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Thomas Lemar (LW/AM) Monaco

What will Thomas Lemar be leaning on?

  • Me, when you're not strong, and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on.

    Votes: 10 4.3%
  • Poor Phil Coutinho's walking frame

    Votes: 17 7.2%
  • The club's best table, the one we get out to do all the contracts on.

    Votes: 19 8.1%
  • A Lemur

    Votes: 10 4.3%
  • A Llama

    Votes: 3 1.3%
  • Olly Murs

    Votes: 5 2.1%
  • Virgil Van Dijk, in a recreation of the poster from 'twins'.

    Votes: 39 16.6%
  • Against the window of the club shop, cleverly obscuring a picture of Big Div

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • That bit of Melwood where Ian Ayre caught Rodgers doing [REDACTED]

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • Michael Edwards' big clicky, whirry computer.

    Votes: 3 1.3%
  • Sad Wenger

    Votes: 43 18.3%
  • A pile of discarded #FSGOUT signs

    Votes: 26 11.1%
  • Mascot's excited stiffy

    Votes: 26 11.1%
  • No lean at all.

    Votes: 30 12.8%

  • Total voters
    235
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Nikola

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Non-story painted as an exclusive, in my opinion. Even if true, sounds to me like Liverpool are throwing down the gauntlet with a view to sign him next summer when Coutinho departs, that's the only logic I see in this (Monaco won't let him go now for any amount money anyway). Quality talent, though, one that would fit Klopp's vision well, great engine, mobile, good technique, attacks the box well, seems aware of his teammates and has a hell of a shot on him.
 



redfanman

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Is it worth pointing out J Burt of the Telegraph rarely gets anything right about us? I would take this rumour with a pinch of salt until one of our more reliable guys confirms it.
 



NYRhockey

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Lemar would be an option to AOC and Sanches, not in addition to, correct (assuming Phil stays this year)?
 

Koon

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Unless Coutinho is out, I can't see this happening. You won't pay this much for a bench player and I doubt Klopp would play Coutinho + Lemar as CM pair.
 



phnaarg

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Unless Coutinho is out, I can't see this happening. You won't pay this much for a bench player and I doubt Klopp would play Coutinho + Lemar as CM pair.
My thoughts exactly. If there's any truth to this then it means we're about to let Phil go
 

hugo the horrible

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I too,can't see this having any legs unless we are going to let Coutinho go.
But given some of the things attributed to Coutinho lately it might be a bloody good idea.
Not going to happen though,would mean Monaco unloading two class acts in one summer.
 

jgw_geneseo

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Haven't Monaco already been dismantled? Mpabbe isn't the only one out, is he?


Learned his name when he lined up for France over the summer, but just watched a 10 min YouTube vidlol.

Looks like a left footed, slightly quicker version of Gini. No idea if he'd have Gini's industry on the defensive side, but he'd fit right into the squad. Can play wide in front three or one of midfield roles.

All this discussion about who plays where, how's he fit with Phil, etc, let's not forget we've played a handful of games already and the best we've been able to do is Grujic and milner as options off the bench for mids. What's January gonna look like with a few more injuries? Get him in.
 
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Spitfire

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Unless Coutinho is out, I can't see this happening. You won't pay this much for a bench player and I doubt Klopp would play Coutinho + Lemar as CM pair.
Excusing whether he is actually available or we could get him; I'd argue that you pay this much for a player of his quality and potential in todays market - and if we can we should because he will improve our team markedly. If he can only make the bench then even better.

Just a side note - when Real Madrid won the CL last year their bench for the Final was:

Bale
Kovacic
Asensio
Morata
Danilo
Nacho
Casilla

Noting that Rodriguez wasn't there at all. I'll let you google how much each of their transfer fees was...........
 



AllYouNeedIsKlopp

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From what I heard, Arsenal tried really hard to bring him in. But no luck, Wenger say no way Monaco will sanction this deal. I believe Arsenal offered around £45 million. Can't see this happening, because Mbappe is on his way to PSG (reportedly with loan and obligations to buy next year)
 

João Cunha

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From what I heard, Arsenal tried really hard to bring him in. But no luck, Wenger say no way Monaco will sanction this deal. I believe Arsenal offered around £45 million. Can't see this happening, because Mbappe is on his way to PSG (reportedly with loan and obligations to buy next year)
According to reports Lucas is going to Monaco as a part of the deal, so they have a replacement to Lemar
 

zman89

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I hope this isn't true as it would certainly mean that Coutinho is off. Good replacement if that's the case though.
 

Dave-D

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Would be a good move by Liverpool for once. Agreement in place with Coutinho that he can go to Barca next summer and get his replacement in a season before he leaves. Lemar then knows how Klopp and his team work and has a season in the EPL before he becomes an integral part of the starting eleven in place of Coutinho.
 



legalalien

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Bid submitted, apparently (see Twitter thread from Nikola). Bid by us, that is.

72 million euros plus 8 mil in bonuses. Seems a tad excessive.

EDIT: For those who couldn't be bothered going to the Twitter thread, the source for this claim is L'Équipe, which is a pretty tasty sauce.
 
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Looks like we have moved on from Keita and throwing that money at Lemar? Or is Coutinho off and we get both?
 

SirBillShankly

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Looks like we have moved on from Keita and throwing that money at Lemar? Or is Coutinho off and we get both?
Why does it? If true it looks like we're preparing for Coutinho's departure, don't see why you think we've dropped our interest in Keita, I reckon he'll be joining us next summer. Maybe as a replacement for Can.
 

Zinedine Biscan

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Not overly familiar with this player, could someone more in the know post up a quick summary of what's he like? Best positions, strengths/weaknesses etc...
 



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