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16 May 2017 18:28:47
Any truth in the rumours of rafinha linked with Liverpool? Cheers eds.


{Ed002's Note - I assume this is barcelona's Rafinha? If so, there is every chance that they would be interested in throwing Rafinha in to any deal for Coutinho - Rafinha doesn't play in that many games and effectively is used as cover in central midfield but I don't know of their trying to sell the player, nor the player wishing to leave, nor interest from Liverpool.

If howver this is the Rafinha from Bayern, then it would make some sense if Liverpool were looking for a right back who can cover elsewhere. He would not be expensive and has spoken of interest and offers from England - but again I am not aware of Liverpool interest at this time.}

1.) 16 May 2017 23:10:59
I saw an article claiming Barca's Rafinha was coming to us as part of a make weight for Coutinho. I dismissed it as click bait.

2.) 17 May 2017 08:44:15
Yes I was referring to rafinha of barcelona, although I'd take both ha.

3.) 18 May 2017 18:41:29
Make-weight transfers no longer happen apart from a loan deal of a player going the other way during a transfer.



15 May 2017 08:26:01
Hi eds, would you suspect by the Robertson signing he will Ben a back up LB? With Moreno on the move? I'm nkt a foot ball manager but I can see that we need a better LB than Robertson is.


{Ed001's Note - what signing? No deal has been done, he is one of a number under consideration, but he has not signed as of yet. Hull were not discussing player futures until after they knew which division they would be in.}



14 May 2017 10:16:57
Apparently, Liverpool have had an offer of £26m accepted by Brazilian outfit Gremio for their striker Luan Guilherme de Jesus Vieira.




09 May 2017 12:09:21
Seen a few Spanish reports saying coutinho has agreed to move to Barcelona but they are In willing to match the €90 fee liverpool allegedly want for him, very doubtful imo eds?


1.) 09 May 2017 12:15:04
The source is not very reliable though. If its true (which im convinced is not), then we need not only a winger but also a left sided player like Brandt.

2.) 09 May 2017 12:16:20
€90 is a steal. 😂.

3.) 09 May 2017 12:51:41
Not for us 76mil . I rather have coutinho.

4.) 09 May 2017 14:05:23
I'll pay €180 euros for him to stay 👍.

5.) 09 May 2017 14:14:30
€90m my bad.

6.) 09 May 2017 14:40:26
I don't want the money. I want a steady team that means progress. What have we leanred form the past?

7.) 09 May 2017 16:00:32
I don't think you will be getting the money Perpendicular.

8.) 09 May 2017 22:22:33
If coutinho went for that money surely we could could replace him. Yes he's a top player but getting a goal scoring pacey winger like mane mark 2 may be better? Not the end of the world in my eyes.

9.) 10 May 2017 09:27:30
I'm still out on coutinho no doubting his quality but since torres I only support the team not individuals so if he wants to go we will survive YNWA.

10.) 11 May 2017 23:35:16
Go ahead and sell your best players and try to convince yourself that we are not a selling club. I would not let him leave for any amount cos the money we will get for him will not replace the things he brings to this team and neither will his replacement (s) . You cannot win the PL or be competitive in Europe if you are selling your best players. Ask Arsenal.



24 Mar 2017 22:09:32
Word in the grape vine is that dembele of Celtic has turned down another offer to join Chelsea as he is seeking regular football elsewhere, in your opinion eds are we an option he could go for I we are to make an offer obviously, and do you think he would be a replacement for origi who is growing frustrated at non regular football? Would dembele be our only striker signed in your opinion?


{Ed002's Note - No. He wants a guarantee of being first pick and that won't suit most clubs. I had no idea about Origi's frustration. If Klipperty is so stupid to offer that to him it is obviously an option.}

1.) 25 Mar 2017 00:05:03
I can see us offering him first pick as at this moment we do not have an out and out first choice striker, we do in origi, but it's obvious klopp does not have full trust in him, dembele would be a good buy imo but not as our main man, but who knows what zee German has planned.

2.) 25 Mar 2017 08:40:04
Surely Firmino is our first choice striker. I'm basing this on the fact that when fit he starts as our striker. Hence being first choice.
So not sure where the idea that we don't have a first choice striker comes from.

3.) 25 Mar 2017 08:59:21
Would love DEmbele at the club. Would cost close to 30 million but from what i have seen, he is a pure striker who knows how to score all sorts of goals. Sure, Firmino and Origi have their plus points but neither are prolific and every top team needs a pure finisher in their squad.

4.) 25 Mar 2017 10:01:15
I think it will depend on outgoings.
If Coutinho is sold, that leaves space for a first team player.

5.) 25 Mar 2017 13:06:30
Either Firmino or Coutinho are possible outgoings this summer, depending on whether we get into the CL.

