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10 Jan 2018 13:43:13
Ed01 a friend of mine who usually knows his stuff regarding transfers has said we are looking to buy Mario Goetze or bring him in on loan for the rest of the season? have you heard anything similar to this? I know he's a favorite of Klopps and we showed interest before prior to signing Mane. wouldn't mind him tbh, I know he's had his problems but I think Klopp could get him back to his best.


{Ed001's Note - I don't know mate. Not heard anything about him as a possibility.}

1.) 10 Jan 2018 13:59:02
No worries thanks anyway ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

2.) 10 Jan 2018 14:00:15
Eds had gotze not have a serious injury and therefore hasn't been the player from 2-3 seasons ago? Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, I haven't kept track of his career sorry.}

3.) 10 Jan 2018 14:15:53
Two years ago he stopped playing football all together because it was discovered he had some sort of muscle disorder and his career nearly ended. Due to privacy laws it was not ever disclosed, but would make no sense in signing a player who may not pass a physical. Everyone forget about the Loic Remy transfer.

4.) 10 Jan 2018 14:24:43
I maybe wrong. But wasn't it an issue something similar to what Fletcher had when at utd and by diet etc has been able to keep on top of it? Something to do with the stomach. Be interesting one as his career has stalled since move to Bayern from Dortmund. But I am sure I read somewhere when asked who was most gifted player he had worked with. Klopp answer was Gotze.

5.) 10 Jan 2018 14:25:25
Gotze was diagnosed last year with Myopathy (Muscle weakening disease) which has hindered his career so i'd have my doubts.

6.) 10 Jan 2018 15:55:58
Tbh, I'm not saying he would be a good signing but it wouldn't be out the blue, regarding the injury he seems to have put it behind him this season and played 14-15 times in all competition he is a winner tho and our team does miss that kind of person scores big game goals, but then I don't think he is what we need.

7.) 10 Jan 2018 16:26:44
To be fair, if Gotze quit tomorrow he'll forever be able to remember scoring the winner in the World Cup final. There's a whole career right there.

8.) 10 Jan 2018 17:19:12
Given his history, especially with Klopp, a loan with an option to buy would be a perfect scenario, imo. Not risking the whole transfer fee until Klopp can see if he is back to his best. He's played in the CL this season, so would be cup tied unfortunately.

This would also fit with the rumours dribbling out from journos that we are pushing for a name we have been linked to in the past.

Nice theory, CyKlopps, I like it!



07 Jul 2017 13:47:19
Eds Have we shown any more interest in Martins from Sporting since Salah has signed? Cheers.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach from Liverpool and, again, he is a right winger.}

1.) 07 Jul 2017 14:27:22
Cheers Ed, I know he is just wondering if Klopp was looking to add more depth and pace to the wings.

{Ed002's Note - I think there are other priorities first. And much will depend on who leaves.}

2.) 07 Jul 2017 15:37:31
Mane and Salah as first choice, Wilson and Ojo in reserve. That's plenty!

3.) 07 Jul 2017 17:28:10
I know we have a few but out and out wide players we have mane and Salah and then coutinho and lallana who can play there, though I think we lose some of lallana out wide. Say we start hendo couts and lallana in the middle, we don't really have a direct replacement out wide, or of one gets injured.
United have lingard, martial, mhk, mata, and rashford all capable there, Chelsea have hazard, pedro Willian and a few youngsters.
Wouldn't surprise me if we went for another that's all I'm saying.

4.) 07 Jul 2017 21:28:47
Fencey, Couts, Furmino, Lallana, Wiji, Origi, Solanke are all capable of playing out wide and add to that Wilson, Brannagan and Ojo who can also play out wide too.

5.) 07 Jul 2017 22:31:07
Brannagan has left the club I think.

6.) 08 Jul 2017 20:28:30
Did we sign a fencey? Can't work out who you mean? Ox would be decent for cover on wing, up front and midfield. Worth 25 mil for proven quality to cover three or four positions five if play with wing backs 352.



20 Jun 2017 13:46:02
Ed what's the story with Sessegnon? I thought we lost out to Spurs for his signature but he still hasn't signed for them yet. Are we still interested? Any update on our interest in Mendy at Monaco? Really think Left back should be a priority.


