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28 Dec 2017 23:09:04
Ed002 I have seen a few reports flying around tonight (yes notably twitter) about Leon goretzka close to agreeing a pre contract with lfc for next season can you confirm or deny this for me? Or could you give us an update as who looks most likely destination for him?
Many thanks.


{Ed002's Note - It would be illegal. If Liverpool have spoken with the player and are about to sign an agreement it will mean a complaint to FIFA by Schalke. Plus some on here told me he had signed weeks ago?}

1.) 29 Dec 2017 08:25:00
But surely Ed002 this must go on through third parties not affiliated to either clubs. I mean even with other clubs and players not just Liverpool etc. I understand the “legal” process how players are approached but I can’t believe for a second that every deal is done legitimately in its infancy. There’s too much money and greed involved these days for that to be the case. I understand Klopps illegal approach to VVD but surely they just caught with their hands in the cookie jar and this kind of thing happens all the time under the radar.

{Ed002's Note - Of course other clubs have acted illegally over the years - but as you know Liverpool are still bottom of the pile in terms of professionalism and acting illegally as has been explained over and over. They are serving a ban and still have a complaint on file with the premier league. 18 months ago two clubs wrote to Liverpoolo (one copying in their own FA and the other their own FA and FIFA) warning Liverpool about illegal approaches for players. The owners have had to twice trail slime to apolgise to Premier League clubs to avoid charges. Let it go and move on.}

2.) 29 Dec 2017 14:02:19
We're bottom of the pile in professionalism yet other elite clubs have no problem dealing with us. Please can you tell me who else has had these complaints over illegal approaches because it happens a lot of clubs but you don't talk about that as you only want to bash Liverpool.

{Ed002's Note - There are two on going investigations regarding illegal approaches with FIFA at present. In the UK, Liverpool are serving a ban already as you know and have a further complaint sitting on file. They avoided an illegal case regarding a child by throwing money at it to make it go away as well. Manchester City escaped any punishment and were found not be guilt of any wrongdoing in the matter of Garré - although they have also been unprofessional in the past and have been castigated by me. The last case in England in respect of an illegal approach (for Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles) resulted in a £45K fine as previously the club had behaved well. At the time I castigated them as I would any other club. So it does get discussed on other clubs pages but cretins like you just continue to whine and demonstrate your total lack of knowledge of the game.}

3.) 29 Dec 2017 15:34:25
I can't argue with that. Cheers for the detailed reply. I never knew about Lascelles.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, Everton learned their lesson. Sorry for being so abrupt.}



27 Aug 2017 22:54:01
Links tonight with renato sanches and Thomas lemar (I believe ed002 has since dismissed these or hasn't heard anything to confirm it we have) I haven't seen much of these 2 but both seem interesting, sanches was tipped for stardom but a move to early for him has stagnated his career (think markovic to us) seems to have put him back a bit but if a few wasn't astronomical it might be worth looking into it but I'm a but sceptical about it. If I read correctly bayern only want a loan so this might scupper that deal if indeed we are interested. Now lemar again some one I ain't seen much of but I believe he a lw or lf now manè and salah are the boys up top but I genuinely believe if one needs a rest or gets injured/ suspended then I worry so I would like to see a very capable alternative with hopefully the mass amount of games we will be playing. What ever happens I can't thank the eds enough for what has truly been a chaotic window and I wish them all the best because I think this next 4 days us going to loads of activity between clubs.


{Ed002's Note - I haven't dismissed either - I explained a caveat emptor. Lemar I have explained the I don't know having left Monaco early Friday.}

1.) 27 Aug 2017 23:37:46
The report states that this is not a new inquiry but was made earlier in the summer.

2.) 27 Aug 2017 23:51:16
Sorry ed002 yeah I have re-read what you said and I think you just said you wasn't aware of any approaches we have made. Can I ask are bayern looking to sell sanches or a loan only?

{Ed002's Note - I have explained that a loan will require guarantees and a sale would require a financial risk.}

3.) 28 Aug 2017 01:09:43
I think in salah, mane, coutinio and lallana we have enough players to fill the wide positions. I could only see us going for lemar if pc goes. I like sanchez a lot. I think he would be brilliant for liverpool. My concern with bringing him in is Emre Can and the unsigned contract. The eds have already said Can is concerned about playing time and this has been the main issue with his new contract. I was a little worried with Can's post match interview after hoffenhiem as he seemed a touch negative about performance. If we sign more dynamic midfielders it could put Can off and I'm not alone in thinking the kid has a huge future. I hope it's at Liverpool, I really do.

