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11 Aug 2016 00:11:49
Anyone know of or seen anything of this fullback Juanma we are supposedly signing?


1.) 11 Aug 2016 02:33:54
He's only 19 so he is probably not what you thought he was going to be.


2.) 11 Aug 2016 04:47:16
Confirmed signing after successful week trial for the U23 team, not first teamer yet and not expected to be this season. It's a left back, just not ready this season.


3.) 11 Aug 2016 08:47:32
Leftbackinthechangies?


4.) 12 Aug 2016 14:22:52
Chilwell was only 18/ 19.


5.) 12 Aug 2016 16:02:29
Watched him play for 60 minutes in the flesh for the U21's against MK Dons. He is very fast and utilised his speed to make a handful of recovery tackles. He also has a nice touch and is neat in possession. His positioning was very weak though and he over ran the ball on a few occasions. Looks a fairly decent, attacking young left back. Whilst I doubt he will get much if any first team action, with our complete lack of depth there, who knows.


6.) 13 Aug 2016 00:55:14
Would love him to be a dark horse and end up a first team regular a la Bellerin. Would certainly cure our left back headache.


 

 

06 Jul 2015 15:52:35
Afternoon eds.
Are we switching our interest in a striker from Benteke to Jovetic?

{Ed002's Note - No.}


1.) 06 Jul 2015 16:50:31
Not sure if he would be interested but Lacazette would be a better fit for our team and when you look at the rumoured transfer fees for him and Benteke it seems a clear one to me.

That said whoever we sign I'll be right behind.


2.) 06 Jul 2015 17:15:52
I totally agree dcal, but i can't see him coming to us. If he doesn't move this summer and has another good season I think he'll be able to pick his own club this time next year.


3.) 06 Jul 2015 20:08:53
I dearly hope we do not sign either of them. If Liverpool are in a position to spend 32m plus wages, then surely there are better achievable options in the current market


4.) 06 Jul 2015 22:23:45
Psynwa - go on then suggest some, that's the whole point genius. If you can't add content and just want to be negative then go play with your toys.


5.) 06 Jul 2015 23:52:03
The people who think Lacazette and Higuain are likely to come to Liverpool are deluded.I do however agree that Benteke is not what we need and we would be better off sticking with what we've got


6.) 07 Jul 2015 02:45:28
I look like to think that Aubamyang, forgive spelling, might be prised away from Dortmund for the amount of money that's being mentioned for Benteke, but nothing's been said about him being a target so wishful thinking I guess. I agree with Dcal, who else is there we could get? Maybe promote Jerome Sinclair? Better hope studge stays fit I guess.


7.) 07 Jul 2015 03:19:47
Higuain and Lacazette won't come to us, we CAN'T stick with what we've got because we need a new quality center forward and there are no real options other than Benteke


8.) 07 Jul 2015 07:35:47
Although I don't think he's worth 32m, I don't see any other option than Benteke. Goal every other game for a team like Villa? With players like Firmino and Coutinho around him I expect him to bing in a few more.


9.) 07 Jul 2015 09:19:19
Benteke is only 24. He's a proven goalscorer in the epl and a real nightmare for defenders. With new coaching staff in place we are obviously going to adopt new ways of playing ball. In part because we have been found out.

So please people, keep the whining to yourselves and support the beast. He might just be exactly what we need.


10.) 07 Jul 2015 10:54:57
I don't mind either. In fact if we could get Jovetic that'd be great because he's half the price. Altho Benteke's performance and form can much clearly be seen than Jove's. Poor thing warming benches at City. Great talent!


11.) 07 Jul 2015 18:31:18
My cousin is a Citeh fan and he hates Jovetic. Says he's lazy. And injury prone. I trust his judgement as he's very knowledgable.

The only positive is that a player exchange would drop the cash price for Stirling and therefore, we have to play QPR less.

