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04 Aug 2017 07:33:11
Just heard from a reliable friend that Chelsea have been negotiating with Southampton over VD for the past few days and have agreed transfer fees. VD is happy with their contract offer but he/ his agents are holding out for Liverpool to make an offer as it would be better off for them financially. Also VD would choose Liverpool first, all things being equal, but would be happy ether way. And please no jokes about STDs.


1.) 04 Aug 2017 07:55:35
Nightmare situation.

2.) 04 Aug 2017 08:08:34
I think LFC need to very quickly get an offer in and put the poor guy out of his misery. "He is happy with Chelsea offer but holding out for Liverpool"?

Liverpool need to do the decent thing here, we acted terribly in tapping him up, unsettled him and caused a rift with his club for both him and LFC (from what I understand) and now it's rumoured he may not even start the season with Southampton unless he moved - this is a guy who we were willing to break our transfer record for and now we are potentially screwing with his career.

This is going to look very, very bad for Liverpool if we don't do the right thing. We already have a crap reputation re transfer dealings so let's do the right thing for once and not make it worse!

3.) 04 Aug 2017 08:16:19
I heard the same this morning.

4.) 04 Aug 2017 08:19:09
If Southampton are willing to sell to Chelsea then we should put in our offer and match or offer a bit more and get the job done and everyone should have a positive result from this mess.

5.) 04 Aug 2017 08:22:02
So you've just read the BBC gossip page yeah!

6.) 04 Aug 2017 08:43:08
I honestly think this is what we have been waiting for! We can't make an approach after the apology but now they have agreed terms on a sale there is a better stand point to say well your now selling the player can we match the bid if he is leaving anyway? Instead of the other scenario would of seen us u turn the apology if we just made a bid by ourselves.

7.) 04 Aug 2017 08:50:04
I would suggest that we make a better offer rather than just match it, to show some respect to Southampton.

8.) 04 Aug 2017 08:54:47
Sounds more like an "iced" version of the BBC football gossip page!

9.) 04 Aug 2017 09:10:25
Just asked the question and its apparently a regurgitated story from when Chelsea enquired about him earlier in the year, they was told that he was not for sale so stepped back and also wasn't impressed by the valuation from Saints. However they may again be interested if he was for sale so we better pull our finger out!

10.) 04 Aug 2017 11:47:47
Where does he fit in at Chelsea? Does he replace Cahill, Luiz or Rudiger? He'll wait for Liverpool because he'll be a guaranteed starter week in, week out.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea are after buying a centre back and have a long term interest in van Dijk. Do not discount an interest from Arsenal or Manchester City.}

11.) 04 Aug 2017 14:50:40
Typical of us. We face going into the season with Mario being the only decent centre back available, since Lovren is a one good game in three, Klavan is just appallingly Bad and Gomez is too raw. Another season of fail awaits us.

12.) 04 Aug 2017 15:55:43
Negotiating over VD? Thought it was just pure misfortune?



02 May 2017 17:44:05
A question for the eds if I may. I have heard that we are very interested in a young winger from Metz named Sarr. Can you confirm this? Any info will be apprected.


{Ed002's Note - There is only one club keen on Ismaila Sarr but Metz are not looking to sell. He would never get a work permit for England at this time.}

1.) 02 May 2017 18:33:47
Thanks for the quick reply.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



15 Mar 2017 02:24:26
I have heard we have been looking at a player from Freiberg, Max Philip. Don't know much about him except he is a versatile attacking midfielder. Anyone know much about him?


1.) 15 Mar 2017 07:16:11
Not Matt Phillips? 😉.

2.) 15 Mar 2017 07:57:46
Phillipp Max? Left back for Augsburg. That's all I've read and really can't remember whether he was any good when we played them.

3.) 15 Mar 2017 08:20:05
I think I remember him from the olden days of Football Manager. Young german striker/ attacking midfielder with a lot of potential, was considered one of the up-and-comings, though left in the shade of Timo Werner. Never seen him play in real life though, so no idea how he developed.

