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05 Oct 2017 16:15:25
I have heard whispers that Liverpool might be considering adding Jamie Carragher as a defensive coach for the first team. Is there any truth in this?

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05 Oct 2017 16:21:18
They should make him his own little technical area right behind the goals.

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05 Oct 2017 18:28:42
Watching touhline will be impossible.

We hane one big actor with his heavy mettle antics and with Carra's passion they both will ens up doing a Wwe bout.

It will be super duper show.


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05 Oct 2017 18:38:33
I'd have Reina, Carra, Hyypia, Gerrard, and Alonso all on the backroom team!

Maybe Luis Garcia as well? And Crouch?

One day when I'm in charge.

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{Ed025's Note - you will have to fight me and harry for it george..

05 Oct 2017 23:39:42
I’d play carra right now.

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06 Oct 2017 11:14:54
Has he even got any experience in coaching?

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06 Oct 2017 14:01:41
These whispers, do they happen often?

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06 Oct 2017 19:18:48
I would genuinely rather have our U18s coach play in our defence right now, at least he would be switched on and get stuck in and play for the shirt. I’m not saying this would happen at all but it tells a story when Gerrard the youth team coach is the best player out of the whole defence probably still now lol.

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06 Oct 2017 06:28:36
George T that should be a quick fight.

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05 Oct 2017 10:13:56
Question for Ed2, Can is free to sign a pre contract from January. Has Bayern showed any interest in the player lately mate? Renato Sanchez has been terrible and I don't see him featuring in Bayern side again! They desperately need someone to sit infront of their back 4 with the departure of Alonso. Can is young and free. He would welcome a return back to his native?

Thanks Mate.

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{Ed002's Note - No, the interest is from Juventus who will look to either buying him for a lower amount in January or look to a pre-contract agreement with Can.}

05 Oct 2017 10:41:04
Thanks mate.

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05 Oct 2017 20:36:06
Do u think it's a problem in a squad too have players the other players must know want to leave an are eventually going too leave i. e emre can an coutihno it's not a good vibe I think or example too current players, I am jus asking do u think it effects the team jus seems our morale down.

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{Ed002's Note - Can wants to play at the highest level and play on a regular basis - that is not an option at Liverpool. Players are transients that come and go - Keita will arrive in the summer. Stuff, nothing else.}

05 Oct 2017 21:43:18
Can is not a defensive midfielder.

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05 Oct 2017 22:40:03
Ok thanx I am jus asking cos it's an unsettling influence in my opinion cos u don't know how commited the player is who plotting too move, I would like too think full squad is commited in an ideal world.

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05 Oct 2017 23:05:43
Ed 2 when u say stuff nothing else do u mean sod can keita is a much better player.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not entirely sure I understand the question. I was not however proposing to perform an unnatural act on either of them. I am not a Liverpool supporter - why would I?}

06 Oct 2017 12:39:45
Do u like sheep, unnatural acts included.

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{Ed002's Note - I like alpacas.}

06 Oct 2017 18:42:50
Smart answer ed knew u had taste.

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04 Oct 2017 20:22:17
Media rumours about that we have interest in the 20 year old Turkish midfielder, Yusuf Yazici?

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04 Oct 2017 23:02:33
never heard of him but after a quick google search, apparently utd and atletico madrid want him as well - any good?

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04 Oct 2017 23:28:53
Another attacking midfielder, just what we need.

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03 Oct 2017 15:48:38
Again after the international break we're on at 12:30 on a Saturday morning! How on earth do they get away with this? Last time we played 12:30 on a Saturday after an international break we lost 5-0. Is it really rocket science to move that game to a Sunday afternoon? Let Swansea play Huddersfield Saturday morning and move Liverpool Man U to Sunday.

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{Ed025's Note - ahh diddums, its the same for both teams jezza and its just another excuse ready for if things go tits up mate..

03 Oct 2017 18:01:05
Jezza has a fair point swansea and huddersfield will have less players away on international duty stop bein an ass ed25.

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{Ed025's Note - no you stop thinking that liverpool should get preferential treatment because they were good 30 years ago you prat!..

03 Oct 2017 18:01:24
We always bloody lose when the temperature is between 11 and 13 degrees as well, just you watch it will be 12 degrees and we will lose, absolute joke. 😂.

