May 16, 2021

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Liverpool’s transfer plans are really reflected in the media today, both for the coming summer … and the summer just after, which didn’t go as it might have been. expect.

Top talent was the top priority

Careful management of the transfer market has been one of the key factors in bringing Liverpool to the top of world football – and it was designed to help us stay there as well.

The Reds, while strengthening Jurgen Klopp’s squad and winning trophies, have also racked up money to be willing to spend “generational talent or a true difference maker”, with Jadon Sancho a prime example.

Sadly, the Covid pandemic has wiped out most of those plans, with tight cash reserves and the club will likely have to sell one top player to buy another.

Add to that Real and Barca who are not themselves rich in money these days and the bigger offers are unlikely.

A rumor that has very little meaning

Let’s break this rumor and see how far we go.

The Reds like Gladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus – OK, very good. We are on board here.

We see him as a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum, soon to be out of contract. Everything is fine – some styling differences, of course, but Gini wasn’t exactly as he is now when he signed, either.

He has a release clause – we like it, € 40million is hefty, but reasonably achievable if the club are convinced of his fame.

And, says Bild, his club is keen on keeping him. We can understand that too.

But then: to sign him, Liverpool will have to make an “immoral offer” well above his release clause to encourage the club to let him go.

Uh, what ?! Are we missing the point of a release clause somewhere, or is BMG considering putting all ’40 +1 ‘on us ?!

Fans and future

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday March 4, 2021: Ozan Kabak of Liverpool during the FA Premier League game between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield.  Chelsea won 1-0, condemning Liverpool to their fifth straight home loss for the first time in club history.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

At the center of everything these days, the supporters of Liverpool! Except the stadium, of course – although even that will (hopefully) change soon …

LFC Quickfire News

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Around the Prem

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: Dortmund's Jadon Sancho celebrates an unsuccessful goal after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at BayArena on February 8, 2020 in Leverkusen, Germany.  (Photo by Lukas Schulze / Bundesliga / Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images)

  • Everton are among the teams hoping to convince Ivan Toney to make an Ollie Watkins and let Brentford hit a load of Prem goals instead.
  • Daniel Levy will give next Spurs manager the chance to say ‘uh, no your’ to bring Gareth Bale back next season – assuming they can actually attract a boss who doesn’t go elsewhere in the end
  • And Leeds just won’t give up on the dream of having a former LFC U23 winger in their lineup and will make another offer for Ryan Kent, now at Rangers, this summer.

Poorly timed ‘report’ of the day

Early on Tuesday, Sky Italia claimed that Roma’s first choice for a new manager this summer would be Maurizio Sarri.

About four or five hours later, Roma lol’d to the report and announced that Jose Mourinho had been confirmed as the new boss instead.

Tweet of the day

Worth watching tonight

The return match of Man City vs PSG!