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16 Jun 2024
16 Jun 2024 06:07:01
Swerve it like a bridesmaid at your sister's wedding, no way Fenway are going to sanction that kind of money just because he wants to be Virgils new sidekick, I'd rather we hook Branthwaite off Everton.

Iron man

{Ed001's Note - I would suggest the issue is not FSG, who have nothing to do with it, but the scouts that will have looked at him and realised he is awful. As Ed77 puts it, he is a Dutch Harry Maguire. A big, slow, ponderous lump of a player. I have no idea why anyone would want him.}


 

 

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15 Jun 2024
15 Jun 2024 11:26:40
Thanks Ed002. Is it the interview comments that make you say Sepp has burnt bridges with the club? I only ask as Ed001 said that was taken out of context, so I'm a little confused? Is he actively looking for a new club or LFC actively looking to offload him?
Sorry if this has already been covered in detail and have a good weekend.

Westwood666

{Ed002's Note - Sepp van den Berg (CB) He likely won't get a chance as a starter at Liverpool and will most likely be sold in the summer to raise funds if a buyer can be found - could be a mistake by the club but the player has taken the position that he wants to move. There is no release clause for Mainz but they will have a a first pick option if he were to be sold - and they have made their interest known and will look for an option to buy the player who has had a great season. They have already held talks with Liverpool. Brentford, Southampton and Wolfsburg offer options. Will need to speak to the club and see what other options he has, but he certainly burned bridges in an interview with De Telegraaf.}


 

 

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13 Jun 2024 16:52:14
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new podcast entitled, New Ed1 Podcast on Youtube


 

 

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13 Jun 2024
13 Jun 2024 10:16:21
What do you think of him as a player Ed1? Do you think he would be a good addition to our squad? I would assume if we are interested, it would be as Salah replacement in the future.

mfahmee2

{Ed001's Note - he is ok, can be very good but inconsistent and spent a bit of time out injured recently. Not really a Salah replacement though. I am not convinced he would be much, if any, of an improvement over players already at the club, such as Szobo, for wide right.}


 

 

13 Jun 2024 06:24:27
Some months back I mentioned the possibility of Bryan Mbeumo but Ed001 mentioned that LFC has never been interested in him. (Apologies if that's not the exact response) . I wanted to know what changed to bring him to our notice this time around. I still believe that he's one of the best options for Salah's wing. His adeptness and speed as well as Premier league experience should sway this for him. I'll take him now and keep Harry developing for another couple of seasons.

{Ed001's Note - are you sure it was me?}


13 Jun 2024 07:16:59
Agree, He looks a cracking player.


13 Jun 2024 10:16:21
What do you think of him as a player Ed1? Do you think he would be a good addition to our squad? I would assume if we are interested, it would be as Salah replacement in the future.

{Ed001's Note - he is ok, can be very good but inconsistent and spent a bit of time out injured recently. Not really a Salah replacement though. I am not convinced he would be much, if any, of an improvement over players already at the club, such as Szobo, for wide right.}


13 Jun 2024 15:20:04
To be honest everyone is looking at potential Salah replacements when slot doesn't play inverted forwards anyway. Wingers in a slot system (if used at all) will be more like traditional wingers, sprint to the byline and cut back into the box for a tap in.

I might end up being wrong but I think Salah will either play on the centre next year or play on the left with a more traditional winger role.


14 Jun 2024 11:47:36
We can do a lot better than Mbeumo and no, he is not a cracking player. For me, the players are out there that we can get so I don't subscribe to hyping up a decent player just to make him someone who would improve us cos frankly, Mbeumo won't. I ain't selling Diaz and Gakpo to be replaced by Mbeumo and the ilk. He's decent. That's it, IMO.


14 Jun 2024 11:48:42
Nevada, Slot plays inverted fullbacks and sometimes both invert at the same time.


 

 

13 Jun 2024 06:24:27
Some months back I mentioned the possibility of Bryan Mbeumo but Ed001 mentioned that LFC has never been interested in him. (Apologies if that's not the exact response) . I wanted to know what changed to bring him to our notice this time around. I still believe that he's one of the best options for Salah's wing. His adeptness and speed as well as Premier league experience should sway this for him. I'll take him now and keep Harry developing for another couple of seasons.

