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26 Jul 2017 21:30:05
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26 Jul 2017 20:58:40
Bookies have us as 3/1 favourites to sign Lanzini. Probably nothing but has anyone heard anything?

Believable0 1Unbelievable

26 Jul 2017 21:21:43
Decent player. No coutinho tho 😒.

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26 Jul 2017 13:44:50
Hi Ed, do you have knowledge if fiorentona are negotiating permanent or loan deal for markovic?

Believable3 1Unbelievable

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool want to sell him.}

26 Jul 2017 13:37:51
See us and Arsenal are being linked with Benzema from real Madrid any on this Eds? Seems highly unlikely to me 🙈.

Believable0 10Unbelievable

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach but if circumstances turn out as they might, then Arsenal is certainly an optiom.}

26 Jul 2017 14:20:21
Cheers Ed👍.

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26 Jul 2017 15:09:03
Lacazette and Benzema for Arsenal

Wenger going to play 2 up top?

Benzema to LFC-really?

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26 Jul 2017 15:58:41
Wenger's getting Benzema to replace Bellerin.

It's on the advice of Rodgers who will be taking the Arsenal hot seat in a few months 😉.

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26 Jul 2017 15:47:58
Ed why does arsenal seem possible but not us? We are in ucl they in europa league. I agree with a post you replied to a while back (may have been the other ed) saying we need a proper goal scorer to finish all the chances our midfield create. Love ds and firmino. I hope they are on team sheet a lot but ds gets injured, firmino works so hard to create opportunities but when he has a chance I don't feel that he is going to bury it every time. Benzema would be amazing! And why not? Player getting on a bit but still has plenty to offer, I think we are perfect for him. Still one of the massive clubs of the world, in Europe hoping to win league. It would certainly sooth the pain of coutinio if he goes.

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{Ed002's Note - Read the FIRST LINE.}

26 Jul 2017 16:35:08
Superred were not interested hence why arsenal may have a chance if they lose say Giroud which is looking likely.

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26 Jul 2017 16:35:35
I believe Ed002 is alluding to the fact that we are not looking for a striker but Arsenal still are. As to why we're not, I think Ed002 would suggest a "Dear Klipperty" letter?

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26 Jul 2017 17:31:18
Benzema has been woeful the past couple seasons. Serious attitude problem aswell, I'd give that a miss.

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26 Jul 2017 19:43:08
Didnt Benzema say himself that LFC isn't a club he'd join¿ 🤔.

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26 Jul 2017 20:36:34
Ah cool ed sorry dude. Would be amazing signing eh!

Been on here lately all doom and gloom but after thinking clearly about the situation AS IT STANDS, we have lost only one player (whom we were happy to let go) who can make the team sheet and we have signed 3 players who can make the team sheet.

Our squad is stronger and fuller and more top heavy than last year. Salah will torment defences this year I'm sure. Good window
Anything more will be gravy.

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26 Jul 2017 11:40:00
Any truth in the rumour that we contacted Leicester regarding Mahrez yesterday? TIA.

Believable0 8Unbelievable

{Ed002's Note - Leicester had no intention of selling Riyad Mahrez but with both Arsenal and Roma declareing an interest there will be a price they would let him go at. Juventus has moved on from their previous interest in the player and I am not aware of Liverpool showing any interest - and again it makes no sense unless Mane is leaving, particularly with Salah having arrived.}

26 Jul 2017 12:58:10
I had this weird feeling, I think it was the way Danny murphy was talking about mahrez on match of the day and I said to my mate. "mahrez will be a liverpool player next season" he would be sweet little addition. We need to keep hold of can
ThING that worry me about coutinio and Barcelona is the fact that he was their second choice so if he waits a year they may land their first choice and he misses out on Barcelona move. For that reason I think he will go this year. Sadly.

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26 Jul 2017 13:15:44
To be honest if we sold Coutinho he would at least add some creative spark, there's not many other options out there, it's just a matter of what position he would play as he doesn't really have the work rate for the CM role.

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26 Jul 2017 15:50:08
I know he can be a lazy player and is clearly not a popular choice here. But under klopp his work rate could go up, no will go up. He has a sweet left foot and that can't be denied.

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26 Jul 2017 16:03:31
His left foot is not the problem. It is everything else, Superred91.

