Who would you buy?

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CF: It's Firmino or Nothing; unless there's a change in the system, Origi can't fill the void.

There isn't ANY youth/Academy players who can be relied upon while we are on a Championship Mission.

Conclusion: Someone who can play across the front-three and someone who can play on both flanks is needed.
Bobby is the system. Without Bobby the system anyways changes. ;)

On a serious note, somehow I don't understand is why is it considered that we should have a fixed system and then players for all positions. That's an issue with having managers like Pep and Conte who have a fixed style of playing and need two players/ position.

Managers like Klopp adopt. They have a variety at disposal and when one is not available they use the other and make best use of the resources they have. We have very good attacking players in mid and we have 3 strikers of which we can easily not have one for few games and bring in n AM like Ox who can fill the void. Everyone gets to play as well.
 

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Nice post but I can’t agree with Ox being in your third bracket.

He fits so much to the way Klopp wants to play. Without the injuries he would be our best attacking midfielder. Without the injuries he would already be in the world class bracket and tbh I’m hopeful he will show that from in the next few months.
Ox is in third bracket because of the injury. If he performs well or performs poorly, he will move up or down accordingly.
 

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Who would you buy?

One who doesn't spoil the team chemistry, who understands what it is to play for Liverpool FC, who respects the club, the fans and the manager. I am all in for someone not that skillful. Discipline and maturity are much more critical than just footballing skills.

Aubameyang, Xhaka, Pogba, Sterling - the things happening with all other clubs made me realize how valuable the other factors are and how Klopp values them, rather than just looking at footballing aspect.

Thanks, but no Havertz, Mbappe, Sancho anyone if they don't fit our ethos. I am okay with the supposedly limited players of ours. More of the same please.
Danke Jurgen!
Every time any conversion comes up about who we might be interested in or who you'd like to see come in, remember the Sakho incident. Where we are now is a direct result of the long game Klopp was playing at that moment.
 

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Who would you buy?

One who doesn't spoil the team chemistry, who understands what it is to play for Liverpool FC, who respects the club, the fans and the manager. I am all in for someone not that skillful. Discipline and maturity are much more critical than just footballing skills.

Aubameyang, Xhaka, Pogba, Sterling - the things happening with all other clubs made me realize how valuable the other factors are and how Klopp values them, rather than just looking at footballing aspect.

Thanks, but no Havertz, Mbappe, Sancho anyone if they don't fit our ethos. I am okay with the supposedly limited players of ours. More of the same please.
Danke Jurgen!

I haven’t heard or seen anything that makes this guy a non-fit, I think he is actually perfect for us. I personally think he would be ideal, unfortunately he will go for a finished article price, and I don’t think our transfer group sees him as a finished article.

If you look at the players we have bought recently, Fab, Al, VVD, Keita, Ox, Robbo, they are all experienced players at the ideal age, with at least 2 of them already being world class, or we have purchased prospects with a huge upside, at reasonable prices. We haven’t come close to buying a player like a Havertz or Sancho, for an inflated price, at this stage of their careers. I don’t think we will. I personally think Sancho will fade away and become a useful player, while Havertz will become an exceptional player in the future.
 

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Would love to see Werner brought in so Bobby could drop into attacking midfield with Salah and Mane to the left and right. Maybe Mbappe instead of Salah on a swap deal? ;)

Fabinho and Hendo holding the ship with Trent and Robbo bombing up overlapping and Virgil and Matip with Ali making a defensive triangle.

Rather watch that team play than porn .
 

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Would love to see Werner brought in so Bobby could drop into attacking midfield with Salah and Mane to the left and right. Maybe Mbappe instead of Salah on a swap deal? ;)

Fabinho and Hendo holding the ship with Trent and Robbo bombing up overlapping and Virgil and Matip with Ali making a defensive triangle.

Rather watch that team play than porn .
I think you could only play that team in very particular matches. We would be down to two midfielders (who also have to cover our rampaging wing backs).

I could see that team getting counter attacked to death like our 16/17 team was.
 

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I think you could only play that team in very particular matches. We would be down to two midfielders (who also have to cover our rampaging wing backs).

I could see that team getting counter attacked to death like our 16/17 team was.
Yeah your right , suppose I have to get rid of that video game mentality of just out scoring every team :D
 

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I would love to get Son but Levy is known to be very hard to deal with and he will make sure he cost us an arm and a leg especially after Madrid.

