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11 Aug 2022 11:32:26
Hi Ed002,

Lots of reports in the Spanish press that ourselves and Arsenal have spoken to Villarael about Yeremy Pino - have you heard anything?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Yeremy Pino (RW/LW/AM) His agent spoke with Manchester City and Chelsea last summer about the player but Pino agreed a new contract at Villareal with a significant €80M buy-out clause and a contract to 2027. Barcelona opted for Raphina. Was orginally the first choice replacement for Pepe at Arsenal but is no longer. Real Madrid have him on their lengthy list of potential replacesments for Eden Hazard. Salah has agreed a new contract so it seems unlikely the Liverpool are keen at this time.}

11 Aug 2022 17:04:07
That's another 1 off the bull list thankfully.

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12 Aug 2022 12:25:01
Do we still need Yeremy Pino when we already have Musialowski, Ben Doak, Kaide Gordon? All of these player have the same position as inside forward.

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12 Aug 2022 16:41:23
I'd rather give our own kids a chance.

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13 Aug 2022 04:32:45
What's an "inside forward"?

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13 Aug 2022 07:20:30
Opposite to an ‘outside forward. ’ One starts the play wide and comes in from the wing which is the outside in forward and the other starts central and moves out to the wing known as the inside out forward.

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13 Aug 2022 09:40:31
Andy, Ed25 will tell you. He used to watch Tommy McDermott tear it up.

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{Ed025's Note - or even Terry silvered.. 🤣

13 Aug 2022 19:30:41
Whilst it’s good to use the kids, they are what they are, still kids, which means that whilst they may have the ability, they aren’t strong enough to play regularly. So for me, I still think we need to buy a decent midfielder…. at the rate our players are dropping, we’ll only have kids to fall back on and that unfortunately, in the toughest and most physical league in the world, is not a good thing.

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14 Aug 2022 12:21:43
"You'll win nothing with kids".
Ferguson - "Hold my beer".

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10 Aug 2022 19:20:14
Good Evening Ed002

I hope your evening is warm and pleasant in Cornwall and the gin is fluid sir.

Is Otavio from FC Porto still under consideration for next summer? Or has that ship sailed? Could we see him in January?

Regards,

KR65.

{Ed002's Note - I rather doubt next year's tagets are under discussion.}

11 Aug 2022 21:26:35
I believe that he's 27 years old and therefore doesn't fit the criteria that the club look for now.

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10 Aug 2022 08:23:56
Sorry Ed, gf distracted me talking about what we need in the shopping and sent early! In short, my question is, is it just the one midfielder we need from next season, or a bit of a mini overhaul, with maybe a more experienced midfield player and some backups if we remove the likes of ox, naby, Thiago etc.

{Ed002's Note - The club need to consider players are aging and that together with how the youngsters do will determine the needs.}

10 Aug 2022 09:40:10
From next season? Back To The Future style?

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10 Aug 2022 09:53:38
You have to at some point have some forward planning. Would be very surprised if Klopp hasn’t already done this. It could be that Morton comes back from Blackburn having as good an impact as Elliott, and comes straight back in to the squad and hit the ground running, Elliott himself a year older and more game time, same with Jones, with possibly 1 midfielder brought in next year. There are so many kids coming through, loads highly rated, not all will make it, but buying players will only block their pathway, but I am expecting at least 1, if not 2 to come I. To the squad from next season and starting to see more game time at first team level.

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10 Aug 2022 11:07:20
When people say forward planning, what are they looking for? We have Jones, Elliot and Carvalho already here and in the first team. Bajcetic, Morton coming through. Seasoned vets in Hendo, Keita, Fabinho, Thiago, Milner for those kids to learn from. I’d say we are witnessing the forward planning right in front of our eyes.

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10 Aug 2022 11:18:02
Jones has to step up this year. He was top of the pass completion charts in the squad last season i believe, yet holds onto he ball far too long.
Hopefully between Fab, Harvey and Jones, at least one of them steps up and forges a path into regular first team action.

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10 Aug 2022 12:13:02
Whats overly wrong with him holding onto the ball if he thinks that's safer than attempting the pass that's on? Countless times when watching Jones i've been happy he's held onto possession instead of trying to force a pass, i think it shows confidence in his own ability.