4.) 28 Aug 2017 07:03:25
Coutinho is going early this week. There is silly money on offer and he wants to go.
We can cope without him easier than we can without mane too!
Champions league will be a big bdraw now too.

5.) 28 Aug 2017 09:44:12
Ed2 can u try and find out regarding lemar? Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - Someone will be here late today who may no, but the suggestion in France appears to be that Liverpool have offered their original asking price (although part of it as an add on) although they seemingly have not spoken with Monaco as of yet - which strikes me as particularly strange. Monaco have so far resisted offers and are busy dealing with the sale of Mbappe right now - so I cannot say more at this time. The player is due at Clairefontaine today.}

6.) 28 Aug 2017 10:17:57
I think a new winger may come, I agree that we may be short there for playing the same style - if one is rested injured etc.
But spending that money on someone who is very hard pushed to be starting - would have to settle excellently, unless he can play ten?

7.) 28 Aug 2017 10:45:24
Thing about Lemar is that he can play on the wing, as a number ten or on the left of a midfield three and even left back. So he would be a great signing if we lose Coutinho.

8.) 28 Aug 2017 10:24:02
Thanks eds.



27 Aug 2017 15:01:12
Confirmed karius in goal and ward on bench. One other change aswel gomez in for TAA.




11 Aug 2017 14:02:32
Paul Joyce
Lfc formally reject transfer request and insist he going nowhere.
Suppose we will See, money talks I reckon and a deal will get done.


1.) 11 Aug 2017 14:13:53
Hes changed his tune.

2.) 11 Aug 2017 14:21:15
This will drag and drag and drag. Plus if he does want to leave that will effect him till the window closes.
It will then take time to settle again and perform then it will all kick off again in Jan.

I'd pack him off 100 mill and take maybe rakitic on loan with option to buy, don't know enough about the others.
Cough up for vvd and kieta, take a shot at luan and/ or ox.

This is IF he pushes or hands in request. Shake the lads hand and wish him luck at Barca.

3.) 11 Aug 2017 14:33:39
We don't have to sell, we are in a good position.

This has been going on for a year, he should have put in the transfer request months ago.

He needs to have a good season with the World Cup coming up.

4.) 11 Aug 2017 14:35:37
Thank god you're not the manager, raktic is past it and 100 million isn't all that much in today's market.

5.) 11 Aug 2017 14:37:09
Eds, may I ask what you would do in this situation as owner/ manager? Lose one of your stand out players and try and replace them with 2 weeks to go? OR keep him but maybe have a less then enthusiastic player who may cause a bit of division in the team?

{Ed002's Note - The club knew this was likely and it is never a good idea to keep a player who wants to be elsewhere. So sell.}

6.) 11 Aug 2017 14:52:42
Ed002 normally I would agree with your comment about selling if they want out but considering that we have just short of 3 weeks to find a replacement (in a tough market) I just would sell. Plus its a World Cup year so I highly doubt he will go on strike, its too late in the day. I understand him wanting Barcelona and if it was June I would say sell. Players drive me mad! be it VVD or Courts they just signed long term contracts and enjoy the pay rise but throw their toys out when clubs ask them to respect their deals.

{Ed002's Note - I think Liverpool has had a long time to line up a replacement. They have had the red flag waving for more than a year Madchild.}

7.) 11 Aug 2017 14:52:50
Listen I'm hoping it's not true and he stays and more importantly wants to stay.

But I'm not convinced he does and don't blame him really, it's Barca.

Till the window is closed he can and probably will push for a move this will have a negative effect on him and the squad. Force him to stay but don't expect the same player as his heads going to be all over the place, if his family wants to leave his missus will give him down the banks and those of who are married will understand that, that will just increase pressure and mess his head right up.

It would take him a little while to accept he's staying and settle again IF he does at all. I'd rather just get it over with and move quickly in the market.

