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09 Apr 2017 16:44:46
Hey Ed's, just wondering if there was an update about kessie from Atlanta I keep reading up on him and we keep getting mentioned as a possible destination for him, but he wouldn't come cheap at about 30 million give or take millions 😊.

DecimusUK

{Ed002's Note - Juventus, Roma and Chelsea have held a number of discussions with Atalanta over Franck Kessie who has also been watched by Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Napoli, Arsenal, Liverpool, Monaco, Manchester United and Roma (and probably others) this season and whilst on loan at Cesena last season. Sevilla, who looked to taking Kessie in the summer under the Cotonou Agreement would have the benefit of not having the work permit issue that the English sides would have unless they paid well over the odds for the player - which is likely what will be required after one offer of €24M was rejected. One club has had an ex-player talk off the record with Kessie to determine the amount of interest he would have in a move to England. Roma were thought to be out of the picture but they have been making various offers to Atalanta - one includinga player.}


1.) 10 Apr 2017 02:18:35
I doubt very much the player will be joining Liverpool fc tbh.


2.) 09 Apr 2017 22:34:49
Cheers for the response.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

02 Apr 2017 19:20:30
Any interest in CBs ed? Sule from hoffenhiem looks a beast, Villarreal also have mussachio as a cheaper option. Both like to play football and would suit the style klopp has implicated, both slow though.

DecimusUK

{Ed001's Note - this has been discussed mate, we are looking at a couple, including an ex-Man City cb now in Germany, but it is not likely anyone will be incoming in that position this summer unless someone leaves.}


1.) 02 Apr 2017 20:03:09
Isn't Niklas Sule off to Bayern Munich in the summer? We have our own CB surplus Sakho to offload still and have Gomez on the bench.


2.) 02 Apr 2017 20:04:48
Sule is joining Bayern next season. Scratch him off the list.


3.) 02 Apr 2017 20:06:11
Sule's moving to Bayern at the end of the season (as is Rudy from Hoffenheim, as a by-the-by) .


4.) 02 Apr 2017 20:05:33
Lovren is getting a new contract and I don't see a slot for a new CB.


5.) 02 Apr 2017 21:00:24
Sakho will be leaving though, so there will be a place.


6.) 02 Apr 2017 21:08:26
Cant see a new centre back not being bought. Lovren suffers too many injuries and we need someone as good as Matip to have a partnership as good as any in the league.


7.) 02 Apr 2017 21:25:35
Sakho was replaced by Klavan while Gomez is the 4th choice CB at the club.


8.) 02 Apr 2017 21:17:31
Ed001 "this has been discussed mate, we are looking at a couple, including an ex-Man City cb now in Germany"

Are you referring to Matija Nastasic? I hopes he improved if so.

{Ed001's Note - yes and he has.}


9.) 02 Apr 2017 22:02:05
Ed001 tell me you mean Jerome Boateng!

{Ed001's Note - nope.}


10.) 03 Apr 2017 04:33:49
I believe that the CB referred to by Ed001 is Nastasic; we showed interest in him prior to his move to Schale.


11.) 03 Apr 2017 08:54:24
I thought klavan was bought to replace, skrtel/ toure.

{Ed001's Note - no, he was bought to replace Sakho. Gomez is the replacement for Skrtel. Toure's replacement at the back is Lucas.}


12.) 03 Apr 2017 12:19:22
If that's the case, aren't we resigned to losing Lucas which in turn would mean we need another CB. It's clearly obvious we do need a defender to anyone who watches football.


13.) 03 Apr 2017 15:16:00
To be fair Decimus, Ed002 has repeatedly said that if Lucas is sold we will probably look to replace him with a similar player; ie a defensive player who can cover in midfield or defence.


14.) 03 Apr 2017 17:00:10
I appreciate mk, but that isn't going to solve anything defensively and what worries me is if we have 10-15 extra games next year the squad will be stretched and we are only talking about replacing players not adding to the squad to help with rigourous fixtures, look at united now there struggling with there squad and it dwarfs ours.


15.) 03 Apr 2017 21:19:32
Ed01
Do you watch enough Bundesliga to provide us with a quality perspective on Nastasic?
Only watch Bundesliga highlights on ITV but looks good from what I've, seen however that would be classed as MOTD fever.

{Ed001's Note - no mate, only watch a game here and there when I can. Not enough to get a really good opinion of him.}


16.) 03 Apr 2017 22:17:47
At the end of the day Agger, he won't be tested in Germany to the level where he can be adequately assessed.
The premier league is the most hectic physically challenging league in the world. He might look good in Germany where it's illegal for the ball to go above waist height. Not the same facing WBA with the ball being constantly lobbed into the stratosphere.


