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13 May 2017 17:05:15
Hi Eds,
Seeing post from brazilian news outlets that Gremio has accepted an official bid from Liverpool for around £23m which was handed to Gremio on May 6th and there president has just accepted? Any truth to this?


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea and it would be a lot to pay for part of the palyer.}

1.) 14 May 2017 11:13:20
It does seem to be too much of a hassle too sort a deal out with his ownership issues.

What does the club have to do to sort it out the right way? Do they have to buy out the third party first or how does it work?


{Ed002's Note - You need to find someone to negotiate the purchase of the remaining rights from the third parties and his agent.}

2.) 14 May 2017 11:37:29
Does that include Gremio in this case, buying him out from the third party before being able too sort out a deal with us?

{Ed002's Note - I don't understand the question, sorry.}

3.) 14 May 2017 16:17:40
Ed I know you will probably scoff at this question, but please excuse my ignorance - please take into consideration this is completely hypothetical.
Say the player is owned 70-30 by club and third party. Someone buys the 70 off the club. As they own the majority, can he legally play for them, or do they have to buy the 30 too? I guess as third party is not allowed here, yes, but what happens if you pay say 20 for the 70 and the third party owners won't negotiate?

{Ed002's Note - The question is fine. If a player is owned 70 by a club and 30 percent by third parties he can only play for a new club in countries where third party ownership is allowed. If he were to look to a move to one of the countries where third party ownership is not permitted, then he could not be registered to play for the new club. If the third party owners were not open to negotiating a price for the rights they own, then again the player could not make the move to a country like England.

FIFA have outlawed third party ownership although legally they are on questionable ground in Europe with courts refusing to ratify the rules in Belgium and Portugal. Portugal allows third party ownership as do the South American countries.

It means clubs need to negotiate with third parties (often agents, businessmen or sports investment companies for the transfer of players. The likes of Kia Joorabchian, Pini Zahavi and Jorge Mendes (vis his company GestiFute) all dabble in third party ownership. Some European clubs have third party stakes in South American players - Chelsea for example.

There is also a slightly sinister and unusual issue (and something that the football authorities would like to end) in relation to a low-tier Uruguayan club. It is embroiled in an investment company called the Stellar Group who financially control Deportivo Maldonado, a Uruguayan side with no real facilities and a small fan base. They legally hold (or have held) the rights to a number of players who are high profile (Jonathan Calleri, Alex Sandro and Pablo Osvaldo all come to mind) and were "purchased" and then sold on at a significant profit to the London-based investment company and the agent who deals with most of these players, Gustavo Arribas, who is also the Director General of the Argentinian Intelligence Agency. Manchester City would liked to have purchased Geronimo Rulli outright but only 70% of his rights were for sale he could not therefore play in England. To overcome this, Manchester City have sold their portion of his ownership and Deportivo Maldonado have sold part of their portion of his ownership (in reality Stellar's and Arribas' portion) to Real Sociedad and then agreed to sell the remaining 30% over a three year period to Real Sociedad to overcome Spanish rules regarding part ownership. Manchester City for their part in facilitating this has and agreement that they can buy the goalkeeper for something like €15m once he is fully owned by Real Sociedad (or for a cost of €15M plus a negoiated fee for the remaining rights). As with any buy back clause, they would need to any higher offer made by another side in the future. Rulli would not be eligible for a UK work permit but I understand that he will seek a European passport. That would be seen by the UK as a passport of convenience and would not help him. The player knew that if he moved to Manchester City he would have to be loaned out and eventually probably sold. Like Calleri, none of this is illegal but perhaps it should be - it is well beyond the third party ownership that is rife in South America. Deportivo Maldonado is a effectively a shell for Stellar and Arribas to exploit Uruguayan tax laws.}

4.) 14 May 2017 17:02:43
Now that's an answer, thanks ed!
I presume that company no longer hold calleri's rights as he played today?

{Ed002's Note - Calleri is on loan from Deportivo Maldonado - the ownership of which is largely London-based.}



10 Feb 2017 09:36:36
Hi Eds, is there anything in the reports saying we also want Damarai Gray of Leicester in the summer? He looked good for Leicester the other night, maybe one for the future!


