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20 Dec 2018 19:28:36
Ed001, see you have mention Clyne before being out of the picture and LFC looking to move him on. Has that changed?


{Ed001's Note - no, he would still be out of the picture if it wasn't for injuries.}



19 Jul 2018 19:50:06
James Pearce just reported that Alisson has passed his medical.

Done and dusted fellow LFC fams :-)


1.) 19 Jul 2018 20:10:14
Fams shortened for family by the way.

2.) 19 Jul 2018 22:42:14
Just posted a pic to the sightings page from which I have just been messaged from a link inside Melwood.



17 Jul 2018 20:18:40
So we are in talks to sign Alisson. What did I tell yous that it is likely a knew GK will arrive, If it happens it happens, if it doesn't so be it.

Think the Brasilia presence at LFC might just give us the upper hand. Who knows what is going to happen :-)


1.) 17 Jul 2018 20:45:41
I can't understand the logic in the Alisson bid. I know people have their opinions, but I've watched a fair bit of Kasper schmichael over the past few yrs, and in my opinion he has fewer bad games than any other keeper in the league barring De Gea. But, the main thing is that he seems to thrive on pressure and the big stage in exactly the type of games we want ourselves involved in. Whereas the only evidence we have of Alisson performing in big games is a nothing display against Liverpool and some pretty poor ones in Russia.

{Ed001's Note - the same Schmeichel that was rank all last season and the season before?}

2.) 17 Jul 2018 20:46:05
Is right max, but to be honest mate when you lose one of your top three keepers in Migs (who will leave) there is a really big possibility that there will be a new one coming in. i think Alisson will sign personally. To much smoke on this one mate👍.

3.) 17 Jul 2018 20:49:38
Is Alissons aim true.

4.) 17 Jul 2018 20:54:01
Must have missed his Rank games ed001 😂.

{Ed001's Note - he has had a poor couple of seasons. Attitude is stinking, hence why he suddenly stepped it up for his country.}

5.) 17 Jul 2018 21:00:40
I believe Firmino put in a good word for us LOL.

6.) 17 Jul 2018 21:26:03
There's probably more truth in that than you think Max.

7.) 17 Jul 2018 21:38:32
No one bothered that Klopp pretty much lied to the current goalkeepers?! Saying they’d be fighting for 1st!

8.) 17 Jul 2018 21:43:06
Yeah dean, like when Benitez told us Alonso was not going to be sold and the we got Aquilani!

9.) 17 Jul 2018 21:50:30
Kasper is overrated, makes loads of mistakes and was dropped by Leicester towards the end of the season. He is a good organiser like his dad and decent shot stopper but he’s been mistake riddled for most of his career.

10.) 17 Jul 2018 21:59:12
Dean the other keepers would be fighting for the no1 spot. It would be an up hill battle but that is what it is. If they end up being better than alisson then they would be no1. Or maybe ward has told klopp he wants out? We aren't to know. If you want to win things you need the best players you can get. If the club has the money to spend then I'm all for it. Shaqiri on the cheap may have reopened the door for this to happen while still having money left for a no10.

11.) 17 Jul 2018 22:33:58
Dean who said klopp promised anyone anything? A couple of journos? Must be true so.

12.) 18 Jul 2018 01:02:47
Agree AussieMARK all players should be wanting to be number 1, we have got some decent competition across a number of positions which makes for an exciting season,

13.) 17 Jul 2018 22:49:11
Sorry Ed001. I get quite a few hits when I search for Alisson. so I have tried to RTFP. Can I ask (although i am sure others have already. sorry), what is your view on Alisson? Is he a step up from Karius/ Ward, could he be the answer? Would there be someone else you would prefer?

{Ed001's Note - you obviously haven't read much I was saying last season then! Alisson is a quality keeper with the potential to be the best in the world.}

14.) 18 Jul 2018 04:21:20
I think if you are in the squad and NOT fighting for no. 1 in your position you ought to be elsewhere.

15.) 18 Jul 2018 06:52:20
Deano - why would anyone be bothered what Klopp said to the players?
Players lie, managers lie. It happens all the time. Football is a massive business and at the top it is ruthless.
Players know they are in competition with their peers and are handsomely rewarded for it.
Don’t worry about them, they’ll get over it 🤝.

16.) 18 Jul 2018 07:17:57
Actually the Eds where the ones who said it? Not some journos! I don’t think you’d be on this site if you didn’t respect their opinion.
And I understand we all want a gk, but it’s a shame to hear on yet another bit of unprofessionalism after we’ve heard so much about tapping up etc.

17.) 18 Jul 2018 10:42:13
Many thanks Ed001. I had a feeling you had said something along those lines, but I am getting older and my memory is going. Good to hear your view, I appreciate it!

{Ed001's Note - no worries mate. I really rate him, he does have the modern keeper's obsession with a punch rather than a catch, but they all do that. His reflexes are lightning.}



16 Jan 2018 16:06:07
Mignolet can say what he wants, Klopp has given him more than enough enough chances prove he is worthy of the no 1 spot.

