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Favourite player: Finnan, reliable and underated!


Best team moment: Gerrard\'s goal v Milan in 2005. That first glimmer of hope and belief after the utter devastation felt at half time.


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07 May 2017 08:39:56
Eds, could you see Liverpool becoming interested in Robertson again if Hull are Relegated?
I know his price tag has been daft but if they get relegated then surely he will push for a move. His crossing ability is superb, a proper LB too.

Anfield Andy

{Ed001's Note - possibly, though not sure his crossing has been superb nor that he is a proper lb, his defending leaves a lot to be desired and he is poor on the ball when under pressure. Give him time and space and he is fine, but the moment he gets pressed his head goes and his passing and crossing is all over the place.}


1.) 07 May 2017 10:08:17
Charlie Taylor would be the better option than Robertson. Would cost less (only tribunal fee) and is supposed to be a more rounded player.
Bertrand or Sessegnon though would be much much better signings.


2.) 07 May 2017 14:29:35
Bertrand all day.


3.) 08 May 2017 07:55:09
Ok I take back what I said about Taylor. The idiot just refused to play his last game for a club that gave him his first chance at a football career. Rather have Moreno than another mercenary and problem maker.


4.) 08 May 2017 12:26:58
Bertrand is turning 28 in august, not a Klopp type of signing, too old.

It's either going to be a young project like Sessegnon or player under 24/ 25 that has couple years of starting experience in a league somewhere in europe.


5.) 08 May 2017 22:27:54
Charlie Taylor is a good left back, but he tends to pick his games . joke .


6.) 09 May 2017 09:14:44
Definitely Bertrand, our VIP discount still valid.


 

 

23 Feb 2017 07:49:17
Eds,
Seen the Gossip page has a quote from Klopp in regards to Dolberg. Has a journo asked him about possible interest and do you think Liverpool may look at him?
Looks like he could be a great striker in years to come, just hadn't seen much of a link between us and him.
I'd have thought he would be a Barca, Madrid, Munich, Man City type target but would be glad if we were in the running.

Thanks in advance eds.

Anfield Andy

{Ed002's Note - He was asked about Danish players by a Danish journalist during an interview. Chelsea and Manchester City have a declared interest in Ajax's Kasper Dolberg who has also been watched by Manchester United, Rangers, Everton, Sunderland and others.}


1.) 23 Feb 2017 11:31:27
As good as he could become we have origi who is our development striker. Anyone who comes in now needs to deliver 2 weeks before they sign. If we want to keep up wi5h the rest but still wish to develop youth then there's an academy for that.

First team ready players now.


2.) 23 Feb 2017 12:27:48
Supermane, while logical, ethical and sound, I am not sure your approach really works in today's big business, fast profits world of football. Owners, teams and even the fans want quicker, almost immediate winning results, and we all know it.

So while having a grassroots approach of building up and development through academies is the correct one (IMO), the big teams all are using an approach of developing a team of existing senior players, development players (subs and youth teams what-not) and buying the best appropriate players on the market at any given time.

Look at Barcelona with their first team and their famed academy, and yet they are still always on the lokout for the next superstar available on the market. Or look at Chelsea and ManC with their loaned out players (38 and 17) and their ability to cherry pick any player back from a loan if he adds to the first team. (We have 12 players on loan BTW, but perhaps not so cleverly purchased) .

I'm not arguing with you. Just saying that if Klopp and coaches see Dolberg as better (at present and in future) than Origi, then so be it and let's go out and try to buy him. I'm not at all comfortable with the notion that a first team's success should be held back, because we are waiting for players from the subs or youth teams to develop.

It doesn't work, and you certainly don't maximise your chances to win trophies this way. Let's have an approach of creating a team with the best senior squad, the best youth teams possible and buying the best possible players available in the market. Put them all in the mix, and then the best players available, play on any match day.

I agree we may not have the money available as other teams, but then every team should function within its fiscal means anyway, so I'm not even considering this aspect of it.


3.) 23 Feb 2017 15:52:40
We have enough youngsters in our academy. What we need is a first team players.


