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17 Feb 2017 01:40:28
can ed002 clear up a bit of a rumour I heard?
supposedly lfc are close to agreeing A pre-contract with solanke from Chelsea. can you please confirm this or even if lfc have any interest? (
many thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool are not allowed to speak to Solanke nor agree a pre-contract with him. If they have been speaking to the player then that would without doubt result in a very significant fine and perhaps a transfer ban. I cannot believe that they would be that stupid. They can however talk to his representative (his step-father) who was dealing with Chelsea in trying to reach an agreement over a new contract. Chelsea has no interest in being held to ransom and paying him the outrageous asking price for his salary - and would therefore be more than happy for him to let his contract run down and join another Premier League side (as it would significantly increase the compensation due). I understand that the player himself has already had a discussion witha representative of Celtic. He is a decent player of whom much is expected - but his financial expectations are way beyond Chelsea's means.}

1.) 17 Feb 2017 08:40:56
Thats saying something if his demands are outside chelseas means!?

Ed, you say cannot believe that they would be that stupid. I'm just wanting to understand. Are you saying that they have spoken direct with him ir that they wouldn't be stupid enough to?

{Ed002's Note - The original poster said that Liverpool were close to agreeing a pre-contract - I explained that Liverpool are not allowed to talk to the player nor agree a pre-contract. I then explained why he is available. It is perfectly clear.}

2.) 17 Feb 2017 10:25:51
thanks for your response ed002.

3.) 17 Feb 2017 10:44:45
Why is a representative of celtic allowed to speak to the player directly and not liverpool, is this because celtic are under the SFA and liverpool the FA? In other words is this because liverpool are from the same governing body as chelsea and celtic are not?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, correct.}

4.) 17 Feb 2017 12:52:40
Who enforces that rule Ed? Is it the FAs to stop the poaching of players to rivals or is it UEFA/ FIFA?

And what do you believe the purpose is if you don't mind me asking?

{Ed002's Note - UEFA enforce it via local FAs. It is to stop the disruption of rivals making approaches to players who have contracts up for discussion or running out.}

5.) 17 Feb 2017 16:50:59
Is he just a youngster the ed?

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with his age.}

6.) 18 Feb 2017 08:36:58
Sorry ed i meant by that he is probably a kid seen as one for the future and not first team ready.

{Ed002's Note - Really? If Liverpool are willing to match his wage demands then he will be very happy and Chelsea will be happy with the compensation and to be rid of him.}



23 Jul 2016 22:25:49
lfc and Bournemouth supposedly agreed a fee for Bradford Smith. around 6mil according to reports.


1.) 23 Jul 2016 22:47:48
Bradford? 😄.

2.) 23 Jul 2016 22:47:48
Bradford? 😄.

3.) 23 Jul 2016 22:52:48
Have the Eds heard any rumours regarding Oscar Wendt to Liverpool? I remember him being linked with us years ago, but recently heard his name mentioned as a possible target, on another forum.

{Ed002's Note - A Hodgson target when he first arrived? Sure, why the hell not.}

4.) 23 Jul 2016 22:59:46
damn predictive txt on me phone.

5.) 23 Jul 2016 23:24:37
So potentially 22 mil for two fringe players. that's another plus for using the academy, of course you want to have them star for you but if there not deemed good ebough, once they have a good amount if appearances for a team such of ours, couting there age aswel, the fees are there for us to demand.

Ojo has a season or two now and if he doesn't maie it its another 10/ 13 mil just ib potebtial.

6.) 24 Jul 2016 01:03:21
Thatd be the advantage of developing youngsters. Cyncis would say fsg buy youth players solely for the intention of selling for profit. But I don't believe this at all. If the player pushes on and can contribute at 1st team level then he will. But if not then at least ya haven't wasted 30-odd million on someone like benteke. flipsidee being that opportunities need to be given for the youngsters to impress, which does make it hard for them to break through.

