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12 Apr 2018 00:11:34
A bit left field but has anyone seen Kenedy play for Newcastle this season? Could he be an option for cover of our wingers?

Have we ever shown any interest in home, Eds?

Ta

Z.

Zeddicus

{Ed001's Note - not recently no.}


1.) 12 Apr 2018 12:16:23
The guy who got sent home from China for racist comments? Hope we’ve learned our lessons regarding those kind of issues.


2.) 12 Apr 2018 16:40:32
Good player doing well for Rafa all young players make mistakes and I do not condone racism but I do not know the facts either so I would hang him out to dry.


3.) 12 Apr 2018 17:41:44
He’s not that good. Average at best.


 

 

06 Jan 2018 23:51:16
Sky Sports saying that they have looked into the Mahrez story and have been told (suggested by sources at the club? ) that Liverpool are not interested in Mahrez, there has been no contact between Liverpool and Leicester and that Leicester would want more than the c£50m reported for him.

It goes on to say that we are looking for an attacking midfielder this window, just not Mahrez.

Maybe laying that story to rest for now?

Still interested if we can find someone to inject some magic who is no CL cup tied.

Zeddicus

1.) 07 Jan 2018 03:28:45
Or maybe they (Sky News) read what Ed002 has been saying all along?


2.) 07 Jan 2018 04:51:58
If we went for Mahrez he wouldn't be cheap at all. I think his contract runs until 2020 and Leicester turned down some big bids from Roma in the summer.

I hope the club has a clear plan of who they are going for to replace Pipco. It would be unforgivable if they sold him without a contingency plan in place.

Red Sandman.


3.) 07 Jan 2018 07:28:11
More like sky started the rumours for people to put bets on.


4.) 07 Jan 2018 08:04:39
What has ed2 been saying Noski?


5.) 07 Jan 2018 09:01:57
I think it was RTFP.


6.) 07 Jan 2018 09:23:19
Lol, I like the fact that sky sports have looked into the story and said it’s all made up! Maybe they should do likewise with their own breaking stories before worrying about what others have said!


7.) 07 Jan 2018 10:09:26
So the long goodbye is over,
He’s got his transfer and we’ve got a very good price,
Yes I was not a big fan of his, when push come to shove he went missing in
Far too many games, mainly CUP FINALS, if it’s presumes your ‘WORLD CLASS’
You can’t go missing in big games, you should be making the difference, he probably
Thinks he’s better than he is. also if LFC want to stop all there presumed best players being cherry picked by the big teams they need to start competing and winning trophies, if FSG can’t do it they need to step for aside for somebody with deeper pockets and more ambition, but first and foremost we need to be competing and WINNING trophies or this scenario will happen again with SALAH, MANE etc.


8.) 07 Jan 2018 11:36:22
Good point Deano, they've hit their bets target so can now quash the story 😉😂.


9.) 07 Jan 2018 17:11:50
Exactly Sandman, all the people suggesting he would be a cheap alternative are deluded. Leicester will ask more from us than Roma etc because we’re in the same league and have just got a massive fee for Couts.


10.) 07 Jan 2018 17:30:08
U mean like the way we said Coutinho is not for sale? Good news then.


 

 

26 Oct 2017 18:37:02
Anyone know about the Ings rumours? Apparently teams (lower EPL and high Championship) are looking to take Ings on loan in January.

What is his current injury situation? According to Physio Room he's not injured, so I'm guessing he's trying to play his way back to match fitness in the U23s?

Is the club looking for a loan for him in the second part of the season to help with match fitness for 2018/ 19, or is he no longer seen as part of first team plans?

Any info would be very welcome as I really rate Danny and feel so sorry for the lad with his terrible luck with injuries at really bad times!

Zeddicus

1.) 26 Oct 2017 19:04:01
He probably needs a loan away to play some first team football, he’s barely played for 2 seasons due to injury. Look at how long it took Radamel Falcao to get back to form following a similar injury.


2.) 26 Oct 2017 19:11:35
I really like the player so if he goes I hope he has a brilliant second half of season and gets in good condition for next season.


3.) 26 Oct 2017 20:21:05
Would do well at Norwich with a brilliant little player like Maddison behind him.


