07 Jan 2019 21:52:20
I believe Burnley's James Tarowski is back on the radar as the potential long term partner for VVD.

Gen info, direct from Ken Aguero.

1.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 22:11:59
Hope your trying to wind us up as we have enough rubbish at the club without adding another average player if we are in the market for another world class centre half then test Napoli's resolve and make a proper bid for Koulibaly.

{Ed0333's Note - And what message does that send to joe Gomez who was playing out of his skin before his injury.

2.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 22:25:45
Agree about Gomez has been fantastic this season but injury record not great for a youngster if you want to be the best in the world you have to have the best players what's to say Gomez couldn't play full back more solid than TAA imo. Defence :-Alisonn, Gomez, Van Diyk, Koulibaly, Robertson if that's not enough to get you excited I don't know what is Ed0333.

{Ed0333's Note - Gomez is no right back mate he’s too haphazard there. I’m sure Koulibaly would be VVD money and I’m not sure we will spend that amount on a player again.

3.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 22:58:29
Let’s be honest, Matip and Lovren can’t stay fit, if one of those was to go and someone come in, it doesn’t say anything to Gomez. Just cos he’s playing well you can’t expect the club not to cover themselves. It’s showing now you can’t have three injury prone cbs. Also Gomez and vvd can’t play every game. Adequate cover is needed.

4.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 22:49:24
Ed0333 Do you no if st this stage we only have Virgil as a for centre half for Brighton?

{Ed0333's Note - too early to tell mate. Lovren wen off after 2 mins clutching the back of his leg so looks ominous. Fab ain’t no Centre back and the Dutch kid won’t be risked in a premiership game will he? Materson and philips might come into the reckoning? Gomez and Matip are weeks away so if Lovren is anything more than 2 weeks I’d say we’re a little bit snookered unless we dip our toes into the market.

5.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 23:04:28
Tarkowski is pants and he’s a manc. Not to mention his big ears either.

6.) 07 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 23:33:16
I’d say Hoever is more likely to be used if materson and Philips where left out today.

Let’s hope our attack keep Brighton pegged back at the weekend so our defence gets a routine run out with injuries.

7.) 08 Jan 2019
07 Jan 2019 23:50:55
Nat Phillips is injured Ed, shame as I'm sure he'd have picked up a couple games in this run of fixtures with our injuries.

{Ed0333's Note - thanks mate

8.) 08 Jan 2019
08 Jan 2019 03:43:21
Masterson is fit again and I’m sure he’ll get a start over Ki Jana in the PL. KJ looked very good last night for his age, but I’m sure he was there only because it was FA cup and wasn’t expected to be used. It’s a lot to ask him to step in to face the likes of Murray at age 16 in a PL match.

My bet is Klopp will go with Fabinho though and I think he’ll do a decent job.

9.) 08 Jan 2019
08 Jan 2019 06:27:18
It's send a message to Joe that you got your contract, even with yet another injury on top of the countless ones you have has because we know your value but you are at a top club and competition is fierce.

Lovren and Matip can no longer be our back ups. It's just not acceptable.

We go from an Italian defensive line with vvd to complete chaos without him. Before we signed him he had 6/ 7 months out with an ankle injury. So it's not like he has never been rocked by anything before and we are done if that happens.

People complained about shaqiri at the time but look at that now for cover and I personally would still like one more player to be able to rotate the front lads.

But Moreno, Matip, Lovren, clyne and mignolet. Where are worst ever defence and are not squad depth. They all need replacing.

Robertson, vvd, Gomez, Trent and Alison is ridiculously good, but we need better for cover and rotation.

10.) 08 Jan 2019
08 Jan 2019 06:41:59
He will go Fabs you would think, I actually thought he did okay with very little support from the full back positions.

11.) 08 Jan 2019
08 Jan 2019 08:05:56
Fab dove in a couple of times and could have been punished for it, the first goal is a good example, either take him out or run the man and see if you can push him wide, don't dive in as last man. Not only one at fault, why milner couldn't get round his man defeats me.

12.) 08 Jan 2019
08 Jan 2019 13:03:47
Any centre half with VVD talking next to them seems to improve a few notches. Fab isn’t ideal there but with VVD next to him I’d be a little bit more comfortable with it.

13.) 08 Jan 2019
08 Jan 2019 16:36:50
Fabinho did as well as anyone could have in that situation. Hoever looks so promising but he will be targeted and bullied in the prem.