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01 Jun 2018 11:44:18
Question for the Ed’s or anyone who knows

Is there a lot of doping in football? And do players get tested often?

Was thinking about this after reading about Peru’s captain



{Ed002's Note - A lot less than there used to be and because there are no so many substances on the list most investigations result a large number of mishits. Only one has been through UEFA in recent months and thatw as eventually put aside.}



14 May 2018 02:03:35
Question for ed001 if you’re around mate

If what macca says is true and that Butland will join, how do you see him fitting in? As number one or back up?

Cheers mate.


{Ed001's Note - I am not here to answer questions about what Macca says. There is no point commenting on it as we just end up getting morons abusing us editors or trying to set us against each other. I have no interest in that at all.}

1.) 14 May 2018 05:42:37
Some games he’ll be number 1, others he’ll be backup. 🤝.

2.) 14 May 2018 06:31:06
Will start off as a backup for sure. Karius will be our first choice GK next season. However, Butland comes in if Karius' form drops, a bit like what happened with Migs and Karius this season.

3.) 14 May 2018 07:12:56
Karius has played well majority of times since he has came in so the Butland link is strange especially with there not being a lot between the keepers. It would probably be easier to digest if we were bringing in a world class keeper. However if Klopp has taught us anything it's trust him and his signings. If Klopp wants Butland then so do I.

4.) 14 May 2018 07:44:22
Just seems odd getting a young relatively unproven keeper. Karius has done well, and I want to give him the shot he deserves. But, if his form does dip, having butland will Be better than mignolet yes, but he's not exactly safe hands coming in to steady the ship.

5.) 14 May 2018 07:59:36
Can’t say I’m overly impressed by the potential signing of Butland but what do I know 😂 I didn’t fancy the ox or mane or salah if I’m honest lol. trust in klopp he hasn’t done bad has he 😉.

6.) 14 May 2018 08:04:43
I think at the moment Karius is probably in the same frame as butland. Is there any point in getting him? two goal keepers at the same level?

If we get a gk it should either be pure back up for Karius or a clear number 1.

I would be ok if we have karius as no.1 next season but get a good centerback in. Looks like Matip might be on his way out or something.

7.) 14 May 2018 08:04:46
£40m for Butland is a waste. Just add the extra £20m and go for Alisson or Donnarumma.
I'm surprised the club would be dumb enough to pay that much.

8.) 14 May 2018 08:23:08
Is that the donnarumma that the Milan fans are trying to drum out of the club due to the mistakes he's made?

Trust in the club and let them decide. They've been pretty good recently so I've no reason to believe this is a bad signing.

You need two good keepers he'll prove his worth.

9.) 14 May 2018 08:29:42
Unlike other positions GK doesn’t get rotated every week. So if butland wants to sit on the bench then he is an idiot!

10.) 14 May 2018 08:47:11
Everyone seems a bit underwhelmed by us possibly signing Butland, if we do then I’ll reserve judgment but agree that I think we should be setting our sights a bit higher, i do feel for Ward who will no doubt leave without getting a chance.
If we were to buy a keeper from those teams relegated I’d look at Ben Foster. Not as an option for no1 but as the older 3rd choice back up if we are indeed looking for such a thing.

11.) 14 May 2018 08:59:21
If liverpool are forking out £40 million for Butland as suggested by some then you can be assured it won't be to sit on the bench.

12.) 14 May 2018 09:15:28
Fair enough Ed, totally understand mate.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate and sorry.}

13.) 14 May 2018 10:13:57
Relagated players have a losing mentality why do we always get them? It's a bad buy, there's no shortage of Top keepers it's worrying that we haven't got one. City, UTD, spurs, Chelsea, Spuds. all better keepers than Liverpool.

{Ed001's Note - Lloris and Courtois have both been poor, not sure how they are better. There is a shortage of top keepers, there has to be. Otherwise they would all be top keepers. Only De Gea, Oblak, Neuer and Allison have been top level this season.}

14.) 14 May 2018 11:05:26
No worries ed, personally I’m sceptical of Butland as a player and would be a bit disappointed for Karius if we did get him, as I’d rather we went all out to get a top class keeper ie Alisson if we were fork out a fair few quid for a keeper.

However if we do get him we’ve got to give Klopp the benefit of the doubt and support the lad fully rather than ruin his confidence as is the case with so many fans on social media these days criticising players. Hopefully he’ll turn out good and fulfill the potential he was showing a few seasons back.

