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08 Jul 2020 16:02:15
WonderDogSparky has uploaded three new posts. Cryptic as ever. I can't figure out the Joe 90 one for the life of me. Whilst I know the song by the Wurzels that McAgger and McSkrtel duet over I still don't understand it. Maybe the brownie one is eluding to a Sharkopod, not often does Sparky elude to electric music on the radiogram. Perhaps someone could shed some light.


1.) 08 Jul 2020 19:54:51
I wouldn’t read too much into it. You can attempt to glean some information from the updates but personally I just enjoy the tales. Never heard that Wurzels song before, have now, and it’s easier than you’d imagine to visualise Agger and Skrtel singing it.

I always listen to Ed’s/ Sparky’s music recommendations though. I had a quick listen to the first couple of songs from the Country Joe album and have now ordered the vinyl.


 

 

29 Jun 2020 12:51:54
Hi Ed002, hope all is well. If I remember correctly you stated in the past that interest in Todd Cantwell may have waned. Was just wondering if this was ever the case or if you had any idea of his transfer situation. I only wonder because there has been recent reports from The Athletic and other journalists that Liverpool will attempt to sign the player should Norwich be relegated (a given) . Thanks for any info.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any change in the situation. As far as I know the interest has waned in favour of integrating Curtis Jones.}


1.) 29 Jun 2020 14:50:37
Rightly so I don't get the idea of cantwell nowhere near LFC quality.


2.) 29 Jun 2020 15:14:55
I agree, Curtis Jones is ready to step up and I believe the money would be best spent signing a versatile attacking player or DC from Sevilla (provided we can get the appropriate sales) . Here's hoping someone is interested in Lovren other than Roma.


3.) 29 Jun 2020 16:13:00
Why isn’t Cantwell Liverpool quality? I think he’s a great young talent myself. I would have him ahead of Jones personally talent wise although I do think it’s better to promote from within wherever possible.


4.) 29 Jun 2020 16:31:45
Robertson wasnt LFC quality and we all know how much tonnes of humble pie had to be eaten because of him. I wouldn't rule out anyone Klopp decides to bring in. HOWEVER, we have Jones, and given games he could prove to be a 40mill saving considering how much english midfielders go for.


5.) 29 Jun 2020 16:59:05
I think Curtis Jones will save us a transfer fee here, with due respect to Cantwell.


6.) 29 Jun 2020 19:39:26
He is not even close to our level.


7.) 29 Jun 2020 21:34:38
1985mikey1985 I don't get how you can say Cantwell is Better than Jones his 3 years older. Cantwell from what I have seen is ok but nothing special. Jones for just turning 19 looks like he could be a real player but only time will tell.


8.) 29 Jun 2020 21:40:02
If Jones works as hard as Trent has, he’ll go a long way.


9.) 30 Jun 2020 10:53:34
I'd have to go with 1985Mickey on this and say that, at this moment, Cantwell is the better player. But it's a bit of comparing apples and oranges because there's a 3 year age difference in the crucial development years. I've seen both play quite a few times. Cantwell seems to be quicker with ball at feet. Jones looks good, and takes advantage of, the large amount of space he's always given with the U23's. Cantwell seems livelier while Jones looks more technically adept with long passes and curling free kicks.

But I would take Jones right now. Simply because I'm not sure how much importance Klopp places on the AM position in the team? He already plays Keita and Ox further up then our other two mids. And he tried to play Lallana as a holding midfielder because he didn't know what to do with him. So, bring in Jones full time, give him a year to grow and develop. See how it goes. Maybe Jones' peak is far higher than Cantwell's? Plus, it's cheaper and a talented local boy is always a plus.

{Ed001's Note - Lallana was put as a holding mid because we needed one and Lallana was not needed in any other position. It was not about not knowing what to do with him, it was about filling a gap in the squad and using a player that would otherwise be surplus to do so.}


 

 

25 May 2020 10:56:32
Any updates at all on when or how the premier league will be starting again? And if I may, any updates on transfers, Werner is being excessively mentioned?

