The Gutter descends into the depths of tabloid transfer tittle-tattle and website waffle. It can be murky down here, but we look to give you our assessment of what might be the flaming torch of truth in the darkness – and what could just be flaming nonsense.
Rob Gutmann is joined by Josh Sexton, Karl Coppack, Adam Smith and Si Hughes for the latest news on the ins and outs. Discussions include:
Martin Skrtel leaving, potential deals stalling, the great striker debate and the latest on Zielinski.
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In a free clip from the show the lads talk about whether Liverpool are moving quickly enough on transfers, or whether they are limited by selling clubs, circumstance and the European Championships.
As always i enjoyed that but Rob you do realise Aubameyang hasn’t signed for anyone let alone City? He was very very heavily linked with them but nothing was confirmed. I could see it happening but it hasn’t just yet.
Completely agree by the way on our need for a top central midfielder and i’ll be incredibly depressed if Zielinski, a lad that can’t get off the bench for Poland and was loaned out by Udinese is our main midfield signing!
I think we are worrying too much about the lack of links to a world class midfielder.
Every time it is discussed the specification for this midfielder seems to change, with some people wanting another Gerrard, some another Macherano, some another Alonso, and most wanting to see more goals.
It looks like Klopp is going to continue favouring 4-2-3-1., with Can and Henderson in pole position for the 2. Both are capable of chipping in with goals and both have a decent range of passing. Plenty of teams are playing with same formation in the prem and if you look round the other big teams, you don’t see many obvious superstars playing in these positions and you don’t see many chipping in with big goal contributions.
Look at City, Fernando and Fernadinho are good players, but they don’t bang in the goals on a regular basis. They are expected to do a different job.
Some fans are worried that City have now brought Gundogan in, but he only contributed 1 goal and 3 assists in the league this year, so he hasn’t been brought in for his attacking contribution. Likewise Xhaka at Arsenal with 3 goals and 1 assist in the league last season.
Klopp’s former player, Mkhitaryan, wants to leave Dortmund for the Premier League. This is what we brought Klopp in for!
Oh, wait, he wants to play for Mourinho at Man U.
Thus disproving a thousand rubbish arguments about the magically magnetic powers of a manager for a modern footballer.