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  1. dockers_strike

    FSG are not shit

    I would say because the manager does not want him here so your reasoning falls flat on its face.
  2. dockers_strike

    FSG are not shit

    The attitude in these types of threads only changes when new owners come in and are found to be no better than the previous ones.
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    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    If Salah and anyone else in our squad are already thinking of jetting off to Real especially after one season and are not prepared to give 4 or 5 seasons to the club and Jurgen they can do one and I would happily drive them to Liverpool John Lennon myself.
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    FSG are not shit

    Point is they gave Kenny a shitload of money and unfortunately it was not well spent even if he did win us a trophy. Good old Kenny. When Rodgers came in the purse strings were tightened somewhat but he was given all the Suarez money to spend. Again it was not spent well. Jurgen came in and money was made available to sign Mane Wijnaldum and Karius. We also spent £75m on van Dijk and no matter what some may say upwards of £60m or more to buy Keita.
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    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    OK mate, taking those players you mentioned how much a week do you think they would want to sit on our bench and get the chance here and there to play when the team hits a brick wall like it did last night. £70k, £80k, £90k even. Not going to happen mate. Besides how many goals has Crouchie got. benteke could not hit a barn door. Carroll always injured. So what other short term strikers are out there who will be willing to sit on our bench in the hope the team has a shit time and they get a game.
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    FSG are not shit

    No what you are spouting is just misinformation. Fact major money was spent on keita. But then again you beleive no money has been committed to the deal and Leipzig have just agreed not to sell Keita to anyone else because they have LFCs agreement to pay up an amount which is less than they would get next season if the agreement was not in place.
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    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    Yeah its not like parking the bus is it when you say its an F1 car in traffic instead. Jesus the guy is a tactical and metaphorical genius all a sudden. Laughable really.
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    FSG are not shit

    Money was there in the summer. The club was intent on buying van Dijk Keita and maybe even Lemar. The owners made a public statement that Coutinho was not being sold that window. Ergo the money to buy the 2 or 3 players mentioned was not dependent on selling Coutinho.
  9. dockers_strike

    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    What part of short term dont I get? You mean the short term solutions we have put up with for years like Jones, NGog, Bellamy, Kean and the like? You keep going on about a threadbare bench.That the same bench that had Lallana, TAA, Milner, Klavan, Ings and Solanke on it? OK Ings and Solanke have not got many goals no surprise seeing as they have not played a lot. To be fair to Ings, he looked sharper than any of the front 3 when he came on.
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    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    And the point is you would be falling out of your tree if we were linked with Carroll, Benteke and Crouch at this stage of their careers. In other words it is just because Chelsea are sniffing around these. And like i said if Chelsea had perhaps been prepared to pay Solanke a bit more, he would still be there and these others not getting a mention. The way I see it is the players mentioned with the exception of Dzeko would be a backwards step for the club.
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    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    It could be argued that Chelsea want one of those players because they would not pay less to keep Solanke. Just a thought.
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    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    With the exception of Dzeko, I would rather have Solanke than any of those others. All yesterdays men.
  13. dockers_strike

    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    Fair enough mate. I just get the feeling Jurgen does not want to go on a spending spree. I really think he would kick off big style if he was being prevented from spending.
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    Swansea 1 Liverpool 0 (Jan 22 2018)

