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21 Jun 2018 09:05:09

In the past you mentioned Sturridge was overpriced by Pool.
Are you aware if the price has now been lowered and is it more reasonable for other suitors?
Or, still know one wants a bar of it?


Tommy T.


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have given a price to his agent that will make any transfer difficult unless they (a) lower the asking price, and (b) contribute to his wages.}

1.) 21 Jun 2018 09:21:12
on a more broader spectrum do you think this is a recurring theme for players now, we are trying to get too much for them e. g. Markovic.

{Ed002's Note - Clubs will always try and get the best deal they can, but they need to avoid things like supplementing wages as it can be a financial disaster. Everton and Rooney is about to be a good example.~

2.) 21 Jun 2018 12:40:42
Agreed I should of reworded it to priced out of a move.

Are we currently paying part of any transferred players wages at the moment?

{Ed002's Note - Not that I know of, only some loan players.}

3.) 21 Jun 2018 13:57:43
Maybe clubs are hoping a rich Chinese club comes in for sturridge. He would totally light up China lol.

4.) 21 Jun 2018 14:54:44
Not if he's on the bench Fatboy.

5.) 21 Jun 2018 16:55:42
The smart move would to be place a very minimal transfer fee on Sturridge, if one at all, and almost let him walk to the team of his choice where the buying club simply pay wages to him. Probably unlikely that happens though.

6.) 21 Jun 2018 21:28:07
The longer he stays the more we pay in wages obviously so makes sense to lower price. I think £5million would attract clubs, same applies to Markovic really.

7.) 22 Jun 2018 12:09:38
When is Sturridges contract up?

8.) 22 Jun 2018 12:29:49

You'd imagine that some form of structured payment depending on appearances could be worked out. If he goes on loan I'll still be rooting for him to get fit and score some goals. I like the guy but he's just taking up space and wages in the squad.
How about Lallana, Ed? Have they put an inflated price tag on him also?

{Ed002's Note - He has a contract, if he stays or goes on loan it is not something that can be negotiated. I am not aware of Liverpool offering Lallana for sale.}

9.) 22 Jun 2018 18:14:36
totalsportek. com say Sturridge has 2 years left on his contract on 120k/ week but indicate it ends in 2019 so I think it is only 1.

If we where able to sell Sturridge I can imagine he will want a healthy signing bonus to sign a new contract as you have to believe he will not get anything close to what he is on now so take that of the price anyone would pay.

I can't help feel thou if he stays he will be more motivated to play as he will be looking for a new contract at the end of the year!
If he stays I will support him and hope he can find some fitness and form! If he leaves I will wish him all the best!

10.) 23 Jun 2018 01:45:32
DS wants to stay!



11 Jun 2018 10:17:04
ED002 or ED001

Hope all is well!

It seems Alisson Becker would ideally like his future sorted in the coming days/ weeks, do you boys still see his most likely suitor to be RM?

Thanks for all your knowledge.

Tommy T.


{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer “most likely” questions but he would like to move to Madrid.}

1.) 11 Jun 2018 10:58:20
Ed can i ask you opinion on the cillesen rumours. they won't go away and i just can't understand buying a 29yr reserve keeper for 40m. Please confirm its rubbish.

{Ed001's Note - the interest is in him as a back up, he is nowhere near first choice, thankfully.}

2.) 11 Jun 2018 11:11:22
Appreciate your response.

Im trying to possibly see if you can give me any details or any hope at all that Liverpool may place a bid for this beat of a player. Out of fall players I would like him the most, fingers crossed.

I think it was a few weeks a go I had asked a question and I recall you mentioning klopp is a loyal manger as I was comparing him to what Mourinhio may do in this situation, however, I do like loyalty myself. (this question was also prior to the UCL GF)

Just wondering if anything could change here.

Thanks Ed.
love your work.

{Ed002's Note - To be fair it has rather been done to death. In discussionsn with Roma about another player, another club who asked were told they have to wait for Alisson as the player really wants to move to Madrid.}

3.) 11 Jun 2018 11:23:20
Expensive back up. Are there any other keepers as a possible ed, or just whst has been explained in Allison, Butland.

