a manager not too far from LFC, who makes everything all about himself.

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20 Mar 2018 19:29:41
Im giving equal credit. klopp and salah work well together. Can you imagine salah in mourinho's team. He'd prob still be playing left back replacing luke shaw.

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20 Mar 2018 19:43:49
the team have done a great job. Do we really need to give all the credit in one direction? Klopp has openly said himself what happened, he's been frank about it and it worked out. isn't that a good thing from Klopp? and scouts obviously did their job. so full credit to the team!

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20 Mar 2018 19:36:49
Sorry ed002, but Klopp may not have wanted him as much as Brandt and may have needed pursuading but he is not only in charge of recruitment he's also in charge of coaching players, and I think it would be very naive to think his coaching and man management hasn't improved Salah. Firstly he's put him further up the field and requested he goes for goals more than create them. Whereas in previous teams he's been coached to play more wide and think to create first and score second. Of course the majority of credit goes to the player as it is upto him to make good of his chance and to showcase his talents. But as an example if we had Brendon Rodgers in charge he could have easily played him as a wing back and completely restricted him, so I'd happily argue Klopp deserves credit and it's not nonsense at all.

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{Ed002's Note - He is not in charge of recruitment.}

20 Mar 2018 20:23:19
Makes a change for Salah to get credit he deserves on this forum. I hope he will become a Liverpool great. He is an improving player each year so no reason he can't continue this level.

He is playing with a poor midfield so as the midfield will hopefully improve next season he will look even better.

No Salah take a bow son.

Ed002 I take your point a bit of good luck has come our way.

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{Ed002's Note - No, it is not good luck he is playing the best he ever has. It is the Klopp “blowsiest” who really don’t just get it.}

20 Mar 2018 20:45:19
I meant good luck we have Salah and not Brandt etc. We somehow ended up with the best option so all is good for me.

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20 Mar 2018 20:48:17
I personally think when you get to the levels Salah has this season it is pretty much down to the player and his skill and focus to want to succeed.

I do think out formation and how we set up lends us to his style but hats off to the guy. I really hope he wins something with us.

As for Klopp he's on the right track, we are playing some of the best football in a while. Next transfer window is a big one for us in my opinion. Keep our front three and strengthen our midfield and we should see ourselves with a title challenge which is all you can really ask for as a fan. Just hope for non of the antics from a few windows back with the tapping up etc. But with Ed002 saying he's not looking after recruitment that will hopefully be a thing of a past for the players involved sake at least.

But for now let's just enjoy some of the football we are getting to see due to Salah playing at the levels he is. Hopefully he can continue to end of the season the guy genuinely seems like a great guy it's great seeing the lads playing with a smile on there faces when results like watford come in.

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20 Mar 2018 20:51:23
Ed002 you've just corrected one mistake in my post and ignored my actual point. I expect that from narrow minded posters but not from you. I only mentioned Klopp being in charge of recruitment because you said he needed persuading to recruit him. I always appreciate your insight it's second to none when it comes to general football knowledge but if you can't see that Klopp deserves some credit for Salahs form, especially after ignoring the valid points I've made, I sense this is a pointless debate with you as you don't understand the role of a coach and the positive effects man management can have.

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{Ed002's Note - Salah’s form is down largely to the player - sadly some folks dismiss that and say it is all down to Klopp.}

20 Mar 2018 20:54:30
The Grinch, hope you get another movie soon Eds2.

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20 Mar 2018 20:56:27
That's funny Ed02 - you seemed to be all over Klopp with the signing of Karius (when he was playing badly) - now you're changing your tune over a player that's been excellent, saying Salah wasn't a Klopp signing.

Funny that? Would never have guessed you would have a dig at Klopp?

Your disdain for Klopp is remarkable - I can't quite work it out. Such a bitter man on times.

