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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #36645 on: March 15, 2017, 04:17:27 PM »
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Today marks 125 years since Liverpool FC was formed.


On March 15, 1892, John Houlding famously broke from the board of Everton to form a new club - Liverpool.

Club historian and museum curator Stephen Done explains: "Itís perhaps not widely known that Liverpool FCís founding father and first president, John Houlding, was originally president of Everton but, after a huge fall out over a number of issues including rent, he was removed from his position.

"This left Houlding and his colleagues with a fine football ground but no team and no name! The evening of March 15 at Houldingís home, Stanley House, a new club was proposed and given the name Liverpool Football Club.

"And so began the plans to recruit new players and to formally enter the Football League. By June 3, Liverpool Football Club was official."

The club will mark its official 125th birthday on June 3, 2017 - the day the club was officially recognised by the Board of Trade in 1892.

This year, 125th birthday celebrations will be kicked off with the release of a special anniversary LFC crest, which will be revealed on next seasonís kit in April.

Details of how fans can get involved in the clubís 125th anniversary will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #36646 on: March 15, 2017, 04:22:52 PM »
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Today marks 125 years since Liverpool FC was formed.


On March 15, 1892, John Houlding famously broke from the board of Everton to form a new club - Liverpool.

Club historian and museum curator Stephen Done explains: "Itís perhaps not widely known that Liverpool FCís founding father and first president, John Houlding, was originally president of Everton but, after a huge fall out over a number of issues including rent, he was removed from his position.

"This left Houlding and his colleagues with a fine football ground but no team and no name! The evening of March 15 at Houldingís home, Stanley House, a new club was proposed and given the name Liverpool Football Club.

"And so began the plans to recruit new players and to formally enter the Football League. By June 3, Liverpool Football Club was official."

The club will mark its official 125th birthday on June 3, 2017 - the day the club was officially recognised by the Board of Trade in 1892.

This year, 125th birthday celebrations will be kicked off with the release of a special anniversary LFC crest, which will be revealed on next seasonís kit in April.

Details of how fans can get involved in the clubís 125th anniversary will be announced in the coming weeks.

You know you're old when you can remember buying the jersey with the 100 year anniversary crest!

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #36647 on: March 19, 2017, 06:24:42 PM »
Great game of football that. Could have went either way.
I'm happy enough with the point.

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« Reply #36648 on: March 19, 2017, 06:28:02 PM »
Fair result. Either team could have won it.  Two unbelievable misses from lallana and aguero!

Get the Derby out of the way next up and hopefully there should be a lot of weekends where the other teams battling for the top 4 take points of each other.

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« Reply #36649 on: March 19, 2017, 06:29:13 PM »
Surprised Liverpool weren't capable of scoring against City's awful defence other than a penalty.

Easy run-in from here onwards, surely with Arsenal having given up and Utd competing in Europe Liverpool couldn't mess up finishing top 4? Even Klopp isn't that incompetent surely?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #36650 on: March 19, 2017, 06:31:29 PM »
Aguero's face at the end had that "I know I'll be sold for fluffing those sitters" look! 😅

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« Reply #36651 on: March 19, 2017, 06:38:16 PM »
Fair result. Either team could have won it.  Two unbelievable misses from lallana and aguero!

Get the Derby out of the way next up and hopefully there should be a lot of weekends where the other teams battling for the top 4 take points of each other.
Lallana was already turning to celebrate before the ball came to him,brutal miss alright.
I thought we played really well though and I thought Can was very good. He made some great breaks through the middle and showed how much of a powerhouse he could be.
That's zero defeats now against any of the top 6 this season. Get over Everton next and the rest of the games should all be winnable. As you say all the other top 6 still have games against each other.

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« Reply #36652 on: March 21, 2017, 01:57:01 PM »
Fair result. Either team could have won it.  Two unbelievable misses from lallana and aguero!

Get the Derby out of the way next up and hopefully there should be a lot of weekends where the other teams battling for the top 4 take points of each other.
Lallana was already turning to celebrate before the ball came to him,brutal miss alright.
I thought we played really well though and I thought Can was very good. He made some great breaks through the middle and showed how much of a powerhouse he could be.
That's zero defeats now against any of the top 6 this season. Get over Everton next and the rest of the games should all be winnable. As you say all the other top 6 still have games against each other.

This Everton team is not your average Everton team, this crowd can score for fun and are getting better as the season goes on.

Liverpool will be lucky to get a point, I do not think they will.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #36653 on: March 21, 2017, 02:00:25 PM »
You think Everton will actually come out and try to attack this time?

They spent the second half at xmas camped in their own box.

