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01 Nov 2018 21:49:23
Hi Eds, I doubt we'll do any business in January but is there a position you think needs to be strengthened? Most are saying a creative AM but Shaqiri has been a revelation (I hold my hands up didn't him workint out) .
Goal-keeper and back 4 look sorted. Front 3 sorted. If Fabinho and Keita work out then it just leaves that one mid-field position? Or is it just being stronger in depth such as LB support? Thanks.

barakdee

{Ed002's Note - I don’t think there is anything which is immediately pressing.}


1.) 02 Nov 2018 08:31:28
Could there be any movement with goalkeepers Ed002? Mignolet clearly isn't happy with playing second fiddle, or will Klopp likely resist any requests to leave till the summer?

{Ed002's Note - As soon as he can I would expect Mignolet to leave. Whether or not the club have the confidence in the GKs they have to use one to provide cover or not I don't know, but they should not be looking to youngsters. The trick typically is to be a good quality older player who is happy to take that role and perhaps to help out some of the youngsters with the coaching.}


2.) 02 Nov 2018 11:44:55
Need a RB. TTA doesn't get to byline enough for me, his crossing is poor. although his 'pinging' of the ball is beckham esq, possible DCM for the future.

Would like to see a young LB bought or coming through. other than that i think we have a challenging squad.

I totally backed shaqiri and would have liked him and Mertens last year.

Summer will be a big bucks move for a CF to push firmino.


3.) 02 Nov 2018 11:48:28
We need Mbappe as backup to Firmino then we’re sorted.


4.) 02 Nov 2018 17:53:25
Why back up? Firmino can play behind him with salah and mane in the wings.


5.) 02 Nov 2018 19:32:29
I hope brewster turns out to be as amazing as he believes he is. He is too good for youth football but can he make the next step? Also if Wilson keeps thrashing the championship then he deserves a good go.


6.) 10 Nov 2018 15:22:53
Should have tried to get reina as back up- coach.


 

 

19 Mar 2018 23:21:52
Hi Eds, I know we've been linked with loads of midfielders (Draxler/ Lemar/ Ndidi/ Ceballos/
Jorginho/ Seri/ Fekir to name a few) but are we looking to bring in one or two (as well as Kieta)?
Thanks.

barakdee

{Ed001's Note - I would only expect one at most, then Keita and a right back + a back up keeper are the priorities for the summer.}


1.) 20 Mar 2018 04:53:15
Eds 001 can you tell us maybe who it could be? Butland for back up? Jorginho? Thanks again.

{Ed001's Note - neither of those two.}


2.) 20 Mar 2018 04:57:48
Backup keeper really doesn't sound good. I think we need a quality keeper at least and a center back. if we do sign those two i'd be pretty chuffed.

{Ed001's Note - not happy with Karius?}


3.) 20 Mar 2018 05:06:27
I’m happy with Karius right now, he looks like he’s finally finding his feet, I think he could become a very good goalkeeper.


4.) 20 Mar 2018 05:19:06
Hi Ed - if Hendo gets injured and Can leaves, do you think Keita is more likely to be the player dropping in deeper or do we need someone else to come in?

Also, do you think it would potentially make sense for us to consider a 4-2-3-1 with Hendo and Keita able to double pivot or is the 4-3-3 firmly entrenched given how our front 3 are playing?

{Ed001's Note - personally I would prefer us to get someone for the deeper role,

As for formations, it is not FM, the formation changes constantly throughout a game.}


5.) 20 Mar 2018 05:34:05
Cheers, and fair point on formation, it was quite noticeable against Watford how deep Hendo was at times, dictating play as almost a third CB.

{Ed001's Note - the only time formation matters is when you don't have the ball, when players will get into shape. Even then, it depends on where the opposition have possession as they will shift about to counter. At some points of the game there will be 3 or 4 players in wide areas for each team, but no team plays 3 or 4 wide players in the same team. Really formation is not all that relevant any more, unless you are talking about rigid dinosaur managers like Pulis.}


6.) 20 Mar 2018 06:01:12
Hi Ed, so based on your response up there do you think Karius has impressed to the extent that he should be the No 1 for next season?

I seem to recall one of the posters saying that Karius really impressed in training, and I also think he has improved leeps and bounds from last season. I’m excited because in a short space of time it seems like he has eradicated, or at least not exhibit, most of the errors of last season. It would be great if we can continue to see him develop year on year.

