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21 Jan 2018 01:08:36
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21 Jan 2018 01:08:36
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21 Jan 2018 01:08:36
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20 Jan 2018 19:53:45
Evening guys, been a follower for a while now, decided to finally post, firstly well done to everyone involved! What's everyone's thoughts on Lallana is he part off the Klopp team for next season?

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20 Jan 2018 20:06:19
Tottenham we’re interested last season. I wonder whether Shampton would have him back in the summer?

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20 Jan 2018 22:25:36
UBM.
He was one of our best last season. Had a serious injury so his season is just starting now and you post that crap. What nonsense.

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20 Jan 2018 22:37:46
Jeez Fitzy, take it easy fella!

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20 Jan 2018 23:12:24
Lallana is a vital part of our squad, why on earth would we want to flog him off? He was playing really well before he got injured and he will need a little time to get back to that level. He’s a great player who is the hardest worker in the squad, only Firmino and Robertson come close.

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20 Jan 2018 23:19:32
Squad player at the very best! I wouldn’t be too surprised or worried is he is sold this month or in the summer. IMO Woodburn should take his place in the team!

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20 Jan 2018 23:23:35
Nice one fitzy. I've read some shed on here about selling him. utter garbage. lallana is quality. said it before. out of sight out of mind.

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20 Jan 2018 23:57:43
Fitzy are you ed002 in disguise?

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20 Jan 2018 17:29:27
Rivalries aside, hope James MaCarthy recovers from that horrible horrible injury. Double leg # confirmed on his right leg. It is never nice to see people in obvious distress like that, same to to Solomon Random who was in obvious emotional turmoil after, he has no blame attached, it was an accident and nothing more.

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20 Jan 2018 17:57:51
Rondom not Random. Auto correct.

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20 Jan 2018 19:15:23
What person here disliked this?

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20 Jan 2018 19:27:05
Jesus! It's really disturbing even to watch. Reminded me of Djibril Cisse's injury. Wish him a rapid recovery.

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20 Jan 2018 19:52:11
Get well soon bud 👍.

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20 Jan 2018 21:32:01
James McCarthy? The guy who had a tag team effort with Wayne Rooney the other week to try and injure one of our players?

I do feel a bit bad for him because nobody deserves that, but maybe that is why some people have disagreed.

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20 Jan 2018 21:57:20
Get a hold of yourself MK, tthis lad has just came back from a long term injury and now may never play again. Football rivalries aside he should be wished well.

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20 Jan 2018 22:45:48
Nah I'm afraid these people disagreed because they're missing basic common decency.
Nobody deserves injuries of that nature unless you're a vicious criminal.
Good luck to the lad in his recovery, terrible injury.

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20 Jan 2018 23:18:36
Just to add, i did agree with the OP. Just explaining why some people might feel the opposite.

If Mason Holgate collided with a advertising board in the next game and shattered his knee cap, would i feel sorry for him after he attempted to injure Firmino? I don't think i can honestly say i would!

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20 Jan 2018 23:23:13
I would never wish that on someone, Robbie. I hope he makes a full recovery too. But i can fully understand why some people might not feel sorry for a player who blatantly tries to kick opposition players with excessive force. Between McCarthy, Rooney and Holgate, our boys were extremely lucky to come away without at least 1 serious injury.

In recent seasons they've injured Origi and Mane, both times derailing our season. Not to mention that Barkley nearly broke Henderson's ankle etc. I get that it is a derby, but these haven't been moments of madness, they've been calculated, overly aggressive tactics. Some of Everton's players play too close to the edge at times and whilst McCarthy definitely did not deserve to be injured for it, I'm just trying to explain to you why some people might be struggling on the sympathy front.

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{Ed025's Note - dont try and justify what you said in that disgusting previous post MK, you are out of order so be a bloody man and hold your hands up and admit you were wrong..

20 Jan 2018 23:23:11
Keep your rivalries to the football pitch! At the end of the day we are all just human beings.

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20 Jan 2018 23:27:19
Very poor post MK.

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21 Jan 2018 01:02:46
MK

That hole your digging is getting bigger and bigger, stop before you make it worse for yourself, as that post was disgraceful.

Show some respect and a little bit of cop on.

Best wishes to James and his family during his recovery.

