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One player from our past to help us to success in the next seven (hopefully) games?

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#1 Fowler1972


Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:41 PM

We win our next seven games and I think we’ll all be reasonably content. If you could bring back one former red, while they were in their prime, to help us over the line who would it be?

Probably easy to say KMD, as our greatest ever player, but is his position where strengthening is required right now!
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#2 Biscao


Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:43 PM

Gerrard would do. Or Souness.

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#3 Clarence


Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:43 PM


Played the modern game
Improves the midfield no end
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Oh there they go. There they go, every time I start talkin 'bout boxing, a white man got to pull Rocky Marciano out their ass. That's their one, that's their one. Rocky Marciano. Rocky Marciano. Let me tell you something once and for all. Rocky Marciano was good, but compared to Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano ain't shit. 

#4 Trumo


Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:44 PM

I'll find a place for John Barnes in any Liverpool XI. In the current one, I'd probably put him in place of Mane.

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#5 Red House

Red House

Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:59 PM

Gerrard would do. Or Souness.

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#6 Stickman


Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:01 PM

Hansen....Imagine him and Van Djik at the back?
As brilliant as it would be getting Barnes, Suarez or Gerrard back would it make us any more dangerous going forward .....Maybe but I'd still rather have another top top class centre half.
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#7 dockers_strike


Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:02 PM

Gerrard would do. Or Souness.


My thoughts exactly. If I had to choose I would say Stevie as he had more goals inhim than Souey.

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#8 aRdja


Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:02 PM

1. Luis Suarez
2. Steven Gerrard
3. Xabi Alonso
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#9 G Richards

G Richards

Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:03 PM

The weakest part of the current team is the midfield. So to my eyes we are looking for a midfielder. We’ve had some cracking players over the years but I would have to give the nod to Stevie. He can do the lot in midfield, whatever the game called for.
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"In him was life, and that life was the light of men." (John 1:4)

#10 Fowler1972


Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:05 PM


Yes, one from these two would probably be my choice as well.

There is an argument for another centre half to play alongside VVD (Hansen or Lawrenson probably) or Clemence for the nets.

If pushed I’ll go for Souness. His particular leadership qualities plus greater discipline in the defensive side of a midfielders game just edges it over Stevie for the games we have left. I’m not saying Souness was a better player overall, just thinking about the games left and what might be needed.
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#11 El Rojo

El Rojo

Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:09 PM

Gerrard, as the other, older candidates were effectively playing another sport.

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#12 Barnesey


Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:10 PM

Stevie or Xabi; whilst the rest of the team may be improved marginally, either of these two would markedly improve matters

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#13 sir roger

sir roger

Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:18 PM

One slight problem we still have are poor corners, so Aspas for me.

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#14 Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer

Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:21 PM

Souness just in time for Rome.
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The future is unwritten.

#15 Jairzinho


Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:28 PM

Lucas Leiva.

Proved last night he can shut them out.
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#16 Ronnie Whelan

Ronnie Whelan

Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:34 PM

Xabi was a top class player, as was Stevie. However, Souness was different class. He wouldn't just have been a candidate for a world eleven, he would have been one of the first four or five names on the team sheet.


He soured his legacy somewhat as a manager, but after reading his book last week, I sympathised a little bit more. He inherited some fantastic players like Barnes, Rush, Whelan, Molby and Nicol and some very good ones like Houghton, Brucie and McMahon, but he had it stacked against him with injuries to a lot of those players and then bad decisions to sell some of them and replace them with absolute garbage. Those players were hitting 30 and it is debateable if they had the same desire they had a few years before. I hated him for the interview with the Sun, but he was an ill man who made a very bad mistake. I've made a few myself so I can't get too righteous. However, one can't doubt that he loves the club and for that reason and his incredible all round ability as a player, he is an absolute shoe-in for the last seven games.


** Kenny was the better player and is the greatest we ever had, but we have a top class attack already. The difference what Souey could do to our midfield though - in second and third for making the difference to us would be Jocky and Lawro. Both world class undoubtedly and would be boss beside VVD.

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#17 Elite


Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:34 PM

Gerrard. He's capable of game changing moments, can score from anywhere and has the horse power of F1 car.
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#18 Josef Svejk

Josef Svejk

Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:38 PM

Just to mention other names from the not too distant past: Mascherano or Didi...
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Klopp fits us like an arse on a bucket.

#19 El Rojo

El Rojo

Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

Jan Kromkamp.

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#20 Ne Moe Imya

Ne Moe Imya

Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

Our current best XI (without Can, who's injured for these games):




TAA  Lovren  VVD  Robertson




AOC  Milner


Salah  Firmino  Mane



Maybe Gini for Hendo or Milner but it's close enough to our first XI, no? So then the question becomes where do we upgrade the most. For me it's down to the following choices:


Hansen for Lovren

Souness for Henderson

Gerrard for Milner


Sure, Dalglish and Barnes may be better than any of those but if you're looking to upgrade our current squad the front 3 are not where you're going to focus. I think I'm just about going to go with prime Souness for Henderson.


Any of the three are fine choices, but when it comes down to a final against Ronaldo and his minions, or Bayern and their skillful but delicate midfield I'm taking old Graeme to lay down a (legal-ish) marker against Thiago or Modric early doors and set the tone for us to overrun them in the centre of the park.

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