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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.

kjmainstreet

{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.

kjmainstreet

{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.

kjmainstreet

 

 

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.

kjmainstreet

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 002.it'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
Ed002,
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?

kjmainstreet

{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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21 Nov 2019 17:29:18
Reading a little article on line about Salah and the Olympics, wondered if any of the Ed's can clear something up for me? (this is in now way what I will think happen and wouldn't expect liverpool to try condone what I'm saying by the way) Can a player at any age "retire" from international football? Obvs I know Salah has had a lot of let's say difficult situations with his national team. I remember a year or so back Cameroon tried to call up Matip but he hadn't been in the fold for a while and for some reason said he was retired from international scene. If I remember correctly there was some sort of case to answer as Cameroon called him up but we/ he didn't want to go. Is this a thing a player can do or if you are actively playing for a club can your nation still expect you to turn up if called upon if you told them you have retired from the national team?

Cheers.

kjmainstreet

{Ed002's Note - It is a matter between the player and the country. In terms of Salah there has been an issue that has remained unresolved this year that has restricted his playing time. He can decide to retire and later come back. But it is not related to LFC.}


1.) 21 Nov 2019 22:56:04
Surely there are loads of players who have retired from international football and you can do so whenever you want? Milner is.


2.) 22 Nov 2019 14:19:50
My memory ain't great, but i'm sure it was said when Matip "retired" that there's nothing to stop National Team managers calling up people who have "retired", but it would be pretty unusual for them to try and do it if it's already established that they have "retired". I think the issue with Matip was that he announced his retirement after being called up (or something along those lines), but I could be making some or all of this up.

{Ed002's Note - If a player retires from his national side there is nothing to prevent him changing his mind and being avalable again.}


 

 

14 Nov 2019 09:39:38
Seen we have been linked with Jadon Sancho for some time, I'll be honest I've no idea how good/ average he is or what his potential currently is. As far as I know he 19 can play almost anywhere in a front 3 and is English. I don't really pay much attention when it comes to England international footy as it tends to bore the life out of me. ED001 or ED002 can any of you shed any light on if this lad is great or is he another over hyped player because he English? I don't really expect anything to be done regarding a transfer to us as the last I read it was £100+ million pound transfer fee and I think he not long signed a mega bucks contract with Dortmund. Just like to know if he the real deal or not.

Cheers guys.

kjmainstreet

{Ed001's Note - he is very good, not Mbappe level good though.}


1.) 14 Nov 2019 11:11:09
At the moment, he is somewhat a highlight reels player. His work rate is a bit of a concern and he needs a Klopp or Pep kind of manager to drill other aspects apart from his attacking output into his game.
Unless we sell one of our front 3, I just can't see where the money would come from or whether Sancho himself will accept being a rotational player for the next few seasons.
On the other hand, I'm thinking Sancho plus Harvey Elliot as our wide players after Mane and Salah are past their peak in 3-4 seasons. Very difficult decision which thankfully the right people at the club will make.


2.) 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.}


3.) 14 Nov 2019 11:13:30
Can you imagine how much he would improve under klopp. After lallana got badly injured (when he was one of our best players) he became the forgotten man. I actually feel confident that if, God forbid, fab gets injured, that with a tweak in system ads can play the jorghino role. And well.

But the Ox was definitely one of the first names on the team sheet. Played in the big European games. I'm surprised that after the genk goals he is not starting. I said when he first got injured "I hope he doesn't become the forgotten man" and he has definitely lost a lot of the momentum he had gained.

I also said "I wouldn't mind if we sold salah, he is too greedy" I must have been drunk. He is perhaps our best player. I hope our musketeers stay for the rest of their career. Someone big is going to come in for Bobby soon. We've managed to hide him for a while but it's only a matter of time until he is linked with the big clubs. But wait, we are the big clubs.

