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23 Feb 2018 17:33:04

Why's ward not been given a chance? He did great on loan at both Aberdeen and Huddersfield, it was not his fault we got knocked out the league cup when he played, klopp picked a week side. I don't get the mentality of bringing the lad back and not using him when the others have not impressed. And Wales need him playing to b honest.

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23 Feb 2018 17:57:58

Because as much as everyone would love him to be our saviour, Aberdeen and huddesfield are probably where he belongs untill he does something of note. He just isn't what we need in goal right now. And probably never will be. He should move on. And so should we. We are Liverpool not Aberdeen.

23 Feb 2018 18:34:26

Why do Wales need him playing? They have nothing going on this summer.

23 Feb 2018 20:22:38

aussieMARK and yet we’re being linked with the rancidly awful Kaylor Navas who is a far worse keeper than Ward.

23 Feb 2018 20:32:16

Klopp doesn’t think he is good enough. We overhype everyone!

23 Feb 2018 22:05:14
Including the manager Harry 😜?

23 Feb 2018 18:59:01
Any truth in Benzema rumours?

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23 Feb 2018 20:20:35
Hope not.

23 Feb 2018 17:34:29
Hi eds and everyone else that contributes to the website. I was wondering if we've ever shown interest in Dembele from Tottenham? Might be a pipe dream but I'd love to see him in a red shirt. He glides through that midfield. Is he happy at Tottenham and could we have a chance at snatching him?

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23 Feb 2018 08:00:50

Hi Edd's

Any insight into possible Liverpool interest in Sergej Milinković-Savic?

{Ed001's Note - only in our dreams mate, he is going to cost Coutinho money as he has a long term contract and Lazio do not want to sell.}

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23 Feb 2018 09:54:51

We have coutinho type money ed01😉.

{Ed001's Note - but we also need to buy more than one player....}

22 Feb 2018 10:32:09
Today marks the seventh day of the first month on the lunar calendar. It’s "renri" the common man’s birthday and everyone grows one year older! Happy Birthday to all!

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22 Feb 2018 21:45:41
Thought I was looking a bit rougher than usual today. 😎.

21 Feb 2018 23:57:07
Mctommy youngster walk straight into Man United UCL team and look perfectly at home, when was the last time our acafemy produce a youngster who can walk straight into 1st team? Damning indictment of our academy. Stop those rose tinted glass.

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22 Feb 2018 07:36:07
taa is pretty recent.

22 Feb 2018 07:45:01
I think that boy is 21, so he's not walked straight in to the team. It's different for the likes of woodburn/ ojo/ ejaria etc who played their first minutes for us as teenagers. It's just a different way of handling young players, and It's a luxury not many teams have as man utd have been steadily beefing up their squad to the point where they can pick and choose when to blood youngsters. Let's not forget TAA who made his champs league debut this season and looked great.

22 Feb 2018 09:23:27
We don’t have CM’s in our academy or they would be ahead of James Milner by now. The same applies to Marko Grujic!

22 Feb 2018 09:34:48
We have seen these young players walk in to the Man United team and 12 months latter never seen again in their shirts after we were told that they would be world beaters so they are not that great hey bud if don’t believe me look back in their records?

22 Feb 2018 10:09:12
For a start, no he didn't just walk straight into the United team. He's made 6 starts this season with yesterday. Last season he had 2 sub appearances. At 21 it's not awful, but it's hardly exceptional.

As for who from our academy produced someone whose had the same sort of first XI impact? Well TAA this season is academy through and through, has played far better than McTominay's best in almost every game and has made a significantly greater impact at a younger age. Woodburn has about the same number of appearances as mcTominay has, not including his international appearances. Flanagan came from the academy for a large number of senior appearances to great effect before his injury. Robinson also did alright before losing track. The likes of Brad Smith, Rossiter etc also made a similar number of first team appearances with potentially greater impact. Ejaria also made senior appearances before going on loan.

If you're expanding the net a little and counting everyone who came up through the youth team whether they started in the academy or not then Ibe, Sterling, Ward, Sinclair etc all have stepped up to the first team from youth levels of various shapes and sizes.

I hope that answers your question about the relative strengths of academies and gives you a little bit of perspective on your 'damming indictment' of our academy. Our graduates have done significantly better than United's over the past few years - still not well enough mind, but United's is not the gold standard to be looking at. For all Mourinho's bluster, McTominay looks about as good as Kevin Stewart ever did and if he doesn't look out of place in the United midfield, it says more about their midfield's quality than it does about him.

24 Feb 2018 00:06:35
Why do some of our own fans look for reasons to bash us? A kid at United had a half decent game against a half decent Spanish team and that’s a damning indictment on Liverpool?!
He didn’t even play that well and Seville made it very easy for him. He’ll be another that goes the way of Tom Cleverly, Januzaj, Macheda and countless other ok players to come through United in the last decade.
Nothing to do with Liverpool though.

21 Feb 2018 23:55:37
DDG showing why we need a top class GK. Single handedly keeping UTD in the tie!

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22 Feb 2018 02:49:34
Alisson would come in handy for us.
Shame that one's unlikely and we are targeting the Costa Rican Mignolet.

{Ed0333's Note - Costa Rican Mignolet I like that lol. Navas isn’t as bad as people make out. He’s quick off his line and in a one on one situation that’s a great asset. He’s won 2 champions leagues and a league title which will bring much needed experience into the team. He doesn’t like catching the ball which is a worry and he doesn’t seem to have world class saves in him like De Gea but I think he’s better than what we have now so if he comes let’s give him a season and see what happens. I think Klopp knows already a pursuit of Alison will be fruitless so he’s looking elsewhere. We have to be realistic in our goalkeeping expectations I would love us to sign an Allison or an Oblak but theres only a few fish and lots of fishermen. Sometimes a Tilapia is just as tasty as Marlin.

