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All the media reports as though the English clubs didn't know what they were doing and Sancho just somehow was overlooked.

Everyone knew Sancho's ability. It was his decision to move away despite City offering him a contract and English clubs could not offer him a contract without paying a massive compensation fee to City.
 

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Hoffenheim also landed a scoop with Nelson from Arsenal. Unfortunately just a loan deal.
Maybe we should have sent Brewster and Solanke to the Bundesliga aswell.
Ademola Lookman did really well at Leipzig last season and they wanted to sign him but a deal couldn't be agreed.

Gladbach wanted to sign Brewster and i believe the lad wasn't completely against it.

Schalke were interested in Loftus-Cheek.

It's obvious that Bundesliga teams are trying to take advantage of the fact that english talents don't get their chances in the first teams soon enough.
 

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Still waiting on a better source but the Brazilian journalist who broke Alisson to Liverpool (even 2 or 3 days before Liverpool based journalists) and Arthur to Barcelona is saying Everton, Grêmio player, might be going to City for £25~30m. He has even received a call from Guardiola. Same team as Arthur (they actually played together at Grêmio).

He has been the best Grêmio player this season. Really good LW (or right, but he is best on the left), great dribbler, nice pace and his finishing is getting better and better. He is only 22, will get much better in the future.

Paquetá (Milan), Arthur (Barcelona), Lautaro (Inter Milan), Ezequiel Palacios, Rodrygo and Vinícius Jr. (Real Madrid) and now Everton to City (maybe). Man, we really need to take a look at South America. Paying £25~30m+ I highly doubt we wouldn't be able to get a work permit. Gabriel Jesus got his.

Everton would be a very good backup player, probably a starter in the future. He looks a lot like Mané.
 

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He does look good and his stats are decent. Shame if City get him but if it meant we had a clear run on Sancho I would be fine with that :)
 

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I don't rate Pulsic at all from what I have seen and really hope the rumours are not true. The fact that he is American might make our owners want to buy him for marketing reasons though. I don't think he would be that much better than Lallana
 

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I don't rate Pulsic at all from what I have seen and really hope the rumours are not true. The fact that he is American might make our owners want to buy him for marketing reasons though. I don't think he would be that much better than Lallana
Pulisic is 10 years his junior and already better than lallana. He is not only a 10 but also a winger unlike lallana who does not carry the ball like he used to.

At the same time, pulisic is a man united supporter. Klopp can't accept that.
 

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Ademola Lookman did really well at Leipzig last season and they wanted to sign him but a deal couldn't be agreed.

Gladbach wanted to sign Brewster and i believe the lad wasn't completely against it.

Schalke were interested in Loftus-Cheek.

It's obvious that Bundesliga teams are trying to take advantage of the fact that english talents don't get their chances in the first teams soon enough.
I've forgot Gladbach had Reece Oxford on loan and they are still interested in signing him.
 

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there is a young-ish lad (24 in February) starting to make a name from himself in Scotland at Celtic,

Ryan Christie, plays in an attacking midfield position, a big game player, very creative, good technique,
likes to run at people and can score a goal or 2,

Former young player of the year, in Scotland before moving to Celtic, where it has a couple of years for him to break through
(he also had a load deal at Aberdeen)

whats caught my attention is the way he has bulked up, he looks more athletic, stronger,
and I like the way he plays, cocky and with a smile on his face all the time, plus he like to rub the opposition up the wrong way,

Maybe worth a punt for a couple of Million?

@Dave-D what you think of him? do you think he could cut the mustard at LFC?

here are some of his best bits from last season, apologies in advance about the music...

 

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Leipzig and Timo Werner (18 months left on his current paper) struggling to agree a new contract. RB not able (or don't want to) pay him more than ₤100k a week - sounds like peanuts for a club like Liverpool.
 

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there is a young-ish lad (24 in February) starting to make a name from himself in Scotland at Celtic,

Ryan Christie, plays in an attacking midfield position, a big game player, very creative, good technique,
likes to run at people and can score a goal or 2,

Former young player of the year, in Scotland before moving to Celtic, where it has a couple of years for him to break through
(he also had a load deal at Aberdeen)

whats caught my attention is the way he has bulked up, he looks more athletic, stronger,
and I like the way he plays, cocky and with a smile on his face all the time, plus he like to rub the opposition up the wrong way,

Maybe worth a punt for a couple of Million?

@Dave-D what you think of him? do you think he could cut the mustard at LFC?
Was to hot and cold to be considered a player of the required quality for Liverpool.
Started last season well but fell off a cliff performance wise from about Christmas time onwards.
 

