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21 Jan 2019 22:38:16
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21 Jan 2019 20:17:50
People say mane can't finish an admittedly he should have 10 more goals this season, but the guy has almost a 1 in 2 record overall an he is a winger but the most important thing is his work rate an defensive work down the left with Robertson is so important, we are very lucky too have him!

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21 Jan 2019 16:27:24
Hi ed001

I remember us being constantly linked with Antoinne Griezmann during 2010-2012, did we have genuine interest?

Also what are your thoughts of him as a player?

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{Ed001's Note - we have had interest in him yes. He is a great player but an ego that puts Zlatan to shame and never shuts up in the media.}

21 Jan 2019 16:46:49
His staying at Madrid promo was the most awful thing any footballer has ever done. IMO.

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21 Jan 2019 17:19:54
Benny, choosing to remain a big fish in a small pond is better than becoming a smaller fish in a bigger pond, and many of these guys are smart enough to know it.

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21 Jan 2019 17:45:39
I don’t mean it like that aray mate. I just mean in pure self absorption.

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21 Jan 2019 18:04:13
There is no doubting Griezmann's quality. He would be a big fish in any pond in my opinion.

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21 Jan 2019 18:08:04
Thanks for the response Ed001. I was actually desperate for us to move for him in 2014 after we sold Suarez Athletico picked him up for a bargain.

Benny I will never get over that promo. A whole 30 minute documentary announcing your decision to stay and naming it 'La Decision'

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21 Jan 2019 18:09:46
Mosalah steak Gatsby. Only Kaapies will know u mean lol.

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21 Jan 2019 18:18:11
Ah okay Benny 👍.

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21 Jan 2019 18:33:05
Wouldn’t call athletico that small a pond anyway!

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21 Jan 2019 19:39:44
Hahaha Fsadullah let's explain to them. My user name is a play on Mo Salah and a famous Cape Town dish a 'masalah steak Gatsby ' my previous user name 'Oubaas van Zyl' was a character in a famous South African soapie names 7de laan (7th avenue)

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21 Jan 2019 20:01:23
He constantly just kept building up tension over the course of a few months, it was as though he was the orchestrator of a proverbial ‘drum roll’ and was lapping it up. I remember being so shocked when he announced that, i thought there was no possible way anybody would draw out an announcement like that unless it was something they were going to find very difficult to do. How wrong i was.

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21 Jan 2019 20:03:08
YIKES, Ed! An ego that puts Zlatan's to shame? I never thought I would see the day when I would ever see that.

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21 Jan 2019 20:24:56
He’s a talented footballer but a Poundland version of David Beckham wanting the fame, wouldn’t surprise me if he starting dating ginger spice.

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21 Jan 2019 16:07:06
A quick question to anyone who may have some information. Is the plan to promote Adam Lewis to the first team squad for next season? Keep him part of the under 23's squad (youth teams any age he qualifies for) he's 19 now basically a year younger than Trent. Trent had his chance because of injuries. But he's taken that chance and made the position his own. I'm not say Lewis could do the same. But if he is so highly thought of within the club why not let Moreno go and promote him? I haven't seen anywhere near enough of him to form my own judgement. I know Gerrard thought highly of him. Surely a young hungry player who wants to play for the team will be a better option than someone coming in knowing he'll only be cover basically coming in for a pay day. So if anyone can shed a little light on it I'd appreciate it.

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21 Jan 2019 18:07:21
The only difference is that Trent had Clyne to replace and Adam Lewis has Robbo. I would guess a loan to a club (maybe championship) where he can play first team regularly for a season at a high level may be handy vs being deputy for Robbo and getting very few opportunities.

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21 Jan 2019 18:24:47
He is very highly thought of and it isn’t a case of we aren’t keeping Moreno because he isn’t good enough. There could be a number of factors e. g no one wants Moreno or he doesn’t want to leave.

Trent went into the team because we had nothing else’s, we have Robertson so there’s no rush! He is regularly training with the 1st team.

