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25 Aug 2017 13:41:43
Can't reveal who told me this as I've promised not to say, but AOC has today told Arsenal he wants to sign for Liverpool this summer and will reject all contract offers they make. It's just down to Liverpool to make an acceptable offer to Arsenal and AOC now which it is expected will happen.

Information comes from a corporate box regular at the Emirates but that is as far as I'm willing to elaborate.

Ball is In our court now. Let's hope LFC don't balls up again.

MK Scouser

1.) 25 Aug 2017 13:54:18
I hope this is true because AOC will definitely be an upgrade over Milner.
With Klopp talking about moving Milner to midfield, I'd rather have AOC play there. Milner is horrible in the midfield.


2.) 25 Aug 2017 14:03:28
That's our problem. Ball ends up in our court and we don't offer the money.


3.) 25 Aug 2017 14:11:57
Having seen Chelsea table a 30m bid, I'm sure we will go in with about 25m and be surprised when it doesn't happen. I don't think AOC will improve our starting 11.


4.) 25 Aug 2017 14:17:35
At this moment, even Snoogy Doogy is fine with me.


5.) 25 Aug 2017 14:24:50
This is one I hope we do balls up. We don't need another jack of all trades and master of none.


6.) 25 Aug 2017 14:27:50
Thought he was odds on to join chelsea? Id be happy with the ox joining us.

{Ed025's Note - your easily pleased then ste..


7.) 25 Aug 2017 14:28:54
At this moment I thin AOC would be an upgrade on Lovren at CB ;-)

{Ed025's Note - so would avi cohen..


8.) 25 Aug 2017 14:34:19
To be honest I'd take Ox as his utility will improve and deepen this squad. However his utility does not stretch far enough to him covering Mignolet, Lovren and Moreno.


9.) 25 Aug 2017 14:35:50
If the reports are true that he is unhappy playing as a wing back that should rule out Chelsea's approach unless they are looking at him from a homegrown stand point ed002?

If his preference is a CM/ wide man that suits Liverpool imo. certainly gives us more depth which will be needed with European football to contend with.

{Ed002's Note - It is not really like that. Chelsea would expect him to adapt and he has the benefit to English sides of being homegrown (sounds like a line fron Country Joe's "Paradise with an Ocean View").}


10.) 25 Aug 2017 14:34:59
Ed025 - I just think he would excel playing under Klopp. or maybe its the desperation at the late stage of the window.

{Ed025's Note - the latter for me ste..


11.) 25 Aug 2017 14:54:04
the OX has turned down arsenals offer there going to make a desision in the next 24hrs weather to let him leave or keep him. if they keep they won't get a penny next summer.


12.) 25 Aug 2017 15:46:47
Whilst I don't dislike him, if he's turning down supposedly a large pay rise at arsenal it's obviously a move for football reasons solely. The issue here for me is that, in order to choose Liverpool for this reason would surely imply he's got assurances from klopp about playing time and position and I'm not sure I'd have him over those within the starting eleven.


13.) 25 Aug 2017 15:52:50
More than 30mil on an average player with 12months on his contract left seems like crazy money.

He won't be in our starting 11 so not saying Kent is better but is rather give him a chance then spend that amount on ox to sit on our bench.


14.) 25 Aug 2017 16:01:04
I don't mind him as cover/ to challenge for Mane and Salah, and it means we have an experienced winger in case of injury/ rotation requirements (without needing to move Firmino wide), but don't really see him as a great midfield option.


15.) 25 Aug 2017 16:13:20
The idea of him playing in centre midfield actually makes me feel a bit sick. Having seen him play there for Arsenal and England it's a recipe for disaster. He's a very ordinary footballer at best, free transfer to sit on the bench, fine, but 30 odd million starter in centre midfield? No way. There's a reason he isn't an automatic starter in the middle for Arsenal, it's because he's completely ineffective, he lacks the positional sense, the passing ability and doesn't have the all round game.


16.) 25 Aug 2017 16:20:56
Talk of him turning down 180k p/ w is astonishing, more the fact that anyone is willing to pay that.
I would take him at 20m and below in today's market, as he can cover a few positions but is he better than Milner? at this moment I would say no.
He is still young so has improvement in him but that isn't guaranteed and his injury record would worry me.


17.) 25 Aug 2017 17:07:35
To win titles you need more than 1 player per position. (of the same calibre)
If we take Mane, Salah off are we comfortable with who we have on the bench to inject that pace.
I think not.
Id welcome Ox with open arms and id be gutted if we did have an interest in signing him and then we miss out.
Everyone doubted Mane, look at him go.
I think he'd work brilliantly with Klopp.


18.) 25 Aug 2017 17:14:09
I'd have him, just hopefully not for stupid money. Our biggest problem this year will be strength in depth. Having Ox grujic etc playing cup games would hopefully see us through till the latter parts of cup competitions.


19.) 25 Aug 2017 17:31:54
Think he thinks he'll be a starter? Odd!


20.) 25 Aug 2017 17:35:06
The point is Kopette that Oxlade has these delusions that he is going to be a centre midfielder, quite against logic and reason. Personally I'd be happy with Ryan Kent backing up Mane and Salah than wasting £30 off million on him. I'd also contebf that you need top quality in central defence and centre midfield to win titles, that is something we severely lack. Oxlade answers neither of those issues. We've done too much signing of squad filler and bench fodder over the years.


21.) 25 Aug 2017 17:58:14
Thank so for the Info MK I hope was sign Ox would be a good addition imo.


22.) 25 Aug 2017 18:13:19
Get a grip boys, he's a really good player that will excel under Klopp. I believe he will be a great player for us. at least he sticking to his guns and wants a move to better his career. Fingers crossed he wants to come, and we can sort a good deal out.


23.) 25 Aug 2017 18:52:59
Tel1949 isn't that what Coutinho doing?


24.) 25 Aug 2017 20:06:27
Mr Dennis, yea but Barcelona are m*cking about. Offer 150mill up front :-P.


25.) 25 Aug 2017 21:26:31
Defence should be the priority.


26.) 25 Aug 2017 21:34:07
That we could end up selling Coutinho and replace him with a very ordinary and poor footballer like Oxlade Chamberlain is actually a depressing thought.


27.) 25 Aug 2017 23:19:53
So let me get this straight. when we were linked and he went to Arsenal we griped. Now he's loads improved and we don't want him.