I'd punch a wall if salah left, I'd faint if mane left. I think I'd write poetry if Bobby left

Beautiful
OMG what a goal at stoke
Bicycle kick (at air) celebrations
Brazilian flair and skill
You think kane's better-idiot

Fit girlfriend (fair play)
I love him
Ripped arsenal apart
My favourite Liverpool player
Interplay around the box, speechless
Never stops trying, love him
Oh he doesn't need to look to score.


4.) 14 Nov 2019 12:53:16
Do have interest in him then Ed?


5.) 14 Nov 2019 13:31:02
See what you lot do to me when you talk about players incoming lol. I will answer my own question, zero interest. If Salah were to leave then potentially Klopp might well be interested in him but at this stage there is nothing there.


6.) 14 Nov 2019 20:18:53
Sancho may not be Mbappe good BUT he is awesome. Watched the kid play a lot in Germany last season and he is truly phenomenal. Were Salah to leave (I hope he doesn't) then Sancho and Son (I know Spurs won't sell) would be my candidates to replace him.


7.) 15 Nov 2019 12:04:26
"Horrible" is right word for internationals.

Just one ugly episode after another.

Time to reconsider whether international football is worth the trouble.

Maybe keep the World Cup - it's a nice idea. The rest of it is just turning into ugly reality TV.


8.) 15 Nov 2019 12:09:25
"Zero interest"? Lol.

We have interest in hundreds of players, tracked by the scouting network and the data analytics team.

We will have plans for replacements for Mane, Salah and Firmino. And plans for the replacements to the replacements. That's how world class sports clubs operate.


 

 

16 Oct 2019 17:36:19
Deffo feels like a roles reversed scenario coming up this sunday. Apart from last 2 years or so lfc would be travelling into a game vs united as under dogs and would be the biggest game of our season and a good time to cause an upset. Fast forward to 20 october 2019 it feels like it's a "game for us" but its the big one for them to derail us and time to perform? Maybe I'm wrong for thinking this but it makes them a dangerous opponent for us Sunday. Let's be honest if form and quality come to fruition we will come away with our 18th win in the league on the bounce which is just incredible. But being a lfc fan these games rarely go with form it's more about who wants it on the day.

kjmainstreet

1.) 16 Oct 2019 19:23:37
We just have to believe.

Klopp will get the side right for Sunday.

We are playing the current Man Utd side not one from way back when they were decent.

It’s tough at Old Trafford but this LFC side will take on all challengers.

Let’s go and get 3 points.


2.) 16 Oct 2019 23:40:22
midfield of Milner gini and fabs for me. Gini played well got Netherlands, fabs is a shoe in and Milner is rested. Put them under pressure and they will crumble.


3.) 17 Oct 2019 21:20:59
I think Klopp will got all guns blazing for this one at the start. Pretty sure he is still sore about last season where he may have felt he could/ should have gone for the throat a bit more (didn't help that Studge and Salah had a stinker) and apply the pressure to a depleted utd eam at the time. I expect the midfield to be the tried and tested Gini, Hendo and Fab even tho, Milner is a good shout. We have to give it all we've got this time, IMO if we are going to get the win cos Utd with OT rocking, won't lay down for us.


 

 

14 Aug 2019 12:07:45
A little light hearted one for the Ed's if they don't mind?

What's the most ludacris clauses in players contracts you know about?

I heard rumours that glen Johnston had to play a certain amount of games per season otherwise the club would be penalised, not sure if true but got me to thinking what other crazy ones do and of the Ed's know? Is there ones like a player must be the highest earner at a club whilst he there or has a player got yo have the coolest haircut so on so fourth.

kjmainstreet

{Ed001's Note - the highest earner clause is very common, Messi, Harry Kane and Ronaldo have one just off the top of my head.}


1.) 14 Aug 2019 13:47:28
Ruddock's clause involved an all you can eat chinese buffet.


2.) 14 Aug 2019 13:58:17
Didn't Ronaldinho and Deco have clauses that they could go partying 2 nights a week?


