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      Reply #175: Dec 18, 2020 11:53:43 pm
      Jones reminds me of Ross Barkley when he broke in with Everton, good technical player on the ball and can get around the field. My hope for Jones unlike Barkley he just really never took the next step in becoming a top end talent, he just plateaued as a decent Premiership quality player.

      Give it to Jones he taken his opportunity and run with it, hopefully it will continue because we will need it for the title race

      I thought Barclay looked a terrific prospect when he was coming through, very skilful but also had a mans physique when he was only 16. Problem with Barclay is he is lazy, He has never really applied himself to the defensive side of the game which makes him a luxury player. Jones won’t play much if he doesn’t and already you can see he works hard in the press plus he marks, tracks and tackles. He’s going to be a gem of a player
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      Reply #176: Dec 19, 2020 11:30:26 pm
      He came on yesterday and just was so slick with all his passes and movements. Quality lad.
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      Reply #177: Dec 20, 2020 04:58:26 pm
      I try not to get emotional on stuff like this, but I think you may wanna look at playing Jones over Gini when Thiago comes back. Jones has been playing great this season and will only get better with more opportunities. Gini hasn't signed a contract yet so we can't allow him to hold us up on two fronts. Gini can come off the bench and provide energy in the end of games and see them out
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      Reply #178: Dec 20, 2020 06:21:13 pm
      Jones is the future captain learning from hendo - absolutely love the lads attitude and confidence
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      Reply #179: Dec 21, 2020 05:11:54 am
      Jones is the future captain learning from hendo - absolutely love the lads attitude and confidence

      He might have to wait in line a while, behind Trent mate.
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      Reply #180: Dec 22, 2020 02:08:40 pm
      He might have to wait in line a while, behind Trent mate.

      I actually think Jones would fit the mold better as captain. With Stevie and Hendo we’ve had very vocal captains for a long time while Trent seems the more quiet type. Curtis strikes me more as someone who’d be the same type of fiery leader.

      That said, i would still expect Trent to be the one, not just because of the CL game but also from Jürgen’s comments.
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      Reply #181: Dec 22, 2020 02:39:40 pm
      I actually think Jones would fit the mold better as captain. With Stevie and Hendo we’ve had very vocal captains for a long time while Trent seems the more quiet type. Curtis strikes me more as someone who’d be the same type of fiery leader.

      That said, i would still expect Trent to be the one, not just because of the CL game but also from Jürgen’s comments.

      Interesting perspective. I always saw Gerrard as naturally quiet (shy even) and I think, certainly at the start of his captaincy, he led more by example. Became more vocal as he got older but I always think he led through his actions.

      I think Jordan is a naturally quiet guy as well - just goes to show that some of the best leaders are the unassuming types!
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      Reply #182: Dec 22, 2020 09:51:11 pm
      I actually think Jones would fit the mold better as captain. With Stevie and Hendo we’ve had very vocal captains for a long time while Trent seems the more quiet type. Curtis strikes me more as someone who’d be the same type of fiery leader.

      That said, i would still expect Trent to be the one, not just because of the CL game but also from Jürgen’s comments.

      I reckon Trent would go off his nut if Curtis got the Armband before him!
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      Reply #183: Dec 25, 2020 09:47:43 pm
      I’m looking forward to seeing more of this from Jones next calendar year

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ACuhT82d_FE
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      Reply #184: Dec 27, 2020 06:47:24 pm
      I hope he gets benched next game. That type of careless, sloppy play cost us 2 points and Klopp needs to send a message.
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      Reply #185: Dec 27, 2020 07:05:35 pm
      A lesson to learn really. No bad thing but he was a danger to us all game in a match where the only threat was losing the ball cheaply or a set piece. A combination of both and there you have it.

      No need to kill the lad. He is young and confident but  dallying with it in your own half is not the one.

      He needs to find his own niche in the side because being another Gini isn't for him. Much prefer him doing that stuff on the edge of their box.
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      Reply #186: Dec 27, 2020 09:53:10 pm
      I hope he gets benched next game. That type of careless, sloppy play cost us 2 points and Klopp needs to send a message.

      That’s a bollox attitude. He gave away a corner. All we had to do was defend the bloody thing.

      The lads been superb. Had a quiet game today but he wasn’t alone in that.
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      Reply #187: Dec 27, 2020 10:39:00 pm
      He made a mistake but as I said in the match thread, it should have been the boss who took him off earlier. Unfortunately he looked like he had an error like that in him all afternoon so it was bizarre he was still on the bench in the closing stages. Still should have defended the set piece better so very harsh to blame the dropped points on him when so many of the senior players like Salah and Henderson were terrible and cost us just as much.
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      Reply #188: Dec 27, 2020 11:00:46 pm
      We didn’t play well today and pretty much every player performed below their usual standard, but we dropped points because of Jones and there’s no ifs or buts about it.

