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22 Dec 2016 12:39:59
Talk about LFC looking at Gabigol (Gabriel Barbosa) - Ed would you mind shedding some light on what's gone wrong for him at Inter?

They spent a lot on money to sign him in the summer and yet he hasn't even played 90 mins yet. Was it due to the change of manager or is he simply not good enough?

Thanks and have a great Christmas holidays fella!

Puzzled Red

{Ed002's Note - He is not getting any game time and that has made him unhappy. Is is young and in a new environment and things are unlikely to change. A number of sides have shown an interest in taking him on loan - Palmeiras, Sao Paulo, Santos and Fluminense (but none from Brazil could afford to buy him nor pay his wages), Marseille, Las Palmas and Leicester. Wagner Ribeiro was in England and did speak to another English side about him. Liverpool has not spoken with his agent nor Inter about him at this time.}


 

 

02 Oct 2015 21:46:40
I can already feel the ominous dissapointment on the site growing if/when De Boer is brought in.

A few of the pros that come to mind are:
- he's a winner (titles - albeit in a lesser league)
- European experience (champions league - although never further than second round I believe)
- Able to coach a team well under a club structure which delegates transfers and 'philosophy of play' to other staff
- Success working with younger players

Just a few that came to me

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12 Aug 2014 11:40:58
Hi Ed002, based on player valuations given by their respective clubs, which of Icardi and Bony is most viable? Admittedly they both seem to be pricey.

Puzzled Red

{Ed002's Note - I can only guess, but Bony I would think.}


 

 

29 Jul 2014 21:31:07
Eds after reading the rumour re Lucas leaving on loan to Napoli, I wanted to ask would the club seriously consider a loan offer for him? I hope we wouldn't be that naive.

We are not blessed with too many defensive midfielders and although some posters might say Lucas isn't the best there is, he is a good player and I think we need to be careful not to dismantle our whole team by adding in too many new players.

If a good offer came in that the club felt it simply couldn't refuse then that's different, but a loan deal? That would be stupid I think.

Puzzled Red

{Ed001's Note - last I heard the club were not interested in a loan move.}


 

 

30 Apr 2014 18:04:18
Hi Ed would it be fair to say that if Liverpool bought in a player that could play left back and left centre back e.g Rojo - Agger would be leaving?

Personally, I'd rather promote Smith - Flannaghan has shown how beneficial this can be!

Puzzled Red

{Ed002's Note - I think there is a good chance Agger will go.}


1.) Sahko is #1 choice cb, in my opinion, with teams rarely playing two lefties, it would seem agger is going! Skrtel is also younger, slightly, and has had a good season! I think rodgers will focus on him, trying to tidy up his marking and decision making, I would not be surprised to see them two as first choice next season!


2.) Smiths one appearance merely illustrated he is way off the standard required right now. The most out of depth debut I can remember. He needs to build his confidence on loan before being given another opportunity.


3.) Everyone wrote off Flanagan too - myself and even ed001 included! I'm not saying he's ready to be first choice but he should be promoted to playing for our first team I think.


4.) Perhaps a year long loan is what Brad Smith needs now.


 

 

 

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11 Jan 2017 11:12:30
Make no mistake, tonight is a huge game!

After last years failings in 2 cup finals, Klopp and team will be desperate to get it right this time.

Fact of the matter is, as much as we all love JK, he hasn't won anything yet. Until that changes he cannot be called a successful appointment.

What better way to change that then getting to the final and smashing United at Wembley to win it!

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1.) 11 Jan 2017 12:06:30
Successful is such a subjective term Puzzled Red. In the traditional sense, quantified by cups, maybe so. but Klopp has successfully brought a brand of footie back to Anfield that has not been seen, in my humble, since Evans. He has been successful in instilling optimism, ran the transfers at what appears to be a profit, taken us to two cup finals and 2nd in the league all in a relatively short space of time.

Sometimes the destination isn't the true source of satisfaction, more the experience of the journey made to arrive there


2.) 11 Jan 2017 12:14:22
Van Gaal won a Trophy, yet he's regarded as failure at Man utd because of style of play. Klopp has been a success in that department at Anfield. We are not the finished article, but considering what Klopp has done in the way we are playing I would say so far he's doing a great job. We have been to 2 cup finals and are now competing at the top end of the Premiership, and considering the clubs financial muscle compared to our competitors for a title challenge we are definitely punching our weight.


