Massive Clearout By Jurgen Klopp At Liverpool Could Help Rafa


The Telegraph are reporting that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping to have player sales this summer that could raise £100M in transfer funds into the club.

And Danny Ings, who has already asked to leave Anfield this summer, is one of the players available.

The report lists Loris Karius, Divock Origi, Danny Ings, Sheyi Ojo, Lazar Markovic and Pedro Chirivella as players who could be sold this summer.

But the last we heard on Ings’ transfer fee was that it was a massive £20M for a player who has had some severe injuries in his three years at the Anfield club.

Danny Ings – £20M plus for this striker

And the Telegraph are reporting that Liverpool will demand £20M plus add-ons for Ings with Crystal Palace and Southampton the other two Premier League clubs interested.

That’s in contrast to what Liverpool paid out to Burnley for Ings three years – £6.5M with an extra £1.5M in player performance-related bonuses.

Rafa Benitez has been interested in the Liverpool striker for the last two transfer windows, and he would seem to fit in well at Newcastle as the man up front.

And Rafa has contacts at Liverpool and is highly respected for everything he did while the manager at the Reds for six successful years.

But there’s very little chance that Rafa will be able to buy Ings and he could try the season-long loan route with an option to buy him next summer if he does well.

But Liverpool seem to want to do a permanent transfer for Ings this summer.

At one point earlier this summer, there was news that Liverpool would let him go for £9M but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Danny is a risk at a high £20M after suffering two ACL knee injuries while at Liverpool.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


262 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Our Toon

    it’s your choice and i respect you for it.

    but i think Rafa is a man of principle and will honour his side of the contract and see out the season and i want to be there to support him through it

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #2

    No thanks

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Rafa was a few hours away from balling up hugely with another injured striker in Sturridge, a point which was rarely brought up here. Please, not again

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail, I’d keep the season ticket. It will probably be impossible to oust Ashley anyway. Make some noise for those of us who can’t be there.

    6
  • hibbit

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Novocastrian66

    I’m not trying to change anyone’s mind or opinion it’s a very personal choice to go or stay and i respect people’s decision

    i just find the timing odd

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  • JackBall

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #6

    repost
    These last few transfer windows have been disheartening, but the last two seasons have been great. Not going to make any determinations until the season is in full swing. That being said, it is obvious we are missing a great opportunity to solidify ourselves in the top 10.

    As to Lesh’s joke: any Trump involvement with our club is just about the only thing that would cause me to stop routing for the boys. I’d be happier fighting it out in the championship.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #7

    I’d love it, LOVE IT, if trump bought us – imagine it, we’d have massive growth, would employ more people and not take shit from anyone.

    It won’t happen lads, dinna worry.

    6
  • JackBall

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #8

    He once owned the New Jersey generals – didn’t go so well.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Hibbit

    I respect your stance to my friend, I hope for your prediction over mine with rafa staying the course though. If it does get tough I can’t see him wanting a 2nd relegation on his cv and more importantly a way for him to end his reign with us. He need serious backing, window close 2 weeks on Thursday in England!! Scary thought as we’ve done nothing to improve on last season

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #10

    And I hope with all my hopeness, that a barefoot Ashley steps on a piece of lego every day for the rest of his life.

    5
  • Our Toon

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Mickey Dubai

    Would we have massive growth with trump in charge? A businessman who has bankrupted more companies than he’s made success of. Good job his dad left him with alot of money otherwise he’d just be a bum now having blown millions and millions on failed ideas.

    The American market was always going to boom after the recession, let’s see how it reacts as the trade wars he’s starting with all countries starts to affect the global economy!!

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Lol, trump in charge of Newcastle. So much for the family area, you know he’ll be separating children from parents and not allow them to sit together!

    And if any club even thinks of paying £20m for ings, they seriously need their heads checking.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #13

    How the hell did Ings go from £6.5m to £20m from spending 3 years on an injury bench?????????? He wasnt that good to begin with so surely he must be worth less now.

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  • JackBall

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #14

    We were a better team in the second half, so hope is that that form (aided by the addition of Kennedy and Dubrasky) will make us better overall. Is that enough to be comfortable: I don’t think so; hence, the trepidation. The sad think is we do not need too much to nicely improve. As striker a bit more consistent than Gayle, cover at full back, and the dream, a #10 that we all see now is not going to happen. The first two, should still be obtainable even for us. This is not the way we should do it, but I still am hopeful for a third season on the trot with improvement.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #15

    ronaldo, Obama was doing that and no-one batted an eyelid.

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  • Toonces

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Liverpool brought in Ings on a free after his contract with Burnley expired. The 6.5M + add ons was the tribunal award as Ings is a homegrown player within the age range for his development rights.

    1
  • Our Toon

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Dubai Mickey

    You’ve been watching to much fox news mate, the only person worse than Ashley in my mind is Donald the fraud Trump. The biggest liar of them all, and a racist to boot as well as many other things

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Hibbit
    I think people see through that ”staying to support raga” line. Surely those who are prepared to miss a couple of games to try and keep rafa for the long term are more worthy of that claim.

    5
  • Our Toon

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #19

    On Danny ings wouldn’t touch him with a barge poll, stay well clear.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Fox news? Nah, Breitbart is much better (winding you up, let’s stick to The Toon).