4.) 25 Feb 2017 12:23:29
Ed002, if we we're to move for Dolberg now after Klopps comments, would we not be at risk of a charge for tapping up?

If the guy is a target, Klopp has publically unsettled him. Saw this with Zielinski and Gotze last time out. Hope Jurgen has learned his lesson.

{Ed002's Note - No and he has not been a player Liverpool has shown any interest in. He was asked by a Danish journalist if he had heard of Dolberg.}


5.) 25 Feb 2017 15:41:24
Ahh good to hear then Ed. Media set him up with a loaded question!

{Ed002's Note - No.}


 

 

13 Jan 2015 04:54:03
Saw something, yes on twitter, yesterday saying Sturridge has had a reoccurence of the injury which kept him out for 18 weeks. Just wondering if anyone knows whether its true or not?

Anfield Andy

1.) 13 Jan 2015 10:23:11
there is your first clue, you said
it was on twitter.


2.) 13 Jan 2015 11:25:10
Which is exactly why I didn't come on saying Sturridge is injured. But sometimes even twitter can have some truths.


3.) 13 Jan 2015 14:09:20
Was it not just, 'Sturbridge has been out for 18 weeks with a reoccurring injury' as In past tense!


 

 

24 Jul 2014 21:14:01
Eds, all gone quiet on the Aurier front. Not saying were even interested but wondered if he is still on the move?

Anfield Andy

{Ed002's Note - Sure - he will go to PSG.}


1.) He's already went to PSG


2.) Serge Aurier, missed a gem in my opinion!

{Ed002's Note - Missed?}


3.) Nah not really missed but good crosser of the ball nonetheless. We have Kelly and Flanno in that position anyway, even if Johnson were to leave.


 

 

13 Feb 2014 19:01:27
Have it very from a very reliable friend that Jordan Henderson is going to be out for the next 6 weeks, he has today been to a specialist hospital and had a minor operation on his thumb.
Gutted for the lad after the influence he's had in recent weeks but would suggest it means that Lucas is ready to return. I would only suggest this as Henderson was initially supposed to be in on Tuesday but put off the appointment so he could play in the Fulham game.

Anfield Andy

1.) If he's off for 6 weeks after a minor operation on his thumb then I think he needs to see a different surgeon. Either that or he's replacing Mignolet in goal.


2.) Get a grip! 6 weeks for a thumb! Pretty sure any thumb op could wait till after the WC anyway.


3.) 13 Feb 2014 22:38:28
Hehe. He won't be out at all, mind you 6 weeks. Hilarious.
The man himself said he won't miss any games. That's much more like the truth won't you think.


4.) 14 Feb 2014 05:33:28
I also think 6 weeks is excessive, but they always go with a longer duration as a precaution.
Considering that the same hospital has done many operations on other sports stars including Gerrard and Jason Robinson (Rugby) and Amir Khan's hand specialist is there, I would suggest that there is no better for him to have gone to.
He was initially booked in for Tuesday but put it off to play against Fulham, he obviously wants to make sure he's fit in time for selection for the World Cup.
So I agree he won't be out for the full 6 weeks but that's what he's been given for it to heal fully.
Wrightington Hospital sees to many sports stars.


5.) Lots of doctors on here.

I broke my thumb and had to have it pinned, 6 weeks is normal, you don't want to mess around with thumbs if its a bad break.

Still not 100% after two years.


6.) He ain't a keeper


7.) Apparently he's 50/50 to play against Arsenal


 

 

 

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12 Jun 2017 18:51:40
Watched a bit more of the U20 World Cup than I had planned to because I wanted to see a bit more of Solanke playing. I understand Ojo was there too but I wanted to see Solanke as I hadn't seen him play.
Strong lad, seems to have a decent football brain too. In the final when some of the other young lads were still going for the killer goal he was standing strong in the corner. Got golden boot too, not to overhype him but that has previously been won by Aguero, Messi, Pogba and Maradona. Really think he will be able to offer something off the bench straight away.
What are you opinions on him Eds?