7.) 24 Jul 2016 02:10:37
Faithinworks, arevu saying no opportunities given to young players? Are u following liverpool at all?

8.) 24 Jul 2016 03:33:38
I think you'll find what I said was - " flipside being that opportunities need to be given for the youngsters to impress, which does make it hard for them to break through. "

if that translates to "no opportunities given to young players" then I'm sorry, I can't help you.

9.) 24 Jul 2016 07:10:31
Its a complete myth about fsg buying young to sell at a profit.

All clubs buy for the academy and then any young players who we've bought for the starting 11 we've massively over paid for them ie firmino.

10.) 24 Jul 2016 11:09:49
You think if we sold firmino now we wouldn't turn a profit? Karius, gruijic, Gomez, Ings, origi all players that if we sold in a few years we'd get more than we paid.

11.) 24 Jul 2016 11:37:33
I believe we would make a profit on Roberto Firmino but have a revolutionary thought, let's not sell our top assets.

{Ed041's Note - he washout best player in the second half of the season for me. If GW price went up after his poor showing last season RF value will of definitely increased.

12.) 24 Jul 2016 12:14:24
Fencey we would make a small profit yes but not the sort of profits people make out.

The way people go on is like fsg buy for a few mil and try and make a fortune.

Carrol didn't make anything, benteke won't either.

13.) 25 Jul 2016 08:04:07
Use of academies is always going to vary depending upon the size and wealth of the club. Smaller clubs, e. g. AFC Wimbledon, have a stated policy that they want to make half their first team home developed. They don't have the money to do anything else and can't afford to keep players around on good contracts as back ups.

But clubs like Liverpool are not going to be replacing half their first team squad every year or two so obviously most of the kids who come through the academy are going to be released or sold. That isn't a policy of signing them to sell them.

You would hope for 1 or 2 players good enough every few years realistically. But you can't just put the best player on the pitch on their own, they need a squad of around 14-15 each year they run a team. Realistically that is 14-15 lads who won't come through. That thins out post 16 but it still remains the case that the 17-21 year olds are almost all going to be released or sold. You can't keep them and bearing in mind you'll have fresh youngsters coming through this is just an ongoing cycle. If you can make some money from that natural cycle then that makes business sense but it still doesn't mean they are signed to be sold.

Even Chelsea you could argue aren't doing that, they have the cash to cast their net wider and sign in bucket loads of youngsters in the hope they find the odd one or two who are special. That they make money from loaning them out isn't necessarily why they do it.

Ironically, a kid wanting to play for a big club could be argued to be better off going into the set up at a much smaller club as that gives more chance of making it into the first team and at a younger age, which is the irony as then they have more chance of getting to a big team than a kid sitting in the age groups at the big club.

{Ed002's Note - Right - "clubs like Liverpool are not going to be replacing half their first team squad every year or two".

14.) 25 Jul 2016 08:19:55
ED - ok change that to shouldn't be if they get their recruitment right first time around, should also say if you replace managers regularly you'll see big squad changes but rarely to bring through youngsters, in fact you may see lots of existing youth binned for an influx from the country of the new manager. Either way, not going to replace half the squad with academy products.



31 Jan 2016 22:21:37
ED002, can I ask a question that may seem odd even conspiracy theory like?

I am not for one minute saying this to be the case or have any info on this whatsoever but can I ask a bit about the teixeira offer? I seen on earlier posts that you said the owner of shakhtar kept on putting the price up when Chelsea came calling about teixeira so subsequently a deal was not concluded. Did lfc know all about the ongoings between the 2 clubs? I only ask this as I have a little theory (I have had a few scoops tonight so i will deny all tomorrow) it seems pointless lfc entering negotiations or any talks with shakhtar if they knew how awkward they were to strike a deal with, that is unless we did know and had no intention of getting teixeira but looked good to the fans craving a big money signing? All bollocks and I know this wouldn't be the case but been sitting bored for last hour.


