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28 Jan 2020 22:56:43
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28 Jan 2020 19:22:18
All these morons in the media, pundits, ex chairmen slamming Klopp. What these idiots need to realise is that it's not Klopp ruining the romance of the FA cup.

It's been ruined for years, since Sky TV took over the game, it's all about the money.

Period.

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28 Jan 2020 20:14:21
I used to love the FA Cup but over the years the FA themselves have done a number of things that have devalued the tradition of the competition.
From playing the semi finals at Wembley, playing the quarter finals over 4 nights and changing the cup final kick off time from 3pm to 5:15pm. The traditions are what made the FA cup special, why would clubs respect the cup when the FA doesn't respect it?
The FA did all of these things to earn more money so they can hardly be surprised when clubs choose to prioritise other competitions that earn them more money.

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28 Jan 2020 20:23:46
Most managers who have commented understand and support Klopp on this; most know-nothing, never-managed pundits and media commentators have attacked Klopp. I know who’s judgement I put more trust in.

One manager who has commented and has not supported Klopp is Solskjaer (that’s a shock, isn’t it? ) . He really is a pathetic, deluded loser.

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28 Jan 2020 21:29:28
What do people expect?!? Klopp has been on about having a winter break for years. Now it's finally happening we have a big match in the middle of it!

And it's all a bit disrespectful to the reserve team, who let's be honest, have just beaten a big (ish, sorry ed25) premier league team. If they can beat Everton then they can beat shrewsbury.

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28 Jan 2020 21:31:02
Or they can definitely give shrewsbury a decent game. How many shrewsbury players get in the Liverpool squad? None.
How many of the reserves get in the Liverpool squad? A fair few.

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28 Jan 2020 22:21:34
I just hope this discussion dies soon. I do not want this to be a Rafa Rant moment of him cracking up. The faster us Liverpool fans squash it the better.

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28 Jan 2020 22:39:54
Sorry LFC8, I think Klopp is completely out of order. He is the 1st team manager of LFC, fair enough it’s up to him who he selects to play, but he 100% should be on the touchline for the game. Bang out of order in my opinion, bang out of order.

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28 Jan 2020 18:38:01
Just out of curiosity. say salah does leave for real Madrid in the summer. Who does everyone think is a equally gifted suitable replacement. Only jadon sancho or possibly dembele from Barcelona stand out for me. And neither are as good as salah.
Ed's any ideas?
Cheers.

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{Ed001's Note - there is no one. Hopefully he will stay a bit longer so we can find him or Elliott grows into one.}

28 Jan 2020 19:11:46
Oh hell. must be someone out there in the world. Don't bother to watch the Italian or Spanish leagues anymore, catch the odd German league game and french league. wouldn't say there's anyone outstanding.

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28 Jan 2020 19:35:29
Sancho or Dembele for me.

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28 Jan 2020 19:38:17
Mbappe.

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28 Jan 2020 19:49:27
If only mate. Would be a dream.

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28 Jan 2020 20:25:05
Theo Walcott?

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28 Jan 2020 20:46:14
Martinelli.

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28 Jan 2020 21:34:19
What you have to remember is salah wasn't the player he is now before klopp and Co got their hands on him.

So I'm confident that there's a player out there who they can make a top class winger/ forward.

Wouldn't be surprised if it was timo werner. Is he left footed though? I think that's pretty important.

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28 Jan 2020 22:22:38
Still waiting for Jordan Ibe to replace Sterling.

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28 Jan 2020 22:34:20
Is Simao still playing?

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28 Jan 2020 15:25:02
well yesterday I wanted Klopp to play more of the first players that needed the minutes to get them more up to speed and for us to have a greater chance to get through to the next round. But after all the stick Klopp is getting am glad his sticking to his guns and the Fa can do one. and after listen to him today saying they was not at the meeting that made the decision, Good on him have a good break as for the argument about the money for lower league teams hoping to get a cup tie at one of the Big teams they should run the club properly rather than hoping to win the lottery of a cup tie. there is plenty of teams out there that do. I see the stick we was getting last week for the women's team but I don't get why the premier teams should hold the whole of English football up. I know this sounds like a total change of heart from my views yesterday but I just wanted us to win and that's it.
YNWA.

