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07 Feb 2024 18:04:22
Ed002 are you aware of any contact being made with Leverkusen or Alonso representatives by Liverpool/ FSG?

shughes55

{Ed002's Note - I understand that Liverpool are one of the clubs that has spoken to his representatives but I don’t think it has gone any further than that right now. They are taking advice and he is certainly a serious consideration.}


1.) 07 Feb 2024 22:00:47
Spot on Ed002 thanks.
Who would you say out of the other options would be a good option?
Amorim for me maybe?

{Ed002's Note - perhaps Nagelsmann.}


2.) 08 Feb 2024 06:15:42
Alonso for me. Nagelsman hasn't impressed. I reckon it'll be alonso.


3.) 08 Feb 2024 08:18:44
Nagelsmann hasn’t impressed either, there was that business with the journalist (which has echoes of his Rodgers conducted himself), the stories that his tactics confused the Bayern players so they just ignored him and he’s not exactly setting the world alight as Germany manager. But plus he won’t be available until after the Euros so makes no sense employing someone who can’t make adequate plans for the season going forward. I’d like to think it would be Alonso but we’ve got an uphill battle with Bayern and potentially Madrid also sniffing around.


4.) 08 Feb 2024 09:21:19
Do Liv need to pay some sort of compensation to be able get him Ed? Do both clubs need to agree a fee before we can speak directly to him? Assuming he wants and agree to replace Klopp of course.

{Ed002's Note - Compensation would need to be paid. Liverpool can speak directly to him only when BL give permission.}


5.) 08 Feb 2024 11:21:23
Press getting over excited about this today. Claiming Alonso is agreed and he is bringing Wirtz, Hincappe and Frimpong with him.

Awesome if true but I won't hold my breath.

{Ed002's Note - Obviously it is untrue.}


6.) 08 Feb 2024 16:09:51
Alonso intrigues me so much. What a brilliant football mind who seems to also have the natural people/ leadership skills/ instincts you can't teach. The cynics who are pessimistic about "fit" seem to incorrectly assume that he'd come into LFC and try to change their identity and style too quickly. The best managers assess what they have, what is available in the market, and strategize from that. We did that with Klopp and we'll do that with a new manager, and I'm hopeful it's Alonso.


7.) 09 Feb 2024 23:36:22
Has to be Alonso, and I would imagine that he would recommend his coaching team and maybe a couple of players, usually a new manager would want to know how much he would have to spend in the summer transfer window.


8.) 11 Feb 2024 22:28:05
Anyone watch the big game in Germany last night, very good game and Alonso team, really well coached and looked like scoring all thru the game. Harry Kane didn't get a look in. Very impressed how Alonso set his team up. This is the Man to take over from Klopp.


 

 

26 Jan 2024 16:30:36
Ed002

I’m now resigned to not signing anyone in this window especially after todays news, the club would want the new manager to assess what he thinks he needs.
Out of all the managers out there right now, who would joy say would be a good fit for Liverpool.

shughes55

{Ed002's Note - If there is a clear need and the right player at the right price, then it would be wrong to not improve the team.}


1.) 26 Jan 2024 17:13:23
With Klopp having a habit of lying over and over again, he will be back in the PL there seems to be more than just been exausted and why he said he will speak more at end of season. Trust him as much as my ex.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think this is the time to have a pop at him mate..


2.) 26 Jan 2024 17:33:32
Classy post there Kev.


3.) 26 Jan 2024 17:40:28
Kev

No point sugar coating this…. You are a prat,


4.) 26 Jan 2024 17:45:40
I think you’ve put quite a lot of sugar on that to be honest Tommy!


5.) 26 Jan 2024 17:51:35
Ur a troll and a bollox.


6.) 26 Jan 2024 17:55:37
What a daft comment, let’s celebrate him. Best manager we’ve had in many years.


7.) 26 Jan 2024 19:40:21
I'm guessing Kev your ex was the daddy of the wing and got bored of you once he'd ruined your capabilities to sit properly!


8.) 26 Jan 2024 20:14:01
Well done KevDarko, we’ve found Brendan Rodgers sock account.


9.) 26 Jan 2024 20:23:48
KevDarko created an account just to troll. Absolute loser.


10.) 26 Jan 2024 21:36:02
Every word true Thunderbird.


11.) 26 Jan 2024 21:40:06
3 out of 10 for effort, zero for content.
A lame attempt in all.


12.) 26 Jan 2024 22:57:36
While this is sad news it is good timing, I am sure that potential managers will be having a good long hard think about do they want this wonderful job rather than LFC having to make a quick fix decision.

