tho your dreams be tossed and blown
- Sep 2, 2013
The only way I see it happening is a loan and even that is unlikelyDembele has become news once again. He is not even on tomorrow's match squad.
I can't say it would be an impossible deal at this point, tbh. He is in route of collision with Barcelona. Maybe even a january deal (loan + buy clause?) could happen?
Yeah, I know, he has a few issues, but I think they are very manageable.
If he was on a free and reasonable wages, maybe. He does look like a good quality player but nothing massively special. He would be a decent squad player for us. Probably a step up on Lallana the way he is playing right now.
That has surprised me too. I think he’ll leave in January to be honest.I am a bit surprised Klopp is keeping Clyne in the cold. Okay, doesn't have to be a starter anymore, but with Gomez's performances at CB, Trent (or the team first and foremost and then Trent as well) could do with some help here and there. Our dynamic has changed on that side yes, sometimes there's large space down the right with Salah attacking more between the opposition's LB/CB and then we need help from whoever our right sided 8 is on that day. Clyne is not great going forward but can at least do a solid job that you don't have to worry about him (like he did against Chelsea).
We also have 2 clean sheets in the 2 games Lovren has played with Gomez at RB, and one of those was against City.I’m of the opinion that Gomez is now a centre back and he should only start at RB in the most dire of emergencies. We saw it again on Sunday. Gomez and Van Dijk start and get another clean sheet.
Lovren can world class. But we know he has a mistake in him. And when he makes one he tends to make another.We also have 2 clean sheets in the 2 games Lovren has played with Gomez at RB, and one of those was against City.
Lovren is a better player than Clyne and Gomez is a perfectly good right back. I expect Gomez will be our right back against Watford given their aerial threat and their best player (Pereyra) playing on the left, and possibly even away at PSG too. Fitness permitting.
Clyne has mistakes in him too but he hasn't got the positive defensive attributes Lovren has. Clyne won't offer any sort of physical challenge, won't win headers. I think we're a lot meaner with Gomez at full back and Lovren in the middle. If it's a choice between Matip and Clyne then I'd probably lean more towards Clyne.Lovren can world class. But we know he has a mistake in him. And when he makes one he tends to make another.
To be honest, if it wasn’t for his fitness record he’d probably be starting. He just isn’t reliably available enough to be first choice.
I’m also worried about the effect running touchline is having on Joe’s knees, what with the previous injuries.
But I agree with that Watford/PSG shout. I can only say it isn’t what I’d do, but I’ve got a thing about fucking with the centre backs.
Would struggle to believe the Mancs haven’t already tried to extend his contractMartial would be a fantastic signing for the left wing but it's hard to imagine the Mancs not trying to give him an extension considering he has scored 6 goals in 9 league games already this season!
If we could sign Anthony, he could easily steal the starting left wing spot if Sadio isn't careful.
Rabiot though has been looking for a chance to leave PSG it seems forever so we might have a chance to get him on the Bosman.
Bobby, Salah, Mane, Griezmann as front 4 in a 4231Mane isn't signing a new contract, so... A straight swap, you say? ;-)
*Danny Wilson flashbacks*Scott McKenna of Aberdeen. CH, Scotland regular and still only 21 I think. Playing in a good Aberdeen side and would be cheap in comparison to some of the names mentioned above. Not the best league he's playing in however some of our best defenders learnt their trade up there.
McKenna has already played 49 games and is a Scotland international.*Danny Wilson flashbacks*