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09 Feb 2018 12:55:03
Hi Eds,

Last summer I read that Liverpool were interested in signing Houssem Aouar but that the player did not want to leave his hometown club at such a young age and decided to stay and continue his development.

There was quite a lot of talk about this young midfielder so i've taken the time to watch him on a couple of occasions this season and I must say he looks the real deal. He's a combative midfielder, confident on the ball, good running with the ball but above all else helps out his defenders very effectively.

My question is whether the interest from Liverpool last summer was actually genuine, or just made up by the tabloids?

And if it was genuine do you know if Liverpool (or any other clubs) retain an interest in the player for this summer or beyond?

Cheers in advance have a great Friday.


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool looked at Houssem Aouar the year before last when he was in the Lyon Under 19s - that scout has since left Liverpool. Arsenal looked earlier this season and Barcelona talked money with Lyon but were rather shocked by the sort of price Lyon would be looking to ask even if he were for sale, which they say he isn't.}

1.) 09 Feb 2018 15:47:29
Cheers Ed. Looks like Liverpool would be priced out of a move in any event, especially with Lyon's record of dealing with English clubs.

Shame, he looks like he could be really special and the perfect player on the left of a midfield 3 like Liverpool play.

All the best anyway and have a great weekend.



30 Aug 2017 16:47:01
Maybe this will help for the evening rush

Coutinho - Barcelona are still interested. The club and Klopp did not want to sell. Klopp now does not want to keep him and he will likely move.

Lemar - We are interested. Monaco have so far not accepted an offer from us. The offers may or may not include Origi. If we make Monaco an acceptable offer he will likely sign.

Van Dijk - Thus club are still very interested. Soton have repeatedly said they do not want to sell. There has been significant damage done to the relationship with Soton and as such a deal seems unlikely at present. Soton would need to soften their stance and we would need to overpay to get him. He might end up elsewhere.

AOC - We are interested. It does not depend on other transfers. He wants the move and Klopp likes him. Looks like a good chance this will happen.

Koulibaly - There was interest earlier in the summer, we made an offer, it was rejected. Now that Napoli have qualified for the CL and we have left it so late this is a non starter.

Howedes - We were never interested. Has moved elsewhere anyway.

Mahrez - We are not interested.

Draxler - We are not interested.

Drinkwater - We are not interested.

Luan - We were interested. Complex third party ownership issues, will definitely not happen this summer, may be one for later.

GKs - We are not looking to sign any GKs. Lots of speculation about Migs leaving. Eds have not confirmed this in any way. Unlikely to be any change this summer.

Keita - Joining next summer.

Can - Has not signed a new contract. No developments on this. He will want guarantees on involvement. Will be difficult with AOC maybe coming and Keita coming next summer.

Sakho - Wanted by Crystal Palace. We rejected their latest offer. Holding out for more money. The club want rid, will likely be resolved before the end of the window. West Brom might be interested.

Ings - Not likely to go on loan. Will stay and improve fitness with a view to be a rotation option later in the season.

Sturridge - Not going anywhere this summer.

Milner - Not going anywhere this summer.

Origi - Could be loaned out but leaving it late to sort it now.

Moreno - Now very likely to stay

Klavan - Not going anywhere this summer

Lallana - Rumours of Spurs interest. Eds have not confirmed this. Not moving this summer.

Mane - Inter were interested. No plans to sell.

I think that covers just about everyone.


1.) 30 Aug 2017 17:07:25
Good summary RedDawn.

2.) 30 Aug 2017 17:32:01
Thanks, RedDawn. I will just add one more thing. Lemar is on Barca's radar and per French media, he is keen on them as well. We shall see.

3.) 30 Aug 2017 18:09:05
Top marks for opinion RedDawn.

4.) 30 Aug 2017 17:37:27
Excellent summary Reddawn hopefully save the eds some editing this evening!



06 Aug 2017 22:06:32
Be prepared for the outrage Eds.

Apparently we have agreed to let Coutinho leave.

Let the panic buying commence!


1.) 06 Aug 2017 22:16:07
I'd like to see all those who said we could compete for a top four place say it now. This is a hammer blow to our season.

2.) 06 Aug 2017 22:20:01
Ed's, batten down the hatches and put up the sand bags. It's going to get choppy!

3.) 06 Aug 2017 22:24:09
Heard the same it's all over the Internet.

4.) 06 Aug 2017 22:24:09
Heard the same it's all over the Internet.

5.) 06 Aug 2017 22:41:07
It going be alright who wants that PL trophy dripping in saudi oil anyway.
In FSG we trust. FACT.

