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07 May 2017 08:39:56
Eds, could you see Liverpool becoming interested in Robertson again if Hull are Relegated?
I know his price tag has been daft but if they get relegated then surely he will push for a move. His crossing ability is superb, a proper LB too.

Anfield Andy

{Ed001's Note - possibly, though not sure his crossing has been superb nor that he is a proper lb, his defending leaves a lot to be desired and he is poor on the ball when under pressure. Give him time and space and he is fine, but the moment he gets pressed his head goes and his passing and crossing is all over the place.}


1.) 07 May 2017 10:08:17
Charlie Taylor would be the better option than Robertson. Would cost less (only tribunal fee) and is supposed to be a more rounded player.
Bertrand or Sessegnon though would be much much better signings.


2.) 07 May 2017 14:29:35
Bertrand all day.


3.) 08 May 2017 07:55:09
Ok I take back what I said about Taylor. The idiot just refused to play his last game for a club that gave him his first chance at a football career. Rather have Moreno than another mercenary and problem maker.


4.) 08 May 2017 12:26:58
Bertrand is turning 28 in august, not a Klopp type of signing, too old.

It's either going to be a young project like Sessegnon or player under 24/ 25 that has couple years of starting experience in a league somewhere in europe.


5.) 08 May 2017 22:27:54
Charlie Taylor is a good left back, but he tends to pick his games . joke .


6.) 09 May 2017 09:14:44
Definitely Bertrand, our VIP discount still valid.


 

 

23 Feb 2017 07:49:17
Eds,
Seen the Gossip page has a quote from Klopp in regards to Dolberg. Has a journo asked him about possible interest and do you think Liverpool may look at him?
Looks like he could be a great striker in years to come, just hadn't seen much of a link between us and him.
I'd have thought he would be a Barca, Madrid, Munich, Man City type target but would be glad if we were in the running.

Thanks in advance eds.

Anfield Andy

{Ed002's Note - He was asked about Danish players by a Danish journalist during an interview. Chelsea and Manchester City have a declared interest in Ajax's Kasper Dolberg who has also been watched by Manchester United, Rangers, Everton, Sunderland and others.}


1.) 23 Feb 2017 11:31:27
As good as he could become we have origi who is our development striker. Anyone who comes in now needs to deliver 2 weeks before they sign. If we want to keep up wi5h the rest but still wish to develop youth then there's an academy for that.

First team ready players now.


2.) 23 Feb 2017 12:27:48
Supermane, while logical, ethical and sound, I am not sure your approach really works in today's big business, fast profits world of football. Owners, teams and even the fans want quicker, almost immediate winning results, and we all know it.

So while having a grassroots approach of building up and development through academies is the correct one (IMO), the big teams all are using an approach of developing a team of existing senior players, development players (subs and youth teams what-not) and buying the best appropriate players on the market at any given time.

Look at Barcelona with their first team and their famed academy, and yet they are still always on the lokout for the next superstar available on the market. Or look at Chelsea and ManC with their loaned out players (38 and 17) and their ability to cherry pick any player back from a loan if he adds to the first team. (We have 12 players on loan BTW, but perhaps not so cleverly purchased) .

I'm not arguing with you. Just saying that if Klopp and coaches see Dolberg as better (at present and in future) than Origi, then so be it and let's go out and try to buy him. I'm not at all comfortable with the notion that a first team's success should be held back, because we are waiting for players from the subs or youth teams to develop.

It doesn't work, and you certainly don't maximise your chances to win trophies this way. Let's have an approach of creating a team with the best senior squad, the best youth teams possible and buying the best possible players available in the market. Put them all in the mix, and then the best players available, play on any match day.

I agree we may not have the money available as other teams, but then every team should function within its fiscal means anyway, so I'm not even considering this aspect of it.


3.) 23 Feb 2017 15:52:40
We have enough youngsters in our academy. What we need is a first team players.


