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30 Jan 2020 12:47:35
Ed01/ Ed02,

The head of football at BILD has reported that 3 clubs have contact Bayer leverkusen over Havertz Spanish, German and English club, he then stated that Liverpool are the english club and Bayer leverkusen are expecting a offer from LFC. Is this true? If so this is very exciting for the future!


{Ed002's Note - This seems rather like old news being dragged up again Alex. This is how I responded at the time:

Kai Havertz (AM) Bayern Munich will likely move for KH if the option on Philippe Coutinho not taken up, but interest from elsewhere - particularly Barcelona (if Coutinho leaves), Manchester City (as a David Silva replacement) and Juventus. Interest of Milan will likely not go anywhere. Dortmund and PSG have both certainly spoken with his agent. Numerous other clubs have had scouts watch including Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid who have watched him on a number of occasions but either don't see the value in the price now or have other targets (where Chelsea and Real Madrid are concerned). Whether Liverpool wish to throw their hat in to the ring is another matter. Bild wrote an article citing interest from Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid - and then went on to write another saying Manchester United and Manchester City have spoken directly with the player - which they have not. Somewhere down the line an English paper added Liverpool as one of these clubs. Right now, Liverpool has not made any approach to Bayer Leverkusen regarding the player.

The reality is that all four clubs want an AM player - and he is Bayern's preferred recourse assuming they decide not to take up the option on Coutinho. Manchester United are looking for an AM player and have been baulking at the price being asked for Bruno Fernandes (AM) and have not lost sight of Christian Eriksen (AM). They have certainly looked at him, but I am not aware of more than that and I am sure they have not spoken with the player directly. Real Madrid are also looking for an AM player and have been attracted by the low-cost option of Eriksen, buyt he is almost certainly heading elsewhere. Finally, Manchester City do have the need to replace David Silva but it would be a very significant investment in a youngster.

There may be a push for him to spend one more year at BL regardless of strong interest from elsewhere. THis would make a Bayern Munich move in 2021 far more likely.}

1.) 30 Jan 2020 13:53:52
This rumor never made any sense to me. Where would Havertz play in the lineup? Hendo has just been stellar, Keita looks like he's finally figuring things out, Ox has had decent form, and Wijnaldum is on the brink of an extension. He seems like he'd have to be a Salah replacement, and if so, how does that make us better? They're different types of players, and while Havertz is great, but our knack for scoring takes a hard hit if you swap them for each other.

2.) 30 Jan 2020 21:11:51
Well I can see keita going in the summer so there mite be space.

3.) 31 Jan 2020 13:05:46
we've speculated about keita leaving a bit before in here, but keita has looked great when he's played. it's true, his health is a big issue though. i haven't heard of any teams having interest in keita, and it wouldn't be good business anyways to sell a guy at a loss, considering that he has shown some promise. i think we're stuck for now, and need to hope he just gets going.

4.) 31 Jan 2020 14:01:55
Agreed Keita can be spectacular based on his record in the Leipzig days. But how many of us are willing to stake a winning season, next year, on Keita being there, based on what we have seen with him at LFC? And in any case, there is always a transition and there are always options. And Klopp loves options. Havertz can be the long term replacement for Henderson, immediate replacement for Keita or any other permutation Klopp wants to try. But Havertz is an excellent long term choice. Crucial part of midfield settled for the next 8-10 years if all goes well. Unless you think Curtis Jones is the answer (which I don't) .

5.) 31 Jan 2020 14:18:53
We could always have Jones AND Havertz to take our midfield forward over the next few years.

6.) 31 Jan 2020 14:59:54
Naby going nowhere and I’m cool with that.

7.) 31 Jan 2020 23:24:44
i like nabby.

8.) 01 Feb 2020 05:01:10
I personally think Klopp will give Keita 1 more season.
A lot also depends on what Nabby wants to do as well.

9.) 02 Feb 2020 10:30:06
Jones for me, remember this day, the kid will good, really good.