{Ed002's Note - (a) No, there are placeholders for dates but there is no decision over venues yet, issues over a response to the 100 point letter over medical concerns, meetings to be held with three cities whose mayors are against the return and other odds and ends. (b) The Werner situation remains unchanged - Liverpool have not approached his club and as far as I know have continued to tap him up illegally. Another side has held some further talks with RBL but they are not confident anything can be done. As far as other players who have ben looked at; Victor Osimhen can be struck off the list; Leicester have now made an approach to Wigan for Joe Gelhardt who Liverpool and Everton are keen on; Piotr Zielinski can be scratched.}


1.) 25 May 2020 12:07:34
Interesting to see we were still interested in Zielinski after so long. Delighted we ended up with Gini though, and hope he signs a new contract soon.

{Ed002's Note - No more than a wildcard but the closest match to Adam Lallana and Napoli have been in some turmoil but they are now settling. And of course a Klopp favourite, and a very good player.}


2.) 25 May 2020 13:23:09
Ed, you keep mentioning Liverpool have 'tapped' up Werner illegally. How have they done this. I only ask because I watched the Alan Shearer interview recently when he stated that Sir Alex Ferguson and Kevin Keegan both phoned him about moving even though he was under contract at Blackburn with no desire to move. Also, didn't Cristiano Ronaldo have a word in De Ligt's ear during a game convincing him to join Juve. How is this different.

{Ed002's Note - Putting aside Ronaldo which is of no relevance, Ferguson made an illegal approach to Shearer. This does not make it right for Klopp to constantly cheat. It is against the rules and totally unacceptable. Liverpool still need to sort their act out or at some point they will get another ban.}


3.) 25 May 2020 13:38:00
Think that would be a good for Gelhardt.


4.) 25 May 2020 14:17:51
Ed why haven’t they approached RB over Werner like I just don’t get that like tap the lad up then say ah leave it there!

{Ed002's Note - Obviously, and not for the first time, Liverpool are disrupting a player of another side. Perhaps Liverpool will do the honest thing and approach RBL with a very good offer to tempt them to sell?}


5.) 25 May 2020 14:32:37
Why haven’t they approached RB if they want him like what gain is there going to the player 1st (obviously it turns his head ) but what else and who’s the gob person doing the tapping up, klopp?


6.) 25 May 2020 17:34:41
How do a club like red bull grant permission to speak for a player

Is it only after a offer is accepted.

{Ed002's Note - The same way as any other club do. The process should be along the lines of: Clubs will typically informally ask an agent (a) if the player is going to be available, and (b) would the player consider a move to the club. There may be some broad discussion on the sort of deal that would be offered but no more than that. If the answer is yes, it is then necessary for the club to approach the player's club to ask if they would be willing to sell and if they would grant permission to speak to a player's agent formally to negotiate about a transfer and even to the player about actually making a move. This will typically involve the showing of serious interest (perhaps through an offer) or actually agreeing a fee and responsibility for any significant costs (agents fees etc.). Once this has happened the club will be able to speak formally to the player's agent and perhaps the player himself to look at the package that will be involved. Many players are looked at and discussed at a high-level with agents and clubs; a subset of those have an offer placed; a subset of those involve discussions with the player's club; a subset of those involve discussions over terms, and; a subset of those go ahead.}


7.) 25 May 2020 21:58:09
Klopp is an angel compared to Ferguson

Not only was he continually tapping up players but storming into the officials office after a game, berating decisions they didn’t go his way, asking for officials not to referee matches that he didn’t see fit. The list goes on.


 

 

11 May 2020 12:24:03
It has been quiet on the WonderDogSparky front for a while now. I assume he is taking necessary precautions and abiding by government advice in the midst of this virus? Can WonderDogSparky even catch a cold?

{Ed002's Note - #WonderDogSpark is omnipotent and may soon be making a return.}


1.) 11 May 2020 23:52:52
OMG I've missed him so much, make it so Eds 002.

{Ed002's Note - He tells He tells me it won't be tomorrow as he plans on "social distancing" with someone elses bitch.}


2.) 12 May 2020 09:52:54
Wonder dog sparky, the Neil Ferguson of the Canine world.


 

 

23 Apr 2020 14:46:35
Hi, hope everyone is keeping well. A few sources saying that Liverpool are looking to sign Willian on a free this summer. Sounds like a load of rubbish, can one of the Ed's confirm my suspicions?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach to Chelsea, Willian or his agent.}


1.) 23 Apr 2020 19:57:22
Thanks Ed002. I know you don't like to make predictions but are you expecting LFC to make an approach over Werner when this virus has calmed down?

