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22 May 2019 20:12:06
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22 May 2019 20:12:06
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22 May 2019 18:03:32
Am I right in saying if we win the champions league and arsenal win the europa league that Tottenham don’t qualify for the champions league next year?

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22 May 2019 18:16:20
It's only works that way if both us and arsenal had finished outside the top four. There is an allowance of 5 clubs from one country so if we both win arsenal would just be added as the fifth club I think.

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22 May 2019 18:36:44
Correct Dr.

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22 May 2019 18:38:18
You're right, Dr Strange. We can have up to 5.

Spurs are playing for the trophy, same as us, as their CL participation is guaranteed regardless of the outcome of either European competition.

Given they haven't won a European trophy for 35 years, and no trophy at all for 11 years, I think the trophy itself is enough motivation for them!

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22 May 2019 19:08:43
Correct, D. Strange.

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22 May 2019 15:11:45
Brandt to Dortmund confirmed. Two exciting purchases by them today.

I wonder if we were ever in for him? Klopp was obviously keen on him and if he was available you'd imagine Klopp would try and convince him to come to us. May have turned Liverpool down of course.

Quite gutted. Reckon he could have been a great player for us. BD are lucky!

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{Ed002's Note - The problem would be game time I suspect.}

22 May 2019 15:40:03
Great purchase for Dortmund, perfect Pulisic replacement. Shame though, would have absolutely loved Brandt at Liverpool, the perfect player for what we're looking for. Though as Ed002 pointed out he's likely to get more game time at Dortmund and it allows him to stay close to home.

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22 May 2019 15:48:39
Never seriously in for him imo decent player but we have to respect the fact the lad wants regular game time in a top team which we can't give him.

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22 May 2019 15:57:03
That is a shame as I think he is a fantastic player and will only get better. Congratulations to Dortmund though for getting three good players in this early on in the transfer window. Hope they do well next year and pip BM to the title and have a good run in the CL.

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22 May 2019 16:05:36
But surely with hazard singing and brunn larsen their go to option from bench and gotze and sancho and reus and phillip he won't be guarenteed as much playtime as lfc as we only have mane firmino and salah? . he would get loads of appearances for us as we won't be as lucky this season with injuries as we where this season.

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22 May 2019 16:14:46
Thought that would be the case Ed.

Seems it may be a tricky summer for Liverpool. We are a very attractive team to come and play for right now. But I think a lot of players know it will be a challenge to get into the starting 11.

It'll be hard to find a player who fits our usual model who is willing to sit on the bench half the season.

I am sure Klopp will get who he wants and needs. Even if he doesn't his back ups have proved just as efficient!

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22 May 2019 18:21:17
Maybe Gotze is an option for us if Dortmund signing Brandt pushes him out of contention?

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22 May 2019 18:41:29
c_matthews94 you're right it will be tricky, but I love that!

Any player who joins us (who isn't a kid or a golden oldie) has agreed to join in the full knowledge that they will have to fight to displace one of the first team.

That's the sort of spirit I want in signings, and it can only help to improve our first 11.

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22 May 2019 19:01:05
Great signing for Dortmund. They should push Bayern all the way next season and be strong in the CL. Just hope we have other AM players now we’ve missed out on him.

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22 May 2019 19:11:38
Huge fan of Goeze BUT he is only just coming back from a dreadful ailment and is no longer the player he once was even tho after watching him a lot this season, he has been more than solid. As a result Johnny, I don't think he is an option for us and besides, Klopp usually does not sign players he has worked with before. He is more interested in creating new players in his own image.

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22 May 2019 13:59:52
What happened to Macca?

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22 May 2019 14:36:01
Currently hiding in a bush in Marbella.

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22 May 2019 15:21:43
I was wondering that myself.

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22 May 2019 16:22:19
Think the last time Macca posted on here he got dog's abuse if I remember correctly lad's.

