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02 Jan 2018 12:25:29
Ed do we hold any interest in Mahrez. On Saturday Klopp had nothing but high praise for him saying he is a wonderful player. I know he is not everyone's cup of tea and they will say he's only had 1 good season ( but it was 1 amazing season which is 1 more than most of our players) he's also having a very good season this year with 7 goals and 7 assists. Last season he had 4 goals and 2 assists in 9 CL games. Unlike the other players we have been linked with his advantage is he is premier league proven and would be available for half the price of Lemar who is proven in a French league. His weakness is most definitely his attitude but that is where Klopp excels.


{Ed001's Note - I don't know mate, we have certainly not shown any prior to this window.}

1.) 02 Jan 2018 12:51:49
Cheers for the reply Ed01. Like I said he may not be everyone's cup of tea but neither was the Ox and he's doing alright. Also When we were first linked to Salah I don't think many LFC fans were overly excited including myself and look how that is turning out. Klopp is building something here and if it's one thing I've learnt it's to trust his judgement and support whoever comes in regardless of the already pre judged feelings we might have.

{Ed001's Note - agreed. I look on it that we give our opinion until it happens, then we are best to give them a chance to prove themselves either way.}

2.) 02 Jan 2018 13:09:30
Be very interesting if Mahrez was to come in, do you believe he would play deeper Ed? or can he play a little bit deeper rather then be a winger/ Inside forward? there is no doubting his talent when he is on form like said above its his attitude that let's him down.

{Ed001's Note - no mate, he does not put in enough effort for me to play any deeper.}

3.) 02 Jan 2018 19:46:55
Funnily enough. I live by John Lennon airport and have just been to the corner shop to pay me leccy. . and there's mahrez right in front of me buying a toblerone and a can of tizer. I tell thee.

4.) 02 Jan 2018 23:53:31
I must agree with @Jayden23. Mahrez look to me the closest to Coutinho, he can open any team with his brilliant passing, good left foot too. He will do well with our front three. and if he were to come here i believe he will improve his work rate which is his weakness.



27 Dec 2017 18:03:38
Welcome to LFC, VVD. Club site have confirmed he will wear no 4 shirt. Interesting to see fans thoughts now after seeing quite a change in view on him the last few weeks. This is massive backing from FSG who I have had doubts about in the past. Let's hope Coutinho isn't used to balance the books.


1.) 27 Dec 2017 18:21:33
Of course coutinho will be balancing the books mate. I think he's gone in January personally.

2.) 27 Dec 2017 18:30:54
Benny, I hope that we keep hold of Couts till the summer, then we will have the time to bring in a proper replacement .

3.) 27 Dec 2017 18:31:17
Can't see it personally. He's can't play in CL and Barcelona have already walked the league. It makes no sense for him to go now for both clubs and they have dembele coming back.



20 Nov 2017 07:24:24
Eds media reporting Sturridge wants out in Jan. Any truth in this and if so would we look to replace him. What with Origi already on loan and Ings also being linked with a move.


{Ed001's Note - he wants to play or leave in January yes, loan or permanent deal to give himself a chance of making the World Cup squad. I don't expect him to leave, but if both he and Ings were to leave, then a forward would be sought.}

1.) 20 Nov 2017 08:11:28
Again very interesting thanks eds.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

2.) 20 Nov 2017 08:25:46
I would honestly think he is at the best place to make the England squad, Klopp seems to be managing him time considering that he seems to be getting less injuries, regaining form and scoring. I fear for him that should he get a team that relies on him week in week out he might not even be fit to be incontention come world cup, could be wrong.

3.) 20 Nov 2017 10:24:15
I think Southgate has shown he will pick a youngster over an older guy that isn't playing regular football. Sturridge will struggle for minutes and if he wants to move on we should do right by him.

4.) 20 Nov 2017 11:23:10
Not surprised and can't blame him, he is criminally over-looked and Klopp has made it clear he'd just simply rather not use him.

{Ed001's Note - criminally overlooked? No idea where you get that from. He has not done enough to deserve a place.}

5.) 20 Nov 2017 12:09:18
How is Sturridge criminally overlooked? His direct competition is Firmino who happens to be very important to our attacking play. Sturridge offers very little of what Klopp expects from his No.9.

6.) 20 Nov 2017 12:56:23
Maybe not enough to deserve a starting place, but when Firmino looks dead on his feet he doesn't deserve 20 minutes? Or when our attack has looked completely blunt for 2 games in a row he doesn't even deserve a try? Klopp only turns to Sturridge when he has absolutely no other choice when to me, he's earned regular gametime as a reliable first backup option. To me he's been wasted which has been fine when we've been scoring 3 a game. But we went through a long patch where we struggled badly for goals and for him to barely get a try during that period was criminal and suggests to me that there is nothing sturridge can reasonably do to force his way into Klopps plans - he's just not capable of being the type of forward Klopp wants and there is no situation where Klopp will adapt his game plan to what Sturridge.

