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18 Aug 2018 10:00:57
Question for Ed01 if you have the time mate. It's been said a few times on here that the signing of Mane was a risk due to serious bad attitude, problematic in the dressing room etc etc and now seems to be the example that all players with bad attitude we are linked with will be fine because look what Klopp done with Mane.

My question is what was the issues with Mane. Unless he's performed a miraculous turnaround, every interview I've seen him in, the at home with Mane video he did, the relationship he seems to have with players and staff alike, he has always crossed me as a quiet, humble professional that seems miles away from the stigma he had when joining us. Has he changed his ways that much or was the label he had when signing for Liverpool a bit unjust?

Not disbelieving anything anyone has said but it's more out of curiosity as he certainly doesn't come across as a problem player now. Thanks for all your hard work as always.

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{Ed001's Note - there were a couple of issues with him. One was the going on strike bad attitude when he decided he wanted a move. The other was that his performances started well and then he would just fade out unless he was facing a big team, then he would play well. If he was facing someone like Man Utd, he would be top class, but teams like say Fulham he would just not bother turning up in reality.}

18 Aug 2018 11:08:55
Is it a case of wouldn’t bother, or couldn’t get himself fired up for?
Seems like Liverpool all over, storm all over the top sides then be slow and lethargic against the smaller sides.

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{Ed001's Note - felt like a bit of both watching him.}

18 Aug 2018 22:34:13
There was nobody to replace him at Southampton, if he had a string of poor games at Liverpool he would be out of the team so I guess that would keep you on your toes on it’s own.

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{Ed002's Note - Why do this? You are lucky anyone puts the effort in when you get posts like this from knuckledragging cretins like you.}

18 Aug 2018 10:02:41
LOL! brill.

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18 Aug 2018 11:14:38
Nice one Ed002 :) 👍.

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18 Aug 2018 14:29:35
He only put post deleted? Only joking eds please don't think we all have that little respect for what you do.

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18 Aug 2018 18:49:58
Where's Zeddicus when you need him?

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Premier League Previews 18 August 2018

18 Aug 2018 08:47:45
{Ed's Note - Reid the Red has posted a new article entitled, Premier League Previews 18 August 2018

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18 Aug 2018 09:25:15
Nice one Reid cheers mate.

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18 Aug 2018 09:35:42
Thank you very much Reid, much appreciated mate. These probably take quite a while to do so they are very much appreciated. Have a good day mate.

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18 Aug 2018 09:35:48
Reid - not wanting to blow smoke anywhere, but those are some phenomenal previews there mate.

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18 Aug 2018 12:18:18
Excellent that, mate.
I enjoyed the Everton v Southampton preview posted up yesterday too.

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18 Aug 2018 14:40:04
Ooofff, Newcastle.
“They shot the wrong bl**dy Kenedy”.

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Review Of The Day 18th August 2018

18 Aug 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 18th August 2018

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18 Aug 2018 07:56:02
Hi Ed,

Where do you stand on Klavan leaving at this time?

On the face of it, given our apparent lack of depth at centre-back, it may potentially backfire. Having said that, perhaps Klopp has every confidence in Phillips to cover if one or more of our starters gets injured.


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{Ed001's Note - he deserved to be allowed to leave, he is highly unlikely to play any games.}

18 Aug 2018 08:00:22
Good morning Ed,

Bit of a mess that with Bordeaux isn't it lol pointless suspending him, what does that do? it's daft. I doubt he'll return.

Thanks Ed, hope you have a great day mate.

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{Ed001's Note - I think they just need to suspend him before firing him.}

18 Aug 2018 09:42:04
We have 4 first team Center backs, Klavan was 5th choice I’m not sure where the lack of depth quote comes from. You might like 1 better CB to play along side VVD but these are probably the same people who want Gomez to get a chance. 4 CBs and one very good kiddy is plenty for me.

