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29 Dec 2016 02:37:07
Hi Ed's

Any substance in Jese Rodrigez from PSG rumours?

Think he would be a good addition.



{Ed002's Note - Jese Rodriguez is available (because he has not settled, has been playing badly and has had a dreadful time since arriving in Paris) and has made it clear he wants to return to Spain. If Firmino, Coutinho or Mane were to leave it would make sense - else it makes absolutley zero sense. Right now PSG have shared two approaches for the player - neither of which is Liverpool.}

1.) 29 Dec 2016 09:25:40
Ed why does someone have to leave it's a squad game and we need different options to compete plus looks like we might have European games next season so will need bigger squad.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have a large squad and there are limitations. You cannot simply keep adding players - they will all want to play and Liverpool do not have the money to do that in any case.}



19 Jun 2015 04:55:13
Hi Ed's,

what's the latest on ARDA TURAN?

I was waiting for someone to post on ARDA but looks like everything has gone quiet. Even his agent has gone quiet.

Do you see anyhitng happening with ARDA and Liverpool?



{Ed001's Note - no.}

1.) 19 Jun 2015 10:44:22
Ed, don't you mean 'NO'




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20 Jun 2017 19:50:21
Hi All,

If Salah signs and if it's the highest record signing for Liverpool,
what are the odds that we will beat that and get another high profile signing this Window?



1.) 20 Jun 2017 19:58:02
Ed002 is the best man for giving odds.

2.) 20 Jun 2017 20:51:49
RTFP's :-)

3.) 20 Jun 2017 21:03:58
I have a feeling we will get someone else too. Maybe that Keita (spelling) . I hope it's going to be defensive signings but we seem to like stockpiling midfielders.

4.) 20 Jun 2017 22:50:35
VVD deal ain't dead.

5.) 21 Jun 2017 07:03:53
I still see VVD as a possibility and that will be over the salah fee.



05 Jun 2017 03:23:11
Hi Ed's

By the looks of it, A S Monaco has just won and they are dismatling their team by allowing all of the players on the shop window.

City will take two, Chelsea and Manu U are also after.

What is their strategy? Are they in need of money? How can they let all of them leave at the same time?

Wish we get one of their stars.



{Ed001's Note - they are only letting those go that they have to. Fabinho, for instance, had agreed to stay one more year last summer, so now they are honouring their agreement with him by selling him this summer.}

1.) 05 Jun 2017 06:34:57
Tbere a sevilla. Not a madrid

There not the end of the rainbow for players. Thete will be a lot of ins and iuts eaxh year.

What they have is an ezcellent scouting systems and must trust that.

They have already signing tielemans. Another 60 nil player in 2 years.



09 Feb 2017 20:34:15
Ed's and other posters,

What do you think of Matip's recent form?

I did not watch the first half of the season and the last few games I did, I see Matip as ordinary whereas the forum is full of praise for him as if he is our saviour defender.

Is it because he is just above Lovren, Klavan and those type?

Since the benchmark is itself ordinary, he is just above them and no special?


It is because he is returning from injury and not 100% back to his best?



{Ed025's Note - a bit slow for me sami..i have seen milk turn quicker.. :)

1.) 09 Feb 2017 22:44:33
You know i scanned the eds comment first and automatically assumed he was talking about can, how horrible am i. don't agree about matip btw, had a few issues with getting back to fitness following ankle problems but he is no doubt quality. He just needs to regain form.

2.) 09 Feb 2017 23:40:57
He's back from 5/ 6 weeks out. He's a top top centre back. Calm, dominant in the air, great feet, yeah a slightly slow turner, but can gallop at a fair rate of knots. See how he almost blocked hulls second goal despite the forwards head start? An besides, pace never hampered big sam or carra. Once he settles I think it could be a great bit of business.

3.) 09 Feb 2017 23:40:57
He's back from 5/ 6 weeks out. He's a top top centre back. Calm, dominant in the air, great feet, yeah a slightly slow turner, but can gallop at a fair rate of knots. See how he almost blocked hulls second goal despite the forwards head start? An besides, pace never hampered big sam or carra. Once he settles I think it could be a great bit of business.

4.) 10 Feb 2017 00:03:52
Yes just back from injury and reads the game, he doesn't need pace as he reads the game so well.

{Ed002's Note - Ideal, a centre back who cannot run after the opposition.}

5.) 10 Feb 2017 01:03:31
There's 20 million reasons why Matip is preferable to Lovren and SaKho
I think he is quality who has improved our defence when present and fully fit. He needs a quality partner along side him and someone behind them who knows when to twist and when to stick and doesn't leak uncertainty that seeps through the side.