12 Dec 2019 09:43:49
Paul Joyce just put out an article saying Liverpool are close to signing Minamino in January who has a release clause of 7.25m.

What an exciting player/ addition he would be! Very impressed with him and Hwang.




21 Aug 2019 12:59:56
Hi Eds,

Question, do you see Liverpool going after Houssem Aouar in the near future? I know that we tried to sign him in 2016 and he was persuaded to reject us and it looks like we have still been scouting since then.

Do we still hold proper interest or are we just keeping an eye out for his development. Looks like he will be a top top player.


{Ed002's Note - Three clubs have a declared interest in the player but Lyon are not looking to sell this summer and all clubs are aware of that - there is nothing to say that Liverpool are looking to him.}

1.) 21 Aug 2019 13:40:45
Well Aouar2020 has been trending so fans seem to think so!

I am sure that we are scouting him but he will be a very significant outlay to prise him from Lyon and as Ed says there will be interest from other big clubs.

Guess it depends how the season goes and how our midfield evolves by the end of the season.

2.) 21 Aug 2019 21:37:21
He looks like he can become a great player and will be hot property if he can keep improving this season, he will surely demand a hefty fee though with many top clubs looking at him.



05 Aug 2019 09:04:23
Adrian Ex West Ham player is set to replace Simon Mignolet.


1.) 05 Aug 2019 10:16:31
A name that was never even mentioned. Little or no information been leaked from the club these days. Great to see even if it is a little boring.

2.) 05 Aug 2019 10:25:04
Wowee, I suggested this back in January. Go me! :)

3.) 05 Aug 2019 10:53:59
Didn't he knock Everton out of the FA Cup scoring a Penalty 2016.
He's already a hero of the Kop.

4.) 05 Aug 2019 11:36:16
There was mention of him earlier in the summer.

5.) 05 Aug 2019 12:06:25
Didn't see that this summer Gingerlfc to be honest. I more meant there wasn't a whisper about him until today when it seems it's as good as done.

6.) 05 Aug 2019 12:36:50
Great business - Migs can get on with his career and Adrian is a solid backup.

7.) 05 Aug 2019 13:18:46
Don't see any downside to this deal for any parties (apart from perhaps West Ham) . Migs gets to go play 1st team football in his home country, Liverpool probably saving a fair amount of wages with Adrian instead of Migs, and a decent transfer fee, and a good back up goalie, and Adrian gets to sign for the reigning Champions of Europe and get cup run outs and the occasional start in the league, probably on better wages than he was on with West Ham.

8.) 05 Aug 2019 18:19:36
Premier league experience, West Ham fans rated him quite highly. Good reliable number two. Sensible deal.

9.) 05 Aug 2019 18:21:04
I think Adrian is a very good option, IMO. I can think for a no. PL teams he could start for and us getting him as a no. two will make us very competitive during Cup games with AB1 getting the CL and PL games.



22 Jul 2019 22:41:44
Reports coming out tonight via Chris Bascombe, usually reliable. Stating that LFC will buy a first team player before the end of the window.


1.) 22 Jul 2019 23:15:16
Good job he wasn’t vague about it, that could’ve harmed his credibility.

2.) 23 Jul 2019 00:31:37
Any chance that the potential signing will have two arms and two legs and be able to kick round things?

3.) 23 Jul 2019 06:54:10
While some blogs have stated Chris has reported this I can’t find said “report” anywhere.

4.) 23 Jul 2019 06:56:45
Where? It’s not on his Twitter.

5.) 23 Jul 2019 08:13:58
How is that a story?

6.) 23 Jul 2019 08:22:31
A 1st team player. Would that mean a starter, or a someone for the 1st team squad. Because unless someone leaves we are not buying a player who would start in front of our first 11 (12 or 13) we already have. Think about it. Why would we replace any of the back 5, front 3, fabinho in cdm. So two midfield positions up for grabs and we've about 6 very good players wanting to fill them.

