19 Dec 2014

Agent confirms: 'World class' €18m star is 'waiting for LFC' to make an offer. Exciting deal?

Three months ago, Bayern Munich star Xherdan Shaqiri confirmed that Liverpool tried to sign him during the summer (for €18m), and with the January transfer window only a few weeks away, Shaqiri's agent has given the strongest indication yet that he could be on the move.

When asked on Thursday about Shaqiri's future, his agent told reporters:

"At this age, he [Shaqiri] needs to play regularly, which is not currently the case. We are now waiting [for] Liverpool, Manchester United, Inter Milan and other top clubs”

In September, Shaqiri - hailed as 'world class' by Munich's Sporting Director Mattias Sammer - told reporters:

“Liverpool made a bid for me before the World Cup but Bayern put their foot down and told me, ‘We’re not going to sell you"

Soon after, The Mirror claimed that:

* Bayern have 'sounded out' LFC, Arsenal, Napoli and Atletico Madrid over Shaqiri.
* The club is willing to loan out the attacker in January.
* The German giants want a €2m loan fee, with a €14m option-to-buy attached.

Shaqiri is averaging a paltry 32 minutes of pitch-time per game this season, and with the huge array of top players at the Allianz Arena, that's unlikely to change anytime soon. It's been this way for three season now, and for the sake of his own personal development, Shaqiri should (IMO) do everything he can to secure a transfer away.

Alas, if it comes down to a straight battle between Arsenal and Liverpool, then there's probably only going to be one winner. Arsene Wenger remains a huge draw for top players, and presence of players like Ozil and Sanchez at the Emirates will probably be a huge attraction. Plus, there's the London factor to consider, which is one of the main reasons Sanchez chose the Gunners over the Reds this summer.

That said, after wasting so much money over the summer, a €2m loan deal is just what Liverpool need. Shaqiri will have to prove himself to earn a permanent deal, and that means he'll have to play out of skin to achieve that, which can only be a good thing for the Reds.

Shaqiri's agent has basically issued a 'come and get me' plea to Liverpool, so the ball is now in Rodgers' court.

It'll be interesting to see how the Reds approach the situation in January...

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181 comments:

  1. Hopefully we can get him. We need his tenacity back in our team which has Been badly lacking since you know who left.

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  2. I wonder which would have been the better deal, Shaqiri or Lallana?


    I am leaning towards Shaqiri as he is younger, would have cost less and playing for a top club. Recon he would have done really well in the EPL but still do not believe FSG will be making one penny available in January unless it is spending money on a new manager and his backroom staff.

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  3. Another reason why I do not believe FSG will be spending anymore money this season is that we just have far to many players on loan. Adding more players to the squad will just hemorrhage the wage bill.


    Aspas, Assaidi, Luis Alberto, Origi, Ilori, Wisdom, Ibe and Coates. 8 players which four of will be very difficult to get rid of. Pretty sure Origi, Ilori, Wisdom, Ibe and Origi will be part of the setup next season.

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  4. We only have one Origi but the likes of Aspas Ilori Alberto Assaidi Coates Enrique GJ and Borini are gone also maybe Balotelli.

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  5. Johnson will leave on a free as well as Toure but we will be struggling to get a good price for Balotelli, Enrique probably is on a fat wage too so finding another team who offers the same wage, again we will struggle.


    Borini has made it clear he wants to stay and fight for his place but maybe if a team from Italy came knocking then we could see him go but he is not going to move to one of the minnows over there either.


    Assaidi did not move on because Stoke did not want to meet his wage demands and we will struggle to get rid of Aspas and Alberto unless we sell them for peanuts.


    FSG have surely now learnt their lesson? Making more money available for Rodgers and the committee to bring players in who will be sitting on the bench should not even be thought of.

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  6. The money was there Loges for at least 3 quality signings and Manquillo and Moreno which filled places we need.
    I think the transfer committee need to look at themselves i can remember Rafa saying you always get a lot more value out of one 20 mill pound signing than 2 10 million and generally he was right.
    Of course he made some bad errors but we got some rippers too unfortunately the 20 million playewrs are now over 30 but thats inflation.

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  7. Johnson, Aquilani, Keane,..


