27 Aug 2013

Liverpool-bound? - Juan Mata transfer rumours dismissed by Jose Mourinho

Dubious, opportunist made-up reports today claim that Liverpool have made a loan offer for Chelsea attacker Juan Mata. Well, if you believe that, you'll believe anything.

According to TalkSport today:

"Chelsea have rebuffed an approach from Liverpool to take Juan Mata on loan.

"TalkSPORT can reveal there has been no inquiry from [Arsenal] for the World Cup winner and the only Premier League club to make a move is Liverpool"


I don't believe this for a second, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if it is totally made-up.

Brendan Rodgers is not stupid - why would he make a loan enquiry for a player that LFC have absolutely no chance of acquiring? Additionally, in terms of salary/loan fee, Mata - who cost Chelsea €27m - would almost certainly be prohibitively expensive for LFC, and the chances of Chelsea letting their two-time player of the year go out on loan is practically non-existent.

When asked about Mata's future, Mourinho angrily dismissed the notion that the Spaniard is available, and accused the press of lying about the story. He told reporters:

"The stories that are coming out are nonsense stories. He [Mata] is very important for me and very important for Chelsea. There's no chance. Juan goes nowhere."

Chelsea also posted the denial on its official Twitter account.

This 'rumour' is almost as bad as the blatantly false Torres/Suarez swap story currently being peddled by SportsDirectNews, which manufactures fake transfer rumours on an hourly basis.

In May, the site - owned by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley - had to issue a public apology for posting a fake transfer rumour about Wayne Rooney. As reported by The Guardian:

"SportsDirect News wishes to express its sincere apologies to Wayne Rooney and Triple Sports and Entertainment Group for publishing the article 'Newcastle in shock Rooney bid', which was formulated and published without authority, merit and is untrue."

Yes, I know some transfer rumours are dubious, but many have some kind of verifiable foundation (i.e. comments from Agents/players/CEOs/managers etc).

There's a marked difference between those type of rumours, and shameless, totally baseless unapologetic fabrications, such as the laughable Suarez/Torres swap story.



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147 comments:

  1. dubious opportunist lollol so much win great article jamie

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  2. So Assaidi is off to Stoke for the season, that and Downing gone we REALLY need to sign at least one winger and time really isn't on our side. FSG better get their arse in gear sharpish.

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  3. Heard Ronaldo's not happy with the Bale signing, make a move?

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  4. Laughable!

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  5. what about suarez, ronaldo swap??

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  6. Mr. Point Of View3:19 pm, August 27, 2013

    coz their paper is out of topic.
    to sabotage all the big team during transfer window is the trend to excite reader

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  7. I think the best thing to do is to draw attention to such lies... that'll teach 'em

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  8. I wouldn't put talksport in the same boat as sportdirect news. Whether people think its going to happen or not I fully believe that BR did inquire about Mata. Think about it, he wont get many games as jose is not a fan, BR is close to jose, Chelsea wouldn't mind making LFC stronger if they feel we can take points off other top teams, just say he cant play against Chelsea. It may sound stupid now but BR wants to win the league and thinks no player is out of our reach. Like every club in the top 6. I think this story is very true, what is a phone call between friends?

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  9. I know sportsdirectnews they are useless! Jose also is the same person who said managers lie about their team tranfers. Mata cost the same amount we were going to pay for Willian per media reports. I don't think Chelsea would send him to us in the other hand they have 7 players who plays the same position and its a World Cup season.

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  10. Moses maybe but couldnt see Mata being sold or loaned it would be madness.

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  11. With the way Chelsea have started their season and shaped their squad, I could understand why clubs think Mata may be available tbf, but not why he would be available for loan.


    Nor could I understand why any prospective buyer would decide to make a loan offer for him. If a club did indeed think Mata was on the market, as a proven commodity, surely clubs would be eager to snap him up for good (at a below market value price also!) before Chelsea realise the folly of their ways...