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool would have known that there was a certain futility in making a very low offer and never really increasing it. Shakhtar has done nothing but said the player will be sold in the summer - they have known for months that he wanted to leave this year. If they had read these pages they would have known what happened with Chelsea and the increasing price - I have made no secret of it. There is no conspracy and people should not forget that the club is in a precarious position financially. Perhaps the offer was all they can risk.}

1.) 01 Feb 2016 09:25:30
cheers for your reply ED002 as always is most appreciated. I won't try and ask if we interested or sign anyone today. try enjoy your day guys you ALL do a top job. 😆.

{Ed002's Note - I would not expect too much to happen with LFC today - hopefully no knee jerk buys. I could see one leaving and a loan or two outbound perhaps. Have a good day.}

2.) 01 Feb 2016 09:41:35
Ed, can you explain what you mean by "precarious position financially"? - Have we NO money, have we been bought by chancers? ( yet again) According to statistics prodcued, we are around the 8th richest club in Europe, so god help the rest if we are skint. Keep up the good work!

{Ed002's Note - I have explained the financial position on many occasions. I have no idea what you mean by "richest".}

3.) 01 Feb 2016 10:57:05
They are not chancers IMO
They have invested lots in transfers plus associated fees
They are funding the ground upgrade.

Give them a break. I think the precarious position is because the club is borrowing money against future income and losing money weekly.
We have to get the wage bill under control, we have to get the squad number under control and we have to optimise income from sponsorship, gate receipts/ corporate and all that requires a successful team.

I think they need to rein in the spending, generate money from sales and utilise the reserves more. We need to hold our nerve and not throw more good money after bad.
The modern day fan has grown up with 5-6 in-coming transfers a season. They must change their perspective and realise this is not sustainable and complete folly. You win things with consistency, you don't become consistent by having a revolving transfer door. That just makes you poor.
All opinion.

4.) 01 Feb 2016 11:24:03
I am not surprised Liverpool are in a precarious financial position.

Having had a manager who spent fortunes on donkeys and loan-outs.

However there are some good buys and money from good sales.

I got grief because I called Benteke a donkey. Which was unfair on my part. Expensive mis-fit would have been a better description.

The walking wounded list is unfortunate.

Liverpool have agreed personal terms with Alex Texeira, he wants to come. Shaktar are digging their heels in. Why keep a player that doesn't want to play for you?

{Ed001's Note - because they will sell him in the summer and want him until then.}

5.) 01 Feb 2016 11:36:56
Do we have a good chance of him in the summer then ed? Its a long way off i no. Will we have to start from scratch with him again?

{Ed001's Note - depends on whether we still want him then or not really.}

6.) 01 Feb 2016 10:35:15
Ed can you say who might leave us and who the loan might be please? Youngsters?

{Ed002's Note - Sinclair - and the sqaud is too large so a couple of loans would not be a surprise.}

7.) 01 Feb 2016 19:02:57
Ed002 I've had no offers nor made any bids.

All the best.

8.) 01 Feb 2016 20:44:17
Just thought I'd mention this 'precarious financial position', ED2 mentioned. It's not actually precarious in the slightest. We have an interest free loan from the owners, but it's not the size of Bolton - the commercial team will manage to sell some form of rights on the new stand - of that, I am positive.

Outside of our interest free loans (which are exactly what Chelsea and Manchester City had before they were written off), we're in a solid financial position, based on reasonable accounting of outgoing vs incoming transfers and the length of contracts offered to new and current squad members.

For example, Migs new contract was likely offered to allow for a longer accounting of the original fee paid. Allen isn't on for a new contract for two reasons. A) there is only £4.5m remaining of his transfer fee to be allocated in accounts - his value is currently low. To increase and preserve that, Liverpool would look to sign a new deal with him. However, I still see him being sold in the summer.