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{Ed025's Note - heaters are the future mikey..

03 Oct 2017 18:09:17
Im not thinkin of lfc both manutd and lfc have more players on int. Duty your the pratt seein what you want to see.

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{Ed025's Note - im not the one complaining kloppcat, ok then give them 3 weeks off to charge their batteries, most of them wont play 90 mins on thursday and they are finely tuned athletes so whats your problem?

03 Oct 2017 18:20:35
Plus lfc v manutd is the one of biggest games of the year and should be the sunday 4pm game.

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{Ed025's Note - i dont think thats your decision to make mate..

03 Oct 2017 19:58:41
Get a room you two.

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03 Oct 2017 20:46:34
Assume it's also got something to do with not giving the attending fans a chance to get tanked up beforehand.

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03 Oct 2017 21:15:55
I don't think he wants preferential treatment ed just to be treated the same as everyone else. There's no doubt it's a disadvantage to play early on the Saturday after an international break and we had it after the last International break so why make us do it again? So why put us at a disadvantage twice in a month when everyone else gets extra time to prepare? It's a valid point.
I can see why you don't care you'd have us playing on the Friday morning at 6am if you could but for us it doesn't seem fair.
Just because we are one of the biggest clubs in Europe and people want to see us play our games are moved to inconvenient times. But you just wouldn't understand that would you ;-)

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{Ed025's Note - "were" one of the biggest seems more apt ings, because of the money sky are putting into the game they have the right to decide when clubs play, its a big game david at home to goliath and the target audience will be mainly asia, thats just the way it is im afraid mate..

03 Oct 2017 21:31:34
Ed25 you made a point which should have shut everybody up. They are finely tuned athletes. And on top of that paid millions per year for it.
Blaming the international break is literally an excuse because they are still doing their job, playing professional football. it’s not like the summer breaks when they play literally no football at all except maybe a kick around with their kids or w. e.
And it’s not just our players who are playing internationally either is it?

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{Ed025's Note - your dead right phil, at their age i was paving by day, training twice a week and playing saturday and sunday, the only thing that bothered me was ear ache from my bird mate..

03 Oct 2017 21:35:04
The biggest game in the premier league between England's 2 most decorated clubs. It's a massive game as both teams are hugely supported worldwide so they are of course after the audience. I understand it but still don't think it's right that just because of our worldwide draw we get pushed from pillar to post. Could be worse though we could be a team no one wants to watch like you muppets!

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{Ed025's Note - your right ings, but if we were on tv i would hate to think that "the peoples club" supporters would bawl their eyes out like 10 year old girls saying "why is it always us", "its not fair","boo hoo"..grow a set will ya mate..

03 Oct 2017 22:18:40
Time we stopped making excuses and doing the business on the pitch.

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03 Oct 2017 22:11:50
Bitterness runs deep.

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04 Oct 2017 01:01:44
An article says lfc players will travel @76k miles, utd 68k hudddersfield 28k (got a couple of auzzies in team) and swansea 8k. makes no sense havin lfc v utd the early kick off.

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04 Oct 2017 01:22:20
No bitterness, just reality - why should the schedule be set to make it easier for any one club over another. no excuses, same for both teams, let's just get on with it and smash the mancs or we only have ourselves to blame.

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03 Oct 2017 22:07:17
God ed025, surely you should know by now that the fixture makers and tv studios are against LFC becoming great again and the only reason we aren’t is every bodies fault except our own?!?! 😂.

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{Ed025's Note - i completely forgot about that westwood..

04 Oct 2017 08:44:35
In fairness, Liverpool will be in the exact same boat as United. It would be much less fair if it was, for example, Liverpool/ United vs Huddersfield where a bunch of players would have played 36 hours ago for one side, but the other would have had 2 weeks off.

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04 Oct 2017 09:43:09
Be Positive boys we haven't lost a game in October in 7 years. Mooreen will park the bus happy days, just deal with the next game but be positive!

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04 Oct 2017 16:59:21
It’s the same for both teams. Facts are that if they win it will be down to our poor defending and lack of quality in midfield as always, not the time of kick off. And let’s face it, on form they’re likely to batter us whatever time the kick off is at the moment,

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04 Oct 2017 18:22:15
It makes no difference as the only team we will be playing is the team that also kick off at 12:30.

