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02 Sep 2014 17:32:08
Dear eds, with the window now closed. What happened to ;
Suso and ilori.

Also with plenty more games this year, can you see debuts being given to Pelosi and Rossiter

Thanks as always

Davies

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Suso is still at the club. If the club and the player cannot agree a new contract Liverpool will look to move him on in January rather than have him walk in the summer. Ilori is on loan in France at Bordeaux. I suspect he might well look to move on next summer.}

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02 Sep 2014 08:33:07
Anyone know if Adorjan left the club? Heard Italy was on the cards

EmreCanDo

Ed02{Ed002's Note - He moved to Novara Calcio.}

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02 Sep 2014 11:38:33
If you read the echo or this is anfield or the official website or any number of other sites you'd find the answer to this for yourself. I don't get why people come on here and post a question like that, then wait for a reply. Isn't that why Ed002 invented Google?

RedKev RedKev

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Was going to say the same thing, it was on the official site last night, fans should have that bookmarked on computers, tablets and smart phones and should really be the first place to look and leave the Eds alone to answer questions you can't find answers to!

Keith

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02 Sep 2014 14:44:33
Haha, nice. All hail the almighty and omnipotent Ed002

RedKev RedKev

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02 Sep 2014 07:42:12
Eds, who else is interested in signing Victor Valdes? Is he interested in coming to us?

kingmbc

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any interested clubs aside, seemingly, from Liverpool at this time. Previously Manchester City, Roma and Monaco looked to him but they have dropped their interest. His other option is the MLS.}

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02 Sep 2014 06:26:06
Hey Ed002, in emergency loan window are we interested in taking Isco on loan?

Football fatty

Ed01{Ed001's Note - we don't have an emergency loan window in the Prem.}

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01 Sep 2014 20:28:55
Assaidi is expected at Stoke for a medical in the near future. Likely to be a loan deal with all wages paid and a £1m loan fee.

Blinkey

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01 Sep 2014 20:25:06
Borini deal to QPR is off. ssn and bbc both reporting this. He really needs to move to play games and further his career.

Adrianp

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01 Sep 2014 21:30:39
Borini is just a idiot . he needs to realise staying at Liverpool would be a step back and would be nowhere near premier league action and a Italy call up! HE HAS BEEN NOWHERE NEAR GOOD ENOUGH(I HAVE NO SYMPATHY)

lukeYNWA

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Greedy bloke hope he's happy in reserves

num23

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Apparently he was asking QPR for 90 grand a week! . shocking.

Jammy79

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I have to say that he never went because of a reason, people forget when he was injured and then loaned out he was told that he had a future at Liverpool (FACT) the blame can't just be blamed on him. He has said he wants to play for Liverpool yes I agree he is not good enough for us but you have to see both sides of the coin, I personally think he is scared that this is his last chance and he doesn't want to lose it. if you play football and Liverpool signed you would you?

gingerdevil

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All I know about Borini is that he hurts a shoulder if he falls over.

Statto

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Never good enough for us, made of chocolate. Why he thinks he can win a place is beyond me, deluded as well as technically rubbish

Stry

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Best fans in the world. pah!

Doogle

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Am I the only one around here who is glad he didn't go as it would only have left us with Sturridge and Mario. I feel he will have a role to play and should get another shot to prove himself.

Logical Red

Ed02{Ed002's Note - And Lambert.}

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We don't know the FULL story.
Deserves a crack, albeit in the cup games. Scored for Sunderland and in some big games too.

andred71

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01 Sep 2014 19:05:45
Hello Eds,

Any chance of Lucas moving to Galatasaray/Napoli tonight?

tofel

Ed01{Ed001's Note - it is not out of the question, but it is highly unlikely now, the deal has been left so late.}

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01 Sep 2014 18:10:08
Hi Eds. Rumour in the papers saying we may bid for Ayew? Is this true? Seems surprising to me. Thanks.

stevemacsurecanrap

Ed01{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of.}

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01 Sep 2014 15:53:27
ssn say QPR bid £10 million for Fabio Borini.

Blinkey

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Thats just bizarre, didn't see that coming.
Either stay at Liverpool and fight for a place, or go to Sunderland where the fans love you.

Why in gods name would he go to QPR?

dimspace

Ed02{Ed002's Note - It is because they have not gotten an answer from Andre Ayew.}

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If you ask me its all money with borini!

num23

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GBP 12mm I believe was the number.

SB FL SB FL

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01 Sep 2014 15:11:16
James Chester absent from training today, rumours he's signing for Liverpool. Anybody got any info on this?

Thanks!

RedKev RedKev
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01 Sep 2014 15:53:20
Why would we sign another centre back? We have 4 already. Also not sure he is good enough even if we did need a centre back.

Adrianp

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Yeah I thought it sounded strange we'd sign a backup CB considering the young ones we have and the ones who left on loan. Decent lad but not for LFC, glad it's not true. Phew!

RedKev RedKev

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01 Sep 2014 13:42:40
just throwing it out there eds, but any idea where ben arfa is heading? they says he turned down besiktas and birmingham, and wants to stay in the prem? but where? I liked he's play couple of years ago, but doesn't played anymore, be it his attitude or whatever, but on the pitch I used to enjoy watching him, cheers

DEVERS DEVERS

Ed02{Ed002's Note - There was an interested club but he was priced out of a move there. Offers of loans will likely fall on deaf ears. Maybe something will happen with him later but it won't involve Liverpool.}

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We have Markovic and Lallana still to come for the wide area's, Suso as well, Coutinho in the middle, we are set for attackers.

Haych Haych

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01 Sep 2014 13:25:13
To quote Simon Yeend in today's Express. "Liverpool have lined up a move for Victor Valdes the former Barcelona goalkeeper!" He then goes on to write. "To leave Simon Mignolet FIGHTING FOR HIS ANFIELD FUTURE!" Is this person for real? Valdes will be 33 at the start of 2015 and is currently out of action with a cruciate knee ligament injury. So we will sign an unfit keeper and ditch Mignolet to leave our options Brad [ Fumblefingers ] Jones and Valdes? I hear more sense on this website than from the Express so PLEASE tell me we aren't looking at an injured "experienced" and over the hill keeper who is a free agent now!

The Plank

Ed02{Ed002's Note - You are completely correct Plank. A deal for Romero seemed to be in hand a couple of days ago and could well be announced later today or tomorrow. It makes little sense to me, but there you go.}

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According to Tony Barrett at The Times - Rodgers is willing to wait for Valdes to prove his fitness (November).

Presumably we would then hang on to Ward until then before a much needed loan into the Football League. (Giving us the same 3 GK as last year)

But it seems like a gamble and I'd rather sign Romero now.

