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Who would you buy?

Nikola

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Jovic, De Ligt and Sessegnon would be the 3 id like to see come in. With Sturridge, Lovren and Moreno shipped out. Anyone else on top of that would be a bonus.
Regarding De Ligt, it would mean rotating Gomez which would be a bit shit because the lad is a beast. But if Man City can have 2 world class players for each position, why cant we?
Not unreasonable but I'm convinced that Gomez and Brewster are the main reasons why these two won't be targeted by Klopp, even though I like them very much. Sessegnon would be a sensible signing, I hope Liverpool are genuinely interested in signing him.
 

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Not unreasonable but I'm convinced that Gomez and Brewster are the main reasons why these two won't be targeted by Klopp, even though I like them very much. Sessegnon would be a sensible signing, I hope Liverpool are genuinely interested in signing him.
I honestly don't think Brewster will prevent us from replacing two senior attackers (Sturridge + Origi, if both go). It may mean we only buy one...
 

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I am worried about his Missus Wanda, she is a tough agent to deal with and on the ball. With Rabiot's mum, who would want to deal with her, she is one scary Mama.

Besides all that, I wouldn't mind Icardi though :-)
Rabiot has got rid of his mum as his agent. She seemed to be causing him more problems than she was worth lol
 

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Depay is a good player and he has unfinished business in the Prem. He would be a welcome addition, with the added bonus of making Man Utd regret it if he shines for us.

The point about bling is well made. Most of the young players are multi millionaires and they come from nothing, so they go a bit mad with all the cash they have. Most would do the same, and they shouldn’t have their character judged on that basis. Late for training? Disrespectful to teammates? Unable to take instruction from the manager? In trouble away from the pitch? Etc. That’s the sort of stuff that matters, and I’ve not heard anything about Depay to know one way or the other... but I’m confident Jurgen will know what’s what.

One other possible angle on Depay is Van Dijk. I like to think of Big Virg as the King of the Dutch. So if one of his fellow countrymen is coming into Virg’s house (Anfield) they will be on their best behavior, on and off the pitch, because that is the standard set by the Dutch King. He won’t have it any other way, and I’m confident Depay would behave as appropriate. (Which shouldn’t be confused with ripped jeans, a Rolls Royce and lots of gold and diamonds hanging off him, coupled with a penchant for hip-hop. If that’s what floats your boat have at it lad!)
 

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Not unreasonable but I'm convinced that Gomez and Brewster are the main reasons why these two won't be targeted by Klopp, even though I like them very much. Sessegnon would be a sensible signing, I hope Liverpool are genuinely interested in signing him.
I wasnt convinced that Sessegnon would be a target this summer, but the more thought i give to it, the more i think it makes sense.

Does anyone know how good he is with his right foot?
 

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Bruno Fernandes.

Would add goals and creativity to the midfield.

(Sincere apologies for sticking to the thread).
I'm curious whether he would 'add goals'. We already score a lot of goals, so isnt it more likely that we will score a similar amount of goals but they will be distributed differently?

Secondly, one of the main reasons our midfield doesnt score goals is the way it is set up - they are not expected to get into the box beyond the forwards to get goals, they are tasked with covering for the full backs and providing opportunities for the forwards - which they have been doing.
 

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Depay is a good player and he has unfinished business in the Prem. He would be a welcome addition, with the added bonus of making Man Utd regret it if he shines for us.

The point about bling is well made. Most of the young players are multi millionaires and they come from nothing, so they go a bit mad with all the cash they have. Most would do the same, and they shouldn’t have their character judged on that basis. Late for training? Disrespectful to teammates? Unable to take instruction from the manager? In trouble away from the pitch? Etc. That’s the sort of stuff that matters, and I’ve not heard anything about Depay to know one way or the other... but I’m confident Jurgen will know what’s what.

One other possible angle on Depay is Van Dijk. I like to think of Big Virg as the King of the Dutch. So if one of his fellow countrymen is coming into Virg’s house (Anfield) they will be on their best behavior, on and off the pitch, because that is the standard set by the Dutch King. He won’t have it any other way, and I’m confident Depay would behave as appropriate. (Which shouldn’t be confused with ripped jeans, a Rolls Royce and lots of gold and diamonds hanging off him, coupled with a penchant for hip-hop. If that’s what floats your boat have at it lad!)
Actually, Gini and Memphis are pretty close. If anyone round Melwood could be helping Memphis adapt, and help keep him in check, I’d assume Gini be that guy. I’m also sure Gini has given Klopp the skinny on Memphis, assuming he’s asked, of course.
 

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I honestly don't think Brewster will prevent us from replacing two senior attackers (Sturridge + Origi, if both go). It may mean we only buy one...
I fully expect Klopp to buy a forward of some sort this summer, I just don't think it will be another kid, that's all. He speaks of Brewster as if he's the next Rashford or Sancho, the media space given to kid suggests that he's the one both club and country have big hopes for. I don't necessarily expect another Shaqiri type of transfer, more like someone along the lines of Firmino when he was brought to Liverpool, so to speak, i.e. someone versatile and with enough games under his belt but also with significant room for improvement.
 

