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14 Apr 2019 20:34:52
Evening Ed001.

First of all, what a result today!

Away from the match, just want to pick up on the discussion regarding Clyne. You were spot on regarding him not being injured. Mate of mine who I sit next to at the match, knows a bloke who works with the phsyio team. He was saying that Clyne was caught smoking marijuana and partying whilst away in Ghana and the club actually spoke to the FA regarding this and the only reason he played against United was because of the lack of cover at RB.

He was also saying how worried the club was regarding Brewster's injury, especially when the leg was infected, hampering his comeback.

Brewster is very very highly rated at the club and have said that before his injury, was ahead of Owen ( at the same age ) in terms of terms of ability.

Good to see him back and scoring with the 23's along with the Ox and Gomez. I think the club will resist bringing them back early and wait until next season.


1.) 14 Apr 2019 21:29:46
If Brewster is ahead of Owen ability wise at that age i'll be a very very happy man because in todays market that's a £150 million player.

2.) 14 Apr 2019 21:34:15
Ahh he was stoned the whole time, explains his performances over the last few years.

3.) 14 Apr 2019 22:27:05
Second hand tittle tattle Drogie, which may or may not be right.
You shouldn’t have posted that imo.

4.) 14 Apr 2019 23:23:00
Second hand title tattle? And what make you so sure mate?

5.) 14 Apr 2019 23:51:58
It's a rumour site. so why not post a rumour?

6.) 15 Apr 2019 00:56:26
I know it's a rumour page but I'm a relative of Clyne please don't slander his name by bringing drugs into it he injured his back playing how shall I say extra curricular activities lol 1000% fact but don't drag he's name through dirt he loves the club and the badge he played for just know that


7.) 15 Apr 2019 00:58:36
Surely everything is second hand here, everyone’s heard it from someone.

8.) 15 Apr 2019 01:48:40
Drogie - are you tslking about the period of his (Clyne) so called back injury?

If so I heard the same thing at the time. In fact I remember a rumor of that kind was flying around on social media, but never paid much attention to it.

9.) 15 Apr 2019 06:42:40
You probably shouldn’t post something that could destroy a man’s career unless you have actual proof.

{Ed001's Note - it wouldn't destroy his career. It is not seen as career-defining, let alone destroying. Numerous players each season get caught with marijuana in their systems. It was not marijuana that caused Clyne to be dropped, it was his lifestyle. The guy may claim to care about Liverpool or football in general, but the only thing he gives a toss about is living the high life.}

10.) 15 Apr 2019 07:40:20
Those of you that read my posts will know that I never post a rumour, in fact it’s probbly my first!

I was given the info by a good friend of mine that I sit next to at the match, I’m not one for spreading cr*p.

Sorry if I’ve offended anyone, but the club are finished with Clyne.

11.) 15 Apr 2019 19:22:28
Ed01 already addressed the Clyne issue months when many moaned as to why he was not being picked. Ed01 said at the time that he was "not living the lifestyle of a professional footballer" and if anything the OP posted is true then that was what Ed01 may have been referring to.

IMO and regardless of his alleged lifestyle, he is light years behind Trent, Milner and even Hendo at RB and for me, Klopp did the right thing by getting shot of him cos he was no good enuff. Now if you add his "lifestyle" to the equation then it was a no-brainer.

{Ed001's Note - I have already posted in this thread that it was not about a drugs test. It was his party lifestyle. He acts like one of those spoilt rich kids who have too much money and never had to earn it as they were born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Klopp wants professionals who train hard and not turn up to training after snatching 20 minutes kip following a night out partying.}

12.) 16 Apr 2019 12:42:38
With you all the way on that one, Ed. Regardless of his issues (of which there are many, clearly) he is a dreadful player and I'm thankful he is no longer here and we will get rid come this summer.

{Ed001's Note - the sad thing is that he was a dreadful player because of his own attitude. He had the ability to be more than good enough.}

13.) 17 Apr 2019 23:25:06
Clyne will always be an important footnote in Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnolds careers.



02 Mar 2019 22:35:09
Echo is reporting the Ox is expected to feature for the under-23s over the coming week.


1.) 03 Mar 2019 00:01:28
yes, read that, great news, and he is really liked by all the staff, players and fans, so its a huge lift,
I have a good feeling about this return from injury,
he is really good for the club .

2.) 03 Mar 2019 04:19:05
Could be extremely helpful to inject some energy into midfield as we go into the final run-in.

3.) 03 Mar 2019 05:56:46
He’s built like a horse that lad.

4.) 03 Mar 2019 11:22:57
I think it's important we don't place too many expectations on him for this season at least. Coming back from a horrible injury often has many set backs. I would expect him to suffer little niggles and strains a lot as he's trying to get back to full fitness.

