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09 Aug 2017 07:15:08
Morning EDS,

Do you know if the club have received any interest in signing or loaning Sakho in the last 2 weeks or so? I am aware of what you have stated about interest previously and that we have out priced him to potential suitors.

If he is not sold or loaned out by September 01st, how will his season pan out as it seems he certainly won't be included in the squad? Will he play in the reserve games etc? or do you think a deal will eventually be done?

Best Regards.

{Ed001's Note - his injury is keeping interest down mate. He will have to play for the reserves if no deal is done, though I suspect we will find a way to get him out, even if only on loan.}

1.) 09 Aug 2017 07:45:05
We seem to be between a rock and a hard place with him being injured especially with the price we have put on his head, maybe the club need to lower there expectations a little bit?

Do you know when he potentially could be ready for first team competitive football?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know sorry.}

2.) 09 Aug 2017 08:03:27
Thanks ED.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

3.) 09 Aug 2017 12:10:25
I know it has been done to death, and I don't full know what happened behind the scenes or in front of the cameras that made his and klopps relationship break down, but it still seems like biting your nose of to spite your face. He is arguably our best centre back (in my opinion he is) and would be a very welcome addition to the squad without spending a penny. We are thinking of spending £50M on VVD, but I am sure if you offered Klopp £10M to forget whatever happened it could all be solved!

Won't happen so don't shoot me just thinking and writing.

4.) 09 Aug 2017 12:50:54
we offered Klopp £10M to forget whatever happened is the daftest thing I have heard on here ever. and he is not that good plus he is trouble just take the £20m people are offering job done.

5.) 09 Aug 2017 13:06:34
I think simply offering someone money to forget something happened is bribery! It would mean that there is no integrity left at the club. Not that there is a lot at the moment.

6.) 09 Aug 2017 13:58:36
Klopps professional conduct regarding transfers this summer make Sahkos transgressions seem insignificant.

Klopp should take a look at his own behaviour and consider giving Sakho another chance in the first team squad,

At least the player is then in the shop window, not whiling away his large contract in the reserves.

A blindman could see this was better for the club from a financial perspective,

Whats the worst that could happen?

That Sahko doesn't take his chance and we wnd up back where we are now.

But if he takes his chance he could be worth 50 million.

Its unthinkable that this option hasn't been discussed,

But nothing surprises me about the LFC hierarchy these days.

7.) 09 Aug 2017 15:24:51
In the know then LFCder?

Do you know the full circumstances?

Come on, do tell!

8.) 09 Aug 2017 15:28:01
what is it with fans and sakho being are best defender the same fans that say VVd is not that good. am all for support your players but saying there better than they are is just stupid that's why we do not win any thing overhyped players getting paid to much money. Lucas was another one was not good enough but at least he was a model professional Sakho is just trouble and not worth the space in the squad. bamby on ice just another Balotelli but without the talent.



20 Jul 2016 14:52:53
Good afternoon ED001

I have done a search but found no updates on the Gary "Pitbull" Medel rumours that surfaced a couple of days ago, and I was wondering if you did that triple check to find out?

I very rarely write in about rumours, but this would be the coup of the summer, if true that is?

Thanks in advance Ed.

{Ed001's Note - I am still waiting to hear back, he is another one that we have not been tracking, so it would be a spur of the moment move if we are trying to get him. Similar to Wijnaldum. Hopefully Klopp's spur of the moment purchases are better than mine.}

1.) 20 Jul 2016 15:43:56
Thanks for your reply mate

I really hope it happens, but can't help but think it is just another name that has been randomly pulled out of the bag by the red tops et al

Fingers crossed.

2.) 20 Jul 2016 17:15:45
I like him as a player myself, but one of my mates is a massive Inter fan. When I mentioned it he was more than happy to say the least, said we'd be better off with Brozovic but he wouldn't want him to leave.

Time will tell though. I'd love him, bodies flying everywhere! be great!



19 Jul 2016 07:15:23
Good Morning ED001

I was wondering if you did manage to seek any information in regards to yesterdays rumours that started to circulate about Gary Medel and that Klopp was interested in bringing him to the club?

I think you said you were going to triple check! so apologies if i'm a little early

Thanks in advance Ed.

