16 Jan 2015

Great News: 'Magic' £12m star wanted by LFC refuses to discuss new deal. Try and sign?

Liverpool were recently linked with a January move for unsettled Everton attacker Kevin Mirallas, and with Everton struggling in the league this season, it seems that the Belgian is preparing an escape route out of Goodison Park.

In November, the Daily Express reported that Liverpool were 'monitoring' Mirallas' contract situation, and soon after, he made it clear that he'd quit Everton if the club failed to achieve Champions League football:

"I've made no secret of the fact that I want to play in the Champions League. Ideally I will do so with Everton, but if that doesn't appear possible we will have to look at the situation"

Mirallas has underlined his stance by delaying contract talks until late in the summer. He told reporters this week:

"There is no problem. The best thing, for me and for the team, is that I finish the season well. Then after that I will go away on holiday, and when I come back we will talk about my situation"

Reading between the lines, it's obvious what's happening here. Mirallas wants out, and he's delaying signing a new contract to allow interested clubs to put in offers. Why else wait until after the summer break to sign a new deal? By the, transfer season will be in full swing, and he'll probably be inundated with offers.

£12m-rated Mirallas is highly regarded at Everton, and the club's boss, Roberto Martinez is determined to hold onto him. In an interview this week, the Spaniard hailed Mirallas as 'wonderful footballer', and further enthused:

“He [Mirallas] is a star. I’ve said that before - he has the star quality to find that piece of magic or important moment in the game to score a goal. He keeps showing that.”

Team-mates Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar are also big fans of Mirallas. Last week, Baines raved:

“He [Mirallas] is one of the best finishers at the club. If you are going to put someone in on goal in an important moment, Kevin would probably be at the top of the list because he’s composed"

Pienaar went on to outline one of Mirallas's key strengths:

“Kevin is a player you will leave more one-versus-one with the full-back because he’s got the ability to twist and turn, and come inside and he can finish really well on his right foot".

Prior to his Everton transfer, Liverpool were heavily linked with Mirallas, but as per usual at Anfield, the club dithered, and the Blues ended up snapping him up for a piffling £6m.

Liverpool bought Joe Allen, Fabio Borini, and Oussama Assaidi instead (for a combined £29m).

Since arriving at Goodison, Mirallas has contributed 48 goals/assists in 89 games (goal/assist every 1.8 games), which is an excellent record, and as I argued back in 2012, I'd love to see the Belgian at Anfield.

He is a tough, confident, no-nonsense attacker with a superb work ethic, and - let's be honest - a bit of a nasty streak, which is often present in players with an indefatigable winning mentality.

Liverpool need a bit of that, though. The wide-eyed 'Gosh, I'm at Anfield!' schtick of Lallana, Lambert et al is tiresome, and I'm sure that Mirallas has the mentality to handle the expectation/pressure that comes with playing for Liverpool.

Should the Reds pursue Mirallas in the summer?

Historically, very few Everton players have signed for Liverpool (and vice-versa), but it's not unheard-of, and if Liverpool can pull of a minor-miracle and qualify for the Champions League, then the Reds will, at the very least, be in the running.

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136 comments:

  1. Even though he's an Everton player, he has always struck me as the danger man in attack. I really do rate Mirallas, and a deal, especially on the cheap, would be awesome.


    However, he plays a position on the field we are currently stacked in. Sterling, Markovic, Lallana, and Coutinho all play similar positions, and all 4 are something of favorites to BR. Mirallas coming in would bloat that position.


    ONe option though would be to convert him to a striker. He has all the basic attributes, but I'm not sure at this point in his career he'd be open to making a switch like that when he could play his favored position at an equally good club.

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  2. Lallana is over his "bedding in" period and he's showing that he's a quality footballer. With him, Sterling, Coutinho, Markovic and now Ibe in the line-up there isn't really much of a place for Mirallas. As the post just below suggests, the only option would seem to be to play him as a striker i.e. in the false 9 role like Suarez.

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  3. he wants champions league football unlikely too happen at liverpool next season...

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  4. Maybe a good signing a couple of years ago, but we don't need him now. Say it with me now...striker...really can we just focus and get this done?

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  5. No,,,, A Keeper should be No 1 priority IMO, if there are any worth buying ATM.
    We have Studge, Ballo, Lambert, Borini, Sterling,
    Remember we paid a handsome price for strikers before, and one of them had the audacity to score his first goal after 10 months. but we did not give up on him after a short period, we persevered and then he scored after a long 10 months. His name was Ian Rush, always remember that.

