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17 May 2020 04:22:00
ED002,

Hope you're well!
Is there interest from Liverpool in São Paulo's 19yr old Brazilian Gustavo Maia - seems to be valued around £4mill.
I believe that Barcelona have the first option to buy him until mid July, is that correct?
If Barcelona don't go ahead with the deal, as things have yet to progress due to the current climate, Liverpool will take advantage of the situation.
Just wanted you to please clarify if the above is some what accurate or incorrect.

Personal view - moves and plays like a young Coutinho, nice prospect.

Much appreciated
Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - Gustavo Maia (S) Prolific Sao Paulo reserves youngster who is expected to have a very good career and has been scouted by numerous sides. Atletico Madid and Shakhtar Donetsk have tried to strike a deal but it will likely be Barcelona who will win out as they have already deposited a reserve payment - with an option to complete by making a further payment this summer. A move to England is unlikely for a number of reasons, not least he would never be Home Grown.}


1.) 18 May 2020 19:07:45
I'd love to have a player at Liverpool with that name. My 11 year old daughter's name is Maia, and maybe it would pique her interest in watching Liverpool more if there was a player with that name.

Apart from that, I cannot add anymore to the conversation as I've never seen him play.


 

 

13 May 2020 11:31:41
ED002

Hope you're well!

In 2018 I recall Liverpool were very close to signing Jeremy Doku when he was I think 16yrs old.
Any chance we could go back in for him?
Do you know why Liverpool backed out of that deal - looks talented.

Much appreciated
Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool attempted to strike a deal for Jeremie Doku (RW/LW) but dropped their interest in the kid because of a misunderstanding about him going to see Chelsea (which turned out to be his sister not the club). There was a fear that Anderlecht would face further sanctions over past issues and an approach by Milan about the player saw them ask €20M. The situation has now changed and offers may be listened to after he has had a good season - but any deal is likely going to need a one or two year loan back to Anderlecht. This is where it gets difficult and would cut Milan out of a deal. Clubs are going to be less likely to want to tie funds up in such a way. When he turns 18 his agent will be declared and that could be an issue that I don't want to address here. I am not aware of another approach by Liverpool at this time but at the right price there could be well be interest.}


1.) 13 May 2020 13:37:50
Apparently we were interested in resigning him Ed but there was another misunderstanding when he went to visit his cousin Arsenal.

Did that actually happen tho with the whole Chelsea sister thing?! haha.

{Ed002's Note - That is what happened.}


2.) 13 May 2020 19:38:23
Wow quite the mix up.


 

 

23 Apr 2020 00:53:40
Hi Ed002,

Hope you're keeping well in these crazy times!

Regarding Diego Carlos buyout clause, I've read it's approx £65mill. I've never been able to understand if this clause is based for those teams in the same league or any country around the world.
If you can please shed some light on this?

And, what price do you think someone like Liverpool could get the job done as the price is quite excessive.

Much appreciated
TommyT.

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps a reminder about transfer related clauses would be apt. This is a horribly complex area not least because they are written under individual national laws. They cause a great deal of misunderstanding with football supporters and the media alike.

The "buy out clause" is legally binding between a club and a player. The "buy out" is effectively what it says - a means for the player to buy himself out of the contract. As an example, if a player wishes to buy himself out of a contract, he pays the applicable FA (on behalf of the club) the amount of the "buy out" clause effectively becoming a free agent. The problem is that in most cases a player would need to obtain that money from the buying club - and this is fraught with issues regarding "tapping up" and, of course, taxation (as it can be seen as income for the player and would therefore be subject to income tax). There was a test case about the taxation issue in Spain about seven years ago which is why they have an exception. All players in Spain and Portugal have a clause that allows the player to buy himself out of his contract without tax implications. This was to address a ruling from around 30 years ago allowing players a way out of their contracts. The other notable point about Spain and Portugal is that the clauses, if invoked by a non Iberian club, need to be paid in full by the player (there are local rules that stop tax being due) but by needing to put up 100% of the money upfront would end many transfers then and there. It works differently in Iberia to elsewhere as the tax implications do not make such clauses viable in other countries. All players in Iberia must have a figure set and agreed with the club. So "buy out" clauses are very rare elsewhere. Related to this is the Webster Ruling but I don't intend to go in to that now.

