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08 Apr 2019 22:05:31
Hi Eds seen today we've been linked to Wolves left back Ruben Vinagre, do you know of any interest? Thanks as always.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}


1.) 08 Apr 2019 22:15:36
Thanks for the reply Ed002. Hope you are enjoying the exciting end to the season wherever you are!

{Ed002's Note - Thanks. Not sure where I will be.}


2.) 09 Apr 2019 03:05:17
Hi eds, any full backs we are interested/ looking at?

{Ed002's Note - My expectation is Liverpool will look to Adam Lewis as LB cover else I would think he would need to consider his future. As for RB cover, Liverpool have looked at Kenny Lala but he has only just signed a new contract. Ed001 has suggested that Trent-Alexander will be moving to midfield, although I don't see space for him there, if he did that then Liverpool would be looking for a first pick right back. I am sure the scouts are working hard looking at options.}


3.) 09 Apr 2019 10:24:18
Wouldn't have said it a few months back but I do now think TAA should move to midfield. Getting caught too far up now on too many occasions. Maybe tiredness or a niggle could explain it but it is an issue.


 

 

02 Mar 2019 19:06:09
Hi Eds is there anything in the Matthias Ginter rumours? Would we even deal with Monchengladbach as I'm sure something happened with them over Brewster in the summer? Thanks in advance.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of interest from Liverpool - enquiries from two EPL sides came to nothing. If he did move he would want to be a started which will cut out Bayern, as will him having no interest in being used as cover for multiple positions. He would be expensive and is apparently happy.}


1.) 02 Mar 2019 20:17:14
Interesting thanks Ed002.


 

 

06 Dec 2018 23:21:25
Hi Eds hope you are well. Could you shed any light on the rumours linking us to Bristol City LB/ CB Lloyd Kelly? Never seen him play so if you can offer an insight into the player would be appreciated.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - I don't know much about him sorry. He only made his debut in August.}


1.) 07 Dec 2018 20:11:56
Been a good player in a poor Bristol side this year mate.


2.) 07 Dec 2018 21:14:23
think he got picked for the England under 20s .


 

 

26 Oct 2018 10:56:51
Hi Eds haven't see any rumours about this but have Liverpool shown any intetest in Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace or have any other clubs? He's looks really good to me especially defensively (thought he was superb against Mane when we met) as it looks likely we'll be needing a right back soon if or when Clyne leaves. Your thoughts on the player would good to hear as always.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - Palace have no interest in selling him right now. I am quite sure pretty much every Premier League club would like him if the possibility did arise.

He is excellent, I especially like the way he closes down opposition wingers and full backs stopping crosses coming in. Almost no other full-back does that these days, even though it should be the first thing they think about.}


1.) 26 Oct 2018 12:15:31
What would your plan be for Trent if we signed him ed try him in the middle?

{Ed001's Note - my first thought would be it would mean we would not have to use Gomez on the right personally, rather than it affecting Trent's role.}


2.) 26 Oct 2018 14:07:11
Interesting to hear that Ed001 but definetly not a surprise that everyone is interested. Watching him play is like when I initially watched Kante play for Leicester, just a player out of nowhere who is pure class.

Also wanted to ask your thoughts on Gomez this season and how good you could see him becoming?

{Ed001's Note - I think he is excellent and could well be the future long term centre back for the club and his ability to play at right back and as part of a back 3 gives plenty of options and ensures he should get the game time he needs to develop. He needs to improve on his awareness but hopefully that will come with experience. Just need to hope he avoids any more lengthy injuries.}


3.) 26 Oct 2018 16:26:17
A back up left back should be our priority, rather than hoarding right backs. Can you imagine how our season could be de-railed if Robertson gets injured? Unless Moreno has been learning his game from Robbo in training and has stepped up a class, he is a bit of a liability defensively- although I appreciate he may be a good influence around the dressing room, we need competition for the pitch. Do you think if Robbo gets an injury that Klopp would use Milner there again as first choice back up?