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21 Jan 2019 22:27:59
Every young player needs a bit of luck in the first place to get there opportunity. It's then down to the player to take that opportunity. Robertson isn't super human (although his work rate says differently) every player is vulnerable to injury.

Klopp I believe thou would rather integrate any young players in to the squad slowly. All good managers know when the time is right to play them and also to take them out. It keeps them hungry for more and also keeps them grounded while progressing.

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21 Jan 2019 12:45:17
Bit of a hypothetical question but if a club was interested in signing Grujic this window would we be able to terminate his loan deal early?

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{Ed002's Note - I don;t know the terms of the contract as to whether it can be cancelled - but there is no plan to do so.}

21 Jan 2019 16:53:28

The whole Higuain deal had me thinking as he is currently on loan to Milan but has now agreed a move to Chelsea.

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{Ed002's Note - As I said it depends on the terms of the contract - but there are no plans to do anything with Grujic.}

21 Jan 2019 14:49:38
Watch out Ed's.
Club accounts forecasting is due out soon. with a potential £100mil nett profit showing. biggest nett profit of any club in the premier league era!
I know the Ed's hate getting asked about money and account etc. But this (when you look into the detail of it) is a bit of a red herring. costs have been moved into next year for the purchase of some players which is showing a high return. only reason for doing that is to kick the tax to be paid out down the line a bit, and/ or owners maybe looking to sell up soon so showing a big bottom line would help in the sale!

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{Ed002's Note - Sneaking ahead of Leicester, I would think there is a chance. Perhaps they can use some of it to pay off the debts. Or perhaps it has already been spent in the Summer?~

21 Jan 2019 16:44:38
Already wrapped up werner, fekir, coates and simao.

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21 Jan 2019 20:03:44
Isn't Simao retired?

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21 Jan 2019 19:49:29
I saw that article and it was spouting a lot of junk.

It mentioned all purchases spread over the contract but all incomings paid this tax year.

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21 Jan 2019 20:16:53
Oh Ed002, please tell me you are on a wind up and that 'The Firm' on Twitter haven't got the £43m purchase of Werner spot on. If they have I owe them a hell of an apology.

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{Ed002's Note - I think it was € not £.}

21 Jan 2019 22:25:21
Don’t get your point on ‘kicking the tax out’. If you push costs out into future years and show a higher profit you pay more tax now. Also I’m not even sure if player purchase costs are tax deductible. If they are capitalised and amortised over the life of the contract this typically isn’t tax deductable. There maybe capital allowances involved.

Prep for sale may make some sense but my guess is ffp compliance. With the accounts likely 9 months out of date when released soon its the current year accounts / mi that will matter to derive a price. But in saying that your typical (profit) multiplier to get a company value will largely be inapplicable in football as most lose money!

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21 Jan 2019 15:22:34
Just two days ago I read on here about how Jason McAteer was so desperate to get his dream move to LFC, back in the day. And now, today he is quoted as having said that Zaha could easily take over from Hazard at Chelsea!

My question is what does our nice enough "resident genius" have for breakfast every morning? And did he have the same when he was playing for us? I never played football professionally (or even beyond high school for that matter) but do these guys in front of TV cameras even pay attention or think about what they are saying? 😵.

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21 Jan 2019 14:46:47
Glen Johnson is hanging he boots up!

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21 Jan 2019 15:10:07
Didn't know he ever had them on.

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21 Jan 2019 15:23:28
Thought he had years ago tbf.

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21 Jan 2019 15:39:00
People forget how good he was when he first came. Definitely the best RB in the country for 2 years. Could score, cross and defend. Then seemed to lose all memory of how to kick a football, bizarre.

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{Ed001's Note - seriously? He was abysmal from the moment he started his career. It is an absolute joke he ever earnt a living (or should it be stole?) as a professional footballer. He strolled through every moment, never breaking sweat, never using even a tenth of his ability or giving a toss about anything other than in making excuses for being a dick off the pitch. His crossing was woeful, his defending was non-existent and his scoring was not even a thing to discuss. If he had been the only right back in the country, he still wouldn't have been the best.}

21 Jan 2019 15:47:12
Okay, Ed001. You've hidden your feelings really well, but I'm going to take a wild guess and say you don't think much of him as a footballer, LOL. 😂.

