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10 Dec 2019 22:41:43
Ed001 do we have any interest in Minamino he looked Klopp type player in both games against us. not seen him play any more than them 2 games but the lad never stopped running and seemed to have a good football brain with the runs he made. I think he would be a great back up to Mane and salah.


{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of.}

1.) 11 Dec 2019 04:18:53
I was thinking a great back up to Firmino. But yeah.

2.) 11 Dec 2019 11:56:39
I would love Minimino. I think he would be a fantastic signing to provide injury cover and depth as well as help push for competition in the side. Only watched him twice, but thoroughly impressed, reminds me of Kagawa before he left Dortmund and ruined his careers.

I genuinely think Liverpool had one of the harder groups this year, Salzburg are a fantastic team and if they don't get ripped apart in the summer transfer window I could see them performing well again next season.

3.) 11 Dec 2019 17:12:50
Hopefully they can stop ManU back dooring another easy route to CL like a few years ago!

4.) 12 Dec 2019 08:54:50
You have seen only two games and think he would be good back up
that is some real dangerous scouting there mate lol
tbh he looks good but players often raise their game when playing a big team so to speak and so be careful after two games wanting to sign someone.

5.) 12 Dec 2019 09:22:07
Paul Joyce reporting this morning that we’ll try for him in January. Be a great signing if we could get it over the line.

6.) 12 Dec 2019 09:38:26
Morning eds n reds

Like all of you i've only seen him in the two games against us but he seems the sort of player klopp likes. he's quick, some skill and never stops running. Ed2, Janes Pearce is reporting we will bid for him. I know you have answered already, but is there any change.

Cheers all.

{Ed002's Note - Augsburg were keen in the summer and at one time Everton and Dynamo Moscow had scouts look at Takumi Minamino. His agent and a third party lawyer have held discussions recently with Werder Bremen about the player and seemingly Liverpool are interested, but I am not aware of any offer being made just yet.}

7.) 12 Dec 2019 09:42:04
just seen on sky sports we are in for him and he has a £7.25m release clause that would be a right bargain. in this day and age.

{Ed002's Note - Any "release clause" would be irrelevant for Liverpool.}

8.) 12 Dec 2019 09:56:13
There ya go now it's reported we are in for him for 7mil in the January window.

9.) 12 Dec 2019 09:56:45
According to Paul Joyce of the times Klopp is a driving force for a 7milliion move this January.

10.) 12 Dec 2019 11:12:54
ed002 is every release clause the same I know you have said in the summer about Julian Brandt release clause being for German clubs only but I don't get why Minamino would have one for the same league as he is in as he is all ready at the best club there.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained the situation with realse clauses, buy out clauses and termination clauses on many occasions. Firmino had a €25M "release" clause but Liverpool paid far mor for the player.}

11.) 12 Dec 2019 11:57:26
Thanks ed2. Going to be a busy day for you .



27 Sep 2019 22:30:45
Ed001 is it true Liverpool have triggered one-year contract extension clause Joel matip's contract.


{Ed001's Note - I don't know, they have been trying to get him to sign a new deal for a while, so that would suggest no deal could be done.}



25 Aug 2019 16:52:50
ed002 has the interest in lovren gone or do you expect him to move before the window closes all so are rangers back in for kent see something about a loan to buy at the end of the season cheers again ed.


{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed with Lovren really - the interest remains but Roma have looked at others as Liverpool want a straight sale. Besiktas see him as a cheap option but have not pushed as I under stand it and Milan see Devan Lovren (CB) as a cheap option to preferred targets given the significant issues there are in Milan but Liverpool rejected an approach. Bayer Leverkusen need to do something as they had a young English player as first choice and lost out, a young Welsh player as second choice but he is not really ready to step up and Laurent Koscielny as a back stop. DL is seen as a cheap back stop, and would rather someone younger and would likely want a loan.}

1.) 25 Aug 2019 20:00:39
I'd hope that we can keep lovren for this season if he is willing to wait another year before moving on. He's a great experienced option to have as backup and with us pushing this season to finally win that elusive league I hope he can be convinced to play his part when needed with the promise that next summer he will be given full control to choose his future.

