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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?

RedDawn

{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.


 

 

01 Feb 2017 12:49:39
Hi all,

I was just wondering if anyone is aware what the plan with Flanagan is?

He was sent on loan, apparently with some sort of weird clause about having to play a certain percentage of games, but hasn't started a game since October.

Does he have a future at Liverpool or is he one more to be added to the scrap heap?

Cheers all

RedDawn

1.) 01 Feb 2017 16:31:19
Doesn't have a future, he's struggled to get any real game time this season, championship is his level


2.) 01 Feb 2017 22:04:26
Championship my arse . he is quality just had injuries/ issues which have massively hindered his progress. out of site out of mind. love to see him back in a red shirt. cracking little player.


3.) 01 Feb 2017 23:51:10
He's just not quality at all, with Klopp's system you need full backs who are suited to playing like wingers in possession and bombing forward at any given moment. He's simply not good enough or suited to a team who has aspirations to be challenging for trophies. If he wasn't a local lad people the majority of people would judge him completely differently.


4.) 02 Feb 2017 01:49:54
It baffles me how many people still rate him, he had a fairly good season in 13/ 14 but his all round game just isn't up to standard, love the guys passion and commitment but we need to take off the red specs. I think he has made 5 appearances at Burnley, just not good enough for a club who have ambitions of being CL regulars.


5.) 02 Feb 2017 03:39:25
Unfortunately injuries have hampered his career but I wouldn't rule out if he comes back into form he could become very useful to a PL club, but suspect unlikely at liverpool as he's primarily defensively minded.

{Ed025's Note - which is just what you need zimbo..


6.) 02 Feb 2017 10:31:05
Still technically a Liverpool player so he gets my support but I do believe he'll be off probably in the summer. Good player but not for us. Championship level? No, would fit right in with a team like stoke.


7.) 02 Feb 2017 11:17:54
He was brilliant 13/ 14 season and has struggled with injuries since, he hasn't been seen for past couple years so how can anyone really judge him. where he's from has nothing to do with it. that's a massive chip on some people's shoulders.


8.) 02 Feb 2017 12:40:12
Quality. Ignore loans. Unless there is a certain clause to buy him you donr build your tem around someone who isn't going to be here next yearm

A loan is usually just to bulk uo the numbers ans cover your first team.


9.) 02 Feb 2017 06:18:31
Fair play but I don't think that's what Klopp has in mind is what I meant.

{Ed025's Note - liverpools biggest problem is the defence zimbo and flanno cant be much worse than whats there at the moment mate..


10.) 03 Feb 2017 13:03:01
Agree with 25 Flanno for me is an improvement on all 3 current fullbacks that we have. It wasn't a 1 off season really where he looked good, even when called into action at 17 he kept Theo Walcott and his pace in his pocket all game, and played well when given opportunities in other games at 17/ 18.
Injuries have hampered him, so he hasn't been able to pla, He's looked good when I;ve watched his appearances at Burnley too, sadly he's only there to fill out their squad and give it depth. He certainly looks better than Lowton when gien chaces.


11.) 03 Feb 2017 13:36:39
Flanno might not be the greatest footballer but what he brings to the table is passion and desire which you won't see from him unless he is wearing a red shirt! He is a true Liverpool fan that will put it on the line for the club and its in the games against the lesser teams that he could be invaluable for us.

Just think back to the game we beat Arsenal 6-1 he had us up and at em from the first minute and was arguably man of the match against one of the best footballing sides in the league. talent only takes you so far on matchday the rest comes down to heart and Flanno has plenty of that. something we havelacked and has cost us games this season. Its a shame that so called fans will slate off one of the only true Liverpool fans at the club.


12.) 03 Feb 2017 13:08:26
Can you see Flanno been given a chance at Liverpool?


13.) 03 Feb 2017 22:44:46
Flanno is too slow both physically and mentally. Gets done by pace snd tricks every time and offers little going forward.


14.) 03 Feb 2017 22:54:10
Slimz great post.


 

 

31 Mar 2016 12:12:18
Hi Eds,

Rumours circulating the tabloids about Liverpool tabling an offer for Higuain.

I am pretty sure you will say that no official offer has been made, but are we interested in him?

I can only assume that pursuing a striker, especially one that expensive, means that arrangements have been made for Benteke already.

Or is it all just balderdash?

Cheers in advance.