4.) 27 Oct 2018 05:48:14
Klopp should def look at kieren tierney the Celtic LB.


5.) 28 Oct 2018 02:38:18
personally thinks the priority positions for the next couple of windows, if things remain the same, would be

1) back-up GK (Migs really isn't up to scratch even as a no. 2)
2) LB for competition (Chilwell? but will he come? )
3) RB (assuming Clyne leaves and TAA is to be tried out in CM. not the most urgent as we currently have 4 players that can play in that role and some youngsters too)


 

 

22 Apr 2018 10:44:58
Hi Eds,
It seems like Barcelona are looking to replace suarez with griezmann, I have to ask is there any interest from us? I know his legs are going and he's declining but what a player he was for us. Do you know much Barcelona want for him and who is actually interested?

XabiAlonso14

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has shown no interest in Suarez and I doubt are stupid enough to take the runt back given what he did to the club and the risk related to his behavior. The other questions may well have been addressed on the appropriate page.}


1.) 22 Apr 2018 13:56:18
He's our past leave him there!


2.) 22 Apr 2018 14:23:17
Why would we even want him back? He wouldn't get in ahead of Mane, Salah or Firmino!


 

 

 

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09 Jun 2019 10:58:43
Morning Ed001 hope you are still enjoying number 6! I certainly am, I seem to find myself singing You'll never walk alone uncontrollably this whole week! It's great to see so much joy from everyone associated with the club. You can truly say there is more to come with what Klopp has built and how clear the desire is in the players. I have to say a proper word about what the club and Klopp have built - a fantastic team of players eho all seem to share the same fantastic mentailty. A lot of our key players are hitting the their peak together i think that speaks a lot to behind the scenes the plsnning has been excellent since Klopp came in he understood the limitations but progressed esch year and now I personally believe this summer is a great opportunity to complete the squad and allow us to challenge on all fronts - there are 7 pieces of silverware out there for us to challenge for next season! SEVEN!

I also wanted discuss a few players, firstly I have to mention Sadio Mane. I love the guy. The big games are just made for him he just maintains that cool, calm and collected mentality doesn't let it get to him and just plays naturally its fantastic. And how about Divock Origi to turn up like this its simply a reward for his attitude this season. I remember speaking to you Ed a little while back about him potentially staying do you think that will definitely be the case now? I'd love him to but I think for him personally he should move on, he deserves the chance to go somewhere where he would be starting especially at his age and what a way to leave he will never be forgotten. And finally James Milner I'm not sure I'll fully understand the impact he has had on the team in the dressing room etc but the way everyone speaks about him I get an idea. he's played a great season and you saw how much it meant to him at Anfield and Madrid. Thinking from his point of view now though I think he'll get less minutes with a more ready Keita, Ox back, maybe Lallana, Hendo now further forward all challenging him more in midfield and he shouldn't be cover at full back at this stage in his career. I say let him enjoy starting each week at his boyhoodclub maybe as captain after becoming a European Champion. Of course wouldn't mind if he decides to stay!

Apologies for the long winded post Ed001 it's been an incredible season with a deserving end and with this club it means more. YNWA.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - I don't think Origi is going to be honest, I expect him to stay. He forced his way back into Klopp's plans last season and I am told he believes he can get more regular game time this time out.

As for Milner, if Leeds had come up, I would have been sure he would move, as it is, I think he will give us one more year then join them, whether they are down or up. Hard to say for sure as it is up to him to decide what he wants to do.}


1.) 09 Jun 2019 12:10:00
Thats excellent Ed001. Enjoy your weekend!

{Ed001's Note - you too Xabs.}


2.) 09 Jun 2019 13:16:38
Milner surely will stay for one more season? Origi is also another one to keep for now. He has proven his worth and worked his socks off to get back into Klopp's plans.

LB, versatile forward and perhaps another RB. Probably will get an experienced Keeper, that is if Mignolet leaves.

We do not need more than 3 to 4 players.

Doubt we will be signing any CB's unless Lovren goes. Our squad is the strongest it has ever been for a very long time now. New additions will make the bench stronger. 1st eleven picks itself with our current squad.