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{Ed001's Note - I still can't believe we spunked more on him than Shaqiri and Gomez put together. Awful player and a bell off the pitch. That toilet seat incident just summed up his level imo.}

21 Jan 2019 15:59:04
Don't hold back ed let it all out just think this is a councilling course. But I agree with all of the above he was as good as a defender as I'm a ballet dancer.

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21 Jan 2019 16:13:58
The only thing I will remember him for is scoring that wonder goal from a volley when he was at Portsmouth.

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21 Jan 2019 16:21:55
Still firmly believe he was one of the key factors in why we didn’t win the title in 13/ 14. Every single attack came down that right hand side, it was as though we were playing with 10 men a lot of the time.

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21 Jan 2019 16:24:28
I’ll just remember him for he injury’s more then anything else. Remind me again eds about the the toilet seat I can’t remember what happened?

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{Ed002's Note - He forgot he had picked up a toilet seat and then failed to go to the check out.}

21 Jan 2019 17:16:02
Well, Ed001, it just goes back to what many of us (you included) say about the less than average IQ level of many footballers. 😫.

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{Ed001's Note - sadly they neglect to educate their mind when it would help them as footballers to use their brains.}

21 Jan 2019 17:33:09
Nah, BigVirg. Many people did not forget how good GJ was cos it never happened. You can't forget what never happened. He was completely useless. He had all the attributes in the world to be a world beater BUT never applied it. He was that good potentially that a guy like the Kyle Walker is not fit enuff to carry his training back. Johnson was just lazy and never bothered to get better or lacked the desire to become the player he could have been.

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21 Jan 2019 19:35:55
I remember Glen Johnson wanting to study for a law degree at 1 stage.

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21 Jan 2019 20:35:32
I remember the hype about him, it’s a shame so many fans belive the hype rather than watching him play football, or attempt to, or not even attempt to.

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21 Jan 2019 21:15:08
I personally thought he was half decent for a season or two initially but went rapidly downhill. The announcement of his retirement on talksport was strange (the fact nobody wanted him probably forced his hand) he said he had always planed to retire early which I thought was strange, if football was something you loved surely you would want to prolong it? Not plan to end it early.

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21 Jan 2019 19:46:03
Ed002 didn’t he swap the price tag on the box?

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{Ed002's Note - I think he had it around his neck.}

21 Jan 2019 12:48:40
I see Buvac has officially gone now.

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21 Jan 2019 14:47:20
He was still on the team page this morning but has subsequently been removed now. Can't see any statement anywhere though. Slightly peculiar circumstances but wish him all the best for the future.

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21 Jan 2019 14:48:28
Silvered, And good luck to him. I thank him for ll he did for us cos he like Klopp, came to us in our time of need and contributed to our current success. Now maybe his fan boys who could not be arsed about him really and only used his spat with Klopp as a pathetic stick to beat Klopp with, can now leave us alone.

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21 Jan 2019 14:06:20
Question for the Eds. I'm pretty sure I've read from one of you that the principal reason for the falling out was that Buvac favoured the geggenpressen high energy approach whereas Klopp wanted a more circumspect style to enable grinding out results and conceding fewer goals?

That led to Klopp freezing Buvac out of certain meetings etc which annoyed Buvac enough to leave.

Is that pretty much the crux of it?



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{Ed002's Note - Not really. It was as explained - he was being marginalised and walked away.}

21 Jan 2019 12:46:36
I've just been reading about Fehnerbahce and their struggles. 19 league titles, and not finished outside the top 4 since 2002 and the lowest ever finish being 10th. They are now struggling in the relegation zone.

The article drifts from explaining that their foreign players are good enough, then how their Turkish players are too old, then how they've had to target younger lesser known players to comply with FFP.

It did not mention until later in the article that six months ago, they appointed a new sporting director. I thought I'd heard that name before. Damien Comolli. I remember when he was at Liverpool plenty of people here including some of the Eds knew he was a bad egg.

