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27 Feb 2017 20:17:40
Can really needs to work on his positioning around the 18 yard box or we are going to suffer under set pieces.

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27 Feb 2017 16:30:30
If Can starts ahead of Stewart tonight i will turn the TV off because i will already know the result.

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27 Feb 2017 18:00:43
You're dead right Danray because we've never won a game with Can on the pitch have we 🤔.

27 Feb 2017 19:08:26
Have you turned your TV off yet?

27 Feb 2017 19:36:48
Wonder when we win will Dan come back and eat his words?

27 Feb 2017 14:03:35
2012: Henderson deemed surplus
"I hope Fulham take him off our hands and give us Dempsey! "

2017: Captain Hendo gets injured
"Season is over! "

Gutted he is out for tonight but I love how far this guy has come. An inspiration for young footballers everywhere, and proof that fighting for your place can take you to the top.

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27 Feb 2017 15:22:07
A completely different type of captain to Gerrard but a much better professional and role model than Gerrard could ever be.

27 Feb 2017 12:59:12
No Henderson =
Expect a weaker midfield performance and less cover for the centre backs

He's easily liverpools most important player
I will be focused on "can someone in midfield step up" in his absence.

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27 Feb 2017 13:23:49
Klopp needs to show some faith in Stewart here he is the best replacement for hendo and not shove can back there doesn't work with him playing that role.

27 Feb 2017 12:55:43
I am really p***ed of right now, Henderson is out and we don't have anyone to replace him. We can buy as much potential as we want but if we don't have a ready made player to step into the captains place we are going nowhere fast. I have a bad feeling our season ends tonight .

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27 Feb 2017 12:44:18
In the last 10 years we have had 5 different managers and spend nearly £600 mill winning just one league cup while Jose has won in his first season itself. Not sure how much more would it take us to land the PL title.

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27 Feb 2017 13:44:05
He needed a helping hand from the officials to win it still ;)

Don't worry Harry, our time will come. League and CL double next season!

27 Feb 2017 01:23:44

If we still have our Southampton membership points, how about Italian striker Gabbi?

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27 Feb 2017 03:25:01

we have ings, origi and firmino, assuming sturridge leaves us next season. if were adding a striker, id like someone who can compete or be better than firmino. not to compete with origi and ings.

27 Feb 2017 06:02:49

Kaizer, the problem is that Ings is at least another season away from fully recovering from his injury and the other two are simply not prolific enough. If Sturridge leaves, Klopp will splash out on a striker and a winger in the summer.

27 Feb 2017 06:59:33

Gabbiadini has scored 5 goals in 3 games. 6 if we take into account United paying off the officials yesterday.



I should hope every top club in England just pulled their head out of Griezmann's rear end and said "you mean we can sign a goal-scorer for less than €90m? "



This is what good scouting gets you. We should not be looking to steal Gabbi though. We should be scouring the world of football for our own Gabbi. As Gabbi has shown, it could be someone warming a bench, it could be someone from a lower division, or it could even be someone sitting in our reserves. Our scouts need to be spotting these guys before they take off. We can't keep buying these guys from Southampton for massive fees and funding Southampton to make 3 more excellent buys. We have literally paid for them to become silverware contenders.

27 Feb 2017 07:18:51

You have to love posts like this. This page would have been in meltdown had we bought him from Napoli!



Good luck to him and Southampton. He's made a great start to his English career but let's see how he gets on over a longer period of time.

27 Feb 2017 02:03:02
Well we all thought certainly the Liverpool supporters definitely thought Zlatan would end up as a massive failure coz He is too old, He doesn't run like horse. But the reality is he was and always class on the pitch. That is exactly what you pay for a top clas striker up front. 20 goals in 26 games more than anyone in England at the age of 35.

Klopp will need to replace Sturridge with someone who will score week in week out.

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27 Feb 2017 07:16:44
Not all.
won money off mates, a while back when he hit the 20 goal Mark.

People forget the defending in English football is horrific and any striker with a footballing brain will enjoy a stint over here.

27 Feb 2017 08:49:25
United are on of the few teams capable of paying the money necessary to pay a 35 year old the money they are. Yes he is very good, yes he has done well, but the fact is most teams aren't in the position to take such an expensive gamble - we certainly aren't - so this talk of signing 'top class' seems like a pipe dream. We don't have the budget (or the prestige of CL right now) to attract the very best - this is the reality.

27 Feb 2017 12:06:16
Not sure how can you take the credit off from Zlatan and put the blame on Defending. You still have to score goals. Don't you? What about set pieces? He is a world class striker and he is still fit and firing. He will end up bagging the golden shoe and has every chance to win EL and FA as well.

27 Feb 2017 13:27:57
Zlatan was always going to be a success wherever he want to much talent there not to be his age plays no factor into his game he was never a quick player so getting older doesn't matter to him, and mathematics you seem to be a secret united fan since you love to spout on about them ;)

27 Feb 2017 13:50:08
This page was slating him and united at the start of the season. Harry's right, Zlatan's made us look foolish.

27 Feb 2017 17:58:02
I haven't taken any credit away from Zlatan.
He is top class and would always thrive off clever movement and intelligence.
What I did point out was he would enjoy his time in the PL due to the defending not being Great.

