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13 Nov 2015 11:30:36
Hi Ed002. Do you have any information/news about Loris Karius, the goalkeeper from Mainz, as a transfer target for LFC? The source is twitter (and Essexred below), but since his name was lumped along with Sane and Gundogan on the tweet, I thought I would ask you the question. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I would rather not answer questions from Twitter but at least you were honest where it came from. Mainz's Loris Karius has been previous linked with interest from Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Schalke and Valencia - but it is Aston Villa who are looking for a January move. Previously played for Manchester City.}

1.) 13 Nov 2015 12:24:53
Thanks Ed.




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30 Dec 2016 18:33:19
I predict a 3-1 victory, or a 3-2 at the worst against ManC. It's the season to be giving, after all, so I'm expecting their defense to be in a far more giving mood, and ours, stingy at best. The key matchup for me will be how Klavan manages Aguero (they'll target Klavan for sure) . I'd also be curious about starting Firmino up top and Origi on the left, simply because Firmino will drive them crazy with his movement, and leave behind opens spaces for Origi, Lallana and Wijnaldum to run into.

1.) 30 Dec 2016 19:19:47
Really? If I were them I'd be targeting the channel between clyne and lovren with pace from the left wing, lovren couldn't win a foot race with santa clause on Christmas day, even taking the into consideration that santa would be blind drunk and full of mince pies!
Clyne better be on his game tomorrow when it comes to tracking runs and our right wing will need to drop back to help out.

2.) 30 Dec 2016 19:26:05
I just hope they play a back 3 again, we will ruin them if they do.

3.) 30 Dec 2016 19:49:50
They ll target Lovren and his record against Aguero is scary. Milner vs KDB would be an excellent encounter.

4.) 30 Dec 2016 21:45:18
I think we are a tad too over-confident about turning over City. I will take a draw.

5.) 30 Dec 2016 22:22:42
Too over confident? Are you for real!

City have a poor system and coached by a guy who has won trophies in many places with top teams but where has he ever built a team from scratch and taken over the world?
Answer = Never

What does pep do?

He inherits a team tried to influence his style but when things go belly up and they will as they always have he will scarper as per usual. He is far from a top class coach in comparison to the likes of Conté etc, I wouldn't even put Klopp in the same league as Conté at the moment as he is doing a good job so far but has mard one or two silly decisions since arriving here.

Now I'm far from knocking Klopp I love the guy but compare klopps team to peps and you have to admit that city are there to make up the numbers in regards of current form - player availability and tactics to which pep has no clue about.

Will be a good game but I think we should win it and win it well by the end of the game.

There's a long season left yet and I've said it before and I'll say it again Chelsea and Liverpool will be there or there about's come April it will be very close and I would not be surprised to see Utd creeping back up the table either by then. City could be in a real battle at that stage for a top 4 position by then.

Just my opinion but who am I only a life long fan and have always looked at the positives and negatives, saying that I just wish Roy Evans had the squad Klopp has now I think it would be an even better table standing right now even though currently we are second.

6.) 30 Dec 2016 22:25:55
What about design bruyne?
What a player.



28 Dec 2016 18:22:42
If Lucas Leiva does leave this window, I'd much rather replace Leiva the midfielder than Leiva the CB. I'm aware Henderson has the position (rightfully) locked down, and that Can and Stewart can fill in. But with Europe around the corner and the high pressure style we play, it's not a bad move to make. At some point, Klopp will have to use a rotation next year, we have to make allowances for injuries, and there is no outstanding defensive, U23 midfielder waiting in the wings.

1.) 28 Dec 2016 18:31:47
Kevin Stewart?

2.) 28 Dec 2016 18:42:11
Buy one in the summer then. Who wants to sit on a bench for 6 months?

3.) 28 Dec 2016 19:53:56
Kevin Stewart is already his replacement as he is a pure DM. Hendo is not a pure DM as he can break up play and also be a launch pad for our attacks.

4.) 28 Dec 2016 23:01:25
Lucas deserves to see out the campaign with us and decide his future in the summer. He can contribute in two areas, so unless we think Gomez is fully fit and Stewart is our best defensive midfield option, I think we should keep him.



23 Dec 2016 14:03:10
MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR, All Eds and fellow Reds.

1.) 23 Dec 2016 17:01:16
And a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you too ra 🙂.

2.) 23 Dec 2016 18:22:17
Thanks Ron.



20 Dec 2016 08:50:54
So we can't grind out games? We can't win ugly? We can't rise to the occasion when things are not going our way? I think we settled these questions very clearly last night.

