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  • #43091 Score: 0

    sean the sailor
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    Few injuries up top
    We be screwed. We need proper cover. There are loads of games. That’s a fact. Players will get injured. Formations will be changed.

    So who will be the front 3 for Norwich and Chelsea with Bobby the only one of the front 3 available?

    Origi wide left and Shaqiri who is injured at the min?

    #43092 Score: 0
    threeps
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    Sean are you saying we spend lots for one or two games? And the players will be happy to play those games then sit on the bench for the rest of the season? Who do you suggest?

    #43093 Score: 0

    sean the sailor
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    No I don’t mean that mate. I know klopp doesn’t do quick fixes.

    Players need rest. Salah was clearly tired for a patch between feb and April but we could t give him a break. We didn’t get many injuries last season but what about this season?

    I’d take Fekir. Can play either side of the 3 or midfield but there a reason we are not going for him.

    It’s very difficult to get a player who can play in all three roles though.

    Do you think Ox be used as cover for the left/right of the 3?

    #43095 Score: 0
    threeps
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    Fekir is an odd one as we were clearly interested last season for 50 odd million but now he’s available supposedly for 30 we’re not looking. If he is happy to play second fiddle I’d agree he’d be a good buy for the forward cover, never heard of him play midfield and I’d guess he wouldn’t fit in Klopps 433.

    Think Ox will be primarily in the midfield 3 giving the drive it sometimes lacks. He will alternate with Keita I’d guess. He can of course play wide too and we are blessed to have many a versatile players.

    #43096 Score: 0

    sean the sailor
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    Ox first position will be midfield but maybe used wide of front 3 if needed

    We still have some really good options. Best squad we have had in a long time mate

    #43110 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    Completely forgot about OX, yikes! A new signing for us ⚽️⚽️⚽️🤑

    #43112 Score: 0
    Makaveli
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    “Threeps, So would you be happy if we signed no one?”

    I know this wasn’t asked of me Sean but if you don’t mind, I’d like to give my thoughts on this, as I’ve pondered it quite a bit over the last month or so.

    It’s tough to answer this with yes/no directness, as we’ve seen a few leave, maybe more to follow too but I’m extremely close to just saying yes. The only thing holding me back is that I think we might sign 1 player and I don’t even think he’ll be for the first 11.

    So, I’m essentially saying yes. Sturridge is replaced by Brewster (without needing to sign anyone). Lovren seems to be staying but then there is Moreno, who may need to be replaced but by a minor signing.

    I’d prefer we did sign someone up top but I know well enough what Klopp wants and we should let him do it his way. It’s working. If we don’t need to spend then we should save or funnel the money into development of the stadium. Klopp has spoken of improving things further from here on the training pitch, so progression is still in the offing.

    Look, I’m just gonna say yes, I would be happy if we signed nobody. Milner can cover for Robertson… and for the record, this is the only transfer window where I could answer yes to, since I’ve been a fan.

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    sean the sailor
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    I just think we need to show a statement mak mate.

    We got so lucky with injuries last season. It’s very hard to think of anyone we can sign that can fill the front 3 positions.

    We have an excellent squad and I fully trust klopp but we need a couple of new ga es to fresher things up. We could have well over 60 games.

    I’d like see Milner extend his contract for another year. His experience is invaluable. Along with Gary mac are best ever free signing.

    I see Egypt were knocked out so that’s great for us. We might see Salah back for chairs shield

    #43116 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    I think we do need to think about a left-back to cover for Robertson as Milner is getting on. I don’t know how much more years he has left for us. We could also definitely do with a Striker just to inject more fire into our attack.

    #43117 Score: 0
    threeps
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    A striker in what capacity though Nil? Back up or first teamer? Who does he replace?

    #43118 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    3ps, what I’m thinking of mate is the bigger picture and how we use our first team players and utilise our squad so that we get the best results in terms of physical fitness and quality, particularly if we are going to try and regularly challenge for the main trophies.

    This will entail around 60 odd games and realistically, we can’t for example expect Van Dijk or Salah to play every game.

    Whoever will be signed in the future going forward I’m sure will be made aware by Klopp of what’s on the table. Any signings now would be more on the emphasis of adding to the squad so that Klopp can tweak the first team if he chooses to do so and maintain that level of freshness.

    Cheers

    #43119 Score: 0

    Oz
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    I agree Sean, it only takes an injury or 2 to 1 or more of our front 3 & we lose a lot. We will have plenty of games for another quality attacking player to get a lot of game time so I can’t see that as being an issue.
    We are chasing the holy grail & the most expensive squad ever & they will spend again & improve so whilst the theory of improving what we have on the practice pitch is noble & no doubt we will improve, IMO the reality is we will slip further behind if we don’t buy some more quality. Just my opinion & I know some won’t agree but it’s how I see it.

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    threeps
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    But Nil, for CB we have Gomez, Matip and Lovren maybe Van Den Berg along side VvD. Up top besides are main 3 we have Shaq, Brewster, Origi. Not sure what you mean about the bigger picture, you’ve not really explained what you mean.

    Everyone that keeps saying we need more players I ask who do you think would come in and be second choice? Yes there are a lot of games but they will still be on the bench in the important games if all 3 are fit, they are still deputies. And whose place will they take from the list of players above?

    The only type of players I think are ok with such a role will be either kids that we can develop and give match experience to (but we have Van Den Berg and Brewster) or an old head, like Mario Gomez whom I believe we were interested in but nothing happened. The likes of Werner or Pepe are unrealistic unless they are first choice and that means losing one of our 3 forwards.

    You know sometimes it’s works well not to buy players especially for a team in the ascendancy, for which we certainly are. Not sure what Oz mean by we will slip further behind, that implies we are already slipping behind for which I strongly disagree.

    #43121 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    3ps, sorry to disagree mate. I’m afraid I’m slightly with Oz on the ideal to buy a couple of players not as a reboot, but as a booster.

    Manchester City model works even playing one of their own in Phil Foden. If you have a greater depth of a squad, you have more choice. If it wasn’t for Van Dijk, we would have struggled with Klopp’s ‘plan b’ in able to shut-up-shop.

    I can’t really embellish any from my previous reply and this other than to use our own example historically from the 80s when Kenny Dalglish didn’t allow the team to rest on their laurels. Take Ronny Rosenthal as an example. He was our Super-sub at one point.

    I can’t see the concept doing any harm as long as everybody’s happy and singing from the same hymn sheet.

    #43122 Score: 0
    threeps
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    No need to be sorry about disagreeing, would be a pretty boring site if we all agreed.

    I get what you and others are saying, but so far no one has said what I would say a realistic plan about utilising all these wonderful additions. Just saying theres plenty of games or whatever happens if someone gets injured just backs up my viewpoint that we’re looking for deputy players, and marquee players won’t sign to sit on the bench for most matches when they can be the star elsewhere.

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