3.) 14 Aug 2019 16:17:16
Ed does the "I play every game if fit" or the alleged Glen Johnson clause even exist and if so, did GJ have that at LFC or does any other player you know, have that currently? Cheers, mate.

{Ed001's Note - they exist or used to, very commonly. Regularly teams would use it to convince a player not so keen on the move.}


4.) 14 Aug 2019 16:44:11
mourinhos one that he has to get sacked on his 3rd year is the best.


5.) 14 Aug 2019 20:54:34
While at Fiorentina, Gabriel Batistuta had a clause which stated if he was teams top scorer he was allowed to choose one of the jerseys worn by former players which were framed on the wall.

I don't know which jerseys he chose every time but I do know he chose Roberto Baggio once and that each time he sold the shirts at auction giving the money away to charity in his home town in Argentina

That's the most unusual one I ever saw.


6.) 14 Aug 2019 23:27:12
Every time I played for my local team when they were short, I’d say yes if the manager bought my drinks after. does that count?


 

 

17 Feb 2019 10:32:13
Been reading through a few posts and read in the echo the other day that a CB will likely be signed in the summer. I have no way of actually rating some of the names thrown around (de ligt and upemacano) as I haven't seen them play in all honesty just heard people rave about them. I agree with ed001 whole heartedly tho. Gomez and vvd looked the best CB partnership around its jus a shame that Joe is injured at the mo. My question for you ed001 if you may tho is what would you do? For me it's a no brainer when Gomez and vvd are fit they play, simple as. But what then I don't really rate lovren matip slightly more than him but if we being honest Gomez, lovren and matip don't have the greatest injury record. So I'm struggling to see what we should do. Spend on a player that is happy to sit on bench whilst vvd and Gomez fit? Rely on youth maybe but if an long term injury does occur have to throw them in for a long space of time? Leave as is in hope that there 3 injury records improve? Its a bit of a conundrum if you ask me. Lol.

kjmainstreet

{Ed001's Note - offload Matip or Lovren and bring in someone to fight for the place with Gomez and VVD.}


1.) 17 Feb 2019 11:07:13
Cheers my man, seems simple enough let's hope we manage to do it in summer.


2.) 17 Feb 2019 11:31:13
IMO Alderweireld would be the person I would bring in. Do you think he’s got the right attributes for the job, Ed001, including how much he would cost given he’s entering the last year of his deal?

{Ed001's Note - certainly a fantastic defender who could also add cover for right back and defensive midfield. Seems the ideal player to be honest. Except he does tend to also miss large portions of each season through injury. So no, not for me, but only because we need someone who can stay fit.}


3.) 17 Feb 2019 11:48:44
Been thinking on this like everyone else. If possible Hummels could be a good shout for a reasonable fee obviously.

I’d forget De Ligt, Upemecanno and Koulibaly as they aren’t going to happen. Far too expensive and wouldn’t be happy as third choice.

{Ed001's Note - Hummels is just another Matip, but better on the ball and just as injury prone. And slower.}


4.) 17 Feb 2019 11:52:01
If he has to challenge VVD and Gomez, he must be -
a) very quick
b) comfortable on the ball.


5.) 17 Feb 2019 12:01:02
So who would you want Liverpool to sign for the role then Ed001? I personally think we missed the best option in Pavard. Would Tah interest you at all?

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea mate who I would like I have not looked into it, but Tah seems a good suggestion. Konate is the one that comes to mind though.}


6.) 17 Feb 2019 13:26:34
Might sound mad but I still have faith in lovren. Gomez would be my starter next to vvd. I think we should have kept klavan or find another lcb, coz it's when vvd is injured or suspended that we will struggle.


7.) 17 Feb 2019 14:21:07
Ed, are any of the youngsters ready to fill that role instead of buying another player? Phillips perhaps?

{Ed001's Note - not really Gomez is the only youngster ready really.}


8.) 17 Feb 2019 14:45:17
Ed is correct. We cannot replace injury-prone players with another injury-prone player even tho said injury-prone player (Alderweireld) is the real deal.

