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21 Feb 2018 07:15:43
Been busy for a few days so haven't checked site much. Did a quick search for Wanyama after seeing some links, but can't find anything from Ed001 and 002 specifically ruling out any interest. Please tell me the links are crap.


{Ed001's Note - I do not know of any interest in him from us at all. No idea where the links come from, but it sounds like manufactured crap because he once played for Southampton.}

1.) 21 Feb 2018 07:28:44
I would be extremely happy if we could bring him in. He will do a great job covering the back 4.None of the players we have right now is a defencive midfielder and from what i 've heard and read mostly neither is Keita (I 've seen very little of him to form an oppinion) . In any case it is a position that needs strengthening in the summer.

{Ed001's Note - but he is awful at the role, he is constantly caught out of position and it terrible on the ball. He is just a big, powerful lump with none of the mental attributes required to be a top level player. You need more than pace and power to be good at the role of defensive midfielder, positioning is the most important part of the job and he has not got a clue about it.}

2.) 21 Feb 2018 07:54:47
Who would be your preference Ed001 for defencive midfielder? I remember the Southampton Wanyama who was really dominant. Has he declined that much?

{Ed001's Note - he was crap there too, I don't know what you are remembering at all. He uses pace and power to make up for his own mistakes but it does not always work. He is just an average player who has risen too high for his limited talents. Southampton and Spurs have an extra body alongside him to provide cover for those lapses in concentration he has numerous times a game, so they can get away with him being asleep, we don't.

I do wonder why I bother answering questions like this as I have said already on a number of threads who my preferences are. Is there much point me constantly repeating them only to get asked the same question the following day?}

3.) 21 Feb 2018 08:32:19

stevie started the rumours about wanyama. and actually it's quite funny when you think about it. A+ for idnteifying we need to solidfy the midfield and then he gets an F for saying we need to bring in a big powerful midfielder like wanyama to do that.

4.) 21 Feb 2018 10:30:24
Very worrying for Gerrard's credentials as a future first team manager 🤔

Ed001 didn't actually say Ndidi by the way. For years he wanted Gary Medel and more recently he has suggested Nampalys Mendy as his preferred choice. He's playing well in Nice to be fair.

Ndidi is a player he's said he likes though, along with Obiang and Doucoure. It wasn't his suggestion though.

I still think Demirbay might be the "powerhouse" midfield signing though. He seems to be regarded as an attacking player by most on here, but he is actually very similar to Doucoure. He is fast and powerful which does allow him to break forward from deep to score and create goals, but he actually averages 2 tackles a game for Hoffenheim which is comparable to an out and out holding midfielder. He's over 6 foot, very aggressive, and can play the holding role, box to box, or the No.10.

He's very versatile, and brings much needed steel to the midfield. Most importantly, he is a player we are actually interested in though. Don't forget Keita too who is also very aggressive and contributes a lot defensively. Not many teams would want to face a trio of Keita, Henderson and Demirbay! That is a lot of pace and power, combined with high quality on the ball. Wanyama unfortunately lacks the quality side of things!

5.) 21 Feb 2018 11:20:34
For all wanyamas bad points.

Having someone 6ft, strong, uninterested in wandering up field and will just plonk his was between the two cbs for me is just what we need. It will allow keita, Hendo and the 3 amigos to run riot whilst having someone help us keep our defensive shape.

Also if he is relatively cheap it could be a wise move for a few seasons, maybe focus the rest of our budget on cb and qingback needs.

6.) 21 Feb 2018 12:17:36
his bad points are the very reason to steer clear, as van morrrison would say keep mediocrity at bay.

7.) 21 Feb 2018 13:07:49
Unbelievable people thinking plonking Wanyama in front of defence will improve the midfield. This is not under 10’s football.

8.) 21 Feb 2018 13:31:12
Not good but still managed that screamer against us lol. I don't think he's that bad but he is not good enough for us, especially in a defensive position.

9.) 21 Feb 2018 13:32:53
I've watched Wanyama start twice recently, against Newport County and Rochdale and he was woeful in both games against quite terrible opposition.

There is a reason why Dembele (an excellent player) and Dier (a distinctly average player) are ahead of him in the Spurs team. He is poor. He runs around a lot and is quite strong, and every now and then he hits s thunderbolt of a shot which everyone go "ooooo".