4.) 26 Oct 2017 23:28:21
Lower EPL? Everton are desperate for a striker and he wouldn't even have to move house ;)


 

 

18 Jul 2017 23:08:42
I understand Kevin Stewart is set to sign for Hull, not sure if on loan or permanent.

Could be part of Robertson deal?

Source is just an American golfer I met playing an online golf game who is a massive Hull fan! So definitely not ITK but an old fashioned rumour!

Anyone know anything about this?

Zeddicus

1.) 18 Jul 2017 23:44:12
Hahaha Zed, that's a first mate lol.


2.) 18 Jul 2017 23:47:53
Was your source Donald Trump? If so, he is a terrible liar.


3.) 19 Jul 2017 07:50:29
Surely tiger isn't a fan of the tigers?


4.) 19 Jul 2017 08:02:33
Seems to be true. Paul Joyce said the same on twitter. Fee rising to 8 million pounds APPARENTLY. Seems like a good deal to me if it's true.


5.) 19 Jul 2017 08:32:20
Good move for Stewart considering he will be first choice at Hull. However if the lad had wanted to stay, I would have kept him to provide cover for Hendo and Can if he was willing to be a squad player.


6.) 19 Jul 2017 09:30:03
IB, I'm with Harry that if this goes through, Keita is coming to us.

With a suspected first choice midfield 3 of Hendo/ Navy Keith then Couts, we already have Can as backup, as well as Milner and Grujic. TAA can also play there as can others from the u23s.

It may also mean that the Ox is coming, but even without him we have plenty of cover.

If it has helped sweeten the Robertson deal, all the better as we have very little cover at LB!

I would rather give Grujic, for example, more chances as I believe he has much better potential than Kevin Stewart, who imo was very solid when he came in, but nothing special.


7.) 19 Jul 2017 09:31:27
Good move for him, not good enough for a team wanting to challenge for cups and titles. At 23 you should be established, not making 10 apps a season.


8.) 19 Jul 2017 10:47:58
Zeddicus, Stewart's a CDM while Keita plays further up the pitch. Signing keita was never going to hamper Stewart's role in the team, it is Can that was in his way.


9.) 19 Jul 2017 11:21:45
IB, only if Klopp wants to cover off every possible midfield role, which is unlikely as his teams will play certain ways. If it was Rafa, I'd have no doubt that a CDM leaving would be replaced by a CDM arriving, as that's the way he played.

I'm looking at our midfield positions as a whole:

Playing 4-3-3, the front 3 are likely to be Salah and Mane with Firmino through the middle. Alternatives to the front 3 include Studge, Origi, Ings. Solanke. I'd be interested to see where the width comes from if/ when Mane and Salah are unavailable as we seem to be selling Markovic, and giving loan moves to Ojo and Kent?

The middle 3 will likely be a first choice of Hendo, Keita (or alternative that we haven't heard about yet? ) and Couts. Alternatives will therefore be Grujic, Can, Wiji, Lallana, Milner, TAA, possibly Ox?

If we are playing a 4-4-2 diamond as we did at the end of 2016-17, then I'd expect Hendo or Keita at the base, Mane and Salah providing width and Couts at the apex, with 2 out of our 5 striking options up front.


 

 

08 Jul 2017 19:17:53
Hi Eds,

The Echo (I know! ) has reported we have received a number of enquiries for Sakho. Other than Crystal Palace, which other clubs have made enquiries, that you are aware of?

Thanks

Z.

Zeddicus

{Ed002's Note - Stoke certainly are interested and his agent spoke with many other sides including Spurs and Lille.}


1.) 08 Jul 2017 19:46:29
Liver_La, I think that's just a load of gentlemans ear muffs from the echo.


2.) 08 Jul 2017 20:35:17
Thanks Ed002. Much as I disagree with his attitude, I still rate him as a player, so hope he gets sold overseas rather than risk a MoM performance against us!


3.) 09 Jul 2017 08:07:20
Terrible player. No idea where this supposed 30 mil price tag has come from.

A player we should want to go up against in the prem. Our attackers would run rings around him.


