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14 Apr 2017 12:47:09
Ed002, do you know of any interest in Markovic?


{Ed002's Note - His agent has spoken with a number of clubs but I think most are put off by the asking price. It has been suggested by his agent West Ham might want to talk with Liverpool.}



11 Apr 2017 20:28:33
Ed002, any truth in both Milan teams having an interest in Alberto Moreno?


{Ed002's Note - Not as far as I am aware.}

1.) 12 Apr 2017 07:13:54
Fingers crossed.

2.) 12 Apr 2017 07:51:11
Athletico madrid also from what i have read.

3.) 12 Apr 2017 08:39:00
It was an athletics club rather than Atletico.

4.) 12 Apr 2017 17:49:37
Bidding war.

You have him!
No, you have him!
We're not having him, you take him!




06 Mar 2017 18:49:19
So latest news via the Liverpool Echo

"Liverpool’s wage bill rocketed by 25% as it passed the £200 million mark for the first time. "

"The Reds shelled out £208,258,000 on salaries for players and staff for the 12 months up to May 31 2016 - more than Premier League rivals Manchester City (£198m) and Arsenal (£195m) . "

"That represents a hefty increase on the previous year when Liverpool’s wage bill was £166,085,000. The details are included in the club’s accounts which have now been filed at Companies House. "

So to end of with that news, anyone accusing the club of not spending money along with the other blah blah blah vitriol towards FSG when the club made a £20m pre tax loss need to put a sock in it now when they say FSG are only here to make money off the club. If the club makes a loss, the owners pockets take the hit.

Moving on.

So here is what I reckon Klopp will do this summer,

The club tried to move on Clyne last summer and was why Clyne was so furious during the summer window. Believe the club will make attempts to move Clyne on again along with Sakho, Lucas, Markovic, Bogdan, Sturridge and possibly Ings. There could very well be another clear out in the academy for those who have no future to make space for other youngsters trying to break through. If Mignolet does go then I cannot see Klopp signing another keeper. Ward will be made no 2.

I doubt anymore midfielders will be added even with the departure of Lucas. Klopp still has Grujic who has to play regularly next season due to his work permit requirements. Ed002 has said the club do not have intentions to move on either Can or Stewart . Then we still have Lallana, Wijnaldum and Henderson plus academy players. Milner is another who can play in midfield. We are well and truly stocked in this department. More midfielders will have to leave along with Lucas in order to add more CM’s which will be explained in the very last paragraph of my post.
Two new fullbacks will be signed, TAA, Moreno and Milner as backups. Another forward with pace and trickery, another CB and that will be it in my humble opinion.

Our wage bill will have to be reduced considerably before Klopp decides to go crazy in the market otherwise Liverpool could be looking at running at a loss again in the next financial results. If we do not qualify for CL then having one of the highest wage bills in the League could end up spelling trouble ahead and pretty sure Ed002 will agree regarding LFC's wage bill.


1.) 06 Mar 2017 19:02:05
God howd that even possible.

Behind ahead of city.

2.) 06 Mar 2017 21:22:41
Thank god your not Klopp . Moving on clyne lol.

3.) 07 Mar 2017 02:42:13
yea I agree on the money thing. to me it's not really the amount of money spent, but more about getting the right structures and the right people in to use that money in the best way possible.

4.) 07 Mar 2017 14:13:52
Obviously you only watch motd then matip. Clyne is awful.

5.) 07 Mar 2017 16:56:31
It is true that the club/ Klopp wanted to move on Clyne last summer Matip is Boss. Ed002 last summer confirmed that Clyne was not a happy man when the club was offering him around.

6.) 08 Mar 2017 05:26:47
I will say this, Klopp hit both his big money buys, Matip was a good pickup, Klavan is what he's been brought to be and that is be serviceable, with only Karius being a question mark. If Klopp can pull off another summer like that, we are going to be in a good spot.

I think Klopp will go for a veteran premier league keeper, thinking Schmichel, Heaton,

Any updates on Saed Kolasanic Eds?

7.) 08 Mar 2017 07:01:01
I like Heaton. and I really liked Butland before the injury. I think Butland may have better ball distribution too but it remains to see what he's like after the injury.

I wonder if Cresswell (West Ham) has ever been considered as a LB?



