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21 Mar 2020 06:59:56
Ed002

Any interest is Houssem Aour as an alternative to Kai Havertz, if Liverpool don't pursue Havertz.
Aour is being reported by the Liverpool Echo today regarding interest.
Any truth?

Hope all is well!

Tommy T.

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{Ed002's Note - There is certainly interest in him but not from Liverpool at this time.}

21 Mar 2020 10:26:41
From what I have heard we have stopped watching him.

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20 Mar 2020 15:50:47
Mohamed Salah has reportedly donated £1.1m to help Egypt hospitals fighting against the Coronavirus. well done MO xx.

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21 Mar 2020 06:32:28
I think he donates regularly to various charities.

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22 Mar 2020 18:37:37
Not his biggest fan but good on him for that gesture.

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17 Mar 2020 15:05:39
If you could borrow Ed002's time machine, when and where would you go?

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17 Mar 2020 17:13:59
I would either pop into the near future to rig myself a nice large euro-millions lottery win.

Or 20 years into the past and tell myself - "take the job! "

If you want a better answer then I'd pop back to 033Ad and check out this Jesus Story.

Oh no. Ed. did you lend Robbie Fowler your time machine? did he pop back to the year 000 and have a fling with a bird named Mary?

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17 Mar 2020 17:23:50
Got too be prehistoric times would blow your mind away seeing gigantic dinosaurs running round, dangerous but insanely good .

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17 Mar 2020 18:29:59
1860 to meet Robert E Lee. What a man, loved by his people. Then back further to Meet Julius seacer, and see Rome. wow.

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17 Mar 2020 18:47:52
I'd go forward to the day we lift the premier league title.

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{Ed001's Note - how far will that be though?}

17 Mar 2020 19:44:00
This year.

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17 Mar 2020 20:03:24
The day before I met me bird so that I never would have planned on going to the nightclub.

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17 Mar 2020 20:14:58
I have an obvious one but aside from that go back to tell 50 cent to make the last season of power better
Then back to abduct hicks and Gillett before the bid on our beloved club and tell Rafa Gareth barry is not a patch on alonso then back in to watch a match with shankly as manager hopefully meet the great man and try to meet bruce lee keep going back to around 1900 have a nice pint with ed666 and keep going backwards see what's been before us then one big leap forward to see how it all pans out.

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17 Mar 2020 20:39:03
Go back too when we had the choice of signing hadji Diouf or nicolas Anelka and swerve diouf an sail away into the sunset with nicolas.

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17 Mar 2020 21:21:30
I would go back to WW2, to experience the trials and tribulations, the effort, togetherness, camaraderie and the down right desire not to be beaten. Just to see when the chips are down and your backs against the wall how people used to pull for each other.

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17 Mar 2020 21:42:17
Tbh I'd prob go back to see old family members and by accident mess the whole time travelling thing up. Get stuck in 1930 visiting some aunt I hardly heard of. Have to get a job down the mines and eat her stew for the rest of my days. Lol.

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17 Mar 2020 20:08:18
The stoneage!

Seriously, if I could have a superpower it would definitely be to time travel. I'd aim for the end of the Neolithic, the start of the Bronze Age, when we were starting to build stone circles, and find out what the motivation was.

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17 Mar 2020 22:05:54
I'd go back to the night before Sergio Ramos was conceived and beg his father to just get the lotion and tissues out.

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17 Mar 2020 22:22:45
Another option and selfless, Wuhan, November 2019, with a shotgun, just before the act that started this worldwide pickle we find ourselves in.

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17 Mar 2020 22:24:44
Roro what if you ended up being your own great grandad 🤔

Stoneage will find average white band singing in the middle "let's go round again"

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17 Mar 2020 23:20:03
I'd go back and tell Bruce Grobbeler not to bring that f*****g witch doctor into the ground plus for forward to friday for the euromillions.

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17 Mar 2020 23:26:06
Then I'd be eating more than her stew berg mate. That's a sin me saying that, I'm away to say to rosemary. Lol.

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17 Mar 2020 23:45:20
Rosary.

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17 Mar 2020 23:20:03
I'd go back and tell Bruce Grobbeler not to bring that f*****g witch doctor into the ground plus for forward to friday for the euromillions.

