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23 May 2017 20:43:29
Of the rumoured players the best summer would be:

Pereira, sessegnon (being loaned) Keita, Luan and brandt with sturridge staying and origi going on loan. With a clear out of unwanted players. Solid team with depth!


1.) 23 May 2017 22:17:43
Origi on loan? Whatever for? The boy needs to either be playing regularly, either as an often used sub or starter, or he needs to be moved on. A loan does not help him now. He needs to be allowed to grow at our level, or moved on for his own career.

2.) 23 May 2017 22:47:18
I agree with Adz28.

Origi has already been out on loan before, for Lille. There is no point doing it again.

Personally, I believe Origi will come good, has all the physical attributes required to be a very good striker. He just needs to work on certain things in training with the coaches and find some consistency. Origi is a talented boy but I suspect even he doesn't know what style of striker he wants to be. Is he more suited to a poacher like striker, hold up, false nine or perhaps a more complete striker who can do a little of everything. Right now, Origi does not know how to compliment the teams style. Needs time but.

3.) 23 May 2017 23:14:05
Because he needs to play regularly in his preferred role (cf) . The big problem with his game is actual experience and regular games, he ATM 3rd choice. Although he can play wide he is a striker and his only chance to learn the role is on loan. Although he could dislodge them he would need sturridge and firmino to lose their place. We have important games and we want to win trophies, so klopp will probably start him in cup games. think he'd be better going on loan to a team that could start him regularly.

4.) 23 May 2017 23:57:41
I don't think it's such a bad idea. He's still young and learning. I think it'd be ok if it was a PL club. Look what a loan move did for Lukaku. It's about finding the right team and manager.

5.) 24 May 2017 00:25:14
He was first pick in the Europe league before he got injured. Origi has work on a lot of things this year he now can hold the ball up when Klopp first come in can anyone remember how many times he was losing the ball.

Origi for me should stay at this club he will get his chance next season.

6.) 24 May 2017 00:40:09
So who do we loan him out to then? Another Premier League team, thus bolstering their capabilities, whilst diminishing our squad? Or a foreign team, so that the experience he gets has no real benefit to him for playing in the premier league? He is best to stay with us, train with us, win his place in the team. If he can't, then we should move him on. Klopp has preferred him over Sturridge for a lot of this season, even when Sturridge was fit. I think he can grow to become a really useful player for us, but it needs to be with us, week in week out. Loan is pointless now.

7.) 24 May 2017 01:36:14
Ok but how many goals has he scored? That's what he's supposed to do. I just think a loan move might help him develop faster. Right now it's a bit stop start. I think other players have taken time to make more of an impact.

8.) 24 May 2017 06:11:28
Back end of last season he really made improvements and I thought he would turn out to be a good player after initially looking poor but he just hasn't kicked on this season and he's now played over 100 first team matches so he has had plenty of time to develop.
I'd say this season is make or break for him, if a decent offer came in for him I would personally sell (probably make a good profit) or if not he has to establish himself as a starter. I hope he can kick on but I'm not holding my breath.

{Ed025's Note - impact sub at best for me craig..

9.) 24 May 2017 12:28:59
Origi has played an important role in a squad that has got champions league football hopefully next year.

I think and hope he will have a bigger role in each further season that he stays with us.

He may not reach his peak for another 5 years.

There are a few on here who are very negative towards Origi but can't answer when asked what other forward at the club could play the role asked of Origi this season. To hold the ball up and lay it off.



22 May 2017 20:57:45
So from what eds said best bet is

Pereira, seesegnon, Brandt, luan and robertson

If we keep coutinho I'd be made up with that.


1.) 22 May 2017 21:01:42
I think kieta aswell.

2.) 22 May 2017 21:06:10
Take out Robertson and include someone the caliber of Mendy and I would be very happy with our transfer season. Luan, still have questions over, but the others seems like a decent group of players.

Brandt, Pereira and one of the left back signings would go right into the first 11, in my opinion. Still hopeful of us signing one centre mid, hopefully Keita or Paredes, as I think either one would be the perfect addition to the team.

3.) 22 May 2017 21:11:38
Well I'm sorry if this happens. Questions need to be ask because we clearly know the are problems and there not fixing them . There's no excuses left now we got the manger we got champions league football so if this happens it shows the oweners don't what to win this.

4.) 22 May 2017 21:27:42
Not sure Luan or Robertson are needed.

With Perreira and Sessegnon we would have enough defensively. And unless a striker leaves I wouldn't go for Luan.

