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08 Aug 2020 16:14:20
It seems fairly clear that the club would like to bring in Thiago at the expense of Wijnaldum if possible this summer. Do any of the Eds know of any potential buyers for wijnaldum or any clubs he has his sights set on?

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{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any efforts to sell Wijnaldum by Liverpool, nor anyone making an approach for him.}

1.) 08 Aug 2020 18:15:54
Fairly clear? Eh?
Why would the club be looking to renew Gini's contract if they're going to replace him days later?
What on earth brought you to that conclusion?
Please don't say Tw@tter.

2.) 08 Aug 2020 22:21:32
It seems to me that Thiago is only possible if Gini doesn’t sign a new contract and leaves. I’ve heard that he is interested in going back to Holland but how much truth is in that rumour I don’t know.

3.) 09 Aug 2020 02:31:49
I would be so surprised that Gini would be looking for a move back to Netherlands now. He is still in his prime and can contribute to one of the big clubs in Europe's major leagues for at least the next 3 seasons.

{Ed0666's Note - I said the same thing to Eds 001. Like you say He can make lots more money for the next two to three seasons anywhere in the world and then go home and still win titles galore at whichever Dutch team he chooses. I know it’s not about money sometimes but I’m adamant he won’t go back to holland just yet.

4.) 09 Aug 2020 08:30:51
Ed0666 maybe he thinks he has enough money and just wants to go home to be near his family. Am sure after this contract if he never played again he would have enough money to last him. He might just want him play for his boyhood club in his peak as kids that’s all ways the dream not how much money you can earn.

{Ed0666's Note - yeh I get what you’re saying but I’m not sure that’s the case. Footballers are on the whole mercenaries due to the short career spans. I’m not expecting him to sign this contract on the table, I hope I’m wrong but in this current broken economic climate we have to sell if he’s dragging his heels. We can’t afford to lose him on a Bosman I don’t care how much of a soldier he’s been for us. He a 30 million pound player at least and we can’t just give him away.

5.) 09 Aug 2020 09:32:14
So why won't he sign Ed0666?Where do you think he'll go if he does?

{Ed0666's Note - Barry I have no idea why he’s not signing maybe he’s holding out for more cash maybe he wants to try another avenue who knows? I truly hope he signs as he fully embedded in the Klopp philosophy and trying to embed another midfielder quickly is gonna be an issue. Where would he go? I seriously don’t know but at the price we’ll want with only a year left on his contract I’m sure he’ll have a load of admirers winking at him

6.) 14 Aug 2020 05:13:35
certainly possible Barry, just saying I'd be surprised if this is his position at this stage in his career. maybe C.V. is an influencer? who knows.
for me, I'd like to see him stay in red.



28 Jun 2020 12:33:15
Question for the Eds, seeing a lot of links to Traore which could be plausible, but obviously we have just backed out of signing Werner for around the same amount of money. One detail that astonished me was the amount of money that Werner is reportedly going to be earning at Chelsea, which is more than salah and van dijk and would have been inconceivable at LFC. Do you think that it was a purely transfer fee related issue, or was it more Werners demands both financially and in terms of game time that made the deal implausible?

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{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what Chelsea will be paying Werner I am afraid. Liverpool have financial issues as has been explained repeatedly - even Peter Moore issued a statement to the fans. Liverpool did not try and negotiate the transfer with RBL.}

1.) 28 Jun 2020 20:56:27
Hi Ed. was it the fact that they had to pay upfront to activate the buy out clause whereas if they did buy traore for 70m they may be able to pay circa 17m for 4 yrs. which is more affordable?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you mean. Liverpool illegally tapped the player up and they did not speak to his club. In addition to what I have said, the Chief Executive has explained the money situation at Liverpool.}



04 Dec 2017 12:25:09
Eds, i remember on the sharkopod that you said Barcelona would look to get a deal done before the end of november as one of the key instigators of the deal would no longer be involved and this would lead to them viewing other targets. In this situation, is it possible we could see coutinho stay a bit longer in a de gea to real madrid scenario? Or would he definately try and force a move to another team like psg, madrid, maybe even juventus to replace dybala?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes, we are now beyond the end of November and they will be considering their options. It is possible that Coutinho could move in January or the Summer but be clear he wants out. Coutinho is not of interest to Juventus and he is not first choice for Real Madrid. PSG might retain and interest but it is Barcelona who want him and that is where the player wants to go.}

1.) 04 Dec 2017 19:56:00
Up to Barcelona to make us an acceptable offer. The ball is in their court. 🤝.

