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way to go,,yep you have to perform to stay in the game!!
sciara
24th Jan 2013 8:37
GT-LFC
24th Jan 2013 8:54
"BR surely is proving himself. Next season we will be back in the top 4 and we will kick on from there. SD is gaining confidence,but he does seem to lose confidence quickly.Keep your head up lad."
jeevanfs
24th Jan 2013 9:08
"Brendan needs to kick everyone's backside once in a while! mebbe get himself on to play a couple of games :-) That'll get everybody fired up !!"
Champions Of Europe
24th Jan 2013 9:09
"Its clear you're playing better than last year, but don't get too ahead of yourself; a little humility in this interview wouldn't have gone amiss (i.e. I was not playing well at all). You play for LFC & are an England international, consistency is what you should bring to the team, not what the team should bring to you. Keep improving lad."
champy1
24th Jan 2013 9:14
"There you go Stewart - play well and you'll stay. But don't let the gaffer make up your mind to play well. Spur yourself on to become consistently better and keep it going. You have the talent, never doubt your own capabilities."
Simakop
24th Jan 2013 9:15
"God for you great for us keep going the way you have in a past few weeks onwards and upwards Y.N.W.A. "
GiLaBoLa
24th Jan 2013 9:15
"on the contrary, you have to think that you have something to lose if you don't perform, that will spur you more, Stewart."
xxrussx
24th Jan 2013 9:24
"Downing should be a leader setting an example for the younger players, and showing a bit of pride and fight when thr going gets tough. In fact I have only seen him play half decent against weak opposition. In important games he goes missing."
Aussie27
24th Jan 2013 9:40
"Keep going stewie keep pushing son"
Credable
24th Jan 2013 10:46
"Everyone is motivated differently no matter where or who they are! BR is a brilliant coach, kudos to him! YNWA"
davieso
24th Jan 2013 10:48
"needs to start cutting inside and having more shots on goal. i got faith in him hes good enough really"
spw211
24th Jan 2013 11:00
"You are doing well now Stewart, good to see you have more confidence now to play your game."
Lpool_forever
24th Jan 2013 11:07
"Still need to see the form continue Stewart. You're doing good(ish). Definitely on the up as compared to last year and the first half of the season. But it needs to continue. Show us that you belong here and YNWA !!!!"
Mar77
24th Jan 2013 11:59
"I'm happy that things have turned around for SD as it obviously benefits LFC but...couldn't he have looked in the mirror and had the same little chat with himself when it was obvious he was playing cr*p!"
stickleback93
24th Jan 2013 12:02
"Assaidi deserves more of a chance.. if he got given the chances and game time downing has he would be a better player!"
A34Q
24th Jan 2013 12:10
"Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind."
BRadmirer
24th Jan 2013 12:38
"This is Liverpool son, you either play your top game or you move on. Can't believe you have to be reminded of that. Now show us what you have for the rest of the season. Your future is in your hands."
rosso76
24th Jan 2013 13:05
"I think that the merit of BR has been that of found you the best position more suited to you Stew. Playing as right attacker you can express your skills, defensive and offensive, you can cross, dribble, close the opponent winger,... "
rosso76
24th Jan 2013 13:05
"...cut inside and shoot to the net with your left peg and so on. Your merit has been that of having played without pressure and nothing to lose. Keep working hard and playing this way Stew! YNWA Stewart Downing"
redahendo
24th Jan 2013 13:16
"GT-LFC, ive always liked SD but the problem with him I fear is being a small fish in a big pond, If he grows in confidence and also with him being one of the older crowd then I can see him being a bigger fish and his play will improve. Keep the faith people!"
LFC1958
24th Jan 2013 13:32
"You have done well over the past few matches but you are at that prime age and shouldn't need a kick up the backside to play well. Lets hope you are now confident of producing the goods week in week out. You have all the support of great players around you and that should be encouragement enough.YNWA"
RealLonewar
24th Jan 2013 13:58
"Its amazing when you know you are no longer gauranteed a place in the team(last season he was) and told you can move on, how a player will find form to stay, well done BR!!!!!!!!!!"
