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14 May 2017 11:48:50
So Luan, Robertson and Kjaer today then?

I like Robertson and have been suggesting him since January so happy there. I have only seen clips of Luan so I'll reserve judgement (as the clips were underwhelming to say the least) . However I really hope Kjaer rumours are fabricated. He is an okay player, but I don't believe he is an upgrade on Lovren or Matip.

MK Scouser

1.) 14 May 2017 11:53:51
We are not signing a CB this summer according to the Eds. Kjaer is a completely fabricated rumor by desperate papers. Luan also pretty sure won't happen. Robertson probably will be the LB we sign.


2.) 14 May 2017 16:50:25
Whata the point in getting hMions league if qe sign robertson. Not even good ebough for hull.

Nees a better lb than that.

{Ed002's Note - If Gomez were to leave then Liverpool will look to add a centre back. Robertson is a player that Liverpool are looking to buy. Simon Kjaer is likely heading to the South of France (if an issuette can be resolved). Luan is of interest but his ownership needs untangling.}


3.) 14 May 2017 17:42:01
Thanks Ed2. Without yours and Ed1's knowledge we'd all almost certainly be lost. ☺.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Nick.}


4.) 14 May 2017 18:33:27
Shame. No lb fix then.

How are yoy going to improve when you buy players like that.

Listen i know support and don't trash but he's just not good enough in any sense of the word.

The money city and united will spend his summer will see them add aboht 150 mil of quality each. Chelsea and arsenal. Totteham i don't know about with the new stadium.

But we have to buy better than that.

Ed001 has done notbing buy rave avout sessegnon and tierney. Celtic and fulham, they are very attainable.

Robertson has to be one of the last choicea rather leave it.

You all will have a go at me but this is why we have never won the premier league. Simple. Signing no better than what's in the team or academy.

Should only wver sign better than what you have.

Robertson better than gomez, milner or even moreno at lb? Nopes.


5.) 14 May 2017 18:44:51
If Luan is the same Luan as played for Brazil at the Olympics, he's a lively kid with some ability. But no idea what he's been up to in the past year and of course, Olympics football isn't a joke but it's not the Premier League.


6.) 14 May 2017 19:16:20
Not all players cost 100 million mind. sometimes you need to spot something in a player and have some balls to take the gamble.


7.) 14 May 2017 20:01:35
Buying part of a defence that shipped in 67 goals so far this season is certainly a gamble, especially when his stats are far worse than Milner and he's only been ok. I just don't see the positives in Robinson. Average defending, average attacking ability. If that's the best we can do then God help us. We need quality not another Klavan.


8.) 14 May 2017 20:07:09
Robertson was subbed today in hulls biggest game of the season at half time after getting roasted, if this is true it's utterly embarrassing.


9.) 14 May 2017 20:26:26
LI've we did with Deli Alli 😀.


10.) 14 May 2017 20:49:52
Like pennant, babel, bellamy, johnson, skrtel, voronin, aspas, alberto, ballotelli, poulsen, konchesky, dossena, adam, diouf, diao, jovanovic, cheyrou, pongolle, cole, traore, cissokho, sahin, ngog, borini, xavier, nunez, allen, kyriarkos, lambert, markovic, moreno, insua, kromkamp, josemi, barragan, el zhar, klavan, degen, assaidi, yesil, manquillo, bogdan, jones, merieles, benteke, downing, carroll, enrique (ANOTHER LB), coates,

A few next henrys and gerrards in there.

6 lbs

Atleast 8 of them signed after qualifying for the champions leage the year before and finishing 2nd

No premier leages for us after.

I guarentee i could search all those namea on here and archives permitted the post will be "going to be world class" "drop x player he's better" "sell him we have our replacement anyway".

There all run of the mill players ans that's how you stay a run of the mill team.

Yoy have to buy the best to be the best or atleast better than what you have.

Itz about raising expectation in the club. Alaba should be the target and why not, aim for an a and youll get a b. Aim for a c and well, no premier league tropheys tells you.

Hate not every player costs millions, well atleast 80% do and they get you titles and trophys.
You only say that to justify signing bad players.

Btw bellamy was a hit his second time around.


11.) 14 May 2017 22:24:02
Is there any chance we could buy be looking to buy two left backs this summer? Robertson might make an ok backup but I'd be disappointed to see him brought in as first choice.

This would mean Moreno leaving, of course.

Robertson against the likes of Messi, Dybala etc in the Champions League could be very embarrassing.


 

 

04 May 2017 14:17:44
Ed001 you have said we are looking at right backs and have been since last summer.

However the Sharkopod only referenced left backs, and Pereira who can play on both sides.

Is it basically Pereira or nobody? Or are there other targets you haven't mentioned. Perhaps even the chance of signing 2 left backs and moving Milner to right back?

Just curious as there is a good chance Arnold's long term future is in midfield or out wide. So if Clyne was replaced it would need to be a player for the immediate future and preferably long term.

Sorry if it has been answered but I can find nothing on the boards or the sharkopods.

MK Scouser

{Ed001's Note - Pereira is a right back who can play left. He is the main target for right back, with TAA and Milner as cover. The priority is left back this summer, right back is seen as secondary. I really do not know of any other option right now for the right back berth. I will ask and see if it is a bit like Chilwell last season or if there are others being scouted.}


1.) 04 May 2017 14:32:19
Does this mean Clyne's being pushed out? RB is a position we can improve significantly by replacing Clyne with Periera.
The link up between Periera and Mane will be deadly.