{Ed002's Note - As I have explained, there are people at Fulham who do not want to do business with Liverpool. There is nothing to update regarding Mendy.}

1.) 20 Jun 2017 21:06:36
City are set to sign Mendy. Gutted, best LB around and that's probably sealed the title for them as they're sorting out proper quality early, done and dusted. We, on the other hand, have spent a month on Salah, who still hasn't signed and was our second choice.

City will sort two quality full backs cause they need them. We do, but won't. More attacking quality added, maybe Auba too. Don't need him, but top teams want competition for places. We don't like that.

2.) 20 Jun 2017 21:11:49
Bertrand won't want to join City to be a back up to Mendy. He's had that before. If city go for Mendy I'd be happy if we went in for Bertrand as he's a quality player.

3.) 20 Jun 2017 21:40:38
Ever the optimist hey Max ;) we've obviously taken a while to get our business done early due our handling of the Van Dijk transfer.

Salah is a quality signing and the transfer window hasn't even opened yet. There's still plenty of time to sign a left back (which we will) . Klopp's knowledge of the European market is second to none, he'll find a cheaper alternative to Mendy i presume.

I'll be amazed if the Van Dijk transfer goes through so after Salah we need to find a CB of genuine quality then i'll be happy with our business. A CF and a DCM (keita) would be a massive bonus.

4.) 20 Jun 2017 21:46:22
Bit short sighted to say that's probably sealed them the title when it's June!

5.) 20 Jun 2017 22:39:26
Mendy has by no means agreed to join city!

6.) 20 Jun 2017 22:46:44
Max Renn are you going for the most negative poster award?

We don't need Salah? Why don't we need another winger? We fell apart when Mane went and the team was fatigued.

I believe most games we will play a front 3 of Salah Firmino and Mane, with Phill just behind.

Everyone knows we need a LB and a CB to improve our starting 11. I'm not sure we need a CM imo as we have enough already Then we need to replace any out goings to add depth.

Chill out and see what's happened and the start of the season.

7.) 20 Jun 2017 22:47:41
Ed's can you explain fulham not wanting to do business with Liverpool. I. e. what we did to them.

{Ed007's Note - Pumped their mam!}

8.) 20 Jun 2017 21:38:52
Eds when is the players contract up and do any of you know which club he actualy prefers to go to. if any?

{Ed002's Note - Move on.}

9.) 21 Jun 2017 09:06:13
A largely untested keeper, no leadership in their defense and a completely unbalanced midfield. Mendy does not pretty much secure the title for City.

10.) 21 Jun 2017 09:30:39
Tizer I didn't say we didn't need Salah. We were linked with Auba and posters saying we don't need him as we have Sturridge, Origi and Solanke. City don't need him either but the difference is he can improve the competition for a place with Aguero and Jesus. We are short sighted to see players like Auba as an impressive signing to elevate us rather stick with what hasn't won us anything instead of pushing forward.

Mendy himself might not win the title but it is the areas they're improving- fullbacks, keeper and players like Bernardo Silva make sure they continue to improve competition. Posters here are right we need a LB. we needed one last summer, before that too. Keep hearing window not open yet I see our direct competition managing to buy and improve. The best LB in euro is available we should have sealed that problem area straight away.

We will see at the end of the window of course. But we have a packed cm area and want players like Ojo and Gomez given the chance, but we're hunting Keita, Salah and a CB. Still no lb still have a problem area, squad not improved and get those three Keita Salah and a CB that's going to be £120m spent. What we buying at lb? £10m Robertson? How much money do you think we have? Same old windows of money wasted and a squad hoping for top four not title challengers.

11.) 21 Jun 2017 11:34:18
yeah i think we should focus on a centre back and a left back and i would prefer koulibaly to van dyke due to the fact that it is about time we sought out a commanding defender for once and is areal value for money at 55-65 mil pounds we might purchase van dyke for.



09 Jun 2017 13:44:50
Ed01/ 02 I have been told we have been in talks with Shay Given have you heard anything your side?


{Ed002's Note - No I haven't.}

1.) 09 Jun 2017 19:57:11
Makes sense - need 3rd keeper which he'd be more than happy with I'm sure.

Let Ward have a season in the PL with Huddersfield, giving him plenty of game time and relevant experience.

Migs hasn't been the greatest but recent form is good, likely as a result of Karius pushing him.

Given to be a player/ coach with any luck.!

