Jürgen Klopp had a fair bit to answer for in his pre-Huddersfield press conference, with Daniel Sturridge edging towards the exit and the list of potential reinforcements continuing to dry up.
Shaking their heads in disbelief and previewing Tuesday night’s game are host Josh Sexton, Gareth Roberts, Craig Hannan and Ian Ryan.
Also on the show, Josh chats to Huddersfield supporter Freddie Cocker, and in a special preview segment, speaks with former Liverpool star and BT Sport pundit Steve McManaman.
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Our attacking subs for this game and probably for the rest of the season are gonna be Ings and Solanke.
Neither have scored a goal this season.
One has never scored a senior goal.
That is all.
How are they supposed to score if they don’t play?
‘We’ve seen it all before
When did we last sit in the top 4, sell 2 players, then end up out if the top 4?
‘Why isn’t there a plan?’
There is, they just can’t enact it yet.
Too much emotion, not enough logic.
You need Gutmann on every show to bring a shred of balance.
There is only so much whinging I can listen to. Moan at the end of the season if you like but please STFU right now when everything is speculation.
It’s constantly overlooked Peter moore has said in the echo that the keita deal has been paid for already and with the vvd signing i think that’s the coutinho money basically gone. This talk of £145 million burning a hole in kloppo’s pocket is fanciful at best unfortunately.
When we need Sturridge for the most part, he’s injured. Sure he’s fit right now but Sturridge doesn’t want to be sitting on the bench in hoping to take part or gain playing time if one of the front three get injured or we are in a tight squeeze. He wants consistent playing time so he can make the WC squad. Klopp can’t guarantee that. Yeah it should be on our terms but Sturridge will feign illness and probably make himself unavailable if kept as a ‘just incase’ substitution.
“If if if if if…” Repeat repeat repeat
If Bobby gets injured (or if he hadn’t missed that pen)
If there’s a gilt edged chance
If we don’t bring anyone in
If (enter name here) hadn’t made that mistake
If Mignolet’s confidence hadn’t been brought even lower
If we hadn’t bothered bringing VVD in
If we don’t finish in the top 4 – What, when? ‘Finish’ 4th at the end of January, February March April or when, exactly?
If my grandfather had 2 X chromosomes, I could have been your ma!
Sturtridge is not a Klopp player. He can’t be relied upon to be fit or to not break down under Klopp’s expectations. He costs 120K week for this . DS going has been obvious for months.
Woodburn has been on the bench a few times but not given any game time. I don’t understand this from a coach that trusts young players to take responsibility.
Really fed up with this whinging. We lost two games to the worst two teams in the league. These teams are being beat by EVERYONE from 7th thru 18th. Those teams don’t have Coutinho and DeBruyne and Hazard. But they still win. The players were poor and need to play better. I’m not having this sign your way out of every problem thinking. Get your heads out of your arses. This negative talk wouldn’t be happening if we’re in the 5th round of the FA Cup and on a 20 game unbeaten streak.
Through your toys out of the pram while you are at it. Feels like you are playing up to the twitter fume here, thought better of you guys.
Tell me what player is going to come mid season as a stop gap substitute, knowing they will be replaced in 6 months (hint: think Steven Caulker). Do you honestly think they would have been good enough to get up to speed with what Klopp wants to do and make an impact without a preseason?
The only rational solution was to try bring in one of our long term targets sooner (what Barcelona did effectively), as the process of getting a quality player in requires a lot of groundwork that takes months. It seems that this is what the club has tried to do. Now you could argue that they should have had tried harder by putting more money down to do this, but at some point you have to put limits on this, even factoring in the extra likelihood of qualifying for the CL (which given that they would require time to settle in is not clear). Because like it or not the club has limited resources, and even though 140 mil seems like a lot, if we are setting ourselves to go toe to toe with United over Pulisic in the summer then we may need all the money we can get our hands on.