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17 Mar 2020 23:26:06
Then I'd be eating more than her stew berg mate. That's a sin me saying that, I'm away to say to rosemary. Lol.

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17 Mar 2020 21:38:29
Not sure ed001 mate but a time travel machine would find out. Lol.

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18 Mar 2020 00:52:27
Wiltshire
Robert E Lee was loved by people who fought to preserve Slavery. He is not a hero
Matt in FL.

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18 Mar 2020 07:29:15
2005. Re-live that wonderful night in Istanbul.

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18 Mar 2020 10:11:49
The 1700s and I'd wow them with my magical inventions. "Watch how the food blends! ".

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17 Mar 2020 20:06:41
Picking a single time is hugely difficult. Seeing the pyramids being built or Rome. Or a certain event, Woodstock for example, maybe my grandparents’ wedding. Walk around Pangaea.
Maybe we could solve a mystery, catch Jack the Ripper or help little Madeleine McCann out.

Interested to know what you’d do Ed.

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18 Mar 2020 12:18:56
Id go back in time and give alex Ferguson's father a condom.

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18 Mar 2020 12:38:54
I’d order a Pizza instead of the Bat.

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18 Mar 2020 13:03:46
Alexandria, Egypt circa 200AD or Laurel Canyon, LA late 1960's.

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18 Mar 2020 17:51:06
I would go back in time and move the venue of the 1989 f. a cup semi- final.

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18 Mar 2020 21:50:50
I'd cheat and use it twice. The first time to be at the Azteca Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico on the 21st June 1970 and watch Brazil beat Italy for the World Cup. The second would be at any of the Brazil games at the World Cup in Spain in 1982.

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19 Mar 2020 00:46:29
I'd go back to 90s and slap David Moores.

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19 Mar 2020 08:57:26
Try and go to Hillsborough before the match and warn fans.

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20 Mar 2020 03:39:21
I'd like to be sent to King's Landing to warn the Prince of Dorne that the Mountain is only playing possum and to avoid standing too close to him.

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20 Mar 2020 10:28:09
Personally I'd go back in time and witness the birth of one of the greatest people I've had the pleasure to converse with.
None other than our dear beloved poster Harry.

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20 Mar 2020 16:01:28
Back in 2012 I made this really great Christmas sandwich at about 3 am for me, my wife and best mate. All the trimmings of meats and stuffings, however, drunkenness got the better of me. No idea how but many flavor of crisps were thrown in with a couple different crazy cheeses. I added gravy and I don’t know why. Greatest sandwich ever and I’ve tried and failed many times to recreate it. If I could, I’d go back and get the recipe. Or kick younger me and steal it for myself.

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20 Mar 2020 18:54:24
Matt, don't forget that as well as leading Confederate forces Robert E. Lee was a slave owner himself and some sources attribute savage slave beatings to him too. I'm hoping it's wilshere's idea of a joke or irony.

I'd go to Anfield on the 26th May 1989 to run onto the pitch and rugby tackle Lee Dixon just as he's about to hit the long ball that Michael Thomas ultimately scored from.

Could also go back to some time before 2009 and kill JJ Abrams and Alex Kurtzman with a shovel so they can't ruin Star Trek.

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16 Mar 2020 12:36:35
Hi Ed's
You know what type of players Liverpool want to sign in Summer?
Any names?

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{Ed002's Note - CB, CM/LM, AM and the will likely go for a S as well. Much will depend who leaves, particularly from the front three. I don't think there are new names at all from what has been explained before but Diego Carlos and Ben White remain the main CB options, but others have been looked at. Todd Cantwell (LM) is of interest but a decision needs to be taken over Grujic. Kai Havertz (AM) has been of interest but there is interest from elsewhere and he is very expensive. Philippe Coutinho (AM/LW) will likely be discussed. Milot Rashica (LW/RW) has been watched but no more at this time.}

16 Mar 2020 16:00:18
Could the striker be the various discussed Timo Werner, or do we have someone else in mind? there's been a lot of noise about him of lately.

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{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have tapped up Werner as far as his club is concerned with perfornces now dropping off. There was a discussion with another interested side and his clubthis week in London and that was the message that came through. Other sides are interested but I am not aware of any options as Brewster will also return.)

