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23 Sep 2020 18:40:27
Hi Ed002. Sorry, I have tried searching but given there are so many references to them, it's like trawling through some heavy archives.

I've been talking with someone about the possibility of Sarr signing (which I'm not here to debate, as nothing has been really confirmed yet) . He is adamant that offers/ enquiries have been made about Mane and Salah to depart this transfer window. I thought that he's talking balony as I haven't seen you mention it, but he's adamant.

I know there was talk earlier of an enquiry about Mane by Barca, but that went away.

Has there been any concrete enquiries regarding moves for Salah or Mane this transfer window?

EpicPotato

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona dis not make the enquiry, Mane's representatives did knowing Barcelona's plan for their attacking players over the next year. I would not expect to see him or Salah leave this summer.}


1.) 24 Sep 2020 00:23:42
I wouldn’t have a problem with Mane going to Barcelona next summer. We have just signed Thiago in part because he wanted a new challenge, Mane would have given us 5 seasons by next summer and nobody could blame him if he wanted to try somewhere new. He has always given 100% and has been a big part of us winning our 6th European Cup and first title for 30 years. If he wanted to leave next summer he would go with my blessing.


2.) 24 Sep 2020 00:28:23
I have no inside information or clues whatsoever to understand what the transfer activity will be. But just from what I think are the factors at play I can't see the possibility at all that mane or salah will depart this year. Both are at the peak of their powers, have just won European cup and the league which was historic for our club, both are contending for golden boot titles in arguably the best league, both are under contract that gives Liverpool no reason to rush a sale, both players are loved within the club and no issues of conflict evident, both players still a few years left in their 20s and we are in power to demand a huge transfer fee. Any club that can offer that kind of money currently not as attractive in terms of strength so I just can't envisage how a deal could arise over next 2 weeks where we even receive an offer nevermind accepting it and see the player eager to leave.

Whatever the future holds who knows but we are in such a position of strenght while others are having struggles to a degree I don't see us letting any star player leave particularly when there has been no issues in terms of those players being unsettled or looking to move right now. Just look at how salah and mane started this season as proof that they are well focused on achieving another successful season for liverpool.


3.) 24 Sep 2020 00:48:13
Preach it Har_red92 yeah! :) YNWA.


4.) 24 Sep 2020 03:06:26
Barca and Real are banjaxed. Both deep in debt but because they took huge C.V. loans from the spanish Govt, they have to repay those Govt loans before they can take on any more Debt (The only way they could afford to buy anyone) Effectively they are both out of the running to buy mega-stars. Barcelona can't afford Gini even at the ridiculously low transfer fees being quoted. They are in such a bad way that both are off-loading big earners for buttons
Spanish state sponsored football is now out in the open and might never return.


5.) 24 Sep 2020 09:28:28
Ed002, is it true that La Liga prohibited Barcelona from buying players (e. g. Gini) due to FFP as reports suggest?

{Ed002's Note - No, it is not really like that, someone has misunderstood. The clubs with FFP issues need to address those first and then can buy and sell but the books have to be balanced. Any payments from prior purchases and any payments due on loans have to be paid first. Real Madrid are having to raise €190M and saved wages in sales to address such payments and to cover losses associated with the Coronavirus. Then if there is money left they can start buyin. This all exludes exchanges but Barcelona need to significantly reduce their wage bill going forward. The authorities do get a percentage of sales (within certain bounds) to help with the grass roots game which is taken as a tax.}


6.) 24 Sep 2020 10:18:44
With fans not back till March 2021, how are clubs going to pay wages? Worrying times for football clubs especially those with high wage bills and those without major merchandise sales. LFC seems to have high wages bills and many ‘extra’ players in the books.

{Ed002's Note - They will use income from broadcasters and sponsors. The clubs who live on the edge will suffer, as will those accumuating future debt. Clubs are aware of this but there is concern that a number of Premier League sides are not acting responsibly.}


7.) 24 Sep 2020 10:17:38
Not sure how exactly is Real going to raise £190 mill from sales. A lot of their players are too old to generate anything significant in the transfer fee or they are on massive wages. they seem doomed. If this remains how would they sign Mbappe next summer ED02?

{Ed002's Note - I guess you don't understand the situation and what is happening.}


8.) 24 Sep 2020 10:35:57
I could be misunderstood here.
cheers.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, you don't understand. And this is the Liverpool page.}


9.) 24 Sep 2020 10:51:11
Thanks so much Ed002. I feel much more confident in the discussion knowing that.


10.) 24 Sep 2020 11:17:40
"Yes, you don't understand. And this is the Liverpool page. " Have to say, that sums up pretty much all of Harry's posts rather neatly.