3.) 11 Jan 2017 13:07:40
Surely the 2nd leg is more important then 😄


4.) 11 Jan 2017 13:10:44
Lol. Success measured by no of chance created! I love fine people and their exceptional talent to make excuses.

What is the use of playing attentive football and winning nothing? Guess what turn the page and ask Arsenal!

I don't care if we park the bus for the remaining 15 games if that will give me 45 points. Simply don't care how we play!

Lol LVG won an FA cup at the expense of CL places and league title! He couldn't get UTD to challenge for the league in 3 years and hence he was sacked!


5.) 11 Jan 2017 13:23:45
So apart from Conte for you, there is no successful manager in the pl?


6.) 11 Jan 2017 13:25:33
Regardless of the glaring successes that JK has had with us especially with the mess he inherited from the previous manager, he has been successful in making us more than competitive in a very short time. That must be commended.

However he himself, says that losing finals, is not cool and that he needs to start winning them again so Harry globally, is right here. If we make the final, we have to win it, period and even Klopp knows that. As for LVG, he deserved to be canned as they were just bloody awful under him and the FA Cup win, does not automatically change that fact.


7.) 11 Jan 2017 13:32:42
If you don't care if we park the bus and win the league by the type of anti-football Plymouth gave us on Saturday, you might well love Liverpool but you hate the sport. Football needs to be played and needs to be entertaining. I know several Chelsea fans and two United fans who both gave up going to games in their title wins made by boring 1-0 wins.


8.) 11 Jan 2017 14:17:54
Nobody said about winning nothing Harry lad, more a attention/ recognition to the progress and associated enjoyment with that, and rightly attributing that to Klopp building success.

Folk being all "stompy feet" and only interpreting success on the immediate (or lack of immediate) boil my p*ss Harry.

Liverpool are showing better tactical fluidity to defend (man city) but I'd rather spend the afternoon repeatedly punching my own john thomas than see Liverpool FC park the bus for half a season.


9.) 11 Jan 2017 14:26:42
If Liverpool are winning trophies but every game is dull defensive bus-parking, ill be changing sport. Ideally we win playing entertaining football but im not paying money and following a spectacle of dross.


10.) 11 Jan 2017 15:58:41
Liverpools team under Klopps high tempo pressing style has yet to complete a full season and there is still a chance that fatigue from heavy metal football will result in a cluster of injuries for the run in.

So far so good at the moment but if you handed me 2nd place now and no cup wins I would snap it up.

And with a bit of luck if we do get champagne league football we will need a bigger squad which makes the Sakhos situation stranger again.


11.) 11 Jan 2017 17:26:52
I agree with Harry! 😣😣


12.) 11 Jan 2017 20:07:40
Im hanging out for us to win the league but if we can only do it by playing boring crap footy then no thanks. Much as I would love us to finally win, if it means that my kids get turned off and stop watching then I think its not worth it. Im loving the style of footy we are playing now. Its why I started supporting LFC and I would hate to see them turn their backs on it. Just ask yourself this: how many Chelsea and ManU fans actually bothered to watch matches when their teams were playing "winning" footy.
In the wider view, Football is competing with a whole host of other "entertainment" - they can't afford to be complacent.


 

 

02 Jan 2017 13:37:38
Any team news on Henderson?

Puzzled Red

{Ed002's Note - I think it will be unlikely that Liverpool would take a risk with him today. I damn it, but they haven't purchased a player to replace him yet.}


1.) 02 Jan 2017 13:54:57
Just what the hell are these bloody american owners doing ed2, despicable we haven't bought someone yet.


2.) 02 Jan 2017 14:10:16
Just seen the lineups. Hendersons not included.

Thanks for the input Ed, I think.


3.) 02 Jan 2017 14:51:40
Out for arround 10 days.


4.) 02 Jan 2017 21:53:49
We missed him today as well . but quite a few players looked very heavy legged. maybe the rest will be good for hendo ready for Southampton! And if not definitely for the 15th!