15.) 14 May 2018 12:00:24
Jack Butland is a fantastic keeper entering his prime. He is up for the England team and has ambition. He has not moved to Liverpool to be the back up. If you think that you are a moron. Think before you type. Karius has improved massively but he still makes mistakes, too many. Weak punches, misses catches and always parries the ball back into Play. Unfortunately I think karius will be back up.
Everyone knows liverpool need a keeper. It looks like our recruitment team have chosen Jack butland. I think it's a good choice.

16.) 14 May 2018 12:45:03
Bit harsh calling people morons if they don't agree with what you think, the pressure with playing at Liverpool can affect players, personally I have been eager for us too sign Butland since last summer so im glad, if true, he signs, this will make him the England keeper for the next decade I hope, Karius still has the nervous aura round him and back up is about his level for us if we want to really challenge for the league, imo.

17.) 14 May 2018 13:10:15
I don’t think it’s fair to include Neuer, he’s barely played this season. Granted he’s a top keeper, but he couldn’t really have shown it this season.

18.) 15 May 2018 03:55:52
Neuer top class this season? he's only played a couple of times.

{Ed001's Note - and was he good or not in those appearances? Just because he was injured does not mean he is suddenly crap.}



28 Apr 2018 23:04:50
Been reading and occasionally posting for some years now.

As someone quite young who hasn't seen the glory days of Liverpool it's certainly been a rough ride for us the past 8 years or so, but it's brilliant to see us entering a new era of relative success under Klopp.

However, for these past few years this site has been a mainstay for me these past few years.

Ive found that the all eds excellent knowledge of both Liverpool Football Club and the game in general have hugely developed my own understanding of the game I love - for this I am v grateful.

In this respect it pains me immensely to see Ed002, whose knowledge has completely changed the way I - and I'm sure many others - view football, with his comments giving great insight into the financial workings of football and also providing us information about our club in general.

His recent exit has forced me to comment when I usually don't post. His comments are often tongue-in-cheek and very funny, and whilst sometimes he is clearly irritated, it is completely understandable due to the constant stream of abuse and repeated questions he receives.

He does this for FREE. Reds, please consider how lucky we are to have Ed002 and all the other Eds - we can be enlighten where typical armchair football fans cannot.

To be honest, we don't deserve any of the editors, esp Ed002. Consider how lucky we are and I think I can speak for the majority of supporters on here who I like to think are decent people in begging for Ed002 to return.

We are liverpool and we stick together and have some bloody class - we are not the new generation of fans that constantly abuse players/ managers etc online hiding behind our screens - we are far better than that because I believe as a club we are special.

Please prove that.

Cheers to all the eds for all your work its bloody brilliant and deserves better from your readers.

Now let's go do something special this season.


1.) 29 Apr 2018 00:17:59
Love this post. Thank you.

2.) 29 Apr 2018 07:31:53
Great post hamishmk11.

3.) 29 Apr 2018 08:10:13
What? Hang on! What? Where’s Ed002 gone? What? Who the F is responsible for this?

4.) 29 Apr 2018 09:18:11
Cockwombles are responsible reaper.

5.) 29 Apr 2018 12:18:11
Let's play a trick and see if anyone notices!



21 Mar 2018 13:24:54
Ed001 if you have a moment please mate

Sorry if this has already been asked but I couldn’t find it on the search.

What do you think of Butland as a keeper? Do you think he’d be good enough for us or to be England’s no 1?



{Ed001's Note - no, he had the potential to be excellent but constant injuries have ruined him. He is in and out of the team all the time and it is really affecting him as a player.}

1.) 21 Mar 2018 14:46:02
Personally think as things stand now that Pope should be given the chance as England's number 1, already a superior keeper to Hart and Pickford and as Ed said injuries have really hampered Butland.

2.) 21 Mar 2018 15:11:03
Butland is not good enough for LFC as Ed has said esp. with his injuries and constant errors (caused by the fact that he's always injured hence, can't get a good run going) . He is overrated and has not improved one bit, IMO.

As for England, it is a shambles that a team "hoping" to win the WC may well end up playing a rookie as their no. 1 in Pope cos well, Hart is pants and Pickford is well, Pickford.

