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16 Jun 2019 10:55:28
Salah has apparently told the club that he will stay for another year and then re-evaluate his situation. Seems fair to me.

mikey B

1.) 16 Jun 2019 11:05:05
The neck of him! 😂 he wins us the title and he will leave a legend and good luck to him £150+ for him.

2.) 16 Jun 2019 11:37:12
That's nice of him.

3.) 16 Jun 2019 11:43:30
Because he’s been turned down by at least 3 clubs. Shameful punting of himself around the world but I’ve always said I’d take a 100% commitment Mo over the replacement options. Klopps worry has to be that at some point his head goes down again and he forgets to pass the ball, as we have seen in periods this season.

Tough situation for a manager when one of your star players wants to go elsewhere but elsewhere doesn’t want him. You are stuck with possible mentally damaged goods and all you can do is hope that they can put their wants and desires away for 9 months.

Ed’s, (not Klopp and Mo specific but an insight into management if possible) does a manager go through thoughts like that and allow that kind of thinking into their decision making? What are their realistic options in handling a situation like this?

{Ed001's Note - the options are to make the most of it or get rid. Paisley would have sold him without question but he would also have already had someone lined up to replace him.}

4.) 16 Jun 2019 12:10:17
well klopp will be very used to losing his best players.

5.) 16 Jun 2019 12:25:34
It's a funny one, he seemed to show a big difference this year in his selfishness. Was still changing games and scoring goals but there were many occasions where he didn't put the teams interests ahead of his own which I'm sure bothered klopp big time. The issue was we literally had nobody to play in his role without changing the system up a bit. If we could get that added attacking player into the squad that can be trusted to play at our high levels, klopp may have more chances to remind mo it's not always him who has to score. I remember the Everton draw. A 5 yard square pass to mane and we score, and he could see him clearly too. He risked trying to finish himself which cost us a goal.

On the other hand he has contributed so many important goals, he hasn't showed the lack of care to play that coutinho did and as long as he puts in a great season on the field again and cuts out some frustrating things that have crept in recently I really wouldn't be bothered if he moved on next summer.

The main reason is not the lack of his quality, it's actually because I've full faith in our recruitment policies that the right player will be bought in after. It's not like the days when losing Suarez resulted in balotelli and Lambert. Couldn't possibly pick strikers in world football with complete opposite attributes from suarez to those 2. Its laughable really the state we were in then.

6.) 16 Jun 2019 12:27:23
I assume that the back up plan is what we are hearing now as noise for Pépé but I’d take £150 mil of anybody’s money and take £90 mil of it round to Man City and stick a bid in for Sanè. Munich aren’t loving that price and I’d even consider upping it to £100 for the man that Klopp wanted before Salah. That kid is a born Klopp style player and I would love to see what he can to improve a player who has already shown he can do a top level job in our league. Imagine him as an out and out started unlike his up and down life at City. Fantasy league stuff but City so seem like they want to cash in and we would have the cash waiting.

I love Mo and all he has done for us but I trust the info that the Ed’s have shared and am in no doubt that Mo wouldn’t not be playing with 100% head and heart now that he (his terms) have been rejected by other clubs. This is our biggest season coming up and it must be a tough spot for Klopp, stick with tried and tested and hope he gives everything when we need him most or cut out the potential problem before it festers and get a replacement which is risky. Seems a coin flip decision for me but Sanè would be perfect and no risk and even Pépé seems good enough to be a safe replacement.

7.) 16 Jun 2019 12:33:17
I said this after the CL final Har. In possibly the biggest game of his career you saw glimpses of that attitude and you could see the reaction in Bobby and Manes face, they were not happy. There’s a shot of Bobby moaning hard at Mo as they walk off at HT.

It’s such a tough call hence why I asked the managerial angle question of the Ed’s. I like you believe in them to not only make the right decision but to also be well prepared now they know he could soften his contractual demands any time and probably get a bite. What turned me off the guy was that it was always his “dream” to play for RM and that was the team he tried to get to last year and again this year but now he must have some sleep issues because he now hasn’t another couple of “dream” clubs. That’s the point when you realise his head is elsewhere and with an already less than perfect relationship with Klopp you feel it’s getting to the end of the road.

8.) 16 Jun 2019 12:35:06
He'll be 28 next year. If we assume he has another good final season, and he leaves for 150 million, I think that'll be good business for us. We also will have a year to find a replacement.

{Ed001's Note - we have already had a year to find a replacement.}

9.) 16 Jun 2019 12:42:17
Ed001 do you think Pépé has been identified as the replacement of Salah moves on?

Personally would of liked Sancho from the fact he’s English and I feel English talent less likely to be pulled to Real / Barcelona eventually. I know Sancho isn’t the finished article but he’s a player I feel under a coach like Klopp would thrive and become a better player. But I am sure if Sancho does ever move it’ll be somewhere else.

{Ed001's Note - I believe so, that Pepe is the chosen one to replace Salah.}

10.) 16 Jun 2019 12:57:14
Thanks for reply Ed001. Suppose ideal world would be get Pépé in for 6months at least before Salah leaves, could you a situation where that could happen?

{Ed001's Note - possibly yes.}

11.) 16 Jun 2019 13:08:09
Ed, what are the chances that we would buy before he leaves? I do appreciate that Ed2 is strong on the “when Salah goes” so it’s not the expected plan of action.

Down sides being that the incoming player would be getting less game time and that Mo would also have his nose pushed out by sharing a role. Also is the obvious that we would be paying millions for a 1 season rotation player.

My uneducated thought is that the upside gives you quality in rotation to allow for a Mo wobble and not only that you know he is going in at least 9/ 10 months anyway so it’s a short term over investment that protects your position with a guaranteed return in less than a year. The incoming player is also well aware that he is the future and that the other player will be leaving. Again, as someone from a non football background but a grasp of business it would seem the safest option in such a massive season and could also be valuable in coverage across the whole front.

