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10 Apr 2019 16:27:05
David Neres of Ajax is the latest linked with us. Having a fairly good season the 22 year old.

Any insight into this one eds? Apparently we've been watching him at the very least.

c_matthews94

{Ed002's Note - Everton, not Liverpool. I am not aware of any interest being shown by Liverpool at all and he would not be an improvement over Harry Wilson, and as far as I know the club are expecting much of him. Joining Liverpool would be a risky and a big step up.}


1.) 10 Apr 2019 17:14:36
Nearly forgot about our Harry Wilson then. Would completely destroy his chances with us if we bought Neres. The mooted price was 40 million which, by the sounds of your description on him, is far too much.

Perhaps the links have mixed us watching him with another Ajax player instead.

Thanks Ed.


2.) 10 Apr 2019 22:14:59
There will be more interests in him I suppose, after today's game vs. Juventus.


3.) 11 Apr 2019 00:40:43
Saw him play for Brazil in the last game, and he was really very good; a game changer the moment he came on. Equally good today, versus Juventus. Right-footed, but can play on both wings, just like Mane.


4.) 13 Apr 2019 19:05:53
Still only young and a very respectable return this season with goal contributions. I've only watched him twice so my opinion of him can't be made yet but at that age there's plenty more potential. Personally I don't see Wilson in klopps plans, he's not suited to our style, he deserves a pre season and hopefully prove me wrong.


 

 

18 Feb 2019 13:10:29
Quick question for any of the Eds.

What do you think the situation will be with Milner in the summer? Will he stay another season or two or can you see him leaving?

Would Leeds getting promoted affect anything? I am confident Liverpool and Klopp in particular will want to keep ahold of him but he may be getting a considerable less amount of playtime next season.

Sorry for all the questions!

c_matthews94

{Ed002's Note - My expectation is that he will talk to the club about how he will be used next season and if it is to be on the periphery then he may ask to move - and Leeds would be the ideal solution if the club don't price him out of a move. Else I expect he will stay until the summer of 2020.}


1.) 18 Feb 2019 13:37:43
Thanks for the reply Ed002.

Peronsally I hope he stays. Very good for our youth players and I think he has the potential to be a good coach in future as he seems very knowledgable. Completely understand if he left due to playing time though.


2.) 18 Feb 2019 14:17:47
Milner is an exemplary player; I’d be over the moon if he stayed as a player or in a coaching capacity. I remember watching a video of Milner bossing the fitness tests, even though senior to most players and probably expected not to have the legs. Absolute hero in my view.


3.) 18 Feb 2019 14:45:22
I hope he stays too - what a model professional and he can cover midfield, right and left back. Tough to find anyone else who can do that.

As a bonus, he'd allow us to bring Adam Lewis into the fold in place of Moreno, knowing if we have an injury to Robbo at any point, Milner can step in for the biggest games where we may need an experienced head.


4.) 18 Feb 2019 15:52:22
100% agree. Getting Milner on a free was a masterstroke. Keeping him at the club would really help the youth players develop. I remember the Eds mentioning imagine what Xabi could have taught to the youngsters coming through had Liverpool resigned him.


5.) 18 Feb 2019 17:41:31
whilst he is a model professional, i think the big decider will be if Leeds get promoted to the premiership, if they do then i would be very surprised if he didn't move back to them!

we also need to factor that he is slowly moving down the pecking order and on the wages that he is on and the age he is we can reinvest that elsewhere.


6.) 18 Feb 2019 17:58:18
Pretty crazy reading 2020 there from ed and realising its just a year away 😭😭.


7.) 18 Feb 2019 20:01:36
Is Millie on high wages? I have no idea. If so, I’d like to think that he’d reduce his wages on a 12monther- abit like Kompany has at City (if I remember reading that correctly)

{Ed002's Note - hat would add another year to the contract.}


8.) 19 Feb 2019 12:44:55
Thanks Ed.


9.) 20 Feb 2019 11:12:57
I very much doubt he would agree to that Run. Why agree to be on less wages and not play as much here when he could have less wages but be a major part of a Leeds/ lower premier league side for his final seasons?


10.) 20 Feb 2019 11:49:43
Whatever he does, all we can do is wish him the best of luck, if he stops at Liverpool it's good for us and the youngsters, if he goes to Leeds it's good for him and for Leeds. Either way, he gets huge respect from me, a really nice fella who deserves to be happy no matter where he ends up.


11.) 20 Feb 2019 16:03:57
Couldn’t agree more Salah.


12.) 20 Feb 2019 18:57:52
I just really want him to win something with us.


 

 

11 Feb 2019 17:23:48
Ramsey to Juventus for a reported 400k a week.

You didn't read that wrong. that's FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND.

