Liverpool Message Board
The transfer window raises an interesting point Paddy. Firstly I agree that the squad needs more. Johnson has been pants in my opinion but there's also a whole lot of other things to address to provide a squad that can play in both the PL and CL.
My question is how can we afford this? In a week where the financial results weren't what I'd call 100% comforting and FFP on the horizon then I don't thinks it's a case of going all out. We simply can't afford that.
I'm also aware that when BT Sport start to venture into televising the CL fixtures that revenue per club will jump up again from £30m to around £60m (I may be completely wrong here) but that's a start but I think we'll need more.
Good stuff Jason
So we're 23-9-6 which I make 78 points. Still a touch behind the others (I make Chelsea 845 pts By the way) but still pleased as punch.
Good place to be right now.
Stupid international break........................................
Pretty much summed it up there Jason. I want the Mancs to realise how difficult it is to get back up to the top. A few years in mid table, where they belong will be fantastic.
I actually hope they go into terminal decline as a side. As we did we fell out of Europe and then it becomes extremely hard to get back. I hope they suffer the same and that it's at least 10 years before they get near a title again.
What goes around comes around
Wasn't expecting that but it's what happened later with Benitez that went all wrong. Hope Rodgers continues as he has done. need to sure up that defense a bit though.
Part of Webb's problem is his Fergie sized ego. I can guess where he got it from too.
Clattenberg isn't popular here, especially at Southampton. Dowd seems ok to me.
Truth is that Webb believes he's bigger than the game being played and that's not right. The same can be said for many a player too. Referees, when doing their job well should be anonymous. Webb feels he needs to be at the forefront of everything.
It also doesn't help that there is little respect for them and the rules simply don't help the referee. It's one of the very few games where it's a benefit to show that you've been injured. In many other games it's taken as a sign of weakness. In football it's used to get an advantage.
Pretty poor wasn't it? Not much I can say other than I feel like I've been burgled and everyone in the street saw it happen
Let him keep talking and say nothing in return. One game at a time and go for the win every time.
But just stay quiet. Rafa opened his gob and blew it. Nothing frustrates "the mouth" more than not having any fuel to feed off. Don't give him and ounce.
Some good points Jason.
I do care about the Arsenal game for two reasons. Our upward momentum and Arsenal's downward momentum. I'd like to see us win every game and put real pressure on those above us. Arsenal in my mind will crack and that relieves the pressure currently below us. It's not as if we are stretched in the fixture list. But I do agree that the ultimate prize is CL football. I'd be gutted to lose out on that now due to a stupid lack of focus. I want to see us build confidence to the point of arrogance where people are nervous about facing us.
Kolo, I agree isn't quite at the races at the moment. Problem is that Agger makes me nervous. He has all the attributes but seems to go to sleep. Where is Sakho recovering at the moment. He looked first choice before getting injured and seemed to be coming along.
Good to see a debutante last night. I cant spell his name but i've seen him in the U21's and caught my eye straight away. He's got a bit of quality that stands out.
Again the post super win bug struck again and we nearly came a cropper last night against a spirited Fulham side. It's something we really need to shake off and develop some real grit in the side so that we can win ugly and have no fear of these awkward away games. These will be a our future key to success, Our home form is currently excellent and long may it continue.
As I said some real grit and muscle needed to make these games at little easier.
Got to agree guys. On our day It seems we can give everyone in the UK a good game and even beat them. However we then have this really annoying habit of tripping up every time we get given an opportunity to make ourselves more comfortable. West Brom. being my case in point.
My point being that we are only 3 points clear of Tottenham and I'd seriously not want to lose out on 4th, having given them a hiding but having poor results elsewhere simply because we weren't switched on.
I've heard similar after a cuffuffle over wages and some pretty crazy wage demands of over £100k per week. I've also heard wages going from £60k per week to £95k per week.
I'll admit I'm not sure on this one. Yes he can be good on his day but I'm also a bit nervous of Eastern Europeans moving to the PL. There's been more than a few that simply haven't settled or worked. We'll see I guess.
he caught my eye last year when watching the Ukraine play. he looked atypical winger to me in that sometimes you're not sure what's going to turn up. The brilliant one or the loose cannon.
We'll see I guess.
Hi Jason my only changes depend solely on the fitness of Allen and Flannagan. If Flanners is fully fit he plays at the expense of Kelly or Cissokho. Allen is the more difficult one but I'd give some thought to Allen and Henderson deeper and Gerrard further forward. Tough call that one but I don't see Coutinho playing that well at the moment and I fear that Barry will dominate him.
Tough call apart from full back!
Just heard that Johnson is injured and has been for a while. No timescale is given for his recovery. I suppose it explains a few things. Lucas is also out for 2 months with a medial ligament injury.
My largest concern has been our lack of movement in the transfer window. We will miss out on Salah and I think we seriously need some new blood or top 4 can go bye bye.
Worrying development in that Chelsea have also started showing an interest in Salah. Have we dilly dallied again and missed the deal? I hope not as it's not the first time by any distance and it's an issue that needs to be addressed
I hear the Salah rumour is gaining more momentum. Welcome addition but I'd rather see a real marquee signing in the middle of the park.
I'd also like to see us signing a boot. A big boot of at least size 15. So one or two players can be booted where the sun don't shine. Johnson perhaps................................................
I thought it was a penalty first time I saw it and still think the same. The keeper caught him, simples. You can also tell the way he went down.
As for foul play I thought the two tackles in the United, Chelsea game were far worse. Vidic was deliberate and cynical. while the other was just down right wrong and deserved red every day of the week.
Villa played 4 in midfield but they weren't flat. That meant that they were always finding space between our lines. No doubt the team set up was wrong and done so to fit Suarez and Sturridge. Lucas? I seriously have my doubts
Rodgers has problems to solve.
1. A midfield that isn't strong enough and
2. How to accommodate Suarez and Sturridge.
Both need sorting to a degree this month in my opinion. If Everton turn over West Brom on Monday we slip out of the top 4. So yesterday was not a good day at the races at all.