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31 Aug 2017 20:32:37
Ryan Kent has gone out on loan to Freiburg. Decent move. Hopefully he gets some game time.




05 Jun 2017 17:49:56
According to Graeme Kelly, the man who has been committed in his belief that Van Dijk would join us, all the way back to January, believes he knows the transfer structure of the deal.

Apparently, Van Dijk will cost £44 million and 8 million add ons (The add on being that we win the Premier League)

Not sure how true this is, but for me, the deal sounds like it is good for all parties. I still think 50 million plus for a centre back is over the top, but to buy quality sometimes you have to overspend. Hopefully he can shut me down and humiliate me by putting in some good performances.

Also, I think Joe Gomez's time at Liverpool is done. With Van Dijk starting, and hell, even Klavan ahead of him in the pecking order, Joe will have no choice but to leave to pursue first team football. A shame because I think the boy could be something special, if given time. I really hope he leaves on a loan but, with the money spent, and interest in him, I think the move will be permanent.


1.) 05 Jun 2017 18:06:43
Man I hope to god we end up paying £52 million for Dick Van Dyke!

2.) 05 Jun 2017 18:07:17
Think we'll loan Joe out from what the Ed's have said. Hopefully he has a good spell somewhere, comes back next summer and we sell Klavan.

3.) 05 Jun 2017 18:07:41
Both Sakho and Gomez will bring us some serious cash.

4.) 05 Jun 2017 18:18:08
If those figures are reasonably close then I think it's a brilliant deal. Expensive but so much better than what we already have and with scope for improvement at his age. Considering we should get a decent amount if we sell sakho and considering stones went for 50m last year,50 odd million seems par for the course for a good player in this summers market.

5.) 05 Jun 2017 18:23:15
Could klopp be thinking of using Gomes at either full back position? I'm sure he played RB for one of the England squads? Scored a beauty from there as well I seem to remember.

6.) 05 Jun 2017 18:39:17
Klavan or Gomez?

I know which player I'd be keeping.



30 May 2017 14:45:24
Very happy with the signing of Dominic Solanke. He is a deadly finisher, broken all kinds of records at youth level, and could really benefit from developing in our U23 squad before being moved up. Also, 2-3 million for a quality youth player who Mourinho has previously ear marked to be a big player for Chelsea and England, to the point that he said if Solanke didn't make the first team that it would be down to his, Mourinho's fault. Huge praise from a man who rarely gives it.

However, there does seem to be a down side to potential signings today. And that is that it looks like Ryan Sessegnon will be moving to Tottenham instead of us. The boy wants to stay in London, apparently, and fair play to the lad. Tottenham is a fantastic place for youngsters to develop and be given opportunities, unlike teams like Chelsea, City and United. So Sessegnon is clealy not moving to Tottenham for the money, he is moving because of further development and opportunities. A shame, as I think the lad had tremendous ability for someone his age, but we move on. Simple as that.




07 Jul 2016 11:59:47
So it looks like Jordan Ibe really is leaving for Bournemouth, and for the reported 15 million too. In all honesty I think this is a good deal all round. Ibe needs to play more regularly and I think Bournemouth might be a great place to ply his trade. Best of luck to the lad, I wish nothing but the best for him.

Also, before people starting jumping on the 'we need a replacement' 'we need a costly replacement now' bandwagon. I have to admit, i don't think it is entirely necessary. Ibe was on the fringes of the squad after all, not a regular starter under Klopp.

So, rather than spend money to replace Ibe. why not give Sheyi Ojo the chance to push for the position. The lad is young, already contributed with a number of assists last season and looks like he would be up to challenge for a place.

We don't always need to go out and sign players the moment one leaves. We have several capable youngsters who can step in, Branagan and Ojo are at the top of my personal list along with Stewart.

And for all those people who say they are not good enough. look at Harry Kane as a prime example, struggled on loan but has scored 20 plus goals in the last two seasons. All Kane needed was a chance, just one chance to prove his worth and he delivered big time. If he had not then I am sure Tottenham would be lugged with an expensive signing who didn't have the consistency to play at the top of his game, ala Soldado.

Just my thoughts guys, I do wonder how many of you actually share my opinion on this though. After all, we could use the 15 million in areas we need to improve, ala left back.

Anyway, I hope the EDs are having a pleasant day and that all us fans - Yes, even you Harry - are having one equally as good.