4.) 25 Feb 2017 12:23:29
Ed002, if we we're to move for Dolberg now after Klopps comments, would we not be at risk of a charge for tapping up?

If the guy is a target, Klopp has publically unsettled him. Saw this with Zielinski and Gotze last time out. Hope Jurgen has learned his lesson.

{Ed002's Note - No and he has not been a player Liverpool has shown any interest in. He was asked by a Danish journalist if he had heard of Dolberg.}


5.) 25 Feb 2017 15:41:24
Ahh good to hear then Ed. Media set him up with a loaded question!

{Ed002's Note - No.}


 

 

13 Jan 2015 04:54:03
Saw something, yes on twitter, yesterday saying Sturridge has had a reoccurence of the injury which kept him out for 18 weeks. Just wondering if anyone knows whether its true or not?

Anfield Andy

1.) 13 Jan 2015 10:23:11
there is your first clue, you said
it was on twitter.


2.) 13 Jan 2015 11:25:10
Which is exactly why I didn't come on saying Sturridge is injured. But sometimes even twitter can have some truths.


3.) 13 Jan 2015 14:09:20
Was it not just, 'Sturbridge has been out for 18 weeks with a reoccurring injury' as In past tense!


 

 

24 Jul 2014 21:14:01
Eds, all gone quiet on the Aurier front. Not saying were even interested but wondered if he is still on the move?

Anfield Andy

{Ed002's Note - Sure - he will go to PSG.}


1.) He's already went to PSG


2.) Serge Aurier, missed a gem in my opinion!

{Ed002's Note - Missed?}


3.) Nah not really missed but good crosser of the ball nonetheless. We have Kelly and Flanno in that position anyway, even if Johnson were to leave.


 

 

13 Feb 2014 19:01:27
Have it very from a very reliable friend that Jordan Henderson is going to be out for the next 6 weeks, he has today been to a specialist hospital and had a minor operation on his thumb.
Gutted for the lad after the influence he's had in recent weeks but would suggest it means that Lucas is ready to return. I would only suggest this as Henderson was initially supposed to be in on Tuesday but put off the appointment so he could play in the Fulham game.

Anfield Andy

1.) If he's off for 6 weeks after a minor operation on his thumb then I think he needs to see a different surgeon. Either that or he's replacing Mignolet in goal.


2.) Get a grip! 6 weeks for a thumb! Pretty sure any thumb op could wait till after the WC anyway.


3.) 13 Feb 2014 22:38:28
Hehe. He won't be out at all, mind you 6 weeks. Hilarious.
The man himself said he won't miss any games. That's much more like the truth won't you think.


4.) 14 Feb 2014 05:33:28
I also think 6 weeks is excessive, but they always go with a longer duration as a precaution.
Considering that the same hospital has done many operations on other sports stars including Gerrard and Jason Robinson (Rugby) and Amir Khan's hand specialist is there, I would suggest that there is no better for him to have gone to.
He was initially booked in for Tuesday but put it off to play against Fulham, he obviously wants to make sure he's fit in time for selection for the World Cup.
So I agree he won't be out for the full 6 weeks but that's what he's been given for it to heal fully.
Wrightington Hospital sees to many sports stars.


5.) Lots of doctors on here.

I broke my thumb and had to have it pinned, 6 weeks is normal, you don't want to mess around with thumbs if its a bad break.

Still not 100% after two years.


6.) He ain't a keeper


7.) Apparently he's 50/50 to play against Arsenal


 

 

 

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03 Sep 2017 09:51:11
Woodburn.
Yes he scored a great goal last night, in a game against opposition well below what you would find in the premiership. He was also sent on to force a goal, so was given freedom to shoot on sight. Playing in a top 4 or title challenging team requires more discipline.
Whilst I do not want to downplay the lads potential, I do want to stop the heaps of pressure coming his way because he scored an international goal at 17 years old.
Leave the lad to develop, play at younger level and in cup games or gain minutes as a substitute. He will get minutes for Wales as well which will help.
Over time he will hopefully continue on this upward trend and we will see him push into and excel in the first team, but let's be aware of the high number of young players who don't make it because they are put in too soon or put under too much pressure.

