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05 Apr 2015 16:40:44
Just curious eds not necessarily on how lfc will be set up (you can't predict the future, I think. ) but have mentioned a re-structure and posters have commented about director of football or rodgers as head coach etc.

Just curious about first how for example Ajax manages itself (not that we'd copy them) and how their relationship between their DOF and manager works compared to example dortmund? Bit of a moot point as think BR is great at developing and coaching players but game tactics, handling media and transfers seems to be his weak point. But can't see him accepting a coaching role (which is sad as think it would improve him as a manager but at the same end is a demotion so fair play).

Basically I along with other posters mentioned de boer as a 'realistic replacement' potential replacement but thinking do have worries as to if he'd do better. Has done well in their league but manages a club which should win every season, but from what u remember hasn't done anything in Europe. Which makes me worry as that hints a bit about tactics and ability to compete against better teams. Where dortmund have got to a CL title and won against a team which should win the title every season.

Sorry if not a clear question and to post it on Easter Sunday, but appreciate all the work you put into the site and is very interesting as is the most reliable source for not just transfers but finding info on how clubs, managers etc work. All in all enjoy Easter and thanks in advance!


{Ed002's Note - I really don't know what you expect about comparing the ways Ajax and Dortmund operate. Both clubs have someone in that role (Overmars and Zorc) and both have responsibilities that go well beyond the first team (responsibilities for overseeing youth teams, reserve teams, scouting etc.). Zorc tends to regularly talk with the press, whereas Overmars doesn't. Overmars has to periodically deal with the rants of a slightly confused old man whereas Zorc doesn't. Both will have good relationships with their managers but do not interefere with the first team to any great extent - so not dissimilar. I am not so sure why there is such an obsession with a DOF by Liverpool fans. In many cases such roles are not even visible to the fans (at Chelsea or Manchester City for example).

I would not worry about de Boer failing as a Liverpool manager too much just yet.}

1.) 05 Apr 2015 21:56:51
Cheers for the response and sorry wasn't a well formed question! Basically kept reading on the site about DOF and you explaining it isn't that obvious, but from what I've read (Tbf online) Ajax have one and may be wrong.

Basic curiosity was just to do with how successful clubs tend to operate. Imagine is dependent on who's in control but for example rodgers seems to be good at improving players but in game tactics, transfers, media etc he seems to struggle. Remember hearing that one of Sir Alex Fergusons greatest stengths was getting in people to do what he couldn't.

So was curious about roles or structure of clubs like dortmund (who seem to do well dispute not being financial equal with their rivals) and Ajax simply as rumours/hype linking us with their manager or United under Sir Alex. Will inevitably vary Ferguson was a great manager but was he responsible for transfer, coaching, youth players, tactics, stc or did he have advisors to help and how does that compare with other clubs (barca, bayern, dortmund, Athletico, etc)?

Again apologies if vague/obscure but tried my best to re-word!

{Ed002's Note - Dortmund are in a pretty much similar position to Liverpool financially in terms of income. Managers deal with the first team pretty much exclusively and are responsible for tactics - there will be input from other coaches as required. The structure of clubs vary depending on size, that country's approach to coaching income etc.. Try asking Ed001 if you see him.}

2.) 05 Apr 2015 22:02:04
Also sorry last post may be vague or broad and answering is a bit difficult as the nature of the ill worded question probably is. Can you recommend any good sources or books on how successful (ideally recent clubs) operate?

{Ed002's Note - Paul Hughes of Durham University spoke to many EPL clubs when he was at Loughborough University . You should be able to dig out his paper. Ex Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier has studied all aspects of the game and has worked for Ploufragan and Clairefontaine on the tactical approach to coaching and on the business aspects of the game with organizations from different domains. You might find something out there from him.}



08 Dec 2014 15:26:44
is there any update on Balotelli's injury? physioroom has had it listed as no return date for some time now and would be nice if we had a striker on the bench as Borini apparently isn't an option


1.) I hope someone like Ojo is in the squad

2.) Balotelli has been racing his supercars around Formby with his mate, at least 90mph over the station hill !
No injury whatsoever, Rodgers just doesn't want him in the team !



02 Dec 2014 17:33:05
Hi Ed, sorry to ask about a random player but always thought he was quality and would do well in the BPL. But last i saw you said Juve had offered Giovinco to Liverpool but we had shown no interest and was likely to go to Gala. Is that still the case or is he of interest to any BPL clubs?

Tbh don't think we need him now but would like to see how he would get in in England. Thanks in advance!


{Ed002's Note - Giovinco has an agent who spent the summer before last talking up interest from three Serie A clubs and a club from England (not Liverpool). Last summer Juventus were trying to move him on but there were no buys. Out of contract in the summer, he could be sold in January with interest from Torino and Fiorentina.}



02 Dec 2014 17:14:07
"Suso is a Liverpool player, " agent Jaime Serra told Milan News. "His initial idea is to continue at Liverpool. Should there be a team interested, they must talk with Liverpool and find an agreement.