4.) 15 Mar 2017 11:13:20
I would've thought that Phillip Max was more likely as he's a LB, however there is also a Maximilian Philip who plays as a midfielder for Freiberg! Both of them are 23, so who knows which one our interest lies in, if either! Maximilian is the chap that Drigan is referring to as he is a contemporary, both in terms of age and position, to Timo Werner.

I wonder if the transfer committee got it wrong all those years ago, and we were actually, for example, after Poulsen Christian, an amazing attacking midfielder, rather than Christian Poulsen, an amazing donkey?! Who knows!

5.) 15 Mar 2017 11:13:20
I would've thought that Phillip Max was more likely as he's a LB, however there is also a Maximilian Philip who plays as a midfielder for Freiberg! Both of them are 23, so who knows which one our interest lies in, if either! Maximilian is the chap that Drigan is referring to as he is a contemporary, both in terms of age and position, to Timo Werner.

I wonder if the transfer committee got it wrong all those years ago, and we were actually, for example, after Poulsen Christian, an amazing attacking midfielder, rather than Christian Poulsen, an amazing donkey?! Who knows!

6.) 15 Mar 2017 21:19:24
He is a forward who can play across the front 3 and he will be about 22 years old now. Not heard his name in about 2 years so I don't know if he ever fulfilled his potential.



22 Aug 2016 13:05:28
Tiago Ilori will sign for Olympiakos. Fee in the region of 5m euros.


1.) 22 Aug 2016 13:44:32
Really? If so its a decent price for the boy. I hope he can go on be successful with them. He did try hard for us and was given decent chance to show his skills.

2.) 22 Aug 2016 14:26:23
So have we made money or broken even from him? If this sale is fact, we signed him for €7m, sell for €5m and inbetween acquired loan fees. I think Villa paid €2m for last seals didn't they? Even cut in half sounds like he has cost us nothing.

3.) 22 Aug 2016 14:49:01
Who cares about money. The lad had his career hindered with us let him move on to where he can play and try recover his career. Sick of young players being bought with no long term plan he never got a look in for the first team.

4.) 22 Aug 2016 14:56:57
Max Renn, what about agent's fees? Wages that weren't covered by loans? We most certainly have not made money or broke even. Let's not also forget the fact we borderline ruined a young players career.

5.) 22 Aug 2016 15:05:42

3 games? Absokutely shocking. Even un those few games i thought he showed a lot of promise.

6.) 22 Aug 2016 15:25:20
There is a reason he didn't make it and if he were good enough, he'd have played. Did he play at Villla? He just wasn't as good as we were led to believe.

{Ed001's Note - that is not always true. There have been many players who have been good enough who don't get a chance. Speaking of which, good to see Suso starting for Milan.}

7.) 22 Aug 2016 15:40:50
Suso is the one. Remember when Serling and him broke through. Maybe would have been better giving Suso more time than that little s, ;? t.
Suso could be world class. Thank Brendan.

8.) 22 Aug 2016 18:51:04
When he had his chance he was overweight and slow.

9.) 22 Aug 2016 19:17:06
AR ay come on max lad.

He played against villa and that's it? That's enough chances. Bloody hell.

Really hope the academy players don't read this. They will be devastated.

And he did look unspectacular against villa but still solid, good compusure on the ball and fast. Just needs games and confidence. Something I thought klopp would of gave him.

10.) 22 Aug 2016 20:04:45
There's so many posts about how the youngsters should play more. Not all the youngsters are going to make it to be the standard required. Liverpool have probably given more chances to youngsters than most of the other top 10 teams in England. Ilori and suso are 2 of many who had chances to shine in 1st team games and training but unfortunately just aren't good enough. Everyone likes it when an academy player makes it like fowler, Gerrard and carragher but not everyone will.

{Ed001's Note - so not true, neither had enough chances in the 1st team, certainly not Suso who did shine on those rare chances he got. It takes years of regular football to develop, not 2 or 3 games. You are talking crap. Carragher was the target of the boo boys for years and was seen as a flop by a large number of fans in his early years. It took him years to develop into the mainstay of the backline that he became.}

11.) 22 Aug 2016 20:18:31
To be fair it's not like our defence has been leaking goals for the last three years and all our centre backs have been so consistent.

