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12 Feb 2024 10:10:47
Hello ed2 hope u well. U have said previously that lfc one of clubs to approach alonso repersentives to see what's his situation is next season. Would u be able to say who other clubs are? Reason I ask is I think he head and shoulders best candidate for us and wondering who competition will be to get him.


{Ed002's Note - Xabi Alonso (C) A popular choice for clubs and having a great season at Bayer Leverkusen, but very inexperienced, although there will be interest in him from Liverpool, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United. Has made no secret of a desire to follow Ancelotti at Real Madrid - but that won't be until 2026 so they can be discounted at this time although he has the support of Carlo Ancelotti. If he were to win the league this season it would likely make it very difficult for him to leave. There are no clauses in his contract allowing him to leave to join them.}

1.) 12 Feb 2024 10:25:21
Didn't he said that he would like to manage Liv at some point in his career?

2.) 12 Feb 2024 10:37:07
Can’t see him coming to us. Probably stay another year then go to Madrid. He more than likely has a bigger affiliation to them than us, and if that’s the case then would you want him for a season or two? I wouldn’t I want someone who prepared to stay.

3.) 12 Feb 2024 13:13:03
Thanks for response. Not be that simple to get him then. Hope we do as I'm not too sure of the quality of the alternatives.

4.) 12 Feb 2024 13:34:17
Am not sure he would have a bigger affiliation to Madrid over us with this statement he made when playing for them.
am still a Liverpool fan and will be forever, absolutely" and that he will raise his Liverpool-born son as a Red supporter.

5.) 12 Feb 2024 14:01:14
His first choice is very much Liverpool going from the recordings I have seen. His family support Liverpool.

6.) 12 Feb 2024 14:46:47
@ Grino. I don’t think he would choose another premier league team over us if we was in for him too. That’s the level of Isupport for us I think he has. But us v Madrid different story.

7.) 12 Feb 2024 14:48:42
Not only is he coming to liverpool, but his club are now putting out feelers for their next manager. He will fit right in, and take us to another level, heard that he is also bringing over his best centre back, but not 3 players that has been mentioned.

8.) 12 Feb 2024 15:03:21
Ed02, why would winning the league make it difficult for him to leave? Just curious.

{Ed002's Note - There will be a huge push to keep him at the club where he is very happy if he wins the league.}

9.) 12 Feb 2024 15:03:41
Real Madrid are the only thing preventing us from landing Xabi IMO. Carlo until 2026 means we lock him in this summer or miss out (or we wait until Madrid are finished with him) .

Ed02 funny you say that. I actually thought winning the Bundesliga would make it easier for him to depart. What a hero to take them from relegation zone to champions in under two years. Especially for a club often mocked for bottling it. I don't see how he tops that as Bayern and even Dortmund will likely be stronger next season and i expect the opposite for Leverkuson with so many eyes on their players. But then again l, he might want to stay and ride that wave and see what he can do with them in the CL. Just my opinion

Amorins Sporting are also playing serious football. Really like them and he seems to have a way about. Maybe a good 2nd choice.

10.) 12 Feb 2024 15:27:21
L8 he is a Liverpool fan so I think he would love to manage us didn’t only leave because of a fall out with Rafa when he tried forcing him out of the club to replace his Barry.
I think he will be the Liverpool manager next season but only time will tell.

11.) 12 Feb 2024 15:44:09
From what I am hearng it's a done deal.

12.) 12 Feb 2024 15:46:49
There are countless interviews on YouTube where he says Liverpool is his second home and that we hold the fondest memories in his career. His family are also Liverpool fans. Not me saying it but it’s there for everyone to see. He also said he hopes our paths cross and he gets to manage us one day. If we approach him, I think it would be extremely difficult for him to turn us down. Let’s see what happens though.

13.) 12 Feb 2024 16:42:18
I can’t see him choosing Man U or Chelsea if LFC are interested.
Let’s be honest, Chelsea is a bit of a merry-go-round, they go through managers quicker than we go through Prime Ministers.
Man U - a club in a very long transition.

14.) 12 Feb 2024 21:41:12
We need a Manager who has suffered ups and downs, somwone who has walked through the storms. Alonso has none of that.

