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29 Mar 2015 10:19:16
Ed2 ..............

{Ed002's Note - Try not being an obnoxious jerk for a while.}

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29 Mar 2015 10:14:02
Milner deciding to join us? Bit premature i fancy, ay ed?

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29 Mar 2015 10:08:55
Hi Eds
What is the updates an player exits this summer? It is highly likely Lucas will leave and probably Ballotelli, Lambert & Borini but is there anyone else apart from these and Gerrard of couse likely to exit? Has there been any updates on whether Toure is staying for another year as I feel he would hold up the next stage in Wisdoms development!! Who at this stage may be the replacements if all or any of the above leave??

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29 Mar 2015 09:57:50
Any truth in reports claiming Milner has decided to join Liverpool?

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29 Mar 2015 11:11:25
I believe he cannot agree to any PL side as it now.

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29 Mar 2015 09:43:09
Supposed to be going out at 3. Does anyone know if a repeat of the charity match will be shown in the evening or at a later date? Really want to see Torres and Suarez play alongside each other!

Also having trouble getting on the Liverpool site as it keeps flashing up with "error", ugh.

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29 Mar 2015 10:15:25
The stay online on lfc go so you can watch them anytime I think .

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29 Mar 2015 08:59:59
Is Ed002 Katie Hopkins?

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29 Mar 2015 07:30:08
I've been ............

{Ed002's Note - No problem Rod. We don't need morons like you.}

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28 Mar 2015 21:37:46
Stating the obvious perhaps but are new deals for Sterling / Hendo et al more a sign of the changing times at Anfield rather than players being greedy?

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29 Mar 2015 03:55:00
Always thought winning trophies was the aim of most footballers. Therefore it makes sense to wait for the club's direction to be clarified before committing.

I can imagine senior players are aware of a change on the cards at the end of the season if Brodge does not deliver.

Could be a long summer.

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29 Mar 2015 10:13:54
We cannot compete with the 4 teams above us, that's a fact. Anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong! Mancity took our top4 place when mega bucks rolled up. It hurts me to say it but its true.

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29 Mar 2015 10:20:10
I think it's more down to how much the player wants and how much we're willing to pay. If we agreed sterlings reported 150k I'm guessing he would have signed.

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29 Mar 2015 11:08:37
Players being greedy.

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28 Mar 2015 18:07:38

I was just wondering why do you reply to posts on the Liverpool page, when you seem to despise all liverpool fans?

This is not what people call trolling, I was just wondering?

{Ed002's Note - No I don't - all I have been is honest. Liverpool used to have great and knowledgeable fans. The new generation are hate-filled vegetables who complain about everything from the owners down. Why not visit after a game the club failed to win?}

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28 Mar 2015 21:50:46
most clubs are the same these days.

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29 Mar 2015 03:29:44
Its become kinda sad really. I returned from the US recently (yes my user name is now inappropriate) but over the last three or four years I have visited the site regularly and there is, in my mind at least, a deterioration in the quality of banter (both ways)
Having said that, I suppose that it is kind of understandable that the team et al should come under greater scrutiny having come so close last season (and spent so much dosh post Suarez) but we do seem to be (once more) in transition although I do feel that there are some reasonable signs for the future, with our young squad, however this is not the main reason for my post.
I have become less inclined to visit this page as the abuse levelled at the team and its manager have been perhaps harsh, perhaps not, but I feel uneasy that the Editors have been overstated (on occasion) and been unnecessarily reactive and not so far from abusive to posters. So my question to the Editors is this. If a poster makes a comment that you find to be 'out of order' then why post it? Surely that would be simpler than biting back with sarcasm or snarky put downs? If you don't post their idiot outpourings then surely they would just give up? This site was a great asset to me whilst living in the US but I wish the quality of comment from both posters and overseers was better since I have returned to the UK. This is meant as constructive criticism btw but you guys have the power to cut the crap should you so desire. Sorry, just my humble opinion

{Ed001's Note - we do cut out most of it, sometimes someone needs to be told, and it is not constructive criticism as you have no idea what is cut out, so it is an ignorant view trying to tell us about something you don't have any knowledge of.}

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29 Mar 2015 06:26:49
theres just more users here than other pages most lukely

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29 Mar 2015 08:58:44
Hi everyone its not my argument I know but don't take Ed002 comments to much to heart like all the the Eds he does this for free and is entitled to his opinion as much as everyone else is.

Its got to be tough for the Eds listening to us all moan moan moan when things ain't going as we want them too, before Le Coq got promoted I was moaning all season about our not having a DM and know I did other posters heads in as much as all the Eds who are after all only human so will from time to time react, we don't have to always like their reaction but where would we be without the Eds voluntary efforts ?

