11 Jun 2015

Massive Deal: Liverpool pushing to sign 'extraordinary' €20m superstar with 70 goals and assists in 90 games for Juve

Liverpool are reportedly considering a surprise move for 'extraordinary' €20m-rated Argentine striker Carlos Tevez, who is seemingly on his way out of Juventus.

According to multiple reports today:

* Liverpool are tracking Tevez, who is allegedly keen one a return to the Premier League.

* Tevez will have a transfer meeting 'this week' with Juventus to discuss his future.

It certainly seems as if Tevez will be available. When asked on Wednesday about the possibility of a Juve exit, General Director Giuseppe Marotta told reporters:

"The chances of him [Tevez] leaving are quite high. It’s more likely that Carlos will leave than [Andrea] Pirlo. We must reach a conclusion as soon as possible."

Liverpool have been linked with Tevez several times over the years, but he seems to be very unpopular with ex-Reds, who are always emphatically negative about the striker. Examples:

* 2011: When Tevez allegedly refused to come on in a Champions League match against Bayern Munich, Roy Evans told LFC TV: "He's a disgrace. You don't have to like the manager, but you should be there playing, and he's not, and I think he's a poor professional".

* 2011: Responding to Liverpool's alleged interest in Tevez, Graeme Souness barked: "He (Tevez) is one bad apple. He's a disgrace to football. He epitomises what most people think is wrong with modern football".

* 2012: When asked if Liverpool fans would Tevez at Anfield, Steve Nicol told ESPN: "Liverpool has a tradition, and bringing a mercenary like him [Tevez] in is not the Liverpool Way. I'd like to think that most Liverpool fans would think that way also".

Much of the ire directed at Tevez seems to stem from his alleged Bayern refusal, but the striker claims he did not refuse to go on. However, when asked after the game why he didn't enter the field of play, Tevez told reporters:

"I felt it wasn't suitable to go on because my head wasn't in the right place. I didn't want to go in because I thought I was unwell. I wasn't emotionally well and thought it better not to."

This certainly sounds like a refusal to me. However, even if it's true, Tevez was sanctioned for his behaviour, and it's unfair to hold it against him for the rest of his career.



Since that incident, Tevez has turned his career around, and one thing's for sure: he guarantees goals (either scored or created). Recent Stats:

* Man City: 73 goals/36 assists (109) in 148 apps (Goal/assist every 1.3 games)

* Juventus: 50 goals/20 assists in 90 apps (Goal/assist every 1.3 games)

In 2013, I conducted a survey asking if fans would like to see Tevez at Anfield. 63% of the 9000+ participants voted in favour of the signing, which shows that lots of fans do not share the negative views of Nicol, Souness, and Evans.

The sticking point is Tevez's age - he's 31, and it's unlikely that FSG will sanction a big-money move for a player with minimal resale value. That said, in terms of experience, ability, and injury history (missed only FOUR games through injury for his entire career), he ticks all the boxes.

Granted, it's highly unlikely that Tevez will come to Anfield, but is it worth pursuing anyway? I'd rather Liverpool signed Tevez than Radamel Falcao, who is once again being linked with an improbable move to Anfield.

Author: Jaimie K



112 comments:

  1. Will never happen, Tevez kept complaining that he did not like Manchester as a city and the weather etc... so he probably won't fancy going to Liverpool.


    Plus why would he want to come to us? He is in the last few years of his career, earning mega bucks...and has just won the double with an amazing team.


    All these links to world class players are just pipe dreams, it has not happened in the past 20 years and won't happen any time soon.


    #distraught

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  2. If we were to aim high then we should go for someone like Martinez...even then I fee he is out of our market. Porto is a shopping window for the big boys and we are not one of the big boys.


    IMO we should have a look at Luiz Adriano and Konoplyanka.

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  3. Have him in a heart beat brings goals and that much missed work rate and pressing at the top end of the field also never goes missing pay the money

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  4. I dont for 1`minute think Martinez is too expensive its that we straight out cannot attract top talent.

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  5. I"d rather see us go all out for Becca or veitto, as Nicol stated, he's a mercenary so Jaime why would you want another mercenary when we already have one

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  6. To be honest, I would take tevez or Falcao, they will help attract other names and would bring massive experience. They are winners and although the latter had a rough time at United I feel we could get a great season out of him. I would also keep Balo so next season have D.S/D.O/M.B/R.F up front.

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  7. Latest news that PSG want him with a salary of 6m / year ?

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  8. Mancini went on Sky Italia and said that Kovacic is likely to stay...

