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The window is about to reopen, which position do we need the most in shopping time?
Reina has not been stable, but who are we going to get to better this position? Remember the dropped goalkeepers we had, such as James, Friedel and Westerveld, they all did reasonably well after leaving LFC. I won't be surprised to see Kirkland will be back to England team in 1-2 years. What are we going to do with Dudek? Dropping him as well? Goalkeeping is very much a confidence game. The key is to communicate well with the defenders. Reina has been complaining about his problems in English, but he is also homesick. We should give him more time and hospitality.
Agger is stepping into Hyypia's place, but Sami is still strong on the bench. Aurelio (not so reliable) and Paletta can be shaped up. Warnock is still injured. I think we still have a good backline, but need the time to shape and cure.
The most talked problem in LFC is we have too many good central midfielders, so it is not an issue to buy more. On the left, Gonzalez is the most promising. When will Kewell come back? He was the most stable one last year. Riise and Aurelio can slip into this position if required. On the right, Pennant is still the best fit. Then we have two super-subs of Zenden and Garcia. Most promising is the pool of potential yong players of Guthrie, Peltier, El Zhar and others. We are good in this department.
Kuyt and Bellamy were the perfect buys this year. They have been performing so well. Crouch has been doing well in both England and for us. Fowler is getting fitter and fitter every day. They all fit so well that we have no room for Lindfield to have more time on the pitch.
In the nutshell, we do not need any big names in this Jan window. No thank you for Pofon, Villa, Kaka, Ronaldo or Alves. If we have money then to buy these big names, we are changing the jersey colour from red to blue. I hope we will spend more money on the stadium and on the academy to have more Stevies and Caras in the next decade.
Reina wont leave - I think that is all sword-rattling by agents - Rafa has said he wants to sit and talk to him about a new deal to ward off possible suitors.
Not sure when Kewell will be back - but I don't think he will survive the summer at Anfield.
I think the basic squad is good and deep - just give the likes of Aurelio a little more time as he has been injured and we have Momo back in the new year too.
For me Agger has been the buy of the season - just like Momo was last, a shrewed bit of business by the boss!!
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momo must go as when you play gerrard in the middle the team has more drive and play the ball better from the middle of the park momo gives away too many free kicks and i always feel worried once on a yellow he can conceed another card to easily, momo to go and get gattuso in!
also cover for pennant there could alves or maybe becham although i am not to keen, and for gods sake buy a new keeper or play dudek that guy is the heart and soul of the champions league title 05
Brilliant thread was a great read even if I don't agree with all your points made. I don't want us getting anyone in January either hopefully the team can start to gel now. We still need someone on the right wing though cos Pennant is aweful I want Paul Anderson to be given a run out - failing that get someone in the summer preferably Alaves.
I do think the future looks promising with the amount of quality youngsters on our books - El Zhar, Anderson and Guthrie should all make the grade and Agger and Sissoko already have.
1 more thing tho: Zenden a super sub, er.... what???
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i think if the money comes in time we should go for alaves as he could provide emergency cover for finnan and replace pennant in the first team
i do agree anderson should be given a game some time soon and from what i have seen on the reserve team coverage on eticket guthrie could quite easily step up to the first team squad permanently and take zendens place who for me has never had a good game in a red shirt,
i also think we could go for daniel sturridge at man city who will be the next big thing in a couple of years time
It looks like that youth policy is continuing with news that we are trying to buy French teenage striker Gilles Sunu, 16, who plays for Chateauroux, he is highly rated and being chased by Marseille and Lyon.
The only thing I would say is I think we need another right back as cover for Finnan and Alves would fit that bill it would also stop United getting him.
I couldn't agree more
can't wait for a new stadium with 60,000 fans cheering on the Liverpool team Carson in goal
Finnan and Warnock full backs
Carragher and Agger centre backs
Pennant Gerrard Alonso Riise
Kuyt and Fowler
and lots of youngsters on the bench
Peltier Guthrie Paletta Gonsalez