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10 Apr 2019 16:27:05
David Neres of Ajax is the latest linked with us. Having a fairly good season the 22 year old.

Any insight into this one eds? Apparently we've been watching him at the very least.


{Ed002's Note - Everton, not Liverpool. I am not aware of any interest being shown by Liverpool at all and he would not be an improvement over Harry Wilson, and as far as I know the club are expecting much of him. Joining Liverpool would be a risky and a big step up.}

1.) 10 Apr 2019 17:14:36
Nearly forgot about our Harry Wilson then. Would completely destroy his chances with us if we bought Neres. The mooted price was 40 million which, by the sounds of your description on him, is far too much.

Perhaps the links have mixed us watching him with another Ajax player instead.

Thanks Ed.

2.) 10 Apr 2019 22:14:59
There will be more interests in him I suppose, after today's game vs. Juventus.

3.) 11 Apr 2019 00:40:43
Saw him play for Brazil in the last game, and he was really very good; a game changer the moment he came on. Equally good today, versus Juventus. Right-footed, but can play on both wings, just like Mane.

4.) 13 Apr 2019 19:05:53
Still only young and a very respectable return this season with goal contributions. I've only watched him twice so my opinion of him can't be made yet but at that age there's plenty more potential. Personally I don't see Wilson in klopps plans, he's not suited to our style, he deserves a pre season and hopefully prove me wrong.



18 Feb 2019 13:10:29
Quick question for any of the Eds.

What do you think the situation will be with Milner in the summer? Will he stay another season or two or can you see him leaving?

Would Leeds getting promoted affect anything? I am confident Liverpool and Klopp in particular will want to keep ahold of him but he may be getting a considerable less amount of playtime next season.

Sorry for all the questions!


{Ed002's Note - My expectation is that he will talk to the club about how he will be used next season and if it is to be on the periphery then he may ask to move - and Leeds would be the ideal solution if the club don't price him out of a move. Else I expect he will stay until the summer of 2020.}

1.) 18 Feb 2019 13:37:43
Thanks for the reply Ed002.

Peronsally I hope he stays. Very good for our youth players and I think he has the potential to be a good coach in future as he seems very knowledgable. Completely understand if he left due to playing time though.

2.) 18 Feb 2019 14:17:47
Milner is an exemplary player; I’d be over the moon if he stayed as a player or in a coaching capacity. I remember watching a video of Milner bossing the fitness tests, even though senior to most players and probably expected not to have the legs. Absolute hero in my view.

3.) 18 Feb 2019 14:45:22
I hope he stays too - what a model professional and he can cover midfield, right and left back. Tough to find anyone else who can do that.

As a bonus, he'd allow us to bring Adam Lewis into the fold in place of Moreno, knowing if we have an injury to Robbo at any point, Milner can step in for the biggest games where we may need an experienced head.

4.) 18 Feb 2019 15:52:22
100% agree. Getting Milner on a free was a masterstroke. Keeping him at the club would really help the youth players develop. I remember the Eds mentioning imagine what Xabi could have taught to the youngsters coming through had Liverpool resigned him.

5.) 18 Feb 2019 17:41:31
whilst he is a model professional, i think the big decider will be if Leeds get promoted to the premiership, if they do then i would be very surprised if he didn't move back to them!

we also need to factor that he is slowly moving down the pecking order and on the wages that he is on and the age he is we can reinvest that elsewhere.

6.) 18 Feb 2019 17:58:18
Pretty crazy reading 2020 there from ed and realising its just a year away 😭😭.

7.) 18 Feb 2019 20:01:36
Is Millie on high wages? I have no idea. If so, I’d like to think that he’d reduce his wages on a 12monther- abit like Kompany has at City (if I remember reading that correctly)

{Ed002's Note - hat would add another year to the contract.}

8.) 19 Feb 2019 12:44:55
Thanks Ed.

9.) 20 Feb 2019 11:12:57
I very much doubt he would agree to that Run. Why agree to be on less wages and not play as much here when he could have less wages but be a major part of a Leeds/ lower premier league side for his final seasons?

10.) 20 Feb 2019 11:49:43
Whatever he does, all we can do is wish him the best of luck, if he stops at Liverpool it's good for us and the youngsters, if he goes to Leeds it's good for him and for Leeds. Either way, he gets huge respect from me, a really nice fella who deserves to be happy no matter where he ends up.

11.) 20 Feb 2019 16:03:57
Couldn’t agree more Salah.

12.) 20 Feb 2019 18:57:52
I just really want him to win something with us.



11 Feb 2019 17:23:48
Ramsey to Juventus for a reported 400k a week.

You didn't read that wrong. that's FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND.

