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31 Oct 2017 17:26:17
Latest keeper to be linked is keylor navas off real madrid. I have only seen him in a couple of champions league games and being honest wasn't paying him too much attention. Would he be a good addition if we are interested of course?


1.) 31 Oct 2017 18:40:52
Wud b completely the wrong keeper worse than bravo he not even 6ft we need a aggressive dominating presence who likes to give rollockings when needs be.

2.) 31 Oct 2017 19:09:25
Not to be petty hailstones but apparently Navas is 6’1” so you clearly don’t know what you are talking about.

3.) 31 Oct 2017 19:19:14
Haha ok I am wrong apologies but him coming from Spanish league to premiership and too us who teams target for set peices would cause him an us big probs.

4.) 31 Oct 2017 19:25:49
Like De gea 🤷🏻‍♂️.

5.) 31 Oct 2017 20:00:08
How long did it take for him to settle also he has better attributes taller better all round he is world class.

6.) 31 Oct 2017 20:16:23
Doesnt matter how tall the keeper is to be honest as long as they are agile.

7.) 31 Oct 2017 20:22:12
I guess that rules out Jan Oblak too then as he also plays in the Spanish league.

8.) 31 Oct 2017 21:45:54
Yeah, our last keeper from Spain who wasn’t tall was awful. Bloody Pepe Reina.

9.) 31 Oct 2017 22:41:54
I hate spanish keepers id much rather have rob green in goal for a world cup.

10.) 31 Oct 2017 23:38:02
Doesn't matter were they from as long as they have rite attributes aggressive commanding reading danger communicating with defence, decent kicking these are all things needed for a top keeper, navas is a good shot stopper and decent kicker.

11.) 01 Nov 2017 06:26:52
Or maybe Danny Ward could be given a chance before everyone starts playing football manager signings again.

12.) 01 Nov 2017 07:34:09
DetailsLocked - Exactly mate.

13.) 01 Nov 2017 08:45:14
AMEN too details locked i hope with regards too ward he gets sum sort of run in team so we can judge an see if he in fact could be everything we need there are a lot of British keepers at minute who are doing great e. g Rob Elliot, Tom heaton, jack butland, Jordan Pickford, Fraser Forster, so why not ward!

14.) 01 Nov 2017 15:09:48
Navas is a poor keeper at best, he’s only just over 6ft (1.85m is not 6’1”) and for me, he is too short to be successful in the premier league, given that we struggle on crosses and high balls into the box, the last thing you do is buy a keeper that is easily dominated in those situations and Navas is weak in that area, look at how Bravo has struggled and how poor Pickford is on crosses, we don’t need another keeper who can’t deal with that. If we are bringing a keeper in, bring a top class one like Oblak or don’t bother. We’ve done enough bargain basement shopping in that area for a lifetime.

15.) 01 Nov 2017 22:22:57
Defo agree see him tonight he would give us all a heart attack.

16.) 02 Nov 2017 06:34:51
JC23 that is true to some extent but not totally. Watch someone like James Shea. Very agile keeper but probably about 5'11 tops and he struggles with crosses because of lack of reach and size. League 1 and 2 players are generally smaller these days than the big prem players so he would struggle at prem level. If he was 6'3 or more I reckon Arsenal would have kept hold of him. height does unfortunately make a difference. A tallish keeper 6'2 who is agile can compete but below that they are struggling in a league where the first thing the clubs look for is size and they like to bang in crosses all the time. Plus for Liverpool size in GK is now a must since teams are targetting crosses into the box as a weakness.

17.) 03 Nov 2017 00:20:58
I agree with that DetailsLocked. Any keeper under 6’1” is going to struggle unless they have the physique and ability to make up for it. Someone mentioned Pepe Reina, he’s 6’2” which is the minimum for me. Since he was tall enough to compete, also helped that he was quite a physically strong player to go with it and made good decisions almost ever time.

18.) 03 Nov 2017 08:22:47
Migs 6'4"
Karius 6'2"
Ward 6'4"
Wards height Changes depending on site.



12 Oct 2017 18:29:36
Is thomas lemar still seen as an option or was he ever truly an option? Reason I'm asking is if we are going for the likes of a lemar it would surely put to bed a new striker coming in as I doubt we would spend however much on lemar and a striker to leave one sitting on the bench. Lemar would be seen as a replacement for coutinho I would imagine. Gk and CBS are priorities. I know klopp has said Marius is his no1 and now mignolet is no1 but surely he can't be that naive to think either is good enough. Mignolet was at his level at Sunderland and karius while I admit didn't get a proper crack of the whip still doesn't fill me with confidence. Least I say about the cbs the better. Think Gomez should be giving a go. Surely he can't do worse than what's already going on at the back. Anyway enough moaning I'm going 2-0 Liverpool on Saturday . let's put mourinho back in his box.