 

 

 

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25 May 2018 16:52:30
Given the opposition, and given than Hendo and Milly pick themselves, would you go with Wiji or Can, and why?

I think that, other injuries barring (touch wood), this is the only unknown for tomorrow.

Personally, I would go with Wiji, with Can on the bench, due to Can not having played competitively for a while. I'd probably bring him on at some stage though.

Zeddicus

1.) 25 May 2018 17:34:46
I'd go with Wijnaldum on the basis of Can having not played in weeks.

Were Can fully fit, I'd probably go with Wijnaldum anyway given his performance in the first leg and goal in the second leg against Roma. He has a habit of turning up for the big games.


2.) 25 May 2018 18:47:32
Hendo, Milner and Gini 100%, I’m not even sure I’d put Can on at all given how long he’s been out and may be off the pace, at least Lallana has played a bit the other week and been training for longer.


3.) 25 May 2018 18:11:53
Agreed SR. Iv been quite outspoken in my criticism of Wiji this year, but fair play to him, he’s been stepping up recently.

{Ed025's Note - one swallow doth not a summer make westwood mate..


4.) 25 May 2018 17:52:34
Wijnaldum, he's showed some class the past few games, I think the lad will do well. Can on at 70 minute mark when we're up 3-0.

{Ed025's Note - he has been poor all season though salah, he would not be an option if the ox or lallana were fit mate but without there being a viable option he could well get a place..


5.) 25 May 2018 19:47:32
I’m readin UEFA have leaked the teams. Our starting 11 and bench is what we all thought would be. Bale starts on bench for them on favour of Isco. Midfield of Kroos, Modric and Casemiro.

{Ed001's Note - how can UEFA leak the teams when they don't get the teamsheets until an hour before kick off?}


 

 

25 May 2018 12:08:34
OK, to while away a few more minutes, share the superstitions/ habits you go through in he run up to a massive game?

Me? Watching at the same pub I watched the 2005 final, with the same group of lads. I will also call my mate in Oz at the end of the game, albeit it might cost a little less now! Was going to get a new top to wear, but remembered I didn't wear 'colours' last time. I'll be asking my boy to make sure he sleeps in his Liverpool kit tomorrow night.

Ed001, I know you have a few, so don't be shy!

Zeddicus

1.) 25 May 2018 12:34:29
I have a 1998 Liverpool jersey that I wore for the last champions league final and the FA cup against west ham.

I try not to wear it too often so the luck doesn't rub off but I will be wearing it tomorrow night.

This shirt was also a little bit too small for me when I was wearing it at as a 14 yr old so safe to say that I look ridiculous in it now but we all have to do our bit!


2.) 25 May 2018 12:47:34
I listened to the game on a car radio in Amsterdam with my dad, was great. I was 13 and we were going mad during the shoot out, must of looked mad to passers by pulled up screaming and shouting that late at night, not really a ritual but it was fun.


3.) 25 May 2018 12:47:44
:D:D If my boy wears his Liverpool kit to bed tomorrow night and we win, he's going to be cursing me in 20 years time!


4.) 25 May 2018 12:49:41
I changed my from my local in 2005 and went with a crowd to a busy pub. At half time and 3 nil down i went back to my local depressed but boy did that turn out to be one of the greatest nights ever. Staying in the local this year and hopefully boxing the ceiling in elation come the end of the game again. Come on you reds!


5.) 25 May 2018 12:54:12
In the living room with my dad in a liverpool shirt. Although the last time i did that was Athens so hopefully I’m not a jinx.


6.) 25 May 2018 13:09:19
05 I was on military exercise with the air force. No tv. No radio.

Fortunately it was end of exercise and the lovely lads of 216 signals I think had a set up.

Not sure I can personally mobilise the amount of service personnel to recreate that, but if there are any high ranking military or political personnel on here.
You know what to do.


7.) 25 May 2018 12:29:37
I have no regular superstitions to be honest, except my black third kit! I never wear that because we lose when I do. I wore it for both Go als in Klopp's first season. The Mrs claimed it and it is what she wore when we won the first leg against Roma 5-2. So she is wearing it again. I'll be in my 2016/ 17 home shirt because that is the one I wore on that night.