{Ed002's Note - RTFP.}

4.) 11 Jun 2018 12:09:42
Cillessen has the same flaws in his game as Mignolet. Plus he’s barely played over the last two years. Hopefully Chelsea will sign him instead.

5.) 11 Jun 2018 12:33:21
Hope Alisson's knees are ok!

6.) 11 Jun 2018 14:17:04
Just read on Sky Sports that their "sources" rates it unlikely that Alisson will join Liverpool.

7.) 11 Jun 2018 14:52:43
No doubt it will be FSG out if he doesn’t join us and picks another club over us ( assuming we ever made a bid that is)

8.) 11 Jun 2018 14:54:06
Sources = ed002!

9.) 11 Jun 2018 15:00:47
Ed2 wouldn't Allison be bought as a second choice to De Gea/ Courtois if Real were to succeed in their attempts to buy either of those two? Is it still a move he would look to if that scenario was to occur, or does he want to be first choice? I remember reading that Real tried to sign a keeper in January but he wasn't happy to play second fiddle so rejected them. I forget the name. Sorry if this is the wrong page to post this.

{Ed002's Note - This is the Liverpool late.}

10.) 11 Jun 2018 15:03:07
I was just about to say the same thing now Smedegaard!

I wonder how much Sky Sports pay these "sources" of theirs!

Thank you Ed002, aka "The Source. "

11.) 11 Jun 2018 18:48:35
Tbh i would prefer he didn't come if his preference is real. If real don't buy him and we get him instead it will be the usual story of him developing into a world class player here and then decide he wants out to play for Barcelona or real.

Get someone in who wants to take us to the next level, not use as as a stepping stone.

12.) 13 Jun 2018 08:18:01
Just read on Sky Sports that their "sources" rates it unlikely that Alisson will join Liverpool.

*Club shop starts printing his name on shirts*


13.) 13 Jun 2018 11:00:35
Possibly alisson to athletico and oblak to us.



20 May 2018 03:05:19
EDS please continue providing input on Liverpool page, you're extremely valued here.

I read an article stating the difficulties Arsene Wenger had in the past signing his Wishlist.
I can't recall if he said when he tried to sign Messi 'the deal was difficult because he was sponsored by Nike' and also Barcelona didn't want him to leave.

Which made me curious -> In this day an age
'Do signing players have a great impact on whom the individual is sponsored with which could prevent the deal going through'?
Or is this all just semantics and it shouldn't affect deals at all, it does seem silly if this was the case.

Love your work!
Thomas T.


{Ed002's Note - Thank you for the kind words. I can answer this as it is nothing to do with transfers. You can sort of forget the Messi to Arsenal matter as it dates to when he was a child (14 or 15) and the sponsorship extended to payments to thec player and the club for certain reasons - that are now no longer allowed. Add to that Barcelona were not open to letting him go - it was never an option. However, later Messi did turn down a transfer to one side who had agreed to meet Barcelona's then €250M price tag, and Barcelona and a commercial partner resisted an approach by a commercial organisation on behalf of an English side with an offer to buy, or at least part fund, the purchase of the player. I am also aware that in Spain there was speculation about an offer being made during the summer 2014 transfer window, but it is "largely" incorrect. This all started in 2012 when in mid December Anzhi made an offer to Barcelona that matched the €250M euro release clause that existed in his contract, and put up what I am told was a "very" significant personal package. However, Messi was not interested in a move to Russia and Barcelona did not want to sell - so Messi, in early February 2013, extended his contract with Barcelona. In the early summer of 2013 efforts were being made by Adidas to broker a deal that would get Messi away from Nike and to one of their three high-profile clubs that they were invoved with at the time. Very quickly Real Madrid were ruled out and with Pep Guardiola moving to Bayern Munich that pretty much saw the end of any chance of a move there (given the strained relationship) at the time. This left Chelsea, and I can confirm that discussions were held about making a firm bid - at this point we are in late 2013 and early 2014 and Messi was in a verbal spat with Barcelona about getting a further extension - which the club were against. Ultimately, the player was (at least in his eyes) available during the Spring of 2014 and at that point Chelsea and Adidas made his management representatives and Barcelona aware of what they would be willing to do to make a transfer happen. Since then he has again extended his contract with Barcelona and Chelsea and Adidas have parted company. More recently Manchester City tried to broker a deal but it was not to be. For now Messi stays and those around him will be replaced.}

1.) 20 May 2018 11:21:32
Wow, great answer ed, thanks mate.

