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21 Jul 2015 22:19:59
Question for Ed2 if around(I'll settle for anyone answering really!)
Ed2 you mentioned last week that the situation with Pedro would become somewhat clearer this week. Is there anything you'd be kind enough to share?
I can't really believe the links with Liverpool to be true unless Liverpool got some special dispensation from the FA that they'll pay for all this and were allowed field a team of 15 players each game next season but curiosity is getting he better of me I'm afraid.



{Ed002's Note - It is clear in that Pedro is available at the right price. I am not aware of any interest from Liverpool at all at this time.}




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04 Mar 2017 16:45:22
Would be interested in people's views of the leaders in our squad.

I'm not even referring to the footballing ability but actual leadership qualities. I've a grave concern that there's no real
Leader in that group and it manifests itself everytime we drop points against the so called lesser teams as there's nobody there to either be a calming and patient influence when we're playing against a parked bus or to give a proper bollocking to people if complacency is the issue.

As it stands the senior people like Lucas and Milner are good guys to have around the place and I've no doubt add a positive vibe to the group but they don't appear to be leaders.

Henderson does seem to try but I'm still not sold that he inspires those around him.

What's others view on this?


1.) 04 Mar 2017 16:50:51
Sakho but he won't be playing for LFC again.

2.) 04 Mar 2017 16:55:39
Right if you where running in a straight line eithout any turn offs or other options but to go straight and there was a brick wall. Too higj to go over and to deep to dig under.

You then try to run at it. Nothing happens. You then run at it whilst screaming and acting all tough. Nothing happens. Do you continue like that for the bext 90 mins or look around for something different to hit it with.

The team try for 60 minutes with no luck. Its time to try a different apporach. Switch of formation or players. It won't make a difference having a real good leader on the pitcu screaming at everyone. How will that effect to opposition where trying to beat?

Point being its up to the coach to spend 60 minutes looking at this and finding weaknesses in the the oppostion and then make a change accordingly to give the team the best possible chance of victory.

You don't send someone into a gun fight with a spoon.

Klopp doesn't make changes until 80 minutes in and then its mostly like for like.

The best change we have made in a ling while and actual tactical sub was on monday.

Moreno pushed right out wide to occupy simpson and cout was moved into the middle and origi was dragging the cbs back with the fear of his pace. It didn't work but it gave us a goal.

That was the am who made it not klopp. I don't think he's got that. He does his way which is awesome and brilliant footy 70% its a solid setup but to win the leagues there has to be abother way. He has to find a way to win those games.

But be positive and pro active. 2-0 at half time requires a switch. 2-0 up at halftime requires a switch to protect the lead.

3.) 04 Mar 2017 17:03:27
I get what your saying but I think we need more winners than leaders, the type of players who show up every week and try to win at all costs, too many at Liverpool just think turning up against the lower teams is enough because they play for Liverpool, I know he's a bell and hate using him as an example but Suarez when he wasn't biting people would chuck everything he had at the opposition regardless of who they where, his work rate never dropped. You can't say that about many in our first 11 right now, when they do all put the effort in we are probably the best team in the league, we seem unstoppable, but when the players only show up against the top teams there is a big problem, I don't think any team in the EPL is weak enough to think you can coast your way through it.



27 Jan 2017 15:37:49
Would be interested in the Eds opinion, Would bringing in someone along the lines of Raymond Verheijen help Liverpool out in the long term?
Do you feel Klopp would be willing to adapt his style to implement a different physical approach to his training/ playing style?
I don't remember reading about this fella back in August but instead of abusing him, which I'm sure some stuck up fans are, why not accept his expertise as being bang on and look to learn from him.
Would love to hear your thoughts Eds


{Ed001's Note - god no his periodisation nonsense is just a con. The guy is just a major prick, er I mean self publicist who jumps on anything to further his own ends.}

1.) 27 Jan 2017 15:43:52
I'm not even going to pretend to know what periodisation is but do you think there's something that should be done differently at melwood to deal with the issues of tiring in second half of the season?

I don't even know of that is the main contributory factor in our downturn in form but it could well be playing a part?