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  9. Don't think we can get this veitto fella, apparently A Madrid are favs

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  10. Probably to replace Ibra who is in talks with AC Milan (why would he go to them though..they are worst than us)

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  11. He didn't sound too convincing in my opinion

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  12. so would i. its clear we need a world class striker to truly lift the club and unlock our youngsters potential. Reus, Tevez or Higuain for me would do. but i know its a dream not worth talking about. our glory days are over especially under Brendan Rodgers. the other teams in the league are far too competitive with teams like Arsenal going places with Sanchez and Ozil. we got allen and lallana. on the plus note. for me i think Ings is quite underrated and despite the fact he wont give the club the lift we need, he might earn it. if he gets off the mark straight away i can see him being a star. make no doubt about it he scores goals and is fast. but he cant be relied on, unless we put goals onto our wings, from players like Yarmolenko or Ahmed Musa.


    For me ahmed musa can replace sterling in a hearbeat and after stellar World Cup and Champions league performances, he could be one of many top players out there who we just seem to never buy. instead we buy borini, lallana, lambert and allen.


    another tremendous player is Breel Embolo. OMG. debut season as a 17 year old, 17 goals/13 assists in 42 games. top class and he plays centre mid, wing and striker. he helped his team win the title, and helped knock out LFC in a basel, and has experience against Real madrid. he also scored in the champions league. for his age and his goal/assist tally hes a world beater. we need to buy him before Barcelona do. he will become there new Eto'o

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  13. Would Liverpool pay 6m salary?

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  14. there's no way he'll come to L.F.C. who start's these story's they'd never pay that much for him no'r his wages, we're shopping at a level much lower than that

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  15. Breel Embolo an Gonzola Higuain. Embolo grabbed 17 goals/13 assists in 42 games and Higuain scored 29 goals/11 assists in 58 games. we need goals more than anything.

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  16. Falcoa is BRILLIANT = Mourinho knows that - GET HIM

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  17. If B R loans out MARKOVIC sack him on the spot

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  18. Its never going to happen. It just seems to be beyond the ability of people at the club to go out and buy proven talent. As fans we speculate that Lfc can no longer attract these established players but I just think its a case that we never bid for them. Its sad to see a club as great as Liverpool operating under such restrictive conditions. We'll forever be indebted to Henry and Werner but at this stage we need owners with deeper pockets who are emotionally invested in the club. Im not sure there are any potential investors out there that fall into that category for Lfc

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  19. Why has PACO not been offered B R job - he would be miles better

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  20. If we offer him more than AT. Madrid Why not? As you can see with previous interview by himself .

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  21. Manny Pacquiao would also be miles better

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  22. Same same agreed. Perfectly suited to our style of play. Yet instead we are linked with Benteke. He may have potential sell on value but hes lazy and doesnt suit the way we play. Who is the genius at the club that identifies our targets

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  23. He's going to Atletico (see Simeone interview) - lets face it Spain, CL, Simeone or North of England, No CL and Bodgers. Pretty easy decision

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  24. We CAN get a top top striker but as I have posted before we have to blow away our competitors with the wages we offer to overcome the other shortcomings (location matters to foreign players, no CL and managerial pull). So if a CL club pays 150k we will have to pay 200k - simply matching or offering a "bit" more like we probably did with Sanchez won't cut it

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  25. I'd loan to a perm club he's not good enough at the minute not even close, least he will either adapt or he won't, or personally I'd sell him straight I don't think he will ever be the player we crave

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  26. I would love Tevez if I'm honest think he would be ideal for us. His stats prove he guarantees goals and assists on top of that he has an incredible work rate.


    On the downside he doesn't like England and he is going to Atletico Madrid anyway so we don't stand a chance of pulling this one off.

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  27. He's 99% in Madrid already. Doesn't have to move country, will be playing under a fellow Argentine for a team who challenge at the top end of the table and win trophies. How do you possibly believe we could sign him?

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  28. Embolo is a decent prospect but nothing more. Plus he isn't an out and out striker and often plays in midfield. I definitely wouldn't say he guarantees goals.


    As for Higuain its another name who is way out of our league. Fans need to realise we never have and never will sign this calibre of player.

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  29. Would be a tremendous signing, but I don't think there is any chance of it happening realistically.

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  30. Agreed... I do think he'd consider coming here.

    I just don't think FSG would sanction the wages.

