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13 Jan 2020 17:37:48
Nat Phillips has gone back on loan to Stuttgart.

I bet it was a nice brief return for him, being part of that FA Cup win over Everton.


1.) 13 Jan 2020 20:00:06
Hello epicpotato, he has returned as you rightly say because matip, lovren and fabhino are all in contention to play against man utd sunday, jurgen said today on LFC Channel.

2.) 13 Jan 2020 21:13:26
i think we just wanted to rub it in everton's face.

{Ed025's Note - why not just enjoy liverpools success SR, instead of concentrating all your energy and bitterness on everton?

3.) 14 Jan 2020 02:20:02
Hypothetically, if we were to go on and win the FA Cup, would Phillips get a medal?

4.) 14 Jan 2020 13:18:32
Because it’s a rivalry and I can’t help myself!

5.) 14 Jan 2020 18:54:23
Ed025 not like you to bite pal.

{Ed025's Note - not really a bite dezy, i just think if i was a red everton would be the last of my worries mate..

6.) 14 Jan 2020 21:38:48
I have to agree with Ed025 only one team I care about and that's Liverpool. Sure When we are about to meet them then yes get the banter going but as soon as the game is over they are consigned to history. Its all about us lad's so enjoy it cause it's been to bloody long YNWA.

{Ed025's Note - i will have that barry mate..

7.) 17 Jan 2020 17:56:37
Everybody, and I mean everybody, looks at the rear-view mirror after having overtaken a car on a racetrack. (One by one, all the pleasures in life are being taken away, sob) .



29 Dec 2019 11:36:35
The club have confirmed that Nat Phillips return from his loan at VfB Stuttgart is only temporary.


1.) 30 Dec 2019 09:33:57
Well yes. I read somewhere that it was initially only a loan until January, so he was bound to come back home, anyways. Stuttgart have, I assume, renewed the loan. Ed002 knows best.



29 Dec 2019 10:30:03
Here's one I've never heard before.

The Sunday Express are claiming that we're interested in Lille's 20 yr old Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.

Is there any truth to it?


{Ed002's Note - Victor Osimhen (S/F) One particular Liverpool scout is pressing for the club to sign him. Barcelona have also shown an interest but they have a financial issue to solve first - he only joined in the summer and Lille will resist any January bids - and it is hard to see why the player would consider a career on the bench. Spurs have looked at him and spoken with his agent. A senior Chelsea scout has also been watching the player who could be seen as an option to their primary striker target - but their need is for January rather than the summer. There was serious interest from Arsenal when he was much younger but he opted for Wolfsburg.}

1.) 29 Dec 2019 11:34:07
Wow, thanks so much Ed002. I really didn't expect you to have THAT much insight into him.

I suspected that the newspaper were just throwing a random name out there. I also searched for his name on here and he hadn't been mentioned once.

Do you know if that particular scout has a good track record, as in, have we signed anyone he has suggested we sign before?

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to comment on individual scouts.}

2.) 29 Dec 2019 11:47:29
I read that too. Sounds like a decent player with a bit of interest in him.

3.) 29 Dec 2019 11:49:35
I understand Ed002.

Thanks as always for your insight.



16 Dec 2019 09:30:26
Hi Eds. Do we have any interest in Coventry City left back, Sam McCallum?

I've been reading that we are trying to sign him to be cover for Robertson and to eventually be his long term replacement.

A bit of a kick in the teeth to Larouci if true. thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - He has certainly been looked at by Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea but I agree that Larouci, and I would think Lewis, would be miffed if he were to come in as first choice cover. I would doubt Liverpool are looking for a long-term replacement of Robertson just yet.}

1.) 16 Dec 2019 12:33:57
Larouci looked to be pushing to be the back up LB during pre season, has he not kept up the impressive performances?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any discontent with him.}

2.) 16 Dec 2019 13:09:05
Remember we still have that Tony Gallagher as well although it's looking like he's a dud.

3.) 16 Dec 2019 13:09:03
Thanks Ed002. That's great info as always.

I guess a lot is expected of him if City and Chelsea are also sniffing. I hadn't heard of him prior to reading this rumour.

4.) 16 Dec 2019 18:55:50
He’s a very useful attacking fullback. Played very well when I saw him vs Ipswich 10 days ago.
Stands out in League 1, but not sure if he’s ready to make the jump to the top end of the PL just yet.



