- Apr 3, 2018
I agree 100% with ILLOK. I love Studge and I respect everything he brought to the club. I would never talk negatively about him, ever.At the very start of the season, yes. And it's more like a goal every 220 mins. He only had 2 in the league, 4 overall. Sturridge hasn't scored for us in over 7 months. Hasn't played an awful lot but was pretty awful when he did.He can play a nice pass, that's about it now.
Mindlessly pointing out those stats is no use.Sturridge have not scored much simply because he has not played much. This season he only played 800 minutes? And still get a goal per 200 minutes.
My point is not that we should keep him or what, no one should be under the illusion that he is the player he was, at least not with us.My point is that despite being a good player, Sturridge was not sent on when fit simply because he does not fit into the style of play and so when buying players, Klopp will not look at the reputation or stats only but rather whether the player fits into his style of play.
errrr..........okMindlessly pointing out those stats is no use.
Sturridge was really good for the first 6 weeks of the season when called upon. Nobody will deny that. We all enthused over how revitalised he looked.
Then it all went downhill, he reverted back to the player he was last season. It's not just about not fitting a style of player, he just didn't play well at all. Shaqiri doesn't fit our style of play but did well regardless, but outside of august and september Sturridge was rubbish.
He won't be the one who decides who they sell sane to if they were to sell tbfThe only way Pep sells Sane to us would be if citeh got proper fucked and Pep fucked off,he's already shit himself a couple of times over us so he's hardly likely to seemingly strengthen a team he already has constant nightmares about.
Remember when we sold sterling and everyone thought it didn’t matter cos we had this lad.
I had such high hopes for Ibe, seemed like such an explosive forward. But I do remember being wary of his ability in front of goal, I always thought it would improve. Oh well. Apparently Rodgers is interested in taking him to Leicester, well, rumor has it
He was down and out, Lyon gave him a chance, he did well and the prima donna attitude comes again. Like what this article https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/nov/12/memphis-depay-big-club-player-small-time-attitude-lyon-ligue-1 says, he thinks he is better than he really is. Reminds me of Bendtner who thinks himself as "greatest footballer in the world"Given Joel Rabinowitz's latest article on Memphis Depay: Memphis Depay: Former United ‘flop’ could be ideal to add depth to Liverpool’s attack
Where do you think he would fit in if it happens? Havent seen anything from credible sources yet. But, where theres smoke there could be fire, or just smoke blown out the ass. To me the buzz is primairly due to his recent social media activity with Gini and Virgil. But, they are Dutch team mates. But yeah, I think he would be ideal cover for Firmino in the false 9 role or anywhere in the final 3rd or behind the forwards
Pep's relationship with his directors is about as good as anyone's at any club. They will not sell a player Pep doesnt want to sell, and if there are some sanctions that force them to sell to raise money (unlikely) then Pep will dictate who they can put on the chopping block.He won't be the one who decides who they sell sane to if they were to sell tbf
That's not what I said though. What I said was if city are say selling sane to cover ffp then Pep won't be the one who decides where he goes. 1-City will need to maximise income and 2- I dont think Pep is a cunt so in sane wants to leave then he won't stand in his way. Him and Klopp are cut from the same cloth that wayPep's relationship with his directors is about as good as anyone's at any club. They will not sell a player Pep doesnt want to sell, and if there are some sanctions that force them to sell to raise money (unlikely) then Pep will dictate who they can put on the chopping block.
Bidding war, please.
They were probably ready after he spent 3 months with them.
I think your right, but i think the fear is that if we sell Sturridge and don't buy someone to fill that place in the squad, we would lose firepower,especially if anything happens to the front 3 who starts. Origi has been huge for us but is he the long term solution? Brewster is so young and unproven , but ideally if he hits his stride, then he would be the back up. Jurgen seems to be very selective when it comes to strikers and what he expects from them.In regards to Sturridge, i will never question his ability. However, apart from 1 1/2 seasons he has contributed little to the first team apart from the odd goal - Seville/chelsea are two i can remember.
From reports he has a good vibe on the squad, but this is not a reason for keeping him. He is so hit and miss and its such a shame, because he is a very talented player. There are some links to stats about James Milner, i know they play different roles and its hard to compare due to game time etc, but look at what he gives the team compared to Sturridge. There are many times i have given DS another chance off the back of a performance but for me, Wolves in the FA Cup was a game too far!
Studge isnt being sold. His contract ends next month and wont be renewed - he is leaving regardless.I think your right, but i think the fear is that if we sell Sturridge and don't buy someone to fill that place in the squad, we would lose firepower,especially if anything happens to the front 3 who starts. Origi has been huge for us but is he the long term solution? Brewster is so young and unproven , but ideally if he hits his stride, then he would be the back up. Jurgen seems to be very selective when it comes to strikers and what he expects from them.
City have also shown us that in order to win the title, you need 5 attackers all in that echelon of player. Sterling, Sane, Aguero, Mahrez, Jesus. All top players in attacking roles. We don't have those extra two scoring threats in comparison, same thing at AM. Silva , KDB and Bernado Silva in comparison we have Shaqiri, Ox (who hasn't played most of the season) , Keita (50/50 season marred with light injuries) and Gini, depending on fitness. This season that AM position and the attacking rotation has been the glaring difference between us and City and if we want to compete at that level, we need to stock those positions as well.