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15 Nov 2023 16:13:29
Hi Ed002, a few rumours floating about that we've been scouting Mats Wieffer quite heavily this season - do you know of any interest?



{Ed002's Note - Mats Wieffer (DM) Seen as an option to replace Tonali at Milan. Lazio have enquired but have some further trimming to do first.}



30 Sep 2023 01:33:59
Hi Ed002.

Wondering if you have any insight into our DoF situation at the moment?



{Ed002's Note - Jorg Schmadtke will remain in the role this season or move to an advisory role if another appointment is made - and I am not aware of any progress on that at this time but they will be aware of the availability of the likes of Christopher Vivell.}

1.) 30 Sep 2023 11:53:11
Ed02 who recommended szobo to be signed? schmadtke?

{Ed002's Note - Sven Dworaczek made the original recommendation I understand and Jorg Schmadtke met with his agent.}

2.) 30 Sep 2023 12:10:34
Well thank you Sven Dworackek. We love szobo already!

3.) 30 Sep 2023 21:06:33
Always loved sven?now who is he?.

4.) 01 Oct 2023 13:17:03
Max Eberl has been released from his RBL contract, with rumours that he's joining the board at Bayern.

If it happens, it means Bayern Munich will have recruited both FC Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig Sporting Directors.

Presume Max Eberl out of the question for Liverpool, Ed?

I don't see us offering a board position to a sporting director with Klopp in seat, do you?

{Ed002's Note - Max Eberl is heading elsewhere and Liverpool have shown no interest.}

5.) 01 Oct 2023 13:30:39

6.) 01 Oct 2023 14:27:35
The real question is can he officiate the match properly ?.

7.) 03 Oct 2023 05:02:16
Ed002, who do you think is suitable candidate for that DOF? Are the likes of Paul Mitchell and Christopher Vivell are being considered?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know who Schmadtke will be proposing as an option but right now it is unclear how they will be moving forward with recent interference from one of the Directors in the transfer process - any candidate would want that resolved. However, Vivell (ex-RBL and Chelsea) would be an excellent option for Liverpool. Right now, Paul Mitchell seems an umlikely option for Liverpool due to interest from elsewhere. Others who might be considered would be Markus Krösche (Eintracht Frankfurt) who was previously wanted by Liverpool but rejected the offer. Tiago Pinto (Roma) may become available. Rui Pedro Braz (Benfica) would be an excellent option but another club are planning an approach for him.}

8.) 03 Oct 2023 13:22:54
Liver he is a scout, was a Liverpool youth scout back in the day then left us and went to Chelsea and then left Chelsea and came back to us.

9.) 09 Oct 2023 21:37:10
Is it true that Julian Ward was back in some capacity as reported late in the window by various outlets. Could it be Wards leave was temporary and a return to his old post on the cards?



16 Aug 2023 19:21:03
AD Sport in the Netherlands reporting that we're close to agreeing a deal for Amrabat. They're supposedly reliable.

I know Ed002 had previously mentioned that Klopp had blown up a deal in January for him.

Any change that you're aware of Ed?


{Ed002's Note - As I have explained thereis interest but some patching up to do.}

1.) 16 Aug 2023 19:59:16
Puncture repair kit on standby.

2.) 16 Aug 2023 20:00:25
Interested in others thoughts on Amrabat. He had a good tournament at international level but does anyone think he would be a risk at club level in the premier league.

3.) 16 Aug 2023 20:09:17
Sky Sports are now also reporting that we’ve contacted Fiorentina regarding Ambrabat. Would be interested to get the Eds’ take on him as a DM option for Liverpool. I’ve only ever seen him for Morocco at the World Cup.

4.) 16 Aug 2023 20:18:15
Can’t wait to see VV get his teeth into this one haha

In all seriousness though, I am not enamoured by him either and I think we can do better.

We could have signed him back in January, messed it up (as per Ed2), when we desperately needed a CM (fair enough if we didn’t rate him) but are now going to sign him 6 months later after we already missed out on CL?

Would appear to be a desperation signing if true.