7.) 23 Jul 2019 09:32:13
A first team player for us or someone who is currently in the first team of someone else?
I think we can park that in the ‘wishy washy’ category.

8.) 23 Jul 2019 09:43:46
Reports coming out tonight via (insert random source), usually reliable. Stating that LFC will buy a “footballer” before the end of the window.
“We take no responsibility for this rumour”
T&Cs Apply.

9.) 23 Jul 2019 11:27:43
next he'll come out and say the a fit Ox and Lallana will be like two new signings.

10.) 23 Jul 2019 12:14:38
Well at least its something to go off he is normally a reliable journo, its more than the info we're getting on here anyways.

11.) 23 Jul 2019 12:51:10
I am pretty sure that Ed002 has said all window he expects us to go for a AM who can also provide cover for the front three. Until something changes don't expect daily updates.

TBH we should be praising the club as it clearly is very difficult to get information regarding transfers. so instead journos throw out drivel or vague guesses in the hope of being right or people to click on their stories.

12.) 23 Jul 2019 13:39:56
more info isn't "more" info leonRed. unless you just want headlines every day.

13.) 23 Jul 2019 14:58:40
I report that Liverpool may. or may not, buy or sell a player during the transfer window.


14.) 23 Jul 2019 15:57:45
to be fair to alexdavies1993 Chris Bascombe, did say Liverpool are likely to add a first team player, he actually wrote "Liverpool plan to make a first-team signing in this transfer window and despite Klopp’s description of returning players as ‘like new arrivals’ a little freshening up would be reassuring. "
Its in his Telegraph article analysing the Sevilla horror show.

15.) 23 Jul 2019 16:28:47
What "Sevilla horror show"? Losing a friendly is a horror show is it?

16.) 23 Jul 2019 17:01:14
I'd imagine Roy is referring to the extremely well publicised physical nature of the game and the red card shown to a Sevilla player for a horror tackle on one of our players.

Just a guess though.

17.) 23 Jul 2019 17:01:35
horror show
have you seen the game . not sure why but for some reason it was far from friendly to Sevilla . I am sure you heard about the horror tackle on poor young Yasser.

18.) 24 Jul 2019 00:51:55
To be fair to the OP the article is in The Telegraph but the comment about us buying a first-team player seems more a "throwaway" comment rather than an informed comment.




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28 Feb 2020 17:55:39
Worry quote from Mane about keita, shows he still hasn't learned English properly.

Mané: Naby [Keita] doesn't speak English very well. A week ago, Naby was having breakfast, the Physio came and said: 'We're going to try to go around the field'. and Naby replied: Yeah I like eggs. " I told Naby: 'You tell me you understand English but you say: "I like my eggs. '.


1.) 28 Feb 2020 18:04:30
Yeah that really really worries me.

2.) 28 Feb 2020 19:32:19
Would have worried me more if he’d said “ this is how I like my eggs in the morning “.

3.) 28 Feb 2020 21:54:28
I don't understand this frame of mind at all. You can understand that if someone says that football is its own language and you do your talking with the ball at your feet, I would accept. But that's not enough. At this level, how to play with the ball has to be communicated and done extremely well. And i definitely don't understand how a person can choose to live off the field without knowing the language or understand the communication of the people around him. It's just simply ludicrous and actually very dumb (being as polite as I can be) . My perspective is a bit biased because I moved around a lot in my youth and ended up having to speak 6-7 languages (I wouldn't have survived otherwise) ; so I don't understand why it's so difficult for Keita to make the effort to learn just one new language. Not acceptable.

4.) 28 Feb 2020 22:08:25
I believe he has pass some sort of English test now so he can’t be to bad. But I do agree about the language he clearly did even try to learn in the time before he joined us.

5.) 28 Feb 2020 22:27:03
that made me chuckle.

