Liverpool Rumours Archive October 30 2010

 

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30 Oct 2010 23:54:05
Edin Dzeko has expressed interest into coming to the premier league, I can imagine that Liverpool along with a few others would surely be interested especially with the problems Liverpool have had for some time upfront.

Bit dissapointed myself as i am a Arsenal fan.

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30 Oct 2010 23:53:25
Ed, do you think that we will be in for Banega in January or anytime in the future. . the interest was there under benitez but it seems to have gone? ?
{Editor's note - I do not think there will be a bid in January but maybe the summer}

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30 Oct 2010 23:45:17
Clint Dempsey would be a good January signing for us, he's versatile as a winger or forward, can score goals, and is accustomed to the premier league.

A fee of £7-8 million for him would be reasonable.

He would bring quality and goals, and excellent value for money.

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30 Oct 2010 23:27:05
". well craig bellemy is poor excuse for a human. "

Sorry mate but that's just out of order. You might not like him but there is a lot more to Mr Bellamy than golf clubs.

Frenchy.

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30 Oct 2010 23:19:51
LAST ONE. . . . . . . .

to the post that said. .

30 Oct 2010 21:51:57
Would hulk come to Liverpool?? ?
no, but i believe spiderman, superman and captain america have all expressed an intrest in signing for us. . .

king kenny07 {ed's npte - Spiderman plays for Newcastle, don't want him!}

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30 Oct 2010 23:10:32
@Liverpool Rumours ""Hi ed - do you fink we shud switch to a 3-5-2""

3-5-2 only works properly if the flankers of the '5' are wing-backs. Arguably Johnson is probably a better right wing-back than a right back so that side is sorted, but you would need someone along the lines of Drenthe to fill the left side. The remaining central 3 in the middle need to contain a highly moblile completely defensive midfielder who fills the gap in front of the defenders from one side of the pitch to the other (like Madch used to do).


In the back three the cntre defender needs to be a good ball player who can bring the ball forward.

3-5-2 is very good to watch if you have the right players. Roy Evans nearly perfected it for a bit during his time.

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30 Oct 2010 23:01:25
We are Liverpool supporters are we not? But we are starting to sound like MANURE fans, we pride ourselves on being a more knowledgeable and patient group of supporters. I know we have had a bad start, but how do we know what Roy is going to be like in the transfer market with money? When thus far he's had fu@k all to spend. As it is my understanding the new board will decide transfers on a committee basis.And don't forget KK had a say in some of the transfers this season. I didn't think Roy was the right man for the job from the get go but he's here so lets get behind him, and this great club of ours
NESV say they are here to listen so please do and don't sign Young! I would like to see Honda as he is creative also he would give service to Nando that he has been missing this season aswell taking the pressure off Stevie g, we would earn his fee back(and then some) in shirt sales in the far east. Everyones a winner we should break the bank to get him
We need start giving the likes of Kelly, Mavigna, Shelvey, Pacheco and Amoo etc more game time, they needs to be given a chance they won't win us the league yet! But they have a lot talent, what do you think ED? {ed's note - I agree to a degree mate, especially on the youngsters and Honda, but I am worried about Roy picking the players we buy. Not because of him not buying the correct players, but because he doesn't seem likely to be here long and the next man might not want those players.}

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30 Oct 2010 22:53:37
Julien Faubert, Valon Behrami in from westham. i like Behrami and westham r a swllin club and the players would come. they already play in the prem.

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30 Oct 2010 22:52:27
Ed, just heard we r interested in Mauricio Isla, the brilliant young Chilean RWb/ RM/ CDM. . .super player. plays at Udinese

GTH

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30 Oct 2010 22:51:48
I don't really see anything wrong with our first-choice defence, provided that Johnson returns to form and Aurelio stays fit (never liked Konchesky to be honest). Kyrgiakos offers a lot from set-pieces, which is an invaluable tool in our arsenal if we don't play well (which seems to be often). Carragher recieves too much criticism. Agger adds balance as he's got a bit of pace, is left-sided and is great on the ball. Skrtel's the one I don't really like; I don't feel as though he offers a great deal to the team.

In midfield, we've got plenty of different options, but I want to see Gerrard and Meireles in central midfield, with Kuyt on the right and a natural winger on the left. Joe Cole should play behind Torres.

Poulsen is totally unnecessary - if he was as good a holding midfielder as Mascherano was, fair enough, but he's not. We don't need a holding midfielder who's more of a hindrance than help. Besides, the likes of United, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal get by without an out-and-out holding midfielder, but they have a variety of midfielders who can make a tackle. That's what we have in Gerrard/ Meireles.

Anyway, I think we need a backup striker for Torres. N'gog a decent player given his age, but isn't quite up to scratch as our second-choice striker. I've heard rumours of Mirko Vucinic, so hopefully we'll get him. He's a good player. And please, can we not play 4-4-2? Torres is at his best as a lone striker, especially when the team's playing well. Vucinic should be his understudy, not his strike-partner.

Elsewhere, a natural left-winger is needed. Milan Jovanovic is the closest thing we have to one at the moment, and I don't really think he's quite good enough to hold a starting place. I'm hearing plenty of love for Matt Jarvis from Wolves and having seen his performance against United in midweek, I can see why. Another player I'd love to see is Juan Mata, but if that were to happen, it'd probably happen in the summer at the earliest.

Aside from a possible backup-striker (Vucinic) and left-winger (Jarvis/ Mata) in January, I'd leave it until the summer for large-scale activity in the transfer market, the likes of Konchesky, Poulsen ect. should be heading out the door and replaced with players of higher calibre.

Also, I think Hodgson should go too; his tactics against Blackpool were woeful and his performances in press conferences are disrespectful to the club's stature. I want Manuel Pellegrini because of his achievements at Villarreal personally.

Just my thoughts though.

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30 Oct 2010 22:47:16
RE: Cassano

well craig bellemy is poor excuse for a human, but many football teams would still purchase him and so is Cassano

Why would juv want another striker? they have Fabio Quagliarella on loan from Napoli

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30 Oct 2010 22:44:48
Ed, what do u think of Douglas Costa?Brilliant young winger/ attack mid playing at Shakhtar. . Gr8 left foot, skillful, fast and a superb freekick specialist. .has good tenacity and body strength for a small player. . reminds me of Ronaldinho. . . And for RB, why not look ar Darijo Srna, Shakhtar and Croation caption whose a Rm, but a good enough RB. . plus hes a Liverpool fan. . .


GTH {ed's note - I thought we should have gone for Srna a long time ago, I have never figured out why we never looked at him. Costa could be a good shout as it is the end of the season there, it would be a good time to at least make an enquiry.}

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30 Oct 2010 22:42:38
I don't know what way the transfers will work at the club in January/ Summer but I certainly don't trust some of the signings Roy Hodgson could make.

I certainly don't want the likes of Carlton Cole joining our club. To spend £10m+ on him is rediculous. Like Henry said, we need to spend wisely on players and paying £10m+ for him would not be a good investment. We'd end up selling him after a year or two for half the price.

We need to be making a statement or two with who we sign. When I say that, I don't mean buying three players for £20m each. Its who we buy. There's no point in doing what Man City do and just spending big money on over-priced players eg: Lescott - £24m, Milner - £25m, Y.Toure - £25m, Kolarov - £19m and many more to come I'm sure. That's not making any statements at all that's just wasteful and stupid spending. I certainly know better quality is available for what was paid for each of those players.

We need to make a statement by the quality we buy, not how much we spend on the players. Gerrard and Torres know the crack, they know what players are quality and what players aren't. They won't be fooled by price tags.

Some bargains available out there atm in my opinion. Mexes from Roma, contract up at the end of the season - top class defender who we could nab for £6m or so in January or free in the summer. Afellay at PSV, contract up at the end of the season so we could get him for under £10m in January, good player wanted by some of Europe's best, and openly admitted he wants to play for us or Man Utd. Go for him! Bastian Schweinstager, contract up at the end of the season, maybe have little chance of getting him but why not try? Show that we have ambition for these top players!

Its about who we go for really regardless of whether they cost £10m or £25m.

Personally, I would give Kenny Dalglish a big say in transfers. King Kenny knows the stars out there, Kenny knows the standard of player we need and I would trust him a lot more than Hodgson in the market.

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30 Oct 2010 22:40:39
To:
Can free transfers sign for a club stright away?

I thought liverpool could sign Antonio Cassano the temper'striker.

Italy striker Antonio Cassano has had his contract terminated by Sampdoria following an argument with club president Riccardo Garrone.

He would be cheap buy and we can get him now.

To answer your question, free agents can sign for any club any time.
1 example would be goran pandev, whos contract was terminated by lazio, about 2-3 weeks later he signed for inter milan
Dan

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30 Oct 2010 22:40:23
Ed the club is not in a position to take a risk on an un proven manager - we need to be back competing at the highest level in europe and at home


mikel {ed's note - every manager would be a risk, it is about finding a manager that fits the club.}

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30 Oct 2010 22:40:19
I seriously believe that we should embrace a playing approach which is consistent all across the various levels of club i.e. starting from the kids to the first team. . . Something like Barcelona do, they play 4-3-3 at all levels. . .We should have a philosophy driven by the heritage of the past combined with the needs of the present time for a bright future with reduced dependence on foreign and expensive buys. .

We should get rid of the long ball non-sense provided by Roy Hodgson and Samy Lee. . .I can't believe my eyes, the British media are slaying Torres even though he is getting zero service from the flanks and midfield. . .He is not Bobby Zamora. . But despite all this he has had a hand in quite a high ratio of goals. . .

I am not saying Klinsmann is the answer but we can't ignore that he did have a hand (and a good one at that) in the transformation of the way the German National teams play. . . We should look for someone similar. .May be Guardiola. . Someone similar. .

Ed, I know you are a big fan of Driscoll and would like him but it will be too soon in his career. . He may end up getting his reputation burnt. . But do you see someone else? . . Someone who can give us an identity in terms of the way we play football? ?. . . Thats my first question. . .

Second one is "Why not Bielsa?". . Speaks Spanish :). . .Played a very attacking 3-1-3-3 with Chile in WC 2010. . He is very innovative in his training methods. . .Will bring a lot of drive and motivation to the team (he is known as EL LOCO). . . ofcouse I doubt if he knows English but neither did Ancelotti. . . any mistakes (by me) please feel free to correct

And yes, Wonderful Site and Great Work by the Eds

Pritam {ed's note - Bielsa would be great, especially if he could bring the people responsible for Chile's fantastic youth system with him. I would think Pellegrini should be perfectly capable of doing so or Michael Laudrup, I do agree that is what we need. Someone who will have the reserves and youth teams playing the same way as the first team. Currently we have John McMahon getting the reserves playing an attacking 4-4-2, with width and pace, no wonder the reserves can't get in the first team really, it is totally alien to the first team to use either width or pace these days!}

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30 Oct 2010 22:35:59
Just 2 points:

alot of people calling for carra's head should just stop and think what he has done for the club and the city of liverpool, the guy is going to be know as a lfc great. now i think there should be 4 cb's at the club 1 young (wilson), 2 regulars (agger and maybe skrtel or buy new 1) and an experienced 1 (carra). and yes i know that means selling the greek, and so what i don't get the hype about the guy.

i think some of the so called 'weak links' ie lucas and ngog have really improved. all ngog needs to do is go to the gym and learn from j.cole on how to use his strength. for a smaller guy cole does keep hold of the ball well. and lucas is training with steven gerrard most days, christ i would be alittle better after being on the pitch with him lol.

always a red

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30 Oct 2010 22:34:55
IN REPLY TO. . .

To the sad cases who are giving carra stick, we would never of won in istanbul without carra

To the boy/ girl who posted the above link. . . . dunno if he saw my carra post on the banter sit earlier.
i agree we would never have won. . ., but that was carra playing at the peak of his form 6 years ago! !
give me that carra now and he would walk into any team. . let me ask you this? would the same king kenny who scored at wembley, would the same st john who scored at wembley, would the same rushie who scored at wembley. . play the same 6 years later?? . . no f* *in way

that was then. . and this is now, and like it or not old father time has caught up with carra "HE'S NOT WHAT HE USED TO BE". . .so DO NOT call me or others a "sad case" as we can see that carra should be no more than a cover squad member at best. .

king kenny07

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30 Oct 2010 22:26:56
The reason why Guus Hiddink is being linked with us, is because he was in england on thursday the 28th, the reason : he popped into chelski, s training ground for a quick visit and a cuppa. . . . .why?? ?. . . god knows i suppose there could be a thousand and one other reasons, but i wish it was for him to attend a meeting in london with NESV! make of this what you will.

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30 Oct 2010 22:21:09
Di Matteo as manager? what on earth have you been drinking or smoking?

