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31 May 2018 13:49:11
Any truth in the Boatang rumours?


1.) 31 May 2018 14:21:33
could be looking at anyone really I suppose so wouldn't go along with it, Boateng's form has also dropped slightly recently although he would work well with VVD imo.

2.) 31 May 2018 14:52:42
Very injury prone and not exactly the youngest. He'd be around 50mil i guess (Contract till 2021, starter for Bayern when fit) so i can't see us going for him.



14 Aug 2017 07:50:49
Eds do you see this couthino transfer being sorted soon and are Liverpool actively looking for a replacement now? It seems no way back but there doesn't seem to be any movement on replacing him, we couldn't really think he'll stay could we.


{Ed001's Note - yes but not looking for a direct replacement, I am not sure there is one.}

1.) 14 Aug 2017 08:39:03
Jntil the club get in someone that knows what he's doing the transfer circus at lfc will continue for another 27 yrs.

2.) 14 Aug 2017 08:50:53
Klopp should tweak the midfield a little. I like Pochettino's setup better where he has Dier/ Wanyama dropping in as 3rd CB when the full backs bomb forward, allowing Alderweireld and Vertonghen to move further to the sides to defend. We should sign a CDM who can do something similar and give Matip and a new CB more breathing space and lesser ground to defend. This where I think a CB like VVD will come in handy. None of our fullbacks are particularly good at defending so having them play more as wingbacks will suit them especially TAA, Robertson and Moreno. Not sure Clyne will get a look in though coz he is poor going forward.

3.) 14 Aug 2017 09:05:05
It seems a bit odd the club aren't more prepared given the interest Barcelona have held for so long.

4.) 14 Aug 2017 09:19:24
There simply isn't one Ed, I agree. His level of influence is not something that one signing in the short term can fix except bar maybe Eriksen.

{Ed001's Note - I don't think Eriksen is anywhere near as good nor someone I would want to bring in. I think he is the one in the Spurs side that could be improved on. For me he is the weakest link, though still a good player, he just hasn't got that little bit extra. Everything about him is just a bit under what I would want. Physically he is not quick, nor is he particularly strong. He has a good range of passing and vision, but it is not top end good. He doesn't work back well, his shooting is a bit hit and miss and his deadballs are the same. He is just a level or two below Couts and the rest of the Spurs attack.}

5.) 14 Aug 2017 09:37:48
You are right Ed01. He is vastly overrated in my view. He is not their playmaker and often goes missing when Dembele isn't around! He is the beneficiary of the what Dembele does behind him! He is like Lallana who is useless without Coutinho!

{Ed001's Note - Dembele is awesome. I love watching him play, he is like a Rolls-Royce, gliding across the ground effortlessly. He can give it out too, he is not shy of a crunching tackle as well as being so silky on the ball.}

6.) 14 Aug 2017 09:42:16
Eriksen could have won player of the year last year. He was better than any liverpool player.

{Ed001's Note - I don't see why you think that when he wasn't even close to being their best player. He was nowhere near as good as Kane, Alli, Dembele, Aldeirweireld, Rose (though I am not a fan of his, he did play well until injured), Dier and Son at times. I really do not know what you saw, but it beggars belief if you think he was anywhere near winning player of the year.}

7.) 14 Aug 2017 09:44:27
I get that exact same feeling ed, there's something about Eriksen which always makes me feel somewhat unconvinced about him. I always get this feeling that there is an extra yard he fails to make up.

{Ed001's Note - he just isn't quite top class, certainly good enough for the Prem and better than say Siggurdsson but he is not in that Alli and Kane bracket where you can't improve on them realistically.}

8.) 14 Aug 2017 09:58:37
I get the impression that you are/ were a central midfielder yourself Ed01, don't ask me why.

Wasn't Dembele the player that Kenny was desperate to sign just before he left? I would love him and Alderwerield at LFC.

{Ed001's Note - we have defo tried to sign him in the past before he joined Spurs.}

9.) 14 Aug 2017 10:12:59
You need to give up on some people Ed01. Without Mousa Dembele Eriskon is just another average player!

