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30 Aug 2017 15:31:20
Ed1, the English press is saying we're giving up on Lemar and focussing solely on AOC now. Is that correct in your opinion?

Or are the deals irrespective of each other?

Thanks mate.


{Ed001's Note - it is bull. They are not related, the Lemar issue hinges on agreeing a fee with Monaco, nothing to do with Ox.}

1.) 30 Aug 2017 15:41:05
Are the teams far apart on the fee or do you expect it to be sorted?

{Ed001's Note - no idea on the fee, but Klopp wants him and we have seen with Keita the club will pull out all the stops to do a deal when Klopp wants someone.}

2.) 30 Aug 2017 15:43:43
Thanks ed. Do you, in your opinion, think we'll pay what is required? It's a no brainier to me if it means we can sell Coutinho.

{Ed001's Note - I believe the club will back Klopp in whatever he decides, so it depends on how highly he values Lemar. I would say they will but this is LFC and that means it will no doubt be a letdown on deadline day!}

3.) 30 Aug 2017 15:44:56
It ia being reportes that Lemar deal has nothing to do with money but lack of time to get it done before France play tomorrow. Is this valid? From all i ve been reading today we will get only Ox. don't see Lemar or VVD coming based on todays action.

{Ed001's Note - there is plenty of time to get it done.}

4.) 30 Aug 2017 15:45:12
ED is right. We need both, for Depth. Apart from Can, Gini and hendo, who else with experience we have in Midfield? Grujic is not yet the finish article. so Lemar, OX, would be great addition. Remember. We have PL, Champions, FA CUP, the other Cup. so we have 4 tournaments.
This squad is one of the best in the last 10 - 15 years. and maybe, the Best squad in the Premier League, yes, far better than Mancs.

5.) 30 Aug 2017 15:45:17
Is there a backup plan for Lemar Ed001? They seem to be asking for too much and I think we will walk away. Mahrez maybe? Just cannot see a way back for Coutinho now and letting him go with only OX coming in makes our squad significantly weaker.

{Ed001's Note - no, Lemar is a back up plan for Couts remember.}

6.) 30 Aug 2017 15:47:42
Cheers ed. I asked same thing mate. Youve answered now. I think we are all fearing the same thing in ending up with Ox an not Lemar.

7.) 30 Aug 2017 15:49:19
Ed001 I have been wanting your words on this topic the whole day. So do you believe we are stil negotiating for Lemar or is a deal completely off? Did officials even go to france?

Thanks in advance.

{Ed001's Note - I don't believe it is dead, I have no idea about where our officials are though.}

8.) 30 Aug 2017 15:53:38
What's the situation with center half? Tuesday came an went!

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea what Tuesday has to do with anything.}

9.) 30 Aug 2017 15:55:07
Hi Eds, is there a medical for Ox scheduled today?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know mate.}

10.) 30 Aug 2017 15:57:49
Thanks Ed001. Your a real gem.

{Ed001's Note - if Pearce is stating LFC officials are in Monaco to do a deal, then he will have been briefed by the club to say that. I can't see why they would want him saying that if they are not there.}

11.) 30 Aug 2017 16:44:12
Ed are Barcelona also after Lemar now mate?

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona has spoken to Monaco in the past about Lemar.}

12.) 30 Aug 2017 17:01:48
But nothing recent like this week? Cheers ed.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained that Monaco are not keen to sell the player.}

13.) 30 Aug 2017 17:51:33
Aside from everything else.
Why are teams just being tit heads with us.

Baka 40 mil
Mandy 40 mil
Silva (the better player) 60 mil

Fair enough with mbappe but he is a future ballon winner.

Yet We bid 66 mil and can't get it done. Oh and they have already have his replacement in keita.

Shame as would of loved him but if we're keeping cou then sall good.

14.) 30 Aug 2017 18:01:50
End of the day the keita deal means every single mess up has now been forgiven. We handled that like champs, ruthless. Got ou5 man. Back our manager.

I have every confidence the time when we turned away transfers over a 2 mil difference are long gone.

I think where in the final stages of the Lemar deal which will give cou enough time to sort his Barcelona move out.

It will be done.



11 Aug 2017 11:08:09
Morning Ed2, hope you're well?

Is there any further update regarding the Ox Ed?

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool are still interested in taking the player.}

1.) 11 Aug 2017 13:46:29
Hopefully Chelsea will offer stupid money for him.