We won't be realistically seeing a massive difference in his financial worth over 12 months so unless he is adamant he wants out this summer it would be sensible to try and keep him for now. Another year of development with van den berg and Hoever might see them being ready next season to replace lovren as first team option and if not then we will have time to pursue signing a lovren replacement.

I guess it all hinges on lovrens personal wishes right now and we should respect his choice as he's been a good servant to the club over the years. Any idea ED what his standing is? Is he pushing for transfer this year or would he be willing to remain a squad player for another season?

{Ed002's Note - He is getting older and wants to play regularly.}

2.) 25 Aug 2019 21:43:08
Considering his age, it should be a sale. If it's a loan, then it should be with an obligation to buy.

3.) 25 Aug 2019 22:24:04
I have respect for him wanting to play regularly and looking to take a step down in quality of team to achieve that and fully support him if he wants out. He's still got a potential 4 or 5 years that he can play in a top league so I'm hoping he can decide to give us another year before departing, . I'm sure any potential transfer this summer hinges on whether klopp feels that one of the youngsters can be competent enough to be used.



14 Aug 2019 08:13:03
Ed001 have we ever shown any interest in psv pair Hirving Lozano and Steven Bergwijn and what do you think about the pair of them .


{Ed001's Note - no and neither look good enough to me.}

1.) 15 Aug 2019 12:36:32
ED1- was it not yourself who championed Lozano for a while? Or was that ED2?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know. I did think he might be a decent bet after seeing a few performances, but I don't remember recommending him for Liverpool. He looks very good when you watch a game, but if you sit and watch him play, like I did recently for his profile, his flaws are massively evident.}

2.) 15 Aug 2019 20:36:38
Sometimes you have to watch a player closely to make a proper judgement. I had non- Liverpool (and Liverpool) fans who used to think Luis Garcia was amazing, I personally found him infuriating to watch, similarly it’s the opposite with Firmino.



29 Jul 2019 16:36:06
ed002 have your heard of any interest in Francois Kamano from Liverpool? thanks.


{Ed002's Note - I haven’t but I am aware of talks with Torino and Sampdoria.}

1.) 29 Jul 2019 21:25:01
Shame would be a good addition.




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21 Jan 2020 12:36:14
ed001 come the summer do you think we might add to the forwards in the squad with looking to the Afcon Salah and mane will be a massive loss. I know we will have Origi Minamino and may be Shaqiri. If they go a long way in the Afcon, that's a long time for just 3 Forwards in January with all the games that seem to come. that time could make or break are season. and I can I ask why they run the Afcon every 2 years rather than 4 like most other international tournaments is it just a money thing to try to bring more money into the region. If so with all the money in Fifa should not more go there to help the game over there in some of the poorest countries in the world.


{Ed001's Note - I have no idea why Afcon is every 2 years sorry. As for the summer, a lot will depend on how Brewster gets on, as he was seen as a back up before picking up injuries. It is only 3 players gone for a month and one of them is always injured. If we can't cope without the other two for a short period like that, then we really don't deserve to win anything.

The most important effect is not really related to Liverpool as such, but I can't see many European teams wanting to recruit too many African players. It is basically putting a quota on African players in Europe, as no team is going to want to have more than 2 or 3 in their squad. Especially the teams with less money, that would otherwise have considered dipping into the market for a bargain.}



18 Jan 2020 08:11:09
ed001 I have a question for you with Trent turning into one of the best right backs in the world, who was your favourite right back for the club. Am just a little to young remember Phil Neal properly so mine would be Steve Nicol. the most unlucky would be Rob Jones who would have been a great right back if not for his back Injury and would have been England's right back a head of Gary Neville in my opinion.


{Ed001's Note - I would agree with you completely, except that Trent has become my favourite now, over Nicol. Nicol as often played in midfield or left-back though.}

1.) 18 Jan 2020 10:21:58
Steve Finnan.

2.) 18 Jan 2020 11:21:52
There's not been too many in my time as a supporter as it's been a fairly consistant position for us. I'd rank them as below
1. Trent
2. Arbeloa
3. Finnan
4. Johnson
5. The training mannequins
6. Clyne.

