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25 Apr 2018 13:45:01
Eds, would we have any interest in shaqiri? I think he'd be a good option to come off the bench and think mane could definitely use the competition. We'd probably be able to get him cheap as well since Stoke are likely going down. Thanks.


{Ed001's Note - no. He wouldn't move to sit on the bench, he won't play the team game, has attitude problems with the rest of his team slagging them off constantly to the Swiss press and is not good enough to get anywhere near the team.}

1.) 25 Apr 2018 14:36:39
What did you think when we signed mane and salah. Did they work as hard for their teams as they do now? The answer would be no. There's no reason to think shaqiri couldn't be the same. He wouldn't have to sit on the bench every game and if he proves himself he could usurp mane in the starting line up if mane can't get back to the sort of form he was in last season.

2.) 25 Apr 2018 14:41:22
we need to stay clear of mediocre players, klopp is building something very special, let's not ruin that.

3.) 25 Apr 2018 14:59:05
NotInTheKnow mate, Mane was a beast at Salzburg and at Southampton I have no idea who you were watching. He scored one of the fastest hat tricks in premier league history. Salah was killing on a mediocre team at Fiorentina then at Roma. They have flourished in a system that plays them better.

Let's just say for the "cheap" we sign Shaqiri, the guy is not that good first of all, but let's say we give him a shot. He comes in does not play because Mane and Salah are first choice. He then starts to bad mouth the team to the media causing unrest in the locker room and screws up the team chemistry. Now we have a player who will not being played and sent home in wages. Why don't we just sign Sturridge to an extension while we are at it, it would be the same as pissing away money on Shaqiri. We see these players for 90 minutes a week and we think we know what they are like. The guy went from Bayern, Inter now at Stoke. If he was that good and didn't have issues other teams would have not given him a look. West Ham has been signing everyone under the sun they stayed away from him.

4.) 25 Apr 2018 16:31:54
Mediocre is a compliment to Shaqiri, he's somehow even lazier than Balotelli which really says it all.

5.) 25 Apr 2018 17:35:26
NotIntheKnow, your username says it all I'm afraid, wanting a player like HIM? seriously mate? and then bringing up Mane and Salah's work rate to compare, you have to be joking me?

What get's me about your second post is you completely ignored what Ed1 had said regarding his attitude, is that not an issue to you? you would still want to sign him, regardless of how much of an idiot he is?

I have an idea, let's go sign Balotelli and Sakho again shall we. For once in a long time we are free of fools like them, before Balotelli it was Suarez, we went on a long run with fools disrespecting the image of the club, we don't need more.

6.) 25 Apr 2018 18:42:48
I'd feel a lot better if it was Shaqiri or Mane coming off the bench to make an impact next season instead of Lallana, Solanke, Ings etc. I know he's been saying to the press in recent weeks about the players at Stoke not being good enough or something along those lines, but he's not wrong is he? He's the only one who looks like he can make something happen for them all season and it's almost been up to him to try and save them in matches. Alongside better players I think still think he'd be a good option.

{Ed001's Note - he won't come off the bench. You aren't reading what I said. He is an arrogant arse who thinks he is too good to sit on a bench, even though he is not that good. Certainly not even half the player he thinks he is.}

7.) 25 Apr 2018 18:57:48
Ok ed if his attitude really is that bad then i'll just have to take your word because it would only be detrimental to team morale so wouldn't be worth it.

{Ed001's Note - he has a habit of playing up, went AWOL in the past and stuff.}

8.) 25 Apr 2018 20:06:01
There are two chances of Klopp being interested in Shaqiri :
Sod all and even less.

9.) 26 Apr 2018 00:56:55
You want to know about his attitude and opinion of himself. Go YouTube the press conference from the Euros after he scored that bicycle kick goal against Poland. The reporter asked him something to the effect was it his best goal he scored. Shaqiri responded I always score great goals. God know what he was talking about because I have rarely to never seen him score "great" goals. The guy thinks he is a lot better than he is.

