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03 May 2020 13:52:21
Hope everyone is keeping safe and save during the lockdown.

Eds - has there been any development with regards to left back? Are we looking to give Larouci and Lewis more opportunities or do we have a different plan?

FlyPelicanFly

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any efforts to sign another left back but with the youngsters you mention and James Milner signing a new contract and Joe Gomez being fit, there should be plenty of cover available already.}


1.) 03 May 2020 15:32:49
Cheers Ed. Appreciate the swift answer.

There was interest in a young French left back from PSG I think. Has that interest ended?

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware - I have no idea who you mean.}


2.) 03 May 2020 16:36:38
Sorry it was Toulouse. Mathieu Goncalves.

{Ed002's Note - Someone has been teasing you - this was dealt with months ago.}


3.) 03 May 2020 21:43:01
Let the young players compete for the role. Need to look at ways of saving money.


 

 

02 Oct 2018 13:10:26
Did someone say transfers?!?

Eds, after our significant spend in the summer and lack of outgoings do you expect to see only outgoings in January?

And in terms of next summer, what areas do you expect us to look to strengthen/ update?

FlyPelicanFly

{Ed002's Note - I cannot predict the timing of transfers but across the board there does seem to be a swell of clubs looking to do business in January, but I am not so sure Liverpool are one of those. Regardless, the club has looked at Ruben Dias - the Benfica CB - on several occasions and watched him in a national game against Croatia in September, but with Gomez emerging it would make little sense for the player to move somewhere he will be no more than noise in the squad. As I have said already, the club has returned to watch Diego Laxalt (LM) - and that makes sense as the club could do with adding a specialist player there. What makes less sense is the club considering someone for CM at this time with the surprising interest in Aaron Ramsey and the club taking a look at Nicolo Barella (who looks to be heading elsewhere). Obviously scouts will continue to attend games and report back on players, and I suspect interest in the Mexican kiddie Diego Lainez (LW).}


1.) 02 Oct 2018 16:03:05
Well Ed002 I can hardly be classed as your biggest fan (I highly doubt you lose any sleep over that) but can I just say your last few replies have been a joy to read! Long may it continue!

{Ed002's Note - You are very sweet.}


2.) 02 Oct 2018 17:05:14
Wow thanks Ed! What a response. I thought Laxalt was one of Uruguay's best performers (along with Bentancur and Cavani) in the summer. Agree on the Ramsey and Dias links lacking sense. As for Lainez, will look him up! Thanks again!


3.) 02 Oct 2018 17:26:15
Thank you very much for this information Ed, it is most appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


4.) 02 Oct 2018 19:18:40
Thanks a lot Ed002. As always your information is highly appreciated. Don't know where the site would be without you.

{Ed002's Note - Too kind.}


5.) 02 Oct 2018 20:18:07
See how nice Ed002 is when he’s not asked silly questions all the time! That said I bet some have been filtered out. 😂.


6.) 03 Oct 2018 00:27:05
Laxalt is primarily a left mid but can play left back right? Can see him in for Moreno?

{Ed002's Note - No, he played LB in the World Cup but that would not be what the club are interested in.}


7.) 03 Oct 2018 12:34:12
Not that it means much nowadays, but hasn't Laxalt literally just signed for Milan in the summer?


8.) 03 Oct 2018 13:53:07
Thanks very much for those pieces of info ed, they’re very much appreciated.


 

 

08 Jan 2018 11:24:18
Do we genuinely have interest in Alisson?

FlyPelicanFly

{Ed002's Note - Roma has admitted an approach from one side (not Liverpool) and they know of interest of others - which may well include Liverpool, but certainly includes barcelona.}


1.) 08 Jan 2018 12:12:02
Thanks Ed. He looks like a very very good keeper. Hope we’re interested.

{Ed002's Note - I think there is interest and certainly he is well thought of having previously been of interest to the Manchester sides and Juve.}


2.) 08 Jan 2018 12:31:31
Would be a good shout. He’s big, agile and commands his area well. He is keeping Ederson out of the Brazil team so he is no mug.


3.) 08 Jan 2018 13:11:48
ed has said they have no need to sell now cl to play for and last 16 they are not stupid what team sell a key player mid season whith no replace.