Anfield Andy

{Ed001's Note - I would not judge him from that tournament because he was so much more physically advanced than the opposition. It was men against boys with him, he towered over the opposition he faced in the games I saw. Makes it impossible to judge him fairly as he could have been getting the Freddy Adu effect of just being fully grown playing against kids.}


1.) 12 Jun 2017 19:24:52
Jesus Freddy adu! Used to rock my champ man team legend that kid whatever we happend to him anyone know?


2.) 12 Jun 2017 19:51:03
I think he got released from some second tier American team and now has a normal job haha.


3.) 12 Jun 2017 21:14:37
Thanks for the reply ed, and the nostalgia of Freddy Adu. Last I saw was that he was a nightclub promoter somewhere.


4.) 12 Jun 2017 21:14:44
I agree with ed1 on this, his junior record is quality but he's a lot bigger and stronger than the majority of his age group and won't be able to physically bully his opponents in the prem. Look at Connor Wickham, he was quality coming through the ranks but struggled once he lost his physical advantage.


5.) 12 Jun 2017 22:53:04
Cherno Samba was the beast of all beasts until he played against actual men.


6.) 13 Jun 2017 11:05:04
The award Solanke got was "Player of the Tournament". He just missed out on the Golden Boot which is for top scorer. He scored 4 but some Italian guy scored 5.


 

 

24 Apr 2017 16:38:35
Saw some posts yesterday slating our goal scoring ability an our defense. The goal scoring was mainly aimed at Firmino. Defense Jones mainly aimed at Lovren.
Saying we have not moved forward under Klopp.

Do these same people not realise we are the top scoring team in the Prem this season?

Do these same people not know that in the 14 games previous to Palace where Lovren and Matip had started together we were unbeaten?

Do these same people not see that we are on 66 points now, the same as was enough for City to finish 4th last year, and already more than the 60 points we finished with last season. We have also gone unbeaten against the rest of the top 6. Compare that to Everton a few places below us who have only taken a handful of points from the current top 6 in their past 100 games against them but are efficient againdt lower opposition. I would prefer to be looking for the answer to complacency against lower teams than figuring out how to compete against the other big boys.

With the likes of United, City, Tottenham, Arsenal all playing each other we are still in a very strong place to finish in top 4. Palace needed that last win to make sure they were safe of the drop. The rest of the teams were playing are all putting their flip flops and suncream on.

Our squad is nowhere near the quality of Chelsea, City, Tottenham. Arsenal and United have vast financial backing that we can't currently compete with. We are doing very well to compete at the level we are. Champions league qualification simply isn't as easy as it was 10 years ago.

Get behind the lads, some of you have opinions that swing more than saloon door with every performance.

On a side note, any news on Ings' progress? Any chance of minutes before the end of the season. Really think he could add something to tuck away some of the brilliant chances we create.

Anfield Andy

1.) 24 Apr 2017 17:37:32
Andy, you fail to mention that we have let more goals than any of the top eight, virtually the same amount as each season under Rogers. You also fail to say that all the same problems as we did under Rogers. We still have players having to play out of position. I'm all for Klopp but you cannot say that everything is Rosy, our winning games recently have hardly been stunning performances.

I'm not trying to be overly negative as I think there is still a reasonable chance we will get top three never mind top four but that will just paper over another inconsistent season. All of us will be cheering our team on come Monday but I think most are just venting their frustration not at the result so much but the performance.


2.) 24 Apr 2017 20:49:00
Problem up front isn't scoring a lot of goals it is scoring consistently rather than running up big scores then blanks. Against the teams that have played defensively the problem is a combination of not having many chances and not being able to take them. If we could score consistently the poor defence, which is way worse than the attack could be negated for the time being.


3.) 25 Apr 2017 14:48:30
Andy, did these same people give LFC a win V Palace, do these same people give us four wins from the last four games, I don't think that will happen, let's be realistic, we will concede more goals, we will be relying on other results .


