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Xabi Alonso

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He looks in some difficulty. A similar thing happened to Fabregas in our match a few weeks ago. Xabi's been one of our most consistent players this season, and is absolutely crucial to our league campaign. Let's hope it's not too serious.

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posted Jan 5, 2009

"Put Gerrard in centre midfield and you will be out of the running for the title within a fortnight!"

Oh yeah? We have one of the best secondary strikers in the premiership in Robbie Keane. He's scored the same amount of goals as Berbatov last season (23), and has scored more goals than Wayne Rooney in every season that either of the players have taken part in the league.

I for one am not worried about pulling Gerrard back to a defensive role. He tackles well, and can always advance in the later stages of the game if neccesary (Lucas or Plessis can stand in alongside Mascherano)

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posted Jan 5, 2009

Checked on here and also on lfctv but still no update. Need to know really to decide what to do with my fantasy league team. There is no problem with Gerrard playing centre midfield in a 4-4-2 he does it well enough for England. smileysmiley

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posted Jan 5, 2009

I've just checked the LFC website and it seems we will be without young gun Emiliano Insua, who's heading to an under-21 tournament in South America, for the next month or so.

This is also not great news, although clearly less of a squad burden than the loss through injury of Xabi Alonso. I think Insua's been playing well recently, and if he continues progressing in the right direction will be one of the best full-backs in the world. He's quick, strong and offensively smart. But now that our first choice (Aurelio) is back back in the squad, let's hope we can hold the line until Insua returns - Dossena is not exactly the sharpest tool in the draw!

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posted Jan 5, 2009

That's a massive pain in the arse, to be honest. Considering that he is now a first-choice player, Liverpool should take priority over the U-20s. It's fortuitous that Aurelio has returned, but we all know his trouble with recurring injuries... (TOUCH WOOD, ETC.)

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posted Jan 5, 2009

Why is it a 4-5-1 when Gerrard plays off a striker but a 'more attacking 4-3-3' when Keane plays off the striker? Isn't Gerrard our top scorer this season?

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posted Jan 5, 2009

Dossena is still sharper than Wayne Bridge and he cost 12 million.......allegedly. More wonderful behaviour by the Chelsea players in the London evening free papers today...21k on Wayne Bridge's leaving party. No wonder he was happy to stay and catch splinters all this season.

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posted Jan 5, 2009

Bridge was a really good player for Southampton, and has shown glimpses of that for Chelsea. Unfortunately for him, he has followed the path of so many in stagnating in the 100 Million Pound Reserve Team, but I still think that will be a good signing by City.

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posted Jan 5, 2009

>>I've just checked the LFC website and it seems we will be without young gun Emiliano Insua, who's heading to an under-21 tournament in South America, for the next month or so.

WHAT? yikes

Well then we'd better buy someone right away. Because Aurelio gets injured too often for my liking, and Dross can't cut it.

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posted Jan 6, 2009

Hopefully it isn't that bad but just incase we can allways put lucas in.He has hes good spells

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posted Jan 7, 2009

Liverpool website is debating whether or not Alonso will be fit for the game against Stoke at the weekend..

Doesn't look too serious then thank god!

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