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool were one of many clubs that showed various levels of interest in Lemar but he was not going to be joining Liverpool this past summer. Next summer Liverpool May elect to considering him as a replacement for Coutinho.}

1.) 12 Oct 2017 21:29:31
Cheers ed002. Appreciate the reply.

2.) 13 Oct 2017 12:52:16
Ed002 now that your about would I be right in thinking that Couthino unless he has a massive change of heart he'll be off in the summer?

{Ed002's Note - he still wants out I understands. Liverpool can block a move.}

3.) 13 Oct 2017 15:52:57
Thanks for the reply Ed. It's gone on a bit now just get a much for him as we can and move him on I say.

{Ed002's Note - I think thoughts will turn to him leaving next summer.}

4.) 13 Oct 2017 17:49:57
My feelings exactly Ed thank's a million.

5.) 14 Oct 2017 15:58:25
Lemars preference for arsenal is due to their consistent appearance in the CL, he would prefer Liverpool if we can stay in the CL and retain a place. No move will be made unless Coutinho goes, that's unlikely until the summer even though we were told it's now or never, Barcelona are quickly realising their position of power is fading, dembele out long term, they have to show massive support politically to the Catalonian cause, a lot of Spanish players aren't quite fancying them anymore. Interesting times ahead for Barcelona, not particularly positive either.

6.) 15 Oct 2017 08:52:21
Jbleftpeg not entirely sure what anyone could disagree with there. Arsenal had 20 years of ECL so better bet still than us.

7.) 19 Oct 2017 00:33:49
I heard Lemar was open for a move to LFC, but they never bid anything close to what Monaco wanted.




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28 Feb 2018 15:54:30
Hi ed001. What is your opinion of piotr zielinski? Seen him jorginho have both been linked in the last few days (for once let's hope the paper trash is true) . Seen you say you think jorginho would be an excellent signing. With Keita also coming in to you think Keita jorginho and zielinski would work hypothetically as a 3? I think it is a 3 to get excited about as well as having hendo, ox, wini, lallana to also come in.


{Ed001's Note - I have not seen a lot of Zielinski, we had interest in him a few windows back, so I tried to watch him but he was never playing in games I watched. What I have seen he looks like a Klopp-type of player but I don't know enough to really judge him.}

1.) 28 Feb 2018 16:17:46
Cheers ed001.looks a handy player the few times I have seen him myself. As you said looks a klopp type player, probably cost a fortune but if klopp wants him fsg will back him.

{Ed001's Note - I have not seen him since he joined Napoli, but any player that fits their system should fit ours well. They try and play a similar game to ours.}

2.) 28 Feb 2018 16:22:37
Is there genuine interest in him Ed001?

{Ed001's Note - Klopp likes him, he wanted him at Udinese (I think it was them he was at before) and has never dropped interest. I do not expect him to be bought this summer though, Napoli are not looking to weaken their team but to strengthen it.}

3.) 28 Feb 2018 16:51:50
I have never seen Zielinski play for Napoli. He is always on the bench. He was very good at Empoli though alongside Paredes. Paredes got his big move to Juventus and Zielinski to Napoli; they impressed that much.

On the subject of Paredes, he is the better of the two in my opinion though. I'll whisper it, but i think Paredes would be a better signing for us than Zielinski or even Jorginho. He is younger, better defensively, physically built for the Premier League, and Roma are much easier to deal with than Napoli who will over price their players.

4.) 28 Feb 2018 17:03:37
Mk. No need to whisper pal paredes is a very good player but correct me if I'm wrong did he not move to Russia. Zenit I think could be wrong on that one. The Russian clubs very difficult to deal with. I think we all agree it's just nice to be linked with top players again. Thank you again jurgen. Top manager, top club, top fans, top players all we need now is trophies.

5.) 28 Feb 2018 17:05:03
MK but paredes plays for zenith now as Roma sold him the past window. and BTW zenith would cash in on him at right price.

6.) 28 Feb 2018 17:13:31
Is either jorginio or zellinski a physical midfielder? I mean with can leaving are we looking to bring in a big strong midfielder? Does that make sense Ed? Cheers in advance.

7.) 28 Feb 2018 17:34:55
He is a decent player and has been effective under Sarri. But he is not their first choice player. Allan is their star player. Underrated and a real workhorse in the middle. A proper upgrade on Wijnaldum!

