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I will certainly not waste my time. Why would anyone want to spend precious moments reading negativity. I just went down the /ignore route after I earned myself a point responding to it.

For someone who seems themselves successful in life, I hesitate. For what little I do know in my short time on this earth, is there are three types of social interaction you can engage someone in:

1 - negative (leaving the other(s) you have interacted with in a negative manner)

2 - neutral (the other parties are in the same mood as before)

3 - uplifting (where a person/group are in a better or more positive atmosphere then before)

I haven’t got the time for #1 and I used to be that person far too often. Sad that there are a few too many in this world who feel fit to use the anonymity of social media/internet in the tone of #1 to prove some kind of cleverness of self-righteousness

But if one translates that dialogue into a public, social interaction with other actual humans one would look like the batshit crazy lady I saw outside of the Milan cathedral spouting off some monologues to a bunch of strangers who couldn’t really give a fuck.

Or, look like a twat depending on the day.
 

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I think that everyone can see that we need more leadership and players that it hurt to play against.

If Suarez is available in the summer, sign him even if he is a bit old now. We also need a new Coutinho.
 

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Nonsense. We missing
I think that everyone can see that we need more leadership and players that it hurt to play against.

If Suarez is available in the summer, sign him even if he is a bit old now. We also need a new Coutinho.
Nonsense. We missed 5 starters last night and had at least another 2-3 struggling through the game with illness.
 

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Papers linking Brooks from Bournemouth to Utd a a top four team. Probably Spurs but anyone seen this guy? He any good, they owe us a good player to counter the average players we’ve sold them at a premium.
 

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Papers linking Brooks from Bournemouth to Utd a a top four team. Probably Spurs but anyone seen this guy? He any good, they owe us a good player to counter the average players we’ve sold them at a premium.
I think he has been linked with us recently too.
 

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I always think we have never had good alternatives to Mane, Salah and Firmino. Sturridge, Origi and Solanke are good players, just very different from those 3 who do very well in the system. With Solanke gone and possibly Sturridge too in the summer, we might keep Origi for the height option. But we need probably 2 players along the mould of our current front 3. Hardworking, decent to fast speed, highly adaptable and can score or assist. Some names that could be possible for us without paying 100 mil are Timo Werner or even Nicolas Pepe who right now is doing really well.

I think we are well stocked with midfielders

But defence, we definitely need good options to compete against TAA and Robertson and we might need to buy, i do not think our youths at those positions are quite as ready to at least have a decent run in the first team compared to youths like Wilson etc.
 

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Sometimes small things are very indicative, and to me the Clyne decision was indicative of complacency, poor judgement and false economy.

And yes, FSG are entitled to take money out of the club, but when you've a real chance to step over the line to actually accomplishing something, and when extra investment would help bring that about, I believe it's short termism. Others will say the money is there regardless, that it's not connected, but my belief is that LFC is being run to a tight new spend budget that is less than it should be.
I've deliberately left out your romantic life story, as it's no different to that of tens if not hundreds of thousands of like minded supporters.

But the bit I've quoted is only your opinion, and it's massively based on assumptions.

You assume Klopp had no available funds in January.
You assume Klopp wanted to keep Clyne and the owners allowed Clyne to leave against his wishes.
You assume Klopp didn't plan to sign anyone in January.
You assume that there were players available that would fit into the plans of Klopp.

We saw how results dipped during the intense September sequence when we couldn't rotate the front three.

And if September is the worst dip in results I have to witness, then give me the same every season thanks.
 
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I used to post on RAWK and there's some miserable sods on there, they were never happy unless they had something to whinge about. Of course, you never saw them in half-time/full-time threads if we won, but as soon as we were losing or lost, they would be flooding into the thread (the "excuse" was that there was more to talk about). I never understood those posters, you can't expect 100% positivity from everyone at all times but being 100% negative all the time must be so exhausting.
Your argument had me won over at 'I used to post on RAWK'
 

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I've deliberately left out your romantic life story, as it's no different to that of tens if not hundreds of thousands of like minded supporters.

But the bit I've quoted is only your opinion, and it's massively based on assumptions.

You assume Klopp had no available funds in January.
You assume Klopp wanted to keep Clyne and the owners allowed Clyne to leave against his wishes.
You assume Klopp didn't plan to sign anyone in January.
You assume that there were players available that would fit into the plans of Klopp.




And if September is the worst dip in results I have to witness, then give me the same every season thanks.
Didn't say I was a better supporter than anyone else. It was actually others who were saying that those of us being critical were lesser supporters.

Anyway, as I said to someone else, I'm leaving all that now. Feel free to attempt to bait away to open it up again, but I'm not going to waste anymore time on that aspect of this.

As to the initial subject matter, as I've said many times, nobody can prove what the reality of the situation is inside LFC (essentially the 'why').

My view relates to the 'what' regardless of the 'why'.

Re that 'what', my view is that we should have taken no chances with our title challenge and that even if we couldn't bring someone else in, we should have kept the squad numbers as was at this crucial juncture.

Given the colossal challenge, and gigantic psychological hurdle of actually winning the league, we cannot afford even the smallest issues to arise that could have been avoided.

Two points dropped because of a weakened defence in one match, could in the end be the difference between the PL title being secured or not.