I hope we steer well clear. (if we are even interested at all. which I doubt)



15 May 2016 09:01:45
Hey Ed001. Any chance Ings could be on the bench? I know he's only just returned to training, just wondering.
Also, so happy for Suarez. I know he couldn't wait to move on, but he gave his all when wearing the shirt.


{Ed001's Note - they were hoping he would be fit to take at least some part in the game. I don't know, nor will I ask as the club a long time ago asked me not to give out team details prior to matches, whether that is still happening. I want the club to succeed first and foremost, so, as they said it was giving an advantage to the opposition, I am happy to steer clear of team sheets etc. Sorry, I know it is not ideal for the sites, but the club is more important to me.}

1.) 15 May 2016 10:12:13
Well done 001.

{Ed001's Note - it has to be done. The club are my first love after all!}

2.) 15 May 2016 10:21:50
Are team sheets/ news banned now? I hope so for the same reasons Ed01. The people it benefits most are the opposition.

{Ed001's Note - no mate, I just have no involvement in them.}

3.) 15 May 2016 10:32:10
I hope your wife to be isn't reading, ed. Lol.

{Ed001's Note - she knows mate.}

4.) 15 May 2016 12:17:01
I'd say Ed most of us here aren't to bothered about team sheets. It's who's coming and going that we are more interested in.

{Ed001's Note - it does make a huge difference to traffic if you can post them up, so it only applies for those here now, rather than those we could attract.}

5.) 15 May 2016 13:13:00
Thanks for doing that ed, that's completely the right thing to do! Come on reds let's get top 5 and build for next year.



15 Jan 2015 00:02:54
A week ago someone mentioned aussie keeper Matt Ryan. I see a couple of papers are suggesting we're interested. Heard anything Eds?
From the little I've seen he looks a decent keeper with good distribution and is quite vocal. Pulled off a blinding save last week in their first group game of the Asian cup, ball looked destined for the top corner.


{Ed001's Note - from what I have been told there has been an enquiry from us, that has been leaked to try and bring others who are interested out of the woodwork.}

1.) 15 Jan 2015 07:48:00
Ed001 - a leak from Ryan's management or from Bruges?

{Ed001's Note - Bruges, they are looking for more money.}

2.) 15 Jan 2015 08:23:01
Seen him in a few games now. Not sure if he is the real thing YET, as he seems to loose his head (Like Grobelaar), but the kids got a big talent for sure

3.) Thanks Ed001. Presumed that would be the case, but just wanted to check.

4.) 15 Jan 2015 09:22:31
This bloke is 5ft11 just as well puttin Warwick Davis between the sticks

5.) 15 Jan 2015 17:21:20
Completely agree, far too short for the premier league. We are the worst in Europe when it comes to scouting and transfersz



13 Aug 2013 06:40:34
Eds, I assume the ESPN rumour is of their usual reliability, surely we wouldn't pay 35mil for Willian? {Ed002's Note - They will be running with a story that is from elsewhere. As I have said, I am not aware of any interest in Willian from Liverpool at this time.}


1.) In our dreams

2.) If you look at his goal return its far from good and there are better options out there for half the price being mentioned.

Iker Muniain
Erik Lamela

3.) 13 Aug 2013 10:27:31
I saw him playing in the CL last season and he was spectacular, however £35m is way too much. £20-23m would be fair, I'm sure he'd shine at Liverpool and partnering up with Coutinho wouldn't hurt. Adding Willian, a solid CB and LB and it just might persuade Suarez that we'll be a top 4 team this season. {Ed002's Note - A bid of just under €40M has already been rejected.}

4.) Was that €40M bid before or after the Anzhi situation developed? Thanks. {Ed002's Note - It was 10 days ago when Anzhi were already looking to start to restructure their wage budget. It is also irrelevant to what they are asking for, although as we get closer to the window closing they will possibly be accepting less. There is interest in Willian from elsewhere and a prospective deal might just include a player or two on loan for the 2014-2015 season - and a lower cash sale.}

5.) Was that 40m offer from Man City Ed? {Ed002's Note - It was less than €40M and it was from Manchester City. It seems they have since dropped their interest - at least for now - after it was rejected.}

6.) We are aiming too high, we are not a big club anymore. Nobody of any stature/class wants to play for LFC.

