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28 Oct 2019 16:07:33
Hi Ed’s
Do you have any info about kesiktas wanting to cancel karius loan?

{Ed002's Note - There may be a possibility of it happening but it is complex.}


1.) 28 Oct 2019 20:31:41
I thought he was performing ok recently?

Or are there other reasons.


2.) 29 Oct 2019 08:08:40
The new Besiktas President has his own views on balancing the books and what shape success should take. What is the penalty to Besiktas for canceling the loan, Ed002, if they go through with it?

{Ed002's Note - Without seeing the contract I don't know - but rules are much stricter than they were.}


 

 

11 Jun 2019 18:14:21
Hi eds1
Is Danny Ings still joining Southampton after he’s loan is now finished?

{Ed001's Note - as far as I am aware it was all done before the end of the season.}


1.) 11 Jun 2019 18:58:59
Was the fee already agreed before the loan eds1.

{Ed001's Note - yes.}


2.) 11 Jun 2019 19:42:45
I know people will disagree but i still think Origi should be joining him. don't think he's up to competing with the front 3 over a long season.


3.) 11 Jun 2019 19:59:02
Little Naby I agree. Not knocking the lad for how he finished the season but he’s not good enough.


4.) 11 Jun 2019 23:38:10
Cue the fume when we don't bring in a £70 million front man to sit on the bench and instead give Origi a new contract.


5.) 11 Jun 2019 23:54:25
Little Naby not sure what more you want from the guy he was excellent in the close season and earned his place in this squad. You won't get top drawer players happy to sit on the bench and frankly it causes more problems than good, look how many want to leave city!


6.) 12 Jun 2019 09:17:27
He wasnt excellent Never, what player were you watching? Peoples minds are being muddled by the fact he scored a couple of goals on our way to number 6,oh and let's not forget the derby goal my granny would have put away. There was a time i really wanted it to work out for Origi but he's not good enough. How many teams were beating down our door to sign him last summer and January? And this isn't about wanting a shiny new £70-80m player to replace him, i would honestly rather see an academy player like Woodburn or Camacho play ahead of him because at least one they they MIGHT be good enough.


7.) 12 Jun 2019 12:36:35
It isn't a long season to Origi - along season playing every game then yes! When asked to do a job, he's done as best as poss.


8.) 12 Jun 2019 14:19:31
If he gets a new contract and sticks around i'll support him as a Liverpool player. I just don't think he should get that contract and we should sell him now while his stock is at its highest. We should be at a stage now where we have better than Origi on the bench. he'd struggle to get in a matchday squad for most of the top half of the table teams.


9.) 12 Jun 2019 14:35:49
He's the only natural finisher out of our front three, that said, I wouldn't start him over Mane, Booby or Mo but he can offer something different if we rotate him.


10.) 12 Jun 2019 15:04:01
I like having Divock as an option.
I liked his performances on the left the few times he played there.
IF he stays it will be because the club see his utility and he thinks he can do it.
That's all you can ask for.


11.) 12 Jun 2019 16:14:20
Little Naby and Pegleg, could you please tell me how many teams were beating down Andy Robertson's door when we signed him? And how on earth are you able to determine that Origi's stock is at the highest right now, at 24 years of age and coming back into form and reckoning?
You guys epitomize the exact thing that's wrong with modern fans, but I'm particularly disgusted because this kid has done everything he's been asked and has just played a major, major part in maintaining our title pursuit last season and winning us our first trophy in almost a decade.
To justify your nonsense you suggest that it might just be better to play Camacho or Woodburn. ahead of Origi, because, as you implied, they might just be better! It is truly pathetic that you feel the only way to measure our progress or readiness to win major trophies is by having better players on the bench than Origi. There was a time Machedo won Manchester United the league; John O'Shea; Felipe Anderson; list goes on.
I don't think we deserve anything with "fans" like you! I see now why Ed002 loves Liverpool fans! Keep it up!


12.) 12 Jun 2019 16:52:44
Noski wind your neck in lad. No need to bite their heads off. If you disagree that's fine but chill out man. People are allowed to have different opinions to you.