Thank you Jurgen, YNWA!


13.) 26 Jan 2024 18:36:57
Obviously created a new account to post this, which just makes a more tragic and pathetic….


14.) 26 Jan 2024 19:07:12
Get a grip lad.


15.) 27 Jan 2024 03:08:30
Love Xabi Alonso style, not sure whether too early in his career to be thrown into the deep end of a top PL team?

De Zebri could be a shout.

Not super familiar with managers in other leagues.


16.) 27 Jan 2024 03:44:53
I'm so glad that Jurgen is a Red.
I'm so glad he delivered what he said.
Jurgen said to me, you know. We'll win the Premier League, you know. He said so.
I'm in love with him and I feel fine. ?
#YNWA.


17.) 27 Jan 2024 07:19:00
I’m gutted mate, feel like I have been kicked in the kahunas.


 

 

20 Jan 2024 17:13:57
Would Antonio Nusa be on the move this window Ed002 and have Liverpool shown an interest?

shughes55

{Ed002's Note - There are interested sides but Liverpool has no shortage of LW players.}


1.) 21 Jan 2024 06:14:21
Who is it that is interested Ed002? Spurs and Arsenal?
I think this kid will do well.

{Ed002's Note - Spurs and Chelsea.}


 

 

07 Jan 2024 09:35:16
Ed002
One of the lads I know from the match has said that Klopp likes Thuram but he doesn’t want to move to England?
Is there any truth to that?

shughes55

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware but his representative is pushing PSG and Real Madrid although is also aware of interest from elsewhere in England.}


 

 

30 Dec 2023 14:58:49
Ed002
With just one day of 2023 left, it would be welcomed if you could provide a final list of available defenders that Liverpool have scouted/ researched for this coming window and what it would take to secure their services.
Best wishes for 2024 mate, I will get in before the barrage of well wishes commences tomorrow ??.

shughes55

{Ed002's Note - Here we are - firstly I am by no means convinced that Liverpool would jump in to a major CB buy in January - it can be a difficukt time and perhaps money could be wasted on an alternate option. Quansah contiues to emerge. Players the club are looking to include a mix of serious high end and perhaps January is not the right time.
Goncalo Inacio (CB) Watched by scouts from a number of PL sides, including Liverpool and Manchester United, with the latter declaring an interest. Sporting will not be keen to do business with Liverpool although the club could potentially pay his full Release Clause and force the situation if the player is interested. The other sides to declare an interest are Newcastle and PSG, but PSG have a plan over another player. Real Madrid offer a wildcard option. Sporting would rather not sell and are looking to a new contract and an increased release clause. Newcastle have begun talks with Sporting in order to be able to speak directly to the player and to understand if there is flexibility in the payment schedule – it seems most unlikely that will be successful. Arsenal interest would have departed with the signing of Timber. The player has also been offered to Chelsea by his agent when discussing another player, but they have preferred options for a long-term Silva replacement. The player is open to a move to Manchester United. Perhaps in the summer for a huge fee they may be willing to sell.
Piero Hincapie (CB) Interest of Nottingham Forest will go nowhere. Scouted and rejected by Spurs as not being ready for the Premier League, but he may well be now. Open to a move to Liverpool as they look for cover but his expectation is to be a starter and their interest is not as advanced as supporters think with no agreement reached for January. Milan and Roma have both sent scouts. If they sell in January there will be a significantly high expectation in terms of a fee. The club will look to hang on to the core of Tapsoba, Hincapie and Tah until at least the summer although now only being a bit part player Hincapie may try for a January exit but I cannot imagine the club accepting it.
Perr Schuurs (CB) Recovering well from an ACL injury may see him return before the end of the season and interest of Liverpool and Spurs my return in the summer. With changes coming at Manchester United they can now be discounted. Crystal Palace remained concerned that they will lose Marc Guehi and could look to him.
Jean-Clair Todibo (CB) Various scouts, including a very high-end independent scout and ex-PL player who has recently been helping Manchester United and Liverpool together with scouts from Newcastle, Aston VIlla and Lyon have been looking. Bayern Munich, Spurs, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United have declared an interest, but Nice are still looking for perhaps €50M to sell and Manchester United have a preferred first choice addition - so they would likely make two additions at CB over two windows. Spurs might provide a wildcard option but I would expect Liverpool to look to other options first so would completely discount him.
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, and first choice for the latter. For Liverpool perhaps a Konate replacement rather than a Matip replacement - so really unlikely.
Bafode Diakite (RB/CB)) Scouted by Liverpool. Very versatile - but not for January after injury.
Leny Yoro (CB) Lille kiddie who already has PSG, Chelsea and Real Madrid in declaring an interest. May have been noticed by Liverpool when scouting another player against Nantes, but no declared interest. Lille will resist a sale but Manchester United have a high-end scout attending games.
Lloyd Kelly (CB) Free Agent interesting Spurs, Milan, Borussia Dortmund and West Ham. Wildcard may be Fulham, Newcastle or even Liverpool. Home Grown.
Lucas Beraldo (CB) Agent says a representative of Liverpool approached him about the Sao Paulo player having taken notice when scouting another player in a game against Palmeiras. Agreed a move elsewhere.
Cheick Doucoure (DM/CB) Working had to resolve language issues. Crystal Palace have told Monaco, who want him to replace Fofana if he departs, that he is not for sale but will discuss offers over £70M. Clearly a deterrent and beyond what anyone would pay. Liverpool may still see him as an option, but not at that price. Out until the summer.


