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08 Jun 2021 11:28:17
Links today with Lorenzo Pellegrini. No idea if they have any foundation to them but there is a player who would improve our team. Scores goals, creates goals, works hard, and he's a real leader. Can't see why Roma would let him go but then i can't believe they sold us Alisson and Salah either!

{Ed002's Note - Lorenzo Pellegrini (CM/DM/AM) Juventus have tried very hard to strike a deal but the player says that he is open to signing a new contract with Roma and Juve turned to Aouar. Previous interest of both Manchester sides and Arsenal was rebuffed by the player. Inter, Liverpool and Milan have had scouts watch him. It is unclear if Roma will be open to selling.}


1.) 08 Jun 2021 12:47:44
Does this story have any connection to Roma's interest in Xhaka from the Gooners?


2.) 08 Jun 2021 15:37:30
City signed Benfica's Captain and look what happened! I'd really like Pellegrini tbf, Him, Thiago, Hender and Fabs looks like a tasty MF with Ox/ Shaq coming in for cup games. Just need Daka and we'd have a solid window.


3.) 08 Jun 2021 16:05:52
He's a talented boy no doubt and I believe he's played more games this year than any season, so perhaps growing pains:) previously.

Do any of the ED's know of his injury history, I have a feeling he's suffered niggling injuries consistently in the past. Without sounding like an absolute pessimist when it comes to midfielders of this ilk from Italy I can't but remind myself of Aqua!


4.) 08 Jun 2021 15:40:55
At the rumoured £30mil mark it could be the type of deal that FSG like. Still young at 24 has a good amount of experience at club and international level.


5.) 08 Jun 2021 19:01:12
The last bloke we bought from Roma has done pretty well for himself. Could be a good deal if true. Get Patson Daka as well and next season could be a good one for us.


6.) 08 Jun 2021 22:25:35
Would love a good Italian player on LFC! The last few were merda!

{Ed0666's Note - I see what you did there colo 😂


7.) 08 Jun 2021 20:10:10
Nice player, but Eds feel free to correct me but I believe only English players outside of premier league have lower success rate than Italians outside of Serie A. Plus Italian national team has been known to give favoritism to Serie A players, or even ignore players outside of Italy unless they peak years, peak star power like Canavarro or desperate in a position like with Graziano Pelle couple years back. Don't forget Roma has Mourhinho as a new manager, he has history with Liverpool and Klopp, very doubtful this deal happens unless Jose is truly desperate for cash.


8.) 09 Jun 2021 06:39:06
I’m with mflis on this. I can’t recall many players moving from Italy and being a huge success in England. No doubt there are a few exceptions over the years but the majority have been underwhelming from what I’ve seen.


9.) 09 Jun 2021 08:04:26
Zola? anyone? anyone? anyone?
Fabrizio Ravanelli had a good first season in the EPL a goal every other game IIRC
Roberto Di Matteo did OK as well as another Chelsea player Carlo Cudicini
And who does not love Paolo Di Canio?

The problem is the best Italian footballers remained in Italy, I am sure the likes of Maldini, Nesta, Buffon, Del Piero would have been absolute stars if they tried the EPL.


10.) 09 Jun 2021 08:33:05
Like I said, there will be exceptions but you've gone back in time quite a bit there. Let's try Balotelli, Aquilani, Borini and Dossena for starters.


11.) 09 Jun 2021 10:37:58
The nearest thing to Xabi Alonso since Xabi Alonso. Great player.


12.) 09 Jun 2021 12:41:26
Ed's, is there anything in the Neves to LFC rumours that were floating about? Do you see him as being a good fit into our MF if so?
cheers.

{Ed002's Note - There is no interest I know of from Liverpool and he would effectively be a Fabinho replacement rather than a Wijnaldum replacement.}


13.) 09 Jun 2021 12:53:49
@johnnyr1970 how many Italians have come to the EPL? not many I would say the best Italian either stay in Italy or went to Spain, I am sure Baggio, Inzaghi, Totti, Mancini, Nesta, Maldini, Del Piero, Buffon would be stars.

I would bet Chiellini and Bonucci would have been stars if they moved 5 - 8 years aand current players Federico Chiesa plus Gianluigi Donnarumma would do well.


14.) 09 Jun 2021 13:43:44
Lot of theoretical thinking there King Carlos. Historically Italian players have fared badly in the UK. I'm happy to be wrong but this past experience must surely be a consideration in any transfer the club looks at from there?