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10 Aug 2022 13:41:28
For me i think we need 2 midfielders in 1 of which is hopefully Bellingham but i think we need 1 now and cut our losses and offload Ox and Naby.

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10 Aug 2022 14:14:38
Trent is the only academy player to do well for us in a decade. Bar Kelleher maybe i guess. hard to decide because of so little games but i’d say so. Yet some want the squad filled with the likes of Phillips and Morton

Elliott i think will be very good for us, however if Jones doesn’t seriously step up this season i’d cash in 20/ 25m and put it towards a first team player. Morton the same decent loan spell and hopefully cash in.

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10 Aug 2022 16:32:07
Academy is about to seriously bear fruit, better kids coming through than there's been in a long tine.

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10 Aug 2022 16:55:02
I see Tyler Morton fitting the Fabinho role and at a push Carvalho being a Thiago in a couple of years but I do not see a Henderson unless we get Bellingham. Can we what for Carvalho to fill Thiagos boots.

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{Ed001's Note - Morton is not a defensive midfielder and he will not be filling the Fabinho role unless he completely changes his game.}

10 Aug 2022 18:41:51
I’d have said that Elliott looks more Thiago-like than anyone?
The good thing is that the young players all bring something different to the table, so hopefully a good mix.
Bellingham would be awesome though.

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10 Aug 2022 19:29:15
So now we need to get Thiago out too. Presume Hendo and Fabinho as well as they are 30 plus and had bad games vs Fulham. Posters here are amazing. Insight that not even Klopp and the club have. Yeah we need an overhaul with at least 3 new CMs. Hoping we go for the McFred and Bruno value meal combo.

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10 Aug 2022 19:44:07
There’s room in a 3 midfield system for 1 youngster. Other 2 need to be proven world class players or at least near top of their country for us to win the premier league and or champions league. None of our main midfielders are world or even country class and are on the decline, injured or need a run of games to be ‘agile. ’ Klopp has worked miracles but now needs to buy a world class midfielder.

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10 Aug 2022 20:43:35
Some strange views here. We’ve got a load of kids, and a number of ageing players with no quality at a decent age say 24-26 age bracket, that are already extremely good with room to grow. That’s the sort if midfielder we need. Bellingham clearly an exception.

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10 Aug 2022 21:30:43
Rambo, we don't need to get anyone out, but with the main crop of midfielders all around the same age, it could be said we would need to replace three midfielder in 1 or 2 windows as opposed to a gradual introduction of youngsters and new purchases. My point being, there has been a lot of talk on this site about getting a new midfielder in with the main focus on Bellingham, but looking at our current midfield, it got me thinking that maybe we are being distracted from the fact that we may need more than just one in the next 12 months. All part of initiating a debate, you can join in any time with some constructive conversation as opposed to the usual sarcasm, unless that's your limit?

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10 Aug 2022 21:37:16
I remember reading in here how Klopp couldn’t see that our front 3 needed changing and there was going to be a massive problem going forwards because FSG wouldn’t pay up to replace them with quality. How did they pan out? , chill out guys, trust the gaffer, he knows much more about this game than you ever will.

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11 Aug 2022 14:19:02
Sometimes a new contract for a young player can prelude an incoming.
Nunes is about the best player left in the Portuguese league and is surely a big step up from the Ox and Naby, so it makes sense on many levels.

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12 Aug 2022 08:59:37
Seems it just popular to hate on Jones at the moment. Thiago holds onto the ball sometime but when he does it it’s all game management and controlling the flow of the game. Jones does the same and all he gets is he ‘hold the ball too long’, he needs to step up etc etc. none of us have any idea what Klopp is asking them to do. Jones is a very talented and hard working midfield all rounder who I think will be big for us in the coming years. I’m sticking my neck out and predicting he will be Hendo’s successor in the 8 role when Hendo and Milner are retired.

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12 Aug 2022 13:38:29
Nunes ability to take on players, defend and tackle well, and find good passes even in crowded areas, plus has good finishing ability is something Liverpool doesn’t have with this midfield. They work hard, link play well, but we saw how good this team looked when Oxlaide Chamberlain was in form driving at teams from midfield. This for me is why firmino struggles to find goals with this team. You need a midfielder that can put pressure on a center back so firmino can find gaps and open shooting lanes. Every time firmino touches the ball around the box he’s got one or two guys on him. Nunes has found some goals already but I do think if Liverpool had a guy like this in midfield firmino would be a much bigger threat. He just never gets to touch the ball facing goal with space.