2.) 10 Jun 2017 10:56:10
Given could still be playing regularly at lower levels so would be surprised if he wanted to be the break glass option and pretty much call an end to playing career.

3.) 11 Jun 2017 08:02:52
needs a strong decision on GK roll this season and not flip-flopping between migs and karius.

Done us no favours last season. If karius is going to be number 1 then we need to offload migs.



08 Jun 2017 15:22:45
Ed do you have any transfer update on our other targets? Luan? Mendy? Robertson? Kieta? Peirera?


{Ed001's Note - Ghoulam?}

1.) 08 Jun 2017 15:36:05
Who are we targeting this summer, realistically?

Keep seeing James Rodriguez but surely that is just nonsense?

2.) 08 Jun 2017 15:46:11

3.) 08 Jun 2017 15:53:25
Thank you ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

4.) 08 Jun 2017 18:03:08
Oh dear god! But if we sign Ghoulam then surely we'll be relegated in January 2018! :o.

5.) 08 Jun 2017 18:03:34
wait, i meant 2019!




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22 Feb 2018 13:13:36
Ed01 just wondering your opinion on Navas being an option as Ed02 reckons Klopp is keen on him. Do you think personally he would be a good option? Or would you prefer we got Alisson from Roma? I would rather a younger keeper to be honest, someone who can be our keeper for the next 10 years like what De Gea looks like he will be doing for United. Donnarumma I think would be perfect.


{Ed001's Note - Navas is only seen as a back up, in which case ok, not who I would pick but not really important. However Alisson would be the number one choice for me as a number one. He is the only real rival to De Gea around.}

1.) 22 Feb 2018 13:36:55
As back up? Why not just keep Ward as backup? Spending 20 million or so on a backup GK is money poorly spent.

2.) 22 Feb 2018 14:04:52
Ward is leaving.

3.) 22 Feb 2018 14:31:27
Because Indian buzzer, Ward needs to crack on with his career and it would be awful of us to keep him for another season if he isn't wanted. It's better to have an experienced older keeper as back up who isn't itching to progress his career.

4.) 22 Feb 2018 14:40:02
Thanks Ed. can't see Navas joining us to play back up to be honest when he could just stay and play back up for someone at Madrid. Havent seen much of Alisson but when I have I've been impressed. Either way I hope the goalkeeping situation will be solved, its been too long putting up with conceding comical goals due to mistakes.

5.) 22 Feb 2018 14:57:23
Im not sure that Ed meant backup keeper (no2) but more of a backup if we can't get other targets. Liverpool can't afford to pay that much money out on a no2 when their No1 keeper ain't that hot.

6.) 22 Feb 2018 15:20:22
I know Alisson conceded 2 last night against Shakhtar but he actually pulled off some great saves. It could have been a much worse scenario for Roma if it wasn't for him.

7.) 22 Feb 2018 18:46:42
I think I would rather keep Karius than replace with an ageing declining Navas. He’s probably better than Karius right now but I’m not convinced it will stay that way for long. I still have high hopes for Karius and hope he proves his worth in the remainder of the season.

8.) 22 Feb 2018 18:47:34
Hey ed001, don't you keep Oblak in the same bracket. I think that he is even better than De Gea.

{Ed001's Note - no he isn't as exposed so can't be put in the same bracket.}

9.) 22 Feb 2018 22:24:14
I hope Karius performs wonderfully well till the end of the season.
I think Navas is a poor choice. Ferdinand was talking yesterday about how Man Utd players were unsure of DeGea when he first came.
Not saying Karius will end up being as good as DeGea, but Navas IMO isn't the answer. Besides, Karius' ceiling might be higher than Navas.
I think we need one quality CB and a quality GK. Those are the main areas to spend money on and we should go for the premium, not second choices.

10.) 23 Feb 2018 00:34:11
Karius has looked calm and confident since coming back. There are genuine signs of a decent quality keeper there.



20 Feb 2018 09:46:58
Ed01,02 Lazio have announced that stefan de vrij will leave on a free transfer at the end of the season as they could not agree a new contract. Do we still hold an interest?


{Ed002's Note - Possibly but there is interest from elsewhere and Liverpool could have made an approach already but haven't.}

1.) 20 Feb 2018 11:13:19
I'm glad we haven't made an approach not just because I don't think he's good enough but we need other positions strengthening before going for another CB when Lovren is looking to be a decent partner for VVD and Gomez ready to move into a CB position (I hope) we shouldn't be rushing into bringing in another CB before giving what we have a chance. GK, CM is priority in my opinion.

