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      The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion

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      Scottbot
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #75: May 29, 2018 04:50:45 pm
      The World Cup always plays havoc with early season form and results so with that in mind it's good to know that Milner, Fabinho, Keita and Lallana will all have the summer break to rest up and should be fully fit and raring to go come the first game of the season.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #76: May 29, 2018 08:36:35 pm
      Anyone seen that vid of Felliani getting grief at the game from some Liverpool fans with his representatives on Saturday night, appears he might have been there as a guest of LFC!!

      That rumour a few weeks ago could be true.

      From Everton to United to Liverpool? That would surely be unprecedented? Not to mention, why in the world would Klopp want an unsound technically buffoon whose only real "ability" is to injure people (either intentionally or clumsily)? I mean I can't stand that tit and if we were to sign him, I'd have a really hard time ever cheering for him. Such a no class turd licker.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #77: Jun 03, 2018 04:02:40 pm
      Revamping the midfield.....about time. Only Milner offered a near full package of tools but time is working against him.
      Can......no regrets letting him walk. Great straight away speed and nerve. Few ball skills. Clunky defense.
      Coutinho......despite his astronomical valuation, he should not be a centerpiece of any offense. Relying on 30 meter strikes through 11 defenders has its limits. Tremendous ball skills, tremendous creativity, big leg, lightning quick....but also......slow top gear and zero defensive ambition. Barca will regret their overpay. Happy Liverpool cashed out and even happier the front 3 are the focal point.
      Henderson.....a better Can. Fine athlete but few soccer skills.
      Milner......the best of the lot. I was skeptical at first....but his value to the team was undeniable.
      Chamberlain....his speed through the middle put teams in jeopardy. The guy just needs experience. He was on his way until the injury. Fingers crossed
      Lallana....I don't understand the love for this guy. Ignoring his injury history.....yes he has skill but the guy plays meek and isn't a top of the table caliber athlete. Brits seem to always overvalue their own. And of course his injury history should not be ignored...refer to Sturridge. Lallana is strictly depth...no more IMO
      The new middies.....athleticism plus ball skills.....a refreshing change (I hope)

      OT: Why is Albert Moreno still around? The guy has no business playing defender for any level let alone Liverpool. He needs to rethink his position and find a team that will let him run in space and requires little defensive ambition. MLS?

      More OT: For next season, I'd like to see Liverpool's Big 3 be even more unselfish. At times, Mane seemed to be in goal scoring competition vs Salah....and at times Salah was thinking records. These 3 were at their best when they worked in harmony. Tough to complain....but I saw many lost opportunities.

      Speaking of which...watching Mane vs the best in Europe, I can now appreciate what a superior athlete he is. Many teams had no answer. Mane's main problem is Mane. A bit self confident holding the ball too long, too many offsides, too many fouls.This guy could be a great if he can bring it all together. I felt the same way about Suarez after his first year at Liverpool. The guy couldn't get his shots on net. One year later.....he carried the team.
      Can't wait to see this trio with a year under their belt.....with midfielders that take pressure off them.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #78: Jun 08, 2018 06:47:57 am
      So midfield update...

      Hendo Milner Gini

      To

      Keita, Fabinho, Fekir

      That's the best upgrade of a transfer window we've had in my life time (I'm 30 in July)
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #79: Jun 08, 2018 06:50:50 am
      And to add, so far no sales

      Only can forsee Can going, and Solanke/Ings going on loan.

      If we get Shakiri, and maybe Breswster stays/Origi gets his chance, that will.also be the best squad depth we have had in my lifetime.

      If only we buy a world class goalkeeper, I think we could actually challenge for the league!
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #80: Jun 08, 2018 07:40:46 am
      I really hope Wilson gets a chance can't do anymore than he has
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      Reply #81: Jun 08, 2018 08:54:38 am
      I really hope Wilson gets a chance can't do anymore than he has

      Yeah hard to see it if we sign both Fekir & Shaqiri. Squad will be loaded with players up top.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #82: Jun 08, 2018 09:20:43 am
      After all these years we're finally becoming a world class team again!

