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24 May 2018 23:57:27
So Nabil Fekir is looking likely to happen. Is he the real deal? With him and Keita joining the midfield would we have possibly the best midfield in the premiership?

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1.) 25 May 2018 01:32:20
It’s certainly looking promissing but could it be too many new options in midfield too fast with fekir, Keita and possibly ceballos? I think we will start the new season with 2 of our existing midfielders (Milner, Henderson and 1 more) and eventually bed the others in. I don’t think it would be until next Christmas that we will have a fully functioning ‘new’ midfield but I’m excited regardless!


2.) 25 May 2018 01:39:48
Toppling Man City's midfield will be difficult unless Silva leaves. But I agree a midfield of Hendo, Keita and Fekir will not be far off.


3.) 25 May 2018 02:53:55
We need one more behind them to complete the puzzle. It would match the Xabi - Masch - Gerrard combo. All we need is an Alonso! ❤️❤️❤️❤️. A modern day Alonso.


4.) 25 May 2018 05:15:12
What will happen to ox then?


5.) 25 May 2018 06:04:49
Fernandinho vs Henderson
DeBruyne vs Keita
Silva vs Fekir

Very close!


6.) 25 May 2018 06:32:14
Keita and fekir have some way to go to be considered anywhere near as good as those 2 lol.


7.) 25 May 2018 07:47:55
Why is it looking likely to happen chaps please? Have I missed something?


8.) 25 May 2018 09:16:54
James Pearce and Paul Joyce have mentioned that we will pursue him after the champions league game Kloppsreds.


9.) 25 May 2018 09:22:15
It's looking likely now because LFC-sanctioned reporters are writing about it, presumably with the club's approval.


10.) 25 May 2018 10:55:32
Good question Livebird, he's out till around Christmas or something last I looked but what when he comes back?
Before his injury he was probably most peoples 1st choice for our midfield without a doubt lol.


11.) 25 May 2018 11:43:15
In regards to Ox when he is back, I am not sure why people worry about having more quality players than we can fit into a single position. If we want to challenge on all fronts (or at least league and CL) we really need '1st team quality players' who can come in when there are injuries/ suspensions/ etc.

I would hope having 6 potential starters for 3 available positions (assuming the Fekir transfer happens - him, Hendo, Milner, Ox, Gini and Keita) would push those players to up their game to try and hold their spots!

I don't remember a time when we had any kind of depth like TBH. What an exciting time to be a Liverpool fan eh! :-)


12.) 25 May 2018 16:45:24
klopp loves to rotate the mid, and with these potentially coming on it gives us great depth in the squad . the ox will fit right in YNWA.


13.) 26 May 2018 12:55:16
Would love if we could put together a meaty, nasty midfield of Hendo-Keita-Milner/ Ox, a tech midfield with Keita-Fekir-Lallana, a press like crazy midfield with Keita-Lallana-Ox and variations of those.

As of now the three best play and that's it.


 

 

29 Jun 2015 22:42:12
Guus Hiddink is in talks with LFC. Apparently he is being lined up and is interested after leaving his international post. This is why it's been so quiet.

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1.) 30 Jun 2015 07:22:03
You make this up? You didn't, someone did. It's bs


2.) 30 Jun 2015 10:11:57
Did you make that up last night or this morning ?
The utter rubbish some people come up with for a little bit of attention.


 

 

14 Dec 2013 00:38:29
Spoke to some derby county season ticket holders today - said will Hughes is nailed on. as good as done they said. Prob common knowledge but just what I heard!

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27 Apr 2019 21:14:29
Just watching Barcelona v Levante - these guys have got plenty of weaknesses at the back! Jurgen will be encouraged!
And we have a lot more to offer going forward than Levante by the looks of things.

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1.) 27 Apr 2019 21:35:32
Honestly, I'll be very disappointed if we don't reach the final of the CL. Barcelona are great but I think they are past their best and we are better than them.


2.) 27 Apr 2019 21:53:36
We're a better team than Barcelona. But they have the Best of the Best. So it definitely sets up for a great semi. I hope we go to Nu Camp to score and to win like Bayern.


3.) 27 Apr 2019 22:27:30
Just came on here to report exactly the same thing!

Barcelona are definitely not as good as they used to be and had they been playing a team even marginally better than Levante then they would have conceded.

