31 Mar 2015

Transfer Update: Liverpool finally agree to sell £7m outcast. Offers expected from Sunderland and Celtic

Liverpool misfit Tago Ilori continues to be linked with a move away from Anfield this summer, and according to new reports claim that Reds are definitely willing to sell the Portuguese when the transfer window opens.

According to Monday's Daily Express:

* Liverpool are 'ready to hear offers' from Sunderland and Celtic.

* Sunderland scouted Ilori during Portugal U21s’ recent friendly with Denmark.

* Real Sociedad have also scouted Ilori this year.

With the greatest respect, I doubt Sunderland have much chance of sealing a deal; Fabio Borini couldn't be persuaded to swap Liverpool for the North-East, and the same will probably happen with Ilori. Real Sociedad seems like the most attractive option for the youngster:

* He'll get to play against the world's best players on a regular basis.
* Sociedad is a higher profile club than Sunderland.
* Playing in Spain will give Ilori more chance of securing a move to a top La Liga club.
* Quality of life: Sunderland vs. San Sebastien. No contest.

Liverpool fans seem to have a lot of faith in Ilori, though. A few months ago, I conducted a poll on the site asking fans whether LFC should sell Ilori if/when the opportunity arises.

* A whopping 84% of prticipants voted NO to selling Ilori.

That's an emphatic vote of confidence in the Portuguese youngster, but I don't see him staying at Anfield in the long-term.

It'll be a shame if Ilori leaves without being given a chance to prove himself, though.

Who knows how he would've performed if given a run of games. Even Sebastian Coates got a few chances in the first team, but Rodgers has totally ignore Ilori for almost two years now.

Thankfully, Ilori cost a comparatively minimal £7m, so the overall financial loss will probably be small.

Unless, of course, Liverpool somehow manage to sell Ilori for a profit. It seems unlikely, but Sunderland were reportedly willing to spend £14m on Fabio Borini, so, clearly, anything is possible.

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171 comments:

  1. Like you say it's a shame that he will most likely be leaving without even getting a chance. I still think we should've loaned him to a prem club to see how he got on. Then made a decision from there.

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  2. I disagree, Sunderland are a way bigger club and he would be playing against better opposition on a weekly basis in the premier, la ligaments, is week once you remove the top three.

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  3. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:22 am, March 31, 2015

    That is why Bilbao thrashed Man united a couple years back?
    Valenica, Villareal and Sevilla would beat us as well .

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  4. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:26 am, March 31, 2015

    Kevin De Bruyne the Liverpool fan should be bought
    I ma sick of these owners who dont invest money into the club , i want 100m NET SPEND every year , why are tehy so cheap , 30m is what west ham invest are fsg trying to turn liverpool into the new West ham


    Lacazette,Depay,De Bruyne,Danilo,
    FSG HAVE TO BUY THEM
    AND IF FSG CANNOT INVEST SELL THEM Lfc TO AN ARAB/RUSSIAN THAT CAN.
    I WONDER IF THE MAN CITY OWNERS BROTHER OR RELATIVE CAN BUY US OUT,

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  5. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:28 am, March 31, 2015

    Next year :
    .................................................Sturridge
    .....................Depay.............................................Lacazette
    .............................................Coutinho
    .......................................De Bruyne...........Can
    ............................Moreno..........Sakho............Skrtel....Danilo
    ..............................................Mignolet




    bench: Vietto, Sterling,Henderson,Lucas, Laparta.Flanagan,Jones
    we would win the league

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  6. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:32 am, March 31, 2015

    I wonder if Divock Origi career will follow Tiago Ilori
    It is very telling that LFc did not get him back in January

    it is Rodgers saying
    " DIVOCK ORIGI CANNOT IMPROVE THE TEAM, HE IS NOT OUTSTANDING , SO LETS NOT PAY THAT 2M "


    And it is understandable because he has struggled to score goals,


    JAIME KANWAR WILL DIVOCK ORIGI FOLLOW THE SMAE ROUTE AS THIAGO ILORI?

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  7. I would say he is very unlikely to follow the smae route whatever that is.

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  8. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:33 am, March 31, 2015

    *Same

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  9. Never those oil barons ruin everything ffp is the way to go.

