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11 Jan 2018 10:03:38
Heard from a good source that Ceballos is 'nailed on' to join before the window closes. No idea how my source knows but works within football and simply passed it on, make of it what you will.

Personally I would be a bit underwhelmed if the de facto replacement for Coutinho was Ceballos as seems a marked step down in quality but hey ho let's see what materialises.


1.) 11 Jan 2018 10:37:30
Why are people saying he is the replacement of coutinho? What if we are taking advantage of his situation at madrid?

Although I agree that he is not a Coutinho replacement, I think he is a good player and would be a good acquisition for the squad looking forward.

2.) 11 Jan 2018 10:55:19
Yes we ain't going to replace coutihno he is a world class Brazil international, but what we can do is strengthen the areas we are weak in we lack creative spark in midfield an someone who can manipulate the ball he is a gamble but could also turn out too b real quality well worth a punt especially if we can get keita early as well suddenly midfield is lookin healthy freeing up the attack, ox, mane, Salah, firmino, lallana, solanke, sturridge, nice options, still I would like us too buy an attacker like lemar, mahrez, suso, draxler wishful thinking though.

3.) 11 Jan 2018 12:00:02
I wonder if we will hear from wonder dog sparky?

4.) 11 Jan 2018 13:53:12
Hi eds i'm going to need your email addresses, mothers maiden names and the names of your first pets. uh. for science

Seriously though I hope we can do something like this, the buzz the club had post VVD left along with Phil.

5.) 11 Jan 2018 22:02:17
Coutinho was crap in midfield. Addressing the balance there would be an upgrade.

6.) 11 Jan 2018 22:39:08
Faith, he wasn’t really crap in midfield though was he? He played most games in midfield this season and had one of his best (half) seasons.

7.) 12 Jan 2018 19:12:12
our midfield is very weak at the moment, and could be the weakness that City will try and take control over, we really need at least one top player coming in this window, the name I have is the big guy from Roma,




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12 May 2019 17:17:48
I know it sounds stupid but I'm not disappointed. It's been a phenomenal, enjoyable, intense season and, despite our tremendous play, we have come up that little bit short. I feel fine with that, the club is headed in an excellent direction, we're managed well and playing well, and still have a Champions League final to look forward to. Next season is another chance to topple City and try and grab that elusive title number 19, I'm looking forward to it.

Hats off to City as well, they've been excellent and, as the saying goes, the league never lies.


1.) 12 May 2019 17:32:15
After some self reflection, I have to agree with Seano. Many of us, myself included, have looked at one or two results as the reason we lost the league. All I can say is this, when you have the third highest point total in premier league history, you have only one loss, you have the golden glove winner, the golden boot winner, and the player of the year and finish second, all you can do is tip your cap to the champions and say well done. No doubt the lads are disappointed, I just hope that they channel that disappointment into a fantastic finish as Champions League winners. I'd still call that a successful season.

2.) 12 May 2019 17:40:21
Completely agree Stone.

3.) 12 May 2019 17:48:28
Very much so. I agree with both of you. Once we let them get in front I was never confident. We weren't good front runners but 97 points you can't question that. What makes it a whole lot better to take is that somehow we made another final.

Stone - if we win the 6th it will be very much a great season.

4.) 12 May 2019 17:49:22
Agree mate. I thought that deep down I would feel upset and bitter if we lost this after the season we just had. Surprisingly though the only feeling I have is of immense pride for the lads and respect for City. Well played to both teams.
We go again!

5.) 12 May 2019 17:49:35
Spot on.

6.) 12 May 2019 17:59:56
great point mark. If we get in front next season with this core group, I don't see them letting the lead slip again. I think they learned a great deal this season and they will only get better.

7.) 12 May 2019 19:49:12
I think it's safe to say that City and LFC are the two best sides in Europe. I don't think you can say LFC lost it as much as City won it. Now we got one more to win and I would consider this the best season and team I have ever witnessed since following this wonderful club. I hope no one is disappointed and appreciate what we all witnessed.

Eds and all posters thanks for a magical season, and now let's "WIN IT 6 TIMES"
Matt in FL.



07 May 2019 22:47:54
Liverpool vs Barcelona - well well well, what a result. Up there with any result in the clubs history, truly a magical, historic night. Hopefully I'm not too biased but here's how I saw it.

Alisson - Excellent. Made a number of excellent stops, made them look easy, got them out of the danger area, and basically did what Ter Stegen failed to do. Huge performance.

Robartson - He was lively but, like TAA, getting forward at will so leaving gaps. His intensity is to be admired but almost spilled over and, thought I like him as our fullback, his injury wasn't the worst thing in the world to happen in the circumstances.

