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21 Feb 2018 07:15:43
Been busy for a few days so haven't checked site much. Did a quick search for Wanyama after seeing some links, but can't find anything from Ed001 and 002 specifically ruling out any interest. Please tell me the links are crap.

Burkeyboy

{Ed001's Note - I do not know of any interest in him from us at all. No idea where the links come from, but it sounds like manufactured crap because he once played for Southampton.}


1.) 21 Feb 2018 07:28:44
I would be extremely happy if we could bring him in. He will do a great job covering the back 4.None of the players we have right now is a defencive midfielder and from what i 've heard and read mostly neither is Keita (I 've seen very little of him to form an oppinion) . In any case it is a position that needs strengthening in the summer.

{Ed001's Note - but he is awful at the role, he is constantly caught out of position and it terrible on the ball. He is just a big, powerful lump with none of the mental attributes required to be a top level player. You need more than pace and power to be good at the role of defensive midfielder, positioning is the most important part of the job and he has not got a clue about it.}


2.) 21 Feb 2018 07:54:47
Who would be your preference Ed001 for defencive midfielder? I remember the Southampton Wanyama who was really dominant. Has he declined that much?

{Ed001's Note - he was crap there too, I don't know what you are remembering at all. He uses pace and power to make up for his own mistakes but it does not always work. He is just an average player who has risen too high for his limited talents. Southampton and Spurs have an extra body alongside him to provide cover for those lapses in concentration he has numerous times a game, so they can get away with him being asleep, we don't.

I do wonder why I bother answering questions like this as I have said already on a number of threads who my preferences are. Is there much point me constantly repeating them only to get asked the same question the following day?}


3.) 21 Feb 2018 08:32:19
Ndidi!

stevie started the rumours about wanyama. and actually it's quite funny when you think about it. A+ for idnteifying we need to solidfy the midfield and then he gets an F for saying we need to bring in a big powerful midfielder like wanyama to do that.


4.) 21 Feb 2018 10:30:24
Very worrying for Gerrard's credentials as a future first team manager 🤔

Ed001 didn't actually say Ndidi by the way. For years he wanted Gary Medel and more recently he has suggested Nampalys Mendy as his preferred choice. He's playing well in Nice to be fair.

Ndidi is a player he's said he likes though, along with Obiang and Doucoure. It wasn't his suggestion though.

I still think Demirbay might be the "powerhouse" midfield signing though. He seems to be regarded as an attacking player by most on here, but he is actually very similar to Doucoure. He is fast and powerful which does allow him to break forward from deep to score and create goals, but he actually averages 2 tackles a game for Hoffenheim which is comparable to an out and out holding midfielder. He's over 6 foot, very aggressive, and can play the holding role, box to box, or the No.10.

He's very versatile, and brings much needed steel to the midfield. Most importantly, he is a player we are actually interested in though. Don't forget Keita too who is also very aggressive and contributes a lot defensively. Not many teams would want to face a trio of Keita, Henderson and Demirbay! That is a lot of pace and power, combined with high quality on the ball. Wanyama unfortunately lacks the quality side of things!


5.) 21 Feb 2018 11:20:34
For all wanyamas bad points.

Having someone 6ft, strong, uninterested in wandering up field and will just plonk his was between the two cbs for me is just what we need. It will allow keita, Hendo and the 3 amigos to run riot whilst having someone help us keep our defensive shape.

Also if he is relatively cheap it could be a wise move for a few seasons, maybe focus the rest of our budget on cb and qingback needs.


6.) 21 Feb 2018 12:17:36
his bad points are the very reason to steer clear, as van morrrison would say keep mediocrity at bay.


7.) 21 Feb 2018 13:07:49
Unbelievable people thinking plonking Wanyama in front of defence will improve the midfield. This is not under 10’s football.


8.) 21 Feb 2018 13:31:12
Not good but still managed that screamer against us lol. I don't think he's that bad but he is not good enough for us, especially in a defensive position.


9.) 21 Feb 2018 13:32:53
I've watched Wanyama start twice recently, against Newport County and Rochdale and he was woeful in both games against quite terrible opposition.

There is a reason why Dembele (an excellent player) and Dier (a distinctly average player) are ahead of him in the Spurs team. He is poor. He runs around a lot and is quite strong, and every now and then he hits s thunderbolt of a shot which everyone go "ooooo".

I hope we steer well clear. (if we are even interested at all. which I doubt)


 

 

15 May 2016 09:01:45
Hey Ed001. Any chance Ings could be on the bench? I know he's only just returned to training, just wondering.
Also, so happy for Suarez. I know he couldn't wait to move on, but he gave his all when wearing the shirt.

