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27 Oct 2015 22:46:04
Benteke injured again - knee ligaments apparently. JK not having the best of breaks is he.

KBL

1.) 28 Oct 2015 00:20:10
Oh great. Another injury.

Knee, eh? He's had knee problems before -- back in 2013/14. In fact, Benteke has a history of injuries, period. Wonder, do we have another Sturridge on our hands? Glorious.

Give me Firmino up front in Bournemouth, please.


2.) 28 Oct 2015 03:05:53
Could be back for Chelski according to physio room.


3.) 28 Oct 2015 04:44:38
Firmino
Ibe, Coutinho, Teixeira
Chirivella, (? )

Would a be pleasant sight.


4.) 28 Oct 2015 08:50:35
If you had to play a random player upfront i would like to see how Ibe went with the simple instructions to run in behind and stretch them. He is strong and for me gets a little confused in his decision making at the moment playing wide.


5.) 28 Oct 2015 13:19:31
Id like to see Sinclair given shot tonight - Maybe even with Firmino up top.


6.) 28 Oct 2015 15:29:35
Possibility that Benteke actually requires surgery!


7.) 29 Oct 2015 12:38:32
Nothing wrong with his decision making when he made that feinted through ball to Randall! Olè!


 

 

 

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29 Jun 2019 13:00:23
After the CL final John Henry was interviewed and said how gutted he was that we didn't win the league. He then stated that further investment would be made to give us a better chance of the title this coming season.

I don't think buying a 17 year old, and rumours of around 20 million available for transfers would improve our chances very much.

Any thoughts guys?

KBL

1.) 29 Jun 2019 13:28:17
It would be great to go splashing the cash.

Question is on what area.

We need left and right back. But as they won't play much options will be limited.

For me recruit from within in these areas. Motivation will not be an issue.

We have grucic and ox who can make an impact in midfield and ox out wide.
So midfield is fine.

Up front we look light.

We have Brewster and imo we maybe need a number 10 who can fill both roles.

So not really a lot needs to change.

We need 1 may be or 2 new players and that's it, unless someone leaves.

I would love zaha. But do we need him. Well no. But I prefer us to get him than say man Utd.

If Firmino gets an injury we will be stuffed.

So a number 10 should be the priority.


2.) 29 Jun 2019 13:30:45
There's much more to come, not the end of the window is it? Be patient.


3.) 29 Jun 2019 13:35:54
Matip - 0
Robbo - 8mil
Gomez - 4mil

Mo 32mil
Gini 30mil
Fab 30mil (or was it 40?)

Just pointing out that you don't need to spend a fortune to get top class players.


4.) 29 Jun 2019 14:57:00
Shaqiri and Origi also had some match winning performances this season and they were signed very cheaply.


5.) 29 Jun 2019 15:23:07
Do we really need to splash though? Buy for the future makes a bit sense with our current squad.


6.) 29 Jun 2019 15:29:31
OP, John W. Henry does not run LFC. He just owns it hence, he just gave his opinion on how Klopp will be backed and investment will be made. Read that to mean that investment will be done IF Klopp wants it and ONLY if Klopp wants it so I would not read too much into what he said. Also, don't pay too much attention to pathetic rumors that Klopp will only have 20m to spend and all that crap. None of it is true. The same had been said about Arsenal having only 45m to spend YET they are fully in for Zaha who could cost well over that amount. It is nonsense, really.

As for who we will sign, I'm not in the bit bothered about it right now cos everyone is on vacay and the window does not end until 5-6 weeks from now. Our scouting team NEVER stop working (we had been tracking Naby since 2014, I read somewhere) and the Ed'1s have been saying that there is interest in several players and that they expect players to come in. Hence, I'm chill so I think you should be chill as well and enjoy the wonderful weather across Europe cos trust me, most of our players are.


7.) 29 Jun 2019 15:40:52
I dont think John W is head of our recruitment team. I think the Eds have made it clear time and again that if there is a player identified who Klopp wants, funds would be made available. So, unless John and Tom spend their weekends scouting the Dutch leagues, I doubt hes their signing.


8.) 29 Jun 2019 16:23:38
Good point h005.


