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20 Sep 2020 16:09:31
Hi eds, do you guys know what's happening with Nat Phillips? Have we sold him or are we actively trying to sell him? If he's still at the club, seems a bit strange he wasn't even included on the bench today with both Gomez and Matip injured and no other senior CB in the squad.


{Ed002's Note - Nathaniel Phillips (CB) if Liverpool add a first choice CB that Klopp wants then time may have come for Phillips - Stuttgart would like to keep him on loan and may be open to buying him at the right price. Reading, Millwall, Blackburn Rovers are all open to taking him on loan the the Championship but Liverpool are pushing to sell.}

1.) 20 Sep 2020 20:03:09
He's 23. He's a couple of months older than Gomez. Surely he either stays as 4th choice (if Klopp thinks he's up to it, which after seeing Fabinho have Werner completely in his pocket, seems unlikely) or he leaves the club. There's no sense in him going on another loan.

I actually think he's a decent defender, but there comes a time when we have to be looking at selling him, if not for his own career.

2.) 20 Sep 2020 22:15:27
I like Phillips, but then again I'm not working for Liverpool and I'm not a professional scout, so what do I know.

3.) 20 Sep 2020 22:17:36
After watching Fabs, I can imagine Klopp asking him to play CB with VVD and having Thiago play deeper maybe.

4.) 21 Sep 2020 00:07:06
One of the issues to consider with Philips is that replacing him with an HG defender who is any better than him is unlikely with the funds he would generate by selling him. I think he's nailed on to be the 4th cb (not including fabinho), I'd say its more likely that Matip could go if there's any interest, as he would be easier to replace, as he's not HG and would fetch more money.



17 Sep 2020 10:03:56
James Pearce has claimed that a fee of 30million euros has been agreed with Bayern for Thiago. If true, I don't think it's a coincidence we've finally moved forwards with the negotiations right after we agreed a fee with Sheffield United for Brewster. Would be over the moon if we (finally) sign Thiago!


1.) 17 Sep 2020 10:27:17
I think €30 mil for a 29 year old with less than a year on his contract is a bit too steep.

2.) 17 Sep 2020 10:46:18
Top lfc journalists, now stating. Deal is £20m paid over the course of the 4 year deal. With £5m add ons linked to premier league and champions league success. Cracking deal! Fantastic player with experience and winning mentality.

3.) 17 Sep 2020 10:46:40
time will tell, let's face it, £30m is a lot of money, but in football, as in many things, a player is worth what somebody will pay.

Time will tell if he proves worth the investment, I for one will ignore the money and enjoy the player dictating the tempo for Liverpool. If it happens that it.

I hope Ginni stays, but wish him all the very best if he goes, he has been a wonderful servant and we were all a little underwhelmed when he signed!

4.) 17 Sep 2020 10:54:11
i've seen other rumours its a 20m fee with 5m of bonuses. Tbh it doesn't matter as its not our cash and I am guessing someone is in the process of leaving to free up the funds and space in the squad.

Yes it's dragged out but the club have got it done and now need to make it official with the anfield lean.

5.) 17 Sep 2020 10:54:54
I heard it was £20m up front and add ons based upon winning trophies etc to take it to £27m.

6.) 17 Sep 2020 10:55:07
apparently he stayed in the Titanic hotel last night, in town to do the deal!

7.) 17 Sep 2020 10:55:30
He’s a 60m baller all day long if not more! We’ve sold solanke and Ibe for 20m a pop u jokin!

8.) 17 Sep 2020 11:03:25
Red Rumour- he's one of the best players in the world. €25m rising to 30 looks good business to me.

9.) 17 Sep 2020 11:03:32
It’s £20m plus £5m add ons, for a world class player in this day and age is not “steep”.

10.) 17 Sep 2020 11:05:08
Ed 2 has confirmed it to be true so it must be true! feel sorry for Brewster if he's making way for it to happen, but hope he proves LFC wrong and goes on to be a success where he ends up.

11.) 17 Sep 2020 11:05:41
keep walking up that hill then mr rumour Thiago is top top class.

