Posts Tagged ‘liverpool fc’

The criticism of Liverpool.

November 8, 2017

The criticism of Liverpool often goes something like this:

The goalkeepers aren’t good enough.
The full backs aren’t good enough.
The centre halves aren’t good enough.
There’s not enough creativity in central midfield.
They don’t have an out and out striker.

Klopp should be doing better than what he is.


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How do you hand in a transfer request?

August 12, 2017

Anyone know how to hand in a transfer request? I only ask after Philippe Coutinho sent his by email.
Firstly, email strikes me as being an old skool method of communication.
Secondly, who did he send it to? The owners? Klopp? or HR?
Did he cobble together a letter or are there templates for this kind of thing?

So many questions. Should you be able to answer any of them you can let me know via the comments button or @viewfromthetrev

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Sounding Out

June 8, 2017

Tapping up strikes me as quite an ugly word. I much prefer ‘sounding out’. I only mention this in light of Liverpool  issuing an apology to Southampton over an alleged illegal approach for Virgil van Dijk.

I imagine this kind of thing happens in most transfers. I equate it to getting your mate to find out if a girl/boy likes you. In the long run it saves time and potential embarrassment of having to chase people who have no interest in you.

Perhaps Southampton were just peeved that in recent seasons Liverpool have repeatedly bought their players. If this is the case then maybe it would be more advantageous for Liverpool to ‘sound out’ Southampton’s chief scout and miss out the middle man.


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Brendan puts faith in Christian

August 4, 2015

Hola. Hope you are well.

Could Christian Benteke be the striker Brendan Rodgers has been searching for, since becoming the Liverpool manager? I only ask as Brendan’s not had the best record when it comes to strikers.

First up was Andy Carroll, who Brendan inherited. Despite Carroll being brought to the club for a sizeable fee, Brendan decided almost straight away that he couldn’t work with Carroll, so loaned him to West ham.

In Carroll’s place, Brendan brought in Fabio Borini, who he said would ‘excite the Liverpool fans’. Brendan was in a good position to assess the qualities of Borini, as he’d worked with him at Chelsea and managed him at Swansea. Liverpool fans are still waiting for the excitement, and time maybe running out.

When Iago Aspas arrived at Liverpool, there was talk he was on the verge of the Spanish national team. By the time he left he had little more than a poorly taken corner to his name.

After Suarez left, Brendan wanted to continue playing with ‘high intensity’ at the top end of the field. Unfortunately, he mustn’t have communicated this well enough to the transfer committee because Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli walked through the door, and for all their qualities, neither are renowned for their high energy. This might explain why Brendan didn’t overly use them last season despite spending £20m on the two internationals.

To be fair to Brendan, Daniel Sturridge has been a good signing, the only problem has been keeping him fit, so for now the focus will be on Benteke. Brendan has no doubts of his new striker’s ability, claiming Benteke’s contribution will make the £32.5m look like a bargain. Only time will tell.

Til next time, be nice to each other.


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49 million pounds Sterling

July 19, 2015

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In terms of loyalty, Raheem Sterling makes Michael Owen look like Steven Gerrard. Although a significant difference between Michael Owen (who still divides opinion amongst Liverpool fans) and Raheem Sterling is that Owen contributed to Liverpool winning things, including the two goals that won Liverpool the FA Cup in 2001.

Raheem had his moments but nowhere near enough to be dictating matters to a club the size of Liverpool. The way he and his agent manufactured his departure from Anfield was poor, whether it was the unauthorised interview, the quote about not playing for the club for £900 000 a week, to not turning up for pre-season training due to illness.

There was talk that there had been a breakdown in relationships between Raheem and Brendan Rodgers. I wonder if this breakdown happened before or after the Liverpool manager allowed Raheem to go to Jamaica for 2 weeks, mid-season?

Winning trophies was also given as Sterling’s motivation for moving to Man City. It could be argued that if Sterling really wanted to win medals he should have done something in last season’s FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa.

What you’ve done at a club and how you leave, normally dictates how you will be received by those supporters, so it will be interesting to see how long it takes before Liverpool fans will be able to say anything positive about Raheem. I’m going to start the bidding at never.

If you are a Liverpool fan and have something nice to say about Raheem, feel free to let me know via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

Til next time, be nice to each other.

