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14 Sep 2018 20:13:29
Liverpool have signed Holland Youth International Ki-Jana Hoever from Ajax. The deal was agreed to sign him earlier in the summer but he just got international clearance yesterday to play for Liverpool competitively.

He's a right back that can also play in the centre of defense. He apparently comes with a big reputation in Holland.


1.) 15 Sep 2018 06:25:57
Welcome to Liverpool lad!

2.) 15 Sep 2018 15:11:40
With him, Neco Williams and Arroyo we've somee serious talent coming through in that position.



04 Jun 2018 19:18:23
About our backup winger. We're saying Dembele would be too expensive for backup and wouldn't want to be on the bench. We're saying Wilson isn't up to scratch, and we're saying Woodburn is too young.

What's happening with Lazar Markovic? We can't sign any quality as they don't want to be backup. We already have a player that was mooted as the next big thing 3 years ago. Has he improved at all? Could he fill in as backup? Or is he just nowhere near good enough?


{Ed002's Note - Malkovich is to be sold but money is the issue at present. His time at Liverpool has been an expensive - much more expensive than people realise - disaster.}

1.) 04 Jun 2018 20:29:06
Eds2 I understand maybe Liverpools worst financial investment.

2.) 04 Jun 2018 20:34:23
John Malkovich? 🤨.

3.) 04 Jun 2018 22:14:15
Malkovich Malkovich.

4.) 04 Jun 2018 23:17:14
could you explain what you mean by that ed002? just curious about how it was so costly.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained before but there was a side contract for image rights that was crippling.}



06 May 2018 20:29:50
I've seen several posts asking for a backup for Salah/ Mane. The likes of Arnautovic and Shaqiri have been mentioned, neither of which good enough, young enough and won't want to be on the bench.

My choice would be Brighton's Anthony Knockheart. He's skillful, fast, really works his socks off and I've not heard of any attitude problems (like I've heard about the other two) . I also think he'd be happy to be on the bench for a big club and prove himself and/ or be cover.

What do you think?

I think he'd fit in really well to Klopp's system.


1.) 06 May 2018 21:16:38
I do rate knockaert but I’d rather go for izqueirdo because of his sheer ice and dribbling ability. He would fit better in our system imo.

2.) 06 May 2018 22:05:14
Pace not ice*.

3.) 06 May 2018 22:39:19
I said last season that we should go and sign Zaha and Pieters from stoke. klopp could then either rotate front four or drop mane into midfield Pieters would be a good back up for Robbo. I'm afraid Moreno isnt.

4.) 07 May 2018 01:58:18
Arnautovic not good enough but Knockaert is?

5.) 07 May 2018 05:49:35
Langland- you said last season that Pieters would be a good backup for Robbo? We didn’t even have Robbo last season.

6.) 07 May 2018 08:16:48
That's actually a good choice. Will he be willing to come with limited playing time? .

7.) 07 May 2018 08:37:13
Not good enough on the ball to play in our system! Aurnatovic is ok!

8.) 07 May 2018 10:06:02
Well it's certainly divided opinion.

No name and Cobra666: I was referring to the fact that Arnautovic wouldn't want to be backup or have to prove his place in the side, wheras Knockheart is young enough and I also think flexible enough.

9.) 07 May 2018 14:43:53
I said last season that we should sign Pieters and Zaha.
We didn't sign either.
We should sign them this season.
Pieters would be a good back up for Robbo and if ever Salah leaves we should play Pieters a faint him.
Zaha would be a brill addition. Proven premiership and Klopp could make him a better player.

{Ed001's Note - oh yes buy dross to take us forward to a new Hodgson era. Great.}

10.) 07 May 2018 15:44:09
I personally think he’s too inconsistant and feel like we’ve took a big step in our quality of recruitment in the last 18 months, would like to think we wouldn’t take a backwards step targeting mediocre players again. An attacking midfielder capable of playing in the front 3 is what I thinks best, then we can both rotate them and have them all starting when needed. Abit like how coutinho was used in the first half of this season.

11.) 07 May 2018 17:20:15
TIA19. Inconsistency is what you often get with young players. Just them when they have a good game and when they're having a bad day, if they're still giving 100% (but just not quite pulling it off) and that's enough for me. On his good days, he's absolutely quality. He really gave Man Utd's defence a surprise and something to think about.

Consistency can be coached. The raw talent can't.

I really hope I'm not shooting us in the foot here. Touch wood he doesn't have a blinder against us next Sunday. Haha.

12.) 07 May 2018 19:41:17
Shaquiri? Anautovic? Zaha? Good grief, what is going on here? As Ed said, these guys are not good enough to even be the backup to our backups. Instead of these guys, I would just stick with Harry Wilson and the other kids. Like Epic, I do like Knockaerts and to some extent Izquierdo even tho, they may still be raw.

13.) 07 May 2018 22:18:38
I think Redmond from Southampton would be a good shout to cover both wings.

