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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #45060 on: January 14, 2020, 09:11:24 AM »
I haven't seen any games but the U23 team hasn't been doing that well. Apart from Curtis Jones who is one of the leading scorers with 9 goals.

5 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses. 6th out of 12. Southampton are rock bottom with just 3 wins out of 15, so not sure what kind of barometer that win is.

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« Reply #45061 on: January 14, 2020, 12:37:28 PM »
I haven't seen any games but the U23 team hasn't been doing that well. Apart from Curtis Jones who is one of the leading scorers with 9 goals.

5 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses. 6th out of 12. Southampton are rock bottom with just 3 wins out of 15, so not sure what kind of barometer that win is.
Fair points Hound,  maybe puts it into perspective a bit.
But the likes of Jones, Elliot and Williams are very good players in their own right. Van den Berg, Hoever, Chirivella, Clarkson  are all good enough to bring through the ranks

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« Reply #45062 on: January 14, 2020, 01:57:37 PM »
I haven't seen any games but the U23 team hasn't been doing that well. Apart from Curtis Jones who is one of the leading scorers with 9 goals.

5 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses. 6th out of 12. Southampton are rock bottom with just 3 wins out of 15, so not sure what kind of barometer that win is.
Fair points Hound,  maybe puts it into perspective a bit.
But the likes of Jones, Elliot and Williams are very good players in their own right. Van den Berg, Hoever, Chirivella, Clarkson  are all good enough to bring through the ranks

Being a Dubs fan and Leinster fan, I've more experience than most of yis in playing down expectations until trophies are in the cabinet, regardless of how bloody brilliant we look on the pitch!
 

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« Reply #45063 on: January 14, 2020, 03:40:49 PM »
I haven't seen any games but the U23 team hasn't been doing that well. Apart from Curtis Jones who is one of the leading scorers with 9 goals.

5 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses. 6th out of 12. Southampton are rock bottom with just 3 wins out of 15, so not sure what kind of barometer that win is.
Fair points Hound,  maybe puts it into perspective a bit.
But the likes of Jones, Elliot and Williams are very good players in their own right. Van den Berg, Hoever, Chirivella, Clarkson  are all good enough to bring through the ranks

I do not think Chirivella will make it at Liverpool. Capable enough player and did well in the derby but probably too limited for Klopp. I think he is 22/23 now as well so should really be pushing on and given the competition in midfield I think he will struggle. Would definitely do a job for a mid table club or in Spain/Italy.

The other guys are all a good bit younger and would have high hopes for a few of them.  Hoever has impressed anytime I have seen him play. Liverpool have a history of developing a really good crop of youngsters but inevitably it is "the next big thing" who never makes it. Insua/Pacheo/Mellor/Hobbs/Ayala, even Suso/Coady were all touted as being teh next Owen/Gerrard/Fowler etc and none really made it at Anfield. Obviously a few of them did well when they left.

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« Reply #45064 on: January 15, 2020, 12:29:35 AM »
Shrewsbury beat Bristol 1-0 in the cup. That will give the reserves/youngsters a chance to advance in the fa cup. It is a shame to give up on the fa cup when concentrating on the league and champions league.

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« Reply #45065 on: January 15, 2020, 07:44:46 AM »
Shrewsbury beat Bristol 1-0 in the cup. That will give the reserves/youngsters a chance to advance in the fa cup. It is a shame to give up on the fa cup when concentrating on the league and champions league.

Is imagine that you’ll see the likes of Fabinho, Matip, Lovern and Shaqiri playing as well. They need games to get match fit.

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« Reply #45066 on: January 15, 2020, 07:47:43 AM »
Shrewsbury beat Bristol 1-0 in the cup. That will give the reserves/youngsters a chance to advance in the fa cup. It is a shame to give up on the fa cup when concentrating on the league and champions league.

Fabinho, Matip & Lovren should be fit for it. Add Lallana, Minamino, Origi & Shaqiri and theres a good base of a team that should get Liverpool into the next round no problem. Along with getting 3 or 4 youngsters more game time.

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« Reply #45067 on: January 15, 2020, 10:57:41 AM »
Don't think we'll be giving up on it. Should be strong enough against Shrewsbury after resting the majority of the first team again.

Hopefully get another easy tie in round 5 which is mid week between 2 premier league games, then go strong in QF if we get there as it is the game before international break.

