09 Jan 2018 00:21:12
So according to barcas vice president, they can't reveal the figures but Liverpool gave us a significant discount, now why would Liverpool do that? Maybe they just liked the player so much they wanted to knock money off for him to get his move. Well that was very nice of them wasn't it. Come on then FSG sympathisers explain that one! 🤔.

1.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 00:55:57
Are you being serious?

Are you honestly taking the Barcelona Presidents empty words as truth?

Of course he is going to tell his fans, and in extenstion other members of the club, that he managed to negotiate a deal at a lower cost then what is being reported. It makes him look better. This is about his own image, the world knows that he was forced to pay £142 million pounds because Liverpool played hardball, but he wants to deny that. Pretend that he was the man in control of the situation, dictating terms etc, when, in actuality, Liverpool named a price and Barcelona accepted without reservation.

End of the day all parties got what they wanted, or at least deemed acceptable. Barcelona got Coutinho, a player with fantastic quality, and Liverpool got a big transfer fee in exchange. Now, it is up to us to spend it correctly and to strengthen areas where we have been lacking. I. e. Goalkeeper being a huge must.

2.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 01:18:28
Behave. They're saying that to hype couts up. When in fact if anything they've over paid imo.

{Ed0333's Note - you seriously think they’ve overpaid mate? He’s one of the few players on the planet that has real magic in his boots and none of that Lukaku magic I mean proper magic. If anything I think they’ve got a good deal we could and should have got more.

3.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 01:34:19
It is simple. In the summer the price quoted was 200 million Euros but the Liverpool board said they would deal at a piffling, measley, insignificant 160 million Euros this time around. LFC were never going to get 200 million Euros and they knew it, but they did get 160 million this time around. In Barca's eyes that was the discount. Or in general speak, being reasonable.

4.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 01:48:23
Yeah because the Barcelona Vice President has nothing that gain by bending the truth a little, he has club members he has to justify his spending too, it’s much easier to justify spending £145 million if you claim you got the player for less than you could have done. I can’t believe you are gullible enough to believe that story.

5.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 02:07:23
Maybe we knocked of 20mil, who knows and who cares. that's just another 20mil for the likes of u to conplain about.

6.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 02:13:00
Seriously? . 2nd most highest transfer of all time and they got a discount? You believe that crap? It's called saving face since for the critics.

7.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 03:02:22
Ed. Someone's just paid 143m for a footballer. Of course they've over paid.

{Ed001's Note - fair point. Unless it was me of course.}

8.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 04:36:11
Ed001 you’re only second to the king himself.

That is, king balotelli. 😋.

{Ed001's Note - to be fair the Lord above, obviously I refer to Bendtner there, is close on my heels.}

9.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 04:54:45
Wasn't the fee for Suarez considerably less than reported at the time he was sold?

10.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 03:56:05
You're priceless mate.

{Ed001's Note - can't argue with that.}

11.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 08:04:46
Completely overpaid in my opinion the football world has gone mad caused by 3 clubs.

12.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 08:13:00
We've definitely let him go on the cheap. Should've been closer to £200m.

13.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 08:32:53
Don't worry LiverpoolFC8, FSG will get that for Salah, problem solved.

14.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 08:35:33
Would have been interesting if he has an outstanding World Cup, I think that value would have rocketed. On a side note, 2 years ago he’d have gone for what, £50mil? Back then you question the economic value to the club as finishing top 4 etc etc was financially comparable etc, but like when saints sell VVD you think good money but not if you go down. These fees now like Coutinho, they’re worth (financially) way more than their performance on the pitch I am presuming. I know that’s not what the game is about but it’s an interesting turn of events.

15.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 09:29:25
Man Utd set this in motion when they paid £90m for an only good player, in Pogba. That has to go down as the worst deal in history when you look at how shocking they are creatively and at dominating possession in midfield. Real Madrid have always been Real Madrid (and to be fair, James Rodriguez aside, their big money buys have usually been world class players at the time of signing), but they now have United, Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea, City, Liverpool and Juventus all throwing around £70m+ figures like it's nothing. It's absolutely bonkers. We should just be happy that our owners have recognised the major shift in the market and are prepared to back us big time so we can continue to compete. We have the world record defender at our club now!

