17 May 2018 22:51:34
Here goes.

How many will i get right.

Cabellos (courtesy of the Eds. )

Great if they all come off.



{Ed0333's Note - Oh Macca your gonna break the internet again mate lol

1.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 22:55:49
Not a fan of Tarkowski. He plays well in a team set up to defend.

2.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 22:57:44
Certainly would be nice Macca.

3.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:01:58
Good to hear from you macca! Are these rumours or targets?


4.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:03:21

5.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:05:06
Fekir/ Dembele would be brilliant signings.

I haven't seen Ceballos play in a while but I know he hasn't been given much of a shot at Real Madrid and he was very very highly rated when he was at Betis. I'd be happy if we moved for him as the Ed's suspect us to do.

I hope we stay away from Tarkowski (who I have never before this post Macca seen us linked with) - He has huge help in defence from Mee and Dyche's set up.

Butland - Karius is better, however, if this is due to Mignolet and Wards departures it does make sense. Will also keep Karius on his toes. Maybe if we do sign him he can recapture some of the promise that we all saw from him a couple of years ago, when he was shaping up to be a good keeper,

6.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:07:48
I'm from Burnley and believe me if there is a defender that any top team should be looking at it is Ben mee he is a class above anyone else there.

7.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:08:13
Is Dembele looked as a loan or direct buy. Really hate it if its a loan deal.

{Ed0333's Note - why would you be opposed to a loan?

8.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:10:40
Dembele and fekir alone would make it an amazing summer. But you do wonder where the hell they'd all play?

9.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:14:31
That should see us through the bore-fest at is this weekend!


10.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:25:12
Thanks Macca welcome back.

11.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:28:47
Hey Macca can u give some feedback as to whether these r definate players we are pushing to sign please.? And no right on list.? that would be upwards of £200m worth of players without buying a right back. also with Tarkowski im assuming that either means Lovren or Klavan are being sold or Gomez is sent on loan.?

12.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:30:54
Thanks for posting Macca.

13.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:31:43
Another bombshell love it!
Watch the frenzy!
Cheers macca 👍🏼.

14.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:36:28
Thanks for the info/ heads-up, Macca.

Tarkowski - please no, not what we need. I'd rather play Gomez as our first choice RCB instead.

Fekir - yes please

Dembele - I can't see him getting a game ahead of our front three so is he swapping the bench of Barcelona for the bench of Liverpool? Seems like a strange one although I do agree we need a quality 'forward' who can come in for Mane, Salah and Firmino in case of injuries, rotation and lost of form

Butland - As backup, I wouldn't mind him too much. Hope he won't cost too much though

Ceballos - decent player, there's a reason why both Real and Barcelona were chasing after him the summer before. Him and Hendo would be a decent rotation policy and with Keita, Fekir and AOC (after injury), our midfield looks pretty great.

Really, instead of Tarkowski, we should be looking to bring in a RB asap (which the eds have confirmed) so hopefully we don't waste money on a CB who's being carried by Mee and been protected by the system at Burnley and buy a quality player for a problem area in the first eleven.

15.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:44:01
Which dembele tho.

16.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:46:22
Thanks Macca, I hope you get them all right! Tarkowski though is the strange one although he’s an upgrade on Matip.

17.) 18 May 2018
17 May 2018 23:58:09
My concern would be that if we were to bring fekir and dembele in it would almost certainly mean our star man is on his way out. I know Ed02 said we will resist a sale but it seems we are making plans should he move on.

18.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 00:00:53
I love you macca.

19.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 00:54:44
Fekir is coming to be friends with Salah and persuade him to stay away from Real Madrid. The club has done this before by extending Moreno's contract because he was friends with Coutinho. He persuaded couts from Barcelona but eventually Lfc decided they'd cash in.

20.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 00:57:15
Celtic Dembele? Or Barca. if it's Barcelona who's going? 😞
That list isn't the most exciting. but then again we already have out exciting or big players (front 3, keita& vvd) . it's the steady top quality we need to add.

21.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 01:24:23
Could it be Moussa Dembele and not Ousmanne.

