25 May 2015

Houllier raves: £35m goal-machine wanted by Liverpool 'can be world-class'. Suarez-like?

Last month, Liverpool scouts allegedly flew to France to watch Lyon star Alexander Lacazette in action, and with the Reds reportedly favourites to sign the prolific striker, ex-Reds boss Gerard Houllier has claimed that the Frenchman's is destined for great things.

When asked over the weekend about Lacazette, Houllier enthused:

"He [Lacazette] can be world class. I was told he’s a very dedicated professional. So if he looks after himself and if he does the right thing then he can become really top notch.”

Liverpool have been constantly linked with a move for £35m-rated Lacazette this year, but when asked in April about Premier League interest, the striker appeared to rule out the possibility of a move. He told reporters:

"I do not know what will happen, but at the moment I can say that I will play for Lyon next year."

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has dismissed the possibility of a deal. In a recent interview, he insisted:

"Impossible. He [Lacazette] will be with us at the Stade des Lumieres and in the Champions League [next season]"

That seems emphatic, but the key phrase in Lacazette's statement is 'at the moment, which basically gives him leeway to make a decision in the summer. Indeed, in February, the striker mused:

"If the club needs to transfer me, I will leave. It's just reality. We must qualify for the Champions League and then we'll see for sure that next season I want to play the Champions League"

With 39 goals/assists in 40 games, Lacazette is achieving excellent creative stats this season, and given his speed, mobility, and finishing ability, he'd clearly be a logical signing for Liverpool.

Steve Nicol seems to think so, and in a January interview with ESPN, he insisted that Lacazette 'fits the mould that Liverpool are looking for', and strongly urged his old club to pursue the striker:

“Liverpool have an opportunity to sign this guy [Lacazette] and I think they should. He loves to go forward [and] score goals and he reminds me of [Luis] Suarez. I think this would be a superb signing".



This all sounds very exciting, but I just have one thing to say: Memphis Depay.

The Lacazette speculation is following the same pattern: Liverpool were allegedly in 'pole-position' to sign Depay, too, and look what happened.

Additionally, he specifically stated that he wants to 'play in the Champions League', so that seemingly rules out Liverpool.

Lacazette's career is in the ascendency, and Lyon have qualified for the Champions League this season. As such, why would he take a step back and join a club in the Europa League?

As for Houllier's contention that Lacazette 'can be world-class' - it's all pie in the sky until he consistently performs at all three levels of football: domestic, European, and world.

It's entirely possible that the striker my turn out to be a one-season wonder.

Author: Jaimie K



179 comments:

  1. I don't know if I should be excited about this news at all :]

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  2. He's not coming to Liverpool so no need to dream on about this player. There is a shortage of World class strikers available for transfer this Summer so if any of the big Euro teams with unlimited funds that's in the Champions League comes calling , fat chance Lacazette comes to Anfield.

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  3. He'll turn 24 this week, so is a good age.

    Might try scouting him later if time permits.

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  4. Ofc not we have no chance of signing him we need to be realistic. Why would he leave Lyon who are in champions league to join us ? And arsenal are interested so I'm 150% sure if he has to make a decision between us and them he will clearly pick them. Don't worry we will be getting the English borini in Danny Ings instead...

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  5. To be fair to Ings he has done himself proud in a poor Burnley team ,we won't be signing him anyway mite be a 1 season 1der

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  6. ..horse....bolted.....door....,
    We should have signed a £25-£35mill forward last year to replace the £65mill one who left.....,

    ....,oh yeah. And not a chance....,,

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  7. Didn't we have a chance to sign him ?

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  8. Good points. That said, we've not been shy in signing one season wonders recently, so maybe we get him.


    I've not seen much of him play, how do you rate him? Could you compare to another player for perspective? Maybe I should scout Ings later instead of Lacazette, seeing as how, you know, he wouldn't come to us currently (speculation).

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  9. This summer will be a bummer....Fed up with lame excuses (oh we tried to sign him but) One things for sure our great club is nowhere near it should be. The last 7 or 8 game games of the season we where dreadful & got what we deserved yesterday. For the possibility of signing quality players we need a quality manager, then we get to the champions league & further.