Also, LFC has to negotiate not just an opponent with a stronger squad, but also a hostile media who seek to influence referees anytime we get a sniff of fair and comparable treatment, particularly in regards to penalties. This comes together with a bizarre alliance of clubs for whom the worst possible outcome is ourselves winning the title, as so perfectly demonstrated by the fact that Manchester United would rather their neighbours win the title than us. LFC's friends are few and far between, our enemies many.

They all want to be the one who took our dreams away. I had an Evertonian bragging to me to that effect yesterday. Poetic justice would be their defeat to City being the difference between them staying up and going down.

To win the title under these conditions, I believe we have to be able to win matches despite referees rather than because of fairness from them.

Hence why I believe that this time, in close pursuit of our first PL title, we should have taken no chances at all.

As a secondary point to the referee issue covered above, I actually wonder whether our only chance of fair refereeing is to be seen as the club with the title to lose, such that referees know that if they make a bad decision against us, they could be pinpointed as the reason a title was lost.

In short, if the only reason we drop points is because of bad decisions, they feel more pressure to lean towards us than against us.

If we are rocking, if we are fragile, if results are at risk anyway, if everyone is sticking their boot into us, referees kind of psychologically join the party.

It's the herd mentality in a way, something seen in every society and micro society, including on here.

Certainly, over the years, those in top spot have seen more favourable decisions than those chasing them.

So, all told, my view is that in light of those issues, LFC needs to over-compensate. We don't play on a level playing field.

It's a shame we didn't or couldn't increase our odds this January, so I just hope we find a way to win the PL regardless.
 
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Getting back to the thread.......

I would buy Ndombele.

Really like the look of him. Looks like a proper midfielder, he has power, pace and skill and one helluva shot. Problem is both of the Mancunian teams are sniffing.
 

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Getting back to the thread.......

I would buy Ndombele.

Really like the look of him. Looks like a proper midfielder, he has power, pace and skill and one helluva shot. Problem is both of the Mancunian teams are sniffing.
Is he a 6, 8 or 10?
 

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Is he a 6, 8 or 10?
I'm no expert but he looks looks like he can do a bit of everything. He gets stuck in and seems very attack-minded.

What I think we need is a decent CB who is not injury prone. We can't rely on Matip,Lovren or Gomez. They miss too many games.

Not sure if De Ligt is the answer but we need a robust CB and move on from Matip and Lovren I feel. Maybe there is a decent option in the EPL? Or maybe we could push for Koulibaly? He alongside Virgil would be impressive. Trouble with that idea is that Gomez is far too good for the bench.
 

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They all want to be the one who took our dreams away. I had an Evertonian bragging to me to that effect yesterday. Poetic justice would be their defeat to City being the difference between them staying up and going down.
Why do you care?

It’s seems like a lot of fans spend way too much time worrying about what other fans think.

I couldn’t give a shit what a fan of another club thinks about Liverpool, least of all fucking Everton.
 

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What's wrong with Doherty that wasn't wrong with Robertson before we y him.It's not only fashionable players who ycan do the job for us especially in FB position.
No, I’m on about Trent. I suggested something similar with Wan-Bissaka and got pelted with tomatoes.
 

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Why do you care?

It’s seems like a lot of fans spend way too much time worrying about what other fans think.

I couldn’t give a shit what a fan of another club thinks about Liverpool, least of all fucking Everton.
Not so much a case of caring, just really stating that there's a wall of hatred which LFC is up against and it's what feeds into institutional bias.

We all know directors of United et al all seek to influence the corridors of power.

It's subtle, but it's there, and ultimately it manifests in decisions made by the discipline committees and referees.
 

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Not so much a case of caring, just really stating that there's a wall of hatred which LFC is up against and it's what feeds into institutional bias.
Most clubs get hate from rivals to some extent, we just notice it more when it's against our own club. I'm not sure why you take it from being about rival fans to conspiracy theories about the directors of rival clubs.

We all know directors of United et al all seek to influence the corridors of power.
They do? Must not be working the way United have steadily declined since Ferguson left.

It's subtle, but it's there, and ultimately it manifests in decisions made by the discipline committees and referees.
This is one of those things where few people are ever going to change their mind because it's subjective.
 

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Ndombele is a good shout for the midfield. But then again, I think Fabinho is going to be our boss for that position. The overall best midfield blend hasn’t really emerged yet though. AOC to come back will add a new dimension, and Wijnaldum has done very well this season. Henderson has been decent, but Keita hasn’t fully got going yet.

I think the biggest two needs in the squad are another striker, preferably versatile, but high quality.
The other big need is central defence. I would sell one or both of Lovren and Matip and upgrade the position. I really like Gomez alongside VVD and that might be the way to go, but I’d like a third option, preferably robust and reliably fit.

Those two players would see a lot of action, and then we can add one or two other back up options for lower cost, and/or promote some kids, which has served us well.
 

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Not so much a case of caring, just really stating that there's a wall of hatred which LFC is up against and it's what feeds into institutional bias.

We all know directors of United et al all seek to influence the corridors of power.

It's subtle, but it's there, and ultimately it manifests in decisions made by the discipline committees and referees.
Considering Utd are 6th how is that exactly working out for them?