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Winter transfer window 2015
« on: September 02, 2014, 10:58:28 PM »
Seeing as we abstained from the last one, got involved in 2013, having not bothered in 2012, hopefully as it's an odd number we'll be involved this time around.

Maybe Toure's replacement unless Ilori's earmarked to be it?

Selling Suso if he's not signed or we've not offered him a contract. I don't know whether we can sell a player who's on a season long loan but we ought to try with Assaidi, who is apparently having all his wages covered by Stoke.

Look again for a defensive midfielder and hopefully get 'Arry to take Johnson off our hands because Manquillo and Flanno have right back stitched up between them.

Get Loic Remy, who would be perfect for our system.  ::)
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 11:03:24 PM »
Gee, Roberto Firmino already has a goal and an assist in the first 2 Bundesliga matches. Swap for Coutinho, unless he finds the form he showed against Dortmund.  :o
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 01:07:37 PM »
Victor Valdes set for Liverpool move after agreeing personal terms on one-year deal

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/506352/Victor-Valdes-set-for-Liverpool-move-after-agreeing-personal-terms-on-one-year-deal

It makes sense. Short term deal for this season, then we can look at the whole goalkeeping situation again the Summer of 2015, depending on what's been what this season.

I think Mignolet has this season to prove he's the long term solution, if not we'll look to improve things in the Summer. Hopefully next Summer we'll only be adding one or two top quality players, with the bulk of our squad having been sorted this Summer and all proving great successes for the purposes for which they were bought.
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 10:49:42 PM »
Man Utd and Liverpool stumped by German outfit for £10m-rated midfielder Christoph Kramer

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/507497/Man-Utd-and-Liverpool-stumped-by-German-outfit-for-10m-rated-midfielder-Christoph-Kramer

He's in the last year of his contract so we could potentially get him to sign a pre-contract in January. I suppose it depends whether he wants to leave Germany though, with Borussia Monchengladbach giving him the option to stay there. So fat they're only 11th in the Bundesliga with 2 draws from 2 games. They finished 6th last season and qualified for the UEFA Cup. Hopefully he'd like to aim a little higher than that in his career.
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2014, 10:51:19 PM »
Liverpool's Glen Johnson wanted by Juventus

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/507399/Liverpool-s-Glen-Johnson-wanted-by-Juventus

Of course they do.  ;D 

Just like with Woy, it's only us Liverpool fans that can't see his genius.
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2014, 07:07:57 PM »
Napoli join Juventus in hunt for Liverpool's Glen Johnson

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/508413/Napoli-join-Juventus-in-hunt-for-Liverpool-s-Glen-Johnson

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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 09:12:36 AM »
Juventus and Real Madrid preparing to battle it out for Liverpool star Glen Johnson

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/508672/Juventus-and-Real-Madrid-preparing-to-battle-it-out-for-Liverpool-star-Glen-Johnson

 :D   :D   :D
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 09:44:15 AM »
The day after the Express 'reported' it, the Daily Star are now in on it:

Liverpool star Glen Johnson lined up for stunning move to Real Madrid

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/399025/Liverpool-star-Glen-Johnson-lined-up-for-stunning-move-to-Real-Madrid

The Daily Star / Star on Sunday and the Daily / Sunday Express titles are owned by the same company so it looks like a 'story' they're propagating amongst themselves.

Additionally we've been linked again (along with the Mancs) with Dani Alves. Probably just warmed up leftovers from the Summer window.

If Real want Johnson and with Arbeloa wanting to leave, we could swop a faux right back for a real one, who'd be a great example for Manquillo and Flanno to learn from without necessarily barring their way.
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2014, 10:46:48 AM »
The Alves 'story':

Man Utd and Liverpool to offer Barcelona's Dani Alves shot at Premier League glory

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/508934/Man-Utd-and-Liverpool-to-offer-Barcelona-s-Dani-Alves-shot-at-Premier-League-glory
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2014, 10:05:07 AM »
Liverpool set to REVIVE interest in £15m Bayern star Xherdan Shaqiri in January

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/399397/Liverpool-set-to-REVIVE-interest-in-15m-Bayern-star-Xherdan-Shaqiri-in-January


There's no doubting his quality, although he did fail to score against England for Switzerland, so maybe not.  :D

Do we really need him, or would it be better to invest in strengthening the midfield defensive shield in front of the back four? What about Gerrard's replacement, or is he already at the club (I have no individual in mind)?

Or is it a case of you can't have too many quality players and if we can afford him then we add him to the squad?

At some point Hodgson will attempt to break Lallana, as he has with Hendo and more than once with Sturridge, so probably the answer is an emphatic yes. And we'll send the bill to the FA.  ;D
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2014, 12:07:25 PM »
Johnson to join Cole at Roma?

http://www.football-italia.net/55876/johnson-join-cole-roma


Who cares where he goes as long as he's not here when the January window closes.
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2014, 01:38:08 AM »
The Mail are reporting we're 'monitoring' Joe Hart. Just when we thought are Summer business was hardly impressive, we now get this. We can monitor him all we like as long as we don't actually buy him.
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2014, 10:18:52 AM »
Liverpool set to disrupt Arsenal's transfer plans with Higuain move

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/517215/Liverpool-Higuain-Napoli-Liverpool-Martinez-Porto

"However, reports in Italy claim that Napoli have already lined up a replacement for Higuain in Colombia star Martinez, who is wanted by Arsene Wenger."


I'd rather we signed Jackson Martinez and leave Higuain at Napoli. Like Balotelli, Higuain surely isn't really the kind of striker we need. Martinez is closer to it.

How they compare:

14/15   Martinez:  5 goals, 0 assists in 6 league games, 2 goals in 3 CL games
             Higuain:   0 goals, 2 assists in 5 league games, 1 goal in 2 CL games, 1 goal in 1 UEFA Cup game

13/14  Martinez:  20 goals, 3 assists in 30 league games, 2 goals in 6 CL games, 1 goal in 5 UEFA Cup games
            Higuain:   17 goals, 7 assists in 32 league games, 4 goals, 2 assists in 5 CL games, 1 goal, 2 assists in 4 UEFA Cup games 

Martinez will be 28 on Friday
Higuain will be 27 in December
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2014, 11:49:00 PM »
Balotelli looked far better once Gerrard was moved forward into the advanced role. Ideally that's where he stays, if he plays.

So, priority has to be a midfielder with a strong defensive side to his game.

Not Tiote. He's a disaster waiting to happened. Poor discipline in every sense of the word, footballing and non-footballing.

We need more than simply quick and/or strong.
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Re: Winter transfer window 2015
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2014, 07:57:09 PM »
Liverpool's Spanish outcast Suso 'WILL' leave Anfield for AC Milan within 9-months

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/519896/Suso-AC-Milan-Transfer-Liverpool-Anfield-Kop-Anfield-Spain-International-Stars-Latest

He said: "I will only renew with Liverpool if I’m guaranteed I’ll play regularly. The option is clear if I don’t renew: let me leave."

I've no idea when he is supposed to have made that quote, but his whole situation has been handled poorly. If he expects to be 'guaranteed' to play regularly, then this attitude should have been ironed out of him, and made to understand that he is the only one that can guarantee regularly match time by his performances on the pitch and in training.
We shouldn't however have left ourselves in a position where a young player with such potential has neither been given a proper chance or where we let them go on a free. We should have brought money in for him.

Yet again, we show how poor we are where transfers and maximising income from them are concerned.
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