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31 Aug 2023 19:36:55
Good evening ed002, after RG are you still expecting us to try and sign another player?

markp08

{Ed002's Note - We are entering the “maybe” or “perhaps” situation.}


1.) 31 Aug 2023 19:52:01
Thanks, at least we are trying.


2.) 31 Aug 2023 20:18:29
Sit on the fence.


3.) 31 Aug 2023 20:35:29
with Ryan Gravenburch done, are they secretly not telling us Soblazai will be a right sided player, Gravenberch in Midfield and Salah is off.


4.) 31 Aug 2023 20:53:21
@Rax, you may be right on this one I'm afraid.


5.) 31 Aug 2023 20:55:44
I hope Salah doesn't leave, but if he does, I would like us to go to a 4-2-3-1, with Mac and Endo/ Graven double pivot and Szob on the right, with Gakpo, Diaz and Nunez up top.


6.) 31 Aug 2023 21:01:55
Another deal confirmed yet there is always clamour for. more :)


7.) 31 Aug 2023 21:19:52
Gravenberch has nothing to do with Salah + the club (or Klopp) ; has been after him since he was at Ajax. When Salah goes we will look to buy someone else imho.


8.) 31 Aug 2023 21:36:20
1 + 1 = 11 there Rex mate imo.
Or the algebraic equivalent lol.


9.) 01 Sep 2023 00:37:12
I think some on here will be disappointed if Salah doesn’t leave. That’s a real shame.


10.) 01 Sep 2023 06:34:15
Some Liverpool fans will tell you we should sell Allison mate, In other words some have zero football intelligence.


 

 

04 Sep 2021 08:24:25
Minamino injured. Not sure for how long.

markp08

1.) 04 Sep 2021 08:50:03
Standard international window.


2.) 04 Sep 2021 08:57:53
Yep exactly, awaiting the next one.


3.) 04 Sep 2021 12:59:43
Not surprised. Poor lad ain’t kicked a ball since Red Bull 😂.


4.) 04 Sep 2021 14:01:07
Fabs it's time to play as a striker lol.


5.) 04 Sep 2021 14:26:05
Where’s Steven Caulker when you need him?


6.) 04 Sep 2021 17:58:41
Think Nabil El Zhar is available on a free transfer. Could be a good option to replace Minamino as a sub who never gets on the pitch!


7.) 04 Sep 2021 20:44:19
Oh no.


8.) 04 Sep 2021 22:22:13
I hate internationals.


 

 

14 Jul 2021 19:33:17
Fabrizio Romano has said he expects a surprise from Liverpool in the market. Ed002's surprise is back on.

markp08

1.) 14 Jul 2021 19:43:16
I think we may have to wait a bit for the surprise though - Romano also said he 100% expects outgoings first - Origi, Shaqiri, Gruijic and Wilson.

I wonder if Keita will still be here at the close of the window?

{Ed002's Note - Finding a buyer at the right price won't be easy.}


2.) 14 Jul 2021 20:03:28
He prob read the most reliable source on the internets posts! Ed2 honestly what a massive asset to this site maybe people will now start to appreciate ed2s input a bit more.


3.) 14 Jul 2021 20:10:12
£25M is a very good price for Keita now, imo. No idea what we would be looking for but I can't imagine clubs willing to take a chance on him at much more than that.

He would be better off leaving now and we could do with the money too.


4.) 14 Jul 2021 20:26:14
Sean, £25 is a good price at this stage.


5.) 14 Jul 2021 20:28:35
Im guessing on of the Italians we were linked with? Most likely Berardi?


6.) 14 Jul 2021 20:29:14
Everyone is saying expect a surprise because just like last year, and most of the last few summers nearly all our signings go under the radar till the last minute.


7.) 14 Jul 2021 21:06:37
Berardi would be a very decent signing. I know we’ve not had the best of luck with Italian players, but that has to change at some point, he’s got all the qualities that Klopp likes, he’s hard working, versatile as he can play out wide or through the middle, technically very good and he has decent end product (he’s scored and assisted in double figures for both of the last two seasons) . Additionally he’s on record as saying that if he moved outside of Italy he’d favour a move to us.

He said “Being able to choose, I would play in Liverpool. Changing remains difficult for me, but it no longer frightens me, I would do it. ”

I hope we go for this lad as he’d be a very decent acquisition.


8.) 14 Jul 2021 20:48:07
If it's going to be a surprise then I hope it's one of Barella or Chiesa. We could use either one. But I know one of the front 3 would have to leave for Chiesa to be brought in.


9.) 14 Jul 2021 21:38:13
It won’t be either of Chiesa or Barella. Juve have an obligation to sign him and there’s no way they’re parting with him for less than £100m. Inter don’t want to sell Barella.


10.) 14 Jul 2021 19:50:32
Here's hoping it's Adama Traore.


11.) 15 Jul 2021 12:27:51
Beradi is poor, I'd rather Elliot got the minutes than waste money on him.


12.) 15 Jul 2021 18:58:14
Ed02 has said anyone expecting Berardi at Anfield should not hold their breath?


13.) 15 Jul 2021 19:28:12
Ed002, in your opinion. What would be the right price for Keita to gets clubs interested? Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - Right now I don't think there are plans to sell him.}


14.) 15 Jul 2021 19:44:14
Appreciate it. Cheers.


15.) 16 Jul 2021 10:38:10
At this point wouldn't it be better to let Keita go nearly for free? and just reduce the wages you have, dude can barely play 10 games a season, seems a bit of a wage drain for someone you could just replace with a youngster.


16.) 16 Jul 2021 11:11:35
Thats as vague as it comes and what would constitute a surprise? Some fans think Mbappe is a possibility do not spending silly money on a big name player could be a surprise to them.


 

 

24 May 2021 19:09:37
Good evening ed002, do you expect one of our front 3 to leave in the summer? I have been trying to think where Mane could go for example and I can only come up with PSG or Bayern. Thanks.

markp08

{Ed002's Note - Mo Salah (RW/F) Liverpool could cash in to fund transfers but there is no clear interest at this time after he and his agent pricing him out of a move with previous attempts to leave. His "representative" has again been doing the rounds this time also asking Bayern Munich, PSG and surprisingly Chelsea if they are interested. I suspect that Barcelona and Real Madrid may also have been approached again. Liverpool will likely look to a new contract but don't be surprised of an offer from PSG.
Sadio Mane (LW/F) Would likely be too expensive for Barcelona but they could look to including Dembele in a deal - but Liverpool are overpricing players again. Real Madrid could look to him as alternative to Mbappe - possibly - but would want to throw players in to a deal.
Roberto Firmino (S) Liverpool will look to upgrade at some point whilst he still has value – perhaps in 2022.

