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06 Jun 2024 19:44:30
Hi Eds understand an opening offer has been made to Atalanta for Ederson circa €48mill - is it more hot air and whispers or something more concrete from your sources? What is your opinion of him if fact? Will he fit into Slots preferred formation? TIA.

Schultzy

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any offer at this time.}


 

 

29 May 2024 18:30:38
Hi Eds the rumours regarding Johan Bakayoko from PSV seem to gathering pace and substance - anything more concrete from your side and so you think he would be a valuable addition? TIA.

Schultzy

{Ed002's Note - Johan Bakayoko (RW) Cost effective solution for PSG but may stuggle to be a starter so will not be interested in a move just to be cover. Liverpool have him on the list of potential Salah replacements but have not made any approach to PSV at this time - but he is certainly an option although if Salah decides to see his contract out it will disrupt any move. Spurs and Brentford offer realistic options. Chelsea and Manchester City have sent scouts but have preferred options. Borussia Dortmund see him as an option to Sancho but have also identified a preferred option.}


1.) 29 May 2024 21:06:38
Does all these clubs having preferred options not show that he is not good enough for us?


2.) 29 May 2024 21:46:58
People could have said the same about Mo Salah when we signed him, Jude.


3.) 29 May 2024 21:52:59
Are Liverpool looking to renew salah's contract?


4.) 29 May 2024 23:13:02
Would be daft to renew Salah’s contract given his age and decline.


5.) 29 May 2024 23:18:35
Salah wasn’t our preferred choice either, wasn’t he something like third choice, according to the accepted wisdom at the time he signed.


6.) 30 May 2024 06:55:45
Jesus does Salah not been our first choice justify every link to a player that's not good enough for us? hearing it years when we'd be linked to a player NONE of our rivals would consider good enough. i'd rather give Doak a try than waste 40-50m on Bakayoko.


7.) 30 May 2024 09:06:41
Doak is nowhere near ready has no end product yet and as ed1 has said might never be.


8.) 30 May 2024 09:38:49
Ed 001 is not the oracle fatwallet. Bakayoko is not good enough, by all means get a RW in but aim higher than him.


9.) 31 May 2024 11:30:24
@Jude, are you talking about Phillips going to Citeh, by any chance, or Caicedo to Chelsea, or Raphina to Barcelona etc?


 

 

12 May 2024 17:44:07
Hi again Ed002 - anything more concrete on a £69mill tentative bid for Aurélien Tchouaméni which is currently doing the rumour-whisper-around?! And with Julian Ward now back as part of the back room Dream Team will FSG give them a substantial warchest for Slot or will it be sell first and buy later? Thanks as always ?.

Schultzy

{Ed002's Note - Aurelien Tchouameni (CM/DM) Real Madrid do not wish to sell but recovering the money spent last year would go a long way towards topping up the Mbappe pot. Real Madrid has spoken to with Chelsea, who were previously blocked from completing negotions for the player, about him during discussions over two other players and some sort of exchange may be possible, but I suspect uilikely this summer. Bayern Munich have also told Real Madrid that they will be interested if he were to be made available, but they would like a loan with an option to buy although an exchange may be possible with Davies. Manchester United would be interested in taking him if available. There is no declared interest from elsewhere and any move seems unlikely. Previously illegally tapped up by Klopp but Liverpool but Liverpool may just return to see what can be done but there is certainly no advanced talks or bids. Madrid would possibly look to a part exchange with Trent Alexander Arnold.

I don't know what you mean by a "warchest" but Liverpool will have the funds to ensure the squad remains competitive.}


1.) 12 May 2024 21:43:31
I personally think losing Trent would be a catastrophic move and would much prefer to keep him than p/ x him with Tchouameni ?. By “war chest “ I mean additional funds on top of what we’ll get for finishing 3rd in PL (circa £170 mill ) PLUS circa £17 mill for CL qualification. They were prepared to splash £110 mill for Caicedo and that hasn’t been spent (apart for Endo purchase) ??.


2.) 12 May 2024 23:21:33
You do realise Schultzy that transfer funds aren’t determined by league placements. There’s only £3m difference in prize money between finishing places.


3.) 13 May 2024 06:08:59
There’s always been a big box in Edwards’s office where we keep the war chest for transfers. Every week we have a whip round and put the cash in the chest.


4.) 13 May 2024 06:42:24
I always thought it was just a sack with a huge dollar sign drawn on the front of it. Good to know that it's an actual chest.


5.) 13 May 2024 08:02:46
And get 10 lucky dips to see if we can boost it up a little Dracred.


