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23 Dec 2015 12:43:12
Red Star Belgrade have accepted a £5.1m bid from LFC for midfielder Marko Grujic. Apparently we'll loan him back to them till the Summer.


1.) 23 Dec 2015 23:14:05
Great, so basically we've signed another loan player 😂.



31 Oct 2015 22:23:17
When Jurgen arrived almost everyone billed this game as the yardstick. Mourinho v Klopp would be coming along at a seemly time to start judging our new management against "the Special One".
Well, let's call that job done as far as that particular test is concerned.
Liverpool, under Jurgen Klopp, are unbeaten so far and looking happier and more together than I can remember.

In a way this reminds me of LFC under Rafa but with a warmth that Benitez never encouraged.
Jurgen Klopp has got my heart working more normally. no longer do I dread set-pieces around our box and going a goal behind isn't game-over any more.
Skrtel and Moreno are still dodgy defensively but that isn't quite so important when we are controlling possession and encouraging sensible passing out of defence as opposed to over-passing at the back.

Going forward, we appear to be retaining possession better and regaining the ball more when we lose it.
Okay, our end-product needs to be more clinical but a fit Benteke will be invaluable in our forward play. He changed the focus of our attack when he came on today because he's brilliant at holding up play and winning the airial battles. Firminho, Coutinho, Milner, Lallana, Ibe, Texeira and Henderson should all be able to profit from a fit Benteke or Sturridge. And vice versa.

Almost every player has improved under Jurgen Klopp and his team and there is a definite togetherness which hasn't been in evidence for far too long.
I'm too old to be fooled by false dawns but I'm willing to bet that we are all watching the real deal under Klopp. The Liver Bird could be rising from the ashes but we have to accept that it's very early on in Jurgen's reign but I can't see Man Utd., Chelsea or Spurs finishing above us this season. Even Man City and Arsenal are vulnerable and both have to visit Anfield.

Let's turn on the enthusiasm and atmosphere at home (we were superb at Chelsea today) and get behind our team wholeheartedly.
I'm starting to seriously regret giving up my season-ticket last May but I hope my regret continues. I'm sure it will under Jurgen Klopp die Kopkonig (The Kop King)


1.) 01 Nov 2015 09:19:59
I agree with most of what you say, but think we still look very dodgy at defending set pieces. I think we can all see progress and the potential and that's exciting!

2.) 01 Nov 2015 12:12:25
On the point of looking happier I haven't seen the team celebrate like that in a while, I think changing room selfies is a bit over the too as it's just one win, but it's good to see them happy and look like it means more to them.



03 Oct 2015 20:00:21
I thought after the Sion debacle that Rodgers would be the first managerial casualty but, after today, McClaren could do worse than surfing Fish4Jobs on his laptop going back to Newcastle tonight.
I can see De Boer at St.James' and Ancelotti at Anfield before the week is through.
Purely based on my guts and with no inside info whatsoever these are my odds on who'll be in charge of us after the international-break;

Ancelotti 10/11
Rodgers Evens
Un-mentioned 5/2
O'Driscoll 4/1 *
Klopp 13/2
De Boer 7/1
Carragher 33/1 *
*(as caretaker)

I'm not sure if these prices make mathematical sense but I'm not a bookie. Just wanted to put my tuppence-worth into the mix while waiting for the rugby to start.

Personally, would like Ancelotti or Klopp for different reasons.
The expensive and ambitious players we've got (Coutinho, Firminho, Sakho, Sturridge, Benteke etc.) not to mention our youngsters, need a successful manager to follow. Someone who doesn't just make it up as he goes along.




20 Aug 2015 14:13:03
Lucas Leiva on his way to Besiktas on loan. wtf?
Even if we have a replacement lined up this is stupid beyond words !!




12 Jul 2015 18:20:36
£49M agreed with Citeh. luvvly jubbly !!


1.) 13 Jul 2015 00:01:19
As Ed02 has said on numerous occasions regarding transfers plus agents fees plus this plus that great news




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16 Apr 2017 16:05:32
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Lucas Leiva is an essential part of our squad and he proved it again today without being spectacular.
Our defence was resillient and the Matip-Loveren partnership is becoming special, Mignolet is hitting form and we are dealing better with set-pieces.
I was impressed with Origi and Can but I'd just give the M. O. M. to Firminho for his work-rate and goal.
A win for Chelsea at Mold Trafford should make life more comfortable but 5 more wins for us and we'll be guaranteed top 4!