2.) 11 Aug 2017 15:18:47
Out of interest Frankly, have you ever responded positively to anything the club has ever done?

Every post you put on here is so negative.



04 Aug 2017 19:34:19
Ed1, how are you doing mate?

Is there any truth in the Andre Benjamin link?

If so do you think we've finally moved on from He who shall not be named?


{Ed001's Note - I don't know to be honest.}

1.) 04 Aug 2017 20:01:15
Ive just read a artecal in the daily star it said not in trest in benjeman andre he not on klopps list but also say we sre still in talks with you know hwo shall not be named as you said but that's just the star talking


2.) 04 Aug 2017 20:12:37

3.) 04 Aug 2017 21:21:21
Candyman, Candyman.

4.) 05 Aug 2017 00:34:29
So we're after the new Bruno Cheyrou?

5.) 05 Aug 2017 13:29:32
Johnnyboy, DEM TYPOS DOE 😣😂😂

FranklyMrNegative, don’t remind us of Bruno! His qualities will never be matched by a LFC player ever again xD.



19 Jul 2017 12:36:08
So I don't get overly excited can you please conifrm that we haven't got any interest in Thomas Muller Eds?



{Ed025's Note - i cant im afraid nick..

1.) 19 Jul 2017 13:02:53
Really😳 I'd be happy with that.

2.) 19 Jul 2017 13:08:05
I don't hate the idea of Muller in a Liverpool shirt. However l do hate the idea of a possible outgoing as a result of the incoming.

3.) 19 Jul 2017 13:25:29
Where would he play mate?

4.) 19 Jul 2017 13:27:28
Thanks Ed25. It doesn't seem like us to go for that sort of high profile player.

{Ed025's Note - you think...i would say keita and VVD would be classed as high profile mate..

5.) 19 Jul 2017 13:46:02
Yeah but look how we messed up the vvd deal.

6.) 19 Jul 2017 14:04:26
Naby: He would play as a CF but working more in the midfield.
He isn't one of the fastest players but also does a good job as a RW.

He could be the "20 goals a season" striker everybody wants but i don't think there is too much to it. Casual name dropping because we 1. haven't spent that much, 2. missed out on keita and have a lot of money to spend, 3. Müller "unhappy" at bayern because he didn't play that much last season and probally won't play that much the next because of James.

7.) 19 Jul 2017 14:27:21
He scored 5 last season and was benched for a proper out and out striker at Bayern. He will add more confusion to the already False 9 we have atm. He is like Firmino and you don't need two Firmino in a team!

8.) 19 Jul 2017 15:08:15
Also Bayern have brought in hamez Rodriguez so pushes him more out of favour.
Top level experience, maybe a similar case to Lucas but this time we may be the recipient of such experienced player.

9.) 19 Jul 2017 15:12:44
I don't know where the Muller thing came from and doubts if there is anything in it; But if its true then he will make a good addition, he is different to any of the players we have and we need someone like him, he stays in the box and a good header of the ball . leave the creativity to Firmino and Couts and Muller just taps them in.

10.) 19 Jul 2017 13:53:34
But there not happening ed.

Like at all. It's all bull. Rb ain't selling and where not going back on our embarrassing statement to saints.

Time we moved on I think.

11.) 19 Jul 2017 17:35:05
Roy: there is actually a term now for how Muller plays or how he scores goals. It is called "Reingemüllert" which roughly translates to "Müllert in" and means somehow without knowing how you score a goal looking like you still don't know how you ended up as a pro player.

Müller is a Top lad on and of the pitch and will definitely boost our squad. Is it likely he will move? Id give it a solid 5% because you he is the most bavaria-like person there is and probally the last one left at Munich.

12.) 19 Jul 2017 22:34:19
first post for me. from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.

just curious why they are even considering muller? the team needs a true keeper, backs and midfield. not more attack! or am I completely wrong here?



11 Jul 2017 15:48:43
Afternoon Ed1, can I just ask if we have actually agreed a fee for Ox and offered him a deal? If so, why hasn't he signed yet? Is he waiting to see if Arsenal offer him a new deal first?



{Ed001's Note - no.}

1.) 11 Jul 2017 16:03:20
Thanks. Do you expect a bid?

{Ed001's Note - it really depends on if he agrees a new contract with Arsenal or not.}

2.) 11 Jul 2017 17:12:59
Ed do you still expect a deal to be done mate, as you suggested a while back?