4.) 08 Jan 2018 12:48:04
What are Barcas plans for ter stegan Ed? Would be difficult to keep 2 first choice keepers happy.

{Ed002's Note - This is the Liverpool page Den.}


5.) 08 Jan 2018 13:38:27
Even as a summer target, a good choice.


6.) 08 Jan 2018 14:20:11
If we're going to make a real challenge next year we've got to be in for a quality keeper. I'd add to that a new CB to play with VvD, a creative type midfielder to replace little Phil (you all know the options by now), another midfield pivot to play alongside Keita and another striker - we'd look a little short up top if we had long term injuries. So 5 1st team additions - good enough to go straight in the team.

I'm assuming 1 or 2 of our current keepers will be allowed to find new clubs (Migs and Bogdan? ) + Can (shame - always liked his endeavour) and Sturridge. Possibly Wijnaldum and Ings may also be considered surplus + 1 of Lovren or Matip.

Obviously there may also be others leaving which I assume will help with FFP and getting those 5 new faces in.

Here's hoping. Either way I trust Klopp to do what he can with the tools at his disposal. I just won't understand it if he doesn't prioritise a new keeper. C'mon Jurgen - you played centre half - you must know the significance of a quality, organising, brave keeper? Makes the whole back line better.


7.) 08 Jan 2018 14:27:10
I still think we’ve missed a chance with Ward. Question for the Ed’s, I know it has been said on here that Ward isn’t happy and wants to go somewhere where he will play, but do you know what the view of him at the club is? Do the coaches rate him as a potential EPL keeper? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Well it seems Klopp has apparently told him he will be number one in the future. But I suspect he was fibbing. Typically clubs will use older experienced goalkeepers as third choice and have them giving advice and working with the youth and younger goalkeepers - but that is not how it works at Liverpool.

He is third choice right now and needs to look to move on in the summer.}


8.) 08 Jan 2018 14:31:08
Danny.

‘ed has said they have no need to sell now cl to play for and last 16 they are not stupid what team sell a key player mid season whith no replace. ’

Ummm. Liverpool and Coutinho? ;) just joking but your post made me chuckle.


9.) 08 Jan 2018 14:45:47
I think that was the point SGR!


10.) 08 Jan 2018 15:06:58
Thanks Ed002, big shame about him not getting that chance. Out of interest is there a deliberate policy of 3 relatively younger keepers or just how it has worked out?

{Ed002's Note - I think you will find two of Liverpool's four registered PL GKs are around 30.}


11.) 08 Jan 2018 15:32:20
Hope you’re well Ed.

I have heard a rumour from a deep source that Klopp wasn’t fibbing to Ward, but it’s actually the players attitude since arriving back at the club that has cost him a first team place, or at least a shot at it. Not sure how true this is though.

{Ed002's Note - So why would Klopp tell him he will be number one? His attitude probably relates to a very good loan being destroyed by Klopp (who then didn't play him) and the a season long loan being rejected by Klopp (who then didn't play him). Klopp then tells him he is number 3 (so the chance to sit on the bench in the League Cup) and then Klopp tells him he will be number one in the future. There appears to be a trend here.}


12.) 08 Jan 2018 15:39:19
Ward, Bogdan and Mingolet all need to leave for various reasons. Obviously not all at once.

Wish Ward well he will be a top keeper.


13.) 08 Jan 2018 15:53:44
I don't like what Klopp's done with Ward, but he could fix the situation by playing the lad. I mean, it's not like Mignolet or Karius have set the world alight here. Sure, throwing him in at the deep end wouldn't be fair, but he at least deserves a start somewhere.

{Ed002's Note - He deserved to stay in Scotland and then deserved time playing for the first team at Huddersfield. I don't think he will get the chance at Liverpool Amerigo.}


14.) 08 Jan 2018 15:55:14
A fair point well presented Ed. A shame as the boy has definitely played well during his loan spells.

Are you going to promise me a starting position in the charity match and then bench me instead.?