6.) 06 Aug 2017 22:34:43
let's get as much as we can then put a bid in for lewendowski bayen munich are shambles at the moment maybe a new challenge might suit him wasn't he at dortmand with klopp too? .

7.) 06 Aug 2017 22:52:13
Lewandowski is on the downward curve of his career.

8.) 06 Aug 2017 23:04:45
Fake News!

9.) 06 Aug 2017 23:09:59
fine if coutinho leaves, especially if he doesn't want to be here.

10.) 06 Aug 2017 23:35:31
Faithinworks, take it you'll be happy with a season of failure.

11.) 06 Aug 2017 23:43:58
The issue isn't if Coutinho goes but the fact that it doesn't leave much time to find a replacement. for this reason I find it hard to believe we would sell. We will see though.

12.) 07 Aug 2017 00:41:10
frankly - obviously not fine with a failed season. but what are you going to do if and when coutinho leaves this summer? just have a cry?
not me, up for the season no matter what happens. look forward to see if we bring anyone in, and if not then will be excited to see how we step up and fill the void.

13.) 07 Aug 2017 01:18:19
It would be a huge blow, yes, but he played on the wing last season. who's expecting to start on the wing this season? Mane and Salah. The reality is whether deliberate or not, we actually have brought in someone new in his position already.

As much as I want him to stay, we also can't hold him against his will. I pray the report isn't true, but if it is, we can survive and hopefully replace him with someone special sooner rather than later.

14.) 07 Aug 2017 01:44:22
Emre Morr would be a fantastic replacement he's younger and quicker than Coutinho. We still do not have a better goalkeeper that can be trusted to do the job and instill confidence in the team. We also need a commanding central midfielder that can balls going through the middle so easily. We give away goals to easy through the middle of the park and set pieces. You don't need to be the best manager to see these mistakes it is so simple to sort out and starts by getting rid of players like Henderson who is so ordinary and the height of our defence will always be beaten.

15.) 07 Aug 2017 04:47:07
Jesus frankly, get a hold of yourself man!

16.) 07 Aug 2017 04:47:11
Lewandowski is not on a downward curve! That is total made up nonsense. It's embarrassing how many agree. He is 28 for god sake. Not to mention his goal tally last season of 43 in all competitions was the best of his career to date. The 42 the season before wasn't too shabby either.

I posted about this the other day, but it is truly shocking how the mentality of our fans has shifted. We'd rather sign a 21 year old with potential than a 28 year old who is ready to lead us to trophies from day one. Lewandowski is probably only second in world football to Luis Suarez as a central striker. If he was available and we turned it down because he is 28, I'd genuinely want heads to roll in our clubs recruitment team because that would be almost laughable. Anybody else remember United signing a 28 year old Van Persie and winning the league with his goals? And his injuries meant he actually was on a downward curve. But he was still good enough to fire them to the title with 30 goals!

{Ed001's Note - as a central striker, Lewandowski is the best in the world. As a player overall though, Suarez is a better player, he does more for the team. It is like comparing Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish, Rush was without a doubt the better striker, but Dalglish was the better player and you would pick him every time. I am not sure if I am agreeing or disagreeing with you here MKS, just trying to explain my own thinking really, so probably neither!

However, anyone that would not take Lewandowski for their team right at this moment is utterly insane or absolutely clueless. He is world class. He is the kind of player that makes opposition teams completely change their set up to cope with him. He gives defenders panic attacks just leading up to the game they have to deal with him.}

17.) 07 Aug 2017 04:50:07
For all the talk about Klopp and team calling all the shots, this will be another humiliating admittance to our conduct of business in the transfer market - if true this is a big fat slap on Klopp's mouth. I think this deal won't happen though - it's just too short sighted for us to sell Couts when we have a CL match coming so soon. What a way to show our ambition before we start the season.

18.) 07 Aug 2017 05:20:38
I understand your logic Ed, no worries. In fact I probably agree with your assessment on it. Lewandowski scores more goals in a tougher league, but like you say, Suarez does more in terms of pressing, creating etc and probably can win a game from nothing like no other player in the world. As a pure striker though, I'd agree you cannot top Lewandowski. I'm still in shock that someone just insinuated they wouldn't want him. This could take me some time to comprehend.

{Ed001's Note - it is unreal. I think some people just don't actually watch these players play before they make their judgements on them.}

19.) 07 Aug 2017 05:27:27
MKS, this is the most sense i've seen on here for a while! Thanks for proving that there are sensible reds still out there. Ed001, you're spot on too!