6.) 29 Feb 2020 00:14:50
Anybody else think Naby might have been having a laugh? I thought his answer was perfect hehe.

7.) 29 Feb 2020 01:07:10
In all fairness, I can't say
I like eggs in Malinké, Kissi, Toma, Fula, or Kpelle.
Probably could manage it in French.

Don't think It's a massive deal.

Run, shoot, square, line, mine, yours, give, go all he needs?

Besides, he could gave a masters degree in English and still struggle to understand Trent and Robbo!

8.) 29 Feb 2020 05:38:35
Hi ArAy1969 - I myself lived 7 years in the Netherlands and even though the Dutch speak perfect English you still learn the language by doing the natural things like renting and buying property, food shopping, buying clothes, watching TV etc - Naby is a bit different because he earns over 100,000GBP a week so he can employ someone to do all that everyday stuff and live in his own world. Fun fact, Jay Bothroyd plays in Japan and in Japan the football clubs employs a translator for each foreign player as they do not expect them to learn the language, if Jay gets a knock the physio and translator are both on the pitch.

9.) 29 Feb 2020 07:01:39
I think if you move to a country you should learn to speak the language its mad how a footballer needs to pass an english test I think that should be a minimum requirements for anybody moving to a country.

10.) 29 Feb 2020 09:03:29
I said this earlier this week ed2 seems lazy and are we going to end up with Naby
Being our lingard, he will come good?

{Ed002's Note - In order to maintain his Work Permit he has to speak English to a reasonable level.}

11.) 29 Feb 2020 10:07:58
I thought that Sadio was having a joke with this too.

12.) 29 Feb 2020 10:23:01
Hi KingCarlos, I see your point, but this kind of "elitist" thinking and lifestyle, prepares you for a deep shock when the career is over and the people running around behind you, and serving you, are no longer there. To me, it's cheating yourself out of knowledge and just a "complete" experience.

13.) 29 Feb 2020 10:42:34
It’s very easy to say he should speak English fluently but the majority of us have never tried to go to anew country and learn the language. It’s not as easy as just flicking a switch. It takes time for the brain to adjust and process a new language. Having said that, one has to assume his brain has a capacity to learn a new language given he was living in Germany. They say it’s far easier to learn a third language than a second language.

14.) 29 Feb 2020 10:44:02
If you're in an English speaking country you should be learning the language same goes for anywhere else. For him not to of made the effort with it, surprises me, what's his excuse? Other footballers do it. He needs a kick up the backside.

15.) 29 Feb 2020 15:19:53
Salah, I think he's had those kicks already. I believe he's developed a hard, kick-tolerant backside. Some people are stubbornly like that.

16.) 29 Feb 2020 16:08:51
I suppose it depends where the physio is from. I speak perfectly good English and I work with loads of Scousers and most of the time I can’t understand what they say and have to ask them to repeat. And same goes for loads of the other British accents.



24 Sep 2019 12:52:07
Hi Eds,

Is it true that we are taking New Balance to high court over a contract dispute? I believe NB think they have an option of an extra year to take them to 2021, but the club don't agree and are looking to move to Nike.


{Ed002's Note - It is a matter of what the contract between the club and NB says as I understand the matter. NB will claim that it allows them to match any offer made to Liverpool and to continue as the supplier. Liverpool will likely state that they have a different interpretation. It is a very strange clause to include.}

1.) 24 Sep 2019 23:18:48
Why would new balance want to even deal with us if we’re messing them around.

2.) 24 Sep 2019 23:40:22
Cause they're making a fortune selling our shirts. It's not rocket science.

3.) 25 Sep 2019 22:52:09
In terms of the actual shirt, the last 2 home shirts from NB have been so good. Nike has become increasingly standard. It's not the end of the world changing from NB to Nike, but if NB carried on making the shirts to the current standards I don't believe Nike could beat that. But it will probably come down to money are the end of the day! If Nike is offering us more.