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29 Mar 2015 09:00:29
your right Ed002, ynwa = what a load of childish twaddel, very close to the worst fans in the EPL, please get over yourselves, granted you have been there done that, but that is now history, back your players/manager or support another club, which shouldn't be to difficult, after all, most of the worldwide liverpool supporters where not from liverpool, but are grey haired glory hunters from the 70ies/80ies when the club was successfull, wise up and get real folks

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29 Mar 2015 09:04:26
Most followers today, including me, follow our clubs through digital media
My honest opinion is the press and media have ruined it, putting thoughts into people's heads
It is them talking through the people
For instance, the Sterling issue. Half of us don't even know what is going on, but that didn't stop us being market experts
I wouldn't blame the supporters entirely here, but the media putting these thoughts

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28 Mar 2015 18:48:01
Am I correct in thinking that Kovacic has picked up a knee ligament injury whilst on international duty and is out for around 9 months? Surely this would end any interest we may have had?

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28 Mar 2015 17:55:22
Can you please change the video that is popping up every time I log on??
I don't want to see Dirk Kuyts secret Father looking at me.
It is putting me off my stroke😚😉

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28 Mar 2015 19:45:44
Not seen that one yet, your search history must be appalling haha

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29 Mar 2015 09:06:04
phooey, have you tried installing adblock plus. since i installed it 2 years ago i have never been bothered by any ad.

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28 Mar 2015 17:52:49
Ahoy - a begging post for the charity game tomorrow, please can everybody attending, or looking to donate please please please give generously to Positive Futures who are one of the designated charities. Alder Hey is a fantastic facility and will enjoy the bulk of the funds raised tomorrow - however Positive Futures will directly help the Anfield Community and hopefully assist some people from under privileged backgrounds find employment, education, accommodation and ultimately a pathway and purpose in life.

Positive futures CEO (Claire) has operated this charity on a shoe string for a number of years, lobbying councils, MP's and Westminister to assist in regenerating and supporting local areas to benefit the kids, often to her own personal detriment ( she is a friend of mine and first hand I have seen the effort and personal sacrifices to keep PF afloat eg working from a hospital bed following a serious accident 24 hours earlier ). Her passion and belief in the charity is both refreshing and infectious.

Please donate and support Positive Futures as every pound for them is honestly appreciated by the CEO and will be re-invested in the Anfield area.

Give what you can - thank you


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29 Mar 2015 10:21:34
Hi there

I am the Clare referred to in this message . i have no idea who boiled onions is . i was sent the link.
This is really kind.

I guarantee that any money goes straight to kids on the door step!

Thanks so much and have fun this afternoon.

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28 Mar 2015 12:41:54
Liverpool sent scouts to look at Mateo Kovacic (Inter), Ince (Brighton), Pjanic (Roma), Montoya (Barcelona), Luiz Adriano and Immobile all linked, Neto off the cards as he looks like joining Juventus possible option is Sergio Romero

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28 Mar 2015 21:06:56
Stop dreaming. The possibility of those players heading to Liverpool are slim to say the least.

If we get a new manager a clear out first before new players come in. That's the only chance we have

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28 Mar 2015 11:15:06
Question for all or maybe a Poll Eds?

If we get to the FA Cup final should Gerrard start.

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28 Mar 2015 12:50:00
He shouldn't IMO, but no way will he be dropped if that happens.

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28 Mar 2015 15:59:34
Gerrard shouldn't start again this season, his head is in America, he needs to learn that last week he let us and his team mates down.

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28 Mar 2015 19:47:07
No. Who would you drop?
Lucas has to start ahead of Gerrard

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27 Mar 2015 23:40:09
eds you given a large post who we are interested in would you be so kind as to do a similar post explaining who is interested in our players?

{Ed002's Note - It has already been done.}

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27 Mar 2015 21:58:26

As if the club needing proving that we can't rely on Sturridge to remain fit and be our No 1 striker, he has again unfortunately picked up another injury.

From your inside knowledge, do you know if this position is viewed as most important in the summer by the club, and if it can be self funded by sales could, for example a player like Benzema come to the club or is this reliant on Top 4 being secured and Rogers remaining.

If we sign no one else I would be delighted with that.

{Ed002's Note - With the world's most fickle fans who spew their hate over every player, why would anyone look to move to Liverpool?}

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28 Mar 2015 10:46:03
Don't think we are More or less fickle than any other set of supporters who have seen their team in the past be very dominant, the not too distant past get to 2 champs lge finals, winning one but in recent times being frustratingly over took .

As far as I know we are still one of the top 10 richest clubs in the world so would think it's fair the fans would expect a more consistent performance in the league and also in Europe.

