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01 Sep 2021 15:15:44
Ed001 Any news on a new contract for Mane And is Salah any closer to agreeing new terms.

grino75

{Ed001's Note - nothing yet mate and it is impossible to say, as negotiations like that can seem to be getting closer only to break down over even a minor point. Other ones seem to have big issues and yet they still get sorted.}


1.) 01 Sep 2021 16:01:07
Salah has to be a priority. He’s going to be difficult to replace otherwise.

{Ed0666's Note - not sure he stays. In my opinion he’ll be off in the summer. Even if he doesent go in the summer klopp is gonna have some rebuild to do.


2.) 01 Sep 2021 17:05:01
PSG seems likely.


3.) 01 Sep 2021 17:32:30
Would he leave on a free? Going to be difficult to find budget for a big signing without some big sales.


4.) 01 Sep 2021 17:47:20
Will we have any money to spend next summer? Or willl we have at least somethign as I doubt we have many leftto sell to buy now only minamino ox keita Phillips maybe they only bring 20/ 30 mil so we won’t have that much to spend if it’s sell to buy?


5.) 01 Sep 2021 18:05:12
Salah won’t sign imo. Unless we somehow win the UCL.


6.) 01 Sep 2021 20:10:48
Salah was supposed to be leaving every simmer since we signed him, including this one. The transfer window hasn't even been closed 24 hours yet and he's already off next summer.
Comical stuff.

{Ed025's Note - every simmer?, your not the policeman from allo allo are you flash mate?.. :)


7.) 01 Sep 2021 21:25:35
Somehow win the CL? You make it sound as tho those odds are long; they are not. Take the word "somehow" out of your statement. And i still disagree.


8.) 01 Sep 2021 21:51:01
Ed025 that is comedy gold my friend. Never change sir never change. 🤣🤣🤣.

{Ed025's Note - i cant even if i wanted to mick mate.. :)


9.) 01 Sep 2021 17:55:50
I think it's 50/ 50 as to whether he goes or not Ed0666. For all the reasons he may have to leave, I think there are as many compelling reasons for him to stay. He's made his name with this group, the group functions around his scoring ability, and he shows every sign that he's one of the big (if not the biggest) fish in this pond. Even he is smart enough to know that this is not guaranteed at any of the French, Spanish or German clubs he may be considering. There are other reasons, of course (money, new adventure, new titles etc etc), but this one i have cited is not mentioned enough.

{Ed0666's Note - I want him to stay so much I really do. But I also understand his need to leave from what my Egyptian friends in the media tell me surpass the usual reasons. Also I can appreciate if FSG don’t want an Ozil situation with Salah. Maybe Salah is not the player he was at 33/34 no sell on value and paying him circa 300k a week. We have to think clubs future before any sentiment for a player. I’m fully expecting a lot of slack for this post but I’m feeling really bullish today so bring it on 😂


10.) 01 Sep 2021 18:14:04
Anything you've heard that makes you think he'll leave Ed0666 or just the feeling your getting yourself?

{Ed0666's Note - my Egyptian friends comments mate. Nothing I can substantiate.


11.) 01 Sep 2021 18:24:11
Ed0666, I sincerely hope Salah stays, as I can’t see how we realistically replace him. The bloke is absolutely bonafide world class and the best winger to play for us since John Barnes, if what you say comes true then that will actually be a disastrous transfer window as opposed to a quiet one.

I genuinely can’t think of one winger, or even a forward, who is in our price range even remotely capable of bagging 20 goals a season (and before people say anything about Salah’s antecedents before joining us, he was banging then in at Roma and looked like he could step up), the likes of Mbappe and Haaland aren’t worth discussing as we can’t afford the wages or the related fees. I fear we’ll go back for Doku or Traore, both of whom are incapable of scoring goals in any great numbers.

{Ed0666's Note - I’m under the impression he won’t sign a contract that’s just my opinion and I hope I’m wrong. Again I have no evidence of this. I truly wake up to the news someday soon he signing new terms I really do because the guy is a magician on his day, literally in that 2nd Tier of elite footballers. Tier 1 being Ronaldo and Messi. I just don’t want us to give him 3 years and not 5.


12.) 02 Sep 2021 00:13:11
Salah will be signing a new contract.


