- Mar 8, 2016
So we're buying the cheaper players like Robertson. :cheers:
I don't get that bit. Maybe he forgot we paid big money for Salah even though we already had Sadio, Bobby and Phil as our front three."Goal understands Liverpool are unwilling to sanction big-money fees for players they do not feel would immediately start for the club"
Erm, no shite Neil. That said, we paid big money for Fabinho and Keita, neither of whom were immediate starters for us.
Also Klopp is very reasonable if players want to move on, as long as it isn’t too late in the day. Human being first, playing asset second and all that.I think if he isnt happy being down the pecking order then he will ask to leave. He wont be sticking around being a distraction. Klopp wont be telling him he is a nailed on starter just to keep him sweet, he will make it perfectly clear what the situation is.
Maybe the view at that time was that Salah was likely to start ahead of Phil, or the formation was going to change? It also depends on what you regard as big money. The comment is probably aimed at letting down people who think we will spunk up £75m for a young unproven CB to sit on the bench behind Matip and Gomez.I don't get that bit. Maybe he forgot we paid big money for Salah even though we already had Sadio, Bobby and Phil as our front three.
The problem with this thinking though is twofold (for me at least)The difficulty I have is with Van Dijk. While people talk about how injury prone Matip, Gomez, and Lovren are, we forget that Van Dijk was out for six month before he got here, and having Gomez and another belter (like De Ligt) on the books would enable us to give him a bit of rest every now and then. An injury to him could properly fuck us.
With my fantasy football head on, we sell Lovren and pick two from Van Dijk, Gomez and De Ligt, with matip as a fourth choice for the season (he can leave for free next summer).
The realist in me says is more likely we look at the 22 goals we conceded, conclude we can’t do much better, and stick with what we have.
That's why I'd be surprised if he sold Shaqiri. I have a lot of time for Neil Jones, his columns on Liverpool are very good and he pops up with decent bits of info from time to time but that Shaqiri part was a bit too generic for me. Of course Liverpool would sell a bit-part player they got cheaply in today's market if they were offered a chance to make a 20+ million pounds profit on him and replace him with someone better suited to Klopp's tactics.The problem with this thinking though is twofold (for me at least)
1st - That De Ligt isnt anywhere near guarenteed to offer the solidity you and others are hoping he will in covering for VVD.
2nd - How does Klopp square making Matip fourth choice after the season he has had, only to make him give way to an incoming player - that doesnt appear to be within his coaching mantra.
Theres another young dutchman waiting in the ranks. Give it a couple of years and Hoever will suddenly be a ft taller and as wide as a fridge. No point adding de ligt when a left full back, and some attacking power is really needed.No, Joe Gomez is too good to be written off. If de Ligt was brought into the club I can see nothing but good coming from it. Competition for places is the name of the game for bringing a team on and I would say Joe would relish proving he was as good if not better than the young Dutchman. Again, I say a big no to Gomez being written off.
Yeah, from all accounts he's going to be a good one and the only drawback is he's most probably at least a season away from first team football.Theres another young dutchman waiting in the ranks. Give it a couple of years and Hoever will suddenly be a ft taller and as wide as a fridge. No point adding de ligt when a left full back, and some attacking power is really needed.
Doesn't Lozano prefer the right wing? But yes, one of him, Neres or Bergwijn would be perfect.One name I'm surprised isn't cropping up more is Lozano. Looked the real deal at the World Cup and had another good season for PSV, racking up 21 goals in 40 games. Plays primarily in the position we want to strengthen (same as Mane, basically, although can play in any of our attacking positions), is quick, hard-working with an eye for goal.
I haven't seen him in action enough to know if there's a reason why we wouldn't be looking at him, maybe I'm missing something obvious.
He's adapted well but he prefers playing to the right. Whether he's better well without an extended run on the right who can tell. Still our best player this last season.I'm not even sure he does anymore, at least in this system. He's playing better now than at any other time in his career and doesn't have the look of a man taking one for the team.
Couldn't care less tbh because you know we're playing the best football in the worldI'm not even sure he does anymore, at least in this system. He's playing better now than at any other time in his career and doesn't have the look of a man taking one for the team.