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28 Dec 2017 04:18:50
Apparently the club is looking at Butland or Alisson of Roma as potential GK recruitments. Alisson is really good from what I have seem of him in the UCL but on the other hand, Im really disappointed Karius or Ward may never get a fair crack at LFC. Really hoped Klopp would give Karius an extended run to see how he does as the talent is clearly there.

Indian Buzzer

1.) 28 Dec 2017 06:20:10
I really wish Ward could get his chance or atleast go out on loan.

2.) 28 Dec 2017 08:08:43
Butland is a great shout and I hope it comes off, he is a personal favourite and more realistic than a Donnaruma let's say, put Gomez next to Van Dijk and let them build a partnership/ triangle, Gomez is going to make some mistakes but he needs to learn and I hope he gets the chance to grow in that position.

3.) 28 Dec 2017 09:30:06
I am over the moon with the VVD signing as central defence has been a problem for us for a number of years. However goalkeeper has been an issue for even longer. If we were to bring in a top keeper (highly unlikely now) in Jan then I think it's a straight shoot out between us and Chlsea (expecting them to spend in Jan) for 2nd. If we continue with Mig then top 4 will be down to who can mess up the least (similar to last season when us, Arsenal and Utd made it look they were trying their best to throw it away every time they had the opportunity) . For me just putting Ward in goal would increase those chances of gaining automatic CL qualification for next season.

{Ed025's Note - liverpool are the second best side in the league jayden and with the signing of VVD and keita i fully expect them to challenge for the title next season if they bring in a decent cat..

4.) 28 Dec 2017 09:26:06
Apparently trapp is of interest aswell have you heard out ed?

{Ed025's Note - he has been mentioned adam but thats about it at the moment mate..

5.) 28 Dec 2017 10:27:50
Thanks ed.

{Ed025's Note - no worries mate..

6.) 28 Dec 2017 10:48:08
If we were to sign Trapp after the VVD signing then there is a genuine chance that we can challenge for the Champions league this year. Our attack would frighten anyone in the competition and with a potential back line of Trapp Clyne Gomez/ Matip VVD and Robertson we could have a chance to keep most teams out at the other end. Albeit I do not know whether Trapp is cup tied.

7.) 28 Dec 2017 12:58:44
I can't say I've watched Trapp but reputationally he didn't sound like a top class keeper. I'd prefer we do what we did with VVD, identify the best possible guy and pay what's needed for him.

{Ed002's Note - Getting the money from where?}

8.) 28 Dec 2017 13:32:49
Sorry ed, I'm assuming we'll have the money to make at least one major signing this summer, I'd use it on a goalkeeper.

{Ed002's Note - and what about FFP and the wages? Liverpool need to be fiscally responsible and will continue to spend but that spending cannot simply be “what is needed”.}

9.) 28 Dec 2017 13:35:35
Coutinho of course ed002. Money has to come from somewhere.

10.) 28 Dec 2017 13:43:26
We are continually told Coutinho wants out. If or when he is sold the transfer fee will eclipse the VVD signing. Thus putting us well within FFP.

{Ed002's Note - It really doesn’t work quite like that.}

11.) 28 Dec 2017 15:25:44
Not a fan of Butland too many injuries and I don’t think he holds that much ability. I’ve not watched much of Trapp, Oblak would be a no go but I’d be cheeky and try for Donnarumma, the fans dislike him they think he’s bleeding the club dry, he doesn’t seem to be happy there, Real Madrid have other targets, no other top teams seem to be desperate for a goalkeeper? Worth a shot.

{Ed001's Note - he wants to leave but his manager is the same man as Balotelli so I am not sure it would be a realistic option, sadly.}

12.) 28 Dec 2017 15:07:06
Ed2, this raises the question, are we sailing close to the wind on FFP?

{Ed002's Note - It will be clearer in February when the accounts come but on wages yes.}

13.) 28 Dec 2017 15:08:48
The financial fair play I know little about so just a question to Ed2 if I may (apologies for lack of knowledge) but is the FFP a seasonal thing? does it go on what we earn? so for example, if Manchester City went and won the Premier League and Champions league which would obviously bring in more revenue, would they have more to spend on players/ wages? Hope that makes sense, I have never quite understood how it works.

{Ed002's Note - It is based on what clubs earn but not all earnings and expenditure are releavant - and it is a three year rolling period.}

14.) 28 Dec 2017 15:38:18
How are city and psg able to spend what they like with ffp, I thought it was same for all and not only if you've rich owners.

{Ed002's Note - They can't spend what they like - they have to abide by the rules.}

15.) 28 Dec 2017 17:31:20
Interesting thanks Ed2.

