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06 Jan 2024 12:40:12
Ed002 any truth in us making an opening bid for goncalo inacio seen a few things on the internet. Think I it's just click bait seems very unlikely with the amount being mentioned as only £26m.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - No, but an offer has been made by Arsenal but I expect it to be rejected.}


 

 

14 Sep 2023 07:34:35
ed002 any truth in the rumours of Thiago making a move to turkey before there transfer window closes.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach to LIverpool.}


1.) 14 Sep 2023 11:29:26
I doubt it will happen mainly because I don't think the player would be willing to take a significant enough wage cut to make it happen and also clearly still has eyes on a return to Barcelona as a free agent by the sounds of things.

From Liverpools point of view I think it would have to be considered even for minimal or no fee.

You are talking a saving of 10-15 mill on wages and healthcare! I think we would be in a healthy situation moving forward financially with the reduction in wage budget this summer especially if things did accept a move. also if there was a move on the table so all a moot point I guess!


2.) 14 Sep 2023 11:45:24
I am wondering if Trent is going to sign a new deal, or intends to leave on a free in 2025.


3.) 14 Sep 2023 12:48:49
PickleRick I'm pretty sure the a few of the turkish teams could afford decent wages.


4.) 14 Sep 2023 13:53:49
I'd rather keep Thiago for the season and lose him for free in the summer. He is still quality but he's had to play too many games the past few seasons because of injuries, then he picks up his own injuries because of that. I think he has a lot to offer this season if his minutes are managed better.


5.) 14 Sep 2023 14:02:39
You should email the club @Centrepoint, they might have an idea.


6.) 14 Sep 2023 14:43:53
I don't see Trent going anywhere. There is plenty of time to get a deal worked out.


7.) 14 Sep 2023 16:16:07
Liverpools club doctor and physios are in for a long, boring season aren’t they. ?
Ox, Naby and now Thiago!


8.) 14 Sep 2023 16:45:46
Centerpoint keeps asking the same question about Trent's contract, he's desperate for him to not sign one.


9.) 14 Sep 2023 20:13:24
Barca just signed Cancelo, that solves their Right back imbalance, Balde plays the left side, so I don’t see Trent being looked at.

Tell you what tho, Barcelona RW Yamal looks a prospect tho, full Spanish cap and goal to boot, left footed, see if he continues.


10.) 14 Sep 2023 23:03:50
Cancelo is average at best from what I’ve seen of him.


11.) 15 Sep 2023 07:11:56
WDW, it’s all good, we didn’t sign him.


12.) 15 Sep 2023 08:35:30
The point being that Barcelona might actually want a useful rb in a season or two.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona know exactly who the long-term solution for them at RB is and have shown no interest at all in TAA.}


13.) 15 Sep 2023 18:31:16
Is Cancelo average? Always looked very good to me.


14.) 15 Sep 2023 23:36:10
Thanks Ed02.


15.) 17 Sep 2023 21:29:21
Personally I see Trent moving on next summer if an extension to his contract is not agreed, he’s too valuable to let leave on a free, but I don’t see him getting the assurance that’s he will be played in midfield which is clearly where he sees his future, I don’t see him playing midfield for us anytime soon on a regular basis.


 

 

29 Aug 2023 11:57:08
Ed002 with us after Lavia before Fabinho left and with no plan to sell this summer now he has gone do you think the club will look to add another Dm in the future. I can't see Endo as much of a long term plan but if we do add another he could be like Milner for the squad with being able to fill in a few places.
I do think the prices this summer have been a little over the top especially for players with premier league experience. The price quoted for andre trindade seem a bargain compared to doucoure.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - I think prioritising another strictly DM player now would be a mistake. The priority should be elsewhere. Perhaps if Bajcetic were to not be given a chance and leave Liverpool could look to another - that depends on Klopp of course. Find a versatile CM player like Gravenberch or Amrabat etc. then perhaps that would suit.}


1.) 29 Aug 2023 12:54:56
Would Bajcetic be that versatile CM player? He do play a lot alongside Fab last season and look better than playing as a lone DM. Then perhaps we could look to a more proven 1st choice DM and Endo could become a squad player instead like Milner being able to cover few positions.