Rushjob _
24th Jan 2013 14:03
"Not convinced the mental strength is there to ever fulfill potential? However- last month been superb. Feel the weight and sheer size of LFC fazed him at first a la Joe Allen now. This is a huge football club- and its a case of sink or swim. No issues with last months showing though. "
5STARKOP
24th Jan 2013 14:20
"just keep the current form going downing til the end of the season and show the form in the big games and then we can reassess in the summer - sor far so good tho!! "
liver_red66
24th Jan 2013 14:43
"This is what he needed a boot up the backside, under kenny he knew he would have the managers backing even if he played poorly, thats not the case under Brendan. I still think we should sell hi, not getting any younger..."
whacko jacko
24th Jan 2013 14:46
"Yes Stew very much in agreement with you n your performances last season n first part of this. you can see the difference in your passing n work rate BUT you really need to start taking men on n beating them as you used to at Villa ! John Barnes style !!! Keep going Stew"
abbeyleix kop
24th Jan 2013 14:51
"fair play to u stewert many pros put in your position would have sat on the bench collecting huge wages but u got ur head down ,worked hard ,got ur reward and it is easily seen in your improved performances.a perfect example to young pros at the club that hard work does pay off .RESPECT STEWERT DOWNINGu won me over with ur hard work and refusa.l to give up YNWA"
only1Cloggs
24th Jan 2013 15:02
"The first season you were just out. Then you have three half decent games and you start shushing people and mouth off on here about how great you are. Not LFC worthy."
mightyredsbeds
24th Jan 2013 15:26
"well done mate. glad you found the form we all knew you were capable of. keep it up"
krtech
24th Jan 2013 15:26
"we will know after 31st jan if you care about liverpool fc or if you will let the wind carry you on pitch or do your magic by disapearing on the pitch and let your partner play with 10"
harbin91
24th Jan 2013 15:49
"Put some good performances in this year. Last year, you made some cracking crosses but lacked a real finish. No doubt you play better on the right wing to cut inside... just need to track back better ."
centrecircle100
24th Jan 2013 16:19
"lets see sd perform in the big games-arsenal away and man city away"
-LDW-
24th Jan 2013 16:45
"*sighs*..."
Gerrard o ya beauty
24th Jan 2013 16:49
"I'm going to judge him after the Arsenal game. YNWA"
KINGOFCLUBS
24th Jan 2013 17:14
"He's earned his place in the last half dozen or so games but up til then he let himself and the club down with mainly poor performances. It's funny how some players re-act when they realise this is the last chance, well that's not good enough in my book. How on earth can a multi-capped international suffer from a huge dip in confidence, he should apologize to Kenny for not producing - criminal!..."
KINGOFCLUBS
24th Jan 2013 17:15
"Saying that, if he continues his current form, the odd blip will be excused and he may have a future at LFC - prove how much you want it week in, week out!"
KINGOFCLUBS
24th Jan 2013 17:20
"maybe that's why UTD showed no interest in him - lack of mental strength! We need more players who come back fighting when they get knocked down."
rosso76
24th Jan 2013 17:42
"whacko jacko, Stew Downing beats opponents specially with his left peg when he can play on the left side in his natural position, he has anyway showed huge improvements even with his right peg although he does not succeed to beat players when he finds himself at the right flank, but after all you can't pretend that... "
rosso76
24th Jan 2013 17:43
"...His workrate and commitment are doubtless inestimable. Keep working hard and giving it all Stew Downing! YNWA SD"
plyNo1red
24th Jan 2013 18:27
"you have to improve to keep your place in the team. can do more. YNWA"
cordoso
24th Jan 2013 18:33
"well done sd for working your way back, any player can have a dip in form and some are confidence players like stewart. the combo of sd and enrique never looked good last season but on the right with johnson behind him sd looks like the real deal."