There can be no sentiment. Mignolet is not good enough and is time for someone else to get a chance to face the firing line.

Klopp's biggest problem is that he is going to struggle to move Mignolet on.


1.) 16 Jan 2018 16:11:14
I don't think he will struggle, still a seasoned PL goalkeeper yes he's not good enough for us but probably good enough to play for anyone outside of the top six teams etc, there is always a need and someone will buy him, let's hope wages are not excessive for the so called "smaller clubs"

2.) 16 Jan 2018 16:25:53
That is exactly the problem. Mignolet is on a very lucrative contract and most clubs will snub him because of that.

So it will either be Liverpool who takes the knock or Mignolet becoming desperate and makes some tough decisions.

He might do well in the Serie A? Many GK's do.

3.) 16 Jan 2018 16:52:47
We might subsidise his wages to allow him leave though my thoughts echo the sentiments of the others in this site. Bit disappointing that he's not staying on to fight for his place. Make no mistake, I'm happier with him no longer playing as no 1 but he's competition for karius and likely to keep him on his toes. Not to mention the possibility of him helping out as the season goes on. Remember towards the end of last year he got his game in order.

4.) 16 Jan 2018 18:52:58
Migs is on 60k a week last I checked so not out of the question for a prem team!

5.) 16 Jan 2018 20:15:07
If you think about it he has international, ECL, EPL and Europa league experience and has played for a top 4 finishing side and is at the prime age for a keeper. He will appeal to clubs. And 60k isn’t huge if that is correct. Not sure why people would be disappointed he isn’t wanting to stay and fight for place, general opinion is he isn’t good enough why would people want to use a slot to keep him?

6.) 16 Jan 2018 21:22:04
I think we be better with Karius and Ward for the rest of the season. May help appease Ward a bit for the messing around he’s had this season. If we can sell Mignolet I say let him go, Klopp has gave him many chances and he’s has not learnt I have no confidence with him in goal.

7.) 16 Jan 2018 21:41:04
At least with karius, he has time to improve and have potential to develop himself. Mignolet who is 30 years old and had 4 years in this club has shown he will not reach in the standards for liverpool to strive to win trophies. His level would be ideal for a midtable club.

8.) 16 Jan 2018 21:51:54
Thing is I don’t recall Mignolet pulling up trees as Sunderland in the first place. Was he best of what we could get then?

9.) 17 Jan 2018 07:20:34
Milan keeper for 39 mil plus migs and bogdan 😂😂🤣 great deal that.

10.) 17 Jan 2018 09:01:51
I honestly struggle to imagine a club discussing their needs and being like 'hmmm we need a goalkeeper, a good shot stopper who can make our defence more solid, who could be possibly available? A-ha! Simon Mignolet! He'll solve our goalkeeping issue'. Seriously with the performances he has delivered what team is going to move for him? I mean is he honestly an upgrade for many of the mid-table clubs being suggested? I seriously doubt it.

11.) 17 Jan 2018 11:00:30
Mignolet was very average at Sunderland at best. Couldn't understand why we blew so much on him. We need to get the next one right. Alisson Becker or Jan Oblak would make an immediate difference.

12.) 17 Jan 2018 12:10:24
Fresst i think i remember he was sunderlands player of the season in the 2012/ 2013 season he looked pretty good that year probably due to them been terrible high volume shots taken against them so his highlight reel might have looked ok well vito mannone was player of the season for them to lol.



07 Jul 2017 22:45:23
It is quite clear that only an obscene amount will bring Keita to Liverpool.

Unless Keita decides to 'piss' on his current club then nothing is going to happen.


1.) 08 Jul 2017 02:25:36
Or He could just put in for a transfer and say he'd be unhappy to stay.

2.) 08 Jul 2017 07:18:07
Ralf Ragnick (RBL's Sporting Direct) has said that not even a 100m bid will make them sell Keita. I don't know what other hint that LFC and some on here need. Move on, pls.

3.) 08 Jul 2017 07:22:35
Yes but the CEO has said that he would not stand in Keitas way if he wanted to leave. This happens every transfer window, it's part of the song and dance. If people want to have faith that he's coming (I'm one of them) then fair play. If he doesn't come he doesn't come but I'm not getting in a negative mind state about it yet. I believe he will come.

4.) 08 Jul 2017 08:36:03
It was the same with Mane to Southampton. They also had a not for sale stance but in the end it was Mane who pulled the plug and forced the move.

Leipzig do not need money, they want to keep Keita because he is a vital player for them. The problem for Keita is that if he burns bridges with Leipzig and Liverpool fail to meet the asking price then Keita ends up losing and Liverpool face another tapping up situation.

Very dangerous game to play for both Keita and Liverpool. This is all going to come down to Keita forcing his way out.

