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03 Jul 2018 17:56:59
Hope i am wrong but it looks like its
Cillessen, supposedly at Melwood

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

1.) 03 Jul 2018 18:05:52
If so. let’s get behind him and don’t start him off with setting him up to fail with the barrage of negativity. anyone ever thought this is part of the reason not many of our GK’s succeed?!?


2.) 03 Jul 2018 18:07:32
Soon find out I suppose.


3.) 03 Jul 2018 18:23:37
Totally agree c3883r, if he does sign, let's get behind him.


4.) 03 Jul 2018 18:27:41
Interesting, this rumours has been doing the rounds on Twitter but James Pearce has refuted it.


5.) 03 Jul 2018 18:28:33
If it's true and it is the goal keeper we sign then let's suport him. Klopp obviously rates him and u trust in Klopp. Thanks for the info Macca. YNWA.


6.) 03 Jul 2018 18:29:01
Great to hear from you Macca! Thank you.


7.) 03 Jul 2018 18:33:56
Isn't he a bit short?


8.) 03 Jul 2018 18:36:45
I'll support him and i trust Klopp! Just a bit dissapointed from what i've seen of him. That was mostly a few years ago in fairness.


9.) 03 Jul 2018 18:40:18
Could you be wrong, Macca?


10.) 03 Jul 2018 18:43:10
To be fair I used to rate him, I'll get behind any signing. Ynwa.


11.) 03 Jul 2018 18:45:50
Thanks for the info, Macca. If he joins, of course we support him, but I would say he is no better a 'keeper than Butland.


12.) 03 Jul 2018 18:48:03
Really hope he proves me wrong, im sure VVD and Wignaldum have talked well of him. doesn't look like it will be an extortionate fee either.


13.) 03 Jul 2018 19:18:52
Interesting Macca. Especially as its been dismissed down the page.


14.) 03 Jul 2018 19:05:20
Regardless of the player, always great to hear from you Macca.

Thanks for the info.

{Ed002's Note - Worrying with the unresolved spelling issue.}


15.) 03 Jul 2018 19:10:30
trust klopp? didn't he choose karius, he's the lad half this forum say isn't good enough.


16.) 03 Jul 2018 19:10:37
He’s not a top class keeper by any stretch. Same mistake we always make and I’d we pay £30m, we’ll be mugged. Makes all the mistakes that Mignolet and Karius get slaughtered for.


17.) 03 Jul 2018 19:13:10
9pm announcement.


18.) 03 Jul 2018 19:10:30
trust klopp? didn't he choose karius, he's the lad half this forum say isn't good enough.


19.) 03 Jul 2018 19:10:37
He’s not a top class keeper by any stretch. Same mistake we always make and I’d we pay £30m, we’ll be mugged. Makes all the mistakes that Mignolet and Karius get slaughtered for.


20.) 03 Jul 2018 19:13:10
9pm announcement.


21.) 03 Jul 2018 19:45:47
Is that a 9pm announcement to bury the bad news?


22.) 03 Jul 2018 19:53:06
I’m disappointed in the club if they sign him- not because of the lad because, but in karius I still believe he is the best option in today’s market. But hey, as long as we shell out many millions that we really can’t afford so the hate mongers will be happy then I suppose it’s a good day right? I might add that as much as klopp has made some right moves and I think he’s a very good manager, he did drop mignolet about 6 months too late and kind of screwed around ward.


23.) 03 Jul 2018 19:53:28
I'm fine aslong as it's not more than 20 million.

That's not the greatest move though.


24.) 03 Jul 2018 19:57:04
What I will say is city smashed the world record for a goal keeper and won he league.

If we signed someone of top quality for 60 million you can get 10 or more years from a keeper so it's 6 mil a year to have you go position sorted. Not bad e. g.


25.) 03 Jul 2018 20:52:10
Thanks for the info Macca, let's see how this one goes.


26.) 03 Jul 2018 21:19:02
Macca, love ya to bits mate, but hope you’re wrong.

{Ed002's Note - You want to be his Jones Crusher?}


27.) 03 Jul 2018 21:25:39
Nah, it’s ok ed002. I’ll dodge that if it’s all the same!


28.) 03 Jul 2018 22:11:45
You no anything of it Ed?

{Ed001's Note - nope.}


29.) 03 Jul 2018 22:27:17
lol. ill get behind him. until he's crap like migs and karius.


30.) 03 Jul 2018 22:42:13
This fella literally posts whatever is on twitter (Graeme Kelly) . Pearce refuted this within the hour, said rumours are nonsense. Even Kelly used it in passing as 3rd party, unreliable as ever.


31.) 03 Jul 2018 22:58:52
Ed’s would he be coming in as a number would you think?

{Ed002's Note - A number?}


32.) 03 Jul 2018 22:55:41
If we all get behind him it will make the goal a lot smaller and he will get more clean sheets 👍.


33.) 03 Jul 2018 23:04:10
Hi ed have you heard any whispers about cillessen? Has there even been talks with Barcelona?

{Ed002's Note - Macca has told you is is meant to be at Melwood.}


34.) 03 Jul 2018 23:43:20
Kloppsboss city did not smash the world record for a keeper, that is still buffon, but is proof you can get a good keeper without paying 60-80m, but seemingly our brilliant scouts can't find one,


35.) 04 Jul 2018 06:01:51
I posted a GK breakdown on the 31st May and said that it looks like it will be Cillessen that we end up with and enquiries and conversations have begun. Not my first choice but I’m not a manager so in Klopp I trust.


36.) 04 Jul 2018 06:23:31
Thanks macca all news is good news.


37.) 04 Jul 2018 07:53:13
Cillessen is worse than what we already have and he has barely played any meaningful football in two years, we should not even consider him an option, he’s poor on crosses, he is poor on penalties (substituted at a penalty shoot out for the Netherlands no less), his decision making is suspect, his handling is poor and he has all the presence of a carrier bag blowing in the wind. We would be better saving £30m and giving Karius and Ward a chance, Cillessen would not be a starter at any of the other top teams in this country and at 29 he is not suddenly going to get better.


38.) 04 Jul 2018 08:03:00
Ed1 have you seen this lad play much? if so is there any chance you could add him to your player profile list please? I have only seen him play a handful of times so can't really have an opinion on him.

StraightTalk, ridiculous post, that is all.

{Ed001's Note - I have seen him a fair bit years ago, but he has barely played first team football over the last season or two, so it would be based on old observations of him. I will add him to the list anyway.}


39.) 04 Jul 2018 08:13:41
Thanks Ed mate, appreciated.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}


40.) 04 Jul 2018 08:28:05
You would assume if this is correct that he would be coming to back up/ challenge karius if he has barely played in the last two seasons?


41.) 04 Jul 2018 08:50:34
£30m is a lot to play back up.


42.) 04 Jul 2018 09:21:47
Remember the old "i, double s, i, double s, i, double p, i" mnemonic from school so you could remember how to spell Mississippi?
It works similarly with Cillessen too - 'i, double l, e, double s, e'.

Mind you, I have a fantastic picture of the Kop singing "give me a C, give me an I, and then a long pause before the song peters out, haha.


43.) 04 Jul 2018 09:44:27
Got to be honest I’d prefer Butland.

Cillessen looks like he’s cut from the same cloth as Karius and Mignolet i. e. springs on the palms of his hands and looks like you could do him a serious injury if you sneeze in the box.


44.) 04 Jul 2018 10:28:43
At 6'1", Cillessen would be one of the shortest keepers in the EPL. Not sure how important height to a GK performance. All I can say is that Cillessen looks like a little boy when compared to De Gea or Courtois.


45.) 04 Jul 2018 11:09:18
PowerLFC if his performances for Barca, Ajax and Netherlands are anything to go by we will be in trouble any time a ball comes into the box.


46.) 04 Jul 2018 11:41:00
I think if he was in fact there, we’d of heard something by now.

{Ed002's Note - From whom?}


47.) 04 Jul 2018 12:35:17
From you Ed002 lol, you would no about it surely by now mate and shared it with us?

{Ed002's Note - Macca has told you about him supposedly being at Melwood. I am not going to be played off against Macca again.}


48.) 04 Jul 2018 13:07:57
Well Jimbo's said it's hogwash. So I guess Macca was mistaken.


49.) 04 Jul 2018 13:18:10
Faor enough Ed002. Appreciate what your saying mate.


50.) 04 Jul 2018 14:34:15
Always appreciate Macca's posts but hope this one is way off. We're deluded if we think he is an upgrade on what we have. Isn't this the keeper van gaal subbed for penalties a few years back and preferred Tim Krul!?
Feel like we have missed a trick with the likes of Rui Patricio going on a free to Wolves and we're paying £20+ million for a lad who has warmed the bench at Barcelona for 2 seasons.
Disappointing if true.
J.

{Ed002's Note - Patricio wasn't free.}


51.) 04 Jul 2018 14:55:19
The club? If he was in fact at melwood, he would be having a medical wouldn’t he? So I’d of thought the day after the club would of announced it.

{Ed002's Note - It doesn't really work like that.}


52.) 04 Jul 2018 15:45:30
It looks like the disagrees have it by a nose. (Not one of the more popular Macca posts unfortunately)


53.) 04 Jul 2018 15:58:04
Ah ok no problems Ed2, in your opinion do you think it will happen?

{Ed002's Note - I am not the one to ask this question of.}


54.) 04 Jul 2018 16:53:51
No problem mate, appreciate it anyway.


55.) 04 Jul 2018 17:55:01
Why would he be at melwood also bit ironic how this was all over Twitter first.


 

 

06 Jun 2018 23:24:48
Firstly i would like to clear a few things up, there are absolutely no problems with ed02, his knowledge impresses me all of the time.

I don't post things on the site for any form of notoriety, i don't have a twitter account, i have no interest in that, i have known ed01 a long long time and like to pass on what i am told from time to time, things very much change in the football world, we all know that and the information is getting tougher to find out. For instance i hadnt heard a thing about Fabinho.

Liverpool have about 3 or 4 players in each postion that they are looking at.

Butland was very close to being completed, he was even house hunting, that was before the champions league final, maybe now they feel that they need to try for somebody else, Alisson .

I was also told that Klopp really wants Tarowski and will even wait till Jan to sign him, again things change, i know he is very highly rated by the players.

I also belive Fekir will happen, not so sure about Dembele now, they where looking at a loan with an option to buy, but that may change if Griezman doesn't move to Barca, there are so many moving parts.

One thing i know is that i very much trust in Klopp.

Hope this clears things up a little.

Keep up the good work eds.

Cheers
Macca.

Macca

{Ed002's Note - Thanks Macca.}


1.) 06 Jun 2018 23:35:08
Thank you as always Macca!


2.) 06 Jun 2018 23:36:56
Cheers Macca 👍.


3.) 06 Jun 2018 23:41:26
Honestly hope we dodge Tarkowski. He’s a terrible player. Michael Keane mk2.


4.) 06 Jun 2018 23:42:03
Great post. Thanks for the information. Totally agree about the Klopp comment towards the end.


5.) 06 Jun 2018 23:53:07
Great post mate some folks on here believe it's their give right to have a pop at anyone. I for one and I believe I speak for 99% that we appreciate all info from edds and Macca. It's a rumours site but sometime the truth gets in way lol.

Please please keep up the fantastic work and don't let the trolls bring us down.

YNWA.


6.) 06 Jun 2018 23:56:22
Thanks Macca. Gutted you felt you even had to comment on the Ed002 thing, I don’t think anybody other then the knuckle draggers suggested there was an issue.

As with the Ed’s, thanks as always for your wonderful input.


7.) 06 Jun 2018 23:59:01
As always, very much appreciated Macca. Thanks mate.


8.) 07 Jun 2018 00:01:52
Think I must be the only person who likes Tarkowski on this website. Anyway, thanks Macca!


9.) 07 Jun 2018 00:54:22
Tarkowski is slow, cumbersome, has poor decision making, his passing is terrible and he supports Manchester United. Plenty of reasons to dodge him. Remember Michael Keane. It’s not the players at Burnley, it’s the system. Take those players and play them in a more open system and their flaws are exposed. Tarkowski looked well out of his depth playing for England.


10.) 07 Jun 2018 01:09:46
Nice one macca. Alison and fekir plus keita and fahbinio would be great imo.