{Ed001's Note - not sure it is a shambles, Pope has shown himself to be fully deserving of his place.}

3.) 21 Mar 2018 16:46:31
Pope has been the best english keeper this season by a very significant dstance.

4.) 21 Mar 2018 17:48:31
Ed001, would you see Pope as an upgrade on Karius?

I suspect not, and in which case, which keepers (based on what you have seen/ heard) would you say are a genuine upgrade?

My feeling is that, given his recent form following (surprise surprise! ) a run of games and having a calm defender in front of him, there aren't too many keepers I would pick above him, and certainly not very many at all who may be available in the summer.

{Ed001's Note - not Pope no, though he is a phenomenal shotstopper, he is not suited to the way we play. Unless we can get Alisson, Oblak or De Gea then we are not defo improving. Donnarumma has been too patchy of late and shown signs of a loss of focus, probably due to the fact that there has been a lot of friction between himself and Milan and also with the fans. The fans are unhappy because they feel his brother was only given a contract to appease him and he still wants to leave.}

5.) 21 Mar 2018 18:10:53
Ed01, you are making my point for me in a way. If a rookie like Pope regardless of his talent, is all England can offer as the best in the country then, that tells a dreadful story of the state of GK's in England. That's kind of the point I was making esp. for a country like England who pride themselves in "challenging" for the WC.

{Ed025's Note - england have not challenged in a world cup since 1970 brover..

6.) 21 Mar 2018 19:21:08
England aren’t good enough BRover! Their league is dominated by Silva’s and Salah’s!
Pope is a decent keeper and I am not sure how he would perform in our “ everybody attack “ style of play lol.

7.) 21 Mar 2018 20:09:18
Ed, hence the reason why I put certain words in quotation marks, lol.



13 Mar 2018 11:57:31
A moment of your time please Ed001.

If we sign a RB in the summer, do you think Gomez will be moved into CB as early as next season in a more permanent role, whilst TAA will be given more time in midfield?



{Ed001's Note - I expect they will get more chances in those positions yes. Particularly Trent in midfield.}

1.) 13 Mar 2018 12:46:07
Tbh, I expect the RB positions to remain untouched this summer. Clyne will go and Gomez and TAA will continue to rotate there. Klopp seems to have figured out our midfield needs serious work and another experienced CB plus cover for our front 3 will mostly be our priority.

2.) 13 Mar 2018 12:50:12
Can't wait to see him in midfield, he is going to be the next Steven Gerrard. I think, in time, he will become our highest scoring midfielder.

3.) 13 Mar 2018 13:08:05
That is a big call super, let us hope you are correct. I can see Keita getting 10 goals a season.

4.) 13 Mar 2018 14:21:21
plus plenty of assists .

5.) 13 Mar 2018 15:13:37
YOur full backs are the weakest area of the pitch! It’s laughable now people have shifted to midfield to solve all the 100 problems! We offer no width IB! Absolutely none and that’s a Full backs problem! If Klopp doesn’t touch that area then bye bye to solid parking the bus teams! I don’t know how to explain to people on this site! Dear God, it took me 5 years to convince our midfield is dross I am sure it would take another 3 years to realize we need reinforcement on the flanks!

6.) 13 Mar 2018 15:54:07
'Took 5 years to convince our midfield is dross'

5 years ago we had a completely different midfield - in that time the likes of Gerrard, Lucas, Sterling, Lallana, Allan, Hendo and Milner have passed through it at different stages of their careers - some have now left, gotten on in years or had injuries take their toll but our midfield has not been 'dross' for 5 years, you've just repeated the same point for 5 years until eventually circumstances changed enough to make it true. As I'm sure will now be the case with full backs.

7.) 13 Mar 2018 17:13:02

That midfield won us nothing why we are looking at top class players in the summer!

People just don’t value the importance of full backs and what they provide to a team! Now the trend on this page is “ midfielders would solve all the problems “ it will continue until they realize “ Why are we playing narrow and why can’t beat the best teams when the make 2 sets of 4 players Wall”.

8.) 13 Mar 2018 19:32:29
Harry, what are you rambling about? Who have you been trying to convince that our midfield is dross for 5 years? 5 years ago in 13/ 14, we almost won the PL with the devastating Lucas, Gerard and YEAH, Hendo (the same sideways passing one, according to you) and Cou in midfield. Where they dross then? You seem to succeed at contradicting yourself in one statement, it's breathe-taking. A lot has changed in that span BUT we are very solid in midfield right now and we are trying to get better going forward in that area.