15.) 12 Feb 2024 21:46:35
Xabi Alonso is coming to Anfield as our next manager……. That’s my opinion……. No inside knowledge on the matter……. but I have a similar feeling to the time when we brought Klopp in… I just kinda knew he would come…… and that turned out as I had hoped

It’s just meant to be.

16.) 12 Feb 2024 22:30:20
Leek, based on your logic, who would you suggest? Sam Allardyce?

17.) 12 Feb 2024 22:31:52
Can’t see anyone but Xabi.

18.) 12 Feb 2024 22:41:18
I don't see him at another PL side if Liverpool are interested. I can't think of a manager who has moved clubs to a direct rival club so Bayern would be a contentious move, as would Barcelona if he has ambitions in Madrid. My guess is he moves to Liverpool or stays at Bayer.

19.) 13 Feb 2024 06:17:52
I think Leek would love Big Sam at the club, so he can say how unambitious FSG are. Personally I'd go for Neil Warnock.

FSG OUT. So unambitious.

20.) 13 Feb 2024 07:40:30
Good morning ed002,
Just our of interest, who would be your first choice to replace Klopp?


{Ed002's Note - I think Alonso would be a good choice. I expect Klopp would support Julian Nagelsmann.}

21.) 13 Feb 2024 10:19:48
Hi eds, i would choose Julian Nagelsmann ahead of Alonso. Alonso could crumble badly if face with adversity e. g losing league by 1 pt or losing CL final, or faced with injury crisis.

22.) 13 Feb 2024 10:48:44
Alonso is a humble, quiet man, who I believe will be lead by a longer term vision. If BL win the league and get into the CL as champs, surely he will stay for another season.
At the same time, it seems clear that LFC and RM are his two dream tickets as a manager, and perhaps a long stint at each is what beckons.

23.) 13 Feb 2024 12:17:02
@ Centrepoint, humility is nice but not required for top manager. Is Paisley a humble man? He said the" only 2 teams Merseyside joke. "

We need a serial winner, someone who has suffered failure, who can pick up pieces if things don't go as planned and go get the next one.

{Ed001's Note - that wasn't Paisley. Please don't make up nonsense out of ignorance. Paisley was one of the most humble men ever. Your ignorance is astonishing.}

24.) 13 Feb 2024 17:54:31
Bayern will do what they do best and poach the best players from them to make it a one horse race again so pointless him staying if that happens.

25.) 14 Feb 2024 06:27:41
No thankyou to Julian Nagelsmann. His wife couldn't trust him, so neither will I.

26.) 14 Feb 2024 18:03:37
Has your account been hacked leek? You never used to post such nonsense in the past. Or am I mistaken?

With regards the new manager, I, like most of is would love to see Alonso.
He’d be given time due to the affiliation the fans have with him. He plays progressive football, Bayer are always looking to play forwards and move up the pitch. The formations he uses would very much suit the players Liverpool have in the squad right now and on top of all of that I think he’ll become a great manager.
Only thing is I would hate for the expectation to be so great that if, for whatever reason, he didn't join, where does that leave the club? I personally like Nagelsmann, has a touch of the Brendan Rodgers about him but I think a very good coach. Outside of those two Im a little lost for candidates that aren't an even bigger gamble.
Certainly going to be a very important summer in the short to medium term for the club.

27.) 14 Feb 2024 19:39:02
Whenever we hype things up such as Bellingham being a shoe-in, it all goes a bit Pete Tong. However we have a habit of getting a rough diamond who goes on to be a great fit. Alonso is a great fit but i cannot help feeling that he will either stay where he is and take Bayer Leverkusen on their Champions League journey or one of the Spanish giants nick him. Hopefully he comes. This may depend on who we recruit as Director of Football, as they will need to be singing off the same hymn sheet. I take it as Red that the owners will frank the plan. At the moment let's concern ourselves with the task in hand and leave the powers that be to get the job done, whatever that will be. They have been mostly spot on over the last 10 years so trust them.