{Ed001's Note - unless we are going to get a world class keeper, I see no reason to change him.}


7.) 20 Mar 2018 07:04:23
Ed I no that keylor Navas is the one Klopp wants in sticks but im not sure he will be happy to be back up to Karius?

{Ed001's Note - he does not have a lot of options, no top club is interested in him as a first choice.}


8.) 20 Mar 2018 07:15:01
I do like Karius Ed001 but if we had the opportunity to aquire a world class keeper then we should. If we are going to really push and challenge Man City and top teams in Europe in the future a top class keeper is so important, De Gea at United a prime example.

I’m not so sure about Achterberg either Ed001.

I agree with you regarding formations, especially the way we move forward in attack. But there are times when we need to do something different, just small tweaks, especially when teams set out to frustrate the front 3. Ashley Young took Salah out of the game last week and we struggled. We kept trying to thread the ball through the eye of a needle against a well organised United defence.

We need to spread the play more when we come up against these teams, take Sane af City for example, when things are right, he literally hugs the touch line which draws the defences out.

{Ed001's Note - nonsense. Young did nothing of the sort. The 8 players packed within the penalty box blocked his runs not Ashley Young.}


9.) 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.


10.) 20 Mar 2018 08:48:57
Just to follow up Ed, who would you put in that world class bracket that’s “attainable”? Obviously that rules out De Gea and Buffon. I would say Alison and Oblak?

The other German options, Leno, Horn, Ter Stegen are very very good but I don’t know if they’re that much of an upgrade, if at all. Interested to know what other reds feel as well.

{Ed001's Note - Alisson would be the onlyone and I expect him to go elsewhere.}


11.) 20 Mar 2018 08:56:39
Righto. Thanks ed!


12.) 20 Mar 2018 08:57:04
I think if Karius continues his form until the end of the season we should stick with him, he deserves it. Bringing in another GK I don't see as urgent right now, unless of course it's Allison but that's not going to happen.


13.) 20 Mar 2018 09:23:18
I am happy with Karius ed, but i still feel it an area we should be better in. Will give it till the end of the season though. If Karius does good then he is the no.1
my only gripe is with the world knowing that we are in for a keeper even the second choices are going to cost a bomb so why not just buy a world class first choice keeper.


14.) 20 Mar 2018 09:28:30
Been some great update snippets from Ed002 and Ed001 last few days. I would be happy with keita and another starter quality CM and a RB. Think that would improve the squad if we are able to keep our key first team figures.


15.) 20 Mar 2018 10:53:15
Hmmm so reading between the lines replacing Emre, Clyne and Mignolet are priorities this summer.

Personally I think we need two central midfielders as Hendo (injuries), Milner (not a midfielder) and Gini (anonymous more often than not), Ox (not a midfielder) aren't the hub of a title-challenging team.

As for Karius, well kudos to him for re-establishing himself and being a keeper that does not lose us points. However, wouldn't a title challenger want a keeper than wins you points?


16.) 20 Mar 2018 10:09:04
Hi Ed001, thanks for what is very interesting info. When you say a back up keeper will be sought does this mean both Mignolet and Ward will most likely move on? Ward is the one I'm most interested in with regards to what plan Klopp has for him. Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - Ward wants (and needs) first team football and Mignolet has a face on because he was dropped and is not good enough.}


17.) 20 Mar 2018 10:15:57
if karius continues to perform like he is right now, im happy to give him a full season next season.

only make a purchase someone like alisson is attainable. most likely he is not, so first team focus should be on right back, and replacements where necessary.

anyway ed001, do you think we'll be looking at any CBs? is klopp happy with the 5 that he has (including gomez), or are there potential changes there as well?

thanks.

{Ed001's Note - in the immortal words of Ed002 - rtp!}


18.) 20 Mar 2018 10:54:06
Ed. You say you only expect 1 CM at most, how do you see the midfield line up? I agree we need to replace Hendo as he's to slow at starting attacks and teams get organised very quickly when he's on the ball.

surely we also need AM. I'm struggling to get a sense on our midfield. I think Keita is an upgrade on OX, aggressive box to box. But who going to supply the quality as we have moved away from coutinho in midfield but struggle against defensive teams. Where does Ndidi fit in.