9.) 29 Jun 2019 17:58:18
Regardless of whether FSG is going to splash the cash or not, the one thing I am sure of is that John Henry is not about to reveal his true thoughts to anyone beyond his brain trust at LFC. Everything else is just mumbo jumbo for social media consumption and PR purposes.


10.) 29 Jun 2019 18:38:31
RedWolf I think youre giving Klopp too much power there also.
To me it is much more of a structure, with various inputs.
This is one of the things I certainly do credit FSG for, in the past their inexperience has got the club burned.
Now, the process of recruitment seems more considered.
But the various staff and departments all seem to work well together, that is key.
No power struggles.


11.) 29 Jun 2019 19:07:22
It is not about whether FSG want to splash the cash.

Liverpool FC need to fund money for transfers. FSG cannot keep on being LFC's cash cow otherwise the clubs debt will keep on growing.

The club will make singings but not on the magnitude of VVD and Allisson.

We need back ups not replacements for 1st team players unless the likes of Salah leaves.


12.) 30 Jun 2019 13:21:28
If the club see value in the market theyll buy. Which theyve consistently done over the last few seasons. If not they wont. The complaining from some fans is getting ridiculous, we just won the bloody champions league and its a young squad.


 

 

04 Jun 2019 11:06:09
Hi Eds and Reds. I was just thinking that if all the Evertonians now sold their Tottenham shirts the money could go their new stadium fund.

Every bit helps you know.

By the way, this might just be tongue in cheek!

KBL

1.) 04 Jun 2019 11:14:47
Love it KBL. Seen all there support for Spuds leading up to the final quite sad really a team reallying on others failing to save there mediocre season lol.


2.) 04 Jun 2019 11:48:32
I don't get how a scouser can support a london team. Blue or red.


3.) 04 Jun 2019 12:47:17
I’m a southerner (born in London, live just outside) that supports Liverpool and have done since I was 6, so anything’s possible, Robbie.


4.) 04 Jun 2019 13:04:14
If Everton were in a final (hahaha imagine that) id be supporting them. Actually i don't think id be ‘supporting’ them, just not entirely unhappy if they won.


5.) 04 Jun 2019 16:03:03
Zeddicus, not sure where you watched it but I was in my local country pub in Essex that was full of spurs fans. There were three of us wearing the Liver Bird on our chest and we were complete strangers but equally brothers. What amazed me was the amount of Arsenal, West Ham and (grudgingly) Chelsea fans that were very supportive of us. To be fair to the Spurs fans were by and large graceful in defeat and we all had a great night.


6.) 04 Jun 2019 17:19:01
Hey Cornish, after having an enjoyable (but very packed! ) experience in a London reds pub last year, I hosted a CL Final party at my house for a few mates!

We had some reds, but also an Arsenal fan (definitely supporting us), an Everton fan (who just whinged about the quality of the game, almost as if he was bitter, lol) and a Man Utd game who just looked very glum!

Most of my family are Hammers and they were all supporting us on the basis that we deserved a trophy for our performances this season, and a few Chelsea fans the same!


 

 

31 May 2019 23:55:19
Well lads it's almost here.

I was just wondering if any of you have any superstitions when we play. I certainly do and have to go through a rigmarole of actions before any game.

Really silly things like making sure the bed is made a certain way.

If it's an away match and I can't go, I don't want to know any score or anything until it is over.

What about anyone else?

KBL

1.) 01 Jun 2019 09:45:04
Watch it alone. I want to see every blade of grass the ball touches. I don't want distractions. When we won it in 2005 i was alone. So its superstitious. The family are all liverpool fans, some have projectors, some want to go to the pub. They all want me to join them but i cant. I fear i would be sectioned if we win and i can't let anyone see me like i was last year and in 2006. Its too raw.

So yeah, i always watch alone.


 

 

20 May 2019 10:50:31
It would be interesting to know how many Reds supporters really think we will match this season next time around. 97 points is an historic number for us, and that number didn't result in silverware.

We may yet end up with the big one and be champions of Europe, but that's for another day.

As probably the richest club in world football, City will spend again and I fear they will be like Utd were and dominate for at least the next 20 years.

In terms of the PL we actually improved by a massive 25 points? on last season, whereas City's points total actually dropped off. So there is hope for us yet.

