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17 Jul 2018 14:54:25
Sounds like Alisson to Liverpool might actually happen. Di Marzio now reporting it and he's very reliable when it comes to serie A transfers.

On a side note, would be nice if we got Alisson and Madrid got Courtois off of Chelsea.


{Ed002's Note - There is every chance of that happening.}

1.) 17 Jul 2018 15:06:14
My good god.

What the absolute.

I've moaned and moaned and moaned. I promise if at least we sign Alison. I will shut up about fekirs acl. Even though, haha joking.

2.) 17 Jul 2018 15:13:50
Can any Ed confirm we are actively seeking a deal or not?

{Ed002's Note - Done to death.}

3.) 17 Jul 2018 15:19:56
Let's hope he likes chips and fried curry.

4.) 17 Jul 2018 15:28:32
Kloppsboss, we'll hold you to that!

If the phrase "acl" is uttered again by you in reference to a certain Monsieur Fekir, you will be condemned to spend a month in Harry's dungeon!

5.) 17 Jul 2018 15:33:10
Just offer them 50million for Allison and give them another 20 for Salah cause we done them with his fee. will keep everyone happy that say we can't spend that much on a keeper.

6.) 17 Jul 2018 15:38:07
Start a chain of gk moves maybe . Chelsea to go in for Pickford, assuming Oblak is untouchable and they don't want Prima Donna from AC. Everton to sign Butland.

7.) 17 Jul 2018 15:28:27
Agreed Ed. They could potentially lose Hazard, Courtois and Kante in the same window. Would be mad that (though realistically it would probably just be one of them three) .

8.) 17 Jul 2018 16:07:44
If Ed002 says there’s every chance then there must be something in it.

9.) 17 Jul 2018 19:16:14
IMO I think we get Allisson done and the chain reaction begins. I personally think once Hazard leaves for Madrid, then you’ll see Courtois follow. What an amazing window that would be, add Fekir possibly even better.



04 Jun 2018 10:14:09
Don't how reliable they are but UOL are reporting we met with Alisson's reps on Saturday. Says he's also in talks with Real Madrid but the 70m euros Roma are asking for is currently a sticking point for them.


1.) 04 Jun 2018 10:33:55
Surprised that Madrid are still interested in him when their long term target is open for a move to Spain ( Courtois) 🤔🤔.

2.) 04 Jun 2018 10:58:31
Isnt Madrids long term target De Gea?

3.) 04 Jun 2018 12:24:25
Seems like a lazy rumour to me. Throw it out there because he was in liverpool yesterday. Have we not got an office in london where these behind closed doors meetings happen?

4.) 04 Jun 2018 12:26:10
There is a good chance that Alisson's reps were at Anfield this weekend gone as he was playing there.
Liverpool's representatives likely 'met' various agents and managers from most of the Brazil and Croatia squads.

I still expect Butland to sign at the moment, we've already signed Kieta and Fabinho and perhaps Fekir will come too. Surely we're not going to be able to afford spending an absolute fortune on someone like Alisson as well.

5.) 04 Jun 2018 12:51:59
Don't like to talk finances cos really i don't know exactly how these things work. But let's assume it works how most of us think it does.
We sold Coutinho for 142m. We were primed to buy Keita and VVD well before the Coutinho sale was mooted, so I think its fair to say those his sale wasn't intended to balance out those two. We got to the CL finals which is another 70m. that's 212m to spend off the bat.
Assuming we met the rumored asking prices of Fekir and Alisson, that would be 120m for the pair. Plus Fabinho is 160m. Even if we add Keitas fee for good measure, that's about 220m. All this is without considering what our summer transfer budget would be.

Look, I might be splitting hairs here but I don't think its as outlandish as what you might be thinking.

{Ed001's Note - and this is why we don't like talking money on here!}

6.) 04 Jun 2018 13:46:03
Jimmy you forgot to include Klopp's foot massage bill. The owners have been haemorrhaging debt at a rate of £500k a week since Klopp signed because of his crazy pedicure routine. Not including his foot massage agent, who also receives what is not an insignificant fee.

7.) 04 Jun 2018 16:06:15
Don't forget all the agent fees and taxes, as well as many other fees on top of all these (sign on bonus, registrations etc) transfers. That ain't no pocket change.

8.) 05 Jun 2018 09:13:10
You were very right. You shouldn't be talking about finances. You truly do not know how they work.