    3
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Hitler gave Germany massive growth, employed more people and took no shit. I think he took Germany from one of the poorest countries in Europe with super high unemployment to being the richest country in Europe if not the world in a few years. Trump with brains. I wouldn’t want him as a chairman though.

    ps – did Trump and China give us all those great trade deals people talked about?

    4
  • JackBall

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Just imagine, the two thinks that cause me the most anxiety – Newcastle and Trump, coming together. That was tongue in cheek, except for the Trump part.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Can you imagine the negotiations, Trump and Ashley?

    That would be interesting, both with egos the size of planets, both want to put one over on the other, one considerably richer than the other. Sky should sell it as a pay per view !

    3
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Dubai
    That makes it alright then lol.

    3
  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Micky @ 7 …..maybe he’d build a wall around Sunlun to stop the mackems trying to get out.

    5
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 24, 2018 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m reading through old articles from 2004 when SBR was shamefully sacked and come across this one saying Shearer betrayed Robson. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/2388505/Robson-Shearer-betrayed-me.html
    interesting that Robson got sacked after dropping Shearer same as Gullit. I’ve heard a lot of people say Shearer is a pr*ck and that he had too much power. Did Shearer help force him out?
    Et tu Alan?

    4
  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #27

    West Lancs, previous post @74……modern personal info on MA is thin on the ground, but earlier, his parents apparently bankrolled him to the tune of a good few thousands to help his business get off the ground. As soon as he made a few millions he repaid their generosity by …….doing nothing, bugger all, nada. He more or less ignored them and they lived on in their modest bungalow. That’s old info now but it shows if he can do THAT to his folks, how much consideration can we possibly expect.

    3
  • hibbit

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Rotonda heights
    big difference between missing a couple of games and giving your ST up

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  • BeeGuy

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Hey, with Trump, NUFC would be “the greatest team ever” even if that was not true. More like “greatest team ever to go down”.

    Now that we are in the last few weeks of the window, we may be getting to the time of the “best of the worst” where Ashley shops.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #30

    I said earlier the Sun are more likely to back Ashley as he’s a billionaire than take sides with the man on the street. Just now I found this https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/952209/why-we-should-love-mike-ashley/

    The Sun write “Britain needs more Mike Ashleys.” and “If there has been a bigger creator of widespread wealth in this country in the past ten years, they should please step forward.” Imagine the uproar if someone had wrote that on the forum!

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  • lesh

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #31

    If Trump bought us out, I suppose we’d be known as Trumptoon! Heaven forbid!

    Let’s not get carried away in slamming the Donald, after all, he’s the one that Farage along with Johnson, Fox, Davis, Rees Mogg and the other Tory headbangers see as being the saviour of a post-Brexit UK. Oh yes, the Donald would make sure that the US doesn’t pass on its chemical-ridden foodstuffs onto an unsuspecting and recently unemployed Nissan workforce, a British public being defended by US made military kit. Why should the good people of Britain worry? As long as we’re free to make our own laws and keep those nasty foreigners out, the Donald’ll make sure we’re not taken for fools – again!

    Now, how do we get rid of Ashley? Maybe Donald could ask a small favour of his friend Putin?

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  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Mike…….phew, that’s from 2014, I thought his PR guru(s) had sprung into life to counter the current attack.

    1
  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Trump in charge of The Toon? Haha! We’d get relegated but he’d say we were ‘doing great, we’re the best team, no doubt’. But the league table says we’ve been relegated. His Twitter account would say ‘FAKE NEWS!’

    And don’t forget that several players and staff would go unpaid. Still, we mustn’t forget that he’s (and I quote) ‘smart, like really smart’.

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  • lesh

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #34

    The next Mike Williamson

    That Sun piece’ll have been crafted with Bishop’s input.

    But the worrying thing is that Jib posts crap like that and see it as him being amusing – just as Sun readers buy into and are infuenced by the crap it prints!!

    3
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #35

    Would sign Reyes and Schar for £3m total and sell Clark for £7m. That would sort our central defence out. We still need two left backs and a right back, 1 winger, 2 attacking midfielders, a holding midfielder and 3 strikers. I would sign the following:

    Reyes – Free
    Schar – £3M
    Raphael Guerriero – £14m
    Baines – £1m
    Alan Hutton – £1m
    Clement Grenier – £4m
    Townsend/Chadli/Markovic
    Ross Barkley – Loan
    Origi – Loan
    Rondon – £16.5m
    Daniel Sturridge – £15m

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  • hibbit

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #36

    Ketsbaia9

    LOL

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  • Charlietoon

    Jul 24, 2018 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Ketsbaia9 your loaning all the good ones and buying all the shit ones.

    5
  • MickyZee

    Jul 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Trump has his faults, many of them but North Korea was/is a disaster waiting to happen, Trump has made progress with them and as a result, like him or loath him, he has potentially made the entire world a safer place.

    9
  • Oldgit1

    Jul 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #39

    The Russian part owner 30% is now selling his stake. With news outlet suggesting he may make a bid for Everton. Makes you wonder if he would be better off buying out our club.

    Can’t understand the attraction of a team which will always be in the shadows of Liverpool, I see us more so, maybe just rumours

    1
  • Oldgit1

    Jul 24, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Oops of arsenal missed that out

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