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04 Dec 2018 18:17:43
2nd Favourite team? Tranmere Rovers
Worst team? Take a wild guess

Most liked top6, other than us? Na no one
Least liked top6 take a wild guess

Best fans Leicester
Worst fans, take a wild guess

Best club for community work Everton
Worst at community work most premier league clubs

Best food options, us scouse pies 🥧
Worst food options. Wolves.

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04 Dec 2018 16:17:59
With Rumours that both Mane and Robbo may not make tomorrow's game im not so worried over Mane as Shaq can cover him but bringing in Moreno to cover Robbo is for ne not ideal I really feel this is the one area in our squad that needs to be addressed in January
Having a player in our side who the oppostion can target to attack is not good
Moreno for me is just not good enough to be cover we need better and hopefully this will come from within the squad but if not then a good left back who can push robbo for his spot would be perfect which would mean we could also interchange them for games like we do trent and Joe.

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04 Dec 2018 19:05:12
The best way for me, to ensure defence stability, would be to bring lovren in and put Joe at left back. Really think that would work.

04 Dec 2018 19:07:35
I think it's very difficult to get a quality backup player and Moreno does atleast try to be fair. Although from the Eds daily review it looks like their could be some interest in Moreno from Marsielle and Sevilla.

I think it would be great to find an experienced LB to play as backup who could maybe even fill in at RB if needed, an experienced head like Milner who will simply be reliable when needed and be a good presence in the dressing room. But who!?

04 Dec 2018 19:15:15
I'm actually of the opposite view regarding Mane. He is IMO, our inform player in terms of speed, grit and ability to make things happen. Could he score more goals? Absolutely BUT not only is he getting chances, he is creating for others as well. His penalty vs PSG was ALL Mane cos he won the ball, dove thru the heart of the PSG defence and won that penalty. I feel he will be missed vs Burnley even tho Shaq will offer something different and positive.

As for Moreno, we all just have to hope he plays well and make sure he gets help from the midfielders cos isolated vs Lennon (even tho he has lost a few steps) could be trouble.

04 Dec 2018 19:28:50
Easy decisions. Origi in for Mane to reward his hard work. Milner or Gomez at left back. No bother. Burnley have bigger injury concerns than we do and have been shocking all season. If we fail to win it will be nobodies fault but the players for being complacent.

04 Dec 2018 21:16:23
Although Moreno is a liability in defence he does genuinely seem to have been a good player to have in the dressing room and at the club. I would give him a run out to keep him happy knowing we have that young fella on loan in Belgium (sorry his name escapes me maybe it’s arroyo ) as well as a Scottish lad we bought last year I think Gallagher. Agree with George that buying a quality player who will accept being back up will be tough so let’s give Moreno a run out and let these guys develop who will hopefully push Robertson for a place in the future. but Robbie is there to stay long term imo.

05 Dec 2018 03:00:59
Is Moreno's competition for the LB spot what ia pushing Robbo.!?

Ha anyways we don't have better, so if Robbo needs a rest get Moreno in. He isn't as bad as people say, but obviously any little error gets blown out. Juat get him in and keep the team ticking over.

05 Dec 2018 18:11:17
Adam Lewis apparently ear marked for that role next season mate.

04 Dec 2018
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04 Dec 2018 19:31:48
Nice one!

Review Of The Day 4th December 2018

04 Dec 2018 15:03:50
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 4th December 2018

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04 Dec 2018 17:00:35
I didn't think we'd get one of these today Ed. I see this was done early this morning, I should've checked the other site for it but didn't think lol cheers mate. Hope today has been a good one for you.

04 Dec 2018 14:47:28
Hello Reds, question for Ed001, what do you think about Keita and Shaqiri in the same midfield? Do they compliment each other or will they get in each other's way? Also if they do compliment, do we loose something defensively by playing the two at once?

{Ed001's Note - you could probably get them to work together, but your last question is the big one. There is no doubt they would leave the midfield open, unless you completely altered the system used. I think it would be an either or really.}

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04 Dec 2018 15:46:17
We should go back to original front 3 bobby up top doing his thing knitting things together and rotate shaq or Keita behind 2 more defence minded midfielders e. g Milner Henderson fabihno can't help feeling gini has become a bit lost in his role he should b more attack minded for me.