{Ed001's Note - it is a very expensive way to do business though. It is only likely to happen when the club expect him to go and it would be more a case of the move away falling through, so we end up with both, rather than being a plan.}

12.) 16 Jun 2019 13:09:19
Ed001 - do you think we could purchase Pepe this window so we have the replacement signed and bedded in for the Salah departure sort of similar to Salah signing and Coutinho eventually leaving.

{Ed001's Note - I would only expect it if Salah is looking like he is about to leave. So probably not this summer.}

13.) 16 Jun 2019 13:24:00
1 year of full commitment from Salah then sell him on for a big fee would be really good business by Liverpool. Gives us the most stable option of going for the league next season and means we can focus on other targets for the season ahead rather than rocking the boat. I think another season is needed to assess Pépé as well and see if he’s as good as reported to be because from what I’ve seen, he’s not on salah’s level. Maybe under better coaching he could reach that level but he isn’t now, and I think if we’re genuinely going for the title next season, we need the ‘now’ in our squad. Having said that, I’d love sane over any replacements but it’s never going to happen.

14.) 16 Jun 2019 13:24:23
Have to agree with Ed001 regarding Sir Bob Paisley. He wouldn't have lost a second of sleep moving a player like Salah on but there would have been a replacement lined up well in advance. I honestly don't have a issue with Salah moving on if he really want's to as Ed002 has always said players are transient they come and go and that's football lad's.

15.) 16 Jun 2019 13:29:30
If Salah is that desperate to leave, then I say sell him and get it over with. We do not need attention seekers or inflated egos in the dressing room. Its obvious Salah thinks he is above the club and the other players (some of which are more important to the club than he is) . Whether its Pepe or Sanch or whoever KLopp may have in mind, get it over with this summer itself. The last thing we need is for Salah to kick up a fuss next summer and for Klopp to have none of his first choice targets like Pepe available to sign coz they signed for new clubs the season before.

16.) 16 Jun 2019 14:13:11
Im certainly not convinced on pepe. People are quick to get excited over him simply for his goal return this year. By the way 10 of his goals were penalties, only 13 from open play, he isn't as clinical a goalscorer as many people are thinking he is. I wouldn't be spending anything like that sort of money on him. a lot changes in a year too, Felix, sancho, fernandes, pepe, jovic were not anywhere near hot property this time last year. Many more will reach high levels too in the next year. No need for panic buys of any sort.

17.) 16 Jun 2019 14:14:38
Any chance of a Keita like deal, or is pepe moving this summer?


{Ed002's Note - He is moving this year.}

18.) 16 Jun 2019 14:21:06
Maybe Klopp will do what Paisley would have done then as I think Jurgen has a mixture of Shanks and Bob’s qualities

He has the ability to inspire the fans and bring the club together but he also has built a team of specialists around him with coaches medics nutritionists analysts etc

Klopp is loyal but if you don’t follow the game plan then he gets rid.

Think we trust in Klopp and see where we go.

We have got a red machine rather than a load of galacticos and that’s the way it should be.

19.) 16 Jun 2019 14:27:09
Salah seems like a spoiled brat who is not getting his way when it comes to getting his dream move. Nothing suggests that Madrid actually do want to sign him.

His agent has been advertisibg him around and nothing has come of it.

Now what do we expect from Salah this coming season knowing he still wants to leave?

20.) 16 Jun 2019 15:04:34
This was first reported by the daily mirror I think, yesterday without a SINGLE quote anywhere in sight. Now other papers are literally copy pasting what they wrote today lol big title that he "rejected 150mil move" and that he will review his options next year, but again they didn’t actually quote Salah anywhere lol.

21.) 16 Jun 2019 15:05:45
I think we're overreacting here a bit to salah in fairness. He very quickly rose to the elite stardom level with his performances in 2 years since joining us, with Ronaldo and Messi finally leaving their thrones, it's up to the next group of players who want that role, playing for Madrid, winning ballon dors it's what every player outside England dreams of. Salah will be 28 next summer, I don't think it's completely uncommon that these type of players throw their interest about while their hot property and big clubs in rebuild. If he plays well this season and gets his move next year what is the issue? 3 world class seasons contributed, his value 5× improved and a 28 year old who we can plan in advance to replace. He's not been saying silly petulant things to media to get on the back pages like pogba and hazard have openly said they want out. He's not acting up like coutinho did, or VVD did for Southampton. If he keeps his head down and plays well for us again how can ye call him spoilt brat and no royalty etc. He's not moving to a league rival either. If his wish is to play elsewhere, that's fair enough, it's his life and this stage of his career it's probably next year or never for him He's done nothing wrong whatsoever so far in this situation, what's he doing wrong exactly?

22.) 16 Jun 2019 15:08:19
Oh Pepe, Oh pepe, running down the wing . pepe pepe pepe . doesn't have the same ring, it's going to ruin the song 😂.

23.) 16 Jun 2019 15:29:59
So if Pépé is moving this year then Ed we may well miss our chance at getting the guy we have potentially identified as Salah replacement?

{Ed001's Note - there is always someone else. Remember when Brandt turned us down? We ended up bringing in the 4th choice, some guy called Salah, whatever happened to him?}

24.) 16 Jun 2019 15:54:05
Yeah that went well Ed as we all no Salah has done very well with us indeed and tbh if he gives us one more good season he deserves to go to Madrid imo if that is his dream. That’s of course if Madrid still interested in him next season. I wish we would bring Pépé in June so he can integrate into the team for a season but understand it’s not financially viable and not happening.

25.) 16 Jun 2019 15:55:51
As long as Salah gives us 100% this next season I'm ok with him leaving after that.
If you think of Michael Owen, Fernando Torres, Louis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho. Liverpool had the peak playing years from all of them. Once they left our great club to supposedly 'better themselves ' they were never the same players. I think the same will happen with Salah.
So hopefully one more good season and then sell him for a huge profit.

26.) 16 Jun 2019 16:24:30
In regards to Salah, I think it's not over until this summer's window is over. Not because I doubt the Eds' words or what is quoted from him in the media today. But because we have seen regular petulant on-field behaviour from him this year, and if Klopp is successful with a move for Pepe, then I don't put it beyond Salah to want to leave in a huff. Still a nice guy. Just a petulant primadonna nice guy now.