{Ed002's Note - I need to get on to that - I am running around for other reasons for a few days but at the end of the week I will be on to it. Or my PA will.}


15.) 08 Jan 2018 17:11:16
Says something that Mignolet is so far from where you expect an experienced keeper to be that I’d forgotten he is is almost 30 already.


16.) 09 Jan 2018 17:25:20
Was obvious from the start the decision on Ward was a poor one, he could have played a full prem season with huddersfield (and a starting position in prem is a very rare opportunity for a young keeper) .

If he’d performed we could bring him back in the summer as no.1 with a full year of experience and prem tested, as it is we have no idea if he can cope. Feel very sorry for the lad.


 

 

 

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09 Mar 2020 11:24:54
Nice to be back to winning ways.

I’d like to see us go with a different formation on Wednesday. Atletico will be looking to block the passing channels in the wide thirds so I’d be tempted to go 4231 with either Minamino or Naby offering something extra through the centre/ between the lines.

With Fabinho struggling for form and Hendo possibly available a double pivot of Gini-Hendo.

Might be a risk but we aren’t exactly clicking right now so why not?

FlyPelicanFly

1.) 09 Mar 2020 11:35:42
I’d go Minamino over naby.


2.) 09 Mar 2020 13:34:27
I don't think such a gung-ho formation is needed with only be 1 down give a goal away would make things a whole lot harder. Just keep to are game plan keep calm and am sure with the anfield crowd behind us and the ref not giving them fouls every time they fall over everything will be fine.


 

 

02 Mar 2020 12:21:43
Ed001, without nit picking, do you think there is anything that can done about this lack of rhythm issue? Whilst it is probably not going to be material for our PL campaign this year given the lead we have, it was keenly felt last year in that spate of flat draws last season. I have seen a similar issue even when we have only 7 days between games which baffles me to be honest.

FlyPelicanFly

{Ed001's Note - there is not a lot that can be done, which is why no team has ever won every game. You have dips, it is just the way it is with human beings.}


1.) 02 Mar 2020 16:15:15
Spot on, Ed01.

{Ed001's Note - thanks.}


 

 

20 Jan 2020 09:50:02
We keep delivering. The way the team adapt to the opposition just shows how far we have come. I sit there wondering what we’re doing and then by the end I feel sheepish about even daring to question them.

One thing that is obvious though. Rhythm seems to be really important to us. We seems to play our best football when we play every 3 days. It seems an 8 day break without a game does effect us. Any observations on that Ed?

FlyPelicanFly

{Ed001's Note - I think that is the same with all teams. A week between is too much for the fluidity to be maintained. Players just want to play games, not train. That is why we talk about match sharpness, it only comes by playing regularly.}


1.) 20 Jan 2020 10:22:57
It does seem to be, to me at least, that it’s more apparent to the way this team plays. I’m kind of expecting a stronger performance on Thu, just because we have less days inbetween games.


2.) 20 Jan 2020 15:05:33
I can't see a team in Europe beating us over 2 legs, wolves on Thursday I think will give us a real game, I'd happily take a point and march on.


3.) 20 Jan 2020 16:04:47
Agreed swift kop. I don't see anyone coming away from anfield with a goal, let alone a win.

Is it possible for us to face city in the final? Imagine that for a final. League is in the bad (by then) and to take their chance of european glory would be sweet, as well as getting no 7.


4.) 20 Jan 2020 19:35:09
I think rhythm is very important with our boys as well esp. with Mo Salah. He seems to be the type of player who simply needs to be playing all the time to stay fit and many of our boys are either like that or become like that. Also, we should not underestimate the great work the medical and Sports Science staff at the club are doing.

As for meeting City in the final, I personally prefer Real MAdrid cos they are the only big team we ha ve not pummeled in Europe under Klopp. Apart from them, EVERY Top/ Big club have felt the full fury of Klopp's Reds since he arrived.


5.) 21 Jan 2020 00:35:55
OP I completely agree, we've always been on fire during December and Xmas busy periods and we've often struggled following training camps or with a week or 2 break. The 3 week break before CL final I felt led to the rusty performance.


 

 

10 Jun 2019 19:15:34
Still perched on cloud 9 at the moment after winning no6!

Big thanks to the Eds for tolerating us this season. It’s been intense from the very first kick last August.