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  10. I'm more concerned about the player's mentality rather than his skill ,Liverpool is a different kettle of fish ...

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  11. Lacazette is not joining us. Not at this point of time.

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  12. We don't do big transfer fee plus big wages. It's clearly one or the other.

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  13. I went to sleep filled with the hope that I'd wake up to rodgers being sacked. But alas it proves that lfc is not a priority for the owners.
    What lfc is...is an asset that will keep yielding profits thanks to the world wide brand that this football institution is and also the popularity that the epl commands. What ever this guy does I don't think he'll be fired till he runs down his contract. The owners don't care about the fans and thats sad to know. This is a guy who has broken records for the wrong reasons. First manager not to win anything in 3 years for 50 years. First manager to oversee the worst defeat in the premier league. Yet he still has a job. We will never win anything under rodgers. We will never sign any genuine world class players under rodgers.
    What he's doing is slowly filling the team with mediocre players such as allen and borini to match his own mediocre level. When things go bad he blames the same players he bought. The great liverpool can't even compete for players with Tottenham hotspurs and we continue on this current road.

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  14. Never in a million years. Unless we pay him a million pounds a month maybe then he'd even consider.

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  15. Well it looks like BR is staying. Just seen a report on Sky news suggesting that sources inside the club are saying that he will not sacked

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  16. Dude.. you need to get a grip. Liverpool as a football club, as a buiness make very little money. FSG are doing a great job.

    Sure complain about BR but your anger at FSG is misplaced

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  17. Well, they go hand in hand, mental strength and technique/physical prowess.

    And by watching how players react, it's possible to get an insight into their character.

    Take Sturridge for example. Most times, when he loses out on a 50/50, loses the ball, or doesn't get the foul called on him by the ref etc, he pulls a certain face whilst giving the physical body language of someone weak and self-centered.

    Another good example is Hendo.

    After looking like a deer in the headlights during his first season with us, in year two he came out looking bigger and meaner. Portents of a player who would take the next step up in class.

    Was great to see.

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  18. Excellent post, my sentiments exactly.

    How he hasn't been fired immediately is shocking and perhaps an indication that FSG are not bothered about us making CL, as they inititally claimed they were.

    Oh well, he'll be gone by Christmas, we'll have to take solace in that. By then, however, we'll be so far adrift, it'll be another season down the pan.

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  19. He is Arsenal all over! I keep looking out for the news of BR'S departure but to no avail :(

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  20. we as a club turned a profit (a mind boggling 0.9 million pounds) for the first time in 7 years just this year but sure do keep going on about how we are filling evil FSG's pockets with cheddar..

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  21. "Liverpool as a football club, as a buiness make very little money."


    That's quite a claim!


    Have any numbers to hand? Would love to investigate the financial side of things a bit further as, well...

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  22. ...and with each passing moment, his removal becomes less and less likely : (

    Unbelievable.

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  23. Via Skysports
    Dalglish assured over position

    Liverpool chief Tom Werner has made assurances over the future of Kenny Dalglish, insisting he has the 'full support' of the club's owners.
    Last Updated: 12/04/12 4:58pm


    And we all know what happened weeks later...

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  24. Lfc is top ten in the deloitte money league. We generate more money than juve Dortmund and athletico yet we can't compete with them for the best players. We almost lost lost willian to Tottenham which is damning.

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  25. I think it's safe to say that FSG, international businessmen, bought us because they intend to make money.

    Whether that's on an annual basis, or building the brand for a big exit fee, they certainly did not buy the club just for funsies...but sure, keep going on about...blah blah blah superfluous rabble...

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  26. Keep dreaming

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  27. It's a waiting game.

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  28. You mean they are going to hope he quits? Or in that we will try to line up a replacement first?

