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      General Transfer rumours/gossip thread

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      althebest1
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      Reply #36870: Aug 03, 2018 07:26:03 am
      Probably means Ojo would not have been an option even if he had stayed, but do we not have enough midfielders already, I'm not sure its a huge problem is it?

      We have enough midfielders? I would say one more of quality is needed, Can is gone and Ox is out long term so we are back to the same amount as last season, we were limping through the last games at the end of the season.
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      Reply #36871: Aug 03, 2018 08:18:18 am
      We have enough midfielders? I would say one more of quality is needed, Can is gone and Ox is out long term so we are back to the same amount as last season, we were limping through the last games at the end of the season.

      You are forgetting Lallana and at a push Sturridge could probably be used as an AM, IF he's fit, plus we potentially have Curtis Jones or some other youngsters who can fill in. I think we have a much stronger midfield now although it would have been nice with a Pulisic or Fekir and of course its a shame with Ox's injury.
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      Reply #36872: Aug 03, 2018 09:58:38 am
      You are forgetting Lallana and at a push Sturridge could probably be used as an AM, IF he's fit, plus we potentially have Curtis Jones or some other youngsters who can fill in. I think we have a much stronger midfield now although it would have been nice with a Pulisic or Fekir and of course its a shame with Ox's injury.

      That's the problem, I didn't forget Lallana it just shows when you have injuries like we had last year we would have to rely on Sturridge or Jones as midfielders, not good enough.
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      Reply #36873: Aug 03, 2018 11:18:17 am
      That's the problem, I didn't forget Lallana it just shows when you have injuries like we had last year we would have to rely on Sturridge or Jones as midfielders, not good enough.

      We have an extra midfielder this year, how many more midfielders do you think we need?
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      Reply #36874: Aug 03, 2018 12:49:05 pm
      You are forgetting Lallana and at a push Sturridge could probably be used as an AM, IF he's fit, plus we potentially have Curtis Jones or some other youngsters who can fill in. I think we have a much stronger midfield now although it would have been nice with a Pulisic or Fekir and of course its a shame with Ox's injury.

      Can’t see much game time for Lallana this season to be honest, think it will be his last season for the club. Wouldn’t shock me in the slightest to see him leave next summer.
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      Reply #36875: Aug 03, 2018 12:59:47 pm
      We have an extra midfielder this year, how many more midfielders do you think we need?


      No we don't.

      Coutinho hasnt been repaced.
      Can gone to Juventus.
      Ox out for the entire season.

      Front 3 can't be expected to front a season without another Left sided attacking option.

      I'd argue that LFC still needs that left sided utility option, gone since Coutinho left.

      Be that Fekir or someone else, it's still needed.
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      Reply #36876: Aug 03, 2018 01:30:48 pm
      No we don't.

      Coutinho hasnt been repaced.
      Can gone to Juventus.
      Ox out for the entire season.

      Front 3 can't be expected to front a season without another Left sided attacking option.

      I'd argue that LFC still needs that left sided utility option, gone since Coutinho left.

      Be that Fekir or someone else, it's still needed.

      Shaquiri may well be that player, not same level as Coutinho of course but useful none the less. If you count Shaquiri as a midfielder, and I see no reason why not, then we have strengthened.
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      Reply #36877: Aug 03, 2018 01:35:31 pm
      Shaquiri may well be that player, not same level as Coutinho of course but useful none the less. If you count Shaquiri as a midfielder, and I see no reason why not, then we have strengthened.

      If we look at why the club was short at the end of the season then I still feel to properly strengthen then the team needs one more option that can be utilised across the attacking/midfield area. Especially now that we know Ox is out for the entire season. I was happy enough before it was made public that Ox was not going to feature this season, as I thought he might be the answer for that driving option behind the front 3 (and Shaqiri might still be that option) but I still think the club needs one more in that area to avoid landing at the end of the season with crocks on the bench.
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      Reply #36878: Aug 03, 2018 01:55:00 pm
      If we look at why the club was short at the end of the season then I still feel to properly strengthen then the team needs one more option that can be utilised across the attacking/midfield area. Especially now that we know Ox is out for the entire season. I was happy enough before it was made public that Ox was not going to feature this season, as I thought he might be the answer for that driving option behind the front 3 (and Shaqiri might still be that option) but I still think the club needs one more in that area to avoid landing at the end of the season with crocks on the bench.

      At the moment we have the following first team midfielders: Fabinho, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Lallana and Shaquiri, that is 7 players for 3 positions, barring an injury nightmare that really should be enough especially since we can rotate them all through the season, more than we could last season.
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      Reply #36879: Aug 03, 2018 02:24:53 pm
      If we look at why the club was short at the end of the season then I still feel to properly strengthen then the team needs one more option that can be utilised across the attacking/midfield area. Especially now that we know Ox is out for the entire season. I was happy enough before it was made public that Ox was not going to feature this season, as I thought he might be the answer for that driving option behind the front 3 (and Shaqiri might still be that option) but I still think the club needs one more in that area to avoid landing at the end of the season with crocks on the bench.

