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05 Jul 2021 17:17:40
Ings free in a year. although @ 29yo might not be what we need.

Still gutted he had all his set backs whilst with us.


1.) 05 Jul 2021 20:58:36
This won’t be popular on here but I’d prefer a fit Ings and his undeniable finishing skills over Bobby and then Bobby either as no 10 providing assists or rotating with Ings.

2.) 05 Jul 2021 21:00:42
I could be wrong but I think city have an interest in Ings. Can any of the Ed’s shed some light on which clubs are interested in Ings?

{Ed002's Note - Try the Southampton page.}

3.) 05 Jul 2021 21:12:35
Don’t think they’ll rotate Kane often. If he does he’ll end up like Ake ie back up so may as well rejoin us and rotate with Bobby. I’d be highly surprised if we sign him though.

4.) 05 Jul 2021 21:58:37
If Kane goes, I guess Spurs could do far worse than Danny Ings.

5.) 05 Jul 2021 23:16:19
I don't see klopp looking backwards with Ings.

6.) 06 Jul 2021 00:55:45
Ings is a top bloke and a good player, but he’s also very injury prone, so it’s a no regrettably.

7.) 06 Jul 2021 06:06:44
Imagine signing Ings konate and sanchez after the injury ravaged season we have had🤣
I mean edwards has done great but this will be scissorhands moment for him.

8.) 06 Jul 2021 09:40:41
Konate is not injury prone he had one bad injury and a few niggles on return just ask VVD will no doubt have this year.



05 Mar 2021 13:28:33

Please don't @me if it's been done or not a reasonable ask 😬 but would it be possible for Ed2, say with those amazing detailed notes, to give a brief run down of who specifically the club is looking at in a single post - and who those players are viewed as a replacement for?

Many thanks.



{Ed002's Note - Ask in a couple of weeks when I will have time.}

1.) 06 Mar 2021 06:29:45
Cheers Ed.

V grateful 🙏.



11 Dec 2015 09:15:57
Eds, hi.

Thanks for particularly great responses recently.

Any chance of getting an update on what JK's view is to our various loanees and if any might return either in Jan or beyond.

Particularly keen to hear about Markovic, Ilori, and Wisdom, but also the youngsters yet to really have a run in the first team.

Also, where's Flanno with his injury?

Ta, as always.



{Ed001's Note - right now it doesn't look like anything will change with regard to those out on loan for the season. Klopp is still assessing things, both those out on loan and the options within the club. He will continue to chat with the loanees and see how they are getting on, so it will only be those who are not making progress on loan that are likely to be considered for a recall. Potentially Wisdom, though Norwich paid money for the loan, so they might not be willing to tear up the contract.

Flanno is, right now, possibly back for the busy Christmas period, but he will need to be eased back or he will suffer like Sturridge.}

1.) 12 Dec 2015 09:30:10
Cheers Ed, do you know if those three would be keen on a Liverpool return? I heard Markovic and Ilori were both very frustrated prior to their loan moves, with Ilori hoping the loan to buy option would be fulfilled.

Cheers again.

{Ed001's Note - Ilori is still considering his options, he did want out but managers have come and gone and he is unsure. Markovic just wants to play, as does Wisdom. All three would happily come back if they are going to be given a chance to prove themselves. Wisdom is particularly keen to have a future with us.}

2.) 12 Dec 2015 09:31:11
And great news about Flanno!



07 Nov 2015 14:04:28
Don't believe it personally but any truth in this story Mourhino was sounded out before Klopp was approached?

Not trying to stir anything, delighted that Klopp is here - and we are starting to see signs of his worth. It really is something that not long ago we had Roy Hodgson and now we have Jurgen Klopp.

Just curious, I guess.


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 07 Nov 2015 17:32:58
Cheers Ed2.

2.) 08 Nov 2015 07:40:54
I know many will disagree but if things had been different and we didn't get Klopp Jose is about the only other manager that would have excited me so much. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love Klopp and like many of u he was my first choice but The Mou was a close second.

