4 Jun 2015

Legend warns: 'Unbelievable' £15m Liverpool target will flop at Anfield just like 'Adam Lallana'

Liverpool are currently linked with summer transfers for both Danny Ings and Charlie Austin, and of the two, Reds fans - myself included - emphatically prefer Austin. Anfield legend Steve Nicol isn't impressed, though, and he's warned his old club to steer clear of signing the QPR man.

In May, I conducted a poll on the site, asking fans to choose between Ings and Austin. A whopping 75% of fans preferred Austin over Ings.

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When asked over the weekend about Liverpool's interest, Nicol admitted that Austin 'has talent', but argued that he'd probably follow the same underwhelming trajectory as Adam Lallana, another British player with 'ability, skill, and a little something different':

“Lallana...hasn’t worked [and] he [Austin] is going to be another player that falls into the category. Liverpool need to sign players that from the get go we know what we are getting and [will] drive the club forward from the situation.”

I totally agree with Nicol here. Last summer, I argued that Liverpool would not move forward with the likes of Lallana and Lambert, and it's exactly the same this year: Milner, Ings, Clyne, Austin et al will NOT push the Reds to the next level, and it's endlessly depressing to see the club linked with such (comparatively) average players.

If, however, Rodgers is dead-set on signing one of either Ings or Austin, then there's only one winner (IMO): The case for £15m-rated Austin, recently described by Harry Redknapp as an 'unbelievable' striker:



* More prolific in the Prem: 17 goals/7 assists (24) in 35 apps, compared to Ings' 10 goals/4 (14) assists in 36 apps.

* Older and more experienced, with no significant injuries in the last four years.

* 47 goals/assists in 72 apps for QPR overall.

* Goal/assist every 1.5 apps (vs. Ings' 1 every 2.3 apps)

* 188 appearances in the the last five seasons (an average of 38 games per season)

* 37 appearances during the 2013-14 season (after his failed medical).

If Liverpool can get Austin for £10m, then I'd take him over Ings in a heartbeat, but Jackson Martinez and Luciano Vietto - both of whom are available - are infinitely superior options.

Author: Jaimie K



175 comments:

  1. My ideal, yet reasonably realistic summer: J. Martinez, Vietto, Kovacic, K. Navas, Illarramendi, Yarmolenko, Janmaat.


    A knocked off yet still pretty okay summer: L. Adriano, Austin, Milner, Neto, Song, Konoplyanka, Montoya

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  2. I'm not against the idea of signing any player, regardless of nationality, especially one that has EPL experience. But the whole idea of going overboard by paying disgusting amount of pounds for either unestablished, young or one season wonder is disgusting. Rather sadly, LFC is the numero uno in this category and our present and past managers during FSG era made heavenly gurus for the entire footballing world to see.

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  3. Cant see us signing Austin, when Ings is free, what's the point,?
    not much difference between them, maybe different styles,
    but IMO would yield the same results.

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  4. I would check out on youtube, Luiz Adriano misses, before you decide to include him next time,
    You just wont believe it.

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  5. John Constantine5:27 am, June 04, 2015

    the kop used to suck the ball in

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  6. We're consolidating mid table. How I wish we had more rigorous scouting.

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  7. Don't sign Ings or Austin. Get two fast footed, tireless working clinical finishing strikers and a leader/defensive mid and a real playmaker in midfield. ADD A Gk.
    Unload the deadwood,
    ALLEN, JOHNSON, COATES, MARKOVIC, BALO,LAMBERT,BORINI,ENRIQUE,JONES
    SWAP STERLING FOR A GREAT PLAYER LIKE ISCO NOT WALCOTT AND GIBBS.

    Promote five of our best kids. If we don't do this then we will all know that it's biz as usual; same sh?t, different day.........

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  8. "It's unacceptable for me," Skrtel said when asked about the contract offer that has been presented to him by Liverpool.

    "I think that contracts like this offered to players who are much older than me or the player who had some health problems.

    "The contract which has been offered to me is unacceptable, so I did not sign it. I have one year left and there has been some speculation about the interest from other clubs. We will see what happens."



    So it is likely he could leave and could be the reason why Toure was offered an extension. Hopefully Ilori is given a chance to prove himself next season.