As for why anyone would want to come and play in front of us I suppose you could ask the likes of Alonso, Reina, Suarez, Torres why they are coming back this weekend as well as Terry, Drogba, Henry, Clichy etc who have no attachment to the club but give up their free weekend to turn out on Sunday.

Anfield and Liverpools fans are world renowned so maybe there is a reason why players would want to come and play for them.

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28 Mar 2015 11:47:10
I guess all big clubs are the same. Just look at Man Utd fans and Falcao, Chelsea fans with Cuadrado. Stop singeling out liverpool.

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28 Mar 2015 09:53:50
Why would anyone want to manage Chelsea after the way you lot treated rafa even though he won a trophy for you glass houses ed.

{Ed002's Note - Your trying to make everything about Chelsea just shows your complete lack of knowledge and what an embarrassment and idiot you continue to be. Benitez had a contract to the end of the season, and he saw his contract out. He was rewarded handsomely for his time there.}

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28 Mar 2015 12:52:38
Nice posts lads.

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28 Mar 2015 16:15:58
It seems as if ..............

{Ed002's Note - Another brain dead piece of trash removed from the site.}

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28 Mar 2015 20:12:20
Am going down tomo with my son from Bonnie Scotland and can't wait to see ALL the boys on the pitch.

Really hope EVERYONE gets a great reception and no one is given stick.

All these guys have come to support wonderful Liverpool charities and it's a great opportunity to showcase our wonderful club by showing our appreciation regardless of where the players are now or have been.

Is going to be special .

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28 Mar 2015 18:08:12
Ed002, I'm curious as to why you provide us these rumours when you clearly don't like the majority of us. I don't mean this disrespectfully (although I find it strange that every time I say something like this, I have to point it out), but this page probably has the most posters, many of whom are extremely passionate about their club. We all "support" in our own way, but the reality is we just want to see our club be successful. And although the "tell It like it is" mentality sees us often arguing with one another, your comments are uncalled for. Our fans are not obsessed with chelsea. They just use chelsea as an example because they know that's the club you support. The guy you just blasted was only reacting. Elderslie, along with the rest of us, did not deserve that comment.

Many of us appreciate the information you give us, in fact i'd assume all of us do, but I can't sign on here without seeing you've blasted someone. There are some occasions where people deserve that blasting, ie the person that said he hoped disaster hit at the world cup so they'd stop giving it to 3rd world countries. This is not one of those occasions.

{Ed002's Note - Clearly the cretins don't appreciate what is said and they have no interest in what is going on at the club or anything to do with transfers. As long as they have the opportunity to ejaculate their hate of the owners, the board, Mr Ayres, the transfer committee, the scouts, the manager, the coaching staff and all of the players (past, present and possible future) they are more than happy. The best example is how they were very quick to forget everything Mr Dalglish did for the club, particularly at a difficult time, in favour of the runt that is Luis Suarez, that large numbers of people still go on about. That is what is wrong with the "new" fan base of the club. But you are right, I should stop sharing information with the Liverpool page.}

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28 Mar 2015 18:21:28
To be fair Ed, I think Tommy Irish Red was referring to the treatment the Chelsea fans dished out to Rafa, such as anti Rafa banners etc, rather than the actions of Abramovich who indeed did reward him handsomely.

{Ed002's Note - Ok - but traditionally Tommy Irish Red has made a complete jerk of himself. In this case I will forgive him if I erred.}

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28 Mar 2015 18:28:55
No ed2 the only reason anyone ever singles out Chelsea is because you are a supposed Chelsea fan, and continue to take digs at so called fickle Liverpool fans. That is the only reason, it's a direct response to a hypocritical comment. The most fickle fans in the league are Chelsea fans. Which is why jose mourinho and his son have slated them. Yet a Chelsea fan is calling Liverpool fans fickle just because this site has a larger percentage of Liverpool fans using it. If you think about ratios, there would be a lot more abuse coming from sections where there are more people situated in them. So stop living in glass houses.

{Ed002's Note - Still trying to make everything about Chelsea? It is completely embarrassing. And what makes you think I am a "fan" of any one club? I supported Chelsea because when I moved to England they were right around the corner from where I lived. I have no particular interest in whether they win or lose games. Idiot.}

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28 Mar 2015 20:02:38
Ed I'm not making everything about Chelsea that is the team you support therefore I point out that fans of your club can also be very nasty to their players and managers unfortunately you seem to hate us with a passion with the venom of your response above even when posts r simply asking your opinion you are very nasty a lot of times maybe you will lighten up some day I will say a prayer for you.

{Ed002's Note - Please don't pray for me Tommy. My views on god (note the little "g") are far more extreme than my views on the "new generation" of Liverpool fan.

