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BR you only have to look at the results in the cup this week to know that you had better send a strong team onto the pitch or we are gonna be the headlines like Villa are. Its up to you to warn the players that we reds do not want an embarrassment.
benbollix
26th Jan 2013 8:46
rotchie
26th Jan 2013 9:41
"if you are serious about the cup you field a serious team in every game no matter who you are playing, the FA cup is all about upsets, we should be trying to sort this game out in the first half, we should be bossing it from the kick off, everybody should be playing with the same "i must win at all costs" atude as Suarez. "
Bietu
26th Jan 2013 9:53
"League Cup is also good cup to win, we wouldnt be in europe if we had not win it at last year."
red-s-kk
26th Jan 2013 9:57
"good luck lads geep up the great team spirit and run you've got going. And a very happt 40th birthday to our manager Brendan hope its a great weekend celebration for everyone YNWA"
Nickofella
26th Jan 2013 10:17
"At last an end to this 4-4-2 nonsense!"
Thanks2Shanks
26th Jan 2013 10:52
"Happy birthday boss "
lfc08india
26th Jan 2013 11:09
"Happy b'day BR!!"
gsarret
26th Jan 2013 11:10
"BR is saying all the right things not only about the game itself, but about our club too. Fully behind you, boss, and happy birthday to you! Hope owners won't sack you at the end of the year so you can show next year everything you're capable of."
Lfcamms
26th Jan 2013 11:10
"Be nice to rest most of the first 11 but more important to get through so we have to trust BR and hope he does things right."
Kingmat
26th Jan 2013 11:11
"If we beat both oldham and arsenal, i won't mind if gerrard, agger and saurez have tight muscles that need resting for the the city game!"
Rushjob _
26th Jan 2013 11:13
"League points more important in my humble opinion. Always want the reds to win however......"
Kingmat
26th Jan 2013 11:22
"Deja vu.... Silverware vs 4th place debate alert!!!"
gemboy
26th Jan 2013 11:28
"Glad that Brendaon is sending a strong team not like previous managers! I am sure once on the field the players will know what to do. We need to be in the final and win it especially for all the loyal fans and for their self-confidence! YNWA"
Buddha130675
26th Jan 2013 11:28
"I am on record in saying that fourth place is far more important than winning a cup. If we are to attract the payers we crave then coming in the top 4 is imperative. I know some fans hold dear the time honoured tradition of winning cups but in the past when we did we were also coming fourth or winning the league. "
Kingmat
26th Jan 2013 11:32
"4th place is more important than a cup- just ask Kenny! "
Rushjob _
26th Jan 2013 11:38
"Looking at pictures of Oldhams pitch just- I'd say it's looking very doubtful! Covered in snow which if melts will probably waterlog. No issues if off re Arsenal Weds eve."
Rushjob _
26th Jan 2013 11:41
"Kingmat- unable to debate on here recently- sadly people playing games and ruining what was a decent place to debate/discuss with fellow reds. Too many posters with silly agenda's. Best to simply post a comment, and leave it at that. Happy 40th BR by the way. "
Rushjob _
26th Jan 2013 11:42
"Kingmat- unable to debate on here recently- sadly people playing games and ruining what was a decent place to debate/discuss with fellow reds. Too many posters with silly agenda's. Best to simply post a comment, and leave it at that. Happy 40th BR by the way. "
Gerrard o ya beauty
26th Jan 2013 11:43
"Don't play Gerrard on there pitch, save him for Wednesday against Arsenal. I'd still play sturridge and Suarez so they can get more game time together. YNWA"
Rushjob _
26th Jan 2013 12:24
"Inter accept our final bid for Coutinho. "
powderfinger2712
26th Jan 2013 13:07
"There is no reason to change too much.Build the starting eleven.That is most important for young players,that they have target to be in starting-line and they will fight for get into it."
