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21 May 2020 11:34:58
Hi Eds, I know you have told us that Madrids priority is Mbappe this summer but with the financial situation as it is now and PSG not wanting to sell are we coming to a situation where they might switch fire to Mane. I'm sure we wouldn't want him to move on and he seems happy but I always worry when the 2 big Spanish clubs come calling. I may be worrying over nothing as Mane would also be very expensive and almost impossible to replace like for like.


{Ed002's Note - Madrid want to take Mbappe this summer but there is indeed resistance from PSG who don't want to sell. That situation may change is PSG can bring a player in that they desire. In terms of Sadio Mane, Real Madrid are still looking at a major revamp and are using Eden Hazard on the LW which was not their plan. They have plans to bring in a specific RW/S in mind and a couple of alternatives but are likely to hold on to Asensio who they would rather let move on once fully fit - which he may not have proven by the summer. They have a bunch of senior players they have available for horse trading, particularly James Rodriguez, Isco and Bale and will look to include them in any major deal. I am not aware of any direct approach to the club for Mane at this time and it sounds rather speculative that they would go down that route - but he will perhaps be in their thoughts as it is not working out terribly well for Vinicius Jr at this time either. Mane is also seen as a possible Neymar replacement by PSG and by Barcelona as an option to Neymar. But again - there has been no approach to Liverpool.}

1.) 21 May 2020 14:01:38
That's put my mind at ease a bit, just read that the finances involved for neymar might make it impossible for Barcelona this summer as clubs can't afford to invest in the players they wish to let go. Perhaps it will be next summer before the high profile moves return.

2.) 21 May 2020 17:33:25
Den, Mbape is coming to Liverpool, done deal 😎.



04 May 2017 18:27:46
Ed, really strange news breaking in the media that Real Madrid might be having a look at Georginio Wijnaldum as a utility player. I take it we can dismiss the news? He would be a really expensive utility player and has only been with us a year.


{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware. I am not so sure he would work as a utility player either.}

1.) 04 May 2017 19:30:47
It did seem one of the more odd rumours I've seen, it came out of Italy I believe and stated he was a back up option to hazard which in itself seems chalk and cheese.

{Ed002's Note - That does seem odd.}



31 Jan 2017 22:49:01
Sakho to palace confirmed, 2 mil loan fee seems a lot for 6 months though.


1.) 01 Feb 2017 02:44:52
Good deal for both parties - a shame as liked the guy and we could have done with a CB like him, but since Klopp has made up his mind good luck to him and hope he keeps Palace up.



12 Jan 2017 21:09:30
Ed, are Liverpool not interested at all in Saed Kolasinac. I would have thought we are still looking for a longer term solution at LB.


{Ed001's Note - such as Juanma! He has impressed as he has settled into English football.}

1.) 13 Jan 2017 00:34:57
very happy to hear that 001

{Ed001's Note - let's just hope he really has it.}

2.) 13 Jan 2017 05:06:08
You think is he ready for the 1st team soon? Read a few times of you praising him. Can't wait to watch him.

{Ed001's Note - I have not seen enough to judge him, but certainly the coaches believe he is growing into the English game.}

3.) 13 Jan 2017 06:46:53
lets at least give him a chance, milner proved us all wrong so let's see what this lad is made of, we might have the answer to our problems staring us in the face, his path to the 1st team must not be blocked other wise what sort of message are we sending out not only to him but to all the youngsters who are impressing the coaches, not all of them will make it but let's at least give them a chance.

4.) 13 Jan 2017 10:41:46
Has a great throw in on him apparently!

5.) 13 Jan 2017 12:42:47
I`m eager to see him play as Ed has mentioned numerous times that the coaches think he`s the real deal.

6.) 13 Jan 2017 11:03:19
Cheers ed, I didn't realise he was so highly rated. I presume they will assess it in the summer and if he carries on improving will be given a shot pre season.

{Ed001's Note - unless injuries force him to get a shot.}

7.) 13 Jan 2017 19:02:57
Has there ever been talk of Milner playing right back, as we've had a few looks at some left backs. I know he's been excellent and a little harsh to shunt him again, just wondering. I know clyne's popularity is divided. For me he's so close to being another finan. Perhaps some competition might bring his game up like it did with finan.



