If the club know that Reina is leaving this summer then it makes sense to get a replacement sorted before he goes. The club has been caught with its pants down all too often before in situations like this before.rab said:We've so often bemoaned the fact we've sold players first and then gone out to try and find a replacement. To me this smacks of us having learned a lesson, we know Pepe is going and we're getting our replacement lined up before confirming the sale of Reina so we don't come across as a desperate buyer and get shafted on the deal. That and we know Arsenal are interested to so have made our move early.
Would still expect another keeper to potentially come in what with Doni going last summer and Gulacsi this year. Either an experienced head happy to sit on the bench, someone like Schwarzer for example or a younger keeper that we can try and develop. Someone like Jason Steele at Boro is a player we've had links with in the past that might fit the bill.
I've seen prices of Â£15m bandied about for Bergovic. If or rather when Pepe leaves we'll be re-investing it in Mignolet. The extra Â£7m or so we'd have to come up with to get Bergovic would pay for Luis Alberto or Iago.indianscouser said:The only logical reason i see this happening is because Reina is leaving. Considering our tight budget, GK is on low priority list. We have a good backup in jones. Clearly the priorities this summer are CB,Mid And attacking striker/wingers. 8mp is an awful lot of money for a backup keeper. Begovic is better than Mignolet.
GK should never be low on priority list. Reina has had debatable form for last few seasons and has questions marks over how long he will be here. If you have an issue at GK then you should fix it as soon as you can and for the long term if possible.indianscouser said:Considering our tight budget, GK is on low priority list. We have a good backup in jones.
In a perfect world thats how it should be for every single position in the side. More than one top class option for every position in the 11. That wont obviously happen straight away but outfielders can provide at least some kind of cover for other positions and we have some talented young outfielders coming through the academy. Its not like you can stick a striker or a full back in goal in emergency situations and dont think any of our academy keepers are anywhere near ready yet.jayrrardno8 said:If Mignolet does come in then he has to fight for a first team shirt like everyone else.
Very harsh indeed.Anfield rd Dreamer said:Brad Jones was brought in to be number two in H&Gs last summer here during the time the club was being diminished in terms of assets I doubt he would of ever been brought in as a number 2. Love the guy to bits personality wise but ability wise he isnt a number 2 at a top side. Kenny and Comolli realised that straight away and brought in a proper number 2 in Doni and if tragic circumstances weren't hitting the Jones family at the time I imagine he would of been moved on however Hansen the third choice was instead and Jones was made third choice. Since the problems with Doni he has ended up 2nd choice again by default. Only options I see for Jones is stay as number 3 or move on. There are clubs he could start at and he could become Australias number 1 if he did. Would shock me if he is number 2 next year.
Not trying to be harsh at all Jones is a great guy love him but he isnt good enough to be a second choice keeper for a club Liverpools size.OLDIE said:Very harsh indeed.
Jones has played many first team games for Boro before he joined us. To say Hansen got moved on because of the tragic circumstances that fell on the Jones family is disrespectful to LFC, Kenny and Jones himself.
We all accept that Jones is no Reina, Brucie or Ray Clemence - He is however a decent No 2 that came in and did well for us.
he was bought as a number 2 and as such it was money well spent.
The fact that we are now seriously considering buying a top goalkeeper tells me that Brendan has accepted that Pepe is off or has lost faith in him and wants to move him on. Whichever it is I don't know but no matter what happens things are changing
Why? is this assuming that Pepe is going? What would you think of Mignolet over Brad Jones?i_still_miss_fowler said:To me its fixing something which isnt broke.
The potential benifits of Mignolet are not that great over Pepe (if at all), but when coupled with the expected changes in our backline (2 or 3 new center backs), it adds to the probablity that it could backfire massivly.
Perhaps Rodgers is changing everything with one fell swoop like ripping off and band aid. But cant help but think we will be relying upon the fitness of Agger more than ever as we go through this transition.
Have to agree with the logic here. For the amount of money being suggested this is not a reserve keeper purchase. Additionally Mignolet is not going to sign to sit on the bench, especially with a World Cup coming up!i_still_miss_fowler said:We all know that you dont spend 10M on a reserve keeper. If Mignolet comes he will almost certainly be a replacement for Pepe.
If he is not a replacement and simply a backup, then it is a waste of resources. 10M could be set aside for a defensive midfielder, or perhaps a left back ?
With all the cost cutting, spending this much on a back up (when we are not in europe) would be an extravagance.
I dont think signing Mingolet definitely means Reaina is off. I think we are just being shrewd and signing a good keeper when the market is good. Except Barca notmany top teams are looking for a keeper while players like Begivic, Patricio and Mingolet have reached maturity at their clubs and are looking to move. Right now it is a buyers market and it is best if we make a move now.RichLFC said:Yep, of we sign this fella Reina will be off, and probably to fight it out with Valdez for the no 1 spot before he leaves next year. Barcelona are ok with having 2 good keepers but get the feeling we aren't inclined to do that, for financial reasons as much as anything. Paying 10m for a back up is a very un FSG thing to do, can't see it in a million years. Not really a criticism as such though would be nice to have a handover situation in an ideal world, but with holes to fill, the 10m could be used for someone we can stick in the team now
So if Mignolet comes at 10m, he's our no 1 I reckon. He's decent though, my Sunderland mate reckons he's improved incrementally year on year and will be disappointed to lose him, but reckons he's a fine keeper above the level of his own club potential wise. Unlike in other positions, there are some good keepers in the prem at all levels really. Though would rather hold on to Reina and wonder if he leaves whether he's being dispensed with a year earlier than planned for wage reasons, his last few seasons form has not made him indispensable, he's started to pick up niggles and one day we will need to move on. But it is another first team player gone and its a bit of a concern but hopefully this fella who has the motivation of fighting for the no 1 shirt for the WC with Belgium will be a decent replacement
Sorry, got mixed up, the Carroll to west ham for Â£15million was BBC, this real Madrid link was on the LFC match and news Center and the source was Maia or something, a Spanish newspaper.Cortez said:Got a link, mate? I can't find this link to Real.