5.) 16 Aug 2023 20:06:59
Hi Ed, is the patching up to do with the player, his agents or his club? Are you willing to shed any light on what we did wrong? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Sofyan Amrabat (DM/CM) Fiorentina were expecting to lose money on a sale but an excellent World Cup has changed that. Spurs contacted Fiorentina through a third party to take him as an Ndombele replacement in the summer, and Liverpool, Barcelona and Nice have had scouts watch him and have spoken with his representatives, but seemingly not Fiorentina yet. His repressentatives walked out on a discussion with Liverpool due to something Klopp said in January and if they wish to revive interest they will need to resolve that, which seems unlikely and the player has made it clear he has no interest in joining Liverpool now. Fiorentina reported Barcelona for making a direct approach to Amrabat in January but they have patched things up and something may be possible, albeit unlikely. Agent has spoken with Arsenal and Chelsea as well. The player says he wants to move to Manchester United, Barcelona or Atletico Madrid and I understand that Atletico Madrid are keen to strike a deal but expect Manchester United to make an offer. Barcelona would be open to a deal but this summer looks to be a problem. Napoli consider him an option to replace SMS. West Ham give an unlikely option. A whatif answer may be PSG if they appoint Mr Mourinho as their new coach - but that never happened. A wildcard option will be Inter Milan who are looking to replace Brozovic and will guarantee a starting place for him. Al-Ahli will offer an option. Manchester United offer a serious option and I expect a transfer can be completed but they will need to pay more than they want to.}

6.) 16 Aug 2023 20:17:53
Ed02, please don't tell me Klopp tapped him up, as well?

{Ed002's Note - Done to death.}

7.) 16 Aug 2023 20:22:59
Better option than having nobody.

8.) 16 Aug 2023 20:27:20
I’ve seen him at the wc and the final versus West Ham. I think he’s a passion merchant. Can raise his game for big moments, I’m not sure he’s a patient player who can be disciplined and spring into life once we lose the ball. Probably better than no one, but I get the sense he’s either right on the edge, or not up for it enough.

9.) 16 Aug 2023 20:38:42
I reckon he could do a job for us redlad. There are a few DM’s out there that some would say are better but given the current market and the shenanigans of the last few days I for one wouldn’t be disappointed.

10.) 16 Aug 2023 20:44:14
Apparently we have made contact with Stuttgart over 30-year-old Japan international defensive midfielder Wataru Endo…….

11.) 16 Aug 2023 21:38:15
Let’s hope the Doucoure rumors are true then ?.



01 Jul 2023 11:20:55
A reliable Southampton journalist says he expects Lavia to end up at Liverpool this summer. Maybe we're now focusing on him as Thuram is proving too difficult?


1.) 01 Jul 2023 11:34:50
Make sense as would be back up / long term replacement for Fabinho plus his classed as homegrown and we only have one overseas space left.

2.) 01 Jul 2023 11:57:21
Perhaps there are plans to sell one or two overseas players.

3.) 01 Jul 2023 12:08:51
Since he is u21 does his homegrown status matter? Can’t remember if there is something to it if the player hasn’t been at the club for a year yet or something like that. Ofc in some years it’s nice he will be homegrown.

4.) 01 Jul 2023 12:33:41
Dan-ish, doesn’t matter now as there’s no nationality requirement for U21s, they are all allowed to be played regardless. Main issue is to ensure we have a team with HG players in the future. So far I believe that Elliot, Bradley and Bajcetic will all count as both HG and CT when they come of age - CT as long as they (primarily Bradley) don’t end up having too many more loans away from the club.

We currently have Gomez, Trent, Jones and Hendo who are HG right now. Plus Kelleher (albeit he may move) . Have I missed anyone? Probably!

5.) 01 Jul 2023 13:24:01
Thuram has joined Inter Milan.

{Ed001's Note - that is Marcus Thuram, his older brother who is a forward, not Kephren.}

6.) 01 Jul 2023 13:30:32
I can see Thiago being sold to the Saudi's. Its like having a vintage but delicate old ferarri in the garage that can't handle bumps in the road.
Tsimi is surely off too-we don't need him anymore.