1.) 07 Jul 2016 12:09:25
Good post. I am actually quite sad to see Ibe leave, because we all had high hopes for him, but it seems things did not work out - and he did get a chance last season, unlike many youths simply pushed into the fringes - so the deal seems good for all parties involved. Replacing him would be a bit silly, since we already got Mane in as a starter and Ojo looks like the better rated talent currently. Not to mention the Coric rumours, and Marcovic still being part of the club and perhaps getting a chance in pre-season.

2.) 07 Jul 2016 12:26:18
I agree, good post Mango. Let him go and we don't need to replace fringe players. Use our youth development, Klopp knows what he is doing. Ibe looked lost going forward for us, hope he does and wish him all the best.

3.) 07 Jul 2016 12:27:43
Good post. Shame about Ibe, he will be making the right move and under Howe who knows how far he'll go?

4.) 07 Jul 2016 12:28:54
If it's true and we get 15mln for him then it's a good deal for all parties. He gets game time and a chance to develop, we get a very good sum for reinvestment into areas where we lack (LB) and we have capable junior replacements in Markovic and/ or Ojo that hopefully get a real chance to step up with proper game time.

5.) 07 Jul 2016 12:37:27
Hope he rips it up at Bournemouth good luck to the lad, needs game time. and we need to spend the cash on Hector, I'm sure klopp will read this and think, good idea lad.

6.) 07 Jul 2016 12:47:22
Bid for hector soon then.

7.) 07 Jul 2016 13:01:48
That's exactly why you play the kids. You either get a first team player or a nice transfer fee.

Always lock them into contracts because there is always someone to sell to.

Sometimes they won't sign which is fair dos bur tour hardly going to get burnt with first pro contracts.

Ibe moves on with all the best wishes, we get 15 mil for the coffers and we now out focus on another kid, maybe ojo. Give him a season and see how he does and a kid that age with potential regardless of form for us will fetch another ten mil next year easy peasy. Then move on to the next one until you find one that is good enough fir us.

If you want to keep them but don't want to have a hand in the development then sell then with buy back options. You won't make near enough money in but you won't get biten on the ass when said player becomes ballon sore winner haha

Good luck ibey lad. No hattricks against us though.

8.) 07 Jul 2016 12:51:06
I sincerely hope we put in a buy-back clause if indeed he does leave the club this summer. He's still a young lad and learning his trade. Can't help thinking we're letting him go a little too early.

{Ed002's Note - Why the sudden obsession with buy back clauses? I am not sure Liverpool can start to look to reduce their asking prices by doing such things.}

9.) 07 Jul 2016 13:14:59
Do we not already have a replacement for him in the form of Saido Mane'? This nets this deal back to circa £15m which is perhaps commercially more of what you would of expected.

Good luck Ibe, unfortunately just didn't live up to expectations!

10.) 07 Jul 2016 13:17:56
A buy back clause is not just something you put in there for fun or to look smart. You have to have a real plan behind it like Bayern for example, had with Lahm, Kroos, Alaba and Can (who we had to match his buy back fee to sign) . The sudden LFC fans` obsession with buy back clauses makes no sense, IMO.

11.) 07 Jul 2016 13:19:39
There is no need for buy back clauses, if the lad becomes good enough we will spend the money to buy him back. As ed has said it would reduce the fee and we have sold him. What makes anyone think he would want to come back to us. Morata is a special case, forget about buy backs.
Best of luck to Ibe, he has potential but as has been said he looked completely lost any time he played last year. He had a decent spell under Rodgers but I'm not sure he has the game intelligence to use all the pace and power he possesses.

12.) 07 Jul 2016 13:52:03
I think its the emergence of ojo that has pushed this deal through. It is clear neither ibe or ojo will be a starter this season, so there is only space for one on the bench in reality.
Ojo shows a lot of promise so ibe has been moved on to give him a chance.

13.) 07 Jul 2016 14:06:21
I agree that it was time for Ibe to move on, and I think the fee is one that we can be happy with. £15m for a player who got his chance but failed to live up to expectation is fine with me. Good luck to the lad, but was time for him to move on.

I don't agree with the people saying we don't need to replace him though. Yes we got Mane, but Ibe was the only wide man we had. Mane can play out wide but he's not an out and out winger. We have a couple of good options up front and also in the "Creative Midfielder/ Number 10" roles but we don't have any pacey wide men.

Sure we have Ojo but I don't think we can expect a 19yr old to be the only option we have out wide. We need more pace and someone who can actually put a decent ball into the box.

