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09 May 2019 09:16:44
I've just called Anfield to check if they plan to show the final this season like they did last year. I was told that there are no plans to do so, but if things change then it will go up on the website.

Sounded like a rehearsed answer to me, so I guess it's a wait an see.

Do I book a hotel room or not?! 🤷‍♂️😂

Anyway, thought I'd share that to save other ringing up too.


{Ed002's Note - Thanks Z. They are probably too busy sorting out the hospitality tickets anyway.}

1.) 09 May 2019 12:13:53
I would imagine they will zed. I already have the boat from Belfast booked so I'm hoping so!

2.) 09 May 2019 12:43:57
Well worth booking a room in liverpool anyway there won't be many bars without the game on and the atmosphere will be insane, took the girlfriend to watch the seville game and despite my horrible mood after the game she still fell in love with the passion in the city, 3rd time lucky for her to see us lift a european trophy our hotel was booked 10 mins after the whistle!

3.) 09 May 2019 18:37:30
To be honest Swifty, you’re mrs is sounding like a bit of a jinx to be honest 😂.

{Ed025's Note - love it hopeful..

4.) 09 May 2019 19:11:28
Think we’ll have to use this year as the barometer ed, if it all goes pear shaped he’s going to have some tough choices to make.
Joking aside, just read something that suggested the game mightn’t be shown due to the take that concert taking place at Anfield 🙄. Anyway, the atmosphere in the city will be electric and I’m sure if we all pray, show how deep is our love for LFC and have a little patience, the good times could be back for good and we could go on to rule the world. These days, it only takes a minute to score a goal, could it be magic?, absolutely if our players shine and never forget, everything changes in a game so quickly and even if we fall behind, if we play like giants it could still be the greatest day.

5.) 09 May 2019 21:35:04
The game is not going to be shown at Anfield due to the commitments to the concerts being held. The merchandising for the final has been hampered also by these previous commitments.

6.) 09 May 2019 22:21:10
It was a fantastic atmosphere last year and something nice to do for those fans like myself who missed out on tickets in the ballot.

Fingers crossed I’ll be in Madrid this year so won’t have to worry about it!

One thought is that the ground is hosting a take that concert on the Thursday after. Perhaps too little time to clear the necessaries to show the final and then set up for the concert? (I doubt it but you never know) .

7.) 09 May 2019 23:16:28
I put all that effort into shoehorning as many take that songs into that reply and no one even noticed. Honestly, I don’t know why I bother 😤😂.

8.) 10 May 2019 01:07:04
I thought the same hopeful until we scored 3 just after she walked in from work tuesday so decided she might not be all bad!

9.) 10 May 2019 11:18:13
There will be plenty of bars in the city centre to watch it and the atmosphere will be amazing. Also read that they might be showing it at the Echo Arena like the last couple of finals.

10.) 11 May 2019 15:02:37
It could be due to the concerts that we are having at Anfield this years off season for the first time make it unavailable.



08 Jan 2019 10:57:45
One for Ed001 and Ed002 if possible. I see that Godin is potentially being touted for Man Utd.

Do we hold any interest at all? Given his age and experience, do you think he would be a good choice to rotate with VVD and Gomez? I would expect Lovren to make way.

Is the fee being asked for him high in this market (ie >€30m) or less than that? I'm not sure of his contract situation.




{Ed001's Note - I don't know of any interest from us and I have no idea what price is being asked sorry. I am a bit out of touch at the moment.}

1.) 08 Jan 2019 11:56:06
Thanks Tris. I know you’ve been a fan of Godin’s. In your view, would he be a good addition for us, even at 32? Would he work well with VVD and Gomez given their relative speed?

{Ed001's Note - I love Godin and training with Gomez and VVD would be great for them to learn the dark arts of defending, as Godin is the master of them in the modern game. However he is not really suited to our style of play on the pitch, so, much as I love him, it would maybe not be as good a signing as it would seem on the face of it. Moving to a higher paced league at the age of 32 would be difficult enough for him, without asking him to play 15 yards further up the pitch than he usually does.}

2.) 08 Jan 2019 12:25:48
Sorry, forgot to add, whether you think we need another CB at the expense of Lovren and/ or Matip? The way I see it we now have a very good squad and just need to tweak round the edges to ensure the replacements for our first 11 a) can play in the same way to allow for better integration (not like Sturridge for example) and b) are of a slightly better quality than some we have.

To find very good players who are happy with rotation, in my view you either go for players are the start or end of their careers.

{Ed025's Note - the problem is zed that you dont have "a very good squad", you have a very good first team but i think yesterday showed that the squad is just about how weak as it can get mate, just my view of course..

3.) 08 Jan 2019 12:41:04
Thanks Tris. He sounds like one to keep tabs on and nab in a few years time when he moves into coaching!

4.) 08 Jan 2019 13:03:52
This squad we have is good when we don't have to use them. On paper it's solid but in action it's atrocious!

5.) 08 Jan 2019 13:04:22
P. s. I think our first team is outstanding, not “very good” 😉.

