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Favourite player: Steven Gerrard

Best team moment: 2005 Champions league final



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27 May 2015 17:02:02
Hey eds, what do you make of Ballotellis agent saying he will be staying at the club next season? Do you think the club won't be able to drop their price enough to sell him on?


{Ed002's Note - It is posturing to get to a price where a deal can be done elsewhere. As I have explained, Liverpool want way too much. Mino will posture until he gets his way.}

1.) 27 May 2015 21:57:37
Balotelli, from what I observed last season, is worth f@:kall!!
to get him off the wage-bill would be an achievement.
Personally, I'd make him stay and put him in goal 'cos Mignolet's sh"t!!
On the positive side, Liverpool cast-off Iago Aspas has a Europa League winners medal in his back-pocket!



04 Feb 2015 19:42:10
Hey eds, just was wondering what is your take on Lovren's situation, he is left out of the squad again tonight. do you think he has been cast aside and could be moved on? Or do you feel is more down to the change of formation and he just isn't doing enough to get into the team? Or do you see him playing more next season when Can potentially moves more into a central midfield position when Gerrard leaves us? Would be curious to hear your opinion on his Liverpool future.


{Ed001's Note - he is not happy and right now it is likely he will be off in the summer. Things change though, and he has a few months to get back into the reckoning.}

1.) 04 Feb 2015 21:56:47
He's another player we shouldn't have bought. . a one-season wonder at Southampton. The best season of an otherwise average career and we paid through the nose for him.
He'll end up going for peanuts and we'll continue to rue our treatment of better centre-halves like Kelly, Wisdom, Llori, Agger and Toure.
Southampton must get their best china out when they see us walking towards their offices. It's like our foreign aid policy.

2.) 04 Feb 2015 23:27:24
Cheers eds, i had a feeling that this was likely where he was at. I'd love though for him to break back into the squad, same way Sakho has done, but sadly i don't think that will happen.

3.) 04 Feb 2015 23:35:34
Would anyone want him ed? if so we would struggle to get half our money back.It's a very odd situation because he looked boss for Southampton but just looks lost in an Lpool shirt A return to Southampton seems unlikely due to the fuss he kicked up when they rejected bids from us. I just hope if Lovren were to go we would give Ilori and Wisdom a chance at the club rather than spending a lot more money on another centre back

4.) 05 Feb 2015 09:55:06
Is the story true about Gerrard going to throttle him after one of the games? Personally I think he will be fine once he is fully settled and the pressure is off him a little next season. A bit like Hendo.

5.) 05 Feb 2015 12:45:49
Surely we scouted him properly prior to his move and thought he had the required qualities, even if I didn't rate him I would err on trusting the club as I'm one of those who wrote off Henderson and have had to eat my words.

If it did happen there must be massive questions asked of the transfer committee. Its the scouting network that really needs an overhaul at Liverpool in my opinion. We seem to spend an awful lot of money for an small amount of improvement.

Though on the flip side I am actually quite happy with most of the business done over the summer, overpriced but some really good potential.

Loafmaster Flex

{Ed002's Note - The scouting set up has been overhauled.}

6.) 05 Feb 2015 13:38:51
You'd have to question why he isn't getting another chance in the team with the new set up. Yes he was awful at the start of the season, but absolutely everyone was. I'd like to see him with Sakho on the ground with him, Lucas in front of him and a partially revitalized Mingolet giving him a little bit more direction

7.) 05 Feb 2015 23:13:59
I don't think he was tried as part of a three man defense.
Maybe that would help him.

8.) 06 Feb 2015 03:49:54
its kinda unfair to alienate him. when we needed a CB i would put him there ahead of Johnson to be honest.

9.) 06 Feb 2015 05:07:22
Can you elaborate on the overhaul Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - It is as simple as staff being changed - Mel Johnson, Alan Harper and Mike McGlynn have left and others have arrived.}

10.) 08 Feb 2015 20:06:22
How come a perfectly good player turned into a shadow of his former self after being coached by Brendan & co. What the hell did they do to him?

