Kai Havertz (AM) Bayer 04 Leverkusen

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I like the guy as others have noted he is very technically good. Great eye for a pass. He would be Salah and Mane’s new best friend with his ability to pass under pressure into great spots.

If we can get Keita fit I think they could actually be quite complimentary in style. Keitas initial instinct is to move forward with the ball and pit a defence under pressure whilst Havertz is nearly always looking for the movement of others to feed.

Of course that is a simplistic view but the two of them together in form would be a nightmare to defend.
 

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I'd think thats only realistic if Mane or Salah leaves.
I was like Kopstar and read your previous post as you thinking it would be fantastic to ignore all 3 or some of the 3 of Mbappe, Sancho, Havertz during the summer.
I'm guessing what you meant was that if we ignore Mbappe.... you'd be thrilled if we signed Sancho or Havertz.
 

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I was like Kopstar and read your previous post as you thinking it would be fantastic to ignore all 3 or some of the 3 of Mbappe, Sancho, Havertz during the summer.
I'm guessing what you meant was that if we ignore Mbappe.... you'd be thrilled if we signed Sancho or Havertz.
Thats the one! Considering Mbappe is being offered £750k a week by PSG I think he's way out of our range. I don't think wages are an issue for Sancho/Havertz but the premium they bring.
 

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Havertz: "I am ready to make the next big step , I like challenges and that includes going to a foreign country"
Concerning rumours about a Bayern transfer: "I'm often amazed at what people apparently seem to know about me....".

"The coach/manager is really important to me, that has to fit." For me the direction a club wants to go in is shown in the choice of a manager".

Make of that what you will. Probably not a lot tbh. Apologies for the crappy translation anyway.
 

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Havertz: "I am ready to make the next big step , I like challenges and that includes going to a foreign country"
Concerning rumours about a Bayern transfer: "I'm often amazed at what people apparently seem to know about me....".

"The coach/manager is really important to me, that has to fit." For me the direction a club wants to go in is shown in the choice of a manager".

Make of that what you will. Probably not a lot tbh. Apologies for the crappy translation anyway.
Rules Man Utd out then :ROFLMAO:
 

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Havertz: "I am ready to make the next big step , I like challenges and that includes going to a foreign country"
Concerning rumours about a Bayern transfer: "I'm often amazed at what people apparently seem to know about me....".

"The coach/manager is really important to me, that has to fit." For me the direction a club wants to go in is shown in the choice of a manager".

Make of that what you will. Probably not a lot tbh. Apologies for the crappy translation anyway.
May as well close this thread start the Welcome to Liverpool one.
 

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"The coach/manager is really important to me"

There's no way this guy is not signing for us if he means what he says and we want him.
 

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Seems a clever lad too. Learning piano - maybe I saw a clip on here? Anyhow, in an age when footballers get a bad rap for doing the nightclub thing and wasting money, he seemed more of a thinking type.

Smashing player and I would welcome him with open arms.
Apart from Alisson, are there any other musicians in the Liverpool squad?
 

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Seems a clever lad too. Learning piano - maybe I saw a clip on here? Anyhow, in an age when footballers get a bad rap for doing the nightclub thing and wasting money, he seemed more of a thinking type.

Smashing player and I would welcome him with open arms.
I posted a piece a few months back, although seemingly not in this thread, that really presented him as not your typical highly paid, world at your feet type young lad. I don't remember any of the details they used to portray that, but it did identify him as having a more cosmopolitan word view than many German players who cannot see past playing for Bayern. He was quoted as finding it quaint that everyone just assumed he'd move to Bayern some day, and he just didnt understand that expectation.

EDIT: I think the crux of it was his upbringing in Achen, close to the Dutch and Belgian border.
 
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Not that I'm under the illusion he is coming to Liverpool this summer but he is playing tonight against Weder Bremen. Let's see how he does.
 

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Is he playing as a legit number 9 or in a more Bobby like role? I know it was his potential for the latter than made some people so interested in him for us.
 

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Is he playing as a legit number 9 or in a more Bobby like role? I know it was his potential for the latter than made some people so interested in him for us.
Somewhere in between I'd say. He's been a target for every cross that Leverkusen has put in but is also dropping off into the midfield on the odd occasion. A few times he's dropped in between the lines and looked to find Diaby making the run in behind from the wing but the pass hasn't been quite right.

He's always on the move offensively which is a little bit surprising given how laidback he looks at times. Certainly doesn't chase defenders like Firmino though.
 

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Werder should be much better than they are. Momentary lapses of concentration and some dumb decisions are their undoing. Shocking defending on that 3rd goal. Kevin Vogt was entirely too lazy.
 

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Jens Nowotny knows fuck all about it. He never played outside Germany himself and possibly has an axe to grind with players who did move abroad. Nose out of it!
 
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Jens Nowotny knows fuck all about it. He never played outside Germany himself and possibly has an axe to grind with players who did move abroad. Nose out of it!
What he said was sound...play for a team where you will develop and get chances to play. Dortmund over Bayern.