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Transfers - The Final Ins and Outs at LFC

INS

Fabinho [Monaco] £39m

Alisson [Roma] Undisclosed (reported £66.8m)

Xherdan Shaqiri [Stoke] £13m

Naby Keita [RB Leipzig] £48m

 

OUTS

Ben Woodburn [Sheffield United] Loan

Herbie Kane [Doncaster] Loan

Emre Can [Juventus] Free

John Flanagan [Rangers] Free

Jordan Williams [Rochdale] Free

Ovie Ejaria [Rangers] Loan

Shamal George [Tranmere] Loan

Ryan Kent [Rangers] Loan

Danny Ward [Leicester] £12.5m

Harry Wilson [Derby] Loan

Danny Ings [Southampton] Loan (one year loan with option to buy - £18 million up front, further £2 million in add-ons, and 20% sell-on clause)

Ragnar Klavan [Cagliari] £2m

Marko Grujic [Hertha Berlin] Loan

Loris Karius [Besiktas] 2 Year Loan (Besiktas will pay £2.25m loan fee. Besiktas obligated to buy Karius for further £7.25m - plus Liverpool receive 20% of any future sell-on fee - if they qualify for Europe and keeper meets 'performance criteria' ie, plays enough games)

 *The European transfer window has not yet shut and Klopp has suggested there could be further outgoings. Possible candidates for leaving are Mignolet, Karius, Markovic, Grujic, Randall, Chirivella, Ojo, Origi or Solanke.

 

Well, it's been a pretty monumental transfer window for Liverpool. Lots of kids have gone out on loan, as per usual, (Steven Gerrard owes Jurgen Klopp a pint the next time he sees him) and three players who need game time - Can, Ward and Ings - will finally be getting it. This was the transfer window where many of the awkward issues were tackled - the Can problem has been sorted, the goal keeper problem has been sorted, the midfield problem has been sorted, and the players who deserved games but couldn't get them (Ings, Ward) are also now sorted. Naby Keita is probably the most exciting of the acquisitions, judging by his obvious talent, and Alisson is clearly the most common sense transfer of the lot but I've got a funny feeling Shaqiri is going to be the best value for money. At £13m Klopp can hardly lose - if Shaqiri doesn't play well he can be dropped without much repercussion but judging by his attitude and fitness I think he's come to Liverpool to prove a point. The way Klopp is choosing to deploy him suggests the manager is trying to recapture some of the imaginative play behind the front three he lost with the departure of Coutinho. So far Shaqiri has shown promise in providing that. It's going to be a very interesting season...

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  • It actually feels like 8 signings with Sturridge, Lallana and Clyne back having hardly kicked a ball last season and Jones showing his potential in pre-season.  None of these are likely to be first choice but it doesn't half strengthen our squad.  We are certainly in a stronger position to challenge on multiple fronts than we were this time last season.

  • Been our best window in many many years but i'll be a bit greedy and say i would have liked a first choice CB to partner VVD as well but beggars can't be choosers i suppose. I agree, i think Shaqiri will be a great signing for us and at 13mill what a no brainer, i'm sure some of the other top clubs might just be kicking themselves at missing that one, he's definitely out to prove he can play and he's doing a good job so far, long may it continue, so looking forward to sunday.

  • So, with the Karius deal, is it a loan or a loan with a view to buying, i could never understand these deals. Why all the BS i don't know, we either sell or loan, please excuse my ignorance. 

    • As I understand it, at this point it is a two year loan but if certain criteria are met - basically if Karius becomes a proper part of the Besiktas team - they'd be obliged to make the loan into a full sale. Why this is the situation I'm not entirely sure.

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