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25 Apr 2018 06:55:46
Hi eds. do you know when Lallana it due back. After the injury to the ox we need him ASAP. ?

{Ed001's Note - he is not expected back this season, unless we make the final in which case he could possibly make it. Not sure we 'need' him, good player as he is, we have not missed him at all this season and look better without him. He does not fit the way we play any more.}

1.) 25 Apr 2018 07:06:41
Ok thanks eds
Maybe time for him to move on then.

2.) 25 Apr 2018 07:46:10
I think we are all panicking over Midfield options ed mate. what's your thoughts? We have 3 fit options only now. Anyone from U21 or U23 that might be drafted in?

{Ed001's Note - maybe time to give Trent a run in his natural position?}

3.) 25 Apr 2018 08:14:07
Be a good chance against stoke at the weekend maybe and play Gomez at rb.

4.) 25 Apr 2018 08:19:41
Good shout Ed to be fair. Gomez back to RB. Hendo probably needs a rest? Can you think of any youngsters he might call on or should the 3 senior fit CMs be able to play all remaining games in your opinion?

{Ed001's Note - there is plenty of rest after next week's game. So they should be enough. If not maybe we could give Williams a chance, at 22 he needs to get a game or two just to see if he is capable of raising his game. You only know for sure when they get a go. Sometimes a kid can stand out a mile but then shrink mentally and fail miserably in the adult game. Other kids look average in youth football but they get a lucky break and suddenly grow as players to look like they belong there. It really shouldn't be an issue to cope for 4 games with the three we have and then they get two weeks to rest before the final (hopefully).}

5.) 25 Apr 2018 08:28:14
Just made a post on another thread saying the same ed, I think it is time to push him up to the midfield, let's see how he handles it, I think he'll do really well plus there's no better time then now.

6.) 25 Apr 2018 08:40:46
Cheers ed. You make so much sense. I would have far less stress and grey hairs if I could talk to you everytime I get a little flustered or concerned in life lol. Have a good day mate.

{Ed001's Note - I would say that is the good thing about getting older that you get less flustered but me ma is blooming ancient and she still gets overly stressed about every little thing.}

7.) 25 Apr 2018 08:44:43
In terms of having enough in the tank it shouldn't be a problem Ed001. But we are also one errant kick from not having enough fit midfielders for the biggest game of the decade.

{Ed001's Note - then you give a youngster a chance and you never know you might unearth a future star. If we aren't going to give them a chance when injuries strike because of panicky fans we may as well scrap the academy altogether.}

8.) 25 Apr 2018 09:09:43
Iโ€™d like to see Hendo, Gini and Woodburn against Stoke and maybe Milner coming on last 30mins to rest Hendo for a bit.

We need TAAโ€™s delivery from out wide against Stoke IMO.

9.) 25 Apr 2018 10:42:31
Fully agree ed001, but I'm dissapointed that we have to give them a chance now. I questioned at the time, and continue to question, why they are not as a rule present in every match day squad so they could have gotten some chances in a few of the 16 (yes that's right, 16) games this season where we have won by 3 or more goals? It does get annoying finding ourselves repeatedly unprepared for this.

{Ed001's Note - I expect the Prem will follow Serie A's lead and increase the number of subs available soon enough. Serie A did it because they wanted to help the Italian national side by giving youngsters more chances in the first team. Whether it would actually do that or not is arguable but it would certainly mean managers would have no excuse for not giving kids a chance. Though it would probably just see Guardiola demand another half billion to spend to fill the bench with expensive first team players....}

10.) 25 Apr 2018 13:07:47
Ed001 do you know has Jordan Williams been training with the 1st team? I know he played a bunch of games for Rochdale, but not since October and he hasn't been playing for the U23s. I'd imagine it's more likely Gini will play as the deep mid and one or two of Woodburn/ Jones/ Kane could get a start. I know they're younger but age doesn't seem to be a factor for Klopp if you're good enough.

{Ed001's Note - a lot of the young uns train with the first team and it swaps about, to get them used to being with the group.}

11.) 25 Apr 2018 20:54:55
Jordan Williams is currently on loan at Rochdale so I imagine he wouldnโ€™t be an option unless recall was an option.

