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It's easy to forget how sublime he's been for Southampton.  He's got all the attributes we came to love about Hyypia, coupled with the athleticism of a young Rio Ferdinand.

 

People on here saying that he's not going to make a difference without a Keita.  I disagree, I think he at times covers both the CB and the DM position himself.

 

 

--------------------------------Ward-----------------------------------

Trent---------------Matip-------------Van Dijk---------------Milner

-----------------Henderson---Can----Coutinho--------------------

----Salah------------------Firmino-----------------------Mane

 

But what's staggering is that our bench has genuine quality on it.

 

Grujic - he's not far off Can's level, and has a higher ceiling. 

Solanke - fits in nicely as a replacement for Firmino, a talisman to build around

Lallana - great energy, occassional goal, clever

Wijnaldum - great energy, occassional goal, clever

Clyne - likely starter

Moreno - climbing the charts

Lovren - could even be a starter

Gomez - could even be a starter

Sturridge - unknown

Origi - the runt

Kent - pacey bastard

Robertson - could even be a starter

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It's easy to forget how sublime he's been for Southampton. He's got all the attributes we came to love about Hyypia, coupled with the athleticism of a young Rio Ferdinand.

 

People on here saying that he's not going to make a difference without a Keita. I disagree, I think he at times covers both the CB and the DM position himself.

 

 

--------------------------------Ward-----------------------------------

Trent---------------Matip-------------Van Dijk---------------Milner

-----------------Henderson---Can----Coutinho--------------------

----Salah------------------Firmino-----------------------Mane

 

But what's staggering is that our bench has genuine quality on it.

 

Grujic - he's not far off Can's level, and has a higher ceiling.

Solanke - fits in nicely as a replacement for Firmino, a talisman to build around

Lallana - great energy, occassional goal, clever

Wijnaldum - great energy, occassional goal, clever

Clyne - likely starter

Moreno - climbing the charts

Lovren - could even be a starter

Gomez - could even be a starter

Sturridge - unknown

Origi - the runt

Kent - pacey bastard

Robertson - could even be a starter

Nothing like pre season games to sway opinions on players. Or in Moreno case 'GAME'. Grujic not far off Can' level?? Really?

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I had no idea he was ignoring me.

 

Bit weird this because this is basically a monologue because he can't read this, and it's all about him.

 

Anyway, what an odd bloke.

I think you're being exceptionally positive about youngsters and crap players who have had a decent preseason.

 

Hope you're right though, obviously

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Nothing like pre season games to sway opinions on players. Or in Moreno case 'GAME'. Grujic not far off Can' level?? Really?

 

In the case of Moreno, it's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but personally I've always had time for him.  I think his pace and stamina were misused, and still are, but on Tuesday we saw what level he can reach in a system that suits his qualities. 

 

As for Grujic, I think it says more about my apprehension about Can's qualities than it does about my admiration for Grujic, perhaps.   That said, I think Grujic is destined for a big future in the game, possibly a breakout tournament at the 2018 World Cup with Serbia currently top of their group.

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People talking like its a done deal......

 

Totally agree I'll believe it when he actually lines up in our defence until then I've got massive doubts this will happen. I can see a Caulker type signing minutes before the deadline far more likely with Klopp at a press conference saying "Van Who? this loan signing was who we wanted all along"

 

Don't do it to yourselves this is FSG we are talking about after all.

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Totally agree I'll believe it when he actually lines up in our defence until then I've got massive doubts this will happen. I can see a Caulker type signing minutes before the deadline far more likely with Klopp at a press conference saying "Van Who? this loan signing was who we wanted all along"

Don't do it to yourselves this is FSG we are talking about after all.

Ditto. It could very easily go tits up

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I think you're being exceptionally positive about youngsters and crap players who have had a decent preseason.

 

Hope you're right though, obviously

 

From all accounts it would seem Klopp doesn't rate Moreno.  But....he started the other night, in a game that meant a fair bit to Klopp under the circumstances.

 

I just wonder, or hope, that there is an element of Moreno's flaws that are from an immaturity, and that now he's age 25 he might have wobbled his head and seen he's got 5-7 years left in the game and wants to make the most of it.