RedDawn

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has not sold Benteke and has not made any offer for or shown any interest in Higuain.}


 

 

02 Feb 2015 19:44:19
Evening Eds,

Can you see Liverpool looking to bring anyone in should Lambert leave? Getting a bit close to the wire for me.

I would be tempted to give Ibe a shot up front if we need someone instead of panic buying someone now (Gignac??)

Good luck to Lambert if he does leave, amazing for him to play for the club he loves, shame he didn't get to score a blinder at the Kop end!

Cheers in advance Eds

RedDawn

{Ed002's Note - I think their is sufficient cover - Rodgers may not agree - I dealt with Gignac earlier.}


 

 

25 Oct 2014 12:11:59
I 99% confident what the answer is going to be for this but have we shown any interest at all in Sami Khedira?

I think he would be perfect to sure up the midfield and give Stevie a bit of a break, plus give Rodgers some tactical freedom.

He could either play 1 DM in the diamond like we did last year, or 2 DM's against the bigger teams, without having to shoehorn Hendo into there.

Please tell me the transfer committee have this one tucked up their sleeves Eds :)

RedDawn

{Ed001's Note - sorry mate.}


1.) Why are you talking about buying a DM, Rogers wouldn't buy one in the summer when he had over 100 million to spend, he's not going to buy one now. Luxas will leave, SG will play every minute of every game, Henderson will be forced into covering for SG and Can will get a few games covering for SG too.
What a crock of ****.


 

 

 

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11 Apr 2017 11:47:57
Just a little bit of fantasy football for Ed001 (and anyone else who fancies answering)

If you had a choice between Tierney and Sessegnon for left back, who would you sign and why?

Cheers in advance :)

RedDawn

{Ed001's Note - Sessegnon, because he should be a lot cheaper. Tierney looks a fantastic player too, but the price will be ridiculously high with all the interest. Though it would be good just to annoy Ed007 if we got Tierney!}


1.) 11 Apr 2017 12:14:49
Sessegnon, nothing to do with cost just think he will be the better of the two.


2.) 11 Apr 2017 13:32:32
It looks like Sessegnon is the guy for LB then. I hope we get him cos based on reports and ED01, the kid is top class and is ready for the huge step up.

{Ed002's Note - Yep, no risk at all with a part time schoolboy playing LB for the first team.}


3.) 11 Apr 2017 14:17:33
For what it's worth I would go for Sessegnon too. He has looked excellent in a team which have faltered a fair few times in a very tough league which is just as fast paced and physical as the Premiership.

Tierney, whilst clearly a talent, has looked excellent for a team who could send out 9 players every week and still win the league at a canter.

For me Sessegnon would be much less of a risk.


4.) 11 Apr 2017 14:28:40
Not seen much of Sessegnon so can't really comment too much on him. Have seen a bit of Tierney though and he is a very good upcoming player, not sure if he will move anywhere at moment as he is in a good position playing in front of big crowds every 2nd week and gaining some european experience and I believe at his boyhood club. Celtic are a very well run club though and will have no need to sell so will take a fair amount for them to accept any bids.


5.) 11 Apr 2017 15:06:28
Unsurprising to see another facile comment from Ed002 to provoke the knuckledraggers and generate more traffic on the site. Why does he do it when at other times he gives us fascinating insights into hoe football is run?

{Ed002's Note - The problem with this site is the cretins like you who really don't undertand the game or the rules at all and seem to think the solution is taking a cheap shot at me. As I have explained, he is a schoolboy - he counts as a child in the eyes of the football authorities and he is required to ATTEND SCHOOL UNTIL HE IS 18. He is also LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF HOURS HE CAN SPEND TRAINING each week - so he won't be able to train full time with the first team but if you and Klopp don't see that as important, then it doesn't surprise me that Liverpool supporters are unconcerned are happy to still have him in the side as a starter from the off. Trying to explain the simple matters to people like you is a waste of my time - you don't understand, and you are clearly not bright enough to ever understand. You don't want the truth and have no interest in understanding the potential issues. Pathetic.}


6.) 11 Apr 2017 15:14:15
Difficult to tell .

I would say that Tierney has not had the same level of challenge week in week out as Sessegnon.

Although both players are attracting interest as good young players with bags of potential. I would say that Tierney may not move this year, and if he shines in Champions League his value will rocket with United reportedly tracking him along with others.

For me Sessegnon looks a bit closer to starting and seems to be available and keen on a move. A bonus for us will be the fact that of all the top 6 he has an opportunity to nail down a shirt with us due to a lack of quality in that area.

kobi.