{Ed001's Note - are you sure it was me?}


13 Jun 2024 07:16:59
Agree, He looks a cracking player.


13 Jun 2024 10:16:21
What do you think of him as a player Ed1? Do you think he would be a good addition to our squad? I would assume if we are interested, it would be as Salah replacement in the future.

{Ed001's Note - he is ok, can be very good but inconsistent and spent a bit of time out injured recently. Not really a Salah replacement though. I am not convinced he would be much, if any, of an improvement over players already at the club, such as Szobo, for wide right.}


13 Jun 2024 15:20:04
To be honest everyone is looking at potential Salah replacements when slot doesn't play inverted forwards anyway. Wingers in a slot system (if used at all) will be more like traditional wingers, sprint to the byline and cut back into the box for a tap in.

I might end up being wrong but I think Salah will either play on the centre next year or play on the left with a more traditional winger role.


14 Jun 2024 11:47:36
We can do a lot better than Mbeumo and no, he is not a cracking player. For me, the players are out there that we can get so I don't subscribe to hyping up a decent player just to make him someone who would improve us cos frankly, Mbeumo won't. I ain't selling Diaz and Gakpo to be replaced by Mbeumo and the ilk. He's decent. That's it, IMO.


14 Jun 2024 11:48:42
Nevada, Slot plays inverted fullbacks and sometimes both invert at the same time.


 

 

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13 Jun 2024
13 Jun 2024 05:31:19
I think Diaz and Gakpo was fairly quiet before they signed as well. Can't remember if Nunez fell into the same boat too but I don't recall seeing him linked very strongly. Tbh, I think most of our signings were quite quiet until they were in the latter stages and kudos to the club for keeping it that way.

Dracred

{Ed001's Note - I remember Romano trying to pretend he had an exclusive on Gakpo by posting up the club's official statements as if they were from some secret source of his.}


 

 

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12 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024 16:53:35
Completely in agreement there, Ed, neither Conor nor Trent can or should play the Geertruida role the way that slot has designed it, but here’s hoping slot has the sense to adapt his system to use the qualities of both of them in the starting eleven…

I hate to always slate ljinders, it makes him out to be a scapegoat, but I do think it’s ridiculous that we were once the deadliest and fastest team in world football in transition, and that went out the window once our tactics basically became let the other team assume their shape once we get the ball, and have Trent try to hit a hallelujah pass with laser precision.

PatrikBurgher

{Ed001's Note - it is not just slating Lijnders, as Klopp was the one who chose to let him take charge of tactics. That is why it is so difficult to criticise, as Klopp brought so much joy. But the system didn't work and was badly organised. You can see why Lijnders didn't succeed as a head coach at first, he has a lot to learn. I just hope his ego does not stop him from realising that and from making the adjustments to his system that are so desperately needed. He is still young in coaching terms, he has lots of time to alter and adapt his approach.}


 

 

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12 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024 16:24:28
I’d also like to add that the way Trent was used as an inverted fullback wasn’t necessarily the biggest problem, there appear to me to be a whole bunch of ways in which a fullback inverts, in slot’s system geertruida moves into midfield to simply create an overload in midfield as well as make up the numbers in the center so they don’t get played through the middle when they lose the ball, rather than take time on the ball to play the quarterback launching the perfect ball upfield like Trent

I think Trent playing that role (as well as not having a very well designed way to fall back into a decent defensive shape if we lost the ball in transition), with him tasked with picking out the perfect ball into the forwards, just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense sometimes, he gets slated for losing the ball when it doesn’t come off and then gets slated again for not getting back into position, I get that the team wants to make best use of the best progressive passer probably in world football, but surely there is another way and surely there are other ways this team can create? If Trent does play the geertruida role in slot’s system, he won’t be playing as a quarterback but will be asked to move up in passing triangles, so it looks like slot will have to change the way his system works to accommodate his glorious long passing or Trent will have to move upfield finally

Was wondering about your thoughts regarding this subject, ed001.

