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  1. So far in the first two games of the season we have been without 5 players who would be considered first team Mendy, Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Ziyech and Pulisic That's almost half the first 11 missing. Adding a competent GK, a pacy LB and a hugely experienced CB who is also a leader to our back line will make a huge amount of difference IMO Frank has obviously been playing a bit more defensive in these two games due to our defensive issues and you can see why. Kepa has been directly at fault for 2 of the 3 goals we've conceded so far and it's only taken Christensen two games to do something stupid. Also, Pulisic and Ziyech will make a huge difference in our attack. Pulisic is easily our best attacker at carrying the ball forward and Ziyech is probably our most creative player. It's a long season and once we have everyone fit and ready we'll be looking a lot better
  2. The exciting thing in regards to RJ is that he's still only 20 years old. Potentially we have someone who could become a truly world class player
  3. His pace is going to cause absolute havoc for opposition defences
  4. Can't expect much from him in that game, he's literally only just joined, has been training with the squad for less than a week and is only recently back from his holidays. You need to also factor in that he's still only 21 and has literally just moved to another country. He will need time to get up to speed Just hope some people don't write him off like they decided to write Pulisic off when he first joined. He went from being someone that isn't good enough for Chelsea to one of our best players in a season Also fair play to him, he ran back half of the field to make a tackle after losing possession. That's the type of mentality we want in our dressing room
  5. Fabrizio Romano tweeted earlier that Lampard was key in us signing Havetz. This is one of the best young talents in world football and a generational talent who was determined to play under a manager that only has 2 years experience. I also heard Werner turned down a late offer from Pep and City to join us The pulling power of Lampard has been incredible this Summer. I have no doubts Lampard will be a success with us, his man management skills seem top notch already, especially the way he slowly integrated Pulisic into the team and it showed how effective that was in the restart. He has improvements to be made from a tactical viewpoint but that will improve as he gains more experience and someone like Lampard will always want to improve He is a born winner and born leader, he is one of our greatest ever players and has never let us down, you saw at times last season how the players would run into brick walls for him and how much they respected him despite his managerial inexperience. You can also see how much trust the likes of Marina and Roman have given him already
  6. Been seeing so much saltiness from Bayern fans online since this transfer happened. They seem to believe that Havertz only joined us to spite Bayern as they told him they didn't want him right now and that he will run his contract down with us and make his dream move to them on a free I guess they are still bitter that we signed Ballack on a free from them and beat them on penalties in their own back yard to win the Champions League Now we've taken the best young German talent who was supposed to be destined to join them away from them Love to see it
  7. Pogba looks best when he has world class players around him. At Juve he had the likes of Vidal, Pirlo and Marchisio in midfield He's an incredibly talented player but he lacks that edge to truly implement that talent on the field, he doesn't dominate games much and doesn't elevate the team. Just look at Bruno, he came in and elevated the whole team and dominated
  8. None of those players are your typical DMs that we seem to be looking for Kovacic is much more of a box-2-box midfielder and asking him to sit in front of the defence takes away his biggest asset in driving forward with the ball, Kante isn't someone who wouldn't sit back, he's best when he's allowed to roam across the pitch to the ball back. Jorginho and Gilmour will both sit back but their job is to dictate the play and keep possession flowing, Jorginho lacks the athleticism, strength and pace and Gilmour lacks the height and strength From what I've heard and seen it appears very likely we'll be lining up in a 4-3-3 with Mount and Havertz as number 8s with a DM behind them. That DM will need to be very disciplined to stay in position, strong, athletic, comfortable with the ball and great at intercepting and tackling
  9. I feel the issue with Kepa and the criticism he's facing isn't simply down to him having a bad season where he made a few mistakes, it's down to him having an absolutely terrible season. It would be hard to find a GK who has had worst stats than Kepa did last season He basically let in 50% of shots that were on target last season and I think I remember reading that he conceded about 14 goals which he should be expected to save. Those are awful stats for any GK, let alone a GK who cost over 70 million and is playing at the highest level
  10. Where did you get 46% from? His save percentage last season was around 75% which is a huge upgrade on Kepa who had a save percentage of around 53% He's also 6ft 6 in which makes him 5 inches taller than Kepa. Due to that height he is very comfortable collecting crosses and dominating his box unlike Kepa who literally stays rooted to his goal line Also, it's a good thing Cech is leading the recruitment, he knows exactly what is required for a GK to be play at the highest level and what attributes are needed to play in the Premier League Mendy isn't world class but he appears to be a good keeper and a massive upgrade on Kepa
  11. If Liverpool don't sign anyone else this Summer it will be 2 years since they've signed anyone that actually improves them They have a great team as proved these last few years but in football that can quickly turn stagnant. It's so difficult to maintain success season after season I feel Liverpool got very lucky with injuries last year, the likes of VVD, Salah, Mane, Firmino, TAA were mostly fit all of last season. A few injuries to key players could cause them problems, their backup options are pretty average
  12. Obviously we would never sell him but I feel we'd easily get more than 60 million for him. We paid 58 million for him when he had 18 months left on his contract and wasn't regularly starting He's just coming of the back of the best season of his career, has 3-4 years left on his contract and is still only 21 Don't forget, before Covid the likes of Maguire, Pepe, joao Felix and Lukaku were all going for well over 70 million
  13. Considering he's scored 38 goals in the last 2 seasons despite being only 21 I'd say he's pretty decent...
  14. So let me get this straight... We're signing a highly rated LB, who is only 23 and will improve, who improves our first 11, who fits into our style of play, who was also the managers first choice and we've managed to knock 20-30 million of the asking price The amount of negativity in this thread is embarrassing
  15. We've signed Werner and Ziyech and look likely to sign Havertz, Chillwell and Thiago Silva and people are still complaining We are basically having one of our best ever transfer windows and yet people are still not happy. Literally ridiculous
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