12.) 17 Sep 2020 11:05:59
The one thing this phenomenal LFC side has lacked is a world-class ball-playing midfielder.

The current midfield has been exceptional and deserves all the praise it gets, but there are occasions when it's one-dimensional.

Thiago changes everything, plus he works his socks off.

13.) 17 Sep 2020 11:07:59
Red rumor, we're in 2020 mate.

14.) 17 Sep 2020 11:26:10
Fantastic new about Thiago.
World class player, worth every penny .

15.) 17 Sep 2020 11:26:54
Could turn out to be an incredible signing but like Fekir just going to wait till its actually confirmed

Spaceman no disrespect but that is an exact copy and paste of Henry Jacksons tweet earlier unless that's what you were going for haha.

16.) 17 Sep 2020 11:27:06
I don't think age is an issue because his style of play is not explosive so I think he can continue at his level for at least another 3 or 4 years. If he contributes to winning some trophies this season then the fee will seem very fair indeed.

17.) 17 Sep 2020 12:07:47
Welcome to Anfield Thiago Alcantara!

18.) 17 Sep 2020 12:47:21
If we retain the title he’ll have been worth every penny of his transfer fee, and that’s speaking as someone who had severe reservations about signing him.

19.) 17 Sep 2020 13:11:10
Yeah Red Rumor it appears nobody cares what you think but actually it's £20m guaranteed plus the rest in add-ons dependent on him being instrumental in helping us win the Premier League and Champions League. Sounds good to me!

I haven't seen him posing with a pen yet though, so not counting my chicken nuggets. But I'm sure Rodrigo told him how much he enjoyed playing against us on Saturday so shouldn't be a problem getting him to sign on the dotted line. Now hopefully his brother can find a good Premier League club where he'll thrive and be happy. (not West Ham)

20.) 17 Sep 2020 13:49:59
BBC reporting 20 mil plus 5 mil add ons paid over the course of his contract, so not bad all in all. 20 mil is what we paid for Lallana and JDR pointed out, sold Solanke for! Really happy with this, but I think we need to get rid of a MF, maybe not though, always good at have depth.

21.) 17 Sep 2020 14:08:49
He's top 3 midfielders on the planet, and ensures we have truly world class in each area of our team now.

22.) 17 Sep 2020 14:17:03
Bargain! How can some people be questioning the price?

James Tawkowski has had a 31 million bid turned down.

In today's market that's bang average fee for a world class player. Regardless of contract situation.

23.) 17 Sep 2020 14:25:22
adds some depth, quality and a plan b if we need to change thigns. Now all we need is to win the premier league, champ leauge, world cup super cup and FA cup to keep the mindless fans happy.

24.) 17 Sep 2020 14:46:02
Pretty sure he's going to be a big part of Plan A once he gets integrated into the team.
With his passing added to our fullbacks creativity we are going to tear a few teams apart.

25.) 17 Sep 2020 14:50:29
Playing devils advocate here, Thiago is a great signing, world class player. However, he is adding depth to an already over crowded midfield, in a team already worryingly close to the home grown quota.

I trust Edwards and Klopp whole heartedly but worry that a more substantial ready made back up for the front three could shoot us in the foot. Will we be as lucky this year with injuries? nobody can tell the future but we are riding our luck in that area slightly.

26.) 17 Sep 2020 14:53:06
Bobbya_Teeth, that really does put it in context. In fact it seems like daylight robbery.

27.) 17 Sep 2020 15:35:30
@Corbra666, @Shanks and @Salah given Thiago's age, length of contract, being able to speak to foreign clubs in January and other clubs baulking at Bayern Munich valuation I would have thought we'd be in a strong bargaining position. Then again if Klopp tapped him up Bayern may have dug their heels in.

I suppose €20 mil plus add ons is not bad if he lives up to his billing. As someone posted "it's not my money".

28.) 17 Sep 2020 16:09:35
Nah, that 20 Million price plus add ons (and agent fees to be discovered later 😉) seems just about right for the C.V. era. In normal times 40 Million and more, would easily be a serious asking price. Skill, experience and loads of titles to back it all up. Where are you going to find that today? Yes he's 29 but he's not exactly on crutches, just yet.