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28 Jan 2020 17:16:51
Imo he's doing it to prove a point. If the premier league is willing to give the players a break then the fa should respect it, not klopps fault they made it more complicated than it should be. I bet this problem doesn't happen next year and the premier league and FA will learn from their mistakes. I have a solution for the winter break, scrap two of the endless international friendlies they have during the season and that will open up abit of space in the fixture congestion.

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28 Jan 2020 17:42:38
Great to have principals and I admire him for sticking to them but if we lose the replay the only people that lose out are the fans and another year without a decent cup run.

Nobody else cares.

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28 Jan 2020 18:19:33
SpecialK, “another year without a decent cup run”. Is getting to the League Cup final 2015/ 16, Europa League final 2015/ 16, Champions League final 2017/ 18 and Champions League 2018/ 19 not enough for you then?

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28 Jan 2020 18:38:04
Wirral check your history I'm talking of domestic cups, 2015 league cup run was 5 years ago and mostly under Brendan Rodgers.

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28 Jan 2020 19:24:20
Wirral wonder, I think he means a domestic cup run and I got one would like to take it seriously for once. We should be trying to win everything, that’s what great teams do and that’s how they’re judged in my opinion. We are a great team so we should be playing to win everything.

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28 Jan 2020 20:35:14
SpecialK, Pegleg - guys, I really believe that winning the Premier League and the Champions League is the measure of a great team and the League Cup and FA Cup are way down my list of priorities. I would not want us to jeopardise our chances of winning either the PL or the CL by over-playing our first team squad members in pursuit of an extended run in either domestic cup. Of course, this is just my opinion and you guys are quite entitled to have other priorities.

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28 Jan 2020 20:55:30
Klopp was brought in to win the PL, end of. Champions league is and always will be a priority. Sadly we haven't had the squad in previous seasons capable of fighting on all fronts so we rightly prioritise. I don't 100% agree with Klopp on not playing a few first teamers who need games but Klopp has more than earned the right to make the call.

In Klopp's time if he had won 3 FA Cups and nothing else then he wouldn't have been a success, just like if Man City don't win the CL then their manager will have failed in what he was brought in to win.

When we win the Premier League I don't know how people can complain about anything this season.

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28 Jan 2020 21:38:25
What I will say, and I'm on klopps side BTW, but we were all taking the mick out of ole for moaning about replays last weak.

The rules are the rules. I think klopp should be there, but it's his perogative if he plays a second team.

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28 Jan 2020 22:22:39
Robbiesline, Klopp addressed his absence from the replay in his pre-West Ham media conference today. He said :

“Could I be here for the game? Of course I could, but that’s again a complete misunderstanding of management and coaching. I don’t come here for showing up for the team, one or two days training and then tell the boys. It’s like all the good coaches from the past could still come in, like Fabio Capello could go to the Italian national team two days before a game and tell them everything they have to do and everything will be fine. It’s not like this, they need their coach and that’s Critch. They need their coach and they get their coach. “

There is a full transcript of what Klopp said on the LFC website.

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28 Jan 2020 07:39:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 28th January 2020

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28 Jan 2020 09:37:47
As always a good read, much appreciated.

Quick question or two. 1) The transfer of Dani Olomo, finances are can be a bit confusing but the reported fee for such a player seems good business. What's your view of the team's overall recruitment structure? They seem to have really pulled of some good stuff in the present and past.

2) What happened to the Jean kid who was signed from PSG by RLB and loaned Monaco. I see now his been sent to Leeds. I remember at some point he was highly rated as well.

Much appreciated .

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{Ed001's Note - 1) Whose? RBL? Their recruitment structure benefits from being able to pick up players on the cheap through their feeder clubs. They can take a gamble on players there and just skim the cream off the top for Leipzig. Seems a legalised way of cheating the transfer system and getting round FFP regs to me. I would like to see the end of loans and single entities owning more than one clubs personally.

2) He struggled, went out on loan and struggled some more. It happens. He has gone to Leeds as it is a good chance to resurrect his career working under a top class coach.}

28 Jan 2020 11:39:29
Makes sense, with City and the likes looking to acquire teams in pretty much every league, on shares your fears. Appreciate the response. Nothing but the best to you, your team and everyone on the site .

