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Team: Liverpool

Where from: Bradford

Favourite player: Steven Gerrard

Best team moment: Istanbul 2005
FA Cup Final 2006
08/09 and 13/14 Premier League 2nd place sides


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18 Oct 2016 19:18:15
Hey Eds and Reds,

A little late but here's my Danny Ward update after Sunday's game against Sheffield Wednesday.

Huddersfield, and Ward, suffered their first home defeat in the Championship this season as they went down 0-1 to finish the weekend 3rd in the table, outside of the automatic promotion spots on goal difference.

Before I begin Ward's performance review, it's worth noting that after 12 league games, he and his club boast a defence that no side in the division have conceded fewer goals than, so that's a major plus note for Ward as he has played every game so far.

Onto his performance, in a game that was not too dissimilar to Liverpool's against Man Utd last night. Sheff Weds came to stifle Wagner's creative, energetic side just as Mourinho did on Red Monday. Except a second half penalty saw the Owls nick a win.

That meant that, ultimately, Ward had little to do over the 90 minutes in terms of saves. He was helpless for Forestieri's well-placed penalty kick winner. Ward dived the wrong way but the Wednesday man dummied his kick well.

Aside that, Ward was beaten on one other occasion by Forestieri, as Town's defence was beaten by a simple long ball which Forestieri brought down. Ward came out to close him down but was chipped. The post came to his rescue. Truthfully it was a clever strike and it would be harsh to blame Ward. He came out well enough and made himself big. Really he caused Forestieri to miss the chance.

Other than that, he had no other meaningful shots to deal with. So onto his distribution.

His passing was largely short as Wagner wants his team to play out from the back. It was accurate and really without fault so nothing much to complain about there.

His command of the box was also good. He had one moment where he let a cross go over him but no danger ultimately came of it. He claimed crosses well and made an excellent sweeper keeper for a number of Sheff Weds' long balls forward, to which he was sharp and off his line to clear. This was his most impressive part of his performance.

One other slight blip was on one occasion when he came to close down a Wednesday attacker, he left himself a little stranded and almost allowed the opposition in for a chance.

Overall, he wasn't helped by Wednesday being capable of exploiting a sluggish centre back pairing for Town that on more than one occasion failed to deal with simple punts over the top. Ward had to be alert and concentrated for the whole game as Town had the vast majority of the ball and Wednesday had little territory near Ward's goal.

A disappointing result in the end but Ward was not to blame and he had a largely sound game. He continued to impress and he has said this week that he hopes to stake a claim in the Liverpool side going forward.

He's doing his chances little harm at Huddersfield, and hopefully he continues to avoid injury, maintain form and keep his place in the team. The experience he is gaining, in a side managed by a man who knows Klopp very well, will no doubt be invaluable for him.

Reid the Red

1.) 18 Oct 2016 19:34:34
Thanks Reid the Red. Watched the game as I have a soft spot for Huddersfield having worked there and attended a few games. Spot on with the review of the game. Nothing Danny Ward could of done with the penalty as it was well placed. Hoping they can have as good a season as we do, would be nice to se them in the premier, though financially they aren't as well set up as some of the competition.

2.) 19 Oct 2016 00:15:29
Thanks for the update Reid, hopefully he continues to impress and comes back to challenge for the No.1 spot next season.

3.) 19 Oct 2016 01:55:26
Thanks mate, sounds exciting that lad.

4.) 21 Oct 2016 00:56:35
Thanks mate for the very thorough update. One question - is he being used as a sweeper keeper (German style where the keeper positions himself further upfield) or as a traditional goalkeeper?

{Ed007's Note - Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate.}



22 Feb 2014 11:25:03
Hey Eds,

I have been reading quotes from Suso that says if he were to sign a new contract at LFC then he thinks it would be good for him to spend another year on loan at Almeria. Is this a possibility?


Reid the Red

{Ed001's Note - yes. Almeria would love to keep him.}

1.) Ed would it not be better him going to a prem team for prem experience? Swansea would be good for him

{Ed001's Note - that is saying Swansea are still in the Prem, and how they end up playing under Monk, whether they would want him etc etc. I can't see it would be a good move for Suso to go there myself.}

2.) I can see what your saying ed just think he would be better havinga year in the prem would help him massively and us to

3.) He's already got prem experience. What's important is that he plays - which he is At the moment.



