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06 Dec 2018 23:21:25
Hi Eds hope you are well. Could you shed any light on the rumours linking us to Bristol City LB/ CB Lloyd Kelly? Never seen him play so if you can offer an insight into the player would be appreciated.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - I don't know much about him sorry. He only made his debut in August.}


1.) 07 Dec 2018 20:11:56
Been a good player in a poor Bristol side this year mate.


2.) 07 Dec 2018 21:14:23
think he got picked for the England under 20s .


 

 

26 Oct 2018 10:56:51
Hi Eds haven't see any rumours about this but have Liverpool shown any intetest in Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace or have any other clubs? He's looks really good to me especially defensively (thought he was superb against Mane when we met) as it looks likely we'll be needing a right back soon if or when Clyne leaves. Your thoughts on the player would good to hear as always.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - Palace have no interest in selling him right now. I am quite sure pretty much every Premier League club would like him if the possibility did arise.

He is excellent, I especially like the way he closes down opposition wingers and full backs stopping crosses coming in. Almost no other full-back does that these days, even though it should be the first thing they think about.}


1.) 26 Oct 2018 12:15:31
What would your plan be for Trent if we signed him ed try him in the middle?

{Ed001's Note - my first thought would be it would mean we would not have to use Gomez on the right personally, rather than it affecting Trent's role.}


2.) 26 Oct 2018 14:07:11
Interesting to hear that Ed001 but definetly not a surprise that everyone is interested. Watching him play is like when I initially watched Kante play for Leicester, just a player out of nowhere who is pure class.

Also wanted to ask your thoughts on Gomez this season and how good you could see him becoming?

{Ed001's Note - I think he is excellent and could well be the future long term centre back for the club and his ability to play at right back and as part of a back 3 gives plenty of options and ensures he should get the game time he needs to develop. He needs to improve on his awareness but hopefully that will come with experience. Just need to hope he avoids any more lengthy injuries.}


3.) 26 Oct 2018 16:26:17
A back up left back should be our priority, rather than hoarding right backs. Can you imagine how our season could be de-railed if Robertson gets injured? Unless Moreno has been learning his game from Robbo in training and has stepped up a class, he is a bit of a liability defensively- although I appreciate he may be a good influence around the dressing room, we need competition for the pitch. Do you think if Robbo gets an injury that Klopp would use Milner there again as first choice back up?


4.) 27 Oct 2018 05:48:14
Klopp should def look at kieren tierney the Celtic LB.


5.) 28 Oct 2018 02:38:18
personally thinks the priority positions for the next couple of windows, if things remain the same, would be

1) back-up GK (Migs really isn't up to scratch even as a no. 2)
2) LB for competition (Chilwell? but will he come? )
3) RB (assuming Clyne leaves and TAA is to be tried out in CM. not the most urgent as we currently have 4 players that can play in that role and some youngsters too)


 

 

22 Apr 2018 10:44:58
Hi Eds,
It seems like Barcelona are looking to replace suarez with griezmann, I have to ask is there any interest from us? I know his legs are going and he's declining but what a player he was for us. Do you know much Barcelona want for him and who is actually interested?

XabiAlonso14

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has shown no interest in Suarez and I doubt are stupid enough to take the runt back given what he did to the club and the risk related to his behavior. The other questions may well have been addressed on the appropriate page.}


1.) 22 Apr 2018 13:56:18
He's our past leave him there!


2.) 22 Apr 2018 14:23:17
Why would we even want him back? He wouldn't get in ahead of Mane, Salah or Firmino!


 

 

08 Apr 2018 18:38:47
Hi Eds,

What does danny ings future look like? Seems like he will be given the chance to be firminos backup but if we are offered 15-20m surely we have to take it.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - right now he wants to stay so it is unclear.}


1.) 08 Apr 2018 20:02:20
Happy for him to stay, think with a few more chances he has ability. If firmino is out Ings mane and Salah is good enough, it's the wide areas I think we're short.


2.) 08 Apr 2018 20:26:45
I like Danny and i feel for him but i don't think he is good enough for us. solanke desperately needs a loan next season and then review him on his return. he doesn't convince me either I've got to be honest. We shall see.

