It’s the silly season again so here I am just like I threatened err..promised!  I just read the strangest rumor.  It stated that Klopp was looking to add Drinkwater and Shane Long to the team!  I thought the trading elevator we were on only went up!(?). The team’s needs are obvious so here’s my humble opinion of what we need.  Who we need is Klopp’s job and he gets paid a lot to build a team so I’ll leave that part to him (but  I am available for consultation – hint, hint).    

1.  GK.    We have just added a GRE AT keeper from Mainz who is a wonderful shot stopper but has problems with crosses!  Hmm…reminds me of someone, the name is right on my tongue… oh well.

2.  Defense.  We need two new CBs.  Mamadou is going to be suspended…while they spit on him and beat him unmercifully with a cat-o-nine-tails…what…oh that kind of suspension!  Also, Kolo is probably leaving so that makes two positions open.  Oops, forgot about the new CB from Germany, so with Gomez’s return we only need one.  I did the math, we’re talking rotation here people!

3.  Midfield.  To be honest, I can’t see any reason to buy another midfielder.  We have Alberto and Markovitz returning, plus a midfield that took us to the finals of the Europa League. What is needed is an injection of character and consistency and you can’t purchase that at the market.  Only other alternative is a complete overhaul of the midfield (excluding Can and  Firmino).  Strange, I just felt a cold breeze on my back….

4.  Strikers.  For the third window in a row I contend that we need a senior striker to rotate with Sturridge.  Origi is young and needs more time to develop.  Ditto for Danny.  If Origi goes down, we are in trouble, with disaster beckoning!  Repeat for the last time, Daniel is a nice-to-have not a reliable-in-place!

And that is all I have time for, beddy bye time for us oldies.  Remember folks, YNWA!

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warrior18
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How”s it going sage,
We badly need a left back as well mate, moreno is a disaster, deffo another striker and as you said a centre back in the mould of a carra/hippyia, wouldn”t mind a midfielder in the mould of gerrard as well but that”s just me, i”m greedy 😀 😀

Jamie (admin)
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Don’t forget we’ve already got Grujic , who’s arrived this week giving some good interviews. He’s of the Gerrard mould.

Agree with the left back, I’m sure Klopp will be on that, even if we keep Moreno we still need another.

cfleejb
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I think we need a new left back as Moreno is too error-prone or should be moved up to left wing

Huytonian
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A left back should be top priority as Moreno, despite some good attributes, cannot be trusted and Smith is not a good enough back up. Another central defender is needed if Kolo goes. We need a new midfielder if Allen and Lucas go. I would look for a specialist dmf. Further forward we probably have too many players chasing too few places but if Benteke and Ibe were to go there would be a vacancy for someone top class.

Jamie (admin)
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Best Silly season story so far come from the s*n:

Everton will bid 40m and offer 200k wages to Joe Hart. I’m sure he’ll be well up for leaving city to go there haha.

You know I think crazy rumors deserve a dedicated post – coming soon.

KLOPPite
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Sounds like Skrtel will be fine as well, so not sure if you factored him into that. But I think if we add any more it will only be because of Sahko having a big suspension. Otherwise we have Matip/Lovren/Sahko/Gomez.
LB is an absolute must. Probably only one though since there’s no Europe this season.
I quite like Can at DM, but adding new cover will depend on Lucas and Allen. An argument could be made for either to stay; Lucas because he could provide cover as 4th CB as well, Allen because he has developed into a guy who can change the pace of a game from midfield. So why an argument can be made for either, I don’t think it can be made to keep both. And it can be made to get rid of both if a better option is available.

KLOPPite
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Personally I think we swing for the fences with a few players (striker, winger, AM, LB) and if we get them this summer, great. If not we “settle” for an improvement at LB and go with what we have. Then we try to make a run in the league so that come the winter window we are in position to attract the players we want with the promise that our season has grown into. As for the extra cost winter sometimes bring, Euros do as well so in not as worried about that. I’d be more worried about them being pilfered by someone else first this summer.
So that’s why I swing for the fences now and let the feel good of Klopp and Klopp try to make the grabs. (Sure should be there only for the photo op at the end in my opinion)

KLOPPite
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Götze changed agents and said he wanted to stay and fight for a place at Bayern even though Ancelloti said he wasn’t gonna play.
Apparently the old agent was the one negotiating or talking with LFC????
So even now that he’s said he wants to fight Karl Heinz Rumminegge is saying he should still leave or he won’t play.
I admire his fight and determination but we’ve seen time and again years get wasted by players who do this.
If Klopp wants him he should go and make a great sales pitch and make him feel wanted and welcomed

cfleejb
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Götze made his U turn decision as soon as it became clear LFC couldn’t offer any Champs League or Europa league soccer next season, which is a pity. I remembered when Suarez decided to join us we were pretty much a mid-table team (Hodgson brought us close to relegation area!) not offering any Champs league/Europa soccer too…

KLOPPite
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Latest rumour is that we are interested in Southamptons Sadio Mane after Götze move fell through.
Why doesn’t FSG just buy a majority ownership I. That club as well and then they can rotate players as needed?

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