5.) 22 May 2017 21:29:18
That is not what Ed002 has said. He said there is interest in these players among others.

Also with CL now a very real possibility, I think LFC need to perhaps look at a higher calibre of player.

6.) 22 May 2017 21:48:32
Brandt and Perreira are of high quality. As are Mendy, Naby Keita and Sessegnon would Ed01 all alluded to.


7.) 22 May 2017 22:52:31
I think you're all missing the point here. How many of us thought Mane was as good as he is? Wanyama? Kane? THe player is the raw material but it's then about how you use them. Stop judging players on how they play at their current clubs under their current manager and trust the men that matter to get the right ones and use them in the right way.

8.) 23 May 2017 02:49:42
Brandt, Perreira, Mendy and a CB (I feel Lovren isn't good enough to start) would do me.

I think we would have enough goals coming from Firmino, Coutinho, Mane, Brandt, Sturridge. and Can, Lallana and Gini chipping in at times. No need for a striker unless we lose Sturridge. Even then it might be ok with Origi, Ings and a youngster.

I love Sessegnon's potential but for me he needs another season so if we buy him I'd like him as second choice or out on loan. not sure he'd be keen to be second choice.

9.) 23 May 2017 08:14:07
Lovren isn't good enough to start but he's just been given a new contract worth £100k per week.
Somebody at the club sees Lovren as a vital cog, doubt he'll spend much time on the bench.

10.) 23 May 2017 13:50:54
I honestly can't understand how Klopp can think our current centre backs are going to be good enough to take us forward next season the amount of mistakes they made that led to goals is ridiculous. Even Matip has a lot of room for improvement and he's our best 1.

11.) 23 May 2017 15:31:17
Perreira, Brandt and a very good LB (Sessegnon) will upgrade the first eleven right there without even blinking an eye. Keita is not attainable except we spend stupid money cos RBL won't sell readily. Players like the Ox, Robertson and the hapless MacGuire are non starters, period.



05 Apr 2015 16:40:44
Just curious eds not necessarily on how lfc will be set up (you can't predict the future, I think. ) but have mentioned a re-structure and posters have commented about director of football or rodgers as head coach etc.

Just curious about first how for example Ajax manages itself (not that we'd copy them) and how their relationship between their DOF and manager works compared to example dortmund? Bit of a moot point as think BR is great at developing and coaching players but game tactics, handling media and transfers seems to be his weak point. But can't see him accepting a coaching role (which is sad as think it would improve him as a manager but at the same end is a demotion so fair play).

Basically I along with other posters mentioned de boer as a 'realistic replacement' potential replacement but thinking do have worries as to if he'd do better. Has done well in their league but manages a club which should win every season, but from what u remember hasn't done anything in Europe. Which makes me worry as that hints a bit about tactics and ability to compete against better teams. Where dortmund have got to a CL title and won against a team which should win the title every season.

Sorry if not a clear question and to post it on Easter Sunday, but appreciate all the work you put into the site and is very interesting as is the most reliable source for not just transfers but finding info on how clubs, managers etc work. All in all enjoy Easter and thanks in advance!


{Ed002's Note - I really don't know what you expect about comparing the ways Ajax and Dortmund operate. Both clubs have someone in that role (Overmars and Zorc) and both have responsibilities that go well beyond the first team (responsibilities for overseeing youth teams, reserve teams, scouting etc.). Zorc tends to regularly talk with the press, whereas Overmars doesn't. Overmars has to periodically deal with the rants of a slightly confused old man whereas Zorc doesn't. Both will have good relationships with their managers but do not interefere with the first team to any great extent - so not dissimilar. I am not so sure why there is such an obsession with a DOF by Liverpool fans. In many cases such roles are not even visible to the fans (at Chelsea or Manchester City for example).

I would not worry about de Boer failing as a Liverpool manager too much just yet.}

1.) 05 Apr 2015 21:56:51
Cheers for the response and sorry wasn't a well formed question! Basically kept reading on the site about DOF and you explaining it isn't that obvious, but from what I've read (Tbf online) Ajax have one and may be wrong.

Basic curiosity was just to do with how successful clubs tend to operate. Imagine is dependent on who's in control but for example rodgers seems to be good at improving players but in game tactics, transfers, media etc he seems to struggle. Remember hearing that one of Sir Alex Fergusons greatest stengths was getting in people to do what he couldn't.