{Ed001's Note - yes, we are looking to replace Clyne.}


2.) 04 May 2017 14:38:38
Ed001, with the situation you described at right back is it likely that we'll see Clyne move on?

{Ed001's Note - yes.}


3.) 04 May 2017 15:10:49
Great news, feel for clyne as he at least puts the effort in unlike others but he's really not suited to the team.


4.) 04 May 2017 15:23:17
I think I am right in saying ed002 said he doubts pereira will move to us. So there must be more we are looking at.


5.) 04 May 2017 15:24:06
Has any clubs shown interest in Clyne ed? Where do you see his likely destination?


6.) 04 May 2017 15:15:25
Ed001,any clubs interested in Clyne?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know of much interest right now mate.}


7.) 04 May 2017 15:17:53
Hey ed01, hope you are having a good day!

A question in a similar vein - we are being strongly linked to recruitements in CB and CM, which is kind of understandable with european footie coming next season. Now, it is by no means certain that new players will arrive in those positions, but IF that happens, which members of the current squad would in your opinion be most in danger of being dropped to the bench, or moved on? of course, best case scenario will just see increased competition and rotation, and starters being selected on merit, but I am very curious what the current hierarchy is, so to say.

Cheers!

{Ed001's Note - I do not expect a centre back to arrive this summer, if one did, it would probably be a bad sign for Gomez though.

As for CM, it is likely that Lucas would be leaving.}


8.) 04 May 2017 15:24:06
Has any clubs shown interest in Clyne ed? Where do you see his likely destination?

{Ed001's Note - not yet, but the clubs likely to be interested are those in the lower half of the Prem. If I had to put money on it though, it would be on a return to Palace.}


9.) 04 May 2017 16:02:50
Clyne likely to leav this summer then ed? didn't see that coming mate.

{Ed001's Note - possibly. Even probably.}


10.) 04 May 2017 16:22:39
Its is a pity Klopp couldn't convince his fellow countyman Lahm into not retiring at the end of the season and bring him in on a free for a season or two. He can cover left back, right back and the central midfield position that would be left by Lucas, plus a whole lot of experience. there isn't much he hasn't won.

I know he is 33 now, but so is Dani Alves and watching him play top flight CL football last night you wouldn't think so, set up both of Higuains goals too

Just a thought, Jurgen.


11.) 04 May 2017 16:52:31
Cheers ed

Has him leaving always been the plan then or has it developed recently?

{Ed001's Note - we tried to replace him last summer.}


12.) 04 May 2017 16:52:49
Leaving this summer Ed mate? Didn't know that Klopp is that discontent with Clyne?

{Ed001's Note - why? We had told you last summer the club were looking for a right back.}


13.) 04 May 2017 17:18:36
What is it in Clynes game that Klopp doesn't like?

{Ed001's Note - because he is not good enough.}


14.) 04 May 2017 17:42:32
Peirera likely ed?

{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine.}


15.) 04 May 2017 17:46:36
Right mate, cheers! Is Pereira better?

{Ed001's Note - my mother is better.}


16.) 04 May 2017 17:58:29
Ed 1 that's the best reply I've ever seen on here.

{Ed001's Note - many a true word spoken in jest.....}


17.) 04 May 2017 18:04:09
Haha that's harsh 😂.

{Ed001's Note - harsh but true. I can tell which players are particularly bad thanks to the missus, who hasn't a clue about football, but counts the number of times I swear at a particular player for doing something wrong. She has had to get an abacus to keep track of Clyne's mistakes......}


18.) 04 May 2017 18:07:50
are we interested in her then ed lol.

{Ed001's Note - funny you should say that, she is currently in the process of moving back to the UK just in case.}


19.) 04 May 2017 18:08:57
Nice response to Scouserseb lol people who rate Clyne really do grind my gears, he's bang average in nearly every department. Really disappointed that you say we aren't looking for a CB though Ed, the defensive problems will continue as long as Lovren is first choice.

{Ed001's Note - the plan is to give Gomez a chance to develop into first choice over the season. You can't change fullbacks and centre backs in one summer, so it has to be a bit by bit job. With a bit of luck, Gomez will mean we do not need to worry next summer either.}


20.) 04 May 2017 18:20:19
Thanks for all the replies Ed001. You are a star!

{Ed001's Note - aww thanks. I am blushing now!}


21.) 04 May 2017 18:20:23
Ed001 is spot on regarding Clyne, I did mention not long ago that Klopp wants TAA in the team next season so that could spell the end for him.


22.) 04 May 2017 19:02:25
Palace fans I know don't rate him either and may not want him back.


23.) 04 May 2017 19:21:27
Surely West Ham would be interested. Have barely played a real RB all season. Clearly bilic doesn't rate byram, tho I suppose bilic may be off anyway.


24.) 04 May 2017 19:27:18
Hey edd may I ask if your back together is the wedding back on. Very happy for you if it getting married maybe we can do a whip around and get you a present big love xx.


25.) 04 May 2017 21:44:45
We aren't getting married now Walter. I pulled the plug because he kept accusing me of being after half of his Dubai apartment. I mean sure it had a pretty decent view, but I'm not like that. I only got it valued in secret because I was curious.

{Ed001's Note - if I owned an apartment that would be a good idea MKS.

nrw - no mate, I was just kidding about the missus counting my swearing.}


26.) 04 May 2017 22:55:31
Ahh bless as long as all the edds and posters are happy and healthy.


27.) 05 May 2017 06:24:29
I'm not convinced by all this. If Klopp wasn't keen on Clyne then TAA would be playing. Most of these rumours are rubbish.

