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Surely it's a concern? At the moment I'd put Man City, united, Chelsea, spurs and arsenal 100% above Liverpool. I can see Liverpool battling around 4th place but potentially 6th is a possiblity with the signings Everton have made.

 

Pretty much every season some insist here how Everton are going to finish above Liverpool in the table, and it never happens. They've made some good signings for them, but apart from perhaps Pickford who is on the same sort of level as Mignolet (but might turn out better) I wouldn't have any of them in the Liverpool side.

 

I'll be concerned if Coutinho leaves but I can't see it happening unless Barcelona make a ridiculous bid. There's no way Coutinho will hand in a transfer request and force the move either as he has far too much respect for the club. At the moment Man City look the stand out team with the signings they've made. After that it's anybody's guess.

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Pretty much every season some insist here how Everton are going to finish above Liverpool in the table, and it never happens. They've made some good signings for them, but apart from perhaps Pickford who is on the same sort of level as Mignolet (but might turn out better) I wouldn't have any of them in the Liverpool side.

 

I'll be concerned if Coutinho leaves but I can't see it happening unless Barcelona make a ridiculous bid. There's no way Coutinho will hand in a transfer request and force the move either as he has far too much respect for the club. At the moment Man City look the stand out team with the signings they've made. After that it's anybody's guess.

Everton (4th) finished higher than Liverpool (5th) 2005, causing all that furore about who should play in the next year's competition.

 

 

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Everton (4th) finished higher than Liverpool (5th) 2005, causing all that furore about who should play in the next year's competition.

 

 

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So 12 years ago! I wasn't even a member on this forum then.

 

I'll bet £100 to anyone here that Liverpool finish above Everton this season. But I'm not saying this half-heartedly. Only take me on if you're actually willing to pay up. Or even for £50, and the loser gives to a charity of some sorts.

 

I'd say West Ham have signed better than Everton too myself.

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So 12 years ago! I wasn't even a member on this forum then.

 

I'll bet £100 to anyone here that Liverpool finish above Everton this season. But I'm not saying this half-heartedly. Only take me on if you're actually willing to pay up. Or even for £50, and the loser gives to a charity of some sorts.

 

I'd say West Ham have signed better than Everton too myself.

Perhaps Liverpool will finish above Everton, perhaps they won't. But just finishing above your city rivals should not be the be all and end all, especially when you're Liverpool. Not winning the league title for nearly 20 years should not be acceptable to a team of Liverpool ' stature. Forget about the blue half and concentrate on trying to finish top of the pile. Not just above Everton.

 

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Perhaps Liverpool will finish above Everton, perhaps they won't. But just finishing above your city rivals should not be the be all and end all, especially when you're Liverpool. Not winning the league title for nearly 20 years should not be acceptable to a team of Liverpool ' stature. Forget about the blue half and concentrate on trying to finish top of the pile. Not just above Everton.

 

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Eh? I only mentioned Everton because you mentioned they would (or could) finish above Liverpool. :laugh:

 

That's not just going to happen. Of course, you have a right to call me biased and I'll accept that. But how many Everton players would genuinely get into Liverpool's best 11? Pickford (not for me, not yet) and Keane perhaps, you could make a case for Coleman over Clyne. After that I'm really struggling. Baines is no better or worse than Milner at left-back these days.

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Eh? I only mentioned Everton because you mentioned they would (or could) finish above Liverpool.

 

That's not just going to happen. Of course, you have a right to call me biased and I'll accept that. But how many Everton players would genuinely get into Liverpool's best 11? Pickford (not for me, not yet) and Keane perhaps, you could make a case for Coleman over Clyne. After that I'm really struggling. Baines is no better or worse than Milner at left-back these days.

You said Everton never finish above Liverpool and I merely observed that they did in 2005. As Rafa would say "fact". I have little, if any, interest in the over hyped Premier League, but the chances of the title finishing up on Merseyside with either blue or red ribbons on it is limited.

 

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At this moment you have 3 teams battling for the title; Spurs, Chelsea and Man City.

 

You've then got 3 battling for 4th; Liverpool, Man U and Arsenal.

 

Everton are sat in some sort of no mans land in the middle, not challenging for the top 4 nor being in any risk of going down (and no Beechy I'm not taking your bet because I can't see Everton finishing above 7th). West Ham may join them.

 

The other 12 teams are teams that could struggle and go down.

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Perhaps Liverpool will finish above Everton, perhaps they won't. But just finishing above your city rivals should not be the be all and end all, especially when you're Liverpool. Not winning the league title for nearly 20 years should not be acceptable to a team of Liverpool ' stature. Forget about the blue half and concentrate on trying to finish top of the pile. Not just above Everton.

 

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It's more like 27 years since Liverpool won the title,season 1989/90 actually.

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Pretty much every season some insist here how Everton are going to finish above Liverpool in the table, and it never happens. They've made some good signings for them, but apart from perhaps Pickford who is on the same sort of level as Mignolet (but might turn out better) I wouldn't have any of them in the Liverpool side.

 

I'll be concerned if Coutinho leaves but I can't see it happening unless Barcelona make a ridiculous bid. There's no way Coutinho will hand in a transfer request and force the move either as he has far too much respect for the club. At the moment Man City look the stand out team with the signings they've made. After that it's anybody's guess.

