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      Joao Felix (Benfica)

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      TheleftpegofRayKennedy
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      Re: Joao Felix (Benfica)
      Reply #25: Jan 20, 2019 07:20:54 pm
      Don’t know about this Felix lad but there’s a top Portuguese lad at Wolves who’d grace our club. Neves?
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      Reply #26: Jan 20, 2019 07:32:17 pm
      Klopp was keen on Keita too, look how that's turned out so far ;-)

      Hate statements like this!
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      Reply #27: Jan 21, 2019 02:21:45 am
      Don’t know about this Felix lad but there’s a top Portuguese lad at Wolves who’d grace our club. Neves?

      Was thinking the same mate....watching that thru ball he did that split the 2 Leicester defenders and his long range shots reminds me a bit of Xabi Alonso.

      Could we get him, would someone like him interest Jürgen and what would be his cost?
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      Re: Joao Felix (Benfica)
      Reply #28: Jan 21, 2019 06:57:32 am
      I don't think we've made a €70m bid because that's an insane amount of money for a 19 year old and I couldn't see Benfica rejecting that sort of money?!

      But I do totally believe that we might be interested, he's a great prospect, broke into the team recently and already looks like their best player.

      Lazar blablabla Markovic, can you guys be any more predictable? If you know nothing about a player you can just say so, it's not required that you pass on your opinion on everything, baffling as this might sound to your ego! Benfica sold us Markovic, but they also sold Bernardo Silva to Monaco, and plenty other great players to different teams.

      He would not be the first teenager we have paid a record fee for,I refer to Alun Evans and there have been others.
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      Reply #29: Jan 21, 2019 07:20:58 am
      If we tabled a bid, then I feel all the scouting/coaching department see something truly special in this kid.

      Dare I say it, same thing Utd did for Cristiano ....
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      Reply #30: Jan 21, 2019 08:48:08 am
      Don’t know about this Felix lad but there’s a top Portuguese lad at Wolves who’d grace our club. Neves?

      Neves is decent, but he isn't better than Fabinho.
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      Reply #31: Jan 21, 2019 08:51:30 am
      Neves is decent, but he isn't better than Fabinho.

      Different players arent they?
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      Reply #32: Jan 21, 2019 09:05:18 am

      Maybe in roles, but both play in the same position (deeper) and I would prefer to have a play maker who would play higher up the pitch.
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      Reply #33: Jan 21, 2019 06:51:41 pm
      I reckon it’s bollocks the fee of €70m. We wouldn’t take that kind of risk unless there were a damn sight more evidence he was worth it. A season or two at least. He’s played what 8 first team games? It would be like us doing what Barcelona did with Dembele. F**k that!
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      Reply #34: Jan 21, 2019 07:01:23 pm

      They are.

      I'd have Neves here in a heartbeat. He's something different form what we have in midfield for me with a bit of an eye for goal especially from distance.
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      Reply #35: Jan 23, 2019 09:17:19 am
      If we tabled a bid, then I feel all the scouting/coaching department see something truly special in this kid.

      Dare I say it, same thing Utd did for Cristiano ....

      Hmmmm!! Ronaldo and Ricardo Quresma was both offered to us for 12 million and Gerald H turned it down the year b4 Ronaldo went to manure
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      Reply #36: Jan 23, 2019 01:38:22 pm
      Don’t know about this Felix lad but there’s a top Portuguese lad at Wolves who’d grace our club. Neves?
      I too am very knee on Neves, but why not go for both...?

      Milner is getting on, Lallana has no end product to his game, Henderson average...

      We should be looking to move these players on...

      I believe some supporters get to sentimental about players. Milner,Henderson, and Lallana were good signings some five or seven years back, but now...?

      City would not sit still if they had these players so why should LFC...?
      City has quality all the way through out thier team. If they make a sub' what that sub' brings to the game maybe different but the quality is still there. We make a sub and the quality drops off...

      We should always be looking to sign better than we already have in all position and the players they coming for then becomes a squad player. That is how we improve the team. Simplistic I know, but the truth all the same
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      Reply #37: Jan 23, 2019 01:44:25 pm
      I don't think we've made a €70m bid because that's an insane amount of money for a 19 year old and I couldn't see Benfica rejecting that sort of money?!

      But I do totally believe that we might be interested, he's a great prospect, broke into the team recently and already looks like their best player.

      Lazar blablabla Markovic, can you guys be any more predictable? If you know nothing about a player you can just say so, it's not required that you pass on your opinion on everything, baffling as this might sound to your ego! Benfica sold us Markovic, but they also sold Bernardo Silva to Monaco, and plenty other great players to different teams.

      nuff said
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      Reply #38: Jan 24, 2019 02:19:09 pm
      I too am very knee on Neves, but why not go for both...?

      I believe some supporters get to sentimental about players. Milner,Henderson, and Lallana were good signings some five or seven years back, but now...?


      Completely agree on Lallana and Hendo, not Liverpool quality anymore. Fab and Keita should be regulars and I'm a little annoyed that Keita isn't given more game time, he just needs games to come up to speed. Otherwise he's quality. I think we should replace Hendo and Lallana with 1 quality holding midfielder in the summer. Bearing in mind Ox will be back and with Gini and Shaqiri, we'll have enough depth and quality in midfield.

      The only one I don't agree with is Milner, I think he has a lot to offer in terms of his versatility in different positions, that's gold dust when you're struggling with multiple injuries. His experience is also very valuable for guiding younger players, especially in pressure cooker games to help keep calm heads. He's getting on a bit, but his input is more than just a midfielder.

