‘Decided to join’ – Sky journo drops interesting transfer news for Liverpool fans

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Liverpool remain hot in pursuit of Southampton’s Romeo Lavia this summer, though are quickly running out of available quality options in the market.

Florian Plettenberg confirmed the latest thinning of the market on Twitter with Edson Alvarez’s switch from Ajax to Liverpool’s fellow Premier League outfit in West Ham.


Links between the Reds and the 25-year-old Mexican have, admittedly, been somewhat limited since February – in which CaughtOffside columnist Ben Jacobs had claimed that Jurgen Klopp’s men were among a handful of Premier League outfits keeping an eye on the player.

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Beyond the odd whisper, it was clear that the holding midfielder – previously thought to be close to a move to Borussia Dortmund – was not considered a serious option for us this summer. Or, at the very least, not high up on Jorg Schmadtke and Co.’s pecking order.

That said, with the club seemingly forced down the route of relatively unproven talent, ranging from the bold in Lavia to the risky in Fluminense’s Andre, the pool of available talent is worryingly shallow.

That might not prove a concern given the remarkable talent ceiling of Southampton’s teenage star, though the unfortunate departure of a specialist No.6 in Fabinho means fans have every right to express concern ahead of a challenging opener against Chelsea on 13th August.

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  1. We’ve got 52 million for fab& Henderson what’s the bloody hold up get it spent,bloody Chelsea spending money they aint got!!!! , How does that stand in fair play league!!!!

  2. One thing that makes me hate football is the approach Liverpool takes in the transfer market. Even a layman will point at the leakages in the team but those whom we believe have more footballing knowledge don’t seem to see. Wenger’s mean days are gone, now yo have to spent to get quality. If we get Moises Caicedo or go full force in the market for proven talents we will automatically compete with city. Pay our players better, motivate them and they will deliver you trophies. Klopp is the best coach, I don’t know who is letting down who but we need to show that we are a big club not pretenders. Having a competitive squad will make this club the biggest club in the world. FSG MUST JUST PACK THEIR BAGS AND GO BACK TO ORLANDO, LIVERPOOL DESERVE BETTER OWNERS!

    1. It’s so frustrating to be a Liverpool fan of the FSG era. Why is the board so hesitant to compete for quality players. We’ve been hearing of Moises Caicedo for donkey years, but to no avail. Klopp has the eye for the best players but the financiers go for chaff

  3. FSG are out of their league now….Time to go.
    Abusing a world class elite manage and running the club like a Credit Union

  4. Liverpool will never compete in PL with Manchester city ,we need proven midfielder and defender. Trent AA is the weakest link at the back. As long as Klopp uses his tactical formations around TAA in order to accommodate him in the starting IX we are heading for disaster this coming season. The guy must be benched like other players. It looks like Klopp has guaranteed him the starting IX. I have no doubt we have a team that can compete especially with two new players and I also believe in those young players , Elliot , Bajectic , Jones etc.

  5. Just who is controlling the buying and selling of players for the club, it’s fairly obvious that FSG Data driven method for transfers is failing badly. People at the club can see what type of players Liverpool need just to keep up, never mind win something, yet all the supporters hear are statements like ‘preparing a bid’, ‘considering a bid’, ‘putting together a bid’ never ‘Liverpool’s bid has been accepted by the Selling club. Someone, either within the club or FSG’s offices need to get their finger out of where the sun doesn’t shine and get things sorted out for the benefit of all.

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