22.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 01:40:08
Apart from the last two are the rest ACTUAL target's?

23.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 02:25:22
Tarkowski - odd one but maybe one of Klavan or Matip are leaving? Wouldn’t be my first pick but can’t say I watch him much

Fekir - yes please, feels a natural fit

Dembele - which one? Ousmane, Mousa or Moussa? If Ousmane is on a loan with option to buy, could be a really smart move to strengthen next season and then provide automatic option should Salah leave after next season. I’d also happily take either one of the other two though!

Butland - think it’s a decent move so long as we don’t go back to switching keepers all the time

Ceballos - haven’t seen much of him but seems talented, my only worry is is he disciplined enough to play Hendos role? Seems like a more attack minded player than someone who can run the game from deep like Hendo can, but don’t know we’ll enough to say. I just hope we have proper cover for Hendo who can control the tough games, he’s so crucial to us

I’d like us to get a RB but I’m also not that fussed as it could be better for TAA to be playing regularly there for another season. and he’s more than capable

Thanks Macca, exciting times and hopefully we continue to build and strengthen as we have every season since Klopp came in. Feels like something truly special building in this squad.

24.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 02:33:55
I agree with den, unless it’s a loan move for dembele then it could mean one of Salah or mane leaving and we know which is more likely. So the verdict is out on that but if it’s as an addition to the current squad then that would be awesome, even if it’s on loan. I just hope he isn’t a much ado about nothing type signing, he’s obviously got massive talent let’s see if he would realise it here.

Fekir will be the player I’d like us to pull off the most on that list, he’ll be relatively expensive and Lyon, as others have said, are notoriously hard to deal with but he would be a huge addition to the squad. He’s hard working, skillfull, fast and built for a counter attacking team. Only thing that could be a concern is his attitude but we said the same about mane and they were put to bed. I think in a team where he isn’t the star man he won’t have the attitude problem, I hope anyway.

Ceballos is quite underwhelming, considering this is quite a problem area for us, I’ve seen him a few times for Madrid and it’s clear he’s well out of his depth. Maybe it’s a case of not getting enough game time or the right oppertunities/ positions but I don’t think he’s the sitting midfielder we need. With can going, I thought this was a good chance to bring a midfielder with real denfensive capabilities and mindset, someone for the games where we need a clever head in there and I don’t think that’s ceballos. If we do get him I hope as with all transfers that I doubt, that I’m proven wrong.

Tarkowski I’m not sure about, I think like the others have said, he fits a certain system and I don’t think he’d fit too well in our attacking system being so used to a defensive one. Van Dijk needs a certain type of partner but there’s a whole host of names I’d put ahead of Tarkowski that would be better and cheaper. Again I hope Klopp proves me wrong

Butland only makes sense as a replacement for migs and Ward but nothing more. He could get back on track and really push to be the goalkeeper he once promised to be but with our Goalkeeping set up I really can’t see that happening. I think goalkeeper might end up being an issue for us at some point next season as it has for some years now. Karius has really pushed on but maybe I’m being overly critical in saying I’m not too convinced by him yet.

I think with some of these additions and Keita coming in we could challenge for the league next season. The area I’d really go above and beyond over out of the names mentioned by macca is a solid Cb partner for Van Dijk, I think with that, we would be able to counteract the need for a genuine sitting/ defensive midfielder. And go a long way to solving our defensive issues finally. Very excited for this summer.

25.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 02:40:53
Oh Macca, your posts make me more excited than just about anything in this world. Hope my mrs doesn't read that 🤣.

26.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 03:08:00
Is tarkowski any better than lovren? other than that. why would we pay high figure for dembele when he is imjury prone? and may not even get into front three? rest all i wouldnlove to see here. hope you are fine Macca.

27.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 04:00:53
Thanks for your predictions Macca. IMHO you will get 2-3 out of the 6 right.