It's not Matip that's the problem it's what's left of Brendans boys (who always show great Character)

{Ed002's Note - Coutinho and Firmino you mean?}

6.) 10 Feb 2017 01:32:35
how many glasses of wine tonight 002?

7.) 10 Feb 2017 02:21:16
Sahko would have been a great partner for matip.

{Ed002's Note - Klopp doesn't want him - it is done.}

8.) 10 Feb 2017 04:12:02
In defence Ed in defence.

{Ed002's Note - I am too slow and will give away penalties.}

9.) 10 Feb 2017 08:01:42
Why would you "run after the opposition" when you already have the ball 😎.

10.) 10 Feb 2017 09:37:52
Matip is a quality defender but he's not the sort of player who can do it all, and we won't be able to get a real and fair indication of how good he is until he's partnered with another CB who at the very least is competent more often than not.

11.) 10 Feb 2017 10:13:49
Sami Hypia, Tony Adams, Vidic, all top CB's who didn't need pace. Play him alongside another capable centreback He'll be fine, Lovren need to stop doing a krtel and dropping deep without warning.

12.) 10 Feb 2017 11:10:19
I think he's been solid, has decent pace, good passing and mostly good in the air. The problem is we don't have a settled partnership and we often leave our CBs very exposed. Most strikers isolated 1-1 with any CB will fancy their chances yet we do that to ours frequently.

Close your eyes and think of alderweireld and I bet you picture him in an organised defence. Think of Matip and you probably picture him one-on-one with a striker and no-one near him to support.

13.) 10 Feb 2017 13:35:28
He was the best CB in the PL before his injury, period IMO. He's taking time to get back but he is more than capable as he shut out Kane, Costa (mostly at the bridge), Vardy, several other. The prob is that he doesn't have a capable partner to help him get better. That should be The priority for next season's transfer window.



01 Jan 2017 22:12:09
Hi Ed's and fellow posters,

What do you think of the strategy used againt Man City?

Isn't it a significant shift from Klopp's heavy metal and gegen press strategy?

The goal was good but how often do they go in? 1 in 10 chances maybe.

We played with two banks of four (aka) double bus parked in our own half and let City have the ball and were waiting to hit them on counter after the first goal.

The fact that we went without a striker and all midfielders says that we wanted to play on the counter and the goal made our job just easy.

The fact that City didn't get going
well into the 2nd half made it easier for us.

From a neutral point of view the game was dull and did not live up to the exiciting standards that was expected of.

One good sign to take note is Klopp is prepared to change the system/ style based on the opponent and team did well to pull it off.

Finally good win well grind/ ground out. The ability to play a different system and still get the result shows a very good sign.

Cheers and Happy New Year.


{Ed001's Note - we played a 4-1-4-1, so it was not two banks of four at all.}

1.) 01 Jan 2017 22:51:59
Doesn't matter to me, we won, we got the 3 points against a top team. That'll do me just fine, couldn't care less what tactics was used, it worked.

2.) 01 Jan 2017 23:17:01
Firmino mane are forward players . Aguero did not have 1 touch in are boxs . Klopp out master pep and we could of been in 2 or 3 times if the ball was right. They had the ball but did naver really with it.

3.) 01 Jan 2017 23:33:29
I was there and I personally thought it was an exciting one. They had us on the ropes a bit second half but we hung on and defended well. Got the big 3 points. Lotta matches this month. got to keep our focus and keep cracking on.

Any word on Hendo?

4.) 01 Jan 2017 23:36:22
Klopp employed the best tactics to beat Man City. Good to see tactical versatility when needed.

5.) 01 Jan 2017 23:49:42
I thought it was one of if not the best performance of the season. No it wasn't played at 100mph but that is why I liked it. Thought they were very compact and solid but still kept the ball moving. I think it was a master stroke by JK as I'm sure City didn't expect us to play that way.

6.) 02 Jan 2017 00:36:21
I rekon klopp and co hav had a look at how best to take on the festive period games in total. Convenient how the schedule fell and allowed a plan vs city so the lads would have some energy in the tank for the full strength side to take on sunderland. Well that's what I rekon!

7.) 02 Jan 2017 07:34:25
Hello faith, the way we play against city sitting back and chasing ball is more energy sapping .

8.) 01 Jan 2017 23:37:35
I'm not sure if it was a tactic or just the way the game panned out. The early goal meant we didn't need to take unnecessary risks and we could afford to close the game out. Perhaps it could be the fabled 'plan b' that Ed2 is always going on about?

9.) 02 Jan 2017 09:16:45
It was a planned set up and it took a while for me to understand the reason. This team uisually attack even in the 94th minute. There was no reason to sit back other than a tactical approach.

10.) 02 Jan 2017 09:21:16
Planned set up Pip, This team attacks even in the 95th min. There was no other reason to sit back.