{Ed002's Note - Zola, Di Canio, Carbone, Vialli, Cudicini, Ravenelli, Di Mateo seemed to manage OK.}


15.) 09 Jun 2021 14:28:22
I get that Ed002 but show me a more recent example? Cuducini probably the most recent in that list and even he probably last played here 10 years ago.

Not trying to cause any argument but - barring the odd exceptions who have now been listed twice - there haven't been many successful Italian players over here compared to French/ Spanish players. My guess is because their league is more tactical than physical.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to sign this player and for him to be great, past history suggests that he'd be a bigger risk than players from other countries.

{Ed002's Note - There have not been many recently - Ogbonna has been at West Ham for five or six years now. Emerson, Raphinha and Jorginho all count as Italian and do OK.. You have now changed tact to say that there are not as many Italian players as there are from other coulntries - it all seems to make little sense I am afraid.}


16.) 09 Jun 2021 16:58:14
The point about other countries was that maybe players from there may be better suited to English football than those from Italy Ed002. Hence why we see more successful players from France/ Spain in the PL.

{Ed002's Note - The Italian players are not less suited - the players who are less suited to playing abroad are the English.


 

 

30 Apr 2021 09:22:44
Ed002, do you foresee Liverpool going back for Ismaila Sarr again this summer? Of the players Klopp reportedly likes he's my preference. Traore doesn't score enough, Dembele is seemingly trouble, and Sancho is extortionate.

I know we've tried to sign Sarr before but just wondering if we've moved on completely or if he's still under consideration. His agent has come out and said he had agreed personal terms with Liverpool, but that we couldn't afford Watford's payment terms.

{Ed002's Note - Ismaila Sarr (RW/LW/F) is possibly available regardless of Watford being promoted. Wolves have enquired after him - wanting to be kept informed just in case Adama Traore is sold. Crystal Palace have him on their list of potential Wilfried Zaha replacements, but he is not their first choice, although they could turn to him if their first-choice heads elsewhere (which he will). Liverpool are interested inasmuch as he is another player like Adama Traore that Klopp has had his tongue down the throat of, but whilst he would make a good replacement for Shaqiri consideration would need to be given to (a) would Sarr want to limit his playing time to that which Shaqiri gets, (b) he is not Home Grown, (c) he would block Harvey Elliott's progression, (d) he would cost £30M or thereabouts, and (e) like many players asked about, would depart for AFCON when it happens as he is Senegalese. I am not aware of any approach to Watford by Liverpool or Manchester United, but either club may have spoken with his agent. If Mane or Salah were to leave LIverpool, it makes a great deal more sense and would provide the funding. If Manchester United are done with Sancho it would be another option.}


1.) 30 Apr 2021 09:43:42
let my man Harvey Play!


2.) 30 Apr 2021 10:22:20
I'm with you Ed002. Only really makes sense if Mane or Salah leave. That way it wouldn't really hinder Elliott's chance of game time either. Thanks for the detailed reply.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


3.) 30 Apr 2021 12:22:31
Harvey Elliott has done far better in a poorer team in my opinion. Scored about half as many goals but created nearly three times the number of goals as Sarr for his team mates and doesn’t lose the ball as cheaply as Sarr does. Much like Traore, I don’t get the hype.


4.) 30 Apr 2021 13:03:04
I haven't really watched Sarr 0lay. Would be interested in eds1 opinion on the player if possible? Thanks in advance.

{Ed001's Note - quick and got good skill but he is extremely inconsistent, sometimes his touch is excellent, other times awful. He needs guiding.}


5.) 30 Apr 2021 14:17:21
Thanks Ed. Dusan Vlahovic has been mentioned a few time today and the lad looks pretty decent in my opinion. Have you seen much of him? Young and good scoring record. Although I have no idea what standard the Italian league is up to these days.

{Ed001's Note - I don't remember watching him play at all. Ed77 was asking about him a few weeks back, so he is on the player profile list.}


6.) 30 Apr 2021 15:01:25
Cheers. Have a good weekend mate.

{Ed077's Note - Vlahovic is a very good prospect in my eyes. I have been very impressed with him, every time I've watched him play.


7.) 30 Apr 2021 15:19:12
To be fair 6times, Sarr has 10 assists and Elliott has 11. I can't profess to having seen every one of those credited assists though. Sometimes it can be a 2 yard pass to someone else who beats 5 players and chips the keeper! On the face of it though, Sarr has 13 goals and 10 assists, to Elliott's 6 goals and 11 assists.

