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01 Dec 2019 01:41:10
ED002

hope your'e well!

Your last post regarding Federico Chiesa was in September, since then there have been more articles circling of Liverpool very interested in Chiesa as of late. Coincidence?
Has there been any change of stance from Liverpool in the past two months as you mentioned we've shown no interest?

Also would Chiesa only be an option for Liverpool of one of our front three were to depart?
I really like his movements and goal threat, he's got certain traits of Aguero, tevez, Suarez.

Much appreciated

Tommy T.

chowchowtoma

{Ed002's Note - I think this was the last thing I wrote about Federico Chiesa being a potential replacement for Salah: "As for Salah, I am aware that he and his agent are aware that they have put themselves in a difficult position with financial demands which saw them laughed out of Madrid and approaches to other sides came to nothing - regardless, Liverpool is probably the best place for Salah to be biding his time right now. The efforts to boost his profile will no doubt continue and he will doubtless be holidaying with a professional photographer again and be seen kissing babies and rescuing swooning girls with twisted ankles from being eaten by bears. But these efforts to sell him as the new Real Madrid poster boy may come to nothing as they have a first choice forward target for next summer. So right now it is hard to say where he could potentially move to unless things change - and they always do. In terms of a replacement, the player Klopp has made no secret of his desire to work with is Lorenzo Insigne but I suspect age is against that ever happening. So if someone were to push me in to saying who would be the best fit if Salah were to leave next summer, I would say Federico Chiesa. He would be a direct replacement, has similar attributes to Salah, is you, liked by Klopp and, although Liverpool have shown no interest, will be sold next summer - assuming Fiorentina can fight off Inter this summer."

As far as I am aware, Liverpool have still not made any approach to Fiorentina for Federico Chiesa. However interest in him from elsewhere remains and it is still the intent if Inter to push for a move for him as soon as they can. And that is the move the player has wanted. Sarri desired the player when at Napoli and he wants to improve his options at Juventus but it would mean moving on both Douglas Costa and Bernardeshi first. Napoli is in turmoil and unattractive to players. Prior interest of Milan and Roma has gone due to the asking price.}


1.) 01 Dec 2019 20:32:59
Is Chiesa right footed means eother move mane or play him right side making him completely different to salah


Although may not be a good thing considering salahs form.


2.) 07 Dec 2019 05:03:29
Chiesa is such an exciting player! I would absolutely love to see him at Liverpool.


 

 

26 Aug 2019 08:23:30
ED002,

Hope you're well!

Its been a while since my last post.
Liverpool obviously didn't end up getting that left sided mid that possibly you mentioned could happen.

I have a feeling with info being read on this page and other jornos this could potentially be Salah's last season. If so, the club should be able to pocket a sum over $100mill pound for him. I've been very conservative with that amount, as I've read many reports and his valued much higher.

Who can you see Liverpool going for to replace Salah if he were to leave that you feel we would not only have the money to do so and the club would be willing to listen.
Obviously it would then come down to the player, but it would be difficult of me to ask of you what the player wants :)
Also that Left side, mid position that u mentioned we could fill the transfer market that just passed. Who could you see there also?

Much appreciated.
Love your work

Tommy T.

chowchowtoma

{Ed002's Note - Hi Tommy. I would expect Liverpool to look at the midfield next summer and still look to a LM and again an AM - they are two positions where there could be improvement. I suspect that a CB may well need to be added but that will depend on youngsters developing and how Gomez does. As for Salah, I am aware that he and his agent are aware that they have put themselves in a difficult position with financial demands which saw them laughed out of Madrid and approaches to other sides came to nothing - regardless, Liverpool is probably the best place for Salah to be biding his time right now. The efforts to boost his profile will no doubt continue and he will doubtless be holidaying with a professional photographer again and be seen kissing babies and rescuing swooning girls with twisted ankles from being eaten by bears. But these efforts to sell him as the new Real Madrid poster boy may come to nothing as they have a first choice forward target for next summer. So right now it is hard to say where he could potentially move to unless things change - and they always do. In terms of a replacement, the player Klopp has made no secret of his desire to work with is Lorenzo Insigne but I suspect age is against that ever happening. So if someone were to push me in to saying who would be the best fit if Salah were to leave next summer, I would say Federico Chiesa. He would be a direct replacement, has similar attributes to Salah, is liked by Klopp and, although Liverpool have shown no interest, will be sold next summer - assuming Fiorentina can fight off Inter this summer.}


1.) 26 Aug 2019 09:49:58
Thanks for the in depth response, very much appreciated, and also listing a name. Its very amusing with Salah kissing babies and swooning girls with twisted ankles hahaha very good!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Tommy.}


2.) 26 Aug 2019 10:35:48
Informative and amusing Ed02, I don't know if its normal practice for these players, but it smacks of desperation and trying too hard to get noticed.
Kissing babies and rescuing swooning girls, Salah will be wearing a cape and his pants outside his trousers next. (red pants of course) .

{Ed002's Note - It is far from normal practice for players to go to such extremes to boost their profile, but Salah has an agent who is pushing all of this rather than the player - but the player is of course partaking in it.}


3.) 26 Aug 2019 11:40:41
Poor kid, who punched him to get that shot then? Or was it ketchup?

{Ed001's Note - hey if it got him a picture with Mo he would have gone in the ring with Tyson in his prime! At his age I would have too.}


4.) 26 Aug 2019 14:29:16
I know it's a long way down the line, but would Sancho ever be considered as Salah's replacement if he were to leave?

I know he gets a lot of hype because he's English but I reckon Klopp would mould him into a mighty fine player.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have shown no interest in him whereas another club has - you are clutching at straws about a random name I am afraid Eric.}


5.) 26 Aug 2019 16:12:37
Ed002, thank you for the responses.
Just one question - what is Salah’s/ Salah’s agent’s motivation for going to such lengths to boost his profile?
I could be going way off track here, but is it just earning potential or does he have certain aspirations for after he retires, such as some kind of political role in Egypt?
It is rare for sports personalities to become politically involved post-career but not unheard of.
He is fast on his way to becoming one of Liverpool’s all-time great players, and perhaps he is too far into his career to do the same for Real Madrid.

{Ed002's Note - It is all to do with selling the poster boy and getting the player to a higher prifile club.}


6.) 26 Aug 2019 17:16:48
Ed 002,

I realise you could tell me to cart off to the European pages but could elaborate on the Real first choice forward for next summer? Just checking it's not mane?


7.) 26 Aug 2019 17:47:18
Mbappe.


8.) 26 Aug 2019 18:49:11
They want mbappe, PSG are trying to pay him so much money that he becomes unaffordable.


9.) 26 Aug 2019 16:56:04
Ed002. I get the attraction for Salah wanting to play for Madrid. Nicer city, great weather ect but do you think there is anything Liverpool could do to change salahs mind like a bumper new contract or some guarantees that would convince him to give his prime years to Liverpool or is Madrid the dream and we just have to get use to Salah won't be around too much longer?

{Ed002's Note - Players are transient employees of a club, and clubs really should not look to but the bank making wxceptions. Right now he is stuck in the best place to be stuck - Liverpool breaking the bank to keep him will make other players miffed. I don't see him going anywhere right now as I said - Real Madrid want another player going forward.}


10.) 26 Aug 2019 17:16:48
Ed 002,

I realise you could tell me to cart off to the European pages but could elaborate on the Real first choice forward for next summer? Just checking it's not mane?