{Ed025's Note - im with you ben..


3.) 08 Apr 2018 20:42:04
I do like ings but more for his personality! I think his technical ability is lacking in his touch and finishing but his movement is good. I don't see us buying a wide player Firmane if klopp gets lemar he will cover lw like coutinho did when mane was out earlier this season and ox will cover the right although he is just not a good winger. I see woodburn getting more chances this year so he's another option and i think klopp is waiting for pulisic anyway when he's more gettable, his contract expires in 2020 so maybe next year.


4.) 08 Apr 2018 21:51:57
Ings is a useful player but clearly two years out has impact his game and I think we need someone who’s a genuine challenger for the front 3 - whether that’s a wide player to then alllow Mane or Salah to move central, or a striker (who perhaps can bring something different to the table a la Giroud) .

Solanke has had enough chances but has yet to convince, I think he needs a loan like Tammy Abrahams to get more time to develop.


5.) 08 Apr 2018 22:54:23
I did suggest amath ndiaye as cover for the forward line but more I think about it I really believe in woodburn and he should be getting those chances not a new signing. Like eds have said klopp will only tinker with the team slightly because he has built a good spirit.

I hope Klopp reconsiders buying a rb and back up gk for next season tho rather keep Gomez/ trent there while Gomez gets games at cb in cup games like eds have mentioned and ward for back up gk. Instead get a proper cb who isn't injury prone in my pick is clement lenglet for 30m and we have to go for sessegnon if fulham do not get promoted. Jorginho, Keita and Lemar to top it off, I'd say that is realistic financially with the number of players that should be sold.


6.) 09 Apr 2018 00:45:17
Xabi,

I agree about Woodburn. Id like to see him either get more game time with us or go out on loan. He needs to play.

But im not sure if I agree that Jorginho, Keita and Lemar are realistic financially (esp if we were to get Clement) . can't see us making much from sales. Plus if the figures being bandied around of Keita costing 90mill and Lemar being quoted at 90 (and Jorginho won't come cheap either since I can't see Napoli being willing to sell him), its highly unlikely we would go for all 3.


7.) 09 Apr 2018 07:25:05
Xabi its probably best to judge him once he has a consistent run of games under his belt. I think he can be good for us if he gets game time.

The real question is who do you prefer is the squad striker, origi or Ings? its looking like wolfsburg will not retain his services next season.


8.) 09 Apr 2018 08:16:32
I like Ings and he must have huge heart and determination on the training pitch to come back from serious injury twice and get a place back in the team, i just don't think he's good enough to help us progress.


9.) 09 Apr 2018 08:47:16
I believe if you want to challenge for the top you need at least 4 first team ready starters for the front three positions so you can rest someone or cover an injury at any team without materially weakening your starting lineup. City have Sane, Aguero, Jesus, Sterling.

Ings and Solanke aren’t that 4th player and even Ings is a question mark for me. We should ideally go for a top player who can play either wide or through the middle and let either Ings or Solanke go on loan IMO.


10.) 09 Apr 2018 08:48:25
Square Tomato seems to think he is leaving, possibly for Newcastle, good move for him if that’s the case! I think we need someone who isn’t an out and out striker but someone who can cover the front line.


11.) 09 Apr 2018 11:29:21
I think we should try for Batshuayi. He's having a great year at Dortmund (on loan from Chelsea) and he offers a different style of attack to when Firmino is not firing in the goals or is injured. And we haven't done too badly with ex-Chelsea players (Sturridge and Salah) .


12.) 09 Apr 2018 13:27:17
PakRed

Klopps picks ings over origi everyday. Origi just isn't doing enough to fulfil his potential, he hasn't for years. Even when he had that period he was scoring for us I thought he was so poor in his overall play. He doesn't fit in this liverpool team better to sell him.

What do you think our sales will be in the summer as well?


13.) 09 Apr 2018 15:16:18
Origi, Markovic, Grujic, Flanagan, Klavan, Mignolet. Also think Can will leave. So we need a GK, a midfielder to replace Can (I see Keita as more of an attacking presence but some will consider him an upgrade on Can) and one more center defender. I hope we don't do much of an overhaul on the current squad, but I would like to see someone come in to challenge Firmino and Solanke to get some loan time with a prem team.


