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14 Dec 2016 17:02:07
Brannagan loan to Bolton seems to be on the cards in January. I really hope he can kickstart his career and make a big impression.
Are any other loan deals on the cards for January?

DaRedMan

 

 

23 Nov 2016 18:58:52
Prepare for 'Azmoun to Liverpool' rumours everyone, he scored tonight against Bayern Munich.

DaRedMan

1.) 23 Nov 2016 19:20:43
He looks a prospect but I just can't see what he would bring that we don't already have. He wouldn't get the game time he needs to develop into a top player.


2.) 30 Nov 2016 01:53:17
Cracking player his ball control is amazing him n couts open up defences on the turn at will he won't leave create the right atmospere n players thrive klopps getting the fans to feed his players awesome.


 

 

01 Nov 2016 10:16:14
Schalke left back Kolasanic linked on a free transfer. I remember ed001 mentioning his name a good 6 months ago as a potential option.

DaRedMan

1.) 01 Nov 2016 13:14:17
have watched schalke a lot and i think he would fit in very nicely in england. i think this would be a very good signing for liverpool if true.


2.) 01 Nov 2016 16:23:14
If the last Schalke defender we signed on a free is anything to go by then sign him up!


3.) 01 Nov 2016 23:30:55
I've seen him play a couple of times and the guy is a very solid defender with attacking sense. He took over from Fuchs who is the best LB in the PL. I wouldn't mind him at all.


4.) 03 Nov 2016 09:18:28
Ed001, What are your thoughts on Lovren if I may ask? I find myself constantly struggling to make up my mind!

{Ed001's Note - on his day he is good, but he can be rash and is far too inconsistent, which suggests he has mental issues with concentration and focus. Without good concentration and focus you are unlikely to reach your potential as a defender on a regular basis. Personally I think he would make an excellent back up, third choice, defender, but he is not quite good enough for first choice.}


5.) 03 Nov 2016 10:16:15
Yea I'd agree with that! Thanks for the reply Ed :)

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}


 

 

06 Sep 2016 17:46:12
There will be Liverpool scouts present at the Germany u21s game tonight to watch Mahmoud Dahoud.

DaRedMan

1.) 06 Sep 2016 19:44:22
were going to need someone like him in Jan / Feb, Our star player Mane is playing in the African Cup or something, and will miss about four games, two being United and Chelsea, I am really hoping that Ojo makes the big step up, he has it in him to do it .


2.) 06 Sep 2016 19:47:18
I do find it interesting that scouts watch internationals.
It's so different to club football.


3.) 06 Sep 2016 21:58:06
ron, yes me too. And I find it interesting that someone above thinks we need to sign a player in January as Mane will be missing for 4 games. yes 4 missing games means we need a massive January signing. Is that to replace a player many of us in here thought was not very good before he had kicked a ball in the colours of LFC?


4.) 06 Sep 2016 22:30:28
If I remember correctly, Mane missed the Burnley game, one that most fans thought would be a handy three points, and guess what, there goalie could have been reading the programme, we were awful, after just three games, we are already playing catch up .
maybe icon, you forgot to read the post properly, I said two important points .
one, Mane will miss two very big games, Man U and Chelsea .
two, I said that I hoped Ojo would be able to step up, as I think that he can .
if I can just add, that Liverpool paid a very big fee to get Mane, and already he is being looked at maybe being our Star player .
we really need someone else up front, to take us to the next level .


5.) 06 Sep 2016 22:52:03
Redforever. I have to point out that you said he'd be missing for 4 games but named 2 of the teams he will miss. So are you saying he will miss 2 or 4 games? You did say you hope ojo can step up
But you also did say we need someone like Dahoud in January. That tells me you think we should sign Dahoud in January. Iconic did read it properly, you didn't write it properly I think.