Rakatic on loan provides a no risk gamble, I don't know anything about the others on offer. It's not a popular choice but we face a massive season and if rather fully committed players who are focused and ready for the challenge than having to deal with an issue such as above.

8.) 11 Aug 2017 14:53:01
Ed's too close to end of window to allow Coutinho to leave. There are no alternatives. You said so yourself. RBL won't sell Keita.

{Ed002's Note - Macca says that Nobby Keita is back on - and I have listed alternatives. It gets a mention in the Sharkopod I did this morning.}

9.) 11 Aug 2017 14:53:09
Coutinho will still be enthusiastic as ever even if transfer request is denied, as he will want to be part of the brazil world cup squad and couldn't afford to sulk. It shouldn't of got to the stage where he has had to hand in a TR. Once he informed the club of his wish to leave they should of thanked him for contributions to the club and set the price.

10.) 11 Aug 2017 14:54:27
Yep, I think sell is the only option now. In fairness to Coutinho his dream has always been to play for Barcelona and, whilst at our club, he has conducted himself in an exemplary manner. Barcelona should pay through the nose for him, but I don't think we should stand in his way. It is a hammer blow, and it seriously dents any prospect we had of a title challenge, but these things happen and have been happening to us on a cyclical basis - hopefully, as the club knew this was going to happen sooner or later, we have some sort of well thought out replacement in mind.

11.) 11 Aug 2017 14:59:40
We're into 'how much' territory. He's gone.

12.) 11 Aug 2017 14:59:41
Hi Ed002, to add to your answer to Dean's question, what is the minimum fee you would accept? Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - I would rather not talk about money but if Liverpool could het £100M they should be very satisfied.}

13.) 11 Aug 2017 15:05:15
Earlier in the window I said let him go, however it's too late in the day for that now, and pipco should blame Barcelona for that. It's world cup year which always strengthens a clubs hand. Keep him, watch him star in the World Cup and get more for him. Sad state of affairs all round though.

14.) 11 Aug 2017 15:49:25
Very good point lfc hopeful. His price will rocket after world cup. Sell him next year as if he performs better than neymar in world cup people will be saying pipco is worth 200 mil too.

15.) 11 Aug 2017 15:50:28
If he wants to go then let him go. Apparently Klopp has said if he goes, then he goes. So if the manager is philosophical about so should we be.

Couts is a great player but I don't think he's a Suarez, who was pretty much irreplaceable. Best he go on good terms, and we not be hypocritical as fans.

Maybe we are playing the same game as RBL. It will have forced us to up our bid, and the tac may well force Barca's hand as well. It's the commercial nature of the game.

If we sign Keita, fine. If we don't, also fine. Hopefully Sturridge, Solanke, Original (& Ings, if he's not going on loan) will come good for goals, and Firmino can play a good 10 role. Mané and Salah look formidable. Lallana showed his quality last season, hopefully he will come back fighting fit.

We've not got the money of the likes of City, but I think we've made a good case we don't necessarily need it, in so much as we did well against the other top teams last season.

I look forward to this coming season. I'm not going to say "this is our year" but I think we have a lot to be positive about.

I'd like to see VVD in, as we know we have need in that area, but on other fronts I think we are mostly okay.

16.) 11 Aug 2017 15:34:05
I don't think keita will happen.

17.) 11 Aug 2017 15:25:29
The problem is Ed002 how much time do LFC need to sign a replacement? Macca says Naby Keita is back on (makes a worthy replacement for Coutinho imo) though many remain sceptical he will join LFC this summer. Sell Coutinho m=now for big money to Barcelona and FSG have their pants pulled down by Leipzig or any other club LFC go to looking for a replacement.
It seems there is no way back now for Coutinho and FSG should go to Leipzig and pay what they want for Keita (which will be a ridiculous amount) .

{Ed002's Note - I don't see NK as a PC replacement. A Max Meyer, a Diego Laxalt perhaps.}

18.) 11 Aug 2017 16:09:22
Ed002 I completely get where you are coming from and they have probably known for at least a year that he would want to go to Barcelona and he knew there was an interest why did he sign a new 5 year contract? Would it not have been easier for him to refuse the contract and be in a better position now to push the Barcelona move?

This is what I mean by players taking the money until it doesn't suit them. I wouldn't sell just cause its too late in the day for my mind as every other player we go for once we have that type of money will double in value over night.