{Ed002's Note - Mbappe - there has not been a secret about it. PSG will look to fend it off.}


11.) 26 Aug 2019 22:15:07
Ed002. Cheers for the reply. Much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


12.) 26 Aug 2019 22:33:43
ED002, hope you are well. Interested in your comment about Salah and his agent and seeking a higher profile club.

Admittedly from a position of ignorance, I would say Liverpool's profile is possibly been the highest it has ever been, so what does our profile lack what Madrid's has and is matching that only achievable through sustained success on the pitch?

Talking about club profiles, would it be fair to suggest Madrid, Barcelona and Man Utd are top tier for club profile, with the likes of Liverpool, Bayern and Juve in the next group? If so, can you see any teams moving in terms of profile and popularity?

Appreciate your time and any response.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has won one cup - their profile has been much higher in the past when they would be challenging and winning most years. The club has very much changed direction now and is looking to buy success - and Klopp has gone back on his word and is right behind this. Salah wants to play for Real Madrid (or Barcelona, Juventus or PSG as they have been meeting with each of these clubs. Real Madrid wants a new poster boy still - as they haven't had one since Ronaldo. A PR agency has been working on aggresively upping the player's profile for at least a year - he went on "holiday" this summer with someone from the agency and a professional photographer in tow. They have arranged the "man of the year" nonsense, had him giving interviews about "women's rights" and a bunch of other stuff. Maybe people would have a different view if they knew of the reason for missing the Egypt games in the Spring or someone were to bring up an issue from July 2013. Right now he has no where to go even though all of the efforts to move on have happened.

Sorry but your list makes little or no sense.}


13.) 27 Aug 2019 00:20:09
An interesting discussion, enjoyed reading.


14.) 27 Aug 2019 12:50:22
That 2013 issue to do with handshakes against an Israeli side by any chance ED002?

{Ed002's Note - Yes - but he gave assurances to Chelsea that the whole matter was behind him when he signed.}


15.) 27 Aug 2019 20:04:50
So, this has been touched on before -on here, I think a few years ago, how desirable is Liverpool seen as a club from a player's perspective?

I get that some of those clubs mentioned have won a lot of trophies but is PSG really more desirable than Liverpool at this point? Ligue 1 is pretty much a one horse race these days, with the odd blip. Same as Serie A.

I think we all get the glitz and glamour of La Liga's big 2, and it would probably take a long time for that to change.

In any case, what would it take for a club ours to be more desirable? One league title and another CL? Two?

Is it more than just trophies?

Thanks for your thoughts.

I'd love to hear from both Eds 1&2 on this as you have equally interesting but different views.

Any of the other EDs also?

{Ed001's Note - there is no answer to this, each player is an individual and will see things differently.}


16.) 27 Aug 2019 21:19:56
Regarding salah and potential replacements it's hard to predict what will be in 12 months, his form could drop, likes of vinicious Jr, rodrygo, jovic, asensio could turn into superstars and mbappe surely being no.1 target would leave salah unimportant. Other few big clubs who'd even have the money to spend on him might not need him either.

Guessing a player we could sign in replacement can change big time over 12 months, every year guys like Felix, sancho, mbappe breakthrough out of nowhere.
No point in trying to figure anything out just yet, let's enjoy Mo while he continues to do what he did to arsenal while he's here.


17.) 27 Aug 2019 23:34:23
Whisky, it’s Mbappe who Real want, they’re desperate for him to be their big name attacking signing next summer.


18.) 28 Aug 2019 11:53:00
Things Liverpool need to do to catch up with Real, Barcelona etc:

Win the Premier League, compete for the UCL and PL consistently for the next 5 years+, expand the stadium to 60k+, build the brand, keep hold of and bring in high profile players and keep a high profile manager consistently.

That would be a good start. Still a long way to go!


 

 

07 Jul 2019 01:32:13
ED002,

Dani Ceballos continues to be linked with Liverpool this market. I recall a previous Macca mention, which he thought he was going to Liverpool last year. Is this just old recycled news from the media or do you see valid interest in the player?
The articles are saying Klopp and Pochettino both rate him.

Much appreciated.

Tommy T.

chowchowtoma

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have shown an interest before, particularly looking to taking him on loan but nothing came of it. He is still not wanted at Real Madrid and is being offered around now, and I would expect Liverpool may be one of the clubs to be approached. Certainly there has already been a discussion with Spurs and West Ham enquired after a loan with an option to buy. The issue is where would he fit in a packed Liverpool midfield? Are Liverpool looking for a Keita replacement? Certainly there are discussions going on right now that could see him and Eriksen switch clubs as Madrid are trying to shut down a couple of deals with English sides in the coming days.}


1.) 07 Jul 2019 03:35:33
Ceballos makes zero sense to me. He plays in a position where we are literally stacked with 6 senior players vying for 3 spots. He would have an even bigger headache getting into our midfield than Real's. Makes sense for him to got to Spurs as a replacement for Wanyama or Eriksen (depending on Poch's plans for him) .


2.) 07 Jul 2019 02:02:05
thanks heaps I'm always so impressed with your knowledge.

have great weekend!

Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}


3.) 07 Jul 2019 11:49:48
Are any of those deals Real are looking to shut down with English aides happen to be with Liverpool Ed2?

{Ed002's Note - No.}


4.) 07 Jul 2019 12:10:39
Thanks Ed much appreciated!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


5.) 08 Jul 2019 13:17:59
Keita struggled at times last season, Injuries didn't help and he's not really had a run of games does anyone know when he's fit, and if he's in the pre season set up?


 

 

04 Jun 2019 12:53:48
ED002/ ED001

Reports are that Liverpool will compete in the FIFA Club world cup in December in Qatar. are these articles true?
As previously it was suggested it wouldn't occur for another few years.

I can see this having a negative impact on our season and the previous prize money for winning this tournament was $5mill.
Doesn't seem like a tournament that you would want to play in which clashes with the season and could cost the club from winning the title, what's your knowledge of this and does the club have to attend?

Much appreciated.

chowchowtoma

{Ed001's Note - the club do not seem to want to play in it but look to have no option. FIFA are indeed intending to hold it in Qatar this year.}


1.) 04 Jun 2019 13:01:09
Send the under 21s.


2.) 04 Jun 2019 13:02:50
ED001 what happens if the cub weren't to attend?

Just a fine?

{Ed001's Note - FIFA have the power to ban clubs.}


3.) 04 Jun 2019 13:16:11
We would be fined more than we could afford too be apparently if we jibbed it .


4.) 04 Jun 2019 13:32:16
Why don’t we just go an treat it like a training camp? Only two games, we can bring enough players to have one game each.


5.) 04 Jun 2019 13:43:43
I read somewhere that Liverpool would get somewhere in the region of £50mil for taking part. So this alone would be better than the $5mil for winning. Is this true Ed’s?

{Ed001's Note - I doubt the money has been decided yet.}


6.) 04 Jun 2019 15:29:35
why would n't the club attend, I don't think there are any intentions of the club not to attend, If its schedule issue, send most of the under 21s . there are no obligations to which squad you send . and like RedKieran said its financially rewarding . don't know the exact figure but its considerable.