28.) 14 Feb 2024 19:54:00
Scouse john, depends if he likes the loyalty and love of the Liverpool fans or take the risk of the Madrid fans turning on him and having 2 years at Madrid if he can, he would take the job at Liverpool if offered, we need to offer him it, i'm sure we are working hard on it, winning Bundesliga would be the perfect send off, no one else gives a feeling that would soften the blow of Klopp going, can't think of anyone who comes close?



07 Sep 2023 18:17:08
Hello ed2 hope u keeping well. Do u know why Saudis have waited so late into window to bid for salah? Salah is obviously interested as they wouldn't have bid in 1st place if he wasnt. Seems to me if they hadve come with these sorts of bids 2 months liverpool wouldn't have been able to refuse it as they would've then been able to reinvest it in other areas. Bidding now lfc have no time to then use funds to bolster team.


{Ed002's Note - They previously made their interest known and have returned after having a bid rejected. I have explained my expectations and I stand by those. Another year at Liverpool then a move.

1.) 07 Sep 2023 19:05:43
Ed002 if I may, I understand you think a move next summer seems likey and probably best for all parties if I'm honest. My question is transfer fee. I understand he will be a year older and only 1 year left on contract but would you think lfc could still negotiate a 100m fee or close to?

{Ed002's Note - Possibly.}

2.) 08 Sep 2023 06:50:14
Agree totally. This is definitely mos last season. Quick question if you have time Ed.
Obviously we would struggle to replace like for like so probably would look to replace output over a number of positions. If you had 200m who would you buy?

{Ed002's Note - What makes you think Liverpool will have £200M to spend on players?}

3.) 08 Sep 2023 08:53:05
I thought they only bidding last fortnight or so. Yes I think next summer he will go as well . I'm glad we didn't take money as we've started season well and in each of 4 games we've improved steadily. I think selling a starting player could upset the applecart

4.) 08 Sep 2023 09:46:36
We have 200m cos we didn’t spend 115m on Caicedo and we’re going to get 400m from Saudis. So that’s 200m ed2 ?

For Mo, I’m genuinely surprised there isn’t more chat about him leaving the worlds elite league. When we were debating the merits of extending MO’s contract, some fans made the case that he could be performing in the top leagues into his late 30s like Messi and CR7. Where’s that chat gone? Does Mo not have that ambition?

5.) 08 Sep 2023 10:24:58
Faith, I imagine there’s somewhat more factors to his desire than playing in our league alone, family etc.

6.) 08 Sep 2023 10:39:01
Why don't the Saudis just but lfc and have done.

7.) 08 Sep 2023 11:10:23
How do we know he doesn't have that desire? hearing on here he's leaving the last 6 years and yet he's still here doing Mo things.

8.) 08 Sep 2023 11:49:17
Well if he left to go to the Saudi league then we’d know he doesn’t have the desire to be the best anymore.

I’m just saying I’m surprised that there is very little chatter about his ambition over earning a payday. Especially given that much of the argument to extend him was that he’d deliver at an elite level for the duration of the contract.

9.) 08 Sep 2023 12:29:45
I think one factor in if he wants to leave is the chance we have of winning the very top trophies again.
And also Mo’s fitness levels as well.
If he thinks he’s still got another year after this one of performing at the top level and with a realistic chance of bagging one last big trophy, I think he might stay longer.
I know everyone’s got their price but I always thought Mo’s main ambition was to win the big prizes rather than be a museum piece in some desert.
If he thinks he can realistically play till his mid 30s and beyond like ronaldo then there’s plenty of time to make the lucrative but career ending move.
Just my thoughts anyway, I’m sure the club are already looking and semi prepared for his departure whenever that may be. All good things must come to an end and I’m looking forward to see how the club adapts and moves on, we have sometimes done better when a superstar moves on (coutinho) and we have sometimes messed it up (suarez) so it will be interesting to see how well the club copes (or doesn’t)

10.) 08 Sep 2023 18:12:29
We have to stop thinking that Saudi Arabia isn't serious about football anymore, they seem serious about taking over everything else in business terms, this part of the world and quite a bit of the West are on its knees in financial terms in comparison! Times are changing why wouldn't the football world?

11.) 08 Sep 2023 18:21:23
There is no way of 200 mil for Salah with a year left on contract. Its not rocket science so stop wasting the Eds' time.

