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21 Jun 2018 12:41:38
i'd like us to sign Rubens Loftus Cheek if it's possible. i spent time down south last season and watched Palace half a dozen times - RLC was v impressive. Strong physically, looks after the ball really well and was really positive going forward . used to EPL aswell . good fit i reckon.

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21 Jun 2018 13:28:21
I like him but he's wouldn't be a first eleven player for us yet and I think he needs to be playing regularly at the moment. For his sake I hope he stays at Chelsea and is given a chance in their team.

21 Jun 2018 14:25:10
Our midfield next season might well be Hendo, Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum, Milner, Ox, and Fekir (? )

Woodburn and Chirivella will probably go on loan but that leaves 7 players to fill 3 positions. 8 if you include Alexander-Arnold.

Where does Ruben Loftus-Cheek get game time competing with those lads? If he leaves Chelsea it will be for game time surely?

21 Jun 2018 15:22:26
He would be great in midfield for us, with our pressing game and high intensity his energy power and pace would b a nice fit, he would b a great swap for emre can.

21 Jun 2018 16:14:16
I have to be honest hailstones, pace and energy are not words I'd use to describe him. When he actually picks his head up he has a good passing range, and he is very direct. He looks so awkward moving with the ball though and his play is so laboured. It looks like he needs 3 or 4 touches on the ball to settle himself.

He'd bring all the same problems to the team that Emre Can brought in my opinion; lack of mobility, lack of intensity, and average end product. His finishing in particular is woeful. I'm baffled by all this gushing over him. Not saying you are wrong, because to be fair most of the media are on your side!

Everyone sees the game differently I guess. I just don't see Loftus-Cheek as an upgrade on what we have. We need players who get the ball down quickly and play fast paced football. RLC is the type of player to turn a defender 2 or 3 times before releasing the ball, and our counter pressing system is built on winning the ball back high up and hitting the opposition quickly whilst they are out of position. That is why Can and Lallana got in the way, and why I believe RLC would cause the same problems.

I will agree to disagree though. Not saying you're wrong, just that I see it differently 😉.

21 Jun 2018 17:11:32
Emre can didn't bring problems at all he was a good strong player for us an we were just as good when he was in the team, I would rather have him than not, but he has gone so it doesn't matter . On loftus cheek he is a young talent who has attributes that will get better with age and experience I am not gushing over him as u say I just think he is a good option if we looking at a midfielder, just my opinion on him I think he will b a great player if he stays clear of injury as I think he might struggle with that . I really hope we stay clear of jack grealish I would have loftus cheek over him all day long .

21 Jun 2018 17:18:22
Agree MK. I don’t see where he gets a game looking at those options. Good player, but one we can afford to pass on.

21 Jun 2018 18:20:58
I haven't seen enough of rlc but what I've seen looks promising. But as mks says, we have a wealth of midfielders now. People are already wondering where Hendo, gini and aoc fit in with our new signings.

MK, you were a bit scathing of lallana in your post but I think he is a great player. People these days are judging him on last season which is wrong as he was never fully fit. The season before he was incredibly sharp and one of our best players before he ran out of steam in February.

Do you think (as I do) that we have seen the last of lallana and what are the positives of his game. You know I really appreciate your opinion mk.

21 Jun 2018 18:25:11
I agree with you on Grealish. He isn't good enough for Everton, let alone Liverpool.

21 Jun 2018 18:34:44
A few weeks ago I did say we were interested in Loftus Cheek, if he is available at a reasonable price I can definitely see us going in for him.

21 Jun 2018 18:46:18
I like the look of RLC but I agree with MK over the comparison to Emre Can, maybe he can improve the chinks in his game over time like Can didn’t manage too.
If he was available for fairly cheap I would take a risk but after making the England squad and having a good 10 minutes he will probably be worth 50m now such is the market for English players and for me he isn’t worth that.