10.) 14 Aug 2017 10:15:09
I did read your article about him and what you describe him as a Rolls Royce. He is their playmaker who makes everyone looks better. People don't see it. Not your fault!

{Ed001's Note - one of my favourite non-Liverpool players. If he added goals to his game then people would notice him. I wonder if that is why people get so excited about Eriksen? He does weigh in with some goals, which is always good for highlight reels.}

11.) 14 Aug 2017 10:15:10
Thanks, Ed. I agree he is not at Cou's level and frankly who is apart from Silva in the PL in the true no. 10 position? I just thought he would be someone we can kinda make do with but I see your point.

12.) 14 Aug 2017 10:17:39
Hey ed001, when you say "not a direct replacement" for coutinho, are we looking to change the formation slightly with this new player? I know it's been mentioned a lot about firmino dropping back and getting a striker in, do you see this as a possibility? The more i think about that the less I want it to happen though, I like Firmino up front personally.

{Ed001's Note - I don't expect Firmino to drop back, at least not regularly, though maybe on occasion to fit Sturridge in. I expect a more energetic midfielder, like the one we tried for in Keita, to be the replacement. Though Salah was a more direct replacement.}

13.) 14 Aug 2017 10:44:37
I rate Eriksen highly and would be fairly happy with his as a replacement, I also agree on Dembele, one of the most underrated players in the league imo.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has shown zero interest in Eriksen.}

14.) 14 Aug 2017 10:50:41
Agree about Erickson Ed. I think Couts is better than Erickson but not as good as someone like Hazard who has the pace and power to go with the skill. It will be interesting to see what we do when he goes. Part of me was a bit concerned that with him dropping into midfield it left us a bit lightweight in a midfield that already gets bypassed too easily. Another part of me was drooling at the prospect of him sitting deeper servicing Mane, Firmino and Salah. I guess that means I'd like someone with a good engine, strength, pace, good in the air but with Couts's passing range and ability to beat a man. Not asking for too much am I?

{Ed001's Note - to be fair, we are not lightweight in midfield, they just get too caught up in the press and do not position themselves well when the press is not on.}

15.) 14 Aug 2017 11:04:54
Thanks ed. it's going to be interesting to see who we bring in.
I'm not as worried about coutinho leaving as I have been in the past when we have sold some of our best players, I just can't see us struggling up front now salah is here.
Still hope we can bring in Keita, he will make a huge amount of difference I think.

16.) 14 Aug 2017 11:13:17
Spurs have *apparently* told Barcelona they want £100+ for Erickson which has made them baulk at the price. I reckon Barcelona will come back with an offer closer to the figure they were told and that will be the end of the matter. The question is then, will we spend it wisely? Of which the only answer is that the evidence based on previous experience is not good.

17.) 14 Aug 2017 11:29:27
If you're right Mr Dennis then I don't know what Barcelona are thinking because Eriksen is definitely worth more that £100 lol.

18.) 14 Aug 2017 11:48:04
You mention Aldiweirald Ed but Vertonghen was better last season.

{Ed001's Note - I just couldn't be bothered to continue the list mate, or there is Lloris too.}

19.) 14 Aug 2017 11:58:10
I agree about the press Ed and also we tend to be so comfortable in possession that the midfielders makes runs vacating the middle which means if we lose the ball the midfield is empty. I would just worry who would be sacrificed for Couts in the middle. If you take out Can or Wiji then that definitely leaves us more lightweight. If you take out Lallana we lose the one that triggers the press and everyone ends up chasing the ball instead of a structured press at the right time. That being said it might have given us a better chance of breaking teams down if Pip was picking passes from deep. I guess now we'll never know but we have to look forward not backwards and simply do what's best for the team and move on.

20.) 14 Aug 2017 12:03:11
There is some bizarre rumour that Aldewiereld has a buy out clause of £22m next summer? Or is that just twitter twatter?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know to be honest but it would seem highly unlikely that Levy would agree to such a thing.}

21.) 14 Aug 2017 13:30:18
Seemed an odd one to me, as Levu is shrewd on these things and rarely ever mugged (well, aside from Mousa Sissoko) .