{Ed001's Note - not true, the value would be the same.}


 

 

14 Feb 2015 21:33:01
Hi eds. hope all is well.
Quick question, hope you might have an inkling. I would assume the squad needs drastically trimming down in the summer, especially in the striker department.
My question is, with BR seemingly now realising he needs an apparent "plan B" do you think it's likely that one of either Lambert or Mario will be let go, if not both? I consider Borini already gone tbh. I only ask as Mario seems to at least trying recently, and Lambert seems out the picture altogether.
Thanks in advance!

{Ed002's Note - I think Lambert would probably be the firs out of the door. Others need to go to make space for Origi and Ings. Balotelli is keen to stay a few years if other options are not available.}


1.) 14 Feb 2015 21:55:51
So Ed, you're basically saying there's a good chance Ings will be a Liverpool player next season? I'd take that!

{Ed002's Note - See above.}


2.) 15 Feb 2015 04:56:35
If Ed002 just said Rickie may have to make way for Origi and Ings, that implies that Ed002 believes there's a good shout Ings will be a Liverpool player in the summer!


3.) 15 Feb 2015 06:23:05
I would suspect we'd try to move on Aspas and Borini for sure and perhaps Lambert as well. Not sure about Yesil, but he probably needs to move on as well.

Sturridge, Ings, Balotelli, Origi seems like a fair amount of depth to me.


4.) 15 Feb 2015 09:24:15
RDL, i would be happy with Sturridge, Ings, Origi and Balo as well but only if it is the Balo that we saw on the pitch in the last two games. Ings and Origi have little experience on the big stage and pairing them with an established goal scorer will take the pressure off them.


5.) 15 Feb 2015 04:58:14
hi Ed002 regards balo, you say he maybe keen to stay does this co-inside with his last to games has the penny dropped. what do you think or no? I think he could be a good player for us certainly looks good with sturridge. also is brendon starting to like him?

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool want to sell him but are asking far too much money. His agent says the only other option is for him to stay. I think the club need to decide what they want to do with all of these strikers.}


6.) 15 Feb 2015 12:23:02
I think Mario has started to improve recently more because we have a proper striker back on the pitch. Mario is best played in a support role as opposed to being the main man. As long as Sturridge is there, he will continue to look good.


7.) 15 Feb 2015 19:37:14
My personal preference would be to offload Mario, Indian Buzzer, but I can't see anyone really wanting him so I think he may be here another year.


8.) 16 Feb 2015 10:34:10
hello Ed002, is that 'far too much money' more than what we paid for him?

{Ed002's Note - The amount is unimportant, but it is far too much. Liverpool will have a better idea about Ings in a week or two - Moyes is trying to get him to sign a pre-contract.}


 

 

 

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18 Feb 2020 15:33:01
{Ed's Note - Westwood666 has posted a new article entitled, How Can The Current Liverpool Team Be Improved?


1.) 18 Feb 2020 15:49:38
Nice one mate, not sure I agree but it’s appreciated. I’d like to see three center half’s of good quality as we haven’t yet seen a team without vvd but as a cohesive unit, I can’t find many players out there. Maybe a high performing Keita adds something to the middle but overall, with the young lads trying to get a game, this pool team is just cracking. Id take Mbappe though 😉.


2.) 18 Feb 2020 16:04:05
It's been explained in the past why Koulibaly (Who is 29 this year and plays on the same side as VVD) would not be a good fit for us, why would you get rid of Gomez. (Who only turns 23 this year)


3.) 18 Feb 2020 16:18:42
Good article mate,

Continuing with the three weaknesses I would say competition for RB/ LB ideally one player that could do both, if they exist!

Either Wiji adding goals to his game, I think he is more then capable or as you say Ox over the next 6 months if he gets to the levels he is capable of!

Then upfront I would have someone who can compete with the front three. I would love Werner but as ed002 has said we won't be getting him to sit on the bench and I wouldn't replace bobby he is integral (sorry westwood! ) . the other one I would get, completely hypothetical is Son.