PatrikBurgher

{Ed001's Note - I find myself agreeing with you completely, but I hope Slot will look at the squad and see that Bradley is such a good wing-back that it makes more sense to allow him to drive on from wide areas and play Trent as a normal midfielder. You are right that an inverted full-back can be made to work, particularly by understanding how to revert, which Lijnders never seemed to understand. Nor how to control the play for that matter, which he seemed to think simply came down to having more bodies in a particular area, with no understanding or appreciation for space and movement etc.

I can see how it can work, but it doesn't make the best use of either Trent or Bradley. Both offer far more threat, when playing at full-back, by getting down the flank. Geertruida, that he used in Feyenoord, was a more defensive player who was capable at centre-back. Neither Trent nor Bradley are adept there and it would be shoehorning players into a system, rather than adapting the system to make the most of the abilities of the players that he has at his disposal.}


 

 

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12 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024 16:24:28
I’d also like to add that the way Trent was used as an inverted fullback wasn’t necessarily the biggest problem, there appear to me to be a whole bunch of ways in which a fullback inverts, in slot’s system geertruida moves into midfield to simply create an overload in midfield as well as make up the numbers in the center so they don’t get played through the middle when they lose the ball, rather than take time on the ball to play the quarterback launching the perfect ball upfield like Trent

I think Trent playing that role (as well as not having a very well designed way to fall back into a decent defensive shape if we lost the ball in transition), with him tasked with picking out the perfect ball into the forwards, just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense sometimes, he gets slated for losing the ball when it doesn’t come off and then gets slated again for not getting back into position, I get that the team wants to make best use of the best progressive passer probably in world football, but surely there is another way and surely there are other ways this team can create? If Trent does play the geertruida role in slot’s system, he won’t be playing as a quarterback but will be asked to move up in passing triangles, so it looks like slot will have to change the way his system works to accommodate his glorious long passing or Trent will have to move upfield finally

Was wondering about your thoughts regarding this subject, ed001.

PatrikBurgher

{Ed001's Note - I find myself agreeing with you completely, but I hope Slot will look at the squad and see that Bradley is such a good wing-back that it makes more sense to allow him to drive on from wide areas and play Trent as a normal midfielder. You are right that an inverted full-back can be made to work, particularly by understanding how to revert, which Lijnders never seemed to understand. Nor how to control the play for that matter, which he seemed to think simply came down to having more bodies in a particular area, with no understanding or appreciation for space and movement etc.

I can see how it can work, but it doesn't make the best use of either Trent or Bradley. Both offer far more threat, when playing at full-back, by getting down the flank. Geertruida, that he used in Feyenoord, was a more defensive player who was capable at centre-back. Neither Trent nor Bradley are adept there and it would be shoehorning players into a system, rather than adapting the system to make the most of the abilities of the players that he has at his disposal.}


 

 

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12 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024 09:39:57
I think Ed001’s summary of Curtis Jones is fair, technically he’s he is very good on the ball, very good first touch, can beat a player for skill, but his decision making isn’t great, he lacks physicality (which for a guy his height seems absurd), is ponderous in possession, isn’t alert to danger and doesn’t read the game very well defensively, and always seems to take an extra touch when it’s not needed, that could be because he’s afraid of taking risks or it could be he simply doesn’t read the game very well. At this moment he is not a starter for me. He has a lot of work to do to get there.

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12 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024 09:19:52
Ed001 is absolutely spot on, our intensity dropped when the first team players came back

Maybe some should get to a game, then you’ll see exactly what ed001 is saying regarding the slow, controlled Laborious build up with no width and a congested midfield. Only when you watch the team live can you see the true picture of the game.

I was at Spurs away for Klopp’s first game and it’s like chalk and cheese what we were watching for the last few seasons.

Drogie.

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12 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024 06:07:46
I haven't read ED01's review about Jones. I want to agree with him badly but sadly the fact is - Ed025 is correct.

He was always average and was winning over me with few good performances last year before the red card and injury.

Ed025 sometimes offers Third Eye view which we lack as LFC fans which is very crtiical but mostly true.