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Leipzig and Timo Werner (18 months left on his current paper) struggling to agree a new contract. RB not able (or don't want to) pay him more than ₤100k a week - sounds like peanuts for a club like Liverpool.
Timo Werner would be a fantastic get. Loads of pace and upside as a striker. And if he wants £100k per week we can make room for him in wages by simply letting Sturridge walk at the end of the season.
 

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Mane's new contract is welcome news. A boost to all and hopefully a signal that the loss of top players is slowing.

It gives us time to add that third quality wide forward of a similar style, in case one of the front three move on further down the line.
 

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I have two 'Problems' with Timo Werner

- not saying he is injury prone but he often misses a game or two (especially when they are playing in midweek). Something with his ears, illness, fatigue, small injuries ... Things aren't easier in England.

- I'm following Werners career since his debut in Stuttgart. He is not and he never was a clinical finisher and i'm starting to think that he never will be. He misses so many chances but to be fair on him he somehow manages to get so many. This season i think he needed 49 shots to get 6 goals in the Bundesliga. Media in England would eat him alive.
 

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Should we be keeping an eye on Lyon midfield Houssem Aouar?


The 20 year old French midfielder already scored 6 goals and 5 assists in 32 matches last term. But this year he has tallied 5 goals and 1 assist in just 13 league matches. Surely if we are moving past Fekir, teammate Aouar might have caught Klopp's eye?
 

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Should we be keeping an eye on Lyon midfield Houssem Aouar?


The 20 year old French midfielder already scored 6 goals and 5 assists in 32 matches last term. But this year he has tallied 5 goals and 1 assist in just 13 league matches. Surely if we are moving past Fekir, teammate Aouar might have caught Klopp's eye?
Your speculation wouldn't have anything to do with that tidbit on the Twitter thread, would it?
 

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A few articles have came out on Aouar today. In particular on Chelsea's interest in Aouar. IMO he would just be wasted at Chelsea as are 90% of the talented prospects who end up on their bench/reserves/loaned out. But I believe Klopp could do something special with this kid at LFC.
 

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The forthcoming run will be interesting.

Albeit new players were still settling, our current squad wasn't quite deep enough in terms of rotatable cover to cope with the seven match series that included consecutive high level matches against top sides. Results slipped in the latter half of the sequence, against Chelsea, Napoli and City, with no win in the last four of that run.

We did well in the last sequence, but the question in the next run, is whether the squad can cope with three matches a week over a longish period, even though some of those are against so called lesser sides.

The squad building project is at an important juncture. It's not a massive squad, 21 outfield senior players, with several players within that 21 who aren't able to get much game time because the drop off in level is too great when they play. Our younger players who aren't yet classed as senior players, because they haven't featured for the first 11 enough, whether still here or on loan, aren't ready to play in a side genuinely looking to compete. They really need to be on loan next season. This includes the young keepers, Camacho, Philips, Jones, Wilson, Woodburn.

Personally I think Origi, Lallana, Clyne, Moreno, Matip and Solanke don't offer enough and need to be upgraded. Sturridge is a 30 minute off the bench, occasional PL starter and FA Cup player.

But if we let two or three of them go in January, we'll be short for the second half of the season.

We can't compete in Europe (CL or Europa League), the PL, and the FA Cup with 18 senior outfield players. One or two injuries and you're using kids on and from the bench - great experience for them, but not a recipe for crossing the line and winning something.

I think we need to make a signing in January if we want to keep the momentum up, be that Fekir (type), Pulisic, Dembele (on loan).
 

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Oliver Bond saying we will invest heavily in a striker next season. Wonder what this means for Firmino, Sturridge, Solanke and Brewster?

Dybala would be the dream but could see us going for Werner.
 

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We must get advantage of the really messy things going on at Madrid and rescue one or two player there, namely Isco and/or Asensio. It's the perfect moment to do that.
 
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We must get advantage of the really messy things going on at Madrid and rescue one or two player there, namely Isco and/or Asensio. It's the perfect moment to do that.
Fuck them both. They both show precisely the attitude why a side good enough to win 3 CLs on the trot put up such poor league challenges. There is not a single player at Real I would spend a penny on.
 

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We must get advantage of the really messy things going on at Madrid and rescue one or two player there, namely Isco and/or Asensio. It's the perfect moment to do that.
Real would be a hard club to deal with no matter the situation. Top players, top Spanish players playing for one of the top clubs in the world. Real don't usually lose players.

We certainly need an attacking midfielder though. We need more creativity and we miss that with Coutinho now gone. Generally the midfield all round needs to improve. Hopefully Fabinho and Keita prove their worth. Players we could look at include Eriksen, James Rodriguez, Dybala, Fekir. Fekir probably not with what happened in the summer. You've noted Aouar previously and he might be an interesting option.

We also need another top quality forward. Ideally someone who's versatile both as a wide forward and through the middle. Or perhaps a striker like Icardi. Then depending on how well Fabinho and Keita perform, another central midfielder wouldn't go amiss, and a right back ideally.
 