 

I think it's going to rest on whether Liverpool can keep coutinho and if Everton can sign sigurdsenn. At the minute I'd still have Everton at 7th/8th but they do have a very decent manager and some great players, if they can replace lukaku they will be in a very strong position. Liverpool are still missing quality in my opinion, for me the keeper area is still not brilliant. Mignolet did improve and was decent last season but I still feel there are many better keepers in the premiership, I actually thought Liverpool would've made a move for someone like Pickford or hart. For me it's between city and Chelsea, then 3-6th could be anything.

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I think it's going to rest on whether Liverpool can keep coutinho and if Everton can sign sigurdsenn. At the minute I'd still have Everton at 7th/8th but they do have a very decent manager and some great players, if they can replace lukaku they will be in a very strong position. Liverpool are still missing quality in my opinion, for me the keeper area is still not brilliant. Mignolet did improve and was decent last season but I still feel there are many better keepers in the premiership, I actually thought Liverpool would've made a move for someone like Pickford or hart. For me it's between city and Chelsea, then 3-6th could be anything.

 

I wouldn't disagree with much about that post, other than that Sigurdsson would suddenly make Everton top 4 material. He's a very good player, but they've replaced Lukaku with an unproven young Spaniard and I can't see Klassen scoring anything like as many goals as he did in Holland, which is ultimately a similar standard to the Championship. They looked quite poor in their game yesterday, though ultimately it was the first competitive game of the season and you can't read too much, if anything, in it.

 

As for Liverpool, I'm fine with Mignolet so long as he doesn't let his standards drop form the second half of the season. There's little between him and Hart other than Joe does more shouting and posturing. If they could sign Van Dijk and Keita then they should be right up there. I still think Coutinho will say unless Barcelona make a ridiculous player plus cash offer should Neymard move to PSG. If they offered Rakitic and enough money to cover the the Keita transfer then as good as he is he would go with my blessing, as he's already been a very good servant and player for the club.

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At this moment you have 3 teams battling for the title; Spurs, Chelsea and Man City.

 

You've then got 3 battling for 4th; Liverpool, Man U and Arsenal.

 

Everton are sat in some sort of no mans land in the middle, not challenging for the top 4 nor being in any risk of going down (and no Beechy I'm not taking your bet because I can't see Everton finishing above 7th). West Ham may join them.

 

The other 12 teams are teams that could struggle and go down.

 

Exactly how I see it. But if Man City don't win the league with the talent and squad that they have then Guardiola is nothing but a hype job. Spurs are still strong but it's shocked me that as of yet they haven't at least brought one top class player in. If Kane got injured and missed any chunk of the season they are screwed.

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I see ex-Arsenal,Liverpool and Stoke player Jermaine Pennant has agreed to join Billericay Town on a two-year deal worth £3,000 a week.He joins Paul Konchesky and Jamie O'Hara who signed for the club last season.

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I see ex-Arsenal,Liverpool and Stoke player Jermaine Pennant has agreed to join Billericay Town on a two-year deal worth £3,000 a week.He joins Paul Konchesky and Jamie O'Hara who signed for the club last season.

 

Always thought he had loads of potential when he was at Liverpool years ago. Seems that his own mentality and attitude held him back. He's had an okay career, sure, but considering his early promise it can only be destined as somewhat of a failure in the same way as Jack Wilshere really.

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I think Spurs will struggle more this season especially with the Wembley factor and the lack of signings.I'm going for:-

 

1. Man.City

2. Chelsea

3. Man.Utd

4. Spurs

 

 

18. Newcastle

19. Brighton

20. Huddersfield

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I think Spurs will struggle more this season especially with the Wembley factor and the lack of signings.I'm going for:-

 

1. Man.City

2. Chelsea

3. Man.Utd

4. Spurs

 

 

18. Newcastle

19. Brighton

20. Huddersfield

Difficult to argue against Huddersfield, but I think Newcastle & Brighton under Hughton will do OK. Watford look nailed on for the drop and I'll take Palace to join them. And I don't see past Chelsea again for the title.

 

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I think Spurs will struggle more this season especially with the Wembley factor and the lack of signings.I'm going for:-

 

1. Man.City

2. Chelsea

3. Man.Utd

4. Spurs

 

 

18. Newcastle

19. Brighton

20. Huddersfield

 

That's how I see the top 4 with Spurs being the team who might drop out with either Liverpool or Arsenal nicking 4th spot.

 

I agree with Huddersfield but cannot see Newcastle going down and I think Brighton will do a Bournemouth and stay up. I think Burnley are looking like they are going down with their signings and if Swansea lose Siggurdson they will go down. Stoke for the bottom 6 as well unless they suddenly make some really good buys.

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Difficult to argue against Huddersfield, but I think Newcastle & Brighton under Hughton will do OK. Watford look nailed on for the drop and I'll take Palace to join them. And I don't see past Chelsea again for the title.

 

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Watford won't go down this season and I certainly can't see palace going either. Both have very good managers and have signed well in the summer. I can't look past Brighton and Huddersfield and can at the moment honestly see stoke really struggling to stay up.

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