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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?


{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?


{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

‘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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02 Oct 2018 11:35:15
The squad really does have a purposeful and focused energy about it right now. Bar the league cup defeat, which could easily have been a 4-2 win we've looked powerful, controlled and hungry. Very impressed in the transformation. I understand the impatience of some who want to see our midfield purring and stroking the ball around the opposition like City but you have to see the value in our options to disrupt and give out bloody noses too. Hendo, Milner and Gini are proving their worth and whilst we may see Keita and Fabinho start to get game time I think there'll still be times when Klopp wants to disrupt the opposition with his worker bees like Milner.

PS how good is Joe Gomez looking? Still some refining to do but he's looking like some player!


1.) 02 Oct 2018 12:21:01
Agreed fpf. I'm so impressed with gomez, so cool in possession, even in his six yard box! I predict he will become one of the best cbs in the world, yes, that's world class. He is not far from it already.

2.) 02 Oct 2018 15:18:33
I have to say I wouldn't have expected Gomez to settle into CB so well. He has done exceptionally well for me. A massive tick, a bargain buy. Well done Liverpool.

3.) 02 Oct 2018 17:44:56
He is skillful too. Sends approaching forwards the wrong way by wiggling his ear, in 3 years he will be one of the best in the world. I can't believe my first reply got 3 thumbs down. I know he is still young, and not perfect but he is getting pretty close, and working with vvd will help no ends.

4.) 02 Oct 2018 18:32:49
Get him a new contract asap.

5.) 02 Oct 2018 19:57:09
Gomez and Wijnaldum so far has been the two best players imo. Never thought I would ever praise Wijnaldum lol. Has been top clsss in the holding role. Gomez benefits massively from Allison and VVD.

6.) 02 Oct 2018 20:23:22
I remember people running their mouths as to how Gomez would not be good enough to play CB cos of his mistakes at RB last season. I was never concerned. Why? I knew he was talented and had every tool needed to be a top CB. Again, Klopp played a blinder here. Gomez needed to be playing (the position did NOT matter) cos if you want him to learn the position, he has to learn by playing IN the defence itself. Carra did the same and most top CB's did as well thru the years.

Gomez is Calm, cool, composed, good in the air, great passing ability out of the back. Pace? No. Gomez does not have pace. He has blinding speed. I was taken aback as to how he bore down on Willian who was a few steps ahead of him. Gomez closed on him so quickly that even Willian seemed shocked. Now is he the finished article yet? No. Will he make mistakes? Absolutely. But that won't change my opinion of him. The kid is BOSS!

7.) 03 Oct 2018 15:37:02
Spot on brover mate. My best mate supports the mancs and I got serious abuse when I said last year to him that Gomez is a future Liverpool and England captain. He has everything to be a top centre half. Just needs to keep what he is doing and keep learning from the best cb in the league vvd.



17 Sep 2018 21:22:22
5 wins on the bounce whilst playing in 2nd gear. Gomez getting a shot at CB, Alisson and VVD transforming the backline, Milner having a purple patch, Gini looking good at no6, Fabinho not yet blooded, Keita still finding his feet and PSG Chelseax2 Napoli and City coming up next. What a time to be alive!

. meanwhile Harry has started his “we need a metronome” campaign again.


1.) 17 Sep 2018 22:20:48
It will sure be interesting to see where we are in relation to the big boys tomorrow night.
PSG will be the best team we’ve faced since Real, and they’re ambitious and confident enough to come to Anfield and have a go.
If they come to play, there’s going to be goals.

2.) 17 Sep 2018 23:55:56
no verrati is a big plus. they're a little light in the midfield. I expect LFC to play well. Wouldn't shock me at all if we are on the front foot most of the night.

3.) 18 Sep 2018 08:29:28
Liverpool at anfield will always be in the front foot. It's wether psg want to go toe to toe with us or try and save abit of dignity and not get embarrassed.

Stop living in the past, we are now the second best team for the time being in both Europe and the prem. Simple.

Have to let real and city hold both those first titles as they won th3 titles, but let's see where we are at come the end of the season!

4.) 18 Sep 2018 10:13:17
Stop living in the past, Kloppsboss, we are currently two points above Man City. Last season is over.

5.) 18 Sep 2018 17:32:51
Just to point out kloppsboss if city are the best team in the prem, then surely that makes us 3rd best team in Europe? 😉.

6.) 18 Sep 2018 20:51:38
Living in the past as in fans, not club.

How we are use to having to act or think.

We are now actually a bigger team than our ego or in fact equal to it.

