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21 Mar 2018 08:05:21
Eds what is the situation with Grujic? Does Klop rate him for a place in the team for next year or are we looking to sell him?

{Ed001's Note - it is all dependent on his loan spell, though his dad wants him to move on.}


1.) 21 Mar 2018 08:23:47
Thanks Ed001.With so many midfield players plus the new signings in summer to be honest i don't blame him. He will not find a place.

{Ed001's Note - personally I am not convinced he is anywhere near good enough.}


2.) 21 Mar 2018 08:28:44
What have you made of his performances at Cardiff ed? At while we're at it, what have you made of Keita lately? Seems to have upped his game to his levels of last season.

{Ed001's Note - I have only seen Grujic twice at Cardiff and he did not impress me at all. Same as his Liverpool performances, lots of running around but no thought. Keita is a top class player, just needs to act right off the pitch, all very well turning up early for training etc, but no need to be a dick over money. That will not wash in Liverpool if he starts dumping tips on the floor or similar. He will soon find himself regretting it.}


3.) 21 Mar 2018 08:31:05
I think it's best for him to move on. For his career and for us, I don't think he'll ever quite make it, Markovich springs to mind when I think of Grujic. I think we're improving dramatically, we're going for top players and I'm afraid Grujic just isn't that.


4.) 21 Mar 2018 09:49:17
contrary to posts, i believe if coached and played right Grujic can be a much better player than Matic. But he would need a lot of consistent chances to become a player like matic. which of course would not be happening at LFC. Makes me wonder why do we even buy young players at all. If i remember correct Grujic wasnt a free transfer.


5.) 21 Mar 2018 09:52:14
Nothing to indicate he’s good enough but it’s early days, if Cardiff get promoted and he spends a whole season there in the PL learning you never know.


6.) 21 Mar 2018 09:57:03
Ffs Ed Keitas not a dick is he.

{Ed001's Note - he has been one this season, taunting team-mates about money, in a restaurant threw his tip on the floor after mouthing about how much he is earning and stupid little things like that. Hopefully he will get that out of his system, it is a meteoric rise he has had and it is easy to let it go to your head.}


7.) 21 Mar 2018 10:09:53
Good God ed those are the worst kind. i am certainly now not looking forward to that. Hope he gets a reality check.

{Ed001's Note - he is just a kid who is in need of taking down a peg or two. A bit of community work, learning about those less fortunate etc, will soon teach him some humility and empathy. I just fear LFC, with its total focus on money over respect for others (see sponsorship deals in recent years), is not the place to teach him humility and respect.}


8.) 21 Mar 2018 10:30:32
I was about to say that but feared since the posters. It is really not a match keita's attitude and us.
Still i think we have down to earth players in Hendo, mo and others who he might learn a thing or two from.

{Ed001's Note - certainly Salah shows genuine humility and a lot of other players around the world could learn from him and his acts of generosity.}


9.) 21 Mar 2018 10:37:31
coming from Guinea i'd thought he would know better. But success really hits few very hard.
though i hope Klopp won't have any of his shenanigans and he will be shown the bench if his attitude persists.


10.) 21 Mar 2018 10:41:07
How's Mane's attitude Ed? From what I've read he's close to Naby off the pitch, hopefully he can be a positive influence on Naby when he comes.

{Ed001's Note - he has been fine since joining. I am hoping it was just a bit of childishness from Keita that he will quickly grow out of. We all do stupid things, that's how we learn. Just have to hope he learns.}


11.) 21 Mar 2018 10:59:34
To sign for a club like us, in the premier league and at his age, he's going to be overly chuft which has obviously made him look daft because he's bloated about it a bit too much lol which in a way I understand, he's young an excited, he just should've kept his mouth shut and got on with it but I believe once he joins us he'll get his head down and mould into our team comfortably. The more senior players, Salah, Mane, Firmino, Hendo etc will straighten him out I think just from their presence alone.


12.) 21 Mar 2018 11:00:46
I remember mane had a breakdown at soto when he was to join us. Attitude really went the drain. I just Hope both players help each other in becoming better and world class footballers and not create whining side corner in the dressing room talking things other than football.


13.) 21 Mar 2018 12:03:49
If Grujic can prove himself there is a place for him in the squad next season, we need a back up to Hendo and, with Can leaving, there's no suitable alternative at the club. However I think that Klopp doesn't trust him and will bring in someone else for that rule with Grujic going on another loan or being sold.


