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11 Feb 2015 15:09:08
Any news of Flanagan getting a new contract? Is it even being discussed?

hjikle

1.) 11 Feb 2015 22:31:14
Hope he gets one, he worked hard last year and showed he had the quality to be in the first team. That goal against Spurs is still a highlight from last season for me.


2.) 12 Feb 2015 10:25:51
One wonder goal and he get's a new contract ? Rather cash in on him and bring another youngster through.


3.) 12 Feb 2015 10:32:07
I think it would be wise to see how he does when he returns from injury.

A full season out is a long time especially at his age.


4.) 12 Feb 2015 13:34:34
Actually It wasn't simply one wonder goal, he played brilliantly when he came in, made Johnson look more of a mug than he actually is, showed that he has what it takes at the top level as he was consistant, solid and worked hard, the goal against spurs was the icing on the cake, as was his reaction.


5.) 12 Feb 2015 17:29:04
Agree Mr D


6.) 13 Feb 2015 07:45:01
He was our only defender last year that actually looked like he had any intention of defending and made opposition players think twice about running at him. He was the best positioned, most disciplined, most energetic and most effective defensive player we had last year. And that was playing on the wrong side.


7.) 13 Feb 2015 20:29:52
If carra was still about he would have learned so much. I remember one of his first games seeing carra talking him through the game, where to be and where to keep the attackers. Shame.


8.) 13 Feb 2015 22:20:00
He played brilliantly last season, but still think it would be wise to see how he recovers after being out for a season.


9.) 14 Feb 2015 12:48:58
I have mentioned this in the past, no the likelyhood is he won't be offered a new contract, he will be given a chance to prove himself in the next couple of months before the decision is made, read my last comment to find out why. Also BR thinks wisdom is a better option as he can fit into the three at the back aswel as a full back


10.) 14 Feb 2015 22:58:50
I think his time is up. Another Martin Kelly Saga.


 

 

 

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09 Oct 2017 14:22:54
When do we start to question if Klopp is the man for the job?

I don't think it's now, I think there are worrying signs but we're still in the green for now. But with so many people who believe he's the messiah, with so much willingness to forgive all faults and equally so much willingness to condem him to damnation for every failure, when is that time? And when it comes, what will we be looking for?

Personally, I think this is THE season to judge him on - 2.5 years to judge the squad and identify holes, 2.5 years to judge and hand-rear the young players he wants, 2 full summer windows and 2 full Jan windows all to prepare for now.

As for what we judge him on, I'd say two areas:

1. Qualify for the CL again. Now we are back in it, we absolutely cannot afford to let it go under any circumstances and doing so would be a massive step backwards.
2. Relative success in at least one tournament - for the FA Cup that would mean a win, for the CL at least quarter finals and a competitive performance.

What do people think? When are we no longer reserving judgement on Klopp and his management, and what are we expecting to see when we do?

hjikle

1.) 09 Oct 2017 14:41:36
He is the right guy for me but not addressing the weaknesses when having this 2 years and enough windows is my only gripe, its taken both Manchester clubs 1 season to figure out there failures and even though they have plenty more money than us we can still buy a decent enough standard of player
Wijnaldum and Ox are 2 buys I don't get when we have plenty of cover in midfield and the keeper situation worry's me, January will be an interesting month.


2.) 09 Oct 2017 14:51:51
I respect your opinion but I must disagree. Personally I think he deserves another season after this one, we didn't have the best transfer window, was that his fault? who really knows, I don't. We needed to sort the defence out and we didn't which is a problem but it's not the end of the world, we're not doing as bad as some think. We have big issues within the squad there's no doubt about that but even if we went and signed VVD like everybody wants on Jan 1st, it doesn't mean our problems are solved.

Let him have Jan/ next summer to sort thing's out, I believe he really will, he has no choice, he isn't stupid . I hope not anyway. I trust the man, I think he will get it right, if he doesn't then fine, get him out but not just yet, he deserves more time.

Plus id like to add, even if we don't get top 4 again this season, yes that be classed as a failure but id still give him another season should that be the case.


3.) 09 Oct 2017 16:24:58
Corleone, I couldn't agree more fella.


4.) 09 Oct 2017 16:21:23
Thanks for that Corleone - like I said, very interested in hearing other people's views. Obviously we started off with a good answer (3 year contract so 3 years judgement) but since he signed the contract extension it's all become a matter of opinion.


5.) 09 Oct 2017 18:08:49
May 2019.