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps.}

3.) 12 Jul 2017 15:46:33
I hope he signs. He is technically brilliant and I can really see him doing well here.




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24 Sep 2017 10:46:37
Ed1, excellent match review. One question though: on a scale of 1 to 10, how likely is it that Klopp drops Mignolet and realises Ward is the best keeper at the club?

Cheers in advance.


{Ed001's Note - 3.66r.}

1.) 24 Sep 2017 10:53:06
Slightly higher than a third ed? There's hope!

2.) 24 Sep 2017 10:54:06
Why do you think that he is so blindly faithful to Mignolet? Is it because he doesn't rate Karius and Ward?

{Ed002's Note - It is because Klopp has not skillset related to buying nor coaching defensive players, overlaid with him saying stupid things such as "Karius is number one" (last season) and "Mignolet is number one" (this season). And don't forget, Klopp named a fourth goalkeeper in the Premier League squad.}

3.) 24 Sep 2017 11:03:16
Do you think he now feels 'duty-bound' to back him then?
I'm assuming the 4th gk is Bogdan?

{Ed002's Note - I rather doubt it Nick. Last season he made it clear about Karius being number one and he was hardly used in the end. I know fans consider him to be a "world class" coach, but frankly he isn't. He really needs help sorting out the defence and good defensive coach will I am sure improve thym. Rodgers also kept away from having a defensive coach and at this point in his Liverpool career the club were getting better results. His decision making with buying defensive players (he credits himself with Caulker, Karius, Matip and Klaven whilst admits scouting staff have identified the forward players for him to look at (remember he took on alternatives to thos he picked) has been poor. The Sakho situation was handled very badly indeed. Other sides have benefitted from the improvements that defensive coaches have given them - Arsenal with the likes of Bould and for a short while Keown, Liverpool for a short-period with Stevie Clarke under Dalglish even, Dennis Lawrence reshaped the Everton defence, Chelsea has Luca Conte, etc., etc.. From my perspective they need to do something if they are going to challenge - which they are clearly more than capable from an attacking point of view. And yes, Bogdan is in the squad.}

4.) 24 Sep 2017 11:01:18
Excellent review Ed. The way you described Migs performance yesterday was 1st class. I started playing football at 7 and we were always thought to win the ball 1st even if you have to take your own man with it you make sure you win the ball. The way that you worded the review about Migs is excellent surely it's only a matter of time before Karius or Ward get's in. As for Wijaldum again a perfect review Ed.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate. It is difficult to find different things to say now about some of the players!}

5.) 24 Sep 2017 11:07:52
Didn't he buy Hummels for Dortmund? I'd say that was a decent little pick out ed?

{Ed002's Note - No. Is this some sort of joke?

Hummels joined Dortmund at the behest of Zorc because then manager Thomas Doll needed the defence strengthened as the club were dropping down the table. Klopp wasn't even at the club at the time.}

6.) 24 Sep 2017 11:09:10
He is probably hoping that more competition for the position will result in better performances?

7.) 24 Sep 2017 11:19:27
Klopp does need help with the GK situation. Playing a GK some people claim he does not rate ahead of Karius (his own signing and proclaimed No.1) and Ward (a player he refused to let leave on loan) is just sheer stupidity. I don't buy the 'phasing out' that Ed001 says is happening. Klopp needs to show some b***s and ignore what the media says about bringing Karius back into the fold and just do it. No coach repeatedly plays a player he does not rate (Migs), so unless Klopp has lost his marbles completely, he should take help to solve the GK situation before we end up with 3 unhappy GKs at the club.

{Ed002's Note - Klopp has announced Mignolet as his number one goalkeeper for this season. Move on.}

8.) 24 Sep 2017 13:47:11
You don't think klopp is a top manager ed02? I nearly always agree with the eds but on this I can't. Those 4 games we didn't win were not down to klopp. In each game the tactics created tonnes of chances, the players missed those chances sadly. If we weren't creating then I'd be worried. In one breath you slate the signings like klavan caulker and then say that the reason klopp has bought good players (ie mane salah I guess) is because the scouts find them for him. So it's their fault that we signed klavan caulker, right?

{Ed002's Note - I am not talking about those last four games. I am saying what I have said for years - Klopp is not the world class manager you think he is. You didn't read what I said in the post about the players.}

9.) 24 Sep 2017 14:35:39
superred what has kloop achieved larely to be considered world class? . how many trophys? how many teams he started from scratch and made them world beaters?