2.) 05 Dec 2017 03:05:38
Barca will once again resort to underhand tactics to get Coutinho cheap. We trust Henry to duke it out with them.



10 Apr 2017 20:29:48
Just read that coutinho rejected the requests of the coaches to stay at home, so he could make the bench for the game on saturday, then to come off the bench and score. This is the exact attitude and type of player we need here at liverpool, hats off to him.

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1.) 10 Apr 2017 23:22:10
Couts has to stay, build our team around him, need another Mane .

2.) 11 Apr 2017 00:53:45
What would you do with another Mane if you've built your team around Coutinho?

3.) 11 Apr 2017 02:02:09
Coutinho was always needee to stay. He didn't need to do anything like that to justify it.

Hes our boy. Show him the love and he will give you the heart.

4.) 11 Apr 2017 03:24:35
build another mane and mane running around firmino!? and then someone can get their dream of firmino in central midfield realised.! :p.

5.) 11 Apr 2017 03:52:08
probably the best £8.5m the club has ever spent.

6.) 11 Apr 2017 06:07:23
Sure the best 8.5 we ever spent was on ings, that free transfer.

7.) 11 Apr 2017 08:25:26
support coutinho zimbo, as Mane has done.

8.) 11 Apr 2017 15:26:17
Don't worry I'd happily take another Mane! Just not sure if we'll get someone of his level to join with no obvious starting spot. Think hopefully Coutinho, Firmino and Mane will be our starting lineup and wouldn't want to see that changed myself.

9.) 11 Apr 2017 15:41:46
kudos couts, however if and when he is not in form let's remember this instead of wanting him out.

10.) 11 Apr 2017 21:18:01
The problem with football these days is that the Doctors think they pick the team. Hats off to Coutinho for his positive attitude and nonsense to all that red zone, orange zone, green zone crap.

11.) 12 Apr 2017 01:28:00
He must be mad. If someone offered me the day off id take 2.

12.) 12 Apr 2017 09:17:18
Haha that's good one mingo.



20 May 2016 17:56:44
From what i can work out the players we are interested in are:


I have never seen any of those players play but i guess any addition at goalkeeper and left back is welcome. Zielinski and silva seem slightly unneccasary unles we get rid of a lot of players. Hector is apparently more defensive minded which is exactly what we need. I was still hoping for perhaps a holding mid to push Can and Henderson more but maybe Grujic is that player. However i fail to see the point of chilwell as he is just another joe gomez surely? And personally i like joe gomez so i'd much rather see him or smith given a chance.

The outs that everybody can virtually agree on are:

And all the academy players who will be moving on.

If all that happens i'd consider it a very successful summer and cannot wait for next season with a squad of klopps own players.

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1.) 20 May 2016 18:09:47
Lallana will stay, Klopp said as much the other day. I can't see Milner moving on either on his wages and the sort of club he'd want to go to.

2.) 20 May 2016 18:54:38
Joe Gomez is a cb not a lb Rodgers just stuck him there like he did Flanagan. I really like Gomez he's got a lot of promise, good with the ball at his feet, is comfortable with a challenge and not bad in the air. just hope he comes back from injury well.

3.) 20 May 2016 18:54:50
Milner's leading our assists table. I'd keep him on the condition that he's usually played on the right of midfield rather than in the middle.