So was curious about roles or structure of clubs like dortmund (who seem to do well dispute not being financial equal with their rivals) and Ajax simply as rumours/hype linking us with their manager or United under Sir Alex. Will inevitably vary Ferguson was a great manager but was he responsible for transfer, coaching, youth players, tactics, stc or did he have advisors to help and how does that compare with other clubs (barca, bayern, dortmund, Athletico, etc)?

Again apologies if vague/obscure but tried my best to re-word!

{Ed002's Note - Dortmund are in a pretty much similar position to Liverpool financially in terms of income. Managers deal with the first team pretty much exclusively and are responsible for tactics - there will be input from other coaches as required. The structure of clubs vary depending on size, that country's approach to coaching income etc.. Try asking Ed001 if you see him.}

2.) 05 Apr 2015 22:02:04
Also sorry last post may be vague or broad and answering is a bit difficult as the nature of the ill worded question probably is. Can you recommend any good sources or books on how successful (ideally recent clubs) operate?

{Ed002's Note - Paul Hughes of Durham University spoke to many EPL clubs when he was at Loughborough University . You should be able to dig out his paper. Ex Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier has studied all aspects of the game and has worked for Ploufragan and Clairefontaine on the tactical approach to coaching and on the business aspects of the game with organizations from different domains. You might find something out there from him.}



08 Dec 2014 15:26:44
is there any update on Balotelli's injury? physioroom has had it listed as no return date for some time now and would be nice if we had a striker on the bench as Borini apparently isn't an option


1.) I hope someone like Ojo is in the squad

2.) Balotelli has been racing his supercars around Formby with his mate, at least 90mph over the station hill !
No injury whatsoever, Rodgers just doesn't want him in the team !



02 Dec 2014 17:33:05
Hi Ed, sorry to ask about a random player but always thought he was quality and would do well in the BPL. But last i saw you said Juve had offered Giovinco to Liverpool but we had shown no interest and was likely to go to Gala. Is that still the case or is he of interest to any BPL clubs?

Tbh don't think we need him now but would like to see how he would get in in England. Thanks in advance!


{Ed002's Note - Giovinco has an agent who spent the summer before last talking up interest from three Serie A clubs and a club from England (not Liverpool). Last summer Juventus were trying to move him on but there were no buys. Out of contract in the summer, he could be sold in January with interest from Torino and Fiorentina.}




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30 Jun 2017 18:04:06
If we do sign Keita. where does he play? Hendo is captain and best in that role, if couts is moved to midfield and you assume mane and salah start. would that mean benching lallana and wiki!? Like know we have games but still means they'd start the vast majority of them.


1.) 30 Jun 2017 18:36:13
Having a few different options is a great 'problem' to have, especially with increased games and injury concerns.

We missed Hendo for large portions of last season, and it cost us. Also, losing Mane and Couts to injuries at different times.

Add Keita and Salah into the 3-3 of our 4-3-3 and suddenly you have great options, both to cover absences and also to breakdown the less expansive teams as we did last season.

Its not like we have a dozen players competing for 2 roles, I believe Salah and Keita (if/ when he joins) strengthen both our squad and our first team, therefore I am happy.

2.) 30 Jun 2017 19:04:38
In my eyes Hendo v can will be the tough call. Coutinho and kieta will be first choice. With Wijnaldum and Lallana in and out backup. Seriously exciting options. Must keep philippe though. He will still be our maestro talisman.



14 May 2017 19:48:03
Question pointed to MK Scouser. Not meant to be derogatory or harsh but do you still think that selling coutinho is ok or that he is easably replaceable?

Just genuine curious as seems to me the only player we have who has that something special, seems a genuine winner (just look how many times he's pulled out important goals), and then added seems a good lad who I'd imagine boast moral.

Think today showed his best position and when fully fit is the only player in the league to hold a torch to hazard.


1.) 14 May 2017 20:43:51
I think we can survive without left wing Couts but I've been calling for him to move central for ages and I think in that position he could become a Liverpool great.

2.) 14 May 2017 21:21:55
Slight misquote there buddy! I've never said he was "easily" replaceable. If I did then I most certainly got caught in the emotions of not wanting him to leave because I have never believed that to be the case.

