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03 Aug 2019 05:56:48
Any news on where Kent is most likely to move? Any advanced talks taking place?

1.) 03 Aug 2019 18:22:30

2.) 03 Aug 2019 20:03:27
Would be a good signing for them.

3.) 04 Aug 2019 11:56:30
I can’t see a move to be honest Har. From what I can tell it’s fairly stuck where it is. If there was a move away that would leave London and Surrey with a coastline which would be fun but I think East Sussex would be a bit exposed so it’s a non starter. There could be a loan to France but it take a while to get there.

4.) 03 Aug 2019 14:16:42
Last i heard was no club could afford him (they don't think he is worth it) and only want loan deals. Klopp Said no loans but when no bids come in we'll let him go on loan with an option/ obligation to buy or something.

5.) 04 Aug 2019 20:37:18
Not even close to an accurate prediction. In your defence Lerchy that’s how the vast majority of confident calls go on this site.

6.) 04 Aug 2019 22:41:05
The PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year? No interest!? Shockin.
He'll prob be sold for 6mil on Wednesday, no biggy. I'm actually way more curious to see if there'll be any late surprise incomings. I expect nothing, but they've surprised us before.



04 Jul 2019 11:17:19
Ed a quick question if you have any info.

I remember laxalt being linked in the past but I'm sure you mentioned us giving up on any interest. With Milan now poised to sign Theo Hernandez would they possibly look to offer laxalt around at a decent price? Would it be a possibility we may look again at him if readily available or is it non runner?

{Ed002's Note - It is a good question. Laxalt would be happy to stay at Milan and it is Ricardo Rodriguez who was blocking his place in the first team for much of last season who is being offered around. However, with Marco Giampaolo as the new coach and Theo Hernandez joining it will still limit opportunities - although with serious financial issues they will be thinking about keeping him to cover the LB, LM and LW positions - which he is capable of doing. Interest remains from Atalanta and Newcastle enquired - seeing him as a left sided option to Kenedy. For me he would be ideal cover for LB, LM and LW at Liverpool but there has seemingly been no recent interest from the club although he is one of those players - like Valentino Lazaroon the right, who is comfortable in several positions.}

1.) 04 Jul 2019 12:16:41
Thanks for that answer, very insightful overview in fairness. It's his versatility indeed is what would have made him a sensible option too I think. Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}




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20 Nov 2019 01:55:26
Just for a bit of fun.

From squad number 1-20 the Liverpool players have worn in the PL era try to pick the best player for each number while considering that some players wore more than 1 number and try to work out fitting in the 20 best players possible. Here's mine.

1. Allison
2. Arbeloa
3. Fabinho
4. VVD
5. Gini.
6. Aurelio
7. Suarez
9. Torres
10. Owen
11. Fowler
12. Hyypia
13. Murphy
14. Alonso
15. Berger
16. Hamann
17. Macmanaman
18. Kuyt
19. Mane
20. Mascherano.

I'd expect many variations in other fans favourite picks for a few numbers.

1.) 20 Nov 2019 09:16:07
1. Karius
2. Kromkamp
3. Koncheskey
4. Aquilani
5. Baros
6. Hutchinson
7. Keane
8. Leonardson
9. El hadj Diouf
10. Voronin
11. Pongolle
12. Pellegrini
13. David James
14. Jovanovic
15. Salic Diao
16. Dundee
17. Guthrie
18. Moreno
19. Caulker
20. Le Tallec.

2.) 20 Nov 2019 10:21:25
Good pick Ibiza Red . very good memory some of these players done nothing to be remembered .

3.) 20 Nov 2019 13:35:05
How do you find out old squad numbers? I refuse to believe Ibiza Red remembered all of those squad numbers, unless he's Dustin Hoffman.

4.) 20 Nov 2019 16:27:19
Bit Harsh on Baros i think.

5.) 20 Nov 2019 17:45:48
Some crackers there Ibiza Red.

6.) 20 Nov 2019 17:55:40
Pongolle appearing at no. 11 reminds me: Are we going to have to number the players we take to the CWC 1-23 again, or do they not bother anymore?


