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The Unreliable Rumours Thread

costared

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Shaqiri is the answer, he is why we didnt persue the likes of Lemar etc.
Keita also is very effective (possibly his best performances came here) as a left forward also.

I personally think Origi surrounded by better players will be an asset, just sticking him alongside Sturridge who didnt move all game hardly helps anyone. He came alive when Firmino and Salah came on. So he is an option also.

Still not convinced. Shaqu has had some great moments but lacks a bit of pace and does not seem consistent enough. Keita , who I still have high hopes for, is yet to show he can perform in the EPL and a couple of injuries would hit us hard.
Origi has pace, strength and reasonable skills but does not seem to be able to get his act together for us. I would love to see him show the sort of form that caused us to buy him.
 

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You miss the point (as per norm), which was Pearce is a decent journalist with excellent links into the club. You said he knows fuck all, which I truely doubt. Leaks have stopped correct but I’d believe he has good idea of our strategy, a lot gets said off camera which they get asked not to print till a certain point. Unless of course you are Werner and can’t handle a glass of sherry!
Not sure who’s missing the point.... you rate this fella highly and I was cynical about you comparing him to members in this forum. Maybe reading between the lines isn’t your strong suit. So let me break it down to you...

He’s a journalist who is paid to find out who want to buy and who we are after. Since 2015, has he ever got anyone right before the news broke? From where I am, the answer is none. So he knows fuck all about our future plans other than the manager will constantly want to strengthen his side. Now even I can tell you that.
 

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Better connected than anyone on this forum. Although he is saying what I’d consider is common sense, we can’t keep stripping the front line’s reserve pool without needing to have depth in some form. Replacing 3 un-suited players by 1 elite level rotation seems logical.
Pearce was connected when his love buddy spoon feed him it. It's very noticeable he's not as well informed now.
 

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James Forrest, hmmmmmmmmm....

positives :- he's fast, he's direct

negatives : - he's bullied easily, doesnt like a tackle, inconstant, poor finisher (usually), poor final ball (usually) and he's shit!

Rules him out then.
 

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Rules him out then.
I think I am been really unfair on him tbh,
although he does shy out of tackles and can be bullied out of a game,

James Forrest aint a bad player, like said he is fast and direct
and so far this season he has played really well for Celtic and Scotland.

But I just dont think he is good enough for us,
 

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Not sure who’s missing the point.... you rate this fella highly and I was cynical about you comparing him to members in this forum. Maybe reading between the lines isn’t your strong suit. So let me break it down to you...

He’s a journalist who is paid to find out who want to buy and who we are after. Since 2015, has he ever got anyone right before the news broke? From where I am, the answer is none. So he knows fuck all about our future plans other than the manager will constantly want to strengthen his side. Now even I can tell you that.
Decent = Highly? Jesus you don’t half warp words. The irony of you saying I can‘t read between lines when my entire post was directed at you saying he knows more than you do.

For the record the journalists I rate = Reddy and Joyce.

Anyway I’m out, having to try and explain a post when all you want to do is troll I really cant be arsed.
 

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Decent = Highly? Jesus you don’t half warp words. The irony of you saying I can‘t read between lines when my entire post was directed at you saying he knows more than you do.
No he doesn't, because you have zero evidence to prove that point. It's ironic for someone who loves to cling on to forum members for rumours, and jump all over someone when one said the club did a good job cover their hands from the public. You are one very weird individual.
 

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I don't know about any of you guys and lasses, I think Klopp should get another CB. I am worried about our injuries and I would rather have extras in the squad that a thin squad with all the Champions League matches coming. I have no idea who is the best fit, I'll will leave that to you intrepid and knowledgeable posters.
 

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I don't know about any of you guys and lasses, I think Klopp should get another CB. I am worried about our injuries and I would rather have extras in the squad that a thin squad with all the Champions League matches coming. I have no idea who is the best fit, I'll will leave that to you intrepid and knowledgeable posters.
No need to fret over much. We have 4 extremely good CB's as a pair and then 3rd/4th choice. Not many teams around have Lovren and Matip as 3rd and 4th choice CB's so the depth in quality is fantastic. Was a bummer to lose all three at round about the same time so a bit of problem but looks like that will only have been for yesterday as Matip is now back in full training and Gomez will follow soon. We'll be back to having a full complement of CB's by month end and the one game without a specialist first team CB being available we have already won so all will be well, I reckon.