On another hand i would love to take a gamble on Gerard Deulofeu, i think he is a rough diamond and suits our style, plus he does track back and perform ok at defending. In games where we need to play conservatively but still have that lethal attacking option we can go 4-3-1-2 and rest bobby or bring him on if we need to chase the game in place of one of the 3 holding Mids. Son would also play the attacking Mid too but like i said Levy will not let him go unless we offer a kings Ransom.
 

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Would love to see Werner brought in so Bobby could drop into attacking midfield with Salah and Mane to the left and right. Maybe Mbappe instead of Salah on a swap deal? ;)

Fabinho and Hendo holding the ship with Trent and Robbo bombing up overlapping and Virgil and Matip with Ali making a defensive triangle.

Rather watch that team play than porn .
Mbappe is younger so a straight swap + $50 Million is what they would probably ask for. But with players like Mbappe its where he wants to go he is big enough to dictate that. Klopp seem to know his dad and Lebron is "friend" with him and you got the Nike deal happening so i would not be surprised if it happens.
 

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As Lighthouse has already mentioned, Sander Berge. Was very impressed with him the other night. Has size and power, looks classy. Is he a better prospect than Gruijic though as they seem similar.
 

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McNeil is a neat player, I agree it's difficult to judge him playing at Burnley (even though they're not only sitting back, but more in possession it's about whipping in balls for their two physical strikers in Wood and Barnes). I see they've started to use him a bit off the right (from where he had a quality assist lately), too, with Brady coming back to play on the left. Their other two options are Lennon and Gudmundsson, while also using Hendrick a little bit everywhere. We'll see what they decide to do as their strongest XI in coming weeks.

I think as fans we could make a case for a number of these not full backs, but players who could potentially play that attacking full back role for us. But then I think... how often do we see a case like Robbo? What he did is likely much more difficult than we imagine. Not getting enough game time would also limit that development. Moreno was never a long term option even when he started well his last season, Robbo is now a fixed option going forward.

I've thought about Guerreiro (but he signed a new deal last month), Hakimi also looks like a decent RB/LB option to have on the bench, a good athlete, can support attacks with runs and get a few goals. But I believe Real will either look to bring him back next season or want a good fee.

So with Klopp's minimal changes and a lot of focus on training, we'll see. Whatever happens this season, I'm sure we'll be more active next summer after a peaceful summer of 2019. Nike deal arriving, moving to Kirkby, waiting for that new Annie Road design, new trophies in sight... just exciting times ahead.

Still early for some decisions that will depend on what season some of our individuals had, what's happening in the market, how successful we were and what are our financial capabilities.
 

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This guy has come up a bit since we are in the same group as Genk, I think right now he may not be the finished product, but i think in a few years he will be a major player. He is already a feature for the Norway International team. I know he hasn't set the UCL group on fire but he certainly has the touch and build to become a huge midfielder. Him and Tonali will be major names in the future. Plus i think he is already on Jurgens radar.

 

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The only player to catch my attention recently is Ben Yedder of Monaco. Looks good on the ball and lively the only problem is his size though that doesn't seem to bother him. :)
 

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The only player to catch my attention recently is Ben Yedder of Monaco. Looks good on the ball and lively the only problem is his size though that doesn't seem to bother him. :)
Good player but already 29; given his age, I wouldn’t have thought that he’d be our type of signing.
 

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Good player but already 29; given his age, I wouldn’t have thought that he’d be our type of signing.
I waited a little while before mentionning him trying to find someone else but lost patience. This scouting lark isn't my thing anymore I just don't watch enough football (Just LFC and few few other games here and there).
There's still Mbappe, he's been known about for a while now though.
i certainly haven't seen anything that would challenge our starting 11 so I am really hoping Keita will come good.
 

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Clyne, Milner, Lallana, Shaqiri and Lovren. These are squad positions I think that may become available in the next two years as they might move on. Unless someone from the other decide as well, but very unlikely.

That opens up two mid positions, 1 FB, 1 forward and 1 CB, of which the FB and Forward seemed areas we thought we lacked before season started. Still think some may be filled in by the likes of Jones and Hoever so we'll need to be very astute in who we get in.
 