    This club has not only this season pissed loads of money down the drain but season after season before. Rafa always went for quantity like 10 players a season.


    Rodgers has been like a kid filled with money in his pocket walking through a candy store this season.

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  8. He actually mentioned that before Aquilani who was injured an injury prone that was a real brain explosion but we still got good years from GJ Mascherano and Torres .
    As for Keane well not so sure he picked the right type but he could have been given more time.

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  9. Was so looking forward to seeing Xherdan playing with Liverpool this season,after all the hype that B.R wanted him.Hopefully the best negotiator in the world of football Ian Ayre can get the job done.Ohhhh Noooo

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  10. Rafa should have went for 3-5 decent signings a season plus made better use of the academy.


    If it was not for the sale of Suarez then Rodgers would have spent less than half of what was made available to him this season. Thinking of it now, we could have tempted 4 really top players with money this season but we decided to spend £66m of that on raiding Southampton and bringing in Balotelli who did not fit in with our style of play. Disaster.

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  11. Yes agreed i would like to add too that the signing of Suarez started during Rafa or Hodgsons reign they had identified him as a target then.
    Loges i cant see them spending big on more than 1 player a window and we are still going to see more Albertos and the like.

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  12. unless we can bring in a manager who can attract bigger names. FSG have shown they will back their manager but if they back Rodgers with anymore funds then they are on cheap drugs.

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  13. sterling studge origi can marovick and xherdan all in ther same team with balo, lall,countiho and ibe on the bench would frighten anyone !!!!

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  14. I dont know whats going to happen there but a change to the wage structure may well be a deciding factor too if we possibly can get a goody then toss the cash at him.

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  15. If Utd is interested, there is no way we are getting him, especially with our negotiating team. But, this would be the time for the team to step up and counteract the criticism it has faced. if we get Shaqiri under the noses of Utd, it would be a huge statement of intent.

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  16. This will be a good signing. Should have been a part of Reina deal.

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  17. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:56 am, December 19, 2014

    Their might be a slot for Shaqiri if Sterling can successfully convert into a striker
    but i still wnat another striker instead

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  18. To me bringing in Shaquiri now would be the same as giving up on Lallana and Markovic. We bought them in the summer and not Shaquiri and now we should at least give them the chance to improve or show us what they can do. I can only say that what I've seen of Markovic so far gives me hope. Sure he's a hothead and does stupid things but he's also a player who plays with a lot of intent and hunger to win. Now where have we seen that before? As for Lallana, the guy played really well last year and he didn't pick his own pricetag so the way I see it he can't have turned bad over the summer. When we improve in January we have to improve where we are weak, not our squad. We're weak in goal, in front of our defense and up front. A gk, a dm and a striker would be my choice.

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  19. BR wants Lacazette, Cabaye, and Perrin in goalkeeper.

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  20. Or Reina part of the Shaqiri deal, but I do get your point;-)

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  21. If that's true, that's at least another 40 million in transfer fees. I cant see that happening 5 months after spending more than 100 million

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  22. I feel like Singing any attacking player from Munich will secure top 4 for Liverpool this season.

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  23. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:32 am, December 19, 2014

    Cant see Cabaye
    but PAERRIN AND Lacazette fit the Fsg philosophy
    i think fsg willo be willing to spend on one forward
    they only gave 35m net in summer which is simmilar to west ham

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  24. It all depends on whether FSG back him for next season. They're also looking for loans. If FSG don't back him for next season then no, don't expect the above players to be pursued.

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  25. BR is in dreamland if he thinks he is going to get another £40-£60m to spend. If we he really wanted Lacazette then we should have signed him while we had all the money at the start of the season. Now Lacazette will cherry pick his next team and doubt we are even on his mind.

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  26. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:36 am, December 19, 2014

    Problem with Shaqiri is he always cuts in we have players who can do that


    we need players who can go past a man get to the byline and pull a cross back Lacazette is probably that man i think Bony will be too expensive




    .............................................Lacazette
    .............................Sterling/Coutinho...........Lallana
    Markovic........................Can.....................Gerrard..............Henderson
    .....................................Lovren...........Skrtel.........Johnson
    .....................................................Perrin


    looks good to me

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  27. I made a post yesterday that if FSG don't back him for next year, then no, he won't be given an opportunity to sign those players. January will be an indication of whether he's being backed or sacked.