2.) 20 Feb 2018 11:33:59
I really like Lovren. I think he's a great guy and after what he went through he deserves success. Whatever way you dress it up though, he has a mistake in him. He missed a simple header against Spurs in the 4-1 defeat. He missed a simple header against City in the 4-3 win. He missed a simple clearance against Spurs in the 2-2 draw. He is just always seconds away from calamity.

Matip, our other right sided centre back, is weak and lazy. Added to that, he also has a mistake in him too; usually a positional error rather than a rash decision like Lovren's errors.

I'm a huge fan of Gomez but he has that one Achilles heel; he is bad at judging the flight of a ball over his head. At right back or the right side of a back 3, that weakness is not as exposed as it would be if he was in a centre back pair. I feel as though he should stay as a right back for at least another season. With all his injuries, it is easy to forget that this is actually his first full season in the Premier. He is still only 20 and we don't need to rush him.

For me, a right sided centre back is crucial. One of Matip or Lovren should leave, and the other stay as the back up.

If Gomez is to play in the centre, Klopp has to back him no matter what. If he makes a mistake and the fans get on his case, Klopp has to publically tell the fans to zip it and let him learn and develop. He's already shown with Karius that he is bad at managing those situations though.

I personally think De Vrij would be very good signing and an ideal partner for Virgil. We should give Gomez time to develop at right back. We may end up signing a right back and a centre back though to be honest and I would worry for Gomez's future here if that happens.

3.) 20 Feb 2018 11:55:00
Another great post from you mate to srit up debate
imo I know Ed001 has said we are looking for another right back or might be, sorry, I hope we give gomez and trent another season at right back interchanging, I myself would rather sort out the left backs as not a fan of Moreno and Robertson looks ok for back up but long term I would hope we get someone who is better
Also we need a proper powehouse midfielder to protect the back four or who at least knows how to when naby bombs forward next season to score the long range stunners
someone like Weigl would be perfect for me (dreaming here I know) or barring that even Tousart from Lyon.

4.) 20 Feb 2018 12:08:16
I don't think Gomez has an issue with the ball over his head. I think he gets caught ball watching and can't react in time when a player moves. It's something that can be easily learned with the proper coaching. I also think Gomez should be moved into centre defence as soon as possible. Mistakes and all, we're going to finish 4th or higher and we will continue to concede. Why not let him get the experience now. Best finish we can have is second without bleeding in some youth so why bother. Prepare for next season with what we already have instead of paying big wages for another player. As for de vrij. Certainly if matip and Klavan leave. He would be ideal imo.

5.) 20 Feb 2018 13:01:03
People calling for a powerhouse DM like say a Matic need to first of all, find out how Klopp wants to play in midfield cos that will NEVER happen as it does not fit the way we play. The fact of the matter is that most teams are going to a double pivot in CM like Chelsea have with Kante/ Baka, Dier/ Dembele and even Newcastle have Diame/ Shelvy, Watford have Doucoure/ Capoue and LC have Iborra/ Ndidi.

None of these players I mentioned are true DM's BUT obviously can provide cove in defensive situations if need be. This is how Klopp wants to play hence, he has Keita coming in so he can pair him with whoever he wants. Look at Utd with Matic. He plays w/ Pogba and when Pogba and since Pogba can't defend or does not want to, Matic is swamped and Utd are under pressure as they have been of late. Asking for a true DM is like screaming into the night cos well, you will only hear the echo of your voice.

As for De Vrij, I'm not sold on him as he lacks the pace to play in a high line and also plays in a league where there are defensive players like our very own Lucas in front of him with more protection than he will have here. If anyone should leave, it should be Matip as he is rank poor and Lovren is miles ahead of him. He may have a mistake in him BUT who does not. Klavan was seen to be a liability BUT as soon as he struck a good pairing w/ Lovs, his mistakes got nearly erased and so was Lovren. Lovren/ VVD should be the way to go as they seem to be complimentary and that is how a CB pairing is built, IMO.

6.) 20 Feb 2018 13:47:51
BRover, Johncrow has just stated what he thinks we needs. He never even said "DM" either. Just that someone a bit more powerful could help to protect the defence.

