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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer Transfer Window 2017
« Last post by the dude abides on Yesterday at 12:09:43 PM »
http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/20/joe-harts-biggest-flaw-exposed-as-roma-score-all-four-goals-to-england-goalkeepers-left-hand-side-6460795/

all four goals conceded, to Hart's left hand side.

and the first came from his ex City colleague - Edin Dzeko.

poor with his feet - and poor to his left?
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2016/17
« Last post by Tes 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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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer Transfer Window 2017
« Last post by Tes on February 19, 2017, 12:03:35 PM »

Deal set to be agreed: Manchester United target expected to sign for Liverpool

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/589471/Liverpool-Transfer-News-Yasser-Larouci-Deal-Agreed-Expected-Man-Utd-Gossip

Considering the players that have come out of the Le Havre academy over the years, it would make sense for us to develop a partnership of some kind with them. We would have early knowledge of any potential talent that might be the next to be good enough to make it, and some of our youth players could experience and benefit from spending time there. Looking at the players they've produced, they must be doing something right:

Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Riyad Mahrez are the most recent, and we had Le Tallec and Sinama Pongolle from their under Houllier, and both should have arguably made more of their talents.

As we're never going to be able to outspend the Manc clubs and Chelsea, even for a vital, specific player we haven't been able to source more cheaply, we need to both produce what we need, both in terms of quantity and quality, and be the best when it comes to scouting and unearthing players who can become of the standard required. The likes of Virgil van Dijk, whilst at Groningen and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, when at St Etienne, and Kevin De Bruyne, when at Genk, show they're out there. We have to be the team that gets them and develops them, and the more we do, the greater the chance of continually getting them, as we'll be seen as the club, that a young player who's ready to make the next level, can flourish and actually go up several levels and fulfill their potential fully, at.
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2016/17
« Last post by Tes 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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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer Transfer Window 2017
« Last post by Tes on February 18, 2017, 10:53:10 PM »
Exclusive: Liverpool plotting a return bid for Leicester star this summer

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/769102/Liverpool-transfer-news-Ben-Chilwell-Gareth-Southgate-England-squad

If he really is that good, or potentially that good, why hasn't  he broken into a struggling team. Surely you want your best players on the pitch. Even more so if you're fighting against relegation. Good enough is old enough.
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer Transfer Window 2017
« Last post by Tes on February 18, 2017, 10:13:02 PM »
We're buying up half of the youngsters in the French league:

Deal set to be agreed: Manchester United target expected to sign for Liverpool

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/589471/Liverpool-Transfer-News-Yasser-Larouci-Deal-Agreed-Expected-Man-Utd-Gossip


Liverpool and Everton want Ballo-Touré

http://kopworld.net/lfc-news/liverpool-and-everton-want-fode-ballo-toure/23515
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Summer Transfer Window 2017
« Last post by Tes on February 18, 2017, 07:47:55 PM »
Liverpool open talks to sign £20m Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund this summer

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/liverpool-open-talks-sign-20m-9843932


Why? He failed at Bayern, he's failing back at Dortmund. Why do we want to take the risk that his career is on a permanent downward trajectory?

We need players who are ready to take the next step into the big time, not those going in the opposite direction. 
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2016/17
« Last post by Tes 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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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2016/17
« Last post by Tes 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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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2016/17
« Last post by Tes on February 13, 2017, 10:41:45 PM »
Ronnie Whelan having a pop now:

And Eamon Dunphy, on what we've been discussing recently:

Eamon Dunphy claims Liverpool 'are going nowhere' with Jurgen Klopp's 'bargain basement' approach

http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/liverpool/eamon-dunphy-claims-liverpool-are-going-nowhere-with-jurgen-klopps-bargain-basement-approach-35446490.html

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