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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: January Transfer Window 2018
« Last post by Tes on January 27, 2018, 11:27:10 PM »
As we've had since the Summer, at least, to come up with an alternative way forward when Coutinho leaves (it was naive at best, and crass stupidity at worst to think he'd stay through 2 windows), and as our midfield is and has been for a long time, incapable of shielding the back four, to have not identified a midfielder to sort at least one of those issues, is just crazy.

So what if Keita's coming in the Summer. He's only one addition anyway. And what about this season? Do we just write off another season?
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by Tes on January 27, 2018, 10:56:14 PM »
It's OK Klopp laying into the defenders (again), but it happens and has happened, too many times during his tenure to be down to the players and the players alone.

How is it that so called lesser teams can defend, even though their managers have been there for less time than Klopp has been with us, and with supposedly inferior players.

When there is a problem you need to sort it. After this length of time you have to wonder why the same problem is still there, and to the same degree.

Having decided that Klarius is no1, why does he need to be rested after playing just two league games? He needs time and his defenders need time to develop an understanding. Not another change after two games.
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by Tes on January 27, 2018, 10:49:08 PM »
Hopeless. Hapless. Clueless. Trophyless. Again.
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by Tes on January 27, 2018, 10:48:21 PM »
At least we won the second half 1-0.  :'(
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by the dude abides on January 27, 2018, 10:19:33 PM »
clueless

I'd like to see Klopp gone in the summer - and a proper manager brought in.
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by Tes on January 25, 2018, 11:39:04 PM »
We are in desperate need of creativity from midfield. Whether Coutinho played deeper, and therefore in midfield, or one of three 'up top', he was the link between the obvious midfield (Henderson, Wijnaldum, Can etc) and the attackers.

He wasn't a winger, he wasn't a true attacker in the way that Salah, Mane and Firmino (at least how Klopp has him playing) are, or was he a true midfielder. He was the blending point between midfield and 'the attack'.

With a midfield of mainly Henderson, Can and Wijnaldum, the likes of Mane, Salah, Firmino etc (Sturridge and Ings too) are going to be devoid of service, especially against teams who don't 'come out and play' like City did.

Whether he adds a creative type midfielder this month, or he chooses to wait until the Summer and revamp midfield with at least one more quality 'all round' midfielder to go alongside Keita, something needs to happen.

It could be a long second half to the season if we have any more performances like the Swansea one, and we can't get Lallana back and hopefully firing on all cylinders, soon enough.

It's a shame about Goretzka, but we need to find an addition soon, whether he's signed in this or the next window.
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by the dude abides on January 24, 2018, 01:35:06 AM »
yes very depressing

must be a rare record - beat the runaway leaders one week, and the next game lose to the bottom club.

klopp has no tactics......play far too compressed in opposition;s half.  Thus there's no room for speed merchants, like Mane and Salah, to make hay.

and why do we feed the ball endlessly out wide to Robertson, in the winger role, when he just passes it back again to our defenders/midfield.

we need a proper two pronged attack, and space for them to move in....in games like this.

agree re Wildnajum.....Can no better.  Keita will be an upgrade.


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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by Tes on January 23, 2018, 09:46:32 PM »
Liverpool Football Club - we beat the best and lose to the worst.

What a terrible performance. We've now lost ground again on those above us.

Why is Wijnaldum on the pitch for away games - it leaves us playing with 10 men each time.
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by the dude abides on January 16, 2018, 09:56:31 PM »
I'd much prefer to see Danny Ward given a shot, as he's the only unknown performer. He may turn out to be our version of Burnley's Nick Pope.

I just don't see what Karius has to offer - there's no hint of a great keeper within nearly ready to burst out and flourish.

yes, of the two, Mignolet (for me) is much better than Klarius.

maybe Mignolet's mistake versus Arsenal, was the final straw for Klopp.   But why bite off your hand to spite your face.  Klarius is bog standard.  He is not good enough, at present, for a top club.....and may never be.   He just seems too young, too lightweight.....he never gets you out of a fix.  The City goal was so predictable.  A top keeper saves the majority of those types of shots.  But you just know that Klarius never will get you out of a hold.

I'd bring in a top keeper in the summer, and sell both Mignolet and Klarius.  And make Danny Ward my number two (if he accepts that role).

 
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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: January Transfer Window 2018
« Last post by the dude abides on January 16, 2018, 09:51:04 PM »
One thing that's becoming so clear is that Klopp only buys a piece of the jigsaw. He doesn't want any one piece to be the bulk of the picture, but 'a part'. The collective will always produce more than any one individual ever could.

yes, unlike Rodgers who brought in the second or third best player, for a specific position.......Klopp clearly will bide his time and wait til the player he wants is available.

I guess the difference is, Klopp's pulling power. 

Rodgers could have waited til the cow's came home, and still wouldn't have attracted top players to Liverpool.

When you bring in temporary make-do's, you then have the problem of moving them on, if/when your main target/upgrade becomes available.

Klopp is a patient man.
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