04 Dec 2018 19:18:53
Hailstones, I think Klopp has tried that and it was not working so he is trying something diff. with Bobbie deeper behind the striker which is now Salah for the most part. I think he is playing him there to drag the oppos' defence and DM's around to create space for Salah and Mane to run into. Also, Klopp may also be doing that until Keita can play that role (the box to box) role which is his best position. The hope is that with time, things will get back to normal but for now, it is what it is. Just my opinion.

04 Dec 2018 19:40:29
I was in favour of bobby dropping into midfield originally as he is a grafter and has the skill too get forward, but I feel we ain't getting best out of him and as a result his confidence looks shot, I want too see him doing karate kicks and grinning like a Cheshire cat that's our bobby .

05 Dec 2018 03:04:33
When we aigned Keita, I thought great, we have the perfect box to box CM that can do everything and is perfect for klopp system. Technical, presses, link attack, defends, great engine etc.

My thoughts were that you could have hendo/ fabinho play #6 and then you can rotate keita/ gini/ lallana/ milner/ shaw in the box to box midfield role to do the engine work that allows our front 3 to wreak havoc.

We've ended up with some kind of hybrid system that has firmino playing deeper and deeper and our midfields looking confused. I don't like and hope we go back to what were trying to do but put the key pieces in place.

04 Dec 2018 12:51:59
Quite a few rival games recently got me thinking of various rankings. What are everyone’s thoughts?

2nd Favourite team?
Worst team?

Most liked top6
Least liked top6

Best fans
Worst fans

Best club for community work
Worst at community work

Best food options
Worst food options.

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04 Dec 2018 13:15:34
Can't answer all right now as I'm rushing but the best for community work surely has to be Everton. What they do for the community is something special, other clubs need to take note and follow suit.

04 Dec 2018 13:42:50
Roma
Man Utd

Liverpool
Man Utd

Liverpool
Spurs

Leicester City
I think they are all good at varying levels and nobody deserves to be singled out as bad at community work.

Anfield
Stadium MK.

04 Dec 2018 13:42:52
After Sunday, my 2nd favourite and worst team is both Everton 😂.

04 Dec 2018 17:09:54
Wolves for me as second team. They’re excitingly unpredictable but on a good day they can be up with the best. Perhaps they’re missing one key player. Steve Bull. if anyone else remembers those glory days?
Fans wise, we have such a huge presence on the pitch so I’d have to say LFC. Although a big shout out to Dortmund when we played them in the Europa League. incredible atmosphere!
Most hated team. strong words. based solely on the last game, PSG royally ruffled my feathers with how many players acted like tarts! I’ve never seen a more frustrating game as a fan. god knows how our players managed to control themselves André credit to them for doing so.
Ben.

04 Dec 2018 22:06:58
I do indeed remember Steve Bull unclebens, he was there's a bloody long time wasn't he, about 15 years or something like that?

{Ed025's Note - it would have been longer salah only his wife insisted he retire, i believe she was a bit of a cow.. :)

05 Dec 2018 05:36:16
2nd Favourite team? Brazil 1982
Worst team? Whoever is managed by Neil Warnock
Most liked top6 : Arsenal
Least liked top6 : Can I have ManU even though they’re 8th 😄

Best fans: Japan
Worst fans: Ingurland

Best club for community work: Everton
Worst at community work : Blackpool

Best food options : Forest Green Rovers
Worst food options. : Hull City.

04 Dec 2018 10:28:15
So it's Wolves away in the cup. Could have had an easier draw, considering the amount of games we play between now and then. The bench really need to step up, and it is much better now than it has ever been.

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04 Dec 2018 10:46:26
We'll be fine, not the easiest fixture but not the hardest either. With this team there's no excuses, if we're wanting to progress then we should be beating them comfortably. I'm not worried about it at all, we'll do them in the league and in the Cup. Tricky team no doubt but can they stop us? No.