Thank goodness we stayed away from that. Much better options out there. (fingers crossed for Rabiot personally)


{Ed0333's Note - Wow that’s just crazy talk...Do you think they’d be interested in Lalana?

1.) 11 Feb 2019 17:59:48
Worse still, the reports say the £400k is his basic salary. I assumed it included a MASSIVE signing on fee averaged out over the life on the contract, that he was able to negotiate because he was on a "free" transfer. I hope the reports are wrong in that regard.

Basically they've done the equivalent of paying a £40m transfer fee for Ramsey and then paying him £200k a week. I suppose it's not completely insane in the current market, but compare Ramsey to Fabinho and it doesn't really strike me as a great idea. And that's before they've paid his agent or any performance bonuses.

2.) 11 Feb 2019 18:01:43
Why's everyone want rabot? Average at best for me.

3.) 11 Feb 2019 18:14:22
If that figure is true then it's completely nuts, and in fact really bad for football clubs trying to build and hold onto their players. He may end up being an advocate for players to run their contracts down, with the knowledge that if they do, they'll end up with a massive pay day.

Players knew this already, of course, but when they see someone run their contract down and get £400k a week, more and more players will follow his example. Also, he's not even that special. OK he's a good player, but nowhere near the best there is in his position.

4.) 11 Feb 2019 19:08:18
£83m, over 4 years?!?!?!?!

For Arron Ramsey?!?!?!


5.) 11 Feb 2019 19:26:28
Jesus I'm aware that a higher salary is often affordable to the signing club due to it being a free transfer, but did Juventus have to go that high to convince Ramsey? it was far and away his best option.

Something we may not be aware of Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea what contractual agreement he has but that sounds well beyond what I would expect.}

6.) 11 Feb 2019 21:33:26
and there goes the 99p price for milk. How will I afford protein shakes now?!

7.) 11 Feb 2019 22:13:24
Juventus head of recruitment sacked by december. that's insane money for ramsey.

8.) 11 Feb 2019 19:04:22
Worst thing is this guy will be injured after about a dozenen games and then he will just carry on picking up the cash.

ED333 we should pay them to take both Lalana and Sturidge!

{Ed0333's Note - if only mate. I’d gift wrap Lalana & Sturbridge in pink bows and personally drive both of them to Turin if that were the case. It really bothers me that they are both still at the club picking up such ridiculous salaries and offering zero.

9.) 12 Feb 2019 01:53:15
£325k a week according to Sky, what an absolute mess. £325,000 to do a bit of exercise for 5 days a week. There are people who put themselves in serious danger in their job and get paid sod all.

10.) 12 Feb 2019 05:12:25
I think we will sell studger and lallana in the summer 100%. I think we already have replacements for both in wilson and brewster.

and ramsey wage if true is only going to screw the head of few cash hungry agents who will in turn fed (read f**K) up the minds of their clients. There are some much much better players than ramsey who are not earning half what he is going to be earning if rumours are true.
It was always going to happen though, the market was going unaffordable and clubs were going to buy on free destroying any remaining wages cap sense left.

11.) 12 Feb 2019 06:50:24
Ramsey is a quality player. His argument for the high wages will have been simple. 50% tax on the 400k means he will earn 200k after tax. The cost of his wages is equivalent to signing a player worth £31.2m on 200k wages. He could easily argue that Juve would not be able to get a player of his quality and experience for £31.2m. He is a goalscoring CM in the prime years of his career at a time when that sort of midfielder is making a real comeback in the game as opposed to the lower G+A but better buildup CMs such as Xavi, Iniesta, David Silva, etc.

{Ed0333's Note - you’re forgetting his signing on fee, agents fees, tax etc etc mate.

12.) 12 Feb 2019 11:28:10
Hey Juve,
I’m available on a Bosman 👍.

{Ed025's Note - after studying your performance in the charity match ron...juve said they are not looking for a stunt man mate.. :)

13.) 12 Feb 2019 12:57:50
400k a week is just insane, especially for a player like Ramsey. what is up with Juve at the moment?

14.) 12 Feb 2019 09:00:43
Cheers Ed002, I guess we'll wait and see if there's any truth to it. Insane if true.

15.) 12 Feb 2019 15:12:16
Or in other words SGRed "what are they smoking over there? " lol.

16.) 12 Feb 2019 15:49:47
Ramsey? A quality player? I’ve heard it all now.

17.) 12 Feb 2019 16:29:08
Ron - The Stuntman, Juve not looking for a stuntman - ED25 is a killer with those lines!