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{Ed002's Note - I rather doubt that I was ever all over a player and I have nothing but good stuff to say about Salah. But clearly you are no more than an ignorant fuckwit that knows nothing about the game, The players nor Klopp and want to somehow blame me.}

20 Mar 2018 21:14:49
Salah does have a bag of tricks to bamboozle defenders, he out the Watford centre back on his bum and what about the goal against spurs?

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20 Mar 2018 23:01:52
All credit to klopp on Salah! I don’t known who get the credit for Mignolet, Lovren and Markovic 😆.

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20 Mar 2018 21:38:22
The reasons are simple in my opinion, he has extreme motivation to become the best player in the world. He has improved literally every single season since his move to europe. He trains extra hours, he does what he has to do to attract the interest of Real Madrid to win the biggest trophies and to become the world's best player. Sadly we are nothing but a feeder club to Madrid and Barca. It breaks my heart to say that.

I don't think we will ever reach the heights of f. eks Manchester City because we are simply not prepared to pay even close to what players of Salah's caliber earn elsewhere. I know this post will get mad hate but its the sad truth about our current situation. If he stays another season it will be a small miracle, because well yeah, i can't see the club rejecting world record fee bids for a record breaking super star! PSG are sniffing around as well by the way.

I hope we finally take a stand of some sort and show we really want to win trophies and compete with the best regularly and prove all my words nothing but mad ramblings. If he stays one more sesason i still think he will eventually move in the summr of 2019. I just think its enivitable due to our current and never ending ''transition''

The only way we will keep him as long as we want is winning the Champions League this or next season or the Premier league next season and doubling his current wages. He is that hungry for success, his childhood ambition is to become the best African player of all time and to earn so much that he can give a lot of it away to help those in need in Egypt. let's hope and pray that success is around the corner for Liverpool because i am tired of all the best players leaving the PL in general and Liverpool specifically.

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20 Mar 2018 22:02:17
I don't know who to thank for Salah been as good as he's been (I don't find it important) all I know is, I'm grateful for having such a great player, more then anybody I thank him for performing at the highest quality almost every single game.

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20 Mar 2018 22:22:59
Jordz I agree with you mate.

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20 Mar 2018 23:34:06
Salah has been an absolute phenomenon this season - what an incredible player and a huge amount has to be credited to his mix of dedication, hard work, self belief, faith and humility. As the saying goes, it takes years to become an overnight success, and how he’s behaved through it all is a massive credit to him.

What can’t be ignored however is that he’s playing among the most dangerous looking front 3 I’ve seen in a long time and in a team that’s creating a huge amount of chances per game. That takes nothing away from Salah at all, someone else wouldn't have done what he’s done with the opportunity, but Klopps part in setting the conditions to allow the team to play this way can’t be ignored either. Play him alongside a more selfish striker, or in a weaker front three that doesn’t utilize the turnover ball so effectively, and he’d still be incredible, but the conditions have to be almost perfect to do what he’s doing now.

Oh, and that doesn’t explain the goals where he puts 4 defenders on their backside. those are all him.

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20 Mar 2018 22:59:12
I agree Ed, I liken Salah to Suarez under Rodgers or Torres in his pomp. It really doesn’t matter who coaches players with god given talent like theirs, Messi and Ronaldo could play for any team and any manager, even Allardyce and Mourinho couldn’t ruin them 😋
I’m old school the managers primary role is spot talent that suits the club and style of play, Bob Paisley was a genius at it, rarely made a poor signing. Ferguson was good but he made some howlers too (admittedly it is judging him over a very long period of time, similar Wenger now) .
Sign great players with a winning mentality and tell them to go and enjoy themselves, never mind 180 page dossier, that’s my philosophy in a sentence, might put my application in for the next vacancy that crops up 😂.

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21 Mar 2018 00:24:28
Ed is right, there are a lot of people behind the scenes at Liverpool who work hard to find the next star player, they travel all over the world looking for talent.
Of course klopp deserves credit, for taking us from 6th place hopefulls to 2nd place contenders and possible European success, but so does the whole club, for the wonderful club they are.