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  10. A couple of years back, unlikely to happen now! I disagree completely that any of those teams would beat Liverpool on a regular basis, one off game possibly

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  11. That wont happen mate

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  12. They can have Ilori i dont think he has impressed anywhere on loan so definitely out.

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  13. BR needs to give Tago Ilori a chance
    , as good centre backs are hard to find and with GJ and maybe KT leaving it would be silly to sell him without, giving him a chance to prove himself .

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  14. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:00 am, March 31, 2015

    I saw him play.
    He is weak at Heading the ball
    His positional sense is Lovren esque
    His distribution is awful
    He despite his height is physically very weak for standard required in pl ,


    we should look in France though . Zouma,Skaho,Varane
    France are producing all the good cbs

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  15. One question:

    how and when did you become a Liverpool-supporter?

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  16. it's a small caribbean Island off Africa

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  17. Made my day. Have a treat.

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  18. Nevergonnacrackthecode11:17 am, March 31, 2015

    My dad was an lfc supporter.
    Dirk Kuyt is my favorite player , so in his first season.

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  19. Nevergonnacrackthecode12:01 pm, March 31, 2015

    You are wrong.
    Carrabiean is not in Africa

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  20. We're actually within a mere three million net spend, per season, of utd since 1992. That's averaged out over that period. Us £14,183,261 and them £17,361,304 average net per season.
    I think just chucking money at the team is not the answer, it's only one part of the equation. The other is successive raids of Southampton's team and Brendan ensuring we hang on to our best players long enough for them to achieve their world class status.

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  21. what a donut stuart is

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  22. Trust you to base of one game.

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  23. That is the joke. Reminiscent of you saying that Jamaica is in Africa yesterday.

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  24. Nevergonnacrackthecode1:02 pm, March 31, 2015

    I don't remember ever saying such things.
    Probably a doppelganger : )

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  25. Of course not its in Narnia

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  26. Nevergonnacrackthecode1:03 pm, March 31, 2015

    In Mignolets voice
    "Exactly"

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  27. Nevergonnacrackthecode1:04 pm, March 31, 2015

    He wants you to play fetch with him

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  28. He is a defender with proper pace which is what we lack. Most definitely would give him a chance next season. Can't do any worse than Lovren. Ilor has also been injured for some time this season so has not had an awful amount of playing time.

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  29. The one next to Jamaica?

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  30. wasn't it Madagascar next to Jamaica?

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  31. No. Madagascar is in Canada.

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  32. Considering how he has no strengths, it's a wonder he even made it this far

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  33. Nevergonnacrackthecode2:17 pm, March 31, 2015

    He has pace and played in a more technical league in Portugal. The pl is all kick and rush, , completely different ball game.


    Ryan Shawcross would be an awesome signing though

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  34. There are quite a few teams that don't play kick and rush in the PL. Some do, and they are the lower teams but the smae could be said for other leagues. Lot's of the 'lower' teams play kick and rush, because in some instances it's the only way to get a result.
    And please, no Shawcross.

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  35. The real question is how far are we away from it and how much will you pay me to go there.

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  36. How can you misspell the simplest words yet somehow manage to spell doppelganger correctly?

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  37. Ah welcome back

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  38. Beasts comment was the best though.

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  39. Agreed. Shame it was sucked into the black hole of forgotten comments.

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  40. The Jamafrican Smae Route - hotbed of pirates

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  41. Haha you'll be banned again 2 minutes back

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  42. Why would you want to go to Canada?

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  43. Code isn't there...

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  44. Don't know what I'm lookin at dude...

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  45. Is there an extra space between the Jays?

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  46. wake up from your slumber

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  47. They had that group who came through their academy that made them so so strong. They only needed to buy occasionally and they paid big when they did it. We were putting masking tape leaks rather than paying the proper money for a real plumber. The net spend doesn't really show it properly but when you look at how much the team on the field were worth compared to ours there was no competition.

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  48. might need a refresh.

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  49. You are weirdly racist.

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  50. Loads of long term injuries bud. Whenever he has played he has impressed more than not. He has just been injured too much which is a problem in itself.

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  51. It was 50+ years ago today...

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  52. I loved Kuyt. Hard not to love the man but surely you are aware of the flaws in his game? Considering your recent vitriol there is a certain irony he is your favourite player as he was technically not as good as a player asked to perform a lot of similar roles and he also bought himself out of the remainder of his contract.