7.) 01 Jul 2023 14:50:17
Is Lavia any good ed1? can't say I ever particularly focused on him. Id imagine most people haven't either but are keen to sign him anyway. Curious. Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - from what I saw he is very good, but it is obviously a lot about his potential to improve. He is technically strong though, as well as mobile.}

8.) 01 Jul 2023 22:16:01
Him or thuram then eds in your opinion. your own opinion mate. I'm having thuram myself.
Just think he'll be serious quality given a year or 2.



19 Jun 2023 11:41:40
Latest rumours floating around, Bayern have given encouragement that they'd be willing to sell Gravenberch this summer now. Supposedly he's preferred to Kone as an option, Thuram still number 1 priority.



{Ed002's Note - Bayern are miffed at him and will listen to offers.}

1.) 19 Jun 2023 11:55:10
Why they miffed eds? He got loose lips?

{Ed002's Note - He wants to be a guaranteed starter.}

2.) 19 Jun 2023 12:19:50
Cheers Ed, what are your thoughts on him as a player?

{Ed002's Note - He did very well at Ajax but a mixed bag since his move.}

3.) 19 Jun 2023 12:33:14
I always get concerned when a player wants to be a guaranteed starter. Earn your place like everyone else if you’re in form and suit the opponent you will be picked.

Feel they lose motivation if they want guarantees.

{Ed025's Note - im with you KTK..

4.) 19 Jun 2023 13:09:00
Klopp the kop

The other side to that is you could argue he’s more focussed on his own development if he’s willing to leave Bayern (German champions and in the champions league) to join a team who finished 5th and will play on the europa league.

Hard to know for sure. But I’d like to give him the benefit of the doubt if he were to join personally.

5.) 19 Jun 2023 13:41:05
Hard pass. I’d rather have Kone as he can play 6 or 8 and is a very hard working industrious midfielder. Gravenberch is lazy and has zero work ethic. Plus he’s a bit of a big time Charlie.

6.) 19 Jun 2023 14:27:19
Haha, I've missed you VV (aka VVVV) .

Obviously all of the sources for your information are impeccable and unimpeachable? Or are they just the same rags that are responsible for sparking up all the TAA hatred on the site with half truths and misinformation in order to get more clicks?!

Personally, I'd rather a) trust the recruitment team to weed out any undesirable character traits and b) rely on info from Ed002.

Each to their own, I guess, after all think of all of the poor Chinese/ Russion billionaires pockets you are lining with all of your clicking.

7.) 19 Jun 2023 17:12:01
I don’t want a diva who wants to be guaranteed a starting place! If you’re good enough u play end of if not f#%k off! We don’t need any divas or sick notes!

8.) 19 Jun 2023 18:23:44
Mo Salah isn't even a guaranteed starter. He starts because he works his tail off and brings it week in and week out. Concerning development RE Gravenberch.

9.) 19 Jun 2023 18:37:00
Give him a chance. People such as Mane (Attitude), Robertson (Fee) were moaned about by fans before they had even kicked a ball for us. I rate him and I think Klopp can make him better., and that’s good enough for me.

10.) 19 Jun 2023 20:27:51
Perhaps he had been led to believe, when he signed, that he was going to get more game time than he got? Who knows? i tend to agree with the idea that stipulating you are a guaranteed starter before you sign isn’t the best look attitude wise - I think it is fair to say that the best players tend to find their name on the team sheet without making a song and dance about it.

11.) 19 Jun 2023 22:08:20
Nothing wrong with a Ronaldo ego if you can put your money where your mouth is on the pitch.

12.) 19 Jun 2023 22:21:27
He’s had his head turned by us . Maybe he just fancies the lure of the prem now and the chance to work with klopp . Liverpool obviously see something in him . The guaranteed starter thing is ridiculous though as no one should play for any other reason than they deserve to play . Hopefully if he does come he leaves a bit of that chip on his shoulder in Munich.