{Ed002's Note - He is a youngster - they won't know.}


2.) 29 Aug 2023 13:11:23
Ed002 do you the Bajcetic is a Dm seems he played as an 8 a lot last season when he looked at his best.

{Ed002's Note - He is a youngster who the club will be hoping is adaptable.}


3.) 29 Aug 2023 13:18:26
Bajcetic has the potential to be our best midfielder so he has to have game time. Endo takes the Milner role.


4.) 29 Aug 2023 13:55:24
I adore the kid. I really hope he kicks on this season.


5.) 29 Aug 2023 14:01:13
Why do you think recruting a pure DM would be a mistake, Ed002? You don't see the use for him, or you just think the time and money can be better utilzed?

Kind regards
Smedegaard.

{Ed002's Note - There are others who can play there and the need is CM.}


6.) 29 Aug 2023 15:09:43
Bajcetic is not a DM. I view him as part of a double pivot with a destroyer alongside to give the ball to him and let him play. He is more an alonso/ Thiago player and we need a mascherano type alongside him. Would view him as the CM cover we need and should be going for another primary DM who can cover CM if needed not the other way round.

{Ed002's Note - You need a "Klopp Out" sign, perhaps with "Bajcetic Out" on the other side.}


7.) 29 Aug 2023 15:13:03
Any update on negotiations etc eds? Is Gravenberch likely? Seems a hard one to get over line and he prefers united?

{Ed002's Note - I have no interest whatsoever of trying to give blow-by-blow updates.}


8.) 29 Aug 2023 15:56:06
Just because Bajectic has the vision to see a pas, ability to perform that pass and good in tight spaces doesn’t mean he’s not a DM. He played his entire youth career as a CB and having those abilities probably makes him the best suited player we have at being a DM, based on my not knowing much about Endo just yet. I remember him ‘destroying’ plenty during his short run in the team last year before his injury.
Alisson scored a blinder of a header a couple of seasons ago but he’s not a striker is he?


9.) 29 Aug 2023 16:04:20
Bajcetic in my opinion looked ready to be a regular in the team. I’m not sure there’s need to panic buy Elliot came on against Newcastle and looked good endo needs a bit of time with the team the new lads look good and it’s only been 3 games. Thiago I know has had a lot of criticism on here but if he’s fit he is world class. Gomez looked good and is still only 26 I believe so in summary macca szobo endo Elliot Jones bajcetic thiago 7 players 3 places. Up top looks good just imo light at right back. Gomez and Trent but I’d prefer to see gomez as cb vvd konate matip quansah I like seeing youth coming through with the experience of vvd Thiago Salah on the field. Also if we had another right back Trent can be a cm option. My opinion squad looks good matip who I think is great needs replacing and we need a rb maybe dm cover maybe. But I think that’s greedy. Also I think early days but szobo looks like a special player.


10.) 29 Aug 2023 16:56:38
Far too sensible Harrhy.
That’s a grown up response to a realistic appraisal of our squad.

We have, and always have had, a blend of our and our specialists and a mix of multi-use players.
We have a good mix right now.


11.) 29 Aug 2023 19:50:05
I'm really surprised some fans don't see Bajetic as a DM, and someone said he was 'no 8'.

He's a pure DM through and through in my eyes, and that's where he'll play this season. I'm excited for him, Szobo, and Mac to play together.

Elsewhere, thanks for all the input and interactions over the summer Ed002!


12.) 29 Aug 2023 21:15:38
Bajcetic is a kid learning his trade, klopp will play him in different positions until one fits both the team and the player long term. It's far too early to place a label on him as either a 6 or an 8.
Take trent for example, he was a midfielder then broke into the first team due to a shortage of quality in the right back position. Elliot was predominantly a winger in his Fulham days and again predominantly at rovers.
These are just kids who need time to develop without the pressure of being labelled one way or the other. Baj will at some point have a dip in form so to put the pressure on him as being a first teamer it will just knock his confidence. He, along with Tyler morton, quansah, Gordon Doak and all the other kids with potential need to be given the time by the fans and in turn the media who let's be honest, after a handful of good games start with the call up to the international squads.
There's so little patience these days. I remember Wayne Harrison signing for us from Oldham and he was going to be the next Ian rush, too much pressure on the kid from the off and it ended up a terribly sad story for that lad. who else remembers him?


