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02 Mar 2024
02 Mar 2024 08:44:09
Who would your pick be then Ed001? IF…you had to reinvest the “Salah money”?

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{Ed001's Note - probably someone like Wirtz maybe. I don't know to be honest, I have not given it any thought as I am hoping that he stays a bit longer.}


 

 

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02 Mar 2024
02 Mar 2024 08:44:09
Who would your pick be then Ed001? IF…you had to reinvest the “Salah money”?

6 Gold Stars

{Ed001's Note - probably someone like Wirtz maybe. I don't know to be honest, I have not given it any thought as I am hoping that he stays a bit longer.}


 

 

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02 Mar 2024
02 Mar 2024 08:39:14
I was going to bring up the McManaman thing also Baz. The fact that both came through the academy and left for free or on the cheap, at the peak of their careers doesn’t sit well with me. Maybe it’s just me, but I think that they owe the club something back, for giving them a chance and the life that they now have. You could argue that McManaman fulfilled his contract, but I there is more to it when you Liverpool man and boy. Give the club something back!

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{Ed001's Note - yeah McManaman had plenty of opportunities to sign a deal but was always wanting to leave for the money.}


 

 

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02 Mar 2024
02 Mar 2024 08:31:02
IF! we had to swap Salah for anyone, I would rather go all out for Victor Osimhen. Think he had a realise clause of just north of 100m put in to his new contract and the goals he would bring to the team would go a long way to replacing Mo’s. With Victor central, Darwin on the left and Diaz on the right, that would be a front line that would scare the pants of any opposition. Might even try and get him without selling Salah, and play them together for a year or 3!

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{Ed001's Note - Osimhen is a bit Lukaku-like for me. Can have a loose touch at times. Better than Lukaku, but still not sure it is suited to the Prem at the top end. I would not be interested in him personally as a replacement for Salah. Plus he is a Chelsea fan looking for a move there. He is an avoid for me.}


 

 

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02 Mar 2024
02 Mar 2024 07:53:34
Mate how about you write an article of klopps top games!

Livebird031

{Ed001's Note - because with my memory I wouldn't be able to remember anything about them!!}


 

 

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02 Mar 2024
02 Mar 2024 07:49:57
Was it Ed25 who clicked the wrong option Ed? You can't put a red button in front of that guy and expect him not to push it. That's just not who he is.

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{Ed001's Note - they said it was a mistake, so it can't be 25 as he would defo have done it on purpose!!}


 

 

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02 Mar 2024
02 Mar 2024 07:22:45
Sitting a in cell! Are you actually talking about a prison cell or have I got that totally wrong eds1.?

Longthing76

{Ed001's Note - sort of, yes. A holding one. All sorted now.}


 

 

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02 Mar 2024
02 Mar 2024 07:17:08
Owen scored 118 goals in 216 games for Liverpool
A goal every two games there or thereabouts

The highest number of league games he played in a season for Liverpool was 35 and in that season he scored 18 goals

Like Ed says though, workrate nowhere near good enough and considering we got rid of other players to essentially build the team around him - would expect more

To be fair, he was like that in local youth club football and playing representative football for his County too

And could never be forgiven for playing for one club in his career….

Paisley79

{Ed001's Note - for me it was worse that he basically told Houllier it was him or Fowler and Ged picked him. Then he went and put in a transfer request anyway. That is unforgivable to make the club get rid of God and then to stick two fingers up to the club and leave on the cheap afterwards. Him going to United meant nothing to me, because he was nothing in my eyes after leaving.}


 

 

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02 Mar 2024
02 Mar 2024 05:24:26
Don't worry about it Ed. It would have been nice to hear your thoughts on the game though since it was a cracking one.

Dracred

{Ed001's Note - thanks. Really sorry I really wanted to do it. Would have been much better than what I was doing! It was such a good game, I thought. I really am looking forward to watching it again when I get a chance and am not just stood in queues waiting to fill in forms or sitting in a cell because some idiot (no not me this time) had clicked the wrong option on their computer screen.}


 

 

01 Mar 2024 05:37:37
Hello Ed001, just wondering if we’ll be getting a match review for the Chelsea game from you? It’s been years since I’ve posted on the site, but I’ve always been following and always enjoy the match reviews.