18 Jan 2018 11:49:35
Klopp has decided to not let Ben Woodburn go out on loan this window. Sunderland were one of the sides keen on signing him as Coleman is a huge fan.


1.) 18 Jan 2018 12:21:00
Would have loaned him to Sunderland. Would have been really good for him I believe.

2.) 18 Jan 2018 12:35:24
Sunderland is a terrible place for him to go at the minute i think.

3.) 18 Jan 2018 12:38:56
Not sure a championship relegation scrap would have been good for Ben. Especially at a club that can become toxic quite quickly.

4.) 18 Jan 2018 12:46:30
Whilst I agree that a loan is probably still best for him at this stage, I honestly think he can do a lot better than Sunderland. Kent and Grujic have joined Bristol and Cardiff - 2nd and 3rd placed teams in the championship I believe. Woodburn should be looking for similar, not a team that's on its way down. Just my opinion.

5.) 19 Jan 2018 01:01:32
Doubt Woodburn will be going to Sunderland, I seem to recall Coleman and Klopp having exchange about how much Wales should be using him, with Coleman telling Klopp to get lost pretty much, something tells me Klopp remembers that and won't be keen to help him.



16 Jan 2018 09:50:07
Simon Mignolet is conisdering his future after Jurgen Klopp made it clear Karius will now be his no 1 going forward. We all know he would most likely have been sold in the summer, but his recent comments means a January exit could be on the cards. Says he wants to play in the world cup and won't achieve that by being on the bench.


1.) 16 Jan 2018 10:05:11
He won't achieve that playing anywhere lol.

2.) 16 Jan 2018 10:06:28
He won't play in the world cup regardless, he is forever doomed to be a number 2 because he is ''crap''

3.) 16 Jan 2018 10:10:24
I must admit I thought it was very harsh for Klopp to tell him he isn’t number 1 for the remainder of the season, he is hoping for a World Cup spot after all and Karius is not the answer for us, good luck to him but I can’t see many clubs showing much interest.

{Ed002's Note - Klopp has done this on a number of occasions.}

4.) 16 Jan 2018 10:31:22
Jcw it's called being cruel to be kind.

5.) 16 Jan 2018 10:54:34
Ed002 is right. Klopp has flip-flopped with this goalkeeper situation a lot in the last 18 months. Many here believes Karius has done enough to get the spot, and obviously Klopp agrees, even though he declared that Mignolet was No. 1 after watching all 3 fight for the spot in pre-season. Ed002 has always asked us if Klopp lies to his players. That's the question I'm asking myself at this moment too.
Is Karius significantly better than Mignolet? We all have our opinions. Now Karius has the spot, and we'll support him as No. 1 until the end of the season, or until another Bournemouth happens, or whichever comes first!

6.) 16 Jan 2018 10:59:28
Migs thinks he is better than that fella from Chelsea - would love to know what magic pills he takes.

7.) 16 Jan 2018 11:10:26
Neither Karius or Migs have done enough to be able to guarantee themselves no1. Migs has been in this poor form for the last 18 months or so.

I don't think Migs has anyone but himself to blame for not being able to hold down no1 spot as his performances haven't been good enough. That being said I don't blame him for wanting to move on now given the situation. It is very clear to him and karius the club is looking for a new keeper at least in the summer.

Both will be thinking about there future as the club looks to someone else.

8.) 16 Jan 2018 11:16:37
So he told mignolet he would be first choice in the summer. and he has been. And then now he says mignolet won't be first choice for the remainder of the season. how is Klopp lieing to the players? He's being very honest with them - 'you were no1 now your not' is pretty honest if you ask me.
And if they aren't good enough, it doesn't matter what Klopp says to them, the club is more important.

{Ed025's Note - i agree TIA, things change all the time in football, no one should be guaranteed a place no matter how good they are, if a player is out of form they should be dropped and someone else given their chance..

9.) 16 Jan 2018 11:30:42
JCW I think players would prefer it that way? A manager to be open and honest with them.

{Ed002's Note - But not change his mind regualrly.}

10.) 16 Jan 2018 11:35:14
I totally agree with that Editor #25.

11.) 16 Jan 2018 11:59:43
What are the chances he already would leave this winter? Don't get me wrong. It's no wish of mine, and I know the clubs don't line up for his signature, but anyway. Do you think he might already leave this window?