Get a grip, it's the same for both sides.

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{Ed025's Note - absolutely mate..

05 Oct 2017 00:31:26
As an Aussie fan I'm pretty happy with the 12:30 kick off. Makes it a watchable time here.

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06 Oct 2017 01:22:00
What are the busses like that time of the morning?

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03 Oct 2017 12:38:29
Just quick question Eds's just wondering it's been mentioned that Amanda stavely was at the Newcastle game to look at potential investment into Newcastle. Would it be possible it was really us she was there for? (Possible investment that is) P. s is she a Liverpool fan as being reported or is this just papertrash?
Cheers great site!

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{Ed001's Note - she was there to watch us and sort out a deal to buy Newcastle, I believe she is a Liverpool fan, at least according to someone who was involved in the aborted attempt by DIC to buy Liverpool. Impossible to say, as she could have been saying that just to get her foot in the door I know, but you can only go on what information you have available to you!

There were some NDAs signed with Ashley in the first steps towards a deal being completed. Still early days though for it, but at least Rafa might have something to look forward to.}

29 Sep 2017 09:35:33
Ed is there any chance we could look to bring Keita in January or is it not happening at all?

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{Ed002's Note - It may be possible if RBL end up bottom of their CL group and Liverpool were to be willing to pay yet a further supplement to to transfer fee.}

29 Sep 2017 09:55:24
Probably best we just leave it till the summer, let's save our funds for defenders.

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29 Sep 2017 11:07:18
Thank you for reply ed. Are you aware if the club are considering pursuing it if indeed RBL circumstances are as you say?

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{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea - but I don't see why they would jkeep throwing money at a player they already have an agreement for that has yet to convince many that he is worth anything like what Liverpool are prepared to pay.}

29 Sep 2017 13:53:32
i agree with you Ed on not paying more money as we already have an agreement. But i do question those who are not convinced that he is worth what we paid for him especially in todays market. I think he is performing better in the german league than pogba was in the italian league and we're getting keita for almost half that price for a player playing in a better league and not playing for the run away best team.

Not making this about man utd or pogba just using a comparison of players in the same position, same market ect. infact id also say none of our current cm's barring coutinho could have the same impact at a team like RBL as keita.

for me coutinho, firmino, mane and keita is the quality of player needed to win things, will give salah time but very impressed with him also.

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{Ed002's Note - It is a long way from half the price and Keita performances are very inconsistent.}

29 Sep 2017 14:19:43
Sadly, It's the Liverpool way ed002.

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29 Sep 2017 15:48:44
I think many on here are convinced by his talent ed. And considering what we were willing to pay had we acquired him this summer, the price we agreed for next summer looks like a steal! I think he's a good pickup, but I'm just going off what the eds have told me and the occasional video.

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29 Sep 2017 17:59:09
Most have never seen him play other than videos or u tube highlights.
He is well regarded by a lot of people within the game but the epl is like playing a different sport at times so you never know how its going to work iut for players in the epl even when they have obvious potential.

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29 Sep 2017 20:57:48
A few years ago around the time we signed firmino I would of been furious with 70 mil for keita, but after last summer. Yes we have signed a 35 million cm for more than double but city sign a 25 mil rb and lb for 50 mil each. Tottenham signed a young 18 mil cb for 42 mil. Everton signed signurdaon for 45 mil, drink water for 40 mil, ox 4o mil. It was a mental summer, and it's properly not the end of it all.

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29 Sep 2017 18:51:34
Out of interest, I wonder how many full games Ed02 has watched him play to say he's overpriced in today's market. ;)

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{Ed002's Note - I wonder where you found those words? You will have to point out where I said that. I am not making any claims about him - right now you want to make an issue of this for some reason, let's hope you can substantiate it with yet another attempt at screwing with the Eds that makes Liverpool fans looking embarrassingly stupid.}

29 Sep 2017 22:27:22
I for one respect ed002's opinion. He has shown sound judgement in the past on numerous occasions. 🤝.

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29 Sep 2017 23:05:12
Having read the post from smplfc which is a little confrontational and makes that one supporter look embarrassingly stupid I wonder why you (again! ) have to tar us all with the same brush. I also think the the comment is unnecessary but then so is your comment. Why don't you just ignore the man and not use it as an excuse to attack us all?

