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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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09 Jan 2019 10:59:59
I was really impressed with Ki Jana Hoever. The kid looks to have the raw ingredients to be a top centrehalf in the future. Can’t believe he’s 16! Wow.

On a different note, whilst 4 senior centrehalves is a sensible number the injury track record of Lovren, Matip and Gomez suggests that the 4 is probably more like 3.

For that reason I think we went into the season a CB short. Perhaps the fewer games in January will be a blessing so we can get Joe and Joel fit and ready for the rest of the season.


1.) 09 Jan 2019 12:10:10
I think it’s easy to say we are a CB short when three are injured. Let’s say we bought a quality CB in the summer for £25M. Fast forward to January and that guy isn’t getting a look in because Joe and VVD are killing it and are injury free. Instead, we could have Mane and Firmino injured, and then the same folks would be raging on about how we should have signed a CF and not a CB.
Hindsight is fantastic mate, but don’t think you as a coach go into planning your squad assuming three CBs would get injured and none of the forwards would, irrespective of their past injury record.

2.) 09 Jan 2019 12:16:40
I don’t think it’s hindsight. The collective injury record of the centrehalves was highlighted during the summer - the fact is Matip Gomez Lovren and Klavan haven’t strung together 10-15 games without injury. You might not be able to plan for injuries but you can use injury records to mitigate your future risks.

3.) 09 Jan 2019 12:39:22
Perfect. So let's expand squad sizes to 33. 👍.

4.) 09 Jan 2019 12:53:13
No just replace Lovren and Matip with decent cover that don't have a history of being injured as often.

5.) 09 Jan 2019 13:29:49
It only takes one injury though and you can go from ‘bullet-proof’ to ‘sick-note’

I think we’ve just been unlucky with injuries to central defenders.
I would look to replace at least one of Matip or Lovren with someone experienced who can share the load with Gomez and also help him develop. Alderweireld would have been ideal.

We need better options at full back too IMO.

6.) 09 Jan 2019 14:36:19
Hear that Hyppia is available on a free?

7.) 09 Jan 2019 15:06:23
Just read a piece that cited Huth, Cahill, Wolschied and Florentin Pogba as the best available options.

Jesus Christ. Let's just play Klopp alongside Virgil.

8.) 09 Jan 2019 15:20:17
Surely you're exaggerating, MK. Aren't they all close to retirement, they weren't even good in their prime.
Who in their right mind would right such an article? It was probably a satirical piece.

9.) 09 Jan 2019 15:30:40
Nope. Seriously. Still on newsnow latest news I think! Something about 3-5-1-1.

10.) 09 Jan 2019 16:05:21
I actually don't think Cahill is that bad and could - if our CB injuries were more long term in nature - do a decent job. He has a good list of honours to his name which a lot of our players don't and that winning experience can be invaluable at the later end of a season.

11.) 09 Jan 2019 16:58:44
Still don't think impact bone breaks count as injury prone.

Repeated soft tissue tears, sprains ect alla Lovern is injury prone for me.

12.) 09 Jan 2019 17:03:27
Cahill is so bad he can't get in the team ahead of David Luiz. He's also only ever been any good in a really deep line with John Terry alongside him.

I'd rather play with one centre back. He'd just get in Virgils way 😂.

13.) 09 Jan 2019 20:09:51
Idontlooklikeklopp, since we signed him, in which season has Gomez not missed a minimum of a month with an injury?

The answer is none.

He’s a terrific talent, but his injury record is not great, regardless of the type of injury. For me it’s down to him playing too many games because he has to cover RB and is rarely rested. When players are tired they are more likely to get injured so we need to get a new RB in ASAP to allow Gomez to focus solely on CB. We also need to replace Matip or Lovren with someone who can properly rotate with Gomez and VVD so we can rest them and give them proper competition.

14.) 09 Jan 2019 20:11:21
Pavard would have been ideal but he is off to Bayern. what's everyones opinions on bringing back Coady? For me he has grown into a fine player, a leader, liverpool through and through and would fit into a team playing a high line who plays out from the back.

{Ed002's Note - There was zero interest in Pavard and slightly less in Coady.}

15.) 10 Jan 2019 07:54:08
Well perhaps Cahill can just come and display his medal collection to show our players what it's like to actually win something then MK?

16.) 10 Jan 2019 10:39:20
Yeah sure johnny. Get him to bring Gabriel Obertan, Ben Haim, Djimi Traore and Bojan Krkic with him.

Come on mate. Medals mean nothing when it comes to judging an individual's ability. Last time Cahill was anything like a regular he had Terry on his left, Ivanovic on his right and a prime Matic in front of him, whilst playing in a seriously deep backline in a Mourinho side, just smashing long balls up to Diego Costa.

No way could he play in a higher line where he'd be asked to play possession based football. He's not had a good game since the 2014/ 15 season. It's all opinions I guess, but I think nostalgia is rose tinted sometimes.



27 Dec 2018 17:06:45
Merry Xmas folks! What a great start to the season. Let’s push on in 2019.

Ed, you mentioned that we may need to replace 2 midfielders - I assume Lallana and Milly - wouldn’t Keita be seen as the Lallana replacement and the Ox as Milners? And do you think Curtis Jones and Ben Woodburn have enough talent to step up?


{Ed001's Note - Keita was to strengthen the team and Ox the same. You don't just let people go without bringing someone in mate.

Jones might well have, he is getting a few rave reviews I hear. Woodburn has the talent but he is a long way away from what is needed.}

1.) 27 Dec 2018 19:08:08
What’s your opinion on Laxsalt Ed001? Do you think he would fit in well with our style mate and could he well be an option in January or summer?