13.) 12 Jun 2019 16:56:39
I don’t think Origi is up to the task really, but I don’t think Bobby is either. Before everybody shoots me down, if you took him out of our side last season and replaced him with peak Torres, Saurez or Fowler, we win the league, I have no doubts about that. I love Bobby, he’s a fantastic player but if everyone thinks back to before we signed him, he was an attacking midfield player, not a forward. I would love to see him move back into midfield. Everyone seems to think we need a “Fekir” type player to open defences and score goals from midfield, I think Bobby can do that no problem. Sign a world class out and out striker would be my preference.


14.) 12 Jun 2019 21:02:17
Noski i don't epitomise anything, im supporting LFC 30 years and usually hate criticising one of our players but the lad is not good enough. IN MY OPINION. if you think he is then fine but i know most L'pool suppoters i know agree with me. if we hadnt completed a miracle comeback against Barcelona there would be very little people on this site in favour of keeping Divock.


15.) 12 Jun 2019 21:49:03
We beat West Ham away 3-2 Divock scored
We beat Everton at home 1-0 Divock scored
We beat Barcelona at home 4-0 Divock scored
We beat Spurs in CL final 2-0 Divock scored
He played 673mins and scored 7 goals and has a goal average of 1 every 96mins in 2018/ 19
He will sit on the bench and wait his chance and doesn't sulk.
When we needed him this season he was there.
Jose Mourinho speaking on RT said after the CL final that players like Divock are like gold dust. Jurgen it seems wants to offer him a new contract and people on here want rid of him?
He cost Liverpool £8mil, would people prefer we sold him and spent £50mil for someone else to sit on the bench and disrupt the squad because he's not getting a game?

{Ed025's Note - sounds like a brilliant player polecat, so if he had of played more maybe you would have won the league?, does that mean that klopp picked the wrong team at times?...maybe jurgen is not as good as i thought mate..


16.) 13 Jun 2019 00:11:55
My neck has truly be wound in, Campbell. I'm waiting for your Campbocopter to deliver the flashiest signing yet! Clear all the deadwoods and splish and splash!


17.) 13 Jun 2019 01:04:45
Divock is worth his place anyone who thinks otherwise is deluded and frankly wrong.

If Klopp sees him as good enough for the best team in europe then none of us are qualified to disagree.


18.) 12 Jun 2019 22:26:22
jurgens good enough to try and get rid last summer Ed025 but he wouldn't go to Wolves. For me if everyones fit he's not even 1st option off the bench i'd have Shaquiri on ahead of him, Ox too if he's on the bench.

{Ed025's Note - hes a different option i suppose naby, but if he does stay i cant see him starting many games mate..


19.) 13 Jun 2019 19:14:28
ED025,

If Everton had a few players as good as him maybe they wouldn't have finished 43 points behind LFC?

{Ed025's Note - your right polecat....it would have been 53, its yet another case of liverpool supporters over hyping one of their players, hes bench fodder and no more mate as next season will prove ( that is of course if they cant get shut of him)..


20.) 15 Jun 2019 09:01:21
I love what origi has done for us and his attitude has been great. His goals have all been instinctive which bobby lacks around the box. He's never one to grab a game and produce something out of nothing, all his goals have come from 6 yard tap ins apart from final.

I'd have no complaints if he stays. But I actually feel origi himself might want to leave. His latest quotes suggest he's deciding his next move. He's 24, another season of 700 minutes can't be what he wants.


 

 

02 Jan 2019 19:55:41
Hi eds
Is Solankes move to CP not going ahead now?

{Ed001's Note - for now yes.}


1.) 02 Jan 2019 20:23:48
Apparently, there are concerns over his fitness.
My opinion is that it may be difficult for him to go on loan because teams would need him to start playing immediately.
A permanent deal however may be different, because he may be afforded more time.
But that's just my opinion.

{Ed002's Note - That is not the issue - someone making unreasonable demands is.}


2.) 02 Jan 2019 20:54:07
Player looking for Guarantees no doubt then.