04 Dec 2018 12:23:31
They will be at home and trying to play football toe to toe with us. We will spank them. They would be smarter to play a contained game but they won't.

04 Dec 2018 15:47:49
What the fook have we got too do to get an easier draw first round of cup.

04 Dec 2018 19:19:57
It depends on who we put out on the pitch cos I reckon Wolves will go full strength.

04 Dec 2018 09:16:26
Just to ask a question based on some things Ed001 has said in the past.

1 pep teams run out of steam towards the end of the season.

2 klopp is holding us back just enough so we can finish the 2nd half of the season strong.

Based on this and the fact we are still unbeaten and 2 points behind city, I really consider us favourites for the league. I can't see city winning many 1-0 games when they are fatigued in the second half of the season like we win them 1st half of the season. We know how devastating we can be when we turn it up a notch.

City will drop more points after Xmas than we will in my opinion.

Does anyone else feel the same?

{Ed001's Note - the problem is that no one is making even an attempt to give City a game, so they are not likely to run out of steam the way they usually do.}

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04 Dec 2018 09:37:19
I do feel the same but Ed1 is right, we seem to be the only team willing to give it to them and that's the biggest problem right now, I hope Chelsea give them a good go on Saturday.

If it's the same situation as it is now, us being 2 points behind them come the new year then on the 3rd we'll be top WHEN we beat them ;) .

I do believe they're going to bugger up somewhere though, we can only hope right now but I'm confident about this season and I fully believe we're going to win it.

04 Dec 2018 10:36:47
Its so frustrating the negative approaches of teams towards city. Lyon have had a go twice, won one and drew one, wolves had a go and drew, we had a go and drew, hoffenheim had a go and were narrowly beaten late on. I appreciate nobody wants to get spanked and goal difference can be important but I'm surprised teams don't see playing City as a free hit. The sitting back approach does not appear to work so teams may as well have a go. Sitting back on the whole doesn't even seem to keep the score down. Will be interesting to see the Chelsea and everton approach in the next couple of weeks.

Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - Bournemouth, to be fair, had a go and were robbed at 2-1 when they should have had a blatant penalty. If they had sat back City would have stomped all over them.}

04 Dec 2018 11:06:29
Chelsea should in theory give it a good go in trying to beat City, which may encourage other teams if they see Chelsea get a point or 3.
It is concerning if teams turn up to play City thinking only of damage limitation.
Surely it is better to at least have a go rather than sit back just waiting to lose.
Maybe managers are fearful of their teams getting beaten by 8 or 9 goals and them being sacked, hence just trying to keep the score respectable.
If it carries on Man City will know they have won before the game even starts.

04 Dec 2018 11:28:34
As the season goes on teams will have to have a go at city, teams desperate for points and others chasing top 4 or top 6. City will probably look to prioritise champions league as well and although they have brilliant squad depth in every department this could hurt them in the league.
They are still well ahead of us and so can’t say that we are favourites for the league but so far we are doing everything right and I’m still confident we will win the league.

04 Dec 2018 12:18:27
Eds1 hit it on the spot, same as last year, teams just let city walk over them. Wigan got the 1-0 last year. So the other prem teams should really have a go and get some backbone, I think was it just us and Utd last year who beat them in the League?

04 Dec 2018 12:28:01
I think City have a lot to do with the way teams play against them. If you are being attacked for 90 minutes then you have played a defensive game.

I think it's us this year though. Little bits of magic like origi scoring late against the blues.

Let's say us and City win every game (which of course we won't) we beat them and it's ours.

04 Dec 2018 13:06:56
Can't really believe people think we are favourites to win the league!

04 Dec 2018 13:41:59
from a recent Klopp interview;

The quest for perfection is driving them on and explains why Klopp has made changes on and off the pitch in a bid to improve. In part, it was born of necessity. He sensed that opponents had adapted to his team's counter-pressing and he would need another way.