13.) 29 Aug 2023 21:23:16
Bajcetic. when i was 18. I hadn't had a beer. Wasn't comfortable in my own skin. My mum was my hero. Acne, fashion. the right words, standing normally. back off people, give the guy a break. let him grow! . I am probably over sensitive about allowing kids to be kids and find their own mojo.


14.) 29 Aug 2023 21:48:22
once Baj gets a few games under his belt, I really think that he will be a fans favorite .


15.) 30 Aug 2023 05:33:09
So no pressure on the lad then.


16.) 30 Aug 2023 06:30:32
I’d love for us to get a top top CDM given how much pressure we put on that position with our style of play, and then we can let Endo be our Milner/ Super sub.

As for Bajcetic, he’s a fantastic talent, but he’s still a young kid so we should ease him in, just like Man City did Foden. Bajcetic should still be able to get plenty of time, as he’s very capable at either 6 or 8, and playing him slightly further forward is a far better option than using Gakpo there (who is an out and out forward IMO) .


 

 

22 Aug 2023 13:51:45
Ed002 could you see us bidding for Andre this window for him to come in January would cut out the risk of other side that are not interested coming in for him if things change for them by January.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure Flumimemse would be interested in that unless paying over the odds now.}


1.) 22 Aug 2023 14:29:12
Just a thought - Andre seems to be our preferred 'younger' CDM and it looks like we could save money by pushing for him in Jan (maybe getting a deal done in the next couple of months with Fluminese for a Jan transfer) .

Would a loan for the year give him the opportunity to arrive and settle in whilst providing cover for Endo and Baj?

Could that loan be *cough* Kalvin Phillips *cough*

*runs away under a hail of rotten tomatoes*.


2.) 22 Aug 2023 15:40:36
I believe the 2 main problems are that Fluminense only own 80% of him and they want to keep him whilst they are still in the Copa Libertadores.

The second leg of the quarter final finishes at 1:30pm uk time on transfer deadline day. If they lose we would have 19.5 hours to finalise the deal. It would mean no defender though unless they are homegrown or young enough not to count!

{Ed002's Note - The transfer window is shut so they cannot replace him.}


3.) 22 Aug 2023 15:24:56
Zed, I am a man with a very particular set of skills. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you retract that statement now that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you.


4.) 22 Aug 2023 16:04:47
Davey, I can't stop imagining Seth Macfarlane as Kermit the Frog saying those exact lines and giggling! Google it, it's hilarious!


5.) 22 Aug 2023 16:18:31
We seem to be making a real mess of getting a DM on the door don’t we. Bidding for players who agreed to go elsewhere or players that with complications.


6.) 22 Aug 2023 16:24:40
Zed, this is what happens to your brain when you don't medicate that nasty cough you seem to have. Take some syrup immediately. And watch such thoughts (loaning in Philips) disappear as if they were never ever there. ?.


7.) 22 Aug 2023 16:26:38
Davey, I'm with you if you need a person to play "lookout" for you if it's needed.


8.) 22 Aug 2023 18:27:12
God the doubters are back in force!

Get behind your team I say!

YNWA.


9.) 22 Aug 2023 20:57:06
Daretodream, you mean like Endo, the player we got in just 5 days ago?


10.) 22 Aug 2023 20:58:38
Zeddicus, I bet you wouldn't find those quotes hilarious had Miss Piggy made them. I promise you that, lol.


11.) 22 Aug 2023 21:26:49
You’re dead right there Oli, if Miss Piggy had said them they would be even more chilling than Liam Neeson saying them!


 

 

21 Aug 2023 20:32:53
Ed002 is Leeds interest In Phillips gone now they signed the lad from spurs on loan.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - Klopp has said no more sales so clubs will ok elsewhere. I have no idea why this keeps happening. There was interest from elsewhere as well.}


1.) 21 Aug 2023 21:54:58
Not even a loan, Ed?


