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Loan Watch – Update on Aqua, Mavinga & Insua


Emiliano Insua – The Argentine has begun to play more regularly under new manager Ünder Bulent, and started Galatasaray’s 3-2 victory over Genclerbirli at the weekend. Insua has also been called up to Argentina’s national team by manager Sergio Batista for the friendlies against Nigeria and Poland next month. Insua wrote on his facebook page that he is delighted with the news:

“Very happy with the call to the National Team for the games of 1 and 4 of June. Re proud to wear the colours of my country and with energy and expectations to make things right. Thanks everyone.”

Insua got his first cap for Argentina under Diego Maradona in 2009.

Loan Round Up – With Aquilani, Insua, El Zhar and Degen, the only players now out on loan, I think it is a good time to look back at the rest of the players who went out on loan this campaign and see how well they did. For Daniel Ayala, it seems to have been a very beneficial experience after having played in the first team for both Hull and Derby County. The experience would have also been good for Dani Pacheco who contributed two goals to Norwich City getting promoted to the Premier League. Perhaps he maybe part of the Canaries’ plans next season too?
For Nathan Eccleston and David Amoo though, their loan spells were not as useful. Eccleston got a lot more game time than Amoo but both had to suffer through long spells on the bench. It would be better served for us to put them out on loan to clubs who need them for the first team next time or otherwise it really is pointless sending them out to other clubs at all.

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  • Eric says:

    Mavinga does not deserve the abuse given to him by some fans. He was clearly going for the ball and no way did he ever thought of kicking the guy in the head. But hopefully after his loan spell with Genk he’ll come back stronger next season and force himself into the first team. He’s a talented young left back and just like Flanagan, Robinson and Kelly, he should be given a chance in the first team.

    • Alex says:

      I can’t say I’d be disappointed if we saw Aqua back at Anfield. He can offer another dreative option in midfield which with the absence of Gerranrd and Meireles v Spurs, we lacked.

      For me, Insua is a better player than Mavigna, and he’s lost some weight and got a bit of pTurkey, and his performances have been good. I’d like to see him given another chance, and I don’t want to see Robinson relied upon as back up and have people turn on him when he makes mistakes along his learning curve under pressure like they did with Insua.

      As for Mavigna, I wouldn’t lose any sleep if he didn’t return, along with the other loanees and players who aren’t good enough, like Konchesky, El Zhar, Ayal (who has apparently been told he has no future at the club), Darby, Degen, Poulsen etc.

    • Shaunymo says:

      Agree with you Eric, however I do feel with a couple of add ons we can loan Robinson and Flanno to Championship sides until Chrsitmas. Add Pacheco, Ince, Coady and Wisdom to that list. Wilson should be playing ahead of these kids. Remeber he cost about 3-5million and is very talented! Sell Agger and push Kelly into the CB role to eventually fill in for Carra. Move Johnson back to RWB and Sell Aqua. Don’t bring him back. If they want that type of player then sign a prem-proven CM in Charlie Adam (I don’t think we need him though, with Lucas, Gerrard, Meireles, Spearing in the fold)

  • Dev says:

    Insua deserves to be back after loan spell,he is young and can be useful in our squad.
    Furthermore getting Aqua back would add depth in our MD.

  • karsten kaspersen says:

    Referees H. Webb and M. Atkinson are both god refs. And also 100 % anti-Liverpool!
    They have been hurting LFC tremendously for a very long time by interpreting the rules harshly against LFC, which is unlawful according to the rules of fairness!

    Yesterday (15 May 2011) Webb did this in the 0-2 defeat to Spurs:

    9 minute: goal – possible freekick to LFC?
    26 min. : P. Crouch acting, gets a freekick – destroyng a LFC pressure
    28min. : LFC contra L Suarez kicked from behind but no freekick no yellow card
    29 min. : Rose clearly commits penalty against Kuyt – not given
    45 min. : P. Crouch commits freekick against L. Leiva – results in a chance for Spurs


    46 min. : S. Pienaar should have been booked for a freekick against D. Kuyt
    47 min. : P. Crouch commits freekick but not given – results in a chance to Spurs
    54 min. : SCANDAL: Flanagans lawful shoulder tackle gives Spurs a penalty – outside of box!
    77 min. : Danish commentator: ” Webb has had many fifty-fifty decisions against Liverpool”
    83 min. : D. Kuyt`s acting gets LFC wrong freekick, danish commentator:”you could say LFC
    has had such a freekick in coming”

  • Jay Wright says:

    Mavinga looks a lot bigger than I thought! If the options were only to buy an expensive fullback (a la Baines, Cissoko etc) and make do with what we’ve got on the wings, or to buy a top quality winger and just try to make do with what we’ve got at the back + Insua & Mavinga, then I’d definitely go with the second option…

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