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10 Mar 2019 19:40:01
Is Julian Brandt still an option in the summer. Would be a really good addition.

IR89

{Ed002's Note - If he were available Liverpool might be interested if the price is good, but it difficult to see where he would fit in. There is a little interest from elsewhere which has been shunned because of playing time.}


1.) 10 Mar 2019 20:05:45
It think he would be a brilliant addition for a rotation with the front three and in midfield. He has tremendous potential to be world class in my opinion. I'd love to have him with liverpool.


2.) 10 Mar 2019 21:48:39
I agree he would be great across the front and I think he would be used a lot more and the other threee rested more. Type of player we need to come in for me.

An upgrade on Sturridge and Origi. Brandt and Brewster would be more than able replacements.

Plus we have Grujic to return next season and still Chamberlain to come back.


3.) 10 Mar 2019 23:48:45
I like him in the midfield, really plays to his strengths on the ball though he'd be fantastic cover for the wings as well. Great player with a buyout clause that makes him incredibly appealing.

Issue is the player is prioritising game time (can't blame him) and while he'd definitely get a fair bit of playing time at Liverpool, I don't think it would be anything close to what he's after (first team week in, week out) .


4.) 11 Mar 2019 03:14:45
Brilliant signing if we can make it happen. Quality cover for Mane (who operates more as a playmaker than winger anyways which would suit Brandt to a tee) and he will get plenty of game time in midfield as well. We need quality players like Bradt to allow for rotation, changing tactics between games and push the current players to perform even better.


5.) 11 Mar 2019 10:24:40
I agree IB he would be a top addition and would get plenty game time. The front 3 need competition and he would provide that and all 4 could play in some games as well. I would consider sell Shaq as well, Brandt would be an upgrade IMO.


6.) 11 Mar 2019 11:26:23
Agree about Shaq mark. He is already struggling to get on the pitch ahead of Lallana and Origi. If we get someone like Brandt and Wilson impresses in pre season along with OX returning, it spells bad news for Shaq. The midfield will be completely stacked, Shaq is not good enough to displace any of our front 3 players and let's not forget he was signed only after the Fekir deal fell through.
Shaq's already had issues at previous clubs and left due to insufficient game time. If we can double what we paid for him last summer and Klopp is willing to let him go to fund the transfer of a player like Brandt (who imo is an upgrade with a much higher ceiling), then moving him on makes sense.


7.) 11 Mar 2019 21:50:52
Ageed mark.

Did I just say that? :) .


8.) 16 Mar 2019 05:44:15
I can see Brandt going to Bayern over Liverpool, I don’t think he’d make the move to be a back up. which he would obviously be for you. As for selling Shaqiri: you’d be mad! He was the perfect squad signing and can keep that going, he knows his place in your squad and is proven in making the difference when called upon. One of the best signings of anyone last year IMO.


 

 

11 May 2018 18:25:21
Hi eds. Any interest in yerry mina from Barcelona? Seen a loan move being mooted?
I think it's just paper nonsense as it says they see him as a future star and want him to get some experience so why send him to a different league for that?

IR89

{Ed001's Note - not heard of any interest in taking a loanee from Barca.}


1.) 11 May 2018 18:53:09
Random name of the day.


2.) 11 May 2018 21:04:41
Cheers ed001 appreciate the reply mate.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}


3.) 12 May 2018 09:07:03
Spanish media are quoting the player saying "I'm going to Liverpool" 😂 the summer window is absolutely ridiculous sometimes!


4.) 12 May 2018 10:13:00
Could be coming for a day trip mk and go to the Beatles museum.


5.) 12 May 2018 11:13:28
I heard him and Phil were going to get some pedilo’s out in Southport and have a couple of games of crazy golf, then they were going to the bier Keller to watch the champs league final and do shots every time there’s a corner.


6.) 13 May 2018 12:02:45
Seems like Barcelona bought him for 10 mill and because he can't get in their team they want to sell him to us for 88 mill.
Think they're still upset at how much they had to pay to get Couts.


 

 

25 Mar 2018 08:26:25
Hi eds. See Anderson talisca being mentioned now. Is it true he is being looked at and what type of player is he. Have to admit have only seen him in champions league a couple of times.

IR89

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any Liverpool interest in Talisca. The sustained interest is from Wolves but Benfica will not talk to them unless Besiktas refuse to take up their option on the player. My expectation is that Besiktas will take up their option, and if a very, very large offer arrived then they might consider selling him on immediately.}


1.) 25 Mar 2018 13:57:29
I saw rumours that United and Monaco were in for him (40mil apperently) .