{Ed001's Note - you do realise that TAA is not ready this season and is being eased in gradually right? The rubbish is you thinking Couts would be on the bench when Barca's midfield has been on the wane for years and is why they are struggling this season.}


28.) 05 May 2017 10:50:45
If we do not find a RB this summer, will TAA be the starting RB next season? And if we are also unable to offload Clyne, will TAA still be ahead of him?


29.) 05 May 2017 11:27:47
Adding to the fire here, I was told by a friend in January, a business partner of Ryan Bertrand, that Clyne himself was looking to leave, and that Southampton would be looking at Sturridge this summer.

I then asked how much they're going to charge us for Sturridge. I'm thinking at least £40m based on recent deals.

I'll get my coat.

Top bit is true, though - Clyne wants to move back down south.


30.) 05 May 2017 17:54:35
Ed001, so matip with Gomez as maybe first choice, lovren covering. If Lucas leaves, do you think klavan will stay? I know he's just arrived this season, but I'd rather keep Lucas as cover for both and move on klavan?

{Ed001's Note - Klavan is staying anyway, he is back up only.}


31.) 07 May 2017 10:58:49
Honestly don't think Klopp fancies Joe Gomez anymore, last year found minutes for Ojo, Stewart, in the first part of this season both underwhelmed when given some minutes, haven't been heard of since, but Woodburn and TAA found some minutes with some lively performances or cameos given a chance, even with the injuries at the position, Klopp has chosen Lucas over him.


 

 

10 Mar 2017 19:39:21
Not sure on the Chamberlain rumours.

He is clearly a very talented player and seems to be one of the more passionate Arsenal players. He was the only guy who turned up against Bayern. He is very versatile able to play basically any role in our team ahead of Henderson. At only 23 it is very typical of English football that he has already been written off. He has sublime technical ability, great balance and can produce moments of magic on rare ocacssions.

However, there are clearly some things to worry about. His end product for one is truly terrible at times. He can go past 4 or 5 players and then put his cross on the roof of the net! Frustrating is an understatement. What truly gets alarm bells ringing though has to be his injury record. He is out for about half of every season, normally.

Torn on this rumour. To be fair he is allegedly a Liverpool fan and very good friends with Henderson so maybe it makes sense if Can and Milner leave. He could be a versatile impact sub in their place. You have to wonder if it is worth the risk though. Milner although being 8 years older is arguably just as good and can additionally cover both full back positions, but just as importantly is never injured. I'm sure this rumour will split opinion, but I am undecided for now.

MK Scouser

1.) 10 Mar 2017 21:00:31
Me too could end up being brilliant or an injury prone burden but would take him for 8 mill or some sort of swap deal with studge.


2.) 10 Mar 2017 21:18:52
He's not good enough and injury prone.


3.) 10 Mar 2017 22:07:29
There are better options out there.


4.) 10 Mar 2017 22:14:18
Oxs would be perfect for us he could play in the Lallana role of outwide but I don't know if he gets in the team.


5.) 10 Mar 2017 22:23:06
His attitude on the pitch is sublime, just what every fan wants to see, maybe not the big money game changing signing but I'm not sure that's klopps philosophy. He is the type of player that lifts people around him and that's priceless. If klopp worked with him I'd imagine ox is the type of player that would go to war for JK. Could be an inspired signing.


6.) 10 Mar 2017 22:15:59
MK the amount of times Klopp has left me with egg on my face and eating humble pie Im getting sick of the stuff lol. I wouldn't judge any decision of Klopps until a fair assessment can be made. If Klopp feels he can work with Gotze again, if Klopp thinks he can better manage the Ox I'll reserve my judgement until after a season or two. All this pie and i don't even like pastry :-P.


7.) 10 Mar 2017 22:16:59
How can you say he is "not good enough" though? He is 23 years old and has never had a chance to progress due to injuries. At 23 years old most people wanted Carragher sold. At 23 years old Sturridge had been rejected by Man City and Chelsea.

Chamberlain is a very talented player, with a lot of potential. The gamble is not whether he is good enough, it is whether he can finally stay fit and find consistency. Both of which are fairly related.

I have no doubt that on his game, 100% fit he is good enough for our team. How often will that happen though? That is the real question here.


8.) 10 Mar 2017 22:19:00
Maybe I'm watching a different player but Oxlade is a bang average player. Hasn't got electric pace enough to be a threat out wide, his delivery is poor and hasn't the guile to be a number 10 and he lacks the intelligence and physical attributes to play in centre midfield. He can go to City, Chelsea or United as far as I'm concerned.


9.) 10 Mar 2017 22:40:31
We don't need another running midfielder MK. We have it in with Wiji and Lallana. We need a deep lying midfielder.


10.) 10 Mar 2017 22:40:48
He's still a young lad.
Best is yet to come from him.


11.) 10 Mar 2017 23:10:11
His attitude stinks. Remember that little strop he threw on the field in the first leg against Bayern? Sorry but I only want players who are fully committed, with a good attitude and will not strop on the field.


12.) 11 Mar 2017 01:14:11
Not for me thanks.


13.) 11 Mar 2017 01:22:10
Da Red man that strop showed nothing but his commitment. He tried to close down 3 passes with no help from the rest of team who had given up.

Don't think we need him though.


14.) 11 Mar 2017 01:27:39
Daredman you know why he did that because no one was trying to get the bull back with him . Oxs would be a good signing there's a player in him it just needs to be unlock.

I remember people saying hendo and Lallana are bang average look at them now.

People did not what mane because of his attitude and have we seen anything bad from mane

And if you let him go to a rival and do well you look really silly.

