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Liverpool FC Forum / Re: The Simon Mignolet is boss thread.
« Last post by Xanderzone on Today at 03:24:10 AM »
It will be interesting to see how Klopp approaches the GK position with the added European games.

Will we see Karius start in the CL? I personally would go with Mignolet for PL and CL, and Karius for the FA cup and league cup.

Mourinho starts Romero in the Europa, and I believe Wenger starts their second choice goalkeeer in the CL.

I think Wenger starting Ospina against Bayern was madness. In the CL we should be going with our first choice whoever it may be.

I do agree though that our second choice gets the FA and league cup games.
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I don't need to wait for a journalist to write something before I think. All I'm saying is that, logically, the scenario you are projecting does not make sense. It puts us in a precarious position in terms of cover.  Would you go into a season with Champions League with Lovren, Matip and two teenagers at CB......doubtful so why is it acceptable at fullback.  Sometimes journalist lie, more often than not they are piecing together incomplete information. Why should I not consider what makes sense over what is reported?

And for the Gomez argument. It's a possible solution but I wouldn't put him in serious consideration of plans, same goes with Ings. I could be wrong but to me that they are bonuses not to be relied upon. Maybe we wait until the end of the window and give Gomez a chance? I don't know but I do know that Clyne/TAA and Milner/Sessegnon leaves us a little short of cover, uncomfortably so IMO.
I don't think it does. Clyne and Milner can easily cover for each other if one gets injured, plus i wouldn't mind if one of the CB's or even one of the CM's had to fill in at one of the spots for a period. If this signing happens and we don't end up signing three LB's i can see this happening in the bigger games, but that depends on how much faith the boss has with TAA and Sessegnon.
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Annual Silly Season Hot Air Transfer Saga / Re: Mohamed Salah (Roma)
« Last post by deFacto on Today at 03:19:03 AM »
There are games where I could potentially see it being a problem but all these guys work pretty hard pressing the ball so it could also be a thing of beauty also. At the very least I think it would be an option against park the bus teams and would be a nightmare for them to defend. It may be that we want a bit more midfield control for some games or a greater defensive presence in others but we've got other options for that. I feel like Salah adds nicely to what we've already got, a spark we are missing, especially when Mane is not available.

I agree. Mane is the only one with pace in the side, I don't understand how some don't want another player like that.
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So much talk about potential but this kid is already pretty good. He made the team of the championship this year, scoring 7 goals and assisting 5. Why can't we bank on him to play a fair few games next year?
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Annual Silly Season Hot Air Transfer Saga / Re: Mohamed Salah (Roma)
« Last post by DanA on Today at 03:12:43 AM »
We could in theory have Coutinho,Salah,Lallana,Firmino and Mane on the pitch and it would be pure havoc for the opposition.

There are games where I could potentially see it being a problem but all these guys work pretty hard pressing the ball so it could also be a thing of beauty also. At the very least I think it would be an option against park the bus teams and would be a nightmare for them to defend. It may be that we want a bit more midfield control for some games or a greater defensive presence in others but we've got other options for that. I feel like Salah adds nicely to what we've already got, a spark we are missing, especially when Mane is not available.
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News and Current Affairs / Re: Terrorism in the UK - The Wider Context
« Last post by Magix on Today at 03:12:20 AM »
Mate, you're convinced of this, and I've heard this plenty of times from other Muslims, but that's the atmosphere, the setting you've known always. I'm sure for every other religion, there was a point when it seemed complete adherence was non negotiable. Hell Hinduism is considered fairly flexible these days in a lot of countries (not all!) but there was a point in history when people killed each other en masse over their  chosen fairy superhero avatar hero saviour.


I believe puroresu_kid is saying that adherence to Islam in the west is already negotiable: some Muslims strictly follow, some less so, some are secular. Like how you can have a community of moderate, peaceful Muslims ostracising Anjem Choudary while not seeing Maajid Nawaz in the best light (and another group seeing the latter as an influential figure of the community). Religious participation is already secularised to a fair extent. What's near impossible to secularise, however, is the nature of Islam itself, which is a unique fusion of religion and politics.  Any iman who tries to separate the two, remove the concept and practice of sharia for instance, wouldn't be recognised by most communities.

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Real have signed teenage prodigy Vinicius Junior for 50m from Flamengo; he'll rejoin on loan until 2019. He's going to be some player.

http://www.realmadrid.com/en/news/2017/05/official-announcement-vinicius-junior

http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/times/flamengo/noticia/amor-ao-fla-veto-a-ingleses-e-he who fannies about and dives around-matador-o-caminho-de-vinicius-junior-ao-real.ghtml


Wow! This says Liverpool were the first club (first of 5) to agree to pay the release clause of 30m Euros back in 2015. But the player/agent/club didn't agree. This would have been so unlike FSG, or at least their perceived image.
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Liverpool FC Forum / Re: The Simon Mignolet is boss thread.
« Last post by coutinho and firmino on Today at 03:08:02 AM »
It will be interesting to see how Klopp approaches the GK position with the added European games.

Will we see Karius start in the CL? I personally would go with Mignolet for PL and CL, and Karius for the FA cup and league cup.

Mourinho starts Romero in the Europa, and I believe Wenger starts their second choice goalkeeer in the CL.
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Liverpool FC Forum / Re: Daniel Sturridge
« Last post by Monstart on Today at 03:05:36 AM »
^

That's not the point. He's injured again. Which should come as zero surprise.

Pre season ? I'd like to see him survive the holidays without escalating an injury.
Is he though? The reports are vague at the moment - something about managing his hip problem and not being match fit.
Yet, he's in Australia with the rest of the squad!
I think he/LFC don't want him to play in the two friendlies, and Southgate is just playing along.
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Annual Silly Season Hot Air Transfer Saga / Re: Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
« Last post by DanA on Today at 03:04:53 AM »
I agree.

On the question of faith, I think he'd be very prepared to have Sessegnon and TAA act as understudies this season given how durable Milner and Clyne are, perhaps play them in the domestic cups and give them some game time in the PL, with a view to them becoming our first choice full-backs in the long-term. 

And you're right about Gomez, I forgot about him but he is another option in both full-back positions if we need them.

Did he tell you we want more than one left-back?

I go by what's being reported by reliable journalists, the same as every transfer window.  At the moment, there is absolutely no indication that we're planning on bringing in another LB on top of our prime target in the position which is Sessegnon.  Do you know any differently than that?  Personally, I don't see any point in throwing out hypothetical scenarios where we're planning on signing more than one; it was Jonas Hector last year, it will be someone else this year, until a reliable journalist says we're interested in someone else I see no point in looking beyond Sessegnon at present. 


I don't need to wait for a journalist to write something before I think. All I'm saying is that, logically, the scenario you are projecting does not make sense. It puts us in a precarious position in terms of cover.  Would you go into a season with Champions League with Lovren, Matip and two teenagers at CB......doubtful so why is it acceptable at fullback.  Sometimes journalist lie, more often than not they are piecing together incomplete information. Why should I not consider what makes sense over what is reported?

And for the Gomez argument. It's a possible solution but I wouldn't put him in serious consideration of plans, same goes with Ings. I could be wrong but to me that they are bonuses not to be relied upon. Maybe we wait until the end of the window and give Gomez a chance? I don't know but I do know that Clyne/TAA and Milner/Sessegnon leaves us a little short of cover, uncomfortably so IMO.
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