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  53. love that running-gag

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  54. Nevergonnacrackthecode3:27 pm, March 31, 2015

    Stop giving me false associations.,
    I will tell Jaimie and he can then clarify for you

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  55. What are you, five years old?

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  56. Please do. I wouldn't mind seeing the list. There is plenty of names on there though I am sure.

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  57. *Brad* Jones?

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  58. I can't decide if he's racist, a moron or a racist moron

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  59. have you been banned?

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  60. what did you do wrong?
    constant sniping?

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  61. Changed again just to mess with you.

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  62. The comment you replied to. Plus mentioning that Beasts post had disappeared. Or sniping as Jaimie calls that.

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  63. Noticed that, you cheeky monkey.

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  64. the jamaica one?

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  65. No just saying that Beasts comment was the best. Can't remember exactly what Beast had said now tbh.

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  66. whatever :-)
    welcome back

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  67. So Illori isn't good on the ball but Shawcross would be awesome? Your fckin with us aren't you? Your not real?!

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  68. Ah yes Ryan Shawcross... Often compared to a young Franco Baresi

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  69. Illori is the one of the biggest conundrums in recent times. We spent 7 mil on this guy, supposedly beating out Chelsea in the process and then we never play him, not even in a Cup game. What sense is that supposed to make? I see no reason as to why Illori cannot still be a squad member. He is young, and we only have two proper defenders, one centre mid at CB and another one woefully out of form. If Skrtel gets sent off or suspended, why can Illori not come in. Of course, that is never going to happen as Rodgers will go down the Suso route.

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  70. To sell this kid withoiut even giving him a shot at the first team is insulting to all the fans and any player in this position..... He would have ben better left alone to progress his game at a good club, Sporting are superb at nuturing young talent... Just ask Ronaldo and Nani.... If this really is the case, Brendan should be feeling alittle shame right now.

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  71. I don't get Brendan sometimes.... Substitutions and transfers are really making him look amateurish...

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  72. Your not a fan are you? If you were, you'd know that LFC can beat anyone you put infront of them......Fact.

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  73. Your a media sheep, you always just name whatever name the media are hot on at the moment.....How bout a player the media aren't all over.... Johannes Geis maybe, or Simeone Scuffet... Maybe Mattia Perin or Sam Byram, Damerai Gray or James Ward Prowse...

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  74. Sometimes, it is just mind boggling what goes on in the club. Players like Allen, GJ and co are given innumerable chances whereas players like Suso, Shelvey and Alberto get shipped out and then we complain about lack of options.

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  75. Get yourself a VPN and you ca be 100 diferent people in 100 diferent countries and no one will ever know, that is until you type something....

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  76. I bet Brendan has a game of Boggle on his desk he uses to pick players he wants and players he doesn't...

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  77. Wait... that's a monkey? I thought it was a pitbull.

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  78. I'd take Nabil Fekir over Depay, any day.... did that just rhyme?

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  79. Yep he was talking up Ward Prowse was last week.

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  80. And the treatment of Balo is also very weird. He scored against Spurs and Besiktas and finally looks to be building momentum and Rodgers does not start him after that.

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  81. Read the quotes from Rodgers at the time. It is one of the reasons I truly believe there to be a disconnect between some of the committee and Rodgers. He talked about him being a good player one day and how he needed a first teamer. At the time of his loans we had four CBs ahead of him. I think now with Agger gone and potentially Toure too he may get a chance.

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  82. Remember he used to spell Schneiderlin wrong about 150 times a day?

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  83. I was Rodgers biggest fan in his first two seasons but this season has changed all of that. Cannot see him making it past this season, I will be very surprised if he does.

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  84. Balo quite simply should never have been signed. It is not the players fault that he is here. Everyone knew what we were getting ourselves into. When he did sign I told myself that he needs to be given a chance but clearly there are massive issues between Balo & Rodgers as he is being used very sparingly.

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  85. ...and every misspelling was unique. It takes talent to pull that off.

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  86. Will you eat your hat? Be open to a friendly wager?

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  87. Let's make a bet then. Come next season and Rodgers either is or is not still at the club then we change our profile names for the whole season. Rodgers stays you get to choose mine, Rodgers goes I get to chose yours?

