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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.

Drogie

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

Cheers
Guys.


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.

Drogie

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.

Cheers.

Drogie

{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.

ありがとう

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.

Drogie

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?

Drogie

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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09 May 2019 21:57:02
I've booked flights for the final ( no match ticket yet) has anyone else? What route are you taking?

I'm flying to Seville (from East Midlands ) then train to Madrid - Seville to Luton on the Sunday.

Drogie

1.) 09 May 2019 22:38:26
sounds not a bad plan. I am just going to Liverpool (where hotels have just about sold out as well. Anfield has a concert on so they pre booked the Arena 6 months ago but only holds 9000. I will try to get tickets for that.


2.) 11 May 2019 02:13:06
Flying to Zurich and then onto Madrid. Flying via Frankfurt (kinda ironic) on the way back.

No match ticket. Not expecting one either. I can’t wait to soak in the atmosphere and Spanish sun (hopefully) .


 

 

05 May 2019 09:11:18
Lads.

On this day, 29 years ago, we won the league away at Coventry City

Barnes scores a hatrick and we win 6-1.

Drogie

1.) 05 May 2019 09:20:11
the good ole days
barnes would have made this cyrrent team even better.


2.) 05 May 2019 09:44:08
I remember going to this game, there was some trouble on the train coming home from the Coventry fans. can't believe its been so long ago, when you say 29 yrs it really hits home. I remember that they actually took the lead when stevie nicol was chasing shadows and got caught out of position by Kevin Gallagher. rushie scored one from outside the box. Ronnie rosenthal scored a brace too if memory serves. Molby was running things from his customary position of centre circle. What a player digger was. Imagine him playing in today's team.


3.) 05 May 2019 09:58:22
Not even Salah and Mane can compete with Barnes, and that's not having a knock at them. The man was the best player in England by a long way for the 1st few years he was with us. Brilliant to watch, loved watching him and Gazza back then.


4.) 05 May 2019 10:02:57
Ohyoubeauty, no Nicol that day, mate.
Starting line up
Grobbelaar
Hysen
Venison
Ablett
Gillespie
Staunton
Molby
Rosenthal
Rush
Barnes
McMahon
Subs were Tanner and Marsh (and people say we haven't any strength in depth now! )


5.) 05 May 2019 10:12:51
Nicky Tanner, couldn't trap a bag of cement.


6.) 05 May 2019 10:37:06
In my opinion, only Rush and Barnes (maybe Molby as an occasional ‘luxury’ player) from that team would get into our current team. How times have changed!

{Ed001's Note - Staunton at his best would get in.}


7.) 05 May 2019 10:49:14
Stephen Staunton had a fantastic left foot lad's and a class defender.


8.) 05 May 2019 10:52:24
Steve McMahon was a winner, he would get in our midfield.


9.) 05 May 2019 10:59:19
Steve Nicol Steve Staunton Gary Gillespie Steve McMahon Jan Molby Ian Rush John Barnes are all as good if not better in the positions they played as the players in our team now. just my opinion.


10.) 05 May 2019 11:10:42
Steve McMahon would 100% get in our midfield now too.
Great player, very underrated for some reason.
I’d have Brucie over Alisson, and Hysen and Gillespie were better players than Matip and Lovren.
So that’s basically the entire 1990 side then, lol.


11.) 05 May 2019 11:15:09
Ed001, would you have him as a left back or as a midfield player? Personally I prefer Robbo at left back but we could perhaps do with a left footed midfield player in the current team.
Other posters, good shouts for the likes of McMahon, Gillespie, Nicol, etc and they were all proven winners which the current crop are not - yet. I just think that before long the current team, collectively and individually, will prove how very special they are. It is an interesting debate which makes for a bit of fun on a lazy Sunday morning and we are all, of course, absolutely right in our preferences.

{Ed001's Note - doesn't matter, Stan was excellent in either position. Nicol would walk into almost any team in history, he was an exceptional player.}


12.) 05 May 2019 11:26:53
Molby wouldn't get in? Maybe because he was a big barrelled, but on passing and technical ability? An absolute shoe in for me.


13.) 05 May 2019 11:35:33
The Juicer, when we signed Hysen from under Utd's noses, I thought we were getting a world beater, I soon found out we weren't. No way would he get anywhere near our starting 11. I remember him getting sent off against Norwich after being given the run around. His legs had gone when he joined us. I'd have both Lovren and Matip over him. He was an exceptionally good looking bloke though!