A "release clause" is far more common in that it gives a figure that the club would accept for the sale of a player to another club - but it is not legally binding except where both parties (clubs) are in the same country (for the sake of argument I should say that football Spain and Portugal count as the same country as do England and Wales) for legal purposes. These are normally unreasonably high figures (Messi at Barcelona for example) introduced to act as a deterrent for hostile bids - and even then the club could easily block a move. However, if a club in the same country does agree to match a release clause then the selling club would be obliged to ask the player if he is interested - there is no obligation on the player to make a move. For interested clubs outside of the country, the selling club may use it as a guide but are under obligation to accept a bid and may demand a higher figure.

There is then the becoming popular "termination clause" which is binding between the player and the club and if met would see an offer from anywhere accepted and the player given the opportunity to make a call on a move. This overcomes the issues associated with "buy out" clauses as the money would be paid by one club to another and about the legal proximity of the buying side.

As for Diego Carlos, if LIverpool wish to proceed they will need to pay €75M in a single payment or negotiate with his club if they want a lower fee.}


1.) 24 Apr 2020 07:26:20
Thanks Ed excellent answer. So regarding the Arsenal/ Suarez situation, how much power does the player have in that situation, can the club just refuse and that is the end of it?

{Ed002's Note - The situation with Arsenal was that with Suarez desperate to leave the previous summer Liverpool had agreed that if any offer over £40M was made then Suarez would be allowed to move if he wanted to. This was not a buy out or release clause but what is now becoming more popular – a termination clause. At the time, the expectation was that Real Madrid would step in (which was what Suarez then wanted) with an offer but it was far too low for Liverpool to accept. Arsenal made the offer of £40M plus £1 as Guardiola was unsure whether it was “£40M and above” or “over £40M” – there was nothing wrong with that. At the time, as this was seemingly the only way out of Liverpool, Suarez was willing to accept this as a stepping stone to one of the major Spanish clubs, but the Liverpool board failed to honour the contract and blocked the move. Suarez's agents took legal advice and were set to argue that Arsenal matched the clause that allowed to leave and that they should allow the player to discuss the transfer with Arsenal as soon as is possible. They would then look to leverage this legal position to stop Liverpool blocking the transfer and were willing to use the £2M then due the player as an incentive in order to facilitate the transfer. Suarez would have moved to Arsenal given the opportunity and this is when he started his campaign against the club regarding broken promises etc.. That summer, Liverpool agreed that he would be able to leave the following summer, regardless – this was done to avoid any potential legal battle. By the following summer Barcelona were interested and that suited Suarez – better than Madrid he tells the Catalan media when they ask. If the matter had of gone to court there would be no doubt the move could have been forced. An appeal would have perhaps been considered by Liverpool but that would have potentially dragged on long enough to stop Suarez playing for anyone until it was resolved – and that could have had disastrous consequences for Liverpool.


2.) 24 Apr 2020 12:51:12
Thanks Ed002, much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

21 Mar 2020 06:59:56
Ed002

Any interest is Houssem Aour as an alternative to Kai Havertz, if Liverpool don't pursue Havertz.
Aour is being reported by the Liverpool Echo today regarding interest.
Any truth?

Hope all is well!

Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - There is certainly interest in him but not from Liverpool at this time.}


1.) 21 Mar 2020 10:26:41
From what I have heard we have stopped watching him.


 

 

01 Dec 2019 01:41:10
ED002

hope your'e well!

Your last post regarding Federico Chiesa was in September, since then there have been more articles circling of Liverpool very interested in Chiesa as of late. Coincidence?
Has there been any change of stance from Liverpool in the past two months as you mentioned we've shown no interest?

