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05 Nov 2017 16:27:38
Quickly approaching January window and we all expect Coutinho to leave, Can will more than likely sign a pre contract with a European team also. We have Keita arriving next summer and we are likely to move for Van Dijk again in January, but what are the likely options in midfield replacements?

Would Lemar be a target again this January? Would Max Meyer be seen as an option given his contract expires in the summer? Sanchez is another with his contract running down as well as Goretzka (spelling) . Given the availability of the above I doubt we are going to miss Coutinho too much. I'm more excited at who may arrive. Even though we are losing Can there are three quality players we could sign under same circumstances, and even a pre contract as early as January. We still seem to be linked with Brandt also which would be a great addition.

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05 Nov 2017 16:44:01
Well we have Lallana to return and Henderson isn't getting a game plus Keita coming in and Grujic needing games.

I don't think we need any more midfielders, I think we need to focus on improving our weaknesses - defence.

{Ed001's Note - Henderson had a knock yesterday.}

05 Nov 2017 16:55:21
Forget Sanchez, good player but wouldn’t come even on huge wages.
If we can sign a pre-contract agreement with one of the players you mentioned that contacts are up - fine. But in January as far as players to sign and arrive in January a CB is a must, but if a midfielder is to be signed defensive midfielder is one that I’d pursue.

05 Nov 2017 19:02:30
If we do sell coutinho. The money has to be spent on a ready made world class player.
I'm hoping the defence is sorted out way before then.

05 Nov 2017 20:32:18
I think we will still try for Van Dijk to be honest. If he does sign I can’t see anymore centre backs arriving. I certainly don’t see a full back joining at all. On the right we have Clyne, Alexander-Arnold and Gomez, ont he left we have Robertson, Moreno and Milner if needed.

That’s why I expect a midfielder if Coutinho leaves which I think is best for all as long as the money is right. Lemar does look good and we seem to be willing to pay the fee. Sanchez would be ideal as a Coutinho replacement but unlikely.

On keepers Ed’s what’s the situation with Donnaruma of Milan? I know he signed a new deal but would he be willing to move?

{Ed002's Note - a premier league club were quoted £100m for Donnarumma at l15, he won’t be moving to Liverpool - other plans for him are taking shape.}

05 Nov 2017 20:33:36
Hi how Sanchez is and also cheap.

{Ed002's Note - This is the Liverpool page.}

05 Nov 2017 20:36:04
It would be outrageous for us to sell Phil in January and not bring in a replacement. Keita will replace Can, but someone has to come in for Phil. Full stop.

None of Lallana, Hendo, Grujic, can come close to filling his shoes.

05 Nov 2017 21:48:06
Sorry Ed my post was meant to read Sanchez is world class and cheap. In response to a Coutinho replacement already needs to be world class.

{Ed002's Note - So to be clear, “world class” (a term over used by Liverpool fans), “cheap” (is this “sluttish” cheap? I am not so sure he wears make up, nor what he would charge Klipperty for a good time), and “not moving to Liverpool”. I cannot comment on what folks perceive to be “world class”, but if you look at the players Liverpool are looking at potentially brining in, they are certainly decent soccer ball players. I suspect Sanchez has figured out where he would be looking to move to. Klopp has done well with attacking players and the club is already in good shape going forward, Coutinho or not. Go get advice and help, and fix the defence - that is the top four fix that the club are missing so much.}

05 Nov 2017 22:12:32
Very well said Ed002.

06 Nov 2017 01:18:03
Our front line is sorted with Firmino, Salah and Mane. and given Coutinho played left wing last season he’s already replaced by Salah effectively. Our backup options are Sturridge, Solanke, Ox, all of whom are very capable footballers and we have Ings, Woodburn, Wilson, Ojo behind them too. We clearly don’t need anyone else upfront.

In the midfield I expect with Can and Coutinho leaving our likely starting lineup will be Hendo, Keita and Lallana which is excellent, and we still have Gini who’s a strong option, Milner who’s solid, and Grujic and Woodburn coming through. I personally would like to see a strong defensive midfielder come in as we don’t have a natural in that position. We should be grooming Woodburn to take over Coutinho’s role IMO, but I wouldn’t be disappointed if we went for Lemar either.

As Ed said, there really is no urgent need to spend in midfield/ attack unless someone really special comes along. it’s all about the defence with CB and GK looking the most urgent need of strengthening right now given how Moreno’s performed and Gomez/ TAA coming along at RB.

06 Nov 2017 01:35:37
Max Meyer would be a good fit to sit infront of defense and link midfield.

Not sure it will happen though.


06 Nov 2017 06:31:02
Max Meyer a good fit to sit in front of the defense? The fella has never played holding midfield in his life. His best position is off the front man plus I feel we could grab someone better than Meyer if we were indeed looking into that area again.

06 Nov 2017 08:06:01
Sami, Meyer sitting in front of the defence? I stopped reading after that as I am starting to wonder if you even know who he is or have actually watched him play. Be that as it may, Meyer is not the answer and will take another 3 years to get to Cou's level of even the last two seasons. I Personally don't see who is out there who can replace Cou like for like except of course, Klopp changes the way we play by putting Salah in the no. 10 role behind Bobbie and getting say, a Brandt (who I doubt would come) to play out wide with Ox and Mane.

06 Nov 2017 09:29:02
Leon Goretzka is class Ron! Your whole impression on Sideways passing midfiled would be put into shame if we land him. You haven’t see him play I guess mate! He is like a silk with the ball.

06 Nov 2017 09:41:33
Are you replying to my post WCD?

What's my impression on "sideways passing midfield"?

Bit confused, I haven't seen a lot of him.

06 Nov 2017 20:25:46
I saw a recent game between Scalke and anothet team with a female refree. I did ask the ed about that.

point being wantes to check out Leon G and he did decent but Meyer was the one playing holding midfield role taht day and he caught my eye.

Note sure if it was a one off game.




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