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24 Mar 2018 18:34:32

Any truth that Bayern Munich see Klopp as a long term successor to Heynckes?

Thanks for all your hard work.


{Ed002's Note - I assume this is Twitter. The timing isn't right now so I would not worry about it just yet.}

1.) 24 Mar 2018 20:30:52
Do any clubs have Klopp in their plans for the future like Bayern did at one stage?

{Ed002's Note - Clubs rarely plan like that.}

2.) 24 Mar 2018 20:58:38
But some day huh Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Of course they will consider him as an option.}

3.) 24 Mar 2018 21:25:01
I think Thomas Tuchel will likely end up as the next Bayern manager.

4.) 24 Mar 2018 22:52:23
It seems Tuchel has turned Bayern down. Rumour has it that PSG has Klopp on its list of candidates to replace Emery, in the coming sumer.

5.) 25 Mar 2018 03:48:28
I think Liverpool will be the last club Klopp manages. Raphael Hoginstein has a piece on Klopp spending 7 years at Mainz, 7 years at Broussia, and will spend 7 at Liverpool. He has a special relationship with each club and has said he won't coach into late age.



06 Jan 2018 18:53:10

Any truth that Newcastle are looking at Danny Ward on loan?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach.}

1.) 06 Jan 2018 19:35:10
Danny Ward has a number of potential suitors and I have it on good authority that his preference is for Nottingham Forest. it surprised me too . Klopp has td him that he sees himas LFC number 1 long term.

{Ed002's Note - I can’t see Liverpool sending him on loan unless Bogdan is now fit. Klopp promises a lot of things that aren’t true. If he has told him he is a future first choice then Liverpool won’t be looking for a new keeper for many years to come. Or maybe Klopp is lying again?}

2.) 06 Jan 2018 20:51:39
Cheers Ed.

3.) 06 Jan 2018 21:12:49
Lying being the same as not carrying out what you said you would despite the other party failing to keep their side of the deal?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about. If Klopp has told him that he will be number one then Liverpool has no need for a new GK for years to come. Or Klopp’s lying again.}

4.) 06 Jan 2018 22:06:01
Maybe he will be number 1 but as in that will be his squad number not first choice. Something needs to be done with him cos he is being wasted by LFC.

5.) 06 Jan 2018 21:57:29
I'm not sure Klopp knows who his first choice is right now so I don't believe what you may have been told, Kimos.



24 Aug 2017 12:17:05
Dear Eds and Reds,

I've been told by a source to expect a VVD bid by the end of the week. This source is 50/ 50 for getting things right, but he did tell me in May he expects us to sign Robertson.


1.) 24 Aug 2017 12:38:59
although I doubt your source is doing anything apart from guessing here I think you might be right.

2.) 24 Aug 2017 13:20:53
My thoughts too. Plus the windows ending, so somethings going to happen soon.

3.) 24 Aug 2017 13:26:35
I've heard this too, not sure how true it is though.

4.) 24 Aug 2017 13:09:17
Hi eds wat would happen if we just put a bid in will it open up the whole tapping up thing an will we be open too punishment by f. a.

{Ed002's Note - let it go, we are sick of people trying to bring it up over and over again.}

5.) 24 Aug 2017 13:49:59
Sorry just I am trying too cling on too any hope.

6.) 24 Aug 2017 14:22:04
I hope so. Great going forward, defense not so good.

7.) 24 Aug 2017 15:18:12
Ive given you both a thumbs up and a thumbs down, 50/ 50 like.

8.) 24 Aug 2017 15:47:52
if it comes to tapping up then southampton must as well not sell to chelsea, man city and Chelsea too. For southampton saying theywill not sell VVD to liverpool based on tapping up would be very ridiculous really.



09 Aug 2017 21:41:19
from Sky sports news is Liverpool have rejected a second bid from Barcelona worth 100 million euros.


1.) 09 Aug 2017 21:58:00
"We understand Barca’s latest offer was €85m (£77m) up front plus €15m (£13m) in add-ons"

That is a vast amount of cash up front :-O

It is clear Liverpool want to keep Coutinho.

2.) 09 Aug 2017 21:58:21
Hopefully Barcelona will now go away! 👍🏼.

3.) 09 Aug 2017 21:59:22
Not just rejected IMMEDIATELY rejected!

