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23 Sep 2017 20:36:55
Uncanny or fate? That top 5 is what I expected the top 5 to be at season end.

City or utd 1st n 2nd and us or Spurs 4th n 5th sandwiching Chelsea!

Let's hope one team moves position eh!

Who says money doesn't talk?!


1.) 23 Sep 2017 21:07:14
A think we will finish in top 4 i agree with ed01 if we get vvd in jan and put joe along side him and trent at right back with either ward or karius in goal will see us in good stead to be in champs league agen next yr.

2.) 23 Sep 2017 21:59:59
Utd spent 400m the last too summers as for city? U reap wat u sow some say!

3.) 23 Sep 2017 22:04:56
We'll see at the end of the season,
It may be the
"Sirshanks redemption"

4.) 23 Sep 2017 22:20:49
Sirshanks redemption suggests we have a recovery to make?! @! But I like it.! We will be inconsistent until the season end but that is our only chance of competing for the too 4 so I'm all for it.

5.) 23 Sep 2017 23:20:00
The whole 9 yards Sirshanks, that's LFC,



15 Jan 2017 20:49:48
Overall given the loss of the 2 defenders before the match, a point is a good one.
Remember, this talented, expensively assembled squad we played against are on a hot run. They are playing without the hindrance of the offside rule, yet they are still unable to beat us! If these decisions even themselves out. then bring it in!


1.) 15 Jan 2017 22:11:32
I'd have settled for a point before the game to be honest. But, with not long left when they scored, it was tough to take, though probably a fair result in the end. They wasted a couple of chances, mainly from our mistakes, and we had just a few chances that were off target or straight at De Gea.

Migs was very good, as was Hendo. Apart from some great technique for the goal, Zlatan was quiet and Pogba should be buying a round for the entire crowd after that performance given what he cost (yes, it does matter what he cost if you're scraping the cash to afford to watch and he performs like that. )

2.) 15 Jan 2017 23:34:10
Playing without the hindrance of the offside trap πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

3.) 16 Jan 2017 04:48:43
W/ O the linesman`s decision (which is beginning to wind me up, these ref decisions that Utd seem to have been getting), we prolly would have won cos they were getting disjointed and desperate especially if you bring on Fellaini as a battering ram. If hoofball is all the "greatest manager in the world" has to offer us with the most expensive squad in PL history, then I fear for him and his bunch of millionaires.



03 Jan 2017 18:58:04
Eds, any truth in the article of Matip having to report to Cameroon camp next week? and the possible consequences should he not? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - This was dealt with weeks ago - they "expect" him although he has said he isn't going, they will bleat about it, nothing will happen (at least not without a court case).}

1.) 03 Jan 2017 19:25:42
Am I correct in saying if the player doesn't want to represent his country then there's nothing that can force him?
At least he didn't do a Stephen Ireland.

{Ed002's Note - That is generally correct - unless he (or the club) uses an imaginary an injury as an excuse.}

2.) 03 Jan 2017 20:09:51
Matip is injured and hasn't played for Liverpool for a number of weeks, so I really think they are clutching at straws.

3.) 03 Jan 2017 20:58:58
They are just posturing for the sake of it. Nothing will happen and they themselves, know it.

4.) 03 Jan 2017 21:13:31
I think half of it is the media making nonsense out of nothing as per usual, but what do I know.

5.) 03 Jan 2017 22:48:51
I thought they could stop him playing for his club for the length of time the national team is still in the competition.

But maybe with Matip having been out injured for a number of weeks it may be different.

6.) 03 Jan 2017 23:30:30
They can't do a thing and they know it especially if the player refused to go or especially if it is injured.

7.) 04 Jan 2017 08:57:37
If you could be forced to represent a country then logically players like Zaha would have no choice who they play for - the first country with a claim could call them up and they would have to be tied in there forever.



26 Nov 2016 19:00:50
To all the hindsight predictors. When would u have changed to plan b. and do u think we'd av won with plan b?


1.) 26 Nov 2016 19:09:42
Considering we brought on our "plan B" forward after 30 minutes, I'm not really sure it's possible for anyone to answer that question.

2.) 26 Nov 2016 19:54:42
This is not an issue of plan A or B or C. Origi has shown he can play in the system (plan A? ) and in fact, we did not switch to plan B (whatever that means) as the sub is comfortable in plan A.

3.) 26 Nov 2016 20:13:01
That's my point chaps?! No one wins every game so in hindsight we can all say how our plans work. but we shown today how we can beat a team who parks the bus this wk with our tactics. but nxt week maybe not?!

4.) 26 Nov 2016 21:55:14
As Klopp said pre season.
There is no superstar.
All players are equally important to the group.
Those not playing have exactly the same status as those on the pitch.

It must be great for Ben Woodburn to hear things like that.

It was a tricky win today as sunderland have won the last 2 but Moyes said he was bringing the bus.

5.) 27 Nov 2016 19:51:19
This thing about a plan B, Barcelona don't really have one, just fresh players to keep plan A going! Saying that, other than for the reason why, I was sort of glad when Origi came on, as I thought his physical presence helped our cause somewhat!



