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Team: Liverpool

Where from: NZ

Favourite player: Suarez

Best team moment: The obvious ones stand out but the lads demolishimg apurs at the lane like it was a training day was a nice memory


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26 Feb 2018 17:10:34
regards Jorginho - is that a rumour that has been verified?

Regards any type of player coming in to play that role in midfield. ACE! and honestly, I don't think it would matter who that player is. Anyone who is a little bit more tactically aware and can pass a decent ball will do wonders for the balance of our midfield allowing Hendo, Keita, gini etc to be the legs in the midfield. so whoever that player is, get him in! heck, bring lucas back to play that role!


1.) 27 Feb 2018 12:22:39
Faithinworks, we are looking to move forward with our progression towards trophies, bringing Lucas back in a starting role will hinder that. I trust whoever Klopp picks for midfield will be a great choice, his track record for signings is pretty impressive, he seems to know the exact type of player that suits his system!



19 Apr 2017 09:56:36
Eds, what's the play with young Allan Rodriguez. What are the chances he gets his permit next season. Are the club wanting to fight to keep him?


{Ed001's Note - the club would love to keep him, it is most likely he gets another loan move next season.}

1.) 19 Apr 2017 12:39:57
How good is he eds? Not seen much of him. Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - he is highly rated by the club and in Germany.}

2.) 19 Apr 2017 22:00:11
i know i was surprised that he managed to get loaned to a german team in the top league.

What would you say is the reason for him not getting much game time is it literally a case of him just not what the manager wants in his starting 11?

{Ed001's Note - he is young, still getting used to the country and not really ready to be a regular starter.}




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14 Apr 2018 01:31:08
Ed1, before gini aigned you warned us about his attitude problems. Can you remind specifically what they were and was it at newcastle or previous club? Genuinely intereated, so please don't take this thee wrong way. And also because gini just seems like such a happy and nice guy, can't imagine what his bad attitude was about or where it came from!


{Ed001's Note - pretty much the same as he is now displaying for us, lack of drive. He is too laidback and just offers nothing for long periods in games.}

1.) 14 Apr 2018 07:25:54
Ok, I'm alright with that cos that is subjective. I thought maybe there was a primadonna thing about him amd he was ruffling feathers behind the scenes. Cheers mate.

{Ed001's Note - no mate.}



08 Apr 2018 08:41:43
massive mental test for us on Wednesday (New zealand time! ) .

I'm with the general consensus about not conceding an Early goal. But on reflection, I think it is more about how we respond to adversity and pressure. we could go down 1-0 at any stage in the game and how we respond in the following 5 or so mins may determine the outcome of the match. Ok, if they go up 1-0 in the 93rd min then probably we are safe lol, but you get my drift!

Confidence, mentality, character all the intangible stuff that we need to get us through will need to be on show on wednesday (New Zealand time! ) .


1.) 08 Apr 2018 09:15:39
Couldn’t agree more mate.

2.) 08 Apr 2018 09:19:32
Totally get with what you're saying Faith and us LFC fans have seen many a defensive collapse with a few of them this season. However since the arrival of VVD and Karius coming in as no 1 we have looked far more organised and settled at the back. I think our best form of defence has always been attack and if we do that on Tue night then I cannot see us not scoring. If we score then it's tie over.

3.) 08 Apr 2018 09:37:23
Definitely with you Jayden!

If supporting Liverpool has taught me anything, and thank fully we have been on the winning side more often than not, nothing is over until it is over!

will be great to see VVD in this environment. It's the likes of him who we need to rally the troops if and when the sh*t hits the fan!

4.) 08 Apr 2018 10:11:58
Well Man City have to throw everything at us at 3-0 down, full on attack.
We are perfectly suited to a counter attack game, one little mistake from city and the likes of Salah will have a clear run at goal.
I can see goals from both sides, wouldn’t be suprised if it was 4-4 on the night (4-7agg)

5.) 08 Apr 2018 10:22:08
The game is just as tricky for city as it is for us.