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  28. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:39 am, December 19, 2014

    The thing is at that time Lacazette had only one good season
    i am against buying players like that as they normally need time like Allen,Henderson,etc


    now Lacazette has had almost 2 good seasons like Bony(at highets level)
    i think we should buy them as they are established




    we are not as small as people portray us 99% of footballers would move to lfc
    only Paris st germain,Bracloena,Real madrid,Arsenal,Man utd,Bayern munich ,Man city and Chelsea are more attractive then us


    and possibly athletico,dourtmont and spurs

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  29. We have players who cat cut in, true, take Sterling for example, cuts in brilliantly then takes a shot then.... I guess you know what happens then!

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  30. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:41 am, December 19, 2014

    the thing is it does not matter who the manager wants the new manager will ahve to take players from the committee
    so they can buy a player they think is right despite who is manager
    it is a similar practice to the ones at spurs and sunderland where they buy players and tell them to make do

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  31. We need Koke a lot better than crack but more expensive.

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  32. I am a fan of Twistadee's work ethic.

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  33. Koke come to LFC? Rodgers might have to hire a Ancelotti or Mourinho mask to make that happen.

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  34. We have to remain optimistic although sometimes it gets the better of all of us.

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  35. Robbed is the biggest diver on the planet we don't need that sort

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  36. We dont have the tall target men to cross high into the box to Lambert is only a plan b also the idea is to get the ball into the box as quickly as possible.

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  37. i doubt this is true

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  38. Even Moyes got more points out of his team last season compared to what Rodgers has this season out of LFC and we knoew how sh!te the were under Moyes plus he had to fill the boots of Fergie. It just further paints the picture of how we have regressed in such a short time and along with that spending almost £120m?


    Sorry but optimism does not exist in my eyes at the moment. Rodgers needs to go.

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  39. Point is that Delph is the only type of player Rodgers will be able to attract.

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  40. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:24 am, December 19, 2014

    I reckon Morgan Schniederlin is the perfect replacement
    Song second choice


    they were both boyhood lfc fans so maybe that will help

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  41. I understand that but also Loges the only way forward well and truly is to dump the deadwood and get the likes of Koke Benzema etc.

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  42. Couldn't agree more.
    but the problem is BR will never sign a proper DM.
    I'd say cut the losses and sell our misfiring italian strikers and get a proven goalscorer in.
    The money to buy a Goalkeeper should be here, but i hope it's nor this Perrin-guy

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  43. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:26 am, December 19, 2014

    we dont buy world class players we create them
    Sterling if coached properly has the potential to eb a great striker
    While Markovic could eb as good as Koke

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  44. How about we forget about Sth ham players for a while you know theyll only charge us top dollar plus for him, plus he will probably do a Lovren on us.

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  45. Someone fresh will get better results out of our squad and could even look to the academy than spend another £100m. Rossiter or £15-£20m on Delph? I know what my choice is going to be.

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  46. FSG may as well buy the whole of Southampton.

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  47. I sincerely doubt Markovic will ever be that good also clubs are not silly they dont want to sell potential world class talent for bugger all.
    Potential is a funny word in football most dont fulfill it.

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  48. we have a lot of problems (i.e. wrong formations, no rotations, bad man-management) but you can't really blame BR for not being a name in world football...

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  49. Thats understandable but all i am saying is world class talent usually always delivers.

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  50. That has got us so far has it not. Sterling will never make a good lone striker because he does not have the skills to hold the ball up and involve others. Markovic and Koke play different positions so you cannot compare.

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  51. Yes but we know now that another big transfer kitty and we will have more bench warmers.


    The solution is to bring in a manager/coach who can get the best out of our academy or someone who will attract big names. Rodgers will not take this club forward.

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  52. Be cheaper to buy the club than the whole team,

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  53. Haha yea man, the research involved in getting everyone's age must be time consuming

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  54. Markovic will be really good only if we have the right coaching for him. Even Emre can being as young as he is will not get to the next level unless we have footballing brains running the show.

    Rodgers and Pascoe and his other yes men?

    or

    Cruyff and de Boer etc?

    I know the second option is going to be a very difficult one to acquire but will revolutionise the way this club is run.