03 Aug 2013 19:51:21
Hey Eds,

I know there has been numerous questions on this of late but there has been little confirmed from you Eds so I'm going to ask again to see if there's been any update - have we bid for Diego Costa?

Thanks in advance {Ed002's Note - I am aware of interest but have no confirmation of a bid being made.}

Reid the Red

1.) Mate dstar says yday me met release clause, 2days says we bid 15mil. An to think eds got slated for sayin what they thought over it




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Premier League Match Previews for 14 and 15 April 2019

14 Apr 2019 09:20:34
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Reid the Red

1.) 14 Apr 2019 13:26:46
Last time it was Man City vs Palace, Liverpool vs Chelsea on a Sunday with the title race on, City and Chelsea won 2-0.
Gerrard slipped.

2.) 14 Apr 2019 14:50:23
Its ok, Gerrards not playing today.

3.) 14 Apr 2019 15:13:10
In the absence of Gerrard, maybe Henderson?

4.) 14 Apr 2019 18:37:47
enough for trash talk about hendo.
he is the captain and it means everything.

5.) 14 Apr 2019 18:53:03
Surely, you understand sarcasm?

6.) 14 Apr 2019 19:47:42
Guess what realtofel hendo got man of the match BOOM.

7.) 14 Apr 2019 19:52:56
Thank Fowler nothing came of Robbos slip today. Think we’d of all feared the worst if they scored. Apparently sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. I quite like it myself.

8.) 15 Apr 2019 07:26:40
Apparently, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. but the highest form of intelligence.
Wonder why people are touchy these days.

9.) 15 Apr 2019 08:30:40
Lowest form of wit but apparently the highest form of intelligence, ahem Anyways, scootinio I think robbo did it on purpose just to show that a slip means nothing. Ba wouldn't have got his finish past Allison.

10.) 15 Apr 2019 13:23:48
Martin Tyler was waiting all game for that slip. Screamed into the microphone with excitement as if something was actually going to happen. Embarrassing stuff really with the whole build up talking about it. Can't wait for Tyler to have to introduce Henderson and Liverpool as champions, can already hear the pain in his voice.

11.) 15 Apr 2019 19:12:57
Robbo did slip today BUT we won 2-0 and Klopp gave it loads when the slip amounted to nothing.



Premier League Previews 13 April 2019

13 Apr 2019 12:53:12
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1.) 13 Apr 2019 21:19:21
Fulham turning up a bit late it seems. Must say I agree about the cairney part, I think they had a decent squad and ruined the fight and attitude by buying too many players. You take an actually half decent squad, who just got promoted and remove the core, two wingers, two centre mids a new goaly, it’s just too much! I believe if they stuck with the same squad and added 2/ 3 quality players, they would be better off.

Also most will probably leave now anyway, I know schurle is. would you want to play for a team that you helped promote, who then ditched you when in the prem, and now want you back?

2.) 13 Apr 2019 22:01:52
Glad you agree on Cairney, Firmane. I think it’s a huge mistake Fulham made, completely tearing apart the core of what was a good squad with so many acquisitions.

And that’s the problem they have left themselves with now they’re down. How many of those players will feel loyal to the cause after being moved down the pecking order when they were promoted? It’ll be interesting to see how they get along.

The likes of Norwich and Leeds who look like they’ll be getting promoted this season need to learn lessons from that. There’s no need to go on huge summer spending sprees. They should build around what they already have with a few extra top-flight quality additions.

Certainly can’t see Bielsa feeling too much of a need to go and splash the cash. He isn’t that sort of manager. Assuming Leeds get promoted that is, still a bit to go for them!

3.) 14 Apr 2019 03:42:00
Fulham f****d up in the transfer market. They were signing players left, right and centre without any plan. THey had 2 GKs and they went out and bought two more from La liga and Turkey. The smart thing to do would have been to sign Foster or Fabianski to stabilise their defense.
Not to mention the numerous luxury overrated players like Vietto and Schurrle that added nothing to the squad. They could have given Sessegnong more time on the pitch to develop, signed players like Ryan Fraser to boost their chances of staying in the league.
Absolute shambles. Their performance in the transfer market is even worse than Man uTd at the minute, and that's saying something.

{Ed001's Note - they were never getting Ryan Fraser.}

4.) 14 Apr 2019 06:39:07
Too many signings yes. but also the fact of playing with pressure was too much for them.

Easy to go out and play every week when nothing rides on the match.

