Liverpool Rumours Archive October 25 2010

 

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25 Oct 2010 23:45:24
If we are looking to buy mainly english players come january, i don't think carlton cole would fit the bill with all the rumour flying around about him, i prefer darren bent my self out of present english strikers, what do you think?

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25 Oct 2010 23:34:14
Manager - rijkaard
gk reina
rb kelly
cb skrtel
cb agger
lb capdevilla
dm Tymoshchuk
am gerrard
am shelvey
rw cole
lw honda
str torres
a realistic starting 11 after jan window. play 4123 like barca when rijkaard was in charge.

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25 Oct 2010 23:21:35
This is realistic I believe and I think it would vastly improve us. We should make a move for Stephen Defour of Standard Leige. Apparantly they want between £10-13m and it would be worthwhile. We would need to convince us to join him over Man Utd though which I think we could. - Gerrard, Meireles and Defour would be a good midfield.

Also think we should go for Juan Mata. I have seen rumours pricing him at £11m and if that is the case then it would be worth the money. Torres rates Mata, so it would keep him happy. Plus Mata and Cole on the flanks would be good.

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25 Oct 2010 23:19:53
Hi ed,
what are the chances of us signing
ashley young, diego forlan and coentrao
individually who do you think we could sign
and state other players we have a very good possibility about please
thank ed
{Editor's note - I do not think we will be bid for Young or Forlan, the players I think our most likely are Turan, Sanchez, and maybe if the cash is there Llorente}

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25 Oct 2010 23:05:46
Ed, which players have been scouted so far this season?

{Editor's Note: Seemingly several.}

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25 Oct 2010 22:59:44
My wishlist of Ins/ Outs in January or the Summer.

Out

Lucas - £7 Million
Babel - £8 Million
Kuyt - £10 Million

(Total) £25 Million

(I would include Konchesky, Jovanovic and Poulsen in this list but doubt they would be sold only months after being bought, unfortunately)

In

(I would focus on players under 25 who could give us at least 5 years service and/ or potentially be sold for a profit)

Hulk (Age 24, Porto, to play alongside Fernando and take some of the physical burden away from him.)

Turan (Age 23, Galatasaray, can play on both wings and has pace and skill plus a desire to play for us)

Honda (Age 24, CSKA Moscow, very versatile, hard working and a free kick specialist with the added bonus of being a good commercial asset.)

Banega (Age 22, Valencia, a blend of Alonso and Masch, mobile, great passer and tackler, could play "Quarterback" in front of the back four.)

Obviously Aguero goes without saying, but if I'm honest that would be wishful thinking at the moment.

I think we could get these four *plucks figure out of thin air* for perhaps £50 Million, so £25 Million from player sales + £25 Million from the owners.

Remember in the late 80's when we bought Barnes, Beardsley and Aldridge in at the same time and it was the catalyst for some of the greatest football ever seen at Liverpool? With 3 or 4 intelligent acquisitions, I truly believe we would be up challenging, where we belong.

Matt S - YNWA -

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25 Oct 2010 22:59:12
Ed- Javi Martinez or Ever Banega?

{Editor's Note: Martinez.}

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25 Oct 2010 22:54:39
Believe me I'm no Lucas fan but does anyone else agree that he had a great game against Blackburn!

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25 Oct 2010 22:48:08
Ed, over your various comments, I am lead to believe you want Llorente, Honda and Sanchez in January if possible. If this is true how would you fit them in, and what would your team be by the end of January (including Manager) ?

{Editor's Note: Wow, can't anser it all, but personal opinion is to skip Llorente.}

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25 Oct 2010 22:23:39
Roy should buy ganso in the jan window(if hes still manager) because he can pick a pass has a good cross on him with either foot and a shot like gerrard with either foot perfect signing as hes attacking minded and would cost in the region of 10 to 15 m wht you think of him ed
{Editor's note - He will cost more than 15 million, probably closer to 30 million and Santos will hold every club to ransom for him}

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25 Oct 2010 22:23:13
We need Sergio Aguero

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25 Oct 2010 22:22:29
Ed , if you could sign 1 player : who would it be ( in jan )

LFCmattyy {ed's note - Keisuke Honda}
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We don't need Honda at the momment ED we need another quality striker. We have done for 3-4 years Llorente/ Saurez hopefully.

Blair Mayne YNWA {ed's note - Honda is a quality striker, who is also a quality left winger, left back, attacking midfielder or central midfielder.}

couldnt agree more with the ed when he played for vvv (holland) i watched him alot when he was there
he is a brillianf player anywhere on the left side and as a striker.

do like the look of Llorente great header of a football also affelay for the right


these are the three players i would try hard to get in january

llorente, honda & affelay

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25 Oct 2010 22:15:40
Hi Ed and fellow readers. I was just reading through the comments and this website has just made my day!. I read that Liverpool were scouting the dazzling Alexis Sanchez!. Ed please tell me if this is true, your thoughts and your prediction on this!. Surely all the comments can't be untrue!. Ed this boy would light the premier up! . Awwwww gosh i live in hope that we get him!.
{Editor's note - I know that RH was very interested in him when he took over and had scouts watching him. Not sure if anything has developed though}

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25 Oct 2010 21:50:03
Ed , if you could sign 1 player : who would it be ( in jan )

LFCmattyy {ed's note - Keisuke Honda}
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We don't need Honda at the momment ED we need another quality striker. We have done for 3-4 years Llorente/ Saurez hopefully.

Blair Mayne YNWA {ed's note - Honda is a quality striker, who is also a quality left winger, left back, attacking midfielder or central midfielder.}

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25 Oct 2010 21:48:02
Ins: sanchez/ mata 15m , banega 10m, honda 10m, llroente 14m, recall aquilani
Total - £49m
outs: lucas 7m, maxi 4m, poulsen, 2m, konchesky/ aurelio 3m, babel 6m
Total - £52m

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25 Oct 2010 21:47:00
As I have previously stated, the new owners always have had the belief that Hodgson will stabalise the club and will keep him in charge until at least the summer. He has been allocated a transfer budget, around £30m and wants a complete revamp of the squad. Players sent on loan such as Degen and Insua he wants sold to raise more cash. Other players leaving will be

Daniel Agger - Dislikes Hodgson's playing style.
Martin Skrtel - Inconsistent at the back.
Ryan Babel - Never fulfilled potential, liability.
Lucas Leiva - Average squad player, another liability.
Philipp Degen - Loan to buy with Stuttgart.
Emiliano Insua - Loan to buy with Galatasaray.
Alberto Aquilani - Loan to buy with Juventus.

Buy selling all these players, Hodgson would raise nearly £50m. So that amount plus the £30m from the owners, Hodgson will have around £80m to revamp the squad. On his wishlist are;

Gary Cahill
Ryan Shawcross
Philipe Mexes
Brede Hangeland
Fabio Coentrao
Tom Huddlestone
Javi Martinez
Gareth Barry
Shaun Wright Phillips
David Bentley
Ashley Young
Marc Albrighton
Juan Manuel Mata
Arda Turan
Keisuke Honda
Fernadno Llorente
Carlton Cole
Alexander Kershakov
Roman Pavlyuchenko
Luis Fabiano

Other names have been lined up and are currently being scouted. These are just names of players who Liverpool have a scout profile on and Hodgson would seriously consider buying a few of these players should he feel they will strengthen the squad.

Liverpool Red Sox

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25 Oct 2010 21:43:51
25 Oct 2010 21:24:26
Can people stop putting ashley young in there squads, he's useless.

ashley young is good with the right players, , if u look at his record with villa, , 2007-08 season villa were doing well had a decent squad, , he had 37 appearances, scored 9 ad 17 assists, , then 08/ 09 season, villa wasnt doing as good as season b4 players had gone, , and he didn't do to good 36 appearance 7 goals 9 assists, 09/ 10 season villa were doing better had a decent squad again, , he played rather well 36 games 5 goals 10 assists, , i think he can do well with the right players

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25 Oct 2010 21:41:30
Ed has Liverpool been scouting Alexis Snchez {ed's note - so I have been told, it is only to be expected when Roy was talking him up during the World Cup.}

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25 Oct 2010 21:39:18
Hi ed I agree but in long term it would plus if they send over American and Asia kids then they go in youth and could count as English with new rules {ed's note - that's why I liked the idea mate, it would be a good way to get some future stars.}

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25 Oct 2010 21:33:43
Hi ed if Liverpool owners want American and. Asia players why not open academy there sending the good ones over. To the academy here {ed's note - I think that is a decent idea, but it is not going to bring in the commercial revenue that an American and Asian star will, and that is the main reason for it.}

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25 Oct 2010 21:25:11
"jack hobbs at leicester"
A good friend of mine is a keen Leicester supporter>Last season he was telling me he thought they had no chance of keeping Hobbs as he looked Prem class.

CR

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25 Oct 2010 21:24:26
Can people stop putting ashley young in there squads, he's useless.

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25 Oct 2010 21:05:14
If Kenny Dalglish has been in Holland scouting Baden Powell it looks like the kids will soon be getting a chance.

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25 Oct 2010 21:03:45
* Realistic Targets *

Taye Taiwo LB 3m - out of contract in the summer
Philipe Mexes CB 3m - out of contract in the summer
Arda Turan RW 12m - has stated he wants to play for liverpool
Juan Mata LW 15m - Valencia are about 300m in debt and would find it hard to turn down the offer
Javi Martinez CM 15m - Bilbao would sell for the right price
Keisuke Honda M/ S 15m - has stated he wants to play for liverpool

* Sell *

Konchesky - Lucas - Maxi - Kuyt - Poulsen - Babel - Insua - Degen

* Team *

Reina
Kelly - Mexes - Agger - Taiwo
Turan - Gerrard - Martinez - Mata
Honda
Torres

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25 Oct 2010 21:02:45
My partners in Schiphol Airport Amsterdam on her way back from girly weekend and Dalglish on same flight back to John Lennon with a couple of suited and booted. Wonder whether he's been on a scouting mission. Any ideas who? Have asked her to quiz him :)

Baden Powell

Isn't Frank Rijkaard back in Amsterdam this week?

Not sure to be honest but I've asked her to corner him when they take off and do everything within her power to get the truth. It is Kenny after all so no sacrifice is too big. Seriously, she said he's looking totally knackered. . . .and the guys with him don't look sporty whatsoever. Did anyone see him at the match on Sunday?

Shows how tight money is when the King flies on Easyjet

Baden Powell

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25 Oct 2010 21:02:12
1.Pepe Reina
2.Phil Neal
3.Alan Kennedy
4.Sami Hyppia
5.Alan Hansen
6.Greame Souness
7.Kenny Dalglish
8.Steven Gerrard
9.Ian Rush
10.Robbie Fowler
11.Ray Kennedy

12.Grobbelaar, Nicol, Beardsley, Barnes, Lawler, Yates,
Torres, Mcmanaman, Houghton.

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25 Oct 2010 21:01:19
Why don't we buy the Hulk . . he is strong, quick, has good technique and a powerful shot. . He is around 16 million £. . What do you think ED ? {ed's note - good player, but I would prefer Llorente if possible.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:54:40
My partners in Schiphol Airport Amsterdam on her way back from girly weekend and Dalglish on same flight back to John Lennon with a couple of suited and booted. Wonder whether he's been on a scouting mission. Any ideas who? Have asked her to quiz him :)

Baden Powell

Isn't Frank Rijkaard back in Amsterdam this week?

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25 Oct 2010 20:53:58
Thanks for replying Ed, but aren't manure now interested in Bale, Sneijder etc. . surely we have a better chance of getting Sanchez?

GTH {ed's note - I hope so mate, Sanchez would be worth buying a ticket to watch on his own.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:51:56
Ed, i am frantically trying to find John W Henry' email address so i can tell him to buy Sanchez

LFC1

You can contact him on Twitter : @John_W_Henry

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25 Oct 2010 20:51:06
Thanks for the response mate. Love this site, I must read it about three times every ten minutes!
Great read.

Cheers Sass. {ed's note - glad you like mate, it certainly keeps me busy!}

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25 Oct 2010 20:46:50
Ed, im bored. So here it goes. What would be your all-time greatest lfc team? Any player from any era. Im still young and havent seen the likes of rush and dalglish play so here me goes.
Gk reina
rb babbel
cb carra
cb hyypia
lb riise
rm luis garcia
cm gerrard
cm alonso
lm mc.manaman
st torres
st fowler
subs: dudek, agger, mc.ateer, a fit aurelio, berger, mascherano, kuyt, mc.allister, crouch. That judas m.owen don't make my team for very obvious reasons. But its clear to say that when he left lfc he left his talent behind too. So, yeah!
Red bl00ded! {ed's note - I would go with: gk: Grob/ Reina (I really can't choose!) rb: Rob Jones cbs: Alan Hansen and Sammi Hyypia lb: Steve Staunton rm: Terry McDermott cms: Graeme Souness and Xabi Alonso lm: John Barnes sts: Robbie Fowler and Kenny Dalglish. That was hard! I wanted to put Nicol in somewhere, I loved Stevie Nicol.}

What bout Peter Beardsley? Him and Barnes were unstoppable

LFC1 {ed's note - I completely forgot about Peebo! I loved that little hunchback, he was a fantastic player for us.}

Me & You Both ED he could unlock any defence easily . . just a great hardworking skillful player

LFC1 {ed's note - I didn't even manage to get players like Gerrard, McAllister, Rush, Lawrenson and many more in either. There are so many great players.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:46:48
What's the chances of us bringing back luis Garcia? ?
Heard a few whispers and he looked great in the testimonial match.

