The Unreliable Rumours Thread

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On mobile :indifferent:

Have translated it now.
Good luck finding a DM for 24 million lollol
Side note any decent PSG players on the fringe of the team Liverpool could take to help them out financially
 

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Have translated it now.
Good luck finding a DM for 24 million lollol
Side note any decent PSG players on the fringe of the team Liverpool could take to help them out financially
I wouldn't mind if we took Mbappe to help fund their search for a No. 6 lol

In all seriousness though, Draxlar and Rabiot would both be very tempting targets in my opinion. And both could possibly got for a lot less than their value
 

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I can’t read it as it’s in french so definitely nothing for me to see lol
You aren’t missing much.

The article is pure speculative twaddle, ending with a very nebulous assertion that they could target Fabinho because he’s bored (their word, not his) at Liverpool. Even if he did want to leave, they only have a budget of €24m. Good luck with that.
 

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Contentious one given the price we would probably have to pay... but do we go for Greelish form Villa? Think long term he is gonna be a top player and he would compliment our attack?
 

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PSG finally realizing they can't reach balance in their team without a "younger Motta". They don't have a player like that to provide stability for all the offensive qualities they have. €24m to solve that issue? Good luck.
 

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PSG finally realizing they can't reach balance in their team without a "younger Motta". They don't have a player like that to provide stability for all the offensive qualities they have. €24m to solve that issue? Good luck.
Maybe that's all they can spend. The FFP regulations and all
 

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Draxler is a good player who would give us depth and slot into the side as needed. Not sure if he’s burned his bridges with Klopp though, as previously we were interested but he followed the $$$.

I would imagine they wanted Fabinho when we swooped, but they had to sort out FFP issues with going for Neymar then Mbappe, and now that Fabinho is at Liverpool and starting slowly (by design, and I’m sure he will be a very good signing) the article reads like PSG have got a friendly journalist to try to begin a destabilization process to put a marker down to try to get Fabinho at some later date, or even swap with €24M adjustment on their end, for any players they don’t want.

It’s a nothing article.
 

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Here's me dreaming. I don't know enough of that Demirbay fella, so I am not going to comment much about his ability. The one thing I would go with is Klopp's interest in him and that's mighty good enough for me. You then have Rabiot whom we now apparently making that "Godfather" like offer that he can't refuse. Then there's Iker Muniain and Aaron Ramsey. All of which only Demirbay is going to cost us £24m. If all comes through the Shankly gate, I can tell you one thing - We will have a midfield that can conquer the whole of Europe in a fraction of a price.

Just imagine 2 midfield of Rabiot and Fabinho. Iker Muniain on the right, Firmino down the middle and Mane on the left side and Salah leading the attack. On the bench we have Demirbay, Ramsey and Wijnaldum backing up those 5 supporting the striker, Sturridge for Salah. I mean, come on! If we don't conquer Europe until 2023, I don't know what will. Don't need that big money Pulisic or Sancho. Don't think we have to spend anymore in 2 more windows if those list of players come in.
 

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Here's me dreaming. I don't know enough of that Demirbay fella, so I am not going to comment much about his ability. The one thing I would go with is Klopp's interest in him and that's mighty good enough for me. You then have Rabiot whom we now apparently making that "Godfather" like offer that he can't refuse. Then there's Iker Muniain and Aaron Ramsey. All of which only Demirbay is going to cost us £24m. If all comes through the Shankly gate, I can tell you one thing - We will have a midfield that can conquer the whole of Europe in a fraction of a price.

Just imagine 2 midfield of Rabiot and Fabinho. Iker Muniain on the right, Firmino down the middle and Mane on the left side and Salah leading the attack. On the bench we have Demirbay, Ramsey and Wijnaldum backing up those 5 supporting the striker, Sturridge for Salah. I mean, come on! If we don't conquer Europe until 2023, I don't know what will. Don't need that big money Pulisic or Sancho. Don't think we have to spend anymore in 2 more windows if those list of players come in.
Leaving Shaq in the kitchen is a bad idea. The fat ******* will finish off all the pies.
 

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I don't know where to post this, so I'm doing it here. Sorry if it's the wrong place.


We have a new South American scout! I've been following him for a few years already on twitter and this guy is good. Very professional, very respected on his field of work (he is a sports journalist).

Maybe if he were a LFC scout 6 months earlier we could have had Paquetá or Lautaro Martinez.
 

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I don't know where to post this, so I'm doing it here. Sorry if it's the wrong place.


Maybe if he were a LFC scout 6 months earlier we could have had Paquetá or Lautaro Martinez.
How? We are having enough problems getting Allan a work permit after three years with us so it is highly unlikely we will be signing any young South American talent any time soon imo.
 

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How? We are having enough problems getting Allan a work permit after three years with us so it is highly unlikely we will be signing any young South American talent any time soon imo.
Big signings (a lot of money) are way easier getting a work permit. Allan cost was something like £500k? I doubt a £30m+ buy wouldn't be enough. Jesus got it.

I think we might not be buying South American players because Klopp doesn't like to buy in this area, unfortunately. Paquetá for example would be everything people are looking for.
 

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Tonight against redstar showed we neee more strength in the middle. Need someone like Kante who can win the ball and dictate play. Also need somebody like Fekir who can light things up when nothing is happening.
 

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How? We are having enough problems getting Allan a work permit after three years with us so it is highly unlikely we will be signing any young South American talent any time soon imo.
South American scouting isn't necessarily about signing players directly from their South American club, but about establishing long track records and familiarity with players who the club later become targets in Europe. After all, how does one know that a South American player excelling at his first club in Europe isn't just a flash-in-the-pan, without having scouted the player previously before he came to Europe?...

For example, I recall reading somewhere that when Firmino was signed the club had already been aware of him long before he played for Hoffenheim. Firmino used to play in a more defensive position in lower tiers of Brazilian football, which is why he's so good defensively now as a striker after he's developed his attacking skills, and that information would have been useful in assessing his suitability for a high-pressing attacking side.
 

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The Dembele story came from The S*n so you can guarantee its 100% bullshit. If we're going to spend 85 million on anybody it would need to be for an AM. I'm not even sure if that kind of money even gets you someone like Isco or Asensio.
 

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The Dembele story came from The S*n so you can guarantee its 100% bullshit. If we're going to spend 85 million on anybody it would need to be for an AM. I'm not even sure if that kind of money even gets you someone like Isco or Asensio.
I'm not so sure that an AM really is the prime need right now. If you think long-term, the team has Ox, Keita, and Shaqiri in that role, with Wijnaldum (and possibly Milner/Lallana depending on how long they stay) as cover.

Conversely, Mané is the only natural LW in the squad, and there's no natural cover on either wing. With that in mind, adding another LW would give Klopp the perfect opportunity to rotate Mané and Salah, particularly given that Mané can play on the right as well (as he did in his first season under Klopp).

Weekend PL: Mané ----- Firmino -- Salah
Midweek CL: New LW -- Firmino -- Salah
Weekend PL: New LW -- Firmino -- Mané

Obviously rotate Firmino as appropriate too, but another winger gives far more flexibility to the squad, and also allows there to always be a really good impact sub on the bench.