Next season I'm sure he will be back to his best.

5.) 03 Mar 2019 14:37:50
Surely if you’re gunna say that, he’s built like an ox?

6.) 04 Mar 2019 07:58:45
He’d better be careful then. another leg injury and they might shoot him.

{Ed025's Note - nice one marshy..

7.) 04 Mar 2019 16:14:46
If anyone in the team were built like a horse shouldn't it be Mane?

{Ed025's Note - love it 67..



14 Jan 2019 07:49:02
Morning Ed002.

Was thinking, if Salah and his representatives are / have been attempting to engineer a move away, are the owners and those running the club not aware of this? Surely they must be, I'd be astonished if they weren't

If so, are they making provisions to replace him in the Summer? One can say the summer is a long way off but replacing someone like Salah will require some work. As we all know if a player wants to leave and there is an opportunity they will.



{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Salah doing anything specific, and his representative can speak to whomever they wish - it is no different from another players agent talking with Liverpool, Arsenal or anything else. I am not aware of any club looking to buy Salah in the summer at this time - it was seemingly a begging activity which would see Salah's future opportunities removed if Real Madrid were to buy the forwards they are looking at. Right now, I would not worry too much.}

1.) 14 Jan 2019 08:17:25
Thanks Ed002.

2.) 14 Jan 2019 11:48:17
Seriously Edd 002, an extremely well balanced answer, to a much too frequently and unoriganal question.

{Ed002's Note - It is simply the situation as I understand it right now.}

3.) 14 Jan 2019 18:53:32
Hey Dorgie, how did you manage to get 3 thumbs down for saying Thank You!

Gosh there are some lemons on here.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 19:31:31
If we analyse the way a thank you is delivered, we can start to ascertain why people may deliver a 'thumbs down'.

In years gone by, it was accepted that a nod, a tip of ones bowler hat or, as people expressed themselves more liberally, even a wink would be enough to acknowledge appreciation.

As times passed, expressing gratitude, evolved into a verbal exchange using the words 'thank you', which became shortened to 'thanks' or 'cheers'.

However, in this digital age, things developed further, with people going all out in expressing their appreciation. Phrases like 'Totes amazing', or wholly over the top comments meant that simply 'thanks' was of a bygone age.

So there we have it, I suspect the thumbs down was a result of vegan millenials passing by on their digital device and not recognising this more traditional way of expressing gratitude.

If you have read this far, then you a totes amazing and a far more superior being than me. I hereby tip my hat to you. Thanks.

That should have covered everything and everyone there.

5.) 14 Jan 2019 20:03:33
Boobybf post of the week.

6.) 14 Jan 2019 21:53:32
Grazi Mille.


do jeh, daw- dyeh

Danke sehr.
Khop Khun Mak Kha.

7.) 15 Jan 2019 01:33:56
Great reply BobbyF!

8.) 15 Jan 2019 12:58:37
Drogie - taking it to new and more cultural levels! I am impressed.

9.) 15 Jan 2019 17:47:19
Post of the week? This should be a mandatory read for anyone entering this site. brilliant bobby f. Oh and 'merci beaucoup'

10.) 15 Jan 2019 20:56:25
Gracias billynwa!

My new favourite poster.



04 Jan 2019 16:11:18
Solanke is a done deal -£19m.


1.) 04 Jan 2019 16:25:07
£19 million for someone who has potential. nuts but fair play to Edwards for getting that much for him. particularly if there’s a sell on fee/ first option clause in it.

{Ed0333's Note - Micheal Edwards has played a blinder, well done that man.

2.) 04 Jan 2019 16:34:48
A couple of people on here were saying that the Solanke deal to Palace falling through the other day was a disaster, they’ll be eating humble pie now.

3.) 04 Jan 2019 16:58:51
Getting clyne surely had to be an incentive for them paying over the odds for Solanke, it made little sense for us to move him on otherwise. If that’s the case then it’s still a good deal.



29 Dec 2018 20:08:34
The Echo have reported the club could be open to a more lucrative sponsor with either Nike or Adidas, any truth in this?


1.) 29 Dec 2018 20:43:57
I have read they are attempting to get 75m per season with New Balance Adidas Nike and Puma all mentioned as potential providers of the kit. It does seem we need to maximise our selling point to help Klopp delivery success on the pitch.

2.) 29 Dec 2018 22:24:29
There have been reports that Liverpool are looking for a record deal with NB. To be honest I really like the kits we’ve had with NB. I think the Nike kits are hideous.

3.) 30 Dec 2018 09:33:34
Barcelona supposedly has a deal for £140 Million per year with Nike (ManU are at £75 Million per year already, with Adidas) . That's the standard to beat. I like the New Balance kits. Hope we can continue with improved terms.

