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The Unreliable Rumours Thread

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Apparently, according to the mirror, the owners are giving Klopp more money to spend over the summer to further strengthen the squad.

"We're going to have a go, but we feel that we are strong already," Henry told Sky Sports.

“We haven't gone through the process yet as we're still playing, but every year we've shown that we're willing to invest in the right kind of players and do it in the right way so the club is sustainable."
Henry often makes mistakes when saying things to the media, so I wouldn't take too much into what he says.

Also, i think he isnt saying anything new here they always give klopp money for strengthening. Klopp often doesnt want to spend though.
 

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And how great is it to be in a position where we don't have to think we need this player, or that player... I'd have no qualms whatsoever starting the season with the XI that started last night (and obviously there's still top quality players like Gomez, Ox and Keita to incorporate somehow on top of that!). Bit of strengthening in a couple of places, maybe some more talented youngsters to put some pressure on the seniors, job done.
I commented on the Video thread after watching the replay of all our premier league goals that it is striking how many Shaq was directly involved in for a player deemed a disappointment to the point there are stories about him being one of our exits. Yet you look at the way he continues to interact with the boys and with Klopp and that seems so off base. I expect that he will play an even bigger role next year with the benefit of a year already under his belt and a full pre-season with us. Likewise Naby. So with those 2 and Ox who didnt even get off the bench there is a lot of firepower to add to this group.
 

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I commented on the Video thread after watching the replay of all our premier league goals that it is striking how many Shaq was directly involved in for a player deemed a disappointment to the point there are stories about him being one of our exits. Yet you look at the way he continues to interact with the boys and with Klopp and that seems so off base. I expect that he will play an even bigger role next year with the benefit of a year already under his belt and a full pre-season with us. Likewise Naby. So with those 2 and Ox who didnt even get off the bench there is a lot of firepower to add to this group.
I'm surprised too. He looks like someone genuinely thrilled to be here and Klopp rarely bounces players out of this squad.
 

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For me we need two decent back up full backs, a quality forward or two that can rotate with the front three and possibly a central midfielder though unless he’s world class quality I’m happy with the bunch we got.
And possibly a bench keeper.
 

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Think we need three or four in to be honest but probably only one that might be regarded as a starter for the midfield.

Nobody in the starting eleven is going to leave and from the bench I’m certain Milner, Gomez, AOC, Origi and Brewster will be there next season. To that add Keita and hopefully Lovren (just don’t see where we wound find a better fourth choice CB). After that I think everyone else could go (not including the third choice keeper as was making up numbers). That would be 18 players and so think another four needed to compete for the title.

As has already been said on the post match thread we have possibly the best players in the world in goal, at CB and at DM. To that we have two world class full backs and three world class forwards. Matip and Gomez have both shown they can have a superb partnership with VVD and in the middle we have an inspirational captain and the sign were Keita was starting to come good and AOC looked great last season. Therefore it’s hard to improve the first eleven but I think we could find a place in the middle. After that it’s good quality squad players probably at GK, FB and a forward.

I also think next season will be our best chance to win the title as I think Pep will have it made clear to him to focus on the CL. City’s owners want the CL and with a probable ban for 2020/21 they’ll be desperate to focus on that. I also think the players will want to win that one as I don’t think any of them have besides Danillo.
You want to get rid of everyone apart from the first 18?
 

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You want to get rid of everyone apart from the first 18?
No, absolutely not. What I’m saying is that outside of those I think everyone may be available. I’d like to keep Origi and Shaq for a start and if he’d stay I’d like to keep Mingolet as he’s a superb back up and by all accounts influential to the team.

However, I can’t believe that if a suitable offer comes in for the likes of Lallana etc then we wouldn’t take it. I also don’t think any of the guys on loan really have a future at the club. Woodburn is another I think is going to fall short and Camacho appears to want away.

Moreno and Sturridge have almost certainly played their last games for the Club.

I’d also stress that I don’t think we’ll move all these players on necessarily and so obviously if Mingolet stayed we don’t need a keeper for example.
 

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I see Bruno Fernandez is now 2/1 to join us.
Never seen him play or even heard of him but united fans are losing their shit on twitter as they thought they were getting him.
 

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I see Bruno Fernandez is now 2/1 to join us.
Never seen him play or even heard of him but united fans are losing their shit on twitter as they thought they were getting him.

I seen the article in the Liverpool Echo a few days ago,where he's apparently said in an interview,he'd rather play for LFC than Man City as we play his type of foorball.

