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13 Dec 2018 08:46:27
Hi just Wondering if any Eds or Reds with the knowledge or spare time could do a quick wrap up of possible transfer business in n out please.? Im assuming there will be movement heading out but not sure we will bring in anything in.? Maybe Lallana, Clyne, 1 of Origi or Solanke and Markovic.? Even if they all left im not sure we need replacing any of them at this stage tho. any help would be appreciated cheers.

Smurf

{Ed002's Note - I would not expect too much in January. Liverpool need a left sided midfield player unless Lallana can stay fit. They will need a back up goalkeeper at some point as well. They have shown an interest in a couple of young centre backs as well. But there is nothing new I am aware of.}


1.) 13 Dec 2018 12:01:17
Think we need a back up for Robertson too.


2.) 13 Dec 2018 12:19:16
On the Robbo back up question, we have Juanma (21/ 22), Adam Lewis (19) and Tony Gallacher (19) who have all had good reviews over the last few months.

Are none of them ready to step up and provide some competition/ backup for Robbo, especially Juanma who has been talked about quite a bit since he joined 2 years ago? Would love to hear from the Eds or anyone who manages to get to Reserve games.


3.) 13 Dec 2018 10:16:04
Is Laxalt still of interest Ed for the left mid roll, possible in Jan or unlikely?

{Ed002's Note - Laxalt has been looked again.}


4.) 13 Dec 2018 13:35:26
Thank you Ed002.


5.) 13 Dec 2018 13:46:47
Ed01 was thinking whether u can giv a quick say on juanma? thnk u.

{Ed001's Note - hard to say because he was highly rated, then he went through a bad patch and is just beginning to rebuild his rep now.}


6.) 13 Dec 2018 14:06:07
Could ake be an option? As he can cover cb and lb.


7.) 13 Dec 2018 14:11:40
I don't know how his season has gone at Milan (probably not that great if he might be available six months after moving there), but I think he'd provide good cover from the bits I've seen of him. He looked good at LB with Uruguay during the WC and I think he started out at CM and can play LM/ LW. Also has electric pace.


8.) 13 Dec 2018 15:34:49
Lerchy, I think the issue with Ake (as shown in last week's game) is that he is more a midfielder than a defender. And we have plenty of those.


9.) 13 Dec 2018 15:59:56
Laxalt can provide cover full back and midfield, seems like a good idea. Do think Moreno is the big weak link, if he was called upon.


10.) 13 Dec 2018 19:14:40
@Lerchy/ Zeddicus. He'd also be very pricey as Bournemouth would want to make a profit on what they paid for him and he didn't sign for them on the cheap. I think they paid between £20m-£25m, so if anyone was to come in for him, he'd be in the £50m bracket, which is way more than we'd pay simply to add squad depth.


11.) 13 Dec 2018 20:29:36
For me Mignolet is the big weak link. Prey there’s no injury or ban for Allison.


12.) 13 Dec 2018 14:51:56
Cheers for reply Ed002, with getting knee deep into this, I appreciate your busy but is Laxalt obtainable Andy would he command a high fee?

{Ed002's Note - They won’t want to sell, particularly in January.}


13.) 13 Dec 2018 23:53:20
Don’t think ake would be 50 million. Bournemouth aren’t big boys, and he’s not that good. Wouldn’t want him mind though, he’s not gomez level.


14.) 14 Dec 2018 00:19:24
Who are the young centre backs we are looking at?

{Ed002's Note - Ruben Dias (CB) Liverpool have watched the Benfica CB on several occasions and watched him in a national game against Croatia in September
Dael Fry (CB) Liverpool has a declared interest in Fry as they look to bolster the HG quota - knowing that prices will increase - much is expected of Fry.}


15.) 14 Dec 2018 18:48:51
Moreno is doing a Stirling job keeping robbo honest. He is the unsung hero that is driving robbo to keep his place.


 

 

17 Jun 2018 02:29:57
I have heard a wisper that liverpool are going to enquire about Trent Sainsbury the Australian CB.

Smurf

1.) 17 Jun 2018 06:44:22
Would he be allowed to play on a 4 o’clock kick off on a Sunday?


2.) 17 Jun 2018 07:16:19
He comes with a free drink and pack of crisps.

{Ed001's Note - only if you buy a butty.}


3.) 17 Jun 2018 08:06:34
Would work with our new away kit.


4.) 17 Jun 2018 08:24:52
Top 10 CB in the world. be a good partner for VVD to learn from.


5.) 17 Jun 2018 09:19:39
Classic case of being put in the shop window.