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26 Jul 2017 00:18:10
Ed002, can I ask if Neymar transfer is at all related to Barcelona approach for coutinho? I don't want to get into money side of things but if I remember correctly I read on here some time ago that giving Messi a new contract would financially be very expensive to them and id they didn't sell Neymar would they be able to complete let's say a €100m transfer for coutinho aswel as what they have already spent? (I think they recently purchased semedo from benfica and I'm not sure if they have bought anyone else)

Believable0 1Unbelievable

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with it - Barcelona want an Iniesta replacement and Coutinho is second choice and has been for a long time - and they cannot get their first pick. They do need to move players on and will be doing that.}

26 Jul 2017 00:34:39
Cheers for quick response ed, troubling times ahead for lfc fans me thinks. Appreciate all the work you do on these sites.

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{Ed002's Note - Business as usual.}

26 Jul 2017 01:42:07
Not troubling to me, football is a business we'd do well as fans to support the club not the individual, the same way we want players that other fans do not want to leave, why are we so different, especially when they want to leave, i say thank you for the memories coutinho, if you do go and if that happens ill still be singing #YNWA no player is bigger than lfc lads.

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26 Jul 2017 07:51:18
I think if Barcelona sign Coutinho then Neymar will stay. Neymar has Barcelona over a barrel as they know Neymar is their future on and off the pitch. Coutinho's head has been turned, and I believe it's all about trying to get as high a fee as possible for him and utilising that money correctly to bring in a replacement and strengthen other areas. I really hope none of this comes to fruition.

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26 Jul 2017 08:18:41
Dybala and Verratti. I believe Barcelona have wanted.

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26 Jul 2017 09:05:29
I am In agreement; with the silly money being thrown around at the moment liverpool should be looking for a world record fee for Coutinho so take Mbappe as a guide €160m and Barcelona are offering less than half that? They have to make him the most expensive player in the world or he doesn't move this season simple as. Klopp doesn't strike me as the same type of guy as BR and won't be bullied.

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26 Jul 2017 08:05:57
Ed002, who's a first choice?

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{Ed002's Note - Verratti.}

26 Jul 2017 10:04:16
As well as Ousmane Dembele of BVB. Don't care what Barcelona and their mouthpieces in the Spanish media say, Couts must not be sold this summer regardless of the offer.

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26 Jul 2017 10:37:36
If the money is right they will sell its called business.

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{Ed025's Note - its called "shooting yourself in the foot" for me FJ..

26 Jul 2017 11:21:27
There is no point buying a world class player to replace a world class player. That's called standing still and not progressing.

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26 Jul 2017 12:59:44
Lovely post mane. s.

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26 Jul 2017 16:06:41
Fowlerjock, it is actually in our case, shooting yourself in both feet.

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26 Jul 2017 17:20:30
Selling your most productive assets isn't good business unless you can replace them with just as productive assets for less money.

Given agents fees, relocation costs, sign on bonuses, new wages, time it takes for new players to settle and an overinflated market right now I don't see us replacing Coutinho without it actually costing us. probably even at 100m.

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26 Jul 2017 20:33:05
I'm afraid if coutinho wants to leave, we need to get the best price and get rid. Whilst a great player he flits in and out of games. He obviously stands out in our team, but it's not the end of the world. Salah looks like a great replacement. Just saying.

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26 Jul 2017 00:13:51
Hi Reds,

To the people worried stating reports that Coutinho has agreed a contract etc with Barca, ignore it. These are the same papers that stated several thousand times that Keita had signed!

I personally cannot see Coutinho leaving this summer. We are back in the Champions League and I am sure Klopp and the board are in agreement that we will not sell our best players, for this summer at least.
I cannot see Coutinho forcing the issue, he has respect for the club and the fans, he is not that type of person.

If you ignore all other reports and just listen to the eds the summer is a lot less painful.

Ed2 has said at least for now, he expects Coutinho to be here at least another season.

He stated a long time ago that Robertson was our most likely left back.

He has stated that Keita is not for sale.

He has stated that Can is considering his options. (ed is it feasible that we may keep Can even if he does not sign a new contract and let him see out his last 12 months? )

He has stated we have not gone back in for VVD after what happened. So unless they approach us, then this deal is off the table for now.

@ED2 what is the situation with the Ox now? all seems to of gone quiet on that front?

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26 Jul 2017 01:21:23
I think I have read that wenger wants him to stay but Chelsea and man city are also keen on him.

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26 Jul 2017 02:30:27
VVD and NB agreed terms earlier, see what this brought us in the transfer market.

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26 Jul 2017 03:26:34
We won't let can's contract run down he is not an old man he is 23? Reported 34 mil seems cheap compared to other transfers this year. I hope he stays.

