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Official Liverpool FC Thread @ The Phins

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Paul 13, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    Is today the end of our European run? I'm not feeling confident with Adrian in for Alisson. Look at how many saves Alisson had when we played Barca last year needing all those goals ourselves to come from behind. This time, we're only down one goal, but if Athleti score, that'll be one more goal we have to score (we'll need to win by two goals at the least). And Adrian hasn't exactly bathed himself in glory since he's been filling in (this time around). Unlike early in the season where he was at least serviceable.

    Memo... We need a quality backup keeper this summer.
     
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    ****ing hate being right. I'm going to forget that game... I'm actually going to be myopic and believe we won it after Firmino scored.
     
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    Missing everyone.
     
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    Congrats all! It really does suck that we can't celebrate properly... I think back to last year and what the celebration would have been like had City lost on that last Sunday of the season. That crowd at Anfield went nuts when their opponent scored the first goal. It would have gone something like that. So anyway, here's some videos of the celebrations:











    https://twitter.com/carlmarkham/status/1276315158483292160

    None of it would have been possible without Jurgen Klopp. Without him, there'd be no Alisson or Virgil. And without them, there'd be no league title. I truly hope he stays for a very long time and it's a true dynasty.
     
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    Also loved Jurgen getting choked up on his interview. Beautiful.
     
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    Great stuff yesterday. Hated that the fans could not be in the stadium; saw some of those celebration videos.

    But I love Klopp so much; just an amazing manager; and so many players on this team - Alexander Arnold, Van Dijk, Salah, Firminho, Allison ... really, the whole team.

    Really happy they beat Chelsea. I can't stand Chelsea b/c of Abramovic - who is a Russian Oligarch and was one of around 20 appointed to head Russian industry after the fall of communism. He's also a Putin crony. Chelsea and Man City, after they got off charges partly based on an absurd "statue of limitations" ruling (it's not like it was 15 years ago, it was 5 and the appeal process bumped it further). I don't want either of those clubs to be in the UCL. Now if Chelsea can lose to the Wolves and Leicester can pull off a draw, most will be right with the world. ;)

    But, this has been such an amazing team to watch the past three seasons. And love the roster, other than R FB; I think they have to find a strong defender in the transfer market to pair with Van Dijk.
     
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    Liverpool signed Greece defender, Kostas Tsimikas. Good signing but he's a wing defender.

    https://www.espn.com/soccer/liverpo...eece-defender-kostas-tsimikas-from-olympiakos

    The defender they really need to sign is a center back to pair with Van Dijk.

    I can't believe that Man City is likely to sign Koulibaly. That would lock up the EPL imo. Liverpool is the team that needs to sign him. He would be the perfect match with Van Dijk. That would make their center defense so impenetrable with Allison.

    I think Liverpool will struggle to win anything next year if they don't get another defender and/or an offensive, passing mid-fielder who can set up the front 3.
     
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    As much as I like Koulibaly, Diego Carlos would be quite an addition. His offensive skills might be a big complement to Van Dijk and he is a physical and aggressive player. The opposite of Joe Gomez. Costly at 68 million pounds. But would solidify the weakest spot on the team. Add a young offensive midfielder - maybe one that can occasionally sub for the one of the front 3 - at a low price and I would be pretty happy.
     
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    I haven't seen many highlights of Kostas T defending, only attacking, so the jury will be out for me and whether he's a good signing or not until I can see him defend. is he Robbo... or more like Alberto Moreno?

    The last 36 hours have been glorious... to see Barca throttled 8 to 2... with Coutinho topping it off was one thing... but to then see City lose today, that was just sublime. Sterling missing that sitter. What a miss!!!! Bayern is looking really strong, so I'd expect them to win it all now. The other three teams are really not a match with them.

    As for summer signings... I'm awaiting a 3rd CB to replace Lovren, a backup keeper not named Adrian or Karius (he's back with the team currently!), if Origi leaves, we need another striker. Now, the hot rumor is Thiago from Bayern . Would be a hell of a get. He's more of a straight up MFer who may be a replacement to Gini if he goes out (or doesn't sign, he's in his last year like Thiago). I would like another striker with speed... especially if Shaq and Origi leave. I don't want Shaq to leave. I'm up in the air on Origi now, I used to love him.
     
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    Great goals by Salah. Might have been a goal without the hand ball but he created the penalty and then made it!!

    and another great great goal on his second!

    I’ve been saying for over a year that Liverpool needs a strong CB to pair with Van Dijk. This first game shows the weakness of Joe Gomez. I know Alexander-Arnold got beat, but that’s where a great CB needs to make a play. Gomez was slow getting back. This is a real weakness against clubs like Man City and if the front 3 are not clicking on all cylinders... they are in trouble.

    And. Terrible mistake by Van Dijk.

    Diego Carlos is the guy they should have gone after. Carlos has speed. Is a great defender and offensive skills. Only 27. Perfect complement to Van Dijk. Ideally, Carlos and Thiago would be a perfect situation. But that’s a bit of a pipe dream (unless they sell Keita or Winaldum).

    And I just don’t see how or why Liverpool don’t have the money that other clubs (Chelsea, et al) have. They have won the two biggest club titles in football the past two years and are at peak popularity. I get that all teams are down on money but they should have as much to spend as anyone else!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing, and there was a really nice breakdown of what the club spending strategy has been posted thru twitter, I've linked it all up above. It's a great read if you have the time. Essentially the club is running their financials differently than a ManC/ManU/Chelsea. They don't leverage loans to make the team better. It's run more like a business than a "sports franchise." As the owners are the same group that owns the Boston Red Sox, I'm curious if their strategy is the same? I'm not into baseball so I don't know. But the Red Sox have let some big players leave and not give them the big contracts. That Mookie Betts is an example. I wonder if their balance sheet is built the same way. Certainly LFC is in no danger of getting hit with a financial fair play notice :lol:
     
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    great twitter quotes!!! Fantastic info.

    This is very much how the Red Sox are run. But I think they are going to hurt themselves in the EPL this way.

    especially as the stars age out. It’s a bit different in MLB Because they have a farm system and drafting of young players, which can give some more predictability in terms of future stardom then the player development system within Liverpool itself. And just looking at the team you can see that several Liverpool stars are foreign players and not part of their own system. I think they would have been wise to spend on players like Carlos and Thiago, and that would have really helped their opportunities to win again this year, either the EPL or champions league. As well as set themselves up for a solid base the next 3-4 years as some others (Salah or Mane or Winaldum et al) can be sold of younger players emerge.
     
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    What a fantastic day!! Thiago AND Jota. Thiago was a saga that took a while but its going to be great for our depth in the MF. Its a good problem to have, deciding who to play on a given day.

    Jota came out of nowhere. We were interested in Traore earlier but i reckon hes just too expensive and would want to play more than Jota. Jota is a better fit that way. Plus he seems more like a Werner to me. He can really accelerate on the ball. And can hit the goal with either foot. Really checks all the boxes. And with Hoever going in return, looking at the money, it seems the first year net, we are actually getting money from Wolves in the deal as its spread over four years.

    a very nice day full of surprises. And i reckon we are not done just yet. Looking at a third CB in the Turkish Kaban. Just 20 and comes from a German side. Sounds great.
     
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    terrible day yesterday. VAR killing the game. I've never wanted to see a negative test come back so much than on VVD's knee. I'm expecting the worst of course. And with it, I don't see how LFC finishes top 4, let alone repeats. Very depressed.
     

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