14.) 09 Apr 2018 18:36:14
Guys. I think we should give both the lads a chance. Klopp and co when give time have changed our opinions of players who we thought weren't good enough. When pre season comes Klopp and his team will then have time to coach these players and also they will all be on the same plate as the rest in regardes to fitness. I personally think Ings and Solanke needs games to correct their decision making. Once they find it I reckon they will help the squad.

{Ed025's Note - you are talking about the sheffield wednesday squad right?..


 

 

23 Mar 2018 09:35:54
Hi Eds,

I've seen the posts that we have looked at lot of right backs for the summer, do you know if we have looked at Nordi Mukiele and if we hold a higher interest in him? He looks a talent, he's 6'1, strong defensively and plays CB as well. Also as you've said a centre back is not a priority in the summer who do you expect to be Virgil's partner start of next season or do you expect Klopp to keep rotating Matip and Lovren? I don't understand why it is not a priority, they both do not look at Virgil's level and so injury prone too. Personally I would buy someone older with a lot of experience because I expect Gomez to be starting CB in around 2 years as he still has a lot to learn and needs to cut the silly mistakes out. Pepe would have been perfect last season on a free but maybe Alderweireld, Benatia or Sokratis this summer?

Thanks Ed sorry for the long post! Just got going and couldn't stop haha.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - no idea about Mukiele sorry.

VVD's partner will be a case-by-case basis as Gomez will be given a few chances too.}


1.) 23 Mar 2018 10:31:58
I don’t think Gomez is as far off being a starting centre back for us as some people think. The only mistake I’ve really seen him make more than once are judging long diagonal balls over his head to a winger.
I might be wrong but I think that’s probably due to the fact that he’s always played centre back and isn’t used to the slightly different positioning needed to deal with this type of ball. Hopefully that means once he’s in the centre he’s not going to have that problem. And if he doesn’t have that problem I’m not really sure what issues he will have?
In which case if we spend big money on a ‘top’ centre back all we’re doing is stopping Gomez getting regular game time in his preferred position. I bet as soon as he gets the opportunity to partner VVD we won’t be worried about centre back for the next 5-10 years.


2.) 23 Mar 2018 10:10:37
Thanks for the reply Ed001. Can I ask what top 4 positions you personally would look to buy for in the summer? And maybe list realistic but quality players you would go for?

{Ed001's Note - right back, midfield and left back. Need two in midfield in my opinion. I am not going to get into doing lists on here right now mate, bit busy sorry.}


3.) 23 Mar 2018 11:17:52
I hope you are right but the fact is Gomez hasn't played centre back this season maybe only a couple of times so I really don't think he will be able to prove himself in the position straight away - he need a to learn, make mistakes and learn from them. My point is I expect us to be challenging for the title and we need two quality centre backs especially the way we play. Matip and Lovren don't fit that, I hope Gomez learns a hell of a lot over the summer and shows himself to be that centre back that we need but there are issues with him as he is still young so I'm trying to be realistic. I rate him a lot I just think we need the quality now and allow Gomez to properly learn and gain the experience to be our next great centre back.


4.) 23 Mar 2018 11:38:03
Xabi, completely appreciate what you’re saying. I suppose we have to hope that Klopp and the coaching staff make the right judgement as they’re in the best position to know what’s going to be best.
I’m happy to support them whatever they decide and hopefully it works out and we can challenge for the league next season!


5.) 23 Mar 2018 11:37:59
Left back is interesting, Ed001. Do you not think Klopp should give Adam Lewis a go next season? Is he not ready yet?

Where do you stand on another player who can play across the front three in case something happens to one of the main three/ rotation/ etc.?

{Ed001's Note - I would send him on loan for more game time. We have Ox, Wilson and Woodburn to cover the front 3.}


6.) 23 Mar 2018 11:49:35
Robbo, moreno, Gallacher, aroyyo and Adam Lewis will be pleased if we do buy another left back.

{Ed001's Note - Moreno out I was thinking.}


7.) 23 Mar 2018 15:04:32
I don’t see CB as a priority, Lovren has been good bar one game next to VVD, up to Gomez to take that spot from him. Buying another CB will mean Gomez will have to go as he’s not a right back, he’s been good at covering but he needs games at CB to kick on with his career.