I would also argue they're not strictly the same players. Elliott looks likely to end up as a No.10 to me, whereas Sarr has played as a centre forward for Watford a few times this season and is a more natural goalscorer. I don't think they'd struggle to play together, is what i'm getting at. If i was a betting man, i'd have money on Traore or Sarr joining this summer though. If it had to be one or the other, Sarr would be my reluctant preference.


8.) 30 Apr 2021 15:33:47
MK mate, according to whoscored Sarr had only directly assisted 4 goals and scored goals as opposed to Elliott who’d assisted 11 and scored 6. The thing I’ve not been impressed by Sarr when I’ve seen him is he’s so inconsistent


9.) 30 Apr 2021 15:50:29
Transfermarkt says 10 assists but i think they give an assist for winning a free kick/ penalty concerted by another player. There is probably not a lot between them. Elliott is creative and Sarr is more of a goal scorer. I am not overly impressed with Sarr either. He always looks a bit out of control of the ball when he runs with it like Zaha or Werner. Sounds like Klopp has a genuine interest nonetheless.

{Ed001's Note - we tried to sign him in the summer before turning to Jota when we couldn't agree a deal. So Klopp defo likes Sarr.}


10.) 30 Apr 2021 15:50:29
Transfermarkt says 10 assists but i think they give an assist for winning a free kick/ penalty concerted by another player. There is probably not a lot between them. Elliott is creative and Sarr is more of a goal scorer. I am not overly impressed with Sarr either. He always looks a bit out of control of the ball when he runs with it like Zaha or Werner. Sounds like Klopp has a genuine interest nonetheless.


11.) 30 Apr 2021 17:20:52
Think we need to stay away from AFCON bound players. We'd potentially lose Konate, Bissouma, Sarr, Mane, Salah. I'd add Keita too but.

{Ed0666's Note - if Bissouma wanted to come to Liverpool it would be dumb not to purchase him just because he’s gonna go to the AFCON. Jones could deputise no?


12.) 30 Apr 2021 15:54:50
Thanks Ed77. I think he looks a good prospect. Not sure on Sarr tbh. Daka is my personal fav.


13.) 30 Apr 2021 17:36:28
I'll rephrase: maybe stay away from Sarr and bring in a non AFCON forward. Midfield we have options up front not so much.


14.) 30 Apr 2021 17:46:32
Jota has already paid for himself! Tammy a consideration?


15.) 30 Apr 2021 18:05:53
Ed001, do you think the Watford owner would even do business after that stuff at Udinese with Zielinski? I’m pretty sure he’s as good as said he’d rather sell for less to
Someone else than do any business with us?

I definitely get the same impression of Sarr when I’ve seen him, like if something happens, it’s not entirely because he meant it.

{Ed001's Note - the Pozzos will do business for the right price, but the price would be high.}


16.) 30 Apr 2021 18:48:05
Why would the club lose Konate for the AFCON? Isn't he French? And has to sign yet.


17.) 30 Apr 2021 19:04:39
Mane i stand corrected. My point is another attacker like Sarr coming in and that's 3 front players to AFCON.


18.) 01 May 2021 14:30:46
Redflyer, so we should not sign boss players cos they are going to the AFCON? Should that apply to boss players from South America due to the Copa America as well with both tournaments happening in the summer off season? So should City not have signed Yaya and Kolo Toure then? I don’t understand such thinking and frankly, I never have.

{Ed002's Note - AFCON is in January and February 2022. That is not the off season nor the summer. Try being less obnoxious and perhaps your posts won't keep detting deleted.}


19.) 02 May 2021 00:41:17
Thx 002.


20.) 02 May 2021 00:46:08
2/ 3 of our goal output leaving for AFCON in Jan for up to 4-6 weeks. It would be 3/ 5 if we sign another African born player. One injury and we'd be up the creek wout a paddle.

{Ed0666's Note - let’s hope we can sign the right players irrespective of their nationality after all we’re signing them for 3-5 years ideally


 

 

11 Feb 2021 18:13:52
Ismalia Sarr's agent claims he agreed a contract with Liverpool last month but that the clubs couldn't agree a transfer fee.

Might be one to watch in the summer. Would definitely be the end for Origi. Hopefully Taki has a great few months on the South Coast and Elliott comes back firing too. Along with Jota that'd be our attack sorted for years.