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13 Aug 2022 11:05:10
Klopp said technical players lack the fight and fighting players lack the technical skills. I would say Nunes has both .

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09 Aug 2022 08:50:34
Thiago out for 6 weeks with his hamstring.

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09 Aug 2022 09:20:17
What a surprise.

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09 Aug 2022 10:13:32
Kelleher, Tsimkas, Konate, Ramsey, Ox, Thiago, Keita, Jones, Jota. Near enough a full 11 missing already. With the amount of football to come and the crazy schedule they had in pre season with little rest after last season this is both unsurprising and worrying. It will only get worse not just for us of course it will hit everyone.

I was asked by my son who I thought would win the leauge, I said City by 12 points. And that is purely as they are the only team in the leauge that can field two first 11s with subs that can win the leauge. That is what will be the difference this season as they too will have a long injury list at some point. If any of our perceived first choice front 3 goes down for any length of time we are in serious bother.

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09 Aug 2022 10:47:44
We can’t compete Vs squad depth against ManCity so let’s stop whining about that and simply enjoy the fact that we are competitive, playing fun football and still winning trophies against all the odds….

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09 Aug 2022 11:11:08
I’ll say it again we wer not good enough to win it last season we are not good enough to win it this season! It’s hard to compete with city and that squad klopp has done miracles but there is absolutely nottin he can do with that midfield he has! Time to get over it!

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09 Aug 2022 11:37:39
We lost by 1 point.

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09 Aug 2022 11:40:27
just interested to see, can you please post the city second XI that would win the league?

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09 Aug 2022 11:47:52
Perhaps those fans who seem to be convinced that we won’t win things should just try and enjoy the game for its entertainment value rather than making themselves bitter and twisted by obsessing on winning competitions. Failing that you could just start making the trip across Stanley Park instead to join the ranks of the bitter and twisted - they certainly aren’t going to win anything.

We are one game into the season …….

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09 Aug 2022 12:04:33
Jesus, a team had to come up with 3 goals in the last 15 mins to stop us winning it!

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09 Aug 2022 12:24:24
1jj, Saturday lunchtime was not “fun football” by any definition. It was a horror show.

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09 Aug 2022 12:33:21
Give your heads a wobble we've still to play our first home game, look at the positives, or is that not a thing anymore, our first 11 is still strong ok it's been weakened but it will still beat anything put in front of it, I'm looking forward to the backlash on Monday when I can come on here and say told ya so you can all call me a smart arse.

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09 Aug 2022 13:14:59
"Klopp has worked miracles with the squad". Same Klopp that has repeatedly said he's happy with his options? That Klopp?

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09 Aug 2022 13:17:24
Insane how People have forgot how it was to be a fan of this club just some few years ago. Clearly bandwagon fans. For the first time in the many years I’ve followed this site, I am beginning to dread coming on here, solely because of the unjustified negativity. I wasn’t satisfied with saturdays match at all, but to already write of the season is absolutely ridiculous. YNWA and thanks to the sane people on here for at least bringing my spirit up when I am finding myself too pessimistic. We go again!

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09 Aug 2022 13:34:48
City’s second xi ain’t winning the league lol.

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09 Aug 2022 14:19:24
I can't believe people are still moaning about the result the other day. Yes, we were a little bit "rusty", but we could of quite easily won if Hendersons shot didn't hit the post. It was also a extremely weak penalty IMO, plus, Fulumn played really well, which is not surprising given they were playing in front of a home crowd after just being promoted. Of course they were going to be a hand full. People are acting like we're about to be relegated. However, in hindsight, we do need a first choice midfielder. Ox and Kieta need to be moved on. Tiago and Henderson are reaching that age were you would be looking at replacements for the future, and elliot and carvallo (i like the both of them) are not the finished article.

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09 Aug 2022 14:54:43
If that penalty is given for Everton we’d win the league and a domestic treble.

Weird life being a modern fan. Ignore reality, wallow in misery and talk up your rivals constantly.

Not sure this is the sport for you lads.

