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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2015, 03:57:19 PM »
and maybe, the kid will peak, and be of some use to us, in 5 years time. 

or, maybe not.

like it's not like we have a great batting average with bringing in kids from Europe.

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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2015, 08:32:51 PM »
it was Klopp's assistant who has scouted Grujic for 2 years..........


P.s. He's going to be a first team player next season.

Are we that desperate that Klopp's assistant (I presume you mean Zeljko Buvac) is going to be donning his boots and given a squad number?  ;D
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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2015, 08:34:26 PM »
and maybe, the kid will peak, and be of some use to us, in 5 years time. 

or, maybe not.

like it's not like we have a great batting average with bringing in kids from Europe.

'Maybe' could be turned into a breathing exercise to help us cope with the stresses and frustrations of our transfer business.
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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2015, 10:20:59 PM »
Report: Liverpool chasing Fiorentina’s Giuseppe Rossi

http://www.squawka.com/news/report-liverpool-chasing-fiorentinas-giuseppe-rossi/555877

Rossi makes Sturridge look like iron man. Somehow, I doubt this.

Talking of Studge, let's hope he doesn't pull his cracker too hard tomorrow, otherwise we could have a dislocated shoulder on our hands.
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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2015, 11:09:11 AM »
 :) :)

yes, I saw that Rossi link yesterday, and like you, I laughed.

Another injury prone bloke, the last thing we need.

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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2015, 04:50:45 PM »
:) :)

yes, I saw that Rossi link yesterday, and like you, I laughed.

Another injury prone bloke, the last thing we need.

Him and Studge will form the perfect strike partnership but only in the physio's room.

When you look at all the 'lesser lights' at clubs that are tearing up the league this season, if there's a chance to pick up a cheap unknown striker/attacker this window, then I say we take the risk.

The biggest disappointments of Rodgers era transfers have all come with the biggest price tags.

It would be great to start the second half of the season with a top flight keeper as that's the biggest single player improvement we could make, but it's doubtful that can happen.
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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2015, 07:49:44 PM »
Him and Studge will form the perfect strike partnership but only in the physio's room.

When you look at all the 'lesser lights' at clubs that are tearing up the league this season, if there's a chance to pick up a cheap unknown striker/attacker this window, then I say we take the risk.

The biggest disappointments of Rodgers era transfers have all come with the biggest price tags.

It would be great to start the second half of the season with a top flight keeper as that's the biggest single player improvement we could make, but it's doubtful that can happen.

yes, we are buying players that fall between stools - there is always some flaw - either they are too young to slot straight in - or they are once-greats that have been hobbled by injury - or they are lads with potential but come at far too high a price tag (for mere potential).

I think we have two problems - we are buying the wrong profile of player and 2)  in our last 5 years, we have had dimwits in charge of transfers and scouting.

I woul dlike to see analysis of us, when we were at our best.  Yes, we bought ina youngster like Ian Rush.  But more often than not, we brought in lad slike Alan Kennedy, or Terry McDermott, or Peter Beardsley, or John Barnes, or John Aldridge, etc who were all reasonably established in top flight football.  They were lads who were in their early to mid 20s....they were not 18 or 19 years old....or 21, like Borini.

And we always used to bring in the right type - team player, good family background, didn't like the beer and women too much, etc.

I wonder if our owners are setting the wrong terms re transfers.   i.e. are they trying to make us a nursery club, bring in cheap, and sell for higher prices.


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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2015, 01:49:15 AM »
Did we miss a trick not at least trying to sign Javier Hernandez. With 18 goals in 22 games for Bayer Leverkusen this season he's shown he's not forgotten where the net is.

He'd be a better fit than Benteke, so maybe a cheeky bid to get ourselves a forward who's firing and can be relied on fitness wise.
He's the sort that would combine well with the likes of Coutinho and especially Firmino, as he's more the sort of player Firmino would thrive playing off.
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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2015, 10:44:22 AM »
Did we miss a trick not at least trying to sign Javier Hernandez. With 18 goals in 22 games for Bayer Leverkusen this season he's shown he's not forgotten where the net is.

He'd be a better fit than Benteke, so maybe a cheeky bid to get ourselves a forward who's firing and can be relied on fitness wise.
He's the sort that would combine well with the likes of Coutinho and especially Firmino, as he's more the sort of player Firmino would thrive playing off.

good call.

Hernandez may have been a far better bet than Benteke.

And some reports this week say he wants to move back and try the Premiership again......with Arsenal supposedly keen.

He is small - 5 feet 7 or so.  Probably didn't fit the profile of what we wanted in the summer.

But right now, if he is available in January, I would bring him to Anfield.
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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2015, 01:06:41 PM »
Man Utd wouldn't sell us a virus let alone Hernandez  ::)

Anyway I have some news. Klopp wants Berahino.

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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2015, 05:18:43 PM »
Anyway I have some news. Klopp wants Berahino.

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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2016, 03:44:31 PM »
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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2016, 10:22:16 PM »
I actually like the way Klopp's approaching the window. Even though we have injury problems, and players that need upgrading, he's not rushing headlong into signing players for the sake of it (think Allen, and letting Hendo go nearly), and really is being more thorough in checking out every nook and cranny of the club to make sure we don't have someone already at the club that could fit a particular bill.

Injuries are far more temporary than the length of contract any new arrival would be on, or maybe he just doesn't like the options t'committee has come up with.
Hopefully we'll start to see a change in the way we recruit next Summer. I think Klopp will soon work out our current system isn't fit for purpose, along with several of it's members.
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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2016, 01:51:13 PM »
Steven Caulker on loan until the end of the season:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/saints/news/14198343.Southampton_defender_departs_for_Liverpool/?ref=rss

He's a typical PL centre half, which is arguably something we've been missing.

What's good is that we've not 'panic bought' and landed ourselves with more potential deadwood 18 months down the line.
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Re: January 2016 transfer window
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2016, 01:53:04 PM »
Jon Jo Shelvey on his way to Newcastle for circa £12M. I bet we didn't insert a sell-on clause when we sold him to Swansea, like everyone seems to do to us when we buy one of their players, unlike Arsenal:

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/633853/Arsenal-Benik-Afobe-Bournemouth-transfer
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