16 Mar 2020 17:03:56
No Timo?

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{Ed002's Note - I am sick of answering that Liverpoolhasnot spoken with his club and have no agreement at all.}

16 Mar 2020 17:42:50
Thank you so much
What about Buendia, Lewis, Werner, Sancho and Saka?

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{Ed002's Note - I forgot them. And Mbappe.}

16 Mar 2020 20:19:48
I mean did you know about interested in this players from LFC or something
Also Zakaria and Thomas
Or is just bull?

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{Ed002's Note - As I have explained over and over, there is interest in Werner. I don’t know who Jones is and if Liverpool want Zakaria it would be as a replacement for Fabinho - and there is a 60M euro asking price. Maybe you should read through the posts and use the search function. I have explained about other players who have been looked at.}

16 Mar 2020 20:44:57
Thanks for reply and sorry for stupid questions.

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{Ed002's Note - No stupid, no problem.}

16 Mar 2020 22:30:52
Carlos, Cantwell, Havertz, Rashica and Werner
Possibility or too many?

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{Ed002's Note - I cannot possibly say f all are possible.}

17 Mar 2020 06:13:34
Where are we going to get 300m euros to spend on them all, Matteo?

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17 Mar 2020 09:48:24
It"s around 150-200 if we sell players like Lovren, Shaq etc.

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{Ed001's Note - how on earth do you figure that out? You do realise that we don't get the full amount of a transfer fee? Even if we did, I doubt we would get much for two injury prone players.}

17 Mar 2020 10:01:25
Belevie, money it's the smaller problem, we have a fantastic net spend and it's going to be a big summer, don't forget money from Grujic, Wilson etc.

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{Ed001's Note - if you say so. I am sure FSG will just be happy to continue to run up debts, rather than looking to have them repaid at some point.}

17 Mar 2020 11:28:25
If we have tapped him up Ed002 I guess we could be forced to pay way over the asking price again then for a player. Wish we did things the right way. Just hope he doesn’t go on strike.

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{Ed002's Note - What asking price are you referring to? At the moment his club are unhappy with the player - very unhappy.}

16 Mar 2020 11:55:20
Hi Ed002. It has been reported today that Dejan Lovren has a few suitors this summer. A price of £18m has been suggested but I don't know where they've plucked that from. Lazio, AC Milan, Lyon are all mentioned and, somewhat surprisingly, Tottenham and Arsenal.

Also today, his potential replacement, Diego Carlos is in the news. Rumours that we approached his representatives in January but these were rebuffed due to him not wanting to move mid-season. Do you have any information on whether Carlos is open to the move to us or potentially waiting for Real Madrid?

With Lovren being behind Matip and Gomez and his replacement eyed as a starter, I do wonder what Matip will think of this. With the emergence of Gomez in the second half of this season I started to question whether a younger, perhaps home-grown option would be better to replace Lovren. Klopp does seem to be a bit harsher on Gomez's performances than others. Tends to speak of improvements needed in his game and so I can see Carlos coming in if Klopp wants and of course the player himself.

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{Ed002's Note - Milan were interested last year but that interest has likely gone with them having identified several options for this summer - and they have serious money issues that mean they have to balance the books. Lovren spent a year or two at Lyon but their priority is RM, CM, S and possibly RW. Possible but I am not so sure they have shown any interest. Lazio is a better option as a Plan B to first choice replacement for Luiz Felipe who is expected to leave in the summer. I am not aware of any approaches by Arsenal or Spurs.

We have dealt with this before: Diego Carlos (CB) Manchester City have dropped their interest and are looking at others. Real Madrid has a sustained interest and Liverpool has declared an interest in taking DC in the summer as the player wants to see the season out. If this happens, I would think it would be the big move for the club this summer and would leave Gomez picking up pieces across the defence. The player would want assurances about game time as he would be a starter.

Matip will know that he is not going to be first choice going forward - in the same way that this could see Nathaniel Phillips thinking about future options.}

16 Mar 2020 13:21:25
Hi Ed002, with everything being so up-in-the-air at the moment due to the SARS CoV 2 virus, do you think there will be a knock on effect to the summer transfer window?