4.) 09 Aug 2017 22:12:19
Imagine how many Nectar points that's worth!

5.) 09 Aug 2017 22:24:15
Jog on barca.

6.) 09 Aug 2017 22:26:52
Eds do we no if the latest bid for Couts included a player as suggested or not at this stage please and do you expect them to come back in?

{Ed025's Note - they will come back in MR but there is nothing yet about it including a player mate..

7.) 09 Aug 2017 22:27:18
Liverpool say not for sale and matter now closed.

{Ed025's Note - oh no its not..

8.) 09 Aug 2017 22:43:53
why do barcalona think they can just click there fingers offer us pettycash and one of there castoffs and we'll jump at the offer. on your bike barca. come back when you offer us all the neymar cash.

{Ed025's Note - £90m is petty cash...sigh..

9.) 09 Aug 2017 22:45:16
Oh hello Ed025 please tell us more. You expect Barcelona to come back with a 3rd bid?

{Ed025's Note - its just my opinion but yes uggers..

10.) 09 Aug 2017 22:27:18
Liverpool say not for sale and matter now closed.

11.) 09 Aug 2017 22:54:50
It's a sad state of affairs if your best player wants to leave given we're in the CL barring a disaster against Hoffenheim and on the genuine cusp of a real challenge for the PL. Why not just wait until next season, and if you have another corker which is likely Barcelona will still be there and in the meantime you give the club and fans that love you a bit back. If he puts in a transfer request then fair enough let him go but not for a poxy £85mil or whatever is
Being offered in instalments. Remember Suarez? Barcelona were still paying off that transfer for 3 seasons. Money is no use to you if you lose the belief of your fan base and most importantly the best manager we've had in years. I've read all the previous posts about courting Barcelona for a season etc etc but if Coutinho is honest he'll be playing 3rd maybe 4th fiddle to messi Suarez etc where at LFC he can cement legendary status with a PL title. Come on Pipco tell them you're happy at LFC and to go round the block until next season.

12.) 09 Aug 2017 22:55:15
Nooooooooooooo! Like that pain in the ass ex that won't leave you alone. Go on swim on Barcelona jeezus! Love the work you boys do to buddy!

13.) 09 Aug 2017 22:57:30
You mean like Southampton and RBL are saying their players are not for sale? No means no for us, but for others no means yes? We can't have it both ways.

14.) 09 Aug 2017 22:57:42
Or maybe we can 😏.

15.) 09 Aug 2017 22:09:16
Anything in this ed002? Would feel much more confident if you got the same info.

{Ed002's Note - I understand it is correct.}

16.) 09 Aug 2017 23:17:09
Yep we can take your players but you can't take ours. Bottom line is were now finally establishing ourselves as a club that's building a serious team that are serious about winning trophies and were not selling our best players anymore. I'm sorry Southampton but your a feeder club you have been for a long time now and made a tidy profit from us from it. I get they don't want to sell there best players now and want to establish themselves to and to be fair if they wanna stand firm and keep VVD and risk having a player that now can't stand to be at the club then crack on. Not sure I'd want him watching our backline if that was the case. Couts hasn't said he wants to leave he said he would like to play for Barcelona but won't force a move or kick up a fuss that's a massively difference circumstance to that if VVD. VVD can see were building something special here and wants to play out with us. Come on lad jump In!

17.) 09 Aug 2017 23:42:13
It's going to be around the £120 mark inc a player and we will agree it.

I hope not but if the lad wants to go that bad enough to not instantly agree to give us another year then let's wish him well and move on.

18.) 10 Aug 2017 00:18:25
I'd say only if we can get the Keita deal agreed Roro. Otherwise I think he stays no matter what the offer.

19.) 10 Aug 2017 01:09:59
So much for this Friday's press conference, eh? . Or maybe it's to announce that they will give up on Coutinho? Let's hope so.

20.) 10 Aug 2017 04:03:12
Hoffenhiem are a decent club. It is no walk over. It is a tough tough game against fitly evenly matched teams. We should edge it.

21.) 10 Aug 2017 04:27:40
I think it is US who will be calling press conference! Someone should tell Spanish press coz were coming for that European cup.

22.) 10 Aug 2017 00:36:04
With all due respect ed025, it was also once your opinion that Van Dijk was never ever ever going to happen :p.

