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13 Jun 2022 00:34:10
Neuhaus still an option Ed002 or has he stalled in terms of progress?
Would you say Sangare is the most likely or might we go back in for Bissouma?

shughes55

{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer "most likely" questions.}


1.) 13 Jun 2022 14:00:24
Ed2, thank you for the list of midfield targets given yesterday. Of that list do you know which one is Liverpool's preferred option?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I don't - and much will depend on departures.}


2.) 13 Jun 2022 16:44:34
Hopefully another CB also, being as it would only take one major injury and Matip's fragility to make us thin again.


3.) 13 Jun 2022 17:43:59
So even though Gomez can barely get game time, we need another centre back?
The mind boggles.
And Matip didn't exactly show much fragility this season.


4.) 13 Jun 2022 17:53:56
And there’s still Philips unless we’ve sold him….


5.) 13 Jun 2022 18:51:23
Gomez surely wants to play more games than he's getting now, and Phillips looks likely to leave .
Most importantly, There is a more suited CB out there to have in the mix . We would not have bid 50m for Demiral unless we wanted someone in that mould. He has a similar style to Romero, aggressive, front foot, which is a good option to have for different game plans .
We were also in for the young CB from barca, Nunez compatriot and allegedly Bremer, which says to me we are not done at CB yet.


6.) 13 Jun 2022 20:09:11
spaceman, when did we bid £50m for Demiral?

I would also be amazed if we signed another CB now.

From all reports (I'd like to hear from Square Tomato but I haven't seen him for a while), Joe Gomez will be signing a new contract and Phillips will more likely be sent on loan so that he can take Matip's place in defence next season.

Throw in some promising youngsters who are developing nicely in the academy or on loan (Koumetio, Van Den Berg) and I can't believe we would be spending £50m on a defender right now. Are you sure the Demiral story wasn't recycled news from when we bought Konate?

Van Dijky has 4-5 years left, and Gomez and Konate will hopefully develop as a partnership as well.


7.) 13 Jun 2022 22:10:56
Did we actually bid for any of those players or are they all "allegedly"?
I can only see a centre back coming in if one of four main guys leave.
I'm pretty sure Gomez wants to play more games too but it doesn't necessarily mean that he's leaving to obtain that.
It would be interesting to see if Klopp would bring Nat back if one of them did leave, or if there was a replacement brought in.


8.) 14 Jun 2022 06:36:32
The Nat talk is to hype the price up. He is not suited to our style in the long term, he doesn't have the pace.
Even if Gomez signs a new contract, it would be to keep his value high. Why would Jogo want to stay for 10 games a season? He would play weekly elsewhere.
There have been too many rumours about us and CB's for it not to be true (imo) .


9.) 14 Jun 2022 07:18:06
Just stop it. We are not signing a CB and Gomez is staying.


10.) 14 Jun 2022 23:04:49
Silly season begins. Klopp signed one player last summer and they were a dodgy penalty decision (city vs Everton) and a decent striker away from winning the quadruple. Striker needed striker acquired. Right back cover and at a push a cm who can play klopp football but also find the top corner from distance. No other players needed. City are strong team Liverpool are a stones team fine margins again. If it wasn’t the pen then the Harry Kane horror tackle in a game we drew. Should’ve been red stayed on the pitch. Fine margins seem to go in city’s favour but we don’t take enough chances hopefully Nunez is the answer.


 

 

12 Jun 2022 05:24:37
Neuhaus is he still on the Klopp radar Ed002 and what roughly would he cost?
Young and creative do you think he would make a good addition?

shughes55

{Ed002's Note - He no longer appears to be a a priority.}


 

 

04 Jun 2022 21:05:06
Rumours today that Liverpool have spoken to Bayern about Gnabry, how true is this Ed002?
I had previously heard that Klopp likes the lad and his direct style of play, hope he comes in, already proven at the highest levels.

shughes55

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure about direct discussions I am afraid.}


1.) 04 Jun 2022 22:42:01
Would be a logical move. Can’t argue with his output.