8.) 28 Feb 2018 17:35:06
Real are interested in Paredes. If I am right he was not regular at Roma. They had Pjnaic, Nainggolan and DeRossi playing in their midfield.

I have seen a lot of Zielinski. ( ask me anything about Napoli ) He often replaces Hamsik in the second half. He is more of an attacking mid like Wijnaldum but better technically. He has also scored a few goals.

Allan is the player you should have a look. I was a fan of him from the days of Udinese. He is the Kante at Napoli. The proper B2B player. Pace, Power and technically very good.

Any of the Napoli player would fit in easily under Klopp!

9.) 28 Feb 2018 18:09:43
So what are the chances of us getting this bloke?

Would Napoli actually sell and would he not cost a pretty penny?

So much talk of Jorginho recently, seems like he's already been signed!

10.) 28 Feb 2018 18:18:31
I thought Roma was your 2nd team? How didn't you know they let go of one of your ''favorite'' players man?! (am just kidding mate)

But on Roma being easier to deal with, didn't you know that since selling us Salah and the market changed they are extremely butt-hurt?

Any new player we try to sign from Roma will come with a Salah ''tax'' hehe.

11.) 28 Feb 2018 20:16:26
First off, the Juventus bit was a typo. Nobody mentioned it so i assume it was obvious 😂 I thought he was only on loan at Zenit! My bad lads. Ruined my night that has. I thought Roma loaned him out for experience, not sold him! 😑

No idea how hard it is to deal with Zenit but I'd still take him at a good price. You're right though Harry, he wasn't a regular last season.

12.) 28 Feb 2018 20:45:01
I like Paredes, but ed002 said Real Madrid are interested, he is a special talent. They sold him for 20 million £ to Zenit.

13.) 28 Feb 2018 22:04:41
Zielinski is who Klopp wanted in the summer of 16/ 17 BUT the tapping up thing came up (I know, again) and Udinese refused to sell to us. They accepted lower bids from Napoli and Milan BUT he did not wanna go there and Udinese put their foot down and said LFC is a no go so he went there.

Zielinski is a player Klopp wanted and when it did not happen, he went for Wiji, I think. He is a box to box player who can get forward and score goals, backing up the attackling play and arriving late in the box. I have seen him play a bit at Napoli BUT a Jorginho, he is not. Jorginho is like a Keita type player who can break up play and launch attacks ASAP due to his rich range of passing THO he lacks the energy or drive of a KEita. It does look like he is who Klopp wants BUT good luck dealing with the head case that is the Napoli owner.



03 Feb 2018 09:07:19
Seen an article from xabi Alonso saying how easy it would be to play with our current front three. Imagine having Gerrard Alonso and mascherano behind salah firmino mane I think you couldn't have a better 6 than them.


1.) 03 Feb 2018 09:12:24
They would be unplayable. It would fantastic to watch.

2.) 03 Feb 2018 10:21:03
they would have barcelona parking the bus!

3.) 03 Feb 2018 10:25:58
And behind them, John Arne, Carra, Agger and Johnson (in his prime) .

4.) 03 Feb 2018 11:03:29
Johnson? You’re having a laugh. Finnan all day long over Johnson.

5.) 03 Feb 2018 11:34:42
Johnson was never in his prime. He was someone with all the ability and talent but zero application of it. He did not care one iota. He could have been quality with the right attitude.

6.) 03 Feb 2018 11:35:45
Johnson not in a million years mate.

7.) 03 Feb 2018 12:00:12
Um . Hyppia anyone?

8.) 03 Feb 2018 12:03:46
Finnan over Johnson and hyypia over Agger for me.

9.) 03 Feb 2018 12:04:49
With Reina in nets 😍.

10.) 03 Feb 2018 20:21:18
Now THAT'S a line-up to wet your panties over.



19 Jan 2018 14:35:56
One for ed001 or mks to write about when they have time. Roy Evans. Would love to read about him, what he was like? How much the players respected him? Why he wasn't successful trophy wise at liverpool as everyone would of hoped for? Was it because of the dominance of man United or was it because he lacked tactical awareness to take us that extra step. How he was rated by the fans and were other mangers ie.


{Ed001's Note - I have added it to my to do list. Hopefully should get round to it at some point in the next few years!}

1.) 19 Jan 2018 15:14:22
From what I remember he was way to nice and the young guns needed a firm hand the so called spice boys (always hated that label)
replacing James earlier would of helped and just getting collymore to play ball would of been a massive help, but some of his buys as well scales babb some might pf even argued stan was a mistake (not to me at the time I was overjoyed we signed him)
imo a club legend but just not tough enough to be a manager
also having David Moores around didn't help either.

