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      Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Oct 11, 2014 10:09:17 pm
      After the side-discussion with Villa players in the "who would you support" thread, I just thought it'd be interesting to see the best XI's from various teams made up solely of Liverpool players.

      Pick a team and pick their best XI of ex/current Reds. (preferably off the top of your head as well)

      My first pick;
      Blackburn

      Friedel
      Babbel Hencoz Matteo Bjornebye
      Thompson McAteer Murphy Warnock
      Bellamy Fowler
      « Last Edit: Oct 11, 2014 10:27:24 pm by dunlop liddell shankly »
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #1: Oct 11, 2014 10:49:57 pm
      I'll go with an attack minded Newcastle...

      Mike Hooper - GK
      Alan Kennedy - LB
      Barry Venison - RB
      Didi Hamann - CH
      Terry McDermott - RH
      Peter Beardsley - IR
      John Barnes - IL
      Craig Bellamy - LH
      Michael Owen - LW
      Kevin Keegan - RW
      Ian Rush - CF

      Might concede a few but f**k would they score.  >:D
      « Last Edit: Oct 11, 2014 11:02:20 pm by bad boy bubby »
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      Reply #2: Oct 12, 2014 10:20:27 am
      Barcelona.

      Masher
      Masher
      Masher
      Masher
      Masher
      Luis
      Luis
      Luis
      Luis
      Luis
      Luis


       ;D
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      Reply #3: Oct 15, 2014 06:52:00 pm
      Played for the sh*te

                        Frank Mitchell

      Abel Xavier Gary Ablett Alan Harper Kevin Sheedy

      Jimmy Payne Nick Barmby Peter Beardsley Johnny Morrissey

                  Davie Johnson  Jack Balmer
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      Reply #4: Oct 15, 2014 07:36:50 pm
      Played for the sh*te

                        Frank Mitchell

      Abel Xavier Gary Ablett Alan Harper Kevin Sheedy

      Jimmy Payne Nick Barmby Peter Beardsley Johnny Morrissey

                  Davie Johnson  Jack Balmer

      In fairness to Jack Balmer he was an amateur when he signed for Everton, he signed amateur forms for Liverpool the same year 1935.This shows he had a brainstorm signing for Everton and soon realised his mistake. ,Liverpool was the only club he played for as a professional, he did play for other clubs as a wartime guest as did most players.I still recall the shop Jack Balmer had in West Derby Village.
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      Reply #5: Oct 16, 2014 11:21:37 am
      Brian you could add Dave Hickson to that list.
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      Reply #6: Oct 16, 2014 04:18:16 pm
      Wrexham :f_tongueincheek:

      Mike Hooper
      Alan Kennedy
      Joey Jones
      Stuart Mason
      Stephen Wright
      Billy Matthews
      Jimmy Case
      Danny Williams
      Dean Saunders?
      Lee Jones
      Ian Rush
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      Reply #7: Oct 16, 2014 04:48:50 pm
                                La Liga XI

                                   Dudek
                                             
          Arbeloa       San JosĂ©    Mascherano        Insua


                                    Alonso

               Garcia                                     Maxi               

                                McManaman

                         Owen             Suarez


      Hopelessly attack minded, but off the top of my head can't think of enough defenders to play Masch out of defense.
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      Reply #8: Oct 16, 2014 05:00:20 pm
                                La Liga XI

                                   Dudek
                                             
          Arbeloa       San JosĂ©    Mascherano        Insua
                                    Alonso
               Garcia                                     Maxi               
                                McManaman
                         Owen             Suarez

      Hopelessly attack minded, but off the top of my head can't think of enough defenders to play Masch out of defense.

      You mean you've forgotten Josemi already? ;D And then there's Steve Finnan too!
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      Reply #9: Oct 16, 2014 05:20:12 pm
      You mean you've forgotten Josemi already? ;D And then there's Steve Finnan too!

      Finnan was a right back though.
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      Reply #10: Oct 16, 2014 05:42:10 pm

      Fair enough mate. How's about Miki Roqué (RIP) for sentimentality?
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      Reply #11: Oct 16, 2014 07:29:26 pm
                                La Liga XI

                                   Dudek
                                             
          Arbeloa       San JosĂ©    Mascherano        Insua


                                    Alonso

               Garcia                                     Maxi               

                                McManaman

                         Owen             Suarez


      Hopelessly attack minded, but off the top of my head can't think of enough defenders to play Masch out of defense.