{Ed001's Note - cheers hoh.}

20.) 07 Aug 2017 06:02:39
I would love Suarez back, imagine having him up front with attack we have at the moment! Crazy attack! I would take him all day long in place of couts. I am a little worried about the timing to be honest and our ability to find an adequate replacement. Maybe we should ask the question, we will take Suarez and 50 million please lol.

21.) 07 Aug 2017 07:16:59
I would do the same as we did with Suarez. Tell Coutinho he can leave, at the end of the season when we have thoroughly scouted a decent shortlist if replacements.
Only difference is that Suarez also needed that season to upgrade his transfer prospects from Arsenal to Barcelona, Coutinho doesn't need to convince Barcelona to come for him.

22.) 07 Aug 2017 08:19:15
One thing is for sure, Coutinho is no Suarez, he goes missing in games and is definitely replaceable, just hope we do t see Salah as the replacement. At the minute we look really strong in attack, without Coutinho and Lallana injured we lack quality.

23.) 07 Aug 2017 08:20:39
Lewa is a beast of a player, Ed and to me, Klopp's greatest creation. The complete CF who has pace, power, movement, pressing ability, aerial ability, the whole lot. He has NO weaknesses, period. If we ever bought a CF, he would be the one I would get.

24.) 07 Aug 2017 08:22:22
Sorry but Lewandowski is at the wrong end of his career, he'll be 29 this summer, not the age you join the premier league. He's had a great career, but if he joined us at this point there is far to much risk attached to it. The example of van Persie is a poor comparison given that van Persie was familiar with the premier league and didn't need to adjust. If we blew money on Lewandowski we'd be running the risk of doing a Chelsea and signing the equivalent of Shevchenko. I'm not saying he isn't a great player, but at 29 years old, he'd be too much of a risk.

25.) 07 Aug 2017 08:24:47
Spot on, Andy. That is what I would do as well but hey, I'm not the manager nor am I FSG. Those saying that "he's not world class anyway or he's inconsistent so he can go" are deluding themselves and have learnt absolutely nothing from the Torres and Suarez debacles. If we just let him go this season with no time to find a suitable replacement (I don't see anyone out there who can in the short term), we will regret it, period.

26.) 07 Aug 2017 08:43:26
Frankly Mr shankly do you have anything positive to say ever on this page, my god you sound like a child.

27.) 07 Aug 2017 08:46:21
Frankly I understand your opinion mate, but world class players can adapt. Shevchenko came from Italy to the Prem at a time when the tempo in the two divisions were at polar opposites, yes. But he also just failed massively to settle.

The Bundesliga is a similar tempo to the modern day Prem as the league is now flooded with continental managers anyway, but Lewandowski has a playing style suited to the English leagues.

It is always a lottery signing a new striker anyway. Drogba and Ibrahimović did all right adapting to a new league at a later stage in their career, whilst players like Bony and Benteke who were seemingly proven couldn't even adapt to a new club at a younger age; so that shows how it is more down to the individual than just what league they come from.

28.) 07 Aug 2017 08:55:35
Hard work you bet your a good to be around lewandowski would make my team before coutinho.

And if you're banding names of failures in the prem I'll match your shevchenko with an ibrahimovic.

29.) 07 Aug 2017 09:04:31
There aren't any positives, we are going into the new season without our best player, we will in all likelihood replace a top class player with mediocre players (there's a rumour doing the rounds that we're going to sign Oxlade for £28m which supports that point), we haven't been able to bring in our top targets and we still look hopelessly weak in midfield and defence.

30.) 07 Aug 2017 09:17:37
Didn't Utd sign RVP at 29 and then promptly win the league? . I would have no qualms with Lewandoski (not that it will happen thou! )

31.) 07 Aug 2017 09:24:12
There's is no support till it happens.

Reports suggest, nothing has actually happend yet, nothing is certain he hasn't gone yet.

Better to save judgement till the window is shut. It's not healthy to stress so much, bad news it's not been the best news the good news we haven't lost a pre season game we have a qualifier and European football to look forward to and the window is still open. Anything is still possible.

32.) 07 Aug 2017 09:30:44
United only got one really good season out of van Persie, the other two were blighted by injury. So again a poor comparison. As for Ibrahimovic, there was no risk as it was a free transfer, Lewandowski would cost a huge amount of money as well as the wages, so it's very comparable to Shevchenko. A couple of years ago, Lewandowski would be a great signing, but now? Not really, And even then, why leave Bayern when they are already in the Champions League and likely to win the title to come to a club in disarray?

{Ed001's Note - free? Zlatan was far from free.}

33.) 07 Aug 2017 09:41:31
Poor comparison? He helped win the league so worth every penny.

