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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.

Burkeyboy

{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
Ndidi!

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.

Burkeyboy

{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.

Burkeyboy

{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.}

Burkeyboy

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
Shaqiri
Salvio
Erik Lamela
Konoplyanka


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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08 May 2019 22:04:08
This champions league is a bit dull this season eh?

Burkeyboy

1.) 08 May 2019 22:17:17
It has been the best in easily over a decade or two. Let's hope the final is better.


 

 

02 May 2019 05:53:11
Maybe I'm not as good at observing a game as I thought. I'm reading lots of headlines about Messi's "Masterclass". He scored a great free kick, fair enough. Apart from that I thought it was one of his quieter games. I'm a fan of his and think he's the best player I've ever seen, I'm almost 50, but I'm not getting all the hype. Maybe I'm wrong and need to watch the match again?

Burkeyboy

1.) 02 May 2019 06:24:59
I’m nearly 50 so great minds must think alike. For me, Messi looked frustrated throughout the game.
There is a lot of moaning and groaning on here, I actually thought we played ok in parts, especially in the 2nd half, we just didn’t take our chances, Barcelona did.

I don’t think Alisson had the best of games again, he set up the wall wrong for Messi’s free kick and his pass out form the back also led to a goal. Why he decided to give the ball to Gomez ( in a conjested part of the pitch ) was blizzare, Robbo was free and in more space on the left.

It also highlights the need for front 3 cover, I really like Origi but he’s not good enough for me. If only we could have got the away goal, 3-1 is a different game.

I think it’s a really tall order for us now but, having sat in the stands of the Ataturk stadium back in 2005 I witnessed the nbelievable with a team no where near as good as this.

Let’s see.


2.) 02 May 2019 06:39:04
Agree Drogie, tall order next week, but not impossible. I don't think Klopp will be playing Gini in that position again any time soon.


3.) 02 May 2019 07:12:29
Did he not get the second goal too? I am 50 and I thought every time he got the ball the Liverpool players s##t themselves.


4.) 02 May 2019 07:13:18
They basically cried the ref into submission so that the hatchet job Rakatic did on Nabby went unpunished, in the system we played last night Nabby is critical in holding the ball till Mane gets his body shape right, Barca knew this and made sure it was neutralised, for the first time I saw Luis Suarez as the dirty little ambassador for sewer life he really is. let's give some back at Anfield.

{Ed025's Note - the referee i thought was very good iron man, by the way...sour grapes are £1-25 a kilo in morrisons.. :)


5.) 02 May 2019 07:50:51
Irish Rover yes he did get the second goal, but it was a tap in from 4 yards, hardly a "masterclass", that was my point.


6.) 02 May 2019 07:54:07
Some posters are critical of Klopp for selecting Joe Gomez ahead of TAA. It seems quite logical to me - we were playing a renowned attacking team in their own stadium, TAA has struggled defensively at the start of games lately and Joe is a better defender. No doubt, if TAA had started and been exploited by Barcelona those same posters would have criticized Klopp for not selecting Joe.
The selection of Gini Wijnaldum in place of Bobby Firmino was a gamble that didn’t pay off and simply highlighted again (just as in the CL final against Madrid last season) that we do not have top class cover for the front three. But as the Eds have pointed out, it is very difficult to find someone of that class who will be happy as cover. Still, it has got to be a priority for the Summer transfer window alongside the development of Rhian Brewster next season.
Overall, I thought that we did really well to go at Barcelona and try for that important away goal. With better finishing and a slice or two of luck we could have had at least one away goal. I thought we handled Messi quite well for most of the game. But fair play to Barca, their defence and goalkeeper stood up to our attacks, they took their chances when they came along and Messi showed once again that he is the best player in the world.
Like Ed025, I thought the referee had a good game.
I will be at Anfield next Tuesday hoping for a miracle and, as I have witnessed other miracles from our team, it will not necessarily be a forlorn hope. Come on you mighty Reds!


7.) 02 May 2019 08:31:40
The red let a lot go and I thought he didn't give in to the Barcelona fans and players, booking a couple for time wasting. Thought he had a good game.


8.) 02 May 2019 08:32:41
I'm not yet 50, so please downgrade my views accordingly ;-) :D

Where we let ourselves down yesterday was finishing. Look at the match stats, as well as watching the game. We fluffed our chances and they took theirs.

Based on the play and watching the game, on any other night we would've got a draw or a 1-2/ 2-3 type score out of that game.

