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15 Apr 2018 10:29:41
Seen this morning that Stevie Gerrard's cousin Bobby Duncan is to join Liverpool after his contract dispute with Man City. To be honest didn't think that we could sign youth players in England due to our transfer ban at that level. Is it a case of because he hasn't signed pro terms he'll be a free agent and a set £200k compensation will be due to City?

CaisterRed77

1.) 15 Apr 2018 10:49:27
He’s 17 in June so I think we can sign him on pro terms.


2.) 15 Apr 2018 10:50:01
That’s why are waiting until the summer when he will be 17 and, as long as we have met our obligations, the ban will be lifted.


3.) 15 Apr 2018 11:31:07
16 year olds having contract disputes.


4.) 15 Apr 2018 15:57:16
This lad looks the real deal so far from what I’ve seen, could be a very good signing if his progress continues.


 

 

15 Aug 2016 22:37:37
Just seen Christian Benteke, is now slight odds on favourite to move to Everton before Deadline Day. Guess it means a large bet has been placed or multiple bets etc. Just wondering if Eds know if Evertons interest in Benteke is genuine. Seems to be Koeman type striker. Think it'll be a great deal for us if we get our transfer fee back from last year. But also a good signing for the blue-noses.

CaisterRed77

{Ed002's Note - Whilst Eris Kismet agreed a personal package with Besiktas after Crystal Palace stepped back and Juventus declared that they had no interest and asked him to stop bothering them about Benteke, Besiktas said want a loan with an option of buying - which might not suit Liverpool. Any agreement to buy him would need Liverpool to reduce the significant asking price and that might attract the likes of West Brom who are also looking for a striker.}


1.) 16 Aug 2016 01:16:12
Can't believe people on he will be happy selling any player to Everton . Why would you what to make them better .


2.) 16 Aug 2016 08:15:31
Selling a player who Isn't good enough for us for 30 million? Feels fine to me.


3.) 16 Aug 2016 09:45:31
To he scores 15 goals and helps Everton to finish ahead of us.


4.) 16 Aug 2016 13:54:21
Surely we would be better selling someone who isn't going to start and releasing the funds and freeing up the wage bill for someone who is going to start

If we are concerns Everton are going to finish ahead of us that shows how far we have slipped.


5.) 16 Aug 2016 21:00:31
In the right club Benteke CAN BE a 20 goal a season striker, he was just the wrong signing for the wrong system. He hasn't just become a poor striker.


6.) 19 Aug 2016 14:56:06
I can't see Everton finishing in the top 4, Benteke or no. They need to improve other areas of the squad even with Ashley Williams.


 

 

 

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24 Oct 2017 19:29:00
Our biggest mistake in the summer in my opinion, was not keeping hold of Lucas, or getting someone with his experience, attitude and desire to do the ugly things in a game. Remember last season, Harry Kane never got a kick out of Lucas playing centre half at Anfield. Lucas was the best player we had positionally, tactically for defensive situations and better in the air than Matip and Lovern. I admit he was exposed against Vardy playing a high line, but that was a system error with him playing centre back. I also believe that his personality around the place is a big miss. I'm not sitting here saying he's the solution to all our ills, but going forward would you be confident in a pair of any of Matip, Lovern, Klaven and Gomez. A Lucas or even say a Kolo Toure of this world would fill me with a lot more confidence. This is not an attack on any of the above players, it's just that none of them seem to be able to defend in the true meaning of the word. Carragher, was not 6'4'', not the quickest, not able to play 50 yard diagonal pass from deep. But he could organise those around him, put himself in the right positions at the required time. And importantly defended his goal as if his life depended on it. Sorry! Rant over glad to get off my chest.

CaisterRed77

1.) 24 Oct 2017 21:03:48
Lucas was not up to the job either, his legs had gone a long time ago and he was not the biggest of lads either. He worked well in games where we had a lot of posession but crumbled when questions were asked. Fantastic servant for the club but his time had come to leave.


