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17 Nov 2017 13:53:47
Afternoon ed2, I have a question re the players mentioned in the sharks pod if you don't mind?
Would it be safe to assume that if no more than Can and Coutinho leave (and we do end up with Gomes) we're only going to sign one of Meyer, Lamar, Brandt and Draxler (assuming we manage to get any of them)?

RedNick

{Ed002's Note - I can’t make assumptions like that. Liverpool will look to get rid of Markovic in January for reasons I explained.}


1.) 17 Nov 2017 21:58:51
OK, thanks for answering Ed.


 

 

07 Nov 2017 09:13:44
Morning Ed1, you mentioned recently that Klopp wants vvd but the club is also looking at alternatives. Out of interest, how many cb's do you think we'd want? And how many are we looking to move on?

Thanks.

RedNick

{Ed001's Note - we only want to get one in January mate, not offload any, just bring one in.}


1.) 07 Nov 2017 09:36:09
OK thanks mate. Do you think Klopp would be on board with getting alternatives or is he still set on getting vvd?

{Ed001's Note - it really depends on if the scouting team can produce a reasonable option or not.}


2.) 07 Nov 2017 10:09:08
Any news on Danny Ings leaving? It needs to happen. hed do a good job at Newcastle, Bournemouth someone like that. he's not going to get a sniff at liverpool.

{Ed002's Note - A number of clubs are keen on taking him on loan.}


3.) 07 Nov 2017 13:27:05
Hope it’s Huddersfield - they need a goal scorer and he could do some damage to our competition!


4.) 07 Nov 2017 14:58:57
I hope Ings goes on loan to Newcastle. I think he'd be the perfect forward on the shoulder to chase down every single ball played in behind by Shelvey. He'll even go after lost causes. Newcastle are in dire need of a striker and I'd love to help Rafa out as well. I think it's a good fit for all parties.


5.) 08 Nov 2017 10:42:40
Would love to see us make an attempt to get Gimenez from Atletico. Do we have any more information on his contract situation at Madrid? I think adding that little bit of South American snide/ street smart would really make a difference to our attitude to defending.

{Ed002's Note - His contract has not been agreed and clubs are speaking to Atletico. He is not one of the centre backs Liverpool has enquired after and I would put him out of your mind.}


6.) 08 Nov 2017 11:20:10
Ed spot on info as usual mate. Am ai right in assuming De Vrij and Howedes are 2 that we have enquired about?

{Ed002's Note - Not really. De Vrij and Schuurs but Benedikt Howedes becomes viable if Juventus don't take up their option - and they could potentially let him go in January if all parties were to agree as they are looking to a replacement (although they are looking at a pre-contract in January but could be forced in to a purchase).


7.) 08 Nov 2017 14:08:43
Cheers ed

I like the look of Upamecano from Rbl but I think no interest at this stage.

Schuurs was with us on loan if I remember and impressed at U18 level. He is one for the futre no doubt?

I guess a lot can change between now and January as regards to who us available.

{Ed002's Note - January is not a good time to plan to buy.}


 

 

24 Oct 2017 16:39:35
Hi Ed1, have you heard anything from your sources that suggest Klopp is likely to shake up the team or formation this week? Something needs to change.

Thanks in advance.

RedNick

{Ed001's Note - nothing yet mate, but I never ask about teams etc as I was asked not to mention stuff like that on the site by the club a few years back. If I don't know I can't let something slip!}


1.) 24 Oct 2017 17:58:37
I think we should change formation to 5-3-2 personally and try TAA and Moreno as wing backs with cb's of Gomez, Lovren and Matip. Then play Henderson, Wijnaldum and Couts deep with Firmino and Sturridge (or Solanke) up top.

It couldn't be worse than the 2-6-3 we currently play.

Also, I hope Ward gets the start this weekend but I'm not holding my breath. I like Klopp but he seems stubborn.


2.) 24 Oct 2017 19:26:38
Salah?


3.) 24 Oct 2017 20:36:04
Lovren and Klavan should be nowhere near the starting 11 ever again.


4.) 24 Oct 2017 21:19:51
Lovren? really? Yeah solve our defensive problem by having more of our crap defenders on the pitch at the same time! Funny :)


5.) 25 Oct 2017 00:39:11
We can't play 3 at back cos we only have 4 centre backs with one of them Gomez is stand in right back also one injury an we are badly exposed we would have too play klavan if any injuries, or Can as a emergency centre back, perfectly illustrating wasted summer transfer window.