2.) 21 Aug 2023 22:14:40
Maybe klopp can see him playing euro league and cup games, maybe integrate him back into the side ready for matip going next year?
If he thinks he has a future with us.


3.) 22 Aug 2023 01:59:58
Jesus snoots, the bloke is not going to play ahead of Matip and Gomez because he is not good enough, when are people going to realise this, its leeds that were interested not Madrid.


4.) 22 Aug 2023 04:21:49
Apart from the club, who knows what our plans might be, let alone why we might have a particular plan. Not having heard Klopp’s comments and in what context they may have been made, I think it is rash to try and second guess what the club might do. I certainly wouldn’t agree with the idea that the club amending its plans to meet a changing situation means that everything said before is a lie.


5.) 22 Aug 2023 05:29:02
And to our point being @WDW? We should stop asking the Ed’s?


6.) 22 Aug 2023 06:40:44
Absolutely not Habibi, the Ed’s provide are very informative. But they are not infallible - nobody is. Sometimes things change, sometimes very quickly, like the situations in this window with Szoboszlai, Caicedo and Endo. The real source of truth at any given time is the club. This is a rumours and banter site for fans to speculate and give their opinions, which is cool, it serves its purpose, most of the time, but it’s not the source of truth about the club.


7.) 22 Aug 2023 08:42:20
Ed002 I think is very stupid by the club with Phillips looks like we are going to price him out of a move and then end up losing him for nothing same way we did with ox and Naby it’s not just the fee we lose but paying his wages of around £60k a week to hardly ever play.


8.) 22 Aug 2023 08:53:46
Why believe what Klopp says in his press conferences? We have known for years that he lies to avoid any one player in his squad, whether he wants to keep them or not, becoming a media/ press target.


9.) 22 Aug 2023 09:43:57
My thought is that Klopp was referring to sales of first team regulars particularly to Saudi sides given the stories around Alison and Mo.

If Nat or Joel are sold then that would not surprise me.


10.) 22 Aug 2023 09:47:30
Nat Phillips will be the first player ever to get a testimonial with less than 50 appearances.


11.) 22 Aug 2023 10:15:41
@Tommy that was the way I read it. From an outgoing perspective I think Hendo and Fabs going even took the club by surprise and I think the same thing that no more ‘guaranteed’ starters will be leaving.


12.) 22 Aug 2023 11:32:29
all this talk of bringing in a new LCB, is it too wild to think we play 3 of our current CBs and have VVD at LCB? I mean if we're desperate and Robbo continues to struggle, why not?


13.) 22 Aug 2023 13:01:41
He'll be 27 next season he absolutley doesn't have a future with us. He had a handful of ok games 2.5 years ago. We've wasted his career by not letting him go to the championship to play regularly.


 

 

 

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26 Feb 2024 12:44:33
All so ed001 I would like to hold my hands up because I was moaning when we signed Endo but what a signing he has turned out to be. When I did moan I said I hope am proven wrong but even if being proven wrong I would not of thought I could have been so wrong.
He is just getting better and better every game when he plays we looks so much tighter and harder to score past.

grino75

{Ed001's Note - he has been fantastic. I expected him to be good, the reaction of the Stuttgart fans to him going told me we had a good player, but I didn't expect him to be this good.}


1.) 26 Feb 2024 13:03:34
Amen Grino.


2.) 26 Feb 2024 13:13:42
I also doubted the move . how stupid was i? I would like more japanese players because of him the proffesionalism is impeccable.


3.) 26 Feb 2024 13:19:15
I was sceptical when we signed him, but what a player. He does the simple things well. Never shirks a challenge, has made himself an important member of the team. He’s worked really hard to get up to speed, a really important cog in the machine.


4.) 26 Feb 2024 13:19:18
Hats off to you, Grino75. Like you Ed01, I did not know Endow but I saw all the Bundesliga experts saying how good he was at Stuttgart and even the Stuttgart fans said LFC were signing an absolute baller alongside being capt. of their club (I think) and of Japan.