{Ed002's Note - No, that is not the issue.}


3.) 02 Jan 2019 22:09:32
Probably us demanding an excessive loan fee or insisting Palace cover all his wages.


4.) 02 Jan 2019 22:11:55
Am dumping it’s the club’s demands of playing time and feed.


5.) 02 Jan 2019 22:46:32
*assuming.


6.) 03 Jan 2019 01:52:31
Maybe we are trying to get some sort of agreement about Bissaka.


7.) 03 Jan 2019 05:55:10
Havent seen it asked yet, so here goes. ed2 who is making the unreasonable demands and what are they?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant. He will go elsewhere.}


8.) 03 Jan 2019 15:19:52
Doesn't Solanke have a very demanding father that was also part of the problem @ Chelsea?


9.) 04 Jan 2019 00:33:05
Is it not about CP signing too many loan players this season?


10.) 04 Jan 2019 00:38:46
Like where?


 

 

25 Apr 2018 06:55:46
Hi eds. do you know when Lallana it due back. After the injury to the ox we need him ASAP. ?

{Ed001's Note - he is not expected back this season, unless we make the final in which case he could possibly make it. Not sure we 'need' him, good player as he is, we have not missed him at all this season and look better without him. He does not fit the way we play any more.}


1.) 25 Apr 2018 07:06:41
Ok thanks eds
Maybe time for him to move on then.


2.) 25 Apr 2018 07:46:10
I think we are all panicking over Midfield options ed mate. what's your thoughts? We have 3 fit options only now. Anyone from U21 or U23 that might be drafted in?

{Ed001's Note - maybe time to give Trent a run in his natural position?}


3.) 25 Apr 2018 08:14:07
Be a good chance against stoke at the weekend maybe and play Gomez at rb.


4.) 25 Apr 2018 08:19:41
Good shout Ed to be fair. Gomez back to RB. Hendo probably needs a rest? Can you think of any youngsters he might call on or should the 3 senior fit CMs be able to play all remaining games in your opinion?

{Ed001's Note - there is plenty of rest after next week's game. So they should be enough. If not maybe we could give Williams a chance, at 22 he needs to get a game or two just to see if he is capable of raising his game. You only know for sure when they get a go. Sometimes a kid can stand out a mile but then shrink mentally and fail miserably in the adult game. Other kids look average in youth football but they get a lucky break and suddenly grow as players to look like they belong there. It really shouldn't be an issue to cope for 4 games with the three we have and then they get two weeks to rest before the final (hopefully).}


5.) 25 Apr 2018 08:28:14
Just made a post on another thread saying the same ed, I think it is time to push him up to the midfield, let's see how he handles it, I think he'll do really well plus there's no better time then now.


6.) 25 Apr 2018 08:40:46
Cheers ed. You make so much sense. I would have far less stress and grey hairs if I could talk to you everytime I get a little flustered or concerned in life lol. Have a good day mate.

{Ed001's Note - I would say that is the good thing about getting older that you get less flustered but me ma is blooming ancient and she still gets overly stressed about every little thing.}


7.) 25 Apr 2018 08:44:43
In terms of having enough in the tank it shouldn't be a problem Ed001. But we are also one errant kick from not having enough fit midfielders for the biggest game of the decade.

{Ed001's Note - then you give a youngster a chance and you never know you might unearth a future star. If we aren't going to give them a chance when injuries strike because of panicky fans we may as well scrap the academy altogether.}


8.) 25 Apr 2018 09:09:43
I’d like to see Hendo, Gini and Woodburn against Stoke and maybe Milner coming on last 30mins to rest Hendo for a bit.

We need TAA’s delivery from out wide against Stoke IMO.


9.) 25 Apr 2018 10:42:31
Fully agree ed001, but I'm dissapointed that we have to give them a chance now. I questioned at the time, and continue to question, why they are not as a rule present in every match day squad so they could have gotten some chances in a few of the 16 (yes that's right, 16) games this season where we have won by 3 or more goals? It does get annoying finding ourselves repeatedly unprepared for this.