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22 May 2019 18:53:14
Think it was more Eds 002 got dogs abuse last time he posted, and the Eds was right in the end.

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22 May 2019 19:13:20
Spot on, BarryinLouth. Disgraceful. And you know the worst thing? He was actually spot on regarding VVD and Naby eventually but the bells on here, just could not deal with having to be patient and letting things develop and play out favorably.

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22 May 2019 07:58:49
Have your say Reds,
In the midfield, which of the four that are fully fit misses out on the starting XI for the Champions League Final?
A. Milner
B. Fabinho
C. Wijnaldum
D. Henderson.

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22 May 2019 09:11:02
That's a difficult one mate! If I had to pick I'd say Milner.

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22 May 2019 09:32:14
Tought call, but I would say Milner. He's a great one to come off the bench.

Gini is in good form, Fab is a definite and I like marauding Hendo.

If Hendo tires, I'd actually bring on the Ox.

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22 May 2019 09:38:29
Very difficult. Fabinho should def start. Gini has been our best midfielder this season so deserves his place.

Hendo if he gets near his end of the season form then he should play but if it is the Hendo from the rest of the season it should be Milner. Be even harder if Ox and Keita were fully fit.

I just trust Milner more so I go with him and let Hendo get 30 mins from the bench.

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22 May 2019 09:48:41
Fabinho, wijnaldum and henderson for me.

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22 May 2019 10:05:04
I'd start the same team who started against Barcelona at Anfield (especially the midfield and defence) with the exception of Salah coming in for Shaqiri. I wouldn't even bring Firmino back in for Origi, or Gomez in for Matip.

Matip and Origi are in sublime form and don't deserve to be dropped for players coming back from injury and lacking match sharpness. Just my opinion though, because I don't see them in training every day! I'll back whoever Klopp starts with ultimately.

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22 May 2019 10:11:14
Gini I’m afraid but someone won’t play
Up the pool.

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22 May 2019 10:16:31
That's a big call MK.

The midfield can't be Hendo, Milner, Gini because it doesn't work.

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22 May 2019 10:41:24
Tough one, happy whoever is picked to play. If I have to choose to leave one out it would be milner, bring him on to clam us down when we r 2 up.

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22 May 2019 10:55:41
Milner and then use his experience from the bench.

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22 May 2019 11:01:51
I was going to ask a similar question TheRedKop to the peps here. It is a really tough one in my opinion. But I think Hendo is a definite starter. Not sure who the other two are going to be. I think I am leaning towards what Roro1892 says.

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22 May 2019 11:25:05
Wijnaldum for me. He was amazing coming off the bench against Barcelona and we may need the energy and tenacity of the other three in the first half against Tottenham.

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22 May 2019 12:35:39
Good post and a tough call to make given the good form of the midfield, personally I would go for Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Henderson. With Milner coming off from the bench as a reliable experienced option as legs tire or if needed tactically. Spurs are a team who will also have large amounts of the ball. We will need the technical ability of Wijnaldum, Henderson's energy and Fabinho's ball winning skills to stifle Spurs very own energy and possession. It will for sure be a tactical battle. I'm not sure both teams will play an open game given what's on the line.
For me it is a one off game that could go either way. I think we have the edge purely as we have the experience of knowing how it feels to lose a final. For sure this should be added source of motivation to the squad.

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22 May 2019 12:36:19
That's tough. Fabinho had to start. We always struggle without him and we haven’t lost when he has started. He will be vital to win the midfield battle vs Spurs.
Start Milner, Get Wijnaldum in as a sub, he’ll be angry at Klopp again and ready to go for it. Scores 2 in 2 mins again.

Good headache this is.

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22 May 2019 12:43:31
dont over think it. fab, gini, hendo gives us everything we need from our misdfield. Milner will be great off the bench covering lots of different roles and responsibility depending on game situation.

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22 May 2019 12:52:37
They will all get to play some part in the final if there all fit so no big deal.

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22 May 2019 12:53:23
Aslong as Fabinho starts.