I don't understand why anyone would want to leave Liverpool. I just wish Southampton had sold us van dyke in the summer instead playing games. I honestly think we would be right on city's tail and clear second or even 1st. Oh well, next season! I'm 37 and I've been saying that for 25+ years.

This is one of the best liverpool sides I've seen for a long time too.

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20 Mar 2018 14:25:57
The club need to make Malak a club scout in Egypt 😉. He claimed in 2014 Salah would become one of the top 5 players in the world.
MK scouser, APOLOGY needed for Malak. joke.

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20 Mar 2018 15:16:49
I vaguely remembered the discussion enough to be able to find it on the search function. Wow, what an embarrassing and nasty tool I was in 2014. I can only ask Malak and anyone else I spoke to like that to forgive me. I was a different person back then in an abusive relationship struggling hugely with depression. Doesn't excuse the way I spoke to some posters though. I'm genuinely disgusted with myself. I can't even remember writing those things. In fact I can't remember much at all about those years of my life and now I've read that, thank god! I'm so sorry though.

I've not seen Malak post for a long time but if you are still reading buddy, you showed me! I never dreamt Salah would become this good back then. I also apologise in general for the way I behaved as a teenager. Really was not necessary. I'm sorry for the Eds as well who had to audit my vitriol. I can't believe that I wrote that. I'm deeply ashamed and I hope people can see I'm not that person anymore.

You are 100% right Jimmy, I really do need to apologise for that. Not for being wrong per se, but for the complete and utter lack of class I displayed.

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20 Mar 2018 15:51:51
Looks like you have turned out a decent chap mk. We all make mistakes and it's very good that you can and have improved yourself as a person.
Big high 5 from me.

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20 Mar 2018 15:45:52
Sorry to hear of your past mate. Onwards and upwards my friend. I was jesting though.

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20 Mar 2018 16:02:23
it is called growing up MK and you definitely have so kudos to you.

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20 Mar 2018 16:21:17
Thanks for accepting the general apology lads. I know you were joking Jimmy, but I couldn't read that back and not apologise. Couple of things I said clearly crossed the line and ultimately, Malak was right about Salah and I wasn't! Having said that, nobody else was on Malak's side either so fair play to him for standing up to the masses. He literally said that by 24/ 25 years old, Salah would be in the top 5 players in the world. Psychic 👊.

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20 Mar 2018 18:09:07
Kudos to malak and to MK scouser, reading through some of his posts, that guys recommended we look at Jorginho when he was playing Serie B football as well!

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20 Mar 2018 18:31:25
I was trying to remember who the chap was who recommended salah and a few other Egyptian lads. I thought his posts were really good at the time.

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20 Mar 2018 18:41:39
Good for you MK, I’ve battled mental health issues since the recent deaths of both my parents and I too at times lash out on these pages (think I’m still barred from the live match chat forum) .
At the risk of starting a new #metoo movement I’d also like to apologise to Ed’s, Reds and Mancunians that I may well have offended in recent months, to be fair I think the Ed’s have either moderated or deleted the inappropriate posts I’ve submitted.
Thanks MK for being brave enough to apologise, it’s inspirational to see you are through the other side now bud, I do enjoy your posts.
Love the site, a real escape from the daily grind.
Best Wishes All,

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20 Mar 2018 18:44:15
Nos, BR did want Jorginho when he was at Verona but it did not come off and it seems like our scouting team have has never kept their eye off him. Will he sign tho? We will have to see.

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20 Mar 2018 19:40:43
We need to create a page for Malak - 'Malaks future stars'
Massive fair play to you MK, it takes a real man to admit his past mistakes and to own them. Too many people these days refuse to be corrected or challenged and it's refreshing to see people capable of learning and growing.

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{Ed025's Note - i echo all of that TIA mate..