{Ed001's Note - I very much doubt I will have time. I was hoping to get it done yesterday but had to do other things sorry.}


02 Mar 2024 05:24:26
Don't worry about it Ed. It would have been nice to hear your thoughts on the game though since it was a cracking one.

{Ed001's Note - thanks. Really sorry I really wanted to do it. Would have been much better than what I was doing! It was such a good game, I thought. I really am looking forward to watching it again when I get a chance and am not just stood in queues waiting to fill in forms or sitting in a cell because some idiot (no not me this time) had clicked the wrong option on their computer screen.}


02 Mar 2024 07:22:45
Sitting a in cell! Are you actually talking about a prison cell or have I got that totally wrong eds1.?

{Ed001's Note - sort of, yes. A holding one. All sorted now.}


02 Mar 2024 07:49:57
Was it Ed25 who clicked the wrong option Ed? You can't put a red button in front of that guy and expect him not to push it. That's just not who he is.

{Ed001's Note - they said it was a mistake, so it can't be 25 as he would defo have done it on purpose!!}


02 Mar 2024 07:53:34
Mate how about you write an article of klopps top games!

{Ed001's Note - because with my memory I wouldn't be able to remember anything about them!!}


 

 

01 Mar 2024 08:15:04
Ed001 mate, what's your opinion on Michael Owen when with us, his goal record in the premier league was quite poor with his best season 18 league goals. Was the game just different then and do you think he would reach levels like Haaland if playing today.

{Ed001's Note - it wasn't because the game was different, it was because he missed a hell of a lot of chances. They just got forgotten because he was English so the media only talked about the good things. He was a fantastic player, but he was a very inconsistent finisher. I guess like Nunez in that regard, but with a much lower work ethic.

To be fair to him, he wasn't playing in the best of teams and they were more defensive too. He also did have a fair few injury problems with his hamstrings due to his explosive pace, which didn't help him. No matter the excuses, he simply wasn't a clinical finisher like Fowler, even though the whole team ended up built around him and getting the ball to him in dangerous areas.}


02 Mar 2024 07:17:08
Owen scored 118 goals in 216 games for Liverpool
A goal every two games there or thereabouts

The highest number of league games he played in a season for Liverpool was 35 and in that season he scored 18 goals

Like Ed says though, workrate nowhere near good enough and considering we got rid of other players to essentially build the team around him - would expect more

To be fair, he was like that in local youth club football and playing representative football for his County too

And could never be forgiven for playing for one club in his career….

{Ed001's Note - for me it was worse that he basically told Houllier it was him or Fowler and Ged picked him. Then he went and put in a transfer request anyway. That is unforgivable to make the club get rid of God and then to stick two fingers up to the club and leave on the cheap afterwards. Him going to United meant nothing to me, because he was nothing in my eyes after leaving.}


02 Mar 2024 07:17:17
I'm not owens biggest fan now but when he broke into team he was out of this world for a 17 year old I thought. i think he finished joint top goalscorer in league in his 1st season at 17/ 18. Imagine what he be worth today.


02 Mar 2024 08:08:26
No time for him. Going to united was the icing on the cake. Why any player would ever play for a bitter rival is beyond me. Total disrespect and disregard for the club. Snake!


02 Mar 2024 08:25:16
The United thing meant nothing to me to. I just always felt that England meant more to him than Liverpool did. He never really had the bond with the fans that Fowler did and also leaving for such a small fee due to running his contract down was unforgivable. A lot like McManaman in that respect.


02 Mar 2024 08:39:14
I was going to bring up the McManaman thing also Baz. The fact that both came through the academy and left for free or on the cheap, at the peak of their careers doesn’t sit well with me. Maybe it’s just me, but I think that they owe the club something back, for giving them a chance and the life that they now have. You could argue that McManaman fulfilled his contract, but I there is more to it when you Liverpool man and boy. Give the club something back!

{Ed001's Note - yeah McManaman had plenty of opportunities to sign a deal but was always wanting to leave for the money.}


02 Mar 2024 08:42:40
Owen is a far better footballer than he is a pundit.

But saying that my nan is a far better footballer than he is a pundit.

On a separate note does anyone know who started the calling of Fowler god. Was it fans, team mates or media kind of thing that got that going. I’ve tried researching it but there’s nothing out there.