I'll see if i can find the old post, if my memory serves me I think Ed02 did a amazing breakdown of how shirt sales work and which parties get what!

{Ed002's Note - For Liverpool as many other sides the motivation is to strike a deal based on sales - but you need to remember that sales is what makes Liverpool attractive to Nike, that does not benefit the club beyond the deal. Good shape at the moment to pull in a deal worth £85M a year or so. A significant improvement.}



05 Aug 2019 12:23:52
Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but the fact that Mignolet leaving seemed to come out of know where, with it not being mentioned in the days before that literally no information is being leaked out of the club. So there is still the opportunity that we are looking to bring someone in before the window.

Ed01, is this just because the club are being tight lipped, or has someone who was leaking information out left the club? I know we had a problem with starting 11's being leaked before games a while back.


{Ed002's Note - The chance of Mignolet leaving and his desire to return to Belgium has been mentioned all summer.}

1.) 05 Aug 2019 14:00:49
Were signing Adrian from West Ham.

2.) 05 Aug 2019 19:00:35
OP, Migs leaving us for first team football opportunities was already known since late last season and we were already linked with Adrian earlier in the summer cos I read those links in the media. Nothing came out of nowhere, really.



02 Aug 2019 10:38:36
Ed001, i've noticed that Harvey Elliott has been kept in the Evian training camp while 5/ 6 of the younger players have been sent back to Melwood. I know Elliott was bought for the first team even though he is only 16, but can we be expecting to see quite a bit of him this season? He looked to have a lot of confidence about him, and charged at the defence a lot like Sadio does, forcing the opponent into a decision/ tackle.


{Ed001's Note - he is expected to get a fair few sub appearances, when possible. It will be when he turns 17 that he will get more games as it becomes easier then.}

1.) 02 Aug 2019 11:13:18
Forgive me for my ignorance ed001, but can you elaborate on why it is easier when he turns 17?
I know he will sign a professional contract, but how does that make it easier?

AC from DK.

{Ed001's Note - because he will be a professional footballer and under no obligation to go to school.}

2.) 02 Aug 2019 11:13:54
That does surprise me tbh Ed given his age mate. Means he will be ahead of plenty of other youngsters that are a little older than him who will be in the U23 squad, when that happens does it must make the 19/ 20yo players think, hang on a minute how come he is in the first team squad?

Was it part of the deal and agreement that he would get first team chances?

Last thing I want to say is with this in mind our squad is full to the brim of players who are going to be looking to get a place on the bench, no wonder we aren’t signing anyone there is just no room!

{Ed001's Note - what does that have to do with anything? That is like saying Trent should not have got first dibs at right-back as Milner is older! It is about ability not age.}

3.) 02 Aug 2019 11:22:31
I would hope anyone who is say in the 18-21 age group at the academy would be motivated by seeing a youngster get game time. Then you can not hear things like "oh the youngsters never get a chance". It should make them really knuckle down and listen to the guidance they get because if they work and have a bit of luck (it's always needed) then they can get in the team.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have been off loading the youngsters - have you not noticed how many have left?}

4.) 02 Aug 2019 11:26:31
I get what your saying Ed001, I guess I just didn’t realise he would be with the first team from the off. He certainly looks like he has the ability though.

{Ed001's Note - he does have the ability, it is attitude that will determine his future though.}

5.) 02 Aug 2019 11:47:22
Ed001 any chance on doing a little article on him please. I have absolutely no idea of the lad until we signed him and only time I’ve seen him play was his very good cameo this week.

{Ed001's Note - I have added him to the player profiles list for you.}

6.) 02 Aug 2019 11:51:31
Out of interest, did Larouci, Bobby Duncan and Hoever get sent back from Evian? I was hoping Hoever especially would be staying with the first team.

7.) 02 Aug 2019 12:35:41
Adam, all three were sent back to Melwood, along with Sepp Van Den Berg and Adam Lewis.