11.) 10 Feb 2015 11:02:21
I think Lovren will come good when Brendan eventually deems him ready to step back into the first team. Look at the transformation Sakho has made.




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05 Jun 2017 20:34:38
So, if we believe reports, and Macca, who is always reliable source, (I don't think i've ever seen him be wrong) then we are on the verge of signing VVD and Salah, for me it would be a real signal of intent, especially getting VVD, who is choosing us over City and the current champions in Chelsea, it would be a real real coup for us. I really admire him as a player, he is a good all round CB, and someone we badly need. Is he overpriced? ofcourse, he will be the most expensive defender in history. But for me isn't too much for the money, this guy will instantly improve our defence, plus we need to give our annual fund to the Saints charity fund. He is desperate to be apart of this club and play for Klopp which is most important.

As for Salah, I was desperate to sign him when BR wanted him, it didn't work out for him with Chelsea, but he seems to have a point to prove, and the guy is still only 24, I thought he was at least 28, he seems to be around for years. He will improve our attack and give more options. Exciting times ahead for the club, with the investment made here this summer, could determine us for the next couple of seasons, we need to get it right this summer.


1.) 05 Jun 2017 20:40:52
The more alarming thing is that Coutinho is the same age as Salah, only a few days between them! Keeping a hold of Coutinho will add to the potential success of this transfer window.

2.) 05 Jun 2017 20:53:21
You haven't came here often if you've never seen him be wrong. He said we were about to be taken over 12 months ago, along with signing Walcott and Gotze. He has been wrong and he has been right. I'm a skeptic always have been always will be. A lot of his info seems to come just after there's a load of media reporting the same thing. Where was he a month ago mentioning our original targets?

3.) 05 Jun 2017 21:25:02
Perhaps make him do a lie detector test Jezza? I reckon he'd get a Full house?

Seriously though Jezza, we are lucky to have Macca. Ed001 knows who he is and he wouldn't entertain the guy if he was a fraud. Ed001 is cold as ice. I once watched him volley a Mallard by the river because it 'looked at him funny'.

4.) 05 Jun 2017 22:05:46
Nah I'm not saying he's lying he's just been blatantly wrong before even tho he's been adamant he's right. I'm glad he posts. I'm glad the eds post even more so. Everyone speaks of his track record I've been on here since the days when he had his own page and I've not got a tally going but I'd say it's 60/ 40 to him for right and wrong by people like to gloss over his wrongs just because they wanna crawl up abit? I like his posts I put more credibility to his posts than all of the regulars apart from the eds but still he has been wrong plenty of times as well as right plenty of times.



21 May 2017 15:01:56
Have to say the new Jersey, looks incredible, really imposing and reminds me of the jerseys of the 70s and 80s. c'mon reds, let's secure CL today, end the season well. YNWA.




20 Mar 2017 23:32:48
Hey guys,

Not sure if anyone has posted already, but just want to congratulate Robbie Keane on being inducted to the FAI (Football Association of Ireland) Hall of fame at the awards ceremony over the weekend.

As an Irishman, I always loved to watch him play for Ireland and became Ireland's record goal scorer, His goal in the 2002 world cup against Germany springs to mind.

I always felt he deserved more time at Liverpool, i was soo chuffed when we signed him, he wasn't as prolific as Torres at the time, but I felt he added something unique to the team, and while the MLS is probably not as competitive as the Premier League, he has still bagged over 80 goals for La Galaxy, not bad for a player who joined in his 30s.

Pity it never worked out for him at Anfield, but what a player he was over the course of his career.

Congrats Robbie


1.) 21 Mar 2017 01:17:16
I was made up when he signed, gutted when I learned why he had to go.

2.) 21 Mar 2017 07:56:11
Robbie Keane was an absolute waste of money but not the fault of the player. I can still remember Rafa saying he first wanted Gareth Barry and then Robbie Keane.