27.) 16 Jun 2019 16:36:38
First of all i think we already have salah replacement in origi. He has speed and scores goals when it matters. Apart from that we have brewster who either makes it this season or moves.
Second of all being forced to watch ligue1 a lot every year i will say pepe is not any solution, some x club will be wasting a lot of money on him and i hope its not liverpool. Good player alright no where near what prices are being touted though. You look at how players performed in defeats and pepe went missing far too much for lille.

28.) 16 Jun 2019 17:18:41
This thread was going well until I got to ”we have a replacement for Salah in Origi. ”.

29.) 16 Jun 2019 18:28:39
Am I the only one who has an issue with signing pepe? He's a 25 or30 million valued player at tops. 70 mill is the price lille have set, far from his true value, 70 million should be getting you a player still young but also proven at the highest level over a period of at least 2 or 3 seasons, or else a teenage or early 20s wonderkid standing out in his age group. For similar or slightly more you could tell offer dybala a perfect role. Since higuain and Ronaldo came to juve he suffered last 2 seasons, he won't stay behind Ronaldo another year. His 3 years before that he was the main man, scored and assisted regularly since his teens in a strong league. He's the same age as pepe but has proven quality and experience already. For 3 years in his early 20s he was genuine world class. He's only suffered since he's been played around off 2 goalscoring strikers who in or around the box only have a shot on their mind. Be a perfect fit in place of salah for probably half his transfer fee. A firmino type forward would be perfect for him.

30.) 16 Jun 2019 18:35:12
Ed 1, how would you go about replacing Salah' would you go like for like or look to change it? If we get a good price for him ability wise I think he can easily be replaced, I don't think his all round ability is that great but it's how effective he is to the way the 3 forwards play which would make him harder to replace going like for like. he benefits the most out of the space created for him, I can't see him doing as well as he has for us anywhere else unless he is the main man in the team.

{Ed001's Note - it really depends on who is available, if possible like for like as the system works but it could as easily be a left sided player and shift Mane back to the right.}

31.) 16 Jun 2019 18:55:22
Salah has been looking for a move away for a while, I mentioned to Ed002, surely the club are aware of this to which he said they would be.

So for me, we should go for Pépé not only as a replacement but also to show Salah we know his intentions.

And if Salah decided not to leave, we would have four quality forwards to compete on all fronts! Those of you that are old enough to remember, United dominated with four decent forwards, so why can’t we!

32.) 16 Jun 2019 18:51:21
Fair point Har. He’s another name that we know klopp is keen on so quiet easily could be in the mix if Salah stays another year and we miss out on Pepe. Any idea on his current situation Eds? Does he have plans to move on just yet and do we still consider him a person of interest?

33.) 16 Jun 2019 19:41:44
I think Salah knows that he has to maintain a very high level if he wants to get a move to Madrid. By the way, at Liverpool we play to his strengths, at Madrid they may ask him to play to their system, that did not work out well for him at Chelski.

{Ed002's Note - I don't know what he has supposedly said and I would expect the club to read the riot act to him if he is using social media to share information about his future. The club need to reel in the new PR company and the professsional photographer he has been on vacation with and the out of Liverpool commitments he has taken on.}

34.) 16 Jun 2019 20:33:53
I'd take cash and Asensio for Salah. I know swap deals don't really work, but Klopp has tried for him in the past if you are to believe what you read and Madrid would probably be open to letting him leave.

What would you think about that Ed01?

{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't touch Asensio, he is simply not that good.}

35.) 16 Jun 2019 20:40:52
Ed, so, trying to get my head round this - apologies if it's been done, can't see where it has.

Is it the case that Pepe is seen as the replacement of choice - at the moment, IF Salah were to leave THIS summer?

If Salah departs next season, we look at it then and see who is available? Even if that means no Pepe.

As you say we've had 2 seasons to pick a replacement, is it your view we should just move Salah on and get the replacement in, or just get the replacement in and see what happens with Salah? Sounds as though he's going sooner or later?

Is Pepe your choice? If not then who do you see as the ideal man?

Cheers for your time. Still a great site after all these years.

{Ed001's Note - it doesn't look like Salah will go this summer, but if he were to go Pepe would be an option. It would depend on price, salary demands and his desire to join if he would be the number one choice in that instance.

Yes, it would be re-examined again, with players scouted over the season next time around. It would almost certainly rule out Pepe as he is almost certain to move this summer, which is part of his appeal, he is available.

It really depends on Salah's attitude as to what I would do. From what I have seen or heard, I do think it has to be considered but it is not that easy to sell a player of his quality as only a few clubs can afford him.

My choice was Pulisic but we missed out on him, for me Son is the one who would be the best option as he would allow for much more flexibility. He, Firmino and Mane would all be capable of playing any of the 3 positions.}

36.) 16 Jun 2019 21:33:30
Son would be a dream come true for me Ed. I'd love to see that happen.

{Ed001's Note - me too, I have been saying for years on here we should have signed him, long before he went to Spurs. Great player.}

37.) 16 Jun 2019 20:58:27
It's funny how complete nonsense gets so quickly spread around like common facts. Salah said this salah said that, salah chooses to stay another year or if salah decides to leave this summer. Where are people getting the info from. Salah has a long term contract with a huge valuation currently. It's hardly in his hands whatsoever when and where he decides to go, he holds no control at all in this situation as of now.

38.) 16 Jun 2019 22:35:26
Sorry Ed001 mate so is absolutely categorically zero chance we bring in Pépé this window and Salah stays?

39.) 16 Jun 2019 23:09:09
It's actually amusing that a Sunday article with headline of "salah rejects €150m offers" followed by a write up which contains so many huge revelations, and the only slight reference of source is 3 words. "Mirror sport reveal". Why are using that as any sort of fact. I believe salah does want a move soon, we will be in control of when though. Anyone suggesting salah has any choice in when and where he moves really need to stop this. So if salah has clearly been trying to drum up interest to leave at some point (this is accurate) and then an offer of 150 is produced, but not us, only salah has a say and he decides to reject this move he's seeking to play another season and then get to choose what he wants again. Are we that deluded to twist this story to such nonsense without any information whatsoever in term of source. Then add that pepe is his replacement without any substance.