13.) 20 Jun 2023 02:14:48
This is a tough one because I really rated him at Ajax (haven't followed his time at Bayern) . he reminded me a bit of that Yaya Toure power once he got going with the ball at his feet.

Mainly a 6 but I recall him playing a bit more advanced on the left of midfield at times so I think he can do a job as an 8 too, VV, but I love the look of Kone so a tough one to choose.

Not sure what the fees and wages would be like for him or Kone, but I'm sure the professionals in the club will pick the right one for us.

I personally wouldn't be opposed to him if he came in with the right attitude.

14.) 19 Jun 2023 22:42:21
I was in the same camp as Ed25 and KTK but Jones Red makes a brilliant reference re: Mane.

Mane had attitude concerns at Saints and I was concerned about signing him. He’s also got issues at Bayern. But Mane was a BRILLIANT player for LFC, always delivered and never stopped working.

Sometimes it’s just the club, some players suit different club cultures and managers and when they don’t they kick off. If Klopp likes him then bring him in.

15.) 20 Jun 2023 12:17:22
I agree Ron. If the recruitment team vet him out and approve, then I'm all for it.

16.) 20 Jun 2023 13:11:07
Remember the good old days . 1 Keep, 2 RB, 3 LB, 4&8 CM, 5&6 CB. 7 RW, 9 Str, 10 Flair player, 11 LW. . 12 touching wood. It used to be such a simple game.

17.) 20 Jun 2023 19:31:58
Looks like another Keita to me. Not convinced in the slightest. Much prefer to go for Thuram, Kone or give the young lads more of an opportunity.

18.) 21 Jun 2023 10:50:48
I think we will sign Thuram, if he wants to come to Liverpool, Gravenberch and Van de avenue.

That would be three mids and an LCB in.

We may sign a couple of youngsters too and maybe one more first team squad player depending on sales.




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01 Sep 2023 10:18:32
Completely random rumour for today but apparently ourselves and Burnley are interested in Dan Neil from Sunderland?





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28 Nov 2023 12:50:41
Surely Thuram is no longer what we need, especially after having signed Gravenberch? A specialist DM is really the only midfielder we should be trying to bring in.




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29 Oct 2023 02:03:41
Ed002, do you think Salah leaving next summer is very likely to happen? No chance of say a one year contract extension to then allow him to stay an additional year?

The way he’s still playing I wonder if he’d like to stay in the premier league a little bit longer.


{Ed002's Note - I would expect him to leave for the Middle East.}



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13 Oct 2023 12:26:35
Tim Vickery has said he expects Andre to join Liverpool in January for whatever that is worth.




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26 Sep 2023 15:08:04
What is Edwards’ release clause Ed002?


{Ed002's Note - €60M with half going to Spurs. The problem will be the reluctance of his club to deal with Liverpool.}



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01 Sep 2023 12:51:35
At what point do we say yes? If it starts hitting close to 200m surely it’s just stupid to reject the bid, irrelevant of if it ends the prospects of a title challenge this season (which probably wasn’t going to happen anyway) . We’d still be pretty likely to get CL this season without Salah, whether through top 4 (maybe even top 5) or winning EL.





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12 Aug 2023 13:06:00
Manu Kone is presumably still available and I think has recovered from his injury he got in the U21 Euros. He’d still be a good option if we can’t get Caicedo or Lavia.




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12 Aug 2023 13:06:00
Manu Kone is presumably still available and I think has recovered from his injury he got in the U21 Euros. He’d still be a good option if we can’t get Caicedo or Lavia.




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09 Feb 2023 16:03:27
Out of interest what is the current way of playing? Lol.




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30 Aug 2022 15:13:23
Just joined PSG I think - their 4th CM signing of the summer.




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23 Aug 2020 21:04:10
6Times we already have that in Henderson though, and he affects the game more. Having 2 of those players with a defensive midfield behind them is why often we find it so difficult to break down teams who sit back, and why some of our play is very boring to watch. And there seems to be a myth around both Keita and Thiago that they don’t work hard and don’t contribute defensively. If you have watched either you will know that they do.




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