“We don't refuse the possibility and it would be a pleasure playing at Milan, but before that there needs to be an agreement with Liverpool because the player's first choice is to remain where he is.”

Suso's agent. can assume this is just the usual agent talk?


{Ed002's Note - It is nonsense as was any "pre contract" previously reported. The situation is simple, from January 1 Suso can talk to any club outside the EPL that is interested in him and can sign a pre-contract to facilitate a move when his contract runs out in June 2015. If a club wishes to buy him in January then they need to talk to Liverpool. It really isn't that complex.}




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19 Apr 2017 19:11:20
Debating with a friend about the merits of firmino as a striker vs a number 10, got me thinking. Who do reckon presses better, Saurez or Firmino?

Personally think Saurez ran more but firmino is more affective. For an attacking player his tackling is top notch!


1.) 19 Apr 2017 20:48:30
As good as Firmino is, there is nothing that he does better than Suarez.

2.) 19 Apr 2017 22:27:00
Spot on, Hijkle. Firmino is a machine BUT Suarez is on another level.

3.) 19 Apr 2017 23:12:26
Er, not biting opposing players?

4.) 19 Apr 2017 23:19:44
Lol wiwar, but with those gnashers I reckon he could better Suarez if he'd just apply himself.

5.) 19 Apr 2017 23:55:57
Got to agree with Rolandinho.

Firmino is a more intelligent player defensively. He knows when to press and when to drop off and he is composed and calculated in the tackle. I know stats can be misleading, but Firmino has won possession more times than any other forward in Europe. That says it all really. The whole point of pressing is to win the ball back so this is one statistic which is probably as relevant as they get.

Suarez was more like a relentless beast who just chased everything until he got it. He was also more rash though and prone to nastiness which saw him pick up a fair few bookings. Not that it wasn't effective by the way; defenders were terrified of him!

On the ball though, as good as Firmino is, nobody is better than Suarez in my opinion. Not even Messi or Ronaldo.

6.) 20 Apr 2017 01:18:24
Kind of off topic but I was dreaming a bit about how awesome we'd be if coutinho had suarez' strength and fighting sprirt and if firmino had sturridge's pace and finishing (from 2014 lol) . or maybe I just got reminiscing on a few years ago.!

7.) 20 Apr 2017 11:27:09
Suarez scores consistently.



26 Mar 2017 09:07:49
Hello eds, hope you are well and are enjoying a nice day with your mums and family.

Sorry if it is a random question but with the dog of Barcelona in for couts, is there anyone scouting mane? Personally I think he is the best RW in the premiership and genuinely has everything you want for that roll; pace, power, finishing, assists, dribbling, and a great work rate.


1.) 26 Mar 2017 09:20:01
No, there is no interest in him. }.

2.) 26 Mar 2017 09:42:48
Cheers ed!

3.) 26 Mar 2017 12:24:04
Strikes me that Couts in current form is not that great a buy for Barca, he doesn't seem to have recaptured the form he showed earlier in the season. Whether this is injury recovery, other players being out, missing Hendo, whatever but he's not got back to the top of his game yet. Certainly be good for us if he finds his best form for the last 9 games.

4.) 28 Mar 2017 10:57:25
ND, Ed02 has said that Barcelona want Couts and he has signaled to them that he would like to go there and this since last season so his dip in form will not deter them. Now whether they can afford him is something else because ED01 said that they have some money issues and need to sell to buy.



22 Mar 2017 19:21:08
It bad I'm more excited to see Brandt play than England? Obviously if he doesn't score a hat trick he is a waste of money and shows FSg lack ambition. unless he signs for Chelsea in that case he is the next messi and shows FSG refuse to invest the money and are just looking for a quick buck.


1.) 22 Mar 2017 19:54:45
I didn't know Ali and lallana play in those positions
For their clubs
But for England it's make do all over again

It's just idiotic.



12 Mar 2017 09:57:26
This is half based on fantasy half who we are linked with. Not sure if we need all of them but if we got them think we could have a very good squad. So.


Grujic (loan)
Ings (potentially or loan, genuinely feel for him as think he'd strive under Klopp but don't know if his body can take it)
Ojo (loan)

In terms of GK. personally think sell mignolet and ward, than buy begovic. but can't see that happening.

But would leave us with a very strong squad that can adapt to different teams and has room for injuries as well as provides chances to promote youth. Could go on for ages about what having these players would allow us to do strategically and the different ways we can set the team up or how who can replace who but simply. paredes offers something different we don't have in our midfield, pereira is just an upgrade at fullback, nastacic tbh not seen much but need better cb, Brandt offers genuine competition for mane, and Jimenez to me is a striker/ wf we don't have. From watching his highlight reminds me a bit of Diego Costa. is quick, but not rapid. Strong but not a powerhouse, but looks a clever player and have a feeling would be a hidden gem.