For me,since he's gone to Sporting Lisbon,his numbers are stacking up year on year,scores goals and assists,great freekick specialist,penalty taker,great at winning the ball back,can see a pass,always seems to have a knack of either creating something or scoring,be it long range outside the box screamers,lobs or tap ins,left and right footed,he's 24 and on the verge of making a name for himself with his next move,i reckon.A great little playmaker,i'd take him as our replacement for Coutinho.I just hope it's us and not Man City who snap him up or their midfield will be even more ridiculous next season.

I don't see him going to United,i'd be suprised if they get anyone of that standard,unless they are coming to the end of their career and being offered silly wages.
 
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Agreed, I think it's more about we aren't announcing/confirming anything yet because we still had a game to play and result to now celebrate. No wish to throw something else into the mix as a potential distraction right now but will move ahead with that when that's settled down.
Kopstar, where is that world class signing you promised us. I didn't see any one in the stands in the final. :eh?::indifferent::unhappy:
 

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Kopstar, where is that world class signing you promised us. I didn't see any one in the stands in the final. :eh?::indifferent::unhappy:
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I think it's highly likely we've already agreed at least one signing (I didn't say world class, that's your wild imagination running away from you again). You're quoting a possible reason why there hasn't been any announcement. Equally, I could be mistaken and there is another reason why the accounts showed we had spent about £50m more on players for the year to end 31 May 2019 than we currently know of.
 

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Kopstar, where is that world class signing you promised us. I didn't see any one in the stands in the final. :eh?::indifferent::unhappy:
Was Fabinho in the stands last year?

Last year we needed a positive distraction to lift fans after the final as we're possibly the most passionate fans out there but can be quite jekyl or hyde when things dont go well. This year we don't, so there isn't the same urgency to get a deal announced.
 

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I think it's highly likely we've already agreed at least one signing (I didn't say world class, that's your wild imagination running away from you again). You're quoting a possible reason why there hasn't been any announcement. Equally, I could be mistaken and there is another reason why the accounts showed we had spent about £50m more on players for the year to end 31 May 2019 than we currently know of.
Damn Lawyers. Playing with words and breaking us fans hearts. I want a world class player right now to sober me up. Mbappe or Sancho. Nothing less.
 

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I think it's highly likely we've already agreed at least one signing (I didn't say world class, that's your wild imagination running away from you again). You're quoting a possible reason why there hasn't been any announcement. Equally, I could be mistaken and there is another reason why the accounts showed we had spent about £50m more on players for the year to end 31 May 2019 than we currently know of.
Could this not be the agent fees we paid which were around £50m weren't they?
 

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Could this not be the agent fees we paid which were around £50m weren't they?
It's possible some of it is agents fees (not clear whether they're normally thrown in with the amount paid for player acquisitions, they didn't appear to be from previous years). The £43.8m we spent on agents fees technically also falls over two accounting periods (February 2018 to January 2019) although in reality, of course, they relate to this season's spend.
 

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Did anyone really expect a signing yesterday after the club being up all night on the piss and then going through streets of Liverpool for about 5 hours?
It would be a bit mental to announce a signing within a week of the final. Chances are the people we bring in are unlikely to be big name players so it would likely be largely ignored for a few days even if one was announced.

Let us enjoy the feeling of a trophy for a while before talking about next season.
 

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It would be a bit mental to announce a signing within a week of the final. Chances are the people we bring in are unlikely to be big name players so it would likely be largely ignored for a few days even if one was announced.

Let us enjoy the feeling of a trophy for a while before talking about next season.
I think if we had won in Kiev the Fabinho announcement would’ve been delayed for at least 3-5 days.
It’s only cos we lost we brought it forward to cheer the fans up and show everyone we were getting better equipped for following season early.
 

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It would be a bit mental to announce a signing within a week of the final. Chances are the people we bring in are unlikely to be big name players so it would likely be largely ignored for a few days even if one was announced.

Let us enjoy the feeling of a trophy for a while before talking about next season.
I think there will be one big signing.
Lots of this squad need to be moved on as well so it will be busy summer regardless.
 

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It's possible some of it is agents fees (not clear whether they're normally thrown in with the amount paid for player acquisitions, they didn't appear to be from previous years). The £43.8m we spent on agents fees technically also falls over two accounting periods (February 2018 to January 2019) although in reality, of course, they relate to this season's spend.
The amount paid to agents, as reported by the FA, relate the instalments actually paid out during the period (i.e. cash flow), not to the total amount of the agents' fees that apply to the transfers that occurred during that period.