21 Jun 2018 19:56:16
The club shop would make a fortune in shirt lettering, with RLC, AOC and TAA!

21 Jun 2018 21:39:44
Milner not getting any younger, Ox coming back from a
serious injury, Winjaldum is incosistent at best and the new signings have no experience of the premier league - i very
much hope the new signings settle straight away and have a positive impact but that is not 100%.

Having watched RLC live a few times he was excellent in behind Zaha . quick on the ball, a good passer, and full of drive going forward. Decent.

21 Jun 2018 22:16:36
He'd be a peripheral player at best. What's the point?

21 Jun 2018
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21 Jun 2018 13:35:01
Where’s Roy “Woy” Hodgson?

21 Jun 2018 13:56:07
Who is the bottom left?

21 Jun 2018 15:16:35
Joe Fagan.

21 Jun 2018 18:21:21
Of course, legend. Thanks.

21 Jun 2018 10:51:42
Still waiting on that podcast mk.

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21 Jun 2018 11:46:45
You still want one after hearing my voice in the pre charity match interviews? 😂

I'm working on Part 4 of the goalkeeping articles atm. Cannot remember who requested it, but if you're about, remind me who the players were. I've got Gulacsi and Donarumma in my mind but cannot remember who the other request was!

Aoe, I will try my best to do something, but no promises!

21 Jun 2018 12:26:49
No bother mate- difficult to put yourself out there, trust me I know it. This site is constantly moving forward and I think podcasts really could be an awesome thing in the future. I also think you have a fair amount to say on countless matters- regardless of whether or not people would agree, I think it would be an interesting listen. Your voice is grand mate and speech impediments have never stopped people making an impact in media and entertainment. I’m not blowing smoke up your rear, I think you could do a good job- I really do but I add that there are a number of posters on this site who I think who could offer fabulous entertainment as well. If memory serves a number of people were quite positive to the idea a few months back.

21 Jun 2018 13:33:30
I will do my best mate. First things First, I need to get hold of the right equipment as I don't know if my laptop has the correct software or hardware! I'll start looking into it though. Just for you mate!

21 Jun 2018 13:35:40
I agree aoe, podcasts seem like the next natural progression of this site. Especially if collaborations happen, always think it’s worth having different opinions to help filter through any nonsense and let people form a more general opinion.
Can imagine a podcast of MK, Putney red and someone like myself to be quite enjoyable. A Fine balance of critical, wishful and alternate thinking. Throw in the eds knowledge and a segment for Harry to air his views and it’s a home run!
‘The Livercast’.

21 Jun 2018 13:37:13
I'd be up for a listen if this was to come about. I think I previously said to do one with Harry as I think the different views would make a good listen.

21 Jun 2018 13:56:52
That'll be good.

21 Jun 2018 14:03:59
Haha cheers mk and cheers guys- I think it really could be something great going forward. If I had any time at all I’d be attempting it myself but I’m swamped at the moment with my work deadlines. I don’t mean to presume but you could always ask Benny for tips. He seems to have an idea how to set things up. I think if there was a regular podcast, guests would not be a problem at all.

{Ed001's Note - maybe they could do one together? It is very difficult for me to find the time to do the podcasts with benny, when I am free, he is at work or asleep and vice versa. Plus they are near enough to each other to actually do it in person and remove one of the biggest problems of getting a decent connection.}

21 Jun 2018 14:06:31
Happy to do some standup in between the serious stuff.

Think Milton Jones doing bad dad jokes 😉😂.

21 Jun 2018 14:11:56
Thats a good idea ed, especially if they live closer together. I just had to throw my name into the hat as I’ve always wanted to do podcasts/ radio presenting since I did my high school tour of Hope university and got to trial it 😂.

{Ed001's Note - there is no limit to the number of presenters they can have....}

21 Jun 2018 14:14:44
Gotta keep the dad’s of this site entertained haven’t you Zed 😉.

21 Jun 2018 14:22:25
Poor old mk- it’s gathering momentum and all he wants to do is finish his articles on goalkeepers. Sorry mate 😂😂😂.