11.) 24 Sep 2020 11:36:17
Thanks, Ed02 and Thanks Zpecialone for that lovely cushioned dig.


12.) 24 Sep 2020 12:01:05
There's plenty on here Harry who love you. Keep on posting my old mate.


13.) 25 Sep 2020 06:07:37
Plenty? On which Planet?


14.) 26 Sep 2020 00:13:20
Harry is what this site needs because of the different views he offers not all good or all bad.
Does anyone know where Zedicus is is he alright he had some good jokes.


15.) 26 Sep 2020 01:37:40
Is this why we see Barcelona pushing the likes of Suarez, rakitic and Vidal out the door for hardly any sort of fee. Are they forced to get the high earners off their books as quick as possible? Same with Madrid not messing about and shipping out bale and James Rodriguez both of which on huge salaries. Is this a result of previous years where their transfer failings have finally caught up with them in terms of not being a sustainable way towards recruitment?


16.) 27 Sep 2020 19:21:21
Salah/ Mane will not leave this window but the discussions with other clubs will begin. These kinds of transfers don't happen overnight.

Both legends for what they have accomplished, and perfectly natural they will seek new challenges. And the next year or so will be our last chance to get big money for them.

They cannot be allowed to run down their contracts, that's for sure.

My predictions: Salah to PSG, Mane to Real/ Barca.


 

 

10 May 2020 19:28:42
It's a strange one. Not one I believe for various reasons, as he's not exactly hit the ground running in the Premier League.

I'm reading that Liverpool are looking to take Tanguy Ndombele on loan with an option to buy from Spurs.

Is there even a little bit of truth to this?

EpicPotato

{Ed002's Note - I am sorry to disappoint you but I very much doubt there would be any such agreement being considered.}


1.) 11 May 2020 06:38:48
Thank you for the reply Ed002.

I can assure you, I'm not that disappointed.


2.) 11 May 2020 10:29:34
we are known to pouch up coming one or two kiddies like that every year though.


3.) 11 May 2020 21:05:08
He’s probably out of breath thinking about the rumour.


 

 

22 Apr 2020 18:14:11
I'm reading today that Liverpool are targeting Leeds' Kalvin Phillips.

I've seen Tottenham, Newcastle and maybe a couple of other clubs interested, but it's the first link I've seen between Phillips and Liverpool.

Is anyone any wiser?

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12 Apr 2020 16:41:48
I've just read that when Phil Jones signed for Man United from Blackburn, Liverpool had made a bid and he rejected us.

Does anyone know if there's any truth to it?

If so, we certainly dodged a bullet, there.

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1.) 12 Apr 2020 17:26:54
I think its very nice of mr jones to provide us with humour during this very difficult time.
Surely the last thing he should be doing is highlighting what a awful career he has had.
EP: I do believe we were interested but as you rightly say we dodged a massive bullet there.
Has he ever completed a season without being injured?


2.) 12 Apr 2020 18:40:49
He’s a nice collection of medals I’m sure he doesn’t care who’s laughin at him!


3.) 12 Apr 2020 19:02:31
I’m pretty sure it’s true yes and definitely a bullet dodged. I remember being gutted at the time because of all the hype around him.


4.) 12 Apr 2020 19:51:53
It’s an interesting question Epic.

I was listening on the radio the day he moved to United, it was transfer deadline day.

All the talk was that he was in a helicopter, heading to the Northwest to sign for us.

The rest is history.


5.) 12 Apr 2020 23:03:59
Jay dub red : right place at the right time, if utd had to rely on 11 phil joneses the outcome would have been very different indeed.
A lot of very average footballers from man utd got quite a medal haul and can count themselves very fortunate to have done so.


6.) 12 Apr 2020 23:20:29
Liverpool definitely wanted him. He was shown round by Kenny I think.
I liked him back then and for several seasons he was a good player.
Injuries disrupted his career.
I think he was a better player than Skrtel personally.


7.) 13 Apr 2020 14:01:33
Jay

He had one PL one Fa cup and one Europa league

Not exactly a huge amount

In fact Adam Lallana will have won more in a year then Jones has won since 2012.


8.) 13 Apr 2020 18:19:10
Hey, thanks for all the replies, guys.

It seems that he was very sought after if he is to be believed. He claims that he also had offers from Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal as well.

Sure, his injuries have badly affected his career. Or is it just that his ridiculous facial expression make him an easy target for jokes and memes.


9.) 14 Apr 2020 19:45:27
He looked a great player at Blackburn, at the time I would have certainly taken him in the squad.


10.) 15 Apr 2020 08:50:54
For what it is worth for the chat. I remember reading Harry Redknapp saying that every club in the premier league had a interest in him at that time.


