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22 Mar 2019 12:46:22
Hi Ed002,

Hope you are well.

Thank you for all the knowledge you have in the footballing world. I appreciate it.

Our team needs full backs and an attacker. Whom are we considering?

Deceptikon

{Ed002's Note - You are very sweet. I appreciate that it has been reported about all of these nailed on and reported players being of interest to the club - the likes of Werner, Dybala etc., but the reality is unless one of the key players were to leave that won't be happening.

Liverpool need a GK, CB, LB/RB cover and LM - could look to a Creative AM player (along the lines of Fekir) and drop Shaqiri and Keita down the pecking order - finding space for TAA in midfield looks tough to me, although Ed001 suggests that may well be on the cards. In terms of players looked at:

Kenny Lala (RB/RM) only just signed a new contract but has been looked at
Diego Llorente (CB) has been watched by Marseille, Spurs, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, West Ham, Fulham and Sevilla since joining Real Sociadad in the summer - Spurs could be tempted as they expect TA to leave
Ruben Dias (CB) Liverpool have watched the Benfica CB on several occasions and watched him in a national game against Croatia in September
Dael Fry (CB) Liverpool has a declared interest in Fry as they look to bolster the HG quota - knowing that prices will increase - much is expected of Fry
Francisco Ferreira (CB) was one of the three young CBs Liverpool looked at in 2017 with a view to taking one in January 2018. He is priced the way he is in order to turn any potential buyers away, such as Manchester City, West Ham and Borussia Dortmund who have also shown a little interest and watched him in the B side over the past 18 months.

In terms of attacking players:
Bruno Fernandes (AM) is of interest to Everton, Manchester United, Milan and Liverpool who have all looked at him on two or more occasions. Spurs maintain an interest but only if Christian Eriksen leaves. Asking price has more than doubled from what was already a high price in recent months and that has pushed aside interest from Juventus who don't see the value, Valencia and CSKA. Whilst Bayern Munich and another EPL side have looked as well, neither have a declared interest that I know of and both have other AM targets.}
Klopp likes Lorenzo Insigne (LW) - would be a Salah or Mane replacement but a very, very expensive €150M asking price.}


1.) 22 Mar 2019 17:59:55
Ed2 - amazing as always! Thank you.
Fully expect to be decimated for this but will ask anyway - any chance of even the tiniest hint of the area in football you are involved with?
Based in your answers, won't suprise me to learn that you ARE football 😀.

{Ed002's Note - From the right side I may well look like a football, but what I do to make a crust is well known. I am currently sat in the bar of the Tel Aviv Hilton as the lounge is really busy.}


2.) 22 Mar 2019 18:54:47
What’s you’re tipple Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - Right now I am having a snifter if gin. Tomorrow I shall be in one of the world’s greatest cocktail bars drinking tequila.}


3.) 22 Mar 2019 19:00:38
cheers edd2.


4.) 22 Mar 2019 19:07:41
Oh wow ed, I am a former Israeli in the UK.
Going to watch the Austria match?
Enjoy!

{Ed002's Note - No, right now I am coming over a couple of times a month and my PA is staying longer than me. Shabbat Shalom.


5.) 22 Mar 2019 20:16:05
Thanks for all the info eds much appreciate mate.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome, enjoy.}


6.) 22 Mar 2019 20:39:35
Enjoy Ed002!


7.) 22 Mar 2019 21:07:02
Thank you Ed. I really appreciate what you do for the site.

{Ed002's Note - Poster of the week.}


8.) 22 Mar 2019 21:48:00
Remember ed, I’m 1st name on the list to take over your job when you retire. I’ll send my c. v. over ed, you’ll never have seen anything like it 👍.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, no problem.}


9.) 22 Mar 2019 21:59:22
What's the gin you're on Ed2?

Thanks for the info mate, hope you're enjoying the night.

{Ed002's Note - Sipsmiths,}


10.) 22 Mar 2019 22:11:30
Superb Ed002, really appreciate the info! Hope you’ve having a grand old evening good sir.