Have we got a replace for Lallana because I have not seen one in are team . Gini naver like him

I'm not saying he should be a top target but if you can get him for 15-20mil you can't go wrong.


15.) 11 Mar 2017 01:28:19
Would rather some of our youngsters get a chance than injury prone new signings.


16.) 11 Mar 2017 09:28:48
Problem is can he stay fit?

How does he stay fot in a klopp team thag works harder than almost any other?


17.) 11 Mar 2017 10:08:59
He's injury prone, has shown little development since bursting onto the scene (albeit this has been hampered by injuries), he seems to lack game intelligence and rarely makes a big mark on the game. I'm not really sure what he would offer or if he would be of the required quality (even if he stayed injury free) and, on top of what would have to be seen as a huge gamble, he would not come cheap either.
If the club is to be smart about its recruitment, and get real bang for their buck, then they must invest the money far more wisely than in a player like Oxlaide Chamberlain. We need to improve our recruitment in terms of money spent and quality - Chamberlain represents a huge gamble and one I don't think we are in the position to take. I our money was limitless a la City then we would have more leeway - as it stands we simply cannot afford to be taking big risks and that is exactly what a move for Oxlaide Chamberlain would be.


18.) 11 Mar 2017 15:19:04
You lost me at "ahead of Henderson" Pure nonsense that!

You then further lost me by then saying he could be a "versatile impact sub"!

Contradicting much?

He'd pad out the squad giving us another option off the bench but he's no starter.


19.) 11 Mar 2017 15:59:43
I look at it this way: Is he going to improve our first team? No. Is he going to start ahead of our first choice 11? No. At Arsenal, he has been played wide and in a central role, so not a specialist but bit of a squad player (potential or not) .

Add his injury issues, and that fact that he is English (over-hyped and over-priced), and it looks like a transfer we probably should avoid.


20.) 11 Mar 2017 17:18:36
That's a good argument Seano. I cannot say I disagree.


21.) 11 Mar 2017 21:25:20
Mind bender I think you misread my post. I mean he can play in any position further forward than defensive midfield. Not instead of Henderson. Hence my suggestion that he could be versatile cover or an impact player.

AG I would say that when fit and on form he would be knocking on the door to start ahead of Lallana. That is why I am querying his fitness and consistency though because it is so unreliable. I'm only instigating a debate buddy. Like I say, I'm pretty indifferent on the subject. I don't think he would be the worst signing but as you rightly point out, him being English will inflate his price; even with only a year on his contract. So there is probably better value elsewhere.

Somebody else used the phrase already, but Chamberlain is the personification of a gamble.


22.) 12 Mar 2017 11:51:21
Think Chamberlain would be a very shrewd signing and would probe a lot of people wrong.


23.) 12 Mar 2017 16:46:19
Chamberlain just isn't worth wasting the money on. If it wasn't for the fact he was English he wouldn't even be a £10 million player. We would be better off signing Brandt as he's got more potential and even now is a far superior footballer. If it's simply a matter of choosing a winger because he's 'English', we may as well do our annual trip to Southampton and buy Redmond.


24.) 13 Mar 2017 17:42:52
He wants to play te box to box role, he actually had a very good run at it whenFlamini was't good enough after re signing for Arsenal, and coquelin was out. He didn't show enough for me then to suggest he'd make it. He's a wide player for Asernal when most ohters are fit, and atm, he's been overtaken by Iwobi. I said before if we're getting an arsenal player for a central role, I'd rather it be Ramsey wo for me is much more accomplished.


 

 

01 Mar 2017 18:47:55
There are rumours about now that we will try and sign Francesco Cassata in the summer. He is by all accounts a great young midfielder but that's all I know of him.

MK Scouser

 

 

26 Feb 2017 09:58:02
Helder Costa is apparently of interest. He fits the profile; fast left winger with a good goal return.

He tore us to pieces earlier in the season and has been directly involved in 18 goals this season for a struggling Wolves side (20th in the Championship) .

What are peoples thoughts on him? At 23 years old he is probably more first team ready than the likes of Brandt or Malcom. Plus he is already settled into England and English football so could probably hit the ground running.

It all looks good on paper, but I have only seen him play 3 times so not really got a lot in the way of seeing him play to make a judgement.

MK Scouser

{Ed001's Note - I have watched him a few times now and he does not impress me. Great ability on the ball, but chooses the wrong option every single time. One of those head down and run until it gets taken off him or he launches it into row Z. Then he will get the ball right once and it is a goal. So he is capable. Reminds me a little of a slower but more skilful Aaron Lennon to be honest.}


1.) 26 Feb 2017 10:29:15
Got to say Ed, I watched his highlight reels shortly after posting this and my exact thought was "this guy is like the Portuguese Sterling". He looked so hell bent on not releasing the ball and that is just his 'best' bits!

If this mornings rumours are true we are interested in him as a summer signing. As good as he was at Anfield, after watching his highlights and hearing your opinion I am not overly optimistic!

{Ed001's Note - I have made a point of watching Wolves in recent weeks as quite a few people were looking at him, I would not be keen on him at the cost he would be. Plus his agent, Mendes. Seems a nice guy in person, but he is a proper superagent that knows how to maximise his players' earning potential. Not the kind of man you want to deal with, as you will not win in a deal like that.}


2.) 26 Feb 2017 10:53:57
Do we gave interest then ed?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, it wasn't our interest that made me take a look, it was Everton's, as they were taking a long look at him prior to the January window.}


3.) 26 Feb 2017 11:08:49
If we actually wanted to sign him, wouldn't it have been better to deal directly with Benfica before he made his move permanent to Wolves last month?

