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17 Nov 2018 07:22:53
Eds, what do you make of these Fabinho to PSG/ AC/ Juventus that keep cropping up? Seems a bit odd after such a short spell but ties in with the talk about him being unhappy on Merseyside.


{Ed001's Note - really does it? Or is it the same nonsense which he has publicly said is nonsense?}

1.) 17 Nov 2018 10:34:16
Exactly, nonsense. Mate they print/ type bullsh*t when there's bugger all else to talk about, why? Because too many people believe what the media say so they know they'll get the views lol its daft mate, pay no attention to that utter crap.



04 Feb 2017 13:25:32
Any legs in the Handanovic to Liverpool rumours Eds?


{Ed002's Note - I don't know but if Mignolet were to leave in the summer and Handanovic were happy to be a back up to Karius perhaps. It would obviously mean the end for Ward if that happened.}



31 Aug 2015 16:47:21
Press reports linking us with Yarmolenko and/or Blaszczykowski again Eds - anything in these rumours?

Also talk of a RM bid for Moreno - any truth in that? I guess the player wouldn't turn that down!


{Ed001's Note - nothing as far as I am aware in any of those. Madrid are busy trying to sort out De Gea and running out of time fast.}



08 Jan 2015 15:42:16
Telegraph reckon Suso to AC Milan not happening - perhaps there is a chance for him yet at Anfield.


1.) 08 Jan 2015 21:26:58
Its a done deal mate .

2.) 09 Jan 2015 14:27:23
I think the bridges between Liverpool and Suso are pretty much burned. One of the Eds said he was trying to leave last season too.

I don't blame the guy to be honest. Especially when the likes of Balotelli who has done absolutely nothing come in and get given a spot in the starting 11 or bench.




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05 Aug 2019 07:21:19
Eds, safe to assume that the sale of Mignolet hasn't really come as a surprise and, therefore, that some kind of replacement is in the pipeline?


{Ed001's Note - not to the club, did to me as I thought I was being wound up that he had turned down so many better offers and then joined Bruges! So I don't know, I have asked, but so far I am still just getting the urine extracted over not believing when I was told.}

1.) 05 Aug 2019 10:23:28
Adrian has been signed in a free.

2.) 05 Aug 2019 10:29:17
It's strange they let him go after kloop's comments in pre season about needing two No1 keepers. I wouldn't class Adrian as a Premiership No1 keeper. Just like West Ham don't.

3.) 05 Aug 2019 10:39:38
Adrian is definitely an adequate number 2 and is probably more reliable and definitely less error prone than Mignolet. He’s as good as or better than what Mignolet has become over the last couple of years.

4.) 05 Aug 2019 10:45:39
Of the options considered (Lonergan, Cakir, Marshall) I'd say Adrian is the best of the bunch. Lonergan and Marshall are more like 3rd choice Prem keepers, and I'd never heard of Cakir so can't say he's better or worse to be honest. Looks like some good work by the club.

5.) 05 Aug 2019 11:03:29
Adrian is better with the ball than mugs would ever be, have you seen the goal he scored in a Friendly game box to box and finished . He also scored against the blues penalty shoot out FA Cup.

6.) 05 Aug 2019 11:46:27
Isnt karius still our player? We could just call him back?

7.) 05 Aug 2019 11:42:25
I just hope he's great with penalties. A pen specialist comes in very handy sometimes.

8.) 05 Aug 2019 11:57:46
Karius shouldn't even consider coming back to England, unless he builds a reputation abroad that is so strong the scrutiny from English fans and media rolls off him like water runs off a duck.

{Ed002's Note - Klopp's number one remember.}

9.) 05 Aug 2019 12:10:39
All too well Ed002 and he deserves better not as a footballer, but as a person than English football can offer him. Not even the Liverpool fans could offer him genuine support and condolences after he was visibly distressed in front of the whole world. It was half hearted or patronising at best. Let's not even get into the death threats. In a world where people pretend to take mental health seriously I was embarrassed for the sport. I hope he enjoys his career elsewhere away from tribal morons.