For us, after an exceptional campaign, we are so far potless, and it is trophies that all top clubs are measured on in the end.

I hope we can bring home the CL trophy in June.

KBL

1.) 20 May 2019 11:17:51
To be honest I'm amazed City at the points city got in the last 2 seasons. I would have thought they could do it so why can't we? Competition brings out the best in people.


2.) 20 May 2019 11:18:59
Look at the age of first teams though. City have 4 vastly experienced players in Kompany, Fernandinho, Silva and Aguero. They built that dynasty. We have to do the same. It'll be 5 years before Virgil, Fabinho, Henderson and Firmino have that level of experience. We're a young team. Just have to keep plugging away and keep hold of our spine.


3.) 20 May 2019 11:27:56
There is no guarantee 97 points will be needed to win the premier league next season. With the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea, arsenal and Man utd going to improve it’s highly unlikely both teams will record that high point tally again!
The league will be highly competitive next season and that 20 points gap won’t be there next season.


4.) 20 May 2019 11:33:58
Imo no team will get the same amount of ppints next season. Arsenal, spurs will improve, utd can't get any worse and Chelsea have some class youngsters and players on loan that they will be forced to play now due to their transfer ban which could help them. I still expect city and liverpool to be the top 2, but I expect the other teams to be closer.


5.) 20 May 2019 12:10:51
No, City will split their difference with 99 and we’ll end up on 98, no doubt.


6.) 20 May 2019 12:38:10
City will run away with it again next year. I don't see us or anyone else other than City getting close to 97 points again. I suppose Spurs could.


7.) 20 May 2019 12:44:26
I guess a lot of it will be down to how they deal with the end of Aguero's Man City career. If they can do some creative accounting and bring in Mbappe, then we can say goodbye to the league for a few years.

If they turn to anyone else then it's game on for the next few years. I just think that Mbappe is at a crazy level and whoever signs him will be at a massive advantage as he's so so good and very young so is only going to get better.

Unfortunately, he'll not be moving to Liverpool. I just pray that City won't sign him.


8.) 20 May 2019 13:15:08
We may not match the points. I believe a lot of teams will improve but I think the standard will be high and the title race will be just as close.


9.) 20 May 2019 13:28:12
Remember we lost less games than Man City this season. They did well to win more than we did but they had more chinks in their armour than we did. If we keep our first team players, i fancy us to score more points than City next year.


10.) 20 May 2019 13:29:51
for me, its a new season and we start all over again on zero. This "we need to make up 20-odd points" was rubbish and is rubbish. New season, new challenges and all that. let's see if City keep momentum 3 years running. I would be shocked if them and us hit the high 90s again.


11.) 20 May 2019 13:54:59
At the start of next season it's always in our hands. This coming year we need to beat City home and away. We did it in the Champions League last season so we're capable. We can't spend another season praying other teams take points off them for us. This year they took 4 from us and we took 1 from them. That's why they won the league and we didn't. Focus on what we can control. We only have to worry about City in the league twice a season. The other 36 weeks they are somebody else's problem.


12.) 20 May 2019 13:57:19
If City get 95+ points again and nobody else does, they deserve to win the league again. I don't think they will, that level of dominance in such a competitive and cash-rich league is nigh on impossible, but if they do then fair play to them. I actually think losing Kompany (the man, not the player) will be a big hit to them as a team, he's probably the most influential man in the dressing room (including Pep), that's not easy to cope with.


13.) 20 May 2019 14:11:57
I think we will get at least 90 points.

MK you can't possibly compare Silva and Aguero with Hendo and Firmino they will never get close to the levels they reached.


14.) 20 May 2019 14:34:37
My main fear is the lack of a break if there is so many people playing internationals! It can take its toll over a long season.


15.) 20 May 2019 18:56:00
Stone has stone for as his brain!


16.) 20 May 2019 19:24:32
Personally, I don't think either City nor LFC will get as many points as they did this season. However that said, it will depend on how both teams handle whatever adversity comes their way. City lost FOUR games last season, more than LFC. Who says they won't lose more esp. if other teams are actually arsed about giving City a true game, you know the same way they always seem to do against us?

