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18 Jul 2023 11:55:31
According to his agent, Liverpool have held talks this summer regarding the signing signing Pape Diop. 19 year old Senegalese CM/ DM who plays for Zulte Waregem in the Belgian 2nd division.

No idea who he is, how good he is, or how true this is. But it is what his agent has claimed so thought I'd share the rumour!

MK Scouser

1.) 18 Jul 2023 12:00:26
I wonder if we have secretly entered a world of AI without anyone noticing, because some of these names are definitely football manager regens. I'm sure there are about 20 Pape Diops, Fofanas and Sergio Gomez's floating round.


2.) 18 Jul 2023 12:02:07
Don’t mind this sort of thing. It’s what Brighton do so well.


3.) 19 Jul 2023 08:20:52
I say the same thing all the time Thomas, you forgot the Mendy’s and Diallo’s!
Life feels more and more like a video game with each passing day.


 

 

04 Jul 2023 10:34:08
Latest rumours today are:

- Henderson is number one target for Al Ettifaq and manager Gerrard

- Thiago is a target for Fenerbache

- Thuram no longer wanted by Liverpool after the signing of Szoboszlai

- Lavia is Klopp's 1st choice for DM, but there is a lot of competition

- A €30m offer for Schuurs has been rejected by Torino (who want €40m)

MK Scouser

1.) 04 Jul 2023 10:59:25
Also rumours re-emerging about Kone - originating from Ouest France (French publication/ website) saying that a deal is days away.

One open question is whether we should be concerned about Kone's injury history. According to Transfermarkt, he's had 9 separate injuries since the start of the 19/ 20 season. Most pretty small - 5 of them.


2.) 04 Jul 2023 11:55:10
Can't see Kone AND Lavia surely? Similar type players unless we are going to loose one of Fab and Hendo?

Also, sorry to see Thuram interest end if true, really liked him, but he also was out played and out-muscled vs Ukr at the U21.


3.) 04 Jul 2023 12:04:15
I reckon Pavia would be first choice just from PL experience alone. Schuurs would be interesting but if Matip is getting a new contract I reckon that might be the end of us looking for a new CB.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool should look to a deal involving Lutsharel Geertruida in that case.}


4.) 04 Jul 2023 12:09:57
Kone does seem to have a poor injury record but lots of top teams apparently want him regardless. Not sure we should go for more injury prone midfielders though. A lot of journo's have predicted Lavia will sign for Liverpool and i can't imagine it would be him AND Kone. Makes zero sense.

The Thuram stuff originated from Ben Jacobs. No idea how reliable he is mate. Just passing on the latest rumours.


5.) 04 Jul 2023 12:24:24
Are we interested ed2, duidnt think we would be in for a rb?
Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - He is a very accomplished CB as well - and has partnered van Dijk. He would be an option to Pavard if TAA is to move to midfield (assuming there is space).}


6.) 04 Jul 2023 12:31:41
Ed2 not really familiar withcthis name.
Google mention him as a right back.
Can hebalso play CB?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Yes and he has played there with van Dijk and is of interest to RBL and Barcelona.}


7.) 04 Jul 2023 12:43:20
Ed has spoken. Someone get word to jorg.

{Ed002's Note - The club need to find somebody - Micky van de Ven will not be an option any longer (I would think).


8.) 04 Jul 2023 12:44:17
I still expect thuram to be here soon.

{Ed002's Note - Where are you then?}


9.) 04 Jul 2023 12:53:40
What is the hype with Lavia? He wouldn't be anymore a first team starter than Bajcetie and I don't think he's any better than him either. For the money being quoted it should be a pass.


10.) 04 Jul 2023 14:18:20
Here's an idea. Why don't we bail on both a DM and a CB and just gazump Citeh for Gvardiol? Crazy? It'd be like winning the Charity Shield.


11.) 04 Jul 2023 14:47:05
Van Der Ven is off to Spurs, by all account in the media.


12.) 04 Jul 2023 15:25:12
Thuram will come when we don't get lavia for me. Eds bolton pal.


13.) 04 Jul 2023 15:26:16
I agree polecat. Baj has all the attributes to be a excellent player.


14.) 04 Jul 2023 18:03:06
I'm unsure Bajcetic is physically developed enough to play the 6. I don't have those questions on Lavia, and I also think Lavia is the most talented player.


15.) 04 Jul 2023 18:07:17
I like Baj but I don’t think he’s a DM. Won’t have much of an aerial presence and will won’t compete when shoulder to shoulder with many players. Not saying I don’t rate him as I think he will be an excellent CM, but for that out and out DM position you want someone a bit more physical in my opinion. That’s where Lavia comes in for me.


16.) 05 Jul 2023 09:31:28
They're just stats, but I think given that there is a large probability that people here haven't watched Lavia regularly, then I think using stats on face value is a fair tool in this comparison.

Interestingly, and per game, Bacjetic contests double the amount of aerial duels, won double the amount of aerial duels (probably proportionate), won 20% more of his aerial duels, has more interceptions and duels contested.

anyways it's just numbers, but perhaps suggests that Bajcetic is hardly one o shy away from a challenge.


 

 

29 May 2023 09:49:30
Ed002, was wondering if you could spare the time for an update on centre backs we're interested in. Ndicka has agreed to go elsewhere, and Sporting probably won't sell us Inacio now.