6.) 17 Jun 2018 10:57:20
He isn't a bad player if you have ever watched more than a couple of games of his. Don't think he's good enough for liverpool but a mid table prem team yes.


7.) 17 Jun 2018 11:47:11
Or sign that 70's Scottish player, Asda Hartford.


8.) 17 Jun 2018 12:58:00
Or a double whammy:

Clinton (s) Morrison (s)


9.) 17 Jun 2018 14:51:42
Or bring back John Aldiridge.


10.) 17 Jun 2018 15:22:03
If Klopp quits we should consider hiring Domenico Tedesco.


11.) 17 Jun 2018 15:40:19
the joke's getting a lidl old now guys.


12.) 17 Jun 2018 16:35:30
As long as he is co-operative in working towards our goals he could be a good signing.


13.) 17 Jun 2018 16:53:56
Go to Iceland. might get another berger.


14.) 17 Jun 2018 19:51:43
I really didn’t think it would go on this long? . ha ha.


15.) 18 Jun 2018 08:45:42
"I really didn't think it would go on this long" Asda been something going on? We could bring in Danny waitRose.


 

 

04 Jun 2018 01:20:52
New story out that Liverpool have bid £79m for Jan Oblak. even though this story is likely untrue it got me most haha.

Smurf

1.) 04 Jun 2018 03:37:33
Hahaha these stories are targeted towards unreal fans. We should have replaced Gerrard after the slip, lol. Instead of having the overly optimistic season and signing Lazar Markovic that summer. I remember people saying, but he has won the league wherever he has played.


2.) 04 Jun 2018 08:38:10
I don't know why you think this isn't true ;) my 'sauce' told me it's a done deal, medical today, announced 10am tomorrow!


3.) 04 Jun 2018 09:13:37
Is that a tomato sauce? Béchamel sauce? Mint sauce? There’s so many sauces to choose from! 🤔.


4.) 04 Jun 2018 09:30:35
I shouldn't be telling you Chardd but I'm in a good mood. Its Romesco, very reliable mate trust me. ;) .


5.) 04 Jun 2018 11:00:57
Oblak does not in any way suit the way we play. Unless klopp is changing his system to suit the goalkeeper.


 

 

05 Mar 2018 01:03:43
Hey eds n reds. just wondering if the eds could tell me whether Dani Ceballos is being looked at as a Jorginho type deep lying playmaker or is he being looked as a partner to Keita infront of that DLP.? Cheers.

Smurf

{Ed002's Note - I have not decided tactically how I will use him just yet.}


1.) 05 Mar 2018 11:17:44
Thanks ed002 i really appreciate your help 👌.


2.) 05 Mar 2018 18:34:46
The kid has hardly kicked a ball in top flight football, I don’t know how he would walk into our team!


3.) 05 Mar 2018 21:02:02
BD-He’s played over 100 top flight games.


4.) 06 Mar 2018 09:07:27
Harry, he played a lot of football for Betis before joining RM. hardly a kid.


 

 

29 Dec 2016 10:14:19
Hey eds. just wanting to know if im correct in thinking Sakho, Lucas and Ilori will be the only players to move on this coming transfer period.?

Smurf

{Ed001's Note - that is likely to be the case, though Michael Beale wanted Ilori to get a shot and was effusive in his praise of the lad before he left.}


1.) 29 Dec 2016 13:10:20
That is a shame!

Although I know he is not going to be "our saviour" I feel for the lad.

Are we assuming Gomez is going to be the 4th being used in the FA cup?

{Ed001's Note - if he is up to fitness by then. He is still feeling his way back.}


 

 

 

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24 Jan 2019 12:11:01
In my ideal world next off season we would move Lallana, Wijnaldum and Milner on. and replace them 3 with Sancho, Maddison and Neves. we can afford to have 1 less CM as Ox will be back in squad and be like a new signing. i would love to see Lewis get the chance to be deputy LB. Throw in someone like Werner to replace both Sturridge and Origi. Would be genuine party time for me. may aswell be greedy and throw in Bassaka for Clyne. why not haha. 👌.

Smurf

1.) 24 Jan 2019 12:31:49
Wijnaldum?

Hmm, tough crowd.


2.) 24 Jan 2019 12:32:38
Wjnaldum are you serious?! He is so underrated and just because he doesn't score lots or do fancy flicks he gets overlooked. In my eyes he and now fabinho are our 1st 2 picks in central midfield. And his work rate and attitude is top class.