7.) 11 Apr 2017 15:20:47
fair enough with your comments ed. and I can understand where u r coming from but also understand why some people here don't like the things u say or mainly how you say it. my question to u then is? who would u sign for as lb then?

{Ed002's Note - They are brainless cretins RA, just ignore them. Sessegnon is a wonderful talent which is why there is som much interest in him - but he is not one to be throw in the the Premier League as a starter. Liverpool are very interested and would do better to come up with a proposal that sees him loaned back for a year or two. I had proposed that Liverpool looked to Ryan Bertrand previously but they didn't do it - he would have been a great long term solution. Pushing for Sead Kolasinac when Liverpool had the chance would have been another very good solution - Faouzi Ghoulam and Gaya are both likely to move this summer - but both could be beyond probably Liverpool. Ricardo Pereira is a player the club really likes and can play in either full back position - he would be a good solution now.}


8.) 11 Apr 2017 15:24:25
You just come across as rude with some of your comments Ed 002, you've obviously got a wealth of knowledge and I really enjoy your sharkopods too but it just seems you have an attitude towards posters sometimes. I agree that there are some cretins on here and it is annoying reading some posts but you can be rude to someone who has a reletively good question/ point of view. You haven't been rude to me but I've read many of your comments and thought it was a tad harsh.

{Ed002's Note - They are not harsh - they are honest and straightforward. The modern day football supporter is far from the brightest as you will no doubt be aware. I try not to use any long words as this tends to confuse them. We don't discuss money because few of them can even grasp the absolute basics. The Liverpool supporters are generally rather damp. And if you don't like it here, or are scared of me upsetting you, I am sure there are other sites you can visit.

The word "fan" derives from the word "fanatic" which would be someone who could be described as zealously keen on their team (e.g. Liverpool, Everton, Third Lanark), a particular player (e.g. Ronaldo and Messi will no doubt have "fan" clubs) or perhaps the singer from a beat music combo such as the Beatles, Cliff Richard or, favorites of mine, the Frumious Bandersnatch.

Supporters tend to be much more calm and cheerful people (not like the vein-popping, eye-bulging, tattooed, knuckle-dragging, bonehead fans whose ugly slobbering faces are pressed against the windows of the opposition coaches). They often have nice cream heavy-knit jumpers and own lilac-colored labradoodles that they are teaching to talk. They often carry very small combs that they use to groom their mustaches.}


9.) 11 Apr 2017 15:40:11
Not a LB but what a performance Kieran Trippier put in over the weekend. If memory serves me correct we were interested in signing him when before he moved to Spurs. Proper attacking fullback which is what we desperately need. We instead signed Clyne :-o.


10.) 11 Apr 2017 15:43:23
That's a better comment Ed, see you can do it when you try. A bit of humour thrown in there too. You won't upset me either, I enjoy the site and I enjoy football too but won't get upset over it. It doesn't mean enough to get upset over, I guessed I'm a supporter not a fan!

{Ed002's Note - Good, I am glad.}


11.) 11 Apr 2017 16:01:08
ed002 you are a .........

{Ed002's Note - Obviously I removed the abuse, this new account you have created and are now sending in abusive posts from, and all of your other accounts. But I would like you to think about (a) how humorous I find this absolutely pathetic activity, and (b) how embarrassing the decent Liverpool supporters will find it having another supporter create accounts simply to abuse an Editor who gives his time to worthless glifnards like you for nothing, and of course (c) supporters of other sides who see you making the Liverpool supporters a laughing stock.}


12.) 11 Apr 2017 16:33:38
Pls delete the abusive accounts Ed02 - we don't need them. you can be 'direct' sometimes but we love the knowledge you willfully share with us and it's always appreciated.

P. s does a Maltese poodle count even if I didn't have any say in choosing it? Tip no.1 pick your dog before your kids are old enough to speak.

{Ed002's Note - Labradoodle, lilac, bright enough to learn to speak, doesn't need to use the bathroom.}


13.) 11 Apr 2017 17:15:09
Sessengon won't come cheap. Fulham could play the hard ball and there are many cvkhbs howling around the player. i am guessing we will have to rely on Milner again!


14.) 11 Apr 2017 17:22:01
Sessegnon. Coz Klopp couldn't do any wrong lol.