02 Mar 2024 08:43:07
Exactly right on Owen and people forgetting how many chances he missed which was just as much as Darwin or even Haaland does. Remember when he gave a back-handed compliment to Darwin saying he should not have chipped the GK vs Brentford despite always saying Darwin should improve his composure. And when he does show composure, he slated him for chipping the GK. So essentially cos Darwin did not do what and how King Owen said it should be, it proves he is not a good striker? Literally loves the smell of his own farts, that geezer. What a fraud and a grade A waffler!

And on the Fowler v Owen situation, Owen recently was asked did he think he was better than Fowler and he said something like, "Who did the manager pick all the time? " Seriously, the guy literally thinks he was world class and a better player and finisher overall than Fowler was. There's a reason LFC fans do NOT use the word "Legend" when addressing this fraud.


02 Mar 2024 09:05:37
Owen is just out for himself, always has been. he left in the last few days of the transfer window . for 8 mill [i think] we got no chance to replace him. glad we won the champs league without him. then he expected us to stump nearly double to buy him back . the United bit just sums him up.


02 Mar 2024 09:11:47
I think it depends on how you look at it Oli. I don't see it as a backhanded compliment at all. He seemed to acknowledge that it was a difficult piece of skill and that most strikers would just place it either side if the keeper. That's all really.


02 Mar 2024 09:21:38
JK23 I'm not 100% on this but I once saw an interview with Neil Ruddock who said that Robbie got called God by his team mates as he can do no wrong in the eyes of the fans.


02 Mar 2024 10:38:06
Not looking to big Owen up but he did win the B'alloon D'or when he was playing for Liverpool which is no mean feat. I think I am right in saying he is the only player to win the award while a Liverpool player. Kevin Keegan did win but then he was playing for Hamburg.
As I say not suggesting he should be considered a legend. But he must have been doing something right with Liverpool.


 

 

01 Mar 2024 05:37:37
Hello Ed001, just wondering if we’ll be getting a match review for the Chelsea game from you? It’s been years since I’ve posted on the site, but I’ve always been following and always enjoy the match reviews.

{Ed001's Note - I very much doubt I will have time. I was hoping to get it done yesterday but had to do other things sorry.}


02 Mar 2024 05:24:26
Don't worry about it Ed. It would have been nice to hear your thoughts on the game though since it was a cracking one.

{Ed001's Note - thanks. Really sorry I really wanted to do it. Would have been much better than what I was doing! It was such a good game, I thought. I really am looking forward to watching it again when I get a chance and am not just stood in queues waiting to fill in forms or sitting in a cell because some idiot (no not me this time) had clicked the wrong option on their computer screen.}


02 Mar 2024 07:22:45
Sitting a in cell! Are you actually talking about a prison cell or have I got that totally wrong eds1.?

{Ed001's Note - sort of, yes. A holding one. All sorted now.}


02 Mar 2024 07:49:57
Was it Ed25 who clicked the wrong option Ed? You can't put a red button in front of that guy and expect him not to push it. That's just not who he is.

{Ed001's Note - they said it was a mistake, so it can't be 25 as he would defo have done it on purpose!!}


02 Mar 2024 07:53:34
Mate how about you write an article of klopps top games!

{Ed001's Note - because with my memory I wouldn't be able to remember anything about them!!}


 

 

01 Mar 2024 08:15:04
Ed001 mate, what's your opinion on Michael Owen when with us, his goal record in the premier league was quite poor with his best season 18 league goals. Was the game just different then and do you think he would reach levels like Haaland if playing today.

{Ed001's Note - it wasn't because the game was different, it was because he missed a hell of a lot of chances. They just got forgotten because he was English so the media only talked about the good things. He was a fantastic player, but he was a very inconsistent finisher. I guess like Nunez in that regard, but with a much lower work ethic.

To be fair to him, he wasn't playing in the best of teams and they were more defensive too. He also did have a fair few injury problems with his hamstrings due to his explosive pace, which didn't help him. No matter the excuses, he simply wasn't a clinical finisher like Fowler, even though the whole team ended up built around him and getting the ball to him in dangerous areas.}


02 Mar 2024 07:17:08
Owen scored 118 goals in 216 games for Liverpool
A goal every two games there or thereabouts

The highest number of league games he played in a season for Liverpool was 35 and in that season he scored 18 goals

Like Ed says though, workrate nowhere near good enough and considering we got rid of other players to essentially build the team around him - would expect more

To be fair, he was like that in local youth club football and playing representative football for his County too

And could never be forgiven for playing for one club in his career….