11.) 07 Jun 2018 01:19:47
Thank you very much for posting Macca. Any information is very much appreciated regardless of how any of the deals turn out. You and ed2 posting are just two of the many reasons why this site is without doubt, the most informed site on the web and to any genuine football fan- a port of call in this day and age where truth is so hard to find.


12.) 07 Jun 2018 01:44:39
Thanks for the info macca, always appreciated! You're a legend mate!


13.) 07 Jun 2018 02:06:17
Mr shankly, most players look out of there depth playing for England. Lol.
Maybe as you say the system he plays in makes him look slow and cumbersom? Give the scathing put downs and opinions a rest. It's not needed. Not just you, but its getting boring and eye rollingly frustrating to read all the time.


14.) 07 Jun 2018 03:53:34
Thanks Macca - what is clear is that you have very good intel and together with Ed02’s encyclopedic knowledge we are very lucky to have you both providing information for free.

In a fast changing transfer market where information is often imperfect and out of date in a matter of days or weeks, we understand you won’t won’t always be getting the same info and those individuals that use one to try discredit the other should be removed from the site.

Appreciate what you, and all the Ed’s do.


15.) 07 Jun 2018 05:37:13
The Mac is back, no need to explain your self Macca your football nouse is doubtless and your will to give informative and concise football direction is a joy to those of us with a brain, being a long time reader and disciple of these pages Ivan honestly say sometimes the silence can be deafening but the wait for one of your postages is worth it, cheers ears.


16.) 07 Jun 2018 05:38:17
Legend 🙌.


17.) 07 Jun 2018 06:15:04
I have complete sympathy for Klopp and would love to meet the guy who is pushing him to sign Tarkowski. I am surprised he is rated by the players.


18.) 07 Jun 2018 06:36:38
Id rather sign Tarkowski than shaqiri.

And id rather sign on the dol than watch Tarkowski

I hope ypu understand how much i dislike shaqiri.


19.) 07 Jun 2018 06:40:32
Thank you so much sir!
You are like Moses' burning bush to most of us here (bible reference 😁)
Respectfully to everyone, after so many great transfer calls since he arrived, we all should be yelling "We're not worthy! " When discussing Klopp transfer targets.
If he wants Tarkowski, I blindly believe it's for a reason.


20.) 07 Jun 2018 07:30:37
Thank you Macca and Ed’s, what a top top job you do and all us real fans really appreciate it!


21.) 07 Jun 2018 08:17:52
I’m a huge fan of the page and have the maximum respect for the time and effort put in by all. As the owner and admin of a couple of large betting pages that are active in bringing people real time information I can tell you that it takes real dedication, patience and effort to do what these guys do and the best admins do it out of love for the subject and nothing else.

I’ve always found that the more information from differing sources the better and that’s what we have here.

Keep up the great work.


22.) 07 Jun 2018 09:03:26
Cheers Macca 👍.


23.) 07 Jun 2018 09:04:21
Eds and Macca are obviously legends.


24.) 07 Jun 2018 09:47:16
Cheers Macca, its always lifts the viewers when you post and we know you're just passing on what you know, but its nice that you cleared a few things up. Thanks.

After seeing what Klopp has been building and the areas we have been struggling in relating to squad depth and first team quality in the middle of the park, A summer where we see Fabinho, Keita and Fekir come in is the stuff of dreams to be honest.

Add to that a real top drawer, undisputed number one in our team goal keeper and then you have a squad able to compete with anyone.

Four tip top players, no fillers, no weaker substitutes. That rarely happens at Liverpool in one window so please Fekir and Alisson, Sign on the line!


25.) 07 Jun 2018 10:28:40
Macca and the Ed’s clearly know more than the tabloids. Whoever Klopp signs is good for me, so let’s just trust him as he will get it right.


26.) 07 Jun 2018 10:42:38
Thank you Macca and Eds for your continued investment in this site.

I promise you it is very much appreciated by the vast majority!

Wishing you all good health.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks Keith.}


27.) 07 Jun 2018 12:41:15
Watching Rafa nadal at Roland Garros and still have time to check this site between sets! Macca legend and ED002, as always, good day to your sir 👏🏻.


28.) 07 Jun 2018 21:40:36
Thanks Macca, I think most fans understand how difficult transfers can be. there are so many variables, interested to see what happens with Dembele if Greizman signs for Barcelona.


 

 

17 May 2018 22:51:34
Here goes.

How many will i get right.

Tarkowski
Fekir
Dembele
Butland
Cabellos (courtesy of the Eds. )

Great if they all come off.

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

{Ed0333's Note - Oh Macca your gonna break the internet again mate lol


1.) 17 May 2018 22:55:49
Not a fan of Tarkowski. He plays well in a team set up to defend.


2.) 17 May 2018 22:57:44
Certainly would be nice Macca.


3.) 17 May 2018 23:01:58
Good to hear from you macca! Are these rumours or targets?

Thanks.


4.) 17 May 2018 23:03:21
Superb!


5.) 17 May 2018 23:05:06
Fekir/ Dembele would be brilliant signings.

I haven't seen Ceballos play in a while but I know he hasn't been given much of a shot at Real Madrid and he was very very highly rated when he was at Betis. I'd be happy if we moved for him as the Ed's suspect us to do.

I hope we stay away from Tarkowski (who I have never before this post Macca seen us linked with) - He has huge help in defence from Mee and Dyche's set up.

Butland - Karius is better, however, if this is due to Mignolet and Wards departures it does make sense. Will also keep Karius on his toes. Maybe if we do sign him he can recapture some of the promise that we all saw from him a couple of years ago, when he was shaping up to be a good keeper,


6.) 17 May 2018 23:07:48
I'm from Burnley and believe me if there is a defender that any top team should be looking at it is Ben mee he is a class above anyone else there.


7.) 17 May 2018 23:08:13
Is Dembele looked as a loan or direct buy. Really hate it if its a loan deal.

{Ed0333's Note - why would you be opposed to a loan?


8.) 17 May 2018 23:10:40
Dembele and fekir alone would make it an amazing summer. But you do wonder where the hell they'd all play?


9.) 17 May 2018 23:14:31
That should see us through the bore-fest at is this weekend!

Cheers.


10.) 17 May 2018 23:25:12
Thanks Macca welcome back.


11.) 17 May 2018 23:28:47
Hey Macca can u give some feedback as to whether these r definate players we are pushing to sign please.? And no right on list.? that would be upwards of £200m worth of players without buying a right back. also with Tarkowski im assuming that either means Lovren or Klavan are being sold or Gomez is sent on loan.?


12.) 17 May 2018 23:30:54
Thanks for posting Macca.


13.) 17 May 2018 23:31:43
Another bombshell love it!
Watch the frenzy!
Cheers macca 👍🏼.


14.) 17 May 2018 23:36:28
Thanks for the info/ heads-up, Macca.

Tarkowski - please no, not what we need. I'd rather play Gomez as our first choice RCB instead.

Fekir - yes please

Dembele - I can't see him getting a game ahead of our front three so is he swapping the bench of Barcelona for the bench of Liverpool? Seems like a strange one although I do agree we need a quality 'forward' who can come in for Mane, Salah and Firmino in case of injuries, rotation and lost of form

Butland - As backup, I wouldn't mind him too much. Hope he won't cost too much though

Ceballos - decent player, there's a reason why both Real and Barcelona were chasing after him the summer before. Him and Hendo would be a decent rotation policy and with Keita, Fekir and AOC (after injury), our midfield looks pretty great.

Really, instead of Tarkowski, we should be looking to bring in a RB asap (which the eds have confirmed) so hopefully we don't waste money on a CB who's being carried by Mee and been protected by the system at Burnley and buy a quality player for a problem area in the first eleven.


15.) 17 May 2018 23:44:01
Which dembele tho.


16.) 17 May 2018 23:46:22
Thanks Macca, I hope you get them all right! Tarkowski though is the strange one although he’s an upgrade on Matip.


17.) 17 May 2018 23:58:09
My concern would be that if we were to bring fekir and dembele in it would almost certainly mean our star man is on his way out. I know Ed02 said we will resist a sale but it seems we are making plans should he move on.


18.) 18 May 2018 00:00:53
I love you macca.


19.) 18 May 2018 00:54:44
Fekir is coming to be friends with Salah and persuade him to stay away from Real Madrid. The club has done this before by extending Moreno's contract because he was friends with Coutinho. He persuaded couts from Barcelona but eventually Lfc decided they'd cash in.


20.) 18 May 2018 00:57:15
Celtic Dembele? Or Barca. if it's Barcelona who's going? 😞
That list isn't the most exciting. but then again we already have out exciting or big players (front 3, keita& vvd) . it's the steady top quality we need to add.


21.) 18 May 2018 01:24:23
Could it be Moussa Dembele and not Ousmanne.


22.) 18 May 2018 01:40:08
Apart from the last two are the rest ACTUAL target's?


23.) 18 May 2018 02:25:22
Tarkowski - odd one but maybe one of Klavan or Matip are leaving? Wouldn’t be my first pick but can’t say I watch him much

Fekir - yes please, feels a natural fit

Dembele - which one? Ousmane, Mousa or Moussa? If Ousmane is on a loan with option to buy, could be a really smart move to strengthen next season and then provide automatic option should Salah leave after next season. I’d also happily take either one of the other two though!

Butland - think it’s a decent move so long as we don’t go back to switching keepers all the time

Ceballos - haven’t seen much of him but seems talented, my only worry is is he disciplined enough to play Hendos role? Seems like a more attack minded player than someone who can run the game from deep like Hendo can, but don’t know we’ll enough to say. I just hope we have proper cover for Hendo who can control the tough games, he’s so crucial to us

I’d like us to get a RB but I’m also not that fussed as it could be better for TAA to be playing regularly there for another season. and he’s more than capable

Thanks Macca, exciting times and hopefully we continue to build and strengthen as we have every season since Klopp came in. Feels like something truly special building in this squad.


24.) 18 May 2018 02:33:55
I agree with den, unless it’s a loan move for dembele then it could mean one of Salah or mane leaving and we know which is more likely. So the verdict is out on that but if it’s as an addition to the current squad then that would be awesome, even if it’s on loan. I just hope he isn’t a much ado about nothing type signing, he’s obviously got massive talent let’s see if he would realise it here.

Fekir will be the player I’d like us to pull off the most on that list, he’ll be relatively expensive and Lyon, as others have said, are notoriously hard to deal with but he would be a huge addition to the squad. He’s hard working, skillfull, fast and built for a counter attacking team. Only thing that could be a concern is his attitude but we said the same about mane and they were put to bed. I think in a team where he isn’t the star man he won’t have the attitude problem, I hope anyway.

Ceballos is quite underwhelming, considering this is quite a problem area for us, I’ve seen him a few times for Madrid and it’s clear he’s well out of his depth. Maybe it’s a case of not getting enough game time or the right oppertunities/ positions but I don’t think he’s the sitting midfielder we need. With can going, I thought this was a good chance to bring a midfielder with real denfensive capabilities and mindset, someone for the games where we need a clever head in there and I don’t think that’s ceballos. If we do get him I hope as with all transfers that I doubt, that I’m proven wrong.

Tarkowski I’m not sure about, I think like the others have said, he fits a certain system and I don’t think he’d fit too well in our attacking system being so used to a defensive one. Van Dijk needs a certain type of partner but there’s a whole host of names I’d put ahead of Tarkowski that would be better and cheaper. Again I hope Klopp proves me wrong

Butland only makes sense as a replacement for migs and Ward but nothing more. He could get back on track and really push to be the goalkeeper he once promised to be but with our Goalkeeping set up I really can’t see that happening. I think goalkeeper might end up being an issue for us at some point next season as it has for some years now. Karius has really pushed on but maybe I’m being overly critical in saying I’m not too convinced by him yet.

I think with some of these additions and Keita coming in we could challenge for the league next season. The area I’d really go above and beyond over out of the names mentioned by macca is a solid Cb partner for Van Dijk, I think with that, we would be able to counteract the need for a genuine sitting/ defensive midfielder. And go a long way to solving our defensive issues finally. Very excited for this summer.


25.) 18 May 2018 02:40:53
Oh Macca, your posts make me more excited than just about anything in this world. Hope my mrs doesn't read that 🤣.