1.) 31 Dec 2023 06:43:09
Doesn't matter who we buy, Klopp and team will turn him into franco Baresi. No problem. In Klopp we trust.


2.) 31 Dec 2023 07:29:26
Antonio silva is the stand out player in that list . But the rest are very very decent players at least we are targeting very good players .


3.) 31 Dec 2023 07:01:42
Cheers Ed002 All the Best.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome, and have a great New Year.}


4.) 01 Jan 2024 05:22:50
Thanks for this Ed, especially at this time of year. All the best for 2024.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}


5.) 01 Jan 2024 07:15:42
Cheers, Ed. Happy new year.

PS Leny Yoro is going to be some player.


 

 

 

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29 Feb 2024 06:12:45
Ed001
What’s the update on injuries? Been great 5 days with the youth players showing their worth but I will be relieved when Mo, Dom, Darwin and Trent return.

shughes55

{Ed001's Note - Mo, Dom and Darwizzy are meant to be fit for the weekend. Jones and Gravenberch are expected back the following weekend. Trent, Ali and Bajcetic are probably not going to play in March, maybe the final game at best. Jota is not expected back until mid-April.}


1.) 29 Feb 2024 07:31:51
Good man ed1, good to see a nice clear lay out of the injuries.


2.) 29 Feb 2024 07:36:42
Ed1. Ali seems to pick up an awful lot of injuries for a goalkeeper, seems he misses a lot of games threw the years. Am I right in saying that do u think?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, I have never really looked at what others are getting in terms of injuries nowadays. Players in general miss more games these days.}


3.) 29 Feb 2024 08:16:34
Ali definitely misses more games than the average goalkeeper.

Our long term injury record worries me. I don't yet want to blame staff because I don't have enough information, but every year we go through this and it's probably cost us a league title or two, IMO. We haven't had a good season injury-wise since we won the league, which isn't a coincidence.

Ali shouldn't be injured this often, considering how efficiently he moves his body around, unlike someone like Pickford.

It just feels like every time we get a full squad back, another 3, 4 or 5 suddenly go down for another prolonged period of time. We can never get in front of the 8 ball. And then you look at City, whom apart from the odd KDB injury don't seem to have any troubles with it.


4.) 29 Feb 2024 09:39:28
You should consider the fact that Ali plays far more like an outfield player than most keepers. He does far more with the ball at his feet outside of the traditional keeper requirements therefore is more likely than most keepers to pick up 'outfield' injuries.


5.) 29 Feb 2024 11:56:48
Supposing we get through this period unscathed (up to now the players have been incredible) and the injuries clear up soon, might the injuries to key players become an asset rather than a liability? We’ve played the last 3 games with half a team of starters and haven’t had a fully available squad since December - a lot of our big players have played fewer minutes this season and will be very fresh heading into the last part of the season, all the while our rivals will be getting ever more tired. Just a thought.


6.) 29 Feb 2024 12:05:06
ShipleyKopite, exactly. It's like people just make such statements about Ali picking up injuries without actually considering the things he is asked to do which he does at an extremely high level) and the toll that can take on him physically especially on his calves and hamstrings which are the muscles he uses majority of the time. And the comparison to Pickford is just cringe.

I understand the frustration and all that BUT you cannot just ignore the actual things and duties he (and the other players) are asked to do and how much of a toll these things can take on their bodies esp. the muscular side of things. There are both sides to this.