I also don't think we will lose only one game like we did this past season cos these things are not exact sciences. And it will depend on how other members of the top 6 like Spurs improve. I only mentioned Spurs cos frankly, Chelsea (transfer ban), Arsenal (not enough funds, reportedly) and Utd (a true basket case from top to bottom), will improve that much over City, Spurs or LFC. We will see what happens.


17.) 21 May 2019 01:04:47
Both teams have set that high benchmark now but I wouldn't expect 98 and 97 points from both sides again. City will look to improve squad again, kompany as a leader will be a big loss I think, he really was an excellent captain.

Silva fernandinho and aguero have still been performing at high standards but they will no doubt be unable to keep going at that level beyond another year or so. They will need to look at rebuilding that spine again for the future. De bruyne hardly played this year so he will offer plenty next year too, . Their outgoings will be interesting with questions over sane and gundogan. Need a CB, DM and if Jesus isn't deemed successor to aguero will need a world class CF looking forward

I just feel our core group is much more settled to build long term success.


 

 

03 May 2019 14:47:17
well guys,

It does seem unlikely now that we will come away with a trophy this season - not a definitely situation, but being honest, it is the way things are looking.

Even without a trophy we can take satisfaction in a great season, but the question I have is what impact will this have on some of our players - particularly Salah and Mane?

Every player wants to win trophies, and the bottom line is LFC has not won one since 2007.

Salah and Mane are in their prime now, and will they be content to stay in the hope that we can eventually get across the trophy winning line?

It would be a shame if we lost any of our players, because of our inability to be winners.

Look at Couts - he has had a quite turbulent time at Barca, but will still finish his first 2 seasons there with league title, and probably a CL winners medal.

I would welcome your comments.

KBL

1.) 03 May 2019 15:30:13
It’s been a very good season in the league and champions league. All credit to the manager and players for that. 👏

Not gaining a trophy is a big blow, one way of keeping your top players is by winning honours. We have to make that step soon.
It’s one of the reasons I get frustrated by our lack of effort in the domestic cups. I think it’s an error. Winning is a habit and making that extra step from competing to winning is hard to do. You have to start simple and I think winning the league cup or the FA cup is the way to build that confidence and winning mentality.
Not many teams go from no success to premier or champions league winners - exception being Leicester.

All in all though it’s been a very good season, so nearly a great one.


2.) 03 May 2019 15:31:44
KBL if we don't win a trophy it can never be a great season for LFC. We spent the money to win trophies. We have progressed greatly and would love progression next year to compete in all competitions. But like you I am very worried that Salah and or Mane could look to leave.

Still time to make it a great season though.


3.) 03 May 2019 15:41:55
Liverpool won a trophy in 2012.


4.) 03 May 2019 16:05:27
I agree with Ron 100%. We need trophies in the cabinet and the 2 domestic cups would have been a good start. For me there isn't a second place award, 97 points or not. Lfc used to be about silverware, we need to get back to that and not be so dismissive of the minor trophies.


5.) 03 May 2019 16:13:21
Exactly Smeg, no trophies for 6 seasons - potentially 7.
Before that it was 5 seasons too.
Not many top players hang around at clubs for 5 barren seasons.


6.) 03 May 2019 16:22:39
Agree with everything you've said Ron. I've said on here, repeatedly, how p**sed off I was with our attitude to the FA cup, forfeiting our place. I hope we address that next season and also make a better fist of it in the Carabao, or whatever it's called.


7.) 03 May 2019 16:29:02
Very disappointing to end the season trophy less again. We play pretty football, score plenty of goals and don’t concede many yet we we again a nearly team. Was at a meeting today with work and there was varied supporters of different clubs including West Ham, Spurs, Birmingham forest Sheffield Wednesday all of which couldn’t wait to take the piss out of me the fact that we had “bottled it” and wasn’t going to win anything! Part of me thought how sad it is that fans of smaller clubs get off on the fact that we haven’t won anything regardless of there own teams being low down on the prem or struggling in the championship. The other part of me thought sadly they are correct.


8.) 03 May 2019 16:39:08
There are only 4 major trophies to play for each season and we prioritized the 2 big ones and are not far off both.

We spent allot of money but not as much as the teams that look like they will be the eventual winners so all in all what else do you expect?

Expect us to win everything every season? Truth is the club are now back challenging which is very important financially and also means that they are doing the most important thing really which is keeping us happy week in week out.

