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      bazspeedman
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      Re: General Transfer rumours/gossip thread
      Reply #41225: Oct 07, 2019 02:43:43 pm
      Yeh me too.  What offer will it take to get him?   Leicester are well run and aren't desperate to sell.   

      Around 4 times what we could have paid a year ago.
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      Reply #41226: Oct 07, 2019 03:42:43 pm
      Around 4 times what we could have paid a year ago.

      Good point and an indication that the player is of little concern to the manager. He would have no doubt been on the radar at whatever scale of priority but the outrageous fee wanted now would certainly stifle Jürgen's  interest.
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      Reply #41227: Oct 07, 2019 04:09:09 pm
      Nabil Fékir’s former agent Jean-Pierre Bernès finally reveals reason for his client’s failed move to Liverpool
      Speaking in an extraordinary interview with Canal Plus, agent Jean-Pierre Bernès finally revealed why his former client Nabil Fékir’s move to Liverpool in the summer of 2018 failed to come to fruition.

      “Nabil was Liverpool’s priority. I worked for 4 months with the Liverpool representatives, with Jürgen Klopp, Jean-Michel Aulas, everything was ready. Nabil was already aware of his future contract, which would have seen him earn around €45m over 5 years. And on the day that the contract was supposed to be signed, at Rambouillet, we saw a lawyer and Nabil’s brother-in-law arrive who said: ‘Stop everything, discussions have to start all over again.’ It was surreal. We thought that we were in a Walt Disney film.”

      “The brother-in-law of Nabil Fékir all of a sudden acted like a player’s agent. He wanted a commission, everyone knows, it is fashionable these days. [Fékir] was on a cloud, he seemed to have transformed, he didn’t even greet the Liverpool representatives. He arrived after the medical, everyone was looking at each other, the Liverpool representatives were wondering where they were. I was ashamed.”

      It's believable. The only thing I wonder about is why it took almost 18 months for this to come out if it's true.

      It does remind how dirty a business football transfers can be.

      Doing just fine without Fekir, by the way.
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      Reply #41228: Oct 07, 2019 04:11:40 pm
      Yeh me too.  What offer will it take to get him?   Leicester are well run and aren't desperate to sell.   

      Depends on the ambitions of the player, but surely £60m+ should be enough to tempt Leicester.
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      Reply #41229: Oct 07, 2019 04:12:11 pm
      Around 4 times what we could have paid a year ago.

      True statement. I wouldn't expect any incoming until the summer unless there is some injury crisis (and maybe not even then). It's a habit most of us have developed to take an automatic interest in possible transfers. Nothing wrong with that of course, but it is so much more enjoyable to just revel in the players we have and the team performances they are producing.
       
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      Reply #41230: Oct 07, 2019 04:34:53 pm
      It's believable. The only thing I wonder about is why it took almost 18 months for this to come out if it's true.

      It does remind how dirty a business football transfers can be.

      Doing just fine without Fekir, by the way.


      And he has been injured again
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      Reply #41231: Oct 07, 2019 06:57:01 pm
      The only thing I wonder about is why it took almost 18 months for this to come out if it's true.

      Maybe because they didn’t want it to scupper another move. Granted we could have said something but I think we’ve learned our lesson so once we walk away from something then that’s it, no need for us to speak about it and getting involved in that nonsense.

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      Reply #41232: Oct 07, 2019 07:07:57 pm
      Maybe because they didn’t want it to scupper another move. Granted we could have said something but I think we’ve learned our lesson so once we walk away from something then that’s it, no need for us to speak about it and getting involved in that nonsense.

      Agree about not spoiling another deal. I didn't mean the explanation would have come out from us (we STILL haven't said anything - as it should be).

      It was an odd one at the time, but I think the biggest thing we should take from the whole (non) deal is that our manager has very high expectations regarding who he has in the squad, he is not going to bring in or keep someone unless he's convinced it is for the best of Liverpool Football Club, and that matrix involves more than just footballing talent.
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      Reply #41233: Oct 07, 2019 08:12:24 pm
      Agree about not spoiling another deal. I didn't mean the explanation would have come out from us (we STILL haven't said anything - as it should be).