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25 Oct 2010 20:45:41
Apparently Roy wants to improve the defense in january. . any thoughts Ed? . . {ed's note - yes, he could recall Ayala or give Wilson, Mavinga and Kelly a proper run of games. Waste of money to buy more defenders when we have such good young ones. He needs to have the balls to give the kids a chance, we have lost far too many good ones in recent years.}

Ed, you say we have lost far too many good kids over the years. . . who exactly were they and who do the play for now?
{Editor's note - adam hamill at barnsley - great winger who was their best player last season, paul anderson at forest, pacey winger/ striker and jack hobbs at leicester}

Ed i disagree about Hobbs, seen him over many years growing up he lacks pace and movement, watching him turn is like watching the QE2 dock

LFC1 {ed's note - I would have agreed, but he has improved massively at Leicester City.}

He Has Ed but, that's in a lower division, and would be well beaten in the Prem

LFC1 {ed's note - you say that but it has been proved many times that players can step up and make the grade.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:45:24
My partners in Schiphol Airport Amsterdam on her way back from girly weekend and Dalglish on same flight back to John Lennon with a couple of suited and booted. Wonder whether he's been on a scouting mission. Any ideas who? Have asked her to quiz him :)

Baden Powell

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25 Oct 2010 20:44:49
Ed, are man u still interested in Sanchez. .who has a better chance to get him, us or utd? Would hate to see him at scum. . {ed's note - United are interested, but I doubt they have the money, though he would choose them as he is a United fan.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:40:37
Ed, im bored. So here it goes. What would be your all-time greatest lfc team? Any player from any era. Im still young and havent seen the likes of rush and dalglish play so here me goes.
Gk reina
rb babbel
cb carra
cb hyypia
lb riise
rm luis garcia
cm gerrard
cm alonso
lm mc.manaman
st torres
st fowler
subs: dudek, agger, mc.ateer, a fit aurelio, berger, mascherano, kuyt, mc.allister, crouch. That judas m.owen don't make my team for very obvious reasons. But its clear to say that when he left lfc he left his talent behind too. So, yeah!
Red bl00ded! {ed's note - I would go with: gk: Grob/ Reina (I really can't choose!) rb: Rob Jones cbs: Alan Hansen and Sammi Hyypia lb: Steve Staunton rm: Terry McDermott cms: Graeme Souness and Xabi Alonso lm: John Barnes sts: Robbie Fowler and Kenny Dalglish. That was hard! I wanted to put Nicol in somewhere, I loved Stevie Nicol.}

What bout Peter Beardsley? Him and Barnes were unstoppable

LFC1 {ed's note - I completely forgot about Peebo! I loved that little hunchback, he was a fantastic player for us.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:36:54
Apparently Roy wants to improve the defense in january. . any thoughts Ed? . . {ed's note - yes, he could recall Ayala or give Wilson, Mavinga and Kelly a proper run of games. Waste of money to buy more defenders when we have such good young ones. He needs to have the balls to give the kids a chance, we have lost far too many good ones in recent years.}

Ed, you say we have lost far too many good kids over the years. . . who exactly were they and who do the play for now?
{Editor's note - adam hamill at barnsley - great winger who was their best player last season, paul anderson at forest, pacey winger/ striker and jack hobbs at leicester}

Ed i disagree about Hobbs, seen him over many years growing up he lacks pace and movement, watching him turn is like watching the QE2 dock

LFC1 {ed's note - I would have agreed, but he has improved massively at Leicester City.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:31:59
Ed , if you could sign 1 player : who would it be ( in jan )

LFCmattyy {ed's note - Keisuke Honda}

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25 Oct 2010 20:31:55
In jan we have to be realistic
we need a striker and a winger
The striker has to be a target man E.g Edin Dzeko
The winger we should try for someone versitile E.g Michel bastos or Honda
then go for a lb another winger and maybe acb in the summer what you think ed ? {ed's note - I agree to a degree, wingers, strikers and left backs, yes, but I don't think we need a cb. I would like to see Ayala given a chance first, he has been excellent on loan this season.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:29:27
To the Editor who signes off Ed's Note, do you think you were wrong about Hodgson getting the push now mate? If not how long would you say he's got?

Keep up the good work.

Sass. {ed's note - I still believe he is going to be removed, I just think he has been giving breathing room because the boardroom is not sorted yet.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:29:21
Apparently Roy wants to improve the defense in january. . any thoughts Ed? . . {ed's note - yes, he could recall Ayala or give Wilson, Mavinga and Kelly a proper run of games. Waste of money to buy more defenders when we have such good young ones. He needs to have the balls to give the kids a chance, we have lost far too many good ones in recent years.}

Ed, you say we have lost far too many good kids over the years. . . who exactly were they and who do the play for now?
{Editor's note - adam hamill at barnsley - great winger who was their best player last season, paul anderson at forest, pacey winger/ striker and jack hobbs at leicester}

so none of them went on to play for big clubs then? {ed's note - they are all youngsters, youngsters who never got a chance with us, they will all be Premier League players in a couple of years.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:25:42
Ed, im bored. So here it goes. What would be your all-time greatest lfc team? Any player from any era. Im still young and havent seen the likes of rush and dalglish play so here me goes.
Gk reina
rb babbel
cb carra
cb hyypia
lb riise
rm luis garcia
cm gerrard
cm alonso
lm mc.manaman
st torres
st fowler
subs: dudek, agger, mc.ateer, a fit aurelio, berger, mascherano, kuyt, mc.allister, crouch. That judas m.owen don't make my team for very obvious reasons. But its clear to say that when he left lfc he left his talent behind too. So, yeah!
Red bl00ded! {ed's note - I would go with: gk: Grob/Reina (I really can't choose!) rb: Rob Jones cbs: Alan Hansen and Sammi Hyypia lb: Steve Staunton rm: Terry McDermott cms: Graeme Souness and Xabi Alonso lm: John Barnes sts: Robbie Fowler and Kenny Dalglish. That was hard! I wanted to put Nicol in somewhere, I loved Stevie Nicol.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:24:28
Ed, for us to get Sanchez we need to let go of a similar player. . babel surely is the obvious choice? ?. . but what abt marveaux. .or is he just a contigency plan. .? ? {ed's note - to call Babel a similar player is an insult to Sanchez! I don't see why we would need to let go of someone anyway, we don't have any wingers, real wingers with pace and the ability to beat a man. I don't know about Marveaux, other than that Liverpool scouts have been looking at him. He might be the cheap option or the first choice, I don't know.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:21:53

QUOTE:
[Someone earlier posted about the owners possibly wanting to buy an american and asian player to tap into both markets. I think donavan and honda would be good acquisitions for this, but also because they would add some creativity and pace to the team]


wow. really intelligent posting, and such an original idea!

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25 Oct 2010 20:21:32
Hi ed and all

With the new owners giving roy till christmas to save his job(thats what it looks like now), is he going to start spouting all this rubbish about players fitting the right profile for lfc. All I want like everybody else is just to get some pace on the wings and a good partner for el nino, could I suggest turan, affelley, elija poldoski, sanchez and for torres llorente, dzeko, honda, kroos, gomez.
Carlton cole, shaun wrightphllips, wayne bridge and chris brunt do not I say do not fit into lfc profile. Kingplfc

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25 Oct 2010 20:15:54
Someone earlier posted about the owners possibly wanting to buy an american and asian player to tap into both markets. I think donavan and honda would be good acquisitions for this, but also because they would add some creativity and pace to the team. Also, there are some quality frees out there. . Afellay, taiwo, pienaar. finally if you add in the real madrid rejects . .gago, drenthe. .theres some deals to be had in positions that we are short in!

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25 Oct 2010 20:15:17
Surely the scouts report on Sanchez was amazing everytime I see him play he never fails to amaze. Would suit the premership as well imo. Ed you got any idea about how much his price would be? {ed's note - United were quoted £25m.}

My opinion for whats is worth !
I think 25mil for this lad is a snip! just think marketed the right way with NESV know how that would returned in 2 years.
Also 25 mil for a 21 year old is peanuts for this type of quality, look what Barca have just paid for Masch!

So Come NESV look no further than Udinese and get a pre contract sorted now

LFC1 {ed's note - I agree completely, the lad is one of the top talents in the world right now.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:12:31
In answer to a few questions asked earlier on this page. . Rafa wanted Banega years ago is this not correct Ed? Robbie Fowler in his prime was the best player the Prem has had full stop. . For me the thing about my favorite player that Rafa brought in " Xabi Alonso " was not just his range of passing which after his first game at the club was clear for all to see or his incredible vision, but simply his ability to keep the tempo of the game at which ever rate he preferred. Wow the way he bossed the midfield was matched only by one other player Roy Keane. . Xabi will not be coming back to Liverpool FC he is now part of the machine that is Real Madrid, who by the way are playing the best club football in the World at the min. .

I want Roy to get a fair crack at running Our club with all the necessary support he needs. . Lets get ourselves going again only this time lets be stronger, tougher and smarter than the recent Liverpool teams of late. . YNWA Mal {ed's note - Rafa considered Banega, at a time when he was not even wanted by Valencia, why he never bought him I can't fathom out.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:11:17
Apparently Roy wants to improve the defense in january. . any thoughts Ed? . . {ed's note - yes, he could recall Ayala or give Wilson, Mavinga and Kelly a proper run of games. Waste of money to buy more defenders when we have such good young ones. He needs to have the balls to give the kids a chance, we have lost far too many good ones in recent years.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:09:57
Liverpool approach David Beckham to join on loan from January 1st for 3 months.
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To all those posters suggesting we should buy the average player Shaun Wright Phillips, I know it probably won't happen but i would rather have Beckham for 3 months than Wright Phillips for 3 years!
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100% agree with this. Wright Phillips is one of the most frustrating players I have ever seen. He has somehow managed to make some appearances for England while spending the majority of his time on the Man City/ Chelsea bench only to come on for the last 20 minutes and lose the ball a lot. I would die a lot inside if he joined Liverpool. Put faith in any of our youngsters like Amoo or Suso rather than waste piles of money on a man who likes to play pretend football and enjoy the perks of ridiculous wages, but never puts in the time to get better. Chancer.
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Wright Phillips has only got where he has because of his father, who plugs him in every newspaper article he writes or tv/ radio programme he is on, and the use of a very good agent (his fathers actually). He is nothing more than an 'useful' player, who signed/ played for Chelsea so he would not fall into the hands of their rivals. Chelsea blew the other interested clubs out of the water with transfer fee double what the others offered.
Yes Beckham won't be coming but in many ways a player like him with is what we need.
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I for one think Beckham on loan until the end of the season would be a perfect fit! CM Play maker who can pass the ball anywhere he see's an opening. With Torres and Stevie G running on to his through balls i see lots of goals! Highly unlikely though

StevieW

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25 Oct 2010 20:07:48
25 Oct 2010 19:49:54
Is it me or does roy hodgson want his head checked! why the hell is he considering even buying carlton cole! hes a DONKEY. we needs to make his way back down the M4 i think. . YNWA

I think I'm right in saying that C Cole was only considered at the end of the Hicks & Gillett era because funds weren't available for anyone better.

Hopefully the outlook is not so bleak now. .

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25 Oct 2010 20:05:56
Who would you prefer Ed, Sanchez or Mata? {ed's note - Sanchez, without even a shadow of doubt about it, he is incredible to watch.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:03:38
What with Udinese not being in europe and roy having some money to spend. . .chance that Alexis Sanchez might be bought in the january transfer window. . .

Ed, chance of this possibly? {ed's note - I would love him and Udinese are willing to sell, but his price is high, so it must be a slim hope, even though he is exactly what we need.}

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25 Oct 2010 20:03:18
Surely the scouts report on Sanchez was amazing everytime I see him play he never fails to amaze. Would suit the premership as well imo. Ed you got any idea about how much his price would be ? {ed's note - United were quoted £25m.}

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25 Oct 2010 19:49:54
Is it me or does roy hodgson want his head checked! why the hell is he considering even buying carlton cole! hes a DONKEY. we needs to make his way back down the M4 i think. . YNWA

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25 Oct 2010 19:48:52
You sed valenica need money so what are the chances of getting mata and benga {ed's note - if we offer cash they would have no choice but to take it.}

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25 Oct 2010 19:48:51
What I meant was ED, are we scouting Sanchez that u know of? And, the player the owners all looking to buy to tap into the asian market, is it Honda?
{Editor's note - I can comfirm Sanchez has been scouted and imo he is a brilliant player. Honda would be a good buy and is a brilliant player}

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25 Oct 2010 19:36:50
So, Ed considering the fact that roy was dazzled by Sanchez's performance at the world cup, do you think we'll try and sign him. . I believe the player would prfer a move to Utd? {ed's note - he would prefer a move to United, but they were priced out of a move in the summer, I really can't see them moving for him in January. Sanchez has said he wants to play in the Prem, so I don't see why we couldn't get him.}

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25 Oct 2010 19:30:56
Ed, I keep hearing on here that we r linked with Jeremy Menez?Surely Hodgson would know better than to sign another temperamental player. .I follow the Italian League very closely and would like to say that Menez is just another Babel. . There r players who would be perfect for Liverpool. .to name a few

1)Gaby Mudingayi - A defensive mid who plays for Bologna, brilliant player, very physical but composed at the same time.

2)Alexis Sanchez - Superb winger.About the best in serie A.Would fit into the PL easily and would put on a show for the fans.

3)Paulo Vitor Barreto - tevez like striker at Bari on loan from Udinese. . gr8 player. very under rated. .