3.) 24 Jan 2019 12:33:57
Wijnaldum is handed a new contract extension. It is Henderson who is surplus.


4.) 24 Jan 2019 12:53:41
Smurf what are you smoking. Gini out. Have you even watched us this year. and Maddison? For the money he would cost, but no way. give Wilson a chance.


5.) 24 Jan 2019 13:13:33
Smurf, please explain your outlandish desire to see Wijnaldum leave Liverpool Football Club.


6.) 24 Jan 2019 13:38:12
Wijnaldum, I was completely against him as a player and didn't think he was good enough for us but he has proved me wrong. Wanting him out now would be daft imo. He must've seen all my blasting of him because suddenly he started to be more consistent! Fair play to the lad. Wanting him out now? Is wrong, if you'd of said this even a few months ago I'd of completely agreed but times change and he's doing the job.


7.) 24 Jan 2019 13:46:05
Someone’s been having a play on the old FIFA career mode and soiled themselves with excitement.


8.) 24 Jan 2019 13:46:40
This system suits Gini down to the ground. It would have ridiculous decision to move him on.

People need to calm down on Neves. He's a class passer of the ball but he is useless positionally and weak in the tackle. He's basically a Jorginho who can shoot, and he should count himself lucky that Moutinho is there to mop up his subtle mistakes.

Don't get me wrong, Neves will be a superb player one day and he is already very good in most aspects, but he has a lot to learn before he reaches Wijnaldums level. I personally hope he signs for City to replace Fernandinho and make their team even more top heavy.


9.) 24 Jan 2019 13:49:16
Smurf just like Fruitba, I'm more interesting in what you're smoking. asking for a friend? Gini is the exact level of squad player we need, but on a serious note why don't you rate him? We all entitled to our opinions of course.


10.) 24 Jan 2019 13:55:56
Ed 1, might you have embellished a little on the statement made by Brenden by any chance lol. Hilarious as usual, love it.

{Ed001's Note - the quotes are genuine quotes.}


11.) 24 Jan 2019 14:26:57
We play a 4-2-3-1 more and more these days and Gini is perfect for that alongside a DM like Fabinho. I genuinely think that’s our best formation these days, especially against the weaker sides where 4 forwards helps unlock defences. I don’t see why we’d move him on at all kids given his performances this year.

I’d also keep Milner IMO, simply because he’s a role model in the dressing room and able to cover midfield, Trent and Robbo.

Lallana I get, but Ox will be back next season which will add the extra layer in attacking midfield he covers.

The real issue IMO is covering Sturridge and Origi who just don’t suit the way we play. I’d like to see us bring in a really exciting forward for one of those (eg Werner), and let Wilson and Brewster provide cover for the other.


12.) 24 Jan 2019 14:37:16
don't get why we would want to lose Milner or Gini both massive part of the first team, I think Lallana Sturridge and Origi, should be moved on would love Wilson and Brewster to get moved in to replace Lallana and Origi. And a striker with more experience to replace Sturridge. I think swapping Wilson and Brewster will make the squad stronger. I hope we could get one more year out of Milner unless he wants out then we will need a new midfielder. but would rather keep Milner for one more year. would love de ligt to replace lovern and Matip with one of the youngsters moving up to fill out the squad I think between de ligt Gomez and Trent them 3 could rotate nicely to give them all plenty of game time.


13.) 24 Jan 2019 16:42:37
The only ones I'd try to move out are Lallana and Sturridge. I'd try to hold on to Origi and Wijnaldum. And let all the others (Brewster, Ox, Wilson) give it their best shot in the summer and let the chips fall where they may. I'd even try to hold on to Matip as a 4th choice and for as long as his contract permits. Better to have a 3rd or 4th choice CB who has experience and knows the system inside out, rather than a novice who may or may not make the cut.


14.) 24 Jan 2019 17:01:49
I sort of get what the op is trying to say. If we want to get the midfield to the level of our defence and keeper or the level of the front 3, then it needs some improvement. At the very top level 3 out of Milner, Hendo, Gini, Fabs are not quite good enough. One real top player needs to be added so probably one would have to make way.

I am still hoping Keita is that player.


15.) 24 Jan 2019 18:13:56
At the very top level Fabinho certainly is good enough. He will get better and better. Cracking buy. We should just keep buying Brazilians, I can't remember when it failed us doing that.


16.) 24 Jan 2019 18:29:57
ATM Klopp doesn't seem to agree Adam he didn't make the starting 11 for our biggest game of the season v City. I like what I have seen from him and can easily see next season him being better than the other 3.


