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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.


{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

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.


{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.


{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.}


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
Erik Lamela

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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17 Jul 2019 00:52:31
Ed025, need I remind you that i still have a copy of your comments at the start of the 2017-18 season?


{Ed025's Note - we all start the season with hope and aspirations of success burkey, some get realized and some dont but we all live in hope mate..

1.) 17 Jul 2019 07:23:18
Too true mate. My son still thinks every season will be Liverpool's season and has been gutted every year (he's 18). I guess I've been around long enough to live in hope as you say, but not pin everything on a game of footy.

2.) 17 Jul 2019 20:13:45
Burkey, your son is a true fan of LFC. A fan is an eternal optimist who always believes there is light at the end of every tunnel regardless of the adversity he/ she/ they face. Your son is my hero.



15 Jul 2019 22:55:57
Just watched a clip on ESPN where Steve Nicol lists his top 5 wish list for LFC transfers.
1. DeLigt - says he'd be an instant starter - clearly didn't watch Gomez first half of last season.
2 - Coutinho - say no more
3 James Maddison
4 Sessegnon - fair enough
5 Fekir - his last pick

Nicol, hell of a player, awful pundit.


1.) 15 Jul 2019 23:48:06
Why did you even watch it then? Everyone knows he’s terrible. Steve Nicol gets mentioned on here more than most current players.

2.) 15 Jul 2019 23:55:41
Thunderbird, you ever get a really bad smell on your hand? You know it's bad, but you can't help re-smelling that stink.

3.) 16 Jul 2019 01:19:13
Haha Burkey. I did it just now. Just soon after I left the toilet.

4.) 16 Jul 2019 02:06:18
Being American, we are regularly subjected to Steve. He is seen as an expert quite possibly on the basis that he calls it football rather than soccer and once played the sport competitively (this is absolutely a requirement for NBA, but I digress) . He also has an accent which we like (perhaps the most baffling part of it all) . We have amazing punditry in the states. I used to love when Tim Howard reported on Liverpool games whilst still employed by Everton.

5.) 16 Jul 2019 05:12:54
Perfect analogy Burkey xD.

6.) 16 Jul 2019 06:17:46
Burkey, that's wise. Are you 90 yet? 😋.

7.) 16 Jul 2019 07:16:11
Speak up Ugbes, I can't hear you. Type in CAPITALS!

8.) 16 Jul 2019 19:52:15
Spot on, Amerigo. Lived in the States for near 15 years (moved to Brussels in 2017) and hearing Tim Howard commentate on LFC games was quite funny esp. if LFC wins, he always found a way of masking his apparent disgust and never overtly praised us after we won games.

As for Steve Nicol, he is dreadful and he allows his emotions to get the better of him. Also, he just parrots what we all already know about football esp. when it comes to transfers. He just picks up on the rumours we all see in the papers and the internet and runs with it. You should see what he is like when discussing Divvy Origi. His outright contempt for the lad (even before his late season heroics) is palpable and now that Origi after his heroics is staying, it has gotten even worse, saying LFC made a mistake resigning him and that he is a poor footballer. Great player but he is a dreadful pundit.



13 Jul 2019 12:15:03
Has anyone mentioned the banner flown by Liverpool supporters over Man U's training ground in Perth? Quality.


1.) 13 Jul 2019 15:20:57
Quality? Idiots with too much time and money on their hands.

2.) 13 Jul 2019 15:30:31
Irishman relax it’s just a little bit of fun.

3.) 13 Jul 2019 16:25:47
Calm down Irishman 🙄.

4.) 13 Jul 2019 21:32:34
Irishman, slow your roll with that "righteous indignation" stuff cos really, pretty sure the Utd fans are as bent outta shape as you are.
Personally, I thought it was good banter and pretty funny and original.

5.) 13 Jul 2019 23:24:25
I am pretty sure we will see OLE OUT! on a banner flying above Old Trafford before the new season is out.
I myself thank the Australian Branch of Liverpool supporters for such a harmless prank, let's not be banning fun and harmless banter from the game.