21 Jun 2018 14:49:52
If Benny is up for it, then I'm sure it's something we could arrange!

21 Jun 2018 16:42:09
That would be class MK mate!

21 Jun 2018 18:59:13
Eyy Adam, if you're doing a podcast add in Ken, Harry and take it all back to old days of this page mate XD.

21 Jun 2018 18:48:36
I requested Donnarumma and Oblak after your initial review, although I think Iv missed your third instalment.

21 Jun 2018 10:47:22
According to sky we are now in the running for jack grealish if Aston Villa. We are supposed to be willing to get near there £40 million asking price after spurs wouldn't go over £20 million.

Personally I think that lad has good potential but would only be a bench warmer.

Also if I can ask the Ed's if they like me are worried when the African nations comes up we will lose most of our frontline?

{Ed002's Note - The African Nations will have no impact on Liverpool.}

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21 Jun 2018 10:58:09
And no interest in Grealish I hope. Bang average.

21 Jun 2018 12:01:05
Hasn't been moved to the summer?

21 Jun 2018 12:23:28
That's what I thought but not sure what year.

21 Jun 2018 17:51:27
Yes I had a look and it has been moved to the summer next year. Apologies to everyone.

21 Jun 2018 09:33:53
Ed002 thank you for your previous comment regarding Sturridge.

Are you aware if Liverpool put in a bid to Roma for Alisson as of yesterday?

Thanks
Tommy T.

{Ed002's Note - No, Liverpool did not put in a bid for Alisson yesterday.}

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21 Jun 2018 12:43:15
We may of bid thee adieu?

21 Jun 2018 08:34:58
The s*n reporting we are interested in Grealish - any truth in these rumours - watched him a couple of times seems decent but heard he has attitude problems.

{Ed001's Note - why are you even asking about something reported in that crap rag? Please do not mention it here again. Thank you.}

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21 Jun 2018 09:00:08
Surprised you even let it through Ed.

{Ed001's Note - how would he know if he isn't told? He might not know what happened, he might be young or foreign etc.}

21 Jun 2018 09:00:22
My thoughts exactly ed001.

21 Jun 2018 09:23:19
Dearest Rbutton,

The name you utter does not exist in the land of the free. We understand it may of been a mistake or unknown, but these people are the satans of this world who do not deserve to walk among us. So in future please ignore/ report anything written by the devil.

Viva la Liverpool! JFT96.

21 Jun 2018 14:14:44
Well said.

21 Jun 2018 16:00:12
Or better still don't read that rubbish at all. Where I live they are trying to give it away for free in most of the local shops. The amount of times I get shocked looks when I say I wouldn't touch that rubbish is unreal. Fair point by the Ed though, next time I might explain my reasons to educate them just how bad that rag is.

21 Jun 2018 18:24:21
I'm not from Liverpool but I will never buy that rag after that vile headline.

21 Jun 2018 08:09:24
Thought you guys and girls might find this amusing. An ex pro called Ken Goodeve plays at my local golf club. a friend of mine told me a story about him the other day. kens son was in London a few years back and saw George best in a bar. he went over to him and said "George can I buy you a drink? "to which George obviously replied "of course".
Before the barman could come over the lad said"George do you remember a player at United called Ken Goodeve? "
George replied"yes I remember him, shittest footballer I played with, absolutely useless, how he was a pro I do not know, why you even asking about him? "
Lad says" he's my dad"
George says"ok am I still getting my drink? ".

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21 Jun 2018 11:14:47
Heard a few Stevie Nichols stories as well. Any chance others can mention few stevie stories as they can be funny as hell. Good job he could kick a ball. 😂.

21 Jun 2018 07:47:28
How’s Bogdan doing? Does his contract run out on June 31st?

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21 Jun 2018 08:02:28
I thought it was 2019 when his contract ran out mate? I may be wrong mind.

21 Jun 2018 08:11:33
Feels like its a never ending contract. He has been at us since about 1997.

21 Jun 2018 08:23:18
I wish my contract ran out on June 31st.

Contract for life! 😉😂😂.