 

 

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?

IR89

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.

IR89

{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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26 Jan 2019 10:12:47
A question for ed 001. Don't know if this was asked before or not but here we go. Fernando Torres, was absolutely gutted when he left us to go to Chelsea. Obviously with the injuries he had he wasn't the same electric player that we knew and loved but I think in his last season for us before going to Chelsea he had 9 goals in 26 games for a pub team that hodgson put together. Sorry I'm rambling question is in your opinion and to everyone else if he stayed would his decline of been so dramatic and rapid? I don't think it would of as we setup our team around Torres (especially under benitez) compared to Chelsea. Would love to know your thoughts.

IR89

{Ed001's Note - I think his legs had gone and it made no difference who he played for.}


1.) 26 Jan 2019 10:58:27
In all honesty, he was average at best his last season. After his injuries, his confidence went. Maybe he could have adapted, his finishing shouldn’t have gone but it did at Chelsea. Still, unreal player in his day, could score any goal versus anyone.


2.) 26 Jan 2019 11:01:57
Spot on, Ed. those injuries he sustained (and playing thru them) in the 09/ 10 season cut the legs off him. IMO. He had a painful WC and never fot his legs back. His game was based on pace, quickness and acceleration and if that is all you have and your legs are gone then, you got very little left and the decline begins. We got rid at the right time and got great dough for him. Great bit of business.


3.) 26 Jan 2019 11:29:59
I recall Torres wasn't scoring at Chelsea but then Chelsea appointed Rafa as manager and the first thing he did was to work on Torres' legs as he thought Fernando's legs were too weak and once that happened he scored 15-20 goals that season in all comps.

So maybe OP has a point.


4.) 26 Jan 2019 12:11:14
He did score 20 odd goals that season, fsadulla, but he made more than 60 appearances. So it was a 1 in 3 rate. His rate for us at his peak was better than 1 in 2.

Ed's probably right that his legs were gone. I think had he stayed and we'd worked him together with Suarez (who provided way more assists than he scored for his first few months), he might have kept some confidence up and done better than for he did for Chelsea. (Actually I think he scored 4 goals in a month under Kenny) . But he never would've been the same as he was.


5.) 26 Jan 2019 12:29:42
Spot on, ER. Remember as well that Rafa took over after Di MAtteo was sacked in 2012/ 13 season, two seasons after Torres left us and he was above average for the, as you say.

We bought Suarez to play WITH Torres and provide a good foil for him. It was he who jumped ship when Chelsea came along (not sure if he was tapped up but whatever) and dangled the carrot and he bailed on us at the last minute of the Window. We panicked and signed Andy Carroll and well, you know the rest.


6.) 26 Jan 2019 13:23:05
The way he left us and Kenny on the Last day of the window like that, And joining Chelsea, not exactly moving to Barcelona or whatever.
I'll never forgive him hahaha I'm pretty sure he flopped because he knew he'd messsd up.


7.) 26 Jan 2019 14:37:27
Torres was never a lethal 20+ lone striker again. However he adapted really well though as a Second striker and played a lot like Firmino does. He scored 45 goals for Chelsea, but he also got 35 assists which is a brilliant creative return by any ones standards. In total he was directly involved in 80 goals in 172 games at Chelsea.

He then went to Atletico Madrid and was a superb second striker to Griezmann. Again, creating as many as he scored and scoring double figures 3 seasons on the bounce.

Sure, he was never world class again, and he took a season to adapt, but once he did adapt he still went on to be a key figure for two very successful Champions League sides.


8.) 26 Jan 2019 15:31:42
That’s hell of a stat that MK. If the question was put to me at a pub quiz how many goals and assists Torres had at Chelsea I would have guessed nowhere near that. I would have edged my bets closer to 20 to be honest.