I'm still predicting a small profit (around £10m) in the next financial reports, prior to the influx of overseas rights money. I may be wrong in my predictions (I wasn't last time), but I wouldn't call that precarious, by any means.

{Ed001's Note - how much of a debt do you think Bolton have? Bearing in mind their owner just wrote off some of it. I don't think you quite understand the issue is not debt with Bolton at all. It is not having the cash flow to keep up with payments such as tax. Profits or otherwise are not really relevant, the accounts can be messed around with very easily to make a business look profitable if need be. The issue is that underneath it, the spending outstrips the income.}



21 Jan 2016 11:13:52
if ED002 would be so kind in providing us an update in Alex teixeira if possible?
I looked on the Chelsea page search engine and I seen a post from yourself when providing transfer updates for the guys and gals over there, you said you expected a deal to be done in January can you confirm if Chelsea still interested or have they taken a step back now? if so do you know the reason why, or was it the 2 clubs simply not agreeing a fee? I understand you a busy man and don't like to give hour by hour updates but this seems to have come way out of left field if this whole lfc teixeira rumour is true. thanks ed for your time and patience.


{Ed002's Note - Shakhtar's Alex Teixeira has accepted an offer to join Chelsea in January, but the move remains subject to (a) Shakhtar deciding to sell - and their owner is blocking any move at this time; (b) the clubs agreeing a fee and terms - but they have been negotiating - but the price was raised considerably, and (c) the player being able to pass a medical this month, . Juventus and and PSG have a declared interest and Spurs have watched him recently but it is unlikely an eventual move to Chelsea can be disrupted - but I suspect the summer is far more likely now. I am travelling at the moment so I am not sure what is happening with Liverpool.}

1.) 21 Jan 2016 13:02:48
Cheers ed002, your reply was a big help.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

2.) 21 Jan 2016 14:54:53
He (Alex) fits the profile of the players we are after, young with a hamstring injury.

3.) 21 Jan 2016 16:10:55
he's not that young, Roy.

4.) 21 Jan 2016 16:54:05
And he doesn't have a hamstring injury, they have confirmed that rumour was false.

5.) 22 Jan 2016 06:19:44
Read Ed002s reply!
He ain't coming to Liverpool if the deal to go to Chelsea is tied up.

Good old Daily Star! reliable as ever in writing rubbish.

{Ed001's Note - the player accepted an agreement, but the club didn't, read what Ed002 said again.}

6.) 22 Jan 2016 19:10:42
Fair point. Still can't help thinking this is unlikely to happen.



06 Jan 2016 22:26:40
a question for ED002 if he around to answer possibly? I've seen a report linking us with a loan to buy offer for mario suarez (fiorientina) as I understand watford have supposedly made a similar offer. is there any truth to lfc bid for him or just lazy journalism again? thanks for your time.


{Ed002's Note - I am aware that Mario Suarez wants a move from Fiorentina due to lack of playing time and I understand he is attracted by English wages. Southampton, Leicester, Stoke, Marseille, Sevilla and Braga are cited as being interested and Watford have offered a loan to buy deal that may well be viable. A January move is certainly possible.}

1.) 07 Jan 2016 02:30:43
He was a decent player when he was at Atletico, though he is as slow as it can get.

2.) 07 Jan 2016 07:55:47
i guess if he slow but good, means he plays like Roman Riquelme.

3.) 07 Jan 2016 00:47:07
Hi eds, did u mention mario suarez as too slow for gegenpressing game?

{Ed002's Note - I have not said anything about Mario Suarez except to explain that Liverpool has no interest in him.}

4.) 07 Jan 2016 00:47:07
Hi eds, did u mention mario suarez as too slow for gegenpressing game?

