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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    The Liverpool manager, a long-time admirer of Bayern’s fitness work, has already tempted Andreas Kornmayer to leave his position as fitness coach at the Allianz Arena for Anfield this summer. To the annoyance of Carlo Ancelotti, who is to replace the Manchester City-bound Pep Guardiola, Bayern’s nutritionist Mona Nemmer has also accepted Klopp’s invitation to be part of a new-look conditioning team at Anfield next season.

    Nemmer is regarded as one of the leading nutritionists in elite sport and joined Bayern in 2013 after five years with the German football association, where she also worked with the senior national team. She is expected to join up with Liverpool in pre-season when the players will face a demanding training schedule in Klopp’s first summer in charge.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...ff-mona-nemmer

    Good to see Klopp sorting out the backroom staff before the summer.
    Have you seen his preseason training plans? It's pretty intense with 7am starts, hopefully it'll mean we fly out the blocks when the season starts. I'm actually looking forward to watching the preseason games. :lol:
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    (Original post by The.Joker)
    Have you seen his preseason training plans? It's pretty intense with 7am starts, hopefully it'll mean we fly out the blocks when the season starts. I'm actually looking forward to watching the preseason games. :lol:
    I imagine every hamstring will snap during pre-season..
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    I imagine every hamstring will snap during pre-season..
    Sturridge after he looks the preseason program.

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    Sturridge after he looks the preseason program.

    He's done well since he's come back and hasn't had any injuries for like over 2 months now?

    Big test will be surviving the Euros and pre-season..
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    He's not surviving the euros. Emile Heskey will probably injure him.
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    Origi, Henderson, Ings could make a comeback v West Brom. Ings isn't in the EL squad so he won't feature in the final.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    I guess some other clubs will argue that they can give more opportunities to win trophies but after his experience at Bayern of being on the bench he might just want to go somewhere that he can be the star player.

    My only issue with Gotze is fitting him into our squad. No doubt he's an improvement and for £20mil he would be a steal imo but then we have Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana, Milner without looking at someone like Markovic and any other wingers we buy. Do you have to sell one of them to make space for Gotze? Before I would've said Lallana but he's actually thrived under Klopp so far this season.
    If we win the EL this year, who in this country could say they have a better short or medium term chance of winning trophies, other than City under Pep? He's already won 5 German leagues (lol) and the World Cup, committing career suicide in the search for trophies in Italy or France shouldn't be an option for him.

    None of them have to be sold. Milner and Lallana can become rotation.
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    He's not surviving the euros. Emile Heskey will probably injure him.
    Well he will get Woy'ed so probably not much hope..

    (Original post by mr tim)
    Origi, Henderson, Ings could make a comeback v West Brom. Ings isn't in the EL squad so he won't feature in the final.
    Would be good to see them get some minutes. I guess we treat Ings like a new signing this summer effectively.

    Wonder if Origi and Henderson would be 100% fit? You look at Can who walked straight back into the side and the lay-off didn't seem to affect him. Probably too close for them to start but maybe they can make the bench?

    Not even sure where Ings fits into the squad now.. he probably could've made a real case under Klopp but now he's probably behind in the pecking order.
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    (Original post by Controlla)
    If we win the EL this year, who in this country could say they have a better short or medium term chance of winning trophies, other than City under Pep? He's already won 5 German leagues (lol) and the World Cup, committing career suicide in the search for trophies in Italy or France shouldn't be an option for him.

    None of them have to be sold. Milner and Lallana can become rotation.
    Well all of Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal make more money than us. Of course only 2 out of 4 will have CL football next season but I guess the other 2 would just throw more money around as a solution.

    Probably need to throw in Spurs since they will have CL football, finished 2nd (or 3rd) in the league and their manager has signed a new contract.

    I agree that if we win the EL we shouldn't be an unattractive option by comparison since we'll have CL and a quality manager. We'd still be able to offer decent high wages too.

    Hoping the Klopp factor can sway it for us..

    Would Milner be willing to become a rotation option? The whole reason he left Man City was because he didn't want to be. Agree about Lallana although maybe we sell someone so we can buy some actual wingers..
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    Genuinely only found out about this potential West Ham play-off today. **** that.

    A lot of things have to go wrong for it to come to that, of course. But imagine getting it played in mid-July, which looks the most likely scenario. Ridiculous.
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    Henderson back in training, no sign of Origi
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Genuinely only found out about this potential West Ham play-off today. **** that.