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« Reply #45068 on: January 15, 2020, 02:46:12 PM »
African Cup of Nations moved back to January and February next year. Big blow for Liverpool - Salah, Mane and Keita could be missing for up to 6 weeks.

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« Reply #45069 on: January 15, 2020, 05:07:21 PM »
African Cup of Nations moved back to January and February next year. Big blow for Liverpool - Salah, Mane and Keita could be missing for up to 6 weeks.

Keita will probably be injured anyway!

Chance for the likes of Minamino though

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« Reply #45070 on: January 15, 2020, 05:09:58 PM »
African Cup of Nations moved back to January and February next year. Big blow for Liverpool - Salah, Mane and Keita could be missing for up to 6 weeks.

Keita will probably be injured anyway!

Chance for the likes of Minamino though

It might actually trigger a sale of Mo/Sadio with the likes of Werner coming in in the summer

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« Reply #45071 on: January 15, 2020, 05:16:24 PM »
African Cup of Nations moved back to January and February next year. Big blow for Liverpool - Salah, Mane and Keita could be missing for up to 6 weeks.

Keita will probably be injured anyway!

Chance for the likes of Minamino though

It might actually trigger a sale of Mo/Sadio with the likes of Werner coming in in the summer
Minamino coming in could trigger a sale of Salah or Mane? ;D Werner would have no impact on it as he's a striker.

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« Reply #45072 on: January 15, 2020, 05:37:07 PM »
African Cup of Nations moved back to January and February next year. Big blow for Liverpool - Salah, Mane and Keita could be missing for up to 6 weeks.

Keita will probably be injured anyway!

Chance for the likes of Minamino though

It might actually trigger a sale of Mo/Sadio with the likes of Werner coming in in the summer
Minamino coming in could trigger a sale of Salah or Mane? ;D Werner would have no impact on it as he's a striker.

No I meant they might cash in on one of Mo/Sadio to RM/Barca/FSG and use the money to buy Werner so they are not without two key front men for such an extended period. Klopp is a big fan of Werner and he is more versatile than just a striker even though its his most effective position. He can play across the front line

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« Reply #45073 on: January 15, 2020, 05:47:47 PM »
African Cup of Nations moved back to January and February next year. Big blow for Liverpool - Salah, Mane and Keita could be missing for up to 6 weeks.

Keita will probably be injured anyway!

Chance for the likes of Minamino though

It might actually trigger a sale of Mo/Sadio with the likes of Werner coming in in the summer
Minamino coming in could trigger a sale of Salah or Mane? ;D Werner would have no impact on it as he's a striker.

No I meant they might cash in on one of Mo/Sadio to RM/Barca/FSG and use the money to buy Werner so they are not without two key front men for such an extended period. Klopp is a big fan of Werner and he is more versatile than just a striker even though its his most effective position. He can play across the front line
If you are actually saying Klopp would consider getting rid one of those altogether just for the reason they will be out for a maximum of six weeks then you don't know much about football. There's a chance of signing Werner in the summer anyway regardless to give Firmino a bit of competition.

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« Reply #45074 on: January 15, 2020, 06:28:36 PM »
African Cup of Nations moved back to January and February next year. Big blow for Liverpool - Salah, Mane and Keita could be missing for up to 6 weeks.

Keita will probably be injured anyway!

Chance for the likes of Minamino though

It might actually trigger a sale of Mo/Sadio with the likes of Werner coming in in the summer
Minamino coming in could trigger a sale of Salah or Mane? ;D Werner would have no impact on it as he's a striker.

No I meant they might cash in on one of Mo/Sadio to RM/Barca/FSG and use the money to buy Werner so they are not without two key front men for such an extended period. Klopp is a big fan of Werner and he is more versatile than just a striker even though its his most effective position. He can play across the front line
If you are actually saying Klopp would consider getting rid one of those altogether just for the reason they will be out for a maximum of six weeks then you don't know much about football. There's a chance of signing Werner in the summer anyway regardless to give Firmino a bit of competition.

It’s not all to do with Klopp. You’re right that this wouldn’t make the club want to sell so “trigger” the sale was the wrong phrase. What I meant is that it would be a factor in any decisions. For example If RM came in for Mane at £150m and the player wanted to go, the club would be more likely to sell knowing they were not going to have him for six weeks that season anyway. If that money can be recycled into a younger player who will be in his prime for 5 years and not affected by AFCON then the club will consider it. No club stands still, Liverpool Will be planning for the post mo/sad/bobby period already and potentially losing key players mid season will impact on these decisions.