12 Oct 2019 18:00:33
Hi Reds.

I don't know how much to read into this but Kevin Hatchard (Apprently a Bundesliga expert) has been talking to the Liverpool Echo about Thomas Muller moving to Liverpool in January.

Muller has been finding it hard to get game time since Coutinho has been there is is looking for a move in January.

I know he's a the latter end of his playing career but he's still a very good player.

Have you heard anything Eds?


{Ed002's Note - Thomas Muller (F) is miffed because he has been on the bench but Bayern Munich will not sell him without a replacement and there is nothing to indicate that he will be available in January. Additionally, he would I assume be a Firmino replacement if he were to join.}

1.) 12 Oct 2019 21:12:27
Leave Bayern’s bench to sit on ours?

2.) 12 Oct 2019 18:52:34
Thanks for the reply Ed002.

My feeling about it when I was reading it was that he'd still be a rotation player at Liverpool, due to Firmino being so vital to the team, and therefore why move?

If Bayern wouldn't let him go without getting a replacement, then he won't likely leave in January.

Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - It seems like nonsense to me. If he moves to Liverpool it would need game time. It makes zero sense.}

3.) 13 Oct 2019 13:19:52
His form has been very poor for a long time now don’t see him getting anywhere near are first team. And if he did where would that leave Brewster.

4.) 13 Oct 2019 14:57:48
He’s been playing in midfield for Bayern too mind.




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21 Jan 2020 12:27:01
Apparently Burnley are trying to sign Middlesborough's centre half Dael Fry for £10m. Ed002 has often said that Liverpool could see him as a good young home-grown CB option.

Would Burnley's interest force our hand into trying to beat them to the signing, or would it be a case of monitoring while he's at Burnley and paying 3 or 4 times more for him if he's a success there?


1.) 21 Jan 2020 12:51:34
Dunk from Brighton would be a good home grown option instead.



27 Dec 2019 21:38:51
Boom. Matt Doherty, Never thought he was capable of that.


1.) 27 Dec 2019 21:47:36
Wolves will be brimming with confidence, we need to be wary of them Sunday. But the table doesn’t look half bad does it!

2.) 27 Dec 2019 21:50:27
Its beginning to feel a lot like christmas.

3.) 28 Dec 2019 10:54:52
I hope they are confident. Like Leicester who gave us too much space and underestimated our engine.

4.) 28 Dec 2019 12:31:58
Robbie, I blame BR for LC's setup cos he is the manager and in charge of the system and tactics. I mean, how do you play Maddison on the left (who can't track back for the life of him) hence, leaving Chilwell all by himself with Salah and TAA rampaging down that side with no help? BR was the one who gave us the space to work with and yet people are surprised they got a hiding for the ages. BR failed his team which shows that this guy is a bottler in big games this season and it showed again.



27 Dec 2019 18:47:35
What a game last night. the best I've ever seen this Liverpool play.

I was paying particular attention to Naby Keita. He was everywhere, impossible to get the ball off him; he was making great passes and really good movement, then Trent went and made it all about him. How selfish.

What a win though.


{Ed047's Note - 😂😂

1.) 27 Dec 2019 19:09:58
It was Keita's best game in a red shirt. He was brilliant. I thought Henderson was brilliant too. Of course trent was absolutely class.

2.) 27 Dec 2019 19:21:20
OP, I saw the game and mark my words, it looked like after 15 mins with the unrelenting pressure we were putting on them, the LC players looked like, "We're going to be doing this for 90 mins"? . We were that dominant. Like someone said, it was like Anthony Joshua fighting Amir Khan. Not even close to being a fair contest.



25 Dec 2019 10:23:28
Merry Christmas to all reds!

Do we know how far Gini is along in his recovery. Klopp doesn't mention him in the squad news for tomorrows game and the club has released 70 photos of yesterday's training and he doesn't appear to have been in training.

Thanks peeps. Have a great day and don't get too drunk.


{Ed002's Note - He is not listed as injured by the club.}

1.) 25 Dec 2019 10:38:19
Thanks Ed002, that's great to know. Maybe he was training away from the first team with some recovery.

Have a great day and only drink the finest of gins.