{Ed025's Note - and it has?..must have missed that one robin..

23.) 10 Aug 2017 11:12:47
85 million euros with 15 million in ads ons. sorry but that is short of the mark. No thanks.

24.) 10 Aug 2017 09:23:18
Ed025 you dismissed the idea of it even remotely happening!

{Ed025's Note - i never say definitely on anything robin...except that liverpool will definitely not win the league mate..



20 Jul 2017 18:21:12
I'm not one to normally do this, but an unreliable source I know (wouldn't trust him with my life) swears his life that he has seen VVD with Klopp in Southampton. If klopp had flew from Hong Kong to England I'm sure the press would know by now.


{Ed002's Note - There is a look-a-like it seems. }

1.) 20 Jul 2017 18:29:36
Hi Ed 02, has VVD actually handed in transfer request?

Thank you and kudos for the hard work. Big fan here .

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know.}

2.) 20 Jul 2017 18:30:56
Sorry in my special Liverpool glasses that is Klopp. I can also see Keita and VVD in shirts with 10 premier league trophies in the background. Moreno still seems to be here though.

3.) 20 Jul 2017 18:51:55
It could be Klopps lookalike member of staff who sits on the bench with him.

4.) 20 Jul 2017 19:12:04
Think Kloppo prefers to go in disguise.
Ive read, that while he was Dortmund manager, he actually made two trips to Poland in disguise, to watch Robert Lewandowski, who was then a virtual unknown player.
And the rest is history as they say.

I wonder if he was dressed as 'the laughing policeman' in Blackpool 😂.

5.) 20 Jul 2017 20:36:43
If this is serious, didn't ed002 say that VVD was in Austria, never mind the fact klopp is in Hong Kong.

6.) 22 Jul 2017 12:54:00
Ffs ed002 you got me there, I actually went to the link expecting a RL look-a-like. Well played, made me laugh a lot louder than I was expecting to so thanks xD.




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10 Aug 2018 10:12:06
Hi Ed001,

What's your view on the studies of head injuries and heading a football being related? Do you think even with good evidence Fifa would change anything? Personally I can't see them doing anything.

The only possible solution I can see is a change in the material of the football so that there's less impact on the head. Whether that's possible I have no idea!



{Ed001's Note - I can only see changes being made at youth level to be honest. Not sure what else can be done really other than football making sure people know that it causes damage and accept liability for past problems before the admittal.}

1.) 10 Aug 2018 12:55:35
Perhaps make skull caps mandatory?

{Ed025's Note - how about suits of armour and sponge boots?, they are already mollycoddled to death RTID, its a bloody mans game and the players need to grow a set and step up to the plate mate..

2.) 10 Aug 2018 13:27:48
A bit short sighted in my honest opinion Ed, one day when I have a son and he goes on to play for Liverpool id be concerned about head trauma from repetitive heading of the ball 🙂 besides its not like were talking about simulation here, the effects can be severe.

{Ed025's Note - but its not a cannon ball RTID its a bag of air, years ago when it was a leather casey with a lace in it yes you may have a point, but besides geoff astle can you name anyone in history who has had problems because of heading a football?, when you compare it to the likes of boxing or rugby its a light year away from being dangerous mate and its being highlighted imo so that claims for compensation can be made in the future..cynical i know but thats what i think..

3.) 10 Aug 2018 14:24:11
You don't have to head the ball if you keep it on the deck. Problem solved, I've just saved football. Also nobody show these researchers boxing or MMA, they'd have an aneurysm.

4.) 10 Aug 2018 15:04:50
Might be why so many footballers have such low IQs ed025, did you think of that? 😉.

5.) 10 Aug 2018 15:22:25
Make everyone wear Fellani wigs to soften the blow!

6.) 10 Aug 2018 14:18:35
Ed01, in your opinion, even if it becomes a big thing at youth level, don't you think it will still affect the game massively if players aren't learning to head the ball properly until they're 18 or 21? I'm only 37 but I still remember the days when I was like 6-13 where the balls seemed to absorb water and a header would hurt, I think taking it out of the youth game makes it more dangerous as by the time you get to an age where someone can seriously smack a ball, you're then at the point where you're learning to head it correctly, I say leave it as it is. Not at the cost of long or short term damage obviously but they're protected so much as it is, I personally don't see headers as a problem.