1. Alisson
2. Jones
3. Fabinho
4. van Dijk
5. Agger
6. Aurelio
7. Suarez
8. Gerrard
9. Fowler
10. Barnes
11. Salah
12. Hyypia
13. Alisson (you didn't tell me I can't have him twice. Two Alissons is better than one)
14. Alonso
15. Berger
16. Hamann
17. McManaman
18. Kuyt
19. Mane
20. Mascherano

Only being able to pick two out of Bobby, Salah and Fowler is a PITA.

7.) 20 Nov 2019 18:35:12
Rugby Parker - google. Remember all the players but not the numbers. A few may have been harsh. But there wasn’t too many poor players in the number 5 shirt. 7 Keane was a good player but such a let down at anfield and most the others speak for themselves.

8.) 20 Nov 2019 19:06:53
Nice alternate list Ibiza haha. I'd have assaidi or mark Gonzalez as worse 11s than pongolle though.

9.) 20 Nov 2019 19:10:06
1. Carragher
2. Carragher
3. Carragher
4. Carragher
5. Carragher
6. Carragher
7. Carragher
8. Carragher
9. Carragher
10. Carragher
11. Carragher
Etc etc.

10.) 20 Nov 2019 19:43:36
Haha love it g1dgo!

11.) 21 Nov 2019 08:41:51
Pongolle doesn’t deserve to be on that list, neither does Baros, although he could trap a ball further than most people could kick it. Westerveld at 1 for me.

12.) 21 Nov 2019 14:36:51
What about Nunez?



13 Oct 2019 01:35:31
So we're half way into this annoying 2 week international break and I'm cracking up. Thinking ahead to United next week has me very excited but also a touch of nerves. When I look at this current Man U I see nothing to potentially worry me, shaky backline, midfield of invisible quality with Fred, Pereira, matic, lingard never up for a dogfight, . Pogba, rashford, martial supposed to be the quality dangermen are either struggling with injury or off form. Their manager looks lost and out of ideas, fans are fed up and frustrated and old Trafford is now a place where every side is getting joy.

I know this is a derby and we often struggle there but I just can't see where they can pull a big team performance from. No leaders and a less than strong manager who seems to have lost his players, drained of confidence.

Last year they were in form heading into this fixture but still sat deep and parked the bus. Mourinho no longer there to use his frustrating tactics that often stifled us. I think we might just spank them heavily. Be funny if we could put the nail in oles coffin and make it 2 managers in a row get the sack from United after we smash them.

I don't want to sound arrogant or cocky but can anyone see where they could possibly cause us problems? Last year firmino got injured, sturridge played. Salah was off form and Shaw got MOTM for man marking him. Milner played RB instead of Trent. Our midfielders were off form, We were out of sorts at that stage last season. Our pace has often given Maguire nightmare over the years, our midfield will dominate theirs no doubt and they can't buy a goal or even create chances against weak sides to be fearful of our defence having too many issues. They've scored 3 goals in their last 6 games against Astana, Rochdale, az alkmaar, Newcastle, west ham, and an arsenal side leaking goals. In oles 20 games since permanently signed they've only scored more than once in 3 of those games which is dreadful.

I just can't see how we won't walk all over them by the time next weekend arrives, I really can't.

1.) 13 Oct 2019 08:39:32
Never underestimate the opposition. Every team has the ability to pull a performance out from nowhere. We can't afford any complacency this season if we want to be in with a chance of finally winning the league after such a long wait.

I am more nervous about this game then other any game so far this season. I just hope we come out with a bang from the start and can put the game to bed as quickly as possible. If we score early I think Utd will lose their heads a bit and don't have the mental strength to dig deep and win it for Ole.

Red Sandman.

2.) 13 Oct 2019 09:30:10
I understand where you are coming from Har but some of that isn't quite correct. Man U had serveral in game injuries but still created 3 or 4 good chances. We didn't create any chances whatsoever - nothing in 90 mins. Henderson and Gini were awful and Mctominay was MOTM. Klopp should take a little blame as well he never pushed them on in the second half he seemed happy with a point. Also we allowed their crowd for once to get up by how bad we played.

An even bigger factor for me was Mane's poor performance in last years game. Mane carried the team since January going forward but had 2 poor games v Man U, and Everton.

We are better this season and just hope leasons have been learn't. I really hope Milner plays for me even at his age he offers more going forward than Gini and Heno put together.