6.) 13 May 2024 10:31:08
Ah, the annual Tchouameni chase. He's the new Simao.


7.) 13 May 2024 12:01:16
If it came down to it would you take Trent and Endo or Bradley and Tchouameni interested as to what people should choose.


8.) 13 May 2024 13:50:33
Fuser we will earn over £165 million for finishing 3rd in PL which goes straight on the bottom line so I’d like to think (perhaps naively indeed) they’d spend a large portion of that on an incoming quality left back, centre back and DCM…. not too much to ask for is it! ? Howling at some of the comments on FSG ???.


9.) 13 May 2024 14:46:41
@OneKiss, what makes you think it is one or the other. We already have TAA, Bradley and Endo, why don’t we just buy Tchouameni too and have all four?


10.) 13 May 2024 15:03:14
Can we please stop using words like warchest. It's a transfer kitty. We're not at war. In this day and age, it's a bit insensitive.

{Ed033's Note - Transfer kitty's are for women's football. :)


11.) 13 May 2024 15:52:49
Football finances are so massively misunderstood by fans. Everyone thinks it's like household finances.

Clubs almost always spend money they don't have and then aim to gain the money later via a variety of means.

The transfer fee is actually the cheapest part of a transfer, salaries are the most expensive and the part which accountants sweat over the most.


12.) 13 May 2024 16:16:44
I don't get the impression at all that the player wants out, further complicating any potential transfer. He had previously spurned LFC for Madrid after speaking with Klopp directly, so I just can't see him being interested in this move at the moment.


13.) 13 May 2024 22:01:15
mftjones, but now his godfather (slot) is taking over the reigns.


14.) 15 May 2024 01:35:03
Schultzy, and what money pays for the £350-400m/ year wage bill? ?.


 

 

29 Apr 2024 18:52:26
Ed002 massively disappointed with Salah's behaviour and public hissy fit with Klopp - that ain't the Liverpool way! David Ornstein has stated today that Salah has no intention of leaving and intends fulfilling his contract so (1) Is that your understanding and (2) Why would the hierarchy even consider letting him run out his contract and leave for nothing- complete commercial suicide imo? If we could get circa £80 mill this summer and offload Nunez as well (possibly for a loss admittedly) do you think we could go balls out for Isak, especially when looking at his amazing stats and Edwards reported enthusiasm? TIA.

Schultzy

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure that Liverpool would be keen on Salah running down his contract so he can leave as a Free Agent and there is interest from Michael Emanalo. I think the figure you suggest is not too far from what Liverpool could get for him, but the time has arrived to move on.

Darwin Nunez was a Jurgan Klopp buy and he could well depart - Liverpool would have to accept losing a significant amount of money on him. Finding a buyer may not be easy for his agent.

Alexander Isak (S) Newcastle have no intention of selling Isak but it is likely either Isak or Bruno Guimaraes may need to be sold to stay on the right side of the line for financial reasons. Barcelona see him as a potential Lewandowski replacement. Down the list of targets for Arsenal but Spurs may offer a solution. I am not aware of any Liverpool interest.}


1.) 29 Apr 2024 19:33:14
Agreed Salah should go as he is rapidly diminishing and still holds some value even with 1 year left on his contract.
Not ready yet to give up on Nunez though. New coach and style of play incoming hopefully so he deserves at least 1 season to show his worth to the new management. I personally love the kid. Not his fault the team have been awful recently.


2.) 29 Apr 2024 19:27:32
Ed02 - apologies if you’ve been asked this before but have you any feeling which attacking options Liverpool have a realistic chance of signing, especially if Salah and Nunez depart. Just feels it’s not quite worked out for Nunez despite being talented, he’s not prolific enough for a title chasing side.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any plans to replace Nunez at this time. I listed the potential Salah replacements a few days ago.}


3.) 29 Apr 2024 19:50:57
Ed, Given Richard Hughes experience working within Italy, do you see any potential that LFC could look at Osimhen as a Nunez replacement?

{Ed002's Note - No, I don’t see there is any chance.}


4.) 29 Apr 2024 20:09:44
Appreciate the insight! Have a great rest of your day.


5.) 29 Apr 2024 20:15:46
I personally would like Nunez stay and moved to the wing. From what I have heard about Slot, he likes his wingers. I think Nunez could do well and think he could cause some trouble and playing in a more prolific central striker.


6.) 29 Apr 2024 21:33:44
I don’t think a new style of play benefits Nunez the current style of play provides him a ridiculous amount of chances he just doesn’t take them.