      Despite playing the whole game in only second gear, we still had complete control. WBA posed very little threat and it was going to take an error from us for them to get back into the game.

      Curtis made that error by over playing in his own half, in a dangerous area. I don’t accept his age as an excuse because there are certain things you are taught at a very young age in football and not to over play in dangerous areas is one of them. I watch my ten year old son play every Saturday and if he had done that then I’d have screamed at him - but even he knows better.

      Daft from Curtis but I don’t agree in dropping him. That’ll only knock his confidence. Klopp needs to have a word in private, maybe a little bit of a bollocking, and we move on. He starts on Wednesday for me.
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      Reply #189: Dec 27, 2020 11:09:23 pm
      We didn’t play well today and pretty much every player performed below their usual standard, but we dropped points because of Jones and there’s no ifs or buts about it.

      Despite playing the whole game in only second gear, we still had complete control. WBA posed very little threat and it was going to take an error from us for them to get back into the game.

      Curtis made that error by over playing in his own half, in a dangerous area. I don’t accept his age as an excuse because there are certain things you are taught at a very young age in football and not to over play in dangerous areas is one of them. I watch my ten year old son play every Saturday and if he had done that then I’d have screamed at him - but even he knows better.

      Daft from Curtis but I don’t agree in dropping him. That’ll only knock his confidence. Klopp needs to have a word in private, maybe a little bit of a bollocking, and we move on. He starts on Wednesday for me.

      Absolute f**king bollocks.

      Did Curtis kick it in his own net? No, the ball was still in play after his error and then there was a corner to defend. Plenty of opportunity for others to atone for his error but no one did.

      You say WBA posed little threat but just a few minutes before, they went clear through on goal and only a smart save from Alisson denied them so let's not rewrite the match and say WBA had nothing bar Jones f**king up because they clearly were a threat second half.

      He made a mistake but f**king hell the overreaction to it is mental. Kids will make mistakes, I remember an ill-disciplined young Steven Gerrard not too long ago. Kids will always make mistakes, even the ones that go onto the best of their generation - some days you get lucky and avoid punishment and some days you don't. Some of our experienced lads still could have bailed us out today but they didn't turn up either.
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      Reply #190: Dec 27, 2020 11:44:01 pm
      Absolute f**king bollocks.

      Did Curtis kick it in his own net? No, the ball was still in play after his error and then there was a corner to defend. Plenty of opportunity for others to atone for his error but no one did.

      You say WBA posed little threat but just a few minutes before, they went clear through on goal and only a smart save from Alisson denied them so let's not rewrite the match and say WBA had nothing bar Jones f**king up because they clearly were a threat second half.

      He made a mistake but f**king hell the overreaction to it is mental. Kids will make mistakes, I remember an ill-disciplined young Steven Gerrard not too long ago. Kids will always make mistakes, even the ones that go onto the best of their generation - some days you get lucky and avoid punishment and some days you don't. Some of our experienced lads still could have bailed us out today but they didn't turn up either.

      Your post is bollocks actually.

      If it wasn’t for Jones then they don’t get a corner in the first place. Allardyce teams can’t play football and they’re known for their threat on set pieces, I’m 99.999% certain klopp and his staff would have warned his players of this pre match and they would have been under strict orders not to give any unnecessary set pieces away. 

      They did pose little threat. They had 3 shots and 20% possession. They had a fairly decent chance in the one you’re referring to but I still didn’t feel like they were ever going to score unless we made a mistake.

      Yeah our senior players huffed and puffed today. That happens. They aren’t going to score 3, 4, 5 goals every week. But the difference is, what Jones did could have easily been prevented. It was just sheer stupidity on his part. Over playing in a dangerous area. It’s ridiculous. I can tell from your comments you have never played football, or certainly not to a decent level, because trust me that is something you are taught at a very, very early age. It’s proper basic football.

      Nobody is over reacting to it. People are just saying it how it is. He made a mistake that was easily preventable which cost us two points today. I’m not saying f**king sell the lad I’m just saying how it f**king is but you get blokes on forums who just for whatever reason will defend these type of situations until they’re blue in the face, even if they’re clearly f**king wrong, which you are. 
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      Reply #191: Dec 27, 2020 11:59:58 pm
      Your post is bollocks actually.

      If it wasn’t for Jones then they don’t get a corner in the first place. Allardyce teams can’t play football and they’re known for their threat on set pieces, I’m 99.999% certain klopp and his staff would have warned his players of this pre match and they would have been under strict orders not to give any unnecessary set pieces away. 

      They did pose little threat. They had 3 shots and 20% possession. They had a fairly decent chance in the one you’re referring to but I still didn’t feel like they were ever going to score unless we made a mistake.