17.) 24 Jan 2019 19:28:47
Haha clearly on the outer there. but sorry lads just my opinion. i do like wijnladum but would much prefer Neves. He is much younger, already as good if not better and can play in multiple positions like Wiji. basically im effectively saying Maddison over Lallana, Ox for Milner and Neves for Wiji. definate upgrade for me. while bringing the age profile down, which inturn gives us more chance for a long stint challenging at the top. and by the way it is the devils lettuce that im smoking people 🤙 hav a good day eds n reds.


18.) 24 Jan 2019 19:41:42
As fun as Fifa is, I don't see how we could afford any of those three. None of their clubs have any interest in selling and prices have been quoted as high as £100M, Maddison would most likely be less then that but Leicester have no interest selling so we'd still have to overpay for a player that definitely wouldn't start.

Madness.


19.) 24 Jan 2019 19:42:30
Smurf, thank you for confirming what I suspected.


20.) 24 Jan 2019 19:45:46
I can see half this squad going if we don't win the league. If by some miracle we win the league I still see a lot going as klopp might just do a fegie and rebuild a new team.


21.) 24 Jan 2019 19:50:04
Mark08, is the European Champions League final and top of the Premier League with 60 points after 23 games not ‘the very top level’? Those midfield players who you have dismissed as not quite good enough put us there.
Having said that, it is worth recalling in this week of Bob Paisley’s 100 birthday that the great man was always looking to improve his team and squad, even after they had won the League and European Cup. There will always be someone out there better than we have got - if we can afford them and if they want to come to us.


22.) 24 Jan 2019 20:30:29
Wirral you are 100% correct mate. The players we should be replacing though are Mignolet, Moreno and Origi who are clear weak links. Milner and Sturridge are at the end of their contracts too. That's at least 5 players on my list to replace before Wijnaldum's place in the squad is even debated. 5 first team squad players leaving in one summer is about average though. We'd probably only need a few to replace them all. A second keeper, a versatile defender and a versatile forward. I do think we could see a shock exit though with Keita or Lallana being replaced by a top class midfielder despite what Klopp says to reporters about them both.


23.) 24 Jan 2019 20:41:02
I really hope that Keita gets his act together, but I too am not sure about him, he just might not settle in to the premier league, and may want to move back to Germany, or Klopp might move him on, time will tell .

{Ed002's Note - He may well struggle to find a club in Germany.}


24.) 24 Jan 2019 21:23:26
Wirral would you be confident playing the CL final this year agains't Juve with Gini, Milner, Hendo in midfield? I know I would'nt be.


25.) 24 Jan 2019 21:30:15
Happy, you have already given up on Naby after being here for 5 months? I recall people saying the same thing about Fab (same for Robbo, Ox etc) YET here he is getting it done. I seem to recall Ilkay Gundogan taking 6 months to get to grips with the Klopp system at BVB after he signed with them. We all know how he has turned out, right?

Here's a thought. How about we maybe we could just support him thru his tough times and give him all the time he needs to get up to speed with the system we play cos he is clearly a proven, fantastic player before we talk about moving him on after him being with us for a few months? Just a thought, mate.


26.) 24 Jan 2019 21:35:32
Mark08, I would be confident with a midfield of 3 from Fabinho, Hendo, Gini and the Ox - as long as Mo wasn’t put out of the game in the first half by an outrageous physical assault.


27.) 24 Jan 2019 21:39:20
MK Scouser, sorry if I gave the impression that I am actively looking to replace Gini - I love the guy and think he has proven beyond doubt that he is good enough for the Reds.


28.) 24 Jan 2019 23:45:05
Smurf, Wiji? Come on, man. I know he can go missing in games at times but for the last couple of months, he has been very good for us. He is a brilliant footballer and very talented. He can play all three positions in our midfield, he is that talented. he just has to keep being consistent as he has been and he will be here for another few years. Milner has been awesome for us this season and I expect Klopp to want to keep him BUT it will depend on what Milner wants and I'm sure Klopp will not block a move if that is what Milner wants.

As for Hendo, he is going nowhere, IMO esp. now that he is back to full fitness. He is a warrior who is Klopp's head on the pitch as he is the most tactically aware midfielder we have. If I would pick who should leave, it would be Lallana, Studge, Origi (even tho I rate him as a player) and Moreno. I won't be surrised if one of either Matip or Lovs left cos they are both injury prone.


