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05 Jun 2017 20:30:05
I can see us lining up somewhat similar to chelsea next year with a back 3 of vvd, lovren and matip. Does anybody else see a future for moreno as a wingback? No? Thought not.

rollanfield

1.) 05 Jun 2017 20:41:53
Assuming Lovren stays. He seemed pretty miffed when a reporter tried to ask him what he thought about VVD.


2.) 05 Jun 2017 20:42:52
Final delivery isn't good enough.


3.) 05 Jun 2017 20:42:56
Nor Milner or Clyne if I'm honest.


4.) 05 Jun 2017 20:44:18
Klopp will probably trial using a back three in pre season but keep Milner and Clyne for now in case it doesn't work. If it works well then we won't need to sign any new full back in Klopp's view. Wing backs of Wini and Milner maybe? Hendo in midfield with Couts then a front three of Firmino, Salah and Mane. The wing backs one I'm struggling on though.


5.) 05 Jun 2017 21:45:41
TAA for rwb and Mendy lwb would be pretty good.

In fact any line up with Mendy at LB is a win.


6.) 06 Jun 2017 08:02:47
As an attacking player Moreno is decent. The problems are he isn't defensively aware and although he has bags of pace he insists on making the kind of rash diving in challenges that a slow player would make. We've been lucky so far that he hasn't picked up a few red cards but honestly I think that is luck not because he hasn't deserved them.


 

 

 

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13 Feb 2020 23:26:30
Quick question. apologies if already asked. I think we are all really excited for the future having seen the kids play this year. But given the extensive coverage our youth have had vs other teams, do you think we will struggle to hold onto a lot of them over the next year or two? I. e they will want to move on sooner than they otherwise would.

rollanfield

1.) 13 Feb 2020 23:52:59
In my opinion, realistically we can only possibly hold onto maybe just a few of them given the strength of the current first team squad. I really like the looks of Elliott and Larouci, and maybe Williams.


2.) 14 Feb 2020 00:15:46
That's a really good point rollan. If I were a mid table team I'd be looking at our young rb and especially chirevella, who is a bit older and knowing Liverpool have a wealth of midfielders I can see him moving on. Shame coz I really like him. But when does he get in this lfc team?

But I guess it's a good thing, yeah we'd love them go play for Liverpool but at the same time I'd be chuffed for them if they got some 1st team action. Can't believe solanke hasn't scored for Bournemouth yet! I thought he'd make it at Liverpool but can't buy a goal. Actually did he not score recently? Cup game.


3.) 14 Feb 2020 02:32:27
Good question mate and one that may be true I can see the likes of jones maybe going on loan if grujic comes back in.


4.) 14 Feb 2020 09:13:56
yeah, probably it will be a shame.


5.) 14 Feb 2020 10:23:28
I think it could actually help move on some of the young players that we don't want to keep, rather than lead to us losing ones we do want to keep.

All clubs now have extensive scouting networks, especially in the age group games. So clubs that might be interested in our young players would have known about them anyway. The difference is that those young players have now been given more exposure, meaning that potentially more clubs will be interested in them as well, the more clubs that are interested the better for selling.

Also, the club has given the young players a chance in some first team games so I believe it will be easier to hold on to the ones we want to keep as they will believe there is more chance of progression to the first team squad.

I see playing the kids and the exposure they've got as a result as a good thing all round.


 

 

28 Aug 2017 17:05:01
A lot of talk about Keita replacing Can. Is this based upon his unrest this summer and contract situation? Because personally I think he's our best cm and would prefer it if keita was coming in to replace Hen do/ wijnaldum. And I say "prefer" loosely as I like them both.

rollanfield

1.) 28 Aug 2017 17:51:27
Well if he is replacing can it won't be till next summer.


 

 

28 Jun 2017 23:14:46
For my money every successful Premier league team has had an old school English centre half barking out orders from the back Adams, pallister, Campbell, Ferdinand, terry, carragher and arguably even Morgan (I know) to this point . Why is it we are completely overlooking michael keane? He might not have the flash play of a vvd, but he is available at half the price and probably twice the consistency. It seems painfully obvious that this is a winning formula, and was likely the reason for city signing stones an Gary chill still having a career.

rollanfield

1.) 29 Jun 2017 06:50:14
Disagree on Stones
Keane is poor. He is consistent alright, consistently poor.
Nationality is not the issue. We have never replaced Hyypia. In my opinion he was a bigger loss than Carragher.
You need leaders in defence, that's what we're missing, leaders. Leaders require self-confidence, something which our defenders don't have. VVD has it in spades.


2.) 29 Jun 2017 07:53:40
Chelsea won the league in spite of Gary Gahill, not because of him. I can't think of one English central defender that I would want week in week out in our starting 11. This is possibly the worst generation of English defenders for a very very long time, for all the money in the game that's a shocking stat, I agree with Ron, Hyppia was a player we didn't adequately replace. And there are very legitimate reasons not to consider Keane, like all of the English centre backs at the moment, he's not very good and further to that, he is a die hard United fan (and we're talking very die hard by all accounts), so for him and us, a move to Anfield was never going to happen.