3.) 09 Jun 2019 13:18:35
It will be a shame when Milner leaves. Not only for his playing ability but i imagine he is a good presence in the dressing room. Im just glad he got to win something with us.


4.) 09 Jun 2019 14:04:37
"1st eleven picks itself" I don't think it does mate. One Cb position up for grabs (probably Gomez), then 2 midfield places to fight for. Fabinho is in as no one else can really play his role.

If Ox gets backs to his pre injury form he is a starter for me. Like wise if Keita plays like he did for RBL he would be a starter. Nice to have the options and expect plenty midfield rotation.


5.) 09 Jun 2019 14:49:17
Mark, I did mentoin that the 1st eleven picks itself from our current squad.


6.) 09 Jun 2019 22:08:44
I ......

{Ed002's Note - You need to post this as a new message please.}


7.) 10 Jun 2019 02:46:06
Interesting to see how origi will progress next year. His career stagnated slightly for a couple of years, still far from a starter for us but he got to taste the big moments in recent weeks and possibly earned another chance as a future Liverpool player when the likely scenario seemed a drop down to mid table teams. Hopefully he can push himself to not stagnate again, he was always our first choice reserve last 6 months, hoping Brewster can compete with him better than studge did and push him on. Origi has done well from the bench but always disappointed from the start I feel.


8.) 10 Jun 2019 12:25:06
Origi won us the champions league. Ill eat my shirt if he leaves.

And milly was massive for us all season, im glad he is staying. I hope he stays for another 2/ 3 years. The guy is a physical phenomenon, he may be able to play at a high level for years to come.


9.) 10 Jun 2019 13:52:30
Milner and origi don't need to be replaced in the squad. Milner an excellent asset and origi played his part. Ideal world we don't want origi to be our only option when needing a change in forward and we won't want Milner to have to play full back for long periods. 2 good squad players for now hopefully.


 

 

20 May 2019 00:17:40
Evening Ed001, firstly just want to stay thanks to all the Eds for the work you put into this site, it's honestly a breath of fresh air and long may it continue. Secondly, I just had a thought and wanted to get your take - I saw a rumour that mentioned Shaqiri could be moved on this summer, didn't really think much of it but on second thoughts I think there could be a bigger chance than I initially thought. You've always said Shaqiri was bought as Fekir didn't happen but Fekir I think we can fairly assume was going to be bought for the starting 11 as an AM but Shaqiri isn't of that quality or consistent enough for that position even before you consider his work rate issues. I've really enjoyed him this season in thr first half he had a good run in the team and was quite effective off the bench but I'm starting to think it could be a clever move to move him on and get a top quality AM plus a player to cover the wide positions and be that impact sub. That could be Wilson or Camacho or we pick up another bargain and by the way I'm assuming that Lallana and Milner will leave. What are your thoughts Ed? Thanks.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - if the option is Wilson or Camacho, I would hold onto Shaqiri. As an impact sub he has been excellent and I am not convinced either of those would be anything but a step down.}


1.) 20 May 2019 06:29:26
If we are serious about competing at the top level, we need to do better than a player like Shaqiri. He is inconsistent and doesn't seem to work as hard as other players. He is capable of moments of magic but does not produce them on a regular basis.
We have set the bar high this season and it would be a shame not to push on. Unfortunately, players such as Shaq, Sturridge and Llallana do not reproduce top form game after game in the same way the rest of the first team does. Whether it is because of injuries, laziness or lack of ability is irrelevant.


2.) 20 May 2019 07:00:27
How much more serious than 97 league points and CL finalists do you want though?
If anything, points were lost further down the park, in the defensive areas as cover.
And, hopefully, that should be addressed.

Btw did we all see the stats that had Origi timed as Liverpool’s quickest player?
Didn’t see that one coming!


3.) 20 May 2019 07:05:10
I think the reason they don’t produce top form game after game is because they are used as impact subs and never play any regular football.
You need regular football to maintain your match fitness.
There are many examples.