 

 

07 Apr 2017 13:33:10
The more I see of the difference between Klavan and Sakho the more I can't help but think Klopp has made a mistake.
For Bournemouth's second goal Klavan still doesn't know where the ball is whilst Josh King is already shooting. Meanwhile, down at Palace Sakho is clearing anything and everything that comes near him.
I do understand that Palace play more defensive than we do, but making blocks and aerial challenges is effective however you play.
Lovren - Matip - Sakho - Gomez in rotation for CB is a superb set up to have moving forward.
Ed/ s, do you see any chance swaying Klopp towards leaving this loan period as Sakho's punishment or do we still expect him to be sold?

Anfield Andy

{Ed002's Note - The club are actively trying to sell Sakho because Klopp doesn't want him. Klaven is the player Klopp wanted and got - and I am not aware of any efforts by Liverpool to move him on.}


1.) 07 Apr 2017 15:00:49
Klavan is the player klopp wanted and got. to replace kolo as 4th choice at the time leaving matip lovren sahko Lucas Gomez. Then sakho burnt his bridges and was shipped away leaving matip lovren klavan Lucas and Gomez in that order (gomez might have been 3rd or 4th choice if he hadn't been injured) . Klopp got his man he got his bargain centre back to fill in when there's injuries £7m and about 45k a week. There's no problem with klavan in my books he's what you'd expect from a player in his position of the pecking order. See the likes of jones/ rojo, mertersaker/ gabriel, wimmer/ dier, terry/ zouma/ ake, all of cities are at a similar standard. Don't get me started on Everton's back up pairings.

{Ed002's Note - Klopp made it clear he wanted 4 centre backs - that is what he has. Sakho was never included.}


2.) 07 Apr 2017 15:18:31
Yeah I don't care what anyone says, he has replaced one of the best CB's in the league with one that is bang average and expects our defence to improve? Matip is a constant injury concern meaning we are going to continue to be left with Klavan for the foreseeable future. I genuinely believe with Sakho in the side we would have at the very least 6 more points.

{Ed002's Note - That was the choice of the manager - he gave you Karius as well. Caulker the previous year.}


3.) 07 Apr 2017 15:37:39
Well i really hope Klopp revisits the CB situation. Matip is the only decent option we have while Gomez is still young. Lovren would be a decent 3rd choice but Klavan has to go. Simply an awful defender already past his best and nowhere near good enough for LFC or the BPL.


4.) 07 Apr 2017 15:56:05
Klavan was brought to replace Sakho while Matip replaced Skrtel and Gomez replaced Toure. Stop brining excuses. We have 4 CB and we have conceded she'd loads of goals!


5.) 07 Apr 2017 16:09:32
I actually don't think Klavan or Lovren are as terrible as people on here make out.

I think the biggest problem is that neither of them are blessed with pace yet we play a very high line without an out-and-out midfield destroyer, with two bang average wing backs constantly leaving them exposed. Yet we still regularly restrict teams to less than 3 or 4 decent shots on target, which usually results in us conceding because Mignolet is the only keeper in the Premier league to have both rubber wrists and rubber ankles!

When Sakho was here we all said he was error prone. In Aggers final years we all said he was error prone. Skrtel also deemed a liability just a year after being voted player of the season under Dlaglish/ Clarke. Carragher even was dropped in his second to last year after struggling.

How many centre backs do we have to go through before we actually look at the rest of the defensive unit and point the finger at the whole picture. Not to mention the defensive and goalkeeper coaching.

Mignolet, Clyne and Milner are all not really up to the task. Just look at our keepers and full backs in recent years; Jones, Reina, Doni, Itandje, Cavalieri, Manninger, Karius, Mignolet; Moreno, Insua, Aurelio, Konchesky, Dossena, Cissokho; Johnson, Arbeloa, Clyne, Degen, Kelly, Flanagan.

Now honestly tell me that our recent centre backs are as bad as those listed above; Skrtel, Agger, Lovren, Sakho, Kyriakgos, Carragher, Klavan. Personally, I do not think we have ever properly replaced Reina (pre 2010 form), Finnan or Riise. Until we do no centre back is going to look good for us. Period.

Defence gets fixed as a unit, or not at all.