All of these players are performing but they are all 30ish and their value will fall away - I suspect Klopp wants to do the rebuild rather than let someone else do it - which is a huge risk for the club financially.}


1.) 24 May 2021 20:20:42
If I remember we turned down £14m for Wilson, which seemed a very good offer to me.


2.) 24 May 2021 20:43:09
Any player that doesn’t want to play for us can go at the right price I guess.


3.) 24 May 2021 21:02:41
Never mind salahs agent pricing him out of a move it should be Liverpool football club he’s the last one to leave to me!


4.) 24 May 2021 20:58:51
Understand to a certain extent the Spanish clubs Ed but why on earth would his representative be offering him to Chelsea? Surely we would match wages and it is a definite step down at this moment in time. Is Salah that desperate to move on?

Re Mane, I would defs take Dembele and some cash if it meant we could also buy a young CF.


5.) 24 May 2021 22:01:33
Last seasons Mane we can’t replace, this season though he was way off the pace. I can’t work out if he will get back to his best. Klopp and Edwards know best.


6.) 24 May 2021 22:31:57
Salah is guaranteed between 20-30 goals a season, he'd be the last one out the 3 I'd sell.


7.) 24 May 2021 22:38:47
This seasons Mane > any season Dembele. Fact,


8.) 24 May 2021 23:43:21
I have clients who are sports agents (primarily rugby) who tell me it is common practice for agents, particularly if they have a very valuable client, to always gauge interest from clubs even if their client shows no desire to move.
They obviously earn from transfers and they will claim they are making sure their client is made aware of interest to keep him in the loop when in actual fact they are trying to turn his head to generate a fee for themselves.
Now I don’t know if this is the case with Salah but I certainly don’t see his agent touting him about as proof positive that he wants to leave Liverpool.


9.) 25 May 2021 07:50:01
If Dembele gets his head right he is an absolute baller. Definitely more naturally talented than Mane. Would hope that Klopp would have a serious conversation around his motivations if we were to sign him.


10.) 25 May 2021 10:12:41
Josh, Mane has scored double figures in goals every season since he was 20, in every league he’s played, even this season he’s not been at his best but still scored 11. Dembele on the other hand has only done that once, in a farmers league (Ligue 1). The lad is weak mentally and physically and is as thick as mince. Dembele isn’t worth the risk.


11.) 25 May 2021 04:09:14
I ed002, i know you don't like this but should I hold my breath over kylian mbappa to liverpool?
I mean is there even a chance for this?

{Ed002's Note - Kylian Mbappe (RW/S/F) is the primary target for Real Madrid in 2021 - they will face a challenge from Juventus who will be open to include players in the deal. Manchester City have certainly considered Mbappe but I think it unlikely they will commit to the €200M transfer fee, huge signing on fee and huge wages. Liverpool would also be in a similar position and the money would be a major issue for them regardless. PSG don't want to sell him and at the very least will expect him to agree a one or two year extension to his existing contract that runs until 2022, that will keep his price buoyant - and that seems the most likely outcome but he may want a commitment that he can join Real Madrid next summer. But Ideally PSG want him to agree a new long term deal and are willing to offer him €750k per week for a minimum two year extension.}


12.) 25 May 2021 08:53:42
Dembele isn't mature enough in my opinion, I can see him upsetting/ annoying a lot of the more experienced players. Ed's should one of them leave, is Pedro Neto still be looked at? He was doing the rounds this time last season, is he still highly thought of at the club?

{Ed002's Note - The only Wolves player Liverpool has shown an interest in is Traore - although other clubs have been looking at Neto.}


13.) 25 May 2021 09:56:19
I remember a time when Ousmane Dembele was seen as Kylian Mbappe's equal. He is unbelievably talented. He just doesn't seem capable of applying that talent and somebody posted on here last time it came up just how many issues he has away from the pitch. From partying and trashing his rented accommodation, all the way down to little things like his diet.

He'll likely go down as another player who had the world it his feet, but his head in the clouds.


14.) 25 May 2021 11:53:03
750k wow. Thanks ed for the reply. Appreciate it. It's safe to say the figures quoted are absolutely beyond liverpool and fsg.


15.) 25 May 2021 13:04:50
Salah's agent has been talking to other clubs ever since his first day at Melwood, but a transfer hasn't even remotely come close to happening. The fact he approached Chelsea tells you all you need to know.


16.) 25 May 2021 14:16:30
Ed002, have you heard anything about how LFC view Traore as a possible fit into the squad, or is it merely a Klopp infatuation?

Traore hasn't proven to be consistent at all, so it just seems extremely risky to expect him to slot in as a Salah replacement. I like the idea of him playing behind Salah in the rotation, but I'm not sure that's money well spent at his current price, especially considering too that we have Harvey Elliott waiting in the wings.

{Ed002's Note - I would expect Traore to be a Salah replacement.}


17.) 25 May 2021 22:17:59
Replacing Salah with Traore would be like replacing Ian Rush with Steve Anthrobus. It would be almost guaranteeing a relegation battle.


18.) 26 May 2021 11:41:08
Agreed. Traore still looks like a rough diamond and needs work. Nuno is a great coach IMO and it worries me that Traore still isn't looking polished. For me, he still needs a few more years, understanding the best position for his attributes and I don't fancy that dice roll at LFC. Especially if he's seen as a replacement for a 20+ goalscorer.


19.) 26 May 2021 13:59:28
He still looks rough around the edges at 25, that should answer all questions. A few more years takes him far to close to 30 with no likelihood those shortcomings in his game will ever improve.


 

 

03 Apr 2021 12:25:40
Posters on here have very very short memories. Most posters now believe that Mane should be sold. How disrespectful. He was the main man last season, better thatn Salah and one of the main reasons why we won the league. Then a few months later he gets C.V. and has a big dip in form and supporters turn agains't him.

Mane will discover his true very very soon and posters will have to offer a groveling appology. Mane I still love you man.

markp08

1.) 03 Apr 2021 12:52:54
In an ideal world, Mane does not leave and we add another top quality player upfront to compete our front 4. But in reality, we need funds to come from somewhere to refresh and build a younger squad over time.
Mane is a brilliant footballer no doubt. But he has two years left on his contract and is approaching 30 years of age, just like Bobby and Salah. I cannot envisage FSG giving Klopp sufficient funds to refresh the squad while also handing out improved long term contracts to all 3 of the mentioned players.
Salah is our most marketable player while Bobby just won't sell for much. So its naturally Mane that a lot of fans assume will be sold if an acceptable offer came in.
From a long term perspective, it makes sense to sell an ageing first choice forward along with some of the fringe attackers (Origi, Taki and Shaq) . Use the money to get two younger but very high potential players, preferably one wide player (Neto/ Raphinha) and a striker like Malen.
You cannot keep bringing in the next best talent if the existing first team players don't make way.