Barcelona looked extremely slow and sluggish on the counter, often looking for Messi even when it wasn’t the best pass when he came on in the second half. The needed to bring him on the get the win and actually let him lift the trophy on his own; they seem to know how much of a one man team they are.

Suarez is just as tricky but nowhere near as mobile as he once was, he turns like the QE2. Coutinho is as predictable as he always has been, a good dribbler but not a top playmaker. Dembele looked good in flashes. Their midfield certainly still has that Barcelona magic with their little flicks and speed of passing but they haven’t been pressed by a liverpool side yet.

Their defence looked very shaky and never seemed to know what to do when the ball was in the air. Semedo constantly came too narrow and if he does that against Mane then he will have a torrid time.

This barcelona side has a great record at the Camp Nou but they haven’t played us yet. I don’t expect us to win but on tonights showing, i don’t expect a hammering either. A 1-1 draw would do me just fine.


4.) 28 Apr 2019 00:15:54
keep in mind the competition they faced. I"m sure they were holding back. Having said that, we should beat them in both legs.


5.) 28 Apr 2019 01:53:13
Lads they will be thinking the same about us. We have weaknesses too. Its going to be interesting. Both teams are capable of dishing out a hammering.


6.) 28 Apr 2019 00:35:08
The Barcelona game will certainly be interesting for a few reasons: _
- Tactical battle. Will Barcelona play the game in their 'normal' style or choose to be slightly conservative at home with a view to stifle any counter attacks?
- With the return of 2 former team members. How will will the Anfield reception be in the 2nd leg given how these players left us?
- This will be an indication of how far we have progressed against supposedly one of the 'worlds best' sides and Champions of Spain.
- A true test of our defensive qualities against one of the best attacking sides in the world.

On paper this is arguably the toughest fixture we have faced this season. The others that come to mind is PSG away and Man City away- both string attacking sides. However as with a lot of the other posters I think we have the tools and tactical nouse to test their defence in ways they haven't been this season. I am quietly optimistic about this one. Of course we need to have a plan to stifle Messi or the service to Messi in the dangerous areas. We would also need to be mindful of giving away any unnecessary free kicks outside our area. The central defence pairing with Van Dijk concerns me slightly as Gomez is unlikely ready for a full match. I would guess Matip may replace Lovren.


7.) 28 Apr 2019 03:52:30
we gave Porto plenty of opportunities, we'll need to be much more tight through the middle of the field to take advantage of our fire power.


8.) 28 Apr 2019 04:59:11
we will play tight and look to close down the spaces but they will look at this as an opportunity to get in behind us. I think Robertson and Trent will be targeted to be honest, but if we go in at 0-0 or 1-1 then the pressure will surely mount on them and as per Porto and Bayern, we may be able to nick it! Think the pace of Gomez alongside Van Dyke will be vital if they are picked and it will be interesting to see if Fabhino gets the job of sitting in deep and protecting the back 4,or will he go with the tried and tested. Its like a game of chess, lose concentration for a second and the game is gone!


9.) 28 Apr 2019 06:45:33
Don’t worry, we’ve got this.


10.) 28 Apr 2019 10:04:35
Everybody on this site said exactly the same before we played last years final. They are slow, midfield can't run, their defence is crap etc etc. I think it is a 50 50 tie and we will find out how good or not our midfield actually is. They will also heavily target Trent, he will need some help.

Come on Burnley 1-1.


11.) 28 Apr 2019 10:48:43
I think Barcelona will worry about us more than we worry about them. I see more weaknesses in their team than ours and that’s not being biased.
Personally, away from home I’d play Milner at RB as I think they’d target TAA as a potential weakness. Play two deep midfield players (Hendo and Fabinho) to stifle any space in the no 10 spot that Messi likes to run in to and play Gini in front to provide plenty of energy. If Bobby is fit the front three picks itself.
We could destroy them on the counter attack, in the second leg against Manchester United, first half they got behind Barca’s defence on a few occasions and Pique was struggling to cope with any pace.
Obviously we need to be solid at the back first though to cope with a potentially devastating Barcelona attacking display. One thing for sure though, this is set up to be an awesome two legged affair.
YNWA.