12.) 08 Sep 2023 22:09:04
What’s to stop Mo extending his contract at Liverpool? I’d say after this season he might well have another 2 or 3 years at the top and might still want to challenge for honours in Europe. There are, potentially, a number of possibilities. For all we know this might turn out to be his best season yet.

13.) 09 Sep 2023 21:45:49
I’m pretty sure centre backs will be the main area of focus next summer as well as replacing Mo.

14.) 09 Sep 2023 23:12:11
Faith, Mo Salah is quite possibly the greatest Muslim player of all time, and has an opportunity to be a star as a muslim country emerges as a football destination.

The draw for both Mo and the Saudis must be immense.

15.) 11 Sep 2023 13:36:54
Quite possibly the greatest Muslim player of all time? I love Salah, but there are Muslim players who'd probably like to have a word with you, about stretching things (even if you're saying possibly) .

Like Zinedine Zidane, Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante, Mesut Ozil, Karim Benzema, Yaya Touré, Riyad Mahrez, Franck Ribery, Éric Abidal, Ilkay Gundogan, amongst others. Even Sadio would probably like a word with you.

16.) 11 Sep 2023 13:44:09
And just to add, since you brought it up, there is no such thing as an "immense draw". The Gulf Arabs dislike the other Arabs and it's the same vice versa. This narrative of Muslims and Arabs being homogenous and in absolute love with each other is completely false.

But yes, Salah will go over and play over there for the money. Just like any other professional footballer.

17.) 15 Sep 2023 04:03:17
I always found it strange that everyone assumes Salah is drawn to Saudi Arabia. Tons of people get rich and leave Saudi Arabia for the UK and elsewhere. I have no idea what Salah thinks about Saudi Arabia or how much he enjoys living in Liverpool or anywhere else. It's strange as people have different things that push their buttons. Shouldn't Jordan Henderson be drawn toward not going to SA according to the "Muslim/ Not Muslim" formula? And yet, Salah remains and Henderson does not.

Everybody ranks the variables differently. For all we know Mo Salah really does not want to play in SA. There's every possibility that's true.



30 Jun 2023 18:19:13
Hello ed2 hope u well. Do u know did we receive a loan fee for carvalho from Leipzig?


{Ed002's Note - Yes there will be.}

1.) 30 Jun 2023 20:22:00
Good thought there would be. Thanks.

2.) 30 Jun 2023 20:22:00
Good thought there would be. Thanks.



01 Jun 2023 19:45:40
Hello ed2 hope you keeping well. How do you see the man city issue with the charges that is put against them. do you think it will run on 2-4 years as is being reported? Do you think they will be found guilty? I don't know all that much about it bar what I've read, senic in me says even if they guilty they have enough money and power to run this threw the courts for years. In saying that 115 or so charges is an awful lot, the premier league I presume wouldn't have charged them with that amount without being confident some would stick.


{Ed002's Note - Charges will be dealt with individually so it will take time.}

1.) 01 Jun 2023 23:08:57
I would imagine a big fine, their legal team will be untouchable.

2.) 02 Jun 2023 00:50:06
Ed002 is correct, it will take time, time barring….

3.) 02 Jun 2023 09:09:28
Basically, no one knows anything about timelines or outcomes and when there is a conclusion then little to no tangible punishment will be wrought. We should all just forget about this as anything other than an extra bill for their legal department.

The only suitable outcome would be relegation from the football league IMO to work their way up again, seeing how many of their stars would stay, forced to start again properly etc. If that doesn't deter then nothing will.

4.) 02 Jun 2023 11:08:05
Should Man City be found guilty after the evidence hearings, then, when the wrong doing was found to have happened and season that preceded that wrong doing, example, summer of 2022 - then all titles in the 2022 -23 period should be stripped imo.

Again that’s an example, any season that was effected by over spending which gave advantage through purchases and wages, as above stripped along with the financial gains of if any cup or title wins also.

5.) 02 Jun 2023 11:23:47
No doubt just enough time for the statute of limitations again.