11.) 22 Mar 2019 22:15:21
Very nice! have you tried Monkey 47 Ed? if not I highly recommend.

{Ed002's Note - Probably is the answer. I always buy a bottle of any new gin I see, so there is much at home in England.}


12.) 23 Mar 2019 04:23:18
I always pictured you as more of a single malt type Ed. Thanks for the info, it is much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - Not for me.}


13.) 23 Mar 2019 12:55:27
Have you had Liverpool gin ed?! If not, we should get a bottle sent to you.

{Ed002's Note - I may have done.}


14.) 23 Mar 2019 13:18:01
As a man who has no doubt sampled the finest and most expensive guns out there, what’s your number 1 recommendation?

{Ed002's Note - I don't like guns.}


15.) 23 Mar 2019 13:24:27
Damn autocorrect 🙈😂. Gins ed, gins.

{Ed002's Note - I shall be heading to one of the world’s finest cocktail bars for an early evening snifter in a couple of hours when it opens. I have very much a soft spot for Sipsmith gin.}


16.) 23 Mar 2019 13:29:16
I must admit Ed2 I'm not a big drinker, I'm a light weight and I'm not into gin too much but that monkey 47 stuff goes down a treat.

{Ed002's Note - I will look out for it.}


17.) 23 Mar 2019 17:22:52
Good choice Ed. I've done a few gin tours around London, well worth it and very interesting learning the history. Beefeater 24 (the red bottle) took me by surprise, really good drop. And Gin Mare is excellent, infused with Mediterranean herbs etc.

{Ed002's Note - I would agree about the 24 - Hilton use it in their lounges as the house gin.}


18.) 24 Mar 2019 09:08:58
Ed002, my missus recommends The Old Oxford Artisan Distillery Gin. It’s a small company based in Oxford, we both went to Uni there and still have connections in the city but discovered it by accident, they produce some lovely gin.

{Ed002's Note - I'll check it out.}


19.) 24 Mar 2019 11:58:03
Ed002, I'm off to Tel Aviv in about a month. Care to share this world beating cocktail bar you're off to so I too can enjoy their tequilas? I'm a big fan of the Fortaleza Blanco Tequila which I first had when I was in Cali last year. I could drink that all day.

{Ed002's Note - Imperial Craft - you need to make reservations.}


20.) 24 Mar 2019 13:09:41
If we're on gin recommendations then Brockmans should be on your radar. Available everywhere these days and is the gin I regularly use to convert non gin drinkers!


21.) 24 Mar 2019 19:52:29
Yeah, Ed, Sipsmith is good stuff. I'm not a gin aficionado so to see you like that as well is a relief.


22.) 24 Mar 2019 22:19:02
Btw ed, seeing you write that about poster of the week brought a tear to my eye. I really appreciate that. Thank you.


23.) 25 Mar 2019 13:37:48
Caorunn and Rock Rose are a couple of nice gins made up my neck of the woods.

I'm more of a rum man myself, but the wife likes her gin and I take a fancy for it now and again.

Ed, I can't understand the motivation for a man with what sounds like a very hectic and interesting life taking time out to moderate this website, with the additional level of grief you get for (from what I can tell) simply having a soft spot for another English team and having a dry sense of humour, but I sure as hell appreciate the fact that you do, as you contribute greatly to making this site my most frequented webpage. I shall raise a glass to you the next time I get the offer of babysitters, in around 6 years time!

{Ed002's Note - I'll look out for them. Thanks.}


 

 

 

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30 Jun 2021 10:41:40
Hi Ed001,

I wanted to ask if a change in system will add some freshness to the team.

Like a 3 4 1 2 system with Mane and Salah as strikers.

Will give Konate a chance to play with VVD and Gomez.

Deceptikon

{Ed001's Note - why would that make a difference? And who would play in the 3 while Gomez gets back to fitness? What happens if there is an injury to a defender? We couldn't keep 2 centre-backs fit last season, why would you want to move to a 3?}


1.) 30 Jun 2021 11:21:33
Gotta be honest, I would hate to see us with a back 3, it’s such a negative formation.