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{Ed002's Note - It is a good question and depends on when the decision comes to draw the line across or when the games are played. The issue of contracts running out June 30 will likely see UEFA agree to month on month extensions or even game by game. If it could be completed by say August 30 then you could see the window reduced to one month potentially.}

16 Mar 2020 12:30:37
I must admit I often overlook Phillips due to his lack of game time, I imagine he would look to leave after gaining a lot of first team football this season. He signed a new contract last summer. I imagine that was to protect his value or hope that he does well on loan. Perhaps if he leaves, Lovren leaves and Matip considers then the defence will need a couple of new faces? Or Hoever and van den Berg will need to rapidly step up. Interested to see what happens. Many thanks.

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16 Mar 2020 13:21:25
Hi Ed002, with everything being so up-in-the-air at the moment due to the SARS CoV 2 virus, do you think there will be a knock on effect to the summer transfer window?

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{Ed002's Note - It is a good question and depends on when the decision comes to draw the line across or when the games are played. The issue of contracts running out June 30 will likely see UEFA agree to month on month extensions or even game by game. If it could be completed by say August 30 then you could see the window reduced to one month potentially.}

16 Mar 2020 13:50:33
Potentially in turn Ed we could we see the end to this football season running on until say July or August?

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{Ed002's Note - At won't restart in a couple of weeks. At some point a decision needs to be made - and probably by the start of May the decision will be an informed one and the EPL can continue an intrude in to the summer a little, or it will then need to have the line drawn across and preparations made for next season.}

16 Mar 2020 15:02:57
Thanks, Ed002.you've already answered the next question I had about contracts. With the infection pattern across Europe, I'd be surprised if they manage to finish domestic leagues without serious compromises by all national leagues.

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{Ed002's Note - It needs a rule change by FIFA - just for say 12 months.}

16 Mar 2020 15:52:28
Thanks Ed, appreciate you are mainly giving us what you no on the same subject. I hope this season does get concluded, even if it is May and behind closed doors.

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14 Mar 2020 16:35:14
From what I've heard... It is a rumour site but on good authority.

As the Premier League season hasn't surpassed the 30 game mark the season will become null and void.

Theres only 3 teams wanting to continue the season in April as it stands and that is Liverpool, Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

One aspect the league is "apparently" looking at is cancel cup games and play league games behind closed doors from April, but obviously teams in cup games could refuse to play league games and so on....

The other and more likely outcome is declare this season void and start next season as this season with the same clubs in the same cup competitions etc...

So looking more and more likely good no Premier League for Liverpool.

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14 Mar 2020 16:52:52
Horserubbish, no one knows yet what's going to happen.

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14 Mar 2020 17:51:03
You simply posted to get a big reaction. Fair play.

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14 Mar 2020 18:29:48
The most obvious solution is to suspend the season until this virus has settled down and then continue the season - even if it goes into next season. If we have to write next season off or delay it to complete this season then so be it. That's the only fair way to do it.

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14 Mar 2020 19:29:23
Write off next season? sorry, that would be more ridiculous of it got that late.

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{Ed002's Note - It is simply rubbish that should not be posted on the rumours page.}

14 Mar 2020 21:28:27
I see Karen Brady has chimed in with voiding the season, desperate attempt to avoid relegation.

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14 Mar 2020 20:56:56
Absolutely ed. can't see the sense in giving up a full season for sake of 9 games in this season.

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15 Mar 2020 00:23:57
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I don't think Karen Brady would suggest voiding the season if West Ham were 22 points clear at the top of the table .

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{Ed002's Note - Like Klopp in a frock?}

15 Mar 2020 01:41:19
Who said write off next season? I said write of this season?

It's likely this season will finish null and void and next season the same teams will be in the same cup competitions as this season.

Circulating rumours suggest there's 3/ 4 teams definitely want to finish the season, don't take word for it as its a rumour site.

You can't finish the season if not all teams are willing to finish and they'll use every excuse to try not finish especially the bottom 5 teams.

You can't finish as it is as teams have game in hands to get out the relegation zone.

The best outcome to suit 19/ 20 of the premier League teams is to void and null. Health comes first.

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15 Mar 2020 04:13:26
Exactly like klopp

So far into a season there's no way it should be void, regardless of liverpool being top or not.

