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20 Oct 2018 20:50:18
Quite obvious our midfield is good but not creative enough we can run and pass sideways all day but we need someone who can pick a pass. klopp is very reliant on the old crop, I want to see fabihno and Keita in that midfield. really hope they can adapt. I am surprised they haven't as they have quality . Would be nice too have Shaq in the team in front of 2 midfielders as he is our most creative spark.


1.) 20 Oct 2018 21:11:10
Shaqiri to fill the Coutinho hole all day. He’s looking like more and note of a bargain every time he plays.


2.) 20 Oct 2018 21:48:56
He is needed for that bit of magic give him protection with 2 midfielders behind and let him pick passes make runs, the usual front 3 could benefit from his vision and craft, I also think Keita should b given a go there too run at people an bring others into play would b good for his confidence too free the shackles an have licence too attack , shame we never got fekir obviously.


3.) 21 Oct 2018 13:07:50
Maybe against the smaller more stubborn teams we need to play shaqiri in stead of third misfielder.

We will click, there were moments in the past 2 and a half season with klopp where we would not click as an attacking team and lost or drew games. I think we were 9th after that second int break last season.

This season the defense is supporting when we aren't scoring 3-4 goals. The goals will come im not worried.


 

 

17 Jun 2018 15:44:40
Eds I definitely think we need different options up front, maybe a target man for certain games, is the young lad taiwo awonyi anywhere near up to it as this year he has progressed more with the club he on loan at, from what I can see he looks tall strong quick an potentially a nuisance, what's your opinion on him.

{Ed002's Note - Awoniyi will go on loan again - getting a Work Permit has proven not possible. I suspect the club will look to Anderlecht as the preferred option but other sides such as Brugge and Standard Liege might be interested in a loan.}


1.) 17 Jun 2018 16:25:59
That does make sense Ed. He did quite well in Belgium, would playing for a more higher profile team help get a permit Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Potentially, but one I suspect will be a struggle to keep in the longer term. He will go on the pre-season tour of the United States and then on loan.}


2.) 17 Jun 2018 16:35:20
Ed2 are the work permit committee pissed off with us? The only reason I ask is because of how we got Grujic his by lying and I can only imagine we aren't in their good books because of that?

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool abused the system so they were certainly at the time. The whole Grujic situation has been a terrible mess but it will soon be over.}


3.) 17 Jun 2018 17:17:35
How in demand is ..............

{Ed002's Note - This is the page - we are not going to answer questions about random players.}


4.) 17 Jun 2018 17:22:42
Interesting Ed2, thank you!


5.) 17 Jun 2018 17:41:56
Cheers Ed.


6.) 17 Jun 2018 18:10:11
Why can’t Solanke be the target man?


7.) 17 Jun 2018 18:26:49
He is better behind a striker apparently slightly deeper that's where he plays for England youth teams.


8.) 17 Jun 2018 19:44:49
Ed002, will it be even more difficult after Brexit?

{Ed002's Note - Not for people like Awoniyi.}


9.) 17 Jun 2018 21:09:46
Sure, but I’m mean will the permit panel be a bit overwhelmed when the EU players have to apply?


 

 

 

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24 Nov 2019 21:57:19
Just watching klopp since he joined us I love this guy so so so much an what he has done too the club since taking over is just unexplainable, I wish he could manage us for a hundred years what an absolute legend! It sounds crazy but who is going to give us what he does when the dreaded day comes, he is German but understands liverpool more than most scousers . Love you Jurgen!


1.) 25 Nov 2019 07:46:17
The best signing Liverpool have made in 30 years.


2.) 25 Nov 2019 09:10:58
Agreed with all the above. He's quality, a legend in my eyes.


3.) 25 Nov 2019 10:05:35
The return of a more experienced Brendan?


4.) 25 Nov 2019 18:51:24
Klopp is even a better man than he is a manager, IMO. He is a leader of men, one I would go to war with anywhere in the PL or in Europe or in the world (Club World Cup obliges) . Klopp is honest, caring and a truly wonderful soul. That is what I admire most about him. Is he flawed? Of course but Aren't we all? .