7.) 40 million for a striker whos scored 40 goals in 274 appearances hardly seems worth it mind you a majority of his goals came from the ukrainian league which people were already concerned about when we were interested in Micky and he scored 25 goals whilst Willian scored 2 in his league 1 in the domestic cup and 4 in europe I really don't think he'd be worth it.

8.) 13 Aug 2013 17:10:37
Ed02 do you think there is any possibility Liverpool go for him or is he out of our reach? {Ed002's Note - I can't say - but it would cost a great deal of money.}

9.) 13 Aug 2013 17:42:08
We already have Coutinho.

10.) The Times Tony Barrett who so far has been fairly on the ball, is saying we have moved for him now.

11.) 13 Aug 2013 22:58:52
Ben smith and tony barrett say we are interested




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16 Jul 2018 07:09:16
Call it World Cup fever, but I think that Lovren fella of Croatia would be great with VVD.


1.) 16 Jul 2018 07:28:01
I reckon next season will be his best to date.

2.) 16 Jul 2018 09:18:39
My point, was that if he wasn't already a Liverpool player, world cup fever would see many fans demanding we sign him, rather than wishing for a replacement.

3.) 16 Jul 2018 12:04:47
A good thing about the final is that the Vida rumours should come to an end. Did not do too well that one.



15 Jun 2018 08:58:55
Davey sulls. There is a purgatory, it's a season ticket to whichever club mourinho is managing.


1.) 15 Jun 2018 13:25:09
Ugh. Hell please. Nothing is worth that. :)



08 Jun 2018 06:22:30
If Fekir signs, then I think our forward line and midfield is good enough for now. I don't think lots of signings is good for morale and continuity. I think we need space for youngsters knocking on the door to be given some hope.
A forward line out of Salah, Mane, Bobby, Fekir and Solanke is great.
A mid of Hendo, Ox, Wini, Keita, Fab and Fekir is great. That also leaves Milner and space for youngsters.
I would prefer to see some focus now on another CB and keeper. I think we have cover in the fullback positions.


1.) 08 Jun 2018 06:38:48
Fekir would play in the midfield. He could also cover upfront. We will have to wait and see hoe Klopp use him. He is such a wonderful player. A keeper is coming and l guess it’s Allisson.

2.) 08 Jun 2018 06:44:21
Its no secret if we wrap up fekir, most of our window is going to be about signing a keeper, selling some players (read mignolet, markovic, Moreno) and getting loan deals sorted for some.
If a CB is available and makes sense to Klopp he will go sign one. But i don't see us spending 50-60 million on toby or boateng.
If moreno is sold we might need a LB, though we have Milner to cover that too.

3.) 08 Jun 2018 07:14:01
Moreno won’t be sold this window.

4.) 08 Jun 2018 07:29:59
I'd imagine if Allison and fekir sign then that would be business done for this summer unless we got shaqiri on the cheap. Can't see any more money being available after that lot.

{Ed025's Note - yeah give someone else a bloody chance.. :)

5.) 08 Jun 2018 07:33:31
I think Ed001 mentioned Moreno would probably be the cover for AR.

6.) 08 Jun 2018 07:37:37
Another CB then the transfer window is yours Ed25 ;-)

{Ed025's Note - thats very good of you drogie...thanks mate..

7.) 08 Jun 2018 07:56:55
Dembele and a keeper would be the perfect window.

8.) 08 Jun 2018 09:44:04
People everywhere keep mentioning a CB. We have 5 and it is NOT a priority this summer, as has been said ad nauseam by the Eds (my sympathies) . Other than Fekir and Alisson being wrapped up with a shiny ribbon, Klopp wants a wide forward (Not Shaqiri) as cover/ rotation. We already have cover for the other positions.

9.) 08 Jun 2018 10:15:51
Most of them aren’t good enough Jürgen mate. That’s why it should be a priority. Take VVD out of the CB pairing and we’re back to square one.

10.) 08 Jun 2018 08:17:49
Pleasure Ed025, look outside, it’s not even Christmas mate 😏.

