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1 minute ago, TheDrowningMan said:

Agreed. I’ve typically been okay with FSG, I don’t might frugality when there’s a plan for things going wrong. Not buying a top class CB this window - even if it’s a summer target at a large premium - is just an egregiously horrendous decision, and since now top four looks improbable, we all know what happens next.
 

Heavy spending will be needed in the summer if we are to compete near the top next time around, but the more likely situation is high profile outgoings to cover the loss of expected income and a couple of contract renewals feted as though they’re new signings. If we let another player go they might let Klopp spend 50% of the fee.

We won't be signing in the summer, they're already at it in the press saying about the players contracts and we're concerned of the impact of covid. it'll be dressed up getting a couple of the players to sign new contracts as a win. the only way money will go out of the door this summer is if they flog off one of the stars. It'll be covid, no CL/reduced TV for being shit/paying for the training ground/paying for more pictures of the annie road/the price of traffic cones for the annie road car park. These cunts have been running the club on a shoestring since they got here. Klopp has come in and given us all a great time, but as I said on another thread - he's not fucking Jesus, he's not turning water to wine whenever he wants. Miracles won't go on forever. We made a great leap forward as a team when we bought 2 absolutely top class players (which was financed by selling 1 top class player). The way to progress is easy to see. But while money isn't flowing down from Madrid and Barca, our investment model is fucked unless we start selling to City again.  

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Just now, Colonel Bumcunt said:

I'm not sure why Williams and Phillips remain on the books. 

If they can't offer backup in an emergency, then they're patently nowhere near good enough for the club.  

Should have just took the pair out the back of Anfield and stuck them in front of a firing squad.

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12 minutes ago, The Golden Eel said:

Should have just took the pair out the back of Anfield and stuck them in front of a firing squad.

But seriously, what are we paying for?  What are we wasting our time and money on by curating u21,u19,u17 etc?  A centre back. That's all we were asking for.  One half decent centre back. 

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23 minutes ago, Barrington Womble said:

We won't be signing in the summer, they're already at it in the press saying about the players contracts and we're concerned of the impact of covid. it'll be dressed up getting a couple of the players to sign new contracts as a win. the only way money will go out of the door this summer is if they flog off one of the stars. It'll be covid, no CL/reduced TV for being shit/paying for the training ground/paying for more pictures of the annie road/the price of traffic cones for the annie road car park. These cunts have been running the club on a shoestring since they got here. Klopp has come in and given us all a great time, but as I said on another thread - he's not fucking Jesus, he's not turning water to wine whenever he wants. Miracles won't go on forever. We made a great leap forward as a team when we bought 2 absolutely top class players (which was financed by selling 1 top class player). The way to progress is easy to see. But while money isn't flowing down from Madrid and Barca, our investment model is fucked unless we start selling to City again.  

Oh definitely, the contract renewal puff-pieces going out when they did was incredibly transparent. I don’t think it’ll be just one big name out the door - one of Salah or Mané is likely (I suspect there are Echo articles about how we’ve already signed their replacement in Jota written and ready to go), but I’ve said elsewhere that Van Dijk is my biggest concern. I’m sure I’ll be accused of catastrophising, but  he’s almost 30 with two years remaining, would want a fortune to extend (probably more without CL) and is too big an asset for FSG to risk losing on a free or for a relative pittance the following summer.

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Ødegaard ready for Arsenal on loan, he’s a Liverpool supporter, if we had wanted him Im sure we could have got him. 

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1 hour ago, Colonel Bumcunt said:

I'm not sure why Williams and Phillips remain on the books. 

If they can't offer backup in an emergency, then they're patently nowhere near good enough for the club.  

Well Phillips wouldn't be on the books had we been able to shift him as planned, he was supposed to leave and it's why he wasn't in the CL squad. And I think if Koumetio hadn't have injured himself while taking Alisson out in training, we would have loaned out Williams again, so neither would be at the club. I know everyone is always so made up at the job Edwards does, but there are times we do get left with players who the club don't want because we ask for so much (I guess too much if they're not being signed). Phillips, Wilson and Gruijic were all supposed to have left the club permanently in the summer (and we've been trying to shift Origi) and who knows, if they had, we might have a new centre back now.  Sometimes the club isn't as fucking clever as it makes out. 