06 Apr 2016 17:09:06
With Athletico looking unlikely to be able to do business with Chelsea for Costa this summer, do the eds know if there is any substance to the stories that they may be looking to benteke as an alternative?
I don't believe the quoted newspaper figures for a second but just wondered if they would be a likely buyer?


{Ed001's Note - I have not heard of any interest from them.}




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22 Apr 2021 18:17:33
Question for Ed02 if he is around, what is your take on Florentino Perez and his behaviour at the moment? He seems to be sticking to the delusion that the ESL is still a goer and has managed to get Laporta to make a statement in support of it also. On the face of it he seems to be an incredibly successful businessman and he has been around the game forever so surely would know when to let go?


{Ed002's Note - Perez will continue to look at options for the future of European football with his friends in Boston. Right now he is coming across as idiosyncratic as he seems to have lost where reality is.}

1.) 22 Apr 2021 20:14:56
It's like he wants to give Donald Trump a run for his money, absolutely lost the plot.

2.) 22 Apr 2021 19:48:32
I couldn't have put it better myself Ed002.

3.) 22 Apr 2021 21:02:45
Have you met Perez in person Ed002 out if interest mate?

{Ed002's Note - Several times. He has been very hands on over the years.}

4.) 22 Apr 2021 21:57:20
Couldn't believe he was moaning that the top few clubs don't make any money. They make far greater revenue but also spend more to stay at the top.
You can't complain that other clubs stay within their means but you don't.
If you want to make money try spending less, however, you'll win less too.

5.) 23 Apr 2021 03:56:27
{Ed002's Note - Several times. He has been very hands on over the yeras. }

This proves, after all these years, that Ed002 is in fact a woman and part of the #metoo (Ed002) movement.

And obviously she uses a voice changer for the sharkopods. It’s all so clear now!

6.) 23 Apr 2021 09:18:31
ED02, Afluenza can do that to a billionaire, I reckon.



20 Apr 2021 19:34:11
Ed what kind of punishment are Liverpool and Unt looking at if they come back cap in hand? Could they be frozen out? Fines? Points deduction? I get the impression they are the 2 teams facing potentially catastrophic reprocussions as you mentioned.


{Ed002's Note - The league have taken legal advice but I don’t think they have a final answer. But they are committed to leave, so if they wish to return the deal is simple, it would be in the National League. Realistically could they take up places in the Champions League - a tournament they wished to destroy. Will they be apologising to this clubs where they misrepresented the deal to? Klopp will be livid.

1.) 20 Apr 2021 20:13:34
Would you care to elaborate how the deal was misrepresented? For the life of me I can't understand how these high powered businessmen had the wool pulled over their eyes.

{Ed002's Note - The individual involved lied to the clubs.}

2.) 20 Apr 2021 20:19:45
Eds Am I reading this right that Liverpool will be in the National League next season?

{Ed002's Note - Not until they return from their breakaway league.}

3.) 20 Apr 2021 20:29:05
Surely its not the players and manager who should sufer here as they knew nowt about this,

4.) 20 Apr 2021 20:29:12
Wow will that apply to all clubs?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

5.) 20 Apr 2021 20:52:12
Just Liverpool and Utd or all 6, Ed? What a crying shame that the players and staff are so heavily punished when they had no idea what was going on.

{Ed002's Note - I cannot even imagine Liverpool looking to take up any European places for at least a couple of years. It won’t impact the other sides.}

6.) 20 Apr 2021 22:37:27
Ed002 How can it not impact the other sides? Not even United? That’s insane!

{Ed002's Note - It depends whether either club has any scruples at all.}

7.) 20 Apr 2021 22:39:53
Ed2, do Liverpool need to leave PL to setup the super league?

{Ed002's Note - They don’t think so but that is the view of FIFA, UEFA and the PM.}



07 Sep 2020 17:00:23
Just read a report that we might be willing to sell Brewster for as low as £20 million. Hopefully it's made up reports but villa, Palace and shef unt interested aparantly.


1.) 07 Sep 2020 17:07:26
Unless we're desperate to get the money in to fund a purchase, I don't see that happening.

2.) 07 Sep 2020 17:27:04
I'd hate to sell Brewster for £20 mil. He's young and looks pretty good. I don't think he's the one to sell to fund Thiago. Plus I think he gives the front three competition to keep it up, having him on their coattails for a starting spot will be good motivation. Like Eds said, once we won the prem we lost motivation, can't have that anymore when young lads are showing promise and hungry for game time.