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  29. I'm blaming them because they manage the red sox better. They sign the best back room staff for the red sox and dismiss managers for not meeting their targets year in year out. Here's a case we have no stars in Liverpool, no genuine world class players. We have no world class staff at Liverpool. Yet the sox have the best staff, playing and coaching staff available. Don't u think its fishy. We got over 100 million last year from tv alone that's not to include champions league money and the money we get for just being in the pl. Sponsorship money and the works.

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  30. Line up a replacement first. I'm sure they'll be tapping somebody up just to keep options open.

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  31. LFC made a £900k profit for 2014. That quite simply is bugger all.


    Chelsea, Bayern, Madrid, Barcelona are money making machines because they achieve success on the pitch. Biggest sponsors etc.


    Until LFC do the same then FSG will wait quite a while before they can recoup what they have put in. UTD another money making machine because of the success starting from the 90's.

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  32. It doesn't matter who we try to sign the question is will the player play for Rodgers,because LFC as a club has been playing catch up for far too long in my opinion. We probably need a top goalscorer rather than another young English cf unless ballo,lambo & borini,aspas are sold ings is an option.damn we have 6 cf that have have not set the world on fire...

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  33. I hope you're right.

    If I'm running the club, I sack him immediately after the match (within hours). Send out a message.

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  34. Just spend 5 minutes on Liverpool's official website, all the financial reports are there but let me put it this way, last financial year was the first time in 7 years that the club made any money which was about 6mil if my memory serves me right

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  35. £900k actually.

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  36. Inclined to agree but par for the course from owners who are not interested in attending Stevie's farewell at Anfield
    Sucks !

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  37. Surely they aren't going to keep Rodgers. I don't think I could take another season like this..

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  38. Crikey, had forgotten about that.

    Sucks big time.

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  39. So we can't sack Rodgers & pay the 10 m quid

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  40. Without a ready replacement will send out its own message.

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  41. I do not have to dream. Rodgers face after the stoke game said it all.

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  42. i agree that they move much faster to put out fires in Boston, it has been that way from the very first year they got here.. one can only guess as to why they would more interested in a sporting institution back home rather than out here.. and regarding the earnings yes we made a good deal of money but that was only enough to return a profit of 1 million.. so that shows that even though we generate huge revenue we are still running below par as club on the whole..

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  43. I wish people would stop using the deloitte league.

    All it shows is income, it does not take into expenses.

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  44. You can make money out of a club by taking a salary or by taking dividends or increasing the value of the club and then selling at a higher price than you bought

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  45. He looked like he's aged a lot in the last few months....

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  46. I do not agree with your sugestion that sacking him without a replacement would be a bad message to send.

    Quite the opposite. The season is over, send him on his way, engage in a thorough search.

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  47. Name me the last club that was brought and sold on for a profit

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  48. And had to accept responsibility for the first time after the Stoke match in order to score some brownie points...


    From "150% sure he is going to stay" straight to "if they want to get rid of me then so be it".


    Tick tock...

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  49. A part of us died a little in the last few month...,..death by football

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  50. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance,


    We are in a new era of foeign ownership and FSG bought the club cheap. They are not doing it because they fell in love with 4 cheeky chappies with mops for hair

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  51. Doesn't look like a man who can inspire a team any longer

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  52. i agree with the "playing catch up" part.. this club has had numerous chances to pull itself out of the mire, especially when it comes to bringing the right people in, under more than one manager and it could not get it fully right even once.. i know that some of the players we aspired to bring did not want to come but the club has also dropped the ball in equal measure in terms of finishing off deals.. just who exactly is to blame besides the manager is anyone's guess..

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  53. ManUre game was bad enough. We've sunk way lower since, depressingly so.

    9 goals shipped against mid-level teams...NINE! 5 in one half with 5 defenders and 5 central midfielders on the pitch, arguably the most defensive formation we've ever employed?

    And still couldn't keep a clean sheet...and this by someone who claims that defending is easy.

    He is the very epitome of the village-less-than-genius...
    ...constantly putting his foot in his mouth.

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  54. But at least he seems to have learned from all his mistakes this season like playing Can at right back, playing Joe Allen anywhere.playing coutinho as a striker.now we just need some of his shrude transfers and we'll be ready to challenge next season.maybe he'll buy Charlie Adam back and aspas will be back from his loan.what more do we need.cant wait for next season to start..