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
24th Jan 2013 18:50
"IT'S OBVIOUSLY DIFFICULT TO PRODUCE YOUR BEST WITHOUT A DECENT RUN IN THE SIDE. AS SD SAYS; "A GOOD RUN OF GAMES HAS BEEN GOOD FOR ME." 10 OR 20 MINUTES HERE AND THERE WON'T IMPROVE ANY PLAYER. KEEP UP THE GRAFT, CHIP IN WITH GOALS AND GIVE IT 100% !!"
LiverpoolTillDeath69
24th Jan 2013 18:58
"You didn't show any quality when we played against big teams. I can't say enough: during the Man U match, you didn't try to stop Man U players who were in front of you at all, you seemed to be afraid of them and didn't want to get closer than 3 meters to them. Watch replay and feel annoyed by this. Liverpool was like a 10 man team that day. And 2 goals lost to Man U, you were part of the cause."
LiverpoolTillDeath69
24th Jan 2013 19:02
"with the pricy payment these players receive, does Liverpool need to improve his weak mind? Just sell him and find other strong minded players with skills. There are plenty of them."
Scousemorals
24th Jan 2013 19:17
"Stewie, I think you're a fine example, playing in left-back when you should be up top putting them away. I notice you try and take a head-on pace approach and you've got quick feet. Work a bit more on throwing the defender off at short distance but otherwise very proud you're a red. YNWA."
Scousemorals
24th Jan 2013 19:20
"Another thing which people notice is crunching in for tackles. They want to see a physical player who isn't afraid of a challenge so keep up the good work but get on in doing the weights at the gym we want some agression from you!"
Scousemorals
24th Jan 2013 19:21
"It should be noted by some how far Stewie's come. He's gone through a Lucas phase and to some extents is jumping the gun here - You've got a way to go Mr Downing but you're certainly on the right track. Loosen up a bit you got the gift, kid."
Scousemorals
24th Jan 2013 19:26
"And Liverpooltilldeath69, I do appreciate where you're coming from but look at his performances in Villa. Not everyone is an instant hit. I'd imagine you'd have trouble in your head with such a huge wage, expectation and criticism."
Scousemorals
24th Jan 2013 19:30
"We've seen some decent players come here and buckle under the pressure...what happened with Robbie Keane, he's a firecracker and couldn't hit the target here. We're awful fans in reality...whatever happened to support. No-one gave him any time at all and you can't deny that."
LiverpoolTillDeath69
24th Jan 2013 19:32
"Scousemorals : of course expectation is what we are having when any new Liverpool players are brought in. I would say it was a mistake KK made buying him from Aston Villa, similarly to Carrol from NC. They may have proved to be good at those clubs, but since they are not proving any good here, why keeping him play and negatively effect the team performance."
LiverpoolTillDeath69
24th Jan 2013 19:38
"So far he has not proved to be so great at Liverpool and is taking spot from other players to have a chance. Why giving him so much opportunity while not giving such opportunity to other players. "
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
24th Jan 2013 19:49
"WE'D ALL AGREE THAT STEWART DOWNING HAS NOT EXACTLY SET THE WORLD ALIGHT. BUT TO SINGLE HIM OUT WHEN OTHER PLAYERS HAVE PLAYED AS BAD OR WORSE IS UNFAIR. AT MAN.U DURING THE 1ST 45 MINS THERE WERE NUMEROUS CANDIDATES WHO UNDER PERFORMED, NOT JUST SD. "
YNWA1999
24th Jan 2013 19:54
"I think that Stewie is quite honest here and so was BR in dealing with him. Stewart has a lot to play for, including international opportunities. He has a very big four months ahead - make or break. I hope he rises to the challenge as he has potential. YNWA"
LiverpoolTillDeath69
24th Jan 2013 19:57
"I agree there are a few players under performed during Man U match. Too bad, some players didn't get a chance to play as a sub."
ashwind
24th Jan 2013 20:00
"i dont und how come newcastle are getting good players at a cheap price n lfc can't ...... fsg recruit toons chief n fire ayre ..... all our targets hv gone to weaker team "
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
24th Jan 2013 20:10
"LIVERPOOLTILLDEATH69, STERLING HAD A POOR GAME AT MAN.U, LUCAS HAD A QUIET GAME, JOHNSON WAS AT FAULT FOR THE 2ND GOAL AND MAYBE AGGER LET RVP GET 1ST RUN ON HIM FOR THE OPENER ? PLENTY OF CANDIDATES BUT SD TAKES THE BRUNT OF IT."
powderfinger2712
24th Jan 2013 20:41
"KEEP THE FAITH STEWART.WE SAW WHAT YOU GAVE FANS IN LAST GAME.ITS UP TO YOU,KEEP THE FAITH."