I remember last time you did an overview those 2 seemed the most reasonable left sided CB's to attain. Has anything changed regards to Max Kilman? Think you mentioned his agent was hawking him around. There's also links to Micky van de Ven and Levi Colwill which make sense in terms of the profile we're looking at (young, left footed etc. )

MK Scouser

{Ed002's Note - {Ed002's Note - Max Kilman (CB) Agent has told several clubs, including Manchester City, Leeds and Liverpool that he could be made available by Wolves - but I am sure they are not looking to sell.
Jurrien Timber (CB) Manchester United and Spurs remain keen - price will be significant if Ajax agree to sell and he will not be first choice for either club. As a wildcard option, Liverpool could look to him after losing out on their preferred choice, but he would likely not be a starter ahead of Konate and van Djik which may make it difficult.
Josko Gvardiol (CB) Out of reach now but talks with other sides continue.
Goncalo Inacio (CB) Watched by scouts from a number of PL sides, including Liverpool and Manchester United, with the latter declaring an interest. The other side to declare an interest is PSG. Real Madrid offer a wildcard option. Sporting would rather not sell and are looking to a new contract and an increased release clause. Sporting may not wish to do business with Liverpool.
Evan Ndicka (CB) Liverpool never made an offer. Will stay where he is or move to Roma.
Micky van de Ven (CB) Dortmund und and Arsenal have spoken with Wolfsburg and been told he will be agreeing a new contract. It is not on the TMS yet but I understand it has happened. Liverpool and Manchester City were at a game against Dortmund in November - I had assumed to watch JB but van der Ven scored that day. Team Mino have now agreed a new deal so a sale this summer seems unlikely.
Antonio Silva (CB) Benfica say that "many scouts" have been to watch the player - perhaps they are looking for someone to pay his €100M buy out clause - a move at that price seems unlikely but PSG are keen. Juventus and Napoli would want a reduction in the asking price to make any move viable. Looked at by Spurs and Manchester United. For Liverpool perhaps a Konate replacement rather than a Matip replacement - so unlikely.
Perr Schuurs (CB) Only signed from Ajax last summer and an enquiry from Spurs was met with a not for sale - but a €50m offer would make them listen. I doubt any club would value him at half that but Newcastle, Manchester United, and ten Hag knows him well, and Liverpool have sent scouts. A move seems unlikely this sumer.}


1.) 29 May 2023 10:26:48
Ed002 if we pay the release clause for Inacio will that make it ok for us to speak to the player and then sign him without sporting’s permission.
If so if reported fee £39m does not seem to bad in this day and age for his age.

{Ed002's Note - It is not the way to do business.}


2.) 29 May 2023 10:25:53
Great info ED002, I know midfield has to be the priority but central defense is not far behind. Hopefully the club can pick one of these up if they are an improvement on Matip.


3.) 29 May 2023 11:14:28
Come on Mike Gordon. Get that apology ready.


4.) 29 May 2023 12:32:19
Thanks for the info Ed002, top man ??.


 

 

19 May 2023 08:28:39
Some prestigious squad numbers going to be available next season. Particularly 7, 8, 9 and 10.

For fun only who do people predict will be wearing those numbers next season?

7, i think Diaz will get. He wore it at Porto and probably deserves it.
8, hopefully a new midfield signing. Possibly Mount? . Or perhaps Jones or Trent? It'd definitely be nice to see a scouser in the number 8 shirt again.
9, i think will go to Nunez as he wore it at Benfica. Maybe Gakpo but his preffered number is 11.
10, hopefully it'll be MacAllister as that's what he wears at Brighton and he's heavily linked.

MK Scouser

1.) 19 May 2023 08:50:58
I think 10 probably goes to a new signing like McAllister yes. It was available at the start of the season and none of the current players took it. 7 and 9 would be great on Diaz and Nunez respectively.


2.) 19 May 2023 10:03:23
7 will be Rabiot
8 Ward Prowse
9 Nunez
10 Will be left open because we blew our biggest budget in years on numbers 7 and 8.


3.) 19 May 2023 10:07:29
7 for Diaz will be ideal. A proper winger!
I would wait to give Nunez the no.9. For me, he has to prove himself over a full season. Same for Jones and 8. Trent won't switch from 66, it's an iconic number now. If we sign Mcallister for big money, then he will most likely get 10. I feel if we sign Mount, he will take 8.


4.) 19 May 2023 10:39:29
If mount and MacAlister are the signings I think you're bang on MK mount as 8 MacAlister as 10 and Diaz to 7 and Nunez to 9.

Trent I think loves 66 and has marketed it a bit so doubt he'll change.

Jones to 8 would be a huge vow of confidence in him but could be possible more so if we don't get other signings done though I would imagine.


5.) 19 May 2023 11:33:13
I think a young (but expensive) Brummie will get no 8.


6.) 19 May 2023 12:02:03
As if giving Keita wasn’t desecration enough to Gerrard’s legacy, giving it to Mount would be just as bad.


7.) 19 May 2023 12:02:59
Judes number will be? .? Go on amuse me, number 8?


8.) 19 May 2023 19:03:18
I think nobody took the 10 shirt because it was Sadio’s, similarly I could see the 9 shirt taking a season off out of respect for Bobby. I might just be being an old romantic though.


9.) 19 May 2023 19:03:18
I think nobody took the 10 shirt because it was Sadio’s, similarly I could see the 9 shirt taking a season off out of respect for Bobby. I might just be being an old romantic though.


10.) 19 May 2023 19:39:15
Don’t care about the rest but give Darwin 9, I pre ordered the new shirt will Darwin 9 on it.


11.) 19 May 2023 22:20:36
What is it with the numbers thing? Each generation has favourite players. If they don’t do anything to stuff up their reputation, they become legends / the greatest player ever. In 50 years time, assuming the game still exists, there will be new legends and ‘greatest of all times’. 90% of our fans won’t even consider, as an example, what number Stevie G or God played in.


12.) 20 May 2023 06:09:22
I dunno WDW2, I still love the N64 more than the ps5.


 

 

17 May 2023 18:07:40
Looks like Adrian might be getting a new short term deal? The club have officially announced that Ox, Keita, Milner and Firmino will leave at the end of the season when their contracts expire, but no mention of Adrian in the statement despite his contract running out on June 30th.

I guess that makes sense if Kelleher is a potential departure as you wouldn't want to have to find 2 new first team keepers in the summer.

MK Scouser

1.) 17 May 2023 18:19:58
There’s talk about extending Adrian’s contract for a further year, got to say a little surprised on that one.


2.) 17 May 2023 18:20:32
If we are not in need of any non-homegrown slots then I'm fine with it but I do feel back-up goalkeeper is a waste of one of those slots.