28.) 25 Aug 2017 23:48:09
Never griped when he went to Arsenal wasn't that fussed, about as good as Walcott and wasn't fussed by him either. Oxlade hasn't improved loads by any stretch of the imagination. He's a very ordinary footballer. And possibly the worst option we could consider for centre midfield, he makes Christian Poulsen look effective.


29.) 26 Aug 2017 00:12:53
He was very highly rated on the boards at the time and yes he has improved. Better player currently than Stewart, Lucas, markovic, ojo and any of the young ones who could fill these positions including Grujic. Don't get me wrong, he's not perfect, but he's got plenty of agility and a fair turn of pace, solid ball control and is progressing into a great player. I think with less pressure on him we could see him having the same kind of year Wijnaldum had for us last year, which would be more than worth the money paid.


30.) 26 Aug 2017 00:54:27
His first touch is shocking and his range of passing is terrible. Add to that no defensive nous and no positional sense and you have a player who should be nowhere near centre midfield.


31.) 25 Aug 2017 21:48:29
Ed0025, I enjoy your banter and you can take as well as you give but your Avi Cohen comment was out of line mate.

{Ed025's Note - your right kirkby and i apologize mate, i was looking for a name from the past and his came to mind, i never realized he had passed and would never knowingly disrespect anyone, big faux pas on my part and i feel terrible about that mate..


32.) 27 Aug 2017 08:21:21
Amerigo, where exactly has Ox improved? My friend, you may believe what you like but the rest of us have eyes and can see quite clearly that Ox has not improved one iota. He was a winger, yes but why is he now playing at wingback? Could it be that it is cos he has failed at that position? He has scored 6 goals in 6 seasons. You call that improvement? Really? The guy wants play in CM as a starter. That must be some kind of sick joke. Why? Who will he start ahead of at LFC? Can, Hendo, Wiji, Lallana, Cou? Tell me who? He is definitely not better than Mane, Salah or even kent out wide. Come on, man you will never convince me or many that Ox is better than any of these guys.


33.) 30 Aug 2017 12:19:40
Ed0025, only just noticed your reply. I appreciate your apology and of course I accept it. Understand completely.

On a lighter note, I might need to change my humorous (but slightly facetious) comment of the Blues finishing 7th. I can see them above Arsenal and Spurs for sure and personally hoping they finish above the rubbish so 3rd and 4th wouldn't be too bad for Merseyside! Love the banter between Blues and Reds, know some great Blues lads and hope they have a good (but not above Liverpool good) season. Cheers mate.

{Ed025's Note - nice one kirkby, yeah it would be nice if we could give the mancs and chelsea a run for their money mate, liverpool are looking strong especially in attack but we need a forward badly if we are to be up there..but heres hoping..


 

 

04 Aug 2017 09:14:08
Liverpool are rumoured to have bid €17m for Benjamin Andre. Never seen him play but he is 27 years old, and made 329 interceptions last season; most in Ligue 1.

Not ITK, just sharing a rumour coming out of France this morning.

MK Scouser

1.) 04 Aug 2017 09:42:04
He made 74 interceptions according to football365 who make a mockery of that 329 figure.


2.) 04 Aug 2017 09:58:18
Like I said mate, just sharing a rumour. I have no idea if the stats are right, if the transfer figure is right, or even if that's his real age!


3.) 04 Aug 2017 10:05:17
Wasn't he the guy from Outkast? Andre 3000? If so, that's another pop star that's been linked with us after Lemar. Maybe we're starting a band?

Seriously though, I too have become one of those sad people who spends the entire summer searching for Liverpool transfer rumours and then going straight to youtube when I've never heard of them. From the looks of him, he's someone who can help break down teams and provide a link between midfield and attack, combined with an incredible interception rate.
Looks good to these eyes and youtube.
MDS.


4.) 04 Aug 2017 10:19:25
From what I can find he's been called.

Frances best kept secret.
Poor man's verrati.

Seems tidy and apparently well scouted by lfc but again all just hear say.

Could klopp unearth a gem without breaking the bank, he's done it before.


5.) 04 Aug 2017 10:45:39
So we can;t sign Keita so we are going for 2nd or 3rd best are we? what's the point when we've got Henderson, Crujic, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum and Ejaria looking for places in midfield. Must be better to use what we currently have and then hopefully get our number 1 target next year. Grujic has to get his opportunities to keep his WP. As the Eds has said before we can't just keep adding and adding players.


6.) 04 Aug 2017 15:30:10
Its going to be a long season, and too many injuries, we might need a couple of good squad players, we didn't sign them last January window, I hope that we have learnt our lesson from that basic error .


7.) 04 Aug 2017 17:10:05
I agree red forever. On the one hand we keep hearing that we have a fairly thin squad and on the other hand we hear that if we buy we need to sell. Personally I'd like to see us sign. A top goal scorer to tap in ALL the chances we create. A cb who is strong in the air and has brilliant organisational skills and a holding midfielder who can play the ball well. You could say we have DS and matip and Hendo. Yes we do but they are all a little injury prone. Realistically we should add at least one senior player. right?


 

 

14 May 2017 11:48:50
So Luan, Robertson and Kjaer today then?

I like Robertson and have been suggesting him since January so happy there. I have only seen clips of Luan so I'll reserve judgement (as the clips were underwhelming to say the least) . However I really hope Kjaer rumours are fabricated. He is an okay player, but I don't believe he is an upgrade on Lovren or Matip.

MK Scouser

1.) 14 May 2017 11:53:51
We are not signing a CB this summer according to the Eds. Kjaer is a completely fabricated rumor by desperate papers. Luan also pretty sure won't happen. Robertson probably will be the LB we sign.


2.) 14 May 2017 16:50:25
Whata the point in getting hMions league if qe sign robertson. Not even good ebough for hull.

Nees a better lb than that.

{Ed002's Note - If Gomez were to leave then Liverpool will look to add a centre back. Robertson is a player that Liverpool are looking to buy. Simon Kjaer is likely heading to the South of France (if an issuette can be resolved). Luan is of interest but his ownership needs untangling.}


3.) 14 May 2017 17:42:01
Thanks Ed2. Without yours and Ed1's knowledge we'd all almost certainly be lost. ☺.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Nick.}


4.) 14 May 2017 18:33:27
Shame. No lb fix then.

How are yoy going to improve when you buy players like that.

Listen i know support and don't trash but he's just not good enough in any sense of the word.

The money city and united will spend his summer will see them add aboht 150 mil of quality each. Chelsea and arsenal. Totteham i don't know about with the new stadium.