{Ed001's Note - personally I do not see that as anything like an issue. I have said it before and I will say it again, I believe the problem is the attitude of 'expecting to win against the smaller clubs'. There is absolutely no way the players are tired. It is nonsense propagated by people like Verheijen to make a job for himself.}

2.) 27 Jan 2017 20:48:07
He says there tired because they worked so hard in preseason.

Are you tired from running 7/ 8 months ago?

The players fitness is fine. There positions on the field is cocked uo because the system has changed. were playing a different formation with different dynamics after the whole season has been a differebt way.

There not not getting used to it but more so that it doesn't really work. Can doesbt work well with hendo like wij. Firmino or sturridge not both. some pace needed somewhere ojo/ origi on there somewhere to offer countering ability and a threat in behind.

If sturridges pace has gone then he might adapt to it but he's not as good then as firmino for us and iur system so we have to go with riberto.

3.) 27 Jan 2017 21:53:06
It's also worth bearing in mind that even if this guy is right, our pre season tour isn't decided by the manager so blaming Klopp for it is largely ridiculous. That fitness egg bloke is just a divi who thinks he has the right to talk because he had big jobs in the past (despite none of them actually helping his employer to success)

4.) 27 Jan 2017 23:08:26
Clearly an attitude/ mentality problem, which needs addressing. Sharpish.

5.) 27 Jan 2017 23:39:57
Klopp said at the beginning of the season that this is now his squad and he is responsible for results.

It's only fair that he is judged over the full season.

Sturridge could have had a hatrick against Southampton. It was only the wrong contact made with the ball but he was in the right place at the right time.

The team created loads of chances and as the nearer the match came the more we attacked and we were caught on the break.
It's not as bad as it seems and We are capable of putting a run together that includes beating all our rivals for top 4.

Kop the faith.

6.) 28 Jan 2017 00:14:44
I don`t know where all the love for this Raymond fellow is coming from. Our issues have nothing to do with fitness. Nothing, whatsoever so he has nothing to offer us or anyone else apart from pointless bluster. We need to regroup and re-evaluate our whole approach and that is Klopp`s job now.

The Swansea game showed that the team looked disinterested and pedestrian and only started playing when they went 2 up. That should NEVER happen again. Some of our players need to start pulling their weight as they have let Klopp down this Jan. We will bounce back BUT we need to take a hard look at ourselves and start approaching games with the right attitude. It is that attitude that allowed us to have the best record vs the top 6 cos we fear no one. That killer instinct needs to come back ASAP.

7.) 28 Jan 2017 02:26:24
If Raymond is so right, why is Firmino not exhausted (probably the hardest worker on the pitch)? Why hasn't Llalana suffered with constant injuries? Add Coutinho and Mane to the list (Couts' injury was a bad tackle) .
I see our team occasionally complacent and lacking inspiration and creativity sometimes. But never burnt out.

{Ed001's Note - exactly Annie. The man is a charlatan peddling his crap to suckers.}

8.) 28 Jan 2017 20:26:18
Hes isnr right. Just a pure tit head. Snake oil salesman.



03 Nov 2016 09:22:57
Looking for some feedback from locals on here. I'm thinking of heading over to Liverpool from Dublin this weekend but I don't have a match ticket. How likely would it be to get one outside the ground? And how much over the odds would I be charged?

Thanks for any help lads.


1.) 03 Nov 2016 10:16:21
You'll be paying mad odds pal you'll definitely get one but will pay for it!

2.) 03 Nov 2016 10:30:53
The game is on tv too isn't it? Find a good pub with a good atmosphere, if you're in Liverpool early, head down to the team hotel in hope st and see the team as the board the bus, would prob be 11ish I'd guess. Then with the crazy money you didn't get ripped off for by a tout, head round town to celebrate a victory (fingers and toes crossed! )

3.) 03 Nov 2016 10:30:58
I'm pretty much resigned to paying over the odds. Just trying to get an idea of how much over the odds too!
Have you any idea?!

4.) 04 Nov 2016 20:58:42
Sorry mate, I don't know.



03 Oct 2016 08:29:51
Eds, Not that I feel we need him and it would be more of a nostalgia romantic type return but when stevies contract runs out would he be likely to return to Liverpool in any capacity be it playing or otherwise?


