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03 Jul 2024 00:36:11
There's a rumor on this side of the Atlantic that the US is interested in Klopp. I assume we can't afford him. As someone who can't stand Berhalter, and follows Liverpool, this would be a dream come true (and yes, I realize there is likely no chance of this happening) .

Any of the Ed's heard any rumors? Thanks!

dbav

{Ed002's Note - Berhalter will be likely stand down or be replaced and whilst the USSF will be discussing options, Klopp would perhaps be desireable but unobtainable. They certainly are looking to other options.}


1.) 03 Jul 2024 11:07:28
Thanks Ed!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


2.) 03 Jul 2024 12:08:55
Thank god Ed. As a yank i am appalled by the nepotism and incompetence of US Soccer. I hope they go for someone who actually knows the game and coaches beyond the MLS.

{Ed002's Note - I am surprised you refer to yourself by that derogatory term.}


3.) 03 Jul 2024 14:10:20
Somehow the word American seems much worse considering the present state of the country.

{Ed002's Note - Qiute, but I could never consider myself a Yank.}


4.) 03 Jul 2024 16:35:55
Frankly not even sure why I ised that term. Grew up in Pennsylvania and spend time in Georgia, Florida, and now Colorado albeit presently visiting family in the land of Califiori (bologna ? )

{Ed002's Note - I was born in WA and was in CA until 23.}


5.) 03 Jul 2024 18:08:07
Americans re-claimed the word during the Civil war and now plenty of them refer to themselves as Yanks. It is not derogatory in any way. Now I call Americans septic tanks which is definitely a derogatory term and well deserved as the dumbest country on the planet.


 

 

30 May 2024 14:52:40
Good Morning Ed2, while we are all curious about the possible I comings, has there been any interest in current first team members like Nunez, Alison, and others?

I know Diaz has been discussed at length, but I was curious as to other potential outgoings.

