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19 Nov 2018 19:59:45
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19 Nov 2018 19:59:45
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19 Nov 2018 18:43:13
Clear change in the way Klopp wants his team to play this season. Keep the ball and try win the match instead of scoring three and having to score a 4th to win or running riot and having to make sure that you do not concede more than what you score to win.

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19 Nov 2018 19:29:36
If that's the plan then I think we need to control possession a little bit better imo.

Of course, the two games this season where I thought we kept the ball best, PSG in the CL and Chelsea in the League Cup, we ended up being suckerpunched for 2 goals in the second half of both.

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19 Nov 2018 19:43:51
Spot on, Max. Klopp has reeled the team in and has abandoned this frenetic style that clearly, is entertaining BUT unsustainable and we cannot win the PL with that style. I mean, LFC is the only team I know that would score 3 goals and you still could not say if they would win a game. Some may be happy with that much strain on the team BUT Sorry, I'm not having this whole moan that "we should go back to last season's style".

What we have done is become smarter, more efficient, and more savvy in our approach to games even tho, we MUST improve. Sure we can play better and do more and Klopp himself, has said that multiple times BUT till then, I love the points haul (11 points better than last season in the PL), scored more goals this season at this point than last season as well. Oh, did I say we wiped out a 12 point deficit from City at this point last season?

The fact of the matter is that Klopp and the players have NOTHING more to prove regarding whether we can play fluid footie nd score a hat-full or not. Even Pep is terrified of us so there's your proof. What we need now is the points, first and foremost and if you can play well then great. If you can't, secure the points and ask questions later.

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19 Nov 2018 19:58:44
We don't have good enough players to keep the ball in midfield. The only way we can beat the very best teams is when we play full throttle. Agains't the average teams it is good to conserve some energy but agains't our rivals we should be going at it 100%.

Shaqiri and Keita are must starters for me at the weekend.

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19 Nov 2018
New image uploaded to the
Liverpool Player Sightings page entitled, Sturgeon Plays 3-a-side

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19 Nov 2018 11:06:51
Ed01 sorry if its asked but was wondering about getting James for the number 10 role of Fekir. your thoughts on it? I think he willl fit it?

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{Ed001's Note - please no. One of the most overrated players in the world. He is on a huge amount of money and slow.}

19 Nov 2018 13:36:29
Agree on James ed he os over rated. Do we still hold sn interest in Draxler do you no?

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{Ed001's Note - off the top of my head I don't know, I have not heard anything about him either way.}

19 Nov 2018 13:53:45
Ed01 can you do a over rated players active atm and underrated players active atm list?

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{Ed001's Note - I have added it to the to do list mate.}

19 Nov 2018 14:49:55
great shout Livebird31.

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{Ed002's Note - In terms of the previous question with Rabiot and others leaving Draxler will now stay in Paris.}

19 Nov 2018 15:49:00
Cheers for reply both Eds.

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19 Nov 2018 19:42:23
Ah ay, surely you're all wrong about James? You must be, I just watched a youtube clip of him scoring a worldy! Ok, it was like a decade ago in the world cup, but I'm sure Klopp could get him doing it most matches :)

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19 Nov 2018 19:44:51
No James for me, OP. He is as lazy as they come.

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Review Of The Day 19th November 2018

19 Nov 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 19th November 2018

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19 Nov 2018 07:38:44
Thanks for putting the effort in with the extra bit Ed, quality mate, hope you have a good Monday.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, glad you enjoyed. I am going to try and theme it each time.}

19 Nov 2018 07:56:05
Thanks for that Tris!

It would be a fascinating subject for a dissertation or other study to see which sport has had most success breeding politicians?

You've mentioned the footballers, but we've also got Pacquiao and Klitchko in boxing, Seb Coe from Athletics (even Jeffrey Archer, albeit only one appearance for GB, apparently) .

It makes sense, as the same mental fortitude required to become an elite athlete would no doubt come in handy when trying to deal with the machinations of political life.?

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{Ed001's Note - possibly. I would have thought it would be more likely to be anything other than football in the UK, though that would change elsewhere. Purely because your average British footballer lacks a decent education, though, particularly in Eastern Europe, footballers elsewhere tend to have a better level of education. 'Proper' football men are not, as a rule, all that bright.}

19 Nov 2018 08:41:48
Cheers for the anecdotes ed, they’re awesome mate. Have a good day.

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19 Nov 2018 08:49:41
In Bulgaria we had a PM as footballer aswell. Boyko Borisov played couple of seasons with a low tier team.