13.) 02 Sep 2021 14:51:08
Salah doesn’t have an ounce of body fat, he looks after himself extremely well and I don’t think he’s overly reliant on pace. I think come 33/ 34/ 35 he’ll be well able to play as a striker and still deliver same way Ronaldo does. My only worry is I think Liverpool are happy enough to challenge for top honours. Salah seems the type who’d want to be at a club who sets out to win the title or CL and anything else is failure. He doesn’t have many medals for a player of his ability at his age.


14.) 02 Sep 2021 20:01:49
Have to agree with ED on this, I do think this will be his last season with us. Salah will be off and I think PSG will take him. I just hope PSG get big money for Mbappe and pay us big money for Salah as I think we really do need to strengthen in midfield and up front next window.

Ps, always lovely to hear from the ED’s and there has been some comedy gold on here recently from the fans - keep it up and keep being nice to our great ED’s!


15.) 02 Sep 2021 20:31:48
Salah has 2 years to run on his contract I believe so won’t be going for free in the summer.


16.) 02 Sep 2021 21:10:27
Salah signs, IMO.


17.) 02 Sep 2021 10:25:21
Ed0666, I'm not a cynic, but I do like to think I function with a good dose of realism. Suarez and Coutinho reconfirmed a good lesson. Even after signing new contracts, they waltzed off into the night with a new partner. As Ed002 always says, "footballers are transient employees". Realism. 🤷.

{Ed0666's Note - if he signs an extension I really do believe we’ll have him for life. Just my opinion. I don’t see anyone paying a fee and astronomical wages at 31/32 years of age for him. Again I could be wrong mate.


 

 

24 Aug 2021 14:23:52
Ed002 is it true an English side has contacted PSG about Mbappe And they are becoming more open to selling him.
I know they have said they think it's Liverpool but could you see city looking at signing him might be an easier deal than Kane. And with reports Ronaldo can go for €28m PSG might like Messi Ronaldo and Naymar. You can tell there is only a week left Ed.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - Manchester City have certainly considered Mbappe but I think it unlikely they will commit to the something like €200M transfer fee, huge signing on fee and huge wages. As I understand matters there has not been any offers just yet but an offer from Real Madrid will be made.

Ronaldo has been offered around with his agent being in England yesterday.}


1.) 24 Aug 2021 14:43:19
Yeah a few Spanish Journalists have said that Real Madrid are under the impression that the most significant interest along with themselves is from Liverpool.

I very much have my doubts, if we can't afford Bissouma then how on earth would we afford Mbappe. Pure guesswork.


2.) 24 Aug 2021 15:06:14
We have made no request to Mbappe's people or PSG. The only club in EPL to make contact was Man City as Ed002 has pointed out but it is funny watching our fans take the mickey out of ourselves on Twitter with hilarious quips about our interest. "Origi and a packet of crisps" apparently, or memes of Edwards being ejected from PSG offices, lol.


3.) 24 Aug 2021 15:22:14
Ronaldo is on his way to us, it makes sense 😁.


4.) 24 Aug 2021 16:17:17
Mbappe will not cost €200m, since he only has 1 year left on his contract. Prob more like €100m.

I personally think Mbappe at liverpool is a very long shot, but not totally out of this world.

When players like him and Haaland are available, it just might have changed the club's stands on transfers.

If Liverpool are in the picture, i more think it is for the next summer transfer window, even though i think its much more likely we get Haaland there.

{Ed002's Note - Haaland won’t be joining Liverpool and PSG would certainly not sell for €100M.}


5.) 24 Aug 2021 16:54:47
Mbappe will never play for us. EVER.


6.) 24 Aug 2021 16:40:51
ed002 where do you think Haaland will go next season, I would have thought Madrid will be in for him . Am surprised Madrid are not waiting for Mbappe for next season on a free.

{Ed002's Note - Madrid remains intent on adding EH Next year.}


7.) 24 Aug 2021 19:35:47
Grino, i think Madrid plans on transfer has always been Mbappe this transfer window and Haaland the next year summer transfer window. They are looking to build the galacticos again.


8.) 24 Aug 2021 20:07:14
Ed002 with regards to PSG being willing to maybe sell Mbappe for 100 million euros, what kind of wages would he likey command?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - They will not be selling him for €100M and PSG want him to agree a new long term deal and are willing to offer him €750k per week for a minimum two year extension.}


9.) 24 Aug 2021 20:24:30
Sorry ed002 re-read your previous reply and they would not sell for 100 million.

