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The rebuild... how would you plan it?

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by bluebell, Mar 31, 2022.

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  1. bluebell

    bluebell Well-Known Member

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    #Player & PositionDate Of BirthAge (2022)
        
     
    13AdriánJan 3, 198734
    Goalkeeper
        
     
    4Virgil van DijkJul 8, 199130
    Centre-Back
        
     
    32Joel MatipAug 8, 199130
    Centre-Back
        
     
    26   
     
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    66   
     
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    3   
     
    6ThiagoApr 11, 199130
    Central Midfield
    46   
     
    8   
     
    14Jordan HendersonJun 17, 199031
    Central Midfield
    15   
     
    7James MilnerJan 4, 198635
    Central Midfield
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    58   
     
    10Sadio ManéApr 10, 199229
    Left Winger
    20   
     
    18   
     
    11Mohamed SalahJun 15, 199229
    Right Winger
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    9Roberto FirminoOct 2, 199129
    Centre-Forward
    27   
    8 players that are 29 and over, who are given significant game time, who would you keep and for how long, and who would you try to cash in the summer. This is about what you would do, not what you think the club will do.
     
  2. Gary25

    Gary25 Well-Known Member

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    Be arsed with this topic now whilst the quad is on.
     
  3. Hansern

    Hansern SCM Addict Member

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    I'd plan it in the best possible way....

    Now, focus on the quad.
     
  4. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    The first thing I wouldn't do is what you'd do ! Sell them all and go for half a dozen of the unproven young players you advocate we buy !

    OK seriously. Admit that sports science has extended the viable playing careers of top players at the zenith of their powers. CBs to say 35 on average, forwards to 32-33, midfielders the same. That would explain why we have not been in any desperate hurry (unlike some of our fans) to sell our players. It would also explain what seems to be our current policy of maybe 2 (3 max.) serious punts on 1st team players per season (2 transfer windows).

    So on that basis (which I agree with so it's also my opinion) :

    Bye bye Adrian (but not because of age but because of quality and we don't need him).

    VvD - at least 5 years remaining, nothing to be done at all as far as CBs are concerned because we are already working on the next generation.
    Matip - less durable so I expect only another 2-3 seasons out of him.

    Thiago - his class means that even if he can only play 30-40 games a season he has at least another 2 seasons with us. So that means the gradual introduction of a potential replacement.

    Hendo - the most at risk of our senior midfielders to immediate replacement (I'm assuming Millie is gone either this Summer or next at the very latest). If we were to get say Bellingham, then reduced to squad player next season.

    Mane - if Mo re-signs (as I believe he will once the dust settles on this season) then I think he'll be gone this Summer (though hopefully stay another season in the squad). A lot depends on whether we need the money his sale would generate.

    Mo. - I think he'll re-sign and hopefully stay another 3-4 seasons.

    Firmino - I can see him staying another 2-3 seasons because of his value in certain games and off the bench, and he'll be happy with that as will I.

    So to reiterate. There is absolutely no great hurry, bring in 2-3 new players per year (at least 1 p.a. will not reach the expected level) to refresh.
     
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  5. Halmeister

    Halmeister Some sort of pun about having a well known member Member

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    Quad isn't happening. We're not even the best team in the north west of England
     
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  6. bluebell

    bluebell Well-Known Member

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    Unlike @Brizzle and @Wet WetDreambeliever, I have no impact on games.
     
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  7. Brizzle

    Brizzle Very Well-Known Member

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    Let’s not forget Oncy here. Since we sacrificed him we’ve had the privilege to witness the greatest team that most of us have seen and ever will see!

    RIP Oncy.
     
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  8. momoWASboss

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

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    Oncy’s sacrifice brought number 19.

    FoxForceFive mysteriously disappeared before the start of the season. And we’re winning the quad.
     
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    LeTallecWiz Administrator Administrator

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    I will resurrect FFF if we win the quad - how about that?
     
  10. momoWASboss

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

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    So we can kill him again before next season?
     
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  12. King Binny

    King Binny Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    Step 1: Persuade Klopp to sign an extension

    Seriously speaking, it’ll be easier to attract talents if they know Klopp is going to be here to develop them.
     
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  13. Brizzle

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    He’ll be livid to see we’ve consolidated Pre match /match/post match threads into one single thread.

    THE SYSTEM
     
  14. momoWASboss

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

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    Another benefit of his untimely death.
     
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    tombrown Part of the Furniture Member

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    Sell them all, then ask David Wagner who he would like us to buy to replace them
     
  16. The Nomad

    The Nomad Very Well-Known Member

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    I mean he did give us Kabak.
     
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    bluebell Well-Known Member

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    Klopp loves work but he also loves his family. I think he is in the office at 8am and leaves at 8pm most evenings, leaving little time for the family So my if I was Henry, I would hire Klopps wife to help run the clubs Charity funds, and get Klopp's son as part of the backroom staff.
    Pep should be given more responsibilities like cup games, which will also allow Klopp to spend more time with his family.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    I'd do it on a Tuesday, hate Mondays.
     
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    King Binny Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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  20. The Nomad

    The Nomad Very Well-Known Member

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    Carvalho has already replaced him.
     
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