So, the £43.8 million included payments to the agents of Ejaria, Rhian Brewster, Harry Wilson, Joe Gomez, Loris Karius, Sadio Mané, Mo Salah, TAA and Jordan Henderson as well as those of Alison, Fabinho, Keita, Shaqiri.

As far as I'm aware, agents' fees, as costs associated with the acquisition of player's registration, are capitalised as intangible fixed assets (together with the transfer fees) and are fully amortised in equal instalments over the period of players' individual contracts.
 

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It would be a bit mental to announce a signing within a week of the final. Chances are the people we bring in are unlikely to be big name players so it would likely be largely ignored for a few days even if one was announced.

Let us enjoy the feeling of a trophy for a while before talking about next season.
Do you not think we've sorted our primary target(s)? I think whoever we get was coming irrespective of the result.
 

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Jesus wept, the Daily Mail reporting that Man Utd are in for Salah! You couldn't make it up. The lad has just picked up the CL trophy under Klopp and this journo would have you believe he wants to now play in the Europa under Solskjaer. They really are trying to do a hatchet job on us. Hilarious.
 

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Jesus wept, the Daily Mail reporting that Man Utd are in for Salah! You couldn't make it up. The lad has just picked up the CL trophy under Klopp and this journo would have you believe he wants to now play in the Europa under Solskjaer. They really are trying to do a hatchet job on us. Hilarious.
Yep. And the headline also notes Real and Bayern are supposedly in for him. Sure they are. ManU are in Europa (not happening), Bayern don't usually pay out a ton for one player, and while Real often do, am I to believe they are going to drop 250 million quid for one player? I can't see us entertaining any bid anyway, but that's what I would think it would take for us to even think about it. Clickbait BS article at its finest.
 

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Do you not think we've sorted our primary target(s)? I think whoever we get was coming irrespective of the result.
Yeah I think we have everything wrapped up - I am saying for marketing it wouldn't make sense to announce a signing while everyone is still buzzing and hung over from the CL final, unless it was a massive player. Likely though our signings will be slightly more under-the-radar type guys who can grow behind the current first XI.

You could even see it as a little bit disrespectful to the current players to try and announce a new signing during "their" moment.

This time next week, when the buzz is wearing off and we, as fans, start thinking about next season that is the time I expect us to announce our first deal.
 
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Yeah I think we have everything wrapped up - I am saying for marketing it wouldn't make sense to announce a signing while everyone is still buzzing and hung over from the CL final, unless it was a massive player. Likely though our signings will be slightly more under-the-radar type guys who can grow behind the current first XI.

You could even see it as a little bit disrespectful to the current players to try and announce a new signing during "their" moment.

This time next week, when the buzz is wearing off and we, as fans, start thinking about next season that is the time I expect us to announce our first deal.
Agree, although imagine them just being sat on the bus with the first interview via a drunken Van Dijk!
 

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Jesus wept, the Daily Mail reporting that Man Utd are in for Salah! You couldn't make it up. The lad has just picked up the CL trophy under Klopp and this journo would have you believe he wants to now play in the Europa under Solskjaer. They really are trying to do a hatchet job on us. Hilarious.
Same paper also saying Real only have £90m to spend and that’s earmarked for Hazard. Any other transfer funds need to be raised through player sales. Not sure if they raise £200m they would spend it all on Mo. Also who is going to pay heavily for Real players they don’t want? It’s not like they have had a great season.
 

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Jesus wept, the Daily Mail reporting that Man Utd are in for Salah! You couldn't make it up. The lad has just picked up the CL trophy under Klopp and this journo would have you believe he wants to now play in the Europa under Solskjaer. They really are trying to do a hatchet job on us. Hilarious.
The same paper reported that it was 50 LFC fans that got beaten up by police in a bar instead of Spuds fans?
 

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Jesus wept, the Daily Mail reporting that Man Utd are in for Salah! You couldn't make it up. The lad has just picked up the CL trophy under Klopp and this journo would have you believe he wants to now play in the Europa under Solskjaer. They really are trying to do a hatchet job on us. Hilarious.
I just read this as well from the Daily Express....... i mean it makes zero sense, especially if Salah is the one putting in a transfer request the day after celebrating? Sounds like the tabloids trying to stir up crap while we are the talk of the papers. I just hope these things don't affect the Klopp contract extension talks. Both Mane and Mo said they wanted to challenge for the title next season with this club, and we still have community shield, european cup winners cup, club world cup and so much more competitions to play for. So it makes no sense.
 
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