02 Mar 2017 19:57:57
Ed002, do PSG still have an interest in Coutinho? I think it is fair to say that Liverpool need to start keeping their best players and build around them. Hoping Coutinho stays but fear he may decide to leave if another opportunity arises.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any change in the situation Max.}

1.) 02 Mar 2017 20:12:00
Ed002, do you believe Coutinho will leave? Obviously the summer window is not here yet but I have a sinking feeling about this.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know.}



15 Feb 2017 17:57:58
Hi Ed002, quick question if I may. Do Juventus have a serious interest in Emre Can?


{Ed002's Note - No Max.}

1.) 15 Feb 2017 18:06:39
Thanks Ed002.




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29 Apr 2017 08:20:49
Regarding our CB situation, Klopp has made it clear that unless he can bring in players to improve the first team then there is no point in signing players who are happy to sit on the bench.

Here is my take on the new contract for Lovren. Klopp assessed his CB transfer targets for the summer, their availability, willingness to move to Liverpool etc and maybe has decided that what he currently has will not be able to be improved.

There is one thing being linked with transfer targets but whether those players want to move to Liverpool is another thing. Let’s face it, we are not in a position to knock on Spurs door and tell them we want both Vertonghen and Alderweireld who are two of the best CB’s in the League. Finding two CB’s like those will be an uphill battle for Liverpool.

Yes people can then say why sign Klavan? Simple reason for me is because we were not in a position to go blow a whack load on another CB, Skrtel needed to go and there was the Sakho debacle so Klopp went for a cheap experienced option. Klavan might not have been to everyone’s taste but least he has not cost an arm and leg and can deal with big centre forwards unlike Skrtel.

Gomez surely deserves a shot so if no new CB's arrive then so be it.


1.) 29 Apr 2017 08:48:50
What bugs me is we could have signed Alderweild twice in the past firstly when he left Athletico and the second time when he was sold by Southampton.

2.) 29 Apr 2017 09:13:47
Jonesred, how do you know Alderweireld was interest in joining Liverpool? Just because we were linked or whatever the case may be does not mean he would have joined us.

3.) 29 Apr 2017 10:05:02
Thing is we will only bring a CB in if one leaves as eds has explained mate.

4.) 29 Apr 2017 18:08:39
Klopp seems to have explained the thinking, he believes Lovren is just coming into his prime so maybe he views current level as not his best and believes he will still improve over next 2-3 years.



29 Apr 2017 07:08:17
So Lovren might have got a new contract but let's not forget him and Matip as a partnership saw us have an unbeaten run for something like 13 matches when they featured together.

Lovren is not the worst defender but our biggest problem with him is his inability to stay fit. Matip has also started showing problems with fitness so it is a bit strange that we have given Lovren a fancy new long term contract as we clearly need more reliable CB's.

Still believe that our biggest problem defensively is at left and right back. It is becoming evident now that we are unlikely to sign another CB unless Klopp decides to bring in someone else for Sakho, that is if he leaves.

For me getting in two competent attacking fullbacks will resolve plenty of issues for us when it comes to our problem with width. The only player which has shown to be adept at going forward playing as a fullback is TAA.

In my humble opinion, left and right back are the weakest links in our squad. (Bar our GK situation)


1.) 29 Apr 2017 14:35:42
Their ability to stay fit and play together as a partnership for a long period, is key since Lov will be kept. Skrtel was a hopeless defender but looked good alongside Carra or Dagger cos they played long periods together. Lov/ Mat are a solid pair together even tho, they are not the best one v one defenders, something our CB's need to do in our system. Klopp prolly thinks he can coach them up to improve. We'll see what happens.



24 Apr 2017 21:01:13
So after the disappointment of the Palace result I have calmed down.

We have 4 games left to make top 4. That is the bottom line. It is time for fans, supporters, players, manager, coaches and the tea lady to pull together to see us over the line.

Whatever happens at the end of the season, we are still Liverpool no matter what.



1.) 25 Apr 2017 14:24:42
Totally agree, we should really go for it, no draws, and put on forwards as our subs . Its goals we want .



23 Apr 2017 10:41:26
Ed001, do you think Klopp will revert to a midfield 2 next season or stick with a 3?

At Dortmund his preference was 4-2-3-1 so my guess is it will come down to whether Klopp goes and signs a proper striker to play up top or another versatile option for the front 3.


{Ed001's Note - depends on what definition you put on a midfield 2 or 3 really. At times this season we have played a two with Lallana playing as a forward, in essence. I expect a similar thing next season, where some games will see a definite three, others will see a two. It depends on how the game goes and the opposition's tactics.}

1.) 23 Apr 2017 11:10:20
Yeah you are right and the formation changes throughout the match.