{Ed001's Note - for me it was worse that he basically told Houllier it was him or Fowler and Ged picked him. Then he went and put in a transfer request anyway. That is unforgivable to make the club get rid of God and then to stick two fingers up to the club and leave on the cheap afterwards. Him going to United meant nothing to me, because he was nothing in my eyes after leaving.}


02 Mar 2024 07:17:17
I'm not owens biggest fan now but when he broke into team he was out of this world for a 17 year old I thought. i think he finished joint top goalscorer in league in his 1st season at 17/ 18. Imagine what he be worth today.


02 Mar 2024 08:08:26
No time for him. Going to united was the icing on the cake. Why any player would ever play for a bitter rival is beyond me. Total disrespect and disregard for the club. Snake!


02 Mar 2024 08:25:16
The United thing meant nothing to me to. I just always felt that England meant more to him than Liverpool did. He never really had the bond with the fans that Fowler did and also leaving for such a small fee due to running his contract down was unforgivable. A lot like McManaman in that respect.


02 Mar 2024 08:39:14
I was going to bring up the McManaman thing also Baz. The fact that both came through the academy and left for free or on the cheap, at the peak of their careers doesn’t sit well with me. Maybe it’s just me, but I think that they owe the club something back, for giving them a chance and the life that they now have. You could argue that McManaman fulfilled his contract, but I there is more to it when you Liverpool man and boy. Give the club something back!

{Ed001's Note - yeah McManaman had plenty of opportunities to sign a deal but was always wanting to leave for the money.}


02 Mar 2024 08:42:40
Owen is a far better footballer than he is a pundit.

But saying that my nan is a far better footballer than he is a pundit.

On a separate note does anyone know who started the calling of Fowler god. Was it fans, team mates or media kind of thing that got that going. I’ve tried researching it but there’s nothing out there.


02 Mar 2024 08:43:07
Exactly right on Owen and people forgetting how many chances he missed which was just as much as Darwin or even Haaland does. Remember when he gave a back-handed compliment to Darwin saying he should not have chipped the GK vs Brentford despite always saying Darwin should improve his composure. And when he does show composure, he slated him for chipping the GK. So essentially cos Darwin did not do what and how King Owen said it should be, it proves he is not a good striker? Literally loves the smell of his own farts, that geezer. What a fraud and a grade A waffler!

And on the Fowler v Owen situation, Owen recently was asked did he think he was better than Fowler and he said something like, "Who did the manager pick all the time? " Seriously, the guy literally thinks he was world class and a better player and finisher overall than Fowler was. There's a reason LFC fans do NOT use the word "Legend" when addressing this fraud.


02 Mar 2024 09:05:37
Owen is just out for himself, always has been. he left in the last few days of the transfer window . for 8 mill [i think] we got no chance to replace him. glad we won the champs league without him. then he expected us to stump nearly double to buy him back . the United bit just sums him up.


02 Mar 2024 09:11:47
I think it depends on how you look at it Oli. I don't see it as a backhanded compliment at all. He seemed to acknowledge that it was a difficult piece of skill and that most strikers would just place it either side if the keeper. That's all really.


02 Mar 2024 09:21:38
JK23 I'm not 100% on this but I once saw an interview with Neil Ruddock who said that Robbie got called God by his team mates as he can do no wrong in the eyes of the fans.


02 Mar 2024 10:38:06
Not looking to big Owen up but he did win the B'alloon D'or when he was playing for Liverpool which is no mean feat. I think I am right in saying he is the only player to win the award while a Liverpool player. Kevin Keegan did win but then he was playing for Hamburg.
As I say not suggesting he should be considered a legend. But he must have been doing something right with Liverpool.


 

 

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29 Feb 2024
29 Feb 2024 12:45:38
Ed001, what about Wataru Endo?

