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23 Sep 2015 22:05:03
Might be a difficult one to answer but since Ancelotti had an issue with his health and needed surgery or something (I think), does anyone know if that was done and the sabattical was just for R&R? Really what I mean is he healthy enough to take up a position? Thanks a bunch Reds.

Licky Lambert



01 Feb 2015 10:25:51
Eds do you think Dortmund could get cannibalised by other clubs in the summer? Even if the finish alright?

Licky Lambert

{Ed002's Note - It is already known that a number of players including Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mat Hummels, Gundogan and Reus will leave. They will be doing some work on the team.}

1.) 01 Feb 2015 20:02:46
Any idea what's gone so wrong with them ed I mean they were class not long ago ! ! !

{Ed002's Note - It is different for each player.}

2.) 01 Feb 2015 20:40:19
Dezyboy, It seems like when they sell players that they go for the vheaper option to replace ie ( Immobile in for Lewandowski ) and they have had bad injuries.

3.) 02 Feb 2015 02:09:55
Sound familiar? OmalleyLFC lol

4.) 02 Feb 2015 08:26:01
Interesting, thanks a bunch Ed002.



02 Jan 2015 19:52:48
Eds how many can you see going out the door in the summer? And do you think, more importantly, the wage bill can be wrangled under control then? Not really looking for names or numbers just do you think it can be addressed in one window. Thanks a bunch as always, and all the best for the new year, Eds 001 and 002 in particular for all the work you put in to the posts.

Licky Lambert

{Ed002's Note - The summer is a long way off. I appreciate the fans want to change all of the players every year and then blame another year on transition on the poor results. Fortunately the owners are not quite as dumb as the fans.}

1.) 02 Jan 2015 22:45:58
Without mentioning numbers so as not to upset some;

"High" earners leaving/current contract expiring: Gerrard & Johnson

"Medium" earners likely to be leaving/contract expiring: Toure, Lucas, Skrtel, Enrique

"Medium-low" earners likely to be leaving/contract expiring: Aspas, Borini, Assaidi, Jones

Likely selection of younger players on first team contracts moving on: Wisdom, Alberto, Suso

I think a large chunk will be wiped off the wage bill through Gerrard, Johnson & Toure's contract expiring.

With the other players, my guess is that we won't be selling many for profit, some we may even have to let go for nothing/make a wage contribution for remaining term on contract.

I assume we will have a few players going on to improved contracts: Sterling, Flanagan, Coutinho,

2.) 02 Jan 2015 23:00:42
Personally, I reckon our squad is probably too big and an awful loot are obviously not of the quality we need. We need a good dig out and a smaller but higher quality pool.

3.) To be fair, I don't feel we really need to add anyone apart from the departing free agents and even then, that's up for debate as to whether they need replacing or not. Can in for Gerrard, Flanagan in for Johnson and do we really need another CB? The way it's looking at the minute, Rodgers may not be manager come next season, so I would expect us to improve defensively with or without signings, if Rodgers is to leave.

4.) 03 Jan 2015 02:17:49
ForzaRed. Do you not think Wisdom will be given a chance next year!? Having a good loan season of consistent PL football! I would have him back now over Johnson, Skrtel and Lovren! I also think he is a far better defender than Flanagan, whom I think is very much over-rated.

5.) 03 Jan 2015 08:11:54
Flanagan is overrated ?! yous is going to be a hard person to impress

6.) 03 Jan 2015 10:05:18
Unfortunately Flan lacks real pace and will always be caught out. Doesn't have the physique for CB to emulate Carra either

7.) 03 Jan 2015 20:14:16
Thanks guys, Forza in particular. ;) I wasn't trying to sound like I want players gone or think everyone of our players should be tossed for not being good enough, I'm actually optimistic the youngsters and the first team squad has a very strong backbone to build from, was really just wondering if the wage bill could be brought under control in one window since we're currently spending too much.



31 Jan 2014 20:49:03
I've looked on that Russia 24 sport website, it didn't mention anything about Kono, even searched it in his Ukrainian name and all that came up was a Euro 2012 article. Great work Eds, almost across the line, hope you take a well deserved rest. especially if we don't sign Kono. ;)

Licky Lambert

1.) It is on there and says deal is complete, I even sent it to a Russian friend to translate and it confirms done deal. So many conflicting reports though, so who knows

2.) Check again. It is mentioned. If you rely on Google translate it is not easy to find. If you speak Ukrainian/Russian it is easy to find.



02 Jan 2014 23:34:29
Eds any clubs looked at Jordy Clasie? Not sure how he progressed but he was a defensive midfield prospect a while back. Cheers, good work, and here's to fruitful new year.