34.) 07 Aug 2017 09:42:24
Spot on Leeeee and BTW, it is only in the Catalan/ Spanish media tabloids printing rubbish on a bid to put pressure on LFC to sell Cou and to also get their fans excited for a new arrival. Discussions may be going on as Ed02 has said BUT there is nothing to it. We should stand our ground like RBL did for Keita and not sell. Cou can then be given a couple of weeks to sort his head out and then come back ready to go for the season. We simply cannot sell our best player, end of. If we do, we might as well be a selling club with no ambition and be done with it.

35.) 07 Aug 2017 09:53:09
Same reason neymar left Barca, money new challenge.

I'm not saying he's the answer but you wouldn't be happy if couts goes, you won't be happy if we replace with a lanzini coz he substandard, you won't be happy if we replace with lewandowski who could be considered world class.

You'd only be happy if we force him stay and make him love us and hate Barca, can't expect 100% from someone who's probable dreamed of playing for Barca, and is forced to stay at liverpool.

On the other hand he maybe happy to 1 more year but it's inevitable he will leave imo so we will face this impasse at some point.

36.) 07 Aug 2017 09:56:20
Lewandoski would easily score 25+ in the EPL and no way is he on a downward curve. Anybody that thinks that are mad and mustn't have watched any other football the last couple of seasons apart from LFC games.

37.) 07 Aug 2017 09:56:23
If couts wants to go take the best price and move on for, we don't want an unhappy player at the club as the eds say players come and go it's just the way of the business.

38.) 07 Aug 2017 13:40:54
Lewandowski's age is not an issue at this time, as he is not injury prone.

He would score for fun in the EPL. We would probably win the league if we signed him.

39.) 07 Aug 2017 18:00:03
Lewzndolski sold be brilliant signing. He's getting on but still on of world's best.

40.) 07 Aug 2017 18:08:36
Anyone who doubts lewandolski is crazy. The guy is one of best players in the world, at peak of his prowess. The issue is. Is he likely to sign for liverpool? Doubt it guys. Let's quit dreaming.

41.) 07 Aug 2017 18:11:42
Lewandolski is pure class and anyone who says otherwise would have serious trouble picking 11 players to field a team. If he's not good enough for you, then who is for god sake. 3 messi's 4 ronaldos and 4 Gareth bales.?

Frankly, lfc are not the most loved team in the world. We have enough haters across the park and down the motorway. We need our fans to SUPPORT our team. What do you suggest we do? Lock the gates of an field forever and give up coz our star player (whom we bought for 8 mil) is getting his dream move. For around 100 mil

Lfc have a habit of giving their very best players special treatment. Coutinio is that man atm. If you think so much of him, as the club do, how can you stand in the way of what was probably his boyhood dream?



07 Jun 2017 16:53:52
Rumours now circulating that we have moved on from Van Dijk and have made an offer for Stefan De Vrij.

No idea how trustworthy these are.

Any ideas anyone? Eds?


{Ed002's Note - I can't help, sorry. He would however be a good buy.}

1.) 07 Jun 2017 17:17:48
I'd tend to agree on that Ed002. Given that he is in the last year of his contract the fee is likely to also be a bit more reasonable.

A little concerned by the fact that he primarily plays on the right of the CBs though. We saw how much Lovren struggled when he was moved from LCB to RCB.

2.) 07 Jun 2017 17:25:11
Its being reported on Football Italia via Sky that we have had a €20m bid turned down, with Lazio apparently holding out for closer to €35m.

He would be just over half the cost of VVD.

I know nothing about him other than it was reported 2 years ago that he was keen on a move to Liverpool when he left Feyenord, and was ultimately bought by Lazio.

Ed002, would you be able to elaborate on why you think he would be a good option?

Also, any views from peeps who watch the Italian league?

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure where you get the "just over half" rom but De Vrij's contract is running down and he is a very good player who is attracting interest from a number of high-profile sides.}

3.) 07 Jun 2017 18:00:38
Thanks Ed002, I should steer clear of finances!

I was talking purely in terms of reported transfer fees, with Lazio holding for c£30m (€35m according to the Football Italia report) and VVD costing c£60m + or -. I think the figures reported by the journalist who broke the story (can't remember his name) are just over £50m including add ons, although that could indeed go up significantly if tapping up is an issue, as you said in reply to another post.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has not struck any financial deal with Southampton whatsoever.}

4.) 07 Jun 2017 18:21:30
Is De Vrij not a bit of a crock?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



10 Apr 2017 10:14:34
My Real Madrid supporting cow orker has sworn blind that Bale is going back to the Premier League this summer.