Barry was not signed and rightfully so. Rafa then ousted Keane.

{Ed001's Note - actually it was the fault of the player, which is why he was out of the door so quickly. His lifestyle was extremely undesirable.}

3.) 21 Mar 2017 08:04:22
Rafa still wanted him though and ended leaving a big hole in the clubs pocket.

{Ed001's Note - yes but that is not the issue, and it is not a reason to hit out at Rafa, this was purely Keane's fault he failed. Keane let himself and the club down badly. Rafa made a lot of mistakes that he can be faulted for, but that was not one of them. Everyone, pretty much, thought Keane would be a good signing prior to his arrival.}

4.) 21 Mar 2017 08:17:54
I also thought Keane was going to be great signing. I did not know about his lifestyle. Surely Rafa and the club would have though?

So now knowing Keane had a awful lifestyle, the club still went onto sign him so do not think blame can fully fall at Keane's feet.

This is basically the same mistake made by Liverpool when they signed Balotelli. Balotelli deserves to be ripped apart for his no care attitude but the Rodgers and the club were well aware that he was a problem child yet still decided to sign him.

{Ed001's Note - no it is not. It is not the same at all. Please just drop it as it involves things which are best left out of the discussion. If the club had known in advance, he would never have been bought. I really do not get why you are so keen to blame Rafa and the club over the bellend who deserves nothing but contempt - Robbie 'I had every club's scarf on my wall as a kid' Keane.}

5.) 21 Mar 2017 08:32:11
Fair enough. Like I said, did not know Keane had a bad lifestyle. He was a proven goalscorer. I was basing my post on what Rafa's comments were about the situation. Was still the comments made by Rafa in 'An Audience with Rafa Benitez'. Never heard or saw Rafa saying anything bad about Keane.

Anyway, rant over.

{Ed001's Note - Rafa wouldn't because it was private and he has taken the blame for years for Keane's failings and pushing him out of the door so quickly. That is because Rafa is a genuinely good man.}

6.) 21 Mar 2017 08:40:43
I fully agree, Rafa is one of the most humble men you will find. Especially what Montse and Rafa have done for the City of Liverpool.

If there is one guy I would like to sit around the dinner table with it would be Rafa. Having him as manager a big no from me though.

{Ed001's Note - agreed, I love Rafa the man, but would never want him back managing us either.}

7.) 21 Mar 2017 09:32:21
That is coz you are in love with Klopp Ed01. There is a position vacant at the club. Rafa for the DOF. Knows the club and city and not a stranger. He will do the very best for th club without a doubt.

{Ed001's Note - or it could just be because I actually know something about football, rather than just masturbate over anyone who is not at Liverpool. Rafa is never a DOF and it would be moronic to even consider him for a role he is so utterly unsuited for. If you actually took some time to understand what you were talking about, you wouldn't keep having to change your mind every time you realise what you just talked about was utter nonsense. Again.}

8.) 21 Mar 2017 10:09:00
That escalated quickly 😒.

9.) 21 Mar 2017 11:34:56
Yeah Rafa as DOF? This is of course football related, nothing personal but What makes you think that Rafa will be able to run a club from top to bottom football wise when he could not even work under DOF's at previous jobs? You want him to be in sole charge of footballing matters at Liverpool again? He may have been our manager but he had far to much power at LFC which eventually lead to his downfall.

Rafa did some great things for LFC but politicians do not belong at Liverpool which is pretty much what Rafa ended up being for us.

Sorry for you but Ed001 is correct.

10.) 21 Mar 2017 11:15:13
Why did he have to go?

11.) 21 Mar 2017 11:16:36
When you play a CF as a wide man it hardly works.

12.) 21 Mar 2017 11:17:23
I dunno, An Irish Multimillionaire mate sounds exactly what I need in my life!

13.) 21 Mar 2017 12:08:56
I'm sure if you googled it you would find out why he left.