11.) 15 Apr 2020 13:43:42
@Gaz827. Wow, I didn't know he was that highly rated.

I know he plays for Man United, but what a shame for the guy if he was tipped to be the next big thing.

Let's hope that Joe Gomez doesn't end like him, haha.


 

 

26 Jan 2020 08:19:38
Not a transfer rumour, but a rumour nonetheless, and I bet it's a first on here.

Madame Tussauds are going to make a wax figure of Mo Salah to exhibit in their London Museum.

I bet Mo would love that, haha.

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1.) 26 Jan 2020 09:56:15
If someone is getting a wax statue, It's got to be origi.


2.) 26 Jan 2020 10:29:12
That’s nothing, Man Utd have got 3 waxwork figures in their midfield 🤣😂.


3.) 26 Jan 2020 11:59:04
And an £80m one playing CB Juicer.


4.) 26 Jan 2020 12:19:14
Nowhere near enough likes for that comment Juicer 😂.


5.) 26 Jan 2020 19:21:21
That's no rumour. It was all over Mo's twitter yesterday.


6.) 27 Jan 2020 14:03:39
i hear CR7's sculptor is available if needed.


 

 

 

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13 Nov 2020 17:08:49
Has anyone heard anything about Robbo's injury?

He played the full 120 minutes but said in the interview after the match that the reason that he didn't take a penalty was because he was struggling in the second half of extra time with his hamstring.

Any extra info would be appreciated.

EpicPotato

1.) 13 Nov 2020 17:56:36
He also said he was next up in the shootout and was fine.


2.) 13 Nov 2020 20:09:04
He actually said he was due to take the next one and was glad he didn't have to as his hamstring had seized up. Not much in it hopefully.


3.) 13 Nov 2020 21:03:29
I would guess he had cramp.


4.) 14 Nov 2020 08:51:50
He did say it was cramp.
It didn't prevent him doing the conga though. Well done, Scotland, I'm very pleased for you but I might have a few bob on Slovakia on Sunday because I reckon the lads maybe a bit hungover.


5.) 14 Nov 2020 14:25:11
He might be the captain but I won’t shed any tears if Robbo is on the bench for the next game. A rest would do him no harm at all.


 

 

14 Jun 2020 18:48:41
Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi has just landed awkwardly after a clash playing for Mainz and has gone to hospital with concussion.

He'll spend the night in hospital while being monitored.

YNWA Taiwo. Get well soon.

EpicPotato

1.) 14 Jun 2020 21:17:22
Same here, OP.


 

 

15 May 2020 13:33:56
A little trivia question for everyone stuck at home bored.

What do Jan Molby, Jose Enrique, John Flanagan, Joe Allen, Phil Babb, Mamadou Sakho, Ricky Lambert, Christian Benteke, Curtis Jones, Sotirios Kyrgiakos and Pedro Chirivella all have in common?

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1.) 15 May 2020 13:44:31
Other than never having won the EPL before, I'd guess they captained Liverpool for just one match?


2.) 15 May 2020 13:58:14
That's easy they all played for liverpool 🤣.


3.) 15 May 2020 14:01:17
Same birthday is just a guess.


4.) 15 May 2020 14:08:59
They are all soccer players.
They all played for liverpool at some time.
They are all male.


5.) 15 May 2020 15:58:21
@mdb was correct.

They've all captained Liverpool, but only once.

@Davey Sulls. We could go on forever. None of them are Chinese; None of them have played for Bromsgrove Rovers; They're all vulnerable to fire; All of them are tolerant to gluten; They're all flexitarians; They all have hair somewhere on their bodies; They all dislike El-Hadji Diouf, etc. etc.


 

 

06 May 2020 19:10:50
Ed002. A question for you specifically.

Do you know if sports insurance companies have a say in whether "Project Restart" can go ahead.

Should the unthinkable happen, and a player tragically dies, the club of that player will have him insured. The club would no doubt want to claim on that insurance.

If the sports insurance companies are going to pay out in such circumstances, surely they are part of the discussion? Or would they just claim that the insurance is void because of the situation?

I hadn't thought about it until recently, but surely ALL insurers of players would be against a restart as it increases their risk so much, and it is the initial risk that the initial premiums were priced on.

I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on this, and thank you in advance.

EpicPotato

{Ed002's Note - (a) No they don't. (b) It was not a known issue when insurance was taken out so they could not claim unless they had a new policy.

The decisions are the responsibilities of the Premier League - the issue is not related to insurance companies but is on the table for multiple other reasons - such as the non playing 300-500 people who would be attending games, such as the incubation period, such as players themselves.}


1.) 06 May 2020 19:39:08
Thank you for the detailed response and I have to again say that I'm impressed that you have the answers that I was looking for.