{Ed001's Note - he has done nothing to earn that position when Solanke has been playing better than him this season.}

7.) 20 Nov 2017 13:54:50
Sorry but for all his talent he is not worth the salary he claims from LFC for the availability we get from him. He is a massive hypochondriac when it comes to not playing for the slightest knock.

I would let him go as long as adequate cover is in place, Bobby and Solanke won't be enough.

Cut our loses get the wages back and move on.

Newcastle would be a good move for him.

8.) 20 Nov 2017 14:13:09
If Sturridge leaves, can we see Ings as his replacement? Ings is doing pretty well at u23 and is gaining his fitness back.

9.) 20 Nov 2017 14:45:56
this will sound brutal but i was pleased when i read this as his legs gone and although he seems nice enough guy and seems to have a good footballing brain his body won't hold up to constant games and id also rather see the chances he has got this season so far go to solanke whom i have been impressed by and want to see more off.

10.) 20 Nov 2017 18:38:13
Sturridge has given us a lot o goals over the years, and at this stage, with the World Cup comimg, he needs playing time, so maybe its best for all that we let him go, at a good price, so he has some chance of making this World Cup .

11.) 20 Nov 2017 19:51:22
I would think letting him go in January will maximise his value. £25 million if we get lucky and they get desperate.

12.) 20 Nov 2017 20:43:03
What is happening with the comments, or is it only the select few that get shown?

{Ed002's Note - Most of yours get deleted.}

13.) 21 Nov 2017 06:56:45
Ed001 what do you think of Solanke so far?

{Ed001's Note - he has done well but it is early days and we need to see a lot more of him.}



17 Aug 2017 20:50:44
Seeing reports that Mane and Can are out of this weekends fixture due to knocks. Eds please tell me this is not true.


{Ed001's Note - I haven't heard one way or the other sorry.}

1.) 17 Aug 2017 21:04:20
As long as they're fit for Wednesday. If we can't beat Crystal Palace without them (Huddersfield thrashed them) then we really have problems!

2.) 17 Aug 2017 21:24:28
Huddersfield's result has no baring on how we'll do. Why do fans always go "oh so and so thrashed them so we will"?

3.) 17 Aug 2017 21:27:29
We have a big enough squad to cope. Grujic or Milner in for Can and then Origi, Sturridge or Solanke in for Mané. Still gives us a strong team. If we can't cope without them for a game it doesn't bode well for a season where we could (hopefully) be fighting in four different competitions!

4.) 17 Aug 2017 21:38:25
People tend to forget that Palace has won on the last three visits to Anfield.

5.) 17 Aug 2017 22:04:55
They'll be missing Zaha which is huge for them. I'd back us against anyone in our first home game of the season.

6.) 17 Aug 2017 22:48:14
The way De Boer sets his team up helps us. I think we'll win comfortably. Hope Stuzza starts and gets an early goal, hoping for him to really show up this season.

7.) 17 Aug 2017 23:25:04
If true, Kent in for Mane. Deserves his chance after pre season.

8.) 18 Aug 2017 03:11:08
I'd expect origi and Milner to come in. Already looking thin. I really hope we bring in some more quality. Not 100% convinced we will. If that was the plan it would've happened already wouldn't it? Are we still going to be sat here with mere hours to end of window expecting 3 quality signings?

9.) 18 Aug 2017 07:57:46
CP is our bogey team at home and De Boer will not definitely park the bus a bit cos he will not want to get thrashed like he did last week. It will not be an easy game and also, Benteke feels right at home at Anfield when on the opposing side.

10.) 18 Aug 2017 08:52:55
I don't get that squad is looking thin. Who could we possibly sign to replace Mane when he's injured? Someone of the same quality that's happy to sit on the bench to wait for an injury just isn't going to happen. We have a big enough forward line to juggle things around and still beat most teams.

11.) 18 Aug 2017 13:34:42
Confirmation off somebody would be good as I have mane in my fantasy lol.

12.) 18 Aug 2017 15:57:04
The squad is not thin, it's just not filled with enough quality. Still a lot of youngsters on the bench. We should have that quality that allows some of our first team (naming no names) to start on the bench.

13.) 20 Aug 2017 09:46:13
Those youngsters have been narrowed down over the past few seasons to those with a chance of being good enough. TAA we're seeing that potential with and Gomez was bought for that potential. People seem to think those lads will magically get experience and develop whilst sitting in the stands watching a series mid to late 20s imports play. There are plenty of players out there to buy but personally i'm not convinced those that would significantly improve things are firstly in big supply and secondly available to buy. The club now needs to do a better job with developing with what it has. There isn't a consistently top 4 standard keeper available to buy right now. We saw with Bravos and Hart last season that buying guys from bug clubs etc doesn't work out by default. Same with defenders, how many that will be consistently good enough to make LFC into title challengers are available to buy? Matip, Lovren, Gomez and Klavan may just have to be worked on and the midfield improved to cover across them.