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps but I would see the contract signed some months ago as being of any great relevance.}

19.) 11 Aug 2017 18:42:27
Good post robboz. It's not the end of the world is it? We have lots of great players. My concern is a lack of added quality coming in and our best player going. BUT.

I think salah will get more goals than pipco got last term.

20.) 11 Aug 2017 20:10:30
A few years off and last time i think we looked at him, decided to stay in Croatia to develop some more, which i liked. Coric i think has such huge potential in him. being brutally honest if we did sell PC, Firmino can drop deeper if we have a fit striker. Solanke has looked okay, so between mane, salah, RF and solanke might do alright!

21.) 11 Aug 2017 21:16:32
This is now a stare down btw Cou and the owners and trust me, this will not end well for him. He is dealing with American owners and trust me, they do not play games esp. if one of their players is trying to force their hand. To them, he who writes the checks, makes the rules. Hence, Cou's team was stupid to put in that TR and this will only strengthen the owners's stance and they will not sell and Cou will to them, simply get over iot. Suarez did way worse than this to get a move to Arsenal of all places and JWH crushed that crap and LS got over it. Cou will have to cos the owners won't budge.



11 Aug 2017 13:48:04
If all been reported is true and coutinho has indeed or does hand in tr and liverpool sell him do you think it looks weak on fsg behalf? I understand coutinho wanting the Barcelona move and I understand that maybe they pressuring him and his agent to get it done now but. jus look at what has happened to us so far this window, Keita wanted the move to us, red bull standing firm so far hasn't happened. Vvd desperate for us and has even handed in a tr request. Saints standing firm and hasn't happened as of yet. It goes to show that players have massive player power but these show that players can be kept against there own will. If they sell now surely questions would be asked "why didn't liverpool stand firm?


{Ed002's Note - Not at all. It is business as usual, players are transient and they come and go. And remember FSG are the owners - anything the do or endorse is only at the behest of someone at the club - and it is the club that takes decisions on players. Macca has said Nobby Keita is back on but as I have said I am not aware of any further interest right now - again we will see. van Dyke I think may well of been dealt with.}

1.) 11 Aug 2017 14:14:13
Forgive me Ed2 when you say VVD may have been dealt with is he staying at Southampton or moving elsewhere.

{Ed002's Note - No I mean we have already mentioned him in a previous post.}

2.) 11 Aug 2017 14:08:20
Sorry ed can I just confirm your stance on vvd being dealt with that he not for sale and will stay at Saints? So much on here about the vvd situation it's near on impossible to see and recent updates.

{Ed002's Note - It has been covered already - to some great depth.}

3.) 11 Aug 2017 16:07:13
Cheers Ed2.




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22 Jan 2020 17:35:46
I have a day off work and noticed I recorded the Manchester United game so thought I would have a watch through again. Whilst I loved the game and finally closely matched the hype it has done for couple years I had a knawing problem with the analysis at the end of match. Why the fook don't gini, and hendo get more lavish praise? Graeme Souness, great footballer awful analyst, I'm sick of hearing that they both "workman like " in midfield and there only job is to cover the full backs as they bomb forward. Both have had great seasons and whilst may not get the assists of KDB and TAA or the tackles of a N'didi people might forget to see the pass before the assist or the position they take before they have to make a last ditch tackle! Would love to hear ed001 review of this, am I being daft hear and thinking they only the cart horse in our team?

Many thanks


{Ed001's Note - and there is more to it as well. Look at the way Gini uses skill and strength to keep the ball in tight corners, creating space to move the ball forward. When people say our midfield lacks creativity then they clearly have not watched him play. He creates by doing that.}

1.) 22 Jan 2020 19:10:52
Everybody in the pub was buzzing over how well Gini played.

2.) 22 Jan 2020 19:38:45
Gini Wijnaldum - El Matador!

3.) 22 Jan 2020 19:51:07
it's taken years for loads of liverpool fans to give Gini and Hendo any praise so . . .

4.) 22 Jan 2020 20:10:05
OP, I was livid with that as well. Calling our midfield "workman-like" just shows their own ignorance and nothing more. They say we lack creativity. They must have slept thru the sequence that led to Ox's sublime pass to Gini for the disallowed goal.