2.) 24 Oct 2017 21:11:53
Sure AW, but we didn't even think about replacing him!


3.) 25 Oct 2017 00:44:34
Have u seen Lazio this year they are flying he has fitted in perfectly I might miss Lucas I also miss sakho players with leadership qualities and character.


4.) 25 Oct 2017 02:48:31
We had a ready made replacement for Lucas in Kevin Stewart but Klopp decided to sell him too.

{Ed001's Note - he was not good enough.}


5.) 25 Oct 2017 03:17:02
So mister Caister77, who do we sell so that we can buy? We need to sell somebody. And Lucas down the pecking order so much.


6.) 25 Oct 2017 07:28:46
Sell Lovren? lol.


7.) 25 Oct 2017 11:24:04
Agreed Lock96, who in their right mind would buy him?


8.) 25 Oct 2017 11:34:27
West Ham? lol they bought Zabaleta.


9.) 25 Oct 2017 12:53:08
I think that is a very valid point caisterred. He linked the south american/ Spanish players with the England players. I would have kept lucus. Did he want to go or was he gently pushed?

{Ed001's Note - he wanted to go for regular first team football. The club let him decide as a thank you for his long service.}


 

 

13 Aug 2017 18:07:00
Doubters to believers, was Klopp's message from the beginning of his tenure. Over those 22 months we have made progress, players improving and targets hit (top 4 16/ 17). Yet we the fan base seem to be in a negative spiral of doom and gloom at the moment. I admit my concern at the defensive lapses from yesterday must be addressed one way or another once and for all. But the attacking trio Mane, Firmino, Salah look very dangerous, not to mention the depth behind them. Sturridge, Origi and Solanke anybody? Coutinho is an artist any team in the world would be sad to lose, but the club is bigger than any one individual, we'd move on like before ala Keegan, Rush, McManaman, Owen, Saurez. Transfer window is still open and as far as I can see our top target's haven't moved to rival's as has been the situation in previous windows. Rival's domestically also having issues regards squad building. Chelsea seems to be doing the usual infighting again. Spurs have for them a golden generation/ team but they haven't won anything yet and if they don't this season will the squad break up, showing signs of fracture already with Rose. City spent a fortune again, but still not convinced that there recruitment this season is any better than the last 2. Arsenal similar to ourselves, lack of signings they wanted, plus questions about star player. Utd still maybe lacking creativity and pace in wide positions. Let's see how things look after six games, keep optimism and cast aside doubt and have some patience before we make drastic judgements on our season ahead.

CaisterRed77

1.) 13 Aug 2017 18:30:20
You are right, we should wait and judge after 6 games that's why I've framed from posting after the match and it's good to read a positive post atm.
I am however really worried with our defence and I don't see why Gomez isn't given a chance, what do we have to lose.


2.) 13 Aug 2017 19:19:10
Is that the same gomez whose first involement was to give the needless free kick that resulted in mignolet saving for the corner which resulted in the the third goal.


3.) 13 Aug 2017 21:24:05
Spot on, OP. I will say that Klopp's subs were terrible as 007, alluded to. TAA played 90 mins. Why was he subbed off for the final 5 mins of added time for Gomez, who was not in rhythm and was caught out every time he touched the ball.


 

 

15 May 2017 19:25:50
Atmosphere at Anfield going to be key against Middlesbrough, this is a difficult game guys, so much more so than West Ham. Boro defend pretty well, and will play with pride and tanacity (unlike West Ham) . Players like Gibson and de Roon will be looking to Impress in the shop window. Downing, Ayala and Barragan with points to prove no doubt. Seems lately if things don't go well straight away the crowd gets edgy and this transmits to the players. And we have a habit of making things difficult for ourselves. So my message is let's get the team over the finish line, make this our best performance of the season, make Anfield a cauldron of noise for 90+ minutes, no matter the situation.

CaisterRed77

1.) 15 May 2017 20:10:32
Why, are we playing a cup final?