14.) 05 May 2019 11:53:53
The Juicer, each to his own mate but Bruce over Alisson? Even though the former is a self-confessed match fixer (although he later retracted the confession)? And while he made some unbelievable saves, have you forgotten all those Brucie blunders that cost us goals? I wouldn’t have him near my team but that’s the beauty of this kind of debate, nobody can be wrong.


15.) 05 May 2019 12:09:41
Agree with you about Bruce, Wirral.
Alisson all day long.
Didn't miss too many games in 89/ 90 and to be honest, I honestly think that there is only Barnesy and Nicol who would be guaranteed a starting place today.
But, this is all about opinion, which is what this site is all about.


16.) 05 May 2019 12:11:09
Hysen was 30 when we bought him as an experienced replacement for the aging Alan Hansen. Hansen and Gillespie were in and out of the team through injuries. I think he was a good short term buy and we did win our last title with him in the side.
He looked a lot better when he had Hansen next to him, but who didn't. Hansen and Lawrenson, now that partnership was made in heavenVan Dyke would be sitting on the bench, if we had them 2.


17.) 05 May 2019 13:08:18
I know he wasnt here long, but what a signing Ronnie Rosenthal was for us that year.


18.) 05 May 2019 13:38:02
I'd take Gillespie, Staunton, Molby, McMahon, Barnes and Rush from that team.
Barnes may have to play deeper to accommodate Salah, Mane and Rush but there's goals in that team.


19.) 05 May 2019 14:15:51
Tylerano, VVD on the bench? Not for me, I’d have Big Virgil alongside either Hansen or Lawrenson - unless all three played in a back 3.


20.) 05 May 2019 14:26:02
That season above we finished Top with 79 points, if we beat Wolves next Sunday we finish with 79 Reversed which is 97 Points!

Going back to last night Sturridge was on loan at West Brom at Season End, Shaqiri was Playing for Stoke at Season End (Subsequently Relegated), and Divock Origi was on a Season Long Loan at Wolfsburg?


21.) 05 May 2019 15:24:16
Rome I stand corrected, memory clearly not as good as I'd hoped haha. Little baby totally agree with you about Ronnie rosenthal, what an impact he had. Remember his hatrick against Charlton. Left foot right foot and a header. But let's forget about a certain game against a Midlands club where he got his boots mixed up.
Another name from then that I believe would be ideal for today's team is Ronnie whelan, he never got the credit I thought he deserved. Macca and Jan amongst others were great but I think klopp would have loved whelan as a player.


22.) 05 May 2019 16:17:26
Ohyoubeauty, I’m with you on Ronnie Whelan. He got some ridiculous stick from some fans at Anfield and in the letters page of the Football Echo (thankfully there was no social media in those days) but I think you are right that Klopp would love him. Worked hard, great positional sense, good passer, weighed in with a few goals - what’s not to like about Ronnie Whelan?

{Ed025's Note - very much like milner now for liverpool, i liked ronnie..


23.) 05 May 2019 16:40:02
Even better about Whelan he use to run a pub as well called the "Sportsman" it was in Kirkdale.

P. S. Great Day Today man utd NO European Champions League next year, where is Whelans Pub?


24.) 05 May 2019 16:42:29
Oh, and Ronnie Whelan was dead hard, too.

{Ed025's Note - not as hard as the time he got off some so called supporters mate..


25.) 05 May 2019 16:40:30
Venison. the man with the most appalling dress sense in the entire world.

I once saw him wearing a suit jacket, which had big white feathers emblazoned on it.

Completely bizarre.


What a first eleven though.


26.) 05 May 2019 16:42:33
WW, Bruce had eliminated most of those errors by that stage of his career.
He wasn’t as tall as Alisson but more athletic and, dare I say it, better with the ball at his feet.
We got very vulnerable to high balls around that time but with Van Dijk in front of him, Grobelaar would be class in today’s game.
It might be looking back with rose-tinted spectacles, but that side was 20 years ahead of its time.

Arsenal were long ball merchants (who remembers being in the Kop whistling at Lukic taking the ball well out of his area and punting it up to Smith? ), Man Utd dirty baskets, Wimbledon say no more. Liverpool kept the ball on the deck. Always, and I mean always, played short corners. Happy days. We were blessed then.


 

 

04 May 2019 19:11:08
So no Bobby, not even on the bench.

Why we even risked him against Barcelona is a strange one.

Drogie

1.) 04 May 2019 19:28:50
Can’t work it out to be honest. Fit for the bench in Barca, plays less than 20 mins and is out for this make or break game.


2.) 04 May 2019 19:44:42
hmmm maybe klopp actually knows more about the situation than us.


