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22 May 2017 13:17:03
I heard that Liverpool will announce Emre Can will sign a new 4 year deal in the next few days -first deal of the summer!

KingCarlos

1.) 22 May 2017 15:05:56
Have you heard anything eds?

Cheers,

{Ed001's Note - already said I expect him to sign a new contract.}


2.) 22 May 2017 15:19:19
Hope so.


3.) 22 May 2017 15:46:40
Thanks ed. Have you heard that it's imminent?

{Ed001's Note - never asked about timeframes as they can change.}


4.) 22 May 2017 16:27:43
Right, cheers mate!


 

 

23 Apr 2017 07:09:12
I would love to see Leon Goretzka and Max Meyer sign this summer for Liverpool - Tell me Eds I am dreaming? Do you rate them both.

KingCarlos

{Ed001's Note - not seen a lot of Goretzka or Meyer to be honest. Seen the odd game that they have played but neither stood out. I don't know of either being likely to join us, Schalke would like to hold onto them, but are not in a position to refuse huge offers. I would not be surprised to see one move to Bayern in the summer.}


1.) 23 Apr 2017 13:12:00
Arsenal have a strong interest in Goretzka while Spurs have looked at Meyer in the past.


2.) 23 Apr 2017 13:43:34
Watched Schalke thursday wasnt impressed but nasticic was good.


 

 

15 Apr 2017 06:11:58
Sorry to bother the Eds again but LFC was linked with Chelsea's Dominic Solanke - Has there been any movement on signing him or has the interest gone? Thanks KingCarlos.

KingCarlos

{Ed002's Note - There is interest in Solanke from Fiorentina. Unless something has happened in the past few day, Liverpool has not spoken to Chelsea regarding the player.}


1.) 15 Apr 2017 11:46:04
Thanks Ed002 - I was a little surprised that LFC showed interest.

{Ed002's Note - I am aware that there have been several enquiries and that he has spoken with Celtic and with Fiorentina. He is a decent player and much is expected of him but his "representative" made financial demands were well beyond Chelsea. If Liverpool want to talk with him I know that Chelsea would give their permission if approached.}


 

 

14 Apr 2017 12:53:24
I understand that several Premiership clubs are after Sakho and LFC are likely to get a decent fee for him - does this stack up with the EDs? Also have Liverpool shown an interest in Nathan Ake as well - very recently?

KingCarlos

{Ed002's Note - There are a couple of sides interested in Sakho (Palace and Soton). Liverpool has not asked about Ake.}


1.) 14 Apr 2017 16:52:15
Could a swap deal be done for Sakho and VVD?


2.) 14 Apr 2017 16:53:10
I like Ake, he's a really good defender and can play left back or centre back easily. Would be a smart bit of business if we went for him.


3.) 14 Apr 2017 19:19:46
Probably get downvotes for this, but if Sakho was to be used as "leverage" for another player I would really hope it would be Zaha. I know he didn't have the best time at United, but I just feel he was in a similar boat to Markovic in that he showed fantastic potential but United bought him too soon before he was properly developed. He has progressed very well at Palace this season and would bring some much needed pace and power to our side.


4.) 14 Apr 2017 19:49:56
Zaha = average.


5.) 14 Apr 2017 23:04:52
Harsh to call Zaha average. He has had a great season in a very poor team. Last season I would've completely agreed. He now offers a genuine threat in behind, running at the opposition, holding the ball up, putting dangerous crosses in etc. His improvement has been astonishing to be quite honest. He has something like 6 goals and 12 assists in a team fighting relegation.

However he is not as good as Mane and plays the exact same position. Not to mention this is his first good season. He needs to prove he can maintain this level. You couldn't even argue he is cover when Mane is at the AFCON, because Zaha will also be at the tournament!

If we are going to try and nab a centre back in part of a swap deal for Sakho, we would be better off with Jack Stephens though. He is better than VVD.


6.) 15 Apr 2017 07:45:05
Spot on MK buying Zaha doesn't solve any current challenges.


7.) 15 Apr 2017 10:24:00
I don't think palace are that poor a team . They have a decent squad it was just being managed by a poor manager in Pardew. Fat head has gone in and done what he does and made them hard to beat. For me palace should be around 10-12th with squad they have.

Zaha has looked more impressive past few games but I am not sure he is the answer for us he is quick and athletic but he does go missing in a lot of games . I don't think he can be judged on his time at the mancs as there was a lot of unrest as whisky nose signed him but never managed him so I think Zaha was on a hiding to nothing with LVG plus they spent big on other players limiting his game time.

If Klopp wants him and a deal can be done it could be a great signing with good coaching and if he clicks with us but I will leave that to the scouts and people who know more than me to decide.


8.) 18 Apr 2017 19:46:04
Zaha has been average his whole PL career and playing a series of good games lately will NEVER change that. Let's see him do it for 2 more years and we will discuss at that time.