Woy is not good enough full stop - we have just lost a manager that took us to 2 european finals and 2 semi finals - he needs to be replaced with similar quality . anything less is unacceptable

mikel {ed's note - how do you know Di Matteo is not of similar quality? I mean what had Rafa done before he took over Valencia to show his quality?}

Ed - He had won the spanish league and uefa cup and played us off the park with a memorable pressing valencia performance in the champions league the year before . . is this not the sort of pedigree we should be looking for ?

mikel {ed's note - I asked what he did before Valencia, after all Di Matteo has not yet had the chance at a club of the level of Valencia.}

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30 Oct 2010 22:11:52
Can people please stop linking us with players like Kranjcar, C Cole, Pavlyuchenko, etc. . these were the players we would have been looking at if we didn't have any serious dosh. . NESV's and Roys recent comments prove that we r not looking to buy any further crap. .not that i would trust Roy with the money, but NESV r serious and believe the new board would be only sanctioning deals that made sense. . .Hulk, Hazard, Honda, Afellay and possibly the likes of Marveaux, Hoarau or even Llorente. . . with the likes of Sanchez, Banega and even Mata in the summer. .

Ed, ur thoughts?


GTH {ed's note - it is difficult to say mate, we don't even know who will be making the final decision on signings right now.}

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30 Oct 2010 22:09:51
Just caught the back end of the carra debate and while il agree hes been a great servant and will/ should go down
in the hall of fame of redmen the part he played in rafas exit was pretty inexscusable and let himself down badly in my opinion , and lot of peoples opinions are reflecting that rather thaan his performances i think

kopman

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30 Oct 2010 21:51:57
Would hulk come to Liverpool
I thought that the scummers and possibly arsenal wanted him, surely he would choose them over us
Hope we do get him though he is a quality striker and would be a good first buy for nesv

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30 Oct 2010 21:47:07
Di Matteo as manager? what on earth have you been drinking or smoking?

Woy is not good enough full stop - we have just lost a manager that took us to 2 european finals and 2 semi finals - he needs to be replaced with similar quality . anything less is unacceptable

mikel {ed's note - how do you know Di Matteo is not of similar quality? I mean what had Rafa done before he took over Valencia to show his quality?}

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30 Oct 2010 21:44:31
Ed, as every liverpool fan could have guessed, aquilani is taking serie A by storm. what do you think the chances of him being recalled at the end the season are? and can we do that because i think there is an agreement in place that they can sign him for about 12m {ed's note - I am not 100% certain mate, it is very unclear how watertight the agreement is with regards to signing him.}

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30 Oct 2010 21:44:03
CAPT SALTYS GREY BEARD
you are on it too, i would never dream of selling deadwood untill he has had a run in the first team, i thought they were on about jedwood they are sh@@ bob paisleys skids

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30 Oct 2010 21:43:36
Likely Team For Tomorrow:

25 Reina

23 Carragher
16 Kyrgiakos
37 Skrtel
3 Koncheskey

17 Maxi
4 Meireles
8 Gerrard (c)
21 Lucas
10 Cole

9 Torres

subs:
1 Jones
22 Wilson
6 Aurelio
28 Poulsen
14 Jovanovic
12 Pacheco
24 N'Gog

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30 Oct 2010 21:41:35
EWingers liverpool should look at that have the pace and ability to beat players with ease that liverpool should look at are:
1)Hazard 19yrs £15-20M LW/ RW, CAM
2)Sanchez 21yrs £18-25M RW
3)Elia 23yrs £10-17M LW/ RW

For me i remember Hazard skilling and sprinting past liverpool players with really dangerous crosses and i remember a run where he ran through the middle past 3 of our players then attempting a chip on riena but for him to make a save.
For me i would pay 20M for him cos he has many years to get even better and i believe he could become as good as ronaldo in 2-3yrs.

Eds thought on hazard and how mu?ch youd pay for him or expect him to cost?

Bel=get him for up to 20M
unbel= don't get him above 15M

ali.L {ed's note - I wouldn't expect him to cost more than 20m, but if we can get him I would certainly say he would be worth more if that's what we have to pay. We need someone like him desperately, I just don't know if we have the budget to be buying him and to get the other players we need, we might have to look at players who cost less to get what we need.}

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30 Oct 2010 21:38:20
To the sad cases who are giving carra stick, we would never of won in istanbul without carra he has never ever let liverpool down and deserves respect, i can't emagine true redmen slagging carra, i remember sammi hyypia getting slagged to death then picked up his form and now hes gone everyone agrees he should be back here? we have had a bad start to the season, and all of us have to dig deep and do better fans aswell as manager and team, we will come good, so will cara, bob paisleys skids

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30 Oct 2010 21:38:15
30 Oct 2010 21:11:42
Woy has won 6 out of 66 away premier league games in his career -how the hell is he ever going to be good enough for us?

Dont get me wrong seems like a nice bloke and all that but have I missed something ?
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This is a sign, we either get rid of Roy or risk going beyond the point of no return.

We have been warned - 666.

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30 Oct 2010 21:33:58
If hulk is a target, then you can bet your house on it that he will have been on the phone to merieles, i wonder how raul is findind life on mersyside? has he said much to the press ed? is he enjoying life in the prem? {ed's note - as far as I know he is settling in well, I haven't heard any murmuring about discontent, in fact he seems to say the right things. But I don't know the lad personally to know for sure. I am sure he would want to get the best players to the club though, every player wants to play with the best team they can.}

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30 Oct 2010 21:30:45
Between me and you ed. . was i too harsh on carra or just sayin wot every other person did'nt want to say. . .

king kenny07 {ed's note - I don't think it is time for him to retire yet, but I do think it is time for him to be more of a back up player and not first choice every game.}

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30 Oct 2010 21:18:28
Great site guys
really think times up for Roy regardless of the results in the next few fixtures, he just doesn't fill me with confidence for the future, must say Di Matteo of WBA has impressed me, good young manager doing well - got them playing some good football, as far as realistic transfers go if we picked up Affelay and Honda in January they would be useful additions

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30 Oct 2010 21:17:06
Saw the rumour with Niko Kranjcar! Im sorry but this is why Roy should go if this is true! This is the type of player that as fulham manager wouldve been ideal, but not for liverpool! Same as Koncheskey and Poulson! They may be better players that we have at the moment (which is part of our problem) but not what we need to challenge at the very top! Signings like this remind me of Souness days and we all know how far that set us back! What you think ed? NIRed {ed's note - I agree, we need to be signing players to be first team players for the next few years, not just to fill in a gap till the end of the season.}

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30 Oct 2010 21:16:58
I believe we won't buy more than two players in Jan & I think they will include Honda(no brainer) and either Affellay or Hulk. I personally would be extremely happy with that & do believe we could turn things around & come close or even possibly a top 4 finish, the way I see it, as long as the players have confidence things have improved, such as ownership, bringing top players in and management(I believe Hodge won't last long before a manager of *winning* mentality replaces him) then we will be back where we belong competing for trophies. I think we will win against Bolton tomorrow and my confidence in the team is slowly but surely returning, but top or bottom of the prem i'll still love them.

Oh & did I mention Im loving Jonjo!

Scallywag

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30 Oct 2010 21:16:54
Ed, it would be a huge gamble to take a manager from a lower league that has never managed at top level. players from lower leagues do not have the ego's these over paid primadonnas in the prem do. im not sure he would command the respect of some of the players and if they don't respect him he will never be in control. as good a coach as he may be, if it back fired then nesv would end up with egg on there faces. unfortunatley with the amount of money that's involved managers do not get time, and only get the backing of the board when results are going well. i agree with most of what you say but i can't see ths one happening, as there seems to be a fashion of bringing in foreign managers, aswell as players in top flight football in this country. there are many great young english managers and coaches in the lower leagues but not many ever reach the peak and that's a shame. {ed's note - I do agree that he won't get the chance to step up from Donnie to us, but at least his name is out there and people are talking about him. When he gets a step up to a bigger club, then he can showcase his ability a bit more and maybe be the manager after next.}

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30 Oct 2010 21:13:33
Liverpool approached/ looked at:
Hazard
Honda
Elia
Hulk
Coentrao
Szalai

Those are the favourites but probs 3 signings at the most in jan.
Ideally for me:
Hazard £17M
Honda £14M
Hulk £16M

Would like Llorente, Dzeko, Sanchez but they would probs cost 20M+.

Ladders

ED(s)? {ed's note - I think you are right that Honda and Hulk look the most likely signings, both want away from their present clubs and both want to play in the Prem, and both have made it known a move to Liverpool would interest them.}

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30 Oct 2010 21:12:15
ED do you think Cassano would be a good signing after being released from Sampdoria? {ed's note - no, not in the slightest.}
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don't listen to the editor he is complety wrong cassano would be a great signing for us unfortunately he will probably go to ac or juventus.

Ps. Ed why do you think he wouldn't be a good signing. {ed's note - how many times does a player have to be sacked before he becomes a bad risk? Especially one that can't even be bothered to try most of the time and regularly puts on weight.}

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30 Oct 2010 21:11:42
Woy has won 6 out of 66 away premier league games in his career -how the hell is he ever going to be good enough for us?

Dont get me wrong seems like a nice bloke and all that but have I missed something ?

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30 Oct 2010 21:08:21
Why are people on bout matt jarvis for? yeah he plays good for wolves, but in my eyes that wud be a complete waste of transfer budget. in my opinion i don't want to see any player from the premier league that we have been linked with, move to our club that includes that lazy, inconsistant ashley young. we need to look abroad for flair and creavitivity and listen to daglish's scouting, hulk, turan and banega are just sum who have been recommended by him. so roy listen to him and pls don't buy any more of your 'bargain bin players' (poulsen, poulsen).

E.H LFC

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30 Oct 2010 21:07:17
RE: Carragher is Liverpool if we had more players like him we wouldn't be in this situation

loll, that's so funni. if we had more players that couldnt pass, where too slow to run and keep up with the game. we would be kings of 3rd division

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30 Oct 2010 21:05:55
I think when we are talking about possible acquistions under NESV, we should consider that they will have to be run thru the "acceptability" filter. This filter will be just as much about the player's good looks, clean reputation and media appeal as it will be about his ability on the field. NESV probably will look at someone like Honda, and see a player that will do a job, sell shirts, and won't be seen falling out of a nightclub every weekend. I believe those qualities mentioned earlier are just as important to the Americans as any playing ability, so don't expect any Bests, Rooneys or Gazzas (thank fk) On the plus side, expect more Owens, Keegans, Dalglishes and Alonsos.

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30 Oct 2010 21:02:28
Carragher is Liverpool if we had more players like him we wouldn't be in this situation the people who are turning on him are crazy it would be like chelsea fans turning on john terry.dont ge me wrong yeah he is getting on but he has been are best defender for years and still is. he is been exposed at RB because he doesn't have the pace but at CB still one of the best in the country the problem is he needs a quick CB to partner him in defence and apart from agger i don't think any of are CBs are up for it.My dad is a celtic fan and watchs the spl every week and he said when Kyrgiakos joined us that he is a liability and would not be good enough for us and i think that is true a couple of goals are not going to change my mind.Hodgson should go Martin O'neil to replace him i know he should be given time but withO'neil availble i think it would be stupid not to go for him look what he did at villa before the board started to sell his team.MackyD LFC ALL THE WAY

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30 Oct 2010 20:58:46
If we need cover for a postion then why not save our money and use one of the youth players. its not as if we are asking them to be first choice but they will get more opportunities this way and we can just concentrate on buying players who are going to be first choice. If they are playing and training around the best players then they will improve but when your surrounded by mediocre players then your level drops. JRC

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30 Oct 2010 20:58:37
Let's get something right, I don't think people are dissing our number 23 (carra) but let's be honest, he has not been the carra if old of late. I love carra and he Is the target players should aim for, however, he is getting slow and we should now be thinking of the future, not dwelling on the past
Andy

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30 Oct 2010 20:57:10
Can free transfers sign for a club stright away?

I thought liverpool could sign Antonio Cassano the temper'striker.

Italy striker Antonio Cassano has had his contract terminated by Sampdoria following an argument with club president Riccardo Garrone.

He would be cheap buy and we can get him now.

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30 Oct 2010 20:55:57
Odriscoll ha plays gud attackin football and loses 4-3 {ed's note - he is managing Doncaster Rovers with a budget that most League Two sides would sneer at, yet he has kept them challenging for the play offs and a chance of promotion to the Premier League for a few years now. He did well at Bournemouth too, again with a smaller budget. He gets players to perform to their optimum and he goes out to win every game. Isn't that what a good manager does? No one can win every game, not even Shanks and Paisley did that. Oh and we would be entertained once more, isn't that a good thing after all these years of boring, defensive football?}

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30 Oct 2010 20:51:55
A question for you ed, you seem a big fan of o'driscoll but with the likely out come of no champions league nxt year do you think he would be able to attract the type of players that liverpool will be in the hunt for, with him being an unknown name outside of the uk? {ed's note - I don't think it matters who is in charge, the club is the draw for foreign players anyway. There are only a very small number of clubs that are known around the world, Liverpool is one of those elite few.}

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30 Oct 2010 20:49:30
Ed, you mention your admiration for o, Driscoll. I have not followed his teams so I can only go on your word that he could be a good manager and what we are missing.

