When you also factor in, arguably, he cost Dalglish his job perhaps it says more about Liverpool's desparate position: How many other class players do they have at present? Take out Gerrard who's into the autumn of his career, Reina now gooooone the Liverpool stock room is looking a little thin.
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It's a team game PP, if it was just the team with the best players winning all the time, Man City or Chelsaea would have won the title last year.
Countinho is a little genius, just hope we can keep him when the likes of Barce come knocking.
And of course there's Agger, Aspas looks good, and Sturridge is going to have a storming season when Suarez finally EDITEDs off.
Let's see what happens this season, but I'd like Suarez to be gone, even if we have to wait until January to get a replacement.
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It's a team game PP, if it was just the team with the best players winning all the time, Man City or Chelsaea....
Of course it's a team game but you also need a excellent spine (Chelsea have been perfect examples: Cech, Terry, Makelele, Lampard, Droggy). the biggest problem for Liverpool now is not whether to sell Mr. Munchkins but when. Problem with that is the "window" is only two weeks before closure.
IMO Liverpool and Rodgers, although I feel sorry for the manager, have dealt with this whole saga badly. Suarez will go by Sept. 1st and Liverpool won't have time to find a half-decent replacement.
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Okay -- compare the spine of the Livepool sides during the 70s and 80s. Different class to the current crop. All successful teams need a solid spine...
As I stated earlier in this thread getting a replacement in is the major problem for Liverpool and is a big factor in the clubs stance with Suarez, he obviously wants out but again as I said earlier the club will want to avoid another Andy Carrol situation when Torres left. If Suarez does go though I'm pretty sure it will be a last day of the window deal after Liverpool have had some time to line someone up but with the window closing in 3 weeks time that simply won't be easy. Alot of players have moved or are moving which makes getting someone in during these last three weeks very difficult and of course Liverpool will be held to ransom over the price as everyone knows Suarez wants out.
As regards the spine of the team I don't think it's as bad as plastic penguin makes out, Liverpool have a young squad that needs to prove itself and of course it's not up to the standard of previous Liverpool squads but that's the state of the game today...if you don't have a big budget and champions league football you don't get the best players. The current spine of the team is pretty good Mignolet, Agger, Skertl, Lucas, Gerrard, Coutinho and Suarez (Sturridge if Suarez leaves obviously weakens that spine).
OK so it's not up to the standard of both Manchester clubs and Chelsea but it does compare to both Arsenal and Spurs so champions league is possible if the team is strengthened further before the window closes, a left back is a priority and as it looks like Downing is moving to West Ham and the club taking another £15 millon hit then a left winger is also a high priority.
The Suarez saga will go right down to the wire in my opinion but over the last few days the signs are it's at stalemate but personally I hope the club moves him on, take the money and spend it wisely on two or three extra quality signings. I still don't like the idea of selling him to Arsenal though and to me it seems to be a sideways move for Suarez.
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News breaking this morning that Suarez is staying at Liverpool, not only that but he will sign a contract extension...I'm stunned and as Liverpool supporter I'm simply flabergasted that the club would reward a player that has acted as he has throughout the summer in angling for a move away from Anfield with a new contract and probably a wage increase. I for one won't forget the way in which he has conducted himself this summer if this story is true and he ends up staying...the guy is the epitomy of everything that is wrong with the modern footballer and that shouldn't be forgotten by LFC or any of the fans.
Gutter rat of football.
Good news if it's true.
If we can get one more similar year out of him I think we stand a chance of top 4. No one player is bigger than the club, but the club needs the biggest players to succeed.
I also don't think his statements were that bad. And I have no idea if he was given a verbal agreement or not, as I wasn't there.
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If Suarez it's the worst person in the world ... why Liverpool don't want to sell him? ...
Only Suarez in the history of the premier wants to be transferred? ...
Liverpool is the lighthouse of the moral? ...
Ok ... what i mean? ... football = business ... big business of fat fishes
Beyond that it's only "blah blah blah" ... only for supporters it's a game with heart
So ... come on ... i know that english society have many culture differences with latin america ... but there are many things that are the same
Told you boys! He gets a flipping pay rise!
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Kudos gel you did indeed predict this but I'm still stunned the club would reward a player who acted in this way. So the moral of this story is that if you stamp your feet like a pathetic child you will get either a bumper new contract or a move to the club of your choice...simply ludicrous! In what other business would this be deemed acceptable behaviour other than banking where greed is good it seems?
Yes Liverpool are building a team around him and he remains a great player but it's sending the wrong message that this sort of thing will be tolerated and even rewarded!
It's simply not the Liverpool way...although there seems to be no such thing anymore and that saddens me.
Grant Holt did sort of the same thing last year at Norwich and indeed got a pay rise too! I wish I could do something like that.
There's nothing official on either him staying, or on him getting a new contract.
If (and it's a big if), he has decided to stay because he has been offered a new contract, then I'm guessing three things.
1. The contract will have a clause of him being able to leave if LFC don't qualify for the Champions League this season.
2. The fee a club will have to pay to trigger a sale will be over £50,000,000
3. There will be a clause about his future behaviour
I've made my feelings clear, I'd rather he was sold, but if he has to stay, then he better EDITED apologise, and also learn to behave like an adult.
Read the article here:
It seems to stem from a quote give to a latin american journalist whilst he was on international duty with Uruguay despite the self imposed ban on comments about his Liverpool future (or lack of one). Not sure what to make of it but certainly no-one from either camp was quick to dismiss it so make of that what you will. In answer to your points...
1. The contract extension is simply an extension to the existing one
2. No idea as it's not been mentioned but if a figure of £55 million or more is not quoted then I would be very surprised.
3. Possibly...it would seem very stupid not to add such a thing given his behaviour this summer and any club would want assurances about further behaviour such as that seen this summer, I doubt Liverpool would tollerate another summer like this, no?
I agree with you totally and would rather he was sold too as far too much of this summer and pre season has been taken up by this saga...I don't see him apologising either as that's just not something I see him doing which won't make him popular amongst the supporters any time soon. No values, no class and no loyalty that's what Liverpool supporters can look forward to, he needs to go and the sooner the better IMO.
The article means nothing oldboy, just gossip.
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