8.) 25 May 2018 13:27:30
The 2005 final was the day before my A Level exam! I got the books out at half time and attempted to study from the second half onwards as I thought the game was over. Needless to say I didn't get much studying done!

Maybe I need to get the old text books out tomorrow.


9.) 25 May 2018 13:51:14
I'll be wearing my wife's red knickers. She's going out clubbing with her friends so she doesn't need any. I hope I get lucky but she doesn't. Well she will when she gets home if we win!


10.) 25 May 2018 14:37:39
Is that a superstition, Patex, or just a lifestyle choice? ;-)


11.) 25 May 2018 14:39:18
Drink lots of lager and Whisky.


12.) 25 May 2018 14:48:48
Viaggression
Don’t the RAF normally exercise in hotels 😂.


13.) 25 May 2018 23:55:58
I often sit on the floor and look at the wallpaper. I try and make patterns that aren't there sometimes you can see monsters.
Once I've got that out the way I sit and watch the match in silence. I do like to do my own commentary in my head.

{Ed033's Note - Also known as tantric freaky fan yoga


 

 

24 May 2018 16:59:14
I wanted to bring a bit of science into the "Liverpool have a dodgy defence" debate, so had a look at the goalkeeping stats on the EPL website and did some analysis (sorry Ed001, its statistics again! ) .

We have the second fewest Shots on Goal (106, behind City on 85) and the second fewest overall shots against (281, again behind City on 234).

We also have the joint second most Clean Sheets (17, tied with City and behind United on 19).

Different to our main top 6 rivals, we have a 50:50 split between 2 keepers in terms of games played, therefore we don't get any keepers into the top 5 clean sheets by keeper - Karius is joint 7th with 10 clean sheets from his 19 games.

Looking at Goals Conceded vs Shots on Goal, Mignolet is one of the worst keepers in the league this season - he conceded from 39.3% of the shots on goal he faced. To give context, the only keepers (who have played 5 or more games) who have a worse percentage are:

Joe Hart (19 games) - 41.9% of Shots on Goal resulted in a goal
Orestis Karnezis (14 games) - 42.9%

Karius's equivalent is 31.1%, which places him roughly in the middle of the 27 keepers who have played in 5 or more games. However, the ones with better ratios than him are mainly around the 28-30% mark. Exceptions being De Gea (unsurprisingly! ) at 19.4% and Pope at 23.3%. As an aside, Butland is at 29.8%.

The points I'm trying to make here are:

1) despite the perception of our shaky defence, that hasn't translated to shots on goal or even goal scoring opportunities (2nd best behind City in both) .

2) Karius, whilst not the best, has been performing, certainly in terms of shot stopping, on a par with most Premier League shot stoppers.

3) Mignolet hasn't!

4) The difference that an exceptional shot stopper can make is evident at both Burnley and Man Utd. I would hazard a guess that they are worth 2-3 places a season if not more.

I still think Karius deserves one more season to see if he can get into the De Gea/ Pope league, and I can now back that up with stats rather than just a gut feel.

Zeddicus

1.) 24 May 2018 19:49:38
Well said Zed! Completely agree with Karius deserving another season!


2.) 24 May 2018 21:31:54
I'm pretty sure since Jan when VVD and Karius came in we've got top 1/ 2 defensive records in the Prem, give a dog bad name and all that.


3.) 24 May 2018 23:40:56
Zed, I like your post but I disagree with you on one point. Saying he should be giving another season to see if he can be a DDG (Pope is not better than him, IMO), is not the right way to do things, IMO. What continues to do my head in (not anything you did, Zed) is this constant comparison people always make btw DDG and Karius. To me, it just smacks of laziness and an lack of context and nuance.

People seem to forget that it took DDG a good TWO years of constant game time, for him to even get to the "good GK" level at Utd. In his first two years, he was pretty poor. I did not say that, Rio did. Rio Ferdinand once said that Fergie was so lost that he would come consult he and the senior players as to what GK he should pick btw DDG and a certain Tomasz Kusczak. Yeah, crazy, right?