In fact the only thing that has been added as of late other than tabloid headlines is we have shown interest in cornet. If seen the ed answer that clearly with confidence maybe 3 times, yet I've seen pepe mentioned 100 times. Posters have today been typing abuse towards Salah when in fact he hasn't shown any signs of disrespect to us at all. No talking to the media, no transfer requests, he's on a long contract so won't be holding us to ransom. I'd say it's common knowledge between everybody that if salah wants his big move to happen, he needs to perform well this season to show he's worthy of that money. Win win for everybody. We never once let control us, he refused to play in August, we kept him, his only choice then is to perform til the next window or else Barcelona won't give what we want. Players on long contracts have no power at all, and if anyone actually thinks that salah has any input in how mega clubs like Madrid and liverpool deal with a colossal amount of money, please stop this rubbish.

40.) 16 Jun 2019 23:12:21
Would son be achievable?

41.) 16 Jun 2019 23:23:55
Thanks Ed. Great reply.

42.) 16 Jun 2019 23:25:53
And yes, Son would be amazing.

We saw Klopp taking a few moments with him after the final. I'm not suggesting anything but would Son be achievable?

43.) 17 Jun 2019 01:01:43
Do you really think a club like lille, are in any situation to hold out for 3 huge clubs to bid anything close to that. He will move for half that price. Fernandes only last week had every club queing up to pay 70mil too. Any bid of 40 mil would be accepted immediately. If Felix was only allowed to leave benfica this year for his 110mil buyout clause it would have been met already.

They could hardly be capable of rejecting a 60-70 mil bud. 3 regularly touted all summer as the hottest properties with huge clubs interested. All at weaker clubs with 1 season success, while other players around Europe being signed for much less. Pepe might be a possible competition option with a 30 35 mill bid, certainly wouldn't be promised a key role at any club like bayern, juve or us. It's all complete made up rubbish.

A week after fernandes was being heralded as the next great midfielder with every club after him suddenly nothing of any interest. For close to 70 million you are wanting a sane, son, dembele, dybala, guedes, mahrez, lacazette, havertz, . Many would cost much less. It's always the same made up garbage.

44.) 17 Jun 2019 05:36:04
I don't get why people donot believe in origi. What has he got to do to earn a spot? With the kind of situation he has had with us, coming back, keeping it all away and scoring in so many crucial games let alone the final, shows sheer commitment and will. Time we show some respect. A player who has set his mind to leave from day 1 against a player who has fought around flopped around and yet worked hard.

I donot for one minute believe klopp can't work miracles with origi. Origi for me has the tools.
I mean yea we can go ahead and get pepe but he is hardly a salah replacement. If he has been scouted and recommended to klopp we really need to do better.

45.) 17 Jun 2019 10:15:51
I understand why people are irate.

But I really hate this mentality of hating on players once there are rumours they might leave.

Salah is a top player and recognised as one of the best forwards in football. Sane and Pepe are nowhere near of his standard right now. Nowhere near. Let’s not pretend like he’s not a good player.

DESPITE THIS, I think one thing we can all agree on (especially after Couts leaving) is that we can trust Klopp and team to adapt the team and improve us regardless of departures! He is not irreplaceable.

46.) 17 Jun 2019 12:22:39
salah can have a desire to go next year and still perform this year. I think we need to wake up a bit as fans and realize that the players aren't driven by their love for liverpool fc like we are. We want superstars then we want them to have unconditional love for lfc whilst being model citizens whose poo is colored liverpool red. . . reality is the big names will look for bigger opportunity. Sorry that not all players see LFC as the only club for them.



06 Sep 2017 09:43:50
Hi Eds, I read that Can is waiting for Liverpool to agree a release clause or similar before he will commit to a new contract.

Ed2 has suggested that they have no legal basis in the UK. I am no expert, could you please explain whether Can is looking for this and if so, why that may be, if they have no basis in the UK?

mikey B

{Ed001's Note - I have not heard anything about him wishing for a release clause sorry.}

1.) 06 Sep 2017 13:23:48
Do you know why Can has not signed a new contract Ed001?
And, in your opinion, do you think he will sign or will he leave for nothing at the end of the season.

Y. N. W. A.

{Ed001's Note - I have answered this a hundred times.}

2.) 06 Sep 2017 14:14:17
He's lost his pen vcromp. Club won't supply a new one and have told him it will come out of Clyne's wages if they have to. Clyne was angry at being dragged into it and retaliated by stabbing Klopp in the thigh with a fountain pen. Klopp lost his cool. Took off his hipster glass and smashed Clyne through the treatment table with a Batista bomb.

Whole situation is messy. Clyne is in a coma, Can still doesn't have a pen, and Klopp is being investigated by the WWE for a dangerous unscripted move.

James Milner, witness to the whole thing, has been quoted as saying "i have a pen he can borrow"

3.) 06 Sep 2017 14:42:08
You are in desperate need of some holidays. Preferably where there is only seas, sun and sand, with no humans around. And plenty of time to reflect on what other interests to pursue aside from football in your free time, because football is bringing out the violent side in you.

4.) 06 Sep 2017 14:42:33
VR he's worried about playing time. He sees Keita has just been signed and he'd be an immediate starter for Juventus. I like the lad a lot, but I think he would be even better in the black and white stripes. I want him to stay however.

5.) 06 Sep 2017 16:19:02
He hasn't signed as non of the incompetants in the lfc player contracts dept has asked him yet.

6.) 06 Sep 2017 16:37:11
If you can't get in liverpools team why would you get in juventus.

{Ed001's Note - because they have told him he will.}

7.) 06 Sep 2017 17:28:11
Just give him the 100 grand a week and a fair release clause and be done with it. Cheaper than buying a replacement and he is going to just keep getting better.