2.) 30 Jun 2021 11:26:28
Klopp just criticised the German team for playing 3 at the back?


3.) 30 Jun 2021 11:32:41
OP in addition to what Ed has said, we don't even have the personnel to play a back 3 cos we have FB's, not WB's as those positions are played a lot differently in a back 3.

A back 3 is a conservative approach in the main and we do not play conservative football so why change what has been working for us for years? I don't get it. The "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" comes to mind here.


4.) 30 Jun 2021 11:33:42
In addition to what Ed001 has said, I think a more likely change is to a 4-2-3-1. Klopp has tried this on a few occasions in the past and it would help our solidity.

Usual back 4, maybe Hendo and Fab sitting and either Mane/ Fimino/ Salah behind an out and out striker or, Mane/ Firmino/ Jota behind Salah.


5.) 30 Jun 2021 11:42:20
More like a 4-2-3-1 or such like with more bodies around Thiago.
Reduce his off the ball duties and you get the best out of him.
That’s why getting another midfield engine is required, for me.


6.) 30 Jun 2021 12:03:06
Do you not expect Gomez back for pre season ed?

{Ed001's Note - no, not playing I don't. Even if he is ready to play, it will be months before he will be back to anything like his best and both he and van Dijk are likely to suffer with niggly injuries over the first few months as their bodies re-adjust. You have to remember they both have had to re-learn how to walk and run normally again. It is not a quick process to get everything back together at top level. It's fine for a pub player, for example, because the 5% they are off is unnoticeable and makes little to no difference. At the top level, it is a 1% difference that can be the difference between winning or losing the game.}


7.) 30 Jun 2021 12:31:29
International footy is different to club footy.

I would hate playing 3 at the back, why sacrifice an attacker or midfielder for a defender when we already have fab to protect when needed and DlP in Thiago?


8.) 30 Jun 2021 15:27:31
Ed you are fully correct. Now if that is the case then, we are looking at a starting partnership of Konate and Matip (if he hasn't done his back rolling outta bed) or Phillips if he is still here. Thoughts?

{Ed002's Note - Phillips is for sale.}


9.) 30 Jun 2021 17:22:00
3 at the back means an extra attacker or midfielder is sacrificed. we need our spine of 2 cb, our regular full backs and fabinio sitting in front. . that served us so well, even with 2 rookie cbs it was far better with the regular players around. so better yet when our players are fit and we can impose ourselves on others and let them worry about our formation.


10.) 30 Jun 2021 17:33:35
I've always thought that our system works because our wing backs are hard to mark/ pick up. They bomb on creating over loads in wide areas. If you take Salah and Mane out of the wide areas to play them as a more narrow strike partnership, Trent and Robbo will no longer be the players arriving late on the over lap. They will be the players expected to beat a man and work their own space.

We've seen at international level that this suits Robbo as he is blessed with pace. However it didn't really suit Trent. Even if you went 3-4-3 to keep Salah and Mane in wide areas it means you are a man short in midfield which limits how much Hendo or Thiago can get forward to also draw players towards them and away from our wing backs.

It's no coincidence that Trent and Robbo get the most assists. Our entire system is designed to make them the free man when we attack. They're always an outlet and they're rarely ever marked unless the opposition wide forwards chase back after them (and when that happens it takes all the sting out the opposition attacks so it's a trade off they have to gamble on) .

I personally think we needed to fix a few issues with personnel rather than the system.

First was a starting centre back as Gomez and Matip aren't reliable and Lovren never got replaced.

Second, we also needed a better midfielder to push Wijnaldum as Keita is useless. Thiago came in but everyone and their dog got injured so he ended up playing with Wijnaldum. With Gini now gone we need someone to push Thiago now because Keita isn't it.

Lastly, we needed better competition in the forward areas as Shaq, Origi and Sturridge were pale imitations of the starting front 3. Jota, Elliott and Minamino came but Elliott needed time and Minamino is a complete flop. Jota and Elliott look good for next season, but assuming Origi, Shaq and Minamino leave we're a man light up top now.