Through the Storm Through the Storm

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Please let this rumour be nothing but nonsense. It would perhaps be the worst move I can remember!

gareth242000

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Yeah I don't see what the difference would be between keeping Reina and signing Valdes, would seem to present much the same issues as we had with Reina

DP

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Victor Valdes is a top top keeper, you don't be No1 keeper for Barca for the past 8 years. He is 33, but keepers are a their prime around this age. Yes he has an injury, but so did Falcao and others. He will be back fit, his kicking and passing is better than Migs, his awareness on crosses is better, he doesn't flap as much as Migs or Reina.

He will provide competition and will be much more confident in the Champions league matches, which Migs has no eperience of. In Brendan we trust!

rizlabenitez

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Valdez is nowhere near a top keeper, he's got no presence, doesn't command his area, has awful handling and gets beaten too easily. Hope we avoid like the plague. As for being Barca's keeper for so long, look at it like this, that Barca team were so good that Taibi could have played for them and looked good, Valdez got found out as Barca hit the decline.

Mr Dennis

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01 Sep 2014 13:23:12
Edd002, can I ask a question my good friend ;). Falcoa( fantastic striker) will sign for united. Obviously without figures, would falcoa had he joined Chelsea or Liverpool just aa examples signed on the same terms? a lot of journos previously stated falcoa was way too expensive( large loan fee and wages) does that apply to the United move?

Big Al

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Falcao was offered to four English sides after it became clear his preferred move to Real Madrid would not be possible. In summary:

Last Wednesday in Monaco the club put a price on Falcao for a sale - with the expectation that Real Madrid (where he wishes to move to) would pay it. Real Madrid were concerned that at his age the asking price was far too high as were the wages. There were also discussions with Juventus and with Valencia. There have been approaches made to four English clubs - Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City. The situation as I understand it this morning is that:
- Chelsea saw him as way too expensive a package and went for Remy as their first choice (Destro) was not possible.
- Arsenal considered his age, his price, the possibility of a loan price and his wages and whilst they would like the player, seem to be trying to tie up the permanent transfer of another player instead.
- Manchester City were not interested in buying him at the offered price but would have consider a loan to buy - but there have a major concern over his knee and they want a clause which will drastically reduce his wages and the loan fee should it turn out to be a problem.
- Manchester United were interested but again the price and wages are an issue. On Wednesday Manchester United used a third party in discussions and I understand that third party was again involved last night in trying to broker a deal that might be acceptable. I suggested earlier that if the club want a deal done today then they will likely need to concede most of the financial negotiations - and that is what they have likely done. Subject to a medical I would expect this to go through.

The real killer here is the wages and the ad ons and the payment to certain agents, leeches, representatives and super agents - and a commitment to buy in the future (there will be a get out clause). I cannot see that Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus or Liverpool would get involved with him at that level financially.}

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01 Sep 2014 13:59:13
Ed what a answer f##k me that's impressive stuff!!

Jay dub red Jay dub red

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Luke whos this player Arsenal are looking at on a permanent deal?

toddythered toddythered

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Bacca but it is unlikely to happen as Sevilla say it is too late to replace him.}

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01 Sep 2014 14:07:17
Cheers for the info Ed

Do you know whether the transfer to Utd would be a loan, permanent or loand with an option/obligation to buy?

Appreciate all the hard work, bet you can't wait for the window to shut

quackers94

Ed02{Ed002's Note - It will be a loan with a commitment to buy subject to x, y and z.}

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Great answer to Big Al's question. Thanks ed2.

Cactus

Cactus Jack

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Thanks for the detailed response ed, nice to be reminded that you're actually in the know and not just guessing.

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Hi Ed, great information there. Falcao is world class but Monaco seems to be desperately pushing him to every big clubs, and Manchester United seems to be desperate enough to take him on loan with a mandatory buy-in deal.

Is Monaco pushing this deal through because of financial or medical reasons?

kwkhong kwkhong

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Neither, he wants out and his agent is facilitating it. Nothing more.}

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Have to admit i'd have serious reservations on a striker after that kind of injury and the doubts on his age.

Mr Dennis

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Edd002 thanks for your time and info on that reply mate

Big Al

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01 Sep 2014 19:01:06
Ed002 us mere mortals are not worthy of your knowledge.
Fantastic detailed explanation that gives us an insight to the workings of a transfer.
Thank you and good luck the rest of the window.

Slaphead

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}

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01 Sep 2014 11:00:22
Assaidi to stoke on today, will be a 1 year loan

Cole25

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Why is Assaidi being greedy he isn't even getting £70kpw at Liverpool yet he won't join stoke on a permanent deal.

Haych Haych

Ed02{Ed002's Note - It is critical the club shifts some out today, Coates is all but done I understand, but these loans means the headache shifts to next year as these are players the club wishes to sell not loan.}

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31 Aug 2014 22:46:36
Eds, if a keeper is the outstanding signing what about Cech, is he gone from Chelsea or is he an option.
Lots on here stating that in the end the player makes the decision not the club so why not make him a offer and see what happens

Mcgoveb Mcgoveb

Ed02{Ed002's Note - That would be tapping up of course. Liverpool would need to speak with Chelsea, not Petr Cech.}

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31 Aug 2014 22:06:32
Ed, do you see these as the likely destination, if any for the following players.
Borini-Inter
Lucas-Napoli
Coates- Sunderland

Have you heard anything recent on Assaidi or Suso.

Also is there a relatively good chance that Romero will arrive at Liverpool tomorrow.

Thanks in advance
Ollivander

ollivander ollivander

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Liverpool will be looking to move players out today - sales are just possible, loans more likely, released from contract is possible as well. The whole Assaidi situation has dragged on and his wage demands fouled up a move to Stoke after Liverpool dropped the asking price. Borini and Coates could both end up at Sunderland - and potentially both on loan. Coates turned down a move to Italy whilst that is what Borini wants. If Lucas were to go today, Turkey might be the best option. Suso should have gotten his wish to join Porto. Certainly I would expect news of players moving on today.}

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01 Sep 2014 08:34:24
Thanks ed for your reply
Ollivander

ollivander ollivander

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Eds, I'm sure I heard somewhere that Sunderland wouldn't get both Borini and Coates on loan as you're not allowed to loan 2 players from the same club? Is this correct?

GouldyTrueRed

Ed02{Ed002's Note - There are exceptions that can be made. If one is a loan with an agreement to buy at the end.}

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Arh ok, thanks for the response :-)

GouldyTrueRed

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31 Aug 2014 22:12:09
BR says there may be one more player to sign in this window. I expect this is Romero yeah?