Burkeyboy

{Ed001's Note - they were hoping he would be fit to take at least some part in the game. I don't know, nor will I ask as the club a long time ago asked me not to give out team details prior to matches, whether that is still happening. I want the club to succeed first and foremost, so, as they said it was giving an advantage to the opposition, I am happy to steer clear of team sheets etc. Sorry, I know it is not ideal for the sites, but the club is more important to me.}


1.) 15 May 2016 10:12:13
Well done 001.

{Ed001's Note - it has to be done. The club are my first love after all!}


2.) 15 May 2016 10:21:50
Are team sheets/ news banned now? I hope so for the same reasons Ed01. The people it benefits most are the opposition.

{Ed001's Note - no mate, I just have no involvement in them.}


3.) 15 May 2016 10:32:10
I hope your wife to be isn't reading, ed. Lol.

{Ed001's Note - she knows mate.}


4.) 15 May 2016 12:17:01
I'd say Ed most of us here aren't to bothered about team sheets. It's who's coming and going that we are more interested in.

{Ed001's Note - it does make a huge difference to traffic if you can post them up, so it only applies for those here now, rather than those we could attract.}


5.) 15 May 2016 13:13:00
Thanks for doing that ed, that's completely the right thing to do! Come on reds let's get top 5 and build for next year.


 

 

15 Jan 2015 00:02:54
A week ago someone mentioned aussie keeper Matt Ryan. I see a couple of papers are suggesting we're interested. Heard anything Eds?
From the little I've seen he looks a decent keeper with good distribution and is quite vocal. Pulled off a blinding save last week in their first group game of the Asian cup, ball looked destined for the top corner.

Burkeyboy

{Ed001's Note - from what I have been told there has been an enquiry from us, that has been leaked to try and bring others who are interested out of the woodwork.}


1.) 15 Jan 2015 07:48:00
Ed001 - a leak from Ryan's management or from Bruges?

{Ed001's Note - Bruges, they are looking for more money.}


2.) 15 Jan 2015 08:23:01
Seen him in a few games now. Not sure if he is the real thing YET, as he seems to loose his head (Like Grobelaar), but the kids got a big talent for sure


3.) Thanks Ed001. Presumed that would be the case, but just wanted to check.


4.) 15 Jan 2015 09:22:31
This bloke is 5ft11 just as well puttin Warwick Davis between the sticks


5.) 15 Jan 2015 17:21:20
Completely agree, far too short for the premier league. We are the worst in Europe when it comes to scouting and transfersz


 

 

13 Aug 2013 06:40:34
Eds, I assume the ESPN rumour is of their usual reliability, surely we wouldn't pay 35mil for Willian? {Ed002's Note - They will be running with a story that is from elsewhere. As I have said, I am not aware of any interest in Willian from Liverpool at this time.}

Burkeyboy

1.) In our dreams


2.) If you look at his goal return its far from good and there are better options out there for half the price being mentioned.

Iker Muniain
Shaqiri
Salvio
Erik Lamela
Konoplyanka


3.) 13 Aug 2013 10:27:31
I saw him playing in the CL last season and he was spectacular, however £35m is way too much. £20-23m would be fair, I'm sure he'd shine at Liverpool and partnering up with Coutinho wouldn't hurt. Adding Willian, a solid CB and LB and it just might persuade Suarez that we'll be a top 4 team this season. {Ed002's Note - A bid of just under €40M has already been rejected.}


4.) Was that €40M bid before or after the Anzhi situation developed? Thanks. {Ed002's Note - It was 10 days ago when Anzhi were already looking to start to restructure their wage budget. It is also irrelevant to what they are asking for, although as we get closer to the window closing they will possibly be accepting less. There is interest in Willian from elsewhere and a prospective deal might just include a player or two on loan for the 2014-2015 season - and a lower cash sale.}


5.) Was that 40m offer from Man City Ed? {Ed002's Note - It was less than €40M and it was from Manchester City. It seems they have since dropped their interest - at least for now - after it was rejected.}


6.) We are aiming too high, we are not a big club anymore. Nobody of any stature/class wants to play for LFC.


7.) 40 million for a striker whos scored 40 goals in 274 appearances hardly seems worth it mind you a majority of his goals came from the ukrainian league which people were already concerned about when we were interested in Micky and he scored 25 goals whilst Willian scored 2 in his league 1 in the domestic cup and 4 in europe I really don't think he'd be worth it.


8.) 13 Aug 2013 17:10:37
Ed02 do you think there is any possibility Liverpool go for him or is he out of our reach? {Ed002's Note - I can't say - but it would cost a great deal of money.}


9.) 13 Aug 2013 17:42:08
We already have Coutinho.


10.) The Times Tony Barrett who so far has been fairly on the ball, is saying we have moved for him now.


