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21 Mar 2019 10:05:28
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21 Mar 2019 10:05:28
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21 Mar 2019 08:36:47
I spotted something quirky yesterday while browsing the birth dates of our players for some unknown reason. (while doing a very good impression of working) . It looks likely that we will lose most if not all of our remaining players born in the 80s. A great decade, but that's a good thing. Letting go of Mignolet, Lovren, Milner, Lallana and Sturridge will see a large chunk off our wage bill without affecting the team a great deal (and the couple of fullbacks) . Then just replace those with younger hungry players on lower wages (from within or without) and we're all set. Our squad only needs streamlining this summer, maybe one major signing but that's it.

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21 Mar 2019 09:35:38
Milner is still earning his money for me. Take weekend for example.

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21 Mar 2019 07:50:13
ED001

Hope all is well!

Past few seasons I've been asking you with players we've legitimately been linked with that you'd hope we sign.
I recall you mentioned VVD when that didn't happen it was heart breaking then in Jan it happened.
Following market I asked and you mentioned you hoped we bring in Alisson but wasn't convinced and prayed :) LOL.
Then we got him!

I would like to know this time who it is?
As both of the players were my main priority you mentioned previously also.

I would like a number 10 straight into the starting line up but not sure who we're linked with that would rocks my socks off, otherwise Werner would be good in my eyes but can't see where he would start, more as cover and swap with fermino, but I'm sure Werner wouldn't want that.

Any-who? Who's the player this time around, let's hope it comes in 3s?

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{Ed001's Note - I am torn between 2 - Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Ryan Sessegnon. It is the full back position we most need strengthening, with no real cover for our first choice one and either of those could cover there, but both can also play further forward when needed.

In fact, thinking about it, I am going to say Sessegnon. He would allow us to swap to the formation with 4 attacking players very easily, replacing Shaqiri from it, but without sacrificing protection for the full-backs, like we have to when Shaqiri is in the team. He would slot in on the left, Mane and Salah then have the right and up top covered with Bobby in behind.}

21 Mar 2019 08:08:29
Are either available eds?
Also is there any truth in Moreno going to Italy (I can’t remember what team sorry)

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{Ed001's Note - Palace have no interest in selling Wan-Bissaka, so it would be if the lad himself forced a move he would leave but he is unlikely to do so according to those that know him. He is also being advised to stay put for at least one more season to get playing time. It has to be remembered he is, like Trent, fairly new to the right-back position, so another learning season would do him good.

As for Sessegnon, there is a very good chance he will leave in the summer when they go down. He is unhappy with his lack of playing time this season, as he turned down good offers to go elsewhere in the summer to help Fulham out.}

21 Mar 2019 08:22:31
Sessegnon would be a fantastic addition to the squad as would Wan Bissaka, if we got either in the summer I'd be delighted.

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21 Mar 2019 08:26:27
Was just thinking about Jadon Sancho whilst reading the Eds comments. Why would a youngster risk so much to leave their current club when their playing career is going so well. Even in the short career of a professional sportsman, there is a short term v long term approach.

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21 Mar 2019 09:35:27
I'd go for Sessegnon and one of Brandt/ Bruno Fernandes. That is quality depth for the likes of Robbo, Mane and OX. Those 2 signings should be our priority this season.
We can always hold off signing a new CB as we already have four senior ones and with Brewster set to get a look in and Origi back in Klopp's plans, we may not be signing a forward or a RB regardless.

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21 Mar 2019 09:51:48
AWB would provide a genuine threat to TAA at right back I think.

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21 Mar 2019 09:52:18
Wan-Bissaka, for me, over Sessegnon.
I see Trent's position in midfield, in the future, leaving a space at right back. I cannot envisage Sessegnon wanting to come to play second fiddle to Robertson.
I remember both me and Ed001 raving about Wan-Bissaka before anyone else really mentioned him. I think he has a great future. Where he will end up, should he leave Palace, we will wait and see.

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21 Mar 2019 09:59:23
In response to G1, probably money. Plus, the lad is English and probably saw Germany as more a stepping stone to get a big move back to the prem where he'd be a starter. I guess a bit like Spanish players do before moving to barca/ Madrid.

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Review Of The Day 21st March 2019

21 Mar 2019 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 21st March 2019

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21 Mar 2019 08:17:40
Thanks Ed001 as always, I enjoy the morning read. Hope TAA's injury is not too serious and can recover and be fully fit the the run in.

red deano YNWA.

