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Starting to go off Klopp a bit...

Sell Coutinho, he wants to go and there are enough attacking players in the Liverpool squad to cope with his loss. £114 million is in line with the over the odds prices that players are going for. Use the money to buy a goalkeeper and a left back.

Secondly, get over yourself and reinstate Sahko into the defence. Klavan is a liability and Gomez is not ready for the Premiership, at least not at a top side. Lovren and Matip and irregular at best too. Moreno? Nothing needs saying here that isn't already known about his defensive capabilities.


Well.

For a start Barca can suck one, especially with the clauses they're offering. It's 80 million spread over 5 years, rest is stupid clauses. If they want him then they can pay up front for him.

Also he would be a big loss, as seen today we look very one dimensional at times. Re goalkeeper I think we're fine, there's no one out there available that would improve us. More pressing to sort out CB situation either way. LB Robertson looked better there today, Moreno has looked better in pre-season but I would still make him into a midfielder a la Bale at Spurs.
Jesus, Arsenal have got to have the most pointless selection of players ever. Fucks the point in Ozil, Walcott, Ox, Giroud or Welbeck, if they're fucking passing it around in the middle of the park with 5 minutes left instead of getting it forward.

Absolutely fuming they cost me my bet.
Fuck me that was hard work, imagine having Jordan Henderson and James Milner in midfield at home vs Palace.
Manchester United of old. Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Lukaku, Matic all sensational.


Behave.
Swansea are really good...


Absolutely rolled over with that 2nd goal. United were in a bit of bother at 1-0.
Draxler would fit in well I reckon, I haven't seen enough of him but 32 million for him is a bargain, especially considering his age and what others are going for.
Lacazette started well and seems the perfect type for Arsenal tbf
I rate Salah but as you say, we already had Mane, Lallana etc so whether he was really needed is debatable. One player i'd like to sign is Aubameyang and the fact he worked under Klopp at BVB gives me a little bit of hope he may come but obviously that wouldn't be this summer nor January unless they fall into horrible form and he wants out. But with transfer prices I think we'd be priced out of him.

Don't think we need to spend 80mil on a centre mid, especially one who isn't considered 'one of the best' currently and nor do I think we need to spend £60mil on a defender like VVD, yes hes quality but for that much surely we can get a couple decent leaders at the back. I like Sakho but its clear Klopp won't play him, rumors of WBA coming in for him, if we sell him, who comes in before the window shuts to cover numbers as you say for the extra CL games we face this year.


I had small hope for Aubameyang at the start of the window, but it's all gone as Klopp is obviously happy with our striker options. And as much as I like Bobby, he is not an out and out striker and he never will be. Pisses me off when Arsenal get Lacazette for a bargain, who will bang them 20+ goals this year.

Draxler is going at a bargain price and would fit in I reckon, especially with Lallana out and Coutinho potentially gone. Fuck it, I'd throw the 60 mil on VVD as well, even though he wouldn't make a huge difference. We need these transfers without any of the Coutinho money, if he goes that should be used on top to replace him.
Yeah I'm with you. We can't really let him go this window, its getting too late to bring in a 'big name' and fed up with small club players coming to us expecting them to light up the club and never do. Hold on to him till january, let him go Barcelona then for as much as we can get for him and have a month to bring in a new player to fit the formation etc. Seen Draxler is looking cheap, but not sure he'd fit us.


I'd just like us to sign anyone at this rate to be fair. There was talk of 200 million spending, all these rumours etc and so far we've signed Salah, who while a great player is very similar to what we already have. We were already thin as fuck last year and have added CL commitments this year. No idea why we're trying to break the bank for Keita, when there's options like Draxler or even Sigurdsson who's just gone Everton. Klopp needs to bury the hatchet with Sakho as well as he was a decent defender before his ban, and we're already shit and thin in defence.

But instead we've got Lallana coming out that Sturridge is like having two new signings. Fantastic.
personally pleased to see Liverpool holding firm on it. Think Coutinho will still be a red come the end of the transfer window and hoping it won't be long until his 'back injury' is fine to be playing again.


Yes and no. Fuck Barca and fuck player power these days. But in the long run he will go there, and you've got to question his commitment and state of mind now. He's going to feel betrayed if he doesn't go. We're lucky it's a World Cup year because he has to perform now. I still think he'll go, if not now then in January (previously I thought there was no chance). Disappointed in him (well it's probably his agent twisting his head + family getting involved) but too used to it after Torres and Suarez. Might as well milk Barcelona dry though, they've already upped £40 million from initial bid.
How much can we milk Barca for here..
Never said he wasn't a good player, yet too many people fail to realise that Ozil does a lot more for the team than it actually looks like. I'd love see his stats for distance covered if they're available anywhere?

Sigurdsson may have scored more but he is no where near Ozil in chances created and assists are a bad stat to use as you only get them if your team mate scores. I mean Ozil created 12 chances against Sunderland alone last season (a Prem record) yet we only won the game 2-0.


Think a lot of it stems from that game vs City where he was caught just walking when City were passing it around him.

Good point, but equally Ozil has supposedly better players to finish off his chances when compared to Sigurdsson.

On an unrelated note, how have Juve nabbed Matuidi from PSG. Does he not play there much anymore?
Why when he's clearly not as good?


No idea where this motion that Sigurdsson isn't a good player comes from. He almost single handily kept them up last year. Just for comparison, last year he scored 9 goals, assisted 13. Ozil scored 8 and assisted 9 (in 5 less games mind) in a much better team. In his last 3 seasons he's scored 27 and assisted 26 in 101 games in a dogshite Swansea team. Ozil has scored 18, assisted 33 in 88. Oh and Sigurdsson actually defends/runs around (delete as appropriate.)

Hell, if we sell Coutinho he would have been my number 1 replacement.
Very good? Only at set-pieces. Average to decent in every other scenario.


Controversial but I'd rather have him than Ozil in my team.
Very good? Only at set-pieces. Average to decent in every other scenario.


Controversial but I'd rather have him than Ozil in my team.
In fairness i could have put in Seaman

And for me Gerrard is quite possibly the best central midfielder i have ever seen.


http://team-picker.files.bbci.co.uk/all-time-premier-league-xi-d3eaace8e79cf4ae30ef56eb484edf93.jpg

Was a hard choice of couple season wonders (e.g. Suarez) vs more established guys (e.g. Owen) but think this covers it for me. Potentially drop Drogba for a Vieira/Scholes/Keane/Shearer
Sigurdsson's a good player mind.
Not biased at all

Also no Scholes? omg best midfielder ever, Gerrard and Lampard can't lace his boots etc etc..

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Fuck Birmingham City
81 points, lost 7 as I had Naughton on the bench. Got Lukaku, Aguero and Lacazette up top.. was debating Firmino over Lacazette, could have had a few extra points
Impressive from United, don't like it.



Hamman summarising it there. Klopp has a shite record of closing out games, we smashed them for about 20 minutes and were on top when he made some questionable substitutions. Alexander Arnold was boss at right back, and he bought on Gomez who gave the free kick away for the goal.. Origi couldn't hold the ball up for fuck.




That's offside but sound.
Glad we can still defend set pieces.
Please announce Van Dijk.
Please announce Van Dijk.
Yeah thought he had a little bit more loyalty around him, but he's obviously had his head twisted and his family coming out and talking bollocks.
Can't blame him like.
City will flop