{Ed002's Note - I think it unlikely.}

12.) 16 Jan 2018 12:01:45
Thing is tho, who would buy him. If any1 sensible has been watching how he plays they will see he hasn't been any good.

13.) 16 Jan 2018 12:17:26
Said it for months - Mignolet is a liability and needs to go. Must be on cloud cookoo land if he thinks he has a chance of being Belgiums number 1.

Whether Karius is the answer is yet to be seen. Still adapting, young and yet to have a run. He was well respected in Germany before coming here I recall eds? Good luck to the lad.

14.) 16 Jan 2018 12:38:36
Think its more the players form that changes Klopps mind rather than Klopp messing the player about, its only taken a very long few seasons for Migs to finally get the push, not sure I like how he has thrown his toys out the pram straight away though, like he has been amazing and couldn't surely be dropped.

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps he should stop blurting it out publically?}

15.) 16 Jan 2018 12:57:42
Finally some clarity on the issue. Good for all concerned and most of all the club.
Makes sense to support karius to the end of the season and give him a run of games as he is our champions league keeper. Looks to me like it was the plan all along to make karius no1 in January after easing him in.
Will support the slick German for the rest of the season and hopefully Simon can get a move in January somewhere he is wanted, I’ve slated him on many occasion but he is a red and has done his best even though he’s not up to scratch.
Really heartening to see long standing issues starting to being addressed regardless of how overdue they are.
We’re on the up.

16.) 16 Jan 2018 13:08:36
There are plenty of clubs below LFC’s level who would take Mignolet if they could afford. People do need to understand the difference between being a top level player and crap. There are a lot of levels between the two. Mignolet would have a chance at a berth in a fair few prem and too championship clubs. If they could afford and if he’d want it are a different matter. He isn’t a top keeper but he isn’t total crap either. Since someone above has managed to rip through all bar a few of the keepers in EPL and quite fairly in those cases, that should drop the penny with people that the standard of the likes of Karius and Migs isn’t unique to them, there are plenty around EPL who are similar standard or not much better. Finding the truly noticeably better and signing them is the challenge.

17.) 16 Jan 2018 13:03:01
Ed002 I don't really understand what significant consequence it causes if Klopp blurts it out publicly. At least blurting it out publicly this time forces fans to accept the reality and get behind Karius, rather than witch hunting him until the end of the season in the hope that trust old Mignolet is re-instated.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about - who mentioned a "significant consequence"?}

18.) 16 Jan 2018 13:04:44
Ok well at least that's one gone. All we can do is pray that Klopp doesn't see Karius as our number 1 for next season. Looks like he is going to get the rest of the season but he has none of the qualities needed to be an elite GK and I find it worrying that some one here believe he does. We have plenty of cash now, let's splash out on a world class keeper since we have addressed the most important issues with VVD and Keita.

19.) 16 Jan 2018 13:15:46
Palace want a keeper apparently. Maybe hodgy can do us a favour. He owes us big time! Also think he would suit their style more.

{Ed002's Note - They are already in talks with one goalkeeper and have an option lined up.}

20.) 16 Jan 2018 13:15:54
Ed25, agreed with you and TIA.
If telling someone you are number 1 and then can’t drop him or change the mind is lying, then maybe everybody on the bench and not first 11 should give up.
And if he keep saying that nobody is guaranteed a starting spot, he will also be accused of mis management by some and not not giving players confidence and by others keeping the players in their toes.
Different situation calls for different ways to handle.
And specific to MiG, there was no question he was number 1, uttered or otherwise.
He is as error prone if not more than Louvren and I am sure Louvren get dropped so much more.
He has only himself to blame.
I wish him luck for his advice but he is just not good enough.
If after 5 years, there’s still doubt and has not convince, he probably never will.
Xhaka’s goal to me is the last draw which I probably see at the amateur level only.

Karius, he made some mistakes.
But I rather bet on the unknown.
Even De Gea took many more games (probably 3 times as many) before he begin to prove himself able.
Let’s judge him at end of season.

21.) 16 Jan 2018 13:25:26
Ed002 unless I'm mistaken, you've said a few times that Klopp shouldn't publicly blurt out who is number one goalkeeper. What's the big deal if he does though?

