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  • motti82 21 Aug 2013 22:44:47 2,864 posts
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    I think that Benteke will give our back five a horrible time like he did last season. Just how that the extra time will benefit us.
  • jamievilla 21 Aug 2013 22:56:30 508 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Like Mourinho's comments. Especially the one on Benteke being dirty.
    I couldn't help but smile at that. That and the patronising comments directed at Lambert as well.. The more things change the more they stay the same..
  • faux_carnation 22 Aug 2013 00:07:51 9,091 posts
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    Liverpool all set to sign Will Hughes for 10m and loan him straight back to Derby for the rest of the season. Really makes up for all the marquee signings we've been missing out on. Oh yes.

    Boatmurdered FC

  • Orange 22 Aug 2013 00:33:56 4,672 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Liverpool all set to sign Will Hughes for 10m and loan him straight back to Derby for the rest of the season. Really makes up for all the marquee signings we've been missing out on. Oh yes.
    On the plus side he twitter follows the EDL and Tommy Robinson. Should fit right in.
  • Trowel 22 Aug 2013 07:59:15 17,464 posts
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    Benzema would be the perfect panic signing for Arsenal. Not sure why they'd want Di Maria though - surely they already have enough wide players with no end product.
  • FutileResistor 22 Aug 2013 08:03:16 1,221 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Liverpool all set to sign Will Hughes for 10m and loan him straight back to Derby for the rest of the season. Really makes up for all the marquee signings we've been missing out on. Oh yes.
    I like the player, very talented but that's a hell of a lot for an 18 year old and we have a ton of talented young central midfielders around his age already at the club. He's not ready yet to be a starter and you'd think still won't be after another year at Derby.

    I would rather not have another Danny Wilson/Sebastian Coates type situation where we take a promising young player playing competitive football and then basically ruining their career because they're not quite good enough to get any playing time except in our reserves.
  • MadCaddy13 22 Aug 2013 08:07:57 1,858 posts
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    That's too much money to give to the sheep shaggers too
  • THFourteen 22 Aug 2013 08:09:33 32,896 posts
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    Arsenals is amazing, Wagner 4eva!!!!!111
  • Trowel 22 Aug 2013 08:13:45 17,464 posts
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    Of course the other nice angle to Arsenal signing Benzema would be it increases the chance of Suarez moving to Real, weakening Arsenal's main competition for the Europa League spot.

    Well played Arsene, well played...
  • FWB 22 Aug 2013 08:17:03 43,882 posts
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    Liverpool in spunking money shocker!

    That said, given the figures that are now being thrown around for others, it probably isn't too insane. The influx of TV money really hasn't done anything. All that has happened is that prices have shot up around the board, so we are all in the same position we started off.
  • Dougs 22 Aug 2013 08:43:40 66,748 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Of course the other nice angle to Arsenal signing Benzema would be it increases the chance of Suarez moving to Real, weakening Arsenal's main competition for the Europa League spot.

    Well played Arsene, well played...
    I think that's exactly what will happen! Not Benzema's biggest fan really, but I quite like Di Maria. Inconsistent, but he's the kind of silky player I like that glides past people. Reminds me a little of Pires.
  • kalel 22 Aug 2013 08:45:15 86,427 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Of course the other nice angle to Arsenal signing Benzema would be it increases the chance of Suarez moving to Real, weakening Arsenal's main competition for the Europa League spot.

    Well played Arsene, well played...
    I guess also going for Di Maria would similarly help the Bale move as well.

    I would be fairly surprised to see Madrid let Benzema go. They've kind of chosen him over Higuain now. I suppose Suarez would be a replacement of sorts.

    Di Maria seems the more likely to come off.
  • morriss 22 Aug 2013 08:49:24 70,911 posts
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    Lamela's brother and this guy https://twitter.com/bosco08 says Lamela is joining us tomorrow.