How would the current lads take to him or someone like him? Would the egos listen or just go off on one? {ed's note - that would be my worry, but I have to say that I think it is time the egos were taken down a peg or three and reminded they are only players. If we are going to see the club taken forward player power needs to be broken, the manager needs to be the one in charge and making the decisions. To go with someone like O'Driscoll he would need the kind of backing Fergie got in his early days at United, when the players were told that it didn't matter what happened they would be the ones moving on not him.}

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30 Oct 2010 20:48:37
I think we should sign Lisandro Lopez. That is a player Daniel Pacheco can look up to. What do you think?

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30 Oct 2010 20:46:24
I think both carragher and the greek aren't good enough. Only way i see the Greek being good enough is for his ariel ability. Carragher is to old i think. He's done a great service for liverpool. Only way he can play is if he's played with a mobile defensive partner (agger)

This might be a good time to play Wilson. Agger is out of favour and i think sktrel is overrated. Wilson is the future so lets give him a run in the team. Anyone agree?

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30 Oct 2010 20:43:08
Ed - I am with you in that I can't understand all these priXXs that are turning on Carra. I can only assume they are all woolies! who know f@@k all abot football and our great team.

Regardless of his form (and by the way I think he has played well this season) the man deserves a damn right more respect than some show him on here.

For me, I still dream of a team of Carraghers! !

10 more with that commitment we wouldn't go far wrong.

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30 Oct 2010 20:39:56
Latest Ladbrokes odds for managers getting the boot:

Avram Grant 7/ 4
Chris Hughton 2/ 1
Roy Hodgson 5/ 2
Roberto Martnez 10/ 1
Mick McCarthy 12/ 1

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30 Oct 2010 20:37:42
Ed, a bit off topic, can you tell me in lauri della vale has been sold to fulham in exchange for konchesky or just loaned. him and a swedeish player, can't remmeber his name, were swaped + chash for konchesky in the summer {ed's note - I am not 100% sure, the official announcement was very vague, I wonder if that was deliberately so with Dalle Valle and Kacanklic (sp?) being highly rated young players? But anyway, my belief is that it was a permanent deal for both, not loans.}

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30 Oct 2010 20:34:52
Kensuike Honda has been approached to sign for us. Although CSKA are holding out for £18million, Liverpool only willing to as far as £14milllion. Trying to thrash out a deal now, so it can go through early January. Thats according to my mate Vivek Randev, he does the tours in Anfield. He assures me this is the real deal!

The Redagade

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30 Oct 2010 20:34:19
Hi ed what do you think about woy signing jarvis, llorente, marveux(spelling) or honda in jan and then in the summer go all out for the big names for me it has to be

JAN INS PLSE

HONDA/ MARVEUX-10-12m
JARVIS-5-7m
LLORENTE
HULK
if i had to pick i think it would be honda and llorente, but to be honest i wouldn't mind any of them as long as we get at lest 1 winger and a striker and NOT carlton cole. then in summer go for

SUMMER INS

BENEGA-12m
MATA-15-18m
SRNA(free)
TAIWO(free)
EMAUALSON(free)
AFFELAY(free i believe)
HULK/ LLORENTE-14-20m if we don't get a good str in jan. oh and plse we need a new boss wat about ODRISSCOL(spelling), DI MATTEO, JOACHIM LOEW, KLINNSMAN, RYKJARDD(spelling). which one do you prefer ed?? ?? ?

my team for tomoz

. . . . . . . . . . REINA. . . . . . . . .

KELLY. . .CARRA. . .SKRTEL. . .KONK

AMOO. . .GERRARD. . MEIRELES. . AURELLIO
johnson if fit
. . . . . . . . . . . COLE. . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . TORRES. . . . . . . . {ed's note - I don't think we should be looking to sign more than one or two players in January myself, though any of those players would be good signings I think. As for the bosses, I think O'Driscoll would be a good manager, he plays good attacking football and tries to win every match.}

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30 Oct 2010 20:26:40
I think its crazy how people are turning on Carragher, in my opinion Skrtel is the problem in our back line hes at fault for alot of goals, i would rather see Agger play hes our best defender when hes not always injured. AS far as Hodgson goes hes not up to the job. What do you think ed? {ed's note - Skrtel was poor in the early games, he has shown signs of improvement of late though defensively. The problem is that it doesn't matter how well he defends when his passing is so poor he gives the ball away regularly and puts us back in trouble. That is the thing with Agger, not just is he at least as good as Skrtel defensively, he is much better on the ball and improves our ball retention and forces the opposition to close him down which stops them being able to just drop deep and defend.}

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30 Oct 2010 20:20:02
. . . . . . . . . . . REINA. . . . . . . . . . .

KELLY. . . . .CARRA. . . . . AGGER. . . . . . GIBBS

. . . . . . . . . . . .BANEGA. . . . . . . . .

GERRARD. . . . .SHELVEY

SANCHEZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HULK

. . . . . . . . . . . . TORRES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


HULK PLAYS ON THE LEFT OF A 4-3-3 FOR PORTO

SUBS-JONES/ JOHNSON/ AYALA/ SPEARING/ AMOO/ COLE/ PACHECO

GOOD TEAM CAPABLE OF COMPETEING FOR TROPHIES

Good shout but back 4 would struggle.

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30 Oct 2010 20:14:07
Ed Has Roy been given a stay of execution or is he still doomed? I for one hope he will be long gone before the transfer window opens, please give an update if possible. {ed's note - as far as I am aware nothing has changed, those that I have spoken to still believe he is still there just for the short term.}

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30 Oct 2010 20:10:36
I am one of Kyle Youngs best mates ( he is ashleys younger brother ) I live in stevenage and i was talking to kyle the other day and he says that his brother is eager to leave Villa as with the depature of Milner etc he feels he can't excel there as they are not a " big " enough club. As he is looking forward to Euro qualifiers world cup 2014 etc he knows there is interest from other clubs and he would enjoy playing in the liverpool team as they offer 100% opportunities for first team football. Im not a liverpool fan although as a stevenage fan i've been treated by some brilliant games from you guys 05 chelsea 4-4 arsenal 4-4 all the best for you lot and hope it gets better if you beat bolton you could go up many places? Im only 15 i don't really need to lie on this site cos that's stupid BTW kyle young plays for arsenal and hes awesome! gonna be big got mad skills.
P.S i love torres hope he goes to stevenage :)

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30 Oct 2010 20:06:44
. . . . . . . . . .Reina . . . . . . . . . .
Johnson. .Agger. . .Skrtle(soto). Koncho
. . . . . . . . . Meireles. . . . . . . . . . . .
. Kuyt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cole. .
. . . . . . . . .Gerrard. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . Forlan. . . .Torres. . . . . . . . .

Subs : Jones, Carragher ( his a liability at the back ), Aurellio, Kelly, Soto, Poulsen, Lucas, Babel, Jovanovic, N'Gog

Sell : Maxi - 3-5million
Insua - 5-8million
Aquilani - 8million
El Zhar - 3miliion

TOTAL - AROUND 20MIL
WAT U THINK ED ? {ed's note - I am struggling to understand why everyone is turning on Carragher, yet so many seem to think Kyrgiakos is some sort of tower of strength at the back. The guy is the main liability on the team, he is constantly out of position forcing the entire back line to have to cover.}

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30 Oct 2010 20:02:47
On the managers situation ed don't you think that frank rijkaard would be the manager John Henry would want seeing as he is trying to employ an arsenal type approach to his set up? he's stated that he won't buy over priced (older) players with high wage demands. and therefore could see frank rijkaard as an ideal and very realistic manager who can, will and know how to use his resources wisely in terms of the youth and transfer market.?
reply please {ed's note - I can see how that would make sense, he must be well known to the staff at the Academy as well. But I am not sure he has done himself any favours with the way his career developed in Turkey. He was not exactly successful.}

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30 Oct 2010 20:02:26
Emanuelson would sign for Rijkaard.He would never sign for Hodgson, and that's a fact.

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30 Oct 2010 19:59:56
2 players which we need.
Biabiany
Cissoko

Biabiany is a right midfielder who goes like a bullet.
Cissoko is a rock for lyon at left-back and he's only about 21/ 22.

what do you think of our chances if we were to go for them ed? {ed's note - I don't know mate, there is an editor with good contacts in the French game, but I don't sorry. I will ask him about them next time I speak to him for you though.}

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30 Oct 2010 19:45:56
Reina
kelly. . skerter. .agger. .taiwo
johnson. .gerrard. .merrieles. .sanchez
hulk. .torres

carra/ ayala instead of skrtel

never maybe ayala but cara needs to get faded out

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30 Oct 2010 19:45:28
I must say that i have watched nelson valdez a few times this season for hercules and in the world cupand he looks a handy player. he has the workrate and killer instinct of tevez and we should seriously look at him. he is only 27. he has been great every time i have watched him in the spanish league. do you rate him ed? {ed's note - I have been impressed with him, but I am not sure he would be the right partner for Torres to play with.}

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30 Oct 2010 19:45:20
REINA

JOHNSON SKIRTEL AGGER COENTRAO

HONDA GERRARD MERRIELES TURAN

TORRES AGUERO

MANAGER GUUS HIDDINK
Now I know this is living in dreamland but to me these 4 signings and Guus at the helm would bring us back where we belong.
Aroc

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30 Oct 2010 19:42:16
ED do you think Cassano would be a good signing after being released from Sampdoria? {ed's note - no, not in the slightest.}

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30 Oct 2010 19:40:59
Liverpool have asked Tottenham about the availability of Croatian winger Niko Kranjcar. Despite playing a key role in Tottenham's Champions League qualifying season, he has fallen out of favour in the Spurs team due to the form of Gareth Bale and the arrival of Rafael Van Der Vaart.

Kranjcar is said to be seeking a move away from Tottenham in the hunt for first team football, and he could be in luck as Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has enquired about his services.

Serveral clubs are interested in his services, but may buckle at the £7m asking price. Hodgson however sees that as a reasonable price and will move for the player in the near future.

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30 Oct 2010 19:32:11
Heard from a good freind that roque santa cruz will join liverpool in january

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30 Oct 2010 19:21:23
30 Oct 2010 18:20:57
I've heard it through the grape vine and the s*n has also reported rumours that diego forlan could be heading to anfield. .
Why oh why would you have anything to do with that s* trag and why would you use it as a source? Are you bloody stupid or what?

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30 Oct 2010 19:20:00
Not sure if I believe this myself, but a mate of a mate took his kids on the Anfield tour and he said the guide told them that it's been decided to build a new 60,000 seater stadium with the ability to increase the capacity to 80,000. Apparently re-developing Anfield is not possible. Like I say, I took it with a pinch of salt but thought I'd share!

Stell

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30 Oct 2010 18:54:41
What do you think about lfcs attempts to sign pavelychenko ed? and what strikers do you think we should sign? {ed's note - I don't think he is good enough, we should be looking at someone a bit better, like Llorente, Honda (if played up front), Wickham for instance.}

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30 Oct 2010 18:54:26
. . . . . . . . . . . REINA. . . . . . . . . . .

KELLY. . . . .CARRA. . . . . AGGER. . . . . . GIBBS

. . . . . . . . . . . .BANEGA. . . . . . . . .

GERRARD. . . . .SHELVEY

SANCHEZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HULK

. . . . . . . . . . . . TORRES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


HULK PLAYS ON THE LEFT OF A 4-3-3 FOR PORTO

SUBS-JONES/ JOHNSON/ AYALA/ SPEARING/ AMOO/ COLE/ PACHECO

GOOD TEAM CAPABLE OF COMPETEING FOR TROPHIES
BEL - YES
UNBEL - NO

ED- WOTS UR THOUGHTS? {ed's note - I think that would be an excellent team but unlikely to happen.}

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30 Oct 2010 18:51:33
. . . . . . . . . . . REINA. . . . . . . . . . .

KELLY. . . . .CARRA. . . . . AGGER. . . . . . GIBBS

. . . . . . . . . . . .BANEGA. . . . . . . . .