IMO, Klopp is already a Legend at LFC and should he bring the other Big Ears home to Anfield (the PL trophy), I would not b surprised if a statue is built in his honor someday. Not cos he is at the same level as Shanks or Paisley. But cos he breathed life into our club and gave us all Reds fans back our dignity and pride and would have put us back on our perch. Here's to hoping.


5.) 25 Nov 2019 19:45:49
Him being able to live in London and not out of a hotel will presumably help his psychological state, would you not think?


 

 

24 Nov 2019 09:21:50
I think it's time too forget playing the ox on the wings in a front 3, his quality is in midfield or a number 10 role breaking from deeper assisting an shooting he is more comfortable there, up front he doesn't influence the game .


1.) 24 Nov 2019 09:52:04
Hailstones I’m with you on that mate. Ox has always looked better for us in midfield and he offers us something a little bit different to what the other midfielders do. Keeping our front 3 fit is the main factor in us winning the premier league. I think if we lost 1 for a substantial amount of time then the task would become substantially harder. I was expecting to See a little more of Brewster this season but clearly Klopp doesn’t think he is ready. Maybe a jan loan would be good for him.


2.) 24 Nov 2019 11:03:31
Ox is superb at bursting through a midfield to create space, but he doesn’t inspire the sheer panic in defenders that Salah does. That’s not his fault, he gives his all every time he steps on the field, but Salah is so dangerous that we are essentially at a numerical advantage just by having him there.


3.) 24 Nov 2019 12:13:12
Firstly, the main positive with Ox is that his fitness and strength are increasing game by game. You can see his confidence slowly growing.
Secondly, his versatility is a positive for Klopp too.
On the whole, though, I’d agree with Hailstones and I prefer him more centrally.
Perhaps he’s lost a little pace after his injury and it looks more obvious when he’s out wide?
But the main thing is, he’s just a good footballer and a sound lad. He’ll do what’s asked of him unfailingly and seems one of those players that glue the team together, on and off the pitch.


4.) 24 Nov 2019 12:38:15
I don't think it has anything to do with him having lost any pace, I just don't think his movement off the ball up there is very good like salah, he is so much better in the middle of the park, A bit like when they play Bobby out there just not his natural roll they both want to come to the ball more than run in behind that salah does all game long.


5.) 24 Nov 2019 13:34:23
Spot on, OP. I love Ox and have loved him since the day he shut me up up for good for slamming his arrival at LFC. The guy is a brilliant player and a true gentleman, off it. I will agree that his days at playing on the wing should end here, IMO. He is not a wide man esp. not a wide man the way Klopp wants his wide men to play.

In fact, Klopp said he did not sign Ox to play wide and that he signed him to play in midfield and we all knew the damage Ox did to teams before his injury. The fact that Origi plays the wide position better than Ox does (Origi is not a wide man by trade) just tells you all you need to know. Either way, Ox gave his all and did some good things. That will help him moving forward.


6.) 24 Nov 2019 18:48:18
Agreed Hail Ox is a midfielder now. I think we could do with a back up wide man.
I like Shaq but I want someone in the same mould as Salah and Mane, obviously not as good, but a quick direct player rather than a Lallana/ Shaq technician.


7.) 24 Nov 2019 18:50:26
Agree with you all guys I love the ox an want too see him happy playing and contributing its excellent to see him part of the team again, but he has too be played deeper to get the best . Like he said everyone wants too be stevie g in midfield, that was when he was playing for arsenal, all power too the ox .


8.) 24 Nov 2019 21:24:20
When he gets in them pockets in midfield his strength power pace and shooting ability is hard for teams too stop he can be just as dangerous in midfield its promising for the future .


 

 

21 Nov 2019 08:41:26
So all the talk is about spurs at the moment sod that I am more worried about what we going to do at left back with robertson out, I love milner but him vs zaha is a worry .


1.) 21 Nov 2019 11:57:02
Depends on your point of view mate, Zaha is overrated in my opinion, Millie will be fine.


2.) 21 Nov 2019 13:45:17
It's either Milner or Larouci if Robbo is out. That's football, you just have to adapt. Could be that Larouci starts, plays a blinder and keeps his place in the team, you just never know.

{Ed002's Note - Or even Adam Lewis.}


3.) 21 Nov 2019 15:37:53
Larouci is a winger he will never b a reliable left back it might be good for his development but long term he a winger, lewis looks naive too me both need experience too see how good they really are.