dbav

{Ed002's Note - Something like this:
Alisson (G) Interest from the Middle East but I think it most unlikely he will leave.
Marcelo Pitaluga (G) Needs to consider his future or bide his time at Liverpool. Struggling in the League of Ireland.
Caoimhín Kelleher (G) Decision time for the player and Wolves may try to tempt him after some scouting. Celtic have spoken with his representative. Expect him to leave.
Vitezslav Jaros (G) Having a good loan at Sturm Graz and perhaps an option to take over as number two but he may want more game time.
Adrian (G) Out of contract in the summer and will depart.
Anderson Arroyo (RB) Time to move on. Zero chance at Liverpool after seven loans in five years.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB/RWB/RM) Seen by Real Madrid as an option to Reece James. May offer an exchange for Rodrygo Goes or could try and persuade the player's agent to have their client run down his contract.
Conor Bradley (RB) RBS keen with Ljinders pushing.
Kostas Tsimikas (LB) Agent previously said he was being forced out of the club to raise €20M or more. Since then it has been quiet and I am not aware of any approaches.
Nat Phillips (CB) Time to move on come the summer.
Sepp van den Berg (CB) He likely won't get a chance as a starter at Liverpool and will probably be sold in the summer to raise funds - could be a mistake by the club. There is no release clause for Mainz but they will have a a first pick option if he were to be sold - and they have made their interest known and will look for an option to buy the player who has had a great season. Brentford and Wolfsburg offer options. Will need to speak to the club and see what other options he has.
Billy Koumetio (CB) Seemingly not worked out. Basel may offer a route away from Liverpool.
Joel Matip (CB) Time has come in my view and Besiktas would like to take him but his agent suggests he will be offered a contract extension. Saudi PL may offer a solution. Expect him to leave given the support of Klopp has gone.
Joe Gomez (CB) Agent is talking to Michael Emanalo but I doubt Liverpool will want anymore HG players to leave.
Virgil van Dijk (CB) I am told that van Dijk's agents have said that had approaches from both Real Madrid and Barcelona. Real Madrid see VvD as a low cost solution in terms of transfer fee but need to make space in the wage structure. Barcelona offer an option but will need to agree sales first. At this point in time it will be very general enquiries only and I doubt either club will move for him. Liverpool need to make a decision about a new contract.
Rhys Williams (CB) Will need to find a new home which will likely mean dropping down a tier.
Bobby Clark (CM) Loan possible.
Curtis Jones (CM) Getting more game time. Liverpool will not sell.
Alexis Mac Allister (CM) On the 2025 list for Real Madrid.
Ryan Gravenberch (CM) Milan has spoken with his agent.
Thiago Alcantara (CM) His representatives have spoken to Barcelona about the player finishing his career back at the club but he would need to have reduced wages. Seems unlikely. Galatasaray, Girona or Flamengo may offer an option - else it will need to be the ME. Out of contract.
Fabio Carvalho (AM/LW) Will be looked at in pre-season before the club determine if he is available or not.
Kaide Gordan (W) At the behest of his agent Birmingham City have again asked for a loan, perhaps with an option to buy. Seems to have no future at Liverpool and such a move would be good for the player.
Mateusz Musialowski (RW) Out of contract in the summer. Another Liverpool player that Birmingham has an interest in. Basel and Leeds offer options.
Diogo Jota (LW) With the addition of Gakpo and Diaz performing well, Jota may just be sacrificed to bring in much needed funds. I am not aware of any interest just yet but JM will be looking for suiters. I am not aware of any approach from Newcastle and whilst his father speaks of Barcelona, such a move seems very unlikely give there other plans.
Luis Diaz (LW) Could be surplus. His agent already has one player in the Saudi league and has been offering another high profile player he has - so he may well be looking at Diaz as well given Liverpool are well stocked in the position. Al-Hillal may offer a solution. Liverpool will likely resist a deal but could look to a deal with Barcelona if they are serious about Raphinha, but Diaz is not first choice for Barcelona. Using him in part exchange for another may be possible. Thoughts that PSG want him as an Mbappe replacement seem wide of the mark to me given they have very clear targets already, but his agent has approached PSG - but no more than that. Father says he wants to move to Spain. Liverpool need his future resolved.
Mo Salah (RW) His agent is hawking him around for one last big payday - Saudi Pro League with the support of Michael Emenalo would certainly seem the most likely destination with Al-Ittihad. Liverpool will look to try and do something to have him extend but his agent will look for a significant increase in salary. His agent will be encouraged to have Salah run down his contract over the next year at Liverpool in exchange for a huge signing on fee in the summer of 2025. Salah has also to Egypt he will be available for the Olympic Games in Paris. Certainly now decision time.
Darwin Nunez (S) May be difficult to find a buyer without making a huge loss.}


1.) 30 May 2024 15:42:34
Eds, I see Bradley name there. Do Liv have any intention of selling him after a good season? Surely not even if Ljinders is pushing?

{Ed002's Note - I would doubt it.}


2.) 30 May 2024 16:13:06
Ed002, sounds like we could see a huge turnover this summer. A lot of them are first team regulars that would need replacing!

{Ed002's Note - It does not mean they will all go - and loanees and fringe players will be looked at in pre-season.}


3.) 30 May 2024 16:39:41
I think that the fact thst Anderson Arroyo is not allowed to play football in the UK will affect his chances at Lfc. Just a hunch.


4.) 30 May 2024 17:12:14
And to think, we get all this info for free!

Thank you Ed!


5.) 30 May 2024 20:55:43
Thank you Ed002 for your patience and candour ?.


6.) 30 May 2024 21:07:10
That post doesn't fill me with confidence at all lol.


7.) 30 May 2024 22:09:59
It’s extremely underwhelming.


8.) 30 May 2024 22:24:35
It’s normal for clubs to want other teams players. Just because some people might want to sign Bradley doesn’t mean he wants to go or that the club want to sell.


9.) 30 May 2024 21:29:51
Thanks Ed2 fantastic update.