{Ed002's Note - Who has mentioned anything about a "big deal"? Is there something wrong with you?}

22.) 16 Jan 2018 13:21:11
I admire Klopp, he's improved us 10 fold. Had couple of finals, OK didn't win but qualified for CL, through to the last 16 on course to qualify for CL again this season. HOWEVER I don't see his fascination with Karius. He's poor, nervous makes silly mistakes doesn't command like he should and unless he's a legend in training I can't see what he sees in him. Not that Mingolet is much better but for me clear all the keepers we have apart from maybe ward who I understand wants out and sign a good keeper.

23.) 16 Jan 2018 13:33:03
This is exactly the reason for playing Karius in CL, everyone criticised but it was obvious then, that klopp wanted to take a good look and occasions played well. Contrast that with Migs supposedly purpose trip against stoke and limp wrist against arsenal, his time was up. Karius made a mistake and is not the answer for 2019, but Klopp stating your my No.1 will give him confidence and concentrate on overall performance without thinking about being dropped following week.

24.) 16 Jan 2018 13:42:36
Ed, you're being a bit mean.

I just don't understand your strong objection to Klopp 'blurting it out publicly'

{Ed002's Note - You are making yourself look stupid - what "strong objection" is this? Were you banged on the head repeatedly as a child? If you were it is OK to admit it - most Liverpool supporters were it seems.}

25.) 16 Jan 2018 13:50:57
We've been here before with Karius. He was number one, was appalling so was dropped. Top 4 is so tight at the minute nows not the time to try him again. I'll get behind the kid and hope he does well but got a feeling this is going to be a big fat told you so!

26.) 16 Jan 2018 14:00:03
The problem over the past season and a half is that Klopp has been rotating 2 keepers, giving them chance after chance. I now think he has realised that none of them are up to scratch and he needs a top keeper. If he continues to play Migs then it would be same old same old, but by putting Karius in for league games Klopp is sending a message to the fans. It will be interesting to see who he plays in the champs league.

27.) 16 Jan 2018 14:02:41
"Perhaps he should stop blurting it out publically"

Why are you trying to alienate me ed?

{Ed002's Note - Because for reasons I don't understand you have invented terms like "significant consequence", "big deal" and "strong objection" making yourself look particularly stupid.}

28.) 16 Jan 2018 14:13:03
Ed002 maybe if i word it differently as you won't answer questions unless it's in black and white:
Your quote:
Ed002's Note - Perhaps he should stop blurting it out publically
What people wanna know:
Why have you suggested that Klopp should perhaps stop blurting it out publically?
I don't see the harm in it so long as he has told them beforehand. Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - The reason I would not answer the question is he was trying to put words in moy mouth. Klopp has made an embarrassment of himself and made it difficvult for the goalkeepers by saying who is #1, #2 and #3 for the season, then changing, then changing again and now switching again.}

29.) 16 Jan 2018 14:32:00
Surely you're just trying to wind me up Ed?

{Ed002's Note - No, you have being trying to put words in my mouth and you are looking very stupid.}

30.) 16 Jan 2018 14:42:33
------abuse deleted------and both accounts------------

31.) 16 Jan 2018 14:54:35
I'd rather he change the keeper and make an 'embarrassment of himself' than him be stubborn and not change the keeper when the original no1 hasn't been good enough.
Respect your views either way ED002, but I don't see it as embarrassing if he changes his mind and declares it. happens all the time in life - realise a mistake, change your mind and move forward OR realise a mistake, don't change your mind, be stubborn to save face and stagnate!

32.) 16 Jan 2018 15:16:40
I love thet "embarassment"of a man.

33.) 16 Jan 2018 15:30:25
I have today seen him linked with a move to Napoli for £20m. The price seems a bit high for a GK for a team like Napoli, so I don't think it is one that would happen but it would be a good move for him if it did. Sczescny wasn't great in the prem but has done very well for Roma and Juventus.

34.) 16 Jan 2018 15:28:34
In my mind, I am thinking in this specific case, what is Kloop to say?
I am pretty sure he is not like meeting a reporter and before being asked, state "Yes, Karius is number 1 for now".
Surely, he must have been asked the question "Why Karius? "

If we are not debating his decision to start with Karius, but his response to the question, what is is supposed to say:
1. I wake up this morning and I feel like doing so
2. Just like before, I think Mig is tired and I am resting him (like in Arsenal game) .
3. No specific reason
4. Karius is doing better in training is thus I am choosing him.
and etc.

Whatever his response, there will be criticism.
And whatever his response, he will blurting it out publicly.
I see nothing wrong therefore with what he said.