14.) 21 Mar 2018 12:03:49
If Grujic can prove himself there is a place for him in the squad next season, we need a back up to Hendo and, with Can leaving, there's no suitable alternative at the club. However I think that Klopp doesn't trust him and will bring in someone else for that rule with Grujic going on another loan or being sold.


15.) 21 Mar 2018 11:32:21
Keita regards Mane as a big brother figure so perhaps it will be Mane who gets to impact on Keita when he’s here.


16.) 21 Mar 2018 12:14:31
Keita will be fine it is different from any young lad who suddenly comes into money and has not really had to earn it like the working class do
Lee Bowyer John Terry Nile Ranger are all example of idiots who money could not humble but with Hendo there and Salah and Mane and Robertson setting the right examples he should be fine imo.


17.) 21 Mar 2018 13:41:48
Watched Naby play Bayern last weekend he run the midfield covered a lot of ground got into Bayern box on several occasions and scored and set up Werner for his goal them two work well together . The two center half’s were out standing they nullified the Bayern attack they need scouting for future reference . I would of rather had Bayern than city in champs league they are not that great.


18.) 21 Mar 2018 14:07:32
Henderson, Wijnaldum and Keita can all play a holding midfield role.


19.) 21 Mar 2018 14:17:36
I think one of Grujic's biggest weakness, which can often make or break a quality footballer, is his inability to improve the mental side of his game.

I have watched Cardiff, as often as I can, and I still see the same problems that made me concerned with signing him. Grujic's concerntration throughout a match is suspect, his positioning often questionable, he makes silly challenges early in matches which leaves him on a yellow card within the first five minutes. He is rash and aggressive, not so much with intent, but accidental. He will often judge a defensive tackle, often a sliding tackle, inccorectly and take the man out completely. He does this so often.

The boy does have ability, although his passing, I think, will always lower his ceiling of development. His passing is often times horrendous and I am not talking about his inaccuracy with long balls, I am talking about his inability to play a simple pass when no defenders are closing either him or the receiver down. It is very troubling, he turns over possession so frequently. If he is to play for Liverpool then that needs to stop because, with our offensive strategy, turn over possession in the areas Grujic occupies would see us concede a number of goals.

For me, Grujic is not ready to perform in the Premier League just yet. Maybe near the mid to bottom sides of the Premier League, but definitely not the top. In my opinion, the club needs to make a big decision in regards to Grujic, either sell him and let him develop him, or loan him out and make a firm decision next year.


20.) 21 Mar 2018 19:25:17
Sadly, I think Grujic missed the boat by insisting on loan back to finish the season with the old club after he signed in january, Klopp gave bunch of kids a run of games that spring as he was all in on the europa league. He's been very stingy giving chances to kids since then preferring a more finished players. With top 6 being so far ahead of everyone else and bunched up on top of that, early cup exits, there will be only so few chances afforded to the youngsters.


21.) 22 Mar 2018 20:06:54
Ketia will get jumped on by 20 angry Scousers in a restaurant if he threw a tip on the floor.


 

 

21 Feb 2018 07:24:34
Eds are we looking to bring in a right back fort the summer? And if so what is the situation with Clyne? And finally is Gomez likely to play finally as a cb?

{Ed001's Note - yes.
He is unwanted by the club.
In time yes.}


1.) 21 Feb 2018 07:50:34
Thanks Ed001 for the swift reply. So we are not likely to see Clyne again for the rest of the season.

{Ed001's Note - hard to say, he might get put in the shop window, so to speak, to ensure we can sell him in the summer.}


2.) 21 Feb 2018 09:08:20
I'd usually say I don't want to see the lad play again for us because he's nowhere near good enough but if it means we can get rid in the summer, by all means play him in the odd game lol him and Flanno should be the first ones out come the summer.


3.) 21 Feb 2018 11:41:48
Clyne is a decent full back. Can't see how people think he is nowhere near good enough. not exactly a position there are 100s of world class players in.


4.) 21 Feb 2018 12:14:37
Best of luck to the lad. Never rated him as a player. Hopefully there are a few takers. Has there been any interest shown at all or might this drag on?


