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      Brian78
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      Biggest name signed by LFC
      Jan 08, 2019 03:37:07 pm
      Who is the biggest name the club has ever signed?

      To me we have traditionally made world famous players rather then bought them. Take Kenny. Known and respected at Celtic and Scotland with us he was held in the world class bracket. Suarez like wise. Dare I say VVD can be classed as being known and respected but within a year of being here now regarded by many as the worlds best.

      So who have we signed who was already regarded as world class?
      « Last Edit: Jan 08, 2019 03:47:10 pm by Brian78 »
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #1: Jan 08, 2019 03:41:56 pm
      Here's to the next one
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #2: Jan 08, 2019 03:48:34 pm
      would be one of the spanish lads,first name, middle name, moms name, dads name...Sorry i'll get me coat.
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      Reply #3: Jan 08, 2019 03:50:45 pm
      would be one of the spanish lads,first name, middle name, moms name, dads name...Sorry i'll get me coat.

      I see what you done there
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #4: Jan 08, 2019 03:51:23 pm
      Who is the biggest name the club has ever signed?

      To me we have traditionally made world famous players rather then bought thdm. Take Kenny. Known and respected at Celgic and Scotland with us he was held in the world class bracket. Suarez like wise. Dare I say VVD can be classed as being known and respected but within a year of being here now regarded by many as the worlds best.

      So who have we signed who was already regarded as world class?

      Hmmm great question B78.

      I love the idea that however good they are......this club makes ‘em better.

      Three I’d throw in for discussion would be -

      Jari Litmanen
      Alisson Becker
      Fernando Torres

      Jari was defo established through a long career.

      Alisson was the most sought after keeper in the world.

      Nando is an interesting one because he had been mooted as the big prospect for what seemed like ages when we got him......though I still think he exceeded expectations for 2 seasons.

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      Reply #5: Jan 08, 2019 03:59:20 pm
      Hmmm great question B78.

      I love the idea that however good they are......this club makes ‘em better.

      Three I’d throw in for discussion would be -

      Jari Litmanen
      Alisson Becker
      Fernando Torres

      Jari was defo established through a long career.

      Alisson was the most sought after keeper in the world.

      Nando is an interesting one because he had been mooted as the big prospect for what seemed like ages when we got him......though I still think he exceeded expectations for 2 seasons.



      Jari was class but so underused by us Im not sure I could claim him the biggest signing made. Torres might be the one alright.

      Barnes worth a shout? Or was he another we made into world class
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #6: Jan 08, 2019 03:59:45 pm
      Ian Rush on his return from Juventus?
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      Reply #7: Jan 08, 2019 04:03:35 pm
      Ian Rush on his return from Juventus?

      No we made him before we sold him then bought him back and made him again
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #8: Jan 08, 2019 04:08:11 pm
      Jari was class but so underused by us Im not sure I could claim him the biggest signing made. Torres might be the one alright.

      Barnes worth a shout? Or was he another we made into world class

      Ah - I conflated the OP in my head into “already world class” in my answer.

      Digger is a good shout - couple years after his worldy in the Maracana if I remember correctly.

      Think he was seen as gifted but inconsistent before he came to us - though truthfully given the time there could have been a touch of casual racism in that........

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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #9: Jan 08, 2019 04:08:25 pm
      Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáenz de la Torre

      That is a pretty big name, 35 characters.
      I increased the font size to make it even bigger.
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      Reply #10: Jan 08, 2019 04:15:25 pm
      Could make an argument for Xabi Alonso. Captained Sociedad aged 20, guided his team to the Champions League for the first time ever. Real Madrid were after him too I believe.
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      Reply #11: Jan 08, 2019 04:22:41 pm
      Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáenz de la Torre

      That is a pretty big name, 35 characters.
      I increased the font size to make it even bigger.

      Or suso to you and me
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #12: Jan 08, 2019 04:27:24 pm

      We’re missing the obvious one........

      6ft 7in of Crouchie
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      Reply #13: Jan 08, 2019 04:33:48 pm
      The honest answer should be Jürgen Klopp !!

      But in terms of players, I would say Virgil, Alisson and Suarez. I was actually in disbelief given the season we had and were having, that the groundwork for Suarez was laid and almost done, with you-know-who still our manager!

      Virgil quite simply bcos City, Scum and Chelsea wanted to sign him, and there were rumors that Barca considered him before they opted to wait until the summer to activate Lenglet's release clause.

      And that was possible, only cos of Jürgen!
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      Reply #14: Jan 08, 2019 04:56:03 pm
      We’re missing the obvious one........

      6ft 7in of Crouchie

      Of course,  recommend his podcast btw. Absolute top bloke
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      Reply #15: Jan 08, 2019 05:02:05 pm
      Of course,  recommend his podcast btw. Absolute top bloke

      Yeh it’s pretty good - he is funny and very, very self aware.
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      Reply #16: Jan 08, 2019 05:09:38 pm
      The honest answer should be Jürgen Klopp !!

