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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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01 Feb 2021 22:55:01
So perhaps I am looking to much into this but Shaqiri has played well the last couple of games and Klopp looked extremely happy with him when he was subbed yesterday. Fast foward today and Mina is going on loan. Do we think Shaq has played his way back into Klopps longer term plans? He seems well suited to playing centrally so perhaps he could cover the wings and Bobby's role? Maybe not from a pressing point of view but he certainly has the skill, vision and ability to do what Bobby does? I just hope to see a bit more of him as I think when he's on form he's a top top player.


1.) 01 Feb 2021 23:14:50
Prob a bit of the fact shaq has been playing well but also that Jota is close to returning. Some time away may give Mino chance to settle into the league and come back raring to go next season. Southampton play good football if he gets games could do his career some good.


2.) 01 Feb 2021 23:27:43
He seems a bit inconsistent for me, but definitely good when he is on form. I agree, he seems like a better option than Minamino, and I actually kinda like Minamino.

Welcome to our new 19 and 28!


3.) 01 Feb 2021 23:32:33
Westwood666, I think Shaq has recently been playing well and has certainly done all he can to at least put himself back in Klopp’s thoughts. In regards to Taki, i’m a bit miffed at the whole situation. If the guy is struggling to integrate due to being extremely shy then I really feel for the lad. It was clear to see during the title celebrations that he is painfully shy and an introvert. Dropping him completely out the picture after the Palace game doesn’t seem the best way to handle him though. Then again the gaffer is the gaffer and a brilliant one at that who knows far more than me but from the outside in it looks odd.


4.) 02 Feb 2021 00:12:43
He needs confidence though, it’s not something that can be coached or forced. If a player comes to Liverpool and has been here a year and still doesn’t feel like a proper part of the squad then there’s not a lot we can do. You can’t come to Liverpool and feel daunted, you have to assert yourself amongst your team mates and back up that assertiveness with performances in training and on the pitch.

If he isn’t doing that here then maybe sending him to a smaller club where he can get more game time will allow him to build that confidence, then perhaps he can come back with the self belief and arrogance needed to play for Liverpool.


 

 

05 Jan 2021 15:32:21
Anyone else thinking this season isn't going to get finished the way lockdowns are going and the most recent weekly C.V. tests amongst football players and staff? I seem to remember ed003 saying if we hit the halfway season mark whoever is top will be awarded the title but if not the season will be voided. Anyone, including Ed's know if this is still the case and do you think we'll manage another 2 games before football (might) get shutdown?

{Ed002's Note - The resolution on the table for the Premier League is that standings would be final if more than 50% of games have been played. A vote is being avoided still. All efforts will be made to complete the season one way or another.}


1.) 06 Jan 2021 06:57:20
Thanks Ed. All the best to you at this early stage of the new year.


 

 

22 Sep 2020 23:37:54
What’s going on with Keita? It’s been a couple of years now and he just isn’t recognisable from the hardworking attacking goal scoring midfielder we thought we were getting? Is it confidence? Is he being asked to play differently to how he was in Germany? Does he just not care? I’m utterly perplexed by him as I simply cannot believe all that ability just disappeared on the plane journey to liverpool.


1.) 23 Sep 2020 01:51:32
I don't know Westwood. Could he be used to playing with a no10 in front?

I don't get it either. I think he might be a bit intimidated.

He was a hell of a player for rb. Maybe he needs space to play his game and isn't getting it in the prem.


2.) 23 Sep 2020 04:57:56
There is more to it, he is doing or not doing some very basic things. Short passing is sloppy, the aggressive runs in the box are non existent and the press from midfield is not in sync with the others. Gini when moved to the rcm position at Chelsea did more in the 30 mins than keita did in the previous games combined.

I would love him to turn it around, his confidence is shot and he's clearly not playing to his potential. Pressure is on with a new midfielder and nothing to show from the early season. He should play at Lincoln cause I would not start him in next Pl game.


3.) 23 Sep 2020 07:18:20
Personally I think it’s time to cut our losses and move him on. I had great expectations but I’m just not seeing it, must be frustrating for the management team at LFC. If playing him against Lincoln and not against Arsenal is the best we can do then that’s not a £50m footballer.


4.) 23 Sep 2020 07:53:41
I agree he’s not do anywhere near enough but surly the question should be why is klopp still picking him! Am at a loss.