And we don't know whether the interest in Coutinho from PSG will turn into an actual offer that is acceptable- especially given his very poor performances since his injury.

But if Firmino was moved into a slightly deeper role, Klopp might like the option of playing a dedicated and good quality lone striker, and going back to the 4231 he often used at Dortmund.

But to promise Dembele that he will start in x number of games per season (regardless of his form) would in my opinion be a major mistake.
A manager always has to keep the ultimate option of dropping any player who is not performing, for whatever reason.

6.) 25 Mar 2017 17:05:00
Scoring for fun in Scotland is one thing but stepping up to the premier league is another.

7.) 25 Mar 2017 22:40:37
30 million for a proven striker in the championship and Scottish premiership, I'd rather buy him from Southampton for 55 million when he's done it in the premiership.

8.) 26 Mar 2017 09:16:52
Firminio is not a natural striker. Let Coutinio go to Barcelona and let firminio drop back in as an AM. Spend cash on dembele (if that's the best option available) and use the remainder of the cash to add more quality to the squad.

9.) 26 Mar 2017 09:16:52
Firminio is not a natural striker. Let Coutinio go to Barcelona and let firminio drop back in as an AM. Spend cash on dembele (if that's the best option available) and use the remainder of the cash to add more quality to the squad.

10.) 26 Mar 2017 11:47:06
Surely it isn't where but how he is scoring that should be the decider. A player who gets in the right places at the right time and takes the chances will do that most places. Chances are being created every week, the problem is the players aren't always in the right place or don't have the natural finishers instinct. A player who does those adds to the team.

11.) 26 Mar 2017 14:02:20
Typical to just lay into Sturridge, huh?

{Ed001's Note - I don't get the hate for Sturridge, it is not his fault England were run by a moron with a chip on his shoulder and caused a bad injury that has affected him ever since. He is one of the most professional players we have ever had at the club, he just is nowhere near fit mentally. The club have not handled him well, pushing him into the team before sorting out his issues, then wondering why he doesn't perform at his best! Doesn't help that we have some fans so keen to abuse one of our best players for something that is not his fault.}

12.) 26 Mar 2017 16:21:15
I feel for Sturridge as he's as good as Aquero when he's fit (IMHO) and at his best and he's always conducted himself as a model pro, but the injuries have taken so much out of him that it's hard to argue against selling him and bringing someone else in.

13.) 26 Mar 2017 16:49:46
As good as aguero, lol that's a good one, milner is better than maldini at lb aswell.

14.) 26 Mar 2017 18:12:53
As a finisher Sturridge when he's fit and on form is as good.

15.) 27 Mar 2017 10:53:59
Sturridge is a wimp! Won't play with any sort of niggle. He's also lazy. Should have sold him in the summer we've had the best out of him.

{Ed002's Note - And there we go again - the so called Liverpool fans trashing the players. Maybe the team would do better if they did not have to put up with the sustained abuse from people like you?}

16.) 28 Mar 2017 11:53:32
That's football fans for you're everywhere, Ed. Not just Liverpool fans. Primarily, we respond to what we see on the pitch rather than rumours behind closed doors about his mental state, which I'll take your word for.

No doubt, Sturridge is a top player when fit. But that seems to be increasingly few and far between these days. If anything, I'd say most fans have been pretty patient with him.

Me, I like him a lot. Clearly not ideal for the way Klopp sets up but is clearly our best finisher and had never done anything to make me question his character or attitude.

{Ed002's Note - No, the Liverpool fans are by a mile the worst. Sturridge will move on in the summer, I have no doubts. Then there can be someone else for the fans to trash.}




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20 May 2017 15:35:39
Hi EDS, obviously a striker is a main priority in the next window, there are that many available at the moment a few big names, but realistically who do you expect us to sign? And who would be your ideal to sign, cheers mate.


{Ed002's Note - I can tell you where there is interest but I can say who will actually sign as there are too many variables.}

1.) 20 May 2017 17:17:28
Hi Ed002,
Is it realistic that Sturridge will stay on for next season?

{Ed002's Note - I would have thought that the club would look to replace him in the summer given his on going injury issues. However, selling him at a decent price would likely be very difficult. So I guess the answer is "perhaps".}

2.) 20 May 2017 17:27:44
Thanks for the reply. Hope he stays. Great player. 👍🏻.



09 May 2017 15:36:57
Now we are being linked with Mo Solah again, love this time of year.


1.) 09 May 2017 15:59:52
TBF He has been sensational for Roma.

2.) 09 May 2017 17:11:41
The egytian messi/ zola/ mane?

3.) 09 May 2017 17:24:08
Could be Mo Farah? He'd press all day long! He'd be the only player in Europe who could out last Kante anyway.

