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      FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      : Aug 11, 2017 11:22:01 am »
      FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho

      We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.

      The club’s definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes.

      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/271620-fsg-statement-on-philippe-coutinho


      Thank God. If this transfer happens, FSG needs to be shown the door but let's be positive, the best decision to come out and say it!
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #1 : Aug 11, 2017 11:46:06 am »
      Not before time,
       not going to have a go at FSG except to say this should have been said a week ago,
      But they have said it now and have at the same time assured us that they are behind Jürgen and will indeed  back him for the time being.

      .......but they did forget to say............


      ....So FUCK OFF BARCA!!


      YNWA
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #2 : Aug 11, 2017 11:47:21 am »
      A thread for this?

      Ah f**k it

      It's like a new signing!

      We have to say it that Coutinho showed us respect durind this saga, he did not throw his toys out of the play-pan or submitted a transfer request.

      Well done to all parties: Klopp, FSG and Coutinho's party.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #3 : Aug 11, 2017 11:48:32 am »
      Not before time,
       not going to have a go at FSG except to say this should have been said a week ago,
      But they have said it now and have at the same time assured us that they are behind Jürgen and will indeed  back him for the time being.

      .......but they did forget to say............


      ....So FUCK OFF BARCA!!


      YNWA

      But good time before our opening game. No protests, no nothing. Let just win our first game.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #4 : Aug 11, 2017 12:05:22 pm »

       not going to have a go at FSG except to say this should have been said a week ago,


      But why?

      The club through Klopp and all sources have been repeating it time and time again since the rumours first started. For fans that should have been enough. But no, the media keep on asking the questions (desperate for a transfer saga story) and many of our fans kept on lapping it up.

      Clearly frustrated that part of the fan base regurgitate endless questions of FSG capabilities and integrity to run the club - taking this Coutinho story as the latest controversy to attack them with - have decided to release the statement.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #5 : Aug 11, 2017 02:00:08 pm »
      We have to say it that Coutinho showed us respect durind this saga, he did not throw his toys out of the play-pan or submitted a transfer request.

      Well done to all parties: Klopp, FSG and Coutinho's party.

      Did he or didn't ???
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #6 : Aug 11, 2017 02:03:18 pm »
      If they sell after this statement... I don't know how they can recover
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #7 : Aug 11, 2017 03:09:11 pm »
      If they sell after this statement...



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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #8 : Aug 11, 2017 03:22:54 pm »

      I knew that, but have they not rejected it? Good sign in my eyes
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #9 : Aug 11, 2017 03:49:23 pm »
      I knew that, but have they not rejected it? Good sign in my eyes

      No "formal request"
      Not for sale at any price
      Formal request (allegedly) on the same day reports were saying "Barca had to cancel their official unveiling"
      Original statement still stands

      Meanwhile on Planet Zog, "Coutinho's a c**t", "No he's not", "Yes he is, f**k it, sell the w**ker"
      And on and on it goes.

      If FSG stand by their statement, then Coutinho will still be our player until next summer at least.
      The only thing that can change that is Klopp saying "OK Phil, if that's how you want it, off you f**k" and I honestly don't see that happening.
      He's a professional, he'll get on with the job.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #10 : Aug 11, 2017 08:42:36 pm »
      If they sell Coutinho, and keep their 200M war chest due to not splashing out in prior windows, they basically got the club for free.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #11 : Aug 11, 2017 09:19:36 pm »
      Better stick by it.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #12 : Aug 11, 2017 09:25:40 pm »
      Not before time,
       not going to have a go at FSG except to say this should have been said a week ago,
      But they have said it now and have at the same time assured us that they are behind Jürgen and will indeed  back him for the time being.

      .......but they did forget to say............


      ....So FUCK OFF BARCA!!


      YNWA

      What they should have said was " What are they smoking over in camp nou "
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #13 : Aug 11, 2017 10:17:37 pm »
      Yes we want to keep him but I think now that Coutinho has put in a transfer request Klopp will be resigned to losing him. Suarez was a bigger loss. We wanted to keep him but he wanted out.

      If he goes it won't reflect badly on FSG, they said he's not being sold before the T request came in. If a player doesn't want to stay then it's better all round that he goes.

      If he does stay the whole thing could turn bitter and nasty. Coutinho will only have to look disinterested in one game, even for a few minutes and the grief will kick off.

      The only people who show loyalty are the fans.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #14 : Aug 11, 2017 10:31:25 pm »
      I think FSG learned from RB and Keita. That's how you handle it - with balls. Two weeks ago I might have liked the idea of a trade Cuntinho for Suarez and some role player, but now it's too late. In any way, I want this dude gone by next year, there are plenty of whores to choose from, why choose one who openly rejects you? You wouldn't do that in your brothel, so why in your football club?

      But I don't see problems for this season. If 8/31 is gone, everything will be settled. Cunti will play serious football to make sure Barca's interest holds and we will have time to look around for Keita & Co.
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      Reply #15 : Aug 11, 2017 10:44:56 pm »
      I think FSG learned from RB and Keita. That's how you handle it - with balls. Two weeks ago I might have liked the idea of a trade Cuntinho for Suarez and some role player, but now it's too late. In any way, I want this dude gone by next year, there are plenty of whores to choose from, why choose one who openly rejects you? You wouldn't do that in your brothel, so why in your football club?

      But I don't see problems for this season. If 8/31 is gone, everything will be settled. Cunti will play serious football to make sure Barca's interest holds and we will have time to look around for Keita & Co.