{Ed002's Note - I don't know of any approach and if Liverpool would see Damarai Gray as "one for the future" then why would he move?}

1.) 10 Feb 2017 13:48:05
We looked at him in the past I guess and decided not to move for him. He is playing regularly at Leicester. I would rather buy one top class experienced than another Potential.



24 Jan 2017 10:48:39
Hi Eds, seen a few stories in the papers and some twitter people about us being in talks with Sporting for William Carvalho, doubtful but is there any truth to this?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any talks about Carvalho. The only talks with his club I am aware of was over another matter.}

1.) 24 Jan 2017 17:16:20
To do with Markovic ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



13 May 2016 09:33:46
Eds, have you heard of anny update on the Gotze situation? The internet blew up a little last night when Tony Barrett said we were in on going talks with his representatives, any truth to this?



{Ed002's Note - I have explained the situation. I am not sure the benefit of "on going talks with his representatives" but if Liverpool want Goetze they need to put an offer to Bayern Munich who are keen to move him on.}

1.) 13 May 2016 11:14:03
If one of coutinho, lallana or firmino is not leaving i don't see the need for gotze. Unless the game plan is to throw a load of numer 10s on the pitch and hope it works.

2.) 13 May 2016 11:41:11
Im sure lallana will be off to spuds to pay for the goetze deal. Lallana has been great but goetze is an improvement and younger. if he works out could even increase in value unlike lallane.

3.) 13 May 2016 12:13:56
Imo Lallana won't go to Spuds or anywere else and I think Klopp sees him as an integral part of his plans and first to press the opposition.

If were moving on the likes of Benteke, Ibe, Abd possibly others then Goetze would make sense.

I doubt the talks are ongoing though and like Ed has said if we are interested we no what we need to do.

4.) 13 May 2016 12:46:36
If we win on Wednesday then we'll be in the Champions League - meaning that there will need to be a lot of rotation.

Adding Goetze to the squad just means that we'll have better options the game before/ after a big champions league tie or better options from the bench surely?

Four doesn't go into three in a single game but certainly does over the course of a season.

5.) 13 May 2016 18:01:38
Mick If we win Wednesday we will have less games next season as we won't have to qualify for any European compition.
Considering Klopp has made 50 games quicker than any other Liverpool manager he should be used to the busy schedule now. Also I doubt Goetze would be happy sitting on the bench either.

6.) 14 May 2016 07:06:27
All of our current "number 10's" are versatile and can be used effectively as wingers.
We have very little depth to the side and even if we bring in 2 new wingers we don't have any quality replacements should we pick up injuries.




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09 Mar 2018 12:11:00
Not Liverpool related but would love to hear peoples opinions on the Ronaldo V Messi arguments?

IMO Messi is miles ahead of any player i have ever seen in almost every aspect, i think Ronaldo is an incredible goal scorer but for me Messi is a level above in all aspects, he scores almost the same whilst being to create for anywhere on the pitch. I am convinced that left foot is robotic. Can only imagine the destruction that would be caused if they both played together.

Whats your opinion Eds and Reds?


1.) 09 Mar 2018 12:56:32
Ronaldo is a much nicer person, and I think he is a more complete player. Messi has weaknesses, Ronaldo doesn't.

However, Messi in terms of vision, speed of thought, technique, dribbling etc is just on another planet to everyone in the modern game. The problem I have with Messi is that he is lazy and arrogant in the wrong ways.

When Argentina were in a major competition final the other year, Mascherano got everyone in a circle and tried to motivate them whilst captain Messi stood away on his own. His arrogance cut him off from his team mates at a time when they needed him.

When Ronaldo went off injured in a major international final, he still tried his hardest to be involved and motivate his team mates. His arrogance is channelled. He still believed he was good enough to help from the airlines, but at least he wanted to help.

Ronaldo cares. On and off the pitch. His training routine is inhuman. His charity work is genuine and compassionate. You look at his face on the pitch and see emotion.

Messi was just blessed. He doesn't care and his charity work seems like it's half hearted and he's being signed up to it by his agent for his image. He's emotionless.

I will always prefer Ronaldo, but i'm under no illusion and fully accept that Messi is the better player.

2.) 09 Mar 2018 14:50:30
I think you need to google the charity work that Messi has done MK before throwing him under a bus. Building schools in Syria, Lionel Messi Foundation (medical research), visiting Haiti, Bangkok, meeting young people with disabilities and so on.