16.) 28 Dec 2017 22:03:53
From memory its at least partially based on your revenue. As in the more money you make, the more you can spend. So if say we were to get a whacking great shirt deal from Adidas then we could spend more in the market under FFP. Is this correct Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - Not really.}



12 Dec 2017 08:51:32
Rumors of Lemar popping up again. Torn on this potential deal. Will probably have to spend nearly all the Coutinho cash on Lemar and get a quality player to boost our first team but again we could go out and buy better defenders by selling Coutinho and giving Woodburn and Ojo more chances instead of splurging on Lemar. Hope Klopp gets this decision right.

Indian Buzzer

1.) 12 Dec 2017 09:44:46
Sorry but unless you want to challenge for the top four and push for the title I’m sorry but kids with potential won’t cut it. I’m all for giving them a chance but if we’re to compete with the teams above us in the league we also need to compete with them in the transfer market.

2.) 12 Dec 2017 10:08:34
I really think Lemar is the ideal signing to replace Coutinho. Comfortable out on the left where Klopp likes to deploy Coutinho. If Salah is going to stay more central like the last few games then Mane can go back on the right where he looked more lethal last year than he has on the left this year! Genuinely believe this signing would help the team immeasurably.

3.) 12 Dec 2017 11:45:20
Were are these rumours popping up again please IB? I no Ed002 said in the Sharkopod we have interest mate but a deal would be hard to get done.

4.) 12 Dec 2017 12:29:30
Fenton, Lemar's form this season worries me. Maybe because he is not giving his 100% after Monaco sold half their team and showed lack of ambition or he has not been able to adjust with his new team mates. But the money being touted around to sign Lemar is just plain ridiculous. I can understand spending 50-60 million pounds but close to 90 million? He is not worth that much.

5.) 12 Dec 2017 12:41:42
Indian in todays market mate that's the price you're going to have to pay unfortunately. I'm not saying I think he's worth that much but I think he's our best option out there if Coutinho leaves! Regarding his form, I trust Klopp to get the best out of any player so that doesn't worry me.

6.) 12 Dec 2017 13:08:06
Like him, but definitely not done enough to suggest he is a 90m player. Yes in today's market 50-60m but think if 90m is asking price we need to move on. There is still mane's and salah out there for far better value.

{Ed025's Note - they wont be asking you to contribute coco so dont worry about the price mate..

7.) 12 Dec 2017 13:51:13
Lemar shouldn't be the priority! Need defenders first.

8.) 12 Dec 2017 13:45:05
Lol Ed025. Your reply to Coco just made me spit coffee on my laptop screen. You owe me one laptop screen cleaning solution.

{Ed025's Note - i will put one in the post IB mate.. :)

9.) 12 Dec 2017 13:56:27
Ed025, Are you aware were or why this has surfaced from again mate today?

{Ed025's Note - not really KR, liverpool will always be associated with good players mate and he is certainly one of them..

10.) 12 Dec 2017 14:55:07
I would rather we raid Leipzig again for Forsberg.

11.) 12 Dec 2017 15:09:34
Thanks forthe reassurance Ed025 Haha I was getting worried it would near empty my account. (I wish)

{Ed025's Note - you save your money coco im sure the club dont need it mate..

12.) 12 Dec 2017 15:48:46
Cheers ed. I just wish I knew what was fact and what is fabricated mate.

{Ed025's Note - im sure we will find out presently KR mate..

13.) 12 Dec 2017 17:31:51
Yes mate im sure we will. I was kinda hoping you might know mate lol🤔.

{Ed002's Note - I can tell you that whilst in Switzerland and Monte Carlo that another English club have been talking to Monaco about Lemar and another matter in the past couple of days.}

14.) 12 Dec 2017 18:47:32
Ok Ed002. Thanks. You did say there is plenty of interest in him and a deal would be a hard one to get done. Especially if other club ate already making advances. Not likely then by the sounds of it.

{Ed002's Note - There is interest in him from a number of clubs.}

15.) 13 Dec 2017 03:53:02
We won't be getting Lemar. Pretty confident about that.
Someone like Draxler looks a more realistic and like for like replacement for Coutinho (if he leaves in January) .

16.) 13 Dec 2017 07:07:25
IB you started this rumour mate lol.

17.) 13 Dec 2017 20:01:49
The club has already declined to go to 90m level for Lemar last summer so don’t see why would change.



26 Sep 2017 15:44:41
Hey Ed001, have we shown any interest in Lascelles or Lejeune of Newcastle? You said Klopp wants 2 CBs by next summer of which I assume one will be VVD. Maybe one of the two Newcastle Cbs would be a good options for us considering they would be cheaper than the alternatives bandied about and from what I have seen of them, they seem disciplined enough to be effective in a high line.

Indian Buzzer

{Ed001's Note - not recently in Lascelles, before he moved to Newcastle we were interested, but not since. As for Lejeune, he was being watched by a lot of clubs, we certainly looked at him, but it was Arsenal (if I remember rightly) that Newcastle beat to his signature.}

1.) 26 Sep 2017 16:06:29
I can't see were you said this ed about Klopp wanting 2 new CB's by next summer?