5.) 08 Jul 2017 08:46:58
He is not coming chaps and sounds like if we continue to push then we msy be reported to FIFA on the grounds of more tapping up. I can not beleive our club are still monitoring or what ever it is we are doing, certainly no bid has gone in. Wasting time that could be used chasing other CM's, CB's and LB's.

6.) 08 Jul 2017 08:50:29
I can not believe how bad we are in the transfer market. Between the apology and getting highly inflated prices we are crippled. I know klopp says to be patient but I would of liked players a part of preseason so they better get a move on. We need 3 more players. A good left back. A centre back and a top striker.

We also need to shift sakho, Moreno karius.

It's ok for klopp to say this but he has always been an advocate of early business and getting players settled in preseason so I can not help but feel our current team could be it going into the season.

7.) 08 Jul 2017 09:17:12
Liverpool have mucked it up again with Keita just like they did with VVD.

It has been made known that Keita wants to join Liverpool without Liverpool approaching Leipzig. End game for Liverpool = tapping up.

It will be best for Liverpool to move on from Keita. Obviously the club ain't learning and play with fire, you will get burned.

Why are FSG not putting an end to this matter? They need to show authority as the circus will be on display again at Anfield if this continues. Clear lack of leadership at the club!

It is too late for Liverpool to approach Leipzig now. They should have done it from the start instead of warming up to the player i. e. the same situation as VVD. FIFA will have a field day.

8.) 08 Jul 2017 09:27:29
Stop getting carried away with the tapping up stuff.
Mistakes have been made but the Keita deal is a typical transfer with us wanting the player and willing to pay what is required to secure his services. PSG want Coutinhio doesn't mean they tapping him up by declaring an interest and every player has a price tag these days it's how football is.

Mistakes were made with VVD but if he submits a transfer request then he will leave Southampton.

Everton didn't want to sell lukaku but Chelsea and united both went in with large offers, both bid the same fee but united played the smart move by tipping the agent more.

Keita wants the move so it will happen, no doubt about it.

9.) 08 Jul 2017 09:45:02
Redx what are you talking about? you make me want to bang my head against a wall.

You call this a mistake? no mate a mistake is when you step on somebodys toe, fart when somebodys eating, accidentally pop a kids balloon or send a text to the second misses when it was meant to be the other, not when you tap up a player, how is that a mistake? The club knew exactly what they were doing it's no mistake it's plain and simple stupid! No wonder we're getting carried away with it. Some of us care about the image of Liverpool.

I can't get my head about how some people can defend these actions, it NEVER happened before so why is it ok to do such things now? it's made us look disgraceful. What winds me up either more is comments like ' every club does it' no they dont! - there's a reason why we are the only ones in the news for it.

10.) 08 Jul 2017 09:48:17
Redx, it is laughable that you bring the Lukaku situation into this. Both Chelsea and UTD have made offers for Lukaku. That is the difference. There have been no stories flying about of Lukaku making it known that he wants to join UTD.

Liverpool have not even approached Leipzig yet Keita has spoken to his club about wanting to move to Liverpool.

You clearly do not understand the severity of the situation.

11.) 08 Jul 2017 10:05:22
Stop the daily obsession with Keita it's getting boring!

12.) 08 Jul 2017 10:30:38
I have never seen such an obsession on these pages over such a run of the mill player.

People talk about him like he is a seasoned veteran with 3 CL titles or something. There is absolutely no perspective here. The hype band wagon is fully loaded up with people convinced he is world class.

Maybe he is, or will be. However you only have to look at Leicester for plenty of examples as to why you don't pay big bucks for players after one good season in a mid table team. Chelsea took a £30m risk on Kante which paid off. Yet look at the likes of Kasper, Huth, Morgan, Drinkwater, Mahrez, King, Vardy etc. They were all lauded as top class players. Mahrez was apparently world class and there were talks of £80m bids from Barcelona! The same is currently happening with every Leipzig player. In reality, maybe one or two of their players are actually the meat, and the rest are just bone.

Keita may be the Kante of the team, who knows. But if even Kante was only valued at £30m after a stunning season in the Premier League in which he actually won the title, how is Keita worth double or as some reports suggest, triple that figure after a single season in which he failed to push his team on to the title?

It is clear Keita is a good player. Nobody can say how good though. It is purely speculation, prediction and assumption. He could be a Kante, or he could be a Drinkwater. If the figure was £30m I'd say take the punt. But £70-100m? And some people are trying to justify it? I'm still not buying it.

Then we have the cheek to laugh at United paying mega bucks for Pogba and Lukaku! Oh the irony.

Move on people. There are 1,000s of midfielders in Europe and I'm sure Keita is not the best option. Certainly not at the £100m RBLs chairman just suggested!

13.) 08 Jul 2017 11:41:18
Keita will sign.

Poker need to stop banging on about tapping up. It's is rife in football and other team sports. Part of business I'm afraid. Business isn't all sunshine and rainbows and if you think that it is then the world must be a very rosey place for you to live with your unicorn and pixies.