{Ed002's Note - He would be a Shaqiri replacement not Origi.}


1.) 11 Feb 2021 21:07:58
That's interesting Ed002. I kind of saw Elliott as more of a Shaqiri replacement. I'm not 100% sure on Sarr as a player but i am 100% sure i trust Klopp, Hunter and Edwards. I guess it would all hinge on sales we make or Watford agreeing to a payment plan though. Can't imagine their prized asset would come cheap. I'd expect a similar fee to Jota. Either a big cost up front, or smaller payments that cost more in the long run!

{Ed002's Note - If Sarr or Adama are signed it might prove the end of HE. Sarr would be off to AFCON as well. Watford have previously rejected Liverpool's offer to buy him on instalments.}


2.) 11 Feb 2021 23:25:54
Quite honestly I wouldn’t want either, I’m all for developing players etc but I don’t see enough in either of those two to warrant ridiculous fees and the loss of a better player.

{Ed002's Note - It is what led to the late deal for Jota.}


3.) 12 Feb 2021 06:18:46
I see Elliot more as a CAM than an option for the front 3. If we can find buyers for Shaq, Origi and Minamino, maybe we can afford to add Sarr as another option to our forward line.


4.) 12 Feb 2021 07:22:28
They signed Jota, only way Sarr would happen is if one of the front three left. The likes of sarr and trader are not going to want to sit on the bench all season.

Given the financial situation I don’t see a forward player a priority this summer unless one of the front three go.

Salah, Mane, Firmino, Jota, Elliot and Minamino should be more than enough.


5.) 12 Feb 2021 19:50:14
I think Taki needs a lot of gametime in the PL before he comes back. He's got so much energy for the game that I'd hate to see it wasted sitting on the bench.


6.) 14 Feb 2021 10:12:35
Ed02 it would hardly be the end of HE when city signed torres was that the end of foden?

{Ed002's Note - What are you talking about? They play in different positions.}


 

 

10 Nov 2020 14:54:18
Congratulations to Rhys Williams who has been recognised now as a First Team Squad member and officially listed on the club website as No.46.

What an impact he has had. Can't wait to see how he progresses this season.


1.) 10 Nov 2020 16:54:57
I’ve always had a hope that he’d return and prove that he has what it takes to play, since I used to watch him at U18 level there was a level of talent and determination you’d want to see from a young player.

Think the lower league stint has done him a world of good, he’s grown up both on and off the pitch, easy to forget he’s only 19!

Hopefully can kick on and push for that 4th CB role.


2.) 11 Nov 2020 12:02:38
Well deserved, always good to see graduates from the academy roped in.


3.) 11 Nov 2020 14:53:08
He’ll be getting even more games if these Gomez getting a serious injury on international duty are true.


4.) 12 Nov 2020 21:28:54
Great news. Homemade, homegrown talent (and whatever else they call it) always feels different, and certainly special, in comparison to going out there and buying talent from the market (even though that too is necessary.


 

 

06 Oct 2020 08:49:44
Ed002, just a quick question regarding our squad and what happens now. I've run through the official website and we have 34 players with allocated first team squad numbers. 9 of them are u21 so don't taje up a squad space. However 18 are non-HG and only 7 are HG. Of that 7 i can only see Wilson, Kelleher and maybe Phillips or Gomez (? ) who might count as club trained. Milner, Henderson and Ox certainly don't.

Surely this means one of the 18 non-HG players cannot be registered. Are all transfer windows shut now, or could we see Grujic or Shaqiri move to somewhere like Russia or China?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, I have explained this all summer. Gomez is not club trained. The CL squad will be limited to 24 with one Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson or Nathanial Phillips dropping out.

Players can move to anywhere the transfer window remains open - Netherlands, Portugal, Russia etc..}


1.) 06 Oct 2020 10:52:12
Shaq won't be going anywhere now.
He's tested positive for C.V..


2.) 06 Oct 2020 12:59:54
Thanks Ed002. Wild suggestion/ question incoming. Could we register Shaqiri in the FA Cup and Champions League squad (but not Grujic), and then register Grujic in the Premier League squad (but not Shaqiri)? Purely hypothetical. I was just wondering if we will have a very upset player sat in the u23's if we can't sell/ loan one of them in time.

{Ed002's Note - You can register different players for the CL and for the PL.}


3.) 06 Oct 2020 18:07:19
Hi hope Shaq gets to play more for Liverpool i think he offers us more if played in the correct position thru the middle.

{Ed025's Note - he is in his best position rax...on the bench..