Ultimately we just need to go out and get a midfielder and a forward who will work in the current system and improve the options available to Klopp. When we had players fit last year we were still in Championship winning form.


 

 

10 May 2021 13:10:15
Hi Ed002,

Hope you are good.

I would like your opinion on future transfers at Liverpool. I know you inundated with these questions but please bare with me.

Will it be conceivable to buy a player like Sancho without selling the front 3? I ask this because should Liverpool sell the likes of Adrian, Davies, Grujic, Wilson, Ojo, Shaq, Woodburn and Origi, would this not free up salary space for a top signing provided that we don't over value these players potentially up for sale? T

My thinking that there also should 'nt be an issue of game time because of the upcoming Olympics and Afcon which possibly involves Takumi, Salah and Mane.

This will also give time to prepare for the eventual sale of the 1 if not 2 of the front 3 in the near future.

Thank you.

Deceptikon

{Ed002's Note - Well Adrian is going and will need replacing. Liverpool are not paying the full salaries of loanees but there will be sufficient to pay an addition well enough. The issue is in the transfer fees and accumulated debt - it gives FFP issues and means the club is not able to sustain itself.}


1.) 10 May 2021 13:17:16
Thank you. Appreciate your reply.


2.) 10 May 2021 13:55:30
Decelticon. Just to get some debate going, who would be your choice if Mane left this summer?


3.) 10 May 2021 14:26:32
I’d have Saka to replace Mane, all day long and twice on sundays. A special talent who plays with astounding. maturity for such a young lad.


4.) 10 May 2021 14:29:58
Plus the "Admin fees" associated with Sancho are going to be almost half the transfer fee.


5.) 10 May 2021 14:55:37
Hi Alonso1786.

I will want to go for Sancho and move Salah in the 9 position. Jota will replace Mane.


6.) 10 May 2021 14:55:41
Even if we're to lose Mane for example, I'd still be more inclined to go for a Neto or Harvey Barnes over Sancho.
Makes no sense to spend everything we are getting from player sales on simply one player (Sancho) .
Our squad needs at least 4 new additions, not just one or two luxury players.

{Ed0666's Note - Sancho is not for me either mate. There’s much better and cheaper players out there. I truly hope klopp doesent satiate his penchant for Adama or Sancho


7.) 10 May 2021 16:01:02
And this is why football is great as it’s a game of opinions. I think Sancho would be an astonishing signing for us. His numbers are off the chart for someone so young. I think his game intelligence is really good as well. Do t know much about his personality or background so there could I guess be an issue that I’m unaware of 👍.


8.) 10 May 2021 16:38:37
Over the past few weeks, I have changed my opinion from thinking we should sell Mane to thinking we should keep hold of him for a further year. I think the old front 3 deserve one final season. I just don't think there are that many good prospects for wingers who are available and make financial sense.

Having Jota gives us another option if Mane and Firmino's form continues to be patchy. Instead of buying a new winger, we should use Elliott to give him more game time. Then to replace Origi, I really love the look of Hlozek. He is so versatile, he's capable of providing an aerial threat in the box and he can also play on the wings as well as deeper. He looks like someone we could mould into Firmino's successor as well as having some other tricks up his sleeve. And, for a bonus, if Glatzel can finally put his injury issues behind him then he can be another exciting option up front.

That would give us seven options to cover three positions which should be more than enough.


9.) 10 May 2021 16:52:10
Patchy is not the word I would use for Firmino’s form mate.


10.) 10 May 2021 16:57:48
Rufusthered, this is the last transfer window for us to sell one of our front 3 for a decent sum coz of their contract situations. All 3 have only two years left on their contract. I'd give Salah a new 4 year contract, sell Mane this summer and Bobby next summer.
No more sentimentality. Time to get ruthless.


11.) 10 May 2021 17:30:22
Surely being ruthless would be selling the forward who has half the goals and assists this season and the last few seasons of the forward we are trying to offload.


