May 14, 2019 at 2:45 pm #1751885
Rob Fort Worth TXParticipant
With the domestic transfer window opening this Thursday I’d thought I’d kick off a thread for all summer transfer gossip, departures and arrivals.
Domestically I do think someone like Wilfrid Zaha could add a little extra something. I also like the look of James Maddison at Leicester. Both players have the potential of elevating their game at a bigger club. Not saying we sign ’em; just a couple of players I like.
The international windows opens June 9th and our window shuts August 9th. We can still sign players after this deadline in relation to their ‘respective windows.’ For eg, Italy’s window shuts Aug 18th and France, Spain and Germany theirs shuts Aug 31st.
Areas for me requiring consistency/back up are:
Centre Back – Matip has made his partnership with Virgil his own and pleased for him. I’m actually more comfortable with him atm than any of our CB’s. I do think we have offload someone and bring in another top class CB. Imagine if we lost Virgil for a length of time? Would you be happy with what we have? I wouldn’t. Gomez seems to suffer a major blow every year and misses chunks of the season, Lovren has either a permanent niggle or a cold and Matip doesn’t seem to last more than 2 months before something strikes so before you say we are OK in that dept. read this sentence again.
Centre Mid – a top class number 10, a link player and before you say well, we finished a close second and in the CL Final so that’s not a priority, it is, we need one, we do. No guarantees with Keita (altho shown what he can do), Ox has returned, thankfully, but he and Naby are similar in that they are ‘driving attacking mids’ rather than cultured attacking mids and I’d like to see the latter join our ranks.
Centre Forward/Outside Mid – lumping these two together as I think Klopp will either get a forward or a quality addition to the roles played by Mo and Mane. Internationally, Werner and Insigne (whom I like) have been linked. I’ll tell you who I do like is Rondon at Newcastle. Big, burly, strong and technically adept. A useful option.
Other areas Jurgen may add bulk is full back. Milner can fill in for either but Clyne and Moreno will be gone, I’ve never been comfortable with Gomez at RB (that was an error by Klopp in the SF 1st leg), compounded by the fact that we haven’t seen Joe since. He’s a centre back, end of.
The two areas we are OK in are GK (if Simon stays which I do think he will), Def Mid (Hendo, Fab, Wij, Milner – we are OK there).
Would welcome your thoughts and arguments.May 14, 2019 at 6:54 pm #1751936
IMO Lovren, Moreno, Sturridge, Lallana must leave.
Tierney, Forrest, Berardi and Jimenez must come.
A new CB and a creative midfielder like Asensio. We have to spend for these 2 players!!
Wilson must stay contrary το Kent and Woodburn who must be loaned and probably Clyne.
Since we can mot make big signings must act wisely.May 14, 2019 at 7:33 pm #1751943
You were almost sensing Keita was just starting to really settle into the team before he picked up that injury in the Nou Camp, and he was starting to get on the scoresheet more. Hopefully he can start banging more in next season; we certainly need more goals from midfield.
But we definitely need a bit more up top – that’s not a criticism of our top 3, who have that natural chemistry between them. And I understand that this is not a straightforward answer to eek more goals out this team. But we could do with another match winner here. As I said on the other thread, I think Aguero is what helped eek City over the line because he’s a big game player that always always delivers and can turn a rabbit out the hat when needed. An Mbappe type figure would be ideal (yes I know he’s out our price bracket) but that kind of player would fit right in. Just someone to give us that extra bang.May 14, 2019 at 8:08 pm #1751952
Although DeLigt would be perfect for us, i think if we cannot get him we should seriously consider diop of west ham. Big, strong, fast, athletic, great header, can pick a pass out and bring the ball out of defence too. Sound like someone we already have?? 😉 he bossed spurs recently in their win over them.
Also we need a creative attacking mid. Someone with the balance of hazard. We havent got a player who has that balance at pace with the ball. And someone with the vision of a david silva. Cant think of anyone obvious. Any suggestions?May 15, 2019 at 3:58 am #1751979
An interesting opinion piece written by a doctor about Gomez’s injury. I haven’t lost faith in Gomez, since his ACL rupture in 2015, all of his injury are contact injuries (could be wrong). We need backups if Lovren decides to leave, but I personally wouldn’t spend big money to displace Gomez, though I have to admit I am biased when it comes to Gomez cause I really really like the lad, and I think he can be one of our main CB for the next decade.May 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm #1752205
I love Gomez, he is the best prospect I’ve seen at the club for a long time and I reckon he will shake off those injuries but they do take their toll. I hope the lad is not taking too many pills like Agger did.May 18, 2019 at 9:35 pm #1752977
Looks like we missed a trick with this transfer. Would have been an ideal understudy for Robertson.
Highly rated in the mould of Gomez.
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