6.) 09 Oct 2017 18:57:30
Two years on the job, is way too early to be questioning the manager, that much is true. If that was the case, then Poch should be out of a job at Spurs as he has won nothing there and has been there longer than Klopp has been here. What Poch is doing is showing progress and improvement and that is what we need to do here. Improvement and consistency like Cl footie every season need to be shown as well as improvement in player personnel need to be seen so in a year or two, we will be well-primed to mount a meaningful title challenge and hopefully, win.

Comparing us to City and Utd is a false argument cos they are able to drop 250m every season on players. We simply cannot do that, plain and simple. Therefore, we need to be smarter and be more targeted in our TW and look to pay whatever is needed for the right player we want that can improve us like we did with, Naby, Salah, Mane, Wiji, Robbo and the like.

In short, do a Spurs with the hope of winning the PL in the near future. For that, we need support the manager throughout cos like it or not worts and all, FSG are all in with him and we can't be abandoning him each time there is a sticky patch.


7.) 09 Oct 2017 19:48:02
Honestly, I think the whole premise of the question is stupid. And now after saying I'll stupidly take part.
My preference is not to judge at all, unless you are truthfully casting a judgement with the purpose of assessing areas to improve in order to move forward. Cast iron judgements based on trophies or fan's perception of progress to decide whether so and so is the person for the job is just not the right way to go imo.
when we got rid of BR it was partly due to poor results but it was also because he was at the helm when it looked like the club had totally lost its way. That is the point of questioning whether someone is the right person for the job. Not in the middle of building a squad having just recently qualified for CL, playing good footy except in a few games not scoring more than 1 goal, sitting a couple points outside top4 after a handful of games.

Look at the areas that need development and support the manager to make those changes.


8.) 09 Oct 2017 20:24:27
Once again Bingo, great post mate and I am in full agreement.


9.) 09 Oct 2017 20:53:08
I think we should be looking for the team to be on the improvement. If we stagnate, maybe we should see where it's going wrong. Personally I think his behaviour tapping up has been an embarrassment- that's my biggest issue. As for performance I think we've improved in many ways going forward but I think our defence has been caught out. Obviously he needs help but it's unlikely he'll accept any which is a shame. I think we're a lot better than many posters on this forum would believe. I'd like to see him sort out the goalkeeper fiasco and I don't think vvd fixes everything.


10.) 09 Oct 2017 22:28:19
Spot on, Faithworks. AOE, I agree with you. Klopp has made mistakes and that much is well documented. We are currently not stagnating and that is the most important thing under Klopp compared to sinking ship he found when he arrived, and a sticky patch in the beginning of this season, does not change that fact. BR was sacked cos we had become poor under him, were seriously stagnating and with no end to the misery in sight. The guy had to go, period.

People seem to forget how bad it was under BR esp. in the beginning of the 15/ 16 season. I remember home games vs Norwich, Villa and Sion when I simply could not tell you if we would get a point in those home games as we were that poor. The life was getting sucked out of me, literally. Who can forget the eyesore that was the EFL game vs Carlisle where we had 40 shots and could not score a goal and needed penalties to get through? Yeah, that was all under BR.

I'm sorry, I do not have a short memory and right now, NONE of that is happening now so the fact that Klopp's position is being questioned after losing 2 out of 13 games this season is laughable to bordering on the ridiculous.

{Ed025's Note - i agree bingo, its far far too early to be calling for his head mate..


11.) 10 Oct 2017 09:11:53
Bingo/ Faith - not sure if that is a reference to the original question or not, but if it is I'd like to remind that this was a 'when' question and I specifically stated 'I don't believe it's time yet'


12.) 10 Oct 2017 10:45:43
If we don't make it into the Champions League for me, and then you have a look at things. I am not saying that is decision time but rather look at mood/ morale of player and fans, development of players and team, significant injuries, cup win etc and then work out what is best for the club.


 

 

05 Oct 2017 12:33:19
Looks like Ojo is facing approximately 8 weeks out of action. Shame, his loan seemed to be going okay.

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14 May 2017 18:55:25
Before people get too carried away with the importance of Coutinho playing deeper, I think it's important for us to all remember that on his good days, Coutinho is sublime and makes things happen across the field. What we saw today was as much the effect of Coutinho playing well as him playing deep.

hjikle

1.) 14 May 2017 19:24:32
also there were runners. look at sturridges goal. its impossible for coutinho to make a pass like that if there was no recepient.

thats what we lost when we lost mane. thing is other players could do it too, not just mane so not sure what happened.

onwards to the last game, who knows 3rd place, at this point in time is still up for grabs.