With these foreign players watch the press conferences they give to reporters from their own countries. The arrogance really pours through, maybe because they speak their native tongue and have the vocabulary to be dicks.

10.) 26 Apr 2018 08:18:42
In regards to what you wrote "if mane can't get back to the sort of form he was in last season. "

Someone correct me if i'm wrong, someone may even have the stats but isn't Mane having a better season than last? More goals/ assists?


11.) 26 Apr 2018 08:41:56
J Taylor - more goals, assists, chances created, successful passes, shots on target - just about everything you can measure better than last season.

{Ed001's Note - I think Mane has been magnificent over the last few weeks personally. He has been instrumental to the team. I didn't realise the stats also bore that out though.}

12.) 26 Apr 2018 08:47:43
Mane this season; 18 goals and 9 assists.

Mane last season; 13 goals and 6 assists.

He is blitzing his record last season. It is a total myth he is having a bad year. Salah is just making him look bad. In any other season since 13/ 14 Mane would be our top scorer.

13.) 26 Apr 2018 08:59:21
Mane is having a great season.

This perception about him having a worse season than last year is because Salah is the main man. Last year he was Mane.

People forget at the start of the season Salah was missing a lot of big chances and it was Mane who was scoring the important goals.

14.) 26 Apr 2018 12:11:03
I think it's high time people started realising how good our team actually is up front. Forget attitude if you don't know what the players are like and focus on talent alone - players like Shaquiri, Arnautovic, Richardlinson, Redmond, Boufal etc are not the players a level down that might be happy to come in and try to compete. They are players that would never get to play unless we have a crisis.

They are players that would need to be showing their best games consistent at 20-21 years old to have a realistic hope of ever matching our guys or pushing them for their spots. Players like Draxler, Douglas Costa, Brandt and Lemar are the standard we need to look at now if we want next season to continue to improve on this one. I'll back whoever Klopp signs until he gives me a good reason not to (Caulker aside, everyone he's signed has worked to some extent) but the players who pop up with something impressive every half a season for MOTD are no longer what we should be looking at.

15.) 26 Apr 2018 13:17:03
Long time scowler, rarely a poster.
Keep up the good work etc.

I have had to comment. Shaqiri to Liverpool instead of Lallana is possibly the worst call I have heard since Neville Chamberlain came back from Berlin and said "I have in my hand. ".

It completely misrepresents the kind of player Shaqiri is and undervalues Lallana who is a top quality player. He has been unlucky with injuries but he is a player who was heavily leaned on by Klopp.

16.) 27 Apr 2018 12:41:48
Hi eds is there any interest on dembelle from spurs as he is in last year of his contract and supposedly available for 20million . Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - no.}



24 Dec 2013 05:07:39
Hey ed, any update on Muriel? I searched and there hasn't been an update for a few months. Do we still hold an interest? I know he also got injured at the end of november but don't know how long he's out for. Would that put off any interested parties?


{Ed002's Note - There was plenty of interest in Luis Muriel over the summer but none from Liverpool. Muriel signed a new long term contract at Udinese, although has had some injuries keeping him out of the team.}



27 Oct 2013 11:01:20
How long is Wisdoms loan to Derby? Haven't actually seen an article that says how long the loan actually is but i'm guessing it's for the season. Ed?
Cheers {Ed001's Note - as it is a youth loan, he can go for the season, but not less than 28 days. In this case, the deal is until the end of the season, but he still spends time back with Liverpool inbetween matches for Derby.}


1.) Do you think we loaned him to derby as a bit of a sweetner to help with the transfer of will hughes in jan with the same sort of loan deal to beat the rest of the pack as wisdom surely had better options {Ed002's Note - The price of Hughes is known to Liverpool - if they want to buy him the summer was the time - next summer he will be even more expensive.}