3.) 09 Mar 2018 15:52:27
I think it’s rather harsh judging players on their personalities when you have met neither. As you said footballing wise Messi is in a different planet, everything else you said is just pure speculation.

4.) 09 Mar 2018 16:23:07
Wow Ronaldo a nicer person than Messi MK? When I read that sentence I thought u were being sarcastic but then realized u actually meant it? That is incredible.

On another note Messi is the best IMO but the player I most enjoyed watching will always be ronaldinho, he was a joy to watch and made me love football when I first seen him.

5.) 09 Mar 2018 16:33:17
Off topic I personally think Ronaldinho had more talent than both combined.

6.) 09 Mar 2018 16:46:00
I often think that Smeg when people are judging players. Some of the players will be horrible human beings. I just support them on the pitch, off the pitch I hope they do the right things but I have no idea if they are decent people.

About the only current ex player I am glad is doing well is Lukas. But again I am making an educated guess on him as a person, oh and I support Rafa.

7.) 09 Mar 2018 17:16:25
Agreed mark08. For example I've never liked Jon Walters, he always did well against us, seemed to love beating us and seemed to be a bit of a dirty player. I recently saw an interview with him speaking of how he lost his mum when he was 11 years old, he was very emotional and I couldn't help but feel bad for him. It made me realize that what we see of a footballer is a fraction of their lives and unless we really know them how can we judge their character.

8.) 09 Mar 2018 19:22:26
Didn't Ronaldo open a museum dedicated to himself in Madeira? And Messi is the arrogant one.

9.) 09 Mar 2018 19:25:01
If you know about his charity work then it makes that charity work a bit self serving. If I were a multi millionaire and was involved with charity work I would not phone the media everytime I wrote a cheque. If these guys DID NOT do charity work they would be considered monsters imo. I like to think they do a lot we don't know about. I think 6/ 7 years ago Messi was the best but in the last 5 years I think Ronaldo is better, probably looked after his body a bit better. Of those 5 years maybe Messi steals one season.

10.) 09 Mar 2018 21:49:48
I think Messi is more talented. However, Ronaldo's dedication and focus - to me - has taken him over Messi in the past couple of years.
When Zidane won the best player award in 2003, I remember Gattuso saying it was undeserved and Zidane only won on talent, which means Maradona should've been the best for every year he played.
Talent has to translate to success. Ronaldo IMO is the best and most decisive player for now.
But for who's the best all time, neither is my number 1, 2 or 3. They are equals - on the same level.

11.) 09 Mar 2018 22:43:02
Messi is natural. Pure divine! Ronaldo is the best ever trained human product imo!



31 Jan 2018 20:05:52
Leipzig just signed Ademola Lookman on loan? Maybe an attacking player to help with them losing Keita today? ;)


1.) 31 Jan 2018 20:14:52
Keita will be signed by 11pm!



03 Jan 2018 16:53:29
Ed01, Quick question wheres Grujic in Klopps plans? I thought he really like him. He never gets a chance even though he looked quite promising. Heard that there is interest from Bristol City wanting him on loan.


{Ed001's Note - he's been injured or he would be on the bench.}



03 Jan 2018 10:03:05
GAZZETTA are reporting that we along with PSG are interested in the Brazilian/ AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker. Could this be the 6ft 4 with smooth hands we've been looking for?


1.) 03 Jan 2018 10:25:17
See here we go, due to Ed twos clues, he's even got the media thinking, now they're pulling out random players who are 6ft 4 out the hat.

2.) 03 Jan 2018 10:25:25
Alisson is a good keeper whio is very comfortable with the ball and commands his box well, PSG have Arrelo so unless they plan on selling him than i doubt he will move there, Yes i know they plan on selling Trapp but can't see neither wanting to play back up keeper.

{Ed001's Note - that Areola is a bit of a tit though, so it would be no surprise if they replaced him ;-)

3.) 03 Jan 2018 10:33:53
We need a new keeeper and id love us to get Oblak but can't see us paying his release clause, Alisson and Butland are the ones im hearing were looking at.