11.) 13 Aug 2013 22:58:52
Ben smith and tony barrett say we are interested


 

 

 

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10 Aug 2018 05:01:05
What LFC players do you have in the fantasy league? I've gone with VVD, Allison and Keita. I also swapped Niase for Ings now he's a likely starter with the Saints.
It's my first go at fantasy, so feel free to tell me why you wouldn't have gone with my choices.

Burkeyboy

1.) 10 Aug 2018 05:47:00
My advice is to add two of our front 3 and take VVD and alisson out. Our strength is the number of goals and assists the front 3 get, not the number of clean sheets the defenders keep.


2.) 10 Aug 2018 06:08:12
I’ve got Mane, Salah and Bobby. Between them they earn serious points.


3.) 10 Aug 2018 06:36:24
Ok, to do that, I'd need to get rid of De Bruyne, Sane and Kane. Make sense?


4.) 10 Aug 2018 07:18:15
Kane has never scored in August 👍.


5.) 10 Aug 2018 07:22:18
You're a font of . knowledge Ken.


6.) 10 Aug 2018 07:40:23
Wouldn’t be wholly confident of KDB starting the season tbh mate and.


7.) 10 Aug 2018 09:04:48
I managed to squeeze Kane into my team too burkey. My defence and subs are a shambles though!


8.) 10 Aug 2018 09:32:16
Firmino alongside Aubameyang, with Keita and TAA decently priced and always chance of a goal from one of them. Can see Keita being a star this season.
Cant wait think the prem will be great this year and expecting Wolves and Fulham to do really well for promoted teams.


9.) 10 Aug 2018 09:46:05
Keita is a yellow card all day long. Will cancel out any goals he scores.


10.) 10 Aug 2018 09:47:17
Firmino-Mane-Salah
Build your team from there.


11.) 10 Aug 2018 10:05:50
Must have one of Robertson or Trent in your team. They will always be up the pitch and have all the chances of givings assists and goals alonng with clean sheets.


12.) 10 Aug 2018 11:44:44
I’ve gone
Ederson
Azpi. VVD. Walker. Coleman
Sane sessegnon neves wallcott
Firmino lukaku

I’ve got ings on the bench but don’t think he will play this weekend.


 

 

30 Jul 2018 09:15:28
Sorry if it's been covered, but I scrolled down to check and got bored reading all the happy birthday wishes for Tris.
Anyway, I know it's only one game, but I was really impressed with Shaqiri's debut. I was one who thought he was an unnecessary buy and could stop the development and opportunities of some youth. His movement and link up play was excellent. We won't mention the right footed effort just before his goal, but what a nice way to open your account with the club, even if just in a friendly. Those of you with more tactical nouse than me may be able to comment on the role he played. Was it an attacking mid or what? I see he was even picking the ball up off the CB at one stage. Is this normal for him or are the staff trying to develop him for our system?

Burkeyboy

1.) 30 Jul 2018 09:20:49
I thought he was playing the Coutinho role as an attacking midfielder, just behind the attack. He was also dropping back to receive the ball as you say.


2.) 30 Jul 2018 09:28:48
Jurgen said in the post match interview that given Shaqiri had not really trained much with the club he give him a completely 'free role', to do what he wanted where he wanted. Which is why he was roaming about the pitch wherever he saw pockets of space. I wouldn't expect this to become his role in general. I think he will play on the right wing or potentially as number 8 depending on form/ injuries/ number of matches.


3.) 30 Jul 2018 12:01:29
Why do people keep mentioning the 'coutinho' role? coutinho mainly played from the left and rarely played behind the striker.


4.) 30 Jul 2018 13:37:28
and when he was, he was not playing weol.


5.) 30 Jul 2018 14:33:12
When I mention the "Coutinho role" I'm talking about the later stages of his Liverpool career when he played behind the front 3.


6.) 30 Jul 2018 17:32:48
Seeing the role played by shaqiri the other night and seeing as how we signed him after the fekir deal fell through I think he has been bought as a fekir alternative.

He can play in midfield, behind the forwards or he can play as the forward or winger. I'm more excited about shaqiri than I ever thought I would be. He is a winner, he's won tonnes of medals and I think he's going to help us win the league this year.


 

 

30 Jul 2018 05:27:04
Ed001, it's the law where I come from, that you have to watch the Seinfeld clip where Jerry turns morose and talks about "Happy Birthday".
As I can't stand birthday wishes, have a miserable day you ugly git :) :)

Burkeyboy

{Ed001's Note - I have never seen Seinfeld, but it sounds like they based it on you! With such a great surname, you would think every day would be a joy to you as well....

Thanks mate.}


1.) 30 Jul 2018 09:07:37
Glad you didn't take my unhappy birthday wishes seriously. Being a scouser, I couldn't let all the polite birthday wishes go by without a sarcastic kick in the guts :) .