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{Ed001's Note - it was just a precaution mate, he could have played but better not to take chances.}

21 Mar 2019 08:22:45
Thank you very much Ed. Have a great day mate!

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{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate you too.}

20 Mar 2019 22:23:37
Hiya fellow reds. I'm a long time lurker from Sweden going to Anfield for the first time to see the spuds match. It's my 50th celebration so was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of some reds pubs with good Guinness?
Thanks to the eds for a fantastic site.

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{Ed033's Note - Surely you must mean Norway :)

21 Mar 2019 05:23:38
When I visited, the Cavern Club was very good but I don't drink guiness so not sure if they served it. Most places in the UK do though so I suspect they will. It's a really unique bar and a must see for tourists in my opinion.

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{Ed001's Note - Ed025 is the man for this question. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of drinks and which bars serve them.}

21 Mar 2019 06:25:01
Well he's been an Everton fan for 96 years to be fair. That's a long time to be drowning your sorrows.

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{Ed001's Note - what did he do for the other 5000 years is what I want to know?}

21 Mar 2019 07:27:28
There is no such thing as a good Guinness anywhere on mainland Britain, you want that get a flight over to Dublin the ay after the game.

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21 Mar 2019 07:37:43
I told me he still remembers where he was and what he was doing the day the comet wiped out the dinosaurs. Some things are just unforgettable.

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{Ed001's Note - isn't that how he arrived on earth in the first place?}

21 Mar 2019 07:42:47
The Philarmonic is my favourite pub and the favourite of John Lennon's, by all accounts.

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20 Mar 2019 19:49:55
Just had a scroll down but can't find any posts about TAAs injury. Just read he's been sent back to Liverpool from the England squad with a back injury.

Do the Ed's or reds know if it's just a niggle or could it keep him out of the Spurs game?

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{Ed002's Note - You will need to wait for the club to assess him.}

20 Mar 2019 20:25:39
Liverpool and Man City players pulling out, shocking.

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{Ed025's Note - daniel sturridge has pulled out of the england squad with injury as well ace...and he was,nt even picked.. :)

20 Mar 2019 20:33:23
Just read that he's been nursing the injury for a while, so can't be too bad?

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21 Mar 2019 01:41:06
One word, precaution. OK, that was three words. Now eight. Ten. Wait, I'll come in again.

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20 Mar 2019 22:30:42
25 🤣 keep em coming!

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{Ed025's Note - will do mate.. :)

21 Mar 2019 07:22:59
😂 @stoneage and 25!

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20 Mar 2019 19:45:32
I get the players enjoy playing for their countries but I absolutely detest the International breaks, especially at the business end of the season.

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20 Mar 2019 20:27:16
Me too Drogie.

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20 Mar 2019 20:33:42
I was thinking it's an odd time to have qualifiers as clubs are preparing for the money rounds. But I suppose there are few opportunities elsewhere to fit them in.

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20 Mar 2019 20:53:35
An international break when Liverpool are top of the league is brilliant.

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20 Mar 2019 21:06:54
I’m guessing there’s is far more to it and football doesn’t revolve round the European game, but I personally would rather see a shorter season then an international break at the end where all qualifiers are played within a period of time. Plus players can be judged on a full season rather than a 5 game hot streak.

Like I said, probably be impossible to implement but teams would be happier, international teams can train together for a sustained period and think fans would hold their interest as it doesn’t get in the way of the club game.

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20 Mar 2019 19:20:39
Just seen a clip of Mane when Milner scores that pen against Fulham, the lad drops to his knees and I think thanks God. That is passion, and pride and what it means to those lads. They are trying 100% for them yes but for us too, I can't wait for Spurs on the 31st.

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20 Mar 2019 19:41:22
OP, I saw that as well. That just shows you the limits to which these boys are pushing themselves to brig us the PL title. I have nothing but admiration and respect for these players for what they are trying to do for this great club, along with the manager.

Like I have said before, I am riding these boys and manager till the end. There will be bumps on the road and things won't always go our way BUT I am NOT quitting on these lads, not after what they have done for us this season challenging the best and most expensive team the PL has ever seen. If they can realize our dream of a PL title, it will be stuff I will literally have no words for due mainly to the severe obstacles they would have overcome to get there. YNWA!

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20 Mar 2019 20:05:57
Completely agree with that.

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21 Mar 2019 01:43:15
Apart from the 'riding these boys' bit.

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21 Mar 2019 06:23:55
haha nice one stoneage.

