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1 hour ago, Oh Danny Boy said:

A good 3-1 win there

 

4-1 if you include the last kick of the game where Mane had all the time in the world to pick his spot or pass to Shaqiri I think for an open goal and instead hit it straight at the goalkeeper.

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We had less possession than the 7-2 game! If we won half of those 6 defeats we’d be 2nd and easy in Top 4, very very strange season this

Let’s hope for Palace & Man Utd wins

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I've just watched the highlights on the Sky YouTube channel and for the disallowed goal Carragher questioned whether it was onside because Cash made an effort to play the ball (following the Man City incident also ironically against Villa). Should the goal not have stood on that basis?

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It is going to be up/down the table for the rest of the season hoping we can get 4th. Looking ahead to the summer where does everyone think we need to strengthen?

Maybe a creative midfielder or another attacker & Bobby could drop back into midfield?

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1 of each central defence, midfield and number 9. The wide attacking positions aren't a concern unless Salah or Mane leave but Firmino definitely needs help.

 

With Wijnaldum leaving they need to replace him, despite the glimpses it's clear Keita isn't able to stay fit for long enough. Henderson is getting older and Milner is old.

 

Van Dijk returning might not be as simple as slotting straight back in after many players with long lay offs end up getting niggles for a while after. Gomez and Matip are made of rice paper. Kabak seems ok but can't really tell too much playing at the back with Phillips in a team struggling. So there is definitely a need to look at a central defender who has experience.

 

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1 hour ago, Adrock said:

1 of each central defence, midfield and number 9. The wide attacking positions aren't a concern unless Salah or Mane leave but Firmino definitely needs help.

 

I don't think any of the front three will leave, Jota is a great option to have up front & I'm assuming we keep Shaqiri. We also will have returning from loan Minamino but it seems to be taking him a while to adjust to the Premier League. Another quality option like Jota would be great.

 

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With Wijnaldum leaving they need to replace him, despite the glimpses it's clear Keita isn't able to stay fit for long enough. Henderson is getting older and Milner is old.

 

We have to let Keita go, he has had his time and I don't see anything. Curtis Jones is better than him. Back from loan would like to see more of Harvey Elliot. I expect a fully fit midfiled will be see Hendo, Faby & Thiago starting. Hopefully we can get someone who has the creativity we sometimes need when our fullbacks cannot get forward.

 

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Van Dijk returning might not be as simple as slotting straight back in after many players with long lay offs end up getting niggles for a while after. Gomez and Matip are made of rice paper. Kabak seems ok but can't really tell too much playing at the back with Phillips in a team struggling. So there is definitely a need to look at a central defender who has experience.

 

Hopefully we will sign Kabak he seems ok but obviously needs to develop, so yes an experienced option would be great but don't think we will have much of a transfer fund this season with no gate reciepts.

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I haven't seen much of him, but has Kabak actually shown he has the attributes to become good enough to be a starter in the team? Because if not I wouldn't buy him for the sake of it, I would invest elsewhere.

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I don't think Kabak has.  I would be looking for someone better if possible.  He's pretty slow too.

 

We need a Bobby replacement, a centre back and sell Keita, Origi and Shaq. Maybe then bring in a midfielder if Gini goes.  We will miss him badly.

 

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Centre back wise, it's looking like we're already wrapping up a deal for Konaté from RB Leipzig. I can't say I know much about him, but he's supposed to be a good prospect. So far, I don't see enough in Kabak, he's not a bad player but he's too slow to play in a high line - the same is true of Phillips, but he won't cost us a transfer fee to keep around. I'd be happy enough going into next season with Van Dijk, Gomez, Matip, Konaté and Phillips, with Williams and Koumetio (I think that's his name? The young lad Klopp was talking up pre-season) as back up for when they all inevitably shatter their knees.

 

I'd like to see a striker come in, Chelsea swooped in and took Werner from us (although looking at his form this season, we might have dodged a bullet there) and we didn't go in for anyone else. It would be nice to see us getting linked to Haaland, but that just isn't realistic. I saw us linked with Suarez the other day, it might be fun to bring him back but I would hope we have more ambition than that. I was reading about Joao Felix the other week and how he doesn't really suit Atletico, maybe throw a cheeky bid in for him?

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@Keiths_DadYou're forgetting we also have Ben Davies, but I think Klopp has probably forgotten that too.

 

As for Werner, I don't think Klopp was ever seriously interested in him, was he?

 

I still think one (or more) of the front three will leave, so another striker is needed in addition to a quality CB and a hard look at our midfield, with some exits likely. I think we were linked with another young goalkeeper the other day too and we do need better backup than Adrian, for sure.

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I don't know why but I'm gaining some faith about tonight's game and think we will win it! Whether we will go through or not is another matter!

 

Surely we will test that makeshift defence more this time round.

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Excellent performance until having to pull the trigger. Salah should have worked Courtois twice and at least 3 other players should have had shots on target.

 

Can't see the way forward and this will be the end of the Champion's League journey this season.

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