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Summer Transfer Board / Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan)
« Last post by Aminegriffy on Today at 09:08:25 PM »
http://www.gazzetta.it/Calcio/Serie-A/Inter/28-05-2015/inter-pazza-idea-benatia-bayern-chiede-22-milioni-kovacic-1101020573418.shtml

We have been linked with him heavily today and  there isn't any thread about him. £12.9 Million second bid made now
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The Kop / Re: Brendan Rodgers - Liverpool FC Manager
« Last post by Redtrader on Today at 09:03:38 PM »
Luis is a f**king world class gem of a player, but it wasn't all down to him.

Do you not think things would have been different with Sanchez? With Remy? If we sign either of those, we never sign Balotelli, Borini probably recognizes he won't play, etc. The striker issue killed us and killed our season, and it wasn't rectified in the January window when it should've been, which is not down to the manager.
I've never said it was all down to Luis, if it was then by that logic we'd have zero points this year. My point was he was the difference between mediocrity and a title challenge, and yes Sturridge and everyone else played their part through the season, but I still stand by the catalyst and driver being Luis, and your own admission that he is 'world class' bears that out.

Things would obviously have been different with different players, and that's my point regarding Brendan, as I believe even with this sqaud a better manager would have done better than the way he embarrassed us in Europe and in league games this year, Stoke for some reason springs to mind.

We spent £100m in the summer, his admission is that he failed by his own qoutes on Spurs. I don't buy the convenient spin that BR doesn't have a say in transfers and if anyone believes this to be the case then you are admitting he is a weak manager who has no clout or credibility and either way should not be at the helm.
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The Kop / Re: Manager Merry Go Round: Klopp, Rafa, Ancelotti, Allardyce
« Last post by MarkMitt on Today at 08:53:13 PM »
Comparing Klopp to Hodgson or having a thought of him being the German Hodgson is ridiculous really. Klopp is a top class manager who is highly rated everywhere and took a side that almost went bust in 2003 to 2 Bundasliga titles, a CL final and other domestic trophies. Yes he had a poor season but he still got Dortmund into a cup final this weekend which is always nice too.

I mean compare the two also tactically and their football philosophy, “Football only has a right to exist if it brings joy to the crowd, captivates them, draws them in,” Jurgen Klopp ... "The media use terms like 'sexy' in relation to football and that doesn't fit my description too well'' Roy Hodgson. Two completely different types of football philosophy, one who actually wants his team to play football and is well adapted to today's football (Klopp) and the other who is still stick in the 70s with his dinosaur tactics and playing way too deep and on the defensive. Even Roy Hodgson said it himself that his philosophy hasn't changed much since the 70s!

Also, compare them on how they handle the media, imagine Klopp losing to Northampton in a league cup game, do you think he will go out and say ''they were formidable opponents''? Never, look at how he handled the media when he lost to RM 3-0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NukuaSFoaq4

Admits he lost, shuts up and moves on instead of making excuses.

His Dortmund team has beaten Real Madrid 4-1, Arsenal 2-0 and other countless big clubs in the Champions League. To me that's a sign of an excellent manager that managed to build a strong side with little resources, I would hire him in a heartbeat.

Well said.

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The Kop / Re: Brendan Rodgers - Liverpool FC Manager
« Last post by TheRedMosquito on Today at 08:49:31 PM »
Lots of strange logic on here, point out that last year, without Europe and a weakened Premiership ( Fergie gone, Chelsea new manager and Pelligrini being well...an average manager ) plus having a world class player at the top of his form, was a missed opportunity, and we suddenly devalue the manager.  Well if he is such a fantastic manager than explain why if it wasn't down to Suarez, then after £100m of investment we have absolutely derailed?

Luis is a f**king world class gem of a player, but it wasn't all down to him. Why do people always forget about Sturridge? I don't get it. How quickly we forget it was Sturridge who scored three-straight match winners to start the season to give us 9 for 9 while was on a biting ban. And that's not even taking into account how consistent Henderson was (he wasn't this year despite better returns), how good Gerrard was, etc.

Not having SAS and having Balotelli, an unwanted Borini, and a never-meant-to-be-more-than-third-choice Lambert will kill any team. Suarez scored 31 league goals, Sturridge 21. That's 52 league goals taken out of a team that scored 101 goals in the league.

This year we scored 52 goals, or if you want to subtract Sturridge's total, 48 goals. Not terribly shabby for a team that basically played striker-less the whole season.