8.) 23 Mar 2018 18:51:36
I also don't see CB as priority, we're ok there, for now. I think in time we do need another top CB incoming but it's not absolutely needed as much as other positions.

A few months ago I'd of put GK at my #1 position needing an upgrade but now I wouldn't, Karius has impressed me and he deserves his time. We have Keita incoming, I'd be delighted if we got another top CM and RB. I just have no idea what top RB's could be available? But should we get a good one in then it'd be also great to see TAA in the midfield, he's made for it.


9.) 24 Mar 2018 08:30:41
2 midfielders in plus Keita. Can out, lallana out, Milner out (unfortunately) . If they need time to settle - midfield of hendo, Gini and ox isn't bad in the mean time.


 

 

 

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13 Jan 2019 12:26:18
Hi Ed001 wanted to get your opinion on something. I believe we need that one extra player to complete the team like a De Bruyne. Was really hoping Fekir would be the one but obviously we messed up and Shaqiri was signed instead and I like Shaqiri but he's not that player same goes with Ox. If you get what I'm saying what players would you consider realistically? I go back and forth whether its an AM or a ST we should go for.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - I think we already have the players we need. I just don't see this obsession with always needing to buy, the coaches should be able to get what we have working better over time. When the summer comes, then we can think again, after trimming some of the fringe players from the squad.}


1.) 13 Jan 2019 12:54:39
Top of the league by 7 points, in the CL knockout stages, lot one premier league game all season. what's this ‘missing’ player going to add exactly? The Caribou cup?


2.) 13 Jan 2019 12:55:39
Thats a fair point I think I'm still caught up with Fekir probably time to move on. Thanks for the response Ed001 enjoy what's left of the weekend!

{Ed001's Note - Fekir has been awful this season, he was given the hook at the weekend after what is being called the worst performance of his career. We need to forget about him, it has all gone to his head and he needs to refind his feet.}


3.) 13 Jan 2019 13:16:58
We bought Shaqiri instead and has been great for us, Keita still has not found his feet, Lallana unable to get into the squad most days and Oxlade Chamberlain out injured still? Wilson almost a shoe in for next season? Why on earth would anybody think we need ANOTHER attacking midfielder? For me an actual striker or left back are the priorities.


4.) 13 Jan 2019 13:28:15
Spot on, Ed01. I have no idea why people have this obsession with buying players in Jan. I know people like signings cos it gives them a lift, a wet dream or whatever, they seem not to be able to explain where that player will fit in or how he will react within the squad in terms of harmony and togetherness. Also on a substantive level, I agree with Ed that w actually have ALL the players we need and don't need to sign anyone esp. at CB with 2 of the injured 3 coming back in 10 days (Matip was on the bench last night) .

I personally do not want any signings IF Klopp does not want any signings. He is in charge and is getting it done so I'll ride with him. If people want signings, they can always log on to FIFA and realize their fantasies on there. This is the real world where transfers need to be well-thought out, not fantasies.

{Ed001's Note - it is such a terrible time to buy players in Jan as well. They take time to adjust, so you are really buying for next season.}


5.) 13 Jan 2019 14:00:20
I wasn't thinking about this month at all, just my opinion on where I see potential improvement in the team and with the likely outgoings of Sturridge, Origi, Lallana, maybe Milner and how Ox returns from injury. I'm pretty sure Klopp has made it clear we won't sign anyone in Jan.


6.) 13 Jan 2019 14:33:06
Jan is a terrible time to buy? Most of our best signings are made in the Jan window.


7.) 13 Jan 2019 16:24:32
Re read what Ed1 put Slimz lol.


8.) 13 Jan 2019 17:30:17
I don’t get why we ‘messed up’ with Fekir. We didn’t want him for the money they wanted so we pulled out of the deal. That’s our perogative.
So far this season I think it’s proving to be the correct decision.


9.) 13 Jan 2019 18:48:24
I agree that we don't need anyone right now barring back up for full backs.

We have made some of our best signings in January though. Sturridge (who was a great striker for a long time), Coutinho, Suarez, Van Dijk, Arbeloa, Mascherano, Agger. They were all winter signings.