Do they come out all guns blazing and risk conceding early or do they take a more steady approach ie try and nick one in the first half then turn the screw in the second half.

In all honest the game is set up perfectly for us, bar the 5-0 result we usually have the better of city.

I see city pressing and us getting them on the counter leaving them needing 5 goals.

6.) 08 Apr 2018 10:39:08
I think the game will suit us perfectly, they have to come at us and we'll hit them on the break, get our away goal and hopefully this might dent their confidence. I thought it was funny the way Kompany says that Man city fans can be as loud as us, all twenty of them. Have faith and we'll do these semi's here we come.

7.) 08 Apr 2018 11:24:54
Man City won’t even fill thier stadium against us let alone be louder than us. Thier home fans will be drowned out by our away fans, probably outnumbered as well lol.

8.) 08 Apr 2018 13:42:11
The vital thing for Tuesday is that we don’t collapse if we concede a goal. Even if we went 4 goals down City will still be bricking it in case we get an away goal. In fact, if they did go 4 - 0 down they would probably change their tutu De and make it even more possible for us to get that goal.

9.) 08 Apr 2018 13:52:50
Nice one, Mikey. Jayden is correct, btw. Already, the pressure on City before Tues. was huge. Now having lost to Utd in a game that first, had no bus. losing having created 4/ 5 clear chances after they went two up b4 Utd scored, and second, all their flaws were laid bare AGAIN right after we did and third, knowing that you have to literally not concede vs the top scorers in the CL and your Kryptonite, is just unbearable, IMO. All those considered, a goal from us (esp. if we score first) and the tie is dead. It' up to us, lads and I would not have it any other way.

10.) 08 Apr 2018 17:02:39
The minute we score one goal, the tie becomes even more difficult for them. I think the home defeat against United is mentally a big deal for them.



06 Apr 2018 21:20:50
MK - this is with love bro, you got to grow a thick skin bro! if itits out there then its up for critique incl the morons who just hurl abuse. Come back stronger!


1.) 06 Apr 2018 23:05:36
I think you might have the wrong end of the stick mate. Nobody knows exactly why I'm cutting back in my posts, and nobody will find out because it is private, so I'd appreciate it if people didn't make assumptions.

2.) 06 Apr 2018 23:30:04
MK, what's up, buddy? No qualms, man. Whatever is going on is your business and yours only. Just promise us you'll come back when all is better. Praying for ya, man.

3.) 06 Apr 2018 23:50:07
Sorry Faith, that came out really rudely and I didn't mean it too. I did explain myself better in response to Putney's post but i think that is on page 2 or 3 by now.

I'll still be reading through the pages a couple of times a day and responding to people asking for my opinion. I didn't expect people to notice. I wasn't even going to say anything until Longthing76 asked where I was.

I would appreciate if people would leave it now though and stop assuming this has anything to do with the thread from 2 weeks ago.

4.) 06 Apr 2018 23:50:33
True I couldn't find your original post just what lots of others were saying so just jumped in to give some support. I'd also encourage ya to not feel ya hav to respond to everything. Was just tryna be supportive mate. Go well.

5.) 07 Apr 2018 01:30:38
I guess in a way you just need some time off, MK. If you're really feeling down (this is me assuming) maybe you can take my advice just go to the motel you told us about some time ago, to release some of the tension/ stress. I would do that 😉.



01 Apr 2018 22:08:53
Will ask here cos I think it got mixed up in another post. Am trying to figure out the difference between finishing 2-4 and how that may impact our position in next season CL group stages. Can someone shed light on how teams are seeded? E. g., city and Barcelona won't be drawn in same group cos they champions right? Is there a coefficient calculated that splits the teams into 4 pots and hoe? Thanks in advance.


1.) 01 Apr 2018 23:16:37
Boats n Hoes.

{Ed033's Note - pros and hoes?

2.) 02 Apr 2018 09:16:39
You have pretty much answered your own question. The champions of the top 7 nations and current holders go in the first pot and a ranking system works out the rest based on past European performances (I think it’s based on the last 5 years) .

