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30 Aug 2017 17:29:03
Wolfsburg hoping to take Origi on loan for the season.


1.) 30 Aug 2017 17:48:52
Ox DONE DEAL - 35 MILLION. Medical to take place at Englands training ground. Been tweeted by his management team and Pearce. Welcome to LFC.




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12 Jun 2018 09:53:48
I’ve used the search function and read a lot of opinions on Nick Pope. I haven’t managed to find any evidence of genuine interest in him though.

I appreciate that we had/ have interest in Navas and Alisson. I also understand Macca believed we were interested in Butland but we may have changed course. Now it’s being reported that we have taken a step back from Alisson because of the price. People won’t agree with this but that’s good in my eyes, too much money on a player who, like Pope has had one good season, in a different league, albeit he is more suited to our style of play.

So do we know who was further down the list so to speak? Is there interest in Pope, will we go back to Butland? If what Macca said is true, and I was Butland, there’s no way I’d sign for a club after looking for houses and then the club says ‘actually we’re going to look for a better option because our keeper had a Weston in the UCL final. ’

Maybe Navas will be looked at once the merry go round begins? Is that the expectation now? I understand if you simply cannot know but maybe we could have an article on goalkeepers? Thanks.


1.) 12 Jun 2018 10:11:43
Ed001, I was going to start another thread, but I might as well piggy back on this one. I've seen various people talking about Pope and why he may be a good or better option than Butland etc. My question is what is your opinion of him as a keeper? We seem to have a crop of English keepers who people rate higher than they should because they are English, and Pope, I think, falls into this category. Like Pickford, when he played for Sunderland, got lots of exposure (or exposed lots of times) and looked better than he seems to be. Put them in a more progressive team, where they get less protection and have to make better decisions and their flaws get exposed.

{Ed001's Note - I did a player profile on him a few weeks back: HERE

2.) 12 Jun 2018 10:13:27
I don't mind doing an article on keepers mate. Might try a new writing style I've been playing around with.

3.) 12 Jun 2018 10:49:52
Sound like Adam’s on it. Thanks, I know we share similar views on Pope. Perhaps you could throw in something on how important it really is to have a keeper to fit a team. distribution or whether it’s better to have an Oblak (who also plays in a defensive team) who is great or a run of the mill keeper who fits better.
Alisson, although capped by Brazil a few times before his move to Roma, has had his best season this year at 25. Could there be 2 keepers coming? Karius and how he continues.

4.) 12 Jun 2018 12:29:38
English, Adam?

5.) 12 Jun 2018 12:40:53
Cheers ed, must’ve missed that one. Pretty much tallies in with my thoughts exactly. Makes a good highlight reel, but would be frustrating a lot of the time when his all round game is called in to question.

{Ed001's Note - spot on mate.}



01 Jun 2018 08:09:19
When is the GK carousel going to start turning then? I seem to remember Ed002 saying this year would be likely. Great call.

Alisson, Oblak, Meret, Leno, Courtois, Cillessen, Lunin, Perrin, Butland, Mignolet, Navas, Donnarumma. The year of the Goalie.

Just by that list we’re looking at new keepers (or back up keepers) for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, AC Milan, Udinese, Roma, Leverkusen. Oh, and Zorya Luhansk and Stoke. Fair bit of competition there.


1.) 01 Jun 2018 08:26:38
Forgetting Reina, Buffon, PSG, Napoli and Inter.

2.) 01 Jun 2018 08:45:03
Mignolet is so out of place in that list.

3.) 01 Jun 2018 11:27:01
DaRedMan, actually it's odd man out ;)

4.) 01 Jun 2018 11:55:58
According to german reports Leno is going to sign for Napoli and Hradecky (ex-Frankfurt) already signed for leverkusen.

Also Leno has a release clausle of 25mil € till the end of june if im not mistaken so he is moving this month 100%.

5.) 01 Jun 2018 11:49:41
Maybe Bogdan will join that list! 😂.



07 Jan 2018 10:43:09
Ed002, Pretty much every club that has a player linked with us has said they won’t be selling in January. This includes Monaco, Leicester, RBL. Is this posturing? Knowing that Liverpool have Some money to spend and a creative hole in the squad? I’m not an expert at reading into these things. Are Monaco really saying that he’s not for sale unless you give us most of that money you have? Or is it a case of Liverpool not doing the obvious and replacing Coutinho the midfielder instead of Coutinho the left winger? In which case the media are linking the wrong players?


{Ed002's Note - Not really, clubs don't like to sell in January because they don't plan to do so and they cannot get replacements. The thing is that the Liverpool fans want instant gratification and don't really care who arrives as long as they are expensive and it happens soon. Monaco has a lot more money than Liverpool and Liverpool has not approached them to buy Lemar - and they have said nothing like that to Liverpool. Michael Emanalo has made that very clear. Perhaps in the summer one of the interested sides can persuade them to sell.}

1.) 07 Jan 2018 11:00:05
Thank you very much. I’d agree, there is a lot of people just wanting a player at the moment. Lemar looks like he’s not coming. Liverpool are not interested in Mahrez. Gelson, no contact. Keita, only in the summer. Goretzka, Bayern bound?
I have a feeling there might be somewhat of a meltdown very soon.

2.) 07 Jan 2018 11:00:15
Oh, and thanks.

3.) 07 Jan 2018 11:08:05
I don't want us just to sign anyone ed, it needs to be the right person, surely we will at least try to bring in one of the targets you have suggested.

4.) 07 Jan 2018 11:14:06
What meltdown? We have seen several times how well the team performed without Coutinho this season. It would have been great if Coutinho stayed but still we will thrive without him.