{Ed001's Note - the plan originally was one this summer, one next, to give Gomez a season to see if he was worth developing rather than buying the second one. That was what I actually said.}

2.) 26 Sep 2017 16:51:05
Ok mate. And were do you think we are at now? Still wanting 2 in? Bloody hell its already sounding like another rebuilding job mate next year replacing Couts, Can and 2 CB's already lol.

{Ed001's Note - right now I think Klopp would just be glad to get one in!}

3.) 26 Sep 2017 17:28:45
Agreed. Possibly in Jan?

4.) 07 Oct 2017 07:58:54
Can is replaced with Keita, Couts might not be leaving but otherwise yes I guess there will be full rebuild in the defenxe wich will take time to adapt after .



14 May 2017 05:50:37
Is it true we have signed Robertson? Bit of a bummer imo. Never really stood out for me in the Hull side but hope Klopp knows what he is doing.

Indian Buzzer

1.) 14 May 2017 08:36:36
Whether it is true or not, Robertson is one of Hull's best players. Surely will be an upgrade on Moreno? Might not be the player everyone wants but he will have the opportunity to prove that he is capable of wearing the shirt. At the end of the day, we need a LB. Whether Roberston is the answer is yet to be seen but no point in shooting him down if he has not even kicked a ball for LFC.

Our signings should be based on bringing in players who are better than what we currently have and not singing the next player to make him our next highest earner.

If Robertson does join then good for the lad. As long as he wears the shirt with pride and gives it his all for the club on and off the pitch. That is what we require from our players. Nothing more, nothing less.

{Ed025's Note - some really good positive stuff from you today must have got your conkers last night mate.. :)

2.) 14 May 2017 08:52:56
Ed025, there is nothing wrong with being negative, as long as there is substance to it.

This is our biggest match of the season. 3 points dropped today and whatever we do vs Boro will unlikely have any relevance.

Now we have people moaning about a 23 year old Scot we might have signed. What is wrong with our fans?

In Liverpool’s eighteen title winning seasons, there has always been a Scot in the team :-)

{Ed025's Note - some will always look on the bleak side max and maybe thats how they vent their personal frustrations, for me liverpool have had a good season and are on the verge of completing what im sure was the original goal of getting in the top 4 mate..

3.) 14 May 2017 09:14:44
Where is the robertson news coming from? Any truth? If he is coming let's get behind him!

4.) 14 May 2017 09:19:02
He's a descent young player with room for improvement, if he had an exotic name or came from another league abroad people would get excited about the possibility. Give the guy a chance and get behind him if he signs!

5.) 14 May 2017 09:09:16

I have to admit that I have seen Robertson play, but in my eyes its not just about bringing in players who are better than what we have, as getting someone better than Moreno is hardly a hard thing to do.

Bringing in players just because they are better than what we have has been our problem for years.

What we should be aiming for is bringing in players who are gong to take us to the next level and challenge for the league title and also players that will cope with the champions league (all being well) .

Is Robertson that sort of player?

{Ed025's Note - liverpool are not in the financial position to buy all "worldies" lavers, sometimes you have to take a punt on a few so called lesser lights who you hope fit into the system, the likes of dele alli and VVD have stepped up to the mark and there are plenty more out there who can do the same, add to that the odd youth player who can come through and for me thats the way forward, its also the liverpool way which has brought them great success in the past mate..

6.) 14 May 2017 09:52:01

I'm not stupid enough to think that we can go out and spend 80-90 mil on every single player we buy, but to me our defence is our main problem area and i think that is where most of money this summer should be spent.

I'd rather sort the defence out first before looking for more attacking players.

{Ed025's Note - i agree with that lavers but i also see a goalscorer as a priority mate, liverpool create a lot of chances and they are not being put away..

7.) 14 May 2017 10:14:32
Am I missing something here? We're already signing players although the transfer window isn't open yet?
Is this some sort of pre-signing agreement or has silly season already kicked off?

{Ed025's Note - there are such things as pre-contract agreements flash but i dont believe this is the case here, but inquiries can be made outside the windows mate..

8.) 14 May 2017 10:03:25
Who is VVD? I'm having a mind blank.

{Ed001's Note - Virgil van Dijk.}

9.) 14 May 2017 10:56:53
Lavers, when have we brought in players better than what we had in transfer windows going back?

I do not believe there are even a handful that can be mentioned. Our problem has been signing players at ridiculous fees and wages and replacing what we have with either overpriced or high wage players.

Like I said, Robertson will not be the fan favourite when it comes to signings if it had to be true but surely cannot be worse than Moreno who is struggling to make the bench.

Klopp has done one thing right, each player he has signed permanently so far bar Grujic due to injuries have had a more than decent amount of playing time in the first team this season whereas previously we would sign a players paying way over the odds for them and other instances send them on loan or see them leaving without hardly kicking a ball for us.