If you’re going to splash the cash on someone better than Shaq then you’d better be prepared to play them and not have them wasting their time on the bench. Otherwise they’ll just leave.

{Ed025's Note - your spot on ron..


4.) 20 May 2019 08:38:21
Is Shaq really that bad? Surprised so many want to replace him to be honest. For 12 mil I think he might be bargain of the season, although just remembered Robbo's price, either way both have done well for me.


5.) 20 May 2019 08:53:12
Juicer Points were lost further down the park. We had the best defence in the league.

The 0-0's did for us and a couple of 1-1's. Problem was Salah and Firmino stopped scoring and Klopp didn't trust anyone to give them a proper run when we needed it. Mane was like a one man attacking force nothing was coming from the other forwards or the midfield.


6.) 20 May 2019 09:28:20
markp80, just how I see it as well. We had the best defence this season, but clean sheets only guarantee you a draw, the reamaining 2 points has to be won by scoring one more goal than the opponent, and we failed that at 8 occations i total, and one single time to many to win us the league. We need a quality AM to unlock the deep set teams, and coverage for LB, otherwise we are just fine I think. Wouldn't mind if one of the players in the squad proved to be the one, but I don't see who.


7.) 20 May 2019 09:45:57
First time poster, thanks to the Eds for doing a great job all of the time!

I don't think we necessarily need another AM, a lot of last season panned out the way it did because the front three weren't able to score in only a few games, not even over a massive amount of time. I don't think Klopp wanted to take Salah out when his form dipped slightly as it might have killed his confidence and you could argue we didn't have much other choice, although I'd probably contest that given Origi's recent form. I don't think an AM would have changed that really. The last thing we want is another Coutinho trying to win the game from midfield when most of the time it doesn't go flying into the top corner and momentum is lost.

Our midfield doesn't lack creativity we have just changed how we play since we had him and we probably have more strength in depth than we realise albeit with some bad luck with Naby at the very end, although I don't think that really cost us overall - we still won all of those games!

Last season was freakish. The amount of luck that both us and City got was amazing (VVD against the Everton crossbar, Kompany pinging one into the top corner against Leicester when 99 other times it ends up out of the stadium, the Mahrez penalty miss, Mbappe not making it 4-0 at the Nou Camp, Aguero millimetres offside against Spurs etc etc. ) . It's all tiny fractions and in any other season 97 points would have walked the title too.

We just need to keep going the same way. Yes another striker and some back-ups to certain positions would be nice, but they have to be good enough for our style of play in both attacking and defensive roles but also prepared to be parked on the bench when needs be, without throwing toys out of the pram.

I really believe that once we get over the line with one trophy others will follow. City need to replace Kompany now too, so even if they buy top quality (which they will), that player will need time to gel fully. If we play the same way next season, I don't think City will be able to keep up. Hopefully a CL victory will start the ball rolling followed by spanking City in the charity shield.


8.) 20 May 2019 10:03:55
Welcome Steve.

Smed I agree a fb and attacking midfielder would do me fine unless sales occur that we need to replace. I too would love the am to come from within be it OX and or Keita but am not 100% confident.

The am has to also cover the front 3. The 3 can't play every week and when they lose form they have to be dropped/ rested. It's not healthy knowing you will play every game regardless of form.


9.) 20 May 2019 10:17:41
Be interesting to see stats on goals scored by us/ City from midfield players this season to see if that is as big an issue as we think. I do agree that we lack a bit of guile from some of our midfield play but would expect AOC to come back and deliver that next season. Not 100% convinced we need spend a lot of money there unless someone truly excellent becomes available.


10.) 20 May 2019 12:53:07
I'd like to see us go for a top class winger to cover Mane/ Salah and hopefully one also able to play AM but that's a bonus rather than a necessity. We already have Ox coming back and Keita capable in the attacking roles, but we lack cover in the wide positions. Origi has done an excellent job out wide this season, but if Sturridge goes, he'll be needed to cover CF more often.