Its a massive mountain to climb, but Barcelona didn't 'batter' us, as a 3-0 scoreline would suggest.

For those of you saying "time to rebuild", "where do we go from here" etc, give yer heads a wobble will ya! We may not end up winning anything this season, but if that's the case, we were f*cking close, say 1 point in the league and a misfiring front 3 last night.

I think Klopp did make a mistake in team selection in terms of the front 3 - Gini didn't work, but how much of that could've been down to Keita's injury? Did that affect the balance of that particular team and how it was set up? We had a bad night in front of goal, that's it. They didn't over-run us or anything like that.


9.) 02 May 2019 08:39:49
we played well but messi was at the heart of everything good about Barcelona going forward. He had a very good game and was a constant threat. How he can be the main play maker and goal score is crazy.


10.) 02 May 2019 09:33:32
Also thought the ref was very good. Talking to a mate and was saying wonder what reception Suarez would get at Anfield we both agreed 50/ 50 that was before the game. Now after the game I think it’s welcome to the the gates of hell mr Suarez.


11.) 02 May 2019 07:49:40
Cough cough Ed025, I don't hear Adele warming up yet :)

{Ed025's Note - she is sucking on a locket as we speak burkey mate.. :)


12.) 02 May 2019 07:59:20
Oh come off it Ed025, no he wasn’t.
I’m never blaming the ref for last night’s result, Klopp absolutely lost his mind with some of his decisions, and our big players (Van Dijk, Salah, Fabinho, Gomez) let themselves and the fans down.
But, the ref had an absolute shocker from start to finish. Spanish teams are some of the dirtiest play-actors in football, and their dreadful, unsportsmanlike approaches to the game go unpunished every single season.

{Ed025's Note - no mate your wrong, he got duped a couple of times by some play acting but other than that he was very good for me lowel, pots and kettles come to mind when you are talking about play acting im afraid, salah is one of the biggest culprits in world football and mane had a dive last night as well, try watching the replay without the red tinted glasses on..


 

 

17 Apr 2019 22:41:34
Had mixed feelings about City being knocked out due to the upcoming Spurs game. But when I thought about it, surely this weekend's game will still be played the same way? Spurs will still be trying to secure CL for next season and even if City had have won this game, they'd still be all guns blazing to win the league as well?

Burkeyboy

{Ed0333's Note - I would City win the title than the champions league. Good luck picking up the players after that blow to the heart Pep.


1.) 17 Apr 2019 23:09:48
Burkeyboy, I don't have any mixed feelings at all, man. This is EXACTLY what I wanted. I wanted City to be caught up in two titanic battles vs Spurs and get eliminated. I am chuffed to bits for Spurs. City have just seen their whole season (to some extent) crumble GAIN in the CL and Pep is now going to be under immense pressure now, no doubt. Brilliant!

As Ed responded, good luck to Pep or in fact, any manager getting the City players ready to play another high octane, cliffhanger vs the team that not only just ended their CL season BUT just ended their chance for their "quadruple" quest. They will still have heavy hearts, no doubt. Spurs have their tails up now and will go into the weekend game bouyant and confident while City will be low in confidence. We'll see what happens.

{Ed0333's Note - exactly confidence is what beats City and spurs have it in droves now. What a climax to the season. Regardless of who you support you gotta love this game of ours. Opiate of the masses it surely is.


2.) 17 Apr 2019 23:23:33
You don’t feel tired when you win. I bet City feel bloody knackered!

{Ed0333's Note - I just realized spurs supporters have got to travel to Manchester twice in four days.


3.) 17 Apr 2019 23:29:30
Son is absolutely on fire. Admired him for a while but never expected this run of form.


4.) 17 Apr 2019 23:53:27
I don't think the ManC players, and Pep, will be able to brush this off and go out firing on all cylinders against Spurs in the league. De Bruyne had a wonderful game, Kane was not playing, and they still lost; every ManC player will feel this. And judging from Pep's after game interview (where he literally shrugged his shoulders 10 times in 2 minutes), they are very much rattled. That chink in the armor is in fact a slightly larger hole, especially now that the quadruple is gone. May well turn out to be just the FA Cup for this year.


5.) 17 Apr 2019 23:53:52
Amerigo if ever we lost Salah or Mane, Son is the ONLY one I would not mind LFC tabling a 100m pound pluss offer for. He is that brilliant.


6.) 18 Apr 2019 00:02:51
Id take son in a heart beat.