14.) 21 Mar 2017 13:57:56
Insigne, Rafa (who bought a lot of dross as LFC manager) should be a DOF. Thank heavens, some people here are not in charge of decision-making at LFC. We would still be stock in 2009. He is also a politician and a control freak, all the things needed to cause chaos especially knowing that deep down, he still wants to manage us again. Complete disaster and not wanted. BTW Insigne, are you using Harry's umpteenth user ID on this forum cos your love-in with Rafa sounds familiar?

15.) 21 Mar 2017 15:17:20
I can't find the answer on google and I missed it when it all came out, so I have no idea and have always wondered why he left. Could somebody drop a vague hint?

16.) 22 Mar 2017 00:56:36
Errrm maybe he wanted a dream move to Columbia? ;)

17.) 22 Mar 2017 10:10:44
Raffa was seriously messed about by Parry, Hicks and Gillette

Compare the quality of the signings early in his Tenure to the later seasons.
At that time Hicks and Gillette bought the club on credit from the banks, this loan or debt was transferred onto the clubs accounts breaking promise not to
The club then faced huge repayments that massively reduced the transfer budget
That's Why Mascherano went to Barcelona one season then Alonso etc. Etc.

Raffa had to sell to buy and at this time The world's banks were collapsing and calling in loans.

The club nearly went belly up.

So to say That Raffa bought dross is really unfair.

I still don't know what Robbie Keane did to warrant being sold but I do remember him missing a few sitters similar to LlanLas at the weekend.



31 Dec 2016 10:25:25
Hey eds, quick question i had, in the pre match interview with guardiola he said that liverpool invited him to watch the stoke game at anfield. Is this standard precedure to invite other managers you will be playing to watch the home games? Just found it curious was all.
Hope you all had a lovely christmas and a happy and safe new years to all.


{Ed002's Note - Yes, it is standard process to facilitate such things.}

1.) 31 Dec 2016 18:35:01
Awesome thanks ed2, happy new year! :D.



04 Dec 2016 16:10:34
Well that wasn't the result we wanted. Fair play to Bournemouth, they deserved the win for the way they fought back, they played the same way we were playing in the first half, pressing high and attacking us and they got the result.

Regarding how we played, first half we were totally dominant, i think it was 63% possession at one point? We certainly could have defended better and played allot better in the 2nd half. I think it emphasis the importance of Matip at the back.

That was the first time we conceded ore than 3 goals since we played Arsenal, and the first time we conceded 4 all season. We have conceded 3 more goals than the same point last season, however our form is much much better this season. our stats read at the same point last season as 6wins 5 draws and 3 losses, this season however we have 9 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, and are 7 points better off at the same point. It isn't the end of the world this result and there are positives to take, I think the fact we became a bit complacent after the 3rd goal will be addressed by Klopp, he did say anyone that talks of the title or becomes complacent will be dropped. I think a result like this always sends us crashing back down to earth, which is what we need at times. We need that grounded mentality, we need forget both as fans and the media and especially the players need forget about any talk of the title, or even top 4, we need focus on the next game, and only the next game, we are only as good as our last game. Onwards to West Ham next sunday, YNWA.


1.) 04 Dec 2016 16:21:29
If we don't improve our game management we'll struggle to win anything. At 3-1 up we should have tightened up and controlled the tempo of the game. Instead, we let Bournemouth call the shots and lost all our concentration and composure.
So disappointing to lose this one. but we need to learn from our mistakes and move on.
It hurts now. but will soon be forgotten with a good 3 points next week against West Ham.
Let's hope Matip will be fit and that Mane's injury is minor.

2.) 04 Dec 2016 16:29:33
I don't know what have we improved on seeing off the games. We let Arsenal come back and we we're very lucky. The point is most of the teams doesn't press us or commit men forward because our firepower up front is the best in the league but whenever someone has pressed us they ran past our midfield and backline like ussajn bolts!