5.) 14 Apr 2019 07:01:31
I meant someone like Fraser who can work his socks off and has that little bit of brilliance to make a difference from time to time. I am sure there are a lot of British players with better attitudes and consistency than Schurrle and Vietto who have disappointed throughout their careers wherever they have gone.
Fulham went for flashy players, not the ones with grit and consistency that is vital for a newly promoted side to stay up in the league.

{Ed001's Note - I don't think the issue was how many or who they bought, it was simply that the team was not good enough. There was nothing they could have done in the transfer windows to stay in the Prem under Jokanovic. He simply is not that good and the players were not that good. Then they made an even more major mistake by choosing to turn to a manager that was completely wrong for the players at the club. They are badly led at the top by a man who clearly does not know the game and it will always be a problem until he gets the right advice.}

6.) 14 Apr 2019 12:12:11
Too many signings. Shurrle IS a good player. Is it mitrovic? Another good player.

They must have had a decent team to get promoted. I think more of those players who won promotion should have been given a chance.

7.) 15 Apr 2019 18:55:12
Fulham approached the PL very badly, tried too hard to push progress quickly without getting the basics right first. The first objective a promoted team should look at is making sure you can stay in the league before the next step. You need players with fight and character as well as the talented matchwinners. You can't fill a team with 'luxury' players who've never played in England and expect them to battle to survive.

I love when teams trust the players that have helped the club progress. Wolves for example are looking to make that quick jump in status and spending big money but the likes of Conor coady, bennett, Doherty still play a huge part because they've proven their worth

I loved the Southampton team a few years back that climbed a few divisions under Adkins. So many players were trusted to show they were capable of premier league football 2 years after being a league one team. Many of those players have remained premier league regulars since and the club has drastically improved stature.

I also like how Bournemouth have gone about trying to establish themselves as top tier regulars.

Fulhams approach was laughably naive and i called it straight before the season that they would completely flop. You need players with hunger. Vietto, Seri, Babel, shurlle. None of these players ever saw their future at Fulham and know relegation won't damage their career, they'll just move on.



Leicester City v Newcastle United Preview 12 April 2019

12 Apr 2019 09:56:24
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1.) 12 Apr 2019 10:20:46
I know the brodge gets a bad press here, but he was a slip away from winning rhe league. He broke records woth celtic and have Leicester in fine form. I still believe the guy is a good coach/ manager. Maybe some of his transfers are a bit iffy but some are also great.

2.) 12 Apr 2019 11:41:24
Gomez was a good signing.

{Ed001's Note - Rodgers had nothing to do with Gomez's signing, that was Dalglish who sealed it. Gomez had been tracked for a while mate.}

3.) 12 Apr 2019 11:44:56
Ahh ok fair enough thanks mate.

{Ed001's Note - as for Leicester being in fine form, they have a top 6-level team, if the players can be arsed to play. However, as soon as Rodgers inflicts his style of play on them it will all go wrong. He is not a manager.}

4.) 12 Apr 2019 11:53:19
Rodgers dominated an incredibly poor Scottish league with zero competition and failed miserably in Europe when up against true opposition. He also bailed mid season after yet another European failure.

The 6 months of great football we had we’re following advice from Bielsa I beleive which nearly saw us win the league. The following year he went to his own tactics which saw him get the chop. Leicester is about his level at the moment.

5.) 12 Apr 2019 12:31:00
I don't like Rodgers as much as the next person but to suggest such stuff as above is farcical. He may have asked for advice from Biesla but so have many managers such as Pep etc, but that doesn't stop people claiming he's the greatest coach ever. I think people need to get off this band wagon now. The guy is obviously talented otherwise he wouldn't be managing in the Premier League. Yes he has his faults and yes he was a bit slimy but credit where credit is due, he nearly won us the league and it was not down to someone else's advice etc, it was down to the team we had and Rodgers managing said team.

6.) 12 Apr 2019 13:07:19
I do agree with Stuie that its time to stop the massive bashing of Rodgers. That's not to say I think he's a great coach - I don't - but he's not as crap as some people are making out.

In terms of his signings:

Coutinho was a success
Sturridge was a reasonable success, at least for a couple of years.
Milner on a free has been a massive success for us.
Bobby has been huge too, but how much was that transfer down to Rodgers? Conspiracy theories abound!

And finally, who can forget the Messiah?! ;-)

7.) 12 Apr 2019 13:22:46
Ed, I agree Leicester have a quality, quality side, but is it really top 6? To the extent that it’s better than some of the current top 6 teams?