20 Mar 2018 20:34:28
I don't really know what to say but MK fair play mate, life can be bloody difficult at times. Malak you seem to know your stuff, looking forward to who you recommend next.

Ed025 cheers mate your a top editor.

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20 Mar 2018 20:35:48
Thanks everyone. I really care about how I'm perceived by others; perhaps too much at times. So I'm thankful people could forgive what I said. I had no idea I was like that.

Kopite68, it is a very long and hard journey mate. I'd say it is only really the last 6-12 months I've felt truly better after about 7 years of suffering. I'm really sorry to hear about your loss by the way. My advice to anyone suffering with mental health issues? Go to see a counsellor. They really are amazing people. No amount of medication can replicate the help they provide. Well done for overcoming your own pride to apologise too mate.

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20 Mar 2018 20:59:58
MK, you seem like a true gent and fantastic at analysing football. Thank you for your contributions to this site.

Now reading our fans apprehension against Salah of 2014 is just hilarious. Ahh well that's why managers get paid millions and fans don't!

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20 Mar 2018 21:02:50
MK past is the past, we all go through different journeys in life mate and for you to overcome them, is respectable. No matter who you were a few years ago, credit has to go to you for who you are today because you seem like a top fella mate! Glad to hear your no longer going through the troubles you once went through.

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20 Mar 2018 23:02:52
If we sign Jorginho then I ll call you Mr. BRover! 😎😎🙄.

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20 Mar 2018 22:50:28
MK thank you sir, I wholeheartedly agree about the counselling. I’ve had 2 lots of 6 sessions after each loss and I only wish I’d reached out for support about 7 years ago, I got myself into financial problems and ended up paying back debts of £33K over 5 long years. I’m debt free now and appreciate all I have, my wife and son, my wife’s family, my brother and sister and I see each other more than we ever did.

Life has a way of delivering perspective, I envy those who have it without having to experience loss before realising what really matters, good health and close family.
I love my football, it has pretty much been the only constant in my life, quite ironic that, just like life, I only realise now we have experienced the barren years just how magical my first 15 years as a Liverpool supporter really were.

I took that for granted, as a kid all I knew was us winning everything. I don’t mind admitting in 2005 when we won it for the 5th time, I shed a reminiscent tear. It was so emotional to experience that feeling again after 21 years!
MK you are a gentleman and a scholar mate, good health to you and yours.

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20 Mar 2018 12:28:43
Question for Ed001
Do you expect Milner and Lallana to be sold in the summer? Thanks in advance.

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{Ed001's Note - both? No. One is very likely to go.}

20 Mar 2018 12:35:25
I'd guess that's milner ed01? Would I guess right or has it not been determined which yet?

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{Ed001's Note - could be either. Both are not really looking to stay, Milner because he wants to play regularly and realises he might have to step down to get regular football. Lallana has never wanted a long term stay and has constantly said about not retiring with us etc and Klopp wants committed players.}

20 Mar 2018 13:18:27
That's sad to hear about lallana. I have admired him for years and was really pleased when we signed him. I have been defending him here for the last few weeks too.

Thanks for your reply ed01 mate, I, as a fan, don't want any players here who don't want to be. I can understand milner, he has records to break regarding Pl appearances etc but lallana has a great opportunity of making our first team, does he prefer playing in midfield or in a more attacking role I wonder. Coz if its an attacking role he is going to find it hard to break into our front 3. That said, he is the perfect player to cover the wide men.

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20 Mar 2018 13:49:21
I would say Lallana's days have been numbered since we signed Naby Keita. Lallana, like Henderson, has spent way too much time in his LFC career in the treatment room. Great technician but not robust or direct enough for Klopp's team.

The time was always going to come for Milner to move on to get first team football in his final throes. Model professional and did brilliantly at left back when called upon last season. I suppose the signing of Ox will backfill for him in the squad.

