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Who would you buy?

redfanman

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Yeah the way he talks about football is quite depressing. He seems to hate it after the injuries, managerial fall outs and racial abuse he has been through - this week he was also saying that it has been tough being around the Liverpool players after they lost the final (he didn't blame the LFC lads for it, just saying it was a bit hard).

It is obvious he has completely fallen out of love with football and it would be a bit of a surprise if he continues to play much longer.

Seems to be a theme with Spurs LBs. Assou-Ekotto also hated football.
I suppose if anyone can turn him around it would be Klopp, but I don't see us signing anyone from Spurs.
 


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Yeah the way he talks about football is quite depressing. He seems to hate it after the injuries, managerial fall outs and racial abuse he has been through - this week he was also saying that it has been tough being around the Liverpool players after they lost the final (he didn't blame the LFC lads for it, just saying it was a bit hard).

It is obvious he has completely fallen out of love with football and it would be a bit of a surprise if he continues to play much longer.

Seems to be a theme with Spurs LBs. Assou-Ekotto also hated football.
Or just Spurs in general.

Bentley signed for them at the age of 23. After two seasons with the club he then spent the remainder of his contract going out on loan to Birmingham City, West Ham, Rostov FC, and finally Blackburn before being released at the age of 28. After spending the next year out of football he officially announced his retirement at the age of 29.

Rose has openly admitted to struggling with mental health issues. Something that I massively admire and respect him for. He's got professional help but it's clear that the struggle continues. Hopefully he has ensured that his financial situation is sound so that if he chooses to leave the game behind because he's finding it all too much he can do so without the drop in income further exacerbating any mental health issues he's experiencing. Mental health for players is such an unrecognised area yet there are loads of footballers up and down the leagues that are struggling. I really hope that more is done to support them - but there needs to be an honesty there too. With the best will in the world about the extent of reasonable adjustments that a club can make, sometimes it just needs to be accepted that top level football may not be an environment conducive to anyone struggling with serious mental health issues and that early retirement or at the very least time spent away from the game may be the only solution.
 

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Ryan Fraser and Sessegnon. Both only have a year left on their contract and both can improve (and probably will under klopp).
Not exactly who I would buy but I can see Liverpool going for them.
It would have to be one or the other. Sessegnon would in my eyes only come if he was guaranteed second choice at LB and LW and not as just LB because Liverpool also signed Fraser.
Saying that I’d be happy with either joining Liverpool.
 

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Wouldn't mind seeing Ben Yedder as the attacker we bring in (CF, SS, AM).

I'm not sure how he would fare on the wings (he roams so much I assume he can), but with a release clause rumoured at €40m, his terrific scoring record, creativity and his speed... I think he could be a great choice and probably could cope there as in other positions. Recently said it was about time in his career (28 years old) to try his hand at one of the very best clubs so probably wouldn't and couldn't demand to start (similar to Shaqiri situation but good enough player to push our starters).

Plus at the age where he wouldn't block Brewster, Duncan, and Glatzel too much... and they could be eased in over the next 2 to 3 years.
 
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Wouldn't mind seeing Ben Yedder as the attacker we bring in (CF, SS, AM).

I'm not sure how he would fare on the wings (he roams so much I assume he can), but with a release clause rumoured at €40m, his terrific scoring record, creativity and his speed... I think he could be a great choice and probably could cope there as in other positions. Recently said it was about time in his career (28 years old) to try his hand at one of the very best clubs so probably wouldn't and couldn't demand to start (similar to Shaqiri situation but good enough player to push our starters).

Plus at the age where he wouldn't block Brewster, Duncan, and Glatzel too much... and they could be eased in over the next 2 to 3 years.
He's a futsal type pure poacher, don't see him anywhere other than up top at that level. Doesn't strike me as Klopp's type of striker, even off the bench.
 

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From the 'transfer speculation' / 'silly season' point of view it's very frustrating to be a Liverpool fan nowadays and it gets worse with every transfer window since Klopp came in.

No leaks, no rumours. I know thats how it should be - 'The Liverpool way'.

Everything we get is '... however the ECHO understands Liverpool are not interested in signing ...'

But i remember the ECHO reporting we were not interested in signing Alisson and suddenly he became a red.
 

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Ryan sessegnon is mostly going to spurs unless Liverpool hijack his move and out price them.
I no longer think we are interested. Unless the club is playing a blinder keeping it under wraps, as the news coming out the club seems to suggest we want someone cheaper and perhaps offers more flexibility defensively.
 



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I no longer think we are interested. Unless the club is playing a blinder keeping it under wraps, as the news coming out the club seems to suggest we want someone cheaper and perhaps offers more flexibility defensively.
Yep. There's no point in going for a sessegnon when we've got Robbo. Have said this before, Doherty, the wolves player could do a fine job for covering both the LB as well as the backup for Mane on LW.
 

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Yep. There's no point in going for a sessegnon when we've got Robbo. Have said this before, Doherty, the wolves player could do a fine job for covering both the LB as well as the backup for Mane on LW.
I think we are yet to see new wolves sell players, so it is unclear how easy it would be to do business with them and i would imagine Doherty, would go for more than we are rumoured to want to pay. Also, I am not sure if a full back provides the kind of cover for LW that Klopp would be looking for - as he is likely to be left footed and not cutting in like Mane does.

