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    (Original post by The Rusty Spork)
    Drinkwater would be fine had he kept up that sort of form for two full seasons but I don't want to risk a 26 year old midfielder with one good season behind him to be a first choice midfielder in our team next year.

    Long is just another Danny Ings but even worse. I don't want to see Long anywhere near the club! I would also prefer to see Ings removed from the club.

    I will have to have a proper think about what I would like to see from the squad but the defence and goalkeeper definitely require an overhaul.
    Ings is fine as a 3rd choice striker, he fits into Klopp's style too. Plus before he got injured he was on a good run of form. He's a hard worker and he'd happily be our 3rd choice striker so I'd rather have him in the squad to use from the bench or as a rotation option etc.

    (Original post by Zayn is Bae)
    There's no way in hell that Drinkwater would join you tbh. Long yeah that's a **** signing can't lie. Realistically top 4 should be the aim, can't see you challenging and getting above a Pep or Wenger side with your current players.


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    Since we have no European games it'll be to our benefit as we'll have extra rest and more time to prepare tactically similar to the 13/14 season. There's going to be a massive clear out this summer where the deadwood will be removed and Klopp has final say on transfers so I'm optimistic that he'll sign the correct players. We just need a few more additions since we only need a smaller squad next season.
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    Saw this on reddit and found it to be a nice watch:



    Ultimately, yeah it's been a disappointing season but only because we've done more than expected.
    When Klopp came in, most of us here were saying that this campaign was effectively a write off and we were already half looking towards next season.
    The only reason we're so gutted is because Klopp surpassed expectation and almost did something amazing.

    When you look at it in the cold light of day, we finished 8th without silverware and that's not what we want.
    However I think the best thing we can do is be positive and optimistic - Klopp got us to two cup finals in 7 months of management without spending a penny. Although we don't have anything of real value to show for it, that's bloody remarkable in itself and it's a huge sign of things to come.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    When you look at it in the cold light of day, we finished 8th without silverware and that's not what we want.
    However I think the best thing we can do is be positive and optimistic - Klopp got us to two cup finals in 7 months of management without spending a penny. Although we don't have anything of real value to show for it, that's bloody remarkable in itself and it's a huge sign of things to come.
    It is interesting how people (including myself) become so obsessed with the final result - the one great thing about this season was that there was a number of fantastic games in terms of atmosphere, football, comebacks etc. I guess individual games mean more when there is a wider context?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    It is interesting how people (including myself) become so obsessed with the final result - the one great thing about this season was that there was a number of fantastic games in terms of atmosphere, football, comebacks etc. I guess individual games mean more when there is a wider context?
    I would say so - would rather I see the highs of the Dortmund game and lose in a final, rather than not getting there in the first place or play boring 1-0 wins etc which don't live long in the memory - That isn't directed at United, but from reading it could be read like that! Just my opinion, and I guess if you're a more casual fan like myself it makes sense.
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    (Original post by Gob Bluth)
    I would say so - would rather I see the highs of the Dortmund game and lose in a final, rather than not getting there in the first place or play boring 1-0 wins etc which don't live long in the memory - That isn't directed at United, but from reading it could be read like that! Just my opinion, and I guess if you're a more casual fan like myself it makes sense.
    Well I guess stuff like winning the FA cup gives you more bragging rights. Let's be honest, this forum is like being in a playground full of 12 year olds sometimes.
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    Karius reported to have arrived in Liverpool, looks like GK will be ticked off the shopping list.
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    Don't know much about him, he's bound to be an upgrade on Bogdan though.
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    (Original post by A Mysterious Lord)
    Don't know much about him, he's bound to be an upgrade on Bogdan though.
    Spent a couple of years at Man City as a youngster so should have some grasp of English already (usually Germans have a good base level too though).

    Has over 90 appearances for Mainz despite being exactly the same age as Danny Ward.

    Seems highly rated in Germany even at his young age.
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    (Original post by A Mysterious Lord)
    Don't know much about him, he's bound to be an upgrade on Bogdan though.
    He is 22 and has scope to improve which is encouraging. Seems to be highly rated but we need to see for ourselves how he does against the West Broms.
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    I think Karius comes not starting immediately but he'll take first team job sooner rather than later.
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    (Original post by Malevolent)
    I think Karius comes not starting immediately but he'll take first team job sooner rather than later.
    Depends on how long it will take for Mignolet to make his first flap of the season.
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    (Original post by Malevolent)
    I think Karius comes not starting immediately but he'll take first team job sooner rather than later.
    Hard to judge - yes Karius is very young but 90 appearances for Mainz isn't to be sniffed at. If he joins now, he'll get the full pre-season to train. Mignolet will go away with the Euros I think?

    Mignolet's stock has fallen so far it's hard to see him keeping his spot? But yes less obvious than signing a big name..

    Maybe we give him half a season to get used to the league?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Hard to judge - yes Karius is very young but 90 appearances for Mainz isn't to be sniffed at. If he joins now, he'll get the full pre-season to train. Mignolet will go away with the Euros I think?

    Mignolet's stock has fallen so far it's hard to see him keeping his spot? But yes less obvious than signing a big name..

    Maybe we give him half a season to get used to the league?
    I know he's young but he's viewed rather highly. Thats what I was thinking give him some time to get used to things and then just give him the job. See how he does in the FA cup games/ Carling cup then go from there. I do however believe he'll take the job from Mignolet unless this new competition makes Mignolet go into god mode.
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    Gotze announcing he's staying at Bayern

    Lol'd hard.
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    (Original post by Dirtybit)
    Gotze announcing he's staying at Bayern

    Lol'd hard.
    So he's not even considering going back to Dortmund either? Probably thinks he will get better opportunities under Ancelotti but I doubt it with Bayern bringing in Sanches. Can see Dortmund snapping him up for free next summer if he doesn't sign a new contract.
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    Gotze was always going to be tough to lure to Anfield. Tbh it will depend on whether Ancelotti wants him or not.
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    (Original post by samir12)
    So he's not even considering going back to Dortmund either? Probably thinks he will get better opportunities under Ancelotti but I doubt it with Bayern bringing in Sanches.
    https://twitter.com/iMiaSanMia/statu...29613939728384 They have quotes so it's not just rumours

    Gotze and Sanches won't be competing for the same spot though
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    (Original post by Dirtybit)
    https://twitter.com/iMiaSanMia/statu...29613939728384 They have quotes so it's not just rumours

    Gotze and Sanches won't be competing for the same spot though
    Still will be tough competition for Gotze, depends on Ancelotti's plans I guess. Better off moving back to Dortmund now imo.
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    (Original post by samir12)
    Still will be tough competition for Gotze, depends on Ancelotti's plans I guess. Better off moving back to Dortmund now imo.
    Can't blame the guy for having high ambitions and not wanting to give up.
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    (Original post by Dirtybit)
    Can't blame the guy for having high ambitions and not wanting to give up.
    That's true, guranteed league titles every season isn't bad really xD.
 
 
 
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