4.) 31 Dec 2018 07:01:57
I like Adidas but let's not forget that they dumped us when weren't so successful. Not entirely their fault because we underachieved and didn't have CL football for some time. Warrior/ NB came along and gave us a good deal. They came to us when we were down, so it would be nice to have them when we are on the up. The question is, we're not here to do charity and neither are they. It is a business opportunity for both sides. So, whoever stumps up the cash, will get the deal and hopefully the money will be invested wisely to strengthen the team further. So, be it Adidas, Nike or NB. as long as they pay us well, that will be good enough. But I understand the concerns about Adidas/ Nike kits which are usually carbon copies of other teams bar the team colors and logo.

5.) 02 Jan 2019 16:03:45
New balance kits have been good, wouldn't mind staying with them :)

DAPred makes a fair point also.




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05 Jul 2019 12:57:15
Moving away from transfer talk for five mins. A question that's often asked is who would you invite to your place for dinner.

Of course everyone would have different choices but whist we're on here I'd invite .

Ed001 - Well he's the boss right? The only irritating thing with Ed001 is that I'd have to locate some fancy non alcoholic cocktails as a glass of coke just won't cut it at the dinner party.

Ed002 - Thd man who'd sit and entertain all our guests with his wealth of football knowledge, tho I suspect any repeated questions could be met with RTFP so I'd have to pre warn the guests
PS Ed002 - You're too of my other half's list ????

Ed025 - I feel a bit sorry for Mr 25 as I'm sure the subject of 6 times would crop up every 5 mins, just to let the only Evertonian at the table who the top team on Merseyside. Don't you just want to give him a cuddle and say the words - I liverpool deep down -
We love your unbiased comments mate, so most welcome to the table

Ed33 - Don't know much about you pal bit you're a red so that'll do for me.


1.) 05 Jul 2019 14:05:24
That's quite the sausagefest, Drogie!

2.) 05 Jul 2019 15:32:57
Karen Gillan
Emma Stone
Scarlett Johansson
Imogen Poots.

3.) 05 Jul 2019 15:53:31
Remind me not to bother next time - Miserable buggers the lot of you.

4.) 05 Jul 2019 17:46:19
Ruth wilson aka Alice Morgan from Luther. And id meet her at a travel tavern, take my big plate for the all you can eat buffet. And take her up Stairs for chocolate mousse.



25 Jun 2019 12:34:09

Away from the transfer questions, what's your thoughts on young English managers securing decent positions?

I think Gerrard is doing a good job at Rangers, with some decent performances. Good first season for him imo. Now we hear Chelsea have been giving given permission to talk to Lampard, so it's a good sign for English manager and a good move for lampard.

I'm not sure what to think about the latter, though, obviously lampard is a Chelsea legend but they've lost their best player and have a potential transfer ban looming, it's a bloody tough job at the best of times.

I'm not a lampard or Chelsea fan but I'd hate to see him out of a job should results not work out, we all know how trigger happy the big boss is.


{Ed002's Note - It is always going to be case-by-case. Generally mainland European coaches start younger than the British coaches and achieve more because they are coaches first and managers second - that is not always the case in England. Gerrard has done OK at Rangers and may well consider a move back to England in a year or two. Lampard has done well at Derby which has given him a minimum two year opportunity at Chelsea. Eddie Howe has got himself a good reputation but it pretty much dries up after that. In terms of pure coaches, Steve Holland would be the pick of the English coaches. I don't know what you mean about "trigger happy" at Chelsea because many of the coaches have not been "sacked" and those that have moved on have not seen any change in terms of success. If you have players who are not performing then you move them on - the same with coaches - and Chelsea have averaged a cup or Championship per season since the owner arrived - 16 or 17 now - and Liverpool have won three things in that same period. Maybe Chelsea has it right.}

1.) 25 Jun 2019 13:21:49
As you say ed the Chelsea owner has bought them some success. But they are in a mess atm. It will be a long time until they are challenging for the main 2 trophies.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any mess.}

2.) 25 Jun 2019 13:39:15
Always digging at Liverpool. 6 European cups won.

{Ed002's Note - Read the post - the truth is hardly a dig at Liverpool. Cretin.}

3.) 25 Jun 2019 13:53:07
weather we agree or not on how Roman hires his managers, the trophy haul is impressive, even Sarri leaves with his 1st ever trophy as a manager and his reputation intact.
Frank Lampard I feel will be given time by the Chelsea fan base, and its not like there is a shortage of players for frank to choose from.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you mean about agreeing or not as you have not said anything at all. Lampard will be given a minimum of two years as I have explained.}

4.) 25 Jun 2019 13:58:31
I remember one of the Eds mentioning the Crowley brothers as a reference to good young coaches.