{Ed001's Note - bit harsh on the training mannequins to be below Johnson!}

3.) 18 Jan 2020 11:45:46
Steve Nicol once scored a hat trick, and I'm pretty sure it was from right back.
He was absurdly talented and TAA has a little way to go yet to reach those lofty standards.

{Ed001's Note - he was brilliant but he wasn't the best ambassador for the club off the pitch when he came along to a charity event and just stood at the bar downing pints and making no attempt to actually do any more. He was there to represent the club and literally just showed his face. It was very disappointing.}

4.) 18 Jan 2020 12:24:17
Johnson or Clyne should jostle for the 5/ 6 spots along with the training mannequins, IMO. Steve Finnan was my fav. until TAA showed up, tho. Brilliant FB who could both attack and defend effectively.

5.) 18 Jan 2020 18:05:28
No one remember Marcus Babbel?

6.) 18 Jan 2020 18:12:17
Babel was pretty decent for us at rb. Surprised Clyne and Johnson are ahead in most people's list. Didn't he score the winner in the uefa Cup final once?

Finnan was my favourite but trent now.

7.) 19 Jan 2020 14:05:39
I didn’t know that Steve Nichol was a knob off the pitch but it doesn’t surprise me as he comes across as a total dickhead as a pundit.

For the real oldies, Chris Lawler was a star right back as was Phil Neal. But Rob Jones had the class to be a true Liverpool and England legend if it wasn’t for the injury that ended his career prematurely. I read recently that he is a mentor to Neco Williams - lucky boy.



10 Jan 2020 08:27:01
ed002 this is more an England fan question with Silva out of contract do you see City buying a replacement or will Foden get the chance to move up the pecking order and start games more. And how good is he is he better than mount and Maddison and if so do you think Southgate will take him in the summer. Cheers ed.


{Ed002's Note - Manchester City are actively seeking a replacement for David Silva. I have no way to realistically compare these players but all are well thought of. Perhaps you should ask on the Manchester City page?}

1.) 10 Jan 2020 13:42:04
It'll take them a lifetime to find a replacement.

2.) 10 Jan 2020 20:17:12
They replaced Yaya Toure with De Brunye and Bernardo Silva so I'm guessing they might do just fine!

3.) 11 Jan 2020 00:17:04
You would be surprised what money buys. My guess b Silva drops back sancho returns. but what would I know.

4.) 11 Jan 2020 08:55:05
Lol Toure was easy to replace, there's plenty of players out there with more quality. Silva was/ is still at times on another level, replacing him will NOT be easy, he's a genious on the pitch.

5.) 11 Jan 2020 20:45:17
Salah's right. The system is made for him. Amazing player. I think they'll get someone brilliant to replace him. That could mean chances for foden as the new guys gets used to the Premier league.



02 Jan 2020 00:32:25
ed001 what's your thoughts on Jack Grealish. I think if we could get him in the summer he would be a great replacement for Lallana if he leaves, can play left of the the front 3 and number 8 and 10. cheers ed.
massive game tomorrow would great to end a great year with a win.


{Ed001's Note - why do we need to replace Lallana? Elliott is there and Jones. Grealish is the most overrated player around.}

1.) 02 Jan 2020 06:12:39
He looks kinda cool (I don't know how to put it in words, mind me) when touches the ball or runs, but I couldn't see much other than that though. He's a captain, but I don't think he contributes enough.

I'm struggling with words right now, but basically what I'm trying to say is I agree with Ed01.

2.) 02 Jan 2020 07:36:00
Do you mean start the year with a win Grino? 2019 is now 2020. I fear too much sherry has been imbibed.

3.) 02 Jan 2020 09:29:35
Grealish is playing in a team where he has a tonne of freedom to do whatever he wants and not bother about repercussions of him having repeated poor performances or if he does not track back after losing the ball, which he does a lot.

Also, he is invisible whenever he does not have the ball. These are all the things that would never be tolerated at LFC and by Herr Jurgen. Moral of the story? Nowhere near good enuff to even be on LFC's bench, IMO.

