The Unreliable Rumours Thread

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We shouldn't be going for Werner when we have a potentially better player in Brewster at the club waiting for some minutes. Would be disappointed to see us sign him, personally.
Why not? Werner can play on the left as well as through the middle and I'm fine with Origi staying, but our number one backup for the front three has to be better than Shaqiri, Origi or Brewster's current level.
If Werner is available for approx the 40mil price, then I would prefer him over Nicolas Pepe.
 

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Why not? Werner can play on the left as well as through the middle and I'm fine with Origi staying, but our number one backup for the front three has to be better than Shaqiri, Origi or Brewster's current level.
If Werner is available for approx the 40mil price, then I would prefer him over Nicolas Pepe.
Brewster isn't as limited technically as Werner IMO, and if given the chance it won't be long before he's proven a better player.

And he's already here. Given that they are pretty much the exact same type of player, I don't see a need for Werner. Werner is a good player, but nothing special.
 

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Hopefully, stops them signing somebody better.

We shouldn't be going for Werner when we have a potentially better player in Brewster at the club waiting for some minutes. Would be disappointed to see us sign him, personally.

Brandt, on the other hand, is a no brainer. This Pepe chap looks like a player too.
I hope Brewster (and Gomez and AOC) stay fit, first and foremost. If they don't have any major fitness issues throughout their respective careers, I assume they will do very, very well, hopefully for Liverpool. I won't compare Brewster with Werner given that the former hasn't even played for the first team but Liverpool-related journos claimed that Klopp promised he wouldn't sign a new forward to block his path, that does it for me. That said, I still think signing a two-sided, pacy winger like Hudson-Odoi would be the best option but if Klopp really goes back in for Brandt, I'm all for it.
 

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The issue with Brandt is he is not really a goalscorer so if he is going to rotate with Mane or Salah his output needs to improve a lot.
Wouldn't Brandt now be considered for the Fekir role we were looking at last summer? He doesn't play on the wing for them anymore , obviously he can cover rw and lw but he seems really suited to the 8 role a bit like another Ox.
 

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Wouldn't Brandt now be considered for the Fekir role we were looking at last summer? He doesn't play on the wing for them anymore , obviously he can cover rw and lw but he seems really suited to the 8 role a bit like another Ox.
You are assuming Fekir was being bought to play the 8 role and not cover the flanks. I dont think that has ever been established has it? Having signed Fabinho and Keita for midfield, i dont think it is clear cut that he was bought primarily for the 8 spot, although he may have found himself used there.
 

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You are assuming Fekir was being bought to play the 8 role and not cover the flanks. I dont think that has ever been established has it? Having signed Fabinho and Keita for midfield, i dont think it is clear cut that he was bought primarily for the 8 spot, although he may have found himself used there.

No none of us can know that for sure but it doesn't take much to look at the types of forwards we have and use to come to the conclusion that although he may have been able to cover in the wide areas he most likely was targeted to play the most advanced and creative midfield spot.
Brandt would definitely be an interesting one to see where he would primarily be used though.
 

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rate werner more highly than you, personally, but not that bothered about it. just seems like it's going to be the same kabuki theater bullshit there was with goretzka, even if the situations aren't identical as werner isn't out of contract
I think a bit of kabuki would certainly animate the transfer window. I'd like to see the players' agents doing this:
 

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Wouldn't Brandt now be considered for the Fekir role we were looking at last summer? He doesn't play on the wing for them anymore , obviously he can cover rw and lw but he seems really suited to the 8 role a bit like another Ox.
Probably, which is why I would prefer a Fekir/Coutinho/Dybala type who creates and scores or a goalscorer in the Werner/Pepe mould instead of another Ox. I can't see Lallana leaving in the summer so he will most likely cover the 8 position as well. Interesting to see what we do in the summer.
 
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Does Pepe only play off the right, or? If so, if we're getting him, then Shaqiri is obviously off.