    Got to disagree about Matip the guy is hopless with the ball at his feet except when he is defending. He was as bad as any of the players for aimlessly launching the ball into the Swansea half and sometimes beyond. Yeah he went on a couple of foraging runs but just clogged up the attacking midfield space. Cannot fathom why Jurgen took Chamberlain off Gini should have come off in my opinion but there again, just about anyone else could have been hooked too. After 20 minutes I said to my lad if we conceeded against this lot we were going to be in trouble and so it turned out. The way Swansea were sitting 15 yards deep in their own half was ridiculous but they are entitled to do that I suppose. The performance was utter pants but I think a lot of objectivity is being lost. First defeat in 18 which stretches back to October. We have beaten teams who have sat deep. But you are not going to get a lot of energy and pressing out of Can and Gini. Saw a youtube vid from one fan site who said that was not a game for Can. Really if he cannot perform with all that space and time the sooner he goes to Juventus the better. I would only say van Dijk (despite that header) and Robertson come out of the game with credit. Oh and Lallana should be shot for missing the goal off Bobby's rebound.
  15. I find it funny people like you decide to set the standards of grammar on a web forum where there may be a mix of non English speakers some who are university educated some educated to a great or lesser degree picking up misspelling and other small error. Seems the way of this forum though.
  16. So is this forum the bastion of grammar then. Behave. Call me a traditionalist to but I think it presumptious to assume anything other than what a poster posts.
  17. It was the sort of defeat many expect Jürgen Klopp's side to fall to, but not one we have seen too often this year Mark Critchley Northern Football Correspondent @mjcritchley Tuesday 23 January 2018 14:53 GMT Click to follow The Independent Sport Mohamed Salah failed to score or assist in a league game for only the sixth time this season Getty A week on from victory over the champions-elect came defeat to the team sitting bottom of the Premier League table. ‘Typical Liverpool’ was trending by the full-time whistle. For the Merseyside club's supporters, Monday night’s defeat at Swansea City was a difficult one to take, all the more disappointing because with it, Jürgen Klopp’s side missed a chance to take a firm grip on a top-four spot. A win would have extended their lead over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur to five points. That potentially could have been extended to eight, perhaps even 11, when Mauricio Pochettino’s side visit Anfield a week on Sunday. Worse still, it is not as if Liverpool played well. Klopp is usually protective of his side and complimentary about their performance after less-than-perfect results, but even he had to admit that Monday night fell some way below his standards. “The performance in the first half was not even close to what we wanted to do,” he said, in uncharacteristically critical fashion. “We had the situations but didn’t use them. I am frustrated, I am angry. But I am more frustrated about the performance than the result.” ‘Typical Liverpool’, then? Perhaps in the past, but in the context of this season, Monday night produced an atypical Liverpool result and should be viewed with a bit of perspective. While this was the type of defeat many have come to expect from Klopp’s side, it was in fact the first of its kind that we have seen this season. Before it, Liverpool had lost just twice in the league - not to a pair of stragglers but against fellow members of the ‘top six’ in Manchester City and Tottenham. By contrast, there have been creditable and sometimes genuinely impressive wins against the ‘bottom 14’ on the road. Maximum points were taken from trips to Leicester City, Bournemouth and Burnley – three sides who beat Liverpool on their own turf last season. West Ham United, Stoke City and Brighton and Hove Albion were all handily dispatched too. Review the expected goals numbers from Monday night and, while Liverpool may not have played well, it is clear they created enough opportunities to win. While Swansea's three shots on goal amounted to a total of approximately 0.5 expected goals, Liverpool's 21 clocked up at 2.2. If a ‘typical Liverpool’ does exist this season, it would have been held to a goalless stalemate at the Liberty Stadium rather than beaten. Klopp’s side have drawn more games than any other ‘top six’ team but remain among the favourites for the top four because they have been difficult to beat. While Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United had suffered surprise defeats already, this was Liverpool’s first. The task for some time now has been to convert those draws – like the frustrating stalemates against Burnley, Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield this season – into wins. If Klopp can achieve that, his side will go some way to making the step up from top-four contenders to title challengers. That may or may not come in time. For now, with Manchester City’s lead seeming unassailable, Liverpool’s target must be securing a second successive Champions League qualification for the first time in just under a decade. Recent history suggests they are on course to achieve that. Over the last five seasons, the fourth-placed team has finished with an average of 72 points. Liverpool’s 47 after 24 games puts them on track to finish with 74 points in total. For extra comfort and given the widening gap between the Premier League’s ‘top six’ and ‘bottom 14’, that pace may need to be hastened slightly – Arsenal, after all, missed out with 75 points last season – but the message should still be ‘so far, so good’. Liverpool currently find themselves one point better off than at the same stage last season and, remarkably, their 47 points is the same amount that Brendan Rodgers’ nearly-men had after 24 games of the 2013-14 season. The improvement is marginal and gradual but present nonetheless. For now, the defeat at the Liberty Stadium can be put down as an aberration and not the return of anything ‘typical’.
  18. dockers_strike

    FSG are not shit

    Strange you getting -ve for that comment.
  19. dockers_strike

    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    Their owners actively suck millions of pounds out of their club and continue to do so after the green and gold campaign. Plus their club is mortgaged to the hilt and lumbered with big interest repayments. I have yet to see any evidence that our owners take a penny out of the club but I seem to see lots of comments about yachts and money being taken out of the club. You seem to suggest the glazers taking millions out of the club and its debt is ok because they are winning things. 5 years since they last won the title and last I checked their fans were celebrating the League Cup and Europa League like crazy less than 12 months after deriding us appearing in the same finals. Funny old game as Greavesie used to say.
  20. Sorry did not realise only some people are allowed to ask questions.
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    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    Bet they do not have fans moan about dunkin doughnuts and other sponsorship deals though.
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    January 2018 Transfer Thread

    We lost for the first time in 18 and because of that some think we will now finish 5th?
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