I would not object to an attacking player coming in, however.
 

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No need to fret over much. We have 4 extremely good CB's as a pair and then 3rd/4th choice. Not many teams around have Lovren and Matip as 3rd and 4th choice CB's so the depth in quality is fantastic. Was a bummer to lose all three at round about the same time so a bit of problem but looks like that will only have been for yesterday as Matip is now back in full training and Gomez will follow soon. We'll be back to having a full complement of CB's by month end and the one game without a specialist first team CB being available we have already won so all will be well, I reckon.

I would not object to an attacking player coming in, however.
That is reassuring to know then, maybe making the midfield abit more stronger. I know we are doing well at the moment, I agree one more new player would be nice.
 

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I think I am been really unfair on him tbh,
although he does shy out of tackles and can be bullied out of a game,

James Forrest aint a bad player, like said he is fast and direct
and so far this season he has played really well for Celtic and Scotland.

But I just dont think he is good enough for us,
I had the same opinion about robbo but look how it did turn out I was and a few thousands supporters wrong
 

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I had the same opinion about robbo but look how it did turn out I was and a few thousands supporters wrong
The difference Robbo was cutting his teeth in a struggling premier league side. Not cruising with it a team top of a pub league.
 

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No he doesn't, because you have zero evidence to prove that point. It's ironic for someone who loves to cling on to forum members for rumours, and jump all over someone when one said the club did a good job cover their hands from the public. You are one very weird individual.
How is he a weird individual? He's got an exceptionally good point. Unless you get to talk to Klopp several times a week, on and off the record, James Pearce knows more than you. Probably more than any on here. Just because he doesn't know as much as he used to or as much as Joyce and Reddy doesn't mean he's not still one of the top sources for reliable news. Just the club's let's very little leak to anyone any more. But the little that Pearce does know is still more than any of us are likely to know. I personally think you got needlessly personal in this debate because of your distaste for Pearce and the ties he had to the previous regime and there wasn't any need for the insult.
 

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No need to fret over much. We have 4 extremely good CB's as a pair and then 3rd/4th choice. Not many teams around have Lovren and Matip as 3rd and 4th choice CB's so the depth in quality is fantastic. Was a bummer to lose all three at round about the same time so a bit of problem but looks like that will only have been for yesterday as Matip is now back in full training and Gomez will follow soon. We'll be back to having a full complement of CB's by month end and the one game without a specialist first team CB being available we have already won so all will be well, I reckon.

I would not object to an attacking player coming in, however.
I'd expand on this. Van Dijk is the best CB in the league, possibly the world currently. Gomez is fast becoming one of the best CBs in the league. Definitely top ten, probably top 5. Lovren would start for probably all but 3 or 4 (maximum) sides in the league, Matip similar although few more issues with his game. Fabinho as our emergency 5th choice is better than many sides 3rd choice. Hoever is looking amazing too, all the potential in the world. There's not a side around who I would swap CB group with.
 

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I don't know about any of you guys and lasses, I think Klopp should get another CB. I am worried about our injuries and I would rather have extras in the squad that a thin squad with all the Champions League matches coming. I have no idea who is the best fit, I'll will leave that to you intrepid and knowledgeable posters.
When fit Gomez is probably our second best recognised CB at the moment..

Matip and Lovren at 3/4 is actually pretty good and arguably our most covered position. And although perhaps a little tongue in cheek we just found out our 2nd best CB is actually our best DM (fabinho). If you told me that he had to deputise for a couple of games I wouldn't be to worried at this point. Looked pretty good against Brighton on the weekend.
 

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I'd expand on this. Van Dijk is the best CB in the league, possibly the world currently. Gomez is fast becoming one of the best CBs in the league. Definitely top ten, probably top 5. Lovren would start for probably all but 3 or 4 (maximum) sides in the league, Matip similar although few more issues with his game. Fabinho as our emergency 5th choice is better than many sides 3rd choice. Hoever is looking amazing too, all the potential in the world. There's not a side around who I would swap CB group with.
Agree with most of this but think we can do better than Lovren and Matip. Lovren still lacks concentration and general awareness. I shudder to think of him in the side without Virgil calling the shots and keeping him on task. I don’t mind Matip as our current 3rd/4th choice you wont get any better but he is too injury prone and to some extent so are Lovren and Gomez.