If Robertson does join then so be it. In my humble opinion he will be an upgrade on what we currently have available and will not be taking a massive chunk out of the club finances. Having Milner at LB who now clearly has been a stopgap as one of your highest earners is the reason why Liverpool have continuously failed in the transfer market. That is why signing someone like Van Dijk will be yet another unforgettable act of gross negligence.

No more expensive and mind boggling mistakes, we cannot afford to be gung ho in the market anymore and if we want to start building a squad capable of achieving success then their needs to be sustainability.

10.) 14 May 2017 11:48:58

Like you said Robertson can't be worse than Moreno who can't make the bench.

Just IMO for a problem area of the team where we have had a midfielder play all season we need to aim a little higher than that.

Your right we do pay stupid amounts on players but the selling team know we are desperate so they up there price.

We need to aim for players with winning mentalities that can push us up a level.



11 Mar 2017 06:51:01
Hey Eds, is LFC continuing to watch Leandro Paredes? I believe he would be a useful signing with his passing range and help break down stubborn defences which our hard running mids like Lallana and Gini have failed to do.

Indian Buzzer

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any efforts at this time.}

1.) 11 Mar 2017 13:12:29
He must have been well scouted as we were trying to sign him in Jan. Just depends if he's up for a move.
Would he get a work permit ed, in your opinion?

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool made no offer in January. He would however likely be expensive enough and have wage demands that would ease the passage for a work permit. I don't see any issues if Liverpool were to make a move for him.}

2.) 11 Mar 2017 18:37:23
Thanks ed002 😘.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Ron. He is available and was offered to another club as part of an exchange deal on two separate occasions.}

3.) 11 Mar 2017 19:32:58
I ve watched Paredes in 4 games now due to liverpool link and I just don't see it. He looks a fancy playmaker but in the games I watched he looked pretty useless defensively. both positionally and tackling ability. He goes to ground every single tackle even when it is not needed. pretty cowardly if you ask me. If he plays our defensive midfielder god help us.

Likelwise while I agree he looks good on the ball did very little really in the games I watched.

Honestly I think he's all wrong for the premier league especially but I'll take it from those who have seen more of him if I have misjudged him. I really hope so if we are after him.

4.) 11 Mar 2017 21:42:49
Davey he is more of a midfield playmaker than a destroyer. Your assessment is one of the more accurate I have seen. He certainly won't sit back and protect the defence. Maybe he could be coached to do that, but what a waste of his skills on the ball that would be.

He is very good on the ball, and likes to make little driving runs to get his side forward quickly and open up space in front of him, which he then has the vision to exploit.

As you quite rightly say though he is not that great defensively. He is a bit rash in the tackle and due to his forays forward he gets caught out of position at times.

He is definitely a good player though. He has a pretty wicked shot on him as well; even from dead balls. I think he could do well in the Premier League but I don't see how he fits into our midfield 3. He would give Klopp options though as he could play alongside Henderson in a midfield 2. I think he only becomes an option if we sell Emre Can though.

5.) 12 Mar 2017 02:05:09
I think it's fairly well accepted that Klopp needs to work on his "midfield 3".
Whatever letter of the alphabet you wish to place on Paredes' position. the fact remains he is a player who moves the ball quickly whether long or short.
He is the complete opposite of Emre Can in that respect.
He also has superb vision and can pick a pass which others don't see.
He has a great shot on him and takes corners and free kicks.
Compared to Naby Keita, Paredes is a world beater. Keita is a ball winner, his distribution is average. He's ok at 2 yard sideways passes. Keita offers very little more than Can.
We need more than little short passes across the midfield, we need players with vision. Paredes would be a huge upgrade on our current midfield. Keita would be more of the same - loads of possession and no penetration.

6.) 12 Mar 2017 12:12:50
I wouldn't bite the bullet on that though. I am not sure but everytimeI have seen him play he looked like a proper number 4. Just ahead of the CB's and carrying forward. If he could do a job at the back then I am happy to buy him coz he is excellent on the ball not many hard core DM ain't though.

Disagree on Emre Can's replacement criteria with you MK. We simply do not need another B2B attacking midfielder. Can was played as a DM hence his replacement should be the deepest lying midfielder.

7.) 12 Mar 2017 13:07:43
I largely agree Ron. That is primarily what makes him an upgrade on Can. His instinctive passing and movement doesn't ever look forced. He is a natural footballer. He is everything we wanted that young 20 year old Emre Can to become, and more. I do feel Can was badly let down by Rodgers and Lowe, who both wasted his early years of development playing him in defence.

As you also pointed out Ron, Paredes is a set piece specialist which is something we lack, to put it lightly.

I think he is a good player for sure, but that widely accepted view on the need to adjust our midfield set up would need to be actioned by Klopp. In our current system, Paredes doesn't have the discipline to play Hendo's holding role, he doesn't have the stamina/ power to play Gini's box to box role, and he doesn't suit Lallana's slightly more advanced position. Obviously Klopp could try Paredes in a midfield 3 with a different role in the team to any of the above, but then it has a knock on affect to this whole fluid front 4/ 5 that we have going on. Maybe it could work, but I am not sure on that one.