Even 'legitimate' deals have add ons, agent incentives and gifts. united and Chelsea bid the same figure for lukaku except the agent got a lot more from the united offer. so that's where his client is heading.

We have yet to be punished for any transfer outside our youth system and if it does come it shall be probably as severe as Ashley cole disgrace for Chelsea.

But until then pipe down about it all cos we will be signing Keita. possibly as early as next week. Let's support the lad and the team.

I agree with you MK about the price but this summer most transfers for teams in champions league will be inflated.

{Ed025's Note - tapping up is not "part of business" redx, its cheating and bribery and very wrong so dont try to condone it mate..

14.) 08 Jul 2017 11:50:10
Not condoning it but I'm not naive enough to think it's isolated to lfc.

{Ed002's Note - You are right - it is everybody else's fault. Pitiful.}

15.) 08 Jul 2017 11:59:55
Sorry ed are you saying that only LFC have ever done this or been accused? Liverpool have received no punishment besides the youth. Only prem team I can think of actually being severely punished for it is Chelsea.

Mark my words Keita will sign and no tapping up allegations will be made either so chill out. Boom.

{Ed025's Note - all im saying mate is that you dont want the name of LFC to be tainted any more than it is now and saying that other clubs act in this despicable way does not make it right..

16.) 08 Jul 2017 12:02:22
If it continues we deserve a ban. Maybe getting away with it so frequently hasn't taught us anything?

17.) 08 Jul 2017 12:09:10
Ed025 I agree with you 100% mate but RB have not and will not be making a complaint about Keita pal.

{Ed025's Note - maybe not redx, maybe more luck than judgement but i do agree with you that it should be dropped now as its getting repetitive..i would sooner concentrate on the players your not signing mate.. :)

18.) 08 Jul 2017 12:15:36
Hahah I agree Ed025, we can talk about left backs now!

{Ed002's Note - You need to understand that within European football Liverpool's behavior is worse than any other club. You clearly don't know anything of the Chelsea situation otherwise you would not have made such a stupid remark. You also seem to ignore the fact that a very significant fine was handed out to Everton for tapping up, and indeed that Liverpool are already serving one ban at the moment and have a pending court case that could have further repercussions. The last season the Liverpool were in Europe they faced more charges with UEFA than any other side. On two occasions the owners and the board have had to issue humiliating apologies to try and avoid charges - and one of those has not been withdrawn. Klopp deliberately unsettled players by taking several journalists aside and briefing them in order to deliberately unsettle the four targets he was sure he could sign this summer. Klopp made illegal and direct approaches to three of those players - that is tapping up. The club is not one of the "elite" European sides that meet a couple of times a year and plan the future - they are excluded from that. Certain clubs will not do business with Liverpool because of the way they behave. Liverpool need to sort their act out or they need to accept there are potentially very serious consequences. Right now they are bottom of the pile in European football.}

19.) 08 Jul 2017 12:15:36
Hahah I agree Ed025, we can talk about left backs now!

{Ed025's Note - yeah mate, robertson could be your marquee signing..i hope.. :)

20.) 08 Jul 2017 13:04:49
Hahah ed025 he will arrive I think as cover but who knows he may be the man for the job.

21.) 08 Jul 2017 13:58:37
I just don't know anymore, fans or so called fans are delusional.

22.) 08 Jul 2017 14:01:12
Hi Eds
Why is this kind of under the radar? I know it's done to death on here, but media wise you don't really see anything about tapping up. Obviously the VVD was well reported, but this has been going on for at lot longer. Just interested.

{Ed025's Note - because contrary to what people think on here its not that common mate, tapping up is quite serious and if the press get wind of it they are all over it like a bun on a boloni sandwitch, but most clubs play by the rules as far as im aware janmo..

23.) 08 Jul 2017 14:17:26
Thanks for the swift response. I find it really frustrating that all the hard work we have put in getting back into the champions league, and we could go in under cooked. If you want a player just put a decent bid in. Thanks great site.

{Ed025's Note - no worries mate..

24.) 08 Jul 2017 14:39:36
Teabag why is it delusional to think Keita will be a Liverpool player?

Enough people want to bad mouth Liverpool transfer activity on here yet RB have not and will not be making a complaint and Keita will sign for us.

all parties will be happy with the outcome.

{Ed002's Note - How do you know that they will not make a complaint. They don't wish to sell a player who Liverpool have illegally approached and tapped up. You are an idiot.}

25.) 08 Jul 2017 15:39:54
This is the longest repeat active thread I have seen on here for a while xD

I don’t see why we need to 'tap-up' players. But if we are that desperate and stupid why don’t we do it the smart way like Barca?
By this I mean Neymar has tried to convince Coutinho to join them and spoke to the press about him a lot.
We should get a player to do it then the club can be like "well he really likes him, not our fault" xD.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have already used a player to tap up others on behalf of the club - and not even players he knew. So that is worse.}

26.) 08 Jul 2017 20:21:29
Would be good but costs way too much.

