18 Jan 2018 11:50:02
Woodburn not going out on loan as Klopp wants to keep him following the sale of Coutinho to Barca.

Sounds like what we are all thinking is becoming reality. No more incomings.

1.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:01:06
What exactly is wrong with no more incomings? I'd rather the club stand pat than spending over the odds in a panic buy. It is the January window after all.

2.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:03:16
I'm with you there Yankee Red.

3.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:30:13
Will you still be saying that if we don, t qualify for champions league?

4.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:36:25
so Jaylfc1 if we don't buy anyone else in this window do you think we won't qualify for top 4?
bit strange as this same squad has taken us 3rd
have a bit more faith mate.

5.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:37:12
The lad deserves a chance and hope he takes this oportunity to fight for a place look at taa and gomez took clyne to be injured for them to shine woodburn could be next and that way we can concentrate on areas we need to dramatically improve.

6.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:39:35
Will we be saying that if we win the Champions League?

7.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:46:10
If LFC don't qualify for the Champion's League, it won't be because they failed to bring in whomever. Bringing in a player, even a "top, top player" isn't a guarantee to get us there. And how many players that are available would actually slip right in and improve the starting XI? There are plenty of players I'd like to see in a Liverpool kit, but most aren't available in January. It's better to wait for the Summer than overextend on a stopgap.

8.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:49:24
Over spending wouldn't bother me too much. The club has to obviously work within the FFP rules but spending big money on the likes of someone like Lemar wouldn't worry me.

Every transfer is a risk, but our recent ones in Mane, Salah and Ox seem to be paying off despite some feeling we overspent with them when they first joined.

End of the day Lemar is a highly regarded young french national that the likes of Barcelona were looking at if Coutinho deal didn't go through. He obviously has ability, the risk comes in when we think if he can cope with the premier league.

I am glad woodburn is getting a chance, he should be getting that as backup to mane and salah.

But in my opinion the club has had ample time to prepare for coutinho leaving and not getting a replacement or any midfielder with Henderson injury record is a huge risk.

Remember the meltdown after we drew to West Brom and Everton! One or two poor results the pressure will crank up.

9.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:49:34
Hindsight is a wonderful thing Jaylfc1, problem is none of us have a crystal ball so your argument goes both ways! What if we finished 2nd without signing a Coutinho replacement in this window?

10.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:50:50
We just got over the odds money for coutinho, if there's no more incomings and we don't qualify for the cl we'll look a right laughing stock, but we'll have money in the bank, yippee.

11.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 13:03:22
You say one or two poor results will crank up the pressure so here's an idea - if we happen to get a couple of poor results, don't crank up the pressure. don't contribute to the media storm. Just take it on the chin knowing that we're a strong team and form will pass.

Also, Barcelona spent 130m on a player to replace Neymar. He was instantly injured and didn't play all that half of the season. Spending money does not guarantee a single thing, if Klopp is happy then let him get on with it.

12.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 13:05:54
I agree with JordZ.

As a club, Liverpool have had more than enough time to identify Coutinho's replacement, if this is Lemar and we can't do a deal in Jan then fine. You can't force a club to sell after all, but if we then fail to get the said target in summer, i'd be disappointed.

Loosing a player of Coutinho's caliber would detriment any club on this planet, so let's not pretend we "don't need him for top four". I'm not saying without him we can't get it, but with him or his identified replacement, we'd surely have a better chance in all competitions.

But then maybe I'm just gagging for another signing ha.

13.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 13:09:06
I think it’s much simpler than that - it’s a question if the right players are available or not. Klopp has made it clear he will spend if the right players are there, but won’t spend on players that won’t improve the team.

We can talk all we like about spending or not spending on Lemar but Ed has already told us Monaco don’t want to sell in Jan, and others might move but not want to move to Liverpool or break the wage structure (Sanchez) .

As for Woodburn, hope the guy gets game time if he stays, a few games where he gets 20-30mins could be really important but if he sits on the bench all year to watch Milner and others to still come on if we’re 2 or 3 up it’ll be a big shame.

14.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 13:09:55
Jordz, I understand your point mate but what if the players Klopp wants just aren’t available. That might be Lemar, might not be.

Point being if clubs are refusing to sell or asking for crazy money in order to sell to us then there isn’t really much we can do but wait.