Must have missed that one.


2.) 15 May 2017 20:16:42
Ridiculous reply. How is this not like a cup final?


3.) 15 May 2017 20:19:55
You don't see the importance of the crowd to help Liverpool to get a top 4 spot at least Davey? I find that strange indeed. Actually it should be a given that the crowd "do their bit" in every game.


4.) 15 May 2017 20:43:52
Managed to bag myself a ticket today for Sunday. I'm buzzing already. I'll be singing my cotton socks off :)


5.) 15 May 2017 23:24:19
you just know that Anfield is going to be tense. unless we get an early goal to get the crowd going. well, I dunno I never been there! but that's just how it comes across on tv and is what the commentators say!


6.) 16 May 2017 10:53:26
The fans had better be ready to support the team through a very difficult game because Boro will not roll over that easy. They will give their all and so will we. If we play the same team with the same formation as vs West Ham, we will be fine.


7.) 16 May 2017 14:46:45
play the same team again, get stuck in, faster football, and were going to win this one, Boro will not like it . come on you reds .


 

 

28 Feb 2017 17:54:52
Come on guys let's stick with it, I know the instant gut reaction to a performance/ result (run) like yesterday is a mix of disappointment anger, then we get onto the blame game blah blah. I read things like that Klopp has no plan b, that we should of signed x y and z in January, we've known our defensive frailties for years etc. Would like give a different view on this. First of all no plan b, Klopp has a football philosophy which is high tempo pressure and possession based game, it's a high risk big rewards kind of approach, does he doubt his beliefs and change to a defensive passive 4231 because we play against Vardy and Leicester? Last night showed me that the top quality isn't in the squad to play this system/ approach to a consistent level YET! Lucas was exposed playing a high defensive line against a pacey forward with a point to prove. Do we sit deep to protect him? Lucas was superb against the best striker in the league two weeks previous but then Kane isn't so quick. If Klopp doubt's his style, do the players then begin to doubt him? Well we should of brought in a quality centre back in January. Who? Was the quality available then at a sensible price? Who will still be at the club in five years time? No. Not forgetting that at the beginning of January we still had about 8 centre backs on the books. Can't just get all the jigsaw pieces in one transfer window, keeping the players they replace in a bloated highly paid squad. Klopp is a trust manager, he'll put his trust in a group of players for a whole season, not giving up on them when things get difficult. But it's a two way thing the players have to trust in him and his methods. Come the summer it'll take a different look with new players added and others moved on and again he'll back that group for the season. We're better positioned than last season, we've only finished in the top 4 once in 7 years, progress is being made, maybe not as quickly as we'd all like but I genuinely believe it's going to get better and better with a little patience and trust from us.

CaisterRed77

1.) 28 Feb 2017 18:51:17
Caister, I agree with your post globally and it would be pointless to throw the baby out with the bath water. however, I must say that this squad has some gaping holes in it.

We have no CB as cool and competent to play alongside Matip who is very good. Lovren is injured and Klavan and Lucas would have been ripe for the taking vs Vardy. Gomez? No thanks as the kid is not ready. Also, Hendo is injured and we might as well play w/ o a DM. Studge? Nowhere to be found. Regardless of all that, there is something worse going on that cannot be ignored. ATTITUDE. LC to my surprise, came out flying and frankly, they needed to as they had a lot to prove.

As soon as the game began, I could see that we weren't able to match their intensity and drive. In other words, they did to us what we do to other teams. They played heavy intense football and we shrunk and couldn't take the medicine we dish out regularly. Our poor attitude towards playing lesser teams is what will destroy our season, I'm afraid.

How can you explain that our 5 losses this season have been vs teams in the bottom half? While in the top 6 mini league, NOBODY even in our worst form, can beat us. That is my problem LC brought it and we didn't. You know who else agrees with this view? Klopp himself as he said the exact same thing. If we don't fix our pathetic mentality along with tweaks in our system, goodbye to top 4.