{Ed002's Note - You all need to stop quoting figures that are in just about every case wrong for the transfer fees and the overall cost of the transfers.}

16.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 12:50:02
This some sort of conspiracy Waro? It’s all because FSG secretly want the club to fall apart (oh wait they saved us from going under)

I’m not sure what you’re looking for Waro but this FSG blind bashing is pathetic. Get a grip. Of course Barce are going to say they got a good deal. They’re not going to say “liverpool just ripped us off but we paid that much from the bottom of our hearts. ”

Then again I’m not surprised coming from you. Maybe we should’ve held coutinho ransom? 300 billion or he will never play football again!

And one last thing. “Comon fsg sympathizers explain that”. What is your explanation? You think they’re just horrid negotiators, even though they’re not responsible for the negotiations?

You really should see a therapist. You only pop on here to have a go at something. Calm down.

17.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 12:51:15
Are you for real Waro? It seems you've never heard of politics. Maybe, and bear with me a second here, just maybe it's Barcelona who could be full of the bull. Appeasing fans, securing votes mean anything to you? I may have missed some sort of joke here but support your club, you seem like a waste of a ticket to me.

18.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 12:52:57
Waro give it a rest mate i think your a decent bloke but this has to stop mate, come on they will say anything when they paid well over the odds for coutinho in first place.
We will end up a better team now he is gone I understand your upset about the whole thing but personally he is just another player.
I wrote something the other day he didn't do for us that gerrard did or
Lamps did for Chelsea or
Kanye did for Leicester and Chelsea or
Scholes for united or
Viera for the gunners let it go when we challenge for the title next yr it will be Phillip who mate.

19.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 12:53:30
Barca's vice president said the same about Suarez when they bought him. It seems it's his way of trying to get the fans to like him.
Perhaps it's not true.

Waro, you are usually saying that FSG are only in it to make money, so probably best you explain why they would they sell a prize asset on the cheap?

20.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 12:54:38
They can't reveal the figures because it was a lie waro. Madrid hid away the true figure for bale, Barcelona did the same with neymar. It will likely place them under investigation of financial fair play spending this much in such a short space of time. I tell you what isn't a lie, the £75 million we have payed for van dijk, the £50 million we have payed for keita, the £90 million we are likely to offer for lemar at some point. Barcelona are just trying to keep their fans and suits happy, and you're lapping up a message that was not intended for you.

21.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 12:55:11
Waro I heard the same thing, apparently the price was 180mn if money was paid in euros and 142mn if paid in coupons redeemable at Southampton FC.

22.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 12:56:06
No, we've got better end of deal. Coutinho go missing against big teams and when pressured. Missing vs Seville 3-3 So much he had be sub out to stem the tide. He is good player but not at class of Suarez. Price we had gotten kinda add in the losses we made in Suarez sale.

23.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 12:58:10
Please re-read his comments without your anti-FSG specs on Waro.

The reason he said they got a 'discount' was because Coutinho paid a chunk of the transfer fee himself - c£12m or thereabouts?

Now what other bit of made up garbage can you find to beat the owners with?

When you stick to football, I like and agree with your posts.

When it comes to the owners you come across as the most bitter, small person I have ever known!

24.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 12:59:54
He's there saying it, if he's lying why have Liverpool not come out and said so, ballagaume (spelling) said Barcelona are willing to go upto 180 million euros for him, I suppose he's lying as well. All these people telling lies yet we say nothing, were taking the moral high ground I assume.

25.) 10 Jan 2018
10 Jan 2018 00:00:53
Waro, using Balague as backup to your argument is like using a tissue as a teacup. He sounds confident but knows not a lot. You're just believing what you want to believe.

Think logically for one minute, if you can. If Barcelona were willing to pay 180 million euros, for example, what earthly reason would Liverpool have to voluntarily tell them not to worry about paying that much? It's not change form a pizza is it?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I can remember Liverpool didn't even set a price in the summer. How can they offer a discount on a price that didn't exist?

Do you sit there listening to CB radios wearing hats made of foil?

Seriously, if you shift your focus to more sensible things you might actually be able to enjoy your football again.