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29 Sep 2017 23:52:22
Ed, the ";) " at the end good sir, was a reference to the posts you're likely to receive on this site asking the question that I did, but with those posters actually meaning it.

I see now that due to constant friction on this site, you just assume that a Liverpool fan couldn't possibly be trying to have a laugh with you.

I'm not making an issue of what you've said. I've not seen the guy play a full match myself.

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30 Sep 2017 08:06:15
He's a fantastic player, I have seen him play tons of times over the past year or so and he will add top quality to the team there's no doubt about it. I see him ending up one of the best CM in the league. Shame we couldn't get him in the summer but at the same time, exciting we know we've got him coming in.

Ed001 - you seen much of him mate? would appreciate your views if you have done.

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{Ed001's Note - a couple of times this season and he does look excellent, a massive improvement on what we already have.}

30 Sep 2017 08:43:10
Agreed, I know it's not really relevant but thought id share. I was looking at Kante and different stats, comparing him to Keita, and was quite surprised.

So Kante - He's scored 10 and assisted 14 in 173 appearances.

Keita - Scored 34, assisted 27 in 142 appearances.

We all know Kante is a fantastic player so I'm not taking that away from him but this really goes to show just how good Keita is.

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{Ed001's Note - hmmm not so sure it shows anything other than Keita is more attacking.}

30 Sep 2017 08:51:15
Exactly my thoughts mate, Kante offers loads he's simply fantastic in my eyes, imagine them two together, only one can dream. Thanks ed001 for your time mate.

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{Ed001's Note - that is very similar to what Chelsea have with Bakayoko to be fair.}

30 Sep 2017 09:45:21
Yeah that's true, Bakayoko is another special player, technically gifted, strong, fast. Doesn't matter what we say, Chelsea have a top notch squad, I'm hoping we're heading in that direction and with Keita incoming plus god knows who else, it does look promising, to me anyway.

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30 Sep 2017 07:54:10
Ed2, we all trusts you info and insights, but you did say not long ago that your rarely watch games anymore. If your search function wasn't a dog's breakfast I'm ssure I could find it lol but it's Algoods anbyways, I think we're supposed to be not worrying about money anyways right!?

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{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what most of that means.}

30 Sep 2017 11:56:37
Keita is a raw talent. Has everything to be a world beater but needs guidance. He is young and Klopp is one of the best at development so imo a good buy. Plus he's African and African players are very physical (I know, I'm half Ghanain and have played a lot of footie there), the physical side of the prem won't scare him. He will be naturally stronf.

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30 Sep 2017 12:01:43
Ed002 might not watch much football but don't under estimate his input. Clearly he knows people who are in a far better position than anyone on this site to give us an unbiased opinion on a player or the club. The issue is that a good deal of fans really don't like the truth or facts, they take it as an insult and get their knickers in a twist. The man is seldom wrong, Fact!

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30 Sep 2017 13:00:41
And people are also too quick to state that some people are acting like idiots, just to cosy up to the Ed's.

As I previously stated, my post was an attempt at 'banter' with Ed02. Clearly due to the abuse he has received previously on here, his sense of humour failed to identify that it was a harmless post.

Regardless of that, let's hope Keita repays every penny.

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01 Oct 2017 12:21:43
I do remember Ed2 saying stoke were to come good last year or was it this year 😉.

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03 Oct 2017 11:19:07
Is there a chance Keita could pull out of the deal if LFC do not get in the CL next season?

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{Ed002's Note - No, he is contracted to sign and UEFA has been informed of the deal already (such that FFP considerations can apportion costs to the correct years).}

03 Oct 2017 13:25:25
I remember Ed 2 saying Moyes would struggle - he was correct, he also said the the LVG tenureship would "end in tears " he was correct.

Let's hope he continues in the same vein with Mourhino 😎.

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27 Sep 2017 14:32:46

So it looks like Ancelloti will be leaving Bayern at the end of the season.

I remember you mentioning something about Klopp wanting to manage Bayern or vica versa.

Do you think there will be an approach from Bayern for Klopp if Ancelloti does leave?


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{Ed002's Note - Yes it is on the cards that CA will be leaving a year early and Bayern are indeed considering their options. Whilst Klopp did want the job this will not be good timing and will be a year ahead of previous thoughts. Right now I would not expect an approach.}

27 Sep 2017 16:25:33
Then maybe we can have a exchange with Bayern.

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27 Sep 2017 19:25:59
Klopp's profile has taken a serious beating and will not be on top 3 of BM radar.