rosso76
26th Jan 2013 13:46
"I really trust in you BR, think that what you have just said in the pre-match build up is wise and a testimony that a careful preparation to a FA Cup game halves the problems of approach to the game itself. Please BR, do like you say, play Luis, Stevie and Dan from the start and the issues will be halved! YNWA BR"
plyNo1red
26th Jan 2013 14:26
"glad to hear we have strong squad 4 game. hope to get couple goals by first half and then rest a couple if poss. would boost confidence with a good win and help us being consistant. come on B.R and come on you reds. YNWA"
plyNo1red
26th Jan 2013 14:26
"glad to hear we have strong squad 4 game. hope to get couple goals by first half and then rest a couple if poss. would boost confidence with a good win and help us being consistant. come on B.R and come on you reds. YNWA"
Fieldy83
26th Jan 2013 14:30
"What kind of starting line up will BR go for ?"
Siv
26th Jan 2013 14:44
"I beg to differ about YOUR system. Modern football is about best space management. It is also about getting forward, and as well getting behind the ball, IN NUMBERS and in HIGH TEMPO. Big and winning teams do it. Manu is capable of putting forward FOUR players in the adverse box on simple crosses. I am confident transformation capability is the winning formula."
classANDsuccess
26th Jan 2013 14:53
"Happy Birthday Brendan! I think Suarez and Sturridge need time to get even better and we need to win this! Hope Gerrard is rested for arsenal as that's very important too!(hopefully they're all 'goaled'-out!)"
LFC1958
26th Jan 2013 15:08
"Field a strong team first half and get the goals and result and then use subs for the seconhalf. Sturridge a must to keep his goal scoring run going and also confidence. Should play Suso in the game as he needs time on the pitch. Maybe Allen in the last 20 minutes to start living up to early promise.YWNA"
rajusa
26th Jan 2013 15:46
"As long as we get the win and come through unscathed uninjured at oldhams field, considering it may be rainy/slippery/snowy and we beat the off arsenal (we owe them one for the last game) i will be satisfied. Win at city will be a bonus, but its ok if we dont."
Redlewi
26th Jan 2013 15:48
"Just play Allen 2moro but not against arse or city And we'll be fine!"
Champions Of Europe
26th Jan 2013 16:15
"Liverpool have agreed an £8.5m deal for Inter Milan's Brazilian midfielder, Philipe Coutinho. The 20-year-old is expected to travel to Merseyside early next week for a medical and Liverpool will need to apply for a work permit before the deal can be completed."
Rushjob _
26th Jan 2013 16:37
"If, as reported, we've got Coutinho for 8.5 million, then Ian Ayre and FSG deserve credit. Seems like a very good piece of business. "
wippet
26th Jan 2013 17:26
"Sending a strong squad just proves he wants to win things. In BR we trust. "
lfc08india
26th Jan 2013 17:42
"Just heard on a website that we have agreed a deal for coutinio for 13m euros"
Papa Syed
26th Jan 2013 18:29
"Welcome Philippe! Glad you could join us in this remarkable journey to glory! YNWA!"
FOREVER RED
26th Jan 2013 18:52
"Great stuff Brendan....it is exactly what I wanted to hear. We ARE all about winning trophies, so your intentions are fantastic. Lets win the game in the first half and cruise with the kids in the second. My prediction is another 5 star - 5 nil thumping. "
lpdcollier
26th Jan 2013 18:55
"There is an article on Skysports about the possibility of Suarez leaving and BR saying that he is confident he will be staying because he sees his vision. Reality is if every three weeks BR is having to come out to say Suarez, in all likely hood won't leave, there must be some truth to this. Cont "
lpdcollier
26th Jan 2013 18:56
"Recent players like Sturridge and Coutinho, although I like them they are not statements of intent to Suarez. Sneijder would have shown our intent a proven world class performer for cheap. People on here that would say he is to expensive, How? We would have paid 6M for him and then wages. Top players your having to pay 20-30M for and then on top of that pay big wages, this deal made sense. Cont"
lpdcollier
26th Jan 2013 18:56
"Plus it would of made a point to Suarez about competing now and not in 5-6 years time."
centrecircle100
26th Jan 2013 19:03
"hope we can do it tmrw-then move on to arsenal.dont want any replay!!!come on you reds"
Thanks2Shanks
26th Jan 2013 19:06
"Its been amazing to see the lads progress under Brendan. They have been absolutely transformed, there is not a player that has not shown positive progress. Brendan, you have done a good job. Happy birthday.."
