07 Jun 2018 16:34:38
I'm not saying we'll sign either Alisson or Oblak but I'm a little curious as to why they'd want to leave their respective clubs.

Alisson has established himself as Brazil's no. 1 after a fine season with Roma where they made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Roma has a really talented squad but are still way behind Juve and Napoli so I understand why he'd want to leave for trophies/ joining a big club etc.

Oblak is a curious one. Does he want to leave Atletico and if so, why? He's playing behind a solid and settled back 4 brilliantly organised by a dynamic and passionate manager in Simeone. They have consistently challenged for the league title and European competitions in the past few seasons.

Can any Ed confirm or deny his interest in leaving Atletico (doesn't have to be to us)? The only reason I can think of is wages but even that seems unlikely.

{Ed001's Note - money is not that good at Atleti compared to what he could get at the likes of Chelsea plus he would get a large signing fee.}

1.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 17:46:53
And with Alisson ed, is it still the money involved making it a tough one to get done.

{Ed001's Note - yes.}

2.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 18:07:58
Lol why would anyone move to England if not money? A physical league and poor weather added with physical huff and puff football! Except Liverpool and City who does actually play FOOTBALL!
You double the wages and even Messi would move lol.

3.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 18:39:26
Liverpool will sign Alisson for around ยฃ55m.

4.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 18:51:22
Is it transfer fee or wages Ed?

{Ed001's Note - we haven't agreed a fee, so it couldn't be wages yet mate.}

5.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 18:51:39
Sibsama. Maybe they wanna leave to join the greatest club in the world. A club that is going in the right direction under a fantastic manager.

6.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 18:59:23
Harry with the Xenophobia again. So anti English it's unreal.

7.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 19:23:41
What's xenophobic about Harry's post? I thought it was quite funny.

8.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 19:35:57
Sorry to ask ed and open this up. I appreciate if you don't want to answer or even reply. Obviously im only asking because im an avid fan wanting us to move forward with the best players we can get. Are we anyway near close to reaching the fee needed?

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea how I would even measure it, let alone if we are or not.}

9.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 19:48:18
Harry, I disagree.

City, Liverpool, Spurs, Man Utd, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Brighton, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Bournemouth all played good football the season just gone. Good football is not just an attacking game. Also, playing defensively doesn't necessarily mean aggressive "huff and puff" football. Good football is if you get the most out of your players and achieve what you should be or more. Arsenal played attacking football but it wasn't good because they got smashed on the regular. United played defensively but it was clearly good because they got to a final and finished 2nd.

There are a handful of managers who don't cover themselves in glory by treating it like MMA. Warnock, Allardyce and Pulis are probably the biggest culprits.

You would do well to remember that we lost the European Cup final to a Spanish team managed by a French legend, and they deployed absolutely disgusting tactics which hospitalised two of our players.

10.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 19:49:11
Bit of an over reaction there Dexter. Think about it. If a Brazilian could get the same money in Brazil as he would in England where do you think he would choose to play?

11.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 19:54:04
You mean what is xenophobic about saying 'why would anyone move to England if not money? ', along with repeated abuse of Liverpool's English players, any English players Liverpool are linked with and the England national team.

12.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 20:20:00
People donโ€™t chose EPL out of any love lol! Itโ€™s pure money and what kind of money? Insane wages and huge signing on fees!

I agree with you but we donโ€™t rate any of those teams, Do we? I have seen posters abusing all those teams when they park their bus ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

13.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 20:52:26
To be fair to Dexter, it is Harry's repetitive abuse towards all things English that makes it seem worse. He will literally blame a lack of ability on a player being English without any elaboration.

In isolation, what he's said isn't that bad. Regular readers will know that Harry has a very specific agenda against England as well as its players and coaches though. I don't know if xenophobia is the right term. It is very rude though.

14.) 07 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 21:05:13
Harry don't confuse people's emotional highs immediately after being held to a 0-0 by a flat back ten, with their actual opinions.

Liverpool played exactly the same way as United do now when we had Rafa.

For the record, i don't think you are xenophobic. You might want to explain yourself better when criticising English players though. And leave out their nationality. It has no bearing on them as footballers or people. It will stop people from getting the wrong impression of you.