26.) 18 May 2018 03:08:00
Is tarkowski any better than lovren? other than that. why would we pay high figure for dembele when he is imjury prone? and may not even get into front three? rest all i wouldnlove to see here. hope you are fine Macca.


27.) 18 May 2018 04:00:53
Thanks for your predictions Macca. IMHO you will get 2-3 out of the 6 right.

Tarkowski - Unlikely - Like many of the other posters I hope we get Ben Mee instead of Tarkowski. Klopp likes ball playing centre backs, and Tarkowski may not fit the bill

Fekir - Possible - Makes a lot of sense given where he plays and how he plays

Dembele - Ousmanne or Moussa?
Ousmanne: I would like it to work out but unlikely given the price Barcelona are likely to ask for him. He is a two footed player which is good, but he has lower workrate than what a Klopp team tends to demand

Butland - From your previous post, I reckon this one is likely to happen. It makes sense because a lot of our players are not homegrown now (Lallana and Milner are in the twilight of their careers, Ward may be looking to move on to get first team opportunities, and the rest of your list of desired players are not British)

Cabellos - Possible to happen - he is a good player, Zidane may not rate him as much as he would have liked

On top of your list, I have a feeling (no source or anything just a random fuzzy feeling) that we will buy one player from Leverkusen this season on top of the list shared. Which one of Tah, Bailey, Havertz, Henrichs, and Brandt i don't know.


28.) 18 May 2018 04:51:13
Not to be cheeky Macca, but where is the right back? It’s one of the few holes left to plug.

I don’t watch enough of burnley to know but I prefer the sound of Mee much more than Tarkowski, but id take either of them and put trust in them to grow and iron out their deficiencies.

Butland still makes no sense to me for what he will cost, if we really are after a backup keeper it should be somebody with more experience who will cost little. Call me a romantic but Buffon joining us, even to just be backup, would give me shivers, but Reina would be good as well.

Ceballos seems to have been covered by the Ed’s endlessly and would be a smart buy.

Fekir and Dembele would leave us all in dreamland, I’m not fussed if dembele would only be a loan he has so much talent.

As for the speculation that this all means Salah is leaving, personally any player can leave if they so wish. Say what you like about Suarez, Coutinho, torres or mascherano, but at least they all stayed for a few years before controversially departing. If Salah honestly wants a move after one bloody season, and is incapable to see what we are building here, then sod him. As great as he is I see him as a product of the system, and we could almost certainly find somebody to do a decent job in his stead. This is all hypothetical of course as I don’t think he will leave this summer.


29.) 18 May 2018 06:01:09
Out of all the Dembele’s, Spurs one is probably what we need most. Not the player he was a few years back as his legs have gone a little, but would be a great signing. Would take the other two also, just don’t know how we would fit them in to the team.


30.) 18 May 2018 06:23:19
I don’t know how we fit Henderson, Can, Milner, Lallana, Ox and Wijnaldum into a team. Oh wait we don’t, players can’t play every game and you need more than 11 to win trophies.


31.) 18 May 2018 06:42:09
I don't see a right back in there and i am worried.


32.) 18 May 2018 06:58:34
Wasn't Macca asked to stay away from the website? Some Eds were angry at him for his winter transfer window behavior.

{Ed025's Note - that never happened mate, macca is a valued source of information and a good friend of this site but like all of us if you get a prediction wrong some posters see you as the devil incarnate, things can change very quickly in football and clubs can change direction on players at the drop of a hat and then its seen as misinformation, we have some great contributors to this site with the likes of ED001 and ED002 leading the team and all information we provide is given in good faith..


33.) 18 May 2018 07:00:02
Tarkowski doesn’t really excite me at all.
Dembele not sure about him either.
Fekir would be fantastic.
I doubt Butland would agree to being back up goalie.
Ceballos . not convinced about him but may come good under Klopp.

Disappointed that Pulisic isn’t on the list .


34.) 18 May 2018 07:05:26
Perked up my Friday morning, cheers Macca.


35.) 18 May 2018 07:08:14
We know Klopp likes Dembélé and wanted him when he was at Rennes, pretty sure we tried to sign him but he choose Dortmund. He could cover the entire front 3 roles and could maybe play in Manes role with Mane dropping into the middle 3?
He would be a great signing, yes he’s not set the world alight at Barcelona but a lot of that is down to injury.
Fekir I would also love but I’m not sure we would sign both him and Dembélé? If we managed to get both that would be one hell of a statement that we want to push on to the next level.
Butland and Tarkowski are too young English lads who would be here to compete for a starting place and I would like to think if signed could go on to the next level (although our track record with keepers isn’t great)
Not seen enough of Ceballos apart from the U21 last summer when he won player of the tournament, he’s had a year stagnating at Real which may have stunted his progression but he looked decent in the few games I saw although he looked more attacking minded than the holding role that has been touted.


36.) 18 May 2018 07:10:11
There is someone about called Accam.
Think he would make a great addition to the Liverpool scouting team.


37.) 18 May 2018 07:39:00
Macca you legend - thanks a million for the post. I wanna have your babies / Peter.


38.) 18 May 2018 07:42:21
Lads, we have 3 England internationals who play RB, we don’t need another. I’d take Tarkowski, an improvement on Klavaan who will likely leave in the summer giving us 4 top CB’s. Fekir and Dembele would be nice but I’m not sure how they would fit in, potentially one would play deeper with Firmino still up top. Interesting to see who our midfield will be next season.


39.) 18 May 2018 08:29:03
There's only one Makka!


40.) 18 May 2018 08:45:47
There is also only one MACCA!


41.) 18 May 2018 08:57:39
By the look of our transfer targets we look as though we maybe setting up in a 4-2-3-1 formation instead of 4-3-3 like we have this season.

Possible 11

GK - Butland

RB - Alexander Arnold
CB - Tarkowski
CB - Van Dijk
LB - Robertson

CM - Kieta
CM - Ceballos

RW - Salah
AM - Fekir/ Dembele
LW - Mane

ST - Firmino

Not a bad first 11 to challenge for the title?


42.) 18 May 2018 09:02:00
There is more than one Macca lads. There are two Steve Macca's, Gary Macca, Jason Macca etc. So that is at least 4.

Thanks for the info Mystery Macca!


43.) 18 May 2018 09:17:11
Didn’t Klopp say he wants a few more additions to strengthen the squad. So why should we think any of our top players would be leaving.
We need a strong squad in depth!


44.) 18 May 2018 09:32:37
Just happy that we're looking at centre backs! Thanks Macca.


45.) 18 May 2018 09:44:18
Cabellos is a carbon copy of lallana from what I have seen if he can gain confidence with us an grow as a player that could b really shrewd business, I would b more than happy with the rest but can't help feeling we could do with a real defensive mid who can dictate play I would of loved neves of wolves he is xabi Alonso reincarnated with the capacity too b even better, then the likes of ndidi, doucore, khedira, Vidal would good options.


46.) 18 May 2018 10:40:34
Love the macca posts, like waking up on Christmas morning.
Would like some update on out goings next please macca
Don't expect a lot, but be interesting to know.


47.) 18 May 2018 11:18:55
Interesting list of players there Macca, seing Fekir and Dembele on the same list is a joy as well, the offence part of the first team is frightening already, them 2 will make the offence part of the squad frightening, lots of options there.

Seeing Keita and Ceballos coming in makes me belive the midfields problems will also be mostly sorted.

Defence is still a slight mystery rather than a worry as to who’s going to be here next year, suppose once we know who’s coming in at right back we will have more of an idea how strong we will be in defence.

Butland is a slight surprise but karius is reasonably settled there now and unless Alison is available to us then I would stick with him and Butland as the backup/ cup keeper.


48.) 18 May 2018 11:38:49
Putting aside specific names, I think one thing that has changed is that we are identifying the positions to strengthen a lot better than in the past. Historically we'd be stockpiling players in positions we were already strong and ignoring the glaring weaknesses. For that reason I am much more bullish about our up and coming business.


49.) 18 May 2018 11:40:25
Has anyone got to the bottom of which Dembele this is?

I’m guessing it’s probably Ousmane from Barca, but could also be Moussa from Spurs or Moussa from Celtic.

In my opinion Ousmane would be a risk as the fee is likely to be very big. However, he has the potential to be an incredible player, he has everything needed to be great and if Klopp can get him working the way he wants he could be top top class.

I wouldn’t want it as a loan though, unless it is with an agreed option to buy. A loan would cost money and take up a place in the squad which could go to someone who sees their future at Liverpool and wants to fight for it.

Moussa from Spurs I also think would be a very shrewd signing. Yes he is getting on and has struggled with injuries, but he will likely be relatively cheap and he is top quality on his day. He keeps the ball incredibly well and would be a solid replacement for Can. He would provide some stability in games where we need to take more control in the middle of the park.

Moussa from Celtic would be an odd one though. The kid clearly has talent, he can finish, he’s strong, he’s quick, but he has struggled with injuries and hasn’t really stood out in a poor league. I don’t see him as any better than Ings or Origi and the price would likely be too high to even consider him as an option.

Exciting stuff though Macca, cheers for the input.


50.) 18 May 2018 12:35:06
Mr Kelly has told someone then.


51.) 18 May 2018 12:00:31
Sounds expensive. Assuming it is Barcelona Dembele, surely it would have to be loan. I couldn't see us spending anywhere near what they paid for him and we couldn't get that much of a discount could we?

No right back mentioned either but I guess this is not a definitive list. I don't discount any of it at the moment and we've all said the squad needs improving. Could be one hell of a summer if this lot troop up on the doorstep.


52.) 18 May 2018 13:06:00
How much are we getting for Salah?

Fekir and Dembele won't be coming in unless Salah is going out.


53.) 18 May 2018 13:18:24
I can’t believe how many on here think that Butland will be back-up if he signs. He will probably start as England’s number one in the Workd Cup and will start the season in goal if he signs.

Klopp has done his best to protect Karius and deflect criticism from him, but I think the Roma tie was the tipping point when he realised that Karius is not the answer. Klopp knows we got massively lucky when he flapped at Kolarov’s shot and turned it on to the bar. It was 0 - 0 at that point and Roma we’re controlling the game. In my opinion, had that gone in, it would have changed the whole outcome and our 5 goal blitz may not have happened. Then, when we were 5 - 0 up and coasting he was beaten at his near post by Dzeko and that opened up the tie again. It was not an easy save to make, I admit, but I’m pretty sure De Gea would have saved it, as would any of the other top keepers in the world. Small details, as Rafa would say, but they are what win you trophies. He was in no way to blame for the penalty or the comical own goal in the second leg, but he should have done much better for Roma’s 2nd, pushing out a ball he should have caught for Dzeko to score. Naingollin’s first goal was also not an easy shot to save but he could have done better with his positioning meaning that he had to stand and watch the shot go in.

I think that Klopp already had his doubts due to his performance against City where he also got lucky twice. A gap at a cross led to it being put in by Sane who was wrongly judged to have been offside. Then, Dzeko was also wrongly judged to be offside when Karius came flying out to clatter him and that would have been a penalty.

He is too erratic and doesn’t think which is why Klopp is looking to replace him. Maybe there are reasons why we couldn’t get better than Butland but we will be an upgrade on Karius and won’t be coming as back- up.


54.) 18 May 2018 13:34:33
Ed001, what's your thoughts on Doogles above post mate please, Have to admit this was my initial thoughts also🤔.

{Ed001's Note - I would ignore it personally.}


55.) 18 May 2018 14:03:55
Thanks for the update Macca.
What we need to appreciate is come the start of next season we will have one of the strongest squads we have had in a decade, all under the tutelage of Klopp. Regardless of who eventually gets signed, i am pleased with the caliber of players (fekir, dembele) we are pursuing.
The ambition of the club on the pitch is now beginning to replicate the LFC worldwide brand status. Great things to look ahead to including the final in 8 days. ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ.


56.) 18 May 2018 14:54:50
Thanks Macca.
They may not all pan out, but well all really appreciate you passing the info on.


57.) 18 May 2018 15:32:21
Thanks Macca, you're a star!


58.) 18 May 2018 08:16:01
Thanks Ed025.

{Ed025's Note - no worries d..


