The Unreliable Rumours Thread

hugo the horrible

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L'Equipe reporting that we are in for Nicolas Pepe for £70 million :shocked:
Star lol reporting that we've agreed to a £43m deal for Timo Werner and are close to agreeing personal terms

Edit: Just getting everyone ready for silly season
True,but I’d still take Werner!
 

legalalien

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I see it's started. Reports emanating from Spain, of course.

BBC gossip page:
Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 26, wants to leave the club and plans to hand in a transfer request. (As.com - in Spanish)
However, Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa has refuted the reports on social media. (Twitter)
 

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L'Equipe reporting that we are in for Nicolas Pepe for £70 million :shocked:
Star lol reporting that we've agreed to a £43m deal for Timo Werner and are close to agreeing personal terms

Edit: Just getting everyone ready for silly season
Nicholas Pepe is 100% a Jurgen Klopp player. He would be a force here. That said, my belief is Bayern will eventually get him.

Also, there's a gal on Twitter (KatherineYNWA) that claims to know a "reliable journalist in Germany" and says Jovic, Werner and De Ligt all made their decisions for next season and none involve Liverpool. Take all that FWIW. Silly season.

Nothing has been said and no links to Liverpool, but another player that would be a dynamo under Klopp is one of Mane's Senegal National Teammates, Ismaila Sarr. (Recently linked with Arsenal and Everton)
 

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werner's going to be sold to bayern in the end, isn't he?
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.
 

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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
 

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I can see where Brandt gets his time on the pitch, and signing him would address a midfield creativity question (which Hendo is doing his best to answer, to be fair) and provide some cover for Salah and Mane.

Werner, not so much. Bobby is locked down in that position.
 

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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.

lol