6.) 25 Oct 2017 07:06:17
We don't have the quality at CB to play 3. Give karius a run in the team with ward as back up 5 games then throw ward in if no improvement.

Get Milner in at LB or as DM.


7.) 25 Oct 2017 07:50:23
442
Karius or ward
TAA GOMEZ MATIP MORENO
can Henderson
Coutinho salah
Firmino Sturridge.


8.) 25 Oct 2017 09:16:26
Ward
Matip Can Gomez
Trent. Robertson

Milner
Wiji. Couts

Salah. Firmino.


9.) 25 Oct 2017 10:29:15
Haha no Salah rednick
Up the pool.


10.) 25 Oct 2017 11:55:41
Ward
Milner Gomez matip Moreno
Henderson grujic
Firminio
Salah sturridge coutihno.


11.) 25 Oct 2017 12:10:53
I think they should employ the 343 and give that a try

Ward/ Karius

Matip/ Gomez/ Lovren (sadly because we have no one else but if I could, I think he needs away from the team after last performance, give him a reason to improve)

TAA/ hendo/ can/ coutinho

Ox/ bobby/ salah

Another possibility would be to try and take matip off too. He knows he is guaranteed starter right now, so isn’t playing as hard as he can. Because he knows he on the team sheet, so just isn’t trying that hard.
I would also chuck ox in to give him a run in a position he wants and try and build up his confidence within the team. Also to give him some gametime. The boy needs it and can atleast play the role abit better among this team. Have Coutinho higher up recently. He is getting confused since he is used to dropping deeper and playing more in the middle/ left and having him up top right now isn’t helping since he is getting used to the more central role. Which is really suiting him. This then allows ox and salah to play further up more and have a little more fluidity up top. And Coutinho actually can drop back when needed. Having the three at the back should help control the game. Allow can to drop more central which allows Lovren abit wider. TAA can cover back is well where hendo can drop deep and Gomez/ matip can cover the wide gaps of any open up.
With the pace we have up top, the team can play counter attack very nice and quick football while still have a defence of 5/ 6 players.


12.) 25 Oct 2017 13:24:36
My team for the Huddersfield match would be:

GK-Loris Karius
RB-Trent Alexander
CB-Joe Gomez
CB-Joel Matip
LB-Alberto Moreno
DM-Emre Can
DM-Jordan Henderson
RM-Oxlade Chamberlain
LM-Philippe Coutinho
FW-Roberto Firmino
FW-Mohamed Salah

Basically a 4-4-2, Mohamed Salah's movement off the ball is fantastic and his first touch and flair are great for a player with that kind of pace, meaning Firmino can be the 2nd striker which i think is his perfect role. But i doubt it, we will probably see Mignolet in the line up, 3 in midfield and if we are going to change something it will probably be the finished Sturridge upfront. (I used to love Sturridge but not i rather see Solanke getting his minutes)


13.) 25 Oct 2017 13:37:13
Play Salah up top with Firmino then as he's played there with previous clubs. Sometimes sticking all your attackers on at once isn't the answer.

Saying stupid things like we should never play Lovren and Klavan again when they make up 50% of our centre backs doesn't help anything though. Poor Klavan didn't even play against Spurs.

Maybe blame a manager who decided to tap up his main cb target and was then too arrogant to try and go for any other targets? No, blame the two cb's who play for us because it's their fault they weren't replaced.

And the guy calling for Milner? Give me a break. He's lost a yard of pace this summer and he only had half a yard to begin with. He has the turning circle of a cruise liner.

And yeah, my bad I forgot Salah at first but his goals aren't exclusively winning us games.

Maybe if we had tried something different against Spurs we wouldn't have lost 4-1. Then again none of you would have anything to moan about then.


14.) 25 Oct 2017 15:02:34
Karius
Milner - Gomez - Matip - Moreno
Hendo - Can
Salah - Firmino - Coutinho
Solanke


We should have a reasonable amount of possession so let Hendo and Can sit deeper to direct the play, and to ensure we have protection for the CBs against the counter attack

Let the fullbacks get forward if there’s space and to provide an overlap to Salah or Coutinho if they cut inside, and to put in decent crosses from out wide

Play Solanke in the box so we have a decent aerial threat and so Huddersfield can’t just pack the defence narrow, and/ or for Firmino/ Coutinho/ Salah to play off as he’s good at hold up play.


15.) 25 Oct 2017 21:41:36
GK-Karius
RFB-Milner
RCD-Gomez
LCD-Matip
LFB-Moreno
RDM-Henderson
LDM-Can
RWF-Salah
AMC-Firmino
LWF-Coutinho
CFW-Sturridge.