{Ed001's Note - not heard back yet from one person, so far all seems to be negative though, sadly. I would love it to happen!}

1.) 19 Jul 2016 07:47:48
He's massively average. Like a Sunday league version of Mascherano. Swerve.

2.) 19 Jul 2016 07:58:31
Good job ed001 didn't see you say that!

3.) 19 Jul 2016 08:10:50
Seriously Lee? Medel is anything but average. He is a far better player than Mascherano as well. If he signed, he'd be straight in our midfield next to Henderson.

He is basically Mascherano, but with actual football ability to go with the terrier like, hard tackling game.

4.) 19 Jul 2016 09:44:39
I've seen medel play quite a lot. I was a cardiff city season ticket holder when he played there. And I say with confidence that if he signed for us, we would need to have disciplined full backs, because that would be the only way in behind our defense. Medel is a beast playing just in front of the back line (far far superior to masch) . For me he would be signing of the season. Let's hope the reply you're waiting on is the answer we want ed001.

5.) 19 Jul 2016 10:33:11
Medel is a tough competitive defensively sound centre midfielder. He would make a good signing as he would give us someone who could stop attacks when we want to get a result.

6.) 19 Jul 2016 10:24:45
Average? Shows how much you've seen him then doesn't it? He's a fantastic player. A player for a while now I'd love to see in a Liverpool shirt.

7.) 19 Jul 2016 13:40:49
I don't know if anyone has noticed this or pointed it out, but these rumours about Gary Medel started after Sakho changed his number from 17 to 3. Medel plays with number 17, so it seems to me like it's just silly journalism connecting the dots.

Then again, maybe it's actually paving the way for him haha.

8.) 19 Jul 2016 17:49:25
Leej5, your post shows clearly that you have never seen him play.

9.) 19 Jul 2016 22:59:39
Better than mash! Oh my God are you for real!

10.) 20 Jul 2016 00:13:48
Griff y were u a Cardiff city season ticket holder when u support Liverpool? Odd.



17 Jul 2016 12:37:19
Morning Ed002

I read this morning that Zielinski's agent Bartolomes Bolek has come out and made a statement that the player has now made up his mind in regards to where he would like to play his football next season. but said it was a secret (? )

I did a search to see if anybody else had posted this and you have already answered it but could not find anything, and was hoping you may be able to give his secret away?

AC Milan or Liverpool?

Thanks in advance Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - THe player wants to move to Liverpool but Liverpool don't want to pay the asking price for him - so moving to Liverpool is not an option right now. Udinese have spoken and negoiated with Napoli and with Milan- they have no intention of negotiating with Liverpool who already know the asking price. Zielinski is being pressed by Milan who want an answer before they turn to one of their two options.}

1.) 17 Jul 2016 12:54:15
Thanks for the reply ED002

It sounds like a move to Liverpool is dead in the water judging by the sound of what Udinese must think of the likes of Ian Ayre et al and the tapping up saga.

It certainly doesn't do much for the clubs kudos and reputation for any future business that is to be conducted around Europe.

{Ed002's Note - It makes it difficult - but if clubs are going to do it they then should not messa round over smallish amounts of money.}

2.) 17 Jul 2016 13:22:08
I've been saying this for a while now regarding this deal. Tapping him up has poisoned the well and clearly, Udinese want nothing to do with us anymore except stick us for every penny we have which we won't stand for either. Why can't we just take a hint? Walk away!

3.) 17 Jul 2016 16:42:45
Ludicrous behavior by Liverpool on this deal.

4.) 17 Jul 2016 20:28:58
If we wanted the player enough for Klopp to speak to him wrongly and the kid wants to move to us so badly why can't we just fork up a bit more money and get this done. Either that or state we have no intention of paying more and the lad can forget about moving to us and get on with his career.

5.) 17 Jul 2016 22:51:43
because udinese don't want anything to do with us, therefore it makes it virtually impossible for us to get this deal complete, that's why Napoli and now milan are in the driving seat, let's learn our lesson from this and move on.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool know what they have to do. And have done for weeks.}

6.) 18 Jul 2016 05:56:26
We've behaved appalling with regards to this particular transfer, it is very disappointing to see.