{Ed002's Note - I am afraid I really have no idea. Other clubs are working on potential transfers.}


2.) 23 Apr 2020 21:16:05
Yeah no worries, thanks as always. Hopefully LFC get a move on and talk to Liepzig. I am fond of Werner and would like to see him wearing a Liverpool shirt.


 

 

 

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26 Jun 2020 02:23:40
Great night and my first ever league title with Liverpool, hopefully many more to come! What really gets me however is how much it meant to my father who was my age the last time he saw Liverpool lift the first division title. Enjoy yourselves of course but please keep thoughts and prayers for those who have tragically passed away during this terrible virus whom potentially would not have seen their boyhood club finally lift the title that had eluded them for so long. Now queue the celebrations!

{Ed0666's Note - very classy post that monkey I echo you’re sentiments.


 

 

21 Jun 2020 00:01:04
Just read the comments below about Adama Traore, found them rather amusing. The guy is severely overrated and would be a huge step down from Salah (even though LFC won't be signing him) . The guy is strong and quick, but that's about it. Whilst his finishing and end product has improved it is only slightly. Keep accidentally pressing send! The goal output for the player is very low and the assists also. Considering the positions he can find himself in it really highlights how poor his delivery and overall end product is when you look at his stats. His performances are also highy inconsistent, some games he looks really dangerous, others he looks toothless.


1.) 21 Jun 2020 10:29:18
He is not a Liverpool player but that was a great cross for the goal yesterday.


2.) 21 Jun 2020 12:01:52
It's all media hype and it's all about the physique. I've never really been too impressed with muscular guys with athletic ability, and somehow they don't always end up at the peak of football. Players like (the Brazilian) Hulk, Julio Baptista (what did he do at Arsenal? ) and Victor Wanyama come to mind. You can argue they're good but just not at the top.


 

 

06 Jun 2020 00:53:08
Finally the Werner saga has drawn to a close (at least for Liverpool) . I've read the comments of Ed002 and would simply like to question the finances of the potential transfers. We are aware that the Chelsea deal for Werner is £50million+ and around 200k a week for salary (huge money) . If Liverpool are reluctant to spend that money on a high quality player then I do not see how the club could fork out a similar fee, if not higher for Diego Carlos, and it be justifiable. Am I looking at it the wrong way or is Diego Carlos nowhere near as costly in terms of wages?

{Ed002's Note - It is not simply the money - it is also the way Liverpool went about the transfer. With limited funds the club needs to prioritise.}


1.) 06 Jun 2020 11:01:14
Thanks Ed002, I'm guessing the tapping up was resulting in Liepzig commanding some form of higher fee/ compensation. The majority of journalists have said that they doubt Liverpool will sign anyone in this window, I'm guessing your information suggests otherwise.

{Ed002's Note - If Lovren stays then I would doubt Klopp will be able to sign Carlos or Martinez. But I still expect something to happen.}


2.) 06 Jun 2020 11:13:02
Sorry Ed, which Martinez is this we might be interested in?

{Ed002's Note - Lisandro Martinez (CB) watched by Liverpool and Real Madrid but he was not one of the players Ajax agreed to let leave this summer. Others like Diego Llorent, Ben White, Fry, Godfrey and Ferreira have also been considered.}


3.) 06 Jun 2020 12:50:27
Damn, I was hoping it was Lautaro Martinez. Absolutely amazing player.

{Ed002's Note - But not a CB.}


 

 

03 Jun 2020 13:28:28
Sky Sports News have posted that Werner's release clause is only active for another 14 days (in terms of teams being able to buy him for around that price) . I was wondering is this clause legally binding for the Premier League clubs or just to fellow German clubs? If it isn't legally binding then surely it has no relevance other than being a price point.

{Ed002's Note - The release clause is binding for German sides and can only be seen as indicative of the price they want. A termination clause would be something that applies more widely.}


1.) 03 Jun 2020 15:02:37
Hey ed 2. Potentially this could be a stupid question so if it is i apologized. Just wondering what happens when clauses as this expire on a certain date? Does the potential selling club have more of the power to sell at a price they feel the player is worth? Not necessarily related to Werner just wondering how these types of selling clauses work when a date is applied to their contract. Hope all is well with you and your family during these uncertain times and thanks for all the hard work you do.