3.) 04 May 2019 20:09:41
Sly have said he might be out for the season.


4.) 04 May 2019 22:01:32
or klopp thinks we could handle newcastle without him so he can be match fit for barca. If he's out for the season then it was dumb bringing him on against Barcelona and would have made more sense to bring ox instead.


5.) 04 May 2019 22:25:56
Everyone who’s been desperate to offload Big Div all season need to remember this lad has a happy knack of getting crucial goals at crucial times.
A very rare talent!
We need to keep him 👍.


6.) 04 May 2019 22:35:33
He would of been passed fit by the medical team for Wednesday, but maybe he tweaked something else.
Ideally it’s klopp keeping an ace up his sleeve but think that’s unlikely.


7.) 04 May 2019 22:54:52
Back up striker and can play on the wing. agree Ron, Origi needs to stay.


8.) 04 May 2019 23:20:07
Martin Tyler in commentary said " Roberto Firmino was rushed back at a cost on Wednesday night and doesn't feature tonight"
At what cost?


9.) 05 May 2019 02:55:00
forget what martin tyler said. most of the posters here were clamoring for bobby no matter how unfit he was. Its happened, it's football, it's small minded to be trying to point the finger here.


10.) 05 May 2019 04:56:16
Prophet Ron Keague!


11.) 05 May 2019 06:51:23
Origi has scored two goals at critical times this season. And has little playing time agreed but.

He has not played all that well and for me at least, is not of the standard we need as a backup. He is just not good enough which is why klopp doesn't use him more.

I support all our squad but I just don't agree with all those so determined to keep him at the club. I can't imagine if he was at another club we would be looking to buy him! and doubt there are many prem teams looking to him as an option.

we should let him go and make a career somewhere else. with regular game time he might do okay.


12.) 05 May 2019 08:30:31
Beddoerocks, you are judging Origi on a higher bar which is super unfair. You say that he has not had enuff game time YET you say he has not played all that well. That is a dishonest argument to make. Why? You need to be playing consistently in order to be sharp and then, you can be judged on your body of work. Origi can't get game time due to the form of our front 3, just as Iago Aspas (brilliant footballer) could not get game time with Suarez/ Studge wrecking it.

Origi has come on and done the business for the most part mainly due to his attitude and mentality. He does NOT sulk, whine, complain or moan about not playing enuff. Whenever he comes on late in games. He gives his all and is SUPER concentrated and switched on. If he wasn't, how do you think he scores late goals? Now should he b kept? I personally, would keep him BUT if he wants to leave then good luck to him. It's up to him now.


13.) 05 May 2019 08:44:59
I don't think Origi will be kept on the strength of those two goals.
Surely it'll depend on if anyone shows interest in him and if he wants that move. I don't think he'll be offered a new contract though.


14.) 05 May 2019 08:55:05
Origi reminds me of our david super sub fairclough, he use to come of the bench and score important goals for us. play him for 90 mins and more often didn't do much, but bring him on and boom score a goal, maybe origi our new super sub.


15.) 05 May 2019 12:12:33
I think you’re spot on Wolf and Scousetim.

Origi has the best attitude of a fringe player I’ve ever seen. He seems to love the role. He’s a genuine team player.
If Firmino gets a long term injury, I think Origi would struggle to replace him so we need someone like Brewster to help out.
For me Origi has a superb team ethic and a never say die attitude. These traits are just as important as dribbling ability and ball control.


16.) 05 May 2019 13:08:17
Can't agree more, Ron. Little story for you. After Origi scored the winner vs Everton, he was asked after the game what Klopp told him before coming on. Origi said Klopp told him to "Play the way you train". I was gob-smacked. Why? It meant that Origi (despite not playing a single minute of PL footie till then), had ALWAYS given his all in training. Never sulked, moaned, nor let his head drop when he was not being picked. He kept working hard and Klopp kept him on side and Origi knew his chance would come.

Then he came on vs Everton in a high-pressure game and what did he do? Origi created a chance, hit the post and scored the winner all in 8 minutes of football. Many say his goal was lucky. Sorry, it was not. Luck is often defined as "When preparation meets opportunity". The Anfield Flapper a. k. a Pick ford offered the "opportunity" and Origi always been "prepared" for weeks to take any opportunity and he was switched on, never gave up on the play and took his opportunity. The rest is history.


 

 

30 Apr 2019 07:32:13
Morning Ed001,

Whilst the title might not be in not be in our hands, it's still a massive week for us.