 

 

19 Mar 2017 23:58:13
FC Kiln have come out and said we are prepared to listen to offers for left back Jonas hector, i no Chelsea are interested, i believe we are interested in him still aswell.

DecimusUK

1.) 20 Mar 2017 00:50:18
The eds have already stated we have interest in Ryan seesongnon and perreira. No interest in Hector.


2.) 20 Mar 2017 02:34:24
I believe that ship has sailed.


3.) 20 Mar 2017 06:47:07
It was also explained that the player wouldn't suit our style.


4.) 22 Mar 2017 13:37:55
Hector plays in midfield now for Koln, no longer at LB.


 

 

 

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16 Apr 2017 13:52:58
I went to the Nottingham forest game on Friday with my old man (forest fan) if there were any Liverpool scouts there looking at Brerton, we won't be signing him. He was shocking.

DecimusUK

1.) 16 Apr 2017 15:31:24
That's one game. My dad is also a forest fan and have been to about 9 matches this season. In all 9 of those matches he's looked a class above all the other players on the pitch. Definitely needs more time to develop (could loan him back for a year or two should we sign him) but definitely a player we should be looking to buy! Best youngster in championship!


 

 

10 Apr 2017 21:41:14
I'm watching this palace arsenal game and sakho has turned into Nesta. Surely his price is rising quicker than salmon, can't him and klopp just hug it out.

DecimusUK

1.) 10 Apr 2017 21:50:24
Nop, But we could recoup a decent sum on him which is actually not a bad idea though!


2.) 10 Apr 2017 21:53:05
Totally agree.


3.) 10 Apr 2017 23:26:10
Price is now starting at 30 million .


4.) 11 Apr 2017 00:06:04
I thought Kelly played a blinder tonight as weel. Of all the players that BR stupidly sold, he is the one we should have kept and helped overcome his injuries to become a good defender as he is a Carra type defender as in, good in the air, strong in the challenge, nerves of steel and great work ethic.


 

 

28 Mar 2017 09:02:41
All this talk about a LW, i understand we could do with 1 more attacking player if people leave etc. But we are top scorers in the hardest league in the world, why are we not talking about signing defenders, it's obvious how bad we need a marquee centre back. When milners been your most consistent defender you know when summer comes that has to be priority to sort out. I was just wondering if the Ed's had any idea if we are working on defensive targets?

DecimusUK

{Ed002's Note - I have explained the situation - read the posts. Listen to the Sharkopod.}


1.) 28 Mar 2017 13:57:59
I get that we are top scorers but I have said this before and I will say it again; our goal tally is skewed.

We have drawn 0-0 with United, 0-0 with Southampton, lost 2-0 to Burnley, lost 2-0 to Hull, Drawn 1-1 with Spurs (Milner penalty), 1-1 with United (Milner penalty) and 1-1 City (Milner penalty) . That is 7 out of 29 league games (or basically a quarter) just off the top of my head that we have failed to score from open play. Can we really afford to draw a blank in that many games? We won't always be able to count on a Ref giving us a decision.

Not to mention games in the cup against Plymouth, Wolves, Southampton (both legs) etc where we never looked a serious threat.

Top scorers in the league means nothing when you skew the truth by scoring 6 against Watford at home, 5 against Hull at home, 4 against a dejected Leicester at home, 4 against Palace under Pardew, 4 against Arsenal with three of their usual defenders missing, 3 at Middlesborough, 3 at Bournemouth etc.

Too many times we have won by scoring big and then turned up the next week and not had a single clear cut chance. I love Coutinho, Firmino and Mane but we really do need a different option up top. Anybody who thinks otherwise is clearly in denial.


2.) 28 Mar 2017 14:54:39
Why do you have to score from open play?
Penalties are a valid form of scoring.
It's basically 4 games out of 29 where we have drawn a blank and we drew two of the games.

For fairness I think you should also talk about our number of clean sheets in the league. It is also 7, so ask yourself 'can we really afford to concede in over 75% of our league games? '
I think it's clear where our real weakness is.
You talk about being in denial 😆.


3.) 28 Mar 2017 18:03:57
Ron I would definitely not argue that we have a far more glaring issue at the back. I think we need a new left back, if Arnold isn't ready a new right, and if Karius is not going to play a new keeper. Even after that you could make a very strong case for us needing a better centre back as well.

I am not denying, nor have I have denied that we need to improve the defence; primarily left back. I am merely pointing out that we have struggled to score in more than just a few cup games in January as some would have you believe.

I didn't even include games against Everton (0-1 win), Chelsea (1-1 draw), Leicester (3-1 loss), City (1-0 win) where despite us scoring a goal that wasn't a penalty and getting some good results we still struggled to put the ball in the net. Even the recent 2-1 win against Burnley was rather fortunate as our front 3 struggled so much that we needed 2 goals from midfield.