SamiKewell

{Ed001's Note - are you for real? He just has a downer on anyone who plays for Liverpool and sees what he wants to. He thought Firmino didn't do enough. While he thinks Pickford is world class. So I am glad you agree with him and not me, if you think he has an eye for a player, as you clearly don't either.}


 

 

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12 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024 02:11:07
I think we are probably agreeing - the rhythm that I was talking about was liar in the latter part of the season and ironically it was 2hen the ‘big’ names were the ones returning. I hadn’t considered the ‘Pep factor’ and attributed most of the decline to a lack of confidence based on Jurgen’s decision to go. I suspect there were elements of both . Either way, the end result was disappointing after so much (probably unexpected) promise for most of the season.

West Derby Wanderer3

{Ed001's Note - I do agree Klopp's decision to go will have affected them, but only once it started to fall apart. Before then it would have been a reason to keep going. Once it went away from them, it becomes a burden to bear.}


 

 

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12 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024 00:28:02
Nah, we can carry on blaming Lijnders for a couple of seasons - his legacy (and his book is still being read in secret by some of the squad trying to figure out what an introverted full back is …) .

I think, on our day, we had as good a starting eleven as anybody. Jurgen reckoned we played our best game against City in his time here and we had them on the run. I don’t think we had the best squad in the league and I think injuries (to players in form, like Jones and Jota) broke our rhythms and we were never really sure what our starting eleven was. Plus Jurgen’s announcement had a toll on confidence and morale. Confidence also took a tonking losing the cup game to United - bitter blow to take and we never really recovered from that.

All that said, we do have the makings of a very good squad which is nowhere near the finished article. I think we are - assuming Slot knows what he’s about, which a lot of observers (some of them even informed) seem to think he is - capable of kicking on and doing well. A couple of starter quality signings for the holding role in midfield and a left sided defender, a closed window with the TAA and Mo dramas sorted out one way or another @nd we should kick on and, don’t forget we have Wednesday nights to look forward to this season.

West Derby Wanderer3

{Ed001's Note - and yet while we had injuries was our best period. So not sure how they broke our rhythm? What broke our rhythm was the first choice players returning and the intensity dropping along with them as they followed instructions to play with more 'control'. So yes, we can carry on blaming Lijnders for his tactical instructions were a massive part of the problem.}


 

 

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11 Jun 2024
11 Jun 2024 19:33:35
Thanks Ed001
Curtis showed how good he is in the middle part of the season, when he was probably the first midfielder on the team sheet. I do believe he has the attributes to be a Liverpool player for a long time and would make a good future Captain. But got to agree with you re his injury record. If he/the club can’t sort that out then I think he will need to be let go. Would be sad if that were to happen as one of the family cats is named after him.

Bobby Banana

 

 

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11 Jun 2024
11 Jun 2024 19:32:36
Thanks ed 001.

1988Red

{Ed001's Note - very welcome 88.}


 

 

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11 Jun 2024
11 Jun 2024 15:54:14
Nice write up, Ed.

I like the lad and hope he can sort his injury issues out. The ridiculous red card in that Spurs game and the impact injury versus Brentford were the two defining moments of his season.

FlyPelicanFly

{Ed001's Note - sadly they were, when it was a season that had promised so much, it ended up being defined instead by 2 moments of bad luck for him.}


 

 

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11 Jun 2024
11 Jun 2024 14:53:31
Had to quickly scan through that Ed1 but a good read mate, nice one, sound as per usual. Would you prefer to see how he does under slot or sell him if an offer came in? Difficult one isn't it mate.

Salah

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, I would like to let the new medical team assess him and make the decision based on that.}


 

 

Curtis Jones

11 Jun 2024 11:38:43
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Curtis Jones


11 Jun 2024 12:18:08
Cracking review Ed. Much appreciated mate. Here’s hoping the lad can kick on because I’m a massive fan.

{Ed001's Note - thank you aoe. I like him a lot when he is on song.}


11 Jun 2024 12:58:24
Not a bad player but unreliable, would you be tempted to sell ed? I’d guess at 25 to 30m, just not good enough for me.