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  9. Allen is going to play as our holding midfielder this coming season.

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  10. Poor Lallana had an injury riddled season and gets called a flop i think he will be a success if injury free if only we had not paid 25 million for him he has to carry a fair expectation.

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  11. Anyone see this?

    Fabrizio Romano ‏@FabrizioRomano Jun 2
    #Ancelotti has officially said NO to AC Milan proposal. He wants a break so he'll not accept any job. The same he said to #LFC, 2 weeks ago.



    Who else have FSG or are still approaching if true??? Their silence is deafening...

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  12. I reckon you can count on Rodgers managing till after Christmas at least so dont get too excited.

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  13. i couldn't agree more

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  14. if Skrtel leaves who is going to defend?
    I think Mignolet will be all be himself .
    FSG are going nuts !!

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  15. these guys in charge of FSG lack ambition and any footballing knowledge or interest.
    Unfortunately, without doubt the club will become one of a villa or brom sooner than we are anticipating.
    Club has become a laughing stock

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  16. I agree to some extent , but he is the most tireless worker in our defense. Sometimes he losses focus quite early and make stupid decision, but we can't ignore the sheer number of blocks/interceptions he makes and the way he keeps quality strikers in check.
    My question is - who is going to share that burden if he departs?(i don't see any reliable defender in our current squad)

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  17. At the end of every season either Tom Werner or John W Henry will have something to say about the season past and the new season coming.


    The fact that they have said nothing yet could indicate that they are hard at work trying to find a solution. IF they have already approached Ancelotti then you can be rest assured they have and are still approaching others.

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  18. It's not hard to figure out.
    LFC's miserable run is down to this cl@wn and his poor vision and work rate.
    FSG need to find a managerial replacement asap , else they'll have no one to blame except themselves

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  19. It is not just about individual players and whether they canbe replaced etc it is about perception and trust loyalty etc. If you are lowballing potential signiongs and your established players AND not competing in CL you are unlikely to attract the players you need or keep the best ones

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  20. I belive Lovren and Sakho could still form a very good partnership. Whenever they have lined up next to each other they have done a decent job.


    When Agger left, Skrtel lost his partner in crime. He is a decent CB but will never be a Terry, Carra,

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  21. presenting him with a stupid contract proves the incompetency of FSG in handling matters.
    We need to hold on to this man - finding quality/experienced defenders ain't that easy.
    And considering the current state of affairs , i don't think any decent/upcoming defender would show any interest in project LFC

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  22. We will have to see what happens in the summer but the players we have been linked with like Milner and Ings quite honestly will not be sending shivers down the oppositions spine.

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  23. Ings isn't actually free because Burnley will need a fee because Ings is under 23 and came through the academy. (Like a form of compensation)

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  24. You're good with dates. Remind me when do you start using your new name?

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  25. 2 months ago deal with Bob Loblaw.

    "Let's make a bet then. Come next season and Rodgers either is or is not still at the club then we change our profile names for the whole season. Rodgers stays you get to choose mine, Rodgers goes I get to choose yours?"

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  26. if only he scored that sitter against united....

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  27. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo please god no........crying noise.......

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  28. Frankie Fletcher8:37 am, June 04, 2015

    I would go along with some of the names on here but we can't afford another summer of a complete overhaul, both financially and in terms of getting a team bedded in ready for a new season

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  29. and will be rotated with Milner...

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  30. Why is it so obvious to all, that these two (and Benteke) are not good enough to move the club forward but not obvious to the people who make the decisions. Hopefully it is all just unfounded speculation.

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  31. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  32. Its what wrong with FSG. Its not brendon who is main culprit, its FSG. They needed a puppet and thats brendon rodgers. They are slowly corroding this once competitive club and are jus using to make profit. They have interfered with everything that was gud about liverpool and made them a laughing stock. With them liverpoolfc will be lost in wilderness for long and may need long to return back.

    Its true that they saved us from administration but who wouldnt when u get a club in such discounted sale.

