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Limiescouse

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Probably selling Isco or Asensio. Neither are rated.
Zidane will likely want to keep Asensio. If there wasnt an Asensio to deal with he may want to keep Isco as well, but probably wont want both.
I've felt it was either/or when it comes to these two, surely they won't sign both?
The thought is they will try and use Bale for Erikson and then money for Hazard.
 

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Wouldn't mind Javi Martinez as a short/medium term midfield/centre back option. Was easily Bayern's best midfielder over the two legs, probably has another 3 or 4 decent years left in him.
Ah, throwback to when my football-related crushes were wholesome footballers...
 

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He's a proper snide, that boot on Gini was dirty especially considering he wasn't the one who fouled him nor got a yellow card.
Or accidental? It looked accidental to me, nothing like Costa's on Can for example. Martinez looked genuinely contrite when he realised where he had planted his foot.
 

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Or accidental? It looked accidental to me, nothing like Costa's on Can for example. Martinez looked genuinely contrite when he realised where he had planted his foot.
Maybe maybe, although a lot of the Bayern players are masters of the dark arts.. Not surprising, they all learnt under a certain light blue Spaniard..
 

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Matip also did in the first half what Sanches did on Gini. There was another one from our side I think. All accidental I think, yeah. On Martinez... I think we're okay going forward with Fabinho/Hendo at #6, but at CB I'd want someone who is better in that role.
 

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Probably selling Isco or Asensio. Neither are rated. won't Eriksen be cheap due to having 1 year left? They could arguably be getting 2 world class players for half price each!
Not sure about Isco, he played the best football of his career under Zidane who seemed to trust him (at least in my opinion) and Asensio also started brightly but regressed after his departure. I think he'll give them a chance.

Zidane will likely want to keep Asensio. If there wasnt an Asensio to deal with he may want to keep Isco as well, but probably wont want both.

The thought is they will try and use Bale for Erikson and then money for Hazard.
Would Tottenham want Bale at this stage and would Bale want Tottenham, with presumed wage cuts, though? He doesn't strike me as player Pochettino would be particularly keen on because of his injuries - otherwise, he's brilliant and I hated Tottenham for having him popping up with (late) winners from 30 yards out. Spanish media are saying that he and Modrić are nearing the exit, though. Two more big names to Italy?
 

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Would Tottenham want Bale at this stage and would Bale want Tottenham, with presumed wage cuts, though? He doesn't strike me as player Pochettino would be particularly keen on because of his injuries - otherwise, he's brilliant and I hated Tottenham for having him popping up with (late) winners from 30 yards out. Spanish media are saying that he and Modrić are nearing the exit, though. Two more big names to Italy?
I suspect Spurs wont go for it, but who knows. It is interesting regarding Real as I have seen wildly different opinions on who will leave from people who usually have good insight. It really could be anything.
 

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I suspect Spurs wont go for it, but who knows. It is interesting regarding Real as I have seen wildly different opinions on who will leave from people who usually have good insight. It really could be anything.
The fact Real seem to reliably want Eriksen and are probably fairly open to losing Bale is interesting. Not a straight swap perhaps, but could certainly see them switching teams in related deals.
 

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Some decent understudy full backs, and a true No 9. Possibly a winger. The core seems to be there, its strength in depth we need to establish. What with Citeh having two full squads at their disposal.
 

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The Reds shelled out £170million prior to this season on deals for Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker.

However, Klopp says the strength and potential of his title-chasing squad means that splashing the cash on that kind of scale again won't be required.
“For sure there's no need for that level,” Klopp said.
“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don't think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever.
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Sounds like the spending could stay under £100m not matter what we’ll get from sales.

Also means that we can stop dreaming about any potential +£55m deal - because we need to bring in 3 to 5 players and so can’t spend 60% of the kitty on one.
 

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The Reds shelled out £170million prior to this season on deals for Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker.

However, Klopp says the strength and potential of his title-chasing squad means that splashing the cash on that kind of scale again won't be required.
“For sure there's no need for that level,” Klopp said.
“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don't think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever.
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Sounds like the spending could stay under £100m not matter what we’ll get from sales.

Also means that we can stop dreaming about any potential +£55m deal - because we need to bring in 3 to 5 players and so can’t spend 60% of the kitty on one.
There's no need is not the same as won't... Klopp is pragmatic, if there is an opportunity to strengthen within our budget with a player he wants, he'll pull the strings.

What would increase the budget is winning the CL or at least getting to the finals again.
 

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The Reds shelled out £170million prior to this season on deals for Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker.

However, Klopp says the strength and potential of his title-chasing squad means that splashing the cash on that kind of scale again won't be required.
“For sure there's no need for that level,” Klopp said.
“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don't think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever.
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Sounds like the spending could stay under £100m not matter what we’ll get from sales.