6.) 08 Jan 2019 13:03:39
I take your point Ed025, but the team yesterday wasn’t a team we would put out in the premiership. The Man City team, for example, was an adult lot of regular starters. Maybe very good is pushing it, and we definitely don’t have 2 players for each position. I honestly think our biggest issue is having 3 other attackers in the same mould as our regular 3. Sturridge and Origi play a different type of game which unbalanced the rest of the team too. I have high hopes for Brewster, especially as he had been modelling himself on Bobby, and would like to see how well Kent could do back in our team, not forgetting Woodburn too. However, I suspect we will see Origi and Studge gone by the summer and at least one new player brought in. Would still love for that to be Fekir.

7.) 08 Jan 2019 16:18:09
Top and bottom is first 15 are quality the rest are bang average.

8.) 08 Jan 2019 18:35:36

Alisson/ Mignolet --- Ederson/ Bravo


A. Arnold/ Camacho/ --- Walker/ Danilo
Robertson/ Moreno --- Mendy/ Zinchenko
VanDijk/ Matip --- Stones/ Otamendi
Lovren/ Gomez --- Laporte/ Kompany


Henderson/ Fabinho --- Fernandinho/ Delph
Milner/ Keita --- DeBruyne/ Gundogan
Wijnaldum/ Chamberlain --- D. Silva/ Foden


Salah/ Shaqiri --- Sterling/ B. Silva
Mane/ Lallana --- Sane/ Mahrez
Firmino/ Sturridge --- Aguero/ G. Jesus

We have nice depth.

{Ed025's Note - kidding yourself mate..

9.) 08 Jan 2019 17:35:38
I think the problem is that we have about 15 players who have been fully integrated into the Klopp playing style. Some of the others are good to very good players who can't/ won't play the way we need them to (Sturridge, Origi, Moreno) and we need to address this. The squad is a good size but not all of them are a good fit for how we play.

10.) 08 Jan 2019 19:14:34
Based on last night's performance Moreno, Sturridge and Origi should have played their last game for LFC. I would rather the youngsters given the chance than play those 3 bafoons. I have never seen such a lack of effort from Sturridge, Moreno is just a terrible player, how he has got to such a high standard is beyond me. He makes Djimi Traore look good and Origi is just a headless chicken. The sooner those 3 are booted out the better.

11.) 08 Jan 2019 19:57:26
Ed025 no offence but we are top of the league. I like you a lot but I'm afraid to say our squad is rubbish is a regretful comment.

{Ed025's Note - your first team is great hessle and i would suggest even better than city,s, i never called them rubbish mate i called them weak and i stand by that, you may get away with it and win the league anyway...but if you get injuries to 1 or 2 key players it could easily go tits up as i dont think you have the quality of back up that the likes of city have, just an opinion of course..

12.) 08 Jan 2019 21:48:56
Completely agree ed025.

Our squad depth is on paper full. Yes we have a lot of players. But good squad depth is when a player can come in to replace a player and the team play a similar style, the way City have it setup they’ve got exactly that.

We take off mane or Salah we bring on someone with half the pace and not the same energy levels to press in Sturridge, Lallana or Origi. City take off sane or sterling and they bring on Mahrez pretty much the same type of player.

We are along way from having the squad depth to play the same style of play our first team play let alone level and that was clear to see on Monday.

{Ed025's Note - your right jordz, and thats what i have been trying to explain mate..

13.) 08 Jan 2019 23:59:05
Defo still need more signing for the bench. Players have to leave of course.

14.) 09 Jan 2019 00:21:08
I think you Ed, like a lot of other rival fans look at a game last night and try to use it to have a sly dig when you know the truth really.
Fact is our squad is very good. If you take out 10 of any teams best 11 and replace them with a mixture of squad players and development players they would struggle to beat a full strength premier league team away from home.
You are never going to have to play that many squad players and kids at the same time in a game that actually means something.
You might be missing 2 or 3 first team players at any one time and we have more than enough to cover that in most positions. Of course there are players that are world class that we’d miss like VVD, Alisson or Salah so if they were all missing at the same time we’d suffer but not anywhere near as badly as you’re trying to make out.
Wishful thinking on your part I’m afraid mate.

{Ed025's Note - i dont know why you think i would wish that bobby..

15.) 09 Jan 2019 14:38:55
Bit of Ed25 bashing here! He is right, look at Liverpool's last 2 season's they have shown they are capable of only challenging on 1 front, not 2 or 3. Last season - UCL was the focus. This season - the prem, and they've done very well at different times.

I'd say we have maybe 8 "top" players IMO (Salah, Mane, Bobby, Alisson, VVD, Robbo, Gini + Fabinho) 8 "good" players (Hendo, Gomez, TAA, Keita, Shaqiri, Milner, Ox, Lovren) . The rest are average, very young, or terrible (not naming any names! )

16 top/ good players (when all are fit) does not make a good squad!

The last two years have seen a great improvement, but still a long way to go. Squads are built not bought! (Unless you are City! )

16.) 09 Jan 2019 20:05:42
I hate the argument that if you lose your best 1 or 2 players you are not as strong. that is as obvious as saying snow is white.
If any team lost VVD or Salah or Allison they would be severely weakened.
Monday was stupidity not lack of depth. it was reserves it was a load of kids away at a strong PL Team. and they lost 2.1.
Klopp put 1 or 2 other in, we win.