16.) 26 Oct 2017 07:09:55
Thing is, all those saying Lovren, Klavan etc shouldn't be anywhere near the team, should we just put a shirt down on the pitch? It is currently irrelevant what we should have done, we have who we have and selection needs to come from them. You can't field a team based on names we should have signed in August.


 

 

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.

RedNick

{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.

RedNick

{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.


 

 

 

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14 Dec 2017 20:00:05
Ed1, I have a few enquiries if you don't mind?

Why does Klopp insist on backing Mignolet when he should clearly be 2nd (if not 3rd) choice. Can Klopp not see it?

Where is Lallana?

Also, do you see Ox replacing Gini soon? He's been missing quite a bit recently (a ghost, like you said) .

RedNick

{Ed001's Note - what else do you want Klopp to do? Publicly slag off one of his own players, so ensuring no player ever wants to work with him again?

Lallana has just come back from a long term injury and is nowhere near match fitness.

Personally I do not see Ox as a central midfielder.}


1.) 15 Dec 2017 03:59:25
OHKay! This might be provocative!

Klopp need not say anything but just pick Karius. He just need balls to do it. None would utter a word to him of his choice. He is the manager and he can play anyone he wish to!

Lallana might take a bit more time to come back and that is perfectly ok! We don’t miss him at all! Where would he play anyway?

AOC might regret his move to Liverpool by next summer if he doesn’t cement a place at Center mid ( for which he refused to stay at Arsenal ) He was never a CM, so that part is fine to me.


2.) 15 Dec 2017 08:56:30
Harry, all your posts are provocative.

Ed1, I don't think he should slag him off but couldn't he quietly make the change and let Karius keep his place? We seem better for having him in goal in my opinion but the way Klopp speaks about Mignolet being number 1 is like he can't fathom the idea of Karius being first choice.

Do you think Lallana played too many minutes when he played recently (against Chelsea I think)?

Thanks mate, sorry for not explaining my first post in enough detail.

{Ed001's Note - Karius is being phased in gradually, Migs is on his way out.

Lallana just needs time to regain full fitness. It was a long lay off he had and it can be a slow process.}


3.) 15 Dec 2017 10:42:06
Harry, Ed01 has said at the time, that Klopp wants Karius back in (correct me Ed01 if I'm wrong) BUT is afraid that should he make a mistake (which is part of the process) the same set of fans who turned on him last season, would turn on him again. I can understand that tho I disagree.

He should never had dropped Karius at the time BUT I can understand why he did so. We just have to trust that Klopp will do the right thing as I know he will if Migs starts his Migs' moments.

As for Ox, he is no CM and never was so if he regrets his decision then that is his problem. Not just any Tom, Dick and Harry can play in our system esp. the way Klopp wants us to play in CM.


4.) 15 Dec 2017 12:43:39
Your last para is spot on Brover. It’s truly his mistake and he would realize it soon! £40 mill apparently!


5.) 15 Dec 2017 18:59:08
Harry, I was not referring to Klopp BUT to Ox. Either way, I did not want Ox here either BUT I will support him cos he is an LFC player and frankly, I've seen flashes of a good player in him at times BUT a lot more work is needed. Maybe you should try to support our boys cos they wear our shirt and leave whatever happened pre-transfer in the past.


 

 

07 Dec 2017 06:09:22
Ed1, fairly sure it's too little too late but it would appear that Emre has overtaken Hendo in the pecking order. Has Klopp gone off Henderson?

RedNick

{Ed001's Note - how on earth do you figure that out?}


1.) 07 Dec 2017 07:48:11
By the time we loose him to Juventus, He would become a proper CM. Great bit of business for Juventus.


2.) 07 Dec 2017 08:00:13
Henderson is captain and will start the derby in a few days time. He was rested due to his plantar fasciitis. His detractors are pathetic, trying to turn a great win into a stick to beat Hendo with, rather than just enjoy the result.


3.) 07 Dec 2017 08:02:33
I don't know really. Lots of people seem to think we'll sell Henderson in the summer. And to me (I might be wrong) it seems Klopp would rather play Can in Europe, which I would suggest is the bigger competition.


4.) 07 Dec 2017 08:09:52
Spot on, MK. Hendo was given the night off. Clearly, that is if you are anti-Hendo. The Hendo detractors need to take a day off cos they are starting to sound like the triggered, who have NOTHING good to say about him. Oh btw, we won 5-1 at Brighton and Hendo played well and barked orders to the players to get in position a lot. I guess he's still a useless capt. Change the record or CD cos it is deeply scratched or severely broken.