7.) 29 Feb 2024 12:30:08
Massive well done to the kids and fit seniors once again. It cannot be understated how well they have done over the last 3 games and whenever called upon throughout the season so far.

But, it's time to bring back some of the big guns now. Really hope we see Mo, Darwin and Dom back for the weekend. We need them.


8.) 29 Feb 2024 12:38:19
Everyone has different genetic make up and muscle fibres and movement patterns.

It has nothing to do with how many back passes Allison has to deal with etc.

And a lot of the time misfortune can come into it. For every elite athlete that pulls, strains or tears a muscle they are conducting a movement plane that their body has performed millions of time before without becoming injured.

When players injure a primary muscle then more strain is placed on the support muscle and vice versa hence why injuries can appear frequent.

Similar to how a niggle will effect someone walking or
Running subconsciously to doing it comically and then this will likely alternate the movement pattern and gait
For example has anyone ever walked with a limp due to an ankle injury and then after a while feel discomfort in their shins, knees or even hamstrings.

It’s because the body is accustomed to that individuals movement pattern over years and the slightest change makes a world of difference.


9.) 29 Feb 2024 12:45:38
Ed001, what about Wataru Endo?

{Ed001's Note - sorry he should have been with the first group as he is expected to be fit to play at the weekend.}


10.) 29 Feb 2024 12:53:06
Sorry to finish off my point being is everyone differs.

Unfortunately some might be more prone to niggles and injuries than others and luck can play a part.


11.) 29 Feb 2024 14:52:59
I agree with all you have said, JK23. Everything is on the table (including the amount of back passes, runs to cover spaces as a sweeper keeper etc. ) . What I don't like is the innuendo I seem to deduce by people on this topic going after or appearing to go after AB1 for picking up injuries, making him look or sound injury-prone which is absolute waffle, IMO.


12.) 29 Feb 2024 15:43:12
I guess I'm a little surprised by the extend of Alisson's injury. There's no particular reason for my surprise, but I didn't think initially that the time out would be that much. I guess I didn't pay attention to the original reports close enough, haha.

Hopefully, the squad can hold down the fort until everyone returns.


13.) 29 Feb 2024 16:14:25
I’d also like us to replace Linders but we would probably need 3 people for that.

I’m thinking Jk Rowling as one so we’ve not lost the ability to release a book and then John Terry as the other as he’s easy to hate and he can fulfil the fall guy category and then lastly Steve McClaren who can replace Pep’s media duties with his Dutch accent.

Jobs a good un.


 

 

22 Feb 2024 06:19:38
12 games from lifting the big one
1080 minutes (although more like 1260 minutes these days)
Man City at Anfield is a colossal game.
Hopeful Szobo will be back by then too.
COYRM.

shughes55

1.) 22 Feb 2024 06:59:15
Klopp is a magician and already dreading him leaving he has the team performing with such confidence that we wasn’t going to be denied last night
Up the pool.


2.) 22 Feb 2024 08:43:10
Problem is with city game is even a draw means Arsenal go first.


3.) 22 Feb 2024 09:07:27
The next 5 games are critical (actually all 38 games are ?) . ManCity play ManU, Liverpool and Arsenal. Arsenal play Newcastle, Chelsea and ManCity. We play ManCity. On paper it looks like we have a less perilous path. But you never know. Lower half teams always seem to be banana skins for us.


4.) 22 Feb 2024 09:19:34
Coulred, Klopp simply refuses to lose and he has instilled this spirit of defiance all thru this team and squad in general, kids included.


5.) 22 Feb 2024 11:57:10
Arsenal to draw against Newcastle this weekend. Mark my words ?.


6.) 22 Feb 2024 13:18:31
Newcastle to beat Arsenal.


7.) 22 Feb 2024 14:26:21
Mr Bean, what you mean is Arsenal go first if they win all of their games. Which they won’t.

Teams won’t always roll over for them like West Ham and Burnley did and in tight games they struggle to score goals.


8.) 22 Feb 2024 15:43:58
Irish, hope not, I have captained Saka!


9.) 22 Feb 2024 16:12:35
Did Luton roll over for us in the 2nd half last night. Or do teams only roll over for our rivals.


10.) 22 Feb 2024 18:47:19
Sometimes JK they do yes. You always know when a team rolls over for you as they offer nothing and just give up as soon as they are behind.

Some roll over against Liverpool, City and Arsenal and some don’t roll over so you have to work hard to break them down which is my entire point. Liverpool and City can break stubborn defences down because we have goal scorers in the team.