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  31. In an ideal world I would love Tevez regardless of his age as the way he operates within the attacking line is perfect for LFC....He reads the line well, is full of energy and is a proven goalscorer. Everything we need in a striker. Jackson Martinez is also another striker who would be well suited to the set up, Vietto plays in a similar manner to Tevez so he would be a good signing to. Basically the south american strikers are well suited as they play with a high energy with the ball on the floor and that is a key ingredient, static forwards that drop to deep or move in for crosses will always struggle in a high tempo passing game. So the likes of Benteke would be a square peg in a round hole as he would be better suited to the likes of Chelsea so as good as a striker that he is unfortunately he would struggle to be a productive playing the Liverpool way...There is a decent player called Claudio Beauvue for Guingamp in France who would make a good singing for us as a sub striker to replace the likes of Borini and Lambert and would easily be signed up before casting judgement go and have a look at him..Obviously we need a quality striker who is proven at a higher level than Beauvue but someone like Beauvue would make a very useful addition to the team apparently us, Everton and Man Utd have looked at him in the past...I watch a lot of French football any football I can to be honest and he does look a little gem. He is quick, reads the line well and you should see the little fella leap he's like a bloomin Kangaroo whoever snaps him up won't be dissapointed and the price is said to be around £6m he is unproven in the big leagues but 27 goals in 52 games in Ligue 1 this season and has scored 72 in 244 games not bad considering he started out more as a winger, that must be worth a punt at £6m. We signed Borini for nearly £11m odd so £6m is worth the risk surely...

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  32. He's a bit.. Man Utd-y isn't he?

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  33. It'd be an excellent move by the club. And dare I say it, it might go some way towards actually replacing Suarez. Both are relatively similar in terms of playing style: skillful, hardworking, huge will to win and leaders on the pitch (purely through their 'never-say-die attitudes' and ability). Could see him linking well with Sturridge too when he's fit too. Tevez is an intelligent footballer.


    Another important aspect of the prospective transfer is Tevez reputation as a top player. I would imagine that signing Tevez would send out a positive statement to opposition teams and also help attract big players to the club. Let's face it, Liverpool have lost 3 icons in the last 3 seasons: Gerrard, Suarez and Carragher. Tevez may have a questionable attitude at times of the pitch but he always gives his best on it, no matter what the circumstance.

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  34. Rodgers said Sterling is likely to stay...... :L

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  35. The thought of him scoring the winner against the mancs and kissing the badge on an LFC shirt and winding them up to the eye balls would please me greatly

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  36. The question you should ask yourself is...should LFC be interested in buying a 27 year old striker who has scored 72 goals in 283 games with the majority of those games in Ligue 2 or lower? I would be seriously worried if we were sinking to these depths and the truth is he has a very average scoring record if you remove his performances this season so not one to pursue for me. Additionally we already have plenty of back up strikers at the club we need the real deal now anything else is just a waste of time and resources.

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  37. 6m / yr translates to 120k per week. If JFM can get 150k then yes Liverpool will pay 6m /yr.


    Note: I doubt it's 6m though. Could be 16m.

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  38. I did say we need a proven striker many times in the comment who has done it at a higher level than Beauvue but he does something the majority of our forwards don't do and that's score goals. Yes we do have back up strikers but the fundemental difference is they can't hit the back end of a bus! Beauvue wouldn't be the saving grace we need up front but I have no doubt he would do better than Borini and Lambert, He is quick, tricky and has a high work-rate. I agree totally we need the real deal like a Martinez or a Tevez above all else but Borini and Lambert have been as much use as a chocolate fire guard and in my own opinion Beauvue would be a much more productive sub. We have already spent £33m on Borini, Balotelli and Aspas combined the 'sub strikers' so spending big on a main striker is vital but the £6m spent on a proven goalscorer who as back up makes more sense, he would be easily attainable and cheap I feel he is worth the risk at £6m 27 years old or not as the £33m paid on the three above has failed to pay off

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  39. Sorry perhaps my point didn't quite come across in the right manner. I'm just trying to say we don't need anymore back up strikers. Borini and Lambert won't still be here next year and who knows what is going to happen with Balotelli but personally would be happy if we could ship him out too. We then have Origi and Ings to come in and play alongside Studge (if he's ever fit again) so I really don't see any space for another back up striker. For me we now have one striker space going and that has to be filled by a top striker.

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  40. one of the best and most undervalued strikers of last decade. even with his advancing years and high wage demands, id take him in a blink of an eye.

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  41. Forget and move on.

    "I haven't spoken with him but I know people at the club are talking to his agent. It's exciting to be linked with players like Tevez," said Simeone.

