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19 Jul 2017 19:55:25
Bayern want 48 Million Euros for Renato Sanches? Surely he's worth a thought with Keita hanging in the balance.

1.) 19 Jul 2017 20:32:16
Hasn't he gone on loan?

2.) 19 Jul 2017 20:40:03
Can't settle in Germany, too much of a risk surely?

3.) 19 Jul 2017 20:42:12
I mentioned this some weeks ago. For me he still has time on his side to fulfill his undoubtedly immense potential. He moved to early I feel in his career. Or what about Leon Goretzka? Both would fit in to Klopp's style of play. Would free up funds for others also. Such as Gabriel Barbosa from Inter. Unquestionable talent just a matter of fulfilling it. Which would then leave the problematical area of CB.

4.) 19 Jul 2017 21:07:16
Surely signing Sanchez and Barbosa would be a massive risk? both been failures in their first seasons in a top league.
They do both have time and obvious talent but it's too big of a risk for me.

5.) 19 Jul 2017 21:07:50
Why the obsession with signing a midfielder? Ok, Keita is obviously rated but if out of range then why scroll down through all the rest to find someone who may not even be an upgrade on what there is?

6.) 19 Jul 2017 21:13:47
The move to Bayern was too early imo, especially with the midfielders they had in the side already. To go thru such a high in his career of playing unreal stuff in the Euro's and getting that big money move to then not getting game time would have completely dented his confidence. Young guy aswell let's not forget. His potential like LFC.77 said is unquestionable.

7.) 19 Jul 2017 21:28:09
I don't think we need to buy just any midfield who is available, we have plenty of midfielders already. I think Klopp really wants Keita now because he thinks he is such a good player and who knows who else might be interested in him next summer. Just buying whoever is available is how we ended up with the likes of Balotelli.

8.) 19 Jul 2017 21:25:16
The lad has been trouble at Bayern. Expected a starting berth, wasn't prepared to work for it, didn't learn the language and has partied hard. The boy is the new Anderson.

9.) 19 Jul 2017 22:24:57
Must be hard for a young Portuguese speaking lad moving to Germany. Probably expected that he would take a while to adapt. I think the important thing is how hard he works in training. Reckon he is worth a shout to be honest.

10.) 20 Jul 2017 01:41:57
Grujic looked promising again today. You would fear for him if Keita is signed though.

Hendo-Can-Coutinho-Grujic-Wijnaldum-Lallana. We've Six excellent midfielders for 3 positions already plus Milner and Ejaria if required.

Cant get my head round Keita really

Maybe Phils said he's off next year and Keita is coming in early as his replacement.

11.) 20 Jul 2017 05:18:22
Renato Sanches is a big risk for a player who has under performed, not settled and could easily have the same problems in the UK.

Agree with Xabi though the amount of midfielders we already have is quite high, it seems strange that another midfielder has been made the priority. The only way it makes sense is if a couple are already earmarked to be leaving.

12.) 20 Jul 2017 05:23:17
And Woodburn, xabi14. he's looked great playing deeper!

13.) 20 Jul 2017 06:42:44
Hendo or Can at base of midfield, Gini or Grujic (or Can/ Hendo) as box to box midfielders and Coutinho or Llalana as attacking mids. can understand if Keita is as good as everyone says why we go for him as you don't pass up top top players, but if he isn't then why go for someone else? We ideally need a FB and CB backup but aside from those two positions I think the squad is in pretty good shape and we don't need anyone that won't immediately improve the first team.

14.) 20 Jul 2017 09:09:20
Haven't we just signed someone who failed at a club when young and then excelled later on.

He was tremendous for Portugal at the euros.

15.) 20 Jul 2017 09:13:12
Hansens scar hit the nail on the head.

16.) 20 Jul 2017 09:20:29
Grujic is an attacking midfielder who should replace Lallana by next year! Keita is a CM. People are just throwing names. You can't compare two different players.

17.) 20 Jul 2017 09:47:47
Coutinho didn't pull up any trees at Inter did he? Now look at him.

18.) 20 Jul 2017 11:10:13
I don't see grujic replacing lallana next year. Lallana was one of best players in the league last season. For the first few months, perhaps the best player. Looking forward to seeing more of grujic but don't see him as a replacement for lallana in the near future.