Keita - DPL - Lallana
OX Hendo -
Gigi Milner -.

{Ed001's Note - no I did not say that.}


19.) 20 Mar 2018 10:54:15
Just reading the thread about Karius and I’m really pleased to hear that he might be getting the chance he needs. More so, I am relieved Butland rumours are fading out. We have potential in Karius, he’s shown that he wants to succeed now he needs to prove his ability it for a longer term.


20.) 20 Mar 2018 13:03:50
yeah ed001 just as i scrolled i saw the conversation right at the next post.

go easy on me ed have been so busy at work haven't been here for atleast a week. new record that is! haha good day ed.

{Ed001's Note - no worries mate, there was no F in the reply after all.}


21.) 20 Mar 2018 16:40:13
We need a 'Kante'. Simple as. Hendo was magnificent in the season that Gerrard played 6 and though he plays the deeper role very well, if he doesn't have to have an eye and a half behind him, he can go and play his strongest game in the middle. He is currently our most creative midfielder and he also plays the deepest role. Give him some license along side Keita and we'll be laughing I think. There is also the problem of Hendo's injury record and a defensive type/ holding midfielder would at least give the cover we don't currently have, and very desperately need.

As for the keeper, I'm chuffed that Karius has come on in the last few months. I don't know if it was always the plan to just buy a back up but if he has changed Klopp's mind, he's also saved us a fair few bob as well. Good lad.

I'm torn on the right back, however. The young lads have really come on leaps and bounds this year and I just hope they're not stifled too much by a new arrival. Maybe they'll get more of a go in their more 'natural' positions.

I'm just mainly chuffed there's no mentions of the Keanes, Aquilanis and Degens of this world. I am excited to say the least.


22.) 20 Mar 2018 19:05:50
Flypelicanfly, correct me if I'm wrong but Karius made a few good saves against Newcastle that could have easily been described as 'winning us points'. At the moment we are winning our games by quite big margins so it doesn't allow a keeper to win us points unless he's making 3-4 world class saves per game. I'm confident Karius will 'win' us some points throughout his tenure, give the lad a chance to first he's barely played half a season.


 

 

24 Feb 2018 14:15:16
Hi Eds, regarding centre backs as its now VVD and one other and with Gomez pushing for a CB role next season (many feel he's already ready) do you think one or more of Matip, Lovren and Klavan will move on? Also do we have any interest in RBL's CB Dayot Upamecano? Thanks.

barakdee

{Ed002's Note - if a cab is added one needs to leave. There is a lot of interest in DU but not from Liverpool.


1.) 24 Feb 2018 14:42:55
Upamecano looks awesome for his age and would be an amazing addition, I think he’s only 19 and looks and plays like a 25 year old, it’s a shame we are not looking at him I think.


2.) 25 Feb 2018 03:06:57
No way RBL sell us 2 players in one window.


3.) 24 Feb 2018 20:26:23
ED002, can you elaborate on maybe which one, or possibly 2 CB’s will be moved on in the summer transfer window, and who Klopp is interested in possibly bringing in?

Thanks

Kemlyn.

{Ed002's Note - that is not what i said.


4.) 25 Feb 2018 08:08:39
Ed002 meant that one CB will have to leave for another to arrive as it is pointless having more than 4 CBs in the squad plus Gomez. And no where is it said that we will sign a CB. Just that if we sign one, a current CB in our squad will have to leave.


 

 

13 Dec 2017 10:51:12
Hi Eds, I keep reading here and everywhere that we are interested in Lemar but is that interest as a replacement for Coutinho or Salah?
Thanks.

barakdee

{Ed001's Note - Coutinho.}


1.) 13 Dec 2017 12:17:14
Ed001. Do YOU think anything significant will happen in January rearding these 2 players or more likely in the Summer?

{Ed001's Note - I certainly don't expect anything to happen in Jan.}


2.) 13 Dec 2017 13:57:55
Hi Ed001, by the summer it is very possible we will need 2 centre backs, a goalie and 2 additional midfielders. Not much would have to go wrong for us to have to change the entire starting midfield. We know one is coming but

Henderson foot issue
Can leaving
PC leaving
Gini terrible season
milner I would expect to leave
lallana not getting any younger and the way he plays injury prone.

