Yours for £1m. Need to make room for Dean Saunders
- May 24, 2007
I’d buy that Clyne lad at Bournemouth. I’ve heard some lads on the forum raving about him, and I think he could turn us into Europe’s best side.
Like you, I understand Klopp's decision (and I expected it, for the most part of the window) but the sight of the likes you mentioned doesn't really inspire belief. I have nothing against these two or Origi, now that we're talking about attacking options, they are nice lads but are all severely limited, the former two look like they are doing their best but their best is long gone behind them with their fitness. This will be a major challenge for Klopp, regardless of how this season pans out, and this lack of true depth in quality is one of the main two reasons why I believe Man City are still firm favourites for the title.I fully understand and respect the reasons why there will (most likely) be no incomings today, but in this proper title chase and CL run I do get a little nervous when I see Studge and Lallana coming on as attacking options.
Begovic is available. Apparently he's aid he would like to move to another Premier club and isn't bothered about being first choice.No problem with one of them playing in the domestic cups but if Alisson gets injured we'd be f****d big time.
Think we need a +32 year old GK who always dreamt of signing for Liverpool no matter if its just to be a squad player.
Back than the Dutch league was a better league than today. Today it is a Mickey Mouse league. Players like de Ligt, de Jong and Lozano should be judged on their performances in the CL or internationals not if they are doing well in the league and so far Lozano did not do much in the CL with PSV. No way he is better than Mané, in fact, I don't want the little cry baby.Good point. It's why Carroll was a better buy than Suarez.
I agreeI’m probably repeating myself - bit of dementia likely creeping in, plus day off and no game today...
The team and squad is of a high enough level that we don’t need to go and buy loads. Assuming everyone stays who we want to stay, I think we can get everything we need with a reasonable spend - the sort of money that is well within our means, even accounting for the large outlay on improved contracts to reward our great players and also keep them here. Something like this:
Striker - £60M
Timo Werner would be ideal. The fee is a pure guess. There were some reports he would go for much less, but I can’t see that. I know his contract is running down but lots of top teams would want him, so the money will need to be paid. He plays centrally or from the left. He scores goals. He has good pace. He is pretty direct. He is young and is about to come into the start of what should be some very productive prime years.
Is there a place here for him? Yes, of course! Four good players for three spots, no problem. And even if all four played, you could see Werner left, Mane right, Salah through the middle, and Firmino behind them.
We represent a very compelling project and we should be challenging for the Prem and in the latter stages of the CL for a few years here, under Klopp. Mind you, Bayern Munich, at the worst, challenge for the Bundesliga year in year out (usually they win it) and even if they are in a bit of a transition with renewing some older players, you can’t see them not being regulars at the sharp end of the CL. So it’s all up to the player and where he sees himself. If we don’t sign Werner, it needs to be someone at that sort of level, with some versatility too.
We’ve cleared the decks with the sales of Ings (fee to come) and Solanke. You would have to think Origi will follow, and when he does, that’s the fee near enough covered. Sturridge will likely leave too, which helps on the wages. A little clear out also makes space for Brewster to start to get some minutes here and there.
Central defender - £50M
Not sure who, but maybe Militao as he seems very highly rated. De Ligt would be great, but I can’t see us doing that sort of fee. We’ve also seen Tarkowski linked and I wouldn’t say no to that. Lovren and Matip are great quality for a third and fourth choice, but the injury record isn’t good enough, so I’d be happy enough to sell one, or even both, depending on incoming. But we need a third option to go with VVD and Gomez - high quality, and will see plenty of action. I think we will get at least £20M from the sale of Lovren or Matip to offset the cost of incoming.
Left Back - £20M
Moreno will be off. Not sure who we should get here. I remember the tall lad was mentioned a while ago, think it was Lloyd Kelly. I admit I haven’t seen him, but I am confident in our scouts, and if they like the cut of his jib, bring it on. I think I remember he could also cover central defence, so depending on what happened there, if we sold both Lovren and Matip, our options could be VVD, Gomez, Militao/Tarkowski and Kelly.
Beyond those three signings, I think Wilson should come back and replace Lallana.
