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I'm thinking not too many additions but just enough to freshen up the squad. Big Virg's Dutch national teammate Matthijs de Ligt would fit the bill for another centre back. Could see another attacking midfielder option, maybe try again for Lyon's Nabil Fekir or Real's Marco Asensio. We could also look to strengthen our forward line, our 3 amigos aren't injury proof, so we could enquire about Lille's Nicolas Pepe or, and why not, PSG's Edinson Cavani. He says he wants to play in the EPL, so why not, he's a proven goalscorer. All the above, of course, would depend on whether we have the appropriate funds to complete the deals.
The money should be there, two years reaching the CL final, players to sell (Lovren, Lallana, Clyne, Grujic), a modest net spend in recent years.

The warning signs were there this season - defensive injury crisis in Jan/Feb and fatigue. Extremely lucky that our front three didn't get injured.

With potential extra competitions and the observations from this season, and LFC one of the go to clubs just now, having struggled to get who we wanted for years, we should be cementing ourselves by signing quality players.

Let's improve on those who should be leaving with players who can be used more. Let's carry a larger squad next season if we've more competitions to manage.

Let's go full on for the competitions like the Community Shield, Super Cup (if in it), World Cup (if in it), the CL and PL, and let the kids prove themselves in the domestic cups.
 

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Will Matthijs de Ligt be available this summer, his agent is Mino Raiola and he's on a 3 month worldwide ban during our transfer season?

I don't know the complexities of changing your agent these days, but will that come into play? I know VVD would like him to come to us, and he is a Liverpool fan, which helps.
I did hear yesterday about his agent being banned by FIFA for a few months, so I think you could be right, which is a real pity. I watched him against the Spuds and he was like a younger version of big Virg. Ah well, we'll just have to hope because I think he would've been good for us.
 

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The money should be there, two years reaching the CL final, players to sell (Lovren, Lallana, Clyne, Grujic), a modest net spend in recent years.

The warning signs were there this season - defensive injury crisis in Jan/Feb and fatigue. Extremely lucky that our front three didn't get injured.

With potential extra competitions and the observations from this season, and LFC one of the go to clubs just now, having struggled to get who we wanted for years, we should be cementing ourselves by signing quality players.

Let's improve on those who should be leaving with players who can be used more. Let's carry a larger squad next season if we've more competitions to manage.

Let's go full on for the competitions like the Community Shield, Super Cup (if in it), World Cup (if in it), the CL and PL, and let the kids prove themselves in the domestic cups.
I AM WITH YOU ALL THE WAY. I think you're right with your players for sale, although I am really disappointed that Grujic didn't make the grade.
 

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I AM WITH YOU ALL THE WAY. I think you're right with your players for sale, although I am really disappointed that Grujic didn't make the grade.
I like Grujic, I only suggested selling him because the club reportedly wants to.

I think he's an ideal versatile athletic midfielder if he develops further. That's why Athletico Madrid reportedly want him for £35m.

If there's no place for him next season I'd keep him on loan and let his stock rise further, and give ourselves more time to assess if he could come back as part of the next generation when Milner goes and others get to 30.

But I suspect that the club will find £35m too enticing.

Hopefully it'll be reinvested, I'll be disappointed if the club doesn't kick on to even greater heights with a good net investment.
 

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Will Matthijs de Ligt be available this summer, his agent is Mino Raiola and he's on a 3 month worldwide ban during our transfer season?

I don't know the complexities of changing your agent these days, but will that come into play? I know VVD would like him to come to us, and he is a Liverpool fan, which helps.
As I said yesterday in another thread it will make no difference to whether De Ligt can be transferred.
 

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As I said yesterday in another thread it will make no difference to whether De Ligt can be transferred.
Is it possible for de Ligt to transfer without his agent? I'm thinking of contracts between the player and agent and whether that would complicate matters.
 

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Is it possible for de Ligt to transfer without his agent? I'm thinking of contracts between the player and agent and whether that would complicate matters.
read in a thread in barcaforum when i went to see those wankers whine that De Ligt's agent isn't Raiola but rather is some friend of his father who had appointed Raiola to oversee the transfer matters. Not verified ofcourse
 

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read in a thread in barcaforum when i went to see those wankers whine that De Ligt's agent isn't Raiola but rather is some friend of his father who had appointed Raiola to oversee the transfer matters. Not verified ofcourse
So we, as a club, wouldn't know who we were dealing with? Maybe his father has taken up the reins and can negotiate for him. The player would be immense for us being a monster of a centre back in the same mould as Virg.
 

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It's SSN who are stating that Raiola represents Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Matthijs de Ligt.

So maybe it's not right after all!
 

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It's SSN who are stating that Raiola represents Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Matthijs de Ligt.

So maybe it's not right after all!
I hope something could be sorted because I would love to see de Ligt partnering Virg. To have those two plus Gomez and Matip would be a good squad of centre backs to have. Strong on the pitch and strong on the bench.
 