DaRedMan

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31 Aug 2014 23:21:21
Almost certainly, can't think of another player we need with Lallana coming back things are looking good.

FORNAX

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Or Victor Valdes?

ANFIELDPETE

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Poor goalkeeper and no improvement to Jones so why bother

Mcgoveb Mcgoveb

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Agree with above Romero is rubbish, I did see they are looking at Valdes on a free. Also, I suspect we need another central midfielder. Particularly, if Lucas is moved on.

sean88red

Ed02{Ed002's Note - It is interesting to see a Liverpool fan yet again putting down a player the club are interested in and then mentioning a player who has absolutely zero chance of passing a medical.}

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I'm taking a shot every time Valdes' name was mentioned here (unnecessarily) on deadline day, well, *glugglug* hick. I think I need a lie down

Amerigo

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31 Aug 2014 19:32:54
Hi eds, sorry if this has already been answered but do you believe we will sing Romero before the deadline? I'm not sure we need him but just curious as to whether to keep an eye out for a signing while I'm bored at work!

Adrianp74

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I would keep an eye out.}

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"Romero. .
Whoa-o
Romero. .
Whoa-o"

There, sung. . Job done.

AggerDo

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That's tea coming out of your nose funny. Had to put my cup down and everything :)

Sent to Coventry

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31 Aug 2014 11:49:45
Eds any truth in us trying to sign victor valdes?

kiela4

Ed02{Ed002's Note - To sign Valdes at this time would truly transcend the heights of stupidity.}

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31 Aug 2014 11:07:31
Are we really looking at Valdes and if yes how bad is his injury?

Mcgoveb Mcgoveb

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I can't imagine for one minute that Liverpool are showing an interest in Valdes at this time. He will be out for months.}

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31 Aug 2014 05:06:50
Ed002, sorry if this question has already been asked.

With a lot of talk about the debt incurred by Liverpool's 'spending spree' this summer, and the subsequent effect on meeting FFP regulations with the added wages, cost of the player etc., how does a club like Real Madrid manage to avoid breaking the FFP rules?

Is it purely down to TV revenue and big sponsorship deals?

mk

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Real Madrid has a wage -related issue in respect of FFP this season as well.}

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Thanks ed

mk

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31 Aug 2014 05:06:27
ssn reporting that Liverpool have agreed a fee for Sergio Romero and they are discussing personal terms with his agent. Both parties are keen on the move but Romero wage demands are seemingly the only problem at the moment.

Good international class keeper that will allow good competition for Mignolet but just feel Liverpool are going for a cheap option rather than a goalkeeper that could give Mignolet real competition and take his place?

Maybe that's not what we need, who am I to say anyway.

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Yeah, I don't think he was needed tbh, we should just wait until jan or next summer and get a better keeper straight away

Kaizer

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I completely agree with you Blinkey, Romero is an amazing shot stopper like Mignolet but is as poor as Mig with the ball at his feet.

RED INDIAN RED INDIAN

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01 Sep 2014 00:00:44
So let's say for instance, Mignolet doesn't something daft and gets himself sent off. Can we rely on Brad Jones against, say, Madrid in the Champions league?

i think he's a canny backup, with plenty of experience, and still relatively young in goalkeeping terms.

dimspace

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30 Aug 2014 14:49:12
Hi, Eds. what's happening with suso? will he be leaving? and do you think there'll be more additions to the squad?

Ratan.

Ratan

Ed01{Ed001's Note - should be, yes, I mean the club are trying to move him out by that. I don't expect anything other than a goalie if possible.}

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Ed 1 What makes you think he will be moved out. Are you talking loan or permanently? I think we should keep him in the squad. He looked sharp in preseason.

Regards

Cactus Jack

Ed01{Ed001's Note - because we have been trying to offload him all summer.}

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Have to say ed, I'm dissapointed in you! there was absolutely no need to have a pic of Harry as your avatar. shocking!

Griff3003 Griff3003

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Ed001, why do you have a picture of Luke Shaw as your avatar?

DP

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Yes but he is a top potential talent. You seem to imply its good riddance on Liverpool's part? Tell me, how do you rate him, is it just me that think that may be a mistake?

Respect

Cactus

Cactus Jack

Ed01{Ed001's Note - I never implied anything of the sort, I am gutted Suso is being sold, I really like him, nice lad and I think it is a mistake to sell such a talented player.}

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Konoplyanka not coming then?

RedKev RedKev

Ed01{Ed001's Note - unlikely.}

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30 Aug 2014 08:12:25
Are the Daniel Agger to Brondby for £3m rumours true?

decodeko

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

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Nice gesture from Liverpool. He is worth a lot more but I presume that is the most Brondby could possibly pay, and it is the only club he wants to join.

Great servant and deserves to be treated with such respect. Could easily have found another club who would pay him more.

decodeko

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Nobody has made any offers of a "lot more" for him.}

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Can't you just let me believe this is a gesture of respect to a long-serving player, rather than taking the only offer on the table to get him off our payroll?!

decodeko

Ed02{Ed002's Note - If you don't want the truth then yes.}

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Thanks Ed

decodeko

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Surprising that no one has bid even a cheeky £5m for him, even if he only plays half the games, he is quality when he actually plays. Perhaps therein lies the problem, he wants a stable contract and clubs will be scared off by his fitness issues and want to pay per game. does anyone in the world actually have a pay per game contract? Or at least a contract heavily based on actual appearances?

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Maybe no the bids came in because he made it clear through his agent, that he wouldn't join any English team or European team that could challenge Liverpool, and maybe he just wanted to go back home.
Maybe that's why no "big" teams bid for him.

PC72

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Yeah, right.}

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What a sad sad day. How Lovren is worth 20m and Agger only 3m baffles me.

Fowler

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At least it gets £100,000 a week of the wage bill. He hasn't been good for about 3 years or so. Good deal imo.

Ynwa

Two Dogs Fighten

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Sad to see him go, top bloke but wish him all the best in the future.

Mr Dennis

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"The opportunity arose for me to return home to Brondby and at this stage of my career it felt like the right decision for me.

"I wouldn't leave here to go anywhere else and that has been proven by my actions in recent seasons - I have turned down many offers to move to other Premier League and European clubs."

Guess that clears it up, although he hasn't mentioned any other teams making offers in THIS window and this would go with Ed's statement, it's still strange that no one has tried though.

Good luck to the lad, what a great servant he was.

emanuel

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Goodbye and good luck Daniel, thanks for the memories.
Classy till the end.
YNWA

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Daniel, class right to the end of his Liverpool career. Could have gone to many many clubs, and got very good wages, but chose to return home, on a fraction of the wage.

