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    Re: And, we're off, 2017/18.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverbirdie View Post
    I think Pogba's 89M signing was one of the first of the new "mad market" signings, which everyone was shocked at. Like the Neymar price was also unbelievable, at the time.

    Although there have been slight spikes in English and World record signings, the prices of the last 1-2 years are making it so hard to say what value is, or what the going rate should be.

    20 odd years ago most of the time the price would be what 2-3 clubs would be willing to pay. Nowadays its what one club is willing to pay - Stones, Luiz, VVD, Pogba, Walker, Bale, Coutinho.

    75 Mill is madness for a centre half, but if Liverpool massively improved defensively and won an unthinkable trophy, would it be then? We now need to put a great keeper with him, and we could be onto something then.
    Great post

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    Re: And, we're off, 2017/18.......

    Dave, VVD would be a good signing at £35m or so but £75m is a huge, huge fee. You can't expect fans on a forum not to question the fee.

    We clearly paid over the top for Klaassen and Gylfi in the summer and plenty of debates were had then. It's how it works.

    If he is the player you hope then you get the last laugh. He is clearly good but is he £75m good?

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    Re: And, we're off, 2017/18.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    I think its the best signing Southampton have done!
    From a financial point of view, or a team building point of view?

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    Re: And, we're off, 2017/18.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverbirdie View Post
    75 Mill is madness for a centre half, but if Liverpool massively improved defensively and won an unthinkable trophy, would it be then? We now need to put a great keeper with him, and we could be onto something then.
    Rumour has it Fraser Foster from Southampton could be had for £90m and a can of Tizer
    Give it big humpties

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    Re: And, we're off, 2017/18.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    Rumour has it Fraser Foster from Southampton could be had for £90m and a can of Tizer
    The Telegraph are saying its Irn Bru!!

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    Re: And, we're off, 2017/18.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverbirdie View Post
    I think Pogba's 89M signing was one of the first of the new "mad market" signings, which everyone was shocked at. Like the Neymar price was also unbelievable, at the time.

    Although there have been slight spikes in English and World record signings, the prices of the last 1-2 years are making it so hard to say what value is, or what the going rate should be.

    20 odd years ago most of the time the price would be what 2-3 clubs would be willing to pay. Nowadays its what one club is willing to pay - Stones, Luiz, VVD, Pogba, Walker, Bale, Coutinho.

    75 Mill is madness for a centre half, but if Liverpool massively improved defensively and won an unthinkable trophy, would it be then? We now need to put a great keeper with him, and we could be onto something then.
    theres 11 in the team you may have the best forward line in the world but if the defence leaks goals it's not good so the price is irellavant if you need a player for any position IMO.

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    Re: And, we're off, 2017/18.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverbirdie View Post
    I think Pogba's 89M signing was one of the first of the new "mad market" signings, which everyone was shocked at. Like the Neymar price was also unbelievable, at the time.

    Although there have been slight spikes in English and World record signings, the prices of the last 1-2 years are making it so hard to say what value is, or what the going rate should be.

    20 odd years ago most of the time the price would be what 2-3 clubs would be willing to pay. Nowadays its what one club is willing to pay - Stones, Luiz, VVD, Pogba, Walker, Bale, Coutinho.

    75 Mill is madness for a centre half, but if Liverpool massively improved defensively and won an unthinkable trophy, would it be then? We now need to put a great keeper with him, and we could be onto something then.

    Its crazy money for a CB, especially one who hasn't had to deal with the pressure of a top club before. You've taken a saints defender who looked class while he was there and we all know how that worked out. It's the same with shaw with us, the pressure and expectations are so much higher, some cope, some don't.

    You could argue 75m for a CB is crazier than the money spent on Pog

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    Re: And, we're off, 2017/18.......

    Quote Originally Posted by pauldj42 View Post
    Bore off, did you do the same count for Pogba, Matic, Sigurdsson etc.
    Dont think I did bro, but happy to be proved wrong.
    H'cap 14.8

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    Re: And, we're off, 2017/18.......

    Quote Originally Posted by clubchamp98 View Post
    theres 11 in the team you may have the best forward line in the world but if the defence leaks goals it's not good so the price is irellavant if you need a player for any position IMO.
    pretty sure most weren't saying that when united signed Pogba. I'm not saying it's a bad deal, I just highlighted the hypocrisy in the comments made by Klopp and his actions.

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    Re: And, we're off, 2017/18.......

    Quote Originally Posted by davemc1 View Post
    Dont think I did bro, but happy to be proved wrong.
    Nope, not one post from you supporting the Man Utd fans when we all discussed their signings or us when our signings were discussed.
    You only come on to whine about non Lpool fans discussing yous.
    It’s a forum mate, no team is immune or off limits.

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