They will be looking at Hoffenheim mgr and others.

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28 Sep 2017 02:42:33

Klopp's profile has "taken a serious beating"?

How exactly? Took a struggling side from 8th to 4th, plays exciting creative football. We've had some struggles recently, but any idea his stock has thus fallen seems petty and silly.

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28 Sep 2017 07:12:20
Klopp can't seem to set up a defence so his rep has been hit surely. The UK media have fallen out of love with him as have some fans.

Hope he stays though.

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28 Sep 2017 14:22:40
Ancellotti has just been sacked!

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28 Sep 2017 14:35:21
Before I say, I just want to clarify before anyone has a go at me I do not want Klopp to leave or am I trying to slate our Manager. Ed01 in the unlikely event Klopp goes to Bayern who realistically would you have to replace him at the club? Asking really to get your thoughts on Managers you think highly of after your recent article about overrated managers.

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{Ed001's Note - I honestly cannot think of a realistic choice.}

28 Sep 2017 15:00:54
Rafa Benitez? Would jump at the chance to return to the club, and he would bloody do something about our awful defense.
And before people jump on my back, I want to clarify I do not want Klopp to leave. BUt its inevitable he will leave at some point for Bayern, so we need to be prepared for that.

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28 Sep 2017 15:25:55
Good Shout Buzzer can't think of any other option apart from him to be honest. Matter of time before he falls out with Ashley at Newcastle so I agree a reckon he would definitely be up for a return to us.

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28 Sep 2017 15:43:19
As our Sporting director is lacking in experience, I'd replace Klopp with a more experienced manager. They could also then act as a mentor for Pepjin Lijnders.

Someone who is exceptional at the job, a seasoned veteran, but relatively realistic; like Jorge Jesus, Mauricio Sarri or Carlo Ancelotti.

I'd love Allegri or Simeone but they are not going to leave the clubs they are at, for Liverpool mid season.

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{Ed002's Note - Super Stevie Nicol is available.}

28 Sep 2017 15:56:48
No thanks 002! Nicol was a great player, but he is a little bit of a mouth piece nowadays! Haha. He has been publically scratching towards a fair few current players as well!

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{Ed002's Note - You don't think a dream team of SSN and SSG would work then?}

28 Sep 2017 16:31:22
Can i gouge my eyes out instead?

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28 Sep 2017 17:08:22
Tom werner says our new sporting director is world class . After his first summer in charge of transfers world class at what?

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28 Sep 2017 18:18:24
Ancelloti was my first choice over Klopp, would be interesting to see what team would be had CA been appointed.

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{Ed025's Note - a boring one..

28 Sep 2017 19:08:00
Klopp can set up a defence, he's done it before. Lack of transfers is our undoing as it has been for years. Way before he came.

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28 Sep 2017 19:23:22
IF and that's a big if klopp leaves id like the german coach lowe, id love poch tbh rbl manager or go big for simeone.

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28 Sep 2017 23:10:38
Silva from Watford anyone?

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29 Sep 2017 01:12:36
Leonardo Jardim?

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29 Sep 2017 00:00:47
Disappointed in Klopp. Going to Bayern from Dortmund seems like such a betrayal, same as all those players who moved. Don't know how others see it, especially German fans? Maybe it's expected?

Also feel like the "if I only coach three clubs. " speech last year was a load of horsesh1t.

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{Ed001's Note - what are you talking about? He has gone nowhere yet.}

29 Sep 2017 08:05:49
Unbelievable. Ancelotti gets sacked and Robboz has already pegged Klopp as Bayern's new manager.

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29 Sep 2017 08:14:37
From what I've read here, it sounds like it's only a matter of time.

Okay, I will reserve my disappointment until he does.

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29 Sep 2017 13:31:59
If Klopp does get sacked there's this young Northern Irish managed in Scotland at the moment doing well

Brodgers or something like that.

He might be worth a shout.

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{Ed025's Note - i could manage celtic and win that league dawn..

29 Sep 2017 14:14:09
That was a joke btw. didn't think i had to qualify that.

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{Ed025's Note - i did get that mate..

