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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #150 on: August 18, 2016, 07:43:41 PM »
Liverpool agree to sell Christan Benteke to Crystal Palace for £32 million

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/08/18/liverpool-agree-to-sell-christan-benteke-to-crystal-palace-for-3/

£27M + £5M in add-ons. All things considered that's a pretty good deal, and we're being very sensible in accepting it.

Now for Balotelli. (inserts 'on knees praying' smilie).
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« Reply #151 on: August 20, 2016, 01:24:28 PM »
Good luck to Benteke.

It wasn't his fault he was signed by a manager who didn't play to his strengths, or in a team to who's style he obviously wasn't suited. Neither was it his fault that we hugely overpaid for him either.
He wasn't a £32.5M player, so was never going to play like one.

It's ironic that Palace have just sold their best winger.

It's a satisfying ending to a ridiculous signing.
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« Reply #152 on: August 20, 2016, 01:27:46 PM »
Why do we keep being linked with Joe Hart? We've already got the authentic Mignolet. We don't need a 'Mignolet lite'.
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« Reply #153 on: August 22, 2016, 11:43:41 PM »
Liverpool prepared to send Mamadou Sakho out on loan

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/08/22/liverpool-prepared-to-send-mamadou-sakho-out-on-loan/

Surely we then have to bring in another centre half.

If Martins Indi is available for £7M then maybe we should get him. Whilst I don't like the idea of 'can play there' type players, Moreno or Milner can't play there (left back), and Martins Indi would allow Klopp some flexibility with how and where he uses Gomez when he recovers from injury.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #154 on: August 23, 2016, 11:20:29 PM »
Raiola offers Balotelli to Everton

http://www.football-italia.net/90272/raiola-offers-balotelli-everton


 ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D

Classic. Just classic.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #155 on: August 23, 2016, 11:25:36 PM »
West Brom plotting £7m swoop for Leeds star: Liverpool want him too

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/540143/West-Brom-Leeds-Charlie-Taylor-Championship-Premier-League-transfers-rumours-gossip-news

For less than that we could get Martins Indi, which would give us greater depth, and cover Sakho rather than seeing Lucas used there.

If Can is going to suffer with a few injuries I'd rather see Lucas play as our deepest midfielder than Hendo.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #156 on: August 24, 2016, 10:06:39 AM »
Liverpool make enquiry for Real Madrid star: Chelsea have already made £60m bid

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/703335/Liverpool-news-James-Rodriguez-Real-Madrid-demands-Arsenal-Chelsea-latest-transfers

Somehow I doubt it.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #157 on: August 24, 2016, 10:45:54 AM »
Raiola offers Balotelli to Everton

http://www.football-italia.net/90272/raiola-offers-balotelli-everton


 ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D

Classic. Just classic.

And now the journos truly have lost the plot:

Man United considering shock raid on Liverpool before transfer window closes - report

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/540346/Manchester-United-consider-move-Liverpool-striker-Mario-Balotelli-Jose-Mourinho-reunion

I guess Balotelli places swelling his bank balance even more above actually getting to play football.

Or maybe Mino Raiola is just thinking about his best chance of screwing the biggest fee out of a club.

Some modern players and pretty much every agent really are vomit inducing.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #158 on: August 24, 2016, 10:57:01 AM »
Raiola offers Balotelli to Everton

http://www.football-italia.net/90272/raiola-offers-balotelli-everton


 ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D

Classic. Just classic.

And now the journos truly have lost the plot:

Man United considering shock raid on Liverpool before transfer window closes - report

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/540346/Manchester-United-consider-move-Liverpool-striker-Mario-Balotelli-Jose-Mourinho-reunion

I guess Balotelli places swelling his bank balance even more above actually getting to play football.

Or maybe Mino Raiola is just thinking about his best chance of screwing the biggest fee out of a club.

Some modern players and pretty much every agent really are vomit inducing.

And the most far fetched yet - from:

http://sportwitness.co.uk/crystal-palace-keen-signing-another-liverpool-player/

Crystal Palace keen on signing another Liverpool player

According to Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday, Crystal Palace are interested in signing Mario Balotelli. Gazzetta say Crystal Palace have shown interest in signing Balotelli in the last few hours.

Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola prefers his client moving to another Premier League club as they can afford the financial terms of any possible deal.


Of course he does, the fat, greedy parasite.