8.) 02 Aug 2019 12:43:41
I have ed002, however I'm not sure it's relevant. If every youngster is expecting game time and chances regardless they are simply naive, similarly if they think no one will get released. However there has from the media been many narratives for different clubs over the last 10 years of youth is simply not given a chance to get through. I think I would be naive to think that as a young man if you continually see read or hear the narrative of you won't get a chance it would not have an effect on your motivation.

At Liverpool we do have examples of players that have come through got an opportunity grabbed it and never look back. This surely has to be a motivation to the younger players no?

I know in the past you have questioned how Liverpool handled young players on loan, I am not sure if you have given your thoughts on how we handle youth as a whole under the current regime, if you have the time?

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool are a club who are now looking to buy success - they are not really looking to any but the most elite of the youngsters - although they do continue to take one a year from Chelsea for some reason. There are likely to be changes coming regarding the trading of youngsters - the matter is to be discussed with various clubs and UEFA - FIFA are not going to be party to initial discussions.}

9.) 02 Aug 2019 13:43:01
finally a transfer! Liverpool are a club looking to buy Issac Success from Watford.

10.) 02 Aug 2019 15:51:50
I was disappointed with the kane mocking tbh. But he looks a great player. I predict he'll be one of the worlds best players in 5/ 6 years time, if not before.

{Ed025's Note - looks a great player robbie?, how much have you actually seen of this young kid mate?, to forecast that he will become one of the worlds best players at this stage is laughable..but not unexpected, liverpool fans are whoppers..

11.) 02 Aug 2019 15:55:09
Can't wait to see this guy in action. Looks a real prospect. It's been a while since we've had a silly haircut in the first team too.

{Ed025's Note - you have mane STG who has got a bit of a lily munster thing going on and salah has got a head like a busted couch mate.. :)

12.) 02 Aug 2019 16:17:57
Fair comment ed025. I haven't seen much of him but he played at 15! In a competitive match. Youngest ever prem player. You have to be special for that. I stand by my prediction.

{Ed025's Note - my youngest granddaughter is 8 months old robbie and im predicting she will end up as the queen of sheba...same thing mate..

13.) 02 Aug 2019 23:10:06
Can't wait for all those non elite youngsters to come through they'll be class 😂 the elite are the only ones who could get into our squad and challenge for places the same as most clubs. We could of course keep loaning them out until they're 25 hoping that one day they'll become worth something? Or do we just loan them until they're fed up and we've ruined their careers? Let's instead have 30+ players on loan so that in the event we get a first team transfer ban for cheating we can call them back and use them for a year as a contingency plan.

14.) 03 Aug 2019 03:10:59
I wouldn't read much into the idea that he's been kept in Evian solely for the reason of being used in the first team regularly. I think klopp may want to just get a look at him, see what his strengths and weaknesses are. Being a training camp where the team are constantly together day and night klopp might have wanted to see what kind of person he is as well as what kind of player.

He's only a child and his immature video this week would have frustrated the management, I'm sure klopp had a word to remind him that won't be tolerated. While giving him the chance to show his ability.



02 Aug 2019 10:17:07
For any of you Fifa players on here, it looks like Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush and John Barnes are all being added as Icons in the next game! I know most won't care, but for me its exciting to be able to use them alongside our great team today!


1.) 02 Aug 2019 13:04:11
I don't play fifa anymore but that is pretty sweet!

2.) 02 Aug 2019 13:44:05
As cool as that sounds I haven't bought FIFA for a few years, unfortunately it's just a buggy, microtransaction ridden mess these days.

3.) 02 Aug 2019 17:39:19
It’s been that way since fifa15 possibly even 14. FIFA’s best days are long behind them now, fifa 13 was brilliant.

4.) 02 Aug 2019 22:29:04
Fifa 07 was the last good one. Loved 07 and 04, great times.