6.) 07 Apr 2017 16:11:53
And mane ed. let's not forget that. Wijnaldum for that matter and matip 😊.

{Ed002's Note - Matip really isn't all that. Has Wijnaldum justified his price?}


7.) 07 Apr 2017 16:39:26
Matip has been a breath of fresh air in most games. And Gini has gotten better as the season progressed. One mistake last game that costed us but other than that he's been pretty darn good. And I think he will only get better. Mane speaks for himself. I'm just saying a free transfer for a center back like matip was a steal. He's not the BEST out there but he's pretty darn good. And seeing what others, like stones and Luiz, went for makes matip look the bargain of the century.


8.) 07 Apr 2017 16:40:23
I agree the caulker signing was baffling but it wasn't that big of a deal. The Karius signing wasn't that bad, but the way he has been managed has been pretty woeful.


9.) 07 Apr 2017 16:42:29
MK just look at King's goal again, it was the most predictable turn and finish yet if Klavan had been given another 2 seconds to get his foot in the way he'd have still been nowhere near it despite being stood right next to him. Honestly one of the most pathetic attempts at blocking the goal i've ever seen that in the end was responsible for us dropping two points.


10.) 07 Apr 2017 18:13:09
Klavan may not be perfect but would have him as backup compared to Skrtel any day of the week. It is clear we need better adept CB's but who else was Klopp going to sign at £4.2m which is what Klavan cost. It is not like he was going to be a stater for us but using my eyes he is an upgrade on Skrtel.

Our biggest problem is that Lovren is injury prone and seems like Matip has his own problems. At this point I cannot rule out Klopp signing another CB in the summer. Gomez recently returned from a serious injury and hopefully fior his part he can stay fi going forwrad.

Like MK Scouser points out, our fullbacks are average. Milner never going to be a long term solution but has been ok at LB, better than Moreno. The less I say about Clyne the better. He is mediocre.

Attacking fullbacks are an important ingredient in Klopp's setup as they provide the width so hopefully the summer Klopp signs two quick and creative attacking fullbacks to take one step closer to completing the puzzle.


11.) 07 Apr 2017 18:31:16
Why do we need a back-up in Klavan who will never push Lovren? We need a player to push and displace Lovren.


12.) 07 Apr 2017 18:38:55
I don't care how good a player looks on match of the day, if he is a disruptive influence and undermines the manager then there is no place for them in the team.

It's as simple as that.

We may sign some defenders in the summer, things move quickly and circumstances change. Stop panicking because you already think Klopp won't sign the players you want.

Chill out, what will be will be.


13.) 07 Apr 2017 18:58:56
You guys are like rabbits, on and on and on and on, you must sit and talk to yourselves in your mirrors, no one is listening forget sakho he's not wanted and no matter how much you complain or watch match of the day he ain't coming back.
Gini and Matip yes have made mistakes had bad games but have also had great games its their first season at the club and they in my opinion show signs i like and i think they can be at the club for long term.
Karius is as the ed has said the number 1 keeper at the club but i think it will be next season but you guys all complain he is not good enough do you all forget what de gea went through when he arrived he's young needs time to acclimatise to get use to english football and i hope we end with a keeper like de gea.
But you guys are so fickle you jump on the backs of every and any player making a mistake and if a guy looks good on match of the day you think he's the second coming.
a good example is brandy a lot of people here thought he wasnt good enough to slight etc but once it was said that he had a deal with bayern set up you all went on about how we missed another player.
for the umpteenth time get behind your players and managers stop moaning.
oh and after watching the stoke press conference even although he said couthinho is feeling better i get the feeling he might not be playing so you will all get your wish to see some kids, which i don't know but looks a distinct possibility.


14.) 07 Apr 2017 19:16:12
Imagine an alternative reality. Sakho, despite having been given 2 or 3 chances to clean up his act by Klopp continues to be undisciplined off the pitch (and I suspect we don't really know the half of it) .
However as he needs the defender defender the season Klopp forgives him again and again (as many on here seem to think he should have) .
Sakho continues to mess around (he had established a pattern of behaviour after all) . Other players (especially younger players) after a while see this and start to think, maybe I don't have to live such a disciplined boring life off the pitch. Maybe Klopp's rules aren't really rules you really need to follow. Why should I try so hard if others don't.