{Ed001's Note - there are obligations. There are also issues of scheduling, no one giving a toss about the tournament, where it is being held just to start with. And you have no idea if it is financially rewarding, certainly the previous editions were not exactly helpful for Madrid who won the last 3.}


7.) 04 Jun 2019 16:00:07
If we did go and play in it Ed could we not just send the U21 and fringe players, or would that be classed as unfair?

{Ed001's Note - no we couldn't.}


8.) 04 Jun 2019 16:16:02
Owe ok mate. I guess if we’re in it then might as well try and win it.


9.) 04 Jun 2019 16:25:31
{Ed001's Note - ., where it is being held just to start with. }

====================================
Genuine question why you are not happy with Doha, considering the alternative is either Dubia which is more or less the same or Yokohama which much further longer journey, was there 14 years ago in 2005, was very cold and not very well organised .
What will be interesting if a Saudi or UAE club wins the asian cup.

{Ed001's Note - Dubai is nothing like it and not the alternative anyway. Yokohama was not an alternative either.}


10.) 04 Jun 2019 19:18:39
I believe it is the 2021 edition which they plan to give participants £50 mil. This year's edition is considerably less however champions of the world sounds very appealing and the prize money should stil be more than Caraboa Cup for a fraction of the amount of games.


11.) 05 Jun 2019 10:32:11
Trophy is a Trophy. Win it!


12.) 05 Jun 2019 19:48:15
The reported prize money for winning the final of the CL was £16m or something like that. Obviously it stacks with the money earned for making the final and semi and quarters etc so overall Liverpool would have won a lot more. So I somehow doubt the prize money for the club World Cup would be anywhere near 50m.


13.) 10 Jun 2019 01:38:07
Isn't a winter break of some sort being introduced to England this year? If so and with this comp due in mid December, shouldn't be much of an issue, in fact be a good chance for klopp to maybe experiment or try out some ideas he might be thinking of mid season. Players may benefit from a couple of games and others can be rested if needed. We're the champions of Europe, these games are included with that honour.

Many posters cry out for Brewster Hoever Lewis etc to gain experience in domestic cups. This is a good potential opportunity to give them playing time too.


 

 

30 May 2019 01:05:43
ED002,

Can you please check your sources, as apparently just recently we've made contact to Nicholas Pepe's agent. Is this true?

Also can you please mention which club has been pushing the hardest to try and lure him to their club?

Thanks heaps

Tommy T.

chowchowtoma

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have not made any formal approach for Pepe - perhaps they are waiting for Salah or Mane to leave as I cannot see that the club are going to be spending £75M on a reserve?}


1.) 30 May 2019 10:29:48
It really doesn’t make any sense trying to sign Pèpè, Depay, and the likes of as non are going to come as back up wing players. Maxwell Cornett has been looked at and would make sense as he is one who would be back up and push the front 3 players for a starting birth and probably wouldn’t cost crazy money. Having this in mind now I also don’t see how a N.10 (Eg Fekir) would fit into this system unless we change formation totally? Any ideas or thoughts anyone?


2.) 30 May 2019 10:50:21
Virglfc, sorry I don’t get yours or ed02 (unless his is financial) we’ve been lucky that we’ve not had any major injuries to out front three keeping them out for a sustained period. Plus why does someone have to come in to replace? Why can’t they compete and rotate keeping everyone fresh? If were going to compete with the likes of city we need to strengthen the squad.


3.) 30 May 2019 11:02:46
I agree about with squad depth Pegleg, however players nowadays won’t come to sit on bench mate. City have Sanè, Jesus and Mahrez all looking at there options to move on due to lack of game time. We have Ox Shaqiri Origi already as back up so I just don’t see a 60m+ signing coming in unless one leaves?


4.) 30 May 2019 11:41:41
Origi and Shaq had limited game time because they can't compete with the front 3 unless the system changes.
Ox is better in the midfield.
We need another attacker (whatever price - low or high) to come in and compete with the front 3. simple at that.
Imagine we had Pepe coming in for injured Firmino at Old Trafford instead of Studge?
2 points dropped that could have won us th league.


5.) 30 May 2019 12:18:06
Is it that far fetched that a signing (lets say Pepè for example) could actually come to the club and perform better than one of the current front 3 and earn his place in the team? i understand the side of the argument that says the club can't spend crazy money on an attacker but i can't change my view that in a top, successful team there would be enough games to keep 4,or even 5 players happy in a team playing our 4-3-3 system.


6.) 30 May 2019 12:34:07
Why do they have to sit on the bench if they’re of the same quality, like I mentioned previously. Rotate them to keep everyone fresh, that way you’re less likely to get injuries and you’ll get more out of the players as they’ll want to play every game giving the manager hopefully a headache.


7.) 30 May 2019 13:20:40
the signing isn't be intention to be back up.

that should never really be the case. buy better that what you have! or someone to push what you have.

Salah could go up top with firmino, mane and pepe behind him.

pepe could come in an oust Salah. no-one is untouchable and immovable.

We need proper rotation options.

Salah had a 10 game been patch this year. been nice to have had pepe.


8.) 30 May 2019 14:10:53
I think people are missing the point. Why would the player want to move to Liverpool over a club where he's a guaranteed starter? yes he may be able to oust one of the front three, but why take the risk and potentially lose a year of development when you have plenty of other offers? This isn't limited to Liverpool despite what people seem to imply. Gundogan and Sane aren't happy with their game time at City and have tried to push through moves. Its the reality of modern football. This isn't football manager.

Also people saying we should drop players when they hit a bad patch of form? how on earth does that help them recover their form? Surely we'd rather spend the money (which we don't have after last summer) on guaranteed improvements rather then rotation options. Regardless of how good they are. I know its not a popular opinion on fan forms, but its the reality of the situation.


9.) 30 May 2019 14:22:11
Exactly what pegleg said, city won the league as they have the strongest squad in the league. Their bench is ridiculous with Mahrez and Sane on it half the time. We need players like that if we want to win multiple trophies in a season. There is a calibre of players slightly below the elite level, like Brandt (i know he went to Dortmund) that won't break the bank or demand stupid wages. Evey player we acquire should be of that level.


10.) 30 May 2019 15:41:16
Ed002 doesn’t understand that you are allowed more than 11 very good players.

{Ed002's Note - You really don't get it. There is interest in good players from Liverpool but you are all obssessed with Manchester City and copying them - not caring about their players wanting to leave and having been told where there is interest. It is getting pretty hopeless explaining anything regarding Liverpool interest in players.}


11.) 30 May 2019 15:49:57
I sort of agree with what Nab242 posts but also we know that Sane and a few others want out of City and aren't happy due to game time. You can also be assured that City will just replace these players with the best they can get, so the arguement that we shouldn't have quality players on the bench is weak. If we had better they would surely get more game time and give Klopp options to rotate/ rest players.


12.) 30 May 2019 16:09:47
This makes me laugh, Salah or Mane will be leaving then to accommodate, football is a squad game, we need quality in the squad, we won't always be as lucky as having no injuries, for the second year running, top of the money charts in tv and CL revenue, that's without new sponsors and kit deals, if we are to push on we need high profile back up pushing for the first team.


13.) 30 May 2019 16:30:53
There's also FFP to consider too.