Some observations: Is it me or does Lovren play far far better on the right side? I'm aware he's a righty and it's natural, but the difference is noticeable. Klavan had a good game, but I would temper that with the fact that Everton hardly posed any threat aside from Lukako's hulking runs into nowhere. And Clyne and Milner were industrious as usual. (It's just really quiet on here about our defense. Where are the guys who slate our defense almost daily? Hypocrites. Where's the "we need 3-4 goals to win because we'll always concede" guy? ) .

Sturridge was MOTM for me. Sure, Mane was buzzing and a threat all night long. And Origi worked hard too. But true champions decide games by themselves. Whether it's with only 1 or 90 minutes on the field. This is what Sturridge is all about. A really frustrating player (from a fan's point of view), but the man can decide outcomes and which other players can't, no matter how hard they try. And my take on the Henderson/ Barkley debate is that it's a clear no contest. Henderson showed real leadership during and after the game. Barkley simply showed he's a loser and a thug. Devoid of any class, whatsoever. And that was clearly a red. I'd also like to say that while I had tremendous respect for him as a player, Koeman is showing what a whining weasel he is as a manager. Complaining that Lovren should have gotten a yellow (and consequently a red) because Coleman got one also, is pure, spineless fantasy. Lovren was already backtracking after the first push, while Coleman was running around looking for other players to confront once he saw Lovren was not going to bite at the bait. It's a common tactic to deflect your own team's deficiencies by bringing in the referee. And we saw the big gulf in class between Klopp and Koeman in the post match comments. Klopp simply said "have a look and judge yourself if that was a red". Koeman did his smiling weasel act.

1.) 20 Dec 2016 09:21:06
True champions might decide games by themselves but Man Of The Match awards are earned by the best performers over 90 mins. Klaven or Wijnaldum for me.
Nice productive cameo by Sturridge though.

2.) 20 Dec 2016 09:44:07
Little premature to say last night proved anything, it was just one game. Having said that it was the sort of match that most champions have once or twice a season, we didn't really deserve to win but we took the three points.

The Sturridge thing I'm on the fence for, he had the telling contribution to us winning the match but it involved a huge slice of luck and he was very rusty the rest of the time.

Delighted with the result, the less said about the performance the better.

3.) 20 Dec 2016 10:10:09
Some of what you say is a bit off the mark my friend, in my opinion.
We haven't proven we can "grind out results" just by nicking an injury-time winner against a very mediocre Everton and how on earth was Sicknote Sturridge M. O. M.?
Also, t hose critics who say we need to score X because we'll concede Y are generally alluding to a widely accepted principal that our defence is our potential downfall.
You surely can't deny that, without Matip, Gomez, Sakho and a specialist LB we lack a quality and presence that our makeshift defenders have been mostly getting away with so far but . well, square pegs!
If we lose Sakho (probably) I'll be disappointed and frustrated because he's a class CB. I like Klavan as a steady defender when we don't have to defend too much and Milner likewise. Both are great when we're attacking but our defensive frailties are down to square pegs in round holes! And don't get me started on goalkeepers!

4.) 20 Dec 2016 10:20:02
although its true everton hardly were a threat, i must say we have struggled in the recent years with strikers of lukaku's mould; big, strong strikers. so it was good to see Klavan managing him very well. Lukaku hardly troubled Klavan, he was excellent on the night.

5.) 20 Dec 2016 11:09:25
Found it difficult to understand how both Barkley and Coleman stayed on the pitch last night. Great strength shown by the team to withstand the roughhouse assault they were under, particularly in the first half. A very good win.

6.) 20 Dec 2016 11:15:45
While i don't agree Sturridge was man of the match the rest is 100% correct. I don't know what game you were watching Annie Fields.

7.) 20 Dec 2016 12:37:45
Anfield Pete - I can see where you are coming from. I wrote that post from a very pragmatic and practical point of view. While I agree they were mediocre, at some point you have to factor in that they're a perennial mid-table team that can't be taken lightly. We've lost to teams much lower in the standings, and that still has to count for something. I agree that we're a better team with Matip and Sakho (even though I think you are a little premature with placing laurels on Gomez - he hasn't played a single senior game yet as a CB) . And as far as the Sturridge comment is concerned, my perspective is that I have seen so many of the "world class" stars just coast along in a game, adding very little, and then in one moment, come up with one spectacular move or kick, which basically turns the tide and decides the game - not saying Sturridge is world class. This is what I was referring to. We definitely have harder working players than Sturridge. If MOTM was applicable only to the hardest working players in a game, then keepers would never qualify. De Gea, for example, routinely turns games around with one or several decisive moments, and yet he is not the hardest working player on the pitch.

