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Yea, please do (email me).. I can also invite you a closed forum for LFC fans around Europe, where we all post/communicate in real time, which is not a huge group. Mostly France believe it or not.
Back to Yedlin.. any story of him to LFC would be a little extreme, as we wasn't supposed to make our USA squad, let alone play, and though he looked like a wing wizard, he's MLS so that would be way too big a jump. Italy (Roma suggested) seems a little more feasible. And, tbh, he replaced our very best performer not named Dempsey in Fabian Johnson 28 year old rb, who makes Glenda look less than avg. He's just moved from Hertha Berlin to a bigger club in Germany, but man, can he raid down that right flank, and defend. He kept Cristiano in his pocket for 90"..
Slightly off the mark, but I'm glad you enjoyed that game and the USA performances / plus shots you might have seen of our fans around the states. If you didn't know better, you'd think we were British or Brazilian during the cup.
Back to the players, we are once again, linked with Shaqiri who was also a star, which we already knew. Now having Lallana out for 6-8 wks with a knee, immediately makes us feel thinner up top, while we wait days/weeks for Remy to be officially announced. Back to fullback, we've wasted so much time p*$$ing about 20M+ for Moreno, meanwhile Ricardo Rodríguez of Swiss/Germany looked fantastic and prob 2/3 the price.
We still need a LB, another attacker, and another striker. Of those 3, quality/affordability is the biggest obstacle in the striker area.. no Cavani, Benzema etc.. Gonna have to find another Sturridge to grow into him, Remy and Lambert.. Kristoff (er) Peterson our 20 yo has looked great so far, so I'd love to see us develop a youth striker like him, who can add 10-12 goals.. He and Ibe seem our crown jewels.
Can't wait to see them Monday in Princeton!!
A little late for me to respond to this one, as we've actually moved to sign some already. But, I was impressed by nearly everyone in the Mexican squad, especially Ochoa in goal and their left back Layun.
I was already a huge fan of (don't call me James) James Rodriguez, and we see what Madrid did... A young defender for Uruguay (Jiminez? Atletico I think), Rojo of Argentina, Mascherano really was a standout and we know him.. Ruiz of Costa Rica, only he's going on 30 now, and loaned to/from Fulham, otherwise if he were 23-24, he'd be a big star.. Daley Blind, De Vrij both of Netherlands.. Origi of Belgium, who we've apparently signed and loaned back to Lille, and 3 Americans made us all amazingly proud in Jermaine Jones, Fabian Johnson, and Deandre Yedlin.. First two are in Bundesliga, Yedlin rumored from MLS to Italy.. Roy Hodgson too!
IMO, that was the greatest world cup there's been. Obviously I've only been alive for a handful, but it was definitely the best I remember, and miles above South Africa.. Everyone went out to put on a show and score goals. Btw, if you'd like to keep in touch, my email is jasoneman24 or on twitter @acrossthemersey..
Welp, I figured I'd start a post to see which of you lads is still out there, and if so/any, what are your thoughts on our summer so far.. Players in, players out / headed out, and players strongly rumored..
Rickie Lambert - Certainly stunned everyone, but for 4M, and what he can offer domestically, it's a bit of a genius move. He's NOT Andy Carroll, and that's a good thing because he can actually hold up play effectively, give a target man, and he's quite clinical, both run of play and fks / pks. Rickie is 3rd in "British" scorers the past 2 years behind Sturridge and Shrek. Allows Borini room to develop if he stays, w/ less pressure.
Emre Can - I LOVE this move and player. Knew of him before he went to Bayer from Bayern. Bayern thinks he can be the next Schweinsteiger, which is lofty, but he showed a bag of skill last year. He'll deputize for Stevie, when he needs a blow, can do what Jordan does, with more flair, and plays CB / LB. Great!
Alberto Moreno - Starting to think it will never happen, since he's been supposed to arrive in "2 days" for the past month, and it also seems we're unwilling to pay the fee properly. Rather than the 16M up front, in payments like a car. I dunno if this is FSG or Ayre, but you'd think we'd learn our lesson.. Salah, Gylfi etc., If you want the player and do have the money, spend it FFS..
Shaqiri - I found an article and a friend translated it, since it was written in Slavic / Albanian (I now know he's only have Swiss), that said he definitely wants to leave Bayern, would refuse United, wants UCL and would be open to LFC. I think this one could happen, and would be that TOP class player we've been wanting
Lallana - I'm not saying much.. I feel bad for Soton, I feel bad for Lallana, and I feel bad because I'd like him. BUT, if we were to end up with Shaqiri and another, like my never ending favorite, Tello, adios Adam..
Anyone else for the ins? The outs are all pretty obvious..
God that one hurt..
Glenda Johnson CANNOT be the number one priority to re-sign, as Rodgers had said a few weeks ago. Hopefully that was just talk to get him to shut up about his new deal, because he is absolutely dire at defending. For every time where Skrtel looks to be hung out to dry, you can be assured the ball was played in from Glenda's position / area, though Skrtel made a horrible misjudgement late on.
Lucas was a passenger all game long, and nowhere to be seen at the end of the match, which is where Jordan probably would have saved our #$%$ with his recovery speed and work ethic.
I just wonder sometimes, why doesn't Flannagan play right back and Glenda play left? Flanny isn't blessed with his skills, but the boy gets stuck into tackles and rarely caught out .. I think Rodgers, for as much as I love the man, still has alot to learn and tinker with. We could have easily still went on and tried to win that game 4, 5, 6 -0, AND parked a mini bus.. that's where the great ones make their bacon. Bringing on Agger and going to a 3-5-2, would have shut up shop, and let us attack on the counter.. Anyways, while it's futile, here's to hoping Villa can stun the Etihad..
Not for us, but indirectly for us, via way of Jose Maureeno and his 400M "threadbare" squad.. poor guy. After watching, arguably, the worst BPL Champions League performance I've ever seen, tonight by the Stoke City London Chelsea Potters, and their accumulation of cards / injuries, along with needing lots of help, it's got me wondering what the "Spending One" will do..
I read that Ramires will receive a 4 match ban to be announced tomorrow, for that classy forearm smash vs Sunderland, Cech is out with a dislocated shoulder, Eto'o won't be risked, Hazard is a big risk, and Terry rolled his ankle badly.. Considering some of these issues and a tie in 6 days back in London, I have no doubt, Jose will prioritize CL, BUT will do whatever he can to ruin our parade.
I'll predict right now, Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Cahill, Matic, Oscar, Ba, Salah, Azpilicueta, Schurrle, will be definite starters, with Terry / Hazard / Willian a question, and maybe Lampard since he's banned from UCL.
I know this thread is mostly about them, and not us, but I want to win this game so badly, perhaps more than the match at OT in 2008/09, for my disdain towards Chelsea and Jose, and in trying to figure out what he has available, makes it an immense tactical battle, which I think BR is bound to figure out.
My only wish for our part, is that we had Jordan available. He was a big miss, as Lucas was a mess. Allen is a little engine himself, but doesn't offer much going forward yet, whereas Jordan even compensates for no Danny. If we have Sturridge 100% fit, I hope we figure out a way to pick them and their parked bus apart!
WE GO AGAIN!