6.) 14 Jul 2019 06:21:52
After a couple of decades of goading and gloating from that lot, im sure even they can appreciate the banter. Ever noticed how many banners referencing the ‘perch’ come out when were at Old Trafford?



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1.) 19 Jun 2019 10:54:56
I haven't seen it yet? Is it on mobile?

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2.) 19 Jun 2019 14:11:38
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12 Jun 2019 01:24:35
Reports from Italy about possible move for Lovren from Milan. Thoughts?
Personally, I like the guy. He seems to be best mates with half the squad :) His joy in Madrid, though a sub, was excellent. He's clearly a good guy to have around the squad, question is, is he happy being now 4th choice CB? After his comments after the World Cup I doubt it, so if the move materialises and the fee is decent, then good luck to him.


1.) 12 Jun 2019 06:18:48
He's hit and miss one game he can be an absolute monster and look brilliant the next he looks like a bull in a china shop. I think he will want more game time and now he has a CL medal I expect he will be happy to move to a club less likely to win trophies to get that game time. Also from an LFC perspective I'd imagine he's our second highest paid defender behind VVD and not even making the team so it might be better to free some of the wages up.

2.) 12 Jun 2019 08:05:04
If we’re talking about needing perfect seasons to best City then we can’t afford Lovren’s odd bad days anymore. The City away game comes to mind. Good guy, too highly strung for us to rely on.

3.) 12 Jun 2019 08:29:30
I think if a good offer comes in, we would let him go.
I also think if you could remove the brain farts he has, he would be a top defender
The thing that makes VVD the player we see is his game intelligence.
Lovren just rushes in and gives free kicks away.
The attackers know he's going to get too close and draws the foul off him.

4.) 12 Jun 2019 08:30:55
Lovs who I actually rate ability wise, may not be happy being potentially 4th choice (when all CB's are fit) for another season so even tho he is well-liked by Klopp and the other boys, he may be willing to move on esp. since he just turned 30.

5.) 12 Jun 2019 08:47:52
First of all, he was only 4th choice because he was injured a fair bit last season. I dare say he would have got plenty of game time had he stayed healthy. It just happens that Matip actually done very well. Saying that, it would be difficult to get someone of his calibre to play backup but you can't really stand in the way of his career either. I would love him to stay, we need some experienced guys but, it's up to him I guess.

6.) 12 Jun 2019 09:36:08
I’m a good guy and a good laugh il be the man for a sniff of what lovern makes! We can’t carry passengers because they are good people!

7.) 12 Jun 2019 09:44:33
For me I would say thanks Dejan but time to move on now, we have matip gomez Virgil and Fabinho who can all play centre back so having someone who is 4th choice on a 100k per week makes no sense to me
get a fair prive for him and bring through a youngsters from within the reserves.

8.) 12 Jun 2019 10:53:01
Is it just me? It must be! People go on about matip been good, was he? VVD looked after him, matip had the ODD decent game but that's about it for me, he'd be the first defender I'd replace, he scares me half to death. And don't start with 'he helped the team get all the way to lifting the trophy' nonsense, karius got us to the final last year. If people prefer matip over lovren that's fine, I disagree but we all think differently I just can't understand how people can call matip good, he's average at best.

Lovren for me should be ahead of Matip but due to him getting injured this changed. I don't think he will be going anywhere this summer. Unless we get a decent offer of course.

9.) 12 Jun 2019 10:58:31
Do we have any young centre backs that are expected to make the step up though? Or buy a young centre back that can also cover Robbo at LB?

10.) 12 Jun 2019 10:59:08
Until Gomez got injured he was Virgils partner. Then Lovren, then Matip. That they couldn’t get back in the team when fit again says a lot for our options at the back. If none want to leave I’m fine with that, if we need a replacement then we won't be short of options.

11.) 12 Jun 2019 10:37:18
I agree Johncrow. Nat Phillips is highly regarded apparently.

12.) 12 Jun 2019 12:05:48
@Jay Dub Red: I heard you are a misogynist and don't clean your hands after having a wee. Hardly a great Lovren replacement.