59.) 18 May 2018 08:25:42
Exactly right ed025. Cheers Macca I would be very happy with Fekier I think he is the best we can get.


60.) 18 May 2018 16:35:02
More like we're the best Fakir can get mark mate ;)


61.) 18 May 2018 16:40:27
Fekir is the AM which we need and will be in starting 11.

There's no reason why Fekir and Dembele can't both come. Dembele will be a loan deal. He will get plenty of game time as sub/ cups/ injured/ rested. He may even outperform Mane, who's wasted chances and greediness infront of goal may be niggling at klopp. If he performs then he will most likely replace salah permanently next year.


62.) 18 May 2018 17:48:14
For me the ideal ones would be.

Buffon.
De Ligt.
Fekir.
Ceballos.

And either Dembélé or Pulisic.


63.) 19 May 2018 12:55:10
Imagine thinking that Mane is better than Dembele. take off your red tinted spectacles. Dembele is an incredible talent who would be amazing for us.


 

 

16 Aug 2017 12:44:43
The only info i have is as follows.

The Keita info is 100 percent correct, i know for a fact that he is looking for a property in the north west, a representative from the club has been in touch, why would that be the case if a deal wasnt close, this was last week and not before.

The general concensus within is VVD will still happen, again i believe it will.

The noise from within the club is that Coutinho will stay, but who knows what will happen if we sign the other 2?

The other player that also has a chance is the Ox, but wait and see.

It wouldn't suprise me if the club are wating to see if we qualify first before spending the money, very cynical of me but would not suprise me one bit.

We are very very short of quality within the squad and i would be amazed if things don't change before the end of August.

This is all the info i have, trust me i hope it happens, because we need it.

I am not ITK or on twitter or trying gain any form of notoriety, i just happen to know people, people who know .

And i get many things wrong, but i just pass on what i am told and i get told from top top people, trust me but the football world can change very very quickly .

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

1.) 16 Aug 2017 12:52:12
Cheers! that give me hope.


2.) 16 Aug 2017 12:53:14
Info is much appreciated as ever Macca, cheers!


3.) 16 Aug 2017 12:53:36
Cheers Macca for everything you do, keep safe pal.


4.) 16 Aug 2017 12:54:38
Cool thanks macca
Up the pool.


5.) 16 Aug 2017 12:55:41
Thanks Macca, appreciate the insight and you and the Eds sharing what you know
Can't believe that some people complain when things change and blame you!
Love this site.


6.) 16 Aug 2017 12:56:58
Always nice to have your inside info Macca. Thanx! Now that Juve has signed Matuidi looks like Can is also staying. If NB arrives though and Couts stays someone must clearly go.


7.) 16 Aug 2017 12:57:06
Thank you Macca for another update, Your information is greatly appreciated and most of us understand that things change fast in football. Again thank you as you don't need to keep passing us on info, and keeping us updated but you choose to take the time out of your day to do so.


8.) 16 Aug 2017 12:57:10
Thanks as always for your insight Macca, hope you're well mate 👍🏼.


9.) 16 Aug 2017 13:12:52
Personally I think a lot of this hinges on Liverpool qualifying. Once they qualify I think things will move swiftly on a few fronts. Just my opinion.


10.) 16 Aug 2017 12:58:44
Fingers crossed and im feeling optimistic. Thanks for the info macca.


11.) 16 Aug 2017 12:58:55
Thanks Macca. if the Ed's give you your own page that's good enough for me!

It's good to know LFC aren't completely sitting on their hands. Do you know if any other outgoing business that's likely?

Ta.


12.) 16 Aug 2017 12:59:10
Thanks Macca.

That's very encouraging.

If we do sign Keita and VVD and retain coutinho for 1 more season that would put us kn a significantly stronger position than we are now.


13.) 16 Aug 2017 13:01:36
You can only tell us what you know Macca.


14.) 16 Aug 2017 13:03:04
Macca - appreciated as always mate. If we do hold on to Coutinho, I just hope he knuckles down and reaches new levels. It still feels unlikely that we will get either VVD or Keith, but that is because there hasn't been any movement on either for weeks and their clubs seem adamant that neither will be sold. I hope your sources are right on this and both get over the line.


15.) 16 Aug 2017 13:03:55
Thanks for keeping us up to date. Very much appreciated in what has been a stressful window.


16.) 16 Aug 2017 13:05:52
always gives me hope when i read a post and then see macca's name on the bottom of the post. keep up the good work much appreciated lads.


17.) 16 Aug 2017 13:06:39
Cheers Macca. Thanks for the info, We trust you as much we trust the Editors on the page. The club won't be chasing a player for months if they are sure they would never get them!


18.) 16 Aug 2017 13:08:00
And on this day, Macca breaks the Internet. Lol. As always, the info is much appreciated!


19.) 16 Aug 2017 13:10:42
Hi Macca and Eds

Do you think there is anything in the theory that NK and VVD have both been told by their clubs that if LFC qualify for group stages they won't stand in their way, but not before? I'd imagine FSG would go for that too and would place the onus on Klopp to qualify and explain why no secondary targets have been mooted.

{Ed002's Note - Why on earth would their clubs do that?}


20.) 16 Aug 2017 13:13:10
Thanks Macca appreciate you sharing what you have heard. Those signings are exactly what we need I'm even warming to the idea of AOC as it would add abit more experience and depth to our squad.


21.) 16 Aug 2017 13:14:19
Return of the mac.


22.) 16 Aug 2017 13:14:22
Thanks a mil Macca.

If we aren't waiting to qualify to sign them, what else could we be waiting for?

And do you have any insight into Phil's attitude at the moment and how he'd be if we held on to him?

And how is Klopp and Coutinho's relationship at present?

Thanks again.


23.) 16 Aug 2017 13:22:36
I hope you are right Macca as squad reinforcements and a creative spark are badly needed.

Its not a criticism, as any team missing Lallana, Sturridge and Coutinio, would suffer. Add this to Gomes and Clyne and its virtually half an outfield team that's out in the first week of the season.


24.) 16 Aug 2017 13:23:26
Thanks Macca, we appreciate the insight you and the eds give the site. It would make sense that the club are waiting to see what happens with Champions League sad tho as the quality of those players could of made it easier to qualify with the quality they have to offer.

Hopefully club will be able to get keita and VVD (or another decent CB) and keep Couts. Would be a major turnaround for what feels like a poor window thus far.


25.) 16 Aug 2017 13:26:54
Macca we are blessed to have you!


26.) 16 Aug 2017 13:27:16
Best get kieta on my top then, number 8 free?


27.) 16 Aug 2017 13:28:07
Hi Macca,

Thank you for your insight, it is always greatly appreciated!
Do you believe a deal will be struck for Keita? It seems a bit strange that he would be house hunting when a fee hasn't been agreed between the two clubs? Are Leipzig aware of this situation?

Thanks!


28.) 16 Aug 2017 13:28:26
Some positivity Macca thanks bud! Let's hope it all goes to plan!


29.) 16 Aug 2017 13:28:30
Thanks for the update Macca, I always look forward to your posts. Have you heard anything on whether Emre Can will sign a new deal? I hope so now Juventus have agreed a deal for matuidi.


30.) 16 Aug 2017 13:30:08
Encouraging to read. As Macca states, it is an intent as of now and not a fact.

After all the drama this summer would be so good for this to happen. I really hope it does.


31.) 16 Aug 2017 13:30:26
Thanks a lot Macca, I'm clinging onto this right now as it's really looking bleak at the moment.


32.) 16 Aug 2017 13:34:47
Macca you are a class individual. Keep up all the great work and info and ignore all ones with grazed knuckles.


33.) 16 Aug 2017 13:39:00
Cheers macca appreciated as always.


34.) 16 Aug 2017 13:46:35
Thanks for the info Macca, the result yesterday was promising and I hope for sanity's sake we get the reinforcements to compete on all fronts!


35.) 16 Aug 2017 13:59:41
In fairness to Macca some great info there BUT things haven't changed, it's still the same on all fronts. It's just some more clarification. I reckon he's bang on the money with respect to the club waiting to see if we qualify fully for group stages of the CL. It makes sense. FSG are responsible owners and although they might not tip up as much money as people would like, there's no point in adding huge wages and transfer fees to the tab if we aren't going to get the revenue the CL would provide. It's good business sense.


36.) 16 Aug 2017 14:00:20
Your insight is hugely appreciated Macca - thanks for taking the time to post.


37.) 16 Aug 2017 14:00:45
Love to read your posts Macca. Really hope we pull off those two deals. Appreciate the input from all the Eds and yourself. This site is a godsend compared to the sensationalism of the MSM and social media keep it up guys.


38.) 16 Aug 2017 14:02:00
Thanks a million Macca any information that you pass on to us is really appreciated mate.
Take care and thanks Macca.


39.) 16 Aug 2017 14:09:13
Cheers Macca, appreciated as always!


40.) 16 Aug 2017 14:09:20
In macca we trust.


41.) 16 Aug 2017 14:29:07
Thank you macca and eds.


42.) 16 Aug 2017 14:32:23
As Macca states he's passing on what people close to the club think and things quickly change, I was told by someone who works for the club that Gotze was on last year but that never happened.


43.) 16 Aug 2017 14:33:46
Cheers for taking the time to fill us in macca. Good man.


44.) 16 Aug 2017 14:38:39
In response to Ed002 at 13:10, my thinking was that the clubs would struggle to justify to their fans allowing the players to leave to non-champs league clubs. They may also see a chance of keeping them if we did fail to qualify, and it may be seen as reasonable middle ground by all sides.

Just a theory. I know there's too much politics.

{Ed002's Note - You have been thinking too hard.}


45.) 16 Aug 2017 14:47:43
Oh please be right, but totally understand if circumstances change. Also to the other ED's thank you for your honest opinions. Can't ask for more than that. (Ed 025, you crack me up! Hope your lads do well, not as well obviously 😁)


46.) 16 Aug 2017 15:18:57
Thanks Macca, keeping us all sane, as do the Eds with their wonderful work :)


47.) 16 Aug 2017 16:05:58
It's all a "smokescreen" 😂😂😂. big end to the window looms. thanks Macca!


48.) 16 Aug 2017 16:05:58
Thanks for the info Macca.


49.) 16 Aug 2017 16:19:01
Everyone needs to just chillax.


50.) 16 Aug 2017 16:50:49
Don't wanna sound pessimistic but north west. Could that be city? I have heard him mentioned them. Although he also looked for a hair dresser in liverpool. He is coming eh. 😊.


51.) 16 Aug 2017 17:18:33
Thanks Macca

Can't wait to see Naby Keita in the Liverpool number 8 jersey. 👍🏼.


52.) 16 Aug 2017 17:45:44
Alansbarnett didn't get the same reaction.


53.) 16 Aug 2017 18:19:38
Thanks for the info Macca, always given in good faith and should be taken as such too!


54.) 17 Aug 2017 00:58:41
Jezza - That's because Alansbarnet still hasn't learnt that the secret to popularity is to keep yourself scarce. ;-)


55.) 17 Aug 2017 03:05:00
Every single time Macca posts I get tricked xD
Reading and reading thinking "hmm wishful, can’t see it happening" then I get to the end. See "Macca" and read the whole thing again jumping for joy haha
Cheers for the info Macca we really appreciate it :)


56.) 17 Aug 2017 08:53:12
Thanks a mill.


57.) 17 Aug 2017 14:29:55
Thank you Sir,

We're like the red arrows going forward and a decent centre back away from a good side!


 

 

09 Aug 2017 20:04:45
Lets just say there is an African player based in Germany who has the same agent as Mane with a first name called Naby looking at houses in Liverpool, all the signs are good.

So here goes, and this is my opinion

VVD signs and Coutinho stays.

Sorry eds for causing a melt down on the site.

But feel we could do with cheering up.

VVD is purely my opinion and the rest is based on constructive information.

And i am not on twitter.

You heard anything Eds?


Cheers

Macca.