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Ajax must have some very good players. I haven't been watching them this season but any team that thrashes Real Madrid and then also beats Juve has to be pretty good. I saw the highlights of the Juve game and they could have won it by more if they had taken their chances. Obviously, there is De Light who is supposed to be an amazing CB. Other than that, who would you want from that team? We need to strengthen at FB position and get another top class forward in.
 

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Ajax must have some very good players. I haven't been watching them this season but any team that thrashes Real Madrid and then also beats Juve has to be pretty good. I saw the highlights of the Juve game and they could have won it by more if they had taken their chances. Obviously, there is De Light who is supposed to be an amazing CB. Other than that, who would you want from that team? We need to strengthen at FB position and get another top class forward in.
Ziyech, but I also thought Tadic was a handful when he was at Southampton; De Light obviously but it seems there are too many suitors for him. Love Ajax but they just have become a feeder club, and all these stars will be picked off once again.
 

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Ziyech, but I also thought Tadic was a handful when he was at Southampton; De Light obviously but it seems there are too many suitors for him. Love Ajax but they just have become a feeder club, and all these stars will be picked off once again.
One of the things we have in our favour is VVD being here. They're partners in the Dutch national team (obviously) and play really well together. Plus, with our set up now we're a mouth-watering proposition for any young player looking to play on the world stage! I think we have a very good shout at signing him :) Hope so!
 

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Hope Thorgan doesn’t have his brother’s habit of only turning up when he feels like it.
Thorgan is good, but not a typical Klopp player if you ask me. Add his age to the equation and I just don't see it.

I think Zaha is a blueprint Klopp player. Powerful, quick, tall and can play any wide position and forward. One of the best players 1v1. I think those rumors are, to some extent, true.
 

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Thorgan is good, but not a typical Klopp player if you ask me. Add his age to the equation and I just don't see it.

I think Zaha is a blueprint Klopp player. Powerful, quick, tall and can play any wide position and forward. One of the best players 1v1. I think those rumors are, to some extent, true.
I don't see Zaha being a target. His work off the ball doesn't impress. His stats similarly are not particularly impressive either considering Palace play through him.
 

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Neres is a very, versatile player. He used to play for São Paulo as a right winger, but he soon was sold to Ajax. At Ajax, in 16/17 and 17/18 he played as a right winger mostly, but in 18/19, Ziyech went to the right winger and Neres to the left winger, but has played a few games as a number 8 in 4-3-3. Now he plays mostly on the left wing.

He is a good dribbler, has some good pace and his movement is also very good for a teenager. Even though he's scored a lot of goals in the past 2 years, I'd say he is not exactly a great finisher. Oh, and I think he could bulk a little bit more, I think he would suffer a little bit in England.

As a Brazilian, I'm kind of surprised about how good he looks, especially in big games.

But if we are looking for a versatile winger, with great dribbling and a better finisher, I'd totally recommend Grêmio's Everton. He is better than Neres imo, a more complete player and more decisive. He is the best player in Brazil for the past two years. He's been linked with City and Milan and 100% will leave in the summer. I think he might be on the same level as Mané, or pretty close, but with better dribbling skills and finishing.
Everton goal sinks everton. The possibility of that
 

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Talking about a club that named their main store Everton Two because it was based in Liverpool One and it'd read like a scoreline. They'd honestly probably prefer that headline than any other LFC player listed.
I’m surprised that the marketing meeting where they came up with that idea isn’t on their end of season DVD.
 

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They were obviously thinking of relative league table placings when they came up with that one.
 

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Of all the rumours I've read recently, the Federico Chiesa one is the most interesting. He has clearly outgrown Fiorentina this season and his top level is spectacular. As a player, he would fit Klopp's style perfectly.
Works well in my Liverpool Football Manager 19 save, so I’m all for him. lol
 

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My point was that it is unlikely to buy a 26 year old player that doesn't tick all the boxes.

Zaha ticks all the boxes.
He really doesn't. One of the most selfish players in the league when it comes to holding onto the ball. Would rather take on 3 defenders then pass to a better placed team mate, doesn't have great goals or assists, doesn't work hard off the ball, football IQ isn't the best either.