3.) 13 Oct 2019 10:00:56
Man Utd will sit deep and look to hit on the counter, I think.
They’ll look to their first game, and win, over Chelsea as a blueprint.
Maguire certainly presents a danger at corners and set-pieces.
If Man Utd score first it could be problematic, if we score first we could tear them up.

4.) 13 Oct 2019 10:45:27
Huge game, if we win and force city to come to Anfield still 8 points behind the place'll be on legs, City'll be under huge pressure and we'll fly at them. the utd game itself is a toss of a coin, on form we should beat them but how many times during the likes of Rafa's and Houllier's reigns did we see superior United sides getting turned over at Anfield?

5.) 13 Oct 2019 11:01:39
We score first we win. Difference this year is Klopp is going for wins not draws away after only losing one game but not winning title due to too many draws.

6.) 13 Oct 2019 12:43:47
OP, I see where you are coming from BUT I think you are jumping the gun here. In the last 2 seasons, we have been the in-form team going into OT and some of our fans saying we were going to roast them. What happened, again? Ah yes, we have lost 2-1 and last season drew a game we could have lost in spite of all the favorable moments we had.

Moral of the story is that this is a HUGE rivalry game where form goes out the window. I mean, how many times have Utd in the pas, come to Anfield to face an LFC team in midtable and gotten slaughtered or won by a squeaker? Lots of times. Last season was a great example of this, as Mark says cos we created nothing and with Utd parking the bus, it was a tough game.

I propose that you and those who share your opinion, pipe down with that arrogant streak you have on now and get ready for a real battle cos even tho OGS is having a stinker, he would not want to lose to LFC and OT will be rocking for this one. Tay humble, my friend and all will be fine. Peace.

7.) 13 Oct 2019 18:08:49
I don't think it's arrogance RW, utd (that's Manchester utd) look like a mid table teM atm and we are flying at the top of the league having broken records with our winning streak.
It's odd, but we have been poor a few times this season yet still won. Signs of champions I suppose.

That said, I totally agree, utd have some top quality players, they just have a poor manager. He looks completely out of his depth and I think he knows it. In fergies time they barely needed coaching. The players all knew the drill. Anything could happen at old Trafford. They could get the win that kick starts their season. We will have to put in a good performance to win. I think there will be plenty of goals in it.

Don't we equal the city record if we win? Utd would love to stop us doing that, and we would love to make that landmark at the theatre of screams. I can't wait for it. I think it's our biggest test yet this season. If we can keep that 8 point gap, or even increase it!

Every season for 30 years I've had a feeling. A feeling it could be our year. This season I haven't had that feeling. Now it's an expectation. I fancy mo to put in a proper shift and get a brace, and hendo to finish them off, rashford gets one. So 3 1 I'm going for.

8.) 13 Oct 2019 20:09:41
I love your optimism Robbie but I keep telling you Heno will probably only scorce his usual one league goal, so you could wait all season for that. I will be wrong one week so hope its agains't the Manc's. We haven't won in the last 6 seasons away to Man U so everyone needs to be respectful. I remember an exact thread like this last year, how we would beat them easily and it was the same before the Everton Match. Some posters don't learn let's hope the manager and the players have learned something. This is Man U's Champions League final.

Man U were all over the place last year but they were far better on the day and deserved to beat us, we were awfulon the day. I just hope we remember to turn up this year and play to a high level. Mane will be the most important player IMO.

9.) 13 Oct 2019 20:53:54
I know marko, lol. But it's quite often big goals. And a third against utd would be massive.

I think it could light something in those new players at utd. When they experience that atmosphere. Players like maguire. I really think it'll be a test. Although we have won every game in the league that's not the case in Europe. Away at nasty atmospheres has different effects on different players. Hendo gets more wound up, mane can go missing, as can gini. Vvd, milly and firmino always handle It well. That does seem to have changed. Burnley was hairy, Leicester get in your face I suppose. We haven't played as well as we did last season, the football hasn't been as attractive but the tally is better.

The reason why the next league title is so massive as it'll be the floodgates opening. We'll dominate again. I think everyone over 35 knows it.

Hendo is in illustrious company as lfc captains who won the European Cup. And its for a reason. The engine, the speed, the determination, the hunger to succeed. I'm starting to think that hendo deserves the league, almost in a similar way to Gerrard. He's been with us for years, was a big signing, always been doubted, but now looking one of the most robust cms in Europe.