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  6. Aldo wasn't that crash hot in his first few months either. Nor was Peter Crouch, although he the odd one out in that bunch.

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  7. Yes, my point being dont give up on the likes on Mario, if he can be convinced to work his arse off on the pitch, he has the class to make it big, it would be such a waste to see that talent go without giving him every chance.

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  8. I like Mirallas and wish we could bring him aboard. Nuke Allen and bring in a guy with some grit AND skill.......

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  9. Why waste dough on Mirallas when they are stocked up in that department and are looking to fill players into positions we genuinely are lacking in.
    Funds will be tight and a goalie a striker and a mid to replace Gerrard will soak up the funds nicely.

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  10. I agree with you. I'm very glad to see that Rodgers is going to stick with Mario and "find a solution". It's totally nuts that a player of his talent can't find a way to express his ability on the pitch. There were a couple of moments against Sunderland where he did things with apparent ease and I was mumbling to myself that he's obviously a skilful player, it's crazy that he's not doing well. He's strong and can hold players off while still controlling the ball, his balance and body control is brilliant for a man of his size. He can shoot from distance but also control a volley and finish well. He has a great eye for passing, above average skills on the dribble .... I could actually go on quite a bit. Obviously what's missing is a way to apply all those skills and perhaps mental focus is a part of that, but I really do hope he can come good and get to be the player we were all hoping we'd get.

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  11. Agree 100%, to me it seems like a case of "I'm Mario give the ball to me".
    If he starts chasing down defenders, that would be a great start, the rest as you said, he has naturally.

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  12. I'm very glad that I've found another person from a very select bunch that share this view with me. I'm bewildered that some people rather keep Lambert or Borini, and flick Balotelli. It just doesn't make any sense to me. Has has more talent and skill than the two of them combined...twice. We need to persevere with him. His proven ability is worth the wait.

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  13. He's even been getting himself into great positions for our mids to feed to

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  14. Damn Ron, I have been getting Microwaved dinners each evening for the past few weeks, (working abroad) last thing I wanna see is a crispy Joe Allen on my plate.

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  15. Yes i'd rather drive a Ballotelli than a Lamborini.

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  16. Working a broad for a whole week i hope she was worth it !!!

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  17. A few points off the relegation zone, he is fleeing a sinking ship.

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  18. Allen had performed well before his injury this season.

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  19. Ibe isn´t any more special than any other in the team, if he's in the plans for the next game then he will play, if has to sit on the bench then he will sit on the bench, simple as that

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  20. How about food dye?

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  21. Super Mario Cart. Any day of the week.

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  22. I think this is great! It shows a clear message by FSG. We've just spent a fortune in the summer and now you make good with what you have before you get any more. And too right too. Why shop for guys like Redmond and Berahino without first giving guys like Ibe a decent chance? I say bring back Wisdom too! And in regards to who will play and who will not, that's for them too worry about, not me. The way I see it, two things can happen - either they fold and they weren't the right material to be successful with in the first place or it makes them better and the team benefits. Do you think Barcelona cared about the feelings of Messi, Pedro and Neymar when they bought Suarez? May the best man win!

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  23. Oh and well done Fernando Torres!

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  24. we probably won't get ross, but you won't be able to keep him.
    but you can keep barry and kone ;-)

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  25. Better chance than the bitters.

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  26. How many has Balotelli got?

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  27. Do you mean, DONT TRY AND PLAY OR DO WHAT STIRLING DOES ?? Just play your normal game.

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  28. Fair enough ; but how BUT how long ?? lol

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  29. Top comment, Johnny Starrs.

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  30. This conversation is heartening.

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  31. Blue mates say he is inconsistent but you can't argue with his output. What is his injury record like? He looked brilliant against West Ham.

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  32. That is kind of a story that made me Liverpool fan. Hope we will have more of those...

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  33. Sterling. It's Sterling. As in silver.

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  34. Um, no. Statistically he's one of the highest contributors in defense and attack from midfield not only in Liverpool's squad, but in the league. You just don't like him for some reason.

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  35. I don't know why you keep sticking the boot into Lallana Jaimie, he's probably been our second best player this season, he's just been unlucky with injuries.
    As for Miralles, you're right we definitely should have signed him the first time round but I can't see him signing for us and if he did then surely he would just be the epitome of mercenary footballer which you profess to hate so much.
    Our team is needing a bit of nasty back though since Suarez has gone.
    As much as I hate Chelsea, I love watching Diego Costa play. Wenger described him as a "killer" and we're lacking a wee bit of that just now IMO.