Arsenal’s whole plan to unlock defences is to score from a set piece because they don’t have forward players good enough to do it in tight games.

I’m not sure what point you are trying to make other than trying, and failing, to be clever.


11.) 22 Feb 2024 19:06:04
@ArAy1969, I can see a draw happening, just like I saw the Chelsea result at the Empty Crate happening. Hope my gut feeling happens.


@Mr. Bean, no one cares about Arsenal, man. We don't play them anymore and if they win all their games and we win all of ours (including City at Anfield), we win the title and they finish 2nd or 3rd. Facts don't care about feelings.


12.) 22 Feb 2024 19:46:42
Beckers fair enough mate. Good reply that. I suppose Everyone sees games differently mate.


 

 

18 Feb 2024 06:57:03
Kelleher
Bradley Konate VVD Robertson
Wataru Mac Allister Jones (hopefully)
Diaz Nunez Salah

Subs: Elliott Gakpo Gravenberch Gomez Quansah

That’s still plenty strong enough to do the current Chelsea team next weekend despite all of the injuries we have, Chelsea are playing better, but tbh Man City where poor yesterday and if we can keep Sterling out of the game, Chelsea are not great without him.

shughes55

1.) 18 Feb 2024 08:12:36
Well capable of beating Chelsea that team but Chelsea will be v dangerous. seen them in big games against the top teams and they've been v Hood at home but not so good away, they v poor at anfield + old Trafford. I'm sure they will turn up for a final tho and they well capable of winning also. id have been confident winning tho before the injuries, tren5,szobo, jota and Jones are massive misses to us from starting team if all 4 out which i think they will be, maybe szobo a chance. 1st is luton wed nite tho! They playing today against utd which should give us good advantage as v hard for the teams at bottom with there small squads to play 2 big games in 4 days.


2.) 18 Feb 2024 08:42:34
As long as we turn up for our final which I’m not sure we have done performance wise in the past then we should have too much for this Chelsea side.

Our last few finals

Chelsea twice
Real twice
Spurs

We didn’t really perform to our ability in any of them despite the fact we won 3 of them. But only 1 in normal time.


3.) 18 Feb 2024 09:08:27
Our depth is crazy good.


4.) 18 Feb 2024 10:19:43
Did anybody hear Jurgen say that the only thing that matters is the Luton game. There are no plans for who plays against Chelsea until we have played Luton.


5.) 18 Feb 2024 11:21:12
Luton is far more important.


6.) 18 Feb 2024 11:24:42
Champions league came around at just the right time and messed up City’s Rhythm.


7.) 18 Feb 2024 12:04:57
We have some decent strength in depth at the moment. If the above suggested team plays to it's ability, we should win. Luton first though, no easy games.


8.) 18 Feb 2024 13:46:54
Still having Trent, Szobo, Jota, Nunez and Jones injured is far from ideal. Hoping that Nunez and Jones aren’t so serious. The other 3 I’ve no idea.


9.) 18 Feb 2024 15:10:28
Err, was the Luton game postponed or something? If not, why are we talking about the game after it?


 

 

19 Jan 2024 04:23:42
Ed001 made a good point yesterday, Gertruida would be a good RB option and can cover injuries to Konate too.
Solid option that.

shughes55

1.) 19 Jan 2024 09:49:18
Don't know who that is. What club does he play for?


2.) 19 Jan 2024 11:49:51
Gertruida certainly looks like he can play and is versatile. But would clash with Gomez for minutes I think? With Trent, Bradley, Gomez, and Maybe Ramsey if he get fit I think we are fine at RB.


3.) 19 Jan 2024 13:01:16
Funny isn't it, if we list our right backs as TAA, Bradley, Gomez, Ramsey, it looks really quite strong and an area we don't really need to focus on.

However, if TAA moves into midfield (seemingly more likely all the time), and our list of right backs becomes Bradley, Gomez, Ramsey. that seems incredibly weak for a team wanting to win titles and becomes an absolutely essential position to resolve.

Is there any chance that Trent's move into midfield might well be dictated by whether we can find a top quality DM/ CM or a top quality RB to sign?

For me, top quality RBs are in short supply at the moment.


4.) 19 Jan 2024 13:16:18
Oli, I believe he's still at Feyenoord. Can play CB, RB, DM and the kazoo. Good player (at football, I haven't heard his kazoo-playing myself) .

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has no interest in him.}


5.) 19 Jan 2024 15:06:25
Red Dawn, I know righ? it's the same thing I see many of the other fans doing on SM when it comes to the no. 6:DM position. For weeks, you will hear them say, "we don't have a no. 6" after literally watching Endo or Macca play in the 6 the game.

