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18 May 2016 01:54:56
Eds, any legs to the rumour that Liverpool are looking at M'Baye Niang as part of the deal for Balo? He can play wide so might fit with the club looking at wide players. This might also be journo's putting 2 +2 together.

If there is interest, what do you think of him as a player?

Gibbs

{Ed002's Note - M'Baye Niang has become a bit of an enigma with enquiries for the player from Marseille, who would have liked a loan, West Ham and Udinese last summer and an offer from Leicester in January all falling on deaf ears. Right now the player seems content to get back to full fitness and is by all accounts looking forward to next season with Milan. There has been sustained interest from Stoke City this season - but obviously is has been out recovering for most of it.

As a player? Always seen to be the new Balotelli.}


1.) 18 May 2016 08:40:39
Thanks Ed002 for your reply, if by 'seen to be the new Balotelli' you mean his temperament and attitude then please let this be a false rumour!

Quick good luck to the boys tonight, i'm confident.

{Ed002's Note - No, his style of play.}


2.) 18 May 2016 12:36:48
Eh? Balotelli has a style of play?

{Ed002's Note - He was always known as "the new Paul Furlong".}


3.) 18 May 2016 19:31:36
I hear he's got a bit of background aggro like Balotelli.


 

 

17 May 2016 01:28:45
Eds, can I ask a question about goalkeepers and the first team squad.

With it looking like Karius is close to coming in and the likelihood he is here to push Migs, so Migs is staying. Bogdan gone. Where does that leave Danny Ward? He is the same age as Karius, so i'm assuming that Klopp doesn't rate him as good enough to push for no.1 OR, is it good practise to have 3 GK's all capable of pushing for no.1 spot - and all will be told this, hopefully improving the performance week in week out.

Alternatively, do you see another loan for Ward?

Thanks as always - hard to believe how insightful this page is!

Gibbs

{Ed001's Note - I believe they want another loan for Ward.}


1.) 17 May 2016 07:43:23
I've heard he's already been lined up to go to Huddersfield for the season on loan with a recall option. Should be a good move for all parties.


2.) 17 May 2016 08:31:08
Ed do you think Karius will be straight in as number 1 or is it looking likely Mignolet will stay first choice.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know.}


3.) 17 May 2016 09:13:26
We will be in the Champion's League, so I expect they will both be given games and a chance to stake their claim as Number 1. I haven't seen much of Karius, but if he wins that battle with Migs then the Belgian will be let go next summer, just as Ward comes back from a season as Number 1 in the Championship.


4.) 17 May 2016 10:48:26
Jurgen meister if we lose tomorrow you will have some raw egg on that face of yours mate. Don't get ahead of yourself, it's 90 mins of football and we don't know which Liverpool will turn up. One thing I've learned this season is be prepared for anything.


5.) 17 May 2016 11:50:11
With Dortmund as well as with Mainz, Klopp used to bring in a new player only to gradually replace the one he is in competition with.
Weidenfeller was replaced slowly, so I could imagine Migs being gradually replaced by Karius.
Now with our big squad I don't know if he'll do the same here.


6.) 17 May 2016 11:57:14
Kman, my friend, I have chosen to only think in terms of Liverpool winning tomorrow. I can't entertain thoughts of losing or anxiety may get the better of me. Klopp has already made me a believer and I think it's written in the stars. Our dress rehearsal in the League Cup final will work as a benefit and everything WILL click into place on the night.


 

 

 

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25 Mar 2019 03:39:12
Ed001, hope you are doing well.

Would love your perspective on world footballs top 10 attacking (positionally) players right now? We all hear the various names banded about but would be a great read getting your perspective.

Gibbs

{Ed001's Note - I do a Top 10s list every few weeks on different positions. You should be able to find them on our football news site here with a quick search. I remember doing the attacking mids one a while back (probably last season now) and getting pelters for mentioning James Maddison!}


1.) 25 Mar 2019 05:07:53
Awesome. Will check it out now.