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{Ed077's Note - but maybe that changes other course of actions that happened after the incident. You know butterfly effect and all..

09 Aug 2022 15:20:20
Why0Why, it is a fact to say that Man City comfortably swatted away a team who will be challenging for top six and could have run up four or five, whereas we struggled to lay a glove on a side who will be relegation candidates and we were lucky to get a draw out of it, as we were outplayed, out thought and out fought. That doesn’t bode well for the season, last season showed that we really can’t afford to drop cheap points in games we should be winning. I’m not certain there’s any positive to draw out of it other than at least we didn’t lose.

Nothing less than a comfortable win will do on Monday, but I think that Palace are going to fancy their changes on Monday because of how insipid we looked in the middle.

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09 Aug 2022 16:08:19
We can cope without Thiago for the next five games as they are against relegation fodder: Palace, Bournemouth, Man Utd, Newcastle and Everton.

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09 Aug 2022 16:21:34
Surely Pep needs a new challenge given how easy it is winning the premier league these days. Has he been to Italy yet or maybe back to Spain.

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09 Aug 2022 17:04:58
Squad depth isn't the issue, quality might be.

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09 Aug 2022 18:20:43
I’m guessing Everton have never missed a penalty. Plus if given and they scored would the ref have instantly blown for full time.

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09 Aug 2022 19:16:16
Hello Whyowhy, If Everton had of rightfully been awarded the penalty against Man City last season how do you they would have scored the resulting penalty, not every penalty awarded is converted, you can also fail to convert a penalty.

So i repeat how do you or anyone else know the penalty would of been converted. The answer is nobody knows as it wasn't awarded.

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09 Aug 2022 19:33:18
Have you seen city’s squad depth, it ain’t great and once silva goes they’re down to the bare bones….

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09 Aug 2022 19:52:00
Is City’s squad really deeper than ours? Or is it they don’t have many injury prone players as we do?

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09 Aug 2022 19:57:24
Being treated in the Alex oxlade Chamberlain medical suite apparently.

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09 Aug 2022 20:15:11
We also win the league if we don’t switch off and drop points against Brentford. We can’t be blaming others for our situations. We can only worry about what we can do and change.

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09 Aug 2022 20:39:47
I’m with you on this one Irish. It’s not the depth. No other club in the Pl has a fourth cb as good as Gomez or a fifth forward as good as Bobby etc etc.

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{Ed025's Note - Crewe have got a better 5th forward than Bobby mark. He has been on sabbatical for 3-4 years now mate..

09 Aug 2022 21:53:29
Ha, Bobby is not good enough as a starter but 5th forward more than decent. If he gets 10 goals as 5th choice he will have done ok. Needs a pay cut though, I don’t think many could argue there.

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10 Aug 2022 08:13:26
Why a pay cut? Why punish a player who has done nothing wrong?

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10 Aug 2022 10:14:02
Because he's crap. should of been sold to juventus if true. Mind you, who wouldn't want to stay as backup for 180 grand a week.

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10 Aug 2022 14:03:41
We have just brought in a data analysis company to help predict the injuries and prevent the catalogue of injuries after they successfully proved last season that their system worked. Is there a money back guarantee with that?

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10 Aug 2022 14:58:55
So now Firmino is classed as crap and should have his pay cut?
Remarkable man management skills that, wonder why we don't see skills like that employed in the Premiership.

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10 Aug 2022 12:26:56
Hi Ed025, Bobby scored 11 in 35 last season whilst Richarlison scored also 11 but in 33, you must be laughing all the way to the bank sith what Spurs paid you.

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{Ed025's Note - Ritchie we a good player in a very poor side KC. Bobby on the other hand is the invisible man mate. Once described by oli as a non scoring centre forward. Never before in the history of the game has a description been so apt..

08 Aug 2022 19:36:27
Marcelo Brozović latest name to be linked with a move this summer, not sure how true yet obviously.

08 Aug 2022 20:37:04
Didn’t he just sign a new contract in the summer? I think it’s BS.

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08 Aug 2022 21:06:53
Yeah I think so, probably untouchable but we'll be linked with every midfielder in the world because of the midfield " crisis " we have.

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08 Aug 2022 22:32:17
Elliot will save the day.

