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  1. Is a very good question. My take on the question is in two parts: How would I feel regarding a, the regime and b, the sheer unlimited money. Regarding regime, I'llbe honest and say I dont really know too much other than snippets of what Ive read in papers and seen on tv news. Different countries deal with everyday things in different ways. Can we honestly say our way is better? We have poor people in this country, people having to use foodbanks(!) and people who dont seem to get the medical treatment they need. So, in respect of regime, unless there's something Im missing, Im not certain any country or regime claim they do everything better. As far as the money goes, I always maintained the footballing authorities, the FA, the PL, UEFA and FIFA etc, should have stepped in when ambramovich rocked up and started throwing huge amounts of money about, inflating transfer fees, wages and also buying up both young and not so young players to stiffle their opponents ability to challenge his club. People might say well, there havent been many followers of that strategy and its mainly been limited to PSG and Man City. But just how many mega rich individuals or even countries want to pour endless amounts of money into a football club and arent the two highest profiles ones, two too many? There's no way Id want Liverpool to go that way and be awash with such sums of money. We've grown organically and earnt our income. City, PSG and to a lesser extent, have grown due to nothing but luck of the draw. City used to be a top club in the late 60s, early 70s. Maine Road had a capacity similar to Anfield and they had European football as an additional income source as did we. For whatever reason, they turned to shit and plummeted down to Division 3. My point being they could have clawed their way back to the top by good investment and management. The way they and a few others have done it just shows if you chuck enough money at any club, you can win the league with forest green rovers and be successful. But what then, on to the next vanity project? So for me, it's a big no, I dont want a country to by the club and pour shitloads of money into it. It would destroy the heart and soul of the club in my opinion.
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    Report: Reds re-enter Coutinho race

    All I can say is, there must be loads of people who would take back a former partner who not only walked out on them very publically but, also shit on them leading upto walking out. So, it's a no for me.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Are you thinking of Scotland playing at Anfield? I thought united played a European game in plymouth so did a google search. United where originally kicked out of the 1977 - 78 Cup Winners Cup after their 'fans' went on a rampage in France. They were re instated on condition of playing the 2nd leg in Plymouth. From the Guardian " United's hooligans went on the rampage in the first leg in France and the club were chucked out of the competition - only to be reinstated on appeal on condition that they played their "home" leg 200km from Old Trafford. United chose Plymouth, bizarrely, and won the second leg 2-0 to progress 3-1 on aggregate. The club's European sojourn didn't last long, however: they lost 6-5 on aggregate to Porto in the next round." https://www.theguardian.com/football/2005/apr/06/theknowledge.sport
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    Most satisfying league win 18/19.

    It's a tough one because Id like to say 2, the everton and united wins. By no means the best game footballing wise but the sheer joy with Origi's last gasp winner against everton just has to be the one for me. They thought they had got the draw and all the stadium thought the same too. But then big Virgil's ballooned ball into the box, Pickford messing up big time while Divock just went for the kill, absolutely amazing, laughable and 'yeah, fuck you' all in about 3 seconds was just unbelievably satisfying.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    There's always nobheads who 'hate' us but in general, I dont think the whole country hates us. Yeah, loads of fans didnt want us to win a thing but that's because one of their jibes would disappear. It also elevates us in their eyes above their own club which is also something they dont want to see. This thing that the whole country wanted city to win is really isolated to the nobheads who use the 'victims' taunt or are just anti Liverpool in general. End of the day, I try not to let it bug me. If fans of other clubs get off by 'hating' us so much, that says far more about them than us imho. It's not our fault they'd rather sing about us (or any other team) more than they do their own. It's not our fault they dont have as good an experience in their home games as we do. It's not our fault they dont have as big a support as us. Oh, and every single one of them would walk over broken glass to have Jurgen Klopp as their manager, even if we hadnt won big ears again. Well, maybe not city fans but even united fans would have Jurgen in a heartbeat.
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    What was the moment you knew we had number 6 coming?

    Couple of minutes after I was told Origi had scored in the 87th minute was when I knew big ears was coming home!
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    Andrew Robertson

    And Naby's had to go to ACON when clearly unfit when his national team manager invoked FIFA rules. I keep saying it, when are Europe's top clubs going to put a stop to their players being at international confederation's such as FIFA, UEFA etc beck and call while their employees are effectively stolen from them? Until leading clubs such as us, united, Bayern, Dortmund, Juve, Real, Barcelona etc put a stop to this nonesense, it will continue.
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    We are the champions. Champions of Europe.

    Gives me a buzz and after the disappointment of missing the league title, I didnt think Id enjoy the CL win as much as I do. I'd still swap number 6 for number 19 in a heartbeat though.
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    Daniel Sturridge - 2020

    He is or was, the most natural goal scorer at the club in his time here. We all think he had a mental blockage regarding injuries which was backed up by Klopp's comment that Dan needed to learn the difference between a niggle and real pain (or a similar quote). How many more goals would the boy have got if he'd been fitter, longer?
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    Other Football - 2018/19 Season

    Haha, two of the biggest twats currently playing have had absolute nightmares. John Stones and Ross Barkley, take a bow boys, take a bow.
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    Man City - the new bitters?

    So city dont want to win the CL? Guess it's a new one to go with their myth we 'blew' a 10point lead and, the PL and UEFA are against them. Why did they bring Guardiola in and bankroll him to the tune of over £750m and are fighting a probable UEFA CL ban then? Oh, it was so they could do the domestic treble where in both cup competitions, they played such giants of English football as Rotherham, Burton Albion, Newport County, Oxford United and beat chelsea on pens in one of the finals. They could have stuck with mancini or pellegrini to do that with the extra money they spent.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    I see some lovable bluenose has posted on the Echo story 'Would they find it funny if we put a 9 in front of the 6?' I mean come on, it is a landmark when all said and done not people dieing at a football match. Yet again the shithouses use dead people to make a point. Maybe Im over sensitive?
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    Jurgen Norbert Klopp

    Never doubted Jurgen's appointment for one minute. Seriously, I didnt. I knew he'd get us playing good football and in the mix again. I said in a post not long after he arrived he'd take 3 summer windows to get the team he wanted and the only obstacle to Klopp winning us Number 19 was going to be city. I still think that is the case. It's not Jurgen's fault city now have virtually two first choice 11s, capable of competing on all fronts. It's not Jurgen's fault that in the PL, virtually all the other teams including chelsea, united and arsenal dont really bother against them. chelsea's second consecutive capitulation at the etihad was an utter disgrace from supposed professional footballers. Despite all that, Jurgen has his players and us believing they can deliver number 19. You could appoint any other current manager in the world today to be our manager, even Gaurdiola and even then, you wouldnt have the same belief.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Reading those comments by everton fans, I think most of them must be fully paid up members of the flat earth society. They are just as blind to the obvious and just as bleedin' deluded!
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    Liverpool Invited To New FIFA Club World Cup

    Shit news in my view. It's going to make winning number 19 virtually impossible next season if we have to postpone a couple of league games and play a couple of games in Qatar or wherever. Even if the league introduce this splt 'winter break' for next season, we'll still be playing risking injury while city get 2 weeks to put their feet up.
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