Thanks Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate, should show up in a search for top 10 I hope.}


 

 

20 Jul 2018 05:04:39
Question for Ed1.

I don't want this to come across as negative, with all the deserved positivity towards the club and the owners (who imo are brilliant) .

However, how much can the coaching staff affect a truly great player? It's been mentioned on many occasions LFC GK coach, is not up to standard and I wonder if there is a chance he could cause a decline in the performance level of AB? Or, in your experience truly great players excel because of themselves, not wholly due to the coaching staff.

Gibbs

{Ed001's Note - the best players become the best players because they drive themselves to learn for themselves. Coaching does have an impact, but it is the person themselves that determines how much or how little it has.}


1.) 20 Jul 2018 06:40:06
Exactly Ed1 and that's another thing I love about Alisson is his confidence, it's through the roof because he believes in himself. He seems like the kind of fella to always want to push himself that step further because he knows he can.

It's like at a school, you do well if you want to do well, teachers can try and guide you but that's as far as it goes, you've got to want to do it yourself to get anywhere. It all goes on ones own mental strengths and Alisson is certainly mentally strong but most importantly he believes in himself.

{Ed001's Note - I was reading about how it tends to be the late bloomers that have the best careers in sports, as they constantly have to prove themselves. It is not because they have better coaching than the others, they often have less natural talent at a young age, but they have to work twice as hard to catch up, while those with the natural talent are already way ahead of the rest so tend to work less hard.}


2.) 20 Jul 2018 06:49:31
That's actually very interesting and makes so much sense mate.

{Ed001's Note - I just wonder why football has not caught onto it yet and stopped bothering with trying to poach the best youngsters from other clubs, as they are the least likely ones to make it anyway!}


3.) 20 Jul 2018 07:48:58
Because for every Ronaldo who makes there own way, there is a Messi sitting in an academy with 3 months left on his contract 😂

I think it's at the point now that you don't want to be the one who let that player get away.

Wenger literally almost had Messi.
Houllier almost had Ronaldo.

{Ed001's Note - the thing is that the ones that get let go often become better because they were let go and if you keep hold of them they stagnate.}


4.) 20 Jul 2018 08:31:14
Yeah but you can't deny that what we require in terms of level the rest of the prem doesn't and if it costs us 250k to sign a young player to then sell for 10-50 mil, it's really a no brainer.

Sterling payed for the majority of academy costs over the past say 5 years, not directly but you know what I mean.

Once they play for us if they can make it to the first team, there price almost triples.

Harry Wilson, 1 good year this year and he's worth 15 million to a Southampton.

Think of ibe. 15 million and did fiddly squat, except play for us.

Nat Phillips, Curtis Jones and Camacho are all doing a heck of a job staking a squad place claim for this year.

Yeah in right now The academy signings we make might not do anything but in 5 years time you'll be thanking your lucky stars we got them.

{Ed001's Note - Ibe had been in Wycombe's first team as a child, that was what made him seem worth the money.}


5.) 20 Jul 2018 09:07:03
Fair enough ed.

They made ibe, we made sterling. Swings and roundabouts.

The academy can be used to make money as much as produce the next star. The dream is that they can do both.

{Ed001's Note - making money is irrelevant, it should be about producing first team players. When it starts being seen as a money maker it ends up failing.}


6.) 20 Jul 2018 10:05:51
You count discount bringing in a player for tuppence and selling him on for 10/ 15 million.

But I agree the first thought has to be make first team players but making some added income isn't a bad thing.


7.) 20 Jul 2018 10:21:45
Ha! Ronaldo making his own way. Do me a favour. He was always destined for greatness, he just didn't stop when he got there. That's what sets him apart.

Also, the money making academy seems to be Chelsea's model. I may well be wrong, but they do seem to do alright from the sale of bright youngsters and not progress any to the first team.