2.) 28 Feb 2017 19:20:14
To an extent I agree, but don't think it's a case of poor attitude, think we miss certain skill sets in the squad like balance on the left hand side, Milner and Coutinho make us narrow against teams like you mentioned who pack the middle of the pitch. A leader from centre back is also something we lack skills wise and an overall lack of pace. Think Klopp will address this in the summer, don't know who these players will be, but I bet they'll have these skills.


3.) 28 Feb 2017 20:19:13
Firstly Klopp played 4-2-3-1 at Dortmund with two sitting midfielders for the majority of his time there, so it is his preferred formation. He changed to 4-3-3 to suit the players he had and the players he brought in. It is high risk high reward, most of us know this but this will not take us anywhere for the long term. We cannot be good in attack and terrible through the middle and at the back and expect to achieve our targets most seasons. We need a much more balanced apparoch in the premier league and it is up to the coaching staff to sort that out, that includes Klopp. A change of philosophy is perhaps the only thing that will stop bad runs like this, and it is certainly not the first time it has happened with a Klopp team, that shows it is more than the players. I also don't buy the excuse of a poor attitude against lesser teams, I believe that may be true in some cases but certainly not every time we have lost to lesser teams. Would you say it was a poor attitude from the hungry youngsters that lost against wolves and had poor performances against plymouth? I believe that excuse is as bad as the 'the players are exhausted' BS the half glass full fans tried to pull out. I believe there are problems in terms of quality in the team but when you look at personnel I don't think we should be as bad as we have been, not even close. We are currently under relegation form averaging under a point a game, that is ridiculous for a top 6 team. These players are better than the teams we have lost too which signals something more than a gaping whole here and there. I believe it is a combination of things, manager and players included. I think when you look at how bad our defence has been in seasons past and blamed the respective manager, we are just as bad this season, no improvements there. I think we took a different approach in midfield and instead of addressing it we changed it around and went more attacking rather than defensive and it worked for a bit, not so much now as we rely too heavily on Henderson which I said was a mistake since the summer. Up front we have improved, I know it doesn't look the case now but in terms of the players we have improved and the way they play at times is the best attacking play in the league. However this isn't good enough, after two seasons and being in the position we where in, if we do not get top 4, it isn't a step forward from last season. I recognise Klopp requires time and I will give him that, hence why even if we don't achieve top 4 I'll still say stick with him, but he must get it right in the summer and he has yet to prove he will, so all this 'believe' crap should be put on hold. So I am glad I have always reserved judgment on Klopp unlike some who have simply embarrassed themselves thinking he's our messiah.

We need to take a measured approach in the summer and spend decent money on areas that need fixing in the starting 11 not anything else. I am tired of getting quantity over quality. We must not just get rid of people that have had bad performances here and there, we just get rid of the dead wood. No knee jerk reactions and hopefully no egos involved like what happened with sahko which couldve been an option. Klopp, just like the players cannot escape criticism any longer. Let's see how things play out in the coming weeks and we will surely get more answers.


4.) 28 Feb 2017 22:02:43
Caister, you're not wrong on this point either. I guess we are both right as it is a combination of both. We'll see what happens. As for those asking for Klopp's sacking, don't hold your breathe.


5.) 28 Feb 2017 22:07:53
Not sure what's the progress being made other than fans pretending something has been made. Klopp has a poorer record than Brendan. We finished 7th last season currently sits on 5th and has every chance to finish to 7th again after buying Mane, Wijnaldum and many more!


6.) 01 Mar 2017 02:03:29
Facts are, klopp is bad at transfers, tactics and adapting. he plays a high press game even when teams park the bus or play long balls over the top or counter. What is there to press when a team is absorbing pressure or playing long balls. It's why we can beat spuds but can't beat Leicester. Why we lose against the bottom teams but are undefeated against the top. If he's unwilling to adapt we will never win anything. Klopp is inspirational and a good man manager, but he's bad at transfers, tactics and adapting. I love the guy but I just don't see it.


