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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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14 Jan 2017 09:47:42
Tend to err on the side of caution, but feel really confident of a solid win, particularly if hendo and couts play. I'm going for a 3-1 win.




05 Jan 2017 01:55:37
Before Christmas I said I'd be happy if the 6 point gap between us and Chelsea didn't widen, given the City game. So, besides a sub par finishing display v Sunderland, no complaints here. Top 4 is still the priority for me this season.


1.) 05 Jan 2017 03:11:10
With you on that, Burky. CL football MUST be accomplished BUT cos Klopp focuses one one game at a time, we press forward and see what happens.

2.) 05 Jan 2017 06:19:34
No problem with healthy optimism, with you on that. I'm very happy to see solid improvement month by month and believe we have a great chance of success, this year or sometime soon.

3.) 05 Jan 2017 07:19:22
Anything below top 2 would be a failure considering
we play only one game a week and have a large squad unlike others. I am struggling with people who are happy to take up any where inside the 4 places in the league.
We are Liverpool FC and not Arsenal FC.

4.) 05 Jan 2017 08:00:20
It's called progress SWM. Don't know how a side that's not been in the top 4 for so long can be expecting to win a prize that they've not achieved in over 20 years. Getting back in to a top 4 position is an accomplishment and a realistic target, do that and build from that. At this stage of the season CL would have meant an additional 6 games, it's not an excuse to under perform.
Hope and optimism is fair enough, arrogance however completely not.

5.) 05 Jan 2017 08:31:14
Yes we are lfc not arsenal. The only difference between us an arsenal is that we actually literally have barely won anything in the last 10 years and also have been regularly irrelevant in europe. So yebthank goodness we're not arsenal.

6.) 05 Jan 2017 08:39:28
In Istanbul

Leicester city mate. It's called belief and nothing else. If you truly believe in you and what you could achiever then no one stops you achieving it.

7.) 05 Jan 2017 08:41:20

Arsenal have won nothing in last ten years other than two FA cups. Their CL campaign is not really good mate. They make up numbers and get eliminated by January every year. We have seen it from past a decade.

8.) 05 Jan 2017 09:20:46
Mate I'm full of belief, but we are not Leicester and an irrelevant comparison. There's 6 really good capable sides in that league, all of which will have the same ambitions. Of the top 6 I would possibly suggest that Liverpool should have the lowest level of expectation.
I'm just glad to see Anfield rocking again, and not being fearful of traveling going to a game to lose, the expectation is to win. Our performances this season have been fantastic which shows in the level of disapointment when we do anything but win.
One game at a time sir, all of which unfortunately we won't all win.

9.) 05 Jan 2017 10:55:19
It's all about progression surely. we are LFC and we all want to be winning titles but let's face it we have exceeded expectations so far this season. every year I want us to win the league but secretly would have settled for top 4.this year I think we have a realistic chance of winning the league but if we don't top 4 is a must. to me it's about building consistency and my hope is that we are in the position we are in now for many years to come. let us create a dynasty like we did in previous years. let every year we be challenging on all fronts. when the top players at home and abroad want to leave their club, let it be Liverpool they want to join. we have a better stadium and a great manager, let this be our time. YNWA.

10.) 05 Jan 2017 11:25:17
I agree with harry, but not sure the squad believes it yet. If we are a few points off top or heaven forbid leading coming into may, top 4 will not be good enough for me.

11.) 05 Jan 2017 12:28:39

The progression is always there if you win the title or end up just inside top4. I am not talking about it all. We set our targets so low that anything seems Brilliant. We are half way through the season sitting in 2nd place and if you are happy to finish on 4th, Then I have nothing to say mate.

I am sure the msg from the owners are clear, They have more ambitions than some of our own fans. At least they want us to win the title every year.

12.) 05 Jan 2017 14:54:13
Harry, getting to the CL which was the objective when the season started, is not setting targets low. Media and many on here, had us finishing 6th and called finishing 5th a success. CL footie was also the target in 13/ 14 up until Feb of `14 when we found ourselves in a title race. After that season cos our title challenge was built on sand, we crumbled monumentally.

Therefore as of today, we are on track to get into the CL and that is progress already from last season, where we made a European final (only PL team to do that since Chelsea in 2012) just 8 months after taking charge of a team many thought were crap. We may have lost to Seville and that hurts BUT Klopp was more hurt and even said that the loss was fuel for his fire for this season.

We all wanna win the PL for sure BUT many of us are dreaming with our eyes open as in, considering reality and managing expectations. We are making progress rapidly and are ahead of schedule already cos even you nor I, didn`t think we`d be second by Jan so that has to be admitted. This doesn`t make us less ambitious or make us less passionate fans than others (been a fan for 30 plus years) and the fact that some of us are seen as less ambitious cos we are tempered in my expectations is unfair and wrong. That attitude and belittling of others needs to change.

13.) 05 Jan 2017 17:07:43
Sweet chin, I never said I'm happy with 4th. im saying of course I want us to win the league but u can only judge us since klopps reign. since he has been here we are playing much better football and much more consistently. we are only half way through the season and so far I am more than happy.

14.) 06 Jan 2017 08:36:50
More than we've achieved. not to say it is more than we'll become but if you're not winning things the least you expect is to be competitive. We have barely won anything and also barely been consistently competitive over that span!