 

 

08 Jun 2018 21:12:12
Ed001

Have you thought about a 'pinned post' or a page, with the current state of play with potential transfers (in and out), and even a time-stamp on the latest update.

This would give somewhere for most posters who ask the same questions every 5 minutes a place to go and take some of the pressure off yourself and the other Ed's.

Gibbs

{Ed001's Note - we tried it once and it had no effect.}


1.) 08 Jun 2018 21:20:21
It's ironic how often this gets asked 😂.


2.) 08 Jun 2018 21:30:26
Ed you would think after every transfer window going the same way we would’ve learned. But we are a special breed, nice and clean these things take time and a lot of effort behind the scene.


3.) 08 Jun 2018 21:32:27
Well that speaks volumes!

Eternally grateful for the knowledge you guys do provide us all.


4.) 08 Jun 2018 22:31:17
Look at the "Match Posts" page. Hardly anyone ever posts there after games despite it being there for that purpose. People are creatures of habit and unless there is incentive to change, they simply won't do it.


 

 

20 May 2018 00:10:41
Watching a bit of Dembele footage, my gut tells me there is an opportunity for the club who picks him up from Barcelona. He looks a little bit overawed by being there - he moved too soon. The potential has not changed it's just stifled by nerves.

If a club picks him up, he'll have learned from this experience and will come good, very good. Based on this, and Klopp's track record with bringing the best out of players - i'd love us to pick him up.

Gibbs

1.) 20 May 2018 00:41:23
Just account for the fact he’s had two successive hamstring injuries and he’s don’t nothing to justify a 100m fee.


2.) 20 May 2018 02:08:37
Fantastic young talent but he has injury issues and his attitude apparently stinks. He trashed Klopp's house while going on strike at BVB and he is always late to training. Better hope KLopp has a word with the spoilt brat before making a serious attempt to sign him.


3.) 20 May 2018 02:09:59
Dembele before the injury and his Barcelona move was one of top young talents in world football. If he can come back from that (can't see why he won't) he has the potential to be one of the top 5 players in the world. I'd love to have him. He's got it. Worry about his attitude but talent is there in abundance.


4.) 20 May 2018 02:34:21
It's a bit of a risk I guess. He is young still and his body will heal well. I think he has massive potential.


5.) 20 May 2018 03:14:50
Barca doesn’t play to his strength. He is pure pace and works for a counter attacking team! He is a long way off from a finished product. He is extreamly expensive as a kid. If Barcelona wants €100 mill they paid for him then I will say No thank you!


6.) 20 May 2018 07:46:29
Baby Balotelli 🤝.


7.) 20 May 2018 09:11:22
And apparently he likes his fast food a bit too much.


 

 

23 Aug 2017 02:18:26
Ed1 if I may.

I'm certainly at peace with the unlikelihood of VVD coming, however, i'd be very interested to know your general opinion of the player. All this will he/ won't he has inflated (in my opinion) people's opinion of him, into some messiah that will solve all our defensive woes for us.

Is he really that good, or are there in your opinion obvious, potentially available alternatives out there that are better options we are having a look at?

Cheers!

Gibbs

{Ed001's Note - as I have said all along VVD is the perfect physical specimen for a footballer, technically excellent but mentally is very poor. Too laid back and strolls through games, leaving himself constantly out of position and not making the effort to get back.}


1.) 23 Aug 2017 06:19:56
Physically and technically excellent, but mentally poor. Well as long as he he is willing to adapt and listen to the coaches instruction, he has my vote.
I remember what was said about Mane, although i personally have issues with his style of play, he does get the job done.

{Ed001's Note - Mane's issue was not that kind of mental issue. It was things such as his tendency to not bother to try for his previous clubs, after his first season. He would then just pick and choose the games he showed up for. Also there was his refusal to play or train with the team at both Salzberg and Southampton in order to get the move he wanted. Obviously Liverpool fans only care when it is a player trying to get out of LFC, otherwise they seem to not give a toss because there are so many hypocrites out there.}


2.) 23 Aug 2017 06:49:15
Ed1 that’s one of my favorite things on here! (/ sarcasm) seeing people slating Couts for handing in a TR and not training or being available, yet love the "passion" to play for Liverpool the likes of Mane/ Keita/ VVD by doing the same thing 😂.

