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CymruRed

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really?

look at the squad

likely to leave

Lovren
Shaq
Lallana

I wouldn’t be comfortable going into next season with VVD, Gomez and Matip as our only senior centre backs. 2 of those are history with injuries.
Lovrens time has past, he needs to be moved on.

I hope we keep Shaq but he might fancy going somewhere and playing week in week out and can see him going to somewhere like Inter Milan.

Lallana is obviously off so I think we need to bring on at least one player of that type who can create stuff in midfield.

we need a new LB. basically a 18-20 year old version of Robbo coz when he (or a mould of him) doesn’t play its noticeable.

I’d also say a back up up top as well.


If we stay still (as Man City did last summer) we go backwards.
This squad could pretty much stay the same as it is now and still compete,even losing those players you mentioned (none of them have hardly contributed to winning the league this year),we could still finish on 107 points (max) or anything over 100 and possibly be 20+ points ahead of our nearest rival.

With all clubs losing a large sum of cash,i can't see our rivals massively spending the amounts of cash it would take to get their squads to anywhere near ours atm.I wouldn't pin your hopes on us spending anywhere near £100mill on a few players (not saying buying players won't happen) but with how we've played the transfer market over the years (buying and selling at the right time),this doesn't seem to be like the right time to sell fringe players (probably won't get enough money or our usual transfer fee's Edwards works miracles to make us,to then spend on their replacements).

I'd be more inclined to think we'll bring through some youth players,look for a back up LB and maybe a player from a relegated team on the cheap who Klopp can work his magic on and intergrate into our squad,to boost up the numbers going into the new season.

I doubt we'll sell Shaqiri or Lovren unless we can get the normal fee Edwards and the club think they are worth,but just to play along with replacements.....

Clyne released - Nico Williams
Lallana released - Minamino/Curtis Jones
Shaqiri sold - Curtis Jones/Minamino
Lovren sold/part-ex maybe?? - Hoever/SVB (youth back up) Fabinho (last measure) or a cheap young prem CB under the radar,like a Ben White type.
LB - Lewis or Aarons from Norwich

I think these are more than likely the type of replacements for next season,it'll then give us time blood our youth and work out the lay of the new transfer market next year,keep our powder dry for the following season and get more bang for our buck then,when our main targets like a Havertz and a Sancho will cost less as they'll both only have a year left on their contracts (thats if we are interested in them).
 

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really?

look at the squad

likely to leave

Lovren
Shaq
Lallana

I wouldn’t be comfortable going into next season with VVD, Gomez and Matip as our only senior centre backs. 2 of those are history with injuries.
Lovrens time has past, he needs to be moved on.

I hope we keep Shaq but he might fancy going somewhere and playing week in week out and can see him going to somewhere like Inter Milan.

Lallana is obviously off so I think we need to bring on at least one player of that type who can create stuff in midfield.

we need a new LB. basically a 18-20 year old version of Robbo coz when he (or a mould of him) doesn’t play its noticeable.

I’d also say a back up up top as well.


If we stay still (as Man City did last summer) we go backwards.
Never mind winning the league, let’s get back to the important business of winning the transfer window. :LOL:

We know Lallana leaves and I think it’s nailed on that Curtis Jones replaces him. I think (hope) Lovren goes, and I am happy enough with Fabinho, Hoever and Van Den Berg covering that position. Rumours of us signing Koulibaly (and Christ, it’s astonishing the number of pundits who think we need a partner for VVD) are transparently bollocks. If we get anyone it will be a younger prospect, and we’ve already got two of them.

With left back, we do need a solution there and you might see some experimentation there in the last seven games. Klopp could look at using Wijnaldum as cover, he could look at Nico Williams on the left as well. Or Yasser Larouci could be given a go. If we don’t see any of those things, and Klopp goes into the last seven playing Robbo with a bit of Milner, I’ll be more convinced that we’re looking to do something (I’d hope we’re in Saka’s earhole before Arsenal tie him down).

