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The Burning Question

Are you ok with what it would cost to land Virgil Van Dyke?

Jun 05 2017 08:35 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk has uttered the six worst words in the English language (© Bill Kenwright) and told City and Chelsea “I want to play for Liverpool”. A reported salary of 200k a week has been agreed and all that remains is for the Reds to strike a deal with Southampton, who are holding out for a fee of up to £60m. So, is it too much, or does it not matter?

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Would you swap our season for Arsenal's or United's?

May 31 2017 11:10 AM | tlw content in The Burning Question

The Reds finished above both Arsenal and Manchester United this season and secured a place in the top four for only the second time in eight years. Arsenal and United both lifted silverware though, with Jose Mourinho's side also claiming a place in the CL for next season as a result of that. We asked three of our writers whose season they'd rather have had...



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“Is it essential that we strengthen in January, and if so what do we need?"

Jan 13 2017 10:50 AM | tlw content in The Burning Question

We're midway through the January transfer window and the Reds are yet to make any move to strengthen the squad. With the title a genuine possibility this season, does Jurgen Klopp need to be bold and add to his squad now rather than wait until the summer? We asked three of our writers if we need additions to the squad and, if so, in what positions...

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"What did you make of John Henry's comments on Anfield redevelopment?"

Sep 29 2016 08:30 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

“I don't know if there is a next step because ticket prices are an issue in England. That may foreclose further expansion. We'll have to see.”
Is that a threat, John? Sure sounds like it. Three of our writers react to JWH's latest comments, and unsurprisingly, they aren't happy... 

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How do you grade our summer dealings?

Sep 02 2016 05:15 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

The summer transfer window is done for another year and the Reds were certainly active, with seven players arriving and seemingly a couple of hundred departing. While other clubs were spending their TV cash windfall like drunken sailors, Liverpool have somehow made a profit. Is that good or bad? Three of our writers share their thoughts on a contentious summer...

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Where will we finish?

Aug 11 2016 11:20 AM | tlw content in The Burning Question

There has been plenty of activity at Anfield this summer but will it be enough to overhaul the seven teams who finished above the Reds last year, or indeed be enough to stay ahead of some of the sides who finished beneath Jurgen Klopp's men? Five of our writers make their predictions...

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Are you happy about Sadio Mané?

Jun 29 2016 01:05 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

After missing out on number one target Mario Gotze, Liverpool reverted back to the tried and trusted method of "come on lads, let's go shopping at St Marys". Sadio Mané this week became the fifth recruit from Southampton in two years and also the third most expensive signing in club history. Is it good business? Three of our writers weigh in...

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Joel Matip is coming, so who makes way?

Feb 16 2016 01:05 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

The Reds this week confirmed the Bosman signing of Cameroon international centre back Joel Matip from Schalke. He'll arrive this summer, but with four senior central defenders already vying for two places, surely something has to give. We asked three of our writers who will make way for Matip...

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Should we go back to two up front?

Sep 10 2015 12:10 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

Despite heavy investment in forwards over the summer, the Reds have found the net just twice in their opening four games and last year's goalscoring problems show no sign of ending. Is it time then for Brendan Rodgers to stop this lone striker nonsense and go back to playing two up top? Three of our writers discuss...

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What's going on with Sakho?

Aug 22 2015 02:50 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

It's been a strange week for Mamadou Sakho. The subject of offers from Roma and Bayer Leverkusen, left out of the 18 man squad in favour of Kolo Toure and then offered a new 100k a week contract extension. Just what the hell is going on? Three of our writers discuss what is an increasingly odd situation...

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Where will we finish?

Aug 06 2015 02:30 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

The new season is upon us and the Reds begin where they left off, with a trip to the Britannia. Hopefully the outcome will be different this time, both in terms of the individual fixture and the season as a whole. Having been granted a stay of execution the top four is the goal for Brendan this year, but will he get there? Ten of our writers make their predictions, and we want your vote too...