I think tomorrow night will be a tiring one, as we'll be chasing down etc more than we have done at any point this season I think. Whilst Barcelona might not be the team they once were, they still have a fantastic side. Three days later we travel to Newcastle for a crunch game.

Luckily we have enough in midfield to rotate, my only concern is the front 3. If bobby is still a bit touch and go, not sure he can be risked for both games, so do you think Klopp will start Origi against Newcastle? Or maybe chamberlain?

Drogie

{Ed001's Note - do you really think it will be that different against Barca? With just 4 more games I think we will be fine as we are.}


1.) 30 Apr 2019 09:46:56
IMO we should start our best players every single game. Every game right now is a cup final, let's treat them as one and go for it. The lads will be fine, they're hungry for success and success is what they'll get. Players like Sturridge and Origi can't and won't bring it.

The Ox I'd give minutes at the end of a game, get him into it slowly but I'm expecting him to start games next season, he'll be like a new signing but for now, stick with what's working.


2.) 30 Apr 2019 09:51:19
Haven't watched much Barcelona this season, but Ed, does Alba still leave acres down our right side when he attacks? Do Barcelona have someone to cover these spaces? Even in the United game which I watched there was space down both flanks. Surely this sets up well for our counter press and will be our main target?

{Ed001's Note - yes he does attack and leave a huge gap. Their central defenders and Busquets lack any kind of mobility, as Umtiti never plays any more, so there is plenty of space to be got at. If Spanish teams stop fearing them and took the game to them, they would not walk the league. Their defence is amongst the worst I have seen and they lack the passers they once had. Lots of ball carriers but only Messi has the vision and passing range to play the Barca way.}


3.) 30 Apr 2019 09:59:32
With a strong midfield of say Hendo, Gini and Fabinho - do you think Keita could play as a false 9 if required? Could see him threading little balls through to Mane and Salah from there. Fingers crossed it'll be Bobby tho - no one links the play in the final 3rd better.

{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't be confident with Keita there. Would rather Mane or Salah played central if Bobby is not fit.}


4.) 30 Apr 2019 10:09:08
There is no chance Chamberlain would start. I think Gomez might start the second Barcelona game he should be ready.


5.) 30 Apr 2019 10:41:55
Racitic is a lot better than people think, it would be a welcome surprise for me if our midfield got the better of Barca. Hendo has been top class the last few weeks but I am not sure what the benefit was of charging around in the last 20 minutes of the Huddesfield match. I wish he would manage games better (manage himself better), I hope it doesn't catch up with him the second half v Barca.

{Ed001's Note - if it does catch up, then we have these things called substitutes! As for Rakitic, I agree he is very good, but his legs are going and he fades towards the end of seasons and games. He is also not the best passer and his ability is mainly based on physicality, runs in and around the box, the kind of things our midfield is built to stop. Plus they do not have the Iniesta and Xavi to pick out his runs any more. They have too many players who are not the right type of players for the way they play. Spanish teams have started to notice it too, even lowly Levante gave them a real test.}


6.) 30 Apr 2019 11:04:34
Levante played well and had a real go but Barcelona showed nerves, it was like some of our games not a true reflection IMO. I will be very very happy to see us boss the game and get a positive result. Barcelona could even be more dangerous at Anfield.

I fully agree on the subs and if Hendo puts in a real shift and is slowing after 60 minutes that is fine by me. As we know though Klopp usually leaves subs 15 minutes too long. I am sure Fabs will play and that is a change from Klopp in the biggest games. Looks like Fabs, Hendo, Gini. Then plenty options on the bench.

Ed have you done a profile on Messi? He is just unbelievable, he does it every single season 40+ goals.

{Ed001's Note - you clearly have not watched Barca all season or you would know that the 'nerves' is just how they play. They have been regressing for a number of years now. That is why the fans are still unhappy with Valverde.

I haven't done a profile of Messi. No one has requested one before, I guess because they usually want to know about players they have not seen play, rather than ones they know well.}


7.) 30 Apr 2019 11:22:54
No I haven't watched them much, until a couple weeks ago I didn't know la Liga was even on ITV 4.

I hope your right it just feels like Deja Vu before the Madrid game. I only really seen them in the cl and they have been far too good for the opposition. I thought Juve were a really good side also so what do I know. Hope that the premier league is just so much stronger atm.