(Sorry Ron, I hooe your not offended)

18.) 12 Feb 2019 19:29:37
I imagine over four year, for Ramsey it will equate to something like 10 million a game.

19.) 12 Feb 2019 21:25:18
What sort of money are they going to offer to Mo?

20.) 12 Feb 2019 22:17:59
Ed025 has been studying my cunning stunts 🤨

Just call me Colt Stevens 😎.

21.) 13 Feb 2019 17:26:55
Ron, what's the difference between a circus and a bordello? The circus has cunning stunts and .

{Ed025's Note - and zed do the jokes on here.. :)

22.) 13 Feb 2019 17:34:15
Sincere apologies Ed025. I didn't mean to start an international territorial dispute. But I'll make a deal with you. I'll stop all attempts at jokes and you stop saying ALL of us have red-tinted glasses. Is it a deal? 😉.

{Ed025's Note - no chance...i dont tell lies mate, you keep on telling them jokes ArAy my friend.. :)

23.) 13 Feb 2019 17:44:56
Nah. It's okay Ed025. I'll steer clear of your and Zed's territory. We all know you're a straight guy and tell it as you see it and I wouldn't suggest you ever change that. 🙏.

{Ed025's Note - i dont do PC and can never be described as a shrinking violet ArAy its just not in my make up mate...unlike rouge, lipstick and eye liner.. :)




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07 Jun 2019 12:25:20
What do we think of Virgil's Balon D'Or chances this year then?

If he goes on to win the Nations league as well as the Charity Shield and Super Cup (may be seen as nothing trophies but trophies nonetheless) then he must be in that top 3 surely?

I only see Messi as his competition personally. If Messi wins the Copa then he should get it.

What do we think? It'd be amazing to see a defender win in an era of Ronaldo and Messi, and a Liverpool player of course!


1.) 07 Jun 2019 13:17:21
Seems silly that the Ballon d’Or should only go to someone who has won trophies. Trophies are won by teams not by individuals. Messi has had a great season, as has Virgil, but Lionel would probably shade it for me regardless of which cups he has won.

2.) 07 Jun 2019 13:33:47
I think Virgil edges it for me, Messi is the goat but c'mon La liga and copa del crap, or the Champions League. Haha in fact i take I it back, it's not even close. No doubt Leo will win though and when he does congrats to him.

3.) 07 Jun 2019 14:45:09
Messi didn't win the Copa del Rey Valencia won it.

4.) 07 Jun 2019 14:51:19
I was talking about if Messi wins the Copa America Ibiza Red!

5.) 07 Jun 2019 16:26:48
I remember in 2014 Manual Neuer won the treble with Bayern (also UCL) and won the World Cup with Germany + He was by a mile the best keeper in the world and has pretty much revolutionized Goalkeeping with his playing style

Messi + Ronaldo both had average seasons and didn't win any international trophies. Neuer finished third.

-> the Ballon D'Or is biased towards attackers/ Messi/ Ronaldo and van Dijk will not win it, unfortunately.

6.) 07 Jun 2019 16:51:39
Also don't forget that the Balon D'Or is an award ceremony, and just like any other award ceremony, it is simply a marketing-stunt where the price goes to whichever contestant brings the most publicity/ money. Award ceremonies are rarely objective :)

If van Dijk manages to gain 170 million followers on instagram until January he will be in contention. Until then Messi and Ronaldo will continue to win it.

7.) 07 Jun 2019 20:30:06
Virgil help shut down Messi in the CL semi's with him going home eventually, with the trophy. VVD, all day.

8.) 08 Jun 2019 05:56:17
Its a silly award IMO as no two player on a team does the same work so it should be best attacker best midfielder and best defender plus goalie different areas should be awarded for being best at their position. It's a biased award regardless of how well you've played.

9.) 08 Jun 2019 12:46:21
I think he will win it. And i think trent will win the golden boy award.



05 Jun 2019 16:59:56
Question for Ed001/ 2. Apparently, according to Vincent Duluc (French Journalist), Fekir can leave Lyon for as cheap as 15 million!

Any truth in this at all?



{Ed002's Note - No, he is teasing the Liverpool fans.}

1.) 05 Jun 2019 20:24:39
Yep really teased me NOT.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 19:02:01
OP, you may have misheard 15m for 50m cos trust me, Jean Michel Aulas (the Lyon owner) does not deal in teens of millions of pounds.



04 Jun 2019 11:55:48
Got back from Madrid and one of the best weekend's of my life yesterday. I didn't get to experience Istanbul properly as I was only young, but the memories and the scenes created in Madrid will stay with me forever. Man, I love this club!

