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    (Original post by sr90)
    Wouldn't it make sense to keep Mignolet as back up rather than sell him? He'd be a decent number 2 for the cup games, much better than Brad Jones anyway.

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    Can we justify paying 45-60k a week to our backup goalkeeper? I think B.Jones is on like 20k a week.

    Rather take the 5mil on Mignolet now and put that towards the new goalkeeper.
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    (Original post by KFC Buffet)
    I'd be so happy selling Borini, Lambert and maybe Balotelli, bringing back Origi, and then blowing 50-75% of our summer budget on a striker. We're really not far off, and if we'd had a striker this season we'd be sitting in third with a COC final to look forward to, even with the formation issues and poor defending throughout the first half of the season.
    sturridge and a star striker (40m ish) as a partnership with origi as back up would be pretty good.
    who do you think we could go for an realistically bring in (obviously depends if we finish top 4 or not too)?
    do you think benzema is worth a big money buy or do you think being in the madrid side makes things "easy" for him?

    and yes i agree - as poor as we have been at times, with any kind of half decent striker we would've easily been third and we would have destroyed chelsea in the first leg.
    it's disappointing for the whole team to be let down simply by the lack of a striker, although scoring goals is what football is all about, regardless of how sleek and creative our playmakers can be.

    (Original post by samir12)
    Yh, would rather keep Mignolet and buy a new keeper. Brad Jones is not good enough.
    as somebody said (SR90 i think), i would keep mignolet for back up and cup games and bring in a new keeper.
    as long as they've proven themselves at a consistent level for a few years, i'm not overly bothered how much we spend.
    i'd just hate for us to try to go for another young keeper in the hope he'll develop in to a star.

    if mignolet doesn't like being a second keeper, tell him to get lost and bring in a young, decent championship GK maybe?
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    lol yeah Benzema is definitely going to Liverpool to £40m.
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    so are we signing anybody this window?
    if we aren't could we at least get rid of balotelli; i want one bit of good news this month.
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    Making that many changes is just silly. We don't need them and the time it will take for new players to bed in will ruin our season, yet again.

    The best change for us would be to get a semblance of continuity. All we need is a striker, and the rest are just luxuries/dependent on Mignolet's form.

    edit: anyway talking about this right now is silly, because there's half a season to go
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    You lot aren't really in trouble coming to look at it.

    I think you have a team capable of winning europa anyway with Sturridge. Sevilla+Napoli+Spurs you have a better team than in all honesty.
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    Liverpool should try and get Lacazette from Lyon. Apparently he's absolute dynamite and producing a goal a game for over a year now. That's the kind of level you would realistically be looking at, not Benzema. Him, Sturridge Stirling and Origi as an attack looks decent

    Then you need a CM to replace Gerrard of course, I'd go for Alex Song actually.

    Then you need a GK and at least 2 defenders.

    Flog Balotelli, Lambert, Toure and with Gerrard gone your wage bill would look decent.



    Lacazette
    Sturridge Stirling
    Markovic Coutinho
    Song

    Tasty midfield/attack that and achievable for like £30m probably. This would be if LFC suddenly found a sensible and practical transfer policy however :laugh:
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Liverpool should try and get Lacazette from Lyon. Apparently he's absolute dynamite and producing a goal a game for over a year now. That's the kind of level you would realistically be looking at, not Benzema. Him, Sturridge Stirling and Origi as an attack looks decent

    Then you need a CM to replace Gerrard of course, I'd go for Alex Song actually.

    Then you need a GK and at least 2 defenders.

    Flog Balotelli, Lambert, Toure and with Gerrard gone your wage bill would look decent.



    Lacazette
    Sturridge Stirling
    Markovic Coutinho
    Song

    Tasty midfield/attack that and achievable for like £30m probably. This would be if LFC suddenly found a sensible and practical transfer policy however :laugh:
    That midfield and attack is ridiculously unbalanced.

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    (Original post by WeOnlyLiveOnce)
    That midfield and attack is ridiculously unbalanced.

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    Stick the water boy Henderson in somewhere then if you like



    Not sure Rodgers actually has any plan in terms of the balance of his attack in how re replaced Suarez with Balotelli tbf so anything is possible
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    Song's a decent shout, but I don't see what he offers us that is different to Lucas.