10.) 13 Oct 2019 21:48:15
Hope Hendo doesn't play tomorrow but he probably will. If he plays just hope he comes through unscathed, same as our other players away with England. All our other players should be back to training from tomorrow.

Hope he doesn't get his one goal tomorrow Robbbie, lol.

{Ed025's Note - i hope hendo does,nt play for england either mark, not to save him for utd, but because he,s an embarrassment in an england shirt mate..

11.) 13 Oct 2019 22:07:37
Redwolf why are you telling me to pipe down with my arrogance when I clearly stated In my post I wasn't being arrogant simply analysing the current situation. My point was that this isn't last year or the year before. United aren't on a honeymoon high confidence like under ole last year or the year before with mourinho always a thorn in our side.

I'm simply stating I believe this United side currently are spineless and the manager is dead man walking who's got none of his players fighting for him. You say OT will be rocking. There's still plenty tickets not even sold in EACH stand of OT for probably the first time ever in this fixture. Don't tell me to hide my confidence and instead show fear and caution when my post was clearly not made with blind arrogance.

Obviously the players and klopp will not be complacent but what's the point in us fans holding this fear and caution when it's only the players and management who need to. This was an issue for a few games with the crowd in anfield when we were letting our nervousness into the atmosphere. As fans we have every right to shout loud with confidence this week and let United know that old Trafford is far from a fortress anymore and we're going there hellbent on hurting them. My enthusiasm won't damage our performance in any way and even if we drop points why does it matter so much to you that me and others need to pipe down? Will we be the ones at fault if the team doesn't perform? This isn't last season or the seasons before, this is now so stop fearing a United side who have no reason to be feared currently.

{Ed025's Note - im with you har..

12.) 13 Oct 2019 22:08:02
Mark, how did Hendo (and however many goals he could score this season) get involved in a thread that is about what to expect in the utd game next week? Just asking for a friend.

13.) 14 Oct 2019 03:31:31
ED25, if you think Hendo is an embarrassment (captain of the CL winning team) in an England shirt what does that make Keane and pickford? those 2 Leading the England back line having shipped 13 goals in 8 games and dragging the club into a relegation dogfight. those 2 give me hope I might be able to win an England cap. lol.

{Ed025's Note - they are just as bad if not worse swish, hendo does a job at liverpool but should be nowhere near the national side, he does try hard though..



06 Oct 2019 17:23:18
After the last international break we were heading into a period of 7 games in 22 days. 4 in the league, 2 in Europe and 1 in cup. I mentioned on here that I felt this run of fixtures was vital to stay in a strong position. We were 2 points clear of city back then, we've now opened up an 8 point gap. We've won our games by tight margins and not free flowing but city have dropped 6 points against wolves and Norwich which is a huge worry for them. I'm so glad we've managed to win maximum points to punish their loss of points.

It would have been frustrating to drop 2 points yesterday and I'm sure city would have seen our last gasp winner as a kick in the teeth. Delighted now going into this next break in such a strong position. Let's keep it going hopefully and not take our foot off the gas.



28 Aug 2019 00:19:02
Seems to be talk of us offering matip a new contract which he clearly has earned. Just a year left on his current one so I believe he'd have the option to pre negotiate with other clubs in January if not renewed before then. He's 28 now so a 3 year deal would be good business and with him currently confident in his form of late he will feel he's capable of holding down his starting role so now would be the perfect time to sign him up, . If he was still playing 3rd or 4th fiddle he would likely not have been keen to sign.

Similar to origi, he was surplus for a while but earned his game time and when the offer of a contract was there he was in a position to be happy to commit. Origi and matip were 2 players who at the start of 2019 most would have expected to be moving on with contract running down but both have played their parts and gained a Liverpool future. With AOC also extending its great to see that we continue to keep tying down our players to long contracts.

Puts us in strong position to avoid situations like losing emre can, Moreno etc for nowt. Wijnaldum I think doesn't have much left on his and I'd expect him to be the next to be rewarded if he can continue to show that he deserves it like matip and origi have. Sturridge and Moreno couldn't earn their deal and I'd suspect lallana might be one also who won't be offered anything unless he contributes.

