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15 Jul 2017 16:37:29
Are we still looking at bringing in a new right back and replacing Clyne?
Very happy if our summer is salah, solanke, VVD, Keita and Robinson but it would still leave a massive weakness in my eyes on the right side of our defence.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Liverpool looking for a RB.}

1.) 15 Jul 2017 17:02:06
I think you will be seeing more of Alexander-Arnold this season. Of course Clyne is still first-choice right-back for England as well still?

2.) 15 Jul 2017 18:13:37
Walker is first choice.

3.) 15 Jul 2017 18:14:01
I'm hoping Flannaghan can force his way back too.

4.) 15 Jul 2017 18:32:30
Lets be fair to clyne. he was the best player in a weak backline. didn't do much damage going forward, but can you blame him? Mignolet is the worst keeper we have had since kirkland. our centre backs were terrible. the trust in defence must be at an all time low in the first team. with a better all round backline would he improve going forward because there is trust there?

5.) 15 Jul 2017 18:54:54
Eds just a quick question? is it Liverpool are only looking at Robertson, VVD and Keita (+ the 2 we've signed) to have a competitive squad for next season or do u think we might have a look at anyone else also in any other positions.

{Ed002's Note - Right now the focus appears to be Keita and Robertson. Macca seems to think Liverpool will make a formal approach for van Dijk as well.}

6.) 15 Jul 2017 19:29:01
Thanks again for the reply 👍.

7.) 15 Jul 2017 19:50:44
I agree Jones, I'd love to give Illori a chance too.

8.) 15 Jul 2017 20:03:22
Brilliant, JaYox 😂.

9.) 15 Jul 2017 20:21:23
Macca thinks we'll make a formal approach for vvd eds . but what do you think or know? Has our interest ended after our apologies?

{Ed002's Note - Done to death.}

10.) 15 Jul 2017 20:57:21
Surely there are other options. I don't the fee being spoken about for keita. but surely we could get better value for money looking elsewhere for CB. I don't see VVD as worth that kinda money.

11.) 15 Jul 2017 22:59:02
hmasson2 - since when did Macca say we'll make a formal approach for him, he didn't say that.

12.) 15 Jul 2017 23:34:36
@Teabag in his last post 🤔.

13.) 16 Jul 2017 00:14:08
Puzzled, re read it? - He didn't say we made a formal approach. He said he believes that they'll sign for us, said nothing about a formal approach made for VVD.

14.) 16 Jul 2017 07:39:12
If he believes he'll sign surely there will be a formal approach as apposed to a kidnapping?

15.) 16 Jul 2017 07:42:32
Teabag, if Macca expects us to sign him then it would mean we have to put in a formal approach otherwise how else would we sign him?!

16.) 16 Jul 2017 08:17:45
The only way I can see it happening is if VVD hands in a transfer request.

17.) 16 Jul 2017 03:38:13
Thanks ed002.
And yeah looks like we will be seeing more of TAA, I hope he steps up and makes the place his own.

18.) 16 Jul 2017 13:01:20
Hi i think liverpool need 2 leftbacks .2 right backs . maybe robertson lb but still need another . rb clyne and aa . i think flano will struggle no way is he a lb, he keeps cutting in and not getting down the line .




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11 Mar 2018 11:04:55
Kids make mistakes in games regardless of how good they are, pick any ballon d'or winner and they will have made similar mistakes and had bad games at the same age, got to remember TAA is playing out of position as well, right back isn't going to be his position.
Hope he brushes this game off, leans from his mistakes and cracks on, this will be a huge learning opportunity for him and a big test of his character.


1.) 11 Mar 2018 11:43:22
From the first minute he almost passed it out of play during a simple backpass to Karius. That set the tone. Bottled it.
He won't play the next big game away from home that's for sure until he's cut that out of his game. Klopp was right to hook him, I expect he won't play in the European away fixture.

2.) 11 Mar 2018 15:29:32
Mikey, leave off on the kids bit, he’s 19 years old not 13, he’s a professional footballer getting paid vast sums of money. He had a bad day let’s leave it at that and stop the kid nonsense.