      And still under the ownership of FSG.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #83: Jun 08, 2018 09:22:23 am
      And to add, so far no sales

      Only can forsee Can going, and Solanke/Ings going on loan.

      If we get Shakiri, and maybe Breswster stays/Origi gets his chance, that will.also be the best squad depth we have had in my lifetime.

      If only we buy a world class goalkeeper, I think we could actually challenge for the league!

      Have to imagine Brewster has been given assurance that he will be in the squad next season. The kid looks fantastic so he'll surely be given a chance.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #84: Jun 08, 2018 12:49:49 pm
      Looking at what weve got and what were linked to could we see a change in tact? 4 2 3 1?? Squad with 2 players for each role

                         New Gk/ Karius

                    VVD/Matip  Lovern/ Klavan
      TAA/clyne                                Robbo/Gomez

                   Keita/Hendo  Fabinho/Gini

      Salah/Ox      Fekir/Lallana      Mane/Shaquri

                            Bobby/ new cf

      Plus Milner and Wilson. Loan out or sell rest
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #85: Jun 08, 2018 12:56:05 pm
      Looking at what weve got and what were linked to could we see a change in tact? 4 2 3 1?? Squad with 2 players for each role

                         New Gk/ Karius

                    VVD/Matip  Lovern/ Klavan
      TAA/clyne                                Robbo/Gomez

                   Keita/Hendo  Fabinho/Gini

      Salah/Ox      Fekir/Lallana      Mane/Shaquri

                            Bobby/ new cf

      Plus Milner and Wilson. Loan out or sell rest

      Don't think we have had a better squad than this since PL era started?

      With Fabinho, Keita and Fekir being so good in possession (they along with Firmino could probably play tiki taka style if asked), I wonder if we will see Firmino occupy the striker spaces more often than last season? And with Mane, could he also be playing higher up like how Salah does? Will be interesting to see how our new midfield changes us.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #86: Jun 08, 2018 01:13:04 pm
      Id still love another quality centre back
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #87: Jun 08, 2018 06:28:00 pm
      Looking at what weve got and what were linked to could we see a change in tact? 4 2 3 1?? Squad with 2 players for each role

                         New Gk/ Karius

                    VVD/Matip  Lovern/ Klavan
      TAA/clyne                                Robbo/Gomez

                   Keita/Hendo  Fabinho/Gini

      Salah/Ox      Fekir/Lallana      Mane/Shaquri

                            Bobby/ new cf

      Plus Milner and Wilson. Loan out or sell rest

      and the best part is we have a world class manager coaching that team. My last wish before the window closes is that new CF you have there as open and we're ready to compete on all fronts next season.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #88: Jun 09, 2018 07:57:15 am
      Assuming Fekir is a done deal, get a goalkeeper and another forward in and we will be set imo.
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      Reply #89: Jun 09, 2018 03:33:22 pm
      Assuming Fekir is a done deal, get a goalkeeper and another forward in and we will be set imo.

      Certainly doesn't seem like it is done. Hope I'm totally wrong.
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      Reply #90: Jun 10, 2018 05:59:30 pm
      From Everton to United to Liverpool? That would surely be unprecedented? Not to mention, why in the world would Klopp want an unsound technically buffoon whose only real "ability" is to injure people (either intentionally or clumsily)? I mean I can't stand that tit and if we were to sign him, I'd have a really hard time ever cheering for him. Such a no class turd licker.

      There has been no transfer between us and the Scum ... either way ... since Phil Chisnall in 1964.

      (Ferguson continued that impasse with Rafa over Gabriel Heinze.)

      I'm sure J├╝rgen knows the history by now. If he doesn't then he should do.
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      Reply #91: Jun 10, 2018 11:18:34 pm
      There has been no transfer between us and the Scum ... either way ... since Phil Chisnall in 1964.

      (Ferguson continued that impasse with Rafa over Gabriel Heinze.)

      I'm sure J├╝rgen knows the history by now. If he doesn't then he should do.