{Ed0333's Note - for sure. Class act. Genuinely great player with humility and respect. I was reading an article about him saying his father won’t let him get married or have kids while he’s a footballer as family are a distraction 🤣


7.) 18 Apr 2019 00:11:38
Citehs fans have to travel up to Manchester every week from out the woodwork Ed.

{Ed0333's Note - no they don’t mate their fans are rented from an agency in Carlisle and bought in on 3 coaches every Saturday morning.


8.) 18 Apr 2019 02:46:12
He will miss the first game against ajax. no kane so. ajax are heavy favs.


9.) 18 Apr 2019 03:06:03
I rated son for ages, but Kane been the golden boy at spurs but honestly I prefer son overall, I do rate Kane super highly, but he the whole team playing for him to score, son is like bobby puts in a shift, literally got everything, works hard, can use both feet, good touch and good dribbler. If moura carries on playing well, Spurs might do well cashing in on Harry, Levy will get a solid price, and then if they invest properly will be a very exciting season for them! More so doing well in the champions league they might keep Harry and earn themselves some more money!

But if i had to choose who to win the Cl then it would have to be us ;)


10.) 18 Apr 2019 09:14:04
i can the 3rd and final installment fizzing out to a 0-0 draw.


11.) 18 Apr 2019 12:28:21
I actually felt sorry for pep tbh, as much as city are our rivals, I actually like the bloke. But I was not unhappy to see them lose, I just hope this result does not spark a backlash and see them cruise to the title. As much as I would like to win no 7, the premier is what I really want.


12.) 18 Apr 2019 14:47:53
Thanks for your replies ed0333. Im glad im not the only one who believes we can win a MASSIVE double.

{Ed0333's Note - no worries mate there’s absolutely no reason on God’s earth we can’t win the double.


 

 

16 Apr 2019 22:00:54
I know we have to do the job against Porto, but looking at the semi's, who'd want to face Ajax? After their first leg against Real I said they looked the business and would be a real handful for anyone. PSG tried to buy the CL and Juve clearly tried to win it by getting Ronaldo, but a young, talented, well coached team have played the best football in Europe this season. I wonder how many will still be their next year? I hope they only lose a couple.

Burkeyboy

1.) 17 Apr 2019 01:06:41
They play some lovely football for sure burkey! It's great for the game and I hope they can make the final.
Can see their team being ripped apart in the summer, few handy players in there we could have a good look at.


2.) 17 Apr 2019 07:25:26
I think Ajax may reach finals with both Spurs and City can't cope their style. Spurs mid and City Defence are their weak links. They can't cope such movements IMO. Ed001, Ajax is the surprise package this season, do you think they will reach finals?


3.) 17 Apr 2019 13:18:13
Would be great to see Ajax win it if we can't. Also with the extra prize money they might be able to keep on to some of their players.


 

 

14 Nov 2018 10:36:25
Aah. Just watched us beating city toward the end of 13-14. Still bloody hurts ☹️.

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17 May 2019 06:32:19
Can't be Walter he used the noun "we". Then again, it's only a few days after the league finished and plenty of time before the CL final for him to flip again.

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30 Apr 2019 00:02:24
Ed002 gave a comprehensive run down a week or 2 ago:

Ed002's Note - Need G, CB, LB/ RB cover and LM - could look to a Creative AM player (along the lines of Fekir (as an example) ) and drop Shaqiri and Keita down the pecking order The club would also need to replace Salah, Mane or Firmino if any were to leave.

GK - Liverpool should look for someone who can be trusted, is older, homegrown and can help with the younger goalkeepers and youth coaching

RB is a difficult position for Liverpool to address unless TAA is moved to midfield (as Ed001 tells me is the plan) and a new first team player arrives - although finding space for TAA in midfield still looks tough to me. There is no natural RB in the U23s who can step up, or so I am told, but we also know that Gomez can provide cover as well. In terms of who the club has looked at, I can only say that I am aware of one player, but no doubt there will be others:
Kenny Lala (RB/ RM) only just signed a new contract Racing Strasbourg but has been looked at by the club - not sure if he would be available
If you were to ask me who I think is a viable option but the club has shown no interest in, I would say Valentino Lazaro (RM/ RW/ RB) who would be a great fix for providing cover for the whole right hand side.