29 Jul 2013 01:19:14
Ed, do you know of any interest for Geoffrey Kondogbia from Liverpool? Would be a great fit at CDM and considering the state Sevilla are in financially wouldn't be too expensive?
Cheers {Ed002's Note - Kondogbia only moved last summer but Juventus would like to take him in the summer and Begiristain has said he is interested in the player and feels that the club can work with him to be a long term replacement for Yaya Torre. Monaco and Chelsea have asked about his availability whilst Real Madrid were looking to a deal for him that would see a player, Jese Rodriguez, included in the transaction on a loan, sale, or sale to buy back deal. Obviously that is now off the table. Chelsea have turned their attentions elsewhere but both Milan clubs remain interested.}




31 Mar 2013 03:13:11
Atleast we can cross Bayern off if Suarez is to leave in the summer as it seems they don't need anymore strikers after thrashing Hamburg 9-2! There striker Pizarro helped himself to 4.
Cheers {Ed002's Note - Pizarro is one of many players leaving Bayern in the summer.}


1.) Pizzaro leave?! Haha gokd joke u have no idea he's going to stay for sure my friend.
Gomez might leave but pizzaro will STAY maybe bayern buys lewandowski, if they dont, they might be interested in suarez




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24 Apr 2018 00:32:59
What are people's thoughts on Vardy as an impact sub? I think he'd be great.


1.) 24 Apr 2018 04:10:01
He would be but there's no way he'd agree to it.

{Ed001's Note - whereas I think he would be bloody awful. He does not fit us.}

2.) 24 Apr 2018 07:02:45
No chance, he's nowhere near the level we require even for an impact sub.

3.) 24 Apr 2018 07:31:23
Vardy has nothing but his speed. His technique and finishing are very poor. Just head down and hit it as hard as possible. At 31 his legs will likely be gone soon. I expect he will likely be a championship player in the next 2 years.

4.) 24 Apr 2018 08:50:56
An impact sub for when we decide to sit deep, take off our entire back three and hit long balls behind the defense? That's a nieche scenario at best.

5.) 24 Apr 2018 12:38:06
Vardy's scored quite a few goals poaching as well. So it's not just pumping it over the top that will lead to goals for him. Now that I think about it with him being 31 and us already having the likes of Ings and origi we'd be better off keeping them than paying whatever Leicester would want for Vardy. Re Origi I remember him having a good season before that ankle injury, he was good in the air, powerful, fast and had a good finish on him and can play across the front 3. Maybe Klopp can work his magic on him if he decides to stay. I do still think vardy would be a very good back up, he's a goal getter and would be a great player to throw on for Firmino if we need something different up top.



23 Apr 2018 21:00:13
Hi Ed. Used to be a regular reader of this site a few years ago and have recently begun coming back. Could I ask a favour of Ed001 and ask who he thinks we should be signing this summer if it's not too much hassle? Thanks.


{Ed001's Note - if we could get him, Alisson. Ndidi would be another one I would want to at least try for. I am quite keen on Ceballos from what I have seen but I would want to see more before I would be sure. I think that would be enough of an outlay with Keita for one summer.}

1.) 23 Apr 2018 21:31:52
Thanks Ed. Do you not feel we could do with a reinforcement or two upfront? If one of our main 3 now get a long-term injury I don't think we have sufficient quality at all currently to replace them.

{Ed001's Note - I would think Ings, Solanke, Wilson, Origi and Woodburn deserve a chance to be back up myself.}

2.) 23 Apr 2018 21:32:15
I like the 3 you list Ed001. May i ask. Would you not want a new cbk to partner van dijk? Lovren has shown he is capable but has odd blip but matip and lovren very injury prone and can't seem to stay fit for long spells. Klavan been handy but getting on in years, and obviously gomez a talent. Thanks in advance for you're reply and great job you Eds do.

{Ed001's Note - yes I would like one, but I would also like to see Gomez given some opportunities, so I would rather spend the money in other areas first.}

3.) 23 Apr 2018 22:42:03
Think this would be a good window for us if we could get alisson, ceballos and keita in this summer. With the likes of Woodburn and Wilson maybe involved more in rotation etc for our front three/ four.