4.) 02 Jan 2020 09:56:33
To be fair to Jack he ain't coming to sit on our bench. We have keita and aoc who are both as skillful and have a better end product.

On another note. I got a dog for Xmas slightly belated. I called him Bobby! And he is well hard, pretty sure he's the alpha male as I slept under the bed last night!

5.) 02 Jan 2020 11:20:34
Grealish wouldn’t get a game. He wouldn’t come just to play in the Carabao Cup and vs Everton when we rest the entire team.

6.) 02 Jan 2020 11:35:09
My point, exactly LiverpoolFC8. If he won't get a game and won't come to sit on our bench (where I think he belongs at best) then what would he be doing here? Might as well give Elliott and Jones the game time cos at least they know the system and can contribute.

{Ed002's Note - And Liverpool has no interest in him.}

7.) 02 Jan 2020 12:55:58
I think playing for Klopp and with better players would make grealish a better player. He wouldn't start for us but could be half decent squad player. Problem with Grealish is he's Villa's main man and they won't sell him on the cheap, no1 team will take a 70mil risk on him.

8.) 02 Jan 2020 13:38:11
Ed02, that always helps. Thanks.



28 Dec 2019 21:07:06
ed001 with City fall from grace this season do you see Pep pulling his magic trick now his got to build a team and disappearing again. I don't know all his signings but the only 2 that I can think I would want in are squad are Silva LaPorte and Leroy Sane if he signed him all the rest have been very underwhelming for the money spent.


{Ed001's Note - hard to say. This is his chance to finally put to bed all the arguments and prove himself to be a top class manager, rather than just lucky to have been handed teams so much better than anyone else. If he leaves without at least attempting a rebuild then he proves all his doubters wrong.

I hope he stays, as I am very much unconvinced by him either way and would like to know for sure if he is as good as people keep telling me he is or if he has just had it all given to him. This is the first time he had had genuine competition and you only find out how good a manager is when they have to manage through adversity.}

1.) 28 Dec 2019 22:55:24
Surely he can't expect (or possibly even want) to continue going from established front runner to established front runner across Europe for 3-4 years at a time for the rest of his career without settling?

At some point he has to build. The relatively small rebuild City need is surely the best shot he's going to get?

2.) 29 Dec 2019 00:18:40
I think he’s a very good coach. He took City to a level never seen before in the Premier League. I know he spent lots of money but if it were that easy Everton would be top of the league right now.
I’d like to see him take a job like Mourinho has just done. That kind of upper mid table club with potential but not the huge spending power he’s used to and see if he can turn them into serious contenders.
That would then convince me he’s one of the best in the world. Like I said he is a very good coach but it’s difficult to say how good as he always coaches the teams with the most resources which does make it easier.

{Ed025's Note - but to be fair BP the same could be levelled at klopp, without the rescources to buy the likes of VVD, alisson and keita do you think liverpool would be where they are?, its not all about the money...but 95% of it is mate..

3.) 28 Dec 2019 22:23:27
You mean he proves his doubters 'right'ed1.

{Ed001's Note - yes sorry.}

4.) 29 Dec 2019 07:59:48
ed0025 but with Klopp its hard to think of a bad signing all managers sign players. And if you compare the 2 squads when Klopp and Pep took over city where light years ahead of Liverpool. and the net spend difference between the 2 clubs if anything should have city even further ahead. for them to lose one defender a drop of so much after Pep had spent about $300m+ on his defence is not great. Am sure I read from ed001 before that pep has never left a club in a better state after leaving from when he joined even though spending a fortune. Everybody talks about VVD and Alisson money but they look a bargain at the price of some other players like slab head and Arrizabalaga.

