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Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
: June 09, 2011, 01:11:31 PM »
Guardiola praises academy
Liverpool fans might have got frustrated at the time by Rafa Benitez’s love of signing 16 and 17-year-old kids, but his policy will pay dividends in the long-term. That’s according to Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola.

The Champions League-winning coach reckons the Reds’ Academy could soon rival Barca’s own production line.

Guardiola is quoted as telling Catalan radio: “Liverpool Academy is the only one who can compete at "La Masia". If they can manage those lads, then maybe 20 star players can arrive from that academy.”

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High praise from Guardiola indeed.

And the best thing is, he's probably right.

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #1 : June 09, 2011, 01:12:36 PM »
Damn straight, Pep!

"If you can't support us when we draw or lose, don't support us when we win"

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #2 : June 09, 2011, 01:14:40 PM »
http://www.lfcreds.com/reds/index.php?topic=576.1350

http://www.lfcreds.com/reds/index.php?topic=29478.30

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But yes it is looking good.

Hope he's right. Guess he misses Rodolfo and Segura

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #3 : June 09, 2011, 01:16:08 PM »


Oh I know, I just figured it deserved its own thread to be honest.

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #4 : June 09, 2011, 01:16:14 PM »
;D Well in Guardiola!

This fella knows young talent when he sees it, that's a great thing to hear from him. I reckon he's right aswell.

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #5 : June 09, 2011, 01:17:14 PM »
Oh I know, I just figured it deserved its own thread to be honest.
Thought as much.
I just use any excuse to remind everyone of Rodolfo :D

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Reply #6 : June 09, 2011, 01:17:50 PM »
This is some really good news that make us all happy. Just hope we don't waste this talent and use them in the best way. Anyway, thank you Rafa.

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Reply #7 : June 09, 2011, 01:34:59 PM »
Many failed to see the impact Rafa had at the academy & just how much he has secured our future talent by bringing in Rodolfo and Pep.

Nice from guardiola to ackowledge rafa's work and where he see'e english dominance re-emerging from anfield.

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Reply #8 : June 09, 2011, 01:37:03 PM »
Nice one Pep.

Sorry we nicked Rodolfo.

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #9 : June 09, 2011, 01:51:53 PM »
So you have your little point scoring with Jones, Fergie.
You are obsessed by us.

We have the Academy and all the seedlings growing  ......plus no club debt.

Five years ahead.

Somewhere you would like to be?  Mind you. You know all about taking Barca seriously, dont you.

Knocked the old shine off 19 what with the CL Final downer ....and the parade in the pissin rain. :lmao:

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #10 : June 09, 2011, 02:28:16 PM »

I'm not.

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Reply #11 : June 09, 2011, 02:49:19 PM »
Many failed to see the impact Rafa had at the academy & just how much he has secured our future talent by bringing in Rodolfo and Pep.

Nice from guardiola to ackowledge rafa's work and where he see'e english dominance re-emerging from anfield.

Agreed!

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #12 : June 09, 2011, 02:55:29 PM »
The Barcelona-Liverpool love continues.

Actually, I'm inclined to believe in it myself. I mean, in the last 10 years of being a Liverpool fan, I'm very much looking forward to see the youngsters in the near future. Would really love to see Suso.

Forgot to add, most people forget that it was Rafa who revamped the Academy. At least right now, we're seeing his effort through Kenny.

EDIT

Hahaha.. I googled "guardiola Liverpool" and I found an article from 10 years ago in which Gerard Houllier was interested in signing Guardiola from Barcelona!

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #13 : June 09, 2011, 03:11:23 PM »
Nice one Pep.

Sorry we nicked Rodolfo.

Meh they pinched Masch, swings and roundabouts and all that. :D

Still high praise indeed from Guardiola, could he be hinting for a position at Anfield following Barcelona and when Kenny hangs up his boots.

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Reply #14 : June 09, 2011, 05:45:39 PM »
It's really positive that comment will be a great boost of the academy lads's confident. I hope now some Rafa hater will at least appreciate what that man tried to do for our football club.

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #15 : June 09, 2011, 06:03:27 PM »
Meh they pinched Masch, swings and roundabouts and all that. :D


Our turn to pinch again now then, i vote Messi ;)


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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #16 : June 09, 2011, 06:11:25 PM »
What the f**k does Guardiola know about academies? :D

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Reply #17 : June 09, 2011, 06:24:23 PM »
Well said Pep, and completely true aswell.

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Reply #18 : June 09, 2011, 07:32:33 PM »
Well in for Pep recognizing the work Rafa did in bringing in Borrel and Segura.  Like many on here, I believe that we have a number of future stars in the academy.  Listen to the coaches (most importantly Kenny) and you lads will be great!  YNWA

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #19 : June 09, 2011, 08:10:22 PM »
"The Academy" season review is on LFCTV  on Saturday night 7pm, for those who didn't get to see any of the matches this season. Find out for yourself what all the fuss is about  ;)

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #20 : June 09, 2011, 08:33:56 PM »
Nice to hear comments like this from Pepi ! all the pieces are slowly slipping into place now to establish us once again as a top club able to compete at the highest of levels .
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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #21 : June 09, 2011, 08:48:01 PM »
Nice to hear from Pep. Shows what we've (Rafa) has done with our academy is really showing up around the world.

Going to be an exciting future.

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Re: Guardiola: Liverpool's academy can rival Barcelona's
Reply #22 : June 09, 2011, 08:55:36 PM »
No one forget our very own 'Pep' Segura, who's an integral part of the Academy now alongside Borrell!

Just ran into this actually, haven't given it a listen yet but will do soon, looks good nonetheless:
http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/video/News-and-Interviews/10-11/Seguras-philos-23821.php3
(I know it's LFCTV online content but it seems to be free!)