Great business on our behalf and shows we have a happy camp in comparison to other clubs who have players stalling and turning down offers. Erikson, alderwield, Ramsey, koscielny, Hudson odoi, hazard, sane, De gea all recently causing their clubs hassle and public distraction.

1.) 28 Aug 2019 16:52:35
I’m genuinely surprised no contract has been offered before. I have no substance to my claims but perhaps Matip wasn’t happy at Liverpool being the number 4 centre back. He doesn’t get as much publicity as the others so it’s hard to know.

The only fact I do know is he took his chance brilliantly and if he did have any negative thoughts before I would be surprised if he still has them.

2.) 28 Aug 2019 19:21:27
g1dgo, not sure Matip deserved a new deal and had he not upped his game last season or had Gomez not gotten injured at the time he did, not sure Matip would have gotten the opportunities he got, he would be looking to leave now just like Lovren is. Glad for him and for us the penny dropped and he has now become well IMO, undroppable.

{Ed0666's Note - it’s funny that his game improved about the time his contract was up for renewal 🤣

3.) 28 Aug 2019 21:20:41
Come on Ed triple 6, you do know money is always a major issue, right?

{Ed0666's Note - huh?



21 Aug 2019 23:24:52
Looking forward to arsenal on Saturday after having a full week to prepare, anfield will be the difference, our team is designed to hurt this type of arsenal side at home, they're dreadful on the road too.

I'd want Gomez back in for his pace, fabinho and hendo with either gini or ox. Milner not the best option to start this type of game. I'm not worried about arsenal, they can't afford to start all 3 of auba lacazette and pepe with ceballos too. Maitland niles will be in for a tough day with robbo and mane if he's not given help on that wing. Same on the other wing.

Ceballos looked good at the Emirates against Burnley where he had acres of time and possession, he won't get that at anfield and a slow rash xhaka beside him won't be of any benefit. A CB partnership looking shaky will be dragged about by our front 3 and arsenal will find it hard to get their forwards into dangerous areas.

Arsenal really looked dodgy against Burnley and Newcastle both teams lacking real attacking threat yet they caused all kinds of problems. I can see us cutting them to shreds personally and inflicting a real hammering.

I'm usually very realistic and always cautious so this isn't red tinted over hype, I genuinely feel this is set up to be a big mis match in style.

1.) 22 Aug 2019 00:46:10
Agree Gomez should play for his pace although i think matip has been r best defender defensively if that makes sense lol.

In midfield I'd play hendo, fab and gini.

We have looked a little shaky at the back at times so far this season and arsenal will have chances and I di expect them to score, but their defence is a car crash waiting to happen, and i predict we will win 4 2.

{Ed0666's Note - Jamie Carragher thinks they will cause us serious issues with their pace and our supposed new ‘high line’ defending. Personally I think he’s jumping on the sky bandwagon. Personally I think we’ll give them a pasting.

2.) 22 Aug 2019 01:10:59
Pepe will start for the first time and he's the anomaly in all this. They're also an enigma at the back. I really rate David Luiz but it obviously depends on if he turns up with his defensive head or his crazy head. I've no doubts that it will be a great game.

{Ed0666's Note - I don’t think they’re an anomaly at the back Epic I think they are just plain shi*. If we can’t beat a team with a defense that poor then we don’t deserve to win the game.

3.) 22 Aug 2019 01:41:12
A full weeks rest is a bonus.

4.) 22 Aug 2019 02:07:18
I wonder would they start pepe though? I think if he started you'd need to leave out either auba or lacazette in exchange for midfield strength, they would be taking a risk going that attack heavy at anfield.

Though they might want to play auba and pepe out wide and try to target our FBs I think that would play into our hands, they gave 2 weak full backs and with no support the likes of Trent salah and robbo mane getting 2v1 at pace would be devastating as it's been the last couple of seasons we've played arsenal at home. Interesting stat that each of our front 3 have scored in every single one of their games in this fixture.

{Ed0666's Note - I hear you mate their wide forwards don’t do the dirty work defensively like Salah and mane and obviously Bobby.

5.) 22 Aug 2019 07:17:38
I'm really looking forward to the game and I have no doubt our lads will rip their defence to shreds.

6.) 22 Aug 2019 09:58:24
Im really looking forward to the game but guys let's not get cocky and overconfident. They have a good team some really good attacking players and loads of pace.