If Klopp was to put Paredes alongside Henderson in a classic central midfield pairing though and push Gini/ Lallana on a bit to play anywhere in a 3 behind the striker (where they both have previous to score double figures anyway) then I could see Paredes being an absolutely brilliant signing for us.

Paredes was tried in a defensive midfield role at the base of a diamond by Empoli and it really didn't flatter him. His creativity was wasted, his goal threat was stifled, and he gave away a lot of silly fouls picking up a lot of yellow cards in the process. He just doesn't have the awareness or the discipline to play the role. Yet as an all out attacking midfielder he would likely be starting from a position too close to opposition territory. His strengths are driving into opposition territory so I don't know how he would cope with having to find space in between the lines as Lallana or Coutinho can do. That is not something easily taught.

Is he potentially good enough to justofy breaking up the system we have spent all season perfecting? Possibly, but it couldn't hurt to have alternative options in the squad anyway and Paredes is a specialist at opening up defensive teams from the midfield.

8.) 12 Mar 2017 22:31:48
I disagree with most on here as I think Keita would be a better fit. He would just sit in front of the back four, he has a better passing range than given credit for. If Hendo and Wijnaldum/ Lallana knew someone was always behind them they would have more of a licence to push further forward. If Keita covered then other players could do the attacking stuff.

9.) 13 Mar 2017 05:14:59
Sadly looks like Keita might have some serious health issues - hopefully he is ok.




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16 Mar 2018 11:22:54
Worst possible draw we could have gotten.
Pep will have wrapped up the BPL title by the time the quarterfinals start, meaning he will rest his best players for the UCl games. Meanwhile, we will be trying to field our best 11 each game to keep our top4 spot.
Lets hope Klopp can pull off something miraculous.

Indian Buzzer

1.) 16 Mar 2018 11:29:19
There are no easy games in the CL, let's not forget that Man City won't be happy to get us either. Only team to beat them in the Premier league this season, and it was an even game before Mane got the red the first time.

Either way this will be a great game to watch. Probably the best of all the draws.

Come on you reds!

2.) 16 Mar 2018 11:42:20
City have Utd between our two UCL legs not an easy run for them. But obviously they are more than capable of hammering all of us.

3.) 16 Mar 2018 14:08:00
Jordz, Just as we are capable of hammering City as we are the only team who have hammered them consistently since Klopp arrived here.



04 Feb 2018 12:23:11
What is everyone' s opinion on Nick Pope as a potential GK target in the summer? Alisson will be hot property in the summer with Real and PSG interested, Oblak has ridiculous release clause and Butland too injury prone.
We could do a lot worse than Pope imo. Yes Burnley play very deep and the GK has plenty of protection but Pope has shown his shot stopping is very good and he does clear his lines without fluffing. Not to mention he has an imposing frame and does well collecting corners. Would be a good signing for 20 million and solid competition for Karius.

Indian Buzzer

1.) 04 Feb 2018 12:42:45
Indian I think Pope would be a good shout as what I've seen of him (which isn't lots mind) I've been impressed. Especially his instinctive reaction save from the Ox against us where he pushed a thunderbolt onto the post from 3 yards away. When it comes to top top class or better keepers there are not many of them around and when they do become available unfortunately for us there are far more attractive teams vying for them as well. If Allison, Oblak or other top keepers became available then you bet your bottom dollar the likes of PSG, Real and Barcelona etc would be competing for them.

2.) 04 Feb 2018 12:56:34
First season behind a well drilled defence.
Early days for him - unsure.

3.) 04 Feb 2018 13:38:53
Not for me, IB. He's still young, no pressure and plays in ultra defensive system at Burnley. Karius would look good in that system and less pressure IMO. No thanks, mate.

4.) 04 Feb 2018 13:32:58
It’s a no from me. We’ve been down this road far too many times. If we bring in a keeper it should be a top notch keeper, let’s not settle for mediocrity again.

5.) 04 Feb 2018 13:37:01
Pope is excellent goal keeper.

6.) 04 Feb 2018 13:40:59
I think another season of Premiership football would do him well before we or any others teams started to bid for him.

7.) 04 Feb 2018 13:45:50
Whilst i agree pope is having a good season. If we are to compete at the top we have to bring in a top top keeper.

I know people may slate me but i see no point in bringing in someone at pope's level when we already have karius, who whilst some feel he has the ability of a blind man playing catch, who is a decent keeper with good potential.

8.) 04 Feb 2018 14:14:03
His kicking is worse than mignolet. No. We need someone obviously better than migs and Karius in both main aspects.

9.) 04 Feb 2018 14:22:46
Just wanted to point out that Alisson Becker is currently in his first full season after struggling to displace Wojciech Szczesny in Roma's goal.

So what people are saying is it's okay to take a punt on a keeper after 1 good season behind a really good defence, but only if he has a fancy name.