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  88. Haha you're right. Every possible spelling except the correct one...

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  89. You think you did but give it a day.

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  90. It's a deal. You read my mind concerning the wager. I was thinking the same.

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  91. Did you not see Jamaica/Africa-gate last night? That pushed most back over the edge

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  92. I'm an ape ape man

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  93. A damn fine bet proposed there Bob, really hope you'll take that...

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  94. It's when I realised I was banned. I wrote out quite a scathing post but it wouldn't go up. Read your post and it was exactly right. Far more classy than mine but essentially saying the same thing.

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  95. Shows that I am a good sport ain't it.

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  96. You could be.. Don't know why you keep making me hate you, but yeah, you are..

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  97. Haha it was a classic code moment. Just when you think your desensitised to his gibberish, he comes up with a forehead slapping belter like that...

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  98. His backtracking is what winds you up though. The daft stuff just convinces you that everything he says is daft.

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  99. As LFC fans we all want the same thing and that is to see this club do well but that does not mean we will share the same opinion on the players, managers etc. That is just the way it is...

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  100. The kid's got two brain cells working in shifts...

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  101. I know mate but as a Liverpool fan I think it is our obligation and a privilege to keep the faith till there is mathematical possibility, for everything. And you keep posting stuff like we are Tottenham, or like you are an unbiased football watcher..

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  102. Your not against FSG though. You think much will change without Rodgers? The tact will still be the same club level. The new manager will be similar, young up and coming but will have to start over.

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  103. I want to see another person typing down there soon, Bob...

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  104. If Rodgers is to leave, it HAS to be for an experienced head who can keep the club relevant on a transfer level and can make us a powerhouse.

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  105. Understood, future NGCtC ;-)

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  106. That's why he won't be going.

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  107. I think so too. FSG will not want to pull the plug as that would mean they would have to search again.

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  108. Of course but there will be somebody working above the head coach.

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  109. DOF and a young coach.

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  110. Exactly, I've been pointing this out to numerous people for a while now. The club's strategy will remain the same, the same problems will exist except as you say, we'll be starting from scratch. Madness

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  111. Ah, the old "which is the best league?" debate. Always enlightening.

    Just waiting for someone to come in and say the German league, like a fecking dandy.

    Also, La Liga is the best league. Settled.

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  112. For Brendan Rodgers to even imply someone is not outstanding is a damning indictment of the highest order.

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  113. Fair point there Jay. I was just trying to add a bit of balance to Codes musings. Mind you and much as it pains me to say it, I think utd have spent their money more wisely over that period than us.
    If you go back to the days of Istanbul and our Spanish contingent, I don't think the leaks were too big at that time and the money we've spent since should have been enough to keep us competitive.
    A combination of not hanging on to our best players such as Alonso, and/or replacing them with players of a lesser standard than required has not helped our cause.

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  114. If he was going for a few million only, I think Kieran Trippier would make a good addition to our squad. He isn't world class or outstanding just yet but a decent young player in my opinion.
    I've been watching Burnley a bit this season as my preferred choice to stay up and I will put my neck on the line and say he has at least the skill level/potential of Moreno and may be a good option to have on the right.

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  115. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:02 pm, March 31, 2015

    Which part?


    I know Ilori is weak by watching him play
    Skrtel is strong as is Shawcross

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  116. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:07 pm, March 31, 2015

    No i was not


    i am not
    Twistadee
    50
    or Hug Kiss
    or southpark guy


    You mistaking them for me , shows that there are fans like me and we are in the right.

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  117. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:12 pm, March 31, 2015

    Apart from City and maybe spurs
    we ahve lost/drawn every big match
    Ludengerets, Basel,Man united twice,Chelsea,Arsenal


    Maybe under Rafa what you are saying is correct but now essentially FSG are also the manager of lfc because he is a yes man

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  118. I think the only way Rodgers goes is if they feel they can get someone better immediately (i.e. Klopp).


    In other words, Rodgers isn't going anywhere.

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  119. I can imagine someone imitating the Lord of the manor but not the village idiot.

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  120. Ludogorets.... Not sure what your point is....Is a seson now based on what you do against United now is it?

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  121. Baaa. Baaaa!

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  122. I just appreciate that he's expecting Jaimie to crack the code.


