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I could see Mane wanting out, moving to Real and being replaced by Sancho. Just a hunch.
 

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The players who could leave in order of probability

1. Clyne (on a free, will be replaced by Hoever)
2. Lallana (on a free)
3. Lovren (not sure if we would have to buy to replace him)
4. Milner (outside chances of a departure IMO)
 

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The players who could leave in order of probability

1. Clyne (on a free, will be replaced by Hoever)
2. Lallana (on a free)
3. Lovren (not sure if we would have to buy to replace him)
4. Milner (outside chances of a departure IMO)
I would like to think Jones could replace Lallana, different kind of player but in terms of taking his position in the squad.

He's been by far the best player for the U23s this season.
 

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A few have said that...its feels like something that could happen.

now but not over the next decade
If all goes to plan with his development then yes he should be an excellent player over the next 10 years.

He'll be doing really well indeed if he is ever as good as Mane is currently.
 

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I see Mbappe at Real in the coming years, bound to happen I feel. As for Sancho, don't think we'll target him (yet), but if something happens to one of our main guns, he could well be one of the options to react.
 

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I can't look past Sancho if either Salah or Mane leaves. As with Mbappe, strong previous interest is there, he fits the bill perfectly as a hard-working, down-to-earth character with bundles of pace, ability and end product but, like Zoran says, I expect Mbappe to become a Real Madrid player at some point in the future, quite possibly raising them a world record fee (with or without Zidane at the helm). Knowing Klopp, though, he'll just give Salah's spot to Elliott or Mane's to Jones and nurture them to greatness. ;)
 

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I can't look past Sancho if either Salah or Mane leaves. As with Mbappe, strong previous interest is there, he fits the bill perfectly as a hard-working, down-to-earth character with bundles of pace, ability and end product but, like Zoran says, I expect Mbappe to become a Real Madrid player at some point in the future, quite possibly raising them a world record fee (with or without Zidane at the helm). Knowing Klopp, though, he'll just give Salah's spot to Elliott or Mane's to Jones and nurture them to greatness. ;)
That's exactly what will happen. There's no way that either fsg or Klopp will be happy to burn 200m + on one player, even though he's a genius in his own right. It simply won't happen. I agree that he is Madrid bound: the richest club in the world, with the most trophies in the world and the highest marketing profile in the world. That's how these things work out, always.

As for Sancho, I've no opinion on that lad as I haven't seen him play that much. He seems a talent for sure, but would come expensive for someone who needs to be nurtured still. I don't expect it to happen either. He'll probably go back to City at some point (biggest £££ to be made for him there), but will stay at Dortmund until they come calling.
 

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Sancho, Mbappe won’t happen unless we sell Salah or Mané which I can’t see until summer 2021 - too far away.

Havertz, Jones, Grujic, Lallana, Milner - trying to figure out how that could work. Help please.
 

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I could see Salah leaving and being replaced by Mbappe.
There's only two clubs that I can think of that would possibly interest Mo: Barca & Real, and he would be merely a squad player there, as ridiculous as that sounds. He has only to look at what happend to Coutinho and recall his own experience at Chelski to realise that. He's already playing in the strongest league in the world, and for the champions of Europe. If (when?) we win the Prem this season, well, he would have won everything worth winning......so who knows what the future will bring?
 

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There's only two clubs that I can think of that would possibly interest Mo: Barca & Real, and he would be merely a squad player there, as ridiculous as that sounds. He has only to look at what happend to Coutinho and recall his own experience at Chelski to realise that. He's already playing in the strongest league in the world, and for the champions of Europe. If (when?) we win the Prem this season, well, he would have won everything worth winning......so who knows what the future will bring?
There's no way he is a squad player at Real. Who wouldn't he replace in their front three? Also, even if the team is not performing it doesn't matter to foreign players as the pinnacle for them is Barca or Real. It's shit but its generally true.
 

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There's only two clubs that I can think of that would possibly interest Mo: Barca & Real, and he would be merely a squad player there, as ridiculous as that sounds. He has only to look at what happend to Coutinho and recall his own experience at Chelski to realise that. He's already playing in the strongest league in the world, and for the champions of Europe. If (when?) we win the Prem this season, well, he would have won everything worth winning......so who knows what the future will bring?
I could see him moving to an Egyptian team (for free) to help them financially. He’s a huge devotion to his home country, I think altruism is more likely than greed although going to Real and sending £££££ to his beloved country could be the better move.
 

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It’s the midfield that needs some more creativity, so of all the rumours, Havertz is the one I like.
 

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@Nikola

Don't know how to post the article, but just browsed quickly through it. Didn't see any transfer stuff related to LFC there. Only the thing about Klopp and Mane switching from New Balance to Nike.
 