Also would Chiesa only be an option for Liverpool of one of our front three were to depart?
I really like his movements and goal threat, he's got certain traits of Aguero, tevez, Suarez.

Much appreciated

Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - I think this was the last thing I wrote about Federico Chiesa being a potential replacement for Salah: "As for Salah, I am aware that he and his agent are aware that they have put themselves in a difficult position with financial demands which saw them laughed out of Madrid and approaches to other sides came to nothing - regardless, Liverpool is probably the best place for Salah to be biding his time right now. The efforts to boost his profile will no doubt continue and he will doubtless be holidaying with a professional photographer again and be seen kissing babies and rescuing swooning girls with twisted ankles from being eaten by bears. But these efforts to sell him as the new Real Madrid poster boy may come to nothing as they have a first choice forward target for next summer. So right now it is hard to say where he could potentially move to unless things change - and they always do. In terms of a replacement, the player Klopp has made no secret of his desire to work with is Lorenzo Insigne but I suspect age is against that ever happening. So if someone were to push me in to saying who would be the best fit if Salah were to leave next summer, I would say Federico Chiesa. He would be a direct replacement, has similar attributes to Salah, is you, liked by Klopp and, although Liverpool have shown no interest, will be sold next summer - assuming Fiorentina can fight off Inter this summer."

As far as I am aware, Liverpool have still not made any approach to Fiorentina for Federico Chiesa. However interest in him from elsewhere remains and it is still the intent if Inter to push for a move for him as soon as they can. And that is the move the player has wanted. Sarri desired the player when at Napoli and he wants to improve his options at Juventus but it would mean moving on both Douglas Costa and Bernardeshi first. Napoli is in turmoil and unattractive to players. Prior interest of Milan and Roma has gone due to the asking price.}


1.) 01 Dec 2019 20:32:59
Is Chiesa right footed means eother move mane or play him right side making him completely different to salah


Although may not be a good thing considering salahs form.


2.) 07 Dec 2019 05:03:29
Chiesa is such an exciting player! I would absolutely love to see him at Liverpool.


 

 

 

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01 May 2020 09:20:36
ED002

Hope you're well!

Would this have some truth to it. if you factor in the release clause of both Diego Carlos and Timo Werner and now due to the unpredictable financial costs of Covid 19 impacting crowd attendance, tv rights etc.
That Liverpool will not be able to afford both players at their clubs valuations?


Much appreciated.
Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - The "release clause" of Werner is of no significance whereas the the release clause of Carlos would need to be paid in a single cash payment unless there was some negotiation. Liverpool can raise money by selling players - so if they sold Mane or van Dijk they would be able to afford both.}


 

 

21 Jan 2020 04:38:35
Ed002

Hope you're well!

Three weeks ago you mentioned there was no interest in Timo Werner from Liverpool.
Can you please check if things have now changed as Bild German publication have mentioned Timo prefers Liverpool over Chelsea.

Only way I can see this happening is if Salah wants to move on as his already won a UCL and looking like a PL this yr, and wants a new adventure.

Thanks
Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - Obviously it means that he has been told Firmino would be leaving then. Are you suggesting that Liverpool have met with him illegally and have been tapping himup?}


1.) 21 Jan 2020 08:19:42
Yep I saw Klopp and Timo in Val’s cafe on Saturday. Both ordered a bacon and black pudding butty on a seeded white bloomer. Timo had brown sauce but Jürgen of course has red. I did here Klopp say get rid of Salah but he then proceeded throw his carefully prepared side salad (Val is a stickler) onto the floor.
Make of it what you will.


2.) 21 Jan 2020 09:27:11
The salah statement was pure hypothetical based on the BILD publication.
Based on your sources was curious if things had changed from three weeks.

You've taken what I've mentioned incorrectly.

Timo Werner can be used in multiple positions.

I take it based from your response, that nothing has changed.

thank you for your response.