And utter class shown by Liverpool in granting his wish.

Sad to see him go, but pleased to see him go in such a way that will forever keep him in the hearts of Liverpool fans, and forever keep the club in his heart.

dimspace

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29 Aug 2014 13:58:28
Are we still looking to move Borini on Eds or is there a chance he may still be with us this season?

Dezmondo

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Liverpool want Borini to leave.}

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Is that with or without a kick in the balls? because if it's with, we should charge more for the extras.

Cactus Jack

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Definite kick in the balls

EmreCanDo

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The lad isn't good enough full stop, he needs to grow a pair of balls and realise he's not good enough.

num23

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Ed does he really think he's going to get a look in at Anfield or is it because he's going to get less pay at Sunderland

Philistine

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Liverpool (Rodgers) bought him and he feels he wants a chance.}

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Eds002 if borini were to move on would the club be looking to replace him so late in the window

Redsimmo

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I wouldn't think so.}

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Tbh Ed he hasn't really been given that chance by Rodgers. Sham really as IMO he could of done a decent job. If Coates go's to Sunderland on loan then does that mean they will have to buy Borini out right and not loan him?

Dezmondo

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Sunderland?}

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I like him but don't think he would be given enough of a chance to prove his worth. I think he is a good player but in my opinion will never be a prolific goal scoring striker. Better to get rid now whilst he is worth more and also we would save on his wages. Just makes good business sense.

Redwin

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Of course he was given a chance the problem is he never even looked like scoring.

num23

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Seems like a trier but runs around a bit too clueless for my liking

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29 Aug 2014 08:09:39
Hi eds.
Any chance of a move for Alex Song, either on a permanent or loan?
And do you expect Lucas to leave before the end of the window?
Cheers.

BigRonSaleh BigRonSaleh

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I suspect Lucas is about to be kicked in the balls and discarded by Brendan. Alex Song makes no real sense to me but I understand folks in Spain think BR is impressed by anyone who has played for the "bigger" Spanish teams.}

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Have to agree eds. I personally think if Lucas goes we should settle on what we have. I really think Can will be excellent and want to see him primarily take defensive midfield slot as for the games I have seen him in he looked really solid and an intelligent player. which I think is what we need.
Not someone who is going to play the killer pass or take silly chances and I do see Can as that player

gareth242000

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29 Aug 2014 14:38:28
How many have Mourinho given a kick in the balls in his entire coaching career?

Abaka

Ed02{Ed002's Note - What has this got to do with Chelsea? Do you realise how much people cringe with embarrassment with every one of your posts? Your last ten posts have been about: Chelsea, Arsenal, Arsenal, Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea, Me, Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea and your prediction for the coming season in the EPL which was:
1. Arsenal
2. Man Utd
3. Man City
4. Chelsea/Liverpool depending on arrivals.

I assume you are on the wrong page trying to make the Liverpool supporters a laughing stock - and it is working.}

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Wow nothing like been told some home truths that's why truth hurts abaka

giblet

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29 Aug 2014 21:44:37
song is a quality player

lukeYNWA

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Hope you haven't got too much money on that top 4 Abaka

RedJoel

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, Ed just wrecked that guy, love it.

_Tom

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That is what you call giving someone what for and ed is right it's got the square root of eff all to do with Chelsea.

Mr Dennis

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He just signed for West Ham

Mcgoveb Mcgoveb

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30 Aug 2014 15:38:46
Silly Abaka, don't mess with Ed002! Bloody, silly door opening attachment!

Sent to Coventry

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30 Aug 2014 15:41:41
Ed002 I once played for a big spanish side was on the beach was about 32players a side quite a big dpanish side i'd say any chance he might be after me i'm a bit nervous don't fancy a kick in the crown jewels whilst been brendaned but a tasty signing on bonus may hel ease the pain of a nut kicking

giblet

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30 Aug 2014 15:46:36
Ed002, it could appear that you have a dislike for Brendan, are stirring the pot or perhaps just being a tad petty which clearly irks some on here with the use of phrases like 'Brendaned' and 'foot in mouth' etc. Perhaps it's because they've never seen what you've said about any other teams managers and therefore they have no perspective?

Raoul

Ed02{Ed002's Note - No, I have explained before I rather like the guy. My views about foot in the mouth etc. are based on empirical evidence of him repeatedly fouling stuff up. If the truth hurts best ignore it.}

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30 Aug 2014 15:53:48
Ed002, can I a sky you what is your problem with BR please?.

msj

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Why would I have a problem with him - I like him as I have kept saying. He has clearly screwed up a lot of transfers as you all know - so why ask stupid questions.}

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28 Aug 2014 14:27:34
Eds any idea if Ibe is going out on loan? . I tried the serch function and can't see anything recent. (im sat next to a Derby fan who thinks they are in the hunt for him)

Jcw_XS

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I believe the plan is for a loan to Derby. He will not get a chance at Liverpool and it will be the best thing for him. In the longer term it will give the club the opportunity to watch him playing at a good level and then decide what they want to do with him next season (bring him in to the squad, loan him or Brendaned.}

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Ed - what is "Brendaned"?

TWGH

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Try Twitter - #WonderDogSparky}

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28 Aug 2014 19:01:19
Ed002? is your term "brendaned" from the urban dictionary meaning, over indulged. If not would love to know your definition.

Thanks for all the hard work.

RedalLover RedalLover

Ed02{Ed002's Note - A recent episode of #WonderDogSparky explains it well enough.}

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Eds great site and read everyday. What's with the little niggles at Brendan ie "kid in a candy store" " brendaned"
I personally think he has done a great job and no one is perfect. Do you not agree?

Bingle

Ed02{Ed002's Note - IN terms of purchases neither I nor the club would agree. The club created the transfer committee to help him out.}

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I am sure Eds002 and 001 could add to this but perhaps you should consider this definition:

To Brendan (verb) - to leave a player in a position where they don’t know what their role or future is at the club by any number of means including, but not limited to:
a) neither selecting players, nor allowing them to leave
b) loaning, but not caring how players actually perform on loan or how to integrate them upon their return
c) not offering the majority of young players a route to develop

It may be brought about buy buying too many players for similar positions, but failing to operate a happy rotation policy.

ProfG

Ed02{Ed002's Note - You missed the kick in the balls.}

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So if the club created a transfer commitee why the "kid in the candy store". anyways I feel some people can be over critical and BR is still learning his trade, great last season with some mistakes but if you learn from it, it isn't a problem I believe. I also feel that if BR feels they will fit in the team then he will play them. However People are able to have their own opinion and we could still be stuck with Woy and then no one would be happy :-)

Bingle

Ed02{Ed002's Note - You can try and protect Rodgers all you want but come across as one ignorant mf because you want to make fun of a speech impediment someone may have. Personification of true fucking ignorance. This is why folks have a problem with brain dead rubbish like you - spewing hate and ignorance.}

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29 Aug 2014 10:48:24
{Ed002's Note - You missed the kick in the balls.}. .