{Ed001's Note - I am not sure that the risk of brain disease should be dismissed so lightly purely at the risk of losing an ability that really isn't that important in the modern era anyway.}

7.) 10 Aug 2018 16:18:25
That's fair enough ed, and reading over my last post I can see it looked as though I was brushing the fears under the carpet, I genuinely wasn't, health comes above everything, it was more so, I started playing at under 5's, I still play now, and pretty much everyone I play with has played the same length of time, some a bit shorter, others longer, I know it's naive to think it's not happened to any of us so should be fine etc but in skull caps haven't protected it from rugby, boxing is becoming more and more popular with the success that British boxers are having at present, and also, is it likely to be a worldwide ban through youth or British, European, etc, I haven't done a massive amount of research so I am a bit blind to it but how common is it to have brain injuries in this circumstance, again, I want to reemphasize that I'm not saying it's fine, I'm generally not in the know about the research that's been conducted and with it potentially having a huge affect on the game, health is more important so how frequent is it or is it more preventative before it becomes common? As always, appreciate your opinion.

{Ed001's Note - no one knows how frequent it is, but it is known to be a contributing factor towards depression and that is incredibly common in retired footballers. Much as I love a good headed goal, particularly a diving header, maybe the answer is to make the head the same as the hand, a part of the body that is outlawed? Would it really be that bad to do without headers?}

8.) 10 Aug 2018 16:36:12
I think it would change the game entirely, to be honest. Players have been getting taller which wouldn't be as necessary, tactics would change greatly in the main. Not for the worse, I don't think though. Certain players and managers would effectively become redundant. It would certainly take some getting used to though.

Hypothetically speaking, what happens when somebody shoots and smacks the ball into a defenders head or face? Free kick to whom or not at all? Also, would we see more overhead kicks as you wouldn't be able to challenge for an aerial ball with your head?

General play wouldn't be affected as much, bouncing balls from goal kicks aside and high feet as players posture to try and control the ball in the air. It would be the pinch points where goals are scored or prevented that would be affected the most.

9.) 10 Aug 2018 17:11:11
This is a joke?

You don't want your children heading a ball then out them into golf.

It's like the nfl and all the complaining that happens about effects years later. You literally pulled on a plastic helmet sometimes a leather one and smashed heads with one another.

You can't just change a sport. Ridiculous suggestion.

If you took heading out then at goal kicks the opp would just sit on every opposing player and what's the keeper going to do 😂.

{Ed001's Note - or teams could pass the ball along the ground like we always used to when we dominated. The only joke here is you, as usual, with your moronic posts that spout ignorance on a regular basis. Children's skulls are still growing, like their whole body. There is a reason why, for instance, children are not allowed to compete in endurance events. However we have some gob***** know it all like you to tell us that they know better, so thankfully we can just ignore the fact they are only children and listen to your pathetic mutterings. You are one of those imbeciles like Neil Warnock, who live in the 50s and fail to realise the world has moved on, children are no longer sent up chimneys to work. It would hardly be a big deal to change the game at youth level to remove heading. And if your only argument is that it would stop goalkeepers from hoofing it, then it just shows how stupid your stance is.}

10.) 10 Aug 2018 17:36:46
I was going to say that, wouldn’t no heading encourage better football, and means the likes Fellaini wouldn’t play just because he is a thug, but actually talented players would get better chances, not just based on physical presence.

{Ed001's Note - exactly. Most small-sided versions of football don't allow heading anyway.}

11.) 10 Aug 2018 18:24:55
Just don't let them play then ed, I have children and have no concerns over heading a ball of air. Learn to head it right and your fine.

If I was in America then I wouldn't put my kids any where near nfl. Ever.

You know the risks when putting your children into any sport. You have more horror stories from sports like boxing than others, literally people dying in the ring and there's no changes happening, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE RISKS. Like everything there is a downside.

As for football,

You've got people like Bobby Charlton from the stone age of football still rocking strong. You can't be sure that any people who suffered later in life weren't just going to suffer anyway.

As for changing the games for kids, your talking about the premier league, which is just a childish idea.

What if 50 plus ex footballers start developing severe limps in their kicking foot, do we just abolish football? .

Boxing do we have them just spout nasty insults at each other until one gets upset?