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  36. Great post mate

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  37. We dont want anyone from Everton they are terrible at the moment and it would only be more over priced British dross anyway.

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  38. I agree he has talent but his decision making on the pitch is as bad as I've seen. He's like watching a school boy who has ability but no real idea what he's doing so he invariably tries the spectacular and up to now it's NEVER worked. I fear his attitude/personality is the problem and he's not a kid anymore, you'd be hoping he would have outgrown some of the issues he's had in the past but he doesn't seem to have.
    I think if you just gave Balotelli an Ibrahimovic style free role and surrounded him with mobile attackers then he could be successful, but unlike Ibrahimovic, he's done nothing to merit building the team around him like that and if that's the only way he can be successful then he goes against Rodgers philosophy of signing versatile players who can play multi-positionally, which brings us back to the real issue with Mario which is why we signed him in the first place

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  39. An up vote, but a minus for liking Costa.

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  40. Haha. He's one of the many that got away. If he played for us you'd love him

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  41. The Championship is a poor standard. Ipswich are flying and Southampton didn't have to get out of first gear to beat them in the replay. I dont doubt Ibe has potential but bringing him back is a wrong move. I hope Ibe and Rodgers prove me wrong but i think this is a money saving move

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  42. i know Ibe doesn't play for Ipswich but the point i'm making is about Championship vs Premier League.

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  43. I think the main point here is that Mirallas is not an improvement on those that are already at the club. He always seems lively to me when we play against them and I'm sure he is a decent player but there must also be a reason why he can't hold down a place with them or the Belgian national team. Fine player, but wouldn't improve us.

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  44. you are out of your head if you think that team will go anywhere. Markovic one good game and everyone raving about him. Jesus me and you could have played well against Sunderland, they are awful. We haven't seen Flannagan play this season, he might have been a 6 month wonder last season because lets be honest it's not hard to do better than Johnson or Enrique and it was Cissokho on our left side last year.

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  45. Well I doubt Chelsea, Barca or Juventus will be in for him any time soon. If that's what he wants he should move back to Belgium.

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  46. We would love Hitler if he scored enough goals.

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  47. wouldn't. I hope so. Suarez was/is different, me thinks. I don't know, it looks to me like he is spitting other players just because he is a prick... I sAW him fall down a dozen times just to get a yellow for the opponent- without the free kick, in those moments where there is a cluster of players 'fighting'. Suarez wanted a penalty or a free kick, and when got confronted for it(for the 56th time I know, but still), he confessed and changed, at least for a while... It's that feeling where I thin I wouldn't accept a pint of beer from him in a bar. And I love beer, and I am poor.

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  48. Sorry, you don't think Miralles is an upgrade on Lambert, Borini and Balotelli? Gimme a break. He's not an upgrade on Sturridge but he's streets ahead of the rest

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  49. wouldn't. I hope so. Suarez was/is different, me thinks. I don't know, it looks to me like he is spitting other players just because he is a p***k... I sAW him fall down a dozen times just to get a yellow for the opponent- without the free kick, in those moments where there is a cluster of players 'fighting'. Suarez wanted a penalty or a free kick, and when got confronted for it(for the 56th time I know, but still), he confessed and changed, at least for a while... It's that feeling where I thin I wouldn't accept a pint of beer from him in a bar. And I love beer, and I am poor.

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  50. All of them were blue. Not enough for blue to be golden, though..

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  51. If Balo had an ounce of his work rate and instinct he would be a better player. But that is certainly a big if.

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  52. Ibe, Markovic, Lallana, Sterling, Balotelli. Love watching Mirallas play, but we have that department covered and other departments in need, so an unhappy no...

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  53. He'll be given licence to cheat as much as he can at Chelsea though as they have no souls. At Liverpool he would be told to wind it in a bit in the same way Suarez was. He puts the fear into centre halves tho and none of our strikers have done that this season

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  54. Agreed but he doesn't

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  55. Here's the link Robo was talking about. Everyone see for yourself. Also ask yourself if you could see Borini doing this. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jordon+ibe+vs+chelsea
    Ibe coming back will give BR more options with purpose. I pray Origi comes from Lille too as I posted the other day that he didn't play against Nantes. Coincidental, I hope so.