LiverpoolTillDeath69
24th Jan 2013 21:01
" LFC THRU THICK + THIN: After the match, I listed our players who didn't do good job, Allen and Johnson are one of those. Sterling to me was not so lucky since he was placed on the left side, which i always think is not a good idea. I would blame BR for this. Sometimes, it's just a piece of puzzle we can place and make it work."
lpdcollier
24th Jan 2013 21:32
"I am happy Downing and Hendo are starting to perform. I have heard on these comments that BR is the man behind there up turn in form. I agree a little. The fact is though how many players take a season to settle to a new team it happens all to often, it happened at Villa with Downing ask any Villa fan is first season was poor, second season he was player of the year. Cont "
lpdcollier
24th Jan 2013 21:32
"Henry, Pires, Ronaldo the list goes on, did that mean those top managers got it wrong, NO they persevered with them and we know what happens next. I think it is all to easy to heap praise on BR when in reality there up turn in performance would have inevitable occurred. "
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
24th Jan 2013 21:33
"LIVERPOOLTILLDEATH69, I THINK THE WHOLE TEAM WERE FLAT 1ST HALF, WHICH HAS BEEN WELL DOENTED. I RECKON ALL TOO OFTEN OUR SUPPORTERS SINGLE OUT INDIVIDUALS UNFAIRLY THOUGH. RECENTLY DOWNING, HENDERSON, SHELVEY AND ALLEN HAVE BEEN HAMMERED AT TIMES."
lpdcollier
24th Jan 2013 21:34
"As Liverpool fans lets all hope how poor Allen and Borini have been thus far, it is there settling in period and next season we will see what BR saw in them."
redahendo
24th Jan 2013 21:41
"Every player we have has a certain potential.Its down to the individual but it's also down to the management,team,fans to get the best out of players. Some respond to criticism,some don't. SD is a talented lad and we need to keep the faith in him.Criticise yes, but constructively please."
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
24th Jan 2013 21:45
"REDAHENDO, WHAT'S HAPPENING ?? WOULD YOU AGREE, IT'S SO EEEASY WINDING SOME PEOPLE UP ?? IT'S LIKE "TAKING CANDY OFF A BABY" AS J***Y S*****E MIGHT SAY, HA HA, "HOW'S ABOUT THAT THEN?" "
germs5
24th Jan 2013 21:57
"why on earth we want to sell pepe??even MU want him..dont be stupid..keep pepe for good..he is the best..why barcelona want him then..keep him rodger..extend his contract if need to.."
MO786LFC
24th Jan 2013 22:46
"Not good enough.. Fact!! Played so poor against Man U, and first goal was down to his ball watching. 2 assists and 1 goal in 1000 mins. Tom Ince has 10+!"
LiverpoolTillDeath69
24th Jan 2013 23:03
"Btw, how on earth Southampton managed to get Mr. Inter man to their but not our team. It's not a bad news, but if Liverpool had tried to get him, I would expected we had lost the bid to bigger teams. I don't know about this guy's performance anyway."
wmraker
25th Jan 2013 1:05
"at ur age ..u should be told if u have been good or not !!.. i still dont rate u above Raheem or Suso !!"
ryanvl
25th Jan 2013 1:10
"Will u all give him a break?! He is being honest, that's all. Who played well last season or the year before? Suarez and? Yeah, that s right, not many. Skrtle-agger, lucas and that s that. Instead of saluting his response and hard work, u guys keep on talking about last season. It's over, just let him be. Well done, SD"