The position I worry about the most is Hendo's. His injury seems to be a real issue and we would be foolish going into next season with only an Emre replacement in that position.

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20 Mar 2018 16:48:09
All should go imo. We need to get off from this emotional backlog! Milner and Lallana are bang average and should go. They are to be replaced by better players. c'mon people we are not a mid table club anymore! So bye bye midtable players!

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20 Mar 2018 18:45:04
If I had to keep one, I'd take Milner over Lallana any day. Milner's a harder worker, he can cover more positions, and despite not being able to do Cruyff turns as beautifully as Lallana does, he's got a mean cross in him and creates more chances.

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20 Mar 2018 18:46:22
I don't think Milner will be here next season cos with Naby and Ndidi or Jorginho maybe coming in, it will only reduce his chances that were already slim coming into this season. Lallana may leave as well if he refuses to be part of the midfield rotation which is fine with me.

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20 Mar 2018 12:08:59
Ed001 you mentioned we had watched the RBL right back but that you had forgotten his name. I assume you are on about Klosterman?

I really like him as a player. He is similar to Gomez in that he can also play centre back, so we'd still be able to switch up the defence to a back 3 if the opposition were getting at us. I thought he was late 20's but he's actually only 21. That surprised me big time.

If we signed Navas, Klosterman, Keita and Ceballos we'd look good going into next season. I still reckon we have a chance at Lemar as well. I can't wait for next season. I think we'll mount a more serious title challenge!

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{Ed001's Note - I don't recall his name sorry.}

20 Mar 2018 12:28:56
very defensive though mk and that's klopp's problem with clyne. imo I think we'd be after heinrichs or sociedads rb. maybe weiser too, ex Bayern youngster.

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20 Mar 2018 13:17:18
RBL won't sell if they don't want to because they clearly won't need the money. So chances of getting their starting RB is close to none. I don't rate Weiser at all. He is decent going forward but goes missing and ouplayed most of his games.

Heinrichs is a good shout but leverkusen won't sell for cheap as they have a big company backing them as well (Bayer is a big pharmacist here in germany) .

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20 Mar 2018 13:20:22
Kieran trippier would be a good rb for us. Not the greatest defender but his distribution is first class, it would be like playing 2 3 5 at times!

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{Ed001's Note - oh god no, he plays one good game in 20 and is awful defensively. He puts in one good delivery and it is highlighted for months to show he is great going forward when he quite simply isn't. Says a lot that Kyle Walker was a far, far better player than he was.}

20 Mar 2018 16:50:22
I don't get this 'we won't get him cheaply' business. So what? A first choice player in our squad isn't likely to come cheaply because if they are better than we already have, they are pretty damn good. As long as they aren't asking us to fund a Bayer Leverkusen Space Program, I can't see FSG or Klopp pulling shut the purse strings for a player that they actually think will have a positive impact on our first team and get us better results - especially if we can show that we're competitive for the CL title this season by getting past City and getting into it for next year.

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20 Mar 2018 10:01:45
Morning lads hope all is well
Just a quick question
as a potential signing which one out of Frank Kessie and Ndidi suits liverpool better and what we need in our midfield?
as they are two of the most promising young midfielders around
would love to opinions from posters and eds please
Thank you and have a good day.

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{Ed002's Note - Keesie is notapotentjal signing.}

20 Mar 2018 10:59:40
is diawara ed?

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{Ed002's Note - No.}

20 Mar 2018 11:32:43
Um Ed002 I did not mean as in linked or liverpool transfer committee have discussed just as possible, forgive me should of worded it better.

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20 Mar 2018 12:09:21
ok thanks, need a dm and a rb for my fm save. i've got haivertz for the false 9 as back up to bobby and horn in goal. finished 2nd in league 1st season and lost in the final of champs league 3-2 to barca. would love that to happen.

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20 Mar 2018 12:53:35
This is not fm.