15.) 11 Apr 2017 17:37:23
good question Red, only I don't think that we will sign either of them, one will stay were he is, and the other should stay were he is, for another season at least .


16.) 11 Apr 2017 18:57:53
Harry, if Sessegnon is not signed then we move on and I doubt Klopp will go with milner again. Remember, had the deal with Chilwell not fallen through, he would be here right now at LB and not Milner. In hindsight, Klopp was right cos Chilwell has not been great whenever I've seen him this season. Milner has been solid, not great BUT solid so Klopp gets credit for that.

However, a true LB is required and Perreira would be my choice as he is older and more experienced so glad we are really interested in him too. Sessegnon may be too young to make the step up and I believe Ed02. Why? He/ She said the same thing about Markovic not being ready when he came and we all know how that worked out.


17.) 11 Apr 2017 19:01:11
blimey. get the landing net out, someones got a bite! Calm down guys / girls.


18.) 11 Apr 2017 19:04:22
Idiots on this site take some serious cheap shots at ed2. I used to think that ed2 had it out for Liverpool fans and maybe he does have some unpleasant reservations on some of us but at times people attack his opinions just because he's not a Liverpool fan. If ed1 had made the same comment (and I'm not taking a shot at ed1 I'm merely stating that ed1 has made similar comments before about other players) no one would bat an eyelid because he's a Liverpool fan. I'm not saying ones right and ones wrong, I'm saying that it's the eds opinions and it is mainly ed2 opinions that gets attacked. So what if he's rude at times, that's the ed2 we've come to like, that's who he is and if it wasn't for him and the other eds we wouldn't have any of this type of information.

On this specific topic, ed2 in my opinion is right. Liverpool need an established long term solution which is easier said than done but how long has it been without a top quality left back? How come we've got it wrong so many times in these types of areas? The last thing we need to do is go for potential or 'building for the future' which as we have seen countless times before very rarely happens. sessegon looks a real prospect for his age and If we did go for him I would loan him back as ed said. For the positions that have been so weak for so long we need to finally find the solution instead of taking punts and risks like karius for example. This is the summer where we need to improve the first team without question, no more 'depth' or 'youth' we need to improve that first 11 as much as we can to compete, the players from the current first team that get replaced either become the depth or get moved on for the youth we've already got, otherwise it will be a repeat of 14-15 season especially with the possibility that our best player could be going.


19.) 11 Apr 2017 19:32:58
Disappointing to see World Cup winner Bernard Diomede resort to abusing ed002 🙄

Well handled ed 🤠.


20.) 11 Apr 2017 20:07:17
Diomede wow quite a few players I forget even played for us.


21.) 11 Apr 2017 17:02:20
It is pathetic.


22.) 11 Apr 2017 17:14:22
Got there in the end.


23.) 11 Apr 2017 18:14:43
Ed- did I read Kolisanic is likely to go elsewhere?
Sure I saw another top European team were in for him.

{Ed002's Note - I have no way of knowing what you read.}


24.) 11 Apr 2017 20:41:30
I saw deli alli at 16 and would have taken him then, Rooney made his debut at 16 and has done ok 😬 Ed2 you are the Adrian Durham of this site.

{Ed002's Note - Please don't taint me with her.}


25.) 11 Apr 2017 22:15:11
I genuinely believe that, like in some backward and inbred parts of the country where an asbo is seen as a badge of honour, there are some people on this site who hold being called a gilnard by Ed002 in similar esteem.

Just my two pence worth, now where did I leave my moustache comb.


26.) 11 Apr 2017 23:01:51
I would definitely go for Tierney. Probably because I'm Scottish, great attitude and game intelligence but he's in no hurry to move . Don't think he'll move on until Celtic have either done 10 in a row or if they blow it . He played right back in the last international and was Scotland's best player on the night and he's played in plenty big European games he wouldn't be fazed by a move to Liverpool.


 

 

09 Mar 2017 13:18:04
Hi Eds,

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about freelance scouting in football.

I was talking to someone a while back who used to do some freelance scouting for a number of semi-professional clubs in the south of England.

The deal was that a club would come to him and say that they were looking for a LB from the local area. He would then recommend some left backs which he had been watching in the amateur leagues and he would get paid a fee for every successful signing.

For him it was just a bit of pocket money as he loved watching the amateur teams play and would've been at the games regardless.

However, would/ has this sort of system worked higher up the food chain. Are their freelance scouts who clubs approach to scout players for them, or have these been superseded by agents putting their own client's forward to clubs.