TAA - Wow. That incredibly clever corner alone was something else but his overall contribution was excellent. For the most part he tracked his runners, he got forward and back superbly, and added a lot to this performance. The last player off the pitch after the celebrations, and totally deserved. Take a bow, son.

Matip - I've been a big critic of his and, whilst there were a few dodgy challenges, he was overall excellent. Didn't let anything past, put his body on the line, and made sure he contributed to a very exposed defences clean sheet in the best possible way. Can hold his head high.

Van Dijk - His imperious self and, though he let e few runs behind go in the first half, let absolutely nothing go in the second. Amped his performance up and was instrumental in the win. His advances to stop Messi getting anytime on the ball were crucial and played a big part in Barcelona altering their style.

Henderson - Honestly, he was incredible. He was everywhere, doing everything, pretty much every minute of the game. His drive an determination stirred and inspired those around him. How he can be doubted as captain I will never know.

Milner - His intensity and desire were excellent, even if his quality first half wasn't there. Looked far more comfortable, and useful, taking Robertson's place in the second half and really shut down their attacks. As an attacking threat he wouldn't work, but as a defensive unit he is immense and a vital cog in the result tonight.

Fabinho - All of the midfielders were excellent, for me he was the most excellent. Somewhat harshly booked for a tackle on Suarez first half I have seen him, in Premier League games, fade after a booking. If anything he was more prominent, took control even more, and dominanted Barcelona like Busquets wishes he could dominate an opposition team. Absolutely outstanding.

Shaqiri - Some telling contributions which lead to goals but, in my opinion, a little ineffective overall. Certainly worked hard, tracked back, and did everything you'd want. But could contribute more in the final third for me - maybe the final is his time!

Mane - absolutely tireless. Ran himself into the ground, always looked for the ball, and though he didn't always make the most of the ball, a really solid performance. So much heart.

Origi - Two goals, two well taken goals, a will to keep on going, and keep on putting the opposition under pressure. I thought his overall contribution wasn't the greatest but, when the team needed him, he was there, and that is something to be lauded. Well done lad!


Wijnaldum - jesus christ! Two goals, an imperious midfield performance - honestly he came on at half time and could be man of the match, that's how good he was. His levels this season have been superb and this game underlined them in the best way possible. Fast becoming indispensible.

Gomez - came on to sure things up and he did that for the most part. Not the longest cameo but he made a difference and, from a defensive perspective, does solidify the defence.

Sturridge - a time wasting substitution so not much to say.


Honestly, I expected nothing. I thought we were done. Somehow, in the most incredible of circumstances, we have forced our way through to the final. The mentality of this team is absolutely second to none, pure drive and determination. At this stage of the season, to do that, was extraordinary. Sunday looms, and sure it seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened, and this team truly is exceptional. Bask in this glory Liverpool fans - most supporters can only dream of such memories.


{Ed0333's Note - Thankyou Seano we appreciate the effort and time you took to post

1.) 07 May 2019 23:04:12
Got to mention Klopp, how he managed to get the team ready and fired up for that game I don’t know.

{Ed0333's Note - the man is just an incredible man manager.

2.) 07 May 2019 23:06:55
I was expecting something like the 4-4 Chelsea 10 years ago. Give a good account of ourselves, be within reach of the required result a couple of times during the game, but ultimately, gallantly, fall short.

It appears I severely underestimated our team. Salah's "Never Give Up" t-shirt at the end sums it all up.

{Ed0333's Note - I friggin love that hoodie Salah was wearing. Talk about the club running through the course of his veins. If there’s any justice in this world Salah will have a CL winners medal on June 1st.

3.) 07 May 2019 23:37:20
Brilliant review, Seano. Like Mikey said, how Klopp get these guys ready to play the game of a lifetime after all that has happened in the last ten days, beggars belief.

Ed033 regarding Salah and you can take this to the bank, he will be on a mission to right the wrong he was dealt in last years final. IMO, he feels something was taken away from him in that final and now, he is back. He will be super determined and super angry and we all know what Salah is like when he is angry. Like the Incredible Hulk, you're not going to like Mo when he is angry.

{Ed0333's Note - god willing he plays and if Salah does play I 100% agree with you redwolf we’re gonna see a monster out there. My only fear is he might get a little greedy and play for himself more than the team. But it’s no different from what we’ve seen Ronaldo do for the last decade and he has won title after title.

4.) 07 May 2019 23:40:54
It'll go nicely alongside the PL medal he'll get on Sunday, 333.