2.) 03 Apr 2021 13:07:49
The thing is it looks like we need to sell if we are supposed to make this team better and we have to look at this situation from clubs future perspective.
If we look at our front three.
Salah is consistent with goals he has been all his time with us. Bobby is a big part of the system and it he who allows mane and salah so many opportunities to score. Mane is a beast but he has been off the boil for a good 15 months now and when on form what he brings pace and directness to our team. But He is most easily replaced amongst the front three.
I don't want to break the trio but say if a deal for a better player younger player is available and one of the 3 has to make way, mane would be my choice.


3.) 03 Apr 2021 13:26:45
Reality shows that either Mane or Salah will need to go probably, and Salah is the world class player out of the two, plus in Jota we already have a replacement for Mane, so be realistic.


4.) 03 Apr 2021 13:44:10
Off form for 15 months? This is what I mean a totally false statement. December last year was when Mane was bagging in all the goals and winning us the league. Firmino is far far less a part of the system, the best games recently are when Firmino doesn’t play.


5.) 03 Apr 2021 14:20:53
Not disrespectful at all. It’s fairly evident that he’s on the decline and he’s certainly not getting any younger so he’s not suddenly going to get better. The sensible thing to do is cash in while he has value and use that money to bring in someone to refresh the front line. It’s obvious that Jota makes a capable replacement, so that money from the sale of Mane can go to bring someone in to add goals to the lineup as beyond Salah and Jota there’s not many goals in the side.


6.) 03 Apr 2021 14:46:37
IB, absolutely spot on.
Mane is a phenomenal footballer but it makes the most sense financially to move Mane on. Moving mane on pays for his replacement and a striker. (Pulisic and Mallen are my picks) .
Of course it would be great if we could keep him and refresh the squad with some new players but unfortunately it’s not going to happen. Now is probably the best time to seek him too, his stock is still high and his getting on a little bit. The summer after firmino will likely be moved on, again a replacement will be signed. Salah the year after.


7.) 03 Apr 2021 15:15:29
No way should we sell our best player Sadio Mane!
We need a centre forward who actually scores goals .
I’d move Bobby on and maybe Salah if he wants to go . but certainly not Sadio.


8.) 03 Apr 2021 15:39:59
Haven't seen so much bollocks posted in a long time. IB miles away from the facts. Good opening post mark.


9.) 03 Apr 2021 15:42:01
Liver la Salah as outperformed mane season after season, how do you get to that Mane is our best player, very good but blows out and cold.


10.) 03 Apr 2021 15:47:19
Mighty are you saying Salah was better than Mane last season, when we won the league? I am sure no one else agrees with you.


11.) 03 Apr 2021 15:50:50
6 times, Mane was also the main reason we won it 6 times. Against Barcelona he was the man. If Firmino or Salah had played instead we would not have won v Barca. Mane if far from on the decline, he will massively prove you wrong.


12.) 03 Apr 2021 16:45:07
You are turning a blind eye to the obvious fact that mane has been severely out of form and 100+ million for him is just too good a sum to say no to esp if it gives the team a big chance to invest on its future.
And mane was not able to win nothing in that Barcelona game till gini came up and turned it around. If there was no gini and origi we would have lost.
And mane did not win us the league it was our defense that did. You seem to easily forget that mane wouldn't have scored half of his goals if it weren't for salah and bobby. And if mane won us the league how did salah not when he scored same number of games.
There are 10 players like mane out there so the fact is he is the most replaceable in the front 3.


13.) 03 Apr 2021 16:57:04
Very few teams could afford the fee for one of the front three in any normal times, with corona decimating finances I doubt any bids will come for them. PSG perhaps but Real and Barce are broke and the club wouldn’t sell to a domestic rival. Bayern Munich tend to hoover up the best of the bundesliga and Juve can’t match the wages of the premier league.

{Ed077's Note - Juventus can easily match the wages in the PL. Maybe you should look up tax rates in the UK and Italy for starters.


14.) 03 Apr 2021 17:26:27
Mane is out of form and look at what has happened to the team in terms of goals way down. I believe Mane is just recovering from his sickness and starting from today the real Mane will show up. Start playing mane up front with Jota and Salah and he will soon rediscover his magic. Up until the suspension of the title season Mane did get most of our winning goals not Salah and certainly not Bobby.


15.) 03 Apr 2021 17:30:30
Akita you need to watch the Barcelona game again. Mane ran them ragged in the first half. They doubled up on him allowing the space for Hendo and then Gini to exploit. Mane was MOTM.


16.) 03 Apr 2021 17:39:05
Ed77, Juventus need a full rebuild and are short of cash. I can’t see them paying £100m transfer fees.

{Ed077's Note - who said anything about transfer fees. The post said Juve can't match the wages in PL and I replied they can in a little different way.


17.) 03 Apr 2021 17:45:42
He’s not going to prove me wrong. He’s at the age where we need to be moving him on while we can get a big fee for him. Yes he’s been brilliant, but you cannot live in the past and on past reputation. He’s not done it at all this season and look spent. If he has another season like this next year for us then we’ll not make a good fee from him and then will struggle to invest in the squad. As it stands he’d easily fetch £70m+ which would go very well in finding a striker who can actually put the ball in the net and replace Firmino, Jota is more than capable of replacing Mane, stop living in the past and being sentimental, it gets us nowhere. We have to be realistic about how we continue funding our squad, and it is through sales. Cold hard facts.


18.) 03 Apr 2021 18:13:35
A front 3 of Jota, Fimino and Salah is way off what is needed to win the PL. If you get £75m for Mane why not take £40m for Firmino and replace him with a goal scorer. That would give us a miles better chance.


19.) 03 Apr 2021 18:20:22
I agree with both Markp08 and Indian Buzzer. Mane’s form has dipped dramatically but I for one am not writing him off. Can he return to his best form, of course he can but this is where Indian Buzzer brings up a valid point. It is well known we are not flush with cash. Mane turns 29 in 7 days and by next summer he will be 30 years of age with 1 year remaining on his contract. If a bid comes in for say, £100M this summer we would be foolish to reject that. That isn’t a slight on Mane as a player, it’s just forward planning. I love Mane as player and for the last 2-3 years he has been sensational but as Ed2 always says, players come and go and life moves on unfortunately.