Let's not mention Andy Carroll, Jan Kronkamp or Morientes. Wansn't Maxi Rodriguez also a winter signing?


 

 

04 Jul 2018 22:26:07
Hi Eds
Just inquiring about the right back position. To your knowledge have we narrowed down the search and is it still a priority?

Also interested to hear if there any serious takers for clyne yet, not sure he would be the first choice for many.

Thanks for your help.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed002's Note - I cannot help you with any of this, sorry.}


1.) 04 Jul 2018 22:40:52
No worries Ed002 thanks for the reply and enjoy what's left of your evening.


2.) 04 Jul 2018 23:47:41
Can't see right back being an issue we have TAA and Gomez and fabinho for cover add to they clyne is still on the books I'd be shocked if we were looking at RB.


3.) 05 Jul 2018 03:53:06
The need for a RB finished the moment we signed Fabinho who will cover TAA and Gomez. We will be fine even if Clyne goes.


4.) 05 Jul 2018 07:39:03
For me TAA will be the first choice rotating with Gomez at times with Fabinho and Milner being back ups in times of injury.


5.) 05 Jul 2018 10:19:12
I see TAA and Fabinho rotating positions throughout the next season, they both play the same positions, TAA needs more experience in the midfield which is where he's going to end up imo but it does take time and Fabinho is comfortable in both positions. Gomez I think will be given more of a chance at CB rotating with Lovren but at least he can also cover RB if needed.

This is what I hope to see but I'm not the manager so let's see how it goes. Either way we don't need a RB now, I have everything crossed Clyne is out of the club this transfer window.

I think the Fabinho deal was a great bit of business, we got a RB, DM and a CM all in one!


6.) 05 Jul 2018 12:56:48
Yeah I'd really like to see gomez given more chances at cb. He was brilliant in those England friendlies.


 

 

10 Jun 2018 23:23:08
Anyone bored of the fekir talk I recommend reading a brilliant post by Ed002 on the european soccer page.

XabiAlonso14

1.) 11 Jun 2018 03:34:30
Fantastic post.


2.) 11 Jun 2018 05:53:48
European soccer rumours? Can't find it. : (.

{Ed001's Note - try the page labelled European Soccer at the top of the page on that site.}


3.) 11 Jun 2018 01:44:59
That was a great question you asked and the very detailed reply from ED02 was amazing to say the least.
Makes you really wonder about the future of football and every fans favourite club.

Thanks for taking the time out for such a detailed reply ED02.


 

 

03 Jun 2018 08:54:25
Anyone catch the France v italy game? Interested to hear people's thoughts on pavard at rb. Really impressed me all round, is originally a cb and seems like he could be a realistic option for us.
Question for the eds as well on whether were narrowing down our rb choices now or there's a certain profile of rb were looking at?

XabiAlonso14

1.) 03 Jun 2018 09:03:06
I think there was a post a while ago where Ed mentioned that given Fabinho can cover RB and we have TAA and Gomez also able to play there, that likely ends our need to get another RB.

I’d agree with that view TBH, giving TAA a shot at holding down the position next season is best thing for him and us in the long term.


2.) 03 Jun 2018 09:03:47
Fabinho is originally a RB. I don’t see us buying another full back though I would love a LB to come in for Moreno.


3.) 03 Jun 2018 10:06:25
That's interesting sgred I'm sure eds maintained that we are looking at rbs and Trent will be rotated midfield and rb, gomez rb ans cb so it made sense to get an actual rb. I'm not sure fabinho will be an actual option at rb only in worst case scenario - I see it as like once bale established himself as lw he never moved back to lb.

I agree with a replacement for moreno as well and I thought he would move at a time in his career where he needs minutes and to be 1st choice but then there's talk of a new contract and eds mentioning that from what they can tell we haven't looked at lbs so not sure on that one.

For me the our defensive options should be rb: new RB, Trent/ Gomez lb: Robertson, new lb/ moreno cb:Virgil, new cb, lovren, Gomez, matip/ klavan

Gomez needs the majority of his minutes at cb now was really hoping he would establish himself this season as a cb option but unfortunately he hasn't and i think we need a reliable partner for virgil to challenge for the title next season.