If we are debating his decision, we should look at Ed25's response, which agree.
Like I said in my earlier post, there will come a point in time (which we supporters are thinking that it has came too late) that Kloop will be writing Mig off.
The point in time is now, as it seemed from Kloop.

No matter how Karius is performing, I do see him staying between the post.
I am surmising that Ward might even get a game in place of Mig between now and end of season.

35.) 16 Jan 2018 15:13:42
"Were you banged on the head repeatedly as a child? If you were it is OK to admit it - most Liverpool supporters were it seems"

What is this for?
Having superior knowledge doesn't give anybody the right to insult millions and millions of people.

I think there was a certain degree of respect for the eds and that's why StableGenius asked those questions they way he asked. That's my surmise.

{Ed002's Note - You provide an excellent demonstration that many the Liverpool fans once known for their sense of humour have turned in to miserable damp patches.}

36.) 16 Jan 2018 16:05:37
Poor Klopp, its like Sophie's choice.

37.) 16 Jan 2018 16:46:50
Editor #2 is not wrong when he speaks about him and the GK situation. Klopp has fiddled about far too much with the goalkeepers and it is a bit embarrassing when you look at the way he's handled the whole situation. 'I'll buy Karius for number one spot' then it's 'ok I'll remove him from number one spot' followed by ' We'll rotate them! ' and finally ' Ok Karius can have the number one spot again' its been all over the place and it shouldn't of been handled like it has been, it should've been much simpler. You watch, Bogdan will be playing in a few weeks.

38.) 16 Jan 2018 16:51:50
Surely all keepers make mistakes. Some more than others. I have no real experience to base what I'm about to say on but I think it's the most difficult or least forgiving position in the game. People are quick to criticize but for a young lad he has lots to his game that in my opinion bode well for his future, nobody is perfect even the best make mistakes it's just when they do it usually results in an opportunity for the opposition rather than a goal. Nothing is to be gained by criticising every mistakes a player makes, especially a young player still learning his trade. I know I've made lots of mistakes in my life and if I received the level of abuse for every one then I'd imagine I would have a much harder time progressing than if shown some encouragement. A team is only as strong as it's weakest link but some links might seem weak now but will definitely be stronger each and every day that passes. If you can't support the team in the lows then don't bother celebrating the highs. I'm from Ireland but you'll never walk alone actually means something to me and that's that we support our players, all our players.

39.) 16 Jan 2018 16:30:45
Ed 02, what do you mean "very stupid"?

{Ed002's Note - I mean more than just plain "stupid" and less than "DF".}

40.) 16 Jan 2018 17:33:54
Migs had a poor first half of the season last year. But was very good in the second half and hid improved form was a huge influence on us making champions league. Bit again he has had a poor first half of the season. I would now give up on him.

41.) 16 Jan 2018 17:57:34
When reading a lot of these posts, I usually just look out for the eds replies. Especially ed02.
When reading his posts, it is usually followed by a sharp intake of breath as I'm not sure whether he is being serious or a WUM, it is then usually followed up with a giggle as I then read people losing their sh*t at ed02 responses and the DF's that have absolutely no sense of humour whatsoever.
Keep it up eds.

42.) 16 Jan 2018 14:09:26
Uggers. where is klopps obsession with Karius?! As far as I can recall, he played him 10 times and then dropped him for a whole season, then made him no2 start of the season and migs has failed to cement it so now he's allowing karius a chance? Surely you can see how this is a win win for everyone and in fact clever management? Karius either proves himself able, or he doesn't and Klopp then signs a top top keeper in the summer. So either way, Liverpool benefit.

43.) 16 Jan 2018 19:08:02
The De Gea comparisons are futile. De Gea was a young kid with a good reputation playing for Atletico Madrid. Lots of people had heard of him, hence the big fee United had to pay. He struggled when he came, mainly with physicality as he was roughed up at corners and set pieces. Once he bulked up he was fine.

How many of the Karius disciples on here had actually heard of him before we signed him? How many had seen him play? What has he done when he has been selected to warrant such faith? On Sunday, one save to make and he let it in.

If Klopp hadn’t signed him and he wasn’t German he wouldn’t be getting a sniff of a place.

I hope he proves me wrong but I won’t hold my breath.

44.) 16 Jan 2018 19:55:47
.................moronic post deleted from some ignorant dumb fuck who gets himself a new name and abuses and editor - this is why the Liverpool fans get the reputation that they do 0 the vegetables like you...........