 

 

03 Jan 2017 09:18:41
I have heard that Newcastle Utd and West Brom are interested in Sakho, Benfica are interested in Ilori and the interest in Lucas is firming up in both Italy and Spain with Spain being the likely destination.

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12 Aug 2017 12:10:24
Coutinho is nowhere to been seen on the LFC website - I reckon we have accepted the reported 120m Euro bid.

KingCarlos

1.) 12 Aug 2017 12:32:25
The side looks balanced now. with no DM I think we need three CM players, with pipco in there sometimes we get caught which leaves the defence exposed. Salah has taken the left position now.


2.) 12 Aug 2017 12:33:29
Meant mane lol.


3.) 12 Aug 2017 12:52:55
Coutinho is still on the team website.


4.) 12 Aug 2017 12:56:34
KingCarlos - Coutihno is clearly on the website under first team players - take another look.


 

 

07 Aug 2017 08:41:50
Would you accept 120 million pounds for Coutinihi?

KingCarlos

1.) 07 Aug 2017 09:06:12
Yes if it's reinvested on quality!


2.) 07 Aug 2017 09:09:09
If the player wants to leave, then yes.
You can't keep a player against his will otherwise he just won't be as committed and you won't be getting the best out of him.


3.) 07 Aug 2017 09:13:31
But we won't invest it in equal quality, that's the point. Barcelona may as well just give us some magic beans for what it's worth.


4.) 07 Aug 2017 09:21:09
Only if he wants to leave. If he is happy to stay I wouldn't sell him. But if he wants to go and any offer over £80m came in I think selling is best for everyone. I really don't get those saying we should force him to stay.

For 80m I am sure we could replace him with someone of near quality and you never know who else might step up next year.


5.) 07 Aug 2017 09:23:23
Think 120 Million would be incredible business especially if the player wants to leave and we invest in the right manner this time. Panic buying late in the window could come into play thou which worries me.


6.) 07 Aug 2017 09:43:18
Angryandillinformed, in the current market £80m isn't near enough for a player of his quality, as for finding a near good enough replacement, good luck with that as there isn't much out there.


7.) 07 Aug 2017 09:53:03
I would not take a red cent for Barcelona or any other for Cou this season, period. He is not for sale cos we will be severely weakened as no team will part with their star players as replacements at this point of the preseason no matter how much money you get for Cou.

If the whole "you can't keep a player if he wants to go" mantra was valid. How did RBL keep NK when we were ready to pay near double his release clause and he even cried out to be let go? How did we keep Suarez who tried every trick in the book to get away from us in 2013? How did Saints keep Morgan, Wanyama and yes, Sadio Mane when they tried to force a move at different times? Exactly. That thinking is totally BS, IMO. That mantra is only true if you don't have the bottle to stand your ground, end of. If they could keep all these players for at least one more season, we can stand our ground and tell Barcelona to jog on. Will we? We shall see if we have the backbone to go the distance, just as RBL did for Keita and so on.


 

 

31 Jul 2017 11:23:08
So how do you think we are doing against our rivals for league / top 4? Chelsea could struggle a little if Morato does not gel but I think he is quality and will do well in the EPL Chelsea should be top 3 at worst. Spurs have yet to buy and with the move away from WHL and CL football could struggle to maintain top 4 - their defense is what makes them top 3 any injuries to Kane, Ali or a CB will hurt them massively as I do not see enough coverage in their squad. Man City have spent big on defense - like LFC attacking is not an issue and I do not see them as title contenders but definitely top 4, how shaky their defense is will define their season. Man U have spent BIG again, not sure about this Swedish CB but De Gea staying is a massive boast. Going forward they have very good options - they still do not look like a team but a bunch of individuals who they would hope perform on different games and not the same. Top 4 is where I see them. Arsenal could be in real trouble with Ox, Sanchez and Ozil all doubts I do not see them as top 6 and the Europa league is an awful comp to be in. Therefore I see Top 3 contenders as Chelsea, Man U and Man City and LFC with Spurs and Arsenal dropping out of this group - your thoughts?

KingCarlos

1.) 31 Jul 2017 11:44:31
I had a similar conversation with myself the other day and concluded that Spurs along with Arsenal will be two clubs missing out on top 4.


2.) 31 Jul 2017 12:18:24
Spurs?

Write them off at your peril!


3.) 31 Jul 2017 12:32:10
not to sure about arsenal if they keep Sanchez think they will have a good season. Spurs I think will really struggle playing at Wembley, big pitch for the way they play week in week out and for every small club going there for players that don't get to play there its like a cup final. SO it is not like a home game and don't think they have the best of away form.