Plus most on here would find something to moan abour. If you talk about Lloris people say the defence makes him look good, if ypu say to go for those defenders apparently they're all crap and no better than what is already here. Most who complain couldn't name genuinely viable targets they know would improve the squad to title winning level. So ultimately it is time for the coaches to be the target here and they do everything they can to sort this. There is no one shot solution out there.



25 Jul 2017 08:21:33
Eds have you heard anything about Chelsea bidding for VVD. Media reporting they're in for him. Our history of rivalling Chelsea for players is not the best.


{Ed001's Note - they were interested but walked away when Saints quoted them a price, that was prior to all the storm over our move for him. Ed002 has told you all this already.}

1.) 25 Jul 2017 08:29:59
Cheers Ed 01 was just wondering if anything had changed as media are recycling the info again then. Keep up the good work, love the site.

{Ed001's Note - it is best to just ignore the media to be honest. It is all just hearsay and bull in the main.}

2.) 25 Jul 2017 08:33:41
Cheers Ed 01. That's what happens when you're on holiday from work. Too much spare time on my hands. I can't actually wait for season to start and window to close so we can just go about our business on the pitch.

{Ed001's Note - holiday? What's one of those?}

3.) 25 Jul 2017 08:42:53
Bit of a concern re Vvd now as Chelsea have appeared to have an interest. What a complete cock up by lfc in this transfer market.

4.) 25 Jul 2017 08:53:50
Transfer window is still open for another 5 weeks, quit the hysteria mate.

{Ed002's Note - Right now he is still "not for sale". If that changes the prior interest of Arsenal and Chelsea may return.}

5.) 25 Jul 2017 09:11:34
Hardly hysteria mate just fact.
Here's another fact if an it looks very possible we miss out on our two main targets do we go for as all decent players have been snapped up. This season is massive for lfc an yet again we haven't addressed our biggest problem keeper and defence.

6.) 25 Jul 2017 09:22:18
And VVD has previously told Liverpool he'll choose us over Chelsea, I doubt much has changed in that respect.

7.) 25 Jul 2017 09:43:16
Does Rudiger not affects Chelsea's interest ed002?

{Ed002's Note - No Fencey.}

8.) 25 Jul 2017 10:10:03
Hello Eds
Thanks for all the ways you have been engaging us, with banter, answers to questions and general information.
Please explain how transfers work. Not as a whole but as pertaining to getting one's target. You mentioned that once VVD is placed on sale, the interests from Arsenal and Chelsea are still on the table. How would this affect us getting our man seeing he wants us and we are willing to pay the asking price. When would a bidding war come into play?
Apologies for asking so many questions.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool formally withdrew their interest in the player. If they were to change their minds they could approach Southampton, who have the stance thet they do not wish to sell - although the player's position is I would think untenable now.}




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08 Feb 2018 17:32:06
A big 4 days coming up. We seem to be able to mix and match our midfield and defence without really having a significant drop in quality to what we have. We definitely can't do that with the front 3. So the question is are the front 3 going to play 2 very important games in 4 days or will they be rested possibly? . And if so which game is the more important? For me it's the league game on Sunday.


1.) 08 Feb 2018 18:54:36
Jay, don't forget our ability to mix and match our defence as well. To your point on our front three rotation for the next 3/ 4 games, Klopp has to try and win the Saints game early (yeah, easier said than done) so changes can be made. T

he Saints game is the most important, as you say cos like it or not, CL is not something we can realistically think of winning. As for personnel, we can always play Ox on either side to give Salah and Sadio a blow esp. since we have enough to options in CM and defence to go to Porto and do a job cos well, we don't really have to win. The Saints game, tho? We HAVE to win and we have to play that game to win it and worry about the rest later. We can then see what happens for the next weekend's game, maybe give Ings and Solanke a go at the start of that one.

2.) 08 Feb 2018 19:02:15
Br I mentioned the defence mate.

3.) 08 Feb 2018 21:25:36
Winning is a habit, win the next game.
Focus on beating Saints first and foremost.
Get 3 goals up against Saints and bring some players off before the CL game.
That’s my philosophy anyway.

4.) 09 Feb 2018 02:54:22
BRover, the champions league is the ONLY competition we are in which we have a realistic chance of winning. Would you really prioritise Top 4 over the CL when the prize for Top 4 is next years Champions League anyway? We are not Arsenal and there's still a chance of silverware this season. Full strength eleven versus Porto for me.