3.) 02 Apr 2018 10:56:21
Cool cobra, that was the bit I didn't know (the last 5 years thing) . Am interested in the calculations if anyone knows!

{Ed002's Note - It is based on performances in Europe and points are allocated on games won and drawn, so the further a club goes the more points it has. Liverpool are currently ranked 27th. The calculation itself is therefore of no real importance. There is a second set calculated over 10 years (LFC are 16th right now) that impacts the prize money slightly - but not enough to worry about).



31 Mar 2018 21:56:16
ed2, just wanting to pick your brain about building a squad. you've made it clear your thoughts about top names like werner coming in and potentially unsettling firmino or werner getting unsettled, cos they both want to start etc.

so the question is what should the strategy be to build squad depth for a club competing at the very top? we have our clear top 3 first choice forwards, who are the kinds of players we should be targeting to support that group? is it simply the likes of Ings and Dom? that is, not first choice starters but are young and hungry players who will compete and push the guys ahead of them? is that more healthy than playing rotation with 2 first choice players in the same position? interested in what you would do and who would you target.


{Ed002's Note - The squad supports the first pick players but you cannot add a hugely expensive player and simply say you might get your chance soon, it is never going to work. Kids doing well are kicking on the door - do you give them a chance or not? Ings and Solanke will want chances and Solanke moved because of promises that have not yet come true. You add someone ahead of them and people are miffed. It is tough. I don't think Liverpool need an out and out forward this summer - but an AM is a different matter.}

1.) 31 Mar 2018 23:55:11
Like ed has said if we add an attacking midfielder it is less likely to upset a player. Ideally klopp will find a player capable of playing as part of the midfield and wider or further forward. Just like salah and firmino, they have there strongest position but if say firmino was unavailable, salah is more than capable of leading the line.

2.) 01 Apr 2018 00:28:45
With basically 3 games every two weeks throughout the season, I don't see how we can be expected to compete on all fronts with three shoe ins and no real competition. Said it before but look at sterling Aguero Jesus and sane, all quality players but really, only three ever start. Yeah you can say one of solanke or Ings but who wide? I don't see the harm in say buying an adaptable player like Werner, and saying you four, prove yourselves. Who says firmino has to get dropped? It gives us a real threat of the bench and a chance to rest mane firmino or Salah without losing much. At the moment, if we rest mane say, it's either Ox wide or someone through the middle and firmino wide, which doesn't work as well. 4 players could still get thirty starts a season each.

3.) 01 Apr 2018 03:00:41
Cant't believe there is still a discussion over whether we need another option upfront for Firmino, Salah and Mane. What happens if one of those breaks down? Or God forbid all 3? Ings/ Solanke can play backup for Firmino but neither can fill in for Salah or Mane. The ideal option would be to sign a versatile forward who can play either side of Firmino and even drop into midfield to accommodate the front 3 when trying to break down packed defences.
Now, a player like that is hard to find but I remember one of the Eds (probably Ed002) saying Draxler is someone that Klopp may look to. A player who has featured as a LW and LCM for PSG and not done too bad tbh. 50 million euros would be a good price to pick him up and kill two birds with one stone (DRaxler can play LW, CAM, LCM) .
And our midfield needs sorting out big time. Kieta, Hendo, Milner, OX I would keep. The rest need to go. Lallana is past it and injury prone. Gini might as well go back to Holland and nobody would notice. Can's a goner so we need a DLP (Jorginho who can do a better job than Hendo at starting attacks from deep and maybe a bruiser along side him to give more protection to the defense. Keita, Jorginho and a CDM makes perfect sense in terms of balance and we will still have Ox, Milner and Hendo to call upon from the bench.

{Ed0333's Note - I would get rid of Milner, Hendo, Can and Gini. As you so elaqontly put it Buzzer, If any of these left no one would notice. We need a complete overhaul in midfield as it’s impotent and dysfunctional.