Do you not think things would have been different with Sanchez? With Remy? If we sign either of those, we never sign Balotelli, Borini probably recognizes he won't play, etc. The striker issue killed us and killed our season, and it wasn't rectified in the January window when it should've been, which is not down to the manager.
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Comparing Klopp to Hodgson or having a thought of him being the German Hodgson is ridiculous really. Klopp is a top class manager who is highly rated everywhere and took a side that almost went bust in 2003 to 2 Bundasliga titles, a CL final and other domestic trophies. Yes he had a poor season but he still got Dortmund into a cup final this weekend which is always nice too.

I mean compare the two also tactically and their football philosophy, “Football only has a right to exist if it brings joy to the crowd, captivates them, draws them in,” Jurgen Klopp ... "The media use terms like 'sexy' in relation to football and that doesn't fit my description too well'' Roy Hodgson. Two completely different types of football philosophy, one who actually wants his team to play football and is well adapted to today's football (Klopp) and the other who is still stick in the 70s with his dinosaur tactics and playing way too deep and on the defensive. Even Roy Hodgson said it himself that his philosophy hasn't changed much since the 70s!

Also, compare them on how they handle the media, imagine Klopp losing to Northampton in a league cup game, do you think he will go out and say ''they were formidable opponents''? Never, look at how he handled the media when he lost to RM 3-0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NukuaSFoaq4

Admits he lost, shuts up and moves on instead of making excuses.

His Dortmund team has beaten Real Madrid 4-1, Arsenal 2-0 and other countless big clubs in the Champions League. To me that's a sign of an excellent manager that managed to build a strong side with little resources, I would hire him in a heartbeat.
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The Kop / Re: Brendan Rodgers - Liverpool FC Manager
« Last post by Scotia on Today at 08:37:25 PM »
Valdes is a competent replacement, but De Gea is absolute world class and right up there with Courtois as the 2 best keepers I've seen for a while.

The fact that we have kept hold of Jones for so long kind of annoys me.
The fact that we have a number 2 as our number one also annoys, and concerns me.

I agree with this. Brad Jones is a nice fella and truth be told when he replaced Migs it was like for like.

That doesn't elevate Jones - it just puts perspective on our strength between the sticks.

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The Kop / Re: Brendan Rodgers - Liverpool FC Manager
« Last post by Redtrader on Today at 08:31:31 PM »
Lots of strange logic on here, point out that last year, without Europe and a weakened Premiership ( Fergie gone, Chelsea new manager and Pelligrini being well...an average manager ) plus having a world class player at the top of his form, was a missed opportunity, and we suddenly devalue the manager.  Well if he is such a fantastic manager than explain why if it wasn't down to Suarez, then after £100m of investment we have absolutely derailed? This is not my criticism, this is fuc£ing Brendan's, "after spending £100m they should be challenging for the title"

Last year everything fell into place, I said right at the beginning it was an opportunity season which we weren't going to see for a while, it might sound harsh, but it was a failure, look at it this way we needed 7 points from our last 3 games, with Chelsea at home and nothing to play for, a dismal draw would have sufficed. This year I expected no more than top four after Mourinhos bedding in season and MU pulling their socks up, and I loved the drama and excitement of a genuine challenge last year, but you don't win a title by shipping 50 goals. Luis was the catalyst and driver behind our season, his ability alone amplified those around, if it wasn't the case then why are they so mediocre this year? That said I'm firmly of the belief a top class manager would have got more out of our sqaud this year, after the exuberance of the previous season.

It's hard to admit once you've declared allegiances, but nothing points to him being a top manager, we can conflate the issue by pointing at FSG, but they've invested a good amount of money, maybe not Chelsea/City/MU money, but certainly enough for them and us to demand a little more from our team. I said from the start, and nothing has changed my mind, at best he was too green for us or at worst just not good enough and the results, the bullshitting, the lack of tactics and general drivel are pointing towards him being a snake oil salesman rather than a quality manager. 

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He should listen to Metalica's S and M album a mixture of both .



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR6MNyGM9TI

one of my favorites!

sorry about being off topic!
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Summer Transfer Board / Re: General Transfer rumours/gossip thread
« Last post by InertObject on Today at 08:23:47 PM »
We are anyways looking for strikers so let's go all out and sign J Martinez,Bacca and Falcao and then next season we can convince James Rodriguez to join us.

While we're at it, can we get Koke, Mandzucic, Suarez, Messi?  :f_tongueincheek:
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Summer Transfer Board / Re: Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton)
« Last post by InertObject on Today at 08:21:48 PM »
Man Utd drop Clyne interest
      
Manchester United have dropped their interest in Nathaniel Clyne. Only Liverpool are currently in the running for the Southampton right-back.

Source: PA Sport

Can we win a race only we're running? Hope so. Clyne is a good player.

On recent transfer success, no. :laugh:

We'll probably end up asking for a discount and scupper the deal! :laugh:
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