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  55. Definitely can see him at Arsenal for the obvious reasons plus I think their crying out for a striker of that type. If we LFC get him it would be a miracle...

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  56. His face gave a clue that even he doesn't believe his own BS anymore.

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  57. Can somebody explain to me how real Madrid have sacked Ancelotti but we stand by BR.at least it means there's another world class manager for us to ignore like kloop.we need to act fast.when I say fast I mean yesterday.

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  58. That's the reason why Rodgers won't get fired......

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  59. I agree but let me put it this way, how much did FSG buy the club for and how much have they invested so far.

    Add those together, add a bit more and what do you have, a value they will never get by selling the club.

    The only way they can make real money is if the club is successful so it will be in there interest to continue to invest unless you want a return to Hicks and Gillet

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  60. No decent player will join us if Rodgers stays. .

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  61. Klopp to take a 6 month break on a German site

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  62. Sometimes I wonder if he's ever w/o his foot in his mouth

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  63. I do not know the figures but they are businessmen and trust me one way or another they are and will make money out of their investment. I notice you have not come back about wages and dividends and they are ways they could be taking money out.


    There is nothing intrinsically wrong with that. What do you think their motives are?



    Hicks and Gillett are interesting. They seem to have spent tens of millions on investigating a new stadium with nothing to actually show for it. I would love to know who got that money

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  64. you meant to say unbelievable in that last line right ?

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  65. I agree that they will want to make. Nothing wrong with that so long we are successful.

    Look at the glazers, sure they are making millions out of Man Utd but thanks to them Man Utd have become the most successful club in England and one of the most powerful club in the world.

    However that is only because they invested in the squad.

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  66. Yeah.. damn mobile phones and there auto correct

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  67. Ancellotti just sacked by ruthless, stupid Real Madrid. And who's the favourite to take over? Rafa. Don't make me laugh.
    Ancellotti recently said if he's sacked he'll have back surgery and take a year off, so if that's true then that rules him out of the reckoning for the Liverpool job, if BR is sacked.

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  68. Extra 15,000 seats / executive boxes (meaning new capacity of Anfield would be 60,000) for £150m or a brand new 60,000 seater (with option to increase capacity in future) for over £400m....So how exactly is new stadium a better option?

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  69. Success alone breeds money and etc etc

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  70. Stan Dinaround7:55 pm, May 25, 2015

    That, and they are merely 12 yrs old...

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  71. FSG LEND money they do NOT give it.LFc is in debt to them and has to pay it back.

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  72. I will rather pay 35 million for lacazette than 30 million benteke..we never play crosses into the box and gettin goals like Manure...we play direct one two touch and through balls with superb finishing ability...i think lacazette ticks all the boxes

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  73. Haha, agreed one bazillion per cent!

    My thoughts re: sending out a message are as much about the players as anything. I'd want them to go away on their hols knowing that performances of such an awful, awful nature will not be tolerated, so they'd better buck their ideas up big time.

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  74. In other words we have ruined are arguemnt.

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  75. Stan Dinaround8:04 pm, May 25, 2015

    Areyou sure you have been watching this seasons games and not games from the 80's...

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  76. Don't know what you mean, sorry.

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  77. Our debt before FSG took over was £257 mil, it is now 57.3mil yes FSG are evil !!

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  78. Why would they do that if they are interested in money? Paying out a manager millons after renewing his contract recently?


    They were also only interested in money when they had to pay out Hodgson and Kenny huge amounts too...


    FSG are so pathetic they made £115m of their own money available INTEREST FREE to LFC in order to start the stadium expansion. Go figure.

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  79. When we play the way we are supposed to.

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  80. Why would they do that if they are interested in money? Paying out a manager millons after renewing his contract recently?

    They were also only interested in money when they had to pay out Hodgson and Kenny huge amounts too...

    FSG are so greedy they made £115m of their own money available INTEREST FREE to LFC in order to start the stadium expansion. Go figure.

