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15 May 2018 20:42:23
What a disgrace that Germany can call up Kevin trapp for their world cup squad who has played only 4 league games for them all season and leave out Karius
wow im in disbelief, go and win the champions league son and stick it to them.

Johncrow Junior

{Ed025's Note - wait till brover hears that he will be gutted..


1.) 15 May 2018 20:51:03
It's a disgrace? Really?


2.) 15 May 2018 21:11:56
'go and win the champions league son and stick it to them. '

Exactly mate. He'll be the one laughing in the end WHEN we win that CL.


3.) 15 May 2018 23:39:15
Karius, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson and Matip won't be at the WC. I might be a bit selfish here but that gives the bulk of our defence at least 2 weeks more time pre season. Milner Winjaldum and Keita also getting a full pre season I'm not complaining could be a blessing.


4.) 15 May 2018 23:23:20
Ha ha ha Ed025 😂😂😂😂. The German buffoon “Karius” misses out. Conspiracy 😂😂😂.


5.) 16 May 2018 07:08:31
Is it a disgrace? He’s only reallly played 6 months of proper football this year and 10 games the season before that.

If you’re not first choice GK for world cups then any other call up is essentially anonymous shy of injuries.


6.) 16 May 2018 07:54:36
Surely neither were likely to play or even go in the final squad, you normally take three and neuer and ter Stegen will be first choice. Leno will be third and likely not even play.


7.) 16 May 2018 09:22:24
on the flip side any player not going to the world cup gets a proper rest over the summer and can come back earlier to pre season refreshed rather than burnt out like we have seen a number of players in previous seasons.


8.) 16 May 2018 09:26:08
I'm surprised either was chosen, but if I was choosing one then it would certainly be Karius over Trapp.


9.) 16 May 2018 09:31:27
Could it possibly be that Trapp is considered a better keeper than Karius? You'd be hard pressed to find a non-liverpool fan who rates him highly.


10.) 16 May 2018 10:31:02
Bit of perspective. Karius has played 2 thirds of a season and has been reasonably solid. Doesn’t make him an automatic World Cup selection. When it comes to World Cup squads the Germans know what they’re doing.


11.) 16 May 2018 11:12:41
Don't know why people keep knocking Karius. His record of clean sheets against games played is as good as De Gea. 10 in 19 games played against 18 in 37 games played for De Gea

Karious averages 1.55 goals conceded per game and De Gea 1.33.


12.) 16 May 2018 12:10:07
i would put clean sheets down to Vvd more than karius. he punched stoke player in head and pushed the ball to dzeko. how many MOM has he had. performance more important than goals conceded. he's a 7 at best. de gea is a 9 on an off day. We need a 9 Gk or another world class Cb to deal with his flapping.


13.) 16 May 2018 12:23:59
I'm not knocking him at all and have faith he can be our no1 and continue to improve. i just don't think it's outrageous trapp has been chosen over him.

anyone outraged by that has red tinted specs on, sorry.


14.) 16 May 2018 12:51:40
No one said it was outrageous that he wasnt picked. It was that he wasnt picked and that a keeper (in fact two keepers but Neuer is more understandable who has basically not played this season was picked while he wasnt.


15.) 16 May 2018 13:17:38
thank you hjikle for understanding the point i was making about Trapp.


16.) 16 May 2018 15:17:13
Trapp is a poor keeper by any standard, how he got in ahead of Karius who has been playing actual football is amazing, but he will come back fresh after no extra football so a win for us.


17.) 16 May 2018 15:53:18
You are right hjikle no one said it was outrageous that Trapp was picked over Karius, the OP said that it was a disgrace. I can think of many things that are a disgrace but that is not one of them!


18.) 16 May 2018 16:46:25
Comparing stats Karius against De Gea? Come on, even the most blinded LFC fan wouldn't think Karius is in the same league as De Gea, Stats can really contort views of players.


19.) 16 May 2018 17:08:40
Definitely agree Karius could be a top keeper if he keeps improving like the second half of the season. I think his decisiveness has been his weaker area and no surprise with influence in Migs. VVD seems to have had a really good influence on Karius collecting the ball and when not to. But credit to the lad for taking the pressure of past performances and turning it around. Also, maybe taking Karius to the world up is too soon though, one slip up could imbalance his confidence and impact his performance in the next season, seeing as his confidence is only built of late.


20.) 16 May 2018 17:42:40
“even the most blinded LFC fan wouldn't think Karius is in the same league as De Gea“

I thought they were both in the premier league 😉.


21.) 16 May 2018 17:57:15
Boom boom Ron.
In all seriousness tho, maybe Karius just isn't rated by others as highly as some Liverpool fans rate him. It doesn't surprise me he didn't make it.