Ur thoughts ed? {ed's note - I would absolutely love Sanchez, I was just discussing him with the Man U supporting editor on our widget. We were just talking about how wonderful he is to watch with the ball at his feet.}

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25 Oct 2010 19:22:40
All LFC fans should be thankfull that the debt is now off the clubs shoulders.
Uefa are bringing in regulations that will prevent any clubs that cannot control their debt from entering certain European competitions.
Their could also be regulations put on clubs preventing them from overspending in the transfer windows.
If these rules come into effect, it will give smaller clubs a better chance to compete with bigger clubs.
The role of the manager will also be affcted as managers will have a better chance to proove themselves. {ed's note - I don't see how you come to the belief that smaller clubs will have a better chance to compete? Bigger clubs make more money, which means they can spend more money, it will change nothing in that respect, it is just about stopping more Portsmouth situations.}

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25 Oct 2010 19:20:34
I know there was nothing better growing up watching robbie fowler, i'll be honest he is the main reason i started supporting liverpool. when he was forced to leeds i was gutted (i was only 10 lol).
biggest mistake Houllier made getting rid of him.

always a red

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25 Oct 2010 19:20:11
Hey Ed, are we still looking into the possibility of signing Haorau and Marveaux?Also do you think the new owners would like to tap into the US market for a player like Donovan?It would make sense.Also is there any truth in the stories that Roy's been given 30 million to spend?I thought u said that's not how it works. .

GTH {ed's note - first off I don't know, Roy watches his own targets rather than relying on scouts like Rafa did, makes it a lot more difficult to be sure of his target. I can only say that we have had them scouted, I believe. I do think the owners are intent on signing a player for the Asian market and one for the US market, yes. Roy hasn't been given a budget, NESV are not intent on working that way, it will be more like the old days when a manager would just ask for a player and the chairman would then try and get him. There won't be a set budget as such, it will be more of a case by case basis.}

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25 Oct 2010 19:17:12
Oh yeah I forgot about there financial issues he is a must then for me. Hopefully the rumours linking us with him in the summer had some legs so we can follow up on it, and he's better than Defour. (I would also love Jeremy Menez but that ones just me)

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25 Oct 2010 19:09:18
25 Oct 2010 18:52:45
25 Oct 2010 18:17:58

25 Oct 2010 18:09:02

Liverpool approach David Beckham to join on loan from January 1st for 3 months.
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To all those posters suggesting we should buy the average player Shaun Wright Phillips, I know it probably won't happen but i would rather have Beckham for 3 months than Wright Phillips for 3 years!
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100% agree with this. Wright Phillips is one of the most frustrating players I have ever seen. He has somehow managed to make some appearances for England while spending the majority of his time on the Man City/ Chelsea bench only to come on for the last 20 minutes and lose the ball a lot. I would die a lot inside if he joined Liverpool. Put faith in any of our youngsters like Amoo or Suso rather than waste piles of money on a man who likes to play pretend football and enjoy the perks of ridiculous wages, but never puts in the time to get better. Chancer.
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Wright Phillips has only got where he has because of his father, who plugs him in every newspaper article he writes or tv/ radio programme he is on, and the use of a very good agent (his fathers actually). He is nothing more than an 'useful' player, who signed/ played for Chelsea so he would not fall into the hands of their rivals. Chelsea blew the other interested clubs out of the water with transfer fee double what the others offered.
Yes Beckham won't be coming but in many ways a player like him with is what we need.

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25 Oct 2010 19:08:56
We all loved Xabi but the chances of him returning are very very slim, However to replace Xabi properly we need to look to Valencia's Ever Banega very similar to Alonso and probably one of the few players who can match his pass range. Would be difficult to get him though and may cost 15 + million but imo would be worth it.

Ed what do you think of Banega and our chances to get him? {ed's note - I have been talking up Banega for a while to the other editors. I think he is top class and would love to see him playing for Liverpool. Our chances of getting him are very good as Valencia are still in desperate need of money and could not refuse any decent offers that involve cash.}

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25 Oct 2010 19:04:54
Carlton Cole will deffo be joining in january.

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25 Oct 2010 19:02:27
We all love the wish lists and the banter about who's coming and going! but until january nothing will happen. so for now i think the goalscoring aspect of our game needs improvement! so why aren't kuyt and jova used in the second/ supporting striker roles with torres as both are more than capable of giving us the extra goals that we need to boost this season.

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25 Oct 2010 18:59:42
25 Oct 2010 14:36:50
Ive heard it time and again. Johnson is not great defensively but good going forward.

I can not remember the last time he gave us an assist.

I do remember the last goal he scored. 4th game of last years league

From what ive noticed for a while now. he takes so much time on the ball when going forward. doesn't cross enough so who says hes good going forward? someone give me reasons

True Red

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Too much time in The Grapes in Formby with his hanger-on's

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25 Oct 2010 18:55:16
January ins:
Honda-14 million
A.Young-12-15 million
Bent-15-20 million
total: 41-49 million (average-45 million)
outs:
Maxi- 3 million
Poulsen- 2.5 million
Babel- 8 million
total: 13.5 million
net= (-)31.5 million
(^^apparently we have 30 million to spend)
Summer:
Dann(brum)- 7 million
Left-back-5-10 million
I.Affelay-8 million
Banega-14 million
total: 34-39 million (average-36.5 million)
outs:
Skrtel- 6 million
Aurelio- 2 million
Konchesky- 2 million
Lucas- 8 million
Kuyt- 9 million
Aquilani- 12 million
total: 39 million
net= (+)2.5 million
total NESV spend: 29 million!
squad in summer:-
GK-reina, jones
RB-johnson, kelly
CB-dann, agger
CB-carra, krygiakos
LB-(new one(dont know), mavinga
RM-A.Young, Amoo
CM-Gerrard, Meireles
CM-Banega, Shelvey
LM-Honda, Afellay
AM-Cole, Pacheco
ST-Torres, Bent
ST-Ngog, Jovanovic
OKAY, Now that's a team. .(Y)
what say ed? and who would you get for LB? {ed's note - I would probably look at a player such as Taiwo or even play Honda there.}

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25 Oct 2010 18:52:45
25 Oct 2010 18:17:58

25 Oct 2010 18:09:02

Liverpool approach David Beckham to join on loan from January 1st for 3 months.
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To all those posters suggesting we should buy the average player Shaun Wright Phillips, I know it probably won't happen but i would rather have Beckham for 3 months than Wright Phillips for 3 years!
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100% agree with this. Wright Phillips is one of the most frustrating players I have ever seen. He has somehow managed to make some appearances for England while spending the majority of his time on the Man City/ Chelsea bench only to come on for the last 20 minutes and lose the ball a lot. I would die a lot inside if he joined Liverpool. Put faith in any of our youngsters like Amoo or Suso rather than waste piles of money on a man who likes to play pretend football and enjoy the perks of ridiculous wages, but never puts in the time to get better. Chancer.

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25 Oct 2010 18:52:10
25 Oct 2010 16:54:28

I take it frank has checked out the crowne plaza then eh, after seeing nando save woys job yesterday. .

king kenny07

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25 Oct 2010 18:51:43
Just a quick post to lighten the mood lol.

would you rather have robbie fowler (in his prime) or torres.
this is not a kock on torres just wanting to start a bit of an arguement. for me its fowler.

always a red {ed's note - for me, without a doubt, Fowler in his prime is better, he was unbelievable at his peak.}

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25 Oct 2010 18:50:24
It was reported today on local radio in the north east that Middlesboro Football Club enquired about the possible availability of Roy Hodgson to take their managers job if he is to be removed from manager of Liverpool within the next week. But they were offered no enthusiasm to take the matter further.

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25 Oct 2010 18:50:14
Hodgson will not be given a fixed transfer budget from nesv , he will have to go to the board and put forward the merits of the player(s) and argue the case for the transfer fee.Lets hope that he's a good debater cause we need a few real players
ngs77

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25 Oct 2010 18:47:22
Just 2 quick questions ed : who are we heavily linked with? , and who do you think we will sign in january? , in your opinioun !
Thanks

LFCmattyy {ed's note - I really don't have a clue who we will sign in January, though I do think the talk about Honda has legs. I do think NESV want, if possible, a player to tap into the Asian market and also, again if possible, a player to tap into the US market. I think the first choice players are Honda and Clint Dempsey, though being main targets doesn't mean they will sign.}

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25 Oct 2010 18:47:00
There is rumours of xabi alonso, ppl saying hes not settled in madrid and could return back to liverpool, , , me personally can't see how he can be unsettled he is home, he is playing every league game nearly, , , i can't see him leaving madrid for a while. .if he ever does. .what do you think ED anyone else, , , click believe if u think he would leave madrid for liverpool or unbelievable if u think he won't {ed's note - I don't think there is a hope in hell of him coming back this season.}

never mind this season i can't see him coming back ever lol do you think hes unsettled at madrid tho {ed's note - not that I have heard, he isn't showing any signs of it on the pitch either. I think it is just wishful thinking.}

yeah that's what i think ha , us lfc fans need to look forward not the past players specially those who r playing regular football and playing well

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25 Oct 2010 18:44:35
There is rumours of xabi alonso, ppl saying hes not settled in madrid and could return back to liverpool, , , me personally can't see how he can be unsettled he is home, he is playing every league game nearly, , , i can't see him leaving madrid for a while. .if he ever does. .what do you think ED anyone else, , , click believe if u think he would leave madrid for liverpool or unbelievable if u think he won't {ed's note - I don't think there is a hope in hell of him coming back this season.}

never mind this season i can't see him coming back ever lol do you think hes unsettled at madrid tho {ed's note - not that I have heard, he isn't showing any signs of it on the pitch either. I think it is just wishful thinking.}

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25 Oct 2010 18:36:15
There is rumours of xabi alonso, ppl saying hes not settled in madrid and could return back to liverpool, , , me personally can't see how he can be unsettled he is home, he is playing every league game nearly, , , i can't see him leaving madrid for a while. .if he ever does. .what do you think ED anyone else, , , click believe if u think he would leave madrid for liverpool or unbelievable if u think he wont {ed's note - I don't think there is a hope in hell of him coming back this season.}

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25 Oct 2010 18:35:43
Dont be surprised if we went for an american player such as donovan , cos with JWH being american aswell as it making alot of shirt sales there too !

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25 Oct 2010 18:31:29
Its been ages since i posted. :(
anyways, ed, do you know why hodgson claimed tovainen ''did not fit the bill'' when we were about to sign him for 10million pounds? he is actually quite good, amazing in the air aswell. reminded me of peter crouch just stronger, which is exactly what we needed to partner torres. !
RedSox69 {ed's note - I didn't understand his thinking on this one either, it seems like a huge error to me, to expect Torres to carry on with only Ngog available as back up seems madness.}

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25 Oct 2010 18:29:12
For all the people saying we should change our formation to 3 5 2. what are you thinking? we can't get two fit center backs and you're calling for 3 to play all season? even if we did do you know that rafa already tried that once and failed and no other manager would go near it if anything we need to play a 4 3 3 which can change to a 4 5 1 when required

But besides that Roy like to play 4 2 3 1 which was the one thing we don't want him to do. that formation never worked for liverpool after alonso left cause you need a special mid fielder for that position which even gerrard isnt. aqua wasnt and lucas definetly wasnt.

So Roy has done nothing new. no new formation( Same as rafas), no faith in youth (same as rafa) no balls to make half time changes (same as rafa) and bad buys(polsen for aqua what a joke). he didn't even change the assistant coach, whilst his tactics are worse . he needs the boot

True red

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25 Oct 2010 18:24:04
What do you think ed about playing agger left centre back .he will give konch far better cover as having cole infront of him who won't defend and skertel there who's had a nightmare season and should be sold.
THESHANKLEYWAY {ed's note - I would prefer Agger, he is much better on the ball, which is a huge plus.}

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25 Oct 2010 18:09:02
Liverpool approach David Beckham to join on loan from January 1st for 3 months.

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25 Oct 2010 18:06:43
Fabio Coentrao was linked with us today but he signed a new contract until 2016, so a transfer would be very expensive

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25 Oct 2010 18:04:30
Hodgson will be not be sacked untill the summer unless the team have not improved till christmas. then in the summer NESV will appoint Hiddink. Hiddink knows the current squad is full of dead wood and will replace this asap. NESV will provide one big transfer budget to get the team back on the road then after that they will provide a reasoable £25m+sales. However, this summer they will provide a £60+sales. So Here it goes

Outs:
Johnson 15m
Skertl 9m
Insua 4m
Aurelio 3m
Maxi 3m
Poulson 4m
Kuyt 10m
= 108m altogether

Ins:
Mexes 13m
Cissoko 13
Young 15m
Elia 9m
Hamsik 15m
Turan 9m
Forlan 15m
Lahm 20m

Reina
Lahm Mexes Agger Cissoko
Young Mereles Hamsik
Gerrard
Forlan Torres

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25 Oct 2010 17:59:29
Reina

Mexes Cahill Agger

Johnson Gerrard Meireles/ Banega A. Young Coentrao

Llorente Torres

Johnson and Coentrao could both get forward but still prove adequate cover in defense, where it becomes a 5-3-2.

Just a thought.

{Editor's Note: It may work with the players you have listed - but 6 of them do not play for Liverpool.}

Re: I like the team and Barcelona is playing something similar to this but with Mascha coming back to fill in between Puyol and Piquet when the full backs are up. We could actually use this already and I remember putting this formation some time back. Here is my formation again

- - - - - - - - - -REINA- - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - skrtel- - - - - - - Agger- - - - - -
Johnson- - - - - -Meireles- - - - -Aure/ Konch-
- - Shelvey- - - -Gerrard- - - - - Joe Cole- -
- - - - - - - Kuyt- - - -Torres- - - - - - - - -

Even Shelvey and Meireles could interchange and play. Sorry Carra will not be there as he is slow for this dynamics system. It comes at the risk of one mis-positioning which could result in a goal. Mascha was ideal for this system and that's y v never had defensive lapses when he was there.