We have had previous interest in Obiang so it would seem Klopp has considered that we may need to replace Can with a physical presence. Maybe that player is Demirbay who is over 6ft and a very aggressive player? There is a clear interest there. What is also clear, is Klopp will play Henderson in front of the defence, and that Keita will probably start, most likely on one side of the midfield 3. Keita is also a very aggressive midfield player who wins the ball back a lot in midfield areas.

We were told 2 weeks ago that Demirbay was a summer target that the club tried to pull forward to January with no success. That won't mean interest has died. So i agree with Johncrow that we need a power house who will improve our physicality in midfield and help to protect the defence and it would seem Klopp does too.

7.) 20 Feb 2018 14:20:51
MK, I was not having a go at JJ as his points are valid. I was just making the salient point that Klopp does not play with a true DM and Ed01 has stated the ideal way that Klopp wants to play. I also know tht he was interested in Obiang who I actually like. As for Demirbay, not sure he is in the powerhouse category BUT I only saw him play twice vs us and he is deadly from set pieces and has a lethal left foot. He would fit the way we play as Hoff play the press and high line the same way we play it (with a tweak here and there obviously) . Klopp may want to play with a DM like Obiang or with another mid like Demirbay who can play as a double pivot in a mid two. We shall see what Klopp does in the summer.

8.) 20 Feb 2018 15:35:16
I am sorry but We don’t need any powerhouse in the middle. Can is a powerhouse but a very average footballer So is Sissokho at spurs and many more who use their upper body to get past players. AOC is well built up as well Wijnaldum.

There is no shortage of power or voltage. We lack creativity, ideas and ability!
David Silva and KDB are no WWE wrestlers, But simple technicians who use their brain and feet to get past players. If you are talking about strength then that is a different attribute.

9.) 20 Feb 2018 15:38:01
Mk he didn't miss the header against spurs, Kane fouled Lovren twice, he would wait for the ball to drop and push Lovren in the back just as he was about to head the ball. If Lovren had gone down the free kick may have been given but then again it was the hurricane and he gets special treatment. Watch replays of it because it was slyly done. You could argue that Lovren needed to be stronger but anyone pushed In the back Is going to go forward a bit eh.

You say Lovren has a mistake in him and while I agree with you (as usual) so does every centre back in the world. Sergio Ramos isn't perfect or any of the world class cbs including Vvd. We are on the back of 2 clean sheets. I don't expect us to go for another centre back. Liverpool fans are mad.

Shouting all summer for Vvd and when we get him you start shouting for Another centre back! Talk about spoilt brats (sorry, I know ow it's only a small section) if we were after another centre back I would expect us to have made an offer for De Vril, he was a 2nd choice if we didn't get VVD. Ed says we haven't made an offer, surely if we were on the market for another centre back we would go for the free option.

10.) 20 Feb 2018 18:36:26
Baby driver, I agree with what you say mate but I Also think Can is more than an average footballer. Have you forgotten who scored the goal of the season last season? That was amazing (overhead goal against Watford that got us into Europe or helped get us in Europe, along with migs)

I think Can is a good pro but psychologically, if you know you won't be playing for this team next season, maybe you won't put 100% into every game, also he is a physical player who doesn't want to get injured before the world Cup.

I would punch the air if Emre signed a new contract, I think he is the perfect sort of player we want in midfield, he is strong but also very skillful and can find a pass.

11.) 20 Feb 2018 21:38:00
Spot on, Baby Driver. Our mids are too similar in terms of what they can do and a bit of creativity would help. The good thing tho, is that Keita has some creativity in him and that would definitely help even tho a Cou, he is not in the creativity dept.

12.) 21 Feb 2018 11:12:51
Super Salah

If I give you a simple choice to pick between KDB and Can ( both plays in the midfield) Who would you choose? 😎Football is simple and both Barcelona and Spain has won everything on the planet without having Powerhouse in the middle. Give me a couple of technically gifted footballer over any powerhouse and we will dominate the midfield just like that!

13.) 21 Feb 2018 15:32:16
Harry, picking btw KDB and Can is baseless as one is is a playmaker and the other is a CM/ DM. Why make comparisons that make no sense? Same with comparing us with Barcelona whereas we play in different leagues and systems along with different league exertions? Man, some of your posts are just strange, really.