Macca

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any further approach for Nobby by Liverpool although I am aware another side enquiring were told he is not for sale. They don't need the money and want to keep the team together and are very upset at what has happened. Liverpool can certainly make a move for van Dijk, the damage has been well and truly done but Southampton would probably still prefer to sell him elsewhere. Obviously there will be some further loss of face for the owners and the board if that were to happen. Barcelona will return to put a proposal to Liverpool regarding Coutinho who wants to leave to join them as you know. Liverpool will look to hang on to him. Personally, I don't know about Keita, I think van Dijk may well sign and I suspect Liverpool will ask one more year of Coutinho - but he would need to know that would almost certainly rule out his move to Barcelona.}


1.) 09 Aug 2017 20:29:37
Would Barcelona not be interested next season then?

{Ed002's Note - I would very much doubt it.}


2.) 09 Aug 2017 20:32:35
Me pot herbs are gone 😂Cheers macca.


3.) 09 Aug 2017 20:33:08
Cheers Macca and eds.


4.) 09 Aug 2017 20:33:22
One on top of the other from Macca! Is that a Big Mac Attack?

I hope your suspicions come to fruition mate, would be excellent! Cheers!


5.) 09 Aug 2017 20:34:11
Thanks Macca!


6.) 09 Aug 2017 20:35:38
Fingers crossed guys.


7.) 09 Aug 2017 20:35:45
RTFP. oh wait does that say macca and ed002?

Well chuffed.


8.) 09 Aug 2017 20:37:15
Even assuming you are wrong on all three accounts (wishing the opposite of course) - thanks again for sharing.
You are as valuable as the eds to us regulars Macca (no offence eds 😀)


9.) 09 Aug 2017 20:39:47
Ed, why would that rule out his move to Barca? Wouldn't/ couldn't they just come back for him in the future? Thanks.

Adding VVD and Keita and keeping Coutinho would be amazing.

{Ed002's Note - They are not going to do that - they are hardly going to put things on hold whilst they wait for Liverpool.}


10.) 09 Aug 2017 20:40:27
As Ed002 suggests, it could be make or break for Coutinho. If he does not go now then that might be the end of a move for him to Barcelona in the near future.

Going to be very interesting to see how things unfold when Barcelona make the second bid.


11.) 09 Aug 2017 20:47:19
Who would Barcelona get if they couldn't get Coutinho Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - There first choice was Verratti.}


12.) 09 Aug 2017 20:50:03
The same hurdle of RB Leipzig still stands in the way though. VVD handing in a transfer request and us being back in for Kieta hasn't actually changed anything. If we have bids for either or both players excepted then that will be a different story.


13.) 09 Aug 2017 20:54:26
Macca you have cheered me up mate even if it be till the last day of the window and doesn't happen you've gave me some hope my friend thank you.


14.) 09 Aug 2017 20:59:10
1 year is a long time. Win the league and champions league he will be worth £200m.

Thanks for cheering us up Macca.

Getting VVD, Keita plus Coutinho staying would be a very successful transfer window. Oh and maybe the Ox too, just to annoy the gunners!


15.) 09 Aug 2017 21:03:35
Is the house thing true Macca or am I being super gullible? Either way I'm excited! 😂.


16.) 09 Aug 2017 21:11:20
Even if you're wrong, i've got little butterflies in my stomach reading this.

Macca/ Eds thank you, does this mean Emre Can is gone?

{Ed002's Note - He has not gone at the moment.}


17.) 09 Aug 2017 21:11:40
I hope all you said comes true.


18.) 09 Aug 2017 21:27:20
Even Macca showing frustration at the lack of signings.


19.) 09 Aug 2017 21:46:37
Thanks Macca and Eds too.
Still 3 weeks before the window closes and still hopeful 😀.


20.) 09 Aug 2017 21:47:57
You were right Macca we did need cheering up. I will settle for 2 out of 3 being correct. If its all 3 we will be real contenders.

Me and my son thank the Ed's and Macca.


21.) 09 Aug 2017 22:10:40
Naby is more than welcome to kip on my couch till he gets himself sorted. 👍.


22.) 09 Aug 2017 21:52:34
Cheers Macca!

Personally I don't see Saints dealing with us anymore, so VVD goes t Chelski fer me, Hope I'm wrong.


23.) 09 Aug 2017 22:14:53
If I were Coutinho, I would not want to go to a club like Barcelona knowing I was not first choice. Maybe he would prove himself, as Saurez eventually did, but on the other hand it's a lot of extra pressure feeling you have to prove your doubters wrong. It happens at those big Spanish clubs. Look at Owen. Look at Fabregas. From club captain to sitting on the bench at their rivals.

If Couts were first choice then I would understand his position more, but as it is I think it's a risk for the lad. I also think he has more to prove at Liverpool. His quality his incontrovertible, but he hasn't had a season like Suarez had before he left.

I understand the temptation but if I were in his inner circle I would advise him to stay, and maybe try and renegotiate his contract or summint.

{Ed002's Note - Don't be ridiculous - he has been courting them for more than year.}


24.) 09 Aug 2017 22:19:55
Sorry macca, but since the end of February, I only take ed002 as gospel now.
I think you're wrong on all 3 fronts. No naby, no vvd. Maybe, a tiny slither of couts staying.
Everyone else can get excited, like they have done after previous posts. But my heart can't take this all over again.


25.) 09 Aug 2017 22:27:24
Good lord I think I'm on a semi after reading that thanks macca and eds would be an unbelievably good transfer window if all that comes off.


26.) 09 Aug 2017 22:54:39
He may well have been, that still doesn't make it a good idea for the lad.

On another note, Macca, what has changed that RBL wouldn't deal with us before but now might accept a 4th bid? Was it always just down to the offers not being big enough? Or is it in fact RBL putting on a front, after all?

Thanks for giving us your time.


27.) 09 Aug 2017 22:51:08
Saying that Barcelona wouldn't come in for Coutinho next summer is simply ridiculous. If they still want him they will return - I can't understand why anyone could suggest otherwise!
I wouldn't be suprised if his departure next year is already in full discussion between the clubs.

If they really did say this then it's just bs to get Liverpool to sell. I'm suprised that you are being so naive.


28.) 09 Aug 2017 23:01:57
Think we're grasping here folks we all know how this will end up. No VVD, no Keita and Phil leaves a week before the end of the window! Hope against major hope this doesn't happen but we've seen all this before over recent seasons. Sorry Macca but it's guess work from yourself and Ed002 is clearly Chelski through and through reading his desperation that LFC implode prior to being on the brink of major honours!

{Ed025's Note - on the brink of major honours????...scraping 4th and nowhere near in any cups is the brink now is it rushie?..lay off the drugs mate..


29.) 09 Aug 2017 23:13:44
I don't think Coutinho will stay a south American grows up wanting to play for the top 2 Spanish sides, 3 of our south American contingent have or are about to sign for Barca. Also lost his mate in Lucas within the club. I hope we sign VVD and I hope we have already identified Coutinho's replacement and behind the scene we are already in talks to sign that player and the sale of Coutinho and the incoming replacement are done in parallel. Although we don't have a great history of being great in our transfer dealings, do we.


30.) 09 Aug 2017 23:57:39
Cmon Ed025, have you forgotten we are the 2017 Audi Cup runners up? 😂.

{Ed025's Note - oh yeah...when is the open top bus parade?.. :)


31.) 10 Aug 2017 00:27:47
Fair enough Ed we had a nighmare in the cups last season but there was a collusion of circumstances that your don't get every season that directly effected us after Christmas. I'm not a blind LFC fan who says the old 'this is our year' etc etc but even You've got to admit if there was no ACN and Coutinho and Hendo would have played a full season then we may well be sitting here as current PL champions. Those mushies ain't that strong believe you me. On a side note do you think a deal with Barcelona taking Couts next season instead is on the table as has been suggested for a guaranteed price?

{Ed002's Note - But what if Stoke had won every game?}


32.) 10 Aug 2017 03:23:11
Eds, as of now Liv does not want to sell Coutinho. But we know in football, things can change rapidly especially when ridiculous amounts of money are involved. I'm pretty certain that Coutinho will leave Liverpool at some point, most likely next season if he was forced to stay. Would it be silly to even suggest that to make everyone happy (including Coutinho) that we work out a deal to sell to Barcelona for an amount and have them loan him back to us for the entire season. Much like what we did when we bought Origi? That would suit all parties and fans will have the whole season to accept that he's leaving, making it easier to accept and we'll also have more time to find a suitable replacement, if any.


33.) 10 Aug 2017 04:18:22
Made comment likening Gerrard and kieta. (Gerrard at 22) it was wrong. Kieta is more like gini wijnaldum on Bolivian marching powder.


34.) 10 Aug 2017 06:59:59
The house hunting thing has got rubbish written all over it.


35.) 10 Aug 2017 08:43:56
In macca we hope and in ed2 we trust. Personally think both are correct. Rb have no interest but if he hands in a transfer request, things might change. I member when transfer requests were big news now it just seems like a normal part of the game. We hated it when Suarez and masch behaved so badly yet barely bat an eyelid when our club taps up players left right and centre. Dare I say coots behaviour has been remarkable though possibly to his own detrimental aspirations. He hasn't played by these new rules at all. Still though, loads of time and drama left in this saga.


36.) 10 Aug 2017 08:56:09
I don't believe that turning Barcelona down this year will rule out Phil's move next year. Barcelona have choice but to wait, their first choice (verrati) isn't available and their second choice isn't available right now.
Why would they be trying so hard to get second choice if they could just easily get first?

Coutinho said (back before all the drama) that he would not be leaving this year publicly and privately. I expect that's true. Either Barcelona will give us an offer that's impossible to turn down now or they will come back next year with a lower offer (which will likely be accepted) . They can't (as ed suggested) just go get verrati instead. He's first choice - if they could get him they already would have.

{Ed002's Note - They can't get their first choice at this time. Think of it this way, if Coutinho were to leave tomorrow, would Liverpool be willing to wait until next summer to replace him?

Barcelona want a replacement for Iniesta this summer.}


37.) 10 Aug 2017 11:03:52
Its just my opinion but surely if Coutinho steps up another level and adds that bit of consistency, then Barcelona would be interested again in the future. If my understanding is correct they see Couts as a replacement for Iniesta and not neymar. Of course I'd be more than happy if their interest ended this summer and we kept him.


38.) 10 Aug 2017 15:35:08
I agree with rush that we could well be on the brink of something special. In a league of the top 7 we were top of that league last year. When we play teams who wanna play football we match anyone and beat most. Depth of squad was an issue and set pieces was an issue. Mane is the type of player who can break down a stubborn defence with his speed and intelligence but we lost him for large part of season. Hence problems started. Now we have two super quick, intelligent wingers I really think if we can hang on to our top players we have a good chance of challenging.

I also think Andy Robertson was a shrewd bit of business. It gives moreno a kick up the backside and frees up Milner (who I believe has always been underrated) to play in a more influential role. You may laugh but I think moreno has the ability to be a brilliant player for us.


 

 

 

Macca's banter posts with other poster's replies to Macca's banter posts

 

13 Jan 2019 18:02:43
I just wanted to clarify a few things, I think if Ed receives abuse then its ridiculous.

The only thing I asked is why does ED believe we can't sign a 50 million pound player, I presumed it was because he has heard something, so was very interested to hear, it would be nice if he gets chance to answer when he is free .

My worry was that if and when players leave in the summer
Sturridge free
Moreno free
Solanke 19 million
Ings 20 million
Origi will go for maybe 20 million
Lallana will go for maybe 10 million .

We will need to sign some players of real quality to replace them and strengthen the squad, maybe top young talent from around the world or ideally promote some from the 23s .

We will have to add a striker of quality who can play across the front 3 positions, I personally think it will be Werner and maybe a top fullback and if I am being greedy a number 10.

Again my worry from reading Eds posts is he infers we will need to sell a Salah etc to do this .

So again can somebody answer if this is this the case?

I have been told that the owners will support Klopp and the players that he identifies, again I may be wrong that's why I would of liked Eds opinion.

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

{Ed002's Note - Repeating your posts every few minutes will no doubt cause even more problems for the editors. I suppose we can look forward to more grief.}


1.) 13 Jan 2019 18:58:40
Ed002's Note - Repeating your posts every few minutes will no doubt cause even more problems for the editors. I suppose we can look forward to more grief. }



I am just asking for your opinion if possible?

Cheers

Macca.


2.) 13 Jan 2019 19:22:39
Macca has just asked a valid question I don't see the problem. Do the other Eds get as much grief as you Eds2 ?