{Ed001's Note - yep.}


4.) 26 Feb 2017 13:10:25
While U've been watching wolves ed how has Conor coady been doing?

{Ed001's Note - ok, he has been moved to right back and does well there. Some of his crossing has been excellent, though wasted as Lambert doesn't exactly overload the box. Not done too badly defensively either. Could do with better players alongside him in defence though, their centre halves are abysmal.}


5.) 26 Feb 2017 15:06:25
Ive watched him a lot this season as i go to the home games when i can and in my opinion he is not good enough for us especially at the high price wolves would want i think he should stay at wolves until end of next season and than if he continues to improve he will get a big move.


6.) 27 Feb 2017 06:44:54
Tearing our defence to pieces do not mean you're good enough to tear proper defences to pieces.


7.) 27 Feb 2017 20:12:09
Ron,
Nearly wet myself at that reply.


 

 

 

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29 May 2017 22:17:20
Danny Ward. What a humble person. After a barnstorming half season in Scotland he goes to little Huddersfield for the season and plays a massive part in their promotion push, then almost single handedly drags them through the play offs conceding just 1 goal in 330 minutes, and only 6/ 10 penalties. The journalists naturally try to pry a comment from him on these heroics, only for him to completely deflect the praise onto the guys who converted the penalties.

Maturity and leadership beyond his years. If he is not going to play for us next season, I hope he goes back to Huddersfield on loan and proves he should be in our goal for the 18/ 19 season. Keep it up Danny!

MK Scouser

1.) 29 May 2017 22:43:36
Massive respect for the boy!


2.) 29 May 2017 22:49:33
He definitely didn't single handily drag them through the play offs. He had a watching brief for the majority of today's game, im pleased for him and it's a great position for everyone involved that they have gone up but it's a hyperbole reaction to say he dragged them through.


3.) 29 May 2017 23:06:55
Well i am from Reading : ( ( (
But fair play to Hudders, i think they edged the game personally. Reading looked really nervous. probably because they are use to losing playoffs like that :)


4.) 29 May 2017 23:26:30
'Almost' Cobra ;) I am well aware that he had plenty of help in normal time, but when it came down to the shoot outs it was just Ward vs the opposition and he stood up to that task in a situation where you quite simply have to do it single handedly. Saving 3 from 9 penalties on target is an astonishing record across a single round of play offs. Hard to count the one blazed over, but you could easily argue Ward has made himself big and psyched him out.

Obviously he hasn't done it all alone. That's just a turn of phrase, but he was easily the best player in their team across the 3 games. Let's just be proud of the lad anyway!


5.) 30 May 2017 02:15:54
He did well.
Astonishing? I think that's a bit much.


 

 

28 May 2017 20:31:44
Why do all of our players have to make daft comments all the time?

Lallana is the pro at it, but now Mignolet is shooting his mouth off about turning points in his Liverpool career.

For the love of Fowler, you have had 6 good months mate. Let your game do the talking and stop spouting off!

I was so pleased at how he had quietly gone about his business and so rapidly upped his game. Now it just looks like it has gone straight to his head and he has lost focus again. Really disappointed.

MK Scouser

1.) 28 May 2017 21:55:12
I think if they adhere to an interview, and get asked a question, most peopl are going to respond to it.


2.) 28 May 2017 22:35:50
Because they're not very bright.


3.) 28 May 2017 23:24:02
I'm sure I've read somewhere that Mignolet is actually very intelligent Ron.


4.) 28 May 2017 23:25:04
As long as it doesn't make the club look bad and/ or negatively affect perfomances, I couldn't care less what they say in unimportant interviews.


5.) 29 May 2017 07:29:18
I thought it was a frank and honest interview. I don't see the problem at all. Fair play to mignolet, he derserves credit for his performances.


6.) 29 May 2017 07:52:49
seriously, its an end of season interview where he was asked how his performances went. He simply explains what improved and when. You need to lighten up!


7.) 29 May 2017 09:31:48
If he was asked how his season went all he needs to say was that he was still trying to improve every day.

Not this nonsense about turning points, bringing up Casillas and Neuer, slagging off the managers decision to drop him "for no reason" earlier in the season and how that made him "angry".

If you can't keep a level head, here is a bright idea, don't do interviews! You know you'll get loaded questions when you walk into it. Doesn't mean you have to lose your head!

This is exactly the problem our players have, they go way overboard in praising themselves and each other and therefore don't focus on their actual job which they are paid handsomely for. Maybe some people are happy with players publically calling out their bosses decisions in a self absorbed "I told you so" interview, but I am not.


 

 

28 May 2017 11:48:29
Ed001 why do some managers seem to make such glaring errors in the market even when they are presented a chance to admit they are wrong? Is it stubbornness or just genuine mistakes?

Take Rafa for example when he tried to sign Gareth Barry and forced Xabi Alonso out, only for that to fail and Alberto Aquilani came in instead the next summer! Why didn't he fight to keep him that summer?

Now over at Spurs they have forced out Nabil Bentaleb who I think is one of the best u23 midfielders in Europe, and replaced him with Wanyama who despite having a good season, is not of the same calibre and never will be.

These are professional managers (and both very good managers) who have in my opinion made two very similar mistakes. Is it just a case of they saw Barry and Wanyama as better for the overall balance of the team, or do some managers just not have to cojones to admit they got it wrong. Bentaleb had a great season and it is not too late to bring him back, but Poch seems to have made his mind up. Just like Rafa had, when he should've been grovelling to Alonso for his mistake.