Penalty goals are as legitimate as any other goal; to coin a phrase, "they all count"! However there will be games where we should have had a penalty (such as the league cup game against the Saints or the recent 1-1 at City) and the referee will get it wrong. All teams should endeavour to be good enough to win even on days where decisions go against you. Scoring a penalty because Paul Pogba has a brain fart and thinks he is playing volleyball will not happen that often so you have to do enough to win from open play and take penalties as a bonus.


4.) 28 Mar 2017 19:18:28
I'm not arguing we have a problem breaking teams down, it's the most frustrating thing to watch us faff about in the centre circle with the ball waiting for the opponents to get organised.

That's a issue with the midfield, they hold onto the ball far too long.
We're not realistically going to sign 7-8 new first team players so I think if we focus on the defence we will be more productive as a team.


5.) 28 Mar 2017 23:58:09
I'm not sure it is the midfield myself. I think Can, Henderson and Gini are all capable of playing an early pass. It is just very difficult to play someone in when Coutinho and Firmino are both, more often than not, coming short for the ball. Coutinho needs to be deeper so he can play that killer pass in behind for Mane and a similar player on our left side. Or at least that is my opinion of the situation.


6.) 29 Mar 2017 07:20:45
I'm not sure it is chances either. I seem to remember even the low scoring games the number of chances or half chances created was big. The issue to me anyway is there isn't someone who will consistently put away chances, hence such a wide spread of scorers. Do need to be able to create against the defensive teams but also need someone to be consistently in the right place, consistently finishing and consistently fit. Getting all 3 seems to be struggle. Creative ability doesn't seem to be the challenge so much.

{Ed001's Note - and we are scoring plenty. It is not goal scoring we lack. Why do so few of you get this? Goals win games, but defences win titles. Until we have a decent defence it will not matter how many we score.}


7.) 29 Mar 2017 13:56:42
Ed001 I don't disagree, I'm of same view as MK, defence is priority but number of goals is a bit misleading. Considering the games that will cost LFC the title improving the defence would turn many of the losses into draws, which isn't a negative at all. But it isn't the sole difference between 1st and not 1st this season. The chances were there to have turned them into wins. I'm not even arguing need more players just needs some consistency from one of the forwards across a season which hasn't been there to date at same time as defence improving.

{Ed001's Note - losses into draws and draws into wins sounds like the difference between winning the league and not to me. Sorry but you are quoting extremely misleading stats with no context to argue about someone else's extremely misleading stats with no context. The whole lot is crap because it takes no account of any outside issues, such as pressure. Some of the losses could have been turned into wins with a better defence, such as the 2-0 to Burnley, who gained heart due to having a lead to defend. If we didn't concede sloppy goals, would they have defended quite to the same level? Hard to be sure, but I think anyone who watched it could see that their players played out of their skin and that their goals scored was a big factor in giving them a lift to aid that performance level. You are talking what ifs and maybes, then complaining about others doing the same, in essence. Fixing the defence should be the only thing we worry about this summer. Misleading is what you are doing with the missed chances stats, as that will improve when forwards and midfielders have more confidence, which stems from the defence.}


8.) 29 Mar 2017 21:35:39
Ed001 all true and yep what ifs go all ways as you say. If anything I'm taking the need to improve defence as just a given. Can see teams fancy having a go at Liverpool's defence.


 

 

22 Mar 2017 12:22:44
Perisic link seems to be picking up momentum, if we can go ahead and pinch him from interested, he will prove a quality asset. Still think it's unnerving we are not being linked with decent CBs.

DecimusUK

1.) 22 Mar 2017 18:39:16
perhaps klopp does not think we need any he does have 4 centre backs on his books, looks like a left back and goalkeeper will be bought first, we do need a left winger
so the perisic link makes sense, however I have not given up on signing brandt, we want quality we need top 4.

{Ed002's Note - Well I would not hold your breath over Perisic.}


2.) 22 Mar 2017 19:08:36
thanks for the advice ed002.


 

 

04 Mar 2017 19:34:26
What a performance, lallana keeps proving he can be world class. Any truth in the rumours psg are sniffing around him.

DecimusUK

1.) 04 Mar 2017 20:40:09
He's just signed a new contract.


 

 

 

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20 Apr 2017 09:15:41
I quite like sweet chilli.

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18 Apr 2017 09:19:33
A true professional who deserves a new contract. Hope he stays.

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16 Apr 2017 19:46:47
But messi and ronaldo wouldn't get in, we've got mane and coutinho.

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13 Apr 2017 23:13:02
Obiang, I'd rather have 2017 razor Ruddock.

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13 Apr 2017 10:37:40
I think he would be a good signing, he's got versatility, pace and he has ran more than any other arsenal player this season if klopp can get him working like a Trojan I'd take ox, 35 million is abit daft though i give you that.

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