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I'm quietly optimistic all three will. Surprising it's Brewster who I think has the least chance.
I suppose it depends on your definition of make it. It think Inglethorpe described it as making over 100 appearances for the first team, which Alexander-Arnold has only just reached, I think out of those three Elliott has the best chance just because of his youth and that he is already pushing the first team.

Jones and Brewster both have a chance of course and I wouldn't write any young player off but becoming a regular in a team as good as ours is just really fucking hard.
 

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I'd have Mbappe for £200m tomorrow if I could (and probably sell Salah), but I just don't see it's realistic that: a) we offer that type of money and especially b) he chooses us. He's destined for one of the Spanish big two, especially Real.
 

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I'd have Mbappe for £200m tomorrow if I could (and probably sell Salah), but I just don't see it's realistic that: a) we offer that type of money and especially b) he chooses us. He's destined for one of the Spanish big two, especially Real.
He might change his mind after we smash them 6-0 in this season’s quarterfinals.
 

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We should have pulled out of the Carabao Cup.
Why?
It’ll give our youth a chance of playing in front of the cameras. It’s not like they will be forced to play twice in a day. The first team will be the other side of the world. It’s really no different to a EFL Trophy game now.
I’m looking forward to it.
 

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Why?
It’ll give our youth a chance of playing in front of the cameras. It’s not like they will be forced to play twice in a day. The first team will be the other side of the world. It’s really no different to a EFL Trophy game now.
I’m looking forward to it.
Because we can't play just youth in the cup - they are not all ready, and all the experienced players will be away.
 

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Heard an interesting rumour from a friend involved with next year's Euro's.
A guy in UEFA told him that Mbappe can only play for Nike sponsored teams, it's part of his contract.
He was also told that the reason we didn't sign di Ligt was because we wouldn't pay the agent's fees. Think Raiola is his agent?
 

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Because we can't play just youth in the cup - they are not all ready, and all the experienced players will be away.
We can and will, it's not about them being ready.They will play, and almost certainly lose and hopefully learn from the experience.
 

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Heard an interesting rumour from a friend involved with next year's Euro's.
A guy in UEFA told him that Mbappe can only play for Nike sponsored teams, it's part of his contract.
He was also told that the reason we didn't sign di Ligt was because we wouldn't pay the agent's fees. Think Raiola is his agent?
Can't imagine that being true, would surely break freedom of movement laws etc.
 

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Can't imagine that being true, would surely break freedom of movement laws etc.
No idea but if he signed it willingly or if there's some sort of compensation in the form of more money then who knows, perhaps it is.
 

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Why?
It’ll give our youth a chance of playing in front of the cameras. It’s not like they will be forced to play twice in a day. The first team will be the other side of the world. It’s really no different to a EFL Trophy game now.
I’m looking forward to it.
Because it’s probably only through a big team pulling out do the Football league and Premier League come to understand that they are causing havoc with their idiotic fixtures.
 

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The Sander Berge thing would be interesting if it has legs. He is a player I rate very highly. Apparently Genk had offers in the £20M region for him this summer. Also comes across as a well-spoken and polite kind of fella.
 

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But if the club do the numbers and they stack up, why not?

What if someone produced a shiny coloured pie chart and linear graph as to why Mbappe at 200 makes more sense than keita at 50 from a monetary and playing point of view? Would you be ok then?

They really are just zeros on a report now, it’s not real money in the sense of it being able to solve social injustices.....
For me, it's all about the chemistry in the squad. Money doesn't come into it. Klopp's success is entirely built on a tight-knit group of players who fight for each other to the hilt. Too many big egos wanting to start every game = trouble. This equation must be at the forefront of his thoughts when considering transfers. Reason why we didn't bring in anyone last summer apart from two youngsters.

The only way it could happen is if one of our current front three is allowed to leave, for instance Salah or Mané. But I'm not sure I'd like this to be honest. Contrarily to what many people might think, Mbappe is far from the finished product. The French league is really too weak to draw any conclusions about the level he can reach, especially playing within a club cheating it's way to success with billions. He has impressed with the French national team and is no doubt a top prospect. But is that enough to unhinge a perfectly functioning starting frontline? Not in my book.
 

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Funny because I remember the name Sander Berge from a few years back, that was probably before (or just when) he went to Belgium. I can't remember when exactly. He was sort of linked/mentioned with us (like thousands are) through probably nothing more than another unreliable source.

@norwegian wood, do you like the kid? Is he a holding midfielder or?
 

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I'd wouldn't touch the front 3 for few years.
Get a young player like sancho or mbappe and go all out for 4 trophies.
All our front 3 are in their prime, makes no sense to sell them now.
I think we should aim at quadruple and build a squad which can go all out in all competition, sounds ambitious, but if there was ever a time we had the capability to do , it's now.
 

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Look at the next two months, and then look later down the line with FA Cup and CL knockout rounds, were playing almost 2 games a week all season. We just played Aston Villa with only Salah in the starting XI. We can easily accommodate another forward.

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Funny because I remember the name Sander Berge from a few years back, that was probably before (or just when) he went to Belgium. I can't remember when exactly. He was sort of linked/mentioned with us (like thousands are) through probably nothing more than another unreliable source.

@norwegian wood, do you like the kid? Is he a holding midfielder or?
I like him, yes. I've only watched him for the national team before our games vs Genk, so I was curious to see how he'd do against a top European team. He was heavily linked with Sevilla the last two summer windows, but the move didn't happen for some reason.

At first glance he looks like a deep lying player, with his build and passing ability. And I think that seems like the best role for him, be it as the single pivot or in more of a duo. But he's also pretty fast and agile for his size, which we saw when he got back to tackle Ox. Can also advance with the ball through midfield. So I think it's possible he could play as a shuttler in Klopp's system.

The combination of qualities is what makes him very interesting for me. His skill set is sort of unicorn-like (one for the NBA fans). I was thinking during the game this week he might be the player we were hoping Grujic would become: a big midfield presence who can play as well as cover ground with and without the ball.

And the price wouldn't be bad either, apparently; €25m was mentioned recently. So I could see the temptation, for Liverpool and many other big clubs. My guess is we'll keep watching him and see how he takes the next level, when he inevitably moves.
 

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Take it with a pinch of salt because its Talk Sport but they are linking Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) with Liverpool, possibly in January.

He's out of contract in the Summer.
 

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Take it with a pinch of salt because its Talk Sport but they are linking Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) with Liverpool, possibly in January.

He's out of contract in the Summer.
Latest is he's "in advanced talks with Liverpool", possibly including a permanent move for Harry Wilson. It's probably bullshit but if it is true I'm not sure how I feel about Fraser to be honest.
 

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Latest is he's "in advanced talks with Liverpool", possibly including a permanent move for Harry Wilson. It's probably bullshit but if it is true I'm not sure how I feel about Fraser to be honest.
Wouldnt be happy with a swap deal thats for sure.

I imagine if there is any truth in the deal, must be the end of Shaqiri, which for me would be a shame.