5.) 21 Feb 2018 12:34:38
I was made up when we signed Clyne, but feel he got more protection when he was at Southampton. His weakness for us in my opinion, is not getting back once he's bombed on, but by no means is he a terrible player like some are saying.

I think people should be interested in finding out who the RB targets are before they all celebrate him being sold.


6.) 21 Feb 2018 13:29:08
I think he's decent defensively but he can't do anything else.


7.) 21 Feb 2018 13:29:35
Afternoon Ed001, do you have any insight as to why Clyne has fallen so far down the pecking order?

Is it simply that he isn't that good or is there more going on behind the scenes that means Klopp doesn't fancy him?

Cheers in advance.

{Ed001's Note - both.}


8.) 21 Feb 2018 13:48:37
Kloppshop, think you answered your question yourself mate. Clyne is a decent player, but I think at LFC we should be looking at players of a higher caliber. I personally see him as mid table player, gets caught ball watching too often, not to mention that he can't attack at all.


9.) 21 Feb 2018 14:03:32
Are we still interested in Ricardo Peireira from Porto Ed? Thought he would be a decent option when I saw him for Nice last season but he really didn't impress me when we played Porto.

{Ed001's Note - I believe the interest has gone.}


10.) 21 Feb 2018 15:02:00
I agree with selling Clyne but I wouldn't be actively looking for a new right back. If we sign a top class right back it will no doubt cost £40m and will mean TAA and Gomez will hardly play.

TAA is not ready to play in midfield (it will kill his development sending him back to u23's) and Gomez needs another season before he can play centre back every week. There are many other positions that need attention, mainly the midfield and keeper. Right back would be the last position I would be investing in.


 

 

19 Jan 2018 07:47:05
Eds any chance of Origi returning for the final part of the season or is not up to Liverpool? Also does Klopp rate him or are we looking to get rid of him?

{Ed001's Note - unlikely.}


1.) 19 Jan 2018 10:03:38
He's not good enough!


2.) 19 Jan 2018 12:26:16
He's more than good enough Jay. This is the player who scored vital goals in both legs of our Europa League ties with Borussia Dortmund in Klopp's first season with us. He has great potential, has pace, can hold the ball up, get on the end of crosses, play anywhere across the front line and scores some excellent goals.

For me, should Sturridge leave I'd be more than happy for Origi to come back. I like him. I'd actually be disappointed to see him permanently leave Liverpool.

{Ed002's Note - I eould not hold your breath about Origo "coming back".}


3.) 19 Jan 2018 12:50:36
Reid, you’re battling the usual comments. Origi, bobby, Hendo, Lallana, Salah, mane, can, Gini, Moreno, Robertson, TAA, Gomez, Karius, Coutinho, the ox, Virgil, Klavan, matip, Lovren, . it’s amazing what we’ve done in the last 2 seasons with an entire squad of ‘not good enough’. They also said the same about Suso and now want him back. Fickle.


4.) 19 Jan 2018 13:21:51
Oh I'm certainly not holding my breath Ed, I know it won't be happening and he's almost certainly played his last game in a Liverpool shirt.

And Swishcleaner, I was merely sticking up for another of our players. I accept it's a losing battle but I will defend our players from unnecessary criticism such as that when I can. I wish fans could get behind our players for a bit before they get judged for making one or two slight errors or below par games.


5.) 19 Jan 2018 14:56:01
Thought he wants to stay at Wolfsburg and sign on permanently, so not convinced he'll be back.


6.) 19 Jan 2018 15:28:17
Very poor player he has the first touch of a giraffe.


7.) 19 Jan 2018 17:02:21
Exactl swishcleaner, Origi in my opinion didn’t have loads of chances but for a young player at a top club he put in some great performances, average performances and poor performances but what else would you expect from a young player. We should bring him back and give him another season at least! YNWA.


8.) 19 Jan 2018 18:34:22
I'm not fickle swish it's just my opinion!
I don't rate him! I don't want Suso back either mate!


9.) 19 Jan 2018 19:30:43
Doubt he will come back. I just hope that if we let him go we put some kind of first option clause in. He may be our Kevin de bruyne and come back in a few years and haunt us.


10.) 20 Jan 2018 01:26:18
lol, fair enough Jay dub. I don't want suso back either, he's moved on and so have we. I don't know if Origi is good enough either, but i've seen enough to know that he might be and i'd like for him to come back and show that.