12.) 10 May 2021 17:46:45
Indian Buzzer, the issue is how much would we get for them and who would be interested. The only one of the front three I think we would get a decent amount for is Salah and he is our main goal scorer. It is not worth the money we would get to sell him as we would have to sign someone to replace him. The market and Mane and Firmino's age mean that we probably won't get that much for those two.

I think at this point it would be more cost effective to try to coax them back to form and use their abilities on the field for our cause. At the same time, we could initiate their eventual replacement by integrating the likes of Jota, Elliott and, in my proposal, Hlozek more. Because you can't just buy a player and expect them to be a ready made replacement. It doesn't work like that, they need time to adapt to the system and develop themselves.

From a financial perspective, no sentimentality as you put it, if Mane and Firmino are assets for the club, then if we sell them this summer we will get less than they are truly worth for them. So we might as well use them so their skills contribute to us rather than another team benefitting from signing them at a cut price deal. The advantage of this is we can control the succession process for them on our own terms and in an organic way. Although they will lose their value as they see out their contracts with us, their successors' values will increase as they develop and become more regular members of the team.


13.) 10 May 2021 17:51:47
Decelticon - I wouldn’t be oppose to that idea. Like you said, we could push Salah into the 9 position.

Agreed, there are cheaper options out there. But if it’s a choice between ones we supposedly have an interest in i. e Adama, Dembele, Sarr or Sancho. I choose Sancho as I believe out of the four he has a higher ceiling. Sadly we don’t have an interest in Saka 😢.


14.) 10 May 2021 19:01:40
We need a proper Center forward. I’d sell mane and Firmino.


15.) 10 May 2021 19:29:03
I wouldn’t mind Raphinha from Leeds, myself.


16.) 10 May 2021 20:25:51
I agree Raphinia is a very good player but he is yet another who is far from a natural finisher. Someone we buy has to be able to actually put the ball in the back of the net.


17.) 11 May 2021 07:22:33
Raphinha all day long for me lads. he’s going to be a beast of a player.


 

 

06 Apr 2021 11:16:21
Hi Ed001,

Would a Gini replacement been necessary with Jones now establishing himself in the team?

Deceptikon

{Ed001's Note - probably not with Firmino able to drop deeper as well.}


1.) 06 Apr 2021 12:27:22
Thank you.


2.) 06 Apr 2021 15:01:50
I agree Ed 001 other areas to improve on Curtis well got Gini covered
Up the pool.


 

 

31 Mar 2021 11:05:29
Hi Ed001,

What's your opinion on Ryan Fredericks?

Would he make a good back up for TAA should Neco go on loan?

Deceptikon

{Ed001's Note - god know. Headless chicken who just runs very fast. Good technique but his crossing is poor. I wouldn't take him on a free if he wasn't being paid a salary.}


1.) 31 Mar 2021 11:29:22
I am a Fulham season ticket holder (so I can watch regular live football in London - still a liverpool fan though! ) and have watched Fredericks many many times while he was a fulham player.

He has unbelievable pace and would always knock the ball past a player and beat them to it. He would then have all the space and time in the world to find a player but 9/ 10 times he would either kick the ball out or just completely fluff the cross and ruin the chance. It became so expected that fans wouldn't even get that upset when he messed up his cross, we would just ironically cheer!

I would honestly rather Neco or Gomez as our backups.

Red Sandman.

{Ed001's Note - cheers Sandy.}


2.) 31 Mar 2021 11:42:13
If we sign Konate and send Williams on loan, he could cover RB if needed, as could Fabs. I'd rather keep Neco though and give him a few games as rotation, sub and/ or cups.


3.) 31 Mar 2021 11:42:13
If we sign Konate and send Williams on loan, he could cover RB if needed, as could Fabs. I'd rather keep Neco though and give him a few games as rotation, sub and/ or cups.


4.) 31 Mar 2021 11:56:03
Fabs needs to stay in midfield think that has shown to be obvious now. Keep Neco for cover.


5.) 31 Mar 2021 12:51:31
I don't understand? What's Neco done wrong. Seeing a lot of posts about sending him on loan etc.

