- Aug 26, 2014
Wijnaldum on Depay a few weeks after he signed for Lyon:
'His move to Lyon is interesting. Memphis trains incredibly hard, and he also has everything to reach the top. 'There was criticism of his game, I understand that. With his options he needs to play more. But the criticism of what he does outside of playing football, I do not understand.'
They know each other for many years now. It's almost as if Gini knew Depay would be such a success at Lyon. Also, if Wijnaldum thinks he is a good person - that's enough for me.
Depay brings goals and assists, can play upfront, LW (and even behind one or two strikers).
On the assumption that Mignolet will be off, and Kelleher and Grabara aren’t quite seasoned enough yet, why not? Heaton would be a good player for the role. And if not him, then that sort of profile - older, wouldn’t expect to play, but would be ready and experienced if and when called upon.On another note, but with Burnley in mind - Would anyone fancy Tom Heaton as back up to Allisson....we are likely to be shot of Migs and Heaton would give us a better back up option. Heaton has said he wants to go in January as is 3rd choice now there?
we haven't youth enough of a chance to know that.Maybe we dont have the quality in our youth?
We have enough wingers? Really? I see little to no depth after Mane/Salah/Shaqiri.
P.s. Sancho isn’t on loan.
Yes. Think that would be a good idea as post Brexit we may have to ditch all of our goalies except Allison, with them not being English and not likely to play in the first team. However, during the Burnley game one of the commentators said that Heaton was rumored to be joining Aston Villa in January. He might go for that over us as he'd have more chance of first team action there.On another note, but with Burnley in mind - Would anyone fancy Tom Heaton as back up to Allisson....we are likely to be shot of Migs and Heaton would give us a better back up option. Heaton has said he wants to go in January as is 3rd choice now there?
I love Suarez, but his time here is over I wouldn't be re-visiting. He'd want astronomical wages as well.As someone mentioned Suarez not long ago (not that I think it would happen), he's got a knee problem for a while now (when you watch him it's easy to forget that he's got issues, as he can still look like a beast, but it seems like he isn't 100% anymore and perhaps won't last long at the highest level), he's trying to solve it by going through special treatment, but apparently he can't play much in one week and they will have to pick games more often from now on if it doesn't improve.
I don't think we need another RB, as evidenced by the fact that Clyne hasn't featured at all this season. What's the point in replacing him with yet another player, when we seem to be coping absolutely fine with Trent and Gomez rotating? In a pinch we've also got Milner and Fabinho who can do a stellar job if needed, along with Camacho who fits the profile (i.e. being good on the ball) more than Clyne does.LB and RB cover to give some rest to Robo and TAA. We can't expect them to cover 50-60 matches over a season. And we can't expect them to play 20 games over Dec and Jan.
We were also linked with Llloyd Kelly at Bristol recently. Think a LB will definitely be brought in over the summer but not a RB.I don't think we need another RB, as evidenced by the fact that Clyne hasn't featured at all this season. What's the point in replacing him with yet another player, when we seem to be coping absolutely fine with Trent and Gomez rotating? In a pinch we've also got Milner and Fabinho who can do a stellar job if needed, along with Camacho who fits the profile (i.e. being good on the ball) more than Clyne does.
I do agree about needing a LB though, assuming that Moreno will be allowed to leave on a free next summer. Given the frequent links to Chilwell and Sessegnon in recent windows it would seem that Edwards and Klopp have their sights set on having a young English (homegrown) LB rotating with Robertson, which would make perfect sense. Some have mentioned Lewis as a potential option, but I remain unconvinced.
The team loses a lot of dynamism in attack by having a wrong-footed fullback. Just look at how many goals arise from quick crosses by both Robertson and Trent, which just weren't there last season with Milner cutting back onto his right all the time.How about we get a LB who can also play RB (better than clyne)?
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Matip and Gomez should be back in the middle of January. Unless we get a couple of more bad injuries in that time I wouldn't see why we would buy another CB.Just read Matip is out for 6 weeks. I wonder if a CB signing is necessary in January?
Having reliable, versatile players makes it much easier to get through these tricky periods in the season where games come every 3 games. Despite not being right backs Gomez and Milner are better footballers than Clyne and I'd pick either of them ahead of him without a doubt (probably Fabinho too). If we could get a left footed player who could either play CB or in midfield, they could cover left back and still offer more than Moreno.How about we get a LB who can also play RB (better than clyne)?
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That's unfortunate, but I don't think there's any reason to sign a CB.Just read Matip is out for 6 weeks. I wonder if a CB signing is necessary in January?
Philips is injured tooThat's unfortunate, but I don't think there's any reason to sign a CB.
There's enough gap between fixtures in the next month that Lovren and Van Dijk should be able to manage to play them all, barring any more unfortunate injuries.
Sun 16th | United (H)
Fri 21st | Wolves (a)
Wed 26th | Newcastle (H)
Sat 29th | Arsenal (H)
Thu 3rd | City (a)
Mon 7th | Wolves (a) (FA cup)
Sat 12th | Brighton (a)
Sat 19th | Palace (H)
Wed 30th | Leicester (H)
Even if Lovren or Van Dijk would pick up a knock as well, using Phillips or Fabinho at CB in one or two fixtures wouldn't be the end of the world either, unless perhaps if it's against City or Arsenal.
Whatever the case, it's certainly quite unnecessary to sign yet another CB just to cover one or two fixtures. The CB depth is fine at the moment, and it would be extremely unlucky to have 3 of them out at the same time, let alone 2.
*facepalm* lolPhilips is injured too