My opinion is still the same though. IF he does not want to be here, we should let him go. No point building around a player who will leave inevitably. I have always and will always maintain that no player is irreplaceable though. As a left forward he is not world class. 10-15 goals a season is no more than Joshua King for example. However if we play him in a deeper role as I have repeatedly suggested, he is much harder to replace with like for like quality because in midfield, he is level with the likes of Modric in my opinion. A prime example to back up this point is Mane. He cost about £34m and is easily as good as Coutinho and scores and creates just as many goals. So my point is clearly not as absurd as some may think. We signed Mane from a mid-table team without having European football. At the time I said this by the way Coutinho looked set to stay as a left forward. If Klopp is going to play him in midfield though then he is clearly much harder to replace with equal quality, let alone an upgrade. It is his natural position and clearly his best position.

I hope he stays because he wants to stay, but I will reiterate that no player is bigger than the club and we have replaced better players in the past. Who genuinely thought we could top Torres? Then along came Suarez!

I love Couts though and I hope he loves us as much as we all love him.

Thanks for the question though, I enjoy civil debate where people don't have to be childish.

3.) 14 May 2017 21:38:11
We'd be a far more balanced team if Klopp brought in a left winger and moved Coutinho to center midfield. Very similar to what Henderson was doing with Sturridge and Suarez in 2013. Right now, we have no other midfielder who creates the danger with pinpoint passes to the forwards. Henderson is settled into a deeper role and there's simply no one else who is creative and threatening enough with forward passes. I have no problem with using a rotation of Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum and Lallana, next to Coutinho, if Klopp is going to stay with the 4-3-3. Over a season, it's a game of 25 players, and not just 14-15 players who play and fill in for injuries and absences, wherever required. This was our great weakness this season.

4.) 14 May 2017 21:55:22
Comparing Coutinho to Mane or Joshua King is irrelevant though MK. King is a forward, and if you want to compare him to someone in our team, it surely has to be Firmino (who has scored 4 less than King in the PL this season) .

Mane may play in a wide role, but he is suited there more than Coutinho as you make it clear yourself; if Coutinho is moved to a central role, he can probably adapt and go up a level, but there will be little point in moving Mane into a central midfielder.

Also, inevitably, everyone leaves, but that doesn't mean LFC should be ambivalent about their best player. How did replacing Suarez go for us, since you bought up that example?

5.) 14 May 2017 22:10:22
excellent reply mk, but yo should have used the time when liverpool fans thought the world was ending when keegan was going to hamburg and was replaced by the near god like figure of dalglish
but excellent reply buddy.

6.) 14 May 2017 3:09:10
Joshua King has been good this season, or are you saying he is a poor striker?

7.) 15 May 2017 07:02:31
No Stoupid, just saying he is not world class. He is a good player.

Also AG I'm not sure what you mean. Coutinho played primarily as a left forward. Joshua King plays primarily as a left forward. It was only a loose comparison anyway just to reiterate that as a forward Coutinho does not have a world class goal return. When I suggested Coutinho was not irreplaceable it was when he was playing on the left and looked like staying in that role.

Putney hit the nail on the head in my opinion. Left wing Coutinho is not as hard to replace (at least in terms of goals) but as an all round player and a midfielder he is on the brink of world class which naturally makes him very difficult to replace.

Anyway that is splitting hairs, I don't want him to leave, but I don't want to force him into staying. Simple as that really.

8.) 15 May 2017 07:22:07
Fair reply mate and sorry if misquoted. Just hope we do our best to keep hold of him. Just think we all need to remember for every mane signed there's a caulker signed as well!



11 May 2017 07:36:13
Just want to check my maths as not my best subject. If we win this weekend with arsenal and united losing then we are guaranteed top 4? If so I wish pulis was still managing stoke!


1.) 11 May 2017 07:53:15
Yes correct however Arsenal won't loose at Stoke. Were up against it mate.

2.) 11 May 2017 08:59:55
Just win our Last 2 games, and we are there. Simple.

3.) 11 May 2017 11:29:11
Like Arsenal have never bottled it against Stoke before?

4.) 11 May 2017 12:08:12
A Tony Pulis Stoke mainly Ron. I think they'll win that game to be honest.

5.) 11 May 2017 12:17:07
how about we just focus on what we can do instead of needlessly debating what arsenal or utd will do?

our fate is in our own hands.

6.) 11 May 2017 15:17:52
If we cannot beat West Ham at Anfield, what makes anyone think we can beat them away?

7.) 11 May 2017 15:57:39
Well if we can't, then maybe we don't deserve top 4.

8.) 11 May 2017 18:43:55
If I was wenger I'd be optimistic, I'm not slating us with that comment, I have faith in the team it's just I'm not sure how much faith the lads have in themselves regarding attacking mentality the worry of conceding seems very high at the moment west ham aren't great but recent form suggests there handy and beating spurs is no easy feat, I'm afraid we are up against it.