 

 

09 Sep 2018 08:37:40
Read somewhere that 70% of people voted sadio as klopps best signing since he took over. Who would you pick as your top 3. I'll kick it off and also most improved player under klopp since he took over

1. Van dijk not here as long as the others but my god what an impact he has had on our team.

2. Salah not expecting the same numbers as last season and wasn't expecting the numbers he got last season either. Excellent signing at 36 million

3. Sadio. Prob not fair putting him in as number 3. What can I say about sadio. From day one he has just gave us so much more as a team with his pace, workrate and goals/ assists. Backing him to hit 30+ this season

Now most improved player under klopp. Has to be firmino. Always rated firmino even under Rodgers but he was so intelligent other players we had at the time were not making the right runs for him making his passes look average. Since klopp came in and put him up top he has transformed him into one of the best in the league. Could be more clinical at times but that's being picky but what he does add to the team more than makes up for it. Id have him instead of kane anyday of the week let's just say that. Over to you boys and girls.

IR89

{Ed025's Note - you are very much in the minority if you would have bobby over kane IR, bobby is very good dont get me wrong, but harry does the one thing every team needs which is regularly butting the ball in the net, take those red specs off mate and you may see what the rest of the footballing world does..


1.) 09 Sep 2018 08:54:00
Haha was expecting some abuse ed025 mate. I was saying overall what he gives our team I think he is perfect for us mate especially with sadio and Salah either side. Agree 100% that kane will always outscore him. Haven't lost my marbles just yet.

{Ed025's Note - glad to hear it IR..im not so sure about me though mate.. :)


2.) 09 Sep 2018 09:19:05
I think they are two different players to be fair. Kane puts the ball in the back of the net, Bobby can do that ( maybe not as often ), though Salah beat kane to that last season.

Bobby for me, is instrumental to our front three movement, he does stuff you don’t always see on the tv. Not only is he technically excellent, his work rate and tracking back is fantastic - plus he can score. I like Kane, top player but if I had to choose, it would be Bobby for me, particularly for our style of play.


3.) 09 Sep 2018 09:27:59
I just can’t get away with Kane either Ed025, his lack of mobility / pace puts me off.
That World Cup semi was like having an aged Alan Shearer in the team, it was crying out for Rashford or Vardy for me?
Saying that, I’d like Firmino to be a yard or two quicker as well but as long as Kane keeps up his impressive strike rate, your argument always stands.

{Ed025's Note - CF is the hardest job in the game juicer, kane is far from perfect but he does know where the onion bag is which makes him top notch mate..


4.) 09 Sep 2018 09:50:59
Interested to hear ed's that you think CF is the hardest job. I would've thought CB would be as it is harder to run backwards and clear the ball than forwards and knock the ball into a 12 yard gap? Not arguing just wondering?

{Ed025's Note - the simple fact is that CF,s cost the most for a reason reddo, without salah liverpool wont get as many points as with him, same with kane at spurs and aguero at city, CB is important of course but a 0-0 will only ever get you 1 point, its a team game tough and the spine is very important, keeper, CB, central mid and striker are all important to be successful, but the CF will always be the most important mate..


5.) 09 Sep 2018 09:58:42
I would have Firmino over Kane at Liverpool every time. They play a very different game, but Kane very much relies on service and making sure that he can position himself around the box, whereas Firmino is the pivot where most of our attacks stem from. If we had Kane, it would be to the detriment to our system and the players we have bought to suit it.

{Ed001's Note - two seasons ago it would have been Kane without question, but now Bobby every time. Kane has become a glory hog, shooting from ridiculous angles and distances when there are much better options. He was detrimental to the team at times last season. Spurs would have finished 2nd ahead of United if they had the Kane of the season before.}


6.) 09 Sep 2018 10:45:25
Totally agree Ed. You can tell in interviews and after the tribunal for that 'glance' that he is after nothing but the golden boot. Maybe he does believe Tottenham can win things but it is easy for him to be comfortable there, be the main man and get away with doing nothing but trying to score - hence the non existent assist stats for him, certainly in comparison to say Aguero, Firmino or Salah. I can see him staying at Tottenham, breaking Shearer's record, gaining personal acclaim and winning nothing. It's probably too late now Lukaku is there, but I think he's made for United personally. Moving away from the comfort zone at White Hart Lane would improve him and his game, which he needs to do in order to truly be considered world class in my opinion.


7.) 09 Sep 2018 12:08:12
Will see how it works out but I just have the feeling that Kane is not at his best and this has been coming since the end of last season.

His World Cup performabces were not that good if you take away the penalties he scored.

Kane maybe one of the best number 9’s but he is not suited to LFC and how we play.

Bobby all day long is more valuable to us.


8.) 09 Sep 2018 12:11:31
It's quite a scary though imagining Kane up front with firmino Salah, keita and mane behind him for us.

That would be insane. Simply insane.