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  55. Koke is just about going to be the best mid there is he is almost there already at 22 if they were to swap him for Markovic id take that without a second thought.

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  56. i think BR is having a hard time, when it comes to transfers...

    First of all, we're not really attractive for top class footballers. Alexis Sanchez didn't want to come to us, neither did Song. I guess there is a huge list of good players we tried on but couldn't attract them...


    Furthermore the transfer committee clearly isn't working the way it should be. I personally think it's really unfair, that BR has to take all the blame for failed transfers as he hasn't got the final say on everything.

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  57. i'm pretty sure using Rossiter is in Rodgers plans

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  58. I like Markovic. Pure pace and has that element of producing a moment of magic.


    The phrase 'striker' is written on his forehead but Rodgers will experiment with him at LWB. I want to see 3 at the back working when we play Arsenal on Sunday :-o

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  59. I do not think Rodgers is in FSG's plans for much longer.

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  60. He won't take all the blame though. If Rodgers goes the committee goes with him.


    Rodgers could have said no to signing Balotelli but went ahead with it anyway. He needs to go.

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  61. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:53 am, December 19, 2014

    Exactly Williams would have suited us more then sakho we may have even won the league he has leadership and good at passing
    while Bony is way betetr then Balotelli
    but comitee thinks differently

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  62. Nothing wrong with learning the game elsewhere on the park it gives you a different often better perspective on your game.
    I know you want get rid of Rodgers but if you dont want the next Hodgson then i suggest you wait it out till seasons end.
    One other thing is regardless of the manager this team still lacks outstanding players.

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  63. I disagree, if Rodgers makes better use of his players instead of continuously selecting his mates or players that are warming up to him then we would not be sitting mid table.

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  64. Pick a group of teams in the EPL 3 in fact of the best 11 by position in the league this season if your honest there wouldn"t be a Liverpool player in it.
    Sterling would be the closest but his statistics are unflattering.

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  65. You can have the best players in the world but if you have a team that lacks confidence, has no identity and is run with 'favourites' being picked plus a style of play that makes west ham look like Real Madrid then what do you get?

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  66. But i am saying individually none of them has taken the league by the scruff of the neck.
    You can blame the manager all you like but he cant kick it for them.
    These are highly paid professionals playing at a big club we deserve better than they are serving up.
    They need to take the most responsibility too for their own games they are paid big money not to hide behind the manager when the going gets tough.

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  67. So just because Suarez left and Sturridge being out Rodgers decided to completely change the way we played last season? The tactics, team selections and mentality of our manager this season would have seen any team struggling. Just go back to BR's first season. Are you telling me that the squad he was given when he took over from Kenny was better than the Squad Rodgers has now?


    Bring a manager who is not so stubborn and delusional and our current squad will be much better off.

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  68. The squads deeper there is supposed to be more quality in the second 11 of players which actually there is.
    The team was built around Suarez and funnily enough you've just agreed with what i said earlier about having world class talent.
    You talk about confidence then get the players to see a sports psychologist or otherwise they harden up.
    Since Suarez has left for all he achieved one other thing that is missing is mongrel toughness the desire to win at all cost this lot are softies generally.

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  69. I am not here to convince you about Rodgers you are like a dog with a bone on that issue.
    But Loges have a look at the talent and ask yourself how could we do what we did last season and nothing now.
    The players must take responsibility too this is probably the softest Liverpool team ive ever seen.
    Also likely the most over rated ability wise.

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  70. Well each to their won. Can, Markovic, Sakho and even Borini will show 100 times more passion and ambition than some of the regulars who know they will start irrespective of how bad they are playing. Team spirit sky high my arse. Even Toure has showed more balls than Skrtel and Lovren and Johnson combined.

    I reckon even Sam Allardyce will produce better results with the squad we have at the moment. That is just me.Taxi for Rodgers.

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  71. Borinis nothing nada scored mostly penalties at Sunders Markovic has a couple of good showings against nobodies now hes the savior.
    But its good your starting to realize that the team has a heap of softies.

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  72. There is no replacement for Gerrard. There is no replacement for Suarez. The sooner we realize that, the better..

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  73. But you need a manger who can sort out the mice from the men. Not a manager who is best mates with a certain group of players.