The situation at LB is rather different as there is an up and coming player able to step in to Moreno’s position of providing cover. However, I keep being reminded that thought persist about Lloyd Kelly (LB/ CB) who has been used more in the CB role as Bristol City have a young LB on loan who is clearly preferred. I cannot say whether or not there is any firm interest in Lloyd Kelly (CB), but I can say that Liverpool have looked at a couple of younger CBs as I have explained and other potential options like both Lloyd Kelly and Aidan Wilson who have been "recommended" to the club by an "agent" who may be open to cutting corners (and would be the last person on earth to discuss any of this with me) . More than that I cannot say without some issues arising.
So my advice would be to utilise what the club has or risk losing him:
Adam Lewis (LB) I think he should be promoted to provide cover, in which case LB cover becomes less of an issue
I cannot answer what the club’s views are on Juanma (LB/ CB) but it doesn’t look like he will be able to make the step up given what we have seen in the past 18 months appearance/ bench wise.

CB is easier to deal with but one thing to be remembered is that if Liverpool are to bring in a first pick CB then Gomez becomes available to play or cover either FB position in addition to CB. Although if a ub and coming CB like Godrey or Fry were signed, then Gomez would likely be first pick and they could replace Matip perhaps?
Diego Llorente (CB) has been watched by Marseille, Spurs, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, West Ham, Fulham and Sevilla since joining Real Sociedad in the summer - Spurs could be tempted as they expect TA to leave – and I would not rule out a Liverpool offer
Dael Fry (CB) Liverpool has a declared interest in Fry as they look to bolster the HG quota - knowing that prices will increase - much is expected of Fry
Ben Godfrey (CB) - an option to Fry
Ruben Dias (CB) Liverpool have watched the Benfica CB on several occasions and watched him in a national game against Croatia in September - however, he is heading elsewhere
de ligt (CB) I am not aware of any de Ligt rumours involving Liverpool and they have certainly not expressed any interest – although many of the fans have raised the issue repeatedly. Dayot Upamecano is similar in that Liverpool has shown no interest but people still ask about.
Francisco Ferreira (CB) has also been mentioned and I will remind regular readers that was one of the three young CBs Liverpool looked at in 2017 with a view to taking one in January 2018. He is priced the way he is in order to turn any potential buyers away, such as Manchester City, West Ham and Borussia Dortmund who have also shown a little interest and watched him in the B side over the past 18 months. Anecdotally, the other two were Modibo Sagnan (he will be moving to Real Sociedad in the summer) and Perr Schuurs (he was expected to join Liverpool at 18 – but moved to Ajax) .
And my thoughts on who Liverpool should look to: Jorge Mere (CB) of Cologne, Marseille's Boubacar Kamara (CB) and RBL's Ibrahima Konate (CB) – all young with expectations set very high.

In terms of the DM position I doubt Liverpool will look to adding anyone unless there is a plan to change the way they play, but:
Sandro Tonali (DM) there has been interest from Liverpool but he is going to be very expensive and it is hard to see where he will fit in – I expect him to stay in Italy

Midfield CM is not a position where much is likely to happen but Liverpool need Lallana to be available more often or look to replace him with a LM player:
Nicolo Barella (CM) Whilst it is true that Nicolo Barella is of interest to Liverpool and has been watched a couple of times recently, he is being priced at the very top end of his market value, and Barella has made it clear that he wants to be a starter and stay in Italy - so difficult unless Liverpool plan to move Naby Keïta on to raise the money and make space in the side, it seems an unlikely move. is not a position where much is likely to happen
Diego Laxalt (LM) Long term interest will come to nothing as he looks to be heading elsewhere
Bruno Fernandes (AM) is of interest to Everton, Manchester United, Milan and Liverpool who have all looked at him on two or more occasions. Spurs maintain an interest but only if Christian Eriksen leaves. Asking price has more than doubled from what was already a high price in recent months and that has pushed aside interest from Juventus who don't see the value, Valencia and CSKA. Whilst Bayern Munich and another EPL side have looked as well, neither have a declared interest that I know of and both have other AM targets.
Julian Brandt (LW/ AM) if he is available Liverpool will be one of the interested clubs – and I expect him to be available and the focus of attention.
Joao Felix (AM) is not a player Liverpool has spoken to his club about and a lot of efforts are being made to finalise a move elsewhere.