{Ed002's Note - Of course not.}

12.) 26 Apr 2018 09:06:41
No Gordo, it was only a loan until January, but he suffered a knee injury at the end of October and hasn't kicked a football since.

13.) 26 Apr 2018 12:16:15
SGRED, Iโ€™d argue that Trentโ€™s positioning would still find him out wide when playing RCM, just look at the positions Milner and the Ox take up throughout a game. Means he still gets to put in killer deliveries but also experience a game in midfield at the highest level. Also means if we play Gomez at RB that we can shift to a 3-4-3 when needed without having to bring an extra centre back on like we have been lately.
Cheers (3rd attempt at this post)

14.) 26 Apr 2018 12:17:51
Gordo - I believe his loan finished back in Jan. I just checked the Rochdale website and there is no mention of him (although they do have a Jordan Williams out on loan to Lincoln which threw me for a tick) . But he isn't injured AFAIK so Im guessing he needs to work harder to convince Critchley because he isn't getting into the U23 atm.



10 Nov 2017 11:03:01
Is there a Liverpool sharkpod yet eds๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป.

{Ed002's Note - Right now my plan is to do them all next Thursday. I am either travelling or busy working until then.}

1.) 10 Nov 2017 12:29:45
Ok mate thanks.

2.) 10 Nov 2017 23:14:10
Looking forward to this, roll on next week, any chance when you get a spare moment next week Ed002 you can start the intergalactic legends team? Thanks mate.

{Ed002's Note - It may need to be the week after.}

3.) 11 Nov 2017 16:59:13
Silly question. How do you gain access to the old sharkpods? I've tried the search engine but for me it just brings up comments that has the word sharkpod in there.

{Ed033's Note - old sharkpods



02 Nov 2017 08:26:40
Any chance of a sharkpod eds๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป.

{Ed002's Note - I will try to get to it in the coming days.}

1.) 02 Nov 2017 13:44:33
Thanks ed002 - you're awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜.



20 Sep 2017 21:16:20
Hi eds
I know we signed matip on a free way before the transfer window opened. Is there anyone We could sign in the coming weeks leading up to Jan that would help our defence in anyway. It would be nice to know that we had someone lined up ready.
As always thanks.

{Ed001's Note - not that I know of.}

1.) 21 Sep 2017 02:51:23
We signed Matip early because his contract was expiring, not many players contracts expire in January.

2.) 21 Sep 2017 03:42:34
I did a search and Joe lescott is available ;)
Two interesting players in Jan Kirchoff and flamini are available too.

3.) 21 Sep 2017 08:11:40
Jan Kirchoff? The massive German who kept Sunderland up single handedly 2 years ago?

That can't be right. If it is he must be injured. He is a decent centre back/ holding midfielder from what I've seen. Sunderland were soft, lacked leadership, lacking in steel and fight etc and he went in there and was a massive part of their turn around.

I didn't see enough of him to know if he is good enough for Liverpool, but he is a better defender than Lovren and Klavan that is for sure!

{Ed001's Note - he is awful MKS, he is slow, cumbersome and got the credit for no reason I could see. He was always about 6 yards behind the play, but he put in a couple of good passes and suddenly he was the reincarnation of Beckenbauer in the media. One man kept Sunderland up that season and it was not Kirchhoff, it was Allardyce. Kirchhoff is injured, he did his cruciate, but he is simply not as good as people believe. He makes Matip look lively when chasing back.}

4.) 21 Sep 2017 11:50:56
How can you claim he kept them up single handedly then further state you didn't see enough to see how good he actually was?

I like your efforts MK, I just don't think the knowledge is there.

5.) 21 Sep 2017 11:52:13
I'm not saying he'd suit us Ed. Every game i saw him in though he was arguably man of the match so that's all i can go off of. I agree he looks too slow for us and i only saw him 2 or 3 times so I'm certainly not going to suggest we sign him. He was a monster at set pieces though and seemed to get the best out of the useless players he had around him. As a pure defender though he looked decent. Nothing special, just decent. If he signed for us he'd just be another stop gap so I'd rather we wait anyway.

I was just surprised he didn't have a club. He'd suit a team like West Brom, Palace, Huddersfield etc. If he has a cruciate injury though, that explains it.

