The Official Liverpool FC Thread [Vol 15]

The Official Liverpool FC Thread [Vol 15]

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jammy-git

21,217 posts

148 months

GloverMart said:
hehe

Love that, Jammy! Think it's as much to do with the man at the top of the tree at each club. Both teams play in the image of their managers (as do many sides) so City play with a freedom, a smile on their face and very stylish while Man U are dull, boorish, overly aggressive and as un-stylish as you can get.
I liked this Tweet I saw the other day after the Utd Arsenal match:

Ranked by order of most expensive: Man United's bench (£244.9m) Man United's starting XI (£209m) Arsenal's starting XI (£167.9m) Arsenal's bench (£61.5m) Actual reserve Fred (£47m) If only Jose Mourinho received financial backing.

ferrisbueller

21,970 posts

163 months

m3sye said:
ferrisbueller said:
Given your earlier admission that you just make things up, statements of fact probably need to be accompanied with a reference now.

Regardless, he still strolls about, gets caught out/switches off too often. Hopefully he'll keep improving (if he doesn't leave, per rumours).
Will the Times do Ferris ?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/juergen-klopp-m...

A matter of time till we see him and Keita as our 1st choice midfielders with 1 other for me.
Definitely preferable to just making st up. Though it is stuck behind a pay wall so the data can't be seen or understood.

I do hope you're right as it would mean both will have developed and improved beyond what we've seen thus far.

ferrisbueller

21,970 posts

163 months

Cbull said:
We've been missi g a top quality keeper for many years, dare I say the best since Brucey.

On Fekir though. As good as he is and he'd bring fantastic competition but who would you drop? I personally think his arrival would bring a little unrest to Salah/Mane. I think that transfer is dead after the failed medical. Is anyone else similar linked?
Reina? Hard to compare between generations but was Bruce actually that good? Clemence seems to be a more revered name but I've seen precious little of either.

Pulisic is a persistent rumour. Dembele has been mentioned. We've never replaced Coutinho. I thought Shaqiri would primarily go into the pool of players to rotate in the front 3 rather than midfield (having just done the best part of £120m in that area).

We're close to January so we'll soon find out where we're at. The Napoli game is big. Not sure how happy JW would be about getting dumped out in the group stages.

jammy-git

21,217 posts

148 months

I can't see us doing any business in January.


How the PL table can change this weekend:



Really show how the league has separated into packs. The Top, Best of the Rest. Mid Table and st.

m3sye

19,978 posts

137 months

Cannot see us doing anything in Jan, unless someone comes to us with an amazing offer ie Fekir cheap, Dembele loan with option to buy, etc etc
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type-r

6,519 posts

149 months

Looks like we can keep sofas in their normal position tomorrow lunchtime. Lovren out due to concussion.

Mane also still recovering and won't be available.

m3sye

19,978 posts

137 months

Be a really tough game this - 3 points would be a MASSIVE result, espcially as we play before City have to go to Chelsea

type-r

6,519 posts

149 months

Absolutely massive. Bournemouth have goals in them so need to stay solid at the back.

If Milner plays tomorrrow, it will be his 500th premier league appearance and he will be second youngest ever to achieve that, at just 32.

BrabusMog

12,677 posts

122 months

I really think that City will get spanked 2 or 3 nil and that you'll ease through your game. I won't bet that way, as logic dictates it shouldn't happen, but City are due a rough game and I can't think of a better team to do it to them.

Flip Martian

10,251 posts

126 months

ferrisbueller said:
Cbull said:
We've been missi g a top quality keeper for many years, dare I say the best since Brucey.

On Fekir though. As good as he is and he'd bring fantastic competition but who would you drop? I personally think his arrival would bring a little unrest to Salah/Mane. I think that transfer is dead after the failed medical. Is anyone else similar linked?
Reina? Hard to compare between generations but was Bruce actually that good? Clemence seems to be a more revered name but I've seen precious little of either.

Pulisic is a persistent rumour. Dembele has been mentioned. We've never replaced Coutinho. I thought Shaqiri would primarily go into the pool of players to rotate in the front 3 rather than midfield (having just done the best part of £120m in that area).