27.) 08 Jul 2017 23:09:28
Every club that Mourinho managed tried to sign Gerrard.

On international duty Lampard and Terry were full time in his ear.

Fergie tried twice to sign him; same crack as above with Scholes and Neville in his ear.

Yap Stam told everyone in his book that Fergie had illegally approached him.
Thats why Fergie offloaded him.

The list could go on and on and not just transfers.

The russians doping scandle.

Look at Platini, Beckenbaur, Quatar The scams at Rangers involving players trusts.

The chairnan at Marseilles i think was jailed .

Even Ed mentioned about a champs league match that was suspicious.

I'd say there are many more as well but football is now big business and companies and clubs will try and do what they can to gain an advantage.

They all are guided by the 11th commandment.

28.) 09 Jul 2017 16:24:11
Thanks for the reply ed002 I didn’t even realize that xD
Seriously how stupid are we? If you are going to tap players up with other players, DO IT RIGHT (or just not at all) ridiculous how stupid we are with transfers

I get that the whole of football is corrupt but most teams/ managers/ players stop and stay low once in the limelight, yet we just carry on doing it like nothing bad will happen -. -.

29.) 10 Jul 2017 11:25:28
I might be miss remembering this but didn't the FA .................





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16 Feb 2019 05:48:00
Hi Ed001, hope you are well.

Would you be able to clarify the following?

Lets say club X bought a player last season from club Z and club X want to sell that player a season later still owing much of the transfer fee.

Would club X have to settle the balance of the fee owing to club Z for the player should club X choose to sell?


{Ed001's Note - club X would just be bound by the previous transfer agreement, so would have to pay the balance at the agreed time.}

1.) 16 Feb 2019 07:12:57
This has Coutinho written all over it 😂.

2.) 16 Feb 2019 08:17:38
Probably opening a can of worms here, but what would happen if there were performance based add ons in the initial agreement Ed? I guess it would probably depend on what was agreed?

{Ed001's Note - if there were performance based add ons it is just unlucky. When you agree a deal like that it is a risk.}

3.) 16 Feb 2019 12:23:09
I understand that on a few occasions some contracts with performance based fees and payments are protected by penalty clauses in case a club sells a player, the player gets injured or the player goes on strike, refuses to play etc etc. Portsmouth received performance based payments for Benjani when he flopped at Man City due to these "protection clauses". Id be surprised if Michael Edwards hasn't concocted a deal that would benefit Liverpool regardless of the successes or failings of other clubs or players. It's kinda like having insurance on an investment, the club will receive some proportion of the performance based add-ons in the event of an early sale etc.

4.) 16 Feb 2019 13:37:48
I had this same chat with Ed002 a few weeks back.

Importantly, if they do sell him, they can still pay the stage payments as planned (non-performance related) . They don’t have to pay them all up front. So they could sell him entirely for cash up front and still be cash positive as there are some phased payments due upto (IIRC) Jun 20.

It’s just tough luck about the performance related bonuses, albeit it’ll mainly be the appearance related ones we will miss out on, as well as the ones linked to Barcelona winning the CL, unless they do this year.



05 Feb 2019 20:04:14
Some thinking that the League would have been won by now.

We have no devine right unless we are top of the table end of the season. Why the moaning when we are still ahead of City?

I have seen 'fans' calling us rubbish, WTF? City will win the League after we drew vs West Ham? Liverpool are rubbish. Go have a look in the mirror if that is the case.

What utter BS. The League is far from over and we are in a position to win it. It will go down to the wire. Panic all around, go buy a pack of tampons.


1.) 05 Feb 2019 21:26:26
Spot on, Max. Only an LFC fan can convince you that his team has "bottled" the league (whatever that means) with 13 games to go and a 3 point lead. If that was the case then why not just pack it in and let City and Spurs fight for the PL while we can start our vacation right now if we follow that defeatist logic to it's useless end. Talk about wallowing in self pity?

2.) 06 Feb 2019 02:27:44
I was reading on an LFC discussion, that now Matip, Lovren AND Gomez are now injury prone and we should sell all three, buy 2 "world class" CB and a world class LB and RB! Then the guy was informing me that he's studies sports science and as an expert, he knows that Gomez is injury prone and should go. The worst part, a lot of people agreed.



02 Jan 2019 18:40:02
So Pulisic has gone to Chelsea. It was made known way back on this site that he was not going to join LFC.

We have Salah, Mane and Firmino so unless one of them leave then the next big attacking Marquee :-o not going to arrive as there is no need to replace our front three and doubt a mega million player is going to want to sit on the bench.


1.) 02 Jan 2019 19:37:07
Absolutely max.

2.) 02 Jan 2019 19:37:45
Max, not sure we were ever really in for him, really this window. Klopp ain't fussed about it, I ain't fussed about it.