Also it's not like its even close at the top, if there was 1 point in it I'd understand it more.

It's also not fair on teams pushing for promotion.

I'd let any teams with games in hand play there games then that's how the tables finish. Test each team 1st and if there clear then play the games behind closed doors.

They could also do this for the cup games then they can be finished.

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15 Mar 2020 08:39:07
The season is over.

People who are in cup games won't want to play league games, if cup gets cancelled to lighten the load.

People who are bottom of table won't want to play league games.

The only way forward is to null and void the season it's the best outcome for everyone.


Top officials have already said 75% chance season won't be finished so prepare for the worst.


Postpone the euros till 2021.

Prepare for the 20/ 21 season now beat way forward.

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15 Mar 2020 08:41:07
The virus with be worse in April than it is now by the way.

Football without fans is nothing it's a fan based game and they won't play the rest of the games behind closed doors.

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15 Mar 2020 11:46:17
Tobliw you are presenting speculation and supposition as fact. You don't know anymore than the rest of us what the outcome will be. There is a lot of hysteria at the moment based on what people think will happen. Hopefully as more facts emerge about the virus and it's not as bad as it's being portrayed things will calm down.

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15 Mar 2020 12:30:13
This is all rubbish. There are two meetings this coming week where the immediate future will be decided. Ed002 will probably be attending - I assume. The first may decide to move the UEFA Euros to 2021 and the latter will make a case for what the EPL might be expected to do. The SARS CoV 2 virus is dynamically changing by the moment and it is highly unlikely anyone can predict what will happen next. We are seeing agencies and bodies reacting to news as it becomes available. and to be honest, the only important detail is whether we can start to control the impact of this horrid virus before the winter comes with its inevitable flu epidemic.

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15 Mar 2020 12:11:30
Rubbish Tobliw, as a few have posted, no one knows what’s going to happen, things are changing day by day.

And your comments regarding playing behind closed doors is also nonsense! Matches are played behind closed doors all the time, especially clubs that get penalised for football violence etc.

So it can be done.

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15 Mar 2020 14:44:30
Obviously Tobliw isn't a Liverpool supporter, as why say crap like this otherwise, when all options are still open and yet to be decided! Let the authorities deal with it, as they will.

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{Ed002's Note - I completely agree it should never have been posted and is all nonsense.}

15 Mar 2020 15:22:27
Look tobliw, it's incredibly clear you are a rival fan looking for rise.

It's not the only option and you know it. Liverpool will be crowned champions this season. Although as a rival fan you may get some joy in the fact that it probably won't be how we would like to win it by celebrating on pitch victory.

All this pales in comparison with those who will lose loved ones. So stay safe everyone and look after your loved ones. Any vulnerable ones self isolating, help with their shopping and call them regularly.

YNWA MEANS MORE TODAY THAN EVER!

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15 Mar 2020 19:27:10
Leagues getting cancelled and use won't lift trophy get over it.

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15 Mar 2020 19:21:19
Can anyone confirm if this 14 club majority vote to void/ null the season is an actual rule?

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{Ed002's Note - Only if it were a majority vote, but it is a decision that would require no black ball votes (so for or abstain only) from all clubs.

15 Mar 2020 20:09:39
Only thing that makes this rumor sound like crap to me is the lack of Man U and Leicester. Why would they be ok with a CL status quo when they have a shot of making it this season?

I don't know what the most fair solution to this is. Maybe if this all blows over within a reasonable time before next season, we play all the games in hand then do CL and relegation playoff tournaments for any teams within, say, 6 points of 4th of 18th? We really do deserve the title, and I doubt many supporters of other clubs (who don't hate us) would disagree. Not sure I'm thrilled about the asterisk, but whatever.

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15 Mar 2020 21:10:24
Thank you for your response Ed002!
I'm just trying to think of 7 teams who wouldn't want the season voided - just in case .

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{Ed002's Note - I really don't understand, sorry. It is not going to be a majority vote in respect of Liverpool and agreement to scratch the season will be driven by other issues.}

16 Mar 2020 01:07:07
If voided I'm not sure Liverpool can be crowned champions without awarding other teams on their own merits (positions), like qualification and relegation etc.