Thank goodness we stayed away from that. Much better options out there. (fingers crossed for Rabiot personally)

c_matthews94

{Ed0333's Note - Wow that’s just crazy talk...Do you think they’d be interested in Lalana?


1.) 11 Feb 2019 17:59:48
Worse still, the reports say the £400k is his basic salary. I assumed it included a MASSIVE signing on fee averaged out over the life on the contract, that he was able to negotiate because he was on a "free" transfer. I hope the reports are wrong in that regard.

Basically they've done the equivalent of paying a £40m transfer fee for Ramsey and then paying him £200k a week. I suppose it's not completely insane in the current market, but compare Ramsey to Fabinho and it doesn't really strike me as a great idea. And that's before they've paid his agent or any performance bonuses.


2.) 11 Feb 2019 18:01:43
Why's everyone want rabot? Average at best for me.


3.) 11 Feb 2019 18:14:22
If that figure is true then it's completely nuts, and in fact really bad for football clubs trying to build and hold onto their players. He may end up being an advocate for players to run their contracts down, with the knowledge that if they do, they'll end up with a massive pay day.

Players knew this already, of course, but when they see someone run their contract down and get £400k a week, more and more players will follow his example. Also, he's not even that special. OK he's a good player, but nowhere near the best there is in his position.


4.) 11 Feb 2019 19:08:18
£83m, over 4 years?!?!?!?!

For Arron Ramsey?!?!?!

OMFG!


5.) 11 Feb 2019 19:26:28
Jesus I'm aware that a higher salary is often affordable to the signing club due to it being a free transfer, but did Juventus have to go that high to convince Ramsey? it was far and away his best option.

Something we may not be aware of Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea what contractual agreement he has but that sounds well beyond what I would expect.}


6.) 11 Feb 2019 21:33:26
and there goes the 99p price for milk. How will I afford protein shakes now?!


7.) 11 Feb 2019 22:13:24
Juventus head of recruitment sacked by december. that's insane money for ramsey.


8.) 11 Feb 2019 19:04:22
Worst thing is this guy will be injured after about a dozenen games and then he will just carry on picking up the cash.

ED333 we should pay them to take both Lalana and Sturidge!

{Ed0333's Note - if only mate. I’d gift wrap Lalana & Sturbridge in pink bows and personally drive both of them to Turin if that were the case. It really bothers me that they are both still at the club picking up such ridiculous salaries and offering zero.


9.) 12 Feb 2019 01:53:15
£325k a week according to Sky, what an absolute mess. £325,000 to do a bit of exercise for 5 days a week. There are people who put themselves in serious danger in their job and get paid sod all.


10.) 12 Feb 2019 05:12:25
I think we will sell studger and lallana in the summer 100%. I think we already have replacements for both in wilson and brewster.

and ramsey wage if true is only going to screw the head of few cash hungry agents who will in turn fed (read f**K) up the minds of their clients. There are some much much better players than ramsey who are not earning half what he is going to be earning if rumours are true.
It was always going to happen though, the market was going unaffordable and clubs were going to buy on free destroying any remaining wages cap sense left.


11.) 12 Feb 2019 06:50:24
Ramsey is a quality player. His argument for the high wages will have been simple. 50% tax on the 400k means he will earn 200k after tax. The cost of his wages is equivalent to signing a player worth £31.2m on 200k wages. He could easily argue that Juve would not be able to get a player of his quality and experience for £31.2m. He is a goalscoring CM in the prime years of his career at a time when that sort of midfielder is making a real comeback in the game as opposed to the lower G+A but better buildup CMs such as Xavi, Iniesta, David Silva, etc.

{Ed0333's Note - you’re forgetting his signing on fee, agents fees, tax etc etc mate.


12.) 12 Feb 2019 11:28:10
Hey Juve,
I’m available on a Bosman 👍.

{Ed025's Note - after studying your performance in the charity match ron...juve said they are not looking for a stunt man mate.. :)


13.) 12 Feb 2019 12:57:50
400k a week is just insane, especially for a player like Ramsey. what is up with Juve at the moment?


14.) 12 Feb 2019 09:00:43
Cheers Ed002, I guess we'll wait and see if there's any truth to it. Insane if true.


15.) 12 Feb 2019 15:12:16
Or in other words SGRed "what are they smoking over there? " lol.


16.) 12 Feb 2019 15:49:47
Ramsey? A quality player? I’ve heard it all now.


17.) 12 Feb 2019 16:29:08
Ron - The Stuntman, Juve not looking for a stuntman - ED25 is a killer with those lines!

😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

(Sorry Ron, I hooe your not offended)


18.) 12 Feb 2019 19:29:37
I imagine over four year, for Ramsey it will equate to something like 10 million a game.


19.) 12 Feb 2019 21:25:18
What sort of money are they going to offer to Mo?


