13 May 2018 22:05:16
Butland pretty much done.



1.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 22:46:34
Nice to hear from you Macca, hope you’re keeping well. Hope Butland is too 😄.

2.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 22:47:15
Cheers macca.

3.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 22:47:36
Will be a good back up. Cheers Macca.

4.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 22:47:38
Really? Bad news in my opinion. what's everyone's thoughts?

5.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 22:49:42
Wasn’t expecting that!
Ta macca.

6.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 22:50:33
Great to hear from you Macca!

Thanks so much for the news!

7.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 22:54:39
Doubt he will be back up benny? 30 million reserve?

8.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:07:05
Karius is better in my opinion and I am not sure if we are that dumb to throw 30 mil for a back up keeper.

9.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:10:51
Great to hear from you macca, was hoping for better news than that though.

10.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:13:07
Surprising choice but thanks for the news. I don’t understand why we aren’t going for a goalkeeper with a much better distribution and command of their area.

11.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:15:21
Won’t be near 30m and he’s not better than Karius. A keeper who can actually come an catch the ball is invaluable. That with his shot stopping and ball at his feet has made me very comfortable with Karius.

Not conceded in 8 hours of football at home. Karius is doing a stellar job. Butland will be a back up, if he’s not then I’ll be disappointed, as in no way shape or form is Butland an improvement. He’s a very average goalie.

12.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:19:37
Thanks for letting us know macca and hope your well. I personally don’t see him as any better than Loris, but hey, I trust Klopp.

13.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:22:21
You've got to question that. Champions league finalists, back to back top four and Jack Butland.

14.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:24:48
Honestly hope you're wrong mate, I'd rather keep Mignolet and save the money!

15.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:27:45
Totally agree benny. I won't be happy with that at all. I'd stick with karius personally. Hope it's not true. surely butland is not going to want to be reserve anyway.

16.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:51:38
Could be worse, it could be Navas. Glass half full. Cheers Macca. Great to see you back sir.

17.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:49:20
People being negative already not even signed any one yet can't win.

18.) 13 May 2018
13 May 2018 23:54:37
Thanks Macca appreciate your in put. The one time I’m hoping you’re wrong though haha as far as a goalkeeper goes unless we’re going for top class I don’t see many keepers being better than karius and worth the money, He has his faults but I don’t see butland as an upgrade. Thank you for the message though.

19.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 00:03:15
Great to hear from you Macca hope you're well. Shocked to hear about Butland dunno what to make of that to be honest.

20.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 00:23:10
True legend mate. Glad to hear from you.

21.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 00:27:05
Nice one Macca but what a weird one that is. Does Klopp want competition? Is he a backup or going in as first choice? Maybe he just doesn't value the keeper as a particularly vital position for his setup and doesn't want to splash loads of cash. Definitely more questions than answers with that one, but who knows? Maybe he'll come up trumps again. His other signings have worked out alright.

22.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 00:33:53
He’s better than Karius - end of.

23.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 00:41:18
Cheers Macca as always 👍.

24.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 00:53:30
Obviously will back him 100% if true, but it does seem a little odd. Not sure if he's much of an upgrade, especially with the season he's had and previous injury troubles. Hoping it works out in a similar manner to Robertson.

25.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 00:57:08
Thanks Macca.

Ed001, with this piece of news, would you think that

1) the plan to is to have Karius and Butland battle it out for no.1?

2) Ward will surely move on for good now. Oh, and Migs of course.

3) a chance of an elderstatesman for cover still (e. g., Reina, Navas seems less likely now as I don't think he would settle for that at 31 yo) .

26.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 00:59:08
Thanks for sharing your info Macca, really appreciate it. Can't say I'm convinced by Butland but a couple of seasons back he showed a lot of promise so maybe Klopp's genius extends to keepers too and he can get it out of him. As of now I'd think he'd be Karius' back up and he's at least better than Navas, it would be a massive vote of confidence in the direction of Karius. Maybe Butland surprises us behind a better defence and becomes no.1 we'll just have to see.