{Ed002's Note - No problem, the money involved will be huge but an offer is coming this week.}


10.) 24 Aug 2021 23:21:50
Considering PSG have turned down £160 million I'd say they won't take £100 million. Maybe we can offer £160 million and £1?
Just means FSG will have to check down the back of the sofas, add £250 to each pie sold on match day, and mug old grannies walking past the Kop.


 

 

23 Aug 2021 12:10:34
ed002 is there any clubs looking at Sheyi Ojo. Did he do any good last season on loan at Cardiff I think he made 28 starts and played is part in 44 league games out of 46 so that seem good only 5 goals and 7 Assists but am not sure how they did Cardiff.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - Sheyi Ojo is really Championship fodder - I would expect a loan as there seems to be no real interest from anyone looking to buy him.}


1.) 23 Aug 2021 14:04:57
Ed 002 I recall you mention at one time he was noted as one of top 5 youngsters in the world. What went wrong for him?

{Ed002's Note - He was really well liked but it has gone downhill as he has not settled anywhere and there have been off-field issues.}


2.) 23 Aug 2021 14:27:52
Does it look likely that we will sign anybody. We have a great squad but feel a midfielder may be needed. Thanks in advance. You guys do great work.


3.) 23 Aug 2021 14:27:52
Does it look likely that we will sign anybody. We have a great squad but feel a midfielder may be needed. Thanks in advance. You guys do great work.

{Ed002's Note - It will largely depend on money now. For example, the wages for Saul pretty much kill any chance of a move.}


4.) 23 Aug 2021 15:53:49
Ed002
Are we looking for an established midfielder like Saul/ Bissouma or an potential top player in the game in years to come like Camavinga?
What do you think?

YNWA.

{Ed002's Note - Camavinga is not moving to Liverpool. Liverpool cannot afford Bissouma without taking on considerable debt and Saul's wages would be an issue.}


5.) 23 Aug 2021 16:26:47
ed002 are athletico still looking to sell Saul with him starting there first 2 games.

{Ed002's Note - they need to get his wages off the book.}


6.) 23 Aug 2021 19:39:57
The only clubs looking at Saúl Ñíguez now in the EPL are Man Utd and Chelsea. He wants more than our pay structure will permit so there's no way we'll buy him. I think Chelsea's immediate aim is to get Jules Koundé across the line, sell Zouma to WHU and then perhaps think about SN. Man Utd seems a distinct possibility. Tottenham isn't looking at him they're buying Pape Sarr and Adama Traoré (as Madueke is not available) . We are not known to be in any conversations for any further players to come in BUT my understanding (rumours) is that we are waiting until the January window for a major deal. Make of that what you will.


7.) 23 Aug 2021 20:14:03
Ed002 could you see Chelsea paying Saul the wages he wanted or would that cause problems with some of there players. Because I think that would be Liverpool’s biggest problem not paying his wages but him being on more than players that are more important in the squad.

{Ed002's Note - Players do not typically have a problem with what other players earn - certainly I am not aware of that at Chelsea. Their problem, like many clubs, sees the youngsters wanting guarantees of game time which they do not give - and that is the reason for some of the 30 departures so far this summer.}


8.) 23 Aug 2021 22:03:05
Ed002 for the wages he is on and will want do you think it’s a bit much his a very good player but that level of wages I don’t think his quite at that level as that is putting him up there with some of the very best and I think he maybe just at the level below them. But football is about opinions and most people’s are different.

{Ed002's Note - Right, he is a very, very good player in a world of a reasonably small number of similar players, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic might be a good example. Age wise is is hitting his prime. If Liverpool could find a way to strike a deal it would really make a difference.}


 

 

22 Aug 2021 23:06:24
Ed002 if we where to sign just one more player what position would Klopp most want Midfielder or versatile forward.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - Klopp wanted Sanches who is a midfield player so you would think that would be the preference.}


1.) 23 Aug 2021 11:31:52
If we were to get bissouma or a ruben neves it can free up elliot and curtis jones to play attacking roles as well as fitting in midfield roles, both of them players strength is attacking more than controlling . In attack mo, mane, jota, taki, origi, Bobby we are stacked up front unless a couple leave .


2.) 23 Aug 2021 12:21:45
Neves would get no where near our side. He would be about 9th choice.


3.) 23 Aug 2021 12:36:21
I think neves is still a great player, passing on point, shooting from range excellent, he will graft, and with world class talent around him he will thrive .