In his first games, I saw a few things that told me he is a veteran DM who knows the position inside out. Now like you and many, I did not know he would/ could be this awesome a footballer even at 31. Just shows that we can all improve in this world regardless of age.


5.) 26 Feb 2024 13:29:16
The Japanese Liverpool fan who did an in-depth analysis of Endo on YouTube needs to take a bow. Everything he said about Endo was spot on!


6.) 26 Feb 2024 13:29:37
This Wataru guy's an absolute warrior in every sense of the word. He approaches every mach in Red kit like he's going for a battle; gum shield and all. A pure Samurai! Plus, he's as low maintenance as far as low maintenance go!
I'm so glad we have someone like him in our team. Long may it continue! YNWA.


7.) 26 Feb 2024 14:22:24
StEtienneAmen, I've seen that guy do his thing too. He is brilliant.


8.) 26 Feb 2024 17:48:35
Endo has surpassed all expectations. Become an integral part of the spine of the team.


9.) 26 Feb 2024 22:42:34
I think the vast majority of us didn't expect much from him mate, it felt like a panic buy at the time. But wow, he's something else, I never expected to see what we're seeing from him. He's already so passionate when he plays and puts in everything. Long may it continue.


 

 

26 Feb 2024 10:51:53
Ed001 great result yesterday I thought the ref was awful once again.
I can't believe how lucky we was in the summer with Caicedo turning us down he reminds me of Timo Werner and Sancho all had rave reviews about them but every time I see all 3 of them they looked awful. I thought I was just catching them have bad games but from now on I will just believe my eyes rather than the so called experts on tv.

grino75

{Ed001's Note - it is amazing how much Caicedo is struggling at Chelsea, the whole set up is a mess there at the moment though.}


1.) 26 Feb 2024 11:20:20
It really feels like chelsea are making a mess out of everything possible. Even the captain situation! Choosing two injury plagued players for captain and vice captain makes no sense. Captain there should be Connor Gallagher in my opinion.


2.) 26 Feb 2024 12:02:40
I lucky most of us wanted Caicedo to join but my gosh how bad has he turned out to be and how good has Endo been. The minute Endo walked through the door something told me he would do well. But I didn’t expect him to be this good. Why is the media not talking that much about him? It is a toss up between him and VVD for MOTM yesterday. Endo was winning every single tackle and constantly looking for a forward pass.

What I also love about him is his awareness of his surroundings. Watched a video on him about his time at Stuttgart. He scans his surroundings 3-5 times whenever he receives the ball. Next time he plays watch him, as he does it every time the ball comes to him. His passing is also exceptional. Always looking forward and most often than not finding his man. A true warrior and we are honestly lucky to have him.


3.) 26 Feb 2024 12:07:02
Ed01, Caicedo got his dream move and Im happy for him. I mean he did tell us how he used to atch Claude Makalele boss the DM role at Chelsea when he was 4 years old, no? Hats off to him and his agent for getting him the move he wanted.

{Ed001's Note - it was the 4th club in just a few months he had claimed were his dream club.}


4.) 26 Feb 2024 12:16:33
Reckon Caicedo would do better at a club that has a coherent squad based around the manager's tactical plan, not what Boehly came up with by getting coked up and throwing dice around his office.

Happier with Endo, Szob and Mac Allister for basically the same money though.


5.) 26 Feb 2024 12:24:29
*I like most wanted Caicedo to join.

{Ed025's Note - you dodged a bullet there if you ask me Alonso..


6.) 26 Feb 2024 12:42:23
S R I don’t think it would matter where he was his passing is awful and his timing of a tackle is even worse. Every time I see him play he is lucky to stay on the pitch.


7.) 26 Feb 2024 12:45:31
I though Endo was a good squad/ rotation option.

Nope.

First team leader material. With Milner and Henderson both going, his signing has been immense in filling the gap.


8.) 26 Feb 2024 12:36:39
Ed25. Trust me we definitely dodged a bullet. The post you responded to was a spelling correction of my post above. I explained there that we essentially dodged a bullet. Glad we got Endo instead who is a true warrior and not to mention a fine footballer.