Pope on current form is the third best keeper in the league after De Gea and Lloris.

{Ed001's Note - but he can't kick and struggles to deal with pressure.}

10.) 04 Feb 2018 14:23:01
Shown good quality this season no doubt but we should be aiming for better, like someone said previously we’ve been down this road before of buying players based on a good 6/ 7/ 8 month run. We need proven quality at the top level.

11.) 04 Feb 2018 15:46:20
Becker was highly rated in Brazil and certainly he doesn’t have any real weaknesses to his game, he’s ahead of the Man City keeper for the international team, and if you want to know how good he is, ask any Chelsea fan as he virtually kept them out single handed in the champions league, he’s done it at the top level for a while and looks an absolute top class all round keeper. Pope has had half a season where he’s looked a half decent mid table keeper. He’d be fine at Everton, but not for a team with ambitions at competing at the highest level.

12.) 04 Feb 2018 16:23:55
I'd have pope before Migs but it's too early to say if I'd have him before Karius.

{Ed0333's Note - I’d have pope over both of them mate

13.) 04 Feb 2018 23:32:16
Pope is not good enough neither is he an upgrade on Karius, IMO esp. since Pope plays in a very defensive system while Karius is more exposed and has more pressure at a big club and Pope does not.

As for Oblak, French media says that PSG are on top of him right now cos both starters Trapp and Areola are not good enough.



31 Jan 2018 21:11:05
I LOVE BOURNEMOUTH! 3 up at Stamford BRidge.

Indian Buzzer

1.) 31 Jan 2018 21:18:07
Spuds are doing us a solid as well. Hopefully the don’t continue the win streak at the weekend.

2.) 31 Jan 2018 21:18:13
Ha ha perfect. And the Mancs getting beat, those LFC manc supporters yesterday hang your head in shame.

3.) 31 Jan 2018 21:23:40
manc supporters? I would have been far happier with a gap widening between us and spurs / arsenal. happy with being in the hunt to chase down manU too tho.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 22:01:45
I never want the Mancs to win, EVER.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 22:06:23
I think a draw for United and Spurs would of been the perfect result for us but can’t really complain. Results have been kind to us.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 22:12:17
This is why Pulis with money, parks the bus vs top teams away from home. His team is incapable of playing open football due to their slow, boring build up and inability to match the intensity of these teams on their patch. Utd should have parked the bus and just maybe, they could have gotten a point. They tried to match Spurs and got battered, bruised and beat down. Could not have happened to a nicer club.

7.) 31 Jan 2018 22:23:01
Never wanna see mancs take a single point!



17 Jan 2018 01:57:22
I am getting a little hang of Klopp's transfer strategy now. When he joined the club, we were a top6 side at best. He knew top notch players would never join us at that time as LFC were not in a position to offer trophies and UCL participation on a regular basis. So he went for players which we would classify as good, decent or who would get us into the top4. In Klopp's first full season we did that. The signings were Mane, Gini, Karius, Klavan and Matip. Klopp's thinking was that these players solved some problem positions in the team and would get us into the top4 along with the limited quality that Brendan left behind. Klopp would keep those players that not only helped us get top4 but also established themselves as some of the best in the league like Mane has. The rest will continue as squad players in the future or be sold for decent prices.

This season, we signed Salah, robertson, Solanke, OX and VVD. The objective was to improve squad depth due to increased number of games from UCL and maintain our place in the top4. So far so good. There was the Coutinho saga that caused a temporary distraction but we also nabbed Keita from RBL meaning 4 of those players signed walk into our first team and improve it massively. The squad's evolution into Klopp's perfect dream to challenge on all fronts is not quite complete however. Now he knows that holding on to our best players requires us to venture into uncharted territory where LFC have not been in over a decade. Our top players will want trophies and we need to hold onto them at all costs.

This is where interest in the likes of Alisson/ Oblak, Goretzka, Lemar, De Vrij comes in. Klopp does not want players who will simply keep us in the top4. He wants those that will take us to the top of the mountain and help us stay there. The targets now are of the highest calibre. They are players wanted by the elite and Klopp believes that we have the pulling power to sign them over the big guns. A top GK, signing Can to a new contract, Keita finally coming in the summer and getting a replacement for Coutinho and our transition under Klopp into an elite club once again will be complete when Klopp finally fields the squad he envisaged at the start of his LFC tenure.

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{Ed0333's Note - super little read that was Indian thankyou. Made me all goose-pimply mate.

1.) 17 Jan 2018 03:29:23
What a fantastic post. Well said.

2.) 17 Jan 2018 04:50:55
Loved that @indian buzzer 👍🏻.

3.) 17 Jan 2018 05:16:45
I've been thinking the same buzza!

4.) 17 Jan 2018 06:17:15
Great post.

Think we need to keep Can. I just hope for Klopp's and our sake that we win a trophy this season. The most realistic one being the FA cup.