I do think we need cover for the front three that isn't a reduction in quality or something different on the rare occasions we don't fire up front.


14.) 30 May 2019 16:46:42
Honestly why does it always get this difficult?!
Ed2 is very clear in what he is saying but somehow there is always a "he hates us 😭" reply.
If you want an example of signing good players in a smart - not 75 million way - consider an 8 million left back from Hull.


15.) 30 May 2019 17:00:42
Surely what we should be doing is looking at buying / developing young quality players. Players who are real exciting prospects but who are not quite the finished product yet. Players who are happy to give the club a few years before either breaking into the team or being allowed to look for other opportunities. Robertson is an example of this working perfectly. We paid little for him and he was second choice to Moreno for ages. He is now seen as one of the (if not the) best left backs in the country. If this can be done internally like TAA even better. We do need more quality depth but we do not have to pay €70M for it!


16.) 30 May 2019 17:11:20
surely this will go down to player exits as well if Origi and Shaq go that would be 3 players from are attack going with Sturridge going and my be Lallana going as well. I think it is time to thin are squad out a bit too many players on big money that don't play enough. Then add more quality over quantity.


17.) 30 May 2019 18:36:47
We had this discussion last month i believe where myself and Ron were making this exact point. Klopp to our current front 3 "I'm signing a player and you will now all be rotated, but don't worry, we will play 50+ games (potentially) so you'll all get game time". Sure they'll be made up with that.
Potential signing: one offer from a club to be main man playing every game. LFC offer: compete with current front 3, if you're good enough after an initial bedding in period, you may be rotated with them three, but only if they get injured or have a bad spell because why would they be dropped when on form.
This, in its most simple terms, is the current situation and unless one of the front 3 leaves, is how it will remain.


18.) 30 May 2019 18:40:33
Ed02, I don’t want to be like city. I get you can’t have a squad as big as there’s with the quality they got and not have any players wanting out. However I don’t see a problem with adding another quality defender and forward and rotating them. However that’s just my opinion and I’m often wrong, just ask the missus.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained repeatedly that the club has been looking for additions - and you simply ignore that and whine because they aren't all £75M players. Liverpool do not have the money to be spending vast sums on reserves.}


19.) 30 May 2019 20:30:49
For me though we will play 50 plus games so between the front 3 that's 150 games so if we got a quality player they wouldn't sit on the bench would they between the 4 they could play at least 35 plus games a season plus sub aperances so don't get we can't sign a quality player that will rotate with are 3.


20.) 30 May 2019 20:39:41
The point here is not black and white:

1. We don’t have the money to spend like City.

2. Even if we did, why spend huge sums on top quality players simply to get a high quality, but largely unhappy squad? We lost the league by 1 point. We achieved what we have achieved through shrewd management, and a very “together” and happy squad all working for each other. It doesn’t take a £250m bench to bridge that gap.

3. Are our bench players, who are hungry to compete and happy to take their chances when they come along (Divock), THAT much worse in quality than an unhappy top player like Sane who is on the bench every week? I think not. If we had a slight upgrade on one or two of the likes of Shaq Studge Llalana and Llovren this year, who were happy to wait for their chance and step up when needed, I bet we would have won the league.

4. Rotation is a dangerous word. We should put out the team best suited for each game (or run of games depending on fixtures) with a view to maximising our ability to win every game as well as managing the players and their confidence.

We don’t need to spend £100m every time we buy someone, even if we had the finances to do so. We just need to tweak what we are doing.

As I said, it’s not black and white, and I firmly believe the Ed’s know far more than us mere mortals about all of this and I for one, think they do a first class job on here.

Rant over, let’s bring home number 6.

YNWA.


21.) 30 May 2019 19:47:39
Irish Rover, I get Sane might leave but so what. that's is great business by City. Buy a player young but still good enough to contribute, then sell him for more. They’ll replace him with someone else and if he doesn’t cement himself a first team place then im sure they'll sell him for more as well in a couple seasons.

And ed I don’t think anyone is expecting a £75m player, i think many don’t realise the high price tags of some players when asking about them. 75 for Pepe is crazy.


22.) 30 May 2019 20:35:22
I’m sorry ed02 but I don’t whine, I personally don’t care if we sign this Pèpè. All I’m saying is I can’t see why we can’t sign someone to compete. If you look to my original reply I said unless it was financial. So I’m sorry but don’t get how I whine or ignore what you’ve said?

{Ed002's Note - You simply don’t get it I am afraid.}


23.) 30 May 2019 21:54:04
sign quality. quality finds a way into your team. simples.


24.) 30 May 2019 22:04:28
Ed02 you’re right I don’t get it, please can you explain?
We either can’t afford to have someone of that quality or we can’t add quality to our squad? I’m not talking about any individual players I’m talking in general, and I’m not trying to be smart I’m simply asking you as to be honest you’re the only real reason I come on here., so if I’m wrong could you put me right please.

{Ed002's Note - The problem is that you associate "quality" with the extreme end of the transfer market and that is simply not true. Quality can be added without spending €75M on Pepe or €100M on Dybala. Others think Klopp will be changing formation to accommodate Werner, Pepe, Dybala and the others that are arriving this summer. Is Klopp that stupid? Probably not.}


25.) 31 May 2019 11:53:57
Ed2 I understand what you’re saying. What I don’t understand is most fans metallity that we can’t sign quality players because they’ll be sat on the bench. Personally I think we could make a few if finances allow and I don’t mean they have to be 75million players. What I’m saying is if we add wisely and rotate the players to keep them fresh and happy it will improve the squad depth because we’ve been fortunate that none of our front three have been out injured for a long period of time. The injuries to our defenders probably cost us the league. Like I said we don’t have to break the bank but a few clever additions will help us compete on a more even scale to Man City.

{Ed002's Note - You are still mixing up cost and quality, and trying to justify it with the suggestion that Klopp will change the successful approach he has by starting to rotate players with no other reason than to keep other players happy. Others are suggesting that Klopp will be changing to a new formation to play all of these players together. And the predominant jealousy about Manchester City that everyone has is truly astonishing.} -


26.) 31 May 2019 12:09:44
Ugh Pegleg give it up already please mate. We don't want Ed002 to pull all his hair out already, it's not even June yet. He has explained which players Liverpool are known to have interest in and while Liverpool may yet spring a surprise like last year it'll be mostly backup and young players that we sign. Keeping the first team together is the main thing, we're not (as has been reported in the rags) going to pay €120m for Joao Felix for example.


27.) 31 May 2019 12:45:57
Jurgen Meister, what you on about? I’m not interested in this Pèpè, I know nothing about him I’m on about adding quality additions.


28.) 31 May 2019 12:48:11
Fair point ed2, however I’ve no jealousy towards Man City. I just can’t see how teams can beat them with the strength and depth that their squad have, something I respect them for.


29.) 31 May 2019 14:22:28
Ed i strongly disagree with you. There is a clear correlation between cost and quality, and if we want someone to compete with the front three they have to be of high quality. Are you expecting to find a new robertson?

‘and trying to justify it with the suggestion that Klopp will change the successful approach he has by starting to rotate players with no other reason than to keep other players happy’ - not once did pegleg say this. We want to rotate because we were very lucky with not getting any serious injuries to our front three and we would like to challenge for the domestic cup competitions and can’t expect out current team to do so.

