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06 Aug 2019 12:57:58
Question for Ed's 1. Has Klopp got a headache over the centre defence? Matip has been class. Does Gomez go straight back in? How will Klopp keep Matip happy if he s played so well but returns to the bench?

What's your take on it folks?

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{Ed001's Note - it is not a headache, it is a great problem to have.}


1.) 06 Aug 2019 13:51:32
Tough one redman84. The key to keeping them happy will be rotating appropriately and making use of the fact that Gomez can cover right back.

As to who starts I honestly have no idea. At his best Gomez is clearly the better defender so I'd be inclined to start him in order help rebuild his understanding with Van Dijk, but its difficult to look past Matip's form.


2.) 06 Aug 2019 14:16:47
I agree with Ed001.

It’s a great problem to have, there are so many games, we need quality in the rotation strategy.

I think it’s brilliant.


3.) 06 Aug 2019 14:26:57
I think I’m with you eamonsf! Defensive partnerships need to be consistent to be at there best. I suppose it just shows how cruel the game can be sometimes for players in Matip’s situation. Plays out of his skin, does a great job but it still won’t be enough : (.


4.) 06 Aug 2019 14:53:52
Gomez is the way to go as his recovery speed is top notch. He and VVD are the dream centre back pair.

Wouldn’t swap that pairing for anyone else in Europe.


5.) 06 Aug 2019 14:54:49
Imagine if Klopp signed Pepe and had to keep him happy with Salah, Firmino and Mane already nailed down in the 1st team.

Now that would be one hell of a constant headache which Pepe probably would not have been keen on or otherwise just leave Salah on the bench, let Pepe take his place.

Pretty much the same situation with Matip and Gomez.


6.) 06 Aug 2019 15:36:34
There will be plenty games for both. Although we don't like it Gomez will also play games at rb so both could well play together.


7.) 06 Aug 2019 15:43:00
Little bit different Maxlfc, as Pepe would likely have only arrived based on the expectation that he'd be a guaranteed starter. Meanwhile Matip came in as a starter and then found himself way down the pecking order as others progressed or arrived. He then got lucky with injuries and made the most of the opportunity (fair play to the lad) .

But hypothetically if the Pepe transfer had happened, yes mate that would have been another great headache (assuming no one acted up in response) .


8.) 06 Aug 2019 15:47:09
Matip starts for me. Deservedly so too. Gomez will have be content with sub and cup games and to wait like matip did.


9.) 06 Aug 2019 16:40:38
Gomez for me, he's got pace and reads the game well, Matip still makes me nervous.


10.) 06 Aug 2019 20:03:00
taao1 if Matip still makes you nervous then that is soley down to you cos for the majority of the LFC fans, he has been immense for the past 3 months and has not lost a step judging by the solid perf. he had last Sunday vs City.
As for who starts, of course it is a good problem to have. I mean how many clubs do you know that have three elite CB and one very good one in Lovs, to pick from. Some clubs can't even get two good ones to play together.

Look at City for example. People say they have a tonne of depth. Not at CB they don't. Laporte is a top talent. After that, Stones and Otamendi are complete disasters waiting to happen and they had better hope Laporte can play all season and not get injured (which he is now) cos they will struggle mightily if those two clowns have to go through majority of the season.


11.) 06 Aug 2019 22:58:45
Well said RedWolf, City's lack of cover at Centreback is rarely talked about. Never mind the fact the fact that Mendy is never fit and Zinchenko is awful (Not in general, just out of position at left back) .


 

 

05 Aug 2018 10:57:00
Morning gents. My thoughts are that this year we will see a bit more squad rotation this season to help us maintain out high tempo. Seems Klopp has cover lots of positions to facilitate this.

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29 Dec 2017 14:36:31
Firstly wishing all the Ed's a happy crimbo and a good new year.

Second- for posters who haven't been on the site for long. It's taken me about 2years if reding this site to get to grips with the workings of football clubs be it transfers, scouting or the money side of the game. I've learnt shed loads from the Ed's by just reading.

The first few posts of mine were foot care as every time a new headline came in the press I'd be straight on asking. Now I just take em with a pinch of salt and wait for the info from the Ed's. The best posts for me are genuine quests abou the club and players as the Ed's seem to be more than happy to give the full low down on their knowledge which is most of the time amazing.

I really think Klopp is building quite a team an I'm pretty excited about the football we are playing now and the next few years for Liverpool. We are on the up an but by bit all the bad bits in the club are being put right.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year everyone.

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09 Jun 2019 12:02:24
We absolutely would be better off as a team with a quality player to add to the attacking options! I don’t think price matters it’s about the right fit. I couldn’t care if a player cost 3million of 100. If we are a better team as a result then we should sign them.
Our front three are fantastic but having a genuine contender can surely only be beneficial. It will push the current players and allow for another option to come off the bench if someone is off the pace or needs a rest.
Someone said further up that we have achieved this season and therefore don’t need someone. I have to disagree. Imagine if we had of had one or two quality players this season we may well have left city behind when we were so far in front.
Yes Origi has scored some really importantly goals and Shaq has contributed but we need a bit more than that to beat this city team.

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08 Aug 2019 14:55:19
Hazard for me. He can do it all.

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07 Aug 2019 11:02:21
The community shield put this discussion to bed for me. Both teams seemed to have picked up where they left off. Granted there are always improvements to be made but come on folks our team is pretty amazing. New players won't better our team development will.

Our main strength is our team work. I don’t think I can remember a group that seems so together.
Everyone mentions city’s squad strength but they have some ageing stars and have lost kompany.
Keep the faith Klopp isn’t gambling on our squad it is more than capable of winning the league!

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06 Aug 2019 14:26:57
I think I’m with you eamonsf! Defensive partnerships need to be consistent to be at there best. I suppose it just shows how cruel the game can be sometimes for players in Matip’s situation. Plays out of his skin, does a great job but it still won’t be enough : (.

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