    NO AMBITION.. NO RESPECT TO SENIOR PLAYERS

    FSG WILL KILL THIS CLUB FOR SURE

    WHO WILL WANT TO COME HERE TO MAKE A MOCKERY OF THEMSELVES. JUS KIDS AN THATS WHY THEY ARE TARGETING KIDS WHO LIKE STERLING ARE PASSENGERS AND WILL WANT BETTER VENTURES WHEN DEVELOPED BY THIS CLUB

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  33. Slumdog Mignolet8:48 am, June 04, 2015

    The thing is though why wait until end of the season to approach Klopp?


    When he announced he was leaving Dortmund was when BR lost the FA Cup. I think that he WOULD actually come, but as the BILD report said he made 1 condition - transfer committee to be scrapped.


    And we know how the Americans feel about that never mind the fact that their success rate in the market is appalling...


    How not a single member of that committee didn't get fired is beyond me... Yet the Red Sox lose 5 games in a row and the manager and support staff are out the door...

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  34. Its what wrong with FSG. Its not brendon who is main culprit, its FSG. They needed a puppet and thats brendon rodgers. They are slowly corroding this once competitive club and are jus using to make profit. They have interfered with everything that was gud about liverpool and made them a laughing stock. With them liverpoolfc will be lost in wilderness for long and may need long to return back.

    Its true that they saved us from administration but who wouldnt when u get a club in such discounted sale.

    NO AMBITION.. NO RESPECT TO SENIOR PLAYERS

    FSG WILL KILL THIS CLUB FOR SURE

    WHO WILL WANT TO COME HERE TO MAKE A MOCKERY OF THEMSELVES. JUS KIDS AN THATS WHY THEY ARE TARGETING KIDS WHO LIKE STERLING ARE PASSENGERS AND WILL WANT BETTER VENTURES WHEN DEVELOPED BY THIS CLUB

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  35. The bottom line is that FSG chanced their arm with the develop young/moneyball system and hoped BR would get them consistent champions league, create wealth and therefor attract the best players etc. They were unlucky, it almost worked, but it didn't, they don't have a plan B so are giving it another go this year.


    It won't work again. So if you are FSG you have two choices, continue as you are for the foreseeable future and make some money settling for mid-table or sell.


    The only hope for us fans is, sell. We need a multi billionaire like the others. Rumours of perennial mid-table clubs being bought by the rich is worrying, Chelsea and Man City have proved that this works, "buying" the PL title is now the only option for success.

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  36. Unfounded speculation... nah.. when every possible media outlet has reported it and mostly liverpoolecho. The decision makes are jus delusional or have constrictive boundaries to work with that they cant see bette fitted players. I can remember when liverpool fan was crying for juan mata, we bought downing....


    The thing is


    FSG havent got a clue
    TRANSFER COMMITEE havent got a clue


    FSG OUT .. or they will sink liverpoolfc

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  37. People, brace yourselves. The JK's Milner article is coming.

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  38. No way Lallana is a flop.

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  39. BBC confirmed Friggin is coming!

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  40. Liverpool confirmed it.

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  41. i can see it already James Friggin Milner is comin "god save us all "he will say.

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  42. I reckon one of our better signings of recent.

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  43. Still has 2 do his medical..... that is the only way he will not come in. Hey we need a runner up front and if he comes in, all the best to him!

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  44. It's this kind of thing that makes me think all kinds of things about our owners and CEO.

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  45. Embrace yourselves indeed..

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  46. I don't mind this signing, I think he will add balance to our midfield and allow Henderson to play more on the final third.


    What I hope is that the wages being quoted are not reality but to be honest I think it is. Who knows, Milner may really flourish if played in midfield consistently.


    Welcome James.


    BR...don't play him at RWB.

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  47. They saved the club they are rebuilding the stadium they have given plenty of money to spend on players what more do you want.

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  48. Let's hope Liverpool don't mes up his medical like they did with Remy..still can't believe it. It would have been a different season if we had signed him.


    #Poor

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  49. It also seems like Ancelotti was offered the job by Liverpool but he rejected it as he due for an operation and wanted to take a break.


    Maybe this is why FSG are reluctant to sack BR...

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  50. The bloke is more enduring than a pre-pubescant boy in bed. He'll be fine.

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  51. Think we should look to see who porto are trying to sign to replace martinez and go for whoever it is. They always pick someone up cheap and they end up being very good players. Not that i would say no to martinez but we could've and should've had this guy a few years ago for 6'million.