20.) 12 Feb 2019 22:17:59
Ed025 has been studying my cunning stunts 🤨

Just call me Colt Stevens 😎.


21.) 13 Feb 2019 17:26:55
Ron, what's the difference between a circus and a bordello? The circus has cunning stunts and .

{Ed025's Note - hey....me and zed do the jokes on here.. :)


22.) 13 Feb 2019 17:34:15
Sincere apologies Ed025. I didn't mean to start an international territorial dispute. But I'll make a deal with you. I'll stop all attempts at jokes and you stop saying ALL of us have red-tinted glasses. Is it a deal? 😉.

{Ed025's Note - no chance...i dont tell lies mate, you keep on telling them jokes ArAy my friend.. :)


23.) 13 Feb 2019 17:44:56
Nah. It's okay Ed025. I'll steer clear of your and Zed's territory. We all know you're a straight guy and tell it as you see it and I wouldn't suggest you ever change that. 🙏.

{Ed025's Note - i dont do PC and can never be described as a shrinking violet ArAy its just not in my make up mate...unlike rouge, lipstick and eye liner.. :)


 

 

 

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09 May 2019 21:16:27
Like most posters, when Spurs scored that last minute winner the nerves for the final really kicked in! I know a lot of people keep saying they’ve lost 13 times in the league but they’ve also won 23. They have the ability to really take the game to us. We’ll have to be strong.

Saying that, if you said to me a week ago we’ll be in the final against Spurs I’d be over the moon. So chuffed that this season can get the trophy it truly deserves!

c_matthews94

1.) 09 May 2019 22:11:07
Would life be worth living when Dier, Wanyama, Trippier, Ben Davies, Foyth, amd Llorente are walking around with CL champions medals. We cannot let this happen.


2.) 09 May 2019 22:14:33
Nerves are normal. I don't think the fact we smashed Barcelona 4-0 with a tired Weak Team will give them much confidence either mate. End of the day if both teams play to their maximum capability we win every time, so let's just hope the Line Up is right and we actually attack.


3.) 09 May 2019 23:00:55
I think the back four and the front 3 (if fit) will pick themselves as usual.

The midfield is trickier. Fabinho and Henderson are guaranteed I say. I wonder if Klopp will go for Gini or Milner?


4.) 09 May 2019 23:18:24
I think he would go for Milner simply for the experience he offers. Then later in the game swap one of either Hendo or Milner for Gini.


5.) 10 May 2019 00:23:56
it’s very close, but just about Gini for me. I think he offers a bit more goal threat but it will probably come down to who is impressing Klopp in training the most in the run up to the game.


6.) 10 May 2019 02:38:12
It's a tough call that one, personally I'd prefer Milner over gini from the start (just by a whisker though) . Then give hendo the licence to get forward as he's revelling in that role,! Would have no complaints with wiji starting though, hard decision.


7.) 10 May 2019 03:38:04
Gini has been our most consistent midfielder and has earned a start in the last game of the season. I'd use Milner from the bench.


8.) 10 May 2019 12:45:18
I'd probably start Milner and then bring Gini on either right at or just after half. I guess you really can't go wrong either way. Now the question is who starts if Firmino isn't fit. I don't see Klopp putting Gini as a false 9 again.


9.) 10 May 2019 14:47:24
Gini said he was angry that Klopp didn't start him against Barca. that's why he came off the bench like a maniac.
I say poke the bear again and start Milner for the first half.


10.) 10 May 2019 17:25:27
I'd start with gini. Milner experience would be ideal if we are in the lead with 15 minutes to go. If I'm honest it's a crazy choice for klopp as all four are playing brilliantly. I'd play gomez against wolves too as he needs the minutes and I'd consider playing him in the final too as there's no way kane, son alli or whoever are getting the beating of them. The ox too on the bench with migs, matip, big div, brewster (fantastic experience for the lad) and maybe lallana but I'd rather Woodburn or Jones.


 

 

08 May 2019 15:12:34
Do you guys remember when we were laughed at for celebrating a draw against West Brom?

If they only knew what was coming.

We celebrated it because we scored in the last minute to equalise and Klopp saw it as a sign of our "Never say die" attitude.

That moment last night, when the players were arm in arm singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" with the crowd in front of the Kop, will live with me forever.

c_matthews94

{Ed0333's Note - Excellent point mate. People thought the linking of hands at the West Bromwich game was embarrassing but Norbert knows best he knows how to build dynasties. How many goals have we scored in the dying embers of games it’s ridiculous. It echoes the United teams under fergie who would never give up until the 8th minute stoppage time.


1.) 08 May 2019 15:53:16
Exactly Ed0333! It was so much more than that at the time. I remember Klopp wanted to make sure our fans stayed until the ref blows for full time. We were rewarded with a late equaliser.