But we have to buy better than that.

Ed001 has done notbing buy rave avout sessegnon and tierney. Celtic and fulham, they are very attainable.

Robertson has to be one of the last choicea rather leave it.

You all will have a go at me but this is why we have never won the premier league. Simple. Signing no better than what's in the team or academy.

Should only wver sign better than what you have.

Robertson better than gomez, milner or even moreno at lb? Nopes.


5.) 14 May 2017 18:44:51
If Luan is the same Luan as played for Brazil at the Olympics, he's a lively kid with some ability. But no idea what he's been up to in the past year and of course, Olympics football isn't a joke but it's not the Premier League.


6.) 14 May 2017 19:16:20
Not all players cost 100 million mind. sometimes you need to spot something in a player and have some balls to take the gamble.


7.) 14 May 2017 20:01:35
Buying part of a defence that shipped in 67 goals so far this season is certainly a gamble, especially when his stats are far worse than Milner and he's only been ok. I just don't see the positives in Robinson. Average defending, average attacking ability. If that's the best we can do then God help us. We need quality not another Klavan.


8.) 14 May 2017 20:07:09
Robertson was subbed today in hulls biggest game of the season at half time after getting roasted, if this is true it's utterly embarrassing.


9.) 14 May 2017 20:26:26
LI've we did with Deli Alli 😀.


10.) 14 May 2017 20:49:52
Like pennant, babel, bellamy, johnson, skrtel, voronin, aspas, alberto, ballotelli, poulsen, konchesky, dossena, adam, diouf, diao, jovanovic, cheyrou, pongolle, cole, traore, cissokho, sahin, ngog, borini, xavier, nunez, allen, kyriarkos, lambert, markovic, moreno, insua, kromkamp, josemi, barragan, el zhar, klavan, degen, assaidi, yesil, manquillo, bogdan, jones, merieles, benteke, downing, carroll, enrique (ANOTHER LB), coates,

A few next henrys and gerrards in there.

6 lbs

Atleast 8 of them signed after qualifying for the champions leage the year before and finishing 2nd

No premier leages for us after.

I guarentee i could search all those namea on here and archives permitted the post will be "going to be world class" "drop x player he's better" "sell him we have our replacement anyway".

There all run of the mill players ans that's how you stay a run of the mill team.

Yoy have to buy the best to be the best or atleast better than what you have.

Itz about raising expectation in the club. Alaba should be the target and why not, aim for an a and youll get a b. Aim for a c and well, no premier league tropheys tells you.

Hate not every player costs millions, well atleast 80% do and they get you titles and trophys.
You only say that to justify signing bad players.

Btw bellamy was a hit his second time around.


11.) 14 May 2017 22:24:02
Is there any chance we could buy be looking to buy two left backs this summer? Robertson might make an ok backup but I'd be disappointed to see him brought in as first choice.

This would mean Moreno leaving, of course.

Robertson against the likes of Messi, Dybala etc in the Champions League could be very embarrassing.


 

 

04 May 2017 14:17:44
Ed001 you have said we are looking at right backs and have been since last summer.

However the Sharkopod only referenced left backs, and Pereira who can play on both sides.

Is it basically Pereira or nobody? Or are there other targets you haven't mentioned. Perhaps even the chance of signing 2 left backs and moving Milner to right back?

Just curious as there is a good chance Arnold's long term future is in midfield or out wide. So if Clyne was replaced it would need to be a player for the immediate future and preferably long term.

Sorry if it has been answered but I can find nothing on the boards or the sharkopods.

MK Scouser

{Ed001's Note - Pereira is a right back who can play left. He is the main target for right back, with TAA and Milner as cover. The priority is left back this summer, right back is seen as secondary. I really do not know of any other option right now for the right back berth. I will ask and see if it is a bit like Chilwell last season or if there are others being scouted.}


1.) 04 May 2017 14:32:19
Does this mean Clyne's being pushed out? RB is a position we can improve significantly by replacing Clyne with Periera.
The link up between Periera and Mane will be deadly.

{Ed001's Note - yes, we are looking to replace Clyne.}


2.) 04 May 2017 14:38:38
Ed001, with the situation you described at right back is it likely that we'll see Clyne move on?

{Ed001's Note - yes.}


3.) 04 May 2017 15:10:49
Great news, feel for clyne as he at least puts the effort in unlike others but he's really not suited to the team.


4.) 04 May 2017 15:23:17
I think I am right in saying ed002 said he doubts pereira will move to us. So there must be more we are looking at.


5.) 04 May 2017 15:24:06
Has any clubs shown interest in Clyne ed? Where do you see his likely destination?


6.) 04 May 2017 15:15:25
Ed001,any clubs interested in Clyne?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know of much interest right now mate.}


7.) 04 May 2017 15:17:53
Hey ed01, hope you are having a good day!

A question in a similar vein - we are being strongly linked to recruitements in CB and CM, which is kind of understandable with european footie coming next season. Now, it is by no means certain that new players will arrive in those positions, but IF that happens, which members of the current squad would in your opinion be most in danger of being dropped to the bench, or moved on? of course, best case scenario will just see increased competition and rotation, and starters being selected on merit, but I am very curious what the current hierarchy is, so to say.

Cheers!

{Ed001's Note - I do not expect a centre back to arrive this summer, if one did, it would probably be a bad sign for Gomez though.

As for CM, it is likely that Lucas would be leaving.}


8.) 04 May 2017 15:24:06
Has any clubs shown interest in Clyne ed? Where do you see his likely destination?

{Ed001's Note - not yet, but the clubs likely to be interested are those in the lower half of the Prem. If I had to put money on it though, it would be on a return to Palace.}


9.) 04 May 2017 16:02:50
Clyne likely to leav this summer then ed? didn't see that coming mate.

{Ed001's Note - possibly. Even probably.}


10.) 04 May 2017 16:22:39
Its is a pity Klopp couldn't convince his fellow countyman Lahm into not retiring at the end of the season and bring him in on a free for a season or two. He can cover left back, right back and the central midfield position that would be left by Lucas, plus a whole lot of experience. there isn't much he hasn't won.

I know he is 33 now, but so is Dani Alves and watching him play top flight CL football last night you wouldn't think so, set up both of Higuains goals too

Just a thought, Jurgen.


11.) 04 May 2017 16:52:31
Cheers ed

Has him leaving always been the plan then or has it developed recently?