{Ed0333's Note - mate I really don’t care which one we win I just want either or both lol. Wouldn’t it be ironic if we won the CL and City won the Prem?

5.) 07 May 2019 23:58:25
Although we won’t win the league, Wolves isn’t a dead rubber any more as beating then will keep the run going and the confidence up. Beat them soundly and then look forward to a trip to Madrid. Old big ears is coming home.

6.) 08 May 2019 00:03:34
Brilliant review Seano. Love the line at the end "Sunday looms, and sure it's seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened. Tonight's comeback just shows that it's not over til it's over.

7.) 08 May 2019 00:24:11
We'll win both Ed mate, mark my words.

{Ed0333's Note - it’s destiny mate. I was with my wife watching the final in a bar in Dallas I never want to feel those emotions again Salah. Let’s hope you’re namesake can create some magic and do the business. I really need redemption.

8.) 07 May 2019 23:42:54
Does everyone get a 10 this week ed01?

{Ed001's Note - possible.}

9.) 08 May 2019 02:46:06
Really thought Fabinho was tremendous today. Great game for the whole team. That match was nuts!



05 May 2019 16:33:06
Eds Note - Seano_ has written an article entitled
Newcastle vs Liverpool Review


1.) 05 May 2019 17:33:00
While I don’t agree with all your assessments of the individual players, I think your overall conclusion is spot on. Good read that Seano.

2.) 05 May 2019 17:37:30
Deffo don't agree with the assessment also but great read mate
thank you for posting.

3.) 05 May 2019 17:43:10
A great read that Seano, the effort is appreciated, may I suggest you give player ratings as well in future ones?

Thank you mate.

4.) 05 May 2019 18:03:08
Seano’s review mentions Klopp’s positive changes from the bench. Here’s a fact for those who continually question Klopp’s use of substitutes - Liverpool substitutes have scored 12 PL goals this season, more than any other team. Just saying.

5.) 05 May 2019 18:35:21
Biggest thing lovren was guilty of last night was trying to win every ball. He and van dijk needed to drop back 5 yards and have Fabinho sitting in front of Rondon. Should Lovren/ Vvd or klopp be making that call, who knows. But doing that would have totally changed the way Newcastle attacked. You could see plainly from the first 10 minutes we needed to do that and we simply never reacted to it. Other than that it felt like two very good sides having a right old go of it.

6.) 05 May 2019 19:44:01
You didn't mention that it was Sturridge's clever back heel to Trent that made the second goal. I agree, he's not what he used to be, nowhere near, but just give him credit for that piece of skill.

7.) 05 May 2019 20:09:31
Lovs did not play well and that I can accept. As for the first goal, Ed01 and many of us have said that the constant back passes to Allison will be a problem if the defenders kept doing it. And finally, it happened. Now not only did Lovs pass the ball back under pressure, he rocketed it towards Allison and the Newcastle forwards saw that and swarmed all over him and then, we give the ball up, we are all at sea and the mayhem ensues. The the goal comes. Klopp NEEDS to address this situation immediately cos it completely does my head in when the defenders keep shirking their responsibilities. When in doubt, get it out and assess the situation later.

8.) 05 May 2019 20:41:12
The only thing I will add is the rubbish tackle for Milner was a cynical foul and had to do it at the time. He could have actually stopped a goal from happening there even though it didn’t look great.

9.) 06 May 2019 05:41:36
Thanks for all the positive responses, just a response to a few of the comments:

@Salah - cheers mate. Reason I don't add ratings is the Ed does that for all his reviews and I think, in terms of assessment, the Ed is much more thorough. I prefer just describing the performance of a player as I saw it, I find ratings difficult to give and would be either way too generous or way too harsh.

@Epic Potato - that is true but, in that circumstance, he could basically do nothing else. On top of that it was probably his only decent contribution and I think, compared to the quality of Trent's delivery, was quite small fry.

@Redwolf - I can only agree, the players have become too reliant on him and it is putting both Alisson, and the defence, under pressure. They need to be smarter with their usage of the ball and braver with their decision making.

@Longthing76 - I think you're probably right about this, I do remember that it was an attempt to break up play as they were attacking with a lof of gusto. Will say though that Milner's tackling was a bit ropey from the moment he came on, he can perform better in my opinion.

{Ed001's Note - I don't blame you for not doing ratings, they are hard to do. I usually spend my time changing the numbers constantly as I rethink them.}

10.) 06 May 2019 09:44:21
@Seano_ I agree that it was the only good thing he did all game. In fact when I saw the lineup, I was one of the first to post about my dismay of Sturridge starting.