      Yeah our senior players huffed and puffed today. That happens. They aren’t going to score 3, 4, 5 goals every week. But the difference is, what Jones did could have easily been prevented. It was just sheer stupidity on his part. Over playing in a dangerous area. It’s ridiculous. I can tell from your comments you have never played football, or certainly not to a decent level, because trust me that is something you are taught at a very, very early age. It’s proper basic football.

      Nobody is over reacting to it. People are just saying it how it is. He made a mistake that was easily preventable which cost us two points today. I’m not saying f**king sell the lad I’m just saying how it f**king is but you get blokes on forums who just for whatever reason will defend these type of situations until they’re blue in the face, even if they’re clearly f**king wrong, which you are. 


      A chance to have a debate and you decide to act a c**t with snidey comments, not surprised to be fair.

      You can tell from my comments I've never played 'or certainly not to a decent level'. I'm sorry since when did you have to have an opinion on here? No I haven't played Premier League football but I have watched the game for over 30 years so I'm entitled to a f**king opinion without having the likes of you acting all high and mighty over me. I'm sure your next comment will be how you can tell I've not been to Anfield for a few years so my opinion counts for less than yours.

      You're taught several things from a young age at football but they still happen at the top level - not keeping your head down when you've got a chance, not passing across the goal etc.. How can you say our senior players 'huffed and puffed and that it happens' but when I say a kid makes a mistake 'that happens' you just dismiss it and want to solely blame him for dropped points? He fu**ed up today but it's just not fair to say he was solely responsible. There were opportunities to deal with his error straight after and we didn't and there was ample opportunity for the rest of the team to generally play better and have us more than a goal up against f**king West Brom by the 80th minute when the error happened. What about the boss? He'd seen Jones be a bit ropey, holding on the ball too long all game so why didn't he take him off? Or was it Jones' fault he didn't ask Jürgen to take him off?

      Anyway, I'm going to leave it at that and stick you on ignore before I get myself in trouble.
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      Reply #192: Dec 28, 2020 12:36:22 am
      A chance to have a debate and you decide to act a c**t with snidey comments, not surprised to be fair.

      You can tell from my comments I've never played 'or certainly not to a decent level'. I'm sorry since when did you have to have an opinion on here? No I haven't played Premier League football but I have watched the game for over 30 years so I'm entitled to a f**king opinion without having the likes of you acting all high and mighty over me. I'm sure your next comment will be how you can tell I've not been to Anfield for a few years so my opinion counts for less than yours.

      You're taught several things from a young age at football but they still happen at the top level - not keeping your head down when you've got a chance, not passing across the goal etc.. How can you say our senior players 'huffed and puffed and that it happens' but when I say a kid makes a mistake 'that happens' you just dismiss it and want to solely blame him for dropped points? He fu**ed up today but it's just not fair to say he was solely responsible. There were opportunities to deal with his error straight after and we didn't and there was ample opportunity for the rest of the team to generally play better and have us more than a goal up against f**king West Brom by the 80th minute when the error happened. What about the boss? He'd seen Jones be a bit ropey, holding on the ball too long all game so why didn't he take him off? Or was it Jones' fault he didn't ask Jürgen to take him off?

      Anyway, I'm going to leave it at that and stick you on ignore before I get myself in trouble.

      Spot on made a mistake and was punished but not sure Rhys Williams covered himself in glory for the goal and for the other chance they had.  Why ? Because they are to a certain extent out of their depth who would have thought Williams and to a lesser extent Jones would of played so many minutes I had never even really heard of Williams. 
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      Re: Curtis Jones Player Thread
      Reply #193: Dec 28, 2020 12:40:06 am
      Curtis is a great prospect still in the early days of learning his trade. He's playing far more football than he or Klopp expected him to. Not his best game today but for the most part he has played really well so far.

      Anyone giving the kid a hard time after one poor performance can get fu**ed.
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      Reply #194: Dec 28, 2020 10:05:44 am
      Too many having a dig at the young lads, when truth be told there were plenty of senior players that were simply sh*te on the day, first half we battered them, 82% possession, on a good day 82% possession usually means a sh*t load of goals, but against the bus Parker’s it means very little, especially when penetration is so difficult,
      We had one of those games where we just weren’t at it, we were off the pace, played at a slow tempo, side to side passing, lacked those darting runs into space, those defence splitters we’re used to seeing, we had very little room to move because of their tactics, we needed more creativity, especially that second half where along with more pace I was screaming out for,
      Jürgen has to do more than just stick with one game plan, a game plan that was clearly not working, sometimes being so persistent doesn’t work, you have to change things, why wasn’t Shaq/Minamino  or both not thrown on last 15 or so, just to change the dynamic, make them think of or do something else ?