We should adapt all of the user names to include "Old School" fan for the likes of Waro et al who I may not always agree with, but I have respect for; and "New Generation" for the hate filled fans who despise everything about the club and are happy to daub abuse on the outside of the stadium to help force the manager out.

My old buddy Mike Dicken used to say "my health is not the issue" when anyone asked him how he was. I doubt I will lighten up any more than him.}

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29 Mar 2015 00:13:23
So I'm 40 I was 15 when we last won the league I'm not new generation and I never hated anything to do with the club .So traditionally I have made a jerk of myself ed come on now that's not called for your out of order.

{Ed002's Note - Don't worry - I have no interest in sharing anything going forward - you are simply rubbish.}

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29 Mar 2015 04:51:28
When did I ever say you shouldn't post for us? Once again I showed no disrespect and I'm treated like an imbecile for it. if you wanna dish out ultimatums then go for it. My appreciation for this site as well as its users is the reason I even bring this up. I appreciate the information you give us, and I've found it very reliable and credible, and none of us want you to stop. but I won't be losing any sleep if you go, so don't try twisting my words to trick me into begging you to stay. And the bashing you dish out is no different than what you condemn.

{Ed002's Note - Your post began "I'm curious as to why you provide us these rumours when you clearly don't like the majority of us" which I dealt with in the post." You won't need to be curious too much longer.}

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29 Mar 2015 06:48:36

Your calling posters on here cretins etc etc do you not think your letting yourself down the way in which your blasting people of late?

Some people deserve a blast but some are giving valid points and getting blasted for it.

{Ed002's Note - The vegetables have been very restless Lavers.}

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29 Mar 2015 08:59:14
Ive read some of these posts with interest and although i am a lifelong red fan, i think Ed002 has a good point. i'm old school and proud of it, if we get beaten by a better team, as we did last sunday, then fair play to the team. football is not just about winning every game, its about being a true supporter and enjoying the club as it develops.

Respect costs nothing, maybe its about time some of the so called new generation of supporters, start showing some.

Ed002, you were always reasonable and very funny with your replies, don't let the idiots get to you. Chill and don't allow their twisted replies to be posted.

Lets get back to enjoying football For footballs sake.

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28 Mar 2015 08:02:54
One of my replies didn't turn up, Ed
Can you tell me why? I don't think I abused anyone there. Sorry for the trouble

{Ed001's Note - if it was addressed at Ed002 she is not around so it will be held for him.}

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28 Mar 2015 15:36:55

SHE is not around and will be held for HIM.

Love it!!


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28 Mar 2015 16:20:27
Is he a she?

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28 Mar 2015 17:27:33
Aparently a him her from Thailand? Living in France, like a playboy who's won the euro millions lottery xx

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28 Mar 2015 23:55:19
Phooey, great post ;-)

As Ed2 is a Chelsea fan (old school lol) so I'm going to say HE but from many of the posts I'd say gender is down to whatever Jose wants it to be.

{Ed002's Note - Don't worry - I have no interest in sharing anything going forward.}

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28 Mar 2015 07:21:05
Question for ed001 please

Why did we sell Agger And keep skrtle? Asher had publicly wanted to stay and skrtle had wanted to leave. Agger was also a better player in my opinion


{Ed001's Note - because Brendan didn't rate Agger.}

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28 Mar 2015 08:40:02
The fact that he was injury prone might have had something to do with it

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28 Mar 2015 10:58:19
And Skrtel has proved he is a decent defender these last 2 seasons. Agger has been good but Skrtel is the better more aggresive defender imo.

{Ed001's Note - sorry but anyone saying that is in need of a visit to Specsavers! Agger carried Skrtel for years, he was twice the player, and many times the man.}

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28 Mar 2015 12:08:06
Quote Ed001, "Because Brendan didn't rate Agger."

Who would rate Rodgers except the rose tinted glasses brigade?

Championship manager in a Premier league job.

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28 Mar 2015 13:25:26
I had Danes in my cab last week hey lads how's agger doing guess the reply he's injured he's always injured now you have your answer

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28 Mar 2015 16:02:15
Agger was never available for selection, a shame really but we have Sakho now who is just as good if not better than Agger.

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28 Mar 2015 16:23:08
Dezemondo, the fact that your boy Skrtel literally needs to be babysat by his defensive teamates in the current system shows how severely aweful he is as a player.

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28 Mar 2015 20:16:08
Babysit Skrtel ??? The guy has been our best player in recent times, a rock !