Gazzetta dello Sport make the Sunday Sport seem like a serious, high brow broadsheet.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #159 on: August 24, 2016, 06:21:14 PM »
Another hour, another club:

Club president confirms his side want Liverpool ace: They've opened talks over a deal

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/540481/Mario-Balotelli-loan-deal-Swiss-club-Sion-confirms-club-president

"Balotelli has one year left on his Liverpool deal, meaning a season-long loan exit would see a zero return for the club when he walks away for nothing in 12 months time.

They could look to strike a cut-price sale now to ensure at least some of the cash spent on him is recouped, but rivals sides may prefer not to gamble on a permanent transfer.
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Release him on a free so he can get another club, with the club he goes to saving on a transfer fee, on the condition he doesn't get the remaining year or any 'bonuses' that may be due, paid up.

He may earn less this year than he would have done with us, but if he doesn't get a club before September 1st, and therefore plays no football this season, then even on free, no club will touch him next Summer, considering what will, by then, be his record over the last 3 seasons.

Of course, he could get a loan move in the January window, but that could do even more harm if he messes up a 5 month loan, as he could quite possibly do. It would mean even more nails in his career coffin than he already has.

Him and his parasitic agent need to make some concessions otherwise he may as well announce his retirement now.

I wonder how much all this activity of Raiola's is going to cost us in fees on top of paying most of his salary to play for someone else if he does somehow manage to find a club.

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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #160 on: August 24, 2016, 06:49:15 PM »
Stoke make loan move for Liverpool outcast as Mark Hughes looks to bolster his squad

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/703548/Mamadou-Sakho-transfer-latest-Stoke-loan-move


So until Lucas and/or Gomez are back we'll be limping on with 3 centre halves.

Why are we so different in our approach to defensive recruitment and squad depth, to the way we approach things with attacking players?

Until the entire defensive side of things is given the same apparent status as the attacking side, we are likely to continuing being poor on that front, and that in turn will cost us matches.
We could have played for a fortnight against Burnley, and on the day, would not have scored, but a point would have been better, and our goal difference the healthier for it. 
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2016
« Reply #161 on: August 25, 2016, 11:11:55 AM »
Caner Erkin, who joined Inter whilst Mancini was still manager, on a free transfer from Fenerbahce, is available with Mancini having left and been replaced by Frank de Boer.

Depending on the price, he'd be another decent option.

Also, we're supposed to be looking at 22 year old Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor, who has one year left on his contract, and Leeds will apparently sell for £7M.

So €7.7M (£6.58M) for 31 cap Dutch international Bruno Martins Indi or £7M for Charlie Taylor, who's played at no higher level than the second tier, and who has 2 caps at England U-19 level.
Martins Indi has 3 U-17, 16 U-19 and 8 U-21 for Holland.

Surely we're not going to attempt to go through the season (as January would be a bust window) with a failed left winger or a right midfielder as our left back options.

There's no telling when Gomez is back, or how his injuries have affected him, plus there's the length of time required to regain complete match fitness and sharpness, so Gomez can be regarded as no more than a 'bonus option' possibly at some point this season.
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« Reply #162 on: August 25, 2016, 12:24:58 PM »
Liverpool Face Tough Transfer Decision After £18m Bid Is Lodged

http://bet.unibet.co.uk/football/premier-league/transfer-news-today-liverpool-face-tough-transfer-decision-after-ps18m-bid

Do we keep or sell?

If we sold him though, who is there out there who's better and available?

There's no point selling him unless the replacement is an improvement.

Considering how much we've actually spent overall, surely we've got money for a left back and a defensive midfielder without the need to sell Sakho.

Also, unless Klopp really does think that Alexander-Arnold could cover Clyne for an extended period should Clyne suffer a long term injury, and despite him supposedly being a midfielder, then a right back wouldn't go amiss either.
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« Reply #163 on: August 26, 2016, 10:39:22 PM »
Liverpool offer £11 million for rising Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/08/26/liverpool-offer-11million-for-rising-borussia-dortmund-star-chri/

Can he play left back, or defensive midfield?   ;D
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« Reply #164 on: August 27, 2016, 10:55:59 PM »
Liverpool closing in on international star: He'll have a medical within 48 hours

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/541315/Liverpool-pole-position-to-land-Ante-Coric-15m-Man-City-transfers-rumours-gossip-medical

Attacking/central midfielder. If it puts Coutinho under pressure and gets him performing consistently, then OK.

It just seems like Klopp is stubbornly focused on getting Hendo and Milner to each learn a new position as the season develops.
It's a massive gamble with our entire season.
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