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13 Sep 2021 13:39:49
That was a tough window, the Chelsea game made the last few days really hard. But we move on.

I don't for a second belive in this narrative that Chelsea and Man U are suddenly better than us. Yes they have improved, and in the right areas, but our first 11 is stronger than both. I know most of us know that, but its worth the reminder. I genuinely think only 3-4 players in their teams get into our first 11, Chelsea players being closer to our level but there is still a gap.

We all know we demand too much from a small group of elite players, and this has come to bite us in the last few years with injuries. I never wanted signings to match any other team, just to help the players we have and improve a bloated squad.

My main point is a realisation I had in the last week. Liverpool have more often than not had a tough period after the new year, the lack of signings and injuries always catches up to us mid season. We were strong enough last year until Christmas, I was confident we would win the league at that time. But our injury list got ridiculous, Jota being a massive loss.

I know we were forced, but getting Kabak albeit really late is the reason we made Top 4. My optimistic opinion is we should have enough to last until January, and an attacking signing in January could bring a spark that could see us through to big silverware. We definetly had attacking targets in the last window, but sales held us back.

Based on the last few years, it can be hard to be hopeful for any kind of signing, but a player like Adeyemi would be perfect.

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13 Sep 2021 16:36:46
I don’t like to tear posts apart but can’t help it on this occasion Reus because that post is about as inaccurate as a post can possibly be.
You say we’ve relied on a small group of elite players and it’s come back to bite us ‘in the last few years’. We were champions in 19/ 20. That’s just over a year ago. We struggled last year with injuries, particularly at CB but that was happening to lots of teams. I don’t buy this idea that Liverpool have a small squad. We have 4 top CB now, 4 top attackers, 7 top midfielders, 2 fullbacks for both left and right, and in Celleher an up and coming reliable back up keeper.

Yes there’s a drop in quality if VVD gets injured or Salah or Fabinho but they are so good you’re not going to get a player of that quality who’s happy to sit on the bench. Nor could we afford them! I hate to break it to you but we don’t have a sugar daddy like City or Chelsea do and we aren’t as rich as Utd (who’s squad is much weaker than ours anyway) .

Then you say we only got top 4 because we signed Kabak? Did you actually watch any games after we signed him? We got top 4 because Klopp finally accepted that Fabinho isn’t a long term solution at CB and played Phillips and Williams with Fabinho in midfield. Kabak was injured for most of it and had nothing to do with the run that saw us claim 3rd.

Sorry like I said I hate tearing posts apart but had to get that off my chest. No offence 😊.

13 Sep 2021 18:05:23
Have to agree with Beckers there.
And if Kabak had that much of an impact, wouldn't it have made sense to keep him?

13 Sep 2021 18:29:10
Reus, while your premise that Chelsea and ManU are not better than us overnight is absolutely correct, Becker's Pecker (damn, that name is painful to type! ) reply is completely right.

14 Sep 2021 10:50:35
Unlike the rest of you I believe we should be competing for all trophies, not just 1 a season. We are not able to because of our sqaud. Every year cup competitions are sacrificed, and rightly so given our situation, but its dissappointing.

Fabinho would have stayed in defence if Kabak was not signed. Rhys Williams did a great a job when Kabak got injured. But he would not have been trusted with Phillips if Kabak was not signed, allowing Fabinho to shine in midfield as we all knew he would. And Kabak played over half the league games after signing, and yes I watched every game.

You missed the point of my post anyway, it was not to complain about our squad or our transfers. It was meant to be uplifiting post to remind everyone our squad is strong enough to get us through till December, and a decent signing in January could help us massively in the business end of the season.



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