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I can understand Klopp’s view that you let a player go if he wants off. As ever, it comes down to timing, and money. Do we have the replacement? Is the offer adequate?

 

I’d like to think that if he is going we agree a deal now, for the summer. Put the speculation to rest, everyone knows where they stand, Coutinho finishes the season here, (and to be fair when he has played he gives his all) and we have time to line up deal/s we need to make sure the team isn’t short ahead of next season.

 

We hold the cards due to time left on contract. I’d like to think that’s how it will pan out,

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Even if Klopp wants him to fuck off and not be a disturbance im sure he wants us to get paid his market value. And we can be sure FSG will see to it that we are. For players we didnt want to loose they have made sure we were paid pretty well.

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Too much of this soap for me, recurring every other year now. It will go on until we get back to the top. But the way Klopp is building we'll get there soon. Buy three top players every season and turn them top notch a la Mane and Salah. That way we could afford to lose one every now and then. If Barca cough up 130 m (of which 100m is up front) , just sell and get Lemar and unearth another gem. That is Klopp's job and he is good at it. Believe me we would have built a stronger squad with better depth. Coutinho is a very good player but he's no Suarez nor Souness. We march on!  

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To me, it is simple. We tell him the same as in the summer - you are not being sold, so this is all that you have for now, make the most of it. I am also against do any deals now for the summer. We may win a couple of things between now and then and, given that a large part of the appeal of the Spanish sides is that they win stuff - I don't entirely buy the 'he is latin, these clubs are in the genes' stuff....be interested to see how long the queue to go to Barca would be if they were mid-table - so let's try to win a few things ourselves and then see how the land lies. Also, the WC is going to change valuations so why be in a rush to market now? Hold firm. He will man up and play, just like he has since September. 

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Beating Barcelona in this year's Champions League Final would be nice.

Or at any point. Beat them, and then remind Phil that they weren't arsed about him in the summer until they got cucked by PSG/Neymar, and even then were not willing to pay his value.

 

Stand firm, refuse to be low-balled, win stuff. Things change quickly. 

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I'd rather beat them in the round of 8 so they don't even make the final.

 

Those snidey, self-important motherphuckers ..!

 

The quarter final?... The "Round of 8" belongs in the shitness of modern football thread.

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Too much of this soap for me, recurring every other year now. It will go on until we get back to the top. But the way Klopp is building we'll get there soon. Buy three top players every season and turn them top notch a la Mane and Salah. That way we could afford to lose one every now and then. If Barca cough up 130 m (of which 100m is up front) , just sell and get Lemar and unearth another gem. That is Klopp's job and he is good at it. Believe me we would have built a stronger squad with better depth. Coutinho is a very good player but he's no Suarez nor Souness. We march on!  

 

I don't agree that it will end even if we were winning trophies. Look at Neymar going from Barcelona to PSG. The way football's gone, there'll always be a few other sides with bigger budgets than many national governments.

 

At least we're on the right track in terms of future success, though.

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Liverpool have made contact with Monaco once again for Thomas Lemar, writes @johncrossmirror

 

Liverpool have admitted defeat in their attempts to persuade Philippe Coutinho to ignore the overtures of Barcelona, after he made clear he will not agree a new, improved contract because he has set his heart on a move to the Nou Camp. (@johncrossmirror)

 

Lemar is also wanted by Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, but has indicated he is leaning towards the lure of Klopp and his emerging young team. (@johncrossmirror)

 

It is understood Liverpool’s owner, Fenway Sports Group, will leave the final say on whether any bid is accepted to Klopp. (Paul Joyce)

 

Barcelona are readying a new bid for Coutinho, who wants to quit Liverpool this month, although it will take an offer in the region of €150 million (£133 million) for the club to consider selling. (Paul Joyce)

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The issue for me is Lemar being cup-tied for the CL. I don't begrudge Coutinho wanting to go - all players are transient employees and we benefit more than most from that - but after the damp squib of our last CL campaign this feels like the comeback we all wanted. The chance to ruffle a few feathers in the latter rounds and make our mark is potentially season-defining for a young side developing under Klopp. 

 

Sell now, tie up Lemar, but both players stay at their respective clubs until the summer. Klopp's worked with players he knows are leaving six months later before and got good performances out of them.

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The issue for me is Lemar being cup-tied for the CL. I don't begrudge Coutinho wanting to go - all players are transient employees and we benefit more than most from that - but after the damp squib of our last CL campaign this feels like the comeback we all wanted. The chance to ruffle a few feathers in the latter rounds and make our mark is potentially season-defining for a young side developing under Klopp. 

 

Sell now, tie up Lemar, but both players stay at their respective clubs until the summer. Klopp's worked with players he knows are leaving six months later before and got good performances out of them.

 

 

This would seem the least unpleasant outcome for us when you ignore the fantasy solutions of forcing him to stay, making him sit on the naughty step, telling Barca its £200 m or fuck off  etc etc. Reality is if he wants to go and the fee is significantly more than they offered in the summer without the ridiculous add on's he's going, I question whether we will get Lemar now or in the summer though.. Anyway we can all move on to Madrid's pursuit of Salah soon

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Looks like he'll be off this very month

 

 

Melissa Reddy

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Barcelona are finalising a package in excess of €150 million for Philippe Coutinho, which would make him their record signing and the third most expensive player in the world. Seems to now be a matter of when not if a deal will be done..

(link: http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/coutinho-closes-in-on-sealing-record-barcelona-transfer-from/l81wv45i1nqn1hbjvbhisi677) goal.com/en-gb/news/cou…

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We already have Lallana in our ranks, won't be surprised if we dealt with this in the summer.

let's sell Firmino cause we've got Solanke and Salah and Mane can go too cause we've Chamberlain and Ings.

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Looks like he'll be off this very month

 

 

Melissa Reddy

Melissa Reddy

@MelissaReddy_

Barcelona are finalising a package in excess of €150 million for Philippe Coutinho, which would make him their record signing and the third most expensive player in the world. Seems to now be a matter of when not if a deal will be done..

(link: http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/coutinho-closes-in-on-sealing-record-barcelona-transfer-from/l81wv45i1nqn1hbjvbhisi677) goal.com/en-gb/news/cou…

 

I do not see anything in there that says Liverpool will accept Barcelonas first bid which will be lower than the club wants. I also do not see anything there that says Liverpool will not do a deal that suit us by agreeing a sale but him leaving in summer. I do agree it is a question of when not if though.

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Barcelona are finalising an offer in excess of €150 million to secure Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, which would make him the third-most expensive footballer in the world and their record signing.

There was a possibility of doing an advanced deal now ahead of 2018-19, but Barca and Coutinho have pushed for an immediate transfer.

The base amount will be €120m nd it will be supplemented by €40m in add-ons related to performances and appearances, which are likely to be triggered. (Melissa Reddy)

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Coutinho won't leave this January, it doesn't help either club.

 

It doesn't help us.

 

It very much helps them.  They get one of the world's best players.

 

Simple math.

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