What happens is the performance throughout the squad drops and Liverpool would be mid table now wondering what went wrong with the Klopp appointment.

Can we stop the Sahko back nonsense please. He messed around a new manager who had to show all the players the rules mean something for the good of all the squad.


15.) 07 Apr 2017 19:22:57
Sures he's not 😊

Wijanldum. If pogbas worth 90 million then wijis worth 25 minimum 🖒.


16.) 07 Apr 2017 19:30:51
The real AG, Sakho was bound to partner Matip this season until Sakho made an absolute clown of himself and the club. That left us with Lovren partnering Matip this season ad Klavan coming in for Skrtel. Gomes was still injured so Klopp had to go sign somebody who was willing to take the back seat i. e. Klavan.

It is not like Klopp could go sign the next best thing as we finished 8th last season and doubt any top CB's were interested in joining us unless we were willing to pay over the odds. Yes Klavan has not been to everyones taste but he has had some good performances this season ans £4.2m compared to paying £60m for another Southampton player seemed to be a reasonable move considering that we cannot ask someone like Godin to join our ranks.

Klavan > Skrtel so disater in that case averted.


17.) 07 Apr 2017 19:40:51
Spot on, Fitzy. Shows the moral compass (or lack thereof) that some people have in their quest to ignore a player's repeated atrocities and blatant disrespect for authority of the manager, just so we can get a couple of clean sheets to the detriment of team harmony and team spirit.

The worst thing is that, it's not like Sahko (who I am a fan of by the way) is the second coming of Paulo Maldini. He has played here for 3 seasons where we conceded 150 goals in the PL. So in what way was he a needed defender to shore up the back line when he was part of the problem? His fan base can't answer that question cos all they see is what he's doing (under different system and diff manager) at the GREAT Crystal Palace.

Memo to Sahko's glee club: Klopp wants rid of Sahko cos he's cancer to the squad and in the DR, not due to his ability. He listens to no one and has NO respect for authority and this since his days at PSG. If you like him so much, form your own club and make him your first signing. Till then, stop defending the indefensible cos you are embarrassing yourselves each time you do.


18.) 07 Apr 2017 19:57:04
HX, everyone on here was singing from the tops of the hills about Ben Gibson just yesterday who was at fault for 2 goals against Hull in midweek.

Not saying that Klavan is better, Gibson is clearly the better player over all. My point there is that one mistake or one bad game doesn't define a player. Klavan was part of the team that shut out Manchester City earlier in the season and was arguably the best player on the day. He is an experienced back up, and I have no problems with him in our squad.

If anyone on here has ever played football, just imagine being in defence with Clyne trying to stop crosses from the right, Milner trying to stop crosses from the left, Mignolet organising everything, and all in a system where pretty much every player is charging forward at full pelt to press the ball. If that press gets beaten it is basically just our centre backs vs the opposition attack! You could put Ramos and Boateng in our defence and even they would get exposed at times in our team.

Klopp has picked his 4 centre backs. We need to accept that to be honest because it is unlikely we will sign anyone this summer for that position. Klopp hasn't however signed a single full back for us yet, or given his choice of keeper a sustained run in the team (mainly to protect Karius from the abhorrent abuse he was getting from absolutely everyone) . He is trying to build a solid defensive unit and we are pointing the finger at the one area he has addressed. So really that finger (if you genuinely believe centre back is our main issue) should be pointing at the guy who picked them; Klopp.

I get it, Klavan made a mistake and it is currently very raw to some people as we dropped points. I just don't get this massive over reaction. He struggles with pace in general, but as a back up he is easily adequate. The focus with regards to centre back should be getting Lovren/ Matip fit, and developing the likes of Gomez and Masterson for the future.

I swear to god people, after the Derby their was literally a post on here about us being back in the title race. A very serious post which got more agrees than disagrees might I add. Fast forward 4 days and our whole team is completely terrible and we won't even get a CL spot because Stoke and West Brom are coming up?! Holy Christ, fickle is an understatement. This is bi-polar.