1.) 12 Mar 2017 10:36:58
GK = Butland.

2.) 12 Mar 2017 12:06:52
Brandt and Pereira are the only two top players from that list, if we want to challenge our rivals we need better than Raul Jimenez, who's scored 8 goals this season, 12 last and 5 the year before in a poor league.

Why not aim for Lacazette or Dries Mertens etc or shall we just accept that we are Liverpool and we don't aim for the best anymore.

3.) 12 Mar 2017 13:18:39
Im not too sure if i would want another young keeper Ron. A keeper with experience for me. Not ancient mind but one that has been around the block a few times.

4.) 12 Mar 2017 13:24:53
Butland would cost a lot and has only been doing it for one season, i'd rather begovic or handanovic, but id be very happy with butland all the same.

5.) 12 Mar 2017 13:44:03
I'd rather wait until the end of next season for Butland, he's not played any football this season, he may end up costing more but I'd rather we wait to be sure he can get back to the level he was showing before than end up with an injury prone goal keeper and have to buy another next summer anyway.

6.) 12 Mar 2017 14:53:37
He will be in the top 3 keepers in the world if he stays injury free.
I may be mistaken, but I thought we would have to wait i until the end of the season for all our signings, not just Butland.

7.) 12 Mar 2017 19:04:13
Just to add to your point ron he seems like a nice grounded lad as well.



06 Mar 2017 22:52:17
Sorry if irrelevant (ignore if so) but do we still hold an interest in jiminez? Looked through history and saw we were previously interested in him and couldn't find update. Seen highlights and have a weird feeling he'd suit us well

Cheers either way.


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea who you are talking about, sorry.}

1.) 07 Mar 2017 11:53:52
Think he means Raul Jimenez, Mexican striker Ed.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool had representatives at a Benfica game in December but it was to look at someone else.}

2.) 07 Mar 2017 11:43:59
Raul Jimenez from Benfica. assume as you don't know him there isn't interest in him.

3.) 07 Mar 2017 18:45:20
Aw nick you wee star.




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22 Apr 2017 11:11:10
Somewhat related, personally from what little I've seen of him to like him do like him as a player. But he has 25 goals in 27, but read 9 were from the penalty spot (which again I don't discount as is a talent to put pens away) but that means in open play has 15 in 27.

Mane has 13 in 27 from playing wide in the BPL which I think shows how good a signing Mane has turned out to be!




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24 Mar 2017 23:19:05
Always wondered if he pissed Rodgers off or something, ATM not the biggest mistake in football letting him go but the fact he never got a look in while at anfield is truly shocking. Especially considering who played for the first time during his tenure.




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10 Dec 2016 22:16:37
Cheers ed 002 appreciate all the work all of you put into the site and wish you all a happy holidays. Hope you drink enough to prepare you for the January window!


{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}



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10 Dec 2016 14:14:47
Is Sardar Azmoun still our main target striker wise? Don't imagine we will buy one in Jan but perhaps summer?


{Ed002's Note - Azmoun remains of interest to Liverpool.}



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26 Sep 2016 15:52:30
It isn't really about how much a player cost, but if he fits to how you play and does he improve the team. Carol and Mane cost near the same amount but you can see the difference on the pitch. Matip was free, karious relatively cheap, and same with both couts and sturridge.

Alternatively Bony cost city a fortune, Torres ŵas a record signing, and di maria was near world record signing. All good players but didn't fit how the teams play.





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25 Apr 2017 20:09:16
Fair assessment mate! Hope we nip you to fourth but if you get it only have ourselves to blame.

Would love to wish you best of luck but would be a lie, but do like the non biased assessment and the cross site banter. Also would love to know, think Ibra's proven his quality this season and breathed fresh air into the league with his charisma. But think his injury might be a blessing in disguise as although young think rashford could be ready to take starting role next season.




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23 Apr 2017 10:26:29
lol Ron auto correct made me look a right mug!




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23 Apr 2017 08:54:31
Great read ed! Remember seeing the stat about shots on target against goals conceded and thinking "Anyone who supports KFC knows why this is meaningless".

As we don't allow many efforts but tend to have a few lapses in concentration which results in giving away a very good goal scoring opportunity (think Klavan's last clanger) . id rather our team have 3 one-on-ones created a game than 30 efforts from distance or tight angles.


{Ed001's Note - cheers Roland. I remember a season where we scored a low number of goals but hit the woodwork more than any other team as well. There are so many little things that can skew stats that you have to be really careful. Like I said, it needs more data over a longer period, but that is not possible as the seasons do not have enough matches in them for that to be relevant. By the time you get enough matches to remove all the quirks, you have out of date info from past seasons.}



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17 Apr 2017 07:03:31
Let's hope we qualify first!




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11 Apr 2017 21:49:55
Sorry but including his agent fee wasn't Pogba?