Perhaps I have this all wrong and Barry and Wanyama are just better than I give them credit for!

MK Scouser

{Ed001's Note - not sure Bentaleb is all that good myself, but managers choose the players they like because they think they suit the way they want to play. Sometimes it can be to get an ally in the dressing room. As for not admitting a mistake, some do.}


1.) 28 May 2017 13:08:52
Thanks for the reply Ed. So it is more about tactics than stubbornness then in most cases.

I really rate Bentaleb. He is a real dominant presence in midfield who can offer up goals and assists to go with that all round game. His game has improved exponentially at Schalke. He will be back in the Prem one day for a big transfer fee, I am sure.


2.) 28 May 2017 14:36:14
The German paper, Bild recently named Bentableb as one of Schalke's flops of the season.


3.) 28 May 2017 15:55:50
Not too sure about Bentaleb but he's still young and can improve. As for managers not admitting their mistakes, it comes with the territory as many of them don't want to look weak and incompetent even tho, it should not always be taken that way. I do agree that some managers do admit their errors and we need more of them.


4.) 28 May 2017 18:14:06
Since when did Liverpool fans care about what newspapers say?

Watch him and form your own opinion buddy. If you still think he's a bad player, then fair enough. Don't listen to papers though!


5.) 28 May 2017 21:20:25
I think Rafas hand was pushed by the state of the clubs finances, due to Hickes and Gillette borrowing the money to buy the club and then saddling the club with the repayments.

Compare Rafas signings pre take over and post take over, the difference in quality is huge.

Alonso was on top of his game and a saleable asset, through his sale Rafa was able to bring in money to strengthen tbe squad as the club was broke.

Tbe root cause was the take over and whoever in the club negotiated with them 2 cowboys .
Moores and Parry?


 

 

27 May 2017 12:11:10
This whole Bernardo Silva signing has had some talk around it. It is pretty obvious the guy is coming in to replace Jesus Navas, but ultimately that means he will be starting ahead of Sterling on that right wing, and his chances will be reduced further.

Which brings me to my real point. I cannot help but feel sorry for Sterling. I was a very strong critic of his, as I always felt he got over hyped and over rated way too soon. His finishing and end product was poor, and in wide areas I felt he was too predictable. In fact I even did a pretty extensive article to argue his best position was as an attacking midfielder, like where he had such a successful spell in our 13/ 14 title run.

So why do I feel sorry for him? Because despite his deficiencies he was still incredibly talented and had the POTENTIAL to be world class. That ship has now sailed in my opinion, but he is still a very good player. Pep seems to have made him less predictable as a winger. Instead of always cutting inside he seems genuinely content on going around the outside just as often now which makes him much harder to get the better of. But ultimately, he has not improved as rapidly as City hoped he would, and that is by and large, their fault. He has never been a regular for longer than couple of months, so he has never even had the chance to vastly improve.

I feel sorry for him, because he was a young man, who at just 20 years old had an Oil Baron wave money in his face (enough to secure his family for generations, which if you know anything about his childhood, was always going to be too tempting) and he had that evil and selfish bloke Ward whispering in his ear trying to get himself the best deal with no regards for Sterling. He had the chance at Liverpool to become an icon. "The next John Barnes" was a phrase regularly heard. Now he just looks like the next Shaun Wright Phillips at Man City! A talented young man seduced by the opportunity to be fast tracked to the top earner bracket, who is now seeing his career pay the price.

When he left I felt anger. Now I just feel disappointed. I watched almost every game he played for our club right through the academy years to when he left. So to see a career I was at one point so invested in, totally ruined by the ugly financial side of our beautiful game, is very disheartening.

MK Scouser

1.) 27 May 2017 12:28:31
Good post MK.


2.) 27 May 2017 12:36:51
Excellent post mk, but is that not the case with most young English players for the last decade? As soon as they show potential they're built up in the media and fans alike as the next great thing and peak far too soon or more likely, fail to push on to the next step. And the step after that. I'd be interested to hear of a starlet who's actually reached his potential in recent years?


3.) 27 May 2017 12:48:40
he's made his bed.

{Ed001's Note - that's an improvement then, he never made it when he was at Liverpool....}


4.) 27 May 2017 12:59:54
We all have choices in life. Sterling made his. Noone kidnapped him or blackmailed him into a move. He was coerced by greed and ego and he hasn't lived up to the hype. A smarter lad would have kept his feet on the ground and his ego in check.
Im sure he went to Man City for trophies and high wages so you could say he succeeded.


5.) 27 May 2017 13:14:50
Dangerous player but no end product. Take his pace away and he is average. That is not world class, the term gets used far to often in my opinion.


6.) 27 May 2017 13:27:02
Sorry my ass, his hippocampus was developed enough to not treat the club and his career the way he did. It was not the oil barons fault he has not put the effort in to develop his game. He was cosseted (mid season trip to the beach while his team soldiered on) then treats the club that developed him to merely potential like dirt. Not angry with him but certainly not sorry for him, i made plenty mistakes in my life im still living with do you all feel sorry for me too? 😁.


7.) 27 May 2017 13:01:47
LOL Ed, Quality reply.


8.) 27 May 2017 13:15:21
I thought you rated Sterling Ed001. Never saw what the fuss was coz his shooting and crossing has always been poor. It was only his pace that carried a genuine threat to the opposition.