6.) 07 Sep 2016 00:50:16
actually WelshRed, Mane will be missing for more than four games, I did mention the two big games, as I thought them the most important, Mane will also miss an FA. Cup game, 4th round I think, also a League cup game, if we are still involved, its my opinion that this season, we don't have the team to make top four, as we have too many weak spots in the team,
if you look at other teams, were they have bought to improve their team, spending huge amounts of money, its far too easy to get left behind, and end up mid table .
there is a transfer window in Jan, that I think Klopp will use to improve our team .
we have so many injuries, Ojo himself has been out, one of many, but I see him a big star one day .
now I can't see the future, but Mane will miss Cup games, whoever we are drawn against, also how far Manes national team gets to .
I hope this makes my previous post a bit clearer, sorry if it came across not so clear .
I also believe that we might become too relient on Mane, and fall back when he does not play, this is were I amlooking at the bigger picture, and mention Ojo, or Dahoud, who I think we will see at Liverpool .


7.) 07 Sep 2016 00:59:09
Just like to point out to Redforever that Dahoud is not a winger or forward, so the talk of Manè and Ojo is completely irrelevant!


8.) 07 Sep 2016 01:01:11
WelshRed, I just looked at my first post, and I did say that Mane will be missing for about four games . this being, like I have mentioned, how far we go in the Cup Games, and how long Mane is away for,
you asked, am I saying is it two or four, well it could be six, we will see, but one point that I am making is that Mane is becoming so important for us, that his absence will be reflected on the results, hence why I think we should buy big in January, to make the team stronger .
I don't want to see us in 8th place ever again .


9.) 07 Sep 2016 02:58:18
Ragout is being scouted for next season, I read somewhere so don't understank those saying he'll be bought to compensate for Mane who'll be off to the AFCON, especially as he's a CM and not a winger. Makes no sense really.


10.) 07 Sep 2016 09:23:19
That makes things a LOT clearer redforever. Who do you feel we need in January to strengthen? For me, it's too early to call except the obvious LB situation.

{Ed002's Note - Clubs rarely if ever plan for January transfers. Clubs do not wish to sell because of disruption. Additionally, clubs do not buy cover for players going to the Africa Cup of Nations. I would not get your hopes up too much.}


11.) 07 Sep 2016 10:21:46
Cheers Ed 👍.


12.) 07 Sep 2016 14:32:07
Maradoo, Klopp likes his strikers and attacking players to rotate positions during play, you could see Sturridge or Mane anywere up front, and that's the type of player that he likes, I am hoping that when he does buy another offensive player, he will fit into his system, just trust in Klopp, he is not perfect, but he is our manager .


13.) 07 Sep 2016 14:42:44
WelshRed, I can see us bringing in the obvious left back, a defensive midfielder, and let Lucas move on, also a pacy attacking player . this Dahoud kind of fits the bill, also he is on his last year of contract, will not sign a new one, he is not being picked to play first team football, so he could leave in January .
but as the Eds have said many times, transfers are more difficult in this window,
just some more info on Mane, he has just won the Liverpool player of the month, and in Jan / Feb, he could miss a minimum of four games, up to a maximum of seven games, depending on how long he is away for, and if we are in the League cup semi finals, which is over two legs .


14.) 07 Sep 2016 20:03:01
redforever

Dahoud has 2 more years until june 2018.


15.) 07 Sep 2016 20:46:22
Malagared, are you sure, its not what I read, anyway, that transfer might never happen, tho he is a really good player, and Klopp has a history of moving players on, and bringing in new ones .


16.) 07 Sep 2016 20:51:47
Come January anyone else think we could do with a AM?


17.) 07 Sep 2016 21:00:21
Malagared, think were both right, yes he is under contract till 2018, but he will not sign an extension to this contract, is not getting picked for his side, and will probably move on in the summer transfer window, looks like Klopp is keeping an eye on him as Liverpool scouts were checking him out .


18.) 08 Sep 2016 04:29:00
It looks like we have turned his head. But I don't se a sale in January unless we were to pay a huge money. should have bought him instead of Wijnaldum in the summer.