45.) 16 Jan 2018 21:29:49
Lol roasted.



02 Jan 2018 13:35:00
Hi Eds,

Seen a lot of talk about Lemar still being on the radar especially if Coutinho is sold. I haven't seen him much this season but do you reckon Monaco will still be looking at £90m for him? How's his form been?
Fee seems a bit excessive but I am sure there will be people with better judgement around this transfer.


{Ed002's Note - Monaco are not looking to sell Thomas Lemar in January and have made it clear to a couple of interested sides - although they would no doubt think again should an obscene offer be made. I expect it will be different in the summer.}

1.) 02 Jan 2018 14:12:59
Ed002 - that quashes my take on wonderdogsparky. Wrongly assumed the reference to Percy was a gentle nod to the 1963 album A Look At Monaco by Percy Faith. Which obviously meant Lemar was the new room mate. You big tease :)

2.) 02 Jan 2018 14:50:02
That quashes my hopes of landing Lemar as replacement also Matthino.

3.) 02 Jan 2018 15:35:23
Why you lads dismissing our chances? They'd reconsider if someone offered a ridiculous amount. If Coutinho is off, I'm sure we'll be prepared to break the bank to sign a replacement.

Lemar and Brandt are still front runners in my opinion, with perhaps Draxler and Meyer as outside bets. Who knows though. There may be a completely new player in the frame since the last Sharkopod took place.

If Coutinho leaves though, I'm sure he'll be replaced. So don't get too down! The main fear is that we accept Rafinha as his replacement in a swap deal!

4.) 02 Jan 2018 15:51:58
Not dismissing it MK mate just going on what Monaco have said and what ed has explained above. They won't sell in Jan mate.

5.) 02 Jan 2018 16:09:17
I can't see that happening in regards to Rafinha MK, surely? It's concerning to say the least now you've said it. This month is going to be long until we know what's happening anyway, wish it'd all get sorted and we can flog Coutinho now get it over and done with. Surely Barcelona want the deal to happen ASAP, what are we waiting for, get it done!

6.) 02 Jan 2018 16:24:15
Let's hope not mate, but Rafinha is an attacking midfielder who can also play comfortably on either wing. So it is a concern for me that Klopp likes him. It may be seen as a quick Coutinho replacement who also won't be cup tied for the CL as he hasn't even played for Barcelona once this season.

Barca want rid and Klopp likes him. If Rafinha signs, i guess I'll shut up and support him until he gives me reason not to! I really don't think he's the right option though. Recent rumours suggest it could be a genuine option though! I have no idea what is wrong with Rafinha though. I cannot find any record of him even being on the bench this season.

7.) 03 Jan 2018 01:19:19
Why is insigne or forsberg not in consideration?




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24 Jul 2018 14:17:46
I still can't tell you guys how pleased I am that we got Alisson over Butland. I have become so conditioned over the last couple of seasons (Pre-Klopp) as a Liverpool fan that I am still not used to this new Liverpool. Getting our primary targets for huge sums of money instead of settling for second rates. Feels really good if this is a sign of things to come.


1.) 24 Jul 2018 14:57:19
Wouldn't mind Butland as Number 2.

2.) 24 Jul 2018 14:58:53
Butland wouldn’t want to come in as number 2.

3.) 24 Jul 2018 15:01:15
I wonder what will happen to butland?

4.) 24 Jul 2018 15:25:08
A few papers saying we might pick up Tim Krul on a free if Migs and Karius both leave, Butland might go to Chelsea if Courtois leaves.

5.) 24 Jul 2018 16:08:34
Butland is so underrated I hope he goes to a quality team and has a brilliant season. Hopefully not against us but would be good if he showed his quality.

6.) 24 Jul 2018 16:30:21
Interesting angle, Kieran.

I've also been wondering who we'll get as No 2, and indeed No 3 (although I'd like to give Grabara some experience there) .

Can't think who else is around that may fit that mould?

What about (leftfield! ) Kiko Castilla as our No 2? His contract is up in 2020 and he is already comfortable being No 2 at Real. He's not the best keeper in the world, but we already have that person as our No 1!


7.) 24 Jul 2018 16:31:02
Courtios is gone isn't he? I thought he'd already signed for madrid.