11.) 02 Jan 2017 13:36:06
I heard Klopp saying that it was not the intention of playing so deep more of a tactic of not leaving our defence isolated against De brune, Aguero, Silva an Sterling who don't really track back. We could not allow Milner and Clyne to press to high because how good City are at counter attacks. It did show that we can play a different way and gain the same 3 points.

12.) 02 Jan 2017 14:42:11
I think that Klopp has taken some lessons from games against teams who the technical ability to bypass our press. We stilk press but attack specifc signs. E. g., vs city when yaya got the ball with his back to goal you saw Lallana flying at him. J don't velieve that the way we played vs city was more energy sapping than other games we've played but I get the point about chasing around etc. Just had the sense it was a more controlled match so the running was centralised to half the fueld mostly. And also the benefit is s we see, baasically a full strength line up 2 days later. Klopp has the swuad tuned to go for it. Hope it works!



07 Aug 2016 11:49:22
Hi Ed's

Does Danny Ings have a future under Klopp?

We all know he prefers only 1 at the top and we have Strurridge when fit, Origi and Firminio ahead of him plus Balo and Benteke if they aren't sold.

Shouldnt he be looking at more first team opportunities at this stage of career as Klopp said the same for Balo?



{Ed001's Note - Firmino and Origi can play other roles in the side, Ings will get chances, as well as chances to see if he can play other roles, before a final decision is made. Unless he asks to go (which he won't this summer as he is desperate to prove himself with us) or someone offers ridiculous money, it is likely he will stay, for now.}

1.) 07 Aug 2016 12:16:34
Thought Ings would be perfect for Klopp and us. His work rate, pace and desire is all 100%. He can finish and offers a different style up top. Also, IMO, he seems to appreciate being at a top club and happy enough for a role not considered first choice but a constant role. Could be wrong but that's how I see Ings.

2.) 07 Aug 2016 12:16:43
He has great work rate and can finish natural striker with Sturrdiges injuries and Firmino not been a striker he will get a chance and I'm sure he will impress

If he was fit last season we'd of benefited greatly.

3.) 07 Aug 2016 13:59:08
Balo and Benteke will, regardless of whether they stay or go, be behind Ings,

4.) 07 Aug 2016 17:52:42
Personal opinion is he won't be here after next summer. Think he'll want more than a bit part and it's difficult to see him getting more than that.




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23 Jun 2017 17:53:56
OX should be strict NO except if we want to give some company to Sturridge and keep giving the medical staff work.

Martins seems to be super duper on You Tube but not sure how it will pan out but overall looks better than OX.

If we have money to throw, Auba and Martins with one decent left back and Milner on right.

No CM because, Klopp believes the game has to be played only in opposition half.

We will try to outscore than to try and concede less.





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22 Jun 2017 19:00:37
Excellent BigSqueeze73.




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19 Jun 2017 16:39:54
If he signs for us, Sturridge will be happy to have him for company.

Arsene Wenger might happily sell him to LFC and get out 4th place.





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13 Jun 2017 16:54:57
Looks like Messi's contract is holding up other potential signings at Barca.

They can't manage too much transfer fees and wages. Hence they would need to offload significantly before firming up on their targets.





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13 Jun 2017 15:20:12
Coutinho on recent international duty said it's complicated.

Not sure what it means but he has never said he will stay or he will go.

He is keeping it open ended.





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22 Jun 2017 21:39:07
Not seen much of Napoli but one of the back (right/ left) not exactly sure made very good impression.

Think it is Ghoulam as MU were also interested at some stage little while back.

Will be happy it Moreno is exchanged for this guy.

Not seen Koulibaly at all. so no comments





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22 Jun 2017 21:35:44
Wasn't happy with Mane signing last term but he proved a lot of us wrong in the way of returns.

Little different this time with Salah. Like the look of his game and hope he justifies with good returns.

Welcome to Liverpool.





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22 Jun 2017 20:46:03
Nope, though a very good presser, he doesn't have the eye for goals as a top class striker.

The issue is we will never see two strikers under Klopp as mostly prefers Firminio style players than true out and out strikers.

That is what we have seen till now.





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06 Jun 2017 14:12:02
Ed's and other supporters.

I have refrained from posting much this transfer season but looks like this is going to be a very costly mistake from Liverpool if they sign up VVD.

Yes, he might be better than Lovren and Klavan. In fact anyone decent would be better than both but even if we get him for 30, it would come back to haunt us and Klopp.

Hopeful that we miss this one by hook or crook.

Nothing personal against VVD but the numbers makes look stupid if they are true.





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24 May 2017 21:30:30
Yes, ED025 has a neutral view which will not be liked by most fans here because .

1. ED025 is Everton fan

2. Most fans have coloured glasses when judging players that they see them as world beaters / feel we should have won the league already