7th July 2019 at 2:25 pm #43124
I’m also coming from the angle of trying to focus more on nailing domestic cups. How long ago has it been since we’ve won both the FA Cup and The League Cup?
If Klopp won’t play his first 11 or involve them as little in the more earlier rounds of both competitions, then whoever is chosen as an alternative needs to be able to deliver the goods.
Plus, now have a history in exiting early than trying to hold on. This is what I mean by having a strong and a good depth of the squad.7th July 2019 at 3:50 pm #43125
“I’d like see Milner extend his contract for another year.”
Did he not? I thought this was done but I could be wrong. We definitely need him to stay, seriously under-rated player, ever since he joined. It was him that I was happiest for, when we lifted the CL. Think I went on about that before though 😛
We were lucky with injuries alright. I’d not complain if we signed someone but if Klopp is happy like this, then I am. You know he could go right out about get 2 x £50m players if he wanted. We’re also currently at a pretty much all time high in terms of player draw power but here we are, going after nobody. They say that the best time to look for a job is when you already have one.. that might go for top talent also. Clubs couldn’t quite hold us to ransom.Of course they know we’re gonna be fairly rich but ya..
My own opinion is that Milner is the bigger free signing, over Gary Mac… Both super important players though.
“I think we do need to think about a left-back to cover for Robertson as Milner is getting on.”
Milner has always been “getting on”. He’s been bashed with this by our own fans for years now, yet he shows no signs of slowing down. I’m not suggesting that you’re personally attacking him or anything, just that this has been the stick with which we all under-estimate Milner with. I’ve yet to see any signs of him aging. Some players have got more in their legs than others. Now, ya, he finally is getting up there but given that he was able to play first team football without any signs, I think he can definitely cover another position, for just one season. I mean, speed may be a problem for him at LB but his game intelligence usually more than makes up for it.
Nil, what you say about a striker. We will have 60 or so games , sure but we’ve got to have time for Origi to play, or he’ll be off. There is a valid argument out there to suggest that maybe that should be the case anyway, as he can be a very frustrating player when started.
The thing is though and this is just me but I think he’s earned the right to another chance to see if he can kick on. Without him, we don’t challenge for the PL and we likely don’t win the PL. Never seen a player play so few minutes and score so many super important goals. The guy goes into a hyper-focus state when the clock is running out and that is a quality that we need to explore and unearth further.
My thoughts are that a player like Origi gets both domestic cups AND some PL matches, when suitable. Who for? Mane or Firmino. Then there is Brewster who WILL get some games also. He’s been promised this. I think you can find video/quotes of Klopp saying this (I’m 95% sure I saw one before).
“I agree Sean, it only takes an injury or 2 to 1 or more of our front 3 & we lose a lot.”
Unfortunately this is the case.. Until people realise that Brewster is the next big thing. Klopp seems to think so and this isn’t just from watching him. It’s from working with him. I think Klopp knows we have a big star in the making and he’s almost always right about these things lads. Let’s trust that this guy is gonna be like a new signing. Seriously, pretend Brewster is a new £30m up and comer, would we all be excited then? If Klopp is excited, I’m fucking excited.7th July 2019 at 4:04 pm #43126
“whilst the theory of improving what we have on the practice pitch is noble & no doubt we will improve, IMO the reality is we will slip further behind if we don’t buy some more quality.”
Oz me old chum, Klopp has said (paraphrasing) that the BEST way for him to go forward from where we are at right now is not in signing new players but in improving on the training pitch.
What I take from this is that he is happy with his chassis, his engine, his transmission etc etc. It’s all assembled and he’s going to calibrate everything to get it running efficiently. He doesn’t have a use for the ‘What Transmission’ magazines that are open on his coffee table anymore and is more interested in configuring it so he can get from 1-60 faster. He doesn’t want to buy a new engine when he can chip the one he installed last season and get it putting out more BHP.
Sorry for the endless analogy, I swear, I’m not Rafa, honest 😛 … but the analogy fits. We’re in the final phase of Klopp’s project (in terms of team development). There’s nothing noble going on at all and no half measures either. Klopp REALLY thinks the way forward here is on the training pitch and not in bringing in new players. Everything from here is tweaking and polishing and we’ll see an improved next season for it too.7th July 2019 at 9:25 pm #43140
sean the sailorParticipant252 pts8th July 2019 at 2:07 pm #43159
Ah ok man, all good so!10th July 2019 at 6:44 pm #43211
threepsParticipant80 pts10th July 2019 at 7:27 pm #43214
Delighted!!! 😀 😀 😀
Pickford, watch out 😉10th July 2019 at 9:36 pm #4322310th July 2019 at 9:43 pm #43226
😀 Yes mate, XTimes, 00000000000 hahaha,12th July 2019 at 11:22 am #43272
Good win and start to our pre-season campaign yesterday against Tranmere. 6-0.
Brewster finding the net twice and catching Klopp’s eye. Good to actually see Mignolet play and keep a clean sheet. Forgot about Clyne too as he had a good game.
Milner too.14th July 2019 at 9:44 pm #43406
Another Pre-season win for the Reds this afternoon; 3-1 over Bradford at Anfield. Milner actually scoring a bit of a screamer 🙂15th July 2019 at 8:22 am #43422
Crazy to think that the lads are back in pre-season , yet Mane’s season hasn’t ended yet.15th July 2019 at 10:13 am #43423
sean the sailorParticipant252 pts
Looks like mane be out for at least the first two weeks of the season
Going to be really interesting to see if Brewster can make the step up. Origi and an experienced Brewster is not sufficient cover
Still think we need cover up front. Linked with csk Moscow forward.15th July 2019 at 7:54 pm #43452
I thought it was because of injury, but it’s actually due to AFCON.
Klopp’s given Mane rest and recovery time, so he could miss the opening games, and that’ll include the Charity Shield and the Super Cup.
He’s such a Key Player. I guess this is a cue for both Brewster and Origi to step up and impress the boss.16th July 2019 at 11:09 am #43468
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