8.) 20 Dec 2016 16:36:20
I really liked what I have seen from Klaven recently, for me when Matip is fit he should play alongside him, see how he gets on.



15 Dec 2016 18:37:38
I hope Klopp reminds Henderson not to get any yellow cards in the next two games (the Stoke game particularly) . He's playing with 4 already and he's needed against the Mancs.

1.) 15 Dec 2016 19:26:44
I thought he had already served a 1 match ban for getting 5 yellow cards. I may be wrong mind you.

2.) 15 Dec 2016 19:48:21
One against Everton wouldn't be the worst thing, we should really beat Stoke at home without him. I hope so anyway I've got a ticket for that game!

3.) 15 Dec 2016 20:49:40
He served a ban already hasn't he?

4.) 15 Dec 2016 21:00:35
If you get 10 yellow cards before a date what I can't remember you miss 2 games.

5.) 15 Dec 2016 21:32:23
he has already had 5 (think he on 6 now) he missed the Leeds game in the efl cup which he wasn't going to play in anyways me thinks. so a tactical yellow in previous game me thinks.

6.) 15 Dec 2016 23:11:21
No Liverpool player is currently on 4 yellows. Once you get 5 you serve a one match ban. If you get 10 in a season you serve another 2 match ban.

7.) 16 Dec 2016 15:19:22
He already missed the Leeds game so he`s fine.




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23 Dec 2016 18:47:53
Where's the sigh of relief, Ron? :-)



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18 Dec 2016 13:27:23
My concern with Milner is that if Klopp buys a LB to take over from him, then Milner will end up being back in midfield. And that's the last place I want him to be. I have no idea if Milner has a "must play" clause in his contract, but I don't want him to disrupt the midfield, as it is now.



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28 Nov 2016 20:40:28
He's 28, his contract ends in July 2019, and I just read a story somewhere that LFC is going to offer him a 3 year extension. So I don't see much in this story. Unless Adam decides he really wants the money they through at him. Can happen.



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23 Nov 2016 13:38:20
I don't think the Lovren-Matip is as bad as people are making it out to be. Sure, Matip is the better player but Lovren has improved a lot under Klopp. Lovrewn is as good or better than Cahill, and I don't see any slating of Cahill anywhere. I think the differences between Van Dijk and Lovren are that Lovren is probably a tad quicker and more agile, whereas Van Dijk is a more imposing figure and better in corners and set pieces. Now it's up to the club if they want to spend 20-30 million for these differences.



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03 Nov 2016 05:19:00
Lee, so "Bullheaded eagerness" led to the injury? Well, at least you are predictably consistent. With utter nonsense, complete garbage and moronic idiocy. I admire your Bullheaded eagerness with it.




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13 Jan 2017 17:42:22
If you guys absolutely insist on getting a CB from Southampton, then it should be the other one, not this one.



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01 Jan 2017 09:21:34
I've referred to this in past posts, when I asked everyone if they thought Klopp was evolving and adapting to the EPL. Last night we saw that he is indeed adapting, and has figured out what it takes and how to win in this league. You could have argued "one trick pony" for last year, because he approached most games like a boxer and wanted to simply outpunch the opponent while taking as many punches as he could. "Parking the bus" is reviled on these pages, but we did it very effectively at certain moments last night, and ManC was always at risk of taking a second goal for the slightest of mistakes or some luck for us. There is no disgrace in winning ugly, even though free flowing football is what we all want to see. Jose Mourinho has made an entire career of winning ugly.

My bet is that if we have done so well without Coutinho, then we'll do just as well without Mane (with Coutinho back) . But I would still want to give the youngsters (Ojo, Brannagan, Wilson) a shot, provided they are fit.



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26 Dec 2016 15:43:18
Congratulations MKS. Life has just completely changed for you, as you're going to find out (for the better) . Hope the complications subside and Mother and child are in good health.



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23 Dec 2016 18:53:12
That explains Ed025's choice of favorite team. LOL.

{Ed001's Note - he is senile bless him.}



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23 Dec 2016 18:28:09
LOL Ed001. Everyone's a big boy on here (big lady too, if appropriate) . Should be able to take care of themselves. ;-)

{Ed001's Note - speak for yourself, Ed003 and Ed025 are so old they are no longer able to look after themselves.}