7.) 01 Mar 2017 18:25:22
That is a false comparison, Harry. What did BR actually achieve exactly? Were you one of those cheering for him when we were getting stoned 6-1 by Stoke? We already have 14 points more than we did at this stage last season as well as have scored goals for fun.

Is everything rosy? No. Is he perfect? No! If you got by the media into thinking we could win the PL with all the holes still needing to be filled in the squad and comparing us to a potent squad like Chelsea's, then that is your fault and yours alone. You kept bleating on here as to why Klopp can't coach like Mou, Poch or Conte yet, none of these coaches can beat him.

We know you don't like Klopp hence, you beat him up whenever we lose cos it's what you do. But stop comparing him with BR cos he won NOTHING here in three years and Klopp (who is 18 months on the job) played two finals in 8 months with BR's team, the very one he himself trashed when he needed to. BR will never be in his league even with 100 trophies in the pathetic Sunday league in Scotland.


8.) 01 Mar 2017 18:32:59
Klopp hasn't spent a tenth of the money Rodgers spent.
He at least came out and said they as a group are playing for their futures inclouding himself and that the performance was awful.
Bod gers would have came out with some spiel about great character etc.
It seems when we have a break be it via an international or as yesterday from being out of the cups that the team lose all momentum.
I think aside from king kenny that he is the right man for the job.
Let's judge him at the end of the season and compare then against the previous regimes.


 

 

14 Oct 2016 19:45:37
To anyone who'd care to indulge, and eds if available. Just wanted to ask for your opinion about the salary cap Liverpool want to impose on young Academy players. I admire the stance the club is taking, after all we are talking about young lads who are still studying at school in the main. We need create players who have character and hunger, having to work hard to make a decent career for themselves much like the rest of us mortals, not getting paid obscene amounts for being potentially good in a few years. Notice it is causing some debate with Robbie Savage among others applauding the idea, but on the other hand saying he sees us losing the next Gerrard, Carra, Fowler etc before they reach u23 level. A notion I dismissed myself, as I'd make all the sacrifices needed to make it at my club, but I haven't got an agent telling me well Liverpool are offering you £770pw first professional contract, but Man City want you to join their Academy team and are willing to offer £5000pw, remember that there is no guarantee that you'll reach premier league level so I think you should take City's offer. Like I say, I think we are doing the right thing by promoting strong core values as humans as well as footballers. What would you do if you were 16 again?

CaisterRed77

1.) 14 Oct 2016 22:28:37
If you were 16 then tbh it would all depend on your parents or agent. If they are wispering in your ear that moving for a better contract is best for you, then as 16 yr old you would listen. It all depends on the situation.


2.) 14 Oct 2016 23:18:25
Think it could produce a much better atmosphere for players to develop and putting a cap should hopefully help develop a team, rather than in individual. Plus without the distractions of money and ego they can focus on developmening themselves as players. as long as the club repays this and gives them a chance to prove themselves.

Alternatively, it is a players career and can't fault them for wanting to secure their financial securities as soon as possible. End of the day you can be the most talented 16 year old in the world then blow your knee or suffer a double leg break and career is over. Think it is a great idea
And should make a better place for development but fair enough if players worry about their financial future.


3.) 14 Oct 2016 23:42:27
I understood it to be a cap on basic salary, will the club offer much much hire incentives than other clubs perhaps some of which would be very obtainable for those the club really want. I'm not sure it'll be as straight forward as it sounds, which is a pity as it seems the right idea to me. Without every club throughout the world doing it, of course it would be problematic in player recruitment. Let's not forget English clubs, and very much Liverpool, have taken huge advantage of young Spanish players who can't sign pro deals. The world has gone mad unfortunately, would be great if this helped. I'd love to hear from the eds as these things are often so complicated.


4.) 14 Oct 2016 23:59:06
I think it's a really good idea and that it'll keep some kids feet on the ground. But I think it would be an even better idea if all the clubs did it, like a salary cap for for u21 or something along those lines.