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  81. it's cheesey I know, but I just love cheddar

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  82. My first choice would be Ancelloti, then Klopp.

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  83. Some good points, but don't like the way you suggest, "There are many people who are blaming FSG and are talking like they want them gone."

    Who are these people? I've not seen them. I've seen some posters suggest, rightfully so, that FSG are looking to LFC to make money. As if they're not.

    Better to leave people to express their opinions than go all passive-aggressive and spout such stuff about what others might think.

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  84. Funny coming from yourself.

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  85. Who on earth could ever know how we are "supposed" to play, when our base formation and tactics change on a 2/3 monthly basis?

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  86. Don't forget when they bought the club the price will have taken account of the debt. If they bring the debt down then the value goes up. by that amount . And again paying off debt comes out of costs and reduces what would otherwise have been profit.

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  87. At the very least, Guest has the decency to offer apologies where appropriate, which cannot be said from the person Guest responded to. And that was what Guest said in the first place.

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  88. So, rather than be the bigger man, you decide to call me a hypocrite?

    I'll just restate exactly what I've just said. Express your own views, but it's better not to denigrate or demean others for expressing theirs.

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  89. Its RM, they sack managers even when they win the treble. Its what they do

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  90. I have no issues with us being able to play many formations, if anything its a very good thing, as is having players who are able to play in different positions.


    The problem is we do not have the players who are able to cope with playing different formations and we do not have the players who are able to play in different positions well.


    You could also say that we do not have a Manager who is able to teach players how to play different formations and tactics.

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  91. ''we play direct one two touch'' when playing the way we are supposed to, regardless of formation.

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  92. Is that taken from "the dossier"?

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  93. Good post, good points.

    It's good to have tactical flexibility, but a team needs set pattern if it's to mximise the sum of it's parts.

    E.g., Arsenal don't chop and change their philosphy every few months, they build on it.

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  94. From watching our team when we played the way we are supposed to play.

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  95. This whole Rodgers thing is dividing the fans. I long for a united (sorry, bad choice of words) club and fanbase again.

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  96. The first 10 games of BR's first season?

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  97. Lets hope Ancelloti or Klopp sign him. Hes like Sturridge but match fit. A bit like Cisse really. Oh....Nevermind then

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  98. Then stop dropping hate..

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  99. I retracted what I said because I knew I was wrong..


    Sorry dude.

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  100. If you don't know when e did it, no point discussing..

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  101. Seriously?

    "Hate"?

    Hahaha, is that you Brenny boy?

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  102. Liverpool would need to improve by "only" 8-10 points if all the other clubs ahead of us stood still. The fact of the matter is they will all certainly be improving their squads of the summer. Can the same be said of us? I was on the fence with Rodgers but constantly playing Chan at RB and allowing one of our best performers this season to be repeatedly skinned and lose confidence whilst 2 full time RB's and Toure who can play there if pushed, all languished on the bench or not even in the squad at all, is indicative of what I see as his muddled thinking and persistence with ideas that are plainy not working.
    I like Rodgers but decisions of this nature should never be based on sentiment. The fact that proven, better managers are available make this an easy choice for me. Liverpool need better and the players need someone that they respect and want to play for.

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  103. Just look hat you are writing below where I am speaking of the way we are supposed to play, you are part of the problem. And that Brenny boy is about love and respect, right?

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  104. And you know this how?

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  105. No need to apologise, you've elevated yourself massively in my eyes, top man : )

    And your posts above are awesome!

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  106. Ancelloti wont as I believe he is taking a year out to have back surgrey

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  107. Guys, its best to ignore this guy. Hes a troll on a Dutch forum I post on and has apparently become so obssesed with me that he is now following me around the internet. If it wasnt so sad, I'd be flattered :-)

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  108. Sorry man, you sound upset. When I slate BR, there are no negi's directed to those who continue to support him, please don't feel like there is.



    I feel ripped off by all this "death by football" and have seen, imho, someone comepletely out of their depth, floundering like a fish out of water when they don't have the worlds most magical player to call on.


    Everyone who is an LFC fan is feeling bad right now, it's not a good time for us.