11.) 20 Jan 2018 08:13:03
I get what your saying swish but I don't think we need a player that "might be" good enough the team we have and are building now needs players that will come straight in to the team or even push the other 11 to play better cause their place is under threat! Origi doesn't threaten any of our front 3 in my opinion! Sorry for the rant 😂.


12.) 20 Jan 2018 10:16:45
All good jay, I wouldn’t suggest we go out and buy an origi but he’s already ours so. I think he done more than sturridge, Ings and Solanke have in the last 2 years ( obviously he’s very young) but I’d rather he had a chance ahead of those 3. Seems to be improving where he is as well which is why they want to buy him. I don’t see anyone rushing to take
Sturridge and Ings off our hands.


13.) 20 Jan 2018 11:02:29
I think Sturridge is finished love him but it's crocked now and on big wages! Ings hasn't had a run yet!
I get what your sayin tho about origi being ours and I do like him and he is only young but I'd rather see him develop and get game time then linger in our team and waste away and hopefully one day he does come back and makes me eat my words 😂.


14.) 20 Jan 2018 14:34:15
All I can say is that I blame Ed002 for Origi's misfortune at Liverpool! Ed002 cast a spell on him and said he'd never be world class! Now look!
Can you even defend that, Ed?


15.) 22 Jan 2018 06:44:22
Origi is another I'd say is very good potentially but you'd ask the question is he title winning good and would he be willing to spend most of the season on the bench as a squad player? Personally i'd have thought answer is no to both but more so the second.


 

 

17 Jan 2018 09:16:24
Eds do we have an interested in Donnaruma and considering the financial mess Milan are into would a January bid from LFC be considered or they are not open to a January sale?

{Ed001's Note - he is a bit of a problem child and has been messing Milan about, they are not happy with him or that they were forced to sign his brother on a largish wage to keep him. Also the fans have turned on him because he is trying to get out of Milan. So they would be open to a sale but the options are limited as he expects to go to Real Madrid, as he thinks no one else is big enough for him. Have to wait and see if he is right but personally, good as he is, I think Alisson is better and I would move heaven and earth to get him.}


1.) 17 Jan 2018 09:37:04
Sounds like a bit of a big head to me and at his age, he sounds like trouble, I'd rather we kept away from such players personally.

{Ed001's Note - he has seemed to let things go to his head recently. Sadly.}


2.) 17 Jan 2018 09:55:32
Where possible i'd be keen for us to stay away from players managed by Raiola. there always seems to be huge additional costs associated with any deal he negotiates.


3.) 17 Jan 2018 10:09:42
Unfortunately it seems to be happening all too often with these youngsters, they have too much power some of them and think they can do what they want, they think they're bigger then clubs and I don't like that.

Aside from this I'd also like to see Alisson signed for us, I think he'd be the perfect fit for Liverpool. I don't know if there's any truth to it but I read Roma have put a £44m price tag on him, money is irrelevant to me. I don't understand the finances in football and not really interested in learning about it but should that be true I think we should go all out to sign him.

My only concern with singing him in this window would be Karius, he deserves his chance and if we brought in Allison this month he'd be back down the pecking order and probably sold in the summer which would in a way be a shame because I think he can be quite good for us but at the same time, Karius or Alisson? it's a no brainer.


4.) 17 Jan 2018 10:27:27
Spot on ed, from the outside looking in i feel klopp likes squad harmony. Allison looks a real decent keeper and i wanna keep bobby happy at liverpool so let's get the Brazilian, poor lads been left with moreno.


5.) 17 Jan 2018 10:33:08
Ed can i ask why Alisson and not Oblak?

{Ed001's Note - because Oblak has never had to do the kind of job our keepers need to do, whereas Alisson has shown he is suited to it.}


6.) 17 Jan 2018 10:56:33
Alisson or Oblak for me, but Alisson does have a very commanding presence and is a brilliant shot stopper.


7.) 17 Jan 2018 11:04:16
Thanks Ed for the answer! Hope we get him!

{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't hold my breath, there are a lot of clubs that would love to get him.}


8.) 17 Jan 2018 11:08:29
oblak plays behind a team that sets up defensively with good strong natural defenders so as good as he looks he's not as much to do as others.


9.) 17 Jan 2018 11:09:16
Is the Allison rumor media gossip or have we actually taken a look at the lad?