{Ed025's Note - Endo is an upgrade on Caicedo for me mate..


9.) 26 Feb 2024 12:51:34
I’ll be honest I’ve never claimed to have watched Caciedo that much and I was very on the bandwagon that he was the one for us when we bid.

Early in the season I watched Endo in the Europa games and thought he was actually a level below what we needed.

Cometh the hour cometh the man, Endo was brilliant in Dec and since his return a few games ago has been just as brilliant.

I thought his performance yesterday was the best yet.

Him and Mac have been stand out the last 2-3 games which begs the question where would Jones and Szob go if all were fit right now and we had a League or CL winning game where we go to our best 11.


Suppose it’s a great problem to have.


10.) 26 Feb 2024 13:24:44
Indeed, Ed01. Was it Real Madrid, Arsenal and Barca? I stopped trying to keep up, lol. Personally, I did not mind Caicedo coming but as stated above, he seemed to be a money grabber who could not decide which club was his dream club hence, too many red flags for me so those were my only concerns. As soon as I realised that he and his agent showed they were all about the money, I washed my hands off him immediately.


11.) 26 Feb 2024 13:33:48
Endo looked like everything Caicedo isn’t. Disciplined, intelligent on the ball, composed in possession and defensively sound. If only he was a few years younger. He’s definitely cult hero material.


12.) 26 Feb 2024 18:19:25
Caicedo was hyped up to such a ridiculous level that it seemed like he was the second coming of Ngolo Kante, Michael Essien or Claude Makalele. And as far as the price paid for him is concerned, it seemed to me to be just your usual "p*ssing" contest between two American owners (FSG and Boehly) . He will never justify the money paid for him. I know I know, never say never, but he seems so far away from what I would associate as world-class for that position. And for that level of money, he should be world class.


13.) 26 Feb 2024 19:02:10
Alonso nailed it - you look at Endo’s awareness and scanning and it is exceptional - a skill that doesn’t make the highlight reels but in a real match situation it makes all the difference in the world.

He’s always alive to being pressed, quick to move the ball on because he knows exactly where it’s going before he receives it, and always alert to danger the second we lose possession.

He makes the game look simple because his awareness and read of the game means doesn’t need to complicate things.


14.) 26 Feb 2024 19:59:02
I feel like Endo is the sort of player Ed0025 likes. Takes his job seriously, professional on and off, never shirks a tackle and just generally goes about his business. Exactly the sort of mentality you need for that position. Good business in the end.

{Ed025's Note - i was a fan when a lot were moaning about his recruitment on here Dan, cost a fifth of what Caicedo would have cost mate and i know who i would rather have in my side..


15.) 26 Feb 2024 20:40:15
I was one that didn’t see the value in Caicedo. I think my exact words were ‘I hope we are not stupid enough to pay £100m for Caicedo’.

After Arsenal bid £70m for him in the January I wanted to see what all the fuss is about so I watched him really closely at Brighton. I saw a player with a decent engine but not much else. Brighton had Estupinian who is a much better player than Caicedo although at the time they were playing him as a left wing back.

I do think he’s regressed because of the total cock up Chelsea are right now and perhaps the 8 year contract subconsciously means it doesn’t really matter to him as much if he plays poorly.

Regardless, he was never a £115m player. His price should’ve been around £40m I’d say. We definitely dodged a bullet there.


 

 

25 Feb 2024 21:49:53
Ed001 I can't wait for your match review. I thought the ref was once again awful Chelsea should have had two yellow cards but he did nothing then we lose another player because once again the ref loses control of a game.
But I don't think I have ever been more proud of our team to win a cup final with the amount of youth players in the squad today was amazing. I hope all of them go on to reach their full potential and if so we have a very bright future.

grino75

{Ed001's Note - I don't normally review cup games. If I get time I will do so though.}


1.) 26 Feb 2024 01:57:57
In fairness though it looked nasty I didn’t think Caicedo’s challenge was malicious or that it warranted a red. The goal that was ruled out for offside however ….