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Are you happy about Benteke?

Jul 17 2015 08:30 AM | tlw content in The Burning Question

The Christian Benteke saga looks to be nearing it's conclusion after the Reds activated his release clause by agreeing to pay Aston Villa a whopping £32.5m for the big Belgian. The news hasn't been met with universal approval amongst the fans so we asked three of our contributors for their view on what will be the second most expensive signing in club history should the deal go through...

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If you could sign anyone outside of the top four, who would it be?

Jun 22 2015 10:30 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

The days of the Reds shopping in Harrods appear to be over. Hell, even Marks & Spencers might be wishful thinking at the moment, but you can still pick up a good deal at Asda or Morrisons. Brendan likes shopping in the Premier League, so if, hypothetically, you had your pick of any player from a club outside of the top four, who would you go for? Three of our writers - reluctantly - took the challenge and here's what they came up with...

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"Who replaces Sturridge against Villa?"

Sep 10 2014 07:30 AM | tlw content in The Burning Question

With Daniel Sturridge facing a few weeks on the sidelines after once again being "Hodged", Brendan Rodgers has a decision to make as to how to replace him. A like for like replacement with the same system that worked against Spurs, or a switch back to 4-3-3 and an attacking midfielder coming in? Three of our contributors have their say. . .

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"If Victor Valdes joins, will he be number one?"

Sep 06 2014 09:20 AM | tlw content in The Burning Question

Liverpool's summer long search for an upgrade on back keeper Brad Jones took an unexpected twist recently when former Barcelona number one Victor Valdes emerged as a target. Reports suggest a deal has been struck with the much decorated Spaniard, and will be finalised once he has proved his fitness following a serious knee injury. The question is, will Valdes be coming to provide back up/competition or to replace Simon Mignolet? Three of our writers discuss...

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"Balotelli - Are you on board?"

Aug 21 2014 07:55 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

On August 3 Brendan Rodgers stated: “I can categorically tell you Mario Balotelli will not be at Liverpool”. Fast forward three weeks and here we are, with the unpredictable Italian on the brink of a move to Anfield for what looks like a bargain £16m. Opinion among the fanbase is split, so we asked three of our regular writers for their thoughts...

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Bony, Remy or someone else?

Jul 18 2014 10:30 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

The sale of Luis Suarez coupled with the return of Champions League football and the massive increase in TV means the Reds are in the unusual position of being absolutely loaded this summer. The loss of Suarez means Rodgers is now a striker light and several names have been linked, specifically Loic Remy and Wilfried Bony. Four of our writers share their thoughts on who they'd prefer. . .



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Rickie Lambert - Are you on board with it?

May 29 2014 11:05 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

The Reds have been linked with all manner of players so far this summer, but no-one seemed to have a clue that Southampton's Scouse striker Rickie Lambert was on Brendan Rodgers' shopping list. A deal for the 32 year old is said to be close, with some reports suggesting he'll have a medical following England's friendly on Friday night. Smart move or underwhelming? Three TLW writers give their verdict...

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Would you take Mascherano back?

May 14 2014 04:25 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

In August 2010 Javier Mascherano left Anfield somewhat under a cloud amidst rumours he had refused to play in a game at Manchester City in order to force through a move to Barcelona. 'Homesickness' was cited as his main reason for wanting out, but according to reports in Spain this week he's now set to leave Camp Nou this summer and favours a move back to Merseyside over a reunion with Rafa Benitez at Napoli. Should we take him back? Three of our top writers give us their view...

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Should Glen Johnson get a new contract?

Feb 28 2014 09:20 AM | tlw content in The Burning Question

With just a year and a bit remaining on his current deal, Liverpool have a decision to make on Glen Johnson this summer. Do they offer him a new deal on his existing terms, try to convince him to sign for less money, move him on for whatever they can get or perhaps let him see out the final year of his current deal before testing the free agent market? Three TLW contributors share their thoughts...

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