{Ed001's Note - we have looked at him.}


10.) 17 Jan 2018 11:15:07
You know what Ed, if we used some of the recent addition to our funds to sort this out, it would probably have a greater impact on the team than simply buying a like for like replacement for Coutinho since scoring doesn't seem like a problem with Mane, Salah and Firmino.

{Ed001's Note - agreed keeper should be the number one priority now.}


11.) 17 Jan 2018 12:16:49
You only need to see how many games De Gea saves for United to see how many points we would pick up with a genuine top class keeper between the sticks.


12.) 17 Jan 2018 12:52:09
Why would Alisson come to us now? In the summer sure but right now, what's the incentive to move? I'm sure he wants the brazil no.1 shirt and where he is now he has a settled defense who he knows, the chance to play in the champions league with a very good chance of reaching the quarter finals at least (they play Donetsk) and most of the biggest domestic games still to play.

If he moves to LFC now he won't get any more CL football (which also means we keep playing a rusty keeper in the CL), he'll be with a defense he doesn't know and who are still far from settled with no practise games to ease into andmost of our big domestic games already done, with 2 of the remaining 3 being away games.

He knows the risk of this being a 'now or never' opportunity is low and we will be back in the summer if he wants it. So unless he's a secret diehard liverpool fan who would give his left nut to pull on the shirt tomorrow, and even if we assume Ed002 is wrong and we are actively looking to sign a keeper this window, and that somehow we can convince Roma to part with him mid season despite really not needing to, what exactly would Alisson gain by moving now?


13.) 17 Jan 2018 13:30:30
If we buy Allison it will not be to come to us now but to come to us in summer.


14.) 17 Jan 2018 13:52:21
Cheers for the reply ed, fingers crossed the club make the right move. In truth I didn’t know much about him until the speculation. As of now, I’m happy Karius is getting the opportunity to impress but the potential aquasition of a potential star does get the heart pumping.


15.) 17 Jan 2018 14:00:27
Hjikle the answer is simple, a pay rise. Do not underestimate the power of money, even to these footballers who have more than they need, more money is what they want.


16.) 17 Jan 2018 14:00:58
Thanks Ed001 for the answer. If there is a chance of signing him i would get him for 50-60 mil and sell him to Real Madrid for 150+ after a couple of years 😁.

{Ed001's Note - welcome, but would it not be better to just buy Alisson for the long term?}


17.) 17 Jan 2018 14:14:46
The keeper shouldve been number 1 priority some time ago. Desperately needs sorting out imo.


18.) 17 Jan 2018 14:26:30
Beef - perhaps true at other times but considering a good world cup with Brazil would probably get him a high wage in negotiations anyway, is it really worth risking it for him? Probably not, there is still a limit on what we could afford to offer. And it's not like he's at Sampandoria or something and will be tripling or quadrupling his wage, he's at a CL club already he's on top tier money.


19.) 17 Jan 2018 15:38:40
Definately Ed001 we should buy players commited to the team and not seeing us as a stepping stone if we want to win silverware. I hope if we finally get Alisson to be the commited kind but unfortunately our recent South American stars left a bitter taste. Maybe that's why Klopp prefers Africans.


20.) 17 Jan 2018 20:12:49
Is Alisson not PSG bound? I know it looked like Donnarumma was PSG’s first choice but I thought they had moved on? If they are genuinely interested then I don’t think we have any chance to compete unfortunately. I would take Trapp off PSG though.


21.) 17 Jan 2018 22:38:59
How is Alissons english? Need someone vocal back there.


 

 

09 Jan 2018 17:58:31
Eds do we still hold an interest in Max Meyer as a Coutinho replacement?

{Ed002's Note - Right now Liverpool are able to seek discussions with him and haven't. Spurs remain keen and Schalke will make him a good offer.}


1.) 09 Jan 2018 18:50:39
Thanks Ed002.I remember Klopp being very keen on him and Brandt last year but it seems we moved on but I certainly wouldn't mind seeing him in red. At just 22 he will be able to develop nicely and i believe he wouldn't cost us the world.


2.) 09 Jan 2018 22:46:42
What not just offer him a contract, play him for abit. if he's good great. if he's not sell him for 40 million to someone else. isn't that how football works thesedays? win win.