4.) 20 May 2016 19:07:00
AW, Migs not be moving, neither will Milner. Lallana, I think, may make way for Goetze, but not necessarily. I think illori will move on too.

5.) 20 May 2016 19:53:12
Aren't we also interested/ linked with another midfielder? Dhroud is it?

6.) 20 May 2016 19:58:53
Perhaps Goetze will replace Coutinho? Barcelona have been looking recently and something was said earlier in the year, about him wanting to move on if there is no champions league football at Liverpool.

It wouldn't surprise me if a decent offer came in for him at least. We're not in a position where we can reject the advances of clubs like Barcelona, we haven't got the finances and we don't have any European competition next season.

One thing is for sure, Coutinho will not sell cheap, so if he does leave we'll at least get a tidy sum for him.

7.) 20 May 2016 20:44:40
I don't think Goetze and Coutinho are related at all. I would aso be not so sure either of Hector or Silva are coming in. While Liverpool has scouted both players, we have not made any effort to move for them, and are concentrating on bringing in Zielinski, Chilwell, Karius and seemingly Goetze.

8.) 20 May 2016 21:36:46
Mignolet has a 5yr contract.
He will not be leaving unless some fool offers us more than his contract is worth.

9.) 20 May 2016 22:09:24
im sure whoever klopp buys will be the right player for the team, he knows what he needs to do after this season so i will put my faith in him to get it right instead of trying to second guess him, if he brings these players in then he needs them yes we have other players in the team already but he might not see a future for them because unlike us he sees them every day and knows there weaknesess, like lallana for instance he is a good player but there's hardley any end product from him and i don't think he is at the right standard for us maybe Zielinski will have a better end product because these 2 are very a like, also the players he is buying he is getting them cheap not like BR who over spent on players, its so refreshing that he is getting players this cheap for a change,

10.) 20 May 2016 23:47:07
Great insight despite having never seen any of them play.

11.) 21 May 2016 01:11:06
I don't agree Lallana and Milner should go. 2 of our most consistent performers under Klopp. Allen could do a job as a squad player. Moreno - has still (some) time to learn how to defend. Not sure he will though!

12.) 21 May 2016 07:00:34
AndyM, lalana should go if Gotze replace him. Milner can go if we get Zielinski.

13.) 21 May 2016 14:52:38
Andym that mean no one significant leaving and based on that no one coming in. Simple tranfer window.

14.) 22 May 2016 00:45:17
Skrtel, Benteke and Allen, if he moves, all significant 'Outs'. I don't see CM as a priority for strengthening. Matip and Grujic both significant 'Ins' already done. A GK and Lb needed (Lb whether Moreno stays or goes) . I hope for a lot from Ings next season.




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05 Apr 2021 01:47:05
As summer transfer rumours for all the big clubs are beginning to circulate, what would everyones dream summer look like?

For me, we only really need 3 players, those being a centre back, a midfielder and a forward, in addition to whichever of Kabak or Phillips we decide to retain.

For me, perfection would look like Konate, Bissouma and Haaland/ Mbappe, and fortunately two of those do look very plausible. Mbappe and Haaland seem to be priced out of a move to just about any club at the moment, and i haven’t a clue who it makes sense to move for instead. Aside from those two, there are no obvious candidates. Perhaps someone like Neto, Saka or Sancho, but honestly who knows. Will be very interesting to see who Michael Edwards pulls out of his magic hat.

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1.) 05 Apr 2021 04:58:06
I'd take Konate and Neto as our signings this summer. Maybe Kabak as well if he continues his upward trajectory.
How much money will we have leftover after that though? Our fringe/ loaned out players won't fetch much and will only cover the cost of Konate and Kabak at best. Can't see a midfielder being signed unless one of the front 3 was also to leave.

2.) 05 Apr 2021 07:37:31
Konate, bissouma and daka for me. Daka looks lethal and if we can pick him up for around 30 million it would be a steal. Grealish would also be a consideration but would be silly money. I'd definitely make daka a priority though, above all else.