Come on 😂😂.

{Ed001's Note - oh grow up. You offer nothing to the conversation when you are so stupid as to talk about it as a bag of air. It is nothing to do with that, if you were intelligent enough to understand basic science you would know it is even more dangerous now than it was in the past with the heavier balls. Way over your head to understand that the speed the ball moves at increases the force it hits the head. But it is ok because you can think of one player that you hope is still ok but have no actual idea whether that is true or not. You have no idea if he has suffered any kind of mental issues from heading the ball or not.}

12.) 10 Aug 2018 19:14:31
Kloppsboss, you are embarrassing yourself. Saying that people know the risks of playing football is just a strawman's argument. Cos I knew what I signed up for does NOT bar the football (or any other sports) officials from making the game or sport safer for us to play Even the NFL is doing the best it can to make the game safer so what is football's excuse?

Also, The ball or bag of air has nothing to do with head injuries that can happen as a result of pursuing it. When two players go for a header, the ball is not the issue here, it is the risk of both player getting concussed if they both collide. Same for a GK, rushing out of his goal to pick up a low cross in a sea of legs, leading with his head. More policies need to be put in place to protect players from more head injuries and IMO, GK's should start wearing Petr Cech-type head-gears to protect them more cos we all know what happened when he went for a ball head first and almost never played again.

13.) 10 Aug 2018 20:21:41
Using hand picked legends is such a poor way of evidencing your point. They make the same mistake in NFL when they used the ex-players on TV as examples. So that's a handful of players, where are the hundreds and things of others who we never see again?

I agree fully with limiting damage to the head at youth level in all sorts.

14.) 10 Aug 2018 22:20:49
Klopps what are you talking about they have stopped head contact in the NFL now and if it happens it is penalised, so if it's a problem in other sports then the obvious thing would be to stop what is causing it.
One cannot understand why you are arguing about this but failing to back your argument up fella.

15.) 10 Aug 2018 23:15:21
My old man always used go say it was stupid us kids using proper footballs. I was a good little player at 10. We were only allowed to use small footballs in our concrete playground. Ya know, about twice/ thrice the size of a cricket ball. Leather usually. Most of us played in the same kids team and in training we used full size balls and full size goals. Our gk couldn't reach the halfway line in goal kicks. I was penalty taker and I just used to put it in the roof of the net. The little 10 Yr old keepers couldn't reach it in a million years.

There is the argument that it makes kids muscular and prepares them for adult football but if you look at pro clubs, in training the kids use smaller balls, lighter. And smaller goals that the keeper has a chance at.

Head injuries are a serious thing. But most athletes know the dangers they face. Joshua getting in a ring with klitchko. Good god. Not for a million pounds would I. But they do, and for more than a million pounds. The balls have got lighter and lighter, footballers of the past would eat this lot for breakfast.

Can you imagine sourness claiming "the ball is too heavy, it hurts my head" or Brian Robson.

If we're worried about injuries in sport let's look at rugby we're headbutting is part of the game plan. Or boxing where the only aim is to hit your opponent in the head, kidneys or gut. Or formula one where people get in little cars and fly around a track at 200 mph

In the grand scheme of things football is a pretty light sport. Not as light as many think (I've been badly injured playing football) but it's a beautiful game.

16.) 12 Aug 2018 08:43:45
Robbie - we are talking about kids. They can't reasonably be expected to, at 8 yrs old, to make a decision about the rest of their life.



29 Jul 2018 14:05:06
Hi Ed001

Promising times when it's hard to say what our best starting lineup is! Who would you start given we don't sign anyone else.

And happy birthday you youngen :)



{Ed001's Note - cheers. I don't think I would change much. Certainly not the forwards. Alisson in goal. Back four of TAA, Lovren, VVD and Robbo. Midfield of Fabinho, Hendo and Keita. Forwards the usual 3.}

1.) 29 Jul 2018 14:36:55
I just don't think there's enough creativity in playing Fabinho and Henderson together in a midfield 3. Both will do the defensive job but I can't see either playing those needle passes we may need against a defensive team. If Shaqiri plays anything like he did yesterday I'd go with Fabinho as the DM, Keita as the box to box midfielder and Shaqiri as the number 10 behind our awesome front 3 helping to break teams down. With the likes of Henderson and Gini covering for Fabinho and Keita.