3.) 17 May 2023 19:18:43
Dont think our budgets going to stretch far enough to worry about Adrian taking a HG spot somehow! streamlined squad for next year.


 

 

 

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09 Apr 2024 13:48:26
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MK Scouser has written an article entitled, What if Amorim is The Next Liverpool Manager?

MK Scouser

1.) 09 Apr 2024 14:32:33
Nice read that MK. I tend to agree with you and am also quietly confident of a successful transition. let's hope all of us fans (assuming we get him) give him all the support he deserves and we give him to to get his ideas across and keep us going in the right direction!

Fingers Crossed!


2.) 09 Apr 2024 14:55:09
Cheers for that MK, was a good and interesting read.

You said Elliot and Szob would both be well suited to his RW role but aren't them pair quite polar opposite players?

The other thing i thought was when Klopp arrived all the talk was of his 4231 formation which he never really played and i'd say about 98% of his games have been 433 so perhaps we might see similar from Amorim and he might not necessarily play his current Lisbon formation.

Only discussion points mate and look forward to if you reply.


3.) 09 Apr 2024 15:01:36
Lcb, dm specialist and a salah replacement if he goes, possibly a lwb, I think trent would be fine as a wing back, I think sob would be great in one of the no.10s and probably suit elliot better too, could see diaz being sold if the right offer came in only because he prefers to hug the touchline if carlsberg did transfer windows id buy grimaldo, wirtz, Andre and inacio but I can't see that happening unfortunately.


4.) 09 Apr 2024 15:46:54
Trent stayed wide for years until he was told not to. Think he'd Be perfect on the right of the 4.


5.) 09 Apr 2024 16:06:41
Good read MK. But I’ll be shocked if Edwards sells Salah to Saudi Arabia for just £70 million. The scale of how big he is to that side of the world cannot be underestimated, and I’m sure Edwards is fully aware of that. I expect something in the region of £150 million. We are not talking about the spending power of any owners in Europe and that includes PSG, City or Chelsea. £150 million to them is like a couple of British Sterling Pounds to us. Plus they will make that back and then some from shirt sales, merchandise and the eyes he will bring to their league.

I agree with you on Szobo. Yes he has been below his standards but he is suffering terribly from the 4-3-3 formation and tactics. He is doing way too much because the system means he has to. He is a 10/ inside forward, there is no debate on that . He performs best just behind the centre forward with license to express himself. We have seen this movie play out with Mac Allister when he was getting called out by a lot of our fans earlier this season. I and many others maintained the stance that he is class but but is being played as a DM, hence why he was struggling. Thing with Mac Allister is it was obvious to a lot of us that was the reason. It’s not being noticed as much with Szobo, and I’m unsure why.

It’s no coincidence he goes off to play for Hungary, in his favoured position mind and instantly turns into the main man, shooting from distance, scoring and assisting. Just how he has been throughout his career, whether that was at RB Leipzig or Salzburg. He also looks like he has lost his near enough all his confidence, and I’m certain it’s to do with the way he is being asked to play, and his general play her become way below his usual standards as a result. You only have to look at the fact he is hesitant to shoot, which is his main strength and looks a shell of his former self. But if Amorim comes, watch him explode in the same way Mac Allister did when played in his preferred position. You mentioned Trent and staying wide. I think he will thrive as a right sided full back in Amorims system. Amorim is tactical exceptional and if you watch them he deploys like a lopsided approached in different phases of play. Trent will have the license of pushing all the way forward when the lopsided approach is to the right, and we will see the assist numbers racking up again. When the lopsided approach favours the left side he can create from a deeper position, which we know he can do. Against inferior opponents the two full backs will push up forming a front 5 with the 3 forwards.

A left sided centre back is 100% required and even before talk of Amorim or Klopp announcing he was leaving. Inacio has been constantly linked with a move to us. Now it appears Amorim will be confirmed in the upcoming weeks as our new manager, I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t bring Inacio with him. As for Diaz, I really like him as a player and don’t want him to leave. But I have previously mentioned the fact that there are too many things pointing to a summer exit. PSG links, persistent wide spread media talk of an exit, Ed2 mentioning an exit is possibility. And that inexplicable recent interview from his father (search on youtube) talking about son wanting to play for a top European side, more specifically a Spanish side.



No matter what, with Amorim as manager, Hughes as SD and Edwards sitting above everyone. I am really excited for the players that will come through the door in the summer. And even more excited for the style of play Amorim will bring with him. Safe to say, excited times ahead!


6.) 09 Apr 2024 16:08:37
Oh nice, I didn't realise it had been posted as an article! Cheers Eds.

2Shoes, I'm excited and confident. I think Klopp has built the club up like Shanks did and the next manager (most likely Amorim) has the foundations to be even more successful in terms of silverware, as Paisley was.

JK23, I think Elliott and Szoboszlai are quite different players but both would play the role well in a different way. Elliott is more creative and measured whilst Szoboszlai is more direct and aggressive, but they both do there best work in the same half spaces between the midfield and defence. Both not shy of a shot from the edge of the area either. As for Amorim maybe changing tactics, that's a fair point. I think he might be a philosophy type coach who sticks to his beliefs personally, but there is of course a chance he might adjust them for English football. I'm only speculating of course. No worries though mate, all fair discussion points to bring up!

Gmil, I do think Diaz could adapt to fit in somewhere. Or maybe Amorim would adapt the system for him? I'm just concerned about his dads comments. He is constantly talking about Real Madrid and Barcelona being their dream move. I think Diaz's people will be pushing for it behind the scenes and he'd certainly not look out of place at either club would he!

Jude, do you think Trent would go back to it now? Now he's had a taste of a central role I don't know if he'd happily play on the right. For example, Gerrard wouldn't! He called it the ghost shift in his book and I think Trent always had designs on being the heir to Stevie. Only time will tell but I make you right on one thing, the old Trent who used to make overlaps on the outside would be perfect for Amorim's system. I'm just not convinced that you can turn him back into that player. I think the transition to an inverted full back was as much down to Trent's natural desire and instinct to be in the midfield than Klopp's tactical decision, but I could be wrong there. I think Klopp embraced it for sure, but I just get the impression Trent would've pushed for it.