{Ed001's Note - Ed025 is talking nonsense, Klopp never spent as big as his opposition in Germany so anyone levelling the same accusations against him is clueless. Klopp stepped into a bankrupt Dortmund and turned it around. Ed025's comment was just silly, which is very unlike him.}

5.) 29 Dec 2019 04:12:48
Ed025, no you can not. That is a poor, basic comparison, mate.
Klopp walked into a joke of a squad that was left for him. Over time, he used reasonable investment from the club as well as player sales to gradually improve the team and allow us to compete. His coaching allowed Coutinho to reach performance levels that lead to us receiving inflated sums for his purchase, which then allowed us to invest in other world class players to allow us to become the world’s best club team.
To compare this to Guardiola, who has been provided with untold riches to reinforce what was already a squad brimming with world class talent upon his arrival, is appallingly lazy.
When factoring in net spend as a whole, Everton have spent a lot more than players than Liverpool in the time Klopp has been with us.
Jurgen Klopp is streets and postcodes ahead of Guardiola, and Pep is well aware of it.

{Ed025's Note - you are a red lowel and bound to say that, dont get me wrong i think klopp is an amazing manager but the fact remains that the teams with the most money are the most successful, look at the facts..chelsea with with the sheiks...utd with the glazers and now liverpool with FSG, i could add the real madrid,s, barcelona,s and PSG,s of this world as well the story tell itself mate, and citing the likes of couts when jurgen had exactly nothing to do with his recruitment is actually a bit shallow, i dont want to get into the old my dads better than your dad scenario as thats a bit childish so cant we just say that klopp and pep are both excellent managers, not as good as carlo of course.. :)

6.) 29 Dec 2019 04:35:05
I do think that's partially true Ed025, and we have certainly benefited from heavy investment in problem areas, but signing the right players for the team, for how the manager wants to play, is in of itself a skill. City paid 60mil for Cancelo to warm the bench and a bit more to sign Rodri who, though he looks excellent, was hardly the most pressing area of concern for them. Surely Pep has to take blame for their failure to recruit a centre back to replace Kompany? By that same measure Klopp surely deserves credit for identifying and bringing in the right players for us? Add to that the improvements players have made under us - few if any have regressed or become worse under his stewardship, can the same be said of Pep at City? I know Sterling has improved, but who else has really come on in leaps an bounds at City like say Robertson, Trent, hell even the likes of Oxlaide-Chamberlain, Mane, etc.

It's true money can buy success and we have certainly spent enough to try and achieve that, but what Klopp has done has been remarkable, and even with my red-tinted glasses on, seems to put him at a higher standard than Pep. One final point: it is worth noting the massively different levels in quality between the teams they inherited and how they have progressed - we are certainly on the up and, compared to where we were, the difference is night and day. How far forward have City actually moved under Pep?

p. s. you said a while back that you think Calvert-Lewin could be top class - seems Ancelotti agrees with you! Fair play Ed, I never really saw it but he is playing well and if Ancelotti see's something then perhaps you were right.

{Ed025's Note - im not one to rain on anyones parade seano and being a massive fan of klopp,s im in awe of what hes achieved mate, i just dont think its fair to trash pep and just think you should be happy where you are without pissing on citys chips, they are 2 great teams and 2 great managers and thats why they are sitting where they are, DCL is a good young player who has bags of potential but is still learning his trade never know liverpool might just put in a bid of £200m and buy him off us, .....because thats how they operate these days mate.. :)

7.) 29 Dec 2019 04:44:13
25 - I agree but for me the point of difference is the starting point. Ya can't say Klopp has had those kind of signings from day one y'know. would Pep be the type to take the reigns of Liverpool at that same time? doubt it.

{Ed025's Note - thats a fair point faith..

8.) 29 Dec 2019 04:45:44
Difference is though ed025, klopp had to sell our best player to afford Alisson and VVD. Guardiola has just bought world class players for big money without selling, building the most expensive squad in world football. That being said, he still has to coach them to play well and city have been at a very high level for the past few years so he is a really good manager.

{Ed025's Note - they both are JK mate..

9.) 29 Dec 2019 06:05:46
No, Liverpool probably wouldn't be where we are at the moment, but Klopp has shown he can do it with limited resources before at Mainz and Dortmund, ed025.

{Ed025's Note - he had a very good grounding zpecialone, his progression has been spectacular and now he has the rescources he has at liverpool they could be at the top for a long while mate...unless carlo weaves his magic next season.. :)

10.) 29 Dec 2019 09:38:12
I used to think Guardiola was the best in the world back when he took over Barca. They were by no means a spent force but I feel like he did turn them in to a world class team.