{Ed002's Note - Not if he wants a future career in the game. It would make zero sense for him. He certainly cannot play that Premier League level and they are not going to be stupid enough to give him a coaching role at this stage - it would be disruptive. Perhaps he could look for a player-manager or player coach role in the lower leagues or Scotland.}

1.) 03 Oct 2016 09:19:40
It would make zero sense for the club. Didn't Ed002 highlight the unhelpful influence he had, pressurising some of the foreign players into a culture they were uncomfortable with? Let him prove himself as a coach elsewhere - if that is what he wants.

2.) 03 Oct 2016 09:25:20
I wouldn't want him back in any area just yet, we don't need any distractions. I can imagine he'd come back and act the big I am. We don't need that.

3.) 03 Oct 2016 10:10:07
I think he should see if Brendan will have him on a player-coach basis at Celtic.

{Ed002's Note - Why? Is there a reason he must be with someone he knows. I appreciate he is a very, very long way from being the shiniest rock in the box but he really should be man enough now to go out in to the big wide world alone.}

4.) 03 Oct 2016 11:09:26
Thanks ed!

5.) 03 Oct 2016 14:45:59
SG should stay exactly where he is as nolstalgia is part of history and should be left there.

6.) 03 Oct 2016 12:49:44
if he did come back in any sort of playing capacity to Liverpool (be it a player or player/ coach), aren't he and the club likely to get prosecuted for the tapping up comments he made in his latest book?

I would be absolutely dead set against Stevie coming back to the club in any capacity until such a point that he had proven he was up to the job (whatever it may be) on ability alone, rather than nostalgia.

Klopp is building something special here, and no amount of rose tinted specs should be allowed to disrupt it.

7.) 04 Oct 2016 02:18:42
Zed dicuss spot on.



26 Sep 2016 12:27:57
Sorry if this is a repeat but couldn't find anything when searching.

Have you any input or opinions on the report Bayern could come in for Klopp?

As far as I'm concerned it's inevitable for Germany's top club to come in for Germany's top coach at some point.


1.) 26 Sep 2016 13:04:48
Let them come.
There's been some acrimony between Kloppo, Bayern and its officials in the past. He's got a 6yr deal. He wants to prove himself in the premier league. He's won the Bundesliga twice already.
Winning the Bundesliga with Bayern is like shooting dead fish in a barrel. Winning the premier league with LFC and your name goes down in footballing history. 😎.

2.) 26 Sep 2016 13:08:04
Didn't he say he wouldn't manage Bayern?

3.) 26 Sep 2016 13:20:12
You may think Bayern is Germany`s top club but Klopp doesn`t and has never cared for them, period. Also if he rejected them before when he didn`t have a job (that he wanted, I might add), why would he give them any attention now when he has a job he loves and the club, fans and players love him with a 6 yr deal to boot? Come on man, think.

4.) 26 Sep 2016 13:22:59
Not really, for a german coach winning bundesliga and champions league with Bayern is like marrying your childhood sweetheart, it's a dream of any german manager. Klopp may not have articulate it but it is in his heart. He could very well gone bayern if Pep future is sorted out early and bayern offer at same time as Liverpool.

5.) 26 Sep 2016 13:30:40
I'm sure if Klopp wanted to manage bayern he could have by now.

6.) 26 Sep 2016 13:34:38
I agree ron, it will also be that much sweeter when we will the champions league with him again in a couple of years time.

7.) 26 Sep 2016 13:49:25
I wouldn't let it concern you, klopp is a man of loyalty and integrity IMO, he'll be here for many many years and would go as far as to say if all goes to plan he'll give service to the club along the lines of ferguson and wenger which is rare in modern day football. Klopp fits the club, the fans have shown him love (well apart from a few on this site, luckily I wouldn't imagine he looks at Internet forums) from day one and he'll remember that! Rarely does a manager fit at a club and klopp does exactly that.

8.) 26 Sep 2016 13:58:04
I remember Ed002 mentioning something a while back (before we got Klopp) about Bayern wanting Klopp if Pep were to leave. However that was a long time ago and Ancelloti (spelling) is a top manager and should do well there.