      It was an odd one at the time, but I think the biggest thing we should take from the whole (non) deal is that our manager has very high expectations regarding who he has in the squad, he is not going to bring in or keep someone unless he's convinced it is for the best of Liverpool Football Club, and that matrix involves more than just footballing talent.


      Goes too show that the journo's once again didn’t have a clue and were just assuming it was because of the knee. Never did buy that it was because of his knee because how we signed Ox who has spent a large chunk of his career injured.
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      Reply #41234: Oct 07, 2019 09:01:25 pm
      Goes too show that the journo's once again didn’t have a clue and were just assuming it was because of the knee. Never did buy that it was because of his knee because how we signed Ox who has spent a large chunk of his career injured.

      Well....that's if what this agent is saying is true.  :)

      Lots of agendas out there for us all to wade through. This one was stranger than most because of the whole "interview with the team web site" bit.

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      Reply #41235: Oct 07, 2019 10:30:29 pm
      Depends on the ambitions of the player, but surely £60m+ should be enough to tempt Leicester.

      I think around 60m would be a good deal though they sold that camel for 80m?
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      Reply #41236: Oct 16, 2019 12:15:25 pm
      So, Dortmund's assistant manager Jorg Heinrich says keeping Jadon Sancho will become very difficult! And we could potentially land a Nike deal...

      Just saying...
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      Reply #41237: Oct 16, 2019 12:39:56 pm
      So, Dortmund's assistant manager Jorg Heinrich says keeping Jadon Sancho will become very difficult! And we could potentially land a Nike deal...

      Just saying...

      Add to that Klopp said City refused to sell to LFC & he's a big fan.
      From Dortmund rumours it looks like they'll sell Sancho and sign Havertz.

      Would take either of them at LFC, but Sancho makes more sense for the squad.
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      Reply #41238: Oct 16, 2019 02:52:29 pm
      This Sancho talk....im not convinced and thinking he may be over rated but only seen him handful of times.
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      Reply #41239: Oct 16, 2019 08:11:24 pm
      Wouldn’t say no to Thomas Muller if there’s any truth in the supposed interest
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      Reply #41240: Oct 16, 2019 09:09:02 pm
      This Sancho talk....im not convinced and thinking he may be over rated but only seen him handful of times.

      I think he's outstanding personally. Wonderful talent who, unlike most of his English counterparts, showed balls to move to a foreign country to learn his trade in an environment he knew would benefit him more than England and he has succeeded massively. That displays a level of maturity, independence and ambition far beyond what most people display

      Wouldn’t say no to Thomas Muller if there’s any truth in the supposed interest

      That really doesn't seem to be in line with our transfer policy in recent years. Unless he's happy to be played on rotation.
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      Reply #41241: Oct 16, 2019 09:33:39 pm
      Quote from Frankly, Mr Shankly li
      That really doesn't seem to be in line with our transfer policy in recent years. Unless he's happy to be played on rotation.
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      Yeah I agree with you but just am a sucker for big name signings that could be a gamble or work out for the better.

      Probably won’t happen anyway so we’ll never know 🤔

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      Reply #41242: Oct 17, 2019 11:39:05 am
      While we still have the fab front 3 I dont think in all honesty Sancho is going to happen. If any of them were to move on then I think we would be in the market for a player like that.

      It's sad to think that one day this front 3 will be broken up but we have to make sure we are prepared for when it does.
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      Reply #41243: Oct 17, 2019 01:50:43 pm
      While we still have the fab front 3 I dont think in all honesty Sancho is going to happen. If any of them were to move on then I think we would be in the market for a player like that.

      It's sad to think that one day this front 3 will be broken up but we have to make sure we are prepared for when it does.

      Yes perhaps we could prepare for it sooner rather than later by having a 4th player who can slot into the front three, or is that just crazy talk?
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      Reply #41244: Oct 17, 2019 03:35:17 pm
      While we still have the fab front 3 I dont think in all honesty Sancho is going to happen. If any of them were to move on then I think we would be in the market for a player like that.