{Ed002's Note - More than once. Read the posts.}


3.) 13 Jan 2019 19:30:35
Evening macca
Could I just divert a little bit and ask if you know about any info for signings or players leaving thanks in advance and hope your keeping well 👍🏻.


4.) 13 Jan 2019 19:34:10
Why on earth would we sell Salah? Ed002 does not talk money as people posting tranfer fees do not know how club finances work. Especially not when it comez to transfer fees in and out of the books.

If Salah had to leave then only will we replace him and a player like Werner is not going to join unless he is guaranteed a 1st team spot. I am pretty sure ED002 has explained this before? With Salah, Mane and Firmino it is unliky Werner will join as he will not be guaranteed a 1st team spot.

When Sturridge leaves then the club will find a replacement for him. Most likely a signing to strengthen the bench. Not to replace one of our current front 3.

As it is Studge is struggling to get into the team so again, why would someone like Werner even consider a move to us when we already have Firmino, Salah, Mane and Shaqiri.

The only sensible thing for LFC would be to sign a replacement for Sturridge which will be willing to play 4th or 5th fiddle.


5.) 13 Jan 2019 19:42:44
With the recent signings and renewed contracts I wouldn't be surprised if we're a little tapped out in the money department. Obviously out going players (e. g. Salah) would help alleviate that.

We've never really been big spenders, that's why it was such a big deal when vvd and Allison signed on. Plus we paid a lot more than the reported fee for Keita. Also bought Fab and Shaw.

Not only do we pay these crazy sums to sign a player were paying a lot in tax, agent fees etc, not to mention we have to budget their wages for the length of their contracts. I can see why its not feasible to pay big money for players.

If we do well every season in all comps we'll eventually be in a spot where it would become more feasible. Remember its only been this season and last were we've seen any true success, and we've spent a lot.

I know we got a lot for Coutinho but that's paid out over a few years, (payments every six months I believe)

We don't have oil money, we haven't been consistent enough in any competition to get great revenues. So yes, compared to other big spenders we still have some catching up to do. Which with recent results were moving in the right direction.

The eds have explained this a lot.


6.) 13 Jan 2019 19:30:28
Was posted twice in error, apologies.

Cheers

Macca.


7.) 13 Jan 2019 19:31:22
ED002 in fairness to Macca, he is only asking a genuine, sincere question regarding Liverpools financial situation.
It is something all the decent people on this site would like to know more about in relation to player transfers.
As neither you or Macca have done anything wrong in the first place, it is a shame that a minority of moronic posters have dragged this situation down to their level, while the rest of us would prefer to enjoy the posts of both you and Macca. I hope you hope both keep posting on the site.

{Ed002's Note - I answered and nobody bothers to read. I am not going to get in to detail - you won't like it.}


8.) 13 Jan 2019 19:34:34
imo a very valid question and with no intent to cause harm or incite abuse for any ed.

{Ed002's Note - And could you be bothered to read the response? No.}


9.) 13 Jan 2019 19:53:22
In my opinion maxlfc the reason Studge doesn't get more minutes is because he is not good enough and doesn't fit into our system .

Do you not think Klopp would rotate more if he had a Werner for example?

Cheers

Macca.


10.) 13 Jan 2019 19:53:32
Macca, good to hear from you though and apologies for the rant. I doubt your post would have gone live if it was posted by someone else.

Just feel for Ed002 as he is abused for being helpful but some will still not take in what he explains just about everyday. Tommorrow someone else is going to ask about Werner again lol.


11.) 13 Jan 2019 19:58:04
We need to start winning these major trophies. Prem, Champions League. then no player wants to leave and they all want to play for Liverpool. We're not far off achieving it.


12.) 13 Jan 2019 19:54:53
Fingers crossed there's no divvies on tonight! have a good night Ed2, or try!


13.) 13 Jan 2019 20:01:42
Maybe Salah wants to go?
What is certain is the club will need to make plans for the summer and they won’t be able to sell Salah against his will.
So the club will need to plan how they are going to develop the squad in the summer with Salah and without.

I think a lot will depend on success in the remaining 2 competitions. Win nothing and money will be tight. It doesn’t matter if the owners are willing to support the squad, FFP will naturally limit the extent to which they can do this.


14.) 13 Jan 2019 20:02:46
I think we might be close to breaching FFP rules macca. The Coutinho money is in dribs and drabs and the actual figure we will get is a lot lower than we belive. Then look at the fact we have bought Allison and VVD recently, VVD was apparently in one lump sum up front as well. I’m not going to pretend I know how close we are to FFP breaches but it’s got to be close, probably can’t afford a £50m player at the moment.


15.) 13 Jan 2019 20:10:13
No apologies needed maxlfc.

But for me we need more quality to compete with Mane / Salah/ Bobby .

Also thanks for answering Ed.

Speak soon all.

Lets go and win the league.

Good times ahead .

Cheers

Macca.


16.) 13 Jan 2019 20:10:36
Macca, as explained, why would Werner join to play in a rotation system when he is currently a starter?

Sturridge is not playing because Firmino, Mane and Salah will start majority of the time.

Sturridge is backup. Simple as that. When he leaves we will sign another backup player as spending big money onother forward and having him on the bench for rotation is not sensible plus a big money move player will expect to start. Werner will be a big money move so unless one of Salah, Mane or Firmino leave then it is highly unlikely that we will see a big money move for a forward.

We wanted to sign Fekir which would have been a big money move but obviously things went sour with the deal and instead opted for Shaqiri.

Where are we going to fit a big money move forward now?


17.) 13 Jan 2019 19:52:54
I’ll put my head in the block here but I have broad shoulders. The owners are long term investors and serial winners in sports teams (see Red Sox) .

They have been supportive of Klopp and if we happen to win this year they will reinvest wherever Klopp advises as that’s the smart business move. Please remember that buying a £50M player (plus wages etc) is relative peanuts if your team has increased value in by half a billion plus.

If we come second they are smart enough to know that the team are progressing on and off the field and their investment will only go big if they start winning and will reinvest where klopp suggests as the vast bulk of his buys have increased in value.

Put simply if the owners believe they are getting a return they will find the money. They aren’t billionaires for nothing.


18.) 13 Jan 2019 19:51:56
Also in regards to the vvd tapping up. I believe we had to pay the FULL fee up front and not the standard payment plans. That alone would scupper any budget plans and cause the club to rethink their money situation.

75mil? Plus another 15 or so on agent fees, taxes etc that had to also be paid upfront. That's a lot of dough. No club can sustain that.


19.) 13 Jan 2019 20:30:56
I appreciate your opinion maxlfc, I truly hope you are wrong and time will tell.

Sturridge is back up because he is not good enough in my opinion that's why he hasn't had more minutes, he doesn't trust them to come in and do a job.

A top player would get equal game time with Mane for me, and we can't afford any injuries, I believe it would be remise of us to not add a quality forward to compete on all fronts, surely the fact we didn't play the front 3 against Wolves in the cup shows we need more quality up front?

Do you think we should just have Salah, Mane, Bobby to compete in all competitions, if not what kind of back up striker would you go for?

As I said if we had quality then we would rotate our front 3 . Klopp does all over the pitch .

Top players want to play for us, now is the time to sign them if finances permit .

Cheers

Macca.


20.) 13 Jan 2019 20:38:06
1jj, forget about the transfer fees. If you see the next £90m tranfer fee displayed on the world wide web then ignore it.

The club has a wage bill which makes up majority of the clubs expenditure each season.

There are just too many variables to consider when it comes to the club finances and living within its means.

You are right though, FSG have gone all in with LFC. LFC also owe FSG hundreds of millions in loans. They have been really good to Liverpool Football Club.

Again, I do not know why people are so fixated on transfer fees. Unless we can sit with the clubs financials then transfer fees will be relevant as we will be sitting with the facts. Not just posting thumb suck numbers paid for players and not even knowing how the payments of the players have been setup.

Let the money men deal with the finances.


21.) 13 Jan 2019 20:40:07
Is this the real macca?

Been visiting this site before the club takeover and I've never seen macca post like this.

{Ed025's Note - yes it is lavers..


22.) 13 Jan 2019 20:41:38
I agree in the summer Sturridge and origi will probably
Be going . If we have funds the one player I would like to see us buy to cover the front Three would be Son of Spurs .
He would not break the bank he looks to have a great attitude
And would add real quality in a position we need some better
Quality cover .


23.) 13 Jan 2019 20:44:41
Maxlfc see what your saying mate but Werner is playing for RBL in the Europa league and not really playing for a team that can challenge in the league. Surely he would be tempted to play regularly at the highest level

If he joined (big if and unlikely) I reckon he would get plenty of games and Klopp would be able to rotate the forwards a lot more as they can all play anywhere across the frontline could even push Mane to another level having some competition. You never know we might even have an FA cup run for a change.


24.) 13 Jan 2019 20:55:52
Macca I am 100% with you on this one. Klopp doesn’t trust Sturridge or Origi hence why they don’t get more minutes. People say to get another top forward it would mean selling 1 but why does that have to be the case. The team plays 50-60 games a season and 4 players into 3 positions could give them all around roughly 40 starts each and that doesn’t include sub appearances. And imagine having the luxury of bringing a top forward on at the 60 minute mark to change a game rather than a forward with 3 minutes to go as a last roll of the dice. We have a decent array of midfielders now and it has allowed us to rotate them this season which has done us no harm so why would an extra quality forward hinder us instead of improve us. We are extremely fortunate that our front 3 have been injury free this season but if 1 of them was to pick up a substantial knock then we do not have adequate cover to come in and maintain the quality we already have. For me another top forward would help the front 3 not hinder them.


25.) 13 Jan 2019 21:04:54
I think I’m terms of finances to buy a few players this summer we are fine. We will receive money from league for whichever place we finish plus CL money.

I would say outs could generate some funds also. I don’t doubt new players will arrive this summer.


26.) 13 Jan 2019 20:51:46
So in Regards to strengthing the front 3. the ox will be coming back and we also have shaqiri. Will Wilson be able to step up as cover next season?

We need the middle to offer more going forward in my eyes. We got Keira and fabinho for this but fabinho is only just starting to step up but we are still waiting on Keita. Henderson isn't positive enough, wijnaldum is scared of tackling and Milner will be off in the summer.

Maybe in the summer a player who can play across the front 3, and a midfielder with some creativity.


27.) 13 Jan 2019 20:56:48
Ed 002 you are very much appreciated. I love reading your posts and you're one of the main reasons that I come to this site.

{Ed002's Note - You are very sweey.}


28.) 13 Jan 2019 21:31:02
Macca and Ed002.

Peter Moore gave a comprehensive interview on Radio Merseyside at the back end of last year. I listened to the interview in full and from what he was saying, the club is certainly moving in the right direction, across all aspects of the business. There is still a lot of work to do.

Moore insisted he will do everything in his power to help Jurgen Klopp deliver success at Liverpool. Since the deadly 90’s we have witnessed the only way to deliver success in today’s game is through finance.

What Moore doesn’t have any control of is the players. As we all know in today’s game, players hold all the cards and if they want to leave, they will engineer a move away. So in the case of Salah, I totally trust Ed002 when he says his representatives / agent are touting him around.

The only way we can keep these players is through success and paying top dollar in wages. Prime example is David De Gea. And I refer to him as the later.

Interesting times ahead .

{Ed002's Note - I explained that the requests from Salah's representative got him laughed out of Spain in the summer and he has begged Real Madrid to reconsider rather than buy a couple of the high-end wide players they are looking at and look again at Salah - offering to renegotiate. As I have said, he also spoke with another side.}


29.) 13 Jan 2019 21:57:58
all of this talk about an out and out striker. I just don't think that someone like Werner fits our style. I've said for over a year and will continue to say that someone like Julian Brandt would be the one player that we should target. I understand what his position is and that it may be excess in the views of some, but under Klopp's style of play, he would be absolutely outstanding. I don't think it will happen, but that's the type of player that we should be looking at in the summer instead of a traditional "striker". In my view that traditional striker just doesn't fit into Klopp's style. Again, just my opinion.


30.) 13 Jan 2019 21:58:56
I totally respect Ed02's expertise. Maybe I'm reading into this wrong but possibly it could be down to the fact that we have spent a lot already recently and maybe there are FFP implications.