And the jealousy of man city. I wouldn’t call it that they’ve just set the standard for what the premier league is and we need to keep up. And just like any competitor in any aspect of life, to match them or overtake them should be the goal of every LFC fan since we’re not far off.

{Ed002's Note - Ok, I accept that Robertson is useless because he was so cheap. Idiot.}


30.) 31 May 2019 14:46:05
Wow, how you manage to misunderstand my point regarding robertson is beyond me. I was saying we can’t expect to find a diamond like robertson all the time when buying cheap. He is a clear outliar in the correlation i was referring to.

Real class with the idiot comment.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody is suggesting that is the case. You clearly have little or no grasp about transfers and the "quality" of players. You really are wasting your time here.}


31.) 31 May 2019 15:09:05
I’m convinced I’m talking to a ten year old. If you can’t see the hypocrisy in ‘Nobody is suggesting that is the case’, God help you.


32.) 31 May 2019 20:56:49
Nab, the point is, people keep talking about rotation etc but why would Klopp do that. Why buy a "quality" front player to rotate unnecessarily? Correct me if I'm wrong Ed002, but I think his point is the club will push through someone like Brewster and keep Origi as the rotation options as why change a winning formula when it doesn't need to be changed. Our front three are not fatigued and not particularly injury prone, so there is not really a need for heavy rotation that will merely just dampen the results.

{Ed002's Note - My expectation, and what Brewster has been told, is that he will be integrated in to the squad. It seems many think Klopp is lying again.}


33.) 31 May 2019 21:24:07
Guys, please remember that our front 3 came relatively cheap and they come with quality.


34.) 31 May 2019 21:53:46
Stuie_boy we should aim to win every competition we’re in and it’s virtually impossible for our front three to start each game. No one said to rotate unnecessarily, there were times this season where we could have done with fresh pair of legs to come of the bench that offers more than just a height in the box. I hope brewster is given a chance but he hasn't played any minutes in the prem so we can't rely on him to come on as an impact player. And mate you don't have to be injury prone to tear an ACL. Let’s not forget we played gini up top away to Barcelona when bobby was injured.


35.) 31 May 2019 21:39:47
Completely agree Ed, I meant it was your point not Nab's in my previous comment, worded that wrong. But yes, I think the clubs intention is keep what we have, get Sturridge off the books and integrate Brewster. Klopp seems genuinely excited whenever he is asked about him as well, hopefully has a bright future.


36.) 31 May 2019 22:39:22
I do get that, but that's all assumptions and worst case. Unless a front three player leaves, origi and Brewster are adequate. Don't forget, Shaqiri can play higher up too. We have other positions that need to be filled and I don't think as fans we should be expecting a forward player let alone a £50+million player.


37.) 31 May 2019 23:53:41
I don’t understand what people aren’t getting here. The city model of having high profile ‘marquee’ players on the bench is all well and good, but they’re clearly having trouble keeping the likes of Mahrez/ Sane/ Gundogan happy and keep the harmony within the squad.

Some of our best buys have been players with a high level of potential but maybe haven’t quite reached that top echelon yet. Just look at Robertson. Klopp is obviously excellent at getting the players to take that next step and keeping the group hungry and ready for the challenge. The progress has been superb, why change the ethos that’s worked so well?


38.) 01 Jun 2019 12:30:03
FSG Chairman has said we will strengthen. So players are presumably coming in.

Will they want to sit on the bench? I have no idea. Presumably the club have told them what the situation will be.

If remember correctly, Hendo said earlier this season: "any player who doesn't accept rotation can leave. "

If it applies to the midfield, it can also apply to the forward line.

The "front three" have done a great job. But it doesn't mean they will be here forever.

Little room for sentiment at this level, I'm afraid. Just ask all the players put up for sale by Real and Barcelona now.


39.) 01 Jun 2019 12:43:57
Why does everyone on here constantly talk about Shaqiri as if he’s a midfielder? How often did he play in midfield last season? 2 or 3? The rest of the time he played on the right wing. We have 3 back ups for the front 3 in Origi Brewster and Shaqiri. If we buy another attacker then it’s likely he will be replacing one of them and that player is going to have to be happy with being a squad player rather than a starter. If the club can find someone that is an upgrade on Origi or Shaq, is affordable and is happy not to be starting much then they will bring them in but you can expect someone to leave. We don’t need 7 players for 3 positions and we won’t be rotating for the sake of rotating. If a player needs a rest he’ll be rested but Salah isn’t going to be dropped just to keep another player happy.


40.) 02 Jun 2019 08:05:55
Top footballers are generally pretty confident of their ability and don't believe that they are coming as back up to the existing squad (unless they are just interested in the money) . They will generally think that they are better than anyone we currently have.

To suggest that a top player will not come to Liverpool to play as 'back up' is a very moot point.


41.) 02 Jun 2019 22:58:10
Couldn’t agree more Brocko. If a player doesn’t want to come because he’s worried about game time then we don’t want him, I want players who believe they can displace the current occupants other wise what’s the point.


42.) 03 Jun 2019 00:32:03
if salah is constantly asking his agent to move then why wouldn't klopp invest now. we know he likes to bed them in robbo, ox, fab and ketia. bring in pepe now he'll get 25+ in starts/ subs in all comps. and when salah does go (which i've no doubt he will if he hits 20+ again) pepes hot to trot.


43.) 03 Jun 2019 00:32:13
Sane is looking to leave Man City.
Mahrez is looking to leave Man City.

Just because they have these players, they don't want to stay and be on the bench, regardless of the vast sums they pay them. We should just focus on us. our squad is excellent and does not need major signings. just 1 or 2 smart additions would be perfect!


44.) 03 Jun 2019 10:39:22
This silly debate has been recurring constantly and some people are completely missing the real points. Oh the usual 'why can't we sign quality players to rotate'?

The reasons are so clearly obvious and answered so many times. Let's say any attacker in world football who is of this top class 'quality' that we need. So we agree a fee and begin contract talks, unless you're telling that player that mane or salah will be sold and they're the replacement planned, why would any top quality player want to join knowing he's already behind the pecking order.

Any player who currently at this moment in their career are performing to a level of quality to compete or rotate at the standards of our current attack realistically would not want to join. If they're that good of a player they will have plenty of other top teams offering much more appealling roles.

Players at the top of their game don't want to fight for game time with forward players who have consistently performed at the highest level for 2 or 3 years.

Why would they want to risk their career spending time on the bench when they could be offered a star role at nearly ever other club.

This isn't football manager or fifa, we can only realistically target the level of player who will actually agree to join us knowing he's going to have to spend time as backup.

Nearly all of these players we are calling for us to sign would simply say no to us, obviously.

Ed002 has said this constantly now, why aren't people understanding.


 

 

 

chowchowtoma's banter posts with other poster's replies to chowchowtoma's banter posts

 

10 Oct 2019 06:36:37
ED002,

Hope you're well mate!

On 21st Aug you mentioned Kai Havertz situation is mapped out with Bayern Munich making a move for 2020.

Just wanted to ask if the Coutinho situation could prevent this from happening, as it seems Bayern look like a much better side with coutinho in their side and he seems to have found his form again.

