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03 Jan 2014 16:35:23
balague tweeted tello ain't going anywere, i'm sure rodgers will add to d squad, whoever it may be . just have to wait it out . few players to come back from injury aswell so its not must right now, bigger picture, the right deal as appossed to d panic now deal is better

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28 Nov 2013 21:22:26
edd anyone shown any interest in izzaguire from celtic. I know it will be met with . " he plays in crap scottish lge etc etc"by folk on here. but the fella is a very good lb, doing it against barca and away to milan and a few other occassions in d champs lge, bombs forward and whips a gr8 ball in, can mix in short passes and could adapt to Liverpools game, just wondered if anyone shown any interest {Ed002's Note - There was talk of Manchester United last year but it was unconfirmed tittle-tattle. Since then nothing.}

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1.) Think he's a prem player anyway, spose barret reporting ayre in spain 4 montoya, u anything on that edd, think d left back prob is a big one 4 us {Ed002's Note - See previous answers. It may help to know that I don't stalk the staff of the club.}



24 Aug 2013 23:26:56
edd hansen reckons suarez will sign new deal this week. u heard anything on that? {Ed002's Note - Suarez has let a little information out via a "friend" to say the he will stay against his will one more year and then he will leave regardless. This sort of situation cannot be allowed to carry on but I think it will become more difficult to find a buyer with this sort of leakage of information to the media. We'll see.}

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1.) Bit naive Ed if you think players don't get things out there via favoured journos. {Ed002's Note - Would you like to try and explain where I am being naïve? Why not list some other players who have spent this summer dragging their club through the gutter, embarrassing the owners and the manager with repeated interviews, letting it be known that the other players in the team are not good enough etc., etc.?}

2.) Who is the friend out of curiosity Ed? I understand Cavani has done a lot of talking for him! Same with a few others. To be honest I'd rather sell him and buy two top top quality attackers. I think he's fantastic but the team seem better without him. I'd love to see Lamela play for Liverpool! {Ed002's Note - There is a name on one of the transcripts but it is not someone I have heard of or know anything about.}

3.) Hello Eds,
regarding your reply to Suarez situation. You say he will stay for one season and then leave regardless, does this mean he will like to leave even if we achieve European footy?
If that is the case I reckon we should do a deal with Real this season itself. We will have a nice guideline to get a good deal using the figure they are paying for Bale. I reckon we could get a good deal of around 45-50M + Caseimero.

{Ed002's Note - You really need to read the posts more carefully - I did not say that. The price of Bale has absolutely nothing to do with Suarez at all. And Real Madrid are not going to sell Casemiro who only joined them this summer.}

4.) Rooneys people and Bales people have got their message across quite clearly. That's just two off the top of my head. My point is all big clubs have problems of this sort from time to time. I respect your work (as I have said many times) but you always make out that Suarez's actions are somehow unique. Players are selfish and I know for definite that some senior Liverpool players take the view that for all his problems they are better off with LS.

5.) I agree with the editor on this one: having an unhappy, restless player in the squad (especially one as disruptive and divisive as Suarez) could be catastrophic. There seems to be a really good harmony and a work for each other mentality at the moment, I can only see Suarez damaging that. Unfortuntely it is very late in the window so selling him now is fraught with problems (i.e. can we find replacement? Will we need to pay more for said replacement a la Carroll?) which, thanks to Suarez (and I might add the club itself who knew the situation months ago) puts us between a rock and a hard place.

Honestly I wouldn't know what to do if I was the owner right now. IF we have already identified and intend to sign a specific player, fee agreed, then perhaps we can move him on but as that hasn't happened I guess, for better or worse, he has to stay. The only bonus (and I use the term lightly) is that as we have no European football a move in January for a sizeable fee is entirely possible.

The bottom line, however, is that Suarez has done huge damage to our club despite the steadfast backing and support he has received from both staff and fans alike. Its not good enough and ultimately I will be happy when he moves on. We've been let down badly, regardless of his ability as a player Suarez is someone we do not need or want (nor should accept) at our club.



20 Aug 2013 22:32:44
hi edds. just a query. with all the likes of arsenal and utd even us looking for creative midfielders . how come there seems to be little interset in banega? think sthampton wanted him. {Ed002's Note - Southampton and Fiorentina have placed bids for Banega and Inter Milan's long-term interest may still remain.}

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05 Jun 2018 19:00:28
Am I the only one who thinks that Fabinho will play RB next season? Most posts on here suggest that he will play in a holding role next season, with Keita and potentially Fekir alongside him. That would be awesome, don’t get me wrong, but We have an abundance of CMs on the books already and really can’t see Klopp benching them or selling them all after a great season, although I think some will/ have moved on.
Ed001 has said that we have been looking for a RB for a few seasons now and I can’t imagine us going out and buying one now with the other positions that we need to improve. This brings me on a question.
Has anyone seen him play at RB enough to give an opinion on how good he is there? MK speaks highly of him and that I respect, but he was referring to him playing in midfield I think, and all the clips I have watched are him playing midfield also. Anyway, any input welcome guys and can’t wait to see him play regardless of position.