4.) 18 Feb 2020 16:57:29
Nice article mate. For me it would be:

Gomez can be upgraded on in the immediate term (although long term I think he could fantastic, but if you’re really pushing me on our first 11). I’d go with Milan Skriniar

Wiji - love the job he does for us which is often unappreciated but he could realistically be improved upon. My choice would be Saul from AM

Finally I’d like to see a true no10 to give us a different option for certain games. Someone like Havertz or Fekir.

Whilst apparently unrealistic you could make a case to sign someone of the ilk of Timo Werner to provide cover/ competition for Bobby.


5.) 18 Feb 2020 17:48:35
Joe Gomez is very advanced for his age, buying someone to play in his place would be a mistake. There are very few central defenders playing at the very top clubs that are as young as he is.

{Ed002's Note - Right now that remains the plan.}


6.) 18 Feb 2020 17:49:40
I totally agree if you are not improving you are going backwards though it’s hard to argue this squad is not improving every day one thing for sure the winning mentality and confidence that is growing in the squad can only be a good thing . 1, Gomez I think he is great and fully deserves place in team and can only see him getting better and better . 2, wiji great player and improving all the time but agree can go missing i would have liked us to go for Bruno who Man U just signed I think he would have either replaced wiji or pushed him on to be even better. 3 frimino at this time I do not believe he can be replaced very special player and very noticeable to me if he as a rare off day we struggle as a team for creative fluidity yes he could be more clinical in front of goal but what he is and brings to the team is far far more than just goals .


7.) 18 Feb 2020 18:38:54
Havertz or Fekir get no where near our bench never mind first 11.


8.) 18 Feb 2020 18:54:15
I wouldn’t prompt in unsettling Gomez at all, I think he’s a great player and can only get better and better.

I think we’re fine for full backs too with Hoever, Williams. So for me I’d be happy with Martinelli of Arsenal and Havertz of Leverkusen. I’d be more than happy with this two. I also don’t think it would mean losing Firmino or Wijnaldum as these two would replace Origi and Lallana or Shaqiri.


9.) 18 Feb 2020 18:55:57
Improvements for me would purely be competition for places.


10.) 18 Feb 2020 23:27:23
Thanks for making an article Ed’s and replies so far. Just an interesting one I thought. Interesting to hear we are planning to replace Gomez though Ed2. I do think it’s an area of weakness but didn’t think they’d actually be planning it.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has been looking at a replacement for Lovren - but he would be a starter if they buy him - which pushes Gomez to a position of cover.}


11.) 18 Feb 2020 23:41:48
Do we want a no10 when we have Bobby who is both a 9 and a 10. If you're looking for a creative mid let's get coutinio back. I reckon he'd kick on again back here. I know it's not popular. But we could get him for 60odd mil I reckon and all the while Barcelona will still be paying us for him! I guess it doesn't work like that. I wonder if there's an option to pay like 20mil for him and forget the rest. The debt they still owe. Scrap it.

Gomez is class, doesn't need improving. Not many who would improve us at rcb.

{Ed002's Note - Why would Barcelona be paying Liverpool?}


12.) 18 Feb 2020 23:48:54
Diego Carlos Ed! Do you see us pushing for him in the summer mate or have we already made contact?

{Ed002's Note - It is what it is - there has been a discussion between the clubs but there is interest from elsewhere.}


13.) 19 Feb 2020 01:18:59
I think a few are taking Gomez for granted. Him and VVD partnership have proved to be the best in the world and still capable of improving so why tinker with that, how could we expect another CB to bring us more clean sheets and less goals conceded than the incredible rate we currently have. Plus Gomez still only early 20s and I think if he played for another team we would all be calling for him as the perfect signing.

Havertz and fekir are having dreadful seasons and klopp has hardly ever set us up over his 4 seasons with a no.10 type as that would limit firminos effect.