      Pellegrino?
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      Reply #12: Oct 16, 2014 07:36:03 pm

      Who to take out then?
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      Reply #13: Oct 16, 2014 07:40:40 pm
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      Reply #14: Oct 16, 2014 07:40:56 pm

                                       La Liga XI

                                           Dudek
                                             
          Arbeloa       San JosĂ©    Pellegrino       Insua


                             Mascherano   Alonso

               Garcia/Maxi                        McManaman

                                 Owen             Suarez



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      Reply #15: Oct 16, 2014 07:43:55 pm

      Nobody Racer can't we manage a 2nd eleven?  I'm not so well up on where all our ex players left for or ended up at but there's already 3 or 4 been suggested and a couple I've remembered, Tosh and Lil Luis both played in La Liga after us.

      Oops, you've already got Garcia.
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      Reply #16: Oct 16, 2014 07:48:40 pm
      Lil Luis is in already :)
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      Reply #17: Oct 16, 2014 07:55:29 pm

      I realised after I posted mate.
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      Reply #18: Oct 16, 2014 09:29:15 pm

      Do you reckon we'd get two 11s?

                                           La Liga XI

                                           Dudek
                                             
       Arbeloa/Finnan   San JosĂ©/RoquĂ©    Pellegrino       Insua


                                Mascherano    Alonso

          Garcia/Pennant            Maxi               McManaman

                                   Morientes/Owen/Suarez

      Manager: Toshack
      « Last Edit: Oct 16, 2014 09:52:15 pm by racerx34 »
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      Reply #19: Oct 16, 2014 09:43:29 pm
      Do you reckon we'd get two 11s?

                                           La Liga XI

                                           Dudek
                                             
       Arbeloa/Finnan   San JosĂ©/RoquĂ©    Pellegrino       Insua


                                Mascherano    Alonso

          Garcia/Pennant            Maxi               McManaman

                                   Tosh/Owen/Suarez


      Pick a team and pick their best XI of ex/current Reds.

      Going off the OP criteria above there's Coutinho, Reina, Manquillo, Moreno, Enrique, Suso, Alberto, Aspas, Ilori, Torres, Riera, Morrientes just off the top of my head.  I'm sure you or others could add a few more. 
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      Reply #20: Oct 16, 2014 09:47:34 pm
      Going off the OP criteria above there's Coutinho, Reina, Manquillo, Moreno, Enrique, Suso, Alberto, Aspas, Ilori, Torres, Riera, Morrientes just off the top of my head.  I'm sure you or others could add a few more. 

      Ah. I hadn't put current players or Reina in.
      Had been thinking players that went to Spain after Liverpool.
      Yeah, could easily make 2 or 3 teams then.

      Could add Reina, Alberto, Mascherano, Suarez to a Barcelona 11.
      Could add Dudek, Arbeloa, Alonso, McManaman, Owen, Morientes. Toshack as manager.
      Wonder how many else?
      « Last Edit: Oct 16, 2014 10:01:33 pm by racerx34 »
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      Reply #21: Oct 16, 2014 09:51:34 pm
      Ah. I hadn't put current players or Reina in.
      Had been thinking players that went to Spain after Liverpool.
      Yeah, could easily make 2 or 3 teams then.

      Could add Reina, Suso, Alberto, Mascherano, Suarez to a Barcelona 11.
      Wonder how many else?

      Not sure mate, my footy memories during the 90's and early noughties are a bit vague   :D
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      Reply #22: Oct 16, 2014 09:53:10 pm
      Not sure mate, my footy memories during the 90's and early noughties are a bit vague   :D

      Edited my post.
      5 Real Madrid players and Toshack as manager.
      There must be more.

      Well, we have a Barca/Madrid 11.
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      Reply #23: Oct 16, 2014 10:33:05 pm
      Edited my post.
      6 Real Madrid players and Toshack as manager.
      There must be more.

      Well, we have a Barca/Madrid 11.