7.) 09 Apr 2024 16:33:44
I have heard that our new manager is bringing one of his centre backs with him . matip is gone and Konate while brilliant is very injury prone, Salah is off in the summer so he needs to be replaced, another top striker also , Jota is our best but miss nuhalf the season, , we all love Nunez bout he is hot and cold lack of composure.


8.) 09 Apr 2024 16:45:55
Gerrard hated it because he was one of the best central midfielders on the planet, Trent has done nothing to prove he is even an adequate one. What taste for the central role? been a spare man for little over half a season and having all the time in the world to play star quarterback? Said this a few times on here, i would love for people on here to be right and for Trent to excel in the middle if he ends up there but while that's not a given we KNOW 100% that Trent would absolutely fly on the right with less defensive responcibilities and free to become an assist king again.


9.) 09 Apr 2024 16:48:58
Cheers for the reply MK.

I'll be honest i know very little of Amorim but what i do know is Klopp is leaving one hell of a squad for whoever does come in.

Usually new managers are coming in because the previous one was sacked and things aren't going well. Well the new manager has the opposite here.


10.) 09 Apr 2024 18:25:39
Nice post that, Alonso. If we could get more for Salah, then Edwards is probably the right man for the job. He drives a hard bargain to his credit. Also totally agree on Szoboszlai. Said similar on the Discussion page earlier. He was always seen as a future star in the front 3 during his time in the Red Bull School of Football. No reason to think he can't still thrive there under the right manager.

Kop that, who would you personally choose as the striker, regardless of actual interest? Someone like Osihmen perhaps?

Jude, i think he's had a taste as the inverted right back for us but also Southgate has been playing him there for England. He might fancy himself as a midfielder long term and Bradley is arguably stronger defensively as a right back. I do take your point though, Trent is one of the best crossers of a ball in world football so it seems a waste to not have him wide.

JK23, the squad Klopp is leaving is so young and full of promise that i think the next manager if they are of sufficient quality and character, would find it harder to fail!


11.) 09 Apr 2024 18:54:59
My bad for the typos in my post above. Autocorrect and I have a love hate relationship, but it’s more hate of late ?

@MK. 100% mate. Once Szobo gets going and is in a system where he can thrive. That’s potentially 10-15 league goals.


12.) 09 Apr 2024 21:42:08
yes be interesting t see a new formation and where Trent and Szob fits in to get the best out of them . well put together MK,
a new manager always has the funds for a couple of players, my guess is a centre back and striker,
Baj is back so he can rotate with Endo,
its going to be exciting very much so .


13.) 09 Apr 2024 21:52:47
Mo will be in his last year, so I think the time to sell him for 100mil+ has passed.


14.) 09 Apr 2024 23:03:46
Mo is off to one of the Saudi teams and yes 100 mill plus will get him . Mo is already a Legend, one of our best ever players, broken records just for fun, sadly I think his legs have gone, and the time is right to cash in, and use the funds to bring in a much younger forward, who can play across the forward line .
some iffy news coming out that Diaz agent has spoken to PSG, could be just fake news, only his father has spoken about a transfer also .


15.) 10 Apr 2024 04:08:42
I don't think Salah will go for 100m + now. Saudi teams aren't as desperate to bring in big names and are planning on building from the ground up instead, in addition to that he's looking very spent at the most important part of the season and hasn't got long on his contract.

Also absolutely nobody else is interested. The 70m mk mentioned is probably the max we will get now.


16.) 10 Apr 2024 07:32:40
£70 million isn’t a bad return for a player we’ve got the best years out of, into his 30s and only cost £30 million donkeys years ago.


17.) 10 Apr 2024 23:04:53
We will surely get more than 70 million, for Mo, he is still getting his goal or assist in every game, plus if we can bag another Trophy, that will add on a few million.


 

 

01 Apr 2024 14:19:33
Title run in is going to be so exciting. The key games I can see twists in are the away fixtures against top 10 opposition. I think the home form of all 3 teams is strong enough to see off all comers, but on the road it's rearely easy in this league now.

Arsenal must play away to Brighton, United, Wolves and Spurs. City must play away to Brighton and Spurs. Liverpool must play away to United, West Ham and Villa. 9 huge games to watch there. City on paper with the easiest run in but they also have the most ground to make up. Arsenal with the toughest run in but they have nice cushion in the GD column. We sit top right now but United and Villa in particular are going to be games we have to perform at our best for.

Imagine if we have a 3 way race on the last day. I honestly don't think there has been an era with 3 teams this strong since the Premier League rebranding. All 3 contenders have a legitimate shot at 90+ points. They're that good that if all 3 won the last 9 games in a row people wouldn't even be surprised. In fact the league is so strong that an English team is the favourite for all 3 European competitions. I just hope we can hold on so Klopp goes out on a massive high!

MK Scouser

1.) 01 Apr 2024 14:36:50
Are we not away to Everton as wel?.


2.) 01 Apr 2024 14:52:14
With all due respect MK, i hope by the last day we have it wrapped up and i can stop checking result like with feverish fervour!


3.) 01 Apr 2024 15:11:20
We need to learn from past experience stay humble and go about are buisness professionally. we are in squeaky bum time.


4.) 01 Apr 2024 16:34:00
I would say we potentially have trickier games left than the other two, especially as all our home form is so strong

I think:
We have 4 away games left
Arsenal have 3
City have 3

Arguably our away fixtures look tougher than the other 2, and we have 4 away games in the bounce including Atalanta in a short space of time

I can see it going to the last day.


5.) 01 Apr 2024 17:20:05
It's pretty simple - win all 9 remaining league games and we'll bag no20. No other mindset will do.