13.) 12 Jun 2019 10:37:18
I agree Johncrow. Nat Phillips is highly regarded apparently.

14.) 12 Jun 2019 13:04:46
So who do we replace him with? 25 mil isn't a lot. Who can we sign for so little to replace?

We can't go into a title challenge with 3 cbs and young hoever. Especially when 2 of them are gomez and matip. Great players but so injury prone.

15.) 12 Jun 2019 13:06:21
Right or wrong my view of Lovren, despite knowing he was not first choice, is that he put the shift in. Forget the wage bills the club can manage those affairs. As fans where we can make a difference, I feel we should be backing a player who did a sterling job as in-fill defence for us. He is blatantly not the best defender we’ve seen but his heart and head are in the right places. With VVD coupled, he did very little wrong and I’d be happy knowing that we have that level of cover on the pitch.
Regarding an earlier comment about Manchester City, I actually think on that occasion Klopp failed to react to City bringing on an additional attacker which resulted in us conceding.

16.) 12 Jun 2019 13:39:05
Ed1, my opinion is clear, I'd choose lovren over matip. May I ask what your opinion is? I know both aren't great defenders and imo matip is far from one but it'd be interesting to see who you'd choose out of the two?

{Ed001's Note - that would depend, if they are happy to stay on the bench, then I fail to see the need to get rid of either. As back ups they are fine, though both have injury problems and Lovren is getting older so his injuries are only going to become more problematic. So it has to be Lovren that would go while he has some value.}

17.) 12 Jun 2019 13:44:25
Exactly run of the Milner, people have short memories it seems.

18.) 12 Jun 2019 13:57:18
Very good point actually Ed now you've put it like that, who can argue against it lol. That's me clamped because I don't know what to say hahaha!

Thanks mate, always good to hear your opinion.

19.) 12 Jun 2019 15:05:22
I'd keep Lovren.
I think most people have the spurs game triggering confirmation bias whenever he errs.
They all make mistakes.
Remember the Fulham away goal?
Milner. VVD. Allison.
imagine we hadn't got that peno?

Lovren is a very good centre back.




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26 Jun 2019 00:52:19
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more. Bit of a goer is she? Well, yes, she does go. Bit of a sport? Yes, she like sport.
So, you've had sex then have you? Well, yes.
What's it like?

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10 Jun 2019 23:19:52
Ed025 you clearly are not on here enough for people to get that scouse sense of humour mate. What are you doing with your time? Actually don't answer that, there are some things in life you just don't want to know.


{Ed025's Note - people tend to get too serious at times burkey, life is too short for seriousness all the time so im here to lighten the mood mate, hell im an evertonian for gods sake and spend most of my time crying so i come on here for respite and a way to vent my frustration, most people get me and some dont and they are the ones that make it all worthwhile.. :)



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17 May 2019 06:32:19
Can't be Walter he used the noun "we". Then again, it's only a few days after the league finished and plenty of time before the CL final for him to flip again.




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30 Apr 2019 00:02:24
Ed002 gave a comprehensive run down a week or 2 ago:

Ed002's Note - Need G, CB, LB/ RB cover and LM - could look to a Creative AM player (along the lines of Fekir (as an example) ) and drop Shaqiri and Keita down the pecking order The club would also need to replace Salah, Mane or Firmino if any were to leave.

GK - Liverpool should look for someone who can be trusted, is older, homegrown and can help with the younger goalkeepers and youth coaching

RB is a difficult position for Liverpool to address unless TAA is moved to midfield (as Ed001 tells me is the plan) and a new first team player arrives - although finding space for TAA in midfield still looks tough to me. There is no natural RB in the U23s who can step up, or so I am told, but we also know that Gomez can provide cover as well. In terms of who the club has looked at, I can only say that I am aware of one player, but no doubt there will be others:
Kenny Lala (RB/ RM) only just signed a new contract Racing Strasbourg but has been looked at by the club - not sure if he would be available
If you were to ask me who I think is a viable option but the club has shown no interest in, I would say Valentino Lazaro (RM/ RW/ RB) who would be a great fix for providing cover for the whole right hand side.