19.) 20 Jul 2017 11:26:50
I don't think Can will stay around. I think if Juve come in for him he will go.

20.) 20 Jul 2017 11:56:05
you are wrong Joes. The guy can play every aspects of our midfield.

21.) 20 Jul 2017 12:06:33
I fear you are right red fred. And with Lucas gone our once packed midfield options is starting to look rather threadbare. If we miss out on kieta who could still force a move then we still need to pick someone up to replace lucas and perhaps can. I don't think we have seen the best of can yet. He is still a youngster, he really could become one of best cms in world. We should fight to keep him.

22.) 20 Jul 2017 12:10:13
Whilst we have 6 midfielders competing for 3 positions, can we really say that those 6 will compete with each other theme course of the season? Coutinho, Hendo, lallana and Gini you would expect are well experienced enough, physically and mentally capable to stay the course. Can maybe too as he enters into his mid-20s. But grujic is a Massive question mark and is more likely imo to be at risk of fading as the season progresses. There was a good reason the eds were saying he needed more nurturing away from the prem, and a lot of is to mentally prepare for these rigours of a full PL season. He should be a bit-part player contributing in cups and cameos off the bench. Unless injuries or the birth of a start. He is not part of the core rotation. Woodburn is the same.

23.) 20 Jul 2017 12:41:27
Two things.
1. Bayern tried to sell him earlier and had a asking price of €34 mio back in May and lowered it to €28mio.
2. Bayern made clear that Sanches will stay at the club (Hoehness said that about 2-3 weeks ago)

24.) 20 Jul 2017 12:54:41
Will say that I'm impressed with Grujic's aggression. He's got a nasty streak to go with his skill.

25.) 20 Jul 2017 13:11:14
Coutinho was always professional and tried his best. It was just that they didn't fancy him at Inter. Renato Sanches just hasn't tried and thinks he's made it, the two situations are not compareable.

26.) 20 Jul 2017 13:29:56
He's like the midfield Balotelli. No thanks.

27.) 20 Jul 2017 13:40:39
It lucas gone we need someone who can do a similar job. Or a least has a defensive side. Finding players really capable of competing with our lot is going to cost. Some one mentioned kieta is a replacement for coutinio who might fancy a move next near. I hope that's not true but seems feasible. Both in the same side is scary and I don't think Phil does wanna go. Not all players are the same. Cout's kids are scourers remember. I can see him spending his whole career with us.

28.) 20 Jul 2017 13:37:06
Grujic is an attacking midfielder and is far far away from playing deeper. So the idea of him partnering Hendo is out of the paper! He is like a Barkley or Sigurdson who could be very handy in the final third!
There is only player he displaces and that it Lallana! Lallana is not getting any younger!

29.) 20 Jul 2017 16:52:11
Grujic is nowhere near ready to replace Lallana.

30.) 20 Jul 2017 17:18:10
Can will leave, therefore we require more midfielders.

Stewart and Lucas leaving back this up.

31.) 20 Jul 2017 18:10:12
If any of the EDDS r around,
I know patience is a virtue, but somewhere along the line we need to say enough is enough if the KEITA deal is not happening, so EDDS I'd be interested to know if we've shown any interest in JEAN MICHAEL SERI of NICE, an absolute clone of KEIITA, pacy scores, puts his foot in, tremendous passing range, and we'd probably get him for a decent price, we could do worse than him, any views EDDS.

{Ed002's Note - No, he is of no interest to Liverpool although four sides are all trying to buy the player - Lucien Favre says he is not for sale.}

32.) 20 Jul 2017 19:58:23
I just hope Grujic gets some games this season and won't become another waste of money who will sell on as never got a chance?

For me though, even if he doesn't like a more defensive role, he would be a great stopper mid park. i see him as a central player who plays similar to viera (though not that good yet)




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17 Dec 2017 19:03:17
Very solid performance to say the least. An fair play to the Ox today he played very well, deserved a goal to him name.

1.) 17 Dec 2017 21:30:24
That is the most complete performance i have seen this season, period. Top class from start to finish and frankly, B'mouth got off easy. We should have put 10 on them, easily. Great work by the team and the fact that the boys were fresh from start to fininsh shows why rotation is the best policy. Does that mean we win all our games? No. It simply means that any team we put out will be fresh, hungry and competitive for 90 mins. That is all you can ask for. Up Da Pool and on to the Emirates.