Also means that we can stop dreaming about any potential +£55m deal - because we need to bring in 3 to 5 players and so can’t spend 60% of the kitty on one.
What reason would he have to say anything else? We are competing for the two biggest honours we can win so why send a message to his players that he thinks the squad needs a lot of investment?

Why also would he forewarn clubs we want to do business with that we want to splash the cash? It'd add to the price of any player we pursue.

I also believe our business will be limited to a back up GK, a possible (but not definite) deal for a top line CB, at least one top line attacker and a potential 2nd attacker that could be more like a project signing like a Shaqiri/Robertson or even Grujic style deal.

Even if we landed all 4 of them it would probably be termed a quieter window for incoming regardless of price actually spent.

I believe the majority of our business will be outgoings. I think Mignolet, Karius, Clyne, Randal, Moreno, Markovic, Ings, Origi and Sturridge are all definitely off. I also think it's possible to see one of Lovren or Matip go. Also possibly Lallana and/or Milner, Ojo, Kent and even Wilson and/or Grujic, any of which could leave. We could literally move up to 16 players and only need those 4 listed above coming in.
 

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The Reds shelled out £170million prior to this season on deals for Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker.

However, Klopp says the strength and potential of his title-chasing squad means that splashing the cash on that kind of scale again won't be required.
“For sure there's no need for that level,” Klopp said.
“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don't think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever.
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Sounds like the spending could stay under £100m not matter what we’ll get from sales.

Also means that we can stop dreaming about any potential +£55m deal - because we need to bring in 3 to 5 players and so can’t spend 60% of the kitty on one.
Klopp plays the game, remember when he put all his faith publically in Mignolet and Karius and then shelled out a world record fee for Alisson?

He will buy players if he thinks they will improve us and will fit here. He will also look internally first, he loves developing. Just don’t think its as cut and dry as he is portraying in the media.

Also if he starts lauding it up saying yeah big overhaul coming in the summer what does his current crop of players think? Surely would be a bit demotivating no?

I think we’ll see 5 players coming in (or promoted) at varying degrees of first team readiness. Left Back, CenterBack, Midfielder (no.8), Attacker (no8 or no.10) Striker (WF or no.9).

P.s. I think Mignolet stays, hes a fantastic back up and he is our biggest cheerleader.. Think he loves the club and if getting medals will stay.

P.p.s. Has Origi started to force Klopp to re-think his summer plans? Quietly established himself as the 1st sub for our attacking positions and is playing well. He actually creates our 3rd goal v’s Bayern with his close control and pulling Sule out of the line which Mane attacks into.

P.p.p.s. The more I think about it the more I think we will 100% go for Sessegnon.. I get he isn’t a left back but he can play there, which is all we require. That option to rotate with Robertson for primarily easier games, which the left back plays as a quasi-winger anyway.. Exactly what Sessgnon is primed to play. I think he would be a star under Klopp personally. 30 premiership games at 18.. unreal.
 
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Zidane will likely want to keep Asensio. If there wasnt an Asensio to deal with he may want to keep Isco as well, but probably wont want both.

The thought is they will try and use Bale for Erikson and then money for Hazard.
But would Levy be willing to pay Bale probably £250k+ pw wages ? That then sets a benchmark for other players looking for wage increases and we know how levy doesn't like to spend money
 

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But would Levy be willing to pay Bale probably £250k+ pw wages ? That then sets a benchmark for other players looking for wage increases and we know how levy doesn't like to spend money
They're already having those problems at Spurs after the stupid deal they gave Kane. Now Eriksen probably feels personally insulted due to the wage he has been on and what he's probably being offered. I agree, signing Bale would be out of the question for them due to the wages.
 

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P.p.p.s. The more I think about it the more I think we will 100% go for Sessegnon.. I get he isn’t a left back but he can play there, which is all we require. That option to rotate with Robertson for primarily easier games, which the left back plays as a quasi-winger anyway.. Exactly what Sessgnon is primed to play. I think he would be a star under Klopp personally. 30 premiership games at 18.. unreal.
I agree with this - what I've seen from Fulham fans is that the transfer rumours have died down about him because he has been percieved as struggling in the PL. Frankly no one has looled good in that team.

I'm of the opinion that we could go in for him quickly and quietly following Fulham's relegation and take advantage of hesitation from other teams who appear to be being overly criticial of an 18 year old in the PL.

I think given 6 months or so he could be a great option as an outlet on the left wing and hopefully develop into either a quality winger or develop his defensive game to become a wing back. He has far more potential than our options for LW/LB in the U23s (Lewis, Millar, Juanma, Johnston, Kent)
 

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I am seeing the pluses in the Sessegnon deal. This summer would be the perfect timing. Hasn't done badly. Would never have been able to do better at 18 for such a poor side. Would improve our options on the wings. Between him, Lewis, The Cms and the other defenders I think we'd have better cover at LB than Moreno offers even if he is a specialist LB. As long as we bring in another (top line) attacker as well.
 