BigDaddy1990
26th Jan 2013 19:19
"Can yanzangs be blocked? Personal aqbuse towards BR constantly be it about his son or frame of mind, everyones enled to opinions but dont be so personal and nasty. Hes doing his best and a damn good try hes given it...in BR we trust"
centrecircle100
26th Jan 2013 19:22
"YAZANGS-i take it you dont like BR"
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
26th Jan 2013 19:24
"LPDCOLLIER, I DON'T THINK PAYING SNEIJDER £200,000 A WEEK WORK'S OUT AS "CHEAP". THE DEAL WAS ALWAYS UNLIKELY. JAN MOLBY RECENTLY WELCOMED THE FACT THAT HE WASN'T COMING TO ANFIELD AND SUGGESTED THAT SNEIJDER WAS POSSIBLY PAST HIS BEST. "
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
26th Jan 2013 19:31
"CENTRECIRCLE100, SLATING BRENDAN RODGERS IS A REGULAR THEME TO YAZANGS, EVEN AFTER A 5-0 WIN. "
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
26th Jan 2013 19:33
"BIGDADDY1990, WELL SAID. TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU."
centrecircle100
26th Jan 2013 19:38
"lfc thk thin-YAZ never has anything positive to say!hes up there with belfastwill...anyway i dont want to start on the posts after whats gone on recently but sometimes i cant help it !!!!!"
lpdcollier
26th Jan 2013 19:39
"LFC THRU THICK + THIN - He would not have been getting 200K a week, more like 120K. My point was teams are paying big money to recruit world class talent and then pay huge wages on top of that. Just look at Van persie, he probably has paid for himself. For world class talent sneijder was a cheapish deal. As for Molby it is an easy assessment to give since Sneijder had been frozen out."
centrecircle100
26th Jan 2013 19:44
"i think sjnider is past his sell by date thats why inter got rid lol"
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
26th Jan 2013 19:53
"LPDCOLLIER, FAIR COMMENT, BUT IT DEFFO WOULDN'T HAVE COME CHEAP. EVERYONE WOULD AGREE WITH YOU ON THE RVP SITUATION, WORTH EVERY PENNY IF A PLAYER LIKE THAT WINS YOU TROPHIES OR TAKES YOU TO THE TOP LEVEL."
lpdcollier
26th Jan 2013 19:53
"Sneijder was just an example, but if we want to show Suarez we are serious of competing for CL and the Prem we have to spend good money on proven world class talent. I like the fact we are looking at talented youngsters for the future, but Suarez has not got 4-5 years of waiting around. We have to show him our intent to compete now and not in 4 years time."
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
26th Jan 2013 19:58
"CENTRECIRCLE, THERE'S A FEW MORE OUT THERE AS WELL. IF YOU'RE A LIVERPOOL FAN AND YOU REFER TO THE MANAGER AS "BRENDA" THEN SURELY YOUR HEART IS, OR BELONGS ELSEWHERE. SURELY WE ALL SHOULD BE WILLING BRENDAN RODGERS TO DO AS WELL AS POSSIBLE. I DON'T GET IT."
lpdcollier
26th Jan 2013 19:59
"We certainly seem to be moving in the right direction. I for one have been impressed with Sterling, Suso, Sturridge, Hendo. So we have a good nucleus. It is just a matter now of spending on maybe one world class player instead of paying 6M here and 10M there on players that still have everything to prove and in all likely hood won't walk straight into our first eleven. "
lpdcollier
26th Jan 2013 20:01
"Lets win tomorrow lads. Bring on Arsenal on Wednesday with our own SAS, I am confident we will beat them."