Tommy T.

{Ed001's Note - you've read the German equivalent of the S*n and believed it. I give up. This site has clearly been a complete waste of time, people still think these tabloids are telling you the truth.}


3.) 21 Jan 2020 10:50:51
Thanks. Without listing all the articles it seems to be everywhere at the minute.

But this has always been my sight that I look to for info.

Anyways all good. I'll take the Timo info as garbage.

Have a good day.
Tommy T.

{Ed001's Note - he wants to go to Bayern we have said that over and over on here.}


4.) 21 Jan 2020 11:48:12
I don’t think his ears couldn’t handle a rollicking from Klopp if he didn’t play to perfection.


5.) 21 Jan 2020 11:50:22
We don’t need Timo Werner. Whilst we’re on transfers it also makes me laugh about the old Mbappé stuff. Especially people saying we’d never get him, he’s never sign for LFC and all this haha. It’s never happening but if it did, he’d still wouldn’t be the best player at Liverpool. For how good he is, Van Dijk is better.


 

 

10 Oct 2019 06:36:37
ED002,

Hope you're well mate!

On 21st Aug you mentioned Kai Havertz situation is mapped out with Bayern Munich making a move for 2020.

Just wanted to ask if the Coutinho situation could prevent this from happening, as it seems Bayern look like a much better side with coutinho in their side and he seems to have found his form again.

The sign on fee is rumoured to be around $105 mill pound, so being such a big price tag and if Bayern were to keep hold of him as I assume Barcelona will be looking to sell him next season would this affect their plans for Kai Havertz?

Great player I really hope Liverpool do make a move.

Thanks

Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - Kai Havertz (AM) will likely move to Bayern Munich if the option on Philippe Coutinho is not taken up, but interest from elsewhere - particularly Barcelona (if Coutinho leaves), Manchester City (as a David Sila replacement) and Juventus (as a Dybala replacement) who will all push for a deal. The other clubs who have declared an interest and spoken with his club (PSG, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Chelsea) can be discounted. BAyern has a plan B in place as well.}


1.) 10 Oct 2019 15:06:19
So there’s a chance he will don the red kit of livepool!

I jest, I would love to see him in a Liverpool kit but I can’t see it happening.


2.) 10 Oct 2019 22:11:58
Pep said today that foden would be silva replacement and he’s the only player he wouldn’t sell, even for 500 million. Does that rule city out?

Strange comment though, so maybe just word games, but seems to be putting pressure on foden.

{Ed002's Note - No, of course not.}


3.) 12 Oct 2019 04:25:48
500 mil player that he only play for 6 minutes a game and the odd start in the carabao cup. Pep will spend big to replace silva.


 

 

05 Jul 2019 08:07:29
ED002,

Hope you're well mate!

Any intel you can give this page on discussions that Liverpool are having with Clubs that we're working on 'incoming' deals for? Any bids placed?
Im not sure if something is brewing or Liverpool are just waiting until the last couple of weeks of the market to see if price valuations potentially decrease.
Hoping you could elaborate.

Much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any discussions with clubs right now (aside from QPR over odds and ends related to Masterson) and Liverpool will not simply be waiting.}


1.) 05 Jul 2019 10:01:52
Do you think Liverpool could still be interested in bringing in a attacking mid or versatile forward, or have the focus moved to other areas if any?

Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - My expectations are that the club will look to a versatile attacking midfield player or wide player still.}


2.) 05 Jul 2019 10:12:52
Ok thank you.

I'm hoping something happens with Bruno Fernandes - wishful thinking I guess.

{Ed002's Note - The sale of Fernandes is being brokereed by his agent and not his club - and he has been in London for a couple of days last week and this.}


3.) 05 Jul 2019 10:31:54
Are we in discussion with his agent then ed002?

{Ed002's Note - There have been discussions with several clubs but right now the plan is he heads elsewhere.}


4.) 05 Jul 2019 11:17:09
Still to united i'm guessing.