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{Ed001's Note - cheers OKD, glad I got the right team as well as I did wonder if you might mean the team that sold him, as they got a lot of money for them. I was wondering at first if you wondered about them buying a player like him, clearly with the intent of selling him on for profit. I was glad you didn't as I don't know a lot about their transfer policy!

I think soon all the big teams will have second clubs in other leagues and that will be when it will all end up becoming a giant super league, as there is little point in the other leagues. Half the teams will be just feeder clubs with second rate players not good enough for the parent club.}

28 Jan 2020 20:44:23
Weirdly that same thing is happening in village cricket Ed, the richer clubs have 3/ 4 teams and the poorer clubs nearby are all shutting down.
Why would you want to play for Village A's 3rd team rather than village Bs 1st team? It's baffling and has ruined the grassroots game.

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{Ed001's Note - village cricket? Is that even a thing?}

27 Jan 2020 22:10:49
Question to one of the eds. not liverpool related but a general football query. I do some part time scouting and over the weekend I saw a very good under 9 player. I was later informed that a premier league club are paying his dad £2,500 a month to keep the player on their books. Obviously this can't be legal. My question is, is this common? If a team get caught doing this would they be fined or receive a transfer ban?

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{Ed002's Note - No it is not common and you are correct it is not legal. Under such circumstances the family would be acting as an agent and whilst schooling costs can be covered you cannot pay the "agent". This has got Manchester City in unresolved trouble over Jadon Sancho and a letter written to the FFF about another English club and French player this summer.}

28 Jan 2020 07:28:26
Not to be a picky so and so, but is that not just against the rules as opposed to being illegal? Quite a large distinction there. Either way, get your whistle out. Too much pressure too young.

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28 Jan 2020 16:38:31
Stuff like this has been going on a life time and will continue to go on.
No matter how many rules are brought in it will continue. All the clubs want is too hit the jackpot once every few years.

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27 Jan 2020 18:51:54
If your boss promised you a two week, fully paid, holiday; and you planned events/ trips/ time with your mrs/ children. You'd be absolutely raging if ya boss then went back on that at the last minute.
The money/ football/ cup/ FA is of no relevance.
This is a relationship between he, as a man, and his players. This is why they will run through a wall for him.
End of debate.

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27 Jan 2020 19:15:45
Absolutely Benny. I put something similar further down the page although not quite so eloquently 😂
We don’t know what’s been promised to the players and so shouldn’t criticise.

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27 Jan 2020 19:23:13
Benny we aren't talking about us normal folk, these players are paid a fortune and the sacrifices come with it.

Personally I'd want klopp on the touchline at the least. We didn't get the job done, this is the consequence.

Plus we have a squad for a reason, now some might have plans but others might not. They should be offered the choice if they want to play or not.

I reckon adrian will be up for it and a few others too.

We knew before a ball was kicked this could be the outcome and we should respect Shrewsbury imo.

Plus we haven't had a decent domestic cup run in years.

If he puts out a fringe/ youth team and we get knocked out fine but don't just dismiss it because we won't admit we failed last night.

But as I type we have just drawn chelsea away he will put kids out!

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27 Jan 2020 19:45:04
Benny you don't know what the players want I bet Henderson Milner Ox Gomez Robertson Lallana and Trent would want to play the Fa cup still means a lot to British players. And they did know about this before the break was sorted. And we are not talking about no break its 11 days instead of 14. but there is plenty of players in are squad that need minutes more than a break. I think Klopp should ask the players if any of them want to play because am sure they won't just have 2 weeks off they will still come back and train after a few days off and am sure most players would rather play than train especially with the form there in.

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27 Jan 2020 20:04:42
Christ I called this one wrong, I was on here last night saying the draw was no big deal, play the same team again at Anfield and job done.
Matip, Fabinho and Lovren have been out for ages, Minamino has had little game time, so I don't understand why they can't play in the replay as they need the minutes on the pitch. I thought that was the point of having a big squad.

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27 Jan 2020 20:09:50
Grino, you on one hand say Benny does not know what the players want yet on the other hand you can bet (meaning you have a very good guess) as to what the British (whatever that means) players want? Sorry BUT you can't have it both players. Also what makes you think Klopp has not asked the players about this?

I get that you really want our boys to play the game and I can understand that BUT you are not seeing the other angle to this. IMO, Klopp made a promise to his players (or even to his family, we don't know) that they would get days off and he would prolly have some down time w/ his family cos the FA made the rules that NO games should be played hence, the planning was done based on that.