"A lot of teams saw that we were good at that and realised they were overplaying, " says Klopp. "If the team gives us the opportunity to do it we will still be there with the counter-press. But very often it is not possible. "A lot of teams also play counter-attack against us. They don't have the same respect for us that they have for Man City, for example. Against City, you watch it and wonder what they are doing. A week later they play us and they are thinking, right, let's try. City deserve that but it makes a big difference because we have to be 100 per cent concentrated all the time. It means that now we have to control more games. We have to keep the ball, especially against counter-attacking sides. That may change in the second part of the season when opponents who are down the table need the points and so they will need to open up a bit more. But at this moment we have to control games and be patient but in a very lively way. This was a big part of our thinking in pre-season as well. We really said that. It's like we were so lively in the past that the moment we couldn't be lively because there was no space for that it was like there was immediately this drop in concentration. That is not allowed. I like it more now actually. It is more mature. That was the next step for us. So far so good. ’

So far, so good indeed. It is not simply that they are playing poorly, because that would go against the evidence, but playing differently. Maybe that helps explains the differences between him and Buvac.

{Ed001's Note - I have been saying this all season! I don't make it up you know, Klopp and Buvac fell out in large part over Klopp's desire to change away from the high press.}

04 Dec 2018 14:07:26
Now if only everyone would read this slowly (99% of those daft TV commentators/ analysts included), we could stop pondering over Liverpool "under-performing" and not being as good as last year (a comparison shows you the exact opposite, statistically) . Tells you also that Klopp has matured as a manager, in the EPL.

04 Dec 2018 15:16:48
You’re all 100% right, this is the new way of playing and it is not a flaw, it is a step in the right direction. However, there are definitely some things that are negative that the change does not entirely explain:

1) The front three have not been at their best. We may not be pressing in the way that suited them so well, but there has been a lot of evidence to suggest they can do better. Whether it was Salah and Firmino initially struggling with their change in position, the general disruption caused by the need to accomodate Shaqiri, the chances missed and the huge amount of wasted chances from poor passing and decision making, it is quite clear that they generally have not been at their best.

2) Midfield imbalance. Again, although we have been playing more conservatively, this does not explain why the midfield has been poor as they have been, or been managed in the wrong way by Klopp. We miss Ox, and yet in so many games Shaqiri and Keita are being left on the side lines in favour of playing almost 3 number 6’s. That worked a bit better when we pressed so highly, but the change in tactics requires klopp to tweak the midfield so it does not leave the strikers isolated. I actually thought that while our midfield was overrun against Everton, the inclusion of Shaqiri in a big game certainly helped our performance and we should have taken our chances.

3) Sometimes we do need the press. While its all well and good changing tactics to suit the team better in the long run, i do still think there are times when we should go all out, at least in the first half of big games. The press worked best in big matches in blitzing the teams in the first half, leaving us in the second to defend and counter attack. Its a fantastic blueprint to beating the best, and i feel it could have been better utilised against City, Arsenal, and in all of the European games. In these games, being passive does not work well for us, we need to switch it up and go for the soft underbelly of the likes of PSG and Arsenal, but instead we allow the game to slip away. There is no point conserving energy when you have nothing left to play for come May, and i feel that in these games we should of switched up the tactics to suit the occasion. Hopefully we will still do that against Napoli.

{Ed001's Note - erm Keita has been missing through injury, so point 2 is just wasted.}

04 Dec 2018 15:37:25
But he was out of the team before his injury and hasn’t been giving a chance since he was declared fit. The manager obviously knows far more than i but its frustrating, the boy can play and i want to see it!

{Ed001's Note - he was being eased in after a slow start, just give it time.}

04 Dec 2018 19:34:52
This is by far the most intelligent thread I have read in a while. Ed01 has said that Klopp changed the system to keep us more concentrated and fresh. Many said he lost his way w/ o Buvac. Well, we all know what happened now with the interview transcript provided BUT I'm sure this will be white noise to the moaners out there.

I remember people saying "Klopp has only one way of playing". Well, he just proved them wrong BUT yet, they still moan that "we should be playing like we did before". Yeah, the same "one way of playing" they moaned about. Go figure. Memo to all fans: This is the way we play now and and you can either get with it or go support Buvac at his next job cos after all he's The Brain, right?