All things being equal and there being no football smashing global pandemic to worry about, I’d have liked us to look at Origi and Shaq, and do something in the forward three. It also looked like we had an AFCON to consider as well, which is now not likely be the case. But I think it’s more likely we’ll stick. If someone, somehow, offers 20-30m for Origi, and all parties decide it time to move on, then we might need to look at this and see who we can get in. I can’t see Shaq going anywhere. You don’t spend all season injured and then get a 20m bid for your . Not with football finances all over the shop. I think it makes more sense for him to stay (and I really like the lad). And Harvey Elliot needs minutes too.

So I think that’s where we are. We are the best team in the world and 25 points clear of the field. Importantly Klopp and Edwards have earned everyone’s trust and there should be no heads falling off if players don’t come in. There are positions I would like to see us do something, but I think a likelihood that we don’t. And that’s absolutely fine.

Is it a ‘massive window’? Hardly, there are no clear and obvious first team holes that need filling, no surgery to do, and we’re top of the pile by a considerable margin. It’s a summer where we might want to sprinkle a few hundreds and thousands, not bake the cake.
 

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This squad could pretty much stay the same as it is now and still compete,even losing those players you mentioned (none of them have hardly contributed to winning the league this year),we could still finish on 107 points (max) or anything over 100 and possibly be 20+ points ahead of our nearest rival.

With all clubs losing a large sum of cash,i can't see our rivals massively spending the amounts of cash it would take to get their squads to anywhere near ours atm.I wouldn't pin your hopes on us spending anywhere near £100mill on a few players (not saying buying players won't happen) but with how we've played the transfer market over the years (buying and selling at the right time),this doesn't seem to be like the right time to sell fringe players (probably won't get enough money or our usual transfer fee's Edwards works miracles to make us,to then spend on their replacements).

I'd be more inclined to think we'll bring through some youth players,look for a back up LB and maybe a player from a relegated team on the cheap who Klopp can work his magic on and intergrate into our squad,to boost up the numbers going into the new season.

I doubt we'll sell Shaqiri or Lovren unless we can get the normal fee Edwards and the club think they are worth,but just to play along with replacements.....

Clyne released - Nico Williams
Lallana released - Minamino/Curtis Jones
Shaqiri sold - Curtis Jones/Minamino
Lovren sold/part-ex maybe?? - Hoever/SVB (youth back up) Fabinho (last measure) or a cheap young prem CB under the radar,like a Ben White type.
LB - Lewis or Aarons from Norwich

I think these are more than likely the type of replacements for next season,it'll then give us time blood our youth and work out the lay of the new transfer market next year,keep our powder dry for the following season and get more bang for our buck then,when our main targets like a Havertz and a Sancho will cost less as they'll both only have a year left on their contracts (thats if we are interested in them).
You forgot

Adian leaves-Karius in.
 

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I was just reminded of this when browsing through some old results. We had the piss taken out of us by rival fans at the time but this moment is where this title was built from:

 

Maria

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Journalist: David Walsh, Chief Sports Writer.

Unfortunately, this article is behind a paywall, but it is supposed an excellent article and a heartfelt one, if any of you read The Times, plus keep a box of tissues next you, it is guaranteed to make tough guys cry.
 

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This should be an interesting in-depth discussion between the Guardian football writers:
Taking a deep dive into Liverpool's title-winning campaign – Football Weekly

 

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Journalist: David Walsh, Chief Sports Writer.

Unfortunately, this article is behind a paywall, but it is supposed an excellent article and a heartfelt one, if any of you read The Times, plus keep a box of tissues next you, it is guaranteed to make tough guys cry.
Oh come on, can't you copy-paste or something
 

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Journalist: David Walsh, Chief Sports Writer.

Unfortunately, this article is behind a paywall, but it is supposed an excellent article and a heartfelt one, if any of you read The Times, plus keep a box of tissues next you, it is guaranteed to make tough guys cry.
Thanks Maria