2.) 04 Jun 2022 23:11:02
I agree VVV. It makes sense.


3.) 05 Jun 2022 00:36:16
10 goals+ In the league every season for the last 4 seasons and 20 goals in 30 odd games internationally show he has quality and consistency.


4.) 05 Jun 2022 01:17:19
VVVV totally agree the lad is hands down a better option than Dembele and I also feel Dembele would prefer Chelsea or PSG as he has turned us down once before and from memory, location was part of the rejection!


5.) 05 Jun 2022 02:52:07
That’s 16 goals per season in the German League? Not having a go at the lad as from what I’ve seen (admittedly very little and only on the telly) he seems like a decent player. I’m just a bit wary of the lad being beaten up with statistics of he were to find scoring a bit harder against PL teams.


6.) 05 Jun 2022 08:44:54
Jurgen, Will be very interested in Gnabry, and more than
interested in a SWAP deal plus low cash which happens not very often these days, it won't be a straight swap although i hope it will but Germans are "very cannot" as we all know!

He gets a 26 year old going into his prime years, versus keeping a 30 year old Mane whose speed and reflexes will only go worse not better. Also he can play right wing which keeps Diaz in his preferred left wing role.

It's a no brainer for Klopp and us. I want a top, top class centre forward plus Gnabry.


7.) 05 Jun 2022 09:01:50
He's also allegedly turned down Bayern's latest offer of €19m a year. I'll let the finance experts among us work out what that is.


8.) 05 Jun 2022 10:40:28
Serge Gnabry didn't fair too well when he played for Arsenal. His
career catapulted after moving to Bayern, maybe he found it a lot easier playing in the Bundesliga. It has been mentioned before that defences in the said league are not as strong as the EPL. Werner's numbers in the Germany were fantastic as well. Naby Kieta also scored a lot from midfield.

{Ed001's Note - he was a kid.}


9.) 05 Jun 2022 12:03:24
Ed001 what do you think of Gnabry now mate? Have to admit have not seen him beyond the obligatory highlights.

{Ed001's Note - better than Sancho, but difficult to judge him on the Bundesliga games as the defending is so abysmal.}


 

 

28 May 2022 04:19:02
Gnabry will be a red.

shughes55

1.) 28 May 2022 04:31:44
Not happening unless one of Mane or Salah leave.


2.) 28 May 2022 07:14:06
I sincerely hope not.


3.) 28 May 2022 08:05:13
You mean he's becoming a communist?


4.) 28 May 2022 08:38:51
" ABRA GNABRY " will vanish in an instant?


5.) 28 May 2022 10:44:37
007 love it.


6.) 28 May 2022 12:33:32
I repeat, I love the transfer season, sometimes this page feels like the OP is taking part in a seance. Love it to bits.


7.) 28 May 2022 15:49:58
I favour Ed's reasoning that this bloke is a few shillings short of a two bob note. He doesn't settle anywhere.
Yes i can see us wanting the best Bosmans around, imagine if other clubs owned sadio and Mo, we would be gushing for them both.

{Ed0666's Note - cantona was a few shillings short by most peoples reckoning and he didn’t settle anywhere and he was considered one of the best foreign players ever to Grace the premiership


8.) 28 May 2022 16:59:44
Dembele more likely than Gnarby for me.


9.) 28 May 2022 16:34:30
Cantona was well settled in Mancunia though. He played like a demon on acid most weeks.
Do you rate Gnarby Ed666?

{Ed0666's Note - cantona was a mercurial gypsy all of his career and was trouble wherever he went. I’d swap Gnabry for Mane in a heartbeat as I think it would suit both parties


10.) 28 May 2022 17:41:00
By who 006? If he was playing in the Prem now he’d be at a struggling club like Leeds or Man U……. 👀.


11.) 28 May 2022 17:43:58
Jones, how anybody would seriously consider Dembele over Gnabry is baffling and in defiance of all reason or logic. Dembele hasn’t had a good game in years, has only scored 1 league goal this season, has a shocking attitude and spends at least 6 months of the season on the treatment table.