13 Dec 2017 22:03:44
Inconsistency at it's finest once again. Every season we show glimpses of being a top top team in this league by putting strings of 3-4 winning games together and raise the hopes of us fans to think we could achieve something to then shortly put dull performances in and look like a complete different side all together I really don't understand lol. But owell it's all fun and games and on to the next.



06 Dec 2017 21:36:44
You can't help but sit back and smile after a game like that. Playing to our full potential!



02 Dec 2017 16:55:25
Showing great consistency against the lower sides this year which is pleasing to see we've struggled at teams below us for many years now and it's good to see we're slowly turning that corner. 🔴🔴🔴.

1.) 02 Dec 2017 17:12:37
Yes but 2nd place and 3rd place are also winning relentlessly.

2.) 02 Dec 2017 17:53:37
When I saw today's side I was a little worried we were underestimating Brighton but they were terrible. However You can only beat what is in front of you and we are in a great run of form. Just need to finish off the group stages this week with a win and hopefully continue this form. Yes we will lose again this season but as long as we avoid last seasons 3 month slump then that should be back to back CL qualification seasons. Next step is to actually put in a title challenge then.

3.) 02 Dec 2017 18:10:36
We have now scored 3 or more goals in 8 of our last 10 matches. Now that is some stat. And I for one have beaten the drum in the past for us to sign a goalscoring centre forward. 8 of those 10 games are proving me wrong.

4.) 02 Dec 2017 17:27:11
Yeah typical ain’t it😑. Main thing is to carry on doing our thing and see what comes of it bro.

5.) 02 Dec 2017 19:38:51
Maybe we've had our 3 month slump?

6.) 02 Dec 2017 22:37:14
Klopp does not underestimate the oppo. He simply will not allow that. I was not worried about the lineup as we all knew we had personel issues at the back BUT I only found out that Gomez had to be scratched right before the game so I was surprised. But Klopp played a blinder there by making sure the defence had decent cover and played a very potent front 3 to keep Brighton honest and not think of going at the back 3 w/ o suffering the repercussions.

All in all, we are improving and dispatching the lower teams who are being thumped regardless of if they park the bus or not. That is the pleasing thing to me. A title challenge? That is the next step BUT there are still holes to plug in this team and till that happens, a title challenge is still a ways off.



26 Nov 2017 13:57:49
How easy is it for opposition players to ghost past Henderson in the centre of the park? I mean it's like he's running in quick sand all game. His agility isn't suited to the holding role and even when you think of moving him higher up the field he's not going to replace Lallana now that he's fit and coutinho in that role. Yes we've got plenty of games in the next few week but I'd like to see Hendo and Milner dropped for the next few with Can, Lallana, Wijnaldum, Coutinho and the Ox in the mix for that 3 in midfield.

1.) 26 Nov 2017 14:29:44
It was really easy, but not because of Henderson. Henderson was exhausted because he has to cover so much ground. He had no help from Milner or coutinho.

I think we could improve in his position too but this constant bashing is getting out of hand.

2.) 26 Nov 2017 14:48:33
Tj red. your kidding right.

3.) 26 Nov 2017 14:53:43
Hendo never tacled. Never won any balls. Guys past right by him. Maybe he needs the same stick Moreno gets. Moreno. miss one ball and the pitch forks come out. Is he untouchable? Seems a little biased here. Agree milner was awfull. But isn't he the captain. To control his midfield.

4.) 26 Nov 2017 14:54:29
I think people falling into a trap of homing in on Henderson as the source of all our midfield problems.

I know Klopp doesn't use a "natural" defensive midfielder, preferring instead to rely on team pressing (although we haven't seen as much of that this year, imo) but your midfielders still need to be able to defend in so far as that they need to be able to make tackles, and see gaps and dangerous situations and close them off. Our midfielders struggle with that.

Can's a decent tackler, but he doesn't spot danger well. Henderson sometimes spots danger. Sometimes. And he isn't a great tackler so when he gets to the danger, he can't always deal with it. Ditto Wijnaldum, and he's probably a worse tackler than Henderson. The rest of them can't do any of the defensive side of the game at all imo. Coutinho, Lallana and Milner generally just occupy a space and force opposition players to pass around them, and in some cases they don't occupy the right space. So that's 3 players out of 6 who can sort of do half of the job they need to do off the ball. That's just not enough.