Licky Lambert

{Ed002's Note - Feyenoord's Clasie remains a target for Fiorentina but a January move is very unlikely.}

1.) Clasie is not good AT ALL. I live in holland, I see him every week he has not progressed one bit since 2011. in fact he got worse. I know we won't go for him and i'm glad we won't

2.) I heard Claise described as ''the Dutch version of Lee Cattermole'' I couldn't help but laugh when I read that.




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21 Jan 2016 19:44:19
Sorry for what will probably be a difficult post to answer. Eds do you think if Liverpool are looking at certain players (Teixeira) that would cost a fair amount that they're confident that certain deals can be struck with regards to outgoings? It just seems, and I guess the summer is more likely, a foolish thing to do to spend money while we're are under financial strain as it is. All the best, thanks a bunch. Awesome work as usual.

Licky Lambert

{Ed001's Note - not so sure about that, FSG have shown little signs of prudent financial foresight with the club. It seems to be just a hope that rising revenue will keep the club going.}

1.) 21 Jan 2016 20:05:44
He would cost some serious money, but he is world class talent. What was the use of paying 27 mill on Lallana and back out from Tex?

{Ed002's Note - Tex?}

2.) 21 Jan 2016 20:24:15
Thanks Ed001, I guess they're open to spending if its deemed right or necessary, hopefully they know what they're doing and can get some cash flow in from outgoings.

3.) 21 Jan 2016 20:09:09
Teixiera Ed02. I would love him at Liverpool. He is a top class talent and I have hardly seen you praising players. It's such shane we wasted our money elsewhere.

4.) 21 Jan 2016 22:00:18
ED001 and 2

correct me if I am wrong here, or slightly off the mark, but it is my understanding, that when the books are looked at again to see if we are within the FFP constraints, it will be period from June 01st 2014 to June 01st 2015 (? )

So, if we were to be successful in signing Teixeria ( or any other player for that matter) for a huge transfer fee, adding to that agents fees, taxes, wages etc, the club would need some significant outgoings in this January window to recoup a large proportion of the cost of the Teixera deal to the club, as it cannot be offset against potential outgoings from July 01st 2015 (summer transfer window)


{Ed002's Note - Or other income.}

5.) 21 Jan 2016 22:22:36
Income generated within that definitive period. not potential income outwith ED?

{Ed002's Note - Money could probably be brought forward from next season to offset further loans.}

6.) 21 Jan 2016 23:00:54
Is the overall allowable debt, within one assessment period still at £45m ED?

I read somewhere it us to be lowered to £30m for the 2016 / 2017 period to tighten it up again . have I got that right ED002?

{Ed002's Note - You are mixing up several things. Debt (what clubs owe to owners, banks etc.), deficit (the amount of money that can be injected by owners to top up transfer funds) and currencies (€ and GBP).}

7.) 21 Jan 2016 23:30:08
Ed002 would it be fair to presume at some point in the near future we will be very careful with our spending, with very few incomings over a few windows? Similar to Arsenal after they built the Emirates if you get me.

{Ed002's Note - The club has been living well beyond its means and hence has built very significant debt. Debt is further increasing for other reason but will be eased going forward. With additional income coming next season the club will be in a better position financially but critically has this debt which they will need to start paying down. It has been a moneypit for the owners and financially mismanaged in desperation for on field success to match off field commercial success.}



26 Dec 2015 21:40:52
Well MOTD should be thoroughly entertaining tonight, only downside is the Bluenoses managed to win it right at the death against Newcastle. Onwards and upwards!

Licky Lambert



07 Dec 2015 15:41:48
Ed001 do you think Origi will be second choice behind Sturridge now? And will Klopp look to get Hendo fit and in the team asap to replace Milner? Thanks again. Keep up the great work.

Licky Lambert

{Ed001's Note - it is a squad game, it doesn't work like that. Klopp will use what is available to him when he believes they are needed.}

1.) 07 Dec 2015 16:52:05
I just think Benteke dosent suit the high pressing game Klopp wants, is he willing to learn who knows he has only been with the club a matter of months so patience is needed with him. He was a question mark of a buy even when rodgers was there as the fast forward isn't his game, but he is here now so we either play to his ability or we use him as an expensive plan B. i would like to see both him and sturridge up top see what they can come up with together. Klopp said the lewondoski only scored 8 goals in his first season when he was bought and look at him now, don't get me wrong i am not saying Klopp will strike twice in the sense of making benteke as good as lewondoski but it is obvious klopp knows how to make a good striker. It is a shame that Danny S is so injury prone because that is one player i could see Klopp making world class.