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This is the exact quote from Barca Forum


It was explained earlier by one of our Dutch members that Raiola isn't his agent.
His agent is an old -formerly retired- Dutch agent who is friend of his dad. He hired Raiola to act as mediator for potential transfers.
Don't see how this could affect any transfer
I fail to see how that doesn't translate to Raiola not being his agent. Isn't the agent responsible for being a mediator for potential transfers ?
 

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This is the exact quote from Barca Forum




I fail to see how that doesn't translate to Raiola not being his agent. Isn't the agent responsible for being a mediator for potential transfers ?
No argument from me @SithBaare
 

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I have to admit that I was surprised by the news of Origi getting a new contract, not because I thought he hadn't earned it but because he had one foot through the exit door. We'll see whether he'll sign it, though, but I guess that's what separates Klopp from majority of other coaches out there. I wonder if that and Wilson's performance at Derby County will perhaps deter Klopp from buying a new winger/forward that I was convinced would be on his to-do list for this summer.

I still think that club need to find able replacements for Moreno and Lovren but I first and foremost hope that the likes of Matip, Wijnaldum and Camacho extend their contracts with Liverpool. I've always found Matip and Wijnaldum inconsistent and frustrating (and I called for their departures at various points in the past three years) but what they've shown this season is precisely what they were brought in to do. A bit more luck with fitness for Matip and a bit more goals and assists for Wijnaldum wouldn't go amiss, of course. Meanwhile, Camacho can be the attack-minded version of Milner one day, a modern and versatile player who's good at everything he does - in my opinion, at least. Not the first, nor the last time I'm perhaps guilty of overrating Liverpool's youth players but this kid impressed me literally every time I saw him play.
 

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I have to admit that I was surprised by the news of Origi getting a new contract, not because I thought he hadn't earned it but because he had one foot through the exit door. We'll see whether he'll sign it, though, but I guess that's what separates Klopp from majority of other coaches out there. I wonder if that and Wilson's performance at Derby County will perhaps deter Klopp from buying a new winger/forward that I was convinced would be on his to-do list for this summer.

I still think that club need to find able replacements for Moreno and Lovren but I first and foremost hope that the likes of Matip, Wijnaldum and Camacho extend their contracts with Liverpool. I've always found Matip and Wijnaldum inconsistent and frustrating (and I called for their departures at various points in the past three years) but what they've shown this season is precisely what they were brought in to do. A bit more luck with fitness for Matip and a bit more goals and assists for Wijnaldum wouldn't go amiss, of course. Meanwhile, Camacho can be the attack-minded version of Milner one day, a modern and versatile player who's good at everything he does - in my opinion, at least. Not the first, nor the last time I'm perhaps guilty of overrating Liverpool's youth players but this kid impressed me literally every time I saw him play.
Wasn't there talk of clubs being interested in buying Camacho? Whether loan transfer or permanent I'm not sure, but his name has been mentioned for a possible move out of our club.
 

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Wasn't there talk of clubs being interested in buying Camacho? Whether loan transfer or permanent I'm not sure, but his name has been mentioned for a possible move out of our club.
Portuguese press are notoriously unreliable, first they were mentioning how there are multiple clubs interested in buying Camacho and that Liverpool's asking price was high, now they keep mentioning how he's locked in contract talks but that he's not close to signing because he wants assurances from the club about going out on loan, all while being offered a decent wage. I'm not sure I believe that but I still hope that he will extend.
 

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Let's hope it happens. I really like the way de Ligt defends plus he's dangerous at set pieces i.e. Spuds semi-final.
But if were to buy de Ligt then what would happen to Gomez? I would prefer to grow our own where possible rather than buy expensive imports. In my view the partnership between VvD and Gomez should be allowed to flourish and bringing in some 19 year old wonderkid would have the opposite effect. We should offload Lovren and replace him with someone who doesn't expect regular first team football with us but would be glad to be part of LFC. I'm thinking James Tarkowski, despite him being a Mancunian.
 

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But if were to buy de Ligt then what would happen to Gomez? I would prefer to grow our own where possible rather than buy expensive imports. In my view the partnership between VvD and Gomez should be allowed to flourish and bringing in some 19 year old wonderkid would have the opposite effect. We should offload Lovren and replace him with someone who doesn't expect regular first team football with us but would be glad to be part of LFC. I'm thinking James Tarkowski, despite him being a Mancunian.
I'm looking for added strength in our back line with Gomez playing as much a part as de Ligt. Lovren we sell and Matip, although playing the best he's played since joining us, I just don't see him as a starting eleven player. As for the Burnley player Tarkowski, I think he's a little bit too rough round the edges for my liking and, if I had to pick a Burnley centre back, would much prefer taking Mee.
 