5.) 09 Feb 2018 02:57:39
I’m in agreement with Ron, play to win then worry about Porto. My main concern is actually midfield where we need Hendo fit against Porto, and also Firmino and Salah who are key but have been playing an awful lot.

I’d like to see Can playing deep against the Saints to keep Hendo fresh for Porto, and also likewise Ings for Firmino. Then Klopp to make subs at 60min rather than 90 for Salah to protect him a little for the second game and give Solanke a shot.

6.) 09 Feb 2018 06:52:09
I also think injuries can happen in training as well as in games, we wouldn’t stop certain players training to preserve them for the Porto game.
If we pick up injuries in league matches then so be it, the league is our bread and butter, there’s no guarantee our full strength XI will beat Porto anyway.

7.) 09 Feb 2018 09:58:24
RedLorry, The league is our bread and butter, as Ron said. We have very little chance of winning the CL on paper, fact. We are in the driver's seat to make CL again this season on paper, fact. I am not saying we should not try to win the CL if we can as that would be foolish. What I am saying is that we should focus more on making sure we finish strong in the PL while at the same time trying to win the CL. It is perfectly possible to walk and chew gum at the same time provided you are sure of what your main target is and to me, that is top 4, not the CL.

8.) 09 Feb 2018 10:51:04
I'd like to see solanke start against Southampton as I believe even without firmy we can still be very dangerous going forward. Maybe mane and ox on the wings. as long as we defend properly and the linesman has glasses on I can't see Southampton scoring. As for Porto we must go full strength and get some away goals under our belt. Porto won't be able to handle the anfield effect so as long as we score and win in Portugal we should be ok for a quarter final spot at least. Imagine 7 European results could see us lift the trophy. YNWA.

9.) 09 Feb 2018 11:13:54
Not a bad shout there, Ftaboynotslim re: Solanke and don't be surprised if Bobbie and/ or Salah do not start the Saints game.

10.) 09 Feb 2018 11:42:47
I disagree, I think Porto is by far and away the most important game. What is the point in worrying about finishing top four if once you do qualify, you don't bother trying to win the tournament. I believe we can win ucl. We have beaten City who are arguably the best team in Europe atm. We beat bayern Munich 3 0 in Munich in Pre season. My point is we can beat anyone on our day. I understand your point about the importance of top 4 finish but the world's biggest club tournament has to take priority for me. I think we will field a slightly weaker team for Southampton with maybe solanke or ings getting the nod and salah and co playing a bit part role.

11.) 09 Feb 2018 11:45:42
Anyone missing a world class replacement for Coutinho ( 7 goals and 6 assists ) .

12.) 09 Feb 2018 13:49:51
Just because you write ‘fact’ at the end of a sentence, doesn’t tmake it correct. We have every chance of winning the CL this year, especially with a bit of belief. Im sure Klopp won't be looking at it as a long shot. Good job Rafa never had that mentality too.

13.) 09 Feb 2018 18:01:57
RedLorry, you are right. I just do that "fact" thing for fun. Seriously, of all the teams touted to win the CL, we are the ones with the least amount of chances (chance nonetheless) to win it and since we are playing the law of averages game, that is all you can go by. We have to be realistic here until something changes and that is my point. CL is out of reach right now. Top 4 is not. That does not mean that we tank one competition for another. We go out to win every game, for sure. I'm just saying that we should know where our realistic priority or as Ron said, our bread and butter, is and that IMO, still remains the PL and top 4.

14.) 10 Feb 2018 09:15:44
I’m not saying prioritise one game over another, I’m just saying we should play “full strength” every game. If we win the first CL game 6-0 then we can play a weakened team in the 2nd leg. 🤝.

15.) 10 Feb 2018 11:21:20
Neither am I, Ron.



01 Feb 2018 06:58:22
Window is now closed so the confirmation we all knew anyway is that this current squad will finish the season. We all know our weakness's and we know our strengths. I'm sure there is going to be many ups and plenty of downs from now until May but I am for one looking forward to it. Pointless dwelling on who we have sold and not signed as there is nothing that can be done about it now. We might as well just sit back and enjoy the football. YNWA.


1.) 01 Feb 2018 07:38:03
Agreed. I think we are the second most feared team in the league and that's why most teams park buses against us. It would of been nice to get a locksmith in the midfield but we have actually had decent away results and are unbeaten at home. City are making everyone look average but if it weren't for their form we would be in the title hunt with United and chelski. Just praying for a solanke goal and ingsy to score and that confidence boost should be like signing new players. YNWA.

2.) 01 Feb 2018 08:09:40
Which league table you looking at 'Fatboy. '? In the title hunt with United and Chelski? Given we're above Chelsea now and only 3 points behind united surely we're already in the title hunt? oh, hang on, City are miles ahead of all of us.