29.) 24 Jan 2019 23:49:54
Neves is a fantastic player, absolutely no doubts there. I agree with MKS that he suits Wolves, where he can be the focus of the team, with Moutinho to cover him. Maddison looks a good prospect, but I'm not convinced that he'd actually add much to LFC at this point - I'd expect that he'd do well to stick where he is right now.

However, I genuinely feel that our midfield is in good shape right now.

Firstly; I feel that Keita will come good. He's not shown his full ability yet, but I do think he will. Fabinho has proven himself as a shrewd buy - I had my doubts, but I was wrong (I usually am), he'll be a big presence in midfield going forward. Gini has been fantastic this year, so I have no concerns with him (like others, I did when we signed him - but, again, I was wrong) . He's really proven himself to be a great asset, you feel calm with his name on the team-sheet; which says a lot.

I think we'll see the likes of Milner leave, most likely. Henderson will need to be managed correctly, but still adds a lot of value when he's fit. We'll also have Alex back shortly and I pray that he makes a full recovery - I've absolutely loved his journey since he joined us; fantastic player, fantastic character (one of the signings I genuinely did have a good feeling about) .

I can also see TAA moving into midfield and flourishing over the next couple of seasons.


30.) 24 Jan 2019 23:51:57
in my ideal world i would just sign Coutinho.


31.) 25 Jan 2019 06:07:15
I would respect anyone’s opinion when they tell me they rate Gini but for the life of me I just can’t see why. He doesn’t have a particularly great pass on him, can’t can’t tackle, gets pushed off the ball easily, doesn’t score and doesn’t assist. If someone wants to tell me why’ve they rate him beyond the semantics of “he’s great in this system”, “he’s underrated” etc.


32.) 25 Jan 2019 09:36:40
Klopp Top, I am a big fan of Gini Wijnaldum but I accept it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint exactly what his outstanding attributes are (he is more of an all-rounder) but I will have a go. For a start, I disagree with you about his passing - he has a good range of long and short passes - and his strength on the ball - he is very difficult to knock off the ball. He puts in tackles, interceptions and closes down space really well. He wins the ball and recycles possession really well. He combines well with whoever else is selected in midfield, having the versatility to play several roles. He has a great engine and gets around the pitch really well, protecting the defence and supporting the attack. I accept that he does not get many goals or assists but I would argue that is not a big problem as that is not his role in the team and there are others who are really strong in that department. After all, it is a team game and not everyone is expected to fulfill every role.

Finally, this is what Klopp has to say about Gini after the Arsenal game at Anfield in December 2018 :

“He’s an outstanding player. He combines a lot of things that you need. On a one-on-one situation, he can keep the body between the opponent and the ball, then pass the ball. I don’t know how many positions he’s played. In the double-six he plays really well. He can play all three positions in midfield and that’s really nice. All the boys are really versatile, to be honest. ”

If he’s good enough for the boss, then he’s good enough for me!


33.) 25 Jan 2019 15:31:47
I've been an ardent critic of Wijinaldum but, for the majority of games he has played this season, he has been excellent. I would not sell him based on his contributions this season unless he goes back to his inconsistent, invisible self. The fact is he has, by an large, been consistently good this season and probably our best midfielder (though Fabinho is pushing him in that regard) - I think others may be on the chopping block long before Wijinaldum.


34.) 26 Jan 2019 03:10:36
The only people who want Gini out, are those who don't watch him play, and of course, saboteurs.


35.) 26 Jan 2019 06:55:05
Neither gini or hendo should be surplus. I've always been a lallana fan but I think his injury killed his LFC career and I think he should join Bournemouth, Southampton or maybe spurs.

{Ed025's Note - spurs robbie?, i know they are desperate for players, but surely not that desperate mate..


 

 

30 Dec 2018 06:43:19
Eds n Reds. its getting pretty hard for me to keep a lid on it. If we don't do it now, we never will. please be the 1 haha. have a good new years ✌🎉🍻.

Smurf

1.) 30 Dec 2018 15:14:01
Not at all. Progression has been sure and steady under klopp and FSG have been brilliant with him. If we do miss out this year, we will be stronger next year. Gomez and trent a year more experienced. Keita fully bedded into the team, not to mention any new signings we make.