4.) 23 Aug 2021 12:40:23
Still hoping for that Bissouma deal. I personally think we are covered for the front positions.

Bissouma will upgrade the midfield.

The forward will be a depth player and I still want to see what minamino can do. Could still be a real talent there. In the afcon, Elliott, firmino, Jota is also a pretty decent front three for the 2 games or whatever.

Overall though, even if nobody comes. Still looking forward to the season ahead.


5.) 23 Aug 2021 12:43:14
Hailstones-I think I read something recently that his long shooting is one of the worst success percentages in the league. He obviously shoots a hell of a lot and has scored a couple of crackers.


6.) 23 Aug 2021 12:51:55
I’m often surprised by the players people believe are good enough when balanced against the view of the players we have in situ.

Neves is a decent midfielder. He is not close to being a regular starter for Liverpool. As an experiment remember two years ago. Think how you rated Thiago of Bayern (one of the worlds best CM’s) compared to Gini? Most people would’ve laughed at you if you rated Gini higher than Thiago. Now ask that question?

The grass isn’t greener and players aren’t always better.

At some point, injuries notwithstanding, we will see exactly how good Naby can be. Many of us know how good he is, but I hope we get a ten game run so people can see that a midfield that is made of a three from Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson, Naby, Elliott, Jones, Milner and Ox is pretty strong. We honestly aren’t desperate to add to it, especially not players like Neves….

If we can ship out Nat and Origi it wouldn’t surprise me to see a wide player (pace + goal threat) added.


7.) 23 Aug 2021 11:59:43
ed002 do you think Elliot's form in midfield might have changed Klopp's mind as I don't think people see him coming back to us and playing in the midfield 3.

{Ed002's Note - Sanches is out injured for a few weeks so won't be joining this summer.}


8.) 23 Aug 2021 18:43:41
Don't wish injury on any player, but glad he's out right now, we don't need his deal. His style always reminded me of Lazar Markovich, he didn't really fit in.

Bissouma would provide a certain bite to I don't think I seen since certain Mascherano played for us.


 

 

17 Aug 2021 10:25:51
do we hold any interest in Ilaix Moriba seen a few reports today linking us with him. Not seen him play so don't know how good he is but reports his a very good young player.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - Ilaix Moriba (CM/DM) Barcelona fended off interest from Chelsea when he was 16 and the sustained recent interest of RBL who offered a structured career growth option when he turned 18 in January by explaining they would sell if his €100M release clause was met. He is playing in Spain, and for Spain, initially under the Cotonou Agreement but for Barcelona he is reufusing a contract extension and has for now been relegated to the B squad. He and his agent need to think about what is best for the player - Barcelona will listen if Chelsea return with a very good offer or Manchetser City follow up on their declaration of interest. Manchester United, PSG and others have sent scouts to watch him.}


 

 

 

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20 Sep 2021 20:56:00
Any of the Ed's know if we are in talks with Mane over a new contract. All the talk of Salah and I get his contract needs sorting out but Mane only has the same amount of times. I hope the club sort both players out but there seems to be no talk of Mane talks.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know the situation with his contract.}


1.) 21 Sep 2021 14:01:47
Quite surprised how low down Mane is on the weekly wages compared to the rest of the squad.


 

 

19 Sep 2021 11:44:18
Ed001 sad news about Jimmy Greaves England's greatest ever goal scorer arguably the greatest player ever. Was the only player Shanks use to change his tactics for because he was that good.
God knows what his goal record would be in today's game playing on the pitches and the rule changes would love to see what Ronaldo and Messi would do back then they would be lucky if there goal record was half of what it is now.

grino75

{Ed001's Note - I don't think anyone would have ever argued Greaves was England's greatest player ever, he wasn't even the greatest in his era. A brilliant goalscorer though. For me though, it is his personality that is going to be most missed. Saint and Greavsie was essential watching as a kid.}


1.) 19 Sep 2021 12:18:53
I wish I’d seen him play.
His goal record is amazing.
A lad in the office, 10 years older than me, always said that Jimmy Greaves was the best striker that Britain has ever had.
He looked sharper and more mobile than Kane.
He seemed a great guy too, you’re right there Ed.
Legend for sure. RIP Greavsie.


2.) 19 Sep 2021 13:11:17
I was very fortunate to grow up watching players like Greaves, Stjohn, Best, Law etc. Different generation of players performing on what today would be called Sunday park pitches. My dad took me to lots of games and he always said Greaves was one of the greatest strikers he ever saw play, with the exception of Duncan Edwards who sadly never reached his potential.
RIP Greavsie.