3.) 29 Jun 2017 08:03:02
These are professional footballers we're talking about. Each and every one of our centre backs arrived with self confidence. Lovren had plenty of it. In my opinion (think skrtel) its communication that is their downfall. By having the English center back I think it really aids this communication right from the back.


4.) 29 Jun 2017 08:05:09
Rollan, if Michael Keane (who is not good enough and is not a leader) is the one you want us to sign then I'm happy not to have any English CB in our team cos I can't see any that are good enough and any one of them we try to sign will cost an arm and a leg. Do you think a defender who plays in an ultra defensive formation at Burnley, can hack it in a system where he is exposed and required to defend 1v1 situations? And for 28m? I don't. English players are overrated and so is Keane and Stones tho Stones is the better CB, I wouldn't want any English CB here.


5.) 29 Jun 2017 18:34:24
Looks like im in the minority then, but whenever I think of successful English teams they've always had English center backs. Michael Keane is wanted by utd and Chelsea? Can't be THAT bad.

{Ed025's Note - it looks like he will end up at everton mate..


6.) 29 Jun 2017 18:59:06
Yeah I did see that. But there seemed to be interest from the big clubs. I actually didn't see much of him last season, the point I was making was a bit more general than that. Obviously complete rubbish too haha.

{Ed001's Note - Keane was not of interest to United or Chelsea.}


7.) 30 Jun 2017 14:05:17
Pretty certain Keane is not particularly good at barking out orders.


8.) 30 Jun 2017 14:10:04
I don't even remember the Last English CB that made to the elite! Cahil was schooled the other day by Mbappe and Dembele. He is the weakest in that Chelsea defense!
I agree with Ron on Sami and VVD. And let's not fool ourself most of the best CB's are priced beyond our nominal range anyways!


 

 

28 Dec 2016 21:00:24
Just read a comment with regards to Coutinho not been match fit for the city game.
Footballers should be supremely fit guys, but for some reason (in my mind anyway) they seem to be given an easy time when it comes to fitness. I would expect Coutinho to return to training with barely a dip in his v02 max, so long as he's been keeping reasonably active. I realise they need to regain a little bit of sharpness but they've been playing footballnsince babies, so surely this shouldn't be hard to pick up? Or am i missing the point? Is it more to do with the muscle or ligament itself not been fully repaired?

rollanfield

1.) 28 Dec 2016 21:32:07
It's probably more to do with ankle strangth. It was a nasty injury. You very rarely throw a player straight into a 90 minute game, after doing a joint. You need to give it time to recover its strength. the V02 max will ofcourse dip, I'm not sure by how much, but he clearly won't be match sharp in terms of fitness having missed 5 games.


2.) 28 Dec 2016 21:32:51
Agree with other players in less demanding situtations but were not talking match fit here were talking klopp fit. can't have any passengers.

He will be back soon enough. can't say where haven't been alright without him, few blips but back to ourbbest now :)


3.) 28 Dec 2016 21:44:52
Actually, your VO2 max drops a reasonable amount after only a couple of weeks of no training. Of course he would still be very fit compared to the average joe, but his "fitness" of course will have dipped, especially from the levels Klopp seems to demand.


4.) 28 Dec 2016 21:56:55
I imagine you have to get over it mentally as well, I wouldn't want to face 90 mins of my foot being stomped on knowing it's only just healed, I wouldn't want to do any 50:50s or anything like that either, scared it's going to go again.


5.) 28 Dec 2016 22:07:48
Your VO2 max starts to drop after just 2 days in most people.


6.) 28 Dec 2016 22:37:55
All good points, but would definitely expect him to have trained (swimming, arm cycle. something haha) I guess its probably more a case of the injury having healed correctly and game sharpness. Hard to remember the fine margins in the game these days. I can not play for 6 months and still return to the same poor standard as previous. obviously very different at the top.


7.) 28 Dec 2016 22:58:45
Just had a look at the top 30 vo2 max scores of all time. and sneaking in there amongst the cyclists and cross country skiers was one of our old boys. But definitely not one i would have expected to see (looking at you Dirk kuyt) Oyvind Leonhardsen of all people. Who'd have thought it?


8.) 28 Dec 2016 23:46:19
He can keep fit, but it's different muscle groups you're using and different fibres, fast and slow twitch. You then have to rebuild the muscle memory.
There are lots of things you can do to improve VO2max, ranging from altitude training to eating bluberries. I;m sure the LFC physios are well versed in what's best for pipco.


9.) 28 Dec 2016 23:54:42
Why so much focus on vo2 max? Its not the be all and end all of performance. He may be able to run in a straight line at high speed 1000 times, or run for hours but not have the match sharpness to react, change angles, make quick decisions under pressure etc etc.


10.) 29 Dec 2016 01:04:00
There is a huge difference between being physically fit and being match fit. You can be in good physical shape yet lack match fitness because the demands of in-game action are much higher (running, physical contact, endurance levels are higher. muscles are used more and more, etc. than one might believe.