For me I'd see improvement by upgrading the likes of shaqiri, lallana and origi to players more similar style to our starters. Someone like Inaki Williams for me offers more in the CF or wide spot similar to mane or salah than origi who can slow down quick breaks. Keita and minamino might prove to be more effective to lallana and shaq and maybe buying a young box to box energetic CM to eventually fight for replacing gini, hendo or Milner who are all eventually going to regress in coming years.


14.) 19 Feb 2020 00:06:21
I thought they were still paying instalments for pipco ed02? Have they fully paid for him now?

Hypothetical question - if we signed him would these installments be forgotten. What sort of deal could be done?

{Ed002's Note - The final installment of the transfer fee will be paid in June. The only income that could come from him is if Barcelona win this season's Champions League. Unless he returns to Barcelona and plays regularly there will be no more payments for appearances.}


 

 

22 Dec 2019 07:20:07
Gutted for the Ox, let's hope he's not out for long as he offers a bit more attack in our usually hardworking but predictable midfield. Ed's apologies if this has already been asked but do you think these injuries and Lallana's predicted exit at the end of the season will increase likelihood of the club looking brining in a midfielder in January? Sander Berge perhaps?

{Ed001's Note - Minamino can drop deeper too, but yes it does make it more likely.}


1.) 22 Dec 2019 08:55:08
Surely not in Jan? And surely Grujic will get a look in during the summer window?

Would also like Curtis Jones to move up the pecking order as an AM/ Lallana replacement.

Don't think we need further midfield cover at the moment.

{Ed001's Note - Grujic's problem is getting a work permit. If he can then you are right, he would be the choice.}


2.) 22 Dec 2019 08:58:03
Berge for January Ed001?
Not very Klopp like to make significant changes to the squad in January but understand why he wants Berge now rather than the summer.
This is our best chance to win the league and I'm sure the club r desperate to retain the champions league trophy as well. The more the bodies available, the better and gives both Minamino and Berge the time to settle in and prepare for the club's assault next summer for the quadruple.

{Ed001's Note - I don't expect anything else in Jan. I was thinking summer if Grujic can't get a permit.}


3.) 22 Dec 2019 10:36:04
Sorry if its already been covered ed but what is the issue with his work permit? Thought he was a full international and they were more or less nailed on for one?

Cheers!

{Ed001's Note - it goes on points, but the fact we played the system last time we got him one could be an issue.}


 

 

11 Sep 2019 15:31:19
The more I see and hear of Raheem Sterling the more I'm just glad that he was at a time one of our players. Seems like a really decent fella.


1.) 11 Sep 2019 16:57:47
He's alright, Raheem.

Wasn't plussed with his agent at the time, but let's face it, we badly mishandled the whole thing. Nearly certain the first person to open their mouth in public on his contract saga was Brendan Rodgers.

But y'know, he's doing well at City, and we have Mane and Salah and thus don't need him. Good outcome for all in the end.


2.) 11 Sep 2019 20:16:52
Purely football, I believe Mane and Salah are way better than Sterling. We got better players after he left and he went to a team that valued him, and still values him, highly. So it worked out well for all parties concerned. I don't see the need to beat ourselves over it or point fingers at management at the time. 50 Mil was a damn good deal back then and it still is.


3.) 11 Sep 2019 21:17:00
We ended up with firmino as a replacement so I'm not fussed about him myself. I do enjoy the reception he receives at anfield though.


4.) 11 Sep 2019 23:44:16
He seems to have really grown up over the last couple of years and become a top notch player and role model. He's definitly a top bracket player now but like something red says if he hadn't of gone to City we may not have had mane or salah today.


5.) 11 Sep 2019 23:44:24
To be fair I think all three of them are quality everyone will have a different opinion on who is the better player but mine is Mane.