I think there is just a bit of impatience at the minute from some fans.

Especially after getting FAB so soon last season.

Maybe the club are giving the youngsters pre season (similar to Karius last year before he went all instagram crazy that made us go for Alisson) before the club make any moves in the transfer window.


5.) 05 Jul 2019 11:29:11
Ouch! That hurts.


6.) 05 Jul 2019 11:22:11
From what you know of him Ed do you think he would be a good signing for Liverpool?

He is obviously an excellent player but I have only ever seen him play centrally and I really do think we need someone who can play wide to cover for Mane and Salah and push them if their form drops. Unless Ox could be used out wide perhaps?

I just see other players as more suited to Liverpool right now, what's your opinion?

Cheers in advance.

{Ed002's Note - I don't expect him to be signing for Liverpool as things stand now but he is an AM and does not provide cover for the wings. He would also be a starter and Liverpool will be wary of making an expensive mistake. Regardless, Liverpool have been interested in him. I agree that there is a better option the club have an interest in who could proviude cover for the wings.}


7.) 05 Jul 2019 11:35:15
is that man utd then ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}


8.) 05 Jul 2019 11:40:16
Still need a versatile wide player and full back unless the club plans to forfeit the domestic cups again this season.
Not that the domestic cups should be a priority but it would be nice to actually go into every competition with a view to winning it. Our team selection under Klopp in the domestic cups however does not reflect that.

{Ed002's Note - The club has never forfeited any cups.}


9.) 05 Jul 2019 12:02:50
"Forfeit the cups". The arrogance is astounding.


10.) 05 Jul 2019 12:07:43
Pepe for me all day. Although he'd want to be a starter.
I suppose everyone wants to be a starter.


11.) 05 Jul 2019 12:17:51
Who is the other option ED?

{Ed002's Note - Maxwel Cornet.}


12.) 05 Jul 2019 12:27:44
Now you've said that ed002, i give it 2 hours before someone has claimed we have bid for him!


13.) 05 Jul 2019 12:33:29
I have to ask you the cheeky question then Ed002. Who is the better option, the club has interest in? Im really running low on names, who can cover for both attacking mid, wings and forward, would come at a low-risk cost and furthermore not demand a starting spot. Sounds like an interesting player.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained before about the players the club has shown an interest in such as Cornet and Fekir - but everyone has convinced themselves Mbappe, Pepe, Dybala et al are joining they have no interest in them.}


14.) 05 Jul 2019 12:39:42
Makes sense us not pushing for Fernandes imo Ed as he is like you say a AM player were we have plenty of options already including Keta. Cornet would make much more sense as he can cover either wing.


15.) 05 Jul 2019 12:48:54
Just interested Ed! What makes you think he is the better option? Is it because he is more of a winger and cheaper?

{Ed002's Note - Cornet and Fekir are far more versatile than Fernandes. Again, other players who have been watched like Arnaut Danjuma and Thorgan Hazard are all adept in more than one position.}


16.) 05 Jul 2019 12:52:56
Thanks very much for all the info ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Mark.}


17.) 05 Jul 2019 13:28:53
Ed002 does your thoughts remain that we could well go back in for Fekir then, Ed001 think it unlikely and Im aware his club Lyon are talking to other clubs trying to sell him on.

{Ed002's Note - I think it unlikely but would not rule it out. He is being offered around.}


18.) 05 Jul 2019 14:41:03
Even though Cornet and Danjuma are both exciting young players, none of them really aren't attacking midfielder, or? What are the chances we just give Wilson and Woodburn a go for AM and wide coverage this season?

{Ed002's Note - Cornet can certainly play as an attacking midfield and both can play on either wing. Ben Woodburn will not be at the club next season - and the club over priced Wilson blocking any sale and will take a look at him in pre-season - but they seem happy to move him on.}


19.) 05 Jul 2019 15:06:01
"unless the club plans to forfeit the domestic cups again this season". I'm speechless. After being one point off the title despite the fact that Fabinho was only introduced half way into the season and the Ox has to come back.