As for coutinio, you are right he has respect for us and that respect is returned. He's a good guy. That is exactly why we can't stand in the way of his dream move. If he stays I want it to be because he wants to. Not a prisoner. If he gives us another year as his choice I'll be chuffed. If he stays forever he would become an field legend. Stay Phil, we will win this year. Need can too.

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26 Jul 2017 08:47:16
Tapping up then, shock horror, a club doing what we have been crucified for, as i have said before it's now part of football, Barcelona clearly using neymar as a mouthpiece, meeting with the player, will we get mardy now and report Barcelona for turning coutinhos head, no, we man up, if you don't wanna sell a player don't! Take a leaf outta Leipzigs book!

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26 Jul 2017 09:17:22
It's all set up around our CL playoff. If we win I think Couts stays, if we lose ( god forbid) I can see him asking to be let go. As stated by others, he has become world class at LFC, and will want to play in world class competition (with his best mate) . Truth is we need to win that playoff to keep our best players, and qualify regularly ongoing.

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26 Jul 2017 10:08:31
Manalah, if Couts plays in our CL playoff, he might as well stay at LFC cos he will be cup-tied (not sure if the rules have changed) .

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26 Jul 2017 10:57:13
did someone just say £34m for Can? I like him asa a player but if he's still behind Henderson in the pecking order then that's a cracking price for us!

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26 Jul 2017 12:28:56
Coutinho's gone. Jesus what does it take for people to see through the FSG business model.

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26 Jul 2017 16:06:52
The owners have categorically said that they won't sell Couts under any circumstances if they do sell him then I will unfortunately have to concede that Ozone was right about them all along . I hope that for the sake of our club that Ozone is wrong. We should NEVER sell our best players unless they put in a transfer request and in this circumstance if we do it should be on our terms for an amount that would allow us to afford a similar or better player. I hope that Ozone never gets to say " I told you so "

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26 Jul 2017 16:48:50
Ozone mate, just like to clarify that my post is not an attack on you, actually I admire that you are consistent in your convictions and that you remain steadfast in your beliefs unlike the bipolar nature of some posters . In this instance however I pray that you are wrong . As unpopular as your views are sometimes I gauge that you as passionate about LFC . I hope that ultimately we all can celebrate the success of our team together regardless. YNWA.

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26 Jul 2017 16:13:42
I hope we steer well clear of Ox, we don't need another winger, he's not a centre midfielder, his agent is Aidy Ward and he will not improve our starting 11, he's very expensive squad filler.

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26 Jul 2017 19:14:55
Not so B Scouse, direct quote from UEFA. com

"However, a player can play for one club in the first, second and third qualifying round, and/ or the play-offs, of the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League, and then represent another club from the group stage of either competition. "

I hope I'm wrong, but I think CL proper will see an end to these issues one way or another.

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26 Jul 2017 19:51:51
Thanks for the clarification, Manalah.

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25 Jul 2017 22:59:18
There's a few stories circulating that coutinho has agreed terms with Barcelona. Suppose is was going to happen sooner or later, it's pissed me off as he's quality got to be worth 100 mil. Any ideas on a replacement guys?

Believable4 16Unbelievable

25 Jul 2017 23:05:04
Just read the same reports! Absolute joke! We'll miss out on NK, VVD and Can is on the way out to!

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25 Jul 2017 23:08:57
Wouldn't believe it, it's just rumours.

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25 Jul 2017 23:07:17
Source is a Spanish radio station.

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25 Jul 2017 23:08:44
Genuinely curious. how is Phil able to "agree terms" with Barcelona but not LFC? Supposedly Neymar, Suarez, and Messi spoke well about Phil to the brass at Barca.

Are those not examples of "tapping up" as well?


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{Ed002's Note - It would be if the players or the club were approaching him.}

25 Jul 2017 23:22:02
Starting to wander what the age is of some of the posters on here
Hadn't most of the same sources for the last few weeks been saying Keita and vvd signed for us/ agreed personal terms etc?
If coutinho wants to leave then let him leave, yes he is ONE of our best players, but if he wants out why keep him? As long as we get good money for him.
We have players who should be able to step up and I'm sure there are plans in place for his replacement. As one of the eds said a few times his agent and himself have already spoke of his desire to play for Barca. I believe max Meyer was a replacement mentioned before.
For now it's newspaper clickbait.
Until it's announced its rubbish.
If he goes good luck thanks for some awesome entertainment and onto the next player. Players come and go, Liverpool will always be here.

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25 Jul 2017 23:22:47
Uggers chill out man it's probably nonsense. Some people jump on anything just to say how crap we are when they don't even know the full story. Another scenario to your doomsday prediction would be that we sign VVD and Keita, then Couts stays and Can signs a new deal. Just as likely as your ill informed rant.