I just wanted to say a word on how great the atmosphere and general banter was with the majority of Spurs fans. We had some proper laughs. I think they appreciated how conscious we were of their feelings after the game considering Kiev was just over ago (No direspect shown from what I have seen) .

I even had a great chat with an Evertonian. He came out with some LFC friends of his and like our Ed025 he wan't bitter at all. Unlike Ed025 I believe he enjoyed the game as a self proclaimed neutral, may have been the beer talking however!

Although I didn't go to the game, I see it as my first European away trip. I have got the bug now. Not only am I proud of the players, coach and staff. I am so proud of our fanbase. Couldn't imagine ever supporting another team.


1.) 04 Jun 2019 15:21:16
Sounds like everyone had a great time so jealous.

2.) 04 Jun 2019 16:58:58
It was just unreal Barry. We really took over Madrid.

May be worth booking Istanbul 2020 now, eh?



22 May 2019 15:11:45
Brandt to Dortmund confirmed. Two exciting purchases by them today.

I wonder if we were ever in for him? Klopp was obviously keen on him and if he was available you'd imagine Klopp would try and convince him to come to us. May have turned Liverpool down of course.

Quite gutted. Reckon he could have been a great player for us. BD are lucky!


{Ed002's Note - The problem would be game time I suspect.}

1.) 22 May 2019 15:40:03
Great purchase for Dortmund, perfect Pulisic replacement. Shame though, would have absolutely loved Brandt at Liverpool, the perfect player for what we're looking for. Though as Ed002 pointed out he's likely to get more game time at Dortmund and it allows him to stay close to home.

2.) 22 May 2019 15:48:39
Never seriously in for him imo decent player but we have to respect the fact the lad wants regular game time in a top team which we can't give him.

3.) 22 May 2019 15:57:03
That is a shame as I think he is a fantastic player and will only get better. Congratulations to Dortmund though for getting three good players in this early on in the transfer window. Hope they do well next year and pip BM to the title and have a good run in the CL.

4.) 22 May 2019 16:05:36
But surely with hazard singing and brunn larsen their go to option from bench and gotze and sancho and reus and phillip he won't be guarenteed as much playtime as lfc as we only have mane firmino and salah? . he would get loads of appearances for us as we won't be as lucky this season with injuries as we where this season.

5.) 22 May 2019 16:14:46
Thought that would be the case Ed.

Seems it may be a tricky summer for Liverpool. We are a very attractive team to come and play for right now. But I think a lot of players know it will be a challenge to get into the starting 11.

It'll be hard to find a player who fits our usual model who is willing to sit on the bench half the season.

I am sure Klopp will get who he wants and needs. Even if he doesn't his back ups have proved just as efficient!

6.) 22 May 2019 18:21:17
Maybe Gotze is an option for us if Dortmund signing Brandt pushes him out of contention?

7.) 22 May 2019 18:41:29
c_matthews94 you're right it will be tricky, but I love that!

Any player who joins us (who isn't a kid or a golden oldie) has agreed to join in the full knowledge that they will have to fight to displace one of the first team.

That's the sort of spirit I want in signings, and it can only help to improve our first 11.

8.) 22 May 2019 19:01:05
Great signing for Dortmund. They should push Bayern all the way next season and be strong in the CL. Just hope we have other AM players now we’ve missed out on him.

9.) 22 May 2019 19:11:38
Huge fan of Goeze BUT he is only just coming back from a dreadful ailment and is no longer the player he once was even tho after watching him a lot this season, he has been more than solid. As a result Johnny, I don't think he is an option for us and besides, Klopp usually does not sign players he has worked with before. He is more interested in creating new players in his own image.

10.) 22 May 2019 20:52:55
Good job by BVB recruitment team. So the quick 3 signings all have been in place since early last season once Pulisic sale was agreed.
No messing about. One leaves the replacement is already secured. And it's been the same for years now.
Great way to run a club!

11.) 22 May 2019 20:59:06
Maybe brandt went to dortmund because klopp has interest in someone better.

12.) 22 May 2019 21:47:05
Robbie you right we have to trust Klopp and the club. The transfers in the past few years have been incredible.

Best lb in the world
best cb
soon to be best keeper
best left winger
A right winger that breaks club goal scoring records.
Fabinho will be a top player next season
Keita the only one with slight question mark. But I watched him closely in the games before his injury and there is a real quality player to come next season.

So there is no reason why they won't buy someone of the same quality to play the AMand cover front 3.

13.) 22 May 2019 23:24:16
I thought the very same Zed.

It’s good to attract players who want that challenge to get in the team and back their own talent.

Perhaps if we were in for Brandt and he chose BD simply because it was easier to start then it was for the best?