9.) 09 Sep 2018 11:25:25
The way i see it Ed025 is that Kane is one of the best strikers going but i wouldn't have him in our starting 11.

The reason being that our style of play with Firmino is one that focuses on the team as a unit, with all 3 of the forward players moving constantly in the knowledge that if one of them doesn’t score then someone else probably will.

While Kane is a master of sticking it in the onion bag he is very much a traditional striker. Spurs have some good players around him but not the same level of selfless, spread out goalscoring threat that liverpool have. Son and Eriksen may be good players but they are not equals with Kane; the aim of spurs game is to get the ball into Kane as much as possible and hope he does what he does best. Sometimes he will have an off day or miss a shed load of chances. Liverpool however have the responsibility spread out across the forward line and are not so easy to stop as a result.

The point being that i’d much rather have Firmino because while he may not get as many goals, his selflessness and link up play will mean the team does better as a whole. Kane may get more goals individually, but if you stick him in our starting 11 ahead of Firmino then he may get more goals than Bobby yes, but Salah and Mane only get around 10-15 goals each a season because the style of play completely changes. I think most teams are jealous of our unpredictable front 3 and i wouldn’t change it for anyone.

{Ed025's Note - i can see what you mean AW but kane for me makes liverpool even stronger, the supply to him from naby, sadio and mo would mean not only would harry get a sackful of goals but them 3 as well, bobby is good but i dont think you would miss him at all mate if harry was on the scene, but thats just my view..


10.) 09 Sep 2018 15:45:12
For most improved player under Klopp, for me, would have to be Robertson. I don't see the high margin of improvement that many of the others have had as much as he has (and the majority of players have improved under Klopp) . Firmino has undoubtedly improved but his starting point was a much higher level than Robertson's.


11.) 09 Sep 2018 16:38:02
Agree with Ed025, the supply for Kane outdoor be awesome from our boys.


12.) 09 Sep 2018 16:50:35
Agreed ra, he's really surprised me since joining, full of energy, tries his hardest every time and it's showing. Kind of hard to believe we got him for the price we got him for! I was so judgemental of the lad as well before he came in lol now I've learn't to just trust the club in who we sign, they quite evidently know more then I do! :) .

Firmino over Kane for me too. Kane wouldn't be suited to our team right now, whereas Firmino is our engine, what he does on the pitch is nothing short of genius in my opinion. Great post Drogie, exactly my thoughts too mate.


13.) 09 Sep 2018 17:43:08
For our team I would have Bobby over Kane.
For Spurs it would be Kane over Bobby.
Not a great comparison because they are completely different in playing style and what they bring to their respective teams, you couldn’t just swap them, they would need a new team built around them.

{Ed025's Note - kane would improve liverpool mikey, bobby would make spurs a poorer side if they were to swap i think thats obvious mate..


14.) 09 Sep 2018 17:44:58
And for bonus points Bobby plays in a joyful manner and is a brilliant team player and he played his part in getting Alisson to come and he didn’t blink when Coutinho disappeared.

Apart from his dodgy driving what’s not to like?

He is going to be a LFC legend once we start picking up silverware.

{Ed025's Note - good player and a nice guy tommy, being over hyped to death on these pages i feel though mate..


15.) 09 Sep 2018 18:55:50
So the golden boot winner 3 of the past 4 season's. And lost last year's by 2.

Or firmino.

Get those red tinted glasses off boys.

Kane would make us better.

But it's not saying firmino isn't ultra quality, in fact kanes about it along with aguero who could oust him.

That's not bad company at all considering he wasn't signed as a striker and those two have been doing it all their lives.


16.) 09 Sep 2018 19:40:00
25, how are you fella?!?
You’re one of my favourite Ed’s and talk a lot of sense with un biase opinions but I have to disagree with you re Bobby. For me he’s underrated. As I mentioned above mate, it’s not just his technical skills but he’s work rate, link up play and has an eye for goal. For me, Bobby is key to the success of this liverpool team x.

{Ed025's Note - im a fan myself drogie and think he fits your system perfectly, but for me kane is the far better player and does what great forwards do...score goals, but imo bobby would not fit all systems and i think he needs liverpool probably more than they need him mate..