26 Feb 2017 21:01:53

First trophy for Mourinho in his first season. That is the difference between winners and Klopp who has been in five finals and lost them all. We are drifting again and that club is bringing in the silverware. Frustrated is an understatement.

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26 Feb 2017 21:25:54

God I'd hate to be stuck on a desert island with you mate.

26 Feb 2017 21:31:52

Ok so when they're on Thursday-Sunday in the Europa and we're playing in the Camp Nou in the champions league THEN we'll see who's frustrated 😎.

26 Feb 2017 22:48:52

You know Klopp has won finals right?

27 Feb 2017 07:25:18
To quote the Beatles. He gets by with a little help from the lino's (or something like that) . I saw a star the other day that said Utd have scored something like 8 goals that should have been ruled as offside and conceded 7 legitimate goals that were incorrectly ruled out for offside. That's a 15 goal swing! Sure, some decisions will go in your favour over a season but that really takes the biscuit.

27 Feb 2017 08:12:44
I would rather have Klopp thanks - Mou will (and has) done a decent job managing over the short term for stabilising and getting some wins, but that team is hardly a great long term prospect for the title and plays some rubbish football sometimes given they have the likes of Pogba and Ibra in there.

I would however still like to see Liverpool make one world class recruitment still to kick them on to the next level. Personally I would put in someone either at CB or deep midfield to strengthen the defence alongside Hendo/ Matip.

26 Feb 2017 17:07:12
I don't know if this has been asked, but this is a question for everyone (Eds included) and their opinions. Game between LFC 16/ 17 and LFC 13/ 14. (Gerrard and Sturridge play for 13/ 14 while Coutinho and Henderson play for 16/ 17, to clear up doubling) . Who wins?

I think the current squad wins it by a whisker. High scoring game. 4-3.

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26 Feb 2017 18:05:00
Without Henderson, and presumably with Gerrard at DM, logic dictates to me that 13/ 14 would be absolutely steamrollered in midfield by the current side and Migs, Skrtel and Sakho wouldn't exactly be the most reliable for bailing them out. But we won a lot of games in the second half of 13/ 14 whilst being worse in midfield.

The two teams would be well set up to exploit the weakness of the other: 16/ 17 pressing against Gerrard and the CBs who could be left isolated by the midfield and fullbacks joining the attack early and 13/ 14's direct balls and top quality forwards going at our current weaknesses in defence.

Between Henderson missing for 13/ 14 and the fact that we have a better manager now than we did in 13/ 14, I'd call it in favour of current team, but could go either way.

Who does Migs play for, btw? I assume 13/ 14 because 16/ 17 have Karius as backup whilst 13/ 14 have Jones.

27 Feb 2017 08:20:12
I would just give it to 13/ 14 because Suarez and Sturridge on their day were unplayable. On average though the current side is better, we just need that little kick to take us into a side that can go all the way.

27 Feb 2017 13:15:39
I would agree with Something Red, Zimbo. Yes, Suarez and Sturridge were unplayable at their peak but look at what the current defense did to Kane recently? He was invisible practically. I have a higher confidence in Matip and Lovren/ Lucas being able to handle Suarez and Sturridge. I don't think Skrtel and Sakho would have been able to handle Firmino, Mane and Coutinho just as well. The trio of Henderson, Wijnaldum and Lallana would batter the midfield of Gerrard, Lucas, Allen and Sterling. And with this new dimension of frantic pressing midfield and upwards, I actually think 13/ 14 would panic into costly mistakes. 16/ 17 play more of an all round game whereas 13/ 14 was more about getting it to Suarez somehow and hoping he'll deliver. And despite evidence to the contrary sometimes, I see Klopp reacting to weaknesses much faster than Rodgers would.

27 Feb 2017 15:57:04
I would say this current team has a slight edge in more areas of the pitch, I wouldn't go as far as to say that is in defence though. I think in terms of personnel we are better, but our defensive set up is just as bad as it was that season. I believe we conceded 30goals at the same point that season, which is the same amount of goals we have conceded this season. I would say midfield is the area in which we would flourish the most if we are comparing the two, due to the high tempo and high pressure we would put on gerrard playing the quarterback role with only hendo as cover, however, the way we play may also give gerrard space to be a threat as he was mainly neutralised against teams that where narrow. I think offensively, again the figures speak for themselves we scored 63 goals that season compared to 54 goals this season. We have more players that are a threat going forward, but that season we had two strikers that simply didn't lose form as oppose to coutinho, firmino mane and lallana all losing form at one point. The same cannot be said about Suarez and Sturridge that season. I think on paper it would be a high scoring game, but I think a real life scenario might be a bit different. I'd personally go for a draw probably 2-2. I think we had a winning factor that season that worked and should have won us the title had it not been down to rogers poor opposition preparation (Klopp suffers from similar things but has shown he can change things, he just doesn't do it enough) this season has probably seen a tad more competition in terms of the other teams (13/ 14 season was another competitive season at the top) but we have 49 points this season and 50 points at the same time that season which would be 4th in both seasons so we would be a place above our current position. If we are looking at it on paper, which you would in hypothetical cases such as this, if current form Liverpool played current form Liverpool from 13/ 14 season, Suarez and the gang would win.

 


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