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Klopp & the future

I know a lot can happen from now until 2022.

How do fellow LFC fans rate Klopp compared to our previous managers since the good old days of Shankly & Paisley. How does he compare with tacticians such as Houllier & Rafa?

Also, if Klopp does leave when his contract ends, who could you see replacing him? Gerrard for obvious reasons, Pepijn Lijnders or maybe a return for Brendan Rodgers?



posted 6 days, 5 hours ago

Its way too early for Gerrard. His day might come, one day, but he needs more time more crises under his belt and overcoming them in the process to be worthy of consideration.

Also, and of more importance is who the owners are and what they want to achieve. Look at United. All their owners are interested in is how much money the club can generate for them and them alone. They look on it purely as a cash machine, no more, no less.

But, to their credit, they make no secret of it, no bull, no lies. Money first and foremost, and being the owners, with the clubs now headquarters being registered in the BVI, there’s no secret.

FSG on the other hand, have ploughed money into our club, they haven’t drawn the reputed£1B that the Glaziers have taken out of United.

That having been said, their respective ends are identical, I.e. making money out of their investments.

New owners coming in? always a possibility. More cash available? Again possible, but not necessarily for the benefit of the club.

posted 6 days, 5 hours ago

I think Klopp is an incredible one off manager who we are very luck to have. When he goes we won’t get another like him.

I hope he builds a club that has continuity to provide the next manager. I know he thinks a lot of Lijnders... it’s also in keeping with when we made so many successful transitions in the past.

I would also like to see Gerrard join the staff to see if he has what it takes......

posted 6 days, 4 hours ago

Lijnders did not bad here at NEC but he asked too much from mediocre players to do things which only top players can do.
His man management was also questioned.

I think he has learned a lot from Klopp in the last two years. I don't want Gerrard as the manager until he has proved himself
Nagelsmann or Ten Hag would be good shouts if they are still available.

posted 6 days, 3 hours ago

Ive never quite understood when people say there is no room for sentiment and so on. Football is full of it! Our love for a certain club, legends, shirts being retired, players scoring against their old club. It would be a great story and one Id be willing to give the opportunity to happen.

If Gerrard keeps doing well at Rangers and probably another job for a couple of years after that Id absolutely have him. His style seems more conservative than Klopps but who knows with better players? He's also not scared to play youth as his loan signings have shown and then there is his connection, knowledge and status with the club.

He's got time to show what he can do before 2022.

posted 6 days, 1 hour ago

For me sentiment is what hacks milk for as much as they can get.

Like aldo. Lovely fella, would go to the opening of a nut. He'll write anything and say anything to keep you about it people happy and that's fair enough.

The shirt retiring stuff is whatever, usually not done but when it is usually theres a bit of money to be made.

The old I won't celebrate rubbish is really just having an easy life. Say ox went and slid on his knees in front of the arsenal fans and kissed the lfc badge he would probably be booed at the emirates for 5 years.

The difference between being a top manager and being rangers manager is massive.

Gerrard isn't there yet, I'd be shocked if he ever is tbh.

posted 6 days, 1 hour ago

How good are we talking here? If Klopp kept this up for another three years it'd likely be as good as anything Ive seen anywhere, ever. So it's unlikely any manager will replecate that.

Rangers isnt some tiny club either. The scrutiny is massive up there and although it's not of the same magnitude it bodes well that it's going decently for him. Theyre currently 2-0 up against Porto fwiw.

It's about players too. If he signs well, can build a squad and motivate them then he doesnt have to be Klopp or Pep. I can see him being every bit as good as Poch for example but maybe that's not enough. Id like to find out though. Anyway, there is a middle ground imo.

posted 5 days, 16 hours ago

comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 8 hours, 31 minutes ago
For me sentiment is what hacks milk for as much as they can get.

Like aldo. Lovely fella, would go to the opening of a nut. He'll write anything and say anything to keep you about it people happy and that's fair enough.

The shirt retiring stuff is whatever, usually not done but when it is usually theres a bit of money to be made.

The old I won't celebrate rubbish is really just having an easy life. Say ox went and slid on his knees in front of the arsenal fans and kissed the lfc badge he would probably be booed at the emirates for 5 years.

The difference between being a top manager and being rangers manager is massive.

Gerrard isn't there yet, I'd be shocked if he ever is tbh.
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Gerrard isn't there yet and probably won't be ready by 2022 but I disagree with just about everything else in this post.

posted 5 days, 8 hours ago

comment by Klopptimus Prime - Die Unerträglichen (U1282)
posted 7 hours, 48 minutes ago
comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 8 hours, 31 minutes ago
For me sentiment is what hacks milk for as much as they can get.

Like aldo. Lovely fella, would go to the opening of a nut. He'll write anything and say anything to keep you about it people happy and that's fair enough.

The shirt retiring stuff is whatever, usually not done but when it is usually theres a bit of money to be made.

The old I won't celebrate rubbish is really just having an easy life. Say ox went and slid on his knees in front of the arsenal fans and kissed the lfc badge he would probably be booed at the emirates for 5 years.

The difference between being a top manager and being rangers manager is massive.

Gerrard isn't there yet, I'd be shocked if he ever is tbh.
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Gerrard isn't there yet and probably won't be ready by 2022 but I disagree with just about everything else in this post.
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you wouldn't agree that aldo will do any event he gets paid to go to??

you wouldn't agree that if ox celebrated he'd be booed by arsenal fans next game??

posted 4 days, 13 hours ago

Absolutely no way shape or form should Gerrard be a shoe in to replace Klopp one of the best mangers going right now. Saying he should be mangager "just because he's a legend" is like saying Ole or Giggs should be manager after ferguson.

That kind of thinking is why liverpool haven't been a top club. You get the best manager.

Aside from all of that Gerrard's personality is a polar opposite to Klopp, he's reserved and quiet in the dressing room as was said when he was Captain of england that he lead by example but was quiet in the dressing room.

I think it would be a big mistake to get him in. Let him be a manager for 10 years see how that goes.

Ljinders if he could seemlessly continue the project might work. There'd be no big changes in the dressing room, the players know him well and they would be continuing what they have been doing for the past 3 years.

posted 4 days, 11 hours ago

5 years since your last post

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