19.) 07 Apr 2017 20:36:01
Fans are nervous.
We had a great chance to nail down a top 4 place and we tossed it away in the last few minutes in contrast to Spurs who stepped up in injury time to turn a defeat into victory.

That's behind the labile emotions, people do need to relax a bit more. 🤠.


20.) 07 Apr 2017 22:02:57
I agree here with Ed 002 I don't see the obsession with Matip, not bad, but not great. The best we have but we can do better! Not a carragher or a hyppia by any means though.


21.) 07 Apr 2017 23:13:53
No way, Welsh. Matip has been a consistent performer in Germany for years. he's been more than solid in his first season for us and that is a fact. Can he get better? Yes. Is he great? No and neither was Carra. In fact, Carra does not possess the natural ability that Matip has.

He has a desire to win, do what he was told, and play wherever and that is what got him through his career. Matip needs to improve his fitness along with Lovren and we'll be fine. We are looking to bring in a LCB which is why Gibson and Nastasic have been scouted.


22.) 07 Apr 2017 23:19:41
It's his first season. Hyypia and Carra both struggled in their first season.
Give Matip a friggin chance.


23.) 08 Apr 2017 00:16:02
Klavan lost track of the ball for the 2nd goal but the player on the near post only got half a header on the first ball in.
It should be our no 1 priority to sign a keeper and a center hslf who can dominate the box and clear the first ball as anything can happen on the 2nd ball, with all the players in front of the goal any deflection could result in a goal.
Cut the threat at source.


24.) 08 Apr 2017 13:50:03
The keeper had nothing to do with the second goal and Klopp will not sign a GK cos he still has confidence that Karius will come good BUT it is up to Karius to take his chance.


25.) 09 Apr 2017 14:43:38
Is it possible to have a bi polar team that has wonderful highs against better opposition and agonising, lethargic lows against the rest?


 

 

17 Sep 2016 10:40:27
Morning All.
Great night watching the reds, a well drilled performance from Klopp and a complete underestimation from Conte. I think he knew we would come out quick, but if they could weather the first 20 minutes then they would be ok. I don't think his style suits the premier league, he is stereotypically defensive and waits for his opponent to falter. Such hesitation simply will not work in the Prem.
I thought Matip was superb, quick into every challenge with Costa, making sure the Brazilian / Spaniard couldn't get hold of the ball and lay it off into Oscar Willian or Hazard. That is where Chelsea have been so effective recently, a very Arsenal style of play.
In all honesty I have wondered recently whether or not Henderson would rediscover his passing ability but he demonstrated that he is indeed coming back to his best last night. I would say Chelsea's midfield allowed him too much time to pick a pass quite a bit, but he played some exquisite balls, and the goal, superb. He smashes about 3/ 4 a game from that sort of range and is never a million miles off but hasn't tested a keeper this season from there, and still hasn't, because Courtois couldn't get anywhere near that ball to test his ability to save it, he might as well have been sat on my couch with me.
Windjalum and Lallana were both tireless again. Coutinho Sturridge and Mane brilliant link up and defending from the front. I thought you could tell right from the start of the second half that Sturridge wasn't quite right, he wasn't closing down with anywhere near the same pace or intensity as in the first 45.
Clyne was simply Clyne, offered plenty down the wing but was little more than average defensively. He gave away a similar ball to that which cost us the Vokes goal at one point.
Milner has been superb at Left Back. Positionally he can be a little eratic but he is such an athlete that he can recover well.
Lovren was a Rolls Royce. Understated and class. Can really see him and Matip developing a great partnership.
Lucas was a bit rash, but did the job needed. Didn't feel that Origi really got into the game, closed down well but that was about it.

All in all a good performance from the whole team.
Fantastic to come away from the Emirates, White Hart Lane and Stamford Bridge with 7 points. That will hopefully pay dividend come the end of the season. 5 games in and I am mildly optimistic. Still not getting carried away. Top 4 and maybe a semi or final in a domestic cup would be great.