4.) 31 Jul 2017 12:43:43
I think it will be Man utd, man city and chelsea for the title fight with spurs and arsenal fighting for top 4 and liverpool and everton maybe pushing them for top 4 aswell but more likely fighting for 6th place finish. It is time to be realistic we are falling behind in terms of quality and when coutinho leaves it will have a negative effect on us. Spurs are good enough to challenge for the title its just the wembley home matches that may hinder them this year.


5.) 31 Jul 2017 12:52:46
we have added 3 players utd about the same not sure if them players are that good that they now have a better team than us. still think utd will struggle to break teams down.


6.) 31 Jul 2017 12:59:04
I completely agree with u Carlos,
I tip Chelsea and Man City to go all the way


Man City has the strongest squad in the league at the moment, their biggest problem was their defense last
Season and how they wasted time and possession in the final thirds of the pitch. They have addressed that and are still in the process of addressing it. They will challenge for the title

Chelsea was near perfect last season. They are ruthless against the smaller teams
Their biggest problem would be the squad depth especially now that they plan to sell Matic and are in the champions league . they will challenge for the tittle

ManU . Their attack was weak last season but it was almost impossible to outscore them. They have gone further to strengthen. Their biggest challenge was 'no definite game plan'. Top4 is very possible

Liverpool. LfC biggest challenge was squad depth and concentration. The club was doing perfectly till Jan when it lost its key players. They have made some key additions but selling their most creative force, Coutinho would be their biggest undoing.
I don't see them challenging for the crown like this, more signings required. Top4 still very possible

Arsenal. No opinion


Tottenham . Finished the season on extreme high. Not surprised by their silence in the market . Top4 possible.


 

 

24 Jul 2017 06:47:17
Quick Summary From How I see it

Emre Can - I would be surprised if he does not sign a new contract before the new season starts
Philip Coutinho - If there is interest from Barcelona I doubt Liverpool will accept and I doubt Coutinho will force the issue
Naby Keita - This is not going to happen, Liverpool in my opinion have dodged a bullet at this price of 75m +
VVD - I have no idea how this will play out - a complete mess - feel sorry for the Southampton fans
Sakho - No future at Liverpool and I suspect a last day transfer move the likely scenario
The Ox - I believe he will not sign on at Arsenal and leave on a free next summer.

KingCarlos

1.) 24 Jul 2017 08:49:26
King Carlos, Spot on. Like you, The VVD situation is a clusterdump. He is no longer interested in playing for the Saints and no longer interested in playing for another team but LFC. As flattering as that may be, we have turned this kid into damaged goods and we are responsible for the limbo he is now in.

The Daily Fail has said that we are awaiting permission from Saints to re-bid for him again. Don't know if that is true but I think we should just sign him so we can end his limbo cos we were indeed, interested in signing him. Had we had no interest in him, we would never have tapped him up.


 

 

23 May 2017 11:12:30
Please post this on the banter pages - Off to see Liverpool tomorrow versus Sydney with my two eldest to enjoy the LFC way, I will send some photo's for the Eds to post - who else is going?

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30 Aug 2017 11:57:21
Is it soo bad to have Markovic warm the bench from time to time?

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30 Aug 2017 08:34:50
We should wait and snap him up for free next year.

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12 Aug 2017 07:22:54
LFC will probably sell at 120m Euro now that he has handed in a request to leave, just hope LFC spend it wisely.

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05 Aug 2017 03:47:22
We are not a one man team, Salah Mane, Bobby and Sturridge is enough attacking flair.

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25 Jul 2017 10:32:25
Would I spend 49m on Sterling, 50m on Stones, 53m on Mendy, 45m on Walker no way, 34m on Mane and 34m on Salah does not seem too bad, Matip for free over Stones? It is not about spending big it is about spending smart

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07 Aug 2017 12:28:01
I have heard that the Saints are wanting big GBP (about 50m) for VVD plus Sakho at low GBP (leas than 10m GBP) - it is a bit of tit for tat but LFC might be up for it - especially in Phil goes for the 120m that had been mentioned.

KingCarlos

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07 Aug 2017 12:22:38
Saints are considering - that's all I got- understand?

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03 Aug 2017 10:54:33
Manners you pay nothing compared to FSG, if you claim to be a supporter you would realize what our restrictions are financially. We cannot compete by spending whatever Man City have spent on their defense but I bet our Goals Against is similar to Man City next season.

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03 Aug 2017 10:05:40
Robertson has been at the club what 10 days? Great of you to judge him so quick! He is 23, stepped up another level, at a new club and just started training with the squad let's talk about him after a full season or maybe 2.

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31 Jul 2017 11:45:38
I would have him above Wenger (past it), TSO and Pep (Cheque book managers) . Conte surprised me, Poch looks good and outside the EPL Simone does a great job. Klopp is on the same level as those 3 but plays more attractive football IMHO.

KingCarlos