 

 

02 Sep 2018 06:26:33
Eds n reds. after about 30 minutes in i was saying to myself "this might be the most complete, composed and in control performance i've seen from us" then whether it be us taking our foot off the pedal, liecester putting their foot down or maybe a bit of both, it was a completely different game. no idea why Keita was left on the bench.? I mean, i understand needing to bring our captain back in but leaving out Keita instead of Wijnaldum was a wierd 1 for me. he needs to play when fit and build that chemistry. who knows what goes on behind the scenes n reasons why tho. maybe its a matter of finding our best midfield mix or maybe rest and rotation.? Firmino i thought was very ordinary as was Wijnaldum and would hav brought on Sturridge and Keita for them 2 by about the 60 minute mark. But at the end of the day we have won 2-1 and if it wasnt for a ridiculous mistake by Alisson should have been a comfortable enough 2 nil win having been in my eyes totally outplayed the majority of the game. so its still very positive signs. And make no mistake about it that is a young but good quality Liecester team that will beat a lot of teams this season if they play the way they did against us. but were 4-0-0 all is well eds n reds 👌.

Smurf

1.) 02 Sep 2018 09:20:54
What concerns me is that we are seeing a slower, more tentative Keita going forward. Almost none of the driving, slashing runs forward, with the ball, that we saw in pre-season and with his previous team. Maybe he is still learning his teammates' positioning or team tactics, but he has to become an offensive threat once again, aside from his distribution and defensive work. That's what "box to box" is all about. And I do wish Fabinho starts making a contribution soon enough. 7 out of 9 goals scored are from the front 3. We're still not as "complete" a team as many people are saying; not until the midfield starts contribting with goals.


 

 

19 Jul 2018 06:39:27
Eds n reds. i would personally be more then happy if we don't bring in a Draxler or Fekir type player. as much that would be amazing, i would be more then happy to have Lallana rotating with Woodburn in that attacking midfield role. i mean, we have more then strengthened in pretty much every position needed. would love to see us fast track the development of Woodburn. plus i am also a big fan of Lallana as a player so would be happy for him to stay as a regular, assuming he is playing at that level he was before his long time out. again tho, i obviously wouldn't mind if we brough in Fekir or Draxler and do the same thing rotating with Woodburn but with how good this window has been for us i just feel its being greedy asking for or wanting another player of that calibre haha.

Smurf

1.) 19 Jul 2018 06:59:13
Hit agree by mistake was meant to disagree! So you don’t want to challenge for the title and improve the squad?


2.) 19 Jul 2018 06:51:51
We need a creative midfilder everyone knoes it. It would be a huge mistake to ignore.

{Ed025's Note - bloody hell booboy what more do you want?, if this was one of the manchester clubs or chelsea you would be saying that they are trying to buy the league and giving them pelters, just be happy with what has been done up to now mate..


3.) 19 Jul 2018 07:10:28
Of course he does pegleg, he wasn't saying that mate. Part of me agrees with him because I'm all for giving youngsters their chances but Fekir? I can't not want him at the club, he's brilliant and would be a fantastic addition. I do wonder what will happen with Woodburn though if somebody like Fekir did sign. Luckily the lad is only 18, he probably wouldn't get game time at Liverpool next season so in my opinion a loan would be the best option, at only 18, he has plenty of time to break through.


4.) 19 Jul 2018 07:23:59
Edd 25 is correct. It really does look like we are trying to buy the league.
I am going to put my admittedly thin reparation on the line by saying we win nothing this year. Possibly a 2nd place finish but 3rd is my thinking.
Also I'll add klopps gone after the season the owners won't want to splash the coach and get nothing in return.

{Ed025's Note - i dont know how you can say that walter, klopp is building a dynasty at liverpool and with the tremendous backing of FSG the future looks very rosy to me mate..


5.) 19 Jul 2018 07:33:10
I'm sure he says this stuff for a reaction Ed25 mate lol he can't be serious, surely, Walter? please tell me you aren't being serious mate.

I have always respected you as a poster, you have me in stitches at times mate but it's time to get positive and get behind this incredible team, good things are coming mate so it's time to be chuffed!


6.) 19 Jul 2018 07:52:29
Negativeredwalter, you should be running the country, you'd fit straight in with all the wallies 😂.


7.) 19 Jul 2018 07:53:16
We drew 12 games in the league last season, just under a third of our matches. Several of them were against relegation candidates including WBA (twice), Everton (twice) and Stoke.

We need a creative player desperately irrespective of how many players we have already signed, otherwise we will be in the mix for fourth, fifth and sixth place again.


8.) 19 Jul 2018 07:54:42
Haha. How can you be negative about fsg backing klopp all the way Walter? This is the start of something special and klopp is the man to take us forward as he has done each season so far. Titles may not be won this season but they are coming, with the players we are bringing in!


9.) 19 Jul 2018 07:57:34
I hope I’m wrong about Fekir, I just don’t share the love for him. I can’t see him being an automatic starter for us.