07 Feb 2018 15:19:23
Ed01 Just wondering who you think should start RB against Southampton, Trent or Joe?

Yes Joe is better defensively but against these teams which will sit deep against us I think we need someone like Trent who is better going forward. Both are better than Clyne and I really hope they fulfill their potential.

But Trent for me belongs at centre midfield where he can use is excellent range of passing and set piece skills. Joe I hope will get a chance at centre back with Van Dijk before the end of the season and give Klopp something to think about before buying in another centre back.


{Ed001's Note - I like having Gomez there as it gives the flexibility to play as a back 3 when we get the ball and guard against a counter.}

1.) 07 Feb 2018 17:46:24
Both great, but both very raw. Sometimes they cock up but you expect that from a young player.
Positioning of Gomez needs tweaking at times, and TTA needs to stop the cross more for me.
Can only imagine how good these 2 young players would develop to be if they were in a proper top back 4.

2.) 07 Feb 2018 18:03:10
Not sure what you mean with a proper top back 4 LiverpoolFC8.

At man City both these player will have to play as wing backs?

It has got nothing to do with TAA and Gomez playing with the best. As it is, they have been featuring alongside Matip, Klavan and Lovren and yet they have proven to be miles ahead of Clyne so not sure what you are trying to get at.

Nobody in our squad is going to be there to wipe a youngsters behind. You have to get onto the pitch and earn your place irrespective of any team mate.

Are you suggesting that Gomez and TAA will be selected first choice by Guardiola in their current squad when he spent 100's of millians on attacking fullbacks?

Trent and Gomez have earned a place in the starting eleven for LFC. That is that.

3.) 07 Feb 2018 18:43:20
Gomez needs to up his game in the sense of awareness

Trent done no wrong Sunday was best player on our team bar salah with the double.

4.) 09 Feb 2018 11:30:30
Good point ed01 and cyklopps. I fully feel that gomez and Vvd are the future of lfc's central defence. There is a slight issue with rb as gomez's future is at cb a and Taa's future is in midfield, I could even see him playing wide in that front three but midfield seems to be his destiny. So that leaves Clyne who I don't think is as bad as he is made out sometimes but still not good enough to be our number 1 rb. I think lb is sorted now. Robertson is great Imo and will only get better, his distribution was pretty poor against spurs but generally he has a wicked left footed cross. Moreno is getting better too and between the 2 of them I think our lb is sorted. People, including me, worry about our gk position but I think we need to give Karius a decent run, I really think he can make that position his.

For those who knock klopp for not addressing the cb situation. He has signed 3 cbs that I can think of. One is the most expensive defender in the world who I think IS the messiah. He signed klavan, who took a while to settle but started to look really good before Xmas. And, he signed Joel matip on a free too. He can be lazy and lackadaisical but he has also had some very good games.

He has addressed the gk situation. He signed Karius. He bought in manninger to help him and be is starting to come good.

I don't understand the fans who are burning flags on anfield Rd. We have spent hundreds of millions and got some very very good players. I didn't think klopp would do much in January. He likes to get signings done early so they can integrate with the squad in time for the new season, getting someone mid season can disrupt the squad. I for one am glad klopp didn't spend the pc money rashly. It is hard enough to sign class players in the summer months let alone in the three weeks after pc left. I'm hoping for Lemar, I also like Serious, when he has a good game his is very good.

Keita And Vvd have signed when a lot of people doubted it. I never lost faith.



18 Jan 2018 09:52:32
Can anyone tell me if Van Dijk is back in training yet and ready for Swansea?


1.) 18 Jan 2018 10:19:31
It was just a tight hamstring, so yes he should be fine.
Moreno and Sturridge should return to training next week, too. While Henderson is probably another week away.

2.) 18 Jan 2018 10:57:14
VVD will be ready for Swansea.

3.) 19 Jan 2018 15:32:24
Yes he was training today.



16 Jan 2018 10:20:22
Can't understand why Goretzka would rather move to Bayern where he will be behind Thiago, Vidal and Tolisso in the pecking order, while with us he will walk straight into our team and be playing week in week out in the league and in the champions league. Just hope we can convince him, our midfield would be sorted for years with Keita and him in the middle.

As for the top french international we are trying to sign I can't think of anyone else apart from maybe Payet or Greizmann, both will be hard to convince to join us.