At least Gnabry can manage to play 30+ games a league season regularly and score double figures every season, Dembele hasn’t managed either in a league season for 5 years and he’s only scored more than 10 league goals once and that was in France.

Add to that the fact that he genuinely believes he’s worth £400’000+ a week and it’s a hard pass. I’d be gutted if we signed that clown as he is not the kind of player we need.

Dembele is one of those players I simply cannot abide, and he isn’t fit to wear a Liverpool shirt, both figuratively and literally.

{Ed0666's Note - imagine what klopp could do with Gnabry??!!


12.) 28 May 2022 18:17:49
VVVV. it’s not my or even your opinion that counts as I’ve said before Klopp likes him, he’s available and there’s a chance because of that.


13.) 28 May 2022 20:10:50
Signing Dembele on a free would be as bad as Degan, Cole, Voronin and Jovanovic put together. Hopefully someone at the club will look at his injury record, lack of output, lack of professionalism, extremely poor fitness levels and ridiculous wage demands and leave him to join his waster mates in Paris or flop massively at United. One of the most over rated and unnecessarily overhyped players in footballs. Has literally never done anything to justify his wages or transfer fees.


14.) 28 May 2022 20:28:55
Lol ok you don’t like him, but Klopp does.


15.) 29 May 2022 08:34:59
I'm sure the club will ignore all that and just sign him on a whim.


16.) 29 May 2022 12:01:33
It would have to be on a whim as there’s no other reason to sign Dembele.


 

 

20 May 2022 20:32:44
Ed002 I am being told by numerous people that Gnabry is nailed on for the reds, what do you know, have Liverpool spoken to his agent or BM?

shughes55

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any agreement having been reached to sell Salah or to buy Gnabry from Bayern Munich.}


1.) 21 May 2022 19:35:20
Bloody hope not. he's garbage.


 

 

 

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25 Jun 2022 05:35:40
Would also not be surprised to see Gnabry join Liverpool this summer, I said it before the end of last season, Klopp rates him and that’s enough for me.
12 months on his contract, we should be able to get him for £25m if £35m for Mane was the going rate.

shughes55

1.) 25 Jun 2022 08:23:19
His wage demands are bigger than Salah. Only problem is he isn't half the player.


2.) 25 Jun 2022 08:34:53
The media drums are beating this morning that Salah could be sold this window.

It’s like we are stuck between a rock and a hard place. No way should he be getting sold this window but on the other hand no way can we let a player of his value walk away for free in 12 months time.


3.) 25 Jun 2022 11:06:01
Sell him jk23 the club is bigger than the name on the shirt, our system catered for salah, we will cater for someone else . We have to move on from salah an mane, fergie evolved his teams in there golden era and so should we. Salah came into the team having scored 15 goals 11 assists in serie A, no reason we can't integrate someone else .


4.) 25 Jun 2022 11:35:41
Hailstones I’ve come to peace with the fact that Mo is leaving. I’d love to see him have 1 more season with us over leaving this window but I also know we can’t expect the owners to replace Salah with a top class forward without sales.

As I’ve said lower down the longer this goes on the more power the potential buyers and Salah have over us.


5.) 25 Jun 2022 14:30:12
Jk, its like having a girlfriend who you know is guaranteed to leave you in 12 months and she wants to leave and it could be to someone u hate hahaha, unless someone from abroad wants to sell him which would be ideal, as liverpool fc I would call his bluff be smart get a buyer and reinvest, I would rather have someone here who is invested long term than have someone for 12 months who is offski.


 

 

25 Jun 2022 05:30:10
Agree with WDW,

Salah finds himself in a situation where for some reason, he has nobody looking to take him as the poster boy, marquee signing.
Barcelona might next year, but his wage demands and SO fee would cripple them?
I would also not be surprised to see Salah accept our current offer and do a U- turn.

shughes55

1.) 25 Jun 2022 06:52:08
For whatever reason, he doesn’t seem to be as highly valued by other clubs. Well, I obviously don’t know that for a fact but from the Ed’s insights seemed like he’s not been the top choice for the usual suspects around the world.