21 Jun 2018 10:02:25
Yep Contract until: 30.06.2019
Seems a four year contract was a bit excessive in retrospect.
Maybe we should avoid signing players that can't even get into a lower league 11 in future. Just an idea. Call me crazy.

21 Jun 2018 10:51:03
The epitome of a lazy Rodgers signing, signed based entirely on two FA Cup games in which he did okay against our poor finishing.

21 Jun 2018 07:33:30
I see from the papers today we're linked with Grealish. Surely just lazy journalism?

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21 Jun 2018 08:16:09
Well, if you read it in a newspaper.
Remember newspapers are bog roll with print on them.

21 Jun 2018 08:20:53
It's probably the player's agent or the selling club putting it out there to increase his price/ get bidders, rather than the reporter or the newspaper making up stories.

21 Jun 2018 08:40:07
Nothing to see here, move along.

Way too lazy for klopp.

21 Jun 2018 09:01:58
You wipe your bum with newspaper? You have my sympathy.

{Ed001's Note - it is what you have to do when you are poor mate.}

21 Jun 2018 10:38:47
Ironically, S*n journalists actually write their stories with that technique, Putney.

Take a blank page, one wipe from sack to back, and then a ridiculous sensationalist headline printed at the top of the page.

21 Jun 2018 14:18:15
Yellow pages!

I used to look for things I'd never need, computer science consultant,

Beauty therapist.

Good old days.

Review Of The Day 21st June 2018

21 Jun 2018 06:56:29
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 21st June 2018

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21 Jun 2018 07:28:14
Thanks Ed. Fancy Burnley to beat the Deen. Have a good one.

{Ed001's Note - it would be a shock if they didn't beat them.}

21 Jun 2018 07:37:57
Cheers Ed!

Good on Brian Lenihan for actually speaking out, it takes a hell of a lot to do but the lad seems to be in a good place now which is great. I actually met him once (through work), though I had no idea who he was until I was told later on lol. Let's hope he can continue on the right path.

Have a great day Ed mate/ all.

{Ed001's Note - I think he deserves a lot of credit for admitting to his problems. He could have just got drunk like most do. Instead he got help and now he is speaking out to help others. If only more people had his sense the world would be a lot better.}

21 Jun 2018 07:39:56
Cheers for that ed.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

21 Jun 2018 07:59:02
He certainly does deserve credit Ed. I'm just happy more people seem to be speaking out, two in a month now (football) that I know of anyway, I hope it encourages others to do so as well. There's no shame in mental health, fingers crossed more people follow suit and get the help they need.

{Ed001's Note - let's hope more do. Too long have men suffered in silence because we are always told to just man up and get on with it. The worst thing you can do is bottle stuff up.}

21 Jun 2018 08:23:38
Unfortunately you're right mate. I speak from personal experience, that happened to me on a down time, I was told to snap out of it etc and he made out as if it was my fault! which doesn't go down well with me still to this day. It's too easy for people to speak about it if they've never been through it themselves, it's easy for them to say snap out of it etc, like it's that easy? if it was that easy I'm sure people would opt to not have a mental illness! Unfortunately we don't have that choice, it's deep, it's something more people should be more aware about. There's reasons why the male suicide rate is through the roof, it needs more support. Thankfully we have good men like Lenihan speaking out, if it helps even one person then it's a good job done and I'm sure it will.

{Ed001's Note - I really hope so.}

21 Jun 2018 12:55:59
Agree lads, I have suffered and still do from bouts of depression and am finally getting help after going to see a brilliant gp. most seem to just want to give tablets and get you out the door. The more people talk about it the better. Ynwa.

21 Jun 2018 13:44:16
Thanks Ed. What’s your views on Maddison’s move to Leicester. Do you think their style of play will suit him? I remember your article for attacking mids and I’ve kept a close eye on him since then. I feel his passes through the lines are breathtaking at times, just wonder if Leicester’s set up would help him nurture that or hinder it?

{Ed001's Note - difficult to say as a lot depends on how long Puel lasts. With Puel in charge I think he will prosper.}

21 Jun 2018 15:25:33
I think that we may regret not signing him.

 


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