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11 Aug 2017 11:12:43
Ed001, i'm not foolish enough to hold you to anything expressed as an opinion but you said that you thought Coutinho would leave.

Has that feeling changed given FSG's statement?

Or is it all just a bit of posturing before a deal being concluded?

Cheers in advance.

{Ed001's Note - they said the same thing before Suarez was sold. It is meaningless mate. I hope they will hold out, but it just feels like they are putting the ball squarely in Coutinho's court and saying you will have to publicly ask to go, which is what I expected anyway.}

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11 Aug 2017 11:22:33
Wasn't the Suarez statement about any rival?

Your right tho a transfer request could change things. Would hope that wouldn't be the case in Coutinho. I really think the club just feel they don't have the time to replace him. He'll go next year or as soon as we do have a replacement ready.

11 Aug 2017 11:29:25
I will be relieved only after the window closes. These days with the money swirling around, you never know if Barcelona lose their heads completely and offer all the Neymar money for Coutinho. Pretty sure FSG will then be tempted.
But for now, the fanbase is appeased and VVD joins LFC so we can launch a credible title challenge.

11 Aug 2017 11:24:31
Yup good call ed001 and we weweRe saying this a few days ago aye. I think is the right thing for the club to do too. Club can come out of this very well either way. We'll end up with Coutinho and look good for holding our ground or he'll go via transfer request and we'll get sympathy (maybe, loads of fans just seem to have it in for FSG) .

Anyways really interesting to see what Coutinho is prepared to do. Tbh I'd almost respect him more if he pushed for he what he wants!

{Ed001's Note - I am happy to let him choose. Liverpool used to treat the players with respect and that is one of the things we were famous for. Players were allowed to go if they wanted and, when their career with us came to an end, they were given cheap or free transfers to the club of their choice as a thank you. A good reputation goes a long way in recruiting future signings, it would be nice if we once again had one.}

11 Aug 2017 11:31:44
Ed do you think coutino is the type of person to publicly say he wants to go. Obviously don't know him personally but i get the feeling that he really doesn't want to go down the route. Whereas Suarez would feel no way about it. Do you reckon he will?

{Ed002's Note - I would doubt that he will come out in public and say anything, but we know he wants to move to Barcelona. The club are not willing to sell him.}

11 Aug 2017 11:39:58
Relax guys, he's going nowhere. Not even a transfer request is going to pry him away from us. The statement was very to the point that he will be a Liverpool player when the window closes and I'm confident that a statement with that much certainty behind it should be taken as definite. Trust in Klopp, Trust in FSG, Trust in Liverpool.

YNWA Watford 0 - 4 Liverpool.

11 Aug 2017 11:42:06
Ye true ed1 and interesting thought.
How do you see those values expressed in modern times?

{Ed001's Note - Chelsea have shown it by allowing Cech to move and sign for a rival team. It is not difficult, you just have to forget about rivalries etc and treat everyone with respect. Rivalries should be purely on the pitch, off it the clubs should work together to do what is best for the sport.}

11 Aug 2017 11:49:55
Don't see Coutinho forcing a transfer. Just not that kind of person and he has been genuine so far about LFC giving him a platform to showcase his talent after a disastrous spell at Inter. He will give his all this season, have a good World Cup and then wait to see if Barcelona reignite their interest. If they have moved on to Verratti or another midfielder, then great for LFC. If not, he joins Barcelona next season with LFC's blessings and we sign Keita as his replacement.

11 Aug 2017 12:00:33
Hi Ed01
It's a lot easier to allow players to go when you are on top of the pile winning leagues on a regular basis. Most of your best players won't want to go anywhere. We're now in a different position.

{Ed001's Note - you mean like when Keegan went? Or Souness? That is simply not true mate, players will always want to move around if it suits them. However, treat them with respect and they will be happy where they are, those that do move will regret it and spend the rest of their time telling others that they should stay. Otherwise, what you end up with is a bunch of mercenaries who never invest emotionally in the team and so never perform to the very best they can. Look at those that have stayed a long time, such as Lucas, who then became the catalyst for other players, such as Coutinho and Firmino, to arrive. He speaks in such glowing terms of the city and club that it attracts players to want to join.}

11 Aug 2017 12:11:53
Lucas is a excellent example Ed.



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