Unless we go out and sign second, third or fourth choices. (But that doesn’t seem to be Klopp’s way of doing things - ed02 will remind me that salah definitely wasn’t first choice) . But you get my drift, id rather we waited until the right player became available. I don’t think ‘replacing’ coutinho right now is 100% necessary.

15.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 13:11:24
Considering much of the talk has been about midfield and ahead of there and the thing likely to determine top 4 or not is more likely to happen behind there I don’t see how no more transfers is going to change what happens.

16.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 13:28:39
Lets see if peoples opinion changes if we fail to finish in top4 this season. Funny how people forget how we struggle to break teams down who sit back for 90minutes.

I guess we still have Milner to come in, unless of course he is already starting.

17.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 13:41:34
It doesn't matter whether we get a big signing or not for next half. I believe our team is capable of top 4 finish. for once we should stop the panick buys. if Klopp wants to sign Trapp for instance. I believe in him. ya some of his decision is not good. but he is human not a god or someone with time stone that can go back and change the past! but so far his buys have had more success than Rodgers buys right? not the transfer committee buys Rodgers ones lik Borini and all. let's get behind the team like we did for Manchester city game and we can beat anyone on our day. even Barcelona munic and all. they have to play at Anfield right? in UCL. we just have to make home game a lot tougher. booking every time they get the ball such will definitely help our team.

18.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 13:49:43
Weakening our front 4 mid season with loads still to play for was never a good idea.
Not bringing someone else in is an even worse idea.
They've known for quite some time that Coutinho has wanted out, plenty of time to organise something.
Salah, Firmino and Mane can't play every remaining game.
Sturridge could very well be on his way out leaving us with Ings and Solanke as back up, neither of which can be trusted to perform to the required standard.
Not to mention Coutinho was basically 2 players wrapped up in 1 as he was capable of playing in the front 3 or as an attacking midfielder without any difference in quality.
As mentioned earlier we are gambling with CL qualification here while the teams around us are strengthening.

19.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 14:01:16
I don't see how Woodburn not going on loan has anything to do with us signing anyone. Especially since he hasn't played. Not that I teally think we will get anyone and don't mind if we dont. If someone good enough is there and available we'll get them but if not wait til the summer. Wooburn being kept. conclusion: we won't sign a keeper.

20.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 14:02:10
Problem is you guys don't realize the impact selling coutinho will have in the long term, klopp likes to rotate, it's been ok so far because we've had the quality to do that, if we get into the CL quarters, guaranteed klopp will rest salah bobby or mane maybe even all of them in between games. What comes in? Ings lallana or woodburn.
That's where our top 4 chances will fade.
Arsenal are getting Mhki and Auba for Sanchez. Arsenal! The team in crisis right now. There not keeping one of there youngsters to help fill the void.
Liverpool have never been more attractive to players as they are right now, in the CL still, in the top 4, just smashed the best team in the league. Use it to get a quality player in.
Cuz team Harry Kane can easily finish above us.

21.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 13:58:45
Ed01, would you still expect someone in before the end of the window, ?

{Ed001's Note - still? I said I didn't expect anyone mate. We are still trying but we always seem to mess up and sign our targets at a later date.}

22.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 14:10:24
Just for argument sake let's say we have no more ins and outs. As the games with CL, FA cup and prem come thick and fast and we get 1 injury to mane, firminio, Salah, ox. How deep are we for squad rotation? Remember what happened last year in January.

23.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 14:27:20
Guys, if Coutinho was injured for 2-3 months and not sold, would we buy a "top top" player to replace him? :) I know we are all nervous, cause 2 years in a row playing in the CL would (maybe) brings us back on track with signings etc, but still, this squad just beat a team which hadn't lost this season, give the guys a break and stop talking about departed ex-players?

We are perfectly fine to qualify for the CL, hell, even to finish before Chelsea, imo.

24.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 14:42:02
But he still not injured for 2/ 3 months.
He's gone and not coming back.
That's the difference.
We are now a player light for the front 3 and if Sturridge leaves which is a real possibility leaves us even lighter.
Salah, Firmino and Mane can't play every game.
Why gamble with CL qualification?

25.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 14:53:27
I don't know about the rest of you but I'm not, well don't think I am yep just checked again I am definitely not a manager of a Premier league football club. Jurgen Klopp is however and he seems to be pretty good at it in my opinion so with that in mind I have decided to let him manage the team and I have just decided to support them. I think some of you lot spend far too much time on FIFA. Try reality boys and Girls its sooo much more fun. In Klopp we Trust. Im a BELIEVER.