We're all Believers now. that's for sure!


2.) 08 May 2019 16:08:05
OP, that scene yesterday and in fact the game in general, was the final symbol of ALL the things Klopp has been trying to implement on and off the pitch at LFC. That is what we all saw. The next step now is to turn all this into REAL success with a trophy in the bag. Opportunity beckons again, lads. Let's go get it!


3.) 08 May 2019 18:14:43
that's what he said and the whole point of the West Brom game. it was never the result like every rival fan and meme has joked about, it was pulling the result back in the last parts of the games, for the fans wanting to stay because they believe and the players knowing that it's not over until the ref says.

that's all come to fruition this season and last night shut every doubter up, whole heartedly!


 

 

06 May 2019 12:10:00
Salah confirmed to be out tomorrow night.

I would actually be dissapointed if they allowed Salah to play. You don't risk any player like that. no matter how important he may be.

I still have faith we can do the unbelievable.

c_matthews94

1.) 06 May 2019 12:20:39
I think the front line tomorrow should be Mane, Origi and Shaqiri. Also put Ox in the midfield with Milner and Fabhino. Now we know Mo and Firminho are definitely out we need an attacking team but with Milner and Fabinho who can sit in front of the back four. If Ox starts he will score, it's meant to be after a year out having been I hired at his stage of this competition last year. Conceded and its mission impossible but don't score 3 and we are out anyway so may as well go for it.


2.) 06 May 2019 12:33:36
Kimuraking. th-- I think your team selection there is spot on. that's 100% my midfield and front 3. TAA also HAS to start.


3.) 06 May 2019 12:34:59
Can’t play the ox, he won’t have 90 in him.


4.) 06 May 2019 12:36:54
Ffs great news. So both Firmino and Salah our v Barca. It already was a tough ask but now seems an even bigger task.

{Ed002's Note - There was no question he would be able to play tomorrow if he had actually been concussed.}


5.) 06 May 2019 12:41:13
Shaqiri can really do a job on the right and has a phenomenal left peg, he doesn't play much but he is good enough to cause problems tomorrow.
Origi can be a big lump in the air and gives an extra threat from set pieces which I think could be vital for us.

If anything, Salah and Bobby missing makes us a bit more unpredictable.

We might not do it but I've got belief that we can tomorrow.


6.) 06 May 2019 12:44:13
Completely agree c_matthews94, need to put his health first. I think its too early for Ox to start, but would love for him to come on at some point. The odds aren't stacked in our favour, but you never know. I think Mane and Origi up front with big shaq in-behind.


7.) 06 May 2019 13:06:29
Klopp had a mare in the first leg. We're buggered.


8.) 06 May 2019 13:38:32
LiverpoolFC8, hindsight, scapegoating, defeatism all in one shirt post - why not belief or at least hope and support? Come on you mighty Reds!


9.) 06 May 2019 13:57:15
LiverpoolFC8, to some degree I believe you are right. However if we had scored the chances we had (and we really should have! ) then we wouldn't be in this position. Hard to judge.

Lets get behind them. It'll be some atmosphere that's for sure.


10.) 06 May 2019 14:07:32
Ox should start, he may not finish but after 70 minuets if he's had an impact it will be worth it. Bring on Gini and Hendo for the last 20 but we need a blistering start and I feel he could give it, get 4-0 up after 70 mins, Ox has scored twice and Barcelona are panicing . Hendo and Ginin bring the running and energy and we are through. God I wish it was that easy!


11.) 06 May 2019 14:11:39
I didn't have much faith we would be able to overturn the 3-0 before, now without two of our best players, it seems impossible.
Hope they both recover well and can make a cameo in the last game of the season.


12.) 06 May 2019 14:11:47
I just want us to win really. It would be nice to win 3 or 4 nil but I want Liverpool to prove they are a great team, just like Barca. It might not be enough this time but it will be good for future CL games and just maybe against Barcelona next season.


13.) 06 May 2019 14:20:50
Put Brewster on the bench maybe chuck him on with 20 mins to go tell him to just go and enjoy it.


14.) 06 May 2019 14:21:29
Shaqiri won't start, Brewster's got more of a chance lol. it'll be sturridge origi and mane.


15.) 06 May 2019 14:25:46
As Ed02 said, there is NO way on this earth Salah would have played on Tues. after such a collision, concussed or not. The protocol requires that he gets at least 5/ 6 days rest then, re-evaluated and then if all is good, he is cleared to train right after. We all knew this. The hope is that he can play on Sun vs Wolves. Same goes for Bobbie.

As for tmrw's lineup, Kimuraking. th has the front line spot on, as well. As for the Ox, I don't think he is ready to start such a game. Can he come on later on? Absolutely, I think he can BUT that is just my opinion. We shall see.