4.) 06 Oct 2020 18:18:19
A bubble shaped bench. Or a bench shaped bubble.


5.) 07 Oct 2020 05:31:27
He would walk into Everton’s team any day of the week Ed025.

{Ed025's Note - come on hughes,y get a grip, hes on a par with theo walcott who we have just binned, some of you reds do make me laugh, you think all your players are "world class" when in truth besides your first team you are harbouring a shedload of crap!, if he was any good he would be replacing vanilla firmino mate but he cant even get a game in your carabao cup team who were embarrassed by arsenal reserves last week ffs, please lay off the drugs or get treatment for delusions of grandeur friend..


6.) 07 Oct 2020 08:50:00
I wouldn’t agree with that Ed, he was not picked due to potential transfers away from the club, and we weren’t embarrassed by and arsenal team.

{Ed025's Note - thats my whole point SR, the reds are trying to get shut of him as he is dutch elm and surplus to requirement mate, the remark about arsenal was just a reposte in defence of remarks that he walks into the everton team when clearly thats not true, sometimes i should not bite..


7.) 07 Oct 2020 11:49:31
fair enough haha, i can see why you might get frustrated with those comments.

Everton midfield is looking decent, Shaq wouldn't get into that team currently, previously i would argue he could but not anymore!

i think the likes of wolves, arsenal and united should be worried about you competing for the top 4, you might run out of steam at some point but you have a world class manager at the helm and going to give all the big teams a run for their money!

hopefully will FINALLY make the derby's interesting again haha.

{Ed025's Note - yeah lets hope so SR mate..


 

 

 

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16 Jun 2021 19:33:18
I know it'll be an unpopular opinion but i really hope Rafa does well at Everton. That man belongs in the City of Liverpool. He's a Spanish scouser who has done so much for the Hillsborough families and general charity work in the area. So i hope he keeps the job for as long as he wants it. Also, i'd rather Everton were playing in the Champions League than any of United, City, Spurs or Chelsea! Just so long as he doesn't win them the League or Champions League of course. I wish him success, but not that much!


1.) 16 Jun 2021 19:37:27
I don’t think it will be an unpopular option on here mate. I haven’t seen anyone not wishing Rafa the best.


2.) 16 Jun 2021 19:44:12
Im not sure the right wording is wishing him the best, there certainly shouldn't be any ill feeling.


3.) 16 Jun 2021 19:49:13
We’ve already seen him at Chelsea so it’s nothing new really.


4.) 16 Jun 2021 19:58:51
He is a top human being and I think still a really good manager. Like MK I hope he does well but clearly not at the expense of Liverpool.
He deserves the chance to be at a top club but I'm guessing he will be happy enough at Everton until that comes along 🤣🤣😜.
Would love to be a fly on the wall when Rafa and Big Dunc have their first conversation, maybe discussing football tactics 😁.

{Ed025's Note - if they disagree IR, rafa will be able to advertise on the soles of his shoes mate.. :)


5.) 16 Jun 2021 20:07:24
Yes mk my ex used to babysit his daughter and he's a lovely bloke who's resided on the Wirral side for years. I hope he gets a massive round of applause at the Derby. Just his support and help for Hillsborough he should be knighted. I'm pretty sure he donated a grand to every member of the Hillsborough disasters family.


6.) 16 Jun 2021 20:24:35
I can't see Dunc being retained personally, Rafa will want his own staff.


7.) 16 Jun 2021 20:36:03
All the best to Rafa. He will Everton playing well. Give him 6 months and all Evertonains will love him as much as us. Best of luck Rafa.


8.) 16 Jun 2021 20:36:56
I don’t wish him the best.
I wish him the second best, after us. 👍🏼.


9.) 16 Jun 2021 20:52:11
I don’t hope he does well! In football rivalry I hate them simple as!
As a man I love Rafa and I know he loves the city and what he’s done for the 96!
But f#%k me he can’t be short a few pound needing to take that job!
That’s my opinion!


10.) 16 Jun 2021 21:09:48
Couldn’t agree more MK.

{Ed0666's Note - It’s like us hiring Moyes. 😂. No seriously the man is a football genius I really hope he succeeds and gets them top 6 and semi finals of the caraboa cup


11.) 16 Jun 2021 21:43:28
They’ll be a few banners that can’t be used in the kop anymore!


12.) 16 Jun 2021 21:57:27
Please Rafa, don’t do it.
It’s just wrong.