{Ed001's Note - we tried to replace him last summer.}


12.) 04 May 2017 16:52:49
Leaving this summer Ed mate? Didn't know that Klopp is that discontent with Clyne?

{Ed001's Note - why? We had told you last summer the club were looking for a right back.}


13.) 04 May 2017 17:18:36
What is it in Clynes game that Klopp doesn't like?

{Ed001's Note - because he is not good enough.}


14.) 04 May 2017 17:42:32
Peirera likely ed?

{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine.}


15.) 04 May 2017 17:46:36
Right mate, cheers! Is Pereira better?

{Ed001's Note - my mother is better.}


16.) 04 May 2017 17:58:29
Ed 1 that's the best reply I've ever seen on here.

{Ed001's Note - many a true word spoken in jest.....}


17.) 04 May 2017 18:04:09
Haha that's harsh 😂.

{Ed001's Note - harsh but true. I can tell which players are particularly bad thanks to the missus, who hasn't a clue about football, but counts the number of times I swear at a particular player for doing something wrong. She has had to get an abacus to keep track of Clyne's mistakes......}


18.) 04 May 2017 18:07:50
are we interested in her then ed lol.

{Ed001's Note - funny you should say that, she is currently in the process of moving back to the UK just in case.}


19.) 04 May 2017 18:08:57
Nice response to Scouserseb lol people who rate Clyne really do grind my gears, he's bang average in nearly every department. Really disappointed that you say we aren't looking for a CB though Ed, the defensive problems will continue as long as Lovren is first choice.

{Ed001's Note - the plan is to give Gomez a chance to develop into first choice over the season. You can't change fullbacks and centre backs in one summer, so it has to be a bit by bit job. With a bit of luck, Gomez will mean we do not need to worry next summer either.}


20.) 04 May 2017 18:20:19
Thanks for all the replies Ed001. You are a star!

{Ed001's Note - aww thanks. I am blushing now!}


21.) 04 May 2017 18:20:23
Ed001 is spot on regarding Clyne, I did mention not long ago that Klopp wants TAA in the team next season so that could spell the end for him.


22.) 04 May 2017 19:02:25
Palace fans I know don't rate him either and may not want him back.


23.) 04 May 2017 19:21:27
Surely West Ham would be interested. Have barely played a real RB all season. Clearly bilic doesn't rate byram, tho I suppose bilic may be off anyway.


24.) 04 May 2017 19:27:18
Hey edd may I ask if your back together is the wedding back on. Very happy for you if it getting married maybe we can do a whip around and get you a present big love xx.


25.) 04 May 2017 21:44:45
We aren't getting married now Walter. I pulled the plug because he kept accusing me of being after half of his Dubai apartment. I mean sure it had a pretty decent view, but I'm not like that. I only got it valued in secret because I was curious.

{Ed001's Note - if I owned an apartment that would be a good idea MKS.

nrw - no mate, I was just kidding about the missus counting my swearing.}


26.) 04 May 2017 22:55:31
Ahh bless as long as all the edds and posters are happy and healthy.


27.) 05 May 2017 06:24:29
I'm not convinced by all this. If Klopp wasn't keen on Clyne then TAA would be playing. Most of these rumours are rubbish.

{Ed001's Note - you do realise that TAA is not ready this season and is being eased in gradually right? The rubbish is you thinking Couts would be on the bench when Barca's midfield has been on the wane for years and is why they are struggling this season.}


28.) 05 May 2017 10:50:45
If we do not find a RB this summer, will TAA be the starting RB next season? And if we are also unable to offload Clyne, will TAA still be ahead of him?


29.) 05 May 2017 11:27:47
Adding to the fire here, I was told by a friend in January, a business partner of Ryan Bertrand, that Clyne himself was looking to leave, and that Southampton would be looking at Sturridge this summer.

I then asked how much they're going to charge us for Sturridge. I'm thinking at least £40m based on recent deals.

I'll get my coat.

Top bit is true, though - Clyne wants to move back down south.


30.) 05 May 2017 17:54:35
Ed001, so matip with Gomez as maybe first choice, lovren covering. If Lucas leaves, do you think klavan will stay? I know he's just arrived this season, but I'd rather keep Lucas as cover for both and move on klavan?

{Ed001's Note - Klavan is staying anyway, he is back up only.}


31.) 07 May 2017 10:58:49
Honestly don't think Klopp fancies Joe Gomez anymore, last year found minutes for Ojo, Stewart, in the first part of this season both underwhelmed when given some minutes, haven't been heard of since, but Woodburn and TAA found some minutes with some lively performances or cameos given a chance, even with the injuries at the position, Klopp has chosen Lucas over him.


 

 

10 Mar 2017 19:39:21
Not sure on the Chamberlain rumours.

He is clearly a very talented player and seems to be one of the more passionate Arsenal players. He was the only guy who turned up against Bayern. He is very versatile able to play basically any role in our team ahead of Henderson. At only 23 it is very typical of English football that he has already been written off. He has sublime technical ability, great balance and can produce moments of magic on rare ocacssions.

However, there are clearly some things to worry about. His end product for one is truly terrible at times. He can go past 4 or 5 players and then put his cross on the roof of the net! Frustrating is an understatement. What truly gets alarm bells ringing though has to be his injury record. He is out for about half of every season, normally.

Torn on this rumour. To be fair he is allegedly a Liverpool fan and very good friends with Henderson so maybe it makes sense if Can and Milner leave. He could be a versatile impact sub in their place. You have to wonder if it is worth the risk though. Milner although being 8 years older is arguably just as good and can additionally cover both full back positions, but just as importantly is never injured. I'm sure this rumour will split opinion, but I am undecided for now.

MK Scouser

1.) 10 Mar 2017 21:00:31
Me too could end up being brilliant or an injury prone burden but would take him for 8 mill or some sort of swap deal with studge.


2.) 10 Mar 2017 21:18:52
He's not good enough and injury prone.


3.) 10 Mar 2017 22:07:29
There are better options out there.


4.) 10 Mar 2017 22:14:18
Oxs would be perfect for us he could play in the Lallana role of outwide but I don't know if he gets in the team.


5.) 10 Mar 2017 22:23:06
His attitude on the pitch is sublime, just what every fan wants to see, maybe not the big money game changing signing but I'm not sure that's klopps philosophy. He is the type of player that lifts people around him and that's priceless. If klopp worked with him I'd imagine ox is the type of player that would go to war for JK. Could be an inspired signing.