{Ed002's Note - There has been no need to mention Suarez on these pages as Liverpool are not interested in him.}




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08 Apr 2017 19:05:30
Crazy game today. First if all I'll get my grievances out of the way. I seriously think when stoke seen out team they would have been lifted immensely now I'm not saying he has to play coutinho and firmino every game but with the injuries we have and studge severely lacking match practice I was worried. I think the team contributed to the first half as we looked like a team that hasn't trained with 3 at the back and stoke having a huge lift seeing out team sheet.
Second half was completely different tho. Arguably we conceded the best chances against us from second half but mignolet produced when we needed him too. I think it really important that we keep couts and Bobby not only that add quality players that if they do become tired and injured then the replacements can do nearly as good a job. That will be some task for klopp to get right. As all lfc fans hope let's get this 13th spot sorted and plan for a proper challenge next season.




07 Apr 2017 10:33:09
A question for ed002 if I may?
I see a lot of transfer business happening between clubs from other countries happening quite alot. I. e. german clubs usually buying players from other german clubs and not going abroad to shop for players. But here in England we seem to mostly shop abroad for talent, do you believe this is because clubs get priced out by other clubs in England or is it due to more respect other teams have for one another in other countries or is it the buyout clauses? Sorry to throw a random question at you but was just something that intrigued me.
Many thanks.


{Ed002's Note - It is an interesting subject and there are a number of reasons - some I won't think of but I will try and provide some rationale. In terms of pure numbers (and putting aside less major leagues such as Scotland, the Championship, Cyprus and Luxembourg), the Premier League is some distance ahead of the main protagonists in Europe. Right now England has around 70% foreign players with Portugal, Belgium and Italy all around 50% to 55% and Russia, Spain, the Netherlands and France all around the 40% give or take. You would need to check the exact figures with the CIES Football Observatory reports which come out with boring statistics all too often - try not to read too much in to any you stumble across. The reasons behind this include (but are not limited to): (a) There is far more money in the Premier League so clubs can cherry pick players from around the world. (b) The Premier League is attractive because of the profile and media coverage. (c) English clubs often price English players out of a move to other English sides. (d) European sides (e.g. Italy) have to work with in a far more demanding quota system. (e) Some countries have the benefit of agreements (e.g. Spain which has the Cotonou Agreement where African and Caribbean players are not counted against non-EU quotas) that are beneficial to clubs. (f) Some countries have quotas which are game based rather than squad based (e.g. Ukraine limits non homegrown players on the pitch to seven etc.). (g) Some countries have clubs that realise players from their home nation most suit the type of game played in that country and there are benefits in terms of moving players between clubs - as opposed to taking a youngster out of his comfort zone of sunny South America to move to the grim, wet and cobbled streets Northwest of England where there would be a significant cultural change, smog, dead & dying pit ponies laying on the street, little chance of football at the highest level and only chips and fried curry to eat.

So it is a number of issues, many of which are not reflected in the data and statistical analyses you will come across - quotas, Kolpak ruling etc.. This is one of the major reasons you will never see a level playing field for the professional game - ll of these anomolies would need to be worked out before you can start to get the balance right. England would need to give up the media money it has - or all media money would need to go via FIFA or UEFA and be distributed. Then you would need to address the disparity of other income from commercial routes - and that certainly isn't going to happen.}

1.) 07 Apr 2017 12:49:27
Can't beat a bit of fried curry 😂.

2.) 07 Apr 2017 13:16:49
Just a note of this - the BPL number of homegrown players is bad but it is not as bad as the official figures say. This is because the official figures count the number of English players in the BPL which isn't fair because we have Welsh teams in our league as well - a few years ago our league was 10% Welsh teams! The number is actually closer to 60% rather than 70% when you count English and Welsh players.

TBH we are actually about 50-50 if we looked at all the players eligible to play for England and Wales at the start of their career - the British Isles relationship with Scotland, Northern Island and the Republic of Ireland making so many players eligible to play for multiple countries. Obviously that still puts us way behind the kind of numbers that other top leagues have, but it's not quite the unclimbable mountain of being twice as bad as them either.