Constantly comparing DDG to Karius is unfair to Karius as he has not been the full time starter for a full season yet which is why I don't do it. If we are going to compare them, they should be compared based on the amount of time they have been starters cos doing it from each one's current standing, is dishonest and unfavorable to Karius and will always be fav. to DDG. If people wanna do that then they will always have something to moan about which again, is counter productive. Just my opinion.


4.) 25 May 2018 08:17:21
Brover, I take your point mate. However, DDG when he arrived in Manchester was 20- young for any player, not least a GK. He had 1.5 seasons in the top flight behind him with Atletico (not counting the games with the AM 'B' team) .

Karius was just turning 23 when he joined us. Still very young for a GK, but he already had, pretty much, 3 full seasons in the Bundesliga with Mainz behind him.

Both of them had to adapt to a new team, under intense pressure, but Karius was by far the more experienced, and older, GK.

In giving Karius a full pre-season and season behind a relatively settled back 4 will, imo, be good enough for us and the management to decide whether he has what it takes to be our No 1 for years to come. I hope that's the case, as I see a lot of good things in him. I like his distribution and the quickness of release - so crucial to our counter attacking as it was when Reina was between the posts. I don't like his awareness and tendency to punch, more often than not back into danger, which hopefully he can improve on. For what its worth, I think having Reina here, sharing knowledge and experience with him as the no 3, would be great.

On the point about Pope, I'm only looking at shot stopping stats here, and on that basis, Pope is the second best GK in the league. Says nothing about him commanding his area, distribution, confidence and all the myriad of other things that make a good (or bad) keeper. But purely on shot stopping, Pope is second only to De Gea, and much better than Karius at the moment.

{Ed001's Note - but you are complaining about Karius knocking the ball back into danger, yet not taking any account of all the saves Pope makes which do exactly the same thing.}


5.) 25 May 2018 08:32:09
Hey Ed001, wasn't saying anything about Pope other than referencing his shot stopping stats, and to be honest, I don't watch much other football than our matches, hence just the stats.

If Pope also pushes things back into dangerous areas, then that's something I would dislike about his game too.

The point I'm trying to make (badly I think! ), is that the stats I have looked at seem to back up the fact that Migs is toast, and Karius is part of a pack of decent EPL GKs based on shots per goal. On that basis, I would give him at least another season to see if he can improve even further.

I stand by my view that an excellent GK can be worth 2-3 places a season, but you don't have to have the best GK to be the best team. Ederson concedes goals from 32.9% of shots he has faced in the EPL, worse than Karius, but City's overall game quality meant that he had to face fewer shots and they scored more goals.

However, having a very good/ excellent GK, as well a fantastic team around him, would make us world beaters! I hope that's where we get to under Klopp.

{Ed001's Note - shot stopping stats are only a tiny part of the story and I really wish people would stop using stats without context.}


6.) 25 May 2018 09:00:24
I agree about using stats without context, Ed001, hence referencing that in my first post, and my point on Ederson above who has poorer stats than Karius and a lot of other GKs and yet seems to suit the way City play.

My only reason for using them was actually in defence of Karius. There's been a long running debate on whether he is the answer or not - based a lot on people's gut feel and knee jerk reactions - so I thought looking at some stats on one aspect of GK abilities would help add some science to the debate.

What surprised me in the research was the 'shots' and 'shots on goal' against stats across the league. This backs up my thought that actually our defence are not that bad at all, in fact, in reducing goal scoring opportunities, the stats suggest they are up there with the best.

My 'pop-science' theory on the perception is that we are indeed our own harshest critics as we tend to watch every minute of our games. Not sure there's anyone (Adam and you excepted! ) who watch that many games involving our rivals. Therefore we will always dwell on our mistakes and compare, for example, mistakes in 90 mins vs the highlight reels of other teams on MoTD. Obviously, we would therefore think worse of our team's defence than others.

Anyway, was interesting researching and analysing, wish I had more time! This would've made a great 'Stats' dissertation at Uni!