Anfield Andy

1.) 03 Sep 2017 10:56:42
It doesn't matter who your playing, the goal was the goal and was a great occasion for him. Can see what it meant to him too.


2.) 03 Sep 2017 10:57:12
I think people are just happy for the lad.


3.) 03 Sep 2017 11:10:52
Austria are a half decent side.


4.) 03 Sep 2017 11:11:06
Andy disagree with you on your top 4 and discipline point. at his age realistically for the most part he will be coming off the bench and at that age same as Coleman said to him you just have to say go and express yourself. from this you will get good and bad while he learns.

Last night was fantastic though.


5.) 03 Sep 2017 11:29:50
His defensive positioning was pretty impressive for someone being sent out to express themself. That shows a wide understanding of the game, too many quick skillfull kids are a bit headless. So that is a good sign.

One thing that concerns me with young players is the temptation to beef up. They gain too much bulk whilst still experiencing natural growth so they have a whole new body to get used to. The lower back especially takes the strain which is can easily become a recurring issue and is very painful. I hope he gets advised properly to stay in the ideal physical condition for his style of play.


6.) 03 Sep 2017 12:01:24
International football defences are generally better than premier league defences IMO.


7.) 03 Sep 2017 12:30:21
It was a good goal and it can only give him confidence. Really Happy for him.


8.) 03 Sep 2017 12:53:27
An awful lot of people would disagree with that, No easy games in WC qualifiers.

Well done Ben and Wales.


9.) 03 Sep 2017 15:37:35
Mbappe is just one year older. if your good enough your old enough.

Until kane got a chance at spurs he was not seen as good enough. took his chance and the rest is history.


10.) 03 Sep 2017 15:44:45
Also to add how many subs, on debut at 17 win the man of the match after only being on pitch 20 minute.

First time I saw him in flesh last night and he changed the game on his own. very bale esque for wales job.

He was phenomenal. not many players able to impact a game like that.


 

 

01 Sep 2017 10:28:27
So many people are so dissapointed we didn't sign the CB we all knew we need, and I agree to a point.
What I would say is that I am happy we didn't just splash the cash on any CB for the sake of it when we couldn't get our No.1 target. Yes, we can all say there must have been other CBs that might have been suitable, but Klopp obviously feels he is at the point where he is fine tuning the squad and doesn't want just any CB.
Rushing in for someone ends up in overpaying for a player that doesn't fit the bill, Andy Carroll for example.
It might be that we will come back for VVD in January, or scout someone else that may be suitable by then.

Anfield Andy

1.) 01 Sep 2017 10:43:00
Scout someone else preferably.


2.) 01 Sep 2017 10:46:38
Yep, I've pretty much said the same below Andy. VVD would have been great but it wasn't to be so I'm glad we didn't just go crazy and sign a basket case.


3.) 01 Sep 2017 11:18:45
You won't be saying that at the end of the season when we've shipped another shed load of goals from set pieces and attackers with pace easily getting goal side of Lovren.


4.) 01 Sep 2017 11:58:43
Yeah I can see our attacking players getting really p****d off with scoring and having our defence make shambolic errors to get teams back into the game.


5.) 01 Sep 2017 13:05:29
Agree there must be other options for CB maybe we have been looking with vvd tinted glasses 😎.


6.) 01 Sep 2017 16:18:38
Nicky, we were the 6th best defence in the PL last season and have kept 7 clean sheets in the last 9 games so our defence is indeed holding up. Can we improve? Yes BUT I'd rather we not panic buy a CB if we did not get the guy we wanted. Keep working with the defence we have and cut out the individual errors at set pieces and that should be fine. But I know many will still moan regardless so they can have at it.