2.) 19 Jan 2018 15:05:32
Definitely one for Ed001. I was 6 when he left the club 😂 i wouldn't do it justice buddy.

3.) 19 Jan 2018 15:35:53
Not to make this too much of a novel but:

I was honestly surprised when he got the role to be honest, but he was a Liverpool man through and through though, so I was only too happy to let him at it.

My first memories of him was him coming on as a physio or some sort of role like it when our players went down injured in the 80's, magic sponge man I believe was the term at the time :)

I honestly think he improved us from the mess Souness left behind, but just wasn't able to take us to that next level that Houllier sort of managed in the early 00's. Houllier had far more contacts in world football than Evans and that helped facilitate some signings that Evans probably would never have gotten over the line.

Evans seemed to be a lovely guy and the players seemed to respect him but he just was unable to take us back to the very top unfortunately.
I for one will remember him fondly when all is said and done though.
Himself, Ronnie Moran (RIP) and a few others will forever have all of my respect!

4.) 19 Jan 2018 15:46:51
Mks I'm presuming from his posts didn't support us then. He played some great open expansive football and was a really nice man and that was his downfall, he couldn't handle the big players and from storys I was told at the time he was weak when confronted by certain players when they weren't picked. It was a pity because I feel if it wasn't for that floor in his character then he could of won something given time.

5.) 19 Jan 2018 15:47:44
Out of interest mks who did you support around the time he left?

6.) 19 Jan 2018 15:57:38
Waro why you sending for MK like that hah, unnecessary, and ED1, how's that NFL collegiate article coming along?

{Ed001's Note - don't ask mate! I am so far behind it is insane. Trying to find information on anything on the net these days is hard work as everything you find is just a wiki article with some words changed! Drives me mad.}

7.) 19 Jan 2018 16:19:30
I wasn't interested in watching football at that age Waro. I did enjoy summer football camps every year though, and regretfully my first kits were all second hand Chelsea strips! I had no idea who any of the teams or players were though, and my dad had stopped following football years before i was born as a boyhood Leeds fan, bless him. I've got him back into football and converted him to a Liverpool fan now 😂

The first football game i watched was England's 2-1 defeat against France, i think Lampard scored but Zidane hit two late goals to break English hearts! The first club match i watched was a 3-3 thriller in Istanbul. Been obsessed for the last 13 years ever since mate. I've seen re-runs of the Evans era on LFC TV, but i wouldn't dare write about it in detail because simply put, it was before my time.

8.) 19 Jan 2018 16:08:34
Cheers ed001. Much appreciated mate I know your a busy man.

Yeah was only 8 myself mks when he left. Got chatting to fowler and macca a few years back and they had nothing but good things to say about him was just wondering how he was viewed by everyone else.

{Ed001's Note - he is a lovely man mate.}

9.) 19 Jan 2018 16:41:21
Top top bloke just wasn't ruthless. Played some good football.

10.) 19 Jan 2018 16:43:53
See that is how unqualified to write i am. I'm assuming '89 is your birth year IR89, so if you were 8 I'm guessing he left in 97/ 98? I thought it was 99/ 00. So i know so little about his time, i didn't even know when it ended, and I was actually 4!

Nonetheless, I'm sure Ed001 will do a cracking write up which i look forward to reading!

11.) 19 Jan 2018 17:18:51
Yeah mks born in 89. Getting too old to be jumping around and shouting watching Liverpool games so my wife keeps telling me :) .

I enjoyed reading your articles pal hence why I suggested yourself if ed001 was too busy. Appreciate the reply and yeah look forward to reading it myself. Like yourself a bit too young to remember Roys time with the club.

12.) 19 Jan 2018 17:45:37
Geez I feel old.

13.) 19 Jan 2018 17:43:08
Unfortunately, not all products of the 'boot room' were top drawer managers.

14.) 20 Jan 2018 00:03:37
There’s a decent book called Men in White Suits which talks about a selection of players playing under Roy Evans and his time as manager which gives an idea of what it was like. It also compares his team with the emerge of Utd and the players coming through there at the same time. Worth a read. We played great attacking football under him and I think he was a bit unlucky to be honest.

15.) 20 Jan 2018 01:12:15
As the ed said lovely man, but too lovely if anything. No discipline in that team.

16.) 19 Jan 2018 19:51:48
Hahaa I know that feel ED1 but you'll smash it out somehow, don't wanna let the youth overtake you now ;)

{Ed001's Note - I think it might be a little late for that mate!}

17.) 20 Jan 2018 07:19:56
He was ahead of his time in terms of the football he had us playing. Guardiola is lauded for playing the same type of football these days. It was a big shame when he left, it wasn’t handled well.