{Ed002's Note - That is an entirely different matter and not the question. The figures about homegrown are nothing to do with Nationality at all. Again it is nothing to do with the British - you seem to be trying to twist my answer. It was obviously a waste of my time typing.}

3.) 07 Apr 2017 13:52:41
Thanks for your time in such a detailed answer ed002. It was just something that took my interest as I seen bayern are getting Sule and can't remember the other player and I think they look most likely to bring in brandt. I know not many English players moved abroad and as I thought seems money is the issue. Again thanks for your answer hope you well and still provide many of us "football fans" the answer to our questions.

{Ed002's Note - Plenty of clubs organise transfers in advance of the window and they discuss options on a regular basis.}

4.) 07 Apr 2017 15:12:51
You can get some good curries in lancs.

5.) 07 Apr 2017 19:55:12
Thanks ed002, you're a ledge 😘



01 Apr 2017 22:21:01
Gotta love derby days! Well that is the red half of Merseyside that is.
Thought we thoroughly deserved the win and apart frm some shameful refereeing would have won by a better 3-1 score line. Barkley is a disgrace and would love retro respect action taken against him. A few awful 'tackles' today then had the cheek to throw himself to the ground and dive what a bellend! Enough of me talking about that the game should be remembered for a true lfc legend in 'Bugsy ' YNWA.




21 Mar 2017 11:58:00
I know you are a busy man but was hoping I could ask you a little question/ review?
The top 6 teams managers in the prem could you possibly give me your imput/ opinion of them of how they are doing and maybe the longetivity at the current clubs. I think it's fair to say you not buying into klopp being liverpool messiah? Hopefully you will have time to read through this and give me a little insight into the current crop of managers. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Well briefly, Conte is a very good manager who is well liked by those who know him and the players who have worked under him - except Stellini of course. Chelsea would like him to sign a new deal beyond 2019 but how long he stays could be determined by interest in him from elsewhere. Guardiola is more difficult to judge as his managerial experience has been at the very top end of the game - but is is clearly continuing to oversee a team performing well but whether he can achieve the Champions League at Manchester City as the owners want is another matter. That will likely determine the length of his tenure. Mauricio Pochettino is doing well at Spurs and perhaps well enough to attract the attention of a leading side such as Manchester United or Real Madrid within the next couple of years if progress is sustained. Mourinho will probably stay for two more seasons but is volatile enough to depart earlier. He doesn't like Manchester and his family is still in London - plus he does not have the trust of everyone at the club. You cannot doubt his coaching skills but sometimes other decisions are rather unusual - we will see what happens with Ibrahimovic which is a matter he may just get wrong. Klopp is a good coach but suffers from his inability to adapt - and this cost him a lot in Germany (it is five years since he had his last domestic league success). The likeable clown persona is wearing thin. 2019 may well see Bayern Munich come calling for him. Arsene Wenger has a tremendous legacy at Arsenal and has sustained reasonable success at the club without excelling too often. It is now time for him to move on - it is not a good season and from day one (he nearly left last summer due to another matter) it has been inconsistent. Now the fans have turned.}

1.) 21 Mar 2017 14:37:59
arsenal ....

{Ed002's Note - Try the Arsenal page.}

2.) 21 Mar 2017 14:53:08
will do ed002.

3.) 21 Mar 2017 17:32:47
Superb reply ed002, love other insights and would agree with nearly all you said. Obviously I have Red tinted glasses on (lfc red I may add) and whilst I love Klopp like soooo many fans on here it's good to hear other people's opinions other than lfc fans. Thanks for answering my question and everyone else's you to on here.

4.) 21 Mar 2017 19:55:51
Brilliant review Ed.

5.) 21 Mar 2017 20:00:49
Great read, Ed. Why do you think Bayern will be Klopp's dream job? His BVB affiliation must make him a non-starter for both him and Bayern, right or do Germans not care for that stuff that much?

