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    (Original post by SA-1)
    Do you guys actually rate Henderson?
    yeah they actually do :rofl:
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Not sure I'd agree there. I'd much rather we lost Moreno than Smith. The former is the weakest link defensively I've ever seen in a Liverpool side.

    Yes he attacks well but he doesn't compensate enough for his awful defending. He's a liability and we don't need him to ruin any more of our games.
    Err have you watched Brad Smith? He can't do the attacking side as well as Moreno and he's just as bad defensively. He got sent off Swansea. All Brad Smith offers at the moment is running in a straight line. Not sure what you are basing the highly rating of him..

    Assuming the Chilwell rumours have some legs to them, it obviously shows that Klopp/the team don't rate Brad Smith. Otherwise why spend 5-10mil on another 19 year old LB?

    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Mane would be a great option.
    He's been linked with us and people have been moaning but I don't know why.

    15 goals and 8 assists this season - he provides the stats for a winger and when he's on his game, he's unplayable. Sometimes his stats are padded because he normally scores in bursts (I.e: he'll randomly get a hattrick) meaning that his output maybe isn't too consistent.

    However he's only 24, has good PL experience and I can't see him costing more than £20-25m. He'd be a great option for United or Liverpool in my opinion.
    Considering how much Southampton have rinsed us for in recent years, he won't be cheap either. I think Mane is too inconsistent to be a good player for us..

    (Original post by SA-1)
    Do you guys actually rate Henderson?
    Yea higher than Wilshere.
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    I'd be looking to move Smith on now - and preferably permanently. Just because, at his age, I'm not sure how much further he will develop and we've already mentioned countless times how game time next season will be limited.

    That said, Klopp is used to Germany. Their culture of football is used to players breaking through at 22 or 23, a little bit later than England, so he may be keeping an eye on the likes of Smith, Stewart et al.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    I'd be looking to move Smith on now - and preferably permanently. Just because, at his age, I'm not sure how much further he will develop and we've already mentioned countless times how game time next season will be limited.

    That said, Klopp is used to Germany. Their culture of football is used to players breaking through at 22 or 23, a little bit later than England, so he may be keeping an eye on the likes of Smith, Stewart et al.
    The tough thing is U21 they can have a free squad position whereas after that they have to be registered. Tough to do that if you have a big squad since limited to 25 with 8 HG?
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    L'Équipe saying that Sakho could avoid further punishment for drugs test.
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    (Original post by mr tim)
    L'Équipe saying that Sakho could avoid further punishment for drugs test.
    Really?!

    That's very surprising but I won't complain.
    Means that we wouldn't need to buy a CB this summer

    EDIT: From what I've seen alround it looks like he'll be cleared and able to play again from tomorrow. So basically we weren't able to play our best defender for no reason and he may potentially lose a place in Euro 2016?
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    Apprently Sakho's defence questioned whether the substance he used should be in the banned list, which lead to UEFA investigating this on WADA list
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    Wow thought it was all rumour but Guardian running an article on it

    The Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been handed a Euro 2016 lifeline after Uefa chose not to extend his suspension from football after a positive drugs test.

    However, Uefa has decided not to extend that suspension, which is due to expire on Saturday, as they have launched their own investigation into whether the fat-burning substance the centre-back took should even be on the banned list.

    Uefa said in a statement: “The 30-day provisional suspension ends today. The chairman of the control, ethics and disciplinary body decided not to extend it. The player would thus be free to play as from tomorrow. A decision on the case will be made within the next few days.”

    As a result the case against Sakho remains on file pending those investigations but with his suspension lifted he is technically available for selection by national team boss Didier Deschamps, with national teams having until 31 May to submit their final squads for this summer’s tournament in France.

    Sakho submitted his defence to Uefa’s disciplinary committee on Monday and as part of that his legal team questioned whether the substance in the supplement should even be on the prohibited list given some apparent scientific evidence on its effects.

    Rather than set a date for a hearing to consider the defender’s case Uefa has instead ordered their own disciplinary body to first look into whether the substance should even be on the Wada list.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...her-doping-ban
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Wow thought it was all rumour but Guardian running an article on it

    The Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been handed a Euro 2016 lifeline after Uefa chose not to extend his suspension from football after a positive drugs test.

    However, Uefa has decided not to extend that suspension, which is due to expire on Saturday, as they have launched their own investigation into whether the fat-burning substance the centre-back took should even be on the banned list.

    Uefa said in a statement: “The 30-day provisional suspension ends today. The chairman of the control, ethics and disciplinary body decided not to extend it. The player would thus be free to play as from tomorrow. A decision on the case will be made within the next few days.”

    As a result the case against Sakho remains on file pending those investigations but with his suspension lifted he is technically available for selection by national team boss Didier Deschamps, with national teams having until 31 May to submit their final squads for this summer’s tournament in France.