2.) 25 Jun 2022 08:36:23
If there’s no transfer fee next season I’d imagine all the big hitters will be in for him including City and Chelsea.


3.) 25 Jun 2022 08:45:56
I think it has more to do with Liverpool answering every inquiry they ever got about him for Not for Sale at any cost is what puts teams off! Cause he isn't available.


4.) 25 Jun 2022 09:30:24
It is quite stunning that a guy with Salahs record and so close to Balon D'Or doesn't have clubs beating the door down. I understand he's free next year but you would think some would try and steal a march and try and get in early, surely he's better than the forwards on most teams in europe. Large wages ok but some could find ways around that to get a proven high scoring injury free front man, bizarre ok.


5.) 25 Jun 2022 10:02:37
Could it be his agent is difficult to deal with? just a thought.


6.) 25 Jun 2022 10:15:55
Wouldn’t be surprised to see bids come in for him just before the window closes. The longer it goes on the less it’s in the clubs hands. Only power the club has is if they draw a line in the sand and say he’s not for sale and they are 100% committed to losing him on a free.


7.) 25 Jun 2022 10:16:24
KK7, no idea, I don't know his agent so couldn't comment ?.


8.) 25 Jun 2022 16:21:09
KingKenny7, Mcgoveb, I don't know Salah's agent either, but what I have seen is that he's a pretty smart operator. From my view, he's managed to keep his client, Salah, in the news and, somehow, always on the front foot in regards to the contract with the club. Not once did I ever get the feeling that the club had the upper hand and that Salah would give in, as far as any talks about contracts are concerned.

{Ed0666's Note - Is he pretty smart or just lucky having arguably the best footballer on the planet as his only client? My little sister could do that job effectively and she has no clue about football or managing finances!


9.) 25 Jun 2022 17:07:48
ArAY1969: Another way of looking at it is that he has failed in pretty much everything he has been given to do.

1) Salah wanted to be Madrid's next poster boy= Failed
2) Earn up to £400,000 PW at liverpool = Failed

I don't see where he has the upper hand either LFC have already bought in Diaz and Nunez, he has seen with Mane what liverpool's owners will do if a player wants to leave.

He has said he is prepared to stay on for 1 more year but he still will not be getting the wages he wants.

In The meantime the owners are already ( w/ Klopp) preparing for
life without him.

I may be wrong but that does not sound like a successful agent to me, i would argue that he is running out of cards to play as well.

Time will tell i guess but we are entering the last chapter in the book of Salah.


10.) 25 Jun 2022 21:16:22
Kingkenny7, I understand your argument. I will even agree with you that Salah's bargaining position has diminished somewhat recently after seeing the club not hesitate, in the slightest, in letting Mane go or bring in Darwin Nunez at a club record price. He knows he may not be "top dog" at the club anymore if either Nunez, Diaz or Jota put on the afterburners this coming season. I love Salah the footballer, and acknowledge all that he has done for us, but it will be tragic if he ends up elsewhere next summer at a pretty similar wage packet as being offered by LFC. And I think that's very possible. I have no idea why, but I'm convinced that nobody out there is going to give him £400K per week. Mane is rumoured to be on £250K per week, so Salah should be able to get slightly higher at maybe £300-325K per week.


11.) 26 Jun 2022 03:22:07
I think we’ve played the Mo situation well. He’s altar said in public that he will be at Liverpool next season. Call him on it, he should be motivated to earn his next contact and the individual homies he craves. Maybe it will translate to him actually turning up in crunch time for us. Then let him walk away a hero.

I really thinks there is room for sentimentally and we don’t need to be so worried about having to get money back before he goes on a free. Imagine if he helped us win another 3 trophies next season? I find that far more realistic than thinking we will bring in a replacement for him this summer and be as competitive for trophies. In fact I think we should avoid losing ano and Mane in the same window at all costs. More important than Amon actually signing an extension imo lol.