He was MOTM for Wales the other night playing left wing back. Poor kid had one bad game in the Community Shield and hasn't had anywhere near enough respect since.

Everyone raves about Saka at Arsenal, but when we drew 0-0 with Arsenal in the cup, Williams had him in his pocket all game. Williams set up Jones's winning goal against Ajax too. He's not really had a competitive match for us where you'd say he played bad. Sure he's looked inexperienced but that tends to happen when you are (wait for it) inexperienced.

He's very good for a 19 year old. A player who can play RB, LB, RWB, LWB, RM, LM, RW and LW. A player who will eventually count as Homegrown and club developed. Been at the club since he was 6 years old. Christ, these are the kind of players Sir Alex built Man United's consistency on. Phil Neville, Wes Brown, John O'Shea and Nicky Butt were never world class but they were versatile and dependable squad players who knew what it meant to be a Man Utd player. Unless it is bothering Neco that he'll only make 15-20 appearances a season, it shouldn't bother us.


6.) 31 Mar 2021 14:20:19
Brilliant post MK.


7.) 31 Mar 2021 14:32:40
Well said MK. couldn't agree more. People tend to forget that he is a young lad and has plenty of potential left in him. Just remember how many people were tearing into Trent when he had that stinker against Martial and Utd all those years ago, and now look at what he has turned into.

Red Sandman.


8.) 31 Mar 2021 15:09:03
Good post MK. I think Liverpool has something like 92 million fans on social media platforms so I doubt 10-20 fans on here calling for Neco to go on loan will have any baring on his career. Plus even if 92 mill were calling for him to go on loan it would only be 1 opinion that matters and that’s Klopps. But that’s the beauty of Football all us unqualified people get to have a say. Imagine being stood in a garage telling the mechanic how to do his job whilst he works on your car. That’s why sport is so great because regardless of how clueless we are we still get an opinion but all opinions are good. Imagine a world of football where we all agreed on the same thing.


9.) 31 Mar 2021 15:18:28
Neco deserves more chances to show what he's got but the times he has played he's looked a bit green to me. he's full of industry and enthusiasm but lacking in defensive nous and end product. he's certainly full of potential but, despite being a full international, i think a loan would give him the experience he's lacking atm. Not quite LFC standard just yet but plenty of time to prove his worth.


10.) 31 Mar 2021 15:42:17
MKS, Neco is the scapegoat du jour depending on what side of bed his detractors wake up on.


11.) 31 Mar 2021 16:22:56
Good post, MKS. I really don't understand where the criticism for Neco comes from. He's a very talented kid that has a really talented kid in front of him who happens to be the best right back in the world. Not sure what more he could do.

I'll echo that sentiment for Kostas too. He's been unlucky with the timing of his injury as well as the injury crisis at CB which has meant Klopp has felt unable to rotate at fullback even when he was available for selection.

The only criticism we can level at any of our players this season is the effort made at Villa defeat, the attitude in the second half of the West Brom game and at a stretch, being disappointed at the quality of the finishing of our forwards.

{Ed001's Note - I think you are all getting the wrong end of the stick. It is not about criticising the lad, it is about getting him more experience playing regularly that most are talking about possibly sending him out on loan.}


12.) 31 Mar 2021 17:58:33
I think a lot of the people wanting him to go out on loan are saying it with the hope of someone being brought in at rightback which would more or less be the end of Neco's Lfc career though Ed! i just think some fans think we can afford two top players in every position like City, we can't and these kids that come through and are even good enough to be squad players for us are absolute gold-dust.


13.) 31 Mar 2021 18:57:40
Brilliant post Adam mate👍.


14.) 01 Apr 2021 09:30:02
@Adam, from my point of view, I rate him highly, for all of the reasons you have identified and mainly versatility coupled with age and club trained status.

I would only be in favour of loaning him out to keep him happy and get him experience. He may prefer that to sitting on the bench. However, if he was happy with 10-15 games next season, mainly in the cups and rotation for TAA when he was tired, I'd be more than happy to keep him.


