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04 Oct 2017 20:22:17
Media rumours about that we have interest in the 20 year old Turkish midfielder, Yusuf Yazici?


1.) 04 Oct 2017 23:02:33
never heard of him but after a quick google search, apparently utd and atletico madrid want him as well - any good?

2.) 04 Oct 2017 23:28:53
Another attacking midfielder, just what we need.



20 Dec 2016 15:08:27
Hi Eds. Great win yesterday. (I searched for Maia. ) Press is linking us with a Brazilian named Thiago Maia. Anything in it? Or would he be priced out of a move anyways?


{Ed002's Note - Santos' Thiago Maia is of interest to PSG, Monaco, Zenit and Napoli in addition to Chelsea, Fiorentina and Manchester United who all have sustained interest and spoke with his previous agent. He is one of three players at the Olympics that Chelsea were interested in and a bid is still expected after seemingly successful discussions were held with his new representative - but Chelsea will not look to pay the outrageous asking price. PSG has spoken to Santos and after being rebuffed may return with an offer and Napoli have made it clear that they too are interested in making an offer, but the interest of Juventus, Monaco and Arsenal has waned - as the interest of Manchester United may have done. It is unlikely that any move will happen before the summer or potentially January 2018 unless an over the odds offer is made. Liverpool had a scout present at a Santos game in November (as did Zenit, Benfica and Kashima Antlers according to Santos) and that may be the cause of the report regarding Liverpool interest - but I really don't know why they had someone at the game. If they are looking to Maia it would be a significant spend on a teenager who plays as a defensive midfield player so it may take a change in shape of the side to fit him in - given Lucas can't get a game.}

1.) 20 Dec 2016 22:12:11
Could a creative DM signing move Henderson alongside Lallana?

{Ed002's Note - Sure, Klopp could change the way the team is organised in order to accommodate a teenager.}

2.) 21 Dec 2016 09:10:57
Curious Eds, do you rate him? Who does he remind you of as a player? Were there any other players worth scouting at that game?

Thanks and Happy Holidays Eds!

{Ed002's Note - I don't "rate" players but he is a player that plenty of clubs have shown an interest in. Scouts go to games all of the time - that is there job.}



26 Aug 2016 17:20:32
Ed002 I see that the appreciation society has gone a bit dull lately. You not been feeling the love here recently?


{Ed002's Note - I didn't know that and of course I don't know who runs it, but I appoint you my head of boosting. Sign up for the Ed002 Appreciation Society at: }

1.) 26 Aug 2016 18:04:42
Lol I dub thee head of boosting. I just google to see who you've wrecked recently and I haven't seen one in a while. Unfortunately I am not too fond of facebook. But know you're still #1 in my book Ed. Or #2.uhhhhh.

2.) 27 Aug 2016 02:56:52
Been using this site for a few years, tho never posted/ registered before.

just wanted to thanks to all of the eds, and several posters who i always enjoy reading.

been here since dodgy sightings at lennon airport and no daft questions to the eds.

and ed2 who always makes me smile. thx for all the info you provide.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome, and thanks for the kind words. As far as I know, nobody knows if he will be on the 1230 or 1300 arrival at John Lennon International today but there are bound to be a lot of fans at the airport hoping for a glimpse of him.}



14 Aug 2016 23:02:58
Hey Eds, we haven't heard anything about sakho. Haven't seen him in any training photos lately either. Is he on the way out? Honestly had kinda forgotten about him.


{Ed002's Note - He will be sold if a buyer can be found.}

1.) 14 Aug 2016 23:28:37
Dang that's crazy. Difficult situation this.

Thanks Ed.

2.) 14 Aug 2016 23:17:35
He will be back training with the first team this week!

3.) 15 Aug 2016 02:09:57
Is this because of the drug test Ed? He was great last year prior to that debacle.