14.) 07 Jul 2016 14:46:29
Has he actually signed yet. just says fee agreed. don't run before you can walk.

15.) 07 Jul 2016 15:25:36
Did yous not know the buy-back clause is the new black?
Just because it's being talked about as part of the Canos sale now people want it included in every single deal.
Maybe Skrtel will have a 10/ 11 type season at Fener.
Quick! Insert a buy-back clause!

Really, 15mil is a great deal for such an unproven player. Ibe is all potential. Still, I'll be sorry to see him go. I could watch his goal against WB a thousand times. Always fun to watch 3 Pulis poles hit the deck like that. :)

16.) 07 Jul 2016 16:00:27
im thinking this is the reason we signed Mane because the club was in talks to sell Ibe, it makes sense one in one out so as others have said there's no reason to go out and buy a player as imo we already have done, good luck to Jordan he will show what he is about its a pity he never got a run out with us because i'm sure his potential would have turned into talent, so good luck to him and Skertal i hope they do well in their new clubs.

17.) 07 Jul 2016 16:34:59
NorRed, you don`t replace fringe players with players that won`t play. That is senseless especially if you are trying to reduce a bloated squad like we have. We have options on the right (Mane, Milner and Lallana) so adding another player will make it 4 options and that is why we don`t need to replace him.

18.) 07 Jul 2016 17:50:26
All the best to Ibe. Hope he develops and fulfills the early potential that he showed. Playing regularly will always help.


19.) 07 Jul 2016 20:36:34
Don't forget Liverpool don't get 15mil for Ibe, they get just over 12mil as Wycomb get a percentage.

20.) 07 Jul 2016 23:20:20
Good luck to Ibe. He wasn't good enough and never will be. I wish him well for his future.

21.) 08 Jul 2016 05:11:36
RedOhio, I agree you shouldn't replace fringe players with ones that don't play. I think he should be replaced with a better standard of player. What good is selling players and reducing the squad if all we are left with is the players we had last season. We need to improve, we should be aiming to finish top four and with the other teams competing for those places improving we need to as well, not just trimming the fat.

Klopp will improve players the players we already have but he can't turn Milner into Messi.

I don't agree with you that lallana is a wide player though. Sure he can play there but that's not his natural position and he still doesn't add any pace to the side (which I feel we lack, other than sturridge who do we have right now? ) I think he can do a job for us but he shouldn't be starting week in week out as a wide player. Mane I agree is an option but Milner shouldn't be in the starting lineup.

22.) 08 Jul 2016 12:19:01
£15m for a guy who is still unproven, a big gamble and the question appears to be ability to deliver on his potential is a very good return. I hope he does well because he seems a likeable lad and has potential but it also seems like he isn't going to move on more with us.

23.) 09 Jul 2016 15:13:23
NorRed, I agree with you completely on Milner and Lallana. I say in fact, I wouldn`t mind if they got sold because if they are not playing and should be on the bench as you say, their wages alone will count as what we call Dead money meaning, money that isn`t working for you. If the players on stupid wages aren`t playing regularly then they should be off the books and let another club deal with them.



31 May 2016 22:52:57
The Italian media seems to think we have signed Samuel Bastien from Anderlecht for between 4.6 million and 6 million, do you know anything about this E. D?

At first I thought it was lazy journalism, a writer trying to trick people into reading his story, but the player isn't someone who would bring in views. He is a relative unknown, at least to me, and I can't recall ever seeing his name being linked with us before.

Bastien, if he signs, would clearly be one for the future as, according to the same article, he wouls be loaned out immediately after joining us. Ala Divock Origi.

Anyway, wondering if you are aware of this or even know the player because I know absolutely nothing about him. Best wishes to all of you and I hope you have a restful few weeks before the transfer window finally opens :D.


1.) 01 Jun 2016 08:21:36
He was playing in Serie B this season apprently.

2.) 01 Jun 2016 11:41:08
Labled the 2nd De Bryne no less. I guess this is the way now, rather then the next (insert former worldy here), it's now 'the second coming'.

Anyway, seems this could be an 'under radar' CAM over both Coric and Gotze. At 19/ 20 he can hardly be 'one for the future' looking at the age of some first team players.

This is Klopps way right? Sign young unknown players from lower sides or leagues and then create. We might see Gotze etc as 'a smokescreen', when in actual fact it's Bastian, Chilwell, Karius and a like.