10.) 24 Sep 2017 18:02:08
Lol why would you worry if the players weren't creating no chances. It's just like the players at the back not stopping goals. You mean the scouts force Klopp to sign those players! A manager can say NO to any transfer!

{Ed025's Note - thats not actually true harry..

11.) 24 Sep 2017 18:47:46
not world class but has the potential to be. klopps biggest problem at liverpool was thinking he could win things with rodgers squad. Things are slowly improving as new players arrive. now we just need to replace the keeper and get a good defender or 2.

Im fine with matip, but lovren does not suit us at all. he's been mediocre since he joined. and klavan was bought with chump change who's quality actually reflects the money we paid for him. A class keeper and a class defender could make us a proper team.

we are only going to improve as migs eventually gets replaced, keita arives and a quality defender bought. We are definitely improving dispite the defence still being crap. Once we invest some serious money in defence and get some quality players for once, then we can judge klopp fairly.

{Ed025's Note - but he has had plenty of time already ryan and refused to address the keeper or defence situations mate, if your fine with matip then your not quite as savvy as your username suggests mate..

12.) 24 Sep 2017 19:13:14
Klopp does seem a bit ignorant thinking he can turn poor players into good ones but we've definitely went forward since he joined. It does seem he's learning. Im happy we are no longer playing milner at left back and other players are finally being considered. there's an obvious plan in place to enventually replace migs. A quality defender was tried in the summer, its not like he doesn't recognise the problems.

Its easy to aprreciate matip when you have players like lovren and klavan. I think matip should be tried with a quality centerback before we think about replacing him. At the very least he's a decent squad player.

13.) 24 Sep 2017 20:31:25
Wiseryan, I don't buy that whole notion of Klopp trying to win things with BR's players. That makes little sense as he has nothing to gain by focusing on BR's signings whereas he can get his own. He may try to improve some of them as they are talented by empirical evidence, he has improved several of them like Can, Lallana, Hendo, and Origi. Even Cou got better while Lovren and Moreno went from crap to decent (not a high bar but still) . The ones who could not hack it are gone or will be gone. What he needs to do now is continue to improve the squad with the right players who fit the way we play and not stop gaps as those don't work.

I do agree that Matip is decent but that is it. Partnering him with a better CB like say VVD, could be interesting cos in a CB partnership, being able to make up for each other's flaws in quality, having a good understanding of what each other's strengths and weakness and being able to compliment each other is more important. We shall see.

14.) 24 Sep 2017 23:52:03
Bingo, I remember back when klopp signed he thought the squad was good enough and told the owners he could make it work, one of the reasons klopp was chosen as manager apparently.

Obviously that's meant klopp has had to give the players time to fully assess them which meant it was always going to be a rocky time. Klopp took this challenge knowingly but really did overestimate our squad. If he were at a richer club, he would have just replaced the players not good enough by now.



31 Aug 2017 07:01:56
Ed2, hope you're well? I have a question regarding the Keita deal if I may?

As we have agreed the deal now would the transfer fee (s) count against this year's accounts or would it be next as that's when he will actually join?

Apologies if this is a stupid question but I'm just interested to know.



{Ed002's Note - I don't know what the terms are.}



29 Aug 2017 10:42:58
I asked a question last night but can't see it anywhere so I'll ask again: Do you think we'll get Lemar?

Also, how long has he been a target because his name hasn't been mentioned for a while.



{Ed002's Note - It has been done to death Nick.}

1.) 29 Aug 2017 11:06:56
Given the fact that we didn't give up on Keita and appear to be doing business behind closed doors, anything is possible.



28 Aug 2017 16:30:20
Lfc target Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is off to Chelsea as they've apparently agreed a fee.


1.) 28 Aug 2017 16:33:25
I'm glad.

2.) 28 Aug 2017 17:09:13
Things are finally making moves sit back and enjoy the ride.



24 Aug 2017 08:49:47
Morning Eds and reds.

Question for Ed1: do you think Klopp sees how dodgy Mignolet is? If so, how long before he gives Karius or Ward a chance?


{Ed001's Note - yes he knows Migs is dodgy, which is why he bought Karius but he is loath to drop him as last time the crowd gave Karius pelters for the slightest thing.}

1.) 24 Aug 2017 09:22:19
I would give ward a start, looks solid every time I've seen him.

2.) 24 Aug 2017 09:23:15
We should have signed an experienced pair of hands! I clearly don't understand this " Young potential who'll
Improve in X years. " philosophy at times! Doesn't always work!