He says that United is the most likely destination but there is also interest from Chelsea and Liverpool.

I've told him that he needs a long lie down.

Back me up here Eds, there's no way Bale is going to end up at Liverpool, right?


{Ed002's Note - You can tell your cow orker that Bale will not be moving to Liverpool this summer.}

1.) 10 Apr 2017 10:42:06
Thank you Ed002. Quality player but just can't see why he would be attracted to Liverpool and how we could possibly afford him.

Have a great day.

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine if you're UK based at the mo.

{Ed002's Note - It is a pleasant day here thank you.}

2.) 10 Apr 2017 11:15:37
As usual so called liverpool fans say every player is too big for lfc jokers coutinho firming better than any one in thebpremier
If l
Koop wants a player we will get him
1st signing Theo alaves/ attleti.

{Ed001's Note - what has it got to do with being too big? There are a number of reasons why, nothing to do with size, except size of fee and salary.}

3.) 10 Apr 2017 11:49:29
What a strange reply.

I meant it in the way that he is a Cardiff born guy who spent the whole of his youth career on the South Coast and then settled in London, a major capital city. He then moved to Madrid, a major capital city, and lived in the sun being paid £350k a week to do so playing with some of the best players in the world getting to the latter stages of the Champions League every year.

Why on earth would he want to move to the North West of England to a team that has only challenged for their domestic title once in the last 15 years, unless it's going to be for a lot more money. which we can't afford. Only United could even get close to affording what he would want.

It's not about "so called Liverpool fans" saying a player is too big, it's about understanding that this isn't Football Manager where you can just sign whoever you want.

4.) 10 Apr 2017 12:16:33
No player is bigger than the club. 👍🏼.

5.) 10 Apr 2017 13:44:27
Well said Mikey but I'm still working out what someone who orks cows actually does? I'm hoping it's not missing a p in there somewhere.

6.) 10 Apr 2017 13:52:17
How do you ork a cow?

{Ed001's Note - it is obviously a D&D reference....}

7.) 10 Apr 2017 15:32:21
I don't know any cow orkers who support Real Madrid.
I think it's a load of bull.

8.) 10 Apr 2017 23:13:15
You have it all wrong . It's the orkers cow that supports Real Madrid.




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01 Feb 2018 13:19:02
Not exactly Liverpool related but i'm sure i'll find a link somehow.

I've been watching Son at Spurs more closely recently and I must say for me he is their 3rd best player (top 2 being Kane and Alderweireld) .

I know there were rumours of Livepool being interested in him before he joined Spurs and I was just wondering how genuine that interest was?

For me he would be the perfect player for us right now, high energy, great on the ball with good drive and he rarely let's his head drop (when he came on against Newport he changed the game, not a mean feat for a millionaire footballer playing on a rugby pitch against people trying to boot him off the pitch) .

So yeah, Eds if you get a chance I would love to know if Liverpool were interested in him at one stage and more than that your opinion of him as a player now.

Cheers all. Thanks for all the hard work over the transfer window as well, much appreciated.


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool had a lot of interest in Heung Min Son over a prolonged period when he was at Bayer Leverkusen - as did Spurs and CSKA Moscow. Liverpool rekindled interest as an alternative to Vietto when he was at Villareal. Brendan Rodgers opted for Firminl instead.}

1.) 01 Feb 2018 13:50:58
Son and Firmino are such different players.

2.) 01 Feb 2018 13:56:44
''Twas a good day when Brendan chose Firmino shiny teeth.

3.) 01 Feb 2018 14:48:52
Do you think Son could be turned into the hard working number 9 tracking back and putting himself about like Firmino if we went for him instead? I personally think he could, he seems so versatile.

4.) 01 Feb 2018 14:52:00
I would take Son any day. Brilliant player.

5.) 01 Feb 2018 14:57:13
The fact that they are such different players is probably why BR chose to pursue Firmino instead.

6.) 01 Feb 2018 15:00:50
he may have chosen him but he didn't have a clue what to do with him, thank god klopp came and put that right, for a so called false 9 he has a goals / assists recored most strikers would love to have.

7.) 01 Feb 2018 15:26:52
Didn't bayern want a lot more than was offered and were pretty much unwilling to sell so firmino was actually second choice, then bayern changed there time later on the window?

{Ed002's Note - Son was sold for a lot less than Firmino (even without the add ons).}

8.) 01 Feb 2018 16:37:32
Good player, I just worry he’s an MOTD player. Don’t know how much he does when he’s not scoring or when he’s starting.
Good super-sub though.