{Ed002's Note - The Liverpool fans treated him disgracefully.}

10.) 05 Aug 2019 12:26:24
It was indefensible Ed002, so i won't even try.



07 Dec 2018 15:03:07
Ed01, had a blast from the past today when someone mentioned the name Karl Heinz Riddle. I'd completely forgotten that he'd played for us! The chap who reminded me reckoned he was a quality player in his time but probably a bit past it - like Litmanen - by the time he joined us. One for your legends list maybe?


{Ed001's Note - added him to the list. The guy you spoke to is right, Riedle was excellent, a real threat in the air.}

1.) 07 Dec 2018 15:16:54
I was, and still am, regularly at Anfield around the time he was there but had completely forgotten him! 60 league games and 11 goals according to Wikipedia but I'm guessing many as a sub as we had Owen and Fowler at the time. cheers Ed01.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, I remember being really excited when we signed him, but he was never able to really force his way into the team and hold down a spot.}

2.) 07 Dec 2018 15:24:35
I think you need to rename the “legend” list if that’s the bench mark 001 😂 good player though!

{Ed001's Note - he was a legend in Germany.}

3.) 07 Dec 2018 15:26:00
Remember a barnstormer of a game at Barnsley an he played boss would of been better if we got him a little bit earlier in his career.

4.) 07 Dec 2018 16:09:38
I too remember being very excited when Riedle came in, but as per above felt that we got him a) at the wrong end of his career and b) feared he wouldn't be played where he could have been most effective a la Litmanen.

BTW, Jonny wasn't Karl Heinze Riddle Stoke's mortal enemy? Think about it ;-) :D:D.

5.) 07 Dec 2018 17:15:52
Love it Zeddicus.

6.) 07 Dec 2018 20:29:54
First saw Reidle in the 1990 WC as understudy to Klinsmann and Voller. He was a truly gifted footballer and very good in the air for a guy of pretty average height. His best days were with Lazio and BVB where he won the CL vs Juve in 1997. I think he was past his goalscoring prime when he came to us BUT still, a very good player.

7.) 07 Dec 2018 20:33:34
One of the best headers of a football I have ever seen.



20 Aug 2018 01:41:53
Reading today that Achterberg has been working with Alison on his goalkeeping ahead of the Palace game - rugby pad training apparently. Anyone else worried about the Achterberg impact on our expensive signing.


1.) 20 Aug 2018 05:24:03

2.) 20 Aug 2018 06:44:31
Shux, as long as he ain't beating him with concrete pads then I think Allison will be fine.

3.) 20 Aug 2018 07:01:56
Maybe he’ll learn something useful .

from Alisson.

4.) 20 Aug 2018 07:42:59
You have missed out the reason why. If you insist on posting a whiney bitchy post, at least put the whole reasons.
So ALLISON could get used to the physicality of the league!

5.) 20 Aug 2018 11:43:35
Ok. apparently you (our gk coach haters) know better than klopp, dalglish 🙄🙄🙄even ed told he is good i think. we didn't have good enough gks. being a gk i know how hard it is when your teams dominating. yiu don't even get to do anything and suddenly u r askd to save a shot. unless u r concentrating properly it will dfntly b a prob for u.



13 Aug 2018 11:24:45
Ed001 if you're around. I note that Garth Crooks is praising VVD highly in his weekend review on the BBC Sport page, even comparing him to the legendary Hansen. I recall you weren't entirely convinced before we signed him but have you changed your mind now? TBH I didn't see him play much at Saints so difficult for me to compare but I reckon he's inproved our defense significantly.


{Ed001's Note - not even close to Hansen. He has improved our defence, but he relies on his excellent physical attributes a bit too much. A little bit more alertness and he would not need to lean so heavily on them. Hansen, on the other hand, read the game superbly well so that he did not need to rely on being strong and fast. Van Dijk is good but not that level, not sure anyone is there days, players do not seem to read the game as well as they used to defensively.}

1.) 13 Aug 2018 11:51:45
Thanks Ed001, can't argue with that. Think the game has changed too much for a Hansen type to thrive these days!