It seems like pundits just parrot the same rubbish amongst each other cos well, it's easier to do that than to actually watch games closely and see what is really happening. Good thing some of them are not managers cos if they were, they would be dreadful Just ask Gary Neville.

As for Gini, the guy is amazing. I watch him play and I keep thinking "Is there anything this guy can't do"? He is the complete midfielder who can play anywhere in midfield or the no. 10 (like he does for Holland) and so on. He is creative, dynamic, workman-like, the whole lot.

Same with Hendo. There is no position in midfield he can't play and can create as well. Pretty sure these same pundits missed his brilliant pass at that led to Bobbie's goal vs Flamengo. Again, lazy pundits, the lot of them.

5.) 22 Jan 2020 20:19:48
Hendo has gone up a level this season. Since he got his hands on that CL trophy he’s become even better.

6.) 22 Jan 2020 20:26:32
Gini's ability to shield the ball and turn away from the defender is one of his best talents. Ed is right, it creates space and is vital, and works really well when we're on the break too.

7.) 22 Jan 2020 20:42:58
I used to drool over Moussa Dembele’s ability to hold the ball whilst surrounded by players using strength and skill. Gini has taken what Dembele used to do to a whole new level. Different class.

8.) 23 Jan 2020 08:26:04
Yeah, annoys me too. Gini has been amazing. So has hendo and so has milner. So has fab when fit. So has the ox and so has lallana and so has keita when fit.

But for me Henderson is the best. definitely gone up a level.

9.) 23 Jan 2020 08:30:02
Exactly guys. It annoys me too. They are both brilliant. As is milner Tbf. I actually see quite a lot similarities in hendo and souness. Both hard, good tackles, good passers, good leaders. Scores important goals. Gini is absolutely fantastic. He's brace against Barcelona has given him legendary status that we won't see or understand for many years imo.
Yes they work hard and put in the yards but they both know how to get the ball forward. You don't see them lose the ball often. In fact I can't remember the last time Henderson gave it away.

I know it's controversial and people don't like to talk negatively about our captain. But I really think he has to be classed as a world class centre mid. There aren't many better that I can think of. Kdb is a brilliant passer and has amazing vision. But he isn't as good as jordan defensively. Okay maybe he's the better player but would you swap? I wouldn't need to think about it. Absolutely not.

If you don't think hendo is world class, then give me 5 better cms.



15 Jan 2020 16:14:22
Not necessarily Liverpool related and understand summer transfer window a long time away and plans may change but it seems like the summer of 2020 could be a record breaker if you believe everything that is said and written in tv and on internet and newspapers. Ed002 I appreciate you may not know what's going to happen but do you think it's going to be a big one with a lot of massive deals taking place in the summer?

Much appreciated.


{Ed002's Note - In all probability with the likes of Neymar, Mbappe, Sancho, Lautaro Martinez, Ousmane Dembele, Werner, Havertz, Saul, Icardi, etc. all either likely to move or possibly going to move.}

1.) 15 Jan 2020 16:38:46
That's Liverpools shopping list Ed, but what about the rest of the teams in Europe?

2.) 15 Jan 2020 16:53:57
So a busy summer ahead then by all accounts then ED002. Be interesting to see who ends up where. As we all know tho Mbappe, Sancho, Dembele and Havertz will all be donning the LFC red. 🤣🤣.

3.) 15 Jan 2020 17:16:51
Yer when they swap shirts after the game.

4.) 15 Jan 2020 23:10:52
Ed, longtime no speak. I hope you are well.

Looking at all the potential first team players who are looking to move on or be moved on in the summer, would there be an of those that could be offered as part of a deal for Salah going the other way to reduce the initial financial burden of huge outlay either way.

I appreciate that this is pure speculation on a few levels but given we have an idea of who may be moving and it is entirely possible that Mo’s agents may feel it is time to try their sales patter out again.

I was wondering which combinations would fit. Which club would need a Salah and in return have a potential first team player for us, that being a CB, AM or straight replacement for Mo.

{Ed002's Note - Ian not award of any plans for Liverpool tooffer Salah in part exchange at all.}

5.) 16 Jan 2020 06:59:23
Thanks Ed, I appreciate the reply.

Long may his willingness to stay and his agents embarrassment of how it went last time, continue.