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20 Jan 2018 17:00:18
Ryan Sessengnon 2 again today that's 9 for the season what potential that young man has if only we could patch things up with Fulham, buy him and loan him back for the rest of the season in ideal world it be a no brainer.

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20 Jan 2018 17:12:33
he would cost an arm and a leg now with a long term contract!

a lot of respect for him rejecting us and tottenham as he believed Fulham would be the best place for his development.

Interesting to see whether he stays as a LB or becomes more of a winger/ midfielders as i know he has played further up the field a number of times!

Shame Ojo didn't play, is he injured or did he just not make the squad?

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20 Jan 2018 19:53:50
He could still be possible in summer if Moreno was to go.

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20 Jan 2018 23:21:54
Should have signed him when we had it in our bag! Messed up being over smart! Brilliant player. Take a note MK. One of the best upcoming ( No over hype, pure ability ) English player in my book.

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20 Jan 2018 16:05:43
In relation to the alleged incident between Bobby and Holgate, it's been two weeks now. Is there any time limit to how long the FA take to look into it? It seems a longtime to leave a player in limbo.

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{Ed002's Note - No, there is no time limit and no one is in limbo.}

20 Jan 2018 17:12:53
He looked in limbo against “citeh” didn’t he 🤔.

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20 Jan 2018 22:07:58
Holgate looks like he’s in limbo every week!

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20 Jan 2018 14:54:18
It is mind boggling that Wenger has relegated Kolasinac to bench duty. Looks like Kolasinac and Wenger had a fall out.

He is a quality player so maybe Klopp can call Wenger and ask if Kolasinac is for sale?

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20 Jan 2018 15:44:54
You correctly note Sea Kolasinac quality. Then you make an unsupported assumption that Wenger - Kolasinac may have had a "fall out" because the player was dropped to the bench.

And on the basis of that unsupported assumption you insinuate that Kolasinac may be for sale and then suggest that Klopp look to Kolasinac.
Classic case of fake news there max.

No, am just kidding mate. You right, Kola is a hell of a player. He'd add something to our team. Question though is, do we need him? I think not.

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20 Jan 2018 14:44:53
So if no-one else comes in during this transfer window, who do people want to see come in during the summer window. My thoughts below:

Goalkeeper: an absolute must. Allison or Obiak
Centre Back: someone quality to partner Van Dijk
Defensive Midfield: if Can leaves then someone who can anchor the midfield
Striker: A good back up if Sturridge leaves
Coutinho replacement: Lemar has to be the priority for me.


I don't honestly think we need much else aside from the potential of Salah going to Real Madrid and needing to maybe replace him.

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20 Jan 2018 15:12:18
Think Matip playing alongside VVD will do wonders for him, don't think we need another center back, instead I would go for a new RB.

RB- Peirera (Porto) 30 m
DM- Savic (Lazio) 60m
ST- Werner (Lepizig) 40m
AM- Lemar 70m.

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20 Jan 2018 15:14:29
For me, GK: let’s see horn Karius does in the second half of the season. If we still feel we need an upgrade then I’m inclined to trust ed001’s judgement and say Alisson.

CB: again I’d quite like to see if someone steps up and can raise their game. Also if we do buy another CB we block Gomez’s path to playing in his preferred position. If Klopp decides he wants to partner Gomez and Van Dijk then perhaps we need a new right back in the summer? I don’t think Clyne has many, if any games left for us and I don’t think it’s fair to go into a season with TAA as our first choice.

CM: If Can stays and becomes more consistent then I don’t think we need another CM. Henderson, Can, Keita, AOC, Lallana and Wijnaldum should be enough first team players for 3 central midfield positions. (and that’s without Milner) . However if Can were to leave I’d go for a player like Ndidi who has a bit more focus on protecting the defence.

Forwards: this is where I think people will disagree with me. I don’t think we need another out and out striker if Sturridge and Ings leave. We have Firmino and Solanke. Mane is also very comfortable playing centrally and our front three are so fluid anyway it’s not like we need someone who knows how to stand in the classic 9 position and hold the ball up. If Mane played centrally we already have lallana and AOC that can play out wide and cover those positions.