09 May 2019 21:16:27
Like most posters, when Spurs scored that last minute winner the nerves for the final really kicked in! I know a lot of people keep saying they’ve lost 13 times in the league but they’ve also won 23. They have the ability to really take the game to us. We’ll have to be strong.

Saying that, if you said to me a week ago we’ll be in the final against Spurs I’d be over the moon. So chuffed that this season can get the trophy it truly deserves!


1.) 09 May 2019 22:11:07
Would life be worth living when Dier, Wanyama, Trippier, Ben Davies, Foyth, amd Llorente are walking around with CL champions medals. We cannot let this happen.

2.) 09 May 2019 22:14:33
Nerves are normal. I don't think the fact we smashed Barcelona 4-0 with a tired Weak Team will give them much confidence either mate. End of the day if both teams play to their maximum capability we win every time, so let's just hope the Line Up is right and we actually attack.

3.) 09 May 2019 23:00:55
I think the back four and the front 3 (if fit) will pick themselves as usual.

The midfield is trickier. Fabinho and Henderson are guaranteed I say. I wonder if Klopp will go for Gini or Milner?

4.) 09 May 2019 23:18:24
I think he would go for Milner simply for the experience he offers. Then later in the game swap one of either Hendo or Milner for Gini.

5.) 10 May 2019 00:23:56
it’s very close, but just about Gini for me. I think he offers a bit more goal threat but it will probably come down to who is impressing Klopp in training the most in the run up to the game.

6.) 10 May 2019 02:38:12
It's a tough call that one, personally I'd prefer Milner over gini from the start (just by a whisker though) . Then give hendo the licence to get forward as he's revelling in that role,! Would have no complaints with wiji starting though, hard decision.

7.) 10 May 2019 03:38:04
Gini has been our most consistent midfielder and has earned a start in the last game of the season. I'd use Milner from the bench.

8.) 10 May 2019 12:45:18
I'd probably start Milner and then bring Gini on either right at or just after half. I guess you really can't go wrong either way. Now the question is who starts if Firmino isn't fit. I don't see Klopp putting Gini as a false 9 again.

9.) 10 May 2019 14:47:24
Gini said he was angry that Klopp didn't start him against Barca. that's why he came off the bench like a maniac.
I say poke the bear again and start Milner for the first half.

10.) 10 May 2019 17:25:27
I'd start with gini. Milner experience would be ideal if we are in the lead with 15 minutes to go. If I'm honest it's a crazy choice for klopp as all four are playing brilliantly. I'd play gomez against wolves too as he needs the minutes and I'd consider playing him in the final too as there's no way kane, son alli or whoever are getting the beating of them. The ox too on the bench with migs, matip, big div, brewster (fantastic experience for the lad) and maybe lallana but I'd rather Woodburn or Jones.




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08 Jun 2019 15:48:20
Nice one. Thanks Ed!




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01 May 2019 16:14:15
Shame that Ed! Couldn't see us ever conceding again if he came in ;)

Back to the drawing board.




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01 May 2019 15:46:04
That would be the dream Ed001. Is he available/ attainbale? Can imagine he'd be expensive at only 24 unless he was in the last year or so of his contract?

You've got me dreaming Ed!


{Ed001's Note - no mate, they just sold one centre back, Godin is likely to leave too.}



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01 May 2019 15:34:10
ED001, who out there do you think ticks the boxes you are looking for in a CB? Personally (and hypothetically) of course.


{Ed001's Note - the dream signing would be Jose Gimenez from Atletico. Can play left and right side of defence as well.}



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20 Apr 2019 10:40:38
Unreal Ed.

Your knowledge and expertise never fails to suprise. Thanks for all your effort.





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10 Jul 2019 08:07:22
Epic Potato- I read that Tielemens turned down united. I can’t remember where I read it or how reliable it is but that may be why?




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15 Jun 2019 13:02:13
Thanks Ed.

I like the little nod to Kubo and the Two Strings. Great film.

Have a good day!


{Ed001's Note - I have never seen it to be honest.}



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11 Jun 2019 13:08:59
Actually I read differently MSMP.

7 - Alexander-Arnold
6 - Times in Madrid
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2 - Lingard; Rodriguez, Shaqiri, Schär, Xhaka.




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07 Jun 2019 14:51:19
I was talking about if Messi wins the Copa America Ibiza Red!




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07 Jun 2019 12:20:44
Intresting Ed. I wasn't around back in the 60's, 70's, 80's but I do think international football sounded bigger and more interesting back in those days. I wonder if that's why.

Thanks Ed, have a good day.


{Ed001's Note - in part yes. It mattered more to players then too as it made the difference in their careers and earnings.}