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11 Apr 2017 16:49:46
On the BBC sports website : Dele Alli and Eric Dier spotted in Liverpool.

Please oh please tell me he's reconsidered that 5mln contract offer! And Diers coming along too to keep him company.


1.) 11 Apr 2017 19:56:49
Moons made of cheese as well.

2.) 11 Apr 2017 20:38:51
Dier wudnt get on in front of Emre 😎.

3.) 11 Apr 2017 21:14:18
They were here for a night out with Barkley.

4.) 12 Apr 2017 11:23:30
Too bad they didn't provide better cover for Barkley!

5.) 12 Apr 2017 13:21:34
Moon cheese is delectable.

6.) 12 Apr 2017 15:45:06
Knockout evening I heard.



01 May 2015 16:44:42
Call me ignorant but I don't call Cheryshev a Marquee signing and have no idea why we'd spend another 18mln on a young winger when we have Ibe, Markovic, Sterling and Ojo, Wilson, Kent and others in youth setup. Depay on the other hand would really improve the team and can play backup/second striker and I would call Marquee.

Eds, are we really looking at Cheryshev please or just someone trying to talk up his value?


{Ed002's Note - Real Madrid have had a few approaches from clubs interested interested in taking winger Denis Cheryshev on loan or permanently this summer with Kuban Krasnodar and Real Sociedad both requesting a price. Previous interest from Everton went with David Moyes. Zenit and Metalist Kharkiv dropped whatever interest they had. As for Liverpool, he may well be an option to replace Raheem Sterling if he were to leave, but I am certain there has been no bid at this time. }

1.) 01 May 2015 23:31:27
Thanks, think it's the last thing we need, doesn't fill a critical gap and another unproven youngster.

2.) 03 May 2015 04:15:02
BR is the same guy who says he is building a squad withe money he blows, then says we need marquee players then, he is interested in this Russian kid who is NOT a marquee signing. Moral of the story? If a man talks too much, he lies a lot. He talks so much that he doesn't remember what he actually hence, sounds dumb.



05 Jan 2015 13:53:49
Hi eds, if we lose Lucas and Gerard over the summer, what's the long term plan in centre midfield? Can and Henderson would make sense and perhaps llalana or Coutinho in if we play three? Any idea what BR's plans are for Allen?



{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what the plans are for Allen but Liverpool have a lot of midfield players already. Much will depend on what happens management wise.}

1.) 05 Jan 2015 14:24:15
A fairly well balanced midfield three would be Henderson, Lallana and Can, with a front three of Coutinho, Sterling and Sturridge.

2.) Agree 100%, would like ideally to see a strong DM option (or keep Lucas) to sub in as required. Lucas, Can and Hendo would be a great defensive three while Can, Hendo and Llalana a great balanced/attacking midfield.

{Ed002's Note - Folks need to stop listing players/teams here otherwise the thread will be deleted.}

3.) To the original post I can only hope Allen moves on. Watching many games this season, he lacks pace tracking back, lacks strength. For a passing possession player he seems to lose the ball often and I can't recall him making a forward pass over 6yrds? I also can't recall a single assist?

Seems like a nice bloke but purely football he is nowhere good enough. Wouldn't expect a fee of over £5m either, a complete waste of funds. Depending on how Balotelli turns out, Allen is for me our worst ever purchase

4.) 05 Jan 2015 18:05:33
agreed! allen is a shocking player.

5.) 05 Jan 2015 22:41:29
I still think the best midfield displays I've seen in Rodgers time were two games we lost last season- Man City and Chelsea over the festive period. Our midfield was Lucas, Allen & Henderson. Those three completely shut down City & Chelsea's midfield with the combined pressing of Henderson & Allen and Lucas sitting behind and reading the game.


6.) 08 Jan 2015 00:16:03
Hi guys, I work for a football stats company and can tell you that Allen has both a deceptively high pass completion rate for a midfielder over the last two seasons (87.09%), and also has won more duels than Gerrard. He gets bashed more than he should




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03 Jul 2017 19:12:11
Been trying to figure out why Keita is such a priority given our midfield and was wondering if it perhaps means Klopp thinking about going back to a two man midfield and the 4-2-3-1 he played in 15-16

If Lucas leaves, only realistic options for he base of a 4-2-3-1 are Hendo, Can and Gini (and even he is perhaps more attacking in nature) so adding Keita would make sense, and a Hendo/ Can and Keita partnership would be very effective IMO. Can then play Coutinho or Llalana at 10, and Mane and Salah out wide, with Firmino at no. 9 to link play.

Hendo and Can were very effective in the double pivot until injuries broke them up - could we see a return next year if we land Keita?


1.) 03 Jul 2017 19:26:12
I think we'll be able to "cater" for him 😂🤣😂🤣😂👏.