4.) 03 Jun 2018 09:29:30
I did watch the game. Pavard at RB and Lloris at the goal seemed the most obvious weak positions for France during that game. Federico Chiesa had a lot of joy down that flank to be honest. Pavard does seem to be very accomplished on the ball as well. I have only seen him in just this one match. So my observations are based on that.


 

 

16 May 2018 20:53:53
Any truth in klavan and moreno being offered new contracts eds? Could that potentially mean another season of gomez/ Trent at rb?

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea sorry and not sure how that would relate to anything else either. I really do not see any relevance in your second question to your first.}


1.) 17 May 2018 06:31:49
Is it true that Mignolet will be offered a new deal? And going forward, does that mean another season on the left wing for mane?


2.) 17 May 2018 06:48:46
Thanks for the response ed001 should've been more clear, think it was ed002 who said lovren and matip would rotate being vvd's partner next season and klavan could possibly leave in the summer. Also Gomez would get games at cb and we were looking to sign a rb but i thought maybe the lack of rbs in the market, klavan being in line for a contract and gomez injury problems (so not a reliable cb choice atm) changed our plans.

{Ed001's Note - Matip, Lovren and Klavan do tend to miss a lot of games through injury as well, so it doesn't rule out Gomez's chances of getting the odd game in the centre. A right back is still being sought and TAA will continue to get games in midfield as well. So there is a need of more strength in depth.}


3.) 17 May 2018 07:17:22
That made me laugh red beard!


4.) 17 May 2018 09:48:16
from what i have read, klopp will look at bringing in a new RB with Clyne set to leave this summer, this will mean that Gomez will be covering RB and CB and TAA covering RB and CM.

I can see Klavan being kept as 5th choice CB. Moreno looks to be signing a new deal and continue to challenge at LB with Robertson.

To be honest if Gomez stays fit for the season i can see him jumping above Matip in the pecking order.


5.) 17 May 2018 12:31:48
Fair enough ed001. Then I think it would be fair to assume that if matip or Gomez suffer setbacks in their recoveries then klopp will look to sign a cb. It's not ideal that 4 out of 5 of our cbs are injury prone.

{Ed001's Note - no, but there are other priorities this summer, otherwise I would expect one to be coming in.}


 

 

 

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13 Jan 2019 12:15:05
I think we need to upgrade our 3rd choice CB. I don't rate Lovren or Matip highly at all, yes they've stepped in well this season but would you want them in the team for an extended period of time say if VVD was injured or against the top oppostion? Even disregarding that their injury records are too poor to be a reliable 3rd choice. We've took a risk this season going in with just these 4 but I understand we had to prioritise other areas first. But now I believe Klopp will sort it out this summer I think Ed001 mentioned Matip could leave and Ed002 has said we've been scouting Ruben Dias. I also think the club don't see Phillips/ Masterson making it, indicated by us having looked at youngsters like Francisco Ferreira and Per Schuurs. VVD, Gomez, NEW CB, Lovren and a high potential youngster for 5th choice would be ideal for next season.

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01 Jan 2019 09:36:17
Excellent summary mate I'm definetly with you on Wan-Bissaka what a singing he would be. I agree Trent's game time would go down but I believe Klopp would rotate them well and start giving Trent chances in midfield in cup games etc and there would be no need to play Gomez at RB again let him focus solely on improving as a CB. I think its more realistic this happens next year though when a midfielder likely leaves (probably Wijnaldum) and Trent will be guaranteed more game time and Wan-Bissaka is more experienced.

GK I would ideally say Butland as he's English and would be decent back up but honestly don't mind who we get.

On CB reluctantly I would say leave it as is at the moment even though I am not Lovren and Matips biggest fans and 3/ 4 injury prone centre backs is not great its worked so far. Ed002 has mentioned we are looking at young CBs that's probably the ideal signing in that position to cover and an eye on the future as well.

At LB I think Adam Lewis has to be promoted I don't see the point in spending money on a replacement at all unless we don't sign a RB then we'd go for a more experienced LB and send Lewis on loan.

