11 Aug 2017 07:46:45
Morning all

Eds as regards to Luan mate, is he being looked at as a winger? I just can't see how we will get him in the team with Salah and Mane fit? He doesn't seem to be a Striker but can play the Number 10 slot.

Also what changed as I can remember you saying forget about Luan signing.

{Ed002's Note - The problem in January was the third party ownership - and that still would need to be resolved before any transfer. He can play in pretty much any forward position - but I agree it is hard to see how he would fit in to the first team.}

1.) 11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017 10:24:50
Unfortunately Sturridge can't be relied upon to stay fit. He had a slight muscle pull (apparently) 2 weeks ago and is still out. Salah and Mane cannot be expected to play every game so if this lad can play anywhere across the front 3 then it makes sense. And let's not forget Lallana is out for a few months. Cheaper option than the Ox and will no doubt be a squad player.

2.) 11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017 10:26:22
We need a squad not just a first team. No player is guaranteed to be in the first team and competition is healthy.

3.) 11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017 10:31:11
Ideal buy then, i don't see what other winger options we have other than mane and salah, and its a long season.

4.) 11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017 10:44:32
Coutinho, Origi, Kent, Woodburn, Sturridge, Firmino, Lallana, Milner can all play wide, Ox can play a number of positions so would be a good squad player but to be honest I think if we get only VVD we have a strong squad.

5.) 11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017 11:00:45
i don't think we'll be making any moves for him. i have a feeling Solanke will get his chance along with Origi.