And also "Rodgered"

Cactus Jack

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You mean wodgered! Lol

kiela4

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ED2 - Chill out dude. . . You seem to have it in for BR. Let me educate you - he has revolutionised our style of play with a fast fluent attacking philosophy. Roy was outdated in his role at Anfield and even KIng Kenny wanted Andy Carroll to lump it directly up front. BR may have made a few errors but we are going forward with a true philosophy and its not down to the transfer committee! - I suggest a weekend chill out in New Brighton for you . .

exiledscouser

Ed02{Ed002's Note - You seem to misunderstand. I have nothing against him and I have previously explained that I like the guy. Is transfer dealings have failed in 87.5% of the cases. The transfer committee is there to help him. The club is in significant debt, largely because of him. The club is in breach of the FFP regulations again, largely because of him. The younger players that everyone was so excited about are leaving - largely because of him. Understand that if he screws up yet again, he will have to go. Why is the truth hard to take? Given that many Liverpool supporters do nothing but trash past, present and potential future players, why do you feel so protective of the man who has the club in this state?}

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That is nonsense, sorry.

Non of Brendan's buys have been sold yet so there are no facts to support him making losses for the club. Quite a sensational analysis.
We probably have the fifth biggest squad in terms of squad transfer value, and he took us to second and champs league. If anything he is bringing revenue to the club not debt.
The first likely Brendan signings to be sold are Assaidi and Borini and they look like there will be returns on those investment. Aspas is next, and after his loan with Sevilla will probably get a return. Alberto is a risk and Illori is more than a 2 year investment.
I am not suggesting that Aspas, Assaidi, Borini were good decisions but the club are not going to spiral into debt and Brendan will not lose his job over them.
Also, 19-21 year olds from reserves are not going to walk into team generally which is why they ae being loaned out (Wisdom has a very successfull loan for eg). The youngsters Liveroool are excited about are not leaving.

husnihusni

Ed02{Ed002's Note - They have not been able to sell them:

Fabio Borini – club want him sold
Joe Allen – squad player
Oussama Assaidi – club want him sold
Nuri Sahin – loan that never worked out
Samed Yesil – left on loan
Daniel Sturridge – good buy, good price, great return on investment – let’s hope he can work with Balotelli.
Philippe Coutinho – still on the fringe a little but a good buy, good price – will he have a regular place with the new players coming in?
João Carlos Teixeira – high expectations, out on loan – will he ever get a chance
Luis Alberto - left on loan
Iago Aspas - left on loan
Simon Mignolet – played all of last season and team got second place
Kolo Touré – club were willing to let him move on but personal terms could not be agreed
Aly Cissokho – loan that never worked out
Mamadou Sakho – club may well have replaced him with a player they could have bought last year for less than half of what was paid for Kirikou
Tiago Ilori - left on loan
Victor Moses – loan that never worked out

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Thanks for all the work that you do on here eds. First time poster (since registering required) and I was just thinking about something that seems to be underlying this discussion: how often do academy players make it as a regular into the first team?

We have a ton of exciting prospects, and I have been a bit disheartened that they aren't given a chance. However, I was curious if I was expecting too much from the youth after seeing how successful Sterling has been on that track. Is there any stats on "success" rates for youth players at their clubs?

Thanks again!

snugglepool

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of stats but they will be out there somewhere.}

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Of those players the only real "busts" are Aspas, Borini and Alberto. The rest are either low cost buys that were likely the best we could get in the market at that time, youngsters who didn't quite cut it or TBC.

The Sahko signing is the one that I don't get? He was a lot of ££ and I am not really sure what his role is? Is he meant to be the ball playing CB if so I have not seen it as he looks like he is going to fall over every time he gets the ball OR is he meant to be another enforcer type, again I have not seen that?

As for Allen I think he is very underrated - never going to be top class but the type of squad player a top 4 team needs.

TWGH

Ed02{Ed002's Note - You are kidding - low cost: Borini, Sahin, Allen, Toure?}

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Whats your point then? You're rambling.

deldel

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29 Aug 2014 16:14:03
I understand Ed002 having a go at Brendan. And fair enough, some of it has been humorous. But why would 'Liverpool fans' actually join in this given both the average age of our team and our the job he has done with Sterling, Flanagan etc. He has shown commitment to developing the academy and having the standouts around the first team.

Give him a chance to actually screw up before you start the onslaught maybe?

Fitz_Jamaica Fitz_Jamaica

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I said Borini is a bust. Toure and Sahin were free transfers were they not? So only wages?

I think the money we paid for Allen was not too bad?

TWGH

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I like the way you said 'etc' after Sterling and Flanagan as there really isn't another Academy player one could point to and say they actually got a chance under BR.

RDL

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We paid ~£4M to loan Sahin from Real and then had to pay a penalty as I recall to send him back early.

I'm sure Toure had a nice signing on bonus, probably in the ~£1M-£2M range at least. Plus wages.

RDL

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28 Aug 2014 13:00:06
Hi Eds,

Is there any truth to the Balanta rumours? Seems like a real prospect, but with Agger and Sakho as left sided CBs and decent cover at LB too with Moreno coming in he'd be down the pecking order.

Cheers

pedrok

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I don't know what the rumours are but Sampdoria, Galatasaray and Roma have shown an interest in Balanta - although Roma have since moved for Manolas. He has third party ownership and would be unlikely to get a work permit, so I would not think a move to Liverpool likely at this time.}

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28 Aug 2014 01:41:22
hi eds have we ever looked at signing diame from west ham, I think he would be better than song

mickey b mickey b

Ed01{Ed001's Note - yes, when Dalglish was in charge we tried to sign him.}

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28 Aug 2014 13:33:50
What happened why didn't he join? Did he choose to join west ham over us?

Redlock

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Didnt he not join because king kenny was removed as manager I think I read something about around that time if it was true

giblet

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Always rated him. Think we should always go for prem proven players, Everton have built a Side on it and aren't too shabby. No need to spend 20 mill on a bit part player. 6 mill on Diame on the basis he is squad player n if he does well he gets more games . Simples

daniellambretta74

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27 Aug 2014 12:30:00
Eds, have Liverpool shown any interest in Bernd Leno of Leverkusen, thanks.

