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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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22 Jun 2017 00:39:01
I've been told on here before what a great guy John Aldridge is, and I don't doubt it. I have though made a few comments over the years concerning statements that seem so obvious I don't know why anyone bothers reporting them, such as "we need a top drawer goal scorer" etc.
Now though, it seems he's advising VVD to go on strike to force a Liverpool move. If there's any chance of this deal progressing, surely John is not helping matters in regard to our relations with Southampton?


1.) 22 Jun 2017 01:08:03
I agree with you, BB, but unfortunately we can't stop people spouting (just look at these boards! ) . Unfortunately some people who spout are famous and papers pick up on what they say.

What is without doubt is that Aldo is passionate about our club. I just wish he'd keep his trap shut now and again!

2.) 22 Jun 2017 02:29:00
Truth of the matter is some footballers are just not intelligent enough to think before they pontificate.

3.) 22 Jun 2017 02:38:14
No taps. No big traps.

4.) 22 Jun 2017 04:18:22
Yeah, fair enough I suppose, just can't help but roll my eyes. That said, who the bloody hell am I?

5.) 22 Jun 2017 07:04:21
Vvd has already stuck in a transfer request anyway . Shouldn't be long till we see the vvd lean.

6.) 22 Jun 2017 08:16:08
Source for VVD's transfer request?

7.) 22 Jun 2017 08:33:45
Heard similar reports of VVD going down this path. Either way it leaves us in a bad position following the tapping up situation. We will either be forced to pay an astronomical amount or be seen to leave him languishing at he club he doesn't want to remain at. Whilst I doubt it will happen, I think we should pay whatever Southampton want for him, even if it our entire summer budget and learn a harsh lesson that could have easily been avoidable through applying a little proffessionalism.

8.) 22 Jun 2017 10:02:47
I honestly think that this has all been worked out beforehand between the player and the 2 clubs.

As Southampton are in talks regarding a takeover and possible change of ownership things have to be seen to be done correctly.

When the news broke and the s%@t hit the fan, they went into damsge limitation mode, us ending interest and the SAINTS the injured party to placate the fans and the authorities, as it may have scuppered any further takeover talks.

Anyway I hope we sign him as it is one of the weakspots in our team.

9.) 22 Jun 2017 14:41:56
I would love to know what Aldo's take on the precious sterling and Suarez saga's were. What's good for the goose is good for the gander and I very much doubt he suggested either of them should go on strike, in fact I suspect he was fuming with the both of them.

10.) 22 Jun 2017 15:04:27
Isn't Aldridge an employee of the club? If he is, it's absolutely f***ing stupid that he said that, Southampton's feelings towards Liverpool are already bad enough.



18 Jun 2017 11:31:12
If Salah signs and possibly keita, or if hendo stays fit, I wouldn't be too disappointed to see Can sold. A primary front 3 of Mane, Salah and Bobby/ Studge and a mid 3 from Hendo Couts Lallana Gini with Grujic and other youngsters backing up I think is ample. let's put money into the backline. I know squad depth is important, but at what cost, tens of millions and opportunities of academy youngsters?


1.) 18 Jun 2017 12:33:48
Isnt Can a youngster who is coming good?

2.) 18 Jun 2017 12:54:41
If Henderson does not somehow get rid of the heel injury on a permanent basis, I see Can taking over more and more of Hendo's position and stature in the team. I've read here that the injury is usually permanent, so that tells you how on and off Henderson will be in the team.

If you're going to keep Grujic because of potential (we haven't seen much of him, otherwise), why get rid of Can's potential, which is far greater (based on what we have seen)? Does not make sense, at all.

3.) 18 Jun 2017 12:57:13
Can is not getting sold and Keita isn't coming so your premonition has no basis in reality. also, several of the academy players are not seen as ready yet to step in and take their chances yet as we have seen that they cannot judging by the dreadful form we had in Jan and Feb of this year. Not saying it's their fault but the occasion may have been too big for them. I say we put money at the FB positions and add more depth to the areas we are lacking cos trust me, if we could not cope with a 42 game season with no Europe, how will we cope with a 50 plus game season with no quality depth in the squad?

4.) 18 Jun 2017 13:39:30
Brussels - the cup games last season were last season. The same youngsters have had more development and some will deserve another chance to shine this season.

5.) 18 Jun 2017 13:53:50
I thought can was one of our better players towards the end of the season. Really started to his potential. If he could keep fit and play at that level coststanly he will become a very key player for us.

6.) 18 Jun 2017 15:05:38
Ra1969. The heel injury is permanent, it can't be cured as such but that is not to say you can't go 2,3 or 4 years pain free. It can settle and you can get on with you daily life.

7.) 18 Jun 2017 15:08:09
The team that finished the season was much improved from Dec/ Jan. Rhey actuall learned to grind out the result facing the parked bus.

The failures in the cups is down to no one else but Klopp,

Too many changes at the same time and throwing too many young lads in with our non regular starters.

Klopp needs to realise that when lower league players come to Anfield they are playing maybe the one massive game in their career, they leave nothing on the pitch.



08 Jun 2017 23:45:23
Apologies, I'm sure there's been enough VVD talk already.
But, if you can ignore some of the sensational reporting and hysteria, I think the only unusual thing here is the LFC statement. Sure, Liverpool were worried about any ramifications if S'ton took things further as they have a dodgy record in this regard lately, but this goes on in almost every transfer surely? I'm not saying it's right and clearly there are things at the club that need sorting, but some of what I'm reading is laughable. Sack Klopp, we're a laughing stock etc.
Maybe we didn't want to pay the price and didn't want to be hammered by the fans. Maybe the club thought this was a wise way out but maybe didn't see things quite going as they have. If this was a lower profile club the story would barely last a day.
I know most of the Ed's have slammed this whole episode and I can understand to some extent, but it just seems a bit much. Just my possibly ill-informed opinion.