      A few more.  Pacheco, Westerveld, Vignal, Nunez, Pongolle, Kromkamp, Sissoko, Zendon, Barragan, Gonzalez, Aurelio, Paletta, El Zhar, Yossi, Poulsen, Kvarme and Ayala.
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      Reply #24: Oct 16, 2014 10:36:16 pm
      'Boro

      GK - Jones

      RB - Xavier
      CB - Ayala
      CB - Ince
      LB - Zeige

      RM - Johnston
      CM - Souness
      CM - Boersma
      LM - Downing

      CF - Barmby
      CF - Hodgson
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      Reply #25: Oct 16, 2014 10:42:10 pm
      'Boro

      GK - Jones

      RB - Xavier
      CB - Ayala
      CB - Ince
      LB - Zeige

      RM - Johnston
      CM - Souness
      CM - Boersma
      LM - Downing

      CF - Barmby
      CF - Hodgson

      You're too good at this game Billy  ;D
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      Reply #26: Oct 16, 2014 10:43:49 pm
      Coventry

      GK - Oggy

      RB - Burrows
      CB - Babb
      CB - Gillespie
      LB - Warnock

      RM - Marsh
      CM - Gary Mc
      CM - Hutchison
      LM - Thompson

      CF - Speedie
      CF - Hateley
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      Reply #27: Oct 16, 2014 10:44:27 pm
      You're too good at this game Billy  ;D

      Hahaha

      Ta love.
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      Reply #28: Oct 16, 2014 10:55:56 pm
      Real Madrid (3-4-3...with a slight cheat)

      GK - Dudek

      RB - Benitez
      CB - Pelligrino
      LB - Arbeloa

      RW - Nunez
      CM - Alonso
      CM - Sahin
      LW - McManaman

      CF - Owen
      CF - Morientes
      CF - Anelka
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      Reply #29: Oct 16, 2014 11:04:07 pm
      Yep definitely too good Billy  :D
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      Reply #30: Oct 16, 2014 11:12:54 pm
      I'll go with an attack minded Newcastle...

      Mike Hooper - GK
      Alan Kennedy - LB
      Barry Venison - RB
      Didi Hamann - CH
      Terry McDermott - RH
      Peter Beardsley - IR
      John Barnes - IL
      Craig Bellamy - LH
      Michael Owen - LW
      Kevin Keegan - RW
      Ian Rush - CF

      Might concede a few but f**k would they score.  >:D

      I'll raise that team with an even more attack minded Man City (also including Didi)

      Man City

      James
      McManaman McMahon Hamann Riera
      Clough
      Anelka Walsh Stewart Bellamy
      Fowler
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      Reply #31: Oct 16, 2014 11:14:14 pm
      Real Madrid (3-4-3...with a slight cheat)

      GK - Dudek

      RB - Benitez
      CB - Pelligrino
      LB - Arbeloa

      RW - Nunez
      CM - Alonso
      CM - Sahin
      LW - McManaman

      CF - Owen
      CF - Morientes
      CF - Anelka


      That's not a cheat.
      That's knowing your history.
      Nicely done.
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      Reply #32: Oct 16, 2014 11:19:13 pm
      That's not a cheat.
      That's knowing your history.
      Nicely done.

      I say cheat on the basis that Rafa never played for us.
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      Reply #33: Oct 16, 2014 11:29:33 pm
      I say cheat on the basis that Rafa never played for us.

      He played a f**king blinder.
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      Reply #34: Oct 17, 2014 12:31:35 am
      GK Ray Clemence
      LWB Christian Ziege
      CB Neil Ruddock
      CB John Scales
      RB Danny Murphy
      CM Graham Souness
      CM Jamie Redknapp
      CM Paul Stewart
      AM Nicky Barmby
      FW Robbie Keane
      FW Ronnie Rosenthal

      Murphy out of position, but it'll do.
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      Reply #35: Oct 17, 2014 02:27:47 am
      Saints

      Brucie
      Venison Wright Razor Vignal
      Case Redknapp Magilton Walters
      Keegan Crouch
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      Reply #36: Oct 17, 2014 02:51:30 am
      Leeds

      Carson

      Peltier Beglin Matteo Warnock

      McAllister
      Barmby Kewell
      Keane

      Rush Fowler
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      Reply #37: Oct 17, 2014 01:23:10 pm
      the scum (bit of cheating though there was no goalkeeper to play for both)

      1) Allenby Chilton (was a centre half)
      2) Tom Chorlton
      3) Tommy McNulty
      4) Ted Savage
      5) Scott Woolton
      6) Matt Busby
      7) Peter Beardsley
      8 ) Paul Ince
      9) Phil Chisnall
      10) Michale Owen
      11) Fred Hopkin
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      Reply #38: Sep 26, 2018 07:06:20 pm
      After the little bit in the stats thread about Villa, I'd thought I'd rejuvenate this old thread with Villa as the subject.