So for these people cos we did not get the 6 that cost a small fortune, we don't have a no. 6 despite us having TWO players playing in there on occassion. This is how people have conditioned themselves whether via social media or media narratives from the mainstream media. Go figure.


6.) 19 Jan 2024 15:08:01
Thanks, @RP. Never seen him play no opinion of him. As for his cazoo playing skills, we're going to have to go with it, I guess cos I haven't seen him play that nor the trumpet either.


7.) 19 Jan 2024 21:26:48
Ramsey can’t even get in the Preston squad, never mind on the bench. You can’t count him for our squad atm.


8.) 20 Jan 2024 10:14:45
Fully agree, Mark. Not sure why we even signed him anyway knowing he had a back injury at the time.


9.) 20 Jan 2024 22:39:09
@RedDawn, I think you are doing Bradley a disservice.

Quick question. If TAA is in the squad primarily as a midfielder do FA rules prevent him playing full back if the need arises? Probably safer if we go out and spend £25m plus, just in case eh?


 

 

18 Jan 2024 04:26:12
To be honest I would also have a think about replacing Nunez, I love his endeavour but his finishing is poor, and I would like to grab sisal from Newcastle, really rate him.
What would your choices be?

shughes55

{Ed001's Note - sisal? Do you mean Isak? If so he is good but he can miss just as easily as Nunez and offers a lot less to the team as a whole. I wouldn't look to replace him personally. I would say the one other position to consider as a possibility is right-back if Trent is moved into midfield. It was the original plan when he first reached the first team, it does seem to be the way it is going again now, if so Bradley is not going to be able to be the only one there and Gomez is covering the whole backline. Ramsay needs to play regularly somewhere to regain full fitness before he can be considered again as an option, so another right-back to fight with Bradley and make sure he doesn't get complacent is probably needed.

I am not convinced Salah will go anywhere in the summer. I just don't see why he would want to yet. Diaz, Gakpo and Szobo are good alternatives there, so not sure we need a forward at all personally.

I do think we need a left sided centre-back, van Dijk can't go on forever and he needs competition. Not sure who makes sense, maybe Guehi.}


1.) 18 Jan 2024 05:05:36
Ignoring everything else Nunez does for the team shows how little those people understand about how we play.


2.) 18 Jan 2024 07:07:25
Faithworks plenty of people understand what he does for the team, but it’s a balancing act, the guy doesn’t score enough goals which is his job. We cannot rely solely on Salah. He’s a galaxy away from the quality we had with Manè unfortunately. No rash decisions however, I still think he’ll play a huge part in our season even though we won’t win the league.

{Ed001's Note - but he is not playing Mane's role in the team, he is playing Firmino's role and everyone said he didn't score enough, so hardly an issue is it?}


3.) 18 Jan 2024 08:41:44
nah you don't understand his role in the team. You are making his sole role to be a goal scorer and that is clearly not what he is only there to do.


4.) 18 Jan 2024 08:57:29
For me Nunez is a natural strike as he is getting in scoring positions the problem is in about 75% of these chances he either hits the wood work or the goalies makes a worldie save.

I can easily see him scoring back to back hat-tricks but he is an annoyance to centre backs which free's up space for the other two in the front line.


5.) 18 Jan 2024 07:34:50
Spot on ed1

Diaz needs to step up as much a Darwin .
I think the goals thing is massively overhyped yes he’s missed some sitters but I’d say the last 3/ 4 games I don’t think he could of done much more with his chances and half his chances are self made .

{Ed001's Note - also because of Nunez the whole midfield is able to play closer to the opposition's goal, as his pace keeps the opposition pushed back. That has allowed them to add a few more goals than normal as well. Sometimes a player can be more than what he noticeably contributes.}


6.) 18 Jan 2024 09:28:08
Spot on Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - thanks KC.}


7.) 18 Jan 2024 10:04:05
Have you had the opportunity to watch Morton at Hull Ed? Heard he is doing good on loan. What do you think will happen to him next season? You think he has what it takes to make it with us?

{Ed001's Note - no mate, not seen any of him there other than highlights. They are very happy with him though. I think he has enough to be a back up, but I think he will move on to be a first team player somewhere. It is also a good way to bring in some income for a player that is highly unlikely to nail down a permanent place in the first team.}


8.) 18 Jan 2024 10:21:25
You do not replace a Nunez in my opinion. You thank your lucky stars you have him and hope that he continues to work hard to add those finishing touches.