I've highlighted most football clichés, but feel free to add more :)




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19 Feb 2018 21:17:16
Damn, looks like Naby Keita might have pulled his hamstring playing for RB Leipzig tonight.

I can only hope it isn't too serious and that he can continue to contribute this season for his current club before he joins us. Hopefully this injury doesn't affect his ability, performance or development for the future.

Hamstring injuries can often be difficult to recover from quickly. Let's hope, when pre-season comes, he is fully recovered and free of any injury troubles.


1.) 19 Feb 2018 22:00:00
I’m sure he will be ok by the end of August.

2.) 19 Feb 2018 22:15:19
I hope he let's it recover properly and is not rushed back. As long as he’s fit for end of season that should be ok.

3.) 19 Feb 2018 23:13:53
am sure he'll be fine, unless he develops some kind of ongoing troubles with his hammy and glutes.
but hey it not like he playing for us tomorrow. Hope RBL get him back fit and firing soon.

4.) 20 Feb 2018 01:00:38
I hope rbl look after him properly and don't rush him back in, thinking he is gone any way, let's get what we can out of him before he leaves. Another reason I like klopp, he never rushes a player back, he actually cares about his team. Classy manager, high risk football can see us beating Bayern Munich 3 0 at their ground or can see us lose to west brom 3 2. I don't care, it has never been so exciting watching Liverpool for a long time.

5.) 20 Feb 2018 08:51:26
There are still 11 games left in the German League and Leipzig are in a dogfight for a CL spot as things stand. I doubt they'll risk 7 or 8 games from their best midfielder in the hopes of screwing over his next club or squeezing out an extra one, especially as they have an extremely tough run-in.

6.) 20 Feb 2018 12:16:02
He is their player until the end of the season so they can do as they please.

If we had agreed for couts to go in the summer instead of winter but done the deal in jan. would we be saying the same thing about our top 4 run in or latter stages of champs league? of course we wouldn't!

7.) 20 Feb 2018 15:31:43
Why doesn't he just simply develop a 'back pain' like Coutinho?

8.) 20 Feb 2018 16:00:56
Leek - because he's not a giant version of a particular body part that will go nameless?



27 Jan 2018 22:22:11
EDs, could you possibly put this up so that Benny Baller, in particular, can see it.

I want to apologise for my behaviour on chat, I turned things personal, and directed a number of insults towards Benny. I was out of line, frustrated and angry about the result, the performance and everything that happened in those last 90 minutes.

Disagrements are to be expected, but personal insults have no place in any sort of conversation. So I would like to offer my apologies, I have calmed down and realise I was out of line and instigator in much that transpired in chat.

Thank you in advance if you are able to accomplish this. All the best.


{Ed002's Note - Good for you Mango and I am sure Benny will appreciate it.}

1.) 27 Jan 2018 22:40:18
Hopefully Benny sees this. I feel like a real rubbish for letting this all get to me. Didn't want Benny to dwell on it or be affected by this in anyway. I will try to rein in my emotions in future. I do not want to be the kind of fan that takes shots at other fans, or questions their loyalty, intelligence etc. It is pathetic, I was pathetic. Only right I apologise.

{Ed002's Note - It is a great gesture and I know that fans get upset all too easily. That is why we have the disposable Other Page as a dump for the emotional posts on match days.}

2.) 27 Jan 2018 22:43:41
I've said it before that live chat is like a scene from a whiskey bar in a western sometimes. Can be pretty crazy.

{Ed002's Note - Do you really mean “whiskey” and not “whisky”?}

3.) 27 Jan 2018 22:47:35
I don't know what you said but things get said in the heat of the moment. I wish some others on here would follow your example.

Having read some of Benny's posts I think all will be good.

{Ed002's Note - I’ll translate that last sentence for you. “Having read Benny’s posts it is clear he is another knuckle dragging bonehead as well - he’ll understand.}

4.) 27 Jan 2018 22:49:06
Take's a bigger man to put his hand's up Mango so fair play.

5.) 27 Jan 2018 23:01:21
Mango get a dog and when you loose the rag go for
A long walk takes the edge off haha.

6.) 27 Jan 2018 23:14:03
Lol Ed002 some of the stuff on tap in there could well be whisky.

7.) 27 Jan 2018 23:20:37
Mango you're a good lad and so is Benny. I'm sure it is water off a ducks back and I look forward to hearing both your opinions again come the next chat.