17.) 09 Sep 2018 19:42:43
Sorry Ed025 I agree putting Firmino into spurs lineup will make them poorer but putting Kane into ours would make us poorer, he would get more goals than bobby but I would expect Mane and Salah to score half the goals they would otherwise score without Bobby. Kane would never do the leg work bobby puts in and is too selfish to pass to anyone unlike Bobby.
Not dissing Kane I think he’s a brilliant player but I wouldn’t swap him for Bobby.

{Ed025's Note - thats why its all abut opinions mikey mate..


18.) 09 Sep 2018 21:52:23
Hit the nail on the head 25 by saying Kane is a striker, Bobby is more than a striker. For me he’s technically better than Erikson and I’d have him ahead of Deli Ali.

{Ed025's Note - he is a striker drogie and bobby more a false 9 for me, great linkup player but could be a bit more prolific in my eyes mate..


19.) 10 Sep 2018 12:32:19
Ed025, Harry would never do what bobby does which is to create for others. Harry is a striker! Bobby is a lot more than a striker. Bobby is our system where was Harry works in a system that is suited for him!


 

 

04 Aug 2018 21:59:10
Was at the game tonight in the Aviva. Scoreline aside how impressive was alisson distribution. On the button almost everytime. Vvd and Gomez were excellent also. Also have to give a mention to sturridge. Hopefully stays injury free cause I think he will have a part to play if he stays fit. Roll on West ham next week.

IR89

1.) 04 Aug 2018 23:53:37
Looks good doesn't it . I bet Henderson's not having a great holiday watching this side at the moment! .


2.) 05 Aug 2018 00:46:14
I bet he's loving it jcw_xs. He is a Liverpool player ya know.


3.) 05 Aug 2018 02:02:32
Jcw_XS, why would Hendo not be having a great holiday watching the team? it's a friendly mate and he'll walk into the team when he's back, what are you getting at? he's our captain and deserves respect, give him it.

IR89, hope you had a great time at the game mate.


4.) 05 Aug 2018 08:02:16
I'm getting at how well they are playing and look without him . my bet is VVD gets the armband before too long and Hendo struggles to get in the starting line-up.


5.) 05 Aug 2018 08:25:28
Agree with that JCW.

I also think Gini is going to have a good season.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think you will see much of him adam, he will struggle to make the bench for me mate..


6.) 05 Aug 2018 08:29:59
As long as Hendo is part of Liverpool he will be captain and he will get games, this talk of VVD getting the captaincy is just disrespectful.

Hendo is on holiday and because people see him out of a few friendly games suddenly he's not needed or wanted as captain, it's ridiculous. He's a player who can and will make a difference. He's so underrated it's unreal!

{Ed025's Note - really?, good engine but lacks quality for me mate, naby being in the side will help him i expect though..


7.) 05 Aug 2018 09:54:04
We would have won by more with hendo in the team 😀 can’t wait for the season.


8.) 05 Aug 2018 10:38:05
I agree eds, gini will struggle and im convinced Hendo will, i've never been his biggest fan, not being disrepectful its just my opinion, The additions this summer have made for some healthy competition is all and i see him having less game time, captain or not.


9.) 05 Aug 2018 12:31:36
Unless we sign another midfielder Hendo is unquestionably a first 11 player. Even if we did I think he'll be a regular starter.


10.) 05 Aug 2018 14:15:44
Salah. Was excellent mate yeah. Played very well you did. Keep it up and grab a few goals against West ham for us.


11.) 05 Aug 2018 14:58:50
it’s the position he has played for us, he is much better when he has freedom to go forward, but when his job is to sit just in front of the cbs there isn’t much he can do considering a striker will always be on his tail as well. Looking forward to seeing him have a lot more freedom this year with fabinho sitting deepest :)


12.) 05 Aug 2018 09:54:46
Ed , Gini will have a cracking season mark my words!

{Ed025's Note - there is more chance of jeremy corben holding a bat mitzvah in the house of commons mate..


 

 

19 Jul 2018 18:56:09
Hi eds. Don't know if this has been asked before. Why do players not get presented to the fans over in England like in Spain with Madrid and Barca?

IR89

{Ed001's Note - no idea, but why would anyone want to do that? It is frankly ridiculous and embarrassing what they do.}


1.) 19 Jul 2018 19:01:25
Probably create hype and sell and Ton of shirts from club shop instead of stores from where they will make no money.


2.) 19 Jul 2018 19:38:52
Cheers for the reply ed001. Not a huge fan of it myself was just wondering why it wasn't done in England.