5.) 25 Jun 2019 14:04:28
I know frank loves chelsea but its not the right job for him. Managers don't last at chelsea. And what lampard needs, after a grudgingly good first season as a manaager, is a club, in a top league, where he can find a home. Somewhere to build a team.
Im not a big chelsea fan but i quite like frank lampard. He's no dummy, great footballer. I don't see how one season at chelsea is going to help him. 5 years at west ham would suit him better imo. Even Newcastle, but that really is a mess.

Eddie howe has been decent
I like chris houton too, i think he is an excellent manager. Perhaps a future england manager.

6.) 25 Jun 2019 14:29:54
Anyone who knows anything about football knows theres no such thing a minimum 2 years for a premier league manager! Id like Lampard to do well. seems like a nice guy but if it goes tits up and Chelsea find themselves in the bottom half near the season end, hell be gone.

Not just Frank either. OGS has 3 years apparently, but well see how long he gets.

{Ed002's Note - You should start your posts with "Speaking from a position of complete ignorance ..." rather than "Anyone who knows anything about football ...".}

7.) 25 Jun 2019 14:50:47
Ed002 all I meant was some fans like the way Chelsea change managers and keep winning, and some don't.

{Ed002's Note - I appreciate that you may be jealous of Chelsea keeping on winning.}

8.) 25 Jun 2019 15:07:04
Your on form today ed002. Love your work.

9.) 25 Jun 2019 15:22:05
We shall see how long he gets. only time will tell.
You shouldnt let your Chelsea bias cloud your judgement so much Ed002.not very becoming :- (.

{Ed002's Note - You seem to be struggling to understand the truth as expalined. You think there is any bias in this post? It is embarrassing to read this nonsense from you.}

10.) 25 Jun 2019 16:32:04
ed002 Chelsea have had good success under roman more so at the beginning but it was not as hard as it is now with city having so much spending power. I do think over the last few years Chelsea have got rid off managers to soon. Does not give them a chance to build on what they had. I know they did not get rid of Sarri but he did take a lot of stick through the season and they did start great and finished ok as well just the middle part of the season went a bit tits up. But I think if they are going to go back to challenging city they have got to stick to a manager to let him build the team how he wants. because I do think they are more than 2 years behind city and us now. And with a 2 Transfer window ban it does not help. The Style in play from Conte to Sarri was a bit like chalk and cheese so a lot of the players did not suit the way he wanted to play. Don't think Jose to Conte was to much of a jump. My be frank might get a few more years than just the 2 to build a team to play how he wants and get the right players to play that way. At least some of the Chelsea youth players will get there chance if there is a 2 window ban have not seen anything from the centre forwards they have brought in to think any are better than young Abrahams and frank has worked with the young lad at derby that looks a good player. Even Loftus-Cheek for me should be in before Kova?i?, Barkley and Jorginho.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea are still successful now - it is not something from years ago. There are lots like Sarri in that they did not "get rid" of them. Liverpool have wonsomething for the first time in years and suddenly you think other sides are two years behind. Until a little over a year ago Chelsea were the Premier League title holders. I am not sure why you expect the youth players to be appearing and Loftus Cheek has not been fit enough to play a full game for a year, so that makes zero sense. It is all rather bemusing.}

11.) 25 Jun 2019 16:58:28
Ed002 I don't have a jealous bone in my body! thanks for taking the time to reply to my posts.

12.) 25 Jun 2019 17:21:50
He'll get sacked after the SuperCup.

13.) 25 Jun 2019 18:29:01
There is no denying that whilst Chelsea go through managers like skittles they are one of the most successful clubs in the world in the last decade.

14.) 25 Jun 2019 21:20:57
One can argue that there are two successful models in modern football, one is more commonly used than the other -

1. Managers are given extended periods where even when things aren't going well the manager is afforded time (fergie, Wenger are examples)

2. Manager are swapped once the results dip (look at Madrid, Chelsea, Barca, Bayern, most teams in Italy)

Method 1 is uncommon these days and arguably less successful as while it works when the manager is good and present when they leave it creates a situation where a club is in turmoil for a long time, us, united are good examples of this.

An argument can be made that method 2 is more successful and suited to the modern game.

15.) 25 Jun 2019 22:13:34
ed002 I won't having ago at Chelsea but over the last 2 season they have dropped down from being league champions. And I don't see Chelsea turning round 25 points in one season with my be a 2 transfer window ban. And just losing there best player by a mile, who I think was not just Chelsea's best player but I thought he was the best player in the league. And I can't remember to many Chelsea mangers walking out on them. And they are not winning trophies at the same rate as the beginning. And I am not putting Liverpool in the Chelsea was at the start under Abramovich. it is more city who are winning and with pep there am not sure changing mangers every other season will help them get anywhere near city or us at the minute. but we still have a lot to prove. And am not sure if we will have another league season like last season but I do expect city to.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, whatever you want. I am not so sure you understand about the coaches.}

16.) 25 Jun 2019 23:04:40
And there are other available words to start a sentence with besides, "And".