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20 Mar 2018 13:19:56
Horn is Bundesliga avarage and in no way or form better than Karius. The only Keeper looking at in the bundesliga that is more or less for sale is Bernd Leno but he is off to Napoli if reports are correct.

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20 Mar 2018 16:15:12
Only one game I know, but in the first leg against Arsenal, Kessie was truly awful. Wouldn't even look good in the Championship type awful. He may be ok otherwise but I am glad he's not a target. These are not the standard of players we should be looking at any longer.

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20 Mar 2018 18:51:22
Kessie is an attacking CM, not a defensive one as Biglia or Montolivo play the DM role at Milan so he would not suit us. Horn was Karius' deputy in the Olympic team in 2016. Not much has changed since then as Horn has gotten worse while Karius is getting better.

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20 Mar 2018 08:44:27
Could anybody who's watched Lewis Cook this season fill me in on how he's getting on? I remember seeing him at leeds and thought he was a great wee player, but wondering if he adjusted to the step up? Does he look good enough for a 'top 6' club now or in the future?


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20 Mar 2018 09:22:56
Decision making is particularly poor. Great first touch, good dribbling skills, puts in the dirty work, crisp passer, but a little bit weak in the challenge (especially in the air) . If he learns when and where to pass he has all the tools to be a top 6 player but he isn't ready just yet. Another season playing regularly will stand him in good stead.

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20 Mar 2018 11:00:02
Cheers Adam! Always can trust your judgement. It was his composure impressed me at Leeds, still young and someone for the future maybe.

Fella at Leeds atm called Ronaldo Vieria, he is a class act.

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20 Mar 2018 12:13:25
You are welcome mate. And thank you. His composure is remarkable for such a young player, but because of how comfortable he is on the ball, he tends to hold on just a touch longer than he needs to, and thus is guilty of over thinking his options.

He was amazing for the England youth team last summer. Definitely one for the future.

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20 Mar 2018 16:43:33
Of the Lewis', I'm more interested in Dunk, personally. Haven't been overly sold on Cook when I've seen him.

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20 Mar 2018 18:53:20
Nah, not impressed with Lewis Cook or any of the Bournmouth players cos they are quite lazy out of possession and are only interested in playing when they actually have the ball esp. in defence where they don't even try to defend nor track runners. He has to do more, IMO.

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Review Of The Day 20th March 2018

20 Mar 2018 04:43:11
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 20th March 2018

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20 Mar 2018 13:41:12
Nice touch in not giving Ash young too much credit ed01!

Very interesting though. I like the way Gareth is picking the form players over the reputations. Ego has been the major factor in England's lack lusta performances in tournaments. That and the media putting pressure on the stars and destroying any player who has a poor game. Still comes down to ego. I know we are a small country but we are a rich country with a great league and some truly great players over the years, is there an England banter page? Any plans on setting one up? Just for world cups and European champ.

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{Ed001's Note - I can't give a player credit for something that he doesn't deserve. If he had been one on one with Salah then he would have been torn a new one and Jose knew it, which is why he had everyone blocking up the space.

Southgate? You mean form players like Livermore who is dross and playing crap? His only strength is as passenger, whether on a team or in a taxi.}

20 Mar 2018 14:27:50
Ed1 I think your the only other person I have heard/ read say that since the united game. All I'm hearing from united fans is how Young had Salah in his pocket, what a load of utter tripe that is. I start to question whether they even watched the game when they say garbage like that.

I'm glad it isn't just me because I thought exactly the same mate and have tried arguing my point yet they say I have sour grapes lol come off it we lost and that's that, it happens but there's no way Young had Salah in his pocket, they was all on him, he couldn't move. One on one Salah would've embarrassed him.

Cheers for the review btw mate.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate. I don't get the obsession with claiming anyone was in anyone's pocket in a game like that. It was blanket defending, no one was left one-on-one to put anyone in their pocket.}

19 Mar 2018 11:45:52
Ed, Apart from Salah what do you feel is the most positive thing from our squad this season. For me it's Robertson. He started off with us like he felt he did not belong or good enough to be here. But now he is performing consistantly and his confidence Is growing game by game.