14.) 08 May 2018 12:39:45
Haha, come on Ed001 surely, a 29 year old Championship left back with one assist in 29 games is the answer to our prayers. Knockaert and Izquierdo are decent players but not really good enough for Liverpool and the premium on Premier League players means we'd get better value elsewhere. And good grief another Redmond fan. Please give it up, he is just pants. Is it because he scored a goal on Saturday? You know that's his first all season? He's not even good enough for Southampton and Harry Wilson is already a better player than Redmond.

{Ed001's Note - Redmond has been awful all season.}

15.) 08 May 2018 18:02:26
Redmond? Yikes!



30 Jul 2017 20:28:12
Hi Eds, I'm guessing you're sick of all the Coutinho talk. Id be more worried if Barcelona were trying to get Mane (who was our player of the season) . I hope we keep pip, but I'd be more worried if they were in for Mane.


{Ed002's Note - That would be Inter who are interested in Mane.}

1.) 30 Jul 2017 20:57:39
Just shows what a top bunch of players we have amassed that clubs like Barca, Inter and Juventus want to sign them.

2.) 30 Jul 2017 21:04:57
Can inter afford £200m? 😉.



15 Jul 2017 14:34:35
Hull City want Kent on loan for a season as part of the Robertson deal.


1.) 15 Jul 2017 14:57:02
Would be good for the lad if true.

2.) 15 Jul 2017 16:00:37
KENT is a speedster. The loan will really be of benefit to all (LFC, HULL, RYAN)




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01 Sep 2018 11:53:54
Henderson starts. Naby Keita dropped to the bench.




21 Aug 2018 14:25:44
If PAOK beat Benfica over the two legs in the CL qualifiers, would Liverpool still go into Pot 2, or did that ship sail when Benfica beat Fenerbahce?


1.) 21 Aug 2018 14:50:16
I think benfica actually have to be in the group stages so they have to go through for liverpool to be bumped to pot 3.

2.) 21 Aug 2018 15:26:58
+1 for Wolverine.

3.) 21 Aug 2018 18:58:13
Why is this an issue for people? Did you not see the way we played against the top teams in Europe last season? I'm pretty confident in saying that a lot of teams will be worried about getting us in the groups.

4.) 21 Aug 2018 16:41:29
Thanks Wolverine. I'll be a PAOK fan for a week or two then :)



29 Jul 2018 20:39:17
Hi Eds and reds.

I'm asking as I have a couple of friends who support them.

Why is Preston North End never a destination we see any of our loanees go to. They're a solid unit, play decent football in the final third and pretty much always exceed wveryone's expectiations on how well they do. They're also very local to Liverpool, making it easy to keep track of their progress.

I just find it a little strange that they are never mentioned as a potential loan destination.


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool is only know trying to break out of a random and last minute approach to unplanned loans. Preston like any other side could express and interest in players and then the club can look at the options for individual players. Eventually the club will look to building relationships with other sides that can be beneficial to both.}

1.) 29 Jul 2018 20:45:58
Thanks for the reply Ed002. I just thought it would be one of the clubs we'd like to be in cahoots with. They're not a big club financially, so every season they always have a few loanees that do well.

{Ed002's Note - To be honest I don’t know enough about PNE Eric. The good news is that the club do seem to be taking baby steps toward addressing one of the shortcomings.}

2.) 29 Jul 2018 20:55:10
Sorry ed, are you saying we now seem to have some sort of plan/ foundations of a plan regarding loans and our fringe/ young players?

Can you see us following the Chelsea model and building a relationship similar to the one they have with Vitesse?

{Ed002's Note - Certainly Liverpool are starting to move in that direction. It will take along time.}

3.) 29 Jul 2018 22:28:43
Ed002 I personally think the Chelsea model is a good one. As there is a structure and a plan for the players. How long did it take Chelsea to get it running?

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps four years and it has been running to a similar concept for perhaps 7 or 8 years.}

4.) 29 Jul 2018 22:44:11
Liverpool had an arrangement with KRC Genk in Belgium from 2010-2014 but it never seemed to develop as expected. African and South American players that signed for Liverpool were to be loaned to Genk where it was easier to get work permits. Such an arrangement would be ideal with players like Allan and Awoniyi (who coincidently has been loaned to KAA Gent) .

{Ed002's Note - That is because there was no viable plan.}

5.) 29 Jul 2018 23:07:46
Interesting thread on the loan aspect of the club, great insight as ever Ed002.

I’ve always wondered the same epic when it comes to loanees and Preston. Would seem like a great choice at the moment with there current manager and playing style.



17 Jul 2018 22:00:36
I've said it before, but I'll say it again. If we sign Fekir, Fabinho will play right back. There's no room for three new midfielders and whenever a team tries it, it doesn't work. If (and it's definitely an IF) . It'll be Fekir, Hendo, Keita in midfield. TAA will be backup to Fabinho.


1.) 17 Jul 2018 22:06:54
One or two will leave. Lallana and wijnaldum most likey to leave out of the midfield.
If our options are Fabinho, Hendo, Keita, Milner, Fekir and Ox then that’s strong. Potentially lallana still there too.
But Fabinho won’t be playing right back unless we’re down to bare bones.

2.) 17 Jul 2018 22:16:11
There is no way we spent 42 million for a rb to replace our current done nothing wrong but gone from strength to strength boy in Trent 🤣

Keita and fabinho start, fekir does not.