{Ed002's Note - I have not said that they have no legal basis in the UK. You all need to forget about clauses.}

8.) 06 Sep 2017 18:20:03
Accept that he's going. If he was going to stay he would of signed by now. He knows he's not going to be 1st choice next year that's y he's off end of.

9.) 06 Sep 2017 18:36:06
Is that how it works ed1? that's surprised me how a team can guarentee a player he will start all the time.

{Ed001's Note - if a team really wants a player they will do a lot to convince them to join.}

10.) 06 Sep 2017 19:50:01
I think a hundred times is a conservative estimate to be honest but yeah, this must be driving you mad by now.

11.) 06 Sep 2017 21:25:59
Ed didn't we tell Grujic he'd get games among others.

{Ed002's Note - yes and the WP committee.}

12.) 06 Sep 2017 23:14:34
I don't see how any teams can guarantee playing time. If you are looking poor in training you won't be risked in anything other than minor cup games or occasional sub.

13.) 07 Sep 2017 00:03:35
This whole game time thing winds me up. If you want to play then work your nuts off, improve enough so you can't be dropped. That's the only way. If you're going to whinge about not playing instead of knuckling down and working on your game then you can do one as far as I'm concerned.

14.) 07 Sep 2017 01:02:30

Was it just a pen, or an apple-pen?

{Ed001's Note - it was a Mont-Blanc mate. Apple pen my arse, footballers don't want cheap tat like that!}

15.) 07 Sep 2017 01:21:16
Cant they give him say £2m lump sum to sign new contract. Then sell for £40m. Rather than squabble and lose him for free or £20m in jan.

16.) 07 Sep 2017 05:16:33
Something is very very wrong if we can't give our best midfielder the same guarantees as Juventus.

17.) 07 Sep 2017 06:56:33
Haizan, unsubstantiated reports this morning are suggesting the the fountain pen removed from Jurgen's thigh has the words "From Brazil with love" inscribed down the side.

Coutinho has denied any involvement but there was a bank transfer of £7.56 between himself and Clyne just 2 days ago.

The plot thickens.

18.) 07 Sep 2017 08:05:10
i think you may have missed what Haizan was trying to say ed001.

i believe he was referring to a viral video named Pen Pineapple Apple Pen.

i may be wrong, bt u didn't hear this from me. its a horrible video. don't watch it. just dont.

{Ed001's Note - erm.....}

19.) 07 Sep 2017 08:32:27
I have a pen,
I have an apple,
Apple Pen!

I have a pen,
I have pineapple,
Pineapple pen!

Pen pineapple, apple pen!

Yeah don't watch it Ed001. It ruins your social life. I haven't been out in 6 months.

{Ed001's Note - I am really getting worried for people's sanity.}

20.) 07 Sep 2017 08:42:08
It's the best song to come out of Asia since 'Gangnam style' mate!

21.) 07 Sep 2017 10:12:09
Any team can promise a player game time doesn't mean to say he will get it once he signs a 5 year deal. and i had to laugh when someone said our Best midfielder i have said it a few times he isn't fit to wear the shirt he has had a handful of good games since he got here. let him go in January, but of course he can talk to any foreign clubs in Jan and sign a pre contract agreement to sign in the summer. players come and go but the team is the most important. YNWA.

22.) 07 Sep 2017 12:04:53
MK Scouser, thanks for your WWe based comment, I've had a shitty day at work and that made me giggle.

23.) 07 Sep 2017 12:07:36
Hope he stays, if even for the future transition of hendo, lallana and Milner. Hope he is looking at that and seeing he, along with keita are the very near future engine room for liverpool.

24.) 07 Sep 2017 12:16:06
Jack Bezants from Mailonline (Don't shoot me) insists the issue with Can's contract is a release clause.

It could be that he wants a release clause, in case he does not get the game time he desires - giving him a way out.

25.) 07 Sep 2017 12:47:43
Even if the club agree to a clause something i can't see them being against as it would mean they would recieve a fee when he moves on there will be a multitude of excuses for not signing. can has had no intention of signing for a long time. complete stupidity by lfc lettin it get this far. edwards is world class according to werner.

26.) 07 Sep 2017 16:14:57
I think we've misinterpreted why MK mentioned the pen.

It was "iron" -it was firm, it was mineral. No, no, no, that's stupid. It was. It was firm, it was adamant, it was resolved.

It was resolved.

Jurgen Klopp used the Pen to sign the Declaration of Independence :o.

27.) 07 Sep 2017 20:33:25
Didt Glenda Johnson have a appearance clause in his contract guaranteeing him playing time.

28.) 08 Sep 2017 02:47:51
Wish Can reads this and runs away to Juventus with his pen, apple and pineapple.

This site should be thanked for making space for others.


29.) 08 Sep 2017 06:34:06
I players wanting assurances that they are being signed as a starting player, to be played in their regular position and no plans to sign other starting players in same role; is being confused with a player expecting to play regardless. I don't think even footballers think they will play every game regardless, (with some very few exceptions) and I would expect they understand the flip side of that would be the manager would be able to say they have to play even when they don't want to. It is not so different to any of us going for a job where they give a range of roles and we want to understand what the split of our time is likely to be. You don't sign to be benching or out of position and back up if you want to be playing regularly. Can as the Eds have said sees that as what he'd be signing up to at LFC.



10 Dec 2016 16:09:29
I hear rumours that West Ham are considering a bid for Sturridge. Is this likely and would Liverpool and the player consider it?

I love him but he is not a Klopp first team player.

If he were to go do you think Liverpool would replace him or wait till Summer?

mikey B

1.) 11 Dec 2016 09:33:38
No chance.

2.) 12 Dec 2016 08:40:47
I think it is likely and i think should they bid we'd be daft to not consider it.



21 Jun 2016 11:33:51

I hear coutinho is off to PSG. They seem to buy all Brazilians. Is this true and likely to happen?

mikey B

1.) 21 Jun 2016 12:42:07
Sure they can have him. For £65 mil.