14 Jan 2020 22:40:49
Was reading an article today from Paul Merson saying he believes Klopp could get Rotherham to the prem league with time. Made me sit back and think, whilst I hear a lot of pundits lauding Liverpool and Klopp he doesn't really get the credit he deserves for being a top coach.

People seem to see this huggable guy on the touch line who makes dynamite tv in his interviews and press conferences but I don't believe he gets enough credit for how better he makes players. I understand you must have a good team behind you but I can't think of ANY player we have had who hasn't improved massively under his tutelage. Maybe if he sulked in his press conferences and bemoaned decisions people might think he some managing messiah like Pep.


1.) 14 Jan 2020 23:55:18
I would love one of these multi millionaire big time managers to take one of those sorts of jobs just to see what they could do at a lower level. Like Klopp, when he leaves us see him pitch up at Oxford (my local club), for example, and see what he could do over five years. I fully understand why they all want to stay at the top, but what a challenge that would be for one of them.

2.) 14 Jan 2020 23:59:19
I don’t think Klopp gets less praise than Pep. They are widely recognised as two of the best managers in world football.
Pep has a history of winning a lot of silverware on big budgets and Jurgen has the ability to take struggling teams to become champions. Both are regularly lauded in the worlds media and rightly so.

3.) 15 Jan 2020 01:33:50
Klopp gas won a load of awards including best manager in the world. But I think I know what you mean. His tactics are bang on. Its not just his brilliant man management.

We've seen some fairly big managers mixing it in the lower leagues.

I have to say. Klopp made Liverpool competitive without spending a fortune. Then he spent big money on a keeper, two midfielders and a cb and made us world beaters. Because he knows you have to spend if you want to win things.

4.) 15 Jan 2020 05:30:25
I think it’s only recently that Klopp has finally been getting praise as a truly elite manager, not just in terms of motivating but also how tactically superb he is and also how much better he makes players.
In the past, this kind of praise was reserved largely for Guardiola, with words like ‘perfectionist’ being dolled out constantly, whereas Klopp was considered to be a loveable ‘motivator’. A lot of mainstream media publications still ignorantly categorize Liverpool as gegenpressers.
It is, however, finally becoming clear to all that Klopp is the full package, and the absolute best manager in the game.

5.) 15 Jan 2020 07:44:38
What he did with Mainz was about the a same as getting Doncaster promoted.

6.) 15 Jan 2020 07:58:16
I think he also deserves credit for the way in which he has bought into the ethos of the club and its supporters. Through example he has shown passion for the club, players and supporters. He was laughed at for celebrating a draw in front of the supporters. Who's laughing now? He understands the uniqueness of Liverpool, not just the club but the city and its people.

7.) 15 Jan 2020 08:08:35
Robbiesline. Your right mate, he has spent big.
My continued argument with other teams supporters is.
Allison was out, we was still winning.
Fabinho was out, we are still winning. Milner and Keita (Milner in big wages they have said) we’re still winning. Ox is in and out with injuries and at a minimum is on the bench if fit. We have won games without him in the squad.
In all honesty, Salah has been the first season wonder we knew and all probably want.
It’s the process of buying players but he has still progressed the squad to develop to adjust.
Yea if Van Dijk was out for a certain amount of time. Who knows?
Spurs failed at the final hurdle last season in the champions league final without spending in the summer before. I’d like to think in the modern era of football. This would be the first time a club has spent minimal money and is on course to win the top league.
Yes, he hasn’t spent fortunes prior to this campaign but I think for the majority he has bought right and under his development they have all become top top class players.

8.) 15 Jan 2020 16:55:14
Really good point lerchy.

9.) 15 Jan 2020 19:17:37
Klopp said before the CL final that his greatest achievement in his managing career was getting Mainz 05 promoted to the Bundesliga when in comparison to the other rivals gunning for promotion, they were penniless. Now did he have to spend. Of course BUT every team does that now. Everton have spent 400m in the past 3/ 4 summers now to break in the top 6 YET here they are.
Klopp said it himself in Qatar. He had to buy big where he needed finished articles like VVD and Allisson and signed Fab and Keita to improve the team. The others? He has improved them from good to border line world class to world class. That is to his credit.