1.) 05 Jun 2018 19:26:07
I don’t think he’s been bought for right back primarily and, by all accounts, the player now sees himself as a midfield player. However, he may get games there, depending on the form of TAA and Gomez (I don’t think Clyne will figure unless he upset his game massively in pre-season.

Klopp has seen his current midfield press and press until they tire late on or can’t do it from game to game. He will rotate midfield players depending on tactics, form, opposition or injuries. Don’t forget the Ox will probably miss 3 months and others will come back late to training after the World Cup. I can see us making a heavy play for the League Cup this year in order to get some silverware on the table early and take a bit of pressure off Klopp. To do this he will need to be able to bring quality players when he rests others.

In my opinion Fabinho has been bought for midfield.

2.) 05 Jun 2018 19:13:00
Personally as per Ed001, think he will play cm and provide cover at RB should the team require it.

That’s gives us Trent to keep learning at RB before he eventually moves in to midfield, Gomez as cover if required and Fabinho as emergency cover as and when.

As for our midfield, Can is gone, Lallana may look for more first team football with youth as cover.

3.) 05 Jun 2018 20:22:50
I don't think Fab will be playing at RB except if need be or something. He is a DM who can score goals, defend and bring the ball out. That is the position he has been playing DM for 2 years npw since he was moved there by Monaco manager Jardim. If he would play RB, it should be for emergency purposes and nothing more, IMO.

4.) 05 Jun 2018 20:29:35
Interesting reading the thoughts on the midfield area and potential starters next season, if the reported signing of Fekir does come to fruition, adding to our 2 new arrivals
And current personnel we will for once have a deeper squad, be nice to have quality on the bench as well as in the starting 11. I personally feel that this is why we limped to 4th and lost the final, we just did not have enough left in the tank with injuries to the Ox
And Can . Madrid in the final could call upon a 100 million pound substitute!
Can't wait for the new season!

5.) 05 Jun 2018 20:45:43
And you want to bench TAA? Really? Who are the abundance of midfielders referring to here? They are not good enough why we are signing midfielders! Fabinho will play the sitting role.

6.) 05 Jun 2018 20:45:43
And you want to bench TAA? Really? Who are the abundance of midfielders referring to here? They are not good enough why we are signing midfielders! Fabinho will play the sitting role.

7.) 05 Jun 2018 20:59:15
I think one of the eds already mentioned, but I can see Fabinho covering TAA when he goes foward and vice versus, creating another element of confusion for the opposition. Could work well but I expect his ‘starting’ position, if you want to call it that being centrally.

8.) 06 Jun 2018 02:41:11
I think Klopp with introduce players slowly so we may start the season with a midfield of Hendo, Keita and Milner.

Longer term I hope we go to Fabinho and Hendo deep, Mane, Keita and Salah behind Bobby in a 4-2-3-1.

9.) 06 Jun 2018 03:37:14
Harry, I didn’t say that I wanted TAA on the bench. I would be more than happy letting him and Gomez rotate at RB, to be honest I think it will be the only way that either of them will get regular match time next season. It’s been covered on here multiple times that Klopp doesn’t see either of them as the long term solution to RB and their futures will be in other positions. He has been actively looking to bring in a RB for two years now and I can’t see him buying one now with other positions being a higher priority.
The midfielders who I was referring to are the OX, a Klopp buy only last year and has done quite well in his first half season for us. Gini, who also has done quite well and hasn’t been here very long either. And our club captain, who again has had a good season. You can probably add Milner to this list also, who arguably was our best midfielder in the CL last season, breaking records as he went.



05 Jun 2018 18:45:32
Am I the only one who thinks Fabinho has been.


1.) 05 Jun 2018 19:06:19
Sorry, the rest coming 👆.

2.) 05 Jun 2018 19:09:14
Learning how to finish a sentence?

3.) 05 Jun 2018 19:22:01
The joys of having a 3 year old trying to wrestle the phone off you while you are doing something 😂.

4.) 05 Jun 2018 19:37:51
I thought you were saying Fabinho was a has been😂.

5.) 05 Jun 2018 20:10:56
3 year olds and phones.
They are just as competent with them as my parents!