      J├╝rgen said Gerrard was free to leave for any manager's job except United or Everton.

      I think he gets it.
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      Reply #92: Jun 11, 2018 11:57:38 am
      J├╝rgen said Gerrard was free to leave for any manager's job except United or Everton.

      I think he gets it.


      Stevie probably told J├╝rgen.

                    ;D
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #93: Jun 11, 2018 12:44:55 pm
      So our main questions remaining going into preseason:

      1. Will we sign an attacking midfield player in the wake of the Fekir signing falling through?

      2. Will sign one or more additional players for the forward three?

      3. Will younger or loan returnee players stake a claim for a role in either of the above two slots (Wilson, Origi, Brewster, Woodburn, Ojo, Kent).

      4. Will we try to sign a center back?

      5. Will we try to sign a goalkeeper?

      6. (Related to all of the above) Who will depart the club?

      With Can and Flanagan already gone, possibles include Migs, Ward, Randall, Grujic (doubt it), Allan, Ings, Sturridge, Markovic. Grujic and the young players mentioned above are also loan candidates, but after our player shortage last spring, we might be inclined to keep an extra player or two around for cover.

      Thoughts at this stage?

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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #94: Jun 11, 2018 01:09:37 pm
      Think a GK and a DM are the priority to challenge for the tital


                       New GK

                  Lovren    VVD   
      TAA                             Robertson
                      New DM
           
                 Keita      Fabinho

           Salah                     Mane
                      Firminho   

      With about 80m still remaining from Couts sale + whatever we get from Can and other deals...spending 100m on a new GK, a DM and strengthening the bench isn't unrealistic. Worst comes to worse, push Keita back as DM, and stick Ox in there, still a top class first team.

      If FSG really want titles and CL, that's the price tag.
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      Reply #95: Jun 11, 2018 03:03:20 pm
      For me players like Adam lallana Danby ings and Sturbridge players always injury be better give Wilson and one more younger player a chance then keep them players l keep origi he got lot pace and still not bad player when was here
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #96: Jun 11, 2018 03:04:08 pm
      Think a GK and a DM are the priority to challenge for the tital


                       New GK

                  Lovren    VVD   
      TAA                             Robertson
                      New DM
           
                 Keita      Fabinho

           Salah                     Mane
                      Firminho   

      With about 80m still remaining from Couts sale + whatever we get from Can and other deals...spending 100m on a new GK, a DM and strengthening the bench isn't unrealistic. Worst comes to worse, push Keita back as DM, and stick Ox in there, still a top class first team.

      If FSG really want titles and CL, that's the price tag.

      Fabinho will be our new DM.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #97: Jun 11, 2018 03:22:40 pm
      Think a GK and a DM are the priority to challenge for the tital


                       New GK

                  Lovren    VVD   
      TAA                             Robertson
                      New DM
           
                 Keita      Fabinho

           Salah                     Mane
                      Firminho   

      With about 80m still remaining from Couts sale + whatever we get from Can and other deals...spending 100m on a new GK, a DM and strengthening the bench isn't unrealistic. Worst comes to worse, push Keita back as DM, and stick Ox in there, still a top class first team.

      If FSG really want titles and CL, that's the price tag.

      Fabinho is a DM mate.

      Also Can has left on a free.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #98: Jun 11, 2018 05:29:23 pm
      Fabinho is a DM mate.

      Also Can has left on a free.

      And Ox is out for at least half a season with no guarantees as to quality after that. And we're  never spending 100 million on a goalkeeper. Other than that....

      And basically, it's Fabinho and Keita in and Can departed. We're still as thin at forward as we were last season and the sense that we might be set at starting GK is now shattered after the CL final. Big summer.
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      Re: The Unofficial 2018-19 Liverpool Season Squad Discussion
      Reply #99: Jun 12, 2018 07:43:42 pm
      Still shirt of at least one forward with Ox out of the attacking midfield berth as well . We are one injury away from being very weak again re champs league final got to get more depth or give Wilson some time to get some experience

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