12 Feb 2018 09:23:37
So this years big scouting trip went quite well didn't it, 3 points, a clean sheet and a really good chance to see who we will be buying in the summer.

So who from the saints would you buy this summer? (If you had to, and we probably will)



1.) 12 Feb 2018 09:39:31

2.) 12 Feb 2018 09:42:00
Ward prowse has to be worth a shout. His set piece delivery is fantastic every time. Something we lack in my opinion.

{Ed001's Note - but he spends more time doing his hair than playing football. Overrated. It is all very well being able to deliver but you need to offer something from open play as well, which he doesn't.}

3.) 12 Feb 2018 09:54:35
Bertrand looked shot confidence wise. I've never seen him play that bad. Salah destroyed him, and his delivery was atrocious on all but one occassion, considering how much space we gave him.

Lemina looks like a hell of a player though. Ward-Prowse is a decent player too.

If we had to have one, it'd be Lemina. I'd much rather Doucoure, Obiang or Ndidi though.

{Ed001's Note - why Ward-Prowse? I don't see what he offers other than set pieces. In open play he is pretty much a passenger. Reminds me of Glenn Johnson the way he is constantly fiddling with his hair. He is not focused on the game.}

4.) 12 Feb 2018 10:27:55
Isn't JWP only 21 though Ed001? I think he is a talented player. I never said I'd have him though, just that he is a decent player. Decent isn't the level we need, i just thought I'd point out he was one of their better players.

Lemina stands out as the clear best player in their team though. Romeu and JWP both benefit from his assured style. Lemons makes their midfield look good.

{Ed001's Note - no idea how old he is but I just don't see him as anywhere near good enough or having the potential to be so. It is because they have players of his level playing regularly that Saints are where they are. He is simply not good enough to be any more than squad filler in a bottom half team. Romeu can be good but he has lost form recently.}

5.) 12 Feb 2018 10:39:49
You have to say his hair is pretty nice tho right Ed? James Ward Prowse looks like a million dollars.

{Ed001's Note - I am not really the right person to comment mate.}

6.) 12 Feb 2018 10:42:36
i would take Romeu, Lemina and both full backs.

7.) 12 Feb 2018 11:26:53
I wouldn't touch any of the current Saints players bar Bertrand. Their squad quality has gone down alarmingly by selling all their good players over the years. I know a lot of you guys would advocate signing Lemina, but I am not convinced. He would be a squad player with us at best. We should be looking to upgrade our midfield, not simply add to the numbers.

8.) 12 Feb 2018 11:32:29
Not sure yesterday was the best day to assess their players but I think Bertrand would be the only one worth considering - I thought TAA did well to limit his attacking ambition to be honest. I have liked the look of Cedric but he did not play well yesterday. Aside from that I wouldn't take anyone else - none of their midfield, including Lemina, is really a step up on our current incumbents - if we are going to improve then we need to be aiming for better quality in my opinion.

9.) 12 Feb 2018 11:38:35
no more players from Southampton, we have pretty much cleaned them out, time to shop elsewhere imo.

10.) 12 Feb 2018 11:43:01
Lemina or Bertrand for me.

11.) 12 Feb 2018 11:47:43
Romeu, Lemina and Cedric, other than that its a no.

12.) 12 Feb 2018 13:12:52
I would not touch ANY of the Saints players as NONE of them are any good right now. We have maxed out on their good players as VVD was the last one they had. Bertrand? Nope. He is a very poor defender and decent going forward. Moreno and Robbo are better defensively . Cedric? Good athlete, poor footballer. Not better than Gomez nor TAA, IMO. Ward Prowse? Ed has described him to a t. Lemina? Decent player BUT not a patch on a fit Hendo or an on form Can. Romeu? We don't play with a DM like him so nonstarter. I think I just about covered them.

13.) 12 Feb 2018 15:34:45
Mario Lemina looks quality and a decent player. Bertrand is a great shout. I would actually try for seseengon once more. Think he is what we need on the left flank.

