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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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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?


 

 

04 Jul 2018 22:26:07
Hi Eds
Just inquiring about the right back position. To your knowledge have we narrowed down the search and is it still a priority?

Also interested to hear if there any serious takers for clyne yet, not sure he would be the first choice for many.

Thanks for your help.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed002's Note - I cannot help you with any of this, sorry.}


1.) 04 Jul 2018 22:40:52
No worries Ed002 thanks for the reply and enjoy what's left of your evening.


2.) 04 Jul 2018 23:47:41
Can't see right back being an issue we have TAA and Gomez and fabinho for cover add to they clyne is still on the books I'd be shocked if we were looking at RB.


3.) 05 Jul 2018 03:53:06
The need for a RB finished the moment we signed Fabinho who will cover TAA and Gomez. We will be fine even if Clyne goes.


4.) 05 Jul 2018 07:39:03
For me TAA will be the first choice rotating with Gomez at times with Fabinho and Milner being back ups in times of injury.


5.) 05 Jul 2018 10:19:12
I see TAA and Fabinho rotating positions throughout the next season, they both play the same positions, TAA needs more experience in the midfield which is where he's going to end up imo but it does take time and Fabinho is comfortable in both positions. Gomez I think will be given more of a chance at CB rotating with Lovren but at least he can also cover RB if needed.

This is what I hope to see but I'm not the manager so let's see how it goes. Either way we don't need a RB now, I have everything crossed Clyne is out of the club this transfer window.

I think the Fabinho deal was a great bit of business, we got a RB, DM and a CM all in one!


6.) 05 Jul 2018 12:56:48
Yeah I'd really like to see gomez given more chances at cb. He was brilliant in those England friendlies.


 

 

10 Jun 2018 23:23:08
Anyone bored of the fekir talk I recommend reading a brilliant post by Ed002 on the european soccer page.

XabiAlonso14

1.) 11 Jun 2018 03:34:30
Fantastic post.


2.) 11 Jun 2018 05:53:48
European soccer rumours? Can't find it. : (.

{Ed001's Note - try the page labelled European Soccer at the top of the page on that site.}


3.) 11 Jun 2018 01:44:59
That was a great question you asked and the very detailed reply from ED02 was amazing to say the least.
Makes you really wonder about the future of football and every fans favourite club.

Thanks for taking the time out for such a detailed reply ED02.


 

 

 

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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!

XabiAlonso14

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


 

 

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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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01 Jan 2019 09:36:17
Excellent summary mate I'm definetly with you on Wan-Bissaka what a singing he would be. I agree Trent's game time would go down but I believe Klopp would rotate them well and start giving Trent chances in midfield in cup games etc and there would be no need to play Gomez at RB again let him focus solely on improving as a CB. I think its more realistic this happens next year though when a midfielder likely leaves (probably Wijnaldum) and Trent will be guaranteed more game time and Wan-Bissaka is more experienced.

GK I would ideally say Butland as he's English and would be decent back up but honestly don't mind who we get.

On CB reluctantly I would say leave it as is at the moment even though I am not Lovren and Matips biggest fans and 3/ 4 injury prone centre backs is not great its worked so far. Ed002 has mentioned we are looking at young CBs that's probably the ideal signing in that position to cover and an eye on the future as well.

At LB I think Adam Lewis has to be promoted I don't see the point in spending money on a replacement at all unless we don't sign a RB then we'd go for a more experienced LB and send Lewis on loan.

For Midfield if Lallana and Milner leave like everyone expects than I think Fabinho/ Henderson/ Keita/ Wijnaldum/ Ox are great options for the 3 spots. What I'm trying to predict is whether Bobby will start playing more permenantly behind the striker, where Fekir would've played if he signed, in that case I wouldn't sign another midfielder but get a lethal striker. If Bobby is moved back up front then I would get someone in like Fekir. What is confusing me is that I think Ed001 stated Shaqiri was a Fekir alternantive so I'm not sure if we sign a 10 or a striker but the big money will be spent on of those I believe.

The forward area I think we need to put faith in Brewster now have him as the backup ST on the bench once Sturridge, Origi, Ings and probably Solanke leave. We will either have Bobby or a new signing as first choice No.9 and probably Salah as second choice then Brewster to begin with. I'd expext Ojo and Kent to leave permenantly or on loan and Wilson/ Woodburn on another loan with good game time.

I think this a very good potential squad next season.

GK
Alisson, BUTLAND, Grabara

RB
TAA, WAN-BISSAKA

CB
Virgil, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, YOUNG CB

LB
Robertson, Lewis

CDM/ CM/ CAM
Fabinho, Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum, NEW 10, Ox

RW/ LW
Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Camacho

ST
Bobby, Brewster, Duncan

What does everyone think about this squad and whether we go for a new number 10 or a striker? I really think that's the big singing we will make.

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28 Dec 2018 22:43:16
That is big news that Asensio is available Ed002. Before we even mention the transfer fee that RM would want do you know if we hold a serious interest in him and would he consider joining us?

XabiAlonso14

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware but if they were to show an interest in Salah he might well be offere.}


 

 

 

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23 Apr 2019 21:43:45
Thanks Ed001 a very fun article, though I'm struggling to decide what was a more enjoyable read tonight this or Ed002's responses haha.

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - to even be compared makes me happy!}


 

 

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13 Apr 2019 10:45:50
I think Wan-Bissaka is most people's first choice rotating with Trent and pushing him would be brilliant however Eds have already updated us on that. The ex Newcastle lad Kevin Mbabu or Pol Lirola are ones I've heard good things about. I'm sure the scouting will pull up another Robbo type bargain.

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12 Apr 2019 14:23:59
Coach Carter reference love it Ed001!

XabiAlonso14

{Ed001's Note - it is based on a true story, so it does have relevance. Some relevance anyway.}


 

 

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27 Mar 2019 19:36:04
Good shout but I'm not sure we would go for him given the fee and wages he would command to be 3rd choice and could we convince him anyway he would surely want to be guaranteed starter in his last big move.

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27 Mar 2019 18:37:11
It's going to be a hard one for the recruitment team I really can't think of anyone that could come with that big game experience. Wouldn't you just love someone like Godin mixing it with Virgil and Gomez, couldn't even imagine what they could learn off him all that experience and pure defence.

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