 

 

27 Aug 2017 23:15:45
Would like to echo some of the posts on here this afternoon by saying I hope we get Can to sign a new contract.
He really is starting to establish himself. He is decent on both feet, has great stamina and covers well, plus he drives forward with such conviction.
He has played some outstanding stuff the last few weeks and towards the end of last season. Some really dominant performances and decent creativity too. On current form I would prefer to keep him in CM with Lallana or Couts (if he's still here) .

Anfield Andy

 

 

20 Aug 2017 14:34:43
All these people saying 'obvious no business will be done now, its too close to the end of the window' are very forgetful of just how much business gets gone on Deadline day, never mind the week before.

Anfield Andy

1.) 20 Aug 2017 14:43:56
In the past has lfc done much business on deadline day.


2.) 20 Aug 2017 15:10:04
Andy Carroll!


3.) 20 Aug 2017 15:13:46
You can't just say 'Liverpool don't usually do business on deadline, that means they won't now'.
In the past Liverpool have had their targets in and not had to do business so close to the end, we don't have that luxury this year.


4.) 20 Aug 2017 15:18:31
At least one or two will come in. Relax.


5.) 20 Aug 2017 16:46:02
The thing that worries me is klopp doesn't seem the type too be a big fan off bringin players in late as he likes too work with players who know his way of playin an his methods I hope I am wrong.


6.) 20 Aug 2017 17:30:00
I can't see us doing any more business. Primary targets aren't available and no players of any quality will be available at this stage without their clubs charging ridiculous fees.


 

 

20 Aug 2017 07:59:58
The future is looking bright with our TAA and Robertson options. We have all seen TAA pre season and against Watford/ Hoffenheim.
Robertson was great yesterday. His passing, awareness, one twos and overall his crossing were superb. Where the difference between his £8m and Kyle Walkers £50m is I will never know.
Yes, Robertson needs testing defensively, and will get that against Arsenal, but he looked great yesterday.
Strikers will gobble up those crosses.
Does make me wonder whether we should be looking at the 3CB system to allow TAA and Robertson to push up. They offer such good width. I winder if that is why Klopp is so determined to get a ball playing CB.

Anfield Andy

1.) 20 Aug 2017 08:37:51
I think There will be times we may go three at the back. Gomez Matip and Vvd for me, if Maccas right and we end up signing him.
If we want to use our full backs for the width they need to have an end product. Robertson and Arnold are both really good at delivery with there crosses, so we have cheaply addressed one of our failures of last season.
The team need to defend better Andy. Klopp is right what he says other players need to take defensive responsibilty When our fullbacks are up the park, just like Milner did yesterday.
I love the way we play, it is so much better to watch than the we stop the opposition playing and wait fo mistakes tactics, that other certain managers employ.
Good Post I totally agree with your thoughts Mate.


2.) 20 Aug 2017 08:44:46
We lack the depth to play 3 CBs, unless Shako is considered even after a new CB comes in?


3.) 20 Aug 2017 08:47:03
We just need a vocal defender. Someone like a Carragher, or Terry. Not neccesarily someone who is the best defender in the world, but someone who can organise the defense. You would be surprised how much that would help both our defense and our keeper.
Thats why zonal worked better under Rafa, he had a leader in Carragher to male sure everyone was doing their job.


4.) 20 Aug 2017 09:17:52
Scott Dann? Could do a job for us, is a LFC fan and would be a sound stop gap till Gomez is ready to step up. In fact, I'd like to see both VVD and Dann sign.


5.) 20 Aug 2017 09:54:02
Actually, Carragher and Terry were also very good defenders and good footballers.


6.) 20 Aug 2017 15:12:14
Mr Dennis I didn't mean they weren't, they were both extremely good. I just meant that we wouldn't have to find someone on that level, just someone is good but vocal and has a good understanding.