14.) 12 Feb 2018 15:45:33
I thought Bertrand but I was impressed by lemina too. Bertrand won't be at Southampton next year. I like Robertson, I think he is pretty good. Le suex, who has commentated on the last couple of games, really likes him too.



01 Feb 2018 10:31:14
January transfer window assessment:

Swapped one first team player for another.
Trimmed a bit of excess from the squad.
Sent a few kiddies on loan.

In regards to the first team players, we sold a brilliant attacking player but one who wasn't pulling his weight and holding the team back, we still have an embarrassment of riches of attacking talent in the team, we are not going to struggle going forward for the remaining 13 games of the season.
The one we bought was a much needed defender and leader, someone we have been crying out for for years now, we have been appalling in central defence and VVD is the perfect upgrade and will make us much stronger in defence.

Overall, I think the team is stronger going forward, we have lost a little bit of creativity but added defensive strength. We needed defensive strength much more than we needed Coutinhos creativity or goals. Plus Coutinho wasn't pulling his weight so there was no choice but to let him go. I have no doubt we will need to replace what we have lost in him but summer is better for that and we are being linked with some fantastic talent that will improve the team further.


1.) 01 Feb 2018 11:48:06
Sorry Mikey I think you're doing a massive disservice to Coutinho there. The lad was a big part of our 18 game unbeaten run and qualifying into the knockout stages of the CL. To say he was holding us back is harsh. His defensive stats this season were very similar to his previous seasons.

2.) 01 Feb 2018 12:10:59
Sorry Jayden but stats mean nothing to me, he’s been lazy all season since his head was turned, few flashes of brilliance yes and a few goals but it’s a team game and he’s not been a team player.

3.) 01 Feb 2018 12:38:59
Mikey totally respect your opinion mate. For me I think he has been far from a team player off the pitch with his antics but on the pitch I thought he was pretty good. He's always had consistency issues so him blowing hot and cold is nothing new to me.

4.) 01 Feb 2018 13:08:56
I respect yours as well Jayden but to me he’s just not put in any real effort this season, I know he’s always been inconsistent but this is more than that, he’s not really bothered to track back or be part of the press, been looking to go for wonder goals when a pass would be more suitable etc. Our midfield is struggling anyway but he exacerbated things for me. He had a few good games when he did bother to put the Work in but they where too few and far between.

5.) 01 Feb 2018 15:00:57
I thought he was pretty good on the field as well Jayden, but 'pretty good' for arguably the worlds best player definitely amounts to 'half arsing'

6.) 01 Feb 2018 15:03:10
I respect your opinion, Jay BUT Mikey is right here. Cou played and had some decent games, I admit BUT he was piss poor in others esp. those where he could not be arsed to make a tackle or track back or pass to a better placed team mate. Check the WBA, Burnley and esp. the Spurs game where his conduct overall was complete horse manure. Also, whatever decent games he may have had to me, are nullified by his dreadful and disgusting behavior, threatening to blow up our season if he did not get his way.

Cou has played way better in the past than he did this season so to me, Klopp did the right thing by letting him go and protecting the DR and club from the useless distraction he definitely would have been. Now, we can focus on the task with no distractions nor bad influence. I wish him well cos well, there are more important things in life than bearing grudges against transient employees BUT his conduct was still dreadful and tat is his cross to bear. That's how I see it.

7.) 01 Feb 2018 15:11:28
countinho represents the past, we need to look forward to the future, we still have plenty to play for starting with a massive game on sunday against spurs.

8.) 02 Feb 2018 00:44:13
How does selling couthiho and buying nobody makes us stronger in attack, I must have a different view of how football is played and how squads are put together from pretty much everyone on here. Did couthiho not have better goals scored and assist stats this season for games played than any other of his seasons previously? And this "he downed tools", well I'm pretty sure if that's true there's no way klopp would keep playing him, backing him in press conferences and make him captain. To use a basic analogy this is what you all sound like, it's like having a stunning girlfriend and when she bins you for someone else you tell everyone who'll listen that she was a pig and you binned her, couthinho is a fantastic player and we haven't even attempted to replace him so we are now WEAKER as an attacking unit.