27.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 01:28:35
I’m happy with Butland. Karius deserves a chance to establish himself as our No. 1, signing someone like Allison or Oblak automatically relegates Karius to be the backup. Butland is still fairly young and talented, he can push Karius to be our first choice, Karius either steps up and continues to improve or Butland proves himself the better goalkeeper, either way we will have a very good goalkeeper.

28.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 01:36:22
Good to hear from you as always Macca. Hopefully he isn't coming in as first choice.

29.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 01:43:44
if this is true and deal is agreed before final i hope they hold off on announcing till after as karius has looked a lot more assured knowing he's klopps no 1. but I'm sure they'll do that anyway.

30.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 02:20:06
This is going to be all ovee the internet in a week, lol.

31.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 03:59:24
He looked a belting keeper a couple of years back and was arguably the best keeper in the league until his injury in 15-16 season. He’s not been as good since his return but if he can rekindle that form we have a top keeper on our hands, people forget he’s only 25 which is a pup in keeper years and has scope to improve. Big step up from Mignolet imo.

32.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 06:26:57
Largely agree with Cobra except about being the best keeper in the league 2015/ 6.

33.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 06:27:39
Thanks Macca,

Sadly last tho this makes me feel like there will be plenty of unnesscary keeper rotation next year.

34.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 06:35:19
Did say arguably, and I can remember a discussion with my mates at one point that season about who had been the best keeper that season and Butlands name cropped up from a few people. I think he got Stokes player of the season that year anyway.
If we sign him I think the transfer fee will be interesting, I have seen anything from 20-50m being brandished about, if it’s 20m or close I don’t think it’s a bad purchase, if it’s towards the high end then that seems crazy.

35.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 07:02:23
The Ox and Robertson written off before they kicked a ball for us. Need I say more! Trust in our manager and scouting team if this does happen.

36.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 07:17:04
Having been a goalkeeper for 10 years or so I always watch them with interest. sorry to say Butland is no improvement on Karius, top half club keeper, not title challenging teams. Probably made the most mistakes out of every keeper this year. Not great.

37.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 07:46:33
Guys for heaven sake. Give the fella a break. When he comes we should always be behind him, have you not learnt anything from the ox and mo signings, people always putting them down before the get in the door. Do you realise were we are at as a club progess is good. Look at the fella donarona at Ac Milan sure he was the only keeper on the planet a while ago. Not doing great atm is he.

Who ever we sign relax and enjoy it. champions league final for goodness sake. YNWA.

38.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 08:42:36
After misjudging several of Klopps buys so far, I'll just sit this one out I think.

39.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 10:15:40
I'm with you hjikle, I've been sceptical over Karius, Robertson, Oxlaide-Chamberlain, Van Dijk. and been proven wrong with pretty much all of them. Will just wait and see what the club does.

40.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 11:51:28
All the negative shouts about Butland, not so long ago the same were shouting about salah not good enough then we had ox he only average and now we have let's get Butland out and he not even in. Cheers Macca with the info keep it come g.

41.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 11:42:07
One thing I will say is that a lot of former keepers turned pundits rave about Butland. He must have something even if he hasn’t shown it this season.
All I can say is remember what we all said about Ox?

42.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 11:51:49
that tells me that both migs and danny ward are leaving and that karius has earnt klopps trust as number 1 for next year.

43.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 11:52:13
my 2c,

- I am backing karius to continue his progression towards becoming a truly world class keeper. So wasn't keen to see that we sign Allison or Oblak. yes, having a world class keeper is obvious, I'm just saying that I am prepared to see that Karius comes good after this promising back end of the season.

also didn't want to see another young prospect come in similar to when Karius came to us. so the happy balance was that we bring in someone who has some first team experience, can play (obviously) and will come in to compete and push with karius for the #1. I don't know if Butland is all of that, but I would see him closer to that compared to oblak or allison.

I'd be ok with butland coming in.

44.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 12:05:14
Thanks Macca.

45.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 12:01:07
Everyone moaned about aoc, Robertson, solanke and even salah.

Trust our recruitment team, they do know what they're doing.

Butland has conceded a lot this year because he played for Stoke = relegated.

Vvd is the reason for karius's great home form.

46.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 12:50:31
Excellent stuuf, glad we are after him, don't judge him on Stoke going down, he has great potential and will become a massive player for us.