    None of us have been able to do it, and I'm Phil Collins, damnit! Stevie G beat up a DJ to hear my music!

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  123. I prefer the Jamaican league, the one off the coast of Africa.

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  124. There's quite a few cracking young players about at the moment...And who knows, if they were as lucky as Sterling, or had a flashy forgein name, they may even get their chance...I am a big fan of the idea that these unfashionable names get the proper respect they deserve, and that a manager at a top team take a chance on them..... In my fantasy it's already happening....
    Fekir will be a crcking player in a season or two, but I don't know if he would be cheap... I do like the idea of Danny Ings though... and maybe give Ward Prowse a look aswell... I would only look at Fekir though if we do lose Sterling... even though Fekir is a more complete player....

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  125. I have questions, but he is answering thwm all one by one... Time is not the friend of any football manager these days though... I for one think he deserves a fair crack at bringing in the actual quality replacements he wants, as in top shelf players to complete his starting XI... If after that he can't do what we want, and win something or get CL (which is getting a 50% increase in prize money in another season, EL aswell)then maybe it is time to look elsewhere... But not any replacement just for the sake of replacing him.... it has to be a vast improvement, otherwise, we'd be better sticking rather than twisting.

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  126. I know what you mean, Borini has been getting a shitty deal aswell... Lucas to a point got it also... I think he just takes a disliking to some, and can't be swayed... Don't why, or whether it's vanity or what, but it's a pretty shitty way to treat someone who's confidence must be at an all time low already...... So much for man management, and developing the person aswell as the footballer...

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  127. Yes that year was a long 8 months but not as long as the last couple of days

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  128. I cannot see him learning from his mistakes. He has been here three seasons now and still does not know what style of football he is going to settle on as it has changed season after season. What we do know it that his tiki taka system which he deployed the first half of his debut season and the first half of this season needs to thrown in the bin. What is the likely hood of him going back to that shite system again next season?


    Let's call it 50/50 and then we sit in the same situation as his first and third season. At least with someone like Rafa he stuck to one thing and made it work for him instead of jumping around but do not get me wrong, I do not ever want Rafa back but if you have a manager which is unsure about the playing style he believes in and has to change to something different to get himself out of trouble then where does it end?

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  129. And there I was backing Dalglish to the hilt not for one single day asking him to be axed while others were calling for his head just about every single day.


    Like I said earlier, we all want the same thing but not everyone will agree about managers etc.


    For me Rodgers ain't going to take us further. Shoot me for feeling that way. It ain't going to change.

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  130. ***Evil laugh***

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  131. A comment to which I will drink. Cheers.

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  132. That would not be for me to decide but it is the route FSG have always wanted to go so do not rule it out.

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  133. It is very naive to suggest that FSG do not have options available to them for a DOF.

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  134. Why would FSG not wwant to pull the plug looking back at Hodgson, Comolli and Dalglish?


    What makes Rodgers so special?

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  135. I agree. We had a great core when we came second under Rafa but he had already wanted Barry in for Alonso and that hurt us. Losing out on Barry and not having Alonso, letting Arbaloa go and spending stupid money on Johnson when that money could have been better spent elsewhere. It was'nt the start of problem obviously hut it began the domino effect. The club being in hands of cowboys meant that we have been trying to get back to that standard but from a much weaker position that when we previously had been.

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  136. I didn't mention dof. I said manager.

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  137. I have slight issues with our supposed style... Actually I'm still trying to figure out what our style is, because to call it tiki taka is a bit of a stretch....It's all abit confused at times.. Players over think and over play the situation far to often....I'm a fan of a direct game offast flowing pass and move football... But, I don't understand why we're not making the most of out abundance of pace.. We have Sturridge, Sterling, Marko, Ibe and Moreno who are all sprint demons.....But we never utilise the wings, there is an irritating need to try and move the game into the centre and try and pass the ball into the back of the net.... Teams know what we are about, and set themselves up accordingly....We're too predictable... I notice that we don't seem to have as much space to play as other teams in other games because we're always too narrow.... We are definately missing the point of having blistering pace in the squad.... We were stunning last season when we played on the counter, this always left teams reeling in shock... Get some of this back again, and we'll be awesome again.

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  138. No it shows that idiots are everywhere.

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  139. By saying Africans are no good at football, or jamiacans (those being the same to you) and French being good is reverse racism.