5.) 17 Jan 2018 07:25:41
I don't always agree with you indian buzzer but that my friend is a good read 👍.

6.) 17 Jan 2018 08:05:22
Very good read but I had a slightly different take on his approach.

I think first up he realised we had a lot of players that didn’t suit his high energy press/ transition football (like Benteke, Allen etc. ) so he moved them on and focussed on a few areas where we needed to bring in a different style of player to suit his system. Specifically he looked to address a lack of pace upfront (Mane), a lack of agility in midfield (Gini) and then looked to strengthen at the back with Matip, Karius and Klavan.

I agree that apart from Mane who surprised on the upside, many of these were top 4 standard rather than top top class as he was looking to build a base of a squad that could play his system at a reasonable cost.

I think the next window was a but different, as you could sense he could afford to be a little pickier and so went for adding another player with pace to the attack in Salah (seeing how much we lost when Mane was out), Ox to add more drive and energy across midfield and attack (and to protect against a Coutinho departure), and of course Keita being signed as someone to transform the team and a top top talent. Likewise VVD is obviously another example of now focusing on players that can significantly upgrade his starting 11 and drive the team to the next level.

I suspect the summer will be the same, targeting only the best players to upgrade very specific problem areas like maybe GK and RB (to allow Gomez to move to CB) and maybe a top top midfielder, maybe another striker if Sturridge and Ings leave.

I feel we are very very close to being the complete picture with 2-3 more signings and Klopp knows it.

7.) 17 Jan 2018 08:05:58
Excellent post buzzer and i agree with you, hence why i don't think we will get anyone this window as he is prepared to wait for the right candidate rather than fill the squad.

8.) 17 Jan 2018 08:10:37
Great post.

9.) 17 Jan 2018 08:21:04
Excellent post Indian buzzer.

I agree, the first team signings made each window drop to becoming squad players in the next until we have a Klopp squad which just needs a star-quality addition each year and squad replacements for those who leave to play regularly. It’s basically a squad filtration process.

I totally trust Klopp to make the right decisions and hold on for first choice targets rather than spend for the sake of spending. Where we are tempted to criticise, it’s worth remembering there is a plan behind the scenes.

10.) 17 Jan 2018 13:47:21
Three things i think are also key to klopps transfer strategy that nobody ever mentions.

Firstly, the age of the players. In the past we often bought young players in this strange football manager kind of logic that all young players will turn out to be world beaters. Insua, allen, alberto, markovic, manquillo, borini, all spring to mind. Klopp has almost exclusively targeted players who are age 23/ 24 and older from what i can tell. Buying players who are developed and are ready to kick on in their careers has certainly helped the shape of the team as more players step up to the plate more often than under rodgers, which was largely a case of passing the ball to our best player constantly because nobody was willing to step up.

Secondly, a lot of the players we target are english based. Mane, robertson, van dijk, wijnaldum. All of whom were questioned on their quality and price when brought in. Klopp has recognised that having players who are settled and proven in the league, as opposed to flashy names from abroad who nobody has ever seen play, also creates a more mature and settled team. This was something that ferguson was a master of, who would very often have either british or players who had played in england for a long time as part of his squad. Many had questionable ability but as a squad, they had the condidence to get the job done. On the flip side, spurs brought in 7 or 8 players from foreign leagues in one summer, shipping out players who had played in england for years, and it was a disaster. Can you imagine how hard it must be to sit in the dressing room in a new country, new language, new league, everything is different and you are very unsure. You look around the dressing room and on the pitch for reassurance; except every other player also cannot speak the language and equally has no idea what is going on! Klopp has seen that by buying players from within the league, a lot of the hard work he has as a coach is already done for him.

The third thing i have noticed about klopps transfer strategy, and maybe this is more caused by him than something he bears in mind, is that a lot of the players we target really seem to want to come to liverpool. Mane was the subject of interest from united, but joined liverpool. Lemar has rejected potential moves from arsenal and barcelona holding out for a move to liverpool. Van dijk rejected city and chelsea to join liverpool. Keita could of donena coutinho and pleaded for Barcelona to come and get him, but wanted to join liverpool. Oxlade chamberlain rejected chelsea to join liverpool. Now whether this is klopp being extremely good at persuading players, or a case of him targeting players he knows want to join, im not sure. But having players who genuinly, unquestionably want to play for liverpool, as we have seen from oxlade chamberlain, can do wonders. Id sooner have a team of players who were desperate to play for liverpool, than say a UEFA team of the year who were indifferent or being forced to play for liverpool. All of these things i have noticed mean we are targeting players on more than just stats and perceived ability. Passion, confidence, maturity, chemistry, a will to improve, are all far more important qualities to have across your squad than pure ability.