6.) 05 Jun 2018 20:31:21
Do we take it that the 3 year old won the battle for the possession of the phone? Is that you Sturridge?

7.) 05 Jun 2018 22:25:13
The answer is “yes”.



24 May 2018 06:09:12
What’s everyone’s thoughts about Zidane as a manager? I always thought that he was just a guy who knew how to manage the big egos in a club like Madrid, partly down to the respect he gets from his playing days. I might be miles off with this opinion as I don’t watch much Spanish league, so would appreciate any input.


1.) 24 May 2018 06:17:26
End of the day if he beats us in the final. He's done what no manager has ever done and somehow, has to be regarded as one of the greats.

2.) 24 May 2018 06:21:42
He has won 2 CL with a medicore Madrid ( that’s what people say here about Madrid ) which makes him one of the best ever!

3.) 24 May 2018 06:32:04
He’s not going to beat us in the final 👍.

4.) 24 May 2018 07:10:50
If he pull off a hat trick of CL's he is arguably the only manager to do that in modern era and that just if it happens will be a fact that shuts any and every argument against him. So called current best managers bar of today (bar mourinho) have not even won one CL and he might just win 3 on the trot.
His problems in league have been well documented and there are suggestions in Spain that if Zidane looses the final he looses the job at Madrid. I think there problem in league are because of a weak ass squad and ronaldo not hitting expected heights this season in the league.
As a manager i don't think Zidane has a clue about tactics game management or even subtitutions. But he does have a great respect in the dressing room. i think he could be a good motivator too, definitely has won every laurel the game has to offer. But i do feel he is perfect for madrid, he loves the club and i don't see why players won't join him.

5.) 24 May 2018 07:23:43
AK rubbish - Madrid having a week ass squad? Have you seen Barcelona’s. Atletico in comparison even Valencia who weren’t far behind and beat them this season. His titles speak for themselves especially if he wins on Saturday. But I don’t rate Zidane as a tactician, I agree with all the comments about him working with egos and the fact that he commands respect from everyone that plays for him.
But I know plenty of Madrid fans that believe he hasn’t got a clue when picking teams for games or making subs during matches. He solely relies on some of the best players in the world turn up on the day and perform. They don’t regard him as improving players ability (unlike what you could say for Guardiola or Klopp) and they feel this could lead to a lot of their better younger talented players wanting to leave.

6.) 24 May 2018 07:30:26
Weak ass squad? Reals squad is quality and the best in la liga imo. They have massively underperformed this season in La Liga.

7.) 24 May 2018 07:57:54
Their team has gaping holes in it but I'm not sure it is weak. They have average defenders, average keepers, and aside from Ronaldo, average forwards. That midfield is stellar though; Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Isco, Kovacic, Ceballos and Casemeiro. The only team in Europe to better that is Man City.

Luckily for us, our midfield is perfect for disrupting a top class midfield who want the ball. I'm not sure a squad with Ronaldo in it can ever be called weak though. He has over 40 Champions League goals in the last 3 seasons alone. This is his competition. It's up to us to take it from him.

Zidane is the profiteer of Ronaldo brilliance.

8.) 24 May 2018 08:19:15
I have no idea about him, his tactics, his diplomacy behind the scenes or his ability to motivate his players. He looks very smart though on the touch line.

9.) 24 May 2018 08:25:44
I would equate Zidane at RM to Rodgers at Liverpool. The overall standard of players is higher at Madrid, obviously, but I truly believe that both (relatively) inexperienced managers benefitted from having a group of (in Madrids case) or a (in Liverpool's case) star players at the top of their game - Suarez for us, obvs!

The true test, if he gets that chance, is how Zidane copes bringing through the next crop of galacticos. If he manages to reproduce similar form with 'his' players, then I will rightly salute his managerial ability.

I posted a couple of years back that I have so much more confidence in Klopp than I had in Rodgers, despite the fact we almost won the league with the latter.



20 May 2018 21:15:36
Hi Ed002, hope you are well? Just wondering what your favourite tipple is? Just opened a bottle of red myself. You seem to be in a sharing mood tonight so if you can provide us with your go to beverage then maybe we can club together and buy you a coca libre or two for some new information?


{Ed002's Note - I think Macca and the Eds will do just fine thanks.}

1.) 20 May 2018 21:23:37
Oh Ed002, you will always be my favourite. And who says flattery gets gets you nowhere 😉.

2.) 20 May 2018 23:24:14
Great question stars whilst we're trying to get through the week.

Let's think, would he/ she like the bland ribena his home state churns out, Zinfandel anyone, no!