9.) 01 Feb 2018 17:45:30
I am glad we got Firmino over Son.

10.) 01 Feb 2018 19:18:43
I would have taken both, really.

11.) 01 Feb 2018 20:17:00
Son would walk into any of the top teams, qualateee. But we got Bobby who's even better.

12.) 02 Feb 2018 00:47:16
He is super selfish. Tend to miss easy chance and score the spectacular which is similar to Firmino. But he lacks the vision of Firmino but make up for it with his speed (Which will wane in due time) . Don't see him playing competitively for top club beyond 28 years old.



31 Jan 2018 19:37:02
RBL just signed Lookman on loan.

I'm pretty sure I'm putting 2 and 2 together and getting purple but could it be a case of 1 in 1 out for RBL tonight?


1.) 31 Jan 2018 19:46:09
Could this be the player RBL were waiting for Ed001? Or is this completely unrelated?

{Ed001's Note - Lookman is a winger/striker mate.}

2.) 31 Jan 2018 19:48:53
Lookman is a winger, Keita a central midfielder.

Time to face facts now, Keita will join us in the summer. Great player but there are certain concerns about his temperament and the many instances of brash behaviour. If he can eliminate those then what a player we have on our hands.



31 Jan 2018 18:05:43
The wife has just asked if I want to go out for food tonight.

I will be terrible company if I think I'm missing any news and she will not be a happy bunny.

Can I go safe in the knowledge that nothing is going to happen? Or is it best to get a take away and keep glued to the telly?

Basically. Are Liverpool trying to complete any deals today or has everyone gone home?

Cheers in advance.


1.) 31 Jan 2018 18:09:06
I would book a table mate.

2.) 31 Jan 2018 18:10:50
Have zero 'in the know' knowledge but id say go out!

3.) 31 Jan 2018 18:13:17
Treat the wife mate and take the poor girl out, nothing to see here I'm pretty sure.

Even if something does happen, they'll still be there at LFC in the morning, the wife on the other hand, may not :)

4.) 31 Jan 2018 18:15:53
Keep the Mrs happy. Nothing going to happen. Take your phone and have a read on here whilst pretending to go to the loo.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 18:16:14
You should go, mate.

Unfortunately, I doubt any kind of movement will happen in regards to players incoming. Outgoing, certainly. Markovic will hopefully leave on a permanent, though more likely a loan.

In the summer Liverpool will make moves for players, so good out, have fun, eat a delicious meal and be safe in the knowledge that nothing has happened tonight in regards to transfers. I wish I could offer you better news but I am a realist. Panicking at the end of a transfer window is something Liverpool used to do, now, with Klopp, the likelihood is we will wait and see.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 18:27:28
Not a whisper that I have seen with just a couple hours left, although ED002 says otherwise?

7.) 31 Jan 2018 18:23:25
Panicking is now a thing of the past and LONG may it continue. As for the OP, go out and have a blinder with your wife, man. You both deserve it.

8.) 31 Jan 2018 18:25:27
Maybe better to keep an eye on whether we end tonight closer to manU or further away from spura. Cos our useless squad did just extend our gap to 5th place.

9.) 31 Jan 2018 18:32:02
Ed002 didn’t say that, the guy said should he bother watching deadline day and ed said yes. He didn’t say anything about us trying to get any players finalised or that we are speaking with anyone. Think he was just winding people up a bit.
No incomings mate, go out. Treat yourself to a beer on a school night too.

10.) 31 Jan 2018 18:50:06
Ed2 is winding us up a bit I think lol but it makes it exciting because now I'm kinda almost believing somebody's incoming.

11.) 31 Jan 2018 19:27:45
It's a sad life if you reject going out for the night to sit and wait for transfer news, especially of signings that we're not going to make.
I get the impression many folks are more interested in transfer hysteria than the actual football being played!

12.) 31 Jan 2018 19:32:00
Go out cos we play Porto on Valentine's day and that may kick up a whole host of problems.

13.) 31 Jan 2018 20:12:12
Brillianr, Ben elf!



06 Jan 2018 19:13:39
I'm guessing my post was considered a subject that isn't going to be discussed?

Have a great evening all.




07 Dec 2017 10:30:54
Is our defence really that bad?

If you discount the two games that we've got an absolute pasting (City and Spurs) we have only conceded 10 goals in 13 other league matches.

That's not a bad record at all.

Added to that we've had 5 clean sheets out of 15 games, also not a bad record.