10.) 31 May 2024 02:33:00
Thanks Ed2! Very much appreciated!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

13 Apr 2024 19:46:13
Question for the Eds. It's not Liverpool specific, so I understand if this is the wrong place for it.

I was just wondering if you believe there are any Championship players ready to make the jump up in the off-season? I believe Ed2 did a list at one point (I apologizeifim mistaken about that), but I'm curious to know if you believe there are any players to keep an eye on outside of the clubs that will likely be promoted.

Thanks!

dbav

{Ed002's Note - Well Liverpoll are looking at Patterson and Chris Rigg from Sunderland. Jobe Bellingham is also ttracting atention from clubs.}


1.) 14 Apr 2024 07:42:36
Jobe would be a biblical signing.


2.) 14 Apr 2024 09:15:26
Only watched bits of championship (mainly Leeds) and like the look of Ritter - young player who looks to have a lot of ability. Quick feet and manages to get buckets of assist playing with Bamford up top!

Obviously tactics will change but could be useful for opening up teams.


3.) 14 Apr 2024 13:03:15
Would love Chris Rigg, only 16 and already playing for Sunderland!

Would imagine it’d make more sense for him to stay and get exposure though.


4.) 14 Apr 2024 13:14:53
Don’t say that Centrepoint. We can't afford an Exodus.


5.) 14 Apr 2024 14:05:57
Thank you Ed.


6.) 15 Apr 2024 10:10:27
Summerville has just got player of the season and looks a class act and only 22.


 

 

06 Jan 2024 13:24:10
A question for Ed2 if you're able. Are there any players in the Championship that Liverpool are currently scouting?

dbav

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware of.}


1.) 06 Jan 2024 14:31:35
Thank you!


2.) 06 Jan 2024 16:33:52
What about super Paul Mullin?


3.) 06 Jan 2024 19:04:11
Goat person.


4.) 06 Jan 2024 19:12:56
I heard they are watching Archie Gray’s progress at Leeds.


5.) 07 Jan 2024 03:49:37
Are there any worth watching in Championship? Some kids for the future like next Bellingham?


 

 

20 Dec 2023 17:48:59
Question for Ed2 if available. Knowing that Klopp won't be around forever, are there any managers outside of Liverpool that the club are keeping an eye on?

Also, as a side note, who do you think are the best emerging managers right now? (Not just those Liverpool may be watching, but in general)

Thanks, and I apologize if this is not the place to ask this.

dbav

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Liverpool looking to replace Klopp right now but there are coaches like Michel Sanchez and Julien Nagelsmann and perhaps De Zerbi who would I suspect to be considerations as opposed to Pep Lijnders.}


1.) 20 Dec 2023 23:18:45
Is pep indeed being considered as an option?

{Ed002's Note - He would certainly be considered.}


2.) 21 Dec 2023 01:35:23
Thank you Ed. I apologize as I don't expect they are looking to replace Klopp. I was thinking more down the road.

Thank you again for all your work here. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your!

{Ed002's Note - Enjoy the holiday seson.}


3.) 21 Dec 2023 20:55:20
Ed didn't Nagelsman leave Bayern over reported rumours of not getting along with some of his players?

{Ed001's Note - it was because he was having an affair with a journalist who was leaking information. The issues with players were mainly between him and the knob that is Neuer, who causes problems with every manager because he thinks he runs the club and national team for that matter. By the way, as soon as he got the sack from Bayern, the journalist dumped him, not that I am suggesting she was using him to get access to the club or anything....}


4.) 21 Dec 2023 23:59:05
Oh no doesn't sound like that at all.! ?.

{Ed001's Note - defo love I reckon.}


5.) 22 Dec 2023 20:39:23
Eds1 brilliant info.

{Ed001's Note - thank you.}


6.) 24 Dec 2023 12:11:28
I guess you live by the sack, you die by the sack.