18.) 20 Jan 2018 12:06:47
Why am I sending what Welsh red? I don't understand the question, sorry.

19.) 20 Jan 2018 12:08:38
I always felt roy was a better coach and number two. Knows football inside out.

20.) 20 Jan 2018 12:09:06
Yes, some people don't really get into football as a kid mks more early teens, I think it's this city though, your brought up from a toddler to be red or blue and nothing else is talked about in school or with your mates, so I think that's why you know from a very early age about football and who you support.



15 Jan 2018 18:15:52
A quick question to the eds. Was wondering was Kevin Keegan every considered for the managers job at Liverpool. Don't know if this has been asked before. Done reasonably well with Newcastle.


{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of no.}

1.) 15 Jan 2018 18:27:36
Cheers ed001. Not saying I wanted him as manager was just wondering. Cheers for the reply.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}



15 Jan 2018 06:25:14
Just want to give a quick mention to the ox yesterday. How good was he? I had my doubts like many but he is starting to turn into the player he should of years ago. He was everywhere yesterday, scored a goal and assist, got stuck in and work rate was second to none

For me he has to be the first name down in a 3 man midfield for me now. Even at the start when things weren't going well for him he continued to keep his head down and be patient waiting for a chance and he has certainly took it in my eyes. Well played ox lad keep it up.


1.) 15 Jan 2018 06:45:13
He is always also saying the right things when interviewed with the Media. Loves playing for liverpool and has openly said he wants to be like Steven Gerrard.




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20 Jan 2018 11:21:49
Savic is quality alright. I would love fabinho or weigl if can leaves.




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14 Jan 2018 19:22:33
Yeah I agree ed033. People think he is the answer cause he had a very good season in the championship with Huddersfield its baffling to be honest. None of our keepers are good enough. Karius the best of a very bad bunch for me but there has to be a clear number 1 bought in the summer.


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13 Jan 2018 14:55:01
Really hope it's true. Gives him a 6 month period to settle in. Get to know his teammates, manger, demands of playing in the best league in the world, our style of play, the weather! Then come next season be ready to tear the premier league up.




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13 Jan 2018 13:17:45
Ed002.De vrij not an option anymore. would love to get him to play alongside vvd.




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28 Dec 2017 13:35:35
Coutinho of course ed002. Money has to come from somewhere.





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19 Mar 2018 10:24:39
Pakred. I don't know how you expect us to challenge for the title mate when you want us to sell a lot of squad/ first team players. I agree some have to go migs and lovern 100%. We want to challenge on all fronts so need to keep the likes of gini (good squad player) Lallana Milner ox Henderson. I get Lallana might move on and Milner if they don't get guarantees about playing time but I think we have a very good squad just missing 3/ 4 players max to take us to the next level.
Ings is a great option to bring on from the bench. Great attitude and workrate only missing goals now which will come. Onto Henderson I really don't get the hate for him. Yes he is not the most glamourous of cm's but more than makes up for it for what he does bring to the table. You don't think he would get into a top 6 midfield? Would walk into arsenals team. Think he would get into Chelsea's midfield beside kante. Same with United beside matic. I would choose him over fernandinho and spurs for me he is much better than dier. I think we are lucky to have him and take this into perspective Chelsea paid 35 million pound for drinkwater who in my opinion isn't half the player hendo is.
I think we need an experienced cb. Alderweireld would be my pick I know it won't happen. See ndidi is being linked again a fav of ed001 and draxler another top drawer player. Add those three and maybe 1 more to what we have and we will be very dangerous next year.




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19 Mar 2018 09:09:21
Great article ed001. On Depay what's your thoughts on him? I think there is a player in there, now I'm not saying let's sign him right now but do you think playing under a manager like klopp would take him to the next level?




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04 Mar 2018 19:15:12
I wouldn't be happy and that's not being negative but the top 6 will all improve there squads this summer and if we don't then we run the risk of being left behind. Our team has massive potential and as you said with Keita coming in (who I can't wait too see in a red shirt) a couple more additions could hopefully take us to that next goal of winning the league. Man city have dominated the league this year but I'll put my house on it that they will also strengthen in the summer.




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02 Mar 2018 15:03:49
England. De bruyne
Spain varane
Germany alaba
Italy allison
France veratti.




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02 Mar 2018 08:06:36
Been calling for fabinho since the summer. Be an excellent signing have a word Bobby same with Allison.