2.) 26 Feb 2024 02:01:44
Please review this one mate! The kids made us super proud!

{Ed001's Note - OK Doc, just for you!}


3.) 26 Feb 2024 05:15:09
Caceido should have been a yellow for sure but not a red (but then Jones’s red some time ago should have been a yellow too, and this tackle was a lot worse! ) .

On the topic of consistency, the first goal being ruled out I can just about understand, but then going forward anyone in an offside position that impedes a defender tracking back has to be a foul and we all know that’s not going to happen! Definitely a point that needs to be clarified.

I still don’t agree that means the ref lost control of the game though, it wasn’t a great performance but I’ve seen a lot worse and he generally kept things ticking over without unduly influencing the game too much (VAR made the call on Endo and not reviewing the Caceido challenge) .

Most importantly though, that first 15mins of extra time tells you everything you need to know about Klopp, Liverpool and the academy. Such confidence and spirit to take the game to them given the circumstances and Chelsea just faded by comparison. A worthy win for that 15mins along where the kids stepped up like seasoned pros under the pressure and Klopp deserves huge respect for making that call and putting his own credibility at risk in a major final.


4.) 26 Feb 2024 06:26:13
For the offside, I wish they'd just say that, interfering with play or not, if you're offside, you're offside. That then takes away any sort of is he/ isn't he.


5.) 26 Feb 2024 06:53:19
Should have some time this week Ed cos you don’t normally review Southampton games either ;)

{Ed001's Note - hahaha good point. I don't think I have ever done a Southampton review have I? Can anyone remember if they ever saw one?}


6.) 26 Feb 2024 07:21:59
If ever there was a game to watch back its that 1 ed1. Magnificent, just a joy to watch that sort of gutsy determined game. Haven't enjoyed a cup final as much since 05.

{Ed001's Note - it is just time at the moment. I am looking forward to watching it again.}


7.) 26 Feb 2024 09:49:22
Come on, go on. I know you're just dying break that trend, aren'tcha?


8.) 26 Feb 2024 10:04:49
Caicedo should’ve been sent off in the first half but not for that challenge. That was a yellow for me but he did enough fouls in one half of football to warrant 3 yellow cards!

However, if we are being consistent then the VAR should’ve called the ref over to the screen and showed him a freeze frame of the contact. Then the ref would’ve had no choice but to send him off.

That’s the frustration for most of us, the inconsistency.

It’s a clear tactic for a lot of PL teams to have players standing offside at free kicks and to block the defenders coming back. I’ve seen it dozens of times and I’ve never seen it called offside. All of a sudden it’s offside?

Where’s the consistency? It’s just so frustrating.


9.) 26 Feb 2024 12:18:13
Spot on, Beckers. He should have been booked earlier in the game after like 10 mins and then, sent off after the Grav foul for a second yellow cos it definitely was a yellow.

As for the disallowed goal, was Colwill even really blocked cos he sure was NOT trying to get away nor fight off Endo? That is one of the softest blocks I've seen in all my years of watching footie. Looked like a hug-fest btw two bros., really. Even Stuart Robson on commentary could not believe why the goal was disallowed. Most importantly, not a single Chelsea player complained.

Now keep in mind that, we all saw Chilwell rip the shirt off the back of VVD as he headed the ball and scored. Had VVD went down, would the VAR have gone to check it? The answer would be no, IMO. Why? "We want to let things go" is what you will hear. So why did they not let things go here?


10.) 26 Feb 2024 22:34:12
You guys should watch Klopps interview. Have to go back to his comments on Tierney to find another interview where he was so direct about a ref.


 

 

01 Feb 2024 20:06:30
Ed001 I was worried about the Chelsea and arsenal games. I know Chelsea have not been great this season but against the better side they have looked a lot better. But last night we was absolutely at our pressing best. I hope we perform like that Sunday and if we manage to get the 3 points the home game against City will be massive because if we can win them at home I just can't see us being stopped.
That would be the send off that Klopp deserves.
Early on in the season we where getting results a lot of times nowhere near our best but the last month or so we have started to really click and I am really excited about our future the amount of youth players coming through I can't remember so many at one time all my 40+ years as a fan.