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{Ed001's Note - yeah I saw that but it was actually the fact you could sign the Hungarian one on FM06 that got him included mate. It actually made me want to see if I still had a copy of the game to see if he is any good!}

19 Nov 2018 08:55:59
What about George Weah? 😄.

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19 Nov 2018 09:25:39
Surely Wayne Rooney is intelligent enough to go into politics, Ed01?

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{Ed001's Note - he is the obvious outlier. Clearly intelligent enough to run the country.}

19 Nov 2018 09:34:05
Queen: Run the country, Wayne

Wayne: OK, Your Maj

Several weeks later

Queen (on phone) : Wayne, where are you?!?!?

Wayne: I've only got as far as Edinburgh and my legs are tired. Can I stop now?

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19 Nov 2018 09:58:28
Hahaha zed about right mate.

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19 Nov 2018 10:07:33
Did you check mate, Is he any good on the game. Im curious aswell 😀.

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19 Nov 2018 10:35:44
Hey Ed actually Boyko Borisov is in 13 and 14 football manager! He is even the oldest player in the game!

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{Ed001's Note - I never knew that mate, cheers for letting me know. How old was he then?}

19 Nov 2018 14:00:11
Great read Ed001! Clement Atlee played for Fleet Town. and Gordon Brown was a nutter about Raith Rovers BUT I also remember an awkward Nicola Sturgeon confusing football with river dance (I'll upload the photo) lol.

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{Ed001's Note - there are literally thousands of them to be honest, but I didn't want to get into all of them. Though I did think about including Gordon Brown as he upset a lot of people by trying to prove he wasn't a bitter Scot and cheering on England in a major tournament and also named Gascoigne's goal against the Scots as the best goal he ever saw.}

19 Nov 2018 15:39:14
First my bad he is in 14 and 15 versions, and he was 54 and 55.

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18 Nov 2018New image uploaded to the Liverpool Player Sightings page entitled, My boy's drawing of me lol!

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18 Nov 2018 21:31:10
Great drawing!
Keep encouraging him to draw and express his vision - and you will find, if he plays football, then that imagination and vision will come through on the pitch also.

But again, excellent drawing!

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18 Nov 2018 21:31:56
He should think about branching out into sculpture!

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19 Nov 2018 03:29:43
Cheers RK and Zed, he certainly doesn't get his drawing from me because if I were to draw a person it'd be a stick man! lol.

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19 Nov 2018 08:42:21
Class Salah - exactly how I pictured you 😉.

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19 Nov 2018 10:00:07
Lol aoe, you know what I look like mate, just look in the mirror! 👀😎.

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19 Nov 2018 10:29:46
Not bad salah! I'm 34 and can't draw that well lol.

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19 Nov 2018 13:09:14
Lol you and me both Mark hahaha.

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19 Nov 2018 13:25:10
Definitely better than your sculpture Salah!

Keep encouraging him dude, i'm desperate to see my kids develop some sort of artistic talent, whether it be singing, dancing or painting and drawing, simply because I suck at all of them and it would be nice for them to have an outlet!

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19 Nov 2018 17:51:11
Lol RP I know what you mean mate, I'm bad at all them things too! luckily he can do art and football good, unlike me! - Sorry Ed1, I'm sure that's the last thing you want to hear seen as though you picked me for your team! hahaha! only joking mate, honest ;) .

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18 Nov 2018 17:47:09
Xherdan Shaqiri when asked if he would have coffee with Gary Neville despite his criticism: "Not at all. I do not care what he says. I do not care if he says now that I'm playing hard. "

"Many have ridiculed after the transfer that Liverpool is too big for me. But I was always calm, too, when I got little playing time at the beginning. "

"I knew, of course because of the experience at Bayern and Inter, that I have to be patient and then take my chance when I get it. "

He's continuously impressing me this lad! a nice surprise because I thought he was going to be a right divvy.

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{Ed0333's Note - I’ve stopped making predictions on how new players will play after I was so hideously wrong about the Ox. I remember the days I used to be on the phone to Ed’s 001 in hysterics and profound pathos when we were strongly linked and then he was off to Chelsea and my sadness turned to ecstasy then he rebuffed Chelsea and a higher wage because he was a Liverpool fan and wanted to work with Klopp. I cannot tell you what a dark place I was in the day the AOC signed on the dotted line...How wrong was I?..I have to be honest I didn’t get that sense of dread when Shaqiri signed but I have been impressed by his work rate, application and patience. A lot of the credit clearly goes to the player but don’t underplay Klopp’s importance in his shift in sensibility.