The sign on fee is rumoured to be around $105 mill pound, so being such a big price tag and if Bayern were to keep hold of him as I assume Barcelona will be looking to sell him next season would this affect their plans for Kai Havertz?

Great player I really hope Liverpool do make a move.

Thanks

Tommy T.

chowchowtoma

{Ed002's Note - Kai Havertz (AM) will likely move to Bayern Munich if the option on Philippe Coutinho is not taken up, but interest from elsewhere - particularly Barcelona (if Coutinho leaves), Manchester City (as a David Sila replacement) and Juventus (as a Dybala replacement) who will all push for a deal. The other clubs who have declared an interest and spoken with his club (PSG, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Chelsea) can be discounted. BAyern has a plan B in place as well.}


1.) 10 Oct 2019 15:06:19
So there’s a chance he will don the red kit of livepool!

I jest, I would love to see him in a Liverpool kit but I can’t see it happening.


2.) 10 Oct 2019 22:11:58
Pep said today that foden would be silva replacement and he’s the only player he wouldn’t sell, even for 500 million. Does that rule city out?

Strange comment though, so maybe just word games, but seems to be putting pressure on foden.

{Ed002's Note - No, of course not.}


3.) 12 Oct 2019 04:25:48
500 mil player that he only play for 6 minutes a game and the odd start in the carabao cup. Pep will spend big to replace silva.


 

 

05 Jul 2019 08:07:29
ED002,

Hope you're well mate!

Any intel you can give this page on discussions that Liverpool are having with Clubs that we're working on 'incoming' deals for? Any bids placed?
Im not sure if something is brewing or Liverpool are just waiting until the last couple of weeks of the market to see if price valuations potentially decrease.
Hoping you could elaborate.

Much appreciated.

chowchowtoma

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any discussions with clubs right now (aside from QPR over odds and ends related to Masterson) and Liverpool will not simply be waiting.}


1.) 05 Jul 2019 10:01:52
Do you think Liverpool could still be interested in bringing in a attacking mid or versatile forward, or have the focus moved to other areas if any?

Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - My expectations are that the club will look to a versatile attacking midfield player or wide player still.}


2.) 05 Jul 2019 10:12:52
Ok thank you.

I'm hoping something happens with Bruno Fernandes - wishful thinking I guess.

{Ed002's Note - The sale of Fernandes is being brokereed by his agent and not his club - and he has been in London for a couple of days last week and this.}


3.) 05 Jul 2019 10:31:54
Are we in discussion with his agent then ed002?

{Ed002's Note - There have been discussions with several clubs but right now the plan is he heads elsewhere.}


4.) 05 Jul 2019 11:17:09
Still to united i'm guessing.

I think there is just a bit of impatience at the minute from some fans.

Especially after getting FAB so soon last season.

Maybe the club are giving the youngsters pre season (similar to Karius last year before he went all instagram crazy that made us go for Alisson) before the club make any moves in the transfer window.


5.) 05 Jul 2019 11:29:11
Ouch! That hurts.


6.) 05 Jul 2019 11:22:11
From what you know of him Ed do you think he would be a good signing for Liverpool?

He is obviously an excellent player but I have only ever seen him play centrally and I really do think we need someone who can play wide to cover for Mane and Salah and push them if their form drops. Unless Ox could be used out wide perhaps?

I just see other players as more suited to Liverpool right now, what's your opinion?

Cheers in advance.

{Ed002's Note - I don't expect him to be signing for Liverpool as things stand now but he is an AM and does not provide cover for the wings. He would also be a starter and Liverpool will be wary of making an expensive mistake. Regardless, Liverpool have been interested in him. I agree that there is a better option the club have an interest in who could proviude cover for the wings.}


7.) 05 Jul 2019 11:35:15
is that man utd then ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}


8.) 05 Jul 2019 11:40:16
Still need a versatile wide player and full back unless the club plans to forfeit the domestic cups again this season.
Not that the domestic cups should be a priority but it would be nice to actually go into every competition with a view to winning it. Our team selection under Klopp in the domestic cups however does not reflect that.

{Ed002's Note - The club has never forfeited any cups.}


9.) 05 Jul 2019 12:02:50
"Forfeit the cups". The arrogance is astounding.


10.) 05 Jul 2019 12:07:43
Pepe for me all day. Although he'd want to be a starter.
I suppose everyone wants to be a starter.


11.) 05 Jul 2019 12:17:51
Who is the other option ED?

{Ed002's Note - Maxwel Cornet.}


12.) 05 Jul 2019 12:27:44
Now you've said that ed002, i give it 2 hours before someone has claimed we have bid for him!


13.) 05 Jul 2019 12:33:29
I have to ask you the cheeky question then Ed002. Who is the better option, the club has interest in? Im really running low on names, who can cover for both attacking mid, wings and forward, would come at a low-risk cost and furthermore not demand a starting spot. Sounds like an interesting player.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained before about the players the club has shown an interest in such as Cornet and Fekir - but everyone has convinced themselves Mbappe, Pepe, Dybala et al are joining they have no interest in them.}


14.) 05 Jul 2019 12:39:42
Makes sense us not pushing for Fernandes imo Ed as he is like you say a AM player were we have plenty of options already including Keta. Cornet would make much more sense as he can cover either wing.


15.) 05 Jul 2019 12:48:54
Just interested Ed! What makes you think he is the better option? Is it because he is more of a winger and cheaper?

{Ed002's Note - Cornet and Fekir are far more versatile than Fernandes. Again, other players who have been watched like Arnaut Danjuma and Thorgan Hazard are all adept in more than one position.}


16.) 05 Jul 2019 12:52:56
Thanks very much for all the info ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Mark.}


17.) 05 Jul 2019 13:28:53
Ed002 does your thoughts remain that we could well go back in for Fekir then, Ed001 think it unlikely and Im aware his club Lyon are talking to other clubs trying to sell him on.

{Ed002's Note - I think it unlikely but would not rule it out. He is being offered around.}


18.) 05 Jul 2019 14:41:03
Even though Cornet and Danjuma are both exciting young players, none of them really aren't attacking midfielder, or? What are the chances we just give Wilson and Woodburn a go for AM and wide coverage this season?

{Ed002's Note - Cornet can certainly play as an attacking midfield and both can play on either wing. Ben Woodburn will not be at the club next season - and the club over priced Wilson blocking any sale and will take a look at him in pre-season - but they seem happy to move him on.}


19.) 05 Jul 2019 15:06:01
"unless the club plans to forfeit the domestic cups again this season". I'm speechless. After being one point off the title despite the fact that Fabinho was only introduced half way into the season and the Ox has to come back.

I literally can't wait for this transfer window to be over so I don't have to read nonsense like this.


20.) 05 Jul 2019 15:19:08
I think the only way we would go back to Fekir now would be if our attempts to sign the other more suited options fail and Fekir is still available towards the end of the window for a reasonable price.


21.) 05 Jul 2019 18:03:58
We didn't forfeit the domestic cups, but we did put out a weaker side in both competitions. But, regarding the league cup- all the top 4, top six now i guess, play youth players and reserves in the early rounds if not all rounds.

And it was similar with the FA cup last season.

Also, we didn't get easy draws. I think premier league teams in both. Wasn't it chelsea away and wolves away? Or was that one at home? Either way, both good teams.