If we find that player, then (and only then) can we afford to let go of Shaqiri IMO.


11.) 21 May 2019 13:51:38
If we just continue to buy players who are better than the ones we already have we will continue to improve.
The recruiting as been very good the last 3 yrs and continuity is the key. We do not need that many buys this summer, but I for one think if we can afford to upgrade a Sturridge Lallana, Moreno, Mignolet we should do so.

Remember the two trophies that we didn't compete in this season was down to our squad depth not being good enough against Premier league opposition.
We have massively improved under Klopp from a team who have gone from getting in to top 4 by having no games in Europe, to a squad who can go to the final games in the two major competitions we play for.

We should not stand still, if we can improve on the 4 players above with either what we have in our academy or players out on loan then I am all for it, but if we can afford to go out and buy a player who will challenge Mane, Bobby and Mo for a starting place, why not?

As for replacing Shaq I would say that it should be the manager who decides that.
He did have a dip in form and we don't know what he was doing in training.
At the end of the day he has quality but does he graft enough?
Working hard should be the first priority for any professional who wants to play every game. Henderson Milner are always around the match day squads because they can be trusted to put a shift in.
I think we should always be looking to strengthen the team, or squad in areas of weakness.

I was always saying Mignolet and Karius weren't good enough. We replaced them with a guy who wins the golden glove in his first season.
I have been a season ticket older since the mid seventies and have seen great teams and not so great, but this group of players are the best we have had since 1990.
Let's hope we win the trophy their endeavour this season deserves.
Come on you reds.


 

 

16 Mar 2019 23:51:21
Hi Eds do you think we might hold on to Origi for next season? Could allow Brewster to settle into the squad and I think Origi's shown enough this season to give it some thought especially one particular game.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, it looks like Origi has worked his way back into Klopp's thinking. Obviously it depends on him and what offers come in during the summer, and the last month or so of the season. Right now, as things stand, I expect him to stay though.}


1.) 17 Mar 2019 07:03:15
Isn't Origi's contract up in June 2020? If we are not going to give him a new one, might as well cash in now. If he gets a new contract and has earned Klopp's trust, it spells the end for Sturridge and possible Shaq (if Klopp is planning on adding someone like Brandt) with OX also back fully fit for next season.

{Ed001's Note - Sturridge is only here because no one would take him in the summer or January window.}


2.) 17 Mar 2019 07:36:47
Wow! Didn't know Sturridge's stock is that low at this point of time!
The good thing is we have a ready made replacement in Brewster waiting in the wings.
The majority of our transfer budget has to go on upgrading our backup fullbacks (Moreno is leaving and Klopp will never play Clyne again) as an injury to either Robbo or TAA basically robs our team of serious width and then allows the opposition defenders to defend narrow and gang up on Salah and Mane. Its no surprise Salah's form has picked up again after TAA's return from injury.
Would also love to see a creative CAM/ wide midfielder to cover Mane and rotate with OX. If we can get these 3 positions sorted, we should be able to challenge on all fronts next season.


3.) 17 Mar 2019 07:49:37
Thats good to hear Ed001 I've liked his attitude and desire when he's played and he can clearly improve a lot more. And are you excited about Brewster's arrival into the team for next yeae Ed001? I cannot wait I really think the kid has something and looking at the positives of that bad injury he's coming back at the right time now to get more match fit and take pre season by storm along with Ox. My pre season prediction is that those two develop a nice partnership and destroy a few teams :)

{Ed001's Note - I am not excited because I have not seen enough of him play to get excited by him to be honest.}


4.) 17 Mar 2019 08:01:30
Hopefully you can see a lot of him in pre season!

{Ed001's Note - fingers crossed.}


5.) 17 Mar 2019 08:30:16
Can’t believe people are thinking Brewster is the answer when no one has seen him play any competitive games. This is what embarrasses me about Liverpool supporters, far to early to judge the lad and people are piling pressure on him. He’s had a good spell in the youth ranks but will he be able to step up? Hopefully, but if you want to challenge for the title and major honours then pinning your hopes on a kid who hasn’t done anything is stupid! We need to be making signings that better the team and if our kids are good enough they’ll give Klopp enough of a headache and force their way in just like fowler, getrard, carragher and the poison dwarf Owen did. Until then I’d like proven players to improve the squad because apart from Trent and sterling who else has come through lately and made the grade?


