- Apr 2, 2014
What gets prioritised though?Purely financial reasons perhaps? People may say that Liverpool are flush with cash after Coutinho's sale but there's already Keita incoming at 50-60 million pounds, while at least another forward and a defensive midfielder wouldn't go amiss. And that's provided everyone currently in the team remains fit...
If we go to sign him the first thing we should ask him is what he thinks of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Better still, give him a load of bevvies, that way he won't be able to help himself but tell the truth. I know, it sounds like the Spanish(no pun intended) Inquisition. :smile:Please tell me we're not going to do that thing again where we expect a Brazilian lad to spend a decade here?
I'm not saying De Gea isn't better than our two - in fact I think De Gea would still be better if we could play both our lads at the same time.Yeah, but even in the few matches I've watched United in (*curls up in shower and scrubs furiously*) there have been more than one where they were absolutely battered and De Gea kept them in it single handedly. Not just this season, but last year as well.
Completely agree that over the course of a season that all the mistakes wouldn't automatically have been erased and the points awarded, but even in a case-by-case basis, having a goalkeeper of his calibre would make an enormous difference. The Arsenal match at the Emirates. Champions League matches against Moscow and Sevilla. Seeing both lads repeatedly beaten at the near post. Constantly seeing stats showing that X team scored on every (or almost every) shot on goal they had. These are all things that yes, a top goalkeeper might not completely eradicate, but we'd be in a much better position right now if someone like Oblak or Alisson was between the sticks for us, I'm sure of it
I'm not saying De Gea isn't better than our two - in fact I think De Gea would still be better if we could play both our lads at the same time.
But at the same time, I absolutely guarantee he would be much more exposed here than he is at Utd, and it's silly to take the line Moggot took - that you can take some stat about him based on his performances in a defensive United side, drop them wholesale into our attacking set up, and calculate how many points better off we are. That's just barmy.
She is saying we are not interested in paying £62m for him. That doesnt mean we wont go back in for him or another good keeper.Kind of abit disappointed that Melissa Reddy on twitter saying that LFC are not pursuing their interest in the GK Alisson.
We do need a Goal Keeper. I know Karius is doing ok at the moment, but we do still need a back up because I have a feeling Mingolet will leave in the summer.
I'm thinking Jurgen will give Karius every chance to prove himself until the end of the season, but I also believe our scouts will be out keeping an eye on keepers across the European leagues as we comment on this thread. Butland has been mentioned in previous Posts and in the British media, but I don't think he's such a vast improvement on our present keepers for us to go for him.I expect Mignolet to move on this summer - plus Bogdan who must be close to the end of his contract - there must be doubts about Ward as well??
So in my view there is a definite need to bring in a quality Goalkeeper - a position that needs top quality competition for next season.
People from similar cultures tend to stick together. Firmino, Lucas, Coutinho, Moreno all seemed to spend a lot of time together. Mane says Salah is his bestest friend and gets giddy when talking about Keita, Karius said Can is his closest mate in the squad, Henderson and Lallana share a bed. Carragher used to moan about his missus not having English women to speak to, etc etc etc.One of the most irritating clichés in football.
Tell me: do you get on with everyone in your country?
It's not a cliche really, people from similar cultures tend to stick together. Firmino, Lucas, Coutinho, Moreno all seemed to spend a lot of time together. Mane says Salah is his bestest friend and gets giddy when talking about Keita, Karius said Can is his closest mate in the squad, Henderson and Lallana share a bed. Carragher used to moan about his missus not having English women to speak to, etc etc etc.
This is my thinking, too - only I, as a mere fan, can't decide for certain what I think should be prioritised. If I'm going to nitpick, I dread to think what might happen if injuries hit Liverpool's attacking trio as there's no real backup for them at this moment - in a way, someone like Bailey theoretically solves a few of those problems - as well as if injury hits Van Dijk. In midfield, Keita is expected to be the undisputed starter but what about injury-prone Henderson and outgoing Can (who isn't a DM of top quality anyway, at least not at this moment)?What gets prioritised though?
I'd rather buy a top keeper and go without a defensive midfielder than spreading the money evenly between the two, unless we are absolutely sure of getting a pair of great deals (Salah for 36 for example, always looked a steal IMO).
If a player of Rabiot's quality became available, and we chose him over Alisson, I can understand the thinking behind that. If not, it makes absolutely no sense to pass up a chance to bring in a player of this quality in a position that we know is extremely hard to fill adequately.
I think dropping Simon was completely down to him being shit and so Klopp had enough and is now using Karius and not based on any transfers decisions.No chance we go for Allison. Even if the price is speculation at this time, if Klopp was set on getting a goalie he’d just have rode out the season with Migs as the #1. The fact he handed the job to Karius and the way he’s responded makes me believe a starting goalie is not something we’ll be looking for unless Karius does a 180 the rest of the season with his performance because what he’s given us so far is quality goalkeeping.
I think you're right in the beginning Klopp did have plans for Karius being #1 but he struggled and that sent him into his shell,hopefully he keeps getting better and seriously kicks on and grabs this opportunity with both hands.;-)And I also think that making Karius his #1 was in Klopps plans a long time ago.
Not so sure about a number 6 being a big priority. Alexander Arnold played there as a junior and I would rather spend whatever it takes to get the keeper the boss really wants. Historically it has been a massively undervalued position but perhaps not now. I agree that a genuine star attacker would be a great addition. I think Klopp knows more about footy than me so I don't get wound up over transfers like I used to.GK, DM and a Phil replacement is where we should concentrate all our funds. If that is three £50m+ players then so be it.
Not sure why on earth we would say otherwise in February. Roma are trying to drum up an auction, and are trying to negotiate with him to sign a new contract. That new contract may have no other effect than to increase Alisson's pay for a matter of weeks, and get his agent a signing fee. What does LFC have to gain by saying 'you can count on us to fund that, no worries'. Other than increasing the likelihood that he signs with Roma again, and increasing the likely price Roma could get for him, the only other effect vis-a-vis LFC is unsettling our current keeper(s).She is saying we are not interested in paying £62m for him. That doesnt mean we wont go back in for him or another good keeper.
I'm thinking Jurgen will give Karius every chance to prove himself until the end of the season, but I also believe our scouts will be out keeping an eye on keepers across the European leagues as we comment on this thread. Butland has been mentioned in previous Posts and in the British media, but I don't think he's such a vast improvement on our present keepers for us to go for him.