{Ed001's Note - no end product.}


9.) 27 May 2017 13:40:07
Sterling can't be held accountable for other people/ fans expectations, not that i can remember too many calling him the next John Barnes, nor do i think he Shaun Wright Phillips. He is a descent player with no control over his value as a player. Yes he may have been a bit of a brat at Lfc and have a less than desirable agent looking afer him but you have to remember that Liverpool were doing nothing in the League, why wouldn't you want to go to a club with potentially more chance of winning trophies and playing at the very top of the game? I think some might be writing his obituary a little too soon.


10.) 27 May 2017 13:43:08
The lad's getting paid bucket loads to do something he loves at one of the world's top clubs. Most people would sell their soul to be in his position. He's had a great opportunity at City and, while he hasn't exactly excelled, he hasn't been a complete flop either. Also, he's still only 22 years old! He probably still has a fantastic career ahead of him. I think you're writing him off too soon. I don't resent him for what he did. As you say, he had the money waved in his face before he was mature enough to handle it properly, but there is absolutely no reason to feel sorry for Sterling at all.


11.) 27 May 2017 14:02:47
The question is where does Sterling go if Pep phases him out? City will want to recoup what they paid for him and I don't see any BPL side willing to pay that sort of dosh for him plus his huge wages. Maybe a move to China or PSG beckons. Will be an interesting next couple of years for Sterling for sure.


12.) 27 May 2017 14:10:40
Being rich and being happy are not as exclusively linked as some people think.


13.) 27 May 2017 14:13:19
I seem to remember him saying when he moved that he sees himself here for the rest of his career shame pep doesn't hahahaha loved him at Liverpool showed his real colours in the end was astonished that we got 50 million for him means couts if sold goes for 250 million 5 times the player five times the price right!?


14.) 27 May 2017 14:58:48
If Aidy Ward keeps whispering in Sterling's ears, the lad is bound to end up in China at some point. Shame as the potential is clearly there.


15.) 27 May 2017 22:59:33
He chose to listen to his agent.
It's his decision, he's an adult, he's a multi-millionaire.

Sympathy? Nope.


16.) 27 May 2017 23:48:20
I don't have any feeling about it other than you make your bed and you lie in it. If his reward is the bench then tough. It's what he wanted. His career, his choice. New Shaun Wright Phillips.


17.) 27 May 2017 23:52:43
He wasnt led astray.

He didn't want to play under Rodgers who was taking the credit for the the lads development.
The club had given Rodgers a new contract and I'd say that and the promise of big bucks tipped the balance.
There was aways an insecurity about Rodgers that at every opportunity he talked himself up big.
In all truth I think Rodgers wasnt ready for a club of Liverpools size and stature.

And I also think that if Klopp or Kenny were managers at that time the lad would have stayed.

But he wasn't led astray. He signed the contract. Its a shame as he has talent and speed.

Pep would need to be careful as well.
If he thinks he can replace a full spine of a team in one go and hope to win the prem. I think he is misguided.


18.) 27 May 2017 23:57:00
Not to put any shade on your post, MK but I literally have no opinion on Sterling or on any other player who has left LFC. Players come, play and go and that is the way it works now so not too bothered about what they do at their new clubs as that does not impact me in any way. As for Sterling, he has made his decision and should be fine living with it as he got what he wanted and we have actually gotten better as a team without him and that is all that should matter to us fans. If he was here right now, he wouldn't start ahead of Mane or Couts on either side so for me, LFC is better without him and i'm cool with that.


 

 

21 May 2017 09:29:48
Ed001, I keep seeing stuff about Demarai Gray being a target. I just want your opinion really.

My question is who exactly does this kind of scouting? You can watch Leicester once and know who their best winger is. I am not on about Riyad "I try when i want" Mahrez, i refer to Marc Albrighton.

A completely under appreciated cog in the title charge, reinstated as a regular over the last 11 games and has responded with 2 goals and 5 assists. I won't put their upturn in form 100% down to Albrighton as there were many factors in play. He was certainly a big part of it though. I would argue to the end that right now, nobody in the league can cross a ball better than him on either foot. His set piece delivery is also fantastic. His work rate is phenomenal. He pops up with the odd goal when it seems nobody else can find a way through. I think he is class.

How has this guy gone completely under the radar whilst one season wonders with poor attitudes like Schmeichal, Vardy and Mahrez continue to receive plaudits they quite simply don't deserve? How can our scouts go to a Leicester game and think Gray is the better left winger? (assuming the rumour is true)

Is it just me who rates Albrighton? His non-selection for England is a farce in my eyes.

MK Scouser

{Ed001's Note - his age is why scouts will look past him, no idea why he is not an England regular though as he deserves the place on merit. I really do not rate Gray at all. He lacks a football brain.}


1.) 21 May 2017 09:48:32
Thanks for the quick reply Ed, I'm glad it wasn't just me. Gray would be a terrible signing in my opinion. Might as well re-sign Tom Ince if we want a player who flatters to deceive and thinks he is better than he is!

{Ed001's Note - I would not touch him at all. Never saw the fuss when he was at Brum and he has shown no signs of improvement since joining Leicester. He wastes so much possession it drives me mad.}


2.) 21 May 2017 10:12:51
I like albrighton. Works hard and does the basic very well. He's also ver consistent. I remember being very surprised when he was dropped by a terrible villa team and sold not long after.


3.) 21 May 2017 11:15:38
I have Marc albrightons signature. I was in the same school as Marc albrighton as a kid as we both grew up in Tamworth. I was mainly Friends with his older sister Lisa. I remember playing for the school team and he was brought in even though he was a few years younger than the rest of us and he ran rings around us all (I was also in Youth teams for a local non-League side at the time so I wasn't a bad player but I got torn apart in training. He was so quick. So good even at that age and looking back opened my eyes to just how much skill and ability even standard PL have. More than anything how they can look slow on tele but they are actually far far quicker than you think. I don't live in Tamworth anymore but when I'm back I occasionally run into him. Last saw him just after they won the league and he is such a humble down to earth lad, just relaxing in the normal local pub with his family. Not looking for attention but happy to sign and have photos when asked. Great bloke.