    Edited by morriss at 08:54:01 22-08-2013
  • Dougs 22 Aug 2013 08:52:32 66,748 posts
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    Benzema is Perez and Zidane's favourite, so can't see it either.
  • LeD 22 Aug 2013 08:53:29 6,210 posts
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    He's shit anyway. Seriously.
  • FutileResistor 22 Aug 2013 08:55:46 1,221 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    ★Anfields Greatest★ @RedToTheBone
    Liverpool have made a 25.5 million bid for Erik Lamela. (Tony Barrett, The Times) #LFC
    Heh :)
    Isn't that a Bit pointless if Spurs have already had a 30m bid rejected?
    30m is insane for this player, I think anything over 16m is a real gamble. Pacy, good use of the ball with a bit of vision and a decent shot but just doesn't get involved enough in games, completely one-footed and he always dribbles left (like Dembele in that respect). Any decent coach or intelligent defender would spot that in seconds and his effectiveness at dribbling would be vastly reduced just by showing him right. It doesn't completely nullify him as he's good passer. Also, because he only dribbles left it means he always cuts in and that should open up space for Walker to attack down the wing.

    He'll probably rip up the league now I've said that. Ah well it'll be novel for Spurs fans to see intelligent use of the ball from their right winger I suppose.
  • kalel 22 Aug 2013 09:03:21 86,427 posts
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    Liverpool fans have now firmly replaced the position previously held by Newcastle fans on here.
  • mikeck 22 Aug 2013 09:07:14 1,905 posts
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    How is Benzema only 25 years old? Feels like he's been around for donkeys years. Does he play much for Madrid, to me it feels like he's become a bit of a forgotten man, which is a massive shame if true.

    I really hope Arsenal don't get him as I think he'd be devastating in the Premier League.
  • Dougs 22 Aug 2013 09:08:43 66,748 posts
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    Yeah, he's 1st choice. Which is why I just can't see them selling unless they are getting Suarez. I know Spurs got by with Bale and no striker last season but...
  • robc84 22 Aug 2013 09:10:30 5,343 posts
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    To be fair, Bale is also very one footed. It's all well and good saying 'show him onto his right', but its not always that easy.

    Good players find a way to counter these problems. Hopefully Lamela is one of these players.
  • kalel 22 Aug 2013 09:10:33 86,427 posts
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    But also surely Higuain was sold with the possibility of Suarez coming in partly in mind. They're already slightly short up front, although Bale and Ronaldo will both be considered forwards I guess.
  • kalel 22 Aug 2013 09:11:58 86,427 posts
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    robc84 wrote:
    To be fair, Bale is also very one footed. It's all well and good saying 'show him onto his right', but its not always that easy.

    Good players find a way to counter these problems. Hopefully Lamela is one of these players.
    Just ignore him. He's just a kid, and he's already got a great goal and assist record, and is ridiculously skilled on the ball. Liverpool fans would be absolutely creaming themselves if he was going there.
  • robc84 22 Aug 2013 09:15:16 5,343 posts
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    Benzema seems to be like a Ribery sort of player to me. In that people say how amazing he is, but whenever I see him play he seems a bit crap, and lazy. Probably amazing the other 99% of the time though.
  • kalel 22 Aug 2013 09:15:44 86,427 posts
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    Also given he's a right-sided forward as opposed to a winger, cutting in to the left is kind of his remit.
  • morriss 22 Aug 2013 09:16:41 70,911 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    robc84 wrote:
    To be fair, Bale is also very one footed. It's all well and good saying 'show him onto his right', but its not always that easy.

    Good players find a way to counter these problems. Hopefully Lamela is one of these players.
    Just ignore him. He's just a kid, and he's already got a great goal and assist record, and is ridiculously skilled on the ball. Liverpool fans would be absolutely creaming themselves if he was going there.
    :)
  • Dougs 22 Aug 2013 09:16:45 66,748 posts
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    See also Raul. Who never looked up to much but seemingly always scored every game I didn't watch him in
  • kalel 22 Aug 2013 09:19:20 86,427 posts
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    I'd like to think our special relationship with Madrid would extent to their relationship with Arsenal.
  • mikeck 22 Aug 2013 09:28:26 1,905 posts
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    For that alone, our special relationship would be worthwhile. If we could veto every Madrid deal going into the PL that would be very helpful.

    "Arsenal want Benzema. Okay, string them along all pre-season then hit them with a 100M pricetag please".

    :p
  • kalel 22 Aug 2013 09:29:02 86,427 posts
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    It's what they did with Higuain...
  • mcmonkeyplc 22 Aug 2013 09:32:27 39,388 posts
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    Real going bust would be nice.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

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