16.) 06 May 2019 14:30:47
Klopp did not have a mare, we pretty much had as many chances as they did, just didn’t convert any.

The second leg is going to be extremely tough without Salah and Firmino as we don’t have similar type players to sub in (which says something about our need to find a top forward to rotate next season IMO) so I suspect Klopp may use Mane, Sturridge and Shaqiri upfront with Origi to come on off the bench.

I’m not a big fan of Sturridge, but he’s capable of scoring off good service, and I suspect Barcelona will let us play and try hit us on the break knowing they only need 1 goal to pretty much seal things. A few good balls into the box from Trent, Robbo and Robbo and I think Sturridge could end up being our unexpected secret weapon. I’d use Fabinho and Hendo deeper to protect the back 4 and Gini in the attacking midfield role.


17.) 06 May 2019 14:33:14
All we can ask for is the lads to put 110% in whoever plays. Runs till ya lungs are burning.
We need a small miracle, but I'm still confident.

{Ed002's Note - It is not possible to put in more than 100%.}


18.) 06 May 2019 14:38:39
I recall Barcelona going to roma in the quarter finals last year with a 4.1 lead and duly lost 3.0 you never know.


19.) 06 May 2019 14:40:08
RedWolf, in all likelihood we have already seen the last of Salah and Firmino for this season. Klopp already announced that Firmino is out for the season at the last pressie. And if ManC win tonight, I doubt he would take the risk of playing Salah in the last game with the hope ManC slip up for their last game.


20.) 06 May 2019 14:48:56
That extra 10% is like God, 002 - if you believe it is there it must exist.


21.) 06 May 2019 15:30:49
Sickened to see no Bobby or Salah but glad that their health comes first. Sadly it show's our lack of depth in the attacking position's and after watching Studge play on the weekend we definitely need to replace him and add at least 1 more forward. Still believe we can beat them whether we can overcome the goal difference is another subject.


22.) 06 May 2019 15:47:55
Canadianscouse, depth has nothing to do with this at this point in the season as it is a false argument. It seems like any time we have a couple of injuries, the whole "lack of depth" argument comes up. I disagree. Sometimes, things happen that you can never plan for and that is life in general, not just football.

You say we have a depth issue whereas our subs have scored the most goals in the PL this season. We created a hat load of chances vs Barcelona W/ O Bobbie and could not convert. Was depth an issue then? Had we converted the chances at Barca, would squad depth be an issue then? Pls, make up your mind cos I'm sorry, one cannot have it all 30 different ways. Remember, It is the same squad players that have contributed massively to where we are today this season.

Salah and Bobbie are injured temporarily. It happens and there is not much one can do about it. We just have to hope that we can dig deep and try to overcome these absences, just like these players and manager have done all season long. That is my hope.


23.) 06 May 2019 15:51:49
ArAy1969, I just watched to Klopp's pre: Barcelona presser and he was asked about the availability of Bobbie and Salah and Klopp ONLY said they would be out for tmrw. He never mentioned them being out for the season.

Now that does not mean they are not out for the season. It could mean that Klopps thinks/ is hoping they both still have a chance to play some part this season OR he is keeping Wolves and City honest for the weekend. OR there is a chance Salah can play come Sun. I hope either or both of them can still play come Sun. We shall see.


24.) 06 May 2019 15:53:12
I think Big Div can win us the tie.

Barca will be cock-a-hoop with this news, in their heads they are already in the final. They won’t be prepared for Big Div, anything is possible with this lad and he will run through walls for you for 100 minutes, then he’ll put them back together because he’s such a great lad.

Barca will be thoroughly prepared to play against Salah, Bobby and Mane. They won’t expect the big man who bullied Dortmund a few years ago. Put your pretty football to one side because Big Div is in town 👍.


25.) 06 May 2019 16:56:23
RedWolf. That's great. Now have a look at the latest press conference which is the post-Newcastle game one. That's where he was asked about both Firmino and Salah. (Why would he talk about Firmino being out for the season, pre-Barcelona game, and then play him in the same game? And was there any talk about Salah being injured pre-Barcelona? ) .


26.) 06 May 2019 16:59:14
Ron, if Anfield is as frenzied as it was for Dortmund, we could well have a good shot at it. But that ball better be crossing the goal line; enough of those could haves and should haves.


27.) 06 May 2019 17:06:43
Haha Ron you always make me chuckle. I do think big div will play and I do think he will give them a lot of problems I just hope he has his scoring boots on. I think brewster and the ox will come on to give us a lift with 20-25 minutes to go.
I think we will beat them without question. I just hope we don't leave the door open for them to score. They will be trying to hit us on the counter knowing that just one goal will kill the tie. Come on lads, even if we don't get through let's beat them and beat them with a convincing performance to let them know that they were lucky in the first leg.