As for Keita, people need to chill out and let the guy settle in with his team mates. Keita is a beast of a player and anyone saying otherwise or slating him w/ o w/ o having watched him at RBL last season (like I did) is just embarrassing him. Melissa Reddy calls him "two players in one" at his best and that is a fact. he is immense. He just needs to be supported now as he beds in.

04 Dec 2018 21:23:35
oh Ed001; you always remember your first. First ever post, first ever reply. You know how to make a grown man feel special ;)

I was wanted to reinforce what you have been saying from the man himself to since his tactics are constantly raised/ questioned on here.

Keep up the good work!

{Ed001's Note - well thank you mate, as I hadn't seen your name before I wasn't sure if you knew what I had said, so I was just pointing it out in case. At least I know I am not just ignorant and forgotten your name now. One question though, is there such a thing as a grown man? We are all still little boys at heart aren't we, which is why we still all love to watch and play this game?}

04 Dec 2018 07:48:08
an appreciation post, alisson's performances has been very good this season, a very huge contributor to our defensive performance this season.

maybe as we haven't even had a decent keeper for so long, that i might be exaggerating, bt i've never seen a better keeper (that especially suits our style of play) in a liverpool shirt. and i guess im not that old as well to have seen other keepers!

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04 Dec 2018 08:44:54
You never saw grobbelar mate 🤣.

04 Dec 2018 08:54:29
Grobbelaar was just unreal. I have a feeling Alisson will be right up there as well, he's the best keeper for me since Grobbelaar.

04 Dec 2018 09:26:10
You guys didn't see Clemence .

04 Dec 2018 10:09:56
You whipper snappers didn’t see Elisha Scott.

04 Dec 2018 11:06:16
Haha Elisha Scott.
I saw Clemence and Brucie and, I tell you, the more I see of Alisson the more I’m convinced that he’s the real deal. Cracking keeper.

04 Dec 2018 12:30:14
Clemence was the man but I prefer Alison to Bruce. Bruce was pure class but erratic. Alison is the full deal, the whole package. We got ourselves a bargain.

04 Dec 2018 13:30:08
Too soon to say of course, but based on what I've seen, and barring injuries and someone dangling 300 Million in front of our noses (in a couple of years from now), I'd say that Alisson will prove to be as good as Clemence. Fingers crossed.

04 Dec 2018 15:51:34
Tommy Lawrence the flying pig what a legend.

04 Dec 2018 16:00:50
I started watching The Mighty Reds when Tommy Lawrence was in goal. In my humble opinion, the best goalie we have had in the last 50 years was Pepe Reina. I have endless arguments about it with the guys I go to the match with, but I really do rate him above even Ray Clemence.

04 Dec 2018 16:18:02
I started watching when Bruce was in goal, was watching Ray in goal but to young to know what was good and not. But Alison is the best I have seen his Positioning is out of this world seems to know where the ball is going before they even shot.

04 Dec 2018 17:08:41
I should have added that Alisson Becker is shaping up to be even better than Pepe. What a signing!

04 Dec 2018 18:04:50
Wait, hold on a minute Wirral, you can't seriously rate Reina over Ray Clemence and Grobbelaar? now I'm certain you're just having people on, is that you Walter ;) lol.

04 Dec 2018 20:48:08
Clemence was brilliant - I haven't seen a GK who instilled confidence in our defence with his calmness under pressure up until Becker (though Reina went close at times) . And sorry but the match fixing smear associated with Grubelaar means I will never talk about him as one of our greats.

04 Dec 2018 22:06:05
Salah, yes I really rate Reina over Clemence. I used to watch Liverpool home and away, all over England and Europe, in the 1970s and 1980s when there wasn’t much live televised football so Clemence’s performances were not subject to the same intense scrutiny as Reina’s. In my opinion (admittedly, not one shared by any Red who I have spoken to about it) is that once he adjusted to the Premier League, for 6 seasons or so he was a better keeper than Clemence. Grobbelaar just doesn’t come into the equation - far too erratic. No wind up mate.