2.) 03 Jul 2017 19:37:21
Keita is a Replacement for Milner at Left-Back.
Salah will play on the right wing WITH Mane, left wing will be sacrificed altogether.

3.) 03 Jul 2017 19:42:11
We will play three in midfield. Can at the base, Kieta and Coutinho on either side of him. Rest all will start from bench. With Kieta in the middle will release Coutinho to float around than being marked out by opposition players.
Keita will dictate the game from the middle. He will act as a proper playmaker.

4.) 03 Jul 2017 20:07:10
I'm favouring a 5-8-3 formation with a two goalkeeper tactic.

5.) 03 Jul 2017 20:52:12
Our midfield is very delicate.

We need a player like this.

6.) 03 Jul 2017 22:02:25
I think it will be 4 2 3 1 still with coutinho as a no 10.

7.) 03 Jul 2017 23:59:56
If we do play the 4-2-3-1, I expect Can and Keita to be the midfielders, with Salah, Coutinho and Mane up further, and Firmino up top. Looks balanced on paper, but with both Can and Keita both always surging forward, I wonder how often they'll leaving gaping holes behind.



06 Jun 2017 01:50:41
Talking about the fullbacks, it does seem a little strange everyone (including myself) has been critical of Clynes end product and aerial ability in defence, yet were all hoping for a new LB (including myself) when Milner has done a very good job there.

From my perspective I'm hoping a new LB creates the left footed attack that would give us the ability to whip in dangerous crosses and get behind defences on the left (and stop Milner from always having to cut inside - a particular problem because Coutinho plays exactly the same way), and then we can move Milner over to RB ahead of Clyne.

Is everyone else thinking the same?

Also worth noting however that if we do end up getting Salah, who is left footed and a winger, Milner at LB becomes less of an issue IMO. If we play Salah on the left side to create pace and width (as opposed to Coutinho who was more of an inside forward) then the dynamic would change quite a bit and there is less urgency to bring in a left footed LB unless we can find the right one. Clyne has to be changed regardless though.


1.) 06 Jun 2017 02:34:28
yup. for me, we are missing genuine pace down the left flank as well. I can't remember which game now, but it was one of the latter games of the season where moreno came on and was able to get behind the defensive line purely down to his pace. But the other key factor that changes when you have genuine pace down the wings is the midfielders start to look for that run, the kind of run where all the midfielder has to do is split the CB and fullback and then you're of. it is something that City do expertly with the pace they have coming from their wingers on both sides.

2.) 06 Jun 2017 03:27:25
I think it would be best to buy a left winger because there aren't many available that are more composed on the ball than Milner. Ideally we would prefer an upgrade on Moreno that's reasonably priced and somewhat young. Robertson has less upside than Sessegnon but he would be ready now rather than someone unproven in the prem. Really like the look of Solanke and don't think we need an investment at striker now. Salah is also a tasty option. If we can finalize business there and purchase a centerback I think we have a squad that can challenge for the title.

3.) 06 Jun 2017 04:04:52
Milner did an okay job far from very good. Not only going forward. He was hopeless in defending for quite a few times especially against pacy wingers. I think it should be top priority to replace both LB and RB.

4.) 06 Jun 2017 04:05:16
It would still be a short term fix imo. Shifting milner to right won't solve the puzzle. We blindly believe he would all of a sudden start crossing better but the reality is he is very poor. He takes all the corners with his right foot and they are terrible.
We need two new full backs. Let's not do the same mistake over and over again ( shifting players out of position ) .
Just coz someone works hard doesn't become good full back!

5.) 06 Jun 2017 04:08:24
Good point.
In an ideal world, I would love to have 2 new full backs.
One in each flank.
It is a pity that Moreno doesn't work out, Clyne not the kinds of full back we need, and Milner has his shortcoming.
And TAA in my opinion is also not quite there yet.
I would probably sell Clyne and Moreno, with Milner and TAA as back up.

P. S. thought Moreno should have been more a chance against the lesser team, ahead of Milner, and see if that's what we need, that is speed, a bit more skill going forward and ability to go to the byline and cutback or crosses. Now we never know.

6.) 06 Jun 2017 05:01:23
SC - was really basing that on the period where Milner played on the right under Rodgers. his delivery from the right was excellent and instrumental in a number of goals (albeit we had Benteke in the box) .

I think he's far better crossing from the right when he's on the move (and got runners to hit, and space to aim at between defence and GK) than at set pieces which is a very different skill.

Defensively I think he's learnt a lot since he started at LB and would be sound. and a perfect option as a more mature player to bring TAA through underneath.