28 Jan 2018 21:16:21
Just to change the subject.
I have just been reading that at certain comedy gigs they are banning mobile phones and cameras going into the theatre. They take the phone off you before you go in and lock it away until afterwards.
I've been to a few games this season and couldn't help but notice half the people in the crowd where either filming the game or taking pictures of the game through their phones half the time, seems completely bizarre to me why you would do this when you can watch match of the day later on and to everyone else sat there it's bloody annoying, not to mention the annoying people filming are not actually contributing anything to the atmosphere.
My question to Ed001 and the posters is, do you think mobiles should be locked away during football games as well?


{Ed001's Note - yes, yes, Yes, Yes, YES!}

1.) 28 Jan 2018 21:33:53
I understand what you are saying but look at it from the point of view that it is the only time some people will be to anfield so want to savour the moment if you went yo a concert of your favorite band would you take pictures and videos.

{Ed001's Note - no I would not take pics and vids. The whole point is to enjoy the moment, not miss it all while you are filming it on your phone so you can show off on social media that you were there. People are far more interested in telling other people what they are doing than actually savouring the moment.}

2.) 28 Jan 2018 21:35:23
They are just sheep.

3.) 28 Jan 2018 21:36:04
I went to the chris rock gig in Birmingham on Thursday and they implemented these rules.

4.) 28 Jan 2018 21:36:19
I went to see Stewart Lee and he had an absolute zero tolerance policy on it and said that if he saw one person turn their phone on during the gig he’d embarrass them in front of the rest of the audience and then boot them out.

5.) 28 Jan 2018 21:52:35
Taking photos is a part of modern society, sadly. My partner was ill today so i took my son to a birthday party by myself. When i got home, my partner said "can i see the photos".

What photos? 😂 I literally did not take one because i was too busy playing with my son and enjoying watching him having fun. Then afterwards i took him to my grandparents. My phone did not leave my pocket in 6 hours. My Mrs looked at me like i was crazy when i said I'd taken my son out for the day and not taken a single photo.

I'm abnormal though. I don't feel the need to broadcast and brag about everything i do on social media. Most people probably would've put up a collection of pictures of the party and at least one status about along the lines of "visiting the fam" 🙄.

6.) 28 Jan 2018 22:10:33
I agree people shouldn't be recording the match when they should be watching it but with regards to selfies or like myself who has a picture of myself and my son at a match on my phone its not for social media its a personal photo.

7.) 28 Jan 2018 22:11:15
I went into the women's changies and they implemented these rules.

8.) 28 Jan 2018 22:21:59
I don’t understand it, makes even less sense at gigs, you can’t even hear the music it sounds so distorted.
I was at the Seville game and couldn’t believe the number of people recording the penalty! why would you want to watch it over? doesn't make sense to me and if you really want to watch a replay watch it recorded professionally.

9.) 28 Jan 2018 22:53:20
I might get to 2 or three matches a season if I'm lucky and maybe an international I always take a photo or 2 before kick off but that is it once the game is on. I don't get these people filming a corner and every free kick. My phone gets put in my pocket as soon as YNWA or flower of Scotland starts.

10.) 28 Jan 2018 23:21:21
I've only seen phones during the match useful in Celtic matches when the fans put their torches on during the 67th minute to commemorate their European Cup win. This could be done at Anfield under the lights in the 15th 77/ 78th 81st and 84th minute singing we won it 5 times would look pretty good.

{Ed002's Note - I think going in to cabaret is a really nifty idea.}

11.) 28 Jan 2018 23:45:15
I did think taking a selfie with whoever your with would be a counter argument but then I thought you can always take a selfie outside the ground with Anfield in the background and you can savour that photo if it’s your first game with your kid, or if you really really have to tell all your Facebook friends that you went to a football game and these are the types of friends that need photographic evidence lol
But not being able to take a selfie inside the ground is a very small price to pay to stamp out this ridiculous practice.

12.) 29 Jan 2018 00:13:24
Ed002 I doff my cap 😁.