8.) 27 Jan 2018 23:38:10
Irish whiskey ed002. Non of that rodeo crap lol 😂.

{Ed002's Note - we have a lot of posters from the land of the bog and the little people.}

9.) 27 Jan 2018 23:46:33
Im sure benny will forgive you mango, top man for apologising.

10.) 27 Jan 2018 23:54:37
lmfao 'knuckle dragging bonehead' hahaha!

Good on you mate, I'm sure there's no hard feelings mango.

11.) 28 Jan 2018 00:09:31
Don't mention the little people Ed. darby gill (Albert Sharpe) was my mother's next door neighbour growing up in Belfast before all the madness.

12.) 28 Jan 2018 01:14:02
I never saw the issue, but still takes a decent person to apologise when they knew they were in the wrong, so well done on that, wish more people did it.



18 Jan 2018 23:26:06
Hi Eds

I have a question for ED001 concerning Daniel Sturridge.

If Sturridge was to leave, on loan or a permanent, would you consider his career at Liverpool as successful one. I know many correctly point out his injury record, missing an incredible amount of matches since he joined, but he was also an integral part of the side that almost won the Premier League. On his day I believe he is one of the best finishers in the Premier League, but he lacks the pace to create space for him to actual use this talent now.

Would be interested to hear your opinion as I am torn on the matter.

All the best to the eds and I hope February comes quickly, otherwise you will have to answer the same transfer questions again and again.


{Ed001's Note - how many trophies did he win? So no, not successful.}

1.) 19 Jan 2018 04:50:20
Spent most of his time with LFC either on the bench or treatment table. Had a very good first 18 months with us, but after that it went downhill real fast. Also we never won anything while he was with us, so it is disappointing for a player of Sturridge's calibre and a club of LFC's size.

2.) 19 Jan 2018 07:05:12
Talent undeniable but Injuries ruined him, and as ed says he/ we hasn’t won anything.

3.) 19 Jan 2018 09:45:26
His only successful season came when he was playing alongside Suarez, and let's face it when Suarez was with us he was arguably the best forward in the world. I could have scored 20+ goals that season with defenders worrying about what he was doing and leaving others open.

It's a real shame how his injuries have crippled his career, but he has not really cut it at LFC and it's time to move him on.

4.) 19 Jan 2018 15:39:43
Suarez made Sturridge the player he 'was' then he lost his confidence/ will to play after Suarez left, he either gave up or just didn’t have the work rate to play as a lone striker whereas with a top strike partner he was able to flourish. Then injury destroyed what was left of him unfortunately (his pace) : (.



07 Jan 2018 22:15:08
Just want to hear people's opinions.

Would you rather we spent the Coutinho money in this January transfer window, where the players Klopp and the club want will be difficult to acquire, and possibly require purchase at exorbitant prices.

Or, keep the money and spend it in the summer where teams might be more willing to part with their players considering they would have more time to find replacements?

For me, I am really split. My heart says spend now because we have lost a huge player which might affect our progress into the top 4 places. My head, is saying keep it and use it wisely in the summer, allowing more time to scout other potential players.

Would be interested to hear people's opinions.


1.) 07 Jan 2018 22:27:00
Are you some sort of mind reader, Mango? I have literally just sent the exact same question as a post!

I'm also torn, but on balance I'd prefer to get someone now, even if they are cup tied in the CL. Dropping out of the top 4 is too big a gamble, imo.

2.) 07 Jan 2018 22:27:00
Are you some sort of mind reader, Mango? I have literally just sent the exact same question as a post!

I'm also torn, but on balance I'd prefer to get someone now, even if they are cup tied in the CL. Dropping out of the top 4 is too big a gamble, imo.

3.) 07 Jan 2018 22:44:24
Good question. Firstly, we should go all out to get Naby Keita in now I reckon. Beyond that, try and get the long term targets across the line now but if not possible, don’t compromise on the quality just to get bodies in January. if we can’t get Lemar / Pulisic now, we shouldn’t lower our sights for a Mahrez or Lanzini now (for example) .

Better to use what we have, although NK is a must I reckon.