 

 

 

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27 Mar 2018 11:36:13
Eds do you know which, if there are any, of our youngsters (already in the team and loanees) are expected to get a chance in the first team next year?

{Ed002's Note - The club will look to make commitments to Brewster in order to stop his attention from straying and you might see more of Solanke.}


1.) 27 Mar 2018 14:46:13
I am assuming the 3 wingers of Wilson, Ojo and Kent will have pre season to prove themselves to be considered as useful squad players.

I remember one of the ed’s mentioning that adam Lewis is seen as being one of the closer youth players to making the next step to first team.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw masterson being considered as moving into the first team squad.

Brewster has already been told he will be in the first team squad, before his injury he was pushing to be involved in the first team this season, VERY highly thought of. And as ed’d Mention the club is worried that he may look at Sancho’s move to Dortmund and follow suit.


2.) 27 Mar 2018 15:45:00
In terms of youngsters. where has Woodburn dissappeared to? He's obviously got a lot of players ahead of him for the 1st team but not seen him in a squad even. had looked like klopp was trying to get him into that coutinho role of attacking left mid.
Klopp just leaving him to develop more at his own level because he's still far off the players he'd compete with.


3.) 27 Mar 2018 17:57:08
apologies yes Woodburn is obviously someone we rate highly.

I think the real issue for him is that he was thrown in so so young that people are assuming he would step in regularly. he is only 18!

he just needs to keep working hard in and around the squad and he will get his chances.


 

 

21 Mar 2018 16:07:21
Eds with the arrival of Keita and a creative midfielder in the form of Lemar, Draxler etc where does that leave Ox? Does Klop see him as a midfielder or is he going to move him to the wings as a backup to Salah and Mane to get game time?

{Ed001's Note - you've lost me, why does that make any difference when we are also losing players?}


1.) 21 Mar 2018 16:57:42
Out / In
Coutinho / Lemar
Can / Keita
Lallana / Ceballos.


2.) 21 Mar 2018 16:58:22
Just examples I should add! Not saying that will happen.


3.) 21 Mar 2018 17:29:01
Gonna be interesting to see what happens with Lallana, Ings, Grujic and Mignolet in the summer. Lallana I hope will stay. He needs football and is always a good option in attacking midfield when you need to retain the ball.


4.) 21 Mar 2018 17:44:10
AOC becomes a utility player.


5.) 22 Mar 2018 01:11:21
we always do this. we pigeon hole players and then layer expectations on them. we have players who do excel at one positoin but are also flexible enough to play elsewhere. over the course of a season everyone is going to get game time unless they are not performing. Ox will get game time and if he is performing well enough, then there is no reason why he wouldn't start ahead of anyother player we might consider as "better"


6.) 22 Mar 2018 06:48:20
Mk, Ed002 has told us to forget Lemar for now mate, I no you were just giving examples. I would much prefer Draxler.


 

 

05 Feb 2018 09:05:00
Eds do we hold any interest for Kostas Manolas regarding summer?

{Ed002's Note - No.}


 

 

07 Jan 2018 10:22:33
Goodmorning Eds and Reds. Can any of the eds give us a brief summary of who Klop is really intetested in now tha Couts is really gone? Martins and Mahrez are wingers and not replacements of Couts. Do we still hold an interest in Draxler and Max Meyer? Thank you for your time.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware that anything has changed.}


 

 

02 Sep 2017 14:44:53
Any truth Eds in the 200 million euros that Barcelona claims we have aked for Coutinho or is just excuses to cover their inability in the transfer market?

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know but what I do know and have explained is that Liverpool were meeting with Barcelona and there was some negotiation and Liverpool lied about it rather than say nothing. Which again makes them look stupid.}


1.) 02 Sep 2017 15:08:39
It is simple business logic, if you do not want to sell something, price it so high that the other party is not able to meet it. I am not sure how does that make liverpool look stupid.

{Ed002's Note - By putting a price on a player you are making him for sale whilst lying to the fans and saying he is not. It is far from "simple business logic".}


2.) 02 Sep 2017 16:36:45
I obviously don't know the details but if Liverpool put a price on Coutinho pre-Neymar then they were entirely in their rights to change that price after. It's clear Barcelona were put in a tough spot as the prices they were quoted on any replacements skyrocketed once everyone saw the 200m, just as Liverpool would have been stuck if Coutinho had been sold without a replacement lined up.

