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Lynild
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19. maj 23:18
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Der har været lidt fokus på 2001-holdet online den seneste uge, med hyldest af Hyypia og interview med Hamann der siger, at det finalehold var bedre end 2005-holdet (hvilket han har en pointe i).

Jeg toppede den i dag med highlights fra nedsablingen af Claus Jensens Charlton, hvor Gud scorer et af de mest mindeværdige mål i min Liverpool-karriere. Hvilken line-up i den kamp! Gary Mac, Berger, Fowler, Gerrard osv. Owen var også med (dengang kunne jeg stadig lide ham), og selv Westerweld stod en god kamp, så det ud til.

Det er helt utroligt, at det lykkedes Houllier at fucke det hold op, og ende med at tvinge Fowler ud af klubben. Selv imod Alaves i finalen kom han ind og scorede, fantastisk angriber!

Tjek truppen på Wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000–01_Liverpool_F.C._season
Zacha
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20. maj 07:44
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Vil sige at noget af det mest bemærkelsesværdige i den sæson var at Leeds smed næsten 5 mio. pund for Dominic Matteo. Ham havde jeg aldrig den store fidus til. Efter selv dagens standarder havde det jo været en vanvittig god transfer for en yderst middelmådig spiller.

Men det var en ret fedt hold dengang - fulgte klubben ret tæt, da jeg boede i London i den periode.

Arbejdede hos Chelsea og min chef havde skaffet billetter til Liga Cup finalen - desværre kom der lige noget i vejen, så jeg ikke kom afsted - ville ellers have været en fed tur til Cardiff. Selvom jeg husker finalen som ret "tung" og kedelig, så er en finalesejr jo aldrig skidt!

Lynild
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20. maj 09:18
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Ja, man havde nogle gode venner i Leeds i de år. Fowler gik også for en ret stor sum, husker jeg.

Faktisk blev der handlet ret fornuftigt det år. Matteo blev skiftet nærmest direkte med Ziege, og McAllister, Babbel og Litmanen kom ind på fri.

Det er utroligt, at Houliier havde så meget talent til rådighed i 2001 od alligevel endte med en decimeret trup i tre-fire år efter.
YNWA"96"
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20. maj 22:03
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Lidt fra JP om det vi har debatteret på det sidste. Måske ikke så meget nyt, men han får samlet det hele meget godt op.




It was never going to be a busy summer for Liverpool in the transfer market.

With Jurgen Klopp’s side on the brink of adding the Premier League title to the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup they had won over the previous 12 months, only fine-tuning rather than a major shopping spree was anticipated.

The vast majority of the club’s key personnel are yet to reach their peak and, with the notable exception of midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, they are all tied down to long-term deals. Klopp had penned his own contract extension back in December, enthused by the belief that everything was in place to keep the good times rolling at Anfield.

As thoughts turned to planning for the 2020-21 season prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions with sporting director Michael Edwards and the club’s recruitment staff centred on bolstering their attacking options. High-calibre back-up for the established front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino was on the agenda.

That need was intensified by the announcement that the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon would be moved from June to January next year. A fuming Klopp labelled that decision “a catastrophe” for Liverpool as he pondered the grim prospect of losing Salah, Mane and midfielder Naby Keita for up to six weeks at a crucial period of the campaign.

Shortly before the shutdown, it appeared that Liverpool were closing in on the perfect solution. Timo Werner ticked all the boxes — quick, direct and prolific. An established Germany international, he had scored 21 goals and provided seven assists in 25 Bundesliga matches in 2019-20. He had been on Liverpool’s radar since his days at Stuttgart in 2015 and was viewed as an ideal fit stylistically.

Publicly, as the speculation increased, the RB Leipzig frontman spoke about his pride at being linked with a move to Anfield and labelled Klopp “the best coach in the world”. Privately, he made it clear that despite interest from Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea, Liverpool was his destination of choice. He wasn’t put off by the fact that there would be no guarantees about his place in the pecking order. The pulling power of Klopp was a big factor.

With a release clause of €60 million (£53.7 million), which can be triggered in June, it looked like a no-brainer for Liverpool — a shrewd investment and the kind of deal that made sense for all parties.

However, that was before all the upheaval caused by COVID-19. Now the landscape has been transformed. Uncertainty reigns. Werner’s future is in the balance.


