22 Jul 2018 09:52:53
Any truth to the Vida stories, officials supposedly flying out next week conclude the deal. I think it would be a good signing. I'm thinking it's bollo*ks as we need ship a few out instead of increasing the squad.
Still hoping for Fekir but I can't see it happening 😢.

{Ed002's Note - Everyone keeps telling me that Klopp says business is over so we will see. Interestingly Besiktas had a couple of people in London at the start of the week - perhaps Liverpool should have taken the opportunity to talk to them then. There has been a reasonable amount of interest in Vida from clubs but the €35M asking price is putting people off. There have been three firm offers to the club and one to his agent apparently (this was correct as of the start of the week. Everton and Leicester certainly made offers to the club, and West Ham to his agent. That leaves one offer and potential interest from the likes of Liverpool & Watford who made a very low offer (before the World Cup) and certain interest from Sevilla. Barcelona looked but were unimpressed and at his age were only looking for cheap cover; Atletico Madrid also seem to be edging away from early interest. Did not have a standout season last year, is probably significantly over priced and would be a knee jerk reaction following the World Cup. Makes zero sense.}

1.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 11:36:00
It makes no sense at all at £35m unless we were going to start playing 3 at the back, which I doubt we'd do after spending so much on midfielders.

2.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 11:31:29
ED002, I presume that’s the same Hunter Thompson who wrote the book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which eventually became a film with Jonny Depp in it?

I don’t know too much about him apart from reading the book and watchung the film, but he certainly seems to know how to breakfast, crikey.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, the same HST.}

3.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 11:41:22
People still going on about what klopp said to media about transfer do people not know he’s playing with the media he said the other wk ward would be number 1 this season look what happened with that. We obviously still want an attacking midfielder and maybe a back up keeper depending on who leaves.

{Ed002's Note - You think it is good for Klopp to screw his players around with all of this number one, number two nonsense?}

4.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 11:50:58
Probably not mate but it was obvious we was looking at keepers but people to quick to believe what comes out of James Pearce mouth he’s got nothing rite this summer.

5.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 11:59:35

I’ve just realised I replied you your earlier post in regards to HST on a completely different post. the trail looks a bit odd

My bad, apologies.

6.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 12:01:49
Question about Gomez, with TAA making that slot his own and Clyne now being fit and most likely 2nd choice at RB would Gomez now be first choice back up for one of the central defensive role ahead of Matip and klavan? If so vida wouldn't be needed in my eyes and makes no sense . Or is it thought within the club he's not ready yet?

{Ed002's Note - I don't see Gomez as a first choice back up for any position to be honest.}

7.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 12:55:45
Ed002 no possibility of a loan for Gomez?

{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer "no possibility of" questions. He will have an opportunity in pre-season.}

8.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 12:59:00
You don't rate him then ed002. still think he's very raw for me still lot of potential next to the right partner (VVD) hopefully that potential will be fulfilled.

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with my rating him. He is no youngster, has had an OK season but a good WC apparently - I see him as an over-priced knee jerk reaction if Klopp wants him. Would it also be a kick in the gonads for Gomez?}

9.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 13:01:21
Does that mean you see him competing for a starting position ED002? Like as in him, Matip, and Lovren fighting to start along side VVD or did you mean he's not even in contention for the bench?

{Ed002's Note - You have named four CBs there who would be ahead of him - so two on the pitch and two on the bench - where does that leave Gomez? And if you add Vida if Klipperty has the Klopps for him?}

10.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 14:25:30
I don’t see the point in Vida, if we are going to buy now, it should be to battle for a starting position, not as cover - we have cover in Matip and Klavan. Most of all, Gomez can be a good long term partner for vvd, so let’s give him so experience, and I’d rather him get say 20 appearances for us, learn our ways, train with our squad than play a whole season for championship or lower premier league team.

11.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 13:47:33
Where do you see Gomez predominantly playing this coming season, Rotating RB or CB?

{Ed002's Note - I don't really see teams "rotating" players. I don't see Gomez playing too much unless there are injuries.}

12.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 14:40:41
Why is it if a journo says Klopp said something, ie such a person is to be no.1, it's taken as gospel, and used as a stick to beat him, but yet if a journo says were interested in a player we're told not to believe anything they say as it's mostly guesswork, the truth is no one here works for lfc and has any idea what Klopp told any players.

13.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 15:24:48
Totally agree ed002 it would be a massive blow to Gomez if he was to sign vida. I thought I recalled he (Gomez) was highly thought of and I agree he's not a youngster anymore I wasn't meaning that when I said potential more as he's never had a run of games in his natural position CB but has had to cover and fight for that what was once vacant RB slot. I think he would do well next to VVD given the chance and a run of games. Lovren game pick up significantly when VVD came in and also think it could have same impact on Gomez at CB. don't see the point in paying that sort of money for let's be honest another average at best defender in vida when you have someone already in squad in Gomez Matip klavan who can play there.

14.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 17:46:15
I would want Klopp to sell Matip and have VVD, Lovren, Klavan and Gomez as our 4 CBs. I still think Gomez if given time would become a very good CB and would be long term solution. I really hope we're not in for Vida for all reason stated above by ed002.

15.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 19:17:46
If Klipperty has the klopps for him. 😂😂😂 spat my beer everywhere. Ed2 = legend! Take a bow son!

16.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 19:24:10
I like Gomez but feel he would be better off going on loan for a season. I think our ins are done for the summer. Gomez needs week in and out to progress further.

17.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 19:54:02
Gomes won’t play really unless they’re are injuries.

In my view that is how it should be predominately. He will be good cover for the senior players.

18.) 22 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018 21:02:50
A just gone 21 year old centre back who spent over a year out injured and would have started for his country in the World Cup but for injury! of course he's a youngster. and a youngster of massive potential.

19.) 23 Jul 2018
23 Jul 2018 09:44:10
Well there ya go, y'all asked and Matip provides.
Thank dog we've got Gomez! ;)

20.) 23 Jul 2018
23 Jul 2018 14:23:22
Spot on, Ed02. I am not impressed with him either esp. with the fact that Lovren is the better CB and he would not partner Lovs over VVD either as VVD is clearly light years away from him as well. Makes ZERO sense to me as well.