I literally can't wait for this transfer window to be over so I don't have to read nonsense like this.


20.) 05 Jul 2019 15:19:08
I think the only way we would go back to Fekir now would be if our attempts to sign the other more suited options fail and Fekir is still available towards the end of the window for a reasonable price.


21.) 05 Jul 2019 18:03:58
We didn't forfeit the domestic cups, but we did put out a weaker side in both competitions. But, regarding the league cup- all the top 4, top six now i guess, play youth players and reserves in the early rounds if not all rounds.

And it was similar with the FA cup last season.

Also, we didn't get easy draws. I think premier league teams in both. Wasn't it chelsea away and wolves away? Or was that one at home? Either way, both good teams.

I may have some of the facts regarding who knocked us out and where wrong. But I'll tell you one thing for sure; the eleven players we put out wanted to win the games and would've all put in 100% effort.


22.) 05 Jul 2019 20:49:15
Nobody forfeits the Cups. Thai is just nonsense. The fact that you put out a weakened team does not mean you forfeited a darn thing. As someone said, the arrogance of some fans on here, is astounding.


23.) 05 Jul 2019 21:02:54
now we have won CL I think its time we threw everything into winning the coca cola cup.


 

 

23 Jun 2019 01:08:40
ED002

Hope you're well and enjoying your holidays!

Whats the latest with Timo Werner?
Bayern are still yet to sign do they have other players prioritised ahead of him.

If he were stay stay with RB Leipzig one more season and signing a contract extension could you see him coming in for Liverpool if we were to Salah? As I've read the past few years that Klopp is a big admirer of the young lad.

Much Appreciated

Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - I would love an holiday but there are none on the horizon Tommy. Nothing has changed with Timo Werner. Bayern Munich have a third party looking to act for them but until they are closer on numbers nothing can happen - RBL will look to an extension. He is not a Salah replacement, perhaps a Firmino replacement.}


1.) 23 Jun 2019 08:02:55
Why is there a chance firmino might leave or move firmino down pecking order.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think so hailstones, i cant see liverpool getting rid of the 3rd best forward in the world...so indian buzzer tells us.. :)


2.) 23 Jun 2019 08:53:28
You are twisting my words now ed025. Messi and Ronaldo are the only forwards in the game that Klopp would be willing to alter his attacking formation for. Taking Bobby out of the team means that Mane and Salah may not be as effective either. If KLopp is willing to break up our front 3, then it would be for Messi or Ronaldo. And neither is realistic so Bobby is LFC's best option.
And he is better than Werner, Pepe, Richarlison, Dybala and the other names being thrown around for sure.

{Ed025's Note - i cant twist words that you have typed yourself IB, and the fact that you think bobby is better than those others you have mentioned is just your point of view im afraid...typical red tinted bias that sums up the modern day liverpool supporter i suppose mate..


3.) 23 Jun 2019 01:59:30
That's a shame no holidays. maybe Christmas time.

Cheers Love your work. Yes he does look more like a number 9.
I guess it's very unlikely to happen then as Firmino seems very loyal to the club and Klopp loves him.


4.) 23 Jun 2019 08:22:24
ed002 do you see Brewster being the long term replacement for Firmino. I see him moving a head off Origi this year if he is as good as everybody says and the club think he is. There must be something about him or at his age after the injury they would be looking for a loan this season but he does look like the man to replace Sturridge.

{Ed002's Note - No, not at all. They are members of the same squad.}


5.) 23 Jun 2019 09:46:30
Indian Buzzer
Better for our system does not make him better than those players you've named. For example you say only Messi or Ronaldo would cause Klopp to break up the front 3, Dybala is understudy to both at club and international level. So therefore by your own logic he HAS to be better than Bobby.