PS. Have you tried Malfy con Arancia (Blood Orange gin)? It's pretty special, even if I say so from my sub-par educated gin palate.

{Ed002's Note - I have a bottle of Whitley Neil blood orange gin somewhere around the house. I am actually off to drink champagne with friends in a few minutes and then a couple of gins at the pub. Have a good day.}

2.) 25 Dec 2019 19:15:31
Merry Christmas to all the Eds and the Reds. Have a great time now and ahead.

{Ed002's Note - And you thanks.}



15 Dec 2019 17:22:41
I don't follow Italian football, but has Bobby Duncan had anywhere near a look in yet?

If not, what was the point in him throwing his toys out of his pram?


{Ed002's Note - Doing well and proving he was right as he would not have had a chance at Liverpool.}

1.) 15 Dec 2019 17:59:58
Good riddance I say.

2.) 15 Dec 2019 17:58:55
He's only played for their U19's hasn't he Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, but they are pleased with him.}

3.) 15 Dec 2019 18:43:33
So not that well then Ed's? He was doing pretty much the same at liverpool.

{Ed002's Note - He had no future at Liverpool - none. Club policy is to buy success.}

4.) 15 Dec 2019 18:48:01
I love that club policy.

5.) 15 Dec 2019 18:58:58
If it buys us the title then its an ace policy.

6.) 15 Dec 2019 19:58:13
These cheap digs over the last two years are both dull and wrong. The policy is not to buy the league.

The policy (forced, changed or otherwise) has been to spend money made on sales. The teams that have bought the league in most recent history are Man City, Chelsea and ManUtd - all of whom could buy within reason who they wanted without having to sell players first. That is the buying the league.

But don’t let the truth get in the way of facts shall we.

7.) 15 Dec 2019 21:02:50
Agree 1jj, it is very tiresome but never stops. like a 2 year old, funny for a while but then also very irratating.

8.) 15 Dec 2019 21:25:12
I agree with that JJ although I think what Ed2 revels in is that interview when Klopp said something like he’d quit rather than pay stupid money for players (can’t remember the exact quote) .
We did spend a lot on VVD and Ali in particular and Keita and Fabinho but would we have done so if we hadn’t sold Coutinho? Plus that was followed by us signing no big players last summer to balance the books.
If you compare that to City they can buy Laporte, Walker, Rodri, Bernardo, Mahrez, Mendy without sacrificing any of their other main players. If all things were equal City would’ve had to sell De Bruyne or Aguero to enable them to sign those players.
That for me, is the difference between buying the league and using your existing assets to generate the funds to improve the squad enough to win the league.

9.) 15 Dec 2019 21:33:54
Your missing the point. I was 24 the last time we won the league and i know exactly what i was doing and where i was. I did not think i would have to wait another 29 yrs. So if we buy it great, if we fluke it great, if we win it with 10 games to go and are down to 2 fit first teamers great. I don't care. Spend, spend, spend i say.

10.) 15 Dec 2019 22:38:11
He was well thought of and doing well here. He would've been playing u23s with us and probably played in 3 first team games this season including starting the game tomorrow for us. Instead he had a paddy, got got way more money, moved to a nice place, and plays u19s football for a tinpot club. With less chances than he would've already had by now if hed had patience and humility.

11.) 15 Dec 2019 23:36:56
Well said Jezza Kyle. He had already played a few times for u23s last season. And made a few appearances for 1st team in pre season also. Good riddance! He never played the last 6 months at city, before he joined us so has history of certain behaviors. The lad Galatzi was the better of the 2 for u19s. Nut he picked up bad knee injury in 1st pre season game unfortunately.

12.) 15 Dec 2019 23:39:25
I think under Klopp are net spend is about £70m in this day and age success comes cheap with Klopp. hahaha.

13.) 15 Dec 2019 23:03:28
In this case Ed002 seems to be absolutely right. Our club does not want to jeapordise the chance of winning the trophies by playing the youngsters. If Brewster can't get a game, and having seen his chances become even more reduced by the imminent Minamino signing, what chance would Duncan have had at any game time with us? Yes he acted as an idiot with the bullying claims but that doesn't falsify any fears he or any youngster at the club has over not having a proper chance at winning a place in the squad.