19.) 08 Sep 2016 04:31:29
Buying dahoud would just mean grudjic who every1 was raving about in prem season falling down pecking order who he has just bought. Left back will b bought unless milner somehow manages to play consistently well there until Jan. Just my opinion.


20.) 08 Sep 2016 18:21:24
yes, hoping Grudjic will get game time, think there is something about him needing so many games to get his work permit? , I think come next summer, there could be one or two first teamers leaving,
this Dahoud is only young, and plays a bit like Couts, who as he improves, will attract the interest of the top two spanish clubs,
so lots to look forward to, Anfield will be rocking on sat evening .


21.) 09 Sep 2016 19:11:35
Should never base signing players on how they perform in internationals.

Diouf
Diao.


22.) 12 Sep 2016 14:38:31
I wanted to see Grujic come on instead of Moreno in the last match, but I think he'll get his time given a couple of months with us. It'll be hard for him though -- Can is one of our most valuable players and wasn't in the lineup yesterday and it looks like Stewey will be a favorite of Klopp (particularly when we're winning late in games) . Lucas could be played in that position a few times as well so Grujic will have to continue to impress in training and earn that spot.


 

 

28 Aug 2016 13:24:25
Ed002, where is the interest in Dortmund's Pulisic?
Many thanks.

DaRedMan

{Ed002's Note - Dortmund certainly won't be open to selling Pulisic - John Hackworth got Klinsmann to look at him not to long ago and he did arrive at Dortmund when Klipperty was there. The push would likely of come from someone under Zorc to take him there. Perhaps a long term replacement for Reus? Real Madrid and Manchester City looking, but MCFC like Liverpool know that it would be difficult to get a Work Permit without paying well over the odds. I would not expect any move this summer and Liverpool are, for a reason we will not go in to, not in a particularly good position to do any further business in Germany this summer.}


1.) 28 Aug 2016 15:27:04
Thanks very much, I appreciate the time you take out of your day especially at this busy time of the footballing calendar.


2.) 28 Aug 2016 17:03:39
Doesn't need a work permit as is eligible through his Crotian Father.

{Ed002's Note - It is a passport of convenience and he remains a US citizen and also holds a dual passport for the United States. In the UK it means he has to go down the work permit route still. Liverpool could get around it by simply meeting the criteria for a work permit.}


3.) 28 Aug 2016 17:32:30
Can i just say it is incredible the extent of your knowledge edo2.

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps he is not the only one in such a situation? I am in a not dissimilar situation myself.}


4.) 28 Aug 2016 22:18:59
Excellent, more clues to ed002! I still think ed002 is verheijen in disguise.! :p.


 

 

 

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15 Mar 2017 20:43:38
U23s update:
We won 2-0 against Chelsea on Monday and it was a very good performance from the boys.
This was the lineup:
Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Lovren (N Phillips), Randall (Whelan), Stewart, Virtue (J Williams), Grujic, Wilson, Ojo, Brewster
The goals came from Harry Wilson with a very good penalty and Trent AA with a lovely free kick. The penalty was also won by Trent who ended up being man of the match. He was phenomenal and that's not the first time this season, he has also showed quality and composure when he's stepped up to the first team. It's all about how good he wants to become from here in my opinion. If he has a good attitude, he will constantly be looking to improve which is the way to the top really.
Lovren played 75 minutes so you'd think he'll come into the team against city this weekend. Gomez got another 90 minutes in, he's certainly getting back to his best now.
Wilson's goal was his 25th of the season and goodness knows how many assists he has to go with the goals! Shoutout to Brewster and Ojo as well for their performances and also Grujic for a strong showing and getting back to fitness.
The next game is against Southampton on the 10th of April (there may be a friendly scheduled but I haven't heard anything) .
I mentioned about the u18s being in the play offs and they drew their first game against Man United 2-2 and that is a good result as we were down to 10 men for a long time I believe and we grabbed a very late equaliser.