 

 

 

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04 Dec 2017 17:32:03
I always find this impression that Big Sam is a poor manager confusing.
The man took Bolton into European competition with players like Jay Jay Okocha, Ivan Campo, Nicolas Anelka and Jussi Juslaaken. He was one of the first to bring in all the nutritionists and statisticians that every club has now.
He has been at clubs where his safest option has been to play a certain style of football. I have always felt he would have played more expansive football if he had got a job at a club with more ambition than those he has been at.
Different discussion thread I know, just think British managers aren't often given opportunities at top clubs because foreign coaches are more fashionable.
Think we will beat Everton, our attack is too good for their shaky defense at the minute.

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01 Sep 2017 07:08:10
This was posted before the window shut, so everyone saying 'the window is shut' is making a false argument. The OP's rumours is probably still fake, but got to get your own facts right before slagging someone for being wrong.

Anfield Andy

 

 

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27 Aug 2017 23:08:14
Or Turan.

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20 Aug 2017 17:59:10
Son is superb, just look at his goal scoring record. Really can't believe that Tottenham were looking at Morata when they have Son to back up Kane.

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18 Aug 2017 19:50:36
Its not that we can't buy players with the money we have, its that the clubs don't want to sell. We could still spend money needlessly on secondary targets.
You all need to realise that even without Coutinho or Sturridge we have still scored goals, we need a defense, and better organisation in defense.
As Macca said, it is entirely possible that we are waiting for confirmation of CL qualification before making our moves.

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27 Nov 2017 19:33:42
Tottenham have the same points now as they did at this stage last season, when many said they could win the title.
Most years of the Premier League Man United's points tally would have them clear at the top at this point.
That takes the top two out of contention as they are playing well or grinding out wins.
We are doing well so far this year. Defense is not as bad as the pundits make out, but we do make more individual errors than most because we don't have a true leader back there.
I look at the number if chances we create and wonder just where we would be with a proper goal scorer up top, as well as Salah. He is scoring so many, yet misses even more, it's frightening. Against Sevilla we created something like treble the chances they did, but came away with the same number of goals.

No need to be negative, we are doing well. We were 5 minutes away from top 4 in Saturday. My only issue, and its small, is that Klopp does not use his substitutions quick enough. We could all see us dropping deeper and deeper from about 70 mins against Chelsea, and Conte was making subs to up that, but we waited until 80+ minutes to react and it cost us the match.

One thing is for sure, our matches are entertaining.

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17 Sep 2017 09:05:23
Duffy was getting rinsed on Friday night, injured himself trying to be smart against Defoe. Miskicked a few easy clearances. All defenders make the same mistakes, we just don't have a leader.

Anfield Andy

{Ed001's Note - and Keane has been woeful for Everton.}


 

 

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17 Sep 2017 09:03:23
This is probably my main gripe with Klopps match day management style. I could see it against Sevilla and yesterday against Burnley. From about the 70th minute we need fresh legs, or to close a game out, and yet he leaves it makes a change after 80+ mins, 10 minutes isn't enough for any impact player to really influence what's going on.
Something else that bothers me is the way he 'performs'.
On the games where is up, out of his seat and shouting orders the players respond and play with the same intensity. Then every couple of games he will decide to relax a bit and sit in his seat a lot more, and it seems to make it's way on the pitch and we perform in the same relaxed manner.
Love Klopp, and think we are going in the right direction, but he does need a few tweeks here and there.

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17 Sep 2017 08:42:28
Chelsea spend big, but they also have a very good 'farming' technique which subsidises their massive spending. Think of all the players that they bring in young, or train through the academy and then sell at massive profit after years of loans.
Would you feel comfortable knowing we were abusing players careers like that?

Anfield Andy

{Ed001's Note - I never said to do that, I was referring to bringing more players like TAA through, not farming.}


 

 

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01 Sep 2017 15:10:40
Ridiculous to think the club should have made any communication, do any clubs hold a press conference at the end of the transfer window?
The only thing embarrassing in any if this is Coutinho's conduct in trying to force this move.

Anfield Andy