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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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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.



01 Aug 2016 13:44:57
Hi Ed's, How can we make sticky post/ thread where in we can see the result after a year or so?

We would like to have a post dedicated where Ed's and all other posters take the poll / post and say where they think Liverpool will finish the coming season.

It can be as simple as Position and name of them poster based on their selection which is open throughout the year but restricted to one selection per poster so that they can't alter over the course of the season.



{Ed033's Note - The 'sticky' link can be the 'Polls' link at the top of the page.

LFC Finish Poll

1.) 01 Aug 2016 17:26:54
Thanks Ed033 and other Ed's for quickly putting this up.

Really appreciate. We also need to see who has voted us and where. It can be later also.




03 Jul 2016 14:56:01
Hi Ed's

Whats your opinion overall on Kewell's time with us?

That was one of the signing that got me excited very much. But he never played like his time in Leeds and with his injuries finally ended in big dissappointment.

what's your take on him?



{Ed001's Note - awful, he had plenty of ability but failed to show it with us at all, even on those incredibly rare times he wasn't 'injured'. One of the worst signings we have ever made.}

1.) 03 Jul 2016 15:18:07
think it was a case of I've signed for Liverpool "ive made it"? it still feels like that now with some players to me. think it was Mickey Thomas who had the same idea? ( asked Shanks to crack open the whisky when he was signing but Shanks tore up the contract an chased him) later to sign for mancs.

2.) 03 Jul 2016 15:35:28
Is it the case of him reaching his peak with leeds and never improving on it?


he had one good season with them and never was able to produce the form?

or read somewhere that though Viduka and him were from Aus, there was intense competition between then whule at Leeds and once he came here he wasn't bothered to prove anthing.

3.) 03 Jul 2016 16:06:46
Ed. do the inverted commas insinuate he was soft and almost faked injuries?

{Ed001's Note - he was very soft mate.}

4.) 03 Jul 2016 16:06:46
Ed. do the inverted commas insinuate he was soft and almost faked injuries?

{Ed001's Note - he was very soft mate.}

5.) 03 Jul 2016 17:11:17
He was quite sensational at Leeds though. One of many fav players at Leeds.

6.) 03 Jul 2016 23:00:37
It was probably coincidental but it did seem that he would produce his best form in the last year of his contract. Certainly there is a perception in Oz that he was soft and prone to blaming others for his misfortunes.



28 Jun 2016 13:02:57
Hi Eds

What's up with Lucas? Will he be staying? (in Klopp's plans) or If we get a suitable offer, the club is open to sale?

We already know that Joe Allen is up for sale and we will be left with Firminiho, Coutinho, Milner, Hendo, Can, Gjuric, Stewart, Ojo with Ibe also open for sale.

There is also rumoured interest in Piotr Z from Udinese.



{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine.}

1.) 28 Jun 2016 13:18:49
Lucas must surely go considering he is so far down the pecking order, although most interested clubs will balk at his wage demands. Be a decent servant, but never good enough for a team trying to compete for trophies regularly.

2.) 28 Jun 2016 13:30:36
Bearing in mind he is experieced cover for Hendo and Can, and can also cover CB if required, I'd be happy if he stayed.

3.) 28 Jun 2016 16:31:15
Some folk amaze me? Lucas never let's you down think he'd do anything for the team. Lad must stay not like he's really crap at filling in.

4.) 28 Jun 2016 18:28:20
Sakho is the boss, Lucas was the best DM in the league before the damn injury. Just lost his legs after.

Still a very decent and clever player though.




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11 Jan 2017 13:49:01
Yes, the amount of chances that he has got. if the same was given to Suso or someone else, who knows what they could have made of it.

He is a lucky guy.




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09 Jan 2017 15:04:08
Most of his youTube skills are all shots from a fair distance. long ones.

Not sure what to make of it but looks like he has confidence to pull off such long shots which is a good sign.




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07 Dec 2016 16:51:24
Don't think except psg anyone else. high profile clubs are looking at him and not at that price. He still needs to perform better consistently.

Also he needs to excel in one particular position than being a allround presser.





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10 Aug 2016 13:32:37
thanks Carra.




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11 Jul 2016 07:26:45
Yes Ed, mostly agree with you on Flanno being better than him.

But being out for such a long time and then when he is back not being used regularly make us doubt something is wrong big time. Maybe Square Tomato can throw some insight if possible as like Joe Gomez.

If this is your opinion on Clyne, then wonder what you have to say for Johnson. :-)


{Ed001's Note - I grew to dislike Johnson by the end of his time with us. I don't mind if a player is not good enough, I will criticise him, but not dislike him. What I dislike is when a player does not bother to try, and Johnson was one of the worst culprits for that. So glad he is gone.}




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15 Jan 2017 19:02:15
First MoM performance from him.




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15 Jan 2017 12:12:48
On current form they have an upper hand.

Our play has been below average in last three games and if we play with the same green away kit it is omnious sign for defeat.

My hopes are on players returning from injury to make a game of it and some quick brilliance from Danny boy to come from bench and score.





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12 Jan 2017 16:43:53
Yes Hamilton Red.

With your logic, we should have persisted with all players then, why only Can? (Tiago Illori, Suso, Andre Wisdom etc) .

Just think how gifted Can is for getting so many chances whereas others would die even to get 1/ 10 of his time.

Point is this isn't a school / amateur league where we could give promising player chances and hope that they will come good.

I strongly believe in you are there or you are not. Promise and Potential are words used against average or below average category type of players.

Other side of it is they will be already playing day in and day out.




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12 Jan 2017 11:35:35
Can is and was very raw and average.

See no point in persisting with him and he has justified Bayern Munich and the other team team where he came from in not persisting with him.

But our fans won't agree here.




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08 Jan 2017 21:34:07
Even Grujic seemed to have come early for his own good. wish he was with previous club or any other club where he would get proper chance.

Looked good during pre season