15.) 01 Apr 2021 10:44:30
I can agree with that, JH. Some fans just want rid of some of our players (loan for Neco and out the door for Kostas, for ex. ) so they can fawn over some shiny new toy to replace them. And then when that does not happen (cos I think they know it won't), they can come back with the whole "FSG don't want to spend" or "Why can't we do like City" knowing full well we can't. Weird argument, really.

{Ed001's Note - I really don't think that is what people want with regards to Neco. They just want the lad to have a chance to play regularly and gain experience. No one has mentioned a right-back they would like to buy to replace him that I have seen.}


16.) 01 Apr 2021 11:55:21
Ed001, just on this site in the last 2 days i've seen Wilf Singo, Connor Bradley and in the original post on this thread, Ryan Fredericks.

There's also been a fair few posts saying Konate or Gomez can replace him as back up to the right back role.

Seen a lot of stuff across multiple social media and news platforms that suggest he's a player many want replaced too. It just seems a bit strange to me that out of nowhere in the international break it's become flavour of the week to loan him out or replace him. I was just wondering if something had happened that i'd missed but it seems to just be totally random.

{Ed001's Note - most of them are saying as cover while he goes out on loan, not to replace him. Again you are getting your knickers in a twist over nothing. As for social media, who gives a toss what a few morons on there have to say?}


17.) 01 Apr 2021 12:04:09
Maybe mate. I'm not particularly bothered if people think he needs to be replaced or simply loaned out. But i do strongly disagree with either of those options. Replacing him is unnecessary and loans rarely work out. A majority never play for their parent clubs again.

{Ed001's Note - I am with you mate, but I just don't think it is worth getting worked up over. The lad is a teenager learning the game and doing well enough imo.}


 

 

17 Feb 2021 07:04:51
Hi Ed001,

Do you think Klopp would give Takumi another chance or did his arrival come at a bad time when we were at our peak and didn't really need him?

Deceptikon

{Ed001's Note - I expect him to get another chance.}


1.) 17 Feb 2021 09:11:18
Ed1, that’s good to hear. Hopefully Klopp is on the same page as you as I do feel he has something to offer. Regarding Harvey Elliott, I know it’s a bit hard to answer right now as a lot can happen in the summer. But do you know or heard of Klopp’s plans for the lad next season. Or if it’s easier, what would you do with him. Loan him out again, maybe this time to a Premiership side or integrate him into the side.

{Ed001's Note - personally I would begin integrating him, but I don't know what the club plan to do. They will assess it in a sit-down with the lad and his reps at the end of the season.}


2.) 17 Feb 2021 09:30:04
Thank you Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}


3.) 17 Feb 2021 09:42:36
I hope son Ed. The guy is a talent and has immense ability, IMO.


4.) 17 Feb 2021 10:12:51
Yeah, he looked quality for RBS and if he's playing week in week out for us I'm sure he can hit those levels again.


5.) 17 Feb 2021 11:42:16
Harvey Eliiott needs to stay with Liverpool next season in order to qualify as club trained i think. I'm sure it is 2 years before your 19th birthday to qualify? With that in mind, another loan deal would be a terrible decision.

{Ed002's Note - One year.}


6.) 17 Feb 2021 12:12:45
That's good news then Ed002, thanks for clarifying. Correct me if i'm wrong but that would mean Elliott already qualifies as club trained now!

{Ed002's Note - Right, but it only becomes relevant when he reaches 21.}


7.) 17 Feb 2021 16:27:13
The kid is a talent.


8.) 17 Feb 2021 16:40:34
I really like the look of HE, but the last time I watched him he looked too lightweight, does anyone know if he has bulked up any yet?
I know when he played for us he was just a kid, but he is not much older now.
I believe that he has had a good season at Blackburn, and has been star man in a lot of games.
Maybe Mo's successor.


9.) 17 Feb 2021 17:28:02
Thanks for the reply Ed1. Kids a talent so hopefully he can get integrated into the squad next season.