2.) 21 Jun 2016 15:19:03
You say that like they wouldn't pay that for him natural. wouldn't even dent their funds.
Was Coutinho playing in Copa America before Brazil were knocked out?
Not seen mich of the Euros never mind the Copa America, was wondering about his form for Brazil because he didn't have a sensational season for us. Played well but also went missing for patches.

3.) 21 Jun 2016 15:46:33
He did score a hat trick. granted it was in a 7-1 route of Haiti.

4.) 21 Jun 2016 15:50:24
I'm saying that as a figure (in my mind) I'd be happy with. A figure I believe would allow us to not only reinvest, but improve.
On the other hand. I clearly don't want to lose our best player.

5.) 21 Jun 2016 16:37:14
Depends how you define "best" player someone who turns up every 6th week then yep he's nailed it.

6.) 21 Jun 2016 17:18:47
after reading the posts on here about Couthino it seems no matter what he does he is doing something wrong, he is a young lad and played so many games for us last season and you could see that the last few games of the season he was feeling jaded, he gets stick because he does not score enough goals, so when he starts shooting he then gets stick about not assisting in many goals, so we can't have both from a young player, for me he is our best player and will get better, if we sell him he will leave a big hole that will be hard to fill, I've watched him play and he never gets any credit for winning the ball back which he does a lot, but like suarez because he is good the big teams are looking at him, he has come out and said he is happy at the club and likes playing for Klopp, plus what Klopp does is gets the best out of players and makes them better players as we seen when he became our manager because a lot of players were not playing that good but when Klopp came he got the best out of them, you only have to look at the way Lovren got better, at one point a lot of fans wanted him gone because he was not playing that good but after klopp got into him he was one of the most improved players at the end of the season because Lovren and Sakho became our main CB pairing who played well with each other so i say let's give Couthino another season under Klopp and because we have no european football he won't play as many games so we will see the best of him, he is not like hendo or milner who have good engines on them he's just not like that but he is our best player imo so we should keep him.

7.) 21 Jun 2016 18:08:05
65 million so we can waste it on mid table players that had 1 decent season yet again.

8.) 21 Jun 2016 18:46:35
Yipster, I'm sensing an underlying sentiment here. 😬😬😬.

9.) 21 Jun 2016 21:07:11
Coutinho - great pro, great talent, young lad who has yet to reach his peak.

PSG can go and whistle.

10.) 22 Jun 2016 00:02:35
He was the best of a severely poor excuse for a Selecao team. PSG ain't paying 65m for him especially if he's not their first or second choice.

11.) 22 Jun 2016 14:13:09
If you think we're going to get £65 million for Coutinho then you need rehab.




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11 Jun 2019 19:24:13
Isn't it nice that we are not worried too much about NEEDING signings. The squad is young and strong, need some cover here and there. New faces keep players on their toes and pushing forward, so I hope we make a couple of good signings, but this summer, I'll chill.

mikey B

1.) 11 Jun 2019 20:10:03
I'm just being greedy to be fair.

We don't really need much.

a cb like milenkovic and a cm like ndombele. just so they go to United and spurs respectively haha but they are top top players.

if we didn't sign anyone we would be sound, but we shouldn't sit on our successes.

2.) 11 Jun 2019 20:16:03
True, signings to push the players on, cover in case of injury and if quality is available at a good price. take it. Ericsson from spurs 😉🤣 but hay, I'm relaxed, in Klopp we trust.

3.) 11 Jun 2019 21:17:34
We're all chilled and watch Klopp go and buy Dybala or someone 😂 I can honestly see a shock coming up lads. It's far too quiet init.

4.) 11 Jun 2019 23:13:19
I can see a left back, back up keeper, att mid a must, also a flexible attacker, we can't over rely on front 3 injuries an loss off form can strike at any time.

5.) 12 Jun 2019 00:38:53
Whilst we could maybe look for cover up top and some experience (think Ed002 mentioned name who may Ben happy to come for cover) . I think I would much rather someone young who has plenty of energy. We have Origi for a different style. When we need to rest someone a young hungry striker who can run defences ragged and allow our main striker to come on and use their strength which is speed against tired legs. Or when we take one of our main strikers off the youngster stretches them up top. I hate when we sit back and try to see game out. We get jittery. Or used to.

6.) 12 Jun 2019 02:15:09
I agree with the OP, there's no position that is crying out to be filled. I remember every man and his dog calling for the Viera position to be filled at Arsenal and they never did. GKs and defence has been our achilles for many seasons but our first choice 4 is pretty great atm.

The one area I would look at is the midfield. We have worldies at the top and the back but name me one Liverpool midfielder who would push for team of the season. You could make an argument for all of our front 3 (I know Firmino wasn't as great as the previous season but he's so important for us) . The back 4 - definately (if Gomez had stayed fit he could have been in the team of the season) . That leaves the midfield. In their own way I like all of them and they are all good players, but are any of them truly great players? Maybe Fabinho for what he provides but imagine a Silva, a de Bruyne or a motivated Pogba in our midfield. Not so much of a complaint but a response to the idea that we don't have areas to improve.

Oh before anyone says anything the GK spot is nailed down ; )

7.) 12 Jun 2019 08:42:32
Potclay, there are positions that are crying out for cover/ options as in both fullback positions, GK and a versatile forward who can give the any of the front three a blow.

8.) 12 Jun 2019 09:16:34
Potclay, team of the season is irrelevant. They always pick attack heavy teams in those and our midfield is more about defending so that we can play 3 strikers and really attacking wing backs.

Fabinho, Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum are all top class in my opinion. Fabinho potentially world class. They were the most used midfielders in a team which finished as European Champioms and amassed 97 points. So they can't be that bad.

The only midfield players who were let downs last season were Keita, Chamberlain and Lallana who spent most of the year injured or underperforming. I'd back Ox to come back with a bang and Keita should improve. Lallana for me must go and bring in Fekir or Fernandes to replace him.

Our midfield is very good but as long as Lallana is unreliable it lacks a truly technically gifted option.