3.) 07 Sep 2020 17:53:22
Brewster's millions.

4.) 07 Sep 2020 18:09:10
Brewster could be one we may regret selling.

5.) 07 Sep 2020 18:47:54
If someone sanctions the brewster sale while origi remains at the club then they need sacking. I saw a lot. of him while at Swansea and he is a natural finisher. Give the kid a chance as i feel he's a better option than Divock.

6.) 07 Sep 2020 18:56:31
Rigsby, that was Richard Pryor at his finest IMO, man. Brilliant movie. Now regarding Brewster being sold, it will only be cause we are desperate for cash like Something-Red said. I don't see that happening.

7.) 07 Sep 2020 19:00:12
Relax RedDan, highly likely this is incorrect and just speculation. Of course the clubs can be interested but I'd be shocked if we would be willing to do business at £20M.

8.) 07 Sep 2020 19:03:39
I tend to agree, if we let brewster go it would be crazy.

9.) 07 Sep 2020 19:08:38
Am I the only one that would Flog him. I just don’t see a future in him playing upfront for Liverpool. IMO he’s Hyped up like many others before him. Jones on the other hand, he’ll be a star that kid.

10.) 07 Sep 2020 19:37:29
Ditto LFC8.
I’d take £20 million for him.

11.) 07 Sep 2020 19:50:14
I don't think he is hyped up at all. He is a very good player but I do worry how he fits in to our current system. No doubting his quality, I just see him replacing Mane or Salah adequately and I don't see him having Firmino's energy or skill. If Klopp was open to changing system to accommodate Brewster's skill set then he is definitely a keeper for me.

12.) 07 Sep 2020 20:19:43
If he is not going to be used, then sell with a buy back clause.

13.) 07 Sep 2020 20:23:54
You have to think about it from a business point of view.
We recently got him for not much and can make a good few million. We tend to talk about millions of pounds on here as of its smarties. Most of us won't see 1mil in our lifetimes.

We did it with dom solanke, but although I think dom is a decent player, much better than he's looked for Bournemouth. He was inches away from scoring 5-10 goals for us. Brewster is the better player.
I feel if he could get on a run he could be good for us. Thing is, we don't really play with an out and out no9. Does he fit?

I haven't seen much of him but I really like origi. I really don't understand why he is so undervalued here. He scored the goals that won us the champions league. The premier league was more important for us, but now we've won it I think we can say that the cl is the bigger trophy. He should be worshipped. Brewster is a green kid. With tonnes of potential and needs to be playing. Is he going to play much here?

In an ideal world I'd keep him. But if we can make some profit to put to areas we could really improve, then I'm fine with it. It's not an ideal world. Especially at the moment.

14.) 07 Sep 2020 20:23:58
If we selling too fund another attacker, I am with klopp all the way!

15.) 07 Sep 2020 20:25:08
I've been saying all summer that if he is not in the first team plans, we should sell him. Personally i'd keep him over Origi but if Klopp sees it the other way then who am i to argue with the man who delivered No.6 and No.19 🤷‍♂️.

16.) 07 Sep 2020 21:02:58
How can fans be happy to sell someone we have seen so little of? Surely he should be given a chance before leaving permanently. Criticising a young striker for being a goal scorer baffles me.

17.) 07 Sep 2020 21:57:36
maybe we're selling to make room for wilson.

18.) 07 Sep 2020 21:44:32
Brewster ain’t be sold will he Ed?

{Ed002's Note - That is hardly a sentence.}

19.) 08 Sep 2020 03:09:06
Don’t worry, Daretodream, he be ain’t that.

20.) 08 Sep 2020 04:20:06
Before his injury, Brewster looking very threatening. Since then he seems to have lost some pace and has had to remodel his game imo. Id like to think he is going to make it into our team but im not convinced (having said that i didn't see much of him during his time at Swansea) . Pretty certain Ed001 has done a player profile on him.