    We need more goals from midfield. That's abundantly clear. Henderson's miss in extra-time the other night would NOT have been put wide by Lampard, Gerrard, Mata, Fabregas or Yaya Toure. That's what we're competing against. Sure, Henderson is clearly Gerrard's successor in terms of leadership - but we still need to look beyond him for more goals from midfield. Coutinho, Lallana, Henderson and Sterling all need to boost their current output by five.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Stick the water boy Henderson in somewhere then if you like



    Not sure Rodgers actually has any plan in terms of the balance of his attack in how re replaced Suarez with Balotelli tbf so anything is possible
    It would look really good if it was:
    Henderson Can/Song/Lucas
    Sterling Coutinho Sturridge
    Lacazette

    Or switch Sturridge and Lacazette's positions.

    Yeah exactly. Rodgers brought in Balotelli yet fails to realise that Balotelli doesnt suit the style of play at Liverpool. Tbh it probably wasnt his decision entirely to bring Balotelli.

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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Not sure Rodgers actually has any plan in terms of the balance of his attack in how re replaced Suarez with Balotelli tbf so anything is possible
    He'll have a Dalglish moment and we'll be starting Berahino and Austin up front next year. Mark my words.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    You lot aren't really in trouble coming to look at it.

    I think you have a team capable of winning europa anyway with Sturridge. Sevilla+Napoli+Spurs you have a better team than in all honesty.
    i think looking at form and seeing how we can play even without sturridge, it isn't that bad.
    performance wise we look MUCH better but results wise, we still aren't scoring enough.
    however if sturridge doesn't get another injury this season (big if), i can see us absolutely steamrolling some teams even in the EL.

    united are looking worse and worse but arsenal are gaining some form.
    looking at the next month, it's gonna get real interesting.

    (Original post by Mackay)
    Song's a decent shout, but I don't see what he offers us that is different to Lucas.
    i don't see the point us buying a replacement for lucas unless it's a near world class replacement.
    lucas does his job and he looks pretty good in our current system.
    when can matures, bring him in and we'll be fine.

    song doesn't seem like a worthwhile option imo - not even sure he's even an upgrade.
    defensive midfielders are often some of the most overlooked, under appreciated but most important players on a team.
    lucas will sit back and do his job but song just seems to want to get forward and be in the spotlight.
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    i know it's been mentioned several times, but could somebody tell me why getting ter Stegen on even a 6 month loan would be a bad idea?
    it really seems like a no brainer - even if he is out of favour at barca, he's surely a better option than mignolet.
    not to mention the kid wants league matches and he'll be looking to prove himself.

    mognolet made a few excellent saves in the chelsea match, but we all know he'll make up for that over the next few weeks with his customary howlers.
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    February is a month which, like it or not, will come to define our season.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    February is a month which, like it or not, will come to define our season.
    of course it is - it's gonna shape the entire league.

    it's gonna show us how well our squad can rotate and cope with a populous fixture list.
    it's gonna show us whether our primary target is top 4 our a europa league win.
    it's gonna show us how we can perform with sturridge, a.k.a: a "full strength" side for the first time in 5 months.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    of course it is - it's gonna shape the entire league.

    it's gonna show us how well our squad can rotate and cope with a populous fixture list.
    it's gonna show us whether our primary target is top 4 our a europa league win.
    it's gonna show us how we can perform with sturridge, a.k.a: a "full strength" side for the first time in 5 months.
    With the way the league is this season, wouldn't be surprised if we beat Tottenham, Southampton and Besiktas and then lose to ****ing Everton.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    With the way the league is this season, wouldn't be surprised if we beat Tottenham, Southampton and Besiktas and then lose to ****ing Everton.
    yeah i agree - it's just one of those years.
    anyway, let's just focus on the next game.
    big sam was spot on saying we're in our best form of the season, although west ham are no pushovers either.
    at anfield there shouldn't be an issue though.

    do you think sturridge will start?
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    do you think sturridge will start?
    Nope.

    Would be surprised if we took all three points this weekend. Think we looked leggy against Bolton last week, and Chelsea in midweek will have deflated us physically and mentally. I can see it being a stalemate to be honest, and I wouldn't be surprised if Big Sam is prioritising the FA Cup now that all the big boys bar Arsenal, us and United are out.

    He'll fancy lifting a trophy and leading the Hammers into the Olympic Stadium. Heralds a new era.

    I'm hopeful for three points, but I'm realistic and think we may be held to a draw this weekend. We just don't see to have enough to get out of sight recently - bar the Swansea game at Anfield, and they were DIRE. It's likely to be low scoring.
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    Honestly don't think Mackay has ever predicted us to win anything. The new Isambard.
 
 
 
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