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22 May 2019 13:23:06
Gini for me, with hendo and Fabinho. Firmino has to start too, he’s our best striker, and we need our best team. Yes origi did amazing against Barca, but he was quiet against wolves and probably isn’t as fit as bobby, or offer as much l. Good sub to have.

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22 May 2019 14:11:30
Milner coming in fresh off the bench feels like it makes a lot of sense to me:
Need to create a goal - bring in Milner
Need to see the game out - bring in Milner
Need someone to take the deciding penalty - you guessed it, Milner!

Although he is like the Energizer Bunny, I think Gini and Hendo can play with a touch more intensity to get at Spurs and wear them down early on.

This all being said, I won't have any complaints whoever starts - don't remember last time I could say that about the midfield in seasons past!

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22 May 2019 15:05:26
Great question, and a good problem to have for us. I would sit Millie on the bench- he has not been in as amazing form as the others these last few months and can also come in to cover either of the full back positions if needed. That said, any 3 of these 4 is a good option - bring on Tottenham already.

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22 May 2019 15:48:33
Can't believe peoples overreaction with origi showing a slight improvement in his form. Im not one for bashing a player but just because he has scored a couple of important goals hardly means he is in "sublime form". Origi is not a top player, he never will be a top player and for people to be saying that he is the kind of quality we need be it from the bench or to push the current foward players is beyond me.

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22 May 2019 16:10:34
It is a big call, but Bobby won't have started a game for about a month by the time we get to the final. Without seeing how his body has recovered in training, I can't advocate starting him in a cup final. Klopp has that luxury though.

I agree that midfield trio doesn't work though mate. that's why i think we should keep Hendo, Fab and Milner. We will need Hendo and Milner's leadership, but I also think Wijnaldum is the best option for impact off the bench. Those first 15 minutes off the bench Barcelona had no answer for him. Plus this is the main club Trophy that has eluded Milner in his career so far so I bet he'll be fired up for it.

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22 May 2019 16:19:00
I'd go with bringing Milner on from the bench in the second half.

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22 May 2019 18:02:48
Yea you're right we can't see who is doing what and what stage of fitness they are at. If Firmino is undercooked then I agree he shouldn't start. Firmino plays best when fully fit. I also agree with you on Milner I think Klopp trusts him.

Brandt £22m I just can't get my head around that.

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22 May 2019 18:29:49
I'm expecting it to Milner that's left out, but he'll almost certainly come off the bench.

As for Bobby, he missed 3 games, is it? If it wasn't for the gap between the last league game and the CL final we wouldn't even be thinking about him being unfit or undercooked. He'll be fit and he'll start. Yeah, he won't have started a game in a month, but everyone around him won't have started a game in 3 weeks, so he shouldn't be behind them in terms of sharpness.

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22 May 2019 19:16:50
I disagree, MK. Bobbie if fit and ready to go, PLAYS. Origi has been brilliant this season not just thru his goals and assists and contributions off the bench and starting, but mainly due to his fantastic mentality and work ethic. A true team player.

Having said that, Bobbie is THE brain of this team. The glue to EVERYTHING we do so if he is fit, he MUST play and besides, he is a nightmare for Spurs and has been since he arrived. Just my opinion.

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22 May 2019 19:49:38
Fab, Gini, Hendo. Fabinho was a game changer when we beat them at Anfield. The midfield were struggling at the time and Spurs looked the more likely. Same against City in Jan, as the game wore on, they took control of midfield, then on came Fabinho and we wrestled the intiative back, I know we lost in the end but we look more dominant with him in there. Must start I reckon.

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22 May 2019 20:04:22
Fab, Gini and Henderson. Fab is a physical presence and can control the game, Gini and Henderson can get about them with their energy and running.

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22 May 2019 01:47:57
Hello fellow red and Eds

Long time reader and first time poster I'd like to start by saying thank you for your constant efforts to bring us the information that you do and put into place the reality of the situation. Refreshing to say the least.