27 Aug 2020 23:33:12
I have no idea if mane stays or goes but I'm not sure why it would come as a massive shock if he does. The front 3 are all 28 and FSG will want to sell before contracts wind down or they get too old, when we talk about signings the Eds constantly tell us that there are worries about sell on potential if they are over a certain age. If the intention is to rebuild a younger side over the next 2/ 3 years then it would make sense that you might look to move one of mo or mane on in the next 12 months and find a younger replacement, the trouble is I don't think one exists at their level. We have VVD, Hendo, wiji, mane, salah and firmino all 28 or over we are not a super rich club and can't afford for all of them to get old, I can see 3 or 4 of the 6 moving on in the next 2 to 3 years.


{Ed0666's Note - Klopp has some rebuild to do and if he sacrifices Mane to start it than so be it. I think selling him is a little premature as he’s only just turned 28 and would harm us more than benefit us in the short to medium term. As I said in a previous thread I’d be shocked if he was sold in the next few weeks.

1.) 28 Aug 2020 00:05:08
I guess that is the nature of the beast with investors though, at 28 their value is high (perhaps €120mil) this time next year at 29 it will be less and in their 30s they are not bringing in mega money so you would assume if they want to maximise return some of the higher end players will need to move on in the next 2 years. It's a fine balance though because if they get it wrong we're right back where we were 4 years ago.

2.) 28 Aug 2020 06:48:08
Den82, selling the best players in the team (no, Coutinho was not one of them) rarely works in the said team’s favour.
If we start selling the likes of Mané, that lovely growth we’ve seen in the last few years, built off the back of winning trophies and having world class players, will flatline. It is short-sighted to be considering letting a player of his quality leave at age 28.



23 Aug 2020 16:02:51
Looks like the decision up top is to either keep origi and let brewster go on loan for the season or let origi move on and keep brewster with the first team. I have no idea if the club is any closer to a decision on what to do next but I read that Leeds fancy both players so could offer a solution whatever decision is made.


1.) 23 Aug 2020 16:34:50
Just out of curiosity what do you think we could get for Origi if we were to sell him? Are we talking 20-30 mill.
I watched Brewster a few times live last season and he didn’t really do a lot in open play but he came alive if there was a chance in and around the box. He did a lot better after lockdown mind and I know there are a lot of teams interested in him. For me Brewster offers something different to what we have which is a natural no 9 finisher but I think he needs to work on his overall game play in the front 3 not for it to be a big drop off if or when he replaces one of them in a game.

2.) 23 Aug 2020 18:39:13
I'd worry for Brewster going on loan to Leeds, purely because for some reason, Bielsa just absolutely loves Patrick Bamford. Surely Brewster is better and should dislodge him but I'd be so miffed if Rhian was on the bench and Bamford started every game.

3.) 23 Aug 2020 18:43:58
The choice is straight forward to me.
Brewster is not versatile enough for this Liverpool team, he doesn’t fit naturally anywhere in the formation.
He’s not a wide man and he can’t do the Firmino / Minamino role.
He’s a decent 20 year old kid but he’s no Owen or Fowler and not good enough for the first team yet.
It’s as simple as that.
I feel he’ll go put on loan again. And probably, at some point, he’ll need to leave.

4.) 23 Aug 2020 18:57:44
One of the world's most prolific goal scorers, ever, was Gerd Muller. A very strange looking man. Short stubby legs. Very low center of gravity. And just basically parked himself in the opposition's penalty area or thereabouts. Sometimes he barely did anything at all for 89 minutes. And then somehow he would score a goal or two in the 90th minute. Over a career of 15 years with Bayern Munich he scored 565 goals in 605 games. Think about that - that's almost a goal a game over 15 years (and it's a higher goal/ game ratio than Messi and Ronaldo) . And for Germany he scored 68 goals over 62 games. I'd be more than happy if Brewster turns out anything even remotely close to Muller. Not very active or athletic or noticeable, but always knew how to slot the ball into the net once they got the ball to him. Always knew the right position to be in, a goal poacher. It'd be the perfect compliment to Firmino, and perhaps even allowing you to work with a lethal 4-2-3-1.

{Ed0666's Note - surely you couldn’t replicate the way Muller played in modern times as the offside rule has changed immeasurably and and in a continuum since the 1960’s and defenses play a higher line? I’m gonna go on record and say I don’t think Brewster is ready for us at the moment he needs another successful loan before he should be incorporated into the team.