3.) 08 Nov 2015 09:52:05
I'm not saying I like the guy as a person, find him entertaining enough, but based on managerial skill, knowledge, experience, mentality etc, call it what u want there's not many who are better than him.



27 Oct 2015 07:45:42
Hi Eds,

I have searched but not seen it covered already; any truth in LFC not pursuing Dortmund players? Or is anyone fair game?

Subotic (spelling? Sorry) has been mentioned on here but other than that nothing else of any certainty.

Would be grateful to have your knowledge and views?

Many thanks,



{Ed002's Note - Klopp said in an interview that he would not go after any Dortmund players - but I suspect they would be willing to sell Subotic.}

1.) 27 Oct 2015 23:47:51
Thanks Ed2.

What I wonder is Klopp not pursuing players doesn't mean the transfer committee won't? I chose my words carefully in the initial question.

Ed, do you know if the transfer committee will continue to operate in the same way? Was it not created to temper Rodgers' pursuit of players?



{Ed002's Note - (a) Liverpool will not compromise Klopp by doing such things. (b) I don't see any significant change right now.}

2.) 29 Oct 2015 06:22:47
Thanks Ed!




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21 Aug 2021 11:42:06
Keita starting. Let's see, hope he does good.

Look at that bench tho. I can't remember when I felt like we had such depth in the squad.


1.) 21 Aug 2021 11:48:31
2 goalkeepers 🤔🤔.

2.) 21 Aug 2021 11:50:18
Also, Ox not in the squad today. I hope he's not injured again.

3.) 21 Aug 2021 12:01:57
Being sold, injured or simply dropped?

4.) 21 Aug 2021 12:03:55
Robbboz, spot on about the squad depth. I don’t remember having this squad depth in, well forever. As for Naby I’m not sure about him at all if I’m being honest but let’s wait and see I guess. I’m more excited about Harvey Elliott though. Glad to see him in the starting line up and can imagine he must be buzzing. Have a really good feeling that the lad could be special with the emphasis on could be. That’s if he knuckles down and learns from those around him and the coaching staff. He is just a kid so needs to be afforded time to make mistakes but I’m excited to see him grow and hopefully reach his potential.

5.) 21 Aug 2021 12:07:33
Two keepers is a waste of a sub. Excited for Elliott getting his first start.

6.) 21 Aug 2021 12:19:35
VVVV, you are absolutely correct but it also sends a clear message to Origi, Chamberlain, Shaqiri and Phillips that they only have a very short time to find a new club.

Good luck to them all.

7.) 21 Aug 2021 12:22:06
Agreed VVVV.

8.) 21 Aug 2021 12:25:08
Milner picked up a knock and both Fab and Ox are listed as being out for personal reasons, I understand Ox's partner is pregnant so perhaps she is due.

9.) 21 Aug 2021 12:26:24
Isnt OX missing due to his partner being in labour.

10.) 21 Aug 2021 12:27:12
Question is where is Origi

Surely dropped or out of here - or Klopp is p. ed.

{Ed0666's Note - yes weird that there’s two keepers on the bench but no Divvy? Maybe he’s trying to protect him in case of a transfer. Let’s hope so anyway. Not in a negative way cos I love him but I think for the sake of his career he needs to leave.

11.) 21 Aug 2021 13:16:54
really can't see any manager putting a second goal keeper on the bench to send a message to fringe players. you'd have to think there is possible movement coming.



19 Aug 2021 10:54:55
Search engine says we aren't signing Haarland "any time soon". All good with that, but has the club had any kind of interest in him? Mirror says we are frontrunners, which lead me to wonder if we'd ever considered him or talked to his reps/ etc.


{Ed002's Note - He was offered to Manchester United prior to moving to Dortmund and the club declined. Manchester United have no contact with his agent about the player.}

1.) 19 Aug 2021 11:01:37
There’s speculation that he’ll be at Man Utd next Summer Ed, courtesy of his links with OGS?