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Rooney or lineker

June 22, 2015

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After what was described as a positive meeting between the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and the owners, first team coach Mike Marsh was released assistant manager Colin Pascoe was sacked, whilst Rodgers remained. The latter decision must have been difficult for Rodgers who’d worked with Pascoe since their Swansea days and their families were interlinked with Brendan’s daughter going out with Colin’s son. I don’t know if they are still together but if so that will make for awkward family gatherings. Now I’m not saying this happened but when have you sacrificed a friend to save yourself? You can let me know via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

In other news, Sol Campbell wants to be the Mayor of London and why wouldn’t he? I’m sure playing football most of your adult life is the perfect apprenticeship to running one of the world’s major cities. With this in mind, which ex footballer would you like to see running a major city? It also made me wonder how many Spurs fans would vote for Sol as mayor.

Jack Grealish was pictured enjoying himself on his downtime. If it was down to me Jack would have got away with this behaviour because despite being a football fan, I don’t think I’d recognise Jack Grealish if he were upright, nevermind lying flat on his back.

The Jessica Ennis-Hill stand at Sheffield Utd is being re-named the Redbrik Estate Agency. Naturally, we can’t stand in the way of commercial interests, so if Jessica is such a big fan of Sheffield Utd she should change her name to Redbrik Estate Agency Ennis-Hill.

And Finally… With Wayne Rooney and Gary Lineker now level on England goals scored, it begs the question, Rooney or Lineker?

Til next time, be nice to each other.

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Bone picking with Simon Mignolet

March 9, 2015

Hola. Hope you are well.

I have a bone to pick with Simon Mignolet, a small one but nonetheless a bone.

Around Valentine’s day, Simon did an interview putting his return to form down to his fiancée after she pointed out he may have been ‘overthinking things’.

Admittedly it’s quite sweet that despite Liverpool employing a manager, many coaches, a goalkeeping coach and a sports psychologist, he puts his good form down to his missus.

What I don’t like is that he has given the green light to every partner to interfere in our jobs, pointing out areas we can improve. So for that Simon, thanks a lot.

Feel free to let me know when your other half involved themselves in your work and what was the outcome. The more negative the better. You can contact me via the Comments Button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

Til next time, be nice to each other.

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Has the Champions League lost its Heart (Fm)

November 8, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

I decided to go to my local pub to watch Real Madrid v Liverpool. I got there a little before kick off, only to find it was really quiet with only one TV screen on and that was set to Heart Fm.

As the match was about to start I had to ask for another TV to be turned on. This was done but Heart Fm remained, so the first half was played to the soundtrack of modern pop tunes. That and 2 guys arguing about whether you should or shouldn’t wash chicken before cooking (feel free to join the debate via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev).

By the second half the chicken debaters had gone (Heart Fm remained) leaving me at this point as the only customer in the pub. I was therefore quite pleased when a man came in, only to realise he was dropping off a take away for the barmaid.

I couldn’t help thinking that when UEFA came up with the idea of the Champions League, they didn’t have this in mind.

Til next time, stay safe!



Goals goals goals

October 5, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

I went to see Dulwich Hamlet v Wingate & Finchley (I think I used to rent a flat with these guys)

The game ended 3-3 with all the goals scored in the 2nd half.

After the game I went to the pub to watch Liverpool v Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup, which had gone into extra time. I saw 2 more goals, one from each side, which took the game into penalties. This as we all know became an epic with Liverpool eventually winning it 14-13.

This meant that within a couple of hours I’d seen 35 goals. Can anyone compete with that? Feel free to let me know via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

Til next time, stay safe!


Mario Balotelli is 100% human

August 26, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

The way some people are speaking about Mario Balotelli, it’s almost as if Brendan Rodgers has taken leave of his senses and decided to sign a mythical creature who’s half human, half beast, rather than the current Italy striker.

I’ve heard it said that he’s a ‘risk‘ and that he may ‘lead players astray’. What is he going to do, try to convince Raheem Sterling to wag/bunk off training?

Having said this, if Liverpool do want someone to look out for Mario to ensure he doesn’t get into any scrapes, I’m offering my services. I currently work in a Secondary school, working 1-1 with a pupil. I’ve previously worked as a Mentor and worked in a Primary school, not that I’m saying working with children of this age would in any way be similar to dealing with a professional footballer. I also have a Level 1 football coaching badge, so I’m qualified to put out some cones at training.

Leaving London would be a wrench (it wouldn’t) but it’s a sacrfice I’m prepared to make, plus I’m from the NorthWest so it would be like moving home for me.

So if you work at Liverpool or have any influence at the club, could you pass on my offer to the relevant people. Your support will be gratefully received.

Til next time, stay safe!