 

 

01 Jan 2017 14:49:11
Right I was an advocate of we don't need to buy anyone this summer.

But I'll be honest if Henderson's heel injury is as bad as last time (I'm taking rest of the season), then I think we should bring someone in this window.

Stewart and Emre are fine but they cannot do what Henderson does and we saw yesterday once Hendo went off our midfield lost its shape and looked more penetrable.

Then again I'm not sure who's out there that's available and can do what Hendo does as he is a class player.

Puzzled Red

1.) 01 Jan 2017 14:57:49
But if we buy somebody who has all those attributes, what happens when the captain is fit again? Short to mid term injury doesn't free up space in the squad for a new first team player,
On the other hand, if Lucas goes and Henderson is long term out.


2.) 01 Jan 2017 15:10:20
Can was exposed playing that deeper role when Hendo went off. He doesn't have the discipline or positional sense to play there. Stewart is a true DM just like Lucas and Klopp plays with someone who is better on the ball.
We ll have to wait to see the extent of his injury.


3.) 01 Jan 2017 15:12:58
Stewart has proven he is a classy back up. If Hendo is out for a few games, no problem. If Hendo is out for the season, we perhaps need to adjust the system slightly to suit the players who are fit. Simple really. Nothing stopping us going 4-2-3-1 with Wijnaldum and Stewart/ Can in front of the back 4.

Don't panic lads. We have quality, and in depth.


4.) 01 Jan 2017 15:23:24
Stewart is brilliant on the ball Harry. Some of his forward passing is excellent and he used to occassionally play on the wing as a youth player, such is his quality on the ball. He probably doesn't have the same range as Hendo. For example, I can't see him hitting many raking diagonals. However to say he is just a pure defensive player is just offensive and frankly wrong. He is the perfect back up. This for him is his chance to nail down the position and make Henderson fight to get back in.


5.) 01 Jan 2017 15:28:21
I would love Dele Alli! Still can't believe we didn't go all out and get him. Only 20 years old, Liverpool his boy hood club. Still hopeful.


6.) 01 Jan 2017 15:30:07
We're overrun with players.


7.) 01 Jan 2017 16:59:03
Okay fair enough fellas.

You're probably right. I'm panicking a bit. I think Henderson is just so key to how we play that I'm worried our style will suffer and results too without him.


8.) 01 Jan 2017 17:43:35
Well MK, I take your words on Stewart. In that case he should be picked ahead of Can. Don't you think so? Stewart should have been on the pitch when Hendo was taken off yesterday!


9.) 01 Jan 2017 18:07:54
Was Stewart on the bench Harry? I genuinely don't know!


10.) 01 Jan 2017 18:15:03
Exactly my point. Klopp would prefer Can in that role in case Henderson needs to be taken off. Stewart only occupies the bench of Can is out with an injury. Since we don't play with specialist the first three pick remains Hendo, Wiji and Can.


11.) 01 Jan 2017 22:12:14
Stewart dribbles a little too much sometimes and is prone to get tackled in our defensive third.


12.) 02 Jan 2017 00:40:09
If you have lucas on the bench there is no need to carry stewart as well. And can offers more dynasim to the team in a variety of midfield roles that benefit coming off the bench vs what you would bring steeart on for, which is purely to shut up shop. But Lucas covers that role too.


 

 

31 Dec 2016 12:12:47
Just a bit of mid season banter - who do we think has been our best player so far this season?

There's been a few real standouts. Some are the usual suspects (Coutinho and Firmino) ; some are surprises (Milner and Lallana) ; some are new signings (Matip and Mane) .

For me, I'd give it to Lallana. Just because of how much he has turned it around and done what we all asked of him - score more goals. Fair play to you Adam, keep it up in the second half of the season please.

Honestly, I could give it to any of them listed above though.

Thoughts?

Puzzled Red

1.) 31 Dec 2016 12:55:01
Llalana for me too - he's the creative force from midfield that is keeping the front 3 linked, and his clever movement also keeps the teams shape unpredictable and difficult to defend against. He's also starting to score some really important goals.

Besides him it's a very close call between Hendo, Couts, Firmino, Mane, Matip and Milner who have all looked really strong.


2.) 31 Dec 2016 12:57:12
This season, probably Firmino but Lallana would have been a shoe-in if he hadn't had an injury which slowed his progress.