2.) 19 Aug 2021 11:11:34
Will OGS be at man United now that's the question.

3.) 19 Aug 2021 11:36:03
The mirror is clickbait. Why would Haaland be of interest to us if we're in a position where we have to sell to buy? 😅.

4.) 19 Aug 2021 12:00:46
GtD. No diggity, but that doesn't mean we didn't have plans pre C.V., or for further down the road.

Be interested to hear from Eds what significant targets the club had prior/ have once/ if the financial situation improves.

Would Bowen, Sarr, Troare, Bissouma, Sanches still have been where we were at? Was Saul ever a realistic consideration?

Was Haarland ever looked at?

Ed2, cheers for info but you need the Utd page for that 😜.

5.) 19 Aug 2021 13:17:51
Haaland is never going to play for us. Same as Mbappe:

6.) 19 Aug 2021 13:20:51
Juicer, not sure if that is true cos Wright before RBS played us in last CL group game, the Utd fans were going on and on about how Haaland would join Utd cos of his links with Ole and then for whatever reason, he went to Dortmund.

Therefore I’m not sure what links with Ole there still are cos if he rejected him once despite links, why would he go back to him again? Whether we are interested, I don’t know BUT I remember Ed01 said once, that he is a player we prolly want to avoid due to his severe attitude issues.

7.) 19 Aug 2021 13:55:47
so if not soon, then perhaps he will play for Liverpool later? lol
I'd love Haaland at the club as part of rebuilding the attacking line post-bobby.

8.) 19 Aug 2021 17:01:40
I'm not suggesting he will ever play for us, I'm asking if the club ever had him scouted, pencilled in as a maybe or anything else along those lines.

Why do so many on here have to run off on a tangent all the time?

9.) 19 Aug 2021 23:50:56
people go off on a tangent probably cos ed has said numerous times that he is out of our league.

{Ed0666's Note - we couldn’t afford him if he halved his weekly wages



30 Mar 2021 21:54:07
Hi Ed2.

Epic insights of late.

You mentioned a while ago you might be able to give us the low down of players the club is actively pursuing?

Or perhaps ought to?

Cheers and thanks as always.


{Ed002's Note - A couple of weeks.}

1.) 31 Mar 2021 07:59:15
Cheers Ed.



18 Mar 2021 18:38:04
Hi Ed2.

Few weeks ago you said if you had time you might do us a post covering the club's known targets?

I guess incoming players depend on those leaving, so any further insight into any further developments on this front would also be really interesting.

(I know we're still a way off the end of the season let alone the window opening, but onsidering we know Rose is going to Dortmund already I guess it's never too early for clubs and personnel to make decisions) .

Any chance? Pretty please?


{Ed002's Note - Remind me in a week or so and I will do the Liverpool one first.}

1.) 18 Mar 2021 22:23:15
Thanks Ed2.

2.) 19 Mar 2021 01:34:48
Nice one Ed002 big hugs out to you my man🤗.



31 Jan 2021 12:36:23
Question for Ed1 if you're about.

As a Liverpool fan, and someone on whose opinion I place a high value with regards the club having been proven right time and again, what's your view on what we should be doing with the squad, in the transfer market but also with what we have coming through?

We've read recently the club may look to sell Salah while he's still seen to be at his prime. Who would be your ideal "replacement" or should we move for a traditional centre forward type?

What's your thoughts on Adama Traore?

We've got a good midfield in my opinion. Maybe no worldies outside of Thiago, but a unit that's very effective together in the various ways it's deployed. Would you bring anyone in, or bring through any youngsters in particular? And Gini?

And at the back? The big question at the moment, hey? What would be your ideal scenario, and what fo you think is realistic?

Thanks for a great site. Sorry about the haters.


Any other Eds please feel free to jump in, too.

Ed2, incredible insight always. 🙏.