Trophies are lovely at the end of the season and are a nice thing to have for the fans to brag about but its the weekly happiness that i see just as important and that's what this team is bringing us.

So many fans are now falling into the 'United fan' way of thinking at that is that winning the trophies is everything and to me that's wrong others have different opinions but there are 20 teams in the premier league and 6 of those are capable of winning the league. Countless teams are capable of winning the champions league so to come close in both is a success as far as I am concerned.

Keep up the faith and keep supporting don't let missing out get us down. We would have won the league 99 times out of 100 any other season (except last season) lol

YNWA.


9.) 03 May 2019 16:44:51
Got to agree with all the posts,
Somewhere along the line we need to be WINNERS. if we don’t want to lose our top players. if we miss out this year the pressure will be cranked up next year, and that is only natural, we’ve had the investment and I’m pretty sure the owners would like to see a return on there investment, which is only natural.

Also will there be a COACH WELCOME on Tuesday, would be fantastic,
Also if your thinking of booing SUAREZ and COUTINHO, forget it, ignore them, channel all your energies into supporting the REDMEN for the full 90 minutes.


10.) 03 May 2019 16:47:24
I think it has been a fabulous season where we have made a huge leap from last year. I think the domestic cups were given the priority they deserved. Its not like winning the Carabao or FA cup is going to have any bearing on whether we retain our top players or in recruiting top players. Champions League participation makes clubs far more attractive than winning domestic cups. This Liverpool team has a winning mentality and is just unlucky to have met a record breaking Man City side. The league title race isn't over yet or the CL semi final but regardless of those outcomes this season has been a success in my opinion. Klopp is doing a fantastic job.


11.) 03 May 2019 16:49:40
Let's wait and see Virg, they might be laughing on the other side of their face next week. If we don't get the trophy it will be very painful and we will all have to suck it up, again.


12.) 03 May 2019 17:01:33
Markp08 there not dropping any points mate I’m afraid. It’s all but done and just a formality. And to anyone who said I’m being negative and I need to support another club are ridiculous. I am just being honest as it hurts the fact another season so lose but nothing to show for it.


13.) 03 May 2019 17:09:04
*close.


14.) 03 May 2019 17:21:06
It’s a difficult one. There’s people that say we don’t need to add too much to the squad next season but if we want to challenge for the domestic cups, As well as the league and CL Ithink we need more quality in depth. City have a couple of quality players for each position, Chelsea were the same back when Jose first came to the PL.


15.) 03 May 2019 17:25:44
Liverpool have been brilliant this season absolutely brilliant. City are the best team the premier league has ever had and we're 1point behind with nowhere near the resources of them.
I don't feel disappointed at all just proud of how Liverpool have done. Fans of other clubs saying we've bottled it and gloating because we got beat in a champions league semi 1st leg at Barcelona, would kill to have their team even reach the semi's.
I believe a few quality recruitment's in the summer and we'll be great. Ask any real city supporter and they'll tell you they're worried about us.
An early goal Tuesday and you ever know, I thought Barcelona looked rattled until they got the 2nd. score early see what they're made off.


16.) 03 May 2019 17:30:10
I fully understand the frustration levels on here and i share the disappointment if we end up trophyless. One of the posters up the page though said it doesn't matter if we have 97 points or not, if were still losers. c'mon,97 points would be the 3rd highest total in English football history, some leagues have been won with 20 pts less. We were 25 points behind a team who earned 100 points last season and with just a couple of games remaining we've cut that down to one, huge strides made. The original poster asked what it would mean for Mané and Salah, well i love these two players and realise what good signings they've been but football is a team game and if we come up short it will be because "ALL" players have made the odd mistake. Take the other night for example, if Manè and Salah take their guilt edged chances its a totally different result. Its not like five years ago when Suarez and Sturridge could point their finger at the defense, we've conceded just 20 goals. If anything Big Virg and Robbo could be throwing a look at the forward players for the barren spells all three of them have had this year.