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{Ed0333's Note - The positives I take from this season apart from Leo Salah is the camaraderie the players are exuding. The smiles are genuine, the 3 musketeers are passing to each other at the right time and not being greedy which wasn’t happening earlier on this season. Maybe this is because they know each other’s game now and are bordering on telepathy let’s hope so.

It would be remiss of me to just choose one positive from such a formative and exciting season unraveling before our eyes so I’m adding a few more. I’m really liking the emergence of Joe Gomez I think he’s going to be a beast for us (if he can just get the measure of those long diagonal balls that he misjudges the flight of tho..grrr...) Also praise be to Bobby omg what a player, it seems as if he’s emerged from the shadow of Coutinho and become some extra terrestrial footballer. I would personally polish his dentures for life just to keep him at the football club for another 4 or 5 years he is instrumental to what we are trying to achieve and it’s imperative he stays for a long time.

Finally let’s all hail JURGEN NORBERT KLOPP! This man has made watching my team exciting and pleasurable again. I’m certain we’re on the cusp of something salubrious & magnificent. Klopp will put us back on that friggin perch and we won’t have to keep looking back at those halcyon days, he will have us believing in the now and the honey soaked future. We truly are lucky to have him.

19 Mar 2018 23:30:24
Good read Ed. Particularly agree on the vibe within the squad. I've noticed that players on the bench are celebrating goals with enthusiasm (post Studge), which is a real tell. Agree with Gomez on those diagonal balls also : ( I said a while ago I wouldn't swap Bobby for any other player in the league. Not that there aren't equal or better players, just that he brings something to the way Klopp wants to play that I struggle to see in any other individual. I do have hope for silverware, preferably the league, under Klopp, but just as much I love our style of play. Give me a 3rd place finish and this footy over 2nd and Mou's drab displays any day.

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{Ed0333's Note - Abso-friggin-lately Burkey couldn’t agree more.

19 Mar 2018 23:53:38
Summed it up, Ed 333. Now let's go win the Champions League.

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{Ed0333's Note - Klopp really deserves a Champions League RedLorry.

20 Mar 2018 04:24:18
Two for me:
1 - we lost a very talented and influential player in Coutinho and it hasn't slowed us down.
2 - Oxlade-Chamberlain. Yes, he is still learning and adapting, but he has much more to him than I anticipated.

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20 Mar 2018 08:07:57
I love Klopp and we are truly lucky to have him. We were actually really lucky for when we got him. He could have easily picked any club that had a vacant manager position be it united, psg, chelsea even madrid but he choose us and we were a mess.

But ultimately and historically you are judged on trophies (it is how it is) and i hope for his sake as much as ours that he wins things with Liverpool including the all important premier league title.

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20 Mar 2018 12:48:57
There are a hell of a lot of positives to this season, the way pundits say we CAN lift the ucl being among them but for me, the biggest positive is the way liverpool have learnt to see games out, especially since Xmas and Vvd. Gone are the days of being 2/ 3 up and still biting our nails wondering if we are going to win. February saw us see a few games out from 2 up

The Ox salah vvd and Robertson all highlight what a good recruitment department we have now and I hope people will be less quick to write new signings off like they did with robbo and the ox (and some even salah)

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20 Mar 2018 12:51:59
Great overview ed, love it. 😃.

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{Ed0333's Note - thankyou I appreciate your kind words.

20 Mar 2018 16:40:43
IMO I am happy that teams respect and fear us enough to park the bus. Only city get the same level of respect and it's a testament to how feared our attack is. I think we are a locksmith away from the league.