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25 Jul 2017 23:53:37
Thanks, Ed002. I phrased the second part of that post poorly. More accurately, I meant that supposedly Neymar, Messi, Suarez had spoken to Coutinho (and also with Barca) about the benefits of a potential transfer.

My friend works as a scout for a London club and he mentioned something called "soft tapping up" -- is that a common term and is it accurate in this apparent instance where players work as agents for the clubs?

I tried searching the phrase but didn't turn up much.

Thanks again,

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{Ed002's Note - Well the rules are explicit and talks of "third parties" which includes the players and your friend is correct and the term he uses is a good one. What we know is that Coutinho and his agent made the approach via players and the club - and that is of course wrong - and very similar to the Ashley Cole/Chelsea situation. I have mentioned before how poor Liverpool are in dealing with the transfers - but no one ever asks about others, and it would include both Spanish leading sides and Manchester City. AS for his "soft" term, he is correct - and clubs have to live with players talking with each other and asking about clubs/cities - and that is likely not something anyone could control. Players are briefed at the start of the season about plenty of stuff, from how to behave, what not to do, to changes in rules. It always cover such matters - but that issue persists - across the board. Great comment, thanks.}

26 Jul 2017 00:03:02
Why are you shocked?

This has been brewing for the last couple of seasons!

Now, let's take a big hefty sum, ask them to throw in a couple of players and invest it wisely in quality.

Its not all bad.

If true, i wish him good luck.

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26 Jul 2017 01:19:15
If Coutinho is so desperate to go, then tell Barcelona to offer 100 million pounds and get it over with. Hopefully Can signs a new contract and we sign Keita. Would like to see Chirivella get a chance as he is the closest we got to a Coutinho clone out of the numerous youngsters waiting for their chance.

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26 Jul 2017 03:28:39
Really good post lifelong red. I totally agree. Ever thought about writing professionally?

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26 Jul 2017 08:00:50
Coutinho looked gone in the pre-season games so far.

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26 Jul 2017 08:24:23
Faithinworks, stop talking nonsense mate. It's preseason not the bloody World Cup.

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26 Jul 2017 08:38:03
but haven't we said he's 100% not for sale. Surely it would take a monumental bid and £80mil isn't that these days.

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26 Jul 2017 08:48:52
Indian Buzzer. in what world is Chrivella a clone of couts are you insane? they play nothing like each other Couts is attacking Mid, young Pedro is more like Alonso in his play style he sits deep to dictate play the closest we have to Couts in the youth systems is Woodburn who looks to be taking on the part of Couts understudy, and if you go further into academy the closest there is Dhanda.

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26 Jul 2017 07:57:23
Hi Eds,

I'm slightly confused, when we have been caught up in a "tapping up" storm you are (quite rightly) massively disparaging of our actions and the way we go about doing things. When it is Barcalona (in this instance) your response is. "business"

It seems the regulations are suitably vague that teams can pretty much do as they please. I think our transfer approach and management has been deeply embarrassing over the last few years but it appears to be no different to the other teams out there. The Agents hold way too much of the responsibility, in any other industry it'd be classed as a conflict of interest with such huge sums involved. Surely better regulation has to be considered or put in place.


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{Ed002's Note - I am not sure what you are reading, but Barcelona has not been doing what Liverpool did and I would certainly not have given a one word answer like that. The rules are pretty clear and it is really nothing to do with other industries.}

26 Jul 2017 09:56:25
Indian Buzzer,

You cannot seriously be suggesting we replace Coutinho with Chirivella?

I'm all for giving a youth a chance throughout the season but you have got to be kidding me.

Resolve our best player with a boy who has only played a bit of a championship footy and will likely go out on loan again this season?

Give me strength!

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26 Jul 2017 10:14:36
Chirivella a clone of Couts, Indian? Lay off the Koolaid, bro cos you are seeing things. I don't believe the reports being conveyed via the Barcelona mouthpieces in the Spanish media. They and RM do this all the time. If we don't want to sell, we should not sell esp. if Couts has not asked to leave. N BTW, regardless of offer, Keita is not going anywhere and we should use the same tactics used on us by RBL in this situation.

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26 Jul 2017 12:28:51
Professional writers do need to be able to spell.