ED: - I am sure this is the best system for us but there is only the need of a quality left back. Konchesky and Aurelio are not my favorites for this. IMO every player is world class at the position I mentioned and put him and wears the lvoely red jersey on the weekend.
What do u think guys? ?Bel for yes and Non Beli for No

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25 Oct 2010 17:50:15
"King Kenny is picking the teams"
I don't think he picked the team on Sunday as it was the same as the week before but I am sure if he is getting more involved it can only be a good thing.I do not however think he should be manager.
CR

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25 Oct 2010 17:46:17
{Editor's Note: It may work with the players you have listed - but 6 of them do not play for Liverpool.}

Yes ed I am aware, but if they come over January and next summer, then I think it would be a great team. At the moment, without transfers, I would play;

Reina

Kelly Skrtel Agger

Johnson Meireles Gerrard Cole Aurelio

Jovanovic

Torres

Still a pretty good team though!

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25 Oct 2010 17:36:02
I have been reading quite a number of posts blaming Sammy Lee for our lack of form, ideas etc. I don't know enough about his coaching skills, but I would love to see Gary McAllister back at Anfield. I know he is at Villa but if the offer came I think he would walk it from the Midlands.

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25 Oct 2010 17:23:53
Ed, how would you feel about us playing 3-5-2? It would be attacking, the full backs could get forward, Torres would have a partner, and we would not be over run in the midfield. This could be the team come next season say.

Reina

Mexes Cahill Agger

Johnson Gerrard Meireles/ Banega A. Young Coentrao

Llorente Torres

Johnson and Coentrao could both get forward but still prove adequate cover in defense, where it becomes a 5-3-2.

Just a thought.

{Editor's Note: It may work with the players you have listed - but 6 of them do not play for Liverpool.}

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25 Oct 2010 17:12:18
Ed, I there any truth to the rumours about Torres, Johnson or Reina wanting to leave? Also, I'd like to see Liverpool improve through the January window, but which club will let valuable assets leave in the middle of the season? I believe you can attract unsettled players and promising youngsters with much to prove. But, besides that it is tough to do business in January. Also, where does the rumour about Hodgson being demoted to coach appear? How much money will be available in January, I read 30 million somewhere, 60 million somewhere else. Thanks.

Olivier

{Editor's Note: A number of players have been uncomfortable with the situation so far this season - much of which resulted from the ownership situation. We will have a better idea once we get through to the end of the year and see how everyone (players, manager, owners) are performing.

Don't expect a fixed budget of £xM. All expenditure will need to be justified to the board. It is a good system and will hopefully stop money being spent on players (and their wages) that will never make the first team.}

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25 Oct 2010 17:06:45
Liverpool should sign ganso (paulo henrique) a centre midfielder wos attavking minded and hes already made his brazil debut against U.S.A and rattled the post from 30 yards has great skill level and passing is top notch too, 21 years old very similar too kaka roy sign before citeh or chelski do get in a quality youngster would cost 10 m to 15 m and have a pop at neymar unrealistic but at least attempt to buy him if your still here in january Y.N.W.A

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25 Oct 2010 17:02:04
25 Oct 2010 15:51:57
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY LOOK EVERYBODY, LIVERPOOL NEED 100 MILLION POUNDS TO GET BACK IN THE PICTURE WITH THEASE OWNERS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, SO A CLUB LIKE LIVERPOOL ED WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO END UP IN THE FURTURE JUST PLAYING FOR MID TABLE OR JUST PLAYING IN THE EUROPA CUPS WHAT DO YOU HONESTLY THINK, I WOULD SAY WE REALY NEED OWNERS WITH MORE MONEY.

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clear out those that aren't good enough, add the cash to the money that's not been spent on interest repayments and finally top it up with a NESV investment. . There is your £100m. .

We can compete financially as a top 4 team.

Man U £278.5m
Arsenal £224.0m
Chelsea £206.4m
Liverpool £184.8m
Spurs £113.0m
Man C £87.0m

A regenerated Anfield / new stadium would take revenue to over £200m. A bit of success then we'd be up with Arsenal.

What we don't have is an obvious sugar daddy. But, if we compete top 4 (which we can) then we need a manager who gives us the tactical edge. Say what you want about Rafa. .He gave us that in Europe and demonstrated you don't have to have the best players to win. A manager needs to get the most out of what he's got and win tactically.

We can cope with Man C and Chelsea having vast financial resources - what we'd never be able to compete with is 10 teams with similar resources. Until that happens, NESV will be good for us.

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NESV have not set out any plans for Liverpool yet. But what can be said is that NESV "IS" an extremely wealthy group of individuals with combined wealth of between £8bn -£10bn and possible backing from the Far East. That is more than enough to compete in the transfer market. Also don't forget that our commercial earnings can now be spent on the club and not in paying the huge loan interest payments put on the club by H&G.
Yes Chelsea and ManCity have huge financial resources but just about all of the rest throughout Europe have massive debts including the top clubs in Spain and Italy.
We can now compete alright.

{Editor's Note: Liverpool are not going to spend £100M in the transfer market. Also, Chelsea have spent very little for a number of years, so they are not a good example.}

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25 Oct 2010 17:01:07
I believe the ed is gay

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25 Oct 2010 16:53:28
Sell - Itandje, Degen, Kyrgiakos
Buy - Cahill

Sell - Insua, Konchesky, Aurelio
Buy - Gibbs or Lahm

Sell - Jovanovic, Maxi, Kuyt, Babel
Buy - Young and Mata

Sell - Lucas, Poulsen, Aquilani
Buy - Defour or Hazard or Javi Martinez

Sell - Ngog, El Zhar
Buy - Llorente, Wickham

Then promote some youth

Squad
GK - Reina & Jones
RB - Johnson & Kelly
LB - Gibbs or Lahm & Mavinga
CB - Cahill & Agger
CB - Carragher & Skrtel
RW - Mata & Amoo
LW - Young & Cole
CM - Gerrard & Meireles
CM - Defour or Hazard or Martinez & Spearing
FW - Torres & Llorente
FW - Pacheco & Wickham

That would be a quality 22 man squad and would possibly add 4 more English players dependant on who we buy

AK47

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25 Oct 2010 16:48:13
I am a regular watcher of the reserve and youth team and I can promise you we have a few youngsters in the ranks who have the potential to be world class - but I fear we could lose them if we do not start to use them.

Due to regulations, most are on fairly short term contracts and why would they re-sign when they know they can move elsewhere and get regular football - 3 or 4 of them would be playing on a regular basis under old Whisky nose and a few moew would be first teamers in a lot of premiership clubs - So come on Hodgson - Take a risk!

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25 Oct 2010 16:47:52
Manager speculation is not helpful i remember when getting info from anfield was like getting blood from a stone but in todays media driven circus we all clamour for the next bit of gossip. We should let the new owners get on with the task of putting our once great club back together again after humty and dumpty lets get behind them and show them we are the best supporters in the land

TC

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25 Oct 2010 16:42:32
Ive jus read that we're in for Coentrao, that wud be an awesome signing cos this boy is class

ed what are chances we could get him ?

{Editor's Note: There would be plenty of competition unless paying over the odds. I think it is simply another rumour and chances are very slim.}

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25 Oct 2010 16:40:38
Ive been reading posts on here for a while now and have read alot of people saying hodgson should be sacked asap, i think this would be a bad decision and not the way I want our club to be run. ok I wasnt made up when he was appointed, and I have been guilty of thinking he should go. ie, after the blackpool game, however I do think he should be given a transfer window to see who he brings in, dispite poulson he has brought in some good players (cole, meireles and konchesky who was the best player to buy for LB due to the situation we were in). we need stability more than anythink at the moment, critisism in the back of papers is doing the players no good and a change of manager would just rock the boat at a delicate time.

YNWA

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25 Oct 2010 16:35:18
As we don't really have a natural defensive midfielder, I don't think it's worth playing players in that specific position. Would rather see those in the centre play a more 'total' football style, so that the likes of gerrard move back when needed and drive forward when attacking, so that our game is more fluid. That said, a decent defense mid like mascherano is needed in january as I don't see poulson fitting the void.

Thanks to the editors who do a great job

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25 Oct 2010 16:25:05
Bentley could be a good shout and we could get him at a cut price if and only if our manager (who ever that maybe in jan) can sort him out and get the best out of him, he does have a lot of talent. What do you think ed?

True Red

{Editor's Note: Possibly - but no more than a squad player and someone else would need to go. He would be occupying the Kuyt/ Maxi position.}

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Bentley is exactly the same as what we already have on the wing slow, hit & miss end product wise, we need pace. Give me a Young, Pienaar any day. Both have a contract that is running down and leaving unsigned, well for the time being anyway.

AK47

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25 Oct 2010 16:07:35
Is Macca about? just wondering what the latest on the manager front is ?

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25 Oct 2010 16:06:58
Bently could be a good shout and we could get him at a cut price if and only if our manager (who ever that maybe in jan) can sort him out and get the best out of him, he does have a lot of talent. What do you think ed?

True Red

{Editor's Note: Possibly - but no more than a squad player and someone else would need to go. He would be occupying the Kuyt/Maxi position.}

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25 Oct 2010 16:06:07
Hi all fellow liverpool fans.

I have not posted on here before but have been reading all rumors over the last six months on this site. I attend the majority of all home games and would like to say the following.

In respect of getting a new manager i don't personally think at the moment there is any manager available who i would have rather than hodgson at the time being. I know the likes of pellegrini and rijkard have been mentioned but i don't even think there the answer.

The key now is investment in the club ie players and this is who i think should go and who we should buy.

outs
degan
insua
jovanic
babel
lucas
maxi
el zhar
total 35- 40 million

Ins
Affelay psv attacking young winger bags of talent
matta valencia attacking young winger
taiwo solid left back
Honda attacking mid
diarra defensive mid
lavazzi tevez type striker cheaper and perfect for torres
recall aqu man was coming good end of last season with several assists

big fan ed keep up the goodwork

total

{Editor's Note: Thank you for the kind words - you have a few proposals for incoming players who might be a little too hopeful, but recalling Aquilani really is not an option. Thanks for the post.}

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25 Oct 2010 16:06:01
I just checked william hill and they've stopped betting on first PL manager leaving, and next liverpool manager. They were still available on saturday when i last checked.
A lot have already stopped last week. I hope something happens soon. Does anyone else have anything to back up the caims this morning about hodgson being demoted to just coach and K.Dalglish taking control or summin like that. All i can find is a few tweets.

harry5:)

{Editor's Note: Your continued attempts at scaremongering are not going to catch out the reasonably bright bunch of Liverpool supporters here. Try paddypower.com for your reference point and try and avoid using anything other than "tweets" as a source of anything meaningful. I appreciate that you are desparate to see the manager removed - even going as far as hoping the team would lose, but I think most of the supporters you will find here would like to see the team win at any cost.}

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25 Oct 2010 16:04:55
Editor what formation do you think roy hodgson will be playing after january transfer window, and if we buy a new striker will this mean gerrard will drop back down in centre midfield with meireles?

{Editor's Note: 4-1-3-2 seems possible - or 4-1-4-1. Anything better than what appears to be 4-2-1-2-1

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25 Oct 2010 15:58:54
As everyone else is posting wishlists, i'll stick mine up for fun. I don't think it's entirely unreasonable to look at Kiessling, Albrighton, Arda, Vlaar and Taiwo, with maybe three of the five being possible given the sale of some underachievers and a little investment on top. I'd like to pinch Pienaar as well but it's a long shot.

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25 Oct 2010 15:51:57
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY LOOK EVERYBODY, LIVERPOOL NEED 100 MILLION POUNDS TO GET BACK IN THE PICTURE WITH THEASE OWNERS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, SO A CLUB LIKE LIVERPOOL ED WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO END UP IN THE FURTURE JUST PLAYING FOR MID TABLE OR JUST PLAYING IN THE EUROPA CUPS WHAT DO YOU HONESTLY THINK, I WOULD SAY WE REALY NEED OWNERS WITH MORE MONEY.

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clear out those that aren't good enough, add the cash to the money that's not been spent on interest repayments and finally top it up with a NESV investment. . There is your £100m. .

We can compete financially as a top 4 team.

Man U £278.5m
Arsenal £224.0m
Chelsea £206.4m
Liverpool £184.8m
Spurs £113.0m
Man C £87.0m

A regenerated Anfield / new stadium would take revenue to over £200m. A bit of success then we'd be up with Arsenal.

What we don't have is an obvious sugar daddy. But, if we compete top 4 (which we can) then we need a manager who gives us the tactical edge. Say what you want about Rafa. .He gave us that in Europe and demonstrated you don't have to have the best players to win. A manager needs to get the most out of what he's got and win tactically.

We can cope with Man C and Chelsea having vast financial resources - what we'd never be able to compete with is 10 teams with similar resources. Until that happens, NESV will be good for us.

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25 Oct 2010 15:51:47
Please don't bring in SWP. He is no better than any of the (non) wingers we have already got. Like Kuyt, every cross he makes invariably goes straight out for a goal kick. Skrtel is a liability. The guy can not make a challenge around the box without giving a need-less free kick away. Forlan is being mentioned but can't see him being bought for less than £12m, and for a 31yr old that's not good business. And rumours of C.Cole being monitored have to be g*ll*cks, he can't get a game for Westham.

My transfer hopes:
G. Cahill
Banega
Jarvis
Bentley
Llorente

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25 Oct 2010 15:51:15
Kelly could turn out to be an excellent player. .a few bad performances is ok at this age. .shelvey looks a really good prospect and a good range of passing. .pacheco can't wait until he gets a sustained run in the team in the future.the future is bright suso and amoo eccleston come on our future looks good.I say give shelvey suso and Kelly sustained run in the team for Europa league and fa cup and league cup we'll be fine.

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25 Oct 2010 15:33:49
My point was that we have probably 15 expendable players in the squad, who is included and excluded is up to debate. Some will agree with all others will say but we should keep the likes of Kyrgiakos. I am merely saying get rid of 15 average players and bring in 4 or 5 quality players that will play week in, week out for the first team, in turn paying less in wages etc whilst improving the squad.

