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« Reply #37725 on: August 13, 2017, 02:35:30 PM »
Those player swap deals always appeal to us fans but rarely materialise? If Rakitic didn't figure anywhere in Klopps thinking why should it change just because Coutinho may go to Barca

I agree and it could be 2 + 2 = 5 given Liverpool's need for a CM and Rakitic has previously stated a desire to leave. It would be a good option though.

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« Reply #37726 on: August 13, 2017, 06:16:58 PM »
And no Andy Carroll type available this time given Jose has snapped up Lukaku  ;) ;)

Lukaku score the same amount of PL goals in his first 60 mins in a United shirt that Andy Carroll did in his first 6 months in a Liverpool one!   ;)

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« Reply #37727 on: August 13, 2017, 09:05:33 PM »
Good start by Lukaku. There could be a bit of football in him after all.
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« Reply #37728 on: August 13, 2017, 09:30:30 PM »
http://www.empireofthekop.com/2017/08/13/video-liverpool-store-removes-philippe-coutinho-image-from-shop-window/

Doesn't bode well.
He's gone, listening to Klopps comments after the game would seem to indicate that. Talks of Barca offering Rakitic as part of the deal.

Rakitic and the right amount of cash would be a good deal. With Paulinho joining them that could free up the space for that deal to happen.  Enough cash to secure VVD. Coutinho is an outrageous player but a strong defence wins you leagues. Van Dijk will go a long way to closing up that hole so long as the coaching is right and I would have to question that at the minute as there seems to be no improvement on what is there and that's what Klopp is famed for.
The cash for VVD was there regardless of a Couthino sale I hope, that's what they led us to believe anyway!
 At this late stage it may be January before they spend any Couthino cash...get a few players in for the title push  ;)

Liverpool need to sit tight and refuse to sell Coutinho at this late stage.  If they want to compromise, agree with Coutinho he can go next summer (whether Barca would need him then is disputable). 
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« Reply #37729 on: August 13, 2017, 09:32:23 PM »
Rakitic, is a weird one, barcelona just gave him a new 4 year deal in March at 29 years of age and the president went public in his desire to keep him at the club.

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« Reply #37730 on: August 14, 2017, 09:51:58 AM »
Virgil will be worth more and more every week as that Liverpool defence can't seem to head the bloody ball away.

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« Reply #37731 on: August 14, 2017, 11:03:58 AM »
http://www.empireofthekop.com/2017/08/13/video-liverpool-store-removes-philippe-coutinho-image-from-shop-window/

Doesn't bode well.
He's gone, listening to Klopps comments after the game would seem to indicate that. Talks of Barca offering Rakitic as part of the deal.

Rakitic and the right amount of cash would be a good deal. With Paulinho joining them that could free up the space for that deal to happen.  Enough cash to secure VVD. Coutinho is an outrageous player but a strong defence wins you leagues. Van Dijk will go a long way to closing up that hole so long as the coaching is right and I would have to question that at the minute as there seems to be no improvement on what is there and that's what Klopp is famed for.

Not sure what you mean by an outrageous player but if you are trying to say he is the same level as Messi, Ronaldo, Bale, Kroos and players at that level then he hasn't shown it yet. Needs to do more than a few decent punts from distance.

Also, cant see Rakitic going to Liverpool, huge step down.

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« Reply #37732 on: August 14, 2017, 11:27:28 AM »
Every club in the world is a step down from Barca or Real.
Even PSG is a step down for Neymar.

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« Reply #37733 on: August 14, 2017, 12:58:13 PM »
Coutinho is no messi or ronaldo but he's still the beating heart of this Liverpool side. Whilst there's a gulf between him messi, ronaldo and neymar there's equally as large a gulf between him and liverpools next top player. The brits, firmino, and the rest are  miles behind him in terms of influence. Only mane sits in the void between Coutinho and the rest of them. He's a massive loss to a small squad like Liverpools and unfortunately he's a good as gone.

A lot of you are clutching at straws by running him down now. We need to sink the arm in Barca for him and go back to the shops quick.
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« Reply #37734 on: August 14, 2017, 01:03:35 PM »
Coutinho is no messi or ronaldo but he's still the beating heart of this Liverpool side. Whilst there's a gulf between him messi, ronaldo and neymar there's equally as large a gulf between him and liverpools next top player. The brits, firmino, and the rest are  miles behind him in terms of influence. Only mane sits in the void between Coutinho and the rest of them. He's a massive loss to a small squad like Liverpools and unfortunately he's a good as gone.

A lot of you are clutching at straws by running him down now. We need to sink the arm in Barca for him and go back to the shops quick.

Who do you think you'd get at this stage? If they sell him now, it's not going to be a good outcome no matter what.

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« Reply #37735 on: August 14, 2017, 01:13:41 PM »
Even if he doesn't go they still need players in.
Just as  there doesn't seem to be a Plan B when teams set up to defend against us,there also doesn't seem to be a Plan  B regarding transfers.
Looks like it was a mistake putting everything into getting Keita and VVD.
The Liverpool Echo quoted Klopp as saying yesterday that he knows they need more players before the end of the window.
All well and good saying that now, but we've all known that since the end of last season.

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« Reply #37736 on: August 14, 2017, 01:15:15 PM »
Exactly. I think the players Klopp gets in seem to be good fits, by and large, however he (or the club) are very limited in the way they chase players. It's not good enough.

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« Reply #37737 on: August 14, 2017, 01:48:49 PM »
Rumours (whatever that means) that Klopp isnt a happy bunny with the board and only because of his love for the players and fans will stay on, god knows how much truth is in that but fair play to him for doing it, think he's been promised a (new signings I'd imagine) a lot but has not happened!

I'd say most of it would be out of his control to be fair
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« Reply #37738 on: August 15, 2017, 12:18:00 AM »
We're losing Coutinho and pretty much fucked in all regards. Klopp won't see Christmas I fear. Pity because he's a decent manager if he had a bit of the financial backing like these other pricks are getting. Maureen and Wenger are yesterdays men but it's Klopp who's gonna get roaded because FSG are trying to win the PL through sound financial planning.
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« Reply #37739 on: August 15, 2017, 08:55:28 AM »
This Hoffenheim crowd were brilliant at home last year. Think they won every home game in 2017, bar one draw, including beating Munich. Probably a good time to play them though.
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