20.) 03 Apr 2021 18:37:06
Yes Alonso I see that point of course. But let’s say you get £90m for Mane then what? An in form Mane is one of our 5 main players so who are you going to replace him with. Don’t say Sancho, Barnes etc that will set us back 3 years. Why not replace Wilson, shaq and Origi with another decent player who can challenge the front 3 and Firmino?


21.) 03 Apr 2021 19:00:18
Indeed, we need to evolve and refresh.
Mo can't be sold, and I can see the argument to sell Mane.
At the end of the day, it will really depends on who we get in place.

I would not blink an eye and sell Firmino instead.

How many times have we heard Liverpool play well when Firmino does?
Well, how many times have Liverpool played well over past year?
Relying on Firmino to play well, is like relying on Matip to stay fit. Not a wise plan.

With Firmino gone, Shaq, Origi, Wilson, and maybe the Ox and Naby too, we should really get good enough fund for 2 first 11 material.


22.) 03 Apr 2021 19:56:23
I love all are front 3 Jota comes in fir Bobby he might score more than Bobby but his hold up play is nowhere near what Bobby’s is and we look a bit week up too with Jota up there. Mane form has been poor this season but nobody knows how C.V. effected him. As for Salah he does for us what is the hardest thing in the game to do score goals and gets more assists than the rest of are front 3 don’t get why so many fans don’t rate him as much as Mane is goal rate is phenomenal.


23.) 03 Apr 2021 20:51:49
Wilson, Shaqiri and Origi will all be going in the summer anyway, we’d be lucky to get anywhere £30m for them which goes nowhere. Mane is 29 this month, his output really has never been as good as Salah’s, so I think it’s sensible to sell him and reinvest. I’d sell Firmino too as he’s also knocking 30 and his output isn’t as good as it was.

This summer we need to sell Origi, Shaqiri, Wilson, Grujic, Matip, Keita, Ox, Firmino and Mane.

One of the things we used to do well was moving players on before they got to the point of being past it and refreshing the squad. Given that we have to sell to buy, I think it’s sensible to sell now than wait.


24.) 03 Apr 2021 20:57:21
Who doesn’t rate Salah as much as Mane? They are both equally important for the team but Salah gets more goals and assists but Msne overall does more tracking back. Can’t agree on Firmino hold up play half the time his second touch is a tackle. Ps he has been better so far today.


25.) 03 Apr 2021 22:52:02
Money is scarce now, mane is top drawer but to think he will fetch a huge sum at his age is unlikely in my opinion. 50 million bar a prolonged payment would be my guess. Ps he's a hero.


26.) 04 Apr 2021 02:41:56
This is a team game. each and everyone of them have given us their all. let's cherish and love each of them!


27.) 04 Apr 2021 04:52:35
LFC have to consider what to do with the "Front 3".

They are legends, but their goalscoring has simply not been good enough in 2021. Will they carry this form into next season? Then we will struggle again.

Salah 2 goals from open play in the league in 2021. Sadio and Bobby one each, I think.

Jota has already outscored them all in 2021, after playing one whole game, and then half an hour yesterday.

Front 3 are legends. But they will have to make room for younger, more productive players.

That's not disrespectful. That's simply the fact of life if a club wants to challenge the likes of City year in, year out.


28.) 04 Apr 2021 05:31:24
For all stat lovers. if salah hasn't been the best striker in the league this season then no one is worthy to be told as that. he is the top scorer.


29.) 04 Apr 2021 07:02:57
Salah is a better footballer than Mane. That is not a slight on Mane, coz Salah is just that good.

{Ed077's Note - Agreed. Salah is easily the best player of the "front 3" for me.}


30.) 04 Apr 2021 07:54:23
LLTK- Juve must have one of the biggest wage bills in football, they pay Ramsey 400k a week for a start.


31.) 04 Apr 2021 08:06:58
I must have watched a different game but was Mane the one that tried the impossible pass to Bobby instead of having a shot, fluffed the control that let to Jota buried in the back of the net for goal number 3 and then missed the header to make it four.

Look he had a good game but it was not Mane world class standards and I do think it is fair to set the bar to those standard of the past 3 seasons we know he can achieve, anything less and on a continued basis will put some criticism his way.

I will take that performance as a confidence booster for Mane and hope we see the world class Mane on Tuesday.


32.) 04 Apr 2021 08:53:15
It’s great when people say Bobby is a big part of the system. It’s like no other forward in world football closes defenders down and Mane and Salah cannot score without him. You only have to look at the games where he goes off or doesn’t play and that proves that theory wrong. Mane, Jota and Salah can all play anywhere in the front 3 and still score goals. For me Bobby can only play in the middle and still doesn’t score a great deal. Fans are even calling for him to play in midfield just to get him in the team. With the current money situation in football i can’t see anyone spending big money so if we sell Mane it could be at a far lower price than what people believe. Bobby is a firm favourite of Klopps but so is Mane and Salah so I wouldn’t be surprised to see them all stay.


33.) 04 Apr 2021 09:46:54
I really don’t think you can judge any player on this season’s form. Football without fans is a completely different game and the difference between good players and great ones is their ability to play with freedom in front of 60,000 screaming fans.
We’ve seen the likes of Luke Shaw finally show that he’s a player this season as he’s not under pressure from the toxic Old Trafford terraces.
Once fans are back next season normal service will be resumed and chaff will be chaff again and the likes of Mane will be ripping defences apart.

{Ed077's Note - Shaw playing well is a result of him finding fitness and Telles providing genuine threat for his spot in the team. He was horrendus until Telles signed for us this year too.}


34.) 04 Apr 2021 10:41:18
Please stop with wage figures. No way ramsey earns anything like 400k a week. It is still very high what he earns for the output he gives but its nowhere near 400k.

{Ed077's Note - even if its half, its still too much for an injury prone player.}


35.) 04 Apr 2021 11:04:53
Sorry but for those saying mane has to leave, you are all clueless. Firmino has to leave, for me, despite what a great player her has been for the team, he doesn’t bring that anymore. He can’t score, he’s lost pace, he hardly tracks back, he was largely missing from the game against arsenal, which has been the case for most of this season. So for me, the first person out of the front three that should be sold should be firmino, as much as I hate to say it.


36.) 04 Apr 2021 11:05:10
the general rule of thumb seems to be that some fans just need to bag one player and insist they are sold. no loyalty, no big picture, just negative get rid mentality.