I’d at argue we might, and I meant might, need a better quality of player to cover the wide positions. This is where I think Lemar becomes an attractive proposition as he can play LW or on the left of a central midfield three giving us more depth and quality in both positions.

So, to conclude: we may need a GK/ CB/ RB but before we all start demanding signings in those positions let’s see how we do in the next 5 months. I feel as though a central midfielder should be sought if Can decides to leave/ stays and doesn’t perform how we know he can consistently. And then some more quality like Lemar out wide would probably really help.

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20 Jan 2018 15:18:58
I really do not know why people seem to thumb suck transfer fees for players?

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20 Jan 2018 15:30:27
I honestly don't believe that many if any people on here have actually watched Lemar play. He is massively overrated and not what we need. For 30 mil I would take him but 70 + is ridiculous when there are world class midfielders out there we could get.

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20 Jan 2018 15:30:36
A goalkeeper and a holding midfielder are a must. A backup striker would be great too.

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20 Jan 2018 15:32:41
I’d love to see Oblak, if not then horn. I’d then sign a RB Vrsaljko from AM. Maybe a CB depending on how Matip and Lovren do in the second half of the season. A CDM (ndidi) it can leaves, if not then I’m happy with can and hendo for the deeper role. Then I’d like to see Lemar come in and another young striker to replace Sturridge + maybe Ings. Then go into season with Firmino Solanke and another type of Solanke as our strikers. Then Rhian as 4th choice if he’s ever needed.

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20 Jan 2018 15:44:10
We definitely need reinforcements in central midfield. We are just so flimsy here and I think it's our biggest problem area. I get Klopp doesn't play with a pure defensive midfielder afraid to stray more than 10 yards from the back 4, and that's fine, but a team still needs its midfielders to be able to defend, in the sense that they can spot gaps opening up, track runners and make tackles. None of ours really can do that. Henderson and Can sometimes make a decent enough fist of it, but not consistently. Plus we have no one who's really authoritative with the ball and can be depended on to control a game. Again Henderson, Can and Gini do it in fits and starts but not consistently. Plus Can is 50/ 50 to leave, I don't see what future Milner has here beyond that of a bit part player, and I'd seriously consider selling Gini if he doesn't start putting in good performances as a better rate than 1 in every 5 games. Keita's arriving and will help, but we still need at least one new recruit as well as him. Possibly two.

We need a center back to replace the frustratingly lazy Matip with someone who has the mentality to put their talent to use. Watch the second Man City goal again. He gets beaten at the edge of the area at the start of the move and then just stands there watching the play until they score. Not good enough.

Might want an attacking midfielder or winger. If we're without the services of Salah or Mane due to injury or rotation, we're looking at Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lallana as backup. They're both good players and that'd be fine, except they may also be needed in central midfield and I'd be more comfortable with another quality option to pick from. Finding a player who's both good enough, and will be able to tolerate some rotation mightn't be the easiest thing though. Woodburn could potentially ease this need, but it's big ask on such a young man.

Karius will either demonstrate himself capable of being #1 or not in the next few months. If it's the latter case, we'll need a new goalkeeper.

I don't think the need for a striker is all that pressing. I'm unconcerned about replacing Sturridge since we've barely used him this season, so what are we replacing? We need cover for Firmino. Solanke has the work-rate and looks to drop off to link up the play and with the right training and a bit of luck could be more than good enough for that role (and to become first choice when Barcelona buy Firmino off us in 2020). I'm as happy to give him a chance as to go out and buy another player to cover for Firmino. We also have Ings, and potentially Origi coming back if we want the option of a more 'traditional' striker.

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20 Jan 2018 16:00:11
Goalkeeper
Keita

That would do for me.

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20 Jan 2018 17:31:39
Benny they are pipe dreams mate. Like Pereira maybe and he is a good shout though suspect would cost more. Milinkovic-Savic would cost way more and we would be in competition with pretty much everyone in Europe. Werner isn't going to come here to be back up and he is certainly going to cost more than 40mil. And it seems like we already know the price for Lemar is going to be significantly higher than 70mil (unless Monaco's valuation changes? ) . I got no problem with the players but cannot see it from either a financial or footballing perspective.

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20 Jan 2018 17:53:04
I honestly don’t know what people see in Lallana that they call him a center midfielder. He is 30, doesn’t possess anything to play as a CM, DM or a B2B player.
We definitely need one regalrdles of what happens with Can.