3.) 19 Sep 2021 13:40:27
In my younger days you had Greaves and Law, you either supported Greaves, or Law, but never both. My favourite player was Greaves.

{Ed0666's Note - I never got to watch him play unfortunately but jeez Louise he was special on Saint & Greavsie. What a show that was. Easily the best football show ever. And a lot of the success of the programme was down to the off the cuff hunour of the late great James Greaves. RIP.


4.) 19 Sep 2021 15:35:15
Just have a look at the goals he used to score. He was no tap in merchant, he had pace, skill, technique and a hell of a shot on him. True legend of the game and I’ll always fondly remember Saint and Greavsie. Far better than rubbish like Soccer AM.


5.) 19 Sep 2021 15:41:58
As Ed0666 said S&G the best football show EVER.


6.) 19 Sep 2021 19:41:40
I just tried to explain to the wife about Saint and Hreeves on Saturday TV… I loved it. they were like a comedy act but talking football.
If only we could have something like that again.
As others said I too never got to see him play live… but he wa an out an out goal scorer…

RIP Jimmy a comedy / football genius.


7.) 19 Sep 2021 21:02:56
I remember when they used to do the predictions for league and cups and Greavsie tipped us for the lot including the boat race the grand national class R. I. P matey thanks for the memories.


8.) 20 Sep 2021 12:43:00
loved Saint and Greavsie as a kid too.


 

 

15 Sep 2021 14:29:57
Woolback I don't know how to sort this out but more than happy if somehow we can sort it out. My seat is in the main stand upper.

grino75

1.) 15 Sep 2021 15:22:31
ticketing.liverpoolfc.com

I believe you go to there, log in and go to ‘My Account’, then ‘Tickets’ and then ‘Distribute’, at which point you’d need the persons name and email, and then they do the rest:)

If you’d like to contact me on something more convenient than this page then let me know!


2.) 15 Sep 2021 16:09:45
You go to the ticketing area of the LFC website, log in, go to ‘My account’, then ‘Tickets’, then ‘Distribute’, at which point you’ll need my details and i’ll need to do the rest:)

Would you like to contact me via text/ email or whatever’s easiest instead of doing it on here?


3.) 15 Sep 2021 20:42:25
Sorry buddy father in law died only just seen your message.

{Ed025's Note - sorry to hear that grino, best wishes to your family from all the ED,s mate..


4.) 15 Sep 2021 20:58:20
My friend don’t be silly, absolutely no need to apologise whatsoever. Many things far more important than life than football and that is a truly awful thing to have happened to you and your family. Sending you all the best and my thoughts are with you, hoping the Reds can turn it around and give you a bit of comfort. YNWA.


5.) 15 Sep 2021 21:36:47
Cheers Woolback still gutted my ticket went to waste did not want any money for it just did not want that empty seat in the ground. Try to give to my brother but his boss would not give him the day off as we are 2:30 away.


 

 

14 Sep 2021 21:43:32
Ed0666 you at the match tomorrow night?

grino75

{Ed0666's Note - unfortunately not mate I haven’t been to Anfield since pre-pandemic. How about you?


1.) 14 Sep 2021 23:23:39
Was gna try and get a ticket on the Liverpool Postcode release on monday morning but i was that knackered i slept through the release😭 always next time ey.


2.) 15 Sep 2021 06:18:32
Got a ticket Ed can’t go now family sickness.

{Ed0666's Note - I hope all is well soon mate.


3.) 15 Sep 2021 08:40:14
Cheers Ed not much chance of that unfortunately. I don’t know how to give my ticket away so shame as it’s just going to waste.


4.) 15 Sep 2021 11:57:12
I believe you can simply give it someone else via the new system they have providing the person is registered, that's what my mates have done the first few games of this season. I’d be happy to take it off your hands and compensate you accordingly 😅.


5.) 15 Sep 2021 12:19:05
Also my apologies i’ve only just read this properly, i’m so sorry to hear that a member of your family is unwell, stay strong sending you all the best. YNWA.


