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    Quote Originally Posted by FIOS View Post
    We'll have alternatives to both Van Dijk and Keita. The reason we haven't been linked with anyone or arent pursuing them is because we haven't exhausted either of those transfers. When they are done, we'll move on.

    We looked at about three players last January. It wasnt one or nothing.
    Do you have any idea who the alternatives could be? Anyone that you think would be as good for us as those 2, and potentially get-able?
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    Quote Originally Posted by reallash View Post
    Yeah, we are back the little britain scenario again aren't we? I don't believe that, not for a second
    Believe what you want, Klopp wont have a long Brended Rodgers like list of targets, he may have 2 or 3 max. That's how he's always worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIOS View Post
    We'll have alternatives to both Van Dijk and Keita. The reason we haven't been linked with anyone or arent pursuing them is because we haven't exhausted either of those transfers. When they are done, we'll move on.

    We looked at about three players last January. It wasnt one or nothing.
    Yes, the reason we're not strongly linked to anyone else is because there is 5 weeks left in the window. Keita and VVD are very much still on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearWithMe View Post
    Yes, the reason we're not strongly linked to anyone else is because there is 5 weeks left in the window. Keita and VVD are very much still on.
    Southampton: We apologised for tapping up and face a severe punishment if we take it any further.

    Leipzig: Have consistently said he's not for sale at any price.


    Yep, we're well in the mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearWithMe View Post
    Believe what you want, Klopp wont have a long Brended Rodgers like list of targets, he may have 2 or 3 max. That's how he's always worked.
    That may well be how he worked at BVB, this club is a world of difference in terms of getting deals done. JK will need more targets to give the incompetents at LFC a bit more choice, because, well LFC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cullenator View Post
    Southampton: We apologised for tapping up and face a severe punishment if we take it any further.

    Leipzig: Have consistently said he's not for sale at any price.


    Yep, we're well in the mix.
    It's funny that when we say Cout is not for sale at any price people praise FSG.

    However, when we are told the same thing about Keita then FSG are wimps etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cullenator View Post
    Southampton: We apologised for tapping up and face a severe punishment if we take it any further.

    Leipzig: Have consistently said he's not for sale at any price.


    Yep, we're well in the mix.
    Roma said that about Salah
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    Quote Originally Posted by reallash View Post
    That may well be how he worked at BVB, this club is a world of difference in terms of getting deals done. JK will need more targets to give the incompetents at LFC a bit more choice, because, well LFC.
    Klopp is Klopp, he's not changing just because he manages Liverpool. He wont all of a sudden become Brendan Rodgers over night and let the 'committee' dictate to him who he buys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearWithMe View Post
    Klopp is Klopp, he's not changing just because he manages Liverpool. He wont all of a sudden become Brendan Rodgers over night and let the 'committee' dictate to him who he buys.
    Not what I said mate. JK must have other players in mind. We can't go into a window targeting a CM and a CD, indicating that we need to strengthen in these positions, then come the end of the window we don't get them and make do with what we have. JK will have other targets, will the incompetents be able to deliver? That is the question. What we have will see us regress badly next season, that is certain, I can't see JK letting that happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reallash View Post
    Not what I said mate. JK must have other players in mind. We can't go into a window targeting a CM and a CD, indicating that we need to strengthen in these positions, then come the end of the window we don't get them and make do with what we have. JK will have other targets, will the incompetents be able to deliver? That is the question. What we have will see us regress badly next season, that is certain, I can't see JK letting that happen.
    If we don't sign players it will be the managers choice. Nobody elses.

    If you bid 66m for a player then there is 66m available to spend. If the manager says there is no alternative then who do you blame for not signing anyone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIOS View Post
    If we don't sign players it will be the managers choice. Nobody elses.

    If you bid 66m for a player then there is 66m available to spend. If the manager says there is no alternative then who do you blame for not signing anyone else?
    Uhhh, FSG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganymede View Post
    It's funny that when we say Cout is not for sale at any price people praise FSG.

    However, when we are told the same thing about Keita then FSG are wimps etc.
    No, when we are told the same thing about Keita, Leipzig are praised.

    The only way people can criticise FSG is if they don't get things sorted in terms of our first 11 by the end of the window. This 'wimp' word is a bit of an odd one. If we don't get Keita, tough luck I guess. However, if we don't get a very good midfielder as a replacement, someone top quality, then some criticism will be deserved.