The games against City and Spurs were anomalies in our season. City we lost a man early on and our heads dropped, Spurs were just on fire and we missed a couple of chances. The final score was irrelevant, merely that fact that we lost.

If we had lost both games 1-0 we would have the 3rd best defensive record in the league.

We all know we need a bit more solidity in Defence but when you look at the stats it shows we aren't that far away from have a very solid team.

To me it shows we need a leader not simply a good defender. A leader would have prevented Sevilla getting 3 goals back, a leader would have locked up our defence after we scored away against Newcastle, a leader could have rallied the team at Burnley and turned a draw into a victory, a leader would've prevented the Watford comeback first game of the season.

Anyway, hopefully a bit of positivity on a Thursday morning hopefully.

Have a great day all.


1.) 07 Dec 2017 10:44:30
I think a lot of people's issues has been first the timing of many of those goals (totally unnecessary, against the run of play when we were in total control) and on several occasions, how shocking easy it has been to score some of them with barely a challenge attempted or the simplest of flicks sending our defenders to the North Pole. But the last 5 games have definitely been a massive improvement.

2.) 07 Dec 2017 11:03:05
Unfortunately we possess defenders who are error prone so at any moment they can be liable to complete lapses which usually cost us goals. That while not ideal you can deal with if it's not weekly.
What has been improved but still not great at all is defending set pieces there is really no excuse for some of the individual and team errors while defending set pieces.

Finally we have a keeper and that's all I'll say there.

3.) 07 Dec 2017 11:06:33
Apologies meant to add re leader I do think that is key as this would hopefully solve some of the set piece problems if you have an organizer. Also when a mistake occurs keeping the team steady for the following 5-10 minutes and re gain a footing which we have also been poor at.

4.) 07 Dec 2017 11:28:00
agree with Shane, replace leader with organizer and i think the OP is spot on.

5.) 07 Dec 2017 12:19:41
good post RedDawn, you can also add the Chelsea game to that list, a bit of a tweak, and we could have beaten a very good top four team .

6.) 07 Dec 2017 14:34:14
I still think a top goal keeper would sort out most of our issues at the back. keeping is not merely shot stopping. It organising and positioning. What a good keeper will do is communicate with his defence to prevent the save needing to be made.
Unfortunately neither of our 2 possess this. it reminds me of the day of calamity James in goals.

7.) 07 Dec 2017 20:48:05
Spot on, Shane and the OP. Redphil, that is the prob, is it not? People keep saying that we need to bring in a top GK. Brilliant, I agree. Who would it be? Courtois, Lloris, Oblak, DDG? Who? These guys are all taken and their clubs won't sell cos they know how hard top GK's are to come by. Would you sell if you were them. Bottom line is that since we can't get a top GK (Hart and Butland are no better than Karius, I'm sorry), you are better off creating your own like the teams who have them now, did when they got them as unproven in the PL.

We have Karius who IMO, the manager believes in, a very talented GK who makes very little mistakes overall and has the skill set the manager wants to play in his system, same with that of Ederson at City. The only thing he lacks is experience and a good defence in front of him to protect him while he learns the ropes. He brings more calm and stability to the defence when he has played this season and has committed one error in the 7 games he's played in overall.

I say, build him up, give him a shot as the starter long term and put in a system to protect him while he finds his feet at this level. Mistakes will happen BUT you have to stick with it cos like it or not, NONE of those top GK's will be coming here anytime soon.




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23 Feb 2018 13:58:42
If we're taking anyone from Madrid in my opinion it should be Asensio. The kid oozes class every time I watch him.

Keita and Henderson with Asensio in front of them behind our front 3, there would be no need to buy defenders we'd just score 10 a game.


{Ed001's Note - Klopp is one of many who would love to add him in the summer.}



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21 Feb 2018 13:32:53
I've watched Wanyama start twice recently, against Newport County and Rochdale and he was woeful in both games against quite terrible opposition.

There is a reason why Dembele (an excellent player) and Dier (a distinctly average player) are ahead of him in the Spurs team. He is poor. He runs around a lot and is quite strong, and every now and then he hits s thunderbolt of a shot which everyone go "ooooo".

I hope we steer well clear. (if we are even interested at all. which I doubt)




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21 Feb 2018 13:29:35
Afternoon Ed001, do you have any insight as to why Clyne has fallen so far down the pecking order?

Is it simply that he isn't that good or is there more going on behind the scenes that means Klopp doesn't fancy him?

Cheers in advance.


{Ed001's Note - both.}



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20 Feb 2018 12:32:22
Cheers for the info Ed much appreciated.