{Ed025's Note - good point longthing, maybe with thiago in the mix now it could change mate..


5.) 23 Sep 2020 07:57:30
Bit harsh lads, has been our best midfielder since the return from lockdown. Ididnt think he done anything wrong in particular Sunday to be subbed. Think it was more a case of getting fresh legs on.

{Ed025's Note - i think your being very kind to him there jadon..


6.) 23 Sep 2020 08:08:42
His first few yards with and without the ball are impressive, he has a nice touch a quick turn, gets the ball out his feet well, but then he struggles, he is the opposite of Can, who took about 15 yards to get going then was like a train haha, i can see there's a player there but maybe not confident or with the right work ethic, shame as he could be a real baller.


7.) 23 Sep 2020 08:16:47
He loses possession too cheaply, doesn’t get stuck in, has no idea of how to get into space to make himself available for a pass and not once since he’s joined has he dominated a game from midfield, he’s more interested in his social media activities and getting laid than his football career. I’d sell him.


8.) 23 Sep 2020 08:20:41
I’ll be honest I didn’t see the Chelsea game but in the Leeds game he was abysmal Jadon. So I can’t agree there mate.


9.) 23 Sep 2020 08:29:16
He just hasn't worked out, can't remember one game he has bossed. May be time to cut our losses with Thiago in now our starting should be Fabhino- Thiago- Hendo.


10.) 23 Sep 2020 09:23:12
Keita just doesn't have "it". The fact that he had "it" before at RBL doesn't do us any good now, does it? See how à true professional of à high level, hits the ground running, like Thiago Alcantara.

I think Klopp is sticking with him because Keita is the one player Klopp stuck out his neck for the most- the way they structured that deal of purchasing a player one year in advance. It wasn't even a loan back, which lessens the risk a bit.


11.) 23 Sep 2020 09:34:48
Just think it's a bit of "we have Thiago now, we don't need that other fella that helped us win trophies over the last couple of years". Just cos we have a new toy we shouldn't be dying to discard the players we already have, who without there hard work Thiago wouldn't even want to join in the 1st place. maybe I'm being too loyal, just think he does too many nice things to give up on him just yet.


12.) 23 Sep 2020 09:43:58
Different league to the Bundesliga, maybe the effort isn't there? When you hear about the things he got to in Germany then you have to question if he has the desire to really work hard. Off course everyone can change but have to want to.


13.) 23 Sep 2020 09:47:15
As a huge Keita fan, I think he is on his last legs, guys. He simply not getting it done. All the penetrating runs are just papering over the other flaws in his game that some may not see or choose to ignore.

I can understand why Klopp keeps picking him cos he wants him to succeed and most importantly, Klopp moved heaven and hell to get him here to the point of tapping him up and getting the club in trouble. Will Keita make it? We shall see BUT the signs are NOT good right now.


14.) 23 Sep 2020 09:55:58
Jadon, he is an arrogant sod though isn't he, only cares about going on about how much he earns etc he seems to care more about that then playing football. I think we all know he's a very talented footballer, we've seen it in the past but since joining Liverpool he's done bugger all for us.

I've stood by him, hoping his attitude would change but it hasn't and it won't so enough is enough, sooner he's out the door the better, he's a waste of wages. I'd much prefer a youngster to be in his place getting chances now. Keita has had his chances and blown them, how long are we meant to be patient hoping for the best?


15.) 23 Sep 2020 09:57:59
Liverpool over the last couple of seasons have utilised a hard working industrious midfield. Think Gini, Henderson, Milner. And it has worked, but we've relied on creativity from genius flicks and interplay from Firmino, or out wide from the full backs.

Clearly, the signing of Thiago was to move away from that one-dimensional midfield setup. We still have it, and can play that way when Klopp thinks that is the right way to play against team X and team Y. But now that we have someone with the flexibility and creativity in midfield, he'll no doubt get more out of Keita in the process.

Keita takes more risks than the likes of Wijnaldum. That is why he loses the ball more, but he's an attacking midfielder. That hasn't always suited our style. Give him a chance with Thiago in the side, and I think we'll see a different player.


16.) 23 Sep 2020 10:15:21
Keita cannot defend back. Give him a chance when we have thiago and fabinho in holding roles and keita in free role. He will kill it. All the doubts should light a fire in his belly and now that he is starting and is easily among the low performers, coming back will show a test of his character and faith in his skills. If he passes this test we will walk with the league. If he doesn't we have a race to the top.