DaRedMan

1.) 15 Mar 2017 20:58:15
Is the Whelan any relation of Ronnie?
Sorry for my ignorance.


2.) 15 Mar 2017 21:13:04
I don't think so mate.


3.) 15 Mar 2017 21:27:23
Very popular Irish name is all mate especially around Dublin.

{Ed025's Note - yeah, he has a partner called dealan...they have shop called ....whelan and dealan.. :)


4.) 15 Mar 2017 22:24:38
OK OK just wondered.


5.) 15 Mar 2017 23:25:24
DaRedmen I had an idea the other day of doing a weekly post but I feel you could be much more suited for the role!

My idea was to do a weekly review of a youth player adding their basic background their performances this season what their strengths and weaknesses are and if they will make it into the first team?


6.) 15 Mar 2017 22:15:35
Ed that was atrocious.

{Ed025's Note - i agree barry, im turning into john bishop mate..


7.) 16 Mar 2017 07:37:13
That's a good idea southern red, I've got a busy few months right now but I could probably do it at the end of the season.


8.) 16 Mar 2017 08:22:59
Sounds like we had a very strong team out against Chelsea, it's good to hear these names associated with our first team squad too let's just hope a few of them can break in and become established member. Surely TAA must be knocking on the door for a first team start!


 

 

13 Mar 2017 16:15:17
U23s are playing Chelsea tonight at home. The game is also on lfctv. Big game for the boys.

DaRedMan

1.) 13 Mar 2017 16:19:51
How much do U23 games cost to go to nowadays?


2.) 13 Mar 2017 17:33:52
It's usually about £4 for adults and £1 for children according to the Liverpool Official website.


3.) 13 Mar 2017 18:12:57
Lovren playing to get his fitness back and see if he can play against city.


4.) 13 Mar 2017 20:59:21
Was a good game it's just finished 2-0 win, taa mom performance absolutely phenomenal. Special player that kid is. mention also to grujic who was close second for mom, brilliant vision and passing, Gomes great at the back too! Good team performance but those 3 looked best.


 

 

08 Mar 2017 18:17:59
Cracking win on Monday for the U23s against Reading. They won 5-1 away from home with a very strong side out.
Alexander-Arnold, Stewart, Woodburn, Wilson, Ojo and Gomez all started the game and Grujic made his return from injury getting out 60 or 70 minutes in.
Brewster scored 2 goals in this one. This boy is quality, he's made the step up from the u18s to U23s look so easy and he's settled on really well. Also he's still only 16! Gomez scored the first goal for us with a lovely volley. It's good to see him getting full matches in for the U23s, hopefully he will be moving up to the first team at the end of the season. Woodburn also scored from a very good counter attack and Philips scored the fifth goal.
It was a superb performance all round and everyone played very well. Harry Wilson didn't score but he did manage to lay on 3 assists for the team, his scoring and assisting record this season has been superb. Alexander-Arnold I thought had a very good game. I feel that is crossing and end product in general is so much better than Clyne's. Ojo also played very well and he was unfortunate not to score.
If it wasn't for the Reading keeper at times, the score could well have been 8 or 9. Lots and lots of positives to take from this game.
Next game for the U23s is against Chelsea next Monday at home. That is also on lfctv.
On a side note, well done to the u18s for beating Manchester City and getting through to the playoffs. I don't really follow the u18s so much but I'll keep an eye out on how they do in the playoffs and report back.

DaRedMan

1.) 08 Mar 2017 19:06:46
all good news Redman, Brewster also scored two goals for the
England under 17 side, definitely one to watch, he can all the way .


2.) 08 Mar 2017 20:48:23
love the reviews redman, fair play pal.


 

 

06 Mar 2017 17:36:54
We've heard from ed002 on how he would build Liverpool up into a 'competitive title challenging team' (excellent post and certainly worth a read) so ed001 can we hear your thoughts on the matter?
Thanks!