Fatinworks said it very well there that you can't ignore everything else he brings. It's like saying ignoring Haalands goals, he does very little. City should replace him.

He is the only forward we have with the potential to be a Salah type figure when Salah decides to end his Liverpool career. If he really can find his finishing boots and develop that calm head, he is instantly world class and one of the best strikers in the world.

Yes, he has that step to make. You can't ignore that either. But all the time he is working on that, he is contributing massively in other ways as my fellow posters and ed001 have advised above. So we lose very little sticking by him.

If Klopp told me I'm buying 4 new forwards for the future squad and you David have to pick one of our current forwards to keep. I wouldn't even have to think about it. Easiest decision in the world to pick Nunez.
Just in case there's commotion, I ve obviously taken into account Salah's age in that decision making.

Ultimately, Nunez is a guy you build a team around. Not replace.


9.) 18 Jan 2024 10:34:05
Yeah can see him leaving. Will be really hard for him to break into that midfield now, even with Thiago leaving. Hull could be a great permanent move for him especially if they get promoted.

Does anyone know how Carvallho has done there? Appreciate it’s only a fortnight but wondered if he has shown anything in his first few games.


10.) 18 Jan 2024 10:52:09
@mfahmee2 - I watched Carvalho's debut for Hull and I thought both he and Morton had great games. Carvalho was involved in everything and looked full of confidence and Morton was pulling the strings and scored a good goal. Hopefully they will both prove to be key players over the second half of the season!

I don't claim to be as astute as Ed001 but thought I would offer my thoughts.


11.) 18 Jan 2024 12:41:28
@shipleykopite, I read a lot of good stuff being said about how he is doing at Hull. If I'm not mistaken, Morton score a screamer with his left foot in that match. But as Ed1 said, he probably won't make it at Liv. We are well stocked at midfield.

Ed1, I see that you mentioned Guehi quite a lot. Not see him play that much tbh. Is he at that good Ed? I've seen name like Inacio for CB position. Seems like he can play as LB as well for Sporting, so can cover 2 positions as well. There are 2 other names being mentioned in Diomande and Lenny Yoro. Have you seen these players Ed?

{Ed001's Note - I've not seen enough of them to be honest. I did like what I saw of Dragusin this season, but he joined Spurs.}


12.) 18 Jan 2024 13:14:52
Ed001, I was saying on here a few weeks or months back that we should be bringing in a right back.
Do you have anyone in mind? I do wonder what kind of player Klopp would be looking at who wouldn’t hinder the progress of Bradley. Someone older and established or someone younger and have them fight it out.
If Trent is moving to midfield though it does raise more questions as to who gets a game in midfield. Someone good will need to miss out more often than they would probably like.
I’d love to see us in an old fashioned 442 with Trent and szobo on the middle right and right wing swapping positions all the time and gakpo and Nunez up top.
I say I’d love to see that, I wouldn’t really, I know Klopp wouldn’t either, I’m just trying to figure out what the team will look like in a season or two and when Salah leaves.

{Ed001's Note - there aren't many options out there for a right-back to be honest. But there is always Trent in times of need. If not maybe Walker-Peters or Geertruida?}


13.) 18 Jan 2024 14:50:48
I don’t think it’s Nunez that we should be looking to upgrade it’s either Diaz or Gakpo. Now these two definitely don’t score enough goals. Hopefully at least one of them will improve in the second half of the season.


14.) 18 Jan 2024 17:10:29
OP replace Nunez? Nah, I doubt it. Isak is very good BUT he ain't Darwin. Darwin has a lot and has added more to his game and Klopp is moulding him into a player even better than Bobbie cos Darwin can play near anywhere in the front three, something Bobbie could not only do due to him lacking the pace to get in behind. That's it. If anything, he is the most dangerous player we have and the evidence is there to prove it.

People say Salah is have a good season. You think Salah is not benefiting from Darwin doing all the running to take defenders away from him so he can get more room to operate, create and score or assist, something Bobbie did for near a decade here? You think Salah is not happy Darwin is there to take the pressure off him? Nah, Darwin is the exact player we need for the system we are playing and he is getting better and better. Should he score more? Of course BUT we said the same thing about Bobbie too. Darwin ain't going anywhere as long as he is executing Klopp's game plan to the letter and Im here for ALL of it.


15.) 18 Jan 2024 17:28:00
Frimpong for right back?

