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The Unreliable Rumours Thread

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All off topic yet again but gotta comment on a disgrace to a man that gave as much as anyone to win us no5. Carra could hardly move in extra time in Istanbul but still pulled off heroic match saving blocks.

Blood and guts and passion will be needed again for victory. I'd love Carra out there tomorrow.
Watched the Istabul game yesterday, as build up, and I have to say Carra was immense.
 


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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."
 

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All off topic yet again but gotta comment on a disgrace to a man that gave as much as anyone to win us no5. Carra could hardly move in extra time in Istanbul but still pulled off heroic match saving blocks.

Blood and guts and passion will be needed again for victory. I'd love Carra out there tomorrow.
Presumably this was aimed at me...

I wasn't saying anything derogatory about Carragher's immense importance and contribution to this football club. I was simply stating that, from an aesthetic point of view, watching a whole team made up of Jamie Carraghers would be appalling.

No need to get so worked up.
 



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I don't believe that for a second. Any signings we will make this summer have been wrapped up for a while I think (apart from Shaqiri-like "opportunities" that may arise)
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.
 

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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.
Absolutely, and to boot, Citoil's spine is at the end of its life, ours is at its beginning. Kompany, Fernandinho, Silva, and Aguero all either done or about to be. Hay time :celebrating:
 
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I don't believe that for a second. Any signings we will make this summer have been wrapped up for a while I think (apart from Shaqiri-like "opportunities" that may arise)
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.
 

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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.
 



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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.