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1.) 02 Feb 2024 09:32:07
Grino75 if we by some way get the win at the Emirates then, all bets are off cos City to me, will start to really worry about us. I really hope we do it.


 

 

27 Jan 2024 15:59:13
Ed001 I watched the the press conference on Thursday and there was no clue what was going to come the next day.
Do you think something has happened to force the statement because the timing does seem very strange then with all the other staff members announcing they would be leaving to.

I did not want it but thought Pep would take the job after Klopp but that's the only good news that comes out with all this.

All so ed I hope this doesn't affect the contract renewals that are coming up with Salah Trent and Virgil's deals all moving into the last year because with all the upheaval about to come off field I think we need them big players for a few more seasons to help with the transition.

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{Ed001's Note - I don't see the relevance of the other staff members leaving, they were always going to do so when Klopp went. The only reason to announce it now, rather than leave it, is to head off a leak I would say. Otherwise there is no reason to say anything.}


1.) 27 Jan 2024 19:13:03
Definitely think someone was going to leak the information otherwise as Ed says why say anything.


2.) 27 Jan 2024 21:20:16
Crazy how it was 3 Months with no information leaked and the media possibly get a sniff and we manage to get Klopp in the door and filmed and online before any journalist can broadcast it.


 

 

 

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27 Feb 2024 21:39:57
Am sure he can do a good job there even seven hag did ok there.

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12 Feb 2024 15:27:21
L8 he is a Liverpool fan so I think he would love to manage us didn’t only leave because of a fall out with Rafa when he tried forcing him out of the club to replace his Barry.
I think he will be the Liverpool manager next season but only time will tell.

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12 Feb 2024 13:34:17
Am not sure he would have a bigger affiliation to Madrid over us with this statement he made when playing for them.
am still a Liverpool fan and will be forever, absolutely" and that he will raise his Liverpool-born son as a Red supporter.

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28 Jan 2024 21:14:18
Kop that I see that as well he css as n leave this summer for us Madrid or Bayern.

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21 Dec 2023 21:16:06
I remember Klopp being asked if he would like to manage in Spain and he said no as he does not speak Spanish.
I think Liverpool will be the last club side Klopp manages I think he has stated he would like the German national job one day.
I think that will be his next job after us then he will be able to take a bit of a step back from everyday work.

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26 Feb 2024 12:42:23
S R I don’t think it would matter where he was his passing is awful and his timing of a tackle is even worse. Every time I see him play he is lucky to stay on the pitch.

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19 Feb 2024 06:46:26
Ed001 if everyone is fit what would be your midfield 3 be for me Jones and Sobs have to start so that Mac Allister Trent and Endo fighting for the Dm spot. I think the options of Trent in midfield and right back gives us more strength in depth am not one of the Trent can’t defend troop I just think his defensive job becomes so much harder when he plays that stupid inverted role. I think if he is going to do it then doing it from a sweeper role keeps our defensive shape much better. But all in all Ed if Trent does play right back I would much rather see him play how he did before getting crosses into the box.

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03 Feb 2024 15:57:53
Ed025 I thought we where class. Chelsea are a mess and with all these long stupid contracts and the price they have paid for must of them players I think in the long term FFP will come back to bite Chelsea very badly. They are ruining out of homegrown players to sell to cover all that money spent and come the summer when they need to balance the books again teams will just wait still the last minute to drive down prices. Out of all the players signed only Palmer value would have gone up the rest look like they would have fallen of a cliff so to get rid of most of them it’s going to be at massive losses.

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{Ed025's Note - i think your right Grino, the reds played well without being at their absolute best for me mate, but to be honest Chelsea offered very little and to me look a very poor side..


 

 

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29 Jan 2024 22:05:32
Stevie tell me why he sold Beardsley and replaced him with Saunders then.

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29 Jan 2024 06:33:58
Ed001 The best manager I know left a team very strong Sir Bob Paisley it was that strong I think am right in saying the next season it was the first English club to do a treble.

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