    A lot of things have to go wrong for it to come to that, of course. But imagine getting it played in mid-July, which looks the most likely scenario. Ridiculous.
    What do you mean?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Well all of Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal make more money than us. Of course only 2 out of 4 will have CL football next season but I guess the other 2 would just throw more money around as a solution.

    Probably need to throw in Spurs since they will have CL football, finished 2nd (or 3rd) in the league and their manager has signed a new contract.

    I agree that if we win the EL we shouldn't be an unattractive option by comparison since we'll have CL and a quality manager. We'd still be able to offer decent high wages too.

    Hoping the Klopp factor can sway it for us..

    Would Milner be willing to become a rotation option? The whole reason he left Man City was because he didn't want to be. Agree about Lallana although maybe we sell someone so we can buy some actual wingers..
    This season is evidence that money is actually becoming a leveller for the PL. With everyone having obscene amounts of money and being able to buy a level of players from Europe that was previously not possible, the difference between a 30m player (what West Ham can buy) and a 60m player (what City or United can buy) isn't all that anymore. As a result, teams are more bunched together, and managerial brilliance/player ups and downs/all kinds of fine margins have all come into play more. Will it continue? I reckon so. There's great infrastructure and finances at many clubs in the top half of the table and that's not going away any time soon, and Europe isn't catching up nearly as quickly. United can buy Martial but West Ham can bid 30m on Batshuayi, Liverpool and United can buy 20m+ Firmino and Depay but West Ham can buy Payet, Spurs can buy Son, etc.

    In any case, Klopp won two titles on a net spend of zero. So even if spending power (loosely or strongly) correlates to league position in the medium term, Klopp's work is enough to outdo the 4 teams which are more powerful than us in the market, even though as the spending power of all clubs relative to the market has increased, it's the ability to attract players that becomes the limiting factor (and Klopp excels here too). Medium term prospects, only City are in a better position. Gotze will know that too.

    Milner didn't want to be a winger at LFC either but he's only been a CM for Klopp when Henderson has been injured. I can't see him complaining. We could get to the stage where we have Coutinho and Gotze as our starters, then two more to choose from Sturridge, Origi, Firmino, Milner, Lallana, new winger. Milner will get games at CM too, so Lallana and Firmino are likely to be the unhappy ones. It is a 60 game season though and the top clubs do manage to keep them happy. Lallana and Firmino are good but they're not Ribery, Thiago, Coman.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    What do you mean?
    West Ham and Liverpool could, theoretically, face a play-off. They will tie for sixth or seventh place (depending on Southampton’s result) if West Ham lose 1-0 at Stoke and Liverpool win 2-1 at West Brom, or if West Ham lose 2-1 and Liverpool win 3-2 etc. If a Europa League place is at stake, a play-off at a neutral venue will then be required if Liverpool lose to Sevilla.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    West Ham and Liverpool could, theoretically, face a play-off. They will tie for sixth or seventh place (depending on Southampton’s result) if West Ham lose 1-0 at Stoke and Liverpool win 2-1 at West Brom, or if West Ham lose 2-1 and Liverpool win 3-2 etc. If a Europa League place is at stake, a play-off at a neutral venue will then be required if Liverpool lose to Sevilla.
    Oh right, that's fair enough then.

    Unlikely that'll happen anyway but it would be cool. Not sure I'd fancy our chances though - the lads would be gutted after losing a second final of the season so I doubt they'd be too up for it.
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    Strange to see Jordan Rossiter being sold to Rangers. Thought he had a future at Liverpool tbh.
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    Good luck to Rossiter. He's a local lad, so it's a shame. We'll be receiving £250,000 in compensation apparently.
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    (Original post by ClockEnderAFC)
    Strange to see Jordan Rossiter being sold to Rangers. Thought he had a future at Liverpool tbh.
    Not so much sold rather he ran down his contract and left on a free.
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    Tomorrow will have a quintessential end-of-season feel about it. Reminiscent of our match against Portsmouth in 2006/07 when we had the CL final looming. I hope we see Randall, Brannagan, Ojo and Canos.
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    Tomorrow will have a quintessential end-of-season feel about it. Reminiscent of our match against Portsmouth in 2006/07 when we had the CL final looming. I hope we see Randall, Brannagan, Ojo and Canos.
    I expect nothing. We can be forgiven for that. Finishing top 7 is out of our hands anyway, so if we lose and Soton/West Ham win, it won't bother me all too much.

    I just want us to be ready for the final. Losing to a better team on the day would suck but losing because we had a terrible game is the worst thing imaginable.
    We may have lost the League Cup final but we only did so on penalties and that's more about luck than anything else.
 
 
 
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