{Ed001's Note - at this stage Trent was a central midfielder, but he did ok when dropped in at full-back. Aaron Wan-Bissaka was a winger until injuries saw Palace ask him to just have a go at full-back in training.}


4.) 21 Nov 2019 16:44:24
Isn’t Lewis injured.


5.) 21 Nov 2019 17:09:37
Hailstones, how do you k now Larouci will never be a reliable LB? You may disagree as to whether he will be good enuff to step in now but saying such a thing has no basis in current fact. Regardless of the TAA and AWB examples, there are many examples of wingers who later became brilliant FB's. Take Marcos De Moraes a. k. a Cafu for example.


6.) 21 Nov 2019 18:11:39
If Larouci had been fit and played in the League Cup games, he might be in with a shout of playing, but since he wasn't, I doubt Klopp will take the risk.

I expect Milner to play, but I'd personally go with Gomez.


7.) 21 Nov 2019 18:47:59
I was just about to say Gomez SR. If we are worried about Zaha’s pace then he would be the obvious choice.


8.) 21 Nov 2019 19:09:05
Palace play three up top, I’d play Milner left back and stay tight. Keep vvd close if he does manage to spin him. Then Lovren should be able to manage ayew and Trent keep his winger quiet. We shouldn’t be scared of Zaha.


9.) 21 Nov 2019 20:09:51
I know wat u saying ed and you are correct but trent was blooded into the team at the deep end an could hold his own defensively I think it was one of trents 1st games was at old Trafford and he was superb an from there was part of 1st team an never looked backed, trent is a magical player with a wand of a right foot like having gerard ability at right back . But my opinion wat I have seen of larouci is his qualities are best served going forward and attacking . I hope he proves me wrong by the way I want him too succeed .

{Ed001's Note - isn't Trent's quality best served going forward and attacking?}


10.) 21 Nov 2019 21:47:37
Yes indeed but trent has shown enough defensively as last season we had best defence in league with him part of it so I think his defensive game is underrated although going forward he is lethal an it's his stronger attribute, I just think against someone like zaha larouci would have a rude awakening unless he had a good few games under his belt too prove like trent did an robbo .


11.) 22 Nov 2019 08:19:47
my be we could go 3 at the back that would give trent and milner a lot more freedom and play Bobby and Mane up top together. keep it tight I would take a 0-1 win away to palace with the few injuries we have and keep the pressure on city.


12.) 23 Nov 2019 12:35:48
People keep saying Trent is poor defensively is something I can't understand. I watch us play a lot like many and it seems like, he has more to do defensively cos Salah is mostly allowed to stay up and not track back cos he is our outlet. That is not the case with Robbo cos Mane is brilliant defensively. I think this contrast is done as a tactical ploy by Klopp cos as soon as we get the ball in our final third, Salah is already on his bike for the out-ball due to his blinding pace.

Hence, when TAA is up the field, he is where he is supposed to be, IMO. To me, he is not "caught out". He is where the coach wants him to be as in, on the front foot. This is whey our midfield is there to cover for the FB's and if they can't do that, our CB's are capable of defending in wide areas as well. TAA is brilliant at what he does for the team so should be left there to do what benefits the team.


 

 

12 Nov 2019 11:11:43
So we are after fraser of Bournemouth I think he is very useful in rotation of front 3, we should also be looking at john McGinn of villa great player for midfield an a nice little scottish trio like the old days .


1.) 12 Nov 2019 13:18:11
Are you comparing Dalglish and souness to mcginn and frasier?


2.) 12 Nov 2019 14:49:28
McGinn is a great wee player but no way he will move to sit on our bench. I think VIlla look good to stay up and he will stick with them for a few years before moving to a mid table club.

Red Sandman.


3.) 12 Nov 2019 14:52:36
No but I am definitely saying andy robertson is and it would be nice to get some quality Scots in the team to keep him company and also Robertson was seen as mediocre when he signed for us, look where he is now best left back in the world .


4.) 12 Nov 2019 15:02:16
I really like McGinn, But Man Utd were quoted something like '£50mil' before he'd even played a premier league game. Given how important he is to their squad he'd cost a fortune and we're stacked in the midfield. I'd rather just see how the Ox and Keita develop and spend the money elsewhere.