3.) 24 Aug 2017 09:41:32
We have a perfectly good keeper in Ward. Why not try him before he gets annoyed and asks to leave due to false promises been given?

4.) 24 Aug 2017 09:53:08
Most keepers peak in their late 20's early 30's.
Bonkers to buy keepers so young IMO.

5.) 24 Aug 2017 10:01:04
What experienced top level keeper is available or was last summer? None that would have changed things enough. Clemence, Grobelaar and Reina were all bought at similar age to Karius (Clemence even younger) . Oddly that worked out ok despite shaky starts for the last 2.

6.) 24 Aug 2017 10:16:20
We had a young keeper in Ward and I believe it was stupid to buy another Young potential. Should have brought an experienced and allowed Ward to develop alongside. What we have now is three young keeper all wants first team actions!

7.) 24 Aug 2017 10:30:36
Ward deserves a chance. Karius is worse than migs he hardly stopped a shot when he was number 1.

8.) 24 Aug 2017 11:08:46
Talking out your backside their Fowler Karius was decent when he started, then made a few mistakes and quality fans like yourself absolutely tore into him increasing the pressure/ reducing the confidence even more. The lad needs games but, perhaps more importantly, needs the backing of the fans. As a collective we do seem to pick on certain players and give them extra amounts of grief for no particular reason: Lucas was terrored when he first arrived, Sturridge is contantly criticised for having the audacity to be injured, Moreno is ripped into constantly (and he may not be the best player but he puts in 100% every time), Karius was lynched for the first couple of mistakes he made - I think our attitudes as fans need to change a little if we want to see the best out of the players.

9.) 24 Aug 2017 11:18:18
Regardless of who Klopp chooses to play, if it isn't going to be Ward, I hope he'll let the boy go somewhere else to play. He has been building his career/ confidence steadily over the years. His career shouldn't stagnate because Klopp can't make a decision.




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30 Aug 2017 15:43:43
Thanks ed. Do you, in your opinion, think we'll pay what is required? It's a no brainier to me if it means we can sell Coutinho.


{Ed001's Note - I believe the club will back Klopp in whatever he decides, so it depends on how highly he values Lemar. I would say they will but this is LFC and that means it will no doubt be a letdown on deadline day!}



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28 Aug 2017 20:33:43
Where did you see that mate? The only thing I can find is a report saying we've increased our bid.




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28 Aug 2017 20:12:26
I looked and Lallana hasn't gone? Not sure what the op is getting at?




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28 Aug 2017 09:49:42
Controversial opinion perhaps but I'm not sure Sanchez would get into our starting 11.


{Ed025's Note - thats not controversial nick...just plain daft mate..



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22 Aug 2017 06:13:36
If he comes then I bet you both will.





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18 Oct 2017 08:36:52
Well said Ed1.




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13 Oct 2017 08:08:59
Ha, I forgot about Dossena's goal scoring finesse. Not a bad way to score your only goals for Liverpool.

The problem with Aquilani is that there were so many better options than him that it made no sense. Maybe instead of doing a profile on him you could get him for a video interview on the art of trickery?


{Ed001's Note - Rafa made a huge mistake with Aquilani - he trusted the scouts. Our scouting has been crap for many years, still is. Too much based on stats and not enough research done into player backgrounds and watching them. Stats should be the way to identify players to look at, not how to choose them! Even the stats companies would never claim it to be the be all and end all, but we have relied too heavily on them in recent years, which is why we signed players like Clyne.}



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13 Oct 2017 07:50:42
As impressive as I think reading about the Italian Darren Anderton (Aquilani) and Dossena (who I suppose will always be involved in the folklore of our 4-1 Old Trafford victory) would be I think they can exit the list Ed, lol.


{Ed001's Note - Andrea did score in the 4-0 win over Real Madrid as well though.....

As for Aquaman, anyone who can fool the scouts into thinking he is a real football player, while actually being an extra on Casualty, does deserve an entry surely?}



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13 Oct 2017 07:07:46
Any chance of a couple of Italians getting on tour list? No, I don't mean Aquilani and Dossena, I'm talking Del Piero and Totti?

Any chance Ed?


{Ed001's Note - should I scratch off Aquaman and Dossena then? nd yes of course, I have added the pair to the list.}



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10 Oct 2017 12:44:02
For me it has to be Modric, Kroos and Coutinho.