22 Feb 2018 09:40:53
You don’t have a Rolls Royce and have a mini engine put in it! We won leagues with great keepers we have not had one since Brucie. have we won the league since him NO we have not . Put the Rolls engine in the Royce and get the best results so in short buy the best to achieve your best.

22 Feb 2018 17:56:23
Honestly Ed0333 he’s worse than Mignolet, I know Mignolet is error prone, but Navas is worse. He is absolutely terrible on crosses and is always crowded out at corners as he lacks physique, I could list countless games where he has a brain fart that costs a goal, it’s not as much as he doesn’t like catching but he actually doesn’t appear to be able to, the boy has butter fingers! As for quick off his line, he is prone to day dreaming and not being aware. The goals by Las Palmas and Napoli in particular demonstrated that. Google them as they're a microcosm of what he’s like as a keeper. Personally if Becker wasn’t an option, I wouldn’t waste money on Navas, I’d stick with Karius and Ward and bring in a very experienced number 3 on the cheap. Not the £20-25m Madrid want for their circus act.

{Ed0333's Note - Can you look into my eyes Mr Shankly with a straight face and tell me that Simon Mignolet is better than Kaylor Navas??

22 Feb 2018 20:54:19
Yes I genuinely can and I can also corroborate my point with evidence too that demonstrates the point.

Consider the errors that Mignolet has been given a kicking for and ask would Navas have done better, and the answer is a resounding no. On crosses he’s appalling, he’s often dominated by bigger players and he never catches the ball, his punching is poor at best and barely clears the area. As for shot stopping, he is makes a meal of shots straight at him and because of his lack of physical ability, he lacks the height and reach to get shots at head height and over (Rabiot’s goal as a perfect example, as that was clearly down to keeper error) .

In terms of specific examples?

Well you have the goal Rabiot scored, which was keeper error, he clapped at crosses the whole evening against PSG and you can tell his defenders and midfielders don’t trust him.

Las Palmas, can’t charging our, completely missed the ball and left an open goal.

Betis, culpable for two of their goals, but the worst was fumbling it over the line. He completely lost a bread and butter save then almost chucked it into the net!

Sociedad, gets a pass back and instead of getting rid, he farts about with it in the area gets tackled and the ball ends up in the net.

Napoli, stood on edge of the area with the ball in midfield, because he’s so far out and has switched off, Insigne beats him with a gentle shot from all of 45/ 50 yards. Shocker. No good keeper should be beaten like fhat.

Dortmund, free kick right at him, a good keeper catches it, Navas weakly punches it in 5 yards in front of him straight to a Dortmund player to score.

Against Mexico, header, not particularly powerful, straight at Navas, he dives on it sending the ball into the net.

I could literally go on, there’s significant evidence showing that he’s not at all a good keeper if he were, do you think Madrid would be selling?

If he wasn’t at Madrid, we wouldn’t even be talking about him. The only thing he’s better than Mignolet on is distribution.

Other than that he’s a below average keeper at best and about the same level as Bravo and that didn’t work out well for City did it?

21 Feb 2018 23:55:03
No ban for Bobby then!

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21 Feb 2018 18:58:12
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino will not face disciplinary action from the Football Association after his clash with Everton's Mason Holgate in the FA Cup tie at Anfield in January.

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21 Feb 2018 19:09:21
And quite right too!

21 Feb 2018 19:42:08
Never for one minute expected Bobby to be charged. Holgate is an embarrassment.

21 Feb 2018 22:22:34
Holgate was also cleared of any wrong doing.
Misunderstandings happen.

21 Feb 2018 23:52:16
Knew he was innocent and I’m glad that the investigation was carried out fully and effectively.

22 Feb 2018 09:43:43
Yes great that bobby been cleared of any wrong doing which we all new he would, but Holgate not being reprimanded could be a bad thing. And the excuse the F.A. came out with has opened up a can of worms any one can now make a allegation that some one has made a racist remark against them and say that it was a misunderstanding leaving a fellow player under a cloud for months.

I would like to think this would not happen but players are having it installed into them to gain any advantage to win you only have to look at the diving going on to see how far they will go and try get a fellow pro sent off bad mistake by the F.A.

22 Feb 2018 12:49:57
Blue nose coming in peace, i'm afraid although the FA have tried to whitewash it Holgate comes out of this looking really bad, insufficient for the FA is code for none at all.

22 Feb 2018 19:38:05
Smokeandmirrors, no worries pal. Ed025 was convinced that Bobby was innocent as well from the start, sh*t happens. Bobby has been cleared and the system is robust so players can come forward. There has to be balance.

21 Feb 2018 11:15:20
We need to snap up Bailey before Chelsea makes their move or else we will be left with Lallana, Ings and Solanke to provide cover for the front three. Bailey is crackjack. Not seen someone so powerful in recent times.
Pulisic wouldn't come close to Bailey.
Cmon Klopp take your phone and do the trick!

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21 Feb 2018 12:02:06
'Pulisic wouldn't come close to Bailey. '

You do come out with some nonsense at times Harry. If Bailey joined and had 2 bad games you'd be against him.

21 Feb 2018 12:29:36
Will bailey join to be a backup player? i don't think so.

21 Feb 2018 16:23:40
We are building a squad and I guess bailey would be a fantastic signing. We had Coutinho who used to play on the flanks at the expense of Mane.

21 Feb 2018 16:48:01
Coutinho played inside with mane and salah on the flanks and bobby up top.

21 Feb 2018 23:41:29
Emile Heskey was also powerful!


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