How many times have we been we will win because of the badge no matter wether are team was bad. No we actually have the team fit for the badge and we can mouth off to anyone and go and back it up without a worry.



04 Sep 2018 11:24:39
Grrrr I hate international breaks. Imagine as a coaching team, meticulously preparing and planning your team's fitness, performance levels and psychological focus for a big season only to lose most of your players to meaningless international games for 2 weeks. I could perhaps understand it if it was after at least 10 league games had been played and the squads are getting to full fitness/ rhythm but after 4? What a farce!

Nevertheless, 4 wins from the first 4. I'll take that, especially with those two potential banana skins being Palace and Leicester away in there. Being positive we've won these without playing well (something we've not been able to do in the past), Joe Gomez is finally showing his ability at RCB now that he is fully fit, Alisson looks to have a massive presence in goal, the front-three are all off the mark even without them being at the top of their game and we've still yet to see the full array of the talents of Fabinho and Keita in the first XI. Very pleased with the start and not quite sure why there are any negative posts at all as points on the board during the stop-start nature (due to these two early international breaks) of the first 10 PL games is vital for a title challenge!


1.) 04 Sep 2018 11:45:36
I actually think that for once, the international break might be coming at a good time for us. Often they’ve come around when we’ve started to hit firm, this time it’s come around when our form is actually dipping, the way we’ve played the last 2 games I wouldn’t be overly confident of a trip to spurs. This time the break might just hit the reset button and allow the lads to start a fresh with a new rhythm.

2.) 04 Sep 2018 15:38:11
Always nervous about injuries during international break.
Seems like Lallana is injured once again. Hopefully not too serious and most importantly no more injuries.

3.) 04 Sep 2018 17:47:23
When is he not injured.

4.) 04 Sep 2018 18:13:18
Lfc_hopeful is on the money. We have been poor in the second half of the past two games and that trend will not even get you a point at Spurs. Now, players like Milner can get some time off to rest his legs and allow Klopp and his crew to analyse games and get fresh ideas to implement.

5.) 04 Sep 2018 18:50:50
I hate the window too, especially after world cup year. But actually, the dates have been know forever, so if a coach is meticulously planning but misses out that there is a 2 week break after round 4, then perhaps they need to relearn what meticulous means.

Also reflecting on it, I think the breaks are handy at certain points. Imagine just playing week-in week-out for 40-50 weeks. Whilst they're not "clean" breaks, I think the mental break is good and helps set the season up in chunks tht coaches can plan for.

6.) 04 Sep 2018 19:09:59
Hey we are top of the league. I'm happy. I honestly think we can stay there all season. City may regret that draw with wolves. I also think they are a lot weaker without kdb.

7.) 04 Sep 2018 20:12:55
Hopeful and BRover did you not see Spurs on Sunday? I think they should be more worried about us regardless of international breaks or our form in the last two games.

8.) 05 Sep 2018 13:35:53
Most impressive thing is that despite not being in fantastic form the last 2 games, our chances created vs chances conceded still looks good based just on what I’ve seen from the games.

Leicester we could have scored another 2-3 goals quite easily, but apart from Alissons glitch (which they scored from) and a great block from Gomez, they didn’t have a huge amount of fantastic chances despite outplaying us for decent periods of game.

I agree this break is coming at exactly the right time to reset the benchmark and sharpen up, but I also think our improved defensive resilience is no accident and Klopp seems to almost consciously be dialling our attacking instincts back a bit when we are a goal or two up to get that balance right.

I think it’s a smart move, as from the looks of things we seem to be learning how to grind out results.

9.) 05 Sep 2018 13:42:29
Real shame Lallana's hit another brick wall. As if he doesn't have enough of a hurdle to jump to get into our midfield?

10.) 05 Sep 2018 23:41:40
Someone ought to move that brick wall. Wonder if they would employ a brick wall and hurdle remover, I could also put the cones out for the throw in coach.



07 Aug 2018 14:13:43
I can't help but pinch myself when I look at our transfer business over the last 3 windows. Salah, Robbo, VVD, Keita, Fabinho, Alisson and Shaqiri. Wow. And if do we succeed in adding Fekir - an even bigger WOW.

Admittedly I have been critical of Gordon and Edwards for being naive to the business side of European football but they really have upped their game since Klopp has come in. Kudos to the both of them.

In previous years the squad was always decent in terms of quality but it was littered with error-strewn individuals. It is those errors that have played a big part in our recent failings. The recent business has gone a long way to tackle that issue.

