Sat 29 Jun, 2019 11:32 am
Is it "Liverpool players" or "Liverpool's players"?
If both are possible, do they mean the same thing?
If not, when should I use each of them?
Would you please give me some examples?
Liverpool players is the term most commonly used in the UK by those who talk about football. It's a common colloquialism and I'm not going to say any more about it.
They do mean the same thing but only one sounds natural in the UK.
'Liverpool players conquer Europe again'.
'Former Southampton players become Liverpool players with a view to deveoping a sense of purpose and achievement in life.'
Plenty of other examples if those aren't sufficient.
'Liverpool players wouldn't be so good if they hadn't got a German manager.'
How about, most Liverpool players would still be playing in minor leagues if Southampton hadn't taken a chance on them?
I prefer Austrian managers.
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Walter Hinteler wrote:
'..... if they hadn't got a German manager.'
What does "got" mean here?
In this context, 'got' = 'have'. Liverpool players have improved because they have a German manager. Walter is simultaneously hopelessly biased and absolutely correct!