6.) 02 Jun 2023 11:35:27
Do fines come out of the club's FFP qualifying budget or the bottomless pit of the state-backed Group?

7.) 02 Jun 2023 12:55:49
Danny there are no legal timelines in this case.

8.) 02 Jun 2023 11:56:31
I don't think the FA charges have a statute of limitations so they can't go down that route again. It'll most likely just be a fine.

9.) 02 Jun 2023 12:05:37
I'm admittedly cynical about this whole situation. I don't think anything will come of it. City have too much money to allow it to happen. Yes, very cynical view.

10.) 02 Jun 2023 12:45:38
Great point Pelican.

11.) 02 Jun 2023 15:59:46
@1jj let's hope that stands true but seen it said they are arguing rule changes that happend after they cooked so prob trying to get off on technicality again with accounts that have more fiction then harry potter series.

12.) 02 Jun 2023 11:56:31
I don't think the FA charges have a statute of limitations so they can't go down that route again. It'll most likely just be a fine.

13.) 02 Jun 2023 12:05:37
I'm admittedly cynical about this whole situation. I don't think anything will come of it. City have too much money to allow it to happen. Yes, very cynical view.



21 Apr 2023 10:14:42
Hello ed2 hope u well? With kelleher departure looking envitable this summer, on previous posts u had mentioned that he had loan options, i can't see any recent posts where permanent sale is mentioned. Do u know is idea to sell him or loan him? If it to sell him do u know what clubs interested.


{Ed002's Note - Celtic have a declared interest.}

1.) 21 Apr 2023 12:18:03
Can celtic afford to pay 30 million though.

2.) 21 Apr 2023 12:55:40
Well he won’t go for £30 million for a start and I guess it would be difficult for Kelleher to turn a Celtic move down. I think it would be a good move for him and it would certainly give him the exposure to enhance his career, providing he’s good enough.

3.) 21 Apr 2023 13:49:35
Can we loan him to Celtic for 2 seasons.

{Ed002's Note - I cannot see the player wanting that - it simply puts his career on hiold.}

4.) 21 Apr 2023 13:50:10
Cheers ed2. Have a good weekend, not too much gin!

{Ed002's Note - And you Digger.}

5.) 21 Apr 2023 14:23:02
£20m minimum in todays market. If we can get Chelsea interested it will be closer to £100m.

6.) 21 Apr 2023 15:04:39
How is it that most good players are overpriced these days yet Qweem is being spoken about at the 20m mark?
I can't see Celtic affording 20m anyway.

7.) 21 Apr 2023 15:34:11
He's a very very good goalkeeper and seriously underrated. He is better than Leicester, Tottenham, Fulham, Palace, Wolves, West Ham's first choices.

8.) 21 Apr 2023 15:51:22
I'm actually surprised prem teams aren't interested. especially considering some possible first team departures.

9.) 21 Apr 2023 15:51:27
Don't see Celtic lashing our that kind of fee on a keeper either. Big differences in finances between the two leagues.

10.) 21 Apr 2023 15:56:50
Kelleher isn't going for 20M. Where does this stuff come from? When was the last time a backup keeper went for more than 20M? We will maybe get 10 for him, and that could be a stretch.

11.) 21 Apr 2023 19:35:56
Villa paid Arsenal £25 mil for their sub keeper 3 years ago.

12.) 21 Apr 2023 19:57:21
V surprised not more interest in him coming from premiership. The style at min is for your keeper to play out from the back and kelleher is excellent at it. every part of goalkeeping he looks to have it but obviously he has to show it consistently over a season which he hasn't as of yet. If I was utd r spurs manager I would be going for him full throttle.

13.) 22 Apr 2023 08:51:08
He’s okay like, but I don’t know why we are talking 20-30 million. That’s insane. We are kind of notorious for undervaluing and under selling our players, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we just kept him on the bench until he goes for free. Seems like our current business model.

14.) 22 Apr 2023 10:01:08
For the ones questioning the fee did we not get 15 million for Danny ward a few seasons back?