Thankfully, we got rid of him before it was too late. He did enough damage. And it appears he's still plying his trade.

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{Ed001's Note - it is unreal that he is still getting jobs! He is Inspector Clouseau made real.}

21 Jan 2019 14:17:14
At least he’s shown that his (lack of) skills are equally transferable across all different leagues 😂.

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21 Jan 2019 14:51:54
Ed01, he prolly was the one who signed the likes of Andre Ayew and Matthieu Valbuena, both who are well over the hill. I guess he use "stats" from 5 years ago, to convince the club to sign them. How he gets jobs still? Well, you can always brandish working for LFC and Spurs (even tho you got disgracefully sacked) as a calling card and some sucker club will take you on. As they say, "A sucker is born everyday".

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{Ed001's Note - he was certainly a big part of most of our poor signings like Downing.}

21 Jan 2019 15:41:19
What about Andy Carroll and Charlie Adam Ed001? What really confuses me with those two is that i wouldn’t have thought someone like Kenny would go for players with such a poor attitude and with so much baggage without some nudging from Comolli.

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{Ed001's Note - their stats were excellent according to Comolli, though I am sure he will claim he had nothing to do with it, as he only ever takes the credit for successes!}

21 Jan 2019 16:27:54
Kinda surprised Comolli loved Adam's stats. I'm pretty sure the Scottish Alonso (lol) regularly finished matches with appallingly low pass completion in the second half of the season with Blackpool because he bought the media hype about himself and kept trying Hollywood balls all of the time, even when they weren't on.

Maybe Comolli saved his spreadsheets in January and stopped scouting him?

Downing might've been okay if we'd had a striker who was fully fit (unlike Carroll) and not suspended for a third of the season (unlike Suarez) for him to cross to.

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{Ed001's Note - a lot of Adam's stats were based around set pieces, which had created lots of opportunities.}

21 Jan 2019 17:08:01
The reason I posted this is to really appreciate the contrast of Liverpool now Vs Liverpool in the dark times when Comolli was sporting director. Those times weren't all that long ago and shows that the club are really making rapid progress behind the scenes.

To completely ruin a club as historically successful as Fenerbahce, just shows how inept the man is at his role, and a complete fraud.

On the bright side, Manchester United are looking for a sporting director, aren't they? We can only dream :)

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21 Jan 2019 17:35:59
Prolly used the same spreadsheets and stats. metrics to help put Fernebahce into the hole they are currently in.

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21 Jan 2019 11:56:01
Something I have noticed is that this is Klopp's 3rd European seaosn with us and we haven't been 'knocked out ' under him.

Reached the final in both of his previous European seasons and still in this one.

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21 Jan 2019 12:33:28
We still got knocked out though haha.

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21 Jan 2019 12:51:46
Losing in the final is still being knocked out but yeah we have performed very well under him in Europe. But Bayern are going to be our toughest test in terms of European competition other than Madrid.

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21 Jan 2019 14:45:17
KMan I’d say City last season was our toughest test they were arguably the best team in Europe at the time.
Bayern are nowhere near that. One thing they do have is experience so we have to be very wary of them but there are tougher tests to come if we get through.

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21 Jan 2019 14:57:06
Being in the final is NOT being knocked out. That is patently false. It's like saying Croatia got "knocked out" at the last WC by France in the final. You get knocked out during the knock out stages and NOT before nor after. Why? The final marks the end of the knockout stage of any European or int'l competition so you CANNOT get knocked out if you made the final.

That said, Klopp has done wonders with us in Europe. Two European finals of both European competitions is NOTHING to sneeze at. There are clubs and managers and players who would kill for the chance to just make a semi final. Even City with all their money, can't boast of that. Just speaking facts, my friends.

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21 Jan 2019 15:54:08
So you don't get knocked out in the quarter or semi finals either then redwolf🤔.

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21 Jan 2019 17:38:59
P1, yes you do. The quarters and semis are the knock out stages. Once you get past those and into the final then you can't be knocked out cos you already went thru that stage. There is a reason you never hear that "a team got knocked out in the final". Many thanks for making my point.

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