I mean 35m for Salah then suddenly we were quoted 80m+ for Lemar? Clearly 6 months ago no-one would have dreamt that was sensible.

Sometimes it's better just to say sorry but the market has changed and we're not getting stuck without our best player without a sensibly priced replacement.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, but to turn up to negotiate and up the price each time whilst lying to the fans is unprofessional. Clearly you don't think it is.}


3.) 02 Sep 2017 17:38:19
Ed 02 where you at these meetings or are you just taking the words of Barca's pr machine or then again someone high up in the club is leaking info meeting can take place without"lying", which is a strong word, but keeping your cards close to your chest.

{Ed002's Note - No, I told you each time they happened - but everyone seems to care only what they are tyold on Twitter. The club lied, like it lied to a formal investigation and like it tried to persuade the parents of a child lie.}


4.) 02 Sep 2017 18:12:49
It is unprofessional, Ed and that was not just stupid BUT highly unnecessary. If we weren't selling, we did not need to do all that really. As for the prices, that seems to be the way it is, SG. Had we sold Cou and we wnated say Lanzini, if Lanzini was a 35m pound player, he would have been a 60m player had we gone in for him, Why? Every man and his dog would know that we are flush with cash and would want as much of it as possible. It's crap but that's life in football right now.


5.) 02 Sep 2017 18:33:32
Whoah thems strong words have we wronged you and what's the kids case got to do with Barcelona you seem very bitter towards club and fans.


6.) 02 Sep 2017 19:05:28
I don't think a club is truly obligated to reveal the finer workings and details of ongoing negotiations or plans, for players. But if you are going to release statements to the media or make public declarations, then how is it too much for it to be the truth? Otherwise, just stay mum about it. The truth eventually always comes out anyway. My reading is that Lfc were playing a stalling game to see how Coutinho would react, which player was available for replacement (whether Keita, Lemar or another) and to see how desperate and how far Barcelona would go. Only this explains all that went on in the Coutinho/ Barca scenario.


 

 

 

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21 Mar 2018 08:23:47
Thanks Ed001.With so many midfield players plus the new signings in summer to be honest i don't blame him. He will not find a place.

{Ed001's Note - personally I am not convinced he is anywhere near good enough.}


 

 

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21 Feb 2018 07:54:47
Who would be your preference Ed001 for defencive midfielder? I remember the Southampton Wanyama who was really dominant. Has he declined that much?

{Ed001's Note - he was crap there too, I don't know what you are remembering at all. He uses pace and power to make up for his own mistakes but it does not always work. He is just an average player who has risen too high for his limited talents. Southampton and Spurs have an extra body alongside him to provide cover for those lapses in concentration he has numerous times a game, so they can get away with him being asleep, we don't.

I do wonder why I bother answering questions like this as I have said already on a number of threads who my preferences are. Is there much point me constantly repeating them only to get asked the same question the following day?}


 

 

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21 Feb 2018 07:50:34
Thanks Ed001 for the swift reply. So we are not likely to see Clyne again for the rest of the season.

{Ed001's Note - hard to say, he might get put in the shop window, so to speak, to ensure we can sell him in the summer.}


 

 

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21 Feb 2018 07:28:44
I would be extremely happy if we could bring him in. He will do a great job covering the back 4.None of the players we have right now is a defencive midfielder and from what i 've heard and read mostly neither is Keita (I 've seen very little of him to form an oppinion) . In any case it is a position that needs strengthening in the summer.

{Ed001's Note - but he is awful at the role, he is constantly caught out of position and it terrible on the ball. He is just a big, powerful lump with none of the mental attributes required to be a top level player. You need more than pace and power to be good at the role of defensive midfielder, positioning is the most important part of the job and he has not got a clue about it.}


 

 

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19 Feb 2018 07:16:03
Fekir is a logical choice but Werner why would he move to us? There is plenty of interest from other big clubs around Europe where he will be a starter. I would love to see him play for us in a system where he is up front with Mane, Firmino and Salah behind him or both Werner and Firmino up front and Mane with Salah on the wings but i don't think Klopp will change the system. Now about Lemar i have the feeling we might not chase him because Klopp is looking to play Ox there and we will bring in a defensive midfielder along with Keita.


 

 

 

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