3.) 01 Feb 2018 08:17:07
Exactly I would have loved someone to come in but Klopp knows his squad best he knows who he wants and if he didn’t see something during January that he wanted then fair play to the fella I’ll trust him and the Les we’ve got. 3rd at the minute, AND if all goes wel Sunday we can open some space between 5th and ourselves regardless of other results. Still very optimistic have a good one reds be back at the weekend haha.



31 Jan 2018 18:47:36
Next 5 days could prove to be a defining moment in our season. Best case we could be 8 points clear of Spurs with 12 games to go. Worst case we could be in 5th.


1.) 31 Jan 2018 18:56:37
Were Spurs not ahead of us in the table earlier this season?

Let's just take it match by match. You can imagine what it feels like being an Arsenal supporter at this point. Ha ha.

When the season is done, we will know where we stand. Season is long from over.

We still have CL to look forward too ;-)

2.) 31 Jan 2018 18:58:46
Surely the best case scenario is that we are 2nd in 5 days time. There is too much emphasis on finishing 4th, let’s just try to finish as high as possible.

3.) 31 Jan 2018 19:01:59
Would prefer it if Spurs were 7 points behind us.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 19:03:53
Smeg head very good point. Being second would be best case scenario I stand corrected. Max our next fixture is in 5 days time so I am actually taking it 1 game at a time. Agree though season is long from over.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 19:06:03
If Chelsea lose by 2 goals tonight we actually go third without kicking a ball.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 19:21:13
Smeg, first time I think I’ve ever agreed with you, you’re right mate enough of this 4th place, let’s go after 2nd then we’ve had a very very good season.

7.) 31 Jan 2018 20:10:58
Jay, let's just stop with the "season defining 5 days/ game" stuff for now as it is first, not true and second, we can beat Spurs or Spurs can beat us or a draw and NOTHING would be sealed/ lost yet on either side. All we will win if we win like vs City, is 3 points, end of story. No statements of intent, no chest pumping, none of that. Just 3 points and on to the next game. That should be the attitude right now cos getting all hyped up after a win, loss or draw is why we read the pathetic, OTT posts we all read after "insert result here".

8.) 31 Jan 2018 20:57:51
We are above chelsea now.



31 Jan 2018 07:24:16
Ed01 and everyone else away from transfer talk what's your thoughts on taking away draws. Imagine 20 teams playing trying to win 38 games everytime they go onto that pitch. Can anyone else name me a sport where teams or individuals play for a draw or even celebrate when they do draw. For me it's only football.


{Ed001's Note - isn't that part of its charm? That you get unsatisfying draws as well as miserable defeats and glorious victories adds to the allure of the game.}

1.) 31 Jan 2018 07:48:25
when a team like Swansea parks the bus, literally shuts us out for 90 minutes - I jsut think, you're bottom of the league, why don't you do that every week?

2.) 31 Jan 2018 08:06:39
Not for me Ed 01 mate. Watching teams park buses or play for a draw and then celebrate is everything that is wrong with a sport that is meant to be entertaining for spectators. I just think both teams trying to win a game from the 1st to the 90th minute would be amazing. Not being biased we do under Klopp so we don't really see it as much. But I very rarely watch other games now when I know beforehand both teams will happily take a draw. Just my opinion though enjoy the hectic posts that today will no doubt bring and keep up the amazing work this site brings 👍.

{Ed001's Note - I understand that, and I agree with what you are saying, however I really do think it is partly those frustrations that make the game so absorbing and addictive.}

3.) 31 Jan 2018 08:21:34
Taking away draws would probably ruin the premier league. Small teams can not be expected to compete with some of the bigger teams and if they can't try for a draw results would more than likely become more predictable. It's frustrating but it's what it is. They would probably park the bus anyway in and attempt to nick a win. That bus was still parked when we were 3 nil up last night sure.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 08:24:41
I agree Ed001. Would like to hear your views on VAR. Appologies if you’ve already given one. I’m not a fan as I believe controversial decisions also add to the spice of it all.

{Ed001's Note - but controversial decisions are also a good way to hide match fixing and corruption of the results. The addition of VAR makes that more difficult. That is why I feel it has to be made to work.}

5.) 31 Jan 2018 08:26:09
Get rid of relegation and swap prize money around from top to bottom. So 20th gets 1st prize money and so on.

Park the bus will stop and the game will simply even out.

It wouldn't go back style because the top clubs do have huge revenue still but imagine Brighton for example getting 120mil at the end of the campaign and no relegation.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 08:37:12
Fair point Ed001. I just think too much technology and too much money are taking the soul away from the game. I remember when it used to be about winning and trophies, not how big bank balances are.