10.) 19 Jul 2018 08:24:10
As much as I’d like us to sign Fekir, we can wait it out, Keïta gives us creativity and drive in midfield and with Fabinho in the centre it can allow Henderson to get around the middle of the pitch. Centre midfield we are pretty strong and Shaqiri gives us more strength in the attacking third, not having Ox is a big loss, but we have enough depth to cope now.


11.) 19 Jul 2018 08:24:53
To be fair Ron, none of the midfield players will be automatic starters, they’ll all rotate with obviously some being higher up the food chain than others and starting a lot more than some lol.


12.) 19 Jul 2018 08:40:21
Salah being 100% serious. I am desperate for us to do well this season, probably more than you.
I just happen to think klopp will muck it up.
If we are honest over the last half a decade plus, klopp has been a serial looser. With the backing he's got, even though he said he wouldn't need much he will pay the price for failure
To aussie mark I never said the owners were bad. I just feel they want value for money and they won't be getting it under klopp.


13.) 19 Jul 2018 09:29:12
Ron, I think Klopp's obsession with fekir is more to do with his unique individual qualities (which our other players don't possess) than his overall ability as a footballer. Klopp will expect him to play around 75% of the games, especially when the opposition park the bus. Otherwise a midfield trio of Hendo, Fab and Nab looks the best balanced against top opposition. The CAM conundrum for Klopp requires a player with a particular skill set and Fekir seems to be the only one that fits Klopp's requirements. This has everything to do with Fekir being Klopp's ideal CAM rather than his overall ability as a footballer (which ain't too bad btw) .


14.) 19 Jul 2018 09:59:31
This is by the far the best window we have had for years and what has been needed to kick us on, not getting rid of our best and building on a good team, enjoy it.


 

 

07 Jul 2018 10:42:35
Question for Ed001 if your around. a year or so ago im pretty sure you told us Klopp had a plan to faze Henderson out over the next couple years. now with Fabinho coming in it seems this is the first step towards this. i do understand that we need 2 good players for each position, for injuries and rotation etc. I was just wondering your opinion of how hard or easy you think it would be to faze out a captain of your team without causing disruption in the team dynamic, or getting ugly and awkward behind the closed doors.? Henderson does come across as the type of guy that would be hurt by it obviously but also just get on with business and do wat he can to help the team. just after your opinion on this possible change over the next season or 2. other opinions welcome. cheers.

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{Ed001's Note - that is not what I said. I said they were going to check on Hendo's long term fitness and make a decision on whether or not to phase him out. So far he seems to be coping well and getting back to fitness, so I doubt it will be needed, fingers crossed.}


1.) 07 Jul 2018 13:05:15
Do you think the World Cup has helped or hindered ed?

{Ed001's Note - helped as he has had to prove his fitness by playing games in quick succession. Shows his body is up to it.}


2.) 07 Jul 2018 13:17:55
My only concern was Henderson playing twice a week, that shouldn’t have to happen now.


3.) 07 Jul 2018 14:01:44
Cheers ed. That’s fantastic. A fit Henderson will be brilliant for us and obviously great for him.

{Ed001's Note - fingers crossed mate.}


4.) 07 Jul 2018 15:30:14
While he may lost some pace, a fit Henderson can only add quality to our midfield.

I was watching Eng v Col the other day (i don't usually watch internationals but I had to feed my daughter in the middle of the night so might as well) and a lot of was made of Henderson's lack of touches during the match. Given that I wasn't particularly interested in the outcome of the game, I chose to focus on Henderson throughout.

What I thought the commentators and pundits failed to see was that Henderson was constantly re-positioning himself throughout the game to block passing channels, provide cover, put pressure and offer options for passing. He was also constantly telling others where and when to move, who to cover. So yes, he didn't touch the ball as much, but he kept the midfield compact and alert. And this wasn't even one of his better games.

His influence and contribution to the team, unfortunately, seems to be more significant off-the-ball. And given that most people can only follow the ball during a match, his strengths are severely underappreciated.


5.) 07 Jul 2018 18:43:16
A fit Hendo, a level headed Keita and Fabinho behind Mane, Firmino and Salah is bloody frightening for other teams! I just can't wait for the season to start.

I think Hendo will be fine now, as long as he's fit he has to start no matter what because he makes so much of a difference when on the pitch.

I find it funny you know, before the world cup so many people doubted Hendo, now people are finally seeing how good he can be.


6.) 07 Jul 2018 19:15:19
Salah, perhaps the lack of star quality in this Eng outfit forces people to look at other attributes and these happen to be Henderson's strengths?