{Ed002's Note - Back to the 4-1-1-1-3 formation then? I did tell you it would end up like that.}

2.) 29 Jul 2018 14:40:41
On second thoughts, why even bother with a DM against the ultra defensive teams? Imagine if we signed Fekir it could be an attack-minded midfield like Keita, Shaqiri and Fekir. Score a couple of goals then bring on Fabinho and Henderson to both help shut up shop. Oh the options!

{Ed002's Note - {4-0-6 now then.}

3.) 29 Jul 2018 15:02:42
Hi Adam - I disagree on hendo, he has shown with his passing range and defence splitting passes that he is very creative plus he can put in the defensive shift - I see us as having a front five with hendo and Keita and a defensive six/ seven against better teams.

4.) 29 Jul 2018 14:44:08
Mouthwatering team Ed. Really happy with our business in transfer market. Can’t wait for the season to start now. So so hope we can challenge.

5.) 29 Jul 2018 15:55:21
The reason fab is so highly rated is Coz he can pass the ball. Not just a dm but a ball player too. Like hendo.

If you can't see creativity in a team with robbo, trent, keita, salah, mane and firmino then I don't know what to suggest.

We have players like gini lallana and shaqiri who can add some more attack to our midfield. And milner of course.

We already had a great team. A team that battered City and got to ucl final. We have sold no one massive for us and brought in 4 really good players. It's all good.

6.) 29 Jul 2018 17:21:06
Read it again Robbie, did I say there's no creativity in our team? No. I said there would not be much creativity in the midfield coming from Henderson and Fabinho - being both defensive-minded. I'm not saying that is a bad thing, or putting them down, I think their skills are invaluable when we are looking to defend, but I would like to see only one of those players in the midfield when we are looking to break down Stoke-like teams who just defend. Start with Shaqiri and Keita in the midfield and it will be an attacking onslaught. As for the 4-0-6 formation, Liverpool already have TAA and Robertson focused primarily on attack so we may as well call it 2-0-8 ;)

7.) 29 Jul 2018 21:09:33
Adam, we played a midfield 3 of Milner, Wiji and Hendo late last season and that s=did not stop us from thumping Roma, City and Brighton (we did struggle vs parked buses, I agree) . That midfield will be less creative compared to Keita, Hendo and Fab esp. since Hendo will play ahead of Fab, behind Keita who is VERY creative. Chill out, man. Everything will be fine.

{Ed002's Note - To be fair Roma had a very average GK.}



17 Jul 2018 14:46:04
Sky Italy sources stating Liverpool have begun talks with Alisson.


1.) 17 Jul 2018 15:10:44
On twitter too, guess its true ha.

2.) 17 Jul 2018 19:40:57
We shall see as I'm not sure about these Italian media outlets and I'm definitely not putting any hopes on twitter.



10 Jul 2018 13:53:02
Dear Ed001,

Despite once again being terrific for England this campaign, Henderson always seems to be bashed with a lot of fans claiming he's been rubbish etc, when even the pundits who normally unrightfully bash him have supported him this world cup.

Would you think there is a reason people are so quick to jump on his back or are fans just so fickle and wish to have a scapegoat who they can criticize with ease.



{Ed001's Note - it is a number of factors, the desire to have a scapegoat being the main one. There is the fact he runs in an unusual way, which people don't like as it is different. The other problem is that the most important things he does are away from the ball and require a deeper understanding of the game to spot.}

1.) 10 Jul 2018 15:02:31
Thanks for the respond Ed001!

It's a shame really as most player spend more time off the ball than with it, so it's important to be effective there as well.

{Ed001's Note - that was one of the things Cruyff stressed, that it is what you do without the ball that can make the difference.}

2.) 10 Jul 2018 15:10:16
People who only see the highlights will miss hendo's game. He doesn't score many goals although he is involved in many.

Since our run in ucl and now world cup, people are seeing his game and he's been brilliantly. Also, he is still getting better and better.

3.) 10 Jul 2018 15:10:37
Thought he was excellent against Sweden, performing that role on his own. At one point in the second half he just seemed to be everywhere on the pitch. Making tackles, interceptions, showing for the ball and then completing a pass. Gives me great hope for the coming season that he'll maintain his recent levels and put his injuries behind him.