5.) 15 Oct 2016 03:34:04
If a youngster moves for money then there's a good chance they won't make it anyway. And if they do make it - it won't be to their full potential. So I wouldn't worry about it. It's a Good idea and with Spurs and other clubs on board hopefully all clubs will join as for the whole it's bound to improve development and attitude throughout England.


6.) 15 Oct 2016 05:40:09
I'd like to see every player in the academy signed up to college/ university programs that they must complete in order to remain as part of the academy. Not because I believe all players should be smart - but because it provides a safety net, and an alternative future career/ means of living, if they don't make it or if they suffer serious injury. I've heard stories eminating from America were certain college and university American football teams require players to fulfil educational commitments in order to be on the team/ squad. I think that is something that would make our academy attractive to parents - they're ultimately the ones who'll have their kids ear the most: if you can convince them you have their childs best interests at heart (which, as a club nurturing young players, we should) then it makes our academy, our club, that much more appealing.


7.) 15 Oct 2016 07:07:04
i don't thing we will lose out i think what the club are saying is if your good you will be playing first team football dosent mater what age you are.


8.) 15 Oct 2016 08:23:38
Maybe it will determine who really wants to play for the Club / badge? Even at a young age.


9.) 15 Oct 2016 08:58:45
Definately a good thing, that's a big problem in my eyes these days is overpaid youngsters who's done bugger all. As some have said above, atleast this way we can recognise who the loyal younger ones are, and these are the type of youngsters we want.


10.) 15 Oct 2016 16:50:35
I believe Spurs and Southampton are putting similar measures in place. Hopefully this will help us bring through players with the right mentality.


11.) 15 Oct 2016 23:44:23
I'd like young players (up to 23) to earn as much as they are capable, BUT I think they should only be allowed access to a set amount and the rest is saved for them for when they retire.

Stops them spending like millionaires when they're 20 and being bankrupt by 40. Controversial? Even mad? But I think these lads can't be trusted to be responsible with their money.

{Ed007's Note - I'd have every player under 23 who hasn't made 100 appearances have a nice sensible haircut, no tattoos, their car had to have no more than a 1600 engine in it and they MUST wear mostly black boots, the 3 stripes or Swoosh are allowed on a black boot. If you step out of line you get fines two weeks wages and your team-mates all get a punch into your arm.
If they aren't training get them tidying up the stadium or out doing work in the community if they don't want to study for qualifications. Breathalysed and piss tested every morning and working in one way or another full-time hours for the club - none of this finishing at 1 pm and swanning off to the races or your latest ad campaign. Sorted :-D


 

 

 

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14 Apr 2018 16:01:29
Was thinking of Wilshire when he was so promising at a similar age. But he went off the rails, didn’t live the correct lifestyle, believed his own hype and had injuries. But I think he had talent and traits similar.

CaisterRed77

{Ed001's Note - except he had a terrible first touch, which is what caused the injuries due to overstretching to control the ball. Why do people ridiculously overrate such an average (at best) player?}


 

 

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14 Apr 2018 15:43:49
Norwich geographically is my closet club, so i do take some interest in them as well as knowing several season ticket holders. Seen him live a couple of times this season and by far he was the outstanding player on the pitch both games. Attacking midfielder through the middle is his best position according to for mentioned season ticket holders, but can play slightly deeper. From what I saw of him he kind of reminds me of Wiltshire, always looking for pockets of space always happy to receive the ball and move it again, has got a turn of pace but not lightning. He is double figures for goals and assists this season. Norwich will cash in on him come the summer. As I can remember we offered £3m when he was at Coventry, Norwich matched this and he chose them for game time, which to be fair to him was probably a smart move at the time. Think he’s worth the money being talked about, low risk signing really considering wages and resale value. But the question is would be displace Keita, Henderson, Ox, Milner, Wijnaldum? Also is he then blocking Woodburns route to the team?