{Ed001's Note - seriously? A rock? Hahaha, no wait you are joking right?}

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28 Mar 2015 23:10:08
Although, to be fair, his form has been much improved in recent months due to the lack of responsibility he has to carry in this new system (effectively he's the defender if the other 2 screw up, who passes either to mignolet or one of the other two), Skrtel remains a defensive liability.
I really felt for Lovren when he came in because playing with Skrtel, who makes no effort whatsoever to eiher listen to or communicate with his teammates, must be nightmarish for a new centre-back at their first really big club.
I don't want to slate him as he seems a nice guy, has stayed loyal to the club, is in decent form and don't want to add fuel to Ed2's idea all red posters are uneducated, fickle and irrational thinkers, but, I can't see how we'll ever win a league title with Skrtel starting the majority of games at centre back.

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29 Mar 2015 03:26:19
I guess I nailed it then. He is a liability and needs other defenders to hold his hand OR he is lost. Conclusion? He needs a babysiter or should I say, BABYSITTERS!

N BTW per Ed01, he was not loyal at all as he tried to force a move to City a couple of years back hence he was NEVER considered as captain material.

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27 Mar 2015 21:41:41
Wow ! Hats off to Woy Hodgeson tonight for using Liverpools full back Raheem Sterling in an advanced attacking position. Hope Brendan was watching

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27 Mar 2015 23:04:05
Maybe Roy got the idea from the four or five months he played as a striker and not pick the few times he didn't,

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28 Mar 2015 00:18:57
And I thought this Hodgeson guy had his chance with LFC and back then we didn't have so many compliments (cynical or not) from the fans about his formation or the way he used this or other player.

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27 Mar 2015 21:25:33
That sterling lad looks a good talent only 20 years old and he's got a goal and an assist tonight and generally played well I bet his club love him I bet the fans of that club can't wait to see how he develops over the next few years! Oh wait all his club fans want rid of him because they believe every word they've read in the papers, how are his 5 kids? Oh yeah that was paper rubbish, doesn't he want to leave and go to Spurs? Oh no that was paper rubbish, 150k a week? Sounds realistic to me :) :) :)

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27 Mar 2015 21:58:14
So you think £150.000 a week for a 20 year old kid who is by no means the finished article is about right?You want this kid to get more than any other player at the club including our legend and captain Gerrard and our future captain Henderson. In a few more years time if he continues to progress then he might be worth it, but not at this time, and if he can't accept that then perhaps its time to move him on.

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27 Mar 2015 22:22:58
Oh dear someone actually believes this paper nonsense :) 150k a week for raheem :) x jerno from the s** said it so it must be true :) the papers are so often right :) and so especially right in the past with what they've said about raheem :) they aren't trying to cause trouble they'd never do that :)

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27 Mar 2015 23:07:20
Exactly, Not One! Where do you people get these figures from? If you believe the media then you are deluding yourselves. All they are doing is guesswork and speculation and sadly, many are falling for their BS.

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29 Mar 2015 03:46:33
Sterling is pants. can't pass, shoot or cross or header has he even won a header? and is weak . All he has is pace . I Hope he's sold for a silly amount and someone who can play football is bought. If he can't learn how to play football in 15 years i doubt hel learn now so that he's only 20 nonsense won't wash with me . And before u say support your players .wanting a player or manager for that matter out if the club is supporting the best intrests of the club . If you have a business and an employee isn't doing there job well enough you get rid and get someone in who is good at the job . Bottom line is he is not a good footballer

{Ed001's Note - if you really believe that then you have no idea what a good footballer is, nor have you any idea about the lad. He is a very good footballer. About time people got off the kid's back and stop whining like little girls because he hasn't signed his contract immediately. Go and read Aesop's Fables and you might be a bit less inclined to these kind of ludicrous sour grapes comments.}

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27 Mar 2015 21:23:59
The 'spoilt brat' has scored one and assisted one tonight.

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27 Mar 2015 23:07:49
His ability overall is and has NEVER been in doubt.

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28 Mar 2015 08:11:32
The big red f did Rooney set 1 up didn't see that.

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27 Mar 2015 20:24:30
What manager can Liverpool sign that is a realistic better alternative to Brodge, or is Brodge the best we can get?

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27 Mar 2015 21:04:07
Ed001 has suggested Klopp because he has stated his affinity for Liverpool and he is not entirely out of reach. I would try everything for Klopp or Bielsa, would definitely bring some youth through. Done wonders for Marseille well respected in the game, loves the high press and would work under a DoF.

Might raise some eyebrows with his methods, apparently he makes Defenders, Midfielders and Forwards train separately for the most part (What I read not for sure).