Senior Anfield sources insist Liverpool are unlikely to make any major signings this summer. They point to the huge financial impact of the crisis and the fact that as things stand they don’t even know either when the transfer window will open or when next season will start.

“Our revenues have been shut off yet our outgoings remain,” wrote chief executive Peter Moore in an open letter to fans after Liverpool reversed their decision to furlough hundreds of staff last month. He also warned about the prospect of “unprecedented operating losses” for a club whose annual wage bill stands at £310 million.

Owners Fenway Sports Group don’t take money out of the club but they expect it to live within its means. Their success has been based on sustained growth across all areas. That has been halted by circumstances beyond their control. A massive drop in cash coming in inevitably means that less can be reinvested.

Although their latest accounts showed a pre-tax profit of £42 million and record revenues of £533 million, club officials point to the fact that those figures are already a year old and only provide a snapshot.

The full cost of the current crisis remains unclear but it’s escalating by the week.

Match-day revenue is currently worth £84 million to Liverpool per season but there’s a fear that matches will have to be played behind closed doors well into 2021. Liverpool will refund fans with tickets for their remaining games this season and they have placed their season ticket renewal process on hold. Every home game played without fans will leave a shortfall in excess of £3 million.

Media revenue, which stood at £261 million for Liverpool in 2018-19, will be severely hit by the rebates being demanded by domestic and international broadcasters.

And then you have got the commercial revenue, which had leaped by 22 per cent to £188 million for 2018-19 under the guidance of managing director Billy Hogan. Liverpool’s club shops would have expected record sales in the wake of being crowned Premier League champions. Instead, they have been locked up for the past two months.

One of the big attractions of the new five-year kit deal signed with Nike, which officially starts next month, was that its value would keep rising.

Liverpool accepted a relatively low base fee of £30 million per season (the current deal with New Balance is worth £40 million) on the basis that they would also bank 20 per cent of all net sales of merchandise.

Nike have vowed to get LFC goods into around 6,000 stores globally — roughly double the current number. But Liverpool are reliant on people feeling safe enough to go shopping again over the coming months as well as having the disposable income to do so in a tough economic climate.

Doubts also surround instalments due to be paid by the club’s army of global sponsors given that in the absence of football Liverpool have been unable to fulfil their side of the bargain in terms of exposure.

As for pre-season, the continued absence of supporters from stadiums will cost the club millions of pounds. Before the pandemic, Liverpool had decided to stay in Europe for the first time in a decade and play a series of lucrative matches across the continent against elite opposition. However, those plans have since been torn up.

Moore and Hogan were among more than a dozen executive club staff who voluntarily took a 25 per cent pay cut early on in the crisis.

Work on the new training complex at Kirkby has now fully restarted after being shut down for six weeks by contractors McLaughlin & Harvey due to social distancing guidelines. The £50 million cost is being spread across three financial years.

The £60 million redevelopment of the Anfield Road stand was recently placed on hold for 12 months and won’t now be completed until at least the summer of 2023.

This is the backdrop to all the talk about Werner and the club’s transfer activity this summer.

Another factor to consider is the impact of COVID-19 on potential outgoings from Klopp’s squad.

Liverpool had slapped a €30 million (£26.7 million) price tag on Xherdan Shaqiri, having turned down loan interest from Sevilla and Roma back in January. That valuation looked optimistic at the time given the Swiss attacker’s injury woes and now it appears fanciful.

Bumper offers were expected for winger Harry Wilson and midfielder Marko Grujic, currently on loan at Bournemouth and Hertha Berlin respectively. Pocketing £40 million for the pair would have realistic before the shutdown but not any more.

Liverpool must decide whether to accept lower fees for those on the fringes or keep hold of them until the market recovers somewhat.

Loris Karius is for sale after cancelling his loan contract with Besiktas and Liverpool will attempt to find a new club for him before pre-season begins. Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne will both leave as free agents but talented youngsters Curtis Jones and Neco Williams are rated highly and tipped to step up in their absence.

The lack of natural cover for left-back Andy Robertson is often flagged as a weakness in the squad but vice-captain James Milner can deputise there and academy graduates Adam Lewis and Yasser Larouci are also options.

So what about Werner? As The Athletic revealed last weekend, he wants to either join Liverpool this summer or stay at Leipzig and revisit the matter in 2021.