5.) 07 Dec 2017 09:08:08
Well said RE Hendo. We have a big game on the weekend as well and hendo is the player who has been rotated least so far in the midweek/ attacking roles. We've just had 7 games in one month and are about to have 8 games over the next month. No matter who our opposition are, people will be rested every game. It means nothing except that our players are not able to all play 15 games in 2 months without a break. If you read into every single starting line-up, you'll be very confused or dissapointed.


 

 

04 Dec 2017 12:58:03
Ed1, does Salah want to leave already? I always thought he was a Liverpool fan?

RedNick

{Ed001's Note - checking out your options is not the same as wanting to move.}


1.) 04 Dec 2017 13:22:50
And any agent has to do their job. Find options, best deal for clients etc. For future transfers and contracts etc. Let's hope salah has found a home at Liverpool and is wary of another big move not working out.


2.) 04 Dec 2017 13:59:50
My main concern is that Liverpool turn's into a stepping stone club but then I suppose the only way to stop that is by being successful.


3.) 04 Dec 2017 14:40:32
Liverpool need to show him the love by offering him improved terms on his contract. Yes he has only been here a few months but he has far out exceeded the targets him and the club would have probably set with his initial contract. When that happens people get rewarded in business and sadly football is a business these days.


4.) 04 Dec 2017 15:09:23
Jayden - if you're talking about rewards in business, there are few industries that will offer you increased wages and new contracts after less than 6 months of performance. Most wouldn't even talk about it for your first year to make sure you keep it up. And of those industries that do - you'll be fired in your first bad month!


5.) 04 Dec 2017 15:17:38
Hjikle football is different to other business industries Mate as a rival company won't offer 50-100 million to your company for your services if you are over performing and they want you.


6.) 04 Dec 2017 17:27:30
But Jayden, you're the one who starting bringing other businesses into it:

'When that happens people get rewarded in business and sadly football is a business these days. '

As it happens I agree, football isn't comparable to other businesses but you were the one who started comparing them!


7.) 04 Dec 2017 18:01:55
Football is crazy alright, I mean, who would give Migs Lovren and Sturridge new contracts and big pay rises but Liverpool . so we might as well offer one to our very best player .


8.) 04 Dec 2017 20:02:04
Yeah see what you mean Hjickle. I've not actually initially wrote it like I meant it to sound.


9.) 05 Dec 2017 09:28:58
Also these players get bounces for everything, so i'd imagine Salah is getting paid handsomely for what he is doing without the need to rush out and improve his contract after only 3 months at the club.


 

 

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.

RedNick

{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.

Thanks.

RedNick

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18 Nov 2017 12:38:18
I think you're doing yourself a disservice Ed. It was fine.

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18 Nov 2017 07:59:08
Can I ask what x and y are? Are they to do with playing time?

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17 Nov 2017 21:58:51
OK, thanks for answering Ed.

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13 Nov 2017 07:42:34
All red, I'm pretty sure that Grujic has been playing deep for the u-23 team so he would be covering Henderson.

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07 Nov 2017 09:36:09
OK thanks mate. Do you think Klopp would be on board with getting alternatives or is he still set on getting vvd?

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15 Dec 2017 08:56:30
Harry, all your posts are provocative.

Ed1, I don't think he should slag him off but couldn't he quietly make the change and let Karius keep his place? We seem better for having him in goal in my opinion but the way Klopp speaks about Mignolet being number 1 is like he can't fathom the idea of Karius being first choice.

Do you think Lallana played too many minutes when he played recently (against Chelsea I think)?

Thanks mate, sorry for not explaining my first post in enough detail.

RedNick

{Ed001's Note - Karius is being phased in gradually, Migs is on his way out.

Lallana just needs time to regain full fitness. It was a long lay off he had and it can be a slow process.}


 

 

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12 Dec 2017 09:32:13
Harry, how old are you? Seriously you're like an 8 year old. I'm surprised your posts make it through to be honest. I'm sure you must be trolling us all.

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10 Dec 2017 11:36:13
When did the playerd get decided and when/ where is it being played?

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07 Dec 2017 08:02:33
I don't know really. Lots of people seem to think we'll sell Henderson in the summer. And to me (I might be wrong) it seems Klopp would rather play Can in Europe, which I would suggest is the bigger competition.

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03 Dec 2017 12:05:02
Remember when we were nailed on to sign Honda, for about 4 years.

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