17.) 26 Jun 2019 01:53:56
One thing that hasn't been mentioned here is that the players that have been at Chelsea have been able to adapt to different coaches. There are players out there who fit a specific way of playing and others who can play a number of ways without reducing the quality of their product. Ed. 002 is right, Chelsea have been incredibly successful with a variety of coaches. How much of that is down to the players in the squad and the coaches themselves is up for debate but there is no doubt the incoming coaches have all been able to work with what's in the pantry and turn out good results almost instantly without having to make whole sale changes. Good coaching or good squad? A bit of both in my mind.



22 Jun 2019 19:40:43
Evening Ed002.

Away from the football, how's tricks? Where are you, what cocktail are you sipping and how's my other half 😜.


{Ed002's Note - I am in Cornwall for a few days, I have a local gin and tonic on the goal and girlfriend tells me she is missing me but fine. And how are things with you?}

1.) 22 Jun 2019 20:04:27

{Ed002's Note - Trevethan Dry - But Tarquinius does a good dry as well.}

2.) 22 Jun 2019 20:33:53
Whereabouts in Cornwall Ed002? Is it a Tarquins? Trevethan? I’ll be really impressed if it’s a Caspyn!

{Ed002's Note - Trevethan. In the Tamar Valley.}

3.) 22 Jun 2019 21:05:22
Nice, enjoy. A beautiful part of the county and an equally good gin. Try a Caspyn if you get even further west down towards Long Rock.

{Ed002's Note - Will do.}

4.) 22 Jun 2019 21:05:22
Nice, enjoy. A beautiful part of the county and an equally good gin. Try a Caspyn if you get even further west down towards Long Rock.

{Ed002's Note - Will do thanks.}

5.) 23 Jun 2019 07:11:40
All thanks Ed002, I love they part of the world. My Aunty has a house In Dartmouth, Devon, not a million miles away.

{Ed002's Note - About 45 minutes away - I have a chum who keeps a boat there.}

6.) 23 Jun 2019 14:07:50
Ed002, any chance of having a travel and leisure page? I have a lot of questions for you regarding travel and the liverpool page probably isn't the right forum.

{Ed033's Note - We had a travel site but nobody posted on it so it's gone.

7.) 23 Jun 2019 11:36:08
I used to love fishing down there. It only makes sense to stop in at the Ferry Boat Inn too. Then back into Galmpton to visit the Manor Inn.

8.) 23 Jun 2019 18:30:50
oh, okay Ed, thank you.



19 Jun 2019 06:25:09
Reading about how much we overpaid for VVD.

I don't have the privvy to that exact figure but what ever the cost is, it's the best few shillings we've spent in a long time.

A sixth European Cup, one point off money bags City.


{Ed025's Note - thats a bit hypocritical drogie....talking of how liverpool overpaid for VVD then calling city "money bags"...kettles and pots come to mind mate..

1.) 19 Jun 2019 07:13:26
They may be the case Ed25 but we don’t have the wealth that both the Manchester clubs have. Manchester United especially - since Murdoch got his greedy hands on the game and now the oil money at city.

For once we’re not having to have a selling to buy strategy unlike under previous ownerships.

{Ed025's Note - you have the wealth to compete with any side in the EPL drogie which is borne out by the signings of VVD, alisson and keita, yet you still call city for doing exactly the same thing...thats double standards mate..

2.) 19 Jun 2019 07:39:28
Tag Ed, City’s spending tops ours by a long way mate and they never seem to sell big to recoup much. They are about to spend another 100M on 2 players and no doubt more before the window ends. It’s a case of invest or get left behind. I think Sigi and Richarlison we’re both nearly 50M each?

{Ed025's Note - its the market forces virgil, to get the best you have to pay the price and i dont have a problem with that mate, what i do have a problem with is liverpool supporters banging on about how citys spending is the reason for their success yet they are doing exactly the same thing..

3.) 19 Jun 2019 07:40:47
There's a slight difference though, our owners aren't pumping in money to the club from nefarious sources and citing it as sponsorship so they can pretend they aren't breaking FFP.

{Ed025's Note - your guessing there john...unless you can prove it of course and its not just jealous speculation...and of course that you can categorically prove that FSG are whiter than white mate..

4.) 19 Jun 2019 07:56:41
25 mate, we’ve had to m, it’s the nature of the beast and has been since 92/ 93.