6.) 10 Mar 2017 22:15:59
MK the amount of times Klopp has left me with egg on my face and eating humble pie Im getting sick of the stuff lol. I wouldn't judge any decision of Klopps until a fair assessment can be made. If Klopp feels he can work with Gotze again, if Klopp thinks he can better manage the Ox I'll reserve my judgement until after a season or two. All this pie and i don't even like pastry :-P.


7.) 10 Mar 2017 22:16:59
How can you say he is "not good enough" though? He is 23 years old and has never had a chance to progress due to injuries. At 23 years old most people wanted Carragher sold. At 23 years old Sturridge had been rejected by Man City and Chelsea.

Chamberlain is a very talented player, with a lot of potential. The gamble is not whether he is good enough, it is whether he can finally stay fit and find consistency. Both of which are fairly related.

I have no doubt that on his game, 100% fit he is good enough for our team. How often will that happen though? That is the real question here.


8.) 10 Mar 2017 22:19:00
Maybe I'm watching a different player but Oxlade is a bang average player. Hasn't got electric pace enough to be a threat out wide, his delivery is poor and hasn't the guile to be a number 10 and he lacks the intelligence and physical attributes to play in centre midfield. He can go to City, Chelsea or United as far as I'm concerned.


9.) 10 Mar 2017 22:40:31
We don't need another running midfielder MK. We have it in with Wiji and Lallana. We need a deep lying midfielder.


10.) 10 Mar 2017 22:40:48
He's still a young lad.
Best is yet to come from him.


11.) 10 Mar 2017 23:10:11
His attitude stinks. Remember that little strop he threw on the field in the first leg against Bayern? Sorry but I only want players who are fully committed, with a good attitude and will not strop on the field.


12.) 11 Mar 2017 01:14:11
Not for me thanks.


13.) 11 Mar 2017 01:22:10
Da Red man that strop showed nothing but his commitment. He tried to close down 3 passes with no help from the rest of team who had given up.

Don't think we need him though.


14.) 11 Mar 2017 01:27:39
Daredman you know why he did that because no one was trying to get the bull back with him . Oxs would be a good signing there's a player in him it just needs to be unlock.

I remember people saying hendo and Lallana are bang average look at them now.

People did not what mane because of his attitude and have we seen anything bad from mane

And if you let him go to a rival and do well you look really silly.

Have we got a replace for Lallana because I have not seen one in are team . Gini naver like him

I'm not saying he should be a top target but if you can get him for 15-20mil you can't go wrong.


15.) 11 Mar 2017 01:28:19
Would rather some of our youngsters get a chance than injury prone new signings.


16.) 11 Mar 2017 09:28:48
Problem is can he stay fit?

How does he stay fot in a klopp team thag works harder than almost any other?


17.) 11 Mar 2017 10:08:59
He's injury prone, has shown little development since bursting onto the scene (albeit this has been hampered by injuries), he seems to lack game intelligence and rarely makes a big mark on the game. I'm not really sure what he would offer or if he would be of the required quality (even if he stayed injury free) and, on top of what would have to be seen as a huge gamble, he would not come cheap either.
If the club is to be smart about its recruitment, and get real bang for their buck, then they must invest the money far more wisely than in a player like Oxlaide Chamberlain. We need to improve our recruitment in terms of money spent and quality - Chamberlain represents a huge gamble and one I don't think we are in the position to take. I our money was limitless a la City then we would have more leeway - as it stands we simply cannot afford to be taking big risks and that is exactly what a move for Oxlaide Chamberlain would be.


18.) 11 Mar 2017 15:19:04
You lost me at "ahead of Henderson" Pure nonsense that!

You then further lost me by then saying he could be a "versatile impact sub"!

Contradicting much?

He'd pad out the squad giving us another option off the bench but he's no starter.


19.) 11 Mar 2017 15:59:43
I look at it this way: Is he going to improve our first team? No. Is he going to start ahead of our first choice 11? No. At Arsenal, he has been played wide and in a central role, so not a specialist but bit of a squad player (potential or not) .

Add his injury issues, and that fact that he is English (over-hyped and over-priced), and it looks like a transfer we probably should avoid.


20.) 11 Mar 2017 17:18:36
That's a good argument Seano. I cannot say I disagree.


21.) 11 Mar 2017 21:25:20
Mind bender I think you misread my post. I mean he can play in any position further forward than defensive midfield. Not instead of Henderson. Hence my suggestion that he could be versatile cover or an impact player.

AG I would say that when fit and on form he would be knocking on the door to start ahead of Lallana. That is why I am querying his fitness and consistency though because it is so unreliable. I'm only instigating a debate buddy. Like I say, I'm pretty indifferent on the subject. I don't think he would be the worst signing but as you rightly point out, him being English will inflate his price; even with only a year on his contract. So there is probably better value elsewhere.

Somebody else used the phrase already, but Chamberlain is the personification of a gamble.


22.) 12 Mar 2017 11:51:21
Think Chamberlain would be a very shrewd signing and would probe a lot of people wrong.


23.) 12 Mar 2017 16:46:19
Chamberlain just isn't worth wasting the money on. If it wasn't for the fact he was English he wouldn't even be a £10 million player. We would be better off signing Brandt as he's got more potential and even now is a far superior footballer. If it's simply a matter of choosing a winger because he's 'English', we may as well do our annual trip to Southampton and buy Redmond.


24.) 13 Mar 2017 17:42:52
He wants to play te box to box role, he actually had a very good run at it whenFlamini was't good enough after re signing for Arsenal, and coquelin was out. He didn't show enough for me then to suggest he'd make it. He's a wide player for Asernal when most ohters are fit, and atm, he's been overtaken by Iwobi. I said before if we're getting an arsenal player for a central role, I'd rather it be Ramsey wo for me is much more accomplished.


 

 

 

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19 Oct 2017 15:28:52
Ed001, you did an article at the start of the season regarding who you thought had strengthened the most in the summer. At the next international break, could you possibly fit in a follow up to that article? I think by then we'll be able to seriously analyse how the teams are evolving with their new players and make accurate predictions as to who will seriously challenge. So far only City have convinced me they are a title winning team.

MK Scouser

{Ed001's Note - I have added that to my to do list and I will try and do that as it is a good idea.}


1.) 19 Oct 2017 16:14:53
It'd just be interesting to re-evaluate. Although, it Looks like you got City spot on in your original piece, even if i disagreed at the time!