6.) 17 Mar 2019 08:56:35
As for Origi it’s a shame but the lad isn’t good enough in my opinion, he’s getting game time as he’s the best option at the moment, says a lot about our squad depth! But again if you want to challenge for major honours he’s not of the right quality. Can you see him getting into any of our rival teams? I cant.


7.) 17 Mar 2019 09:57:46
pegleg - we're not going to get 4 or 5 players of salah / mane standard for that front line. origi is here and giving it a good bash.


8.) 17 Mar 2019 10:41:46
Who said four or five players? Look at city and therir squad depth, if you want to seriously challenge them you need to have better quality on the bench, I’m sorry but Origi isn’t good enough.


9.) 17 Mar 2019 10:49:59
I don't understand what you're saying pegleg, is it wrong to believe in a youngster and want him to have the chance to step up? You can't expect us to spend and spend. I see an opening for Brewster in the squad not straight into the first 11. You talk about Sterling and Trent who people also believed in, hadn't played competitive games but were given a chance to step up and took it - we have youth teams for a reason. As for pinning my hopes on Brewster? I'm not saying I expect him to displace Firmino, score 30+ goals and fire us to the league. I expect more like trent's first full season at 18/ 19yo where he got around 20-30 games giving him time to grow and show his quality without massive pressure. Ultimately Klopp will judge if he thinks he can step up. I don't think its embarassing to believe one of our kids can make it.


10.) 17 Mar 2019 11:43:05
Pegleg, Origi is part of the Liverpool squad that is 1 point off the top of the PL and in the quarter final of the CL. Isn’t that ‘challenging for major honours’?


11.) 17 Mar 2019 12:16:08
Not sure what will be the toughest task, winning the premiership or injecting a bit of positivity into Pegleg.


12.) 17 Mar 2019 13:40:52
I was calling for us to sign Sturridge way before any rumours started. Thought he'd be great and he was. Had the ability to become World class.

He is always going to score goals, he just knows where the net is and he can kick a ball as well as anyone. But he is not at our level anymore. The 30 yard chip, the curler in the europa league. He will do well at Leicester or wolves. His heart isn't in it anymore, although I will miss his celebration. It really pisses off the opposition. I think we need to offload in summer, at whatever cost.

Origi on the other hand I had written off completely last season. But he has something that none of our other players have in that position. Height, strength and speed, combined with a wicked shot. definitely a keeper for me. Its not like aguero or kane are going to come and sit on the bench. We need a young, talented forward to push mane and firmino and we have him on origi.

And he scores against the blues. For that alone keep him.


 

 

17 Feb 2019 21:57:45
Hi Eds any idea what Klopp's plans are for youngsters Lewis, Camacho and Brewster next season? Hope they are given a chance to step up Lewis to be Robbo's back up, Camacho to be Mane's and Brewster for Firmino/ Salah up front. Anyone who's watched Lewis a lot this season think he's ready?

XabiAlonso14

{Ed002's Note - I would think Brewster will have the chance to fill any gaps left by Sturridge, Origo and Solanke - but they were only ever on the very fringes. Lewis is really well respected but if Liverpool look to another LB then he will need to think about his future. Camacho I sort of feel may be the one to never get a real run at it and may not make it at Liverpool. With the approach tending to buying success, it rather puts the youngsters in a tough place.}


1.) 18 Feb 2019 01:52:28
There are only so many juniors you can integrate into a squad competing for top honours - my picks would be

- Sturridge to be replaced by a top competitive forward, and Origi to be sold, with Brewster to step up (1 junior)
- Lallana to move on and Harry Wilson to step up (2 juniors) . Ox will be a big boost coming back and we still have Hendo, Gini, Fabinho, Milner, Shaqiri and Keita so I think we’re good in midfield
- Replace either Lovren or Matip with a top CB to compete with VVD and Gomez. Nat Philips can play in cup games and be our crisis fallback option (three juniors) .
- We need to top fullback to back up able to play both sides of the pitch to compete with Trent and Robbo and be able to push them for a starting position. Move on Moreno to create the space and then let Adam Lewis step up as backup for non critical games (four juniors) .