9.) 12 Jun 2019 13:08:28
We will strengthen i have no doubt. And i think there will be marquee signings. We won loads for winning the ucl, our stock is high. yes we spent heavily last year and i wouldn't expect that level of expenditure. But i bet we sign some top players. Also i don't think we will love any big players.

10.) 12 Jun 2019 15:11:16
I imagine we would see an exceedingly happy front three then, RedWolf.

11.) 12 Jun 2019 15:06:02
How many other midfield have achieved 97 points on a season and let's chuck in a euro cup.

It can be argued if it was the defence that was pivotal or the striker force.

The midfield was just as important.

This midfield is maybe one creative player away from being perfect imo.

12.) 13 Jun 2019 03:43:05
Hi all thanks for the replies.

The original post said crying out to be filled and I agreed that no position was. I wasn't bashing our midfield but was simply trying to point out that top teams would be queing up for any of our front 3 or back five. With the exception of Fabinho I'm not convinced the same would be said of the midfield. Love Hendo, Wini came on a storm this season, Milner is now a legend, I hope Ox will be back to pre Roma form of last season, Shaq and Keita do need to improve but there is positivity there and Lallana.

My point was there is a small room for an improvement to come in, if he was available. If not then so be it, we are not crying out for it.

we are talking about small margins. I am fully aware that we did great but its those small margins we might need to overhaul city and win the league for the first time in 30 years.



27 Apr 2019 23:17:59
We haven't bought anybody from Southampton for a while. what's up with that?

mikey B

1.) 28 Apr 2019 00:08:35
That Danny Ings looks alright.

2.) 28 Apr 2019 11:56:09
We missed out on tadic what a season that guy is having.

3.) 28 Apr 2019 12:08:21
The scouts got rescued by special forces and brought back to Liverpool 👍.



22 Apr 2019 22:52:09
Hi, will Milner extend his contract. I like him in our squad, he would also become a good coach (IMO)

mikey B

{Ed002's Note - I don't think there is any offer to do so.}

1.) 22 Apr 2019 23:36:50
If Leeds get promoted I'm sure he'd love to go back to them.

2.) 23 Apr 2019 07:10:13
Looks like Leeds are tailing off at the wrong time, the playoffs look likely for them now.

3.) 23 Apr 2019 09:39:09
I recall reading something about a one year extension already existing in his contract, should it be exercised, on here. I could be wrong.

4.) 23 Apr 2019 19:15:33
I think i recall that too aray1969.

Milner came to lfc to win trophies, he hasn't done that (unluckily) we've lost 3 finals. I don't see him leaving without fulfilling his aim. And conversely, i don't see him leaving if we are European champions or premier league champions.

We all know he is one of the fittest players at the club (amazingly) and can go on for at least 4 more years. There is plenty pf time for him to finish his career with his boyhood club.

Therefore, i don't see him leaving this summer. Who (if they are playing regularly) would want to leave this team? Back in the European elite, miles ahead of everyone but city. Who i think we have caught up with and will, imo, go on to overtake them.

They have great players, so do we but we have a great TEAM. We all know which is more important.

5.) 24 Apr 2019 01:55:18
I love what Milner brings to the squad, a proper pro and he still offers much to the team when called upon. That's why I hope Leeds don't gain promotion and we extend his contract. Despite his age, he takes care of himself brilliantly and can still perform at the highest level. An absolute model professional within the squad. I love Millie.



06 Apr 2019 04:42:53
I would rather we win the league, as opposed to the European Cup. Yet I don't want us to field a weakened side vs Porto. I am so glad I am a supporter (and massively a supporter of Klopp) but some guys need a rest. He earns his dollar by taking the call, but I would rest Van D and Salah. What do you guys think?

I reiterate that my opinion counts for sweet fa.

mikey B

1.) 06 Apr 2019 06:03:13
How about we give Porto a hiding at Anfield and then field a slightly weakened team in Portugal?
What's the point of qualifying for the UCL if we won't even try to win it? We have already thrown the domestic cup competitions, so competing on two fronts should be no big deal for the squad we have.

2.) 06 Apr 2019 06:31:48
Salah just had 2 weeks off over the international break, why does he need a rest?

{Ed001's Note - it was to get him fit for all these games he was given the rest, I am with you SH. The last one who needs a rest right now is Salah, especially after scoring, he needs to be let loose to get his groove back, so to speak.}

3.) 06 Apr 2019 06:40:30
Why should we be fielding weakened sides? Doing that against Wolves started off a bad run of form earlier in the season.

4.) 06 Apr 2019 07:11:27
When it comes to the front 3, we need to play them every game as long as they are match fit. Resting them now for random games will just kill the momentum of the 3 players that we probably need the most for the title run in.
Not to mention our team has a history of being p*** poor after a break or warm weather camp or what not. Play them as much as possible and momentum will then be on our side.

5.) 06 Apr 2019 07:45:08
We should be fielding the strongest team possible every single game now imo both in the league and the CL because we're capable of winning both competitions. As for Salah, I think that goal lastnight will of increased the confidence he desperately needed, watch him go now. We need him on every single game, he's too important to leave out.

6.) 06 Apr 2019 08:39:20
As they saying goes in it to win it!

7.) 06 Apr 2019 08:39:56
Maximum of 10 games left.
Play to win them all 👍.

8.) 06 Apr 2019 09:21:24
Klopp fielded a weakened team last night by including Keita in the midfield. Up until his goal he was nowhere to be seen, out of position, not showing for the ball, and we were overrun in midfield. It looked like Robbo had a word with him and he just signalled as if he wasn't interested. Wijnaldum didn't have his usual intensity either and looked shattered, if anyone needs a rest it's probably him. Milner and Hendo deserve to be in that midfield alongside Fabinho. Their aggression and intensity could be key for us in the run down.

9.) 06 Apr 2019 09:38:50
Im convinced klopp didn't want to be in the fa or league cup.

10.) 06 Apr 2019 09:53:41
Players like:
Lallana and
Origi have all upped their game. We have a squad capable of winning the big double. I really think we have a chance at the ucl. And i think the league is ours. We are winning despite going down a goal, despite not playing brilliantly. We are getting it done.

