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18 Apr 2017 17:34:52
Hi Eds
Do you see Liverpool signing First team players (someone who is playing regularly) or just backup squad players this coming summer?

The system or the way or the training Klopp wants players to follow makes me feel that even if we get a First team player he may need to adapt and prove his fitness to Klopp before he is included in starting Eleven.

Do you think the current starting eleven players need to be replaced with another ones? Except for natural Left Back position?

{Ed001's Note - we are looking for first team players.}

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18 Apr 2017 18:06:01
Especially in defence.

18 Apr 2017 19:44:10
One thing you can be sure of is that there are not going to be no signings like Markovic at £20m and them see him fail.

Every signing Klopp has made so far for us have had an impact on the first team bar Grujic who has been riddled with injuries. What is the bet that if it weren't for Grujic continues injury issues he would have racked up the minutes as he looked pretty damn good preseason and whenever he made apps for the first team.

Klopp has really taken the current squad to the next level without a Suarez and fully fit Sturridge scoring left right and centre.

Just about each and every player Klopp took over from Rodgers has improved bar Moreno. Even Joe Allen who was moved on seemed to pick up his level under Klopp.

I am looking forward to the summer and expect the squad we currently have to be improved. Fingers crossed.

18 Apr 2017 18:48:05
What players that we are interested in do you think will be starters ed? Pereira Maybe, the rest of them like Azmoun, Marega, Rafa, Brandt, Sessegnon, etc are all squad players and all they will do is block the path of our youngsters. Brandt is viewed as a marque signing for some people but how is he going to fit in the team as he isn't getting ahead of Coutinho that's for sure. I hope what happened last summer will happen again, be linked with a zielinski all summer and end up with a Wijnaldum who is the standard of player we need. We will have champions league if we don't Improve the starting 11 this summer while the rest of the top 6 are we will miss out next season.

{Ed001's Note - how are they squad players? Sessegnon would walk into our side. When have I even mentioned Azmoun? He has been looked at but we look at thousands of players.}

18 Apr 2017 19:58:51
brilliant post, Max re: Klopp's improvement of players. Also, those who could not cut it are out the door and got them for good prices as well so credit to him there. He knows what we need and I trust he will do what is right. What I will say is that those looking for us to pay 45 -60m for players had better get over it. Klopp doesn't and won't roll like that.

18 Apr 2017 20:02:46
The term 'marque signing' irritates the living daylights out of me.

What is the bet that there will be a complete fan meltdown with the players Klopp signs in the summer.

If we do not sign VVD then all hell will break loose. Would VVD be a 'marque signing' :-O.

18 Apr 2017 21:20:52
Don't see that our front three can improved next season, maybe a back up winger.

18 Apr 2017 23:50:54
Spot on, Harry. Brandt is NO squad player and those who think so had better go watch him play. He is special, severely hightly-rated and EXACTLY what we need. He is part of the next generation of German young talent along with Sane, Kimich, Sule, Ruddy, and dare I say, Gnabry.

As for Lallana not being the same after his injury, how about we wait and see what happens before writing his semi obituary.

19 Apr 2017 04:28:34
Can I just add being a first team player doesn't mean starting every match - if you play in the CL you 15 first team players all ready to compete, rotate and come on from the bench, not just a first 11 and a few youngsters.

Brandt doesn't need to replace anyone 1 for 1 in terms of position, he's just there as a different option to choose from and will still play regular first team football even with Coutinho and Mane in the squad.

19 Apr 2017 05:00:09
Well said zimbo. People on this site simply cannot understand the concept of squad depth especially when we will be challenging on 4 fronts. Klopp's 'heavy metal football' can be extremely energy sapping and we need at least 5 first team players fighting for 3 starting spots both in the forward line and midfield.
We have Mane, Firmino, Coutinho and Origi right now. Sturridge will be replaced with Brandt, making it 5 first teamers slogging it out for 3 places. In midfield, Hendo, Can, Gini, Lallana, Grujic will likely be there next season and possibly Keita so 5 first team players and one youngster (Grujic) competing for 3 slots.

19 Apr 2017 08:22:09
Lallana won't be the same after his injury. crikey we best get replacements lined up for all our players that get injured and will never be the same. Correct me if I'm wrong Eds but his injury is nothing particularly serious compared to knee injuries etc we have seen. It will take a while to get firing on all cylinders as with all injuries for that period of time but that's all as far as I was aware?

{Ed002's Note - All Liverpool said yesterday about the injury is that it is a muscular injury of the thingh and they hope he will be available in two weeks. I can only really go by the press releases. The manager may give an update when he does the pre-game briefing to the press.}

19 Apr 2017 10:16:36
Cheers Ed.

19 Apr 2017 13:57:03
RE Zimbo and buzzer, klopp does have a defined first 11 who play every game they're fit for. That may change next season but I wouldn't be sure.

19 Apr 2017 14:45:18
Sure PutneyRed, but the chances of Klopp's first 11 all being fit at the same time for more than 10 games next season are extremely slim. We need adequate cover (2 quality backups for both the midfield and forward positions) to avoid drop in quality due to injuries or rotation.

19 Apr 2017 14:45:31
I'd agree with that however earlier in the season he did show willingness to use Firmino in some games and an out and out striker in others. likewise tried Can in some games even when Llanlana/ Wiji were fit (presumably for his physical presence) . I suspect he's had a settled first 11 more by force than design at times, and we may see him being a bit more game by game in midfield/ upfront if we get European Football.







 

 

 
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