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29 Feb 2024
29 Feb 2024 12:45:38
Ed001, what about Wataru Endo?

raviance

{Ed001's Note - sorry he should have been with the first group as he is expected to be fit to play at the weekend.}


 

 

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29 Feb 2024
29 Feb 2024 07:36:42
Ed1. Ali seems to pick up an awful lot of injuries for a goalkeeper, seems he misses a lot of games threw the years. Am I right in saying that do u think?

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{Ed001's Note - I don't know, I have never really looked at what others are getting in terms of injuries nowadays. Players in general miss more games these days.}


 

 

29 Feb 2024 06:12:45
Ed001
What’s the update on injuries? Been great 5 days with the youth players showing their worth but I will be relieved when Mo, Dom, Darwin and Trent return.

{Ed001's Note - Mo, Dom and Darwizzy are meant to be fit for the weekend. Jones and Gravenberch are expected back the following weekend. Trent, Ali and Bajcetic are probably not going to play in March, maybe the final game at best. Jota is not expected back until mid-April.}


29 Feb 2024 07:31:51
Good man ed1, good to see a nice clear lay out of the injuries.


29 Feb 2024 07:36:42
Ed1. Ali seems to pick up an awful lot of injuries for a goalkeeper, seems he misses a lot of games threw the years. Am I right in saying that do u think?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, I have never really looked at what others are getting in terms of injuries nowadays. Players in general miss more games these days.}


29 Feb 2024 08:16:34
Ali definitely misses more games than the average goalkeeper.

Our long term injury record worries me. I don't yet want to blame staff because I don't have enough information, but every year we go through this and it's probably cost us a league title or two, IMO. We haven't had a good season injury-wise since we won the league, which isn't a coincidence.

Ali shouldn't be injured this often, considering how efficiently he moves his body around, unlike someone like Pickford.

It just feels like every time we get a full squad back, another 3, 4 or 5 suddenly go down for another prolonged period of time. We can never get in front of the 8 ball. And then you look at City, whom apart from the odd KDB injury don't seem to have any troubles with it.


29 Feb 2024 09:39:28
You should consider the fact that Ali plays far more like an outfield player than most keepers. He does far more with the ball at his feet outside of the traditional keeper requirements therefore is more likely than most keepers to pick up 'outfield' injuries.


29 Feb 2024 11:56:48
Supposing we get through this period unscathed (up to now the players have been incredible) and the injuries clear up soon, might the injuries to key players become an asset rather than a liability? We’ve played the last 3 games with half a team of starters and haven’t had a fully available squad since December - a lot of our big players have played fewer minutes this season and will be very fresh heading into the last part of the season, all the while our rivals will be getting ever more tired. Just a thought.


29 Feb 2024 12:05:06
ShipleyKopite, exactly. It's like people just make such statements about Ali picking up injuries without actually considering the things he is asked to do which he does at an extremely high level) and the toll that can take on him physically especially on his calves and hamstrings which are the muscles he uses majority of the time. And the comparison to Pickford is just cringe.

I understand the frustration and all that BUT you cannot just ignore the actual things and duties he (and the other players) are asked to do and how much of a toll these things can take on their bodies esp. the muscular side of things. There are both sides to this.


29 Feb 2024 12:30:08
Massive well done to the kids and fit seniors once again. It cannot be understated how well they have done over the last 3 games and whenever called upon throughout the season so far.

But, it's time to bring back some of the big guns now. Really hope we see Mo, Darwin and Dom back for the weekend. We need them.


29 Feb 2024 12:38:19
Everyone has different genetic make up and muscle fibres and movement patterns.

It has nothing to do with how many back passes Allison has to deal with etc.

And a lot of the time misfortune can come into it. For every elite athlete that pulls, strains or tears a muscle they are conducting a movement plane that their body has performed millions of time before without becoming injured.

When players injure a primary muscle then more strain is placed on the support muscle and vice versa hence why injuries can appear frequent.

Similar to how a niggle will effect someone walking or
Running subconsciously to doing it comically and then this will likely alternate the movement pattern and gait
For example has anyone ever walked with a limp due to an ankle injury and then after a while feel discomfort in their shins, knees or even hamstrings.

It’s because the body is accustomed to that individuals movement pattern over years and the slightest change makes a world of difference.