For Midfield if Lallana and Milner leave like everyone expects than I think Fabinho/ Henderson/ Keita/ Wijnaldum/ Ox are great options for the 3 spots. What I'm trying to predict is whether Bobby will start playing more permenantly behind the striker, where Fekir would've played if he signed, in that case I wouldn't sign another midfielder but get a lethal striker. If Bobby is moved back up front then I would get someone in like Fekir. What is confusing me is that I think Ed001 stated Shaqiri was a Fekir alternantive so I'm not sure if we sign a 10 or a striker but the big money will be spent on of those I believe.

The forward area I think we need to put faith in Brewster now have him as the backup ST on the bench once Sturridge, Origi, Ings and probably Solanke leave. We will either have Bobby or a new signing as first choice No.9 and probably Salah as second choice then Brewster to begin with. I'd expext Ojo and Kent to leave permenantly or on loan and Wilson/ Woodburn on another loan with good game time.

I think this a very good potential squad next season.

GK
Alisson, BUTLAND, Grabara

RB
TAA, WAN-BISSAKA

CB
Virgil, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, YOUNG CB

LB
Robertson, Lewis

CDM/ CM/ CAM
Fabinho, Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum, NEW 10, Ox

RW/ LW
Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Camacho

ST
Bobby, Brewster, Duncan

What does everyone think about this squad and whether we go for a new number 10 or a striker? I really think that's the big singing we will make.

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28 Dec 2018 22:43:16
That is big news that Asensio is available Ed002. Before we even mention the transfer fee that RM would want do you know if we hold a serious interest in him and would he consider joining us?

XabiAlonso14

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware but if they were to show an interest in Salah he might well be offere.}


 

 

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27 Dec 2018 09:53:26
Is there a good chance that Milner will go in the summer Ed001? I'd let Winjnaldum go before Milner tbh.

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{Ed001's Note - depends on him.}


 

 

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16 Dec 2018 10:29:12
I agree with you here Ed001 and to the people saying the guy is posting rumours on a rumours site - he isn't, like Ed has said he is seeing a breaking article then coming on the website and posting as if it is his latest "scoop". Most of the stuff I've seen by you firminosterth I've seen it elsewhere beforehand like this latest one about Pulisic I saw an article that Atletico were told by Dortmund they had already agreed to sell him to an unnamed English club. I then come on here and see your post, I suppose its just dumb luck over and over? You've got the right to post but it's tiresome, leave the "info" to twitter firminosteeth.

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{Ed001's Note - if he was just posting saying he had read it, that would be different. It is the false claims that are tiresome.}


 

 

 

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13 Jan 2019 22:13:53
No worries appreciate the response Ed002, have a good night!

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13 Jan 2019 21:32:10
Always love your long posts Ed002! In response to this I'm a little surprised to be honest, it seems that our financial situation is no where near as good as perceived by most fans. To me I've just seen the big sales and the well publicised commercial growth and assumed we're doing ok. I have a question its up to you respond Ed002, if its going start up more abuse to then don't. Are their steps being taken to lower the debt and make sure we are sustainable? Surely there are plans in place to balance us after the large spending in the past year.

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{Ed002's Note - The debt increased in the last set of accounts - there is another set due soon - a month. The club will always polish the results to suit their needs. I really don't want to talk about the finances.}


 

 

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13 Jan 2019 14:00:20
I wasn't thinking about this month at all, just my opinion on where I see potential improvement in the team and with the likely outgoings of Sturridge, Origi, Lallana, maybe Milner and how Ox returns from injury. I'm pretty sure Klopp has made it clear we won't sign anyone in Jan.

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13 Jan 2019 12:55:39
Thats a fair point I think I'm still caught up with Fekir probably time to move on. Thanks for the response Ed001 enjoy what's left of the weekend!

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{Ed001's Note - Fekir has been awful this season, he was given the hook at the weekend after what is being called the worst performance of his career. We need to forget about him, it has all gone to his head and he needs to refind his feet.}


 

 

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26 Dec 2018 10:33:22
Hope you had a good Christmas mate, agree mostly but I see Sturridge starting over Firmino today, Mane probably rested too and Henderson and Keita staying in the team. Shaqiri replacing Mane on the right and Sturridge up front with Salah.

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