18 Oct 2016 19:32:48
It's not often I have the time nor the inclination to check out the thoughts of our rivals. but having read some prompts and given the extreme nature of uniteds performance, I nipped over for a gander! Here's what I found.

With very few exceptions, most are happy with the performance and style of play:
As for the style. what happened to the fabled Man utd way? Banter aside, I think most of us reds will accept they have some very good players and a top manager. So for such a talented bunch to take on the mentality of a small team shocked me. It's rubbish that fergie played that way. he may have played conservatively to get a result. but he never parked the bus.
The likes of Burnley have to play that way against the ridiculous budgets of us etc. But united have just spent 150m in one window!
I hear that we are the form team in the league. we are not. If you come up against a West Bromwich team who are the form team will you play that way?
We do take confidence that you think we'd have smashed you if you went toe to toe with us. But really, you were playing Liverpool not Barcelona! At least try to win the game!
I completely agree that it was a good point. I think it was for us too. No arguments there.
The biggest point being that united fans seem to be take great hope from their defensive performance.
Expecting it to be built on one Jose has had time like Klopp.
Well parking the bus is the tactic that requires less skill than any other. Being creative is the greatest. To get from one to the other requires risks. requires your wingers to vacate their full back position. my point is. you cannot build on that performance because it was so extreme. Any development of a more creative style will involve that rigid formation to be weakened by the movement of those in a defensive position into an attacking one. thus resulting in a weaker defensive unit. Almost supporting your view. your not good enough to get a result playing that way!
The only thing that proves is that u are capable of parking the bus if nΓ©eded. yippee! Whilst u may have been the 1st team to stop LFC scoring. U were also the 1st not to score.
Whilst u might point to Klopp having more time. I'll point out that Jose has had a pre season and a transfer window of 150m added to one of the most expensively assembled squads in history. Surely you would expect more than admitting that your only way to avoid defeat against Liverpool is to park the bus a la Big Sam?
I fully expect united to be competitive this year. with whom i'm not sure! But stop making excuses. parking the bus for a club of your stature is embarrassing!


{Ed041's Note - if u had done it a few years ago you would be talking about a title now

1.) 18 Oct 2016 19:45:21
Ed41 u a fan of L'pool?

{Ed001's Note - she doesn't like footie, she just comes on to wind up others ;-)

2.) 18 Oct 2016 20:19:22
To be honest I try not to comment on Man Utd and their fans because I actually respect their club. Yes, I don't want them to win anything, but they are a great club with a great domestic and European history.
They are rebuilding, I understand why they're pleased with the result, I genuinely thought we'd win last night due to many reasons.
Rather than comment how far Man Utd has fallen, I prefer to look at they way they played as a compliment to LFC and Klopp. It shows we are on the right track and we are ahead of them in terms of development at the moment.

I've got no respect for Jose, he's got no respect for football fans, opponents, referees, authorities, medical staff, ambulance services the list is endless.

3.) 18 Oct 2016 20:51:30
Looks like except Ed01, every one are SHE πŸ˜‚.

{Ed041's Note - If Ed01 was half the man I am he would be twice the man he is now :)

4.) 18 Oct 2016 21:01:09
Sorry ed, not sure what exactly you're referring to, but we have many titles to talk about!
But clearly my post was about this performance. Wouldn't want to be accused of living in the past or deflecting attention away by mentioning past successes!

{Ed041's Note - i meant if you had gone a bit more conservative against Chelsea a few years back you would of had a PL title now imo.

5.) 18 Oct 2016 21:04:24
Ron, Jose is not my cup of tea and I agree with much of your assessment, but he has been a top manager. The question for me is deciding if his methods are past their best or not. Personally, I think he's just not a good fit for that lot. I agree with your sentiments about them too. so maybe they deserve better than Jose.

6.) 18 Oct 2016 21:07:23
Lol ED41, He looks a decent MAN to me, Tall Dark and handsome.

{Ed041's Note - joking aside he is a top guy, one of the best.

7.) 18 Oct 2016 21:14:32
To be fair, I heard many lfc fans say the same but I wasn't one of them! We got into that position playing a certain style. who is to say we would have got a better result parking the bus?!
But I take your point and would accept that parking the bus to get a specific result ie Europe 2nd leg etc would be more palatable. But you may be missing mine, United are neither a small team nor playing for a specific result.

8.) 18 Oct 2016 21:18:16
Agreed Ron, I have little respect for Jose. Yes, he's won lots, but I can't stand his attitude and playing style. I see he's also blaming us for the boring game Monday. Can you imagine how dull Anfield would be now if we'd have brought in Jose instead of Klopp?

9.) 18 Oct 2016 22:15:07
Well said Ron.

10.) 18 Oct 2016 23:38:13
Jose is not the only manager that has won lots and been successful everywhere he's been. Carlo Ancelotti is more successful than he is, won leagues in three different countries and now definitely a fourth with Bayern and has more CL trophies than Mou YET he is a very nice and dignified gentleman who is IMO, more respected as a decent, honorable man than for his coaching ability at least, I do. He is the one who cleaned up Jose's mess at Real Madrid and got them his third and their tenth CL title, something Jose failed to do. He's a top manager but a very toxic one whose tactics are becoming more outdated and stale and players don't wanna play that way anymore. Go ask Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard if you don't believe me.

