• Liverpool Message Board

  • Loki Loki Mar 1, 2012 22:19 Flag

    Why aren't we in for Podolski or Huntelaar?

    2 mobile strikers with excellent records, regular international appearances, they could only enhance our attacking prowess which has left a lot to be desired. Apparently Comolli has been quoted as saying some class players believe in the 'Liverpool project' despite us not being in the CL, I hope either or even both of these are on the list!

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • As a player why would you want to go to a mid table team 40 years ago yes they would go

      • 2 Replies to Gary S
      • Every player has his price, whether transfer or wages. I still think we are a big name, and it is just a matter of time before we get back in the CL on a regular basis.

        Here's my fantasy wishlist:

        IN: Huntelaar, Lavezzi, Cavani, Hamsik, Lassana Diarra, Nathan Dyer, Scott Sinclair - all got pace, skill, intelligence and stamina. (we should only buy players if they have all these attributes)

        I know, this would cost over £100 mil, and totally unrealistic perhaps, but the Yanks have just spent that on the wages of one player at Red Sox. But will they release the purse strings? They have been very canny to only spend £34 mil net. Can you imagine if they had bought Carroll for what he's worth they would only have spent a net £10 mil!

      • Armchair,
        I rarely comment these days but your posts do seem a little wishful. It seems as if your solution is to 'buy the best players in the world' or 'build a new stadium thats massive so we can buy the best players in the world'. Every time.

        I'm not doubting the success that buying Cavani, Hamsik, Lavezzi, Hulk, and bringing back Torres, along with the signing of Robben, Gotze, Neymar, Ganso and Pele for good measure would bring. It's just that it doesn't take a genius to say 'we should buy all the best players out there'.

        It should be obvious that the clubs in the 'real world' operate on budgets. There is only so much money available. Exactly how do you propose that we buy Hulk? He has a massive massive release clause and the moment we make a bid Chelsea would blow us out of the water. If we bid £40 million Chelsea could offer £45 million, and so on, and so forth. The same goes for Cavani etc etc. Things are far more complicated than continually calling for the signing of the worlds superstars, with the ridiculous assertion that we won't win anything if we don't.

        The stadium should be built. But WHY do you suppose it hasn't? Could it be that it is because things are actually a little more complicated than simply phoning a local builder and asking him to knock up a 70,000 all seater stadium. There are planning constraints, public transport issues, residents concerns, designs and the small matter that we are in a period of economic turbulence, in which banks are very nervous about lending. As I'm sure you can imagine these stadium thingummys don't come cheap.

        So, yes, whilst we would all love to see messi and cavani in red shirts it is a little more complicated than declaring we should sign 'X,Y,Z'. And yes, we all want to see our capacity increased in some fashion, but again, simply endlessly stating so doesn't really add much.

    • Hmm Loki you think we'd get them?

    • Because they wouldn't come to LFC. These wish lists are nice but unrealistic. As long as LFC sits consistently in 7th or 8th place, we're not going to attract big name talent, even if we could afford it, which is questionable. A more likely target would be the likes of Clint Dempsey, or Darren Bent.

    • Why don't we just get Huntelaar & Hulk and Torres back.. we'll have a dangerous strikeforce combined with Saurez..

    • I dont normally agree with a lot you have to say Loki but youve got it bang on with these! Both are quality and would improve our team. Huntelaar is the one I doubt, he was amazing in Holland then flopped pretty hard at Madrid and Milan. Now in Germany he seems to be tearing it up. I would say I was sitting on the fence with this guy but with my feet leaning his way with an inclination to jump :)

      Although Podolski had a couple of nightmare seasons in Germany he seems back to his best and there is no way that a player with his pace and tenacity wouldnt do well in England. Great left foot too and available on the cheap. Sadly seems pretty Arsenal bound.

      Arjen Robben wouldnt be a bad addition whilst we are at it! Despite being a nasty, self obssesed, ponce of a man.....

      • 1 Reply to Hobsey
      • Hobitez...for me jury still out on these players with the exception of...AHEN ROBBEN...yes certainly the man has character flaws, witness his nonesense at Stamford Bridge when he deliberately got Pepe sent off ! BUT I still consider him to be one of the finest wide-men Ive seen when on song ;however probably have to consider his injury problems before making any attempt to sign him . Feel sure Kenny could bring the best out of him with hisman-management skills and remember most of us mature and shed character-dlaws as we get a bit older and perhaps hes no exception to that rule.

    • Either or these or Hulk.. would get my vote..

    • luis suarez has shown his caring side today, when told that one of the monkees had died he showed genuine interest in knowing whether it was rio ferdinand or evra