25 Nov 2015 21:19:00
Good Evening Eds,

ED002, if you are about. over the last 12 months or so, you have wrote some really interesting articles in regards to the pan European breakaway in which I have read with great interest

You have mentioned the meetings that take place (every 6 months in Monaco? . I might be wrong)

Has there been any meetings in the last 3 to 6 months that have happened, and if so, could you share any info that may of come out of them?

Or is it still work in progress?

Is it still attended by the G14? If I remember rightly this all the clubs who have won the Champions league since Porto in 2004

When it comes to the breakaway, how will it be decided what clubs go into it?

And who will be the governing body?

Apologies in advance if you may of answered these questions before . I thought I would try and bring a conversation to the table away from Klipperty etc as I have really enjoyed reading your lengthy and informative replies on this topic before

All the best


{Ed002's Note - The meetings were annually but now they happen two and sometimes three times a year. There is a meeting in December - and there will be a discussion about the state of FIFA, the situation with UEFA and a so far unpublished claim from a retired referee that the result of a Champions League game was influenced by a third party. The last meeting was at the end of August and included discussions about media rights and a proposal from two clubs that Timing wise, two very prominent clubs, club vs country issues and a proposal to change the forma of the UEFA League. Much of the time was taken up with a proposal from two sides who wish to see a breakaway league much sooner than has other wise been discussed. It went to a vote where they had support from one other side with two abstaining.

In terms of attendees it includes some but not all of the G14 sides. The sides that eventually have the opportunity to go in to a breakaway in the first instance will be the sides partaking in the meetings.

They have been unable to agree on a Governing body, but it will need to be new and independent.}

1.) 26 Nov 2015 10:52:44
Many thanks for the info, both appreciated and interesting.

As Liverpool had representatives in the original G14 (I have noticed this was disbanded in 2008 and replaced by a European FA with around a 100 clubs in it now) . do we still have a presence at these Monaco meetings?

Also Eds, have any more discussions taken place in regards to travelling / away fans, and if the clubs that do breakaway are actually going to have an away section in the ground?

Best regards.

{Ed002's Note - The European Club Association has no involvement in any of this, nor in anything else of note. Liverpool are not involved in any of the discussions. All fans will be welcome to the games.}

2.) 26 Nov 2015 12:08:54
I know you say it is going to happen, I just think it will be bad for football. I know it needs to be restructured a bit, but who will be able to afford to go to away games more than once or twice a season if it was across Europe. I'm not sure how many teams you said would be in the league, but I recall you saying there would eventually be two leagues, but without champions league games, and say for English teams, no fa cup or league cup games, that's a lot less games. I know there will be more good games on, if there is another league, but I would still support Liverpool, presumably still in the epl, watch their games and only watch other games when I have time.
If the champions league was still around it would be Europa league teams mostly with a few extras.
Again, I know you said it is happening, but I pray it doesn't.

{Ed002's Note - There is little doubt that eventually this will happen. I hold a reasonably strong view in terms of the need to restructure football in Europe in any case. For me an eventual a breakaway pan-European league would force the restructuring of many of the national leagues, possibly resulting in a British league with perhaps only a couple of professional tiers and then regionalised amateur leagues below that. Financially I do not see that so many English pro sides can be sustained within the sport which, like it or not, will see more and more money going in to the highest levels of the game. Governments will ensure that grassroots sport get funding but everything in the middle (Southern, Northern, Conference, Division 2, Scottish Divisions 1-3, League of Wales will not get the funding needed to continue on any sort of professional basis.}

3.) 30 Nov 2015 14:44:05
Is it possible that clubs could field two teams, one in the "EPL" and one in their national league with players being interchanged. Would they be allowed to?

{Ed002's Note - No - that won't happen. Once the clubs go they will go for good.}




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24 Feb 2018 17:02:24
Good evening ED002

In regards to the pan European breakaway, up to now you have told us there is going to be a tier 1 league consisting of 16 teams, and for now, thoughts of s tier 2

So, will there be a cup competition of some some discription for those 16 teams?

Which leads me to my next question. Do you know / maybe heard proposals of, or do you envisage all the other continents going the same way as Europe, and eventually there being a World Club Competion?

Or would that just not be practice due to he travelling?

Many thanks


{Ed002's Note - There have been efforts to include clubs from elsewhere but that is not in the plans.}

1.) 24 Feb 2018 17:10:27
What are the thoughts of the FA? Are they sweating over this happening like FIFA are?