 

 

 

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05 Apr 2024 01:39:19
14 goals in all competitions from our 5th scoring option isn't too shabby. Hopefully Gakpo bangs a few home in the run in.

dbav

1.) 05 Apr 2024 06:36:08
Love Gakpos attitude love it.
This squad have really impressed me and continues to stand up and be counted.
Let’s go….


2.) 05 Apr 2024 09:32:02
@Dbav love it, bro. And there I was listening to people that were telling me that Jayden Danns would do better than Gakpo cos he is doing well in the U21's. Miss me with that crap, will ya?


 

 

10 Mar 2024 23:42:24
Really proud of a lot of performances, but especially impressed that Haaland was a non-factor. Even got him frustrated enough to get into a shoving match with Gomez.

Quansah stepped up, the midfield was superb, Elliot was everywhere, and Nunez was a constant threat. I was very impressed with the performance.

dbav

1.) 11 Mar 2024 01:12:38
Mix of emotions. Proud of the boys because we ABSOLUTELY BATTERED City. To the point we had Pep doing those weird subs he used to do years back. Played them off the park in my opinion and if the chances fell to a full fit Salah or Nunez instead of Diaz we could and should have beaten them by 4 or 5. Disappointed at the draw but proud of the boys. And as for the Doku penalty. It was stone wall penalty every day of the week and I ain’t hearing anybody say otherwise. We move on regardless as Arsenal have to play City. I’m seeing most Arsenal fans are already celebrating. They will be in for a rude awakening because City won’t be this poor against them and I fancy City to stuff Arsenal.


2.) 11 Mar 2024 01:51:45
Quansah was superb. To come in at his age, against two star attackers in Foden and Haaland down his side, and play like he did is quite outstanding.
That said, the special praise should be reserved Van Dijk. How many other defenders in the history of the game could consistently make Haaland look rank average? The captaincy has turned a super-powered defender into arguably the best individual player in the world. You could put me next to Van Dijk and I’d still somehow look world class.


3.) 11 Mar 2024 03:18:33
Does it really matter what happens btn city and arsenal? Infact i want arsenal to win that . they are arsenal, pretty sure they will mess it up after that too.


4.) 11 Mar 2024 04:07:33
I think yesterday's game just showed how limited Haaland is as a player. Cut out his supply and he is literally not able to do anything. Apart from his finishing which is absolutely world class, his dribbling and passing is average at best. He was literally not able to do anything in the game yesterday since we completely smothered KDB, Silva, and Foden.

Arsenal should be taking notes of that game. They definitely have the personnel to do what we did to Haaland and if they manage it, they have a good chance of winning against City.


5.) 11 Mar 2024 07:23:59
I think endo and mac allister as a pair in that midfield are supers together
Van dijk was quality but these 2 wer only bought in the summer and the shift they put in was unreal
On top of that tho they have the quality and some of Macca’s touches wit 2/ 3 players around him just shows how much of a baller he is .

Never seen Rodri do as many sprints back to his own goal as he did yesterday . Think we done enough to win it but also I think that city side looked leggy from 60 mins onwards.


6.) 11 Mar 2024 07:32:00
Ive got to mention Endo I mean what a player! He has to be the best buy in the prem for years. 16 mill for him is just ridiculous.

{Ed001's Note - nobody seemed keen when we got him because of the price. I don't understand why. You only had to read a few of the posts on Stuttgart fan forums to realise we potentially had a gem. They were absolutely broken hearted to lose him.}


7.) 11 Mar 2024 08:26:40
There are a strangely large number of people who assume if you want a good player you have to spend a massive amount of money. I don’t understand why but assume it’s based upon their experience in the alternate universe of electronic football games where the simple ‘rule’ of more money the better the player seems to apply.


8.) 11 Mar 2024 09:40:50
I'll be honest and I'm quite happy to hold my hands up but when i watched Endo live back in Oct in the Europa League i thought he looked a decent squad option but throughout Dec and this last month he's been brilliant.

Yesterday not only was he very good out of possession but he was also very good in possession.