40 minutes ago, TheDrowningMan said:

Oh definitely, the contract renewal puff-pieces going out when they did was incredibly transparent. I don’t think it’ll be just one big name out the door - one of Salah or Mané is likely (I suspect there are Echo articles about how we’ve already signed their replacement in Jota written and ready to go), but I’ve said elsewhere that Van Dijk is my biggest concern. I’m sure I’ll be accused of catastrophising, but  he’s almost 30 with two years remaining, would want a fortune to extend (probably more without CL) and is too big an asset for FSG to risk losing on a free or for a relative pittance the following summer.

To be honest though, do you really see any side being willing to pay the fee FSG want? Especially on the back of a major injury like he has just had. I reckon if VVD doesn't sign a new contract this summer, he will see his contract out. 

37 minutes ago, Code said:

Ødegaard ready for Arsenal on loan, he’s a Liverpool supporter, if we had wanted him Im sure we could have got him. 

We don't want anyone unless someone leaves. 

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1 hour ago, Barrington Womble said:

and we'll still have people on here saying "klopp doesn't like stop gaps", "klopp can have whatever he wants, he just has to ask", "klopp will always wait to get the player he wants, he doesn't do 2nd choices". We're not signing anyone because FSG don't want us to sign anyone, it really is that simple. 

But you’re the boy who cries wolf. You were bound to call one right eventually. 

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The thing is about us "offloading" players ... who is gonna buy them?

 

The only clubs unaffected by covid will be Chelsea, PSG and City. Man Utd, Bayern, Real Madrid probably the next least affected. Barca are pretty fucked financially, and covid will have hurt them even more. The only way they have cash is if someone buys Messi, which they probably won't.

 

We won't sell to Man Utd, we might sell to City but unlikely. Chelsea have just spent a shitload last summer. Bayern have an excellent squad and don't really need a big signing. I guess Real might be able to afford one of Mane or Salah depending on departures? Or PSG might want backup for Neymar and Mbappe?

 

Not a great deal of options out there really. Might be why Wijnaldum hasn't signed anything yet as well.

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Just now, 1892-LFCWasBorn said:

Didn't you get the memo? Friday 8:30pm is the new Tuesday.

OK. I'm in.

 

Gotta be MBappe. Playing him at CB.

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1 hour ago, 1892-LFCWasBorn said:

 

Fuck it. I'll cling to any transfer news at the moment. 

Wonder who we’re selling?

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7 hours ago, Barrington Womble said:

We won't be signing in the summer, they're already at it in the press saying about the players contracts and we're concerned of the impact of covid. it'll be dressed up getting a couple of the players to sign new contracts as a win. the only way money will go out of the door this summer is if they flog off one of the stars. It'll be covid, no CL/reduced TV for being shit/paying for the training ground/paying for more pictures of the annie road/the price of traffic cones for the annie road car park. These cunts have been running the club on a shoestring since they got here. Klopp has come in and given us all a great time, but as I said on another thread - he's not fucking Jesus, he's not turning water to wine whenever he wants. Miracles won't go on forever. We made a great leap forward as a team when we bought 2 absolutely top class players (which was financed by selling 1 top class player). The way to progress is easy to see. But while money isn't flowing down from Madrid and Barca, our investment model is fucked unless we start selling to City again.  

To be fair, you were saying the same last summer and we got Jota and Thiago in. I know how it worked out transfers wise, and you're bang on the money about how they operate.

 

The sample size on that is more than big enough, now.

 

But there will be ways to sign players this summer. It just won't be without deals the other way to finance them.

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13 minutes ago, Bobby Hundreds said:

How did dortmund get such a free run at haaland considering his price. How did we end up with minamino did we just scout the games against us.

I think Haaland wanted a career jump to a moderate sized club like Dortmund where he would play every game without question and who have a history of being fine with selling players for a fair price. I don't think he would have gone to a bigger club than them right away.

 

Minamino was a bargain who played for a club that has a similar style of football to us, so he could have been a steal for the price if good enough. Unfortunately, he may not be good enough.

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6 hours ago, joe_fishfish said:

I guess Real might be able to afford one of Mane or Salah depending on departures? Or PSG might want backup for Neymar and Mbappe. 

Yes, could see Mane or Salah moving to the French league to sit on the bench while inferior players start. 

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12 minutes ago, Jairzinho said:

Yes, could see Mane or Salah moving to the French league to sit on the bench while inferior players start. 

Realistically it is the most we could hope for. 

 

#THEBENCH!!

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