As for whether he gets the amount of credit his body of work deserves, I think he does BUT it depends on the source, IMO. The English media call him a master motivator with passion and high energy and all that as if that's all you need to win you games at this level. IMO, it is due to laziness instead of actually trying to see what Klopp is about tactically and on that level, he is a tactical genius. He is able to morph the team and players into diff. systems and formations in-game that does managers' heads in. Pigeon-holing Klopp or Liverpool as just this high energy, gegenpressing (we stopped doing that over two years ago) is just like I said, lazy.

Now do you really want to know who gives Klopp the credit he truly deserves? Fellow big time managers. People should go watch or listen to the way other big time managers like Pep, Wenger, Sarri and Mou talk about Klopp and it will blow your mind. IMO, being lauded and respected by your peers at the highest level, is the biggest credit/ sign or respect of all and Klopp has it in bunches with these guys.



03 Jan 2020 11:58:21
What an absolutely fantastic 2019, In my wildest dreams did I think we would go a full year unbeaten. Massive kudos to Klopp and the players.
Last night was the first time in a good while that I genuinely thought we looked tired, maybe I'm wrong but Sheff United did not turn up at all and I jus thought we looked tired from start to finish. Despite this a win is a win and as long as we keep winning then makes no difference.
Would like to hear ed001 take on Keita and his injuries, he started off and looked like a good player got injured lost for for a bit come back looked to be making strides towards end of last season then again was crocked took him a while to get back then again a injury ser him back and recently looked like he was going to be a key component in the months to come but has been crocked again. Can I ask your opinion if you think its plain bad luck, maybe fitness coaches not wrking with him properly or could it be more a case of the lads lifestyle and not keeping himself in tip top shape outside of training?

Hope u had a good new years celebrating and wish you all the best for the upcoming year.


{Ed001's Note - I am beginning to think it has to be his lifestyle, as no one else in the squad is having these issues. Either that or he is made of tissue paper.}

1.) 03 Jan 2020 12:52:40
Cheers for your response ed001, we certainly seem to be crippled by current injury crisis. Makes the derby team selection interesting, would you go strong as possible as it's a derby or more let's not make this injury crisis worsen and sprinkle a few fringe players like lallana, origi and adrian with majority of kids?

{Ed001's Note - crippled? We are top of the league and winning game after game, that doesn't sound all that crippled!

I would go weaker, include Phillips and give Virgil a night off.}

2.) 03 Jan 2020 14:23:04
When you say lifestyle Ed, what do you mean? I’d assume their diets would be controlled, they won’t drink (I assume) during the season?

{Ed001's Note - their diets at home can't be controlled. Mona Nemmer provides them with a diet plan and will also provide them with food to eat at home if they want it, but they could easily just head straight to the pub or Maccies and gorge on rubbish if they choose.

However I was thinking it is more likely he probably doesn't sleep properly or something like that.}

3.) 03 Jan 2020 16:29:37
Crippled by injury? Man, easy off a bit, alright? Our injuries are no more than any other team, IMO. The only team that seems to moan about their injuries are ironically, the team that has spent over a billion in the past decade and they are only missing two players BUT I digress.

As for Keita, I don't know what the issue is BUT I do know for a fact that if you are in tip-top shape, you won't have to deal with nagging injuries cos your body is able to deal with them cos well, knocks happen all the time. If you are also not getting enuff rest and sleep and watching what you eat or drink then, this is what you get.

4.) 03 Jan 2020 19:07:32
Ahh I see, gotcha Ed. Probably up playing Fifa, lol. I’m surprised as to the diet aspect since wouldn’t most of them have personal chefs and all that.

{Ed001's Note - not many have personal chefs.}



12 Dec 2019 09:53:07
Minamino looks like it might have some legs to it. Not sure if ed002 can confirm anything but seems a very decent release clause and according to James Pearce the deal should be tied up for January.


{Ed002's Note - I have answered this already - and if he has a "release clause" it is of no relevance to Liverpool. A "termination clause" would be a different matter.}

1.) 12 Dec 2019 11:59:55
Hope it doesn’t mean Shaq might be leaving.