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20 Jan 2018 17:53:47
Is right Ron, no need to go OTT. A world class keeper wins you the league, cups etc. With a worldie keeper, a Coutinho replacement then we will challenge. Definitely top 3 this season and maybe CL semis possibly the final.

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20 Jan 2018 18:13:16
Gk. Think klopp made the right choice finally taking mignolet out. 195 games he has played for us and is still making basic errors. I don't rate karius either but give him to the end of the season see how he gets on. If he takes his chance he saves us 40+ million on a keeper. If not Alison is my choice


Cb. This is where I'll disagree with people. We need a new cb to play alongside vvd. For me matip (too lazy) lovern (too unpredictable) are not options going forward especially if we have aspirations challenging for trophies. Gomez for me is the future captain of this club and is getting fantastic experience playing rb. For me Toby alderwerield would be a world class signing whether he would come to us or not but if spurs do not make top 4 and we do I would be making them an offer in the summer. At 28 is coming into his prime, is a leader, knows the league so wouldn't need time settling in. He would also give 3/ 4 great years and then Gomez would take centre stage.

Cm. Lemar seems like klopps first choice which is fine by me. I think klopp has by now earned our trust by signing who he feels right. We may not agree or like all his choices but he has bought well in my opinion. Lemar would add creativity, quality from set pieces which we will miss with coutinho now gone. He hasn't had the best of seasons mainly because Monaco gutted there whole team leaving very few that won that league title last season. Also keita is on the way which will bulk the cm area

Fwd. To be honest I think we ok in this position. Firmino is first choice obviously and I can't see a top striker coming to play second fiddle. Solanke is just missing a goal to give him the confidence to go on a good run. He has done well in my opinion and also salah and mane could play up top if ever needed through injuries.

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20 Jan 2018 19:45:48
Why is it that people think we need to buy a holding midfielder, if you’ve watched any of KLOPP’S teams they don’t play that way, his midfielders were all upwardly mobile, the nearest he had to one was LARS BENDER, but you wouldn’t say he was a defensive midfielder.

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20 Jan 2018 20:04:38
The only real signing we need is a class goalkeeper and a CM if can goes if he stays we’re fine there too, we don’t NEED lemar, would I like him? Sure but do we need him? No. We DO NOT need a striker, you guys playing fantasy football Instead?

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20 Jan 2018 22:05:59
Agree with Ron Keage. Goalkeeper And Naby. Use any surplus cash to increase the capacity of Anfield.

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20 Jan 2018 23:22:26
Wembley

He had Nuri Sahin, A fine fine holding mid. We play Can and Hendo in that role who are not even close to be called as a holding mid!

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20 Jan 2018 13:32:34
Hello people, hope you are all well. I personally think the fact klopp is going to give Karius a good run of games it can only give the lad confidence and make him a better player. I honestly believe he won't be in the top 3 goalies in the world but I think the lad will become a top keeper given the chance.

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20 Jan 2018 15:50:15
The key is he has to stick with it now. The last thing we need is Klopp getting cold feet and re-instating Migs after a few weeks because the media and fans keep obsessing over Karius' hand position or an occasional mis-hit clearance.

We know Migs will never stop making mistakes because he's been at it for 4 years, so even if Karius has some shaky moments, the best thing we can do is allow him to play through them to see can he overcome them with a run in the team. Look at what a run in the team has done for Robertson. At least then we'll know for certain if he's capable of stepping up or not and whether we need a new goalie. No point in going into the summer knowing that Migs isn't good enough but still with a niggling doubt about whether Karius could step up if given the chance.


You may notice I didn't mention Danny Ward. I'd like to see more of the guy, but he's clearly not entering the equation for Klopp, so what's the point? It'd make as much sense to talk about Markovic as a replacement for Coutinho.

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20 Jan 2018 17:16:25
That’s exactly my point SR. I think the fact it seems klopp is going to stick with karius for the rest of the season is the only way he can really be judged and as you said it’s the only way he can improve or gain confidence.

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20 Jan 2018 19:33:23
It's got nothing to do with the fans or media, it's down to Karius. If he's good there'll be no problem, if he's not he may well get dropped again.