5.) 23 Aug 2020 19:21:43
Granted Ed0666, I'll accept that there's a gulf in talent between Brewster and Muller, and that some of the rules were different, but my point was that you don't have to be a super athletic, hyper active CF to be helpful to the team; something that some posters are complaining about. You don't need to be a clone of Firmino to succeed in Klopp's system. My view is that it's time for him to be given his shot and it'll be up to him to either sink or swim. I don't think his decent enough performance with Swansea was a fluke. If he sinks, he'll follow the Ings path of loans and eventual sale, and perhaps better performance elsewhere.

{Ed0666's Note - I hear ya mate but I don’t think we have the luxury to assimilate a player who is not ready (only my opinion I’m not speaking for others). A lot will depend on sales of course but if he gets a loan to a premiership team with guarantees he will play surely we have to take it no? I respect your advocacy and endorsement of Brewster but he’s no Owen or Fowler there’s no evidence of that prodigious talent that both Robbie and Micheal had at the same age. We’re gonna have to beg to differ on this one mate.

6.) 23 Aug 2020 19:29:17
ArAy1969, Gerd Muller is a living legend and arguably the most lethal natural goal scorer to ever walk the face of the earth, IMO. Mentioning Muller and Brewster, a wide eyed 20 yr old still learning the game at the highest level, in the same sentence is just plain wrong.

IMO, Brewster needs experience playing regularly in high pressure situations is what he needs in terms of diversifying his overall hame cos if he can’t, he won’t make it at LFC as a CF the way Klopp wants that position played.

7.) 23 Aug 2020 19:44:21
Gerd Muller wouldn’t get in our side ArAy though Pele or Cruyff might 😀
Brewster’s situation has echoes of that of Suso from a while back.
Ironically, if it were 2012/ 13, Brewster could look forward to getting game time but it’s not, and the quality bar has been raised so much higher.

8.) 23 Aug 2020 20:39:56
Lewandowski played under Klopp and is an out and out striker like Brewster. I can't see how Brewster could not be part of the squad yes Origi plays out wide but it does not suit him and down the middle I would have Brewster every day of the week over Origi. I all so don't see any reason Bobby and Brewster could not play together Klopp did it with Salah and Bobby with Shaq down the right. Against the teams that sit back I think a goal scorer like Brewster is just what we need there was a lot of chances missed last season that this season might cost us a lot of points.

9.) 23 Aug 2020 21:00:49
Holy Bananas, do you guys even read the posts before joining flash mobs to dance on each other's heads? I clearly said I was not comparing quality but rather the style of not being a wide range player (like Firmino) . You can be more static, but if you score enough goals, you can be just as effective. But fine, we disagree, and that's that. I can meet you, after the UCL final, down the road, in body armour. For "further discussion" of course. 😜.

10.) 23 Aug 2020 21:55:14
Calm down lads we’ll be comparing him to the GOAT Sean Dundee next with all the names being thrown around.




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22 Apr 2021 17:44:58
I'm not sure the SPFL and the SFA would see it that way.




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22 Apr 2021 17:42:57
I wonder if the higher end players may look to run down their contracts so that moves are still possible. Clubs are still looking for top end money that doesn't seem to be available.




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20 Apr 2021 19:05:25
I'm not sure the Liverpool and Unt owners can easily back down from it now having driven the agenda, the damage is done. Will everyone just accept us back with open arms? No ramifications? They have actively opened legal proceedings to block attempts to stop it happening, I'm not sure it's forgivable.




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13 Apr 2021 11:45:58
You say Barnes would be better value but if he were to move he would be very, very expensive.




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16 Oct 2020 14:44:54
Kane was sold for £1.25mil.


{Ed002's Note - Another shame isn't it. Another "club developed" player leaving.}




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14 May 2021 06:43:30
Are they letting arsenal back into the tournament mark? 😂.




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03 May 2021 19:42:51
I think they will move WBA Vs Liverpool to the 12th and Man Unt Vs Liverpool will be the 16th. It does seem a bit harsh on WBA as they pretty much need to win every game now and of course had nothing to do with yesterday but can't see any other way to get the game in.




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23 Apr 2021 14:38:17
Why is everyone so adamant that a fine will just hit the owners in their pockets? Surely they only effect would be that they pay a bill instead of making signings?




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22 Apr 2021 20:14:56
It's like he wants to give Donald Trump a run for his money, absolutely lost the plot.




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29 Mar 2021 14:49:58
Kabak will only retain that valuation if he continues to play though. if we sign konate he will be 4th choice at best.