Cheers in advance Eds have a great day.

RedDawn

{Ed002's Note - I can't answer regarding semi-professional clubs in England but they will not do much scouting. For the senior professional clubs you will typically find there are a number of people that a club retains or employs regarding the "scouting" of players including a permanent Chief Scout and a perhaps a Head of International Scouting who all will report in to the club via a Director of Football or whatever. There is also be a guy who co-ordinates all of the reports and ensures that they go to the correct person. Obviously no one at the first team level is going to see or be interested in any reports related to kids so there is a hierarchy that deals with young kids, potential academy players up to the first team squad. There are then scouts retained (sometimes on a permanent basis, sometimes on a part time basis and sometimes on an ad hoc basis) by clubs to cover specific countries and/or areas of the world - France, South America, Adriatic & Old Eastern Bloc, Iberia etc.. On top of that there will be freelance scouts (often ex-referees and amateur club staff who will stay within their particular area of expertise and region). Once a player has been looked at a couple of times and reports reviewed, then someone from further up this chain will take a look. Eventually a chief scout will take a look, or if it is a potential first team player, then perhaps a coach or a manager will take a look. Some clubs also have advisors which include, taking one EPL side as an example, ex-managers or highly respected people within the game.

As a good example of this system - and one I know a decent amount about, there are a number of people that Chelsea retain or employ regarding the "scouting" of players including a permanent Chief Scout and a Head of International Scouting - Scott McLachlan - who all report in to the Director of Football. There is a guy called Matthew Hallam who co-ordinates all of the reports and ensures that they go to the correct person. Obviously no one at the first team level is going to see or be interested in any reports related to children. There are then scouts retained by the club in specific countries and areas of the world - France, South America, Adriatic & Old Eastern Bloc, Iberia etc.. On top of that there are both formal and informal "advisors" who often have an opinion to give - some of these are very well known people.

As for Manchester United, they will continue to look to appoint a Director of Football and have been working hard on trying to persuade someone to come - but it is proving to be a real struggle to sell the opportunity to him. Under him, they will seek to rebuild the scouting structure by adding new people and generally follow the model used by the likes of Chelsea. In the interim they have already started to make changes so they are working hard to improve.

Within the English game, particularly at lower-professional levels and with youngsters, scouts often include ex-managers and referees at that level.

With younger kiddies clubs often restrict their search area by distance - For example, Southampton has a fan shaped catchment area stretching out from Southampton and up to Swindon to the Northwest and the outer-reaches of the metropolis to the Northeast. Sunday league and youth games in this area will often see someone scouting on behalf of Southampton as they concentrate on local talent.

The London clubs, such as West Ham, have the benefit of two multi-tiered clubs that have developed numerous players who have gone on to play at the highest level - Chelsea, Spurs and West Ham have always had a good relationship with one in particular - Senrab.}


1.) 09 Mar 2017 18:04:32
Ed002 you really are indispensable to this site.

{Ed002's Note - As you get older stuff like indespensible, and the pads that go with it, become far more common Benny.}


2.) 10 Mar 2017 13:15:02
Absolutely cracking answer Ed002 and a great read. I second what Benny said!

Cheers very much.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

06 Mar 2017 14:10:00
Hi Eds and reds,

I was just wondering what the plan is with Phase 2 of the Anfield redevelopment.

I note that the initial planning permission for the Anfield Rd end runs out in September this year.

Do you expect this to be renewed pending the work starting, or do you think that idea has passed by for now.

Also, what's everyone's opinion on the further expansion of Anfield, is it worth spending money on, is it an area you want the club to be spending money on, is it ok to have a smaller stadium than our main rivals?

Have a great day all.

RedDawn

{Ed002's Note - Nothing will happen in the short-term and possibly not at all under these owners. Financially Phase 2 is an unnecessary burden.}


 

 

10 Feb 2017 16:47:25
Hi Eds/ Reds,

What is your opinion on ............

RedDawn

{Ed002's Note - I appreciate the comment but not somewhere we want to go.}


1.) 10 Feb 2017 16:56:13
Yep that's fair enough.

Have a great weekend.


 

 

26 Jan 2017 13:44:29
Hi Eds,

I would love to hear your opinion on whether you think the lack of a winter break is hampering Klopp's style of play.

Whilst the tactics aren't exactly the same as when he was at Dortmund and we don't use the same "Gegenpress" (Koploss huhn as Ed002 would say), it is clear that Klopp likes his teams to play with high intensity all over the pitch.