 

 

13 Sep 2021 21:19:24
Ed001 see Neville and Carragher arguing who's the best player ever Ronaldo or Messi. Both great players but I don't see them as nowhere near the best players ever I would have loved to see there goal record in Italy in the 80s and 90s Maradona in this day and age would have been unstoppable Pele was before my time but 3 world cups and he got kicked out of the only one he did not win and maybe if he hadn't England might not have 1. In my time it has to be Maradona and for the World Cup 98 the the euro 2000 Zidane played football like I have never seen before or since so for me both better players. Ed001 who's your choice.

grino75

{Ed001's Note - it is a tough one but neither Messi nor Ronaldo are even in the running for me. From the ones I saw during my time, it has to be Maradona.}


1.) 13 Sep 2021 22:29:58
I thought it was well known that the best player ever was Glenn Whelan?


2.) 13 Sep 2021 22:37:11
Spot on, OP and Ed. Neither even make my top 8 of the ones I have seen.


3.) 13 Sep 2021 22:47:52
I couldn't agree more SR👍.


4.) 13 Sep 2021 23:10:52
Peak Maradona was a couple of years before my time but I loved watching Ronaldinho at Barcelona, for a couple of years he was just a joy to watch.


5.) 13 Sep 2021 23:13:45
Pele, Maradonna, Cruyff, Beckenbauer are the best footballers I've seen personally.


6.) 13 Sep 2021 23:37:13
You can really name 8 better players than Messi?


7.) 13 Sep 2021 23:46:46
Gary Neville at it again, the most biased pundit going.


8.) 14 Sep 2021 01:12:04
It's really hard to compare players from very different eras. The old pitches were often awful and players such as Pele and Maradona regularly had the crap kicked out of them.
But, players like Messi are playing in an era where the general standard of the opposition is fitter, faster and more professional IMO.
I'm old enough to have watched the Liverpool side of the 70's in the flesh but have never watched an international game or travelled to Europe to see the top players perform so my analysis comes from what I've watched on screen the same as most others.
For me, Messi is in the top 3 along with Maradona and Pele, but I couldn't put them in any particular order.


9.) 13 Sep 2021 23:50:23
Zidane. Cue the kicking.


10.) 14 Sep 2021 05:40:10
Best player I have ever seen live was the Belfast Boy.

Best player I’m my lifetime was Pele, sublime footballer, supreme athlete and tough as nails - played in the days when the game was physical and never shirked anything.

For me, Pele, Best, Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Baresi and Gerd Muller although with the exception of the first two it might look different tomorrow.

{Ed001's Note - how old are you???}


11.) 14 Sep 2021 06:14:24
The biggest thing Ronaldo and Messi have on their side is longevity. Whether you rate them or hate them both have been at world class or elite level for a far more sustained time than any of other players that could be named as challengers.
You can’t argue with the players named above though with regards to how good they were in their peak it’s such a shame that a few of them for one reason or another only hit peak for a few years over a career.

{Ed001's Note - not having to face career-threatening challenges on a regular basis must have contributed to that longevity, so we should probably be glad of the rule changes to protect flair players for that.}


12.) 14 Sep 2021 06:32:02
Ed001 great shout that mate. Football over the decades has definitely moved on and not just those career ending challenges. Think how far medical science, nutrition, strength and conditioning programmes etc have changed also. Plus not drinking 15 pints after a game couple of times a week must help.

{Ed001's Note - agreed, just a shame the likes of Best, Pele and Maradona didn't have those advantages too, plus the better pitches to showcase their skills. Though Stanley Matthews did and he carried on into his 50s, he was obsessive over his conditioning and training.}


13.) 14 Sep 2021 09:17:02
There's only one George BEST! For that brief period in his career, he was the man, absolutely unplayable. They tried it all to stop but couldn't. I appreciate he didn't have a full career such as Pele but when that great man comes out and says Bestie was the best player he had ever seen, well that will do for me and what a surname too! Sure it was written in the stars.


14.) 14 Sep 2021 09:49:09
I’d have to go with Maradona. Just mind boggling watching him!


15.) 14 Sep 2021 09:59:45
Maradona was special, a player like that I don't think we'll ever see again but never say never I suppose. My favourite is Cruyff personally.


16.) 14 Sep 2021 10:36:37
It’s only ever attacking players that are mentioned when the discussion is who is the best player ever, never goalies or defenders for some reason.
There are some truly special players around in this generation including ronaldo and Messi but you never see VVD mentioned, who is the best defender of this generation and has got to be in the discussion for best defender ever?
Having said all that, it’s got to be maradona for me.