11.) 29 Dec 2016 02:34:11
He'll be targeted as well.
Don't forget that.


 

 

05 Oct 2016 19:16:08
Just read the news about Rafa and his Wife sending 40 kids (who have lost loved ones due to acts of violence) from the Liverpool area on a trip to Disneyland. He clearly still lives the area, and i sincerely hope we can find a place for him at the club in his latter years.

rollanfield

1.) 05 Oct 2016 19:40:57
I semi agreed with the decision to let Rafa go, but still have a real soft spot for the man, just as he does for our club and city.


2.) 05 Oct 2016 19:48:56
Great man and a great LFC manager.
He did leave at the right time though. I'm sure Rafa would only want a job on merit but the club does need to show its appreciation for legends like Rafa.
YNWA Rafa 🏆.


3.) 05 Oct 2016 20:08:37
Great man with a great heart.


4.) 05 Oct 2016 20:46:13
Massive respect to Rafa.


5.) 05 Oct 2016 20:58:31
How can you not admire and respect Rafa after where he got us to in europe, despite being hampered by the clubs financial problems?
But that said, he was apparently a quite divisive character in senior club management, and rumour has it there were frequent power struggles within the club.
He knew how to build a highly effective team, in fact his 08-09 team were feared throughout europe and could give the current squad a bloody tough game, but then he also gave expensive contracts to quite a few poor quality fringe players, and caused a major financial hangover for FSG to clear up at great cost.
I do sometimes wonder how things would have gone if he had kept his job, gotten a grip of his passion for control, and if he had been given the player budget that kenny and brendan got.
You have to imagine that with that big a transfer kitty, he would have brought in some top talent and kept us in the CL at least a couple of times.
You hear about how the club had deals almost in place for players like david silva and david villa but the plug was pulled on him before we signed them, and you wonder if rafa might not acrually have won us a league if he stayed around and been given the financial backing that kenny and brendan got?
Certainly downing or adam or carroll would never havebeen signed for a rafa side, among many others.


6.) 05 Oct 2016 21:04:22
Rafa is a legend.

He will always be a red

Hope he wins the Championship for Newcastle this season.

YNWA.


7.) 05 Oct 2016 22:20:12
Didn't he do this last year too, def a legend but to be honest I was glad when he left.


8.) 05 Oct 2016 22:18:43
Fantastic man and great manager in his time. Liverpool legend, would love to see him in the future some part of the club.


9.) 05 Oct 2016 22:44:34
I am not the biggest fan of rafa as a manager but his commitment and passion for the club and area has never been in doubt, the biggest legends for our club are men like him and kenny.


10.) 05 Oct 2016 23:03:17
The only reason I don't want Rafa back is because we have Klopp.


11.) 06 Oct 2016 01:40:07
Big man. big heart true red!


12.) 06 Oct 2016 01:41:48
Will always admire and like rafa. Tbh he gave me one of the greatest nights to watch in football I have ever seen, and also lots of other great games. I don't think he was great with transfers though, don't get me wrong he got in some quality players. But also some very dubious ones on big money. Also never understand why he wanted rid of alonso for Gareth Barry, absolutely puzzled me that one.


13.) 06 Oct 2016 07:41:21
I know Rafa can divide opinion, but there is no doubting his love for the club or the city! this is another class act from a classy guy!


 

 

 

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15 Aug 2018 19:37:45
Do you mean untenable within the club? Certainly the fans would be happy for him to stay as a number 2.

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17 Jul 2018 20:54:01
Must have missed his Rank games ed001 😂.

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17 Jul 2018 20:45:41
I can't understand the logic in the Alisson bid. I know people have their opinions, but I've watched a fair bit of Kasper schmichael over the past few yrs, and in my opinion he has fewer bad games than any other keeper in the league barring De Gea. But, the main thing is that he seems to thrive on pressure and the big stage in exactly the type of games we want ourselves involved in. Whereas the only evidence we have of Alisson performing in big games is a nothing display against Liverpool and some pretty poor ones in Russia.

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22 Jan 2018 18:10:30
Ed002 I may have misinterpreted what you said, but I have to disagree that there's "nothing wrong with his agent talking to madrid" under his instruction. Maybe technically/ legally there isn't a problem, but morally and professionally I think that's a poor showing.

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{Ed002's Note - How would you expect player transfers to happen. Even Liverpool when acting professionally deal with agents on a day-by-day basis.}


 

 

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09 Jan 2018 22:12:52
Reus should be making a comeback from injury next month.

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17 Sep 2020 20:19:02
I'd say Torres by a clear distance. Couldn't believe it when he signed.

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21 Aug 2018 21:40:08
Just me that thought he struggled a bit in pre-season?

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Just me that thought he struggled a bit in pre-season?

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21 Aug 2018 21:38:57
There was one instance where taa overhit a cross because he chose to hit it on the half volley with power. He was in acres of space to get the ball down too. Completely baffled me that.

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21 Aug 2018 04:40:29
Salah- thinking of you tonight. Great poster.

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