Would be good to hear which new signings you think have settled (Salah, Matic, Richarlison? ), who hasn't (Lindelof, Sigurdsson, Bakayoko? ), any players who have had a sudden unexpected resurgence (Sterling, Moreno, Fellaini? ), players who perhaps should've left for various reasons (Van Dijk, Barkley, Sanchez? ) . Maybe even get into which managers have found a system that works well (Pep, Mourinho? ), and who is riding their luck in terms of keeping their job (Bilic, Koeman? ) and who has already bitten the bullet and if you think that was the right decision (De Boer, Shakespeare? ) . In fact that is how you could structure it. For each team you could do a best new signing, worst new signing, most improved player from last season, players who should've left (if any), and how the manager has got them playing. Just an idea though, you are way better at them than me, I'm sure!

There is just so much you could elaborate on and analyse from the original piece as i think you wrote it straight after the window shut when the dust hadn't fully settled. Look forward to it if you (hopefully) can find the time in amongst your extensive list of profiles and requests 😂 i understand this is a potential big one though! Maybe it could wait until Christmas if you are snowed under (Ba Dum tss) .

Cheers mate.

{Ed001's Note - I agree, it is always really interesting to look back on things like that and see what you got right and what was wrong. I will defo get on that during the international break.}


2.) 19 Oct 2017 16:22:48
I think Watford have to be commended and Silva is impressing again.


3.) 19 Oct 2017 16:27:28
MK, where you been bro? Missed ya.


4.) 19 Oct 2017 16:42:00
Cheers buddy! Hopefully Liverpool give you some positives to write about over the next few weeks then!


 

 

30 Sep 2017 16:05:24
I know he takes his fair share of stick on here but it is saddening to read about the health issues Lovren is having.

He isn't training at all and has to take painkillers just to get on the pitch for us due to a back injury he has been carrying all season.

I feel a little bit guilty for calling out his performances knowing this now. The blokes in agony, not fit to play, but is playing through the pain barrier for us when required. He may not be the best player in the world, but respect to him for doing that in an age where most players would happily pull out with a cold and still pick up their pay check.

I hope he doesn't have to retire early like Agger did. Nobody deserves to have their livelihood robbed. Easy to forget these guys are still human and whilst it isn't anything to shout about, he is still our best senior centre back in my opinion.

Get well soon Dejan.

MK Scouser

1.) 30 Sep 2017 16:25:30
Well said.


2.) 30 Sep 2017 17:28:34
Cheers smplfc. We don't always agree, but we can easily forgot that guys like Lovren care just as much as us fans.

Forgot to add about Firmino as well; he apparently cried after he missed the penalty against Sevilla. Absolutely gutted for him. It's easy to shout and swear about him for missing, but we forget that he wanted it to go in even more than we did and he has to take responsibility to go with the heart break.

They're well paid for what they do, but some of them really do care.


3.) 30 Sep 2017 18:04:33
He won't be robbed of his livelihood, he's probably made for life anyway, but he will be insured as will the club.
Why are we playing someone who's not fit to train? Utterly ridiculous from LFC again.
Shame for Lovren, hope he gets well soon 🤝.


4.) 30 Sep 2017 19:13:37
I was thinking last time I watched him someone somewhere must have a lovren voodoo doll, he seemed to be fine most of the time but then has these mad moments where everything goes wrong, like a pin going into his doll when he needs to intercept a ball or clear one.


5.) 30 Sep 2017 21:00:29
It is a shame about his back injury, and it makes me regret saying he isn’t fit enough to wear the shirt. He literally isn’t! yet still throws it on and tries which actually shows his passion for the club which was never recognisable in his game.
Whole new level of respect for him, still didn’t rate him even before his injury but he actually wants to play! And he is kinda making Coutinho look bad for his "back injury" which he couldn’t play through 😂

And MK I don’t ever remember seeing anybody shout and rage over Firmino for missing that penalty. The crowd instantly started chanting for him so his head didn’t drop. Maybe not just missing the penalty, but also the love and support the fans showed after is what made him cry? Either way at least we know he won’t be leaving any time soon haha.


6.) 30 Sep 2017 23:40:34
The more I think about this story the more it winds me up.
If he's not fit to train, he on earth can he play? It baffles me because Klopp puts so much emphasis on training. I'd rather put a fully fit Gomez in there than an injured Lovren who's not training.
What are our medical team playing at? Surely they can't be recommending that :
1) a player self-medicates
2) a player plays when he's injured.

It just makes me even more mad about the way the club is being run. Have we got any professionals at our club?


7.) 30 Sep 2017 23:59:19
Well said Ron.


8.) 30 Sep 2017 23:59:04
Completely agree Phil. Very good point regarding Firmino as well. It's easy to confuse the real supporters with the online trolls, but as you say, the people in the stadium were fully behind him.


 

 

25 Sep 2017 12:58:41
Ed002, great shout on Steven Bergwijn the other day!

I just saw his goal this weekend for PSV and you could honestly be forgiven for thinking Messi had scored it. Unreal.

What a talent he looks. Gini Wijnaldum better put in a good word 😂.

MK Scouser

{Ed002's Note - I haven't seen the goal but he is indeed seen as a real talent and they did well to hold on to him in the light of a very good offer in 2016. So perhaps you will see him in the Premier League at some point.}


1.) 25 Sep 2017 14:07:41
You have to watch it if you can Ed. He picks up the ball 40 yards from goal, goes past 2 midfielders, weaves in between 3 defenders, goes round the goal keeper and taps it in. Literally just went past 6 players like they weren't there. Probably one of the best goals I've ever seen, even if it was against lesser opposition. You can only beat what is in front of you after all!

God, I hope it is for Liverpool if/ when he comes here Ed, because I'm having nightmares of him running at Klavan, Lovren and Mignolet 😂.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has shown no interest in him MK.}


2.) 25 Sep 2017 14:31:35
Is he world class after that goal MK?


3.) 25 Sep 2017 14:46:20
I mean Kirchhoff single handedly kept Sunderland up although MK only watched a couple of their games, so this lad could well be world class after watching 1 goal on highlights. ;)

*Banter Alert*

In all seriousness though MK it was a very impressive goal. What impressed me was not just the weaving in and out, but how quickly he did it in tight spots. The piece of skill to go around the GK was sublime and showcases the trust Dutch sides put in their youngsters to go out and play with confidence like that. I'm sure many youngsters in and around the English game could do it, but would be under so much pressure and scrutiny if it went wrong.