      Otherwise agree mate, we need to shed the sentimentality and start replacing better than average players with Liverpool quality in the summer. We're only 1 or 2 players off that I reckon.
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      Re: Joao Felix (Benfica)
      Reply #39: Jan 29, 2019 08:23:26 pm
      One goal and one great assist tonight. This guy looks really special.
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      Reply #40: Jan 29, 2019 09:01:49 pm
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      Reply #41: Jan 29, 2019 10:12:54 pm

      was a good match, had one eye on this match and the other on the city match. the lad looks like he might have a great future
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      Reply #42: Jan 30, 2019 05:29:00 pm
      In BBC gossip, talkssport are linking this lad with scum.
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      Re: Joao Felix (Benfica)
      Reply #43: Feb 03, 2019 08:06:25 pm
      Scored twice against Sporting today, one goal stood and the other was ruled out by VAR. Also suffered a penalty as Benfica beat their rivals by 4-2.

      This boy is special, really special.
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      Reply #44: Feb 03, 2019 09:03:27 pm
      Scored twice against Sporting today, one goal stood and the other was ruled out by VAR. Also suffered a penalty as Benfica beat their rivals by 4-2.

      This boy is special, really special.

      What type of player is he, and is he more a central midfielder or attacking one?
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      Reply #45: Feb 03, 2019 09:06:40 pm
      I've seen him play a couple of times for Benfica, but he does look like something else, even if the Portuguese league isn't anything special. I've seen him play more centrally and also on the left side. Not sure what his best position might be, but what is impressive about him is his ability on the ball, his movement, the way he's comfortable in crowded areas, especially for a 19 year old. And he's also been scoring for them in the few chances he's had so far. He's only recently broken into the first team so I find that €70m rumour hard to believe, but he's by far their most exciting player. Smart, very good technically, brave on the ball. I could see Klopp being interested

      Just found your post :D
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      Re: Joao Felix (Benfica)
      Reply #46: Feb 03, 2019 10:01:47 pm
      Scored twice against Sporting today, one goal stood and the other was ruled out by VAR. Also suffered a penalty as Benfica beat their rivals by 4-2.

      This boy is special, really special.

      So he scored once ;).

      Seriously though, it really helps having someone who watches him play, personally I’ve never heard of him until this, expect that’s the same with a lot of people so it’s good getting your insight on the player. If he’s as good as you say he is, then hopefully we don’t pass him by.

      What’s his work rate like? Aside from having potential, does he look like he’d have the work rate that is expected from Klopp?
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      Reply #47: Feb 03, 2019 10:08:06 pm
      What type of player is he, and is he more a central midfielder or attacking one?


      Haha! Lately he's been playing more as a forward than as midfielder actually, he has a big tall striker alongside him in Seferovic who's really mediocre to be honest, but João Félix despite his age makes Seferovic look like a much better player. I don't watch every Benfica match so I'm no expert, but he seems to be intelligent enough to play in a variety of attacking positions, and despite not being that tall he's even scored a couple of headers in his short career so far. What I find most impressive for someone so young is the way he sees the game and knows how to keep it simple sometimes, differently to some kids who try too hard.

      So he scored once ;).

      Seriously though, it really helps having someone who watches him play, personally I’ve never heard of him until this, expect that’s the same with a lot of people so it’s good getting your insight on the player. If he’s as good as you say he is, then hopefully we don’t pass him by.

      What’s his work rate like? Aside from having potential, does he look like he’d have the work rate that is expected from Klopp?

      Haha yeah but the goal that was ruled out was probably a better finish from outside the box which was quite impressive, but ended up being ruled out due to a foul in the play leading up to it.

      He's only been a starter for a short period but every time I watch him he looks seriously impressive. As for his work-rate, it seems good enough for me but the Portuguese league isn't exactly the most demanding of leagues for a Benfica player. I think he's intelligent enough to adapt though and work hard.

      On Wednesday I'll be at the Estádio da Luz to watch Benfica vs Sporting (they play again but this time for the Cup), hopefully he'll start and I'll get to have a better look at his movement in the stadium

      His goal disallowed by VAR: https://streamable.com/2t2z1
      His actual goal: https://streamja.com/OmKb
      The penalty he suffered (then scored by Pizzi): https://streamja.com/OmK7
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      Reply #48: Feb 07, 2019 12:28:57 pm
      Watched him live last night, the game itself wasn't great and he was upfront with Seferovic, he wasn't as lively or as involved as he had been in the league game on the weekend, but he still looks a level above every time he has the ball. And even not at his best, he did play a big part in Benfica's 2nd goal, which was awarded as an own goal to former LFC man Tiago Ilori :D

      https://streamja.com/rWPe

      And another player I'm a fan of scored a great free kick last night, Bruno Fernandes for Sporting: https://streamja.com/jA0o

      Bruno is way too good for Sporting, his talent is wasted there.
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      Reply #49: Feb 07, 2019 12:51:50 pm
      Watched him live last night, the game itself wasn't great and he was upfront with Seferovic, he wasn't as lively or as involved as he had been in the league game on the weekend, but he still looks a level above every time he has the ball. And even not at his best, he did play a big part in Benfica's 2nd goal, which was awarded as an own goal to former LFC man Tiago Ilori :D

      https://streamja.com/rWPe

      And another player I'm a fan of scored a great free kick last night, Bruno Fernandes for Sporting: https://streamja.com/jA0o

      Bruno is way too good for Sporting, his talent is wasted there.

      Still haven’t watched anything but clips of the kid but I’m a massive fan of Fernandes.

      You think he’d hack the physicality / Helter Skelter of the Prem?

      I know he’s played in Serie A bit that’s a much more measured pace.

      I think he would personally.

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