I am sure if finances allowed we would buy players that Klopp wanted, and all importantly want to come.

It's obvious to me that we will need some squad replacements come the Summer and the all important game- changers from the bench. I am sure Klopp and the club have their plans. If Salah wants to leave then so be it. Plenty of great players have come and gone.


31.) 13 Jan 2019 22:11:01
I have no doubt in the accuracy of Ed’s information regarding Salah looking to move on. I find his demeanour in the first half of the season that of a player unhappy with his situation. His recent form and attitude seems more positive, no surprise there as we are doing so well and he’s going for the golden boot.
I expect Salah to be sold in the summer in order to fund 2 top quality forwards as we continue building a squad to challenge year on year.
People won’t want to hear it and won’t like the thought of our biggest name player leaving however the club will always be bigger than any one player, coach or owner.
Hope Klopp stays for a few more seasons to finish the job and I hope people stop trolling Ed’s over loyalty and support for Macca, the facts are Ed has insight from across the European game and Macca has less info from the club as they seem to have closed ranks compared to seasons previous. Just be grateful for whatever snippets we get and give your opinions without insulting people, it’s really not that difficult to have an opinion without abusing people you have never met and do not know.
Respect each other’s opinions, the knowledge of the Ed’s and their position within the football community.
I don’t care who goes, stays or sulks as long as Liverpool are successful. YNWA.


32.) 13 Jan 2019 22:25:05
Macca is correct, we do need another quality forward to rotate with the big 3, 4 forwards would still get plenty of game time with possibly 50/ 60 games in a season.
I also agree that the front 3 are not rotated as Klopp does not see Origi and Sturridge as adequate replacements.
Due to the huge financial outlay on Alisson, Van Dijk and Fabinho Liverpool may not be in a position to spend big due to FFP, which Ed02 has explained.


33.) 13 Jan 2019 23:11:38
I agree with drogie. If we win the league/ champions league this season. (One can only dream) then players won't want to leave and top players won't mind being rotated. I think it's a season too early to expect Werner to come and be back up or rotated. Maybe next season if all goes according to dream haha. I agree tho cover for the front 3 would be nice but hopefully Wilson or Brewster can provide that going forward.


34.) 14 Jan 2019 01:00:58
Man City have Sane, Aguero, Sterling, and then off the bench Jesus, Mahrez and Bernardo Silva.

I simply don’t buy the argument that we can’t get a player to sit on the bench, as all top clubs have depth and competition, and rotation is a part of life if you play for a club capable of competing for the PL and CL. There’s plenty of game time available for another top forward. I also agree with Macca that we’re in the best possible position to appeal to someone now, competing on multiple fronts and with Klopp in charge.

As to players, while Shaqiri helps tremendously, Klopp uses him often as a midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 so can’t be considered pure backup for the front three, he’s more complementary. Sturridge and Origi don’t fit our style of play at all anymore so I agree makes sense for one of them (or both) to make way for someone like Brandt or Werner. I’m sure if we sell those two (and a few others like Lallana, Moreno etc. ) it would be doable to get in one more top forward. Behind them, we can use Wilson or Camacho to flesh out the squad.


35.) 14 Jan 2019 06:13:34
SGRed - Man City have won 3 premier league titles in the last 7 seasons plus multiple domestic cups.

We haven’t 🤝.


36.) 14 Jan 2019 07:34:45
Ron perhaps A big factor in City winning those titles was their quality squad depth. We are never going to be able to match them as they have the funds to do it. But if we start to improve our squad quality, 1 player at a time if needs be then for me we are heading in the right direction.


37.) 14 Jan 2019 19:21:35
JK - what was the first trophy City won since their takeover.

Clue: it wasn’t the premier league or the champions lesgue.


 

 

13 Jan 2019 17:54:50
I just wanted to clarify a few things, I think if Ed receives abuse then its ridiculous.

The only thing I asked is why does ED believe we can't sign a 50 million pound player, I presumed it was because he has heard something, so was very interested to hear, it would be nice if he gets chance to answer when he is free .

My worry was that if and when players leave in the summer
Sturridge free
Moreno free
Solanke 19 million
Ings 20 million
Origi will go for maybe 20 million
Lallana will go for maybe 10 million .

We will need to sign some players of real quality to replace them and strengthen the squad, maybe top young talent from around the world or ideally promote some from the 23s .

We will have to add a striker of quality who can play across the front 3 positions, I personally think it will be Werner and maybe a top fullback and if I am being greedy a number 10.

Again my worry from reading Eds posts is he infers we will need to sell a Salah etc to do this .

So again can somebody answer if this is this the case?

I have been told that the owners will support Klopp and the players that he identifies, again I may be wrong that's why I would of liked Eds opinion.

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool will not get £19M for Solanke would be my first comment and it is not something that needs to explained as it will cause more grief, the debt is high, people do not understand the additional costs incurred in transfers, people do not understand the massive cash flow problem caused by Klopp illegally tapping up van Dijk, people have no idea about the Coutinho money, people have ignored what Klopp has said about the sustained spending at that level, Liverpool pay more to agents, representatives and third parties than any other Premier League club - and got hammered on van Dijk deal in cash. I am not going to enter in to these converstaions as a mass of abuse and accounts being deleted will be the result.

I am rather surprised you are looking to start it off again.}


1.) 13 Jan 2019 19:03:51
You just didn't reply mate that was all.

Thanks for your opinion, much appreciated.

Cheers

Macca.


2.) 13 Jan 2019 19:06:28
I love you both Macca for your transfer news concerning Liverpool over the years and you Ed2 for, well your vast knowledge on practicality everything, still unsure how you know so much but grateful for it. There will always be idiots in all walks of life but does that make it acceptable no, not at all but Ed2 as you know for every knuckledragger there are double that appreciate your knowledge and contribution to the Liverpool site.


3.) 13 Jan 2019 21:32:10
Always love your long posts Ed002! In response to this I'm a little surprised to be honest, it seems that our financial situation is no where near as good as perceived by most fans. To me I've just seen the big sales and the well publicised commercial growth and assumed we're doing ok. I have a question its up to you respond Ed002, if its going start up more abuse to then don't. Are their steps being taken to lower the debt and make sure we are sustainable? Surely there are plans in place to balance us after the large spending in the past year.

{Ed002's Note - The debt increased in the last set of accounts - there is another set due soon - a month. The club will always polish the results to suit their needs. I really don't want to talk about the finances.}


4.) 13 Jan 2019 22:13:53
No worries appreciate the response Ed002, have a good night!


5.) 13 Jan 2019 23:10:13
Hang on a minute, I thought we no longer discuss money or finances on this site due to the grief it causes the Ed's esp. Ed02. So if that is still the case, why on earth are people posting stuff about money and finances, exactly?


6.) 14 Jan 2019 22:11:09
There was always one way u could of sorted this out ed02 you could of just emailed Macca your answer (as it did seem a genuine question) it would of also saved u from the abuse you would receive from posters with no idea about the club finances. I am also in the bracket with no clue about finances but I also do not wish to know about them I support my club for football reasons not money reasons. This is just a thought and not ago at anybody but maybe if Macca is interested the best way would be discussing thru another way between the two of you then no of you could get abused from fools who thing they know but haven't a clue.

{Ed002's Note - This is the problem - I answered the question and there are still little bitches like you whining about it.}


 

 

12 Jan 2019 20:56:48
Ed002's Note - What have I been pulled up on? De Light joining after I said he wouldn't? Coutinho returning after I said he wouldn't? }

Come on Ed be fair, you say you are not having a go at me but I never mentioned any names to come in, just the fact you said we couldn't afford them.

I was actually intrigued why we can't spend on players of that calibre, or we can if we sell Salah etc

Come on mate I am sorry you are getting abuse, truly am but please don't infer I have mentioned any transfers.

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

{Ed002's Note - I won’t be doing it anymore and assume you will step in.}


1.) 12 Jan 2019 21:18:13
Why would you assume that Ed when I merely asked a question of finances?

Am I wrong for asking?

If its easier for me not to post then please say?

Cheers

Macca.


2.) 12 Jan 2019 21:30:35
Post Macca imo you have done nothing wrong your don't control those who abuse mate and they should not be abusing ed002 but it is not yuor fault your blameless.


3.) 12 Jan 2019 21:25:07
I'm a little concerned about the money talk but not at ed002. Just generally speaking where are we at?

If we have to sell to buy then we are well and trully knackered. We can't lose any of the starting 11, that's just a recipe for disaster.

Do we have anything to worry about ed?

{Ed0333's Note - I think people are under the impression that we have oil and gas money type owners because Becker and VVD were bought for gargantuan money. You have to appreciate the owners are profoundly adept at running a sports franchise. Yes they pump money into the Red Sox but that’s theirs baby Liverpool FC is not. They are successful savvy, affluent businessman for a reason. Becker and VVD were funded due to Couts money, a low net spend in previous seasons and the blindingly obvious need for a world class defender and keeper. In my opinion and I’m not an LFC accountant but I would think £75 million purchases are the exception rather than the norm.


4.) 12 Jan 2019 21:51:15
Exactly my thoughts ed033. I don’t expect the big money 70mill plus signings every year unless a big player moves.

The owners made a push for the league we just need to support the team and hope they get over the line.


5.) 12 Jan 2019 21:47:22
Considering the amount of money invested in players over the past 12 months is it really that hard to understand that Liverpool cannot continue this way?
Currently Liverpool do not need the likes of De Ligt, Coutinho and Pulisic. They have a very good team and a couple of youngsters who if given time will strengthen the squad.
Personally I think ye should just support the current squad and look forward to the Crystal Palace game next weekend instead of dreaming for a big money signings.

{Ed0333's Note - I’d say it’s human nature to want big money signings as this is what a lot of supporters pray for. I’m not gonna lie I would love a big money signing this month a Fekir or a Coutinho. Why should the fans worry about the money side of the football club? We have so many other woes in life our football club is our outlet and release. Let the people paid to run the club worry about the finances. If we spend 100 million on a player it doesn’t phase me at all. Why should I care?


6.) 12 Jan 2019 22:34:24
I understand that Ed0333 but the club does not have a bottomless pit of money to make those signings every year. After signing Van Dijk, Allison, Fabinho and Keita added with a bargain in Shaqiri in the past 12 months I think ye have had a fair share of big money signings recently!
I think supporters need to be realistic about transfers and it was only 8-9 years ago the club was in serious financial trouble!


7.) 12 Jan 2019 23:19:49
Hearno12, keep this sensible talk up and you'll be gone too! 🤔.


 

 

12 Jan 2019 19:55:22
Not at all Ed, but your responses are usually met with we can't afford players or we would have to sell players if we wanted to invest in the squad.

I genuinely thought we where doing well on and off the pitch, I also believe we will need to invest in the squad especially if Sturridge, Origi, Lallana, Moreno and maybe Milner leaves .

Because I think its a tough ask to expect Salah, Firminho and Mane to play every game in every competition.

The talk is De Ligt will command a transfer fee of about 50 mill, are you saying Liverpool can't afford to spend 50 million on a transfer fee moving forward?

And for the record I don't believe there is any interest from Liverpool in De Ligt, I was just a little concerned by your responses inferring Liverpool can't afford to financially compete with other teams challenging for major honours.

Also ED 02 the only reason I am asking is because I was a little concerned because you know a lot about what's going on .

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

{Ed002's Note - Back to immediate abuse for me so best if you take over for a while.}


1.) 12 Jan 2019 20:02:12
Maybe if you weren’t acting like a little bitch with your reply’s you wouldn’t get any. Don’t like answering “stupid” questions your in the wrong job pal. Clearly this annoys you so why bother? Just wondering if they keep the ed02 spot for the complete asshole amugst you?

Love this site, hate your negative and insulting reply’s to people just trying to get some information.

Jumped up person.

{Ed002's Note - It is a real pity was not the wanker you are. Fortunately Macca and the relevations about Klopp, De Ligt and Coutinho are taking over and he will be explaining exactly what is going on multiple times every day.}


2.) 12 Jan 2019 20:03:42
Hi ED, it is absolutely not my intention at all to create any problems, and it would be ridiculous if it did, I am truly sorry.