{Ed001's Note - certainly good enough, it is just that he is turning into Aurelio and looks to be made of tissue paper. I think I would want to know for sure the injuries can't be solved, but he has to be close to the exit door due to his injuries, sadly.}


11 Jun 2024 14:17:51
Ed1, Aurelio, Agger, Sissoko and Ox. Players that started to come good but injuries ruin their time with us. Agger and Ox hurt the most for me because Ox just started to look very good and that one injury just ruin everything for him, and he never look the same after. Agger just because he loves playing for the club. Hoping Curtis will not turn like them.

{Ed001's Note - fingers crossed, but I have to say I am losing hope with Jones. He is still only 23, so he still can come good. I would want to look at his training and tailor it more specifically to his needs as well to see if that can help.}


11 Jun 2024 14:33:43
Spot on review Ed01. Think Jones is 50/ 50 for me. If we don’t see a sustained improvement in fitness this season I’d sell him in a year’s time. We can’t afford passengers. He feels like a mid table player.

{Ed001's Note - it is such a shame as he started the season so well and looked like it had finally clicked for him.}


11 Jun 2024 15:07:39
We always argue about Jones . I think he a good player. but my mates don't rate him . say he slow, keeps hold of the ball etc but I think he got a good skill set, still young . but he is injury prone. Wonder if that' his mentality bit like sturridge was.


11 Jun 2024 14:52:44
Great read, for me he is definitely above Trent as the next captain . Hopefully he can get over the injury problems cos he on his day is a great player. He has to look around the team now and know he can take anyone’s place ( deservedly) I’d have no problem with him starting every week. It was harder for him previously when you look at the players he had to dislodge to get a game. Not now tho, he has to grab this season with both hands and show he wants it because if he doesn’t I too can see him being sold and I’d hate that being a local lad .

{Ed001's Note - thank you.}


11 Jun 2024 14:53:31
Had to quickly scan through that Ed1 but a good read mate, nice one, sound as per usual. Would you prefer to see how he does under slot or sell him if an offer came in? Difficult one isn't it mate.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, I would like to let the new medical team assess him and make the decision based on that.}


11 Jun 2024 15:54:14
Nice write up, Ed.

I like the lad and hope he can sort his injury issues out. The ridiculous red card in that Spurs game and the impact injury versus Brentford were the two defining moments of his season.

{Ed001's Note - sadly they were, when it was a season that had promised so much, it ended up being defined instead by 2 moments of bad luck for him.}


11 Jun 2024 16:14:14
I like Jones and hope he has a good injury free season next year for us.

I remember at one point the debate, that Jones was better than Foden.

Gotta be up there in craziness with following arrows around a supermarket to stay safe.

{Ed025's Note - Jones and Foden are very similar JK...in that they both have 2 arms and 2 legs...thats where the similarity ends im afraid mate, Foden is a bit of a shit head but a very gifted footballer, Curtis is Mr joe average im sorry to say..


11 Jun 2024 17:41:38
Ed025 destroying everyone with a single reply ??????. Legend. Agree with Ed025 here. Average footballer who is always young and improving.

{Ed025's Note - i cant help telling the truth Jaguar mate.. :)


11 Jun 2024 18:01:57
Think the last bit of the review nails it - he's started reminding me a bit of Lallana just messing about on the ball with very little purpose. Hopefully Slot can coach that out of him.


11 Jun 2024 18:39:51
I think he’s better than you suggest Ed025, he just doesn’t show it often enough for the reasons mentioned!

{Ed025's Note - im not convinced at all Tom, i must admit i like to see youngsters coming through and especially local ones, but for me Curtis is very safe and does not project himself enough for me mate, his injury record could be a symptom of that i suppose and he is still only young but at the moment i dont see him as a starter for the reds..


11 Jun 2024 18:56:15
Jones for me is a bit like Origi in that he’s very fortunate to be at Liverpool FC. Similar to Origi, if he were to leave his career wouldn’t be anything special whatsoever. I think you could put Joe Gomez in that category too. They should be thankful they had such a loyal manager in Jurgen Klopp.