      But in terms of players, I would say Virgil, Alisson and Suarez. I was actually in disbelief given the season we had and were having, that the groundwork for Suarez was laid and almost done, with you-know-who still our manager!

      Virgil quite simply bcos City, Scum and Chelsea wanted to sign him, and there were rumors that Barca considered him before they opted to wait until the summer to activate Lenglet's release clause.

      And that was possible, only cos of Jürgen!

      I'd go along with that.
      Benitez and Klopp were the last two big signings the club made in recent history.
      Statements of intent that then were followed by "Marquee" signings.
      Under Benitez, Torres was probably the standout as himself and Villa were the stars of Spain at the time.
      Under Klopp, van Dijk and Alisson are the ones that stand out for me as big players that other teams wanted but who came here.
      I'm picking van Dijk and Alisson because they are the top tier players that came straight in to the team and transformed it.
      Salah we didn't know how good he was going to be and we've yet to see how good Fabinho or Keita will ultimately be,
      but those two of recent times are markers.
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #17: Jan 08, 2019 05:11:44 pm
      Hey Carroll was head hunted by a lot of teams and we payed sacks for him.   Torres for me with his 6 year contract!
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      Reply #18: Jan 08, 2019 05:18:23 pm
      The honest answer should be Jürgen Klopp !!

      But in terms of players, I would say Virgil, Alisson and Suarez. I was actually in disbelief given the season we had and were having, that the groundwork for Suarez was laid and almost done, with you-know-who still our manager!

      Virgil quite simply bcos City, Scum and Chelsea wanted to sign him, and there were rumors that Barca considered him before they opted to wait until the summer to activate Lenglet's release clause.

      And that was possible, only cos of Jürgen!

      I'd go along with that.
      Benitez and Klopp were the last two big signings the club made in recent history.
      Statements of intent that then were followed by "Marquee" signings.
      Under Benitez, Torres was probably the standout as himself and Villa were the stars of Spain at the time.
      Under Klopp, van Dijk and Alisson are the ones that stand out for me as big players that other teams wanted but who came here.
      I'm picking van Dijk and Alisson because they are the top tier players that came straight in to the team and transformed it.
      Salah we didn't know how good he was going to be and we've yet to see how good Fabinho or Keita will ultimately be,
      but those two of recent times are markers.

      Yeh I’ll go with the gaffer and the Rafa gaffer......
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      Reply #19: Jan 08, 2019 05:21:15 pm
      Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáenz de la Torre

      That is a pretty big name, 35 characters.
      I increased the font size to make it even bigger.

      Suso not that big a name to be honest. ;)
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      Reply #20: Jan 08, 2019 05:21:53 pm
      Apart from Rafa & Klopp.... I think Maschernao was WC before he ended up on the bench at West Ham leaving Pardew puzzled as what to do with him..
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #21: Jan 08, 2019 05:25:17 pm
      Hate to say it but it may well be Mario Ballotelli
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      Reply #22: Jan 08, 2019 05:35:55 pm
      Question: What was the most desperate attempt the club has ever made at a "Marquee" signing?

      Answer:
      Hate to say it but it may well be Mario Ballotelli

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      Reply #23: Jan 08, 2019 05:45:05 pm
      the resigning of Robbie Fowler AKA God it doesn't get any bigger than that
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      Reply #24: Jan 08, 2019 06:23:48 pm
      I honestly can't name anyone from the 99s till today because we improved lots of them: Alonso, Torres, Suarez, Reina, Johnson, Mascherano, etc

      Even Benitez and Klopp have improved here!

      They were good players but we improved them to be World Class here or somewhere else!

      We are World class with a stunning culture/religion and I'm not being biased!
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #25: Jan 08, 2019 06:26:49 pm
      Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáenz de la Torre

      That is a pretty big name, 35 characters.
      I increased the font size to make it even bigger.

      Perhaps thats the longest name, not the biggest
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      Reply #26: Jan 08, 2019 07:49:11 pm
      The one that we signed and made me go ‘wow I can’t believe we got him’ was actually Fernando Morientes. Was so excited when we signed him and he turned out to be bang average for us :D

      Besides him, I’d say Torres, his name had been around for absolutely ages and was a real statement which was then backed up with immediate performances.
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      Reply #27: Jan 08, 2019 08:40:32 pm
      In no particular order....

      Jan Molby
      Xabi Alonso
      Ray Clemence
      Sami Hyypia
      Javier Mascherano
      Jocky Hansen....

      ..take yer pick ?


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      Reply #28: Jan 08, 2019 09:41:39 pm
      In terms of players with “pedigree” and having won big trophies -Anelka and Joe Cole,
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #29: Jan 08, 2019 09:58:15 pm
      Watched some games with Marcus Babel playing recently. What a player he was a human dynamo wonder how fit he is?

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