APLFC2

Ed01{Ed001's Note - we did last summer, but never moved for him. Not heard him mentioned this summer.}

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27 Aug 2014 19:59:36
Ed001

Are you aware of interest in any other GKs from us (apart from Romero)? Would love us to get Begovic

Cheers

quackers94

Ed01{Ed001's Note - we have tried for a few, I have mentioned those I knew of at the time, it seems Romero is the chosen option now though.}

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Why would a starting goalkeeper in the CL or a top Premiership Goalkeeper like Begovic join us and sit on the bench? Romero might be an option similar to that Brazilian joke we signed a few years ago who played maybe two games

sean88red

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I don't think the general idea is that Begovic would be the one on the bench.

RDL

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I would agree with that, although it would make you question why he signed Mignolet in the first place. I do believe Reina was on a downward curve in terms of performance but from a playing style, trying to play out from the back, there is no better keeper than Reina in terms of distribution so I though he would have suited our current way of playing perfectly.

sean88red

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27 Aug 2014 06:40:45
Hey eds, wondering if you can shed a bit of light on ukrainian league and players, is the season cancelled? What about shaktars CL spot? Have all the players come back? Any refusing to report? Are we still looking at kono loan with balotelli signing? Seem to remember shaktar had some good brazilians, any of them available for loans or signings that we could swoop in for because of the crisis? Yarmo? Or any players you rate there.

mflis

Ed02{Ed002's Note - The headlines are: (a) The big issue: UEFA (probably not in line with their own rules) are not recognising Simferopol nor Sevastopol as Russian league clubs. (b) The league is already underway with the likes Konoplyanka, Yarmolenko and the other high profile players contributing. (c) It is fair to say that Shakhtar have four players who are being offered to other clubs and may well move on in the coming days (Luiz Adriano, Bernard, Fernando and Douglas Costa).}

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27 Aug 2014 16:24:49
At the start of the summer I would have loved Bernard to come in, having signed the players we have I wouldn't move for him. Shame really.

Anfield Andy Anfield Andy

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Bernard is available on loan and certainly Arsenal and Spurs have been approached as well as some Italian sides.}

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Is d costa of interest to anyone in the premiership

gmil

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Arsenal showed an interest but the cost is very high indeed.}

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27 Aug 2014 00:49:32
Rumours around we're still after Xherdan Shakiri and have asked Bayern about a move. Any chance? Maybe loan?

Death By Kop Death By Kop

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Bayern have been talking to Monaco and will talk with Atletico (tomorrow I understand) - with Fiorentina and Juventus also showing some interest. That is all I am aware of.}

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Shame has abit of champions league experience would have helped.

Death By Kop Death By Kop

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We have enough forward, really.

Kaizer

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26 Aug 2014 23:20:22
Ed it's says in tomorrow's star utd 20 million shock move for joe Allen, are the journalists just getting desperate now

Dublin_red96 Dublin_red96

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea. Sorry.}

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27 Aug 2014 14:53:38
I am ready to fly over from Oz to drive Joe Allan personally to the old toilet. This is the best news I have heard for a long time.

alibabainoz

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27 Aug 2014 20:07:24
Alibabainoz, if that's the case, I'd gladly meet you at the airport and put you on the first plane back!

Joe Allen is a solid dependable player. Remember when Manchester United dominated the league in the 90s? They had Keane and Scholes in midfield. They also had good squad players like Nicky Butt, Phil Neville etc. Perhaps not top quality, but good enough and happy to play their part. Why not see Joe Allen as a squad player who won't let you down and can do a job? You can't have a squad of 20 world beaters.

Raoul

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Alibaba
I think you've been having too many scooners or whatever you call them!
Joe Allen is a very important member if our squad who enables us to keep possession in tight situations
He always gives 100% and will improve with a continued run in the team
Stay where you are mate cause he's going nowhere!
By the way Dublin_red, why are you reading such nonsense!

ARROW ARROW

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26 Aug 2014 18:27:28
A couple of dodgy rumours in papers saying Borini to Milan.

SB FL SB FL

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Don't be surprised if Fiorentina show an interest - he has been offered to them as well.}

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26 Aug 2014 19:09:10
Shame really Ed. I thought he could of made it with us and progressed. Did you?

Dezmondo

Ed02{Ed002's Note - He would like the opportunity but is not being given the chance it seems.}

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Fiorentina. is that because Anderson ate one of the players. Did you see him tonight against MKDons, the boy has always had a problem with his weight. but what were they feeding him in Italy.

SB FL SB FL

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There's an even dodgier one about Man U being interested in Joe Allen going around.

Mr Dennis

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26 Aug 2014 15:26:51
Ed002/001, with Cech being available, and Liverpool seemingly being interested in a GK, is it even remotely possible that we may look to him to resolve that? I understand Romero is of interest & it's unlikely that we've ever shown an interest, but I'm just wondering if it's impossible.

Cheers,

YNWA

FORNAX

Ed02{Ed002's Note - The interest in Cech is from Real Madrid, Monaco and PSG. Not from Liverpool.}

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26 Aug 2014 11:50:21
Eds, Has any club shown any interest in Allen this window?
Considering if any better pedigree out there, I would swap either one for another quality Midfielder.
Both aren't adding anything to the team, I am afraid.

Boom Boom

Ed01{Ed001's Note - Swansea did.}

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26 Aug 2014 12:50:33
Ed01, Thanks mate, Now I need your view on this. Its been sometime Allen with us as much as Borini. Borini is moving out with a label not good enough. Y not Allen then? ( don't wanna force someone out)
But what's the actual reason for this.
TBH Borini had a much better spell than Allen over the past 2 years.
I hope you saw the last match, I must agree with some poster, We need an upgrade on both Lucas and Allen to challenge the title.

Medal is the one which we missed.

Would love your thought mate.

Boom Boom

Ed01{Ed001's Note - I don't see the problem with Allen at all, he is not what we need but he is not a bad player. There are others that are holding us back far more than he is.}

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26 Aug 2014 13:24:15
Thanks Ed01, You have a great week ahead, Hope we smash Spurs on Sunday to go right back where we belong.

Boom Boom

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Ed 1 if your about which players do you think are holding us back?!

bwettysollocks316

Ed01{Ed001's Note - Johnson, Skrtel and the use of Gerrard in every single game for every single minute.}

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I still see purpose in keeping Allen, but he won't be first choice, but the type of player that he is, is nothing like any other midfielder that we have. He will be useful in certain games. i'd rather let go of Lucas before Allen tbh, but midfield isn't really a position that were struggling with, its the defence and GK harry.