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  12. 4eva LFC, LFC 4eva3:58 pm, August 27, 2013

    I don't understand the problem with making an offer for Mata 25 mill is still 25 mill it would cover their purchase of Willian and he has more competition now at Chelsea any way what could it hurt make an offer FSG and prove to us fans you are actually serious about what we are hearing (marquee signing) or are you just giving us hope but knowing full well that there is no one else coming in from here on out.
    I don't trust the owners i think we are all being taken for a ride even BR that's why we do business behind closed doors (not in the past) cause if the fans really new what actually was happening then there would be an uproar.

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  13. If Rodgers is ambitious he would make an inquiry , why not?
    we signed sahin from real madrid

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  14. but it is false ,Rodgers does not want a LEFT FOOTED attacker
    he wants a right footed one because we already have sturridge and aspas
    and Rodgers likes variation

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  15. I don't thin it is an urgent need , raheem sterling and jordan Henderson can both play thee and when hendo plays Liverpool win

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  16. more like 30 mils m8

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  17. the extent of ambition of FSG means we could end up with moses certainly not mata.

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  18. at least be agressive on the moses loan deal with an option to buy like cissokho

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  19. A club with no financial restrictions loaning a proven, top class player to a potential rival would also be madness.

    Paying £30m to add another attacking midfielder to a squad already stocked with Mata, Hazard, Oscar, Schurlle(sp?) et al is also madness though.

    A quality players falling out of favour and being sold to just cut the losses does make sense. It just remains unnecessary for a club like Chelsea though...

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  20. With so many sold, traded, or injured. At this pace there has just got to 2 signings, no? Chelsea not a bad place to shop considering they're a little bloated. Mata on Loan - would be nice, just not going to happen.
    And Sports Direct News is garbage, they just posted an article stating that Suarez will stay so that he can break back into the starting 11 for Uruguay, and Usurp Cavani's place - he's never not started. They could at least do a little research make it appear credible.
    Only 6 more days and we can stop burning our neurons with transfer rumours!

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  21. After signing Sahin from RM, I think there are (ultra low)chances that Mata might be signed on a loan basis. I doubt it though, would be pleased if we sign Moses at least and anything over that would be a treat (IMO).

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  22. We actually don't have any wingers. Only players who '├žan' play wide.

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  23. Got rid of another piece of dead wood today. Apart from the first team(Not counting suarez)the quality looks like its lacking. 3 talented younger players + average players fill the bench. Hope there isn't any injuries. The squad isn't strong enough to cope as it stands. The good start could be ruined by the inability to strengthen the team.

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  24. we need 2 proven wingers, problem is, there aren't many left in the market. I would sacrifice on striker if Suarez stays but winger and a CD is a MUST

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  25. name one winger barca have had in the last 6 years , affelly and he barley plays, in ticki tacka
    you play strikers sturridge ,suarez ,sterling and aspas can all play wide and coutinho,alberto and Henderson can play wide if needs be

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  26. swap Suarez for moses and mata .......

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  27. there are no wingers in a ticki tacka
    its either forwards like suarez,sturridge and aspas
    or midfielders like alberto ,coutinhoi and hendo.
    wingers are outdated , barca don't have wingers
    infact costa,mkhitaryan and willian are not wingers

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  28. so you honestly believe aspas who produced one of the poorest performances ever against villa can play regularly and make similar impact to suarez ?
    and why would Rodgers have 3left footers in attack , is it a coincidence that willian ,mkhitaryan and costa are right footed you need variation up front otherwise it is predictable

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  29. if we get rid of suarez we need an adequate replacement such as Muriel or damiao
    aspas and moses ? ,
    mata will never come to lfc anyway , ehy would you leave a team that has recently won everything apart from the league for a team that has seriously underperformed

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  30. why would mata leave one of the strongest clubs in Europe for the 6th , no 7th place and finishes behind wait for it everton a team which operates on shoestrings ,
    mata is way too big for Liverpool, he will join Tottenham or man u in a swap deal for utd and he could always be flogged abroad.
    Liverpool are the last team on matas mind .
    and the only way you can see him in a lfc shirt is in fifa

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  31. where did u come out from.... stuarezinho go home your drunk

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  32. Where the hell did @gilstrap mention Aspas? He said Mata & Moses, read before you post mate. Also, I don't think there's much emphasis on the right footed or left footed according to me, you might wanna shed some light on that subject?