 

 

08 May 2022 06:38:35
Too many draws in the season is our downfall
Should have done Spurs at WHL when it was 2-2 and many more where the draw just wasn’t enough
If City bounce back today, and beat Newcastle convincingly then it was close but I’m afraid the title stays at the Etihad.

shughes55

1.) 08 May 2022 06:52:35
Im not too concerned about the 2-2 at WHL. Considering we started Milner, Morton and Keita in midfield. No VVD and 10 min for the last 15 mins.

It's the 3-3 Vs. Brentford. 2-2 Vs. Brighton, 2-2 Vs. Chelsea - all from winning positions that have cost us most.


2.) 08 May 2022 08:46:21
If City didn't drop 6 points vs Spurs, 5 vs Palace and 4 vs Southampton then there wouldn't be a title race.


3.) 08 May 2022 08:29:55
Lamborini l 9 I and OP, there are several results you can point to so for me, those results are irrelevant esp if you assume we would have won all our games till now which clearly didn’t happen. No point doing any of that cos if the roles are reversed, City could point to the 8 games where they dropped points too. You will not win ALL your games, fact.


4.) 08 May 2022 16:25:31
We finished the game with ten men at Spurs, as well. We were happy with a draw at the end.


 

 

26 Apr 2022 05:39:19
Villarreal will play in a similar way to Everton but definitely have more attacking prowess in Moreno and Danjuma.
That said, they are only 7th in their league, and we’re beaten 2-0 at home to Man United earlier in the season!
Key for the reds is to control the midfield areas, and hit them hard and fast from the off-set.
Need to be more controlled defensively than on Sunday, but I think we have enough in the locker, 2-0 the reds.

shughes55

1.) 26 Apr 2022 08:02:22
OP, Moreno is injured. Apart from that, I fully agree with you.


2.) 26 Apr 2022 09:05:42
They will do exactly that shughes but I would fully expect us to roll them over. They are 7th in probably the worst la liga for a number of years let's not forget that. 2 up at half time in the game they'll have to come out a bit so we will have a good few chances to kill the tie off.


3.) 26 Apr 2022 10:43:21
You don’t knock out Juve and Bayern over two legs if your a poor side. Although I do agree we’ll be hoping to end this tie at Anfield, we don’t really want to be going to Spain without an advantage.


 

 

12 Apr 2022 02:25:10
How many fans on here would take the following outcomes:

1- City win the league by a point
2- Liverpool win the FA Cup against Chelsea
3- Liverpool beat Man City in the CL Final
4- Everton get relegated

We did well to claw back the 14 point gap, and it’s going to be tight, but if we pulled the above off, even without the blue shizer bit (just wishful thinking) it will have been some season!

shughes55

1.) 12 Apr 2022 06:49:33
No, above all I want Liverpool to win the league and I don't want Everton down either.


2.) 12 Apr 2022 06:50:16
Who cares about the league if we win the CL and two other major trophies as a consolation?
Further, us beating City of all teams in the final may well push Guardiola into quitting Man City on the grounds that he would have failed to complete his main objective despite 6 attempts and over 1bn spent, at which point we’d win the league for the rest of time Klopp is manager.


3.) 12 Apr 2022 07:31:55
Any competition is a success but for me the one I want to win most is the league also. I just believe the players, manager, club staff and fans deserve their day in the sun with that trophy lift and open top bus parade.


4.) 12 Apr 2022 08:12:14
Either the league or the CL would be special. Id prefer the league but if we had 7 Champions League trophies it could take quite possibly decades before any English team got close. FA Cup would be a consolation prize for me after this season.


5.) 12 Apr 2022 08:16:38
Any 2 trophies would be an amazing achievement in any season considering (if you’re in Europe) that’s 50% of all available. I remember the Julian Dicks days, enjoy it as these things go in cycles (see the misery in red Manchester) .


6.) 12 Apr 2022 08:40:16
Lowel, just let that sink in. One billion spent on players and not one CL trophy 😅.