7.) 06 Jun 2017 09:08:12
I agree with Zimbo, Milner's in-play crossing is far better than his set-piece delivery, and can see him delivering wicked balls across the 6 yards box for onrushers. Plus, it's important we don't stifle TAA's chances.



01 Jun 2017 11:14:14
Does the transfer window ever remind anyone of a drum full of water. drop in the slightest pebble and the ripples spread out of control, and then just when you think they've died down, an echo returns to kick things off all over again.


1.) 01 Jun 2017 12:22:29
Actually it reminds me of a bucket full of crabs, all in a mad frenzy, trying to climb over each other and out of the bucket, and into another one. (One man's zen is another man's complete chaos ;-) ) .

{Ed025's Note - talking of you think clyne, lovren and klavan will stay?.. :)

2.) 01 Jun 2017 13:12:02
I wouldn't mind if Clyne and Klavan left, as long as they were replaced with better players, Ed025. I don't quite share most people's misgivings about Lovren, though. Sure, he has his howlers and bad days but I don't think he is as bad as all that. It's all quite relative. Coutinho misses a sitter in front of goal and it's brushed off. Lovren misses a clearance in front of goal and it's the headline the next day. Let's see if the new contract raises his confidence levels and he has a better season in 17/ 18.

{Ed025's Note - well it will certainly raise his bank balance ra..

3.) 01 Jun 2017 13:47:46
I also don't mind Lovren with Matip but worry more about Klavan and Gomez if either get injured.

4.) 03 Jun 2017 20:29:17
What are you on about re lovren? Take time next season to just watch him, he's truly shocking, charging out from the back to win a header (and failing) near the centre circle leaving a gaping chasm in the centre of the defence, ball watching constantly getting caught the wrong side constantly, I'd rather have skrtel back and that's saying something.



21 May 2017 18:14:34
Eds, curious what you think of Josh King. haven't watched too much of Bournemouth but every time I've seen him I've been impressed. Do you think he has it in him to make it at a side like Liverpool?


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has no interest in him.}

1.) 21 May 2017 22:19:09
He's certainly stepped it up this year Zimbo, his form is no coincidence and I think he'd be an asset for most of the top teams.

{Ed025's Note - i like him as well HX..

2.) 22 May 2017 11:06:50
Not a bad player and can still improve.



21 May 2017 17:29:29
Well done lads - fantastic result and although I had faith we'd go out and do it, the conviction we showed in the last two games proved we deserved it.

The project continues and looking forward to next season.





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22 Jul 2017 19:15:43
We don't need anything more than a top CB now IMO - Keita is a bonus but not at the expense of losing Coutinho or even Can IMO.




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20 Jul 2017 06:43:45
I sincerely hope he signs asap - worrying how late it is.




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20 Jul 2017 06:42:44
Hendo or Can at base of midfield, Gini or Grujic (or Can/ Hendo) as box to box midfielders and Coutinho or Llalana as attacking mids. can understand if Keita is as good as everyone says why we go for him as you don't pass up top top players, but if he isn't then why go for someone else? We ideally need a FB and CB backup but aside from those two positions I think the squad is in pretty good shape and we don't need anyone that won't immediately improve the first team.




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06 Jul 2017 05:47:16
Too much info mate!


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06 Jul 2017 01:15:11
There is a game our family used to play when I was a kid called boggle. I suppose you might be able to use 'boggling' as a verb?


{Ed007's Note - I used to play that with my mam's pal when I was a pup... And she used to take her teeth out if she was really drunk!}




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22 Jul 2017 19:18:09
He has that X factor that can mean the difference between winning and losing - not many players do. we should not be selling him.




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22 Jul 2017 17:54:11
Perhaps in defense, but I feel we have some decent physical options in midfield/ upfront in Hendo, Can, Grujic, Sturridge, Origi who are reasonable in the air, but also have other skills. don't think we need to go down the route of someone like Benteke, as effective as he can be.




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01 Jul 2017 08:01:44
Klopp did very well last season in terms of transfers, and this year Solanke and Salah seem shrewd. can't put him in the same bucket as the previous seasons where it seems quantity was prioritised over quality (with a couple of notable exceptions) .




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01 Jul 2017 07:58:42
I think I have it right that Milner scored seven goals and one assist, Clyne no goals and one assist. Even taking into consideration penalties that speaks for itself. In defence, Clyne is reasonable when the ball is on the ground IMO but poor in the air.

I think that RB is as key as LB next year. Also think with a left footed winger in the squad then Milner at LB isn't as problematic as it was last season, where both Coutinho and Milners lacked pace and both their natural instinct was to cut in rather than get in behind.




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30 Jun 2017 00:11:10
I still don't understand why we didn't give him his shot that time that Coutinho got injured a couple of years ago and we were crying out for someone creative to step in. would have been the perfect replacement.