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  56. Yeah. I have this fantasy of him having electro shock therapy and finally getting it. I am not sure he ever will. I doubt he thinks there is anything to get.

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  57. I agree and that's his problem IMO

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  58. Sakho will eat alive in the 36th round. And Gerrard will score, so the revenge will be complete..

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  59. There's hope in our hears ...not bitterness ;-)

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  60. this is so true

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  61. think he's talking about barkley

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  62. Just for you Orme,
    Ian rush arranged a meeting with Bob Paisley to discuss his future, and wanted a move to another club. Bob said no problem, he would look for another club to take him, but he must start scoring for the reserves or nobody would want him( Paisley was a magician with players). Rush scored 2 in the next game, then a 4 in another game, he scored in
    almost every game, Bob then promoted him back into the first team, and he scored his first goal after 10months, the rest is history.

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  63. Can we make an arrangement- every week new story? And in return... Well there are quite a few romantic stories about my local waterpolo club, but...

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  64. Maybe, but I'll skip the Waterpolo if thats ok.

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  65. The Balotelli is very powerful and looks the part but lacks accelleration, runs out of gas, is difficult to handle, slow to turn and high maintenance

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  66. LFC is enough, not LWC, cant handle both.

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  67. Must be a nightmare to insure...

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  68. Allan from Udinese for one or Gonalons from Lyon. Better and cheaper.

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  69. I knew you wouldn't want those stories, just kidding.. Though it was English guy who invented the sport, ironicaly...

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  70. Last resort.

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  71. Hitler would certainly add a bit of that 'nasty streak' we all agree is missing from our attack; there's plenty of führery in his play.....

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  72. the Lamborini is a tractor.

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  73. Agree that transfer inadequacies are endemic to LFC. But are things improving? BR came to the club with the transfer mentality of a small/medium size club, Borini/Allen where 'expensive' purchases for Brendan, 11/15m. I think he is getting to the stage now he knows money buys success but doesn't have the Di Maria kind of money. He is taking a while to get to the mindset of being a big club manager. Van Gaal, who I would classify as a "big" club manager, had no qualms about splashing the cash immediately. BR doesn't have that kind of money but the reason I suggest things are improving is because, relative to the budget, Sako, Lovren, Markovic, Can & Lallana are expensive. 'But he could have bought De Maria with the LS money' you may say, but in his opinion he needed to make a better squad rather than buy two 60m players. Perhaps in time when we are in the CL year on year as before then squad building won't be so important and one marquee signing a year will suffice.

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  74. None of these little prima donnas want to put the work in, do they? If Mirallas wants to play in the CL, how about going out and scoring 15 or 20 goals from midfield to earn your club the right? That's what Lampard, Gerrard, Scholes, Pires, and all the other important CL players from England did. Mirallas has never broken 10 yet. Can't stand these whiners!

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  75. a tractor is very acurate. hard working, does whatever you want from him, but very slow and unspectacular

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  76. Little known fact outside the city, but Adolf Hitler's brother Alois settled in Liverpool before WWI and his nephew William Patrick Hitler was born and raised in the city. There was even a story about Adolf Hitler himself living in Liverpool at one time that is now regarded as total bollocks. If it was true of course it would explain a lot.

    Anyway if things had worked out differently, it is *entirely possible* that we could have had a scouse Hitler playing professional football in the city. He probably wouldn't have been a red, though -- right?

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  77. Definite bluenose

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  78. None of the usual traffic laws apply to footballers

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  79. Knowing Brenton Rodgers, he'll probably play Ibe over Coutinho due to Ibe being British. Same way as when Allen is fit, Lucas will be dropped again.

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  80. But would he have the balls for it?

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  81. Yeah he was too bitter to be a red.

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  82. So most people are brainwashed because they consider a player better who won the golden boy award over 1 that isn't tearing up the championship hmmm.
    If you really want people to take you seriously post under 1 name instead of many and maybe get a discus account.
    I cant see that your anything other than a troll and by no means to be taken seriously.

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  83. Come on he knows a lot more than you after all he can spell Sterling for a start and doesn't need multiple accounts to get a point across.

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  84. Here's some more great news- Johnson and Allen close to returning- oh no. Done just fine without them

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  85. I don't think he's an upgrade on Lallana, Sterling, Markovic, Coutinho. Mirallas is a winger not a main striker.

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  86. Fantastic comment.

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  87. Bang on mate. It won't be Sterling who might convert sucessfully to a striker. It will be Ibe.