      This all day. But Klopp isn't going to settle for second choice this time it seems. Unless Shaqiri is second choice.....
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      Reply #36880: Aug 03, 2018 02:26:28 pm
      Pulisic Talk

      Do you think Christian Pulisic is a real target for Klopp in the near future?

      JP: “Yes I do. Klopp’s admiration for Pulisic is well known. He tried and failed to bring him to Liverpool two years ago when Dortmund refused to sell.

      “Pulisic has developed a lot since then but he’s still far from the finished article. He only has two years left on his contract and if he doesn’t sign an extension I’d expect LFC to be keen next summer.

      “The price tag would probably be more realistic then. As it stands at the moment he wouldn’t get into Klopp’s starting line up. Spending £60m/£70m on a squad player makes little sense.”

      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/liverpool-news-transfers-live-aaron-14984884#ICID=Android_EchoNewsApp_AppShare
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      Reply #36881: Aug 03, 2018 02:32:10 pm
      Not worth a thread of it's own yet but Twitter awash with Ramsey rumours at the moment could he be another OX who has not reaches his full potential ?
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      Reply #36882: Aug 03, 2018 02:32:15 pm
      Pulisic Talk

      Do you think Christian Pulisic is a real target for Klopp in the near future?

      JP: “Yes I do. Klopp’s admiration for Pulisic is well known. He tried and failed to bring him to Liverpool two years ago when Dortmund refused to sell.

      “Pulisic has developed a lot since then but he’s still far from the finished article. He only has two years left on his contract and if he doesn’t sign an extension I’d expect LFC to be keen next summer.

      “The price tag would probably be more realistic then. As it stands at the moment he wouldn’t get into Klopp’s starting line up. Spending £60m/£70m on a squad player makes little sense.”

      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/liverpool-news-transfers-live-aaron-14984884#ICID=Android_EchoNewsApp_AppShare

      I'm not sure how he'd be cheaper next year (if he has a good year at least). Yes he'll only have one year left but he will still have a year left. Teams will know that Dortmund will be willing to sell and there will be a bidding war because we won't be the only team interested at that point.

      If we buy him now, yes the price will seem inflated, but we'll be paying a premium to not get into a bidding war next year with other suitors (Real, Bayern, Chelsea, etc....)
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      Reply #36883: Aug 03, 2018 02:32:38 pm
      Not worth a thread of it's own yet but Twitter awash with Ramsey rumours at the moment could he be another OX who has not reaches his full potential ?

      No thanks.
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      Reply #36884: Aug 03, 2018 02:37:11 pm
      Not worth a thread of it's own yet but Twitter awash with Ramsey rumours at the moment could he be another OX who has not reaches his full potential ?

      Don't need another midfielder/attacking midfielder. And even next season if he is free, no thanks. We're going for Rabiot who willl be free next summer (if he doesn't leave PSG or sign a new contract) :D

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      Reply #36885: Aug 03, 2018 02:50:14 pm
      At the moment we have the following first team midfielders: Fabinho, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Lallana and Shaquiri, that is 7 players for 3 positions, barring an injury nightmare that really should be enough especially since we can rotate them all through the season, more than we could last season.

      & I believe only one of those would be suitably interchangeable as part of a front 3 or 4. (Shaqiri not Lallana)
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      Reply #36886: Aug 03, 2018 02:53:16 pm
      Not worth a thread of it's own yet but Twitter awash with Ramsey rumours at the moment could he be another OX who has not reaches his full potential ?

      Overrated and injury prone no better than our current midfield options.

      Pass.
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      Reply #36887: Aug 03, 2018 03:09:43 pm
      & I believe only one of those would be suitably interchangeable as part of a front 3 or 4. (Shaqiri not Lallana)

      Sorry I'm not quite with you know, are you mixing up forwards with midfielders, well in that case you have to add Ings, Solanke and Sturridge into the mix as well.

      We may not be able to play 433 if we have Mane or Salah out injured but we could still easily play a 4-4-2 or some other variant with 2 forwards.
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      Reply #36888: Aug 03, 2018 03:21:50 pm
      Sorry I'm not quite with you know, are you mixing up forwards with midfielders, well in that case you have to add Ings, Solanke and Sturridge into the mix as well.

      We may not be able to play 433 if we have Mane or Salah out injured but we could still easily play a 4-4-2 or some other variant with 2 forwards.



      I still feel to properly strengthen then the team needs one more option that can be utilised across the attacking/midfield area. Especially now that we know Ox is out for the entire season.