{Ed001's Note - I expect the Prem will follow Serie A's lead and increase the number of subs available soon enough. Serie A did it because they wanted to help the Italian national side by giving youngsters more chances in the first team. Whether it would actually do that or not is arguable but it would certainly mean managers would have no excuse for not giving kids a chance. Though it would probably just see Guardiola demand another half billion to spend to fill the bench with expensive first team players....}


10.) 25 Apr 2018 13:07:47
Ed001 do you know has Jordan Williams been training with the 1st team? I know he played a bunch of games for Rochdale, but not since October and he hasn't been playing for the U23s. I'd imagine it's more likely Gini will play as the deep mid and one or two of Woodburn/ Jones/ Kane could get a start. I know they're younger but age doesn't seem to be a factor for Klopp if you're good enough.

{Ed001's Note - a lot of the young uns train with the first team and it swaps about, to get them used to being with the group.}


11.) 25 Apr 2018 20:54:55
Jordan Williams is currently on loan at Rochdale so I imagine he wouldn’t be an option unless recall was an option.

{Ed002's Note - Of course not.}


12.) 26 Apr 2018 09:06:41
No Gordo, it was only a loan until January, but he suffered a knee injury at the end of October and hasn't kicked a football since.


13.) 26 Apr 2018 12:16:15
SGRED, I’d argue that Trent’s positioning would still find him out wide when playing RCM, just look at the positions Milner and the Ox take up throughout a game. Means he still gets to put in killer deliveries but also experience a game in midfield at the highest level. Also means if we play Gomez at RB that we can shift to a 3-4-3 when needed without having to bring an extra centre back on like we have been lately.
Cheers (3rd attempt at this post)


14.) 26 Apr 2018 12:17:51
Gordo - I believe his loan finished back in Jan. I just checked the Rochdale website and there is no mention of him (although they do have a Jordan Williams out on loan to Lincoln which threw me for a tick) . But he isn't injured AFAIK so Im guessing he needs to work harder to convince Critchley because he isn't getting into the U23 atm.


 

 

10 Nov 2017 11:03:01
Is there a Liverpool sharkpod yet eds👍🏻.

{Ed002's Note - Right now my plan is to do them all next Thursday. I am either travelling or busy working until then.}


1.) 10 Nov 2017 12:29:45
Ok mate thanks.


2.) 10 Nov 2017 23:14:10
Looking forward to this, roll on next week, any chance when you get a spare moment next week Ed002 you can start the intergalactic legends team? Thanks mate.

{Ed002's Note - It may need to be the week after.}


3.) 11 Nov 2017 16:59:13
Silly question. How do you gain access to the old sharkpods? I've tried the search engine but for me it just brings up comments that has the word sharkpod in there.

{Ed033's Note - old sharkpods


 

 

 

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14 Feb 2020 17:01:18
I know there’s been a lot of talk over the last few months about keita and he’s constant injury problems. And I’ve been one of the people pointing it out. But shaq is giving him a good run for he’s money. Yet to miss another game through injury. It seemed a great peace of work getting him in for the money we paid but now am not so sure.


1.) 14 Feb 2020 18:22:12
I just count our blessings that we have not had to count or depend on them as we do on the starters they are supposed to be backing up. Fingers crossed it remains this way until the end of the season.

Klopp has said that "Shaqiri's muscles are unbelievable" and am not sure he likes it that much because in an earlier season, Origi had come in all muscled up (into spring training) and Klopp had pointed out that Origi needed to tone it down. Maybe Shaqiri is in the wrong sport, who knows (I'm kidding, or half kidding or maybe even not kidding at all)? But then Klopp goes and praises the latest football version of the Hulk; Adama Traore (whose muscles have muscles), so once again I don't know.


 

 

11 Feb 2020 11:54:22
Any news on Mané eds1 regarding he's fitness. ?

{Ed001's Note - he is expected to be available to face Norwich if needed. Fingers crossed.}


1.) 11 Feb 2020 12:54:33
Trophies crossed ed!


