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30 Jan 2017 10:31:39
#1 do you not think hendo is being shackled in the holding role. His best asset during our 2nd place under rodgers was the energy he brought, him missing those 3 games is a big part of us not getting over the line that season in my opinion. has his injury affected how mobile he can be around the pitch?
Would he be better suited to the role Gini is playing and have lucas drop into the holding position. It would bring some much needed legs back in for us going forward and have the added advantage of lucas shelding the back 4.


{Ed001's Note - I think he is growing into the role, what he needs is a partner in some games to allow him a little more freedom. We are too locked into the same formation in every match, when a simple switch to two holding players would change the whole thing around massively.}

1.) 30 Jan 2017 11:34:53
Ed someone who can break up the play the play will help him

{Ed001's Note - that is what I am saying, though only in some games is that needed. More in the games we dominate to allow Hendo to break late into the box, as no one else in midfield is doing that. That was supposed to be what Wijnaldum would do, but he is not contributing at all to our attacks right now. He doesn't seem to want to make late runs, in fact lately any runs, into the box.}

2.) 30 Jan 2017 12:21:10
Ive been saying hendo stewart (holding) lallana as the 3 would be miles more effective

3.) 30 Jan 2017 14:23:08
Ed do you think it might help to have a 4-2-3-1 with Sturridde/ origi lone striker and our current front 3 (Lallana, Couts, Mané ) behind with two holding in front of defence?

{Ed001's Note - erm what about Firmino?}

4.) 30 Jan 2017 16:04:52
It's clear we've needed a true holding midfielder; certainly in the games where we've lost due to counterattacks through the middle. I don't think Stewart is a solution now; maybe in the future. I know Klopp has a penchant for speedy, technical players but a burly, solid, nasty guy right smack in the middle of the park (like a Benetti, Simeone, Gattuso, Tardelli, Souness, Roy Keane or similar) would go a long way in making teams think twice about rushing down the center of the field as they have been doing. I would even take back the Lucas of old, when he was cutting off anything coming anywhere near our penalty box with a fierce tackle (or a foul) . He's lost a lot over the years due to injuries and age, and depending on him for a title run is not the most prudent strategy. Hendo is very capable but placing him in a purely defensive role, does in fact shackle him to a certain extent. I still remember his regular defense splitting passes to a Suarez or Sturridge in the past; something we don't see as much of nowadays. I'd prefer to see him in a CM role with a mix of both ofensive and defensive duties, and with a DM next to him or behind him depending on whether we are in possession of the ball or not.

5.) 30 Jan 2017 18:16:35
I don't think I would ever ageee with you RA. But that's post of the day for me. Someone like Moussa Dembele of Spurs. Him and Henderson would rule the PL. lol it's all coming the same point what Ed02 claimed. Klopp loves runners and CDM hardly runs.

6.) 30 Jan 2017 19:25:02
That time when you work out who Mathematics actually is.

7.) 31 Jan 2017 05:20:48
Harry, we've never agreed on anything and probably never will, except for this one subject of the DM (going by past posts) . It's almost tragic. But it is what it is. Klopp's system of using 2 converted AM's (Lallana and Wijnaldum) in midfield was working quite well for us earlier in the season. But when you see strikers from low-table championship team streaking down the middle and slicing our defense like a hot knife in butter, you have to stop saying "oh, it happens in football" and have defensive options available.

And may I suggest "Rogue" or "Instigator" as your next name change? :-)



07 Jan 2017 15:15:57
Alright eddie and fellow reds.

Ed any chance of getting your 2 cents on why illori has not managed to cement a starting birth at any of the clubs he has been at? I know inexperience and injury would be a part of it while out on loan, but he has never really kicked on from the lad we bought.
He seems like a decent tackler, good on the ball and can pick a pass (trys to force them at times for me) . But their has to be 1 or 2 major flaws in his game, as no manager seems to give him more then a few first team appearances per season, even though for me he has not looked out of place while on the pitch, never had an outstanding game where I've said we have something special on our hands here, but I do believe that a CB does not need to stand to be a good player.

Is he not strong enough, positinally not good enough, not strong enough in the air, not good enough at reading what's in front of him, invites to much pressure while in the ball, attatude, what is it that is missing from his game in your opinion?

Also interested in my fellow reds opinions on the lad. just not interested in the IT'S RODGERS FAULT brigade.

I really did have a hope of having a CB with pace to hold the high line, it would work so well with klopps press and a compact pitch.

Hope you have the time to compose a piece on this, but even if you don't thanks for all the work you put into the site on a daily basis.