GERRARD. . . . .SHELVEY

SANCHEZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HULK

. . . . . . . . . . . . TORRES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


HULK PLAYS ON THE LEFT OF A 4-3-3 FOR PORTO

SUBS-JONES/ JOHNSON/ AYALA/ SPEARING/ AMOO/ COLE/ PACHECO

GOOD TEAM CAPABLE OF COMPETEING FOR TROPHIES
BEL - YES
UNBEL - NO

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30 Oct 2010 18:46:25
'these players are not good enough for the mighty lfc I repeat are not good enough for lfc. do people remember kewell, robbie keane babel at liverpool they were small fishes in a big pond and the previous clubs they were big fishes in a small pond'

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you on that. If buying players who've excelled at smaller teams is such a stupid idea then we would never have had a whole host of LFC legends. Keegan was from Sc* thorpe, Rush from Chester and many others have come from these 'small ponds.' These players can be some of the best bargains and although I've already said this I reckon two players you said were poor, Adam and Jarvis are actually good players who could get better in a good team. Sometimes you've got to take a gamble on unproven talents or those from smaller clubs, you can't always go for the cream of the crop from the top European clubs. I do get what you're saying but think that the way the club is positioned right now it needs players who are proven quality even for smaller clubs like Wolves and Blackpool to come in and do a job, maybe even excel. I'm not saying ignore the top draw players, just not concentrate on them solely as we may miss out on quite a few of the more high profile targets. I'm interested to here what others think. Do you think LFC should ignore all but top players who are proven on a bigger stage or do you think that these so called 'lesser players' could have a part to play too? Cheers

Rush

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30 Oct 2010 18:46:07
I agree with the idea of forlan and de rossi - whats your view ed? {ed's note - no thank you from me, Forlan has already failed once in England and he is not young and too expensive. Not convinced De Rossi would be a success here either to be honest, I just don't see him being a success anywhere but Roma.}

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30 Oct 2010 18:37:24
Edin Deko is a good finisher and would be a good addition to the team, but the problem is that he thrives and scores most of his goals with his head and attacking crosses, so the addition of good quality widemen would be a must if we want to sign him.
Ed, who do you think we should buy in wide positions? ?

NIRed {ed's note - has to be Sanchez and Afellay for me.}

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30 Oct 2010 18:36:31
Benzema is bloody awful.! hardly gets near a start for Real and I watched him live on Tuesday against Real Murcia and he was diabolical.!

I could'nt agree more, i have never understod what the hell anybody sees in this player, i just hope ManU buy him.

YNWA

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30 Oct 2010 18:35:55
Benzema is bloody awful.! hardly gets near a start for Real and I watched him live on Tuesday against Real Murcia and he was diabolical.!

True. lazy . if you can see it watch Porto's last game they won 4-1 Hulk was class scored a great goal to open scorin then got another. they play Academica tonite. .SMF

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30 Oct 2010 18:33:53
Hi ed - do you fink we shud switch to a 3-5-2

reina

kelly carra agger

shelvey meierles

johnson gerrard cole

torres

at least we cud convert to 1 4-4-2/ 5-3-2

in jan/ summer buy the following

hulk(incredible)
sanchez(i hope)
banega(quality passer/ cleaner lol)
gibbs(very unlikely but maybe £10m cud do it) {ed's note - no, the back three would be exposed constantly out wide if we played that way.}

ok wot bout the signings? {ed's note - I like all four of those.}

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30 Oct 2010 18:27:28
If torres forces his way out we should buy kun aguero
and benzema

Benzema is bloody awful.! hardly gets near a start for Real and I watched him live on Tuesday against Real Murcia and he was diabolical.!

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30 Oct 2010 18:24:00
Reina
kelly. . skerter. .agger. .taiwo
johnson. .gerrard. .merrieles. .sanchez
hulk. .torres

carra/ ayala instead of skrtel

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30 Oct 2010 18:21:29
Hi ed - do you fink we shud switch to a 3-5-2

reina

kelly carra agger

shelvey meierles

johnson gerrard cole

torres

at least we cud convert to 1 4-4-2/ 5-3-2

in jan/ summer buy the following

hulk(incredible)
sanchez(i hope)
banega(quality passer/ cleaner lol)
gibbs(very unlikely but maybe £10m cud do it) {ed's note - no, the back three would be exposed constantly out wide if we played that way.}

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30 Oct 2010 18:20:57
I've heard it through the grape vine and the s*n has also reported rumours that diego forlan could be heading to anfield - i personally think this would be a good signing for us, i also feel pavelychenko would be too.
p.s anyone else think de rossi would be a brilliant signing for us?

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30 Oct 2010 18:16:00
I like the sound of Edin Dzeko joining, he's a quality striker who would suit Torres all day!

What do you think ed? {ed's note - I have never seen him play well, but he does have a good scoring record.}

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30 Oct 2010 18:15:30
Not a rumour just a wishful thought.i thnk come jan RH shuld bring in
Hulk to partner torres
Sanchez for lm
Taiwo for lb

sell
pulsen & maxi

livapul shud luk like this when playn 4.4.2
Reina
kelly. . skerter. .agger. .taiwo
johnson. .gerrard. .merrieles. .sanchez
hulk. .torres
subs
jones. carra. konchesky. .lucas. .kuyt. cole. .ngog

wat you think ed?

red4eva {ed's note - I wouldn't say no to that mate.}

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30 Oct 2010 18:12:49
FREE AGENTS END OF SEASON

Urby Emanuelson LB/ LM
Ibrahim Afellay LW/ RW/ CAM
steven taylor CB
maniche CM

ed - y don't we try and get the top 2 on pre-contract {ed's note - I would hope that we will try and get them, but we can't negotiate with them yet unless we buy them.}

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30 Oct 2010 18:12:00
Work at the mirror and just heard in the office that Edin Dzeko would love a move to liverpool, expect to see in the papers anytime soon.

Id love Dzeko but if you work for the Mirror then its you and your journalistic rat friends who spread the rumour about Torres and Reina. . .
Get back under your rock. .

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30 Oct 2010 18:08:17
Can people stop linking us with these average players like jarvis, adams and steven taylor etc these players are not good enough for the mighty lfc I repeat are not good enough for lfc. do people remember kewell, robbie keane babel at liverpool they were small fishes in a big pond and the previous clubs they were big fishes in a small pond and that goes for jarvis, adams and taylor lfc need to make a statement when signing quality and proven players like when they signed torres and joe cole(who I think is overrated). We can't I except to buy players who have had a a couple good games for there respective clubs then except liverpool to buy them, I've heard a lot of people saying jarvis and adams are quality players if you think they are quality players you need you heads looking at quality players in the prem at the minute are malouda bale nasri etc kingplfc

Ps players we should go for are sanchez, poldolski, goucruff turan, hazard, affelley, elija etc quality and proven Internationals

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30 Oct 2010 18:04:37
Work at the mirror and just heard in the office that Edin Dzeko would love a move to liverpool, expect to see in the papers anytime soon.

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30 Oct 2010 17:51:21
Just a suggestion really why don't we play agger as a holding midfielder as he is a very good passer of a ball and he is strong and likes to play the ball forward what do you think ed. and please boys lets calm down a bit on these rumours a bit and be a bit more realistic please but to be honest its nice to dream {ed's note - I don't think it would be a good move, I would prefer to see him at the back where he belongs.}

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30 Oct 2010 17:46:18
We should definately buy matty jarvis from the wolves, top quality footballer and level headed. Must buy! YNWA

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30 Oct 2010 17:44:42
Phil Thompson manager no, but would be an ideal Assistant to Hodgson.

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30 Oct 2010 17:35:18
Free agent end of season Urby Emanuelson good attacking left back and brillant left strike. what you think ed?

bel - yes
unbel - no {ed's note - is he definitely a free agent? He can be a good player at times, with the right management he would be a good signing.}

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30 Oct 2010 17:31:55
Before his injury, bosingwa was being kept out if the team by ivanovic, and will continue to do so unles ivanovic moves to cb permanantly.
i agree adebayor is lazy, but he is just an exanple, we need a tall striker who can hold it up well and feed nando,

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30 Oct 2010 17:23:02
On the situation of a new manager i just thought i'd throw in the name of Phil Thompson - good local lad who knows how to manage but im not sure if he'd be interested. Havent really seen him mentioned but i think he'd be a good choice.

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30 Oct 2010 17:20:35
"30 Oct 2010 17:03:34

Not bad results for us really today. If we could pinch three points tomorrow we'd move a fair few places up the table. Can't wait to see the highlights of the Wolves-City game.

Quick question, is it wrong to secretly hope Utd win today and thus keep that fourth spot more achievable? I feel dirty saying it. {ed's note - surely you love Liverpool more than you hate United? So it would be wrong to not want the best result for us, no matter what.}"

Even if it kick started their season and lead to a run of form that brought with it number 19? Either way, i'm not saying the actual words, ill just admit i hope Spurs lose. Looking at the table it's ridiculously close, and with the upcoming fixtures everything could be different come the Jan window. One or two good/ bad results for any team would bring with it a big rise/ drop in the table presently. If Klasnic doesn't feature or his head isn't in the game then i think 3 points is a good possibility.

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30 Oct 2010 17:16:53
Heard Matt Javis had another excellent game for Wolves today. Think he would be a great signing for us and wouldn't have a massive price tag. Any thoughts people?

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30 Oct 2010 17:02:38
Hers a few realistic signings who i think could strengthen our squad.

right back: miguel, bosingwa (out of favour at chelsea)

cente back: shawcross, hangelaand, steven taylor, david wheater

left back: drenthe, coentrao

left wing: alexis sanchez, jefferson farfan, diego capel

right wing: move glen johnson up, jesus navas

striker: lavezzi, ADEBAYOR,

what do you think of each player iv mentioned ed? {ed's note - Bosingwa is not out of favour, he has only just come back from long term injury. Steven Taylor and Wheater are not good enough, especially Taylor. Adebayor is too lazy and I wouldn't want him at the club either.}

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30 Oct 2010 17:00:03
Hi ed, do you think there is anything to these Hiddink rumours. Cheers.
Ellis T {ed's note - I would be amazed if any top club looking for a new manager did not at least approach him.}

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Would love Hiddink to take over, he is my first choice. However, I don't believe the rumours that are saying that he has asked to leave Turkey and is seeking to manage Liverpool. How do you rate the chances of him coming ed? {ed's note - I doubt them as well, I just can't see him wanting to get back into club management full time.}

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30 Oct 2010 16:49:15
Hi ed, do you think there is anything to these Hiddink rumours. Cheers.
Ellis T {ed's note - I would be amazed if any top club looking for a new manager did not at least approach him.}

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30 Oct 2010 16:48:30
If torres forces his way out we should buy kun aguero
and benzema

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30 Oct 2010 16:27:56
Ed , since you said that sean o'driscoll would not be a bad appointmnet by liverpool if or when roy hodgson goes , i have made a point to watch the doncaster games or look out for their results and i have been very impressed with the way they play , slick fast-moving attacking football and i totally agree with you and he has moved into my top 3 manager wishlist
1- manuel pellergrini
2-michael laudrup
3-sean o'driscoll
marcelo bielsa just got bumped into 4th
ngs77

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30 Oct 2010 16:21:17
Ed, do u know whether there is any truth in the Hulk rumours?. .

GTH {ed's note - I don't mate, I don't even know who is making the decisions at the club right now.}

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30 Oct 2010 16:17:44
Players I feel we should sign in January:

-Hulk>£13m+Babel
-Hazard>£16m
-Afellay>£8m
=£37m

Summer:

-Coentrao>£20m
-Banega>£15m
-Sanchez>£23m
-Cahill>£12m
=£70m

Sell:
-Soto>£5m
-Skrtel>£8m
-Konchesk>£2m
-Aurelio>£2m
-Maxi>£6m
-Poulson>£2m
-Spearing>£1m
-Lucas>£8m
-Babel>£3m
-Hodgson>£0, 01
-Sammy Lee>£0, 01m
=£37m
In summary:
Cahill
Coentrao
Banega
Afellay
Sanchez
Hulk

Our squad:

Gk-Pepe, Jones, Gulasci
RB-Jono, Darby
LB-Coentrao, Mavinga
CB-Agger, Cahill, Ayala, Kelly, Wilson
RW-Sanchez, Amoo
LW-Hazard, Afellay (can also do the biz in midf).
CM-Raul, Gerrard, Shelvey, Banega
H-Cole, Pacheco
FW-Torres, Hulk, Ngog, Kuyt

A strong team as they come.Who, knows we could throw in that Honda kid.He's a player that one.

SUPPORT A MANAGER WHO SUCCEEDS AND SACK HIM THE FAILURE

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30 Oct 2010 16:15:50
Nathaniel Clyne is still at Palace, for now. Ed, I agree with you about the Wigan situation, if they get relegated I think we should be looking at McCarthy and maybe Figueroa. I also agree that Di Matteo would be a good appointment, he's worked wonders at WBA this season. O'Driscoll wouldn't be a bad shout either. Both young but have done very well at their respective clubs. Not sure if anyone's mentioned it but a name doing the rounds (LFC TV) is Mirko Vucinic. I've not seen much of him for Roma but watched him in all of Montenegro's qualifiers and I reckon he's quality. Good finisher, very alert around the box. Seems passionate too. If we could get him for under £18m I reckon that would be a good bit of business. Another we've been linked with and would like to see is Chris Brunt. He's having a good season for West Brom and wouldn't dent the funds too much. Definitely rate him alongside players such as Dann, Adam and Jarvis as players playing for smaller clubs that we should try to sign. Great site by the way.