The reason of my post is too ask any fellow readers who are around the north west of England area if they would like the chance to come to Madrid. Me and my dad are driving to Hull the Thursday (30th) of may, overnight ferry from hull too Rotterdam and have two night stay inside of Spain either side of the final before the ferry back.

If anyone is interested at all please message me, we can only make this work with two others and it's crazy cheaper than any other way you'll find to Madrid.

Thank you for reading.

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22 May 2019 10:30:15
I wish I could do it mate, I live in Hull but I'll be working. Hope you find a couple of lucky buggers soon, enjoy!

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22 May 2019 13:47:17
Alright mate I'd be interested in going with a friend if still available.

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22 May 2019 16:53:20
I'd be interested. How do I contact you?

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21 May 2019 20:45:57
Sky PL ch. Lpool prem matches ✌.

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21 May 2019 21:35:02
👍🏻 On it.

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21 May 2019 13:43:41
Ok, I fully expect this to get a number of disagrees, but wanted to spark a discussion as the best teams in the past (including us) have always improved in every position if wanting to continue success.

We all know, from Ed002, that Salah's agent is trying to get him a move this year, ideally to Real Madrid, albeit their demands do not seem to have gone down well.

Let's say the agent succeeds. We now have confidence in Edwards that he will be able to secure an amazing price for him, if that's the case - personal view is £150m plus.

If that were to happen, would Mbappe be an option for us? According an article in the BBC Sport Gossip section (albeit reported via the Express 🙄) mentions that Mbappe is angling for a move. He would no doubt cost more than we could raise for Salah, but, Eds, is that even a possibility?

Also, fellow reds, would you see that as a step back or an upgrade on Salah?

Don't get me wrong, I don't want to break up a winning team, but if a player really wants to leave, the best we can do is to replace him in the best possible way - think Aldo for Rushie!

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21 May 2019 14:05:02
Don't Salah and Mbappe play the same position? If Mbappe is the Ronaldo replacement that is planned by Florentino Perez, then why would REal blow close to 150 million pounds on Salah just for one season? Makes no sense to me.
Imo, Salah will remain a LFC player for the foreseeable future and Real will sign Mbappe either this summer or next.

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21 May 2019 14:09:25
Zeddicus I get your thinking, but don't play into the agents hands.

No reason to sell Salah, massive monnies will not change that. Especially if Hazard is going there as well.

A side with Hazard and Salah on either side is mouth watering from a football fans point of view, but let's just wait and see.

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21 May 2019 14:22:57
Don't think Mbappe will ever play for Liverpool or ever in England.

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21 May 2019 14:32:01
First of all I think it was Rushie for Aldo for Rushie, I think 🤣.

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21 May 2019 14:45:31
It would be a disaster if we sold Salah. We would just continue the same pattern of the last 30 years, on the brink of something special and then sell 2/ 3 key players, and drop back down to 5th for another 5 seasons until we do it again.

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21 May 2019 14:58:32
I’d take that swap all day long. Salah’s amazing, Mbappe will be better.

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21 May 2019 15:09:33
Thanks for the replies all, and I take your point Irish, so in 2021 we should have both Salah and Mbappe in the team!

I think this post got held up in the system for a while as I actually typed it early yesterday, before further news came out that Mbappe was going to stay put in PSG for at least another year (and then probably go to Real) .

As I said, I hope we keep all of our first teamers and our more reliable backups in place, but was just a for instance.

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21 May 2019 16:53:32
In all seriousness tho. For me there is a certain level of player that Liverpool could never buy and I think Mbappe falls into that category.

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{Ed025's Note - im with you irish, the klopp ethic is all about team spirit and working for each other, i dont think you need global superstars and even though he comes across as a nice guy they generally turn out to be arseholes in my experience mate..