{Ed001's Note - you mean you weren't being serious? I am shocked! ;-)


 

 

20 Jul 2018 04:07:39
Running up to the CL final, lots of comments were made about not missing Couts. Even if we don't go back for Fekir, we're still much stronger than last season. We scored stacks of goals last season, granted not many from midfield and Salah had a party of a season which I don't think we can expect to see again. Keita will add goals from the mid and Shaqiri will chip in also. If Lallana and studge stay and stay fit, there's goals there too. So, if our transfer business is done for this window, I don't think we need be concerned about not getting a Couts replacement right now.

Burkeyboy

 

 

19 Jul 2018 07:15:56
Maybe I've missed them, but seems to be quite a while ago since we saw a manager posing for a photo with all his new signings at the end of the window. I for one hope to never see another. I still have nightmares of a few pictures that came back to haunt, most notably Houllier with Diouf, Salif Diao and Bruno Cheyrou.

Burkeyboy

1.) 19 Jul 2018 08:17:35
They were gash though.
That's at the point where Ged was losing his touch.


2.) 19 Jul 2018 08:33:59
Pound for pound I would argue the Hodgson photo with Milan Jovanovic, Danny Wilson and Joe Cole was worse.

{Ed001's Note - only because you were gutted that Poulsen was too busy in the barbers to be in the pic....}


 

 

 

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18 Jul 2018 07:14:21
Didn't ED001 confirm contact had been made? If Klopp and FSG weren't serious about wanting the lad, why bother contacting? This isn't a game you know. Karius, Ward and Migs are all still on the books, why upset them even more if you don't think you've got a realistic chance of doing a deal?

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08 Jul 2018 23:50:41
Ed025, there is room in the bin for him now, seeing as though Pickford is doing ok and has been allowed out, and that means one less Blue in there.

Burkeyboy

{Ed025's Note - hes doing more than ok burkey hes the star of the show up till now, if there is any room in that bin i would suggest karius deserves a spot mate, just be careful when you shut the lid though as if it catches his head it could concuss him..


 

 

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20 Jun 2018 08:17:27
So what's the deal? Have read comments on here for a couple of years about him being a good keeper. Is he not showing it in training, or does Klopp just not rate him for whatever reason? Surely if he's good enough he would show it on the training ground?
I wonder how often we bring in players who are no better than those in the ranks.

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29 May 2018 07:20:45
I'd prefer to see Malcolm in the Middle :)

Burkeyboy

{Ed025's Note - love it burkey..


 

 

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10 May 2018 01:28:39
I have it on the highest authority that Buvac has finally agreed to Klopp's demand. He will now only be allowed on the bench if he has a neatly trimmed beard and matching Klopp glasses. Apparently the fitness guy just is pulling it off well enough :)

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20 Aug 2018 19:52:12
I scrolled down to read the original post about salah, first time I can remember a long thread with no thumbs down. Sounds obvious, but there's often one knob. Good to see such unity about the things that really matter. Praying for a recovery xxx.

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15 Aug 2018 06:32:11
Flannagan's Apple, still an authentic pub.

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13 Aug 2018 08:28:25
The difference between us and most other teams that played City last season (and how Arsenal looked last game) is that we don't sit back, worried that they are going to rip us apart. We actually want the ball and want to get at them. Remember the Chelsea game last season? Shameful. As we've seen with the CL last season, we can beat them, and beat them well. Our main problem I fear, is that we'll drop silly points and be relying on other teams to hurt City. I say City, but I don't expect us to be the only ones pushing them. The way everyone is talking, you'd think it's a 2 horse race.

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13 Aug 2018 01:10:56
Agree completely Ed025. Growing up a red, I actually saw more Everton games than ours as my best mate had 2 season tickets to Goodison. When you're 10, you take what you can get. I had no problem wearing a Liverpool shirt sitting in the Gladys watching Everton, and nobody ever game me a problem, even when I was getting into my mid teens. I too have fond memories of piling onto the train at Lime St heading to Wembley with red and blue mixed in together as far as the eye could see. The good old days when "Merseyside, Merseyside" was heard echoing around Wembley.

Burkeyboy

{Ed025's Note - halcyon days indeed them burkey, i was on them trains and in the pubs around wembley where we were all singing together and took over the capital for 2 days, its not like that now unfortunately and i know im probably out of touch and be labeled an "arl arse" but i feel this generation is missing out on something that set us apart from the others mate..


 

 

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10 Aug 2018 07:22:52
Is it still today Ed?

Burkeyboy

{Ed001's Note - I will start writing it today, not sure how long it will take, depends on how busy I am with editing mate.}