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18 Aug 2018 08:31:06
What a great name for an unreliable central defender, ‘Bomb Scare’. 😂
I was reading the Celtic pages last night and there’s some proper craic, with humour, on them. So many football songs originate up in Scotland.
There’s the never-to-be-forgotten ditty ‘In your Monaco Slums’, sung by Celtic away.
“You search in your dustbins for something to eat, You find a dead lobster and you think it’s a treat, In your Monaco slums”. LMAO, brilliant.
The CL is the poorer for their absence.

Shame about De Bruyne’s knee injury too. Happened so innocuously too, I gather.
Shades of Fekir, perhaps?

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18 Aug 2018 08:45:19
Cheers ed

Real madrid lol. Holy moley they have absolutely no shame. That club has gotten away with murder for years.

De bruyne being out for 3 months while good news for liverpool and city's other rivals is bad news for football and the premership. Special player.

Joel campbell finaly leaves arsenal. My word.

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18 Aug 2018 10:21:15
I know i will get slated for this, but I reckon Lovren will prove to be a quality defender this season, we have all seen how well he can play but he just had those crazy games every so often.
With Alisson in goal and Van Dijk playing alongside Lovren, meaning the back line now communicates, Lovren will have a great season.
In todays market Lovren is a £40 million defender. There are not that many defenders who would be a guaranteed improvement. I rate Lovren highly and he will prove himself this season.

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18 Aug 2018 10:51:09
You won't be slated by me greenflash, I completely agree mate and I think this season he'll be brilliant, he's now surrounded by top players and a fantastic keeper, it'll only improve his game, he has shown huge signs of improvement since VVD arrived too. I'd like to see Gomez and Lovren rotating though because I believe if Gomez is given his chance which he fully deserves then he'll be the long term Lovren replacement.

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18 Aug 2018 11:37:35
That's really rich coming from Real Madrid. They're doing this since a couple of decades now, and only a matter of time when what goes around comes around.

Agree fully on Lovren. He's always been one of those players whose form depends on self-confidence. And this must be sky high right now.

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18 Aug 2018 20:56:21
Yes, lovren is a 40mil cb easily. Probably more tbf. I think he has been surrounded by players at a lower level than him and it made him skittish, ta know matip and migs, karius. But I'm hoping with vvd alisson and taa around him we will finally see the consistent dejan we all hope to see.

Klavan for 2 mil is an absolute bargain. Struggled in his 1st year but impressed last season. It will leave us with only one left footed cb though.

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18 Aug 2018 23:27:54
Not from me, Greenflash. Lovs has always been a capable CB. In fact, he was so good that Lyon got him at 19. He is everything you want in a CB ability wise. Pace, power, good in the air, two-footed, pace to burn and a threat at set-pieces. Most importantly, Lovs is brave, relishes a challenge, never backs down and NEVER hides regardless of the things he has gone thru in his pro and personal life.

His prob was always that he is NOT a leader and has issues within his head, that leads to mistakes. Now, playing next to the erratic Skrte, Matip and Sahko don't help either. Since, VVD came in, Lovs no longer has to be the leader. He can just focus on his job of defending, end of story. If anyone wants to sign him now, it would be for 45m-50m. Hopefully, he can keep improving.

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17 Aug 2018 23:12:13
Marchisio. Get him in for a year Klopp.

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18 Aug 2018 05:14:57
How would he get any game time?

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18 Aug 2018 23:28:24
To play in place of who, OP?

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17 Aug 2018 20:37:53
See that the napoli owner wants Liverpool and roma kicked out of champions league saying they have same owner what's thoughts on this?

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{Ed002's Note - This has been raised before - don’t worry about it.}

17 Aug 2018 22:51:41
Ok sorry didn't see it ed 002.

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{Ed002's Note - A couple of years back.}

Christian Pulisic

17 Aug 2018 15:44:52
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Christian Pulisic

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17 Aug 2018 15:57:48
Klopp go get him :)

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17 Aug 2018 16:01:41
Great profile Ed001 huge fan. He’s only going to get stronger and more consistent, he reminds me a little of how hazard was at his age.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers.}

17 Aug 2018 16:19:22
Fantastic that Ed, cheers mate. As you know, I've always been a big admirer of the lad, next huge thing imo, at that age and he's that good already, I'd love us to sign him but I highly doubt that'll ever happen.