3.) 04 Dec 2016 16:32:28
Im normally a really big fan of Karius, but i really do feel he let himself down today. Of course there was nothing he could do about the penalty or the third goal which was a fantastic finish, but i just felt for the 4th goal if the shot was too hot to handle then he should have been trying to push it out wide or out for a corner, not straight back out into the middle of the 6 yard box. He is still very young however and i just hope he can learn from these sort of mistakes unlike mignolet who still continues to make the same mistakes. The reality is we played today with 2 players who have played in midfield their entire career in our back 4. Lucas was actually bought as an attacking midfielder and milner has played everywhere in midfield and the left back spot is something new for him. Just such a shame about sakho because him and lovren were starting to get something really good going at the end of last season and we seen how we missed him in the europa league final. Just feel that Chelsea are the team to beat and i just don't think youd see them conceding 4 in 45 minutes after being 2-0 up, and i think we play them again in January when mane is at the ACON and coutinho may still be out. Having said all that i would have happily taken top 4 at the start of the season and even if the mancs win later we are still 7 ahead of them.

4.) 04 Dec 2016 18:05:39
Tell you what I love our game management. It may lead to bad results like today but the excitement and entertainment is great.
This is clearly what Kloppo wants from the team. He plays heavy metal football so if you want the 4,5 goals scored you have to accept the 3,4 goals conceded.
I'd hate us to go all "1-0 to the Arsenal".

In addition, we do not have a good enough defensive unit to shut games down, the only way is to just keep scoring.

5.) 04 Dec 2016 18:55:20
Klopp doesn't seem to want to make changes to see games out
When he was forced to sub Mane he should've maybe brought on Klavan and pushed Lucas into midfield to add some more protection to that horrendous central defence we had today.

6.) 04 Dec 2016 18:59:41
We didn't manage the game well today, something we are actually very good at and have been all season. We need to improve on this front and go back to the drawing board. 2nd loss in the PL this season with the most difficult opening schedule and in third place, 10 points ahead of the mancs. I'll take the current state of affairs and move on.

7.) 04 Dec 2016 19:05:53
Totally agree Ron. But do you think klopp should try and smooth things over with Sakho until a suitable replacement is found? I think he would be a better replacement for Matip when needed than our defensive midfielder.

{Ed002's Note - Klopp wants Sakho gone and he won't play for Liverpool again.}

8.) 04 Dec 2016 19:12:08
I agree with Supermane. Bringing Klavan and pushing Lucas means we would have got the grip in the midfield. Not sure at what point Klopp actually shed his all out philosophy to a more mature tactical approach.

What is the shame in seeing our a game at 3-1?

9.) 04 Dec 2016 20:01:46
Klopp needs to rethink his heavy metal philosophy.

10.) 04 Dec 2016 21:18:37
We won't win the league until we have a top drawer keeper.

The Liverpool Football Club first team goal keeper should be better than that.

Carra was spot on today saying the whole defence were not good enough and Karius not nearly good enough.

But easier said than done I suppose.

11.) 04 Dec 2016 21:20:38
No. No and no Supermane. The players need to maintain intensity, reduce the no. Of errors. Some tweaking perhaps, no rethink required.

12.) 04 Dec 2016 22:54:59
Spot on, Andy. Had we won the game, no one would be saying or asking for an overhaul of the system. Our performance was good enough to win easily. This is just a reminder that mire work needs to be done and nothing has been achieved yet. As for Karius, he should have done better with the fourth goal but to blame him for the loss is absolutely ridiculous. There is so much blame to go around so that needs to stop. i'm still sticking with him as at least he should be given time to learn and improve, which he has been until today. Migs is a three year failure and going back to him is a non starter.

13.) 05 Dec 2016 11:55:18
Harry goes on a wobbler and everybody jumps on his bandwagon. It was unfortunate but these things happen. I said we would struggle until our injured players are fit again. Klopp just needs to find the right mix to get us results. Nothing to panic about and no need to be over dramatic about harry. Jeez.

14.) 05 Dec 2016 14:22:33
Hi ed 2.
When asked about the Klopp - Sakho situation you answered correctly that Klopp wants Sakho out.