Tarkowski - Unlikely - Like many of the other posters I hope we get Ben Mee instead of Tarkowski. Klopp likes ball playing centre backs, and Tarkowski may not fit the bill

Fekir - Possible - Makes a lot of sense given where he plays and how he plays

Dembele - Ousmanne or Moussa?
Ousmanne: I would like it to work out but unlikely given the price Barcelona are likely to ask for him. He is a two footed player which is good, but he has lower workrate than what a Klopp team tends to demand

Butland - From your previous post, I reckon this one is likely to happen. It makes sense because a lot of our players are not homegrown now (Lallana and Milner are in the twilight of their careers, Ward may be looking to move on to get first team opportunities, and the rest of your list of desired players are not British)

Cabellos - Possible to happen - he is a good player, Zidane may not rate him as much as he would have liked

On top of your list, I have a feeling (no source or anything just a random fuzzy feeling) that we will buy one player from Leverkusen this season on top of the list shared. Which one of Tah, Bailey, Havertz, Henrichs, and Brandt i don't know.

28.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 04:51:13
Not to be cheeky Macca, but where is the right back? It’s one of the few holes left to plug.

I don’t watch enough of burnley to know but I prefer the sound of Mee much more than Tarkowski, but id take either of them and put trust in them to grow and iron out their deficiencies.

Butland still makes no sense to me for what he will cost, if we really are after a backup keeper it should be somebody with more experience who will cost little. Call me a romantic but Buffon joining us, even to just be backup, would give me shivers, but Reina would be good as well.

Ceballos seems to have been covered by the Ed’s endlessly and would be a smart buy.

Fekir and Dembele would leave us all in dreamland, I’m not fussed if dembele would only be a loan he has so much talent.

As for the speculation that this all means Salah is leaving, personally any player can leave if they so wish. Say what you like about Suarez, Coutinho, torres or mascherano, but at least they all stayed for a few years before controversially departing. If Salah honestly wants a move after one bloody season, and is incapable to see what we are building here, then sod him. As great as he is I see him as a product of the system, and we could almost certainly find somebody to do a decent job in his stead. This is all hypothetical of course as I don’t think he will leave this summer.

29.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 06:01:09
Out of all the Dembele’s, Spurs one is probably what we need most. Not the player he was a few years back as his legs have gone a little, but would be a great signing. Would take the other two also, just don’t know how we would fit them in to the team.

30.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 06:23:19
I don’t know how we fit Henderson, Can, Milner, Lallana, Ox and Wijnaldum into a team. Oh wait we don’t, players can’t play every game and you need more than 11 to win trophies.

31.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 06:42:09
I don't see a right back in there and i am worried.

32.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 06:58:34
Wasn't Macca asked to stay away from the website? Some Eds were angry at him for his winter transfer window behavior.

{Ed025's Note - that never happened mate, macca is a valued source of information and a good friend of this site but like all of us if you get a prediction wrong some posters see you as the devil incarnate, things can change very quickly in football and clubs can change direction on players at the drop of a hat and then its seen as misinformation, we have some great contributors to this site with the likes of ED001 and ED002 leading the team and all information we provide is given in good faith..

33.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 07:00:02
Tarkowski doesn’t really excite me at all.
Dembele not sure about him either.
Fekir would be fantastic.
I doubt Butland would agree to being back up goalie.
Ceballos . not convinced about him but may come good under Klopp.

Disappointed that Pulisic isn’t on the list .

34.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 07:05:26
Perked up my Friday morning, cheers Macca.

35.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 07:08:14
We know Klopp likes Dembélé and wanted him when he was at Rennes, pretty sure we tried to sign him but he choose Dortmund. He could cover the entire front 3 roles and could maybe play in Manes role with Mane dropping into the middle 3?
He would be a great signing, yes he’s not set the world alight at Barcelona but a lot of that is down to injury.
Fekir I would also love but I’m not sure we would sign both him and Dembélé? If we managed to get both that would be one hell of a statement that we want to push on to the next level.
Butland and Tarkowski are too young English lads who would be here to compete for a starting place and I would like to think if signed could go on to the next level (although our track record with keepers isn’t great)
Not seen enough of Ceballos apart from the U21 last summer when he won player of the tournament, he’s had a year stagnating at Real which may have stunted his progression but he looked decent in the few games I saw although he looked more attacking minded than the holding role that has been touted.