    It's fair to say that FSG's transfer record in general has been awful. The VVD debacle has not exactly helped their image this window either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reallash View Post
    Not what I said mate. JK must have other players in mind. We can't go into a window targeting a CM and a CD, indicating that we need to strengthen in these positions, then come the end of the window we don't get them and make do with what we have. JK will have other targets, will the incompetents be able to deliver? That is the question. What we have will see us regress badly next season, that is certain, I can't see JK letting that happen.
    That's exactly what JK did last summer, bar his alternative CM was Wij though he did want two hence the reason for playing Lallana CM all season. An he missed out on a couple of LB so instead of going down the list and ending up another Moreno, he played Milner there instead and waited. My point is all this has nothing to do with FSG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearWithMe View Post
    That's exactly what JK did last summer, bar his alternative CM was Wij though he did want two hence the reason for playing Lallana CM all season. An he missed out on a couple of LB so instead of going down the list and ending up another Moreno, he played Milner there instead and waited. My point is all this has nothing to do with FSG.
    We F'ed up big time last summer and it nearly cost us top 4. Do you think the same thing will be allowed to happen again.
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    Said it before etc but surely all FSG had to do was approach their counterparts at Southampton and Leipzig right at outset (last season at the latest) and ask if they would be prepared to sell VVD and Keita. The answers surely would have been:

    Not under any circumstances or
    Maybe, if the price is right.

    What other answers to a reasonable approach could they have been realistically given ?

    One can only assume that they have instead had dialogue with the player, the agent, the media and/or none of the above.

    Seems like a pretty daft way to go about wasting your time when entrusted with 200m of spending money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearWithMe View Post
    That's exactly what JK did last summer, bar his alternative CM was Wij though he did want two hence the reason for playing Lallana CM all season. An he missed out on a couple of LB so instead of going down the list and ending up another Moreno, he played Milner there instead and waited. My point is all this has nothing to do with FSG.
    I think alot of that comes down to not trusting those around him to find major signings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamingOfKlopp View Post
    I think alot of that comes down to not trusting those around him to find major signings.
    I'm not buying that, that's just wishful thinking on your part, easier to blame everyone else than think that maybe our manager might be culpable too. Hell, he openly admitted as much, said he should have tried harder in January. I love him to bits, but it's clear he's pretty stubborn, no choice but to trust he knows what he's doing though.
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    Coutinho, Van Dijk, Keita and Can....TELL US WHATS REALLY GOING ON.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lester View Post
    Coutinho, Van Dijk, Keita and Can....TELL US WHATS REALLY GOING ON.
    Well we aren't getting two of them and at least one is leaving.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speshhh View Post
    Said it before etc but surely all FSG had to do was approach their counterparts at Southampton and Leipzig right at outset (last season at the latest) and ask if they would be prepared to sell VVD and Keita. The answers surely would have been:

    Not under any circumstances or
    Maybe, if the price is right.

    What other answers to a reasonable approach could they have been realistically given ?

    One can only assume that they have instead had dialogue with the player, the agent, the media and/or none of the above.

    Seems like a pretty daft way to go about wasting your time when entrusted with 200m of spending money.
    You really must be nave if you think that's how football transfers work.

    Do you think United just welcomed Madrid when they first came for Ronaldo? Or do you think we just said - oh sure, Barca, you want Suarez? What time works for you to come around for a chat?

    No team is going to make selling their top players easy. They are not just going to say - yeah, its doable, we'll think about it sure. You have to poke and prod and refuse to take no for an answer till you get what you want. That's how it works a lot of the time when you are trying to pry a team's best player for them, regardless of how much money you have to throw at them. Come on, now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamingOfKlopp View Post
    I think alot of that comes down to not trusting those around him to find major signings.
    Its a mixture of Klopp being very picky (we know this from his BVB days) and the limited amount of top players wanting to come here. In truth most young talents would rather go play for BVB than LFC as we've seen in recent windows. So Klopp even with limited funds probably had a better crack at it with BVB than LFC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cullenator View Post
    [I]Southampton: We apologised for tapping up and face a severe punishment if we take it any further.
    No we won't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cullenator View Post


    Leipzig: Have consistently said he's not for sale at any price.


    Yep, we're well in the mix.
    Actually the current stance is: Mintzlaff: "€75m is not enough to buy Keita. He is World Class, he stays"

    "75m isn't enough" is hardly the same as "not for sale at any price". If anything, it's encouraging us to offer more.
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    its hard to know what stance you take on this topic, literally you'll fall one side or the other

    1. FSG great to target VVD, Keita - at last we target good players

    or

    2. FSG failed to land our targets - rubbish, joke of owners

    look signing world class players isn't easy, we still do not yet know if we've failed with these attempts

    1. VVD is pretty much outcast from the squad
    2. Keita is rucking with players

    both want to come, both are wanted by Klopp

    still very likely they will both happen at some point....(in my opinion) it often still amazes me how powerful players and agents are and what they can do to make a transfer happen

    very very rare do players go through scenarios both VVD and Keita are without eventually getting a transfer
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