6.) 01 Apr 2024 17:20:06
Mk was it not a 3 way fight between Liverpool Everton and west ham in the 80s and King Kenny got the winner against Chelsea to win the league? Think that was the last time could be wrong though.


7.) 01 Apr 2024 18:01:01
I though previous to yesterday that only games city would possibly drop points in where arsenal + spurs, but watching them yesterday I thought they looked tired, bit flat and heavy legged. Wouldn't surprise me if they dropped points this week against villa r palace. We have some v tough away games in run in as well and think we drop points in some of them. Arsenal i think will draw a blank in a game that everybody expects them to win. All in all any of 3 could v easily win it, thpught city all along but not so sure now.


8.) 01 Apr 2024 18:18:47
MKS for me, all we did was "Win The MatchDay Week" this weekend and that much is clear. it does not mean anything more than that cos there are way too many games and a whole 27 points left to play for. That is a lot of points still on the table, man. Each team can drop point literally anywhere if you look at what teams have taken points from them.

Klopp has said it best. Nobody will be popping champagne bottles after this weekend and going into midweek or even next weekend. All we have to do is focus on the game at hand cos that is ALL we can control and Im sure Klopp and the boys have that mindset. Just my take.


9.) 01 Apr 2024 18:53:11
Haven’t they got forest and Luton too? Not easy games when they fighting to stay up. Think all 3 run ins have there pitfalls.


10.) 01 Apr 2024 19:17:04
We won’t beat Fulham away!


11.) 01 Apr 2024 19:25:06
Liverpool and Arsenal will probably drop a couple points, but I think city are on the decline and might just throw this one away.
Hell of a title race, shame we took 4 points from you both and and still sit 2nd!


12.) 01 Apr 2024 19:32:52
27 points to play for and 27 league games to decide the title.

Who’s going to hold their nerve and get over the line. Can’t wait for Sheff Utd on Thursday and we’re the last team to play on match day 30 so we’ll know exactly how the other 2 have done come kick off.


13.) 01 Apr 2024 23:11:09
we really need to stop conceding silly early goals, or its 2nd place maybe . think all 3 teams will drop points, so its going to be very interesting indeed, its very hard to choose a winner, maybe its who dropps the most points .


14.) 02 Apr 2024 00:00:00
I see all three teams dropping points. May the best team win it, I believe it'll be us and it'll come to the last game or two before it's decided. Exciting times ahead.


15.) 02 Apr 2024 04:02:41
Love the run in especially when your sitting at the top of the table ohhh yeahhh
I thought beating Brighton was my highlight of the week but it's Klopp and Sean Cox interaction together that wins it easy
Keep fighting Sean.


16.) 02 Apr 2024 10:39:10
You got that right, @Kop that. It's getting boring now and frankly, annoying.


17.) 02 Apr 2024 11:12:40
My feeling about City, and Inposte dishes a few weeks back, is that they’ll slide out of the race. Fine margins and everything but I just see them fading leaving it To us and Arsenal.


18.) 02 Apr 2024 15:34:30
Call me crazy but I'd love to win it on the last day. I crave an Aguerooooo moment of our own!


 

 

25 Aug 2023 17:27:13
Appreciate this is just a random name and also that Sporting have an issue with us, but if Salah left I'd love us to sign Marcus Edwards as his replacement. More of a creator and a ball carrier than a ruthless goalscorer like Salah, but there really isn't another right winger like our Mo so it's futile trying to come up with a replacement who can do what he does. Edwards is also homegrown and only 24 years old. He took Spurs apart in Europe.

MK Scouser

1.) 25 Aug 2023 18:05:25
MK, agree with above and think if we replace Salah we will need to build a system around Nunez if we want him to succeed so I would think we would go for a more creative winger like Diaz rather than someone who likes to play in the same way as Salah.


2.) 25 Aug 2023 19:03:46
Spot on Brummyred. Szobozlai on the right of a 4-2-3-1 formation. Nunez/ Jota as centre forward.
Diaz, Trent, Mac Allister, Elliott, Szobzlai and Gapko in the 3 behind.
Thiago, Endo and Bajcetic in the 2 in front of the back four.

{Ed025's Note - Jota should be nowhere near the starting team for me mate, from the bench at best..


3.) 25 Aug 2023 20:19:23
So what are you saying Hand me down, Any money we got from selling Salah, there is no need to invest in another player because we have got it covered.


4.) 25 Aug 2023 22:53:05
Elliot Ness, it should be invested in another holding
Midfielder, a right back and one centre half at a minimum.


5.) 25 Aug 2023 23:27:01
Elliot - I think there are two parts and they can both be true. 1 - we will need to replace Salah. 2 - if we can't do it in this window then we have cover until the next window.


6.) 26 Aug 2023 00:03:24
Yea I like Marcus edwards. Wondered when he’d get his move back to PL.


7.) 25 Aug 2023 22:55:10
I would definitely start with Nunez and Jota is just an alternative option when required Ed 25.

{Ed025's Note - my forward line would be Diaz on the left, Mo on the right, Nunez in the middle with Gakpo just behind him in a false 9 HMDR, if things were going tits up i would bring Jota on for the last 15/20 minutes, just my opinion though mate..


 

 

My current outlook on the Liverpool FC squad

23 Jul 2023 12:13:08
{Ed's Note - MK Scouser has posted a new article entitled, My current outlook on the Liverpool FC squad

MK Scouser

1.) 23 Jul 2023 12:25:07
Good write up, MK.

Only additional comment would be that I’d look to two centrebacks as we know that whatever system we play they will have to patrol a lot of ground. We have 3 injury prone CBs and Virgil who has started picking up niggles.


2.) 23 Jul 2023 12:28:37
Very good post!


3.) 23 Jul 2023 12:57:42
Yes that covers most bases.
On the CBs, Matip takes a fair bit of stick from parts of the fan base but with the amount of change happening in a short while, he'll probably still be around this season.
I'd like to see some pace added at CB, perhaps van de Ven.

A couple of new midfielders for me, with Thiago looking like he will leave. Lavia and one other?