4.) 21 May 2017 13:33:57
I've seen D Grey out quite a lot the night before games in bars in Birmingham, no commitment.


5.) 21 May 2017 12:59:55
Albrighton is a very average footballer. He's an Everton level player, not the sort we need to compete at the top. As for the Demerai Gray rumours, that's standard of us, begin the week being linked with Mbappe end the week going for Demerai Gray. I've a bad feeling that for all the talk of us going for top class signings, we'll end up with the likes of Oxlade, Keane and Gray, so next season will be more of the same.


 

 

 

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28 May 2017 13:03:24
Voronin haven't you heard? Klopp is looking to play a 1-6-3 formation next season with Matip at the back, front 3 unchanged, and then the 4 guys Carlos mentioned in centre mid with Can and Wijnaldum.

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22 May 2017 21:05:55
As a side note I just googled Semedo and he looks like Patrice Evra. On that alone he is a bad signing! Haha

I know it is another Saints players, but Soares would be a great alternative to Pereira. Weird that all of our right back targets are Portuguese!

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22 May 2017 20:59:53
Hi Ed, Diego Demme is very similar to Mascherano. Holding midfielder who can also play across the defence.

Not tall, but very strong. Like a little terrier. Strangely enough I caught glimpses of him trying to find footage of Keita and Werner. Looks a good little player.

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20 May 2017 09:05:16
I'm still holding out hope that he stays and plays midfield next season!

I really hope your friend is right. I don't want us to have to force him to stay like the Suarez debacle, I want Coutinho to want to stay!

If he stays and we invest in a left winger and new full backs I genuinely think we are title contenders next season.

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29 May 2017 23:26:30
'Almost' Cobra ;) I am well aware that he had plenty of help in normal time, but when it came down to the shoot outs it was just Ward vs the opposition and he stood up to that task in a situation where you quite simply have to do it single handedly. Saving 3 from 9 penalties on target is an astonishing record across a single round of play offs. Hard to count the one blazed over, but you could easily argue Ward has made himself big and psyched him out.

Obviously he hasn't done it all alone. That's just a turn of phrase, but he was easily the best player in their team across the 3 games. Let's just be proud of the lad anyway!

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29 May 2017 22:38:00
I'm just putting this out there, but I am pretty sure we signed Jose Enrique quite recently. The guy was an insta legend the second he walked through the door. An absolute tweet to have watched him play. Forget MSN at Barcelona. Boring. Enrique is the future. A Messenger from the gods. He always knows whatsapp'ning in a game before the opposition even know what they are going to do. Its like he can just look them in the Face, book them a flight, and send them packing so far into obscurity they have to develop a new Outlook on life just to stay in touch with reality.

Cannot believe how unfairly overlooked he is in discussions like this.

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See what you're saying Rover, but if we focus on our own game we are good enough regardless.

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29 May 2017 10:34:12
Exactly Ed, strikers are generally one of the easiest positions to change. There are exceptions where it can take a few years to recover, but in general I'd rather lose my striker than my midfield general or my centre back rock.

Everyone lost their heads when we lost Owen, Torres and then Suarez. Yet last time I checked we were one of the top scoring teams last year because we have shuffled the pack and put in players who link up well and share the load. We had a dip the immediate seasons after Torres and Suarez but with all due respect to Lukaku, he is not in their league.

I genuinely could not tell you who Evertons first choice wide players were last season though. Koeman clearly didn't trust the senior players in his squad. However I think Lookman is ready now, and if you use the Lukaku money to get in a more complete striker and a decent wide forward to replace Mirallas, you will be a better overall team, even if their is nobody to score 25 goals on their own.

I'm with you mate. Exciting times ahead for Everton. Hopefully you can improve enough to go from being the second best team in Liverpool, to being the second best team in England ;)

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29 May 2017 10:05:17
Personally hope Everton do really well. I'd rather Liverpool and Everton be in the top 4 than plastics from London.

Everton have a lot of good young players. Holgate, Davies, Lookman and Calvert-Lewin are a few good examples. Add that to Gueye and Williams who provide a bit of steel at the heart of the team, Coleman and Baines who are still one of the best sets of full/ wing backs in the league, and I think they have a good platform to challenge to break into the top 6 club this coming season.

Lukaku and Barkley are, in my opinion, vastly over rated. Lukaku is a flat track bully who just inflates his statistics with hoards of goals against weak teams. He will never win you a title because he goes missing in big games. Barkley is just massively over rated. He is always lucky to stay on the pitch when I see him play, thinks he is better than he is, and has very little to his game other than a good set piece/ final pass. He is a poor mans Ozil/ Fabregas. He never tries to turn a game in his teams favour because he expects others to do that for him. The difference is he is nowhere near as gifted as them, and he also loses his head when he gets isolated and starts trying to hurt people.

Everton have better players in their title winning u23's than Barkley, and for the money Lukaku will rake in he won't be hard to replace with a more complete player.

It will be tough to get into the top 6 now, but Everton are the only club with a chance of doing i and I hope they do.

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{Ed025's Note - cheers MK, i reckon your right on ross but the goal tally from rom will make him very hard to replace, saying that over the years liverpool over the years have dealt with losing irreplaceable players like keegan, rush, torres and suarez and still moved on so it can be done mate..