15.) 22 Apr 2023 10:31:39
Good point. I guess if a prem club is interested in him as first choice, then we could get 20-25. But if he is being bought as a back up, then couldn’t see that. It’s one of those positions that no one really wants to be. You either need to be young or else a bit older and happy to sit on bench. I’d guess after some cup final experience and stuff Kelleher probably would like to be a starter. Whilst Veltic may be interested, they couldn’t afford him I doubt.

16.) 22 Apr 2023 10:31:19
Yeah for sure Ed. I just wish we could have a plan for him kinda like whatever Chelsea seemed to do with courtois.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, but that is not typically how Liverpool work.}

17.) 23 Apr 2023 19:52:30
Martinez went to Villa for like 17-19 EUR and Ward went to Leicester for 14, and Ward was five years ago. These moves are not the norm by any means. Ward has become a cautionary tale for why you don't waste money on unknowns.




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22 Feb 2024 10:12:53
Quite rightly full team/ squad getting praise for last nite performance, fully deserved for everyone of them. I must say tho I thought vvd+mac excellent particularly at start of 2nd half where it could've went wrong. Vvd I thought showed brilliant leadership + calmness when needed and also when needed anger+aggression. Got us the equaliser as well when forwards struggling a bit. Massive captains performance by him.


1.) 22 Feb 2024 11:35:08
Macca and Elliot were the stand out players for me. Elliot tried to make things work, Diaz missed a few good chances Elliott set him up for.

2.) 23 Feb 2024 05:58:37
The Diaz miss from Endo’s clipped ball over the defense was quite a miss. But the team and he made up for it!



01 Feb 2024 07:19:25
Morning ed1 grwat result and performance last night for us.
Who do u start sunday, trent or bradley? Can't see starting midfield being any different to last nite so if trent to get in it will have to be rb.


{Ed001's Note - Bradley and Gomez should stay in until they lose form.}

1.) 01 Feb 2024 08:05:35
Klopp hinted that Bradley and Gomez have played a lot of games recently so the old guard may return. Whoever ends up in left and right back, its great that we can be confident of no difference in quality.

2.) 01 Feb 2024 08:29:57
I said it a few weeks ago when this topic was brought up. Gomez and Bradley are playing out of their minds right now and the team is playing well as a group high on confidence barring injuries, the group that battered those bums from The Shed, should start at the Emirates, IMO. I mean, imagine Trent and Robbo coming off the bench in that game. Insane stuff.

3.) 01 Feb 2024 08:41:10
Don’t change a winning team. They got injured it’s upto them to win they’d place back.

4.) 01 Feb 2024 08:42:07
To me Gomez has earnt his place so should keep it. Particularly vs arsenal as he is better defensively vs saka he will cut in onto his strong foot.

5.) 01 Feb 2024 09:13:27
I'd keep playing the team as it is, Bradley been excellent but Gomez has been in great form for most of the season. left back/ right back not let us down. now there is no rush to bring the injured players back. What a luxury to have.

6.) 01 Feb 2024 09:13:49
Robbo has been out so long I think he will need a bit longer to get fully up to speed so Gomez should stay.

You can't drop Bradley after his performances. If Trent is to come back in it will have to be in midfield but it would he harsh to drop any of the midfielders after the dominant performance last night.

Good problems to have!

7.) 01 Feb 2024 09:18:36
Gomez is an easy decision right now. He is absolutely flying it right now and starts.

I can't quite believe we are having a genuine Bradley/ Arnold conversation. That's how good Bradley has been and he is getting better with every game.

I'm not sure of the answer but whether it be for Bradley or someone else Arnold has to start the game for me. There will be periods where Arsenal come at us. It's a must win for them. Trent's distribution I think is the answer to break them. Trent-nunez combo will win this game in my opinion.

8.) 01 Feb 2024 09:33:41
sounds like a political answer to prepare for Bradley and Gomez to be dropped. Gomez is a rhythm player and should keep playing until his form turns for the worse. feel the same about Bradley.

9.) 01 Feb 2024 09:47:36
My only concern is, I know Robbo more so than Trent will be rusty coming back from injury but last night we was flying, you would think them two coming off the bench seeing how we have played why they have been out they would of come on full guns blazing but the intensity dropped so much so they scored - I would be keeping out strongest side against arsenal of Joe and Connor then introducing the other two back in the next couple of games.