I do agree, for their ages, Mbappe is definitely the level ahead, he's unreal that lad. Considering they're both 19 years of age it'd seem like Mbappe would be a few years older and more experienced but no, same age, top class player Mbappe. If Pulisic starts to be more consistent he'll be up there with him. Either way though, top top player and I really look forward to following his development because imo the kid is going places, he has plenty of time to learn and is already turning heads.

What really impresses me as well is he's no fool, for his age he's actually a very intelligent lad, seems rare these days with some of the younger footballers. I guess this is down to his parents, he got raised right which is brilliant because it'll do him the world of good overall.

Thanks again Ed.

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{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate, glad you enjoyed.}

17 Aug 2018 16:37:35
Ed brilliant as ever. love him on our books but like Slah said not sure will happen. Have good weekend all and can’t wait for Monday night!

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

17 Aug 2018 16:50:38
Thanks, Ed. Very insightful. Enjoyed reading that. We can but hope. All the best mate.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

17 Aug 2018 17:18:37
I also thought Alisson would never ever happen. Never say never. 😉.

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17 Aug 2018 17:19:57
Wow what a great read that was! Pulisic is definitely a player I’d love us to sign but unfortunately cannot see it happening.
Keep up the good work all the Ed’s.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers leon.}

17 Aug 2018 17:37:25
Ed001, issues with consistency can also be due to frequent changes at Dortmund these days, four coaches - each with different ideologies - in three years can knacker even the best of players. Hopefully this bit gets sorted with Farve in?

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{Ed001's Note - entirely possible.}

17 Aug 2018 18:11:19
Stop living in the "doubt it will ever happen"days. we can sign ANYONE now people! top footballers are loving playing for this club.

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17 Aug 2018 18:58:35
Awesome! thanks for everything ed01@travisburke.

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{Ed001's Note - travis? I don't use twatter if that is a twatter thing.}

17 Aug 2018 21:55:26
Taking him over fekir all day. The upside is huge plus its not like we would need him (or fekir) to come in and be difference maker straight away our. squad is already good enough, so he would have time to develop into a star.

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17 Aug 2018 14:07:52
Ed001 I was wondering I remember you saying Oliver Bartlett was a very good fitness coach and someone klopp Would be interested in having at Liverpool. Any reason that didn't happen after he was let go in 2016 from Bayer Leverkusen thanks.

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{Ed001's Note - I think you are getting me mixed up with someone mate. I don't remember saying that at all. I know little about him apart from him being blamed for a spate of muscle injuries at Leverkusen and sacked.}

17 Aug 2018 14:46:51
Oh ok I thought he was mentioned around the time that Dutch guy was having a pop at klopp for muscle injuries and it was said Oliver was good friends with bayer coach and wouldn't leave them because of that.

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{Ed001's Note - that may have been Ed002, possibly?}

17 Aug 2018 15:41:27
Andreas Kornmayer’s arrival probably played a factor if Klopp was interested. Kornmayer seems to be doing a great job, far less fitness related injuries.

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Match preview: Everton v Southampton 18 August 2018

17 Aug 2018 13:38:40
{Ed's Note - figodasilva has posted a new article entitled, Match preview: Everton v Southampton 18 August 2018

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17 Aug 2018 13:24:45
Just wanted to say a quick thanks to The Juicer for his idea which launched the top trumps site. Thank you very much Juicer.

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17 Aug 2018 13:47:28
The cheque is in the post, I hope?
Cheers Ed 👍🏻.

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{Ed001's Note - have you not got it yet? I sent it ages ago mate. Post office is useless!}

17 Aug 2018 15:38:42
Absolutely, nice one juicer mate!

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17 Aug 2018 22:35:33
I had a good read of those yesterday.

The Benteke / lamp-post match up is my favourite.

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