4.) 09 May 2017 17:50:52
So we then have two winters who could potentially be at the ACON? Makes zero sense.

5.) 09 May 2017 18:07:03
Salah has been excellent since he has moved away from Chelsea.

6.) 09 May 2017 18:09:52
What's the big friggin' deal with the AFCON? It's not until 2019, and it's not like every one of our competitors doesn't have the same issue to deal with. People can accept a potential 2-6 week injury layoff every season, but not a 2-6 week potential absence for the AFCON every two years, and then use it as grounds to not buy a player who might just make a difference? That's what makes zero sense.

7.) 09 May 2017 22:06:37
Spot on, Ra. Other leagues lose more African players all the time to the AFCON oh wait, this is the exact reason why the AFCON was moved to the winter months in the 90's (in order to have their players released) as all other leagues have a Winter break and the PL does not.

Maybe it is the PL that has to change it's MO instead of choosing not to sign African players cos their too rigid to join the rest of the continent in observing a winter break OR get enough depth in your squads to make up for their absences.



15 Mar 2017 13:00:16
Julian brandt will sign for Bayern Munich ahead of Liverpool!


1.) 15 Mar 2017 13:26:25
So. Maybe klopp will target a player who actually offers us something different than the 700 number 10s we currently have.

Its like cou, adam and rob all play where theu play becauze we have to fit them all in

In an ideal world we only need one of them in the number 10 position

Hendo gini
Mane firmino/ adam/ phil xxxx

Only adams probably playing his preferred position.

I don't even think mane was first choice last summer so kaybe our second choice this yest will be betyer suited to our needs. 😊.

2.) 15 Mar 2017 14:15:02
He's a wide player with pace not like we need him lol . He's the sort of player we need.

3.) 15 Mar 2017 14:44:13
Super, Brandt is not a number 10!

4.) 15 Mar 2017 14:49:28
Not fussed to be honest.
He won't solve our defensive problems.

5.) 15 Mar 2017 15:14:03
Great, bet we end up with Rafa silva 😩.

6.) 15 Mar 2017 15:22:05
Have I missed something ed with Brandt? Few peopke crying he's off to Bayern.

{Ed002's Note - There are other sides interested in Brandt as well. But as I have said if Liverpool really want to make it happen they need to put the effort in right now. Bayern are looking at both right and left wingers right now because they are aware that two other sides have spoken with Juventus about Kingsley Coman and Juve would rather he moved elsewhere rather than to Bayern on the cheap, and Douglas Costabeing a pain in the neck over contractual demands at the moment. Ribery and Robbenm have had short extensions and then will leave - Bayern thought they had the future already in place but right now they are having to look around. And there is still another Premier League side interested in Brandt as well.}

7.) 15 Mar 2017 15:27:11
Erm, it's SportsBild. Or have I missed anything?
I mean, it's like getting a tanctrum because "Marca says Real Madrid are in advanced discussions with a chap called Messi. "

8.) 15 Mar 2017 16:08:12
Brandt seems a decent young player already fulfilling his potential so I wouldn't have seen him as such as risk as oppose to other youngsters that are more obvious risks that would cost around about the same fortune Brandt would. He's not a number 10 either which is exactly the type of wide forward we need at the minute, but I don't think he should be our only top target, if he is then we aren't preparing well for the summer yet again. I wouldn't be too disappointed if we didn't get him unless the next option is way below his level like Gray for example, who apparently we are also interested in or yet another number 10 like gotze.

Having said that it's no surprise that we haven't acted early and other more attractive clubs have came in with the swoop, this is what we do, we are the wingman. we don't get target A, we get target B or C lol.

9.) 15 Mar 2017 16:34:45
Problem is Ron, we are not actually targeting anyone to "solve" the defence problems.

10.) 15 Mar 2017 17:37:05
I know Ko Lo, still no point in frittering more money away buying players for the sake of it.
At some point the penny might drop and we might realise we have defensive problems, not attacking problems.

11.) 15 Mar 2017 19:01:09
I think we should be concentrating on defensive players as a priority it's no good having all the offensive talent in the world, when you can't stop the ball going in the other end.

12.) 15 Mar 2017 19:15:52

1. We have problems in Defense. Clyne is poor, Milner is playing out of his skin but we can't expect him to get better. Lovren is so so and Matip is the best we have which totally is 1.5/ 4 for the 4 positions.

2. We have too many attackers but of average quality.

Only Mane and Couts (when on form) are very good.
Henderson is solid when he plays.
It's like 2.5 or 2 good out of 4.

Firminio, Adam and Wijnaldum are one tier below.

3. No fit strikers. Origi is still potential.
Sturridge is good but he is always injured or doesn't suit Klopps style of play.