Do you think that the fact that there isn't a winter break here means that his system struggles after the compacted winter schedule.

It must be said that January/ February was pretty poor last season as well.

Perhaps Klopp hasn't 100% got to grips with the fact that there is no winter break and his players are struggling to keep up the intensity without having 2 weeks break to recover.

Anyway, just a thought, thanks for keeping us all entertained. Great site.

RedDawn

{Ed002's Note - No, it is not the lack of a winter break. It is as has been explained what the issue is on many occasions.

Klopp should have by now realised there is no winter break in the season - if not have him call and I will explain.}


1.) 26 Jan 2017 15:26:37
We have barely pressed for the last few weeks, for me the problem has been Lallana's energy has been sorely missed in the midfield, and pipcos creativity and link up play in the final third.

I actually don't think Mane as a player has been missed that much in terms of what he brings, but it's altered the players we select for certain positions. Hnedo Gigi and Lallana in the middle are th key, plenty of energy and good link up play. Hendo especially misses Lallana there.

Mane offers pace, but even during Christmas period when we did pick up points, we didn't look as dynmic in the team. Our press goes when hendo or Lallana do it in the middle. Bobby out wide hasn't worked as he's best utilised chasing down defenders and splitting centrebacks forcing the ball out wide where the passing lanes are closed by 180 degrees.

I actually think wed play better with bobby pipco and ojo in the front 3 and lallana gigi and hendo in the middle. Hell I'll throw it out there we could push hendo right for his energy and try stewart as the pivot. But gigi and Can do not work


2.) 26 Jan 2017 18:11:11
yes we need more pace up front, for lots of reasons, so its a no brainer, pick Ojo, rest sturridge, rest Can . as he doesn't offer much in midfield, and we need high energy, not side passes and back passes


 

 

 

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10 Apr 2017 14:18:49
My bad, you are correct. He can sign a professional contract if required.

Personally I would advocate staying very quite about signing youth players for a little bit to avoid yet further damage to our reputation.

RedDawn

 

 

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10 Apr 2017 13:57:00
We can't sign him, we are banned.

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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.

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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.

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


 

 

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17 Feb 2017 12:52:40
Who enforces that rule Ed? Is it the FAs to stop the poaching of players to rivals or is it UEFA/ FIFA?

And what do you believe the purpose is if you don't mind me asking?

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{Ed002's Note - UEFA enforce it via local FAs. It is to stop the disruption of rivals making approaches to players who have contracts up for discussion or running out.}


 

 

 

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19 Apr 2017 14:02:34
Maximum number of places in the CL is 5.

This is Top 3 plus up to two of the following in this order.

Winner of Champions League
Winner of Europa League
4th Place in Prem

The only way to finish outside the top 4 and qualify is to win one of the European Cups, that is all. Winning the Europa League does not give your country an extra space from their league.

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11 Apr 2017 14:17:33
For what it's worth I would go for Sessegnon too. He has looked excellent in a team which have faltered a fair few times in a very tough league which is just as fast paced and physical as the Premiership.

Tierney, whilst clearly a talent, has looked excellent for a team who could send out 9 players every week and still win the league at a canter.

For me Sessegnon would be much less of a risk.

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04 Apr 2017 13:33:23
What a ridiculous statement. Mane was bought this summer.

And now you are blaming Klopp and the club for not also getting in a potential replacement for him, that's just moronic.

The HL5 form of squad building - Every time you buy a player you must also buy a player in case that player you bought is injured or suspended, or perhaps not as good as you first thought. So the only way to truly have all bases covered is to buy every player for every position. Sorted, let me get the cheque book.

The squad is a constantly developing thing, Klopp will add players that he thinks will develop the team, but that doesn't mean he can just buy whoever he wants.

We bought Mane, that was clearly a good purchase, so let's praise the club for getting that deal done instead of blame them for not signing Mane + A. Nother.

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10 Mar 2017 13:15:02
Absolutely cracking answer Ed002 and a great read. I second what Benny said!

Cheers very much.

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09 Mar 2017 13:40:22
Would you rather have had Medel or Alonso for this season Ed001?

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{Ed001's Note - Alonso is the best player in that position, but Medel offers more flexibility as he could have covered for injuries at the back as well. As Xabi is retiring, so would only have been one season, I would go with Medel for that reason.}