{Ed002's Note - It is more a matter of refraction. Snow is actually not unliske sugar, a pale transluscent violet.}

17.) 09 Jan 2019 20:18:07
If we were honest the only position we have any decent cover is in midfield where we play 3 players, and have Henderson, Milner, Gini, Shaq, Fabinho, Keita, Lallana and Ox (when fit) .

Our goalkeeper cover is Mignolet so I will leave it at that.
Defence cover includes Matip, Lovren and Moreno
Forward cover Sturridge, Origi
I would even say Uniteds bench is often better than ours. Let alone City’s.

18.) 11 Jan 2019 06:07:53
Same as polar bears, their fleece isn't actually white, it just reflects the colors around them.



01 Aug 2018 00:05:47
Barca apparently also interested in Migs for around £12.5m according to Sly.

To replace Cillessen, who's heading out.

Besiktas still also interested.

Will be enlightening to see if Migs wants game time or bench trophies.


1.) 01 Aug 2018 01:57:53
Why does it have to be those options? I think its sad how we try to analyze athletes decisions these days.

2.) 01 Aug 2018 06:15:37
No one else seems to be in for Mignolet as a first choice. So I guess if he's going to No 2 somewhere, Barcelona is probably not a bad place to go - almost certain trophies, nice place to live, being reunited with ex-Liverpool teammates :-), etc.

3.) 01 Aug 2018 06:33:14
He will also get game time at Barcelona, he will play all the Copa Del Rey games and maybe even the champions league games. And as you say more than likely win trophies and live in a fantastic city. He won’t even make our bench next season so let’s just be happy for the guy and hope the move happens.

4.) 01 Aug 2018 07:16:12
Zed, not a huge fan of what you're implying there. Going to Barcelona, even as a back up, is a big deal and something to be proud of.

5.) 01 Aug 2018 07:24:38
I completely get where axed is coming from here guys. Word is that Migs wants out of lfc due to not being no1 - so how would going to Barcelona solve that?

And Putney it’s says a lot of a career highlight would be barely playing (if at all) for Barca.

He’s good enough to play for a mid table/ just below prem team. He’ll get good wages and actually play.

6.) 01 Aug 2018 07:34:13
Agreed 87.

7.) 01 Aug 2018 08:36:00
Just to clarify, Barcelona are a great team, but as 87 said, if Karius leaves, which I suspect he will, then Migs would be swapping our bench for Barca’s. Doesn’t make much sense.

He is good enough for other teams, especially more defensive ones, so if his complaint is lack of playing time, surely you’d expect to see him join one of those, either here or overseas, rather than warming Barca’s bench and getting the odd run out.

8.) 01 Aug 2018 08:37:30
Amazing how no one has mentioned money. Maybe he will get a big signing on fee and whopping weekly wages guaranteed for four or five years.

This could set him up for life to live in one of the most fantastic cities in the world. Doesn’t sound that bad to me. And maybe he’s happy to be second fiddle to achieve this.

Good luck to him - wish I had that type of luck!

9.) 01 Aug 2018 08:52:46
If he was going to a standard team to sit on the bench i would question it, but it IS Barcelona, not many people get the chance to play for them, so i wouldn't criticise him for going there.

10.) 01 Aug 2018 09:05:45
I think you’re all missing the point. It’s up to Mignolet where he chooses to go. If he decides to go to Barcelona that’s up to him and all you’re doing is second guessing his reasons why. He’ll have his own reason for going to the team he does (if he does leave), there’s no way we can know for sure what they are.

11.) 01 Aug 2018 09:08:19
I’m not criticising him if he goes to Barca. Just pointing out it’s contrary to his apparent unhappiness of being a bench player.

12.) 01 Aug 2018 09:28:07
I'm with 87Red here, also not criticising, but does appear odd if his aim is 1st team starts.

13.) 01 Aug 2018 13:26:55
I think ya'll are playing a bit to much couch psychologist. If you have a chance to go to Barca, then go. It's ok to change your mind when you have new information.

14.) 01 Aug 2018 14:07:55
Have to say, the abuse and lack of respect reserved for our keepers is the one thing that has made me uncomfortable about being a Liverpool supporter over the last few years.

The (Kop lead) jeering and ironic cheers that could be heard in Anfield when both Karius and Migs were struggling was nothing short of shameful. I hope to God that Alisson doesn't start off poorly for us because the pressure we put our own keepers under will only end up one way.

I wish Migs all the best wherever he goes. Like every other Red who wore the jersey with honesty and sincerity, I hope he only gets better and regains the form that made us buy him in the first place.

15.) 01 Aug 2018 17:27:08
If I was Mignolet I’d go to Barca. Might not play as much, but medals make up for that. Plus with the political situation in Turkey it’s hardly the safest place in the world.

16.) 01 Aug 2018 22:29:58
Dudek did the same at Madrid. Had a decent career for them playing second fiddle. No shame in it imho.