{Ed002's Note - UEFA is particularly concerned hence their supporting alternate proposals. Only one FA has ever attended any of the mrrtings for whatever reason and it was not the English FA.}

2.) 24 Feb 2018 17:24:29
Ah yes of course UEFA not FIFA. My bad

Thanks ED002

All the best mate


3.) 24 Feb 2018 18:01:50
Q for ED002?
Will the clubs involved be still making most of their money from the likes of sky and bt or will the majority of their money be made from selling tv or streaming packages directly to their own fans? Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - By the time it comes around there will be a lot of parties interested.}



17 Feb 2018 21:09:58
Ed001 / ed002

Please may I ask a question of infrastructure?

I've been a season ticket holder in my beloved Kemlyn road since I was 11 years old

So, I was wondering, when the club decided to dedicate the stand, to Mr Kenny, did they ever consider offers of money from any of the big wigs out there ( excuse my terminology, but I mean big boys out there, like maxis tyres, Emirates, apple etc) or was it never up for debate?

If the latter, I would like to think that's a nice touch from Henry when he could of made a quick buck there

Thank you in advance kind sirs


{Ed002's Note - any stand sponsorship is unrelated to it being dedicated to Kenny D, Bob S or whoever. The club have continued to actively look at options about stands and the stadium but are aware of heritage issues so they would need a balance. The Anfield SugarPuffs Bowl, or whatever.}



09 Feb 2018 22:04:34
Ed001 / Ed002

Can I ask a hypothetical question please?

If Liverpool won the league this year (hence the hypothesis) and Barcelona win la liga

Would Countinho receive winners medals from both footballing associates?



{Ed001's Note - the clubs choose who to give them to these days mate, but he would certainly qualify for one from us, he would need to play more games yet for them. In theory though, yes he would.}

1.) 10 Feb 2018 05:36:54
WOuld be very bittersweet to beat barcelona in the finals and offer him a medal 😎.

2.) 10 Feb 2018 14:48:43
What is more possible is we win the UCL and Barcelona win the La Liga. So Coutinho can get both medals.



28 Jan 2018 17:31:55
I'd like to ask a question to ED002 if he is about and has time

Over the last 2 years you have written some really interesting articles about the pan European breakaway and the 2 or 3 meetings that get held in Monaco, and I was wondering, once the transfer window shuts, and if you can disclose the information if you could write a piece on any ideas or decisions that may of been discussed over the last year that may be of interest to the everyday football fan?

Yourself and ED001 have mentioned that the clubs / grounds will not have an "away end" and I was wondering will they encourage fans to mix all over the ground like they do at the rugby games, or will home games just be for home fans and do you think it will work with away fans wanting or trying to get in the ground?

Thanks in advance

All the best.

{Ed002's Note - So firstly, I have not mentioned anything about not having an "away" end - so that would be for Ed001. In respect of what gets discussed at the meeting it is pretty much anything, a joint proposal by two clubs to accelerate the breakaway citing FIFA's issues as the reason; sponsorship and media caps are often on the agenda; there have been guests from America and China in the past; presentations by FIFA and UEFA; Jeffrey Webb showed up once demanding CONCACAF to be allowed four teams in the World Cup (which was nothing to do with the clubs present) and he made a direct attack on a PL club about racism; what would happen if a club in the group were to go bust; sponsorship going forward and the division of TV rights; internet and streaming; issues relating to agents in one specific country. It is that sort of thing so nothing that would interest most folks. Agents are around as it is common for clubs to use small conference rooms in one of the local hotels for meetings about transfers.There is alos a reception in the evening which can be a lot of fun. I will try and answer specific questions.

1.) 28 Jan 2018 17:56:25
ED002, from a very poor memory, didn’t the original group start after Porto won the CL in 2004 with about 14 teams in it, I forget what the group was called but if faded away and it turned into another group / collection of teams?

So is it just down to 2 European teams now pushing for the breakaway?

Also, is it now becoming a world wide league with America and China and Africa attending, or have I read your response wrong?

Cheers mate.