7.) 31 Jan 2018 09:20:05
Jayden - in Cricket, teams often play for a draw. Rugby teams will settle for a draw in many circumstances, although considering the higher and less even nature of scoring it's much less often that they get the chance, but many teams will take a last minute penalty kick to score and draw rather than risk going for a try.

Other than that, I can't think of any major sport where going for a drawer is an option. I think maybe american football can but basketball, hockey, ice hockey, tennis, darts, badminton, pretty much all athletics and baseball only can based on the weather making it impossible to play. So the acceptability of those tactics isn't really portable to other sports because the rules of other sports! What is portable is that teams can build exceptionally tight defenses and force a game to be low scoring to compensate for low offensive capability.

Personally I'd never want to see my team play like that - I don't particularly care how our opposition play, I love sport for the entertainment and I'd struggle to watch my team not play with intent to win.

8.) 31 Jan 2018 09:50:42
I would say football is one of the only games where you can play for a draw due to the low scoring nature of the game.
You saying cricket teams and rugby teams go for a draw but is only a decision made at a certain part of the game, I. e a cricket team has zero chance of a win so digs in for a draw and with a kick in rugby it’s a percentage call, if it was football would you take a penalty for a draw or a corner and if you score you win? No brainer really.
The American sports have overtime so you can’t finish in a draw so it’s the only major sport you can really play for a draw and have success but if your good enough you should be able to break them down but for some reason we really struggle to do this.

9.) 31 Jan 2018 09:50:51
Kloppshop The so called smaller teams only play 6 top teams mate. The other 13 teams they play they would still have a chance of winning if they went for it. Even with draws in now the so called lesser teams normally get relegated so i don't really see the difference it would make there.
Hjikle i 100% disagree with Rugby teams play for a draw. No way in hell does any rugby team step onto that pitch aiming to draw it and cricket is a boring sport because of that.

10.) 31 Jan 2018 10:36:11
Corba - often cricket teams will make the call from the start, bowling as slow as possible without being fined and batting to build massive scores over high lengths of times by taking on zero risks. Depends who is playing who and what the situation is really. Rugby like I said erratic scoring rules make it rare but you do see it occasionally. But yes like you say, it's more common in football because it's more likely to get you where you want to be. let's face it, Portugal just won the Euro's by playing for a draw in every game - they didn't actually win a game until the knockout stage and only won 2/ 7 in normal time.

11.) 31 Jan 2018 10:39:50
Ed001, you mention the prevention of corruption of results and match fixing. excuse my ignorance but is this something that is a widespread problem? For some reasons I thought it was something that happened in lower leagues and foreign countries (Italy off the top of my head)
Are the powers that be worried that corruption of results happens more generally across the top leagues?
Cheers and apologies if you've already covered this I just find it fascinating.

{Ed001's Note - no one knows for sure. However there are so many ridiculous decisions etc they could easily be a bit of fixing. The English game is certainly not as clean as the FA would like to pretend it is. They cover up failed drugs tests etc, so how can we trust that they are keeping it clear of fixing too?}

12.) 31 Jan 2018 11:00:53
That's sounds like a rubbish yank idea ;) . Personally having been brought up a St Johnstone fan my whole life (local team) I love a draw. Nothing better than beating the old scum but sometimes when they spend the whole game banging about 100 shots towards the goal, a draw feel amazing to a minnow club. especially given my dad would never leave a game early so I sat through many a drubbing. 7-0 to rangers is one I particularly remember as we were in a mixed stand and the huns were leaving as much as 20mins early so my dad was given them cheak and got a few threats in return. I was crapping it haha.

13.) 31 Jan 2018 14:21:50
I actually think the park the bus strategies just adds to the diversity of the game - I enjoy watching Liverpool having to learn to take on different styles of opposition rather than everyone playing exactly the same way. Sometimes there’s a draw that feels like a victory and that’s part of the charm of the game.

Oh. just one exception. Mourinho. Anyone who has those resources and that much talent at his disposal and plays for a draw is just a bit disappointing.

14.) 31 Jan 2018 14:29:04
I always wonder how exactly a team fixes a match, like do they just play horrendously on purpose? Or like in penalties someone agrees to blaze it over?

15.) 31 Jan 2018 15:43:46
what I did see last night that I was happy about, was that with Huddersfield parking the bus, we pushed Robbo much higher up the left side, thus giving us more width,
its a big factor in breaking these teams down, so I hope that we use this tactic more often .

16.) 31 Jan 2018 18:15:06
4 pts for a win,1 for a draw might encourage more open attacking games, that was the thinking when it when it went to 3 pts I think.



29 Jan 2018 06:20:58
Apparently out of the last 10 shots on target against us we've conceded 9 of them. I know this has been done to death but until we get a top class keeper then we won't win any trophies. Even the best defence and midfield can't stop every shot against us.