9.) 26 Sep 2016 14:15:32
"Not really, for a german coach winning bundesliga ans champions league with Bayern is like marrying your childhood sweetheart"

I have to admit Leek, that's up there with some of your best 😂😂😂.

{Ed001's Note - shame it is not true as most Germans hate Bayern.}

10.) 26 Sep 2016 15:10:42
Ed002 has previously said something along the lines of Klipperty will be drinking tea in Munich in a coulple of years.
Things change quickly in football, I'm not going to worry about it. At one point everyone was worried Man City were going to come in for Rodgers, next minute he was sacked.

Best thing is to enjoy the moment 🙂.

{Ed002's Note - I did not say a couple of years.}

11.) 26 Sep 2016 16:06:51
He may not be the best manager but he's the best manager for us. I'm not worried about him leaving I'd be more worried of him being forced out by idiots. In the 6 weeks the season been going half of you have called him for everything. Now there is a love in. It's embarrassing. Stay loyal an SUPPORT.

12.) 26 Sep 2016 17:24:16
ed002 has said before that Bayern have wanted Klopp for a while. But he's not going any time soon.

13.) 26 Sep 2016 17:40:55
Seriously, Leek, are you posting this sort of garbage for a bet or do you REALLY believe what you are typing?

Klopp has already said he doesn't want to manage Bayern (Google it), and if you look at his managerial history, he loves a challenge. NOT winning the league with Bayern would be a bigger challenge.

Until we have won the league a couple of times, I cannot see Klopp wanting to leave. And even then, which Liverpool fan (and Klopp is a fan too, never forget that) wouldn't want to carry on and try to build a legacy rivalling Shanks or Paisley?

14.) 26 Sep 2016 18:27:04
Even Alex Ferguson recently admitted that Klopp is a good fit for Liverpool and the fans. I think he'll give us some years of service, unless there's a major change in the administration of the club.
For now, let's just sit tight and enjoy the ride!

15.) 26 Sep 2016 19:27:46
The average German football fans view of Bayern is very much the same as the average English football fans view of Liverpool and United as the most successful clubs in history - they hate them. And much like ours and United fans, Bayerns fans generally couldn't give less of a &%! #.

16.) 26 Sep 2016 20:18:55
Fair enough ed002, I wasn't quoting as I can't remember the exact words, was it 3-4 years?

{Ed002's Note - What I said Ron was I expect them to make the offer to him in 2019 - and that will coincide with when Gerrard will come out of prison and will be available to take over.}

17.) 26 Sep 2016 22:56:31
Kloppo is from Baden-Wurtemburg who have a rivalry with Bavaria, like Lancs / Yorks in the old days.
I think he is pretty much on record saying he can't stand Bayern and all they stand for as well.

{Ed002's Note - He would have already moved their if PG did not mess around.}

18.) 27 Sep 2016 06:55:44
Thanks ed002.




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03 Jul 2017 22:15:09
I'm not in anyway looking to condone or excuse Liverpool if they have actually spoken To the player himself without permission but it's surely a very grey area when a club is within its rights to enquire via his agent as to whether a player is interested in joining. The agent will obviously ask the player and then tell the club yes or no.

A club could be "talking" to a player through his agent without ever physically speaking to them yet this isn't tapping up?




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14 Mar 2017 22:47:01
Thanks for all your ongoing great work Ed, really appreciated. In your opinion does any of these targets hinge on us getting champions league football or are they achievable regardless?


{Ed002's Note - They would take some persuading if there were no Europe at all.}



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02 Jan 2017 11:33:59
If Fifa is anything to go by (and I think we all agree it's the bible) he's a serious speed demon but I'd never heard of him before playing Fifa 17 im not even going to pretend I had. I don't know what to make of the links really.




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02 Nov 2016 22:06:34
Who is he? What did he do?




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18 Aug 2016 12:29:45
I predict Ryan Bertand will be next summers annual Southampton signing.





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07 Jun 2017 15:43:10
Sounds silly but I think in this day and age of computer gaming there is less kids out playing ball to begin with.