{Ed001's Note - yes, definitely. If all the players give their all they are defo top 6 level. They have bought well and have a good balanced side with some real top class players such as Maddison and a goalscorer to lead the line as well. Added to that they have a strong bench as well. They should never have dropped out of the top 6 after winning the league but it went to the players' heads.}

8.) 12 Apr 2019 13:48:25
Well said stuie.

9.) 12 Apr 2019 13:50:49
You learn something new everyday. I had no idea Ed, that Dalglish sealed the Gomez deal.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, Dalglish was heavily involved in the academy at the time.}

10.) 12 Apr 2019 14:23:26
Very interesting mate, thanks for that, I'd of never known.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

11.) 12 Apr 2019 15:14:45
Totally disagree with Stuie. I believe Rodgers was the reason we didn't win the league rather than him the reason we got so close. He has an over inflated ego fed by the British media. I have no doubt he is a half decent coach but that's all. As for the rationale that you have to be talented to manage in the Prem league! Mark Hughes, Shearer, Terry Connor etc etc . We came so close because of Suarez on fire, Sterling breaking through and Sturridge having his best season ever. We lost it because Brodge was in charge.
Ed is spot on the contrast between Brodge and Klopp as managers.

12.) 12 Apr 2019 17:42:17
Sorry DK, but this is what I'm talking about. It's embarrassing and backs up Es002s point of LFC fans and slagging of players managers etc. The guy got us one win from a PL title I suppose you could say Klopp had Salah last season and only finished fourth, therefore he's crap. Rodgers has done pretty well at all his clubs including Swansea and celtic, but I suppose there's an excuse for that as well. LFC fans used to be known for their class and respect, it seems those days are long gone.



Premier League Previews 31 March 2019

31 Mar 2019 10:49:30
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1.) 31 Mar 2019 10:52:06
Hope you guys enjoy - I wrote the Cardiff v Chelsea preview last week, so before I knew Paterson would be out for the season before picking him as a key player. Disregard that haha.

2.) 31 Mar 2019 10:57:54
Thank you very much for the hard work Reid, much appreciated mate.

3.) 31 Mar 2019 11:10:02
Spot on RTR. Thanks for doing these mate.



Premier League Matches Previews 30 March 2019

30 Mar 2019 08:45:11
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22 Mar 2019 22:11:30
Superb Ed002, really appreciate the info! Hope you’ve having a grand old evening good sir.

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29 Oct 2018 10:30:31
So as soon as he's back in the goals more regularly he gets linked with a move by newspapers? Shock horror. I wouldn't worry about it mate.

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02 Oct 2018 17:26:15
Thank you very much for this information Ed, it is most appreciated.

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{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



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03 Jul 2018 18:29:01
Great to hear from you Macca! Thank you.

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19 Jan 2018 18:11:15
Does it?

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23 Apr 2019 15:23:42
40 apps between Sturridge/ Origi but only 11 starts.

I think we could afford to sell one and use Brewster instead, particularly if a Brandt-type player were to come in and bolster our attacking options.

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22 Apr 2019 20:16:22
Great review Ed, well summarised.

Are you really that worried over Salah/ Milner’s penalty spat, though? I understand Salah was clearly annoyed by it at the time and apparently he just left the pitch straight down the tunnel at full time but they’re grown men with bigger fish to fry. Surely they can get over it and it’s will be forgotten about, if it hasn’t already.

In a way it’s good to see Salah wanting to score and take responsibility. We won the match, we have 5 huge games left this season, I’m sure by the time the Huddersfield game comes around he’ll be raring to go again.

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{Ed001's Note - I don't know Salah does seem to be getting a bit big for his boots.}



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21 Apr 2019 11:43:28
I've just had a look in the Premier League era and this is the first time there's been more than two former Liverpool managers managing in the Premier League within the same season! That's as best I can look unfortunately.

Of course there has been two since last season with Hodgson and Benitez - before that there was last two in 2010-11, Houllier and Hodgson - Houllier was at Villa, Roy at WBA, but Benitez wasn't managing a PL side then and Dalglish was our manager, so couldn't class him as a former boss!

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21 Apr 2019 08:40:40
I will try look this up today for you 👌.

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18 Apr 2019 15:31:19
I’m with you on the finding previews hard Ed001! I hate doing Liverpool matches as I fear I’ll jinx us!

Reid the Red

{Ed001's Note - exactly mate. It is so hard trying to find something to say without risking a jinx!}