8.) 24 Jul 2018 17:00:07
Krul is a good player, has premier league experience, can help and guide Grabara and Kelleher towards the first team, happy to be part of a squad and try challenge the no.1 and he's free. Personality seems to be a big factor in Klopp picking up players and I've never heard of Krul acting poorly, like Karius has, to competition. If we do sign another keeper he'll be older and able to guide some of the younger players in the squad like Manninger did two seasons ago. That's the kind of profile that Klopp and Liverpool would be looking for.
Castilla is a good shout Zeddicus but I don't see that happening unfortunately, I think having some premier league experience is the key, maybe Tom Heaton?

9.) 24 Jul 2018 17:09:52
I think Krul might be a decent compromise, Kieran.

My thinking on Castilla was that he also has decent distribution, which Krul is not renowned for, so switching (or even starting the season) with someone other than Alisson may disrupt the rhythm?

Heaton would be great, but surely he wants to establish himself as a No 1 somewhere rather than sit on the bench. Especially at his age and with his prospects.

{Ed002's Note - Krul has moved elsewhere.}

10.) 24 Jul 2018 17:17:50
Ah, that's a shame! Norwich have the Krul!

So Casilla it is then! :D.

11.) 24 Jul 2018 17:25:35
Macca said he heard celleson was at Mel wood. Maybe he is signing as a back up gk. Doubt it.

12.) 24 Jul 2018 19:14:10
Blimey Robbie, that has been done to death and debunked by ed2 on who the player was lol.



21 Jul 2018 06:36:33
I think what hurts me the most about the Fekir deal is the fact that he was literally a Liverpool player - then he wasn't. I mean he'd already done the lean! Its like you're really hungry and someone serves you up your favorite dish, and you've soaked in the flavors already salivating, and right as you're about to dig in, they pull it away from you.
Anyways, no matter what happens, the squads already in a fantastic place. If Klopp truly meant no further signings are coming in then so be it. But this is a guy who named Danny Ward our new no 1 literally hours before agreeing a world record fee for Alisson so I'd take things at face value. Might not be Fekir coming in in the end (though a little part of me is still hopeful) but I think there could be one more in at that position.


1.) 21 Jul 2018 06:59:44
When did he name Danny Ward as number 1?

2.) 21 Jul 2018 07:46:56
Well tbf I didn't get a direct quote from Klopp but most reliable journos said he had named Ward his new number 1. I'm sure you can find it with a quick search. Which is why most fans thought the Alisson deal was dead.

3.) 21 Jul 2018 08:00:41
'most reliable journos'

Does that exist mate?

4.) 21 Jul 2018 08:27:19
The point still remains. Take what is said at face value. It was also said our interest in VVD was gone. Similar stuff with Keita. I'm just saying the Fekir deal feels dead but at the same time it doesn't. Or at least our summer ins.

5.) 21 Jul 2018 08:53:01
To be fair he wasn't wrong if he have said Ward would be competing for first choice this season.

Just at Leicester.

6.) 21 Jul 2018 09:26:39
Enough with this 'he said you'll be fighting for no. 1' crap already. If you are in the squad should someone really need to tell you that? Shouldn't that already be the aim? Danny Ward seems to be a good lad but we all need to realize that he CHOSE to leave for Leicester instead of continuing to fight for his place. Unless Schmeichel leaves chances are he'll still be a deputy there too.

7.) 21 Jul 2018 10:44:07
jcan, given how Ward was screwed over last season I only think it's fair that he left us for playing time.

8.) 21 Jul 2018 11:02:13
RC, was he screwed over or did he screw himself over and not try hard enough? there's a reason why he wasn't given his chances mate, there must be. Just guess work from me though because I have no idea what the situation was, I just feel he'd of got his chances if he'd of worked hard enough in training etc? surely? He didn't get a look in for a reason imo.

Still, a great move for all three parties, good for us getting that amount, Leicester because I see him impressing in the future and for Ward himself, maybe he'll get more playing time because after all Schmeichel is hardly world class.

9.) 21 Jul 2018 16:54:03
Salah, given how the whole goalkeeper situation was handled by Klopp last season (and prior to that), I wouldn't be surprised if Ward genuienly got screwed over. It just seems pretty illogical to me that he wasn't given the loan back to Huddersfield to further improve himself.