37.) 04 Apr 2021 11:22:15
Great thread by the way, good to have some differing opinions argued out properly! Having read all the posts, there is obviously a big split between fans of who should be sold.
My two cents worth: People need to also Co aider the bigger picture overall in that our front three are all nearing their 30's (makes it sound old! ) during one of the worst years in modern football financially. Realistically, a shake up if the squad is required, and not just at the front. Our midfield is also in a similar age bracket and the club have to be extremely careful to maintain the last few years success, and the only way to do that is by refreshing the squad with quality.
It is well known LFC do not have the funds of other big clubs, so it is vital that the club raise money through sales to afford this quality. Unfortunately, with the emergence of Haaland and Mbappe, it has probably taken the attention of Mané and Salah by the big spenders, who have now put their financial focus on the other two.
That may be a good thing for some fans, but it also likely means if bids were to even come in for one of our front three, it will likely not be anywhere near the valuation we fans expect.
I think the club is about to arrive at a cross road and needs to make some very smart decisions ions to secure the next 5-10 years of success. Yes, we have some good youngsters coming through, but the next 2 transfer windows will be huge for LFC in my opinion and the only way to do that is by selling a high value asset or two.


38.) 04 Apr 2021 12:17:08
Faithinworks, nothing to do with not being loyal or a get rid mentality, it’s about building for long term success and with Mane and Firmino both being 29 and evidently not as effective as before, it is economic sense to sell and refresh the squad.

Players are transient employees, Mane isn’t thinking about the supporters when he gets his agents go flirt with Madrid, Barcelona and PSG is he?

There’s absolutely no doubt he’s been a great signing for us, but he’s now at the age where he’s not as effective as he once was, so it’s sensible to sell as we don’t have the benefit of being owned by a Middle East government with limitless funds or a Russian oligarch with equally unlimited funds and have to raise funds by selling.

As it is we do need seriously improve what we have. Wijnaldum is leaving, we need to move on and replace the likes of Keita, Ox, Shaqiri and Milner as for various reasons they’re not good enough, injury prone or in Milner’s case, age has caught up with him (he was terrible against Arsenal), Matip is made of glass and can’t be relied upon, we obviously need a fourth centre back, but it looks like Phillips is good enough to be fourth choice and Kabak is improving game by game so that could save a fortune.

We have a ready made replacement for Mane in Jota (a player I was delighted to see us sign as he always looked quality for Wolves), Firmino does need replacing and selling both Mane and Firmino would allow us to buy a good quality replacement and bring in some quality in midfield.


39.) 04 Apr 2021 13:33:51
I’d keep all the front 4. Let another look too much into this season. Games every 3 days, no fans no rest period etc. I think they all deserve at least one more season in front of our fans to celebrate their achievements. Then at the end of next season maybe look to move one or two of them on. I would shift on Wilson, Ojo, Grujic, Shaq, The Ox, Origi, Gini, Matip and Davies. That will allow us to buy an attacking player to compliment what we already have and leave Elliot to have another year out on loan. No need to bring another midfielder in, wait another year for that to see what Keita and Jones can do. Keep Kabak and hopefully bring in Konate as well.


40.) 04 Apr 2021 15:29:50
If we are selling Mane solely on him being 29 does that mean Hendo, Vvd, Allison (in Oct) and Salah will have to be sold as well.


41.) 04 Apr 2021 16:25:55
I suppose time will tell that Ed77. My own feeling is though that there’s not much to choose between players at the highest level. It’s just that some perform better than others under the pressure of a full house baying for their blood.
I play a lot of golf and it’s exactly the same. I know some golfers that are brilliant until someone is watching and they crumble. It’s a completely different game in front of an audience.
This premier league season is very much like that it’s a huge leveller. It’s no coincidence that the teams doing well by and large are the ones that don’t rely on their fans to get them over the line in tight games and who’s fans can actually hinder their team like City and West Ham and in recent years Man Utd.

{Ed077's Note - I agree some people handle pressure really well and some can't. Some players excel under the pressure and expectations while others simply crumble.

But Shaw was simply poor end of last season, begging of this even without fans. He has improved since the arrival of Telles. Might just be coincidence or maybe not.


42.) 04 Apr 2021 17:30:25
Difference with Mane, JK, is that he is not at the levels he was, whereas Henderson has continually got better with age and experience and centre backs and keepers generally have an higher ceiling in terms of their age and being effective. Whereas generally speaking, a very fair percentage of wingers tend to become less effective with age, it seems that Mane is one of those. Salah is still doing it at the top level and I reckon he’s got another four or five years at the top level looking at him. It makes economic sense to sell Mane and improve starting 11 as he’s still got a high value in the market still, I can’t recall Chelsea being sentimental about selling Hazard, they just cashed in and spent the money.


43.) 04 Apr 2021 17:32:44
Champs2020, we’ve had three years of waiting to see what Keita can do and I can tell you, absolutely nothing. The guy is a waster and a big time Charlie. We do need quality midfield reinforcements as Milner isn’t up to it anymore, Keita is just not up to it full stop and Gini is leaving.


44.) 04 Apr 2021 18:33:00
6Times I can definitely see where you’re coming from mate and whilst I agree Mane hasn’t been to his usual standards if he had scored a few more of the chances he has missed then it could be a totally different conversation. To me he looks like a player that is trying to hard and is short of confidence in the box rather than a player in decline. The frustrating part for me last night was after he slipped the first 2 times why didn’t he change his boots to longer studs. Salah could have had 3 last night and so could have Mane. The only difference in withered performance was Salah got a goal and Mane didn’t. For me both are still as good as they have been but have both been playing in a struggling team. When you’re both the key men to opposition it’s quite hard to leave your mark.


45.) 04 Apr 2021 19:53:18
Cool debate.
I’m in a minority I think as I don’t see either of Mane, Salah or Firmino being sold this Summer.
They’re all just too good, too durable and represent absolutely zero risk for Klopp and Liverpool.
They’re the modern day equivalents of Dalglish and the like, the only way they leave is if they want to.
I can see quite a few squad / fringe players leaving.
But if we can add maybe 3 or 4 quality additions, we’re good to go again in my view.


46.) 04 Apr 2021 20:30:36
6tumes - if fans were in charge there would be new players and manager every season. Mane has been a key player for us, has the perfect attitude and style for Klopp. Got C.V. at start of year and all people want to look at is his lack of goals and are ready to move him on. Like people who wanted Klopp gone, he deserves more loyalty in assessment than that.


