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Sepp kicking up a fuss

Well, someone has to come up with the dough and so far no one has. I don't know

If he can pass it sideways or 2m forwards with accuracy he should be fine
We will sell for less than £40 million. He won’t be sticking around.
 
We've fucked up several times with young CB's before by not giving them enough time to develop.
Ayala, Paletta, San Jose, am I missing someone?
Maybe even Martin Kelly, if he had someone other than the defensive mastermind Rodgers managing him in his formative years.

I can understand where Sepp's frustration is coming from. The work is done from our side, it's time to throw him into the deep end and see if he floats.
Coates?
 
I think Slot had said we're not going to turn into Feyenoord 2.0 and would he really neuter Trent? Don't see it.

I didn’t say he would neuter Trent - where’d you get that idea from.

Slot uses high wide FB’s and inverted FB’s - his system seems be a lot less rigid than Klopps - but again, the tweak will be he’d prefer to progress the ball quickly into the attacking third with short, quick passing rather than Trent hitting long passes. That’s more about percentages and retention.

Trent will likely be encouraged to get forward as he has under Klopp, but the difference, I expect is you won’t see Trent getting the ball off the CBs deep or sitting inbetween the CBs like as much.

I think Slott will get him to invert much higher up the pitch - as I said it’ll be a lot more fluid - Slot still likes a box midfield, but you might find Trent as more towards the forward end than the defensive end.

Slot hates low percentage long balls, so he’ll have his teams trying to avoid them.

That’s the thing about Slot - it’s hard to pin down his formation - because it’s fluid. You saw that in his first interview with his response to a question about 433.

Slot is more about playing style - players capable of interchanging positions, ball retention, short quick passing and overloading the “danger zone” - the space in front of the opposition box.

He’s like the anti-Mourinho - he was clear that controlling that space in front of his own box was critical to winning matches - that’s why his teams generally had a defensive double pivot in front of the back line.
 
I didn’t say he would neuter Trent - where’d you get that idea from.

Slot uses high wide FB’s and inverted FB’s - his system seems be a lot less rigid than Klopps - but again, the tweak will be he’d prefer to progress the ball quickly into the attacking third with short, quick passing rather than Trent hitting long passes. That’s more about percentages and retention.

Trent will likely be encouraged to get forward as he has under Klopp, but the difference, I expect is you won’t see Trent getting the ball off the CBs deep or sitting inbetween the CBs like as much.

I think Slott will get him to invert much higher up the pitch - as I said it’ll be a lot more fluid - Slot still likes a box midfield, but you might find Trent as more towards the forward end than the defensive end.

Slot hates low percentage long balls, so he’ll have his teams trying to avoid them.

That’s the thing about Slot - it’s hard to pin down his formation - because it’s fluid. You saw that in his first interview with his response to a question about 433.

Slot is more about playing style - players capable of interchanging positions, ball retention, short quick passing and overloading the “danger zone” - the space in front of the opposition box.

He’s like the anti-Mourinho - he was clear that controlling that space in front of his own box was critical to winning matches - that’s why his teams generally had a defensive double pivot in front of the back line.
Well I got the idea from this!

That’s not the point Froggie - we went long and direct more often under Klopp - nothing wrong with that, but Slot’s style is not to go direct or long - it’s short sharp passing, use of the 3rd man, etc. - it won’t be “give it to Trent and see if he can hit Darwin, Robbo or Mo quickly.

However if it's more like what you wrote above then I can get on board with that.
 
Well I got the idea from this!



However if it's more like what you wrote above then I can get on board with that.

Like I said - he’ll use Trent differently than Klopp - that’s not to diminish him - it’s just not focusing on him pinging long balls from the back - but also not just hanging out wide to whip in crosses.
 
Well, someone has to come up with the dough and so far no one has. I don't know

If he can pass it sideways or 2m forwards with accuracy he should be fine

It’s not the passing I’m worried about… it’s whether he treats the ball like a hot potato that he needs to get rid of as quickly as possible.
 
It’s not the passing I’m worried about… it’s whether he treats the ball like a hot potato that he needs to get rid of as quickly as possible.
Someone who played wing-back for 2 seasons should be pretty comfortable with the ball at his feet, I would think.
 
Someone who played wing-back for 2 seasons should be pretty comfortable with the ball at his feet, I would think.

You’d hope so, even if it was at a lower level - I haven’t seen enough of him to know, but it has been mentioned in other places that is technical ability on the ball wasn’t his strong point.

More than happy if he does a Quansah.

For me the question is - we need a consistent partner for Virgil and he needs to be good enough to play there in a League title chasing team.

A few years back Joe Gomez was good enough, so I can swallow taking a gamble on Quansah or VdB being that person with Gomez & Konate providing back up.

But… there has to be a question about whether they’re good enough right now and wouldn’t be better in a back up role.
I think Quansah done amazingly well - but are we ready to make first choice beside Virgil?

I love big Ibou, but I don’t trust his fitness.
 
You’d hope so, even if it was at a lower level - I haven’t seen enough of him to know, but it has been mentioned in other places that is technical ability on the ball wasn’t his strong point.

More than happy if he does a Quansah.

For me the question is - we need a consistent partner for Virgil and he needs to be good enough to play there in a League title chasing team.

A few years back Joe Gomez was good enough, so I can swallow taking a gamble on Quansah or VdB being that person with Gomez & Konate providing back up.

But… there has to be a question about whether they’re good enough right now and wouldn’t be better in a back up role.
I think Quansah done amazingly well - but are we ready to make first choice beside Virgil?

I love big Ibou, but I don’t trust his fitness.

I have a feeling that our CBs will be more protected under Slot, so we might be able to allow some development time on the field for a young CB. I love Klopp and I had no issues with his style of play, but it had to be hell for the center backs to play under him.
 
I like him.

If he keeps this clever self-promotion up, hopefully Kompany or those boys down in London will be enticed to go on a Caicedo/Lavia-style bidding war for Sepp.

Top 3 best defender in the Bundesliga ! 80M minimum no less !
 
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