29 Sep 2017 14:29:10
Maybe we could go for Koeman once he gets removed.

Sorry Ed25, could resist 😜😜.

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{Ed025's Note - im better than him i can assure you drogie..

29 Sep 2017 15:55:26
Got his initial team selection wrong last night mate. IMO.

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{Ed025's Note - every week for me drogie mate, playing rooney is his main flaw..

29 Sep 2017 23:09:52
Seriously discussing klopp replacement? Whilst he has many failings he is surely the best option at this time.

If he can sort the defence out then who knows how far he can take us.

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30 Sep 2017 23:11:44
Flash, are you dim?

Read Ed2's response to the first post in this thread.

Apparently Klopp wanted the Bayern job, although at this point it is a year ahead of what the previously thought timescale might have been. This sounds to me like Klopp may be off after next season, or thereabouts.

The haters can give this a thumbs down all they want but it's there for all to see.

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01 Oct 2017 15:56:13
XABI wants to manage! ! :-)

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01 Oct 2017 16:22:00
I think you meant signing Rooney ed025.

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03 Oct 2017 00:17:25
This is about the only statement that Ed002 has made about Klopp that I genuinely can't see. Especially when he does things like this. It's just my opinion of course.

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27 Sep 2017 12:03:04
Do you see us moving for Gibson from M'Boro in January?

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{Ed002's Note - No.}

27 Sep 2017 13:23:29
I hope not. He isn't a particularly good defender, has no positional sense, he is very poor in the air, physically he is not very strong and he is hardly what you would call commanding centre back given that he is only just 6ft and if you are going to be at the shorter end of the centre back range you should be an exceptionally brilliant defender and have a decent leap on you (ie Montero/ Baresi/ Vierchowod etc), which Gibson simply doesn't have either of. The idea that he is a "good organiser" is also a fallacy, given that it doesn't take much organising to stick ten men behind the ball as Boro so regularly did last season and I saw no evidence of that when we beat Boro last season.

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27 Sep 2017 15:01:01
I personally like him Dennis. He is a decent defender. Reads the game well, tackles well, covers his partner well, organises his defence well, and puts his body on the line when required.

For me his major weakness is in the air. He may be great at making sure everyone is doing their job at set pieces but he can be out jumped too often if the attacker gets a run on him. It's nothing o do with his height. His leap and timing is just average. He also isn't massively great on the ball so he needs are more technically gifted partner to compliment him. He isn't quick either, so relies heavily on his positional sense to get out of jail. He is pretty much the opposite of Virgil Van Dijk. Van Dijk is quick, great in the air and good on the ball; but positionally weak, lacks leadership and rash in the tackle. Gibson is slow, poor in the air, average on the ball; but positionally sound, a good leader, and a composed tackle. Maybe they would suit as a partnership?

I am not sure Gibson is the best option or the right option though. But your assessment is way too harsh Dennis. Any centre back who plays at the club whose academy they came through and was made captain aged 23, is obviously not a bad player. It is the hardest position to break through to men's football and Gibson did that in one of the best teams defensively in England. Even last season where they were relegated, that was due to a lack of goals scored, not too many conceded. They had a great defensive record for a team at the bottom who conceded 70% of the ball most weeks constantly putting themselves under pressure.

I also reject your claim that it is easy to organise a team with everyone back. We regularly bring back all 10 outfield players for set pieces and still can't organise ourselves. Even in a deeper line from open play, someone has to make sure players are tracking their man, covering the gaps they should be, and holding the line for offside. Gibson does that as good as anyone in the Premier League.

He has some glaring weaknesses, so there really is no need to find an excuse to criticise his main strength. Respect your view though mate. He isn't exactly so good, that i can't understand why anyone doesn't rate him. He's just a good player in my opinion. Nothing special, but i think he has decent potential in a better team.

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27 Sep 2017 15:34:22
Spot on Mr D 🤝

Pontus Janssen is much better than Gibbo 👍.

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27 Sep 2017 17:52:03
Gibson is a very good defender. Would be a good addition. He is a good organiser despite the above - exactly what Liverpool need.

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27 Sep 2017 18:30:04
Sepp, I’m presuming you’ve not watched much football because he’s nothing like a very good defender or organiser. He’s nothing like what we need in a defender his heading ability is pitiful and he lacks any presence. He looked out of his depth last season and is a mid table player at best.

