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Is Camacho playing as a forward or at full back?
Forward.

Sorry been out so not watching, what is the line up?
George, Gomez, Lewis, Hoever, Johnston, Coyle, Camacho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Brewster, Woodburn, Jones.

Finished 6-0. Brewster, Woodburn, Jones, Camacho x3.

From what I saw Brewster, Jones and Camacho were very good. Camacho and Brewster have great pace and movement, a nightmare for anyone to defend against.

Standard of opposition not the best though...
 

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Leicester U23s have been a reverse of Liverpool U23s this season. They were good up until February but have now lost 8 of their last 9 in all competitions - including a 6-0 loss to us and a 7-1 loss to Blackburn. Their only none defeat was a draw to Exeter U23s in February.
 

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It's rumoured Camacho turned down a new 5 year contract during the week, lots of interest in him around Europe.
 

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Interesting line-up that, an optimist would think that at least six of those lads could play an important role in Liverpool's side five years from now.
 

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According to a post on Reddit, Camacho made a passive aggressive post on Instagram after yesterday's match, speaking of how he thinks of himself as an attacker and not a right back and how he doesn't understand whose idea it is to make him play at right back. I think that's it for him at Liverpool, probably the reason why he doesn't want to extend his contract, which is a shame, I think he would have made a great one.
 

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According to a post on Reddit, Camacho made a passive aggressive post on Instagram after yesterday's match, speaking of how he thinks of himself as an attacker and not a right back and how he doesn't understand whose idea it is to make him play at right back. I think that's it for him at Liverpool, probably the reason why he doesn't want to extend his contract, which is a shame, I think he would have made a great one.
Seen that !
Was saying that he doesn’t understand why people think he is a right back and that he is a right winger. Initially thought that was a dig at Jürgen and a bit cheeky tbh.
 

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According to a post on Reddit, Camacho made a passive aggressive post on Instagram after yesterday's match, speaking of how he thinks of himself as an attacker and not a right back and how he doesn't understand whose idea it is to make him play at right back. I think that's it for him at Liverpool, probably the reason why he doesn't want to extend his contract, which is a shame, I think he would have made a great one.
To be fair, he is only young and having been coached and well thought of as an attacker, I would imagine it would have been surprising to be asked to play full back. I would think it is usually failed wingers who are converted to regular full back rather than good ones. If he has taken it badly, then you are right, it probably is the end for him here which i agree is a shame.
 

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To be fair, he is only young and having been coached and well thought of as an attacker, I would imagine it would have been surprising to be asked to play full back. I would think it is usually failed wingers who are converted to regular full back rather than good ones. If he has taken it badly, then you are right, it probably is the end for him here which i agree is a shame.
Nobody grows up wanting to be a Gary Neville lol

 

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I've not seen the offending post but if his point is just "I'm not a RB, I can play there but I am a winger not a RB" then there is not much wrong with that.
 

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I've not seen the offending post but if his point is just "I'm not a RB, I can play there but I am a winger not a RB" then there is not much wrong with that.
Camacho is either missing the point or it hasn’t been explained to him.

I’m sure that Klopp and the coaching staff are aware that Camacho is a winger. However, the player should know that in order to aid his development it would be best for him to play in other positions. Even the best wingers have defensive responsibilities- look at the amount of tracking back Salah and Mané do- and Camacho will need to improve the defensive side of his game if he is to crack the first team squad.

On that subject, he has a few pretty decent players in front of him in the queue at the moment; if he hasn’t got the patience to wait and learn, I don’t think Klopp will be too impressed.
 

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Camacho is either missing the point or it hasn’t been explained to him.

I’m sure that Klopp and the coaching staff are aware that Camacho is a winger. However, the player should know that in order to aid his development it would be best for him to play in other positions. Even the best wingers have defensive responsibilities- look at the amount of tracking back Salah and Mané do- and Camacho will need to improve the defensive side of his game if he is to crack the first team squad.

On that subject, he has a few pretty decent players in front of him in the queue at the moment; if he hasn’t got the patience to wait and learn, I don’t think Klopp will be too impressed.
I didn't mean to say that Camacho is saying he is unwilling to play anywhere else - as I say I haven't seen the post - but I can imagine a young lad trying to break into the team and maybe getting a bit frustrated that everyone on social media keeps sending him messages about being a RB for us in future and reacting a little to that.