12.) 28 Apr 2019 11:42:20
Welsh I get some of the points but their pitch is massive their extra technical ability will make it hard for us. Bobby probably won't play so 4 in midfield would be a good solution IMO. Then Milner could play on Trent's side. We also still need someone to get the ball to the forwards, if Fabs and Hendo both sit it could well turn out like the utd away game where we had zero shots in 90 minutes.


13.) 28 Apr 2019 13:24:22
I agree with their technical ability Mark but city had a superior technical ability in the champions league last season and we all know what happened there.
I still think we could see Bobby play and maybe he will play a little deeper without the ball to provide extra legs and energy to stop their midfield dictating the pattern of play. I agree with you on packing the midfield mate, also I don’t think their full backs will be as adventurous as normal due to our threat on the counter.
As for the Man Utd game, we were really off that day, I don’t think it was a true reflection due to all the interruptions etc. I don’t think we need to be over adventurous away from home either, be solid through the middle and let them go out wide.


14.) 28 Apr 2019 14:02:08
They will attack TAA relentlessly just as other teams have done. We will be ready for that and punish them. I really believe that if we come out agressive and hit them hard from the beginning we will win both legs.


 

 

08 Apr 2019 12:53:37
Is Robertson suspended for tomorrow’s match? Who’s best to cover if he is?

Lantern Jaws

1.) 08 Apr 2019 13:04:05
Milner.


2.) 08 Apr 2019 13:04:26
Yes he is. I'd play Milner there tbh. I think that is why Klopp wanted to rest him against Saints.


3.) 08 Apr 2019 13:07:43
Moreno or milner most likely I'd say. Is gomez ready? Remember he played left back when 1st brought in. and he was decent there too in my opinion.


4.) 08 Apr 2019 14:03:56
Milner at Left back is actually a better option for us than when he plays right back. At left back he cuts in and whips balls in with his right foot. When he plays Rb he doesn't have the pace to get on the outside to get his crosses in and his crosses have to come from deeper. In fairness to Milner he will do a job for us anywhere on the pitch so if he starts at Lb I won't be too worried.


5.) 08 Apr 2019 14:28:04
Milner for sure - we’ll miss Robbos whipped crosses with his left foot, but I would trust Milner over Moreno defensively every day of the week and we can’t afford giving them a sniff of an away goal.

I’d love to see Gomez get some minutes as a sub at CB but he’s not ready to start, let alone at FB.


6.) 08 Apr 2019 14:46:57
Got to be Milner if it is then Moreno is a gonna. Not that am bothered.


7.) 08 Apr 2019 15:58:52
Milner for me. Also would be tempted to let Joe back into the first team or play Dejan.


8.) 08 Apr 2019 16:06:13
I would like to see milner playing there but i won't be surprised if moreno starts. Its what he is in the squad to do. Cover when 1st choice is out.

I think milner performs brilliantly in midfield on European games aswell.


9.) 08 Apr 2019 18:30:43
Thank god for Milner, can really fill in anywhere on the pitch. Really need cover at LB if Leeds get promoted and he decides to leave. Moreno seems like a likeable lad, but I'm not sure my nerves can take him playing.


10.) 08 Apr 2019 18:41:19
Spot on, Robbie. I won't be surprised one bit if Klopp gives Moreno a go and actually, play Milner in midfield who can then offer him protection, just like he does for Robbo. We shall see.


11.) 08 Apr 2019 20:02:05
I see it this way RedWolf. With Wijnaldum possibilty of being rested I can see Milner Hendo and Fabinho as the mdofield 3 and Moreno as LB.


12.) 08 Apr 2019 21:19:08
Milner for me too.
It’s an absolute must to keep a clean sheet at home, and Milner is usually Mr Dependable.
Unless their RW is a flying machine?


13.) 09 Apr 2019 07:46:33
I'd rather blood Adam Lewis than play Moreno. At least he might learn from any mistakes he makes!


14.) 09 Apr 2019 10:48:10
I'd like to say Milner but he's more effective in the midfield, I suppose it goes on who's actually starting in the midfield. We all saw how well Milner did last seasons CL. Moreno wouldn't be my choice because like matip, when they're on the pitch I have mini heart attacks every other second but I'd accept it if Milner was on in the middle with Fabinho and Hendo.