In your opinion is Klopp right in doing this and could it be handled differently since a quality centre half on full wages is ot even training with the first team squad where at least he could be challenging the rest to keep their place.

In my opinion Mourinio is in the same predicament with Schweinstieger at Utd.
Surely he would have been a far better choice to bring on instead of Fillani.
Keep up the great work.

{Ed002's Note - It reflects double standards if you consider how another player was dealt with but it is Klopp's choice. Manchester United has a list of players who will depart in January and the summer - the difference is BS has done nothing wrong.}




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31 Dec 2016 10:32:19
Great servant for the club, for me before his bad injury a few seasons ago against chelsea he was one of our best players in my opinion and felt he would succeed gerrard as captain some day, alas it didn't happen. But a great player for us over 10 years, he had a tough start to life at anfield but changed his game and became a real talented player. If im not mistaken he is the last surviving player from rafa's reign. Hope he does what is best for him. Would love to see him stay until the end of the season but if he does go ill be happy for him. YNWA Lucas Leiva.




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24 Aug 2016 21:47:23
Agree with Hart, he is a rubbish keeper, even flicked on the Man city game tonight briefly and there he was flapping at crosses. Credit to Migs, at least he is a decent shotstopper, but if Hart was with our defence, he would probably be worse then Migs in my opinion, definitely just as bad, he will struggle when he moves on to a team who do not have as good of a defence as City does.

As for Sakho, has it really gotten that bad with him? I have not really been following his story since he was sent home from America. Is Klopp looking to get rid because of his attitude? I thought he was still injured, that's why he was still not in the team.




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04 Feb 2015 23:27:24
Cheers eds, i had a feeling that this was likely where he was at. I'd love though for him to break back into the squad, same way Sakho has done, but sadly i don't think that will happen.





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10 Oct 2017 13:27:30
I believe we will get the win to be fair. We always play well against the big boys. To be fair to utd they are on form. Lukaku could have allot to say, but this is their first test of the season. We already have played arsenal and city, i am confident, but it isn't going to be easy. We badly need the win.




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22 Jun 2017 21:25:11
Welcome to Anfield Mohamed Salah. YNWA.

Wasnt Firmino no.11? I wonder if he wanted a new number is that why Salah got? What will Firmino's new number be?




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11 Apr 2017 22:56:02
Exactly as MK said, we should not be looking beyond West Brom, some people thought we were going to run away with the league in October/ November, pundits and fans. Will be a tough game, all of them will be tough. We are without key players too, so we shouldn't look beyond Sunday. let's worry about the games as they come, we should see then after where we stand. If Utd win their 2 games in hand they are level with us on points. We shouldn't count our chickens lads, bring on West Brom.




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03 Mar 2017 19:57:25
As said, a very reluctant sale for me. I agree totally with MK, we would do well to get over 20million. I wouldn't want to pay over 20 million for a striker who has had major injury problems for the past 3 years. It was said on here maybe a year or so ago, that Studge could go the way of Jamie Redknapp, as in, once a player gets it in their head they will be injured if they sneeze let alone play, then that becomes very hard to get rid of that mindset. I feel bad for Sturridge as I do love the guy, I was chuffed when we signed him, thought he would be perfect fit for us, and for his first season he was, however it has been a nightmare for him since, i am not even sure if he has played more than 10 games in a row since his first injury. The club have been very patient with him, and given him all the time and chances to stop getting injured, but perhaps its a mental issue? I think it would be best for him to move on, get a fresh start and hopefully get back to what he does best and score goals. I think there would be a good few suitors for him in the summer, id take 20 million for him, if we can get more then perfect, but I would not be expecting more than that.




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05 Feb 2017 21:57:09
To be honest, looking at our next 6 games, we play all big teams apart from Burnley at home. So we all know we play much better against the top sides as they try and play football and actually beat us, so I really would not be surprised if we were to win the next 6 games going by how our season has been. It is only when teams sit back against us that we struggle.