But, the game was won by one goal and he was a part of one goal. I just think that it should be recognised. And this is coming from someone who doesn't want Studge anywhere near the first team again.

11.) 06 May 2019 14:38:27
Studge is finished and has been finished for the past few years now. Him scoring a goal or a worldie here and there or once in a blue moon, will NOT change this fact.

12.) 06 May 2019 15:55:56
Agreed Ed, I mean unless someone has an absolute blinder, or absolute shocker, I find it really difficult to decide on a rating for anyone thus I don't bother anymore. They are popular though and do provide talking points so I can see why posters like them. I like them too so long as I'm not the one actually assigned said ratings.

Just read your review Ed, very good as usual. I perhaps need to go back and watch Robertson as I thought he was poor but yourself, as well as a number of media outlets, said he did well. Perhaps I was overly critical.

{Ed001's Note - his deliver was what let him down.}



15 Apr 2019 06:27:03
Garth Crooks reckons Chelsea were the better team until Salah's goal. Is the guy blind or just a complete cretin?


1.) 15 Apr 2019 06:45:50
I've seen some Chelsea fans online saying that their performance wasn't too bad, what? It was the worst I've seen Chelsea for a long time, we were all over them apart from that brief 10 minutes or so. How any Chelsea fan can see any positives from that game is beyond me.

2.) 15 Apr 2019 06:49:37
They were the better team, but only for about 15mins and that was after Salahs goal, not before. Then Klopp brought on Gini to regain control of midfield and the rest is history.

Let him think what he wants. they tried the same tactic as 13/ 14 by sitting deep and dragging out the game to frustrate, but it didn’t work.

3.) 15 Apr 2019 07:21:39
I thought Chelsea were half decent and matched us first half.

4.) 15 Apr 2019 07:28:58
Chelsea fed off scraps yesterday, they came to contain us and for me, played for a draw. They were time wasting at every moment up until the goal.

They had a 10 min spell when Hazard could of scored -But that’s it!

5.) 15 Apr 2019 07:33:17
I think they are just clutching at straws tbh as they know they will struggle next season without hazard. Pulisic is no where near an adequate replacement and if hudson-odoi leaves too I can't see many positives for them. Kante has been linked with psg also. The main thing is, we beat them, deservedly so in my book. Last four to go. I've got to be honest, my nerves and excitement are growing day by day now. Just hoping citeh drop points against one of their next two league games. Oh and crooks is just as he was as a player, greater in his head than in reality.

{Ed002's Note - Pulisic is not a replacement for Hazard.}

6.) 15 Apr 2019 07:33:47
Yeah exactly Drogie, I said the same yesterday mate.

7.) 15 Apr 2019 07:46:53
Spot on SG red. That’s what I really like about Gini. When he’s on his game, he’s the one that can hold the ball up and retain possession.

8.) 15 Apr 2019 08:03:58
In the first half they certainly had clearer chances. The ball fell kindly for our defenders to clear away though. I would say that even with the possession we had it was fifty fifty. The second half we noticeably upped the tempo and then Salah’s goal changed everything. We were close to our best form second half bar ten minutes when we got sucked into a too open game.

Kudos to Keita with the 40 yard backpass and calm down gesticulation. That was the trigger for the team to control the game thereon.

9.) 15 Apr 2019 08:34:02
Thanks for the reply ed02 and I bow to your greater knowledge of Chelsea, I stand corrected. I still think they will struggle without hazard though.

10.) 15 Apr 2019 08:58:54
g1dgo, well spotted! Keita was right in front of me when he made that back pass and he really looked a calm head on young shoulders with that gesture. He played well again yesterday, not outstanding but good enough, and in my opinion is now established in our inter-changeable group of midfielders with Hendo, Millie, Fab, Gini and the Ox (when fit) . Sadly, that group does not include Lallana - he was not even on the bench yesterday. Injured again?

Oh, and Garth Crooks is as big a knob as Danny Mills.

11.) 15 Apr 2019 10:47:39
Crooks is another rent-a-gobsh—.

Just says controversial things to get attention.

12.) 15 Apr 2019 11:27:10
Ron, you are so right about Crooks and so many other so-called ‘football experts’, pundits, commentators, etc. But what really p*****s me off is that Crooks and Mills and the preposterous Robby Savage are employed and paid by the BBC which is supposed to be an honest, unbiased broadcaster with integrity- paid for by our license fees.

Right, having got that off my chest I am off to listen to my favorite recording of ‘Land of hope and glory’ before The Archers starts.

13.) 15 Apr 2019 12:05:12
We were the better team but chelsea were not awful. With a bit of luck they could have got a 2 2 draw.