22.) 14 Aug 2017 13:49:45
Not sure which Ed it was but I remember the comment about Eriksen whoring himself around Europe for a move before he went to Spurs. Pure quality.

23.) 14 Aug 2017 14:30:13
Alright Ed for a long time i've held my tongue on this forum a lot of fans calling for Klopps head, these will be the same fans that where in jubilation once he came in as manager, not everyones perfect but if you know Klopp he has a formulae doesn't work over night but if he can get it right in german football the closest league to our own premier league i can't see him doing all that bad at liverpool transfer are transfer and as a liverpool fan we are more often then not dissapointed in what we produce for the last few years my dissapointment is once again champions league football and the signing just haven't been upto scratch, other then the ones who are constantly mentioned VVD, KEITA are there no alternatives people like lucas moura, pastore, Koulibaly as replacement who are just as good as the ones mentioned, everyone has gone mad on keita who looks a talent but i've heard it all before over the year remember anthony le talec, bruno cheyrou all played well one season before we signed and then couldn't produce all he would do is surely stop Lallana getting a game?

24.) 14 Aug 2017 15:01:21
Keita is nothing like Moura or Pastore, Moura is a winger and Pastore a number ten, Keita is an all action box to box midfielder who had two very successful years in Austria with RB Salzburg then improved on that with a hugely successful season at higher level with RB Leipzig and certainly isn't comparable with any of Le Tallec or Bruno Cheyrou.

25.) 14 Aug 2017 15:13:18
Lallana, kieta and Hendo midfield sounds extremely dynamic and would surely be a handful for anyone. Along with our unbelievable attacking unit of mane, firmino and salah. We look unplayable. Throw in studge and Can and I'm really optimistic. I think our defensive problems could be sorted with the right GK. Hope ward gets a go.

26.) 14 Aug 2017 15:23:08
Demicus, your sweeping statement that "Ericsson was better than any liverpool player last season" is simply not true. I ask you. "Would you swap him for mane? " Or coutinio lallana or firminio for that matter. Or Hendo.

27.) 14 Aug 2017 16:35:56
If Coutinho was in the Spurs side instead of Eriksen last season they would have won the title.

This is the difference.

{Ed002's Note - But what if Stoke had won all or their games? Then they would have been second.}

28.) 14 Aug 2017 16:58:38
If Coutinho leave's then its a big loss but, we have players in those position.

We are desperate for a number 8 or a playmaker in midfielder that passes the ball forwards with intent, we get lost passing the ball sideways and more worryingly at the weekend, playing long ball from the back in the first half on Saturday.

A real CDM would be great but, isn't a priority.

Plus CB of course.

29.) 14 Aug 2017 16:58:38
If Coutinho leave's then its a big loss but, we have players in those position.

We are desperate for a number 8 or a playmaker in midfielder that passes the ball forwards with intent, we get lost passing the ball sideways and more worryingly at the weekend, playing long ball from the back in the first half on Saturday.

A real CDM would be great but, isn't a priority.

Plus CB of course.



18 May 2015 22:16:25
Hey eds,
quick one, could coates return after picking up a bit of form now at sunderland?

Also, is there serious talks about letting brendan go? The team in increasingly rudderless and anchelotti and klopp being available surely we have to approach them? Our squad isn't half bad and if we keep sterling we can push on but i don't think he will stay with rodgers in charge


{Ed001's Note - Coates is up for grabs. He is not wanted at Liverpool.}



04 May 2015 07:37:52
Hi eds is there any interest in benteke from liverpool? Also would it b possible to sign him and depay? Or would that involve selling sterling?


{Ed002's Note - Aston Villa's Benteke has performed well enough this season to possibly rekindle interest from Spurs - but I am not aware of any from Manchester United or Liverpool right now.}

1.) 07 May 2015 21:08:39
Benteke is a bad buy for Liverpool. Unless the team changes its style, if you can count passing it around along the mid field with no end product a style, Benteke would be ineffective. He thrives on fast whipped in crosses and accurate back to front long balls, that is not what we do. We need a nippy, nimble player in the Suarez mold. Or change style to fit in with Benteke, and the 35 million on Carroll didn't change the teams style so its unlikely they will do it for Benteke.