22.) 16 May 2018 18:27:05
I think you're after "distort", Lancaster Red ;-)


23.) 16 May 2018 20:03:09
Sorry but I still don't think Karius is anywhere near good enough for us. He has improved but I think that is more to do with the improved defence in front of him.


24.) 17 May 2018 07:34:20
'I still don't think Karius is anywhere near good enough for us'

Nah he's not is he mate, he's only part of the team who are in the CL final, but nah not good enough for us is he. Come off it, he's a decent keeper and still very young for a keeper. From what we've seen of him how you can say he's not anywhere near good enough for us is beyond me. He took over the number 1 spot suddenly and then things changed, do you think we'd of been in the final or 4th if Migs was kept in goal? I don't. Give the lad praise, he deserves it.


25.) 17 May 2018 10:30:22
No contort is fine in the context thanks ha, Karius isn't near top level, he is an improvement in Mignolet and that's where people are thinking he is upto the job, he produce some good performances but still doesn't look like winning us games, he has an unease about him that isn't going away, he made a couple of vital. saves in games at a time when we were rocking but that should be standard, he isn't top level or going to be imo.


 

 

 

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13 May 2018 16:55:30
For me this season equals one thing and that is pride
Im very proud to support a club named Liverpool fc.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 13 May 2018 17:13:07
Well said mate - great game today and the lads secured top 4 in style.

Was really impressed with the 4-2-3-1 and Firmino playing behind Solanke, thought the whole side played really well in that setup against a defensive Brighton side, and fantastic to see Solanke and Robbo on the scoresheet.

Result and the way it was achieved will be helpful for the confidence ahead of the final.


2.) 13 May 2018 22:22:33
Perfect day all round mate. Knew we'd do it. Just like we will win the CL.


 

 

12 May 2018 17:40:19
What a touch we won't have to pay full whack for Naby
teach Red bull a good lesson for being greedy.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 12 May 2018 18:25:01
What a ridiculous statement.


2.) 12 May 2018 18:34:58
They were merely protecting an asset and seeking, in their eyes, adequate compensation. Don't think it was greed that motivated their pricing of the player.

Still nice that we will be paying less than expected.


3.) 12 May 2018 18:40:31
When the deal was negotiated they got an excellent price no matter how much we end up paying, it's more than others were willing to. I just hope he turns out to be the player I think he will be.


4.) 12 May 2018 19:08:22
Den82

I remember another player we bought and everyone saying we over paid for him, and that was Mr firmino.


5.) 12 May 2018 19:12:40
In my opinion it is us that got a very good price for him. Wait and see what crazy prices players will be bought and sold for this year, some of the prices are simply ridiculous. I read today something about Zaha being worth 80 million. Trust me, we have got Naby for a steal in this summers market. (Still a bonkers amount of miney mind you! )


6.) 12 May 2018 22:49:41
Totally agree Nick.


7.) 13 May 2018 03:36:15
Couldnt care how much we paid for him as long as the owners don't increase supporters’ costs to compensate.


 

 

09 May 2018 21:43:23
Huddersfield you beauty
cmon.

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09 May 2018 13:49:37
Thomas Meunier and Matija Nastasic
these two imo solve our defensive issues at right back and centre back
Thomas is a cracking right back who attacks very well and has a good engine as well and Nastasic has just looked like class this season at schalke
anyone else agree?
I think their prices would not be crazy and their clubs might let them go.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 09 May 2018 17:51:32
I'd be happy with both of them. Not sure whether the prices would be as reasonable as you think though - seems as soon as English teams sniff around prices tend to rise significantly. They'd be good additions, though.


2.) 09 May 2018 20:58:14
Safe to assume Nastasic has improved since he was at City? looked quite poor back then.


 

 

06 May 2018 10:57:38
Not in the know myself but which league do you reckon has the best refs overall and do you think it might be best if our premier league refs were given stricter fitness regimes and and asked to explain to explain any contentious decisions after the games in the studio away from the fans or players?
as the level in recent games has been beyond a joke.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 06 May 2018 11:22:10
I think our refs need to just show a level of consistency really, game to game and ref to ref.


2.) 06 May 2018 11:26:03
The MLS seem to be the best.

{Ed001's Note - all leagues suffer with poor officiating, except one. MLS. There each ref has to answer 3 questions, decided upon between all the media present, about the game after it has finished. They are accountable, in essence, for their mistakes. }.


3.) 06 May 2018 11:29:51
Not sure fitness is a problem but there has been huge inconsistency in the way each ref deals with situations. We have been denied by poor reffing but we have also benefited from decisions as well. It does, I think, balance out over the reason.

Why do totally obvious incidents end up with the wrong outcome? In defence of the refs, they are only human and if we do not decide to use VAR properly and universally, then watchers will continue to have a massive advantage over the actual ref. But we have all seen that VAR doesn’t solve everything either. Maybe a few times for and a few times against actually worked best?