{Ed025's Note - soon will be though mate..

11.) 08 Jun 2018 08:26:08
We’ll leave a few CAMs for you Ed025.

{Ed025's Note - your too kind squizza..

12.) 08 Jun 2018 08:44:11
Ed25 you should be happy enough with Marco Silva as it is.

{Ed025's Note - i am happy with him aoe, but the reds are buying everything that moves mate..



29 May 2018 07:25:19
No hate please, but after watching the Ramos incident with Karius, it seems pretty clear to me that VVD gave enough of a shove to unbalance him. It all happened so quickly that it's possible that it was just unfortunate. The tackle on Salah was professional, but not necessarily dirty. He did what lots of CB's would do against an agile quick forward, hold the arm that's been put across him to stop an advancement. He has that dirty aggressive reputation for a good reason, fair enough, but who wouldn't have him in their team?


1.) 29 May 2018 08:08:19
Burkey, the youngher Ramos I would have in my team. What Ramos has become is despicable and disgusting and would not want him anywhere near my team. As for the incidents he was involved in you would have a point if it was another player. Unfortunately, Ramos has been this way for years and YES, he he tried to inflict damage on Salah (and Karius cos he looked at where Karius was on his way down and elbowed him) to slow him down if not, why did he not unlock his arm? It's in the past now so we move on BUT let's not try to start sugar-coating what many of us saw.

2.) 29 May 2018 08:09:39
I am sure the rules say you can't hold arms.

3.) 29 May 2018 08:22:44
Mate, he knew what he was doing, locking arms is one thing but it was a deliberate twist and roll as he fell. You can see him look across to Salah then deliberately twist and it’s not a reflex.

4.) 29 May 2018 08:46:16
Agree SGRed. Its over with now and we must move on. But he knows exactly what he's doing. He locks arm and as falling he's facing Salah and just before contact with the ground he twists his body completely u naturally and ends up facing the opposite direction. There is good still pictures of it and shows how he clever he was. Brilliant player but always been a horrible player as his record proves over the years.

5.) 29 May 2018 09:16:50
The ball is already far away. Natural instinct is to extend your arms out when you know you are on your way to a fall, because that's the only thing that you have to cushion your fall unless you like to have your face eat dirt every single time. Ramos is clearly moving his arm inwards and upwards knowing that Salah's arm is hooked to his. Deliberate action? Yes. Intention to hurt Salah? Possibly. And I don't know how the others read it, but I read his post-match tweet about Salah as "stop the girly tears, man up and understand it's part of the game". So, in my book, he doesn't get the benefit of any doubts.

6.) 29 May 2018 09:52:13
There isn't much, even if the ref thought he meant it, that he could do about the Salah incident. Maybe a free kick but really it's just unfortunate that it worked so well - its not a red and probably not a yellow. Just a poor character in action.

The Karius incident is another matter. He deliberately aimed himself and went through Karius. That's not just pathetic, it's potentially dangerous - we all remember keepers taking targeted blows to the head and never being the same again. Ultimately it had no effect on the game because he didn't quite hit his mark and it didn't work, and I know that no-one will care, but Ramos should have been punished badly for that and I hope against all hope that refs see it and target him next year/ in the world cup for it. It was beyond being an **** to win. It crossed the line.

7.) 29 May 2018 11:09:50
I understand it's a foul, but I can't imagine he wanted to hurt the guy. Even a solid defender like Steve nicol, as annoying as he can be, sees that what he did was commonplace. I still think the hit on karius was so quick that the shove from VVD played a big part. I'm a red through and through just try and see things neutrally if I can.



28 May 2018 06:23:13
I'm sick of reading that we need a "world class" keeper, defensive mid, CB etc etc. Don't all decent teams? Do you think Spurs or Chelsea fans are saying, "nah, we don't need world class players, just pretty good ones. "?
Wanting "world class", whatever that may be, and actually being able to afford and convince one to come can be two very different things.
How many of you were calling Salah "world class" when he came? That's right, nobody. Think before you bash away on your keyboard.
I'm grateful that there are many fans on here with realistic expectations and perspectives. We're heading in the right direction one step at a time. We are not the number one destination for top talent, but we're getting up there. Patience.
Lastly, hats off to all the supporters either in Kiev or watching at Anfield who came away singing, you're bloody legends! Who'd have thought at the start of the season we'd be in the final? I'm also certain if we'd have been knocked out in the quarters, we'd likely have finished second this season.
Thanks again ED001, Ed002 and Ed025 for all that you and the other Ed's do and put up with. Hope you have a great off season and all your transfer window wishes come true.