On there day they could really hurt us. History is irrelevant.

7.) 22 Aug 2019 10:49:36
If our defending doesn't improve, Arsenal have the firepower up front to cause us problems.

8.) 22 Aug 2019 14:38:52
O think Gomez will start at Rb

usual practice for Klopp lately for defending team with pace.

9.) 22 Aug 2019 17:37:27
Arsenal have the firepower to cause damage to any team so that is not news to anyone who actually watches PL footie. People said the same thing last season before they came to Anfield and tho, they scored first, that midfield and defence, completely capitulated to our press and fitrepower that they conceded 4 in a 30 mins span. The same good attack, average midfield (Xhaka will make any good midfield weaker) hopeless defence, will turn up at Anfield this Sat, to face the very same attack that ripped them a new one. Sorry, I love our chances under these circumstances. It's not about being cocky. It's about being certain of your strengths perfecting them. Klopp does not allow for such things in his prep. for games and I know we will be fully prepared to bring the pain.

As for our perceived weaknesses in defence and to some extent, midfield, I think it is mainly down to our boys still trying to gel after preseason and with Adrian in goal, who is diff. from Allison. The full week we have had will hopefully allow us to get thing right for the most part and with Anfield rocking to the beat of the Champions of Europe, I am confident we can get the win.

10.) 24 Aug 2019 09:29:29
Yeah I wouldn't say we're being cocky or arrogant just assessing the realistic chances. I was pretty worried we would struggle vs Southampton and would need to grind out a narrow win, I'm much more confident of this game playing to our favour as certain teams suit us to play against.

As silly as some may think, I'd fancy us at home to arsenal more than I would if we were playing Burnley at turf moor for example. Bournemouth too always get smashed by us and city simply due to how their set-up is perfect for us and city to exploit.

Arsenal haven't changed much to make me think we can't run them ragged again in a realistic not arrogant prediction.




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29 Nov 2019 01:00:25
I've heard illness kept him out this week and he's previously been struggling with shaking off recent injuries, . Of course these are often excuses used to detract from other issues but let's not write him off yet as we've seen many examples of players turning things around. Fabinho, OX, matip, Origi, Henderson all spent periods where our fan base gave absolutely no support or backing of them having an LFC future.

Keita is still only in his early 20s and has proved he has great talent.

Before his injury vs Barcelona he had flourished with confidence for 5 or 6 games as a regular starter scoring 3 goals and a couple of assists. He was rushed back and clearly unfit for international duty in the summer and his return to full fitness seems very frustrating but he's still young, has huge potential, on a long contract and a manager who will be the perfect judge of his worth to this team.

Unless he's a bad egg personality wise let's not give up on him just yet.



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20 Nov 2019 05:36:32
I'd really like to see if klopp doesn't target any full backs in the next couple of transfer windows as it would be a positive reflection that he sees enough quality in our younger lads to step up to first team standard. Klopp will know his players better than any of us so his transfer actions in the near future will give us hints as to how the kids are progressing. Be great to see any of Hoever, neco, Lewis, laroucci step up as today's market is seeing hugely overrated full backs costing far more than they're worth. Most top sides have at least 1 back up full back who cost 25/ 30mil+.

I'd like to see our main target be a young energetic pacy wide player who can offer similar direct danger from either wing in the role of salah or mane without having to change our attacking style too much. A young raw player who can be polished into our system and be challenged to earn his position as our front 3 gets freshened up in the near future, this doesn't need to be a marquee proven name, trust our scouts to find another gem.

Lovren will likely need replacing unless we see a huge growth in quality from our teenage CBs.

Shaqiri realistically moving on hopefully can see Jones or Elliot take the chance to stake their worth