17.) 02 Aug 2018 10:00:27
The other thing you have to remember is that there’s the chance of playing alongside some of the best players in the world and in Messi one of the greatest players to have graced the game, who would not want an opportunity for that. Also maybe the Barcelona fans might not give him grief constantly and with a different goalkeeping coach he may actually improve. Most Liverpool fans don’t want him at the club then bitch and moan when it looks like a move may happen. Best of luck to him I say.



25 Jul 2018 09:19:54
Sheyi Ojo is linked with moves to either Nottingham Forest or Reading, according to The Echo. Forest apparently interested in a £10m purchase, Reading interested in a loan.

The source of the story (Googling it and looking for the oldest news article) seems to be The S*n so not sure on accuracy. For obvious reasons, I didn't click through to the original story.

Chiravella also appears to be linked with Forest, although The Echo says they are unlikely to move now they have Colback on loan again for the season.

Both of them are 21, both have been highly thought of, and both are of an age where they should be getting starts in the first team (at least for cup games) if they have a longer term future at the club.

I wonder if other, younger, players have overtaken them in the pecking order and therefore a move (even permanent) is probably best for their careers?


1.) 25 Jul 2018 09:53:53
Yeah Chirivella in particular is never realistically gong to break into the team, so may as well get him a good move and a few bob for our troubles. I like Ojo as a player and think he's got potential but needs to find consistency and won't get the game time at Liverpool. Really now with Shaqiri there is little room for Ojo, especially considering we've got Camacho and Adekanye coming through and of course Wilson out on loan. I'd take 10 million pounds for Ojo in a heartbeat. Pity I don't own him, though.

2.) 25 Jul 2018 12:16:02
I’d snap their hands off for 10m.

3.) 25 Jul 2018 12:43:22
Annoying when you start reading a story and halfway through you see that rag is the original source.

I just instantly stop reading it and couldn't be bothered what the rest says.

4.) 25 Jul 2018 14:13:20
Agreed Irish I once saw a homeless man sitting on a copy of the sun, I immediately took it off him and binned it! Before I replaced it with the daily mirror.

5.) 25 Jul 2018 14:34:15
To be fair, Irish, I did try to reference it as soon as possible!



18 Jul 2018 16:06:51
Sky Italia (reported via Sky Sports) now saying the whole deal has been agreed with Alisson and Roma, including transfer fee/ payments, and a 5 year contract with Alisson.

He is due to fly to Liverpool in the next day or so for a medical which is the last O/ S thing.

Watch out for ACL twitches ;-)

Hailstones, this is going to happen, I suggest you tell your lady that you will be moving out!


1.) 18 Jul 2018 16:16:01
The two most dreaded words in the English language - Liverpool Medical!

2.) 18 Jul 2018 16:27:00
I'm getting Loic Remy flashbacks.

3.) 18 Jul 2018 16:27:17
Jurgen is a legend just gets better. He knows what’s required to challenge. Come on reds no excuses now.

4.) 18 Jul 2018 16:36:38
Hailstones remember. dibs😆.

5.) 18 Jul 2018 16:42:38
As hailstones originally offered his house and wife on my post I think it’s only fair I spend a week in it, (his wife I mean) 😉.

6.) 18 Jul 2018 17:24:25
1985mikey hats off to your comment👏👏.

7.) 18 Jul 2018 17:08:05
Not confirmed by club or the Ed’s so I would cool your engines.

8.) 18 Jul 2018 17:49:30
Turn on your telly bobby, about to jump on a plane to the Pool! No Ed confirmation needed. Now onto Nabil.

9.) 18 Jul 2018 17:49:57
I doubt there will be any problems from here on in. Medical and Bob is your uncle.

Like Ed002 said, not many clubs that are willing to agree on the fee we have for Alisson.

All roads lead to Anfield.

10.) 18 Jul 2018 17:52:35
Get a grip man only lfc know what's happening. Appears sky got this spot on.

11.) 18 Jul 2018 18:16:49
Can’t believe you went there Mikey haha.

12.) 18 Jul 2018 18:21:36
Hailstones I take it you have a pair of slippers rather than pack my own need the room in my bag for the gear your missus has requested, kinky girl.

13.) 18 Jul 2018 18:50:17
Hahahaha she is waiting at the front door with domanatrix gear on with the front door keys in her teeth lads, honest!

14.) 18 Jul 2018 18:53:16
I bet my house and bird we don't sign fekir! , good omen saying that haha.

15.) 18 Jul 2018 19:18:36
Lmao hailstones xD
Now the 2nd house and mistress is up for grabs? Damn haha.




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21 May 2019 13:43:41
Ok, I fully expect this to get a number of disagrees, but wanted to spark a discussion as the best teams in the past (including us) have always improved in every position if wanting to continue success.

We all know, from Ed002, that Salah's agent is trying to get him a move this year, ideally to Real Madrid, albeit their demands do not seem to have gone down well.

Let's say the agent succeeds. We now have confidence in Edwards that he will be able to secure an amazing price for him, if that's the case - personal view is £150m plus.