12.) 22 Aug 2016 21:36:41
Out of all ilori got the least chances. What was it 2 years to get a start after taking him away from his home, a starting position in a very good team, shipped out on numerous pointless loans.

Then he gets what was it 3/ 4 games, one when he hadn't played for 6 months and was dead on his fit at 60 minutes.

Nowhere near enough and there is noone who can say any different with evidence that he got enough chances.

Shame, but glad he's going somewhere he will play

Btw noone is saying he is our savior, it going to be a world class centre half, just how young he is and how little games he has had. Look at players at Dortmund (ginter), Everton, Tottenham (Kane, diet, Ali), athletico, Southampton. You need to give a young player a real good run, if ilori had of had 10/ 15 games ina row and not shown any signs, it still wouldn't of been enough but at least it would of been much better than this.

13.) 22 Aug 2016 21:56:09
well said edd01 suso always looked liked he could be a top player to me. And Ilori could not play any worse than skrtel. I can remember Carragher playing right back and every time he got in to a crossing position passing the ball back. Is that his fault or manager playing him out of position.

14.) 22 Aug 2016 22:48:21
Carraghers 2 own goals against United.

The only time I really swore at him :-)

15.) 22 Aug 2016 23:29:37
Teixeira didn't get a fair shot either IMO.

{Ed001's Note - defo, if any player looked like he deserved more time it was him.}

16.) 23 Aug 2016 01:05:39
Good luck to Ilori, hope he wins the Europa with them.

17.) 23 Aug 2016 07:51:31
We have wasted several potential world class youngsters over the last few years. Tiago Ilori, Joao Texeira and Suso by not giving them enough game time to grow.

18.) 23 Aug 2016 12:34:10
If we gave all the youngsters 2 years to settle in, at least after 2 years they would hopefully be good enough to get us back out of the championship. All these young players Liverpool have not given a chance to in the past have gone on to other clubs and how many have become world beaters?

{Ed001's Note - for gods sake this stupid comeback again. That is the most ridiculous way of judging whether a player could have been good enough if they had not had their way blocked in their formative years. The time when they usually make the most progress, but they can't do so when they are not getting first team football.}

19.) 23 Aug 2016 16:43:38
Ed1, you are pretty quick to accuse posters of talking rubbish but that is just your opinion. The posters are entitled to their opinions as well. Personally I am pleased to see Suso has improved and is doing o. k. but I do not think he would improve a top 6 EPL team and Teeira showed soe great flashes of form but went missing for long periods Illori? we shall see. I had high hopes for him, quick and skilful but an EPL CB? not so sure. Just my opinion of course :-)

20.) 23 Aug 2016 16:46:55
Tex, Suso and Illori 3 world class players? Ridiculous.

21.) 23 Aug 2016 17:31:39
CR I don't think the argument is about their quality but more about the fact we don't give our youngsters time and chances to prove themselves. A game every now and then isn't going to prove anything. They need a good run just the same as any new signing, possibly more so because of their age. You have to accept that there is going to be bad games and inconsistencies because of their age and lack of experience. Talent needs to be developed.

22.) 23 Aug 2016 19:09:46
CR - Texeira went missing for long periods? When did he get 'long periods' in which to go missing!? 2 EPL appearances. that's all he got. It may be 'your opinion' but facts still speak for themselves, which makes 'your opinion' a load of old codswallop!

{Ed001's Note - Teixeira looked a diamond whenever he played.}

23.) 24 Aug 2016 00:11:28
I think this is the Coach having all the power vs having director of football and a coach argument. Coaches always look out for themselves and take the safest option, add the premier league spending power, they always choose the buy a safe option instead of being given a team and being told to actually coach, teach and develop talent. You can tell when a coach is over his head, he stops coaching and becomes the manager, tried to outwit everyone, ironically, best managers never stop coaching and teaching. In the end, it's the young players that suffer by sitting on the bench.