Kaizer

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I don't see the problem with Allen whatsoever. Johnson, Lucas and Gerrard to me are bigger concerns. Allen had a great end to the season when called upon, and has never let us down. Could just as easily be Allen receiving the, slightly over enthusiastic, adulation that Henderson is now enjoying

rollanfield

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I have to say that Allen is improving but he needs to be played in a position that suits. He is nowhere near physical enough to play deep .

I agree with ed that we need to prepare for life without Gerrard and to me Can is the one to come in to give Gerrard a break and to also provide competition.

kobi

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I'd say that Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Skrtel and Lucas need to be moved on.

We already have replacements for them in Manquillo, Moreno, Lovren, Sakho and Can who should be played together regularly in order to improve.

I don't think Gerrard is holding us back as such, but he doesn't provide adequate protection for our back 4. I still think he could provide something further forward like Yaya Touré does for City.

Red Rum

Red-Rum

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Harry
You have made it quite clear you don't rate Joe Allen.
He has a role to play in our squad and gives his all every game. He doesn't run 40 yard with the ball or dance through tackles but his ball retention and movement off the ball to always show and receive a pass is top drawer.
Admittedly he could improve in the final third and hopefully this will come. He is a young improving player and I thought he was one of our better performers last night.

ARROW ARROW

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Thought Allen was quality against City

RedJoel

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Gerrard is holding us back as he is playing for 90 minutes yet is incapable of performing for 90 minutes. He could barely jog towards the end of the City game and that lack of stamina and mobility will be exposed time and again. We play with 3 central midfielders, this seems to be a standard, with 1 of them being Gerrard. The problem for me is that Gerrard just isn't a natural defensive midfielder - sure he can ping long passes about - but his reading of the game, to occupy that defensive midfield role, is not good enough. As a result one of the other playing is required to cover Gerrard's positional and physical weaknesses: this means the midfielder covering Gerrard is unable to fulfil his own role - this, I suspect, is why Allen was somewhat underwhelming against City (though personally I thought he was fine). Gerrard's weakness is our midfield's weakness, it was exposed ruthlessly against Southampton (a game we were fortunate to win) and again, as the game wore on, against City. I would still say Skrtel and Johnson are by far the most detrimental to our team but make no mistake, Gerrard's inclusion and 90 minute spells are damaging the entire midfield. It is something Rodgers needs to address.

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26 Aug 2014 02:28:30
Hi ed, I read that we are look at Christian Toselli can you shed any light on this? Who is he?

Hutch

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Sorry I can't help - there is a South American GK Toselli but I can't see that he would be able to make the move.}

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26 Aug 2014 14:04:43
Are we still looking ship out Coates in exchange for Romero? If not, is there another keeper that we're targeting?

Just think we need someone who can command the box with more authority and actually catch the ball from set pieces. No doubt a keeper with such attributes would instill more confidence into our back four.

m1lz

Ed02{Ed002's Note - An exchange was suggested but there has been nothing recently mentioned.}

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25 Aug 2014 22:16:05
Lovren will turn.out to be.top class but he needs to have confidence. Skrtl gives noone.confidence and mignolet we know Rodgers doesn't rate that.highly.
Edd002 Cech would be an.outstanding GK for us but I think our spendings.done, can I ask whether cech will be at Chelsea this season?

Big Al

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Cech will likely leave this week for Monaco or Real Madrid - or just possibly PSG.}

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Rodgers doesn't rate Mignolet? Rubbish he signed him for 9mil and got rid of Reina because he does rate him. I personally think he's OK not great.

sean88red

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Do you seriously think that Skrtel gives no confidence, christ he has been our most consistent centre back since he cam eback into the side last season. Last night the defensive errors were Moreno's and Lovren's full stop.

PSG

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Sean I seem to remember Reina was sold because of him wanting the move to Barca, and Rodgers weren't going to take a chance on him staying.

Kaizer

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Would love to somehow see Cech coming to Anfield instead. He's a brilliant keeper.

RDL

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What? He was our best defender last night, you can't blame him for Lovrens shocker. He was way out of position not Skrtl.

rikdangerous

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I fully agree with Jamie. Lovren needs to work on his positioning as same as Skrtel. I think the your comment is a bit harsh on Skrtel

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25 Aug 2014 22:06:16
Disappointing tonight, I think that the 1st 11 will look very different in a few weeks, I would like to see Sakho play with Lovren in defence.

I feel sorry for Moreno, he had a tough 1st match, full respect for battling through a painful looking twist of his ankle.

Looks like Manquilo will get a few more games now that everyone’s favourite right back seems to be injured… I think that Mignolet needs serious competition.

I am hoping we start playing 2 up top, just the one against a back four like that was tough to watch… Rickie and Markovich caused problems…

SB FL SB FL

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Sakho and Lovern is less than likely as a way forward.}

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I'm not one to panic, but if we had not have landed Balotelli, I would be very concerned with our first eleven. We really needed an additional presence up top today and Lambert coming on changed the game. For all of Sterling's penetration, he wasn't going to get through without someone opening the way for him, and likewise for Coutinho.

Can't wait to see Lallana make his debut as well. He should open up the midfield. Lallana, Henderson, Gerrard with Sterling, Sturridge, Balotelli. Lots of goals in that team.

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If we persist with 'norma'l being Skrtel + Lovren, then some questions need to be seriously asked about our bizarre transfer policy. Lovren cost near enough to Soton about what Ilori cost us last summer. And that much money for Sakho and not playing him? That's what, something like the better part of 40M lost versus just buying Lovren last summer?

It really does boggle the mind.

RDL

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25 Aug 2014 22:26:16
How do you mean Ed? Is that not our first choice?

Dezmondo

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I expect Skrtel and Lovren will be the number one choice.}

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Forgive my ignorance Ed but why exactly is Lovren/Sakho not likely to be given a go?

Seano

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I expect Skrtel and Lovren will be first choice with Toure and Sakho providing respective cover.}

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Can you explain why the combination of lovren and sakho is unlikely? I'm fine with that. I would much rather prefer sakho skrtel. The lovren transfer never made any sense.

lfcohio

Ed02{Ed002's Note - The two left sided players are Lovren and Sakho. The two right sided players are Skrtel and Toure. Generally the combinations will come from those.}

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Ed, I was wondering if the lovren sakho partnership just your opinion or something you have heard. Ed 01 seemed to think they would be the partnership and I personally love sakho as a CB.

jraz624

Ed02{Ed002's Note - See above.}

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26 Aug 2014 05:44:15
Ed002 do u not believe they can play together?

mike g

Ed02{Ed002's Note - CBs are normally versatile enough to play in both positions as required - but I doubt that is the expectation. Kirikou will be of the same opinion (see #WonderDogSparky on Twitter).}

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Sahko has to start eventually! You don't spend 17mil on a centre back to have him play back up!

sean88red

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Then you will have Lovren as back up.}

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I think at some point we have to acknowledge that there could be an issue with the way we work on defence in training. It's not just the defenders at fault, through balls shouldn't be allowed to come straight from defenders to attackers like they were last night, our midfield needs to pitch in too but our defensive shape was awful last night, 2 or 3 players running to the same player at once and exposing huge gaps in the back line isn't acceptable. We need to work on defending as a team as well as attacking as a team or we're in for conceding another 50 goals this season, it's not good enough.