9.) 11 May 2017 23:12:54
Brilliant, 87red and More no. People need to grow a backbone and stop being afraid of their own shadows. I believe that Stoke will not offer that much resistance to the Gunners but we are the ones in the driver's seat, not them. They can win all their games and still not get CL provided we win ours. That should be a source of motivation to us to get over the line.

When this team was up against it vs Stoke, Watford and WBA on the road, who on here thought we would come out with 9 point and conceding only one goal? I definitely did not thinks we would even tho, I'm an eternal optimist. The fact that we could not beat WH at home means nothing cos a game is 90 mins and circumstances are different now. If that was the case, football would not be exciting as the reason it is is cos it is not logical and LC would never have won the PL. Let's stop being afraid of our own shadows and cheer our team and manager over the line and make CL footie happen.

10.) 13 May 2017 11:00:12
Leek, do you not think your point about the game at anfield holds any relevance to the game at West ham other than its the same 2 sides, we were beat at home by Swansea yet beat them away, no 2 games are exactly the same.



06 May 2017 20:22:02
Sorry if it's been asked but wondered if after his meeting with barca, if he goes would there be someone not mentioned in sharkopod we would go for? If has been answers and another poster can update us to save the eds some time thanks!


{Ed002's Note - I don't know who you are talking about, sorry.}

1.) 06 May 2017 23:03:04
Thanks anywho.

2.) 06 May 2017 23:02:57
Sorry absentminded! Coutinho was whom I was referring to. So if he leaves would we look to add another transfer to the wish list?



01 May 2017 10:23:38
Dream summer:

Brandt, Keita, Gibson, pereira, sessegnon (who's loaned back to Fulham)

If you tally up who we'd expect to leave imagine would leave a fairly balanced summer spend and would improve he whole squad!


1.) 01 May 2017 10:37:07
Seesegnon is ready, no need to loan him back, he'll be replacing Milner.

2.) 01 May 2017 10:50:15
Loaning RS back may be a caveat to getting a deal done.

3.) 01 May 2017 10:51:31
Why is Gibson a dream signing? Just curious not being funny, a dream for me would be Marquinhos.

4.) 01 May 2017 11:02:29
You have strange dreams because it seems you dream about signing all the players we're most linked with. If I was to suggest a dream summer it would be: de gea, alderweield, alaba, alonso at his peak (still a dream), Douglas costa and dybala. That's a dream summer. Yours is pretty much what we kind of expect to happen because they are the targets.

5.) 01 May 2017 11:07:57
My youngest son supports Fulham (I don't know where I went wrong and need to be reported to Childlike for allowing that), and he said that Sessegnon is the type of player who has a football brain and will pass to someone in a better position rather than blindly shoot at goal. He said he also has other great attributes.

This tells me that he is ready now and will come on strongly once he adapts. There are plenty of older players who don't have a football brain and never will have one, and it's usually the ones with a brain that turn out to be one of the greats.

{Ed002's Note - He will have to attend school until he is 18 and he is limited how many hours a week he can train. Add to that he is settled at Fulham and there are still two people at Fulham who don't want to do business with Liverpool, it will be a mistake to take him this summer. At best a deal and loan back would make sense.}

6.) 01 May 2017 11:16:01
I agree with lone ranger Roland - my dream too is getting all the business Klopp wants without any hitches. If I were truly allowed to dream, I might switch Gibson with Jose Gimenez, but any stable CB will be fine really.
Might add Dembele, if he were willing to be a reserve, but sadly that ain't happening. If Ings does not get into rhytm fast and Sturridge leaves there will be room for a rotation striker.

7.) 01 May 2017 11:43:32
Think all your dreams are forgetting a sheik buying lfc because we couldn't afford the players listed!

8.) 01 May 2017 12:05:17
Roland-dinho, so we could not afford Mane at £34m, Benteke, Markovic, Lovren, Suarez, Carroll, Wijnaldum etc etc etc?

LFC will go spend money again in the summer. That is for sure and if Klopp wants to go sign Brandt etc then the money will be made available.

Having someone who has oil fields makes no difference. He will have to loan money to LFC just like FSG are doing now.

9.) 01 May 2017 12:53:14
He wouldn't be my 'dream' signing, but I quite the idea of signing Gordon. Not only a decent defender but also has good leadership qualities that could benefit the team.

10.) 01 May 2017 14:57:48
Gordon? He is an angry chef / hotel critic with injury problems.