In addition to eradicating the errors I feel this current squad has that little bit of extra arrogance to get over the line for silverware.

I really don't remember a more talented group - even Rafa's 08/ 09 squad wasn't this good. Excited for the season.


1.) 07 Aug 2018 15:21:48
Don't forget the Ox. Imo liverpool still had a fab four even after pipco left. The ox's direct running causes nightmares to any defence. He is a goal threat, can pass, has the reactions of a cat, is strong and after mo was easily our best signing of the summer. I'm so gutted that he got injured when he did Coz he was just getting better and better.



24 Jul 2018 13:33:12
Another injury for Matip. Between Gomez, Lovren and Matip we probably get one full season. They all struggle with injuries or form throughout the season. I hope that doesn’t come back to bite us. As I understand it would be very difficult to make room for another CB in the squad without outgoings.


1.) 24 Jul 2018 14:10:50
Footballers get injured. It's why we have 6 senior cbs. We're not the only club and lovren is pretty tough.

2.) 24 Jul 2018 16:42:53
I don’t think the answer to having so many injury prone players is to have 6 of them lol. Also Lovren being tough and Lovren being out injured or in poor form are mutually exclusive.

3.) 24 Jul 2018 17:26:54
You don't think the solution to having injury prone players is to have back up players fpf? I do.

4.) 24 Jul 2018 17:28:17
Ideally you want players who never get injured but it's not realistic. So you have a handful of good cbs at the club. It is the solution flypelicanfly. I think it's the only solution tbh.

5.) 24 Jul 2018 23:18:26
Having a keeper like Alison will make the defender look so much better. They will better organised and have more confidence.
Tbh I'm happy with our defence now.




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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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18 May 2018 11:38:49
Putting aside specific names, I think one thing that has changed is that we are identifying the positions to strengthen a lot better than in the past. Historically we'd be stockpiling players in positions we were already strong and ignoring the glaring weaknesses. For that reason I am much more bullish about our up and coming business.




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20 Mar 2018 10:53:15
Hmmm so reading between the lines replacing Emre, Clyne and Mignolet are priorities this summer.

Personally I think we need two central midfielders as Hendo (injuries), Milner (not a midfielder) and Gini (anonymous more often than not), Ox (not a midfielder) aren't the hub of a title-challenging team.

As for Karius, well kudos to him for re-establishing himself and being a keeper that does not lose us points. However, wouldn't a title challenger want a keeper than wins you points?




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19 Mar 2018 15:19:20
I like Ndidi and think he would be a good replacement for Emre. I would still like to see someone of Jorginho's ilk come in as well though. Someone to pull strings from deeper when needed. With Naby Keita arriving too I think those three would be an excellent mix and would allow us to take our time finding someone to replace Phil without getting desperate.





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07 Aug 2018 16:27:46
Oh I think we're all swooning over Alisson Becker!

Forgot to mention Lenglet being a good one for Barcelona and Odriozola to Real as well. Good signings.




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07 Aug 2018 16:04:13
Ed001, I think you and Ed002 have both talked up Andriy Lunin - the young keeper who chose to join Real Madrid.

Roma have done some good business. Ante Coric could be one who develops into a special player there.

Arsenal have signed a good one in Torreira but you would make a case for Fabinho being a better player.

Despite what Mr Mourinho thinks we cannot sign everyone :)


{Ed001's Note - he is extremely highly rated and we were very interested. Might prove to be a loss in the long term, but I am over the moon with Alisson.}



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25 Jul 2018 09:30:25
If you consider Keita as this summer’s signing then there’s no doubt about it - best summer window since Barnes/ Beardsley summer. Over the last 12 months we’ve needed upgrades at GK CB LB no6 and another forward. We have done all of that successfully. A massive thank you to FSG for sticking with it and learning from previous expensive mistakes. If we get Fekir then I don’t think it’ll be possible to ever match this window in terms of incoming quality.




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24 Jul 2018 16:42:53
I don’t think the answer to having so many injury prone players is to have 6 of them lol. Also Lovren being tough and Lovren being out injured or in poor form are mutually exclusive.




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17 Jun 2018 11:00:00
The recruitment of players has massively improved in the last couple of seasons. We now choose targets in positions we need and that fit a style and system.

Remember signing Adam, Carroll, Benteke, Balotelli, Allen, Downing, Mignolet etc?

I wouldn’t say our turnover of players is anywhere near as high as it was under Rodgers/ old committee.

Yes the transfer and agent fees paid are eye watering and some of the unsettling/ negotiation tactics/ illegal approaches are still areas we can improve upon.