17.) 14 Sep 2021 10:43:46
Some amazing players have been before us but u can’t say Ronaldo and messi aren’t well up there! Their goal rate and stats are unreal! Ronaldo has done it in every league he’s been in so does he edge messi? It’s a hard one!
Are they better then maradonna pele etc? Hard to ever say all different playing times pitches tackles balls and so on!
Could be a long time before we see greats like these again!
And I couldn’t give a toss what rat boy and spit have to say both clowns!


18.) 14 Sep 2021 12:02:38
Ed01, I was born in 1955. First match was apparently in 160 but can’t really remember it as I wasn’t quite 5. Went to nearly all home games and @ 50 - 60% of away games from late 1960s until 1988 when I moved away overseas. Was back in the UK from 93 to 96 and got to a few games but moved out to Australia in 99 and these days mostly watch through Optus, LFC TV and streaming.

{Ed001's Note - not old enough to witness the Liddellpool era then, but only a couple of hundred years younger than Ed025!}


19.) 14 Sep 2021 12:57:10
And 160 was 1960 of course.


20.) 14 Sep 2021 12:50:23
Just a bit before my time - I may have seen him play but if I did I can’t remember him. Was a couple of years later when I start remembering games.

{Ed001's Note - shame that, my grandad always said he was the best to ever wear a Liverpool shirt.}


 

 

 

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05 Sep 2021 20:49:43
Ed0666 I said earlier on today I love Salah been great since his been here but if he has asked for £500k a week he needs to be sold. Paying him that would set the benchmark for all are players signing new contracts and new signings putting the club in long term trouble. And it does not look good to me Salah asking for that in the middle of C.V. when people losing jobs the clubs are losing millions you see players of clubs in other countries Taking pay cuts and premier league players still getting there full wages.
Looks like pure greed.
But I do not believe 98% of crap in the papers so I hope they can agree new contract with Mo.

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31 Aug 2021 13:59:43
I think to plan for all your centre backs to be injured because it happened once is over kill. If we do not suffer 3 injuries at the same time then there is a good chance Phillips won't get no game time.

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30 Aug 2021 09:38:18
I was at the match Saturday and I don't know how people are given are players stick even before Chelsea went down to 10 men they was set up to defend. Chelsea have a lot of very good players and are very well organised they scored with a great header from a corner against the run of play and as city found out last season they are very hard to break down. For me they played like Burnley the week before with the new rule changes for this season it has evened the playing field up the last few seasons it has definitely favoured the attackers with fouls given for next to nothing this season its going to be harder to score with less pens and freekicks given to attacking players.
But to give Mane stick he had to get past 3 players most of the game. On the other side we had 3 player attacking with Salah Trent and Elliott all down that side. Mane did not have as much support Robbo did not get up as much as Trent and the Midfielders did not go over the like Elliott did on the right.

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29 Aug 2021 22:00:24
Ed025 we have paid a lot in agent fees but the that is not why we are skint are owners don’t put money into the club with the money for the new stand new training ground and to cover the costs from when the owners first took over. They was never going to put money in just for the out of there pocket that’s not what they do.
But they have done a great job from where the club was till now in the time they have been there. I think to many fans are are forgetting what a state we was in.
We still have one of the best teams in the world and over the past 3 season I think only city have stopped us from dominating because of the money pumped into them but that is not a normal it’s only City Chelsea and PSG that had happened to.

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24 Aug 2021 23:42:15
I don’t think he is what we need at all in midfield Elliott Ox and Naby can play his role and in attack he plays from the left where Mane and Jota play. So I don’t think he is what we need if we are going to add a player for midfield it is more of a ball winning box to box type forward I think we need somebody that can play through the middle. Is he all so not coming back from a knee injury.
Please not.

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16 Sep 2021 22:22:50
You can get the Mersey rail to near the ground about 15 minute walk Sandhills station. I normally get an Uber if am in the Center.

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15 Sep 2021 21:36:47
Cheers Woolback still gutted my ticket went to waste did not want any money for it just did not want that empty seat in the ground. Try to give to my brother but his boss would not give him the day off as we are 2:30 away.

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15 Sep 2021 20:42:25
Sorry buddy father in law died only just seen your message.

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15 Sep 2021 08:40:14
Cheers Ed not much chance of that unfortunately. I don’t know how to give my ticket away so shame as it’s just going to waste.

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15 Sep 2021 06:18:32
Got a ticket Ed can’t go now family sickness.

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{Ed0666's Note - I hope all is well soon mate.