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20 Jan 2018 21:16:16
No problem with Klopp giving Karius a run of games but why oh friggin why does he have to announce his “number 1 for the rest of the season”.

Newsflash Jürgen : the world doesn’t need to know your teamsheet for the rest of the season! 😡.

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20 Jan 2018 13:01:49
hey eds I was wondering if the club looks to bring in certain players to make others happy like before Suarez left we were going to bring in an Uruguayan if I'm not mistaken to keep him happy, for example now that couts is gone and bobby the only Brazilian left was just wondering do clubs tend to look at this situation also?

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{Ed001's Note - it has been known to happen, yes. Jack Charlton was doing it way back in the 80s, Spurs did so when they brought in Ardiles and Villa. It is something that does often happen.}

20 Jan 2018 13:26:48
cheers eds, have a nice weekend.

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{Ed001's Note - you too mate.}

20 Jan 2018 17:09:02
So it’s not enough we pay our players ridiculous wages we also need to buy them some mates? Lol.

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20 Jan 2018 17:12:43
Naby and Mane.

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20 Jan 2018 17:34:31
It ain't about buying them mates though I mean if a player feels isolated, lonely, etc etc it would surely affect his form, his happiness, his quality of life. Sure you have ridiculous amounts of money but they are human beings at the end of the day and sometimes having a close friend is perhaps what can keep a player feeling more at home in a foreign land, with a totally different culture, language and way of life. It makes sense to me.

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20 Jan 2018 18:29:38
Do we have interest in any Brazilians eds? (I mean players before anyone gets to wise cracking) . I see Alisson's Brazilian. Oops, I mean Alisson is Brazilian, but are we interested in any others that spring to mind?

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{Ed002's Note - No.}

20 Jan 2018 10:45:02
After Andy Robertson's crazy running against City I think his song should be I'm going to be (500 miles) by the proclaimers.

Perfect fit.

Psstt spread the word!

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20 Jan 2018 11:26:02
I'm not slating Robertson at all, I love the commitment, just saying if Moreno did that he would get abuse on here.

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20 Jan 2018 11:39:48
How the hell do you figure that out?

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20 Jan 2018 11:54:14
Robertson was very impressive against City - Sterling never had a chance. However, that particular crazy bit of running was probably the only bit of undisciplined pressing done by the team on Sunday.

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20 Jan 2018 12:00:14
That almost created a goalscoring chance Vdv. And also had almost the whole team behind ball as cover and forced city back the way. Problem with Moreno as much as he has improved he takes off up the park miles out of position and none of our midfield in a position to cover. Robertson knew wjnaldum was sat on halfway and able to move into position he had left.

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20 Jan 2018 12:27:43
I'm convinced the roar of the crowd spurred him on. Robertson is starting to find his way.

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20 Jan 2018 12:39:38
Moreno has had abuse on here and was criticised by tv pundits one time he did it. It’s not if it’s when he did it and he got dogs for it.

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20 Jan 2018 13:20:48
Was full of drive and passion maybe if few more players had it.

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20 Jan 2018 15:29:01
It was nice to see, but too much praise for a left back who closes down the opposition goalkeeper and defence can lead to lack of discipline. We've seen it all too often when Moreno vacates his position to press and leaves us vulnerable defensively.

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20 Jan 2018 17:42:17
Sometimes getting the 12th man onside is worth a bit of indiscipline I reckon.

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20 Jan 2018 18:37:01
Moreno doesn't press so much as hover around between defence and attack. What Robertson did wasn't ill disciplined. He knew that we were already in formation and so someone would fill in for him. There is a difference between a full pitch press when the team can cope and abandoning position more in hope than expectation.

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20 Jan 2018 10:22:06
Hi Ed’s any Interest from Liverpool for Lucas Moura? Do you think he would be a good fit at Liverpool? Seems to a very talented player but just can’t understand why he has not succeeded at PSG.

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{Ed025's Note - PSG are prepared to let him go ricky but there is no interest from the reds at this time mate..

20 Jan 2018 11:26:28
Brazilian Theo Walcott Ricky. I'd stay well clear. full of pace but no football brain to anything with it. was hoping United were going to sign him but looks like they got Sanchez instead. they dodged a bullet there.

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