That would leave us recruiting
1 forward (for Sturridge)
1 CB (for Matip or Lovren)
1 fullback (for Moreno)

And letting 4 juniors fill the gaps left by Origi, Lallana, Clyne and an extra CB, with none of them needing to be thrown in the deep end because we’ll have senior players backing up every position barring an injury crisis.


2.) 18 Feb 2019 04:08:41
I would add 1 midfielder to replace Milner.


3.) 18 Feb 2019 07:28:40
I don’t think any of them would be happy to replace Origi Lallana or Clyne seen as they have about 5 starts between them for us in the last 2 years.


4.) 18 Feb 2019 18:32:53
KK, I am sure they would play more if good enough.


5.) 18 Feb 2019 19:06:38
I think we could bed in Grujic and at least one of Camacho, Lewis, Hoever (if ready) or Brewster.


 

 

13 Jan 2019 12:26:18
Hi Ed001 wanted to get your opinion on something. I believe we need that one extra player to complete the team like a De Bruyne. Was really hoping Fekir would be the one but obviously we messed up and Shaqiri was signed instead and I like Shaqiri but he's not that player same goes with Ox. If you get what I'm saying what players would you consider realistically? I go back and forth whether its an AM or a ST we should go for.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - I think we already have the players we need. I just don't see this obsession with always needing to buy, the coaches should be able to get what we have working better over time. When the summer comes, then we can think again, after trimming some of the fringe players from the squad.}


1.) 13 Jan 2019 12:54:39
Top of the league by 7 points, in the CL knockout stages, lot one premier league game all season. what's this ‘missing’ player going to add exactly? The Caribou cup?


2.) 13 Jan 2019 12:55:39
Thats a fair point I think I'm still caught up with Fekir probably time to move on. Thanks for the response Ed001 enjoy what's left of the weekend!

{Ed001's Note - Fekir has been awful this season, he was given the hook at the weekend after what is being called the worst performance of his career. We need to forget about him, it has all gone to his head and he needs to refind his feet.}


3.) 13 Jan 2019 13:16:58
We bought Shaqiri instead and has been great for us, Keita still has not found his feet, Lallana unable to get into the squad most days and Oxlade Chamberlain out injured still? Wilson almost a shoe in for next season? Why on earth would anybody think we need ANOTHER attacking midfielder? For me an actual striker or left back are the priorities.


4.) 13 Jan 2019 13:28:15
Spot on, Ed01. I have no idea why people have this obsession with buying players in Jan. I know people like signings cos it gives them a lift, a wet dream or whatever, they seem not to be able to explain where that player will fit in or how he will react within the squad in terms of harmony and togetherness. Also on a substantive level, I agree with Ed that w actually have ALL the players we need and don't need to sign anyone esp. at CB with 2 of the injured 3 coming back in 10 days (Matip was on the bench last night) .

I personally do not want any signings IF Klopp does not want any signings. He is in charge and is getting it done so I'll ride with him. If people want signings, they can always log on to FIFA and realize their fantasies on there. This is the real world where transfers need to be well-thought out, not fantasies.

{Ed001's Note - it is such a terrible time to buy players in Jan as well. They take time to adjust, so you are really buying for next season.}


5.) 13 Jan 2019 14:00:20
I wasn't thinking about this month at all, just my opinion on where I see potential improvement in the team and with the likely outgoings of Sturridge, Origi, Lallana, maybe Milner and how Ox returns from injury. I'm pretty sure Klopp has made it clear we won't sign anyone in Jan.


6.) 13 Jan 2019 14:33:06
Jan is a terrible time to buy? Most of our best signings are made in the Jan window.