4.) 25 Sep 2017 15:48:29
Terminology smplfc 😉 people nowadays are naturally wired to dispute it on the internet because without tone of voice, some things can be misinterpreted.

It was a cracking goal though. Joy to watch footballers like that. Bravery and skill rewarded with a beautiful goal he can savour! Shame that kind of bravery is coached out of mostvBritish players.


5.) 25 Sep 2017 18:25:09
Meh,

It was a decent goal but I reckon our defence is better than them. Nothing like Messi at all, it was like Messi on slo-mo.


 

 

23 Sep 2017 12:31:00
I feel it is only fair game if after the negatively biased video from yesterday, we all take a moment to watch a positively biased video today so that things are a bit more balanced at least!

Not world class, but Henderson can be just as brilliant at times as that video yesterday showed he can be bad.

It's way too easy to forget how good he can be when he's been out for 6 months with injury and is struggling for fitness and form.

MK Scouser

1.) 23 Sep 2017 12:42:13
So what we gained from watching both videos is Henderson is not consistent enough. Well that's a shock!


2.) 23 Sep 2017 12:48:16
No VPN, i think the main thing to take from both videos is that Highlight reels are useless ways to judge players as they can be tailored to suit the creators argument, and that the people who make these videos have a shocking taste in music.


3.) 23 Sep 2017 13:01:37
There's no doubt he can do it.
I have two issues with him from before the injury, one extra one since:

He doesn't show his talents shown in this video enough, he takes the easy way when he has the ability to to the difficult thing.
He's not vocal enough, I had the same criticism of Stevie G, Sami etc. but they led by example with performances of sheer class.

My latest issue is his positional sense, I understand it's a new role but it's not rocket science - you sit in front of your defence and cover them not wander off and leave gaping holes for the opposition to exploit.
He wanders off upfield at times or gets sucked to the wing like an under 11 when there's a throw in and it drives me insane.

I'm sure he's a great lad so it's nothing personal against him.
He plays for my club and I will support him while he does 100%.
I'd love him to step up starting today and take a game by the scruff of the neck, stick his boot in and show Leicester we're not soft.


4.) 23 Sep 2017 13:02:51
Never get tired of the chelsea goal.


5.) 23 Sep 2017 13:11:34
I think and hope he will Kev. I have a lot of confidence in Henderson to make it work in that holding role. My only fear is his injury to his heel, of which i am not as confident in a happy ending.


6.) 23 Sep 2017 13:26:52
I think Hendo will be the catalyst that sees liverpool jump start this season. I think he is going to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and show his worth.

Great player, on his day he is up there with the best in the league at what he does.


7.) 23 Sep 2017 13:28:26
In this day and age, he'll be well looked after.
Injuries are much much better understood now.
By the way, I scoured the net myself earlier for a positive or negative video of Nathaniel Clyne.
Slightly different option popped up to what I expected lol.


8.) 23 Sep 2017 13:49:15
Good shout out MK - videos like these proves absolutely nothing

I think it's fair to compare Henderson to what happened with Milner at the left back situation. He'll definitely get the job done and he'll work hard (as we know him) to get the very best out of it that he can - but in the end it's only a temporary solution to a temporary problem and next season we're hopefully (most likely) going to see a proper holding midfielder brought in.


9.) 23 Sep 2017 14:08:46
I can't believe my eyes!
My mind is blown.
In the last video it clearly stated hendo can't pass forward, he has no technique!
So how is there footage of him playing forward passes?
Showing technique?
Must be doctored footage, someone's super imposed hendo head on old footage of zidanne it's the only explanation lol.


10.) 23 Sep 2017 14:31:54
I thought the idea that a youtube video describing a player's strong or weak points has been termed a waste of times ages ago? What changed? Ah yes, the video in question was about a video about Hendo so clearly, this rule no longer applies. The hypocrisy is deafening.


11.) 23 Sep 2017 14:53:50
All this video showed is what the other one said. Yes the chelsea goal was a worldie. But it confirmed all he can do is kick long balls. Show the clips where he takes the ball and beat an oponent. Not one I have seen. All footballers should be able to kick the ball which he does well. Is that all he has in his arsenal. For a midfielder? Are you guys serious. I think he is a fantastic person. Class he deffinately is not. I support him when he wears the red shirt but you can't convince me that he is the type. of player that can take a game by the scruff of the neck and change it. Or rally the troops to step up a gear.


 

 

21 Sep 2017 13:59:48
Ed002 what do you make of the result of the court case regarding the school child Liverpool screwed over!

Apparently LFC and the Premier League have paid a £49,000 settlement fee to cover the kids school fee debts, and cleared any compensation due to Stoke so the kid can move on with his career.

What an absolute mess, but i sounds like Liverpool got away with one there. I hope they learn their lesson as it does leave a rather sour taste, this one. Shocking that an establishment as rich as football even took this to court. The fees should've just been wiped to save face in my opinion.

Is this the end of it? And if so have we got off lightly in your opinion?

MK Scouser

{Ed002's Note - It is not the result of a court case MK. Liverpool were desperate to avoid a court case due to a major issue (the "smoking gun" I mentioned throughout the summer) that would have arisen. The Premier League will obviously not be paying anything - Liverpool will pay the compensation due to Stoke to release him from his contract, all school fees until he of age and compensation to the parents. The kid will however not move to Liverpool but will be allowed to join any other side free of charge - this might well be Everton. The Premier League are owed a significant "thank you" from Liverpool for facilitating this.}


1.) 21 Sep 2017 15:06:22
I dare not ask what the smoking gun was. Sounds like we dodged a bullet if you'll pardon the pun.

Cheers though Ed. Thank god it is
resolved though, and i hope the kid gets his career back on track at Everton or wherever.

Sounds like the Premier League have done us a solid though! Phew!


2.) 21 Sep 2017 15:16:28
I'm happy the club will get everything sorted. Shows maturity to right their wrongs. Hopefully learn from all the new rules in place and move on from this.


3.) 21 Sep 2017 15:13:07
Thank you premier league.


4.) 21 Sep 2017 15:42:17
MK you are on this forum often enough to have gleaned from ed02 what the smoking gun was surely? It was related to claims made in Gerrard's autobiography re player recruitment.

{Ed002's Note - It was nothing to do with that at all stoneage.}


5.) 21 Sep 2017 15:53:13
Good to hear that mess has been put to bed.
Should take the money out of the individual's salaries who caused this in the first place.
I was told Liverpool wanted this to go to trial as they refused to pay the money for the kid's education.
Either way, they partially got what they deserved, yet got off lightly in many ways.
Hope the kid goes on to have a fantastic career!