    Sakho submitted his defence to Uefa’s disciplinary committee on Monday and as part of that his legal team questioned whether the substance in the supplement should even be on the prohibited list given some apparent scientific evidence on its effects.

    Rather than set a date for a hearing to consider the defender’s case Uefa has instead ordered their own disciplinary body to first look into whether the substance should even be on the Wada list.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...her-doping-ban
    Good news that.
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    Good news that.
    Shame he missed the end of our season but couldve been so much worse.
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    Anyone see Origi almost score a sublime bicycle kick for Belguim?

    Outstanding save but unreal from the kid - I'm so excited to have him next season.
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    Was really a question anyway why was that on the banned list?
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    Not a liverpool fan, but I watched Chilwell play 2 games for England u21's recently. Looked a very good player, albeit against quite weak opposition.

    He's good in the air for someone under 6 foot, and has a very good work rate and defensive positioning. Very calm and elegant on the ball, can dribble, pass and cross and is also pretty quick.

    If I could liken him to a current player, it would be Maxwell (from PSG), but slightly better defensively, and has the potential to become even better. As an England fan, I will watch with interest.
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    Looks like Markovic is to pull out of the Serbia squad due to yet another injury.

    That won't help him in his fight for a place next season.
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    Are people excited for next season? Tbh I'm not atm..
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    (Original post by BigWillow)
    Are people excited for next season? Tbh I'm not atm..
    Why not?

    We've signed a keeper, CB and it looks like we're pursuing LBs.

    Personally if we can buy a LB and CM, that's all we'd "need". Anything else would just be a luxury. I think it would be nice to upgrade going forward if we have money left over (I.e: Götze to replace Lallana - although that's very unlikely now).
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Why not?

    We've signed a keeper, CB and it looks like we're pursuing LBs.

    Personally if we can buy a LB and CM, that's all we'd "need". Anything else would just be a luxury. I think it would be nice to upgrade going forward if we have money left over (I.e: Götze to replace Lallana - although that's very unlikely now).
    I just seriously hope Klopp plays Karius as first choice, fed up of seeing Mignolet week in week out.
    Also, the LB's we are going for don't fill me with much hope tbh such as Chilwell.
    I also hope Origi gets a proper season next year, with sturridge being so injury prone, I really believe Origi could get 20+ goals next year given the chance!

    Possibly a reason why not looking forward to new season to much, is the moving seats in the main stand from the seats I've had since I was 7!
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    (Original post by BigWillow)
    Are people excited for next season? Tbh I'm not atm..
    Yes very much so. Since Benitez's last season in charge I think next season is the one I've felt most confident about. I was never 100% convinced about Woy, Kenny or Rodgers and the title challenge under Rodgers came out of the blue. The following season I was more pessimistic since we had sold Suarez.

    I don't see us selling any of our best/key players this summer and Klopp is the biggest name we've had since Rafa joined in 2004. I think we'll have a much more coherent summer and Klopp will be able to attract options higher up his want list.

    On top of that, with Leicester just having won the league, why can't we next season?! With no European football, Klopp will be able to focus 100% on the league too so we'll see our best 11-16 players on a consistent basis.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Yes very much so. Since Benitez's last season in charge I think next season is the one I've felt most confident about. I was never 100% convinced about Woy, Kenny or Rodgers and the title challenge under Rodgers came out of the blue. The following season I was more pessimistic since we had sold Suarez.

    I don't see us selling any of our best/key players this summer and Klopp is the biggest name we've had since Rafa joined in 2004. I think we'll have a much more coherent summer and Klopp will be able to attract options higher up his want list.

    On top of that, with Leicester just having won the league, why can't we next season?! With no European football, Klopp will be able to focus 100% on the league too so we'll see our best 11-16 players on a consistent basis.
    Yes you do make some very good points, I am slightly more optimistic now! However, I hope the squad performs well on there own, without as it seemed towards the end the season carried by the atmosphere and by the enthusiasm of Klopp. If that happens and we begin well, I can see us doing very well this year.
    Lets just hope the recruitment is good this year in comparison to the dross we have seen in seasons gone by. Also kind of gutted im going uni this year so won't be able to go to as many matches as I'd like to, but still up the reds!
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    Mane is a real link according to Joyce. I'd be happy with him coming in. Takes an absurd number of shots in the penalty area, presses really well, and is a great direct dribbler. Still room for another attacker of sufficient quality (ie Gotze) but I'd be fine with Mane as our new wide option.

    Hopefully the Dahoud link still has legs. He's utter class and much more refined than Zielinski. After that, we need a left back, and then we're good to go. Chilwell is the only active link but hopefully Klopp just goes for the obvious in Hector.
 
 
 
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