Rush

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30 Oct 2010 16:14:37
ASHLEY YOUNG

Now can we please stop wishing for this player to come to Liverpool (i for one don't want him).

He will be a waste of money, do we really want another Harry Kewell ?

LFC1


Whats your thoughts Press Bel if you want him and UnBel if you don't !

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30 Oct 2010 16:13:24
Babel- hopefully get about 10 million. Birmingham might be interested again.

Polsen- Cant cut the premiership get about 5 million

Maxi- I know he is starting to look good but I think he will leave because mascherano left maybe get 8 million for him.
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theres no way we'd get dat much for underperforming players. . . wud u agree wit dat ed?

{Editor's Note: I would guess Babel and Maxi at £5-6M, Poulson perhaps £3M.}

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30 Oct 2010 16:08:53
Just a few suggestions who i think would improve the liverpool squad Pavel Pogrebnyak big strong russian very good, Cristian Rodriguez very skillfull player delivers a good ball as well, Rafinha strong right back move glen johnson to right midfield(same as gareth bale at spurs so much better at going forward then defending so don't make him defend anymore just like harry did with bale), Mirko vucinic quick and good finisher, Stevan Jovetic plays LM and ST hes young and skillfull type of player we need.All these players would be realistic targets for RH we don't need anymore CM or CB the players we have in those poistions are good enough we need ST, LM, RB(johnson is not RB he is RM)what do you think ed? (hopefully Hulk rumors are true as he is very strong good finisher) Liverpool will not win anything til they play 2 strikers(with 2 decent back ups as well) MACKY D LFC ALL THE WAY! {ed's note - I am not so sure about some of those players, but I can see why you have suggested them.}

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30 Oct 2010 16:04:33
Vdv/ metgod cheers ed chat again soon {ed's note - ok mate, take care and hope to speak to you soon.}

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30 Oct 2010 15:57:06
I think we have to go get jarvis from wolves, he is class, proven in the premierleague, great speed and can cross the ball, torres would be on the score sheet every week.

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30 Oct 2010 15:31:45
Your right ed nothing was concrete regarding vdv but metgod did sdvise him to join spurs their were rumours of other clubs inc a big liverpool! all rumours are reported and those that are not worth the paper they are written on are discarded the liverpool rumour was one that was not discarded! how do i know? the man himself, i know you have contacts and im sure they are ok and if they are get metgods number and call him! i understand supporters do not like to see their club rubbished or be turned down and are at times to trigger happy when replying to a post and are infact posting effortless garbage and calling an original post by the same name! sounds childish does it not? {ed's note - I have said a number of times in the past that I think Spurs were his best option anyway and he would probably have chosen them mate. I wasn't disagreeing with the fact the Metgod would have advised him to join Spurs, just that he wasn't choosing over other teams, it was a choice between Spurs or staying until January. Unfortunately we got Joe Cole and so were not looking to add anyone else in that area when VDV became available.}

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30 Oct 2010 15:30:00
Reports in Germany are that 24 Year Old Edin Deko is preparing to hand in a transfer request at Wolfsburg. Reports suggesting that the Bosnian striker would love a move to Liverpool.

The transfer fee for the 6 Ft 3 Striker would be in the region of over 20 Millio which would be a bargain for a striker with a goal record of 79 Goals in 125 Apps.

He was also voted 13th in the 2009 Ballon d'Or behind Cesc Fabregas in 12th And Torres And Gerrard in 10th and 11th.

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30 Oct 2010 15:28:19
Ed just out of curiousity when the new board is fully in place and as you say roy being on borrowed time , who do you think would advise them on the next manager of lfc because although they might be top in their field of business i think there knowledge of football would be next to nil even by there own admission, just a thought mate

kopman {ed's note - not many people agree with me, but myself I would want them to look at some young up and coming managers, Sean O'Driscoll and Roberto Di Matteo, for instance.}

sorry for the confusion mate but i was asking who nesv would seek advice from over a new appointment ie would they consult broughton or dalglish (who would probably recommend himself).just wondering who would make this major decision as if its left with nesv they have no real knowledge of the game so making the right choice would be 50-50

kopman {ed's note - sorry mate, I misread your post. I think you will find a number of them actually do have a fair amount of football knowledge, at least one is a big Liverpool fan and has been for years. I would expect the board to consult with Dalglish, it really depends on how difficult the search is, you don't need to ask for help if there is an obvious choice interested.}

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30 Oct 2010 15:20:22
I think it is now time that the first option from the bench for the wings should now be Nathan Eccleston ahead of Babel and Jovanavic. Everytime i have seen him play he is full of pace and always wants to beat his man. . . do you rate him ed? {ed's note - yes I do, though he didn't do well on his loan spell last season.}

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30 Oct 2010 15:06:26
Ed who do you think is/ are likely to join us {ed's note - I don't know mate, and nor does anyone else right now.}

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30 Oct 2010 14:58:42
Dont really care if this post is believed or not but its true! carlton cole (west ham) & swp (man city) will be the only players joining the reds in january! the reason van der vaart never signed was because johnny metgod advised him that it would be a huge mistake to join liverpool & not spurs! {ed's note - VDV never had the choice to join Liverpool, the only concrete offer to leave Madrid in the summer was from Spurs. Nothing to do with Johnny Metgod or anyone else at all.}

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30 Oct 2010 14:57:49
EDS NOTE
regarding the managers ya mentioned you would like to see take over. i doubt it would be very likely. because of the big name players we have. we would have to remove them first. but i like to go back to the old days and appoint within the club or someone that has at least played for us. ian rush steve nicol that kinda person.

if shankley was a manager today in lower leauge and with us in higher leauge i doubt we would of apointed him {ed's note - unfortunately I think you are right.}

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30 Oct 2010 14:48:45
Ed. do u thing well be gettin quality players come jan {ed's note - I certainly expect one or two quality additions, yes.}

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30 Oct 2010 14:39:00
30 Oct 2010 10:13:39
Cassano of sampdoria seems his time there is up they have sent a letter to the league stating that he's being officialy taken out the squad.will be available in january with inter and juve interested.he's a great player has matured alot but obviously still has issues with authority.i'd like to see him play for us, if it was possable what do you think ed? {ed's note - no thank you, he has a number of issues, including fitness, weight, attitude, I wouldn't want him at the club.}
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Never really thought he was any good. Certainly not as good as Zola and Baggio. He has a terrible attitude problem and was basically 'sacked' by Fabio Capello at Roma and when Capello rejoined Real Madrid in summer 2006 he immediately placed Cassano in the reserves and on the transfer list.

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30 Oct 2010 14:38:37
As far as good squad players go that would add depth and be relatively inexpensive, what do people think of Jarvis of Wolves, McCarthy of Wigan (I know he's injured) and Clyne of Palace? I think they would add something to the team and be infinitely preferable to the likes of Poulsen. That being said, I still think players like Shelvey, Pacheco and Kelly should get more game time. Ed, what do you think?

Rush {ed's note - didn't Clyne leave Palace in the summer? The other two are decent players, though it might be best to wait until summer to look at Wigan players, they will have to sell if they end up relegated.}

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30 Oct 2010 14:36:27
Renato augusto is NOT joining liverpool, neither are affeley(goin to barca), taiwo(in talks with b.munich) and llorente(wants to stay in spain).

however wot i believe will happen are -
HULK £12m and babel
TURAN £9m and insua

ive heard kenny dalglish has strongly reccommend the above to roy and john henry.!

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30 Oct 2010 14:28:44
THE HULK IS COMING TO ANFIELD IN JAN FOR £12+BABEL

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30 Oct 2010 14:20:13
Please Please Please stop mentioning Carlton Cole in the same sentence or paragraph as Liverpool FC. . it is insulting. I hope Roy doesn't even think about signing him, if he did, Nail in one's coffin I would believe. I agree with a lot of people posting about Honda (class player, inventive, skillfull great at free kicks-excellent from a commercial point of view) and LLorente(possibly the missing link and different option to compliment El Nino). One player I would break the bank for would be Michel Bastos at Lyon.OMG what a signing he would be! But probably not a chance!. We do require 2 new decent centre halves, as Skrtel has had 1 good season, Carra as much I love the guy, is tugging shirts non stop, Agger who is our best central defender when fit(which is a problem glassback) why is he not playing?.Glen Johnson just awful in every sense of the word, 18 mil we were mugged!Build the team around
Reina- (best in the world-awesome keeper)
Agger
Kelly
Gerrard
Cole
Meireles
Torres

Keep

Shelvey
Konshesky
Kuyt


Would like

Honda
LLorente
Bastos
Mata
New CB Not aware of anyone young good upcoming

Nando Ranger Shelvey
Kuyt

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30 Oct 2010 14:07:24
A lot of people here have their hearts set on Fabio Coentrao for our left back position but I believe Domenico Criscito of Genoa is a superb player @ half the price. I was watching Rafa's Inter last night play away to Genoa and believe me at the end of the game Inter were terrorized on their left wing by Criscito, ala Gareth Bale, showing most of the time a pair of clean hoofs to none other than Maicon, for me the best right back in the world right now. He was unlucky not to score. He would cost around 12-15 million and would definitely fit well within our present policy of buying young, hungry and marketable.

The only drawback would be the fact of Italians not travelling well out of Italy (much like the English). Also AC Milan and other Italian clubs are interested.

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30 Oct 2010 14:04:11
Ed just out of curiousity when the new board is fully in place and as you say roy being on borrowed time , who do you think would advise them on the next manager of lfc because although they might be top in their field of business i think there knowledge of football would be next to nil even by there own admission, just a thought mate

kopman {ed's note - not many people agree with me, but myself I would want them to look at some young up and coming managers, Sean O'Driscoll and Roberto Di Matteo, for instance.}

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30 Oct 2010 13:53:34
The person who said our net spending would be 26 million with maxi poulsen konchesky and babel going out
and the wages would be too much when there all on about 50k a week and taiwo bout the same same with affeley llorente maybe 80k sanchez 50k

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30 Oct 2010 13:47:09
There is a rumour that Guus Hiddink is in talks with the Turkish Football Federation for a release so that he can take the Liverpool manager position.

Which source please as i haven't seen such rumours?
Cheers

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30 Oct 2010 13:35:26
Roy has claimed that he is willing to spend £20 million on a single player in January. That player will be Fernando Llorente. On top of this, Roy will earn £15 million by selling Ryan Babel, Milan Jovanovic and Christian Poulsen in order to bring in Ashley Young.
Yes, we are losing three midfielders for one but this means that players like Spearing, Amoo and Pacheco will be given a chance more often.

Here is what we will play:
4-4-2
Reina
Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Konchesky
Young, Gerrard, Meireles, Cole
Llorente, Torres

Back ups:
Jones
Darby, Soto, Carragher, Wilson
Kuyt, Lucas, Spearing, Maxi/ Amoo
N'Gog, Pacheco

Thanks,
Sahil

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30 Oct 2010 13:30:54
ED why do you believe that llorente would not want to come to liverpool. . would he not want to partner torres up front, and maybe torres could convince him to come. .llorente might feel that if him and torres were amazing together that he might break into the spain squad
team id like to see!
. . reina. . . . .
kelly. . agger. . skertl. . taiwo/ drenthe/ mavinga
afelly. . gerrard. . . .meireles. . .cole
. . . torres. . llorente/ lisandro. . .
also play ngog and pacheco against the weaker teams! !
taiwo/ drenthe 5million
afelly 7 million
llorente/ lisandro 15-20 million

sell
johnson 10 million
poulson 3 million
maybe kuyt in a swap for david santon

also couldnt agree more with the poster earlier about conor wickham. .any time i have seen him he looks descent but no worth 10 million! !
Wat do you think of that team ed? {ed's note - I have never said Llorente wouldn't want to come to Liverpool mate, I actually think he would be keen on the idea.}

same poster. .sorry ed but there is one editor who keeps saying we have no channce of getting him. .great site by the way. . very addictive! ! {ed's note - oh ok, I thought I saw something from an editor about him being a Basque so not being likely to move, I just didn't understand why he thought that. Basque communities are spread all around the world, they certainly don't mind leaving Basque regions.}

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30 Oct 2010 13:26:35

To the guy who said this
October 30 at 12.19

"Finally, for all the rumours of Liverpool loosing a generation of supporters, I can safely say this is rubbish. . I'm only 18 and have completely missed out on the glory days, ., . I've never been to Liverpool. The majority of my mates are die hard Liverpool supporters and we live 10 000 km's away from England. . what many fans fail to realise is that Liverpool isn't just a club, it's a culture. . and no other club in England (bar Man United) can claim that., . . But who want's to support those rubbishes?
This club was and always will be destined for greatness, all it requires is patience"

Well in lad, you're as vital now as you've always been. YNWA

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30 Oct 2010 13:17:34
ED why do you believe that llorente would not want to come to liverpool. . would he not want to partner torres up front, and maybe torres could convince him to come. .llorente might feel that if him and torres were amazing together that he might break into the spain squad
team id like to see!
. . reina. . . . .
kelly. . agger. . skertl. . taiwo/ drenthe/ mavinga
afelly. . gerrard. . . .meireles. . .cole
. . . torres. . llorente/ lisandro. . .
also play ngog and pacheco against the weaker teams! ! !
taiwo/ drenthe 5million
afelly 7 million
llorente/ lisandro 15-20 million

sell
johnson 10 million
poulson 3 million
maybe kuyt in a swap for david santon

also couldnt agree more with the poster earlier about conor wickham. .any time i have seen him he looks descent but no worth 10 million! !
Wat do you think of that team ed? {ed's note - I have never said Llorente wouldn't want to come to Liverpool mate, I actually think he would be keen on the idea.}

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30 Oct 2010 13:14:23
Noticed Roy talking Davies up in the press. Hope I'm correct in thinking we'll be sniffing round him in Jan. Would offer us a good option along side Torres, can play the lone striker himself and would also look after Ngog or pacheco when they're playing. I also think A Young would be a class signing. The lads full of talent/ pace and is at the right stage in career to step up a level. Two good english lads with things still to prove to them selves. (Ed?)