So if we need 5 players by the start of next season don't you think someone is not doing there job properly if we can't even find one? I mean you have decent football knowledge, wouldn't you be dissappointed in yourself if you couldn't find a suitable centre back within one year. The scouts have been looking for over a year and it looks like they have come up with fresh air.

There is the whole world to choose from and it is not like it should be difficult to find better than we have at present. Matip can't defend, Lovren makes many bad decisions, Klavan is a championship player. One decent centre back can't be too much to ask for.

{Ed001's Note - agreed there is a very real problem with the scouting network or the oversight of it. There should have been more than one option found in the summer anyway.}


3.) 13 Dec 2017 14:54:26
Good post mark. Hard to argue with that.


4.) 13 Dec 2017 15:00:08
Agreed Ed001, the scouting network at our club is absolutely shocking since I can remember. Some of the signings we've made in the past 20 years are just criminal.
Who knows a little bit of diligence in our scouts over the years and we would have a couple of titles.


5.) 13 Dec 2017 15:14:15
Mark - remember, Keita replaces Can and I expect (hope) that Milner would be replaced, he if's no longer with us, by Grujic in the midfield and rendered surplus to requirements by Robertson and Milner at FB. So that's two off the list already.

Then we have Gini, who isn't having the best season but isn't having the worst either and has had some good games. Definitely too early to be writing him off completely.

Finally Hendo - he's our captain right now and looks to be for the rest of the season. I doubt he's going anywhere fast and I can easily see him and Lallana working in tandem to provide energy to the midfield - Hendo when we need to harry their midfielders further back and Lallana when we have more opportunity to pressurize their defensive players.

Really that list you made suggests that we will be looking for perhaps one extra midfielder and one replacement for Coutinho, that's it.


6.) 13 Dec 2017 16:12:27
Mark I think you’re being harsh on the midfield.

Next season, even with Can and Coutinho leaving we could line up with Hendo, Keita and Lallana starting and Gini and Ox as subs. We could also look to use Grujic and Woodburn more often.

I agree we need at least one more top player to come in to be competing, but that’s still a very credible starting lineup, even as is.


7.) 13 Dec 2017 16:31:08
Grobs and Hjikle,
in Marks first line, he said that we need two centre backs, both of you seem to have missed that,
cast your mind back just as little, goals conceded, were did they stem from,
think Everton, Newcastle, and more, if we only replace our Keeper and both our centre backs Matip and Lovren,
then we will go a long way to being a real top four team, not just making it on the last game of the season .


8.) 13 Dec 2017 17:41:55
May be its just me, but I would not want to buy a new goalkeeper. I am not a fan of Mignolet and would not want him to continue being the No.1 choice, however, I think Karius has shown glimpses of taking over the mantle and if given the option, I would move Karius to be the No.1 choice and Mignolet/ Ward, battle it out for the second choice keeper. The only keeper that I would personally hope Liverpool 'buys' right now is someone like De Gea or Neuer and both of those are not happening. Also, from what I have seen, Mignolet always does well when his position is put under pressure, thus may be having him as a second choice might bring out the best in him in those few games where he can prove himself. Ofcourse these comments are being made without taking into consideration if either of Mignolet or Ward would be happy being second choice.


9.) 13 Dec 2017 17:47:18
I think writing is on the wall in regards Can and Coutinho, I’d love Lemar as replacement but he woudint come cheap and we certainly woudint be only interested side, however most important as all wise red fans know it’s just so clear we got to sort this defence out. It’s easy for us too all day we should get A and B but only scouting team and course great welcomed guidance Ed’s keep us informed but I just want defencive reinforcements Jan (if possible) / Summer and a new top goalkeeper if Wars isn’t given chance which looks be case for whatever reasons.


10.) 13 Dec 2017 17:46:40
Yes Happy it was mainly about centre backs but the midfield with one or more injuries would be thread bare. We are supposed to be improving and the potential midfield mentioned above is at best a step sideways.

Hendo and Gini both are not getting any better and Lallana is getting injured for longer and longer periods.

Ed001 thanks for the reply. Someone or some people have had another 4 months to find a suitable centre back it looks like they have been looking in Scotland.

{Ed001's Note - does make you wonder what on earth is going on.}


11.) 13 Dec 2017 22:14:49
Feel bad for Ward. Klopp should of let him go back to Huddersfield and get some premiership experience, giving the lad the very odd run out isn't doing him any favors.