Also the links to the player who Bournemouth signed suggest we may want a player who can cover CB.
 

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whats he inside on sessengnon?

i dont watch a lot of external to the club football, but i would have assumed he would have ticked a hell of a lot of boxes, from a logical point of view.
 

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I'm usually quite a fan of flexible players who can play in multiple positions, but I've seen quite a few suggestions (other places also) of finding a left-sided player who can cover both Mane and Robbo (Sessegnon). This I'm not a fan of. I'd much rather a forward who can play any of the front 3 AND a specialist left back. We have no proper cover for either position so I wouldn't risk a hybrid signing having half the effectiveness of Mane or Robbo. It could turn out to be a similar problem to Moreno - no one trusts him at LB but he obviously is not a forward either.
 

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What about Max Aaron at Norwich. The young RB can play at LB aswell. Perfect for the bench and rotation,covering both sides?
 



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whats he inside on sessengnon?

i dont watch a lot of external to the club football, but i would have assumed he would have ticked a hell of a lot of boxes, from a logical point of view.
I read he'd set his heart on going to Spurs, and even when he was brought up as a target last year that was reportedly the case as well. Not sure why, unless he wants to remain in London primarily.
 

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I read he'd set his heart on going to Spurs, and even when he was brought up as a target last year that was reportedly the case as well. Not sure why, unless he wants to remain in London primarily.
Wants to stay close to his parents. Can't blame him there
 

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I've slightly changed my view on things; firstly i thought we'd sell off between 60+80 mill of deadwood and then buy 2 x 40/50 mill players and one backup left back, so spend about 120 +

I don't think we will buy the second 40/50 million player. Initially i thought we'd go for a forward @ 40/50 + a ball playing mid @40/50 or a CB. Now i've decided it'll be a forward we spend that money on + our midfield won't be touched. Fabinho + Keita were big investments in there last summer, and we also spent big at CB + GK last year so for me, it'll be really focused going forward.

40/50 on a forward. 10-20 on a deputy LB, maybe Lewis i've heard mentioned + then if Lovren goes a younger defender around 20/30 million.

So in total if going for the highest amounts, i reckon:

Spend 100mill
Sales (won't go highest as they won't all work out) 70mill.

Net spend 30mill- The net spend boys will be pleased again!
 



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I'll post this here as it's where the De Ligt discussion has been happening for the most part.

He's been offered a £340k p/w deal by PSG, transfer fee of around £65m:


I think the wages kills this one for us. I actually could see us paying that fee for a player with potential but who could be world-class in 2-3 years, when we've got so much sitting in the bank right now. But there's no way we're breaking our pay structure for said player.
 

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The Qataris must have missed his last couple of games for the Netherlands.

I'm being a bit disingenuous tbf, but it's still absurd money to be paying a teenager barely out of puberty...even in the current transfer climate.
 

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The Qataris must have missed his last couple of games for the Netherlands.

I'm being a bit disingenuous tbf, but it's still absurd money to be paying a teenager barely out of puberty...even in the current transfer climate.
Diaz looked a solid prospect in the finale
 



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I'll post this here as it's where the De Ligt discussion has been happening for the most part.

He's been offered a £340k p/w deal by PSG, transfer fee of around £65m:


I think the wages kills this one for us. I actually could see us paying that fee for a player with potential but who could be world-class in 2-3 years, when we've got so much sitting in the bank right now. But there's no way we're breaking our pay structure for said player.
I don’t think we’re in for him, but he’d be a fool to go to PSG. There is absolutely no growth for him there, in a one team league where they will be completely untested in the majority of fixtures.
 

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I look at it this way...

We are losing

Migs
Clyne (permanently)
Moreno
Lovren (possible)
Lallana (possible)
Sturridge
Ings (permanently)
Kent (possibly)
Wilson (possibly)

For me I’d be looking for
Migs ...10-15 millions
Clyne 15 million
Lovren - 25 million
Lallana 15-20 million
Ings - 10 million
Kent 10 million
Wilson 15-20million
Camacho 10

So worse case scenario there that’s 100-110 million

You’d have to buy a keeper so I’d go get someone like Butland from stoke or Pope from Burnley 15-20 million.... might even be tempted with a Buffon or a Casillas.

I’m not massively concerned with RB as Trent and Gomez can play there, as well as Fabinho or Milner and i’d even
Promote Hoever from the academy at his young age.

We’d need a centre back so i’d go get De Ligt for 60-70million and that sorts that out.

I’d get Maddison from Leicester for again probably 45-60 million and that your Lallana replacement.

Brewster fills the void left by Sturridge and I’d either go get Felix, Bruno Fernandes or Pepe in attacking midfield / front 3. Cost there is likely to be 65-75million.

So there’s 225 million there with aprox 115 million from the war chest and 110 million from player sales.
 

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Sorry meant to say Lloyd from the academy comes into first team to cover for robbo (and Milner) no need for Sessegnon imo