24 Dec 2016 23:30:00
Just to break the flow of Christmas well wishes. I think if we can still be 6 points behind Chelsea come the end of the Christmas madness, then that would represent a pretty decent spell. Anything better given the respective fixtures would be great.


1.) 25 Dec 2016 16:02:14
Merry Christmas Burkey.

2.) 26 Dec 2016 01:03:11
You too Ron. When are you getting a job on here?



20 Dec 2016 00:59:10
Am I right that you're an Evertonian Ed025? If so, hats off to you for so many replies tonight.


{Ed025's Note - i am burkey but also a football fan mate...cheers..

1.) 20 Dec 2016 09:26:18
He is an Arsenal fan Burkey 😎.



16 Oct 2016 23:05:16
Just got back to Oz from a couple of weeks in Liverpool. Little Michael Owen was on my flight to Dubai. Here is my brief chat with him as we went through the gate:
Me: "Hi Michael. "
Him: "Hi. "
Me: "Don't worry, I won't bother you for a selfie. "
Him: "it's ok, I don't mind. "
Me: "No it's ok, I mean, it's not like you're Jamie Carragher. "
Him: "Ha ha, I'll have to tell him that. " (nice warm response)
Me (noticing business class and not first class ticket) "Surprised you're not flying first class Michael. "
Him: "Well, I'm not made of money. "
Me: "Michael, that watch could buy both of us return first class tickets to Australia. "
Him: "You really are a scouser aren't you? "
Me: "Yep, but I've been gone a while, otherwise you wouldn't be wearing that watch. "

There was also a dad and son sitting near me wearing LFC shirts. When the Bursar told them Michael was upstairs and offered to get them an autograph, without missing a beat the scouse dad said, bugger your autograph, we want a selfie. The bursar spoke to Michael who was happy for them to go upstairs for a pic. They were gone about 10 minutes and said he was the nicest guy, happy to spend time. He was on his way to China for something.
Just thought I'd share, I know he isn't thought of in the warmest way from many fans, and I understand, but was nothing but nice and friendly.


1.) 17 Oct 2016 00:54:58
Nice story. Not sure it will go a long way in repairing his relationship with Liverpool fans though!

Any idea what he was doing in China? I move to Shanghai for work this year so would be good to see him if he's doing an event nearby (He was my childhood hero and one of the main reasons I started supporting Liverpool)

2.) 17 Oct 2016 01:11:35
Still don't like him.

3.) 17 Oct 2016 04:54:03
Sorry AZ, it was the dad who got the pics with him that told me he was heading to China. I was too busy being a smart arse to ask where he was going. Surprised me that he was leaving the country a few days before the game, but maybe avoiding awkward questions was perhaps a wise thing?

4.) 17 Oct 2016 09:19:06
I'm sure he's a nice guy, just don't like the way he conducted himself when he left Liverpool and that will probably never change.

5.) 17 Oct 2016 15:20:29
It's ringing a bell that Michael Owen has some ambassadorial role involving LFC operations in China? So could be where he was off and you still might he able to see him out there Az.

Could have dreamed it though.

I have odd dreams.




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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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08 Nov 2015 01:33:28
Nicest fella in years who was always happy to give a bit of time was agger, sorely missed.




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Thanks for the detailed response ed, nice to be reminded that you're actually in the know and not just guessing.




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The morning you say? Only one flight leaving Kiev tomorrow and that's at 2.10pm. Unless he's taking an 8 hr jouney via Moscow, then he can leave at 6am. Hope he's an early riser.





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22 Feb 2017 02:25:38
Mane goal v Arsenal and Klopp's reaction.




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22 Feb 2017 02:22:02
You must be fitter than me Ron :) You could always jump a train to Sandhills and then get the Soccer Bus.




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31 Jan 2017 22:25:32
Can was solid enough but I was hoping for mane to come on for him with lallana dropping and later would have liked studge for firmino. Decent performance though. What happened for their goal? though migs wouldn't have saved it anyway. Did the ref blow and migs wasn't paying attention, or did they take it early?




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15 Jan 2017 22:11:32
I'd have settled for a point before the game to be honest. But, with not long left when they scored, it was tough to take, though probably a fair result in the end. They wasted a couple of chances, mainly from our mistakes, and we had just a few chances that were off target or straight at De Gea.

Migs was very good, as was Hendo. Apart from some great technique for the goal, Zlatan was quiet and Pogba should be buying a round for the entire crowd after that performance given what he cost (yes, it does matter what he cost if you're scraping the cash to afford to watch and he performs like that. )




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07 Jan 2017 06:53:51
I have a family relationship to tony Stephens, Beckhams old agent as well as others through sfx. He worked extremely hard and diligently for his clients from what I could see. Beckham valued him greatly and always regretted that fergie wouldn't have a bar of him. Posh and becks turned up at a Xmas Doo at Tony's house a few years back when I was back visiting. when he heard I was a scouser he loved some friendly slagging off, really nice fella.


{Ed001's Note - just to addend Ed002's note, there are a whole slew of players-turned-agents from this year, due to FIFA's relaxing of the rules. They are intermediaries now and they are pretty much unregulated, so there are hundreds of them. Most are wasting their time and everyone else's, some are already stepping on toes (one ex-player was offering around an Aston Villa player without his agent's knowledge a few weeks back), some will no doubt be fine. Chris Birchall has just launched an agency, Julian Joachim did so a few months ago, and I expect many more to do so now the rules are relaxed. All is very recent and probably best avoided until they establish themselves really.}