Champions of Europe - Pre-Season Thread 2019 [R]

Discussion in 'Liverpool' started by dcc134, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. SamScouse

    SamScouse Member+

    Jun 1, 2015
    Toronto
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    3-0

    Oxlade-Chamberlain brings the ball out of midfield before having a shot which is deflected into the path of Brewster who gobbles it up.

    The perfect poachers goal for the youngster.
     
  2. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    3-0

    Brewster puts away a rebound from a really tight angle. Another poachers goal, but a difficult finish that he made look easy.
     
  3. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Stupid challenge from Lewis gives away a penalty. 3-1

    Not much from this 2nd half team. Curtis Jones the stand out player, but Liverpool aren’t creating much.
     
  4. SamScouse

    SamScouse Member+

    Jun 1, 2015
    Toronto
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Bradford winning this half. :eek:
     
  5. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Full time. 3-1. 2nd half team actually lost the half.

    Curtis Jones was very good in midfield. His chances in midfield might be over with Henderson and Gini returning. Maybe Klopp will use him in the front 3 for the US tour. Jones could benefit from a loan this season.

    Liam Millar was also good in the 2nd half. He was not afraid to take on defenders and he almost scored a nice goal.

    The story today is again Brewster. He really looked the part in the first half. He twice played teammates in on goal with an excellent touch. His goal was a really good finish from a tight angle. He looks super confident, has good movement, and does well with the ball in tight spaces. He has done really well in the Firmino role. I would really like to see what he can do on the left side of the front 3. The more roles he can play, the more valuable he will he to the squad.
     
  6. SamScouse

    SamScouse Member+

    Jun 1, 2015
    Toronto
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    FT 3-1.

    couldn't beta Bradford over 45 minutes???

    Klopp out !!!
     
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  7. jeffcoop

    jeffcoop BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 11, 2006
    Central Indiana
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Preseason, weak competition, and all that, but Brewster is off to an exciting start.
     
  8. newterp

    newterp Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    North Potomac, MD
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was a boring game. Preseason and all that b
     
  9. StiltonFC

    StiltonFC He said to only look up -- Guster

    Mar 18, 2007
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Milner starts every game ahead of Henderson. :cool:

    Why, you ask...becuz he scores more goals and he's just as good defensively.

    And he doesn't run funny.;)
     
  10. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  11. dcc134

    dcc134 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    May 15, 2000
    Hummelstown, PA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Klopp said he was playing the Jorginho role. Not sure if tongue in cheek, but I suspect this means that Klopp and Lallana know he generally useless in other positions so as last resort might as well start getting him ready to play the 6 in the cups and at whatever retirement club he ends up at next.
     
  12. SamScouse

    SamScouse Member+

    Jun 1, 2015
    Toronto
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    from the post-match comments I saw , he is serious about developing Lall in that role.

    I can't see it working myself but we do have to leave a little room for the possibility that Klopp might know more about (a) football and (b) Lallana than I do. :)

    if it does "work" though I think you're right - most likely we'd see him in lesser competitions, or if we're desperate due to injuries.

    mind you, Millie at one time was seen as nothing other than a winger, period .... now we know he can do anything and do it well.
     
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  13. imasyko

    imasyko Member+

    May 16, 2002
    Spring City, PA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's a startling admission...considering the source...:)

    But this is an internet message board, which makes us all experts.
     
  14. SamScouse

    SamScouse Member+

    Jun 1, 2015
    Toronto
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    it is important for one to be relentlessly humble in such matters.



    or, y'know, give that impression from time to time ..... :)
     
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  15. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    I had to scroll up to see the author of that post. Then I thought "No it can't be. He would never admit Klopp knows better.
     
  16. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    It will be interesting to see if Lallana continues to play as the number 6 throughout the preseason. For the first two games Fabinho was the only holding midfielder available. For the next match Henderson and Wijnaldum will be back. I think Klopp is pretty committed to using Henderson further forward this season so maybe that is why he is trying Lallana there.

    It will also be good to see if he tries any other systems like 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-2 in preseason, especially since we have so few forwards available.
     
  17. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lallana could easily play the 6 against poor sides, in cups and what not. He can create space on the ball out of nothing, and has a decent range of passing... what more do you realistically need against League One-ish sides when you have 80%+ possession?

    That said, yeah, it's obviously the beginning of the end for him.

    Jones was looking really good, popping up all over the pitch the other day. Wouldn't mind him getting time in the early stages of the cup competitions as well.
     
  18. Red Bird

    Red Bird Member+

    Sep 30, 2003
    Oxford
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The issue with a number 6 is that you have to maintain concentration all the time. Can’t afford to lose the bell in dangerous areas nor allowing runners to ghost past you.

    That’s for the coaching staff to decide.
     
  19. SamScouse

    SamScouse Member+

    Jun 1, 2015
    Toronto
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Lallana has great ball skills but for me doesn't have the physicality to do the grunt work, tackling etc, at the back. he's pretty lightweight. and he doesn't have years of experience defending that develops the positional feel and sixth sense of imminent / developing danger that all top defenders have.

    I'd like to see him play the position though. I could be completely wrong.


    PS No I don't know what's wrong with me today either ....
     
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  20. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Even in cup games, would there be a place for Jones? I don’t think there will even be opportunities for him on the US Tour. First half midfield could be Lallana, Milner, and Ox. 2nd half midfield of Hendo, Gini, and Fabinho. So even when we change all eleven players there is no place for him. This is without Keita and Shaq available. I think a loan could be good for him. However, we have to be careful about choosing the right place. Last season was completely wasted for Woodburn on Sheffield’s bench.
     
  21. delaynomo

    delaynomo Member+

    Jun 1, 2015
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
  22. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Does your chewing gum lose its flavour........
    I remember nights at the Empire with Lonnie Donegan but I don't know this guy.

    Liverpool call on Andy Lonergan as 35-year-old former Preston and Leeds keeper answers Jurgen Klopp's SOS with Alisson on holiday and youngsters injured

    With Alisson yet to return following his involvement with Brazil's triumph in the Copa America, the club announced on Tuesday that Lonergan will travel and train with the squad for their three-match tour.

    Full Story:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...-Preston-Leeds-keeper-Andy-Lonergan-tour.html
     
  23. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    This is a really funny story. The club just called up some random goalkeeper and asked him to come on tour with us.
     
  24. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    I've just sacked my agent. Not letting Klopp know I was available.
     
  25. SamScouse

    SamScouse Member+

    Jun 1, 2015
    Toronto
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    I heard the club wouldn't meet your wage demands .....
     

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