Spurs and utd both have a serious fight on their hands and i think one, if not both, will take points from city.

Imo, if we beat chelsea, we win it. (although wolves will be a stiff test, they're no bayern munich though)

11.) 06 Apr 2019 10:02:25
I thought kieta offered something different down the left. I think he and mane obviously get on and mane's form may have had something to do with keita's start.

12.) 06 Apr 2019 10:08:56
Origi has proved to me he can cover the front three. Also lallana has play3d well in the flase 9 or cm.

Batter porto at anfield and bring on origi and lallana for the away game.

13.) 06 Apr 2019 13:50:02
I'm sorry, Why should there be a preference btw the CL and PL, exactly? That makes NO sense. Who plays the CL QF's without trying to win it? This is the same pathetic question of "Which would you prefer to win? CL or PL? " that the media ask ONLY Klopp BUT never any other manager. Is anyone asking Pep which he would prefer? Or is anyone asking OGS if he would prefer top 4 or just going all out to win the CL? This is why Klopp gets pissed off when reporters ask this very same question. Klopp is here to win both these trophies and is giving them a right go, end of story.

Whatever lineup he picks will be strong enuff to handle both cos unlike previous seasons, we have enuff depth to handle both. Those players like Wiji or Robbo (who will get his break via suspension vs Porto) will get a break. The others? No breaks. This is money time as they say in the NBA and EVERYONE not needing a break should be ALL in, no exceptions.



15 Jan 2019 21:26:20
I just heard there is a helicopter en route to Melwood. It is collecting Jurgen Klopp to take him to Westminster.

Apparently the UK has decided to sign a decent Manager and lead us all to success.

You heard it here first boys!

mikey B

1.) 15 Jan 2019 22:26:34
It'd be a bad appointment mate, he want's to keep us IN Europe, I want out! ;) .

2.) 16 Jan 2019 00:15:46
No chance - I heard he staying in Liverpool to lead the LEXIT campaign so Liverpool can establish itself as an independent state and LFC can go on to be the first club to win the World Cup!

3.) 16 Jan 2019 02:54:15
OMG Salah. You just fell so far in my estimation. The best deal for Britain is to remain, as Liverpool itself voted. Truly surprised by your comments.

4.) 16 Jan 2019 04:29:31
The helicopter you saw was the Babble copter and it landed at craven cottage.

5.) 16 Jan 2019 05:46:34
I'm with ND on this, surprised anyone thinks leaving the EU will be anything but disastrous.

6.) 16 Jan 2019 06:56:23
I'm with you Salah 😉.

7.) 16 Jan 2019 06:58:24
Also why would you be surprised Seano. The majority of the UK voted leave. I'm surprised that you're surprised.

{Ed002's Note - The majority of the UK did not vote to leave.}

8.) 16 Jan 2019 07:07:58
Surprised by me wanting to be out ND, that's fair enough mate, we all have our own views do we not lol? Luckily 17.4 million others shared my views :) . I'm certainly not going to look at you any different because you want to remain!

9.) 16 Jan 2019 07:12:02
Anyway, back to football 😃.

10.) 16 Jan 2019 07:22:23
Yeh I want out too .
That’s one job we wouldn’t want Jurgen to get!

11.) 16 Jan 2019 08:01:50
Those who cared enough and were able to vote.

{Ed002's Note - Right.}

12.) 16 Jan 2019 08:13:12
Oh god. Not actual politics please. Half the time we can’t agree on a team formation let alone what the country should be doing! Let’s stick to footy.

13.) 16 Jan 2019 09:02:04
This week’s Brexit is last week’s curry fart. It’ll all blow over soon enough and few of us will notice any real difference.

14.) 16 Jan 2019 09:25:50
Yes SGRed. I live overseas now and am often ask if I'm English. I say "actually I'm from Liverpool, it just happens to be in England. "

15.) 16 Jan 2019 10:28:03
Haha Burkey. I actually think we’d have a shot of allowed to play at the WC!




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16 Jun 2019 19:41:44
I think Salah knows that he has to maintain a very high level if he wants to get a move to Madrid. By the way, at Liverpool we play to his strengths, at Madrid they may ask him to play to their system, that did not work out well for him at Chelski.

mikey B

{Ed002's Note - I don't know what he has supposedly said and I would expect the club to read the riot act to him if he is using social media to share information about his future. The club need to reel in the new PR company and the professsional photographer he has been on vacation with and the out of Liverpool commitments he has taken on.}



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14 Apr 2019 23:51:58
It's a rumour site. so why not post a rumour?

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03 Aug 2018 22:27:32
We are awesome who cares what pot we are in.

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26 Jul 2018 12:07:40
I was a kid in the Liverpool v Everton FA cup final in 1986. My dad took me to the team hotel where Everton were staying before the final. I met most of the players including Tony Cottee and big nev.

Big Nev let me (aged 7) take penalties against him in the car park - a couple of hours before they left for the match. Ill never forget it, good lad!

Met him again when I was aged 35 at a charity football tournament where he was playing for a vets team and I had a team out. I asked him if I could take a pen then, but he wouldn't have a bar of it!

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24 Jul 2018 12:04:30
Wow, you really think we are as bad as Chelski?

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11 Jun 2019 20:16:03
True, signings to push the players on, cover in case of injury and if quality is available at a good price. take it. Ericsson from spurs 😉🤣 but hay, I'm relaxed, in Klopp we trust.

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30 Mar 2019 00:37:20
People have special times for smoke breaks. Boy that's so old school 🏺.

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15 Jan 2019 21:48:56
As long as he is not the next Jay Spearing.

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14 Aug 2018 17:44:14
I love the debate. Personally I think Rafa had the better team, Alonso, Gerrard and Mascherano could dominate any midfield in the world. They could unlock a defence and Torres would finish.

That said, ask the question at the end of this season and see how it looks then.

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09 Aug 2018 13:42:09
Well it is only a year away, so very likely.

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