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  74. Yeah well i agree with that to a certain point but you will have to wait until seasons end to get your wish that is if things dont turn around.

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  75. Well Balotelli was a mistake, but there were many people on here - including myself - we're in favour with us signing Balotelli. As Rodgers said, by signing him, the club took a risk. It could have worked, but it didn't. Cut the losses and move him on


    Don't get me wrong - I'm not backing Rodgers in the slightest but he can't be blamed for every single thing that's going wrong at the moment.
    I am specifically angry with Rodgers because of our display in the Champions league. His team selection against Basel was utter madness.
    Only BR is to blame for 6 shocking performances and an early exit in the CL.

    If we find a good alternative to Rodgers (someone who has experience at the top level and who can attract quality players) I've no problem with that. But unless we find a top quality manager, BR should stay here and try to turn things around. Last season we all saw what a team under BR is able to do. we played the best football I've ever seen at Liverpool, it was a joy to watch us playing football. People seem to forget what BR has done.
    Now please don't come up with this "Suarez carried the team - sh*t"

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  76. How are things going to turn around? If we do not even have the same amount of points as the mancs last season after 16 matches then whoever thinks we are going to finish top 4 are in denial. We were 8 points ahead of them at the same stage last season and we are 10 points behind them this time round.


    TIME TO FACE REALITY.

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  77. depends on the alternatives

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  78. Who says hes sacked if we dont make top 4 i would not believe that for a moment.
    But Loges there are many scenarios to play out, too many to contemplate lets wait and see on that hey.
    Reality is what happens in the end not half way through.

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  79. BR might be lucky and get til the end of the season. he will not be at the club come the start of next season.


    Let's see if my prediction is true.

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  80. Man not that long ago you defended him to the hilt. Now fat Sam is better? You have become a parody of yourself Logan.

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  81. Ok nostradamus who is going to be new manager and who is the new players we are getting.

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  82. We will return to this discussion either in January or when the season is over ;-)

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  83. Of course it depends on who else is available.

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  84. I have taken off my rose tinted glasses.


    Rodgers has proven he cannot take the club forward.

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  85. We seem to forget what BR has done when he has returned to the way we played in his first season.


    I have stated in this thread that there was no reason for Rodgers changing the way we played last season because of Suarez leaving and Sturridge being out. Go find the post.


    Rodgers is delusional and has created a 'the team did well' mentality.

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  86. Sounds like they were ripped off

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  87. I don't think its necessarily Liverpool as a club that is the problem, it seems more likely that Liverpool as a city is, or its location. Overseas players want to be in London, Sanchez said it. You can't really think Song picked West Ham over Liverpool because West Ham are a bigger club?

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  88. Except that Williams basically openly said he hated Suarez, and wanted to punch him. Not the kind of squad harmony I would want to see.

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  89. Still no idea what he was thinking when he went to a 4231...
    you know that in this case i agree with you, he got it all wrong this season.
    I'd take Rafa back without batting an eye, as I think he's the best manager avaliable. De Boer could be interesting too

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  90. yep, the city is a huge factor

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  91. I have made my opinion about Rafa clear on many occasions. Not going to solve our problems.


    We need to stay clear of manager at team who finish below us and need to stay clear of the past. Simple.

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  92. I'm a huge admirer of Rafa, so I'm kind of biased here ;-)

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  93. and then we bought a player that is known for throwing darts at others

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  94. If they don't want to come to Liverpool then stuff em- trust me there's a lot of London is an absolute shithole - have u been to Harlesden? The majority of these players dont actually live in London they have their mansions on the outskirts. If they want the glam lifestyle then go to London clubs we want players who want to play for a 5 time European champions team

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  95. I agree with you, but I'm just saying with London being the capital its a lot more enticing.

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  96. Yea, but that was only at Youth team players so it's fine.

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  97. Sanchez will get the fright of his life if he goes walkabout around Emirates but I do know what u mean- still Liverpool has an airport - play football 8-9 months and holiday the rest

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  98. Brendan said 5 sentences in his last press. Maybe he has been told that other managers are contacted...

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  99. BR's under a lotta pressure and it's beginning to show .... probably been told by owners that he has until end of season to shape up or ship out . Now time to get the results Brendan !