How can you say we have the same financial muscle as City? The players you named are first team pleasers, City practically have two first teams players for every position!

{Ed025's Note - thats called good forward planning drogie, a contingency plan if you like...its not a conspiracy mate just good business..

5.) 19 Jun 2019 08:32:44
Liverpool do not have the financial muscle to compete with City, that's just nonsense. You only need to look at the bench and players that don't get into the match day squad. Yes Liverpool have bought VVD, Keita and Allison but the have also purchased Mane, Salah, Robba, Matip, Ox, Gini, Gomezetc! With Trent coming thru the ranks. Very good reasonable buys. Plain daft to suggest otherwise.

6.) 19 Jun 2019 09:55:22
People may want to Google 'standard chartered' and 'fines' before they start talking about where other clubs get their funding. I support LFC but I'm not blind about where the cash comes from.

7.) 19 Jun 2019 10:28:26
The thing is, we did overpay. We could've signed him for a lot less but we had to pay the price of Klopp's tapping up. Sure, I think most people would say he's been worth every penny, but the references to overpaying isn't about the value of the player, but the fact that we paid more than we should have had to due to our own missteps.

8.) 19 Jun 2019 10:27:15
Sorry lads, ed25 is right, the last couple of years you would be hard pushed to find another club in world football aside from the very top clubs in Europe spending as much as we have. Tbh I have no problems with it either, it's not my money so have at it.

I suspect it will slow down now the team has settled though.

9.) 19 Jun 2019 10:58:26
City have had a larger net spend over the last two seasons than we have had but it's not as much as we all think it is. I may have missed a few out but the pattern is there to see.

Liverpool 2017-2019

Monies Out

VVD 76m, Ox 34, Mo 38, Andy Robbo 8, Alison 56,Keita 54, Fabhino 40, Shaqiri 13

Total spend £M319

Monies In

Coutinho 130, Sakho 25, Solanke 19, Danny Ward 12, Klavan 2

Total received £M188

Net Spend £M131.


Monies Out

Mahrez 61, Laporte 59, Mendy 52,Walker 48, B Silva 45, Ederson 36,Danilo 27, Luiz 11

Total Spend £M339

Monies In

Diaz 15, Gunn 10, Maffeo 8,Danayer 6, Hart 4, Celina 3, Iheancho 25, Nolito 6,Fernando 5, Kolerov 4, Nasri 3

Total Received £M122

Net Spend £M217

So only £M81 difference in the net spends - not allowing for loans and minor signings - which isn't a massive amount given the monenies floating around.

10.) 19 Jun 2019 14:39:43
So then, it’s a coming, should we remove all players from all squads that have been there for 2 years or less just to prove that LFC are the top spenders? Even then we still aren’t. We also won’t continue to spend at the same rate. But City will.

And yet, our prize money will be similar (probably more), our TV money is similar (probably more), gate attendances similar, international fan base is larger (for merch and commercial interest) etc, but LFC are approaching the edge of its means while City have all that extra FFP busting cash from where?

Oh yes, oversized sponsorships from affiliated companies and an investment group which hides, i mean, integrates wages and other costs.


11.) 19 Jun 2019 08:32:56
Nonsense Ed025, absolute nonsense. You are clever enough, regardless of your decision to support Everton, to see a clear difference between what City are doing and what Liverpool are doing. If City had to sell KDB in order to sign Laporte (57m) and Ederson (40m), then you could have made an argument that we are comparable. Because that’s effectively what we had to do.
Guardiola is about to dump another 50m on a right back, which should bring the total to about 180m (JUST ON FULL BACKS) in two years. Liverpool, by somewhat of a contrast, have parted with 8m in the same amount of time.
Do NOT conflate the respective strategies of Liverpool and City, the spending is incomparable.

{Ed025's Note - i would not expect you to say anything different lowel, if ever there were a bunch of supporters who felt sorry for themselves its the red half of merseyside mate, if its not refs giving you nothing or other teams getting an advantage then its something are renowned for it..

12.) 19 Jun 2019 08:49:19
Mate, no one is saying it’s not bad business or a conspiracy, though breaking FFP rules, leading to a possible ban from the champions League, is not great business.

Every club has a contingency plan mate, with most clubs trying to forward plan to the best of their ability. The one difference is that Man City have the financial muscle to execute their strategy by practically having two first team players in every position. Apart from Manchester United, there is no other team that are able to structure their business in this way

You know me 25, I’m not a green eyed monster, just pointing out the facts mate.

if you read back over my posts, I’ve always said I love watching the best players coming to Anfield and consider myself lucky that I get to see these fantastic players in our league - that includes City mate.