17.) 03 May 2019 18:20:05
I’m in the same camp as Lord Ha Ha, Little Naby and other posters - it’s been a fantastic season so far and it’s not done yet. Klopp is an elite manager and I am convinced he will bring us trophies. I think the foundations of the team are here for a while yet - Alisson, TAA, Robbo, VVD, Gomez, Fabinho, Keita, Hendo, Wijnaldum, Firmino, AOC - with talented youngsters like Brewster, Lewis and Jones hopefully coming through. Two or three judicious signings in the Summer and we will be set to go even further than we have this season. I accept that Salah (Ed002 has consistently reported on his position) and Mane might look to move on before long but what the heck - Liverpool has a great record of signing/ producing outstanding strikers and can do so again. The future is bright, the future is that lovely dark red of Liverpool’s kit.
By the way, the intelligent, thoughtful posts in this string are what make this my go-to Liverpool website. Things got a little fractious in the aftermath of the Barcelona defeat but like all families we can fall out occasionally but never for long. I will be going to Anfield on a Tuesday with hope in my heart. YNWA.


18.) 03 May 2019 18:22:37
Whilst it’s nice to have a more rational discussion (a couple of days ago it was all extremes! ), being a fan for so many years has taught me not to give up until the fat lady sings.

Adele May be warming up (Ed025’s words, not mine! ) but we are still the only English team left who can do a CL and EPL double. It’s extremely unlikely we’ll win either tournament, but it’s not impossible.

I’m not giving up yet.


19.) 03 May 2019 18:23:41
IMO, We have had a brilliant season, no doubt and if we don't win anything then, it would not be by want of trying. We gave it our best and our all and if that is not good enuff then so be it. The fact that we went from being 25 points behind City last season to being at their throats this season, is phenomenal in it of itself. I remember many on here and in punditry saying earlier this season we did not have the team to match City or that City would go undefeated. How did that work out exactly?

If we don't win the CL or PL this season, it would have largely been by the finer margins if you accept that LFC could have beaten City at the Etihad were it not for 11 mm. Or that City would have dropped points had it not been for the ball crossing Burnley's line by again, 8mm. Same with the CL. Had Salah, Mane or Milner taken their chances then we are not singing the same tune of frustration. I also hear many blaming the draws for us prolly not winning the PL. Where did we get those draws exactly? I know. At Utd, Chelsea, vs City at home. The WH games, we did not play well enuff to win and that can happen. Vs Leicester, we did not play good enuff either even tho we should have had a stone wall penalty. These are the fine margins we are dealing with.

These margins are what we have to rise above right now. I remember when we got thumped at Stoke 5-1 or at home by WH 3-0. Those days will NEBR happen to us again under Klopp. We are a GREAT team that is not even the finished article yet and that is exciting in itself. If the likes of Salah and Mane are pissed off about what's going on then maybe they should take a hard look at themselves first cos had they taken their chances, the CL would still be on right now. Can't blame Klopp for that cos he is not going to go on the pitch and their chances for them. Nothing is decided yet so we go again and finish the job. Where that takes us, we shall see. YNWA!


20.) 03 May 2019 22:52:42
Being brilliant is kind of irrelevant if you don't turn that in to trophies. You can never be happy coming second, otherwise where's is the drive.

And of course players who don't "support" the club will leave, as people have mentioned, coutinho's had a awful season, but has won the league in spain, and looks well on for the CL. Players like mane and salah are special and we won't keep them if we come second.


21.) 04 May 2019 04:14:19
we haven't done anything to justify fans calling for a manager's head for not winning a trophy. People still talk about Liverpool as if this is the 80s, wake up it's not and we haven't been that club since we stopped being serial winners of anything in the 90s.

For me it is really simple - the bottom line is that club need to be competing for trophies year in year out. early cup exits, bouncing between 5th - 7th isn't good enough. But imo, 3 years consecutive top 4, a title challenge, consecutive years in the CL semi-finals stage is fine for me to be happy with Klopp leading us into the next 3-5 years. We have an identity and a togetherness that we didn't pre-Klopp and can't understand why would we give that up unless we lost that.


22.) 04 May 2019 10:08:19
Never saw anyone in the thread asking for klopp to go? Anyway, I think it's not a binary view of our season and as fans we can take a few. I agree, there are many things to be proud if this season, with us matching city nearly stride for stride. Then there is the potential 97 pts, which some people seem to think is a given, which again is testament to the progress the team has made. Also I agree with some that watching the team has been enjoyable and that is rightly what any club should strive to do, entertain the fans.