Thing is, the luck was with us and that's what you need to win any trophy.

I believe we've done it.

14.) 15 Apr 2019 13:21:58
Personally Robbie, I don't think it had anything to do with luck, we were the much better team on the day and the result proved it, I think Chelsea were very lucky not to lose by a bigger margin. But of course this was just one game, I do understand we've had some good luck this season but imo it's irrelevant because we've had bad luck too, it swings in roundabouts. To me, luck, whether it be bad or good doesn't come into it, the way I look at things is the best team will win and I completely beleieve Liverpool are the best team.

15.) 15 Apr 2019 14:32:03
To jump on the Garth Crooks bandwagon, I can't stand the bloke and don't understand why the Beeb stick with him. I have a mate who's a top goalkeeping coach who has come across Crooks in his line of work and he says he's every bit as hateful in real life.

16.) 15 Apr 2019 19:15:25
SGRed, Chelsea were NEVER the better team. They came to play and contain us and then hit us on the counter. We were the brave ones. We were the ones who took the game to them for ALL 90 mins. Sure they had their moments which is normal cos in a big game, that is what happens. That does not mean they were better during that period. It just means they had their moments, end of story. We scored while we were on top. They didn't and that is one of the differences in class between us and them. We were the better team and even many Chelsea fans said the same thing online in spite of their 10 minute moment.



24 Feb 2019 05:08:03
Who do the Ed's and posters think, in the current Liverpool squad, are over rated as players? I only ask as I was having a lively discussion with a friend.

He maintained that Gini is over rated - I said I'd of agreed with him last season but that this season, for the most, part, he has been class.

He also said that TAA was over rated and yet to prove he can be a long term solution at right back - I partially agreed with the second half of that statement, but said that there is every chance he could improve and show he is capable of doing so.

Finally, and what caused the biggest bone of contention, was that I said I thought Andy Robertson was over rated. My friend swore at me and demanded I buy the next round (which I did) . My argument was that he has quite a few flaws in his game, which I listed (technically lacking, very inconsistent crossing, panics under pressure, gives too much space too wide players) . My friend was adamant I was being overly critical - I said that I thought Robertson's runs over shadowed his flaws and that people notice his mad rampages, so think 'wow he's great', and sort of over look the errors in his game.

Anyway, curious what players, if any, folks on here think are over rated and whether anyone agrees with my opinion (I expect to be crucified but football is all about opinions so have at it) .


1.) 24 Feb 2019 06:16:57
As soon as I first started to read your post the only name that popped up to me was also Robbo but I think that's about it, I do like him as a player but he could be a lot better imo.

{Ed025's Note - over critical salah, i dont know what you expect from a full back and a young one at that, i think he is one of your best players but maybe he never cost enough and is not very foreign for your liking mate..

2.) 24 Feb 2019 06:41:10
Its hard to not to be biased towards the team you support. By saying that, I'd say all of the first 11 are highly rated, and rightfully so (by me) . Other players in other teams are overrated.

{Ed025's Note - that has been a symptom of every red i have ever known haizan mate..

3.) 24 Feb 2019 06:55:25
Agree with you on Robertson. I think he is overrated in a big way by many, and, as you said, his flaws are overlooked and in some cases completely ignored by his supporters. This is partly due to being a lot better than Moreno but largely due to his tireless effort and running.
He is becoming a classic cult hero - a hardworking, otherwise-ordinary bloke who looks like he could be your mate down the pub. This clouds the judgement of most fans, and it is now a mark of shame to criticise him.

{Ed025's Note - maybe if he changed his name to andyrino robertsinho they would all make excuses for him like they do for bobby lowel..

4.) 24 Feb 2019 07:25:56
How can he be over rated, he only cost 8m and that's 8m well spent in my eyes, i think he been really good, or should we of spent 50m on mendy or walker?

5.) 24 Feb 2019 07:30:16
Very harsh guys. Just cos a fella asks who's overrated doesn't mean there's an answer. Everyone has different views on players but I think it's unnecessary to try pick out weaknesses in players who instead deserve some recognition. Robertson very unfair. Has played at a consistently high level but 2 or 3 below par performances and he's overrated? Come on,! No player has perfect attributes., My answer is nobody is overrated, they're doing us proud so let's get behind them and not list their flaws. Every single player has them.

6.) 24 Feb 2019 07:33:31
Err, Ed, what did I write above about Moreno? Foreign name, poor player, known full-well to be a poor player regardless of said foreign name.
I understand why you used Firmino to exemplify, because he certainly shouldn’t be above criticism either, but this isn’t about Firmino.
Oxlade-Chamberlain came under criticism when he first joined, but started displaying just awesome performances before he got injured. The nationality doesn’t matter was irrelevant then and it is irrelevant now.
Robertson is a good player, but overrated for sure.