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  52. Skrtel is our best defender irrespective of where he's played

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  53. Completely off topic - Anyone having the problem of the entire comment section completely gone when viewing the new site dynamic template thing on PC? Site works fine on my iPhone and android tablet, but no comment section on any browser I've tried on my PC ...

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  54. Oh, I am not worried about him, he is built like an ox, I am worried about the medical at LFC. Remy issues come ringing back....

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  55. Skrtel and Agger weren't a particularly solid partnership either. Skrtel was at his best when playing alongside Carra IMO

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  56. Thinks so, no excuse for that and even against Qpr (home )

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  57. Don't agree with Nicol on Lallana, he's looked good after a run of a few games when coming back from his injuries this season. If Sterling goes this summer I'd expect Lallana to be a lot more involved next season

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  58. Blah Blah Blah! Steve Nicol. what a suprise, doesn't like something about LFC. Sick of hearing Steve Nicol spout his bull.

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  59. Perhaps he used his hyperbole to convince FSG? I don't just know the man has about 1million tongues in him

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  60. Austin three times more expensive than Ings if this valuation is true. Is he three times better? No. Has he scored three times as many goals? No. Does he even have the all round game of Ings? No. So yeah, Mo brainier.
    Milner has signed depending on a medical.

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  61. Exactly, Lallana IS a great player, but people love to miss the point and just follow the crowd, the majority of whom think any player that isn't Messi like is a damned flop... Lallana was injured alot last season, he barely got to string more than 5 games together.... He will be a great player for LFC this season aswell.

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  62. Yarmolenko is quality IMO. Would be an upgrade on Sterling I think

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  63. Looking forward to Milners contribution....

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  64. I was about 40 m from him when he shot that cracker into the next against Sydney FC...

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  65. Exactly Funkdoc. Lets get some perpesctive here. I know that LFC are not doing fantastic at the moment but lets not lose our heads completely.

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  66. Yes, yes and yes....we should for him and Kono.

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  67. Not sure we'd be able to compete with Stoke for Kono after that 6 - 1 drubbing haha

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  68. Nonsense.

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  69. Hahaah!!! Man that was embarrassing.

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  70. One of my low points in 30 odd years as a supporter, but hey-ho it's only 1 game (heart-string game that it was) and I'm sure we won't see the like of it again for a long time

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  71. Someone please check on Jamie, he must have gone ballistic with this Milner news... :)

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  72. Not s passenger as such but certainly not great. He needs others to adapt to his game which entails backtracking to the point of sitting in the stands.

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  73. Careful with the Milner remarks people, or his name will be added to the word filter!


    :)

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  74. Which you agreed to, so come come the season starting

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  75. It shouldn't take long. Cut and paste here and there.

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  76. With rodgers who knows. It could get worse before it gets better.

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  77. small time manager, mediocre players is turning Liverpool into mid level club next season.

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  78. He is talking about their management of the team not club infrastructure and finances.
    U guys always point this out when someone points the fact that since fsg came in last 2 seasons was the one and only time we've looked like a proper top club. We've been firmly rooted in midtable since the came.

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  79. Danny Ings or Charlie Austin? I vote for someone better! Our scouts and transfer committee are useless.We set up the committee to prevent waste, but we've flushed a huge amount of money down the toil8t.We need new people to help identify quality players.
    I'd take Liverpool doing transfers with an X Factor style fan vote, over the targets chosen by our recruitment team.It's s4d, but our supporters seem to be more knowledgeable than the clubs decision makers.
    With the substandard heavily linked players mentioned, we can look forward to another car crash season.

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  80. According to a City fan, Milner's "versatility is staggering". I think I know where the Frigman is going to play.

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  81. Why mention them at all it isnt their fault the so called experts bought rubbish.

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  82. Assistant ballboy - he can run up and down the pitch easily

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  83. Cant we get Ings and someone better as well?

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  84. Well of their 3 managers which can u say are worldclass?
    Which of them have won anything of note ?

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  85. I sort of hoped that was what we got last year with Balotelli and Lambert but no. I still agree with you though. Ings is younger and quicker than Lambert and hopefully we can also get another quality proven striker to go with him and then look to improve defence.