AK47

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Which 15 expendable players are these? AFAIK we submitted a 21 man squad to the PL for the season, getting rid of 15 and adding 4 or 5 would leave us with 10 or 11 players in the squad.

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I don't necessarily mean 15 of the current registered squad what about the players on loan or the others that weren't registered? ?
Itandje, Degen, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Konchesky, Aurelio, Jovanovic, Maxi, Kuyt, Babel, Lucas, Ngog, Poulsen, Aquilani, El Zhar.
5 of these aren't even registered plus you re-register again in JAN! !

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25 Oct 2010 15:29:30
25 Oct 2010 15:24:24
I know this is a long shot, but if i have a Christmas wish I really wd love to see Tevez & Torres partnership

{Editor's Note: Are Manchester City intersted in Torres then?}

Ed - you're cruel! of course I want them both for Liverpool!

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25 Oct 2010 15:24:42
One thing that is so apparent with our team win, lose or draw is our lack of pace. It's no surprise that the teams that do well in the EPL especially recently have quick players. Nani, Young, Walcott, Lennon etc etc while we have the likes of Kuyt, Maxi, Jovanovic with the speed of a cart horse providing our width!

AK47

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25 Oct 2010 15:24:24
I know this is a long shot, but if i have a Christmas wish I really wd love to see Tevez & Torres partnership

{Editor's Note: Are Manchester City intersted in Torres then?}

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25 Oct 2010 15:23:09
My point was that we have probably 15 expendable players in the squad, who is included and excluded is up to debate. Some will agree with all others will say but we should keep the likes of Kyrgiakos. I am merely saying get rid of 15 average players and bring in 4 or 5 quality players that will play week in, week out for the first team, in turn paying less in wages etc whilst improving the squad.

AK47

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Which 15 expendable players are these? AFAIK we submitted a 21 man squad to the PL for the season, getting rid of 15 and adding 4 or 5 would leave us with 10 or 11 players in the squad.

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25 Oct 2010 15:06:40
In reply to:

4-4-2 will never win us the league. It's an outdated tactic and it's too easy to break down. Stop posting your team in a 4-4-2 formation.


Youre right, but i think the main reaseon people are posting it is because we don't have a good enough squad to play a 4-5-1 anymore. Lucas isn't a good defensive midfielder and mirelles isn't really one either. The only one that can play there is Gerrard but that would limit us going forward. Also Torres is now finding it tough upfront on his own. We used to have Gerrard supporting him and it worked great but when alonso left there was no service for the pair of them and they were just spectators in the game. Gerrard can provide the service if he drops back but that then leaves us needing someone to help Torres out. I personally would not play a defensive mmidfileder in the majority of games now and would just go with Gerrard in the centre with mirelles and play some one either just behind Torres e.g. ole or Pacheco maybe even lucas although im not sure lucas is cut out for the epl.Alternitive is just someone up front alongside totrres with a bit of pace to drag defenders away, Jovanavich, Babel, or one of the youngsters. I know babel and Jovanovich havent been great but its all we have to work with at the moment. Hopefully this isssue will get sorted or partialy fixed in Jan and we can get through the rest of the season with decent performances and then add the player we are missing and put some real quality into our squad in the summer.

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25 Oct 2010 15:06:30
Wow, i can't belive how fickle football "fans" are. and now kyrgiakos is our best player and most improved player give it a rest, when agger is fit the greek won't even get in the team. now don't get me wrong i am pleased with the result and most of the performance. but we need to improve to beat bolton away from home, i just hope yesterday was a stepping stone for the lads to get better.
great to see nando scoring hopeful one of many.
i see the roy fan club has perked up again. i don't expect a new manager until NESV have got all the jobs above the manager sorted out. and all the people waiting to have a go at the ed who said we will have a new manager today just read what he said "i have been told" and "i would expect" he justed passed on the message (wich we all wanted to hear)
now for none liverpool matters, just watched
holloway's 'rooney rant' again class. and how did ratboy not get sent off yesterday just shows ref's are still scared of old whiskey nose.
any thoughts ed i know its a bit of a rant lol

always a red

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25 Oct 2010 15:05:02
Forget getting rid of Hodgson for the time being and see if he can build on the win, performance and style of football against Blackburn. We firstly need rid of Sammy Lee and his Notoriously poor coaching then this waste of space in the squad Itandje, Degen, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Konchesky, Aurelio, Jovanovic, Maxi, Kuyt, Babel, Lucas, Ngog, Poulsen, Aquilani, El Zhar.
Lets hope this can happen as quick as humanly possible. 
Thoughts?



YNWA



Who else have we got left why not get rid of torres and gerrard and play with the reserves.

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My point was that we have probably 15 expendable players in the squad, who is included and excluded is up to debate. Some will agree with all others will say but we should keep the likes of Kyrgiakos. I am merely saying get rid of 15 average players and bring in 4 or 5 quality players that will play week in, week out for the first team, in turn paying less in wages etc whilst improving the squad.

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25 Oct 2010 14:59:31
To the guy who said about getting rid of Kyriagos (sorry about spelling), i think you will find he is one of our most improved players, look at him yesterday, he was our most lethal weapon from set pieces, he's not afraid to get stuck in and was one of only a few who left goodison last week with some credibility. . . . he is one i would keep, we paid very small money for him, and he will prove to be a valuable asset in time, he may not always start but I wouldn't get rid of him just for that reason

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My point was that we have probably 15 expendable players in the squad, who is included and excluded is up to debate. Some will agree with all others will say but we should keep the likes of Kyrgiakos. I am merely saying get rid of 15 average players and bring in 4 or 5 quality players that will play week in, week out for the first team, in turn paying less in wages etc whilst improving the squad.

AK47

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25 Oct 2010 14:59:28
As i am unable to get out my house at the moment and sometimes my bed due to having chronic heart trouble, i suppose that makes me a bed/ armchair supporter, no probs, but just remember that we are all supporters of the same club and are all entitled to our opinion, whatever any of our circumstances are! so why so much bitterness about others who are unfortunate not to see the matches week in week out, for whatever reasons, there is always someone worse off than yourself ( including myself). just realise that we are all fans of the great LIVERPOOL FC and we all support in the best way we can. . . . together!

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25 Oct 2010 14:50:20
Press believe if you think that insua is better than konchesky.

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25 Oct 2010 14:41:14
To the guy who said about getting rid of Kyriagos (sorry about spelling), i think you will find he is one of our most improved players, look at him yesterday, he was our most lethal weapon from set pieces, he's not afraid to get stuck in and was one of only a few who left goodison last week with some credibility. . . . he is one i would keep, we paid very small money for him, and he will prove to be a valuable asset in time, he may not always start but I wouldn't get rid of him just for that reason

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25 Oct 2010 14:40:17
Am I the only one here is is bricking it whenever the name Martin O'Neill pops up? Please God! NO! !
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O' Neil would be awful in the long term. The O'neil brand of football can only take you so far i.e about 8th in the PL. We would be better sticking with Hodgson, because I believe he can comfortably get us to 7th or 8th this season. the only advantage would be John Robertson teaching our wingers how to cross the ball properly, showing them how to beat defenders and get to the byline and cross the ball into the area (like he did for Forest against Malmo in Eurpean Cup Final 1979 for Trevor Francis to score).
I can't understand how neither O'Neil or Robertson never picked up to attacking good passing football of Brian Clough and instead favoured the more direct long ball style of the game.

just to back up this post!
what in heavens name would we gain by getting rid of roy and replace him with a manager like MON? it would change nothing, apart from causing a lot of upheaval and unrest in the club, and six months down the line everyone would be calling for his head, if we are thinking about becoming a long ball lob and run team does that mean that anyone wanting MON as a manager is also considering FAT SAM as well as our next manager, stop being desperate!

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25 Oct 2010 14:36:50
Ive heard it time and again. Johnson is not great defensively but good going forward.

I can not remember the last time he gave us an assist.

I do remember the last goal he scored. 4th game of last years league

From what ive noticed for a while now. he takes so much time on the ball when going forward. doesn't cross enough so who says hes good going forward? someone give me reasons

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25 Oct 2010 14:31:37
Forget getting rid of Hodgson for the time being and see if he can build on the win, performance and style of football against Blackburn. We firstly need rid of Sammy Lee and his Notoriously poor coaching then this waste of space in the squad Itandje, Degen, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Konchesky, Aurelio, Jovanovic, Maxi, Kuyt, Babel, Lucas, Ngog, Poulsen, Aquilani, El Zhar.
Lets hop this can happen as quick as humanly possible.
Thoughts?

YNWA

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25 Oct 2010 14:26:28
25 Oct 2010 11:57:06

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY LOOK EVERYBODY, LIVERPOOL NEED 100 MILLION POUNDS TO GET BACK IN THE PICTURE WITH THEASE OWNERS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, SO A CLUB LIKE LIVERPOOL ED WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO END UP IN THE FURTURE JUST PLAYING FOR MID TABLE OR JUST PLAYING IN THE EUROPA CUPS WHAT DO YOU HONESTLY THINK, I WOULD SAY WE REALY NEED OWNERS WITH MORE MONEY.
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I don't think you realise that the combined wealth of NESV is around £8bn - £10bn. There are rumours of some backing from the Far East. I believe that wealth is very respectable compared to other clubs in Europe and these new custodians mean business with Liverpool FC. Remember debt is not just a problem for Liverpool and Utd. The top Spanish clubs are massively in debt including Barcelona, the Madrid clubs and Valencia.
After all we don't really know NESV plans yet. Maybe after a few years they might sell the club on anyway when the club has become more attractive to new buyers because of less debt and Hicks and Gillett are not been around anymore.

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25 Oct 2010 14:26:10
25 Oct 2010 13:41:07
I am one who does not feel kelly is good enough for Liverpool FC. Was shocking against Northampton Town, imagine what Prem players will do to him
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He may have been "shocking" against Northampton but he more than made up for it away to Napoli.

He was up against 3 so called world class players i.e Cavani, Hamsik and Lavezzi. Especially Hamsik who had to be substituted in the 2nd half as he and the rest wern't testing young Kelly at all. And remember his natural position is centre back.

In short mate i don't think you know what you're talking about as i think that Kelly is a better RB than Johnson who cost £17 mill.

Blair Mayne YNWA
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better than Johnson? are you off your rocker? I think GJohnson gets a lot of bad press from the English because he is an English player, and that filters into the LFC Fans' views of him. Shelvey, Pacheco, and a couple of others are the only youth he have right now, the rest are Derby County level at best

Blair am with you mate. Kelly is strong, fast, good in the air and floor, genuine passion for the club everything we need in a DEFENDER (capitals to get the statement across to the original poster). Where as G.Johnson has no defensive qualities what so ever. He is more a right sided midfielder! And to the original poster you say "bad press" go the games mate, you don't need to read the papers to see how shocking he has been. Most of our defensive errors have come from the right hand side (where does Johnson play? ?)
And another thing you mention about our youth. Sorry but are you off your 'rocker' as you put it? Derby County level? Aside the TWO youth you have mentioned, you have failed to mention the likes of Suso, Amoo, Ince, Ayala, Wilson, Robinson, N'goo (still young but has bags of ability) Wisdom, Eccleston, Sterling & Tony Silva and that's just off the top of my head!

Another note Ed, Fernando Llorente is a player liverpool should look at. Him or Dzeko would compliment Torres & Gerrard.

James Mc

{Editor's Note: Llorente is an excellent player but I personally doubt that he would be available for a move to Liverpool. Dzeko I am much less keen on and it is very likely, in my view, that he will go anywhere other than Juventus in the summer.}

the biggest problem with all these debates on martin kelly as a right back is a small fact that all you armchair fans seem to forget. he has always been a centre back since a kid!
as liverpool fans you should surely be aware of this with sooooo much player knowledge? good or bad, he is being played out of position. and just for the record i believe he is good. everyone was poor that night against northampton

s.p {ed's note - Kelly is an excellent player, the only reason he didn't get more games last season were injuries. Hopefully this season he will avoid injuries and get more matches, he is already a superior right back by Johnson, despite having only played a few games on the right.}
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s.p I understand what your saying about his position, but as a 1st team player he is playing RB. Professional defenders should have the ability to play anywhere across the back line. Kelly is a awesome talent with bags of ability. I just hope like the ed he gets more playing time. But that sarcastic 'player knowledge' comment is nonsense, i know my football inside out. I go home and away and as many reserve games as i can! So before you judge someone on a post relating to performances for the 1st / reserve teams am sure I have the right to post a comment. that puts me onto the 'arm chair supporter' where you getting that statement from?

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This is what you call a good football debate. I posted my opinion then a few come back and post theirs. I don't like the phrase "arm chair supporter" as i'm not fortunate to live in the same country never mind city. So that would probably make me an "arm chair supporter" but the level of debate on here is great.

I go on to the MAN'URE site and read their crap and give them a bit of banter. But their level of "football knowledge" is non-existent. They are to busy arguing over what sandwiches are the nicest at OT "Salmon or Prawn".

IMO Kelly is a better RB than Johnson who would be far better playing Right Midfield.