29.) 17 Sep 2020 17:23:44
Caution lads and lasses - nothing has been concluded yet. From what I have read talks are not at an advanced stage yet. It would be a great bit of business if it comes off though. Fingers crossed.



12 Dec 2019 13:15:57
The Salzburg sporting director, Christoph Freund, said on Thursday that the club had held discussions with Liverpool. “I can confirm that there are talks with Liverpool at the moment. It is an honour [for us] to see the calibre of clubs who are interested in our players. ”

I guess there is some truth behind the Minamino rumours after all.


1.) 12 Dec 2019 14:11:40
James Pearce tweeted a couple hours ago that Minamino moving to Liverpool is "highly likely".

2.) 12 Dec 2019 14:19:13
I really liked the look of Minamino, albeit admittedly from a very small sample set of matches.

Seems to be very versatile player to cover any of the front three positions and a more natural like replacement for our style of play than a Origi or Shaqiri.

Also reminds me a bit of Son with his ability to play all across the front line, and who I’ve always thought would be perfect fit for us.

3.) 12 Dec 2019 14:21:05
Ed1, what do you make of this as a potential transfer? A good addition?

{Ed001's Note - looks a very good player but I have only seen him against us and he only looked good when we sat back. Just look at the second half, he was anonymous. So difficult to judge him as they were not giving him the ball and he was not able to get it back on his own. I certainly would not be against signing him from what I saw, though his end product was very inconsistent, at best.}

4.) 12 Dec 2019 14:32:05
Cheers Ed, you’re not usually wrong about players so if your even half on board with it, it’s a good sign for me.

{Ed001's Note - if those games are a good indicator, then he is probably the best option I have seen to slot into our team in recent months.}

5.) 12 Dec 2019 15:00:22
Watching those Youtube clips, RBS score some beautiful goals, haha.

6.) 12 Dec 2019 15:05:53
Also consider the price, a reported release clause of 7.5 million. In today's market that's a steal.

7.) 12 Dec 2019 15:28:39
Well that escalated quickly.

End of the road for Shaq? I know he would've played more often without injuries, but there isn't exactly a massive hole in the squad when he's missing.

8.) 12 Dec 2019 16:23:05
He seems to be keen and has the right attitude to play and press which is a good start, I bet he can’t believe his luck that we are interested. I thought we would be linked with him and Haaland after the game as it seems to be the way, but this one seems to have legs.

We have said for a while we are looking for a creative midfielder and cover for the wings and he looks like he could offer both.

When Salzburg were on it, he was always involved and we are most likely to have the ball and be required to break teams down, which he looks like he will help do! For the reported fee, looks a steal.

9.) 12 Dec 2019 19:03:35
Ed2 said the release clause is irrelevant to us so I expect it to be more than the £7.5mil reported.
Regardless though I think he looks a player and would do well for us if it happens.

{Ed002's Note - That would be Liverpool’s srarti g point,}

10.) 12 Dec 2019 20:40:41
We welcome Minamino (on 1/ 1/ 2020)
£7.25m. that's the money from selling Kent very well spent ;)

11.) 12 Dec 2019 23:11:52
Cheers Ed2. Do you think that Salzburg’s president making the talks public are a tactic to bring other teams in to drive the price up? I wouldn’t blame him if it was he’s got to be worth more than £7m in today’s market.

{Ed002's Note - No.}

12.) 13 Dec 2019 13:39:48
To be fair ed001, regarding your point of him being at his best when we sat back, the majority of the teams we face, particularly in the league tend to sit back for large portions of the game. I think on of the only problems we’ve had over the last couple of seasons is breaking down teams who sit back and this lad could be the final piece in the jigsaw!

13.) 13 Dec 2019 19:29:06
If Minamino is indeed brought in, then i'd say he's a good replacement for Shaqiri. Minamino accelerates faster, has a wider range of play on the field (Shaq is mostly right sided) and I feel he could probably take on the defensive aspect that Klopp requires from his midfielders, far better. I too, saw him play only twice (against us) and went through some videos. There's a quickness in thinking and movement that suits our game very well. He's 24, therefore moving into his prime years; so maybe the inconsistency will settle down. Who knows, but he looks good.