Milners contribution is one that is near impossible to replaced but a maturing professional Jordan Henderson soon going into his 30s is as good as anyone around to give us similar attribrutes as Milner showed when called upon to do a job. The likes of keita and OX can be like new signings while the door is open for the youngsters to take their chance. We've seen plenty of examples that klopp doesn't build a squad so black and white with players being replaced directly in or out.
When everyone was screaming for a LB, he used Milner for a year until he identified Robbo as his man.
When everyone was screaming for a CB after we fluffed up VVD deal us fans wanted guys like tarkowski, Keane and lascelles to name a few be urgently signed instead that summer.
When clyne got loaned out when he was used for 1 game in 2 years klopp got ridiculed for bad judgement.
When we didn't replace an ageing injury prone lazy striker who gets 2 or 3 goals a season klopp got criticism despite a younger hungry exciting talent being far more useful than sturridge.
When coutinho was sold for twice his actual value and we didn't instantly throw that silly money to get asensio, Rodriguez, lemar, insigne or those other players so called like for like. Instead the OX improved the team in coutinhos absence despite 6 months previous his signing getting slaughtered for a waste of money.
This summer everyone screaming we need to keep Harry Wilson, and we need a creative mega money signing like fernandes, zaha, Pepe as examples who were the missing link. Within the last 2 seasons I've regularly seen calls for matip, lovren, Henderson, wijnaldum, origi to be urgently upgraded while signings of Robertson and oxlade Chamberlain were scrutinised as poor by many who instead were purring to see guys like kolasinac or kovacic instead.

My point is that our current setup is built on subtle tweaks over time and adjusting at a pace that doesn't disrupt much within the squad. The likes of emre can, coutinho, Moreno, sturridge, sakho were easily let go without needing to replace and we've always improved anyway. Lallana and shaqiri currently don't need replacements as they offer near zero contribution. Since lallana was last important to our performances we've added OX, Fabinho, keita and shaqiri. Since shaqiri was last playing 10 months ago we've added OX, origi and a fit keita into contention who weren't available when shaq was playing. Youngsters can fill those roles.

I think we only need a raw pacy winger and maybe a defender if lovren is out. We should be looking at where we struggle in our play when not at full strength and target those signings. When salah or mane aren't both playing, our whole build up play suffers. Origi Brewster or shaqiri offer different things but we need a player in the pacy winger mould as priority I think. Defence only needs strengthening if klopp can't trust 2 of our young defenders to be called on if robbo, a CB or Trent need to be filled in. The likes of city, spurs, Chelsea, United and arsenal have all recently spent big money on overpriced defenders who often end sitting on the bench or unhappy.
For me our midfield right now is the strongest it's ever been under klopp. Fabinho, OX, keita all still mid 20s, Henderson and wijnaldum late 20s and have both shown since the start of 2019 they have finally grown into game changing leaders capable of grabbing games by the scruff when previously they spent years going missing. Milner then is the perfect option to use his versatility and still playing to the standards of an elite footballer. Ox and keita will only get better and stronger while the others are peaking, . Not important for me to go messing with that midfield unless Milner and keita both leave next summer. Grujic or curtis Jones can hopefully slot in.

Common theme during the summer was everyone claiming our lack of transfers was going to be our downfall this year but history always shows that a squad that is settled and happy is the best set up to enjoy a few years of success and also these teams tend to often see youngsters breaking through more than most. When Ferguson was building a united team to dominate for a couple of seasons he only ever tweaked it slightly with transfers when the team was balanced and strong already. Milan around the mid 00s used the same core for seasons and grew into the best team around until they started to overhaul with signings. Barcas dominance then under rijkaard and pep was enjoyed for years with nearly just 1 player being changed per season. Bayern were winning for years with virtually the same squad kept together. Real madrid recently won many CL titles with navas carvajal, ramos, modric, kroos, casemeiro, bale, benzema, Ronaldo all virtually playing together the last 5 or 6 years. City signed just 1 player the summer after they got 100 points. They won the treble the next season.
Chelsea have shown they can have 1 strong season but without a settled team over the last 15 years they can never build on their success for more than a season. Spurs enjoyed the 2 best seasons they've had in the premier league and Europe while they never made a transfer in that time, they've weakened as a team since they added some new transfers who haven't been improvements. Chelsea under lampard look a real likeable team who are flowing with confidence, his transfer ban has let him work with a settled young hungry team. Leicesters starting 11 has only ayoze Perez added to it while an unsettled Maguire was shown the door.
Teams like Norwich, villa, Everton struggling this year as they changed so many players, Fulham last year.

Only sign players if you have to, if your squad is already in a shape to win and still showing signs of improving then don't mess with it unless important players have to leave which is less likely to occur in a settled team destined for glory. Klopp wanted lovren to stay another season im guessing because he didn't want to have to buy a replacement when he might believe that another season will see one of the young lads ready, Moreno not replaced, sturridge being let go and Brewster slowly integrated into his spot. We're in an excellent position of strength right now so nothing major needs adjusting I hope.