I agree he has great leadership qualities. He runs his kitchens superbly. Just not sure he has anything left in the tank in terms of a football career.

11.) 01 May 2017 17:28:08
Unless a very short term solution is found whilst I understand sign/ loan back may be best way to get the deal I don't see the point. LFC need a specialist left back now, if one has to be bought until Sessegnon is available then that one should be the main option, otherwise spending extra for a cover.

12.) 01 May 2017 18:57:11
Sorry if I'm missing something, why does he still have to go to school until he's 18? Do clubs impose higher education on the youth lads? Good idea if so assuming a percentage of the lads probably won't go on to play professionally.

{Ed002's Note - They are children in the eyes of the game and are required to go to school until the are 18.}




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23 May 2017 23:14:05
Because he needs to play regularly in his preferred role (cf) . The big problem with his game is actual experience and regular games, he ATM 3rd choice. Although he can play wide he is a striker and his only chance to learn the role is on loan. Although he could dislodge them he would need sturridge and firmino to lose their place. We have important games and we want to win trophies, so klopp will probably start him in cup games. think he'd be better going on loan to a team that could start him regularly.




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01 May 2017 12:10:22
From what I've seen seems to be able to cross a ball properly. Not saying he is a great player but watching Kingsley from Swansea yesterday and was able to cross from deep with pace and whip, which caused united problems. Don't need a big cf to score from those either as gives the striker a chance to get the run on the defender for an open header.




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22 Apr 2017 11:11:10
Somewhat related, personally from what little I've seen of him to like him do like him as a player. But he has 25 goals in 27, but read 9 were from the penalty spot (which again I don't discount as is a talent to put pens away) but that means in open play has 15 in 27.

Mane has 13 in 27 from playing wide in the BPL which I think shows how good a signing Mane has turned out to be!




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24 Mar 2017 23:19:05
Always wondered if he pissed Rodgers off or something, ATM not the biggest mistake in football letting him go but the fact he never got a look in while at anfield is truly shocking. Especially considering who played for the first time during his tenure.




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10 Dec 2016 22:16:37
Cheers ed 002 appreciate all the work all of you put into the site and wish you all a happy holidays. Hope you drink enough to prepare you for the January window!


{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}




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24 Sep 2018 09:30:26
As good as our team was I think people forgot how absurdly good United’s team was. Ronaldo, tevez and Rooney upfront with Neville vidic Ferdinand Evra and van Dee sar at the back. Probably the best defence I’ve ever seen and a front three that were all capable of scoring a goal from nothing, midfield wasn’t bad as well!




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09 Nov 2017 06:37:22
On a similar note was speaking with someone who works with lfc’s charity said and had nothing but praise for Milner, said he puts loads of effort into engaging with local community even organising free events for local kids. Added to that is meant to be a great lad off the pitch and very respectful.


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27 Jul 2017 10:41:01
Depends if we can get Keita than switch to a 4-2-3-1 or 442 would work for me and see who the best striker we could!




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23 Jul 2017 12:51:29
But if an odd one but personally would get Aubameyang if the Keita deal came through. Swap to a 4-4-2 with firmino playing up top and hendo Keita midfield, plus mane and salah on sides.




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07 Jun 2017 07:16:48
Do you think this is down to coaching? Can't remember what coach it was but remember reading something recently about one assistant coach being a genius for basically making players solve problems on their own or setting up training sessions under different circumstances (e. g. 10 against 11 but with the 11 being two goals behind) . Surely coaching isn't that bad!?


{Ed001's Note - coaching is robotic these days, everyone has to have the same coaching badges and so are taught exactly the same things. No one is remembering that we are all individuals and that every player needs individual treatment to bring out the best in them. Also that coaches need the same. They need to learn how to develop their skills in a way that brings out their strengths and allows them to coach rather than indoctrinate. That is why so many former footballers are now refusing to allow their kids to become part of the academy projects in England. It quashes individuality.

Don't get me wrong, there are exceptions, not every club and not every coach is at fault, but the exceptions are swimming against the tide right now. Many academies refuse to employ coaches without an A license, even if the coach has extensive experience as well as a relevant coaching badge. The coaching qualifications are no indicator of a coach's ability to coach, just of their ability to follow the instructions of the courses and pass them. They are also expensive and out of reach of the vast majority of us. They are creating an elite which doesn't have elite abilities. It is moving away from being a meritocracy and into a system based on how much money you have (or how much debt you are willing to get into) in order to gain badges that are little real use.}