      I’m not too concerned though, we do this every season, we have a game or two where we just kind of brain freeze and not perform, i expect to see a reaction against Newcastle, those players know that that wasn’t good enough,
      and I do expect us to get a new shiny CB in January, it’s a necessity now, if it wasn’t before, we can’t just simply make do, short term maybe, but long term we will get found out, we can’t rely on inexperienced young lads to fill a void and expect them not to make errors, we need at least one CB, one who can hit the ground running and as good as we have already if not better, and we need him ASAP!



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      Reply #195: Dec 28, 2020 10:12:19 am
      It happens all players make errors irrespective of age. Nothing to worry about they are only human.
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      Reply #196: Dec 28, 2020 12:34:11 pm
      A chance to have a debate and you decide to act a c**t with snidey comments, not surprised to be fair.

      You can tell from my comments I've never played 'or certainly not to a decent level'. I'm sorry since when did you have to have an opinion on here? No I haven't played Premier League football but I have watched the game for over 30 years so I'm entitled to a f**king opinion without having the likes of you acting all high and mighty over me. I'm sure your next comment will be how you can tell I've not been to Anfield for a few years so my opinion counts for less than yours.

      You're taught several things from a young age at football but they still happen at the top level - not keeping your head down when you've got a chance, not passing across the goal etc.. How can you say our senior players 'huffed and puffed and that it happens' but when I say a kid makes a mistake 'that happens' you just dismiss it and want to solely blame him for dropped points? He fu**ed up today but it's just not fair to say he was solely responsible. There were opportunities to deal with his error straight after and we didn't and there was ample opportunity for the rest of the team to generally play better and have us more than a goal up against f**king West Brom by the 80th minute when the error happened. What about the boss? He'd seen Jones be a bit ropey, holding on the ball too long all game so why didn't he take him off? Or was it Jones' fault he didn't ask Jürgen to take him off?

      Anyway, I'm going to leave it at that and stick you on ignore before I get myself in trouble.

      You’re not surprised to be fair? I don’t even know who you are and I’m pretty sure we’ve never spoken or debated in the past, so I doubt you know who I am. I barely post on the forum nowadays and haven’t for a couple of years. So I don’t know what that’s supposed to mean.

      You say it was an opportunity to debate but your first line was ‘absolutely bollocks’ so what the f**k do you expect?

      You’re missing the whole point. I’m not disagreeing with you in that our senior players were poor. The whole team was. But what Jones did was easily preventable and you don’t over play on the edge of your box. It’s simple, basic football. Proper school boy stuff that. Yes you can have an opinion despite what level of football you’ve played but I’ll tell you that you’re f**king wrong when you say my post was ‘absolute bollocks’ when not a word I’ve said was incorrect in any way. As I said, if my f**king ten year old did what Jones did in one of his games then he would have got a talking to. But even he knows better.

      Why do you keep saying we should have defended the corner? Why should we? Defending set pieces isn’t a particular strength of ours and we didn’t have any senior cbs on the pitch. So why should we instantly defend the corner as if it’s a given? We wouldn’t have had a corner to defend in the first place if it wasn’t for Jones. He gave wba an opportunity to bring their big men up and put a ball into the box and we got punished for it.

      I don’t know what it is with some fully grown men but you come onto a football forum and you discuss the match and say things how they are and they react like little children. Do you think it makes you more of a fan or something? That you will defend things none stop even if you’re wrong?

      Jones made a big error yesterday and wba scored from it. That’s it. It’s not the end of the f**king world. But people will discuss it and say it how it is and you get blurts denying it happened to save their super fan status. Grow up.


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      Re: Curtis Jones Player Thread
      Reply #197: Dec 28, 2020 01:26:29 pm
      So Jones made an error....WGAF?

      The kid has been mostly great at 19 years old starting for the best club in the world. I suppose I’ll forgive him an odd error here and there, especially when there were senior players that are paid more and have more expected of them that played like hot garbage.

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      Reply #198: Dec 28, 2020 01:37:42 pm
      So Jones made an error....WGAF?

      I don’t know what it is with some fully grown men but you come onto a football forum and you discuss the match and say things how they are and they react like little children. Do you think it makes you more of a fan or something? That you will defend things none stop even if you’re wrong?

      It’s weird.
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      Re: Curtis Jones Player Thread
      Reply #199: Dec 28, 2020 01:42:03 pm
      Every player on the field bears responsibility for the final result!!
      If those short sighted blame merchants want to point a finger why not Alisson who fumbled their equaliser?

      Do you think the manager would make such negative observations about any one LFC player?
      Give your arse a chance but most of all give the 19 year old lad a chance with his blossoming LFC apprenticeship.

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