{Ed025's Note - i just dont get the overrated shout lowel and wonder what else you need him to do?, or better still who you would have to replace him? i think he is a great fit for liverpool mate..

7.) 24 Feb 2019 07:43:12
Robertson may be overrated but at least he is a much better LB than the other dross every other premier league club has in that position at the moment. For 8 million, he is a bargain and apart from Chilwell, the other first choice LBs in the league should not be even mentioned in the same sentence as Robbo.
If Robbo has two or three weaknesses in his game, the other LBs in the league have at least 10 to their name. Its more down to the poor standard of fullbacks in the league than Robbo being world class (which he is not as of yet) . Hence why we overrate him. He is no where near perfect but he is better than any LB in the league and that's good enough for me.

8.) 24 Feb 2019 08:02:08
I don't either ed25,its not like we only brought him cause he was hyped up to be the best fulk back in the world, he came in and worked hard to get into the team, its another excuse to bash a player who don't deserve it,

{Ed025's Note - absolutely tim. i dont know what more supporters would want from a player mate..

9.) 24 Feb 2019 08:04:25
Robbo is weak in stopping crosses and never make the player cut inside. But you very rearly see a wingback stop a cross now a days. And he's own crosses could improve if he looked up a bit more. Having said that he’s work rate is outstanding. I would love us to sign a better LB in place of Moreno to push Robbo that bit more.
TAA is still young and will improve. Again I’d like a better back up player signed to compete with Trent and push him further.

{Ed025's Note - i think defensively he is very good longthing and as a full back thats his priority, he is one of the main reasons why liverpool are very strong at the back now, maybe you would prefer him marauding down the wing like moreno and neglect his defensive duties?, i really dont know what you expect of him mate..

10.) 24 Feb 2019 08:07:21
I think in a season or 2, hopefully when Trent, Gomez, vvd, and Robbo have played a full season injury free, the defense will be viewed as being pretty much world class. can’t understand anyone slating Robbo!

11.) 24 Feb 2019 08:11:55
I disagree completely on Robbo. He would walk into any top team. Of course he could still reach another level, but overrated? I think not.


12.) 24 Feb 2019 08:14:34
I think you’re probably right there, IB. This “best left-back in the world” tag that has been attached to him needs to be seen relative to how dreadful the average left-back is these days.
I would personally prefer Chilwell to Robertson, however.

13.) 24 Feb 2019 08:24:04
Is anyone going to give a reason for him being overrated. His pros most definately out way his cons. People mentioning technically lacking? That's an attribute you could say about some of the world's best ever fullbacks. Does his game suffer because he doesn't whip in crosses like Beckham, he's got impressive amount of assists for a fullback and is always a threat for us going forward and very solid defensively. We need to appreciate he's consistently been excellent for us and actually underrated in my opinion. I'd like to see somebody point out to me his major faults because i must be blind. Appreciate him for the excellent player he is.

{Ed025's Note - i could not agree more har..

14.) 24 Feb 2019 08:37:57
I also feel people criticising his crossing is a very lazy debate. He crosses the ball so many times every game it's easy for people to blindly fault them. I'd have more appreciation for someone who's brave and always trying that killer cross. Many full backs take the easy option and just recycle the ball back to midfield if they've had a couple of bad crosses. Robbo deserves credit for this and not scrutiny.

15.) 24 Feb 2019 08:40:20
Robbo is top class. He's on and off form probably because he's on the left of a very unsettled defence, but I wouldn't swap him for any other full back in the league. It's the other side we need to worry about today, they'll target young Trent again.

16.) 24 Feb 2019 08:47:48
He is an excellent player har. But he could be world class. To me he’s major fault is that he’s doesn’t stop crosses. These are defensive duties. Just my opinion.

17.) 24 Feb 2019 08:59:37
And chilwell over robbo? Lowe I'd love to hear your reasons why you think chilwell would be an upgrade on Rob, big statement to make without giving any real reason.

{Ed025's Note - im with you har..

18.) 24 Feb 2019 09:06:52
And longthing you mentioned he never makes the player cut inside? What? As a full back why on earth would you ever want to let a player cut inside. It's probably the first bit of advice you'd give a 10 year old playing full back for the first time.