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      Reply #36889: Aug 03, 2018 06:23:01 pm
      One more attacker would be ideal. Just feel we need someone to deputise for Firmino, who does so much for the team and rarely gets a proper rest.

      Yes we have Ings, Solanke & Sturridge, who are by no means bad players, but I think if we had a young type who wouldn’t be too pissed off not starting every game but who is next level sh*t (Pulisic for ex) then that would sort us right out.

      I would have no qualms if we sold Ings, Sturridge and Mignolet and got one of them in.
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      Reply #36890: Aug 03, 2018 07:01:47 pm
      Shaquiri may well be that player, not same level as Coutinho of course but useful none the less. If you count Shaquiri as a midfielder, and I see no reason why not, then we have strengthened.

      He's a forward mate, I wouldn't class him as a midfielder. He does provide decent cover for Salah and Mane but if one gets injured then we have no real cover (or someone to come off the bench and spice it up). Lallana can play there but he's slow and very different to the Mane/salah. The more likely would be for Keita to assume one of thos positions but Klopp has already stated that he should play centrally and not as a wide forward.

      It's been a cracking window but we're still a bit short for my liking and I don't see much of a plan should we suffer a couple of nasty injuries.
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      Reply #36891: Aug 03, 2018 07:03:26 pm
      One more attacker would be ideal. Just feel we need someone to deputise for Firmino, who does so much for the team and rarely gets a proper rest.

      Yes we have Ings, Solanke & Sturridge, who are by no means bad players, but I think if we had a young type who wouldn’t be too pissed off not starting every game but who is next level sh*t (Pulisic for ex) then that would sort us right out.

      I would have no qualms if we sold Ings, Sturridge and Mignolet and got one of them in.

      Same here mate, were a bit shafted if Firmino does himself any serious damage.
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      Reply #36892: Aug 03, 2018 07:09:12 pm
      Overrated and injury prone no better than our current midfield options.

      Pass.

      That's what the majority in here said about Ox (albeit they got the injury prone bit bang on)
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      Reply #36893: Aug 03, 2018 08:54:45 pm
      That's what the majority in here said about Ox (albeit they got the injury prone bit bang on)
      I would argue the Overrated too
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      Reply #36894: Aug 03, 2018 09:46:14 pm
      https://twitter.com/FCJiangsuSuning/status/1025388817782530048

      Damn, I was hoping for it to be true and for us to accept a 50m+ offer :D
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      Reply #36895: Aug 03, 2018 09:55:47 pm

      He did well last season and was showing signs of being a really useful player for the club. Was proving many of the doubters wrong I thought but possibly not yourself by the sounds of it.
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      Reply #36896: Aug 05, 2018 10:09:11 am
      http://www.skysports.com/transfer-centre

      KLOPP ADMITS BIG SQUAD SIZE

      Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has admitted that his squad is too big, but says the club will not be giving players away for free.

      He said: "We will see what happens. If any player from my team is available, then in every other situation in my life as a manager I would have bought all of them, to be honest. They are all fantastic boys, they are able to play fantastic football.

      "In this moment, the squad would be too big, that's true. But it's not that that means for us that we give them for free or something like that, Liverpool is strong enough to keep all these players and then we deal with that.

      "We are not there to make other teams stronger, that's not our job."

      KLOPP HINTS AT FINAL SIGNING

      Jürgen Klopp has hinted Liverpool's transfer window business may not be over as Deadline Day approaches.

      The German manager was asked about potential activity in the final few days of the window, which is due to shut at 5pm on Thursday, following a 5-0 victory over Napoli in Dublin.

      "We will see what happens," Klopp replied on the subject of any potential last minute deals".

      Maybe another Centre Back with both Klavan and Matip injured, or a Midfielder after the Fekir deal broke down..?
      Or maybe it's just about moving players on
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      Reply #36897: Aug 05, 2018 10:24:22 am
      One more attacker would be ideal. Just feel we need someone to deputise for Firmino, who does so much for the team and rarely gets a proper rest.

      Yes we have Ings, Solanke & Sturridge, who are by no means bad players, but I think if we had a young type who wouldn’t be too pissed off not starting every game but who is next level sh*t (Pulisic for ex) then that would sort us right out.

      I would have no qualms if we sold Ings, Sturridge and Mignolet and got one of them in.

      We already have a young type forward as you call them. His name is Rhian Brewster.
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      Reply #36898: Aug 05, 2018 11:06:21 am
      We already have a young type forward as you call them. His name is Rhian Brewster.

      Yes where is he, I've not seen him in preseason, is he injured or already loaned out?
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      Reply #36899: Aug 05, 2018 12:01:31 pm
      Yes where is he, I've not seen him in preseason, is he injured or already loaned out?

      Still doing rehab expected to be back in December.

      The kid is something special I think he will be the next great English striker.

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