12 Jan 2018 15:00:51
Yo ed001

Klopp has commented that he did everything he could to convince Pipco to stay. If this kinda BS? I thought he wanted rid late in the summer window (providing we got a replacement), and from then on had given up on keeping him.

{Ed001's Note - no, he wanted rid because Coutinho wouldn't listen and was acting up. Klopp had tried hard to convince him to stay prior to that.}

1.) 12 Jan 2018
12 Jan 2018 15:24:04
There was no option left but to sell him. It is all about finishing building the team now. I Hope these so called scouts are doing their job properly. We can't spend £75m on every position so a few bargins need to be found.

Dembele was only £12m I think
Kante was a steal
there were likely dozens more.

2.) 12 Jan 2018
12 Jan 2018 15:26:07
Adding on to that, I remember ed002 mentioning that Coutinho doesn't like Klopp, but I think it turns out that it was just lies peddled by Joorabchian to force Klopp's hand and Coutinho went along with it. That seems to be one of the ways he was acting up, along with him faking a back injury. Since he is now gone, is it safe for you to specify how else he acted up?

3.) 12 Jan 2018
12 Jan 2018 16:24:02
Mark, I agree with the sentiment, especially given the bargains I find on CM16 (joke! ), but wouldn't you rather have the team winning trophies, even if we have overpaid for players?

I trust the club to ensure we don't fall foul of FFP, but beyond that, if the club is winning, I don't really care if we paid, say, £50m instead of £25m for a player, as long as that's the player our manager wants and will improve our team.

4.) 12 Jan 2018
12 Jan 2018 17:52:42
Yes Zeddicus but we are not City. let's say we need 4 players in the summer to complete our team we can't spend £300m. At least one player will have to be found the old fashioned way.