 

 

15 Dec 2018 23:47:19
Lovren to be hero or villain tomorrow? I can’t see whether he’s going to have an absolute stormer of a game or be the fall guy. I just have a feeling it will be one or the other. and hope it’s the hero as I like him as a player.
It is panto season after all ;-)

Lantern Jaws

1.) 16 Dec 2018 00:04:16
nice to see people already looking to blame him and he hasn't even played!


2.) 16 Dec 2018 00:35:01
Genuinely worried tbh. I think he'll be barely able to move.

Weighed down by the £75m striker that'll be in his back pocket.


3.) 16 Dec 2018 03:21:49
Swish, no one is looking to blame anyone here. The OP mentioned concern, no doubt based on the history of Lovren’s performances in a red shirt, about which Lovren we could well see tomorrow. Neither possibility would be a surprise, we just have to hope he plays against Man Utd like he always plays against Man City.


4.) 16 Dec 2018 09:35:19
This will be decided by our finishing and De Gea’s ability to save them (as usual) so even if we aren’t our normal solid selves at the back only fluffed chances will cost us today. They are shocking defensively it’s De Gea v Salah, Bobby and Mane.


 

 

25 Sep 2018 14:27:30
Anyone know if there any league cup highlights on regular tv (not sky/ BT) this week? Going to miss the match 😞.

Lantern Jaws

1.) 25 Sep 2018 15:13:20
I recommend the LFC TV site, it’s subscription but it’s a lot cheaper than paying for all the multiple subscriptions required to watch every match on Sky etc. Bit of a delay till the game is posted but if you’re willing to be patient to watch the next day at least you catch the game.


2.) 25 Sep 2018 16:25:11
Thanks for that SG 👍🏼.


3.) 26 Sep 2018 07:30:32
Footballorgin. com posts full replays of most games an hour or so after they’ve finished.


 

 

20 May 2018 11:10:09
Hi Eds and fellow reds,

Not a rumour or specifically Liverpool related but it's about all of the long term damage from heading the ball and the seemingly indisputable relation to dementia in older players. I see it's getting more and more coverage but nothing seems to be changing? Surely now is the time to get the younger kids getting the technique right and doing what we can to prevent future generations suffering from long term damage.
I saw this company called Headrite who seem to be doing some serious research into it but they seem small. Anyone have any info on them or if this is something that Liverpool F. C. or football in the wider sense are looking at seriously?

Sorry for the long post but it's an area that interests me a lot.

Lantern Jaws

1.) 20 May 2018 11:26:19
Very interesting actually, it's something I know absolutely nothing about but it interests me too, I'll read more on it before commenting further. Ed1 is probably the right man to talk to about this kind of stuff, the man is a walking football encyclopedia.

{Ed001's Note - the thing to look at is other sports, particularly American football, as there is a lot of research into the damage caused by head injuries. They are way ahead of the rest of sports at the moment.}


2.) 20 May 2018 11:46:20
Their is a will smith movie name concussion which is basically on it on rugby player. Anyone who wish to check out.


3.) 20 May 2018 11:48:29
I don’t really think there is much you can do about it. Repeated blows to the head will cause damage from minor undetectable damage to debilitating chronic health needs.

You can reduce the damage by introducing some kind of head protection I suppose.


4.) 20 May 2018 12:18:28
Thanks Ed1 - always a positive response from you regardless of the questions on here!

From what I see, there’s not enough focus on the correct technique and we need to get the kids/ underage squads improving on technique with lighter balls or training frames and hopefully over time it will help.
I suppose I was expecting top clubs to be a lot further in their training or developing this area than they are. Maybe there isn’t a real acceptance yet that heading footballs can cause real damage. and people think it’s the higher impact of American football/ rugby is all that contributes to these long term injuries.

{Ed001's Note - Jeff Astle's family have a charity that is supporting research into the links between heading a football and damage to the brain. Football itself is not really doing a lot though.}


5.) 20 May 2018 16:37:57
3 close members of my family have had forms of Dementia or Alzheimer's. I know first hand the horrors it can bring. None of them had any head trauma in their life. These types of illness don't necessarily need anything to spawn them. I, personally am not convinced that there is much to be concerned about in football as opposed to life itself being the catalyst for the these conditions. I wish the Astle family all the luck they need in their quest but I hope the answer they seek is that there is no link and that they are not just looking for something to blame. As I said, I know exactly how horrible it is to face these things. At the end of the day, you have realise terrible ships happen.