2.) 20 May 2018 13:52:11
Ed2, you continue to amaze me.
Answers like this are why I am so addicted to this site.

3.) 20 May 2018 14:10:43
Brilliant. One question Ed, you mention that in the summer of 2013, Adidas were trying to broker a deal for Messi to leave Nike and join with one of their main clubs, my question is how could the sponsor have that much influence over potential transfers? Especially when the play in question is the most expensive player on the planet. Would they simply approach RM, BM and Chelsea and make a case or is it something else?
Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - It was a financial influence. Adidas would have profitted from a move to Chelsea for Messi. THe amounts of money Nike and Adidas put in to football is far, far beyond what other sponsors do.}

4.) 20 May 2018 16:01:21
Yeah that was cool.

5.) 20 May 2018 13:40:50
Thanks edd 2.

6.) 20 May 2018 17:19:07
Imagine if Messi had gone to Russia 😄.



25 Apr 2018 13:03:24
Hi Eds, first time poster here:

Could you please provide details if Liverpool may be interested in MARTIN ODEGAARD?
So much hype on this kid a few years ago, but his development seemed to had stalled playing for RM. As I still rate him highly, very skilful, quick over short bursts, young and being a Liverpool supporter could b a gem for the future.

Also any recent news on Dani Ceballos?

Thanks Eds.


{Ed001's Note - no, no.}

1.) 25 Apr 2018 13:40:01
from what i heard about Odegaard, when he was first looking his dad was very much money motivated and so when they were offered a 70k pw contract they knew it would set them for life.

it is a shame as he could of taken a much more progressive approach where he could of stayed for another year in norway. moved to someone like ajax and forged a career like so many other greats of the past.

and THEN he could of taken the step to real madrid once he had matured.

although saying all this he is still relatively young for football so has plenty of time to turn it around!

currently at hereveen in the netherlands was doing quite well until he got injured recenetly, i wish him a speedy recovery!

2.) 25 Apr 2018 16:58:17
Thanks for the info southern red I totally forgot about this lad.

3.) 25 Apr 2018 19:28:08
No worries, I like to check up on various players. it’s always interesting to see the comparison between big leaps to top clubs vs progressive movements.




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21 Jun 2018 09:33:53
Ed002 thank you for your previous comment regarding Sturridge.

Are you aware if Liverpool put in a bid to Roma for Alisson as of yesterday?

Tommy T.


{Ed002's Note - No, Liverpool did not put in a bid for Alisson yesterday.}

1.) 21 Jun 2018 12:43:15
We may of bid thee adieu?



18 Jun 2018 10:28:36
Ed002/ 01

Can you please clarify.
Macca mentioned Liverpools aim was to go for Dembele loan to buy deal, however a few pieces needed to be moved as in Griezman to Barcelona for anything to potentially materialise which is what Macca stated.
As Griezeman is now staying at Atletico, it sounds like Barcelona will need Dembele now.

So. Eds are you aware of any alternative players to Ousmane Dembele Liverpool have held interest in, or have had discussions with agents or club recently?

Tommy T.


{Ed002's Note - You need to ask Macca. I have explained over and over that I am not aware of any approach from Liverpool to Barcelona about Dembele.}



14 Jun 2018 10:04:09
ED001/ ED002


{Ed002's Note - This is the Liverpool page - not the place to ask.}

1.) 14 Jun 2018 10:12:21
Sitting in the tree

Must be what the staff parties at L-R HQ must be like ;)



31 May 2018 22:18:11
ED001/ ED002

Simple question:
Has a bid been placed to Barcelona from Liverpool for Ousmane Dembele?

Tommy T.


{Ed002's Note - You neeed Macca for transfer news now.}

1.) 31 May 2018 22:38:47
Assume not. Unless Salah is leaving.