21 May 2019 16:38:33
Mohammed Salah is undoubtedly one of our most important players, no doubt. But let's not think for even for a moment that he is the "be-all" of the team or that he is not replaceable. Yes, it's a function of how much money you can spend to replace him, but he and his 25 goals and 10 or so assists (average) per season are certainly replaceable.

And let's not forget some of his history with us. He was Klopp's 4th choice. He was well known throughout Europe, and perhaps in the top 10 or 12 top wingers/ strikers. He came over. Klopp and staff shifted his style and positioning a bit, instructed him to go for goal as often as possible, setup the front 3 in the way they play, and he is now probably in the top 3 of European wingers/ strikers. Of course, his personal effort has been involved. But he walked into a system that suited him and the system has been tweeked to suit him also (two wingers who zoom into the center from the wings, a false 9 who plays further back than the conventional, and 2 fullbacks who rain in crosses from the wings)

So my point is that if Klopp has done it with Salah, it's certainly possible for him to do it again with another player with similar skills and abilities. In my opinion, Mbappe has a much greater upside potential than Salah, and is probably more talented too. I would take Mbappe and pay the difference, too. But keeping and holding on to Salah is more than good enough for the ambitions the club has.

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21 May 2019 17:43:46
This is all pie in the sky stuff, Mbappes next contract will be minimum 400k a week and he will cost £250-£300m. There are only about 2/ 3 teams in the world that could make it happen and we aren’t one of them.
On a side note I thought his whole more responsibility with PSG or another project might have been a warning that it’s him or Neymar there, if that’s the case then I would expect neymar to move back to Spain shortly.

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21 May 2019 17:48:11
I’m not trying to be facetious here Ed025 but which a/ hole world class players have you got experience of?
Kevin Keegan aside, who was and is not an a/ hole (met him recently and he was a gent like you said) .

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{Ed025's Note - i had a cup of tea with KK many moons ago juicer and hes one of the nicest guys you could meet, im talking about the neymar,s pogba,s and ibrahimovic,s of this world mate and you could add messi and bale to that list as well, superstars who are egotistical maniac,s and despite being mega mega rich think they are above paying tax and treat other players and supporters with disdain, i dont know them personally of course but have read numerous accounts of their behavior towards others to know a shithouse when i see one..

21 May 2019 18:02:30
The way I look at things these days is, no player is bigger than the club, no matter how good they are. If Salah is to move on this summer then I'd wish him the best of luck and hope for a decent replacement, would I want Mbappe? absolutely but I think we all know that'll never happen. I also don't believe Salah is going anywhere either, not this summer but I do think it'll come in time.

Mbappe is the better out of the two. I can never see him joining us or any English club but if we got rid of Salah, I'd want us to be going for players like him personally, we're at the top now with the elite, we need top class not mediocre players.

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21 May 2019 18:35:30
If Salah left, you'd have to change your name to Mane.

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21 May 2019 18:52:59
"He could never play for us. Let's be realistic and focus on the Begovics, Popes and Pickfords of this World". That was what was being said last summer about Alisson. And guess where he's playing now? "Oh he'll join ManC or Chelsea, they'll pay the wages he probably wants, we could never afford him". And that was what was said here about VVD, and we know what happened after that.

We paid a World record price for each of those players, at the time. I have no idea if we can afford Mbappe or not (i have no idea whatsoever of the financial picture of the club) . All I know is that we are not "bottom-of the barrel-scrapers" that some make us out to be.

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21 May 2019 18:57:35
Sadly, I doubt Liverpool or any English club is high on the list of dream destinations for the very top players like Mbappe. Football these days is about more than just possible trophies, it’s about lifestyle and money and dreary old England just doesn’t match up to the sun and lifestyle of Barcelona or Madrid.

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21 May 2019 19:18:46
If he wants to go and puts in a transfer request then we sell him.
Don’t know who would replace him, a speed merchant of some description.