7.) 13 Jan 2019 16:24:32
Re read what Ed1 put Slimz lol.


8.) 13 Jan 2019 17:30:17
I don’t get why we ‘messed up’ with Fekir. We didn’t want him for the money they wanted so we pulled out of the deal. That’s our perogative.
So far this season I think it’s proving to be the correct decision.


9.) 13 Jan 2019 18:48:24
I agree that we don't need anyone right now barring back up for full backs.

We have made some of our best signings in January though. Sturridge (who was a great striker for a long time), Coutinho, Suarez, Van Dijk, Arbeloa, Mascherano, Agger. They were all winter signings.

Let's not mention Andy Carroll, Jan Kronkamp or Morientes. Wansn't Maxi Rodriguez also a winter signing?


 

 

 

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13 Jun 2019 07:06:09
Appreciate the response Ed002. Enjoy your day.

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12 Jun 2019 23:09:14
Evening Ed002 or maybe morning/ afternoon wherever you may be in the world. Do you know if Fekir himself would still be keen to join us after what happened?

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08 Apr 2019 22:15:36
Thanks for the reply Ed002. Hope you are enjoying the exciting end to the season wherever you are!

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02 Mar 2019 20:17:14
Interesting thanks Ed002.

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13 Jan 2019 12:15:05
I think we need to upgrade our 3rd choice CB. I don't rate Lovren or Matip highly at all, yes they've stepped in well this season but would you want them in the team for an extended period of time say if VVD was injured or against the top oppostion? Even disregarding that their injury records are too poor to be a reliable 3rd choice. We've took a risk this season going in with just these 4 but I understand we had to prioritise other areas first. But now I believe Klopp will sort it out this summer I think Ed001 mentioned Matip could leave and Ed002 has said we've been scouting Ruben Dias. I also think the club don't see Phillips/ Masterson making it, indicated by us having looked at youngsters like Francisco Ferreira and Per Schuurs. VVD, Gomez, NEW CB, Lovren and a high potential youngster for 5th choice would be ideal for next season.

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28 Jun 2019 10:47:00
Had a good laugh reading this, thanks Ed001. Best till last as well haha.

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12 Jun 2019 22:55:09
KB its not as simple as that mate it's not feasible that a player of that quality is available and if they were the cost not just financially but at the detriment of addressing other areas of the squad would be too high. We can't afford both.

Imo we aren't anywhere near the point that we need to take Gomez's injuries as big a factor as you're making out. I'll repeat I believe we need a reliable experinced 3rd choice who can step in if VVD is out.

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12 Jun 2019 20:49:14
Not controversial mate you raise a valid concern Gomez will have to prove his fitness but he's only young which is the good news. He's also been unluvky but he will have time and dw I'm sure he's signed a long term contract recently.

I'd disagree about him covering full back though I'll put lightly that I don't think he's been great there and we all know his main position his CB he's proved himself in the 10-15 odd games he played there this season just let him grow there anf get some proper full back cover to push Robbo and Trent.

I agree with you there as well Jay if VVD was out for a run of games do a Lovren+Matip pairing again fill people with confidence even with Alisson behind them? I think we need a dominant experienced 3rd CB who can push Gomez but not get in the way of him progressing and step in if VVD is unavailable. Eamon, KB is not saying to replace Gomez of course not but imo you have to hedge not only against his injury record so far but Matip/ Lovrens who are not young plus healthy competiton can only help him. The problem is the CB market is not great and I think that Klopp sees Lovren as that guy in fact I'm sure Lovren would havs started the season if he weren't injured.

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09 Jun 2019 12:10:00
Thats excellent Ed001. Enjoy your weekend!

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24 May 2019 21:12:53
AWB and NS would be excellent options for us however no doubt expensive. Regarding AWB has something changed Ed002 I was under the impression Palace did not want to sell him. Do they rightly beleive they can get a lot of money for him allow them to reinves? Is the player open to a move away?

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{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed - he is not moving to Liverpool.}