2.) 07 Dec 2015 18:34:26
My money is on Ings to become world class under Klop.

3.) 07 Dec 2015 21:20:31
ings world class? no. A valuable squad member who can always be relied on more than origi and benteke? yes.



09 Oct 2015 16:05:01
Just a suggestion. In the podcast I'd imagine you'll be talking about Klopp (if it isn't already done). Could you talk about the possibility of Stevie joining the staff at some point too? And how that would go down, would his influence be problematic?

Licky Lambert

{Ed001's Note - what possibility? I mean you would be talking well into the future, seems a bit pointless as of now to discuss it.}

1.) 09 Oct 2015 17:07:20
What about the footbanaut, I wonder if he'll bring that in lol

2.) 09 Oct 2015 17:29:52
If Stevie fits the profile for a role the club particularly want then why not? But do not bring in a legend just for the sake of it. The coaching team needs to be comfortable around each other, and no one is big enough to just waltz in and disturb the harmony. It all comes down to whether Stevie learns from his new experiences and has the necessary tools to make a difference to the club than just being brought back as a charity case.

3.) 09 Oct 2015 17:58:22
True Ed. It just came to mind and was a bit worrying if Gerrard has significant influence at the club which could cause difficulties. Thanks for the reply and I look forward to the podcast.

{Ed001's Note - I doubt that would be any issue for Klopp, he is a very forceful personality.}



07 Oct 2015 21:36:50
Would just like to say I really enjoyed Ed23's article, well written and summed up Rodger's tenure well. Well done. ;)

Licky Lambert

{Ed023's Note - Thank you}

1.) 08 Oct 2015 11:46:37
yeah ill second that. thanks for your time Ed23




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02 Apr 2016 14:43:19
I remember a while ago some of the Eds said that the club has tightened up considerably in terms of disclosing information, not much gets out now, it would be coming from Goetzes end. As such without that link to the club anymore the likes of Pearce and Barrett aren't necessarily right. Though I'm not sure.

Licky Lambert



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06 Feb 2016 21:11:26
It looked like he had the ball and still let it trickle into his own net. It looked like he just stood there looking at the second goal, though the defenders have to do better there, Defoe shouldn't have been able to receive the ball never mind turn and shoot with it.

Licky Lambert

{Ed001's Note - he defo had the first one, it was embarrassing.}



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09 Jan 2016 16:40:55
I don't really understand that if its true, makes no sense to me, why not just utilise Firmino or the younger lads if we're desperate for a striker?

Licky Lambert



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24 Dec 2015 21:21:16
Thanks a bunch Ed002, I'm guessing most of our business will wait til the summer though, I just can't see there being many outgoings and incomings. By the way are Grujic's wages ridiculously large? Comparable to our highest earners or just big for such a young kid? Only if you can disclose of course. Thanks again Ed002, Merry Christmas.

Licky Lambert

{Ed002's Note - They are well beyond what would be expected for a kid making such a step up.}



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04 Jul 2015 10:04:28
Why Liverpool? Didn't Ed002 say a while back the club have offices in London now?

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30 Apr 2017 18:40:17
With only a few games left you have to hope the players will give their all to get it done, absolutely no room for mistakes or inept performances now. COME ON YOU REDS!

Licky Lambert



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02 Jan 2017 11:18:37
6 points off them in early January and you'd concede the title? Really? We take them all the way, if they win it they win it, all dues to them. But I really don't think they're that good to simply walk away with it. It's not over until it's over.

Licky Lambert



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24 Aug 2016 11:01:01
I think if we are to be successful, however that is, Henderson will be an integral part to that. I think Klopp is being a little naive (though perhaps Can and Grujic aren't quite ready to be selected just yet) in going for players that offer nothing in midfield based on them offering 'energy'. I think the team should be more balanced, Origi should start most games, and at least two effective mids should play (Stewart? ) . This begs the question why was Wijnaldum signed? That really makes no sense at all.

Licky Lambert



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14 Aug 2016 19:13:54
Clyne got an assist but was poor today, slowed down attacks frequently, made poor passes and defensively struggled.

Licky Lambert



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12 Aug 2016 20:23:29
Ed001 I think last season people were saying that the Leicester lads would be given days off. Do you think that could help at the tail end of a season if fatigue eventually does set in? Even with the tough sessions its only a few games left to go, and then it can start right up again by the following preseason.

Licky Lambert

{Ed001's Note - they got a few days off but so did every team when there was a gap in the schedule. The difference was they worked harder, particularly in preseason, to improve their fitness levels.}