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Tommy Lawrence RIP

Very sorry to hear former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence had died aged 77.  He was a key member of Shankly's great 1960's team and his claim to fame was that he was the first sweeper-keeper.  Shankly encouraged him to come out of his box to tidy up opposition attacks which made a lot of sense as that team played a very high defensive line and could sometimes be caught square.  Not all fans rated him highly and Shankly was rumoured to want to replace him with Gordon Banks at one stage…

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Coutinho's Goodbye Message

I've been waiting for this because so far we've heard at length from pretty much everyone but the man himself:

Since the moment I arrived in Liverpool , me and my family have been made to feel so welcome and have made so many friends.

On the pitch and off the pitch, we have experienced the beauty of this club and its fans. In turn, I hope I have delivered memories and moments that have brought happiness to the Liverpool…

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Coutinho Moves To Barcelona for £142m

It's official, Coutinho is moving to Barcelona for a reported £142m deal (once personal terms and a medical are completed, which shouldn't be a problem). I can remember seeing footage of a young Coutinho, accompanied by Neymar, in which he was asked about his dream club. The reply even back then, in his early teens, was unequivocal - 'Barcelona'. Once Barcelona had made their first approach to Coutinho I felt that there would be just one eventual outcome, for the Brazilian there was only…

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So he is gone

The Count is on his way Very sad news for us but he has his dream move happening. Who can resist Spain Barcelona and the great weather. Some clubs have too much money which doesn't level the playing fields
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Some surprising statistics...

Liverpool 2013/14 after 20 games:

- scored: 46

- conceded: 23

- points: 39

- position: 4th

- points off top: 6

Liverpool 2017/18 after 20 games:

- scored: 46

- conceded: 23

- points: 38

- position: 4th

- points off top: 20

Liverpool have had a virtually identical season, statistically, to the one where we still could've won the league on the final day (although it was…

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The downside of Social Media Pt2

We've just won 4 nil away and the loons are on Social media castigating Wijnaldum for not contributing enough, and Mane shouldnt play next game because he's not good enough(dip in form). Where do we get these Cretins from . I guy wrote if Mane plays next week we should sack Klopp.Priceless

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The downside of Social Media

Been a lot of social media blogs tweets face book comments etc from a section of  our worldwide fan base scapegoating certain players. Henderson , Mignolet, Lovren Moreno  even Klopp, to name the major focus. It seems this gives an unfettered platform for frankly comments that go beyond reasonable discussion. Lovren's family threatened, Henderson taken over from Lucas as the whipping boy . These are not automatons , all footballers form will dip from time to time, and social media comments…

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Sevilla - How, Why And Looking Forward

There's no denying it, the result against Sevilla felt like a kick in the teeth. And yet, in years gone by most of us would have happily accepted an away draw to a club that had recently beaten us in a European final. It was the manner of the recent draw that made it hard to swallow, going ahead by three goals and then conceding three goals. I would argue, with the benefit of retrospection, perhaps we shouldn't be quite so surprised with what occurred in Seville and it may even work in our…

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What Next? Part 2 - What Actually Happened

As I wrote a blog titled 'What Next?' describing the choices Jurgen Klopp had regarding his defence for the Huddersfield game I thought it would make sense to write a follow-up blog showing what our manager actually chose to do. At this point I must hold my hands up and admit I listened to the game live on the radio with my elderly parents (they refuse to get Sky, can't really blame them) but I did see the highlights. As I didn't get to view the whole game in real time I searched around for…

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Sturridge Dilemma?

It's and old chestnut i know but it was something UncleRed said earlier that got me thinking about the situation with sturridge. We all know what Sturridge is capable of but we also know how injury prone he can be. We need only to look at his goal yesterday, how cool, calm and collected was he to finish like that, he made it look so easy, this is what sturridge is all about but he simply can't do this sitting on a bench and here lies the problem. Klopp clearly favours Firmino but clearly…

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What next?

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Since Liverpool's rather bemusing thumping by Spurs I've spent a couple of sleepless nights wondering how on Earth the club turns this situation around. With about a dozen weeks remaining until the January transfer window opens any answer to our prayers will have to come from within the club, at least initially. Although superficially it seems Klopp has painted himself…

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If A Contractor Offered to Rebuild Your Home...

You inherited a house in need of repair - leaky roof, cracked foundation, etc. and in response to an ad, a famous architect offered to rebuild your home using an unusual methodology - he proposed to repair the roof first, holding it in place with wire and using the existing foundation (cracks and all) as a base.  The prestige of having a house built by a famous architect was too great to pass up, so you accepted his proposal and work began on the house.  Everything seemed to be proceeding…

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