NbRed NbRed

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Lovren is right footed but can use his left well! there is no reason why lovren and sakho can't play together!. lovren plays left and right centre back

starks1080

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Nobody has suggested they cannot play together. You seem to be a very angry young fellow.}

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Angry? what on earth makes you think that? was just stating a fact.

starks1080

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I think give it a few weeks Lovern and Sakho will be first choice with Moreno and Flanagan at fullback. I also think that Lallana will gradually replace Gerrard as the focal point of the team as the season goes on. Just remember people, everyone is entitled to an opinion. I'm sure the Eds will be the first to admit that their opinion is no more valid that any other well informed supporter.

The Red One

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It beats Skrtel and Lovren. No matter how good Lovren is Skrtel won't change his ways.

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25 Aug 2014 19:30:44
Hi ed 2,
do you now think we've finally finished our buying this summer? I posted earlier in the summer about lavezzi but we moved on from that and iv not heard anything concrete linking us to other new signings and I think our squad as a whole has a strong look to it now, great starting XI (particularly once Moreno, Manquillo and Markovic adapt to the prem) with a very strong bench. Also I know you hate talking finances but i'm also worried about our FFP status if we were to spend much more as £116 mil is a huge sum to spend on transfer fees considering all the other fees that need to be added to this before you get our actual expenditure.
COME ON YOU REDS TONIGHT

rp96

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I am not so sure right now. The key in coming days will be clearing the decks with the players who can be sold - then it will be clearing the decks and loaning out a few. This will certainly happen. It seems to have gone a little quiet regarding Romero - perhaps Coates did not want the move in the other direction. Perhaps Romero was concerned he would be stuck on the bench. Liverpool has a very good young keeper I am told - the lad from Swansea I think. I don't recall his name but he won't have done anything wrong that he deserves to be "Brendaned". I don't see the need to rush to put pressure on Mignolet. If Lucas goes it means Can will get chances. I am told by a really well really well respected German ex-international that Can has the capability to become something really special and says he really is a versatile player. Markovich is a player that Chelsea could have taken for a lot less money but chose not to. They still think he is going to be really good in the future but they have no use for him now and it would mean a loan. Moreno is one I will need convincing about. Good player, not the brightest by all accounts, and really wants to play for Real Madrid. I hope he works out. Manquillo is very young and very inexperienced. If he does well he will likely return to Spain with Liverpool getting a nice payment. Lallana I see as the real winner - I suspect he is being looked at as the long term replacement for Gerrard. Perfect attitude, a leader and probably the shrewdest buy of the summer. I find it hard to see what else would be needed in the short-term. Buying for the sake of it makes no sense. The owners are out on a limb with this financially.}

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Please excuse my ignorance but is Can Injured? I have not seen the bench for tonight but just heard that we are going with Allen, SG and JH. I think Can needs games and could be a real gem, having said that Allen did extremely well against the Saints when he came on and we won the game so I am not complaining. Just really wanna see him in action, he seems a very confident player

Coolie

Ed02{Ed002's Note - His chances will come.}

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Thanks ed.

Redwin

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Cheers Ed, I can't wait

Coolie

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I have to say that the player I was with really enthused about him.}

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He just seems like he will be a perfect fit, I have not seen much of him to be honest but I just get the feeling the lad will be a big hit. If the player you were with rates him highly that is good news!

Coolie

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May I ask who this German is Ed?

BigRedF BigRedF

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Michael Ballack.}

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25 Aug 2014 20:57:32
Ed, must agree with you about Moreno. He has been superb going forward but has made a few mistakes defensively.
Rugged and dangerous challenge from behind on Zabaleta and then no anticipation of Jovetic storming in.
I have enjoyed his forward play though, fast and physical, just needs time to adjust to the league.

Anfield Andy Anfield Andy

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Cheers Ed.

BigRedF BigRedF

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Michael Ballack? Well praise from him can only be a good thing considering what a brilliant player he was.

dazred

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We've bought great individual players (I quite like all of them), but there seems to have been very little thought about how the puzzle pieces fit together as a unit and how they fit with the pieces we already had to make the overall best starting 11 on any given day.

The strategy seems to be lacking and while I don't know who to pin that on I have to say if I were FSG at this point I'm not sure how pleased I'd be to see Ilori on loan again, Aspas on loan, Borini sold/on loan/wanting out since he never plays, Allen hardly playing, Sakho on the bench and seemingly already replaced after one season, Alberto on loan, Assaidi apparently having fallen into a black hole, Markovic and Can as seemingly 'for the future' rather than for the now, and Lambert being used as an 80th minute sub to kick the ball long to. That's what, near enough 100M spent on the above? Brilliant.

RDL

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26 Aug 2014 02:48:08
So what if Chelsea could have had Markovic for a cheaper price? That's a bit random so should just go on the Chelsea page.

Alsky

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26 Aug 2014 05:44:30
Thanks Ed002, really interesting views and very much appreciated.

Mr Dennis

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Ed that's a great reply! Completely agree especially based on today's game! Moreno had a few lapses, the goal was probably a lack in communication, but the lunge on zabaleta for example. Markovic looked sharp when he came but if we play balo and sturridge up top, he will probably be behind coutinho, lallana and sterling for a spot.
Is the keeper danny ward?

Fencey Fencey

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26 Aug 2014 05:43:14
Without wishing to crawl too much.

I joked earlier in the summer when asking if Ed002 was available as an adviser to LFC. . But having read that response, and yesterdays comment on the lack of transfer / youth strategy, I cannot help thinking that Ed002 could help Brendan considerably?

ProfG

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When you say "out on a limb financially". Do you mean we must stay in the champions league?

GW85LFC

Ed02{Ed002's Note - The club is now carrying a lot of debt and will need to borrow very significant further funds to rework the stadium. It needs income from sponsorship, television and from competitions such as the Champions League. Naming rights will be on offer and I suspect that will not please many supporters. Failure to get a Champions League place next season will be a major failure.}

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27 Aug 2014 04:59:18
great insight Ed002. Cheers.

rikdangerous

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