- Jan 10, 2015
I am worried sick about VVD getting injured that’s why we need cover by buying a CH in January and De Ligt in the summer?
As long as his partner and the midfielder don't fuck up, we be fine with his fitness. Midfield been covering a lot of tracks, making opposing team lump the ball over them and that's where they enter Van Dijk's zone. If Lovren don't do stupid things to put his partner at risk, it be all good.
Hopefully the bumbling politicians will leave football out of it. The love of the game is the one thing all fans can unite on, no matter who you follow. Football is a nice escape from the political mess we live in day in and day out. They need to leave it alone!On a more general note, after March 29th it may become clearer what, if any, impact Brexit is going to have on quotas of overseas players for the EPL. Will EU passports still count? I’m just not sure whether the club will make any signings this January for a number of reasons, this just being yet another possible consideration.
If VVD gets injured I agree it will leave a hole, as he’s such a good player.
I believe Jurgen said Philips is hurt as well.If VVD gets injured I agree it will leave a hole, as he’s such a good player.
However, looking at the group of four central defenders, I think we are well stocked. Gomez and Matip will be back, but even in their absence we’ve been chugging along because we already have depth in that position. If something really freaky happened and we lost more than two of the four to injury, we still have other options - obviously we don’t want this to happen, but if needs must we might see Fabinho back there, or maybe even Philips, or possibly another senior Pro.
If one or both of Lovren and Matip decide to leave - and if they do I think it will be for more playing time, as Gomez is going to the top of the class as the main partner for VVD, then I’m sure we will look at it, but as things stand we have four senior center backs, one or two versatile midfielders who could do a job there in extreme circumstances, and a youngster or two who could be called on in extreme circumstances.
Basically I think we are well stocked.
Completely agree. Although I am fully bracing for Jurgen saying we aren’t interested in signing anyone this window and the rest of the world saying we are signing Pulisic lolYep, he is. We are really being hit in this position, but we are sustaining a good level with the options we still have available. Injuries are a fact of life, but we’ve got two on the way back within a month. Signing another player at CB doesn’t seem right to me, unless something happens on the outgoing side.
Yep, he is. We are really being hit in this position, but we are sustaining a good level with the options we still have available. Injuries are a fact of life, but we’ve got two on the way back within a month. Signing another player at CB doesn’t seem right to me, unless something happens on the outgoing side.
Don't forget that Klopp picked up Lewandowski in the winter window at Dortmund, and he only became the best striker in the Bundesliga for years.
He didn't. Lewandowski was a summer 2010 transfer.Did he? Or have I actually forgotten?
I dont think clyne will leave. He has had lots of injuries. If he is fit , he will be a superb player to have as an cover for TAA.I’m not sure any team has third and fourth choice defenders as good as lovren and matip.
I think realistically we need a decent back up keeper as mignolet will seek a move for first team football.
Moreno and Clyne most likely to leave so that’s back up full backs needed unless we give youth a chance.
Midfield seems well stocked, especially with Ox and grujic on the books. Perhaps lallana will be surplus but I can’t see any need for a centre midfielder as priority.
Strikers and forward players as decent back up seems likely. Solanke and woodburn have stalled somewhat, and sturridge and origi don’t seem fancied.
The only unreliable transfer rumour I would like is that Brazilian forward and that American kid.
Winter is coming.
I'd be looking at Matt Doherty as a cover for both LB/RB. He'll come cheaper than Chilwell (who for all accounts has his dad who's a problem to deal with).. I won't mind ben chilwell , his value shouldn't be that high and he can certainly improve under klopp.
Unai is a big fan of Moreno, if we can get some deal with arsenal, with ramsey coming here. That would be cracking!
Liverpool were lucky enough to get Robertson, But imo, we probably need to look at the youth squad to get our RB/LB candidate. Especially with the inflated prices going on nowadays.I read somewhere Man City are interested in Chilwell and the price mentioned was £50M. He’s a good player, but I can’t see us spending what it will take to sign him. When we went in for him before Robertson, there was value to be had at that time, maybe, but Leicester knew what they had and kept hold of him. As it happens we then got an even better full back in Robertson so all’s well that ends well.
I do think we need a back up though, as I assume Moreno will leave at some point. I just doubt it would be Chilwell. He’s starting to make a name for himself and might become England's long term first choice in the position too.
Suarez back at Anfield with Salah, Mane and Bobby would utterly guarantee the league. You know it, I know it and Klopp knows it. Might take a few ££ but worth every single penny.Fucking go mental and sign Suarez back. While we are at it put a cheeky bid for messi. We need a strong bench in 2019.
They can give Suarez to us and we’ll waive the €100M top-up penalty clause that Edwards negotiated, should they come back in for any of our players.