Must be said i'm surprised you haven't suggested a Salah/ Asensio swap deal to wind up a few people on here!


{Ed002's Note - Cash, plus Keylor Navas and Dani Ceballos on loan with an option to buy would be more likely.}



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20 Feb 2018 11:56:16
Cheers Ed, would that enquiry have been before the club bought Salah?

Or is that unrelated? Perhaps he was seen as a potential replacement for Coutinho?


{Ed002's Note - Yes. Last summer Marco Asensio was the subject of interest from Arsenal who were looking at one time to replace Sanchez with him, Liverpool who saw him as an option to Brandt, Monaco as part of any deal for Mbappe and Juventus amongst others. Interersted sides were told he is not for sale and Real Madrid were unwilling to have discussions with clubs about the player although they were concerned that they would be tested by Barcelona looking to pay his release clause - in which case it would be down to the player to decide if he would be open to a move to Barcelona. That never happened of course. More recently there has been interest from two sides and there has been some discussions with one. The Liverpool interest dates from early June.}




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23 Feb 2018 14:47:49
Have you thought about a player database with the Eds comments on it?

So each player that the Eds comment on gets a page and on each page is the last thing an Ed said about that player across all the football pages.

So for example someone comes to the Liverpool page and wants to ask about Dybala. They see the link to the player database and seach for Dybala. This goes to the Dybala page where the Eds last few comments concerning Dybala from all of your sites are recorded.

Just a though, no idea how complicated it would be to administer, probably take at least an hour or so each day once set up.


{Ed002's Note - It would not be viable I am afraid. There is the search engine that works fine.}



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23 Feb 2018 10:12:58
Eubank Jr was fighting at too high a weight which meant that he wasn't able to physically dominate Groves like he has to almost everyone else. If he drops down he'll be able to use that brute force to do very well.

But he's not a boxer, he's a muscle bound windmill. He has the speed and power to be very very good but he needs a proper trainer to teach him how to use them, not his fame hungry father running the Eubank Circus.

My favourite fighter at the moment is GGG, his control of fights and unbelievable power make him so exciting to watch. He beat Canello when they last fought (despite what the scorecards said) and he'll beat him again if they fight once more.

Anthony Joshua is living off the Klitschko result and was poor in his last fight. He needs to stop focusing on promotion and learn some ring craft.

On the subject of Joshua's promotion he promotes an incredibly exciting young fighter called Lawrence Okolie, who could go on to be very very successful if given the right training.

Oh and look out for Murat Gassiev. He will win the super series at Cruiserweight and he is only 24. If he can successfully move up to Heavyweight then he may be one to watch out for on the biggest stages shortly.




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19 Feb 2018 15:13:53
Fair enough mate. Cheers for the responses.

I'd like us to take a chance on Nampalys Mendy. He would likely be available quite cheap, and even if he doesn't kick on to become a great player he would be a solid squad player for many years to come.




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19 Feb 2018 15:01:11
Cheers for the replies Ed.

I'd like us to be looking for someone who can take Hendersons slightly deeper role, when he is injured or rested, but could also be used further up the pitch in the pressing, high energy capacity yoy have described.

The worst thing about all of this is that if I were looking around Europe for such a player I would only really find one that fits the bill.

Young, very fit, high energy, decent on the ball, lots of potential, experience in England.

And that is Emre Can. Which is a shame.


{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't even consider Can for the role personally, he has not got the right mentality and is far too forgetful of his defensive responsibilities. There are many who fit the bill far better, Allan of Napoli, Ndidi of Leicester off the top of my head.}



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19 Feb 2018 14:49:43
Personally I think he looked a off the pace. But granted that may well have been because he was playing in a poor West Ham team.

Do you know if he is seen as being particularly susceptible to injuries, or if its just seen as bad luck on his part? West Ham have plenty of experience of dealing with the perpetually injured Andy Carroll.

Are Liverpool interested in any of this sort of combative midfielder that you know of? We have Keita coming in who people seem to think is like that but I think he's a lot more creative and dynamic than people believe. I've seen him described as a more attacking Kante, which is completely wrong in my view.


{Ed001's Note - no point asking West Ham about this, they do not do enough work on this area. The fact he has suffered a number of injuries means that he will be more susceptible, it is just the way it is. The body will slightly alter its running style to protect damaged joints creating wear and tear where it shouldn't be and so increase risk of another, different injury, as well as the possibility of a weakness where previous injury occurred. So he would be off my list off targets if I was choosing.

We are not really looking for a combative midfielder, more of a pressing, high-energy player, such as Keita, who you rightly point out is not a lot like Kante really.}