4.) 10 Jul 2018 15:32:57
Even flying down the wing jurgen.

5.) 10 Jul 2018 16:03:45
Even when not fully fit we missed him when he was out or rested last season. Its because he does not over complicate things and try to take on 5 men when its not necessary and the flashy stuff always catches the eye whether its effective or not. He will just keep the ball moving and the opposition chasing. j

I think he has also gotten better at keeping his powder dry so he can last a full match by using his positioning rather than balls out defending, much like hamman used to.

This talk about phasing him out next season is premature i think.

6.) 10 Jul 2018 16:33:31
Quote from Ed01 from a thread discussing Hendo a while ago, "Those bashing Hnederson lack the football intelligence or intellect to discuss the issue" or something like that. PRICELESS!

As for Hendo's role for us next season, he will be used as always. Will play when fit and/ or when needed cos Klopp rotates his players a lot as we have seen. As for the whole "phased out" thingy, Ed01 has addressed that already, saying that Hendo was having issues with training and playing consistently cos his body could not handle it for a while hence, the club was looking to "phase him out" on a couple of seasons.

But now that he is playing and training well for England, his body can indeed take the physical workload that such exertions bring so we shall see. People are reading way too much into the phrase "phased out". It is not what many think it to be.

{Ed001's Note - actually what I had said was they were going to take a look at his fitness over the course of the season to see if he would need to be replaced. It was about monitoring his fitness during the season to see if his legs would hold up. They are still going strong weeks after most of the rest went on their holidays. I think that answered any questions about him personally.}

7.) 10 Jul 2018 16:55:57
Do you worry about Hendo having a long world cup ed01? I agree he has looked immense. He must have played more games than anyone this season with ucl and world cup though. Do you think he/ we will suffer for it next season? I know fab is seen as a can replacement but do you think hendo's long season helped klopp make the decision on fab.

{Ed001's Note - depends on how long a break he has. There is no reason why he has to be rushed back with the additions made this summer, so he should be fine.}

8.) 10 Jul 2018 18:16:30
Sorry, Ed. I knew as I was posting that I would not get everything right regarding your stance on Hendo.

{Ed001's Note - it's fine gave me a chance to point out that I never said he would be phased out, as people seem to think. Only that his fitness was to be monitored to see if we would need to.}

9.) 10 Jul 2018 18:25:41
Who's being bashing Hendo this world cup? As far I've seen he's been universally praised.

10.) 10 Jul 2018 21:27:48
PR, the bashing was during the season.

11.) 10 Jul 2018 21:52:32
The social media keyboard warriors are quick to jump on his back. I'd like to think they are a minority of people but unfortunately in this day and age they aren't a minority.



08 Jul 2018 22:19:50
Hi Ed001,

I just read a pretty interesting article of Lev Yashin on the BBC. What did you think of the chap?



{Ed001's Note - he is an extremely interesting guy, won the Ballon d'Or as a keeper and that says it all. Whenever I would talk to people my grandad's age about football, if the subject ever got round to keepers, there was only ever Yashin that counted. He was head and shoulders the best keeper of his era, possibly (probably?) the best ever.}

1.) 09 Jul 2018 05:19:29
Read it as well. To be honest, that was the first time I've actually heard, read or know about the guy.

Straight away I browsed for some clips in Youtube. He was such a big guy, but the jumps and the saves were amazing. And the shots that he saved weren't that ordinary shots either, most of them were thunderous shots.

{Ed001's Note - he looks like the film has been speeded up when you watch him move.}

2.) 09 Jul 2018 06:52:42
True Ed, he looks like he was on fast forward all the bloody time he was that quick, his reactions were just incredible. I was almost certain you'd done a legend profile on him but got mixed up because we were speaking about him the other week but found the Rene Higuita one again.