{Ed002's Note - You were told completely wrong.}


6.) 21 Sep 2017 16:28:10
I get the impression stoneage that the issue which would've arisen was more related to Liverpool bribing the player to lie to his then current club (Stoke), thus manipulating a minor and his family into breaching their contract. I would imagine that is gross misconduct, an actual breaking of the law (not just football rules) and we could've seen a points deduction or a complete transfer ban. That's all just guess work though from piecing together various bits of information I've read here and elsewhere.

Whatever it was, we should move on now we know this is the end of it.

{Ed002's Note - Move on - you don't know what it was about.}


7.) 21 Sep 2017 16:41:07
Looks like it Ed002.
I'm easily led lol.


8.) 21 Sep 2017 16:51:44
No problem Ed002, that's what i was suggesting anyway mate. Thanks for your insights as always.


9.) 21 Sep 2017 18:37:58
Very happy this situation has been sorted out for the family and the kid. Hope he goes on to have a good career.


10.) 22 Sep 2017 11:40:06
Talking of kids, I forget the lad's name (but it's quite long I think, foreign, eastern European perhaps? ) Who signed for liverpool in the summer and was hailed as a fantastic signing and made it into the papers (unusual for juniors) I think he was 16 but not sure. Do you know who I mean eds? Well I just wanted to ask how he is getting on? Has he performed well and if so how long until he starts getting reserve matches etc. (He didn't look anywhere near ready in terms to his physicality. Was very slight)


 

 

 

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19 Oct 2017 14:24:57
Cheers 002. Your insight is valued as always.

MK Scouser

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19 Oct 2017 11:47:25
Ed002, is it possible Max Meyer or Maxime Lopez could be back in the frame cone next summer? Lopez looks a real handful this season.

MK Scouser

{Ed002's Note - MM possibly but not ML.}


 

 

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28 Sep 2017 16:31:22
Can i gouge my eyes out instead?

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28 Sep 2017 15:56:48
No thanks 002! Nicol was a great player, but he is a little bit of a mouth piece nowadays! Haha. He has been publically scratching towards a fair few current players as well!

MK Scouser

{Ed002's Note - You don't think a dream team of SSN and SSG would work then?}


 

 

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28 Sep 2017 15:43:19
As our Sporting director is lacking in experience, I'd replace Klopp with a more experienced manager. They could also then act as a mentor for Pepjin Lijnders.

Someone who is exceptional at the job, a seasoned veteran, but relatively realistic; like Jorge Jesus, Mauricio Sarri or Carlo Ancelotti.

I'd love Allegri or Simeone but they are not going to leave the clubs they are at, for Liverpool mid season.

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{Ed002's Note - Super Stevie Nicol is available.}


 

 

 

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Cheers buddy! Hopefully Liverpool give you some positives to write about over the next few weeks then!

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19 Oct 2017 16:14:53
It'd just be interesting to re-evaluate. Although, it Looks like you got City spot on in your original piece, even if i disagreed at the time!

Would be good to hear which new signings you think have settled (Salah, Matic, Richarlison? ), who hasn't (Lindelof, Sigurdsson, Bakayoko? ), any players who have had a sudden unexpected resurgence (Sterling, Moreno, Fellaini? ), players who perhaps should've left for various reasons (Van Dijk, Barkley, Sanchez? ) . Maybe even get into which managers have found a system that works well (Pep, Mourinho? ), and who is riding their luck in terms of keeping their job (Bilic, Koeman? ) and who has already bitten the bullet and if you think that was the right decision (De Boer, Shakespeare? ) . In fact that is how you could structure it. For each team you could do a best new signing, worst new signing, most improved player from last season, players who should've left (if any), and how the manager has got them playing. Just an idea though, you are way better at them than me, I'm sure!

There is just so much you could elaborate on and analyse from the original piece as i think you wrote it straight after the window shut when the dust hadn't fully settled. Look forward to it if you (hopefully) can find the time in amongst your extensive list of profiles and requests 😂 i understand this is a potential big one though! Maybe it could wait until Christmas if you are snowed under (Ba Dum tss) .

Cheers mate.

MK Scouser

{Ed001's Note - I agree, it is always really interesting to look back on things like that and see what you got right and what was wrong. I will defo get on that during the international break.}


 

 

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19 Oct 2017 15:07:09
Cheers Ed. He is certainly quite unique. Unlike most attacking mids nowadays he seems like he'd rather score a goal himself than set one up and isn't what you'd normally class as creative. Whatever his role, Gerrard should've got out of bed!

MK Scouser

{Ed001's Note - a lot of people do consider him as a forward, but he is an odd kind of floating forward. Not having the best of seasons so far though. I do agree though, he would have been perfect for Klopp's style.}


 

 

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19 Oct 2017 14:35:35
Good piece 001, would you say Delle Alli is in the same category as Keita, Naingollan and Vidal? He's another who is good at everything to a degree, chips in with goals, and has a bit of a fiery temper. It's hard to pinpoint his exact role though so maybe it's a slight variation of the old fashioned centre mid position. As he does tend to drift beyond Kane at times, but isn't afraid to mix it on the edge of his own box. I certainly don't see him as an orthodox number 10 or second striker. It is kind of like where Gerrard played behind Torres, but not, if you know what i mean?

Still haunts me that we missed out on him. He's already on the verge of being world class in my opinion.

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01 Oct 2017 08:22:22
Main thing i took from it was that our understanding in the final third on the break has to improve. I see Son, Davies and Sissoko running at 4 players on the and they scored. Nobody can tell me they are better individuals than Mane, Firmino and Salah. But they are a better team.

Against Spartak at one point we had Arnold, Henderson, Salah, Mane and i think the 5th player was Firmino all running at 2 players and they stuffed it up.

Our lads don't seem to know what runs each other are going to make, and the decision making was lacking in confidence. Indecisiveness has crept in recently. Only way that get's better though is by giving the players time to gel, and hoping they get a good result soon to boost the confidence. They're not playing badly, but so far the final ball or finish has been found wanting. That same Spurs move i mentioned showed how much luck plays a role though. Sissoko only scored thanks to a heavy reflection, and our blocked shots just aren't ricocheting in at all.

On the bright side i did have a dream we won 4-1 and Mane scored a hat trick so touch wood it was a vision 😂.

MK Scouser