7.) 29 Apr 2024 21:55:43
Have to admit that wasn’t a very inspiring list of potential Salah replacements if those are who we’re looking at (and it was a long list) It’s like downgrading from a vintage Dom Perignon to a three litre bottle of white lightning.


8.) 29 Apr 2024 22:22:18
Even if Nunez does stay, if a player like Isak is available you should be interested.

My only concern with that lad is his injury record, otherwise he’s a class act.

{Ed002's Note - Others are interested in Isai but not Liverpool at this time.}


9.) 29 Apr 2024 22:34:04
SA I have to disagree with your comment on Nunez mate - he'll never make a central striker whilst he's got a hole in his arse! He is at best a Bobby F 3rd rate replacement! Kills me to say it but 2 years in PL is plenty of time to acclimatise to its pace and physicality but the poor lad has no touch and no composure and if we want to compete with City and Arsenal again next season we need a striker of Isak's stats. The "if they score 3, we score 4" is a country mile away with what we have currently.


10.) 29 Apr 2024 23:45:41
If Bruno is available we should definitely be in that conversation even at the quotes £100m, excellent player and an upgrade on any of our midfield, that signing would be transformative and akin to Arsenal signing Rice. Unfortunately I think priority may be elsewhere with our backline needing investment and worse still if Salah does leave and needs to be replaced!


11.) 30 Apr 2024 00:48:49
If Nunez stays you will be eating your words Shultzy.

Honestly the amount of people who write a player off because of a run of poor form is crazy. Instead of thinking of the goals he hasn’t scored you should look at the goals he has scored and see that as his potential.

He will be a seriously top striker somewhere, I just hope the media witch hunt and short sighted fans don’t force him out of Liverpool because we’ll regret it.


12.) 30 Apr 2024 01:57:20
Nunez stays for me, I believe he'd be good under a different regime. Time will tell of course but fingers crossed for him, he tries his best.


13.) 30 Apr 2024 07:41:21
Hi Schultzy, sorry my post wasn't that clear, long day. I love Nunez but for me he's not a central striker he's somebody who plays off the striker or as a winger.

I think he would be brilliant on the wing. He runs non stop, so hard working, he's like a bulldozer.

Him on one wing with a prolific striker in the middle and either Szob, Diaz, Salah or even Gakpo or another signing on the other wing could do well.


14.) 30 Apr 2024 08:08:24
The club have shown in the past they do not like letting players go for less than what they believe their value to be.

Often this has been to our detriment, holding onto surplus players for too long rather than cashing in for what we can and saving on wages.

I don’t see that changing.

Therefore I think Nunez will stay. Salah will likely go (agree with Ed002 that the time has come) despite what the club is supposedly feeding the media about him staying.

I think some fans will be disappointed that there won’t be this big overhaul of players in the summer that some are expecting.


15.) 30 Apr 2024 08:23:34
It’s up to FSG if they want to do that Navy. But can’t say we haven’t been here before. Like when we needed centre backs in 20/ 21, and then just about scraped home in 3rd having been top of the table at the turn of the year, or in 22/ 23 where it was clear that we needed to refresh the midfield and move on the likes of Keita, Thiago, Fabinho and Henderson, only to then end up in 5th and completely drop out of the champions league places. If we choose to stand still while the competition strengthens then we will fall behind.


16.) 30 Apr 2024 09:50:25
As others have said so eloquently, Nunez is not a good enough finisher to play centrally for a top team. Yes he's scored some decent goals but he can't be relied upon to take chances and that ultimately costs us.
Salah staying should be taken with a pinch of salt, I believe he's off and both his agent and the club are putting out rumors that he might stay to get more money.


17.) 30 Apr 2024 12:01:28
Sorry Salah but don't see how a different regime makes Darwin take these chances. I like the lad but that's just making excuses for him.


18.) 30 Apr 2024 13:05:58
Finishing is as much confidence and comfortability as it is technique. Ian Wright spoke about having confidence and visualizing a goal was what helped him score.

I think the point around playing to Darwin’s strengths hits on something we’ve mostly recognised in him. It’s that he is instinctual and better when he can direct and quick. Part of that is putting him in positions to just be him on the pitch and start the game from a position of strength. I think it would make a difference.


19.) 30 Apr 2024 14:13:10
I have no idea if he'll ever hit his potential but it's not like the market is full of alternatives. We have more pressing matters regarding transfers, like CB and LB. I'm optimistic he can kick on under the new regime.