EPortRed {ed's note - I would take Davies, a decent short term option who could help the likes of Ngog toughen up.}

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30 Oct 2010 13:12:47
Hi! Am the only son to john henry and linda pizzuti. Do you believe that guys? How can you? Then how can you believe what these kids crap out here. Kids who say their fiance's sister is marryin michael gordon and jokes of that sort are not liverpool fans at all. Why do you guys have to bluff to give some nonsense rumour about augusto here. Sick. . And you call yourself a lifelong fan. Tell me you play liverpool in fifa 10 and have augusto in your playing xi I shall believe.
Dont come here and cook up stories and claiming relationships with our owners and dinners with them again.

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30 Oct 2010 13:03:48
Editor, if Juve offer the agreed fee for Aqua in the summer do we have to accept it? Is it not possible to just reject the offer and make him come home? I ask because he has been playing really well this season. {ed's note - it depends on the loan contract we agreed with them, I don't have access to it so I can't tell you.}

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30 Oct 2010 13:02:44
There is a buy out clause in a.youngs contract of only 14mil and he won't sign a new contract until after january. now ed i know you don't like him but if it comes dowm to him for 14mil or sanchez, mata or hulk for 20-25+mil i know who i would sign every time. lets face it all the talk on here about these lads but he is the 'prem proven' winger were linked with and with a possible 10mil on the others he is the only one who is not a big risk. what do you think ed? for 14mil? "you'd ave ta! ! ! ! " {ed's note - I wouldn't take him for 1.4m personally, I don't rate him at all, like I keep saying he goes missing when the going gets tough. Right now the going is tough so he would be a waste of money.}

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30 Oct 2010 12:41:08
Hiddink your having a laugh ha ha ha ha

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30 Oct 2010 12:37:03
Everybody needs to calm down and think before they start to pick roys team for him. We would all like Liverpool to come out of the January transfer window with a world class team but is it as easy as you make it sound? Firstly : ibrahim Affelay- amazing player but in talks with barcalona
Taiwo-good player which could easily end up at Liverpool
Sanchez-good young player but a manure fan so if there is a battle for him I know who he would choose
Wickham- Liverpool fan but does he want to end up like babel, Lucas, aquilani and insua OR Ramsey, marida, Walcott, Gibbs, fabregas and wilshere/ / bale, Lennon, huddlestone? Personally I'd rather be at a team where I would get a game even if it is the carling cup instead of rotting in the reserves!
Then there is the issue EVERYBODY bring up:
How many times have I seen:
Sell aqua 12 babel 8 jova 6 poulson 4 konchesky 5
And buy sanchez 14 turan 12 Taiwo 10 banega 15
Net spending 26 BUT has nobody taken in consideration that the players nentioned above will have at least double the salary of the useless ones we need to sell!

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30 Oct 2010 12:36:22
So the total spent on Poulsen and Konch is around about 9-10 mil?! and spurs got VDV for 8! ! we have aurelio who is better than konch and lucas has been our holding mid for ages now hes made 80 appearances at age 23! Meireles is good Joe cole is alright but i can't get over that 10 mil. we lost benayoun a top player who loved our club and Riera who is natural left winger. our team has just gone down hill i hate all the average players its depressing. I would rather we went all out in jan and signed a big name player for around 25 million pounds such as Bent, llorente, Gomez, Lopez rather than young talent save that for the summer; Loic Remy, Whickham Elia. Please liverpool can we sign a big player Preferbly a striker who will get lots of goals so we can be in Europe come the summer then we can go on a building process still so annoyed POULSEN?! CHRISTIAN POULSEN?! nice one hodgson. D* K

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30 Oct 2010 12:28:19
"Does anyone have any actuall rumours? Sick of coming on here and reading hundreds of posts of peoples wishful starting 11 and paragraphs on peoples opinions on who we should buy who are never going to sign for us unfortunately! Anybody got REAL info"?

Carlton Cole will be signed in January! !

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30 Oct 2010 12:26:28
ED, please put it on rumour page.
LIVERPOOL JUST NEED GBP20m-25m IN NEXT TRANSFER WINDOW! PLEASE STOP SAYING LIVERPOOL NEED 100M! NESV is not Sheikh!
EXAMPLE:
ins
Lukas Podolski or Young15m
Mirko Vučinić or Fernando Llorente 22m
afellay 5m
total:42m

outs
aquilaini 12m
babal 7m
maxi 1m
total:20m
net:22m
I am not saying that liverpool will buy these players definitely, but what i want to say is GBP20m already enough to build a world class formation!
ED, do you think this can happen?
bel-yes unbel-no

{Editor's Note: Aquilani is out on loan so will not be sold until the end of the season. It is hard to see Llorente moving top Liverpool}

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30 Oct 2010 12:26:24
"30 Oct 2010 07:39:29
What are the odds at drawing at Bolton today

I reckon it won't be a walk in the park like blackburn was. blackburn where all over the place in centre of def and densive midfield was out of sorts. Although blackburn where slow and lacked anything up front that could hold up the ball. Bolton should be a lot better team.

Plus bolton have a few players that like to play footbal as well as strengh in kevin davis. So i figure best result here will be the draw away from home.

This will put Roy's job back at risk, but it seems like a millions miles away from last team. The win has changed the mood. But it won't be enough. Verdict is draw.

The defeat to chelsea. Chelsea will beat liverpool by 4 goals. Really make the team look bad as they are. It will be time for Roy Hodgson to leave the club and new manager to replace him.

This then throws the question of transfers back up in the air. As people will be running for the doors"

Or another way to look at it is:
Blackburn got men behind the ball and looked solely to counter, a style Liverpool have shown a problem in breaking down in recent years. Bolton under Coyle look to actually play football and come forward which should leave more space for us to work in, providing we show the same level of urgency to our play as against Blackburn. Kyrgiakos has the turning circle of an oil tanker, but he and Skrtel can head the ball all day long so the threat from Davies is not as powerful as first it appears.

I'd say Torres, with renewed confidence, will have Cahill (overrated) at sixes and sevens and a 1-0 away victory is on the cards.

Quite why you'd think that the loss of a manager who by all accounts has lacked support from the players would mean those same players running for the door is frankly baffling.

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30 Oct 2010 12:19:17
Hi guys, this is my first post despite me being an abid viewer of this sight over the past 5 years. .

Firstly to the Ed(s), great sight, keep it up

On to rumours, there've been many names thrown into the hat regarding which players would make us compete again. . I was lucky enough to go to 19 World Cup matches (Including Japan, 5 Spain matches and 1 Chile) and 4 Confed Cup matches. . In those matches I got to see the like of Llorente, Honda and Sanchez, 3 prominent names on this sight, , , I can safely say that each of these players would do wonders for our team and provide us with totally different dimensions. . When you see them live, you can obviously see many off the ball incidents which you wouldn't be able to otherwise, , , what makes these players world class is their positional play. .

Llorente, although not the fastest is brilliant at timing his runs and has great vision for heading the ball, he could easily be a target man and hold the ball up for Torres. It's all very well saying we need wingers, but if we first get a target man in like Llorente, we'll have the option of bombing balls in from wide areas and having Torres for through ball passes. . That's two natural finishers

Secondly, Honda's first touch is impecable, and he holds the ball up extremely well for someone not so big, his vision for the through ball is fantastic and he'd be brilliant in a number of positions. . a real utility player with a sweet natural left foot

Lastly with Sanchez, his ability to take on a player is something sorely missed in our team, , , along with his pace and vision and ability to stick to his wide position, he is exactly what we need. .
These 3 players will give the team natural confidence to play an attacking game, meaning we can defend with attack and play very attractive football. . Let's just hope Roy has a pair to implement this strategy. .

Finally, for all the rumours of Liverpool loosing a generation of supporters, I can safely say this is rubbish. . I'm only 18 and have completely missed out on the glory days, ., . I've never been to Liverpool. The majority of my mates are die hard Liverpool supporters and we live 10 000 km's away from England. . what many fans fail to realise is that Liverpool isn't just a club, it's a culture. . and no other club in England (bar Man United) can claim that., . . But who want's to support those rubbishes?
This club was and always will be destined for greatness, all it requires is patience

Your thoughts Ed? {ed's note - you have picked out the 3 players I would love to see us buy and I agree with what you said about the generation of fans. Clubs as big as Liverpool get fans because they are Liverpool not because we are winning things.}

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30 Oct 2010 12:15:13
Hi there, just need to say some things

Liverpool obviously must change scout team -> why the hell they bought Poulsen & Jovanovic?? they could rather burn that money
We play hard football, not delightful to watch and Liverpool must play different way, more attacking modern play, faster and not like they torture the ball
and imo we need a new manager for that (Klinsmann or Spalletti would be my 1st pick) and a few new players

now some rumours:
LFC could be prepared to pay up to 25 million to bring the 27-year-old Paraguayan goal machine Oscar Cardozo from Benfica FC
LFC made 8, 5m pounds offer for N. Kranjcar

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30 Oct 2010 12:10:56
Liverpool have spoken about Afellay, and have had serious looks at Hulk and Hazard.

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30 Oct 2010 12:10:36
For some reason paddy power
no long have the liverpool odds up today]

but they was

frank rijkaard 6/ 5
mon 4/ 1
kenny 13/ 2
hiddink 13/ 2
hughes 14/ 1
flores 20/ 1


but if wondering why paddy power too them off along with man u odds and newcastle odds to replace manager

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30 Oct 2010 11:54:02
What we need is a striker like hugo almeida of werder bremen to partner torres he is a quality player!

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30 Oct 2010 11:50:32
Ed, what are your thoughts about Matuidi, plays for toulouse and is a midfielder. . Media is linking him to us. What kind of player, is he? I haven't seen him play. . {ed's note - to be honest I have not noticed him, I don't get to see a lot of French football but I have seen Toulouse play and he never stood out for me.}


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That's because he plays for Saint Ettienne lol. {ed's note - that explains why I don't remember him when I saw Toulouse.....}

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30 Oct 2010 11:49:09
Ed, Blaise Matuidi didn't stand out at Toulouse for the simple reason that he doesn't play for them.He plays for St.Etienne and hes a decent enough player.Largely a defensive midfielder, hes combative style is similar to that of Nigel de Jong at ManCity. . .but the question is, why do we need a defensive mid? . . we already have more than enough centre mids, his signing will only hinder Shelvey's and Spearings's progress. . Also we should not even be thinking of buying LUCAS Barrios. .His first touch makes N'Gog's look like Zidanes. .believe me, the Argentinian born Paraguayan player is utter crap. . he needs atleast 5 easy chances before he scores and the only reason hes scores is cause he plays a leauge where defending is a hobby. .


GTH

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30 Oct 2010 11:42:39
There is a rumour that Guus Hiddink is in talks with the Turkish Football Federation for a release so that he can take the Liverpool manager position.

He would be brilliant IMO.

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30 Oct 2010 11:37:13
Does anyone have any actuall rumours? Sick of coming on here and reading hundreds of posts of peoples wishful starting 11 and paragraphs on peoples opinions on who we should buy who are never going to sign for us unfortunately! Anybody got REAL info?