13.) 29 Jan 2018 01:39:39
It's not really fair to van them.

Listen the regulars don't use phones. The away boys don't use phones. It's people who are visiting do.

And I would.

I have 3 son's. When I take them to there first game, I'm pretty sure 1/ I won't be able to afford it slot throughout the season and 2/ will I be able to get 4 tickets.

I want them to remember there experience.

What I would suggest, is an opportunity to something after the game where you get can photos. Which as an agreement all season ticket holders would have to opt out of and people who can get to a few games through out the year aswel.

14.) 29 Jan 2018 04:53:01
If people want to take photos and videos of their time at Anfield what business is it of anyone else? Maybe the atmosphere at the library, sorry, I meant Anfield, would be better if you'd concentrate on the game yourself instead of worrying about others taking photos.

15.) 29 Jan 2018 07:39:09
On Saturdays game, I was filming the match so I can't see anything wrong. Oh hang on. I'm the ****** cameraman. Sorry.

16.) 29 Jan 2018 07:44:16
I’ve been to Anfield many times and I’ve never taken a photo nor video of it. I have a memory and can remember what it was like. These are my memories and not for anyone else. If I wanted to watch the game through a screen I wouldn’t have gone and stayed at home to watch it on the TV.
Going to Anfield is a privilege and I would highly recommend savouring every moment.

17.) 29 Jan 2018 08:26:07
Lmao makes me laugh, moaning at people for taking a pic might aswell moan at the people for taking a **** in the toilet and not contributing to the atmostphere.
not everybody there wants to contribute. People need to worry about them selves and not what others are doing all the time.

18.) 29 Jan 2018 00:13:24
Ed002 I doff my cap 😁.

19.) 29 Jan 2018 09:23:56
Maybe it could be a rule that all photos and videos stop at kickoff. Stewards are all over the ground. Just my thoughts.



06 Jan 2018 19:06:25
Good luck Coutinho.
Just get a decent replacement in now (the club have had since the summer to line one up) and crack on. 👍.


1.) 06 Jan 2018 19:17:35
I don't think we have one lined up, I fully expect a scramble and the inevitable inflated quotes and eventually trying to get through till the summer. Unfortunately it seems to be how we roll.




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07 Mar 2018 11:46:08
Could he not play left back and cover the left wing now and again with a view of taking the left wing full time in the future?




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05 Mar 2018 20:59:53
Maybe Lallana, the Ox, TAA or a youngster could do a job covering in the front 3? Or Lamar if we do get him?
Or you could go to 2 or even 1 up top and adjust the shape to fit?
I don’t see it being a major issue that needs addressing unless someone has a major injury before now and September, we should look to strengthen in other areas first and foremost.




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11 Feb 2018 11:52:22
Wasn’t aware we were after those players?




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04 Feb 2018 14:44:06
Why not go for both? 🤔.




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31 Jan 2018 21:10:47
Don’t know much about him to be honest, had a look on wiki and it’s got a great story of when he was handed a fantastic punishment by the German FA for sexist comments.





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19 Mar 2018 21:15:50
I will pick the League next year as we will have won the CL this year and wining it back to back will be just greedy.


{Ed025's Note - hmmmm..



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19 Mar 2018 12:14:17
When reading that article I was thinking it sounds a bit like Firmino ed is talking about here.
Glad your writing a second article about him ed, Cruyff is a legend twice over afterall.


{Ed001's Note - I usually do a player profile alongside the Legends article and post them together but there is too much to do on Cruyff to hold back the playing profile.}



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15 Mar 2018 20:27:12
I think we will end up playing one of them, that’s for sure. 🤔.




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14 Mar 2018 19:36:19
It’s a sackable offence in any job in the world except football punditry it seems.
Can’t belive anyone is defending it, if any of you lot did it regardless of the circumstances you would be sacked 100%.




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14 Mar 2018 18:30:31
The guy in the car should get 6 points and a fine for using his phone while driving.
Carra should be sacked with immediate effect.

There ya go sorted. 👍.