{Ed001's Note - no.}

4.) 15 Aug 2016 07:32:21
Its to do with him being sent home from the pre season tour in Erica I guess.
Showing complete disrespect by being late for the flight, then a training session and then a club meal.
Klopp showing everyone who is boss by bringing the hammer down hard.

5.) 15 Aug 2016 08:15:33
A preseason tour in Erica? Must have missed that 😳.

6.) 15 Aug 2016 00:31:03
Although I respect your opinion/ info Ed, I highly doubt both Klopp and LFC would be so niave to sell one of their best centre backs due to a behavoural issue. Don't get me wrong he has a lot to do, to get back in to the first 11 but selling him would be complete madness, leaving us then with Klavan, Matip, Lovren and a very inexperienced Gomez who is still recovering from an Acl and Achilles injury. When on form he is vital to our defence, we missed him hugely in the Europa league final too.

7.) 15 Aug 2016 01:17:44
Cheers ed, absolutely ruthless from Klopp but these are the likes of ball I wish Rodgers would have shown.

8.) 15 Aug 2016 05:58:52
from using the search function, do you know if roma are still interested ed002?

{Ed002's Note - No, they have taken Fazio on loan. Housseyni has been spoken to by the club and Besiktas are known to be looking for a centre back but at best will want a loan with an option to buy. Housseyni however is insistant that Sakho stays and if that is the case he will no doubt be spending his time looking for the deal that suits them and not Liverpool. Housseyni has been told that the club expect to recover their investment in him.}

9.) 15 Aug 2016 08:35:00
So that would make Lovren, Klavan, Matip and Gomez our 4 centre backs.

10.) 15 Aug 2016 09:03:30
Hi Ed, is this a case of Klopp setting a clear example to the rest of the squad in terms of behavioral expectations or would it be fair to say there's a little more going on?

Obviously getting sent home from a pre-season tour is a serious matter but you'd be forgiven for thinking it didn't warrant selling the player.

Perhaps it was simply the final straw given the banned substance debacle etc?

{Ed001's Note - isn't enough that he is going? Klopp has made the decision and that is the important thing.}

11.) 15 Aug 2016 09:33:24
thanks ed002 for the update.

12.) 15 Aug 2016 10:15:08
Hi Eds, the signing of Klavan seemed to be a bit of a surprise at the time but if you're correct about Sakho hindsight makes it look like he was brought in as his replacement. Is there a shred of truth in that or am I making a connection where none exists?

{Ed002's Note - The decision regarding Sakho was taken after Klavan signed but you would think that there was some thought process involved.}

13.) 15 Aug 2016 10:21:15
I really liked sakho, he seemed to be warm to the fans, have a bit of a personality which is good for morale and was easily our best cb (not the hardest achievement)

Shame his attitude appears to have dropped, has he always been like this or is it more recent?

Thought the club were sticking by him after the drugs incident so is it that it was ultimately disrespectful of him to be how he has after that or more long term issues?

14.) 15 Aug 2016 10:27:46
Thanks Ed2.

15.) 15 Aug 2016 10:21:15
I really liked sakho, he seemed to be warm to the fans, have a bit of a personality which is good for morale and was easily our best cb (not the hardest achievement)

16.) 15 Aug 2016 12:57:22
Hi ed, would Sakho of been informed of this decision or not?

{Ed002's Note - He will know that the club are open to taking offers for him and he will have spoken with Housseyni.}

17.) 15 Aug 2016 13:56:46
I was excited when we signed him to be honest, but having watched him live a few times I'm glad we're selling. Everything else aside I just don't rate the lad and I've stated that before. I never got the Enrique thing and people on here raved about him? Like the look of klaven think we missed a trick with Ashley Williams and should spend big on a spurs LB. although I'm thinking klopp rates milner there.

18.) 15 Aug 2016 15:46:22
I find this upsetting - to me, he is the most able CB in the squad and losing him will be a significant blow to us and our ability to play out from the back.

19.) 15 Aug 2016 17:16:31
I'm glad don't rate Sakho always a liability for a mistake.