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30 Oct 2010 11:30:39
Alexis sanchez should be our top target even though he likes united. then another striker or an Aguero type player, the man himself would be perfect.
from jan
. . . . . . . .reina. . . . . . . .
john.carra/ skrt.agger. konck
. . . gerrard.cole.raul. . . . .
sanchez. . . . . . . . .aguero
. . . . . . . .torres. . . . . . .

till the summer, then a new lb, cb, cf, dm?

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30 Oct 2010 11:22:06
Ed if a player was loaned out for a season can he be sold to a differant club in jan? {ed's note - it has happened before now, so yes he can be sold.}

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30 Oct 2010 11:20:59
APPENTLY we have beaten off manchester united and arsenal
to sign ashley miller from gillingham

according to mirror


ya know anything about him ed {ed's note - no, only heard of him because we have been linked to him recently.}

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30 Oct 2010 11:18:57
Renato Augusto looks a useful winger but would seem to be a bit injury prone.

CR

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30 Oct 2010 11:17:38
All people putting there wish list together need to touch back down to reality. we have no champions league, we have no star name manager to attract star players. instead we have a manager who got us knocked out the league cup to northampton ( a realistic cup we should have been aiming to win) plays a second string team in the europa cup ( a cup that we should be aiming to win) and has 2 wins in 9 games in the premier league. who in there right mind would leave a valencia or any other big club to come here at the moment? if in the next 3 games maximum points from all competitions have not been taken then roy should be shown the door! it won't happen but it should happen! from a realistic point of veiw , losses from city and united can be excused a draw to arsenal a good result, but the rest of the games should have been won. unless results change rapid and we climb the league table then forget players like banega, lorente etc, but more players like poulsen and konchesky im afraid. yes the club has a great history, but does a great player from abroad care that we were great in the 80s.( i doubt it.) roy must stand.
agree or disagree?

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30 Oct 2010 11:13:51
LFC Denny

Thanks, I had never heard of your contact before , can you give us any background on him and do you think he will make a good board member?
Pity no news on a new manager, I really think we need one.

CR

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30 Oct 2010 11:13:18
"30 Oct 2010 00:27:47
Why are so many people thinking we can get players from city? surely the summer transfer window made it quite obvious that city are unwilling to sell any players to their 'rivals', unless part of a deal, ie, milner to city, ireland to villa. they made this clear when they sent their best player from last season on loan to cardiff, even though a host of clubs were vying for his autograph including spurs. so no swp, no roque santa cruz and definitely no adam johnson
we do need more homegrown talent though. we have 21 players in our 25 man squad and we are at our limit of 13 foreign players over 21, if we want anymore foreign players we need to let some go, or just keep what we have and try for 4 more homegrown players.
my 4 would be
cahill
baines
lennon
agbonlahor"

Where did you read about a limit of 13 foreign players? The rules merely state that 8 of the 25 man squad must be home grown, which is a requirement we already meet, therefore we could buy four of the foreignest foreigners that ever were foreign if we so choose in January.

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30 Oct 2010 11:08:38
BREAKING NEWS
odds have slashed guus hiddink to be the next liverpool manager so if he comes i expect 2-4 changes
ins
taiwo-7mil
turan-15 mil
unless he sells lucas and poulsen expect -defour 15mil
gomez - he should be on the cheap- 12mil

total ins 49mil

outs
aurelio 3 mil
poulsen 3mil
might be lucas 8mil
babel 8

total outs 22mil

so 22 + 30 = 52mil
reamining budget = 3mil

ed any comments

liverpool4lfe.com {ed's note - no mate, I wouldn't have a clue what Hiddink would do.}

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30 Oct 2010 10:54:16
The royston drenthe rumour has been thrown around alot again lately mostly due to some good performances in la liga.

I for one, think he would be a great signing he a strong attacking left back, young, lots of potential and we could get him on the cheap.

Imagine, Glen johnson attacking down the right, drenthe down the left, giving us extra width we desperatly need; and with a centre midfield who barley move never mind go forward (lucas, poulsen) they would be able just to slip into cover if needed

its a real option which could solve our width issue
go get him roy!

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30 Oct 2010 10:41:19
Neither a clear out, or spending frenzy will happen in jan, as any player brought in will need time to settle, by which time the season will almost be over. the real business will be done in the summer. 2 players will be brought in jan, a left winger and a right winger, ashley young is being courted and so to david bentlley, both good young players, joe cole will then play just off torres in a 4 4 1 1 formation. now be before people start having a rant, we need to look at the facts, ashley young has great potential, and playing with the likes of gerrard and torres week in week out rather than petrov and heskey can only bring out the best in him. david bentley a few years ago was almost un playable at times and was expected to be the new "david beckham" on the right flank for england. he is neither a spurs reject a carp player, he is just second choice behind lennon at spurs. with these to players and gerrad and mereiles in the middle of the park i think this could be the start of some good times. like it or not we won't have champions league football again next season and star players will not want to move here unless crazy wages like at city are offered. things under nesv will take time and could take 3 -4 seasons to get back challenging at all levels.

ed, what are your thoughts on those two players?
and that team come the end of jan? {ed's note - I don't like either player, neither are good enough in my opinion.}

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30 Oct 2010 10:38:23
Long time Liverpool fan from Boston. .first time poster, but seeing as I believe to have genuine LFC information, I don't think there's a better place to share it than here. Michael Gordon (new LFC board member) is actually seeing my fiance's sister. Went to dinner with man last night, and the name I was able to get out of him was - Renato Augusto. Don't know if it is Roy or Kenny's target, but that 100% is the name that was given. My name is Dennis and frequently read this site. I'll be back to take the shame if I'm wrong about this, but watch this space because this is quality first hand stuff.

PS - The man said he knew nothing about any possible managerial change anytime soon.

- LFC Denny

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30 Oct 2010 10:29:48
Since our club has a slow start to the campaign and we are still uncertain if our beloved club will be in the top4 , most of us don't believe that and i sadly agree to that . top 7 should be our goal + either FA cup or Europa league or both .

What i would like to see for players would be

Schweinsteiger(likely , very impossible) very good player Best in midfield in the world in my opinion and only 25.

Honda , had a great worldcup also very flexible with position and great attitude (top signing for me)

and possibly a strike partner for torres, i would go for Lucas barrios from Borrusia dortmund , Good pace, and strong on the ball

ED your thoughts on Lucas barrios? ? (i know what you think about honda and schwein ) ty {ed's note - good player, from what I have seen, wouldn't be my first choice, but he is not one of those that would make me wonder what the hell they were thinking of buying him.}

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30 Oct 2010 10:28:10
Cassano of sampdoria seems his time there is up they have sent a letter to the league stating that he's being officialy taken out the squad.will be available in january with inter and juve interested.he's a great player has matured alot but obviously still has issues with authority.i'd like to see him play for us, if it was possable what do you think ed? {ed's note - no thank you, he has a number of issues, including fitness, weight, attitude, I wouldn't want him at the club.}

Have to agree with ed. he is nothing too good, I have seen him play and never liked him. . If it would have been Pazzini, we should be getting him, but Cassano. . he is not that good. .

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30 Oct 2010 10:23:12
Ed, what are your thoughts about Matuidi, plays for toulouse and is a midfielder. . Media is linking him to us. What kind of player, is he? I haven't seen him play. . {ed's note - to be honest I have not noticed him, I don't get to see a lot of French football but I have seen Toulouse play and he never stood out for me.}

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30 Oct 2010 10:13:39
Cassano of sampdoria seems his time there is up they have sent a letter to the league stating that he's being officialy taken out the squad.will be available in january with inter and juve interested.he's a great player has matured alot but obviously still has issues with authority.i'd like to see him play for us, if it was possable what do you think ed? {ed's note - no thank you, he has a number of issues, including fitness, weight, attitude, I wouldn't want him at the club.}

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30 Oct 2010 10:13:15
Hi Ed,

Re my earlier post, I know I went some way to amswering my own question. I suppose I was wondering if somehow, subconsciously, it was having an effect on our performances ?

Not a rumou, just an Observation / Question.

By the time we play Spurs on 28th Nov. wewill have played 15 Prem Games.

Of those 15, only 3 will have been played on a Saturday.

Why?! (I know we are unfortunately playing our European Games on the Thursday, but even so, there have been , will be occassions when we have not had a Europa Legue Game, and still played not played the Prem game on the saturday)? ?

{Editor's Note: You have answered this in part yourself. Other reasons include the power of the media to control the timing of games.}


{ed's note - in my opinion it is an easy excuse, rather than a reason. The day and time a match is played should not affect the team's ability to play, the training should be adjusted to suit and get the team ready.}

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30 Oct 2010 09:49:48
Would you like to see santa cruz in a liverpool shirt?
timmo lfc {ed's note - I would rather see Santa Claus is one meself!}

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30 Oct 2010 09:28:50
Sell in January:
Babel- hopefully get about 10 million. Birmingham might be interested again.

Polsen- Cant cut the premiership get about 5 million

Maxi- I know he is starting to look good but I think he will leave because mascherano left maybe get 8 million for him.


They are the only three I would sell I don't know why people want to get rid of dirk kuyt because he is one of our best and most hard workers in our team and also it would be stupid to get rid of milan jovanovic he gives us balance in the squad being a left footer.

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30 Oct 2010 09:24:55
Hey ed, first of all want to congratulate and thank you for putting up this site :D

anyway, what do you think is the percentage that we can get these players during jan and summer. and ofcourse we couldn't get all of them so who would you prefer

benega
affelay
coentrao
a. young
llorente
honda

YNWA

{Editor's Note: 20%, 43.2%, 25%, 10%, 1%, 20%)

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30 Oct 2010 09:17:11
Hello Ed's and all, If the Ed's could kindly post this on the rumour page.
I would like to clarify a few things:
This is my first post since the Rijkaard saga a few weeks ago. I will start by telling you about my source. His uncle was heavily involved with Real Madrid's support base in Africa. His uncle passed away and my source has taken over that position.
He informs me that Real Madrid are keen on bastian schweinsteiger, so lets hope he goes there and not Manure. He also informs that Real Madrid have been scouting Ada Turan since 2005, however they feel he is always upstaged by another winger in the world hence why they haven't bought him.
He also informed me that he investigated the Manure situation (claiming they have money to spend): Apparently Manure put away the transfer money for Ronaldo and where able to get another 90m loan which they used for debts. They are seen as stable so they will be aloud to use that 90m from Ronaldo's sale in the transfer market.
On a personal level i'd like to question why people think the new Prem rules regarding "buying players with club profits" has gotten everyone excited? Perhaps i have read it wrong, but there is nothing stopping The roman abramovich's of the Prem League from Flooding their clubs with 'capital' which will surpass their club debts, hence resulting in the club making a 'profit' each year.

Opposed to just directly giving the clubs money to buy players, they will just put that money into the club (that money will be regarded as an asset[loosely speaking here]). Therefore they will continue to have money to buy anyone / everyone. .

In terms of the transfer window, our biggest deal sweetener is the fact that people will get First Team Football. The draw back will be Roy Hodgson as manager, for i feel not many rising stars (as Liverpool state we want to buy) - will want to be managed by Roy. . With that aside, i feel we should Definetly buy Afelly. He is an outstanding player which lots of creativity. I think we should look at buying more wide players and creative midfielders. I doubt buying a big-name striker will be the best option, with our players used to playing with one upfront. Wide-men who have an eye for goal will be a better option as they can also support Torres upfront e.g Ronaldo & Di Maria at Real Madrid.
I must admit Lucas is improving and i wouldn't sell him as he could become a vital squad player if not better. .

South African YNWA


{Editor's Note: You need to digest the financial rules again. What you are suggesting will not be possible.}

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30 Oct 2010 09:08:26
Who thinks Davide Santon would be a good buy? We could either get him on a loan with a view to buy, as part of a swap deal or for around £7-10m. I think he would be interested as he isn't getting in front of Chivu and Maicon, and needs to play every week if he wants to challenge Criscito for a place in the national team. Plus he is young and if we wanted to, could sell him for a high figure I feel.

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30 Oct 2010 08:52:35
Reina

Johnson Carra Skrtel Taiwo

Benega

Mereiles Gerrard

Kuyt/ Cole/ Sanchez Torres Cole/ Afellay

Sell:
Poulsen 2m
Jova 6m
Babel 8m
Kuyt 12m (maybe if we get both afellay and sanchez)

I would love to see this team.
Long passes from gerrard and benega
good runs from the wingers and overlapping runs from the full backs.
and top class finishing from torres.

What do you think ed? Any players you would replace or add from this line up? YNWA!

{Editor's Note: I think neither Taiwo nor Sanchez will be available to us. Taiwo I expect to stay at Marseille, and I cannot see Sanchez coming to England with the possible exception of Manchester United. I very much doubt Liverpool or the London clubs could attract him.}

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30 Oct 2010 08:29:14
Ed, what are your thoughts about Pazzini from Sampdoria? between him and Llorente, who is the better one?

