Liverpool banter 210309


Use our rumours form to send us liverpool transfer rumours.

(single word yields best result)

03 Jun 2017 15:33:47
Hi ed001,

I don't mean to disparage you guys or anything, but how did the Van Dijk interest and subsequent talks fall under the radar on this page? You guys are excellent at what you do, so it's just very odd you seemed to know nothing of it until a few days ago!

Is it something that the club have been trying to keep tightly under wraps or?

{Ed001's Note - we can't know everything. What do you want me to say? Seems a pointless question. Klopp didn't even look at centre backs, so why would we take any notice when his agent comes to us? Just like Wijnaldum last season, it is not an enquiry then talks, then signing.}

Agree7 Disagree1

03 Jun 2017 16:02:49
It wasn't the club but the player that showed interest in joining us. Hence we are struggling to conclude the deal. This was never in our bucket list!

03 Jun 2017 16:11:59
So what you're saying is, it's not Liverpool who started chasing VVD, it's VVD who started chasing Liverpool? And up until VVD began throwing himself at us, he was just another one of dozens of centre backs we've looked at, hence why there was not much for you guys to say about Liverpool/ VVD until very recently?

If you read the press I suppose my question makes more sense. He's probably been the most linked-with player for Liverpool this year, and I just assumed that it would have meant an easy Liverpool transfer target for you guys to report on, just like Brandt and etc.

{Ed001's Note - he was not a target, Klopp was not looking at centre backs for next season. We never had a need to actually scout and chase him. I included the similarity with Wijanldum, as he was also not a player we chased or a position we were looking to sign until we were approached about his availability and desire to join us. Sometimes you get an offer that changes your plans. It is like planning to go out with your mates then getting a call from a girl who wants to go out on a date. You can stick with your lad's night out or take a chance and go for the date. It does however mean there was none of the flirting that precedes it for others to notice something was happening.}

03 Jun 2017 16:13:07
So Second Coming, the fact that all the press have been linking VVD with us for a while now is just a fluke for them? Genuine question.

03 Jun 2017 16:13:31
Everyone was caught with there pants down.

It was a spur of the moment thing. Ni planning. We all thoight we werw set with lovren and matip and wherw signing positions of need. The the opportunity canr to stock pile another player, and neglect postions which need addressing.

03 Jun 2017 16:34:38
I don't know what you are saying. But this is coming from a very reliable source as the player had options to pick the club and he expressed his desire to play for us. The fee is outrageous and the club had no plans to bring him or any defender this window.
We have been linked with a lot of players in the past, Did we sign them all. Salah was never in our sight unti it was quite clear Brandt wasn't coming as well Dembele from Celtic.
There could be many more surprise on the way.
The one clear interest is of Kieta.

03 Jun 2017 16:55:53
So follow up question, do you think it is a case of the player and his agent trying to get all their options on the table or would he genuinely like to join us over City for example? I feel he would be a huge upgrade over lovren but it would be a massive shame if his expensive signing meant we couldn't afford to strengthen at full back.

03 Jun 2017 17:04:29
It's not stockpiling. would you be happy if Matip got injured and we were left with Lovren and Klavan for a couple of months?

03 Jun 2017 17:27:19

Yes He is very keen to join us.

03 Jun 2017 16:24:21
Well that just depends on how much you rate the current centre backs, Supermane. For the people who rate VVD, and don't rate Lovren much, this is excellent news. Liverpool's defensive woes aren't completely a fullback issue. It's across the entire back four.

Thanks for the explanation ed, makes much more sense now. It seems that this whole time, the media were either taking a stab in the dark because he's a Saints player, or they knew about VVD's keenness for Liverpool and hoped it eventuated into Liverpool pursuing him. Also, by a 'date' with a girl, do you really mean netflix and chill? :D.

{Ed001's Note - do you know what, I must be old only it used to mean going out getting her drunk in the hope of getting your end away....}

03 Jun 2017 17:50:45
In general I'd always go for the date over the lad's night out. but to my mind the situation with VVD is more like 2 alternative dates. I'd rather we er. hooked up with players that covered our main needs than chased this bit of stuff that flashed it's garters at us. Especially when we could probably kiss and make up with someone cheaper and more talented we've had a tiff with (Sakho) .

03 Jun 2017 18:07:41
Jheez 001 that sounds almost criminal! Things have definitely changed.

{Ed001's Note - not sure it is for the better mate....}

03 Jun 2017 18:17:05
So the club are trying to conclude a 50 million pound centre back they didn't want 🤔.

{Ed001's Note - no, it is a deal they did not see as priority, but sometimes you have to take the opportunity when it comes along.}

03 Jun 2017 19:04:17
I see so the club genuinely see it as a suburb opportunity?

{Ed001's Note - well it is certainly not inner city that is for sure SC.}

03 Jun 2017 21:08:40
Ed1, have we agreed a fee yet then? Or is it the fact that the player is so keen that is seeing us go for it. I'm assuming we have the permission of Southampton to speak to the player.

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea.}

03 Jun 2017 22:44:10
I guess like Liverpool not looking to add an attacker, but messi's agent getting in touch saying messi really wants to play for klopp. Btw, had that happened yet? 😂.

03 Jun 2017 22:00:08
Love the analogy ed 👍

I know you don't agree but i think he could be a good signing for us if they can pull it off. Mendy would have been an excellent window but alas its not to be. Just wish we would stop dickin about with that position and get someone decent signed. But hay it would not be liverpool without some transfer dramas.

{Ed001's Note - cheers.}



Log In or Register to post

Remember me

Forgot Pass