{Ed002's Note - No it doesn't go on in every transfer.}

1.) 08 Jun 2017 23:49:58
Can a club ask an agent of the player may be interested before Making official contact? Or is it persmission to speak to before anything?

{Ed002's Note - Clubs can talk to agents about anything they wish - and do.}

2.) 08 Jun 2017 23:52:37
So you telling me ed when Lukaku was talking to the head of Chelsea transfer person that's normal. It happened in the tunnel 🤔.

{Ed002's Note - They know each other. That is not an illegal approach for a player, you are making yourself look very stupid indeed.}

3.) 09 Jun 2017 00:52:01
I said this surely goes on in almost every transfer. Okay, maybe not to this degree fair enough, but I've seen a number of ex players saying this is common and they can't understand why Liverpool released a statement.

{Ed002's Note - This doesn't go on "in almost every" transfer. The former players are idiots if they are surprised that the club have yet again trailed slime to try to avoid a charge.}

4.) 09 Jun 2017 01:05:01
Clubs and their reps can talk to players agents as much as they want, enquiring as to players thoughts regarding a move, potential availability etc, but in order to converse regarding a move directly with a player can only be allowed given the owning clubs consent. They can give permission whenever they wish but it is usually either after conclusion of or during the transfer negotiations. That's why you sometime read that personal terms have been agreed before a fee, add-ons etc. Now from what we'v heard VVD's agent approached Liverpool, along with other clubs, and Klopp spoke directly with VVD convincing him we were the club for him-this was the crucial rule breaking point, despite him approaching us it doesn't matter. This was then obviously leaked, maybe by ourselves thinking it would press Southampton into selling, had foundation and they Got annoyed which I see as fair enough and we've had to pull out and apologise. Embarrassing at best. I do think this sort of thing happens often but we're stupid enough to get caught.
Have I got that right-ish eds?

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure that his agent approached Liverpool but certainly other clubs approached Southampton. And it is far from common that clubs make illegal approaches for players.}

5.) 09 Jun 2017 07:02:53
To be fair, this has been going for years and not just with Liverpool

I remember as far back as 1989 when Paul Ince was seen wearing a united shirt before the deal was done.

Much to the dismay of the ICF.

6.) 09 Jun 2017 07:19:02
I don't really care how other clubs behave.

I just care that we've conducted our business so amateurishly and unscrupulously. Again.

Just have some bloody integrity and intelligence.

Cringe factor 10.



08 Jun 2017 13:36:24
Watching U20's. Solanke took his goal well and looks lively. Turning point though was the introduction of Ojo. Had a part to play in both goals and could easily have picked up a goal himself.


{Ed025's Note - very good burkey..



08 Jun 2017 07:36:09
Am I missing something here? What sort of apology did Liverpool actually give? The statement said "regret over recent media speculation". Have they actually said they were in contact? I know Ed01 in particular you will know more than I am reading in the media, but it's not like they've come out and said sorry, we shouldn't have conducted ourselves like that.


{Ed001's Note - this is the statement: Liverpool Football Club would like to put on record our regret over recent media speculation regarding Southampton Football Club and player transfers between the two clubs.
We apologise to the owner, board of directors and fans of Southampton for any misunderstanding regarding Virgil van Dijk.
We respect Southampton's position and can confirm we have ended any interest in the player.

That sure reads like an apology to me mate!}

1.) 08 Jun 2017 08:09:53
Yes ed and it's a very carefully worded one that doesn't admit a breach of the rules.

{Ed001's Note - spot on.}




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14 Jun 2017 10:38:16
Ed002, I can give you a correct figure: I'm worth a friggin fortune, just ask my wife, my life insurance is hûge! 😀.




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14 Jun 2017 00:50:57
I thought the next AFCON was in 2019?


{Ed007's Note - I know it's every 2 years between the WC and Euros so that works out for me.



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07 Jun 2017 10:57:49
He's too slow, often poor work ethic with occasional motd moment.




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06 Jan 2017 08:19:16
Really Ed025? I thought once Everton touched you, you needed de-licing?


{Ed025's Note - no burkey, we are the chosen ones mate..all proper scousers support the blues, after all we are..."the peoples club"..



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09 Nov 2015 10:08:21
Might as well read the daily star.





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22 Jun 2017 21:59:27
When fit Fabio Aurelio was quality.




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22 Jun 2017 04:18:22
Yeah, fair enough I suppose, just can't help but roll my eyes. That said, who the bloody hell am I?




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21 Jun 2017 01:15:46
When I mentioned the other day that I wouldn't be too worried if Can was sold I was hammered. I didn't mean I thought he should go, just that if decent money came in for him, he wouldn't leave a huge hole. Unless Hendo continues to struggle for fitness and Klopp sees Can as a natural fit at the base? Barrmun suggested Lallana would miss out, can't see that at all, Klopp clearly values his contribution. Let's face it, we have oodles of flexibility in the middle and forward line. Let's focus on the defence now surely?




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17 Jun 2017 02:47:51
He was a very good player and remains a big fan. To say he knows absolutely nothing about football is embarrassing, show some respect.




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13 Jun 2017 00:51:07
If he can't get good game time with Newcastle and prove himself, then he's never going to get it with us. The fixture list this coming season will be full on at times and after watching him at the U20's, I'd like to see him in the first team squad playing some cup games and getting some minutes in the league.