4.) 07 Jan 2018 22:46:11
Good question Mango and for me it's also a tricky one. This season I believe the aim is to qualify again for CL football and maybe a domestic cup. As it stands there are 3 places for CL football next season (excluding City) and 5 teams competing for them. If we plan to recruit in the summer then our player window will depend massively on whether we are in the CL or not. Failing to prepare for Couts departure this window which surely the club knew was happening could prove to be our undoing. If we do not recruit in jan and qualify for the CL then the gamble would have paid off and we can strengthen in the summer with the quality that will continue to move us forward. If however we don't recruit and miss out on CL and get Europa then it could be a case of 1 step forward 2 steps back.

5.) 07 Jan 2018 22:56:51
It depends on if the required quality is available. If it isn't, then Klopp will (rightly) keep his powder dry and wait until summer.
Klopp isn't going to sign just anybody to keep whinging fans happy, he's proved that with Keita and VvD.
My guess is it'll be summer. but you never know with Klopp.

6.) 07 Jan 2018 23:01:51
Would like to see the first team strengthened be it phils permenant replacement a defensive mid or a keeper maybe two of the above. would prefer them now to bed in ready for next season but if the right player is unavailable don't waste the money now.

7.) 07 Jan 2018 23:14:18
If we can get our maintargets now yes, if not wait- don't spend money for the sake of it!

8.) 07 Jan 2018 23:19:42
I think it's more a question of money. I believe we will probably get a better deal on our main targets in the summer, but we can probably get them now for more money - I'm thinking Lemar, Goretzka (maybe), Meyer, or Naby early. On balance I'd rather spend some more money now than risk losing out on CL prestige and money next season.

9.) 07 Jan 2018 23:27:59
We should've already had someone in mind. It's a disgrace if we don't replace him.

10.) 07 Jan 2018 23:33:02
I’d be happy spending if rs what Klopp wants and we’re not paying silly money on Andy Carroll types but at the end of the day we’re fans Klopp a paid to make decisions and I trust him.

11.) 07 Jan 2018 23:54:52
Remember that prices are likely to be hiked after the World Cup. So buying in summer could be worse.

12.) 08 Jan 2018 00:23:12
A huge chunk of it went on VVD.

13.) 08 Jan 2018 01:31:46
I’d be happy for us to pay up a bit more to get NK, Goretzka or Lemar in, but we shouldn’t knee jerk for a second tier option if they aren’t abailable.

14.) 08 Jan 2018 04:49:13
Just want the players klopp is happy with. They'll come now or in july / aug, i don't mind.

15.) 08 Jan 2018 06:01:00
If we fail to get CL for 2018/ 19 I am concerned that this will hamper our ability to buy a top draw player in the summer.
We should go all out to get somebody now imo.

16.) 08 Jan 2018 11:03:23
If no one will sell their best player to you in Jan (which is what would be required to replace Cou in some way), there is nothing anyone can do and no amount of whinging fans will make them sell to us. If we can get someone this Jan that Klopp wants, great. If we can't, NO PANIC BUYS, go with what we have and keep your money till the summer.



05 Jan 2018 13:54:15
Now reports are coming in that Liverpool are looking at Gelson Martins. in addition to the other thirty players that are supposedly joining.

I honestly cannot wait until the end of this January transfer window. At least then the focus can be on the football and not the piles and piles of money.

Fingers crossed the Coutinho situation is resolved early on, otherwise, if we lose him, we may resort to panic buying to appease the fans. Hopefully we get this right.


1.) 05 Jan 2018 14:09:12
Thing is that Barcelona haven’t made an offer and I think they’ll do what they did last time and leave it to the end of the window. In which case we should reject it as we simply won’t have the chance to bring in a quality replacement and as we’ve experienced before, panic buying is a bad thing to do,

2.) 05 Jan 2018 14:21:26
I thought that at first as well Mr Dennis, but I genuinely think that Barcelona simply want to get this deal done as soon as possible.

They know that, if they wait, Liverpool will reject the bid citing the lack of time to bring in a replacement. Barcelona clearly want Coutinho, are willing to pay to get him in January, which is a difficult time to buy any player, and they know Coutinho is one of our most important players. If they want to bring Coutinho to Barcelona then they have to pay big and they have to do it early.

The longer this takes the less likely Barcelona are to buy Coutinho, although I still expect him to leave in the next week or so.

3.) 05 Jan 2018 14:49:12
I thought there were 40 players, coming in to replace Cou, OP.

4.) 05 Jan 2018 15:07:17
Gelson Martins is a no for me. Very Very high risk. Too raw.