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27 Mar 2015 23:14:11
Bielsa is a beast of a coach, PERIOD! He might be a nutjob and speaks his mind w/o fear or hesitation might rub people the wrong way. His inability to not speak English is a false prob IMO, because ONLY in England is such an ancient norm still present. Why? He doesn`t speak French neither and uses an interpreter for his pressers and his assistant is fluent his French. That has not stopped him from being successful nor has it affected his excellent coaching ability which shold be the most important thing. Al in all, I would take Klopp, tho if available.

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27 Mar 2015 23:43:55
redohio, I never doubted his ability I love the guy only that some of his methods are odd you can guarantee if he got appointed and if things didn't get off on a decent start for Bielsa the English press (read: idiots) will be all over him.

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28 Mar 2015 05:55:22
So Marseille coach or Klopp who's seen Dortmund fall in recent years and isn't good with signings either in my opinion, was great but what's happened? Can't blame injuries for where they are now!
Only manager i'd replace him with now is Ancelotti. So we are stuck with Brodge. I think he needs help though he is a young manager and I think he's abit arrogant, he must realise he doesn't know as much as he let's on. (Defending corners, signing quality and bad defensive line), it's so easy to get behind Liverpool because someone is always too deep. I'd love to be a striker playing against Skrtel. Glad he's banned Toure got to be put in, look at Terry, old but the best CB in the league

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28 Mar 2015 16:36:44
We are stuck with NOBODY! His record with us atm is average at best and could become woeful come end of season. If you think we are stuck with him after that then, you are on that Island on your own because many fans like myself and the owners IMO, will not tolerate that after spending a quarter billion on transfers in their quest of for succes i.e trophies and not half season wonders that BR is currently producing. He might need help BUT he is the one who rejected the help to begin with so he ALONE must carry the blame. He will be judged on results and if he goes, he goes and we keep it moving by making the right choice, we are one good start of the season away from really challenging for the PL. Sounds fair, right?

N BTW, the Klopp you speak of as failing is recent years (your idea of recent years is strange)is the same coach that has won trophies and coached a CL final and is currently having his worst season in 5 years hence, comparing him to BR is just dishonest because he is NOT in Klopp`s class and at the rate BR is going, never will be. Ancelotti? You must be joking.

Imred, I agree with you with in all your post because the English media are that stupid to link a poor start to a season with a coach who can`t speak English.

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27 Mar 2015 19:05:08
Eds, with the whole sterling saga is it fsg again trying to squeeze every pound from everything, sterling is by and large our best player, from his point of view he doesn't want to be on the same wages as skrtel/lallana estimated 80k pw . Sturridge is rumoured to be on 150k a week and sterling is probably more important to the club than he is.

I'd hate to see us lose our best young player and with the departues of Suarez and next Gerrard fsg can match his demands, it seems like ayre and fsg are too strict on negotiations such as when we could have signed mikhytaran/willian etc.

Personally I want ayre gone and a new dof who can try to have us doing what Chelsea are doing

{Ed001's Note - Studger is not on 150k, Gerrard is the highest paid player at the club.}

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27 Mar 2015 20:48:15
The club has to live within its means, that's the bottom line! They will be able to pay more, I would imagine, once the stadium expansion is bringing in more corporate revenue and under the tv deal. Plus it might help if we regularly qualified for the CL

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28 Mar 2015 08:55:59
I thought we were ment to be leading the way among the premiership with the way we include performance related pay/bonuses into new contracts.
If this is to be believed, all the haggling could be over this?

The basic is set similar to all the other players, but you can negotiate on the bonus.
Not sure if it works like this but seems a fair way to do things.
Players really pushing themselves to reach theses bonus markers and get rewarded well for reaching them.

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27 Mar 2015 18:30:44
This is the season we ALL predicted in the summer window. Our only goalscorer is made of tracing paper! Unbeleivable that people at the club didn't bring in a goalscorer with what, £70million ?!!!! Either play Sterling as a striker and have him concentrate on hitting the net in every training session, or bring Fowler out of retirement they're our only options

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27 Mar 2015 18:59:46
Stop whining about Suarez lol

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27 Mar 2015 22:14:51
That is a Dear BR post because he is the sole responsible for the mess you posted.

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27 Mar 2015 17:38:50
Question for ED001 if possible:

With Sturridge out do you think there is anyone in the youth or reserve teams which we could give a chance? I'd really hate to see us spend another 20m in the summer on a player who won't fit in or provide what we are looking for.

Surely with robbie helping out our youth strikers should be dynamite?


{Ed001's Note - Sinclair for me. He needs a run of games.}

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27 Mar 2015 18:16:40
2/3 years top young imo. I think vietto or a striker of the same elk needs to be the priority this summer

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27 Mar 2015 18:21:32
Sinclair is on loan at wigan and on his first game he was a sub and his second he didn't make the match day squad but hey having done so well on loan so far let's throw him in at the deep end. Give Borini or balotelli a go it might add a million to their price if they do half well

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27 Mar 2015 19:32:58
If Sinclair was patrick bamford then I'd completely agree with ed001 btw I just think it's been shown Sinclair isn't up to it right now

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27 Mar 2015 23:16:26
Give the boy a chance. He`s only 17/18 years old.