Fair play to Endo he's proving to be a great signing.


9.) 11 Mar 2024 10:26:10
Sure I read somewhere that even though Endo was 30/ 31 his career game minutes were actually relatively low. Suggests we might get a few more years yet at a high level. Unlike Fabinho whose legs had gone by 28!


10.) 11 Mar 2024 10:30:49
Dracred on that, I think Haaland can be a very good all round forward IF he was asked to be that and if Pep honed his game like Klopp did with Darwin, IMO.

I think the prob. here is that Pep is not asking him to do all the stuff Darwin does brilliantly for us. I think he is being asked to just be on the move and they will get him the ball.

IMO, The prob with that is that when he comes across a boss defence and a system City can't penetrate like we had yesterday, Haaland is severely isolated and is of NO use at all unlike Darwin who is absolute poison service or no service. Hence to me, I think it is more to do with what Haaland is asked and no asked to do that is the issue here.


11.) 11 Mar 2024 11:04:14
Read a stat last night that Haaland has only been caught offside once this season in the league which is a ridiculous stat.

Imagine combining Haalands composure in finishing and his timings of his runs to Nunez's attributes and you've got the perfect forward.


12.) 11 Mar 2024 12:06:00
Endo was everywhere against City. Brilliant midfield performance. Can see why he was so loved at Stuttgart, leaves nothing on the pitch. Bajcetic can learn a lot from him.


13.) 11 Mar 2024 14:20:42
@Johnnyr1970, I saw a stat that said that in the last 5 years, Endo had played ten thousand (yeah thousand with a T) minutes than Fabinho. If you boil it down to 40 games a season, that's THREE seasons less football more than Endo. Endo may be 30/ 31 BUT in football age, he is 28/ 29 in terms of actual mileage clocked on his body.


 

 

25 Feb 2024 18:09:37
I really enjoyed seeing the kids gravitate toward each other after the match to celebrate together on the field. Kids in a big spot, still being kids.

5 players on the field at then that were 21 or younger.

Excited that the Liverpool academy just beat Chelsea.

dbav

 

 

21 Feb 2024 23:15:19
Really impressed with Elliot today. Very active and impactful. Really good game. The whole team played well, but Elliot really stood out to me.

Also, I was impressed with the Luton keeper, which is weird to say when he gave up 4, but he had a ton of Really good saves. It could have been a lot worse for Luton if not for him.

dbav

1.) 22 Feb 2024 09:29:01
Loved Elliott's effort and determination as well but I thought he was a bit erratic in his decision-making in the final third and many of the things he tried did not come of enuff. You could put Diaz and Gakpo in this bracket as well. That said and like the others, he put in a great shift and deserved that belter of a goal for his overall solid game, IMO.


2.) 22 Feb 2024 10:27:25
100% effort as always but final pass and quality infront of goal was plain awful. The 1 and only bit of quality was his goal.


3.) 22 Feb 2024 12:58:55
Fully agree, Ecogsi.


4.) 22 Feb 2024 15:50:27
I loved how he didn’t let his failed passes and crossing get him down and kept persisting for the full 90 minutes. A true Dirk Kuyt performance from Harvey.


 

 

29 Dec 2023 01:31:12
I have to say, my favorite stat of the season so far is 16 goals allowed in 19 PL matches. That's very solid work and best in the league.

I'm hoping they can keep that up.

dbav

1.) 29 Dec 2023 07:16:40
They say that defense wins trophies and titles. Let's see how it goes from here onwards?

It's not so bad at all, with two CBs that are frequently injured (Matip and Konate), a CB who is in his first year in the League (Quansah), another CB who is being used as RB or LB mostly (Gomez), and one stalwart reliable CB (VVD) . Not bad at all.

But you shouldn't tempt fate. A replacement for Matip is absolutely essential for this window.


2.) 29 Dec 2023 08:39:47
Can Nat Philips be recalled from sweaty sock land?
I seem to recall reading that Celtic had no more use for him.