DaRedMan

{Ed001's Note - to build up into a title challenging team, well that is dead easy. Just need a top class goalkeeping coach who can bring the best out of goalies and improve them. The reduction in points blown due errors and increase in points due to defensive confidence improving would make us challengers. We are not far off challenging now.

However to win things, there is a lot of other things to fix. Recruitment needs a complete overhaul and a head of recruitment appointed, sadly we missed the boat on Steve Walsh and Monchi, so we need to find someone else. Someone willing to actually do genuine research to check out players' backgrounds and lifestyles etc, as well watch them play.

Players would no longer get rewarded for a few months of good play. If we lose them, then so what? If their sole motivation is to get a bigger contract, then they can easily be replaced by someone with drive and determination to succeed. The best team is not the best eleven individuals. They are either team players, who play for the team or they get replaced by someone who is. Salaries should be lower and bonuses should be much higher, particularly for winning trophies.

Scrap loans, just forget them, in or out, they are of no use. I know Ed002 labours under this false impression it works for Chelsea, but what players has it actually improved? Ake was a top talent who should already be holding down a place at Chelsea, but has been held back by loan spells elsewhere, so they still have the entirely average Cahill in the spot. Moses is still the weakest link and has taken entirely too much time and money from the club through their reluctance to just offload a player nowhere near good enough when they can loan him in the hope of getting a return later. Just forget loans and run with a smaller, tighter squad so the youth players get a chance. It is no longer the 80s and 90s, when it worked for Man Utd, times have changed and we need to change with them. Loans are very rarely a good thing, except for one or two targeted loans for players who are on the fringes of the first team squad but we can't quite get in the team. Not the haphazard 'sign 100 players and send them all out on loan hoping for the best' system Chelsea employ. That just wastes time and money.

The academy needs to be changed to no longer have the best of everything. The youngsters coming through need to learn the benefit of hard work, which you don't learn through it being handed on a plate. Only as they progress through the ranks should they get access to better equipment. At the youngest level all they need is top class coaches, a pitch and balls anyway. Let them just have fun and fall in love with playing the game, to give them desire to become better off their own back. Self motivation makes a much bigger driving force than almost any other. It is self motivation that drives on Messi and Ronaldo, far beyond the need to look after their families.

To be honest though, none of it really matters as much as the fact that we need to overhaul our community and charity work. The club represents the fans (us), and the city and people of Liverpool around the world. It is not Everton that does that, as most people in other countries do not actually know where Everton is. So Liverpool FC need to do better in this area as a priority. The long term future of the club as a viable entity rests on its ability to engage the fans of the future, as well as the current ones. Winning trophies is a part of it, but the fans need to be proud of their club as well, especially in this era of social media etc, where everyone can find out everything, if they want to.}


1.) 07 Mar 2017 08:28:41
Hi ed. Great read and insight. I am wondering, as you have links to the club, do you ever get to represent your opinion to anyone at the club who may take it on board? It would be very satisfying for us fans on the website to think that these ideas could, one day, go further than this forum. I am talking specifically about the goal-keeping coach as a start, but all your thoughts re the community base are very interesting too.

{Ed001's Note - not a chance the club listens I am afraid. I have tried many times but just constantly get ignored. The club is hopeless in regards to looking after the fans, hence why they stupidly allowed the S*n back into Anfield and the ticket price changes etc. If they had proper relations with the fans, things wouldn't keep having to get to protests to make them in charge actually take notice of the people that matter - us fans.}


2.) 07 Mar 2017 08:49:33
Thanks ed, great response.

{Ed001's Note - sorry it took a while, I didn't get a chance to type it up last night, so did it this morning.}


3.) 07 Mar 2017 09:50:15
Always value the insight from our Eds. Since I subscribed to this site many years ago I have become a better fan and better understand what I am seeing. Thanks Eds!


