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Hi

I was playing pes 5 yesterday (don't ask me why) and i thought i'll play as liverpool...

I had almost forgot some of the turkey's we had playing for us back in 2005: we had some great players who are still in the team now like Gerrard and Alonso, but I had forgotten about players like Traoré and Morientes who failed to impress.

if you look at the 05/6 squad (see below) you can see what Benitez has done to change the team from a mediocre team with a few talented individuals to a talented squad (see below) who i believe have the ability to do the business this season - if not then at least improve on 4th place! shows what can be done in a few years with a consistent manager.

What are your thoughts on this and do you think that rafa should be using some of our talent youth team more??

05/6 squad

20 Scott Carson
1 Jerzy Dudek
25 José Manuel Reina
5 Daniel Agger
36 Antonio Barragan
23 Jamie Carragher
3 Steve Finnan
4 Sami Hyypiä
2 Jan Kromkamp
6 John Arne Riise
21 Djimi Traoré
28 Stephen Warnock
37 Zak Whitbread
8 Steven Gerrard
16 Dietmar Hamann
7 Harry Kewell
10 Luis Garcia
22 Mohamed Lamine Sissoko
14 Xabi Alonso
30 Boudewijn Zenden
9 Djibrill Cissé
15 Peter Crouch
11 Robbie Fowler
19 Fernando Morientes

08/9 squad
1 Diego Cavalieri
2 Andrea Dossena
4 Sami Hyypia
5 Daniel Agger
7 Robbie Keane
8 Steven Gerrard
9 Fernando Torres
11 Albert Riera
12 Fabio Aurelio
14 Xabi Alonso
15 Yossi Benayoun
16 Jermaine Pennant
17 Alvaro Arbeloa
18 Dirk Kuyt
19 Ryan Babel
20 Javier Mascherano
21 Lucas Leiva
22 Emiliano Insua
23 Jamie Carragher
24 David NGog
25 Jose Reina
26 Jay Spearing
27 Philipp Degen
28 Damien Plessis
29 Krisztian Nemeth
30 Charles Itandje
31 Nabil El Zhar
32 Stephen Darby
34 Martin Kelly
37 Martin Skrtel

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posted Oct 11, 2008

Stevie Warnock would easily get in our first team now, in answer to the how well has our squad been developed question

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posted Oct 11, 2008

liverpool suck

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posted Oct 11, 2008

Ranieri has just made a clown of himself (if he didn't before).

Would i swap a bit more pace in sacrifice of striking a ball from anywhere on the pitch (sometimes the half way line), an eye for an inch perfect pass to anywhere on the pitch and more vision than a bloke with eyes in the back of his head?

No.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

comment by ronaldoforthewin (U8445473)
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Cant be any slower than Fabregas, surely?

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Is this a joke? Slower than Fabregas? He goes from box to box compared to Alonso. Check their Opta index stats. Alonso is more static but with a brilliant range of passing.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Molby, Schuster and even the great Zidane weren't exactly pacey either, but like Alonso their class and football brain ensured they were not embarassed on the football field due to their lack of pace.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Cant be any slower than Fabregas, surely?

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Is this a joke? Slower than Fabregas? He goes from box to box compared to Alonso. Check their Opta index stats. Alonso is more static but with a brilliant range of passing.

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Running box to box doesnt mean that your fast, using your logic Fabregas must be faster than Ronaldo.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

"Ranieri has just made a clown of himself"
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erm No he has not. If you actually read Ranieri's comments, you'll realise that he didn't criticise Alonso for being a bad player due to his lack of pace. He acknowledged the player's lack of pace and simply said he would not suit his team. Ranieri said that this was because Camoranesi and Nedved do not track back. Therefore, if Alonso played for Juventus alongside those two, there would be problems as Alonso would have very little freedom to execute his brillian passing.

At Liverpool, Alonso has Gerrard who bombs up and down, Mascherano who sits deep and even Kuyt on the right who works up and down all game. All Ranieri is aying is that Alonso would not work in the Juventus midfield. His comments are very sensible and if anyone has made a clown of themself it is in fact you. He never once said Alonso was a bad player.

A similar example can be seen in the Argentina side. I rate Riquelme as the best footballer in the world right now and he is lazier and slower than Alonso. Yet, he operates well in the Argentina side because he often has Mascherano (sits deep), Cambiasso (box-to-box), Lucho (box-to-box) and even at times the energetic Zanetti doing the dirty work for him.

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posted Oct 13, 2008

Even though he doesn't have the shot or speed as gerrard, i believe that he is the best passer on the team and can get the game going so well on his day, a bit like the pirlo of liverpool. Would have loved it if wenger was able to sign him for arsenal :D

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posted Oct 13, 2008

Have the BBC gone nuts once again?Why link this to an article on Xavi Alonso?

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posted Oct 13, 2008

If i recall Alonso was man of the match against manchester utd... well there midfeild cost more then your average Burnley centre half but that proves how good alonso is. I assume this is just journalists trying to stir up some stories while theres nothing to write about in the international break other then a very dull england win.

But if the rumours are true then frankly if you dont want to play for liverpool then dont. Man city strongly believe they will overspend monsterous amounts on people like torres but if he came to liverpool lowering his wages and denying offers from utd and chelsea why would he move to a smaller club.

Alonso is a great passer and yes he is slow but he covers more ground the kuyt in a game. He needs to come forward and shoot more accurately so he gets appriciated. He just keeps getting injured all the time and takes ages to get to his best. In the 05/06 he never got injured, produced wonder passes and scored goals out of this world. If he were to leave then he should be replaced by top quality. Gerrard and Masherano is oblivously one of the best midfeild about but lucas doesnt do it for me at all, too young and average. I think weve messed Barry about too much and he's hardly nippy is he.

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