Blar Mayne YNWA

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25 Oct 2010 14:23:04
Club needs to sort itself out. A 2-1 win against blackburn was good and its a start. Hodgsons in the middle of his last chance at the club after a poor start to the season. Unfortunately, because i like roy, he is probs going to be sacked before jan.
So: some good ideas that id like to see for managerial replacement are-
1. Guus Hiddink
2. Frank Rijkard
3. Martin O'neil

January tranfers and summer transfers id like to see NESV step it up a bit moneywise and over the course of the coming year sign (just a thought)
Schweinstiger
Lahm
Dzeko/ aguero/ llroente/ forlan
young
lennon/ mata

just a thought and something from press specualtion

SMELLY JOE ;)

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25 Oct 2010 14:19:12
The biggest problem with all these debates on martin kelly as a right back is a small fact that all you armchair fans seem to forget. he has always been a centre back since a kid!
as liverpool fans you should surely be aware of this with sooooo much player knowledge? good or bad, he is being played out of position. and just for the record i believe he is good. everyone was poor that night against northampton

s.p {ed's note - Kelly is an excellent player, the only reason he didn't get more games last season were injuries. Hopefully this season he will avoid injuries and get more matches, he is already a superior right back by Johnson, despite having only played a few games on the right.}
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s.p I understand what your saying about his position, but as a 1st team player he is playing RB. Professional defenders should have the ability to play anywhere across the back line. Kelly is a awesome talent with bags of ability. I just hope like the ed he gets more playing time. But that sarcastic 'player knowledge' comment is nonsense, i know my football inside out. I go home and away and as many reserve games as i can! So before you judge someone on a post relating to performances for the 1st / reserve teams am sure I have the right to post a comment. that puts me onto the 'arm chair supporter' where you getting that statement from?

James Mc

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I remember Jamie Carragher when he first broke into the first team and he played CM and RB. To gain experince sometimes CB youngsters have to play in the full back position. The way Johnson is playing at the moment Kelly IS better than him. When Johnson is 'on his game' (which is not often) is his better RB than Kelly

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25 Oct 2010 14:15:37
25 Oct 2010 00:48:10
Am I the only one here is is bricking it whenever the name Martin O'Neill pops up? Please God! NO! !
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O' Neil would be awful in the long term. The O'neil brand of football can only take you so far i.e about 8th in the PL. We would be better sticking with Hodgson, because I believe he can comfortably get us to 7th or 8th this season. the only advantage would be John Robertson teaching our wingers how to cross the ball properly, showing them how to beat defenders and get to the byline and cross the ball into the area (like he did for Forest against Malmo in Eurpean Cup Final 1979 for Trevor Francis to score).
I can't understand how neither O'Neil or Robertson never picked up to attacking good passing football of Brian Clough and instead favoured the more direct long ball style of the game.

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25 Oct 2010 14:14:32
25 Oct 2010 13:54:31
Exeter city manager paul tisdale to replace woy. 2 promotions in 3 years with no money. brilliant tactician. it will never happen. but this is the sort of guy we should be looking at

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Replace Sammy Lee with him. . . . . . . .

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25 Oct 2010 14:11:22
P.S Dream signings would be Cahill, Gibbs or Lahm, Young or Pienaar, Lennon or Mata, Defour or Schweinsteiger, Dzeko or Llorente, just in case there was any confusion. You would need a Sheikh's money to get all them

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25 Oct 2010 13:54:31
Exeter city manager paul tisdale to replace woy. 2 promotions in 3 years with no money. brilliant tactician. it will never happen. but this is the sort of guy we should be looking at

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25 Oct 2010 13:44:34
LFC Fans* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

We need a bit of stability in our club to help us through these hard times and i believe we need to stick with Hodgson for the mean time.
With the money he is getting in january i would expect him to buy a right midfielder and a striker.
If it was me, i would buy:
RM - Eljero Elia
ST - Fernando Llorente
Then in the summer i would buy: -
LB - Fabio Coentrao
LM - Arda Turan
CM - Mata or Benega

Then our squad for season 2011/ 12 would be: -
GK - Reina / Jones
LB - Coentrao / Konchesky
CB - Agger / Carragher
CB - Srktel / Wilson
RB - Johnson / Kelly
LM - Arda Turan / J Cole
CM - Gerrard / Lucas
CM Meireles / Mata/ Benega
RM - Elia / Shelvey
ST - Torres / Ngog
ST - Llorente / Kuyt

This squad oozes talent and would challenge for the title

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25 Oct 2010 13:41:07
I am one who does not feel kelly is good enough for Liverpool FC. Was shocking against Northampton Town, imagine what Prem players will do to him
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He may have been "shocking" against Northampton but he more than made up for it away to Napoli.

He was up against 3 so called world class players i.e Cavani, Hamsik and Lavezzi. Especially Hamsik who had to be substituted in the 2nd half as he and the rest wern't testing young Kelly at all. And remember his natural position is centre back.

In short mate i don't think you know what you're talking about as i think that Kelly is a better RB than Johnson who cost £17 mill.

Blair Mayne YNWA
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better than Johnson? are you off your rocker? I think GJohnson gets a lot of bad press from the English because he is an English player, and that filters into the LFC Fans' views of him. Shelvey, Pacheco, and a couple of others are the only youth he have right now, the rest are Derby County level at best

Blair am with you mate. Kelly is strong, fast, good in the air and floor, genuine passion for the club everything we need in a DEFENDER (capitals to get the statement across to the original poster). Where as G.Johnson has no defensive qualities what so ever. He is more a right sided midfielder! And to the original poster you say "bad press" go the games mate, you don't need to read the papers to see how shocking he has been. Most of our defensive errors have come from the right hand side (where does Johnson play? ?)
And another thing you mention about our youth. Sorry but are you off your 'rocker' as you put it? Derby County level? Aside the TWO youth you have mentioned, you have failed to mention the likes of Suso, Amoo, Ince, Ayala, Wilson, Robinson, N'goo (still young but has bags of ability) Wisdom, Eccleston, Sterling & Tony Silva and that's just off the top of my head!

Another note Ed, Fernando Llorente is a player liverpool should look at. Him or Dzeko would compliment Torres & Gerrard.

James Mc

{Editor's Note: Llorente is an excellent player but I personally doubt that he would be available for a move to Liverpool. Dzeko I am much less keen on and it is very likely, in my view, that he will go anywhere other than Juventus in the summer.}

the biggest problem with all these debates on martin kelly as a right back is a small fact that all you armchair fans seem to forget. he has always been a centre back since a kid!
as liverpool fans you should surely be aware of this with sooooo much player knowledge? good or bad, he is being played out of position. and just for the record i believe he is good. everyone was poor that night against northampton

s.p {ed's note - Kelly is an excellent player, the only reason he didn't get more games last season were injuries. Hopefully this season he will avoid injuries and get more matches, he is already a superior right back by Johnson, despite having only played a few games on the right.}
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s.p I understand what your saying about his position, but as a 1st team player he is playing RB. Professional defenders should have the ability to play anywhere across the back line. Kelly is a awesome talent with bags of ability. I just hope like the ed he gets more playing time. But that sarcastic 'player knowledge' comment is nonsense, i know my football inside out. I go home and away and as many reserve games as i can! So before you judge someone on a post relating to performances for the 1st / reserve teams am sure I have the right to post a comment. that puts me onto the 'arm chair supporter' where you getting that statement from?

James Mc

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25 Oct 2010 12:57:47
["Anyone else think that lucas played better because he was played further forward than usual?"]

He used to play as an attacking midfielder and / or just off the strikers in his previous club. he won accolades and a best youth award in that time too i think. .Other than Rafa, many managers were after him, Fergie, Jose, Ranieri, Rijkard and MON etc. He has generally been switched to a midfield / holding role at Liverpool as we couldn't dislodge Gerrard from the attacking midfield position (and i think we should still play him behind Torres). His flair and skill, apparent for all to see in training sessions, is generally most obvious in that advanced role. so you are right on the spot!

As far as the 30 mil in Jan and 30 more in the summer rumors are concerned, i have heard that the new owners have told the Liverpool management responsible for player transfers (Roy + Kenny + others) that they need to SPEND at least 20-30 million in January to ensure a European finish (7th place). their is no word on the amount available in the summer though, with the club's position, accomplishment, European participation and financial return at the end of the season all factoring in to how must the owners decide to spend on the squad, though i hear that they are willing to finance another Torres like deal or two (hopefully three!). around the 25-30 million mark AT LEAST! to get the club moving forward again.

The Martinez, Alexis Sanchez, the Jesus Nevas rumors and the Turan rumor seem to be the ones with some weight.

Rafa is reportedly willing to exchange for Kuyt, Jova and Lucas. .he has been waiting for the Americans to depart so that he can resume good relations with many of the Liverpool staff. .we should ask him for Eto! imagine. .Torres + Eto supported by Cole and Gerrard. Also the Xabi to LFC return rumors are rubbish. .however, some Spanish players MF are under serious consideration. . Madrid, City, Manu (after roy's blunder) and Barca to bid for Torres. .who has told the owners he will stay but wants to see atleast 50 million spent on the squad other than sales. .he and Reina want the dead-wood to be gone in Jan.

. .it was so good to see everyone finally smile yesterday. .even Roy and Lee.

Lets hope they can keep it up. New manager most likely in to replace Roy. .this season is being treated as the owners as a transitory season and they want to try out different things so to be ready for next year. the owners are impressed with Rijkard and are willing to give Roy some time, but are excited that Rijkard could also bring a Barca-like resurgence, with home grown players, to Liverpool as well.

Hope

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25 Oct 2010 12:48:15
Ed , it has been reported that liverpool will bid for diego forlan in jan , nesv said they will only invest in players if the deal makes sense and is good for both parties.Do you think they will fork out 8-12 million for a 31 year old
ngs77
{Editor's note - He would be a good player to partner Torres}

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25 Oct 2010 12:46:27
RH looking at a bringing in about 5 players in jan, the top target is A.Young, the others are afellay, Hoarou( i think with him young we would be dangerous from crosses), Mata, Dzsudzak, Hulk, Gervinho, Annan, Cahill, Cole, Forlan, Navas.
Id like to see IN: Young, Hoarou, Afellay, Cahill, Hulk.
LARD

Thoughts ED ?
{Editor's note - All of those would be quality sigings}

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25 Oct 2010 12:22:46
Dont know how true this is! But heard from a friend with alot of reliable sources some working for national newspapers that Woy has stepped backwards into a coaching role and King Kenny is picking the teams and tactics. This makes sense after watching us play on Sunday! fast distribution from Reina, Harder work effort from the wingers out and out a better performance so maybe there is something in this rumour!

Runcorn Red!

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25 Oct 2010 12:17:27
Iv'e heard that Liverpool are planning a swoop for Steven Peinaar when his contract runs out, would he be good for liverpool ed? i'm not sure
{Editor's note - He would be a very good player to have at the club}

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25 Oct 2010 12:16:12
Fellow Reds think of how much money we could save in wages alone getting rid of the deadwood/ poor signings in the squad, not to mention transfer fees. Question is who'd take them? I'm sure we could get the players we require by selling these;
Itandje, Degen, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Konchesky, Aurelio, Jovanovic, Maxi, Kuyt, Babel, Lucas, Ngog, Poulsen, Aquilani, El Zhar. That's a lot players and the one thing most have in common is that they have no pace, which we badly need.
Dream signings to replace would be; Cahill, Gibbs/ Lahm, Young, Lennon/ Mata, Defour/ Schweinsteiger, Dzeko/ Llorente
Thoughts?

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25 Oct 2010 12:10:34
Jan Molby mentioned it on Five Live before the match, he said that it's quite a strong rumour in Liverpool at the moment as Xabi isn't happy at Real as Mourinho doesn't seem to rate him.

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25 Oct 2010 11:46:42
"because Soto is awful, "

He wins more headers in both boxes than any other CB we have and has been our most effective CB this season.( o.k. that may not be difficult) He has also scored twice, no other CB has looked a danger at dead ball situations.

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25 Oct 2010 11:27:10
Anyone else think that lucas played better because he was played further forward than usual? . . i think we should keep playing the same formation and the same players as yesterday apart from carra , put johnson back there.

Also we have reportadly have £30 million in january , and £30 million in the summer , according to the paper. .so if this is true don't expect a marquee striker in january as he feels the defence is an issue.

plz put on rumour so can see the belivables

{Editor's Note: Lucas has been played out of position and is a much better player given thye freedom when playing further forward. I am sure that NESV and the board will support any necessary signings in both January and the Summer - but don't believe conjecture about budgets in the newspapers. It is more than just fantasy football and players must want to make a move for anything to happen. The manager will need to make and justify a case to the board to get agreement for any transfers. Such a process should minimise wastage of funds.}

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25 Oct 2010 11:19:35
What's happenin red fans! Everyone is going on about new managers, players in and players out. Someone hit the nail on the head about ten cate - he was the brain behind frank rhijkard. People are sayin about manager with epl experience but don't want martin o'niell. I think he's done a good job at nearly everywere he's been, plus I think we would be in with a shout in signin ashley young who I'd love to see in a reds shirt. I think were stuck between a s* t and a fart because we all cried out for english manager and got a guy who can't even speak properly, now 90% of liverpool fans want him to leave. What do we do go for english manager or european manager? I want to see kenny dalglish with phil tomo (he's got fight in him) cos if players cannot play under kenny then they won't play under anyone else cos he's one if not the biggest liverpool legend. Player who I think should be given boot should be insua, kuyt, maxi, lucas, poulsen, babel, jovanivic - all of them are complete camels and are simply not good enough. I'd keep ngog cos he's young an I'd keep the greek cos he's the best 2 million we have spent in years! If I was given the money to spend on players I get young, defour, vucinic (roma) and benzema but that's just bein ambitous!

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25 Oct 2010 11:15:26
From tribalfootball.com
The Reds boss can splash £30m in January's transfer window, after thrashing out the financial package in top-level talks with the club's new American owners, John W Henry and Tom Werner.

There will be a further £30m advance for the summer sales and Hodgson has earmarked the defence as his main problem area.

The Liverpool boss knows he is under pressure to get the signings right and said: "I want to make sure the money, whatever amount I am given, is spent wisely.

"That's so that at the start of the new season I have a new squad who I believe can give it a good go.

"We are trying to scout players of the highest level in the hope we can afford them."

A. Does anyone think Roy will be in charge come January and

B. After signing Konchesky and Poulsen would you really trust Roy to make any decent signings?

C. The defence is the issue? fullbacks Yes as Koncesky and Johnson are carp & Fabios very rarely fit so give Kelly and Mavinga a chance. As for CBs Carra is getting on and although Soto tries he just not good enough but with Wilson, Kelly Ayala working with Agger & Srktel why do we need another centre back? Give those a chance.