What I am trying to get at is that if Klopp does sign a proper striker then surely Coutinho, Firmino and Mane (pending availability) will be lining up behind him (as I doubt these three will be left out of the match day starting 11) meaning space for only 2 CM's whereas signing another versatile forward sees things staying as is.

{Ed001's Note - on some days yes. Though, if Couts stays is a bigger question right now.}

2.) 23 Apr 2017 11:30:14
Let's hope and pray Couts does stay! We will have difficulty replacing him no matter what fee we get for him. Proof of this is when Suarez left and we got Benteke. Obviously it also is down to the manager picking the right solution but teams ahead of us and UTD's financial power will once again be our stumbling block.

CL may up our chances of luring better quality but Liverpool cannot afford anymore expensive mistakes if we want to see the club reach the top again. We have to keep our best players i. e. Coutinho and co and build around that.

{Ed001's Note - you don't progress by selling your best players before they are past their peak. You should be selling the players you don't want to be first choice every game possible.}

3.) 23 Apr 2017 12:29:38
Bloody hell ed I was thinking the interest in Couts had cooled off a bit mate?

{Ed001's Note - sadly no.}

4.) 23 Apr 2017 12:38:58
Hi ed01, are the club considering selling coutinho, or has he expressed a desire to leave? Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - no and not yet.}

5.) 23 Apr 2017 12:58:23
Is it Real Madrid trying to sign him.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona has already met with Liverpool and were told he is not for sale. Real Madrid will see him as an option to replace Modric.}

6.) 23 Apr 2017 13:14:58
Let's hope we get top 4 and manage to hold onto him. At that point I would like couts to come out publicly and tell naymar how well he'd fit into the Liverpool side 😂.

7.) 23 Apr 2017 13:18:58
Ed you think securing CL football will be enough for him to stay?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know.}

8.) 23 Apr 2017 13:14:47
He also had a proper Holding Mid / DM at Dortmund in Sahin / Bender.

9.) 23 Apr 2017 13:19:11
Is coutinho staying based on whether we get top 4 or is it he just fancies barca?

10.) 23 Apr 2017 14:05:24
Keeping hold of our best players is something we've struggled to do in recent times.

11.) 23 Apr 2017 14:08:19
It would be a huge shame if Coutinho were to leave - feel he's just going from strength to strength and going to be something really special, especially if he and Firmino continue to build their understanding. the constant 'team rebuild' culture that seems to get some fans so excited does more harm than good IMO - it's not easy selling top players and then trying to integrate a whole bunch of new players every year.

Poch has set a good example at Tottenham, keeping patient while his side has matured and making only a very small number of key changes at any one time.

12.) 23 Apr 2017 18:02:45
Real and Barca. Difficult to say no to either. Even if we get top 4, I won't be surprised if he heads to Barcelona.
I think Klopp should start looking at options. If he stays, fine. If he doesnt, a proper replacement would've already been scouted.



22 Apr 2017 11:21:23
Will be interesting to see what everyone's expectations were for Liverpool start of the season.

Mine was one of the cups and 4th spot. Obviously our cup run ended in disaster.

Having no Europe made things a little bit lighter for us but let's face it, we would not have had a squad to compete game in and out in Europe and locally.

For that reason I am extremely happy with how we have improved in the EPL this season. We only managed 60 points last season and 6 points improvement at this stage might not seem much but is the difference between making the top 4 and not.

We really need to get things right in the summer window and pressure on Klopp to deliver silverware will be make or break for him next season.

Two finals, our first European final since 2007 and came close to another final.

Klopp has been here under two years so progress has been there and next season I am expecting further improvement under Klopp.

Interesting stats compared to the manager he took over from.

Rodgers was here for just over 3 years.
Total of 166 matches all competitions, 1.77 point per game, 1.89 goals per game, 1.33 goals conceded per game
. Won 85, drew 39 and lost 42.

Klopp total of 94 matches all competitions, 1.79 point per game, 1.88 goals per game, 1.18 goals conceded per game, won 47, drew 27 and lost 20.

Make of that what you will but under two years with Klopp in charge I reckon there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

If Klopp had done worse in his first full season (which is this season) compared to Rodgers in his first season then I would have been extremely worried.


1.) 22 Apr 2017 14:14:58
I thought we'd challenge for the title but I'm still happy. That poor run aside we'd have been up there. Klopp will learn and so will the players so next year wewill
Hopefully be up there challenging. Champions league football next season will ease some if we can just get over the line now so no doubt there will be some exciting European nights under the lights again!