29 Feb 2024 12:45:38
Ed001, what about Wataru Endo?

{Ed001's Note - sorry he should have been with the first group as he is expected to be fit to play at the weekend.}


29 Feb 2024 12:53:06
Sorry to finish off my point being is everyone differs.

Unfortunately some might be more prone to niggles and injuries than others and luck can play a part.


29 Feb 2024 14:52:59
I agree with all you have said, JK23. Everything is on the table (including the amount of back passes, runs to cover spaces as a sweeper keeper etc. ) . What I don't like is the innuendo I seem to deduce by people on this topic going after or appearing to go after AB1 for picking up injuries, making him look or sound injury-prone which is absolute waffle, IMO.


29 Feb 2024 15:43:12
I guess I'm a little surprised by the extend of Alisson's injury. There's no particular reason for my surprise, but I didn't think initially that the time out would be that much. I guess I didn't pay attention to the original reports close enough, haha.

Hopefully, the squad can hold down the fort until everyone returns.


29 Feb 2024 16:14:25
I’d also like us to replace Linders but we would probably need 3 people for that.

I’m thinking Jk Rowling as one so we’ve not lost the ability to release a book and then John Terry as the other as he’s easy to hate and he can fulfil the fall guy category and then lastly Steve McClaren who can replace Pep’s media duties with his Dutch accent.

Jobs a good un.


 

 

29 Feb 2024 06:12:45
Ed001
What’s the update on injuries? Been great 5 days with the youth players showing their worth but I will be relieved when Mo, Dom, Darwin and Trent return.

{Ed001's Note - Mo, Dom and Darwizzy are meant to be fit for the weekend. Jones and Gravenberch are expected back the following weekend. Trent, Ali and Bajcetic are probably not going to play in March, maybe the final game at best. Jota is not expected back until mid-April.}


29 Feb 2024 07:31:51
Good man ed1, good to see a nice clear lay out of the injuries.


29 Feb 2024 07:36:42
Ed1. Ali seems to pick up an awful lot of injuries for a goalkeeper, seems he misses a lot of games threw the years. Am I right in saying that do u think?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, I have never really looked at what others are getting in terms of injuries nowadays. Players in general miss more games these days.}


29 Feb 2024 08:16:34
Ali definitely misses more games than the average goalkeeper.

Our long term injury record worries me. I don't yet want to blame staff because I don't have enough information, but every year we go through this and it's probably cost us a league title or two, IMO. We haven't had a good season injury-wise since we won the league, which isn't a coincidence.

Ali shouldn't be injured this often, considering how efficiently he moves his body around, unlike someone like Pickford.

It just feels like every time we get a full squad back, another 3, 4 or 5 suddenly go down for another prolonged period of time. We can never get in front of the 8 ball. And then you look at City, whom apart from the odd KDB injury don't seem to have any troubles with it.


29 Feb 2024 09:39:28
You should consider the fact that Ali plays far more like an outfield player than most keepers. He does far more with the ball at his feet outside of the traditional keeper requirements therefore is more likely than most keepers to pick up 'outfield' injuries.


29 Feb 2024 11:56:48
Supposing we get through this period unscathed (up to now the players have been incredible) and the injuries clear up soon, might the injuries to key players become an asset rather than a liability? We’ve played the last 3 games with half a team of starters and haven’t had a fully available squad since December - a lot of our big players have played fewer minutes this season and will be very fresh heading into the last part of the season, all the while our rivals will be getting ever more tired. Just a thought.


29 Feb 2024 12:05:06
ShipleyKopite, exactly. It's like people just make such statements about Ali picking up injuries without actually considering the things he is asked to do which he does at an extremely high level) and the toll that can take on him physically especially on his calves and hamstrings which are the muscles he uses majority of the time. And the comparison to Pickford is just cringe.

I understand the frustration and all that BUT you cannot just ignore the actual things and duties he (and the other players) are asked to do and how much of a toll these things can take on their bodies esp. the muscular side of things. There are both sides to this.


29 Feb 2024 12:30:08
Massive well done to the kids and fit seniors once again. It cannot be understated how well they have done over the last 3 games and whenever called upon throughout the season so far.

But, it's time to bring back some of the big guns now. Really hope we see Mo, Darwin and Dom back for the weekend. We need them.