47.) 05 Apr 2021 00:48:07
I too don't think any of the front 3 will be sold this summer. The exception being Salah; if his head is turned and he decides to behave like Suarez and Coutinho. And even then, in this CV financial environment I don't see anybody wanting to put a 100 to 120 Million down (or close to it) on any of them; I don't see Edwards being ready to sell for less than that either. So it's a stalemate either way, and meanwhile there are contracts to be fulfilled until 2023. I'd be willing to bet that 2 of our front 3 will be here when their contracts are up and will leave on free Bosmans.


48.) 06 Apr 2021 22:03:36
Literally Faithinworks, forwards are rightly judged on goals, both those created and those scored and Mane has not been doing it for a very long time, as a microcosm, he was awful against Arsenal and again tonight against Madrid. Time for a refresh, sell him now while he has value, bring someone younger to refresh our front line. Nothing to do with loyalty, players are very rarely loyal to clubs, absolute fact. They’re just employees at the end of the day. Sell Mane, Keita, Origi, Wilson, Grujic, Matip, Shaqiri, Oxlade Chamberlain and possibly Firmino.


49.) 07 Apr 2021 12:01:36
i saw a post somewhere that the hair growth hormones that Rooney and Mane had can affect the whole system. Some Mancs claim that Rooney going off the boil coincided with his hormone treatment, which apparently reduces the male hormone.
We found Fab for a relatively cheap price, along with many other great players, and we will do it again, however we will not be receiving what we would have a couple of years back for any of the star players due to the situation. That also means that other players will be cheaper too.


 

 

 

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02 Mar 2024 17:59:02
I know people have questioned Mac and some don't think he would be in our best first 22. Today though he showed why he will always be in our best team, total class today when others struggled.

markp08

1.) 02 Mar 2024 18:22:01
I think he went up a gear when endo came on they seem to complement each other in the middle .


2.) 02 Mar 2024 18:26:10
I said before the start of the season he can be as good as Alonso. If he keeps on improving he will most certainly get to that level. He is a class act.


3.) 02 Mar 2024 18:43:28
Mac should be one of the first names on the sheet. He is immense.


4.) 02 Mar 2024 19:06:32
Mac is an excellent player.

He gets criticised for giving the ball away but the passes he tries are more risqué and line breaking and when they come off they get us on the front foot.

I’d much rather watch that as a fan than a player who has 95% pass completion and plays the ball 5 yards sideways and backwards 98% of the time.


5.) 02 Mar 2024 19:38:01
Midfield is the key. The 3 in there from line up didn’t work, didn’t create, didn’t dominate
When Endo comes on, a natural DM, he pushes up Mac and Dom, then the forwards come alive.


6.) 02 Mar 2024 19:43:42
He's probably our player of the season so far.


7.) 02 Mar 2024 20:31:05
Mark, I have no prob. with us struggling under the circumstances cos that is expected if you have been paying attention to our precarious injury situation. We kept going and never gave up and got what we deserved for sheer effot, grit and self-belief.

As for Macca, him playing well or him now being recognized as an important player for us did not start today or even recently, IMO. Macca has been playing well (even at the DM role) since the away game at City where is was outstanding and arguably MOTM cos many LFC fans thought he was.

Since then, he has been awesome and with Endo playing next to him, he has played a lot more advanced and we all knew how great he was (at Brighton) further forward and we started seing that already vs Chelsea, Brentford, Luton, EFL final and now Nottingham with goals, assists and key passes. The guy's been bossing it for months already, man.


8.) 02 Mar 2024 20:35:15
It’s not about Endo being a natural DM. It’s more about Endo being a very good player.

Let’s give the guy the credit he deserves.


9.) 02 Mar 2024 20:52:45
Agreed BP?.


10.) 02 Mar 2024 20:52:48
I was one of the people who thought Mac was really struggling earlier in the season. loved him at Brighton but he is now repeating his form. but I think he gets stuck in a bit more now, class player who starting to make us tick over nicely.


11.) 02 Mar 2024 21:26:54
@JK23 risqué passes sound like they should be in one of the Carry On films ?.

Endo is a much better player than a lot of us thought he was going to be. To be fair I’d never really heard of him so that tends to make me automatically think that ‘he can’t be that good then’, which is me just being dumb.

When Endo got up to speed with the PL he’s turned out to be a very good DM and an all round good player. The benefit is that from Macca’s perspective that has feed him up to play to his strengths, which is also helping the entire team play better.

In effect spending £16m has enabled the whole team to be better - the right player at the right price.


12.) 02 Mar 2024 21:31:01
Remember when super scout NicolBeckerGloryhole said ‘BTW, I'm a scout and have been for 20 years and it’s quite obvious Macca is nowhere near the level of Elliot and Jones. ’
Absolute joker ?.


13.) 02 Mar 2024 22:35:16
WDW ???.


14.) 03 Mar 2024 00:58:23
So if we had our full midfield without any injuries who would you play. Would macca make the team, who would you drop for Jones or does sloby get in there. We have so many choices for next season the next manager should be licking his lips.


15.) 03 Mar 2024 01:06:19
What a beautiful pass from Macca.


16.) 03 Mar 2024 01:24:02
Why is he speaking about McConnell when he didn't play????.


17.) 03 Mar 2024 08:05:59
Thunderbird 2, Nickelberry is more of a Cub scout at this point.


 

 

14 Nov 2023 17:59:49
Anyone know when the November ballot is?

markp08

1.) 14 Nov 2023 21:00:07
November?

Sorry, mark, couldn’t resist!


2.) 14 Nov 2023 21:58:59
Ha. Nice one. Looked all over but can’t get the dates.


3.) 15 Nov 2023 08:20:29
Should get an email a week before mate.
I’m waiting myself.


4.) 15 Nov 2023 08:35:52
@Mark it starts at 8:15am Monday 20th and closes on Friday 24th.


5.) 15 Nov 2023 12:09:40
Thanks lads.


 

 

12 Nov 2023 23:11:09
We played well today under difficult circumstances. 5 midfielders out. VVD and Allison both top class. A great 3 points.

markp08

1.) 12 Nov 2023 23:44:46
Special mention to Jota who regardless of his goal, had a very good performance overall. His well-taken goal was the icing on the cake. 1 point behind City, joint best defence and second/ third best attack in the PL. Not too shabby, overall even tho, we can all defo. improve.


2.) 13 Nov 2023 00:33:51
A special mention for Nunez too Oli he was a real threat and his 2 finishes were sublime. Such a shame neither counted he deserved a goal.

It comes to something when there’s a lengthy red card VAR check for that challenge by Endo. I fail to understand what they were actually looking for?


3.) 13 Nov 2023 07:49:10
By the standard set, it should probably have been a red.