Problems-wise, possibly the experience thing.
Integration of new players may disrupt rhythm for the first part of the season, though these days most top players are familiar with the press and the more commonly used tactics.
I'd add injuries as the perennial worry, especially in midfield which has the highest attrition rate on the pitch.
It'd be interesting if someone could look at how often injury strikes the team, it feels like we lose a player maybe every 4 or 5 matches?
So, incomings, I'd like 3 but it wouldn't surprise me if it were 2 but things seems to change by the day almost.


4.) 23 Jul 2023 14:14:04
My sentiments exactly, MKS.

Bravo, Monsieur.


5.) 23 Jul 2023 13:56:27
Mk cheers for the article and good read.

Quick question to yourself and others. You mention we need to sign a top Centre back now. Which I fully agree with.

But the centre backs we seem to be getting linked too, are any of them actually top quality?

I’m only asking because I probably watch 1 hundredth of the football others seem to watch on here so I couldn’t answer the question myself but I’ve not heard of so many of them.

But there again I didn’t know who Szobozlai was either but I’m extremely excited by him.

So wanted others thoughts on what centre half they’d like us to get outside of Gvardiol who Ed has said isn’t on the table.


6.) 23 Jul 2023 14:43:22
Good post that Adam, pretty much covers everything

I agree, it's defensively we need to recruit for now a good cdm and a top cb would make this a great transfer window.


7.) 23 Jul 2023 14:52:28
MK - Great post. Interesting you have 4 or 5 lads listed in your 24 that have very little premier league experience between them. Plus 4 goalkeepers. Plus Konate, Matip, Thiago are prone to injury. Of course Bradley, Doak can make the step up but the squad quite urgently needs at least 1 defensive midfielder and a left sided centre back.


8.) 23 Jul 2023 16:03:53
Very good round up of where we are Adam, cheers.


9.) 23 Jul 2023 18:28:59
Good post, esp the part about "no need for panic".

I do however think one DM and one CD would be enough to get us really competitive. But then the DM needs to be a true top, top player, with a solid injury record. Ideally with some experience at the highest level. If we go with one DM this player X, with Bajcetic as understudy is fine- wouldn't want to block SB:s progress, think he'll be a real player for us.

If we go with double pivote- well there are all kinds of options then, might even let Thiago shine if he stays.


10.) 23 Jul 2023 19:11:24
Cheers for this Adam!


11.) 23 Jul 2023 19:13:53
It's a though one JK, i don't think any we've been legitimately linked with are top class. But a few did have the potential to be top class at a push.

Thanks everyone. Appreciate all your replies!


12.) 23 Jul 2023 20:23:00
Good post Adam and I agree with most of it as well, very calm and logical, no need to panic ?

Hopefully we will see two or three more quality signings joining us in the coming weeks.

One thing I noticed you prefer Harvey Elliott RW, I've noticed other posters have as well previously. I really like him CM (on the right as well) . I think he's well suited for being involved a lot and a bit better at keeping things moving than he is at flying past players from the wing. Anyway, good to have him on the books and hopefully he will have a good season.


 

 

06 Jul 2023 08:21:36
This is purely my personal opinion but I do not believe Thiago or Henderson will leave this summer and nor should they be allowed to. They are extremely proud individuals and both will fully believe they have a part to play going forward despite being 32 and 33 years old respectively. I also don't think Fabinho will leave although I'm less concerned if he does. He is still only 29 though, he's only had 1 bad season, and he and his wife love Liverpool deeply.

As much as the midfield needed rebuilding you can't strip all of the experience and leadership out of the dressing room in one fell swoop. It was a huge impact off the field when Lallana left, and Milner going will be a similar story. It makes little to no sense to rush Hendo and Thiago out of the club at the same time as Milner. Thiago was our best midfielder last season in my opinion and Hendo is our captain. Both are continually credited with helping new/ young players settle, and also driving up the standards.

I don't think it's a given they all stay, but I just don't believe any of them will leave in the end. Midfield is sorted as far as I'm concerned, especially with Trent's new role. Mac, Jones and Dom give us the ability to press properly again, and from the hybrid role Trent has added that additional recovery pace which the midfield lacked, as evidenced by his exceptional ball recovery at the back end of last season (ranked 1st in the league.

I personally would sell Fabinho and sign a new DM so please don't hound me about us needing to do so because I agree. I just don't think it will happen because i can't see Fab wanting to leave. My main point is Thiago and Hendo are key components in the leadership group though and i would not be rushing them out the door for a Saudi pay day.

MK Scouser

1.) 06 Jul 2023 09:24:18
Wholeheartedly agree MK, I swear some people think it’s fifa where team understanding, chemistry and mood are unaffected by replacing most of your starting 11 in one go.

We’ve done great business so far and already looking much stronger for it. We know have bajetic, szob and mac who aren’t going to be constantly injured like their predecessors. This means we can manage Hendo, Thiago and Fabs time on the pitch and not overuse them.


2.) 06 Jul 2023 09:25:16
I’d love nothing more than Thiago to have a swan song season with us and remain injury free.

I think putting younger fresher legs and better ball players in with him as well as being able to rotate him we could hopefully see the elite version of him next season.

Obviously what People want and what people get are two different things.


3.) 06 Jul 2023 09:32:39
Agree. We can't do a Souness and just get rid of everyone.


4.) 06 Jul 2023 09:46:35
Great (30,000 feet) analysis, MKS. We sometimes don't see the forest from the trees.


5.) 06 Jul 2023 09:59:55
Lallana’s departure had a huge impact off the field? Hmmm. I missed that bit. Did Milly and Hendo cry?


6.) 06 Jul 2023 10:41:30
All I can go off is Thiagos history with Liverpool and I feel he has had a lot of injuries. Our midfield is the engine room and needs rotation to keep players fresh. Once players needed to do more to cover for other injury prone players, Keita/ Thiago then it created extra stress on the others causing further injuries.

He is clearly a wonderful player but if we had to lose another midfielder to get a lavia type player in, I think it would be a no brainer.