29 Feb 2024 12:38:19
Everyone has different genetic make up and muscle fibres and movement patterns.

It has nothing to do with how many back passes Allison has to deal with etc.

And a lot of the time misfortune can come into it. For every elite athlete that pulls, strains or tears a muscle they are conducting a movement plane that their body has performed millions of time before without becoming injured.

When players injure a primary muscle then more strain is placed on the support muscle and vice versa hence why injuries can appear frequent.

Similar to how a niggle will effect someone walking or
Running subconsciously to doing it comically and then this will likely alternate the movement pattern and gait
For example has anyone ever walked with a limp due to an ankle injury and then after a while feel discomfort in their shins, knees or even hamstrings.

It’s because the body is accustomed to that individuals movement pattern over years and the slightest change makes a world of difference.


29 Feb 2024 12:45:38
Ed001, what about Wataru Endo?

{Ed001's Note - sorry he should have been with the first group as he is expected to be fit to play at the weekend.}


29 Feb 2024 12:53:06
Sorry to finish off my point being is everyone differs.

Unfortunately some might be more prone to niggles and injuries than others and luck can play a part.


29 Feb 2024 14:52:59
I agree with all you have said, JK23. Everything is on the table (including the amount of back passes, runs to cover spaces as a sweeper keeper etc. ) . What I don't like is the innuendo I seem to deduce by people on this topic going after or appearing to go after AB1 for picking up injuries, making him look or sound injury-prone which is absolute waffle, IMO.


29 Feb 2024 15:43:12
I guess I'm a little surprised by the extend of Alisson's injury. There's no particular reason for my surprise, but I didn't think initially that the time out would be that much. I guess I didn't pay attention to the original reports close enough, haha.

Hopefully, the squad can hold down the fort until everyone returns.


29 Feb 2024 16:14:25
I’d also like us to replace Linders but we would probably need 3 people for that.

I’m thinking Jk Rowling as one so we’ve not lost the ability to release a book and then John Terry as the other as he’s easy to hate and he can fulfil the fall guy category and then lastly Steve McClaren who can replace Pep’s media duties with his Dutch accent.

Jobs a good un.


 

 

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28 Feb 2024 22:59:51
I feel a lot of Liverpool supporters are fooling themselves into thinking Alonso has some desire to return to the club.
I remember hearing back in Rafa's time that the reason Rafa turned on him was that he found out Alonso was working behind the clubs back to get a move to Real Madrid, his first love, I'm sure the Eds can confirm or debunk that.
Alonso is a Spanish national and it's always going to be on his list to manage RM.
Amorim or Lijnders I feel will be the next manager. I can't see it being Nagelsmann as he won't be available until after the Euros and that would be nuts.

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{Ed001's Note - Rafa turned on him because he missed a match to be at the birth of his child, nothing to do with him engineering a move to Madrid. By the way, his kids are reds and he regularly used to come back over, while at both Madrid and Bayern, to watch Liverpool play at Anfield and he has publicly stated a desire to manage Liverpool.}


 

 

26 Feb 2024 14:11:10
Edd001 regarding salahs, virg and trents contract situations this summer, who do you expect to sign extensions? I'm hoping trent and virg but can see salah going to Saudi. Also would you give virg a 3/ 4 year contract at 33? Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - I expect Trent to sign a new deal, maybe a 2 year one for Virgil and Salah but I wouldn't give either longer than that at their age.}


26 Feb 2024 14:29:36
I understand that thinking of 2 year contracts but VVD would quite rightly push for longer and I think he deserves it. He is the one player we can’t do without.


26 Feb 2024 14:46:18
Edd001 i think by the summer virg would have a year left, so offer a year extension? I think trent will too, just hope he doesn't try and pull a rashford regarding wages. Don't think he will.

{Ed001's Note - yes with regards to Virgil. I don't think Trent will do that either.}


26 Feb 2024 14:57:46
virg deserves longer if you look at players like silver and pepe both still going at 40 and decent he could still be world class is 3-4 years easy.

{Ed001's Note - yes but giving him longer means he is tied up if someone overtakes him for his place. By giving him just 2 years and then extending it again in a year's time etc, it gives him the option to leave very easily if he loses his place and wants to move on. He deserves to be given that freedom to do so.}


26 Feb 2024 15:19:49
VVD seems to be aging like a fine wine, let’s hope he’s playing at this level for another 5 years or so, he’s properly taking the pi$$ with how easy he makes it look. You get absolutely no change whatsoever if you’re an attacker up against him.