23 Mar 2016 01:29:47
Hi ed002. I read something about our scouts being impressed by American Bobby wood. While I find it difficult to believe, could you please tell me who he has attracted the interest of?


{Ed002's Note - Union Berlin's Hawaiian Bobby Wood is wanted in the summer by Hamburg with Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen and St. Pauli all being impressed enough to send scouts on more than one occasion to watch him this season.}

1.) 23 Mar 2016 13:31:23
Thank you Ed.

2.) 25 Mar 2016 06:54:42
No disrespect meant at all, but he's from Hawaii, not Hawaiian. Hawaiian is a race, not a nationality, and represents the identity of a race and culture that remains a minority even in it's own land. Again, no disrespect, just helping to spread knowledge as a Native Hawaiian myself.

On a side note. probably a fabricated story about an American based in Germany, not fancied by his German national team manager, and then linked to a club in an English-speaking country with a German manager. Would love it to be true, but I don't believe in miracles. just Leicester winning the league apparently. Apologies for the tangent. Up the reds.

{Ed002's Note - Thank you for the correction.}




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16 Mar 2018 13:33:59
Any chance that the derby will be postponed? Think its pretty unfair that we get 2 days rest and they get 3.


1.) 16 Mar 2018 13:43:35
Apparently it's being moved to 1230 kick off on the sat now.

2.) 16 Mar 2018 14:01:52
That's just making up excuses in advance. Maybe they want the Manchester derby moved to Sunday so they get more rest in between the first leg and the biggest game of their league season; the one where they can lift the title at the Etihad by beating the Red half of Manchester.

We between both legs, each team has 7 days rest and only 1 game in between. You can't exactly use travel issues as an excuse because although we have 3 games in 8 days, two of them are in Liverpool and the other is in Manchester.

Hopefully they win the league on the Saturday, party all weekend and turn up on the 10th for the second leg half cut.

The other way of looking at it is they have 3 hard games in 8 days, and we are playing a team still not safe from relegation.

Let's not make excuses lads. It's 270 minutes of football in 8 days for both teams and Everton Don't exactly make us work hard when they're letting us have 85% possession.

3.) 16 Mar 2018 14:28:44
We get an extra before Everton, they get one after the Manc derby.

Both teams have a derby so both have difficult fixtures in between the CL legs, City will be desperate to beat United, especially if they can win the title.

4.) 16 Mar 2018 15:23:44
MK - I don't think Pep cares where he wins the title. Maybe he would prefer v Man U to win the title but he doesn't really care. I think he will rest his main players before the second leg. The Champions league is most important to Pep now. These games are some of City's most important games ever.

I think we will have to rest players v Everton as well. Surely that is what having a squad is all about. If Ings, Lallana, etc aren't good enough to play v Everton there is no point them being at the club.

5.) 16 Mar 2018 18:05:36
Case by case basis with rotation and tiredness for us at worst.
We can't really rest players unless they're drained.

They're professional athletes who are fit individuals so they can easily play 3 high octane matches in 8 days with lots of rests in between, don't forget they have highly trained medical staff, nutritionists and fitness coaches guiding them, plus there has been plenty of deserved rest during the season already, so no need to worry much about resting players now near the end of the season, they will just taper back the training sessions to suit.

Having worked with a couple of pro athletes (boxers) a few years back myself I can almost 100% guarantee the players won't want to be rested for any of these games unless hurt or literally exhausted.

6.) 16 Mar 2018 21:31:50
I'm sorry, are we getting our excuses in early here? Play who you play, when you play them and get on with it.

7.) 16 Mar 2018 21:24:30
I agree they won't want to be rested and the other points you mentioned, but Henderson can't play 3 games and neither can firmino. 2 of our most important players.

8.) 17 Mar 2018 13:08:06
They can, I'm not very fit myself at the moment and could do it, these are pro athletes so no excuses.