{Ed001's Note - actually a lack of basic fitness has been shown to effect consistency of decision making, as tired people make mistakes.}


4.) 06 May 2018 11:35:33
Explain decisions o agree with. Fitness I’m not sure how much of an issue it is, hey seem a bit ‘weighty’ at times but quite honestly I’m not sure how it effects their performance. More definitive decisions and advice should be offered for certain rules as they appear to interpreted in different ways. They should also get more respect though.

{Ed001's Note - well there are a number of reasons fitness effects decision making, but a fitter ref is closer to the play and so more likely to have a clear view of an incident.}


5.) 06 May 2018 11:45:38
Salah mate you reckon Mls Refs would improve our standard.


6.) 06 May 2018 12:18:43
I feel the biggest problem in the PL is whatever the decision, the PGMOL seems to feel it’s job is to justify and protect its referees decisions rather than develop a culture of constructive criticism and improvement.

Criticism is a critical piece of any success if handled the right way, but they seem to have an us vs them approach which just reinforces the bad precedents and widens grey areas. I find this is particularly prevalent in handball decisions, contact in the box and what tackles should or shouldn’t be worthy of a yellow.

My personal bugbear is that contact is supposed to be refereed based on whether it impedes. yet somehow it’s taken than any contact should be a penalty (yes Mr Kane, talking about you), hence all the diving that goes on.

Likewise handballs seem to be so subjective It’s ridiculous. Surely some sort of consistency on what is considered ball to hand, what constitutes an unnatural arm position, and what sort of time should be enough to move the hand isn’t too much to ask for?


7.) 06 May 2018 12:32:29
I certainly think their system would work 10 x better over here then what we have John mate. I just wish we could follow suit, things need to change for the better, for once. I had no idea about it until Ed had mentioned it the other week.


8.) 06 May 2018 12:52:05
I would think that the Bundesliga has best🤔ed01?what about them?

{Ed001's Note - they don't seem too happy with their officials either.}


9.) 06 May 2018 12:57:35
my ex teacher was a guy named Philip Don
a ex prem referee he was a hero in my school for obvious reasons
my fave ref ever.


10.) 06 May 2018 13:49:16
On handball only a change in rules would settle this if it hits the hand it's handball end of think the refs press conference after the games is a great idea also on fitness instead of like in European games a ref behind the goals what about a ref in each half😎😎.


11.) 06 May 2018 14:38:39
I’m not sure the premier league refs are that bad, I watch a lot of Super League rugby and the standard of officiating is nowhere near as good as the premier league, although a lot could be learnt from Super League with regards to the video ref.


12.) 06 May 2018 15:28:11
Didn't know that about Mls refs having to answer questions. would there be any chance doing something similar here? As refs making up rules and changing them so that they're never wrong is getting ridiculous. who's that one on sky sports news. Gallagher? He is a disgrace for the lies he tells weekly.


13.) 06 May 2018 15:37:21
I watch a bit of MLS and the players aren’t always in the ref’s ear all game. They respect decisions and don’t act like brats. I think that helps the ref be consistent.


 

 

 

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16 May 2018 13:17:38
thank you hjikle for understanding the point i was making about Trapp.

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06 May 2018 21:17:06
where the Fekir did this rumour come from?

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02 May 2018 12:52:36
Ed002 just so we all know going forward are you not going to get involved in any transfer talk about Liverpool?
Just that way it saves everyone from asking a question that might be better off being asked to another Ed
I hope you carry on as your info was informative and near to the point.
If you don't then many thanks for all the times you did in the past.

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21 Mar 2018 12:14:31
Keita will be fine it is different from any young lad who suddenly comes into money and has not really had to earn it like the working class do
Lee Bowyer John Terry Nile Ranger are all example of idiots who money could not humble but with Hendo there and Salah and Mane and Robertson setting the right examples he should be fine imo.

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19 Feb 2018 19:26:09
Evening Square Tomato hope your ok mate
just wanted to know (as you seem to have your ear to the ground squad wise) who in your opinion would you say Klopp sees as number 1 left back out of our current two Moreno and Robertson
cheers in advance mate.

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22 May 2018 17:21:58
Im not a a major hendo fan but after seeing whtat he did to Roma's best player in the middle of the park I would more then back him against Casemiro, Kroos or modric not so sure though.

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21 May 2018 14:31:53
seeing how Salah is not a defender I would go with Marcelo and this is where the game could be won or lost as his defending is awful at times
I personally think Roberston against Carvajal is a more interesting contest as both like to get forward and both can defend but who will outshine who on the night?

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19 May 2018 07:38:07
will always be Isco if both are fit as Zindane tends to favour Isco in the big games.

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14 May 2018 13:25:12
for me Nastastic
he might be on a free as well and has had a cracking season for Schalke.

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14 May 2018 11:51:30
I definitely second that.

Johncrow Junior

{Ed001's Note - thank you JJ.}