2.) 14 May 2017 19:33:23
OK? You do know that Couts is tried and tested in the deep CM position while we almost won the PL in 2014, Hijkle? No one is getting carried away as we already know Couts can play there effectively and to me, should be switched there next season to accommodate the wide player (s) that Klopp wants to sign.


3.) 14 May 2017 22:30:15
N Red - did I at any point say he can't or shouldn't play there? No I didn't. I just pointed out that it's not some magic key to getting Coutinho to play great every game. He's produced many fine performances from deep, from wide and from just behind the striker. What we saw today was his ability, not just what he gives us from a deep start.


 

 

05 Apr 2017 09:13:31
If we get into the CL what pot are we likely to be in? Assuming it's 4 but worth checking!

hjikle

1.) 05 Apr 2017 09:48:15
4th will be qualification stages.


2.) 05 Apr 2017 09:49:01
It depends obviously on what other teams get in but I would assume we have a chance of pot 3 at the least? I'm sure we still have decent points from el final as I think the points are from the last 2 or 3 years? Im sure someone can correct me there but I'd still guess we could get in pot 3.


3.) 05 Apr 2017 11:03:08
Stop counting chickens! Insigne can't keep up.


4.) 05 Apr 2017 12:46:16
Dont worry Jezza I said if!


5.) 05 Apr 2017 13:35:03
How about we win the game tonight first before talking about such things.


6.) 05 Apr 2017 14:26:24
ha, that's a bit like when the great Bill Shankly said, let's put the ball in the back of their net, and talk about it later, brilliant .


 

 

25 Feb 2017 13:20:11
For the Belgium based reds - anyone know of anywhere that I might be able to watch the game in Brussels on Monday? Preferably in/ near the European Quarter?

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17 Oct 2017 13:10:49
I'd imagine unless Hendo or Gini were to decide to leave this wouldn't be an option.

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04 Oct 2017 08:44:35
In fairness, Liverpool will be in the exact same boat as United. It would be much less fair if it was, for example, Liverpool/ United vs Huddersfield where a bunch of players would have played 36 hours ago for one side, but the other would have had 2 weeks off.

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26 Sep 2017 13:34:02
RedDawn is 100% right. The way to combat our best players wanting to play at the top is to be legitimate challengers for the top and to give them in Liverpool what they believe they can get elsewhere i. e. a full trophy cabinet.

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11 Sep 2017 16:03:30
Ron - I think if you back Klopp as a manager you must accept that we will not be getting a CDM now or any time soon. The likes of Keita and Hendo (people who take intelligent positions and know their way around a tackle) are as close as we will get.

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11 Sep 2017 10:08:59
Jayden - he's not telling anyone Klopps plans for next year, he was telling what he thinks will happen as an experienced player with close ties to the club. Exact quote:

'Didi rekons the midfield. '

No mention of a chat with Klopp! Or are you one of those people who refuses to predict anything in the world no matter what they know about a subject through paralysing fear of making a mistake?

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18 Oct 2017 18:26:23
redsteve - if Hendo is carrying an injury then by all means I'd be happy to go with Milner against more attacking teams and Grujic against more defensive teams until he has recovered. I always think that unless a player is really something else (Coutinho level minimum) then they will not be as good with an injury as another PL level player is without one. But if Hendo was actually just being managed after playing a lot of games recently after a long injury (including 90mins in both England games), then I'd prefer seeing Hendo back vs Spurs.

Also worth remembering that Milner is almost 32 and just played a full game. Whether he will have the juice to give the same energy on the weekend against a team that will require him to track back a lot more AND who will spread the play a lot wider with attacking full backs is a big question.

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18 Oct 2017 13:59:59
What Klopp out people? I know many people are starting to doubt him - I know I have my doubts - but I'm still yet to see anyone who actually seems to have a history of supporting the club saying they want Klopp out.

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18 Oct 2017 13:58:20
'Harry is one of the posters who knows this game very well'>

Hahahahahaha.

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18 Oct 2017 13:43:08
Seems fair to point out that Llorente scored twice against us with the type of service that Swansea could provide. Spurs are massively helped by Kane, he's a world class player. But they are lots more than just one striker.

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18 Oct 2017 13:33:35
I saw nothing special from Milner yesterday - against better opposition his mistakes would have been punished and his best moves were nothing we haven't seen Hendo do even during this below par season.

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