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      What's our last transfer mistake?

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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #23: Apr 27, 2022 05:25:48 pm
      I think we lost it when Salah got injured. Mentally, it was a massive blow.

      And I read Adam Lallana's interview on the Echo website the other day, and he basically said he wasn't ready to play the final, he never got into the game, so we basically played with 10 men.

      On the other hand, I'd say losing that final is the main reason we are 'mentality monsters' nowadays (and also, as you said, why we signed Ali), so I wouldn't change a thing, as strange as it may sound.

      Yea the Salah injury was the single biggest blow that game. He was simply unplayable and had 50 goals that year (i believe) in all comps all from open play. Easily our best season for us. Even with Karius' gaffe, we actually tied it at 1-1 and with Salah i am very confident we win that game.

      That final is another reason why i could never have Coutinho back. If that little rat hadn't forced his way out we would have been able to much better cope Salah's injury that game by putting Phil in LW, Bobby in center and Sadio on the right. Much better than bringing in Lallana to play out of position.
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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #24: Apr 27, 2022 05:59:49 pm
      £35 million was worth it for a last minute Derby semi-final winner!!

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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #25: Apr 27, 2022 06:14:24 pm
      Pretty much every signing in the BR era other than Bobby, Coutinho and Sturridge.

      Since then, I don't know if you'd consider Karius a big mistake as such- He was signed for very little money and he never really established himself, I'd say the clown he was competing with at the time was a bigger mistake. Obviously he had the mare in Kiev but in fairness to him, he actually had a pretty good season other than that and I think he got the golden glove in the Champions League that year. But the final killed him with those blunders and he never recovered.

      Ox - Signed for big money, had plenty of hype around him but has only really played at a top level for a short spell in the run up to Kiev before his injury. A handful of big performances against City and Roma but other than that, he's been nothingness really. Forget he's even still at the club half the time.

      Ben Davies - complete waste of time when we were desperate for a CB to come in and help out a team that was down to bare bones, literally what was the point?! he couldn't he get a game for our U23's and only just about made it off the bench in pre-season.
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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #26: Apr 27, 2022 06:26:22 pm




      Can’t argue with that, got panic written all over it, bad business right there, them two and going back further that horrible Cnut Hadji Douff, hated that f**ker, still do !!  Kunt !

      That bubble heided f**k Balotelli made my blood boil all the f***in time ,that other Italian joker Alberto Aquilani was another hide a seek champion  ,Milan Jovanovic was another cracker, today's players that disappoints butterfingers end of 
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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #27: Apr 28, 2022 11:39:49 am
      In the Klopp era the only error really was Karius. Based on the price it was no big deal, i think he cost about 7-8 million but obviously the errors he made in the final were shockers and i think that sticking with him and Mignolet for that extra season cost us a few points along the way.

      I was beginning to wonder if Keita would fall into the 'flop' category given that he cost north of 50 million and his injury record has been so bad. however, he has been fit this season and is playing really well and perhaps, he will now be rewarded with a new contract.

      The fact we are all scratching around trying to think of failed signings in itself tells the story. Recruitment has simply been stunning. Combine that with our fantastic manager and you get what we are seeing right now. It's an incredible time to be a Red, it truly is!
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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #28: Apr 29, 2022 02:32:23 am
      For me Markovic and the unlucky Karius for the obvious reasons.
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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #29: Apr 29, 2022 09:28:11 am
      When reading through the list of signings in the OP the one that jumps out, relative to the fee and expectations, is Ox.

      He had a decent start but he's fallen so far out of favour that he's been surpassed on the depth chart by every single midfielder we have, including Elliott and Jones.

      Some of that has been down to him not making the most of opportunities, but he's also been a victim of circumstance. The team has evolved from being a run-and-gun end-to-end rollercoaster to be a controlling machine that strangles opponent's like a python rather than going end-to-end. Ox was well suited to the early Klopp team, but is a complete misfit in the current team as he's been unable to adapt his game.

      He's also a player who needs a run of games to be get into his groove, but he's never going to be afforded that here.

      That all said, I anticipate that he'll go to another decent Prem team where he can get regular football and do well for himself. Leicester or West Ham seem like clubs he could do that at. Alternatively Howe's Newcastle, especially as Howe has a track record of signing Liverpool cast-offs (eg. Ibe, Brad Smith, Solanke).
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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #30: Apr 29, 2022 09:40:35 am
      Not signing Anelka.
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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #31: Apr 29, 2022 11:40:15 am
      Not signing Fekir…
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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #32: Apr 29, 2022 12:20:36 pm

      Think we've done alright without him to be honest, he's hardly set the world alight in the time since then.
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      Re: What's our last transfer mistake?
      Reply #33: Apr 29, 2022 12:29:25 pm
      Think we've done alright without him to be honest, he's hardly set the world alight in the time since then.
      Absolutely mate, was tongue in cheek really. Seemed like such a big deal at the time but all worked out as you say.

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