Yesterday, Milner kept moving out to the right and Coutinho did literally nothing when we didn't have the ball. That left Hendo on his own to try and hold the midfield. It would've been a tough ask for a natural defensive midfielder and Henderson isn't one. And if Can had been fit and played instead of Henderson, we probably would've had roughly the same outcome.

Basically, with the way our midfield is set up and with the personnel we have, more often than not it's going to be possible to play through our midfield easily. So we're relying on being such a forward threat that the opposition are too pinned back to stop us. The only time our midfield looked 'solid' this season was was in one game when we played with only two center mids, Gini and either Hendo or Can (I can't remember which), and both of them sat in so there wasn't really space for the opposition to play around them.

That's the only solution we have at the moment. If we keep going with a midfield three, with one theoretically holding and others given freedom to join the attack, we're going to be soft in the middle, regardless of who we put in the "holding" role.

5.) 26 Nov 2017 15:32:54
I love your analasis. I am talking about man to man. I like the guy he is a super human being. As a defensive midfielder he is just the one. Everyone talks about his work rate. Doing what? When he neess ro tackle he shepherds others to go in and tackle. He seem not to make many. mistakes as he shys away from it. I have specifically tried to watch him to see if I am too harsh on him. You know what I have seen nothing he offers in that specific position. He may better up front but where he is playing now has never suited him. Against teams we dominate he looks good. Against teams with good midfielders he is found wanting. This is not to bash him specifically but shouldn't he get the same treatment here as Moreno and migs get.

6.) 26 Nov 2017 17:02:09
Ried, TJ is not kidding. Neither is SR. They are correct in their analysis. You may wanna shift the debate over to Hendo as an individual BUT that won't work here cos it seems you are only interested in slating the boy and not looking at the fact that he is struggling majority of the time cos he gets NO help from Milner, Wiji nor Cou defensively. You cannot have it both ways. Hendo is NOT a DM BUT he has shown he can be effective there all through last season before his injury.

"He seems to not make mistakes cos he shies away from it". Is that a sick joke? Who attempted more forward passes last season before his injury in Jan? Hendo. He had 4 assists and goal of the season arguably last season. He was great vs Saints and Hudd and scored the winning goal vs LC this season. How do you do all that w/ o taking risks? Your bias is deafening. You CANNOT slate Hendo and then leave the other CM's who hung him out to dry unscathed. That is dishonest and disingenuous.




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06 Dec 2017 18:46:43
Really should be done and dusted coming into this one but hey ho you shouldn't really be progressing into the next round of this competition if you can't put aside Spartak Moscow at home.



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06 Nov 2017 12:58:06
That's a good shout for a potential replacement, Taison from Shakhtar would also be a good one.



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20 Oct 2017 07:51:15
Really don't see why some of the fans on here's fascination with Brandt, I'm getting quite sick of his name popping up tbf lol. Sure the boy's got potential but don't a lot of young players nowadays! He's not exactly lighting the bundesliga up for Leverkusen is he? And for one guy above to say he's got a similar style to Coutinho is completely wide of the mark, replacing Coutinho like for like will be a hell of a task although I do like Thomas Lemar and also Taison from Shakhtar.



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17 Sep 2017 06:23:08
Mate don't let 'rumours' flood your head, it's only September and your worrying what the daily mail are reporting about for January!



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26 Aug 2017 00:01:08
Hailstones, he'd be leaving Arsenal for a starting position so it's pointless him moving to us if he's an option off the bench or cover for Mane/ salah.




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18 Dec 2017 14:35:14
Good write up. The Charlie Daniels bit made me laugh.



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18 Dec 2017 14:24:05
The defending has improved from defending set plays which people were very critical of last season and the beginning of this one. Seems to go unnoticed how well we've dealt with them recently.



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18 Dec 2017 12:21:00
Very fair assessment and not much I wouldn't of said myself about him. Good read.



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11 Dec 2017 14:21:09
Yupp hard to disagree there.



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10 Dec 2017 12:43:12
2-0 to us I reckon.