19.) 24 Feb 2019 09:09:18
Who is overating these players. For instance wini. I think he is a very good player. I think he should be contributing a lot more goals/ assists than he does but then that comes down to a lot of factors for example tactics etc. most fans will think that there players are the best players in the world (we probably more than most) . I'll content the question and ask our strongest 11 who would you replace for someone better within reason


For me there is one/ possibly two spots open and both are in midfield and that's harsh.

20.) 24 Feb 2019 09:16:26
As in any player in the world?

21.) 24 Feb 2019 09:30:42
Har_red92. Yeah go for it mate. Let's not forget ox and naby when he fully goes up in the gears are more than able replacements for hendo and wini for me.

22.) 24 Feb 2019 09:33:23
I wouldn't replace Robbo with ANY player, he's a fine young player who imo will improve as time goes on, yes we got him for a bargain price and yes he was for damn sure worth it.

All I was saying is he could be better, I don't think anybody has ribbed him? people are looking into this way too much, nobody is calling him crap or anything just saying he could improve his game which is the truth and anybody who can't see this is simply blind.

I will praise him all day long because he's done a stellar job at Liverpool BUT he's not the player people make out he is. He will improve in time and will be quality I have no doubt about it, for now he's doing a good job but I think he's capable of doing an excellent job, he's just not quite there yet.

Longthing has took the words out of my mouth, he doesn't stop crosses and as a defender he needs to improve on this.

23.) 24 Feb 2019 10:17:47
Fair enough salah everybody is capable at improving to be fair. I think some people find different meanings to the term overrated but I just think that he's being rated by most pretty accurately and not I rarely hear people over hyping him. I'm just a huge fan of his personally and was kind of surprised by the number of people picking him. When in fact I'd consider Trent to be a much inferior fullback, not slating Trent at all but shocked that people were picking robbo over him.

24.) 24 Feb 2019 10:24:45
IR89 I love every one of them players but if I'm essentially picking a world11 without my red tinted glasses. I'd only have VVD for definate, maybe robbo at a push to alaba. But other than that It can't be possible to claim we've 9 or 10 of the best players in their position. Messi hardly going to sit on the bench realistically haha.

25.) 24 Feb 2019 11:53:33
Just want to clarify, after reading all of your responses, that I was not in any way speaking ill of Robertson or insulting his contribution or anything - the key word is overrated. A great player can be overrated, a bad player can be underrated, me saying he is overrated is not of reflection of his ability but rather the hype surrounding him and the fanatical opinions of him by many. I think he is a good player, I think he will improve, but he is not perfect and he is not, in my view, the best left back in the world, as some have claimed. I just hope the flaws in his game are recognised and worked on as, if he irons them out, he'd be indispensable. As it is I see him as a good player with much to improve upon.

26.) 24 Feb 2019 11:57:44
I’m going to take one on the chin here and this is purely based on the overrated element, not being good or bad etc. Our defence has been good this year, much better when Gomez was fit and undoubtedly this player has made a difference and improved things, even if just psychologically, but I can’t put him up in the bracket that some on here do as one of the absolute best in the world and that player is Allisson. I know I’ll get thumbed down and that ok, but there’s been a couple of goals that have gone in when I’ve thought could he not have done a bit better / do you see DDG stop those, and he still takes too long with the ball at his feet. He’s definitely improves us, of that there is no doubt and perhaps it’s because he isn’t exposed as much as some keepers so doesn’t get the chance for a M. o. M display, but I’m waiting to see him make a few unbelievable saves where you go “wow” to rate his as highly as some do on here. Good keeper, don’t get me wrong!
I’ll put my gum shield in now 😂🙈.

27.) 24 Feb 2019 12:32:37
That Virgil Van Dyke is seriously overrated. he's not scored a hatrick all season and couldn't save a penalty for his life.

{Ed025's Note - love it virgil..

28.) 24 Feb 2019 13:19:16
it's hard to say which is overrated. If anything, I'd say that many of our players are underrated.

29.) 24 Feb 2019 14:48:13
Now that was a piece of top class goal keeping!

30.) 24 Feb 2019 17:14:26
Matip is over rated.

Robbo is like Denis Irwin. Nothing spectacular but a solid dependable player with a good engine.

31.) 24 Feb 2019 20:27:41
True har, if this question was asked 3 weeks ago robbo’s name wouldn’t of come up, and I imagine Kieta would have. Easy to respond on recent form.

32.) 24 Feb 2019 20:34:44
I love Robbo, but would have Alaba over him at this moment in time.

33.) 24 Feb 2019 20:43:06
Your friend is partially spot on! Robertson cannot defend save his life.

34.) 24 Feb 2019 20:50:04
Good reply seano, that's a fair thought.