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17 Feb 2020 11:47:34
Hi Ed002,

Is this a signing with the homegrown quota in mind, because i feel Cantwell plays in the same sort of positions Minamino and Ox would occupy who already don't get games. I feel like is interest i don't see why as we don't need him as we already have enough in that position. I don't get this one.


{Ed002's Note - Typically Minamino plays on the right and more attacking positions. Oxlade-Chamberlain is perhaps closer but seems to have re-invented himself as a central midfield player. Cantwell is a straight replacement for Adam Lallana Alex. He would be maintaining the Home Grown quota, but it is indeed something Liverpool need to keep an eye on.}



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12 Dec 2019 12:18:56
PakRed why would we do that when we are sending out Curtis Jones and Brewster on loan?




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05 Aug 2019 00:23:47
Apparently the keeper we are going for is McCarthy from Southampton.




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19 Jun 2019 14:34:17
We need another attacking midfielder in my opinion, we have enough forwards but no AM.

This is how i see your list above
Henderson - Box 2 box / DM
Wijnaldum - Box 2 box
Fabinho - DM
MIlner - Box 2 Box / AM (But ageing won't be a major starter)
Keita - Box 2 box
Oxlade-Chamberlain - AM (Coming back from a heavy layoff)
Lallana - Should be sold, as can't be relied upon.

From how i seen it we only have 2 AM one of which is ageing and will possibly only have 1 more season and Ox who has just come back from a long injury and could easily get a few niggles keeping him out for short periods. That means we are back to just Box 2 box midfielders and DM with little creativity coming from the midfield. I know a lot of our chances come from our fullbacks, but we need to have more options in attacking, someone to play balls through the defence. Although i do believe this is one of Keita's strong points in his game, so hopefully he steps up there.




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19 Jun 2019 09:20:25
I'm assuming Lovren is close to completing a move to Italy, so they are linking us to CBs.





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07 Mar 2020 23:17:50
I don't think we would be signing Werner to play in Bobbys role, he would play in his own way. The point is, to have multiple ways of playing so we can adapt.




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02 Mar 2020 11:04:10
Personally i'm not sure it's necessarily Trent being tired, i think our current style of play to FBs and cross it in is slowly being found out. A few times this season teams have had a very strong gameplan against it and it just doesn't work, but we still persist. We need more creativity from the midfield and front 3 through the middle like we used to. We used to tear teams apart with quick fast play through the middle and we don't seem to attempt it much anymore. I feel like this might be why we seem to be linked with a proper ST (Werner) and a creative midfielder, we need more options. Yes the defending was horrific and has become lazy, but our attack isn't firing as much, we have won a lot of games 1-0 which is hard to keep up, and the defence was bound to have a off day eventually.


{Ed001's Note - in what way doesn't it work? The problem isn't with the crosses method, it is with the players not getting on the end of them. The balls are still coming into dangerous areas and we should be scoring from them. Everyone wants to throw the baby out with the bath water after a couple of defeats. The system has set records, no one has worked it out, our players have not been playing well and that is the issue.}



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19 Feb 2020 09:55:21
Was there a target in the crowd that they were all trying to hit?




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27 Jan 2020 12:37:54
Ed01 half this team have been brought up in extreme poverty and some in war torn countrys, little distasteful to label them all as 'rich people' who have had a easy life and don't know the struggle of the normal working class. a lot of those players have lived through worst than any of us here.


{Ed001's Note - I am talking about their life now. They have it easy. I know their history, why even bring that into it? What has that to with whether they need 2 weeks off mid-season? If anything, they should remember where they come from and realise how lucky they are to live the life they do now and get on with it.}



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27 Jan 2020 10:37:16
Neil Critchley knows a lot more about the u23 squad than klopp does, so if the senior team aren't allowed to play as the letter about the winter break stated. Then surely NC managing the u23 is a better idea that klopp, he knows the team better. I don't see why this replay couldn't be played later on, there lots of gaps for mid week games.