If that were to happen, would Mbappe be an option for us? According an article in the BBC Sport Gossip section (albeit reported via the Express 🙄) mentions that Mbappe is angling for a move. He would no doubt cost more than we could raise for Salah, but, Eds, is that even a possibility?

Also, fellow reds, would you see that as a step back or an upgrade on Salah?

Don't get me wrong, I don't want to break up a winning team, but if a player really wants to leave, the best we can do is to replace him in the best possible way - think Aldo for Rushie!


1.) 21 May 2019 14:05:02
Don't Salah and Mbappe play the same position? If Mbappe is the Ronaldo replacement that is planned by Florentino Perez, then why would REal blow close to 150 million pounds on Salah just for one season? Makes no sense to me.
Imo, Salah will remain a LFC player for the foreseeable future and Real will sign Mbappe either this summer or next.

2.) 21 May 2019 14:09:25
Zeddicus I get your thinking, but don't play into the agents hands.

No reason to sell Salah, massive monnies will not change that. Especially if Hazard is going there as well.

A side with Hazard and Salah on either side is mouth watering from a football fans point of view, but let's just wait and see.

3.) 21 May 2019 14:22:57
Don't think Mbappe will ever play for Liverpool or ever in England.

4.) 21 May 2019 14:32:01
First of all I think it was Rushie for Aldo for Rushie, I think 🤣.

5.) 21 May 2019 14:45:31
It would be a disaster if we sold Salah. We would just continue the same pattern of the last 30 years, on the brink of something special and then sell 2/ 3 key players, and drop back down to 5th for another 5 seasons until we do it again.

6.) 21 May 2019 14:58:32
I’d take that swap all day long. Salah’s amazing, Mbappe will be better.

7.) 21 May 2019 15:09:33
Thanks for the replies all, and I take your point Irish, so in 2021 we should have both Salah and Mbappe in the team!

I think this post got held up in the system for a while as I actually typed it early yesterday, before further news came out that Mbappe was going to stay put in PSG for at least another year (and then probably go to Real) .

As I said, I hope we keep all of our first teamers and our more reliable backups in place, but was just a for instance.

8.) 21 May 2019 16:53:32
In all seriousness tho. For me there is a certain level of player that Liverpool could never buy and I think Mbappe falls into that category.

{Ed025's Note - im with you irish, the klopp ethic is all about team spirit and working for each other, i dont think you need global superstars and even though he comes across as a nice guy they generally turn out to be arseholes in my experience mate..

9.) 21 May 2019 16:38:33
Mohammed Salah is undoubtedly one of our most important players, no doubt. But let's not think for even for a moment that he is the "be-all" of the team or that he is not replaceable. Yes, it's a function of how much money you can spend to replace him, but he and his 25 goals and 10 or so assists (average) per season are certainly replaceable.

And let's not forget some of his history with us. He was Klopp's 4th choice. He was well known throughout Europe, and perhaps in the top 10 or 12 top wingers/ strikers. He came over. Klopp and staff shifted his style and positioning a bit, instructed him to go for goal as often as possible, setup the front 3 in the way they play, and he is now probably in the top 3 of European wingers/ strikers. Of course, his personal effort has been involved. But he walked into a system that suited him and the system has been tweeked to suit him also (two wingers who zoom into the center from the wings, a false 9 who plays further back than the conventional, and 2 fullbacks who rain in crosses from the wings)

So my point is that if Klopp has done it with Salah, it's certainly possible for him to do it again with another player with similar skills and abilities. In my opinion, Mbappe has a much greater upside potential than Salah, and is probably more talented too. I would take Mbappe and pay the difference, too. But keeping and holding on to Salah is more than good enough for the ambitions the club has.

10.) 21 May 2019 17:43:46
This is all pie in the sky stuff, Mbappes next contract will be minimum 400k a week and he will cost £250-£300m. There are only about 2/ 3 teams in the world that could make it happen and we aren’t one of them.
On a side note I thought his whole more responsibility with PSG or another project might have been a warning that it’s him or Neymar there, if that’s the case then I would expect neymar to move back to Spain shortly.

11.) 21 May 2019 17:48:11
I’m not trying to be facetious here Ed025 but which a/ hole world class players have you got experience of?
Kevin Keegan aside, who was and is not an a/ hole (met him recently and he was a gent like you said) .

{Ed025's Note - i had a cup of tea with KK many moons ago juicer and hes one of the nicest guys you could meet, im talking about the neymar,s pogba,s and ibrahimovic,s of this world mate and you could add messi and bale to that list as well, superstars who are egotistical maniac,s and despite being mega mega rich think they are above paying tax and treat other players and supporters with disdain, i dont know them personally of course but have read numerous accounts of their behavior towards others to know a shithouse when i see one..

12.) 21 May 2019 18:02:30
The way I look at things these days is, no player is bigger than the club, no matter how good they are. If Salah is to move on this summer then I'd wish him the best of luck and hope for a decent replacement, would I want Mbappe? absolutely but I think we all know that'll never happen. I also don't believe Salah is going anywhere either, not this summer but I do think it'll come in time.

Mbappe is the better out of the two. I can never see him joining us or any English club but if we got rid of Salah, I'd want us to be going for players like him personally, we're at the top now with the elite, we need top class not mediocre players.