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20 Mar 2019 18:53:48
I no ed002 has said that he doesn't believe there is interest from Liverpool in dybala but I wouldn't actually be surprised if that was to change over the coming months. As he can play in place of 1 of the front 3 but also and his preference he could play behind them as a 10 so he won't have concerns about game time neither will front 3.

Also I see migs or karius leaving. Clyne and Moreno. Lallana Sturridge and shaq so there will be room plus money not spent on there wages could go towards dybala, also money from any sales will help with transfer fee.

Just my opinion nothing contradictory or trying to be in the know.

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{Ed002's Note - So you expect Dybala to move to provide cover, or do you expect Liverpool will only be playing two in midfield - which is already overrun?}

20 Mar 2019 19:09:02
I would say, without the obvious glaring issues of where he fits into the team, how it'd affect us tactically, whether he'd move to be a rotation option, etc etc, that his price alone would be enough to rule us out of the running for signing him.

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20 Mar 2019 19:14:31
Anyone who wears a number that is not 1 - 11 should not be labelled a 'rotation' player any longer. If we are to challenge on all fronts its a 'squad game'.

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20 Mar 2019 19:47:14
Dybala ain't happening, IMO. Nothing to see here.

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20 Mar 2019 20:18:15
Im not saying here that we should try and offer someone of his standard a rotation spot but is that not what city and many others do? Have world class players on the bench to interchange?
Seems normal these days to me.

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20 Mar 2019 20:26:23
Ed002, I'm sure the OP doesn't want 2 in midfield, that would be crazy. He must be thinking of playing 3 at the back, you know, cos' we have Big Virg there! :)

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21 Mar 2019 05:48:41
Dybala is not a KLopp player. Would be a massive waste of money.
Its better we sign a decent fullback and a wide player before looking to luxury signings who won't even get into the starting 11.

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21 Mar 2019 08:02:56
Why do people keep talking about ‘starting 11’?

If you have 4 starting quality forwards fighting for 3 roles and simply rotate to keep them fresh, mathematically that means they would each start 3 out of every 4 matches. If you are competing on all fronts like Liverpool are, then the concept of starting 11 and subs bench doesn’t hold much water anymore.

Just look at our midfield, Klopp rotates it all the time because he can, and the players are not too far off each other in terms of quality. In the forwards however there’s a notable drop from our front 3 to our bench so they are rarely given any rest. We can certainly do with another top winger/ striker.

Compare this to City for example who can start with Sterling, Sane and Aguero and still put Jesus, Mahrez and Bernardo on the bench, we are still behind them in terms of depth. I am also pretty sure the latter three don’t think they are ‘benchwarmers’. they presumably see themselves as integral parts of a larger squad which is what you need to be as successful as City are.

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21 Mar 2019 08:55:21
@sgred . Totally agree!

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20 Mar 2019 17:28:13
Hi Ed's

Can I ask please what you think we will do with our Centre back area in the summer. Obviously we have 4 at the minute with our best 2 as Virgil and Joe, with the other 2 as back up. Do you think Klopp is happy with the back ups or could we well look to bring another one in with one leaving?

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{Ed001's Note - depends on Lovren in the main, whether he is happy to stay or wants to go.}

20 Mar 2019 17:44:51
Ok mate cheers, he obviously isn’t happy playing as back up and must be pissed he is now behind Matip. I guess the issue is for us finding someone who is happy to be back up and better than the back up we already have.

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20 Mar 2019 19:15:29
He’s barely been fit, and not sure we should bring him back in if matip is playing week in week out, and showing signs of improvement.

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20 Mar 2019 19:51:00
Matip still gives me fits. Lovs is the better defender and CB and the only reason Matip is playing is cos the two CB's ahead of him (by a large margin, I might add) are injured. Were they not injured, he would have been on the bench, like he had been before they got injured.

Lovs is a good back up BUT I am not sure he would want to be back up so he might leave. And even if he does, we need a CB who is better than Matip and one who can step in for Gomez when unfit so the drop off in performance won't be that steep. We shall see.

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20 Mar 2019 15:29:19
Horrible news today lads. Balague has come out and said sadio is of no interest to real Madrid. With his accuracy rate it's probably time to say goodbye to mane.

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20 Mar 2019 19:54:00
Bye, Mane. Have a nice trip off to Africa and be sure to be back in good time to smash Spurs next weekend.

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20 Mar 2019 20:03:25
Yeah well Madrid better start saving up.

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