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  86. get rid of lambert and borini and bring in ings on a free along with a major striker like J. Matriness , Vietto , Benteke.

    Last time i checked there were some great players available for free, we really need a top class leader in the centre of the park and a striker. Defence we have more than enough cover and 1 striker is all we need. Balotelli needs a strike partner and none of this 1 up front to lead the attack.

    Im happy to give Balotelli another shot with an actual run in the team with a proper striker none of this sterling up front. He couldnt hit water if he fell out of a boat let alone the back of the net.

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  87. BAD NEWS: OFFICIAL: Pedro has signed a new contract with Barcelona until June 2019, with a €150m release clause.
    I thought he was available at cut throat price!

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  88. Hoffenheim have officially completed the signing of Fabian Schär from FC Basel on a four-year contract

    Mauro Icardi has officially signed a new contract with Inter Milan until June 2019

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  89. Tis cut throat if you pay it by mistake you will cut your throat.

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  90. He took two days of at the weekend just when it was rumoured so I expect him to be off for at least a fortnight now

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  91. We really need that 1 striker who can come in and have an instant impact i think Milner was a good start to the window anyway.

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  92. England have dropped one place from 14th to 15 FIFA standing this week.

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  93. Look at our recent track record of buying forwards.Fabio Borini, Lambert, Mario Balotelli and Aspas.I don't trust the transfer committee to come up with better.That's the problem.
    Divock Origi is coming.Jerome Sinclair has shown promise.DS is quality when fit, Ings and another? Plus we haven't even secured buyers for our current striking flops to free up forward spots.Benteke has been strongly linked with a big money move but i don't think he suits our style of play.
    I hope your right and they surprise us with a special player, but i wouldn't put money on it.

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  94. I knew that was coming. And did they not fire him for much less than this clown. Yet he's still in charge. We haven't signed any player with any European pedigree since suarez. They came and met a squad full of experience at the highest level and replaced it with what we have on our hands. A team full of over rated British talent and have just added another overrated squad player. If he was good enough he'd be starting for city.
    We don't look like a team that can finish anywhere near the top 4 next season. Last year was the year we should have consolidated our place. But we went after players that .....well u know what happened. And looking at what we've been linked to we are going no where fast. And that can only lay at the feet of fsg. Hiring a Swansea manager who has won nothing and before that a fulham manager that has won nothing of note. Mark my words
    Next well be hearing Eddie Howe will be offered the job if he finishes mid table or the other block at Norwich. Cause that's their M.O. and it's depressingly apparent.
    Hire managers / buy from mid table and stay mid table.

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  95. It's been over for us for a while now. "It don't matter we still going down"

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  96. Well, seems it's going to be your knocked off version if anything (not even that I'm afraid)

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  97. And they are laughing hard.

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  98. We likely only got Suarez partly because of his antics in Holland and really only got better the longer he was with us.
    A lot of our signings during the Benitez era were off the back of some pretty incredible C.L performances.
    With the incomes of Chelsea and City competition for top 4 became harder than ever.
    We our now buying from pool B the club does not attract the likes of Alonso or Torres any more its a big grind.

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  99. ITS BEEN OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED ON THE LFC TWITTER ACCOUNT, JAMES FRIGGIN MILNER HAS JOINED LFC *patiently awaits JK's rant on Mr. Friggin*

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  100. All we can do is hope i have no answers to the striker crisis really myself i do know Origi and Ings may well be no better than handy.
    But at least they can improve in time gee we are in a mess i cant believe they would even consider Benteke.

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  101. Pedro was never going to come here... just a pipe dream.

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  102. Charlie Austin? He may be a decent enough finisher in the box, but Ings is much the better allround player in terms of technique, movement off the ball, work rate team player. Ings had to play with the worst team in the EPL so his output in the goals column could not be expected to be that great..

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  103. I think FIFA has dropped a lot further in England's standing

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  104. Well the amount of money that has been wasted over 300 million on average players is not a good look. If there's no money why is there money being wasted?

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  105. I've checked on Mac and PC and I can't replicate that problem. I wonder why that's happening. Temporary glitch, maybe?