Much will hinge on what happens with the Premier League’s “Project Restart” and what kind of outlay the Anfield hierarchy believe can be justified when things are clearer regarding next season.

Will Leipzig be prepared to compromise and accept less than €60 million in the knowledge that Werner’s release clause drops to €40 million next June?

Relations between the two clubs are good following the transfer of Keita. Back in the summer of 2017, Edwards saw off competition for the Guinea international’s signature by agreeing a deal 12 months in advance, which saw Liverpool pay a premium on top of his release clause.

Waiting a season for Werner in a similar fashion would certainly be deemed more palatable if January’s Africa Cup of Nations is called off and Liverpool don’t have to battle on without Salah and Mane mid-season. That’s a distinct possibility, with four rounds of qualifiers for the tournament still to be played due to all the postponements.

Klopp does have options with his front line. More will be expected from Takumi Minamino after a tricky period of adaptation following his £7.25 million move from Salzburg in January. Divock Origi will hope to kick on and Shaqiri may even decide to stick around.

The Liverpool manager has high hopes for teenager Harvey Elliott, who has enjoyed an excellent debut season at the club after signing from Fulham. Jones is another gifted attacker and Rhian Brewster has impressed on loan at Swansea City.

Klopp’s pursuit of Virgil van Dijk showed he’s prepared to bide his time to get his man rather than shift to a Plan B.

Some Premier League clubs may decide to gamble in this summer’s transfer market regardless but Liverpool won’t be one of them. They aren’t one of those playing catch-up.

Too much is up in the air for them to commit to anything. Werner will have to wait until there’s some clarity.
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
Bill Shankly
kanmandet
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21. maj 20:36
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Helt ærligt, så kunne jeg godt tænke mig at man skippede Keita, Wilson, Clyne, Grujic og Shaqiri videre og brugte pengene på Werner eller Havartz. Og så fik Curtis, Elliott, Neco ind i stedet. Håbe på Lallana vil forlænge som breddespiller. Som VB så tror jeg en spiller som Adam Lewis kan udvikle sig til en habil spiller hvis han kan ryste sine skader af sig.
"Mo Salah, world class, but not every day. Sadio Mane, world class, but not every day. Roberto Firmino, world class, pretty much every day."
Thy87
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22. maj 19:47
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Ahh jeg er sku ikke klar på at skippe Keita af endnu. Og synes Grujic som erstatning for Lallana I truppen kunne være interessant. For at give ham en chance. Han spiller trods alt mere eller mindre fast I BL så han har noget kvalitet. Plus Lallanas mange skader gør at jeg hellere ser ham sendt afsted.
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kanmandet
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23. maj 08:51
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Efter snart 2 sæsoner i Liverpool fyldt med skader, 25 år gammel efterhånden, er jeg i den grad klar til at slippe Keita. I glimt har han set spændende ud, men ikke mere end Lallana har gjort for os. Prisen taget i betragtning vil jeg betegne ham som en decideret fuser.
Hans skadeslisten på transfermarkt har nu en side 1 og en side 2. Det har jeg sgu aldrig set for en spiller der ikke er ældre. Ikke engang Lallana har været lige så meget skadet.
"Mo Salah, world class, but not every day. Sadio Mane, world class, but not every day. Roberto Firmino, world class, pretty much every day."
Hasse1983
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23. maj 13:19
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Jeg holder også på Keita trods skades historik. Han kan sagtens ende som en fuser, men med det som man ved han kan tilføje er det i mine øjne værd at gå hele vejen med ham.
Grujic beholder jeg også over Lallana, men ellers er jeg enig i at Wilson og Clyne må være fortid i klubben.
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YNWA"96"
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23. maj 13:36
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Det er jo ikke realistisk at sælge Keita, medmindre man smider 250-300 M ud i lokummet og det kommer jo ikke til at ske.

Vi har jo osse Curtis Jones, forhåbentlig kan han tage de næste skridt i hans udvikling, han ser spændende ud.

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
Bill Shankly
Poor Scouser Tommy
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24. maj 14:52
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Er jeg i øvrigt den eneste, der er småfornærmet over, at Grønborg, NC og Frimann af to omgange i programmet Ren Fodboldsnak på Viaplay er blevet enige om, at Paul Scholes var bedre end Steven Gerrard?
You can talk about spirit, or you can live it - Jürgen Klopp

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