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« Reply #36654 on: March 21, 2017, 02:01:13 PM »
Liverpool should win comfortably at home to a side with a poor defence. Top four should be no problem for Liverpool, which means Klopp will have money to waste in the Summer.

Maybe he'll actually address the glaring weaknesses in the side this time, unlike all previous windows.

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« Reply #36655 on: March 21, 2017, 03:39:33 PM »
Liverpool should win comfortably at home to a side with a poor defence. Top four should be no problem for Liverpool, which means Klopp will have money to waste in the Summer.

Maybe he'll actually address the glaring weaknesses in the side this time, unlike all previous windows.

I agree...a new left back, a new keeper and a new striker who is not really a converted centre back.

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« Reply #36656 on: March 21, 2017, 03:58:25 PM »
You forgot a central midfielder or two.

A new manager would be nice too but that's not going to happen. Especially as there's absolutely no pressure from all the "proper" Liverpool supporters who think Klopp deserves more time and money to waste.

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« Reply #36657 on: March 21, 2017, 04:13:02 PM »
Home LFC StatsJurgen Klopp's LFC transfers - In and Out
Jurgen Klopp's LFC Transfers
Jurgen Klopp was appointed the LFC manager in October 2015 - replacing Brendan Rodgers after 8 games of the Premier League campaign.

His philosophy from the outset was to delay player transfers to give him a full assessment of the squad.

He resisted the temptation of signing a player in his first transfer window - January 2016 - although the reds were heavily linked with Alex Teixeira of Shakhtar Donetsk who eventually moved to China.

His first signing was Marko Grujic but he continued to play for his club for the remainder of the season on loan.

The reds reached two cup finals with the squad he inherited, although they lost both the League Cup and Europa League finals.

In the summer he began a massive clearout of many of Brendan Rodgers signings - as he aimed to reduce the number of players the reds were pointlessly loaning out.

8 Players Bought: £69,000,000
Marko Grujić   Red Star Belgrade   £5,100,000   6th Jan, 2016
Shamal George   LFC Youth System   £0   6th Jan, 2016
Sadio Mane   Southampton   £30,000,000   28th Jun, 2016
Loris Karius   Mainz 05   £4,700,000   1st Jul, 2016
Joel Matip   Schalke 04   £0   1st Jul, 2016
Ragnar Klavan   FC Augsburg   £4,200,000   20th Jul, 2016
Alex Manninger   Free Transfer   £0   22nd Jul, 2016
Georginio Wijnaldum   Newcastle United   £25,000,000   22nd Jul, 2016

17 Players Sold: £73,050,000
Jose Enrique   Released   £0   11th May, 2016
Dan Cleary   Released   £0   11th May, 2016
Jordan Rossiter   Rangers   £250,000   13th May, 2016
Ryan McLaughlin   Released   £0   1st Jun, 2016
Samed Yesil   Released   £0   30th Jun, 2016
Kolo Toure   Released   £0   30th Jun, 2016
Joao Teixeira   FC Porto   £0   30th Jun, 2016
Jerome Sinclair   Watford   £0   1st Jul, 2016
Sergi Canos   Norwich City   £2,500,000   10th Jul, 2016
Martin Skrtel   Fenerbahce   £5,500,000   13th Jul, 2016
Jordon Ibe   Bournemouth   £15,000,000   13th Jul, 2016
Joe Allen   Stoke City   £13,000,000   25th Jul, 2016
Brad Smith   AFC Bournemouth   £3,000,000   27th Jul, 2016
Christian Benteke   Crystal Palace   £27,000,000   19th Aug, 2016
Luis Alberto   Lazio   £4,300,000   31st Aug, 2016
Mario Balotelli   Nice   £0   31st Aug, 2016
Tiago Ilori   Reading   £2,500,000   18th Jan, 2017


So just for clarification purposes....where has Koop made such bad transfers that he's going to be a transfer flop?  He is in a profit in his transfers and the team is in a stronger position in the league then they were last year. The two big signings in Wijnaldum and Mane have been a success so far this season. Kavanagh is a 3rd/4th choice defender and has been a mixed bag. Karius has not been a successs but he is a small fee and is a young keeper in a new league. He'll either make it or be sold for a profit. He hasn't wasted money, in fact he's done the complete opposite of it,  underspent as the right players have not been available. This is another example of how you haven't a notion what you're on about.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #36658 on: March 21, 2017, 04:49:07 PM »
69 million spent according to the above figure, and Mignolet, Henderson and Milner are still first choice players. You are of course free to consider that good transfer activity but personally I find it completely incompetent.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #36659 on: March 21, 2017, 05:11:27 PM »
£69m spent is a pittance. You said he wasted money. I completely disagree with that. £55m of that money spent was on the two players who have made a big impact this season therefore to my mind that is money well spent not wasted.