{Ed002's Note - In terms of Werner they can charge what they want to clubs outside of Germany regardless. The clause in his contract was added because of Bayern Munich. But as he is damaged goods now they accept that he will very probably leave in the summer. If there is a release clause in a players contract and there is a "date" included, then it is simply no longer relevant after that date passes and transfers fees are simply negotiated.}


2.) 03 Jun 2020 15:47:57
Cheers ed2.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

14 May 2020 12:53:23
The fat kid from Bolton is riling up Liverpool twitter again with his false claims of Werner being agreed. When will he ever stop?


1.) 14 May 2020 14:38:52
Probably when people stop reading his posts.


2.) 14 May 2020 14:50:52
It’s the world we live in, anyone can make any claim and don’t have to back it up and it spreads like wildfire. I really don’t envy the job the Ed’s do on this site but it’s the only site I trust in regards to information about the club/ football.


3.) 14 May 2020 16:52:26
Might be relying on 1000 monkeys with 1000 typewriters logic. Fire off enough 'done deals' and you get one right.


4.) 14 May 2020 21:34:36
WYred, Trump became the President doing exactly that.


5.) 15 May 2020 00:52:23
I have to admit I follow him on Twitter so see the hilarious comments and downright stupid rumours he posts. Perhaps I'm part of the problem.


6.) 15 May 2020 12:47:25
MonkeyMad who is the fat kid from bolton.


 

 

 

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07 Jul 2020 15:47:58
Not quite, believe he was referring to the "done deal" and the information from mystery man "Hanz" that the Fat Kid from Bolton has been spouting all over twitter. This Hanz is the "fantasy friend" that WonderDogSparky is eluding to I believe.


 

 

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29 Jun 2020 15:14:55
I agree, Curtis Jones is ready to step up and I believe the money would be best spent signing a versatile attacking player or DC from Sevilla (provided we can get the appropriate sales) . Here's hoping someone is interested in Lovren other than Roma.


 

 

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23 Apr 2020 21:16:05
Yeah no worries, thanks as always. Hopefully LFC get a move on and talk to Liepzig. I am fond of Werner and would like to see him wearing a Liverpool shirt.


 

 

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23 Apr 2020 19:57:22
Thanks Ed002. I know you don't like to make predictions but are you expecting LFC to make an approach over Werner when this virus has calmed down?

{Ed002's Note - I am afraid I really have no idea. Other clubs are working on potential transfers.}


 

 

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03 Mar 2020 18:05:15
Thanks for the reply Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

 

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29 Jun 2020 15:46:38
Someone's been on twitter too much.


 

 

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16 Jun 2020 15:08:38
He's regarded as one of the best in La Liga with clubs like RM and Barcelona chasing him. Overall from what I've seen of him he's very much a ball playing CB, plays more on the left side (like VVD) . He has a very strong sliding tackle which he commits to a lot, often successful, however he also commits many needless fouls; his biggest weakness I'd say. As for physicality the guy is very strong, but perhaps lacking somewhat in the height department. He isn't say as fast as Gomez or VVD but he is a relatively fast centre half and recovery pace wouldn't be an issue (like it is for players such as Maguire) . It's difficult to predict how he'd get on in the Prem however.


 

 

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06 Jun 2020 11:01:14
Thanks Ed002, I'm guessing the tapping up was resulting in Liepzig commanding some form of higher fee/ compensation. The majority of journalists have said that they doubt Liverpool will sign anyone in this window, I'm guessing your information suggests otherwise.

{Ed002's Note - If Lovren stays then I would doubt Klopp will be able to sign Carlos or Martinez. But I still expect something to happen.}


 

 

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15 May 2020 00:52:23
I have to admit I follow him on Twitter so see the hilarious comments and downright stupid rumours he posts. Perhaps I'm part of the problem.


 

 

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12 May 2020 14:15:32
Apologies, I have misread a few previous posts. Would there ever be a case where the decision on the league title could be decided on a majority vote rather than a black ball vote? Simply wishful thinking from myself Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - If it were another club than Liverpool it is possible but Liverpool have constantly acted illegally (tapping up players, getting Van Dijk to go on strike, the tapping up of a child for which they were given a transfer ban, the hacking of computers at Manchetser City, etc.) and constantly disrespected other sides (e.g. their rather embarrassing situation caused by the letter sent to CAS about Manchester City).}