On another note, Ed01 what do you think about Ante Rebic as an option in attack?

{Ed001's Note - not seen him play mate sorry.}


9.) 17 Feb 2019 15:50:39
I think Philips injury was at a really unfortunate time, he had a great pre-season. i was fully expecting him to get a chance at some point if he had kept fit.

I think it maybe a bit more difficult given the length of injury but hopefully can recover well and keep pushing!

i agree both matip and lovren are both too injury prone. I know people have bad things to say about lovren but whilst he is a bit of a fool sometimes you can't question his commitment and slightly admire from what he has grown up from!

ultimately we shouldn't be getting a player to play ahead of gomez, so we can rule out Koullibay.

but someone who can push gomez and lovren would be ideal, someone who is a bit versatile and can cover other roles! .


10.) 17 Feb 2019 16:16:01
When is big Joe back? got to be a few weeks now surely?


11.) 17 Feb 2019 18:32:35
What about Coady Ed’s n Reds? I haven’t seen Wolvers play much so don’t know if he would suit our current style? Be nice to get another scouser (back) in the team!

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of interest and would he return to sit on the bench?}


12.) 17 Feb 2019 19:09:01
Good point Ed002. I was wondering whether he would prefer 20-25 games at his boyhood club or 40+ at Wolves?

If there’s no interest then it’s a moot point anyway.

Thanks for the answer 😀.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe he wants to play for a club who wanted him and gave him a chance rather than the boyhood club who didn’t want him, didn’t give him a chance and have no interest in him now. Of Liverpool were to give him that many games and VvD were fit then it would likely be the end of Gomez as he would be relegated to third choice at best.}


13.) 17 Feb 2019 22:31:06
I’m with Zed on the Alderweireld opinion.

He would be a quality signing at the right stage of his career to not impact on Joe’s development. Indeed I think it would help Joe’s development as well as providing genuine competition for places.


 

 

 

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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.

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{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?

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{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?

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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. 🤣🤣.

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07 Nov 2019 23:42:09
Epic potato, whilst I agree mahrez has had a more productive season so far, I genuinely think andy robertson could take care of him, maybe I'm over confident and blind lfc goggles on but that's how I see it, be careful yes but not fearful of him. Sterling on the other side, slightly different in my opinion if TAA switches off, which at times has been guilty of despite his massive improvement he will need to be on it come sunday. 👍.

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07 Nov 2019 17:30:16
Good review ed001, agree with all what you say there and am really intrigued as what both managers do. I would be amazed if ederson misses out and wasnt jus another mind game pep trying to get us thinking he ain't playing. The 2 key areas you point out both make absolutely 100 sense.

Our main strengths of attack seem to come from the full backs and whilst mahrez doesn't strike a great amount of fear into me sterling on the other side looks different gravy at the min. Let's jus hope his mental block he has playing against us at Anfield continues as if it does I can only see a lfc win, if he manages to get over it then things could be a lot more difficult?

Midfield whilst our isn't as elaborate as city's it's still strong and hopefully can out work the most probable gundogan, kdb and bernardo trio. Fabinho against spurs would help put massively and whilst firmino is "our striker" him dropping deep and picking pockets of space could give us the most amount of joy. Anyways live reading your reviews and previews keep up the stellar wrk my friend and let's hope come sunday eve we celebrating being 9 points ahead before the bore fest of international footy.

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30 Oct 2019 17:10:14
In all fairness we need fab for BOTH prem games in my opinion. Villa ain't no gimmick or guarantee we will win, what's the point of him deliberately miss the villa game if we end up dropping points and hoping he makes a bigger impact for th city game. don't play him tonight he needs a lite rest, play him at villa saturday and what will be will be. If we cruising and he hasn't picked up a yellow bring him off then but its pointless prioritising games when we don't know any outcome.

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17 Feb 2019 11:07:13
Cheers my man, seems simple enough let's hope we manage to do it in summer.

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