{EDitor's Note: Pazzini every time. The thing is we are only coming up to a mid-term transfer window where I would not expect to see a great deal of significant business carried out. It will be difficult to get clubs to agree to sell and players to agree to move, so don't expect too much.}

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30 Oct 2010 08:25:33
30 Oct 2010 03:40:31

Hmmm close escape. . . .

Kenny Huang, the Chinese businessman who claimed to be fronting a takeover of Liverpool in August, was dramatically served legal papers before attending a conference at a West London hotel on Friday.
Prior to talking about the future of sport in China alongside Peter Kenyon at the Global Sport Summit, Huang was confronted by private detectives who served him a writ accusing him of fraud and deceit, an action which could end up costing him as much as $10 million. - The Telegraph
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A VERY LUCKY ESCAPE INDEED. DUBIOUS INDIVIDUAL TO SAY THE LEAST. PITY BRYAN SWANSON OF SKYSPORTSNEWS DIDN'T SHOW SO MUCH INTEREST IN HUANG IN AUGUST. INSTEAD PRESENTER JIM WHITE TOOK AN APOCALYPTIC SWIPE AT LIVERPOOL ON THAT FRIDAY NIGHT IN AUGUST WHEN HUANG DROPPED HIS PUBLICITY SHAM 'BID', WHICH WAS NEVER A BID EVEN CONSIDERED BY BROUGHTON.
WELL DONE TO THIS SITE FOR TELLING US HUANG WAS A SHAM AND HIS 'BUSINESS INTERESTS' WERE NOT WHAT HE SAID.

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30 Oct 2010 08:14:52
Not a rumou, just an Observation / Question.

By the time we play Spurs on 28th Nov. wewill have played 15 Prem Games.

Of those 15, only 3 will have been played on a Saturday.

Why?! (I know we are unfortunately playing our European Games on the Thursday, but even so, there have been , will be occassions when we have not had a Europa Legue Game, and still played not played the Prem game on the saturday)? ?

{Editor's Note: You have answered this in part yourself. Other reasons include the power of the media to control the timing of games.}

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30 Oct 2010 08:13:37
- Reina -
-Johnson- -carra- -skrtel- -taiwo/ coentrao

-benega-

-Gerrard- -Mereiles-

-Navas/ Ribery/ Cole- -Torres/ Forlan- -Affelay-

-what do you think ed? (although navas and ribery are almost impossible, navas has homesickness and ribery bayern won't let go) - any other right wingers?

sell:
Kuyt
Maxi
poulsen
babel

{Editor's Note: Afelley is a possibility.}

- Hey ed, can honda play as right wing? then lets get honda, afellay and coentrao or taiwo. Torres doesn't need a strike partner what he needs is 2 wingers, 2 attacking midfields and 2 full backs that will feed him the ball and attract the defence as well.
PATIENCE! top 4 at the end of the season! YNWA!

{Editor's Note: It won't be six changes. As I said, Afellay is a possibility and I do expect a striker as well. Taiwo is in the "almost certainly not" category as he wishes to stay in Marseille. Honda is after a new chanllenge I am told, so it will depend who else is going to make him an offer.}

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30 Oct 2010 08:03:38
Re this post . . .

29 Oct 2010 23:49:19
I have just read an interesting article regarding boston red socks from a couple of years back in which henry says:

"if the right people were already at the sox then there would be no need for us to buy them"

this to me indicates change of management and board. with the board changes already taking place. whats your thoughts ed? {ed's note - well that quote doesn't really say that, it suggests a change in players instead.}

The meaning depends on the context. I'd love to see what he said before & after that sentence. It could apply to the owners, management, coaches or players. Anyone know where the article was posted?

Grayswood

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30 Oct 2010 05:32:09
I'll be disappointed if we move for Ashley Young in the January transfer window.

Young hasn't performed on a consistent basis in over two seasons now, and he hasn't lit up in a Villa shirt in that time. His deliveries are poor aswell. And the worst thing that is Villa will probably want about £15m for him and there are vastly better players available out there for that price.

He's over-rated because he's English! Man Utd and Chelsea were sniffing around but they have "seen the light" as they say. There are reasons Capello rarely picks him for the national team.

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30 Oct 2010 04:25:09
I don't see why everyone seems to want us to sign this Ipswich fella Connor Wickham. For a start, I personally believe that about 80% of the people who are drewelling over him have rarely seen him playing before and are just jumping on a bandwagon of people who seem to think he's the next big thing in English football.

I've seen him a few times and have seen nothing that had me in awe. He looks like he has potential, but he's playing in the Championship for starters. I did see one or two things which showed he had something. Personally, I just think the papers have seen a 16/ 17 year old lad play for a relativly big Championship team, score and then plant it all over the papers that he's the next big thing in football.

Look at Michael Owen, scored 18 PL goals in 36 PL appearences when he was 17. Wickham has scored 5 in 35 in a lower league.

Look, before people start ranting, maybe I'm wrong about him. But its just annoying to see every young English player with potential made out to be the next Pele or the next Rooney or the next Gerrard or whatever. And I certainly wouldn't risk paying £10m for him! Imagine paying £10m for a 17 year old in these circumstances? Its crazy! Absolotly crazy.

People need to remember that Henry said every penny spend will be spent wisely, and paying £10m for this kid is not wise spending. So time to stop the love affrair with Wickham and accept he won't be a Liverpool player in January, nor the Summer.

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30 Oct 2010 04:02:29
- Reina -
-Johnson- -carra- -skrtel- -taiwo/ coentrao

-benega-

-Gerrard- -Mereiles-

-Navas/ Ribery/ Cole- -Torres/ Forlan- -Affelay-

-what do you think ed? (although navas and ribery are almost impossible, navas has homesickness and ribery bayern won't let go) - any other right wingers?

sell:
Kuyt
Maxi
poulsen
babel

{Editor's Note: Afelley is a possibility.}

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30 Oct 2010 02:42:38
Obviously the team will be re-built around our top players, so at the moment torres is just the shadow of his former self and the biggest boost to his self confidence would be to get the best person to compliment his skills on the pitch, another striker he knows! one name comes to mind, david villa, why don't we go all out to make this possible! i.e is there a buyout clause in his present contract? etc, etc. just imagine with them both in attack, scare any defence in the epl, it would be great if it could happen!. . . .who knows?

{Editor's Note: There is no chance of David Villa - aside from the fact that he is at a very successful club, he has repeatedly made it clear he does not wish to leave Spain.}

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30 Oct 2010 02:30:21
Wrote a message on here a while back stating that I would like to see us sign Mata and gibbs.

Seen a lot of Mata over the years and although could possible struggle physically in the epl, I have always thought potentially as good a player as silva or iniesta ( good passing, pace , movement of the ball and tidy finisher ).

Gibbs is 2nd choice l/ back at arse, will one day be 1st choice for england massive potential, and although arse would be reluctant to sell a bid in the region of £15m I don't think they could resist, on top of that we would offer him 1st team football and a more competetive salary.

Also a player I love watching is Thomas muller, Fantastic, more of a dream signing but bayern are struggling, would offer £20m + maybe even a deal with Kuyt, Doubt would happen but would love it.

Thoughts Ed cheers,

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30 Oct 2010 01:21:27
2 scenarios: Give Torres either a strike partner or a midfield maestro. Lets say we already signed 2 wingers (Hazard and Turan) who will give support and/ or a utility player (Honda), plus one winger. We can spend on one more player. But who?

Scenario #1: Give Fernando Torres a strike partner. It has been our Achilles' heel for past seasons. Some say he needs a target man. Others say he needs a skilled forward. One of: Llorente, Dzeko, Lopez, Suarez, Hulk, Gomez.

Scenario #2: Remember when we had, I would say, when one of the best engine rooms in Europe with Alonso and Mascherano? Well, both left. But, we have Meireles. One more midfielder needed who has the an eye for the pass. Step up, Ever Banega. This will put Steven Gerrard "in the hole", where he scored like crazy two seasons ago.

So, which scenario would you pick?

Bel=scenario 1
Unbel=scenario 2

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30 Oct 2010 01:03:17
Why don't liverpool buy Yakubu from everton. powerful and pacy and seems to be over his injury.

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30 Oct 2010 00:36:48
Just wondering about strikers.

Is roy going to buy someone old who will make a big impact for rest of season. Then turn into a Robbie keane?

Or will he buy somone younger with alittle more protenial to become a world beater in 3 years time?

Benfica's striker Oscar Cardozo is 27 -?
Diego Forln 32 this year. - just wonder if he can hack prem - he flopped at man utd as a young man. so why would he be better now?

liverpool will prob pick up bargin basemen Jlio Baptista from roma who is on last year of his contract and has few issues with other roma players.

or we may get another Fernando in Fernando Cavenaghi who is been loaned out by Bordeaux.

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30 Oct 2010 00:27:47
Why are so many people thinking we can get players from city? surely the summer transfer window made it quite obvious that city are unwilling to sell any players to their 'rivals', unless part of a deal, ie, milner to city, ireland to villa. they made this clear when they sent their best player from last season on loan to cardiff, even though a host of clubs were vying for his autograph including spurs. so no swp, no roque santa cruz and definitely no adam johnson
we do need more homegrown talent though. we have 21 players in our 25 man squad and we are at our limit of 13 foreign players over 21, if we want anymore foreign players we need to let some go, or just keep what we have and try for 4 more homegrown players.
my 4 would be
cahill
baines
lennon
agbonlahor

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30 Oct 2010 00:23:19
29 Oct 2010 23:39:13
The way i see it is 5 players to come in, this being 2 in january and 3 in the summer.

expect Honda and Llorente in January, followed by in the summer Ever Banega/ Javi Martinez, Taye taiwo and Arda Turan. If u count Taiwo as free we should be spending about 60-65 million. Thus selling at realistic prices,

Aquilani 12m
Lucas 5m
Skrtel 7m
Maxi 2.5m
Babel 6.5m

32 million net spend. Does anybody think we can't afford 33 million net?

ed, what do u think on this? {ed's note - Honda would shift so much merchandise that you can pretty much count him as a free transfer as well. With that in mind, I don't see any reason why we couldn't afford it.}
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With the interest repayments no longer an issue and money from player sales i think we we could afford them. They are excatly the kind of players we need. My only concern is that Llorente will go to Barcelona as a straight replacement for Ibrahimovic.

What could be done is IF Barca want Torres in the summer, And if Torres wants to leave then they could give us a free run for Llorente. I seen that Real Madrid were also interested in Llorente but not as much s Barca and hopefully LFC.

The original post is what you could see happening in January and the Summer. 2 players in January Llorente (hopefully) and Honda. Then in the Summer Benega, a recognized striker and Conor Wickham (for the future), Taiwo (most likely) and Turan.

Blair Mayne YNWA

{Editor's Note: I still expect Taiwo to sign a new contract at Marseille.}

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30 Oct 2010 00:09:17
I can't believe chelsea have the bells to go for Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich while we look at rejects. only a season and half ago we played chelsea in champions league semi's

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30 Oct 2010 00:06:13
Liverpool are on alert after reports in Spain suggested Atletico Madrid were preparing for the exit of Diego Forlan.

The Uruguayan striker was one of the stars of the World Cup and has a phenomenal scoring record in La Liga with 123 goals in 215 games

Liverpool have been heavily linked with the player, and the striker has previously admitted that he could leave his current club if the right offer is made.

Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reports that Atletico are keen on Lisandro Lopez from Lyon, with the club seeing the striker as a potential replacement for Forlan.

Reds boss Roy Hodgson is keen to strengthen his attack, and the Liverpool boss has been promised funds to spend in the January window from new owners NESV.

The Anfield side are searching for a strike-partner for Fernando Torres, with Oscar Cardozo, Mirko Vucinic and Mario Gomez all linked with a move to Liverpool

Atletico Madrid >Lisandro Lopez from Lyon,
Liverpool - Diego Forlan >

{Editor's Note: It makes you wonder why Lyon are so keen to unload Lopez?}

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29 Oct 2010 23:54:52
I have just read an interesting article regarding boston red socks from a couple of years back in which henry says:

"if the right people were already at the sox then there would be no need for us to buy them"

this to me indicates change of management and board. with the board changes already taking place. whats your thoughts ed? {ed's note - well that quote doesn't really say that, it suggests a change in players instead.}

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he refers to "them" as being the club, so i do feel that he ment the management as they were replaced soon after

{Editor's Note: If he was talkiing about the management he would not use the term "buy them". It is without doubt a reference to the players.}

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29 Oct 2010 23:51:25
I know i may get slated for this but we really could do worse than targeting steven pienaar and ibrahim affelay. . .they are both out of contract in the summer these are the kind of players that nesv may be interested in after all every dollar spent will be wisely spent ( a strategy i personally agree with because that should mean they will only ever sign quality) after picking up the free (or cheaper) players who would improve the squad our real budget could be used for one or two marquee signings. ynwa

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