It's tough for youngsters to break into a title challenging teams. Trent was the last player to get a chance with us and that was over 2 years ago. And he only got a chance because he was exceptional and Clyne and other RB options were inept.

Duncan did the right thing by leaving. It's just a shame he didn't leave in an amicable manner. The vitriol from the fans toward him is unwarranted.

14.) 16 Dec 2019 04:52:30
Though I agree with the sentiments about 002's comments, there's no point talking money with him. You'll quote figures about net spend and he'll rightly point out that we're just looking at headline figures that are often incorrect. He'll then go on to detail the actual figures and we all end up looking like muppets :)

15.) 16 Dec 2019 05:33:36
It’s just banter! And Ed02 is the master of it. Stop taking it all so personally.

16.) 16 Dec 2019 07:14:30
Exactly stone, exactly.

17.) 16 Dec 2019 09:50:34
Gomez and Alexander-Arnold never got a chance either or Curtis Jones.

Bobby duncan has played 8 times for Fiorentina kids and scored 3 goals, 0 assists, 1 yellow card, 1 red card and has been subbed in 6 of those 8 matches and has not scored in 6 of those 8 matches either.
So he's not doing that well is he.

18.) 16 Dec 2019 09:52:04
Sorry but I felt for him. He didn't want to disrespect Liverpool. Its was his agent. He simply wanted to play. As ed02 pointed out, he would have been behind Brewster.

I like the Gerrard connection. The lad has scored a crazy amount of goals where ever he's played. I'd have like to had kept him.

19.) 16 Dec 2019 11:26:22
Sorry Stoneage banter goes 2 ways. I love banter as much as anyone and ED25 is A great example of that.

{Ed025's Note - cheers mate..




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19 Jan 2020 19:03:21
Riomazy. Koulibaly's very much preferred position is the left sided centre-back. The same as Van Dijk. Van Dijk is the better player. Add all these up and you'll reach an conclusion of "it won't happen".




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08 Jan 2020 20:37:00
A national newspaper has published the wages of Liverpool players, and I think most would agree that Gini is being paid quite a low figure (£3.9 million per anum according to the paper) considering that he's often a key part of the midfield.




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08 Jan 2020 20:20:43
An agreement will surely be reached with Gini. A recent article about our squad wages has him as one of our lowest earners in the first team squad. I guess it's all going to come down to negotiating a wage that both we and he are happy with.




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02 Jan 2020 19:04:16
Beckers, I'm sure African players place less importance on Mediterranean sunshine, than say, Scandinavian or other Western Europeans.




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31 Dec 2019 21:16:21
I've seen this rumour too. He'd obviously be a great signing if Lovren left at the end of the season, but would he want to compete in a four way competition between VVD, Gomez, Matip and him?

He'd no doubt improve our options but for that money, is he better than Gomez, and if slightly so, would you want to spend that amount of money to put another young player to block or hinder Gomez's career.

Call me patriotic, but I want to see Gomez become the best English defender for a long time.





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18 Jan 2020 20:36:53
Robbiesline. Arteta was too good for Everton back then, but they did sign him from Rangers, if I remember correctly. Everton were just a stepping stone for him.




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18 Jan 2020 18:35:19
More recently;

Neves and Moutinho when they signed for Wolves, Max Meyer when he signed for Palace (although he hasn't been as successful as I thought he would be) .

Paul Pogba signed for Man United when they were in a terrible state, and it's quite clear that he really regrets that decision.

Longer ago, Jay Jay Okocha and Ivan Campo for Bolton stands out for me. As well as Juninho, Middlesborough also signed Ravanelli and Mendieta who were both fantastic players. Robinho for Man City when they were quite a poor side, but we all know the story there that he thought he was actually signing for Man United, haha.




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18 Jan 2020 16:20:53
I'd definitely go for Gerrard, Alonso and Masch. That is the better midfield and had they had the quality in front of them and behind them as this team does, they would have won the league several times.




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16 Jan 2020 19:07:52
Whether he'll still be with us or not, Brewster will also be a year older. If he lives up to what is expected of him, it'll be his time to shine and stake a claim for his place in the team.




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13 Jan 2020 17:57:50
Thanks Ed001,

I saw the story earlier about the Malaga coach getting fired over a distasteful video on social media. Does anyone know the nature of this video?

It just seems a really strange state of affairs.