3.) 02 Jan 2019 19:36:27
Anyone thinking klopp will take any players from his old team are dreaming he stated he will not when he joined and I think that's kinda admirable quality klopp has.

4.) 02 Jan 2019 19:54:16
Maybe we could buy him off Chelsea in the summer.

5.) 02 Jan 2019 20:52:51
Max, if we had of signed Pulisic then I would've been very pleased, young, talented, hard working and marketable (not that that should be considered) .
I'm a tad gutted that we didn't to be honest.

If we had of signed him it doesn't mean that 'it is to replace one of Bobby, Mo or Mane' and this is a notion that is too much banded about on here.
It would be to add young quality to the squad and challenge the current crop of the team to perform even better - that includes the three up top (ala beginning of season when at least two out of the three were off the boil after the World Cup) .
Liverpool are involved in four competitions every season and we although are squad is assembling more quality the current set of replacements are not to the same standard as those three.

What if one of the front three gets an injury or decide that they want out and we miss an opportunity to a decent player out of loyalty to them? (Wasn't Mo eyeing up Barcelona / Madrid at the start of the season? ) . It happens and has happened!

Pulisic wouldn't have wanted to sit on the bench every week but rotation is a natural part of the game these days and look at the way Klopp has rotated the midfield (perfectly may I add) and the way that Guardiola keeps his many attacking options (more options than us) happy.
Would we look as strong with an injury to one of the top three?

My argument is that if we bring in an attacking player it doesn't mean that one of the top three is going, it would be (in my eyes) a positive impact and healthy competition, to keep everyone on there toes.

For the record, I don't want any of our front three to leave (I can't think of a better front three who gel like they do) but supplementing them, to give them a necessary rest and sharpen them in the face of competition, is healthy.

I am an advocate for Harry Wilson too and think him and Pulisic wouldve made the attacking element to our squad very tasty.

I think Chelsea paid a lot for a 20 year old who's played 60 games in his career and with 18 months left on his contract but I do think they'll make that back quite quickly and the way the transfer market is going, if it does go well for him there and they do sell him then it'll be for a profit.

I trust Klopp and can see many reasons why he didn't fancy Pulisic but I think he's a real player and would've worked well in our system.
Never the less, if we don't sign anyone in January then I'm more than good with that too, as we do have a great squad, I guess I just wanted to make the point that against a signing being someone's replacement all the time on here .

Anyways - I can't wait for tomorrow's game and hope we show no fear, or mercy against City!
Go toe to toe and see who is worthy of the top spot!


6.) 02 Jan 2019 21:23:46
We were never in contention for him after all our 3 front men all signed extensions to their contracts, I know that doesn't mean anything look at courtinho last year but he had his head turned by Barcelona. Our players love playing together and the football they produce is a joy to watch, long may they last.

7.) 03 Jan 2019 00:00:25
He’s replacing Hazard. My concern is that he lacks end product. Good on the ball, but I don’t think he has a final ball. I’m not that fussed and I reckon Chelsea have overpaid.

{Ed002's Note - he plays in a different position to hazard and is replacing someone else.0

8.) 03 Jan 2019 02:47:47
Ed is that willian?



08 Dec 2018 17:28:23
Klopp taken us to the next level this season. Almost half way into the season and we are showing Champions status.

Yes might be getting ahead of myself but this run in an EPL season is unheard of when it comes to LFC.

We go again!


1.) 08 Dec 2018 17:41:21
Spot on, Max. For me, with every game we win consecutively, is one more week we are allowed to believe that the PL title is there for us to grab if we dare to dream and have the courage and belief to grab our opportunity cos I still believe it will come this season.

2.) 08 Dec 2018 18:22:53
Our performances haven’t been great this season and we’ve rode our luck on a couple of occasions in the league but been found out in the CL. The best thing is it looks like we are starting to find those performances now and if we can go unbeaten not playing well in 2nd gear then sky’s the limit when we get into top gear. Hopefully it’s not too little too late in the CL though.



19 Nov 2018 18:43:13
Clear change in the way Klopp wants his team to play this season. Keep the ball and try win the match instead of scoring three and having to score a 4th to win or running riot and having to make sure that you do not concede more than what you score to win.


1.) 19 Nov 2018 19:29:36
If that's the plan then I think we need to control possession a little bit better imo.

Of course, the two games this season where I thought we kept the ball best, PSG in the CL and Chelsea in the League Cup, we ended up being suckerpunched for 2 goals in the second half of both.

2.) 19 Nov 2018 19:43:51
Spot on, Max. Klopp has reeled the team in and has abandoned this frenetic style that clearly, is entertaining BUT unsustainable and we cannot win the PL with that style. I mean, LFC is the only team I know that would score 3 goals and you still could not say if they would win a game. Some may be happy with that much strain on the team BUT Sorry, I'm not having this whole moan that "we should go back to last season's style".