{Ed001's Note - I wasn't having a go at your thinking, just the use of stats in the way you did. You are still using very specific isolated stats without the context of the game it is in. I mean it is all well and good saying we conceded less shots, but you have not looked at whether that is affected by us having more/less/same possession or whether the areas the opponents have played in has affected the results. Has the defence just benefitted from the attack scaring opponents into committing less bodies forward, so making it easier to deal with their attacks? All of those kind of things come into it as well, that just taking a couple of stats in isolation really shows little.}


7.) 25 May 2018 09:18:15
Totally agree Ed001, hence I'd have loved to have had the time to try to look at the overall picture, using numbers. Possession, time in each third of the pitch and so many more. There is a model that can be built here. Not to offer a one size fits all, but to help study and understand the game more. I'm sure such models exist in clubs, and form part of the understanding of the game, its just fascinating to see how stats so (and sometimes don't) back common perceptions.

{Ed001's Note - I will expect that model completed and on my desk by the end of the holidays Zed....}


8.) 25 May 2018 09:27:56
I'm not dressing up as a schoolboy, Tris, not matter how many times you ask!


Not again, anyway.

{Ed001's Note - I thought it would make a change from your usual schoolgirl outfit.}


9.) 25 May 2018 09:45:08
Sssshhhhhhh!


10.) 25 May 2018 21:13:09
Great convo, Ed and Zed. Zed, I watch a lot of our rivals play and GK's as well cos that is the topic. Stats do not mean much cos as Ed said, it leaves out SO much that it is not worth even discussing them. As a GK, I agree with you that Karius has a lot of tools that even DDG did not have when he came to Utd. What he needs to improve upon is his presence, his reflexes and develop stronger wrists to allow him to punch the ball much further from his goal. He is rough around the edges and those need to be fine-tuned. I remember Ed01 sayin that Karius is a "very competent" GK which is a pretty good floor to improve upon cos IMO, Pope is not as competent as him esp. judging by the fact that he plays in a very defensive system at Burnley while Karius plays in a very open system. Stats won't show you any of that now, will they? Nice discussion tho. I truly enjoyed it.


 

 

24 May 2018 12:01:22
So my mates and I are trying to recreate the same setting as we had for 2005. We're heading to a pub in London (The George in Holborn, if anyone else is around! ) that we were at 13 years ago.

One of the group is a blue, who was invited too. He's said he isn't going on the basis that if we win he'd hate it, and if we lose, we'd hate it, so a crap night for him all round!

That's the sort of rivalry with our blue brethren that is all too lacking these days. Thinking of each other, rather than pure unadulterated hatred for other clubs.

Peace V.

Zeddicus

 

 

23 May 2018 16:25:36
Good article on BBC Sport about Klopp - front page at the mo.

If you do go onto the HYS that is attached, always be wary to "Mind the tw**" as there are a number of bitter manutds out in force!

Zeddicus

1.) 23 May 2018 18:05:08
One of the top comments is actually a Man utd fan,

'Top Manager, Top Bloke. You'd run through walls for him, he's got your back, you've got his. A Man Utd fan. Good luck Liverpool, you deserve this one. '

Good article.


2.) 23 May 2018 20:41:29
Fair play to the lad.


3.) 23 May 2018 21:34:53
I saw that shents. Plenty of decent football fans out there, even good luck from some bluenoses.

A pity the kids ruin it, and I include our ‘fans’ on HYS too. Arrogant braggarts! Would rather stay gracious and see what happens!


4.) 23 May 2018 21:48:09
We’ve got a good chance against one of the top ten sides in the world. People are writing us off because apparently we had an easier draw. Forgetting that Roma beat Chelsea and Barcelona to get to the Semi’s and that Madrid had a very lucky penalty awarded to them and were lucky not to concede one against Juve.


5.) 23 May 2018 22:04:41
How do I get to read that lad's?


6.) 23 May 2018 22:49:03
I can't say goodluck Zedd (obviously), i hope you get battered actually, but without bias, i think it's going to be a very good game; one goal in it for me.

Also, when Coutinho left in January, your midfield was criticised for being too 'workmanlike', do you reckon that has actually ended up benefitting you? instead of matching up to Silva, KDB, Fer 'on the ball' in the quarters, the press and intensity got the better of them three? Something similar against Kroos, Modric and Casemiro?


7.) 24 May 2018 00:14:58
Of course you can say good luck Scholes. As we leave these shores (30 miles down the lane) and head to the other side of the continent.