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28 Mar 2015 09:34:08
He is better than Bamford from what I have seen.
Miles better.
Only my opinion though and I hate slating young players. and Bamford has done well at Middlesborugh.

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28 Mar 2015 13:56:56
Miles better than bamford based on what exactly? One is the top scorer for one one the best sides in the championship and the other didn't make the squad for one of the lower teams in the championship in their last game. One has scored goals in men's football one hasn't. One has done very well for u18, 19 & 21s but has barely played 45mins men's football. Bamford is undoubtably the better player right now perhaps Sinclair has better potential though

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29 Mar 2015 08:31:53
What does that matter, Sinclair has only just joined Wigan.
How can you judge them based on selection anyway?
Pardew picked Hayden Mullins over Macherano at West Ham.
That makes him better than Mascherano by your logic!!

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27 Mar 2015 16:47:50
I see thatjack dunn and kevin stewart have joined burton albion on loan until end of season hope they help them become champions of league 2

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27 Mar 2015 11:51:44
Sturridge actually wanted to play more than Rodgers wanted. The manager is and rightly so blamed for a lot but sturridge is injury prone. This summer we definitely need in a 20 plus goal striker.
Big blow for us. Can't see us making CL atall now. a lot of change needed this summer not players but structure of club. To have sturridge out and no quailty striker to replace him is criminal

{Ed002's Note - Balotelli, Borini, Lambert, Sterling, Markovic are all there and can do a job.}

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27 Mar 2015 12:18:47
Put Borini on Brendan give him a go he might suprise you.
(Yeh I no he won't be reading this)

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27 Mar 2015 12:28:02
A job ed2? More like volentry work. Haha

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27 Mar 2015 12:33:21
Sturridge is our only real goal threat in that position, I can't see any of the others getting one goal between them, I think we can safely assume that is Brendans P45 signed and sealed.

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27 Mar 2015 12:38:38
They all got plenty of opportunities. Sterling did OK in the striker role given that he is better in midfield. The rest got many chances and were just not up to it. Markovich can run on the line and defend, he is not a finisher. All these people who say if only you will give this or the other chance. Ibe showed in the first 20 minutes on the pitch that he is good enough for us. Borini and Lambert got much mroe than that and they are not good enough. They can score an occasional goal, with some luck. Not more than that. as for Baloteli, I wrote enough here what I think about him, will not repeat it.

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27 Mar 2015 12:53:33
Edd002 for the length of time sturridge is missing not one of them is a quailty goalscorer.
Sterling has been poor all season and is not a goalscorer. Imo borini, ballotelli and lambert will likely depart this summer and origi is no world class" striker. Funds will be a problem

{Ed002's Note - I fear for the day Liverpool fans have nothing to moan about.}

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27 Mar 2015 13:09:14
Agree to an extent but unfortunately BR is not willing to switch up our tactics in the way they need to be switched to make Lambert and Balotelli a real goal threat. Borini, Sterling and Markovic all fit better tactically but their finishing is fairly suspect (or at least has been for this year so far).

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27 Mar 2015 19:16:15
Agree Markovic hasn't been clinical but it is his first year and that crazy volley he had that flashed wide was an amazing effort. Why is everyone so quick to write off all our players? After so long without class up top Torres ad suarez come in and all of a sudden it's come to do this. Just because your wife doesn't look like the girl from the blurred lines video( I had to look it up myself glad I did) doesn't mean she can't be a suarez with some time at the gym.

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28 Mar 2015 18:06:40
You'll be waiting a long time Ed002.
If only you got 10p for every time we moaned. You would be able to retire.

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27 Mar 2015 11:51:26
With Studges injury plagued past and with his most recent injury (if rumours are to be believed) can we as a club see a light at the end if the tunnel for him? We know when fit he is one of the best in the Premier if not could be one of the best in the world but at what stage would the club have to step back and assess his position so they could get an alternative for the future as we can't keep playing players out of position and players who aren't good enough or suitable for the current system?

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27 Mar 2015 23:24:56
Sincerely, I fear for him and the rest of his career. He wouuld have been out for over 6 months now if he`s out for a month, this season alone. He is made of glass and that might do him in in the end. We needed a suitable alternative this season and BR messed up big time and if he`s not fit, top 4 might be gone. A season that promised a lot of hope and has yielded so little. FSG will decide BR`s fate and frankly, whatever happens, happens.