When KDB came back, think he was given half an hour, didn’t he get MOM for that half an hour he made that big of an impact - that’s what I would of expected - can’t give you rock and roll for a full game but can do it for 30 minutes.

Nothing showed me when they came on that said look what I did coming on that will improve the starting team come the weekend.

10.) 01 Feb 2024 10:05:58
Agreed with all this, said similar myself a few weeks ago about Gomez at LB, we just look more solid. This isn't about slagging off Robertson, who has been fantastic for us, but he is 29 so won't be around forever and at this point JG looks like he could be the medium term replacement.

11.) 01 Feb 2024 10:23:57
Would agree with most of above comments, I'd start bradley and gomez against arsenal. the only reason I can see for not starting brafley is that he has played quite a number of games in short space of time having only returned from injury himself. We don't want to get into another bajectic situation where we probably over played him and he has ended up missing an awful lot of football. Although bradley showing no signs of fatigue whereas bajectic was cramping up 2wards end of games.

12.) 01 Feb 2024 12:31:13
Great performance. Probably the best of the season so far.

As everyone else has said, Conor Bradley is a player! He's not just filled in but he's excelled.

Against Arsenal, I would be inclined to start Gomez at LB as he did really well against Saka in the last two meetings. Robbo can be eased in over the next month. However, as good as Bradley has been, against Arsenal there could be a case for Trent to come back in. In the last 3 meetings with Arsenal (2 meetings this season and the home game last season), Trent has been THE standout player. With the way the front 3 seem to be playing at the moment and Arsenal's need to take the game to us, Trent's long passes could be vital on Sunday.

13.) 01 Feb 2024 12:58:25
Cup game against arsenal Trent started and Bradley came on, martinelli couldn’t get past him. Trent was pinging balls everywhere also. I’d play them both and see what happens.

14.) 01 Feb 2024 15:07:35
I think you definitely keep Gomez where he is.

I think this is a classic case of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Fitness concerns aside, Gomez and Bradley are working. I wouldn't disrupt that until necessary.

That is absolutely not a shot at TAA or Robbo, but consistency is a big thing and you don't want to disrupt a team that is on a roll. That doesn't mean they will be starting at the end of the season, but at least as long as they are on a roll.

15.) 01 Feb 2024 15:12:08
It’s a squad game. I’ll happily go with whoever Jurgen picks.



26 Jan 2024 13:35:36
A disaster.


1.) 26 Jan 2024 16:08:22
Certainly took the shine off my Friday?.

2.) 26 Jan 2024 16:43:34
That depends Digger.

If Klopp really doesn’t have it in him for another season who would want to see him decline and get sacked?

3.) 26 Jan 2024 17:49:09
Yep your right wassa but it has hit like a ton of bricks, thought he wouldve stayed til end of his contract anyway. Such a brillant man and manager.



17 Jan 2024 07:13:05
We now at mid point of January transfer market and I can never remember 1 as quiet. Am I right in saying the Romanian cb spurs bought is the only major transfer there has been?
Dare I say it, is ffp Eventually starting to work? having shown they are willing to dish out severe punishments.


1.) 17 Jan 2024 10:58:26
FFP putting the fear into clubs.

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with FFP.}

2.) 17 Jan 2024 11:41:20
No significant players are available in January, shouldn't be a winter transfer window in my opinion anyway.

3.) 17 Jan 2024 13:31:43
The January window has its place. It is useful for emergency loans/ signings but it is also the time when it is easier to sign players from the likes of Brazil as it is the end of their season.

I'm sure there will be some clubs making a few signings between now and the end of January (and the standard flurry of panic buys in the closing hours of the window) .

4.) 17 Jan 2024 13:36:58
Is it the lack of quality players available in this particular window. Good job we have a squad of about 30 top notch footballers to choose from. We certainly are blessed at Liverpool.

5.) 17 Jan 2024 15:14:17
OP, give it another 10 days. Things will pick up then, IMO.

6.) 17 Jan 2024 21:19:18
Quite nice. And given the silence on here I’ll assume that people are happy with FSG ?.