2.) 31 May 2018 22:45:59
Ed002, your input to this site is massively appreciated and your knowledge on a multitude of football matters is second to none. May I ask if you are not dealing with transfer talk anymore, have we in fact not bid for Dembele? 😜


{Ed002's Note - Please avoid double negatives.}

3.) 31 May 2018 23:05:33
Damn it. Was worth a shot. Are you in fact saying avoid the positives? Seriously I’ll give it up now.


4.) 31 May 2018 23:46:41
Ed001 said we're interested so we might have done, you'll just have to wait and see. Also Dembele'd provide more depth on the wings, atm if Salah/ Mane go off we look a lot less dangerous, having someone who's quality to rest/ rotate them/ change a game, will only benefit us.

5.) 01 Jun 2018 00:35:13
Ed002 you’re not the same when the toys are out of you’re basket 😉.

6.) 01 Jun 2018 03:46:57
I think our owners know what they are doing. Strengthening when we're already strong. That is the best time to strengthen. Klopp proved he can do something special. I haven't been as excited since mmmm? The last window. This one feels different though.



23 May 2018 12:33:01
Ed002/ 01

Hi gents,

My question is in reference to Rangers and Liverpool 'potentially' being a feeder club to them because Gerrard is now at the helm?

I recall one of the Eds explaining I believe it was on the Chelsea page how Chelsea have a good system going on with developing their young players at a particular club which I can't recall. Which Liverpool in the past haven't been to successful with and im not sure if they have one.

Are you aware of any potential players that Rangers are linked with from Liverpool either loan or to buy from Pool?

We both know Gerrards heart is at Liverpool, so its a catch20/ 20 could work well for both.
Would you think so?

Tommy T.


{Ed001's Note - Gerrard would like to take a couple of youngsters to improve his team, such as Harry Wilson, but it is not simple as them becoming a feeder club. He has a job to do and wants players that will give him the best chance of winning.}

1.) 23 May 2018 14:43:23
Regarding loanees to Rangers. Players such as Kent and Wilson could benefit from a move to Rangers both are better than anyone currently in that team as attacking midfielders/ wingers. Those moves though could be as risky as hiring SG though, massive impatient fan base that could turn quickly against them if they don't hit the ground running. I know a lot of Rangers fans and they seem to think that SG is on the same level as Guus Hiddink or Beilsa. This move will make or break Gerrard. If it were to break him I wouldn't want any of our youngsters to get broken with him.

2.) 23 May 2018 15:38:45
Wilson should be playing at a higher standard than rangers as should Solanke

Maybe Kent.

3.) 23 May 2018 16:34:49
Woodburn or Wilson would do well to get a full season under their belt in professional league. We probably only have space in the squad for one of these to get any meaningful game time.

I can see Woodburn going there and if he tears it up, coming back a much stronger player. Wilson I suspect may have really benefited from the Hull experience and kept as a backup and for cup games.

4.) 23 May 2018 17:21:01
Wilson and Solanke are both too good for Rangers. If either go on loan it should be to a team in the Premier League or a promotion chasing Championship team that play football rather than rugby. I'd want the same for Woodburn too. Kent could go there though and Ejaria.

5.) 23 May 2018 23:00:11
Wilson and Kent would do well at rangers imo, solanke and Woodburn need to stay patient at Liverpool. Woodburn will break through next season I reckon.




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11 Jun 2018 11:11:22
Appreciate your response.

Im trying to possibly see if you can give me any details or any hope at all that Liverpool may place a bid for this beat of a player. Out of fall players I would like him the most, fingers crossed.

I think it was a few weeks a go I had asked a question and I recall you mentioning klopp is a loyal manger as I was comparing him to what Mourinhio may do in this situation, however, I do like loyalty myself. (this question was also prior to the UCL GF)

Just wondering if anything could change here.

Thanks Ed.
love your work.


{Ed002's Note - To be fair it has rather been done to death. In discussionsn with Roma about another player, another club who asked were told they have to wait for Alisson as the player really wants to move to Madrid.}




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17 May 2018 12:21:30
The two players I desperately want are Alison Becker and Milinkovic Savic. wishful thinking!