5.) 07 Jan 2018 11:26:06
So no team what's to sell their players in January, because it's so hard to replace them and you end up paying a lot more, except for Liverpool that is, the geniuses at our club decide to significantly weaken our team without any planning for a replacement it would seem, not one person connected to football has said this makes sense in anyway, utter madness, if we get no replacement in and miss out on top 4, what is that worth to the club? 40 odd million.

6.) 07 Jan 2018 11:31:59
I don’t think we’re planning on signing anyone else in January. Here’s why:
-I’m being negative again (no, not really 😉)
-Whoever comes in will have to put up with Klopp’s rotation. I think that’s a hard sell in January in World Cup year if you are a player that’s currently playing week in/ out at another club. There’s no indication LFC are selling anyone else in January, we’re pretty heavily stocked in midfield as it is plus in the summer Keita is joining.
-Since the rumblings about Coutinho wanting to leave last summer we’ve bought Oxlade, Keita and VVD all record signings at the time. We’ve spent money already. IMO.
-The Premier league title has gone this season, that’s reality as far as I’m concerned. We are also out of the league cup. We are competing for top 4, FA cup and Champions league. I think the current squad is big enough to cope with that. Any player we get will be likely cup tied for FAcup or Champions league anyway.
-The addition of VVD will offset the loss of Coutinho IMO. Creating chances has been simple this season, we seem to score a low percentage of the chances we create, but still we are one of the top scorers. Defence has been our weakness and that’s why VVD will make an impact.
-January is a tough market to get right.

So I think in Ox, Keita, VVD and indeed Robertson (who has provided Moreno with much needed competition) we have gone a long way to addressing some of our major weaknesses. It will stand us in good stead for next season. VVD has half a season to build up a strong understanding with the rest of the defensive unit.

If no-one else comes in there will be no meltdown from me. We’re building slowly and steadily. I expect lots of movement during the World Cup summer. I think we’ll lose a few high profile players eg Can, Milner, maybe Lallana, Clyne, Sturridge perhaps Migs and Lovren. We will continue to build and improve.

7.) 07 Jan 2018 15:37:05
Well stated, Ron. Bravo, sir.



31 Aug 2017 07:19:13
Sakho - Sell
Markovic - Sell
Coutinho - Sell
Origi - Loan

Lemar - Buy
Van Dijk - Buy

I'm not a religious man, but please, dear Robbie Fowler, make this happen today so we can get on with our lives.




24 Aug 2017 10:24:03
Are you in Monaco today Ed002? Keep your ears to the ground. Any chance we could have a great bit of gossip?


{Ed002's Note - I arrived late yesterday afternoon and leave very early tomorrow.}

1.) 24 Aug 2017 13:38:53
How much are you offering for Coutinho this time Ed002?




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13 Jun 2018 19:21:42
The Express are just about the worst. What they will do is pick up any story from around the world, attribute a sensationalist headline to it, then publish it.

You know a lot of papers have transfer ‘whispers’ lists? The kind even they know are not true? Well the Express is a whole transfer whispers rag.




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30 May 2018 18:12:59
To the person who asked about Pope. If you could guarantee that he would always be as good (or improve) as he was this season then I would definitely say yes to him. But we can’t, and I just wonder if it’s one of those English players who has a good year and then Liverpool buys them to save some money. I do like him though, best English keeper in my opinion.




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28 May 2018 21:05:08
That is how you complete a transfer. Confirmed.




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23 May 2018 14:17:51
I see the consensus on Ceballos is that he would play the deeper lying role. I confess to not seeing anything of him live, I only watch Liverpool.
From what I have seen of him on the one and only YT, I can’t imagine it. I don’t think he has played there before and looks more of a link up player, running with the ball, short passes into forwards etc.
Like I said, I don’t know, only ever get time to watch Liverpool and YouTube as we all know is no real scouting tool but is that what we think is to happen with him if signed?




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03 Sep 2017 18:35:32
i have known Jimmy Bullard for a very long time. I'd just like to defend him a bit. A lot of people say these things and yes, sometimes he doesn't come across well but he's worked so hard through his career. From Gravesend and Northfleet when he didn't even look like a good footballer to playing consistently in the premiership and a call up to the England squad.
When being at his house he does come across differently, mainly when watching football. I've never seen anything like it. He doesn't watch football, he studies it. About 5 inches from the screen and can't even talk to him.





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14 Jun 2018 08:52:28
I am really looking forward to it. I can finally watch football without my heart in my throat like it has been the last couple of months watching Liverpool. I can just enjoy the spectacle and hopefully there’s goals and entertainment. I really hope Russia can put on a great tournament.




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12 Jun 2018 21:01:19
Thanks Adam. That was quick. Look forward to the rest. I know you get some grief on here and you have your detractors but you really do contribute a lot to the site.




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12 Jun 2018 10:49:52
Sound like Adam’s on it. Thanks, I know we share similar views on Pope. Perhaps you could throw in something on how important it really is to have a keeper to fit a team. distribution or whether it’s better to have an Oblak (who also plays in a defensive team) who is great or a run of the mill keeper who fits better.
Alisson, although capped by Brazil a few times before his move to Roma, has had his best season this year at 25. Could there be 2 keepers coming? Karius and how he continues.




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11 Jun 2018 23:08:06
That doesn’t surprise me, my friend himself is rather suspect. Enjoy your trip ‘home’ if you still class it as that.




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11 Jun 2018 22:50:17
Been to Sausalito. Enjoy. My friend is running a craft beer bar in nearby Tenderloin. Worst places to go while you’re there.


{Ed002's Note - The Tenderloin is a rather suspect area of San Francisco. I would suggest tyou stay well clear.}