TEAMtalk readers debate whether Jurgen Klopp can build a Fergie-esque dynasty at Liverpool, while Man Utd fans have their say on Memphis Depay.
Klopp comparison to Fergie
Fergie’s domination was underpinned by the Class of 92 which is very unlikely to happen again and there is now significantly more competition in the PL than when United dominated what was always a two-horse race.
Personally I can’t see anybody dominating the PL like United did again.
Klopp is a very good manager though and a perfect fit for Liverpool and I would be surprised if he doesn’t ultimately deliver trophies.
Coutinho and Firmino’s future
Being realistic I reckon he’ll be with us another 18 months, assuming we make the Champions League this year. I think it is inevitable that he will go to Barca and there is no point burying our heads in the sand about it. Neymar is not going to do us any favours in all this. He and Phil have been mates since they were kids and he’ll be in his ear every opportunity.
All we can do is tie him down to a new contract to ensure maximum sale value, and to utilise him to maybe win the league. We all know the new contract won’t keep any player somewhere he doesn’t want to be, but Bingo’s right, he would be a massive legend winning the league for us, he wouldn’t get the same love in Spain.
He probably will leave at some point,but certainly not this season. He loves Liverpool, the fans, loves his life here, the team is playing well, getting results, he’s a major player in the side (which he wouldn’t be at Barcelona)… He’ll stay put in my opinion.
We could win every title possible and the South American lads could still jump ship. We have to be realistic cos history shows us that all the talented South American lads want to go to Barca and if Barca don’t want them then they say real Madrid is the dream.
I see Firmino as more of a Barca player than Coutinho due to his movement and finishing. They may come after him in a season or two.
Walking out, Memphis
Koeman confirmed that Everton are interested in Depay. I would be surprised that club has given up on him so easily. Yes his lifestyle and attitude stinks, but we have had players like him in the past and allowed them time to change. He just needs a run of games in the 1st team IMO to properly prove himself. We have across players like him before i.e Ronaldo and to certain extent Beckham. Under Ferguson he would have been given a proper chance, it seems like today if they play poor one game, they are just dropped.
It is borderline blasphemous to compare Memphis to Ronaldo. Ronaldo had a hell of a lot more professionalism and commitment. His hunger was and still is unrivaled, you can see it on the pitch – it’s obvious. I see none of that from Memphis.
I agree with blacky. Memphis does not deserve to start because he had consistently failed to impress when he has. Martial, Rashford, Mata, even Lingard all have produced better performances. Off the top of my head I only remember Memphis producing two top class performances in all the time he has been a Manchester United player – once against Midjylland (or whatever that random Europa League side was) and once against Luxembourg this week for the Netherlands.
We should loan him out or sell him with a buy back clause. He has not produced the goods against any remotely quality opposition. I don’t even remember when he last beat a Premier League defender.