5.) 12 Nov 2019 15:14:38
I get your point Hailstones - and if there is one Scottish player who I think has the potential to step up their game and become a fantastic player, it is Mcginn.

I just don't see it happening as he wouldn't move to sit on our bench.


6.) 12 Nov 2019 15:56:01
Ok guys get your point, but what if god forbid milner leaves, or keita doesn't up his game an kick on like we all hoped, if we looking at a midfielder in summer mcginn would be great.


7.) 12 Nov 2019 16:32:46
hailstones, then we will deal with that when and if there is a sniff of what your hypothetical scenarios comes to the fore. Until then, chill out, man. Ever heard of the saying, "We will cross that bridge when we get there"?


8.) 12 Nov 2019 18:01:58
Yeah but I am permanently window shopping seeing who we should get too improve an I like mcginn probably more so than fraser of Bournemouth .


9.) 12 Nov 2019 19:17:59
Ah well Haily if you like window shopping that much then I can't argue with that, lol. Shop away, man!


10.) 12 Nov 2019 21:00:16
Ah, if only we had kept Charlie Adam, we could have become a team of Mac's once again!


11.) 13 Nov 2019 17:41:23
Sean Dundee, too.


 

 

03 Nov 2019 13:41:32
Ed 02, you have stated about Salah in the past that he and his agent have basically touted his services but was laughed out of town with his demands, surely if you know about this our players and managers also do which is not healthy for any team.

{Ed002's Note - The club are well aware of what his agent has been doing.}


1.) 03 Nov 2019 14:53:48
Not sure why people are too bothered about this. Salah is the most expendable of our front 3 and I'm sure the club will have suitable replacements in mind. If Salah wants to leave, let him leave. No point holding onto a player whose head is elsewhere.


2.) 03 Nov 2019 15:39:43
To be honest mate, I think we would be sound without him, also whilst we can I would get the silly enough money we can for him an go all out for timo werner, i don't like the idea of players not fully committed with one eye on moves away, I can see him going back too Italy anyways at some stage .


3.) 03 Nov 2019 15:47:46
I'd go for both Werner and Sancho to replace Salah and Shaq.


4.) 03 Nov 2019 16:29:40
Thanx for the reply ed, I think with that in mind the club would have half an eye on waiting for the right time too sell him an can see that being at the end of this season, I am a big fan of his but I would rather have players who are 100 percent committed.


5.) 03 Nov 2019 16:29:40
Thanx for the reply ed, I think with that in mind the club would have half an eye on waiting for the right time too sell him an can see that being at the end of this season, I am a big fan of his but I would rather have players who are 100 percent committed.


6.) 03 Nov 2019 18:10:27
A club will have to be willing spend huge amounts on him and currently there's no obvious indication that any of the handful of teams who could afford him are in the market for a 100mil+ winger who's creeping up on his 30s. Barcelona and Madrid have just invested similar money this summer on griezzman and hazard, bayern seem to hold sane as their number 1 target while gnabry and coman could kick on this season. Coutinho will likely be at either bayern or Barcelona also while the possible availability of neymar or mbappe might see salah not even be a major target for the top teams. I couldn't see him swapping us for the French league to join PSG as I think he's not that type of person. And would he see possibly juventus for example as a good move?

I don't know any of the info at all and only base my prediction from the EDs views on salah and his agents business. Of course the minute a player hits peak and is one of the world's best it's common to expect his agent will try to get the best situation for him and his player. Unless a powerhouse like Madrid or Barcelona show serious desire for salah I can't see him going to a weaker league just for money reasons. He seems to have a huge desire to always be the best player and takes big interest in individual accolades. I'm sure he'll be eying a ballon d'or as his next goal with Messi and Ronaldo dominance coming to an end. Going to Italian or French league would be a step down in his career and I don't think he'd swap that for money personally but I may be very wrong.


7.) 03 Nov 2019 19:57:32
People need to be careful what they wish for. Salah has been huge for us, some short memories at times, forget the bs end of the day he's a great player for the team and has been since he joined but suddenly we'd be ok without him? come off it. Sure if we got mega money for him and went all out for a replacement, that could happen but what if that replacement didn't work out? it happens, let's enjoy him whilst we have him.