We ALL know we need a striker and a couple of wingers so forget all this carp about the defence and buy some decent attacking players! !


RedDan

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25 Oct 2010 11:13:24
Slim rumours coming out of Xabi coming back on Loan in Jan. Crazy I know {ed's note - not happening, he is first choice for a Real Madrid team leading the Primera Liga.}

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25 Oct 2010 11:06:40
Hi

I've come to terms with the fact that my last 4 posts havent been put up.
And im pretty sure people won't like what I have to say today too. .

Everyone going on about how well we played yesterday, let me remind you, blackburn were without their first choice defenders. .

And unlike many teams in the prem, blackburn are 1 of the very few that actually allow you to play. .

When we are constantly hurried in possession, we all know how we tend to give the ball away.
Stop being disillusioned fans, and accept that many of our players are not performing anywhere near the standard expected of them.

Our football is way tooo conservative.


I am very sure if Blackburn had all of there first choice players you would of found something else to give out about, we were missing a few players ourself in case you missed that, i thought they did ok yesterday, now can all the knockers go away and lets get behind the team regardless who is in charge.

{Editor's Note: It is always worth checking other pages to see where your posts end up.}

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25 Oct 2010 11:04:35
So that now leaeves you with 17 points to get before Jan, if you do not get 17 points by Jan, relgation will happen, can you afford big salarys in the championship?no, so who will join in Jan, it depens on your league posistion, if you are still in the bottom 6 no, no class player will join you, its to much of a career risk, clubs plan there wage bill around there league posistion, new players pick there new clubs by league posistion, that's the problem Liverpool will face in Jan, then it will take until mid Feb to settle the new players in, and maybe a new manager, so relegation is still a huge possibilty, your not out of the woods yet! !


Who are you! Are we that important in your life that you can not go a day without reading this site and trying to bring us down, I know what your saying may well be true and our club is still in a bit of a mess and there is a lot of work to be done but every liverpool fan knows that its been wrong at our club from top to bottom for some time now and we don't neeed you to point it out. At every level there has been a mess to sort out but we couldn't do that because the frist problem wouldn't go away. Its finally been resolved and we can now move on to the next problem and its going to take time but were working on it. Just to save you some time, next week, after the bolton game, regardless of the result, the problems won't be fixed, and the week after and the week after that. In fact it will probably take a seson or two to fix, maybe/ possibly longer. Were in a massive transition period at the moment with things still changing and all we want to see is improvement. Hope i have saved you some time over the next couple of weeks.

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25 Oct 2010 10:56:16
I hope these roumers about signing chris brunt are true ive rated him for years and think hes better than all are wingers

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25 Oct 2010 10:35:10
Well, I know this isn't realistic but on FIFA (yes the game) I started as Liverpool with there 30 million pound budget, I sold Babel, Kuyt and Johnson. So i had 58 million for transfers. I got in Rodwell (Unrealistic) Hamsik, Aguero and Huddlestone

I bought these as they were players I feel we should target in January. I know Jack is unrealistic but would be great for the future. Hamsik has shown maturity and is captaining his National team at only 23, he is exceptional for Napoli and I think last weeks game showed something that he isn't and that was uncreative, he is exceptional for the future and would be a great signing to add creativity to the team. Aguero would be great as he is fast, athletic, good in the air and a natural finisher, I know him and Torres are similar but imagine if they can build a partnership up front, CBs would be be crapping themselves. Huddlestone is a tall, strong midfielder for Tottenham and has a sweet right foot, he would be a great holding midfielder and is also very young.

Another play we should buy, NESV please splash out on the £45 million price tag on one Gareth Bale, the best natural winger in the world, he is 21, he's also fast, good in the air can play LB and LM, he nearly single handedly Baled Tottenham out against Inter with a hat trick. Any player that plays on the left midfield and scores a hat trick whilst tracking back as he was a natural left back converted, he would provide cover for Konk and can go forward. Is he worth 45 million? Yes. .

(Sorry about the pun)

Ben LFC since 1994

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25 Oct 2010 10:23:32
25 Oct 2010 09:56:42
Northern Ireland Press have been linking Liverpool with a move for Chris Brunt (West Brom) in January. What do you think?

[ i think its probably a player hodgson wanted to sign at fulham. roy won't be here in jan anyway let alone in charge of tranfers. i doubt hell leave westbrom especially if they stay as top half team.
its just a crap rumour done by lazy jounalism who has no evidence and most probably made it up.
god, i think anyone could be a jounalists for cougthoffside.com , all you need is a knowledge of players and then randomly linking them with different teams while at the same time having no quotes or evidence.

harry5:)

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25 Oct 2010 10:14:22
I think there is only one FOOTBALL MANAGER we should be going all out for and that is GUUS. But I do not think it will happen. There is only the alternative Rijkaard which I am more than happy with with his style of play.
Realistic targets we could get without costing the earth:-
Defence G.Cahill shawcross taiwo Mexes bale
or Contrao

Midfield Mata, Defour Eljero Elija Affelay Schweinsteiger javi martinez honda turan SWP ayala coutinho swap deal with aquilani

Forward llorente, hulk, Suarez or Benzema

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25 Oct 2010 10:11:56
"because he likes Italian football"
After watching Napoli last week I tend to agree.It looks like they get more time and space over there.
Re- Johnson v Kelly.
Agree Kelly has done well and looks like doing a good job for the club for years to come.However I think whatever woke the rest of the team up against B'burn will have the same effect on Johnson and he will be back and playing well.
Carra could be struggling for a place under a new manager but how can people still be knocking Soto after his form this season.Age is not relevant, his contribution to the team is. {ed's note - because Soto is awful, he is always out of position, always pulling back the nearest attacked, risking giving away penalties and free kicks and he makes regular errors. That is not even to mention weaknesses such as a lack of pace, poor first touch, inability to pass the ball to a team mate and the turning circle of an oil tanker. A couple of goals at the right end do not make up for being at fault for so many conceded at the wrong end.}

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25 Oct 2010 10:10:52
Hi

I've come to terms with the fact that my last 4 posts havent been put up.
And im pretty sure people won't like what I have to say today too. .

Everyone going on about how well we played yesterday, let me remind you, blackburn were without their first choice defenders. .

And unlike many teams in the prem, blackburn are 1 of the very few that actually allow you to play. .

When we are constantly hurried in possession, we all know how we tend to give the ball away.
Stop being disillusioned fans, and accept that many of our players are not performing anywhere near the standard expected of them.

Our football is way tooo conservative.

The RedMen are not still playing the same way. . and that's not the LFC way. .

Faizal from S.A

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25 Oct 2010 10:07:36
Hope we are not going to sign Mexes, he was a target when Houllier was our manager, too old in my opinion, and probably won't fit into the new criteria the owner has set out regarding contracts at the club.

Don't agree with you, Mexes and Agger at the back would be fantastic. He will either be free, or at a very cut price, so would be good business. However if we are looking at quality young players, buy either Gary Cahill or Sakho, and give Kelly and/ or Ayala chances as well.

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25 Oct 2010 09:56:42
Northern Ireland Press have been linking Liverpool with a move for Chris Brunt (West Brom) in January. What do you think?

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25 Oct 2010 09:55:22
25 Oct 2010 08:43:00
I am one who does not feel kelly is good enough for Liverpool FC. Was shocking against Northampton Town, imagine what Prem players will do to him
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He may have been "shocking" against Northampton but he more than made up for it away to Napoli.

He was up against 3 so called world class players i.e Cavani, Hamsik and Lavezzi. Especially Hamsik who had to be substituted in the 2nd half as he and the rest wern't testing young Kelly at all. And remember his natural position is centre back.

In short mate i don't think you know what you're talking about as i think that Kelly is a better RB than Johnson who cost £17 mill.

Blair Mayne YNWA
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better than Johnson? are you off your rocker? I think GJohnson gets a lot of bad press from the English because he is an English player, and that filters into the LFC Fans' views of him. Shelvey, Pacheco, and a couple of others are the only youth he have right now, the rest are Derby County level at best

Blair am with you mate. Kelly is strong, fast, good in the air and floor, genuine passion for the club everything we need in a DEFENDER (capitals to get the statement across to the original poster). Where as G.Johnson has no defensive qualities what so ever. He is more a right sided midfielder! And to the original poster you say "bad press" go the games mate, you don't need to read the papers to see how shocking he has been. Most of our defensive errors have come from the right hand side (where does Johnson play? ?)
And another thing you mention about our youth. Sorry but are you off your 'rocker' as you put it? Derby County level? Aside the TWO youth you have mentioned, you have failed to mention the likes of Suso, Amoo, Ince, Ayala, Wilson, Robinson, N'goo (still young but has bags of ability) Wisdom, Eccleston, Sterling & Tony Silva and that's just off the top of my head!

Another note Ed, Fernando Llorente is a player liverpool should look at. Him or Dzeko would compliment Torres & Gerrard.

James Mc

{Editor's Note: Llorente is an excellent player but I personally doubt that he would be available for a move to Liverpool. Dzeko I am much less keen on and it is very likely, in my view, that he will go anywhere other than Juventus in the summer.}

the biggest problem with all these debates on martin kelly as a right back is a small fact that all you armchair fans seem to forget. he has always been a centre back since a kid! !
as liverpool fans you should surely be aware of this with sooooo much player knowledge?? good or bad, he is being played out of position. and just for the record i believe he is good. everyone was poor that night against northampton

s.p {ed's note - Kelly is an excellent player, the only reason he didn't get more games last season were injuries. Hopefully this season he will avoid injuries and get more matches, he is already a superior right back by Johnson, despite having only played a few games on the right.}

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25 Oct 2010 09:44:58
First, I'd like to say how great it is to be hearing about football rumours again, rather than club ownership!

At the game yesterday, and we were cutting blackburn up. But, our defence was shocking in terms of the goal they got. As many have said already, carra is a bit past it now and the rest as poor. I would keep Aggar and Skerts but we need some strong defenders - though once Glen is back it will be better. It may be worth seeing if carra cam play more of a holding midfielder role.

In terms of players, I would like to see us buy Sweinstegger (spelling?) from Bayern. I am sure Aquiliani is playing well at Juve, because he likes Italian football; I doubt he'd be as good back in the cut and thrust of the PL.

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25 Oct 2010 09:41:54
Have heard that Liverpool are looking for Fabio coentrao from Benfica and Wickham from Ispwich! !
Ed, do you think that these are in our sights. . If they are, that would be great! ! {ed's note - I know we are one of many that keep tabs on Wickham regularly, I have not heard of any definite interest in Coentrao, but it would make sense if we are.}

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25 Oct 2010 09:36:27
Hope we are not going to sign Mexes, he was a target when Houllier was our manager, too old in my opinion, and probably won't fit into the new criteria the owner has set out regarding contracts at the club. think a centerforward and a winger is a priority, we need width to get behind defences, jury is still out roy, but i do think he needs to be judged at christmas rather then now

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25 Oct 2010 09:36:10
Latest odds
rikaard 4/ 7
mon 5/ 1
pellergini 6/ 1
kenny 8/ 1
flores 12/ 1

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25 Oct 2010 09:27:21
Aquilani back in Jan.
You heard it here first!
Back in for Lucas in awesome form at Juve.

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25 Oct 2010 09:02:22
Was at game yesterday, and it was a slight improvement on previous dross. Let's not get carried away. Blackburn are plagued by injury. Robinson was awesome though, and without him it would have been 4 or 5. Lucas played well, as did Maxi. It's probably his best game for us. Nando did well, but still needs support. We will have to improve to beat Bolton, but I can't see us doing that because Roy's caution will set us up for a draw. And then against Chelsea we will need the rub of the green, and so, I'm afraid Roy will be out by then. His cautiousness will be his downfall, I'm afraid. It just shows you how important the result against Bluenoses was, as, if we had of won, we would have been midtable, and on 12 points now. We're on a slippery pole now! I hope for previous players to take charge, in the interim, not another high profile manager with no premiership experience. But, 2 wins and Roy get's a stay of execution, it just depends on his motivational skills, and player support. I think we'll be able to tell by then where the players stand in this. I'm not convinced, and I'm sure neither are the majority of fans, and more importantly, owners. Sorry Roy, cos your a decent guy, out of your depth. I'm old school, and I don't like knee jerk change, but we don't play the football I grew up on.

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25 Oct 2010 08:54:42
We should not need to buy big names. big names cost too much and its always a gamble whether or not they fit into the team. we should be looking hard for raw untapped talent and developing the player to become a big name. right now we have a great starting 11, albeit with some confident issues, so we don't really need another superstar, just a kick up the apse and a reshape, bleed the youth through and we're sweet. just a couple of examples, wigan, palacios and valencia, dirt cheap, went for massive profit. manure, hernandez, again, cheap as chips but a smashing wee player, going by transfers right now, hed be worth a fortune in a couple of years

Who do you mean like Lucas & Insua? Not as easy it you may think.

The Irish Rover

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25 Oct 2010 08:43:00
I am one who does not feel kelly is good enough for Liverpool FC. Was shocking against Northampton Town, imagine what Prem players will do to him
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He may have been "shocking" against Northampton but he more than made up for it away to Napoli.

He was up against 3 so called world class players i.e Cavani, Hamsik and Lavezzi. Especially Hamsik who had to be substituted in the 2nd half as he and the rest wern't testing young Kelly at all. And remember his natural position is centre back.

In short mate i don't think you know what you're talking about as i think that Kelly is a better RB than Johnson who cost £17 mill.