01 Jul 2017 03:46:07
Hi Ed002,

Did you confirm that Liverpool have agreed a fee with RBL for Keita in a post about Laimer to RBL which seems to have been taken down?



{Ed002's Note - No, Liverpool has not agreed any fee with RBL over Naby Keita and unless something has changed overnight they have yet to make any offer to RBL.}

1.) 01 Jul 2017 08:43:45
The tabloids are loving it, looks like this Keita news is going on overdrive this weekend.

2.) 01 Jul 2017 09:08:05
When the news is that Liverpool are 'preparing' a bid for the player it just shows how bad the leakage situation is at Liverpool. I'm not sure any other club has this problem to the same extent. Ed please can we have you opinion on who is to blame for the porous nature of information-security at our club and what can be done to fix it?

{Ed002's Note - Well it was Klopp who briefed the press - so him. As for the "preparing a bid" I have no idea what that means. Are they going from sofa to sofa looking for cash? Is some one checking the spelling on the fax?}

3.) 01 Jul 2017 09:39:11
ed002 why do you have to try and be funny and blunt about the wording people use? obviously you know what the guy meant.

{Ed002's Note - I answered his question - it was KLOPP who briefed several members of the press so he is to be held accountable. Are you some sort of halfwit? You tell me what "preparing a bid" means then.}

4.) 01 Jul 2017 09:52:15
Haha, thanks Ed. I agree. Maybe they're wrapping up a cake and some prezzies with shiny paper and ribbons and hiring an old Spitfire to drop it over Leipzig. Not sure RB will appreciate the gesture.

And thanks Gayfish, but he wasn't being rude towards me, I was only using the phrase in the press, which makes little sense to me.

5.) 01 Jul 2017 09:58:17
It clearly means sat with the transfer committee, talking about what would be an acceptable first offer! Prepare the £15 million offer from liverpool! 😂.

6.) 01 Jul 2017 10:12:01
I recall that Klopp said that talks were ongoing regarding transfer targets. I don't recall him talking specifically about who so I'm not sure how that makes him accountable or even what he'd be accountable for.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about. The talks with van Dijk were the result of an illegal approach from Liverpool and Klopp briefed certain members of the press in order to unsettle targets. If he also made illegal approaches to the three other players then it would be reasonable to expect retribution. This has been done to death.}

7.) 01 Jul 2017 10:15:09
I would imagine the powers that be sit round a table and decide how much the player is worth and if they are prepared to pay the asking price.

{Ed002's Note - What "asking price" would that be?}

8.) 01 Jul 2017 10:26:26
Even I felt it was odd when late last season, Klopp was saying that "talks were on going with prospective targets". I have never heard a manager say that in public regarding transfers. I do not recall him ever mentioning players by name tho I could be wrong but even if no names are mentioned, it still seems odd which goes hand in hand with the tapping up nonsense he seems seems unable to stop.

{Ed002's Note - He briefed members of the press and gave them four names in order to unsettle the players. Why do you want to drag this all up again?}

9.) 01 Jul 2017 10:49:12
what do you want posters to do? know exactly how transfers work step by step and know exactly what wording to use?

{Ed002's Note - It has been explained to posters how transfer work and most are fine with that. Perhaps you wouldn't have embarrassed yourself if you read posts on the site and searched for such things.}

10.) 01 Jul 2017 10:50:18
Just a quick question:

Who is really invovled on transfer talks with the player/ clubs? Surely it can't be just the manager. Because everything i mostly read on here regarding the tapping up situation or anything transfer talks related really is about Klopp doing stuff.

{Ed002's Note - Klopp was the one who met with van Dijk and then continued communicating with him. The two letters warning the club over illegal approaches last summer both related to approaches made directly by Klopp.}

11.) 01 Jul 2017 10:57:27
"talks were on going with prospective targets". Internal discussions targeting certain players nothing wrong with that.