2.) 13 Aug 2018 12:11:17
Totaly agree with that Ed, Hansen was so good at reading the game, thought the same about Maldini, and to a little lesser extent mcgrath, but not as composed on the ball as hansen, as Maldini said, "If i have to make a tackle, then I have already made a mistake. "

{Ed001's Note - exactly mate. But kids learn from watching games and hearing commentators praise the guy sliding in and making a tackle, because they don't understand the game. So they work on that side of the game and do not spend the time understanding the game. Physicality has become such a huge part of the game at the expense of intelligence.}

3.) 13 Aug 2018 12:39:30
Oh behave.

doesn't matter how strong you are, tall, big whatever if your not in the right positions to use it.

He just muscles people of the ball because he is there to do it.

He makes a crap tone of interceptions aswel by reading the play, he cuts most stuff out on the half way line by timing.

Let's see if mina does what vvd is doing by just using his body 😂


4.) 13 Aug 2018 12:44:51
I just wouldn't listen to Garth crooks. He has no idea.

5.) 13 Aug 2018 12:28:37
For me VVD has been brilliant since he came in but he can’t take all the credit. The rest of the back 4 and even Karius stepped up their game and I read earlier we haven’t conceded in the league at home in 6 months which is testament of that. Ed001 any chance of inventIng a time machine and bringing a in his prime Hansen and sticking him in this current team.

{Ed001's Note - I wish, him directing van Dijk would be perfect.}

6.) 13 Aug 2018 12:29:28
Great report ed but you forgot to praise Pellegrino for his set up who in their right mind plays a high line against the quickest attack in the league.

{Ed001's Note - they didn't play well.}

7.) 13 Aug 2018 13:00:29
That maldini quote is brilliant. Never heard that before.

8.) 13 Aug 2018 14:24:55
Ed, do you not think it's the quality of the attacking play that's hindering defenders reading the game?
There are some real monsters in footballs attacking players these days, more so than there used to be in my opinion.

{Ed001's Note - not at all. I don't think quality has gone up in anything other than pace and strength. Technique is worse but pitches are so good it doesnt matter.}

9.) 13 Aug 2018 16:50:26
VVD has done enough to get Gary Neville worried, so he’s doing something right.

10.) 13 Aug 2018 22:01:22
Maldini once said him having to make a tackle, was a sign that he failed to do his job. Pretty sure there are NO defenders who think this way cos they are too busy trying to make highlight reel tackles for the cameras and social media.

VVD needs to improve in terms of reading the game and being able to anticipate danger and snuff it out before it happens. He is a physical specimen with immense ability. He will have a prolonged career if he is able to read the game well hence, not having to expend himself physically. Hopefully, he can get there cos ability wise, he lacks next to nothing.

11.) 13 Aug 2018 22:23:53
Hansen was unbelievable. That Maldini quote is a personal favourite, I remember Xabi Alonso saying something to a similar effect a couple of years back. Though ski sunday I take issue with "and to a little lesser extent mcgrath", Mcgrath was every much as good at reading the game. The most naturally gifted defender of all time in my books, if not there abouts.



03 May 2018 07:29:52
I see Roma's owner has been whining about a couple of penalty decisions they didn't get - TBH I thought the ones they actually did get over the two games were poor decisions anyway, bet he wasn't moaning about those.


1.) 03 May 2018 08:06:51
Changes nothing he can moan all the like. they scored one from offside to oust Barcelona to begin with. plus it was never a penalty yesterday.
All these things balance out. and if i remember correctly it was Monchi who was against VAR when at sevilla, a few years ago.
Look at how bayern took it- they had a stone cold penalty denied. This is all part of the game and if you can't take it, better keep shut in your mums closet.