11.) 19 Oct 2016 10:31:33
Jose Mourino is a professional manager who has won champs league and domestic titles wherever he has been.

His philosophy is that each team starts a game with one point each at 0-0.
He defends that point for all their woth and hope to grab a winner or 2 on the counter attack.
We on the otherhand see that its 3 points for a win so let's go win it. It works a lot of the time but sometimes we draw or get beat. But we always have a go.
Jose tactics are negative and he has to defend them to a hostile media.
This has turned him into a bitter twisted negative nasty piece of work who will wind up referees before games etc.

But it was a tactical masterclass all be it a negative one.

12.) 19 Oct 2016 13:15:33
Well said Hamilton mate.

13.) 19 Oct 2016 13:20:22
I don't buy into the 'we should have taken a conservative approach' for that Chelsea game. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. We were flying, had won 14 (I think) on the bounce and Chelsea, on paper at least would be fielding a weakened team, and it was an Anfield. A slip cost us the title, that's the truth.

BR would have been slaughtered had we adopted a defensive approach, plus in fairness, it probably wouldn't have been executed correctly and we may have lost anyway. He couldn't organise a team defensively and rather stumbled on the 3-5-2 the season later. I have my doubts on whether he could have transitioned that swashbuckling 14-game winning streak team into a defensive sound unit for 1 game, especially against a very good side.

14.) 19 Oct 2016 17:55:26
I agree, JH. I said at the time that we were right to go for the win. But we did not lose the PL due to that game. We lost it by not being able to keep clean sheets and due to BR`s incompetence and arrogance in not fixing the defence through out that season as a whole, that cost us the PL. the fact that he tried to run up the score vs CP at home (a stupid tactic which underlines his incompetence) shows how clueless he was. He should have just won the game, we are three point up on City and see what happens because at least, you have the three points BUT he didn`t do that hence, CP had space as we tried to score more goals, to punish us.




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21 Nov 2017 14:39:39
Ed, are the earlier rumours true from the summer about lfc asking for 150m for Couts true or was it a case of them wanting to secure a replacement 1st?


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool had a price for the player and it was not met - we spent the summer dealing with this.}



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05 Aug 2017 18:14:16
So your happy to accept that Coutinho will be leaving even though no deal has been agreed, whilst at the same time stating we are not going to improve our team because erm. . no deal has been agreed?! get a grip and pick up the dummy! If your right I'll pick up mine!
You do realise that we are never going to spend the amounts of money that chelsea n the Manchester clubs will.




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05 Aug 2017 00:05:34
Lallana injury is a blow but let's not forget that his spot is being taken by Couts this year.




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16 Jul 2017 17:23:32
Mk, I have to say I do like some of your posts, but I'm not with you on this.

You say we should make space for Solanke because he needs game time to improve.

That space should be made by getting rid of a young lad who needs game time to improve!

I can't understand that logic? Why Solanke over Origi?

What happens in 2 years or so when we bring in another youngster. do we get rid of Solanke because the new lad needs game time?

As for Klopps promises. I'm sure he tells every new signing that they will get game time if they perform well enough. I would expect any manager to do the same. If they don't perform then they don't play. That isn't always the managers fault. it's generally the players.

Besides. Solanke wasnt promised any regular 1st team footy when the Liverpool spoke to him last Xmas and persuaded him to come to us!




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16 Jul 2017 08:25:54
Ings will be allowed to recover this year and will play next to no games this season.
Solanke is way behind Origi in terms of development and will play U23's. Origi will be needed this season and needs to step up his levels or he could be gone next year otherwise.





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31 Jan 2018 19:18:12
Personally don't think we'll catch Utd so it's a draw for me.
Think rules change next season and 4th place goes straight to group stage. though it's difficult to keep track with all the changes! Bring back the champions league for champions only!




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19 Jan 2018 23:22:53
Reina went rubbish because of the coach? Mignolet 2nd worst keeper in league. I don't know which is the most ridiculous of the two?!




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14 Jan 2018 21:42:40
Other than letting in a shot straight at him at his near post. I can only imagine how mignolet would be getting hammered now if it was him. Give him till the end of season n decide from there!




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13 Jan 2018 23:41:23
Come on Boys, be fair.2 cup finals in a few weeks is tiring work! They were never going to be able to maintain that level of effort! If i was a blue, I'd want to know why they couldn't try that hard the other 36 weeks of the season! But eh, at least United are above us! Ooh ah cantona again anyone!




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30 Dec 2017 22:10:24
Robbo made me wonder who thought he was a Liverpool player. I'm a positive fan, he tries hard, is ok defensively, but you have to try really hard to be so atrocious on crosses as he was. He managed to hit the 1st defender even when he was hidden! I just don't see a player in him which is a shame as we need a Scot in the team! Milner is a better option for me. in midfield he just clogs everything up with his slow play.