2.) 11 Feb 2020 14:20:39
He shouldn't be needed to be fair (he says) so if another few days does him good I'd give it to him but hey the club Doctors ect know significantly more than me!


3.) 11 Feb 2020 18:33:16
I don't think Mane will start cos I see Ox starting on the right but I can see him come on in the last 20/ 25 or so just to clear some rustiness.


4.) 13 Feb 2020 04:16:59
We have atletico away on Tuesday so I feel klopp will decide to start him from the bench and 20 or 30 mins might be the best option.


 

 

09 Feb 2020 19:21:51
Hi eds1
Where if any where do you think Liverpool could improve, players and tactics. I’d love to get everyone’s opinion actually.
Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - set piece defending. Virgil gets his head to almost everything, he is like a Jedi drawing the ball to where he is waiting for it, but the rest of the team need to improve their marking and positioning and stop relying on him.}


1.) 09 Feb 2020 20:28:48
I agree Ed, we gave Wolves two free kicks high up om Trents side, and I think our line was too high when defending same free s, and Wolves nearly caught us out on the second one .

{Ed001's Note - it just feels like we are very reliant on Virgil to head it out and if he doesn't we are in trouble. Luckily he is that good he almost always gets to it.}


2.) 09 Feb 2020 23:42:12
Everyone should be man to man, except Virgil who should be zonal. His zone would be large though - at least half a pitch.


3.) 10 Feb 2020 05:03:47
We seem to be ok on the first ball in but after it’s cleared it’s then we are vulnerable. We seem so preoccupied with getting out and breaking that we don’t pick up properly.
It’s nitpicking as this team is immense but if there is one slight weakness that is it as far as I can see.


4.) 11 Feb 2020 04:06:10
I agree, virg clears everything that we tend to not notice that we are exposed when others are needed to defend in dangerous areas where VVD isn't around. One player actually I think is surprisingly good but never gains enough praise for defending aggressively in front of our goal is bobby firmino, he actually wins some crucial duels where he looks like being 2nd best but his timing is top class when attacking the ball in defending set piece . Anyone else notice how good he is?


 

 

07 Feb 2020 07:17:21
Am I missing something here. Liverpool have a two week break but not all the other teams do. Or do they get there’s at a different time to us.?

{Ed001's Note - that was one of the reasons Klopp was so annoyed, as only half the teams would have had the FA Cup replay in their winter break, the other half it would not have affected as they have their break afterwards.}


1.) 07 Feb 2020 11:07:06
Everything they seem to do turns out to be a half-a**ed attempt at partially fixing something but eventually making it worse. See VAR.

{Ed001's Note - in the case of the transfer window, they first created the problem, then they tried to fix it by doing more of what caused the problem in the first place.}


2.) 07 Feb 2020 13:41:45
ed001 I think if they want a winter break the carabao cup should go and use there dates for league games. Then we could close the league down together after the Christmas period. and my be with that we could all so start are season a week later to be more in line with the rest of the big European leagues so are players get a bit more time over the summer to recover.

{Ed001's Note - and then there will be games called off in February due to bad weather and they will have to cram games together later on. It is a silly idea to have a break in a country with such unpredictable weather. It is not needed. If there are enough gaps to put in a break, why not just spread out the games a bit more over the course of the season instead?

After all, the reason we are told we need one is so we can compete in Europe, yet our teams don't seem to struggle in that area. The other reason given is to help England play better. Ignoring the fact I couldn't give a toss about England, if they want England to play better then that would be better helped by the FA reducing the cost of coaching courses and getting more qualified coaches in the English game. Preferably finding a decent head coach for the national team too.

This obsession over a winter break is just weird. It only makes sense if you break for Christmas so the players can spend quality time with their family during a holiday period. Otherwise it is just pointless.}


3.) 07 Feb 2020 15:25:40
That’s my thought exactly eds. the break should be over Christmas for everyone end of!
I suppose its the hole “money dictates” again and we have to show multiple games everyday over Christmas. And let’s face it we all know our FA are an absolute joke.