3.) 05 Apr 2021 08:05:19
For me the best transfers are those that aren't expected. Not the big names that every club is following, but the ones that are just as good, who are not noticed as they don't play for the big clubs. I belive klopp and Edwards value such prospects.

Find them before they are superstars and make them superstars without need to break the bank.

4.) 05 Apr 2021 08:22:03
We will definitely need a lb Robbo can’t go on like this. Robbo was our best player up until Christmas but he has been flogged like a dead horse.

5.) 05 Apr 2021 08:49:17
I’d b very weary about a player like Daka who is killing it in the Austrian League cos we saw how Mino struggled with us. Even the Haaland that people are drooling over had to go to the German Bundesliga to hone his skills and even then there are question marks cos the German League is not known for its defensive nous and physicality in comparison to the physical punishment the PL can dish out. Just ask Timo Werner.

As for our transfer business, if Konate comes in then we are sorted at CB with either Phillips or Kabak or both being kept which means Matip is moved on and so is orplly Davies. We just need a midfielder or two and another forward. Will Elliot and Mini be integrated? We shall see. Either way, there will be no revolution, IMO. It is not needed.

6.) 05 Apr 2021 09:23:47
German league is not known for its defensive nous.
Next sentence if we sign Konate from the same German league we are sorted 🤣.

7.) 05 Apr 2021 09:45:05
You can’t make it up JK 🤣.

8.) 05 Apr 2021 11:25:40
I suppose firstly in terms of outgoings (and this is a really unrealistic number of players of course) Matip, wilson, ojo, van den berg, shaqiri, origi, grujic, adrian

Then you could even say as possibles ox and keita, due to their injury records, however with gini going we are already losing a great cm, and also its would depend on getting a good transfer fee for each of them. Keita 30+ million and ox 20+. I imagine they are on good wages too so that wouldn't hurt. However I think add something different and would like to see them stay in rotation, which will hopefully keep them fit. Also Tsmikas, just because it seems like klopp doesn't fancy him, although again I think we should just keep him.

Unless we were to sign saka who would be one of my go to signings. Can cover multiple positions, young English talent.

Give Phillips a new contract, certainly good enough as a back up option

Sign kabak? Still unsure as 20 million is a decent sum, however if he keeps up his form from the last couple of games then I would say yes, only 20

Then another centre will need to be signed, konate seems versatille, but is he not injury prone? Or was it just one bug injury, however I would say he is a really good option those things depending. I would look at Sheffield United as well maybe, we have done well from relegated sides and their centre backs aren't scared of playing with the ball. Sven botman maybe, although he does seem to lack the mobility klopp is looking for

A striker, malen from psv would be an interesting signing. Then possibly depay on a "free"as a secondary "cheaper" option

CM, I agree on bissouma, he look class. A left field option glen kamara from rangers, whenever I've seen him play he's looked decent, especially at breaking up play and travels with the ball. Ndombele would also be a great player, but again not at all likely. But i suppose these are make believe options

Elliot to replace shaqiri in the squad

Then some of the names above from others would be great of course. Neto ect and I don't think anyone would be disappointed if any of those joined the squad

Those are my options I suppose, I don't have a great knowledge of all over Europe to be honest so I think there will be many better options to be fair.

9.) 05 Apr 2021 14:25:06
I'd like Kabak, another CB like Konate and tbh I'd take Saka, can cover lw, rw and lb, ticks so many boxes, but is a player I think is a bit special and will do well.

10.) 05 Apr 2021 14:26:09
Surely of Nats and kabak keep performing well we need to sell matip to sign a cb? Assuming we sign kabak who is looking like a steal at 18m.

11.) 05 Apr 2021 19:40:00
JK23, Touché.

12.) 06 Apr 2021 03:27:24
Adrian Matip tsimi r. willams loan
Gini keita or Ox not both shaq wilson origi

Can Davies play LB? If not another LB. Maybe Saka or
CM Berge or Bissouma
FWD Wilson from Newcastle or Ings back?