36.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 07:10:11
There is someone about called Accam.
Think he would make a great addition to the Liverpool scouting team.

37.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 07:39:00
Macca you legend - thanks a million for the post. I wanna have your babies / Peter.

38.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 07:42:21
Lads, we have 3 England internationals who play RB, we don’t need another. I’d take Tarkowski, an improvement on Klavaan who will likely leave in the summer giving us 4 top CB’s. Fekir and Dembele would be nice but I’m not sure how they would fit in, potentially one would play deeper with Firmino still up top. Interesting to see who our midfield will be next season.

39.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 08:29:03
There's only one Makka!

40.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 08:45:47
There is also only one MACCA!

41.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 08:57:39
By the look of our transfer targets we look as though we maybe setting up in a 4-2-3-1 formation instead of 4-3-3 like we have this season.

Possible 11

GK - Butland

RB - Alexander Arnold
CB - Tarkowski
CB - Van Dijk
LB - Robertson

CM - Kieta
CM - Ceballos

RW - Salah
AM - Fekir/ Dembele
LW - Mane

ST - Firmino

Not a bad first 11 to challenge for the title?

42.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 09:02:00
There is more than one Macca lads. There are two Steve Macca's, Gary Macca, Jason Macca etc. So that is at least 4.

Thanks for the info Mystery Macca!

43.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 09:17:11
Didn’t Klopp say he wants a few more additions to strengthen the squad. So why should we think any of our top players would be leaving.
We need a strong squad in depth!

44.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 09:32:37
Just happy that we're looking at centre backs! Thanks Macca.

45.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 09:44:18
Cabellos is a carbon copy of lallana from what I have seen if he can gain confidence with us an grow as a player that could b really shrewd business, I would b more than happy with the rest but can't help feeling we could do with a real defensive mid who can dictate play I would of loved neves of wolves he is xabi Alonso reincarnated with the capacity too b even better, then the likes of ndidi, doucore, khedira, Vidal would good options.

46.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 10:40:34
Love the macca posts, like waking up on Christmas morning.
Would like some update on out goings next please macca
Don't expect a lot, but be interesting to know.

47.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 11:18:55
Interesting list of players there Macca, seing Fekir and Dembele on the same list is a joy as well, the offence part of the first team is frightening already, them 2 will make the offence part of the squad frightening, lots of options there.

Seeing Keita and Ceballos coming in makes me belive the midfields problems will also be mostly sorted.

Defence is still a slight mystery rather than a worry as to who’s going to be here next year, suppose once we know who’s coming in at right back we will have more of an idea how strong we will be in defence.

Butland is a slight surprise but karius is reasonably settled there now and unless Alison is available to us then I would stick with him and Butland as the backup/ cup keeper.

48.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 11:38:49
Putting aside specific names, I think one thing that has changed is that we are identifying the positions to strengthen a lot better than in the past. Historically we'd be stockpiling players in positions we were already strong and ignoring the glaring weaknesses. For that reason I am much more bullish about our up and coming business.

49.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 11:40:25
Has anyone got to the bottom of which Dembele this is?

I’m guessing it’s probably Ousmane from Barca, but could also be Moussa from Spurs or Moussa from Celtic.

In my opinion Ousmane would be a risk as the fee is likely to be very big. However, he has the potential to be an incredible player, he has everything needed to be great and if Klopp can get him working the way he wants he could be top top class.

I wouldn’t want it as a loan though, unless it is with an agreed option to buy. A loan would cost money and take up a place in the squad which could go to someone who sees their future at Liverpool and wants to fight for it.

Moussa from Spurs I also think would be a very shrewd signing. Yes he is getting on and has struggled with injuries, but he will likely be relatively cheap and he is top quality on his day. He keeps the ball incredibly well and would be a solid replacement for Can. He would provide some stability in games where we need to take more control in the middle of the park.

Moussa from Celtic would be an odd one though. The kid clearly has talent, he can finish, he’s strong, he’s quick, but he has struggled with injuries and hasn’t really stood out in a poor league. I don’t see him as any better than Ings or Origi and the price would likely be too high to even consider him as an option.