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27 Mar 2015 11:38:28
We will never achieve anything with sturridge as our main striker. We either need to sell him (so we have the funds to buy a striker of quality that isn't made of wet paper) or sell another of our best assets (coutinho & sterling are the only ones that could single handedly raise the funds). I like vietto but he looks mighty similar to how aspas looked I must point out he's a good player but would be a risk and should only be a number 2 striker if we got him (unlikely) ings or Austin would be good and obtainable number twos but in a perfect world we sell sturridge and buy dzeko, jovetic, falcao, higuan (I know all of these would probably be impossible even with CL but "shoot for the moon land in the stars" etc) so in my opinion sell: sturridge, balo, lambert, borini, aspas, alberto, skrtel, Lucas. Please don't say "football manager not real life" or "another season of tranition" because only 4 of them are 1st 11/bench players. I would hope for around £50m for the lot & hopefully that'll get us a well respected big tent type striker. Milner on a free (not so free) for the midfield and a keeper meaning a totally self sufficient window and I know your first thought will be wages minus gerrard, Johnson, balo, studge, Lucas and skrtel there's a massive massive chunk down

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27 Mar 2015 12:30:55
I stopped reading at falcao.

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27 Mar 2015 13:10:28
If you don't want people to point out that real life isn't footy manager, don't post footy manager plans

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27 Mar 2015 13:29:52
You should have continued to see the part where I said I know all of these would probably be impossible

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27 Mar 2015 13:42:20
Hmm, not sure Jovetic or Falcao are the answers if you're looking for strikers without injury and fitness issues.

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27 Mar 2015 20:15:52
Falcao had 1 bad injury and has an idiot manager who refuses to give him a run of games and constantly puts him on with 20 minutes left in matches where UTD play defensively as they've already won. Once he gets match fitness I am of no doubt Falcao will go back to being a top striker.

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27 Mar 2015 22:50:41
Milner? FFS good job you aren't in charge.

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27 Mar 2015 23:29:34
I fear for him as well as Studge because his injury takes a while to come back from normally. Now laying in a league that IMO, does not suit him, playing in a hoofball team that is coached by a dinosaur, he might have no chance at getting back to his best. He needs to either leave the PL or play in an EPL team that plays fluid footie.

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28 Mar 2015 09:38:29
I think Jovetic is an option to consider.
Not gone well for him at City so far and they might be tempted to get rid.
I think he would be great in our side but I have to say that where he plays is probably the position we need to strengthen the least.
We have a fair few players who can play that number 10 role.

{Ed002's Note - He won't be joining Liverpool. He is not an option.}

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28 Mar 2015 16:38:19
Another sicknote dodged.

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29 Mar 2015 08:32:50
Thanks ed. why not?
Is he lined up already?

{Ed002's Note - Sorry Jonny - I can't help you.}

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27 Mar 2015 11:17:22
Sturridge out again?
If this is true, Brendan has himself to blame. He has consistently played him since his return. Sturridge has never looked right and his form has been terrible. But rodgers just kept putting him in.
And the way he's treated balotelli borini and lambert, it wouldn't surprise me if they didn't give 100% for him.
He dropped balotelli just when he was beginning to put in some good performances, BR wasn't happy with the penalty incident, sturridge was back so he had a chance to teach balotelli a lesson. Well that decision to play sturridge every game has cost liverpool top 4 cause he just weren't right and it coincided with that dip of form, his pressing was weak therefore disturbing the rhythm we'd built up.

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27 Mar 2015 11:45:56
Ha ha this post as tickled me the pressing certainly didn't come from Mario and let's face it he doesn't offer the team a great deal other than a shot over the bar every time he gets the ball, Sterling pressed the ball well, people was having a dig over being too careful with Sturridge as he certainly didn't rush him and hindsight is easy after the incident. Sturridge injury is one of those things, take and on the chin and cheer the rest of the boys on.

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27 Mar 2015 13:13:42
Sturridge has played not much over one game a week. I don't really like BR and blame him for a lot but this is pushing belief

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27 Mar 2015 13:50:01
Shooting over the bar. Trying to take on the entire opposition defence. Not pressing. Well that describes sturridge since his return
And if he has strikers are don't press. He bought them, it's his job to change the tactics to suit the players. What is he getting paid for if not that??

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27 Mar 2015 14:04:47
Name a game where he actually look match fit.

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27 Mar 2015 18:55:25
How can anyone say Sturridge was played too much by Rogers. The only way to get match fit is to play football Some on here just want to criticise Rogers no matter what he does. If he didn't play Sturridge and we lost he'd be slaughtered on here by some and when he does play him he is slaughtered on here by the same ones

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