4.) 24 Apr 2018 03:19:13
Keita, a DLP, versatile fullback and a creative midfielder capable of playing out wide.
So far, Keita and Ceballos look most likely. Fullback and DLP are two positions the club seem to have drawn up a list on potential targets.
Jorginho off to City by the looks of it, so maybe Neves or Ndidi. No idea about fullbacks (Periera would be good as he can play RB and LB) . Ceballos is the creative midfielder which allows OX to move out wide when Mane or Salah are not playing. Wilson will also provide cover i guess.

5.) 23 Apr 2018 22:06:38
Are those options really good enough though ed? I'm not sure Ings and Solanke are the required quality to be honest, although I do still take in to account Solanke's age. If Firmino picks up an injury and is out for a few months you would be happy that for those months it's either going to be Ings or Solanke? Is that title winning quality? No way. I thought it was looking likely Origi might be leaving this summer, but I guess the clue's in my name. Will Wilson and Woodburn be given chances? I've been wondering why Wilson hasn't been given a chance for over a year myself and Woodburn hasn't played at all this season.

{Ed001's Note - to be back ups? Yes. You are not going to get better who will take that role. I do expect that group to be thinned out, some will go on loan and some will be sold but there is still plenty there. As for title winning quality - that is what Salah, Mane and Firmino are. Wilson didn't get a chance because he didn't earn it. He doesn't work hard enough when the other team have the ball.}

6.) 23 Apr 2018 22:11:22
Ed001: interesting shout on Alisson. Do you not think Karius has enough potential to be our answer?

{Ed001's Note - that is not the point. He is not going to ever be as good as Alisson.}

7.) 23 Apr 2018 22:28:50
That would be a pretty big spend for those 3 though ed? Not sure we would have the stomach for what they would want for Allison and especially Ndidi.

{Ed001's Note - probably not, but my point was to just buy a couple of quality players rather than 6 or 7 who have not got as much quality.}

8.) 23 Apr 2018 23:20:40
Is it alisson or any top keeper ed or if we can't get alisson stick with karius as i think karius has done well and still improving he needs to tweek a few areas and work on his distribution but think he is a decent keeper.

{Ed001's Note - there are no other top keepers that we are likely to be able to attract, so it would be Alisson or no one for me. Karius is good enough to do, but he is not like Clemence or Grobs - top class.}

9.) 24 Apr 2018 02:41:44
I personally think we need more than that, although I understand we should not disrupt the squad. Lallana and Can will most likely leave, Coutinho has already gone. Keita is coming in and will help significantly, and one of Ndidi or Ceballos will most likely sign; I would be chuffed with either.

However I do still feel we need someone in the mould of Coutinho to add creativity and cover on the wing as well. Personally I do think that any of Draxler, Lemar, Fekir or Isco could do this and would be great for this role.

While Karius has impressed I completely understand that if you can nab a world class keeper like Alisson, you have to take that opportunity. We have seen the impact De Gea has had at United, and I firmly believe we would be right in amongst the title race if we hadnt dropped so many points to Mignolet clangers (as well as shaftings by referees) . He is very expensive though so there is that to consider.

As for strikers, I personally feel that if we make an attacking midfield signing this area sorts itself out. If Klopp trusts one of Ings, Solanke, Wilson, Origi or Woodburn to cover, then I do too. The key is to keep Firmino fit as we aren’t half the team when he doesn’t play.

Defence is where it gets very tricky. We have clearly suffered this season due to a lack of consistent selection in that area. We have settled on our best defensive lineup now but we are clearly still suffering from a lack of a right back. It is neither Arnold nor gomez’ proper position, but we cannot bleed both at the same time; teams know that is our weak side and will always attack it no matter what. You could say we could simply move Gomez over to centre back, but he doesn’t look ready for that necessarily either. We also probably need another centre half who To have confidence in because although Lovren has improved in the second half of the season significantly, he will seemingly always make errors. I’m comfortable with him and Van Dijk, unsure if Klavan can maintain a decent standard at his age, and Matip just needs to leave. I’d personally suggest moving Gomez to backup centre back, let Arnold be understudy to a senior right back, and sign another centre half to switch with Lovren and replace Klavan if necessary. Gomez could also get game time if Moreno leaves as he has played left back for us before, and I’m sure tony Gallacher couldn’t do any worse, as well as Milner.

