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Who would you buy?

Nikola

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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.
 



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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.
I dont disagree but in a couple of years certainly a formidable unit, especially as the likes of Hummels etc. Can rotate for a few years whilst they get settled, and they have Sule to bring in etc.
 

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I dont disagree but in a couple of years certainly a formidable unit, especially as the likes of Hummels etc. Can rotate for a few years whilst they get settled, and they have Sule to bring in etc.
Süle looks like a player who is there to stay (and I think he's very much Klopp's type of centre back). I really wonder if they signed Pavard and Hernandez primarily as fullbacks or as centre backs as I don't think either is better than what they already have in starting XI (in Kimmich and Alaba, they have probably the most varied pair of fullbacks in European football, possibly the best overall). Their potential is indisputable, of course, they clearly made these signings with future in mind.

The amount of money they spent on them is bound to have huge impacts on other clubs' dealings, especially those of rich ones, though. That said, I don't know if it's crazier that Liverpool got 20 million pounds for Solanke and that they are bound to get about 12 million for each of Tawoniyi and Kent. I hope they all fulfil their potential, of course, but it's still silly money for players with almost zero impact at Liverpool.
 

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Süle looks like a player who is there to stay (and I think he's very much Klopp's type of centre back). I really wonder if they signed Pavard and Hernandez primarily as fullbacks or as centre backs as I don't think either is better than what they already have in starting XI (in Kimmich and Alaba, they have probably the most varied pair of fullbacks in European football, possibly the best overall). Their potential is indisputable, of course, they clearly made these signings with future in mind.

The amount of money they spent on them is bound to have huge impacts on other clubs' dealings, especially those of rich ones, though. That said, I don't know if it's crazier that Liverpool got 20 million pounds for Solanke and that they are bound to get about 12 million for each of Tawoniyi and Kent. I hope they all fulfil their potential, of course, but it's still silly money for players with almost zero impact at Liverpool.
Is it possible Kimich or Alaba switch position next season?
 



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That won't be the end of their spending either. Ribery and Robben on their way out and Lewandoski not getting any younger so expect something big up top too as Gnabry and Coman just aren't enough for them. Rumours of Nicholas Pepe bids and there's still the Werner chat and Brandt looks too good a deal for them not to be sniffing around if that release clause is true.