Julian Brandt (AM) Bayer Leverkusen

Discussion in 'Rumour Mill - Transfer Talk' started by ubermick, Mar 13, 2017.

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Will we get him?

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  1. Zinedine Biscan

    Zinedine Biscan The patient one

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    Also from Leverkusen, as it happens...
     
  2. Hope in your heart

    Hope in your heart Loyalty and patience, two undervalued concepts... Admin

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    Yeah, it's not set in stone that he'll accept to go to Bayern. I think that eventually, it's £££ which might be the decider, as well as his status within the squad, as always. Well, most of the times anyway...
     
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  3. Cologne-Liverpool

    Cologne-Liverpool Well-Known Member

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    Don't think money/wages is the deciding factor in this case tbh.
     
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  4. Hope in your heart

    Hope in your heart Loyalty and patience, two undervalued concepts... Admin

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    Hopefully he's the romantic kind of guy. You know, Anfield, the chants, YNWA... just like me... :-)
     
  5. Cologne-Liverpool

    Cologne-Liverpool Well-Known Member

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    Dinner with Jürgen, candle light, a band is playing YNWA in the background.
    After dessert Klopp gets up:
    "I'm just a coach, standing in front of a boy, asking him to join us. You..complete us..."
     
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  6. Zinedine Biscan

    Zinedine Biscan The patient one

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    Hey, if it works for Manuel...

     
  7. lfc.eddie

    lfc.eddie "¿Plata... O Plomo?" Valued Member

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    You gotta steer clear from chick flick, or Julia Roberts movies..... :-)
     
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  8. Cologne-Liverpool

    Cologne-Liverpool Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying Eddie, believe me - I am trying... some of them nearly kill me...but you know compromises have to be made from time to time...;-)
     
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  9. lfc.eddie

    lfc.eddie "¿Plata... O Plomo?" Valued Member

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    Ah, that's the word.... I always thought it's "getting high". lol
     
  10. Iteba Andrew

    Iteba Andrew New Member

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    Very impressed by this young lad, his addition is welcome. This would give us depth in quality and strength
     
  11. Sweeting

    Sweeting Doesn't think Mignolet is that bad

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    Neither Brandt nor Werner looking particularly impressive tonight although it is always hard to judge during an international game.
     
  12. Fester

    Fester Well-Known Member Valued Member

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    The whole German side has looked absolutely woeful.
     
  13. RaoulDuke

    RaoulDuke Wind-Down Merchant

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    True.
    Keane, who is also linked to LFC, performed better than both of them in the first half.
     
  14. Cologne-Liverpool

    Cologne-Liverpool Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if I would base any opinion of a player on one game, a friendly, where the German squad was basically a selection of players who have never played with each other. Tbh this is seen largely as an opportunity for some of the young talents to get to know the DFB-team, gain some experience - and a nice farewell for Podolski.
     
  15. Scott Jones

    Scott Jones Well-Known Member

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    Are you getting your excuses in early.:tongue:
     
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  16. Cologne-Liverpool

    Cologne-Liverpool Well-Known Member

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    For what? You guys basing opinions on players on one half of a game?
    Couldn't care less about the result of the game.
     
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  17. Fester

    Fester Well-Known Member Valued Member

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    Oh and as a Welshman, just to echo Giggs' view that Germany should have been awarded a stonewall penalty.

    Now, back on topic ....... !

    Oops ...... great goal by Podolski ....... !
     
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  18. Scott Jones

    Scott Jones Well-Known Member

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    I look forward to watching Eng v Ger friendlies as we have a chance of winning whereas we have no chance normally in competitions,have a bit sympathy mate im an England supporter plus i jinxed it anyway.
     
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  19. Cologne-Liverpool

    Cologne-Liverpool Well-Known Member

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    No offence. Just don't like the assumption that is constantly made that I'm not trying to be objective on German players. Nothing to do with you, mate and a win would be deserved so far for England.
    Like Fester said, back on topic.;-)
     
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  20. hugo the horrible

    hugo the horrible Ridiculously optimistic.

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    Thinking positive here,of course we'll get him,even if we send some lads over to kidnap him...or Timo Werner.
    Both would be nice.
     
  21. legalalien

    legalalien The Tweetherder

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  22. StrongINTheAir

    StrongINTheAir The voice of reason

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    Seems the best way to get into the German NT is via a spot at Bayern
     
  23. StrongINTheAir

    StrongINTheAir The voice of reason

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    Pulisic fits into our height requirement it would seem
     
  24. StrongINTheAir

    StrongINTheAir The voice of reason

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    Wasn't that while Hyypia was the manager though? Or right after he was there? Seemed to me we might've gotten a little "inside" help on that one if I recall
     
  25. Zinedine Biscan

    Zinedine Biscan The patient one

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    Maybe on identifying the player, I guess? But he left two months before Can was signed.

    Anyway, disappointed if this one falls through, as is now looking likely. I wonder if this is why the Meyer rumours seems to have been gearing up the past few days?
     
  26. Cologne-Liverpool

    Cologne-Liverpool Well-Known Member

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    Don't think Meyer is the "plan B" to Brandt - different type of player.
     
  27. Zinedine Biscan

    Zinedine Biscan The patient one

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    How would you describe Meyer, mate? Just from looking at transfermarkt it seems he plays central mostly, but not sure how that would fit in with our system...
     
  28. Nikola

    Nikola Optimist with a bit of experience. Admin

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    Yeah, I thought the same, though I didn't watch either that much.

    I wonder who plan B will be. In a way, we got lucky last summer in getting Wijnaldum once it was clear Udinese won't sell us Zielinski and maybe Mane was plan B to Ousmane Dembele (I don't really believe it but who knows...) and I still wonder if Milner at left back would have happened had Liverpool bought a left back... I wonder if we'll get so "lucky" again once our primary targets are nabbed by the likes of Bayern.
     
  29. Cologne-Liverpool

    Cologne-Liverpool Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, while he can play different positions and Schalke (German youth team as well) did try him in various ones, I think it's become pretty clear by now that he really is at his best in a more CAM type role - in a way a problem for him atm, because his type of playing style doesn't seem to fit into the current Schalke setup that well.
    I think it just plays to his strenghts more, than say being a winger. Can keep the ball in tight spaces, good skills/turns/first touch, good and quick passing/vision - would it make sense in English if I said he's quick but not necessarily overly pacey?
    Other than that I think he's in some ways more the Lallana type imo, maybe a bit of Coutinho.
    Personally I haven't really made up my mind about him - generally I really think he has the potential to become a real top player, but I find it especially hard when talking about Schalke players - individually that team has many players that I rate, but it often doesn't seem to work so well as a team, making individual players not look their best imo (sorry, overly complicated, my English skills are off on weekend;-))
     
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  30. OLDIE

    OLDIE TIA New Signing

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    Or could we be leaking names in order to divert attention away from our real targets? A bit similar to Jim Baxter all those years ago
     

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