Now, they come a schedule games during the same period that NO games should be played and you expect Klopp to just bear it? So Klopp should now bear the brunt of someone else's incompetence? You have to look at both sides of the argument here instead on dwelling on the obvious. Oh and btw, the whole "disrespecting the FA Cup" stuff is a distraction cos Leicester played NO first teamers and got beaten by Newpoert last season YET no one said they disrespected the FA Cup so why are people saying that now?

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27 Jan 2020 20:27:54
Klopp would have known long ago that if he didn't win the match against Shrewsbury that there would be a cup tie to replay. It certainly wasnt sprung on him, so he should have made plans accordingly. I would guess the players would also know this.
Anyway, its 2020 and now we need a Winter break? £150,000 a week footballers, doing a job they love, living the dream, do they do 40 hours a week? Have a day off! Pampered to say the least 🙄.

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27 Jan 2020 20:34:37
Klopp has got a plan Irish. Play the kids.

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27 Jan 2020 20:39:59
Red Meister I don't care about Leicester. and they knew the fa cup dates at the start of the season so its not all the fa fault everybody knew we could have won yesterday easily but we did not. and I think some of are players really could do with the minutes judging by yesterday game I have never seen Matip and Fabinho play that bad before in a Liverpool shirt and Minamino needs the minutes to get to grips with the English game. As for not respecting the cup I don't want a full first team out there just a few of the fringe players to help the younger ones out I would not like to see the kids take another hammering like the villa game that's not fear on them. the likes of Origi and Shaqiri have hardly had any minutes this season. this gives the fringe players a chance to play. and then there I sus fans that will be paying to go watch this and my concerns are not about there fans its are fans.

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27 Jan 2020 21:12:34
I think there are two different arguments going on here

1. I agree with Klopp that the FA could of planned this all a bit better to avoid a game in the winter break, and that he has told his players they can have the time off to rest before the final push.

However,

2. We knew well before the game that this was possible of we couldn’t get the win. We didn’t and we then have to play the replay. Klopp should be in the dugout, if he has a holiday I’m sure he can get back for the game and then rejoin his break. As for the team on the night no one is expecting our first 11 to be picked. But players that are sporadically involved should want to be involved as it’s another chance to impress. Shaq (if fit) for instance should want to play and show what he can do.

My ideal situation is Klopp to be In the dugout, I think Shrewsbury deserve that as they earned that replay. As for the team, let critchley manage but if the fringe players want a game then they should be allowed. Others could use it for fitness too. There not giving up much time btw, the game is Tuesday. It’s not like it’s in the middle of the break. The game is three days after our game vs saints.

This could all of been avoided btw if we just kept quiet about it and picked a team for the game. It’s needless press for the club.

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27 Jan 2020 21:44:12
Grino, first off Shaq is injured. Also, secondly the team we put out was good enuff to win BUT clearly many were short of sharpness and cohesion so that did its own damage. We tried to win and we did not and that can happen so not arsed about the result and Shewsbury played brilliantly by the way. And nobody knows what the players and Klopp agreed on so let's stop acting as if we know stuff we actually don't.

Klopp made a decision regardless and he is sticking to it. Normally, the FA and Klopp could figure this out esp. in LFC's situation of fixture congestion BUT just like with the CWC/ Carabooboo Cup issue, the FA offerred Klopp no help so they prolly reaped what they have sewn, I don't know. Klopp made his decision and is sticking to it. You or I may not agree BUT at least I understand why he is doing it.

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28 Jan 2020 01:11:17
its the FA who are the problem, they inform our club, this is your winter break, and do not play any games during these dates,
then they want us to play the replay during these dates,
its simple, don't play this game .
Klopp has had enough of this corrupt FA, and like the carraboa cup is washing his hands off it .

yes, I too would love to win the FA Cup, But,
its not a level playing field,
just look at the FA cup draw made yesterday,
free pass City get another bye,
while if we get thru our replay, play Chelsea away,
I have an issue with these draws every time, its, in my opinion, a fixed draw,
just google these draws the two cups and you will see how difficult the FA has made it for LFC,
and also how one club has been guided every round .