24.) 24 Aug 2016 07:45:54
Those players may or may not have been better than we know. Sometimes players simply don't get enough time in the first team.
Look at Villa playing Lescott and Richards over Okore.
De Bruyne or Lukaku not getting time to develop at Chelsea.

25.) 24 Aug 2016 07:48:43
Football is about opinions. If we all had the same opinion football and this website wouldn't be what it is. I do agree with some of your point about giving youngsters a chance but with fans, owners wanting immediate success and managers futures riding on a few months performances. In my opinion you'll see less youngsters being given long runs of matches in the first team as the managers job is on the line. I'd like to see the likes of Arnold and brannigan given a run in the team. Maybe it's up to the club's to make changes to the u23 to make it more competitive and worthwhile?

26.) 24 Aug 2016 13:17:55
I just hope these guys don't end up like Pique or Pogba. Miss the potential of them, move them on and turn top notch.

27.) 24 Aug 2016 17:14:29
Edd001 think of what texeria could have become with lallanas game time.

{Ed001's Note - exactly mate, he really looked a special talent that lad.}

28.) 23 Aug 2016 22:11:17
Ironic selling Ilori just a few days after our lack of pace in defence was so badly exposed.

29.) 25 Aug 2016 08:29:22
hope Ojo gets enough chances.

30.) 26 Aug 2016 09:28:32
Was interesting to see about Teixeira that in spite of being on loan, in spite of not playing a full season with them the Brighton fans loved the guy. Considering most fans look at a player loaned in from EPL club and think he'd better be seriously special or else he must have been doing something right.



22 Jul 2016 06:24:51
Alex Manninger has agreed a one year contract.


1.) 22 Jul 2016 15:54:05
That's the signing that will win us the Premier League.




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12 Aug 2017 03:54:57
I was very impressed with the U23s today, especially Yan Dhanda and Matty Virtue, by far the two best players on the pitch. Lloyd Jones and Nat Phillips were the stand out defenders. Herby Kane was everywhere and created all kinds of space but won't get the headlines. Its only the first game but these kids are talented.


1.) 12 Aug 2017 04:23:21
Yan Dhanda looked great in the no.10 role, looks to be maturing well and seems to have added a real goal threat to his game. I agree though, mentioned him last year too, but Virtue might well be worth a shout at some point. He's everywhere on the pitch and able to do it all - a bit like Henderson, not the flashiest but makes the whole thing stick.

Aside from those, agree on the defence and Brewster seems to have also grown quite a bit! Looking much more like a physical presence at striker. Nice for Ings to get 45mins and on the scoresheet. could have had two.



12 Jul 2017 05:28:48
I wonder how many people on here remember we have signed two of the most highly rated youngsters in Europe for Gerrards U18s check them. Dal Varesanovic from Bosnia and Edvard Tagseth from Norway.


1.) 12 Jul 2017 06:26:38
Like Suso, Ojo or Ibe?

Very difficult for youngsters to come through to the first team these days.

2.) 12 Jul 2017 06:46:18
So we shouldn't sign any talented kids then Ron?

3.) 12 Jul 2017 07:05:35
I heard about Tasgeth and all his reviews supposed him to be ahead of Odegaard at his age.
I also remember us signing couple more youngsters after the Tasgeth deal. Although I can't recall the names right now.

4.) 12 Jul 2017 07:20:11
Mentioning Suso though Ron is relevant as both the kids I mentioned are both small left footers who are very technically gifted.

5.) 12 Jul 2017 07:21:27
I heard about the Norwegian kid!

6.) 12 Jul 2017 08:55:11
Didnt we get a transfer ban for youth players or is the U18 not a youth team?

{Ed002's Note - I know nothing about the kids but any agreements eached before a ban can still go ahead. So if the agreement to sign these players was reached before the ban was in place then these players may still sign for the club.}

7.) 12 Jul 2017 09:39:09
The youngster I was forgetting about was Patrik Raitanen. Finnish Centre back and totally looks like Hyppia's son.

8.) 12 Jul 2017 10:55:32
It's an interesting question ChiefScout.
To be honest, what is the point in signing them if they aren't going to get the chance to break into the first team?
They're better off at a club which brings through youngsters with first team football.

