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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2016, 10:54:10 AM »
Milan ask Liverpool for Balotelli

http://www.football-italia.net/83291/milan-ask-liverpool-balotelli

No more loans. Buy him outright for hard cash. £10M. By Milan wanting him they've just upped his valuation.

Outright purchase and we don't subsidise his wages either.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2016, 04:12:33 PM »
After yet another game where we concede 3 goals, and with Skrtel at the heart of the defence, I think it's safe to say 2 centre halves are the absolute minimum requirement this Summer.

Until we know definitely, then we have to exclude Sakho for next season. Skrtel has to be upgraded and sold, no question about it, but even two new centre halves leaves us with Lovren, Matip, new centre half + Gomez.
We don't know how long term injury will affect Gomez, and he's only a rookie anyway.

After all that money spent and two successive seasons of transition bedding in multiple signings, next season should have been one of stability.
It's looking like 4 of the back 5 will have to be new faces, in addition to at least one starter in midfield. Half a new team yet again to bed in.

Smith's done himself no favours and with us being linked with several left backs, including Caner Erkin who's on a free, Cologne’s Jonas Hector (valuation circa £6.5M), Leicester's Ben Chilwell (no doubt the most expensive) and Lorient's Raphael Guerreiro, we could even see two new left backs. 

Whether it's worth trying to convert Moreno to a left winger or left sided attacker, I'm not sure, and where and how would he fit in the team in that sort of position anyway?
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2016, 11:24:14 PM »
Leicester ace ready to quit Premier League champions: Will snub Arsenal to join Liverpool

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/512541/Leicester-Ben-Chilwell-keen-join-Liverpool-over-Arsenal


He'd no doubt be an upgrade on Brad Smith, but is he ready or good enough to be first choice?
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2016, 11:52:20 PM »
Arsenal keen on shock deal for Liverpool ace: Two other Premier League sides keen

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/512641/Arsenal-Liverpool-Premier-League-Tottenham-Jordon-Ibe-transfer-news

Sending him out on loan seems unlikely considering Klopp's comments about loans when he first arrived. Ibe hasn't pushed on enough as expected this season, but it'll be interesting to see what Klopp decides to do with him.

The problem is he's not so 'young' anymore and he's not really showing consistent signs of being able to have an impact around the first team.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2016, 09:54:43 AM »
Jurgen Klopp to ask Roberto Firmino to help Liverpool complete major summer signing - LIVERPOOL are monitoring Hoffenheim forward Kevin Volland

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/513024/Kevin-Volland-Hoffenheim-Liverpool-Transfer-News-Signing-Firmino-Gossip-Rumour-Latest

With Klopp's preference for seemingly playing one up front, and having Origi, Ings and Studge for that position, it makes sense to add a 'flexible' attacker to Firmino, Coutinho and Lallana, as that would give us 4 players for those 3 positions, and if someone like Volland signs, who can play as a more conventional striker, then we have strength in depth amongst the strikers in case of an injury or three.

Interestingly we're also being linked with more traditional wingers too, suggesting Klopp would like the flexibility of playing with a winger as one of the three behind a striker, or maybe playing with a midfield four sometimes, either in a diamond, or a 4 across midfield with a traditional winger as one of the four, and either two strikers or one up and one off.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2016, 11:27:37 AM »
Rangers set to beat Tottenham and Man City to frustrated Liverpool youngster

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/667311/Liverpool-transfer-news-Rangers-Tottenham-Man-City-Premier-League-news-gossip-rumours

It's sad to a degree, but looking at his recent injury history, it's hard to get first team football when injured and managers need to rely on a player's resilence -

Season 14/15   Malleolar injury    - from Jan 29, 2015    to Aug 13, 2015 - 196 days - 24 games missed

Season 15/16   Muscle fibre -  from Oct 15, 2015 to   Dec 3, 2015 - 49 days - 11 games missed
                             Hamstring Injury - Dec 10, 2015 to present - 147 days -  36 games missed

I'm not sure whether he's recovered from his hamstring injury, but according to transfermarkt, he's still injured.
                       
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2016, 12:58:37 AM »
One of the best signings we could make this Summer is to prise Atletico Madrid's goalkeeping coach, Pablo Vercellone, away.

When you look how much Courtois improved whilst he was there on loan for those three seasons, and now he seems to be doing a similar job with Jan Oblak.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2016, 09:57:06 PM »
We could do worse than look at Corentin Tolisso of Lyon, who's a defensive midfielder, who can also play right back. He's 21 and under contract for another 4 years. Signed a five year deal last Summer.

6ft tall - 5 goals and 6 assists in the league (33 games), 1 goal in 3 French cup matches and 1 goal in 2 French league cup matches, is some going for a defensive midfielder. He also has 3 goals in 15 French U-21 matches.

It's always good to have the goals spread throughout the team.

Of course Arsenal are being linked with. Then again, they're regular linked with half the players in Ligue 1.

Just to put his goalscoring into some sort of context - Lallana, 4 goals, 6 assists in 30 league games.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2016, 08:46:28 PM »
Zielinski's in the bag and Grujic will be coming so I can't see it happening.

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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2016, 05:43:37 PM »
Zielinski's in the bag and Grujic will be coming so I can't see it happening.

Different players.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2016, 07:40:10 PM »
So it seems like for this summer so far the players we are linked with are:-

Gotze - my rating in terms of coming - 2.5/5
Zielinski - 4/5
Hector - 2.5/5
Chilwell - 4/5
Karius - 3/5
Dahoud - 1/5

Hopefully more to come.........we need it!




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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2016, 02:49:48 PM »
So it seems like for this summer so far the players we are linked with are:-

Gotze - my rating in terms of coming - 2.5/5
Zielinski - 4/5
Hector - 2.5/5
Chilwell - 4/5
Karius - 3/5
Dahoud - 1/5

Hopefully more to come.........we need it!

Karius seems to this week's favoured German goalkeeper. I wonder who's next.

It seems the normal thing to quote Karius as competition for Mignolet, rather than an upgrade or replacement.

Likewise with Ben Chilwell in relation to Moreno.

Surely both Mignolet and Moreno need replacing and definitely upgrading upon, not merely having competition.

Is Ben Chilwell good enough to be first choice left back?
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2016, 04:10:53 PM »
So it seems like for this summer so far the players we are linked with are:-

Gotze - my rating in terms of coming - 2.5/5
Zielinski - 4/5
Hector - 2.5/5
Chilwell - 4/5
Karius - 3/5
Dahoud - 1/5

Hopefully more to come.........we need it!

Add Danny Drinkwater (I can hear Martin's cheers from here) and this week's German centre half, Niklas Sule to the list, along with Shane Long. Yes, that link has resurfaced, and another striker we're getting linked with is Edin Dzeko. If we're going to sign Man City related strikers then I'd prefer Aguero.

Newly promoted Italian club Crotone are being linked with Balotelli. They really would end up in the soup if they signed him, but at least we'd be rid.

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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2016, 04:17:01 PM »
The Gotze rumours seem to be intensifying daily. More lazy journalism and wishful fan site thinking.

However...............
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2016, 12:27:44 AM »
Apparently Higuain wants to come to Anfield to play under Klopp.

That would definitely be interesting.
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