7.) 12 Apr 2022 09:15:47
League is the most important trophy for us this season. It's only the trophy needed to cement our legacy as one of the great teams with city. It's only the trophy for Klopp to cement he's legacy as one of the greats in EPL era

Coz if city wins then it's going to be 4 EPL titles in 5 seasons and US only 1 at that period. That will tarnish our success and how good we actually are coz as good as we are we need league titles to show that.

If we win then it's going to be 3-2 in-terms of league titles that will put us straight into conversation with city as one of the greats EPL team which we deserve and Klopp as one of the greats coz that will tarnish lil bit Peps success in that period Pep has spent unbelievable amount of money compare to us but if city wins then everything changes.


8.) 12 Apr 2022 10:05:08
Completely hypothetical, of course, but I would take a 4-0 reversal tonight against Benfica and going out of the FA Cup against City at the weekend if it guaranteed us the league title. We need to win more league titles during this period. Who knows, when this period comes to an end, it might be years again before we're competitive for the title.

1 point difference between the league points aggregates for City and us over the last four season. If that four season period ends with City having three titles and us just one, that's going to feel like we've missed out a bit in my opinion.


9.) 12 Apr 2022 05:45:50
How does it matter if its one point or 10? A second place finish is a second place finish. It’s the league that matter the most.


10.) 12 Apr 2022 06:13:51
Of course. Great season.


11.) 12 Apr 2022 11:37:55
If we win the league it will be the best league win in my lifetime and one of our best seasons ever. Any other cup though and it's still a fantastic season. But to win anything now we are at the latter stages, our top players really need to start performing to their best. Although Klopp is a results machine so I'm probably talking crp.


12.) 12 Apr 2022 05:45:50
How does it matter if its one point or 10? A second place finish is a second place finish. It’s the league that matter the most.


13.) 12 Apr 2022 06:13:51
Of course. Great season.


14.) 12 Apr 2022 18:36:27
Bill Shankly : "The league is our bread and butter".
Quote unquote.


15.) 14 Apr 2022 06:41:17
TT chill out man, you are focussing on one topic rather than reading the whole points of my question.


 

 

 

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22 Jun 2022 20:25:20
Notts Forest or Bournemouth would or could take him.

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17 Jun 2022 01:51:09
Keita is garbage, always has been since the day he arrived.
We need a midfielder who is prepared to tackle with tenacity, spot a pass, control the centre of the pitch and Keita does none of that.
Personally from the list Ed002 published, I only think Sangare or Merino are possible.
I would personally go for Neuhaus.

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05 Jun 2022 01:17:19
VVVV totally agree the lad is hands down a better option than Dembele and I also feel Dembele would prefer Chelsea or PSG as he has turned us down once before and from memory, location was part of the rejection!

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29 May 2022 19:19:45
Good post man, I’m not in the best of moods anyway today and suspected this news was coming
He deserves respect for what he did for the club and I wish him well, he will be missed.
Gnabry is coming in the opposite direction.

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18 May 2022 04:50:04
Gnabry is the one.

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09 Jun 2022 23:10:11
He put the ball in the net at Anfield 4 times 2 ruled out by VAR and one for a foul from memory and of course the other counted.
He will be a handful, would love Gnabry, and the Scottish kiddie and it has been a great window.

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22 May 2022 05:46:55
Then your not a believer American and you should be after 5 years of Klopp.

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20 May 2022 20:29:14
Gents stop.
Let’s be honest, if I got half a chance to get on the Paris pitch to give Juergen a Hughesy Hug if we managed to be R Madrid then I would not hesitate, might even give Benzema a cheeky little leg swipe from behind on the way to the Parisian cells for the end of the evening 😂.

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20 May 2022 05:13:17
Everton were always going to stay up, although if Leeds had Bamford this season it may have been different. Too many poor teams below them, let’s not be greedy, we will take a league title over their relegation on Sunday for sure.
Ed025 enjoy the hangover man!

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18 May 2022 04:58:51
Top post well said sir.

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