2.) 12 Dec 2019 14:58:22
I think shaq has been hard done by personally, I think him and Origi have been instrumental for us at times. Very good squad players and deliver for us more often than not when asked to rotate in high profile games. I hope this is just to add depth on top of the likes of shaq and Origi and all will get equal opportunity until the summer. I know Klopp probably has a problem with shaq work rate but salah isn’t exactly the most hard working player defensively either. As long as shaq makes an impact on the part of the field he’s being brought on at then he should get opportunities but Klopp doesn’t see it that way and Minamino transfer reflects that.

3.) 12 Dec 2019 20:35:22
7.5 mil. I'd be absolutely fuming if I were salzburg. Can't be right. I wouldn't let him go for anything less than 30mil.




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25 Nov 2019 20:41:40
Ed002 what do you make of this loan deal? I'm not entirely sure he would get plenty of game time at villa, they spent big on Wesley recently and can't imagine they would not play him, so assuming Aston Villa make an offer LFC they would surley put in some type of % of playing matches clause? Championship might be best till end of season for him maybe that way can guarantee more playing time for the lad.


{Ed002's Note - Either he goes on loan to get game time or he will leave like many of the Liverpool youngsters. Liverpool would expect him to be play but if he goes for 6 months no clauses would help.}



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16 Feb 2019 17:08:58
I'm not sure of ed002 answered but I was quickly flicking through responses and I couldn't see.
1) you said salahs agent been hawking him around to them but are they themselves interested?
2) if they are, is this a replacement for neymar or mbappe?



{Ed002's Note - I would not be surprised if they were. Yes it would be a replacement for either one.}



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30 Sep 2018 20:49:06
If I remember correctly last season Salah had a slow-ish start and I remember the city game in particular he had 3 or 4 really good chances and failed to convert them. Obvs we know what happened after that and the score line looked like we got a drubbing from city but in all fairness we was right in that game until the manè red. Salah is only human and he will have a few bad patches but let's get behind him as class will prevail and he will come through this with flying colours.




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11 Jul 2018 10:32:20
I don't know what to make of the Shaqiri deal, he seems a lazy got with a big ego who doesn't seem to want to do the dirtier side if a game. Basically everything klopp doesn't like in a player. So seems strange deal if you ask me. He is talented when he wants so maybe klopp likes a challenge of tapping into that and thinks 13m seems like a low risk? I think Brendan Rodgers can testify that a leopard doesn't change it's spots (balotelli) and would maybe go back in time and go for a player more suited to his style management instead of trying to tap into his talent.




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27 Aug 2017 23:51:16
Sorry ed002 yeah I have re-read what you said and I think you just said you wasn't aware of any approaches we have made. Can I ask are bayern looking to sell sanches or a loan only?


{Ed002's Note - I have explained that a loan will require guarantees and a sale would require a financial risk.}




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20 Feb 2020 14:31:40
Whilst I mostly agree with what you guys saying, I would love to see a Havertz sign for us in the summer. Obvs if we loose any of the starting 11 would hope they would he replaced but Havertz added to what we got would be great in my opinion.




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31 Jan 2020 22:29:39
Steven Gerrard was an absolute legend and for my age group the closest I've seen to a legend as missed the Kenny, Rushie and caught tail end of Barnes career. I then had the pleasure of meeting my idol when I worked at a place in Liverpool city centre. Believe me it's really really best that you don't meet your idols.




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15 Jan 2020 16:53:57
So a busy summer ahead then by all accounts then ED002. Be interesting to see who ends up where. As we all know tho Mbappe, Sancho, Dembele and Havertz will all be donning the LFC red. 🤣🤣.




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03 Jan 2020 12:52:40
Cheers for your response ed001, we certainly seem to be crippled by current injury crisis. Makes the derby team selection interesting, would you go strong as possible as it's a derby or more let's not make this injury crisis worsen and sprinkle a few fringe players like lallana, origi and adrian with majority of kids?


{Ed001's Note - crippled? We are top of the league and winning game after game, that doesn't sound all that crippled!

I would go weaker, include Phillips and give Virgil a night off.}



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14 Nov 2019 11:25:27
Cheers for response ed001 most appreciated. Obviously summer is a long way off but if as ed002 says Salah might try seek pastures new next season then a bid may become a possibility for Sancho? Oh along with Mbappe aswel. 🤣🤣.


{Ed001's Note - that's saying someone will meet the asking price for Salah as well.}