Then we are looking at goalkeeper. As a mid ranking Prem goalie, Mignolet is a good age and quality for a number two for a top team. If he wants to leave to play elsewhere, fine. We would then need Heaton or someone like that. We have highly rated young keepers, but I’m not sure I want one of them coming in for Alisson at this stage. However, if that’s the way it goes, then I’ll back it, as the coaches see them day in and day out, and presumably they are coaching them to try to play the same sort of proactive goalkeeping style.
All five could be done for the usual sort of outlay, not the Coutinho-fee splurge we enjoyed last summer. The squad would be younger, the quality higher, the home grown quota beefed up, and it would all be financially doable.
Havertz and Sessegnon are good shouts.That would leave us short at LB still and also low on creativity in midfield (still).
I'd argue for signings like Sessegnon and Havertz in addition.
I know Edwards has a growing reputation for extracting maximum value from our sales but £40m for Matip and Origi? We'll be lucky to get more than half of that.
Come the summer Matip will be 28 with only one year left on his contract, I think. We'll do well to get £10m for him. Origi will similarly be entering the last year of his deal won't he? Again, can't see us getting much more than £10m for him in those circumstances (particularly since he's not home grown).Havertz and Sessegnon are good shouts.
Edwards is a genius. I think we will up to £20 million for Origi as Wolves did agree to buy him for more than that price.
Matip is also 27 so could command at least a £15 million fee.
Id be hugely disappointed if we wasted any more time on waiting for Lallana to regain fitness and form again. His time has come and passed here.You can make a decent argument that we don't need to do very much this coming summer, especially if the likes of Lallana and Milner are given another year, which I expect to be the case. However, I see a significant churn having to occur before the beginning of the following season. Mignolet, Sturridge, Origi, Milner, Lallana, Lovren, Moreno, Matip are all players who if they get kept on this year would be very likely candidates to move on that summer. That is a lot of bodies to replace in a short amount of time, and so even if we think we are relatively ok for next year we should already be thinking about how we're going to replace those guys and start that process this summer, even if it does not coincide with the exit of the player we're long term looking to replace,
I think Guerreiro would do very well as our replacement for Moreno.https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/spo...ws/timo-werner-nabil-fekir-liverpool-15766815
Some interesting names on there.. in addition to your obvious ones in Werner, Fekir etc. Fraser, Guerreiro and Eriksen wouldn't be bad shouts! I'm sure we were in for Eriksen before he went to Spurs.
THis was a concern i flagged earlier in the year.You can make a decent argument that we don't need to do very much this coming summer, especially if the likes of Lallana and Milner are given another year, which I expect to be the case. However, I see a significant churn having to occur before the beginning of the following season. Mignolet, Sturridge, Origi, Milner, Lallana, Lovren, Moreno, Matip are all players who if they get kept on this year would be very likely candidates to move on that summer. That is a lot of bodies to replace in a short amount of time, and so even if we think we are relatively ok for next year we should already be thinking about how we're going to replace those guys and start that process this summer, even if it does not coincide with the exit of the player we're long term looking to replace,
There was a lot of interest in Guerreiro from us before his last move i think (if its the same player) - his manager even claiming we had made an offer which i think we denied.I think Guerreiro would do very well as our replacement for Moreno.
Very versatile too so can cover a lot of positions.
He may want to start ahead of Robbo, and if he performs well enough he could, but his versatility means that he will have enough games.
What an utterly daft statement. If Hazard moves to Real (which has been talked about for an age) there is a great opportunity to get Eriksen as Real won't go for both.Like Eriksen would pick us ahead Of Real Madrid and Spurs selling him to us. Bigger chance that Messi will sign for us.
We will get Wilson back next season. He is already the best player in the Championship.
There is a rumour Barcelona also want Eriksen but I’d expect they’d need to sell before they could afford him and if Poch goes to manure he’ll be after him but I agree, Liverpool would still be in witha good chance of getting him.What an utterly daft statement. If Hazard moves to Real (which has been talked about for an age) there is a great opportunity to get Eriksen as Real won't go for both.
Spurs will sell to rivals, they just extract a good price. This has been proven for the past 15 years.
I expect if Poch goes in the summer an exodus will happen. Son and Eriksen would be at the top of my shopping lists if they ever came available.
Ever had a small chip on your car windscreen turn into a whole window crack when you next hit a speed bump or pothole?I’d buy that Clyne lad at Bournemouth. I’ve heard some lads on the forum raving about him, and I think he could turn us into Europe’s best side.