13.) 21 May 2019 18:35:30
If Salah left, you'd have to change your name to Mane.

14.) 21 May 2019 18:52:59
"He could never play for us. Let's be realistic and focus on the Begovics, Popes and Pickfords of this World". That was what was being said last summer about Alisson. And guess where he's playing now? "Oh he'll join ManC or Chelsea, they'll pay the wages he probably wants, we could never afford him". And that was what was said here about VVD, and we know what happened after that.

We paid a World record price for each of those players, at the time. I have no idea if we can afford Mbappe or not (i have no idea whatsoever of the financial picture of the club) . All I know is that we are not "bottom-of the barrel-scrapers" that some make us out to be.

15.) 21 May 2019 18:57:35
Sadly, I doubt Liverpool or any English club is high on the list of dream destinations for the very top players like Mbappe. Football these days is about more than just possible trophies, it’s about lifestyle and money and dreary old England just doesn’t match up to the sun and lifestyle of Barcelona or Madrid.

16.) 21 May 2019 19:18:46
If he wants to go and puts in a transfer request then we sell him.
Don’t know who would replace him, a speed merchant of some description.

{Ed025's Note - usain bolt?...lewis hamilton?.. :)

17.) 21 May 2019 19:23:58
Ah good, my weekly chance to repeat (over and over) Salah is NOT leaving this summer!

18.) 21 May 2019 19:31:59
JK_RED, you obviously haven't been to Cheshire (going by claims here a few days ago) 😂.

19.) 21 May 2019 19:49:50
The one Liverpool player I think would really hurt if he left would be VVD. I think Salah has found his level here of being a 20-25 goal a season player, which is excellent. But, is that irreplaceable? And like ED025 said, Klopp has a certain character of player he wants, not necessarily the world's best in their position. Thankfully, we get both with Virg.

{Ed025's Note - i think you do burkey mate..

20.) 21 May 2019 21:16:46
Salah has 56 league goals in 2 seasons. If he stays fit next year he will get min 25 league goals. There are only two other players in world football who could better or match this from the right are Messi and Mbappe.

I don't believe we have a chance on Mbappe do hope Salah stays as long as possible. In addition Mane would also be just about irreplaceable as well.

21.) 21 May 2019 21:40:18
Very long thread with the wrong player being mentioned . substitute Salah for Moreno and replace Mbappe with Bale.

22.) 21 May 2019 23:12:04
Football these days is about money, success and profile.

Money is king, the other 2 are much of a muchness.
By profile I mean ‘what the club can do to enhance your profile amongst your peers and through electronic media’.
These lads will be so rich when they retire aged 35 they can go and live anywhere they want. Football is still a short career. Success means that your name will live on after you die, you’ll always be one of the team that won . Like Djimi Traore - champions league winner or Bernard Diomede - World Cup winner.

23.) 22 May 2019 08:47:38
VVD or alison leaving would be the worst players to lose Salah would be a loss but ultimately our team is more balanced to look for a replacement where in previous years we have still been building a squad and lost key players we have been building around.

24.) 22 May 2019 10:41:08
I couldn't agree more berg.

25.) 22 May 2019 12:36:41
I get your point Berg but who would get his 25 goals? Midfield don't score or create enough. Ox might get a few but very unlikely to get double figures. Firmino doesn't score enough and any new player that comes in would do well to play on the right and get 10-12 goals.

We would have to chance the formation and the way we play if we lost Salah, same goes for Mane both are irreplaceable.

26.) 22 May 2019 14:13:39
Lets get LeBron James then! He scores and assists a lot each and every game! and he has very little share in our beloved club too!

27.) 22 May 2019 14:58:00
Mark I'm saying we would be able to reinvest in salahs replacement in previous seasons we lost key players and spent the money buying 3 players to fill weak spots across the team I know we are not perfect but if Salah left for x amount we could reinvest in his replacement not need three or four players with that money plus if I am right Salah was klopp 3rd choice maybe his first or second options would be available now who knows but my opinion is if Salah wants to leave along as we get a good price I wish him well.



14 May 2019 19:042:19
OK, its fantasy transfer time!

Imagine you had an unlimited pot of money, and the opportunity to pick up 5 players ONLY from other (current i. e. including the relegated ones, not including those coming up next season) Premier League teams, who would you choose and why?

Remember, don't just pick superstars, cos they'll start getting bored if you can't offer the game time, so they have to be reasonably realistic.

My picks would be:

Ryan Sessegnon - great cover for LB and LWB, much more experience than, say, Adam Lewis, but not necessarily a blocker as Ryan could play further up in cup games etc and give Lewis chances at LB.

Asmir Begovic - plenty of PL pedigree and he would be a decent backup to Alisson, IMO.

Conor Coady - I would replace, probably, Lovren (on current form) with Conor. A local boy and has developed well into a rotation CB alongside VVD.

Jiminez - great cover across the front 3 and would get game time.

Kante - I know we've got Fab, but I'd love to help Kante re-find his world class form! And with Hendo and Milly nearer the end than the start of their careers, between Kante, Fab, Ox, Keita and Gini, we've got a great midfield for a few years to come.