{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine - this has been covered over and over.}

1.) 07 Jan 2017 16:40:27
Overweight and a bit lazy

2.) 07 Jan 2017 20:48:50
Ed001 has mentioned on a couple of occasions that Michael Beale was trying to get him a chance in the first team before he left, but I guess you have more information on his situation 🤔.

3.) 07 Jan 2017 21:27:15
Not given a chance initially, then he suffered a string of injuries, seemingly lost motivation for a while as his fitness was wavering and effort seemed to be lacking, before finally he found his feet over the last 12 months and put in some brilliant performances for the ressies to very deservingly earn a move to a good club at a competitive level of football.

I wish him all the luck in the world and regret massively how poorly his career was managed by Liverpool. He has been severely let down. Selling him is the first decent thing we have done for his career.

4.) 09 Jan 2017 03:46:02
Spot on, MK. The way he was let down and lied to by BR was disgusting and a huge embarassment.



20 Nov 2016 16:05:35
Hi Edo. Little help finding the podcast. Finally hav3 time to listen but unable to locate it. Thank.


{Ed002's Note - Try searching please.}

1.) 20 Nov 2016 16:41:56
podcast was 12 Nov, on rumours 2 page mate.

2.) 20 Nov 2016 23:58:10
Try searching on the word 'sharkopod'.



06 Aug 2016 16:24:56
For me it makes more sense for milner to play rb and have clyne push over to lb as milies delivery is much better.


1.) 06 Aug 2016 17:03:21
Play 2 out of position instead of one? Sure why not? Lol.

2.) 06 Aug 2016 18:46:04
Sorry your right clyne offers way to much down the right to be moved over to the left where he never plays.



08 May 2016 14:26:17
Hi ed's.
Any chance of a brief history of the site. From its humble beginnings to the high corporate world the the editorsame enjoy today. Thabks.


{Ed001's Note - not sure it has really gone beyond the humble beginnings all that much to be honest. We started off as one site, football-rumours, with everything on there as a free for all, but in the first few years I wrote all the content for the rumours page myself. Eventually people started to contribute rumours and replies to the rumours, even then though it was a lot of questions, though they would usually come via email. There was a lot of people who were distant relatives of a player that would request info on them and how they were getting on, so I would spend a lot of my spare time trying to find that out for people.
Then it started to get busy and we began to launch other sites, such as the US sports sites, to try and actually make some money out of it after 5 or so years of it costing us money and being a hobby.
At the same sort of time, it just sort of exploded and became incredibly busy, but there was a problem with trying to find a way to stop the main page just becoming swamped with one team or sectarian arguments between Celtic and Rangers fans, oh and the Geordies and Mackems arguing over which one of them was about to win the league the next season and how the other team was ****.
We first off tried giving them separate pages on the main site, so that we could limit the arguments to there, but they would still carry them on to the main pages, so we started up separate sites. Liverpool, at the time, was by far and away the most followed club online, the official site had the highest page views of any team in sports back then. So we had to create a separate site for Liverpool at the start. It has always been the busiest one we have, by a long way. We tried things like forums and such like, to try and improve the site, but we have realised that just makes us like every other site out there, so we have pretty much stuck to our original format, just tried to tweak it and improve it.
Things got so busy with just one site, I had asked a few people to help, regular valuable contributors, such as Ed002, who was one of the very first group of editors. As we created more sites, the editors just pitched in to help, we couldn't have done any of this without their help, given for free.
It has destroyed my health but I still love what I do and wouldn't swop it for any job out there. The next step is to grow enough to earn the money to begin paying editors, so they can devote more time and we can grow more and employ more etc. Hopefully.}

1.) 09 May 2016 05:32:43
The work you put in is incredible and much appreciated. It's given many of us a much deeper understanding and appreciation for the club and game we love. Cheers Ed (001 and 002 especially)

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate, I have had to cut back in recent years to fit in time for things like sleep....}

2.) 09 May 2016 06:44:01
Shows how much passion u have to push through the toughest days and keep it going, thanks because it's fantastic reading everything on this site especially living in Australia and I love LFC so I get my fix everyday.

{Ed001's Note - it must be tough enough being a Kiwi in Oz!}

3.) 09 May 2016 06:58:46
What? We love Kiwi's over here!
Just want to add my thanks also, as an ex Fazakerley boy following my team from the other side of the planet, this site is much appreciated.

{Ed001's Note - long way from Fazakerley that mate!}

4.) 09 May 2016 07:17:34
been on here since the torres sale days. there has been a lot of highlights. agueros lucky pants. blair mayne and harry annoyances and maccas up to date rumours that nearly broke this website. was as if the pope was typing out the rumours but my favourite things from here are the detailed editor rumour replies to the ins and outs. wherever you get your info from you can tell you put heaps of work in. its a good read to forget about the real world of work.