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  109. Found this quote from BR

    'I don't think there is pressure on ourselves, only what we have from within. Look at Tottenham - you spend over £100m, you'd expect to be challenging for the league.' Brendan Rodgers, Melwood training ground, April 26, 2014.

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  110. Damn, I bet a fiver that he would go to City. Was a certainty in my tiny mind.

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  111. So how does she clean the other rooms from the kitchen??

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  112. More extensive than a multiple league winner in a top European league as well as a appearance in a Champions League final all with a team created without breaking the bank?
    The only manager with a better cv who would be interested in coming to Liverpool is Rafa, unless we're going to promise the likes of Ancelotti 100 mill for each of the next 2 summer windows and a 5 year contract on big dough to get it right.

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  113. Who took the sign down and when does the stoning take place?

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  114. Ouch.

    It's the constant David Brent-isms that make me cringe.

    BR: "Defending is easy" (or words to that effect)

    Yet, even when we start with 5 defenders and 5 central midfielders (the most heavily fortified and defensive of formations...at Stoke of all places), we still get ripped apart in a defeat of the ages.

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  115. You know I actually think will stick with pellegrini.

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  116. Posted this many times before mate. It is foot in mouth disease.

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  117. I know, he has a real bad case of verbal diarrhoea, somebody needs to nip to the pound shop and grab a roll of gaffer tape

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  118. Haha and people ask me why I'm still single.... :)

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  119. Haha, would one roll be enough?

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  120. Not upset at all. You want us not to be divided and you are part of the problem, that is my point.

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  121. We'd all settle for white nets, no sign and a team always challenging for the title. I would anyway.

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  122. Sorry dude, how am I part of the problem?

    I don't attack other posters for their opinions, I don't belittle them, either. I do voice my concerns about BR, very much so. Is that what you're referring to, not agreeing with you and/or questioning your faith?

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  123. Stan Dinaround8:43 pm, May 25, 2015

    I'm trying mate, don't dampen it...

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  124. Stan Dinaround8:45 pm, May 25, 2015

    Bet you have to wash your own clothes and cook your own dinner, and there's no one there with a wet flannel when you become sick.... I'd swap sex 3 times a day for a decent wife...

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  125. Stan Dinaround8:45 pm, May 25, 2015

    Good question.

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  126. Yes, but because we also conceded over 50 we didn't win the thing.
    Just think about that. We had the leagues 2 top scorers and we still couldn't win....

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  127. Sorry man, have to call you a hypocrite after the way you were rude to NaveenLFC yesterday.

    How you can even suggest that I am the problem when you were belittingling posters yesterday just makes you look really bad.

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  128. Your problem is we as fans are divided. You take every chance you get (when asked or not) to confront others who see, or ever saw anything positive hence you are part of a problem.
    That is not a problem for me, but YOU think it is.

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  129. Sorry man, have to call you a hypocrite after the way you were rude to NaveenLFC yesterday.

    How you can even suggest that I am the problem when you were belittingling posters yesterday just makes you look really, really bad.

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  130. Hav no idea what I said to Naveen... But I am sure I had a good reason..

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  131. So, you think it's ok to belittle others when you have a good reason?

    While all the time falsely accusing others of being the problem?

    Ok, let's just leave it at that. Or, if you want the last word, go right ahead.

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  132. I said I am sure I had a good reason to say whatever I said. And I did, and it was nt rude in any way, just checked what happened.


    And again, YOU think it is a problem fans are divided(I think it is normal), and YOU are part of that dividing as you are constantly trying to argue anything remotely positive said about the manager, the way we play(ed) etc.

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  133. I for one am not faulting their financial management of the club. I'm faulting their recruitment policy for the staff at lfc. Next to nobody at the club knows anything about running a top European club. Not ayre or his lackies or rodgers. Theyd never do that in Boston. There must be a reason Boston red sox keeps winning titles and lfc isn't. That's where I call them out

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  134. ancelotti sacked with rafa to take over real madrid...

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  135. It is a quote from Sudeep's post I was referring in mine.