{Ed001's Note - it can't have been a card, you only get them when you are fouled don't you? Ask Matip.}


4.) 13 Nov 2023 07:56:16
Gotta say I wasn't looking forward to this. I was thinking a draw would be the best we could do.
Good on the lads a decent enough performance and most importantly 3 points.
Hopefully some of the players get to rest over the international break and we can march on and stay on course for a decent place in the table.


5.) 13 Nov 2023 08:02:14
Its nothing if its city doing them. but if its against them that's a 10 lifetime bans.


6.) 13 Nov 2023 09:10:47
A draw at home to Brentford the best we can do? They’ve won every home game this season, honestly.


7.) 13 Nov 2023 09:11:59
Thomas Frank said the same Faith but for every soft red given for a somewhat similar tackle I could give you 10 worse tackles that weren’t given.

Both Kovacic tackles and Udogie’s 2 footed lunge being 3 I can think of immediately without even trying.

The officials need to get a handle on this because we are getting people asking for red cards for the most minor of offences these days and pointing to other decisions to justify it.

A red card is for something really serious they have too much impact on the result of a game to be dishing them out like sweets like they are this season.


8.) 13 Nov 2023 11:08:15
Beckers pecker, Darwin's my guy, come hell or high water, man. He was brilliant as well in his all round play and is a true menace to society. All that capt chaos mess is just rubbish and a way to denigrate the immense talent this kid possesses, IMO.

The kid is improving and is playing the CF role the way Klopp wants him to play it and even tho he needs to fix up his finishing, I am pleased with the player developing right before my very eyes.

{Ed077's Note - "menace to society"?}


9.) 13 Nov 2023 11:09:57
{Ed001's Note - it can't have been a card, you only get them when you are fouled don't you? Ask Matip. }

Mate, I did not understand that one either. How is it possible that Matip got fouled by the Brentford jumping into him, he got a yellow? No wonder he was losing his rag in front of the "competent" Paul Tierny. Absolute Shambles.


10.) 13 Nov 2023 10:24:59
Ed1 - I don't think it was a red, but they've set the standard. happy that it wasn't a red obviously, but we call for consistency don't we.

{Ed001's Note - but that isn't consistency as much worse tackles are regularly ignored.}


11.) 13 Nov 2023 12:47:33
@Oli, apparently the yellow was for dissent, not for the "foul". Shouldn't have even been a foul in the first place and I could understand Matip's frustration at that decision.


12.) 13 Nov 2023 13:11:45
Thanks, Dracred BUT that's the thing, right? As you said, it should not even have been a foul and if anything, it should have been a foul on Matip hence, he lost his rag. Terrible stuff, man.


13.) 13 Nov 2023 20:45:08
Where was the card for the foul by Endo? His feet where both at ground level and no studs up at even the opponent's shin level. And he was going for the ball; clear as daylight. Foul? Yes. Card? Hell no. Much ado about nothing. It is now the refs and the VAR contingent running around like headless chickens trying to find some kind of standard (s) so that they appear to be consistent. And they're failing miserably.


14.) 13 Nov 2023 21:36:18
I didn’t think the endo one was a foul. both players slide in for a 50:50 much of a muchness move on.

The issue is that as others have said the bar is so low now for a red that nobody recognises what is and what isn’t a foul anymore…shocking really for the elite level of the game.


15.) 14 Nov 2023 10:45:10
Ed1 - for sure, they should be calling those lol.

{Ed001's Note - but until they do, tackles like Endo's don't deserve to be reds. Even then I am not convinced his was deserving of a card. He clearly pulls his knees up away from the opponent to try not to hurt him. It is embarrassing those sort of challenges now result in an opponent spending 20min feigning injury. How did they ever manage to survive this long if a scratch like that requires such intensive treatment for them to be able to carry on?}


 

 

03 Sep 2023 19:26:39
Gomez excellent today. If somehow he gets back to his best, then he is in over Konate for me.

markp08

{Ed014's Note - he looked really good today, I’ve always liked him


1.) 03 Sep 2023 19:50:09
Injuries and unseen issues take their toll on some of the best players. Good 3 points for your boys, enjoy your night.

{Ed014's Note - and you mark ??


2.) 03 Sep 2023 20:16:32
Always been a Gomez fan! Like I’ve already said he needs a run for me. He never got that enough really when he came back from the long term injury and was used more as cover.


3.) 03 Sep 2023 21:23:34
He was very good today I thought too.

I have to say I was nervous with Konaté and VVD both out. I didn’t need to be.

Hopefully they can both continue their form after the international break when called upon.

Lots of things to be positive about; 10 points from 12; The team gelling together well; New singings have hit the ground running; Nunez assisting two and could have scored a few himself.

{Ed025's Note -Lliverpool were very good today Navy, look better than Arsenal and Man Utd imo mate..


4.) 03 Sep 2023 22:17:39
Indeed. Gomez was brilliant today at CB or RB which is no mean feat, IMO. If Gomez can get back anywhere near the form he showed in the 18/ 19 and 19/ 20 seasons before he go ravaged by injuries, we're going to have a player on our hands, IMO.


5.) 03 Sep 2023 23:50:09
I just hope he’s given a run of konate is still out or not. Confidence seems a huge thing with joe, and if you take your chance, you should be rewarded for that - like Nunez was.


6.) 03 Sep 2023 23:57:04
Seemed to be a bit of damage limitation going on for Villa today which was disappointing. Watching them was like watching other teams play City and giving them far too much respect.

Solid 3 points today from the lads.


7.) 04 Sep 2023 03:48:21
yeah aston villa really did nothing all game, but that's on lfc to put the game to bed and the did.

happy to see gomez play well at CB and RB.

be interesting to see klopp's front line of choice against teams with a deep defense line. criminal not to play nunez in high lines like this, but not every game will be like this.


8.) 03 Sep 2023 21:42:09
You reckon 25? So do I. But I'm biased.

{Ed025's Note - well im not biased MLG and yes i really think so mate..


9.) 04 Sep 2023 03:26:18
Ed25 praising Liv. That's a rare ocassion. Should pop some champagne for that.

{Ed025's Note - i think im pretty fair mfahmee so no need for champagne mate, you actually look better than city as well but its early days yet..


10.) 04 Sep 2023 07:18:39
Nice to see the Joe Gomez fan club has reformed.


11.) 04 Sep 2023 08:16:09
While you're at it ED25, what do you make of our summer signing so far?

{Ed025's Note - i think you have done well mfahmee, Szlob thingy is a special player and has fitted it seamlessly and im massively impressed by him, im a big fan of Macca as well but he has not really fired yet and i think he might be trying too hard but is undoubtedly a very good signing, Gravenberch im not really a fan but time will tell i suppose mate, overall a very good window for liverpool but still think you are a bit short defensively..