13.) 16 Jun 2021 23:51:16
Ed025, with the greatest respect to big Dunc . a man we know even burglars don't mess with. on a professional level rafa doesn't take s*** and Is as stubborn as they come. He will have to get in line to some degree but actually think rafa will like him around. his passion and bluenoseness would be required.

{Ed025's Note - i dont know quite where dunc stands in the great scheme of things ben, myself i would get rid of the "jobs for the boys" culture that exists at the club to be honest, i must admit though i dont want to be the one to tell him mate, but if rafa does he could always advertise on the soles of his shoes.. :)


14.) 17 Jun 2021 01:02:08
My sentiments exactly MK, i’m happy for him and good luck to him.

It’ll be interesting to see just how well he does, there’s so much up in the air, both with him as a manager and them as a club. His career post-Liverpool hasn’t been particularly inspiring, although he did get that Newcastle side playing far beyond the sum of their parts. Bruce came in and was given the money Rafa should have been given and yet he seems to drag them closer towards relegation every year, indicating that Rafa was indeed performing miracles at the time. It shows he still has the ability to drag a club from a difficult position and get them playing beyond what is expected of them, which is the exact opposite of what Everton have managed in the Moshiri era.

On the one hand, for all the complaining of his style of play from the Everton supporters, i think that is exactly what they need. Everton have fallen into the same trap that City and West Ham did when they came into a bit of money; thinking they can make the transition to attractive football straight away and spunking it all on mediocre ‘exciting’ players that look good on Match of the Day, rather than building on what they have. That’s all Everton have done since Moyes left, and their identity and cohesiveness have all but eroded. They need to go back to basics and build from the back again with players who actually give a toss, which is exactly what Rafa will bring.

However, Rafa has been very open about his conservative style of management in the past, previously stating that he coaches the defensive side and how many goals you score are down to the quality you have up front (to paraphrase) . The ‘Subbuteo Football’ accusation is actually pretty accurate when i think back to those old Liverpool teams, and it could be a real issue for Everton, both stylistically and when it comes to transfers. Rafa’s biggest issue at Liverpool was the amount of money he wasted on countless silly transfers, it really did feel like he was carpet bombing the transfer market (Particularly the realm of La Liga players nobody had ever heard of) and his opinions on players were extremely questionable to say the least. What more can be said about a man who tried to ship out Alonso in favour of Gareth Barry because Barry could play left back? It sometimes seemed like he was never content with what he had and then whenever he tried to add to it, the players were often rubbish. That’s worrying in its own right, but its even more worrying in the context of what's going on at Everton, who really need to start letting Marcel Brands do his job and plan their signings properly, as opposed to impulsive and poorly judged signings like James Rodriguez. It’s a potentially massive problem right out of the blocks, as Rafa has been known to throw a tantrum when he doesn’t have it all his way.

At the end of the day though, Rafa loves the city, he understands the culture and he has managed to elevate average teams before. He won a Champions League with Djimi Traore at left back so from an Everton perspective, anything is possible. There’s every reason to assume he could do really well. I’d just be happy to see him happy and enjoying his football again after many jobs that ended on a sour note over the last 10 years.


15.) 17 Jun 2021 09:28:24
None of you clearly live here, because I tell you right now, it's the polar opposite of that opinion in Liverpool. Fingers crossed he relegated them.


 

 

02 Jun 2021
New image uploaded to the
Liverpool Player Sightings page entitled, Van Dijk when he hears who was the best centre back in England last season...


1.) 02 Jun 2021 14:05:52
Even with a busted leg it was still Virgil. Lol.


 

 

12 May 2021 14:12:44
If it is to be the Europa League for us, then so be it. As Klopp said, if there are any players who don't want to stay without Champions League, he doesn't want them to stay anyway.

Hopefully we can win some more silverware next season. I include whatever format of European football we are playing in that too.

I have a hunch we will only sign 4 players: Konate, Kabak, Bissouma/ De Paul and Traore/ Sarr. I really don't see a marquee signing being viable. I think a lot more resource will be invested in young players moving forward. The club has done extremely will to secure the likes of Elliott, Gordon, Pitaluga and Musialowski in the last few years. The likes of Clarkson, Cain, Balagizi, Beck, Koumetio etc are all ones for the future too.

Let's hope we can finish this season on a high and go again next year.