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  136. Well top clubs win things every year. We used to be ruthless now look at as
    25 years and no league title. 3 years and not even a tea cup.

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  137. i would say we're not far away from slipping into phase 2 of oblivion.. another 25 years without a PL trophy..

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  138. but if we're gonna give rodgers another year and IF things dont work out again surely we should snag ancelotti after his surgery..

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  139. That's why the are the biggest club in the world. Only winning will do.

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  140. Hasnt worked well this season

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  141. As I say and continue to say again. It's all well and good capitalising and growing the lfc brand. But why are so many inexperienced people employed at Liverpool Football Club and not Boston Red Sox. Why do Boston win titles every odd year or so and Liverpool don't. Why do struggling head coaches get the sack at the red sox ie Valentino was coach when lfc visited when lfc visited with rodgers got the sack when the team was struggling yet rodgers after 3 years and no trophies us still in a job. Why does Boston have a team full of world class players and liverpool doesn't

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  142. That's why he's gone. If he had won something he'd still have a job.

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  143. hmm.. maybe because baseball and football are two completely different sports?

    Stop trying to compare 2 vastly different sports. It simply doesn't work.


    Also, there are many experienced people employed other wise we could not have such massive improvements commercially.

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  144. A lot of us said after the Stoke game. Surely Rodgers is sacked now. We're still waiting

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  145. Well the point of sports teams is to win is it not.

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  146. Yes, but what you are trying to do is insensate that FSG care about the Red Sox then Liverpool by making comparisons between baseball and football.


    You have a draft System in Baseball, you don't in Football, a hell of a major difference.


    Contracts work very differently in America sports then they do in Football. I.E you so much as deviate from your contract by a tiny amount in the American and your in the ****


    In football most contracts are not worth the paper they are written on, I.E Us completely ignoring the clause in Saurez's contract when Arsenal made a 40mil bid, nobody did anything.


    Baseball played in America only, not really a global sport.


    Football, played around the entire world with Professional leagues in near enough every major country.


    Financially baseball teams are very tightly governed, Football is a free for all and is one of the most corrupt sports in the world, just look at FIFA, its governing body.


    So if you do have a issue with FSG make comparisons with other footballing clubs and not a sport that is completely different to football.

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  147. I'm not making comparisons with the sports. I'm making comparisons with the way fsg run them both. If the red sox had a manager who had achieved as much as rodgers has and broken all the records set for doing badly. Trust me he'd be gone.
    Yet we've had to suffer rodgers for 3 whole years and we keep getting worse. That would never happen in Boston.
    The red sox wouldn't hire an inexperienced guy like Ian Ayre, a guy with only experience in the lower leagues to run it . That's what I'm trying to say.
    In the words of another poster
    "They put out fires a lot faster in Boston." Lfc is burning my friend and they seem cool with it

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  148. "wouldn't hire an inexperienced guy like Ian Ayre"

    sorry but this is where I stop replying to you.

    Yes because Ian Ayre has done nothing for Liverpool.



    Also whilst I might not like BR, I don't remember an army of top managers beating down our door, why would they?


    No CL football, club just was days away from being made bankrupt, poor squad, and poor record in recent years in trophies won and up against 4 clubs who all financially are years ahead.


    For all we know, and as hard as this might be to accept, BR might of been the best out of a bad bunch.


    You will just have to except that we are not as big or as attractive that you think we are.


    As for watching it burn, being financially self reliant, modernizing and expanding our ageing stadium is damn good going in such a short amount of time considering they have had 20 years of negligence on the commercial to repair.


    How about you take a step back and look at the wider picture instead of trying to claim everything and everyone is terrible

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  149. Yes boss. Ian Ayre has flown everywhere and back with no world class player insight.
    Van Gaal wanted the job
    And if van Gaal a legend of the game wanted the job it speaks volumes. They,fsg, said he was too old and wanted someone younger. They decided to make him technical director but Rodgers refused.
    And pls I think u are confusing Hodgson for rodgers,I see why because they were both just as bad really. When rodgers was hired lfc wasn't in financial ruin. And contrary to what u believe
    Not alot of managers would scuff at the chance to manage at lfc.