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  100. Jus read that Rafa has recently turned down 2 job offers- didn't say who and that he remains committed to bla bla bla

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  101. Rafa wouldn't turn us down, that's for sure

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  102. "I am not
    thinking about the January window at the moment to be honest."
    these were his last words...

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  103. Maybe he hasn't been asked - yet

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  104. I think the main problem has been lack of confidence with our crap defence / goal keeping which has not yet been fixed ... We have been scared to go forward and press because when we lose ball and they counter we are always in danger of conceding . Last season we got away with it because we had the fire power to come back with the goals . Against MU and Bournemouth we played this way and look what happened ....... MU took their chances but Bournemouth failed to . But I'm sure this is the style of football we all want to see !

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  105. That Alonso Barry thing, what is your opinion of it?

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  106. That issue doesn't put me off Benitez, but I still want Rodgers to succeed with Liverpool.

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  107. I think it depends on results before Christmas ... a win against Arsenal is a big one for him . No doubt owners are putting feelers out - just hope they are not panicked into getting a wrong un ! Will be more options at end of season

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  108. Hard to think about when you won't have the money ...
    or worse still not in a job !

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  109. I actually think Delph would be a good addition to our team. He's technically skilled enough for the job. As for 'Gerrard-replacement', Iike Neymar or Kaka Mk1.

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  110. Nevergonnacrackthecode2:15 pm, December 19, 2014

    no to delph just no
    brendan will lose the whole fan base if he sells can for delph

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  111. Worrying that he is sticking with Jones .... Migno should be in for this one

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  112. Good, he should leave asap.

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  113. More than anything, we quality need depth at striker. However, quality strikers are so rare, and their transfer fees are well beyond what Liverpool are willing to pay these days, not to mention wages. All Liverpool can hope for is budding talent, which we have plenty off. Given this, I think a move for Shaquiri would be a good one. He isn't a striker per se, but hopefully he can be utilised with Sterling up front. He isn't tall, but he is stocky, strong, and extremely quick. Him and Sterling creating movement and stretching the back line might just see us playing a little more like the way we were playing last season. Markovic also seems to be improving based on his last couple of performances. I'm hopeful.

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  114. It seems worse than that from the outside. Like you have to be wholly one thing or the other. There seems a lack of balanced discussion instead from praise and defence to attack. Things you were arguing last year like young players can't be judged so soon has nearly gone out the window. Nothing is ever as simplistic as people on message boards on the internet make out. Anyone calling the manager arrogant and telling him what he should do is not realising the blatant irony of the situation. Rodgers has gotten things very wrong and may not be the person to take us forward but coming on these boards to repeat yourself day after day is just a bit nuts.

    The away fans at the Bournemouth game were signing Rodgers name. He may not be the answer to our aspirations as a club but they as always have shown the class that most of us lack.

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  115. I was even behind Rodgers in his first season when some thought FSG were out of their minds making Rodgers manager.

    Unfortunately Rodgers has shown his true colours i.e. he is out of his depth. I am not going to write jovial things when i am not happy.

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  116. Never, Balotelli only frightens teams when he is sat on their own bench.

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  117. And how is that working out?

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  118. lewandoski would, the midget will not.

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  119. Nevergonnacrackthecode5:14 pm, December 19, 2014

    miss Rafa Benitez so much
    Greatest manager

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  120. Sakho is quality and his passing is better than any of our other centre backs. He passes with conviction and uses both feet. The guy is a bloody good player, some just find it almost impossible to see or admit it.

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  121. i dont have a problem with delph hes a decent player as long as we don't pay top dollar ......you cant replace players since ive been supporting liverpool we have been trying to find the next hansen,case,souness,mcmahaon,rush,dagleish , barnes, hypia,etc etc the key to success is just buying good players at the right price all this finding clones of idols is futile clap trap

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  122. i think song stated publicly he wanted to join liverpool

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  123. hes an ego maniac whose opinion of himself is way out of kilter with reality .....listening to him you would think he invented tactics when in reality he shows very little tactical acumen and even less acumen on recruitment

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  124. the jones/mingo saga represents everything that is wrong with the Rodgers tenure 200m spent and we have two keepers who for me look no better than keeper you see in at amateur level

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  125. If Harlsden is the worst then it's no surprise they want to go to London. Like was said above, millionaires live in nice areas, whether they are in London, Liverpool, Manchester....ok, maybe that last one was pushing it!
    What makes a difference is the likelihood of there being a large Chilian community in London where Sanchez's wife can make friends and generally not feel alone in a strange city. There are bars and clubs and restraunts, fitness groups etc catereing for every tiny niche group in London that they just don't have in Croxteth.