Bordeaux, Burgundy maybe, but my guess is a top quality Rioja grand reserve.

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04 Sep 2017 10:45:27
Eds, on the subject of valuable players running their contract down who are in demand, i. e. Can. Would it not be in the best interest of all parties for the club to offer a new contract with a very reasonable or low release clause (say £20 for Can) with 10% of it going to the player, triggered after a mutually agreed date?
At least the club would get something back from him, the player would get better pay for a year, a great signing on bonus and protection if he did get a bad injury last game of the season, and the low fee wouldn't put off potential buyers as they are getting a really good price.
My knowledge if contracts is limited so excuse me if this is a silly question. Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Why would the player even think of signing such a deal - and why is everyone here obsessed with various clauses? If a player is running down his contract it is in the best interest of the player and not the club. Clubs can easily sell if they want a financial return (and that may see a flurry of activity in January).}

1.) 04 Sep 2017 10:57:04
Ok eds, thanks for the reply.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

2.) 04 Sep 2017 11:11:48
I don't know much about players contracts but I would assume a player can get a larger signing on fee if they were to let their contract run down.

{Ed002's Note - Yes Amrit. Way, way larger.}

3.) 04 Sep 2017 11:29:21
Which is why a lot of players prefer to do that in the first place, Ed.

4.) 04 Sep 2017 12:30:40
If the club decides to sell doesn't the player have to agree to the move also?

If he is intent on running his contract down, there seems little that the club can do.

{Ed002's Note - Yes the player has to agree. But that doesn't mean that a January move is out of the question.}

5.) 04 Sep 2017 12:55:37
So coutsy signs a contact in Jan, 7 months later he gets slaughtered on here for wanting to leave to join a bouyhood dream club which would have also enable the club to get the worlds second highest transfer fee. Can refuses to sign an extention and people are worried about him going on a free and not getting a return back for 'everything we have done for him' . I can see after the couts saga played out exactly why he wouldn't sign a contract!

{Ed025's Note - i dont get all this its ok for couts to go to fulfill his boyhood dreams malarkey swish, hes a contracted liverpool player who is being a complete arse over this going to barca lark, he pretended to have a back injury then went away and played for brazil ffs, he is nothing more than a little traitor and should be booed every time he touches the ball by liverpool fans the scum bag..

6.) 04 Sep 2017 13:16:19
It seems s crazy situation. I can't help thinking we don't know the whole story concerning Can. I can't see us selling such a vital player in January, as we get to the business end of the season but at the same time I think it's mad to let s player of his quality to leave for nothing. He has been playing out of his skin so far this season and I hope he is pushing for a better contract. It will feel great if Can signs as he is a top top player.

{Ed002's Note - It will be that or the summer. This is again business as usual -there is nothing special about him or any other Liverpool players.}

7.) 04 Sep 2017 13:30:05
100% correct Ed,

How many lads would give anything to be in his place,

8.) 04 Sep 2017 13:33:00
Seems a bit excessive ed25, I'm sure a lot on here would have loved it if dijk had feigned a back injury if it meant we got him! Besides shouldn't you be booing Rooney after he left you to join his boyhood club :p.

{Ed025's Note - i certainly did at the time swish, they are paid enough mate so why sign a contract if you have no intention of fulfilling it?, for me has stabbed liverpool in the back and it could cost you the league in the end....and you want to throw flowers at the little pricks feet and wish him well...amazing..

9.) 04 Sep 2017 13:43:46
Spot on ed25. coutinho has let everyone down. transfer request on eve of the season.
Hope he apologises, so we can move on. What I would disagree is forever. We all forgave Gerrard afterall.

{Ed025's Note - gerrard gave his best years to liverpool though phil, couts has given very little mate..

10.) 04 Sep 2017 14:32:32
Have to say, I agree with ed025 here.

I think PC has caused a lot of damage and its a poor showing to say the least.

From what the eds have said, there was an agreement that he would give us another year and then get his move to Barca, now I understand that what he did was to push this season because they wanted him in now, but his actions in pushing for a move were totally selfish. Supporters of this club don't deserve it. Simple as. He's on a great wage and has been handed a lot by LFC. It no doubt added pressure in the transfer market and a lot of kneejerk reaction and precious time wasted thinking of a solution to a problem he caused.

In the same way I absolutely don't agree with how we acted in regards to VVD this year either, its not fair on the supporters of Southampton and has no doubt caused friction in the Southampton team and management, probably hampered the start to the season in some ways, but I actually think what he has done is another level above. Feigning injury is only really topped by Suarez who acted disgustingly. its a really shitty attitude on his behalf. Im very glad that his move has fallen through and he's forced to sit back and think about his actions and not get away with it, in the same way I hope the VVD saga has shown the supporters and management of our club that when you act inappropriately you must face the consequences.