4.) 01 Apr 2018 03:28:27
I'd keep Milner over Lallana ed0333. A player injured most times is no use to us, Milner at least is a fit footballer. Hendo should be a squad player once Klopp gets his hands on a proper DLP like Jorginho.
I'd be happy with a midfield of Keita, Jorginho and a bruiser as first choice with Milner, Hendo and OX providing cover.
Draxler, Jorginho and maybe Ndidi or Nzonzi would be an ideal summer for our midfield and forward line.

{Ed0333's Note - I would rather give Milners $150,000 a week wages to a player who positively and regularly affects a football match Buzzer, with that salary you can get a starting eleven player rather than an ageing squad player. Hendo is not the footballer he was and should be moved on while we can get a fee. Reading between the lines I’m not sure Jorginho is Anfield bound.

5.) 01 Apr 2018 07:27:45
I think Ox can cover attacking midfield and the wings, and a very useful player in the squad but I think we need a starting attacking mid that can open up the game and score goals regularly. We need the equivalent of a KDB.

Milner should be no more than squad cover as doesn’t score enough goals and unfortunately Lallana isn’t the long term answer either.

That leaves us with
Mane, Firmino, Salah and Ings, Solanke, Ox as cover
Midfield of Lemar, Keita, Hendo with Milner, Ox and 1 deeper player to cover (assuming Can leaves)

We also need to replace Matip IMO and use Gomez more at CB.

6.) 01 Apr 2018 07:34:53
I won’t miss Can or Gini, I’m so disappointed in Gini especially, he hides during games I think and just doesn’t contribute. Milner I would like to stay but I don’t think he’ll want to. Hendo and Lallana I would like to stay. Hendo should be the first name in midfield every game and I’m still so surprised people want Lallana gone after how good he was last year. If he can leave the injuries behind and get consistent game time he is a great option either starting or off the bench. I know people are saying he may look to leave but I honestly don’t see where he would go that better than us at his age and likely cost.

7.) 01 Apr 2018 00:48:34
cheers ed2, ye I was thinking it's a fine balance between bringing in top talent and balancing the chemistry of the squad. highly unlikely we're going to find 22 "world-class" and modest enough players to happily play every other week right!?

Hungry lads like Ings and Solanke are gold for us, but they need opportunities too.

8.) 01 Apr 2018 02:19:48
Ed2 agrre completely with u apart from the Solanke part : he was given opportunities (even though Sturridge was fit at that time) at the beginning of the season but he didn't take them unfortunately. Now he has to wait for the next one and prove. I guess it wasn't more than a promise of "giving opportunities by merit"? I'm sure Klopp didn't promise him a certain number of minutes even if he doesn't derserve it.

{Ed002's Note - Right, so that is not what Klopp told Solanke. Liverpool have avoided the tribunal to complete his transfer and that has not gone unnoticed; and there is a reason beyond the transfer fee.}

9.) 01 Apr 2018 10:41:29
No matter what Klopp promises a player, if he is not up to standard, there is no way he can put his job or the team’s success on the line if he is not good enough.

I am referring to Solanke and Grujic specifically. Both may improve sufficiently to be in the managers selection thoughts but I think time is running out for both of them. When you get to the level Liverpool are aspiring to be there is no room for taking a chance with a player who is not ready, barring major injury problems to other players.

That is probably their best chance to be honest and Ings, quite deservedly has moved ahead of Solanke. Even Ings May have to move on unless he is prepared to at as cover. If Llopp brings in another forward player that will make it even more difficult for him too.

10.) 01 Apr 2018 11:13:19
This has clearly gone over sone people's head. the question isn't whether we need cover, its about the strategy to developing that depth. Thinking chemistry, players wants etc etc.

11.) 01 Apr 2018 06:12:41
yeah I agree ed are midfield makes our defence look bad, and the difference between our midfield and city is huge when they get the ball they can keep it all day long. don't know why Ox is not starting these games ahead of Milner and Henderson but just seem to give the ball away all the time when just playing the simple ball.