6.) 20 May 2018 18:57:24
There are some research on heading and long term head injuries, and there seems to be a small connection. Introducing headgear has been tried out, and there seem to be little help from the headgear. The biggest problem in football and head injuries seems to be head to head impacts and elbows to the head, hence the recent changes in rules. The medical straff and researchers would like the punishment for elbows to the head to be more severe, but there is some resistance from the FA and similar commities in other countries, and some resistance from the Referees and their governing commities.

Care of the athlete after headinjuries are important, rest is very important, but that is something that competes with the importance to get the player to play matches as soon as possible, and there are more difficult to decide when the player is fullt renovered after a concussion than after most other injuries.

{Ed002's Note - It may help to search on "Jeff Astle" and "heading".}


7.) 21 May 2018 11:34:43
For all those doubting the damage caused, all research suggests at this point that repeated, lower impact blows cause just as much if not more long term damage as high impact, low volume collisions. Whether or not you 'believe' it, there is no serious medical/ scientific argument against the widely accepted fact that things like heading are detrimental to normal long term brain health. Whether or not anything can be done to change this within the sport is questionable - frankly, I think a lot of sports avoid an appropriate level of focus on their risk and dangers due to Europe and America's obesity epidemic which makes everyone wishing to change sports on medical grounds very nervous.


8.) 22 May 2018 12:34:36
I agree with you. There is quite a significant amount of hard evidence from trustworthy sources which indicate long term damage from heading footballs. Anyone who disagrees should do some research into it.
But also, apart from the damage resulting from not being able to head the ball properly, improving technique will also improve players skill in this area. Having read more into Headrite and the work they seem to be doing along with some reputable academics, I think we could be on the verge of big change. hopefully anyway!


 

 

 

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01 Aug 2018 16:34:11
So much for freedom of speech eh?! I posted a legitimate comment earlier but (un) surprisingly Ed002 decided against posting it up!
It seems I must have hit a nerve.

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03 Jun 2018 23:01:26
Hate to say it but usually when potential Liverpool transfers take this turn, they don’t come to us. A lot of gamesmanship and public statements from agents bring more parties to the table and price inevitably goes up.
Someone will probably trump us in their offer and we will miss out.

But if we do, we’ll get someone else. :-)

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28 Aug 2017 12:12:50
Sorry I'm waaaay behind the curve here - but what kind of player is Lemar? A coutinho replacement? Or more a winger? And where would he fit in?

Why oh why are we not sorting out our defence?! We are quality going forward.

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22 Jun 2019 14:11:01
What about Tierney as a back up LB? Sorry I posted this as a separate post and then saw this thread.

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09 Jun 2019 00:30:17
Spot on OP - Either way it looks like us vs. city again next year. City have lost Kompany (big loss), Aguero a year older and not quite as brilliant, Sane probably gone, etc etc. we are more settled, younger and seem (from the outside anyway) a happier camp.

The point being, we only need a bit of tweaking and we can achieve similar to last season whilst I believe city won’t be quite as good. And we’re so far ahead of the other clubs that they’ll take 1-2 seasons to catch up. So let’s not get carried away with transfers - lfc will sort the necessary changes. Not being cocky whatsoever but for once in a long time it looks like we don’t need to change much, just go again! YNEWA.

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23 Apr 2019 21:23:12
I’ll get right on that Ed02 - will book a tutor tomorrow.
But if you, or any of your devoted lapdogs on here could show some examples of you painting Liverpool in a positive light, it would actually clear up any ‘bias’ or otherwise.
There is surely plenty of positives about Liverpool is there not?

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{Ed002's Note - There is no bias at all - if you could read the posts and not be abusive about me and the other posters, perhaps you could find out.}


 

 

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23 Apr 2019 20:56:02
Probably won’t get posted but I have always noticed quite snide remarks from Ed02 at any opportunity. Ever since the very start of Klopp coming to Liverpool. Yeah he’s not perfect and makes mistakes, as do the club, but no club or manager is whiter than white!

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{Ed002's Note - I have never heard the truth described as “snide”. Perhaps some basic English lessons are in order.}


 

 

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17 Mar 2019 12:56:32
Well in Benny! 😂 oh, cheeky.
Good point though.

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