{Ed001's Note - I honestly don't know to be honest.}


3.) 19 Jul 2018 20:44:10
Probably because if they only manage 1 kick-up or fall over the ball, the English press will tear them a new one and won’t stop after it lol.


4.) 19 Jul 2018 21:35:31
Wasn’t Michael Owen presented at Newcastle?


 

 

06 Jun 2018 18:36:24
I know it's a bit of a what if but long term of klopp sees out his contract (hopefully stays for as long as he wants) and pep linjders stays by his side. Could he possibly be a successor to klopp in the future. I'm delighted he is back by the way. Really rate him.

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22 Apr 2019 13:10:55
Cheers ed002. I know hazard and Salah play different positions I meant to say priority seems to be hazard. I'm sure Chelsea won't let him go cheaply and rightly so he is a smashing player. Just goes to show he can say he loves the premier League and club all he wants but means nothing really. We will move on without him like we have when so many other players have left. Would love to see him stay tho. Ed 002 thanks for the reply.

IR89

{Ed002's Note - It is entirely unrelated to Hazard.}


 

 

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22 Apr 2019 12:29:07
Ed002. Do you think (a) Salah wants to go if juve or real come in for him and (b) would Liverpool sell.

I know what you have said in the past and it looks like Madrid have moved to hazard and possibly neymar which is great for us. Would real be the only club he would leave us for or are juve a possibility also.

IR89

{Ed002's Note - There have been repeated attempts to organise a move to Real Madrid or Juventus - I have no doubt that Madrid would be his preferred destination but they have made themselves a complete laughing stock with their demands. There is nothing whatsoever linking Hazard and Salah - and Real Madrid has another RW target. Even though his agent lowered the demands and spoke to Real Madrid again there is another reason making the move there very unlikely.}


 

 

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15 Feb 2019 00:01:35
Agree ed001. I think in Gomez we have one of the best cbs in the league already given his young age. If we were thinking of going for a cb alderweireld be my choice. 30 yes but knows the league, decent price and excellent quality. Had his fair share of injuries and so has Gomez but plenty of games for 3 top cbs to keep them all happy.

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24 Dec 2018 13:40:53
Ed001 could you not see him playing on the left in a 4231 with mane switched to the right. I think he is a special player. Wasn't happy with the antics I'll admit that but if there was a chance to buy him back I just think we would be mad not too. Merry Xmas anyway ed001. Unbelievable site.

IR89

{Ed001's Note - not at all mate. He doesn't do the press well enough which is why we improved so much when he went.
Merry xmas to you too mate. Have a happy and safe new year too.}


 

 

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24 Dec 2018 12:03:22
Even tho we came off better in the deal (buying alisson and vvd for what we sold him for) if the chance did come up to sign him I for one think we would be crazy not too. Yes he forced his way out but for me emotion should be put to one side. Would he make this Liverpool team better? 100%.

IR89

{Ed001's Note - where would he play? I do not see how he makes the team better. In fact, as I said at the time, I think we are better suited to Klopp's style without him and I think that has been borne out since. Excellent player but not what we need in any way, shape or form.}


 

 

 

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11 Apr 2019 17:19:46
Who cares if there terrible. Fans will still buy them I know I will cause it still has that beautiful liverbird on the jersey. Whoever pays most and makes us most competitively financially is all that matters not the kit supplier. I'd have Lidl make our kits if we got the most money from them.

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06 Mar 2019 22:08:52
I would take him in a heartbeat. Smashing player with that X factor to unlock defences. Exactly the type of player we need.

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24 Feb 2019 09:30:42
Har_red92. Yeah go for it mate. Let's not forget ox and naby when he fully goes up in the gears are more than able replacements for hendo and wini for me.

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24 Feb 2019 09:09:18
Who is overating these players. For instance wini. I think he is a very good player. I think he should be contributing a lot more goals/ assists than he does but then that comes down to a lot of factors for example tactics etc. most fans will think that there players are the best players in the world (we probably more than most) . I'll content the question and ask our strongest 11 who would you replace for someone better within reason

Allison
Trent
Gomez
Vvd
Robertson
Fabinho
Wini
Hendo
Salah
Firmino
Mane

For me there is one/ possibly two spots open and both are in midfield and that's harsh.

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11 Feb 2019 20:14:09
Ok you want unbiased here we go

Alisson
Taa
Gomez
Vvd
Robertson
Fabinho
Wijnaldum
Henderson
Salah
Firmino
Mane.

IR89