4.) 03 Jan 2018 10:46:59
Alisson was a ropic for us even before the "hints". At least in the media. I belive one of the Eds confirmibg that Butland and Alisson was being watched a couple of weeks ago.

5.) 03 Jan 2018 10:49:04
That was wasted on BigD! Straight over his head!

{Ed001's Note - I know :-(

6.) 03 Jan 2018 11:44:28
Yeah breast not to mention it irish. 😉.

7.) 03 Jan 2018 11:54:06
Was going to say that too ed001 don't know how he didn't pick up on it.

{Ed001's Note - some people just don't notice things.}



22 Aug 2017 11:23:30
Looks like Coutinho has started back tracking on earlier actions and comments, his entourage in a Brazilian paper (Estadão) are saying that it was all essentially Barcelona telling him what to do, they say he was manipulated by Barcelona to threaten to never play for the club again to help force the move he wanted (Same as Dembele), but that he never really had the will to never play for LFC again. They say that in principle he will stay and play for LFC but most likely after international break.

What does everyone think, i personally think we should just move on from it, we need Phils creativity if we are to achieve anything this season, this sort of thing happens in football.


1.) 22 Aug 2017 12:19:35
I think we should give him a bit of stick next time he plays just to reiterate how pxssed we are then move on and give him a big kiss when he scores a top corner screamer against the mancs and toffs.

2.) 22 Aug 2017 12:20:13
It was also be his agent looking for a HUUUUGGEEEE payday. I think it was ed2 (correct me if i’m wrong) who said Coutinho doesn't look like the type of player who would do what he has done and that he had been pressured even into signing his new contract (because again the Agent gets a nice pay check from it)
Coutinho will be back in the side quite quickly and hopefully will play his heart out.
He needs to sack that agent of his though!

The family thing, not sure if that would be the agent again telling them what to say to help force a move.

Either way Coutinho is the one who looks like the bad guy and a lot of fans will be pretty pissed off at him for a while, but many more will support him still as soon as he steps onto the pitch. Could be a while for his form to return depending on how badly a certain section of fans chant/ boo at him.

3.) 22 Aug 2017 12:20:59
Just move on.

4.) 22 Aug 2017 12:26:09
Interesting that.
Reflects the stuff coming out of Dortmund.

5.) 22 Aug 2017 12:34:58
dirty tricks from Barcelona thinking they can do what they like if what is said is true could we put a complaint in to fifa along with Dortmund I know we can't hold are heads up to high with our antics but that seems just as bad to me don't think we have been telling players of other clubs what to do to try and force moves.

6.) 22 Aug 2017 12:41:21
Kia Joorabchian looks like a grubby see-you-en-tee.

7.) 22 Aug 2017 12:46:26
He's not an angel as clearly wanted the move, but a lot of the rubbish in the press is I'm sure just noise and rubbish or coming from parties other than Coutinho himself. It comes down to what he actually said behind closed doors, and if Klopp is happy for him to stay then so am I.

So long as he knuckles down and respects the shirt then move on.

8.) 22 Aug 2017 12:50:13
I think he should never wear a Liverpool shirt again.

9.) 22 Aug 2017 13:12:05
Redtel, you don't cut your nose to spite your face as that makes no sense. We need him and we all know it and so does Klopp. Suarez did way worse and we took him back so let's just put some perspective on here.

As for Cou, he has been w/ us for 4 years and we know the boy very well. Anyone paying attention should have known that he was not the one putting out all the fake news coming out of his camp that the "family member" (cough agent cough) about him not liking Klopp and the other trash.

I knew it was bullocks the minute I heard the "Cou is upset with Klopp cos Klopp substitutes him too much". What do you expect from an agent named Kia Joorabchian? Like Aidy Ward, a true piece of work.

Now, did he put in the TR and orchestrate the whole thing from jump? Yes and he should own that part and take responsibility for that. However, we all know who he is and he does not have the spine to do all the crap we are seeing. Now, his team is back tracking cos Cou is going nowhere. Not surprised.

10.) 22 Aug 2017 13:27:32
You shouldn't cut your nose off to spite your face. And is booing him going to help? No. Not at all. Neither is burning shirts and daubing graffiti. But by the same token, he shouldn't be able to walk straight into the first team picture.

11.) 22 Aug 2017 13:29:06
The TR was sent by email, who’s to say the agent doesn't have access/ control over the account?