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  126. the saints are great window dressers and make average stock look more expensive to the naive buyer when in reality the goods they sell are either second hand or fire damaged

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  127. Balotelli(24) is a world class player, yes He is Lazy, Yes he had issues back in the day. But Balotelli(24) surrounded by top class quality mobile pacey quick attackers in front of him and near him week in week out will prove he is world class.

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  128. i still think in the right system under the right guidance balo could prove his value .......

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  129. Nevergonnacracktheegg5:45 pm, December 19, 2014

    bARRY IS A VERY GOOD PLAYER, AND ALONGSIDE aLONSO WOULD OF BEEN GREAT - THE FACT THAT bENITEZ WANTED HIM AS A REPLACEMENT WAS JUST TOO MUCH

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  130. Liverpool should quickly pay the loan fee and take the wizkid to Anfield. We could get another SAS in Sturridge and Shaqiri - O yes!!

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  131. this guy doesn't even know what offside means... he's got the body of a n adonis is 6 ft 2, yet he only manages to win only 10% of areal duels. he has over 30 shots without a goal. good players can adapt to other systems, he can't because he's nothing more than a giant baby with a decent first touch

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  132. He cost us 9 mill. with apparently 2 mill. additional bonus for appearances - probably he is nearing his first team quota and we are trying to save money by demoting him ? Especially if we are about to sign another keeper .......
    I personally don't think he has improved at all and no worse than when we first signed him .

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  133. If Sterling converts to a striker, then we can sell all of them except Sturridge and Lambert, and just bring in Bony. We'll have Sturridge and Bony for our main CF, Origi and Sterling to play on their shoulder, and Lambert as our resident veteran (much like Carra or Toure were for the Defense).


    However, I honestly see Sterling as more of an AM. With him, Cou, and Lallana at AM, that seems more natural squad depth. Marko and Ibe are the only 2 guys that I see have a legit future in the wings, so Shaqiri wouldn't be a bad addition.


    You are right though. If Sterling stays at AM, then we'll have Sturridge + Someone (Bony, Martinez, etc.) at CF, and Origi + Someone (Borini maybe, Lacazette, Giovinco, etc.) as SS. It just depends on how many strikers we want to buy, and where we see Raheem's future.

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  134. barry is quality but he's not even close to the level xabi is playing for over 10 years now. I could never understand why we sold Alonso...

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  135. if Sanchez had signed for us he wouldn't be visiting Croxteth same as he wont be visiting Harlesden unless driving through - (other side of town completely) we should be selling Liverpool FC as 5 times European champions and not as a nice place to go wining and dining. you know if that's what a player wants then we don't need em. Oh and it's not the worst by far but it is a dive

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  136. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:12 pm, December 19, 2014

    Why are using half my name?

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  137. whats strange is that with the system that rodgers plays mingo is least qualified ....naturally you have to stop shots but distribution and ball control are actually more important

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  138. well its not my fault is it

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  139. thats all the more re4ason for rodgers to meet players he really wants in person and meeting potential players assisted with Gerrard and someone like john barnes and try to the the history of the club

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  140. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:54 pm, December 19, 2014

    there is a picture of rodgers talking to 11 liverpool players at once in training today the players are


    Jones,Toure,Sakho,Skrtel,Henderson,Lallana,Markovic,Sterling


    and two palyers with their backs turned

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  141. What was the other one doing?

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  142. He hasn't cracked it yet.

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  143. Don't get why he keeps passing balls deep to defenders when we are so venerable there ..... could it be no confidence in finding players further
    up field ?

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  144. My top choices for next LFC manager:-


    1) Me
    2) Jose Mourinho
    3) Rafa Benitez or Diego Simeone
    5) Carlo Ancelotti
    6) Roberto Martinez
    7) Jurgen Klopp

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  145. Carlo Ancelotti for me but as he isn't available get your CV
    in quick ...