It's a common problem with the top half of the premier league. You can only play 11 players at once, fans demand expensive new signings every window. Managers have to get results from day 1 so can't risk bringing a youngster through.



08 Jul 2017 05:52:44
I had a conversation with Sadio tonight about transfers and what's going on. He told me to look up a word from his language, Sabali. I even asked him to spell it. Nice 1 Sadio am on it.


1.) 08 Jul 2017 06:57:54
Any cerebral person knows that 'Saba li' means 'tapping up' in Senegalese ChiefScout. I truly hope this is in reference to his mate Naby Keita 🙏🏻.

2.) 08 Jul 2017 10:09:58
it means "patience"



02 Aug 2016 03:01:57
i am not even going to mention the defending for Romans second.


1.) 02 Aug 2016 04:33:43
first romantic now romans?

are romans romantic ChiefScout? haha just kidding mate, auto-correct huh? =P.



28 Jul 2016 07:17:17
I was going to talk about how impressed I was by certain players but Phil Babb was the 'pundit' on LFC and all I could think about was Casaraghis only goal for Chelsea.


1.) 28 Jul 2016 07:40:52
Could of been worse, could have had the American commentary who kept calling Grujic bloody Henderson, and thought Aina was Baba Rahman!

2.) 28 Jul 2016 10:17:22
Could have been worse? Look at Casaraghis goal and see if Phil sees it that way :)




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05 Aug 2017 05:07:04
If Coutinho leaves then happy dayz 'good luck lad and you'll never walk alone'. Will you all stop stressing about transfers and money and taps and initials and just Support your TEAM, have some banter (but don't take the pi*s and get barred:) let the 'people' who get paid sh*t loads of cash stress about all that carp and enjoy us winning the league at last and we can all argue about VVD NK AOC next year. I feel a great season coming on :)




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16 Jul 2017 03:59:46
MK unless we buy another (expensive) striker there is no way Origi should leave. Do you honestly believe Firminho, Sturridge and Solanke are enough for a title winning team? And why start criticising Klopp over such a simple question?




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08 Jul 2017 06:22:27
no Kaizer I hope you didn't scare him and have let him go.




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03 Jul 2017 18:00:04
The funding is there no question. Its whethr the club want to put a huge portion of hat budget on one player. My opinion is to go for it. I would be happy with Keita and a left back now and wait until January and see where we are.




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02 May 2017 18:33:47
Thanks for the quick reply.


{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}




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26 Aug 2017 15:16:07
Top level football is nothing like any contract we could ever earn or understand, there is so much money involved and too many corrupt 'amazingly clever people in suits. Where there's money there is always greed and fair play to Rick Parry (the rat) and the Premier League for getting on it.

FIFA and UEFA hold all the cards, make up all the rules as they go on. I don't stress about it no more I don't care who we sell or sign as long as we win and hopefully play well, happy days. Everyone's too worried about the cash instead of enjoying boss footy.




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26 Aug 2017 15:15:46
but if the door does hit him on the way out well done to the door fitter for tightening the springs.




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26 Aug 2017 15:14:41
My only problem with FSG is that they are intelligent businessmen who have had a few years to learn from their mistakes transfer wise but don't seem to have any idea on how to improve/ learn from it. All the new 'top people' are from backgrounds of making money.

Its still just a business to them and not a passion. Obviously the Red SOX WAS A PASSION. I totally understand they expect returns on their investment but I just think they must have asked the wrong people for advice.




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04 Aug 2017 07:42:41
He is not 'desperate' to leave at all, a stupid choice of word. He wants to go to Barcelona and everyone and their dog knows that. ask wondersparky. let's see how strong we really are and see what happens. Either way Ill be singing Youll never walk alone just before the match starts and finishes.




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27 Jul 2017 01:42:47
Vlad won the champions league, are you mad. Reading up till then I was thinking of players like Della Valle, Anderson, Nemeth, Trickett Smith, even Phillips who has just signed for Norwich. Then Babel and Collymore sprung to mind.