I see your point though mate, I'm unsure as to how much he applied himself or had the level to overtake both Mignolet and Karius. But given how much time we had a mistake prone Mignolet between the sticks, to me it seems like it all comes down to poor management in the end. When Mignolet finally got replaced Klopp almost had to play his own buy in Karius (who in the end deservedly made it his own spot), but to me it just doesn't seem like Ward had much of a chance to get a look in to begin with.

Totally agree about last part. Going to Leicester is a great move and I think he'll take Schmeichel's spot in the very near future.



07 Jun 2018 20:33:10
Eds, curious as to what your thoughts on Handanovic are? He's been constantly amongst the best keepers in the Serie A over the last couple of seasons and I wonder if you reckon he could be a good alternative to Alisson if his price proves to be a sticking point ( Im assuming he would cost less) .


{Ed001's Note - he is in his 30s mate. While he has been a great keeper, he is missing that little something that makes a keeper top class. Plus Inter would not let him go cheap, so he would be comparatively expensive, when his age is taken into consideration.}



07 Jun 2018 21:12:15
Fekir deal done. Great stuff from Edwards. Medical tonight.




06 Jun 2018 18:33:29
If we are indeed looking for a back up name, I am surprised we haven't gone back in for Quincy Promes. He seemed quite close to signing at one point. Very good player who wouldn't cost too much. Destroyed Sevilla in the CL which is always a good thing. Plus, he's been linked to Southampton so it'd save us all the trouble of signing him for 3x the fee from them 2 years later :P.


1.) 06 Jun 2018 19:06:54
IMO, Quincy Promes is old news and we have moved on from such players cos he ain't all that. There are better back up options out there and the scouting dept. need to do their jobs.

2.) 06 Jun 2018 19:43:27
Our front three last season seem nailed on starters next season. I think we’d all agree. The attitude they have for the system and the players around them is enough but the results cement it. How easy is it to attract a player of high quality who’s age meant they’d require minutes of game time and want to progress.
I get most have huge egos they’d think they’d walk into our front line but reality sets in. I think imo it would be massively difficult to convince such a player to join. Not the club, it’s history or how well we are progressing or Klopp or money. We want the quality with the right attitude o not disrupt the current set up.
I can’t think of a player at Promes stage who wants regular playing time to play regular at international level to risk a season as bit part.
Simon I understand as he’s not there yet and potentially could get there. Dembele? Why swap his situation at Barcelona for similar here? Same with Promes he’s pretty much proven he should go somewhere like Saints or where he can regularly perform so that he’s seen as an upgrade to a forward line like ours not as back up.




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26 Apr 2019 15:30:51
I thought we were done with the banter era days? He's not the level of player we should be looking at even as back up.




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09 Sep 2018 06:57:45
Geez, leave Fabinho out of this would you? He hasn't even played a single competitive game for us and people are talking like we are looking to offload him already.




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06 Aug 2018 12:10:54
Agreed with all that except Klavan. Our CBs are all very injury prone and we could really do without losing another if no replacement is coming in.




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06 Aug 2018 12:08:52
Fekir could literally come out and say he'll be staying at Lyon for the upcoming season and some fellas on here would still be like 'So you're telling me there's a chance? '




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24 Jul 2018 14:11:08
James Pearce has said Sturridge is staying. Personally I love Sturridge so would be good to have him around the team. We all hope he can stay injury free. We say it every season. A fit Sturridge is world class. And the sad truth is its probably not going to happen. But in the words of Micheal Scott, I am ready to get hurt again.





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21 Jul 2018 08:27:19
The point still remains. Take what is said at face value. It was also said our interest in VVD was gone. Similar stuff with Keita. I'm just saying the Fekir deal feels dead but at the same time it doesn't. Or at least our summer ins.




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21 Jul 2018 07:46:56
Well tbf I didn't get a direct quote from Klopp but most reliable journos said he had named Ward his new number 1. I'm sure you can find it with a quick search. Which is why most fans thought the Alisson deal was dead.




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25 Jan 2016 09:57:15
28m won't cut it. They're asking for 38m. I don't see how they'll drop it that low considering they literally have no reasons to sell the player.

Owner is rich, he is their best player, could easily move for that amount in the summer if he keeps up performances.




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07 Aug 2015 09:08:20
Think Vigoroux to Swindon was more or less confirmed as well.




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25 Jul 2015 10:33:41
We'll play 60 odd games next season. There'll be more than enough games to go round for everyone. I expect the personnel to change depending on the opponent, injuries and player fitness. It's a good problem to have.