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27 Jan 2020 15:20:37
So come eds1 what’s your take on leaving the kids to play the FA cup. I’d love to stay in all our cup as long as possible but it doesn’t look like the club/ klopp thinks the same way. This is knocking the kids by the way.
What would you like the club to do?

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{Ed001's Note - I would prefer them to put out the same team as the first game because Fabinho, Matip and Lovren need to get match sharp.

However if Klopp wants to put out the tea ladies it is his decision, he is the manager and should be able to manage the team as he sees fit within the laws of the game and rules of the competition.}

27 Jan 2020 16:10:27
On a personal note, Ed001 - is it not a bit disappointing that Klopp isn't taking the FA Cup more seriously? I completely understand that he has been instructed that he must respect the winter break, but common, you don't see the other Prem teams in a replay coming out and saying they will play the Kiddies.

I want us competing on every single front, for every single competition - isn't that what Liverpool are meant to do?

Red Sandman.

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{Ed001's Note - that's how I see it as well. I get he is annoyed that the FA says to respect the winter break and then schedules replays in that time but we should not have needed a replay. The fault is as much ours as theirs.}

27 Jan 2020 17:57:55
I think he's right, personally.

If the Premier League say "here's a winter break. It's for both the mental and physical well-being of the players. Respect it and don't play any football" and the FA say "here's a competitive fixture in your winter break", then the logical way to reconcile those is to fulfill the fixture without using the senior team who are supposed to need the break for their physical and mental wellbeing.

I don't accept that we're at any fault for needing a replay. The scheduling should account for the competition format, which at this moment includes replays.

I do think he's wrong to not manage the team himself, because that does make it look like he has an issue with the FA Cup as a competition and not just the contradiction between two sets of instructions we've gotten from governing bodies. I get that he's probably doing it because Critchley knows the players better, but Klopp should still be in the dugout.

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27 Jan 2020 18:19:35
Something Red, I agree with most of you said, and I do think Klopp should be at the dug out, but I think he wants to make a protest stand to the hypocrisy and contradiction of the premier league and FA, a sort of "Managers need a winter break" as well.

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27 Jan 2020 18:35:15
Klopps got an holiday booked. He won’t miss that Benidorm bender with the lads for an FA cup replay With Shrewsbury.

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{Ed025's Note - he is booked in for karaoke in the black chicken i hear L8.. :)

27 Jan 2020 18:41:16
IMO The FA got caught AGAIN trying to strong arm a club and it's manager into violating the very rules they set up. I mean, they are trying to have it both ways here which I like Klopp, do not accept. They say the Winter break is there to protect the players mentally and physically hence, NO games regardless of standing, should be played.

Now these same people are turning around to schedule a game within this period (how ironic? ) and tell LFC and Klopp that they are somehow required to put a stronger team out with some of the same players they themselves claim to want to protect? Sorry BUT that dog won't hunt.

I agree that Klopp could play Fab, Matip and Lovs cos they need to play (as that was clear yesterday) esp. since Shewsbury earned the right for a replay. However instead of both parties coming to some kind of agreement on the issue, the FA seem to be trying to bully Klopp so if that is the game they want to play this then they are messing with the wrong manager.

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27 Jan 2020 18:56:20
Red Meister, no one's bullying anyone. We knew that any replay would be played next week, so we should have made certain we got the job done yesterday.
I will be there, for the replay, watching our 3rd string, as annoyed as I was last year when I watched us get turned over by Wolves, playing a scratch side. I worship our manager, but feel the one blot on his copybook is his total disregard for the cup.

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27 Jan 2020 19:15:14
I think Eds and posters should look at what has really happened here rather than pointing the finger at Klopp and LFC. In June 2018 (no, that’s not a typo, 2018) the Premier League, the Football Association and the English Football League issued a joint announcement about a PL mid-season break to be introduced in February 2020. As part of that announcement, the FA chief executive stated :

"Today’s announcement proves that football can come together for the good of the game. We have also found a way to give the players a much needed mid-season break, whilst keeping the much-loved Christmas schedule in place. As we head into summer international tournaments in the future we are sure that this mid-season break will prove to be a valuable addition for our players. "

So the FA, fully supportive of the PL mid-season break, had 20 months to arrange the FA Cup 2019/ 20 calendar so that the mid-season break was respected. And they failed. So let’s lay off Klopp and LFC please guys.