Keeper wise the only one I have seen much of who we are interested in is Oblak. Only thing that bothers me is he isn't a sweeper keeper which I think we need as we tend to play a high line, maybe someone like Navas would be a better choice.


1.) 16 Jan 2018 10:38:39
You can't see why he'd rather play for the biggest club in Germany where he'll win things every season rather than a team that have qualified for the CL twice since 2009?

2.) 16 Jan 2018 10:38:59
Payet would be interesting wouldn't it. Would klopp fancy him? its interesting though.

Goretzka will go to Bayern cause all germans want to play for Bayern.

3.) 16 Jan 2018 10:42:25
Vidal is 30 and likely to move on. Chelsea definitely wanted him, and if they don't anymore, he could pretty much pick his club. I actually predicted him replacing Fernandinho at City, in the summer.

{Ed002's Note - Vidal won't be moving this month.}

4.) 16 Jan 2018 10:50:10
Yeah i meant the summer coming Ed. Sorry, i worded it badly.

{Ed002's Note - Ok.}

5.) 16 Jan 2018 10:51:14
Sure Putney he would probably win more trophies but will probably play only 10 games a season and feel as though he never earned them. Maybe I am wrong but for a player his age with the potential he has it makes no sense to go somewhere he won't play week in week out.

6.) 16 Jan 2018 10:57:16
He may not play as much as he'd like to next season but he's a young player full of confidence, he'll believe he'll be first choice soon.

7.) 16 Jan 2018 11:07:27
Just look at Renato Sanches, he had the world at his feet but couldn't get a game there and its stifled his development, what makes him think it will be any different for him.

8.) 16 Jan 2018 11:19:59
Renato Sanches the overrated kid who didn't speak a word of German? Sanches hasn't settled in Germany. I think you'll find Goretzka is German.

9.) 16 Jan 2018 11:23:41
Renato Sanches was hyped up way too much after a half decent Euro's. Is it really that hard to stand out in a midfield which contains William Carvalho who can't pass, Andre Gomes who's scared to pass more than 5 yards, and Nani/ Ronaldo who don't understand the very concept of a pass? Anybody could see that Portugal were absolutely terrible on the ball. Their midfield lacked creativity, composure, goals, or any form of ingenuity. The whole success was built on Pepe, Fonte, Ricardo Carvalho and Patricio being solid, experienced and to an degree, dirty. The rest of the team was bang average, with their only tactic being "give it to Ronaldo/ Nani and maybe one of their 15 shots a game will go in". Anybody who watched Sanches in that tournament and was remotely impressed, has incredibly low standards!

Goretzka on the other hand was part of a German midfield alongside Emre Can that absolutely embarrassed everyone else at the Confederations cup, with sublime football. Comparing Goretzka and Sanches genuinely makes it seem as though you never watched either of them play and just formed your opinion based on the media hype around both players.

10.) 16 Jan 2018 11:28:30
Good luck to him, he'll make his own decision, I don't think it has anything to do with Liverpool to be honest, he won't be coming here. Goretzka will get games at Bayern, he has all the qualities to succeed.

11.) 16 Jan 2018 11:55:12
Overrated Kid? He won the Golden boy in 2016? Nearly every top club on the planet wanted to sign him from Benfica. And I didn't think he had a bad euros to be honest, he scored their only goal against croatia to see them through to the quarter finals and at his age that is some accomplishment.

And I never compared them as players at all MK I was just using Sanches as an example of how for it could go wrong for Goretzka like it did for him. Sure Goretzka could go there and maybe be the first name on the team sheet I don't know but I doubt it. In my opinion it would be better for his development to join a club like us where he would play week in week out. And I am not basing my opinion on them from media hype which doesn't make any sense what you mean, I go to games, I own a TV I do watch football the odd time mate.

12.) 16 Jan 2018 12:33:46
I meant no offence CyKlopps. I just think you might have been sucked in by the Sanches hype. He has never even been a good player. He's really, really average.

If i was Goretzka, I'd fancy my chances at the Bayern midfield. They've got Rudy who is poor, Martinez who is more of a centre back, Vidal who is likely to leave soon, and then Thiago and Tolisso who are first teamers for the foreseeable future.

At Liverpool he has Keita (record signing; will start), Chamberlain (another massive signing who is arguably future captain material), Can (might leave, might not), Henderson (current captain who usually plays when fit), and Wijnaldum (another major Klopp buy who tends to play when fit) .