I may have some of the facts regarding who knocked us out and where wrong. But I'll tell you one thing for sure; the eleven players we put out wanted to win the games and would've all put in 100% effort.


22.) 05 Jul 2019 20:49:15
Nobody forfeits the Cups. Thai is just nonsense. The fact that you put out a weakened team does not mean you forfeited a darn thing. As someone said, the arrogance of some fans on here, is astounding.


23.) 05 Jul 2019 21:02:54
now we have won CL I think its time we threw everything into winning the coca cola cup.


 

 

23 Jun 2019 01:08:40
ED002

Hope you're well and enjoying your holidays!

Whats the latest with Timo Werner?
Bayern are still yet to sign do they have other players prioritised ahead of him.

If he were stay stay with RB Leipzig one more season and signing a contract extension could you see him coming in for Liverpool if we were to Salah? As I've read the past few years that Klopp is a big admirer of the young lad.

Much Appreciated

Tommy T.

chowchowtoma

{Ed002's Note - I would love an holiday but there are none on the horizon Tommy. Nothing has changed with Timo Werner. Bayern Munich have a third party looking to act for them but until they are closer on numbers nothing can happen - RBL will look to an extension. He is not a Salah replacement, perhaps a Firmino replacement.}


1.) 23 Jun 2019 08:02:55
Why is there a chance firmino might leave or move firmino down pecking order.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think so hailstones, i cant see liverpool getting rid of the 3rd best forward in the world...so indian buzzer tells us.. :)


2.) 23 Jun 2019 08:53:28
You are twisting my words now ed025. Messi and Ronaldo are the only forwards in the game that Klopp would be willing to alter his attacking formation for. Taking Bobby out of the team means that Mane and Salah may not be as effective either. If KLopp is willing to break up our front 3, then it would be for Messi or Ronaldo. And neither is realistic so Bobby is LFC's best option.
And he is better than Werner, Pepe, Richarlison, Dybala and the other names being thrown around for sure.

{Ed025's Note - i cant twist words that you have typed yourself IB, and the fact that you think bobby is better than those others you have mentioned is just your point of view im afraid...typical red tinted bias that sums up the modern day liverpool supporter i suppose mate..


3.) 23 Jun 2019 01:59:30
That's a shame no holidays. maybe Christmas time.

Cheers Love your work. Yes he does look more like a number 9.
I guess it's very unlikely to happen then as Firmino seems very loyal to the club and Klopp loves him.


4.) 23 Jun 2019 08:22:24
ed002 do you see Brewster being the long term replacement for Firmino. I see him moving a head off Origi this year if he is as good as everybody says and the club think he is. There must be something about him or at his age after the injury they would be looking for a loan this season but he does look like the man to replace Sturridge.

{Ed002's Note - No, not at all. They are members of the same squad.}


5.) 23 Jun 2019 09:46:30
Indian Buzzer
Better for our system does not make him better than those players you've named. For example you say only Messi or Ronaldo would cause Klopp to break up the front 3, Dybala is understudy to both at club and international level. So therefore by your own logic he HAS to be better than Bobby.


6.) 23 Jun 2019 10:31:49
Messi and ronaldo could take up the forward role in our team they could get into ANY team, im not taking anything away from Firmino and he does fit the system and helps knit the front together.


7.) 23 Jun 2019 11:30:02
Southern, you are right but currently we have Salah and Mane on 27 and 26 with Bobby on 16. Last season it was more like 44, 20 and 27! Can you say without any doubt that Ronaldo replacing Firmino would have no impact an how many Salah and Mane get? I don't think so personally. I think Messi is a different proposition because he can actually play as a false 9 so he'd take us to another level and I'd even say Mane and Salah would score more. The press might suffer but we'd probably score an extra 50 goals a season so it's more than worth it. That is Messi though. He's not human. He's also 32 however so you'd be trading 7 years of Bobby for 2 years of Messi. I'd still probably do it because that's 2 League titles in the bag in my opinion 😂

Bobby must be doing something right. Every fan base is just as biased and how many others would even debate if Messi and Ronldo were the only players who could improve them? PSG, Juventus, Barcelona and City I reckon. So if we're in the top 5 attacks in Europe I'm well chuffed 👍.


8.) 23 Jun 2019 11:47:16
Whose taking anything from Bobby? he's vital to how we play but to say he's top 3 in the world is ridiculous. There are many better strikers than him around Europe and to suggest otherwise is looking at it through liverpool tinted glasses.


9.) 23 Jun 2019 11:55:36
messi would help us walk through teams that park the bus.


10.) 23 Jun 2019 12:07:30
Take the "help us" out of that statement and it is still correct Faithinworks 😂.


11.) 23 Jun 2019 10:12:11
Ed025, great banter from you.

Firmino devides opinion but fact is that he will be able to wLk into any of the top teams right now.

He is not the most prolific goalscorer, but when it comes to creative output, game intelligence etc and playing the role of a false 9, he may not be on the same level as Messi but then again not many players are.

Firmino would be very difficult to replace for the role he plays in the first team. We would need to find another striker who is willing to work as hard for the team. Not someone standing and waiting for the ball to be delivered in the box.

{Ed025's Note - he does a great job max and all credit to him, he cant actually get into the brazil side on a regular basis though so maybe its not just me mate..


12.) 23 Jun 2019 13:54:10
haha true PB. purely in the attacking their he would force our one touch play around the box which I know our guys can do, but often settle for passing around the force field.


13.) 23 Jun 2019 13:32:06
Lol at Ed025 using Brazil's team selection to justify his point!
You lost all credibility with that. Firmino has and would have done more for the Brazil national team at the World Cup if he started instead of Man City's chosen No.9.

{Ed025's Note - thats subjective IB, but i have a strange feeling that the brazil national manager might just know a bit more about football than you and i mate.. :)


14.) 23 Jun 2019 17:13:06
Does the brazil manager actually get to pick the team these days ed?

{Ed025's Note - i would expect so rugby...mind you i expect he would consult liverpool supporters first...after all they seem to all be bloody know alls.. :)


 

 

12 Jun 2019 07:38:20
Looks like a very boring transfer market for Liverpool. we will be getting barely no1 while other teams strengthen.

Well I guess Ox is like a new signing and if Keita becomes the Keita of RB Leipzig we have a real sense of optimism going into the new season.

Tommy T.

chowchowtoma

1.) 12 Jun 2019 10:15:56
Wow. There's still months to go and almost no one else in the league has made any moves yet, talk about crying over spilt milk.


2.) 12 Jun 2019 10:49:29
Sorry Tommy T but give ya head a wobble pal. You’re the reason the Ed’s get so frustrated on here with inane posts like yours. Most teams will have to strengthen because they were so far off us and City last season so it’s inevitable. Doesn’t mean they will gel and win the league instantly. Man Utd, Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea are all in periods of transition. Trust in our team and manager. If we
Make one signing then this is enough for me as that’s clearly all they think is needed.


3.) 12 Jun 2019 10:49:11
Don’t really think any milk has even been spilt yet. Chill Winston!


4.) 12 Jun 2019 11:58:57
@IronDan Talk about not knowing how to use the phrase "crying over spilt milk"

! in the had is worth 2 in the bush after all!