{Ed001's Note - you may be right, they do have Messi so will be a threat, but they are not a good team, just like Madrid are not, they just have one of the outstanding players of a generation who can win games singlehandedly.}


8.) 30 Apr 2019 12:04:45
I fancy VVDs chances at keeping Messi quiet, nobody can dribble past him, depends on the other CB though.
Mane and Salah will be devastating with the amount of space Barcelona will afford them.
So unless Barcelona change the formation or style against us (I doubt they will) or if they get a bit of luck then I really fancy us to beat them over 2 legs.
We are defensively strong so will do well against their attacks and our counter attack will really cause them problems especially the way they set up.


9.) 30 Apr 2019 12:55:08
Ed, that's exactly why we need to be on the front foot from the beginning and make a statement. I think we will win both legs. I know you won't comment on that because you don't want to jinx the club, but we are the better side.

{Ed001's Note - you know me so well.}


10.) 30 Apr 2019 13:37:57
It's great when your playing barcelona in the champions league semi finals and your thinking quietly to yourself "i fancy us here".

We have come a long way in the last 3 seasons.

Onwards and upwards lads. Great week of games ahead.


 

 

13 Apr 2019 09:53:00
I hadn't realised - We haven't defeated Chelsea at Anfield since 2012 - We really need to exorcise that ghost on Sunday!

Drogie

1.) 13 Apr 2019 10:16:49
We'll beat them mate, no doubts about it. They can't handle us in this form.


2.) 13 Apr 2019 10:46:03
I think we've been unlucky vs Chelsea in the last couple of games vs Chelsea esp. at Anfield. When we played them this season, we created a several clear opportunities (Shaq missed a sitter, David Luiz cleared a Bobbie header off the line and Kepa made 2 brilliant saves) but Studge scored the brilliant equalizer. We could have won that game but we couldn't take our chances and Slah was having his early season slump

In the 16/ 17 season, we got a 1-1 draw in a game where we showed some fight BUT were in a bad spell (Mane just returned from the AFCON) hence, did not have enuff to win the game even tho Bobbie missed a sitter and Migs saved a pen.

Last season at home, we were going to win that game BUT Willian came on and scored a fluke goal to make it 1-1 at the death and in the EFL Cup this season, we created more chances and should have been out of sight (Studge missed 3 guilt-edged chances including an open goal) before Hazard came on and changed the game for them

Therefore my hope is that, we can get the rub of the green this time and finish the job cos based on recent confrontations at Anfield, we have been a bit unlucky.


3.) 13 Apr 2019 11:42:50
Psychology is a big thing in sport and the players will be well aware of how bad Liverpools record is against Chelsea at Anfield. It is up to Klopp and the staff to have the players concentrating on how good they are individually and as a team and not so much on who we are playing. It will be a very tough game, Chelsea would love to destroy our title ambitions.


4.) 13 Apr 2019 16:46:39
There are some odd coincidences about tomorrow.
In 2013/ 4 we were playing Chelsea at home on the same day Man City were beating Palace.

Lots of wrongs to right tomorrow 😠.


5.) 13 Apr 2019 20:01:05
Totally agree Ron.

I bet they don’t roll over like the little girls they were against City.


6.) 15 Apr 2019 18:53:56
I feel we fans can make a big difference tomorrow. A powerful anfield atmosphere which I expect, can really set the tone and drive our boys on. It's going to be electric.


 

 

 

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05 May 2019 20:41:36
I would say it didn’t help, I put up a post questioning the decision to bring bobby on against Barcelona and got a handful of things down.

Drogie

 

 

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26 Apr 2019 23:21:15
It’s not that serious, think he’ll be fit for Wednesday.

Drogie

 

 

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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.

Drogie

 

 

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

Drogie

 

 

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22 Mar 2019 20:39:35
Enjoy Ed002!

Drogie

 

 

 

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19 May 2019 18:32:18
I wouldn’t sell City a “ virus” now.

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18 May 2019 22:17:50
One thing is for sure, the Liverpool end will be a sell out and if I can get down to the twin towers ( I wish) I’ll be going.

Drogie

 

 

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14 May 2019 19:53:22
Salah. If you do decide to move on, I’d think twice about giving your reasons on here pal 😜.

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13 May 2019 18:55:36
I think it depends on the club and where that particular club is.

Liverpool are desperate to win the league as we’ve not won it for so long. And I don’t buy into the “Premier League” status, it’s the league championship with a name change. The only difference is that the fianance related to it. It’s just like saying Chelsea haven’t won the Milk cup, Arsenal beat Liverpool to win the littlewoods cup in 87, it’s the same completion, same cup.

I.

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08 May 2019 17:37:39
Spot on as usual Ed001.

I was there last night and the ground was electric.

Drogie

{Ed001's Note - thank you for the noise you made.}