4.) 07 Feb 2020 16:10:00
When was the last time a PL game was called off because of the weather? I tend to take the managers opinion over a winter break over what fans think should happen. If Klopp says the players will benefit from it, then that's good enough for me.


5.) 07 Feb 2020 17:11:05
Ed001, although I am as frustrated as everyone else at the way the Premier League and the FA have handled (mishandled? ) the introduction of the very first planned mid-season break in English football, I do agree in principle with having a mid-season break. I have no personal insight into the physical impact on elite players of the speed and intensity of the modern game, particularly the players at clubs like Liverpool who are involved at the top end of the PL, in the latter stages of the Champions League and in international matches but I do accept the view of those football experts who are quite clear that a mid-season break can only help players cope with the physical and mental demands on them and help them maintain the quality of their individual and collective team play. I do, of course, recognise that this is not a unanimous view.

{Ed001's Note - I get what they are saying, but I think it is better to have a longer break at the end of the season. The mid-season break is a pointless exercise and no modern player really gets anything more than a few days off anyway as they would lose their fitness if they did.

The issue is not physical, it is mental, and that can be simply addressed by giving the players time off during the season. However you can't do that when games are coming so quickly, which is why having a break actually makes it more difficult for players to cope imo. What they need is to be able to go take a few days off mid-week during the season to just relax.

I have never seen a team that has come back after the mid-season break looking at their best. They always come back all rusty again and have to regain form.}


6.) 07 Feb 2020 18:27:13
Ed001, thanks for the reply. I must admit that your point about players coming back rusty from a mid-season break resonated with me. This Liverpool team has rarely looked on top form after a break of a week or two, whether it was an international break or an informal mid-season break brought about by being knocked out of the FA Cup and their scheduled PL opponents being still in it. I guess it is something about losing momentum and rhythm- let’s hope Klopp and his coaching team have worked out a solution to this.

{Ed001's Note - it is the same for all teams. No one is ever at their best after a couple of weeks off, in any walk of life. It takes time to get your brain back into the routine.}


7.) 08 Feb 2020 03:53:49
Yeah we've always looked our best the last 2 years when playing every few days and always drop off a level after a break. The fact is that the modern game and it's professional players are now reaching such a high level in terms of physical health through nutrition, gym, regular tests that they can sustain playing regularly from a physical point of view but I do believe mentally that the best thing for the players would be to have a longer summer or even a Christmas break to rest their mind more so than their body. A break in mid February when clubs and players are focused on the business end of the season I think can only be disruptive.

It's funny that our players who had very little break from football over the years with regular minutes all season then busy summer's are actually our better performers.


 

 

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30 Jan 2020 21:11:51
Well I can see keita going in the summer so there mite be space.


 

 

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27 Jan 2020 10:50:00
We would be crazy to let mo go! Yes he’s greedy all top strikers are. He is key to the way we play.


 

 

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10 Jan 2020 08:36:43
That would be a great signing. And would push all the CB at the club 👍🏻.


 

 

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15 Nov 2019 16:37:34
YNWA is our Motto and will never change ST.
We are with jo though think and thin. Please send him our support😘.


 

 

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06 Aug 2019 14:25:12
Love it eds47.

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11 Feb 2020 22:37:42
He’s never fit though and he’s not first choice. The ox will start ahead of him all day long!


 

 

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08 Feb 2020 08:21:08
Have I read that right eds1 my maths isn’t great. Naymar picks up over 3 million euro per month?

{Ed001's Note - yep.}


 

 

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08 Feb 2020 08:09:12
Only time you sit in the kop is warm ups and halftime. They do ask everyone to sit but that’s never going to happen.


 

 

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07 Feb 2020 15:25:40
That’s my thought exactly eds. the break should be over Christmas for everyone end of!
I suppose its the hole “money dictates” again and we have to show multiple games everyday over Christmas. And let’s face it we all know our FA are an absolute joke.


 

 

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02 Feb 2020 12:49:14
I can see where shaunhk is coming from. he left space for the striker to have a shot yesterday. Weather is him being a tad lazy or letting him strike I don’t know.