{Ed002's Note - It is like some sort of joke. So you think Liverpoool did not illegally approach van Dijk? Isn't that a very stupid position to take?}

12.) 01 Jul 2017 11:19:09
When we get charged by the FA for an illegal approach then I'll believe we did. Until then Ed even you can't claim we did anything wrong. Innocent until proven guilty and we have not been found guilty of anything.

{Ed002's Note - I am sorry. The club issued a grovelling apology and withdrew intersest in van Dijk. You are some sort of idiot if you are still in denial of this. And don't forget that club are already serving one ban for making an illegal approach.}

13.) 01 Jul 2017 11:25:21
I may have missed a post concerning this but who were the two letters from and about who? I know this must go on all the time but isn't Klopp treading a fine line?

{Ed002's Note - It was dealt with last year and unimportant. Klopp is well over the line - this has all be dealt with recently but again all of those morons in denial are out.}

14.) 01 Jul 2017 11:28:01
Could that not just be because they respect the position of Southampton so apologised for any misunderstanding and withdrew their interest to avoid any animosity between the clubs? Nothing has been proven, I'd argue you'd have to be some kind of idiot to condemn someone without enough evidence to convict. Isn't that what the law is based on in all walks of life, not just football?

{Ed002's Note - A complaint sits on file with the Premier League. Why do you want to drag up all of this yet again?}

15.) 01 Jul 2017 11:33:23
I don't Ed I'm just putting another spin on it. At the end of the day we've not been found guilty of any wrong doing regarding VVD. I think we should accept this, move on and stop bashing the club and Klopp when in actual fact according to the FA who are the law in our league we have no case to answer.

{Ed002's Note - There is no "spin", the club and Klopp get "bashed" because people like you keep dragging it up. I have no idea what the FA has to do with this. You really don't get how bad the club and the manager have been behaving.}

16.) 01 Jul 2017 11:34:37
I'm not sure how anyone can deny what happened given the club itself issued an apology, it's like you all live with your heads in the sand. I love the club and Klopp but poor mistakes have been made. To be honest I'm not sure why we're dragging all of this up again.

17.) 01 Jul 2017 11:42:20
Liverpool's embarrassing apology to Fulham sees Clint Dempsey tapping-up complaint dropped. 2012.

Liverpool banned from signing academy players. (Stoke 12yr old)

All this is Klopps fault is it. Obviously a fundamental issue within liverpool Im sure the idiot transfer committee or agent has badly advised Klopp.

{Ed002's Note - You do want to drag it out then. Nobody has blamed Klopp for either of those matters although he could yet be dragged in to the issue over the ex-Stoke player whose career the club screwed up if that goes to court as planned. He wasn't even at the club when there was tapping up when there was the tapping up of Dempsey, nor when the club had Gerrard tap up players on their behalf. Klopp is far from an innocent party but of course you want to blame the "idiot transfer committee" or "agent" and absolve him. This really is the sort of nonsense that does indeed make some fans a complete laughing stock.}

18.) 01 Jul 2017 12:48:50
Why doesn't the club put a gagging order on Klopp with respect to other team's players?
I don't get it, it's like they want him to keep doing it.

19.) 01 Jul 2017 13:11:58
Thanks, Ed for the clarification and for full disclosure, I have and will never defend the club or Klopp for any tapping up issues we and he have had. What he has done is flat out disgraceful and should be reprimanded internally by the owners. And to those defending the club or Klopp and deflecting on this issue, you seriously need to knock it off with your pathetic excuses and arguments for defending the indefensible. It is becoming pathetic and like Ed02, I am fed up with it.

20.) 01 Jul 2017 13:41:35
Just for the record Ed I didn't drag anything up if you look at the thread it was being discussed before I got involved. It just makes me laugh that we've got so called Liverpool fans bashing the club and manager for an issue they know very little about. If we were found guilty of tapping up and the details made public then we could all have an opinion good or bad. Until then there has been no proven guilt so we need to forget it and move on. There's no point criticising base on hearsay and half truths.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have been found guilty - you seem to grasp any of this.}

21.) 01 Jul 2017 14:08:10
I bet some of you wish you'd "prepared" your postes more! So just to summarise; Southampton are out of order!