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  146. I can let him have a second hand dossier - hardly used

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  147. Think the pages on defending were lost somewhere unfortunately

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  148. Realistically:-

    1) Rafa Benitez or Diego Simeone
    3) Roberto Martinez
    4) Jurgen Klopp

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  149. Is Martinez realistic? He turned it down once

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  150. I still think that FSG never offered him the job. BR was always the first choice. It doesn't make sense that RM will reject Liverpool and take over Everton (no disrespect).

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  151. He had that at City. Is Aguero not all the things you describe? Didn't work out. I'm sure there were some pretty good strikers in that inter team he was in too. Up to now he's done absolutely nothing to put his name in the same league as Inbrahimovic, Lewandowski, Suarez, Neymar and the handful of other world class strikers in the world . Mario is nowhere near their level

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  152. Martinez is a no go. Simeone would be great, but won't stick around for very long.

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  153. Should he go to Arsenal then he could have a similar problem to that which exists at Bayern. Ozil, Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla, Sanchez, Theo (if he can somehow play again), and the Ox. Shaqiri would probably adopt Podolski's situation. He would walk into Liverpool's team though, and that should be the overriding factor in his decision.

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  154. Lallana is doing very well. Kolo said he's our best player this season and I wouldn't argue with that.

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  155. Coutinho?! No way mate. The rest I can agree with, especially Allen since he is almost always in the team, but to say we should sell Coutinho is a very bold, yet flawed comment.

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  156. Balotelli(24) scored some vital goals for all the clubs he has played for and he is world class.


    When he plays with attackers with class, creativity. mobility, pace and speed around him he excels and that will be the same when sturridge(25) is fit and Markovic(20) hits full flow.

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  157. Nope; I'm not against Delph signing.

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  158. Fully agreed re Delph/cost and replacements, Gilstrap. Think we have to accept that different players require different conditions to thrive. This 'replacement' thing smacks of excessive nostalgia.


    Just realised that in my initial comment, the last sentence was meant to read something like this: "As for 'Gerrard-replacement, don't even try, unless it's an absolute magician like Neymar or Kaka Mk1".

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  159. Just to confirm, Lacazette would cost around 16 million, Perrin would be around 22 million, Cabaye would be a loan.

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  160. Horses for courses i suppose mate hes done blow all in ages.

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  161. And rogers replaces him first or doesn't play him .out of all the Rodgers signings he is best , Rodgers leaves Allen on and replaces lallana ?????

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  162. I think our interest in Shaqiri has passed. We would have tried in the summer but after it fell through Markovic is most likely the player we got instead. Shaqiri probably would have been the better option but the young Serb is starting to show his skills. So I don't see Liverpool going back in for Shaqiri. We have heaps of attacking midfield options, both centrally and wide and what we really need is an effective and versatile striker.

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  163. I just think that for foreign players, the consideration will always be for their family. London is the most cosmopolitan and well known city so it is understandable that they want to live there. you're right, Finsbury is a bit special but like most of London, council houses on one side, million pound pads on the other - madness!
    I once met a girl from Harlsden whilst working in the civil service - she was definitely better than young Raheem. Ah, the memories......

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  164. COVER YOUR EARS MARY.

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  165. Is it copyrighted? Egg boy!!

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  166. Ha! cheap drugs don't work.... they are bound to be on top of the line drugs, only way they'd be so whacked that they thought Balotelli was a £16m risk worth taking.....

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  167. I will like to draw your attention to Coutinhos take on success rate, goals to shots rate, and defensive ignorance that lets goalscorers get away.... Coutinho is over rated, and always has been... I'd take Shaqiri or Firmino all day everyday over Coutinho...

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  168. You know he's had broken ribs right?

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  169. Sorry mate but that's just not true. Balotelli has never "excelled" at any club he's been at, that's why they've all been desperate to offload him. Just gonna have to agree to disagree on this one

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  170. Well every manager he has played for knows his a world class talent and he is. Yeah is has his issues and his problems in past but he is human and he was young, he is still only 24.


    And when he plays with more class creativity, mobilty and pace around him week in week out we will see very best of M Balotelli(24).

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