Exciting stuff though Macca, cheers for the input.

50.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 12:35:06
Mr Kelly has told someone then.

51.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 12:00:31
Sounds expensive. Assuming it is Barcelona Dembele, surely it would have to be loan. I couldn't see us spending anywhere near what they paid for him and we couldn't get that much of a discount could we?

No right back mentioned either but I guess this is not a definitive list. I don't discount any of it at the moment and we've all said the squad needs improving. Could be one hell of a summer if this lot troop up on the doorstep.

52.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 13:06:00
How much are we getting for Salah?

Fekir and Dembele won't be coming in unless Salah is going out.

53.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 13:18:24
I can’t believe how many on here think that Butland will be back-up if he signs. He will probably start as England’s number one in the Workd Cup and will start the season in goal if he signs.

Klopp has done his best to protect Karius and deflect criticism from him, but I think the Roma tie was the tipping point when he realised that Karius is not the answer. Klopp knows we got massively lucky when he flapped at Kolarov’s shot and turned it on to the bar. It was 0 - 0 at that point and Roma we’re controlling the game. In my opinion, had that gone in, it would have changed the whole outcome and our 5 goal blitz may not have happened. Then, when we were 5 - 0 up and coasting he was beaten at his near post by Dzeko and that opened up the tie again. It was not an easy save to make, I admit, but I’m pretty sure De Gea would have saved it, as would any of the other top keepers in the world. Small details, as Rafa would say, but they are what win you trophies. He was in no way to blame for the penalty or the comical own goal in the second leg, but he should have done much better for Roma’s 2nd, pushing out a ball he should have caught for Dzeko to score. Naingollin’s first goal was also not an easy shot to save but he could have done better with his positioning meaning that he had to stand and watch the shot go in.

I think that Klopp already had his doubts due to his performance against City where he also got lucky twice. A gap at a cross led to it being put in by Sane who was wrongly judged to have been offside. Then, Dzeko was also wrongly judged to be offside when Karius came flying out to clatter him and that would have been a penalty.

He is too erratic and doesn’t think which is why Klopp is looking to replace him. Maybe there are reasons why we couldn’t get better than Butland but we will be an upgrade on Karius and won’t be coming as back- up.

54.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 13:34:33
Ed001, what's your thoughts on Doogles above post mate please, Have to admit this was my initial thoughts also🤔.

{Ed001's Note - I would ignore it personally.}

55.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 14:03:55
Thanks for the update Macca.
What we need to appreciate is come the start of next season we will have one of the strongest squads we have had in a decade, all under the tutelage of Klopp. Regardless of who eventually gets signed, i am pleased with the caliber of players (fekir, dembele) we are pursuing.
The ambition of the club on the pitch is now beginning to replicate the LFC worldwide brand status. Great things to look ahead to including the final in 8 days. ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ.

56.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 14:54:50
Thanks Macca.
They may not all pan out, but well all really appreciate you passing the info on.

57.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 15:32:21
Thanks Macca, you're a star!

58.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 08:16:01
Thanks Ed025.

{Ed025's Note - no worries d..

59.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 08:25:42
Exactly right ed025. Cheers Macca I would be very happy with Fekier I think he is the best we can get.

60.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 16:35:02
More like we're the best Fakir can get mark mate ;)

61.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 16:40:27
Fekir is the AM which we need and will be in starting 11.

There's no reason why Fekir and Dembele can't both come. Dembele will be a loan deal. He will get plenty of game time as sub/ cups/ injured/ rested. He may even outperform Mane, who's wasted chances and greediness infront of goal may be niggling at klopp. If he performs then he will most likely replace salah permanently next year.

62.) 18 May 2018
18 May 2018 17:48:14
For me the ideal ones would be.

De Ligt.

And either Dembélé or Pulisic.

63.) 19 May 2018
19 May 2018 12:55:10
Imagine thinking that Mane is better than Dembele. take off your red tinted spectacles. Dembele is an incredible talent who would be amazing for us.