28.) 06 May 2019 17:09:25
What abt playing Wiji there? It's crazy plpl want to play hopeless Origi and lazy ******* Shakiri there 😝.


29.) 06 May 2019 17:23:14
Ohyoubeaty:
Big Div always has his scoring boots on!
If he doesn’t score he takes 3 defenders with him and opens up space for Mane, Ox etc.
He’s a bit like Crouch who Carra described as the most difficult striker he had to face. He’s not your tippy-tally tricks and flicks speed merchant, he’s a big lump with a never say die attitude and a knack for being in the right place at the right time.
Basically Big Div is a monster in the eyes of the Barcelona chokers.


30.) 06 May 2019 17:44:05
This might be a mad choice for some but i would start brewster up top with mane on the left and shiqiri on the right.

Brewster is a poacher with a lot more to his game than goals. He also has a shot from outside the box and has good link up play.

We need energy and a goal threats all over the pitch.

It would be surely a big ask for the kid but he is a highly confident lad and his energy and movement would be a lot better that sturridge for sure.

Id keep origi as an impact sub going at what would be hopefully tired legs.

Id keep mane on the left because liverpool need to get in behind and have good width.

The other intersting one might be to keep gomez at right back and play trent on the right of the front 3.

Id start ox and hendo in front of fabinho. As wijnaldum offers no goal threat and may even slow the play down at times when a brave pass is required or a second touch isn't needed.

Ox may only have 60 mins in him at the most. That might even be generous thinking. Id start him because i think his direct running and craft may put the fear into Barcelona from the off and help create a pattern of play they might struggle to get out of as the game goes on.

We need to get in barcelona's faces from the off. Upset their rythmn and make them panic. A slightly unpredictable line up might be a good way to do that.

So my crazy attacking line up that the defence would certainly not thank me for would be.

Becker
Taa
Matip
Vvd
Robertson
Fabinho
Ox
Henderson
Shiqiri
Brewster
Mane

If that line up were to score in the first 20 minutes it would make for some game. 2 nil at half time attacking the kop in second half. That would do nicely lol.


31.) 06 May 2019 18:39:55
I’ve got a feeling Origi is going to score the goal which wins us the title.

{Ed025's Note - he might have already done that at the weekend ron, or the one he got against us ably assisted by pickford..


32.) 06 May 2019 18:48:08
The team is now built around mane, salah and firmino. Its why decent players like origi, Sturridge and shaqiri can't get a game.

It would be a tough ask with salah and firmino in the team. Personally it was missing bobby that had the biggest effect on us not scoring in the nou camp. We had chances that he would have scored and he's the cog in that front three. The most important player in attack.

I hope wjinaldum isn't played up front but i hope he's in the team. he's been excellent this season and we will need whoever plays in the midfield to be on top form

I would go

Trent gomez/ matip vvd robertson

Gini. Hendo. Milner.

Shaqiri. Mane. Origi.

Id be tepted to play the ox, fabhino or keita but the old guard i trust fully. Its that 3 that knocked out city last year.

I gives us the chance to bring on more attacking players as Barcelona tire, the ox or keita. Fab is a brilliant defencive player but its goals we need tomorrow while the three i've picked are pretty solid.

It can be done, but looking at my team it seems a hard task. With mo OR bobby out id say it would be hard, with both of them out its a tall order.

But remember istanbul. We were away then with 45 minutes. We are at home on a cool northern evening. "youll never walk alone" will stir everyone on that pitch, refs, messi and most importantly our boys. We have a chance, we have 90 minutes. And we have smashed decent sides by more then 3 on many occasion. I have a feeling our captain will have a big part in our chances.


33.) 06 May 2019 18:54:01
Think you massively overestimate Origi! an Ok player, and better the studge!

{Ed025's Note - what!!, liverpool supporter overrating one of their own players??.. surely not dean.. :)


34.) 06 May 2019 18:54:25
Goal of the season that one against your lot Ed25 mate ;) lol.

{Ed025's Note - origi should be wearing a mask salah...that was daylight robbery mate..


35.) 06 May 2019 19:05:04
Dean will be eating those words next week 🍽

Big Div gets underestimated by too many Liverpool fans.
Not one of the favoured names so he gets hammered.

Klopp knows how good he is, he’s going to be like a caged lion unleashed tomorrow night.

{Ed025's Note - more a neutered tabby cat ron.. :)


36.) 06 May 2019 19:38:45
Personally can’t see either Shaqiri or Origi starting tomorrow even with Firmino and Salah on the sidelines. Klopp has said in his presser that we don’t need to score 3 in the 1st 10 minutes. Get your best XI on the pitch and work around that! Think Barcelona will start with the XI they finished 1st leg with, narrow midfield 4 with Suárez and Messi up top, playing on the counter. Think we’ll get our best opportunities from playing with width and set plays. So can see us playing 4-5-1
Allison
Gomez Matip VVD Robertson
TAA Henderson Fabhino Wijnaldum Milner
Mane
Then using Shaqiri Origi and Ox as impact players off the bench.
1-0 up with 20 mins to go would make for a grandstand finish.


