Who would you buy?

FilthyBloke

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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.
 

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Also, anyone know what's going on with Julian Weigl? He seems to have fallen out of favour at Dortmund and yet not so long ago he was highly coveted. Similar, in a way, to Neves and not sure either of them would fit us but I guess Guardiola will be looking to add players in that position.
He was linked with PSG (his old manager Tuchel) a while ago, I haven't followed if there's any news on that tbh.
I really like Weigl as a player, his calmness on and off the ball, the passing, his positioning - but I'm not entirely convinced he'd be what we need/what we're after either.
 

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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.
I would probably go for U-21/U-23 players if I want a backup option. So, Ryan Sessegnon, Harvey Barnes, or Dwight McNeil
 

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Danny Rose making noises about leaving Spurs. Would be an excellent signing as cover at LB and there wouldn't be a need for a change in tactics nor a big drop off in what he brings.
 

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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.
Big fan of Fraser. Would like to see him here if he's leaving Bournemouth.
 

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Big fan of Fraser. Would like to see him here if he's leaving Bournemouth.
Yeah I would go for him. He’s not one I would have gone for as he’s gone under the radar and I’d forgotten about him. But he makes sense.
Also goes in line with our ‘prudent’ mentality this summer.
 

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Danny Rose making noises about leaving Spurs. Would be an excellent signing as cover at LB and there wouldn't be a need for a change in tactics nor a big drop off in what he brings.
Rose looks finished to me. He and all with interest in him must be disappoited with his last 2 years of football. Looked good before however he appears to have many problems that we would do well to avoid.
 

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I've no idea, but if your main target is a lumbering mass of flesh, aka Kane, I wouldn't hold it against him!
I don't know how or why Kane got into this discussion but you could do far worst than Kane.
Kane could be a valuable addition to our current squad. At least every time he is interviewed we'd have a laugh like when Hogdson was our manager.
 

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I wouldn't go anywhere near Rose. He's more likely to hang his boots up than move to another club in the top six in the PL.
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.
 

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Agree on Rose, he looks mentally in a bad place. Having him as backup doesn't sound like a good idea to me at all. Especially having an animal like Robbo ahead of him. He'll probably go to a lower level than Spurs (should still be in the PL of course) where he plays regular football to try and regain his love for the game.
 

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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.
Disillusion/ed might be a better word to use. But yes I think your on the right track.
 

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Agree with the above that he does seem to need some professional help and I hope he gets it as he's a good player. I wouldn't be surprised if he went to another top 6 team (or utd!). His performances on the pitch for Spurs this season have been mostly good (imo he was far and away their best player in the CL final).
 

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The ideal choice for left back cover is probably a competent operator, getting older, but still able to come in and do a job if needed. If we sign a player who is in or near their prime years, they are potentially going to look at the prospect of wasting away on our bench and barely playing. If we sign someone who can properly challenge Robertson then we will likely need to spend a lot of money, and you would question the wisdom of that.

So... thinking the whole thing through, I think we will either sign a veteran, like the former Chelsea fella whose name escapes me right now (Luis Felipe?) OR we will bring a youngster through - Johnson or Larouci. And if they aren’t quite ready, we may do nothing for the time being and just patch it up using players already here to tide us over.
 

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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.