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24 Mar 2020 10:57:26
Morning Ed001, hope your well. Would any of the current crop get in to your all time Liverpool XI?

Specifically where individual brilliance would suggest players such as Van Dijk? But would you break up the Lawro/ Hansen partnership that dominated?

{Ed001's Note - Lawrenson would not make my all time XI. It would really depend, what rules would they be playing under? The game has changed so much that you just can't compare players very much. If you were playing under old rules, on old pitches, none of the current crop would stand a chance. Playing on modern day pitches, with modern rules, then you would have to say Alisson must be at least considered.}

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24 Mar 2020 11:52:01
Let’s say modern day rules and pitches. after all football is suppose to be moving forward and evolving!

Did you ever do an all time Liverpool XI article?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know if I did, so I have added it to the to do list.

If you are using modern day rules and pitches then Alisson has to be keeper, as none of the other great keepers had to worry about not being able to pick up the ball from pass backs. Other than that, most of the others who are good enough have not really played for us long enough to make it. Yet anyway. Mane would be pushing though but Henderson just has so much competition in midfield I couldn't put him in there. Trent is the only other one that I would argue for, but length of service stands against him (as it does the best right-back I have seen Rob Jones).}

24 Mar 2020 12:25:32
Not put big van dijk in ed?

{Ed001's Note - too early. He needs to perform for longer. Hansen is still miles ahead of him and the likes of Thompson, Lloyd, Yeats are ahead of him too.}

24 Mar 2020 12:36:06
Alisson

Neal (due to longevity)
Hansen
van Dijk
Nicol (left back - had to find a spot for him)

Souness
Gerrard
Kennedy

Barnes
Dalglish
Rush

If I did it again in half hour I would come up with a different team.

24 Mar 2020 12:42:08
Even if we r playing in modern times? So much of defending back when Lloyd and Yates were playing was about tackling and battling the striker all elbows and kicks. What about playing out from the back, could lloyd and Yates do that as well as Vvd does?

{Ed001's Note - they were both able to play football, most players then had more skill than modern players. Their technique had to be perfect to deal with the pitch.}

24 Mar 2020 14:35:22
ed001 he was just before my time but what about Ray Clemence. I to loved Rob Jones but Steve Nicol best right back for me as Phil Neal I was just to young appreciate how good he was then. And another before my time ed Emlyn Hughes how good was he left back Alan Kennedy earns the spot for them to winning goals.

{Ed001's Note - Clem was brilliant but he never had to play out from the back, so he can't be compared to Alisson really. Nicol was brilliant but he played everywhere so it is difficult to pick a speck for him. Emlyn Hughes was before my time too, he was on Question of Sport when I was a kid. I have seen some footage, but the biggest compliment I think you can pay him is that Shanks wanted him after seeing him make his debut. He was just that good that he won Shanks on first sight.}

24 Mar 2020 15:44:10
Souness Gerrard Alonso
Midfield three.

24 Mar 2020 16:07:42
I was tempted to scoff at your mention of Larry Lloyd at first Ed. But actually he played 150 games over 5 seasons, won the league and UEFA Cup and international honours, played in a FA Cup Final and was part of that resurgent new team that went unbeaten at home so long in 1972. He also had a second great career at Clough’s Nottingham Forest.
So that’s a good shout. He was just one of many what have become under-rated players due to the excellence that followed them.
I’d still have Van Dijk though lol.

{Ed001's Note - we are very spoilt as fans of a club that have had so many truly great players.}







 

 

 
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