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Would You Start Sterling at Liverpool?

I saw an interesting debate on Twitter last night, I think led by TalkSPORT, who were asking if today's Sterling would start for Liverpool if he was still at the club.

Your front three is up there with the very best, and I know Sterling didn't leave amicably, but putting bias aside, would you start him for Liverpool, and if so who would he replace?

comment by Edbo (U17933)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

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I’d definitely have Mane over Son tbf
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I’m sure I remember you saying Son is up there with Hazard at one point last season. When Son is on top form people realise what a talent he is
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He was but mane was better than both although I don’t rate hazard as high as some.

As a wide forward Mane is the best in the league.
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I’ve just found the tweet and in the same thread you say Son is better than Mane

Everyone is allowed to change their mind though

https://twitter.com/hengy/status/1090747266808377345?s=21
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Son was in his hot patch then

Still think (now) that Mane is the best wide forward in the league.

(Still have Son over hazard though)
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In amongst all this debate the facking frustrating thing is we could’ve had Mane before Liverpool signed him
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Really? I thought it was only United had the chance to sign him before Liverpool did
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There were strong rumours that we could’ve got him but wouldn’t agree to his wage demands. We got Sissoko instead

comment by MKspur (U9129)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

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comment by Edbo (U17933)
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comment by MKspur (U9129)
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I’d definitely have Mane over Son tbf
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I’m sure I remember you saying Son is up there with Hazard at one point last season. When Son is on top form people realise what a talent he is
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He was but mane was better than both although I don’t rate hazard as high as some.

As a wide forward Mane is the best in the league.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

I’ve just found the tweet and in the same thread you say Son is better than Mane

Everyone is allowed to change their mind though

https://twitter.com/hengy/status/1090747266808377345?s=21
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Son was in his hot patch then

Still think (now) that Mane is the best wide forward in the league.

(Still have Son over hazard though)
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In amongst all this debate the facking frustrating thing is we could’ve had Mane before Liverpool signed him
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Really? I thought it was only United had the chance to sign him before Liverpool did
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He came to our training ground and poch wanted him but didn’t happen ( same with Wijnaldum ) iirc

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
Mane getting overrated on this thread. I mean Mane over Son, fine, but Mane over Salah too? Come on.
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Yeah Mane is a better player than Salah as he is excellent individually as well but his team work is better than Salah's. He helps the team more and is less selfish. Although Salah is improving in regards to teamwork.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

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comment by MKspur (U9129)
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I’d definitely have Mane over Son tbf
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I’m sure I remember you saying Son is up there with Hazard at one point last season. When Son is on top form people realise what a talent he is
----------------------------------------------------------------------
He was but mane was better than both although I don’t rate hazard as high as some.

As a wide forward Mane is the best in the league.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

I’ve just found the tweet and in the same thread you say Son is better than Mane

Everyone is allowed to change their mind though

https://twitter.com/hengy/status/1090747266808377345?s=21
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Son was in his hot patch then

Still think (now) that Mane is the best wide forward in the league.

(Still have Son over hazard though)
----------------------------------------------------------------------

In amongst all this debate the facking frustrating thing is we could’ve had Mane before Liverpool signed him
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Really? I thought it was only United had the chance to sign him before Liverpool did
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He came to our training ground and poch wanted him but didn’t happen ( same with Wijnaldum ) iirc
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First I heard of it. Had a Google and Poch said:-

“We need a player who is more direct, more aggressive offensively because we have players like Eriksen, Son or Lamela, who like the ball played into their feet.

“So we need someone who has characteristics like we saw from Liverpool, like Sadio Mane, the type of player that can break the defensive line.”

Interestingly his agent said five clubs put in offers. I know United were one and now Spurs. Liverpool another. I wonder who the other two were. I think I remember talk of Arsenal being in for him at the time. His agent said:-

"Sadio had five offers in the summer and financially all of them were good.

"We wanted the right team, with the right coach at the right moment to arrive at the next level. That is the reason Sadio went to Anfield."

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
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comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
Mane getting overrated on this thread. I mean Mane over Son, fine, but Mane over Salah too? Come on.
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Yeah Mane is a better player than Salah as he is excellent individually as well but his team work is better than Salah's. He helps the team more and is less selfish. Although Salah is improving in regards to teamwork.
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Salah had one of the best seasons of anyone in the PL in his first season. Up there with Suarez, Ronaldo, Henry etc.. Mane might be in better form but Salah has shown he's reached a higher ceiling already.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Spurtle (U1608)
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comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
Mane getting overrated on this thread. I mean Mane over Son, fine, but Mane over Salah too? Come on.
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Yeah Mane is a better player than Salah as he is excellent individually as well but his team work is better than Salah's. He helps the team more and is less selfish. Although Salah is improving in regards to teamwork.
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Salah had one of the best seasons of anyone in the PL in his first season. Up there with Suarez, Ronaldo, Henry etc.. Mane might be in better form but Salah has shown he's reached a higher ceiling already.
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Yes in terms of goalscoring. Salah is a better goalscorer. Mane is a better all round player.

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
Mane getting overrated on this thread. I mean Mane over Son, fine, but Mane over Salah too? Come on.
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Yeah Mane is a better player than Salah as he is excellent individually as well but his team work is better than Salah's. He helps the team more and is less selfish. Although Salah is improving in regards to teamwork.
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Salah had one of the best seasons of anyone in the PL in his first season. Up there with Suarez, Ronaldo, Henry etc.. Mane might be in better form but Salah has shown he's reached a higher ceiling already.
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Yes in terms of goalscoring. Salah is a better goalscorer. Mane is a better all round player.
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Given Salah's assists it would suggest he's better at creating too.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Spurtle (U1608)
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comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Spurtle (U1608)
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comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
Mane getting overrated on this thread. I mean Mane over Son, fine, but Mane over Salah too? Come on.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yeah Mane is a better player than Salah as he is excellent individually as well but his team work is better than Salah's. He helps the team more and is less selfish. Although Salah is improving in regards to teamwork.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Salah had one of the best seasons of anyone in the PL in his first season. Up there with Suarez, Ronaldo, Henry etc.. Mane might be in better form but Salah has shown he's reached a higher ceiling already.
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Yes in terms of goalscoring. Salah is a better goalscorer. Mane is a better all round player.
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Given Salah's assists it would suggest he's better at creating too.
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I'd say they're both as good as each other in creating chances but Salah more likely to be in the position to do so since he is the one furthest up the pitch when we are out of possession and Mane is mostly chasing back helping the team. Mane more likely to pass than Salah too but can himself choose to shoot when he should pass, on occasion.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

The first point in this debate should be whether if lfc kept sterling; would that have kept Rodgers in a job.

Would we even have our front 3?


Would sterling have simply stuck to the funny gas or did he need guardiola beating sense into his skull?

For me I'm glad everything that happened, happened. We got klopp.


comment by bomdia (U13941)

posted 1 week ago

Sterling is, with Aguero and KDB the player in the PL right now. He is working with the best coach in the world in Pep so, while he would start in any team, he is in the best place to continue to improve.

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