{Ed025's Note - i respect you as one of the better posters drogie so was surprised by your "money bags" shout mate, its not just about the money im afraid, if we had the means im sure we would all want our respective clubs to buy the best its the same in all walks of life, and as far as i know city have broken no rules so good luck to them i say and thanks for the entertainment..

13.) 19 Jun 2019 10:05:10
Gotta disagree on the good business Ed. It’s good flaunting of the rules to be able to afford them “legitimately”. No conspiracy against anyone, just them getting away with it. We all get regularly told about those extra few percent which can make the difference at the end of the day. If they can outspend everyone illegitimately by just that few percent then they will always have the edge.

{Ed025's Note - have they broken any rules RITWW?...not as far as i am aware mate, you seem to be a hang em before the trial sort of guy my friend..

14.) 19 Jun 2019 11:16:58
Ed25, How can you even suggest we are spending the same as city.
Since Guardiola has come in city have spent around 600m on transfer fees recouping around 180m from player sales so a net spend of 427m over 3 season.

In that time LFC have spent around 390m on transfer fees and recouping around 285m from player sales so a net spend of 104m over 3 seasons. Even our owner has said without the sale of Coutinho we wouldn't have been able to do the business we have.

I couldn't care less how City do or don't break the rules but to suggest we are able to compete with them on a financial level is wrong. Since Guardiola has come in they bought almost 2 starting 11's that could compete in the premier league, its incredible that we manage to keep pace with that team whilst winning a CL.

{Ed025's Note - you are quoting ammounts of money that mean FA in football alex, would you swap your £8m robbo for citys £50m stones?...of course not so the money is a moot point, jealousy is a terrible trait to have, years ago it was utd and now its city and its all a little bit sad to be honest mate..

15.) 19 Jun 2019 18:58:45
Ed25, anyone saying that we can compete with City financially is frankly either taking the mick or is just trolling LFC fans to whind them up. This is not about any type of grievance or anything like that cos that piece of banter is becoming old and tired. This is about facts and figures so let's discuss on these instead pointless distractions in the name of banter. Also Ed25, you are aware that City wanted VVD as well but he turned them down or did that conveniently slip your mind as many other things seem to do these days?

City since Pep got there, has spent over 700m on a team that already had the best squad in the PL under Pellegrini. The guy spent over 300m on defenders and GK's alone (including the dreadful ex bluenose John Stones) . LFC on the other hand, has a starting back 4 that cost just 86m (of which 75m is for VVD alone.

Regarding GKs: City spent 35m on Claudio Bravo in 16/ 17 season. He was a dud. What did Pep do? He went out and spent another 35m on Ederson the very next season. Whereas Klopp signed Allisson for 62m after persevering with Migs and Karius for 3 seasons. Oh, and did I also mention that City's owners (the Mansour family) reportedly sit on a ONE TRILLION pound fortune? Whereas FSG don't come anywhere close to that as a consortium group.

Oh, did I also mention that City barely sell players hence make very little money compared to what they earn whereas LFC HAS to earn the money it spends due to FFP regulations? Even Neverton have spent a boatload (nearing 250m) in the past two summers already so don't kknow what the prob. is. Ed25, I know you like to banter and that's cool BUT right here, you are completely wrong. City are run by the ruling family of the UAE (a country's govt, really) while LFC are run by sensible owners who have to spend within their means. If you think both situations are the same then I'm sorry, you need to follow another sport cos football is clearly not your thing.

{Ed025's Note - you know instead of bleating on all the time about the money city are spending talk about the 3 massive signings liverpool made last season which makes them dearer than any of citys like for like players...its not all about money, its about the team, the manager and the club mate, would you swap a £8m robbo for any of citys defenders? suggestion to you would be to congratulate city on a well deserved win and say we go again next year...thats a proper fan..

16.) 19 Jun 2019 21:20:00
Ed25, please give it with the "a proper fan" stuff. NOBODY has anything to teach me about being a proper LFC fan, okay? Also as usual you did not address any of the facts or figures I posted so I take it that you agreed with them so I'll accept that. I joined in a conversation and disagreed on your assessment that us and City are on the same financial power level. That is all. Nowhere in my post did I even mention City and their success so you clearly made that up on your own. You seem SO hung up on things I actually did not mention while conveniently not focusing your response on the things I DID mention. I wonder why?

We made three massive signings. So freaking what? We are now at the same level as City now financially? One is a club that leaves within it's means and the other is being run by a State? You see, your argument is becoming wierder and more desperate by the moment as it makes NO sense whatsoever neither does it possess any type of logic or context.

Now, You may not know any of this BUT I could not be arsed one bit how much City spend or how many trophies they win. Utd won more trophies than City couldn't even count and I was not arsed about that so who the heck is City for me to be arsed about? I already saluted City for winning the PL fair and square and we as fans, players and coaches have congratulated them. Now if you were actually paying attention, you would know that it is City who simply can't leave us alone cos they are still talking about us. We will go at it again next season and see what happens. N btw, WE GOT SIX!