18 Nov 2018 18:12:34
I would say that about all players. In reality the man on the street doesn't have anywhere near enough knowledge on what is required when signing players. There is a lot more to it than just footballing ability.

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18 Nov 2018 20:02:08
I know I criticized the signing of Shaqiri on this site too. So far he has proved his critics wrong.
Talent was never an issue but the bad attitude at previous clubs was. Maybe the penny has dropped and he has wised up.
There is no way he is only a £13 million player, especially in todays' ridiculous market.
I think he will contribute plenty more goals and assists this season and think he should play more in the home games when Liverpool are dominating against 'park the bus' teams.

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18 Nov 2018 20:20:48
Shaqiri just beautifully teed up Switzerland's second goal against Belgium, great game!

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18 Nov 2018 21:04:48
And the 4tj aswell!

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18 Nov 2018 21:17:55
I know he has too start for us at all times his delivery is ridiculous also brings creativity which we lack when he doesn't play.

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18 Nov 2018 21:31:35
If someone is watching the Switz-Belgium game. Shaqiri owns them. Now he played an awesome backheel to open other player who assisted for Switz 5th.

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18 Nov 2018 22:16:56
I never offered a prediction about him on this site when we bought him. I am very much a ‘wait and see’ person and I trust in Klopp and his team. As greenflash says, for £13m in this market to fill a bench spot where we desperately needed quality cover he was a risk worth taking.

I think that the ‘risk’ was that he appeared to prefer being a big fish in a small pond and the question was over whether he’d go missing at Liverpool. The answer is no, and he appears to relish the opportunity.

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19 Nov 2018 00:03:58
I don’t see him as a bench player, on current form, he deserves his place in the eleven. He makes something happen, almost every ten mins or so, a little flick, a cross, or a shot. Not always the right move, but he’s never one just to play it back to the centra half and think that’ll do, which in games like red star, we needed.

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18 Nov 2018 22:34:22
With you, Ed0333 on Ox. I did not want him here and I made everyone know about that. I was wrong and now, I am very wary of commenting on a player we are linked with that I have reservations about cos Ox has shut me up till further notice.

As for Shaq, I was only wary of his attitude and his more than questionable conduct with Stoke, Bayern and esp. the Swiss team. I knew he was talented as his talent was never in doubt. it was everything else I had issues about. For now, he is doing the right things and playing well. Still a long way to go cos I think he can get way better than what he is showing now.

As for the Switzerland/ Belgium game, he is having a blinder BUT you have to say that the Belgians are allowing him to do whatever he wants with them to the point of taking the mick at times. Great performance, tho.

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{Ed0333's Note - sorry Rover mate I have zero interest in international footy so have no idea how hospitable the Belgians are being towards our Shaq...I agree with you tho I also think Shaq has a lot more to offer there’s more stratas to his game. However I’m not even convinced he’s a first team player but I ate lorryloads of humble pie with AOC and won’t mind eating some again if thunder thighs proves me wrong. What I will say is for the money he seems to be really really good value.

18 Nov 2018 15:45:51
England just scored from Gomez long throw!

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18 Nov 2018 16:12:55
err so you saying england owe us?

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18 Nov 2018 16:40:56
No lol, just saying that we have a player that can change a game from nothing? You mad or smh? Enjoy life mate.

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18 Nov 2018 22:35:56
Good on Gomez and Ed01 has been saying that we should use that as a weapon and that Gomez would work on his accuracy. However, the throw should have been blown dead for a foul throw cos Gomez's foot was on the touchline hence, a foul throw.

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18 Nov 2018 10:30:17
Question this season how much do people think we miss Can? And the ox


Both played a he'll of a lot of games last season.

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18 Nov 2018 10:51:29
Ox yes, he was really starting to get going before he got injured.

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18 Nov 2018 11:13:36
Think back to last seasons group stage of the champions league can was playing a stormer.

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18 Nov 2018 11:35:12
Personally I don't think we miss either but having the Ox as an option would certainly be helpful.

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18 Nov 2018 12:13:19
Don't think we miss Can. I think we do miss Ox's drive and pace in Midfield as well as his ability to cover out wide etc. Look forward to seeing him back at his best next season!

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18 Nov 2018 12:43:06
We're definitely missing Ox's ability to run with the ball and drive at the defense before unleashing a screamer or sliding it in to the Front 3.

Here's to hoping Keita can finally get a run of games and tear it up just like he did for RBL.