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09 Aug 2022 10:20:16
KizLFC we have an aging Milner, a massively underperforming Fabhino and Henderson and a young lad who is still recovering from what could have been a career ending injury in Elliot as our midfield options. That is a crisis. Especially as the other options are Thiago who will be out for 6 weeks but will take several more after that to get back up to speed, Keita, who is either injured or is at best 5/ 10 when he plays, Ox who hasn't been a force since 2019 and is always injured and Jones who is injured a lot with random issues from eyes to sickness and isn't back to his best after his last spell out. We have numbers yes but very injury prone, or ageing and can't play game in game out or simply not performing well. We are in bother .

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09 Aug 2022 11:30:37
Yet the German fella actually employed by the club isn't worried. Maybe we should take a leaf out of his book? . This, by the way, isn't a criticism of anyone who thinks we want/ need/ must sign a new midfielder.

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09 Aug 2022 11:51:43
Milner played well against Fulham when he came on, the last but one competitive club game Fabs and Hendo played was a CL Final in which they both played well and Elliot who has reached the ripe old age of 19 hasn’t had his career ended, looks to be recovering his confidence and certainly has his best days as a footballer ahead of him. Can we just stop whining until we have got a few meaningful competitive games under our belt. Why it only seems like 9 days ago that we beat Man City ….

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08 Aug 2022 11:18:31
Morning, just thought I’d pass on the info I’ve read.

Fabrizio Romano has claimed Liverpool are looking at midfielders and will sign one if an opportunity on the market is available. He specifically mentioned Matheus Nunes (although Ed002 has previously stated no interest) .

He also stated however that he’s not sure how much LFC would be willing to invest in a new midfielder, so whether we would be willing to part ways with a significant amount for a mid remains to be seen.

Klopp did say we wouldn’t panic in response to the Thiago injury so I would assume any signing would be a long term target (not a stop gap) .

Any info from the Eds?

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{Ed002's Note - In what respect?}

08 Aug 2022 11:53:35
Just in respect to whether the situation surrounding signing a midfielder has changed.

Liverpool’s stance was ‘no incomings’ and now, judging from local journalists etc, that may have shifted.

Thiago’s injury is seemingly only a few weeks so it seems bizarre that the stance would change so drastically.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any change and Liverpool has plenty of cover.}

08 Aug 2022 13:02:44
Plenty of cover with more injury prone players.

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08 Aug 2022 14:55:48
Ed0002 you said early on in the window we would look to sign a midfielder obviously things change. Do you think Klopp did not want one without sales or more the owners not wanting to spend anymore more this window.
Cheers Ed.

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{Ed002's Note - Klopp has said he doesn't need one. If there had been a sale that may well have been different.}

08 Aug 2022 15:37:13
Let's face it no matter how good Thiago is he only lasts for at most 6 games and he picks up an injury. We do not have anyone to cover for his quality. I think it's a massive mistake to wait until next year to improve the midfield oldies.

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08 Aug 2022 15:55:04
So Romano is covering all bases. Great insight there. He has good contacts and maximises their use. He rarely breaks news early or gets scoops. Simply put he is not even a poor man's Ed002. Good on you to help him get more money though.

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08 Aug 2022 16:51:51
Fabrizio the tap in merchant. Typed out a tweet full of words but actually said nothing.

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08 Aug 2022 17:03:09
Cheer up Rambo mate, the sun is shining outside. No need to be bitter about a successful journalist lol (you’re not a bluenose in disguise are you? ) 🤣.

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08 Aug 2022 17:06:26
I think the required midfield enforcement has been looking us in the face all summer! Frenkie de jong!
Top quality, young and available. Barcelona getting desperate to register new player and the cherry on top is it would destroy Manchester Utd if we picked him up. Get it done Liverpool!

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08 Aug 2022 17:36:33
Gonna need 4/ 5 mids next season Keita ox milly be gone hendo Thiago hitting 32/ 33! Leaves jone carvalho and Elliot.

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08 Aug 2022 18:05:41
Sangare has signed a new contract, so it won't be him, but i am of the belief that with the injury prone, under performing MF's, plus Milner and Ox who are both likely gone next summer, we would be best served bedding in a new face now .