{Ed025's Note - i would say you are spot on Irish, i think you may have a bit of Evertonian blood in those veins mate.. :)


11 Jun 2024 19:03:07
Jones has always been a good footballer but never proved to be a great one. There was a period during the season where he got into top form and appeared like a definite starter, but he injured himself out of contention again. Too often unfortunately and I feel next season will be a cross roads point to stay fit and prove himself.

{Ed025's Note - yeah FK it could be make or break for the guy mate..


11 Jun 2024 19:44:40
Maybe 25 ?. I went to an Everton match years ago but walked out at HT because it was soo bad ?. Does that count?

{Ed025's Note - you must have caught us on a bad day Irish, but you must have got the tingle mate?, that feeling when the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and your heart pounds along to the Goodison roar, the excitement of listening to Z Cars and the Spirit of the Blues while you take in the atmosphere of the old lady, my bet would be that you had a little sing or a little hum along to those iconic tunes...am i right?...come on mate its ok to admit it..


11 Jun 2024 20:37:55
I have to agree with Ed025. He’s never there when we need him, always injured, and most of the time he’s absolute Pony anyway. Get rid.


11 Jun 2024 21:09:15
Nice to see we’re behind our players again.
Scouse ones at that.
Not his fault his injury prone. Maybe just maybe under a more direct attacking manager he’ll find some much needed confidence in his game is better suited and he can push on to be the player we all want him to be
He wears the badge with pride and gives his all when available.
Not so much the attacking football for Joe Gomez and obviously not being Scouse but I’d say the same for Joe.
Run of games and his form will come back
Gives his all with no complaints or whining at our great club!


11 Jun 2024 19:32:36
Thanks ed 001.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome 88.}


11 Jun 2024 19:33:35
Thanks Ed001
Curtis showed how good he is in the middle part of the season, when he was probably the first midfielder on the team sheet. I do believe he has the attributes to be a Liverpool player for a long time and would make a good future Captain. But got to agree with you re his injury record. If he/the club can’t sort that out then I think he will need to be let go. Would be sad if that were to happen as one of the family cats is named after him.


12 Jun 2024 06:07:46
I haven't read ED01's review about Jones. I want to agree with him badly but sadly the fact is - Ed025 is correct.

He was always average and was winning over me with few good performances last year before the red card and injury.

Ed025 sometimes offers Third Eye view which we lack as LFC fans which is very crtiical but mostly true.

{Ed001's Note - are you for real? He just has a downer on anyone who plays for Liverpool and sees what he wants to. He thought Firmino didn't do enough. While he thinks Pickford is world class. So I am glad you agree with him and not me, if you think he has an eye for a player, as you clearly don't either.}


12 Jun 2024 00:34:56
@Ed025 - did you mean caught you lot on a bad day or on a bad season? Is there a difference these days ?

{Ed025's Note - it could be either WDW, we have been in the doldrums for a while now but things are about to change, new owners, new ground, new hope, so all i can say to the rest of the Premier league is....be afraid...be very afraid.. :)


12 Jun 2024 07:05:37
Wtf is a third eye view?


12 Jun 2024 09:14:24
I've always said that, Thomo: he reminds me of Lallana.
Not bad players but frustrating in the way they think 'why pass the ball when I can have another touch'.


12 Jun 2024 09:20:57
Evertonians love Big Div ?

Don’t worry about Jones, he’ll be a regular under Slot.


12 Jun 2024 13:00:57
I can’t believe some1 said jones is above Trent as our next captain, what are smoking. Lucky to be at Liverpool, he’ll be out injured more ties than fit again this season u watch, get rid and take gravenberch and Gomez with him.


 

 

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11 Jun 2024
11 Jun 2024 05:18:36
As an aside Ed, Kompany had free rein to make a lot of dodgy signings with the owner giving him the liberty to build his team in the long run, the fact that he left Burnley saddled with all of them after jumping ship to Bayern, when they might not fit the new manager’s vision in the least, does not reflect very well on him.

PatrikBurgher

{Ed001's Note - and the fact that almost all of them flopped makes it bizarre that Bayern would even want him.}


 

 

 
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