22.) 01 Jul 2017 16:25:07
Are we, honestly, still talking about this? I leave the page for a week and it's still happening? Klopp was a jerk. LFC have been jerks.
We need to buck our ideas up and do the right thing by other clubs and their players whilst we still have some clubs who want to deal with us.
It's not difficult. We know the rules. Break them, we pay the price.
Fully deserved as well.

23.) 01 Jul 2017 17:02:41
I'm sure we were done for tapping up Christian ziege all them years ago. Were masters of tapping up. Haha. Not good tho.

24.) 01 Jul 2017 22:26:42
Blimey, this thread has got a little rancorous. Just like the good old days!
Liverpool has picked up a reputation for sailing close to the wind over several years and Klopp seems to be continuing that trend. Naughty, naughty. However, singling out LFC and its fans for special treatment is not really fair. When compared to several top-flight continental European teams, Liverpool is relatively clean. Relatively. And as for Chelsea.
This is hardly the most heavily regulated industry in the world and is dominated by individual owners whose staggering wealth has been almost always been gathered by questionable means, assisted by dodgy advisers, agents and others.
I would suggest we move on from this subject and focus on the tiny nuggets of reality amongst the torrent of transfer speculation.
And "done deals", of course.

25.) 02 Jul 2017 12:21:00
Ed002 can i clarfy something that may have caused the initial confusion at the start of this rehashing. Where you say briefed journalists I'm reading that as the old fashioned quiet chat, unofficial, off the record type of thing not formal press conferences. Would that be correct and why people are struggling to see where Klopp has briefed the press?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, a number of journalistes were briefed by Klopp and given the names of four players in an attempt to unsettle the players.}

26.) 02 Jul 2017 17:20:53
Thanks fot clarifying Ed002.

27.) 03 Jul 2017 01:08:52
Some facts for you kids:
1. What the club has done is shameful. No other word to describe it.
2. We have done that before, plenty of times.
3. Other clubs do it all the time, but that is not an excuse.
4. We do not want the same done to us, although it happened (e: Suarez)
5. A manager does what the club allows him to. He knows very well that this is against the rules, so he could only have done it with unofficial backing.
6. Players and former players have been involved in this activity as well.



11 Apr 2017 21:41:24
Steven Gerrard is set to manage the U18s next season. Anyone know how he's been getting on and whether this is a deserved promotion for him?





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31 Jan 2021 12:23:52
So it seems like Aaron Long is the man we're going for. Now, I've only watched half a Youtube clip and looked at his Football Manager profile, so I'm already an expert on the man.

The thing that stands out immediately are his pace and acceleration, which FM rates as his best attributes. This would be an upgrade on what we currently have as both Williams and Phillips are on the slow side. Of course, pace isn't everything, but it's good to know we'll have at least one option that can keep up in a footrace, assuming he's at least competent at every other defensive facet.

Another thing that caught my eye is that he's played as both the left and right CB. I've noticed with most of our recent defenders they're not very comfortable when they're not playing on their preferred side. So for a short term fix, Long could provide a little bit of versatility to fit in with whoever we have to shove into the backline at any given moment.

I do like the fact that he's captained the US national team every time he's played for them. Whenever Hendo and Milly have been out, we've always lacked a bit of a voice and a punch, and I'm hoping that he's a communicator.

As I've said, I'm an expert on Aaron Long so I'm hoping he proves to be a success, however short term his stay might be!




15 Jan 2021 10:22:34
Tried listening to the podcast but there were stretches of silence that I assume was supposed to be ed001's audio? I can hear everyone else, at least.


{Ed001's Note - ohhh well you got lucky then! Maybe we should run a competition to see who can come up with the best replacement phrases for my bits?}

1.) 15 Jan 2021 15:11:08
Not sure I want to replace your bits with phrases, Tris. Sounds messy.

{Ed001's Note - you would love to, you know that!}



01 Oct 2020 18:19:38
Can't wait for the CL. With Atalanta, Ajax and us being such great attacking teams, it's going to be goals galore. Can't say I know much about the Danish team though, nor do I know how to spell their name!