All good back up quality and PL exp.



29 Mar 2021 13:00:52
So, according to the Athletic we are finalising a deal for Konate. I seem to remember Ed001 saying he was very good, but i haven’t seen him play as he was injured during our tie with Leipzig.

Seems like an excellent centre back by all accounts, 6’4 too so he’ll be adding some desperately needed height.

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{Ed077's Note - He has missed most of the last season and this due to injuries.}

1.) 29 Mar 2021 13:17:17
I thought that was the case Ed, seems strange to replace one injury prone centre back with another. Can only assume they have done their research and feel confident that the injuries are something that they can control or are not worried about.

{Ed077's Note - it all depends on how he has recovered from his injuries and whether or not they have long term implications. Its for the medical department to decide I think.}

2.) 29 Mar 2021 13:35:00
He’s built like a tank isn’t he. But also quite mobile.
Question for ed001 please, are attackers sometimes scared to play against defenders like Konate and VVD? Not scared in the sense that they are good at what they do, but scared they are going to get turned to mince if they get too close, and does it effect their games? Or is that fear trained out of them early on?
I was just thinking if I was a nimble 5 ft 6 winger the very last thing I would want to see between myself and getting a shot off on goal is 2 man mountains hurtling towards me.

{Ed001's Note - I am not sure Konate is that big, he certainly wasn't when I watched him for a profile, he was quite slim back then. I do know most forwards hate playing against van Dijk, as he dominates them physically and technically.}

3.) 29 Mar 2021 14:30:20
Ed001 would it be possible to get the link to the profile please mate. Just read now that apparently he can match Mbappe for pace.

{Ed001's Note - hmmm I can't find it, I did both him and Mukiele at the same time but only the Mukiele one is still there. I have added him to the to do list to do a fresh one on him. Sorry no idea where it went.}

4.) 29 Mar 2021 15:24:25
I’ve only done my usual YouTube scouting Ed, he seems like he’s put on a little beef.

{Ed077's Note - I do believe he has.}

5.) 29 Mar 2021 14:53:47
Ed0001 no worries mate cheers for that. Just off the top of your head any idea if it’s true about him being a quick as Mbappe.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know but he certainly is incredibly quick, so it could be true.}

6.) 29 Mar 2021 15:06:21
Ed001 he certainly isn't that skinny anymore. Think he's rather physical now.

Arguably, injuries aside, he's almost the perfect player for our defence. Aerially dominant, strong and also very fast for a CB. His recovery speed is one of the fastest recorded in Europe's top 5 leagues.

Decent pass on him also and often breaks into the midfield on runs.

Ability to cover fullback positions is also fantastic. Personally I'm very excited if the move goes through.

I'd like to hear what everyone else thinks. Ed001 would you be open to the move?

{Ed001's Note - I have been saying since I did watch him for the profile that I would love to sign him. He is excellent. One of the best I have seen to be honest. Every time anyone links us with Upamecano I have said it is Konate I would take from them. I just don't say it a lot as the players I want us to sign rarely do!}

7.) 29 Mar 2021 15:35:02
Hi Ed001

What impresses you most about Konate?

{Ed001's Note - he has that calmness about him that VVD has, that aura. It would be like having a rebirth of Hansen and Lawrenson at the back if he was alongside VVD.}

8.) 29 Mar 2021 17:42:42
Whisper it Ed001 cause it just might happen mate.

{Ed001's Note - fingers crossed Bazza.}

9.) 29 Mar 2021 18:21:07
Ed01, I remember once both of us we’re talking about Konate and Upamecano and at the time, I mentioned that Upamecano looked the real deal even tho, I rated Konate as well. But then, you said that it was actually Konate that was the better of the two.