{Ed001's Note - he impressed me, would be a useful signing I think as he could also act as cover for Robbo. Has pace, good technique and works hard. I know we are interested but I am not expecting much to happen for us in January, though it depends on outs really.}

2.) 27 Dec 2018 19:26:35
I really doubt that Milan would let Laxalt leave in January.

3.) 27 Dec 2018 19:35:25
Want him so bad, and his hair is daft enough for us, stood out for me in the World Cup.

4.) 27 Dec 2018 19:25:18
Ok mate cheers for that, have a good evening Ed.

{Ed001's Note - it is late here mate, if only I could get the old folks off the karaoke I would be asleep already!}

5.) 27 Dec 2018 19:57:10
Don’t lie eds we all know your up there singing B52 “love shack”😂😂.

{Ed001's Note - that is Ed025's jam mate, if that comes on there is nobody else getting near the mic! As for me I refuse to partake when the machine does not have You'll Never Walk Alone. Only song I know the words to.}

6.) 27 Dec 2018 20:09:47
Lol, sounds like your having a good bash mate enjoy. Appreciate you replying to our posts mate at Xmas when you have family around.

7.) 28 Dec 2018 02:52:49
Hope you had a good night Ed mate.

{Ed001's Note - paying for it now and I don't even drink, so Fowler alone knows what the rest of em will be like when they wake!}

8.) 28 Dec 2018 06:28:34
Laxalt would be our answer to Pogba. Every top team needs someone with wild hair.



04 Nov 2018 19:16:38
I would say I am more than happy with our points haul so far this season and absolutely chuffed with how good VVD and Gomez look as a pair. My only concern is that we just aren't yet firing and whilst it is perfectly ok at the moment there's a paranoia setting in about it not clicking. Those are the scars our fanbase bear after many false dawns. Looking at it in the cold light of day there's absolutely no way a midfield with Fabinho, Keita, Gini, Henderson, Milner and an attack with Mane, Salah, Firmino, Studge and Shaqiri will not fire! We are of course missing that no10 and I have no doubt we'll be looking at that in the next windows but for now we have enough to beat most teams in the PL with what we have. Keep believing guys.


1.) 04 Nov 2018 19:28:48
You are right until we bring in that piece of creativity in January we should revert to high press! This team is built for that system!

2.) 04 Nov 2018 19:44:15
Is fillet weld Harry's new name?

{Ed025's Note - your not known as "parker of the yard" for no reason mate.. :)

3.) 04 Nov 2018 20:33:42
Harry should only be allowed post under the name "Simplicio" from now on.

{Ed025's Note - a bit harsh that SR..

4.) 04 Nov 2018 21:28:51
Harry, I do agree with you to a certain extent, but Klopp and the medical team obviously think it is not possible to sustain that style of play throughout the season.
They are playing a more pragmatic system, but this team definitely needs a creative player to help out the front 3, they cannot keep doing it on their own. I would like to see Shaqiri play more often.

5.) 04 Nov 2018 21:35:51
Spot on, OP. Happy with where we are which is 11 points better than where we were last season at the same stage. We need to do better in midfield esp. BUT also in attack cos we create enuff chances to outright win games but are not taking enuff of them. Keita is a huge miss and hopefully, he can get up to speed in a timely manner. As for Jan, I would not hold my breathe on anyone coming in IMO, cos a) I don't know of any team that would sell you their no. 10 and b) Klopp may not bother esp. if he cannot find anyone suitable to what he wants. On to Fulham.

6.) 05 Nov 2018 14:17:28
its just the midfield, last season we had the ox or continho in midfield, lallana should have least got a start yesterday, even shaquiri, half our midfield missing and they still didn't play. We were too afraid to play attacking. that's the story of this season. klopp has played a boring midfield more often than not. Shaquiri has been great and deserved to start. fabinho was not needed for that game at all.



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.




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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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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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09 Jan 2019 19:01:08
Lozano for me. He’s got a bit of that Uruguayan that shall not be mentioned here about him.




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09 Jan 2019 12:16:40
I don’t think it’s hindsight. The collective injury record of the centrehalves was highlighted during the summer - the fact is Matip Gomez Lovren and Klavan haven’t strung together 10-15 games without injury. You might not be able to plan for injuries but you can use injury records to mitigate your future risks.




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03 Jan 2019 10:31:24
I’d say we’re on right track but as always there’s much more to be done. On the plus side we have a manager players want to play for and who is capable of embracing and leveraging the emotional energy of the club whilst simultaneously freeing the players from the burden of history. We also have had a few very successful recruitment windows thanks to Gordon, Edwards and Klopp working together more cohesively. I can only put this down to Gordon and Edwards learning from previous errors.

The sponsorship deals still look a bit average but we’ll have to give Peter Moore a chance to change that.

The stadium has improved without affecting the atmosphere. There’s still a bit more to be done there.

Reading between the lines here I get the feeling that Henry, Gordon, Edwards and Klopp are not well liked across Europe for various reasons. Whether this is a problem really depends on where football is heading and whether the club is losing opportunities. Clearly recruitment is big business and there’s a whole level of brinkmanship that we fans do not see. In other industries Americans and Europeans do business and negotiations quite differently. Perhaps that is part of the issue.




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31 Dec 2018 14:00:45
Whilst I agree he left us in a very unclassy way I disagree that he wouldn’t suit our style. I agree that he doesn’t suit the direct style we had last season but we now play different styles even with the same game so I’ve no doubt he’d be effective.

I suspect it’s a moot point as Klopp wouldn’t be forgiving of the personal attacks that were engineered by Phil’s people last winter and secondly we couldn’t afford what Barcelona would want.




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31 Dec 2018 12:53:25
Other than PSG including him in a swap deal or City looking for a D Silva replacement I don’t see who could possibly afford Coutinho.