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He’s also just been signed by Liverpool.
Played for Bayern and Inter.

Anderson only has promising youth in his positives section too.

I’d suspect Shaqiri would have maybe picked up a similar amount of caps for Brazil as Anderson has, basically none. Although, he was extremely highly rated as a youngster so maybe he’d have been capped a few times.
He’s done well in the international arena for the Swiss.

I’m not saying either player is better than the other, but one is being called a fantastic signing for any top 6 club, yet I’d say he’s no better signing than Shaqiri.

What has Anderson actually done? Lucas Moura is clearly better for example. Not sure why people are worried about him going to West Ham!

Both Shaquiri and Moura are more wide forwards, Anderson more an ACM/10 type. But I personally think Anderson is the more talented - more useful lets say - of that bunch - based on the limited amount Ive seen him.
 

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Fekir is miles better than Shaquiri, much more multi faceted, but it would be odd to sign both as they both fill a similar kind of remit.
I think you could argue Fekir could fluctuate between a midfield 3 and cover for Mane or Salah and is more versatile than Shaqiri. If they do go back in for him they are going to be on the line for a lot of money and I've yet to hear anything notable on outs with them yet to fix their broken GK situation and desperately needing CB depth unless they have some hidden academy gems or bargain buys like Robertson up their sleeves. Nobody is paying much for Danny Ings. I bet they shift Wijnaldum and could get a decent enough fee for him but that's still a big gap...
 
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I think you could argue Fekir could fluctuate between a midfield 3 and cover for Mane or Salah and is more versatile than Shaqiri. If they do go back in for him they are going to be on the line for a lot of money and I've yet to hear anything notable on outs with them yet to fix their broken GK situation and desperately needing CB depth unless they have some hidden academy gems or bargain buys like Robertson up their sleeves. Nobody is paying much for Danny Ings. I bet they shift Wijnaldum and could get a decent enough fee for him but that's still a big gap...
As I said, Fekir is much more multi faceted, and can even play as a striker, but if they are going back for him, I just don’t get why bother with Shaquiri at all?
 

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As I said, Fekir is much more multi faceted, and can even play as a striker, but if they are going back for him, I just don’t get why bother with Shaquiri at all?
I think it’s worth it for the price. If he doesn’t play much and moves on in a year they probably sell him for 20m and break even after wages. If he hits it off then they’re sorted too.
 

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Worrying if true - they have made some absolutely cracking signings.
Worrying?

For the umpteenth season in a row, they've decided that they don't need to sort their biggest weakness (a goalkeeper) and are further "strengthening" an area of the pitch they don't need to strengthen.
 
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Worrying?

For the umpteenth season in a row, they've decided that they don't need to sort their biggest weakness (a goalkeeper) and are further "strengthening" an area of the pitch they don't need to strengthen.

If they get Fekir to add to Keita and Fabinho, I'll be genuinely worried about them. Having top quality options on the pitch and bench is what wins you shit. They may yet be looking for a keeper, but I don't think it's the major issue everyone says it is. Lloris drops a bollock from time to time and he's adored on here.
 

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Worrying?

For the umpteenth season in a row, they've decided that they don't need to sort their biggest weakness (a goalkeeper) and are further "strengthening" an area of the pitch they don't need to strengthen.
They definitely needed more depth in midfield and attack, and they've addressed that. Keita in particular is an amazing signing.

Yes, their keeper and back four aren't great, but I'm sure their spending hasn't finished.
 

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If they get Fekir to add to Keita and Fabinho, I'll be genuinely worried about them. Having top quality options on the pitch and bench is what wins you shit. They may yet be looking for a keeper, but I don't think it's the major issue everyone says it is. Lloris drops a bollock from time to time and he's adored on here.
Lloris has a capable defence in front of him.

Liverpool's problem is their defence and keeper have egos larger than their abilities, and Klopp's tactics have never catered for any defensive frailties.

Who would Fekir come in for? Salah? Firminho? Mane?

The one thing that turn City into a brilliant team was directly improving a weak defence - not their previous tactic of buying more and more attackers.
 
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Lloris has a capable defence in front of him.

Liverpool's problem is their defence and keeper have egos larger than their abilities, and Klopp's tactics have never catered for any defensive frailties.

Who would Fekir come in for? Salah? Firminho? Mane?

The one thing that turn City into a brilliant team was directly improving a weak defence - not their previous tactic of buying more and more attackers.

Really? People were laughing at the money they spent on Ottomendi and his performances previously, and Stones, and they bought fucking Walker and Mendy, a dimwit and a very raw LB, not Alves and Lahm. Laporte might turn into a good signing, but he didn't bring much to them last season.

They also kept buying talented attacking players like Jesus, Sane and B.Silva

What improved City was Guardiola's coaching.

Liverpool's defence isn't as bad as some make out, Klopp's football takes more risks than Poch's, and they only conceded two more goals than us, and scored ten more.
 

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So Liverpool now have mane, Firmino, Salah, Shaqiri, llama, Chamberlain, Solanke, origi, and possibly fekir.

Not to mention Sturridge and Ings
 

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Really? People were laughing at the money they spent on Ottomendi and his performances previously, and Stones, and they bought fucking Walker and Mendy, a dimwit and a very raw LB, not Alves and Lahm. Laporte might turn into a good signing, but he didn't bring much to them last season.
... And Danilo, and Ederson...

i.e. fixed their weaknesses
 

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As I said, Fekir is much more multi faceted, and can even play as a striker, but if they are going back for him, I just don’t get why bother with Shaquiri at all?
I think we’ll see Fekir playing in a rotation with Firmino the majority of the time operating as the team’s false 9.

What I’m most interested to see is how his fitness holds up. Serious knee problems and a bit of a belly make me wonder how it’s all going to play out.
 
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