I expect a RB to be looked at in the summer cos Klavan may be gone (he'll be 33 soon and won't be hanging around here much longer) hence Gomez may go to CB while Clyne will go and TAA may either go into midfield or deputize with the incoming RB. Also, Ed01 has mentioned that the club has been looking at RB since the summer of 2016 and I think they still are.

9.) 13 Mar 2018 19:46:26
Baby D has been banging on about needing a DLP for a long long time.

I think the full back thing is a bit of a rant to be honest. Robertson is prepared to get forward when appropriate. We need a new right back though. 🤝.

10.) 13 Mar 2018 20:41:33
Ha ha ha Brover, We are so solid that we will have a new midfield unit for the next season, Kieta - Jorginho - Coutinho replacement! And I honestly can’t wait for it.

The Devasatating liverpool 5 years ago did not have Lucas. It had Gerard sitting ( Jorginho ), Henderson Ball winning ( Keita ) and Coutinho the playmaker ( Lemar )

That’s your midfield which will take us closer to the title next season!

11.) 13 Mar 2018 21:10:48
I think midfield could be a great worry in the summer. I think Can will leave and there’s a good chance both Milner and Lallana will leave also. That’s leaves us with Henderson (injury issues), Chamberlain, Wijnaldum and Keita. I think we could see two midfielders arrive and one of Wilson or Grujic make the squad. Allan would be great but there is work permit issues with him so will likely leave us.

Lemar would be a great addition with his skill, versatility and threat. Meyer is a good option for free and as an impact sub, but I can see Ceballos and Lemar arriving this summer.

I don’t think any attackers will arrive I think we will just see departures such as Sturridge, Origi and maybe Ings. If Ings were to leave I’d li, e to think we could convince Brewster to stay.




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19 Jun 2018 01:39:22
would this mean that Madrid would buy Keita from RB or would they buy him from us?




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08 Sep 2017 11:09:41
Ed025, how can you call Karius a lemon? Lads only played a few games for us and he's young.

Certiainly not going to praise him yet as tour next great no 1 but don't you think it's fair to wait and see how he turns out before passing judgement? Looking through the those toffee spectacles again?!


{Ed025's Note - i have this philosophy you see hamish...if a guy knocks at my door wearing a green curly wig, bulbous red nose, yellow check suit and size 27 boots then i think to myself...this guys a clown, i dont need to interview him mate, i can tell straight away..



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23 May 2017 10:39:59
Hey Ed, I have a few mates in Spain who are RM fans and most of them love him and are very anti-Mourinho/ Perez; just out of curiosity what was the situation with Casillas then?

Thanks for all the hard work on the site it's great.


{Ed001's Note - they hate Mou and love Casillas because Casillas was Spanish and Mourinho is Portugese. Casillas played on that a lot to get his own way on everything. He was just an arse behind the scenes, caused great rifts between Spanish players and the rest.}




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24 Aug 2018 11:27:10
Fantastic news, top man you are Salah it’s great to have you back.

All the best with the recovery, take care pal.




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20 Aug 2018 14:45:05
Very sorry to hear this, wishing you a speedy recovery Salah.

A true gent and a credit to this site, the club and himself and his family. All the best mate.




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24 Jul 2018 11:30:21
damn right ed025 its the 'liberal fascist' PC brigade who accuse any opinion other than their own as bad in some way. whilst I totally agree the abuse of players nowadays is unacceptable and a massive social problem.

The internet age has made people demand instant gratification in all areas of life, so if a footballer isn't brilliant from the get-go they'll always be the subject of abuse. this site is about the only place where one can find a balanced opinion on anything.




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24 Jul 2018 11:24:16
For the lad's sake he needs to get away from the club - there's no way he can further his career here with the abuse and pressure he's under.

Do you know if any clubs are interested in taking him on loan/ permanently?




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10 Jul 2018 17:47:32
Whilst it’s sad to think we could have had some serious financial backing at a time when we could of pushed on, I wouldn’t change it for what we have now, good owners and most importantly we are still at our home.

Wouldn’t trade all the money in the world and flash new stadium (ie Arsenal) for Anfield, chuffed that the club chose to redevelop rather than move.