Well, safe to say that after the complete sham show that Upamecano has been this season and with me watching Konate a bit more, you were right. In your opinion, are there any legs to this transfer story? Cheers, man.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, I am suspicious because it comes from Ornstein, who is an Arsenal man, so not sure why he would know anything about dealings between RBL and Liverpool. Also the athletic has turned into clickbait with most of the dross they are pumping out these days, in between the decent long form stuff, and it is them claiming it. So again I am suspicious. It would make sense, if I understand the way the analysis team work correctly, he would come out somewhere near, if not right at the top of any stats model of a signing. However, his injury history, especially considering why we need another centre-back, would again make the story doubtful.

Having said all that, it is only opinion and not actually any knowledge of whether or not we are going for him that I am basing that off. I haven't looked up from working on articles for a while to even look into anything over the last few months to know for sure.}

10.) 29 Mar 2021 18:48:53
Fabrizio and the German media seem to be also running with it. James Pearce obviously also tagging along.

I've got my fingers crossed, an agreement before the summer would be ideal.



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1.) 28 Mar 2021 13:41:27
3rd kit is very nice, the white away is ok.
They’re all fine with me tbh.
Don’t know what all the fuss is about?

2.) 29 Mar 2021 10:05:37
I hope that yellow kit is true.



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1.) 27 Mar 2021 18:12:01
Gross haha.



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1.) 28 Mar 2021 07:23:57
Jesus, how did nike become the biggest manufacturer in the world. My kid could design the shirts better.

2.) 28 Mar 2021 07:47:23
That is an awful kit. The worst home shirt in years.




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23 Oct 2018 13:18:09
We have three players that can fill that role, one is out for the season wirh injury and two are new signings who are learning the ropes. What good would adding another player into the mix do?

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21 Aug 2018 17:17:31
I find it very hard to feel sorry for someone who let down all his teammates and tens of millions of fans around the world, on two occassions in the clubs biggest game in a decade, all for a loss of concentration that you find it hard to believe a sunday league player would make. I also find it hard to be sympathetic given that after said mistake, instead of offering to give up his holiday to train all summer and reclaim some dignity (as many of our players have offered to do over the past few years despite not cocking up) he chose to go on holiday without shame and absolutely blitz his social media. And then on top of all that, when we sign a world class player in his position, which all things considered was warranted, he decides to complain about it in public to the press.

I’m not saying i have any particular distain for the guy, i wish him well, but he has left like a spoilt brat and i will not miss him anymore than i did Enrique, Johnson or Balotelli. Mignolet will not get a move he has probably been looking towards for a much longer period of time and still has handled it with more grace than Karius has.

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31 May 2018 14:14:34
Think it speaks for the measure of the man that he pushed so hard to go to Madrid, has been there 5 years and can’t even be arsed to learn the language, don’t know what he expected to be honest.

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30 May 2018 22:33:02
Difference being that Fekir has let it be known for a while he willleave, has told the club well in advance and will almost certainly leave with more dignity than any of the others, he won’t have to go on strike or fake injuries to move.

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18 May 2018 04:51:13
Not to be cheeky Macca, but where is the right back? It’s one of the few holes left to plug.

I don’t watch enough of burnley to know but I prefer the sound of Mee much more than Tarkowski, but id take either of them and put trust in them to grow and iron out their deficiencies.

Butland still makes no sense to me for what he will cost, if we really are after a backup keeper it should be somebody with more experience who will cost little. Call me a romantic but Buffon joining us, even to just be backup, would give me shivers, but Reina would be good as well.

Ceballos seems to have been covered by the Ed’s endlessly and would be a smart buy.

Fekir and Dembele would leave us all in dreamland, I’m not fussed if dembele would only be a loan he has so much talent.

As for the speculation that this all means Salah is leaving, personally any player can leave if they so wish. Say what you like about Suarez, Coutinho, torres or mascherano, but at least they all stayed for a few years before controversially departing. If Salah honestly wants a move after one bloody season, and is incapable to see what we are building here, then sod him. As great as he is I see him as a product of the system, and we could almost certainly find somebody to do a decent job in his stead. This is all hypothetical of course as I don’t think he will leave this summer.