26.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 14:57:22
I personally think we’re going to make one more signing gents. If we don’t, well we’re going to have to get behind the team anyway we’ve got a good and capable squad. Let’s back them up no matter what.

27.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 15:14:27
Well said whz! We are superb! We did just beat Man City and let’s not forget Virgil wasn’t playing in that game. Also people saying couts was this couts was that, he didn’t make us as gud as we are all on his own, we’ve got Salah, ox, mane, Solanke, ings, Woodburn, Lallana and Sturridge if he stays that’s decent rotation up top for the lesser games. The further we go in the champions league the better we will get in my opinion as we always up our game against more attacking teams, we will pick them off! YNWA.

28.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 15:16:00
Another thing to remember is that we've being playing without Lallana for the first half of the season. Where does he fit in if we sign another attacking midfield player? Has everyone forgotten how good he was for us last season.

I know he hasn't looked as sharp since the injury but that's effectively another player coming into the squad for the second half of the season.

29.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 15:50:31
Ben Woodburn will take his chances if Klopp offers him. He's young and raw, but he cvan make some contributions. In t hat sense, he's ready. Maybe this is his real opportunity to stake a claim, who knows?

30.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 15:52:14
Have read all the comments and there are points to argue for both sides. I think ultimately another Jan signing might be more down to what happens with Sturridge than with the sale of Coutinho.
Last month at some points Klopp was benching (resting) TWO of the front four, which seemed to imply that he thought we had more than adequate cover. Maybe he sees the return of Lallana as something like a new signing?

Tbh, our goalkeeping situation is more of a worry than buying a replacement for Coutinho, especially if none of the club's 'true targets' are available. The Keita, and to a lesser extent, van Dijk transfers do give us an insight into the manager's thinking. It's more about who he wants than who is available, and he seems willing to go the extra mile (to Blackpool) to get these specific players in.

I think if Sturridge leaves we might get a squad player in (sort of a 'Klavan til we get van Dijk' type thing)? Other than that I think that's it.

31.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 16:32:14
I keep seeing people the club has had time to get a replacement for Coutinho. I thought we replaced him in attack with Salah and in Midfield with Ox. I'm fairly certain Klopp and the club knew Coutinho would be leaving when they decided to spend 70 mill on those two.

I'm all for buying more better players whenever we can but I don't see any reason to replace Coutinho (again? ) .

32.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 16:10:25
It's not really pressure from fans. I think we are all used to our ups and downs over the last 20 years we have seen them.

But the only way we can keep out of the pressure is by winning games. You can't stop the pundits from saying after a 0-0 draw against a mid table team "they missed that bit of magic that Coutinho offered".

I am not saying that using woodburn is wrong but I feel like we are putting a lot of pressure on the lad if we are thinking he will be playing part of a very dynamic midfield 3. He would be must better being subbed on for mane or salah. Not the pressure of pulling the strings. So many fans jumped on solankes back already and he's only played 400 mins.

I think the lad will take his opportunity if he is used, but will he effectively anyways? Or are we going to wait for the games where is 0-0 and expect him to come on and win us the game? It's a risky strategy.

33.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 16:12:11
Who’s Woodburn?

{Ed025's Note - exactly..

34.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 16:44:35
Our season shouldn’t hinge on us signing one player. That said Barcelona didn’t sign couts just for this season. They recognised that it gives him another few months to bed in and prepare for next season while giving iniesta some time to recover/ prepare for CL games. I’d love to see us go out and get the player (s) that have been identified as soon as possible. Fingers crossed that’s in this window. Otherwise we’ll have to wait. But if Sturridge does go and we suffer an injury the squad does begin to look a little thin.

35.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 18:20:40
Some massive overreactions on here! If we sign someone we still have the second best team in the league, what if De Gea gets injured? United screwed, harry Kane? Good bye Harry Kane team, arsenal are a sh*t show right now, Chelsea? Why overpay for a player most of you have o my seen on YouTube when if Klopp doesn’t want him enough? A massive amount of money to waste.

36.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 18:42:32
Give Woodburn a chance to show what he can do and focus on getting the best keeper available. Surely that the most pressing requirement at this moment to preserve what is looking like a promising campaign.