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  42. That is a fair point Tom but I feel Beauvue would be a small risk financially and add a little something to our attacking options. The probability of us signing him is small with Origi and Ings on board and hopefully a top striker coming. But at £6m whoever signs him up will have a bargain I have no doubt

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  43. And forget about this player too.

    But Napoli hero Alberti says Higuain is set to become a Gunners player, after saying he’s 90% certain of a move.

    ‘I’m 90% sure he will go to Arsenal,’ he said.Jose Alberti has revealed all

    ‘The contract could be a minimum of £3.6million-a-year.

    ‘It’s not possible that he will remain at Napoli this year after they missed out on the Champions League.’



    Arsenal would goal machine if they pull this one off.

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  44. If we do not get rid of Aspas, Borini and Balo then the napkins are going to be out.

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  45. If Arsenal sign Higuain then the likes of Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City and us should be trembling in our boots as that attacking line would be brutal

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  46. Arsenal always make at least one big name signing every season. They have a really good squad and a manager who can attract the best.

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  47. If Napoli can do it what makes you think we can't? our stakes are higher than Napoli that's for sure!

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  48. I am in total agreement Logan! If they sign Higuain then it will spell trouble for any team in the prem as Arsenal on there day with a player like Higuain being flanked by Sanchez not many teams would be able to find an answer to an attack like that...It makes so jealous mate

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  49. Our striker options:


    Origi (who may go on loan if he does not settle), Ings, Sturridge, Balotelli, Aspas, Borini and Lambert.


    Shudder

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  50. Konoplyanka is already going to Stoke unfortunately. It's a real shame that we missed out, would've been a great addition to our squad.

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  51. This is going to be one of the most morbid transfer windows yet.

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  52. Mancini and Kova had a falling out last month, it was covered extensively in italian and croatian paper- the don't get along, Mancini went after Brozovic to try and bench Kova but it didnt work... and Mancini playing Kova all over the field does not mitigate the situation... dont trust Mancini on this...

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  53. Firmino to Utd apparently.

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  54. Would Tevez signing appease you? At least he knows the back of the net

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  55. Go see the post re Tevez which I posted.

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  56. All the team ahead of us will improve their squads to the max.


    We on the other hand with the new additions of Milner, Ings and most likely Bogdan will have a first team squad of like 32 players.


    How do you add more unless you remove at least 8 of the current squad? It is quite depressing.

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  57. So we have the chance to get vietto then

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  58. Keep on dreaming.

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  59. I thought Aspas was sold?

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  60. So both of them are moving to atleti then

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  61. They not moving to LFC. That is for sure.

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  62. He was sold on being the no 1 striker after ls7 left but u know the rest

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  63. We get Martinez and we are all set up front. He will terrorize the prem next season and I'm praying we somehow pull off a Torres and get this guy.


    Only problem is lack of CL, lack of "world class" players, manager with lack of EU recognition, etc....but if we can overcome all that, and Arsenal, who knows!?!

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  64. I don't believe that has been official.


    There was a loan with an option to buy at a pre-negotiated price.


    Not sure Sevilla will in fact take up that option though.


    Sounded like LFC will make it worth their while to take him.

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  65. Aspas will return to LFC and unless his agent can find him a new home he stays.

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  66. It's all about managing one's expectation. I've already adjusted mine. No more UCL from this season onwards, qualification for Europa League is the season's top priority instead, semi's for League Cup and quarter's for FA Cup, at least 5 or 6 call-ups to the England national team with one or two at starting 11, depending on health/fitness.
    There we go!

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  67. Just checked the official LFC website and Pascoe is still there as assistant manager and Marsh as first team coach.


    Everyone knows they are gone but why is it being kept as a secret by the club? It really is becoming a joke to see how things are being handled from top to bottom.

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  68. One always needs to be positive about the new season but I am unfortunately going to have a good laugh at those who suggest we will finish top 4 this coming season if things stay as they are.

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  69. Yeah I checked that yesterday too. Very strange that there's been no announcement

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  70. voice of reason6:34 pm, June 11, 2015

    lets hope BR is gone too

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  71. Fine, but what if he scored for us, went batshit crazy, grabbed Wayne Rooney and wrestled him to the ground, and started kissing *his* badge?

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  72. Tevez wanted out of UTD. Even admitted it publicly.

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  73. You are most definitely my voice of reason.