As for Hendo, I don't want him to be a starter but I think his leadership and experience could be massive for the club in a similar manner Kompany was for city. Good footballers can be replaced but good leaders are hard to find.

I may be in the minority here but I think Fab could have a good season, the legs had gone across the midfield and, in my opinion wasn't given enough protection. Klopp called him the hoover for a reason and I hope a freshened up midfield can get him back to his best.


7.) 06 Jul 2023 11:02:04
I normally agree with you Adam, and on Hendo I certainly do. Like I said a couple of days ago, I would be more than happy to allow him to see out his contract with us and either sign a new one or move wherever he wishes to on a free. He deserves that and more for the (currently) 12+ years of service he has given us.

I'm not so sure on Thiago. Is he part of our leadership group? I may have missed that. He is a silky midfielder, but can he operate in our current system and can he stay fit?

Of the 3, I would rather Thiago move on to make wage space for others, personally. I especially think that free transfers should be reserved for those who have given the service to the club over a period of time, like Hendo, Milly, Trent (in time to come - easy to forget he is closing in on 200 appearances for us already and he's still only 24) etc.


8.) 06 Jul 2023 11:06:57
Gvardiol, i agree mate. Easy to forget that 15 months ago we were going for the quadruple with Thiago, Fabinho and Hendo. Now though none of them are good enough for the squad. I don't get that attitude. They were probably knackered last season and for me the problem was that Ox, Arthur and Keita offered absolutely zero rotation. The emergence of Baj couplef with Mac and Dom changes the landscape. Fab, Thiago and Hendo finally have legitimate cover/ competition which will hopefully help them find some form and give them time to recover. Jones's resurgence is also a big boost.

JK23 i'm hoping for the same. Thiago with legs around him can still offer us sonething.

Spot on thomas194. Evolution, not revolution.

Thanks Delvecs. It's hard to take a step back after the season we just had but a couple new additions and a change of tactics should put us back on the map.

FPF, the players said as much in interviews. Of course it impacts you when a long standing close friend departs. And also the summer Lallana and Lovren left (2 big personalities) was preceded by one of our worst seasons under Klopp. CB crisis didn't help but you can't underestimate the importance of characters in the dressing room. We have lost Carvalho, Ramsay, Milner, Arthur, Ox, Keita and Bobby already. Phillips and Williams will likely follow putting our departure list up to 9 first team players. We shouldn't be over doing it in my opinion. Looking at who has left we need to focus now on finding a solution for centre back competition and a reserve right back. Maybe it can be done internally with Quansah and Bradley, or maybe we need to dip into the market for a player like Pavard, Timber or Geertruida who can cover RB and CB.

Either way I'm not overly keen on forcing out too many more players. At a push I'd look to replacing Gomez and Fabinho if we can find good offers for them and good replacements. The big characters like Matip, Thiago and Hendo shouldn't be thrown out the same summer we lost Bobby and Milner though. Just my opinion mate.

{Ed001's Note - knackered or just not fit enough due to a very poorly planned pre-season? Klopp admitted he got it all wrong.}


9.) 06 Jul 2023 11:08:03
We bought the metronome Thiago and tried to use him like a prime Kante. No surprise his body keeps breaking down.

That is on the coaches, not the player.


10.) 06 Jul 2023 11:27:23
Nice post MK. Personally I'd let Thiago go, love the guy as a player but the injuries have just been too much, I do take your point about more cover helping though and would love to see him have a great season with us. As per Ed 01, its good to hear Klopp realizes the mistake. Hopefully we get back to high intensity.
Personally I'm really excited and optimistic for the season coming up. Hoping the squad feel they have something to prove after last season.


11.) 06 Jul 2023 13:05:10
Great point Ed001, and another reason not to hastily write off 3 players who were our best midfield 12 months ago.


12.) 06 Jul 2023 13:22:48
Zeddicus, certainly a few players have mentioned Thiago as a huge influence. Nunez and Bajcetic in particular. Thiago has been translating all the tactics for Nunez.


13.) 06 Jul 2023 13:23:57
Out pre-season was our killer last season.

We were still playing pre-season games after our first PL game against Fulham dammit.

At the time, I even ridiculed City for only playing 2 pre-season games, and unless I'm mistaken, 1 of them was the community shield. and we know how they ended the season

Pre-season goes a long way to determine the type of season a team will have. If Klopp has admitted he got it wrong, then the 1st step to improvement is admitting fault, so well done sir. Let's learn from this.


14.) 06 Jul 2023 13:27:18
Indeed. Easy to talk about players performance on the pitch. A bit harder to talk about coaches performance on the training ground and white board.

(Although a lot of people on this site have got it in for Pep. and not Klopp) .


15.) 06 Jul 2023 15:14:34
The problem we have is we don’t have the finances to keep up with Man City, Chelsea and so on. So surely it’s better to cash in on older players if we can upgrade on them rather than lose them for free. I’d definitely let Thiago go, no doubting he’s a great footballer but with injuries and such it hasn’t worked out for him at Liverpool and I can’t see his injuries getting better. Fabinho form dropped so drastically I’m not sure he’ll rediscover it. Henderson’s legs have gone, everyone can see that. I’d be happy to keep him on if he’s prepared to play a bit part however if a Saudi club made a reasonable offer for him surely we’d have to consider it? Jones needs to kick on next season, hopefully a few good games at the end of last season and a good run in the u21’s should do him some good. I’m still not convinced thou at the minute, hopefully he proves me wrong.


16.) 06 Jul 2023 18:31:20
Our pre season seemed ok when we beat City in the Charity shield.

A week later when it went t##s up against Fulham and Utd it looked like a lack of desire than lack of fitness.


 

 

 

MK Scouser's rumour replies

 

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05 Apr 2024 14:31:57
Ed002, of all the players/ managers you've mentioned in recent days, Inacio and Neto coming in with Amorim would be nice!

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05 Apr 2024 12:25:13
I'd highly doubt any strikers are of interest to us right now Ed002! It's far from a priority given we are the top scorers in Europe this season and the focus is more likely to be on a more suitable Salah replacement if he decides to go to Saudi.