What we have done is become smarter, more efficient, and more savvy in our approach to games even tho, we MUST improve. Sure we can play better and do more and Klopp himself, has said that multiple times BUT till then, I love the points haul (11 points better than last season in the PL), scored more goals this season at this point than last season as well. Oh, did I say we wiped out a 12 point deficit from City at this point last season?

The fact of the matter is that Klopp and the players have NOTHING more to prove regarding whether we can play fluid footie nd score a hat-full or not. Even Pep is terrified of us so there's your proof. What we need now is the points, first and foremost and if you can play well then great. If you can't, secure the points and ask questions later.

3.) 19 Nov 2018 19:58:44
We don't have good enough players to keep the ball in midfield. The only way we can beat the very best teams is when we play full throttle. Agains't the average teams it is good to conserve some energy but agains't our rivals we should be going at it 100%.

Shaqiri and Keita are must starters for me at the weekend.

4.) 19 Nov 2018 20:37:53
I am not saying keep the ball is all Klopp wants achieve this season but winning the League conceding goals left right and centre is not going to happen. Never has and never will.

5.) 19 Nov 2018 22:40:04
Mark08, not sure what you mean by "our players are not good enough to keep the ball" whereas we have been ranked second (City is first) in terms of possession in the past two seasons. Secondly under Klopp, keeping the ball is a matter of strategy rather than objective as every man and his dog knows that possession means nothing if you can't do much with the ball. Vs big teams on the road, Klopp deliberately allows the oppo. to have more of the ball in a bid to counter them whenever we press high and nick it.

The full throttle football you speak of vs big teams, has only happened when Klopp applies this strategy. It's what he does even in his BVB days. Same in the CL where we pummeled Porto with less possession than we did. Also, watch our games vs City and the other big teams (bar Utd who park the bus) and you will see what I am saying.

6.) 19 Nov 2018 23:39:46
Not trying to have a dig on you markp, but you once said that we need to concede less goals and score more to actually challenge for the title. I don't think our full throttle football we've seen last season can do that.

I couldn't see what are the problems in the midfield. Like I said previously, the team is playing with different style. Some don't like it. I love it. I love the results.

7.) 20 Nov 2018 10:41:49
We won't and probably can't beat Man City if we play the way we played agains't them this season. Of course we need to score more and concede less if we want to win things. Over the last 10 games our results are not good enough to win anything.

If in our next 10 games we lose 2 and draw 3 we will probably be out of Europe and out of the title race. Once you get 6 points behind City little or no chance. I don't think it will happen and we will start playing better. There is a third of the season gone and it is crunch time now. Time for Henderson, Keita, Firmino to actually contribute.

{Ed001's Note - I give up. Some people always just have to look on the bright side of life and find a dark cloud.}

8.) 20 Nov 2018 14:39:02
mark, come on mate, you do realise we're on the Liverpool page? you know, the team who are yet to lose a game? who are only 2 points behind City? 'results are not good enough' where is your head mate? what more do you want? I'm sorry mate I mean no disrespect but your post has really baffled me.

Firmino is fine, Hendo has been brilliant and Keita is new to the squad, it may take until next season for him to adapt properly, this is normal is it not?

{Ed002's Note - It doesn't normally take a season for players to adapt Salah - Keita is a decent footballer but he has always been inconsistent. He also comes with serious attitude issues.}

9.) 20 Nov 2018 16:39:04
Need an honest answer.

Can someone tell me why we changed the system that was working well and suited for all the players that we signed/ trained over the last 3 years?

A manager is known for his style and Klopp’s greatest contribution to football are Lewandowski and Press. Now he has taken out the soul from the team.

If klopp wanted to implement a new style why did he not sign players that suit his style (I don’t even know what style are we playing except we are not a pressing team anymore and are still relying heavily on Salah to score goals)

Baffles me when people say it’s a new style! It takes years for a team to understand a new style let alone play it. Firmino was the press in our system and with this new style we are playing he has become a headless chicken ( poor lad ) He starts the press and bring the two wide man into the game / space he vacates! When he doesn’t press he doesn’t do anything else!

Never understood why people believe attacking means sacrificing defending! That’s bull! Attacking means just attacking. Defending means defending. Your could always attack and still not concede. There were games where we won 4-0, 4-1, 5-0 and I saw nobody talking about any style change!

Last year we conceded coz we had Mignolet at the back with Lovren and Klavan ahead of him! Despite of buying a GK worth £70 mill ( who is an excellent sweeper ) and a CB worth £75 mill ( probably the best in the league and one of the best passer of the ball) if you still think we have to be extremely careful not to concede then we bought poor players!

Mark is right! We do not have skillfull players to play the possession football! Period! Our midfielders are workhorse and ball winners who is suited to counter press and release it and not to keep it under pressure and tight areas. Please go and watch!

If you really think we have iniesta and Silva at the club to keep the ball under intense pressure and not to lose them then you are all in dreamland! We have Wijnaldum and Milner who are not good in doing that! Do you all get it?