Blair Mayne YNWA
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better than Johnson? are you off your rocker? I think GJohnson gets a lot of bad press from the English because he is an English player, and that filters into the LFC Fans' views of him. Shelvey, Pacheco, and a couple of others are the only youth he have right now, the rest are Derby County level at best

Blair am with you mate. Kelly is strong, fast, good in the air and floor, genuine passion for the club everything we need in a DEFENDER (capitals to get the statement across to the original poster). Where as G.Johnson has no defensive qualities what so ever. He is more a right sided midfielder! And to the original poster you say "bad press" go the games mate, you don't need to read the papers to see how shocking he has been. Most of our defensive errors have come from the right hand side (where does Johnson play? ?)
And another thing you mention about our youth. Sorry but are you off your 'rocker' as you put it? Derby County level? Aside the TWO youth you have mentioned, you have failed to mention the likes of Suso, Amoo, Ince, Ayala, Wilson, Robinson, N'goo (still young but has bags of ability) Wisdom, Eccleston, Sterling & Tony Silva and that's just off the top of my head!

Another note Ed, Fernando Llorente is a player liverpool should look at. Him or Dzeko would compliment Torres & Gerrard.

James Mc

{Editor's Note: Llorente is an excellent player but I personally doubt that he would be available for a move to Liverpool. Dzeko I am much less keen on and it is very likely, in my view, that he will go anywhere other than Juventus in the summer.}

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25 Oct 2010 08:42:22
{Editor's Note: I have a very different view of the management situation than you.}

HI Ed, what is your management view? Is it the same as mine, to give Roy this season and see where he leads the team to?

YNWA

{Editor's Note: I would certainly give him to Christmas - and probably the rest of the season.}

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25 Oct 2010 08:42:20
I have lost all respect for Hodgson now. His swipe at Rikjaards ability and agent is not what we expect from a liverpool manager! At this time he should be focusing all his efforts on improving the style of play and results and team morale, not trying to save his job by discrediting others and defending his past record! Prove it on the pitch because so far you havent!

{Editor's Note: Interestingly, a few days ago Roy Hodgson was being trashed by the fans for not taking a swipe at Sir Alec Ferguson for talking about Torres - so whatever happens, half of the fans are not going to be satisfied.}
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The difference is that Fergie took a swipe at Roy FIRST and roy should have retaliated but didn't. Rijkaard hasn't said anything at all. .and that's when roy decides to open his mouth?

{Editor's Note: Perhaps he was responding to the fans calling for Rijkaard to be the new manager. Whatever happens he is in a no-win situation.}

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25 Oct 2010 07:51:10
Liverpool will put in a £30m bid for Fernando Llorente and Javi Martinez. The other three players Liverpool are interested are Mexes, Taiwo and Elijero Elia.

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25 Oct 2010 07:34:08
How much will the manager be given to spend in January, or do you think JWH is still analysing what we need?

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25 Oct 2010 07:18:14
Hello everybody, this is my second time posting yesterday our team played very well with passion and determination, i have never seen them play like this, and coz of that i think theres something going on behind the scenes like LFC informing players that Roy is not to stay, which i like to hear. He is a decent man but hes not for LFC, his press conference is making me sick. In case of managers i like Rijkaard also pellegrini, but what i am afraid about pellegrini. Also ed what do you think about Javier aguierre former athletico and mexico national team coach and Fatih terim of ex-Turkey coach.
by the way ed i like your site, especially in those difficult times. Keep up the good work.

{Editor's Note: I have a very different view of the management situation than you.}

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25 Oct 2010 06:03:31
From twitter: @anfieldonline
Reports from our slavedriving editor @jd77 that Roy has been effectively relegated to 'coach' status. Could be intriguing.

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25 Oct 2010 04:28:56
King kenny will look after the transfer negotiations, scouting reports etc. Roy probably has no control over the transfers, Just like Rafa Benitez at inter milan. And he has 2 games to save his job. 6 points is a must. New owners are ruthless they don't care whether its chelsea at home.

Dan Roger.

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25 Oct 2010 04:20:35
Breaking News.
News coming all around anfield is Roy Hodgson has been demoted as a coach. Kenny dalgish has been appointed as an interim manager.

Dan Roger.

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25 Oct 2010 03:42:04
I am one who does not feel kelly is good enough for Liverpool FC. Was shocking against Northampton Town, imagine what Prem players will do to him
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He may have been "shocking" against Northampton but he more than made up for it away to Napoli.

He was up against 3 so called world class players i.e Cavani, Hamsik and Lavezzi. Especially Hamsik who had to be substituted in the 2nd half as he and the rest wern't testing young Kelly at all. And remember his natural position is centre back.

In short mate i don't think you know what you're talking about as i think that Kelly is a better RB than Johnson who cost £17 mill.

Blair Mayne YNWA
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better than Johnson? are you off your rocker? I think GJohnson gets a lot of bad press from the English because he is an English player, and that filters into the LFC Fans' views of him. Shelvey, Pacheco, and a couple of others are the only youth he have right now, the rest are Derby County level at best

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25 Oct 2010 01:23:31
ED what do you think of Jeremy Menez, quality player wouldn't break the bank and would be possible to get
{Editor's Note: I like him as a player - another name in the hat.}

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25 Oct 2010 01:01:13
What new rules?
Ellis T

the rule that says u can only spend what u make basically u can only spend up to the amount of ur teams profits, , , so man city won't be able to splash the cash like they have been cos they rnt making as much profit as liverpool and man utd

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25 Oct 2010 00:51:25
The new rule don't come in till 2012/ 13 season, , , so there is still summer to go where u can pay wat u like, , , so doesn't have to be this january, , , and as for his 250k per week man utd can't afford to ay him that for 5 years, hes only agreed to the deal to help man utd get more money for him.

i stand corrected thought that was 11/ 12 season.

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25 Oct 2010 00:48:10
Am I the only one here is is bricking it whenever the name Martin O'Neill pops up? Please God! NO! !

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25 Oct 2010 00:37:12
Is it wrong for me to think that the players have been told by NESV that a new credible manager will be brought in and that's why they were playing like they did today? It was a sudden change, everyone seems so confident and passionate and determined, not like how they played the eight games before, and of course a vast improvement from the performance against everton.

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25 Oct 2010 00:31:12
Lets ask the fans

Belivable. if we want a proven big name manager

Unbelivable. If we want an un proven manager with no experince of managing big teams with big egos

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25 Oct 2010 00:28:54
Your answers is mince a now my history and back in the day when Fagan and Paisley got there shot football was about football its now a business and that's like Tesco appoiting a checkout girl as there ceo. Managers attract big players simple fact in football these days and if your some fan living in the past thinking you now more than the rest of the fans your wrong. Big manager equals big players and sucessful managers are sucessful for a reason there good managers. Im a sympton of whats wrong with football teams ha common its not the fact there now business and not just football teams and your saying its fans like me that whats wrong with football. It wasnt big name managers that ruined it for championships managers its the fact that the just can't handle the jobs simple {ed's note - how do successful managers become successful? Do you think they just magically appear as big names and win things? Pellegrini was at Villareal before getting the Real Madrid job, do you actually know anything about Villareal? It is not even the equivalent of Blackpool, they are a much smaller club than Blackpool, it would be like Tiverton Town getting into the Prem and staying there. He didn't seem to struggle to handle the pressure of a big club though did he? Until you appoint any manager, you will not know how he will cope, whether a big name or not. We are Liverpool FC, we don't need a big name manager to attract big name players, they come to play for the club not the manager. That is why Joe Cole chose us, that is why Torres chose us, nothing to do with the manager at the time, or they would have gone somewhere else. Torres rejected a Chelsea managed by Jose Mourinho, I don't think there is a bigger name manager in the world.}

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25 Oct 2010 00:25:34
24 Oct 2010 21:24:50
Just throwing a name out there Jeremy Menez - young talented little player who can play either flank or in the middle.


agree completely hes been solid at roma!
menez, lisandro lopez and a LB is what i believe we need in jan

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25 Oct 2010 00:23:08
I just had an idea which I thought may save us money. We try to get couple free players (Mexes and Afellay) then in the summer if got those players we can sell Kuyt (9 million) and Skrtel (7million) for about 16 million.

Total - 16 million profit to spend

16 million - signing on fees = about 12 million.

That's 1 top class winger without spending any of our kitty.

Of course I would sell other players too

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25 Oct 2010 00:14:56
25 Oct 2010 00:03:24
2. man utd have only threw 250k a week at shrek cos they want to make him more valuable in the summer, he will be gone, instead of 20-30 mill they will ask for 30-60 mill now they have hi tied down for 5 years, , , they want a huge deal like they got for ronaldo, , , and then that money will go on the debt a small portion maybe on a new player but they r only going downwards same way we did, only now the phoenix is rising again, , , , dave ynwa

sure by the summer shreks transfer fee will be only like 6m because of the new rules put in place, if the want 30m-60m they will have to let him go in jan. who ever spends big in jan? also, if some club is mad enough to pay that, they would have to at least match the reported 250k per week. leaves man city, i don't think he would go to citeh, hes there for a few years yet i think.

the new rule don't come in till 2012/ 13 season, , , so there is still summer to go where u can pay wat u like, , , so doesn't have to be this january, , , and as for his 250k per week man utd can't afford to ay him that for 5 years, hes only agreed to the deal to help man utd get more money for him. .

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25 Oct 2010 00:14:46
Sure by the summer shreks transfer fee will be only like 6m because of the new rules put in place, if the want 30m-60m they will have to let him go in jan. who ever spends big in jan? also, if some club is mad enough to pay that, they would have to at least match the reported 250k per week. leaves man city, i don't think he would go to citeh, hes there for a few years yet i think.

what new rules?
Ellis T

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25 Oct 2010 00:13:14
When do you expect the new manager will be in by ed?
I think Chelsea will be his last game.
Cheers
Ellis T {ed's note - I really don't know mate, I really thought, by the way they were talking, that he would be gone by tomorrow at the latest. But it seems like the boardroom is being sorted first, I suppose you have to have someone to do the interviews and make the decision before appointing someone.}

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25 Oct 2010 00:10:20
25 Oct 2010 00:00:39
Is there any chance that there will be peronalisation of accounts on this site? I would like to see each individual and how consistant there posts are. . {ed's note - if they want to there is nothing to stop people signing off their posts.}

I know mate but a user name would be much more personal. Love the sight though im not having a dig or anything. {ed's note - I understand mate, but it takes a lot of setting up and it would just end up another club forum.}

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25 Oct 2010 00:06:40
Your replay stating that you would suggest managers like di matteo Sean O'Driscoll or Michael Laudrup is sounded like your not waanting the best for our club, your lack of faith in money being spent and brining in a world class manager, 3 of those that you mentioned are yes up and coming but are now where near big enough to mange liverpool football club. and thing a man like sean O'driscoll could mange the stress and having to go out there and attract worldclass players is just mad you make me wonder sometime if you now what your going on about no disrespect. And to all who think that King Kenny can save us and get us back to the top are needing to stop going on like Geordiees wanting Keegan back that page is shut time to move on. Pellegrin, Rykjaard or even martin jol we need attacking football back at anfield and we need a manager to combine youth and experince. remember job he done when he took over at barca he brought a certain messi to the world stage and alot of the current squad. {ed's note - I think you clearly have a lack of understanding of football if you think Jol, who did nothing with Spurs, is a better choice. Even the style of football he plays is nothing on O'Driscoll's, but because he is not a 'big' name you will dismiss him. You are a symptom of what is wrong with football fans at the moment, all obsessed with big names. Perhaps you should take the time to find out about Liverpool's history before you dismiss a manager from the lower leagues taking over. A little time reading up will also remind you that it is big name managers that destroyed the foundation and legacy of the lower league manager that came in and turned us into who we are. You might want to remember that Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan would never have got the job if we had just gone for big names. It is not because I don't want the best for the club that I want someone such as O'Driscoll, it is because I want the best man for the job, not the best name.}

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25 Oct 2010 00:03:24
2. man utd have only threw 250k a week at shrek cos they want to make him more valuable in the summer, he will be gone, instead of 20-30 mill they will ask for 30-60 mill now they have hi tied down for 5 years, , , they want a huge deal like they got for ronaldo, , , and then that money will go on the debt a small portion maybe on a new player but they r only going downwards same way we did, only now the phoenix is rising again, , , , dave ynwa

sure by the summer shreks transfer fee will be only like 6m because of the new rules put in place, if the want 30m-60m they will have to let him go in jan. who ever spends big in jan? also, if some club is mad enough to pay that, they would have to at least match the reported 250k per week. leaves man city, i don't think he would go to citeh, hes there for a few years yet i think.

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25 Oct 2010 00:02:40
24 Oct 2010 23:02:19

Will the RAFA bridage just F-Off now and support Inter if your all so in love with him you old love birds.
The future is ahead of us and doesn't involve him regardless of who the manager is.

Ok will stop talking about myself.

Rafa Benitez

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25 Oct 2010 00:02:01
First of may I say well done Liverpool and Roy.
Anyway here goes my rant! I've been saying it on here for a while now, Gerrards best position is behind Torres. They seem comfortable and happy plus their more effective. They scores tons of goals.blocks to those who say move Gerrard to the centre. Carragher, oh Carragher. What can I say about Carragher! It pains me to say this but Carragher just can't play so many games now. We need to ease his games now so he can still play for us but a little less ( sorry Carra but it happens to us all). Still good but to many games take it's toll on the guy. Kelly's ready now. Now transfers. We need a good left back, defensive mid, centre defender and a forward. As for manager. 1) Dalglish. 2) Hiddink 3) Rijkaard. But then here's my up and coming managers . 1)Sanchez Florez. 2) Di Matteo 3) Massimiliano Allegri .
Sorry Hodgson you still have a way to prove,

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25 Oct 2010 00:00:39
Is there any chance that there will be peronalisation of accounts on this site? I would like to see each individual and how consistant there posts are. . {ed's note - if they want to there is nothing to stop people signing off their posts.}

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