{Ed001's Note - I like him a lot as a player. Not so sure about the hair or clothes like but he is quality, as Rafa would say.}


 

 

 

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31 Mar 2021 11:07:53
I feel that our front 3 have one more season in them. With Jota playing as well as he is and if we can sell Shaw, Origi and bring in a scoring no 9, we can challenge again.

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18 Mar 2021 13:35:24
I have to agree with MK and a lot of those who agree with MK's post. We seem to struggle to sell players. Markovic being one of them. And to an extent, Klopp and Edwards have to factor the damage that C.V. has done to the transfer market just by the way they structed the Jota deal. So if its good to apply affects of C.V. logic there, then we should apply it on the ones we seriously want to get rid of.

The same names keep popping up, Origi, Matip, Shaq, Takumi, Wilson, Karius, Ojo NEED to sold this next window. Simple as that. They are not making our bench strong at all.

The reality is that we fans who want these players gone may not know the ins and outs of transfers so we come on this platform to find someone to vent too and to side with us to feel better that others see what we see. Sad thing is, Klopp don't read this and he has his reasons why a tired Milner and unfit Shaq and light-weight Takumi and a goal-shy Origi is good enough for Liverpool.

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04 Mar 2021 14:57:49
Thank you Ed002.
With all these possible outs, who are our realistic targets in your opinion?

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{Ed002's Note - Liverpool will look to adding a CB (Kabak if he does well enough, else someone else from those previously discussed), a LWB if Tsimikas leaves - Larouci would be a good option at covered but is clearly not in the plans - but buying players as cover is always difficult), a CM player if Wijnaldum leaves (Grujic isn't in the plans - Bissouma would be a good option but another who is off to AFCON. Others have been mentioned but nothing is close to being firmed up. I expect a forward will also be added - whether there are others under consideration to those previously mentioned is not clear.}


 

 

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12 Feb 2021 06:33:37
With so many outs who are rarely available due to injury and on loan and won't be given a chance, let's hope that we get better replacements. Our team is burnt out because of over playing some players. We need a top squad of 16 players with the rest being made up of promising youngsters and so on.

Teams like Utd, Chelsea, City, Arsenal have strong squads whereas we rely solely on our first 11. Its time we are able to compete for the 4 trophies without diluting our quality.

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11 Feb 2021 12:12:50
Ed001,

I agree with Matip, Shaq, Milner (because of his age) and to an extent the players on loan must be sold. I have doubts about Ox just based on his serious injuries. I watched at the end of the Brighton game and he looked in pain. Im also worried that VVD and Gomez might not give us 60 games in a season. Having said that, would we not need another CB as well as the new boys who came in Jan?

I know you do not rate Keita and justifiably so but his technically better than most of our mids, if he can sustain his fitness, both he and Thiago will solidify our midfield. I would rather we let go of Gini and Milner for Bissouma and give Jones more chances in midfield.

With Shaq and Origi not being an upgrade or competition for our front 3, would not Elliot and Takumi fill in that void?

Thank you.

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{Ed001's Note - Keita is a lazy get, he has to be first out with his huge wages. It is lunacy to keep Keita.}


 

 

 

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12 May 2021 11:11:05
Appreciate your reply Ed001 but the fact is our midfield is aging and the back ups are injury prone so its time to move them on.

Jones is the future and must be given chances over Milner next season.

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12 May 2021 09:31:21
Ive said this before that we need 2 midfielders. The mere fact that were rely on Milner and City moved on Silva tells me where the difference lies.

I don't care they are different players but Milner will struggle to get into any of the other top sides on the EPL whilst Silva would have.

Its time that the KLopp forgets loyalty and move unreliable players out.

Deceptikon

{Ed001's Note - City didn't move on Silva. They offered him a new deal and he rejected it as he wanted to go home.}


 

 

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10 May 2021 14:55:37
Hi Alonso1786.

I will want to go for Sancho and move Salah in the 9 position. Jota will replace Mane.

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10 May 2021 13:17:16
Thank you. Appreciate your reply.

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22 Apr 2021 09:54:10
we need to keep Phillips, buy Kabak and Konate. sell Matip. Gomez and VVd will take time to get back to form and fitness.

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