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  33. Starting sturridge is madness. He gets injured we're proper fucked

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  34. I can't believe Sturridge is playing. We have a match against United coming up, BR and Sturridge have said themselves that he's not completely fit yet and he starts in a meaningless match against flippin Notts County...I think their brains went on sale with our squad this summer.

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  35. If we cant beat notts county with borini up front, we should be in the SPL....

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  36. He's learning for his mistakes and now he's going to make the mistake of playing his PL XI to play and get injured, which he'll make sure he learns and next time does something else with some other club because if we don't qualify for CL this season, he might find it difficult to be here.

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  37. aly cissokho injured COME ON MAN

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  38. I thought he was expected to be stronger than the other defenders.

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  39. Getting him on a loan doesn't seem so bad now.

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  40. had high hopes for him sigh

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  41. It is a bummer, he should be back soon.

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  42. another cardboard tank....and fans want papa no thank you

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  43. massive vote of no confidence in borini if he cant get on against these adios im afraid whats the point of him

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  44. crazy decision just goes to show what a waste of time borini is ...if he cant cut it get rid and get someone else

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  45. perhaps he doesnt want to play for a club funded by russian mob money

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  46. at this moment we need bodies

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  47. wow. 2-0 up to 2-2.

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  48. notts county deserve that .......the mandatory second half switch off ....we look very lightweight defensibly tonight

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  49. Exactly, surely a minimum benchmark for a prem squad should be if you're not good enough to play against Notts Co then you shouldnt be in it.
    I know Sturridge missed a lot of pre season and prob needs pitch time, but putting him in against league 1opposition in a knockout match is a major throw of the dice.

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  50. lightweight tonight? i thought we looked so through the last year

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  51. We were woeful in that second half... Complete joke considering what's ahead of us on Sunday.

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  52. so pedro and sanchez aren´t wingers`?

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  53. liverpool4life5659:42 pm, August 27, 2013

    Should of played second side, no one bothers about Capital one cup anyway, 3 players got injured course of it,

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  54. Wisdom is growing into a confirmed liability... His positioning is never ever correct

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  55. I don't care about this cup competition. But to surrender a 2-0 lead with a strong team against Notts County is inexcusable!

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  56. I've only watched 15 minutes, and already Glenn Johnson is pissing me off!

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  57. the 2 wins we've had so far are basically just covering up that we need to spend and spend now! I've being saying against better teams we will get punished with second half performance like we have had and tonight has just backed that fact up!

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  58. most of the team is our second side....we have 11 or 12 decent players the rest are average no matter what people post on here

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  59. Just try 90....

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  60. not good enough and some fans say he's good back up well we are lucky aren't we :-)

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  61. like ive posted top class forward will lead wisdom and kelly a merry dance at cb but thts what we have along with skirts if agger and kolo get injured

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  62. hes pissed me off to night i wish hed just pass the f*cking ball at times

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  63. embarrassing we've been lucky in the first to games to come away with 6 points. I know as we are all pissed off whilst it's 2-2 it doesn't hide the fact we need strength not just strength in depth.

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  64. basically lost the ball every time he has tried taking someone on.

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  65. maybe we should sign the big guy up front for them ...once again a we cant cope with a big physical player ....he looks head and shoulders the best player out there on both teams second half

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  66. all of a sudden the utd game doesnt look that appealing

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  67. OMG and now kolo?

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  68. we have got away with it first two games but we have been pushed about tonight

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  69. fuck the carling cup seriously...

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  70. This is getting worse and worse... maybe and only maybe it'll get FSG to cop on and get us in some players... but I'm being optimistic. Too much so.

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  71. 7 players before the window closes!

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  72. this is probably oldham2.0 with more injuries... were 10 men now...