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We also need another top quality forward. Ideally someone who's versatile both as a wide forward and through the middle. Or perhaps a striker like Icardi. Then depending on how well Fabinho and Keita perform, another central midfielder wouldn't go amiss, and a right back ideally.
I feel we are set at RB with TAA continuing to show improvement every single week. In fact we probably have one of the best pair of young starting fullbacks in the entire PL tbh. And our central pair of VVD and Gomez are top notch as well.

Another striker and a #10 is what we need. Werner + Aouar would be fantastic pickups next summer.

Not to knock the likes of Solanke, Origi, and Sturridge, but none of them are really suitable to challenge/rotate as a #1 striker for LFC at this stage where we are competing for silverware.
 

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I feel we are set at RB with TAA continuing to show improvement every single week. In fact we probably have one of the best pair of young starting fullbacks in the entire PL tbh. And our central pair of VVD and Gomez are top notch as well.

Another striker and a #10 is what we need. Werner + Aouar would be fantastic pickups next summer.

Not to knock the likes of Solanke, Origi, and Sturridge, but none of them are really suitable to challenge/rotate as a #1 striker for LFC at this stage where we are competing for silverware.
Still a few question marks around Alexander-Arnold. Certainly got potential and he's not bad but equally so he's not great. Notably he's young and will get better but it's currently one of the weakest parts of the team.

Gomez has performed really well this season and his partnership with van Dijk looks good. Lovren and Matip can easily be improved upon but not the biggest priority at the moment. Matip might well go this summer though.

Solanke, Origi, Sturridge all need to be sold and or released to help fund a better player. Werner not so sure of his all round quality. There's probably not too many players out there though which are suitable.
 

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We certainly need an attacking midfielder though. We need more creativity and we miss that with Coutinho now gone. Generally the midfield all round needs to improve. Hopefully Fabinho and Keita prove their worth. Players we could look at include Eriksen, James Rodriguez, Dybala, Fekir. Fekir probably not with what happened in the summer. You've noted Aouar previously and he might be an interesting option.
I think one of the reasons there is such a belief on here that our midfield lacks in ability and creativity is the players we tend to compare them against are forwards and not midfielders. It's Garth Crooks style team building..."I've already selected a forward for my team of the week so I'm going to stick Mo Salah in at LB."
 

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Oliver Bond saying we will invest heavily in a striker next season. Wonder what this means for Firmino, Sturridge, Solanke and Brewster?

Dybala would be the dream but could see us going for Werner.
It wouldn't mean anything for Firmino & Brewster.

Solanke, Sturridge & Origi will be out the door if we do splash out on a forward, maybe a loan for Solanke although I don't see a future for him here.
 

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Sell Origi and Solanke for £50M and replace them with a better striker. That’s £50M not currently making an impact on the pitch. Could buy a useful striker for that, or use as a hefty down payment depending on which one. If we keep Sturridge around it’s because he is reasonably fit and has a lot of quality for coming off the bench or playing in the cup.

Four central strikers should be Firmino, new man, Brewster and Sturridge.

I thought Origi would be a good player for us but he has faded and we need to get rid. Wolves for £20M in January? As for Solanke, he would be a bit unlucky to be sold, but it’s a tough old world. He’s a decent player but I don’t think he quite has that bit extra needed to play at Liverpool. Maybe he could go to Rangers on loan in January, bang a few in for Stevie and help them challenge for the Scottish title, then sell him next summer to a mid ranking Prem team for a good £30M.
 

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I think one of the reasons there is such a belief on here that our midfield lacks in ability and creativity is the players we tend to compare them against are forwards and not midfielders. It's Garth Crooks style team building..."I've already selected a forward for my team of the week so I'm going to stick Mo Salah in at LB."
Perhaps. There's also the lack of control in managing a game, the composure and lack of tempo at times. It's also about looking at the team and seeing where it can be improved.

Alisson, van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Mane, Firmino and Salah all pretty much lock down a position. No immediate concerns. Outside them there's a few more.

We have a good team but you always need to look forward and seek improvement. Sorting the midfield would be part of that. Fabinho and Keita are a wait and see. Adding an attacking midfielder would add more creativity. We went for Fekir but it didn't quite happen. Is Shaqiri the alternative, are we still looking or will we look for a different blend.
 

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We have a good team but you always need to look forward and seek improvement. Sorting the midfield would be part of that. Fabinho and Keita are a wait and see. Adding an attacking midfielder would add more creativity. We went for Fekir but it didn't quite happen. Is Shaqiri the alternative, are we still looking or will we look for a different blend.
Possibly. But "sorting" it by buying a forward and asking him to play in midfield isn't going to end well.