1.) 29 Jan 2018 07:12:13
Whilst I think stats are useful have a look at those 9 goals and figure out how many of them could or should have been saved. Sometimes keepers don't have much say in it.

2.) 29 Jan 2018 07:41:48
Those stats are severely misleading as if you don't take into account the quality of the shots, the collection of defensive errors that may have led to them and if there is a higher probability of the GK making the save. Again, stats like that are meaningless w/ o context.

3.) 29 Jan 2018 07:47:48
Should have been saved? Well 4 out of the 5 goals West Brom scored could and would have been stopped by an average keeper. Their second was hit straight down the centre but Mignolet has shocking reflexes. Their 3rd was a header from 4 yards out that Mignolet literally didn't even attempt to claim. Their 4th doesn't go in if Mignolet is in position on his line, and not in no mans land, and their 5th was just weak goal keeping. How can a 6ft4 keeper not win an aerial duel in a one on one situation where he can use his hands?

West Brom's first goal was a screamer to be fair.

In terms of the Swansea and City games, Karius should really have done better at his front post from Sane, but he had no chance with the others.

Karius in my opinion, is not the long term answer. He's had a lot of games this season, and although he's not made loads of mistakes, he still doesn't make those fantastic saves you need your keeper to make in order to challenge for things regularly. However, Karius is still 5 times the keeper Mignolet is, and if he gets a sustained run in the second half of the season, who knows? I still think we'll be after a new keeper in June.

4.) 29 Jan 2018 07:53:29
The keeper is the last form of defence and should be better protected imo.

5.) 29 Jan 2018 08:18:04
Better protected? The keepers have faced 10 shots in 3 games. If you want it reduced to less than that, then kiss goodbye to attacking football.

Our defence is error prone and on the whole, not good enough but that is highlighted and exaggerated because we don't have a keeper who can save even 50% of the shots they face. Let alone the 70-80% that guys like Nick Pope and David De Gea are averaging. Man for man, our defence is at least as good as Man United's. The difference is they have a solid DM in front of them and a world lass keeper behind them. The sad reality is, there isn't a lot of good defenders about. However there is a lot of good DM's and keepers. I understand if Klopp doesn't see a DM in hos philosophy, but it would be nice to have a guy in between the sticks because we might as well not have one right now. Every time they are called into making a save, it goes in. At least Karius can kick and catch a ball, i guess. He's no shot stopper though.

6.) 29 Jan 2018 08:44:21
Both keepers are gash. Stop trying to cover it up when th excuses and sign a new one like city did when they bought a bad keeper, just get a new one.

7.) 29 Jan 2018 08:46:33
Our best form of defence is our attack right now. If teams negate our attack then we have little or no defence at all because we're too busy trying to crack a team open. We need to learn to be patient and grind results when this happens. We seriously need a plan b for teams who sit back. I think the problem ultimately lies in our midfield. When we can't create attacks, we become more vulnerable to their attacks Against Huddersfield we need to play lallana, hendo and ox in midfeild. can and winaldum have been bang average against stubborn sides and ox is clearly the better of the 2.

8.) 29 Jan 2018 10:22:34
BRover the fact that we have conceded 9 goals from 10 shots is hardly deceiving. And it's not like it is making good keepers look bad. I don't need to look at them stats to make up my judgement about our keepers.

9.) 29 Jan 2018 12:48:49
Disagree, Jay. Your stats does not prove any of that, IMO. If the ten shots that led to goals were the ones the GK had no chance with like the first one from Jay Rod, or the tap in from Jay Rod, or the own goal which would have been a tap in had Matip not scored mistakenly, or the final two goals City scored with our defence all over the shop leaving our GK exposed or the Swansea goal were the shot was tow inches off the post where the keeper sees it thru a raft of bodies and reacts late cos he sees it late then your stats lack context hence, are meaningless if you want to use them to judge the GK's. What should bother you is the way the midfielders went AWOL and never tracked runners from midfield which made the defenders cover for them hence, drawn out of position and leaving huge gaps for attackers to runt thru. That is the main prob, IMO cos if that is fixed, the Gks and CB's are in position and are protected. And if the GK screws up with a shot he has a chance with then you can criticize like Karius should have done better with vs City tho, it was a fierce bullet from him.

There are other ways you can judge the GK's that would be fair and sensible BUT throwing out stats that lack context, is just blowing smoke. There's a reason why people say stats are meaningless, overall as they do not tell the whole story which yours don't, IMO.

10.) 29 Jan 2018 13:02:42
Having Migs in goal just encourages teams to have a pop at us. It’s like when you’re at school and you’re keeper gets injured so you chuck in goal your worst outfield player who’s is usually overweight and has zero football intelligence. Opposition start taking shots from the halfway line.