Ultimately though, elite clubs are judged by history on the trophies they have won. No one tells stories to their kids of the teams that have admirably come second, or consistently fails to win trophies.

We are close and with the right signings, while keeping our best players and a big dollop of luck we can buck the trend next season.

However, regrettably I think we have shot ourselves in the foot this season with two or three crunch games where we didn't quite bottle it, but we maybe choked and that has cost us the chance to claim some bragging rights.

{Ed001's Note - why do people come out with this nonsense about people not telling their kids about them playing well but failing? Sport is full of those kind of stories - my mother's generation still talk in awe of the 1974 Netherlands side that failed to win a World Cup. My grandad used to do the same with regards to Hungary. Newcastle fans will rave about the Keegan era.

It is not just in sports either. Glorious failure is, in some respects, more celebrated than actual success in every arena. They wrote books and made films about the attempt to take the bridge at Arnhem, despite it failing at the last. Every champion is only as good as the opposition they beat to win.

Have none of you ever talked about how close we came under Rafa? Or five years ago under Rodgers? The media is full of those two stories every time we look like mounting a challenge. People do tell stories to their kids about teams that have admirable come second, I know, I have had to sit through thousands of them regarding 74!}


23.) 04 May 2019 11:47:32
Fair point ed, I concede that failure is most definitely celebrated lol.

{Ed001's Note - I do want to win trophies but it is an odd trait that failure is just as celebrated as success. In fact in some cases more so. Everyone remembers Holland's 74 team, but very few remember the winners. People remember Keegan's entertainers, but the Man Utd team that actually won is not really memorable for fans other than United ones. Not sure why that happens.}


 

 

 

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05 Apr 2019 14:12:18
I read an interview by Mane today on the LFC website that states that Naby is a regular visitor to Mane's house, so they must still be at least civil to each other. From Mane's comments there doesn't appear to be any falling out or anything. But, hey, who knows?

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{Ed001's Note - as close mate, I never said they were not friends, just not like they were. They were completely inseparable, best mates who did everything together. Mane now has other friends, they have not fallen out, they are just not as close.}


 

 

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11 Jan 2019 16:53:06
Even with the kids and the total disruption to the defence, if it hadn't been for our own mistakes, I don't think Wolves would have scored at all. Mignolet had absolutely nothing to do throughout the whole game.

I think Klopp put a team out and hoped we might get through, but probably didn't expect to. As stated earlier, there was zero reaction from him when we equalized.

I just hope we can pick up the points tomorrow in what will be a very tricky fixture.

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08 Jun 2018 14:17:56
Here, here Ed!

It really must be so infuriating for you with the non stop questions about is it, isn't it.

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08 Sep 2017 14:42:44
Come on ED002 - he has won the Premier League Asia Trophy. That takes some doing you know.

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31 Aug 2017 16:36:06
Well with 35/ 40 million from us and 60 million for Sanchez, it's very possible they have bid so much. In fact, their thinking could have been just that - get rid of AOC and get in Lemar.

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03 Jul 2019 11:36:45
EpicPotato - Newcastle are going to be the next Manchester City if the sale goes through, so they will get a top manager and be a threat to every PL team in a few seasons.

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03 Jul 2019 11:30:14
Mr Ezra - I think Firminosteeth is referring to the fact that Salah, Firmino and Mane have been playing in the AFCON, so will not be involved in our early games in all likelihood. So it could be that Origi and Brewster do start as our main strikers in those games.

Alison, Fabinho, and Firmino are still in the competition, so have had no break up to now.

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28 May 2019 16:37:24
Maxlfc - I agree with your comments mostly. For me though, the level of improvement needs to be consistent, and if we challenge again next season for the PL title that will be a very convincing way to dispel any doubts.

We have had 2 very close encounters with the title previously with a big fall off the following seasons, so let's hope this doesn't happen again.

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28 May 2019 16:32:05
Hi Ed01 - is this the same sheik who is rumoured to have offered £2 billion for LFC?

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{Ed001's Note - yes. It never got that far though with regard to LFC, FSG did not want to sell.}


 

 

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12 May 2019 23:57:58
Are you Salah in disguise buddy?

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