11 Feb 2018 15:03:20
Hi Ed001. This isn't football related, but I read one of your replies underneath about charity work being written into players contracts. If this is not something you all want to discuss, no hard feelings!

Keep in mind I agree it would have many positive aspects to it. I don't think it would ever happen, as it may keep some players from choosing us over other clubs or some nonsense.

I think all "service" is good service. The club wants good people representing its institution. That makes sense. But, doesn't making people volunteer/ serve kind of eliminate the ability to judge if they're good people? Shouldn't they want to serve of their own volition? This is becoming more of a mandatory thing across all professions and it makes me wonder if it isn't counter productive. Serving others always feels better when it isn't mandatory.


{Ed001's Note - I do get your point, but wouldn't the fact that a player would choose a different club because of it tell us a lot about them?}

1.) 11 Feb 2018 18:17:51
That's very true. I mean I think the benefits of making it mandatory far outweigh the negatives. But still. its something they want prospective physicians to do because they "care" about their community. Yet. they are forced to do it. So how can we tell?

2.) 11 Feb 2018 22:13:31
It should be an opt out system and completely transparent.
Not mandatory, but if a player is not prepared to give up say 1% of their wage to charity then they should be named and shamed.

3.) 12 Feb 2018 09:53:05
There seems to be a general failure here to understand that the voluntary work is not to do with the individual players but the responsibility of the club towards the local community and wider good causes. It cements the institution within the community and gives players a tighter bond with the community they represent when they are on the field. I've done several projects with two clubs (one Premiership the other in the National League) and I've never seen a player complain about this aspect of their work. far from it, I've only seen them love this part of their job.



09 Jan 2018 00:53:38
ANyone else curious as to why some of the club haven't traveled to Dubai? Seems kinda weird. Brings back memories of the mid season vacation for sterling lol.


1.) 09 Jan 2018 03:55:32
Klopp did it so they're all copying. Great leader.



29 Dec 2017 13:41:56
Hi Ed002. I was reading some of the other pages and there's always a mention of a swap deal for players x and y. Obviously it rarely happens, and even more rarely does it happen where the two players are of equal value. My minimal understanding is that players receive a percentage of the transfer fee as a bonus. If these swap deals occurred, who calculates the value of the player? Is it something agreed upon before signing? A "tribunal" sort of thing? Or something else?

It seems clubs could also just treat players x and y as independent signings and avoid the whole "swap".

Thank you in advance ed, and hope you've had an excellent holiday with your 3 wives.


{Ed002's Note - A good question.

Players who do ask for a transfer get 5% of the fee. All transfers have a fee associated with them - even straight exchanges. It is set by an independent committee that sits twice a year and there is no route to appeal. Players, other clubs (if appropriate) and agents etc.. are paid based on this figure.

The holiday period has been fine thanks, although one of my wives (#2) has been travelling the whole time.}

1.) 29 Dec 2017 19:10:13
Lol sounds good ed. Thanks for the info.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



20 Dec 2017 15:59:02
Hi ed002, I was reading your comments below about work permits and was curious to your thoughts.

I am a Yankee across the pond and work permits are never an issue in sports here. If you can play, then Uncle Sam wants you more than the working man/ woman. Which is a shame at times but it does make for entertaining sports.

What is your take on the English work permit system? It seems to be very difficult to get one for foreign players (especially youngsters) . What changes, if any, would you make?