The situation at LB is rather different as there is an up and coming player able to step in to Moreno’s position of providing cover. However, I keep being reminded that thought persist about Lloyd Kelly (LB/ CB) who has been used more in the CB role as Bristol City have a young LB on loan who is clearly preferred. I cannot say whether or not there is any firm interest in Lloyd Kelly (CB), but I can say that Liverpool have looked at a couple of younger CBs as I have explained and other potential options like both Lloyd Kelly and Aidan Wilson who have been "recommended" to the club by an "agent" who may be open to cutting corners (and would be the last person on earth to discuss any of this with me) . More than that I cannot say without some issues arising.
So my advice would be to utilise what the club has or risk losing him:
Adam Lewis (LB) I think he should be promoted to provide cover, in which case LB cover becomes less of an issue
I cannot answer what the club’s views are on Juanma (LB/ CB) but it doesn’t look like he will be able to make the step up given what we have seen in the past 18 months appearance/ bench wise.

CB is easier to deal with but one thing to be remembered is that if Liverpool are to bring in a first pick CB then Gomez becomes available to play or cover either FB position in addition to CB. Although if a ub and coming CB like Godrey or Fry were signed, then Gomez would likely be first pick and they could replace Matip perhaps?
Diego Llorente (CB) has been watched by Marseille, Spurs, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, West Ham, Fulham and Sevilla since joining Real Sociedad in the summer - Spurs could be tempted as they expect TA to leave – and I would not rule out a Liverpool offer
Dael Fry (CB) Liverpool has a declared interest in Fry as they look to bolster the HG quota - knowing that prices will increase - much is expected of Fry
Ben Godfrey (CB) - an option to Fry
Ruben Dias (CB) Liverpool have watched the Benfica CB on several occasions and watched him in a national game against Croatia in September - however, he is heading elsewhere
de ligt (CB) I am not aware of any de Ligt rumours involving Liverpool and they have certainly not expressed any interest – although many of the fans have raised the issue repeatedly. Dayot Upamecano is similar in that Liverpool has shown no interest but people still ask about.
Francisco Ferreira (CB) has also been mentioned and I will remind regular readers that was one of the three young CBs Liverpool looked at in 2017 with a view to taking one in January 2018. He is priced the way he is in order to turn any potential buyers away, such as Manchester City, West Ham and Borussia Dortmund who have also shown a little interest and watched him in the B side over the past 18 months. Anecdotally, the other two were Modibo Sagnan (he will be moving to Real Sociedad in the summer) and Perr Schuurs (he was expected to join Liverpool at 18 – but moved to Ajax) .
And my thoughts on who Liverpool should look to: Jorge Mere (CB) of Cologne, Marseille's Boubacar Kamara (CB) and RBL's Ibrahima Konate (CB) – all young with expectations set very high.

In terms of the DM position I doubt Liverpool will look to adding anyone unless there is a plan to change the way they play, but:
Sandro Tonali (DM) there has been interest from Liverpool but he is going to be very expensive and it is hard to see where he will fit in – I expect him to stay in Italy

Midfield CM is not a position where much is likely to happen but Liverpool need Lallana to be available more often or look to replace him with a LM player:
Nicolo Barella (CM) Whilst it is true that Nicolo Barella is of interest to Liverpool and has been watched a couple of times recently, he is being priced at the very top end of his market value, and Barella has made it clear that he wants to be a starter and stay in Italy - so difficult unless Liverpool plan to move Naby Keïta on to raise the money and make space in the side, it seems an unlikely move. is not a position where much is likely to happen
Diego Laxalt (LM) Long term interest will come to nothing as he looks to be heading elsewhere
Bruno Fernandes (AM) is of interest to Everton, Manchester United, Milan and Liverpool who have all looked at him on two or more occasions. Spurs maintain an interest but only if Christian Eriksen leaves. Asking price has more than doubled from what was already a high price in recent months and that has pushed aside interest from Juventus who don't see the value, Valencia and CSKA. Whilst Bayern Munich and another EPL side have looked as well, neither have a declared interest that I know of and both have other AM targets.
Julian Brandt (LW/ AM) if he is available Liverpool will be one of the interested clubs – and I expect him to be available and the focus of attention.
Joao Felix (AM) is not a player Liverpool has spoken to his club about and a lot of efforts are being made to finalise a move elsewhere.