{Ed025's Note - it is in fact YOU! who keeps bringing up the money issue redwolf, i dont see it as a big deal myself as when the guys get on the pitch its 11 v11 and how much a player cost means squat, its about passion, commitment and the team ethic for me you need to stop banging the "richest team in history" drum and going on and on and on and on about how much city have spent, its not just you though its an unhealthy obsession with a lot of your supporters im afraid, i know you got 6 my friend....i seen the graffiti on the walls of prince ruperts tower which says volumes to me about or neighbours..



04 Jun 2019 21:06:41
Just remember lads, Brendan Rodgers tried to sell Jordan Henderson to Fulham ( Dempsey in exchange plus cash ) he said no chance, got his head down, worked hard an went on to lift the European cup as Liverpool captain. Believe. 🧣🏆#LFC.


1.) 04 Jun 2019 23:07:17

2.) 04 Jun 2019 23:15:12
Probably says as much about Rodgers as it does Hendo that.

3.) 04 Jun 2019 23:56:47

4.) 05 Jun 2019 09:41:11
I never really got the negativity towards the brodge. He nearly won us the league. But when i read that he wanted to sell hendo to fulham! What an idiot.

5.) 05 Jun 2019 09:43:56
And not to forget Benitez drove alonso out because he wanted to replace him with Gareth Barry.

6.) 05 Jun 2019 15:49:53
I think alonso leaving was more to do with money issues behind closed doors. Most of that winning team moved on. The club were in a state financially. And tbf, at the time Barry had had an amazing season and got on well with gerrard.




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27 Jun 2019 22:22:15
I do.
The Benelux regional counties also speak good English, I referenced Scandinavia as I worked for a Swedish country for 8 years and their second language at school wa English.




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27 Jun 2019 21:04:53
Scandinavian schools teach English to a pretty decent level, in fact a lot of foreign students have a better grasp of the English language than some youngster here. They are taught grammar in a lot more depth making it easier for foreign students to learn a new language.




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16 Jun 2019 18:55:22
Salah has been looking for a move away for a while, I mentioned to Ed002, surely the club are aware of this to which he said they would be.

So for me, we should go for Pépé not only as a replacement but also to show Salah we know his intentions.

And if Salah decided not to leave, we would have four quality forwards to compete on all fronts! Those of you that are old enough to remember, United dominated with four decent forwards, so why can’t we!




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13 Jun 2019 05:57:24
Peg leg, I’d love to have a place in Limousin! I’m only here for the week -Carp Fishing 🎣.


{Ed025's Note - i have never caught a carp drogie, but i have been known to have the odd liverpudlian on my line mate.. :) enjoy your trip..



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12 Jun 2019 22:35:13
Absolutely, they won’t be messed around like last time.
Agree with you re Fernandes, think he might end up at United though.





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12 Jul 2019 19:36:53
I have to agree with you to a degree Waro, not only did city win the league but had the squad depth to win two domestic cups too.

Now I know they did have some pretty low key opposition during the knock out stages but still, they had the squad depth to do so.

We were very lucky with injuries last season and I still feel if Virgil gets injured we might not be so solid at the back. Back in the 80’s we always had two strong centre half’s, United did in the 90’s.




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11 Jul 2019 22:43:23
You were an excellent side mate but as history states, the best team in Europe doesn’t always win so whilst being banned Disney help, there were no guarantees.

What happened in Heysel was just horrendous, I had friends in the crowd that fateful night, there’s certainly two sides to that debate, probably best not discussed on here to be fair mate.

Football hooliganism was rife in the 80’s as you know, Liverpool fans certainly weren’t the worst, I have two cousins that were, shall we say, high up in the ICF with West Ham and you wouldn’t believe some of the things they got up to.

I also have mates that were in involved in the battle of Everton valley, a bloodbath when United came to town, with Liverpool and Everton fans joining forces.

People tend to forget or are completely oblivious to the fact that Liverpool were not the only team that had a firm chasing havoc on the terraces mate.


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11 Jul 2019 22:07:47
Best team in Europe 25? News to me mate 🙄.


{Ed025's Note - we were you know drogie, when we won the title in 87 we were an excellent side and i believe if we had the chance to compete in the european cup then we would have had a good chance to win it mate, unfortunately english teams were banned after heysel so we will never know, but its nice to dream..



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10 Jul 2019 17:45:52
I met his brother in the stand in Madrid, decent bloke, said Xavi still loves Liverpool.


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06 Jul 2019 22:05:18
Im with you 100% Hailstones.