I know we are only 2 behind city but we are only 1 ahead of Chelsea and 3 ahead of Arsenal lol! A defeat against Watford / Everton and we are back to same old discussion!

10.) 20 Nov 2018 18:54:09
Harry, your posts are often full of contradictions and this one is no different. You spent all of the past 2 seasons berating Klopp for not being more prudent and pragmatic in his approach cos to you, the all out style was suicidal and would not help us win a trophy. In fact, you said he should play like Mou does. Now, you come and say why did he change the all out style to a more pragmatic one. So now you are slating him for doing exactly what you said he should do, right? Typical contradictory statement coming from you.

You also said we should defend better. Well, we are doing that and winning more points than we did when we played the all out style and you are still moaning. Sorry, man BUT no one cares about Iniesta, Silva or whatever nonsense player you put up who don't play for us and never will cos that's all you seem to know how to do. We are trying to win the PL with a new approach to games and yes, we don't press anymore for obvious reasons. If you want to know why then as the Ed's will say, "Read The Posts".

Face it bro, You are just here to moan and whine cos you are only interested in being right as your post is full of contradictions but again, who is surprised about that? You have been moaning about Klopp since he got here and he can do nothing right in your eyes so why stop now?

11.) 20 Nov 2018 20:55:21
Firmino has been fine? Not from what I have been watching he has been crap, a mile of last season. Keita has not got started and Hendo just can't stay fit. I know you are the eternal optimist but come on call a spade a spade. All 3 need to improve if we are to compete. As you have said before we can't afford to drop many points so I feel we need to kick on, I think we will.

12.) 20 Nov 2018 22:35:49
Mark08, was that post directed at me cos I never mentioned any player's name in my comment?




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21 Jul 2018 23:07:41
Wishing Stevie all the best at Rangers and good luck to Kent. Let's hope he makes the most of it.

Will be following Rangers progress this season.




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21 Jul 2018 21:14:01
Grino, sorry too say but Clyne is just not good enough. His injury issue along with his wages will have many calling him a miss.

TAA and Gomez already better than him.




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20 Jul 2018 18:30:47
Fekir would have signed already Ed025, not been a secret. So it is just a matter of whether Klopp is willing to start negotiations again or not.




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20 Jul 2018 18:10:06
Klopp wants Fekir, Fekir wants LFC.


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04 Feb 2019 22:36:53
What a bunch of prannys our supporters are. Like we were given the right to win the league by now this season and still be ahead of City after drawing away to West Ham.

Now we know why ED001 tries to keep his cool lol.




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13 Jan 2019 20:38:06
1jj, forget about the transfer fees. If you see the next £90m tranfer fee displayed on the world wide web then ignore it.

The club has a wage bill which makes up majority of the clubs expenditure each season.

There are just too many variables to consider when it comes to the club finances and living within its means.

You are right though, FSG have gone all in with LFC. LFC also owe FSG hundreds of millions in loans. They have been really good to Liverpool Football Club.

Again, I do not know why people are so fixated on transfer fees. Unless we can sit with the clubs financials then transfer fees will be relevant as we will be sitting with the facts. Not just posting thumb suck numbers paid for players and not even knowing how the payments of the players have been setup.

Let the money men deal with the finances.




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13 Jan 2019 20:10:36
Macca, as explained, why would Werner join to play in a rotation system when he is currently a starter?

Sturridge is not playing because Firmino, Mane and Salah will start majority of the time.

Sturridge is backup. Simple as that. When he leaves we will sign another backup player as spending big money onother forward and having him on the bench for rotation is not sensible plus a big money move player will expect to start. Werner will be a big money move so unless one of Salah, Mane or Firmino leave then it is highly unlikely that we will see a big money move for a forward.

We wanted to sign Fekir which would have been a big money move but obviously things went sour with the deal and instead opted for Shaqiri.

Where are we going to fit a big money move forward now?




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13 Jan 2019 19:53:32
Macca, good to hear from you though and apologies for the rant. I doubt your post would have gone live if it was posted by someone else.

Just feel for Ed002 as he is abused for being helpful but some will still not take in what he explains just about everyday. Tommorrow someone else is going to ask about Werner again lol.




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13 Jan 2019 19:34:10
Why on earth would we sell Salah? Ed002 does not talk money as people posting tranfer fees do not know how club finances work. Especially not when it comez to transfer fees in and out of the books.

If Salah had to leave then only will we replace him and a player like Werner is not going to join unless he is guaranteed a 1st team spot. I am pretty sure ED002 has explained this before? With Salah, Mane and Firmino it is unliky Werner will join as he will not be guaranteed a 1st team spot.

When Sturridge leaves then the club will find a replacement for him. Most likely a signing to strengthen the bench. Not to replace one of our current front 3.

As it is Studge is struggling to get into the team so again, why would someone like Werner even consider a move to us when we already have Firmino, Salah, Mane and Shaqiri.

The only sensible thing for LFC would be to sign a replacement for Sturridge which will be willing to play 4th or 5th fiddle.