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Seems reasonable to me but Sky will never agree to that..they want the 'excitement' and hype generated by the figures...although they could still speculate about the undisclosed fee

 

 

Sky is set to retain the rights to the Football League in a blockbuster bidding battle with BT that has seen the price as much as double to £180m a season.

The Football League is understood to have entered into exclusive talks with Sky for the live rights, in a three to five-year deal worth between £500m and £900m.

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Sky is set to retain the rights to the Football League in a blockbuster bidding battle with BT that has seen the price as much as double to £180m a season.

The Football League is understood to have entered into exclusive talks with Sky for the live rights, in a three to five-year deal worth between £500m and £900m.

So Leeds on every other week again then ?

 

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As much as I love Coutinho, he's not as important as Mane. We did fine without Coutinho last season when he wasn't available and yet when Mane was out we struggled badly. I think if Klopp used half of the money from the transfer to sign Mahrez to replace him, and the other to finally bring in Van Dijk, who is now certain to leave, then Liverpool would definitely be a stronger side and that would be good business. Even more so when you consider Liverpool paid around 11 million for him if I remember correctly.

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As much as I love Coutinho, he's not as important as Mane. We did fine without Coutinho last season when he wasn't available and yet when Mane was out we struggled badly. I think if Klopp used half of the money from the transfer to sign Mahrez to replace him, and the other to finally bring in Van Dijk, who is now certain to leave, then Liverpool would definitely be a stronger side and that would be good business. Even more so when you consider Liverpool paid around 11 million for him if I remember correctly.

 

Can't disagree with that but Liverpool saying no would make a statement about what kind of club they are these days..if they can hold onto him then it says Liverpool is not a 'selling club' even when Barcelona come calling with a huge sum of money.

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Can't disagree with that but Liverpool saying no would make a statement about what kind of club they are these days..if they can hold onto him then it says Liverpool is not a 'selling club' even when Barcelona come calling with a huge sum of money.

 

Yeah, I'd rather him not go. I always thought of him as a loyal player and even though Barcelona is mighty tempting for him, for obvious reasons, it would be nice to see him have one more good season for Liverpool and perhaps even win some silverwear with the club before departing. But I don't think him leaving would be the be all, end all. Lallana could play his role just fine, though he's obviously injured for a couple of months.

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Yeah, I'd rather him not go. I always thought of him as a loyal player and even though Barcelona is mighty tempting for him, for obvious reasons, it would be nice to see him have one more good season for Liverpool and perhaps even win some silverwear with the club before departing. But I don't think him leaving would be the be all, end all. Lallana could play his role just fine, though he's obviously injured for a couple of months.

You cannot lose your best player and hope to win trophies.Lallana can do Coutinho's job?:laugh:

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Yes, he can. In terms of goals and assists I have do doubt. He's not as good a passer as Coutinho and won't score outside the box as often, but he's as good technically and presses the opposition much better.

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Yeah, I'd rather him not go. I always thought of him as a loyal player and even though Barcelona is mighty tempting for him, for obvious reasons, it would be nice to see him have one more good season for Liverpool and perhaps even win some silverwear with the club before departing. But I don't think him leaving would be the be all, end all. Lallana could play his role just fine, though he's obviously injured for a couple of months.

 

If he went it would need Liverpool to bring in someone at least as good cos otherwise they would be weakened. And to be honest the fact that Barca are willing to pay so much pretty much proves that there aren't players available who are at least as good.

 

Personally I don't think Lallana is anywhere near as good as Coutinho.

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Yes, he can. In terms of goals and assists I have do doubt. He's not as good a passer as Coutinho and won't score outside the box as often, but he's as good technically and presses the opposition much better.

 

You don't want Coutinho's 'successor' to be using up his energy pressing the opposition

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You don't want Coutinho's 'successor' to be using up his energy pressing the opposition

 

Never said that I did. Just making the point that he has some better attributes than Coutinho, that being one of them. As said, I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that Lallana couldn't score and assists a similar amount of goals, injury permitting of course. He wasn't far away last season at all, and played less games than Coutinho along with a less advanced position! They are facts, not my opinion.

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Never said that I did

 

You said Lallana "presses the opposition much better" and portrayed this as a positive..IMO it would not be as you don't want whoever is doing Coutinho's job in the team using up his energy pressing the opposition..so it's not a positive for me that he's better at it.

 

. Just making the point that he has some better attributes than Coutinho, that being one of them.

 

Surely you want him utilising his energy being creative and making runs and getting on the end of chances..that was my point

 

As I said, I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that Lallana couldn't score and assists a similar amount of goals, injury permitting of course. He wasn't far away last season at all, and played less games than Coutinho along with a less advanced position! They are facts, not my opinion.

 

Fairynuff..I don't agree that he could succeed Coutinho without the team becoming worse but I hope we don't find out cos I hope Coutinho stays.

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Coutinho is by far Liverpool's best and most effective player. Stats can tell you somethings, you're own eyes tell you everything.

 

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Well that makes absolutely no sense. Facts are facts, and they are as legitimate as it gets.

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Well that makes absolutely no sense. Facts are facts, and they are as legitimate as it gets.

As Mark Twain said, " lies, damned lies and statistics". In other words, statistics can say whatever you want them to say. But I would doubt that anyone would say that Lallana is a better player than Coutinho, no matter what Opta may suggest.

 

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As Mark Twain said, " lies, damned lies and statistics". In other words, statistics can say whatever you want them to say. But I would doubt that anyone would say that Lallana is a better player than Coutinho, no matter what Opta may suggest.

 

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Makes you wonder why the big clubs aren't in for Lallana instead of Coutinho considering he is the better player :laugh::laugh:

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I'll be concerned if Coutinho leaves but I can't see it happening unless Barcelona make a ridiculous bid. There's no way Coutinho will hand in a transfer request and force the move either as he has far too much respect for the club. At the moment Man City look the stand out team with the signings they've made. After that it's anybody's guess.

 

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11669/10983425/philippe-coutinho-hands-in-liverpool-transfer-request-after-barcelona-bids

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