Our midfield lacks balance right now, but once we land Keita and either keep or replace Can, it is arguably harder to break into than Bayern's, despite their first choice midfield currently being very strong. Germany is the country to play in if you are young player. They give you chances and the fans have patience.

13.) 16 Jan 2018 12:38:32
He is massively overrated in my opinion, can't even get a game for Swansea that's how overrated he is!

14.) 16 Jan 2018 13:01:10
None taken MK, having seen his recent form at Swansea recently I would agree with you but in the games I watched in his Benfica days I was impressed for someone of his age who looked like he had all the physical attributes to be great midfielder, different perspectives I guess.

Yes If Vidal was to leave I would agree with you as he would only really just have Tolisso to compete with to partner Thiago. Is Vidal destined to leave ed?

{Ed002's Note - There are two interested sides who might still be interested in the summer if the fee is low enough but neither has spoken with Bayern Munich recently. He certainly won't be leaving this month. It will also depend on what the new manager at Bayern Munich wants to do.}

15.) 16 Jan 2018 13:17:50
What i don't get about any of this is that you are arguing that Goretzka (and by extension other young players with potential who aren't quite at the top yet) should come to Liverpool, as it will be better for their development because they will play regularly and may well become great players with us.

But then, when exactly that same thing happens with Coutinho, he joins as a young player needing games, gets games, becomes great and then moves to the club he's always wanted to play for, everyone freaks out that we develop these players and then they leave.

All seems like a bit strange to me. Either we are a stepping stone for where a player wants to be or we are the destination that a player wants to end up at when they reach the top. I would much rather miss out on players like Goretzka and become the team that everyone wants to join by building a great squad with players who want to play for us, than sign players who want to use us in order to obtain their dream move somewhere else.

16.) 16 Jan 2018 13:30:37
Who's Arguing? Jeez if I knew a simple post would cause such commotion I wouldn't of bothered.

17.) 16 Jan 2018 13:50:25
RedDawn - i think the continuing point is that people will hope that with a player like him, we will start taking home the trophies and people want to leave. They want to attract the best players, not be a stepping stone. At no point did CyKlopps or anyone else mention him then going to Bayern when he got established as a top player at Liverpool.




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05 Mar 2018 21:03:52
At the minute we have great players at the club and we are looking like we are going to finish only second to Man city in the league and have a good run at the champions league this season.

I think this summer transfer window will be our most important in years, if we recruit well and bring in big players that can have an immediate impact along with what we have now we can have our first run at the title under Klopp.

You can guarantee the rest of the top 4 will be spending big after the World Cup and if we want to compete with them we need to give ourselves every chance and bring in the best players.




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21 Feb 2018 14:03:32
Are we still interested in Ricardo Peireira from Porto Ed? Thought he would be a decent option when I saw him for Nice last season but he really didn't impress me when we played Porto.


{Ed001's Note - I believe the interest has gone.}



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10 Jan 2018 13:59:02
No worries thanks anyway ed.


{Ed001's Note - welcome.}



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08 Jan 2018 09:29:06
Not winning anything is the main reason. Its fair enough saying the south american players will always want to leave for Barcelona or Real Madrid but Sterling left us for City to win trophies, Torres left us for Chelsea to win trophies, and the list goes on.

We currently have a a very talented group of players at the club and we need to win some trophies soon or they will want go try elsewhere to do so. With that we can attract even better players instead of ones just looking at us as a stepping stone to Barcelona or Madrid.





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01 Mar 2018 13:42:19
Good shout I’d listen to it.




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27 Feb 2018 08:42:54
Great news, I was really afraid he might become unsettled with Lucas and then Coutinho leaving.




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26 Feb 2018 23:17:44
Sir Kenny Dalglish and I don’t care I’m giving him the knighthood it’s a disgrace he doesn’t have one already and probably gona get stick for this but before he joined united I had so much respect for Mourinho and I wanted him to join us.




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23 Feb 2018 10:10:34
Great assessment of Mayweather Ed. Hated him as a person myself but there was no doubting his talent. The Manny Pacquiao fight was too late in his career I think for him to have any chance with him after he dodged fighting him for so many years. can't wait for your article on the Legends of Boxing, thanks ed.


{Ed001's Note - cheers Cyk, I am looking forward to doing it, might rekindle my enthusiasm for a sport I used to love.}