6.) 12 Sep 2019 00:30:23
Matured both on and off the field and turned himself into a hell of a player. I still don't rate his striking technique but he's getting better and better and played himself into a very strong city team. For our set up I prefer Salah and Mane. But best of luck to the lad I'm over what happened and have been particularly impressed but his off the field conduct.


7.) 12 Sep 2019 12:14:22
you obviously don't live in Huyton.


8.) 12 Sep 2019 15:07:05
He’s still very much a system player for me, which is a positive or a negative depending on how you view football. He has superb positioning, times his runs well and is very strong for his size, but he is not a top bracket player by any stretch.
You wouldn’t swap Salah, Mané, Hazard et al for Sterling.


 

 

09 Aug 2018 22:25:28
Great window for us. So now all heads turn to who will leave. I see the following:
Migs, Randall, Grujic, Chirivella, Ojo, Markovich and Origi. Perhaps Solanke on loan.

Personally, and many might disagree, but I would still love to see Grujic staying and getting some games. I know he won't start many and the cover for the first team midfielders will likely be Wini and Milner, but I really do think this kid has talent and I feel we could be be doing a KDB, Matic, Pogba equivalent by not playing him and losing him at some point.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 23:55:01
I agree West wood.


2.) 10 Aug 2018 06:11:41
Grujic is nowhere near their level IMO.

Ed1 said he’s never knuckled down and shown a self entitlement to play without effort on the training ground. Cardiff has the same frustration with him too.

Talent but a really poor attitude by all accounts and he’s achieved nothing in his career at a good level to begin to justify that attitude.

We made a huge mistake saying he’d get game time to pass his work permit and that part is on us.

{Ed001's Note - I don't think he is even that good. Get rid.}


3.) 10 Aug 2018 06:11:53
I think Grujic is probably there technically, but may not have the mentality to be a top draw player in the long run. Comes across as somewhat lazy at times and also has a hot head.
I hope many of the lads you mentioned get a loan or permanent move, for their sake and ours. If we can get another 30M+ from Mignolet, Origi, Chirivella - Mr. Edwards will be my new god!


4.) 10 Aug 2018 07:19:44
Don’t know why we didn’t let him go to Cardiff.


 

 

07 Aug 2018 23:13:35
Hey ed001. How do you think pre-season has gone? Any players in particular stood out to you or made a case to start/ be in and around the squad when maybe we thought they wouldn't be?

For me, Sturridge is looking good. Yes the pace is gone, and he's always scored goals when fit, but he actually looks very sharp at the minute and a part of the team and I think has played his way back ahead of Solanke. Any thoughts?

{Ed001's Note - I haven't been watching pre-season as it is meaningless. It is only about getting players fit and firing ahead of a new season.}


1.) 08 Aug 2018 07:07:05
Hi ed1,

I thought it a bit strange that at no point this pre-season has anyone got more than 60 mins under their belt. I would of thought the first 11 would need close to a full 90 before the season starts. Or does it bear no relevance?

{Ed001's Note - bears no real relevance, they should be doing all their fitness work in training.}


2.) 08 Aug 2018 07:20:03
Ok cool, thanks Ed.

I think Klopp has been working the sh@t out of them during training and they’ve looked leggy in some of the friendlies as a result.

Buzzing for the weekend! The wife and I go on holiday and she’s a hammer so Day 1 could well set the tone for the holiday 😅.

{Ed001's Note - that could be a fun holiday....}


 

 

 

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20 May 2020 20:38:35
Sometimes bringing someone in as a starter can bring the best out the people who’s place has been taken. Go back 8-9 years and who then would of thought Hendo, on the verge of being essentially forced out of the club, would take a stand and go from strength to strength, and now on the verge of being the captain that brings the big trophy back to us after so long? I say try keep buying to improve and make those already here fight even harder to improve and keep their spot. That’s how winning mentality’s and footballing dynasty’s are created.