1.) 04 Oct 2020 01:24:11
As a Dane, FC Midtjylland aren't going to be a problem.
The danish league has been a mess ever since it switched to the playoff-like system (the same that's used in Belgium), and the teams have been affected negatively by the change.

Granted I don't follow the league myself, my brother is a frantic FC Copenhagen supporter, and he's telling me that while Midtjylland do have a small sample of decent players, some too good for the danish league, they shouldn't be able to scramble together more than a few draws if they're lucky.
I guess we'll have to see, but I can see where he's coming from with what state the league is in and the general lack of good teams playing in it.

All this might just be sour grapes from him though, as Copenhagen are embarrassingly underperforming haha. But I believe we can take his word for it.



19 Sep 2020 11:51:42
A question for the eds!

From the reports, apparently we're selling Hoever to Wolves with a 15% sell-on fee clause. If, later on, we decide to sign him back, does that mean we would get 15% of the fee back? Or does such a clause not apply if the team that would benefit from it decide to re-sign the player the clause concerns?

Thanks for your time!


{Ed002's Note - It is possible but depends on the contract.}



04 Sep 2020 11:44:07
I'm just watching the Front Three video the club's channel uploaded, and I don't know why, but I never realised that all three of Mane, Firmino and Salah actually scored in the first ever league match they played together. Such a special trio we've had in the past few years.


1.) 04 Sep 2020 12:44:16
They are truly special players. Any team would love to have either one of those guys and either one would make that team better, hands down. We have ALL three of them and thanks to them for a good chunk, we have been successful.

It would have been criminal to have these guys spearheading our trophy charge and then, come up empty. I am happy they have won the BIG trophies for the club. Their legacy is sealed as LFC legends. Now, for the next chapter.




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28 Apr 2021 14:19:16
He's 26, not exactly young. For reference, Robbo himself is 27.




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15 Apr 2021 07:26:02
I suspect Nagelsmann will end up at BM if Flick leaves this summer, but I guess the question is whether they think he's ready. He's still really young for a manager and has never been at a club the size of BM where egos and big personalities clash from the dressing room all the way up to the boardroom. Also, the fact that he's never won any silverware might count against him, but then again, he's been up against the might of Bayern his entire managerial career so far.


{Ed077's Note - and RBL are still in the DFB pokal which Bayern are out of so he might win it??

But I think if Klopp wanted the Bayern job, he will get it. Personally I would be a bit surprised of Klopp left right now but who knows.



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07 Mar 2021 02:35:57
Wonder if we'll let him go and just use Ben Davies as cover for both LB and left sided CB.




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07 Jan 2021 14:08:03
Thanks for all the info, ed, very much appreciated. Alaba is obviously a very good player and I'd be incredibly excited if he was to land in Liverpool. But as you've said, the wages he wants are astronomical and I'm really not sure he's worth that much money, especially considering we're already a bit cash strapped due to the C.V..




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15 Oct 2020 17:27:39
To be fair, a 42 year old Juan Roman Riquelme would still be one of Bournemouth's better signings in recent years.





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05 May 2021 16:09:28
How realistic can this 30yo+ signing be? If it's just anybody who's considered 'older', Lewandowski has to be the dream signing.




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16 Apr 2021 17:23:42
How can anyone look at our finishing this season and even the last season and say that they don't want the best striker on the planet in our team?




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28 Feb 2021 09:53:21
Don't forget Parry pulled the plug on a deal for Cristiano Ronaldo too! Although I believe that was under Houllier and not Rafa.




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04 Jan 2021 16:42:48
I'd probably go for something similar to yours. Dream of Mbappe, Haaland and a creative winger. I do like Sancho but not sure if he's worth the grief. Realistically I could see Jota, Haaland and Elliott or Minamino.




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21 Dec 2020 13:59:39
If Barcelona have the money, I can see Mane leaving this summer. They'll have a new president and if they want to make a statement, his signing will certainly be one. And it's not like it'd be a signing out of the blue either, considering that Barcelona have looked at him and a couple of others as Messi replacements, and Messi looks likely to finally leave.