JOINING Rob Gutmann in the transfer sluice of Liverpool speculation for this week’s ‘Gutter’ is Stephen Evans and Adam Smith as the trio attempt to separate the transfer wheat from the tabloid chaff.
The burning question on the week’s agenda is whether or not Jurgen Klopp is being honest about his plans for January and the lack of surgery required.
Or is Jurgen possibly protesting a touch too much and will we soon be seeing Klopp pushing Liverpool to open the transfer chequebook and where will he be looking?
What we do know….
Marko Grujic is now a go-er, although not until the Summer, with the signing completed, could the gangly Serb have been better suited started his Liverpool career six months early?
Was is simply a case of getting the deal over the line with Red Star Belgrade or could Liverpool have been a little bit more bold for a few dollars more?
Will Grujic’s development be best served finishing the current season away and getting his head around a big move or would a few months on Merseyside be better bedding in for the 19-year-old?
Joel Matip’s a grower – the Schalke powerhouse yet again being linked with a move to Merseyside in the Summer.
Matip is a player that Klopp will know well from his time in Germany and has been tracking for a while, but given the Red’s injury problems, should necessity trump pragmatism and encourage Liverpool to try and get a deal done early?
Also in the show, with Simon Mignolet’s future still being discussed away from Melwood, do the tenuous links to Ter Stegen hold any water?
And Leroy Sane, again from Schalke, along with his mad price tag, surely we woulldn’t bust the banks on ANOTHER number 10?
In a packed half hour the lads also discuss the potential future of Firmino and how he might evole as well as a quick word on the return of Ryan Kent and potentially, Tiago Ilori.
In a free three minute excerpt from the show, Rob, Adam and Stephen talk about the continuing links to Schalke’s Leroy ‘Aladdin’ Sane:
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