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I fully expect Klopp to buy a forward of some sort this summer, I just don't think it will be another kid, that's all. He speaks of Brewster as if he's the next Rashford or Sancho, the media space given to kid suggests that he's the one both club and country have big hopes for. I don't necessarily expect another Shaqiri type of transfer, more like someone along the lines of Firmino when he was brought to Liverpool, so to speak, i.e. someone versatile and with enough games under his belt but also with significant room for improvement.
Yeah, i'm starting to think that will be the sort of strategy for most of his signings this window - not necessarily the age bit but the ability to play multiple positions. With a bench full of quality players not only are they guarenteed playing time but they also give the manager plenty of options.
 

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Lifelong Liverpool fan, you'd have to imagine if we were in the mix and giving him a reasonable offer then we'd be likeliest. That said, think it'd come down to opportunity and playing time for him.
Life long Liverpool fan as in Robbie Keane or as in Robbie fowler
 

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Yeah, i'm starting to think that will be the sort of strategy for most of his signings this window - not necessarily the age bit but the ability to play multiple positions. With a bench full of quality players not only are they guarenteed playing time but they also give the manager plenty of options.
Do you really think that versatility is such a big requirement? With the versatility of the rest of the squad, surely it would be possible to accommodate a specialist in one position (e.g., jovic).
 

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Can't Jovic play all across the front line?
Jovic has developed into a Suarez type of CF. Fast enough to play out wide but makes no sense to play him there now that he is one of the best in the world at CF.
 

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According to reports Bayern will buy Lucas Hernandez from Atletico for €85m.

Bayern are a bit desperate to get back into the Top4 in Europe.

Have the feeling they are trying to copy Dortmund/Sancho with Hudson-Odoi and us/VvD with Lucas Hernandez lol
 

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Do you really think that versatility is such a big requirement? With the versatility of the rest of the squad, surely it would be possible to accommodate a specialist in one position (e.g., jovic).
They might accommodate a signing to play one outfield position - but I can't see it being more than that given the competition for places.
 

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Can't Jovic play all across the front line?
Not really, at least I haven't seen him play on the flanks, and I've seen a decent bit of his performances. He's not the kind of tricky forward, he's and out-and-out goalscorer. I doubt any club that gets him will do it with playing him on the flanks in mind.
 

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According to reports Bayern will buy Lucas Hernandez from Atletico for €85m.

Bayern are a bit desperate to get back into the Top4 in Europe.
It's a strange player to go that far out on a limb for. When I heard about this a while back I assumed it was an end of contract type deal that would enable them to get a very good player under market value. But they are choosing to smash their transfer record for a part LB part CB by activating his release clause. I don't get it.

Is there any word on what they view him as? A LB or CB?
 
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Not really, at least I haven't seen him play on the flanks, and I've seen a decent bit of his performances. He's not the kind of tricky forward, he's and out-and-out goalscorer. I doubt any club that gets him will do it with playing him on the flanks in mind.
That's the last time I rely on ubermick's scouting ;-)

I also have a bit of a thing for Luka Jovic, and his versatility - mainly a striker but can play across the front line - makes him ideal.
 

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It's a strange player to go that far out on a limb for. When I heard about this a while back I assumed it was an end of contract type deal that would enable them to get a very good player under market value. But they are choosing to smash their transfer record for a part LB part CB by activating his release clause. I don't get it.

Is there any word on what they view him as? A LB or CB?
Surely a Center back?

Kimmich - Pavard - Hernandez - Alaba

Is a fucking tasty backline. Id argue 2nd best in Europe.
 

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It is quite funny seeing reports of Bayern going after Hernandez for €85 million and chasing Hudson-Odoi, Werner etc etc only weeks after Kovac bemoaned the fact that we spent a bit of money last window.
 



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It is quite funny seeing reports of Bayern going after Hernandez for €85 million and chasing Hudson-Odoi, Werner etc etc only weeks after Kovac bemoaned the fact that we spent a bit of money last window.
Not really, whole point he was making was probably to justify spending big himself, hence his exaggeration. What will be funny will be if we smash them again next season after he has spent all that money.
 

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Not really, whole point he was making was probably to justify spending big himself, hence his exaggeration. What will be funny will be if we smash them again next season after he has spent all that money.
This is true. I just struggle to feel any sympathy for Bayern given they get to gut the entire Bundesliga of its talent whenever they please.

We only get Southampton and Roma!
 

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Surely a Center back?

Kimmich - Pavard - Hernandez - Alaba

Is a fucking tasty backline. Id argue 2nd best in Europe.
Looks a promising backline but also looks quite young with Hernandez and Pavard as CBs. Neither of them have ever nailed down a CB spot at the top level before.