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19 Apr 2021 09:40:57
It’s alright all the ‘FSG out’ brigade coming out of the woodwork to say ‘I told you so’, the problem with that is that all of the other owners in across the world have behaved in exactly the same way. Owners such as Abramovich and Mansour, the owners that have been the standard that you set FSG against, they’re all going along with this as well.

Maybe that’s it isn’t it. There are no ‘good owners’ or ‘bad owners’, just a sea of people who are so completely detached and apathetic to the values of the club that something like this was inevitable. The only two who have sat out are Bayern and Dortmund, who are owned by the fans. Maybe we need to follow suit with such reforms in this country.

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19 Apr 2021 00:55:36
Of course there is. The answer is that we simply do not attend the games. I felt as though a walk out protest over VAR was coming but this has completely changed everything. The fans need to stand together and stand for the values of the city, the club and the sport as whole. We wax lyrical about You’ll Never Walk Alone and our heritage, now its time to put our money where our mouth is.

I’m willing to stick my neck out and say that if this goes ahead I will simply go and support my local team, Marine. The ideals that i thought Liverpool Football Club stood for will be dead. Many in the city will do the same. But if we bend over backwards for them and let them off with punishment then the sport will be destroyed and following them will by pointless.

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16 Apr 2021 03:19:07
I brought his name up to highlight the fact that while some people believe we are the crusading champions of the plucky, financially responsible underdog, we too have spent lots of money and a fair chunk of it on players that lots of other clubs wanted, but haven’t worked out. I used Keita as an example but depending on your perspective that could also extend to Ox, Origi, Shaqiri and Minamino, however there is no doubt that Keita is by far and away the worst.

While lots of our players were terrible against Madrid, to use that as an excuse to virtue signal in defence of Naby Keita is quite a confusing stance to take for anybody who loves the club. Of course other players were bad in that one game, but it’s not about one game. It’s within the context of the history of Keita’s consistently poor and often effortless performances in a Liverpool shirt. He’s barely played all season, he should have had fresh legs and been raring to go, given one last huge opportunity by Klopp in the biggest game of the season (which I think everyone felt even before the game was an astonishing and undeserved show of faith in his abilities) and then he goes out on the pitch and does that. Wijnaldum was just as bad, but he at least has half the excuse of being tired and has been a far better player for Liverpool than Keita has, despite his performance also being one that was an accurate representation of his usual pattern of behaviour.

That’s what it’s all about, if you’ve been putting in the hard work for years then you have that credit in the bank and we know that a poor performance isn’t a true representation of who that player is, but in the case of Keita that’s all he’s ever been. He’s been given way too many opportunities and treated all of them with nothing more than contempt for Liverpool Football Club, and while there were many other players who were awful against Madrid, I have no doubt that they would have played a lot better had literally anybody other than Keita and Wijnaldum been playing in their place, such was their lack of effort and ineptitude. It was like playing with nine men in that first half and i’m not suddenly going to treat someone like Jota the same as Keita because he had one bad half that was sabotaged by other players who couldn’t give a toss.

So personally I think supporters are well within their rights as fans to speak unfavourably about Naby Keita, as he’s consistently made a mockery of the only thing that Liverpool supporters ever ask of their players; that you respect the club and try your best. Now I don’t ever want to tell another supporter how it is best that they go about their supporting, but if you’re going to go out of your way to take swipes at other fans for holding certain individuals accountable for disrespecting our beloved club, i find that both baffling and concerning.

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15 Apr 2021 12:24:50
I agree with Zeddicus, i think Thiago, Jones and Bobby moving further back should facilitate our creativity, we are a very creative side still we just need better forwards to make the most of that. A number 9 is far more important than a number 10, particularly for how we play.

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15 Apr 2021 11:24:36
Football teams are allowed to spend money you know. The teams that got there are there because they deserve to be, we were crap so we did not. On the contrary our £50 million signing who barely ever plays is largely to blame for us getting knocked out. Nothing to do with ‘financial doping’.

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