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De-Ligt-ful

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by The Nomad, Mar 9, 2019.

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  1. The Nomad

    The Nomad Well-Known Member

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    Highly-rated Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt has suggested he’s open to a potential transfer to Liverpool so he can link-up with and “learn from” international team-mate Virgil van Dijk.

    The 19-year-old has already established himself as the 33-time Dutch Eredivisie champions’ captain and is one-half of Ronald Koeman’s first-choice Netherlands centre-back partnership alongside Van Dijk.

    Speaking in a video for Goal, De Ligt seemed very open to leaving his homeland for a new opportunity at the end of the season and Anfield appears to be a possible destination.

    Virgil [van Dijk] who has experience in the top leagues. Of course, you would want to learn from him. It’s very helpful playing alongside him in the Dutch team. It could happen [joining him at Liverpool]. He plays for Liverpool, a good club, but I’m not focused on them. I focus on Ajax, and then I’ll see where I end up.

    21-year-old midfielder Frenkie de Jong has already secured a £65million move to Barcelona in the summer and it’s widely expected that the La Liga champions-elect will move for his team-mate De Ligt too.
    Both players starred in Tuesday night’s remarkable 4-1 victory at the Bernabeu, knocking Barcelona’s biggest rivals and holders Real Madrid out of the Champions League 5-3 on aggregate.

    With Dejan Lovren missing so much of the 2018-19 campaign through injury, you’ve got to wonder whether Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will be ready to pull the plug on what would be a huge deal
     
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  2. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Yes please
     
  3. Insignificance

    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    Sounds like a good move for us and him, not so good for Ajax.

    The last paragraph though. It really makes
     
  4. The Nomad

    The Nomad Well-Known Member

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    Fixed.. I think the author meant trigger though.
     
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    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    Fuck man. You should have left it as it was :D
     
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    hmmmmm1 Very Active Member

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    Would be good signing though his agent and wages could be an issue
     
  7. gene hughes

    gene hughes Part of the Furniture Member

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    He’s a really bright prospect.
     
  8. Dirty Sanchez

    Dirty Sanchez I Moustache You a Question Member

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    How many of us have ever seen De Ligt?
     
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    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    I wanna know
     
  10. bluebell

    bluebell Very Active Member

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    Spending £70m on a defender, when this season has shown we need a creative AM, RB, LB and striker would not make sense unless we had £200m to spend
     
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    gene hughes Part of the Furniture Member

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    But the way we play now we need a defender who’s always switched on even when we have long spells of possession.

    De Ligt is always switched on.
     
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    Holle Chainsmoker Member

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    We had to play Fabinho at CB though.
     
  13. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss Well-Known Member

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    We need to improve on Lovren and 50p head. So if he’s available why not? We do still need a forward, creative midfielder and left back.
     
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    I'm not at all convinced we'll get more than one big player this summer. Not with the amount of cash we've spent on increased contracts/salaries.
     
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    The frenkie guy is who we should have got, but this isn't bad either.
     
  16. Dirty Sanchez

    Dirty Sanchez I Moustache You a Question Member

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    Watt is his best position.
     
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    Gerry_A_Trick Very Well-Known Member

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    Anywhere in a Christmas tree formation.
     
  18. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    I think you're missing a question mark to make that work :yawn:
     
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    Gerry_A_Trick Very Well-Known Member

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    Burn!
     
  20. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    He's a very smart player too. Conserves more energy than an old centre back while staying switched on for 90 mins.
     
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