1.) 12 May 2021 15:03:28
Have to say MK, Salah is making noises about wanting to leave (as is his agent), and if we were to sell Salah, which is reasonably foreseeable given the fact he has itchy feet, the vultures are circling and we have no champions league football, then Traore or Sarr would be a drop in quality of incalculable proportions as we’d be left in a position where we have no regular reliable goal scorers, and it’s not like we’re blessed with goals throughout the rest of the side.


2.) 12 May 2021 15:18:23
You would think if salah did go, that the fee would be invested into higher quality replacement, surely they have contingencies in place for these situations. I would expect a serious bid to go in for sancho.


3.) 12 May 2021 15:34:24
Might have contingencies in place but not having champions league football means sancho will not come anywhere near us.


4.) 12 May 2021 15:40:31
I don't see Salah leaving. In the current market, can anybody afford €100-150m on a 29 year old?

If he does leave though then as Snoots says, that would finance a move for a marquee signing such as Sancho.


5.) 12 May 2021 16:18:37
I honestly don't mind playing a season in the Europe League, its a great opportunity to give game time to some young players and see what they can do. Manchester United did that with Mason Greenwood and are now reaping the rewards.
I'd be excited to see the likes of Elliott, Musialowski, Balagizi and Koumetio given some minutes in the Europa League.


6.) 12 May 2021 16:43:20
I agree Adam nobody is spending 100m on a 29 yo
I'm not sure any 'marquee signing ' will come to Liverpool without cl football. Probably best summer to sit tight then see if you can get back amongst the big boys by the end of next season and look to reshape the squad then. You have a few good young players there in jones elliot and the cb so with a few players back from injury there is a distinct possibility you could break back into the top 4 next season😏.


7.) 12 May 2021 17:09:13
ONE SEASON without Champs Lge football though, its not like before Klopp came and we would have little chance of qualifying for the champions lge. When all the boys are back next year we will be back challenging for the league never mind worrying about top four. if a player can't look beyond the next 12 months then he's an idiot.


8.) 12 May 2021 17:14:34
What noises is Salah making that show he wants to leave?
Has he made a statement that I've missed or is this just someone deciding to take things out of context as usual?
For as long as Salah has been at this club I've been reading how he's off to Barcelona or Madrid at the end of every season, and how every interview he gives or comment he makes is his way of screaming that he wants to go.
And yet he's still here and in the last couple of weeks has re-iterated his desire to stay.


9.) 12 May 2021 17:15:22
Money is tight near everywhere in Europe right now so no one is going to be paying what we would want for Salah esp after another brilliant individual season. His agent can say whatever he wants. He doesn’t control a damn thing. I think Salah will stay and don’t be surprised if Mane does too.

As for incomings, I hope we do sign Bisouma and another midfielder and possible forward if possible. There will be no big signings either, I don’t think.


10.) 12 May 2021 17:20:06
I’ve got no issues with us being in the Europa and lots of the youngsters and fringe players getting game time in it. My only problem is the thu/ sun schedule and the time Klopp is away from the first team prepping this team be it before a home game or travel to and from an away.

{Ed014's Note - that’s a crazy notion, your squad play as a squad with a system, everyone knows the system. Klopp won’t have to worry about anything.

If the shite that is Man Utd with that clown at the wheel can get into the top 4 and a Europa Dopa final then anyone can.

Next season will be back to normal with yourselves City and Chelsea fighting for the title, the rest fighting for 4th.


11.) 12 May 2021 17:44:41
Ed014 what I mean mate is if Klopp is out in Ie Ukraine on a wed/ thu travelling back Friday then are the likes of Salah, Vvd, Hendo etc going to be out there as well or back at the training ground. For home games surely the team will be doing team runs on the wed in prep.

{Ed014's Note - I get that JK but I’m certain it’s not going to be a problem with the quality of your squad and manager.

He’ll will no doubt play a mix of first team and squad/youngsters, they all train together and it will only be a few not involved each week.


12.) 12 May 2021 18:25:08
MK, Salah’s agent has apparently been talking to various parties (including press and clubs), particularly PSG. And they probably would offer £100m or so as their owners are quite keen on having a high profile Arabic player in their team, and they’ll be particularly keen if Mbappe makes the expected move to Madrid. If he does leave I seriously doubt our ability to adequately replace him given the mess the club is in financially and not being in the champions league.


13.) 12 May 2021 19:13:12
Remember that Man United signed Pogba when they weren't in the Champions league. Man City signed Tevez. It is not the deciding factor for a lot of players. Money talks. Players get 5% of the transfer fee so if we went and offered Dortmund £100m for him, would he really say "no" to a £5m signing on fee and probably doubling his wages?