He will Be eased in.

3.) 17 Jul 2018 22:37:41
Is that because of his fragile ACL, Kloppsboss?


4.) 17 Jul 2018 22:41:31
All about depth for me. Fabinho and Hendo at CDM, Keita and Ox box to Box. Fekir and Lallana ACM. Can gone, Wini and maybe Milner to leave, Grujic going on loan. Chirivella and Woodburn nowhere near the first team yet. Allan no work permit. Seems pretty a pretty reasonable midfield to me. Maybe I’m wrong but I doubt we would of bought a 40mil plus player to play in a position that he hasn’t been for the entire last season, or recently as far as I know even if he can do it. Again maybe I’m wrong on that but It would be like buying Bale to play left back. I would like to see TAA continue at RB and and Gomez cover, but also for Gomez to get some chances at CB. Let’s notbforget though we still have Clyne!

5.) 17 Jul 2018 22:48:52
Hahaha don't get him started Zed lol!

6.) 18 Jul 2018 05:32:16
We have plenty of games to accommodate playing them all, our midfield always got changed even without injuries, now we have the option of playing several different midfield formations.

Also, We lost Can and Coutinho - Fabinho and potentially Fekir are the replacements.

Gini and/ or Lallana could leave too but as it stands we have 0 extra midfielders from the first half of last season.

If we do sign fekir, we only have 1 extra that’s providing both Gini and lallana stay. If 1 leaves we break even again and if both leave we are down 1 midfielder.

*not including any youths that could break through this season.

7.) 18 Jul 2018 06:43:59
I don’t think we’re still interested in Fekir.



13 Jul 2018 13:20:09
How can it ever be good business to sign a player for £12m and let him have a release clause in his contract for £13m.

I don't know which mastermind at stoke sorted that deal out, but I'm glad he's nowhere near our club.


{Ed002's Note - It was to do with relegation - nothing more.}

1.) 13 Jul 2018 14:43:54
Ah, thanks Ed002. It did strike me as a little strange to have a release clause at pretty much the same amount as he was bought for.

2.) 13 Jul 2018 15:24:29
Quite Easily Demonstrated. Brilliant response, Ed02.




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05 Sep 2018 21:01:00
Ed002, won't he be 24 by then? and hence as free as free can be?


{Ed002's Note - No it is not related to the clubs who did his training but to any costs which PSG will look to claim. Being free of a contract does not mean the registration still resides with the club he was last contracted to. There are always residual costs to pay.}



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05 Sep 2018 20:59:41
The football media have very little to say at the moment, so I guess when one outlet reports of contact between Klopp and Rabiot's mum, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and putting it on their websites and/ or printing it.




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02 Sep 2018 21:00:09
Thanks so much Ed002. Your knowledge on the matter is absolutely incredible.




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02 Sep 2018 18:54:33
Thanks Ed002. Didn't the Russian transfer window close at the end of August though?


{Ed002's Note - Yes, but they had 18 hours leeway to get registrations completed allowing anything underway by 11PM local Friday to complete registrations. The idea being to overcome any issue like the Adrien Silva problem where the international clearance paperwork was late there are no problems. You will recall the fuss over Andrei Arshavin's delayed transfer completion. The FAs should all consider taking this approach - it is not meant to be an additional day or extension to the window, just something to help avoid problems. But what it did in the case of Markovic was allow sufficiant time to contact a Russian side on Friday and try and complete on Saturday - but to no avail. Right now, Portugal is the only realistic solution unless loaned to the Czech Republic or anywhere else the window remains open. The agent has made his views on Liverpool very clear indeed over this matter.}



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02 Sep 2018 18:26:09
It must have been a significant pay cut for him not to pursue it. I actually rated him but he's not of the quality we need now. Shaqiri is a better player so he's pretty much no chance of getting any meaningful minutes for Liverpool now. Like Ed002 said, there's still a chance he'll move to Portugal as their window is still open for another 3 weeks.





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18 Sep 2018 18:31:02
Congratulations aoe. I'd love to get my missus a copy as she's into the fantasy genre, so I'd love to buy one. Not for myself though, as I can't read.




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18 Sep 2018 18:24:20
Gianluigi Lentini. He was absolutely amazing then had a really bad car crash when he was 24. He was just never the same afterwards.

At the time, he was the world's most expensive player when he moved from Torino to AC Milan.




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13 Sep 2018 19:03:04
Salah, do you really care about the excuses? In most matches, one team or the other will be without someone who would normally start. I'd take a 1-0 win, but I actually think we'll do better than that.

And as always. Great to have you back, mate :)




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11 Sep 2018 18:30:53
Maybe Ed001. Time will tell if any of the first bigger clubs to let their manager go, go circling after him. It's also early doors in his management career.


{Ed001's Note - I doubt they will, there will always be a fancy name in the frame.}



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11 Sep 2018 18:24:31
Great read. Thanks Ed001.

I also think that Darren Moore deserves a mention. If he'd have been brought in earlier, I'm sure WBA would have survived but it was too little too late.


{Ed001's Note - I did consider him but I think most people see it the same way as you.}