Sorry about the long post.

Anfield Andy

1.) 17 Sep 2016 15:34:33
Bit harsh on clyne he kept one of (if not the) best players in the league very quiet.


2.) 17 Sep 2016 16:40:31
I thought Clyne was solid and kept Hazard quiet the whole game.


 

 

31 Aug 2016 12:16:44
In work, someone has just shown me a Sky Sports article saying we have agreed a fee for Cavani. Can't find it on any media outlets myself, anyone heard anything?

Anfield Andy

1.) 31 Aug 2016 12:48:13
Wow.


2.) 31 Aug 2016 12:53:15
Just watched sky news and nothing of it. He's pulling your leg.


3.) 31 Aug 2016 13:20:33
There is a BBC article about it.
Says we are pushing a deal before the window shuts.

Is cavani really needed?
Certsinly not more than a LB surely.


4.) 31 Aug 2016 13:58:10
It's a social media joke. Apparently you click on a link and it shows Stevie slipping when we lost 2-0 to Chelsea.


5.) 31 Aug 2016 14:05:04
Can he play as an attacking midfielder?


 

 

 

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16 Jun 2017 08:33:59
Just bare in mind that its still June, no international signings can be completed prior to July.

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14 Jun 2017 18:41:47
Things may have changed Belfast.
We have been focussed on VVD, maybe we have decided to look at other options with the mess we made there.
A lot of pundits still expect our VVD move to go through though, hope we don't get Tadic though. Don't rate him, and fed up of buying from Southampton haha.

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10 Jun 2017 09:37:43
Pessimist, that is called business. If any business in the world is in a position where they have to sell for whatever reason then it puts the buyer in the position of strength. Nothing underhand about that.

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10 Jun 2017 09:33:37
When Lucas first arrived he was an Attacking Midfielder. We played him more defensively and for a while he struggled but cracked on.
Now, years on he is established and competent from CB right up the spine of the team. He plays that extremely disciplined role in front of our back four really well. He is likely only behind Henderson and Milner for effort.
All these naysayers seem forget that in our big games it is Lucas who is asked to mark danger men out of the game, I remember watching him stop David Silva playing for virtually an entire match.
He has never moaned about being moved around, never spoken ill of the club, he is a great professional to have around the youngsters and can cover so many central positions. He is an ideal Premiership squad player.
All these saying we need better, I don't see many of the other clubs around us with a better option to cover those positions off the bench. Chelsea have Matic and Kante but none of the others have such a devoted and enthusiastic back up.
I think he's awesome and deserves more respect than he's given.

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30 Apr 2017 09:16:09
I like Maguire, similar standard to the lad at Burnley but without the massive pricetag, yet.

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12 Jun 2017 21:14:37
Thanks for the reply ed, and the nostalgia of Freddy Adu. Last I saw was that he was a nightclub promoter somewhere.

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31 May 2017 08:02:26
Completely agree on this. Clichy is an experienced LB who has won titles. At 31 he still has a few years left and could really offer us a decent option .
City can afford to go and spend £50m on an new LB, we simply cannot. I think Clichy offers a good option in the short term and could really help to develop a younger LB when they come in, shrewd business if you ask me.

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17 Nov 2016 19:57:02
Something Red, where did you get the information he didn't do a lot off the pitch from?
Similar to John Terry at Chelsea, I have heard that if anything Gerrard had too much influence off the pitch and could apply pressure for players to be moved on.
He has also already coached some of the youths at the club.
I doubt he yet has the qualifications required to manage, but if he is genuinely in line then good on him not just using his contacts for a role at Liverpool. Will do him the world of good to experience the lower leagues, can see many Liverpool lads getting experience in the lower leagues on loan if it does happen.

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12 Nov 2016 09:04:17
Nobody is selling him off so soon, they are just aware that not many players turn down the likes of Barcelona.

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25 Oct 2016 07:16:49
Listen to Schwarzer on MoD from Saturday. Yes we do probably have more of a vulnerability than most, but our zonal marking also doesn't help.

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