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  88. Ibe is 19, not 90! He should be able to play twice a week, every week without a problem. He's a big strong strapping lad, not a wimp. Sterling's perceived burn out is due to the team completely relying on him, but is actually more likely to do with his contract negotiations..

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  89. Why do you post this rubbish about Sterling on various internet forums, newspaper articles etc? Seen you post this a few times.

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  90. I would imagine that ibe will be used to give Sterling a rest either during last 20 in games and will start against some of the so called lesser opposition.

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  91. I think this is a good move regardless if he gets too much playing time for the rest of the season, I'm sure he will tho since we are still competing on all fronts. It get's him back into the training methods and gives Rodgers a chance to asses his progress closely in midseason training sessions. He will really hit the ground running next season. Another exciting young player ready for the first team, great times.

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  92. Didn't it go to a replay? So hardly a pushover.

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  93. I think if he'd signed for us a couple years back he'd be playing centrally by now. But you're right he probably isn't an upgrade on those players although his output in terms of goals/assists is far higher

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  94. Yes, we have Balo, Lambert and Borini...which is why I say we need a striker. Love Studge, but I'm afraid he'll just get hurt again...sooner rather than later...if he doesn't play, do we really have him? I'll bet BR has had the Paisley equivalent discussion with all three and we still have no striker. RS is doing an admirable job as a winger stand-in for a striker, but he doesn't really have the striker mentality or finish. So I stand by my original words.

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  95. Pacheco had great skill but absolutely no pace at all. If he got past someone at the top level they could recover to challenge him almost immediately. To play as a striker you need at least some pace, even if it's over 10 - 20 yards, Pacheco doesn't have that. Also, one of my posts included a link to youtube but it's been deleted from this thread. Check out Jordon Ibe vs Chelsea on youtube to see if you think Ibe isn't ready. If you ask me, he's more ready than Borini.

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  96. I think its safe to say that with BR bringing back Ibe and trying for an early Origi return means we wont be spending at all this window unless its for a back up keeper

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  97. He's either a wind-up merchant, senile, or both. Perhaps he's not human at all, but an advanced sort of machine that generates daft comments and distributes them generously throughout the Interverse.

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  98. How about other watersports? The interweb seems to be awash videos of a water sport I've never played, but the participants look like they enjoy it

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  99. To be clear, I said "playing". I'm not expecting him to start or play a full 90 minutes.


    And now that it's been made clear below that he's cup tied, I'll meet you in the middle... if he's not on the bench this weekend, I'll be scratching my head.

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  100. I like the look of that Vietto kid at Villarreal. Reminds me of Suarez in his Ajax days. Apparently he has a discipline problem as well so he might be a clone 😉

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  101. Berahino would be a decent addition who could grow up to be a fantastic PL striker, he wants the move and BR wants him.... BUT.

    i dont think we will be signing anyone this window. FSG isnt backing brendan after the summer splurge and dissappointing first half of the season. If we had the money we woudnt have brought Ibe back, and we wouldnt be looking to bring in Origi 6 months early.

    its just my gut feeling.

    make it or break it 6 months for BR. if we finish out of top 4 its bye bye.

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  102. Are you sure you're not thinking of Stirling Moss?

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  103. Ha! Love it

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  104. Ahahahahaha. Makes it a little hard to decide whether to wear the budgie-smugglers on any given day

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  105. It seems a quick algebra example may help you out:


    50 + yrs = loss of sight


    Maths says go to specsavers

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  106. With Ibe coming back into the squad I would say that is pretty much the end of pursuit for Origi this month.


    Sterling, Balotelli, Lambert, Sturridge, Coutinho, Lallana, Borini and Ibe, What is the point in bringing Origi when he will be fighting it out on the bench and most probably will hardly even make the bench plus adding another player to the wage bill.Would be a waste of money paying more than what we have for him to join at the start of next season.

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  107. Definition of "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em"

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  108. Agree. Origi would probably take the rest of the season to gel with the rest of the team...so what good is he in the short run?

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  109. Well the experts (you know lads whonhave not talking garba on the Internet like you and me) say that fast players are far more at risk of injury than others. Running at great pace and making quick turns or having to stop suddenly puts emeneed stress on the muscles, tendons and the body in general. Ibe is all about power and pace and it doesn't matter how old he is that puts him more at risk of injury. So yes rest is necessary especially if there is still going to be done.