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{Ed001's Note - bit harsh comparing him to Wilshere. Maddison is a much better player.}


 

 

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15 Mar 2018 19:00:29
Muhammad Kiprit 18 plays for Hertha u19s. 20 games, 19 goals, 4 assists this season, been watched by Liverpool scouts. Everton and West Ham also apparently hold interest.

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15 Apr 2018 11:26:31
It’s huge changes at the back really since this time last season.

Migs
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner

Karius
TAA Lovren Van Dijk Robertson.

Evolution or Revolution from Klopp?

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15 Apr 2018 10:19:34
Fair comment on Alexander-Arnold, can see him going to the World Cup. To be fair his current form is definitely deserving and I think he’s got a cracking shot of actually being the starting wing back. Would say Klopp has managed his game time well playing around 30-35 games at 19 is about right for his age, and curve of development. Agree would love to think he could put his feet up in the summer, but that is selfish of us, because it’ll be massive for him to go to Russia. Probably means game time for him will need managing again early next season. It’s like Pep Ljinders said he’s dominating the right channel, creating so many chances with quality early balls forward, which is so important against the teams that set up to defend deep. Hopefully Lovren is just a knock rather than a muscle injury, because the back 5 has been looking very settled of late.

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13 Apr 2018 16:17:03
Real Madrid are only 3rd/ 4th in Spain. Roma are a good side 3rd/ 4th in Italy. We’re likely to finish 3rd/ 4th in the Premier League. So you’d say Bayern have got be favourites. But it’s knockout football and there’s fine margins between them, after all the Champions elect of Spain, Italy and England were knocked out in the quarterfinals by the 3rd/ 4th placed teams above. Think the intriguing thing about the games against Roma will be how they approach playing us at Anfield. At the Nou Camp they attacked looking for the away goal but left gaps at the back. At home they switched to 3 at the back which worked against a very narrow Barcelona attack. Will they attack again at Anfield looking for the away goal, think that might suit us but could be a crazy game 4-2 or similar. Or will they play defensive and look to get a 0-0 or take a narrow defeat 1-0, knowing that they haven’t conceded at home in the whole of champions league this season? Think Bayern should beat Real as I think they are a better all round Team, but Ronaldo will be a factor no doubt. Bet Klopp would love Heynckes and Bayern again in a Champions League final!

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10 Apr 2018 17:07:37
Heard that the club are looking to get Awoniyi another loan next season, to a club playing in the Europa League. Hopefully to boost his profile further and increase the possibility of international recognition at senior level.

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01 Apr 2018 22:05:45
My opinion for what it’s worth is, that’ll we’ll bring in 2 keepers. Because Mignolet will want to be a number one again after losing out with his long term battle with Karius. Ward now needs a permanent move to fully establish himself as a premier league standard keeper, which I think he is. Can see a Butland, Timo Horn standard keeper come in, pressuring Karius for No 1 shirt. Another Manninger type as 3rd choice thus allowing us to loan out the very promising Grabara. Bogdan will probably be difficult to shift permanently so could see him loaned out. Wouldn’t surprise me to see no additions in defence unless anybody was to leave. Would expect to see a midfielder signed to play the holding position, Jorginho would be nice, or wouldn’t be surprised at all if Can actually resigns. Keita obviously is coming in to play in there also. Arguably probably leaves us overloaded in midfield, but Henderson and Lallana do unfortunately look unlikely to play a full season without injury issues. Don’t see a striker being signed, more likely a inside forward/ winger/ attacking midfielder, someone versatile enough to get plenty of game time whilst not replacing Mané Firmino Salah. So would imagine Lemar, Draxler, Pulisic or Martins. Sturridge if he can can be convinced will be kept, because he really does give us a goal scoring threat from the bench in the difficult days, like Swansea away. This would also allow Solanke and maybe even Ings a loan move. Origi could be sold on if a buyer can be found. Markovic and Flanagan to leave as well.

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