1.) 16 Apr 2017 19:11:39
I'm not so sure about this. Lucas did do well but he did make a few mistakes today especially conceding silly free kicks against a team that you don't want to concede against. Reading your point again though, you mention essentials squad player so perhaps you're right there. Performance wise, he was okay.

2.) 16 Apr 2017 19:49:26
Its only one clean sheet in last ten games i think so let's not get ahead of ourselves

Lucas a very important squad player though i hope we don't sell him.



02 Apr 2017 00:26:29
A big shout-out to Lucas Leiva for his incredible performance. He's not glamorous enough for many "fans" on here but he's selflessly played when and where asked and done it without moaning. He came to us as an attacking midfielder and I don't think he's played in that position for our club. He's always involved in off-field activities and loves the club. He can't have expected to play in the derby but, when picked, helped to neutralize the threats of Lukaku and Berkeley and it's not the first time he's been invaluable to us.
To me, he deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Hamaan, Hyppia, Molby and Benitez as adopted Scousers.


1.) 02 Apr 2017 00:39:42
Totally agree. a true professional and a gentleman as well. Class!

2.) 02 Apr 2017 01:34:17
Love the man, will be sad to see him leave as he still offers so much to our side when called upon.

3.) 02 Apr 2017 03:55:06
Well said. Sickened me seeing the abuse he gets on social media sites when it was announced he was playing. How we always lose When he plays when its actually the exact opposite. We win more when he plays ( certainly in midfield) he doesn't have the dynamism of hendo but he has discipline, positioning and tenacity.

4.) 02 Apr 2017 04:48:05
Lucas has been subject to abuse from fans on plenty of occasions. I remember him being booed when he was subbed on for Alonso once.

I have nothing but respect for Lucas.



13 Mar 2017 21:19:28
Watching the U-23's on LFC tv against Chelsea. Grujic and Loveren playing well enough to be considered by Jurgen. Conor Randall and Joe Gomez also looking good but I've been watching Jordan Brewster all season and he's always looked consistently good to me but the stand-out player has been Trent Alexander-Arnold. He's been a revelation over the last 12 months or so and offers more going forward than Clyne.

The bench versus Burnley was pretty under-whelming so i'm hoping for a bigger statement of strength on Sunday v Citeh.

Dropping Klavan wouldn't be a bad start (for Loveren? ) and the rest depends on the fitness of Henderson, Firminho and Sturridge.

I know we've got Grujic, Flanagan, Markovic, Sakho, Ward, Ings and Allan to come back but some of those will leave or fall short. We desperately need to strengthen in the Summer (CDM, GK, LB, FWD) but the time has come to spend big but wisely. We could be in the Champions League next season and our squad, at the moment, can't even stretch to one competition.


1.) 14 Mar 2017 16:39:53
I highly doubt Klopp will buy a stopper in the summer. If then Stewart must be crap in the training ( A hard core specialist stopper ) . I however expect a Midfielder to come in at the expense of both Lucas and Can. But he ain't a Stopper, Someone better than just stopping the train. He prefers a Sahin type player there.

2.) 14 Mar 2017 17:51:07
I'm like you, Pete. I don't know if Klavan should keep his place or if Lovren should come in BUT as we all know, never change a winning team so I guess it will be Klavan then.



22 Nov 2016 15:41:18
Just watching the U-23's v Man. Utd repeated on LFCtv.
It's been a cracking game with some good performances on both sides. However, I've been particularily impressed with Rhian Brewster, Glen McAuley and Yan Dhanda going forward.
We've got a quality set-up at Academy and U-23 level and I can only see us getting better under the continued stewardship of Alex Inglethorpe and Co.


1.) 22 Nov 2016 16:56:18
You're watching the u18s not 23s.

2.) 22 Nov 2016 17:42:58
Yes, I realized after I'd pressed "send". the sentiment remains the same though.

3.) 22 Nov 2016 18:45:17
What age do the youth teams go up to? Age 23? It's interesting because you never see a player who played with the youth team until age 23 come into the first team. Is it more intended for the players on the fringe of the first team or trying to regain fitness (Ings)?

Happy to hear 18s looked solid.

4.) 22 Nov 2016 19:37:54
U23 is usually players 17-20 the younger they are the better they're doing to be playing for the u23 the u18 side will be mainly 15-18 year olds with again the younger being the better prospects and 18 year old playing there rather than u23 are late bloomers or not going to make it.

5.) 22 Nov 2016 21:23:36
Dhanda in particular looks to have come on in leaps and bounds this year.
Did you notice the RB (Sharrif) for that game is only 15!