6.) 23 Jun 2019 10:31:49
Messi and ronaldo could take up the forward role in our team they could get into ANY team, im not taking anything away from Firmino and he does fit the system and helps knit the front together.


7.) 23 Jun 2019 11:30:02
Southern, you are right but currently we have Salah and Mane on 27 and 26 with Bobby on 16. Last season it was more like 44, 20 and 27! Can you say without any doubt that Ronaldo replacing Firmino would have no impact an how many Salah and Mane get? I don't think so personally. I think Messi is a different proposition because he can actually play as a false 9 so he'd take us to another level and I'd even say Mane and Salah would score more. The press might suffer but we'd probably score an extra 50 goals a season so it's more than worth it. That is Messi though. He's not human. He's also 32 however so you'd be trading 7 years of Bobby for 2 years of Messi. I'd still probably do it because that's 2 League titles in the bag in my opinion 😂

Bobby must be doing something right. Every fan base is just as biased and how many others would even debate if Messi and Ronldo were the only players who could improve them? PSG, Juventus, Barcelona and City I reckon. So if we're in the top 5 attacks in Europe I'm well chuffed 👍.


8.) 23 Jun 2019 11:47:16
Whose taking anything from Bobby? he's vital to how we play but to say he's top 3 in the world is ridiculous. There are many better strikers than him around Europe and to suggest otherwise is looking at it through liverpool tinted glasses.


9.) 23 Jun 2019 11:55:36
messi would help us walk through teams that park the bus.


10.) 23 Jun 2019 12:07:30
Take the "help us" out of that statement and it is still correct Faithinworks 😂.


11.) 23 Jun 2019 10:12:11
Ed025, great banter from you.

Firmino devides opinion but fact is that he will be able to wLk into any of the top teams right now.

He is not the most prolific goalscorer, but when it comes to creative output, game intelligence etc and playing the role of a false 9, he may not be on the same level as Messi but then again not many players are.

Firmino would be very difficult to replace for the role he plays in the first team. We would need to find another striker who is willing to work as hard for the team. Not someone standing and waiting for the ball to be delivered in the box.

{Ed025's Note - he does a great job max and all credit to him, he cant actually get into the brazil side on a regular basis though so maybe its not just me mate..


12.) 23 Jun 2019 13:54:10
haha true PB. purely in the attacking their he would force our one touch play around the box which I know our guys can do, but often settle for passing around the force field.


13.) 23 Jun 2019 13:32:06
Lol at Ed025 using Brazil's team selection to justify his point!
You lost all credibility with that. Firmino has and would have done more for the Brazil national team at the World Cup if he started instead of Man City's chosen No.9.

{Ed025's Note - thats subjective IB, but i have a strange feeling that the brazil national manager might just know a bit more about football than you and i mate.. :)


14.) 23 Jun 2019 17:13:06
Does the brazil manager actually get to pick the team these days ed?

{Ed025's Note - i would expect so rugby...mind you i expect he would consult liverpool supporters first...after all they seem to all be bloody know alls.. :)


 

 

 

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Thanks for the great reply .

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12 Apr 2020 01:40:26
Hi Ed002

When you say you think it maybe the big move for Liverpool this summer, can I assume you don't believe Timo Werner to arrive to Pool?
Or, you don't see that as a big move?

Sorry for the questions, I just wanted to clarify on your end so I have a better understanding.

Kind regards
Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - The situation with Timo Werner remains unchanged.