Wings and Forwards:
Paulo Dybala (AM/ RW/ F) is another one of the nailed on players that is perhaps not as nailed on as people think – however, he is available and Juventus are open not use him in a little horse trading for either Icardi (who is likely heading elsewhere) or Salah (whose “agent” has been knocking on their door for a while trying to make a move happen. Would be a decent Salah replacement.
Nicolas Pepe (RW) two sides are in discussions with Lille and Liverpool has no declared interest – if they did it would be as a Salah replacement – I would not hold your breath
Federico Chiesa (RW) significant interest from elsewhere and Fiorentina planning on pricing him out of a move at something like €120M, Liverpool has shown no interest, but if they do it would be as a Salah replacement
Lorenzo Insigne (LW) – has been mentioned regularly but would be a Salah or Mane replacement but very, very expensive €150M asking price
Everton (LW) Manchester City don't see value in the €50M asking price and Milan see him as a potential option – I am not aware of any declared interest from Liverpool
Thorgan Hazard (LW/ AM) Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed discussions with one club, the interest of another and that their player have been watched by a number of sides including Liverpool – there are apparently no offers on the table and no further discussions are planned before the end of the season – so currently no more than a tenuous link
Timo Werner (S) It has been reported by the Fat Kid from Bolton that a deal for Werner was agreed with RBL in January – it wasn’t. Someone else (whose name escapes me) has apparently said again recently that the deal with RBL is agreed and it is just the salary deal to be figured out – this is all news to Leipzig who have been speaking to Bayern Munich trying to agree a price. There has certainly be interest from Klopp but right now there is no deal in place at all. It is had to see how Werner would fit in unless there is a change of style.
Silas Wamangituka (S) I am not aware of any declaration of interest from Liverpool in Silas Wamangituka but he has certainly been watched by them so it is certainly possible it will come. Barcelona and numerous other sides, including several from England such as Brighton, Leicester and Spurs have also taken a look. A problem the English sides have is he will never be eligible to be home grown and would likely not get a work permit - whereas Barcelona don't have any such issues. I would not hold your breath.

Outbound (perhaps) :

Simon Mignolet (G) maybe
Loris Karius (G)

Alberto Moreno (LB)

Nathaniel Clyne (RB)

Joel Matip (CB) will make way if a new CB is to be added

Marco Grujic (CM) perhaps another loan, no assurance he will get a WP in England
James Milner (CM/ RM) perhaps
Adam Lallana (LM)
Alan (CM) can't get a WP - a further loan to Fluminese

Sheyi Ojo (RW)
Harry Wilson (RW) needs to make a decision and talk to the club to see if there will ever be a chance for him at Liverpool - there is serious interest in him now
Ryan Kent (LW)

Divock Origi (F) perhaps but right now I expect him to stay
Daniel Sturridge (S)
Bobby Adekanye (S)
Taiwo Awoniyi (S) won't get a WP
Danny Ings (F)

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22 Apr 2019 23:27:32
Hope I don't get shot for this, but I'd prefer to lose Salah over Mane or Bobby. I think if you put any decent player in the front 3, they will get chances and therefore goals. Salah has been great for us of course, but if he wants to go, then so be it. Part of me would have liked to see us cash in on him at the end of last season, imagine the fee back then? That all said, who do you replace him with? And, would a top player also see us as a stepping stone to Spain? Think of the best players who have left for Spain: Xabi, Masch, Suarez, Couts. Tongue in cheek you could throw Owen in also. If we win the league or the CL, surely we're closer to being in that bracket of clubs that players want to come to?

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11 Jan 2019 15:31:05
If we had no chance of winning the league I'd have been bothered about going out of the cup. I actually can't even remember who won it last year. The league is the clear priority with CL second.

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18 Jul 2018 07:14:21
Didn't ED001 confirm contact had been made? If Klopp and FSG weren't serious about wanting the lad, why bother contacting? This isn't a game you know. Karius, Ward and Migs are all still on the books, why upset them even more if you don't think you've got a realistic chance of doing a deal?

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18 May 2019 15:05:51
Maybe the thumbs down know enough to see that Wilson isn't of the quality needed for our first team.

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15 May 2019 23:10:18
Ed033, I've set up monthly donations, but can just do a one off if that's more suitable right now?

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15 May 2019 23:12:35
Have some sympathy for an ex Walton boy living in Queensland getting up at 4am to watch it with only my son. The nearest place showing it live with a crowd to create the buzz is in Brisbane, 4 hours away : (.

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15 May 2019 06:44:55
I want Ed002 to tell me what an insightful and faultless contributor I am :)

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14 May 2019 02:03:58
This was the first season I played Fantasy Footy. I'm one of those armchair managers who thinks he has all the answers from the comfort of home. Out of the 6.5 million playing, there were almost 2 million better than me : ( And, most of them were probably 12.

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