If he wants out? so be it, end of the day the best thing here is, he's not letting that affect his time on the pitch, if it was I'd be saying get him out immediately but he's still giving it his all so we have no room for complaint, whatever goes on in the background is none of our business.

I know nothing but I get the impression he's very happy at Liverpool, that'll do me.


8.) 03 Nov 2019 20:30:23
People really need to get over this, it’s been done to death.

How on Earth anyone thinks over 50 league goals across 2 seasons is expendable is beyond me. To replace you’re talking an mbappe type signing which is not going to happen.

Who cares if he’d like to move at some point? As long as his performances on the field don’t suggest such, i've no qualms with Salah whatsoever.


9.) 03 Nov 2019 21:46:12
Spot on, Shaq and Salah, people had better be careful how they go on and on about this "We will be okay or won't suffer w/ o him" stuff when it comes to Salah. IMO, we will regret it big time should we hastily let Salah go, Big Time. I think have this naive notion co we have been spoiled by Klopp and these boys with their production over the years that if one is angling for a move, we can then just dismiss his level of production. Do that at your own peril, IMO.

If people think it is easy to replace Salah (who has scored over 75 goals in all comps. since he came here) with a drop of a hat then you are gravely mistaken. IMO just having one of our front three will improve any team. We have the luxury of having ALL three of them and some of us are acting as if we won't feel Salah's absence that much. Trust me, we will and we should do all we can to keep him here until it is indeed time for him to go on our terms, not his.


10.) 04 Nov 2019 09:50:42
Have to agree, would rather the club weren’t in a position where we have to find a replacement for Salah

Ok he has his off games but it’s not just his goals etc, it’s also the mind set of the opposition, when he’s in the team it gives the opposing manager a real dilemma on how to approach the game.


 

 

 

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29 Nov 2019 21:16:44
On the evidence provided from his time at the club, also info the Ed's have shared about him, its harsh but wat has he contributed and has he showed fight an desire on the pitch no he hasn't . I want too be wrong big time as I love the player we were signing but that player has evaporated into an average joe, you only have too look at Fabihno too know wat i am on about . Was not trusted at first went away got his game together an BINGO! same with Robertson.


 

 

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29 Nov 2019 15:33:14
Guess what? ill is not good enough I would rather curtis Jones was in the squad, keita is a fraud who performs when he thinks is suitable, we need warriors and he is a tranny sorry its harsh but he is not contributing nowhere near enough .


 

 

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30 Jul 2019 22:41:34
The same echo every day that links us with every tom, dick an harry on the planet, like today we are linked with dembele of Barcelona, yesterday kamono .


 

 

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15 Jul 2019 13:23:51
As if Barcelona will loan him for 2 years with an option too buy for 88million, honestly its laughable .


 

 

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12 Jul 2019 10:52:35
Rather have woodburn.


 

 

 

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07 Dec 2019 20:06:19
Now we need Leicester too start melting, honestly though they look impressive and are definitely are main threat.


 

 

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24 Nov 2019 21:24:20
When he gets in them pockets in midfield his strength power pace and shooting ability is hard for teams too stop he can be just as dangerous in midfield its promising for the future .


 

 

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24 Nov 2019 18:50:26
Agree with you all guys I love the ox an want too see him happy playing and contributing its excellent to see him part of the team again, but he has too be played deeper to get the best . Like he said everyone wants too be stevie g in midfield, that was when he was playing for arsenal, all power too the ox .


 

 

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23 Nov 2019 23:18:26
Leicester have the advantage of winning it 3 seasons ago were we have 30 years of pressure, no flying round the world mid season an no European footy the thing that might cock them up is injuries to key players eg vardy, vardy and maybe maddison and vardy . I think they look strong though not too be taken lightly.


 

 

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21 Nov 2019 21:47:37
Yes indeed but trent has shown enough defensively as last season we had best defence in league with him part of it so I think his defensive game is underrated although going forward he is lethal an it's his stronger attribute, I just think against someone like zaha larouci would have a rude awakening unless he had a good few games under his belt too prove like trent did an robbo .