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  106. I don't get how you can come to this conclusion... The Stadium is being improved and increased, they have spent over £200m in 3 years on players and they are still prepared to spend more on the right players.... If you want to question anybody, question those who decide which players they should blow all that cash on, because that's what we're all talking about....

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  107. Sao Paolo keeper has scored 128 - 3 strikers yet to reach that are Balo Carrol and Agbonlahor ( he is 42 tho so maybe just too old for us)

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  108. If you knew how those standings were calculated, you wouldn't place much significance in them...

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  109. Honestly, I'd get rid of Borini and Balotelli and keep Lambo....

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  110. Don't listen to him, keep on sniping. You'll come back more powerful, like me...

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  111. NonEventHorizon2:08 pm, June 04, 2015

    Hi Jaimie, thanks for replying to me. After a lot of messing about, colourful words and the feeling of fighting fire with f.a.rts I've discovered it's my Avast settings for social media tracking.
    Problem solved and I'm replying from my PC :)

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  112. Yeah, I thought I'd won, but Nick came back as Obi-Wan.

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  113. NonEventHorizon2:14 pm, June 04, 2015

    Some reports suggesting Milner is going to get the number 7 shirt ... I like Milner and think he'll be a good addition for us, but the number 7 shirt, really!! Not that it really makes aaannyy difference, but I hope it's not true

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  114. there is money to buy quality its like being rich seeing something you can afford but cant have.

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  115. 1. You don't know that they waited until the end of the season to approach Klopp.


    2. We don't really even know who is actually on the transfer committee, let alone if any of them have been fired or not.

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  116. Ultimately, is it a big deal? Not really.


    But there are still situations that could be deemed "sensitive" and should be avoided.


    And the number 7 shirt is a sensitive situation.


    Suarez even said that he wouldn't have taken the number if he knew its significance.

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  117. Simply put... Liverpool didn't "mess up his medical". They decided to go after Balotelli instead so they made Remy fail his medical.


    These clubs can pass and fail whoever they want for whatever reason.

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  118. If FSG wanted to kill the club, they could have just let it go to administration.


    Plus they've only spent HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF POUNDS since coming here. But who's counting?

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  119. Agree totally... as Darovar said below, Ings won't be free, but he should be considerably cheaper than Austin.

    Value for money, Ings is the better buy in my opinion.

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  120. So, a few missed goals negates the fact that he's Shakhtar's all time leading scorer?

    Check out this video. Top class players... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4mHZL_MvyY

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  121. So, that means a high school sized attacker will be able to bowl our DM over at any moment in the game and our goals against are going in the toilet. We will need to sign Suarez, Messi and Benzema if they will come for 20m each...............

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  122. So what if Skrtel leaves. We will have headless Chicken teeny weenie Allen at DM thi season. Hooraahhh! The Marines have landed.......

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  123. The medical is probably done already. The club doesn't usually make it official until afterwards, and the article on the site says he "will join the club on a free transfer on July 1 after his contract at the Etihad Stadium has expired." Not much room for uncertainty. Remy was never confirmed like this.

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  124. Be an incredible signing

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  125. His name is Tevez !!!

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  126. we have Milner, Lucas, Hendo and Can in CM/DM. Even though i still think we need another proper enforcer in DM I can't see Allen having a lot of playtime

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  127. nick the white

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  128. No, you got the character wrong! But in a sense, he's just a younger Gandalf with a lightsaber instead of a staff...

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  129. NANI FOR FREE. WORLD CLASS PLAYER WHO WAS TRAINED BY THE BEST ALEX FERGUSON. Nani is still one of the best and accomplished wingers in the world, played with ronaldo and has unbelievable statistics. Nani is 20 times sterling,


    right now if we buy Nani for Free, Milner for Free, Yarmolenko for £20M, Vietto for £14M and Clyne for £15M im over the moon. if after we wrapped all that up we can try to add a world class centre forward like say maybe Gonzalo Higuain, Marco Reus if there still available. Nani, Milner, Yarmolenko, Vietto and Clyne are all available now and we can become a world class team with these simple purchases

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  130. Are you Nani's love child?


    No No No and No


    Reus? no way will he come here


    Love how you always state a few changes you suggest would sort everything out...