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  73. tbh i was quite worried after the villa game but on a positive note we have done well against them recently so hoping for more of the same :-).

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  74. If only....

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  75. I guess we won't need many players if we are just going to bother with only one competition....

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  76. we wll probably gett 1 or 2 new players maximum 3 non quality players

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  77. not without a proven CB

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  78. Some players need to get a backbone when teams start having a bit of a spell against us because we start to crumble and then it invites pressure and look what pressure does to us. Still win 3-2 i hope lol

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  79. dont bank on it mate .....rogers said hes happy with his squad so i am to...but thats the risk you run when you sign players who have played little or no football for a year ...in the fsg fanasy world of football no one gets injured or suspended

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  80. It was Always going to happen. They are stingy and its backfired on them.

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  81. I'm trying to be positive ;-)

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  82. We might conjure up a performance in a big game. Its one of those kind of games that we sometimes turn up for, over the years. Urgh, I'm just scraping the barrel now.

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  83. we are getting rid of players not getting them in ...ill be surprised if we sign anyone

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  84. Now toure injured. Seriously BR, what were you thinking!? WE HAVE A GAME AGAINST MAN UTD ON SUNDAY!

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  85. we beat two crap teams by the skin of our teeth and everyones pushing us for Europe...fast forward a week with a couple of players injured we will be lucky to finish top half ...hahahah its like watching a car crash

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  86. Phew Get In :-)

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  87. were talking about increasing the depth of the team and at the same time were loaning and selling the players that should be used as squad players... unbelievable - we just got rid of shelvey, downing and assaidi - didnt replace them until now...

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  88. Is stevie G injured he hasn't got out of 1st all match going forward or tracking back. He needs to lift it and set the example for the next half

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  89. replaced with who alberto ...hes been great tonight although ive not seen him touch the ball....kolo looks like hes out for a good stretch cissoko injured coates injured...that leaves us with mr glass daniel agger and skirtal who is coming bachk from injury...what the old saying you pay cheap you pay twice ....

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  90. 3 games in and hes knackerd m8 ...the bottom line is we need a defensive midfielder who can get up and down the pitch preferably someone whose 6 foot 3 and built like a brick shit house

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  91. Well done Jordan Henderson

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  92. this is how you win it, but wouldnt mind loosing it - as long as toure would be fit i dont care ..

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  93. Haha loved Hendo's celebration =)

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  94. great goal hendo ...from a player we where gonna swap for clint dempsey

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  95. forget about kolo hes well out

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  96. agreed. It needs to happen quick. At the moment No lucas means we lose the midfield completely.

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  97. FSG MUST see we have to spend now!

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  98. Wisdom V Van Persie. Its gona be interesting................

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  99. ive been posting for months we need a cb and a defensive midfielder...its to late in the day now to get anyone decent in ...plus clubs know we are in a panic for a cb so the price will double that means we wont be buying

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  100. don't think i'll bother watching if we go in with Wisdom in the starting XI

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  101. I think it's fair to say tonight was a disaster...

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  102. Skrtel should start even if he's not fully fit. Wisdom needs to go out on loan and get some much needed experience.

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  103. Who else do we have?

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  104. you know I'd take Wisdom over Skrtel at the right now. Your only as good as your last game and that makes Skrtel rubbish at the moment.

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  105. brilliant goal by hendo - reminded me of a young Steven G who was hungry to break forward and score goals :)
    whatever the injuries especially the one of Toure) outshines everything... the carling cup is a completely waste of player-fitnesses and their power

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  106. go home youre drunk...

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  107. If Skrtel is rubbish, that's a helluva lot better than what Wisdom is right now after tonight's game.

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  108. We've got 4 days to try and get Kelly or Skrtel fit even though I'm not a great fan of either

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  109. we havnt the squad to loan him out...as it stand are 4 cb are agger ( mr glass ) kelly ( mr glass mark 2 ) wisdom in name but not by positional sense and skirtal the softest neo nazi look a like known to man

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  110. it also makes wisdom rubbish

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  111. The other day, I said we needed 2 players in.


    Simply put, I was wrong.