Timo Werner (S) RBL know of the interest of Chelsea who consider TW as a suitable replacement for Giroud - but they have other options. Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid remain keen - but this could change quickly depending on other targets clubs have - equally if other clubs were not able to sign their targets, interest in TW might increase. Atletico signing Cavani would likely kill off their interest and they have financial issues. There is clearly interest from Klopp, but would Timo Werner be interested in a move to sit on the bench at Liverpool most of the time? If the answer is yes, or if Firmino is leaving then it makes sense. Many of the fans expect Klopp to numerous players without anyone leaving and then completely change tactics and rotate them - it makes zero sense and the club has to meet Home Grown quotas as well. Last summer there was an approach from PSG who wanted Werner as a Cavani replacement - in the end Cavani stayed and they took Icardi on loan. PSG are concerned about being shunned by Icardi and have looked at TW but have not declared any interest. Mr Mourinho is keen for Spurs to take him but there are concerns about the cost. The interest of Dortmund has gone with the signing of Haarland - but could return in the summer if Real Madrid could prise Haaland away. Bayern Munich were never going to do business in January and played down all transfer talk but there is no doubt that Robert Lewandowski, who will be 32 at the start of next season, is going to need replacing in the next 18 months - and the plan had always been that it would be Timo Werner - they could yet look to do something or perhaps suggest he waits another year at RBL who have offered a new contract. The player has always said he wants to play for Manchester United one day but a move last summer was not possible and then Werner said he wanted to play for Bayern Munich over all others. There was a third party trying to negotiate for a BM move last summer but they were a long way apart on price and RBL looked to extend. As BM were expected to need Werner this coming summer, a release clause was agreed with his new contract that would make him available at a low fee so RBL would keep him another year and then he could move to Bayern Munich this summer. Now after a potential illegal approach he clearly wants to join Liverpool - the riot act has been read to him over public statements and his club is very unhappy at Liverpool.

There was a meeting between RBL and Inter Milan in London in mid February when Inter were in town to discuss transfers with Chelsea. Inter enquired after the availability of TW but were told by RBL that they were resigned to losing Werner as the player had his head turned by Liverpool – although Liverpool had yet to approach RBL at all.

Although the fat kid from Bolton has again announced it as a done deal - as he has done for more than a year, it simply isn't true although a large number of Liverpool fans think it is. RBL may look to keeping the player for a further year if Bayern Munich are not prepared to utilise the release clause just yet. Or perhaps Liverpool will do the honest thing and approach RBL with a very good offer to tempt them to sell?}


 

 

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26 Aug 2019 09:49:58
Thanks for the in depth response, very much appreciated, and also listing a name. Its very amusing with Salah kissing babies and swooning girls with twisted ankles hahaha very good!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Tommy.}


 

 

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07 Jul 2019 02:02:05
thanks heaps I'm always so impressed with your knowledge.

have great weekend!

Tommy T.

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04 Jun 2019 13:02:50
ED001 what happens if the cub weren't to attend?

Just a fine?

{Ed001's Note - FIFA have the power to ban clubs.}


 

 

 

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21 Jan 2020 10:50:51
Thanks. Without listing all the articles it seems to be everywhere at the minute.

But this has always been my sight that I look to for info.

Anyways all good. I'll take the Timo info as garbage.

Have a good day.
Tommy T.

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21 Jan 2020 09:27:11
The salah statement was pure hypothetical based on the BILD publication.
Based on your sources was curious if things had changed from three weeks.

You've taken what I've mentioned incorrectly.

Timo Werner can be used in multiple positions.

I take it based from your response, that nothing has changed.

thank you for your response.

Tommy T.

{Ed001's Note - you've read the German equivalent of the S*n and believed it. I give up. This site has clearly been a complete waste of time, people still think these tabloids are telling you the truth.}


 

 

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05 Jul 2019 10:12:52
Ok thank you.

I'm hoping something happens with Bruno Fernandes - wishful thinking I guess.

{Ed002's Note - The sale of Fernandes is being brokereed by his agent and not his club - and he has been in London for a couple of days last week and this.}


 

 

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23 Jun 2019 01:59:30
That's a shame no holidays. maybe Christmas time.

Cheers Love your work. Yes he does look more like a number 9.
I guess it's very unlikely to happen then as Firmino seems very loyal to the club and Klopp loves him.


 

 

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05 Jun 2019 08:23:11
ED002,

I believe you mentioned 'left sided player' if I'm not mistaken?

Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - Right - midfield.}