17.) 23 Sep 2020 10:35:19
He can defend himself by getting his head straight and sorting it out on the pitch aksh*t. He hasn't done that, he has had doubters for quite a while now so im sure he'll be well aware but nothing has changed.


18.) 23 Sep 2020 10:25:07
Of course, you would sell him and keep Wijnaldum 6 Times. coz he ticks everything you have mentioned.
Keita is the only player that could take the ball and carry it forward.


19.) 23 Sep 2020 11:47:48
Salah I don't really want to get into whether he's a sound bloke or a tosser because i know NOTHING about that, just like practically every1 else on this sight. I judge by what i see on the pitch, and while I'll agree he hasn't lived up to expectations. maybe peoples expectations were too high from the start. i know he's living on borrowed time but the likes of Hendo and Gini (and again i don't mean there personalities off attitude offpitch) should remind us how sometimes its wise to give a player just a little bit more time.


20.) 23 Sep 2020 11:53:39
No point listing all the things Keita can do or is capable of, the fact is he’s not doing those things and never has for us.
I hope he turns it around and has a great season but he looks like he’s going backwards to me, almost like playing with 10 men when he plays.


21.) 23 Sep 2020 13:05:26
I must be blind when I watch football because I've seen little of Keita's supposed excellence in the past two years. He was great in his first game for us - think it was against West Ham - but has done little since and nothing to repay the effort we made to get him to the club. For me he leaves and we play Jones instead, his passion for the club - which Keita seems to lack - will mean we likely have a better all round player and a bit (a small bit probably) of cash in our bank account.


22.) 23 Sep 2020 13:16:19
I still haven't given up on Kieta. I'm in it for the long haul. I think he just needs to play with a higher energy and demand the ball a bit more. And obviously step up defensively. Still routing for him.


23.) 23 Sep 2020 13:40:36
Some players thrive on being a big fish in a small pond. Others can’t handle moving to a massive club like Liverpool where the expectations are so much higher. Then you have the players who move to a big club and think they have made it and stop trying.
Unfortunately, I think Kieta could be a combination of all three.


24.) 23 Sep 2020 13:49:27
Jadon I do understand what you're saying mate but many people on this site knows full well what he is like as a person. He was like it before he joined Liverpool, many were concerned by this at the time. I was one of the few who thought he'd turn it around and be sound, he didn't.

I do agree, people expected a lot of him from the beginning, I'm guilty of that and as we know it can take time for a player to really do well as you say but with the right attitude and he just doesn't have it.

I'm all for defending our players but we have a squad of quality professional lads then you have Keita, only interested in social media and going on about nothing important (money, lifestyle) , not doing bugger all on the pitch, he needs to go.


25.) 23 Sep 2020 15:35:27
I am not interested in what Keita can do or what he was doing before he came here. I am interested in what he is actually doing for LFC and for right now, he is failing miserably. He is super-underachieving right now and seems not to be arsed about getting stuck in and getting his hands and feet dirty. Pulling out of challenges? Not having that EVER.

Being able to carry the ball forward into blind allies, losing it and then strolling back while the other midfielders hustle back doing his work for him, is of no use to me. If he cannot do what other midfielders are doing then he needs to either get his ship together or he gets let go. And this is coming from a huge Keita fan.


26.) 23 Sep 2020 17:26:32
He's not very good, is he?


27.) 23 Sep 2020 20:06:44
I remember his first couple of games for us. looked impressive. Since then he's been practicaly rubbish. Get him in the reserves. If he doesn't improve, Get what we can for him and get him out of the club. Only interested in himself and the glamour of the lifestyle.


 

 

19 Sep 2020 07:17:14
Very happy with the Jota and Thiago signings although I am concerned with where this money is coming from considering we are supposedly broke? Foward players Bobby, Mane, Salah, Jota, Shaqiri, Elliot, Wilson, Origi, Brewster. Surely a lot of outgoings to occur shortly.