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{Ed025's Note - usain bolt?...lewis hamilton?.. :)

21 May 2019 19:23:58
Ah good, my weekly chance to repeat (over and over) Salah is NOT leaving this summer!

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21 May 2019 19:31:59
JK_RED, you obviously haven't been to Cheshire (going by claims here a few days ago) 😂.

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21 May 2019 19:49:50
The one Liverpool player I think would really hurt if he left would be VVD. I think Salah has found his level here of being a 20-25 goal a season player, which is excellent. But, is that irreplaceable? And like ED025 said, Klopp has a certain character of player he wants, not necessarily the world's best in their position. Thankfully, we get both with Virg.

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{Ed025's Note - i think you do burkey mate..

21 May 2019 21:16:46
Salah has 56 league goals in 2 seasons. If he stays fit next year he will get min 25 league goals. There are only two other players in world football who could better or match this from the right are Messi and Mbappe.

I don't believe we have a chance on Mbappe do hope Salah stays as long as possible. In addition Mane would also be just about irreplaceable as well.

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21 May 2019 21:40:18
Very long thread with the wrong player being mentioned . substitute Salah for Moreno and replace Mbappe with Bale.

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21 May 2019 23:12:04
Football these days is about money, success and profile.

Money is king, the other 2 are much of a muchness.
By profile I mean ‘what the club can do to enhance your profile amongst your peers and through electronic media’.
These lads will be so rich when they retire aged 35 they can go and live anywhere they want. Football is still a short career. Success means that your name will live on after you die, you’ll always be one of the team that won . Like Djimi Traore - champions league winner or Bernard Diomede - World Cup winner.

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22 May 2019 08:47:38
VVD or alison leaving would be the worst players to lose Salah would be a loss but ultimately our team is more balanced to look for a replacement where in previous years we have still been building a squad and lost key players we have been building around.

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22 May 2019 10:41:08
I couldn't agree more berg.

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22 May 2019 12:36:41
I get your point Berg but who would get his 25 goals? Midfield don't score or create enough. Ox might get a few but very unlikely to get double figures. Firmino doesn't score enough and any new player that comes in would do well to play on the right and get 10-12 goals.

We would have to chance the formation and the way we play if we lost Salah, same goes for Mane both are irreplaceable.

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22 May 2019 14:13:39
Lets get LeBron James then! He scores and assists a lot each and every game! and he has very little share in our beloved club too!

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22 May 2019 14:58:00
Mark I'm saying we would be able to reinvest in salahs replacement in previous seasons we lost key players and spent the money buying 3 players to fill weak spots across the team I know we are not perfect but if Salah left for x amount we could reinvest in his replacement not need three or four players with that money plus if I am right Salah was klopp 3rd choice maybe his first or second options would be available now who knows but my opinion is if Salah wants to leave along as we get a good price I wish him well.

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21 May 2019 10:35:23
Reading we're apparently interested in signing Max Kruse on a free to replace Sturridge. Would be handy as a backup striker but not if his wage is £100,000 per week. Origi and Brewster will do for me.
Actually, Ed002 may know but this rumour reeks of an agent trying to drum up interest in his client.

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21 May 2019 11:05:11
I think we can conclude this is a non starter.

Unless we are selling Brewster.

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21 May 2019 11:35:17
Kruse might actually be a handy Lallana replacementmore than he is a Sturridge replacement. He can play on either wing, in attacking midfield, as a striker, or as a false 9. He's a very versatile attacking player. He's more of a creative player than he is a goal scorer.

At 31 though he's a bit of a short term solution. I would've thought Klopp would fancy someone younger like Brandt, Fekir, Draxler or Fernandes.

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{Ed002's Note - I don't think anyone would consider Kruse to be a winger.}

21 May 2019 12:47:39
Not much of an upgrade and at his age I'd rather just give Wilson a chance.

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21 May 2019 13:14:42
Lol come on, this is never going to happen.

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21 May 2019 13:37:58
if we don't buy right this summer, we will remain a competitive team . . . never winners.