11 Jan 2015 20:32:20
hi eds,
any chance we could be interested in ramieres as a dm in the summer?
Also is lucas's upturn in form and the fact the team is a lot more balanced with him in it going to have any impact on him leaving or is he defo going to go this january?
Also, will we look to replace him of just put can/allen into his position?


{Ed002's Note - (a) No. (b) I would think he will go tat the first opportunity. (c) Search engine.}




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23 Jan 2018 13:17:02
Eds in your opinion will there be any january transfers in? I know a lot of fans going crazy we've lost a game (its not the end of the world) but there does seem to be a lack of forward options if our front 3 are out.


{Ed002's Note - The club has already added a first team player and Liverpool has no shortage of options with Sturridge, Ings, Solanke etc..}

1.) 23 Jan 2018 14:57:48
Charlesdance, we have added a CB in VVD, I like most reds fans share your opinion that we need to strengthen the team and bring soneone in to replace the creativity in the middle of the park and last night showed that our current crop of CM's offer little going forward. Unfortunately it seems Klopp is pleased with what we have and we look done in this window. let's hope we remain in the mix in the top4, else it will be a case of our Manager getting it wrong in the market yet again.

2.) 23 Jan 2018 15:38:48
It’s the manner of the defeat, seen it far too often this season.

3.) 23 Jan 2018 16:00:13
To be fair, Mr Dennis, we have not seen it that often as we have not lost hardly any games other than Citeh and Spuds away and they were far differant games.

4.) 23 Jan 2018 16:08:40
Kloppsreds we have drawn 8 games as well. It is not how many you lose it is how many points you drop over the season.

5.) 23 Jan 2018 18:14:02
Ed002 if studge goes out on loan will that change the situation? Sorry if its been covered just read he may be off on loan so thought i would ask.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe Ings or Solanke will get a chance?

6.) 23 Jan 2018 19:58:33
Mark08, I disagree. We were losing more of these types of games in the past one and a half seasons under Klopp and this is our first loss to such a team this season in a game where NO ONE played well, a collective stinker. Also, the numbers show that we have won more games vs parked buses this season than last season and the draws you speak of, some of them were against Arsenal, Utd, and Chelsea (ho games we could have won with a bit more luck and better finishing) . I am as disappointed as you are BUT a bit more perspective is needed instead of the typical blanket statements.

7.) 23 Jan 2018 21:11:57
BRover get real. If we don't sort it very very soon we won't finish top 4. Who cares about last season you might as well bring up 5 seasons ago.

If buts and maybes, the facts are we have a midfield with very little quality and very little goal threat and that will not change in the next few months. We have been very very lucky this season that Salah has scored so many goals and helped us win us so many points. If he has a slight dip we are bang in trouble.

We need 80 points to get top 4 this season and if we don't change some things we won't get 80 points. No point sticking your head in the sand and pretending everything is ok. All our rivals are busy strengthening.



09 Jan 2018 13:15:23
Eds with it looking likely that sanchez will leave arsenal this window will w have to move for lemar now or will we give arsenal clean run a him? A lot of reports suggest we aren't going to move for anyone this window.
Also heard on a recent podcast that we are definitley looking at butland and Allison, I assume that couldn't happen this window?


{Ed002's Note - All of these have been addressed. But quickly, Sanchez will leave if Arsenal recruit a suitable replacement _ that may not be Lemar. Lemar has been done to death and Michael Emanalo has made their position as it stands right now absolutely clear. I am not aware of Liverpool making any approach for Butland and Roma has made it clear only one club has spoken to them about Alison - and we know that is not Liverpool.}



03 Jan 2018 13:09:29
Eds just wondering what you think of Liverpool actually selling couths in january, it doesn't really seem to make sense being short our best player when we're actually doing well and Barcelona are most likely going to win their league and he can't play in the champs league?


{Ed001's Note - I am lost as to how selling Coutinho makes us short of Salah? He is disrupting things behind the scenes and needs to go asap.}

1.) 03 Jan 2018 13:44:15
He doesn’t want to play for Liverpool anymore so it actually makes a lot of sense selling him! Get the next price and move on.

