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The preseason thread

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by momoWASboss, Jul 2, 2022.

  1. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss If you take me seriously then you’re an idiot Member

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    Players returning for pre-season on July 4:Adrian, Carvalho, Davies, Diaz, Elliott, Firmino, Gomez, Henderson, Kelleher, Konate, Matip, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phillips, Ramsay, Thiago, N. Williams, R. Williams, Van den Berg.

    The remaining members of the squad will join pre-season training later in the week following their international commitments during the summer



    Got the scum in 10 days. Maybe 9. They’re shit.
     
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    Hass Very Well-Known Member

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    We could play the reserves and still twat utd
     
  3. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss If you take me seriously then you’re an idiot Member

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    Play the women.
     
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  4. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    A whole lot of CBs in that squad
     
  5. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss If you take me seriously then you’re an idiot Member

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    And the ox. Just for you.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Yay...
     
  7. My_Blood_Bleeds_Red

    My_Blood_Bleeds_Red Well-Known Member

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    Ramsay ? Gordon or Aaron ?
     
  8. StevieM

    StevieM SCM's resident Beer Nazi, Wine Snob & Comic Geek Honorary Member

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    Bolton… the sausage chopping bastard.
     
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    tomasjj Well-Known Member

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    players don't have enough of a break

    madness the whole set up nowadays, all about the amount of games=money
     
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    They're coming to Thailand and Singapore. They can have a break here...We'll take good care of them. Just play the kids and leave the first team on the beach!
     
  11. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss If you take me seriously then you’re an idiot Member

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    Starting the season early for the work cup doesn’t help. Even had been a summer cup some players still would be at it.

    Easy solution. Get rids of internationals.
     
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  12. Shay_K

    Shay_K Si tacuisses philosophus mansisses Member

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    Careful Dude, it sounds like you're dissing women's league. This comment could easily attract Dantes, Rossco and a swarm of mods and then the thread would have to be transfered off to GCF.
     
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  13. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss If you take me seriously then you’re an idiot Member

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    It’s shit.
     
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    Red rose Well-Known Member

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    Yayyyy

     
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    Liverpool’s decision to line up pre-season friendlies against RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg is perhaps multifaceted.
    Ostensibly, of course, it’s a means of building fitness ahead of the new campaign by facing two Champions League-calibre sides. And it’s also convenient — the Reds will travel from south-east Asia to Austria for a training camp midway through the month, and so it makes sense to schedule games against the reigning league champions and a side from just across the border.

    But beyond that, Liverpool will see it as a means of further strengthening the relationship with the Red Bull-owned clubs. They’ve done plenty of business in recent years, signing Naby Keïta, Ibrahima Konaté and Takumi Minamino, and clearly hold Red Bull’s talent spotting, youth development and overarching football philosophy in high regard.

    Facing Salzburg and Leipzig will give Jürgen Klopp, then, a chance to run the rule over future transfer targets. Who might he be keeping a close eye on?

    Well, perhaps the most likely candidate is Luka Sučić. Goal’s Neil Jones recently reported that members of Liverpool’s recruitment team view the 19-year-old as a ‘potentially elite prospect’.
    A left-footer, Sučić offers a real goal threat from central midfield, netting 11 times in all competitions last season, and creatively, he’s often the man to play the final ball, ranking in the 92nd percentile for open-play passes leading to a shot attempt. He unsurprisingly added five assists to his double-figure goal tally.

    Sučić is also very active out of possession, tackling 47.1 per cent of dribblers (88th percentile) and, eye-catchingly, averaging 5.44 pressures in the opposition third per 90 (95th percentile).
    He’s already notched three caps for Croatia and came in at 38th in FourFourTwo’s list of the most exciting teenagers in world football earlier this year. It’s easy to understand the hype.

    Liverpool might also be intrigued by one of his midfield partners, Mohamed Camara. As it stands, Brighton are thought to be the favourites to land the Malian this summer and that’s a good sign, given that they came close to landing Darwin Núñez before he exploded at Benfica.
    The data is so impressive that the Reds might be tempted to intervene. Camara is a competent distributor, ranking in the 89th percentile for medium pass completion and the 75th for long pass completion, but what really stands out is his ball-winning abilities.
    He’s in the top 15 percentiles for interceptions (85th), tackles won (90th) and, most impressively, pressing success rate (99th). That speaks to his ability to read the game, sense when an opportunity for a turnover arises and close off the angles.
    He’s also in the highest bracket for fouls drawn per 90, which will be another asset for his next club. Camara, who impressed in the 1-1 Champions League Round of 16 draw with Bayern Munich, looks like the next high-profile export from Salzburg.
    But what about Leipzig? Liverpool may well admire their established stars like Joško Gvardiol, Konrad Laimer and Christopher Nkunku, but there’s also an out-of-favour option: Ilaix Moriba.
     
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    Happy days. I like this guy :) ‘Back in business’ big smiles and happy

     
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    Liverpool are back for the first day of pre-season at the AXA Training Centre, with 18-year-old Luke Chambers a surprise inclusion to the first-team squad.
    The first group of Liverpool players are back in Kirkby and undergoing fitness tests for day one of pre-season, with those to report back split into groups.

    New signings Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay were part of the first group to be put through their paces along with Luis Diaz, Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Harvey Elliott.
    Later in the day, the second group were checked up on in the gym, with Chambers joining the likes of Caoimhin Kelleher, Nat Phillips and Ben Davies.

    It was a surprise appearance from the teenager, who was part of the England squad to win the Under-19 Euros in Slovakia last week, but comes after praise from Pepijn Lijnders back in January.
    “Bobby Clark, Luke Chambers, Stefan [Bajcetic]…they all stand out!” the assistant manager said.
    “I hope they come with us to pre-season, because that’s really important, that they first come to a proper pre-season, four, five weeks of training with us, to know exactly how we want to do things.”
    Chambers has turned down the offer of a post-season holiday in favour of a big opportunity with the senior squad, who are still without 11 key names for the rest of the week.

    Having only turned 18 two weeks ago, Chambers was one of the youngest players in the England U19s group, and unsurprisingly will be among the youngest to train under Jurgen Klopp this month.

    He was a regular starter for the Liverpool under-18s last season, often wearing the captain’s armband, and also featured for the under-19s in the UEFA Youth League and the under-21s in the EFL Trophy.
    The youngster showed his flexibility by switching between left-back and centre-back, though his long-term future is likely to be as a full-back.
    There is even a chance he plays in the opening friendly of pre-season, with neither Andy Robertson nor Kostas Tsimikas expected to be involved in the meeting with Man United in Bangkok on July 12.
    It would be a big test for Chambers, but there is clearly faith within the senior setup that he can step up and perform.


     
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    Gerry_A_Trick Very Well-Known Member

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    Why is Kelleher back already, he was playing as many internationals as anyone.
     
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    Where’s Jurgen I wanna know :D thought he may of been there first day to say hello to the newbies and give them a hug

    Edit; presume he’s back with the others end of week.
     
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    Why do the top prospects from our youth teams anorexic
     

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