5.) 12 Jun 2019 12:24:22
I think he meant crying over shooting a row of ducks in a barrel.

And yeah Tommy T. you need to chill mate. The main thing is keeping this team together, but we will sign some players and have an even stronger squad. City will lose some players that they'll need to replace. There are two major international tournaments coming up and two months of the transfer window left. Trust our recruitment team, they've done great work lately.
YNWA.


6.) 12 Jun 2019 14:50:10
You're right klucas87, I meant to have said making a mountain out of a mole hill. I meant to suggest he was massively blowing this out of proportion.


7.) 12 Jun 2019 15:03:34
Careful IronDan, too many proverbs spoil the broth (or something to that effect)


8.) 12 Jun 2019 15:08:04
Didn't realise the transfer window closed this week.


9.) 12 Jun 2019 15:09:38
Spurs got to the CL final without making a signing, so guess what our squad could do? Saying that, I expect a few signings at least and it's so early atm, when you think the Nations League has only just finished and Euro qualifications going on, let alone the players on their hols!


10.) 12 Jun 2019 23:13:49
well, playing devil's advocate a bit, we needed to break world record transfer fees in successive seasons to get us where we are. so, in that respect there is a bit of a trend in terms of how we have added key pieces to the squad. SO I get the angst of some.


 

 

06 Jun 2019 10:29:40
ED002,

Is Mathias De Light any closer in making a decision :) every club name seems to be thrown out left right and centre from journos. Liverpool is constantly being named, makes no sense as we have 4 centre backs.

Tommy T.

chowchowtoma

{Ed002's Note - You are on the wrong page Tommy - but I am not sure what decision you think he has to make at the moment? Liverpool has not spoken to his agent (who was in Paris yesterday) - or what is in reality one of several people involved - so at this time certainly has no agreement. Other sides have put offers on the table but the sums of money involved are truly vast. If he were to end up at Liverpool he would be first pick so Gomez would then be available to provide cover at full back when needed, which might save some money elsewhere.}


1.) 06 Jun 2019 10:53:50
I wudnt get too excited mate we ain't after marquee signings more cover for left an right back, possibly an attacking midfielder, an possibly cover for front 3 someone who is flexible positionally ideally, oh yes an back up keeper if mings leaves.


2.) 06 Jun 2019 11:11:03
I don’t want De Ligt, he would create imbalance. And Gomez is better.

I’d like to see us let Lovren go and bring in someone to compete who won’t be on the treatment table all the time.


3.) 06 Jun 2019 12:54:20
I really don't understand the need to sign Di Ligt! Of course he is a talented boy but Gomez was playing way better till he got injured. Gomez has proved his ability in the premier league which Di Light has not!


4.) 06 Jun 2019 13:07:43
DeLigt = Lovren/ Matip sale + Gomez goes from being a first team player to a rotation player for CB, RB, LB.
Is a good deal.

{Ed002's Note - You seem to have forgotten the vast amount of money also involved.}


5.) 06 Jun 2019 14:21:44
Don't need De Ligt. Dael Fry will do with Lovren leaving.


6.) 06 Jun 2019 14:31:12
As per the much I have seen, de Ligt doesn't better Gomez in anything. Let's not forget how formidable van Dijk and Gomez were before the tackle from Ben Mee. Why spend so much on him when clearly he's no upgrade on Gomez? Don't see the sense in it.
With 3 to 4 players, I think we should be ready to go the next level and I like the choice of Ed01 in Aaron Martins, Nabil Fekir, Noussair Mazraoui, a replacement no 2 goalie if Mig leaves and for me, fulfill whatever promises were made to Rhian Brewster. Something different to the way we handled the big, young Serbia lad.


7.) 06 Jun 2019 15:02:07
Aaron Martins? You mean Max Aarons? And Mazraoui? We don't need two right-backs.
Ola Aina is a very versatile young HG player who had a very good season on loan at Torino (mostly playing left wing back) . I'd be happy with either Max Aarons or Mazraoui plus Dael Fry and Fekir. Cornet if Shaqiri leaves would be fine and a few exciting kids for the youth teams as always.


8.) 06 Jun 2019 15:37:37
I wudnt want lovren too leave, he is important for the squad as a person an a player.


9.) 06 Jun 2019 15:59:05
Im sorry but if a top player becomes available you need to be in the mix to sign him. I love Gomez as much as the next red but De Ligt is very special. I'd be signing him up.


10.) 06 Jun 2019 16:51:22
I don't think De Ligt is ready for the Premier League. He's not the quickest and gets caught out of position a lot. In Holland, Ajax were very good and rarely got punished because of it.

If he had to be solid week in week out, I think he'd be a weak link in a top team.


11.) 06 Jun 2019 18:34:18
I don't rate De Ligt and he is not a patch on Gomez, IMO. Remember, VVd can make anybody look good and people seem to love De Ligt havimg watched his games for Holland, forgetting that according to Ed01, VVD has been carrying him the whole time. Gomez is the better defender and was better than De Ligt at the same age already, IMO. Gomez, all day long.


12.) 06 Jun 2019 20:20:07
Oh, what was I saying? Out of position, not quick enough to get back and ended up giving away a penalty. Not good enough for this level.


13.) 07 Jun 2019 11:03:55
If Klopp thinks we need him then we should go for him. He hasn’t done so far with players he has gone for.


14.) 07 Jun 2019 11:07:38
Jurgen, it’s Aarón Martin, the Spanish left back at Mainz.


 

 

 

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Thanks for the in depth response, very much appreciated, and also listing a name. Its very amusing with Salah kissing babies and swooning girls with twisted ankles hahaha very good!

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07 Jul 2019 02:02:05
thanks heaps I'm always so impressed with your knowledge.

have great weekend!

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ED001 what happens if the cub weren't to attend?

Just a fine?

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thanks mate

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@smedegaard what's the source of this transfer request? could you provide the link.

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05 Jul 2019 10:12:52
Ok thank you.

I'm hoping something happens with Bruno Fernandes - wishful thinking I guess.

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That's a shame no holidays. maybe Christmas time.

Cheers Love your work. Yes he does look more like a number 9.
I guess it's very unlikely to happen then as Firmino seems very loyal to the club and Klopp loves him.

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ED002,

I believe you mentioned 'left sided player' if I'm not mistaken?

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ED091/ ED001/ ED002

I appreciate the situation and needing to raise money, ED001 raises valid points if there's additional benefits you can receive to make it more appealing rather than just a badge next to your name!

1. If you do pay (Do you get priority from the Eds over your questions being answered over those that do not pay)?

2. Regarding Ed001 stating 'what would tempt people to subscribe'?
I think if you're more specific what will subscribers money being going towards, I think this is an important piece of information you may have missed.
Is it running of the website? enhanced features to make it more efficient and transparent? Do the Eds get paid for their time?

Excuse my ignorance, I just feel for any buy in its important to be clear and transparent with what the payment is actually contributing to, other people could also have the same question as me.
This should help with subscriptions.

3. Is it possible to also include PayPal?

Much appreciated.

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2. The running of the website is one things, it also pays for Ed033 and myself, all the other editors give their time free. Enhanced features would be great but it has never made that much money to pay for much more! I have no problem with you asking, I have said this many times over the years.

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12 May 2019 02:37:23
Thanks Ed much appreciated.

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