6.) 21 Sep 2017 13:58:33
So the day we feared has come injuries too centre backs an they were already rubbish, now we have no cover total crime too neglect the transfer window for defensive cover.

7.) 21 Sep 2017 15:23:13
Lol ed (โ‰งโ–ฝโ‰ฆ)

8.) 21 Sep 2017 16:47:03
Smplfc, i can only judge what i saw. I watched Sunderland with and without him that season and they were a completely different side. Maybe I've confused the impact of Kirchoff, with the impact of Allardyce. But those two coming in definitely coincided with Sunderland becoming much harder to beat and a much more solid looking unit. Then when they didn't have him last season they were back to being an flaccid bunch of strangers. Again, could've been Allardyce being gone too though.

Unfair to suggest I've not got any knowledge though when all I've done is call a player I've watched a few times decent. Hardly gone over board with the praise have i ๐Ÿ˜‚ although i have since noticed i missed an almost out of my original post. It should've read "almost single handedly" so perhaps that is why people are jumping down my throat for daring to suggest Kirchoff is a mid table Premier League player ๐Ÿ™„ Khazri, Kirchoff and Kone changed their season i thought. I mean you can disagree but when they signed Sunderland looked doomed to go down, but their fortunes were completely changed. You are all so quick to claim that you can't make a silk purse from a sows ear when i defend our players, so you can't then in the same breath say that Sunderland staying up was 100% down to Allardyce. He clearly added players who could make the difference, but that is my point. Kirchoff was part of the change that made that difference.

Anyway, feel like we're splittng hairs over terminology, my choice of clichรฉ phrase (which has seemingly been taken way too literally), and people are perhaps jumping to the conclusion that i think he'd be a good signing for us. I'd still be surprised if Kirchoff struggles to find a mid table top flight club once he's fit. Be that in England or back in Germany the bloke is clearly a decent player. From a Liverpool perspective i appreciate he's not good enough, but for a team dwelling at the bottom struggling to keep out goals he would be seen as a big step up in defensive quality. Horses for courses mate, you can't view everything from Liverpool's world or else we are saying that a good 95% of pro footballers are terrible! It's all relative ๐Ÿ˜‰.

9.) 21 Sep 2017 17:58:03
You have also taken my point out of context mate.

My point isn't your end assessment on the player, it's the fact that you made the asssessment and then when Ed disagreed you stated that you had only actually watched him "2 or 3 times". Not once did I say I don't rate the player or it was all down to big Sam, nor am I pushing something down your throats for having an opinion.

I actually agree with your initial statement. I disagree with eds views and although Sam definitely signed players to pay to his strength, he was one that looked like he had a bit of class about him.

My point is and that's all it is in my opinion, lack of experience leads you to make large opinions without backing them up properly or forming them to either agree with Ed or to disagree with the majority.

Like I said mate it wasn't a dig, all a bit of light hearted banter, but I actually rate Kirchoff!

10.) 21 Sep 2017 20:44:27
We started to go downhill when Djimi Traore and Kewell left.

11.) 22 Sep 2017 00:28:14
omalley is correct, everything is clear for me now.

12.) 22 Sep 2017 10:30:21
Actually that Hoffenheim CB is pretty fast, he caught up with Mane when matip started 1st.

13.) 22 Sep 2017 12:56:48
Are you referring to their captain who needlessly gave the ball to Salah near the half way line and almost gave us a throw away goal?
I can appreciate anyone making a mistake but a glaring one like that is not really needed in a defence like ours at the moment thanks lol!

14.) 22 Sep 2017 21:30:00
Klopp must have forseen the scenario loosing Matip/ Lovren. I would guess he just have a lot of FAITH in Gomez. Maybe WE should support this?
I really really like Gomez. He's got pace, he's calm, he has ability on the ball. He may lack a bit of rutine, and some belief in himself. Maybe both Klopp and me would have chosen to ease the "kid" in over the season, but HEY, he might grab the PL by the balls, in september!



26 Aug 2017 11:20:17
Hi eds1
With only a few days to go in the transfer window. Is there any new bits of info regarding players in or out that mite of interest to us Liverpool fans. Yo must have some nice little gems that you've kept to your self. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
As all ways thanks eds. not long now till the craziness is over ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ.