I’d be looking to replace one of Lovren or Matip in the summer. Bring in another starting quality option to partner Virg and let Gomez rotate with the new CB so he can continue his developement and if he picks up an injury its not the end of the world.

Fabinho did ok against low level opposition, dont think I’d want him facing a top attack like City, Spurs or in the CL against the quality teams we face there. He can be emergency cover but the problem is we seem to need that cover too often because tje rest of our CB’s are injury prone.
 



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I rest my case.....
So let me get this straight you are saying you know more than a man who talks to Klopp several times a week? There's a reason he's called bad news Pearce. He is given a definitive "no" on whether some players are targets. He doesn't need to be Sherlock Holmes to realise that if he asks and doesn't get told no then there's a good chance the player is of interest. He'll know more than he writes.

Edit; I also still think it's bang out of order for you to call people weird individuals or suggest it just because they have opinions you don't like on an emotional level. It's extremely rude and childish behaviour.
 
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Ag


Agree with most of this but think we can do better than Lovren and Matip. Lovren still lacks concentration and general awareness. I shudder to think of him in the side without Virgil calling the shots and keeping him on task. I don’t mind Matip as our current 3rd/4th choice you wont get any better but he is too injury prone and to some extent so are Lovren and Gomez.

I’d be looking to replace one of Lovren or Matip in the summer. Bring in another starting quality option to partner Virg and let Gomez rotate with the new CB so he can continue his developement and if he picks up an injury its not the end of the world.

Fabinho did ok against low level opposition, dont think I’d want him facing a top attack like City, Spurs or in the CL against the quality teams we face there. He can be emergency cover but the problem is we seem to need that cover too often because tje rest of our CB’s are injury prone.
Ability wise there are few 3rd choice CBs (maybe none in this league) as good as Lovren regardless of any consistency faults. Same with Matip as a 4th choice. The only issue we have at CB is our 2nd, 3rd and 4th choices all have a tendency to pick up injuries and we could be missing more than one at the same time (like now when we missed all 3). I'm sure it won't be long till Lovren and/or Matip would prefer to move on and start elsewhere. At that stage I think we will get a more physically dependable, steady, option. But I'm not sure they'll be of the same or better quality as Gomez. Probably not even the same quality as the player moving on.
 

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So let me get this straight you are saying you know more than a man who talks to Klopp several times a week? There's a reason he's called bad news Pearce. He is given a definitive "no" on whether some players are targets. He doesn't need to be Sherlock Holmes to realise that if he asks and doesn't get told no then there's a good chance the player is of interest. He'll know more than he writes.

Edit; I also still think it's bang out of order for you to call people weird individuals or suggest it just because they have opinions you don't like on an emotional level. It's extremely rude and childish behaviour.
Yes that is what I said in all my post, the initial post that someone chose to argue with and till now, yes.... You're the best cook I've seen in this forum. Just so you know. :well done:
 

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It's bloody Pearce.... I am not going to get too worked up with what he said as he knows fuck all about who and what we needed. Not without Klopp and the club revealing their hands. All guessing game, till they got one right.
Except he is categorically told, when he asks, if a player isn't a target! Therefore if he asks and isn't told no then he's pretty confident he can guess who the targets are. Maybe not sure enough to risk his status with the club and his reputation (which has already taking a battering) by writing an article, but it's still a damn site more than you know. I don't know why this is hard for you to accept and why your posts are getting more and more childish and why you resort to insults.
 

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Except he is categorically told, when he asks, if a player isn't a target! Therefore if he asks and isn't told no then he's pretty confident he can guess who the targets are. Maybe not sure enough to risk his status with the club and his reputation (which has already taking a battering) by writing an article, but it's still a damn site more than you know. I don't know why this is hard for you to accept and why your posts are getting more and more childish and why you resort to insults.
WHo am I insulting again in here?