8.) 24 May 2018 00:17:20
Why would you come on here and tell us that you hope that we get battered, sure tell us something that we don't know.


9.) 24 May 2018 02:50:25
Also said it'll be a good game Barry, one goal in it.


10.) 24 May 2018 04:19:34
Interesting question scholes.

I think it’s horses for courses. I think our midfield is very well suited to what we need them to do, press, turnover the ball, breakdown play then release the forwards quickly and let our front 3 do the damage. As we’ve seen time and again they get criticized most for the games against the bottom teams as they don’t have that KDB or David Silva attacking edge, but they are highly effective when in a scrap for midfield possession, especially against the better sides.

That they are so effective does rely on us having a lethal front three though. Stick them behind someone like Lukaku and suddenly there wouldn’t be any attacking flair in the side at all. Every side needs it’s flair and ours sits with Firmino, Mane and Salah.

The current problem with Utd as I see it is I can’t identify who that player is for you, whether it’s in midfield or upfront. It should probably be Sanchez or Pogba but both have been hit or miss and Rashford/ Martial look like their on a leash. Mourinho seems to be happy with stability across the park and then hope Lukaka puts away one of the two or three chances they create per game, whereas City and Liverpool are going for players that create 10-15 chances a game.


11.) 24 May 2018 04:59:24
Scholes comepletly understabd your sentiment scholes :) I would also be wanting the same if the shoe were on the other foot :) Barry I think what he is trying to say is he wants us to get battered but there’s only 1 goal in it. Almost submission into the fact that we have a very good team and can compete and beat the very best. As for your question scholes, yes I think it’s almost typically the same type of match up as it was against city (midfield) however going forward I think they are extremely clinically. So interesting to see how that midfield battle goes.


12.) 24 May 2018 05:36:49
If the shoe was on the other foot I know who’d I want to win! I’d never expect any Man Utd fan to want us to win or any Liverpool fan to want them to win a CL final. It’s how you handle yourself when speaking about it though, the way you conduct yourself, show maturity. Like scholes has and also the guy on the the comments after the Klopp interview.


13.) 24 May 2018 10:19:52
In my eyes it's England vs Spain. As a younger man I used to want utd to lose to everyone they faced, particularly European games but as I've got on in years it just seems silly. If you hate anything in life and nothing they do or say can ever ever change that it just seems stubborn and silly. There is a reason why liverpool fans and utd fans despise one another and I bet some fans don't even know what it is yet continue to hate utd. Some people might think I'm not a staunch supporter but trust me. Lfc is the love of my life, I hate utd but I have perspective.

Of it were any other English team, say spurs, would you guys still want real Madrid to win. If it were Everton I would consider going to the game to cheer em on.


 

 

 

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23 May 2018 12:14:35
Doris Day?!?!

I thought it was Queen Victoria, or was it Florence Nightingale?

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17 May 2018 17:54:22
That would be an absolute coup for us and would make me very, very happy.

The standout keeper of a generation - drawing a £23m fee in 2001 when that meant something, and basically invented the modern sweeper-keeper role!

Lets be clear, he's not coming in to be first choice, but to be an experienced 3rd choice, I would imagine, and would be just as involved in coaching the likes of Karius, Butland (maybe) and Grabara.

We mostly excited about Reina coming into that role, but Buffon's experience and raw ability is a few notches above Pep.

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17 May 2018 17:51:30
With his leverage and strength, I reckon he'd be a dab hand with the iron, jordz.

Our kits will have razor sharp creases if Yaya was here pressing.

Would cost a (kendall) mint in cakes though.

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

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14 May 2018 14:42:02
Not with Shelvey’s attitude problems, thanks!

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25 May 2018 22:37:09
You took the words right out of my mouth, 025 👍.

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25 May 2018 21:14:23
Big hugs n kisses to Walter!

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25 May 2018 18:18:38
I completely agree, BobbysTeeth1.

Welcome!

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25 May 2018 16:13:33
Ashish, pity you weren't 16, you could've had a beer with Noshbag ;-)

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25 May 2018 14:37:39
Is that a superstition, Patex, or just a lifestyle choice? ;-)

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