      James

      Milner Ilori Cissokho

      Berger McMahon Evans Downing

      Saunders Crouch Heskey


      Or

      Carson

      Ross Staunton Warnock

      Houghton Keane Leonhardsen Walters

      Baros Benteke Collymore
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      Reply #39: Sep 26, 2018 11:23:25 pm
      Ireland

      1 Scott

      2 Finnan
      3 Beglin
      4 Lawerenson
      5 Whelan
      6 Staunton
      7 Houghton
      8 McAteer
      9 Aldridge
      10 Robinson
      11 Heighway
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      Reply #40: Oct 10, 2018 02:53:58 pm
      Current Best XI of former players still playing:

      Pepe Reina (AC Milan)

      Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace)
      Martin Skrtel (Fenerbahce)
      Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace)
      Jon Flanagan (Rangers)

      Lucas Leiva (Lazio)
      Emre Can (Juventus)
      Joe Allen (Stoke)

      Raheem Sterling (Man City)
      Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
      Phil Coutinho (Barcelona)

      Where would that team finish in the Premier League? Tasty front three but I reckon a battle for top six with that back four!

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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #41: Oct 10, 2018 03:40:48 pm
      Current Best XI of former players still playing:

      Pepe Reina (AC Milan)

      Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace)
      Martin Skrtel (Fenerbahce)
      Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace)
      Jon Flanagan (Rangers)

      Lucas Leiva (Lazio)
      Emre Can (Juventus)
      Joe Allen (Stoke)

      Raheem Sterling (Man City)
      Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
      Phil Coutinho (Barcelona)

      Where would that team finish in the Premier League? Tasty front three but I reckon a battle for top six with that back four!



      fairly sh*t midfield as well.
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #42: Oct 10, 2018 04:12:44 pm
      Current Best XI of former players still playing:

      Pepe Reina (AC Milan)

      Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace)
      Martin Skrtel (Fenerbahce)
      Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace)
      Jon Flanagan (Rangers)

      Lucas Leiva (Lazio)
      Emre Can (Juventus)
      Joe Allen (Stoke)

      Raheem Sterling (Man City)
      Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
      Phil Coutinho (Barcelona)

      Where would that team finish in the Premier League? Tasty front three but I reckon a battle for top six with that back four!
      From that XI Suarez is the only one that I would have back. I'm not a great fan of #10 role that Coutinho can do. I'd rather have a strong centre mid with an attacking midfielder. Coutinho is good winger but I'd rather have 3 goal scoring forwards. Coutinho will probably score 20+ each season in La Liga, but in PL he's a 10-15 goal forward. All our first choice forwards should be 20+ goals.
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #43: Oct 10, 2018 04:31:10 pm
      From that XI Suarez is the only one that I would have back. I'm not a great fan of #10 role that Coutinho can do. I'd rather have a strong centre mid with an attacking midfielder. Coutinho is good winger but I'd rather have 3 goal scoring forwards. Coutinho will probably score 20+ each season in La Liga, but in PL he's a 10-15 goal forward. All our first choice forwards should be 20+ goals.

      Christ we are crying out currently for Coutinho!
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #44: Oct 10, 2018 04:44:13 pm
      Christ we are crying out currently for Coutinho!

      Who has never truly been a winger in his bloody life 🤯
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #45: Oct 11, 2018 09:31:42 am
      Who has never truly been a winger in his bloody life 🤯

      Exactly!
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #46: Oct 11, 2018 09:59:12 am
      Who has never truly been a winger in his bloody life 🤯
      What was he when he alternated with Mane then? He certainly wasn't a goal scoring forward when he was deployed in a front 3. He's attempted to be #10 and CM but he's got no defensive attributes for those roles. We don't need a  Coutinho we need a central midfielder that can pass forward well as well as track back. Gerrard, Ox and Milner are good examples. Keita should be doing that as well. I don't like having a player that is too close to the center if they can't win the ball back. If we have such a player then we should not have a front 3, #10 leaves too much defensive vulnerabilities if deployed with a front 3... It would essentially mean doing this with a front 2.