1.) 28 May 2018 07:26:02
Just out of curiosity what do you think we need?

2.) 28 May 2018 07:26:09
Boom, well said Burkey.

3.) 28 May 2018 08:32:50
Alonso, not that my opinion is worth a lot, but I stick with what I posted a few weeks back. Alisson, Ceballos, Alderweireld, Keita (done), Fekir. Not in the know and going off what I've seen on here, these are not impossible, but unlikely to get all. Butland would not be a step up for me and Alderweireld is also unlikely but would love to see him and VVD together.

4.) 28 May 2018 09:12:34
One thing Butland has over all the other names is Premier league experience. This is absolutely crucial in my opinion. Butland needs to improve but maybe in a less hapless team he will shine. All the others will take 6 months or so to settle in. Even Pepe Reina needed a season to settle in.

5.) 28 May 2018 09:26:38
Ron, tbf karius also has pl experience and after a solid half season in goal and only conceding 14 goals. I would suggest that he would hit the ground running next season. Unless de gea or someone you top class arrives which is doubtful, I see no real reason to change keeper's when our priorities are elsewhere in the squad.

6.) 28 May 2018 12:45:02
How much PL experience has Karius got mate?

Less than a season I’m afraid 🤝.




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08 Jul 2018 23:50:41
Ed025, there is room in the bin for him now, seeing as though Pickford is doing ok and has been allowed out, and that means one less Blue in there.


{Ed025's Note - hes doing more than ok burkey hes the star of the show up till now, if there is any room in that bin i would suggest karius deserves a spot mate, just be careful when you shut the lid though as if it catches his head it could concuss him..



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20 Jun 2018 08:17:27
So what's the deal? Have read comments on here for a couple of years about him being a good keeper. Is he not showing it in training, or does Klopp just not rate him for whatever reason? Surely if he's good enough he would show it on the training ground?
I wonder how often we bring in players who are no better than those in the ranks.




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29 May 2018 07:20:45
I'd prefer to see Malcolm in the Middle :)


{Ed025's Note - love it burkey..



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10 May 2018 01:28:39
I have it on the highest authority that Buvac has finally agreed to Klopp's demand. He will now only be allowed on the bench if he has a neatly trimmed beard and matching Klopp glasses. Apparently the fitness guy just is pulling it off well enough :)




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10 May 2018 01:22:28
5-6 miles Westwood? I don't think the pain would be an issue for me, fairly sure I'd be dead after 2.





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16 Jul 2018 09:18:39
My point, was that if he wasn't already a Liverpool player, world cup fever would see many fans demanding we sign him, rather than wishing for a replacement.




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16 Jul 2018 08:26:17
Tell us what you really think Ed! Got to agree, VAR is a bit of a joke, if I had my way, I'd be happy for using goal line technology only and limiting replays of contentious decisions to keep the keyboard warriors and idiotic journalists at bay.


{Ed001's Note - it would be better if it was just used as they said it would be used. It was supposed to be for clear and obvious errors by the ref. They needed nearly 5 minutes of looking over the replays again and again to come to a decision that it was a penalty, even then the ref needed to be called back for another look as he walked away. Is that clear and obvious? If it is as hotly disputed as that one was, then it is not clear, nor is it obvious that the ref made a mistake. The clear and obvious error was the linesman not spotting the offside on the first goal but they ignored that. It was as close to match fixing as you could get without raising questions, the way it was used. The whole world cup was abysmal anyway, so it was no real surprise that the final was last.}



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14 Jul 2018 04:04:17
Ed002 has explained the cellesson at anfield misinformation.




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12 Jul 2018 07:06:48
I can see Firmino improving even more, just not sure if Salah can improve on last season.




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11 Jul 2018 23:09:30
Never forget the celebratory scissor jump :)