4. Less said about both Gk's the better.

The less we think of the team the better. They look like we need complete overhaul and another season in transition.


13.) 15 Mar 2017 21:31:26
Supermane, from what Ed002 said it would seem our second choice for the left wing/ forward position is possibly Rafa Silva, with Jacob Murphy or Malcom being further down the wish list.

Whilst I disagree with you on Brandt (who is a left winger/ forward by trade) I do agree that our second choice may be the better player. Rafa Silva (assuming he is second choice) is far more first team ready than Brandt in my opinion.

14.) 15 Mar 2017 21:41:38
Hope we don't end up with Oxlade Chamberlain.

15.) 15 Mar 2017 21:43:12
Kol Lo, yes we are. We are interested in the Schalke CB Nastasic and the FB Ricardo Pereira (who can play RB or LB) and are looking to move Clyne if possible, for another RB to come in. As for Brandt, not sure if I believe this story but we must move quickly if he's the guy we want.

I won't be surprised if he went to Bayern as that is what young German players mostly do just like Nicklas Sule and Sebsatian Euddy (young talents from Hoffenheim) have signed for Bayern already for next season. I'm sure Klopp has other names on his scouting sheet so as long as who he brings in will improve us, not too bothered who he is.

16.) 15 Mar 2017 23:50:31
Lol Dennis, There is a good chance we might end up with Milner version 2.



11 Mar 2017 12:09:07
So I am assuming origi will start against Burnley tomorrow due to firmino and Sturbridge being out injured, I think this is exactly what the kid needs, his time to shine, you can't always make an impact coming on at 70-80mins, origi to bag a goal.


1.) 11 Mar 2017 12:16:20
My mistake sturridge.



26 Feb 2017 16:34:46
Evening eds, not really a fan of dooming our own players but apart from the obvious departures of sakho and possibly Lucas? Who do you think in your opinion needs to move on, for me I don't see sturridge and can being here in augest, also not sure if Ines would benefit in a loan move when he's fit, cheers.


{Ed002's Note - I expect Sturridge will go in addition to Sakho and Lucas. Lazar Markovich and Simon Mignolet would likely move on and Ward has a decision to make.}

1.) 26 Feb 2017 17:21:27
Come summer, I wouldn't be surprised to see the likes of Randall, Williams, Brannagan, Kent, Awoniyi move along in addition to Mignolet, Moreno, Lucas, Sturridge, Sakho, Markovic, Bogdan and Flanagan, and perhaps even Emre Can.

Perhaps loans for Wilson, Ward and Allan.

2.) 26 Feb 2017 20:20:18
Spot on ag personally I'd put lovren and clyne on there but I doubt klopp will.

3.) 26 Feb 2017 21:55:42
Do we have any interest in a mignolet replacement? Also I think a new goalkeeping ciach may be needed?

{Ed002's Note - It will depend on Ward.}

4.) 27 Feb 2017 00:45:02
I would add Emre Can also in that list which will be a late transfer.

5.) 27 Feb 2017 07:09:02
Ed002 if you're around, where do you see Sturridge going if he does leave? Appreciate your input!

6.) 27 Feb 2017 07:54:58
Agree AG but suspect Klopp will keep Can to see how he develops over another season before making a decision.

7.) 27 Feb 2017 11:28:24
I agree with your list, AG. Emre? I'll believe it when I see it.




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23 May 2017 10:30:00
I'd say it was a priority with sakho obviously leaving an Lucas's leaving that leaves us with matip, lovren, klavan and Gomez? Really think that's good enough? Especially be With the extra champions league games and lovren and Matip seem to pick up injuries? I'd be pretty worried if we diddn't sign a CB if not 2.




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17 May 2017 08:44:15
Yes I was referring to rafinha of barcelona, although I'd take both ha.




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09 May 2017 15:38:13
Isn't he left footed?




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09 May 2017 14:14:30
€90m my bad.




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29 Apr 2017 19:21:42
4-1-2-3 my bad.





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21 May 2017 16:56:33
Back were we belong, now let's see the benzema, abamayuang, Reus etc etc to Liverpool 😂 Good season! Now let's look forward!




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11 Mar 2017 12:16:20
My mistake sturridge.




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28 Feb 2017 15:02:57
Difference being, he led them to the premier league and they are still in the champions league, with a chance of going through, what has klopp actually achieved? Even Rodgers did a better job, and kenny won a cup,




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26 Feb 2017 21:55:42
Do we have any interest in a mignolet replacement? Also I think a new goalkeeping ciach may be needed?


{Ed002's Note - It will depend on Ward.}



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22 Feb 2017 10:34:09
I just can't see any deal being done for him if he is to sit on the bench and wait for a injured lallana or coutinho?