15 Jan 2018 09:47:34
So I had the misfortune of seeing some of the comments posted by LFC fans on Karius' twitter handle. Some of those comments were just spiteful and pathetic. Criticize if u want but comments like telling a player to f**k off from the club or kill themselves is just disgusting and inhuman. I sincerely hope it was only a small yet terrible portion of our fanbase doing such stuff. I refuse to believe that sincere and lifelong LFC fans would resort to such shamelessness.

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1.) 15 Jan 2018 09:57:24
That is absolutely disgusting, no player deserves that, no matter what. No true fan would say such things.

2.) 15 Jan 2018 10:03:21
Not nice at all, Karius made 1 error yesterday and was spotlighted because of the situation we have with goalkeepers recently, Ederson made multiple errors yesterday in terms of dropping the ball a few times and that obvious kick to Salah but all off those seem to have gone under the radar?

3.) 15 Jan 2018 10:06:01
The question I have is why is there barely any ctistism toward Pederson for his atrocious game or city's defence. And why Liverpool fans have this grand idea that they where never going to conceed against a team that has a 50 goal difference.

Karius was fine and just needs are continued support.

4.) 15 Jan 2018 10:10:28
The last thing we need is these disgraceful fans turning the GK position into poisoned chalice. Will Alisson or the next LFC keeper suffer the same fate as Karius and Migs?

5.) 15 Jan 2018 10:31:09
These are not fans, these are idiots. These are not real supporters who actually understand the game. It’s a shame but football does seem to attract a number of brain dead people! Other than that Sane goal I didn’t think Karius did any wrong. The commentators purr over Ederson yet his howler goes unmentioned but people are too ready to highlight our goalkeeper. We should stick by Karius not kill his confidence off my trashing him on Twitter.

6.) 15 Jan 2018 16:00:37
You don’t need to be a LFC fan to comment on his twitter handle.
All he has to do is block them.

7.) 15 Jan 2018 16:33:41
Or come off twitter, its a distraction anyway.

8.) 15 Jan 2018 17:29:35
Why players are even on these things baffles me, there full of complete tools who chat rubbish and hide behind a computer or mobile phone, and if they take any of that nonsense to heart or seriously then they need to have a word with themselves. I'd give them it right back me, but ten times as bad.




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20 Mar 2018 07:36:14
1) Draxler (to provide cover for our front 3 and drop into midfield to add more creativity and burst of pace. Effectively a Couts replacement

2) DLP most likely Jorginho or maybe Paredes. Can play with Hendo and Keita in midfield or a Hendo replacement depending on the opposition.

3) Backup GK if Ward and Migs both leave

4) RB bcoz Ed001 says so. Cannot think of anyone I would want that starts over TAA tbh.

Cannot see anything more than that in the summer. Klopp likes to keep a closely knit squad. Wholesome changes are not his thing.

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19 Mar 2018 21:32:15
I want both Ndidi and Jorginho to join Keita at the club. Yes, that means 3 new first choice mids in one window but Klopp knows very well that the above 3 can help the team dictate play and take our game to the next level.
I'd give the GKs and defenders another season and concentrate on strengthening the midfield for now.

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14 Mar 2018 00:57:37
I want Roma or Real next round. Roma are the weakest team left imo and while Real have a lot of big match experience, they are a team most likely to make stupid mistakes in defense. Our front 3 on their day will tear their defenders apart.

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04 Mar 2018 01:54:40
I think VVD will get a rest for this one. Klavan and Lovren for me will start against Porto, with Moreno and Gomez as fullbacks.

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27 Feb 2018 00:31:21
Highlight reel player imo and a bit of a loose cannon. I'd take kovacic over ceballos anyday.

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21 Mar 2018 12:32:33
I have a feeling that Klopp will convert Draxler into a KDB type of midfielder, someone who can drive the ball out of midfield and pick defence splitting passes. Draxler has been playing a similar role at PSG this season and has done pretty well so far. Expect Keita and Hendo/ Jorginho/ another DLP to complete next season's midfield.

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21 Mar 2018 09:28:29
Lemar won't happen. Too expensive and has not lived up to his billing this season. Draxler makes sense as he would be cheaper and can play LW plus LCM as we have seen at PSG this season. We also need another mid along with Keita. Jorginho is the best fit imo as he could play with Hendo and Keita in a midfield 3 or with Keita and OX/ Draxler. My 3rd signing would be a RB to allow Gomez to move to CB. And convince Ward to continue as Karius's competition after Migs leaves.

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21 Mar 2018 06:44:06
Expect new deals after the World Cup for our front 3.

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18 Mar 2018 05:04:50
Ings has certainly played his way into our match day squad and first choice backup to Firms. What does this mean for Solanke though? The poor kid basically gets stuck in the same situation he tried to escape from Chelsea in the first place.

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18 Mar 2018 05:02:44
Real will probably enquire or may an offer this summer. Upto FSG and Klopp to make it abundantly clear to Salah that he is not going anywhere and LFC can match his ambitions. Its not mostly about where are players come from, but many want to go to Barcelona or Real as they compete for major trophies on a regular basis.

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