{Ed025's Note - big shout that WW, having seen a lot of both myself i have to say its not even close mate...clemence is the best by a country mile, of course that is just my opinion..

04 Dec 2018 22:49:25
Ed025, I know I am in a minority amongst Liverpool fans on this, possibly a minority of 1, but I can only offer an honest opinion. While we are talking about goalkeepers, how do you rate Clemence compared to Big Nev?

{Ed025's Note - now thats a tough one WW, clemence had a presence and was the first to be in sinc with the back 4, they were a great side then and some games he would have very little to do than pull off a world class save, his concentration level was amazing and i cant ever remember him having a stinker or even a pickford moment, big nev was also an excellent keeper mate, more renowned for saving games and superb agility even when the blues were not at their best, its really hard to choose between them but being a blue i will have to side with our bin man.. :)

05 Dec 2018 06:40:25
Each to their own Wirral mate, you're without a doubt the first person I've ever heard say anything like that lol :) probably the last as well. Reina imo wasn't even half as good as Clemence or Grobbelaar where as Alisson I think is right up there.

Liverpool v Everton - A Liverpool Perspective

04 Dec 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Liverpool v Everton - A Liverpool Perspective

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04 Dec 2018 07:40:54
Cheers for that Ed, agree with most of it, think you've been generous with Wijnaldum and Firmino's rating though.

I remember a few occasions Gini pulling out of tackles in a derby, one against Gueye particularly sticks out, maybe I just have a vendetta against him, but I really don't see what he offers at all.

As for Firmino, I see he works hard every game, but when does that become not enough anymore? I lost count the amount of simple passes he played to an Everton player, there was one spell he seemed to do it about 4 times in quick succession. I love the guy but he is so far from his best it's a bit worrying.

{Ed001's Note - it depends on how you see the ratings. I go as 5 is no effect, anything below is a negative effect on the game, anything above is a positive effect. First half Gini was poor but his second half was much better. I might have been a little generous though, just because I feel like I am tough on him and expect more from him as I have seen him since he was a youngster when he looked like a potential worldbeater.}

04 Dec 2018 08:01:31
Class that Ed, I like that you rated Everton's players as well, nice one mate.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

04 Dec 2018 08:54:00
Cheers ed, any chance you could do that with reviews going forward, I know it’s doubling your workload but it was interesting to read your perspective on both teams.

{Ed001's Note - I was wondering which half of you would ask that....

Yes mate, I could do that, if that's what people want?}

04 Dec 2018 09:13:39
Good suggestion aome, yeah be quality that Ed mate.

{Ed001's Note - well of course you will say that, you are his alter ego!}

04 Dec 2018 09:28:14
Now I'm hearing voices in stereo! 😁.

{Ed001's Note - it gets so confusing.}

04 Dec 2018 10:02:31
I think its a good idea Ed001, but only if it didn't come at the expense of the other articles and daily news you work on, as I enjoy reading those too.

{Ed001's Note - it wouldn't mate don't worry.}

04 Dec 2018 10:32:11
That’s pretty fair really Ed001.
Two questions -
1. Can we play Fabinho in a 3?
2. This Salah / Firmino positional swap; Salah back out to the right, Firmino back to his old position and Shaqiri as 10?

Cheers Ed.

{Ed001's Note - 1. yes Fabs can play like that, it just depends on the opponent as to what system works. When one man is being expected to deal with Sigurdsson, Gomes, Bernard and Walcott cutting in, then he is going to struggle. It is up to the rest of the midfield to help out, which Gini wasn't doing in the first half, he was too far up field and left him isolated. Milner, for instance, would have spotted it and helped, Gini is in his own little world and never reacts to things like that.

2. I don't like Salah as a central striker, his pace and runs work much better from the right and Firmino further up works better. However I don't think Shaqiri and Firmino would do anything but trip over each other. I would use either Origi or Sturridge with Shaqiri behind but not Firmino and Shaq together. It might work but they seem to play in the same space too much when Shaqiri is on the right, I can only see that getting worse if they were both central.}

04 Dec 2018 10:37:34
Hey Ed, thanks for the write up on both sides! Sorry looks like I may have doubled your workload! From my side, if it makes it easier, perhaps do the write up for both teams on only big games?
Either way, great review as always.
Do you think origi has a future with us? I’ve been sturridges biggest supporter for some time but I just feel now thag origi could be a better option off the bench. Not just down to the derby but because he’s quicker and is willing to chase down more than sturridge.
Also really need firm to find form in this coming busy month!