I know they are (largely) unachieveable, but these are the ones I would pick from the EPL.

My rotation for the front 3 would therefore come from Jiminez, Sessengnon, Origi and the Ox.

What do you reckon? Eds also, if you aren't afraid of jinxing anything!


1.) 14 May 2019 20:04:48
Maddison - would help add some extra quality with the final ball and seems a hard worker

Wan bissaka - seems like a quality player for his age and could orabaky cover both full back positions

Sessegnon - for all the reasons said already

Hudson adoi - can cover both wings, young, talented and has the pace we like in our front three

Zaha - one of the best players outside the top six has had his problems and not sure if he has a good attitude or not but very skilful and can play not just both wings but i could see him playing through the middle as the false 9 when Bobby isn't there.

2.) 14 May 2019 20:07:18
Begovic be good backup,

Sessegnon be good option for LW and LB

Kante is world class but I'd feel guilty dropping fabinho so no

I'd add Bernardo Silva as my first pick, a creative genius in that 10 role and he also works his socks off

Azpilicueta too to compete for right side of defence, versatile and experienced defender

Felipe Anderson to add quality depth to the attack.

3.) 14 May 2019 20:13:37
Actually would have picked the exact same 5 as you doctor strange, except I would go Heaton for sessegnon to make my 5.

4.) 14 May 2019 20:34:57
Nick Pope, Reece James, Bernardo Silva, Ampadu and Ryan Sessegnon.

5.) 14 May 2019 20:42:53
If purely fantasy I would take, i've tried to fill positions were we need to strengthen;

Sane, wan bissaka (long term, short term competition for Trent, before taa moves into midfield) chilwell, son and a keeper probably someone like caballero, towards end of career and may accept being a mentor type role within the club.

I know not realistic but no harm in dreaming.

6.) 14 May 2019 21:15:05
So we're playing fantasy boy's and you buy begovic. you lack imagination. I bet you drive a Prius lol.

7.) 14 May 2019 21:30:52
5 is too many. I wouldn't want to upset the apple cart. It really depends who leaves as well. I'll assume for the sake of this that from the current first team Mignolet, Moreno, Lallana, Milner and Sturridge leave and none of the loan players return.

In that scenario I'd go for Tom Heaton, Ricardo Pereira and David Brooks; promoting Rhian Brewster and Curtis Jones to more prominent roles.

8.) 14 May 2019 21:54:57
Redphil, only 2 of yours play in the EPL.

Read much? Or too busy on your BMX?


9.) 14 May 2019 22:56:57
Alderweireld would be in there.
Wan Bisaka

That would do me 👍.

10.) 15 May 2019 00:25:04
Azplicueta, reliable all round, can add cover for the full backs and centre halves.

Bernardo silva. For me, he makes city tick, works hard, and a great player. Can add creativity in the midfield and play wide.

Begovic to cover backup goalkeeper.

I think that’s it.

11.) 15 May 2019 00:49:50
Romero from united as backup GK
V. Bissaka from Palace for Right side
D. Brooks or Madison as AM
R. Sessegon for Left side.
Jimenez for firmino backup.

12.) 15 May 2019 05:56:25
MK Scouser - not sure I agree with you on Curtis Jones. He seems to lost the ball in dangerous places too many times by overcooking it. Plus his work rate off the ball leaves something to be desired at times - its like he switches off and goes off into his own dream world. He has great skill and can do some amazing things but I reckon he is a long way off being ready for our bench.
On Brewster - is it just me or does he seem to have lost some pace since he came back? He certainly doesn't seem to be accelerating as well as he used to - it might just be him being tentative about putting the foot down but I really hope the injury hasn't affected him.

13.) 15 May 2019 10:15:00
I'll go for
Begovic as back up GK
Ricardo Pereira as back up RB/ LB
Conor Coady to replace Lovren as backup CB
James Maddison
Felipe Anderson

Son/ Sane/ Bernardo Silva all seem like players that won't want to sit on the bench for extended periods.

14.) 15 May 2019 11:56:32
Good shouts there, realtofel. The difficulty is thinking about who wouldn’t be unhappy (rather than “would be happy” as no player would be happy! ) to provide squad depth and not be a guaranteed starter.

Didn’t think of Pereira and Maddison could provide some good depth in midfield over my pick of Kante (who will probably want to start anyway) .

I still think Jiminez would be a better fit than Anderson, but just my view.



08 May 2019 15:39:57
Not sure if my earlier post today got through. I asked yesterday if Anfield is likely to host the final on live screens, and a couple of you reckoned it would.

I was wondering if any of you knew when they would confirm that? Trying to decide whether to travel to Liverpool for the final or watch in London. I would travel for Anfield, but in which case would need to book a hotel very very soon!

If not at Anfield, I'll probably watch in London as there are a few great Red pubs, like the one I watched last years final at!