      It's sad to think that one day this front 3 will be broken up but we have to make sure we are prepared for when it does.

      Klopp likes a good 4231 or 4222. No reason Sancho wouldn't get plenty of time on the pitch.
      Better to have the option already at the club than be scrambling for replacements when one of the front 3 moves on eventually.
      Until then having a front 4 of those options, allowing variation between 433 & 4231 would be boss.
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      Reply #41245: Oct 17, 2019 09:13:27 pm
      Klopp likes a good 4231 or 4222. No reason Sancho wouldn't get plenty of time on the pitch.
      Better to have the option already at the club than be scrambling for replacements when one of the front 3 moves on eventually.
      Until then having a front 4 of those options, allowing variation between 433 & 4231 would be boss.

      Would love it to happen, just not sure it's in our planning.

      In fairness I like the solidity of 3 hard working midfielders behind the front 3. I can see why the club at this stage is happy to keep its powder dry for now.

      Like I said though, I hope there are contingencies in place to keep the squad fighting near the top after this current crop move on.

      No transfers this season but hopefully some fresh faces next year to keep the club  improving.
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      Reply #41246: Oct 17, 2019 09:41:01 pm
      While we still have the fab front 3 I dont think in all honesty Sancho is going to happen. If any of them were to move on then I think we would be in the market for a player like that.

      It's sad to think that one day this front 3 will be broken up but we have to make sure we are prepared for when it does.

      Exactly mate we're blessed with the 3 lads we have up top I hope they are here playing at the highest level for at least 5 more years.

      One player I do think Klopp will aim to bring in next Summer is Kai Havertz who is a brilliant young talent and would give us some extra creatively from central midfield that I feel we lack a little.
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      Reply #41247: Oct 18, 2019 06:14:33 pm
      While we still have the fab front 3 I dont think in all honesty Sancho is going to happen. If any of them were to move on then I think we would be in the market for a player like that.

      It's sad to think that one day this front 3 will be broken up but we have to make sure we are prepared for when it does.

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      There's the answer. Bringing in a quality/expensive player doesnt necessarily equate a big player leaving. Plus the lad has time with him. May be this year, the 'top brass' including Jürgen wouldnt be **thaaat arsed** if we were to exit the cup competitions. But given no incomings last summer, I'm pretty sure we'll make signings next summer to hunt all trophies.

      Hate to take the Mancs as an example but we need those Darren Fletchers, O'Sheas, Wes Browns, Ji Sung Parks who were probably not the backbone of title winning teams but were vital cogs to maintain winning runs when the core players needed a break or out injured. A bigger squad that is 'capable' to fight for all thats available.
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      Reply #41248: Oct 18, 2019 06:25:05 pm
      Salah
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      There's the answer. Bringing in a quality/expensive player doesnt necessarily equate a big player leaving. Plus the lad has time with him. May be this year, the 'top brass' including Jürgen wouldnt be **thaaat arsed** if we were to exit the cup competitions. But given no incomings last summer, I'm pretty sure we'll make signings next summer to hunt all trophies.

      Hate to take the Mancs as an example but we need those Darren Fletchers, O'Sheas, Wes Browns, Ji Sung Parks who were probably not the backbone of title winning teams but were vital cogs to maintain winning runs when the core players needed a break or out injured. A bigger squad that is 'capable' to fight for all thats available.

      It's not the answer really though is it?

      You've just made the team more attacking and lost a hard working midfielder that helps provides the platform for the attacking players.

      With 17 wins in a row there's not much call to spent 90 million and drop the 4-3-3 just yet.
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      Reply #41249: Oct 18, 2019 06:36:59 pm
      It's not the answer really though is it?

      You've just made the team more attacking and lost a hard working midfielder that helps provides the platform for the attacking players.

      With 17 wins in a row there's not much call to spent 90 million and drop the 4-3-3 just yet.

      Funny, we used the exact same formation last year quite a bit with Shaq there instead of Sancho, cos we used a Fab-Gini double pivot.

      I'm hoping you get the gist. We should be able to field match winning teams week in and week out. In short, we need to be where City are without spending that much.

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