 

 

01 May 2019 09:22:26
A few absolute p***** giving the Liverpool fans a bad name over in Barcelona. I hope the club find them and reprimand them swiftly. That kind of behaviour is embarrassing and shameful and does not belong in the game.

Peter Moore's reaction:

"We proudly sing that we’ve conquered all of Europe. But let’s treat this beautiful city with the respect that it deserves, and act in a manner that is befitting of LFC. By all means have a good time, but we are Liverpool, and as such, let’s visit here with grace and humility. "

We are Liverpool football club and it's a shame that a handful of fans don't know what that means.

c_matthews94

1.) 01 May 2019 10:16:35
They can not be classed as fans!


2.) 01 May 2019 10:36:51
I hoped they are banned from tonights game so the old man gets some justice. there's about 5 lfc fans who knew what was happening.


3.) 01 May 2019 10:45:04
Those fans are nothing but outliers and do NOT represent the LFC country. I hope they are punished to the fullest extent of the laws and statutes governing such reprehensible behavior.


4.) 01 May 2019 10:56:16
Well said mate.


5.) 01 May 2019 11:04:45
Disgusting behaviour but, as is obvious by the targets of their "joke", cowardly behaviour too. I think lifetime bans for anyway acting like that is the only appropriate response.


6.) 01 May 2019 11:06:01
The videos are embarassing. Most of them are old enough guys, not like they are in 20s or teens. Totally embarassing. There were even kids around, and most of them were just laughing!


7.) 01 May 2019 12:05:15
In their defence, the spanish fans are very aggressive.

{Ed002's Note - It is that the reason for the physical and racist abuse by Liverpool fans? Pitiful and very, very embarrassing.}


8.) 01 May 2019 12:07:59
The Club have made the following statement:
"Liverpool Football Club is working with Merseyside Police and the authorities in Spain, who are endeavouring to identify those involved in the incident. "

Such behaviour is clearly totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

It would be inappropriate to comment further while the situation is ongoing other than to confirm the club will follow due process in any and all cases of this nature. "

Now, there has been more shameful behaviour come to light.

Really hoping for a swift punishment. These so called "fans" have really let us down on a day when we should feel nothing but pride for our club.


9.) 01 May 2019 12:32:43
I don’t think they have a defence, it’s yobbish behaviour that is a stain on our fan base. 🤝.


10.) 01 May 2019 12:38:50
Really Robbie? Really? You're kidding, right?


11.) 01 May 2019 12:39:47
What pieces of poop, seriously, be proud of your club, but if you act like a piece of sh*t you deserve to be treated like one, if I'd seen that, I would have made that guy know it wasn't okay, but everyone was just laughing, and he'll feel like it was appreciated, if you see behavior like this, you are also in the wrong if you do nothing, or laugh, bullying isn't okay people, if you don't let bullies know they are bullies they never learn.


12.) 01 May 2019 13:07:52
How you can defend that kind of behaviour is beyond me. So, to counter the supposed "aggressive" behaviour of Spanish fans, it's okay to go after older people, is it? Must have been very threatening.


13.) 01 May 2019 13:26:49
The second guy, (think he was a very confused tourist) holding his ruined phone really got to me. Taking a photo and gets shoved into the fountain. Imagine on holiday to the incredible city of Barcelona and some absolute prick shoves you in and every photo you’ve taken just gone, you get out and are serenaded by a group of fat yobs laughing their fatter asses off attempting high fives. It takes a very special troll to derive humor from that. I’m off to the angry dome for a while.


14.) 01 May 2019 13:39:58
I have been to a lot of European away games over the years and while the vast majority of Liverpool supporters have always been noisy, boisterous, colourful but well behaved, there has always been a tiny minority who bring disgrace on the club and the city. The outright violent hooligan element has mercifully diminished almost to the point of extinction over the years but sadly the yobbish, boorish, anti social element - usually associated with alcohol - still attaches itself to our otherwise great support. The type of behaviour we have read about and seen on social media over the last day or so is typical and any right-minded person can only condemn it in the strongest terms. The morons who perpetrate such pathetic behaviour are the same morons who behave badly on a night out at the weekend or when they are on their holidays at home or abroad. Liverpool FC and its huge army of decent supporters are unfortunate that European success attracts these cretins and gives them the opportunity to besmirch the good name of the club and the city all over the continent. I hate them!


15.) 01 May 2019 13:56:26
couldn't have put it any better, agree 100%. They should get a life ban from all our matches.