We're close to January so we'll soon find out where we're at. The Napoli game is big. Not sure how happy JW would be about getting dumped out in the group stages.
Reina was excellent until his last season with us. Bruce did it for 10 seasons or so, regular 1st choice and very agile. He was poor for the first season or so as he was thrown in when he wasn't really ready, as Clem left for Spurs.

Clem was an incredible keeper and very consistent, when excellent keepers were more common - Shilton, Parkes, Corrigan all vying for the England shirt at the same time.

kentlad

918 posts

119 months

BrabusMog said:
I really think that City will get spanked 2 or 3 nil and that you'll ease through your game. I won't bet that way, as logic dictates it shouldn't happen, but City are due a rough game and I can't think of a better team to do it to them.
I really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really hope you're right.

Guvernator

8,973 posts

101 months

Flip Martian said:
Reina was excellent until his last season with us. Bruce did it for 10 seasons or so, regular 1st choice and very agile. He was poor for the first season or so as he was thrown in when he wasn't really ready, as Clem left for Spurs.

Clem was an incredible keeper and very consistent, when excellent keepers were more common - Shilton, Parkes, Corrigan all vying for the England shirt at the same time.
Think you've got some rose tinted specs on about Bruce, he was certainly a great character and decent goalkeeper but he often made howlers that would make Karius blush. "Doing a Grobbelaar" was a thing long before "Doing a Karius".

m3sye

19,978 posts

137 months

Team for the weekend then ?

Alison

Trent
Matip
VVD
Robertson

Fabinho
Milner/Wijanldum
Keita

Salah
Firmino
Shaq

??

Ructions

3,024 posts

57 months

m3sye said:
Team for the weekend then ?

Alison

Trent
Matip
VVD
Robertson

Fabinho
Milner
Keita

Salah
Firmino
Shaq

??
I’d go with that, though Klopp may start Bobby instead of Shaq.

Cie

15,803 posts

129 months

Ructions said:
m3sye said:
Team for the weekend then ?

Alison

Trent
Matip
VVD
Robertson

Fabinho
Milner
Keita

Salah
Firmino
Shaq

??
I’d go with that, though Klopp may start Bobby instead of Shaq.
Quick maffs

m3sye

19,978 posts

137 months

Bobby is in my team, do you mean go with wijnaldum, fabinho, keita and milner?

Flip Martian

10,251 posts

126 months

Guvernator said:
Think you've got some rose tinted specs on about Bruce, he was certainly a great character and decent goalkeeper but he often made howlers that would make Karius blush. "Doing a Grobbelaar" was a thing long before "Doing a Karius".
Not at all - I do remember he was seen as a bit eccentric. But they didn't feel the need to replace him for 10 years, during our most successful period, so that says something.

Ructions

3,024 posts

57 months

m3sye said:
Bobby is in my team, do you mean go with wijnaldum, fabinho, keita and milner?
Sorry, brain fart. I took Gini out of your selection, leaving Fabinho, Milner and Keita as my midfield three.

NRS

12,913 posts

137 months

Cbull said:
I'm with Sye on the Alisson hyperbowl. The difference between keepers this season and last is night and day. Karius would've let a lot in some of the most basic shots, never mind the ones that had veered away from very middle of the goal. With us having so many games won by 1 it would have made a huge difference this season. Our defence wouldn't be looking as good as they are with an average keeper in the net.
Not fully true. Remember in the PL Karius kept the most clean sheets after Christmas I think it was (i.e. Post VvD). A lot of people who had been saying he was rubbish before were even making noises we didn't really need to look for a new keeper in the summer potentially. The the CL final happened and the rest is history. (This isn't saying Karius is a better keeper, just he was not as bad post-VvD as many make out. The key thing to me is VvD, not Alisson.) And of course Robo instead of defensive liability Moreno!

CharlieH89

7,562 posts

101 months

Saturday
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ferrisbueller said:
I also think Fernandinho may be one of the most under-the-radar players in the league. He is quality, week in, week out. That's the level Fabinho should be looking at. He still strolls about too much for me; makes me wonder about his engine.
He isn’t under the radar. Everyone knows how integral he is to how Man City can play, pretty much plays the same role Busquets does at barcelona.

I think MOTDeven done a segment on Fernandinho last week. Might have been another program if not.