{Ed0333's Note - it’s just a case of biding time, we have to play with the cards we’ve been dealt with. We tried bring forward Nabil Keitas arrival in January but weren’t successful, clearly Klopp knew his midfield wasn’t up to scratch. Buying for buying sakes is not Klopps way so he’ll wait for the right player to come available and whose interested in coming to Liverpool. Hopefully we can get some stellar performances from the midfield personnel from now till the end of the season? You never know? Maybe Ox is being saved for the City games and certain league games which would make sense to me as without him the mobility is non existent. If he and Gini stepped up a notch or two it would give us a new dimension and we’d be fierce.

12.) 01 Apr 2018 07:14:13
I think providing an assist, as Milner did yesterday or had done more than anyone in Champions League this season, affects a football match.

I’m not saying he should be first choice every game but his versatility, fitness and experience are useful to have when needed.




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21 Apr 2018 07:18:43
I like ceballos. Another hungry and promising player to compete wwith that group. Said elsewhere, we're unlikely to have 6 starting quality midfielders so ya need to fill the squad with guys like this. He has potential to be great and a club like ours could bring it out of him. Also think we need to trust klopp and the team a bit more.




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18 Apr 2018 10:21:59
definitely a box to box type. when he first started coming on fir the first team as a sub and in some age group games he played in midfield and looked very much like a player hungry to get forward, get stuck into tackles etc perfect attitude and engine for a box to box type especially in our system.

But I could see him playing more regularly at RB for another season or two. I struggle to see how rotating in and out of RB to CM will be helpful to him at this early stage unless he is going to be so influential as a CM that he ousts one of the incumbents there. I'd like to see him continue as a RB next season as the oreferred first choice, develop his experieence and reading of the game etc. it's a great position to learn from.




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18 Apr 2018 10:15:24
besides the front 3 and the increasingly steady back line, can we really say we have a nailed on starting midfield group? I don't think so, and tbh I can see our midfield group continualy rotating throughout the season to deliver the kind of energy we need all season. for me ceballos would be a welcome addition to the group. we can't have 6 Keita quality players, but we can have young and hungry guys like ceballos coming in to compete for a starting position. I think he would be good for the squad.




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09 Apr 2018 23:21:07
ed2 - what is it about liverpool and how we handle transfers out of the club? anecdotally, it seems it happens a lot that we price players out of moves. and these are players we want gone from the club!
Is it liverpool being stingy, are we just no good at the negotiating table?
keen for your insights.


{Ed002's Note - Clubs often use specific negotiators for transfers but for moving players on they will typically give the agent an idea of what might be acceptable and he or she can do a lot of the leg work. Liverpool need to be smarter and cannot go down the VvD route ever again - financially they were caned there.}



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06 Apr 2018 13:27:12
SGred, if hendo gets injured we've got Can. but he injured too. most teams won't the luxury of 3 starting quality players for a position!





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23 Apr 2018 20:34:01
Always feel like we have a responsibility to welcome our European guests to merseyside. Like, ya don't need to roll out the red carpet but ya also don't need to destry their bus y'know!?




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23 Apr 2018 13:40:40
Wow he's just turned 21. Hmmmm I hope he stays signed up with us and then gets another season long loan deal. Could be that he isn't really ready for first team until he is about 23. Can we / he be patient enough?




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22 Apr 2018 20:46:58
Welcome, imagine if fans owned the club and there was no transfer window.

Also for me it gets messy when fans start saying things like "he thinks he is better than he is" like albeydered just did. It's unhelpfully subjective lol.




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22 Apr 2018 20:44:03
The ref called the "foul" about 10-15m further upfield than where hendo "made contact". Gomez didn't touch him so maybe the ref called a foul against the rogue blade of grass that knocked him over.




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22 Apr 2018 11:51:06
Switching to being serious for a second - if someone can find the science that proves we are more. Hard done by than others then I'd love to read it! Until then, the ref thing is a factor but for me going to conspiracies starts to makes us sound a little sour grapes. I was joking about my the ref getting us thru to the semis, but ya'll must be joking if ya don't think we benefitted from some favorable calls. Take em and run I say. got to Suck em up at the other end tho.