{Ed001's Note - Pallotta is just a whining little turd. A rich boy who thinks he deserves to have it all his own way because he has money. Since buying Roma all he has done is whine about everything, unless he gets what he wants he whines. He really is annoying and childish. A spoilt little brat.}

2.) 03 May 2018 09:24:34
The 2 pens Roma got were shocking in my opinion. Roma have nothing to moan about. They were lucky the got away with 5-2 in the first leg. Liverpool were far the best team. Sour grapes from their owner.

3.) 03 May 2018 12:46:30
And they can't even get it right on VAR from what I have seen. I know that Sepp Blatter had his faults but I agree with his sentiment that the game in the stadium should reflect the game played by amateurs in the parks. It is what makes the game what it is.




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25 Jun 2020 09:12:53
Agreed Andy, we looked better last night with Gomez and VVD than we did against Everton with Lovren/ Matip and VVD. I honestly think we'd be wasting money going large on that position at this stage.




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18 Jun 2020 11:12:44
I'd love this fella to come good. There's a regular starting place for him in our midfield I reckon depending on the opposition e. g. one of those games where we want a more attacking shape - he just needs to stay fit. Ultimately he could replace Hendo, surprised to see it was his 30th birthday yesterday!




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20 May 2020 12:57:36
Ed002, do you reckon it's the financial impact of the virus that may prevent bids for Mane/ Salah? I have no doubt that the quoted prices would be stupendous.

Good news in many ways as clubs may find their age Vs cost a bit high by the time we get to the start of the 21/ 22 (both be 29 I think) season meaning we'll have seen them through their peak years.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any sides looking to make offers for either player as it stands Johnny.}



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18 May 2020 10:09:31
The lad is 22. He needs to be getting regular games for the sake of his career rather than wasting his time trying to get games for us. Time for him to move on I think. Good player from the little I've seen but I'd hate for him to miss an opportunity to get weekly game time elsewhere.


{Ed002's Note - You are right. I do not know anything of such an offer from Liverpool but he would simply be taking up a squad place if he stayed - or worse be consigned to the reserves with no chance of first team football. In answer to the original question, Curtis Jones seems to be ahead of him in the pecking order and, subject to paperwork etc., Nantes are confident he will make the move he has verbally agreed.}



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16 May 2020 12:11:52
Selfish? I've spent the last 8 weeks helping out at our local community hub delivering food to elderly / ill / vulnerable folk who REALLY can't leave their homes.

Sorry Ed001, it's just too hard to empathise with mega-rich footballers moaning when they'll be living in a super hygienic, regularly tested bubble when the vast majority of normal people are having to go out to work and put themselves at significantly higher risk. Guess we'll have to agree to disagree in this one.


{Ed033's Note - Well done johnnyr for helping people. Only elderly / ill / vulnerable folk need to be quarantined under house arrest surely, not the rest of us. Look at Sweden.




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01 Jul 2020 13:06:07
He's only recently turned 20. For me his best 'move' would be to stay at Swansea for next season, keep playing well and learning and then come back to us for the 21/ 22 season at which point we can start to look at him potentially being the long term replacement for one of our front 3 who, let's face it, won't be around forever given they are all 28/ 29 right now.

Probably won't happen, too impatient the youngsters these days.




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25 Jun 2020 11:08:17
It's a tricky game for City no doubt. Fingers crossed for the result we need 👍🏼.




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19 Jun 2020 17:43:47
I'm sure he's played there for us already hasn't he? Maybe in a cup game or when we had injury problems?




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05 Jun 2020 17:24:20
Let's have it right, Chelsea have spent a lot of money on strikers over the past 10 years or so and not many of them have worked out too well - Torres, Morata, Costa, Shevchenko. However I'm glad in a way that we haven't paid £50m for a player to sit on the bench because that's not fair on him either. Will it come back to bite us - possibly if one of our current front three leaves but I can only assume we've had assurances that they are staying. I also assume that we have other options that may be a better fit with some kind of rotation or who may be happy on the bench initially.




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31 May 2020 15:47:52
Got to play the first team as much as possible as I’m guessing this will be almost a pre-season for 20/ 21 maybe with a short break before the next season starts?