 

Moreno's a very 'new' player in some ways.  He was officially promoted to the Sevilla first team in Feb 2013, so that's only 4 years ago he really made the step-up, and then 18 months later we're buying the lad for £12m.

 

Since then, a chequered history with us, including a horrible low in the 2016 Europa League Final.  Never really returned from that, and here we are now.

 

And despite that, we had AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Napoli all enquiring about him this summer.

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Liverpool CEO Peter Moore has moved to ease fan fears, and put across a gentle reminder via Twitter, that he is not in charge of the club’s transfer dealings.

 

Moore has been inundated with calls from fans to sign players such as Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita, amongst others.

 

Since taking over the role in June, Moore has taken the time to respond to Liverpool fans via his personal Twitter account, but wanted to use his social platform to let many of the 87,000+ followers know that he has no input on the club’s signings.

 

In a trio of Tweets, Moore said: “Pls (please) allow me to provide a respectful reminder that managing activities such as player transfers is NOT amongst my CEO responsibilities

 

“Our sporting director and manager and their teams manage that side of the club and I am extremely confident in their abilities to do so.

 

“I see great value in the interaction here with our superb supporters around the world,and look forward to doing so throughout the season.”

 

It is Michael Edwards who has the role within the club of securing the signatures of Jurgen Klopp’s targets, and he has already overseen the three signings Liverpool have made thus far in the summer: Dominic Solanke, Andy Robertson and club-record purchase Mohamed Salah.

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Liverpool CEO Peter Moore has moved to ease fan fears, and put across a gentle reminder via Twitter, that he is not in charge of the club’s transfer dealings.
 
Moore has been inundated with calls from fans to sign players such as Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita, amongst others.
 
Since taking over the role in June, Moore has taken the time to respond to Liverpool fans via his personal Twitter account, but wanted to use his social platform to let many of the 87,000+ followers know that he has no input on the club’s signings.
 
In a trio of Tweets, Moore said: “Pls (please) allow me to provide a respectful reminder that managing activities such as player transfers is NOT amongst my CEO responsibilities
 
“Our sporting director and manager and their teams manage that side of the club and I am extremely confident in their abilities to do so.
 
“I see great value in the interaction here with our superb supporters around the world,and look forward to doing so throughout the season.”
 
It is Michael Edwards who has the role within the club of securing the signatures of Jurgen Klopp’s targets, and he has already overseen the three signings Liverpool have made thus far in the summer: Dominic Solanke, Andy Robertson and club-record purchase Mohamed Salah.

 

 

Or he could of you know just ignored it he seems to like twitter  :rolleyes:

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From all accounts it would seem Klopp doesn't rate Moreno.  But....he started the other night, in a game that meant a fair bit to Klopp under the circumstances.

 

I just wonder, or hope, that there is an element of Moreno's flaws that are from an immaturity, and that now he's age 25 he might have wobbled his head and seen he's got 5-7 years left in the game and wants to make the most of it.

 

Moreno's a very 'new' player in some ways.  He was officially promoted to the Sevilla first team in Feb 2013, so that's only 4 years ago he really made the step-up, and then 18 months later we're buying the lad for £12m.

 

Since then, a chequered history with us, including a horrible low in the 2016 Europa League Final.  Never really returned from that, and here we are now.

 

And despite that, we had AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Napoli all enquiring about him this summer.

 

he's best mates with coutinho 

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he's best mates with coutinho 

 

 

Its a great ploy. Id probably do the same if i was that shit. Get pally with the star player ..less likely to be sold.

 

On Moreno.... He had one half decent game against a Bayern side that look uninterested and have had a shocking pre season....

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The concept that deals worth tens of millions of pounds would rest on "friendships" between players in the squads is one of the more farcical suggestions on the internet.

 

Moore would do well to keep his mouth shut. Yet another laughable summer from this ownership management. Stick that greenhouse-loving clown in a press conference with Conor McGregor.

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Apparently the Times are saying Chelsea are in for him and confident of getting the deal done.

In a way I'd actually just rather that happened than have us wait like idiots till the end of the window and end up with no one.

At least we could move on.

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