{Ed001's Note - amazing how they fail to see the double standards!}


3.) 23 Aug 2017 07:03:49
ED001, would you not be too fussed if we didn't sign VVD at this stage?

{Ed001's Note - I have never been fussed.}


4.) 23 Aug 2017 07:40:05
Ed001 is there any defender out there you firmly believe would be a key part in the team winning things and would be available?

{Ed001's Note - I think we should have gone firmer on Koulibaly. Not perfect by any means, but well suited to our system, he loves a high line.}


5.) 23 Aug 2017 08:21:32
I think VVD has more upside than Koulibaly, VVD's problem is fixable. Plus, playing in a compact defensive unit can only make you more susceptible to being laid back, because you expect a team mate to be there covering for you. On the other hand in LFC's defensive unit, one needs to be much more alert.

{Ed001's Note - Kouolibaly has more upside actually. It is much easier to improve technique than it is to change mentality. VVD has always been a stroller, that is not something you can fix easily. It is a personality trait, he is laid back, you can't just 'fix' that at all.}


6.) 23 Aug 2017 11:57:49
Thanks Ed1. Let's hope if CB is seen as a priority to the club, there are alternatives in the pipeline, regardless of VVD. And let's hope with VVD if that happens, that making a move to a bigger club, like Liverpool provides enough external pressure to assist with that mentality change to focus more.


7.) 24 Aug 2017 07:42:56
Thanks Ed001 is there any sign this is a priority now?

{Ed001's Note - nothing has changed. Klopp still wants VVD and he stills wants Liverpool, so it is an impasse.}


8.) 24 Aug 2017 09:44:51
Thanks for the answer. At least not long to go now until be done with for a few months.


 

 

 

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05 Jul 2019 22:22:47
Are there any Salah developments. We know his agent has been approaching clubs but have any of these approaches progressed any further?

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25 Mar 2019 16:15:01
This exact scenario happened with Fabinho, and now look at him? He was reported unsettled and potentially off to PSG who held prior interest.

It’s paper talk. Let’s give him and the Liverpool management team time to get him on the right track. He will be some player, so I hope it’s with us.

Gibbs

 

 

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17 Feb 2019 18:29:25
We should be a little more grateful for what we have. A sub 20 first team CB playing at arguably the highest level in Europe, top of the league.

Too many supporters only get excited about new signings for the sake of it. De Ligt is unproven. Gomez is already ours. VVD and Gomez are our CB pairing for the next 5/ 6 years. Let’s get some better quality backups with positional flexibility in the FB positions.

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05 Feb 2019 04:25:01
City where on track to win the league and then dropped points. We are now dropping some points. It happens. It’s what makes the Premier League what it is. Just get behind the team.

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07 Jul 2018 05:06:12
Thanks mate. Hopefully we avoid them.

Gibbs

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}


 

 

 

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20 Jul 2019 12:38:21
Alisson, Hendo, Firmino.

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15 Jun 2019 11:08:12
Mane. 100%.

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25 Mar 2019 05:07:53
Awesome. Will check it out now.

Thanks Ed001.

Gibbs

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate, should show up in a search for top 10 I hope.}


 

 

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28 Sep 2018 21:42:20
Let me know when your back in town ED02, I’ll happily buy you a wine/ beer.

Gibbs

{Ed002's Note - I will do.}


 

 

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28 Sep 2018 04:47:02
I live in SF now, moves here 5 months ago. Mikes Grill, will have to check it out!

Gibbs

{Ed002's Note - John's Grill on Ellis Street. It is the restaurant from The Maltese Falcon.}