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Who would you buy?

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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.
 

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Two things

1) I am not so sure anymore that Klopp is thinking about a real rotation option for our Front3. If fit the three start almost every important (League and CL) Game.
For example if we have a PL game on Sunday, then CL in midweek and PL again on Saturday - Klopp will probably rest one of Salah, Mané or Firmino in the third game and bring in Origi. That’s resting and not really roatating. The Front3 don’t want to be rotated. If we bring in someone like Timo Werner that would mean each of our Front3 would miss out on 30% important games.

2) Just 3 goals in 18 games for Firmino this season. I love him anyway and I’m pretty sure the goals will come soon and I also know that 'Bobby is the system' but if he misses out for a few weeks and Origi scores +4 goals during that time - I’m not saying Firmino would lose his spot but this could turn Origi from our ‚most important attacking sub' to a challenger.
 

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I am happy that we don't have any glaring holes in first 11. Happy that we are not forced to invent a position called DPM as we couldn't get a decent DM. Happy that we don't go 3 at the back as our LB and RB are shit. Happy that we don't play a makeshift LB as we couldn't get a single left footer from the whole universe.

How i see our transfer aspirations.
1. Hoever or new RB
2. Larouci or new LB
3. Keita or new AM (or attack minded 8)
4. Grujic or new DM
5. Wilson or new LW
6. Shaq or new RW

Retain:
Allison, Adrian
TAA, VVD, Robertson, Matip, Lovren, Gomez
Fab, Hendo, Gini, Ox, Milner
Mo, Mane, Bobby, Origi, Brewster
 

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I am happy that we don't have any glaring holes in first 11. Happy that we are not forced to invent a position called DPM as we couldn't get a decent DM. Happy that we don't go 3 at the back as our LB and RB are shit. Happy that we don't play a makeshift LB as we couldn't get a single left footer from the whole universe.

How i see our transfer aspirations.
1. Hoever or new RB
2. Larouci or new LB
3. Keita or new AM (or attack minded 8)
4. Grujic or new DM
5. Wilson or new LW
6. Shaq or new RW

Retain:
Allison, Adrian
TAA, VVD, Robertson, Matip, Lovren, Gomez
Fab, Hendo, Gini, Ox, Milner
Mo, Mane, Bobby, Origi, Brewster
I think Wilson will be regarded as a RW, he plays there for Bournmouth. Similar to Salah, left footed cutting in from the right etc.
 

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I think Wilson will be regarded as a RW, he plays there for Bournmouth. Similar to Salah, left footed cutting in from the right etc.
Completely different style of play, though, which is a worry for his Liverpool prospects and the reason why I think he won't make it there (but should turn out to be a Premier League-level player anyway). He's basically a left-footed set-piece specialist with an eye for a pass and a good cross, best suited for a central role because he lacks the pace of the best wingers - eerily reminiscent of Shaqiri. I wouldn't be surprised if he replaced him at the end of the season, only for Elliott to replace Wilson in a year and a half's time. Even if Elliott himself looks more of a playmaker than a winger at this age, he's incomparably more direct and a better dribbler than Wilson.
 

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Completely different style of play, though, which is a worry for his Liverpool prospects and the reason why I think he won't make it there (but should turn out to be a Premier League-level player anyway). He's basically a left-footed set-piece specialist with an eye for a pass and a good cross, best suited for a central role because he lacks the pace of the best wingers - eerily reminiscent of Shaqiri. I wouldn't be surprised if he replaced him at the end of the season, only for Elliott to replace Wilson in a year and a half's time. Even if Elliott himself looks more of a playmaker than a winger at this age, he's incomparably more direct and a better dribbler than Wilson.
Yep, its the all round game I think Wilson just doesn’t seem to possess. Off the ball movement is a key one, Salah as an example is constantly moving, always trying to either isolate a fullback 1 on 1 or making that dart inbetween fullback and center half.

Wilson has all the ability on the ball, but to really succeed here I think his all round game needs elevating.
 

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We don't have any Germans in our squad (not that it matters). When Klopp came in one may have thought that he would raid his old stomping grounds for talent. Be it Germans or indeed any background Bundesliga players.

Am I right in saying the only two in Klopp's 4 years have been Emre Can and Joel Matip or have I missed anyone?

Is it lack of quality, pricey market?

Would be interesting to know the opinions of any German reds on here or indeed any Bundesliga experts.
Better to discuss here. Keita was also signed from Germany.

Definetely nothing to do with money these days. We could afford any Bundesliga player if we would want to.

We were interested in Brandt and Götze was also discussed at one point I believe.

Few players in world football would get into our starting11 right now and maybe that was and still is a 'problem' when it comes to signing German players.

Could imagine that Klopp feels some extra responsibility for young german players and their Development. We could not guarantee Brandt enough game time - that’s why we missed out.

Can see the same happen with Werner and Havertz.
 

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Better to discuss here. Keita was also signed from Germany.

Definetely nothing to do with money these days. We could afford any Bundesliga player if we would want to.

We were interested in Brandt and Götze was also discussed at one point I believe.

Few players in world football would get into our starting11 right now and maybe that was and still is a 'problem' when it comes to signing German players.

Could imagine that Klopp feels some extra responsibility for young german players and their Development. We could not guarantee Brandt enough game time - that’s why we missed out.

Can see the same happen with Werner and Havertz.
I don't think we missed out on Brandt due to playing time. Money and Champions League football were bigger problems with our offer.
 

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I don't think we missed out on Brandt due to playing time. Money and Champions League football were bigger problems with our offer.
We were not interested in Brandt in 2016 and in the last 2 years we had the CL.

He is on £100k a week at Dortmund now. That’s not really a lot nowadays.