{Ed001's Note - the squad does need a gradual overhaul, the front 3 all being the same age means we have to look to change that at some point, as we don't want to end up having to replace all 3 at once. Thankfully, with Jota, Minamino and Elliott, we do have long term replacements, so we could probably afford to change one of them. The big question is which one. Losing Salah would be a big blow as he draws defenders to him and opens space for both other forwards and the right-back behind him to get forward. Right now I doubt we would get anything like his value, as no one is going to have the money. I actually think the best thing for the club is to put this off the change for another season.

Traore? For all his skill he never looks up and 99% of what he does ends up in him giving the opposition the ball back, I wouldn't consider him at all. He has no intelligence and so struggles to learn anything other than basic things. Klopp's football requires intelligent players who adapt to the circumstances of the game, Traore cannot do that.

Personally I worry about the midfield. Henderson, Thiago, Fabinho and Jones are the options, after that we are looking at injury-prone players or a man that spends more of his time hiding than he does imposing himself on games in Gini, who will likely leave anyway in the summer. It needs strengthening as Milner, great as he has been, cannot have much more left in his legs. If Millie was 25, then the midfield would be fine, but he is 35, so we have to look at bringing another energetic Henderson/Milner type in. I am not aware of any youngsters that are on the verge of breaking through,

The defence is obviously the biggest problem. We haven't seen enough of Tsimikas to know if he is good enough and Neco Williams is not quite ready. However, they are not even the worry. It is the centre-backs. Matip has shown himself to be a waste of time, he is just unable to stay fit for a run of games and is at the age it is unlikely that his fitness will get any better. This is why I would personally forget about strengthening the attack and midfield as it is clear we need to buy two centre-backs. Williams is never going to be the answer, Phillips is clearly not trusted by Klopp, so the investment has to go in this area. Fabinho is not a centre-back, he sells himself all the time and it is too risky in defence. I am actually happier with Henderson there, he has the intelligence and reading of the game to play at the back with no problems, but his energy is much more useful in midfield. I still feel we missed out badly and made a huge mistake not picking up Malang Sarr on a free in the summer, as he would have provided cover as left-back and left-sided centre-back. His arrival could have made all the difference as Robertson's form has dipped due to Tsimikas being out injured and he could have stepped in to the centre. We need to look for something similar in the summer, maybe one of the RBL defenders, Konate and Mukiele, who can both provide cover at right-back when Gomez and van Dijk are fit.}

1.) 31 Jan 2021 13:54:40
Agree with Ed001. The CB situation at the club has become a complete joke. Sell Matip, sign Ben White (homegrown) and Botman/ Schuurs/ Konate (basically whoever Klopp really wants) and build from the back first. 4 fit CBs is all i really want at the start of next season. Having that sort of depth, quality and stability at the back will go a long way to building the entire team's confidence and morale in the long run.
If we get the 2 CBs Klopp wants in the summer, i would be OK with no other changes to the squad. Just replace the likes of Origi, Shaq, Matip, Adrian, Gini etc by giving Elliot, Glatzel, Clarkson, Kelleher etc more game time.
This helps with the HG and club developed quota going forward and brings down the wage bill.
We can always make changes to our midfield and forward line in the summer of 2022 as Ed001 mentioned.

2.) 31 Jan 2021 13:53:11
Great answer ed.

{Ed001's Note - cheers TJ.}

3.) 31 Jan 2021 14:14:18
Brilliant read Ed001 thank you.

{Ed001's Note - aww thanks Bazza!}

4.) 31 Jan 2021 14:37:02
Ed001. Nail = Head.

5.) 31 Jan 2021 14:49:47
It really irks you that we never went for Sarr Ed001?

{Ed001's Note - he was exactly what we needed, it made absolute sense to go for him, though Tsimikas might turn out to be briliant, it shouldn't have been an either/or situation.}

6.) 31 Jan 2021 14:56:06
Good read ed1. I think one of my biggest fears is when the time comes who replaces Hendo. I’m not talking about his playing ability but his leadership, desire and total commitment to Liverpool fc And fantastic captain. Who could you see taking over from him, Trent maybe?