{Ed002's Note - You have this horribly wrong. The 5% is if he does not request a transfer and is paid by the selling club from what they get from the buying club paying the transfer fee. Additionally is a signing on fee paid by the buying - and in the case of Sancho the add on figures last season with agent fees and signing on fee were vast - truly vast.}


14.) 12 May 2021 19:59:47
Wasn't trying to be accurate Ed002. Just highlighting how much money players make when they change club and why that can over rule a lack of Champions League football.

{Ed002's Note - Typically the better players want to play at the highest level.}


 

 

08 May 2021 09:46:23
Someome asked about a good Liverpool Book. Best i've read is:

'When You Walk Through a Storm' - Anne Williams with Sean Smith

Anne's son, Kevin, died in the Hillsborough Disaster and it's basically the story of her fight for justice.


1.) 08 May 2021 11:03:34
Great I will look that up. Thank you.


 

 

21 Apr 2021 09:34:40
Fans - you're afraid.

ESL - Of you?

Fans - Of death.

ESL - John Henry asked for a saviour. He settled for more of the same.

Fans - I supposed we are both disappointments.

ESL - i suppose we are.

Fans - football clubs are odd. They think order and chaos are somehow opposites. Try to control what won't be. But there is grace in their failings. I think you missed that.

ESL - They're doomed.

Fans - Yes. But a thing isn't beautiful because it lasts. It's a privilege to be among them.

{Ed033's Note - Reads like it was typed by Royalty... Oh it was. :)


1.) 21 Apr 2021 10:24:18
The city is flying and we’re fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense.


2.) 21 Apr 2021 11:08:38
The Zebra on a tree depicting how no one knows how Utd made the top of the table got me in stitches.


 

 

 

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15 Jun 2021 17:22:19
Ew, GroB.

{Ed077's Note - Groß😁😁


 

 

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11 Jun 2021 11:41:23
More like looking for hay in a needle-stack actually. Because it's painful reading some of the nonsense "journalists" and "pundits" come out with today.


 

 

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08 Jun 2021 11:26:09
Don't kink shame me Zeddicus. It's 2021.


 

 

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08 Jun 2021 10:40:57
I read the Zambian Observer every day just for page 3.


 

 

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06 Jun 2021 11:25:59
I personally think he's over rated. He is a decent passer and takes a nice set piece. But he's weak on the ball, lacks aggression in general, non-existent in the air, slow to react to danger and often guilty of over playing. He's technically very good and he does work hard but i just think he's lacking in a few too many areas to be good enough for a top 6 team.


 

 

 

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23 Jun 2021 21:34:45
I like McGinn. He scored 3 and assisted 6 in the league last season. That's more goal involvements than Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson and Wijnaldum combined.

As box to box midfielders go, he's pretty good. Never worth £50m mind you. Maybe £25-30m. Just looking at it from a character perspective, i worry we'll be soft in midfield when Henderson and Milner start winding down. McGinn is a tenacious, high octane player. Sometimes you need a guy who will just smash into a 50/ 50 to get the crowd going.

He's under rated in my opinion. He doesn't walk straight into our team, but with Henderson, Fabinho and Thiago in the middle who does? Because Bissouma and Nehaus certainly don't either.

See a lot of people hell bent on multiple midfielders, but as well as Hendo, Fab and Thiago we also have Jones, Milner, Grujic, Keita, Ox, Shaq, Wilson and Elliott who can all play variations of midfield roles. We need to shift at least 4 of them before we start thinking about adding to a list of 11 midfield players.


 

 

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22 Jun 2021 14:00:54
Spot on Zeddicus. Only correction is that Hardy was released a few weeks ago as his contract expired.


 

 

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20 Jun 2021 16:48:32
Hopefully he doesn't give away a Penne-alty.


 

 

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20 Jun 2021 11:44:53
Parallels with how Andy Carroll's early career went. Good season. Big move. Bad attitude. Unfulfilled potential.


 

 

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16 Jun 2021 18:57:22
Lamptey looks injury prone and i'm not even convinced he's that much better than Neco Williams. He gets to play in a back 5 so he has a lot less defensive responsibility than a right back in our system. I'd steer well clear at least until it's more clear how robust he is and even then i'd rather Neco as the back up to Trent. Trent is the best right back in the world so i'm in no rush to move him even if he could play midfield to the same level.

{Ed025's Note - according to southgate hes only the 4th best in england MK..