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{Ed002's Note - Based on what?}

16 Mar 2020 01:56:14
Restart next season with same points gap. Lfc 22 point start. Norwich bottom. Sorted.

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16 Mar 2020 06:24:25
Liverpool should and will be awarded the title no doubt about it. If the season were to continue then I think this needs to be settled on the PS4 with FIFA 20. Each team chooses their best FIFA player to play the remaining fixtures of the season. They would play the full 90 minutes and would require 2subs only with one of them being a goalkeeper. All matches will be streamed on YouTube and in pubs. This would apply for the cup games and for the Euro's. Just imagine Adrian winning the prem league on FIFA. That would make up for the error in the champs league loss lol.

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16 Mar 2020 07:01:16
Hey Davey Sulls - We actually should walk alone, gathering in crowds is not allowed.

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16 Mar 2020 07:29:41
dirty_rider, Yes. Hahahahah

I think they should start putting games down as draws until games resume. Sounds trivial, but I think it's the fairest way, if "FAIR" is any factor.

Without stoking the fire too much by asking, but any Eds have a view on how this might be resolved? Fair or otherwise.

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16 Mar 2020 09:20:06
Wilbot, if you wanted to come over on the wind up just do it why turn your tag backwards to tobliw its the least covert thing I've ever seen 😂.

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16 Mar 2020 11:05:59
Tobliw, we will lift it, but we'll do it the proper and win it, so get over it.

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17 Mar 2020 18:13:24
if the league becomes void sky and BT will sue the back side off the FA and UEFA and possibly FIFA so they can pay the billions owed to sponsors so the league will continue when it is safe to do so. so Karen Brady can get read for relegation and the wrath of the Hammers fans who will I hope ask for her to sacked and kept out of football.

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18 Mar 2020 13:54:26
Tobliw, be more concerned with the health and well-being of your family and loved ones instead of trying to wind up rival fans. In a time of crisis simply be better, be the best version of yourself you can be, just really sad to see.

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14 Mar 2020 13:35:23
To take our mind of things. A couple of years ago Ed002 said something about the french youth training on this site. If I remember correctly it was about making young players more versatile and less rigid in formations, please do correct me if I'm wrong mister 002. It made me wonder how football is evolving, the game itself. How do you guys and girls see the game being played in ten years time? It would be interesting to get the eds superior knowledge on this one to.

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{Ed002's Note - A good question. You are correct that for a number of years the French have been training youngsters at Clairefontaine and the other French academies to be more versatile and adaptable with a view to less rigid formations being used outside of the defence in the future - and that continues as we move forward. In the coming years you will see China emerging as a footballing nation. Currently the leading academy (Guangzhou Evergrande) has been formed in partnership with Real Madrid where in excess of 30 Spanish coaches are working with the kids to develop versatile skills and techniques. The Evergrande academy is different from those being set up by European sides in China as it is not looked at as providing a revenue stream for the club, but a long-term plan to bring success to Chinese footbal. In ten years you will see more versatility in players than there is right now. So perhaps a good thing.}

14 Mar 2020 14:33:21
As always thank you for your insight in these parts of the game that us mere mortals hardly know anything about. Really interesting and something I look forward to seeing on the field.

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{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

14 Mar 2020 02:20:19
Liverpool made very few changes last year but they are planning big moves this summer with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz the top targets while Ben White is also on the radar. Andy Lonergan, Ovie Ejaria, Nat Phillips, Pedro Chirvella, Nathaniel Clyne, Sheyi Ojo and Adam Lallana are certain to leave. The clubs finances have been handled immaculately over the last few years and it looks like that could continue, Michael Edwards believes they can generate decent revenue from the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Dejan Lovren, Divock Origi, Loris Karius, Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson and Taiwo Awoniyi. Liverpool know they need more top quality to compete in all competitions and with the AFCON on they know its essential to get cover for Mane/ Salah.

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16 Mar 2020 07:38:48
I'd have thought we should cash in on Salah if he's so keen on going elsewhere?

Sorry, not meant to be flippant or inflammatory, but I'd hope it's something that can be managed a bit better than, say, Coutinho's exit. I guess we did well out of that particular case financially but it wasn't pleasant at the time.

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