{Ed001's Note - out of the current squad it looks to be between him and Robbo.}

7.) 31 Jan 2021 15:24:41
Was Sarr even considered by the club?

{Ed002's Note - Money was the issue with Sarr as they would not take payments spread over a long period.}

8.) 31 Jan 2021 15:21:45
Awww great read ed! Love you!

{Ed001's Note - thanks Lb.}

9.) 31 Jan 2021 15:27:32
What about any of the lads in the acadamy, Ed? Jake Cain, Leighton Clarkson or Layton Stewart?

{Ed001's Note - none of them have shown themselves ready yet, but there are a few months between now and the summer for them to develop and change that.}

10.) 31 Jan 2021 15:55:30
Ed any insight to taki, just not upto scratch not good enough or doesn't suit the system. any ideas?

{Ed001's Note - he is just struggling to fit in with the group. He is very shy and quiet. He is only young, plenty of time left for him to force his way in.}

11.) 31 Jan 2021 16:46:44
Thanks Ed1. And Ed2, as always.

Good to know Elliott is seen as a long term solution, hope he makes it and no injuries etc. I think we should have kept Ings, but hindsight is a great thing and all that. Minamino. Surprised by that but interesting perspective.

Traore is apparently highly rated by JK isn't he? Is it a case of he's a player he thinks has potential? JK has been great, as well all know, but Salah was his 4th choice and Brandt hasn't really risen to the same level. Do you think JK and his team have been the difference between the two players or do you think the club brought in the better player whatever JK thought?

I don't think the club has made too many transfer mistakes (perhaps they have if you factor the players we DIDN'T sign) since JK arrived but that's not entirely down to him. Do you think Traore is a player JK could develop like Salah and others have (supposedly) been developed, or do you think he'd just be a mistake. Joya was the cheaper option by all accounts.

Value for Salah, is that not relatibe to the market? We'd be able to get a replacement in for similarly deflated value? Do you know who the club is looking at? Who would you sign?

RE midfielders. Shame Shaq hasn't done more, he was excellent when he first signed but I guess lack of game time is going to have an impact and his attitude is apparently not always great. Shame for him and the club really.

CBs. Eish. Just unbelievable way were going through. Lots of people said we were lucky with the relative lack of injuries, I think VVG played pretty much every game, and there's some truth in that but to be where we are despite the injuries I think shows what a class team we are even if we've had "another" January blip.

Sorry for long posts, but your last reply has hot the grey matter turning over and West Kent is just about underwater from all this rain, and with C.V. there's nought else to do but sit on the sofa and chew the virtual fat.

Thanks for any more insight. 🙏.

{Ed001's Note - Ings wanted to go and play regularly with his hometown club, you can't deny a lad that chance.

Klopp rates Traore, but he would not play him the same way Nuno does, so he won't be viewing him the same way. Klopp will allow himself to be persuaded, though sometimes it is just luck, such as Salah. The first 3 couldn't be brought in so Salah was the option his staff put forward and we brought in instead. While I understand what Klopp sees in Traore, I think we have moved past needing a player like that and he would not work for our way of playing now. I hope Klopp thinks that too!

There is no obvious like-for-like immediate replacement for Salah, short of bringing in Mbappe and he would not be similarly deflated.

No worries mate, though I am confused, West Kent? I assumed the oz on the end of your name was referring to you being in Oz!}

12.) 01 Feb 2021 00:01:25
Ha, not Oz. I'm a big lad from Southern Africa. I tried signing up to a site long ago as Robox (Rob Ox) but it was taken as was Robbox, Robbox, but Robbboz worked and it's stuck as my login for pretty much everything. 🤣 Politics and economy in my part of the world aren't great, so West Kent is now home. 🤟

Thanks for your views.