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  140. Bit of a catch 22, buy players with good potential and a large percentage of fans moan that they aren't good enough or accuse FSG of money-ball; wait until they are proven talent with a price tag to suit and we're overpaying and getting ripped off.
    I'd always err on the side of taking an early punt on potential myself, as long as the price is sensible.

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  141. Who would come in with a dof telling them who to play and formations etc? I doubt anyone. They may have someone doing the transfers etc but not all the stuff you said the other day.

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  142. Hodge was in before they arrived. Kenny was supposed to be short term but did alright so got more time. Cammoli sanctioned thirty five million for Carrol. Rodgers got to a hairs breadth of the title. The closes Gerrard has ever been in his own words. Until this season he had not lost more than two games in a row. Heehaw broken records as manager from near day one.

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  143. I've warned you they could sue

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  144. So he won't learn from mistakes but has changes styles every season.

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  145. Absolutely and now the cowboys and Woy have gone I think we are slowly returning to that point. That's why I bit when Nevergonna suggested that FSG were not putting enough investment into the club, comparing us to the Irons no less. How very dare he.

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  146. What do you mean it is always the way they wanted to go?

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  147. We don't have to do one or the other... I think we always have a place for potential, but we could and should be looking to bring in that ready made quality to play and contribute in the now, or we'll always be waiting for those youngsters to mature...We have one eye on the future, but never forgetting the now...

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  148. Getting the right balance is the tricky bit I guess, I'm happy for FSG to give Rodgers a more control in the summer. I know there are plenty who will disagree but to me there's little point in having a manager if your not going to let him fully mould the team the way he wants.

    I think it's obvious there were too many people involved in last summers transfers and pulling in different directions. Hopefully this summer we will also get one or two of the now players you allude to.

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  149. I wouldn't take him to seriously. I have fallen in to that trap too. He said something about wanting us to spend a hundred million net. He is either really young or a baffoon.

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  150. Fingers crossed we have a good summer... I have agood feeling about it, which will be somewhat at odds with alot of people, but I think FSG will back Rodgers in th summer to finally get the needed quality.... More money coming into the club and important out goings in Gerrard means they have to have been living in a cave ot to grasp the significance of where LFC are, and what they need to take them to the next level....I have faith that FSG will still have Brendan as Manager aswell... But one things for sure.. they will have to back him in the market if they are really serious about making this club a big club again.... If theyweren't, I think he would have been gone already... and they would have to back any new man with funds.... Some don't want to admit it, but LFC are looking very stable financially these days, and the stadium money is clear of the teams coffers, so with that investment, large as it is, it makes sense that they would back themselves agai in football team terms.... For the first time in a long while, I'm optomistic about LFC's future prospects, and excited to see what nice new toys we'll have to play with next season...

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  151. This is true and naturally I take it all with a barrow load of salt. Wish I was still young myself, think I've got the buffoonery covered still though. ;-)

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  152. Amen to all of that, fantastic post and I echo all of those sentiments 100%. Top bombing sir.

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  153. Nonsense. I can get ham anywhere.

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  154. Kenny and Rodgers were cheap choices that did not require much resources and were easy to make. i highly doubt fans would want another Rodgers type manager if he is to leave and FSG would have to look for an experienced guy that requires a lot of money. Rodgers is their safe bet and I do not think they want to spend the resources to get the new manager.

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  155. Goes back to his inept tiki taka system yes. The one that does not work.

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  156. Well we unfortunately are not going to have blistering pace with Balotelli and Lambert in the squad.


    Our biggest failures this season was wasting money on players that were never needed and not signing a player capable of filling the Suarez void. If that was done then there wouldn't be as many issues this season.

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  157. DOF is what they wanted when they appointed Rodgers. He made it clear that working under someone was not an option for him.

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  158. If you think they are not willing to spend money on a new manager and let LFC become a mid table team then you are mistaken.


    FSG will eventually sell and the only way they will make it appealing to buyers is for this club to achieve some form of success i.e. trophies.


    They have spent shite loads of LFC money on transfers since they arrived and have a Carling Cup to show for it. Bottomless pit and then they have to deal with excuses like transition.

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  159. Defo fella. Might not agree with everything you feel/say but can tell you're a decent sort who just wants the best for our mighty club.

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