To summarise who I think we should sign, throwing all realism and expectation out of the window:

Gibson/ Mee (championship player I know but I think it’s very important to have a few brits in your Defense)
Ndidi/ Ceballos
Isco/ Fekir/ Lemar/ Draxler (Fekir is probably the best player but Isco is probably the one to be most comfortable in midfield areas)

I legitimately believe we are 5 players away from winning a premier league title.

{Ed001's Note - you are talking about players that are not going to come. None of those forwards are anything but a wet dream. None are going to join to rotate/back up our current 3.}

10.) 24 Apr 2018 04:46:39
GK Reina on free. Karius no 1.

LB Bertrand. Moreno moving. Or B. Chiwell again.
Matip to move replaced by Gomez.
RB if clyne is moving out. Else TAA and Clyne for RB.

Keita replacing Can.
Lallana being replaced with Callebos.
Gini I am not sure on. Silva for couple of years, though he wants Spain.
MILNER Should stay for a year.

Stud may be moving with Origi.
So one fwd needed, can we target Soon from Tottenham.

11.) 24 Apr 2018 09:58:03
Ed you wouldn't have Butland as back up then mate?

{Ed001's Note - he picks up too many injuries.}

12.) 24 Apr 2018 11:07:54
Ed1 - I think some fans have a whimsical idea that we can be 2 starting quality players deep at every position! Unlikely tho aye, I like the idea of slow and steady. Keeps the momentum building nice and steady.

{Ed001's Note - our priority should never be about buying back ups. It should always be on buying players for the first XI. It has been buying squad players that has held us back since the glory days. Squad players should be those that have been displaced from the first team fighting to get back in and academy players on the verge. If you are buying back ups, then you are just wasting money on players that are not good enough for the team.}

13.) 24 Apr 2018 11:20:49
Alisson, Ndidi/ Ceballos and Keita would be a brilliant window. Strengthens what is now our weakest link, picks up a world class GK and still leaves a path open for TAA, Gomez and Woodburn. Then in a years time, Klopp can assess whether the youngsters have improved enough to press their claims to be regular starters or whether he has to go back to the market. He prob will have to anyway to replace Klavan and Milner and possibly one of our front 3.

14.) 24 Apr 2018 13:46:54
Yup flipside to that would be buying a player good enough to start but with the intention that he is a very good backup. I think that is what some fans really want. And in an ideal world you could stockpile talent to no detriment of the teams chemistry etc.
I like the idea of having a solid first team squad that includes young and hungry players all there to compete for starting positions.

15.) 24 Apr 2018 16:02:01
I did not mean those players to join as back up Ed001, I meant those 4 players could join to play as a creative midfielder and start most games, while also being able to drop into the wing positions to give either Salah or mane a rest when needed. Would they not be an improvement on chamberlain, Milner, Wijnaldum and Lallana, in the manner you have referenced above? I still feel we miss Coutinhos ability on set pieces and to create from deep.

{Ed001's Note - none of them play as a deep lying midfielder, which is the one creative midfielder Klopp plays. So, I say again, they are not going to come.}

16.) 24 Apr 2018 22:06:59
How can people still bemoan any idea of lacking creativity when we score the amount of goals we do!?



22 Feb 2015 22:43:21
Watching Motd and Johnathan Pearce's commentary for Coutinho's goal couldn't have been more bland. I thought he was famed for his over-excited commentary style!




20 Feb 2015 18:42:27
Hi ed033. I like the new layout used for the site on all device's. I have one query though for when i'm using the site on my Ipod. The " Create new post" to the right of the screen which follow's you as you scroll down, could this maybe be made a bit smaller as it can intrude onto post's when you're reading. Nothing major but just a suggestion. Thank's for all the hard work.


{Ed033's Note - i have to have the text "Create New Post" on the button otherwise when it used to say POST, people email in saying, "how do i create a new post"?

