12 Dec 2016 15:01:47
Hi Eds, do you think we will go for and get Pulisic? if not could we get Moussa Dembele, or Javier Hernandez?

{Ed002's Note - (1) The Liverpool owners no doubt want an American but (a) Liverpool has not made an approach at this time, (b) I don't see why Dortmund would be interested in selling in January, (c) I can't see him getting in to to first team unless Mane is not available or is sold. (2) Potentially a very, very expensive option - but would he get a look in once players are fit - and can Liverpool afford to have a player likely to be well and truly over-priced sat in the U23 squad? There is significant interest in him from elsewhere so there may be an offer made by others in January. (3) Leverkusen are interested and have given a price of €40M to a third party who approached them on behalf of another Premier League club.}

1.) 12 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 15:19:34
Thanks Eds.

2.) 12 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 15:20:02
How many games will Mane miss due to African cup of nations?

{Ed002's Note - Probably three (Sunderland, Manchester United and Swanse - perhaps four but I would expect him back for Chelsea. He plays for a nation who are not expect to do that well, but if there was a shock it could be more. Even Klopp is not stupid enough to buy simply to replace Mane whilst he is away.)

3.) 12 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 15:35:23
It wouldn't be to just replace Mane it can be to play when Coutinho or Firmino is injured. They should be good enough to potentially get into the first team in the future.

{Ed002's Note - So to the Under 23s until Coutinho and Firminho leave at the end of the season - or kick Ojo out now and get someone to replace him? Or to replace Sturridge, or Origi perhaps? Maybe Ings when he is fit. Will other youngsters be moved on? There needs to be a plan and as Liverpool stumble from one manager to another that always seems to be missing.}

4.) 13 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 18:08:35
Jesus ed I wish you wouldn't say that about them to leaving lol 😂😂.

5.) 13 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 18:27:01
Cheers ed02
Do you really believe both of coutinho and firminho are out? Is it a matter of champions league?

{Ed002's Note - There is interest, and if Liverpool do nothing again they will consider their options.}

6.) 13 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 19:28:56
As a side Ed002, given the response to the above do you think it's pretty much assured that Coutinho and Firmino will go in the summer? I get the feeling there could be bids in January for them given they are eligible for Champions League football.

{Ed002's Note - I don't see either leaving in January.}

7.) 13 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 20:37:55
Ed Could Harry Wilson be a surprise player he pick from the u23s. I'm surprised he's not been called up like Ojo TTA .

{Ed002's Note - A cameo at best.}

8.) 13 Dec 2016
13 Dec 2016 09:20:07
It was a bit of hyperbole/ sarcasm from Ed there no need to completely over react. It's been said many times that both are relatively happy especially if we maintain our form and do well this season but obviously there is interest in both from teams as there should be as they're both top players. No more no less really.

9.) 13 Dec 2016
13 Dec 2016 10:43:59
Someone a while back on here said this season was a make or break season. It may have been Harry (not 100% ) but I disagreed.

After reading this, though I wouldn't say make or break. Should we lose both Coutinho and Firmino it'd be worrying to say the very least. I think we'll make top 4 and I think they'll stay but the thought of them leaving should worse come to worse is scary.

10.) 13 Dec 2016
13 Dec 2016 06:15:39
Has Couthinho been earmarked to be the favorite choice to replace Iniesta in Barcelona midfield? They looked horrible without him.

Hypothetically speaking, taking under consideration how teams that have sold superstars been held ransom with prices doubling or tripling for replacements after the sale of the player, wouldn't it be prudent business to buy a replacement in the january window if we think player will leave in the summer and let the new player acclimate to the game and team in the following months rather than paying double for that player in the summer and him having the price tag and expectations on him?

{Ed002's Note - No. Most clubs don't want to sell in January because it is difficult to replace players.}

11.) 13 Dec 2016
13 Dec 2016 17:33:05
I doubt Liverpool would let them both leave, maybe one.
But if the price is right and the management deems it a good deal then so be it.
I have every faith in klopp finding suitable replacements should they go.
I must say I'd probably want to keep firminho if I had the choice of keeping only one, he has that something different which I like.
In no way am I saying coutinho can leave, he's a top player and in an ideal world we will finish top 3, keep them both and add more quality in the summer.
We clearly miss coutinho now he's injured, but I feel finding another flare player may be easier than trying to find another hard worker with skills and goals to match.