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Clyne, Milner, Lallana, Shaqiri and Lovren. These are squad positions I think that may become available in the next two years as they might move on. Unless someone from the other decide as well, but very unlikely.

That opens up two mid positions, 1 FB, 1 forward and 1 CB, of which the FB and Forward seemed areas we thought we lacked before season started. Still think some may be filled in by the likes of Jones and Hoever so we'll need to be very astute in who we get in.
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if four out of five were replaced by Liverpool's youngsters, with only Milner being impossible to replace due to so many reasons.
 

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I honestly wouldn't be surprised if four out of five were replaced by Liverpool's youngsters, with only Milner being impossible to replace due to so many reasons.
Hoever for Clyne (think Hoever will be very close to the first team next season)

SvdB for Lovren (IMO too early next summer but hopefully Sepp has a few more cup games until then to prove himself)

Grujic and Jones for Milner and Lallana

Elliott for Shaqiri (not really like for like and way too early for Elliott next summer).

Should be clear that not all of our youngsters will make the cut here.

Still no cover for Robertson.
 

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This guy has come up a bit since we are in the same group as Genk, I think right now he may not be the finished product, but i think in a few years he will be a major player. He is already a feature for the Norway International team. I know he hasn't set the UCL group on fire but he certainly has the touch and build to become a huge midfielder. Him and Tonali will be major names in the future. Plus i think he is already on Jurgens radar.

Seems he was left with a great impression of the club. Said in an interview with norwegian tv2 he has never faced a more polite and respectful team than this Liverpool team. Praised the values and attitude of the players, and could confirm the good impression you get of the club from the outside.

Also, he had made arrangements to get Van Dijk's shirt after the game, and Virgil waited 5-10 minutes for him in the player tunnel to deliver it. Didn't have to do that himself, but he did. Berge also added it was a dream to play at Anfield, and that he would like to do that as often as possible.

Doesn't mean we're after him, obviously, but it's great to hear such high praise from people outside the club.
 

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Just listening to Jamie Carragher's new podcast, 2nd episode is with Jordan Henderson.

Noticed he implied that him and Milner are a bit of a good cop/bad cop with the younger players. Henderson says he is very warm and welcoming, arm round the shoulder kind of guy and Milner tells him is too soft and is a bit of a hard arse with the youngsters, wants to toughen them up.

I really do think Milner is going to be massive loss when he goes. I hope Klopp can convince him to become a coach.
 

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Just listening to Jamie Carragher's new podcast, 2nd episode is with Jordan Henderson.

Noticed he implied that him and Milner are a bit of a good cop/bad cop with the younger players. Henderson says he is very warm and welcoming, arm round the shoulder kind of guy and Milner tells him is too soft and is a bit of a hard arse with the youngsters, wants to toughen them up.

I really do think Milner is going to be massive loss when he goes. I hope Klopp can convince him to become a coach.
Wasn't it Milner who tackled some young kid twice and nearly snapped him in half during pre-season?

*Edit - Was Bobby Duncan.
 

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Hoever for Clyne (think Hoever will be very close to the first team next season)

SvdB for Lovren (IMO too early next summer but hopefully Sepp has a few more cup games until then to prove himself)

Grujic and Jones for Milner and Lallana

Elliott for Shaqiri (not really like for like and way too early for Elliott next summer).

Should be clear that not all of our youngsters will make the cut here.

Still no cover for Robertson.
Larouci and the young lad at RB in the league cup still have time to develop into first team options too.
 

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This guy has come up a bit since we are in the same group as Genk, I think right now he may not be the finished product, but i think in a few years he will be a major player. He is already a feature for the Norway International team. I know he hasn't set the UCL group on fire but he certainly has the touch and build to become a huge midfielder. Him and Tonali will be major names in the future. Plus i think he is already on Jurgens radar.

Mentioned during the games against Genk how much Berge impressed, he has pace strength and a good passing range. His great feet and stature remind me of Crouchy but with pace, think he would be fantastic for us.
 
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I wouldn't touch Can with a pole but I would like Liverpool to find a viable alternative for Fabinho. That might not be Lallana, given his contract is up at the end of the season and he's had all sorts of injuries as well. Whether that's Grujić remains to be seen, he does play in a box-to-box role at Hertha and he never struck me someone who's tactically adept, at least not as much as Fabinho.