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Don't know how to post the article, but just browsed quickly through it. Didn't see any transfer stuff related to LFC there. Only the thing about Klopp and Mane switching from New Balance to Nike.
Thanks, mate! From Twitter, I got the impression there was much more to this article regarding Liverpool. If these two are switching to Nike, well, I can't wait to see Neymar billboards in my city replaced with those of Klopp, Mane, Van Dijk... :)
 

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I‘m seeing Salah moving on for big money, and I’m seeing Mbappe coming in for very big money. It never works like this, but if Salah doesn’t go to Spain, I could see him go to PSG in some sort of deal in exchange for Mbappe. Mo will score loads in France, and he will continue to send €€€ back home.

If Mbappe is off the cards for us (and I’m enjoying the semi-plausible nature of it at the moment) then the likes of Sancho comes into play if we lose a big player up front. Havertz has a big future as an attacking midfielder too.

Then again, maybe we keep all our players and sign someone a bit more up and coming, like Chuckwueze, and he becomes a world star with us?

It will be interesting to see how we manage it all. Right now we have a world class front three, and they are all in peak playing years. Hopefully we enjoy it for a long time to come, but it’s natural to wonder about what happens next.
 

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Still a bit weird seeing people decry the notion of someone like Mbappe coming here, instead going to Real because they're bigger and more successful, and have more money. This isn't 2003 any more. We're current European Champions, missed out on the title by a point last season and currently sit top six points clear (having had a far more difficult run of games in that time than City have had), aren't in constant fucking turmoil, and have zero question marks over our manager or president, and play in what is the richest league in the world. To top that off, we're now going to have Nike and LeBron bigging us up even more.

We're now every bit as big a destination as anywhere else.

Does that mean we're now going to be galactico shopping every window? Probably not, since that's not Klopp's way, but even with that in mind we had the world's most expensive defender up until Slabhead went to Manchester, and the world's most expensive goalkeeper (for about 10 minutes until Chelsea signed Kepa).
 

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Still a bit weird seeing people decry the notion of someone like Mbappe coming here, instead going to Real because they're bigger and more successful, and have more money. This isn't 2003 any more. We're current European Champions, missed out on the title by a point last season and currently sit top six points clear (having had a far more difficult run of games in that time than City have had), aren't in constant fucking turmoil, and have zero question marks over our manager or president, and play in what is the richest league in the world. To top that off, we're now going to have Nike and LeBron bigging us up even more.

We're now every bit as big a destination as anywhere else.

Does that mean we're now going to be galactico shopping every window? Probably not, since that's not Klopp's way, but even with that in mind we had the world's most expensive defender up until Slabhead went to Manchester, and the world's most expensive goalkeeper (for about 10 minutes until Chelsea signed Kepa).
I still think we're some way off being a destination, Gaz, and that's not me being a pessimist. Yes, Liverpool have everything you listed but that's one trophy (albeit the biggest one) after winning just one League Cup in twelve seasons. I think someone like Mbappe will need a lot more trophies to think of Liverpool as a final destination, or at least one that is not just a simple step in his development.

To be honest, I'm not even convinced that Klopp is looking to spend massively, I think he's mostly happy with what he has and that he will be looking to develop these players, especially the young ones (who could really turn out alright, given that they were cherry-picked and nurtured, rather than brought in to make up the numbers and see who will sink and who will swim, if any). He respects his club and other players too much to stockpile the best and the most expensive ones like certain clubs and stunt the progress of some of them in the process.

I guess that's why majority of players out there want to play for him but it wasn't so long ago that they were opting for other clubs, maybe in big part due to Liverpool not offering them trophies, nor silly money. He's fully in command now, without making the club fully dependent on him. Whether someone like Mbappe is open-minded enough to recognise and appreciate that... We'll see, even if I don't think he's a target, even if Liverpool had a chance of landing him.
 

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I have no doubt that the current Liverpool side is as attractive as any top sides in the world for top players. The only doubt I have is Liverpool paying over the odds for Mbappe which PSG will certainly demand. I think anyone going in for Mbappe now would have to cough up near to 200mil if not more and PSG can play hardball seeing how they refuse to give in for Neymar in the summer. Maybe in 2 more seasons when his contract is left with 1 year and he is still playing at this high level, a 100+ mil with one year left might be realistic for us.

But I do think we really need to strengthen. In 4 years time, our trio forwards would all be above 30 and we wouldn't want to wait till then to buy big due to desperation.

I know Klopp is not going to be here forever, and the next best gift he can give us after the league, is to ensure we can continue to dominate after he eventually leaves