{Ed002's Note - Try calling 0151 264 2222 and asking.}

1.) 08 May 2019 18:19:34
D'oh! *slaps head* - should have thought of that! Thank you Ed002!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

2.) 08 May 2019 19:40:53
BTW, for anyone else in the same boat, I will call tomorrow and ask, but last year they announced that Anfield would open 2 stands and charge £10/ adults, £5/ kids. This announcement was on 12 May 2018, so 2 weeks before the final. So if they are unable to confirm on the phone tomorrow, we should know in a week or so.

3.) 09 May 2019 01:44:37
I've heard they won't be screening the final as they will be preparing the ground for a Take That concert. Can anyone confirm?

{Ed025's Note - i cant see it har, because this is liverpool,s chance to shine, it could in fact be the greatest day and you could rule the world mate, so have a little patience because this could be magic and i think you are back for good.. :)

4.) 09 May 2019 06:33:23
Haha quality reply, well worded answer.

{Ed025's Note - cheers mate..



07 May 2019 23:30:27
Will Anfield show the final on the big screen?


1.) 07 May 2019 23:47:04
Yes, last year was on at Anfield and the Arena but sold out quick.

2.) 07 May 2019 23:52:04
Hoping so zed. It's where I watched the final last season and already booked my flights over!

3.) 07 May 2019 23:57:10
The FA Cup final?
Nah, we'll leave the domestic stuff to City. We'll concentrate on Ol Big Ears.



29 Apr 2019 11:44:33
I hope we don't miss out on the league by less than an inch.

Come On Leicester!


1.) 29 Apr 2019 12:02:51
Too soon Zeddicus 🤣.

2.) 29 Apr 2019 12:16:33
Lols. Whatever happens, i haven't been this proud of our club for a long long time. If we miss out, it'll be as much a freak of football than Leicester winning the league.

Still think we'll lift old big ears though. Super mane will get two away goals and salah and co will destroy Barcelona at anfield.

3.) 29 Apr 2019 18:10:00
Robbie, I fully agree with you. I will say this: As much as I will be at peace with us not winning the PL this season, it's still going to SUCK really bad, I must say. Only for a moment tho cos before you know it, a new season will be upon us with lots of hope, excitement and expectations. Till then, I ain't quitting nor giving up on this team UNTIL the Fat Lady sings. COYR!

{Ed025's Note - adele is warming up as we speak red wolf.. :)

4.) 29 Apr 2019 19:59:30
Or Carol.

5.) 29 Apr 2019 20:00:18
Ed25, that was low. You said LFC would win the PL this season. Have you "bottled" it now and gone back on your word, lol? Also, Adele is a beautiful lady and She is NOT fat. Well-rounded? Maybe.

{Ed025's Note - its her clothes red wolf...they are american sizes, well thats what my bird says anyway...i still believe the reds have a shout you know mate, city looked very nervous against burnley and brighton may well be fighting for their lives in the last game, they almost blew it against QPR the other season in the last game so you never know..

6.) 29 Apr 2019 23:58:17
Ed025, what is it with you and Adele? :)

{Ed025's Note - i had to find a fat lady that sings burkey, otherwise ill just keep chasing pavements, never mind,ill find somebody like you mate.. :)




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22 May 2019 07:51:15
This seems sensible and plausible.

Lallana could have offered more this season but for injuries. He is a good option from the bench, but if he wants more game time, and to move back down south, fair play to him.

I hope Wilson can push the first teamers and take the next step.




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30 Apr 2019 17:36:06
Beckers Gloves, the 'release clause' is a red herring. It is (I think) €25m BUT only applies to other clubs in the German league. There is no release clause if other clubs from outside Germany (i. e. us) coma-a-calling. That's as per Ed002 who explained this in a post a while back.




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20 Apr 2019 20:44:18
Unfortunately he missed his place on the Babelcopter.




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18 Mar 2019 23:19:41
The way I read the story is that we’re interested in this young player, his buyout clause is £85m or some such number, therefore we are prepared to break the record.

Can anyone else see the leap the ‘journalists’ have made? 😉😂.




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16 Mar 2019 23:11:54
Firminosteeth is just a poor parody of Alan’s Barnet! 😂😂.





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22 May 2019 22:18:10
Using the gents at your local boozer doesn’t *technically* qualify as walking on water, ed025 😉😖.


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22 May 2019 18:41:29
c_matthews94 you're right it will be tricky, but I love that!

Any player who joins us (who isn't a kid or a golden oldie) has agreed to join in the full knowledge that they will have to fight to displace one of the first team.

That's the sort of spirit I want in signings, and it can only help to improve our first 11.




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22 May 2019 18:38:18
You're right, Dr Strange. We can have up to 5.

Spurs are playing for the trophy, same as us, as their CL participation is guaranteed regardless of the outcome of either European competition.

Given they haven't won a European trophy for 35 years, and no trophy at all for 11 years, I think the trophy itself is enough motivation for them!




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22 May 2019 09:32:14
Tought call, but I would say Milner. He's a great one to come off the bench.

Gini is in good form, Fab is a definite and I like marauding Hendo.

If Hendo tires, I'd actually bring on the Ox.




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21 May 2019 17:55:11
No nails?!?!?

Now you’re just screwing with me.


{Ed025's Note - nice one zed..