Loyalty and patience, two undervalued concepts.
- Jul 16, 2007
But if you were a player surely thinking of your playing legacy comes into it? Hes 29, he could come here, win a few trophies, and still be "young" enough for the French or Italian leagues to go win a few more in his early/mid 30s. Personally if I was a player with La Lisa's and Bundesliga trophies to my name I'd be thinking adding Premier League and Serie A would be best way of finishing it off now he has the chance. Fuck the French League its nothing compared to the other 4.This is the kind of move I've expected all along for this player. It makes sense. LFC and the PL would have been a hell of a challenge for him, this here is an efficient way for him to take advantage of his big reputation, to earn a bumper contract, and to see out his career in an easy league with a lot of guaranteed trophies. It's the natural way for him, and that's where he'll go to.
Definitely would show he’s got the character Klopp looks for in a player if he turns them down and says it’s Liverpool or I stay. You forgot the money as wellYup. I'd draw my hat to him if he chose the hard way and came to us. But I don't expect it to be honest. PSG and the French league are definitely the easier way for him.
I understand our stance on this but what if all the best forwards available have gone somewhere else? Also not to mention the price might be higher later in the window and clubs might be reluctant to sell as they will have less time to replace them.I think it depends on what we class as a major signing. Most likely we will look to sign players once we have cleared room in the squad - so back up CB & LB are probably the only targets to expect for now.
A forward late on in the window if Shaq and Origi leave.
And we always have liked to try and bring our players in early to get more training with Klopp during preseason.I understand our stance on this but what if all the best forwards available have gone somewhere else? Also not to mention the price might be higher later in the window and clubs might be reluctant to sell as they will have less time to replace them.
Do any of the rules (pertaining to transfers) necessarily apply this year? With the covid-19 and after having won the big one, should there/will there be a new rule book?And we always have liked to try and bring our players in early to get more training with Klopp during preseason.
I wouldn't call it a rule but the longer a player has to work with Klopp before they play games the better, generally, that things go once they start playing games that matter. One thing to keep in mind though is some players haven't needed to change their games much to fit in, particularly the wide forwards in Salah and Mane (although best example is VvD) and part of that is the change for those type of wingers was a more natural one. More freedom to get higher up the litch and attack the opposition goal. So I've less concerns regarding a wide forward. I've also got a feeling Thiago would be a VvD style duck to water but that may be wrong of me as midfield is the area that's usually required the most adaptation.Do any of the rules (pertaining to transfers) necessarily apply this year? With the covid-19 and after having won the big one, should there/will there be a new rule book?
Not all trophies are created equally. You're not going to look back on a career and feel as proud of the French as you are over the Spanish and German ones. The bigger and more respected the league the more kudos that goes with winning it.The french leagues a joke thats certainly true but as a player, you know youve got an easy route to a league trophy and champions league football every year while playing with mbappe, neymar and anyone else they buy so it would still be an attractive proposition. Oh and the money of course. I doubt were even in for him anyway given his age so I wouldnt sweat it
That has been true, but we have now moved into a different era. For most of Klopp's tenure he has been building a team and that meant big signings like Gini, Mane, Salah were expected to challenge for spots from day 1 and so a full pre-season was required to give them that shot. We're now in a place where we are trying to supplement the best side in the world, and we are seemingly not doing that by trying to bring in superstars with the profile of a player expected to get games from day 1. Under those circumstance, it doesn't matter whether he gets a full pre-season or 1 day, he's going to have to spend weeks to months building up a case to replace an established player anyway.And we always have liked to try and bring our players in early to get more training with Klopp during preseason.
They are nice to have, not must haves for the club so we will just work with what we have. Selling players isnt just about raising cash (although that is a major part of it) but also in managing squad numbers and expectations. We have some money put to one side, in case of a big emergency. We have some money from the Lovren sale and look to be wanting to pay the around the same for his replacement. Presumably, we are not looking to spend much for left back cover either.I understand our stance on this but what if all the best forwards available have gone somewhere else? Also not to mention the price might be higher later in the window and clubs might be reluctant to sell as they will have less time to replace them.
I’m trying to figure out what the intent of this particular leak is, if it’s true, that FSG have “flinched” on the price. Is it Bayern attempting to put public pressure on our club? Is it attempting to get other clubs involved?
That's top class analysis.Based on how Liverpool have conducted their business over the past few years, I wouldnt expect there to be an announcement regarding this transfer untill Bayern is no longer im the Champions League, IF there are negotiations going on at all.