 

 

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28 Aug 2019 12:57:57
Gerrard this far has done nothing to suggest he should be our manager. It does not strike me as coincidence that when we hire proven league winners (Rafa, Dalglish, Klopp) we have had success in the way of winning trophies, whereas others have been pretenders despite their best efforts. If Gerrard can put Rangers consistently on top in Scotland, get them into CL group stages and playing good footy againts some top European sides like Celtic were a few years back, then that might be enough to sway me. Can’t see that happening in the next 3 years though!


 

 

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02 Aug 2019 01:01:49
Fair nuff. Maybe it’s because Iv been looking foward to him coming through for years in the same way I did Sterling and again now with Brewster, but I still think there’s something special there in him. Whether with us or elsewhere, I guess time will tell.


 

 

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01 Aug 2019 07:44:12
I think he’s done enough to be part of the squad this season personally. He can cover wings and centrally and is clearly talented. If it doesn’t work then fine, but I see no point in signing a player like Cornet who we’v been linked with rather than to at least give a homegrown player a chance. Maybe he’s not going to make the grade, or maybe he isn’t hard working enough for Klopp, but he certainly isn’t crap Ed. Some players come good and/ or improve given the chance and I think he deserves at least 6 months in and around the first team squad.

{Ed025's Note - thats just my way of saying that i dont think hes good enough westwood, i say it about everton players as well, just a personal view though mate..


 

 

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10 Jun 2019 13:19:06
I think, or would like to hope anyway, that most people realise that a lot can change very quickly, and that the Eds might say something that is 100% true when they say it, and it goes the other way a day later. It happens, doesn't mean what is said wasnt right at the time. This place is my go to for anything LFC related, as been for years and can't see that changing anytime soon. That reminds me I need to contribute at some point.


 

 

 

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18 Feb 2020 23:27:23
Thanks for making an article Ed’s and replies so far. Just an interesting one I thought. Interesting to hear we are planning to replace Gomez though Ed2. I do think it’s an area of weakness but didn’t think they’d actually be planning it.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has been looking at a replacement for Lovren - but he would be a starter if they buy him - which pushes Gomez to a position of cover.}


 

 

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18 Feb 2020 13:40:42
In my above post I am not criticising Bobby at all. I'm well aware that he's incredibly important to the way we play and far more difficult to replace than most of the others in our team. What I'm saying is that at some point his wastefulness in front of goal will cost us. i. e. his miss againts Norwich. Yes we won and deservedly so, but at some point a miss like that will cost us the win or cause us to lose. All im saying is that a proper goalscorer scores that 99/ 100. With Bobby, as much as I love him and realise that we need him, I'm less confident he will finish even the more simple chances that fall to him.


 

 

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18 Feb 2020 13:36:22
With some of those more obscure answers, do you still have to have a certain amount of appearances for the title winning club to be classed as a premier league winner? Might throw a few of those into doubt?
I only ask as when we sold Fowler and were challenging for the title that year, I remember being told Fowler would get a winners medal as he had made 10 appearances for us before we sold him. don't know if this rule is still around.


 

 

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17 Feb 2020 09:47:29
Having a player that is not a natural goalscorer playing up front is the price we pay for having Firmino. I was initially againts this and thought we would be better with Bobby as an AM, but he allows Salah, Mane and evening our midfield to thrive when they do get foward. I’m sure it will cost us on occasion but on the whole it is worth it. The only way to improve on Bobby would be to replace him with someone who does the same but scores more goals. This all said he’s averaging what around 15 per season, similar assists and had a great year with nearly 30 two years back? Even without his all round play which is vital to us he still has the numbers of a top player.


 

 

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19 Jan 2020 00:05:16
Honestly, when Ings went to Southampton. Still gutted that it didn’t happen for him with us as I genuinely always thought he was a natural goalscorer and good all round player. I know he was injured and didn’t play much footy but I’m surprised he’s there and don’t think he will be for long, with the greatest of respect to the Saints of course.