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From the twitter thread.

Apparently the claim is in this article but I don't subscribe to L'Equipe.


This seems to be GFFN's translation


I rate L'Equipe but why would they have the inside track on this?
I think our name is just being used to drive up price. The last proper links I've seen is us trying to sign 17/18 year old central defenders.
 

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Or... pics? lol

Youngster Rafa Camacho is another who is likely to leave, having informed the club he will not be signing an extension to his contract.
I think it's also telling that he didn't travel to the CL mini camp in Spain. Probably on his way out. You could also feel which players Klopp maybe had in mind when he said certain things in that interview I posted in the Academy thread. I feel I could recognize Camacho and Woodburn.
 

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We will miss Camacho, as he is talented enough to become an understudy for Trent, but he fancies himself in another position a bit more, and he also wants to play more than he would here. I can’t fault a fella for backing his own ability, and having the resolve to know his mind and then to decide to move on.

Good luck to him - though to a point, as I don’t want to see him tearing it up on the wing for Wolves and giving our fullbacks a hard time!

If we are interested in the young defender at Leipzig (forget his name now) maybe some sort of deal could happen that way? I suspect however, that Camacho will join the handy Portuguese contingent at Molineux.
 

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I think our name is just being used to drive up price. The last proper links I've seen is us trying to sign 17/18 year old central defenders.
I think this is usually the suspicion when our name is mentioned. However, we know that we were complicit with Dortmund in driving up the price for Dembele. I wonder if we are also active participants here in driving up the price Barca have to pay again.
 

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From the twitter thread.

Apparently the claim is in this article but I don't subscribe to L'Equipe.


This seems to be GFFN's translation


I rate L'Equipe but why would they have the inside track on this?
Koscielny is French isnt he (as is Umtiti)? if his agent wants to get the story out, it's probably as good as any media outlet, if not better.
 

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I wouldn't rule out a foreign media source having an inside scoop. It's happened before. Its also more likely than the guys with links to our club having the news. They don't get told anything till the deal is nearly done. Usually hear a few rumours from other (sometimes quite obscure) sources. Then when it's nearly done boom it's all over the papers close to our club. Not saying anything in this one.
 

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I think our name is just being used to drive up price. The last proper links I've seen is us trying to sign 17/18 year old central defenders.
I only read the english piece, and in that we are mentioned as a tangent...Arsenal are looking to offload Kos because they are trying to buy Umtiti whose prospects at Barca have gone down after being replaced by Lenglet and now with Barca trying to buy De Ligt...who we allegedly are also trying to sign.
 

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He has had a terrible time with injuries so i do honestly have a little sympathy for him and truly wish him the best.
I do too. But he actually has done very less during last 5 years.
18/19 - 4 goals 2 assist in 818 minutes
17/18 - 3 goals 3 assist in 630 minutes
16/17 - 7 goals 3 assist in 1193 minutes
15/16 - 13 goals 2 assist in 1600 minutes
14/15 - 5 goals 2 assist in 1217 minutes
13/14 - 25 goals 9 assist in 2267 minutes.

The last 5 seasons are not the numbers of a first choice striker. Not even a second choice striker. While I have sympathy for him, I just feel disappointed that a world class strikers career has gone nuts like this. :((
 

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Youngster Rafa Camacho is another who is likely to leave, having informed the club he will not be signing an extension to his contract.

The Portugal under-20 international, like Clyne, will enter the final year of his deal next month and has been watched by Wolves, RB Leipzig and Sporting CP, among others. Liverpool value him at £10m ($13m).

Both Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno are set to leave when their contracts expire, while there have been enquiries over Marko Grujic, Taiwo Awoniyi, Ryan Kent, Harry Wilson and Sheyi Ojo, all of whom spent last season out on loan.

Championship outfit Hull, meanwhile, are keen on signing teenager Ben Woodburn on a season-long loan deal. The Wales international spent an unhappy spell at Sheffield United last season, but Reds chiefs are aware he needs first-team experience and believe he will fare better in the second tier next season.

Guaranteed to have been tapped up by Wolves.
 

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I just don't see us adding a centre back unless someone is leaving. And I have a feeling Klopp wants to keep a door open for both Arroyo and Ki-Jana.
 

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See we are linked with Fekir again after it’s confirmed he will leave.
Not sure why LFC fans are getting excited. We didn’t sign him a year ago due to fucked knees. We ain’t going back a year later.
 
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See we are linked with Fekir again after it’s confirmed he will leave.
Not sure why LFC fans are getting excited. We didn’t sign him a year ago due to fucked knees. We ain’t going back a year later.
I just looked at his stats,
He played 39 games last season,
Inc 6 in the champs league,
Maybe his knees aren't that bad, and if lyon drop their asking price, then maybe?
 

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Did he even have that great of a season? Looks like he scored just half as many as the previous season.
 

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Your hypothesis was that he was only half as productive as in the previous season.
Arguments like this are what is making the forum such a fucking chore to read and browse right now.

I'm getting near the point of being done with it, to be quite honest.
 



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Your hypothesis was that he was only half as productive as in the previous season; the implication being that that meant he wasn’t worth pursuing.
Pedantic to the n'th degree! Fekir didn't set records last season Salah did. Fekir wasn't still top scorer this season Salah was. @Zinedine Biscan had a great point you've just turned it silly. Fekir was a high performing attacking midfielder we nearly signed and something (probably his proneness to future injury) scared us off. He's now even more readily available (something that wasn't a barrier anyway) so people are asking should we go back in. As ZB points out though he isn't even performing as well. Why would we?
 

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I just looked at his stats,
He played 39 games last season,
Inc 6 in the champs league,
Maybe his knees aren't that bad, and if lyon drop their asking price, then maybe?
You don’t do the Melwood lean, choose your number, agree terms, do lfctv interview if a fee hasn’t been agreed and permission granted.
The fee was set, we matched it. Medical was failed.
Don’t get me wrong I’d love him here but I don’t see us going back. Hope I’m wrong.
His stats since injury are just like everyone else’s so no idea why Lfc didn’t take the risk.
What I do find odd is that Fekir, his agent, Lyon and lfc have never muttered a word about move falling through