February 23, 2017, 04:06:10 PM

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Re: Season 2016/17
« Reply #195 on: February 13, 2017, 10:49:30 PM »
And Brendan's been talking about his favourite subject, apart from himself, of course:

'There is maybe an issue with scouts' - Brendan Rodgers has a dig at Liverpool as he reveals Virgil van Dijk snub

http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/liverpool/there-is-maybe-an-issue-with-scouts-brendan-rodgers-has-a-dig-at-liverpool-as-he-reveals-virgil-van-dijk-snub-35447115.html

Sometimes I wonder what the team would have looked like if Rodgers had been free to make all 'his' buys, or the transfer committee had been entirely responsible for supplying the players, and for Rodgers to just coach and fashion a team out of what he was given, instead of the 'falling between two stools' approach we followed when he was here.

Of course it's easy for him to come out and claim he wanted certain players after they've become a success in the PL with other clubs, as the club don't make a habit of coming out and responding to any of his claimed 'targets'.
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Re: Season 2016/17
« Reply #196 on: February 13, 2017, 11:28:23 PM »
Guardiola learned from Arsenal and Liverpool results

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38960380


It's the sign of a shrewd manager.

I hope Klopp is looking at other teams' results as well as our own in order to learn how better to approach games for next season. He's had two December/January periods now, and again I hope he understands and learns better for next season how to deal with it, and 'pace' us better for an entire season. Additionally, hopefully he's learned that the art of defending is very much required in this league and that he can't assemble any entire section of the team on a shoestring.
Yes, the occasional bargain will work, but proper money has to be spent overall on each part of the team. 
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Re: Season 2016/17
« Reply #197 on: February 18, 2017, 11:52:32 PM »
Barcelona eyeing Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss emerges as contender to replace Luis Enrique

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/barcelona-eyeing-jurgen-klopp-liverpool-9846695


FSG's shortlist in no particular order:

Paul Clement
Eddie Howe
Brendan Rodgers - when he wins the Scottish Premier by more than 30 points, they'll think they made a mistake and get him back.

They'll demand a huge compensation payment because of the length of Klopp's contract, thinking that the money they save on the new manager's contract vs what they'd have paid Klopp, plus the compensation, will see them make a profit on the deal. Additionally they'd see a likely huge profit on the sale of Coutinho to Barca, over what they paid Inter for him.
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Re: Season 2016/17
« Reply #198 on: February 20, 2017, 12:40:56 AM »



I know most people have one foot bigger than the other, but this is just seriously wrong. How on earth is he going to fit that foot into the boot he has in his hand? Hasn't anyone at the club spotted the problem?  ;D
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