    You should have a brilliant managerial career ahead of you

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  131. Well once LFC saw Jaimie call him "James Friggin Milner", they upped the wages to 200k to ensure the signing

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  132. ------------------------Mingolet
    Clyne----------Skrtel--------Sakho---------Moreno
    -----------------Milner----------Hendo
    Yarmolenko-----------Coutinho-----------Nani
    ---------------------------Vietto


    subs: Can, Ilori, Lucas, Lallana, Origi, Markovic, Ibe


    pace, winners mentality, and end product from the front three of Vietto, Nani and Yarmolenko.
    this season they have 88 goals/assists between them which exactly what we need and the likes of Coutinho and Henderson need to ensure there good passes and chances arent wasted by the likes of Lallana and Markovic who are not good enough and cost what all these players will cost.

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  133. This is comment of the day, it still makes me laugh. The way you called him 'Friggin'...oh my god...

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  134. thankyou. i plan to get into one day. for now i want to help my beloved Liverpool and i cant stand by as a fan and watch us Waste £45m on Markovic and Lallana who have done zero for the club when we can get world class players like Nani, Vietto, Yarmolenko for £35M.


    or how about Allen and Lovren who cost £35M? we cant waste money on these useless overrated players who are sitting on our benches collecting money when there is top class players like Vietto and Son Heung Min with £15M release clauses.


    if my words could just be heard we wont be in 6th.


    if we get Nani for Free from United to replace sterling, Yarmolenko for £20m and Vietto for £14M we will get top 4 and win the europa league. great season

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  135. What do people think are business will be this summer. Milner & Ings seem nailed on. We'll obviously need a right back. The Kovacic rumours probably mean we are after another midfielder, i think Lucas will go whoever we get.



    I wouldn't be surprised if that's it. We'll only get another striker if Balotelli goes & i've got a bad feeling he'll stick around.

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  136. Do you remember the last time we tried a free signing from Utd? Not going to happen.


    Not that I want him anyway, but still...

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  137. How can you have a name like Kopite yet keep advocating the signing of a player that failed to consistently cut it at Utd?
    Who will you champion next, Djemba Djemba?

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  138. Have we buried Sturridge under the patio?

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  139. David Bellion

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  140. failed? 4 premier league titles, FA Cup, Champions LEague and 40 goals/73 assists in 230 games from wing.if you believe Nani failed your mad. or would you rather support a team that has players like Lallana who have won zero in the game yet are 27. appauling

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  141. Ok so where did the world class manager take them to?


    The squad was appalling when they came in . Old, declining, and many not even Premier League class
    El Zhar. NGog Jovanovic Babel Spearing Riera Aqualani Poulsen Cole Shelvey degen Insua Itanje Cavalieri Kyriakos Ince


    that's 17 players who were rubbish and needed replacing. Other good players were old or in decline: Rodriguez, Kuyt Benayoun Torres Aurelio.


    There's only 25 in the squad.. Our youth players were not cutting it.


    Full of experience? Needing complete overhaul more like

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  142. Cannot see Balo going unless Liverpool get 16m back ,which will never happen .

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  143. That's why they left him on the bench then loaned him out, because he was one of their best players


    Being in a winning squad is not the same as being great yourself, especially years later.


    Djimi Traore has CL medal. does that make him a great player?


    That comment is appalling

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  144. well whilst United won nothing last season Nani at least added another trophy to his collection in the portugese fa cup and also scored some absolutely worldies. watch nani last season and you will know hes a winner and a champion

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  145. Ash1 ,
    All reports say that FSG are not taking 1penny OUT of Liverpool coffers ,that all is being reinvested !

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  146. irrelevant to this discussion. You rate him. Most don't.
    winning the Portuguese FACup? That's your response to :


    Getting only 7 goals in the league
    Failing to make the Man U side for over two thirds of two consecutive seasons
    Being sent out on loan




    The FA Cup ?
    Wigan won the FA Cup ffs

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  147. There's not a shred of evidence that Nani is World Class


    7 goals in a season (27 appearances) - 1 goal every FOUR games isn't World Class


    Get a grip.


    Why aren't any top teams after him then , for free?

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  148. Can see us writing off a few mill, just think his wages be problem. Very few Italian teams can pay him what he wants & his stock has never been lower.

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  149. No way we need a top striker Vietto/Son/MartinezHiguain.