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17 Mar 2018 10:17:18
If I see Matip in the first 11 teamsheet, then I just know Troy Deeney will terrorize him. Matip doesn't like confrontation, Troy excels in that regard, as he is not exactly the best of footballers. Instead Troy uses his physique to his advantage, often going over the line with some tackles and decisions he has made in the past.

I pray that Matip does not play, not only because he does not inspire confidence in our defence, but because I genuinely think he is scared of getting involved.




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31 Jan 2018 19:51:34
Ed literally just said the player was Karim Demirbay.

So why are people asking who it is?




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11 Jan 2018 15:02:54
Klopp loves Moreno and has trusted him to be our first choice left-back this season and, to be fair, he has put in performances to show that Klopp was right in his decision. No way is Klopp getting rid of Moreno, no chance.

If anyone is being removed it would have to be Robertson, although I doubt anything will happen regarding a left back. This sounds a lot like useless paper talk, another name to add to their hundreds of players linked to us.

I suspect we will sign one player in January and nothing more. Save the cash for the summer where options may be more able to leave their club, rather than halfway through the season.




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11 Jan 2018 14:15:17
If Liverpool really have signed Riza Durmisi then that means Robertson's days are numbered, and he hasn't even been at the club a year. Well see what happens, I honestly doubt we would sign a left back so soon after bringing one into the club, but much of what our club does tends to puzzle me.

If Durmisi does sign, however, then that is a clear indication that Klopp had zero interest in Andrew Robertson. Which begs the question. why even sign him in the first place?




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10 Jan 2018 01:09:12
Danny Murphy is far from the brightest, to be honest. It is clear that he has never actually seen Keita play before because Henderson and Keita have very different styles.

Henderson is about breaking up play, pressing with regularity whether it is the 5th minute or 90th. He is also a decent passer of the ball, although I do agree that often his passes go backwards or sideways (Usually due to a lack of options but at times he does seem to hesitate on the ball and by then the chance to play the ball has gone. )

Keita is very capable on the ball, from what I have seen dribbling whether in tight spaces or open ones are his main strength. Keita is a difficult player to get off the ball, he can wriggle away from mounting pressure and use his pace to leave you in the dirt. He is hard working too, but from what I have seen his passing is lacking. He tends to play the short or simple pass, he never looks to play long passes or creative ones unless he has no other options, and, when he does, the pass is often overhit. I have watched a fair bit of German football and these are just a few things I have noticed. Keita is a very good player with the potential to be a main stay in the team for years to come. However, there are areas of his game he needs to work on and, with Klopp at the helm, I suspect you will see improvements over time.

Oh, also, as has become apparent this season, Keita seems to have lost his more competitive edge in matches. He does not resemble the man of last season who had a very serious case for being one of the top players in Germany. This year Keita looks disinterested, doesn't put a great deal of effort when tracking back to his position. I suspect this is because his head is already at Liverpool and he does not want to be in RBL. Not the best mentality but it is just my suspicion and not actual fact.

I hope this helps, I am lucky to watch a fair bit of German football and thought I would share my opinion on the two. As I said, Keita and Henderson are nothing alike and Danny Murphy needs to actually do his homework rather than spout absolute nonsense.





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14 Mar 2018 15:01:27
I think after the Griezmann fiasco, Macca decided to leave for a little bit.

A shame because he is a great source of information, held in similiar regard to the EDs who always provide us honest, often brutally honest, assessments of news and insight.

I hope he will come back one day, and, if he does, I suspect it will be in the midst of a transfer window.




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05 Mar 2018 21:43:03
Nope, just the mere suggestion of Roy actually helping us caused the tide to change.


But who really cares. End of the day, we need to be the ones to beat United, can't rely on other teams to do it. Beat the Mancs and I can see them capitulate. All we have to do is break through Mourinho's anti-football methods, his numerous buses and, if we do that, then we will get the result we need.




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31 Jan 2018 20:17:50
Michael Owen part 2!?!?




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31 Jan 2018 19:48:53
Lookman is a winger, Keita a central midfielder.

Time to face facts now, Keita will join us in the summer. Great player but there are certain concerns about his temperament and the many instances of brash behaviour. If he can eliminate those then what a player we have on our hands.




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31 Jan 2018 18:40:15
Thought Macca was hinting at Griezmann, not that such a deal would have happened in a million years. When a team like Barcelona are after you, players tend to join them and reject all other approaches. Just a matter of time until the lad leaves Athletico, question is, when the made scramble begins, which side will get him.