12.) 22 Aug 2017 13:40:46
Dennis he's our best player, why shouldn't he be able to walk into the, "first team picture"? What should we do with him? Play him in the U23s?

13.) 22 Aug 2017 13:51:43
Because he should be sold Jeme, that's why.

14.) 22 Aug 2017 13:47:40
Theres so many different versions of different stories going around regarding the non-transfer, who knows what really happened. Just treat him like any other player and cheer when his name is read out and celebrate when he scores. he's playing in a red shirt this season so let's remind him how close he came to walking out on the best supporters in the world. Personally, i can't wait to watch him in a Liverpool shirt again regardless of what has, or hasn't, occured this summer.

15.) 22 Aug 2017 14:02:59
One question for all the couts haters. do you love Stevie g.
He put in a transfer request because he wanted to move to Chelsea. after we had just won the CL. we moved on, he then went on to be what he is. a LFC legend.

I'm disappointed PC but we move on, and support him. because him and lallana, behind our front 3 is a potential championship winning combo.

16.) 22 Aug 2017 16:18:14
So yet again quotes that aren't direct from the player and are from people who don't even want their own name attached result in the lad getting kicked by some people. He has actually said nothing other than being keen to move to a club that LFC have know for over a year he wanted to play for.




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25 Jan 2018 02:00:55
I seen some things saying that if Monaco can get a replacement in then the deal will be done.

I do hope so!




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06 Jan 2018 22:36:10
Why would we necessarily be playing Mahrez out wide? People can change positions which we have seen with Klopp multiple times.




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11 Aug 2017 10:07:46
Melissa Reddy as just said FSG has stated no offers for Coutinho will be accepted and he will be a Liverpool player come September 1st.

Make of that what you will.




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08 Aug 2017 13:09:54
Ed02 seeing as you keep bringing up win ratio as a stick to bash Klopp with, heres some stats on the last full season each manager had for the club. But this wouldn't suit your Klopp bashing would it.

Rogers 14/ 15:
58 Games
26 Wins
14 Draws
18 Losses

44% Win Ratio

Klopp 16/ 17:
47 Games
27 Wins
11 Draws
9 Losses

57% Win Ratio.


{Ed002's Note - So you are looking at it selectively. Hopeless. I am not "bashing" Klopp - everything I have said is TRUE.}



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04 Aug 2017 15:50:28
I'm sorry but the majority of people would not see this as embarrassing or humiliating because we don't live in your football world. I am sure the majority of football fans of any teams has completely forgotten it had happened. At the end of the day its a bunch of ridiculously paid people squabbling, with rules put in place that i have seen a ridiculous amount of stories about how clubs break rules, peoples problem is how you say Liverpool fans are trying to justify Liverpools actions yet you completely glaze over any misdoings of every other club when suggested to you. Do you give other teams this much stick when they make a mistake, cause it doesn't seem like it.


{Ed002's Note - It is not a mistake - it was a series of deliberate acts. And yes, if it were the same at clubs I would make the point just as clearly. The difference is that the fans of other clubs don't keep asking the same thing over and over again - which means I have to keep explaining over and over.}




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16 Mar 2018 11:29:19
There are no easy games in the CL, let's not forget that Man City won't be happy to get us either. Only team to beat them in the Premier league this season, and it was an even game before Mane got the red the first time.

Either way this will be a great game to watch. Probably the best of all the draws.

Come on you reds!




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17 Aug 2017 20:52:55
Viceroy, Draxler is not jumping around at all? He hasn't told PSG he wants to leave, he's been told by PSG that he's not in there plans for the first team. So if he wants to play regularly he needs to leave.




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17 Aug 2017 12:46:03
Are Barcelona not doing the exact thing Klopp got slated for by briefing the media? Fine Coutinho has been courting Barcelona as ED02 has said, but with all the 'news' Spanish media is clearly getting from someone around Barcelona, they are causing a massive rift between fans an the club? Why is this not considered wrong, we are being told by the club one thing, and spanish media are claiming a completely different thing which they have been clearly told by someone in or around Barca.


{Ed002's Note - Move on. It has been explained over and over again.}



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14 Aug 2017 09:44:02
Andy what else did you expect on a website specifically about transfer rumours?