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20 Mar 2018 19:12:27
Great read, Ed. Agree with all your points. I have always said it even when we struggle at times, that Klopp is the best thing to happen to us since Suarez left. I was shocked that he agreed to take on the job when we were 11th, could not score goals and could not keep them out. In fact, I remember how were about to play Norwich and Villa under BR and I could not tell you if we were going to get a point. We got a point vs Norwich and barely beat Villa. Yeah, that was the level of frustration and lack of hope before Klopp arrived. I agree, it was a heavy lift that season with injuries and squad evaluation BUT above all, Klopp gave us hopew. I remember him saying that it was the thumping we gave City at the Emptyhad (4-1) that he knew something had clicked and that was when he knew our team had figured out his system.

Fast forward till today, and here we are, on the move again. I can sit back and watch LFC play knowing bar a disaster or anomalie, we wiare capable of winning every game we play. We are now that good that for us to lose or draw, we have to screw up or the refs have to play a blinder for the other team, as we have seen several times this season. Klopp has built a team where they go into whatever game they play, not hoping BUT expecting to win. All that, in just two years.

Klopp gives us the BEST chance to win a title of any kind, end of story and mistakes be damned. We are on the verge of something really great and maybe quicker than we know it so let's all get behind the manager and our boys cos they are the ones who have brought hope back to this club and its supporters and tho sometimes, they may screw up, they have been though it all with us and deserve our respect.

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19 Mar 2018 20:27:19
Hi Eds

Regardless of how the season pans out top 4/ Europe do we expect to be targeting the same players in the summer regardless?
Is there to be a big clear out in the summer or a trimming of the squad if we are being polite


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19 Mar 2018 22:47:00
I don’t see the need for a “clear out”.

In fact I think t would be detrimental. A few will leave (as expected) but dramatic changes aren’t needed. The squad is playing well and looks happy.

Add 1 or 2. Lose 1 or 2. Build on what we have which is already very strong 💪🏼.

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19 Mar 2018 23:04:31
It won’t be the same poor Chelsea and Arsenal next season! So if you want to fight for trophies and titles then you need solid reinforcement! I expect Klopp to buy 5 players in the summer. GK, RB, 2 x CM, Attacker.

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19 Mar 2018 23:43:55
Dhfc, did you mean to post this on the Mancs page? :)

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20 Mar 2018 08:11:19
If Karius continues his form then maybe not a gk and a top class centerback to partner VVD. any injury to VVD and we're back to matip/ lovern/ klavan.

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20 Mar 2018 11:31:12
Depends on what you mean by a “clearout” Dhfc.

Markovic, Mignolet, Bogdan, Flanagan and Sturridge are definite outs if buyers can be found. Grujic, Origi and Clyne are all 3rd choice and will most likely want to leave. Can is already leaving, Milner and Klavan are both coming towards the end of their career and will most likely move this season or next depending on incomings. Lallana apparently wants to leave

And then there are the youth players who have the task of breaking into the first team. Woodburn, Ward, Kent, Ejaria, Ojo, Randall, Wilson, Chirivella, Allan and Awoniyi. Most will go back on Loan but I can't see them all wanting to stay at the club and fight for their place in the first team.

So there will be quite a bit of movement out of the club in my opinion.

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20 Mar 2018 12:54:24
The best bit of business we can do this summer is to convince salah to stay for another season.

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20 Mar 2018 16:45:52
Lallana wants to leave? That can only be to spurs surely?

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20 Mar 2018 19:19:01
Harry, Arsenal is finished and will remain finished as long as that dinosaur is still in charge. As for Chelsea, if they get Enrique who is decent BUT not in Conte's class, their shameless board will do the same things they have done to Conte and many before him. to Enrique. And Hazard may not even be there next season as well. City will not stop, neither will Spurs (if they keep Kane) and clearly, we will too. I would not hold my breathe about a GK if Karius keeps going cos remember, Karius is his guy and has always wanted him to be no. 1
and by the way, Ed02 has said Allison (many's preferred choice) is a non starter. Let's go!

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