This stat is slightly worrying
[Joel Rabinowitz] "Liverpool have gone 1-0 down in seven of their last nine games in all competitions now (and in each of their last five league games) . On four of those occasions they've conceded the opening goal within the first 15 minutes. Starting slow is becoming a habit that needs breaking. "

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08 Aug 2022 19:52:51
Not bitter at all. Romano merely aggregates news from multiple sources. In this case its nonsense that don't provide any value. Ed002 has told us for ages we have looked at and scouted various CMs last season. Doesn't mean we'll sign 1 this window. let's just say I don't go monkey mad on anything Romano says.

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08 Aug 2022 20:33:36
Oh my God, has anybody told the club that Millie, Ox and Naby’s contracts are up? Has anybody told them that Hendo and Thiago will be 32 and that they are getting way too 9th? I know that the club don’t like planning but surely they realise that they can rely on the expertise of any number of fans only too willing to help, some of whom (just like me) can even count to 32.

Of course one of the benefits we helpers can provide to the club is to repeat 5he same stuff every day just in case the club forgets.

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08 Aug 2022 20:34:12
Jay Dub, this is probably going to make you go apoplectic with rage, but apparently the club are close to renewing Keita’s contract as they think it’s a better (cheaper) option than finding a new midfielder. Personally I think giving him a new contract makes no logic sense as he’s never really performed well consistently and is injury prone, but there you go. Ox won’t be replaced and I don’t think they’ll replace Milner either. Can’t see us stumping up £120m and £350k a week in wages for Bellingham either. So there’s going to be a lot of disappointed folk around here.

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08 Aug 2022 20:59:38
I’ve heard from someone who told me about the Nunez deal and Morton loan before the occurred that it’s unlikely we bring in a midfielder; but, if we were to bring one in, the ones of particular interest are Nunes and Sucic. Take it with a pinch of salt.

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08 Aug 2022 21:04:07
You mean there'll be a lot more disappointed folk on here. It's clear many are already disappointed right now that we've thrown the Premiership away after one game.

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08 Aug 2022 22:16:39
Spaceman stop spreading the negativity buddy. One game and our midfielders are underperforming. Really?

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{Ed025's Note - overreaction much Gandalf mate..

09 Aug 2022 01:13:18
Drawing against Fulham wasn’t a great start though was it Flash? City would have pumped them for four or five. We somehow contrived to make the Fulham midfield look world class and if City get out the blocks quickly, we’re not catching them if we have a few more performances like that, which is not entirely out of the question when you look at last season. You simply can’t afford to make mistakes when you’re up against a team with infinite resources. The way City easily and fault casually dispatched a decent West Ham side was not a good sign for the rest. I think we’re already playing for second place and it’s only one game in.

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09 Aug 2022 07:42:45
Playing for 2nd place with 37 games to go?
When you say we can't afford to make mistakes, does that mean win every single game? And if we don't, then go foaming at the mouth?
The unwarranted hysteria is comical.

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09 Aug 2022 07:49:16
6 times I can’t imagine us splashing on Jude either especially when we are going to need 4/ 5 mids.

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09 Aug 2022 09:58:31
Posters who say that the Fulham game doesn't matter are the same ones that probably think last seasons draws and defeats didn't result in us coming 2nd and that it doesn't matter that we lost the CL final because we were the better team.

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07 Aug 2022 18:28:58
Haaland gona score a bucket load.

{Ed025's Note - I really hope so roro.. 🤣

07 Aug 2022 18:45:33
Yes he will but so will Darvin and Salah.

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07 Aug 2022 19:09:30
cant see us 'winning at a canter against a strangely passive West Ham, who barely threatened' when we play them.

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07 Aug 2022 19:34:19
also City will beat Fulham 6-0 at Craven Cottage. We can't leave it to others, we need to match their results and then make sure we beat them ourselves. Havent done it in the leauge since 2019 either. Its a tough opponent, great battles ahead.

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07 Aug 2022 21:14:45
jeez, the gloom and boomers are all out. One match and the world is ending. Does anyone remember the start that city got off to last year? give it a rest already. we will be fine.

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08 Aug 2022 04:21:14
Yep, Matchday 1 in the books and let's just pack it in and give City the title.