20.) 30 Apr 2024 15:15:37
Beckers Pecker and SA - healthy debate from all sides is always a good thing AND I would love to be proved wrong regarding Darwin! I love his work ethic and commitment and really like the lad but my fear, and this is purely a personal opinion, is that if we go into next season with Mo and Darwin as our predominant goal source we will be left behind again! Diaz (who I desperately hope we keep as he's been the one positive since the Manure FA Cup debacle and subsequent on-field capitulation across all competitions) is invaluable in that attacking rebuild. I'm still trying to fathom how "sell Salah for circa £80 mill this summer or let him walk for sweet F A as a free next" isn't obvious to one-and-all?! I don't profess to be a financial genius but that is complete commercial suicide so I'm hoping robbos_back_pocket "both his agent and the club are putting out rumors that he might stay to get more money" proves to be prophetic.


21.) 30 Apr 2024 18:45:21
You know what the weirdest thing with Nunez is - he gets slated for his finishing but is easily a better goal scorer than Bobby. Bobby gets plaudits for his team play being his biggest strength but Nunez is getting more assists than he ever did. Now I'm not going to be a hypocrite and not say Nunez's all round game cannot improve when it clearly can, whilst also slating Salah for his all round game being awful. Someone above said Nunez was a third rate Bobby F replacement, but he's actually performing better than him. 18 goals and 13 assists so far this season. Not bad considering most people want him gone. It's the Jota syndrome all over again. I'm backing Nunez to make everyone on here slating him change their username.


22.) 30 Apr 2024 21:19:22
As Klopp said, certain aspects of a players game can be improved with coaching, whilst others can't. The question is, does Nunez have the temperament to kick on and become world class, which has to involve taking chances against the top sides. We have not faired so well against the top sides this season, whilst peak Bobby, Mo and Mane could score against anyone.
I am not adverse to us bringing in a CF to put pressure on Darwin. He is a darling of the Kop, and in some ways, deservedly so, but also has a long way to go to ever be considered as great as Bobby, Mo and Mane are/ were.


23.) 30 Apr 2024 22:28:11
If we go to a 4-2-3-1 under Slot, I don’t see where Nunez gets into the team to be honest. His position is either wide left in the 3 or he is the 1 upfront and I think we already have better overall options for both of those spots, imho.


24.) 30 Apr 2024 19:25:16
All good debate, but I'm interested in the "balls out" approach to transfer negotiation. New one on me.

Ed002, with you seemingly saying that isn't going to work, what strategy would you suggest? Tone it down a bit? Maybe just flash a little upper thigh?

{Ed002's Note - It is still a problem when Edwards takes the bus to Newcastle for the meeting.}


25.) 01 May 2024 16:40:04
As Salah has only one year left in his contract surely the ball is in his court and LFC have left it too late to have much say on if Salah goes or stays. He can just sit on his contract, wait to move for free and very little LFC can do about it. I only see him moving if Real Madrid (not happening) or PSG come in for him.


 

 

27 Apr 2024 22:40:09
Ed002 has there been anything more than Chinese whispers regarding a possible signing of Levi Colwill in the summer or anything more substantial on an alternative Centre Back if not? TIA again.

Schultzy

{Ed002's Note - Colwill signed a new contract and Chelsea has no plan to sell him.}


1.) 28 Apr 2024 11:54:07
I think we’d be better off going for Inacio, not massively convinced that Colwill is all that good and he’d cost a ridiculous amount given the “English Tax”.


2.) 28 Apr 2024 13:05:40
My ideal LCB would be Bastoni personally (I know it won’t happen ed2). Just saying he’s class and would be ideal.


3.) 28 Apr 2024 13:20:09
Bastoni looks a good player tbh Shaq.


4.) 28 Apr 2024 15:42:35
Didn’t Klopp “upset” Sporting by trying to tap Inacio up?! At least there won’t be an approach embargo now that Amorims out the picture ??.


5.) 28 Apr 2024 16:16:18
No, it was Ugarte last summer Mark. Unsettled the player and Sporting were rightly annoyed with us. Inacio has a buyout clause apparently. Just pay the clause and be done with it.


6.) 28 Apr 2024 20:15:08
Is VVD playing right sided CB a possibility if a new left sided player comes in? Matip leaving and Konate unreliable. If we’re only signing one CB I’d keep VVD left side with a new RCB coming in.


7.) 28 Apr 2024 20:56:19
VVD doesn’t look like he’s got many miles left in him.


8.) 29 Apr 2024 09:50:34
Who said “we’re only signing one CB” - apart from @OneKiss?