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27 Jan 2020 19:41:00
Wirral, I couldn't care less about what the Fa and Premier league put out about a mid season break. Check out the sides that we have fielded in every FA cup game we have lost since Klopp has been here. I've been at all of them and have felt miffed every time I've come away.
Cast our minds back to when we won the treble in 2001. I don't remember us having a mid season break then.

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27 Jan 2020 20:10:54
Rome 1977, good points and I am not challenging the view that Klopp regards the domestic cup competitions as his lowest priorities. No, we did not have a mid-season break in 2000/ 01 but neither did anyone else. This season, Liverpool and a small number of other PL teams are being asked to disrupt the agreed mid-season break purely because the FA cannot organise the proverbial booze-up in a brewery despite having 20 months to get their act together. Should we jeopardise our pursuit of the PL and CL for the sake of the FA Cup? Just my opinion but no, we should not.

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27 Jan 2020 20:22:08
Rome1977, that was cos there was NO midseason break in 2001 created by the FA themselves as it is now the case hence, the comparison is illogical regardless of whatever you think of the FA and their uselessness. We don't know what Klopp has planned with the players of even with his own family so whining about stuff you don't know or cannot understand is a futile exercise, IMO.

You can be pissed that Klopp is not doing what you want or picking the team you would like in FA Cup games so have at it BUT he is the manager and that is his decision. You can also be pissed that he is disrespecting the FA Cup and all that but AGAIN, he is the manager and he owes it to the players and the club to do what is right for them. I am not interested in Klopp doing what I want. I am interested in him doing what is right for the club regardless of whether I agree with it or not. This is where we both differ.

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27 Jan 2020 21:33:14
Red Meister, if the players and Klopp have a week booked on a Haven campsite that's their fault, they should have considered that there might have been a replay.
With regards to me "whining", I, like several other posters on this site, have spent thousands and continue to spend following us home and away. I think I'm entitled to have a bit of a moan!

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28 Jan 2020 00:36:57
Hypothetically, Klopp putting out weakened teams for domestic cups last season might have been a contributing factor in us winning the Champions League. The same could hypothetically be true if we go on to win the league and CL this year. If you are in three competitions then rotation is a necessity and Klopp is fully aware who needs resting to give us the best chance of success. How much the players get paid is totally irrelevant if they are on the cusp of an injury from too many matches in too short a period.

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27 Jan 2020 15:16:28
For the life of me I can't see why all the fuss regarding klopp saying he won't be in the dugout for replay. If you can't see he is making a point well.? Winter break, no teams to arrange friendlies yet the FA ask you to play a replay. I agree with him ( klopp) .

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27 Jan 2020 15:57:16
I’m on Klopps’s side here (and anywhere else) . It’s a principle surely. If all teams are told to rest players come what may why should the FA decide that it’s no longer applicable.

The only advice I would give Klopp is he should be sitting next to Neil Critchley in the dug out. Play the kids by all means and let Critchley manage the team but all arguments of disrespect can be deflated by Klopp physically being there. It’s kind of antagonistic not to be.

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27 Jan 2020 16:26:33
because am greedy and want to win every cup that we are in. And am sure if you give Milner and Henderson and co the chance to have a 15 days off or 11 days and play in the fa cup we all know what they will want to do they play last on Saturday the replay is on the Tuesday night there still going to get a break they have the chance this season to do something they might never get the chance to do again with the league nearly done they have a great chance of a treble. Utd dominated for all them years did it once we Dominated for all them years did a treble but not this one.

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27 Jan 2020 18:47:52
Grino, I see your point BUT that is not the point of the debate here, IMO. This has to do with the FA trying to have it both ways till Sunday with the way they are playing this. First, they said a winter break was mandatory hence NO games should be played in this period YET they schedule a game to be played in the same period? That is rubbish IMO and a bullying tactic cos they screwed up and would not admit it so they seem to be trying to shame/ bully LFC and Klopp into doing what they want to save face.

IMO, This could have been resolved if only the FA tried to smooth things out with the club and Klopp BUT they chose this route so to me, they can do one. If you are not trying to find consensus during an impasse and you result to "Do what I want or else. " type tactics then that is where you lose me and at that point, you can kick rocks and then, do your absolute worst at that point.

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