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21 May 2019 13:50:26
Definitely not a winger Ed002 but he has played across a front 3 throughout his career as a wide forward. Less so as he's got older to be fair. His best games last year mostly came from the attacking midfield position.

I still think it's just lazy journalism. German player out of contract. Klopp must be interested 🙄 I think Klopp will want someone younger.

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{Ed002's Note - Perhaps I was misled by you saying "he can play on either wing".}

21 May 2019 16:48:02
Sounds like shades of Rickie Lambert to me. We've gone past those days.

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21 May 2019 17:52:33
What shade of Lambert would be your choice, Ra?! I’d go with ‘Lilac Lambert’ personally 🧐.

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21 May 2019 18:09:58
MK, he might have played across the front three but he's not in anyway similar to any of our front three. The wide players use their pace to get central and our no.9 drops deep to allow them space.

I can't see Kruse fulfilling either of those roles as effectively as we'd need him to.

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21 May 2019 18:38:05
Max Kruse is a non starter, IMO. We need WAY better than him.

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21 May 2019 18:41:02
I never said he would be good in the Salah/ Mane positions. I pointed out the positions he can and has played in. I never advocated him for those roles in our team.

All I was saying was that he'd be more of a Lallana replacement than a Sturridge replacement based on how he plays. When does Lallana play in our front 3? Kruse plays mostly as an attacking midfielder or as a false 9. He's not an out and out goal scorer like Sturridge is supposed to be.

I don't know what else to say. It'll just attract abuse as always.

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21 May 2019 19:38:16
Zed, how can you even think of asking? The obvious shade is Red. 😝

MKS, Chill. Don't let it get under your skin.

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21 May 2019 23:39:32
They're just giving their opinion Adam, i don't see it as abuse. I agree on one thing though, almost certainly just the German link driving rumours, the only 30+ player i expect us to sign will be a backup goalie if migs legs.

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22 May 2019 10:06:56
Parker, you clearly missed the comment that was deleted. All i'll say is It was an opinion on me personally rather than on my opinions.

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22 May 2019 10:57:05
You should not take things to heart MK. This is a banter site so lighten up.

Banter goes both ways. Some people give it and are happy and some take it and are unhappy. its all depending on the opinion of those involved.

The comment wasn't a personal attack. It merely stated you always seem to have an opinion on whatever player is mentioned, tells us what their position is and where they have played and quite a lot of the time you are incorrect.

Then depending on what one of the Eds say you then change your opinion back.

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22 May 2019 13:53:39
You clearly haven't read mk's posts for very long moggsy. It's his opinion, leave him to it, what's the issue here? Agree or disagree fine, but I did see the deleted comment and it was out of order.

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21 May 2019 08:46:46
I know it's the silly season, but heard a rumour.
I'm told the famous "This is Anfield" sign is "nailed on".
Can any of the Eds confirm?

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21 May 2019 10:05:32
My friends sisters boyfriend fitted the sign and claims he used 'no-more-nails'.

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21 May 2019 13:38:25
Klopp banned the players touching it until we’ve won something.

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21 May 2019 13:39:02

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21 May 2019 15:55:26
Smokescreen! How much lad's?

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21 May 2019 17:55:11
No nails?!?!?

Now you’re just screwing with me.

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{Ed025's Note - nice one zed..

21 May 2019 23:20:40
It could be worse they might of used blu tack.

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21 May 2019 06:07:15
Would like to express my sincere thank yous to all posters who donated for the page. You are helping us who are not able to do so to continue enjoying these pages from the Eds.

The currency, and the fact that I'm little tight, make me not able to do anything on my side.

Again, thank you all.

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21 May 2019 07:25:47
Yea things are a bit tight at the min, just moved home. Will most certainly make a contribution when I'm in a position to do so. Best sports site on the web, keep up the good work eds 👍.

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21 May 2019 22:17:32
Apologies I missed this. Good idea though and my donation is in :)

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