3.) 31 Dec 2016 13:13:28
Id give it to Milner personally. Playing in an unfamiliar position, he has kept Moreno out the side by pure consistency. Contributed with assists and penalties too and goes about his job with minimum fuss. Last year i was questioning why we had him in the first team, this year he's almost unreplaceable.

{Ed001's Note - Hendo for me.}


4.) 31 Dec 2016 14:22:19
Mane for me. He has had some poor matches granted, but we look like a different team when he isn't on the pitch. He's not the only reason, but in my opinion his speed and ability has taken us to a different level.
I think he compliments the rest of the squad really well.


5.) 31 Dec 2016 14:28:14
Hendo. Just posted similar above with my reasons.


 

 

28 Dec 2016 14:38:45
Just wanted to say the atmosphere in the Kop last night in the second half was magical.

Loads of singing. Anything from the usual classics to Christmas carols! Special mention to the "Merry Christmas Everton" song that went on in full voice for a good 10 minutes!

Loved it as always, shout out to anyone else who managed to get down there for the game last night!

Puzzled Red

1.) 28 Dec 2016 14:56:41
Some of the atmosphere was great but a huge number of people left early which was disgraceful in my opinion.


2.) 28 Dec 2016 16:17:40
I also loved the applause and standing ovation they and the whole stadium gave to Big Ol` Crouchie. He loves us still and we have never stopped loving him to the point that I even applauded him when he was subbed off right in front of my TV. he was a wonderful player and a true gentleman.


3.) 28 Dec 2016 16:48:57
You clapped at the telly?


4.) 28 Dec 2016 16:52:43
Agreed, Hamilton, he always gave his best and scored some crackers for us. Must say I especially miss some of his celebrations as well!


 

 

 

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15 Jan 2017 09:17:52
Hope so Harry. We need our captain

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10 Jan 2017 15:58:10
200% with you Hamilton.

It's bizarre that a 19year old highly regarded as having a bright future in the game can be dismissed as not gone enough based off a handful of matches and a below par first game back from injury against Plymouth (which I imagine is where this Yipster post and all it's 'agrees' is really originating from)

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10 Jan 2017 12:46:16
You say Ojo isn't good enough?

Players only get better by playing football at a high level.

With your attitude Yipster, Bellerin never would have been given the game time to turn him from 4th choice backup to the best right back in the league. Same story for Harry Kane. Same story for Alli. I could go on and on.

Promise is a few years older than Ojo and has more experience so I would expect more from him but if we give that to Ojo (a player we already have) then what?

We develop our own player, tap into the potential of one the country's best young prospects and save millions on bringing in a player we never really needed.

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22 Dec 2016 12:35:02
Icardi has the ultras on his back (maybe a bit OTT) but there's a reason for it.

He is an arse with no respect for fans or the source of his eccentric lifestyle. Like ed said, Mario mark 2.

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11 Dec 2016 09:33:38
No chance.

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10 Jan 2017 12:48:54
Think "hates" a strong word. I don't hate any fans and I don't know any fans that hate any others.

Never understood this tribal hatred in football, all a bit ridiculous.

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02 Jan 2017 14:10:16
Just seen the lineups. Hendersons not included.

Thanks for the input Ed, I think.

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01 Jan 2017 16:59:03
Okay fair enough fellas.

You're probably right. I'm panicking a bit. I think Henderson is just so key to how we play that I'm worried our style will suffer and results too without him.

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31 Dec 2016 19:26:37
Big Al, anything to say fella?

I'm kidding. Great goal and well earned win.

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30 Dec 2016 09:59:17
Going to disagree here.

Silva is the heartbeat of the Brazil national team defence. It was due to his loss largely that they got hammered by Germany so heavily at the WC.

He is a leader, a very good defender (although not the best) and one of the best ball playing centre backs in world football.

As weird as it sounds, and I'm sure ed001 will do agree here but in modern day football I don't think you necessarily need to be the best at defending to be the best defender. Leadership, technique and physical attributes are just as highly sought after.

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{Ed001's Note - sought after but the lack of good defenders is why we see so many teams having to waste a midfielder doing a defender's job in front of the defence.}