{Ed002's Note - (a) The original G14 group included some of the same sides and had a totally different focus with a number of leading sides shunning interest. They lasted from I think 2000 to maybe 2006 or 2007. They were effectively been replaced by the European Club Association (ECA) which again has an overlap with members. The English ECA members are Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. It exists for political reasons and not much else nowadays - personally I see it as fluff. (b) No, the breakaway is supported by all but one of the members (who actually left over the issue but later returned to the fold) - but two clubs want to accelerate it happening. (c) No, there are those from outside that would like America and China involved but it will remain European.}

2.) 28 Jan 2018 18:11:45
So effectively the meetings have been going on for 18 years?

One can only presume they must but a good spread on?

In your own opinion, do you think it will eventually happen?

Thanks Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - No. You don't seem to be understanding what I am writing - the G14 stuff and the ECA is unrelated to all of this - just fluff and noise. There is only a group of 16 meeting in Monaco and dealing with the breakaway. The receptions are very good and lots of money gets spent. It will eventually happen.}

3.) 28 Jan 2018 18:21:52
Ok thanks ED002

On a side note, I love your 60’s / 70’s record collection you treat us with on the Sharkopods,

All the best.

{Ed002's Note - I would like to try and get one more done but I need to travel and I am particularly busy. Thanks.}

4.) 28 Jan 2018 18:42:29
Don't know if you're at liberty to divulge, but which teams are usually invited for the meetings? I'm assuming Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG, Monaco, Juventus and maybe Inter Milan?

Cheers, always love reading your responses.

{Ed002's Note - It is always the same teams but it is not of any relevance who they all are.}

5.) 28 Jan 2018 20:28:57
Interesting info there Ed2, thank you.



06 Jan 2018 00:00:18
So being a grumpy old bar stool I have council TV, and I got to watch the game in my council house tonight, where I can hear the kop louder than my black n white tv, so I eventually get to ask a question to the funky digital viewers out there. In four words, please sum up Alan Shearers assessment of the game, oh and what he thinks of us scousers?

1.) 06 Jan 2018 00:37:53
Black, white, Manc allover.

2.) 06 Jan 2018 00:59:15
You can't put your hands on another player in the area you give the ref no choice

Its a contact sport just because you touch another player in the area don't make it a penalty

blokes gone down in my estimations.

3.) 06 Jan 2018 02:09:14
4 words?

Clueless, inconsistent, disingenuous, vacuous.

4.) 06 Jan 2018 06:05:42
The Real Ron Keague is back!




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17 Mar 2018 10:50:42
Official team sheets are not announced until 1 hour before kick off.



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24 Feb 2018 20:26:23
ED002, can you elaborate on maybe which one, or possibly 2 CB’s will be moved on in the summer transfer window, and who Klopp is interested in possibly bringing in?



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06 Jan 2018 13:59:33
Surely the owners wouldn’t even entertain it after him and his entourage threatened them with court action?

He did nothing but use us as a stepping stone and then embarrassed us time after time. I read somewhere he still counts in his fingers. He is nothing but a little s@@t stain.



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06 Jan 2018 13:43:22
I wouldn’t take the little rat if he came with €50M stuffed in his back pocket after what he did to the Dalglish and the club, he’s not to fit wear the shirt, even when he’s not banned for racism.

{Ed001's Note - finally some sense.}



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31 Aug 2017 10:59:09
Just because something is not for sale, it does not mean it cannot be bought.




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22 Mar 2018 08:42:34
No doubt about it, Bobby is a unique player and I can't think of anybody you can compare him too just now.

Its not just his ability as a footballer, but his whole attitude is commendable, its nice to see players play football with a smile on there faces like Ronaldinho used to.

He loves the club, the city, his manager and the football he is playing so it all adds up and it shows on the pitch.

Bobby all day for me too




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24 Feb 2018 17:24:29
Ah yes of course UEFA not FIFA. My bad

Thanks ED002

All the best mate




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24 Feb 2018 17:10:27
What are the thoughts of the FA? Are they sweating over this happening like FIFA are?

{Ed002's Note - UEFA is particularly concerned hence their supporting alternate proposals. Only one FA has ever attended any of the mrrtings for whatever reason and it was not the English FA.}



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16 Feb 2018 21:06:59
Never a truer word has been said Gazza la.



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10 Feb 2018 18:49:10
Thanks for the info Ed002, always a pleasure.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}