I guess the fact that no-one is insured (which is how I understood your reply) is another major stumbling block.

I can understand why many clubs are against restarting and I understand that this is not one of their main issues, but it must be weighing on their minds.


 

 

08 Apr 2020 20:43:44
There are reports that with Lloris Karuis' loan ending with Basiktas, they are looking to sign Joe Hart, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Surely Karius can't have has such a bad loan spell that they'd turn to Joe Hartinstead of signing Karuis permanently? That's a real sign of bad times.

EpicPotato

1.) 08 Apr 2020 22:05:55
I gather his spell over there has been a mixed bag. Makes good saves, decent in 1v1s and good with his feet, and then peppers it all with some bizarre errors.

I think the bloke just doesn't concentrate properly in games or something.

We could sell him Everton, maybe? He'd be Or would that be too cruel to him?


2.) 08 Apr 2020 22:11:36
Bear in mind too that Karius' agreed fee is reported at £9.5m, and given our recent record on pricing our players, I doubt we'll shift much on it. That's a lot for a bloke who's as likely to make a top quality save as he is to come flying 25 yards out of his goal to cut out a pass, and miss both the ball and the opposition forward.


3.) 09 Apr 2020 03:17:13
I have been trying to keep an eye on our loans out and karius by all accounts has had a mixed bag. A blinder followed by a howler and has in public blamed his bad performances on the concussion and bright lights in Turkey. I'm not naive so I know he has no future at liverpool. Bit I wish him well elsewhere. I hope his time with us doesn't impact his career negatively and he gets his act together because imo he spends too much time on social media.

As always. Thanks to all the ads and stay safe everyone.


4.) 09 Apr 2020 17:51:32
Thanks for the replies, guys. I'm perfectly aware that his loan spell has been a mixed bag. What does surprise me though is that they are turning their attention to Joe Hart as a replacement.

Surely there are better goalkeepers in their twilight years that they could attract?

{Ed025's Note - joe hart is bloody awful EP but he is still an upgrade on karius the clown, mind you so would a bag of cement.. :)


5.) 09 Apr 2020 21:24:55
Ed25, I know Karius was poor but compared to a bag of cement? You mean a bag of cement like Jordan Pickford who leads the PL in errors committed this season? You can find a decent mashup of his blunders on youtube, man. Brilliant.

{Ed025's Note - i gave up defending pickford a long time ago RM, he is a terible keeper...still miles better than karius though mate..


 

 

 

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13 Jun 2022 19:41:32
Bellingham isn't moving to Liverpool this transfer window. No chance.

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10 Jun 2022 19:20:40
The owners can't break the salary structure. We'd end up being the next Man U, paying a shed ton on wages for average players.

FSG have let high profile aging players depart from the Red Sox. This isn't a new situation for them. They would rather let them go and replace them than breaking the wage structure.

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11 Jan 2022 08:34:19
If a decent enough offer came in, I'm sure we'd let him go. His wages are way too high for someone who doesn't play regularly.

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11 Jan 2022 08:32:43
Why would we be looking to sign another central defender? That's one position that we definitely don't need reinforcements.

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17 Jan 2021 10:31:20
@redmersey. But if it hits the bar and goes in, it counts as a shot on target. If it doesn't, it wasn't on target.

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11 Jan 2022 08:40:05
All of those retired a loooong time before Stevie did (apart from Lampard and Terry) .

Why would they be singing about someone who retired 20 years ago?

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19 Dec 2021 12:40:17
I can't see it. I know there's rumours about several midfielders out but I can't see the necessity of playing Trent in midfield.

There's no rumours of Milner, Ox, Keita or Morton having CV. Even if Mo is out, we still have Jota, Firmino, Mane and Minamino. Also, it's not 100% that Origi is out.

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29 Aug 2021 18:14:22
I agree, but he's too inconsistent (right now) to justify what Wolves would want. Klopp and the team would surely turn him into that consistent player, so we'd see it in more than just 1 game in 4.

Absolutely scary player when he's on it though.

EpicPotato

{Ed0666's Note - how can klopp teach him how to shoot if hundreds of coaches before now haven’t been able to? The Barcelona academy coaches couldn’t? What do you think klopp is some kind of magician that he can just pull rabbits out of hats every day?


 

 

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18 Apr 2021 18:16:16
The big question is. Surely your interest in football wouldn't die.

Who would you move your allegiences to?

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15 Jan 2021 09:36:05
Thanks Ed001. Good luck to Lewis at Argyle.

Just a heads up, in the injury round-up, there's 4 injuries then it goes back to listing transfers.

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