{Ed001's Note - nothing new mate, I still expect 2 or 3 signings before the window is shut. Centre back, Ox and another midfielder is the plan. Other than that, the only things I keep back is the personal stuff or stuff I am asked not to talk about.}

1.) 26 Aug 2017 11:41:41
Great update ed. That will do for me mate. Im one who sometimes asks to many questions but your info is appreciated. Thank you.

{Ed001's Note - cheers, sorry it is not much, I have been so busy trying to find out stuff for so many sites, I have been not getting much for any. It was a mistake trying to do too much and a lesson has been learnt, I used to get far more on other teams as an aside when chasing up Liverpool info only that I have done by chasing up stuff on lots of teams!}

2.) 26 Aug 2017 11:42:41
I would be very happy with that its wat we need.

3.) 26 Aug 2017 11:44:34
Ed001 appreciate your opinion. Can I have your insight rather than your personal opinion (I remember you saying your opinion was he leaves)
Has the club accepted coutinho is leaving this window? I apologise in advance if you've done this to death, but everyone on here is taking like he's already left, and the outside world is talking like he's not leaving. I'm trying to form an educated opinion but it's hard!

{Ed001's Note - there is no intention to sell by the club. The club have dug its heels in and the decision is that nothing short of a world record fee would buy him this summer. That is what they are saying anyway, but they have also been saying he was injured and ill, so who knows, you can no longer trust their word sadly.}

4.) 26 Aug 2017 11:58:57
Ed 01 cheers as always for the update.

5.) 26 Aug 2017 12:12:46
Nice one ed. Enjoy ya weekend mate.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, I will if we win!}

6.) 26 Aug 2017 12:28:50
I'm guessing we'll hold onto him unless a few of our targets come off which frankly is sensible business.

7.) 26 Aug 2017 12:48:01
Thank you so much Ed001. We can only imagine it must be a stressfull time for you guys!

Can I ask for your personal opinion. Who do you belive would be the idial fit for the CM and the CB spot of those who are available?

Cheers and thanks in advance.

{Ed001's Note - available is impossible to answer. I would say though Koulibaly suits defensively, while he is not perfect he is strong in the air, quick and used to a high line and pressing system. I have to be honest I have not seen anyone truly suited in the midfield, though I would take Obiang from West Ham.}

8.) 26 Aug 2017 13:26:17
I love you Ed01! You are the best!

{Ed001's Note - was that a typo? 1 and 2 are very close together and it is an easy mistake to make....}

9.) 26 Aug 2017 14:33:30
Obiang ๐Ÿ˜‚.

10.) 26 Aug 2017 15:02:01
What about n'didi or doucoure?

11.) 26 Aug 2017 15:42:30
I concur Ed001 thank's a million for all your help mate.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.

Ndidi is not available right now or I would defo like us to sign him.}

12.) 26 Aug 2017 15:59:47
Obiang is a decent option. Puts himself about, can tackle and pass and knows his position.

{Ed002's Note - Option?}




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14 May 2018 08:18:38
Just got to say back in when we lost couts I asked eds1 if he thought we would make CL with out him. Eds said yes I had my doubts but here we are finishing 4th place and qualified for next year. Brilliant!
A lot of talk yesterday about have we improved. Ok we finished 4th again but we are in the final and to do all this and lose one of our best players and put money in the bank ready to sign some quality players. Am a happy boy today bring on Kiev ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ.

1.) 14 May 2018 10:01:12
Balancing playing European football and not letting it affect you in the league is very hard. It is a skill Rodgers lacked. The only season we finished top 4 under Rodgers, we weren't in Europe. This is the first time since 08/ 09 that we have finished top 4 whilst playing in Europe. So to say it is anything less than a huge achievement would be an injustice to Klopp and the players.

Time to go up another level Now and challenge for the title!

2.) 14 May 2018 10:10:12
I thought it was a strange decision to let him go mid season, there is no doubt in my mind we have improved without him! Unbelievable effort from all at the club.
What I will say though, Coutinho was on the way to getting around 20 goals from midfield this season if he'd stayed, can Keita get goals? I'm hoping he can.

3.) 14 May 2018 10:12:39
Spot on MK, it shows marked improvement over the previous season and a sign of improved strength, both first XI and squad. We are on an upwards trajectory, hopefully a successful transfer window and we can keep on moving forwards.