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03 Nov 2019 01:03:55
Yeah beckers but I don't see that kind of attitude being in Brewsters personality. He seems like a decent level headed kid so i doubt hed be the type to throw toys out of the pram. We seen lately with Camacho and Duncan, both 18 year olds who wanted to move on, I've no issue with any player making a career choice to move on but it's how they both acted publicy made me glad they're gone, when 18yr olds who've proved nothing start letting their false ego show so young then I can't think they will have the right mentality to succeed. Camacho publically bemoaning the decision of his manager to play him out of position is appalling lack of respect while Duncan publically slating the club shows me he's another kid with the wrong attitude.

Then we see the likes of origi, multi million pound international player who spent time sent out on loan, along with other periods where he was frozen out but he kept his head down and earned his future at the biggest club he'll play for simply by doing his taking on the field and never bringing the club or staff into public dispute. I feel Brewster is more like origi than the other 2 egos.



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02 Nov 2019 19:06:17
It's up to him but he's still only a teenager starting off his first season innvolved in the first team squad of the European champions. He knows he will have to be patient and I don't see the urgent rush for him to be demanding regular first team starting opportunites just yet, he'll get more game time as the season unfolds and it's up to him to show his potential. In 2 or 3 years our forwards will be passing into their 30s if they're all even still here by then, Brewster will only be 21 or 22 so I hope their isn't big pressure on him to feel he needs to rush his career.

If he's confident of his ability he'll want to stay and prove he's good enough. The likes of Abraham, Kane, rashford have shown that when they were given the rare chance in the team despite being down the pecking they took advantage with explosive immediate impacts. Brewster is still a kid who's coming back from a long injury. His career path doesn't need to be defined in the next year.

What I like is that klopp sees something in him to keep him around like he did with trent in his early days. He never wanted to keep Kent, Wilson, ojo around the team but he seems to have belief in young rhian which is great.



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01 Nov 2019 23:07:11
I think right now we need to be cautious as 1 or 2 injuries would mean he'd be needed in matchday squad, with league cup, fa cup and club world cup he should be guaranteed another few starts before January window ends, I'd think a loan opportunity should only be evaluated when we analyse our situation come then.




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08 Dec 2019 08:36:33
I think kimmich is a great RB offensively and it's very rare to find a balanced FB with strong attack and defence abilities but I feel kimmich is quite poor at defending personally and anytime I've watched him he looks vulnerable and far from reliable. I'd have Trent, hakimi, walker and wan bissaka ahead of him in my view as better overall RBs. I think he'd struggle in the premier league and get shown up more often.



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08 Dec 2019 08:34:39
Their biggest mistake was not replacing kompany. Just 1 injury to laporte has seen them now in disarray. Fernandinho not being able to play in their midfield as a result they are vulnerable in nearly every game when teams counter attack them. United were cutting them wide open every attack, Chelsea too should have hurt them. Their lack of leaders since kompany has seen them lose that ruthless winning mentality. Newcastle, wolves with late blows and Norwich too showing that this city side isn't to be feared like the teams of last 2 seasons.

They look likely to drop more points in upcoming games than we do, arsenal away and Leicester next 2 games, 2 sides with pacy attacks which city have struggled against. They've dropped more points in the etihad this season already than they probably did last 3 years combined. Let's not fear them, we're playing at a much higher level than them.



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08 Dec 2019 00:47:37
We have 100% maximum points with Adrian in goal this season in roughly 10 league games without allison. I feel without VVD or mane for 10 games we wouldn't have been capable of the same result.



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08 Dec 2019 00:43:41
Markp08 that's a ridiculous prediction to make so boldly. Both players are 17yr olds give them a chance for God's sake. Did you know that Robbo, VVD, Fabinho, firmino, mane or salah were going to be at this level judging by their prospects as 17 yr olds.



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08 Dec 2019 00:38:31
Considering it was his first PL start since April when he was in great form by the way his impact was exactly what many of us regularly cry out we need a big buck signing to add. I was made up to see him get a goal and assist on his first start. Hoping he can stay fit and confident going forward.