{Ed001's Note - I have said for a long time I like Origi and think he is the best option we have as the back up striker. He can play the target man role as well as having pace and skill. I am glad that he has won his place back in the squad by putting in the work on the training ground to prove himself. His efforts have given him a chance of a future at the club, the goal has improved his chances and now he just has to keep going.}

04 Dec 2018 10:59:33
I doubt it'll happen but I'd really like to see Origi start tomorrow, I think there's more to him then people make out. Id love to see things work out for him here, there's more to that lad.

04 Dec 2018 11:03:18
Thanks for that Ed001. I’m with you on Origi, there’s been a striker in there somewhere fighting around all the injuries to get out. I really hope he gets a chance to kick start his career again, either with us or elsewhere. Is he ‘happy’ being a backup, or is he agitating for first team?

P. S. I love the cat-toast reference 😉😂😂.

{Ed001's Note - he just wants to play regularly and is willing to fight for his place for now.

Thank you, it is the eternal question and it has finally been answered. Now all we have to do is figure out whether Arsenal are the cat or the toast...}

04 Dec 2018 11:17:28
May I refer you to an earlier post of mine in which I discuss in depth the 'Cattoast Conundrum'? I think you will find it both enlightening and disturbing :)

{Ed001's Note - funnily enough what you post is often disturbing.}

04 Dec 2018 12:20:58
Excellent read Ed001 mate.

I’m totally with you on Origi, I just hope he keeps his head down and forces his way in the team.

I also hope Keita gets to grips with our system and settles soon etc soon, I think he could be key as the season progresses.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate. I have faith in Keita he will be fine.}

04 Dec 2018 14:17:23
Origi - wow, what a difference a goal makes. Most posters wanted him moved on in January. To lighten the wage bill, of course.

Shaqiri - the more i see him, the more I think he is at his best as an impact player to come off the bench. Otherwise, he has a lot of areas to work on to fit in really well within the team; like getting a corner kick past the first defender on the near post and defending. Not slating at all, but he needs to improve in a few areas to warrant holding on to a position held by Coutinho.

04 Dec 2018 14:26:58
I don't accept alisson on 7 ed01!atlst an 8!

{Ed001's Note - he didn't really have enough to do to get an 8.}

04 Dec 2018 15:47:37
Thanks for the write up!

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

04 Dec 2018 17:17:13
i understand your ratings now ed001, maybe develop a short template that you can just copy and paste on each article on the basis of your ratings.

i think it is very fair way of rating bt u do get new readers from time to time im sure.

{Ed001's Note - yeah that's not a bad idea. I will try and remember to do that on the next review.}

04 Dec 2018 19:51:28
I have always loved Divvy. That kid is the real deal and I have always known that since he came to us. I remember him sitting Studge on the bench in the 15/ 16 season where in the second half of that season, he was simply toying with CB's and score 11 goals including the complete hatrick vs Saints in the EFL Cup. Since that ay, I knew he was the real deal.

I also remember people saying he should be sold cos he was having a rough spell and that Solanke was better than him. Yeah, a kid who has barely played 40 senior games in his career is better than a guy who has score 22 goals for LFC as third choice striker in the PL.

I'm just happy he never gave up and kept working hard and Klopp definitely saw that in training and gave him a chance and boy did he take it. In my biased opinion, he did way more in 6 mins. than Richarlison did in 97 mins. He created a chance, hit the post and scored the winner, all the things Richarlison could not do BUT don't tell Ed25 that. He's going to lose it the same way Klopp duid when Origi (Ed25's nemesis) scored.

06 Dec 2018 19:21:53
Only just saw this, great read Ed001. I liked the fact that it included the Everton player ratings as well.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, glad you enjoyed.}

 


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