{Ed002's Note - No.}


16.) 18 Jan 2024 19:42:41
I have no objection to signing Isak but he would be a player to play with Nunez not to replace him. If Salah goes move Diaz to the right, Isak through the middle and Nunez from the left. Even if Salah stays it would be a good shout as Salah doesn’t have too many top seasons left and is already losing his explosive pace.

Any talk of replacing Nunez is crazy talk. The guy is an absolute monster and I’d rather have him in my team than playing against me.

He’s a great finisher too it just hasn’t quite clicked into place for him yet but it will and I want him in our team when it does. Davey is spot on we stick by Nunez at all costs because he will be the best striker in world football. I said it before we signed him and if anything he’s even better than I thought he would be.

The only thing I was unsure of was whether he could play a Klopp pressing style and he did struggle in his first season which affected the team as a whole.

This season he’s shown he can be a Klopp player off the ball, all that’s missing is the consistency in finishing which I have absolutely no doubt will come.

{Ed025's Note - good post BP.....except for "hes a great finisher too", im not saying he wont improve in that department mate but at this moment its bordering on pathetic im afraid..


17.) 18 Jan 2024 19:45:06
I don't understand this thing about Nunez not scoring enough. Like Ed001 says Bobby didn't either (something I always criticised him for) but we all loved him. Nunez is similar but regularly gets it scoring positions, it's his biggest strength. He's missed a few sitters fine but he still scored 15 last season and 8 so far this. It used to be that 20 goals a season was the mark of a world class striker. Your Messi's, R7's Lewis's, salah and Haaland have skewed this and now anything less than 20 is rubbish? Absolute Nonsense. Nunez is doing fine, is an absolute monster for the opposition to defend against and he's only going to keep getting better. I'm not concerned about him one bit.


18.) 18 Jan 2024 20:09:22
Oh and let's not forgot that despite Salah being lauded as a brilliant creator of goals as well as scorer, Nunez is currently leading the assists chart with 10, 2 more than Salah. Not counting the absolute havoc he creates in the opposition defence that's 18 goal involvements in 30 appearances this season, second only to the freak Salah and 8 more than any other player at the club. He's an easy target I'm afraid and I'm not having it. Rant over.

{Ed025's Note - I think you mean “it’s easy for him to miss the target” mate ?


19.) 18 Jan 2024 20:13:32
I wouldn't sell Nunez. I would tell him to take a leaf out of Zlatan's book and go learn a martial art to help him control himself and release his Zen.


20.) 18 Jan 2024 22:42:47
Spot on, Davey Sulls. If Darwin's finishing is all we are complaining about then for me, he has made even more progress btw last season to this season than I could have imagined.


21.) 18 Jan 2024 23:17:14
Have a look at his last season with Benfica Ed he was tucking them away for fun and scored more than 30 goals.

He is a great finisher there is just too much pressure on him at the moment because of people constantly questioning him. Like the OP on this thread.

I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that he will be a 20-30 league goal striker for us. He’s that good.

{Ed025's Note - i think hes a very good player BP, but the Portuguese league is equivalent to our division 2 standard mate so i would not not take too much notice of that stat..


22.) 19 Jan 2024 07:06:56
Um pathetic would be DCL’s 5 goals/ assists in 22 games.
3.6x the output in 1.5x more games qualifies Nunez as a little better than pathetic.

{Ed025's Note - i agree on DCL faith, the both of them couldn,t hit a bulls arse with a banjo mate..


 

 

 

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07 Feb 2024 22:00:47
Spot on Ed002 thanks.
Who would you say out of the other options would be a good option?
Amorim for me maybe?

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27 Jan 2024 07:19:00
I’m gutted mate, feel like I have been kicked in the kahunas.

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21 Jan 2024 06:14:21
Who is it that is interested Ed002? Spurs and Arsenal?
I think this kid will do well.

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Cheers Ed002 All the Best.

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Shame that.

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29 Feb 2024 05:13:08
I like the Nyoni kid.
16 years of age, that boy is going to be a decent footballer yanno!

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25 Feb 2024 21:43:24
Is right JK Red
I was there and it was an unbelievably good feeling to get the win, we have had some day, memories I will cherish forever

Jurgen Norbert Klopp = Legendary.

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Go on the Lyd.

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27 Jan 2024 08:06:38
Spot on Ed001 Zidane is not the answer.
If we look at the up and coming managers we would be targeting Alonso, Amorim, Nagelsman, De Zerbi, and the fella from Girona.

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100% the inverted nonsense needs to stop!
TAA in midfield and young Bradley at RB please ?????????.

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