Transfer: 2019 Summer Transfers News, Rumors, and Discussion; Part 9

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by bluesfan94, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. BKarchitect

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    I think Iwobi sale at this price is solid business. Yeah he's still pretty young but I think he is who he is...youth doesn't always equate to untapped upside. Just doesn't have the look of a consistent game changer on the wing. Yes, still would have been a solid bench option and depth player this year and yes, we don't have a ton of experienced natural LWers but I think we have plenty of options and I think guys like Nelson and Martinelli are going to get some good experience this year and offer some more excitement going forward.

    I mean if we can sneak in Zaha though I'm all for it, sounds unlikely though.
     
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    Like Iwobi, gives us some extra options.

    Disappointed not to add another central defender though
     
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    Not sure what's going on with Luiz that needed extra time, it should be one of the fastest to get done.
    If Ivan moved like four seasons ago with Wenger we would've signed him to an extension and been able to get at least 60m for Aaron Ramsey.

    Iwobi is a solid player, extremely good dribbler and very dangerous 1v1. However, he has insane tunnel version in the final 1/3 of the pitch and why I have no problem selling him (plus his crossing skills are truly awful). Very good person though.
    Their Sky Sports Campus though is extremely impressive.
     
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    I don't know who Nicolas Pepe is but I'd be willing to be everything I own that 72 million for him vs. 40 million for Iwobi is skewed somewhat
     
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    Lol he's been so irrelevant that I forgot about him :laugh:. He's passable if he regains some semblance of form.
     
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    I am very disappointed with Liverpool. For a champion league winner and premier league runner up they showed no ambition this summer.

    I know everything Klopp has touch so far has turn into gold but if LFC lose ground next year and possibly miss the Champion League or miss to win the league by a couple points again due to lack of depth, he would deserves the blame.

    Not good at all.
     
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    I think he will be OK this season.

    Really don´t get that Utd squad though. Seems unbalanced all over the place.

    The central midfield seems short. And where is the creativity whenever Pogba doesn´t play? I actually like McTominay. I think he is decent, but are you playing him, Matic and Fred?

    And who plays on the right? Mata?

    Cool if they succeed with the youngsters, but still think they should have changed things up more than they managed.
     
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    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Iwobi for the most part always went hard for the badge. No matter the situation he would always try to bring some energy to the team. Also this was a banger:

     
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    Impressed with Arsenal's window. Still predict Spurs for third though ;)
     
  11. Havre

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    You´ll be fine. Things are not won in the summer.

    I would have maybe adjusted the squad a bit with slightly fewer midfield players and more full backs and one more up front, but Klopp loves to play midfield players everywhere so...

    You can only have so much depth. Depth doesn´t work if too many players are too far away from the team under normal circumstances.
     
  12. Live in the Now

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    All this is gonna sound like complete bull**** as soon as you watch the team play again.

    The club has more than showed their ambition. They have not succumbed to the usual issue that has plagued Liverpool, they have kept absolutely all of their important players without exception. None have looked to leave for another club and could conceivably stay at Liverpool for the rest of the major part of their careers.
     
  13. Havre

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    On paper they should beat Chelsea and Utd.
     
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    Yeah, I agree.
     
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    Spurs biggest weakness was in midfield and they've improved that. I still think lo Celso is a replacement for Eriksen, but as of now they got both of them so they got a good team. Only thing I question is that you lot have two solid centrebacks, but I don't think one of them is a star.
     
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    Name one team in the premier league that isn’t city that is better then Liverpool today.

    You won’t be able to
     
  17. Havre

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    I expect Eriksen to leave.

    As for CDs. If Spurs haven´t got a star who has? Except van Dijk I wouldn´t swap either of them for anyone in the PL. Vertonghen was a rock last season. And that comes from someone that used to think Spurs should have sold him (some years ago).
     
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    He is a replacement for Eriksen. Not as good of a playmaker but he plays a more physical, direct, higher risk game with more flair.

    What is wrong with Alderweireld or Vertonghen?
     
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    Before Eriksen leaves I wouldn´t say Spurs are far off.

    Even if he leaves I don´t expect Liverpool to be far ahead of Spurs.
     
  20. Havre

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    Lo Celso for Eriksen I can live with. I expect a small reduction in quality. N´Dombele for Wanyama/Dier is the key here. Especially since neither Wanyama or Dier were fit last year - and even struggled the year before.
     
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    Really hoping we ship Wanyama abroad. Would hate to see him get priority over Skipp.
     
  22. Havre

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    Not sure if we can lose both Eriksen and Wanyama, but agree that Skipp should play over Wanyama.
     
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    Not to discredit them, but Spurs haven't won the league or any major trophy with them so they're obviously not amazing shutdown players.
     
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    By that logic Liverpool should have swapped van Dijk for Wes Morgan before last season.

    Point to the full backs or the central midfield. Amazing how well Spurs did last year considering what they got from their full backs and whenever Dier and/or Wanyama played. As an example.
     
  25. bluesfan94

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    I like Iwobi!! But for that much money? Hah. Just tilt the formation a bit so auba doesn’t have to play far left
     

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