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18 Nov 2018 12:47:03
I think can was a little too hit and miss, could be brilliant one day and invisible the next. Such a shame. As for ox, when he comes back in I think it’ll certainly improve us the way Shaqiri has added to us. Klopp looked like getting the absolute best of him and I’m amazed that he did more for us in a few months than his entire career in arsenal. Until then, I still think we’ve got enough in the cracking players we already have.

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18 Nov 2018 12:50:01
Can is not being missed at all. But I think Ox is being missed greatly. I think he is a better fit than Shaqiri simply because he has a defensive dimension to his game that Shaqiri does not have as of yet. Ox is better suited to reacting to different situations and different oposing team setups. Ox does not have Shaqiri's left peg which can be magical at times, and would probably score less goals than Shaqiri over a season, but I stil think our midfield is more solid with Ox in there.

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18 Nov 2018 13:07:31
I have to say that wiji and Milner this season have been better than Can last season, so i don't think we've missed him. We're doing pretty well without Ox, but will be nice to have him back.

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18 Nov 2018 13:42:32
IMO, Can? Not so much. Ox? Without question. Can was as someone already said, a bit hit and miss even tho, he was very good for us overall and we would not have made the progress we made w/ o him in certain games. But he did not have the same impact Ox made. Ox was an animal for us last season, simple.

Klopp (and he barely gets credit for this) played a blinder with the Ox/ Cou situation. Cou wanted to go, hell/ heaven be damned. What did Klopp do? He let Cou go (for serious dough) and got Ox ready to play the no. 10 role in a different way and switched the way we play to accommodate his abilities (pace, power, athleticism and fearlessness) . We never missed a beat with Ox in the advanced position after Cou left and we are suffering from his absence more than anything, IMO. And he scored and assisted quite a lot. Also, if we thumped City 3 out of 4 times last season, it was in huge part cos of Ox. They never had an answer for him and had he been there this season, they and many other teams would not have an answer for him either. Ox, all the way for me.

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{Ed002's Note - Klopp does not negotiate transfers.}

18 Nov 2018 13:51:14
Once Keita and Fabinho are up to speed, these discussions will disappear.

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18 Nov 2018 14:17:04
Ed02, I am fully aware of that. I was making a larger point.

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{Ed002's Note - Don’t make it all about Klopp then.}

18 Nov 2018 15:47:55
We lack a little creativity in midfield currently and yes I know Shaqiri has helped a bit but I think we lack variety in our current midfield personnel.

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18 Nov 2018 15:57:53
Any team will miss a good player. We might well do ok without Ox but you would still want to see him ready for selection.

Can made his choice, it might turn out well for him, maybe not! His choice, good luck to him but I'm not really interested, he is gone.

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18 Nov 2018 16:10:45
Deffo 100% miss ox no one else in that current midfield has his drive eye for a pass or ability to shoot from long range
Keita I know can do all these things but has not been on fire as of yet and the other midfielders offer many things but goals is not one of them.

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18 Nov 2018 22:39:37
Ed02, not making anything all about Klopp at all. Klopp signed Ox, coached him up and got him ready to play. Ox also gets credit for believing in his ability and improving his game on his end at al. That is credit to Ox and Klopp. Cheers, man.

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{Ed002's Note - You are as ever making everything about Klopp - it is si,ply incorrect and untrue.}

18 Nov 2018 10:14:38
We seem too Be linked with kerim demiraby of hoffenheim quite strongly does anyone have an opinion on him, too me seems decent but never world class, bit like emre can, but more attacking and less aggressive has a good left foot on him also but seems injury prone. Personally I would rather doucore hojberg or someone with that Alonso type quality .

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Review Of The Day 18th November 2018

18 Nov 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 18th November 2018

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18 Nov 2018 08:52:58
Cheers ed001 another great review, don't know why city want to expand again, they got more money than sense lol, have a good day even though these internationals are so boring.

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{Ed001's Note - the plan seems to be to offer more cheap seats, maybe to bring in day trippers or fair weather fans. Mind, if they keep winning, the fanbase will continue to grow and they might well need those extra seats in 10 years. One thing Mansour does is plan 25 years ahead, not 1, 2 or 5.}

18 Nov 2018 09:22:36
Cheers Ed, have a good one mate.

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{Ed001's Note - you too mate.}

18 Nov 2018 10:53:21
Considering how far they’ve come, I’m really surprised they spent sell out, I remember going to main road and it was packed.

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{Ed001's Note - yes but it is not the same club that the fans grew up with, so I can understand why they have lost their traditional fanbase.}

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