{Ed002's Note - He would have gone to Bayern if Guardiola had met the deadline they set for saying what he wanted to do.}

6.) 21 Mar 2017 20:12:26
As it's relevant to this post, regarding Ibra, is the matter mourinho "may get wrong" offering Ibra a contract extension?



18 Feb 2017 13:47:22
Got a feeling it might be a big summer ahead for Mr Klopp. I read on sly sports that talks have already begun with potential summer moves through certain clubs and players agents which I love, think purchasing players nice and early in summer helps them settle dramatically and enables them to go on pre-season tours and bond with manager and fellow team mates barring any international duties they may have. iam not particularly sure if we have a bigger youth team or whatever they get called these days compared to other prem clubs but Klopp has mentioned that IF we qualify for champion league then the squad is going to need enhancing as it currently isn't big enough. I jus hope we are open and honest with the younger players and other players we have out on loan and let them know if a future at lfc is possible. if not then sell em on instead of loaning them out all the time. this can't be good for club or player if I'm being honest our loan system policy is rubbish! I can see a lot of outgoings in summer and expect a fair few of the youngsters to be moved on permanently aswel. with a few first team additions added. quality of tbe additions depending on champion league or not. either way I think it could be an eventful summer at lfc.


1.) 18 Feb 2017 13:50:57
Quantity doesn't need enhancing.
Quality does need enhancing.

2.) 18 Feb 2017 14:18:49
quality over quantity all day long, I jus hope Klopp and scouting system see it the same way.

3.) 18 Feb 2017 14:20:28
We need to get rid of the crap and replace it with the good. This doesn't mean we have to add a ton load of players to the squad, includong potential youngsters we have too much as it is. It really can be quite simple. Well said as always Ron.

4.) 18 Feb 2017 14:22:36
I think Klopp saw quality over quantity last summer. So far so good.

5.) 18 Feb 2017 14:28:16
Agree with Ron (again), quality over quantity.

6.) 18 Feb 2017 14:46:33
Can't see klopp signing a load of rubbish so I'd assume it will be a few quality players to add to the first team this improving the squad.

That's how a squad is built, what we use to do was buy squad players thus making no difference to the first team.

7.) 18 Feb 2017 15:11:57
If Klopp pulls a Brendan, kid in a candy shop style then next season is well and truly buggered.

Luckily Klopp has not pulled a kid in a candy shop move since he arrived and cannot see him venturing into such madness.

8.) 18 Feb 2017 19:09:07
I'm sure potential signings will be based on whether we achieve CL Footy.

9.) 18 Feb 2017 18:36:47
Adding new players means selling some of the current players like Can which is again not welcomed on this page what an irony.

10.) 18 Feb 2017 18:44:55
Klopp doesn't buy players that won't improve the team immediately. That was BR's way for the disaster we now know of. We need about 18 players of equal quality in the first team and then pad the squad with the youth players we know can step up. I trust Klopp to do he job as he got us Matip, Mane and Wiji that have massively improved the first 11. We need about 5 more quality players for depth and to plug the wholes still lacking in the team.

11.) 18 Feb 2017 20:04:59
It doesn't matter what he buys what matter is always the quality. New signings should go directly into the first team or atleast on par with our first 11. I expect at least 5 new players.

12.) 18 Feb 2017 23:36:16
The young lads have to win the battle to break into the first team.
Being a skillful footballer is one thing but you also need strength, aggression and the stamina to show them thrir skills in a far tougher environment than what they're used to.

Maybe Klopp made too many changes for the cup games this season but it showed the younger lads chosen gor them matches a hard taste of what is required to make it

And if 1 or 2 of them make it through then the harder work starts trying to maintain it. The work ethic and attitude is as important as the skill set.




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thanks for your response ed002.




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24 Jan 2017 11:47:33
I personally can't see this happening but going back to the summer window and I remember having a convo with a few reds and ed001 about who would like to see us sign and my target was William carvalho. looks a destroyer in the middle of the park and after watching the euros in the summer was very good on the ball. would be a good signing in my opinion, this signing would surley mean the end to stewart at lfc tho in the long term. the lad is 23 and by now would be thinking about his options especially if carvalho or indeed another central midfielder signed.