In regards to allison I think he's been a great signing but I've had slightly similar thoughts but never said out loud. Don't like to put him and migmolet in the same sentence because they're a class apart but I feel allison hasn't been put under the microscope completely yet.

If migs had made some of the errors he's made this season he'd be slaughtered, myself included. But I find it refreshing actually that fans are appreciating his ability and what he adds as opposed to his few errors. I'm not just referring to Leicester and utd goals but other sloppy passes etc. I rate him highly but I think maybe he's had it handy with our defence giving away so little in terms of chances.

I don't like when people reference number of clean sheets to summarise a goalkeeper. I overheard someone last week saying to a utd fan that allison is better than de gea because he's got more clean sheets. Stupid. Just wonder if clyne matip lovren and Moreno were infront of him like our previous keepers had would he be more scrutinised.




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30 May 2019 06:25:07
Doesn't work like that Firmane, injuries are not something anyone can predict with any degree of accuracy. Whilst Origi and Shaqiri can no doubt deputise for a period of time imagine if, say, Salah or Mane were crocked for an extended period? I have faith that Origi and Shaqiri can perform in spells - but to be consistently as good as those? Probably not. The idea of signing someone to both push them, and give us another option, makes a lot of sense to me, though who that player would be I have no clue as a rarely watch any other football besides ourselves.




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19 Apr 2019 18:43:20
Massive amount of information, thanks for putting in the time and effort Ed, it's really appreciated.


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23 Mar 2019 04:23:18
I always pictured you as more of a single malt type Ed. Thanks for the info, it is much appreciated.


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11 Mar 2019 18:39:40
I don't think either will ever happen but, if push came to shove, I would definitely have Son over Coutinho. Coutinho is excellent don't get me wrong, but Son's all round game is superb and he is an absolute grafter. He'd suit out style perfectly as well.




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20 Jan 2019 13:15:11
Thanks for the response ED, appreciated.


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10 Jul 2019 09:24:25
I can understand the pay difference between women's and men's teams favouring men as, for the most part, the men's game generates more income. In the USA though it seems completely unjustifiable as the women's game is huge as well as the women's national team being far more successful. I'm not sure how the men's team getting more, in those circumstances, can possibly be justified.




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29 May 2019 09:29:05
Fly in the Loaf is apparently first come, first served, is a cracking pub with lots of great beer, a little expensive but would be the place i'd try and visit if I was still living in Liverpool.




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20 May 2019 06:14:56
Bruno Fernandes would be my choice - superb goal record, technically gifted, would add a completely different dimension to the first XI. Unfortunately there are a number of factors that make his acquisition virtually impossible: 1) Extortionate amount of money involved 2) A real lack of space in our midfield unless some where moved on. I think the numbers floating round for him are something like 100mil Euro's if not more? I doubt we'd be spending that sort of outlay. Can't see much, if any, of the midfield leaving either except for perhaps Lallana if the right offer comes in. So I think most likely we'll stick with what we have for now - in fairness to the current squad they've not exactly been bad, have they?




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18 May 2019 17:48:07
Agree with Juicer personally, don't just go out all guns blazing, look to control the game and work the chances. We have a lot of different outlets attacking wise and we have a capable defence. We could go all out, get hit on the counter, and be a goal down early - it's a Champions League final, I think the same approach we had last year (before Salah got Judo thrown), controlled attacking play, is the way forward.




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15 May 2019 19:14:13
There's always a small percentage of fans, at every club, who behave like arses. It is, however, unusual to see players, especially at the very elite level, display such boorish behaviour so openly, especially by singing a song with both connotations to a fan being put in a coma, as well as links to the infamous 'always the victim its never your fault' chant which is a thinly veiled reference to the Hillsborough incident.

I don't expect any better from moron fans, and there are just as many idiotic morons supporting Liverpool as there are others - incidents like the bottle throwing one, the pushing of people into fountains in Barcelona, like lighting and chucking flares - these reflect badly on the club and I hope these morons are held to account and banned if legally allowed.

However, it was not Liverpool players doing these sorts of things or, to relate it to City, singing these vile songs about another team. Surely, as ambassadors of the club, and role models for the community as a whole, these players have a responsibility to behave better than the fans who follow them? I respect your opinion a lot ED, but I do not think that the poor behaviour of Liverpool fans is comparable to the the actions of City in this case. I'm not saying one is worse than the other, simply that what City did was not only in very poor taste but also completely unnecessary. I don't expect fans to stay classy in victory or defeat, but I thought players respected their opponents? Apparently not. Very unsavoury and it does reflect very badly on them. The response from the club was also very lukewarm and seemed to fail to understand why such behaviour should of been condemned.