I thought it was a simple question that I wanted to ask as i believe you also have contacts within the game.

I also wasn't inferring we are signing Coutinho etc it was more to do with the money not being available and the fact you mention only if we sold Salah etc when we talk about signings next season.


Hope this clears things up, also hope you are well.

Cheers

Macca.

{Ed002's Note - Sadly it has not worked out that well. I am getting a vast amountb of abuse from the Maccarettes as soon as you post. To be honest you should sit down the rest of the month and share your wisdom with them - because it is clear they want nothing for me now you are dropping names.}


3.) 12 Jan 2019 20:04:58
Hahaha ed02 I love too hate you, who cares if it's abuse, you speak your mind and opinion and we appreciate an respect that .


4.) 12 Jan 2019 20:08:17
At risk of putting forward another “embarrassing” post, they do say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.


5.) 12 Jan 2019 20:16:56
Love seeing the post from Macca been too long mate since you was on here
Any bits for us to get excited about transfer wise.


6.) 12 Jan 2019 20:19:26
{Ed002's Note - Sadly it has not worked out that well. I am getting a vast amountb of abuse from the Maccarettes as soon as you post. To be honest you should sit down the rest of the month and share your wisdom with them - because it is clear they want nothing for me now you are dropping names. }

Its your wisdom I am counting on Ed and for the record I haven't mentioned any names, please don't try and put this on me, it was a simple question about Liverpools finances.

And my recent track record of players signing has been poor to say the least .

Again if you get chance can you explain your thoughts on our finances if you get chance .

Somebody also mentioned that top players wouldn't come to sit on the bench, I promise you now if we had squad depth up front we wouldn't play the same 3 all the time, its partially down to lack of quality on the bench .

Cheers

Macca.

{Ed002's Note - It is not you Macca at all. It is the immediate abuse I get from the site that is the problem. And this has happened again tonight. There have been a load thrown off and there will be a load more no doubt, but it is nothing against you at all. What shirt number will De Ligt be given?}


7.) 12 Jan 2019 20:23:54
Boringdave you are bang out of order, ed002 gives us info and do the sharkpods for free, and then the likes of you give him abuse, this site can do without the likes of you trolling.


8.) 12 Jan 2019 20:31:06
Obviously we don't see them, as they don't make the page, but can all of the keyboard warriors lay off your abuse to Ed002? He's a valuable resource to this site, and I don't mind that he can sometimes come across as abrasive. I'm sure I would if I had to sit in his chair and keep repeating the same crap all of the time.

Ed002, in fairness to Macca, I see nothing but respect for you in his posts. It isn't Macca's fault that these keyboard warriors come out of the cracks when he posts, so it shouldn't be directed at him.

I'd hate to see a post where Macca announces that he'll no longer post on here, and surely you can see that such a situation would be bad for the site.

Peace.

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing at all to do with Macca Eric, I am more than happy to discuss these matters with him. I take exception to the abuse from others.}


9.) 12 Jan 2019 20:33:06
Wow hahaha you’ve taken this so out of context it’s crazy.

I read this site daily and Macca doesn’t comment a lot and I don’t expect to see much from him. But the way you deal with things is just a joke. Asked you a question you give the biggest dick head answer ever and then bitch to say you’re getting abuse and come up with a nickname for people who are insulting you like we follow macca to the ends of the earth. Actions of a child.


10.) 12 Jan 2019 20:34:25
Come on ED . Calm down.

He's asked a question and you say ”It is not you Macca at all” but end your comment with a sarcastic line while offering no actual reply. Maybe its things exactly like this that causes all the issues?


11.) 12 Jan 2019 20:36:23
Ed002 you are a legend mate the info you share is unreal that you know so much, and share with us.


12.) 12 Jan 2019 20:41:37
Scousetim your bang on, Macca gives rumours not that accurately lately, Eds 002 gives facts and information nobody else is privy to, back under your rock Boringdave, never seen your tag before and hope to not see it again.


13.) 12 Jan 2019 20:44:26
BoringDave? Are you referring to Ed002's nickname for me? It always cracks me up when he calls me Eric. I'm actually considering changing my username to Eric Potato.

Also "Actions of a Child"? When you're getting abuse left right and centre, we can all be forgiven to get a bit emotional about the situation. You don't need to add fuel to the fire.


14.) 12 Jan 2019 21:17:48
Spot on idontlooklikeklopp. Never seen a post from boring dick and hope we never get to see another one again.


15.) 12 Jan 2019 22:21:55
I don't normally approve of the BanHammer, but ifs must. Never seen BoringDave before, but surely you have to question his motives. Who picks a nickname like BoringDave anyway. Be gone with you, la!


16.) 13 Jan 2019 02:48:12
Ed002

We love ya pal. There are far more people on here that appreciate your effort and knowledge than the few snowflakes who can't take a direct answer from someone who reads and answers numerous amounts of queries a day.

We are all glad to have this site and sometines perhaps forget the treasure trove of information that is fed to us every day through all the eds and other posters with their differing opinions.

There ain't no place like this on the net were you can debate opinions and see over the other side of the fence and perhaps have your views on certain maters changed.

99% of the debates on here are always pretty well fought out and conducted maturely.

You and all fellow eds are part of a community that holds you in very high regard.

Peace brother.


 

 

12 Jan 2019 19:20:03
Good evening Eds and fellow posters.

A quick question for you Ed 02, you keep inferring that we cannot afford certain players

{Ed002's Note - De Ligt will not be moving to Liverpool and I doubt they have the money available to buy him. }

I don't see any chance of hime returning to Liverpool and I don't see Liverpool being able to afford him. }

Also when we mention players that could be of interest you say only if somebody is sold .

Do you know something we don't about Liverpools finances?

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you know about Liverpool's finances Macca. Are you suggesting that Liverpool are indeed buying De Ligt and Pipco? I am sure people will be getting the Kleenex out for that.}


1.) 12 Jan 2019 19:44:06
We have splashed out quite heavily in recent windows, especially VVD who was bought in full upfront. So we will be a little skint for a window or two I imagine.


2.) 12 Jan 2019 19:50:34
You cannot keep buying players if someone does not leave. Even Julian Brandt (who I like as a player) did not want to come here if Cou was still around cos he playing on the left at Bayer Leverkusen, same position Cou was playing at the time.

In this case, costly players like De Ligt and Cou (who I don't want back, btw) will not come here and sit on the bench for anyone and for anything. Hence for them to be an option, one of the starters has to go to free up not just a starting position, but to also free up wages as well. I don't know if you know this or not but that is the issue here.


3.) 12 Jan 2019 19:36:15
De Ligt and Coutinho pretty much confirmed then! Just need the fat fella from Bolton to confirm this and its job done!


4.) 12 Jan 2019 19:58:55
I was actually thinking the same as Macca as on the pitch we doing well, also in champs league and last year included, I for one minute have no info but I would like too know wat level our finances are at, as last year we bought vvd, an in summer spent heavily , hope it's not all loan with interest money .


5.) 12 Jan 2019 20:10:02
We’ve spent big recently. Makes complete sense to sell before we buy invest in more top players.


6.) 12 Jan 2019 20:10:48
Ed002 gets a lot of abuse that doesn’t make the site, don’t forget he puts time into this site for free so the input should be treated with respect.

As for macca some treat it as gospel, don’t forget they also contribute what they think is correct at the time but football is ever changing and can change in seconds.

Ed002 comments (I think) are based on some thinking that as soon as they see a rumour it must be true or expect us to buy £60m players every two minutes which isn’t the case.

VVD and Gomez are our first choice, if Lovren or matip were to leave then I’d expect investment to be made.


7.) 12 Jan 2019 20:26:56
ED you are doing yourself and the site any favours by replying here. You know you love a dig at the club so when someone who is a die hard red who also gets info pulls you up, do you expect any dIfferent?

I did begin to believe that we were potless due to your replies and cutting through Maccas post I guess many of us would like to know what you base your comments on as we are stuck between ”is he serious or is he just having a sly joke? ”.

{Ed002's Note - What have I been pulled up on? De Light joining after I said he wouldn't? Coutinho returning after I said he wouldn't?}


8.) 12 Jan 2019 20:46:25
You can see why finances don’t like being mentioned.

I am no way in the know but I am guessing the following points.

Liverpool are not skint but will have to comply with FFP rules.

Numerous posts often end up on here saying we need Werner, De Ligt and others. Money is finate.

If we were looking at a ‘big’ name (I use that term loosely) then logic dictates a first teamer would likely be on their way out.

We would all love for Liverpool to have 6 forwards to pick from that are all of salah’s quality but with transfer fees going up we need to be sensible.

Ed002 is often the one that is asked about transfers so the same questions can be seen as repetitive hence the rtp reply. But all the Ed’s add their elements to this site and some need to be a little less hurt when they disagree or see a reply that isn’t the answer they want.


9.) 12 Jan 2019 20:51:00
Lads go have a look at the Chelsea rumours site and see what bones they get thrown during transfer windows. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you!


10.) 12 Jan 2019 20:58:16
Spot on WY.


11.) 12 Jan 2019 23:02:39
Come on guys please give Ed02 a break. He's seriously hurting here and does not deserve the abuse.

I really respect all the titbits I hear about Liverpool and his vast knowledge. I have no idea about the finances but we all need to bear in mind about FFP. We have made a lot of signings recently and I doubt we could afford Coutinho. As for De Ligt, I've no idea if £50m is out of our reach currently or not.

Let's all show the Eds some respect and also Macca too.


12.) 12 Jan 2019 23:58:38
Nailed it WY, but sadly some posters simply won't get it. Only when ED002 stops sharing the info he has will the idiots who occasionally (or maybe more than occasionally) rear their head realise what they will miss out on. I've been using this site for god knows how long - I'm always waiting for the next idiot to ruin it for everyone. Sadly, with the age of the internet, being a nob is far too easy. And who could blame anyone, ED002 included, for not putting themselves in the firing line?


13.) 12 Jan 2019 23:59:56
Great to see you back posting Macca. Ed002 always great to have you posting on here and your knowledge is 2nd to none. I also love your sarcastic posts keep them coming.


 

 

 

Macca's rumour replies

 

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10 Oct 2017 20:21:18
Can hasn't signed a contract because he knows Klopp isn't convinced by him.

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

 

 

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06 Jun 2017 14:55:12
As in, its done, he has agreed to join us, not Man City as reported everywhere else.

And it will be done.

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

 

 

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01 Jun 2017 21:58:45
Its certainly not the first time mate.

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

 

 

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01 Jun 2017 21:24:46
We only offered him the chance of under 23 football next season and some cup runs, Spurs have told him he will be competing for a first team spot.

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

 

 

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Maybe 25 mill and whatever can be generated in sales.

Cheers

Macca

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Macca's banter replies

 

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13 Jan 2019 20:30:56
I appreciate your opinion maxlfc, I truly hope you are wrong and time will tell.

Sturridge is back up because he is not good enough in my opinion that's why he hasn't had more minutes, he doesn't trust them to come in and do a job.

A top player would get equal game time with Mane for me, and we can't afford any injuries, I believe it would be remise of us to not add a quality forward to compete on all fronts, surely the fact we didn't play the front 3 against Wolves in the cup shows we need more quality up front?

Do you think we should just have Salah, Mane, Bobby to compete in all competitions, if not what kind of back up striker would you go for?

As I said if we had quality then we would rotate our front 3 . Klopp does all over the pitch .

Top players want to play for us, now is the time to sign them if finances permit .

Cheers

Macca.

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13 Jan 2019 20:10:13
No apologies needed maxlfc.

But for me we need more quality to compete with Mane / Salah/ Bobby .

Also thanks for answering Ed.

Speak soon all.

Lets go and win the league.

Good times ahead .

Cheers

Macca.

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13 Jan 2019 19:53:22
In my opinion maxlfc the reason Studge doesn't get more minutes is because he is not good enough and doesn't fit into our system .

Do you not think Klopp would rotate more if he had a Werner for example?

Cheers

Macca.

Macca

 

 

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13 Jan 2019 19:30:28
Was posted twice in error, apologies.

Cheers

Macca.

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13 Jan 2019 19:03:51
You just didn't reply mate that was all.

Thanks for your opinion, much appreciated.

Cheers

Macca.

Macca