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You drastically underestimate the (justified) confidence Klopp has in Milner.
I have no such doubt at all fella but are you so clueless to believe Winjaldum Fabinho and Keita will not be ahead of him in the pecking order next season? Add to that Ox returning and the signing of a much needed creative midfield type and you have milner at the age of 33 getting paid a huge wage to be 4th probably 5th choice midfielder. Also add to that Milner will not want to end his career here he may want to end it at somewhere like Leeds Utd and take a drop in wages to do so
 
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You drastically underestimate the (justified) confidence Klopp has in Milner.
I have underestimated nothing at all fella. You are underestimating the fact Keita Fabinho and Wijnaldum are likely to be way ahead of Milner next season and Ox returning plus a likely signing of another midfielder with a creative edge all puts Milner way down the pecking order. Milner is 33 yrs old is not likely to want to end his career with us and Klopp is a realist and needs to plan for the future so why hang on to a huge wage player who is 33 and 4th 5th maybe 6th choice in midfield if could sell him to someone like Leeds if gain promotion and Milner is willing to take a pay cut. And before you say this is unlikely the lad was born in Yorkshire and Leeds was his boyhood club. But even if its not Leeds their is Southampton who brought him on the big stage so i think it is you who underestimates how football moves on.
 

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I think we’ll see 5 players coming in (or promoted) at varying degrees of first team readiness. Left Back, Centre Back, Midfielder (no.8), Attacker (no8 or no.10) Striker (WF or no.9).
Don't think we will get that many players. Maybe someone who can play WF and CF like Werner and then a player like Fekir who can play 8 and 10.
 

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You can have your own opinion of course and hope we will go on and sign de Ligt, Dyballa or players in the price category between them.

But when I’m reading quotes of Klopp saying we won’t spend as big as we did last year - I think that’s exactly what is going to happen. Makes sense to me because we are having a great season again. Improved and still have the potential to improve.
 



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You can have your own opinion of course and hope we will go on and sign de Ligt, Dyballa or players in the price category between them.

But when I’m reading quotes of Klopp saying we won’t spend as big as we did last year - I think that’s exactly what is going to happen. Makes sense to me because we are having a great season again. Improved and still have the potential to improve.
Makes no sense to me at all. Firstly we are still carrying players like Henderson Moreno Sturridge and Origi and have nobody coming through that is of a standard needed to replace them outright. Henderson is good but look at what Fabinho as done in that role already in half a season really cos first half he hardly played that in itself shows what can be bought. 2nd point is why would we not go buy top quality when you look at the improvement Van Dijk and Alisson have brought to our defence its high time some of that quality was added to aid attack and creativity in midfield. ManCity even if we win the league will push us close and do we think they will not go buy some top players. Manu will spend big be it for Ole or someone else as manager. We can not rest on our performances this season because here are facts we went out of both domestic cups very easily and while that is acceptable this season due to a lack of squad depth and priority of Europe and the league. It can not carry on that way. Manu have just been knocked out of the FA cup in a quarter final and are still in the Champions League and have climbed up the league to be in with a good shout for top 4 all in a very poor season by their standards. This is what great teams do they go far in all competitions and win a few of them by doing so. Liverpool need more quality to push the quality we have into fighting for places. Salah Mane Firmino Fabinho Robertson Van Dijk Gomez Trent Alisson are all guaranteed picks if fit and well that leaves 2 midfield spots to fight for between Winjaldum Milner Henderson and Keita this is the only area we have that is not fixed and it could go to only 1 position if Keita steps up and becomes the player we hope. But the point is in having these players that are guarantee picks always means nobody is pushing them on to stay as good as they can be. They have no worries about starting and that has to change. Only way to do that is buy better players to compete for the same positions.
 

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... here are facts we went out of both domestic cups very easily...
Here are some real facts: we were the better side against Chelsea but Sturridge missed an open goal early in the second half and we lost to a world class goal by Hazard; we fielded a weakened team at Wolves and were nowhere near our best, yet it still took another worldie to beat us.

Some people appear to have very short memories.
 
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Here are some real facts: we were the better side against Chelsea but Sturridge missed an open goal early in the second half and we lost to a world class goal by Hazard; we fielded a weakened team at Wolves and were nowhere near our best, yet it still took another worldie to beat us.

Some people appear to have very short memories.
The very fact
Here are some real facts: we were the better side against Chelsea but Sturridge missed an open goal early in the second half and we lost to a world class goal by Hazard; we fielded a weakened team at Wolves and were nowhere near our best, yet it still took another worldie to beat us.

Some people appear to have very short memories.
The very fact we have to field weakened teams at all means our squad needs to be improved that is the point. ManCity can put out a completely different starting 11 and it will still be full of international regulars and world class players along with top quality prospects. This is why they have won a domestic cup already are through to the semi finals of another are through to the quarters in the Champions League and are in the lead in the title race. This is where we need to be as a squad and as a team or do you think the likes of Clyne Ejaria and Wilson coming back suddenly makes us a force on all fronts?