However as someone else pointed out you see how good someone is when they are challenged and he seems to be wilting under the challenge. If he jacks it in and moves to Juve or PSG then he is obviously a chequebook manager incapable of rebuilding a team.

11.) 29 Dec 2019 10:11:50
That’s exactly what I thought Ed1. Guardiola took over a title winning team in Barcelona, title winning team in Bayern and a team at City that had won the title in the past 2 seasons. They he spent fortunes on all without losing any of their best players!
Klopp (ignoring what he did at Dortmund even) took over a failing Liverpool team with a very poor squad and completely turned it around to make them the best in Europe. He even took losing his supposed best player and turned that into a positive by using that money to massively improve the positions needed.
Klopp isn’t perfect by any means but you can’t say he’s relied on money for success that is as Ed1 said a bit silly.

{Ed001's Note - he has spent a fair whack with us to be fair, but at Dortmund and Mainz he proved he can achieve success without doing so. Pep has taken over the best team in Europe at Barca and did nothing to improve them. Bayern were the best in Europe and he turned them into just about the best in Germany. Now he took over a good City team, spent obscene amounts and made them worse.}

12.) 29 Dec 2019 11:04:28
Give pep Norwich and see if he can build and win prem with out the multi millions.

13.) 29 Dec 2019 11:24:55
I think you can go back to the start of the Premier League with this debate. The “so called “ greatest manager “ to have ever graced the planet - Ferguson - couldn’t achieve his first title win with United until he was given large amounts to spend, Martin Edwards backed him to the hilt in the transfer market in order to try and “ knock “ LFC off their perch. He was employed in 86 and didn’t win his first title until 92/ 93 - the north of the premier league.

Then you can look at Kenny with Blackburn, Wenger spent big at Arsenal in the early days, Mourhino with Chelsea.

{Ed025's Note - very much so drogie..

14.) 29 Dec 2019 12:16:57
how about klopp at Dortmund? Wouldn't say he had loads of money then, would you? Cheers.

15.) 29 Dec 2019 12:16:59
here's my basic summary of Pep.

He's a luxury manager. He's a luxury manager because he has these really detailed and complex ideas and systems that are only compatible with players from the high end of town. Because of the execution the detail requires, it looks fantastic, and combined with its intensity its able to disorientate opponents and drown them with confusion.

The problem with the system is that it almost entirely chucks conventional defending out the window, and that its defensive success relies upon domination in the opposing half. Pep has never won a UCL without Messi because the top teams in Europe are aware enough, skilled enough and brave enough to get Pep's defenders on the back foot, whereby they crumble and lose games.

Pep has never stuck around long enough to address the aforementioned when it happens, and has never rebuilt a mentally and physically weary squad. That's why he's a luxury manager. He'll stop being a luxury manager if he hangs around at City and reinvigorates them next season.

16.) 29 Dec 2019 12:27:50
"{Ed001's Note - Ed025 is talking nonsense, Klopp never spent as big as his opposition in Germany so anyone levelling the same accusations against him is clueless. Klopp stepped into a bankrupt Dortmund and turned it around. Ed025's comment was just silly, which is very unlike him. }"

I'm going to frame this quote in my room anytime I need a laugh, lol. Not only is it funny, it is FACT that can be accurately proven. What a double whammy, Ed25. Do you need some kleenex? Just banter, man.

Seriously tho, Ed25 is correct that Klopp has spent large sums of money while with us. BUT that point is severely flawed and lacks context. As many have said, Klopp took over a wretched LFC team low on confidence and took them to a domestic and European final that same season with NO signings (if you want to call Steven Caulker a signing then, be my guest) . Pep already took over the best squad in the PL in 2016 who were just two years removed from winning the PL (in 2014) and the was still intact. Not the same scenario for both managers. Also, Pep has outspent Klopp by about 200m which is insane in itself based on the team he inherited at City.

