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The Unreliable Rumours Thread

redaderry

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I doubt that Mbappe is coming here and IMO he just doesn't seem right for Klopp's Liverpool. He has an over inflated ego already (not quite the Neymar zeppelin grade one yet though) and would be best suited to one of those star studded X-factoresque clubs where it's as much about the image as the on-field abiity. He's be a very unsettling influence in our current squad IMO.
 

Zoran

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What, it took us winning a big trophy for LeBron to start parading with LFC symbols? From attending that first Liverpool v United game he was involved in the club to seeing we're crap, going silent over it for years up until now.

lol
 

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If we sign m’bappe I will have that fucking Hanson song in my head every time he plays.
That's true. Not sure it's worth that.
I doubt that Mbappe is coming here and IMO he just doesn't seem right for Klopp's Liverpool. He has an over inflated ego already (not quite the Neymar zeppelin grade one yet though) and would be best suited to one of those star studded X-factoresque clubs where it's as much about the image as the on-field abiity. He's be a very unsettling influence in our current squad IMO.
??

Klopp seems to say the opposite. What has given you that impression?
 

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‘Jurgen Klopp has been told to make sure’


Somebody at the club has a massive set of balls and no reality filter....
If you read the piece you'll see it's all based on Neil Mellor's personal opinion.

Great example of how a small pile of nothing can be turned into a "transfer story".
 

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That isn’t what Maddox said. He said Aouer (plucking the player out as a hypothetical) was a player on everyone’s radar, and Liverpool would probably have an interest in the player if he was available. He also said he thought Lyon wouldn’t sell this summer.

The ‘two players’ this was an opinion, not a statement of fact.

I think the interview is available just up this thread.

That’s my James Pearce thing done for this evening.
 

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That isn’t what Maddox said. He said Aouer (plucking the player out as a hypothetical) was a player on everyone’s radar, and Liverpool would probably have an interest in the player if he was available. He also said he thought Lyon wouldn’t sell this summer.

The ‘two players’ this was an opinion, not a statement of fact.

I think the interview is available just up this thread.

That’s my James Pearce thing done for this evening.
Thanks @Mascot88 . I hadnt seen the video, and posted here rather than the tweet thread in case it was opinion based rather than confirming the clubs intent/actions. Judging by your comments, i think the tweeter has gone too far with his claims, I'm happy to delete it if you think it best.
 

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Thanks @Mascot88 . I hadnt seen the video, and posted here rather than the tweet thread in case it was opinion based rather than confirming the clubs intent/actions. Judging by your comments, i think the tweeter has gone too far with his claims, I'm happy to delete it if you think it best.
It’s a really interesting eight minute chat by the way.

The most interesting snippet, which I hadn’t considered, is that as Liverpool’s recruitment has been absolutely bang on for the last few seasons, any move we make for a player is going to prompt the selling club, and others to think they have a belter on their hands and think we’ve spotted something they haven’t.
 

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It’s a really interesting eight minute chat by the way.

The most interesting snippet, which I hadn’t considered, is that as Liverpool’s recruitment has been absolutely bang on for the last few seasons, any move we make for a player is going to prompt the selling club, and others to think they have a belter on their hands and think we’ve spotted something they haven’t.
Sounds similar to the point I made a couple of weeks back

If we show an interest in a player that a club is open to selling does that club start thinking... "wait a minute....what aren't we seeing in this guy...? Maybe we should keep him after all?....Or at least double the price, ffs"

We could become victims of our own success. At least we could try and say we're looking to strengthen the squad rather than add to the first team in an effort to downplay how we might privately rate our targets.
 

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Is it allowed to have a proxy do your bidding?

In other words, seek to establish a fair price with an anonymous lawyer, or other negotiator, acting on behalf of the club. With the price agreed then the negotiation gets more personal with the player, who obviously would want to know who is in for him.
 

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Is it allowed to have a proxy do your bidding?

In other words, seek to establish a fair price with an anonymous lawyer, or other negotiator, acting on behalf of the club. With the price agreed then the negotiation gets more personal with the player, who obviously would want to know who is in for him.
It's happened before, yes.
 

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Bad news for our Mbappe pursuit with PSG making noises about being open to selling Neymar.

Though to be honest, I don't know who would buy him that he would want to play for.

More hilarious rival rumor: Rashford wants 300k/wk. That Sanchez contract has completely broken them. I don't think selling Pogba, Lukaku, DeGea and Rashford was the summer clear out their fans had in mind lol.
 

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I see Liverpool are keeping Southampton on their toes again. Lull them into a false sense of security by leaving them alone for a season and a half then take their no.2 goalkeeper off them lol