4.) 07 Mar 2017 11:28:01
Great response ed01 esp. ref loan players a much better reply than ed2s rant. YNWA.

{Ed001's Note - just a different opinion from a different viewpoint. He looks at things from a much more financial viewpoint, whereas I have no interest in winning financially other than how it helps us to compete on the pitch. Every single resource we have should be poured into putting the best team on the pitch that we possibly can.}


5.) 07 Mar 2017 12:43:42
The problem seems to be the gulf in between the first team requirements and the 2nd tier (currently u23s)
I think a proper reserve team competition involving all age groups would produce players better prepared for transition to the first team.
The u23 matches seem weaker in the physical side of the game.


6.) 07 Mar 2017 12:44:13
Are LFC or Klopp actually looking for a new goal keeper coach?

Achterberg is a lovely bloke but clearly not up to the task. Is he just too well liked within the club to be replaced?


7.) 07 Mar 2017 12:43:10
I just want to see anfield get some heart back, we need safe standing if football is to survive.


8.) 07 Mar 2017 14:02:23
Someone above has to explain if not loans what are the other possible opportunities for kids? U23? You got to be kidding me. First team ain't happening. So what's left? Black Magic?


9.) 07 Mar 2017 18:13:22
Ed already explained above harry. there's good and bad about it. if TAA was loaned this season when will we see him in our shirt?

theres pros and cons of both, bt to ask what are the other possibilities for kids? what's wrong with the u23s? if they are good, they'll train with the seniors and be integrated into the first team. if not, make sure they go on to have a career elsewhere. simple really.


10.) 07 Mar 2017 19:18:46
Kaizer

That's just another hope like every loans.


11.) 07 Mar 2017 19:52:13
Spot on, Kaizer. If you know a player say TAA, is ready for the first team, you can either loan him out to a team where you know he can develop and then come next season, he's in your first team OR you do what Klopp did with him and lately Woodburn as in, blood them into the first team right away so next season, they are ready to take the next step. It's on a case by case basis, IMO. Life is not that cut and dry as you always project it to be, Harry. Context is always required.


 

 

06 Mar 2017 17:38:03
The U23s are playing tonight on lfctv at 7:00pm, certainly worth watching.

DaRedMan

1.) 06 Mar 2017 18:31:00
Against Reading I add.


2.) 06 Mar 2017 21:19:59
Harry Wilson needs to been giving a chance but there's a chance we can top 4 unlike the last 2 season . If we was not I think Klopp would play him.


3.) 06 Mar 2017 21:32:42
Marko Grujic starts.


 

 

 

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13 Mar 2017 20:58:16
Would be a great signing but I wouldn't want to take him too soon and wreck his career. Loan him back for 12 months or more I say if we were to get him.

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10 Mar 2017 23:10:11
His attitude stinks. Remember that little strop he threw on the field in the first leg against Bayern? Sorry but I only want players who are fully committed, with a good attitude and will not strop on the field.

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05 Mar 2017 20:47:17
Look at the post below.

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13 Feb 2017 19:02:10
I'd imagine we would have to pay over the odds to get him.

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24 Jan 2017 10:03:39
Only time will tell I guess, but I really hope we can keep him! I think it all depends on how we do this season so these last 4 or 5 months are huge for us

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22 Mar 2017 10:04:09
The U23s have a game against Norwich early April so hopefully the dates will be right for the free subscription. I'll do a full update tomorrow as the U23s played the other day without me knowing till after the game.
Lfctv is a good watch I must say so if you have it free, watch it!

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21 Mar 2017 20:12:26
As it's relevant to this post, regarding Ibra, is the matter mourinho "may get wrong" offering Ibra a contract extension?

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18 Mar 2017 19:10:47
And then reversed back over it.

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16 Mar 2017 07:37:13
That's a good idea southern red, I've got a busy few months right now but I could probably do it at the end of the season.

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15 Mar 2017 21:13:04
I don't think so mate.

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