2.) 03 Jan 2018 15:10:59
What type of player is he mate? Only seen bits of him?

3.) 03 Jan 2018 15:11:49
I can't understand why people want Couts to stay until the summer? why keep a player who doesn't want to be here and like Ed says, he's disrupting things, he needs to be gone.

4.) 03 Jan 2018 15:30:35
Couts has made it clear that he wants the Barcelona move and in fact, it is a miracle (a small one, i know) hat he has been offensively productive for us this season (defensively, is another story) . He needs to go so the team can focus on the tasks at hand.

5.) 03 Jan 2018 15:56:15
Hahahaha😂😂 nice one there Ed01.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

6.) 03 Jan 2018 16:55:11
Don't see why we can't throw firminio in attacking mid an buy a proper quality striker with the couts money or I would like lemar, bet ya firminio mane or Salah will put us through all this crap next when the so called mega clubs come calling we need too win things too keep these guys committed too our club.

{Ed001's Note - Firmino is a proper quality striker, why would you want to move him to play elsewhere?}

7.) 03 Jan 2018 17:00:58
Exactly, he has been playing well but certainly not our best player. Like i have maintained i wish him the best and all that but we have lost better players than him and somehow always unearth someone as good if not better.

Lets get the deal done in this window and move on regardless if we get a replacement or not. Mane might come out of his strop and step up to the plate, who knows.

8.) 03 Jan 2018 18:06:41
Cos we don't play an attacking mid? Well, we rarely do. Coutinho looks like an attacking mid when he plays in the CM group, but its cos he doesn't have it in his locker to play box to box there.

9.) 03 Jan 2018 22:35:01
Ed I agree about firmino he is actually developing an progressing into that role perfectly jus if he injured or suspended or rested there is not anyone else who can do that job he does apart from him we haven't got a proper striker solanke is so raw got a feeling he jus needs a goal, if Phil leaves in January we going to have too bring someone in too keep competitive.

{Ed001's Note - Salah can play up top as well remember.}



13 Nov 2017 13:22:13
Eds what's your take on the Can contract situation, personally i don't think he's great, a bit slow for this league, but surely even a release clause would make sense to get some money back for him? I assume he wants to leave aswell with the likes of keita coming and possible being behind lallana in the pecking order when he returns Is a january transfer possible?


{Ed002's Note - THis has been done to death. He wants to leave and is free to talk to clubs outside of England and Wales in January.}



11 Aug 2017 15:40:44
Eds i remember a comment here from one of the eds stating firmino could play in couthinos position quite well, if couthino was to be sold would a forward be an option and push him back or is that just a personal opinion?


{Ed001's Note - we brought in two forwards already, how many do you want?}

1.) 11 Aug 2017 15:52:27
Push Firmino back, play Solanke/ Sturridge up top, sign a centre back, and replace Can (Keita, Andre etc) if he decides to leave.

I feel it is too late to be making wholesale changes. The season kicks off tomorrow. If Sokanke had cost £50m, after the pre-season he just had, people would be backing him for 20 goals!

Coutinho is not easy to replace so just adjust the system to suit and don't waste massive money on a panic buy.




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05 Mar 2019 12:16:26
Eds would Klopp take couthino back? He didn't seem too bothered by his exit.




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15 Feb 2019 13:17:29
Whats the story with Salah is he unhappy or what?




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12 Jul 2018 13:56:08
Eds can you put this to bed, is there an actual chance of us even bidding for him?! It seem to be more hope than anythig.


{Ed001's Note - how can I judge that? Nothing has happened yet, if something changes then I can say that, but I can't judge chances of a change.}



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01 Jun 2018 12:54:52
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29 May 2018 13:04:12
Eds would Wolves or Fulham be interested? Would be sad to see him go, thought he would be a key player this year after the friendlies, sadly the injuries have pushed him out.


{Ed001's Note - I doubt either side would be interested. He is not a Mendes client, so Wolves are out and his wages are too high for Fulham.}




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