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27 Sep 2017 18:39:14
Middlesbrough conceded 53 goals, which is a lot for a team built around defending. Sorry, but he’s simply not a good enough player to be at a top team. When we played Middlesbrough at Anfield he looked like a Championship defender and nothing better than that and he looked like a championship defender all season. We have enough defenders who are clueless at set pieces or when the ball is in the air and can’t deal with physical stuff, we don’t need one more.

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27 Sep 2017 19:55:38
You're right, judge him in an appalling middlesborough side. I'd be quite happy if you didn't sign him to be honest.

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27 Sep 2017 20:17:36
Pontus Jansen is becoming rons very own kovacic.

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28 Sep 2017 22:05:57
I’m judging him on his performances full stop the end. There is nothing there to suggest he’s capable of being a top class defender. He’s simply not good enough and I’d be delighted if we didn’t sign him.

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29 Sep 2017 22:09:48
Gibson is no better than Klavan. We didn't sign a CB in the summer as there was a real lack of quality options available. The fact we are talking about Gibson and City tried (and failed) to sign Evans just proves that. Spurs signed the kid from Ajax and their defence looks all the worse for it. We will get someone in but only when the right man or men become available.

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02 Oct 2017 06:36:58
Couple of years early on him but I think Palace made the best CB signing in Reidewald but like I say needs a couple of years in EPL.

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26 Sep 2017 15:44:41
Hey Ed001, have we shown any interest in Lascelles or Lejeune of Newcastle? You said Klopp wants 2 CBs by next summer of which I assume one will be VVD. Maybe one of the two Newcastle Cbs would be a good options for us considering they would be cheaper than the alternatives bandied about and from what I have seen of them, they seem disciplined enough to be effective in a high line.

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{Ed001's Note - not recently in Lascelles, before he moved to Newcastle we were interested, but not since. As for Lejeune, he was being watched by a lot of clubs, we certainly looked at him, but it was Arsenal (if I remember rightly) that Newcastle beat to his signature.}

26 Sep 2017 16:06:29
I can't see were you said this ed about Klopp wanting 2 new CB's by next summer?

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{Ed001's Note - the plan originally was one this summer, one next, to give Gomez a season to see if he was worth developing rather than buying the second one. That was what I actually said.}

26 Sep 2017 16:51:05
Ok mate. And were do you think we are at now? Still wanting 2 in? Bloody hell its already sounding like another rebuilding job mate next year replacing Couts, Can and 2 CB's already lol.

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{Ed001's Note - right now I think Klopp would just be glad to get one in!}

26 Sep 2017 17:28:45
Agreed. Possibly in Jan?

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07 Oct 2017 07:58:54
Can is replaced with Keita, Couts might not be leaving but otherwise yes I guess there will be full rebuild in the defenxe wich will take time to adapt after .

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26 Sep 2017 12:50:42
Hi Eds, has there actually been a meeting as Spanish publication Sport claims between Coutinho's agents and Fenway Sports Group in Boston with representatives of to make it clear that the Brazilian ace still wants a move to the Nou Camp?

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{Ed002's Note - it was not exactly like that but it is true that it has been made absolutely clear to the owners (the club already knows) that Coutinho wants to leave.}

26 Sep 2017 13:31:52
As if anyone had any doubt anyway after this summer lol.

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26 Sep 2017 13:31:52
As if anyone had any doubt anyway after this summer lol.

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26 Sep 2017 13:52:14
Coutinho wanrs to leave? Since when?

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26 Sep 2017 15:40:39
Ed is it possible he might leave in January? Also I thought Barcelona said in the summer it was now or never?

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{Ed002's Note - I cannot sensibly answer questions about the timings of transfer nor any questions which include "is it possible". Barcelona have other options they are considering as well.}

26 Sep 2017 16:37:41
What we panicking for?

It was this year or never so I was told. We wouldn't sell on a 5 year deal for 100 mil, why would we take less.

Rather have 4 years outta the boy.

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26 Sep 2017 19:13:38
As it stands at the moment Liverpool have a good chance of reaching the following stage. Barcelona may do so as well but would not be able to use Coutinho. It makes no sense him leaving in January but perhaps his desire to join Barcelona over-rides anything else.

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