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Who would you buy?



sportbilly1966

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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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Nikola

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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.
 



GermanRed

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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.
 



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I still wish we’d got a forward who could complement our current front three and a decent back up for Robbo last window. Really don’t understand why we didn’t. I hope it doesn’t cost us
 



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I still wish we’d got a forward who could complement our current front three and a decent back up for Robbo last window. Really don’t understand why we didn’t.
If you want to know the answer to that you only have to listen to anything Klopp has said on the matter.

There was no-one ideal available, and Klopp prefers to work with what he has.
 

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Suarez is adding fuel to the fire that he could quit Barcelona for MLS in January. Can Liverpool not get a sneaky deal setup with a MLS team for Liverpool to take him in January until the end of the season then he can return to his MLS club.
 

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The players I most desire for Liverpool are:

AMC Kai Havertz. German, super talented, with lots of upside. Can score goals and assist. Would make an ideal #10 for Liverpool.


CM Sergej Milenkovic-Savic.


The Serbian is an imposing, physical 6'3 midfielder who can score and boss the midfield. Rumors are that both Chelsea and United are interested in this beastly physical specimen. If we added Savic to the mix we'd have two of the strongest physical presences in the midfield with a combination of Fabinho and Savic, especially in aerial battles.

Neither of them would come cheap, but they would bring an extra dimension to our attack, starting in the middle of the field.
 

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This is in no way a kneejerk reaction, but something I have been saying for a while.
1. We don't have a backup RB or a backup LB. Milner getting old, Gomez lack of form, Hoever/Larouci too young. We can't keep playing TAA/Robbo. Else we are looking at fatigue or long time injury. We need to buy. Atleast 1 in Jan.
2. We don't have proper backup to Fab. Despite claiming Hendo/Gini can do a job there.
3. And we don't have an attacking midfielder despite claiming we have in both Ox and Keita. Both injury prone and didn't make the impact they should have for the money we spent. Approx 85m.
4. Though Mo, Mane, Origi and Brewster can do a job in the middle, we don't have any rotation option to our wingers.

So from where I sit, eventhough our first 11 is pretty decent and eventhough our squad is half decent, we don't have the squad to challenge on multiple fronts. I would think about selling Shaq, Keita, Wilson and Grujic. Think of buying cover options for LB, RB, DM, AM, LW and RW. We don't need to splash the cash, but we need to have enough bodies who can atleast get on the pitch and do a decent job.
 
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There's nothing knee-jerk about it. We have some real needs which weren't addressed in the summer. We're too reliant on the starting eleven as is and there's a bit of quality lacking behind them in some parts.

For the most part the club has done amazingly well so far this season but we're now approaching a couple of big months with a lot of fixtures where the squad will really be tested. The fixtures individually aren't too much of a concern. Though it's keeping the performance levels where they need to be is potentially a problem.

As for what we need, another fullback, ideally two midfielders, central and an attacking one, plus one or two forwards, wide forwards. Need quality though not just 'bodies'.