12.) 04 Sep 2023 08:48:02
West Derby Wanderer3, I never quit on the kid so I'm not part of that reformed group. Just saying.


13.) 04 Sep 2023 09:10:31
You forgot Endo Ed25, he is the only defensive signing we made this window. Is he good enough, only time will tell.

As you're Everton fan Ed25, I want to ask your opinion on Pickford. He is a bit of clown is he. I came across a video of him grabbing the ball after that last minute save and he was taunting the home fans. I mean you're at the bottom of the league and your team is drawing against a team you should have win and you still do that. I would be furious if i'm Evertin fan.

{Ed025's Note - thats just part of his make up mfahmee and i can live with that, most keepers are extroverts and probably have a screw loose thats why they play there, i did forget Endo who is ok but i have not seen enough of him yet to form an opinion mate..


 

 

18 Mar 2023 09:21:30
How many points do you think we need to make top 4? 12 games left I think we need 29 points minimum, probably means after these next 3 games we will need to win just about all our remaining fixtures. Got to remain hopeful.

markp08

1.) 18 Mar 2023 10:10:14
Mark over the last few seasons 4th spot has been secured from 66-71 points (varying on season) with us actually needing 75 points to get 4th in 17/ 18.

I think looking at the fact we are 6 points off 4th already it might mean we need 30 points minimum so Newcastle and Spurs would need to only pick up 23 points from their remaining 12 and 11 games.

On south Brighton are still in the picture and have a game in hand over us.

With 36 points to play for there’s not really much room for error. Especially looking at our next 3 fixtures.


2.) 18 Mar 2023 11:03:02
What’s happened in the past is irrelevant (hands up everybody who said winning two cups last season means absolutely nothing …. ) .

We aren’t going to finish in the top 4 and to be honest I’m surprised to find somebody who has spent two thirds of the season unremittingly slagging off the club, the owners, the manager, the assistant manager and the players is saying that - after we lose our next three matches - we just have to win all our remaining games. All said, no doubt, without the least possible hint of irony.


3.) 18 Mar 2023 11:16:53
Can't see us making top 4 unfortunately, doubt Bournemouth result was the death nail for that.
Even though we probably do better against the bigger teams our next 3 fixtures extremely difficult,4pts out of them 3 games wouldn't be bad considering who we play but that won't be good enough for top4 I doubt.


4.) 18 Mar 2023 13:20:56
I think it will be extremely difficult to do.
We'd probably have to win 9 (27 points) of our last 12 I think.

We have a chance of winning each of our 6 home games - Arsenal, Fulham, Forest, Spurs, Brentford and Villa. That's 18 points available - though Arsenal and Spurs will prove tricky.

That means we'd have to pick up 3 away wins out of City, Chelsea, Leeds, West Ham, Leicester and Southampton. While those last four might seem winnable, our away form combined with their relegation avoiding fight might make it difficult.


5.) 18 Mar 2023 14:13:24
I don't think we are good enough to reel in any of the teams ahead of us (Newcastle, Spurs and United) . 1 of them might slip up enough for us to sneak past but i think it's unlikely 2 of them will capitulate.


6.) 18 Mar 2023 15:07:45
We will have to get at least 5 points from the next 3 games which will be extremely tough. I would hope Diaz makes a difference up front. The 5 forwards must surely at some point get their acts together. We have Spurs to play at home and Spurs have to go to Newcastle so that all helps.


7.) 18 Mar 2023 15:31:20
I know financially it’s important, but I honestly wouldn’t be too sorry to see us not finish 4th. It hasn’t hurt Chelsea’s ability to sign players, and after this seasons showing in the champions league. maybe give Klopp another opportunity to win the Europa.


8.) 18 Mar 2023 16:10:47
MK these other teams are not very good either mate.


9.) 18 Mar 2023 17:35:54
They're not Mark but i only really see us matching their patchy form which just won't be enough to close the gap.


10.) 18 Mar 2023 20:29:37
Well Conte has ripped into his players. The craziest press conference I’ve seen since Mourinho peak.

That could go one of two ways for the Spurs run in.


11.) 19 Mar 2023 07:05:12
No longer bothered to be honest cos for every battering or victory we get, there is a wretched, spineless perf. at Bmouth, Forest, Wolves, Brighton or Leeds just around the corner the following week. We will finish where we will finish and deserve every bit of it.


 

 

 

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We will concede so many set pieces if VVD leaves. We have a soft centre already. I would fear for a top 4 finish if he does leave.

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17 Jul 2024 08:40:45
Allison, Trent, VVD will all stay. I think the one to leave will be Salah.

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08 Jul 2024 17:33:28
Salah will be off Imo.

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07 Jul 2024 13:44:46
It’s got Thiago written all over it.

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07 Jul 2024 10:47:57
We are already a bit lightweight and very easy to play against. The last thing we need is a player like Kimmich. I reckon he wouldn’t be able to stay fit for long enough, he has had a poor season and he is easy to run over. A huge no from me. Would much prefer his replacement.

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22 Jul 2024 08:00:29
I don’t think FSG strive to be the best. The commercial department is still a way behind other clubs. We will never sign the likes of Bellingham with the people in charge atm.

On Slot no one knows, hopefully he will demand the best. But he only finished second in Holland and we are picking up sporting directors and coaches from Bournemouth and West Ham.

Posters have said they thought Carvalho would be our number 9, Morton deserves a chance at 6 etc. hopefully the club know what they are doing but as it stands we don’t seem to be heading to the very top. We can’t even identify who we want as a first choice cb or dm.

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21 Jul 2024 21:18:18
I gave him some credit but come on this is what’s wrong with our club. We have a small time mentality. We are a massive club but we under sell ourselves whether that’s in terms of sponsorship or buying top talent. We don’t continually demand the best.

If people are happy with Jones or Morton as our number 6, or Carvalho as our number 9. Then I am sorry but you have a small club mentality. We should be winning PL’s on a regular basis not peeing about fighting for 4th. Nothing will change unless we keep striving to improve.

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21 Jul 2024 16:08:16
England under 21’s is a mile off the PL. Jones was decent in the number 6 role but that was against poor quality opposition. He could probably do a job there but is not the long term solution.

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You must be a fan of the Conference league Baza!

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19 Jul 2024 16:13:12
The season Kicks off in 4 weeks so they better stop this so called flip flopping. By now they should surely have identified a first choice cb and dm. No need to wait until the current players return to get those positions sorted.

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