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26 Jul 2017 13:34:34
Just saying. Don't need to freak out as if anything I say is going to tip him over to Barca. Altho it seems to me it's a matter of timing now. Take a chance to go now if he can, or maybe miss out if Barcelona move on and back to their #1 veratti?
Anyway, Suarez looked gone in Melbourne too. And by all accounts, if not for a Stevie G convo and the carrot of bigger fish than arsenal out there, he may have left that summer. I'm just giving my observation that from the game time I've seen he looks like Suarez did during that period. I imagine a big part of it too is Coutinho possibly battling the emotions of staying or going!?

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25 Jul 2017 22:36:01
Sky reporting van dyk will join us before the end of the window.

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25 Jul 2017 22:53:40
No they're not. They say a source close to VVD expects him to be a Liverpool player at the end of the window. There's no garuntee in there.

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25 Jul 2017 23:02:38
They're saying 'a source close to the player'. Looks like they're looking for some bets to be placed again. Saying that I do actually believe this one will happen I just can't see him playing for them again. Southampton have shot themselves in the foot here big time. Their business model is based around buying talent, promising them a platform to showcase themselves to get a move to a big club. Now they are starting to block players' big moves other will think twice before signing for them. Didn't VVD get unsettled when they blocked Fonte's move? Not saying them should bow down to us that's just how they've portrayed themselves.

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25 Jul 2017 23:31:10
I think we will actually get kieta and vvd. But we are going to lose coutinio and Can. X already lost lucas. Three midfielders gone one coming in? That is not adding to the squad that is having a threadbare ssuad again, worse than last year. If can goes we need a replacement. As well as kieta. If we don't get kieta our only midfield option would be Hendo lallana and wijnaldum. I think that is it isn't it? Oh and Milner I suppose. OMG worried red.

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25 Jul 2017 23:55:47
Good old agent.

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26 Jul 2017 01:14:25
We won't lose both Can and Coutinho. Pretty sure if we lose one, then Klopp will fight real hard to keep the other. Keita cannot replace both or we may end up looking for another midfielder in addition to Keita.
Have a feeling Coutinho's off but Can will sign a new contract. Juve seem to have gone all out for Matuidi as per reports in Italy (hopefully true) .

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26 Jul 2017 08:30:56
Why is Grujic always forgotten?

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{Ed025's Note - for the same reason as oumar niasse will not be seen as the next thierry henry mate..

26 Jul 2017 10:18:32
Keita is not coming as RBL have dug their heels in so don't know why people keep talking about him coming. VVD? We shall see.

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25 Jul 2017 21:54:17
RB Leipzig are looking for replacement for Keita according to Bild. Bite the bullet Leipzig!

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25 Jul 2017 22:54:29
No thanks.

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26 Jul 2017 00:05:18
I often say that to the Mrs.

She never takes it literally.

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26 Jul 2017 00:07:58
Aka Rbl are looking to buy a player in the transfer market.

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26 Jul 2017 03:31:13
RB Leipzig already took Konrad Laimer from sister club, RB Salzburg. He is likely a replacement for Keita should he move on or a very good backup for a CL season if Keita stays.

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26 Jul 2017 04:05:49
RB Leipzig signed Konrad Laimer from sister club, RB Salzburg at the start of July. He is a similar player, slightly younger and will be a good backup if Keita stays, or a good replacement if Keita leaves.

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26 Jul 2017 10:23:19
You guys are working too hard. RBL signed a player. Who cares? Could it be that cos they are in the CL this season, they need some depth? Just a thought.

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26 Jul 2017 10:40:47
I'm sure I said that he is a good backup for their squad.

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26 Jul 2017 11:50:18
So are Liverpool getting a replacement for Phil? Bite the bullet Liverpool. Let's not be so crass, there's always a bigger fish lurking round the corner. No wonder the likes of saints fans can't stand us constantly signing their player.

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26 Jul 2017 19:56:27
Hopeful2, have you also heard of the saying, "a bird in hand is worth two in the bush"? That is the saying we must adhere to. You cannot say "we are ready to compete in the PL and CL" and then in the same summer, sell your best player with no replacement that we know of who can do the things he can do in the short term. That is the wrong message to send to the team, manager, supporters and to the whole football world. FSG and Klopp have dug their heels in and won't sell. We shall see if they all follow thru.

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25 Jul 2017 21:38:30
Some reports saying can is going to sign a new contract.

Believable8 2Unbelievable

25 Jul 2017 22:41:53
He's going to juventus unfortunately!

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25 Jul 2017 23:09:26
I'm confused. Does this mean he is signing a new contract but just with Juventus not us?

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26 Jul 2017 10:23:49
Reports say he is staying as Juve have switched to Matic.

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26 Jul 2017 20:20:51
Apparently it's matuidi.

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