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  74. Good point Robo that would be a bit to perverted for me though as Rooney's not even sexy

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  75. voice of reason6:49 pm, June 11, 2015

    here here

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  76. Maybe if:-

    Chelsea get Falcao
    Arsenal get Higuain
    United get Benzema
    City already got Bony

    We can have a free run at Lacazette :)

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  77. As long one is equipped with a realist mindset, he/she will know what to expect for next season. If we don't accept or even know where we stand, good luck then.

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  78. If they were looking at axing Rodgers, I'd have hoped they'd have already acted by now

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  79. nice dream, my friend! ;)

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  80. But should the bare minimum expectation be good enough as a fan of Liverpool Football Club?

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  81. Rodgers cant handle balo so he would have no chance with tevez

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  82. LFC have not even confirmed the departures of Pascoe and Marsh, neither have new backroom staff been confirmed.


    I guess you cannot employ new people unless you have actually confirmed those who have left.


    Something not right behind the scenes.

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  83. Surely there has to be some news soon

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  84. That's why I mentioned about a realist mindset. LFC has the 5th biggest wage bill in EPL so it's just right for us to be the 5th best team in the league. I'm not expecting LFC to over-achieve given the ability of our present management. To qualify for the Europa League we have to be at least 6th in the league. Please note that in terms of points, we are actually closer to Swansea City, 8th in the league, than Man Utd, 4th in the league and what our initial target was. I would love to aim higher, but after comparing our present squad plus this summer's targets to the top 4 teams, I've decided to end the misery of being hopeful at the beginning of season to being dreadful at the end of it.

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  85. Mate, the silence from FSG is one thing, but the silence from a certain Mr Rodgers is another.

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  86. Are you mad ?? Did you actually watch Balotelli ? He was and is eveything that was wrong with our season and style of play. He is lazy. He is arrogant without the proven quality to be so arrogant. For me, who was horrified even by the rumours we might sign him, I thought he might score the odd wonder goal here and there. But I don't remember any of those either. As for Falcao. He is on the way down. More or less finished at anywhere near top level of football. Then again, we are not at top level either. So maybe you do have a point.

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  87. Let's send Tevez a breville mixer before he signs. Just so he knows what's what.

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  88. I have those optimistic days too,mate .We won't sign anyone of Martinez calibre. You already hit the nail on the head. No CL football and a manager with about as much international pull as Nigel Farage.

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  89. What about teams in Europe?

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  90. Has anything official been released about BR?

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  91. voice of reason7:13 pm, June 11, 2015

    well they havent changed anything at the LFC website and FSG and LFC are yet to make a statement so heres to hoping

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  92. Money is not the be all and end all. Man City have spent the most and have had the highest wage bill for years now and where has it got them?


    Unless the LFC can finally smart decisions for once then things are not going to change. Southampton most likely have a lower wage bill than Newcastle so to use wage bill as a bargaining tool really does not have any feet IMO.

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  93. I think he's mentioned a preference for the Premier league

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  94. Not from the club, bugger all.

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  95. Absolutely agree mate. We already have too many "strikers" who don't score. We should have bought this "proven" striker last season though. We had more chance a year ago than now, would'nt you say.? But our backroom boys, Pascoe and Marsh must have ballsed that up !!

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  96. Has BR done any sort of news conference since the rumour of Pascoe and Marsh?

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  97. So there is still hope

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  98. Wet dream of note.

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  99. Until the club speaks then nothing is decided but we are being left to be made like fools.

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  100. I have to agree with you on the making smart decisions part. My realist attitude started from the moment FSG decided to stick with BR for next or at least the beginning of next season. Your example of Southampton and Newcastle is based on Southampton overachieving because of a brilliant manager, which very sadly, we don't.

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  101. Tevez gives his all on the pitch though every time. Same cannot be said about Balo though but agree, you need a manager who can give him a wallop through the face and tell him how it is going to be. Balo just keep staring at BR's pearly whites.

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  102. I think if he moves he'll move country too

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  103. FSG have decided nothing unless you can provide some detail from the horses mouth.



    Southampton went into administration not so long ago and are now and keep on improving. At the rate they are improving as a club they will leave us behind.

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  104. What do Rodgers' teeth have to do with Balotelli? Quit mentioning irrelevant things in your posts. It's a form of belittlement, and that is outlawed, as you know.

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  105. Just a bit of banter.

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  106. I agree he has a preference for PL but PSG are an enticing option even for players in the PL so at this point, one can't be sure.

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  107. I agree, we need to do smart business...Napoli and juventus perfect examples. When Napoli sold Cavani it was the same situation as Liverpool selling Suarez, but they bought quality with the money... Look at Juventus they hardly spent anything but they got to the finals of Champions league. Money is not everything.

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