    Plus creative spark/defensive cover in midfield Kovacic/ Kondogbia .


    A right back Montoya/Clyne and ideally a left back Kolorov


    suggestions are likely 1st, long shots 2nd

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  150. this guy could be our Masch

    https://youtu.be/U6lGIOZ3Pa4

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  151. Yeah, agree but with Sturridge, Ings ,Origi we're not going to sign another striker unless Balotelli goes. Sturridge out till october, could be starting the season with those 3

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  152. NonEventHorizon5:41 pm, June 04, 2015

    Good player but he'll never replicate that prodigious scoring record in the PL imo. I know it's only a YT vid but look at how shambolic the defending is, around the 6 min mark he has 4 or 5 players around him including at least 2 in positions between him and the goal and he's allowed to take 2 or 3 touches before getting his shot off. That would never happen in the PL.
    He's a "straight down the middle" player, great poaching finisher yes, but I'd still pick a fit Studge over him all day long.

    Saying all that though, he's still a massive improvement over LamBorTelli and I wouldn't complain if we got him. I just wouldn't expect him to be scoring 20+ per season for us.

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  153. If you want to judge a team, look at their spine


    Ours should be Migs, Sakho/Skrtyl/ Nainggolan, Milner/Hendo , Kovacic/Sterling Sturridge/ Ings


    £20-25m for Nainggolan, £12-14m for Kovacic
    £15m for Clyne/ Kolorov, the rest are frees


    £54- 60m give or take.


    Lose Lucas (8m)/Lambert(6m)/Borini(9m) Allen(10m) - £30-35m recouped


    Net spend £20-25m. Right in line with FSG policy

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  154. NonEventHorizon6:10 pm, June 04, 2015

    35m euros is just over 25m pounds which makes a transfer sound a bit more palatable. But you're probably right about him not fitting our transfer policy (if that policy remains this summer) as he's 28.

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  155. Poulson, Cole and I think Rodriguez were signed by Roy who I'd like to point out was their first "man". And I think miereles is in there somewhere. But they all signed with a world wide rep. Also world cup experience. Something that has stopped happening at anfield.
    Everyone was after Kuyt and babel when they signed for lfc.
    When was the last tym we signed any one everyone was after. Not since fsg came in.
    Midtable midtable and more midtable. Managers and players alike mid table.

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  156. I was joking. Allen is truly useless.............I am not happy about Milners cost / week but he is infinitely better than Allen who should go.........

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  157. Hope not, let's just hope he hasn't broken every bone in his body

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  158. Yeah. Someone better gets my vote. We've already got Origi coming in as our young upstart.

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  159. I do not know...

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  160. They are actually both realistic lists, which is promising. A bit on the pricy side, but all the targets are individually realistic. Shows there are good players available.


    I'd steer clear of Neto myself and Vietto will go to Atlético but Navas, Yarmolenko, Janmaat and Martinez are all good targets. Adriano is a good realstic target. Kovacic and Illaramendi are both very talented, but I think we'd have to overpay for both.

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  161. Ings may have worse stats than Austin and have less experience, but I think he suits Rodgers style more and is cheaper. As a 3rd choice striker, I'd rather have Ings. Of course, it is imperative we bring in a more proven scorer. I have a great fear that the owners and Rodgers will not appreciate the value in the market this summer (or lack thereof) and we will enter the season with Ings, Origi and Mario as our options.

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  162. the boy has to go. It's a sin to keep him. zero grace. where the hell did he come from. Ingrate !

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  163. Diump Sterling ASAP ! Use money for Benteke n Vietto/Jackson Martines. We can't lose Skrtel. The best to happen to this club is to find a new owner. They're are an embarrassment. We look so cheap with these Yanks !

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  164. FSG should be sacked !!! Period !

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  165. Filthy Stingy Group ! i can't believe the way we are going about the business. Even to loyal n players that we have n are performing. Top or even average players are reluctant to come not due to Brendan Rodgers but FSG . Wake up guys !!! Suarez/Coutinho thinks highly of BR but people can see how cheap FSG are with the lowballing the players' contract offer. What a disgrace. I'm tired of them. Is having too young a Missus affecting it ? God save our club !!!

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