               Salah             Firmino
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      This is the missing link people complain about, but it's not better... do people think none of our current 3 can track back? If we really need #10 like Firmino could do that.
      I don't think many people would want to give up a striker for a number #10. Does adding another player close to the midfield really add that much when a striker only has to adjust his position? Shaqiri could be a number #10 as well if Klopp really wanted one.
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #47: Oct 11, 2018 10:01:43 am
      What was he when he alternated with Mane then? He certainly wasn't a goal scoring forward when he was deployed in a front 3. He's attempted to be #10 and CM but he's got no defensive attributes for those roles. We don't need a  Coutinho we need a central midfielder that can pass forward well as well as track back. Gerrard, Ox and Milner are good examples. Keita should be doing that as well. I don't like having a player that is too close to the center if they can't win the ball back. If we have such a player then we should not have a front 3, #10 leaves too much defensive vulnerabilities if deployed with a front 3... It would essentially mean doing this with a front 2.

               Salah             Firmino
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      This is the missing link people complain about, but it's not better... do people think none of our current 3 can track back? If we really need #10 like Firmino could do that.
      I don't think many people would want to give up a striker for a number #10. Does adding another player close to the midfield really add that much when a striker only has to adjust his position? Shaqiri could be a number #10 as well if Klopp really wanted one.

      Playing wide does not a winger make kiddo
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #48: Oct 11, 2018 10:19:10 am
      Playing wide does not a winger make kiddo
      We need a player who sits deep and makes defensive contributions. Modric has done that brilliantly at Madrid. We need a Modric not a Coutinho. Basically a Henderson with playmaking abilities.
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #49: Oct 11, 2018 10:34:35 am
      We need a player who sits deep and makes defensive contributions. Modric has done that brilliantly at Madrid. We need a Modric not a Coutinho. Basically a Henderson with playmaking abilities.

      Fair enough - was only teasing re the winger classification for Cou.

      Not many teams wouldn’t benefit from a Modric.

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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #50: Oct 11, 2018 11:41:49 am
      Current Best XI of former players still playing:

      Pepe Reina (AC Milan)

      Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace)
      Martin Skrtel (Fenerbahce)
      Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace)
      Jon Flanagan (Rangers)

      Lucas Leiva (Lazio)
      Emre Can (Juventus)
      Joe Allen (Stoke)

      Raheem Sterling (Man City)
      Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
      Phil Coutinho (Barcelona)

      Where would that team finish in the Premier League? Tasty front three but I reckon a battle for top six with that back four!



      Front 3 is about the only thing we'd take from that.
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #51: Jun 18, 2022 08:07:09 pm
      Given Mane's sale to Bayern, I had a look at those who've played for both clubs before and unfortunately couldn't muster a starting XI but f**k me this isn't a bad side for a one man down team.

      Reina
      Babbel Can Zeige
      Shaqiri Alonso Hamann Thiago Coutinho
      Mane

      And seeing how we got him from Southampton, let's have a go with them but with no Klopp signings.

      Grobbelaar
      Clyne Wright Ruddock Venison
      Case Redknapp Lallana Walters
      Keegan Crouch
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #52: Jun 18, 2022 09:25:51 pm
      This is not a good XI by any stretch but anyway;

      Sunderland

      Mignolet

      Wright Coates Babb Dossena

      McAteer Henderson Hutchison Zenden

      Cisse Borini
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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #53: Jun 18, 2022 09:34:38 pm
      Another relatively poor side

      Portsmouth

      James

      Finnan Diao Traore Vignal

      Johnson Thompson Berger Pennant

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      Re: Reds at other Clubs - best XI's
      Reply #54: Jun 18, 2022 10:21:45 pm
      And seeing how we got him from Southampton, let's have a go with them but with no Klopp signings.

      Grobbelaar
      Clyne Wright Ruddock Venison
      Case Redknapp Lallana Walters
      Keegan Crouch

      No VVD?

      (or Lovren? ;D)

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