12.) 14 Dec 2017 00:11:39
We've signed some phenomenal players over the last 20 years, too many to mention.

The problem is we've never really signed great players for the postions we're weakest in. We seem to stockpile certain positions of strength and ignore our biggest problem. Can't just blame the scouts for that, manager has to carry the can too.

{Ed001's Note - unless the reason it is happening is the scouting team are not identifying players for the problem positions.}


13.) 15 Dec 2017 17:16:05
We appear to have lost sight of a golden rule - that players that are bought for the senior squad should be better than the players they are replacing.

What we have been doing far to often for the last 2-3 decades is buying senior players who were dire at the time we bought them and remained so.


14.) 16 Dec 2017 21:07:01
RL half agree, we have definitely bought players who were very average when signed. But the success was because anyone signed fitted the team, fitted the club and continued the level of performance. That stopped happening.


 

 

27 Oct 2017 12:11:27
Hi Eds, are we interested in Doyet Upameccano?
Thanks.

barakdee

{Ed002's Note - I wouldn't have the shirt made up just yet.}


1.) 27 Oct 2017 13:04:41
Thats a clever answer ed lol🤔. Is that a maybe?


2.) 27 Oct 2017 13:57:58
I wouldn't sign him yet - he 's a bit fragile and full of holes!


3.) 27 Oct 2017 16:28:02
he’s very versatile, he can be shaped into almost anything.


4.) 27 Oct 2017 21:46:12
Eds can you suggest we start looking at players with less than 5 letters in their names please . the daft numbers they pick are expensive enough on their own.


5.) 27 Oct 2017 21:46:12
Eds can you suggest we start looking at players with less than 5 letters in their names please . the daft numbers they pick are expensive enough on their own.


6.) 28 Oct 2017 08:29:23
Given FSG's track record, we'll miss out on him and get a younger/ cheaper alternative: Doyer Downalego.


 

 

 

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26 Nov 2017 17:30:12
Hi Eds, why doesn't Klopp like to use a dedicated defensive midfielder? Not neccesarily a Makelele type but one dedicated to break up attacks and sit in front of the centre backs (Fabinho from Monaco for instance)? From what i've seen neither Henderson or Can really do this. Man U have Matic, Man City have Fernandinho, Spurs have Dier and Wanyama, Chelsea have Kante.
Thanks.

barakdee

{Ed001's Note - Fabinho is not a dedicated defensive midfielder, so no idea why you mention him. He is a right back who can play in midfield but tends to get distracted and caught upfield in there as he wants to get forward like he does from fullback.

As for why Klopp doesn't like one, I don't know why he chooses not to use one now the high press is gone. I know he didn't use one with that because it is not really worth it, you need the midfield higher up the pitch to put pressure on the ball. Now it is gone we could do with something in there to break up play as we lack anyone in there doing so and the midfielders we have do not gel together well.}


1.) 26 Nov 2017 18:49:46
Because a saw Fabinho play as a holding/ defensive midfielder and he wasn't bombing forward and I thought he was terrific in that role but not a Makelele.

{Ed001's Note - he sleep walks through games too much for my liking, but commentators fawn over him even though he is missing.}


2.) 26 Nov 2017 20:30:32
Ed01, it seems that Klopp is open to a DM cos you informed last season that we were looking at Obiang for instance. Is the search for a DM still in the works esp. since it is clear for all to see that the whole gegenpressing thing is a thing of the past? Cheers, mate.

{Ed001's Note - what he is looking for is players who are flexible enough to sit deep and break forward when the opportunity arrives. I know we looked at a few, but they were the Kante type of high energy, high mobility midfielders that break up play, rather than the sitting type.}


3.) 26 Nov 2017 21:18:58
Ed, good luck finding the Kante/ Naby type-players who are dynamic and can do what those two can do. I don't know of what DM player can do what Klopp is looking for. Pls feel free not to respond BUT can you mention a player or two that we looked at for this role? I will understand if you can't?