Wings and Forwards:
Paulo Dybala (AM/ RW/ F) is another one of the nailed on players that is perhaps not as nailed on as people think – however, he is available and Juventus are open not use him in a little horse trading for either Icardi (who is likely heading elsewhere) or Salah (whose “agent” has been knocking on their door for a while trying to make a move happen. Would be a decent Salah replacement.
Nicolas Pepe (RW) two sides are in discussions with Lille and Liverpool has no declared interest – if they did it would be as a Salah replacement – I would not hold your breath
Federico Chiesa (RW) significant interest from elsewhere and Fiorentina planning on pricing him out of a move at something like €120M, Liverpool has shown no interest, but if they do it would be as a Salah replacement
Lorenzo Insigne (LW) – has been mentioned regularly but would be a Salah or Mane replacement but very, very expensive €150M asking price
Everton (LW) Manchester City don't see value in the €50M asking price and Milan see him as a potential option – I am not aware of any declared interest from Liverpool
Thorgan Hazard (LW/ AM) Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed discussions with one club, the interest of another and that their player have been watched by a number of sides including Liverpool – there are apparently no offers on the table and no further discussions are planned before the end of the season – so currently no more than a tenuous link
Timo Werner (S) It has been reported by the Fat Kid from Bolton that a deal for Werner was agreed with RBL in January – it wasn’t. Someone else (whose name escapes me) has apparently said again recently that the deal with RBL is agreed and it is just the salary deal to be figured out – this is all news to Leipzig who have been speaking to Bayern Munich trying to agree a price. There has certainly be interest from Klopp but right now there is no deal in place at all. It is had to see how Werner would fit in unless there is a change of style.
Silas Wamangituka (S) I am not aware of any declaration of interest from Liverpool in Silas Wamangituka but he has certainly been watched by them so it is certainly possible it will come. Barcelona and numerous other sides, including several from England such as Brighton, Leicester and Spurs have also taken a look. A problem the English sides have is he will never be eligible to be home grown and would likely not get a work permit - whereas Barcelona don't have any such issues. I would not hold your breath.

Outbound (perhaps) :

Simon Mignolet (G) maybe
Loris Karius (G)

Alberto Moreno (LB)

Nathaniel Clyne (RB)

Joel Matip (CB) will make way if a new CB is to be added

Marco Grujic (CM) perhaps another loan, no assurance he will get a WP in England
James Milner (CM/ RM) perhaps
Adam Lallana (LM)
Alan (CM) can't get a WP - a further loan to Fluminese

Sheyi Ojo (RW)
Harry Wilson (RW) needs to make a decision and talk to the club to see if there will ever be a chance for him at Liverpool - there is serious interest in him now
Ryan Kent (LW)

Divock Origi (F) perhaps but right now I expect him to stay
Daniel Sturridge (S)
Bobby Adekanye (S)
Taiwo Awoniyi (S) won't get a WP
Danny Ings (F)





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17 Jul 2019 22:33:34
Ed002, that can't be right, me mate said they paid the full 140 mil up front. How else could we have bought VVD and Becker? :)




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17 Jul 2019 07:23:18
Too true mate. My son still thinks every season will be Liverpool's season and has been gutted every year (he's 18). I guess I've been around long enough to live in hope as you say, but not pin everything on a game of footy.




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16 Jul 2019 07:56:27
Hadn't bothered reading the Neymar comments re his best moments until your review Ed. What a guy hey? I wouldn't take him at Liverpool even if he was free.


{Ed001's Note - utter bell mate, he really is.}



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16 Jul 2019 07:16:11
Speak up Ugbes, I can't hear you. Type in CAPITALS!




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15 Jul 2019 23:55:41
Thunderbird, you ever get a really bad smell on your hand? You know it's bad, but you can't help re-smelling that stink.