{Ed002's Note - It has varied over the years and is very different for sport than it is for, say, people like me. The system for football used to be based an a number of criteria but has been replaced by a points based system. The player needs a minimum of four points and summary goes something like this:
- The value of the transfer fee (alone) that is to be paid is between the top 75% and 100% of all transfers to Premier League clubs in the previous 2 windows - 3 points
- The value of the transfer fee being paid for the player is between 50% and 75% of all transfers to Premier League clubs in the previous 2 windows - 2 points
- The basic wage (excluding bonuses) being paid to the player by the new club is in the top 25% of the top 30 earners at the club - 3 points
- The basic wage (excluding bonuses) being paid to the player by the new club is between 50% and 75% of all the top 30 earners at the club - 2 points
- Subjectively, the player’s current club is in a recognised "top" league and the player has played in 30% or more of the available domestic league minutes - 1 point
- The player’s existing club has played in the group stages or onwards of the Champions League, Europa League or the Copa Libertadores within the last 12 months and the player has played in 30% or more of the available domestic league minutes - 1 point

1.) 20 Dec 2017 18:17:39
It’s kinda a shame there’s so much emphasis on costs. Seems to me it keeps the league from people like Rickie Lambert (who aren’t British) .

Thank you for the response ed.

{Ed002's Note - I don't understand - Lambert is English as far as I know.}

2.) 20 Dec 2017 20:05:11
Rickie Lambert is definitely English, he scored the winner against Scotland on his debut if I remember correctly.

3.) 20 Dec 2017 20:23:29
THAts my point. Unless you’re an English person like Rickie Lambert it’s going to b hard to work your way from the bottom through England.

{Ed002's Note - so you would rather give a chance to a Peruvian fourth division player over Englishman Lambert?}

4.) 20 Dec 2017 23:20:12
No I’m not saying that ed. I get the national pride of having your own people in your own league more than others. But making it simply about costs means players who don’t have that sort of footballing environment to grow up in have little chance of getting in a good one. I’m quite ignorant of how a lot of it works, it just seems like things are a bit strict.

{Ed002's Note - I would love le to answer you but just don’t know the quit.}

5.) 21 Dec 2017 03:24:15
You lost me there ed lol.

{Ed002's Note - It was my iPAd keyboard playing up. What it said was I would love to be able to help but I don't understand your question.}

6.) 21 Dec 2017 16:08:53
Ah there’s no question ed I just wanted your thoughts on the whole matter and you provided them. I didn’t realize work permit criteria is as diverse as it is. Seems though they are usually money related, there are various ways to get a permit at least.

{Ed002's Note - There is still an exceptions route - that was used for Grujic for example.}




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21 Feb 2018 18:08:04
Just as Klopp wouldn’t spend that much on a defender or midfielder harry? Not that he has much to do with money spent but we have done nothing to suggest that expensive players are out of reach.




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10 Jan 2018 23:20:52
Honestly every player has their price. Even Salah. I agree it would take an obscene amount but who’s to say he won’t cool off and this season isn’t a write off? I doubt it is but I’m just saying.




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27 Dec 2017 22:45:15
I can’t believe I’m reading this.




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25 Dec 2017 15:59:56
HE Would more than suit is Andy, but there’s about a 0% chance of it happening lol.




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25 Dec 2017 14:17:29
Certainly the best player America has right now, and will only get better.





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14 Mar 2018 01:25:22
I’ve never been Pogba’s biggest fan, never believed the hype. But anyone can see the guy is talented. Right now, He looks LOST out there. I’ve rarely seen such poor passing. Think it’s got to be on Mourinho, but long may it continue!




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12 Mar 2018 12:23:03
While I’d almost rather be punched in the face than spit on, I think the worst part of the whole incident is 2 grown men acting like school children while the teenage girl is being the adult. It’s clear the dude just wanted to cause an incident (which is why he was recording in the first place) and Carra has to be smarter than that.




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09 Mar 2018 17:35:28
I’m with you ed. I think this Madrid team would be far from the worst draw we could get next round.




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09 Mar 2018 17:34:16
IM with Ron’s earlier comment on this. Emre has been a good servant to the club and if he wishes to go somewhere else then I wish him the best. I have NO PROBLEM with a player running down their contract. He’s held up his end of the deal, and That’s what contracts are supposed To be for. If he signs for us again, great. If not, YNWA.




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07 Mar 2018 22:03:40
This game meant literally nothing for them. Hardly a reflection of how good they are.