Champions Of Europe
26th Jan 2013 20:17
"lpdcollier: Unfair to say BR is having to come out every 3 weeks to say Suarez, in all likely hood won't leave; he's being asked this in every interview & he's just replying. We've been saying all season that we need a bigger squad; wasting the money on one player (i.e. Sneider) would not have brought in the hungry talent that in arriving now (IMHO)."
Champions Of Europe
26th Jan 2013 20:18
"BigDaddy1990 26th Jan 2013 19:19 I second that request - stop yanzangs unfounded unsupportive posts."
Scouser_Ivaylo
26th Jan 2013 20:49
"Happy birthday Brendan! Best wishes and good results! YNWA"
plyNo1red
26th Jan 2013 20:54
"BIG DADDY well said. also we have a squad who with luck and fighting spirit could end up with CL football this season if not next so why does lpdcollier think we need 4/5 years. i cant see suarez going anywhere unless monster offer was put in (50mill or more) he is on a long contract good wages so doesnt need to be sold. come on you reds 5th round please YNWA"
plyNo1red
26th Jan 2013 20:54
"BIG DADDY well said. also we have a squad who with luck and fighting spirit could end up with CL football this season if not next so why does lpdcollier think we need 4/5 years. i cant see suarez going anywhere unless monster offer was put in (50mill or more) he is on a long contract good wages so doesnt need to be sold. come on you reds 5th round please YNWA"
Buddha130675
26th Jan 2013 20:55
"We can't afford to let Arsenal have an advantage against us come Wednesday. So that is why its imperative that BR rests the big guns and only bring them on if needed. If we can't beat Oldham regardless of these competitions bringing tricky endings to big teams, the league is our bread and butter and coming fourth is a must. "
Buddha130675
26th Jan 2013 21:01
"In the old days we would not have thought twice about playing our reserves against the minnows and that is what Oldham are. We have to believe that we can field a competent team to beat them. We must not risk losing ground on Arsenal as we are on their coat tails. Play the kids. "
redahendo
26th Jan 2013 21:02
"Buddah, You have educated me over the past few days and I have learned different words. Therefore some things like simple spelling have been pushed out. We are QUITS now. #olivebranch"
REDOPIUM
26th Jan 2013 21:03
"i wonder where BR intends playing PC or will he play in the prem this season i dont know much about him!"
Buddha130675
26th Jan 2013 21:28
"redahendo, I never take things too seriously unless its in bad taste. So we are more than cool. Hopefully we can get back to discussing football and accepting differing views without being subjected to rancour. Although I don't agree with Yazangs views I am not going to castigate him for them or call him names. "
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
26th Jan 2013 21:29
"QUOTE FROM BRENDAN RODGERS; "THE CUP competitionS GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOUR HANDS ON A TROPHY....YOU ARE JUDGED ON YOUR TROPHIES." IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT THE BIGGEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUBS DO ACTUALLY DO TAKE THE FA CUP SERIOUSLY. NICE TO HEAR IT FROM THE HORSES MOUTH !!!! "
redahendo
26th Jan 2013 21:36
"Buddah sorry I meant buddha!lol Fair do's I do appreciate your point about fielding a weaker team. We should have faith in our B team. We are a top club and we should have enough quality,Sorry to change the subject but I've just seen lightning? at this time of year? "
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
26th Jan 2013 21:37
"AND MORE WISE WORDS FROM BR; "WE WANT TO DO WELL IN THE CUP - THIS IS A CLUB THAT HAS A PROUD TRADITION IN THIS competition AND WE WANT TO GO AS FAR AS WE POSSIBLY CAN IN IT." NICE ONE BRENDAN !! "
redahendo
26th Jan 2013 21:42
"Fair point also LFC THRU (Although I will have to choose my words carefully from now on - lol) Collecting trophies brings confidence, lets get back to being winners again. "
plyNo1red
26th Jan 2013 22:08
"come on you reds. whatever team is chosen lets support all the players who play. we must show respect but would still like to think we can score 3 times or so. just hope the team show same effort as last week. only 18 hours to go. YNWA"
Buddha130675
27th Jan 2013 1:42
"We will see what line up BR fields before we can start bragging about whether he is taking this cup run seriously. I wager that he wont jeopardise our league position and he will drop the big players. I won't say I told you so when this happens, but I told you so. "
kwanchai.ru
27th Jan 2013 2:04
"Better get you money ready Brendan because you are about to be broke due to your 3 games win in a row policy. Haha YNWA"
81-82-83-84
27th Jan 2013 2:48
"I don`t know much about Oldham, but I do know that teams from lower leagues often rely heavily on their physical strength. Mansfield did well by using physicality and not allowing us to settle on the ball for periods of our game. Rodgers should make his selections accordingly. It`s embarrassing watching our players being knocked off the ball."