1.) 19 Sep 2020 07:44:58
Westwood I totally understand what you’re saying mate but our owners do not spend money they don’t have. These 2 deals will be structured To ensure we can afford the outlay. We’ve already seen reports on how good the Thiago payment deal looks and with Hoever going for reported up to 14 mill then Jota at 44 mill is a 30 mill signing. Like yourself I expect players to leave now and as long as it’s squad players and not any of our superstar first teamers then this has been an exceptional window. I think any of Origi, Wilson, Grujic, Karius, Shaq and Brewster could be available. And depending on which are sold the Outlays could soon matches in sales. Not sure if we might actually see Jones go on loan as well because with the signing of Thiago and Jota wherever he was in the midfield and front 3 rankings he surely will drop down a place in both.


2.) 19 Sep 2020 09:47:49
JK23, I do not see Jones going out on loan. He is a full fledged first teamer now and I do not see that changing. He will be part of the rotation cos the games will be coming thick and fast and with 7/ 8 CM's, we can cope. All the other stuff you posted, I fully concur with.


3.) 19 Sep 2020 12:23:44
Rm I’d like to see Jones stay mate and you’re right games will be coming thick and fast. We look to have great strength in depth now.


 

 

liver bird

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.}


 

 

 

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07 Apr 2021 20:34:07
Reports Leicester are looking at Keita? Any insights there Ed002? Thanks as always.

{Ed002's Note - They are after a CM player and there are two they have a declared interest in. I am not aware of any approach to Liverpool at this time.}


 

 

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16 Nov 2020 23:45:01
Whether a player who happens to be a fan of a rival team has business playing for us or not is a mute point. A die hard UTD fan would not play for Liverpool and vice versa. Plus, whilst I don’t know this for fact, I doubt many players think like this which is why most players don’t stay at one club their whole career regardless of loyalties which will ebb and flow when the game to them is a career rather than a passionate pastime like it is for us. Do any of you think Jay Spearing still loves the club? Or Jack Robinson? Connor Coady? Gerrard a cousin whatever his name was? Etc etc.


 

 

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05 Oct 2020 22:10:23
Now that Iv calmed down on reflection the team was awful, not just Adrian. How many of those goals would Alison of saved realistically. We still would have lost just from the deflection goals.


 

 

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04 Aug 2020 07:00:56
Potentially but I hope not. TBH I think we should be looking for younger players. Given a straight choice I would rather we keep Wijnaldum.


 

 

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29 Jul 2020 09:57:00
I won’t lie I’m glad Lovren has left. Loved his effort and passion and he leaves us a champion at the end of the day. But let’s face it, he was always a weak link in the defence.


 

 

 

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08 Feb 2021 00:32:58
I would be amazed if he told the lads that performance was acceptable. Game summed up for me first half Wijnaldum burst foward and it was 4 v 4 rather than have a go at skinning your man and creating a chance he stopped, slowed down and passed back. City got back and we played around at the back for a while. We are at our best with quick high risk football. We look now like we did when BR got sacked. Possession more important than goals apparently. No one wants to take a chance to be positive just in case they loose the ball. So much fear at the moment.


 

 

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08 Feb 2021 00:28:52
It’s very reminiscent of the season BR got sacked to be honest. Team seems to forget goals are needed and possession stats don’t win games. Awful to watch at the moment.


 

 

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08 Feb 2021 00:27:52
Completely agree. Even if Davies and Kabak don’t do well it’s still far better to have . our best midfielder in midfield. I won’t miss Wijnaldum when he’s gone. Works hard and covers ground well brilliantly yes but the midfield lacks creativity. Who says you can’t have both hard work and creativity? Man City don’t seem to have this issue and their midfield works just as hard as ours. This season is over.


 

 

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06 Jan 2021 06:57:20
Thanks Ed. All the best to you at this early stage of the new year.


 

 

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04 Jan 2021 23:51:20
Yeah I don’t expect many to agree with me in the Bobby front Ed. On his day he’s brilliant I freely admit and a few years back when he was at his best I wouldn’t of swapped him for anyone. Nowadays the consistency has dropped massively to the point where I start thinking it’s would be worth having a proper striker playing in his position because then at least that player would finish some of the chances Bobby just doesn’t. He’s always got away with this because of his brilliant all round game but fact is it isn’t that brilliant anymore.
Anyway, we definitely need a defender this Jan. doesn't need to be a world beater. I’d be happy with some bang average PL experienced defender that can plug a gap until the big guns are back next year and then provide reasonable cover or even just a loan player to see us through. Either way I think it’s an absolute must.