The button has to be wide enough so when you click on it, it registers a click and slides out, hence why it's that wide.

The reason it follows you down the screen is because then it is easy for people to create a new post at any time.

The problem is, most people don't post and would probably prefer it not to be there on a mobile device.

An answer maybe to make the button transparent with just an outline and a hint of outlined text.

1.) 20 Feb 2015 21:10:45
Could it go on the left? I'm thinking right handed people make up the majority of visitors



04 Feb 2015 23:38:18
I can't be the only one who is completely perplexed why rodgers would have 2 right-backs on the bench ( Why, by the way?) and chooses to send on a striker to play at right-wing-back? It's these kind of decisions that make him infuriate me.


1.) Seem to work though !!

2.) 05 Feb 2015 00:22:14
It isn't that cut and dry.
Johnson is capable of playing on the left, right and at centre back. Options.
When borini came on we were chasing the game, borini can operate from the side. An attacking player over a defender when chasing the game should not be perplexing to anyone.
Just because they're playing out of position doesn't mean it has any negative effect on the system.
Would Manquillo or Johnson offered more moving forward and chasing down from the front than Borini? Not in my opinion.
Players need to fit the system, not the formation.

3.) 05 Feb 2015 02:31:09
Your comments prove the accuracy of your name, I thought Borini did better than Manquillo and Johnson would have.

4.) Borini came on and then Markovic got a knock.
It was out of necessity and not out of choice that Fabio had to play wing back.

5.) Johnson isn't capable of passing to another player in the same coloured shirt! He is a poor defender and the sooner he goes the better if he can take Allen with him that would immediately make the club stronger.

6.) Personic post.

We were camped in their half, and Borini received the ball in the wide forward position, and didn't get close to being a wing back for the entire time he was on. He was basically brought on as a winger, regardless who he replaced.




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25 Apr 2018 18:57:48
Ok ed if his attitude really is that bad then i'll just have to take your word because it would only be detrimental to team morale so wouldn't be worth it.


{Ed001's Note - he has a habit of playing up, went AWOL in the past and stuff.}



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25 Apr 2018 18:42:48
I'd feel a lot better if it was Shaqiri or Mane coming off the bench to make an impact next season instead of Lallana, Solanke, Ings etc. I know he's been saying to the press in recent weeks about the players at Stoke not being good enough or something along those lines, but he's not wrong is he? He's the only one who looks like he can make something happen for them all season and it's almost been up to him to try and save them in matches. Alongside better players I think still think he'd be a good option.


{Ed001's Note - he won't come off the bench. You aren't reading what I said. He is an arrogant arse who thinks he is too good to sit on a bench, even though he is not that good. Certainly not even half the player he thinks he is.}



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25 Apr 2018 14:36:39
What did you think when we signed mane and salah. Did they work as hard for their teams as they do now? The answer would be no. There's no reason to think shaqiri couldn't be the same. He wouldn't have to sit on the bench every game and if he proves himself he could usurp mane in the starting line up if mane can't get back to the sort of form he was in last season.





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24 Dec 2018 18:54:22
VVD is a great shout. Hadn't actually crossed my mind but if he keeps this form up then he'll definitely be favourite I'd think.




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27 Nov 2018 16:39:14
Not sure why Murray gets such a raw deal. He's probably the same as Milner.




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27 Nov 2018 16:31:55
Sorry, did macca change his name or is this a different guy?


{Ed033's Note - different.



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23 Nov 2018 23:49:28
What has alisson actually done so far to receive all this gushing, sorry? I don't think he's had to make one really good save yet, not that goalkeepers should be judged how good they are based on that. I agree he is very good with his feet and he does seem to have learnt from the Leicester incident, which is a positive, to show that he can learn from his mistakes and areas to improve. But I think he's been lucky a few times to not concede from errors he's made. One thing I'm disappointed by is his tendency to punch crosses instead of catch.




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20 Sep 2018 17:43:24
Mane man, the same way van dijk had him in his pocket when he was involved in both of utd's goals when we lost there last season?