Re signings this summer, it’s not an easy job to upgrade the first team but there’s definitely room for fullback cover, wide forward cover and a no10. With Naby and Ox back and the emergence of Rhian Brewster I’m already psyched about next season.

I like the sound of who we are being linked with - Fernandes, Pepe, Llorente, Mazraoui and a backup GK would be an outstanding summer. However I wouldn’t be surprised to be surprised with a signing out of left field and something tells me the Fekir story might not be over.

Most relaxed I’ve been for a summer window since I can remember.

FlyPelicanFly

1.) 10 Jun 2019 19:43:30
I feel the fekir type player might be changed to wide forward, last season klopp really tried to work that 4231. I'd imagine fekir was suited to that, I'd be surprised if he attempted that again and a winger instead be more suited to our 3 in attack.


 

 

02 Jun 2019 00:44:06
Proud of the team, squad, staff and club! What an achievement. We are European royalty and I think there’s more yet to come in this chapter! YNWA.

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03 May 2020 16:36:38
Sorry it was Toulouse. Mathieu Goncalves.

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03 May 2020 15:32:49
Cheers Ed. Appreciate the swift answer.

There was interest in a young French left back from PSG I think. Has that interest ended?

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04 Jan 2019 15:08:16
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02 Oct 2018 17:05:14
Wow thanks Ed! What a response. I thought Laxalt was one of Uruguay's best performers (along with Bentancur and Cavani) in the summer. Agree on the Ramsey and Dias links lacking sense. As for Lainez, will look him up! Thanks again!

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15 Jul 2018 14:50:29
Lol at the reverse psychology. Poor old Liverpool resigned to having to go for Navas whilst the uber rich West Londoners get Alisson.

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24 Jan 2020 10:22:52
I thought we played well and had we taken another chance or two we’d have been out of sight. Wolves are a really good side who use the entire pitch (a slow pitch btw) well. It’s always going to be difficult there. We clearly had a plan that was working and then we got a bit disjointed after Mane went off but then controlled the game again after Fabinho came on.

Other than Robbo having a shaky 10 mins vs Traore we did really well.

This team has so much character and the gears to overcome obstacles like no other i've seen.

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20 Jan 2020 10:22:57
It does seem to be, to me at least, that it’s more apparent to the way this team plays. I’m kind of expecting a stronger performance on Thu, just because we have less days inbetween games.

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03 Jan 2020 21:14:37
Agree that it’s very difficult to improve this team. Squad wise I would say we struggle for cover at fullback. But then who can cover the best playmaking fullbacks in the world? I like the look of the Norwich lads - Lewis and Aarons - but how often would they play? Sessegnon and Firpo were two linked previously and the logic was they could play multiple positions which makes sense. But alas they’ve moved elsewhere. A few people are talking about this QPR kid called Eberechi Eze but I cannot say I’ve seen him.

The Minamino and Elliott signings offer promise and cover for our front line. I honestly didn’t realise Elliott was this good. I wonder if he’s going to be knocking on the door before too long. Of course if we’re playing fantasy football then adding another speed merchant like Chukuweze, Bailey, Sancho or Werner might be an idea.

In midfield, you can’t fault the guys we play there. And Curtis looks like he’s got the tenacity and talent to break into the team in the future. However if you are playing fantasy football again you could look to Saul, Havertz and Auoar.

At CB, I’d say we have the best partnership around in VVD and Gomez. And I think Hoever is a star in the making. Matip provides decent cover so maybe replacing Lovren is the obvious move. Upamecano, Dias, Gimenez would be great but also unlikely. Hearing good things about Ben White from Leeds so perhaps a possibility there.

FPF.

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12 Jun 2019 08:05:04
If we’re talking about needing perfect seasons to best City then we can’t afford Lovren’s odd bad days anymore. The City away game comes to mind. Good guy, too highly strung for us to rely on.

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13 May 2019 12:33:15
You could argue that not being in the domestic cup competitions has helped us chase the two big prizes this season. I think in general Klopp and backroom team have managed the workload well this season. The only small issue was the lost rhythm after the two warm weather breaks. But those breaks might be what helped us with a run in filled with emotional late winners.

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