11.) 04 Sep 2017 13:47:52
Hi Eds,
I've not had a chance to thank you for the updates again, so thanks. I'm a long time reader but don't post often.
As with everyone, I'm gutted about the whole Can scenario as he is proving to be a top player after we have stood by him for a while now.
Sorry if it has already been asked, but what is the big reason he won't sign?
Money? Guaranteed playing time? Position played? Club? Manager? Country? Fresh Start?
From previous posts it suggests it could be playing time, especially when we are looking to spend big money on Central midfield positions, but I just wondered if that was definitely the case? and whether Klopp will not guarantee him the playing time?

{Ed001's Note - it is playing time, Klopp has been buying players for the position he wants to play. The club think his future is in the holding role from what I can gather, so they are buying in expectation of him playing there. He wants to play central midfield and is unhappy that so many are being bought with the intention of moving him from there.}

12.) 04 Sep 2017 14:58:11
Thanks Ed,
What's your thoughts on his position? He seems to suit the holding role well, but he does have a good strike on him.
I guess he is a good box to box midfielder as well, but what are your thoughts on his best position?
If he goes in the summer, do you think we will look for a holding midfielder as a replacement, or is someone lined up for it? I know we have Handerson and Wijnaldum and some youngsters, but I think they play a different role than Can.

{Ed001's Note - he is more of a box to box player who wants to get in and score goals. Keita will replace him in the forward role, I assume the club will start the search for a new holding role throughout the season.}

13.) 04 Sep 2017 13:51:00
Ed25 never said I'd wish him well, just pointing out the hypocrisy surrounding one player not signing a contract and people annoyed he may go for free versus another one that did sign and annoyed when we could have got a huge fee for him. No pleasing some people!

{Ed025's Note - the thing is swish that can will honour his contract mate where phil wont..

14.) 04 Sep 2017 16:07:53
Forgive Gerrard for what?

FFS, he nearly single handedly got us to Istanbul, scoring important, top quality goals that no other member of the team could.
He was consistently our top player and was coveted bythe elite clubs of Europe,
LFC was / is in his blood,

players like Stevie G and Robbie Fowler are the best of the best because of their commitment to LFC.

I'm sorry but you can't Compare Gerrard with Coutinio.

He has shown as much disresoect for the club as the other 2 showed respect.

He is not fit to wear our shirt.

and Klopp has a simple choice whether to treat him the same as Sahko for Professional misconduct.

Or else the press should have a field day, and rightly so.

15.) 04 Sep 2017 17:25:30
One of your biggest fans ed25 but you've got this one all wrong. Couts had been a great servant to Liverpool for almost 5 years and deserves respect. What he's done is put his own interests above Liverpool's but he's earned the right to do that. I'm glad he's still a Liverpool player but I wouldn't begrudge him moving one bit.

{Ed025's Note - since when has a servant been on £100k a week putney?, and what makes you think he has the right to break a contract? or to feign injury?, hes a selfish low life and totally out of order mate..

16.) 04 Sep 2017 18:19:05
If we knew all the facts I might agree with you Ed, but there's far too much speculation and assumption going on. He gets the benefit of the doubt from me and if he's professional on his return then all's good.

{Ed025's Note - no doubt some will agree with you putney, myself i believe in loyalty and if his contract was up or if liverpool wanted to sell him then i could live with that, but it wasn,t and they dont...poor show for me mate..




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Thanks F89, rumours always welcome mate. That’s what we are all here for, right?




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07 Jun 2018 13:25:22
He is s lazy player. won’t happen!




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07 Jun 2018 05:38:17
Legend 🙌.




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04 Jun 2018 11:11:06
Good riddance? Looks like you aren’t the loyal type either! Not sure what he has done to upset you Barnes?





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20 Jun 2018 01:57:52
I think Salahs view of Madrid might have been tarnished a little after being taken out like he was in the final. Certainly his view of his potential future captain anyway (if he moves there) .




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15 Jun 2018 05:22:05
He is being slated for having a howler in the final. I really hope he has a great season, but that won’t make anyone be look stupid in my opinion mate.




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15 Jun 2018 05:18:32
Good post mate.




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09 Jun 2018 18:41:38
It looks good either way to be honest, we have a lot of leaders at the club. Wasn’t all these guys captains before they moved to us.
Fekir (fingers crossed)
Have I missed any?




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06 Jun 2018 19:22:58
Best post you have ever done Harry 😉.