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{Ed002's Note - Out and out strikers, I agree. Liverpool have continued to scout versatile forwards. as you say, a CB and areplacement for Salah will be priorities.}


 

 

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05 Apr 2024 11:15:24
Great player but not really a like for like Salah replacement. He was very good up front with Wilson though, so if we did ever show interest in the future, he could maybe dovetail well with Nunez if the new manager played with 2 up front.

If we were to look at adding a striker, Solanke might be a very good choice for us. Hughes will have good connections at Bournemouth and Solanke already know Liverpool well from his time here. I just don't think it's a priority position though unless there is a huge shift in our style of play this summer so we're unlikely to have any serious interest in strikers right now.

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04 Apr 2024 16:12:30
Dhfc, agree on Szoboszlai. He flourishes further forward for Hungary.

Also worth noting that Amorim normally has one of the back 3 step out into the midfield at times, and Bajcetic originally came to us as a young CB I believe, so he could even be tailor made for that particular role? I think ever since Bradley's rise, we've been destined to eventually see a Trent/ Macca midfield at some point, so Bajcetic might need to find another niche if he wants to be a regular starter as in Trent and Macca you have 2 absolutely elite level distributors of the ball.

Our squad is so rich with young talent that it's extremely malleable for the next manager to put his stamp on it without having to go crazy in the market.

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01 Apr 2024 14:48:52
It's quite amusing LiverpoolFC8, seeing how emotionally charged the debate has become. Gareth Southgate would be an illogical choice mind you. There is no evidence he can succeed at club level and his tactics are stagnant, putting it politely.

As for Roberto de Zerbi, I think there's been a lot of hyperbole about him from both ends of the spectrum. Some say he's a genius and the natural Guardiola successor. Others say he's absolutely useless. The truth probably lies somewhere in between. Brighton are great to watch, but I think he needs to fine tune his philosophy for a few more years because I enjoy his teams as a neutral but not sure it'd be quite so fun if I had a dog in the fight!

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13 Apr 2024 16:04:07
I was really gutted about his comments in the interview with TNT. He was asked if he'd miss European nights at Anfield and in short, he basically said he wouldn't. I think he's ready to call it a day already. Feels like he's staying until the summer as a courtesy with comments like that.

I really hope he can find another couple of months of energy and charisma for us.

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12 Apr 2024 14:28:04
Agree fully about the width statement, Ed001. Their 3rd goal last night was totally avoidable. If Gomez hadn't been tucked in midfield behind their press, Szoboszlai would've had a simple pass out to the right back position. Instead, he delayed waiting for Gomez to drop back into space and ended up getting caught on the ball.

It's costing us goals at both ends of the pitch.

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11 Apr 2024 09:34:28
Ed001, do you think Carvalho might have a chance if Amorim comes in? I know he made some silly comments about Klopp whilst he was away at Leipzig but there is maybe a chance for a fresh start now. I always felt he wasn't quite right for Klopp's version of a 4-3-3 as he wasn't quite suited to being a winger or a wide midfielder, and was a bit physically weak at a young age to play as a 9 or a false 9.

However with Amorim favouring two no.10 style players just off the striker, on paper that could suit him in my opinion. He's having a good end to the season with Hull City for sure. Just not sure how much damage he's done his reputation amongst coaching staff and team mates. Or if what he said was potentially blown out of proportion even.

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{Ed001's Note - I am sure that whoever replaces Klopp will want to look at footage of him and if he has done enough, they will give him a chance in pre-season to show what he has. Then it will be up to the lad. Usually a new manager will want to give everyone a clean slate and start afresh.

Personally I am just not convinced he has the fight in him, that was why RBL were not impressed. He didn't work hard enough for their liking.}


 

 

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11 Apr 2024 09:03:38
Ar Ay, sorry if I didn't make it clear enough mate but I was intending to criticise Goldstein/ Talksport, not you. My point was that the comments when in context don't deserve a reactionary response, but Talksport and other media outlets haven't publicised them in context. They've done it as clickbait and soundbites. They goaded him into making comments they could monetise. I was only really looking to add the context to the discussion before Ince got lynched for something he didn't actually say or at the very least intend to say as it's come across in the wider media.

If I hadn't been listening to the show when he made the comments I would've definitely had the same reaction as you based off of what has been reported out, because that is what they wanted. They're very good at it which is why they make so much money from football fans. They know how emotional we all are about our teams and favourite players.

Sorry if you felt judged though mate, wasn't my intention at all, hence why I never name dropped you and focused my original reply more on defending Ince and calling out Goldstein/ Talksport.

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10 Apr 2024 15:58:56
I listened to it on the radio live as he made the comments in a conversation with Andy Goldstein and honestly, Goldstein was just coaxing him into a soundbite that would make a good clickbait headline.

Having heard the comments in context, I don't see the need to have such a reactionary view on what Ince said. He followed this line up by saying Salah is therefore world class. The statement about him not being a world class footballer was purely with regard to his all around game. Something I regularly see and hear Liverpool fans saying online and down the pub. Ince did also go on to say he hopes Liverpool win the league so he wasn't trying to be anti-Liverpool. He just got led down a path where whatever he said was going to make a headline for Talksport that would generate a reaction. If he'd called him a complete forward with no weaknesses you'd have rival fans all over Ince instead.

Ince was actually very good on the show by the way and he's the first ex-United pundit I've heard who gave a balanced view on Mainoo, pointing out how he was a huge part of why Man United were so weak in midfield against us, despite his wonder goal. Most other people don't want to acknowledge that Mainoo is all over the place positionally, doesn't track runners and gives the ball away sloppily all over the pitch. Instead they focus purely on his neat footwork, 5 yard passes and the 2 wonder goals he's scored. It was refreshing to hear an ex-United pundit not going over the top with hyperbole about a kid who has thus far looked out of his depth in multiple games but has albeit showed in flashes that he could be special.

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