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  112. haha Sktrel is the third best defender we have mate. He's hard as nails and is a good defender imo but he is prone to a mistake but so is agger. Don't forget they had a good partnership a few years ago.

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  113. hard as nails you jest....andy carroll rag dolled him when we played newcastle i think it was that game which prompted us to buy him

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  114. it wasn´t hard to see what we need to be honest, neither was it to predict that some players will get injured anytime soon...

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  115. we should we happy if we even get 2 ...

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  116. i know i just like being a smug b*stard

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  117. There's no chance of Kelly and even if Skrtel is fit he'll be rusty and against united that really is a recipe for another disaster.

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  118. agree looking a bit worrying at the back. Looks like i'm the only Skrtel fan on here :-)

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  119. Bet Rodgers would love to say we need to strengthen

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  120. he was great one season then just went to pot...passing about at the back just doent suit him ...he suits a certain type of defensive formation

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  121. i agree ...id play skirtal and give him a good run ...hes the type of player that needs confidence

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  122. spot on mate but he can do a job defensively and that's the main purpose of a defender.

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  123. Agree but just have to hope that, if fit enough to play, he seizes the opportunity to show he can still be a good player.

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  124. i wouldn't say boo to him ;-)

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  125. the only positive i can take is sterling looked okay...ibe was awful...johnson and tino wont release the ball quick enough...sturridge did what he does best and scored again ...the defense was awful...hendo looked sharp...gerrard looked jaded...alberto was non existant

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  126. the problem is he cant pass it about at the back....inevitably he will get caught with it

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  127. I would say Sterling is a winger. He's not a CB that's for sure

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  128. with the system we play we are going to get caught with it sometimes it's better to just get rid, let agger do the passing.

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  129. Just what i was thinking :)

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  130. What do you mean? The milk cup gets us into Europe and that"s where we want to be if we want to attract better players. And come the end of the season when we finish eight because we were without a striker and a decent midfield for six weeks it'll be down to that "wee bit" of common sen...eumm luck we missed and the larger transfer budgets of might Everton, Southampton and Arsenal who haven't bought anyone but still...

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  131. in reply to your smug b****** post:
    hehe thats what some of the other guys would like to call you here i guess ;)

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  132. Yes tonight was a disastrous in terms of the injuries and the performance 2nd half was embarrassing but now is not the time to panic. We are still in a great position in the league and we must go into the match on Sunday believing we can win.
    Just because we played badly tonight doesn't mean we'll put in a similar performance on Sun. I saw nothing from Utd last night to be scared of providing we show belief ourselves. Why am I being positive? Mignolet, Sturridge, Coutinho, Gerard, Lucas and Henderson.
    But agree longer term prospects for the season depend on getting in

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  133. Wisdom isn't a right back though. He looks rubbish out there but has looked reasonably assured in the middle.

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  134. Callum The LFC Man11:49 pm, August 27, 2013

    Can I start a rumour here that Liverpool are in for Gareth Bale, and because they wouldn't have to pay for his expenses to move abroad, they are getting him very cheap! :p Thanks!

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  135. Cant really understand Chelsea stocking up on wide players when they need a striker and a central mid or 2.

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  136. He is not a finished product and won't be starting too many league games am afraid.

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  137. you can bang about barca/tiki taka all you want but we aren't barca and also we don't play tiki taka all the time. The game against aston villa was anything but tiki taka. EPL matches are high tempo games and it is almost impossible to play that passing style and inevitably we have to play long balls every now and then. We need wingers for that. Also, barca don't have any wingers that is exactly why they don't have any permanent player in that position. Villa, Sanchez, are best used as center forward. No wonder Villa left and Sanchez seems to be in the market every summer.

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  138. I was being sarcastic :-)

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  139. I think Bales off to man utd

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  140. And Jaimie isn't prone to inventing stories himself.
    'Made up quote' LFC sign now?
    Wonderful approach to writing.

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  141. Well said! There should be some sort of consequences for printing made up Bull and passing it off as fact/news.
    yNwa

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