11.) 29 Jan 2018 15:16:41
Mk, I think you are way OTT with your assessment of the WBA goals here. I agree with Rover here. For me it is not about Migs or Karius. It is about the collection of errors and lack of fight that led to the goals that are my issue. Of the ten goals we conceded only the first City goal can be at best attributed to a GK error tho Sane took a belter. The others were well taken goals especially vs WBA with Rodriguez that no GK would have saved esp of they are that exposed, IMO. The fact of the matter is that we were brilliant defensively for four months cos out boys tho made the odd mistake, were solid as a group. That is not happening right now cos there are top many poor performances from midfield defensively as well as a lack of desire and fight as a whole. THAT is the real issue, IMO.

On a side note, the fact that you think Karius is five times better than Migs just shows how much of a miracle it is that we are where we are in the table, lol.

12.) 29 Jan 2018 17:19:01
Ok BRover mate disregarding those stats I'd still say Mignolet is crap and although Karius is better he is still not good enough. No stats needed there just eyesight.

13.) 30 Jan 2018 09:11:39
The team balance is so attack orientated that no defender coming in or keeper will stop the leak look at our attack to defence stats our shots on goal how many on target and how many scored out of that now look at what we conceed in the same stats we must have at least 15 shots per game and teams probably get 5 off against us so we are wasteful with our chances and sloppy at the back.




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28 Jan 2018 16:10:55
Davey where have I criticised mate. All I said was I don't think it's hardly a massive insult.




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28 Jan 2018 13:29:12
I hardly think saying a kick up the backside is the greatest of insults. To me that saying is a little tongue in cheek.




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27 Jan 2018 19:23:20
Ed 02 I only came on briefly yesterday evening so I must have missed all the drama. We are far from a 1 man team but I think every team would miss 1 key player. Would Utd not miss De Gea, Spurs Kane, Chelsea Hazard and City KDB. Yes all those teams including us still have top top players still in the side but 1 key player missing can make a difference. After all last season we lost Mane and our season almost fell apart. This season is far from over and for me (my opinion before I upset any snowflakes) it's a gamble we are taking. If we finish top 4 the gamble pays off if we don't then obviously it hasn't. Either way I'm fully behind the team and I enjoy reading all kinds of different opinions on here. Imagine how boring it would be if we all shared the same one.


{Ed002's Note - No, other teams do suck it up and carry on. Liverpool it seems simply cannot cope at all}



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27 Jan 2018 18:55:42
How is someone with a different opinion automatically make them this so called modern day fan who spouts rubbish 🤦🏻‍♂. It's the fans who believe only their opinion counts are the ones who normally spout the rubbish.


{Ed002's Note - After yesterday it appears a very large majority of fans see Liverpool as a one man team and he has of course now left. Their expectations can be fulfilled by Liverpool dropping to 7th in the league or possibly eighth and making sure they get knocked out of the Champions League and FA Cup. Else they will be most unhappy.}



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14 Jan 2018 08:57:52
Didn't we say Coutinho wasn't for sale at any price. Look how that turned out.





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18 Feb 2018 13:07:06
I should imagine quite a few of the squad players are playing for their futures from now until the end of the season. Some of them won't actually get many minutes to prove it either. As much as I like Ings, Solanke and Origi they are just not prolific enough. Our back up to the front 3 is not going to dislodge them and has to make the most of the minutes they get. We need someone in the mould of a Solkjaer or Hernandez who will 9 times out of 10 score when coming off the bench regardless of how many minutes they are getting.


{Ed002's Note - How many games have Ings and Solanke played in order to show they are not prolific enough? Liverpool haven't even got to a tribunal to be given a fee for the player because they are yet again dragging their heels. I suggest the standard Liverpool fan approach and to vandalise the stadium with abuse about the players - hate campaigns on Facebook.}



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18 Feb 2018 09:18:14
All Bobbys dental work is done in Liverpool city centre. He would have to give 10 years notice just to move to another clinic.




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18 Feb 2018 09:16:30
For me Klopp has done a fantastic job and you cannot deny on our day we can beat anyone. There is not much difference between us, Spurs, Utd and Chelsea. All these teams have their different strengths and weakness's and the league table shows how close the 4 teams are. City have raised the bar though in the league and if they carry on the way they are then it's going to be neon impossible for other clubs to compete for the league title. 18 points and only 1 defeat is a massive gap and hopefully it is only a freakish one off season for them. As it stands the CL looks easier for us to win than the league.




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15 Feb 2018 17:17:08
Yes we do need a 20 or 30 goal forward. And we have 2 of them this season in Firmino and Salah. If they hadn't have scored those goals then we wouldn't be where we are.




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15 Feb 2018 11:15:00
Ed I've been unable to comment on live game chats for the last 2 games. Is there any reason for that please or is it an error my side?


{Ed033's Note - the username was banned probably due to something you posted which an Ed thought was worth a ban. You're unbanned now.