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  150. You've got a pretty good head on you, I think you're right again.

    We may have been lacking ideal stewardship under Rodgers in many ways, but City, with all their financial clout, Mancini and Pellegrini? Their fans must be equally peeved!

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  151. Liking it, keep going... ; ) Nah, I've been pro Rafa for a while, but if we can't get him then Klopp does have his merits.

    You want to know what scares me a little? He has appeared a little volatile on occasion. Maybe volatile is too strong, maybe over-emotional is a better way of putting it.

    That said, the pressure of todays game makes a composed and stoic managerial sideline/interview figure practicably impossible. After all, even the best of them nowadays lose it from time to time.

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  152. Sadly, 'tis I who must perform cleaning duties. Thats all part of the 3x per month arrangement ; )

    Ah, a rare moment of laughter on a dark day in our history. A disaster is bad, but waking to one is equally as bad.

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  153. U said six years and u included parry?
    Yo jaime what's going on.

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  154. Rafa in. What a manager.
    If Madrid are anything they know how to hire managers. Cl winner after cl winner. Now that's how hire managers.

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  155. Please stop sniping at other posters and stick to discussing the issues. Further comments like this will be deleted.

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  156. Parry left Liverpool in 2009, which is 6 years ago.

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  157. Was that before or after benitez.
    I thought Hodgson was hired after benitez left

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  158. Parry left at the end of the 2008-9 season. Benitez left in 2010.

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  159. And parry was liverpool manager? I'm confused.

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  160. I suspect he is this so-called 'Guest' what called me a clown the other day. I'm naturally on your side, Eric. I hate trolls ;-)

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  161. Oh now I understand. U know parry kept ringing bells in my head. Then I thought maybe he meant rick parry. So he also got a pay off. Wow
    Do u know how much he got. Because he maybe got a lot of things wrong but at least I remember him helping rafa in building a top team then.

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  162. Fact is, that you are the troll, dear Eric. That's the whole point of why I'm here: I'm still waiting for your apologies. But, apparently, you insist on insults and name calling even here.

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  163. "I'm naturally on your side". That's a healthy attitude for an uninformed person.

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  164. U know I'd rather get in someone with a great cv and give him the next 5 years than suffer another season like this or even watch this make a mockery of himself and by extension this great club every time he opens his mouth. 150% he said. God........!!!

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  165. Did u know that rodgers aproximately earns 5 million pounds a year. Yet ancelloti at Madrid earned just about 5.4 million. No wonder he talks a lot. I would too if I was paid almost as much as one of the best managers in history.

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  166. I really don't trust what Sky Sports are saying. They don't know s***.

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  167. It's the only thing he has going for him. People like to point to the likes of Sterling, Coutinho and Henderson as players who have improved under Rodgers. It indicates that he's a good coach, but being a good manager is different. As for Suarez, we don't know if Rodgers had much to do with his improvement or not. Suarez is extraordinarily talented but also a very hard worker on the training paddock, so IMO he was always destined to be a great regardless of his manager.

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  168. From an LFC perspective I've always hated FFP because it restricts our ability to spend on attractive wages and transfer fees, but for some reason FSG love the FFP.

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  169. Lot of news sources saying Rodgers job is safe and Klopp is taking 6 month sabbatical. Looks like he's going to get away with it and we'll have another season just like the last.

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  170. Benj is right; no matter who the mgr is next year they have a ton of work to do with at least ten players nuked. The real question though is WH O do you think will do the best job in the transfer window and then melding a cohesive unit. Don't think rodgersrecordwith transfers and playing people out of position so often augurs well for him and LFC's prospects next year unless a strong person is at the helm. Luckily some goodies are available so perhaps this is where the line in the sand must've drawn. Lastly, the surrender at Stoke said to me the team quit spa good cleanse is in order.

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  171. *nods in agreement*

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  172. Hmm haven't seen much of that this season, even during our unbeaten run.

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  173. No top players will sign for us with BR as our manager.

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