Funnily, I notice some channels appear to be lauding him, for whatever reasons (and these are pundits that have hammered him for years! ) . Shows you that most people don't actually watch or think much about players; they just listen to the 'experts' and form their opinions. And when these 'experts' change their minds, they do too.


7.) 08 Jul 2018 13:19:01
Hendo only adds quality to our team and that has always been the case. It is those who watch him with preconceived biases like "he passes sideways, he does not take over a game or he lacks leadership" or the best: "He is no Souness or SG" nonsense, that have issues with him.

Also, Him not having to play twice a week as we already have Fab and Keita in the midfield, will only prolong his LFC career where he can play at full pelt due to the fact that Klopp rotates frequently and it helped us a lot last season and had freak injuries to Ox, Lallana, Can and even Salah in the CL final not happened out of the blue, we would have finished stronger and who knows, pulled of a coup in Kiev.


 

 

 

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13 Aug 2019 04:36:16
Calf injuries are very unpredictable. generally speaking they are around 4-6 weeks. but they can also be a nightmare to get over and have seen up to 12 months out with a reccuring calf.

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30 Jul 2019 22:13:58
I wonder if we spent a big portion of this years budget when we spent big last year. kind of like wat ed002 mentioned arsenal are doing this year.? im in two minds about not bringing in a player or 2 to strenthen. slightly nervous that we are standing still, but also think with players like Ox, Keita, Brewster, Wilson n even Hoever a potential RB option, that we are capable and maybe even better placed to have another big season. i guess only time will tell.

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18 Jun 2019 10:07:23
Dont mind the idea of Mcarthy as a backup GK, but i would love us to go for Sessegnon as partner to Robertson for the LB position.

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09 Apr 2019 06:54:21
I feel like Odoi is realistic as he is super young and wouldn't have a tranfer fee. also being so young id find it hard to belive he thinks he could join any elite club and be a nailed on starter straight away. whos to say shaqiri won't leave as he may have fallen out of favour with Klopp.? there would be plenty of very good players that wouldn't cost 100m+ and be happy to be part of our squad that is trying to win things. injuries, form and rotation is an obvious reasoning for good players to join us with realistic chances of plenty of game time. i dunno why ed2 keeps banging on about us having to let 1 of our front 3 go to add obvious lack of depth on LW and AM. players will leave but it won't be our stars, by liverpools choice anyway, so room will be made. Possibly Milner, Lallana, Sturridge etc. Liverpool is a much better fit for Odoi then Chelsea for game time and more importantly development. most players really as a matter of fact, as Klopp can generally bring out the best in players, so long as they have the drive to want to learn and improve.

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17 Mar 2019 11:20:08
Ed1, because TAA is young and still learning his trade (even tho i think he is great already) so if the thought was bringing an older established RB in, and my understanding that TAA may be slowly intergrated into midfield at some stage, this makes sense to me to have him competing/ covering both RB and CM next year if we have 1 or 2 midfielders leave in the summer. that is all i was meaning and asking mate.

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23 May 2019 12:32:49
Ed002 could u elaborate on Sturridge to Australia please. as an aussie i find it very hard to believe any of the clubs could afford anything like what he would accept. i guess melbourne city are owned by manchester city tho. just feel something like LA galaxy would be more his style and acceptable wages.

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{Ed002's Note - There is not much to say - I have no idea what money he would be looking for but he has options in Australia.}


 

 

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24 Jan 2019 19:28:47
Haha clearly on the outer there. but sorry lads just my opinion. i do like wijnladum but would much prefer Neves. He is much younger, already as good if not better and can play in multiple positions like Wiji. basically im effectively saying Maddison over Lallana, Ox for Milner and Neves for Wiji. definate upgrade for me. while bringing the age profile down, which inturn gives us more chance for a long stint challenging at the top. and by the way it is the devils lettuce that im smoking people 🤙 hav a good day eds n reds.

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18 Sep 2018 12:13:05
Harry Kewell.

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31 Jul 2018 10:25:36
Shaqiri is definately capable of playing that role. plus Lallana will be back fit and Keita could also play that role. we are way stronger in midfield then we were last season 👌.

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31 Jul 2018 01:37:42
Please tell me this is a stitch up. i know ed02 said ages ago he flirted with them but also i reckon both eds hav said there will be no efforts to sell him atleast for this upcoming season. unfortunately with the amount we have spent on players i can see us potentially selling to recoup most if not more then our spending this summer. would any eds like to elaborate on this please.?

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