9.) 29 Apr 2024 11:46:56
I wish people would remove their rose-tinted glasses when it comes to VVD. He's been decent in about 50% of games this season and average in the rest. He's almost 33 - time to move on and get him replaced. New CB and a striker who scores goals are an absolute priority for me. Plenty options for positions elsewhere in the squad.


10.) 30 Apr 2024 12:16:50
He's been super in most games and, like the rest of the team less impressive the last few games. Years left still in Van Dijk. Like last week when Calvert Llewin supposedly dominated Virg nd Konate. He dominated Konate alright, i must have missed him doing it to Virg. Up until the last few weeks i think its been fairly commonly accepted Saliba and Virg were the two best CB's in the league this season. Careful what you wish for wanting him gone, our title challenge was built on him and a couple others this season.


 

 

 

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20 Jun 2024 13:32:53

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23 Jun 2024 13:39:14
StanUA - why bother with all the bollux comments - if you told us the time we’d all buy watches! ?
When we lost to Everton DCL certainly got much the better of our CB’s but his off-field antics aren’t LFC plus he’s too injury prone!
If we had Isak we would definitely be competing on all fronts imo ??.

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12 Jun 2024 11:25:46
Shame Koopmeiners is now out of Euro’s - was looking forward to seeing him up against the best Europe has to offer. Think Netherlands are going to be up there and VVD is still looking sharp after a long domestic season. ??.

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13 May 2024 13:50:33
Fuser we will earn over £165 million for finishing 3rd in PL which goes straight on the bottom line so I’d like to think (perhaps naively indeed) they’d spend a large portion of that on an incoming quality left back, centre back and DCM…. not too much to ask for is it! ? Howling at some of the comments on FSG ???.

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12 May 2024 21:43:31
I personally think losing Trent would be a catastrophic move and would much prefer to keep him than p/ x him with Tchouameni ?. By “war chest “ I mean additional funds on top of what we’ll get for finishing 3rd in PL (circa £170 mill ) PLUS circa £17 mill for CL qualification. They were prepared to splash £110 mill for Caicedo and that hasn’t been spent (apart for Endo purchase) ??.

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30 Apr 2024 15:15:37
Beckers Pecker and SA - healthy debate from all sides is always a good thing AND I would love to be proved wrong regarding Darwin! I love his work ethic and commitment and really like the lad but my fear, and this is purely a personal opinion, is that if we go into next season with Mo and Darwin as our predominant goal source we will be left behind again! Diaz (who I desperately hope we keep as he's been the one positive since the Manure FA Cup debacle and subsequent on-field capitulation across all competitions) is invaluable in that attacking rebuild. I'm still trying to fathom how "sell Salah for circa £80 mill this summer or let him walk for sweet F A as a free next" isn't obvious to one-and-all?! I don't profess to be a financial genius but that is complete commercial suicide so I'm hoping robbos_back_pocket "both his agent and the club are putting out rumors that he might stay to get more money" proves to be prophetic.

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16 May 2024 21:17:10
Aside from the fact that he’s rubbish too - a complete liability as a “jack of all trades”! Definitely sell him ?.

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16 May 2024 13:51:05
Fine and emotive words MK ??. Something about our club is that I always feel we can turn deficits round ; Istanbul when I jumped off my sofa that high I put my fists through the ceiling; the 4-0 against Barcelona where as a 54 year old I cried uncontrollablly like a baby! I expected us to overturn Atalanta but that loss to that manure rubbish in the FA Cup was the start of the demise! So wished to send our Glorious Inspitational leader off into the football sunset with some trophies. I’m even looking forward to getting battered in the Wolves end at Anfield on Sunday if my pal swings a ticket! The void this man will leave cannot even be measured until after Sunday BUT we will all get behind Slot, Edwards, Ward and Hughes and we will go again! ??YNWA.

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26 Apr 2024 23:02:24
Back in July Klopp stated that Trent could play effectively as a 6 but chose to play him in this 3-2-2-3 formation instead as this "hybrid" role? What would be so wrong next season to have him move permanently to that specific 6 role instead of Endo with Bradley who is a much better technically defensive RB? Get Quansah hitting the weights in the summer to add some strength and speed and play him alongside VVD; Bradley RB and source a new LB to compete with an ageing Robbo and there's a more solid back 4 imo .

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25 Apr 2024 16:03:35
Trent has never been a "defensive" defender! Positionally he's always getting caught out and quite frankly looks like a fish out of water most of the time; left-sided opposition players of quality tie him up in knots. Absolutely no doubt he's brilliant going forward with vision and an ability to put passes on a sixpence SO PLAY HIM IN MIDFIELD!

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