I hold a little bit of hope Mbappe may join us, him and Klopp always flirting in the press. Fantasy football but we needed a CB, we got VVD (okay, that's an oversimplification), we needed a keeper we got Allison, we need a goal scorer. Well, he's out of contract in the summer so. 🤣😉

Take care mate.




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05 Sep 2021 20:32:18
Is he/ would he be holding the club to ransom though? Is it not just free market economics?

Salah values his services thus. If we look at alternative performers of a similar capability, are we not in that sort of territory anyway.

Not saying the club should just pay if it's not sustainable. But if it's not sustainable for us then I worry what we will be able to fund in terms of future personnel.

Bearing that in mind is it not better to just pay (albeit after thorough negotiations) to maintain a proven performer than risk it all on unknowns?

I don't buy into all players will want to have their contracts reviewed. Look at Barca, in light of Messi leaving their wage structure has been heavily scrutinised in the public eye. From the figures published there are seemingly odd disparities across the squad.

We all love Bobby, Sadio, VVD but barring perhaps the latter if anyone else in our squad thinks they are up there with Mo then they are delusional. Mane has come close, we know, but it's not about your best season it's about your next season.

We've been told to expect two of our established front three to be moved on in 2022. So, we will see. Would not agreeing these terms now, let alone the length of contract, inflate his price next summer?

I think it's time to cash in, personally. And I think Mbappe is definitely doable if we can suitably navigate this situation with Mo. It will be telling, anyway.




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05 Sep 2021 19:37:15
Ed666, and the alternative? Genuine question.


{Ed0666's Note - you really want someone holding the club to ransom? If indeed he is as I take what 99% of the media say with a pinch of salt. We can’t be bowing to such demands if they are genuine. There’s no reason we can’t get another high output player, I’m not saying it’s easy but it’s not impossible. If you give salah 300k, 400k or 500k the the other world class players in the squad will want the same or a similar amount and any prospective player you but who is on that talent level then you risk anarchy.



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05 Sep 2021 13:47:30
First if all, is it true? Is that basic or with bonuses? Details.




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24 Aug 2021 23:10:58
Mind you, sounds like Real have indeed now made a bid?




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24 Aug 2021 22:47:48
I'm not saying I know what he thinks, but it seems Mbappe has a respect for Klopp and I glean would like to play for him.

Perhaps the Eds could elaborate, but I'd imagine one of the issues with Real offering him that kind of wage is this salary cap thing in La Liga.

I've always believed the club would be keen on him next summer - I think they can make an agreement in January?

I don't think he'd be a million quid a week at any club but to my mind it's not incomprehensible some middle ground can be found, with the implications being not too different from spreading the cost of a transfer as we've done with other players. He may even accept a larger signing on fee to reduce his wages, who knows. If we sell one or two of our front three as has been suggested, we may well have some funds to make all this happen.

Again, I think Klopp and the player are often quoted as exchanging compliments so. 🤷 Anything is possible.





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24 Aug 2021 23:35:44
Aaahhhh yeeaaahhh, Pantera was something. The original or the 90s relaunch? I prefer the latter, but wouldn't scoff at either.


{Ed002's Note - It was a 1990 GT5-S in yellow.}



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22 Aug 2021 18:54:54
Ah, so you bitter because you drew or because you support Everton mate?


{Ed025's Note - not bitter mate...just honest.. :)



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22 Aug 2021 18:17:49
How'd your team do today Ed25? 🤔.


{Ed025's Note - yesterday we drew with leeds robbooz, should have beaten them really but we played ok thanks..



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19 Aug 2021 17:01:40
I'm not suggesting he will ever play for us, I'm asking if the club ever had him scouted, pencilled in as a maybe or anything else along those lines.

Why do so many on here have to run off on a tangent all the time?




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19 Aug 2021 16:58:30
We thought we'd signed Ronaldo. There's a story somewhere about Houllier thinking it was a done deal then saw on telly he'd gone to United.