{Ed001's Note - off the top of my head I can only remember Obiang. Obviously Keita was another and we did sign him.}


 

 

05 Nov 2017 11:21:01
Hi Eds, i've just read a Guardian interview with Howard Wilkinson about the football academy system and another article about Huddersfield Town considering closing their academy and it all looks like a complicated mess to me and I wonder if you might be able to shine some light on it with an article if you ever get a free moment.
Thanks.

barakdee

{Ed001's Note - I have been trying to put together an article on this for over a year now, but it is very difficult to do as the academy system is implemented so differently in each club. The system itself is struggling with a lack of meaningful games, which is holding it back from any kind of success. The FA should never have shut Lilleshall really.}


1.) 05 Nov 2017 13:30:47
Things seen to be going well at the moment though, we're having unprecedented success at youth level.


2.) 05 Nov 2017 14:27:02
The FA are awash with dosh, that makes it even more senseless to rubbish their talent development school. Heaven forbid England might accidentally win a WC or Euro because they are never going to win anything with the bunch of clowns the FA have at the helm. Watch them screw up the talent they have in the youth.


 

 

15 Aug 2017 10:13:54
Hi Eds, will the owners review LFC's off-field performance with the manager and others after the transfer window closes or at another time? Thanks.

barakdee

{Ed001's Note - yes.}


1.) 15 Aug 2017 11:17:42
To be a fly on the wall in that meeting. Lol.


2.) 15 Aug 2017 11:39:08
Was the fly tapped up?


 

 

13 Aug 2017 18:02:57
Hi Eds, so Veratti was Barca's 1st choice. He wanted to join and PSG refused to sell. Exactly same scenario with Couts. Am surprised Barcelona didn't use Neymar sale as leverage. Thanks.

barakdee

{Ed002's Note - No, it is not the same situation at all. Coutinho has been talking to international colleagues about Barcelona for more than a year, he used Neymar to approach them and I have explained on a number of occasions about his agent visiting them in October 2016. He has made his position clear to Liverpool and now he has formally requested a transfer giving up £4M or £5M to try and get the move. Verratti has done none of that. You seem to struggle with all of this if you cannot tell the difference.}


1.) 13 Aug 2017 18:21:23
So in that same year he was courting Barcelona and his agent making illegal moves on his behalf he signed a new contract for a massive pay rise and no buy out clause, now he's throwing his toys out of the pram and throwing out false stories bout falling out with the manager over the last 6 months, I hope to god the club stand firm on this, Barcelona think they can just take who they want and it's about time someone stood up to them,


2.) 13 Aug 2017 18:37:58
Barcelona will just reimburse him his losses so no big worry is it? We are shocking in the transfer market it's either really poor transfer committee or fsg not willing to pump more money into the club.

{Ed002's Note - You seem to not understand how any of this works at all. You certainly have no grasp at all about money.}


 

 

29 Jul 2017 17:17:19
Hi Eds, as I understand it from this site the Coutinho to Barcelona interest is about an Iniesta replacement and nothing whatsoever to do with Neymar staying or going. But I believe their first choice is actually PSG's Varretti who I believe wants to join Barcelona and Marca have said personal terms have been agreed. So isa Coutinho interest actually back up if they can't get the Varretti deal done? Thanks.

barakdee

{Ed002's Note - They have no agreement over Verratti and hence the interest in Coutinho. However, Barcelona and PSG will be discussing another matter this week and Verratti could well become part of that discussion.}


 

 

 

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09 Jul 2015 22:09:11
It was Benetiz who recommended Coutinho to Liverpool so its plausible that Real Madrid are interested.

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Sincerely hope its the Ajax pair of Eriksen and Alderweild and not the Reading pair of Pearce and McCarthy

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08 Apr 2018 19:15:45
We need 3rd place to be sure of CL unless we win it coz if Arsenal win Europa League then 4th place in EPL drops into Europa League.

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09 Jan 2018 11:13:48
My guess for the urgency is Barcelona want to win this season's CL (as well as La Liga) . Coutinho arriving in January allows Iniesta to be rested for La Liga in order to concentrate on the CL that Coutinho can't play in.

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26 Nov 2017 18:49:46
Because a saw Fabinho play as a holding/ defensive midfielder and he wasn't bombing forward and I thought he was terrific in that role but not a Makelele.

barakdee

{Ed001's Note - he sleep walks through games too much for my liking, but commentators fawn over him even though he is missing.}


 

 

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11 Nov 2017 10:50:36
West Ham wanted Sarri and got Moyes! Sarri is top drawer and will likely be at Chelsea next season.

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07 Nov 2017 10:41:11
Grujic was called the new Matic in Serbia so hopefully he'll become as good a DM.

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