IMO, the diff. btw Klopp and Pep is that Pep has never had to worry about his players being poached by his rival or other clubs while Klopp was always vulnerable to this with Bayern (Pep poached Gotze from BVB in 2013). That is not happening now at LFC. Now that both managers can keep hold of their best players over a period of time, we are now seeing how good Klopp is and how weak Pep is, IMO. Klopp has decked him now and we still don't know if he is going to come out for the next round currently.

As Ed01 said, we shall see if Pep jumps ship if LFC win the PL or if he stays and fights. If he leaves then he is what many of us thought he was: A bully/ boxer who can't take a punch in the mouth. If he stays then we know he is ready for a fight. We shall see.

17.) 29 Dec 2019 14:27:21
Carlo has simply moved for the money, why else would you move to a club like Everton? No chance of winning anything of note. Cash cow.




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30 Dec 2019 12:42:21
ed with Brexit will that make a work permit harder for grujic?


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21 Dec 2019 11:44:19
how good is he ed only see him play the for Germany v Argentina and if his value is £100m+ for me its a big risk on these young players even Sancho when ever I have seen him play for England or the odd game for Dortmund still think at that price looks a big risk.


{Ed002's Note - He is very well thought of but also young. As you say, he is expensive and it is risky - and if he is to move at that sort of price then there are not an enormous number of clubs who can afford that risk. And that can be seen from the clubs who have stepped back because of the price.}



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21 Dec 2019 11:44:19
how good is he ed only see him play the for Germany v Argentina and if his value is £100m+ for me its a big risk on these young players even Sancho when ever I have seen him play for England or the odd game for Dortmund still think at that price looks a big risk.


{Ed002's Note - He is well thought of but the asking price is pretty extreme, hence some clubs are stepping back. There are few clubs who will take that financial risk on a young player.}



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15 Dec 2019 23:31:59
berg469 I don't know how we are hindering his progress the lad is 19 and just had 18 months out so it is going to take time for him to get back. I think a loan to a championship side or abroad to a league to as hard as the prem would be great for him.




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13 Dec 2019 19:45:28
Kylian Mbappé to sign in January!





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20 Jan 2020 19:45:48
ed001 I thought Ox was great yesterday I thought Lallana struggled to get to the pace of the game when he came on and you could see the difference once Ox had gone off.


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20 Jan 2020 19:42:45
TheUnbearableReds the only thing about that statement if we get a record points total in the league and not lose but that's all we win I would swap that for 94 points and a champions league any year let a lone a treble.
I would love to hear other reds views and yours ed001.


{Ed001's Note - I just want as many trophies as possible.}



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18 Jan 2020 21:07:52
phil jones Manchester utd lol.




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16 Jan 2020 09:45:53
ed002 I don't think the club signed Minamino to exploit him but he will surely help shirt sales over in the far east. I don't think Klopp would sign players for shirt sales that's not how you get a team playing how we are, after seeing him play against us at Anfield he looked like a Klopp type player and only cemented that in the next game and am sure the club would have watched him a few more times. But I was just wondering more because we are still lacking most of the sides above us in the money league with commercial revenue. And all these preseason tours all over the world that clubs do don't see how they help managers am sure a trip to spain would be a perfect warm weather training camp without all the traveling.


{Ed002's Note - Yes, there will be increased shirt sales in Japan - it won't impact the rest of the Far East.}



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15 Jan 2020 19:56:12
ed002 after we won the club world cup it is obvious it does not mean a lot it this country but Barcelona and real want to win every time there in it. How much do you thinking winning things like this will help grow the commercial side of the club with world wide sponsors. as you said about the Nike deal I would expect that to take a 6 months to a year to see how that works out. I do think with Salah and Minamino in the squad they must be good for shirt sales in the middle east and Asia.


{Ed002's Note - The CWC is meaningless to Liverpool and will not bring in extra sponsors. If the club are looking to exploit Minamino then they are going in the wrong direction. I would not expect significant additional Salah sales - but obviously there will be lots of kids in Liverpool wanting their parents to buy additional shirts that cannot afford - as they already are with the CWC shirt that is being used to get more money out of the the poor folk.}