Until I see what he said I'm just guessing but I think it is possible he was aiming that type of comment at the fans, not the club.
 

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I found the Reddit thread but there's no offending Instagram post there now, I'm guessing he deleted it? Hard to say with that in mind what his intention was, but in the end if he's leaving through not signing a new contract the point is pretty moot.

If it comes down to who'll regret Camacho leaving more, the player or the club, I'm pretty sure the answer will be the former.
 
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The post is still up.

I do not know whose idea it is, but I will prove that they are mistaken about my football.
I'm not a right defender, I'm an attacker who scores goals. This is my DNA.
Happy to score 3 goals and help the team in today’s win vs Leicester.


It's Klopp who has decided to pick him as a defender. That's not great.
 

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The post is still up.

I do not know whose idea it is, but I will prove that they are mistaken about my football.
I'm not a right defender, I'm an attacker who scores goals. This is my DNA.
Happy to score 3 goals and help the team in today’s win vs Leicester.


It's Klopp who has decided to pick him as a defender. That's not great.

It must beabout 2 months now since he first said he would not sign a new contract. I was under the impression he felt it would be to difficult for him to get first team football at Liverpool. He is probably right there but bleating about being asked to play RWB suggests he lacks a bit of character. Most young lads would give anything for the opportunities he is getting.
 

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I find it hard to see how he is going to break through at Liverpool given the wealth of talent we have
The post is still up.

I do not know whose idea it is, but I will prove that they are mistaken about my football.
I'm not a right defender, I'm an attacker who scores goals. This is my DNA.
Happy to score 3 goals and help the team in today’s win vs Leicester.


It's Klopp who has decided to pick him as a defender. That's not great.
Unfortunately then he won't be an attacker in the Liverpool team - he just isn't really close to the level required to play as part of that front three.

Should make a nice profit on his sale and hopefully he goes and tears it up somewhere.
 

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I find it hard to see how he is going to break through at Liverpool given the wealth of talent we have

Unfortunately then he won't be an attacker in the Liverpool team - he just isn't really close to the level required to play as part of that front three.

Should make a nice profit on his sale and hopefully he goes and tears it up somewhere.

I thought his contract was ending and he would go on a freebie.
 

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The post is still up.

I do not know whose idea it is, but I will prove that they are mistaken about my football.
I'm not a right defender, I'm an attacker who scores goals. This is my DNA.
Happy to score 3 goals and help the team in today’s win vs Leicester.


It's Klopp who has decided to pick him as a defender. That's not great.
Oh yes.... curtains for the boy for sure now.


And this is what Klopp said...
“He [Camacho] is good in defensive challenges,” Klopp said.

“He’s an offensive player in his mindset and everything but look at our full-backs and where are they most of the time? You need these offensive skills.

“It is the learning process Robbo [Robertson] went through. He was a fantastic left-winger but played full-back and now he is a full-back. That’s really cool.

“I was really happy in that moment but I have seen similar situations from him (Camacho) before.”
 

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Needless to say the City game in the final will be a tough one. Their midfield player Tom Doyle has only quite recently started to look like a genuine prospect (even though he has been England captain for years).
 

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Seems Camacho could end up joining Wolves. It gives us some leverage if we were to negotiate for Neves. That said, at his current level, I dont see him breaking into their current side. Maybe he'll prove me wrong.
 

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We don't really play with wingers and it's not easy to break in our forward line. Tactically and physically very demanding. Plus, if the boy is impatient, then I'm not surprised if Wolves (with their strong Portuguese link) are taking a punt on him. Might be easier for him there at lower level also with them playing a different system where he might have more positions to get a chance. I like the kid how he plays, but sometimes it's not easy to please every young player at all times.
 

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Interesting to see Camacho's latest comments yesterday, suggesting that his comments have been taken out of context. Might still be in with a chance of seeing him stay.
 

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Watched a decent amount of his games throughout his Liverpool youth career. Could be a decent backup but will not be good enough in my opinion to break into our first team. Wouldn’t be a loss if he left to be honest.
 

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For any young winger the question i think we probably have to look at is whether they are better than Harry Wilson
Because he seems next in line