15 Nov 2016 21:12:38
This international friendly is an extremely vital learning tool for English football. Without this crucially important fixture we would be completely ignorant about so much in our quest for World domination. Oh, and the added bonus is the FA and Wembley are just a tad wealthier. Everyone wins!





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08 Mar 2017 11:56:07
If someone pays £30m for Daniel Sturridge I'd like a private word with them. I've got an old BMW I'd love to get rid of.
Looks nice and when it works it purrs like a dream but It's expensive to run and completely unreliable.




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01 Nov 2016 08:21:31
I've never seen this Tierney lad play so I'm not writing him off. A word of caution though, Scotland has been a dire league for years and is almost wrapped up already by a Club which has been royally hammered in Europe. In short, looking good in Scotland might not be much of a testimonial and just because some big clubs are monitoring him says very little. Everyone's after decent defenders and any player showing even a little promise will invite a bidding-war.
I'd stick with a very impressive Milner with Gomez, Klavan and Moreno as back-up till the end of the season. I stand to be corrected on Tierney if it happens but I think we're too well equipped in the LB department to be panic-buying until at least the end of the season.




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28 Oct 2016 19:56:34
Well, if that means Moreno plays then we can expect nervous defending, maybe a penalty or two and a massive boost to Palace's attackers. I'd rather take a punt on Klavan at LB even though he hasn't played there much.




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04 Jul 2016 21:35:33
Snap their hands off. no disrespect intended because he'll be a very good buy for someone who can play to his strengths which Brendan and his team misinterpreted as being our style of play.
No doubt he'll haunt us next season but the money could partly pay off our catalogue of poor buys or go towards a decent left-back!
If we can thin out the squad even more but keep a hard-core 25 or so pool of quality "squaddies" whilst keeping the wages down then now is the season to do it. I hate to use the word "transition" but without Europe we can easily mount a serious challenge on domestic fronts without breaking the bank!




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24 May 2016 20:00:47
And Sinclair to Watford?





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23 Feb 2017 23:02:32
I've just posted on the Leicester page how I feel (I'm sure they appreciate it! )
Most people could predict that they would lose their best players after winning the Premier League (Vardy excepted) and losing Kante has been massive to them. We all knew they wouldn't win the League again but they're still in the Champions League going into March and they are still the Champions of England!
Claudio Ranieri is one of the best football managers around and should never have been sacked from Chelsea when he was.
Leicester City are a Championship Club at best and have just proved that they have a Division 2 mentality!
Their next manager will be in the mould of Warnock, Allardyce or Holloway so I expect them to spend the rest of the season scrapping for survival and the TV money but, without Ranieri, they'll be travelling to Walsall and Rochdale on a cold night before long instead of the European nights out their fans relish.




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20 Dec 2016 10:10:09
Some of what you say is a bit off the mark my friend, in my opinion.
We haven't proven we can "grind out results" just by nicking an injury-time winner against a very mediocre Everton and how on earth was Sicknote Sturridge M. O. M.?
Also, t hose critics who say we need to score X because we'll concede Y are generally alluding to a widely accepted principal that our defence is our potential downfall.
You surely can't deny that, without Matip, Gomez, Sakho and a specialist LB we lack a quality and presence that our makeshift defenders have been mostly getting away with so far but . well, square pegs!
If we lose Sakho (probably) I'll be disappointed and frustrated because he's a class CB. I like Klavan as a steady defender when we don't have to defend too much and Milner likewise. Both are great when we're attacking but our defensive frailties are down to square pegs in round holes! And don't get me started on goalkeepers!




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22 Nov 2016 17:42:58
Yes, I realized after I'd pressed "send". the sentiment remains the same though.




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10 Nov 2016 19:10:00
We voted, like the citizens of the USA, for change. It's pathetic how the Remainers and Clintonites can't accept the democratic processes and the reasons why both votes went as they did.
2016 has been absolutely brilliant!




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06 Nov 2016 20:42:28
The delicate and sulky flower that is Sturridge is best suited to sitting behind the top two (Klopp and his assistant! ) . he's a very good player and handy to bring on with 30 mins to go if you need to change things but, honestly, he's behind Origi at the moment in my opinion and he's carrying an aura of petulance which is becoming boring.
His wafer-thin constitution and current form won't neccesarily make him unattractive in the market and I can think of a host of English clubs who'd snap him up gladly.
Time to sell? Absolutely. With Danny Ings out of the reckoning and nobody quite ready from the reserves I'd love to see us cash in on Daniel Sturridge and bring in an Aubamayang-type player more suited to Klipperty's style and less fragile.


{Ed001's Note - Aubameyang is far more sulky than Studger.}