Think back to when you were a kid (some will have to think further back than others! ) . Every bloke my age spent the entire day, every single day playing football. It's all we ever did. You'd play heads and volleys, have matches, various other things. We didn't realise it but we were drilling the fundamentals of the game into us on a daily basis so much so that when you actually joined a team you already had the skills and technique, you thought yourself how to do these things you didn't need a coach for it. I remember channel 4 years and years ago had a show on a Sunday that was on just after football italia with Ryan Giggs teaching you little tricks and stuff. W'ed Watch it and spend the whole day then repeating it. You'd pick up things from match of the day and repeat it.

The point of all this is, I look at my road these days and I rarely see any kids playing football. We lived and breathe it, kids these days have a lot more to occupy themselves with. I genuinely believe that's the basis for the lack of quality these days.




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04 Apr 2017 18:38:32
I could choose to take your route (which I've notice you do quite a few times) and throw insults at people for not agreeing with my opinion but I won't as its not my style. I take your points on board but I still don't agree with some of them.

On his day he is one of the finest strikers around, which is why this whole thing is such a shame, but I'm Not as convinced as you are about what else he offers the team and its why firmino will always be ahead of him in the pecking order even when he is fully fit.


{Ed001's Note - no you are too busy insulting and denigrating one of the players for the club you support instead. As for insult, why is it an insult to call someone ignorant when it is true? I hate the way people get all precious and assume something is insulting when it only hurts them because it is the truth. You are ignorant. You have not got a single clue what you are talking about and you are happy to abuse a player out of sheer ignorance. You are lucky I am not abusing you for what you said about Sturridge, you would deserve the abuse that I have deleted from other posters aimed your way. Instead I have kept it to pointing out your deficiencies in informing yourself, instead basing it on your assumptions from how he looks.

Now get off your moral high horse, as you failed from your first post to do anything but take the low ground with your nasty little dig.}



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04 Apr 2017 18:20:08
I was impressed with TAA in the Derby when he came on, he got on the ball a few times and took a couple of shots so he didn't let the occasion phase him so fair play to the lad. There's something about Can too that I like, I really hope his contract situation gets sorted.




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04 Apr 2017 18:06:37
Nobody expects every player to be outstanding in every game, being fit to play in them or wanting to play in them is another discussion. No I don't know him but people who do know him have questioned his mentality in the past, Klopp and carra being two that spring to mind initially.

If it was a case of him just being unlucky with injuries and that's all there'd be no talk of him leaving this summer. Hendo has been unlucky with injuries too but he won't be going anywhere and here's no talk of him going home anywhere either. Why is that?

One answer is give is their mentality, Hendo will run through walls for this club, you only need to see it whenever he plays to see it, in my humble opinion I don't get that impression from Sturridge.

If you don't like the language I used so be it, I'll stand by the sentiment of my argument regardless.


{Ed001's Note - so what you are saying is that he doesn't look like he is trying so that means he mustn't be? Ok then, ignorance then. I will just ignore you as you are ignorant and basing on the fact that Carra, who has a history of criticising any player not from Liverpool for their mentality, and Klopp, who was new to the club and had not had the full situation explained to him at the time, had digs at him.

It is not mentality that has decided who will stay and who will go, it is the nature of their respective injuries. It is nothing to do with how they look either. That is the idiocy that saw Crouch and Sakho take so much criticism. Sturridge tracks back, chases round the field trying to get the ball, he also does far more off the pitch for the youngsters than just about any other player at the club does.

Sturridge gets so many unfair, and quite frankly moronic, criticisms over how he looks 'sulky' or like he is not trying, because no one seems to notice when he covers at full back or chases back into midfield, as they are too busy whining that he doesn't look like he is trying.

If there is one thing Sturridge really wants, it is to play football. He dedicates himself to his profession, unlike so many other players. The criticism he has received has been unfair.}



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04 Apr 2017 15:26:09
He's a mentally weak little princess who's lack of desire to fight for our cause means I've no wish or want for him to ever play for us again, regardless of how talented he is.

Get rid of him asap and end this debacle once and for all, I'm sick of even hearing the pr! cks name at this stage.


{Ed001's Note - how do you know that? Have you met him or have the medical team ever told you that? As for calling him a prick, you might want to look in the mirror first before saying that about someone who has done far more for our club than you ever will.}