ValiantSG
27th Jan 2013 5:31
"81-82-83-84, Adding on to your point, lower leagues teams also take advantages of their rough pitch to prevent skillful techinque players to play short passes and dribbling. Better for their high ball and yes, phyiscal game."
ani-road-05
27th Jan 2013 7:44
"Number of things that has made football less appealing to me in recent years. Money often being the biggest factor. Take the FA Cup- the tradition, the world-wide audiences, the classic games, the whole magic of the FA Cup. It is what players grew up dreaming of. It's the one venue that supporters wan't to be more than any other during the season. But....."
ani-road-05
27th Jan 2013 7:58
"Due to UEFA's meddlings and their lust for money, they created a monster that is Champions League. This has created a sink or swim situation. Clubs that have ambitions of success have to qualify or they fall further behind the rest or like in Leeds Utd's case-nearly fold! What has happened now is that some managers prioritise the FA Cup in a lower ranking and rest players. "
ani-road-05
27th Jan 2013 8:15
"Attendances have dropped (at some big clubs grounds) Defeat whilst being disappointing can be quite easily dismissed by some fans, players and managers... "
ani-road-05
27th Jan 2013 8:17
"What is happening at Arsenal now though is very interesting in my eyes. They have what many 'other' fans crave -continual UCL. But many of their fans are discontent as they have not seen any silverware for almost a decade. Every season nothing to celebrate, some great memorable nights no doubt, but nothing to show for it. "
ani-road-05
27th Jan 2013 8:17
"How a FA Cup victory would be warmly embraced by their fans and appease their appease their frustrations. 2nd, 3rd, 4th place is for losers, sadly UEFA have made a success of such failings causing massive division in finaces and ability ast the elite whilst damaging the significance and excitement of the domestic cup competitions. "
ani-road-05
27th Jan 2013 8:38
"Dawned on me how old I am starting to sound with my constant references to 'how good things used to be'... Can't beat a good moan on a Sunday morning mind. Result apart, hope you all have a gloomy, miserable day. Love Victor :("
cordoso
27th Jan 2013 8:52
"br has said exactly what kk said last season, that this club is all about winning. winning breeds winners and if we can win a trophy even if we finish outside the top four then this will have been a successful season."
ani-road-05
27th Jan 2013 8:53
"*a-m-o-n-g-s-t* the elite. (previous filtered word)"
Rushjob _
27th Jan 2013 9:03
"Ani-rd, great set of comments that. Really good read, of which I have to agree with you. Wonder how we'd all be feeling in 10 years time if all we'd ever done is come fourth?! Commercially great, but trophy room tours cancelled! Sort the players wages out, remove the greed, and put the glory back into football. You are so right- 2nd, 3rd, and 4th is for losers."