4.) 14 May 2018 10:18:09
Had we bought someone like Fekir in January for Coutinho, we would finish second ahead of UTD!

5.) 14 May 2018 10:18:47
Keita isn't there to take Countinho's spot so it is unfair to ask him to get 20 goals a season.

6.) 14 May 2018 11:00:46
I believe Couts money not in, we will also not spend on VVD. And yes we score less without couts but we concede less due to purchase of VVD. Overall it make us more stable. I think without VVD we may not overcome Citeh.



13 May 2018 08:06:29
Feeling any better today eds. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป.

{Ed001's Note - I will let you know the answer to that after the game!}



08 May 2018 08:00:12
I know itโ€™s not Liverpool related. And am not a massive Charlie Adams fan but fair dos. To come out and say what he thinks about he own team takes some balls.

{Ed001's Note - except he was blaming others for things he himself is guilty of. Pointing the finger elsewhere on lack of discipline when you get sent off is embarrassing.}

1.) 08 May 2018 08:55:56
Having done it myself several times as a very young man, it takes a lot more 'balls' to stand up and talk only about your own mistakes and failings without comment on how the people around you and their mistakes to normalise yourself.

{Ed001's Note - exactly hjikle, well said.}

2.) 08 May 2018 09:48:07
As the old saying goes, "If you are pointing one finger at others, you have 3 other fingers pointing at you". Never listen to finger-pointers as they do that to deflect from exposing themselves to being slated for the very same thing they are slating others for. If you you never take responsibility, you will never be good at any job. Case in point. Adam is a terrible footballer.

3.) 08 May 2018 10:08:58
He's not a terrible footballer BRover.
Be interesting to see what he does, with Stoke going down.
A Rangers return, with Gerrard would be good?

4.) 08 May 2018 10:11:13
He's not good either TJ.

5.) 08 May 2018 11:21:51
Look in the mirror before you look out the window!

6.) 08 May 2018 15:44:17
Juicer, that is your opinion and you are welcome to it. IMO, he is a terrible footballer, hands down.



03 May 2018 08:12:28
Morning all.
What a night.
Our boys looks so tired donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve seen them so leggey. Get some well deserved rest boys we go again soon. YNWA.

1.) 03 May 2018 08:58:17
Salah looked exhausted mate. He's give a lot this season needs a weeks rest somewhere.



02 May 2018 15:53:29
Macca if your there can you give us any info on upcoming transfer window thanks mate๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป.

1.) 02 May 2018 18:04:44
Stuff the transfer window, the only thing that matters is tonight.

2.) 02 May 2018 18:15:23
Spot on, Welsh. Why are we caring what is going on in the TW? It's ALL Roma right now and nothing else should matter.

3.) 02 May 2018 18:28:08
๐Ÿ˜„ @ Welsh.




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09 May 2018 12:50:45
Is it a German side eds. ?

{Ed002's Note - It was Eintract Frankfurt but it is nothing to do with why he resigned.}



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30 Apr 2018 20:28:48
So disappointed if a player has got the talent but wonโ€™t work hard enough. The amount of kids that would kill to be in there position!



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30 Apr 2018 07:18:49
Love it eds๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป.

{Ed001's Note - just saying, in a court of law you set precedents with rulings. They have set a precedent now that just throwing a punch is not an offence, it has to have a certain amount of force behind it to count as violent conduct.}



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25 Apr 2018 07:06:41
Ok thanks eds
Maybe time for him to move on then.



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

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}




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13 Jun 2018 12:04:43
No chance I would want him anywhere near Liverpool FC. Bad attitude!



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22 May 2018 12:46:33
Thatโ€™s a very good point patex and I agree but what about other team getting more points like Man U they mite get over 90. itโ€™s just another view.



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20 May 2018 18:33:45
Am on hols in Florida so Iโ€™ll be in millers sports bar Kissimmee spreading the Liverpool love ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป.



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15 May 2018 08:57:32
Isnโ€™t that the point. To have two keepers fighting for first place surly that brings the best out of a player.



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14 May 2018 21:02:32
Am just fed up with how a ref stands 10 feet away am seams to go blind to a handball. Just waves it away like it never happened and am not just talking about Liverpool the refs are so poor now itโ€™s embracing.