2.) 22 Apr 2017 14:19:34
Another trophy less campaign and I am not actually very excited as some here are. All these comparisons are bull! Brendan had Suarez and even a blind man could guranteee a second place finish with him in the side. He failed miserably when we sold the star man and bought duds who couldn't hit a barn door.
Klopp is not a success either. He needs to win PL title.

3.) 22 Apr 2017 14:57:18
I genuinely thought this could have been the year. But a very bad January cost us mainly due to missing keys players but others just didn't step up in their place. We probably just have tried to sign someone but if the right player isn't there then I'd rather no one than just anyone. Hopefully over the next few games we can cement top 4 and all look forward to next season.

4.) 22 Apr 2017 16:04:56
I said 7th or lower which is still a big possibility.

5.) 22 Apr 2017 19:15:29
No, it's not Walter. Check those facts 🤝.

6.) 22 Apr 2017 20:32:01
Harry anybody except KK it seems.

7.) 22 Apr 2017 23:35:20
I think I was backing top 6 but possibly just outside so they should exceed my expectations.




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14 Apr 2017 19:03:52
Harry, I need the stuff you are smoking. You can light it for me too.




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14 Apr 2017 09:36:25
So who's place will Costa take? Mane, Coutinho's or Firmino's?

I cannot see Klopp signing anyone to replace these three players. Whether we sign a striker or wide forward, attacking mid or whatever else it may be, Coutinho, Mane and Firnmino will still be first choice next season so unlikely that someone like Costa will join unless one of Firmino, Mane or Coutinho leave. Signing Costa at ridiculous wage demands when Bayern are happy to see him go should not give us reason to be held ransom either.

We still also have Ings who should be ready next season and Woodburn now breaking into the first team. Someone like Brandt will be our best bet but depends on his demands. He most certainly will be first team ready as he has loads of experience at his age.

All also could depend on whether Klopp reverts back to his favoured 4-2-3-1 opening up a space for someone like Brandt to step in straight away. That would see us having ample attacking options with Lallana and Wijnaldum able to play in the wide positions.

Anyone expecting a expensive addition to our attack I feel need to start getting ready for disappointment. I would rather see Klopp spend our whole budget on getting our unreliable defence sorted out.




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03 Apr 2017 23:22:08
Not good news. Luckily Coutinho seems to be getting back to his best and LFC have hit some form too. We need to get on with it.




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02 Apr 2017 20:04:48
Sule is joining Bayern next season. Scratch him off the list.




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02 Apr 2017 11:13:01
Supermane, Ojo is nowhere near ready for the first team otherwise he would be making the bench. Even with cup runs next season he will still need to show he is good enough.

Brandt is a regular starter for Leverkusen and has already featured for Germany. Klopp will definitely be signing at least one forward in the summer, whether it be a striker or a wide man. Brandt at his age is ready for first team action as he has plenty of experience. Ojo not going to be ready for next season and we also will not be signing players to replace Firmino, Coutinho or Mane unless there is a situation that they wanted to leave. The signing Klopp make have to be first team ready. Ojo ain't and with CL football on the horizon, we cannot rely on an academy star who has hardly kicked a ball at first team level for us.





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29 Apr 2017 10:05:32
Man UTD have a lot of debt but because of their massive revenue each season they are able to service their debt with ease.

Liverpool on the other hand rely on FSG pumping money into the club each season which is not good for them and neither is it good for LFC.




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29 Apr 2017 09:13:47
Jonesred, how do you know Alderweireld was interest in joining Liverpool? Just because we were linked or whatever the case may be does not mean he would have joined us.




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29 Apr 2017 07:22:05
It is fair to say that if we do not take all 3 points on Monday night then our chances of top 4 are gone.




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24 Apr 2017 21:29:16
Sturridge's injuries does not take away his talent, it only sets him back.

2013/ 14, show me a better striker than Sturridge and saying that it was not only down to Brendan being a good coach. Sturridge is a natural talent but unfortunately he will never again be able to apply that. Made of glass.


{Ed002's Note - Thank goodness you are not living in the past.}



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24 Apr 2017 21:12:00
Irrespective of whether you zonal mark or man mark, if Benteke is given the space he was then zonal or man marking has no relevance.

It is not the first time Benteke has scored against us and or any other team man marking!

Our defenders need to start focusing instead of watching the ball.