If anybody is interested in legendary keepers and haven't read that I strongly advise you to. I just read the beginning of it again and something Ed1 said 'The word legend is overused to define players who are not worthy of the tag, but Higuita really is a true legend of the game. There are so few people who can honestly claim to have changed football, yet Rene Higuita is one of them. ' this couldn't be more correct, the man really did change football, an incredible read that one Ed, when I have more time I'll be re reading it.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate. I do feel I didn't really do him justice though, as I left out so much stuff trying to keep the article as short as possible. I never thought people would try and read a lengthy article back then.}

3.) 09 Jul 2018 07:02:37
I remember it been your first Legend profile, short but brilliant mate, you summed up the important bits all in one really. Class as always.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate, it was the first time I had done something like that. All the other articles I did from my head, rather than spending time researching the subject. I wasn't sure if it would work out which is why I picked someone interesting to read about!}

4.) 09 Jul 2018 11:04:41
it's not only an incredible feat to win the Ballon D'or being a goalkeeper, but consider the players he beat that year (1963) to win it - Jimmy Greaves (44 goals for Spurs and won the Uefa cup, 2nd in the league) ; Gianni Rivera (Europena cup winner with Milan in 63); Denis Law (29 goals for Utd and FA cup winner that year) ; Eusebio (Portuguese Primera winnner and 38 goals scored) ; plus Bobby Charlton, Paul Van Himst and Karl-Heinze Schnellinger.

Any one of those could (and did in the cases of Rivera, Law, Charlton and Eusebio) have won it that year.
Also put into context how the World was in 1963. The Soviet Union wasn't exactly in everyone's good books.

5.) 09 Jul 2018 11:14:54
Lev Yashin was not just a brilliant GK, arguably the best of all time, he was a very imposing figure. I saw a documentary about him and they showed a picture of him and his team mates in a photo shoot before a game (during the national anthem) an he was the tallest of them all. He also wore all black outfits during games hence this and due to his imposing figure, he was labelled The Black Spider.

The next best thing to come after the legendary Yashin was the also legendary Renat Dessaev who was also Russian. Ed01, what did you think of him?

{Ed001's Note - to be honest, I know almost nothing about him, other than his name. I have added him to the legends list, I look forward to removing my ignorance regarding him.}

6.) 09 Jul 2018 12:49:19
Thanks, Ed. Did not know much about him either. Watched him at Euro 1988 (I was 12) and heard the commentators raving about him BUT I have no info to back it up.

{Ed001's Note - I have literally only heard the name, purely because it was in a list of great players in a World Cup preview I saw.}




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24 Apr 2018 21:50:22
Guys he hasn't got the back injury (Coutinhoitis) so I presume he's not faking it.




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29 Jan 2018 21:47:44
I'm very happy for Dan the man. I really hope he gets firing again and makes a difference. A player with great talent and I would like to see him thrive. His future does not seem to be at Liverpool but I see no reason why he can't continue a great career elsewhere.




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27 Jan 2018 18:29:27
What players? List ones who are available and want to come to Liverpool.




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09 Jan 2018 21:42:34
David Ngogs second coming?




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06 Jan 2018 20:51:39
Cheers Ed.





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02 Aug 2018 08:47:13
What about when the african cup of nations occurs in the summer? Surely we need to sign a new squad!




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01 Aug 2018 16:57:12
David Silva and David Villa also on there way. Let’s not forget about Konoployanka and Yarmelenko as well!




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26 Jul 2018 21:51:57
I don't read into statements to much. Especially when you have players joining our B team (Southampton) and saying it's a pleasure to work with Mark Hughes.




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21 Jul 2018 13:58:45
Flash the red. I wouldn't say it's lack of effort, more that he is simply not good enough. When he plays, his pairing CB always looks uncomfortable since he is always out of position and causes lots of errors. His inability to perform an adequate defensive header and just not being strong enough has caused us problems time and again.

He is very good at playing the ball out the back and for some reason can muster a good attacking header from corners (but yet not defensive headers) .

For me, based on last season I would have Klavan as our third choice CB seeing as he actually did quite good. Yes he has a lack of pace, but he had some very good games against strong physical players which we have struggled against in the past.

I would like to say though, we are all entitled to our opinions, so I would like to think that neither of us is dead right, just more that we are commenting on what we have observed. And hey wouldn't it be boring if we all shared the same views in football ;)




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17 Jul 2018 08:28:41
Totally agreed Ed001. For example my friend who did his mandatory Israeli army service was a fitness coach. And my other friend who did his South Korean service is an accountant. Some good skills to be gained and it can look great on the CV. Of course not everyone has it as good as these chaps though.


{Ed001's Note - I know in the US a lot of people who served purely because it was the only way to get a college degree when they came from poor backgrounds. It can be beneficial to the country as a whole when it is implemented correctly.}