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I'm looking for added strength in our back line with Gomez playing as much a part as de Ligt. Lovren we sell and Matip, although playing the best he's played since joining us, I just don't see him as a starting eleven player. As for the Burnley player Tarkowski, I think he's a little bit too rough round the edges for my liking and, if I had to pick a Burnley centre back, would much prefer taking Mee.
Well, yeah Matip isn't a starting eleven player but that's kind of my point. The first choice should, IMO, be VvD and Gomez, with Matip as back up and whoever as 4th. Talking of 'whoever', don't forget we have our own Dutch wonderkid (potentially) in Hoever. So do we actually need to spend god knows how many millions on the, probably, delightful de Ligt?
 

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Well, yeah Matip isn't a starting eleven player but that's kind of my point. The first choice should, IMO, be VvD and Gomez, with Matip as back up and whoever as 4th. Talking of 'whoever', don't forget we have our own Dutch wonderkid (potentially) in Hoever. So do we actually need to spend god knows how many millions on the, probably, delightful de Ligt?
Actually I never believe that this De Ligt hypetrain would have been that huge had Gomez avoided his injury in the Burnley match while playing as RB. I don't know why but Gomez seemed to always get injured while playing as wing-back.
 

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Actually I never believe that this De Ligt hypetrain would have been that huge had Gomez avoided his injury in the Burnley match while playing as RB. I don't know why but Gomez seemed to always get injured while playing as wing-back.
Gomez's injuries are the reason why I believe we need to strengthen at the back. As you say his injury setbacks have come filling in at right back, so it shows we have a deficiency in our defence. I know Gomez's worth and don't see him being necessarily discarded if another player is brought into the club. He is definitely wanted, but we need to increase our squad to compete in all the competitions we enter. I just see de Ligt as being a great foil for Virgil and would like to see him signing for us.
 

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Well, yeah Matip isn't a starting eleven player but that's kind of my point. The first choice should, IMO, be VvD and Gomez, with Matip as back up and whoever as 4th. Talking of 'whoever', don't forget we have our own Dutch wonderkid (potentially) in Hoever. So do we actually need to spend god knows how many millions on the, probably, delightful de Ligt?
I get your point, we could rely on our Academy players coming through to save us money, but there's no guarantees of them coming good and settling in. I'm not saying it can't happen because we have such a player in the side now, namely our right back TA-A, but these players don't come through that often. I'm all for our club saving big bucks, but our current first team squad has been stretched to the limits on a few occasions this season. Our squad needs strengthening both in players and quality of player.
 

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If De Light comes, I think he'll play almost every minute of our CB slots without rotation (much like VVD does now). If he's good enough, so be it and Gomez may need to be content with sitting on the bench for a season at least (he should move on if he's not a regular starter).
 

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I don't understand the love in for DeLigt. He is a good player no doubt but has shown nothing to think he will be as good as Gomez who we already have. He isn't anywhere near as athletic or shown the splitting forward passing ability.There is a reason we have conceded more goals in the second half of the season than the first half. People forget so quickly and get starry eyed watching a few CL games.
Even if you love the guy CB is hardly a priority for us. A backup RB certainly is as is another quality midfielder or even 2 if Lallana and another depart. We also really need another wide player backup as our options when Mane or Salah are out are a massive drop off in quality. There is only so much money we have to spend so spending it unwisely on a big name is the sort of recruiting Man U do. We have been a bit smarter than that.
 

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Can we possibly buy Conor Coady from Wolves as a CB bench option? Because it is likely that Lovren will be sold this summer.

A backup RB certainly is as is another quality midfielder or even 2 if Lallana and another depart
Maddison, and either Ziyech or Neres. For Maddison, we can offer Lallana and even Clyne (if the guy refuses to be a RB backup) to reduce cash payment. Maddison is probably the biggest English midfield talent for years, and since Leicester tactics also emphasize pressing and counter-attack, he will probably adapt quickly to our game.

I used to think about Rabiot because he will be a free agent, but backed away after reading about some of his conflicts with his own club. There is not guarantee that such issues will not happen again if we buy him.

Ziyech or Neres, I would probably choose Ziyech since he is mainly a left winger, and we need a left winger as a back up for Mane as we already have Shaqiri on the right wing. However, Harry Wilson will have me think twice before buying Ziyech.

A cheap RB option, do you guys know any? Because Wan Bissaka will cost us at least £30m.
 

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If De Light comes, I think he'll play almost every minute of our CB slots without rotation (much like VVD does now). If he's good enough, so be it and Gomez may need to be content with sitting on the bench for a season at least (he should move on if he's not a regular starter).
We will be guaranteed to play at least 46 games next season and possibly anywhere up to 69. If we played 2 CBs for every minute those two players would likely end up injury riddled at some point in their careers. We are already playing VvD too much and every now and again post match talk has listed his performance as "not quite his dominating best"! We want him to dominate and own games? We need to keep him fresh! Will be even more important with a young player like De Ligt new to the league and team and needing to settle into Klopps tactics. Gomez would still get plenty of game time if we bought the Dutch lad. There'd probably be plenty of game time for Matip still too and a couple of development chances for Hoever. VvD has been played too much but has still only played 48 times this season and will probably end the season on 50. If we were to try and play him for 60+ we might end up breaking one of our top players.