Yesterday had Nunez started and what Diaz showed the game would have been completely different. Mitrovic went down for a weak penalty where he initiated the contact. I think after the last two performances, Klopp would have to justify not starting Nunez from now on. Nunez, Diaz and Salah are the new front three.

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07 Aug 2022 21:56:43
It’s weird that an Everton supporter would want a City player to score lots of goals.

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{Ed025's Note - I have had a bet that he will be top scorer mate..

08 Aug 2022 08:31:42
Not being funny but if he expects teams to roll over like West Ham he's in for a shock juries still out on all the love for him but if he takes the limelight off our boys he can have it, I just wonder when the goals dry up can he stand the media onslaught.

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07 Aug 2022 21:03:48
Please tell us ‘the powers that be’ are reconsidering bringing in a top quality starting midfielder Eds? I mean finishing second is fine, but seems like there’s too much sentiment for our older players, and up against hungry young midfielders like yesterday, our intensity is lacking. Ironic given Lijnder’s new book.

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{Ed002's Note - You know what Klopp has said.}

08 Aug 2022 09:06:01
He’s a very good player no doubt but in that City team he just look so out of place. They are all quick and illusive and he moves like Andy Carrol. He’s fast enough in a straight line but has the turning circle of an artic.
Don’t listen to the pundits either, they are clueless. He couldn’t get into the game yesterday for large parts and West Ham were hardly trying. The MOTM and ensuing ‘unplayable’ comments are just way overboard.
Look at the difference between Fulham and West Ham. Fulham we’re on us from minute one, never let us settle. West Ham sat deep and allowed City to play. If Fulham had done that to us we’d have won easily but they didn’t and fully deserved a point, maybe more. West Ham conceded the game and got what they deserved.
Let’s just wait until the season gets going it won’t be that easy for Haaland or City every week.

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08 Aug 2022 09:14:06
Sadly Thunderbird for some fans it’s a case of celebrating a ten at the top doing well rather than your own team if it means stopping your neighbours being successful. Small club club mentality really. I wouldn’t like being in that situation myself.

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08 Aug 2022 09:53:10
With the World Cup in the middle of the season, I don't think predictions can take their usual form. There will be many shocks and teams without too many international players getting extended mid-season breaks and team training.

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08 Aug 2022 11:54:16
Whereas it’s silly to write the season off after one game, it’s ominous that City dispatched West Ham so easily away as it is a hard game by any reasonable definition, whilst we started by making the sort of mistake that cos us dearly last year by failing to win a game that we should be winning if we have any ambitions at winning the title, the thing that also was sitting was how poor and sluggish we looked at times.

Regrettably City are likely to win at a cantor if Haaland does that every week as you have to be 100% perfect to beat City over a season and quite frankly we’re not, and I suspect City will dominate the league for the next few years until he decides he’s had enough of rain, which will turn the premier league into a farmers league in the process.

Whereas I’m not writing the season off, it would take a serious injury crisis at City to prevent them from winning as they’d have battered Fulham whilst we toiled to get a point.

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08 Aug 2022 12:20:57
Turn the premier league into a farmers league?

Harry what are you’re talking about.

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08 Aug 2022 15:06:27
Dare to dream. Did u not follow football in the 90s? Of course ed025 wants Haaland to have a great season he's an Everton fan. City biggest challengers this season will most likely be his biggest rivals so of he wants Haaland to do well. Same way in the 90s when we were out of it I cheered on any striker who played for the team challenging man utd.
Haaland looked lethal yesterday but yes questions still remain and West ham were terrible. Nunez has looked lethal himself and still questions still remain for him also. Gona be a good battle.

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08 Aug 2022 16:02:24
Disagree as Liverpool-MU is the biggest rivalry in english football. Everton fans are generally bitter their club is not Liverpool. So most of their time is spent being anti Liv rather than pro Eve. I mean in general and not Ed025 specifically. Its a sad state to be in as football fans.

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08 Aug 2022 18:52:07
I still think we win the league this season.
For that reason Harry, the Refs gifted it to them last season mate.
It’s bad for the premier league to see that shambles parade outside the Etihad celebrating the trophy, nobody hates them, nobody supports them. It’s like nobody is winning the league.
They won’t get the false decisions and dodgy handballs this season because like you said, the Refs are turning it into the Uber Eats League and everyone’s turning their attention to the UCL (even City)

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