26 Feb 2024 15:53:15
You can give VVD and Salah a straight up two year deal with an option for 1 extra year. Seems like a great middle ground to me.


26 Feb 2024 17:29:45
Who’s going to decide on the length of contracts at the moment or will it be a case of wait until the new director of football comes in or even the manager.

The longer this goes on the more i believe it leans towards Alonso coming in.

He could have easily have said by now he’s not leaving leverkusen and no way would he announce it during their title charge.

Perhaps it’s me putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with 5.


26 Feb 2024 18:05:15
Nah, JK. That's you putting 2 and 2 together to make 44, lol. Just kidding or JK, btw. Seriously tho, there is a huge possibility that Alonso coming to LFC is a done deal cos like you said, he ain't talking and the DOF is saying Alonso has a long contract and hopes he stays, is just standard rhetoric cos why? Neither Alonso nor the DOF have categorically ruled anything out. We will have to see.


27 Feb 2024 08:00:04
If Alonso coming to Liverpool was a “done deal” then Bayern wouldn’t be wast Their time chasing him. They would surely know his plans?


27 Feb 2024 10:08:50
@IR that may be true BUT those who know Bayern very well and their underhanded tactics, have said that they are just trying to troll Leverkusen and playing mind games with them to destabilise and distract them into letting them back into the title race. It's what they do, by some accounts.

I also remember that they did it with Klopp as well (in a diff. way) when he was at Dortmund in the two seasons he won the title, saying they would bottle it and trying to get their media mouthpieces to link Dortmund players to Bayern. Don't believe their rubbish. Distraction and diversion is what Bayern do when they are desperate. Just my opinion.


 

 

26 Feb 2024 12:44:33
All so ed001 I would like to hold my hands up because I was moaning when we signed Endo but what a signing he has turned out to be. When I did moan I said I hope am proven wrong but even if being proven wrong I would not of thought I could have been so wrong.
He is just getting better and better every game when he plays we looks so much tighter and harder to score past.

{Ed001's Note - he has been fantastic. I expected him to be good, the reaction of the Stuttgart fans to him going told me we had a good player, but I didn't expect him to be this good.}


26 Feb 2024 13:03:34
Amen Grino.


26 Feb 2024 13:13:42
I also doubted the move . how stupid was i? I would like more japanese players because of him the proffesionalism is impeccable.


26 Feb 2024 13:19:15
I was sceptical when we signed him, but what a player. He does the simple things well. Never shirks a challenge, has made himself an important member of the team. He’s worked really hard to get up to speed, a really important cog in the machine.


26 Feb 2024 13:19:18
Hats off to you, Grino75. Like you Ed01, I did not know Endow but I saw all the Bundesliga experts saying how good he was at Stuttgart and even the Stuttgart fans said LFC were signing an absolute baller alongside being capt. of their club (I think) and of Japan.

In his first games, I saw a few things that told me he is a veteran DM who knows the position inside out. Now like you and many, I did not know he would/ could be this awesome a footballer even at 31. Just shows that we can all improve in this world regardless of age.


26 Feb 2024 13:29:16
The Japanese Liverpool fan who did an in-depth analysis of Endo on YouTube needs to take a bow. Everything he said about Endo was spot on!


26 Feb 2024 13:29:37
This Wataru guy's an absolute warrior in every sense of the word. He approaches every mach in Red kit like he's going for a battle; gum shield and all. A pure Samurai! Plus, he's as low maintenance as far as low maintenance go!
I'm so glad we have someone like him in our team. Long may it continue! YNWA.


26 Feb 2024 14:22:24
StEtienneAmen, I've seen that guy do his thing too. He is brilliant.


26 Feb 2024 17:48:35
Endo has surpassed all expectations. Become an integral part of the spine of the team.


26 Feb 2024 22:42:34
I think the vast majority of us didn't expect much from him mate, it felt like a panic buy at the time. But wow, he's something else, I never expected to see what we're seeing from him. He's already so passionate when he plays and puts in everything. Long may it continue.


 

 

 
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