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  110. He said it himself he doesn't like playing as a striker and only wants to play on the wing

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  111. Markovic has played more games at a higher standard than Ibe. He has won two league titles and been a part of a team who got to Europa League final. If Ibe has the same ceiling then need more time to get there. I can't see how Ibe getting as much time on the pitch as Markovic this season would have been better for him than his loan.

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  112. That first part was very Yoda.

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  113. This again? You want to say it again under another name?

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  114. If only you had actually watched him you would sound less foolish.

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  115. He is trolling lad. There is no way he wouldn't have changed the spelling by now.

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  116. No dis espect U tube makes hacks look like champions Ibe doesnt get a tottaly regular run at Derby i am not saying he doesnt have potential but he is not the finished article.

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  117. I think it make sense bringing him back on a number of levels. First and foremost he's having a great season and is a form player so no reason to think he can't contribute.
    Secondly, it allows us to integrate him this term. Get him in and around the match day squads regularly, throw him into some games; even if he's not playing every game it's great experience.
    Thirdly, we have more control on his development. He's shown in a hard, mature league that he's ready for the rigours of the prem. We don't need to worry about whether he can handle himself which is part of the benefit of sending him down there. What we do need to worry about is if he ends up playing 40 odd games for Derby and burns out as a result. He's becoming one of their main players and certainly an automatic starter. If he came back next season and was crocked from playing too much we'd all be criticising Rodgers. This way we can manage his development more closely and ensure we have a fully fit Ibe for next season

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  118. Get rid of all of the three mentioned, none of them have done anything.Look the Manager and the transfer boys you would think know BR style by now . Small lightweight players no one else wants and overpay, they do nothing and then we loan them out!! Lallana a worry also as he is either injured or subbed off . I cannot get over the absolute bunkum that even the most fanatical radical extremist suicide bomber may question the validity of the reasoning attached to persevering with the worst strike three in the PL.....


    I saw nothing different from Super Mario last week, he still is offside all of the time, he cannot pick a pass and his free kicks and shooting are absurd, not one rubbish effort but two from the same dead ball.Plays for himself IMO. Borini emabarrasing and poor old RL not got a real look in and is bereft of any confidence. Really pleased bBe back and would love to see Sinclair and Ojo have a run out than waste any more effort and energy of the coaching staff on deluded MB, and FB.

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  119. As a blue I fear he'll be leaving us in the close season- but seriously doubt he'll leave the Bitters for the Deluded. Bit injury prone but a good player . He fancies his chance at a top side and I think he'll get it .

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  120. In 2012 we chose to sign Sturridge rather than Bony, and I'm more than happy with that :)

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  121. Argh! More of the Lambert apologists!!! 'Ohhh, it's not his fault, he's just a poor lad low on confidence!' Maybe Balotelli is low on confidence too? I don't ever remember him being this out of form at City or Milan. Funny how people put his bad form down to being a selfish brat, but the bad form of Lambert down to shit confidence. Something is definitely up.
    The main point I was trying to make was that if I had to choose between Mario and Lamborini, I'd choose Mario in a heartbeat, because he possesses a lot more skill than the latter. But it'd be sad to just let Mario's ability go to waste

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  122. The deluded so you are saying United wont bother.

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  123. We're not looking for any £12m players. We are on the prowl for some £5m and below players. Sickening......

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  124. Don't blame you. But what if it was televised instead?

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  125. Great comment mate really insightful.

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  126. When you have a field to plough you need a tractor

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  127. Mirallas wouldn't touch the shite with Suarez's dick. He still owes you for that disgusting freak raking his trotters down Mirallas's ankle and costing him half a season. You could treble that £12mil and it wouldn't be enough.

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  128. He wants to play in the Champions League, which rules out a move to Liverpool.

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  129. Not really. Exactly the same chance, given we're both in the Europa. You're not getting it through the league. You'll finish where you are now, 7th.

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  130. All our players are rubbish. Except all our players that everyone wants and fantasizes over signing. I wouldn't want Everton to sign any Liverpool players.

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  131. Yokohama Liverpool Fan2:48 am, January 19, 2015

    Carvalho is another player that may come good in a few years. W need instant impact players. Furthermore the kind of money Sporting is asking for this inexperienced youngster who didn't even start for Portugal in the WorlD Cup and plays in a weaker league will pose too much of a risk.

    A safer bet is a more cultured/experienced player like Lars Bender or Shneiderlin. Most reasonable option is keeping Lucas as his experience and ability to break up and circulate play has brought stability to our erratic performances.

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