{Ed001's Note - Blair Mayne has been a big loss to the site, it must be said. I hope he is all well and good and enjoying his life.}

5.) 09 May 2016 07:56:38
Well done, in any case, Ed001. You've really created something "of substance" over the years and I would even say created something that makes a real difference (only postive) to a lot of people. I hope you get the rewards all of you deserve (financially, and healthwise) . I'm a strong believer in the "hard work and effort always leads to deserved rewards" ethic, so I know you will.

{Ed001's Note - if only that were true mate! Still it does give me a lot of pleasure (at times) and I would never have met the missus without it, so it has brought me rewards beyond purely monetarily.}

6.) 09 May 2016 10:30:23
The podcasts have been my favourite addition.

7.) 09 May 2016 11:26:50
Ed001 and ed002 got married? My days.

8.) 09 May 2016 10:59:40
Yeah cheers eds, I love this site and you all do a great job. A nice mix of info, banter and Mickey taking with the odd (emphasis on odd! ) wind up merchant. I've stopped believing anything lfc related unless it appears on here from the eds. Thanks to all.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate. It is hard work, but mostly worth it.}

9.) 09 May 2016 12:33:40
edoo1 when I think about how busy you are and your schedule and everything else you have going on, its even more impressive to me how you find the time to fit everything in. Thanks for the site and for all the hard work and good luck with everything you have going on, going forward, thanks pal.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

10.) 09 May 2016 13:31:06
You said something about paying the editors. When the time comes, please don't be shy to approach me ya Ed01.

{Ed001's Note - what to pay the editors? ;-)

11.) 09 May 2016 14:24:51
Brilliant site. Brilliant insights. First place, last place, I check out for everything #LFC.

Go raibh mile mile maith agaibh!

12.) 09 May 2016 14:26:05

But all the best guys. I'm sure it will grow enough, so you can do whatever you guys are planning to do. It's just a matter of when.




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25 Jan 2017 16:06:25
There is a chance that I will winning the lotto Friday night. Not very likely but there is a chance🖒




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23 Jan 2017 11:23:23
That is brilliant. It will probably cost you another £15 minimum for food and drink, While you wait for your connection, or is he going to send you off with a packed lunch too?


{Ed001's Note - I did point that out to him, as well as the fact that, as the flight goes at 6:45am it will mean he will have to drive me to the airport in the early hours, when a daytime flight would have seen me hop on the train to Malaga. No point talking to him though, he just sees it is £3 cheaper and thinks it is a bargain!}



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21 Jan 2017 19:23:42
Not for me nav. Milner is probably one of our best performers this season. Not the fastest but I can not remember anyone doing him with pace. His reading of the game has been very good, would rather see him on the right for his delivery. Clyne just offers nothing going forward, the guy has trouble even with simple passes at times. Defensively he can be suspect, nothing to do with today but he gets caught ball watching, take his pace away and we have a very average play in him.
Keeper I don't think we need replacing, I'd let mings go and I'd be more than happy to let karius and ward fight it out next season. Sure mistakes will happen but they are both young and should learn.

Can is a player I am concerned about.
Not sure if it is lack of confidence or game time. There is something I like about the lad just not sure what it is, and not sure whathis best position is. Not enough quality up the field and the worst timing of jumps for headers I've ever seen this includes Sunday league.




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21 Jan 2017 12:12:13
Well said Ed 25
Banter is what this page is all about. But their are people on here that don't know the meaning of it. Us reds should never mention the lack of trophies over the other side of the park, that is just mean and hurtful. Or that when everton are trying to sign players they have to tell them what city they are in. "Yes we are in Liverpool aswell" almost always followed by "of course we can get your family season tickets to anfield".


{Ed025's Note - totally agree GK but it has to work both ways mate, at the derby there were some vile chants from blues fans that disgusted me, to be honest its the first time i have been ashamed to be associated with the club, i just thank god its a minority of brainless idiots who seem intent on spoiling it for the majority of decent fans who can have a bit of banter without it becoming spiteful and evil, dont get me wrong its not just everton fans mate, maybe its a social problem but whatever it is i wish it would disappear and we could get back to the time when reds and blues walked to the match together and came home the same whatever the result, but maybe thats just me being nostalgic..



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21 Jan 2017 07:33:00
Hawksmoor is a lovely stakehouse!
Porterhouse is the cut that I tend to go with. Did you get yourself a portion of bone marrow? I can only manage a little before it gets to heavy. Stake and nasal power what I fun night you are in for or you could go nasal power and stake but not sure it will be as enjoyable