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24 Aug 2016 13:36:37
I take on board what you are saying ed001, and I normally agree with most things you say but regardless of fees or who we have bought do you think Hart is an upgrade on mignolet? I agree with what a lot of people say he is English so the players get hyped up and made to be better than what the actualy are and I agree Hart falls into that category but I still think he a good keeper. he seems to me to be a vocal keeper who is respected by his fellow peers, I respect everyone's opinion on this matter and ov course if it was as easy as everyone agreeing we wouldn't have football forums. hope we can agree to maybe disagree on this one ed001?


{Ed001's Note - what difference does it make if he is an upgrade on our back up keeper? The question is whether or not he is better than Karius. Sorry but peers respecting him? What does that even mean? That his fellow pros aren't slagging him off? When do you ever hear a current player slag off another current player publicly? Try watching Hart flap and throw the ball into the back of his net repeatedly, then you will see he is the English Mignolet, crap with the ball at his feet, unable to organise a defence and not much of a shotstopper.}



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24 Aug 2016 12:27:16
I don't think signing karius is a 'mistake' or anything I jus think our league is a difficult one to get used to and Hart has been a number one at a massive club playing for many years as first choice. he has had adversities throughout his time at city and has come through them. he has the right mentality to succeed and be a winner. as I said in my above post I hope karius proves to be as good as some of the German keepers in recent history. I just think In my opinion that we would b buying a ready made winner in Hart who would have been an upgrade on mignolet. as for ward I think a years loan at a championship/ lower prem team is best. unless klopp made him his number one this season because he needs to be playing regular football.


{Ed001's Note - Hart has been number one purely because he is English and they want an English core. 4 managers have been there and not wanted him, surely that should tell you something? All of them didn't think he was good enough but struggled to recruit a replacement, until now. Hart is just not very good. He has done nothing in his career other than been behind a good team so he never had anything to do.}



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24 Aug 2016 11:35:59
I think joe Hart would have been an excellent addition to our squad if we didn't buy karius. I haven't seen much of karius but I don't think it right to buy a keeper and stunt his potential development by not playing him much. For that reason I wouldn't buy Hart but if we could have bought Hart at the beginning of the window then I would have went for him if an acceptable package could have been agreed. he very vocal, a leader within the dressing room who has been a number one for 10 years so would know all about the pressures of being in the spotlight all the time. I actually think he a major upgrade on mignolet aswel in all aspects of his game. as things turn out tho we have karius so we should get behind him once he back from injury. who knows he might be an absolute beast?





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07 Apr 2017 13:52:41
Thanks for your time in such a detailed answer ed002. It was just something that took my interest as I seen bayern are getting Sule and can't remember the other player and I think they look most likely to bring in brandt. I know not many English players moved abroad and as I thought seems money is the issue. Again thanks for your answer hope you well and still provide many of us "football fans" the answer to our questions.


{Ed002's Note - Plenty of clubs organise transfers in advance of the window and they discuss options on a regular basis.}



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21 Mar 2017 17:32:47
Superb reply ed002, love other insights and would agree with nearly all you said. Obviously I have Red tinted glasses on (lfc red I may add) and whilst I love Klopp like soooo many fans on here it's good to hear other people's opinions other than lfc fans. Thanks for answering my question and everyone else's you to on here.




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18 Feb 2017 14:18:49
quality over quantity all day long, I jus hope Klopp and scouting system see it the same way.




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12 Feb 2017 21:18:04
he also missed a pen too. lol.




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11 Feb 2017 22:13:03
Wijnaldum was immense today. mane will get the plaudits and rightly so after his 2 goals but Wijnaldum was my motm. that was his best game in a lfc shirt today. hopefully many more to come.