{Ed001's Note - why would we recall him when his loan ends in Jan anyway?}


3.) 29 Dec 2023 11:18:51
Phillips is a strange one.

Klopp gets pelters for not playing him and then he goes to a farmers league and can’t get a look in.

Similar to Carvalho.

Perhaps Klopp knows what he’s doing after all.


4.) 29 Dec 2023 12:49:18
Hope your enjoying the holidays Ed. What do you see happening with Phillips when he comes back?

{Ed001's Note - I think he will be sold if possible.}


5.) 29 Dec 2023 14:09:54
Rumours that Phillips was being sent out on loan again once the Celtic loan runs out.


6.) 29 Dec 2023 15:12:17
I think it's time to cut Phillips loose. Simply because we've seen over many years that he is not a starter for Klopp, and probably never will be. Others who have come in after him (Konate and Quansah) are seen as better. Time to let him find his path with another team. The club has to move on and so does he.


7.) 29 Dec 2023 15:42:21
Dbav, we have considered TWO goals from open play since the Fulham game in a pen from Palace, a goal off a set-piece vs Arsenal in addition to 2 cleansheets vs Utd and Burnley. All these despite, playing 3 diff. partners with VVD, which shhows how immense he is and the influence he has on the team and his defensive team mates. You can add AB1 to this, as well.

But according the the media and rival fans who are clearly rattled that we are where we are, 'Liverpool's defence is leaky and condede too many goals". Go figure.


8.) 29 Dec 2023 21:42:34
Having a squad is about having players who realise they're not going to be regular starters. What matters is they can step in and do a job for the team at a moment's notice.
That's where players like Philips come in.
It'll be interesting to see how Klopp handles it, but if we get any more injuries to centre backs I reckon Klopp wouldn't have any doubts about putting Philips in the first team again.


 

 

 

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03 Jul 2024 11:07:28
Thanks Ed!

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21 Jun 2024 01:53:02
I think Calafiori is a very interesting player at only 22 years of age. I don't think he ends up at Liverpool, but I'd be interested to see if he leaves Italy. I have a very high opinion of him.

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31 May 2024 02:33:00
Thanks Ed2! Very much appreciated!

dbav

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14 Apr 2024 14:05:57
Thank you Ed.

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29 Mar 2024 02:25:12
What's Joachim Low up to these days?

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14 Jul 2024 23:07:25
I'm an American that has typically rooted against England in tournaments, but England will be a problem for the world for a while. Lots of young talent incorporated in this tournament. Bellingham, Palmer, Mainoo, Saka, Watkins, Golden, Rice, etc. It's going to be a very strong side for many years.

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21 Jun 2024 02:23:06
As a supporter of the club and players, that rebuilt midfield had their club firmly in the title race until about 5ish weeks to go in the season. Each one had matches where they were the best player on the field. Not sure how anyone could say that the rebuild was a failure.

Klopp set the bar high, but not total and complete domination high. 3 midfielders made the adjustment to a new club in the same year and at times made their club the best in the league.

I was proud of their contributions and can't wait to see their improvement.

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21 Jun 2024 02:06:44
A bit of a rant, but a very good one.

I think the right fit in the system is most important. I honestly never believed that Mane/ Firmino/ Salah would be the best front 3 in the world for a time, but they were because they fit the system well. I hope Slot has a lot of input because a player doesn't gave to be a big name to have a big impact.

Here's to hoping the team finds the right fit, regardless of where they come from.

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16 Jun 2024 15:06:01
I really liked the look of Calafiori yesterday. Possibly a good one for the future. LCB, 22, very mobile, started his career as a LB, and known for building out of the back. Was said to have had a very good season at Bologna.

Looked the type of player for Liverpool's system. No idea if the talent level is really there, but is an intriguing prospect.

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04 Jun 2024 22:50:46
I'm looking forward to them as well. And thanks to the time difference, I get to listen to the games at work, which beats work at work!

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