7.) 18 Jan 2024 03:45:30
That made me chuckle @Shipley “The January window has its place”. Presumably it’s place is January?



13 Jan 2024 07:00:30
Hello ed1 hope u keeping well. Our youth players doing great at minute as regards to coming into 1st team and playing. be it quansah/ jones who started at club at 5/ 6 or likes of elliott/ kelleher/ Bradley who joined at 15/ 16 years old.10 out of the 20 players in squad for arsenal game where youth players who played for academy sides at some stage, which is brilliant. Do u think brexit rules on not allowing English clubs buy young foreign players has actually helped lfc? not clogged up with foreign players who, with respect, not overly interested in lfc more interested in quick buck. if u look at all the foreign lads we brought in from houllier time til brexit the only 1 who could be judged a success is bajectic and he has it to prove yet but does look v good.


{Ed001's Note - impossible to say for sure mate. Houllier had crap coaches who failed to improve players, that was the issue there. The whole youth set up was a mess and has been gradually improved since then. I would say the improvement was more down to improving the academy set up more than anything to do with Brexit.}

1.) 13 Jan 2024 08:19:59
Thanks for response ?.

{Ed001's Note - you have to remember Kirkby has only been finished very recently in academy terms. It is usually seen as taking about 10 years for changes to take full effect at youth level.}

2.) 13 Jan 2024 13:11:10
Hi Ed, am I right in saying that Rodolfo Berrello (? ) was very good in getting our youth set up going but he was hindered by Benitez putting stops to certain things?
Was t he seen as one of the top youth coaches at the time.

{Ed001's Note - Rafa brought in the guys from Barca's La Masia and then wanted them to have carte blanche to set up Liverpool's academy. It was a lack of funding that caused problems, as Gillett and Hicks ran out of money in the recession and then fell out with each other. Prick Parry then turned on Rafa and tried to block everything he wanted to do.}

3.) 13 Jan 2024 14:47:37
I love Rafa, he's Liverpool through and through. I remember hearing that Rafa was making changes to the youth set up and it never seemed to materialise. Ed001, thanks as always for the education, nowhere else on the web has this type of info and that's what sets this website apart.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

4.) 13 Jan 2024 14:59:37
If Rafa was in charge under these owners now, do posters think Rafa would be a good fit for the club. I think he could have been as successful as Klopp has been but, the football wouldn't be as entertaining and I don't think he could keep pace with the consistency of Man City under Pep. I believe he could have got a lot more trophies if he was backed in the transfer windows.

5.) 13 Jan 2024 16:30:04
In that period I would say yes definitely, but I would say no in this period.

6.) 13 Jan 2024 22:39:36
I don't think so. rafa v good manager in many respects but just too defensive imo.




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12 Feb 2024 13:13:03
Thanks for response. Not be that simple to get him then. Hope we do as I'm not too sure of the quality of the alternatives.




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26 Jan 2024 17:51:35
Ur a troll and a bollox.




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19 Jan 2024 10:26:15
Ed25. Couldn't see mbappe in the grafton could ye? ?.




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19 Jan 2024 06:51:31
In fairness we all went threw a partying phase!


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09 Jan 2024 13:31:55
If neto could sort his injury problems he would be my 1st pick.





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02 Mar 2024 07:17:17
I'm not owens biggest fan now but when he broke into team he was out of this world for a 17 year old I thought. i think he finished joint top goalscorer in league in his 1st season at 17/ 18. Imagine what he be worth today.




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29 Feb 2024 07:36:42
Ed1. Ali seems to pick up an awful lot of injuries for a goalkeeper, seems he misses a lot of games threw the years. Am I right in saying that do u think?


{Ed001's Note - I don't know, I have never really looked at what others are getting in terms of injuries nowadays. Players in general miss more games these days.}



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29 Feb 2024 07:31:51
Good man ed1, good to see a nice clear lay out of the injuries.




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27 Feb 2024 10:15:30
Joe has had a great season so far and I'm delighted he has as he seems great lad.




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26 Feb 2024 07:21:59
If ever there was a game to watch back its that 1 ed1. Magnificent, just a joy to watch that sort of gutsy determined game. Haven't enjoyed a cup final as much since 05.


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