      This what I mean when I say it could turn bitter and nasty if he stays. Once the T request came in that was it in my opinion, best to sell. May be they know they will sell but want Barca to pay £100m. But the T request changed the situation for sure.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #16 : Aug 11, 2017 10:55:07 pm »
      But the T request changed the situation for sure.


      Changes nothing according to the club.

      World cup year, dream Barca move, little Phil best get over his back injury soon and earn his right to both.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #17 : Aug 11, 2017 10:57:05 pm »
      It's on a knife edge. If we hold out only to accept the inevitable we will be forced to pay way over the odds and could just blow £60m of it on a last ditch desperation buy.

      I don't think keeping a player who doesn't want to be here is the best idea. Coutinho in putting in a transfer request will not get a slice of the fee. Although Barca might have told him they will engineer a way for him to get his cut. But still putting in a request should be a signal to us to get shut for the highest price and get replacements lined up.

      Hardly the ideal prep for the opener is it.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #18 : Aug 11, 2017 10:57:31 pm »
      This what I mean when I say it could turn bitter and nasty if he stays. Once the T request came in that was it in my opinion, best to sell.

      Well, but he extended his contract just yet to a whopping 2022 and then on top of that waited till the beginning of a new season for a transfer request?!? What is this dude thinking, who's advising him? He knows we cannot replace him, he knows how core he is for us!

      But I think this won't turn ugly, other than fans with pride and honor like me bashing him seasonlong for this obvious sign of non-love as well as disrespect for the thing we love and respect. The World Cup in 2018 and Barca will push him to give everything for us. That's enough, he won't get love, at least from me, not even if we win the triple and he makes 100 goals.

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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #19 : Aug 11, 2017 11:17:09 pm »
      We have to say it that Coutinho showed us respect durind this saga, he did not throw his toys out of the play-pan or submitted a transfer request.

      Well done to all parties: Klopp, FSG and Coutinho's party.

      He certainly did  . Maximum respect to him for doing so.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #20 : Aug 11, 2017 11:22:20 pm »
      If they sell Coutinho, and keep their 200M war chest due to not splashing out in prior windows, they basically got the club for free.

      Asset stripping its called.

      You're right.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #21 : Aug 11, 2017 11:22:30 pm »
      Well, but he extended his contract just yet to a whopping 2022 and then on top of that waited till the beginning of a new season for a transfer request?!? What is this dude thinking, who's advising him? He knows we cannot replace him, he knows how core he is for us!

      But I think this won't turn ugly, other than fans with pride and honor like me bashing him seasonlong for this obvious sign of non-love as well as disrespect for the thing we love and respect. The World Cup in 2018 and Barca will push him to give everything for us. That's enough, he won't get love, at least from me, not even if we win the triple and he makes 100 goals.

      Well yes but he could of sat on his contract and picked up an even bigger signing on fee. I'm not narked at Countinho, it's Qutar money distorting the market. But we knew that sooner or later Barca or Real would come knocking.

      We are not a selling club but we know the realities. Players, esp Spanish speaking players will want to play for Barca, Messi and Real with Ronaldo etc.  How can we make a stand against what they offer. Coutinho has hardly kicked a ball in the C/L for us and he watched the club sell Suarez and others. Nah...get shut for the max.
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      Reply #22 : Aug 11, 2017 11:30:00 pm »
      If they sell Coutinho, and keep their 200M war chest due to not splashing out in prior windows, they basically got the club for free.

      They know the fans are watching. Any excessive profit taking will be stink the place out.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #23 : Aug 12, 2017 08:30:50 am »
      Before this statement I'd said to a mate yesterday we should say to Coutinho win us a league title win something of note for us then you can have your move like we should have done with Suarez,  bring us some glory and earn your move...
      Anyway back to this I'm glad, Barca and Real need to be stood up to, they're only the biggest clubs cos everyone let's them bully clubs. F off Barca
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #24 : Aug 12, 2017 09:38:25 am »
      He certainly did  . Maximum respect to him for doing so.

      Did he or didn't? That's my question now.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #25 : Aug 12, 2017 09:43:14 am »
      Did he or didn't? That's my question now.

      Unfortunately he did.

      Just remember this for next time: If FSG come out with a "statement" about one of their high profile players just give it 48hrs, (or in this case just a few) before handing it out the superlatives.

      This sh*t has happened before, like it did yesterday, it will probably happen again.

      Their "statements" are an occupational hazard.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #26 : Aug 12, 2017 10:00:34 am »
      I was behind with the news.




      Transfer request ?

      One day before the season starts and 20 days to find a replacement.

      Your advisers are showing bad form, Phil, as you are to your fans , the club and your team mates.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #27 : Aug 12, 2017 10:20:26 am »
      Well they can't sell after this statement without looking like the world's biggest muppets, undermining Klopp and facing unprecedented levels of fume.
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #28 : Aug 12, 2017 10:36:03 am »
      Unfortunately he did.

      Just remember this for next time: If FSG come out with a "statement" about one of their high profile players just give it 48hrs, (or in this case just a few) before handing it out the superlatives.

      This sh*t has happened before, like it did yesterday, it will probably happen again.

      Their "statements" are an occupational hazard.

      So you think it was rebellious after they gave the statement. Like counter move?
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      Re: FSG statement on Philippe Coutinho
      Reply #29 : Aug 12, 2017 11:00:38 am »
      Ask yourself why FSG made the statement? What really was the point? They'd already turned down the offers, why the grandstanding and a "public" statement?

      IMHO they knew full well Phil wanted out, knew full well he'd put a transfer request in if necessary, and crucially knew full well that they WERE prepared to sell at the right price, either now or at Christmas.

      Get the statement in early, "it wasn't us, we didn't want to sell him, honest".

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