The few posters on here trying in anyway to defend it are totally out of order.


16.) 01 May 2019 13:59:07
The club will find those responsible and put an end to them representing our fan base, unfortunately that will not deter other idiots acting in that way. I have visited a lot of Cities in Europe following LFC and have enjoyed myself, without becoming offensive and disrespectful. It's such a shame that Animals can put on a club shirt and become representatives of any team they wish. Scum are **** whatever team they support. I have stopped going to away games now it is upsetting to see the yobbish behaviour that a responsible person wouldn't commit done in the name of my team. It is a part of society that unexceptable behaviour is tolerated. Disgusted.


17.) 01 May 2019 14:20:22
probably the same "fans" that come on here and give ed2 a hard time.


18.) 01 May 2019 15:37:58
Well said aoe we should find out who he is and do something nice for him from real fans!


19.) 01 May 2019 19:28:38
No stone im not kidding. I shouldn't really have commented as i don't know anything about the incidents. English fans causing trouble abroad is embarrasing, i totally agree.

But, i stand by my statement that the spanish fans ARE very aggressive.

{Ed025's Note - bloody hell robbie, i like you as a poster but what sort of statement is that mate?, what them bleedin idiots are doing is bad enough without you making excuses for them, they are representing the city as well as LFC and are a total embarrassment to both...words fail me..


20.) 01 May 2019 19:47:12
victim blaming robbie. that's all you're doing mate.

{Ed025's Note - very much so faith..


 

 

23 Apr 2019 17:37:21
James Milner: “Someone who hasn’t been spoken about much this season is Simon Mignolet. It’s incredible how he is around the training ground, he has the best attitude I’ve ever seen in my life. ”

Well said. Credit to Simon Mignolet, a true professional.

c_matthews94

1.) 23 Apr 2019 18:54:54
A post so good, you posted it twice.

Thanks eds ;)


2.) 23 Apr 2019 19:14:38
Always looks invested in the team when he’s on the bench, celebrates every goal.


3.) 23 Apr 2019 19:29:34
Klopp always speaks highly of Migs and now we see why. Hopefully if we win the PL, he gets a medal (I know the 5 game rule and all that) cos he has been a good influence in the DR.


4.) 23 Apr 2019 20:46:11
I wish I was in his shoes (boots) .


5.) 24 Apr 2019 01:58:21
I have seen meunier interview during world cup where he said that mignolet is the most hard working player in the Belgium squad. The man might not be the best but one thing no one can take away from him is he is a wonderful fella and very hard working player. I don't mind if he agree to stay LFC as a second choice.


 

 

 

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01 May 2019 16:14:15
Shame that Ed! Couldn't see us ever conceding again if he came in ;)

Back to the drawing board.

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01 May 2019 15:46:04
That would be the dream Ed001. Is he available/ attainbale? Can imagine he'd be expensive at only 24 unless he was in the last year or so of his contract?

You've got me dreaming Ed!

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{Ed001's Note - no mate, they just sold one centre back, Godin is likely to leave too.}


 

 

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01 May 2019 15:34:10
ED001, who out there do you think ticks the boxes you are looking for in a CB? Personally (and hypothetically) of course.

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{Ed001's Note - the dream signing would be Jose Gimenez from Atletico. Can play left and right side of defence as well.}


 

 

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20 Apr 2019 10:40:38
Unreal Ed.

Your knowledge and expertise never fails to suprise. Thanks for all your effort.

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10 Apr 2019 17:14:36
Nearly forgot about our Harry Wilson then. Would completely destroy his chances with us if we bought Neres. The mooted price was 40 million which, by the sounds of your description on him, is far too much.

Perhaps the links have mixed us watching him with another Ajax player instead.

Thanks Ed.

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11 May 2019 02:13:06
Flying to Zurich and then onto Madrid. Flying via Frankfurt (kinda ironic) on the way back.

No match ticket. Not expecting one either. I can’t wait to soak in the atmosphere and Spanish sun (hopefully) .

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09 May 2019 23:00:55
I think the back four and the front 3 (if fit) will pick themselves as usual.

The midfield is trickier. Fabinho and Henderson are guaranteed I say. I wonder if Klopp will go for Gini or Milner?

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08 May 2019 15:56:30
I read not long ago that Juventus had plans to play Emre Can as a centre back long term. Do you see that happening Ed002?

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{Ed002's Note - No. They have replacement CBs on their list of potential targets so it would be as no more than cover when required.}


 

 

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08 May 2019 15:53:16
Exactly Ed0333! It was so much more than that at the time. I remember Klopp wanted to make sure our fans stayed until the ref blows for full time. We were rewarded with a late equaliser.

We're all Believers now. that's for sure!

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07 May 2019 15:39:59
Can someone tell me who the replacement was for Suarez after he left please?

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