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23 Aug 2019 09:09:16
Ed001 do we have any idea on the length of injury to AB as of yet? Club been very quite with it, is it because they don't actually no how long it will take? Lopped said a few weeks and it's just about been that, I'm guessing it's worse than first thought?


{Ed001's Note - this is tedious. They have not been quiet and it has been fully explained, by the club in their normal business and by me. There is absolutely no suggestion it is worse than thought, you are just making that up. It has always been said he will be out until after the international break. Why keep asking?}

1.) 23 Aug 2019 09:46:32
Fair enough Ed, tbh I’ve been on Hols for 2 weeks and not been on here much or read any updates on him.

2.) 23 Aug 2019 14:49:18
there's an american doctor with a great explanation of the ins and outs of what they're dealing with re alisson's injury. search for it on youtube. it's interesting and well done.

a very quick summary. it's likely a partial tear of the calf muscle, and the timetable for a return after getting injured this way is dependent on the body of the injured person. since alisson hasn't ever tore a muscle before in his professional career, they're not going to know for sure how long it will take until he's healed.

the average athlete seems to need around 6 weeks to heal with this type of injury, but could be quicker or could take a little longer, depending on how alisson's body heals.

3.) 23 Aug 2019 19:57:21
I rekon he will be back around mid-Jan.

4.) 23 Aug 2019 20:29:17
Thank you mftonjes I appreciate that in depth reply mate, I’ve not seen that write up on it but thank you for sharing it with me 👍.



16 Aug 2019 13:16:05
People saying about Adrian now our injured? Bloody hell we've certainly been in the wrong end of injuries already in the early stages of the season. Allison Keita and now Adrian.

Ed001 do you no the seriousness of Adrian's injury please? Is he definitely out or a doubt. We're down to the bare bones of a 36yo 3rd choice or a young lad in Keleher?


{Ed001's Note - I have no idea I am out and on my phone, I am not in touch with anything sorry.}

1.) 16 Aug 2019 13:36:12
Kloppo said he needs to be assessed in the morning, it was swollen yesterday and has improved. But it won't be definite till tomorrow.

2.) 16 Aug 2019 13:57:53
Some fan ran onto the pitch with the celebrations and collided with him he’s a swollen ankle 🤦🏻‍♂️.

3.) 16 Aug 2019 16:39:50
Idiots who think it's OK to pitch invade need to get a grip. Not just because of this incident but because of the security issue, as well as it making our fans and by association our club look bad. Klopp apparently said that fans also invaded the pitch at the Norwich game and the City game. It needs knocking on the head, and I don't see why life bans aren't dished out by the club for this sort of behaviour. Set a precedent and it'll stop soon enough.

4.) 16 Aug 2019 20:02:50
Seano, with the game being in Turkey there is the potential that it isn’t a regular visitor to Anfield.

Problem is there are plenty of idiots that want a minute of fame. loOk at the lass in the final, no intention to go to another game and got publicity by being all over the news. Tv cameras are starting to get the right idea and as soon as someone is seen pan to someone else.

If they stop being seen, it’ll be eradicated as it negates the point in doing it.

5.) 16 Aug 2019 23:10:46
If that was a tackle during the match we'd be calling it a potentially career ending tackle lol crazy man.

Also when someone is out I get excited for whoever is next coming in!

6.) 17 Aug 2019 04:11:07
Maybe WYRed but what about the Norwich game and City game one of our fans invaded the pitch then? This is clearly not an isolated incident and is something the club should clamp down on - tired of idiots ruining it for other and now, in this case, potentially ruining it for an actual player.

7.) 17 Aug 2019 09:15:09
Adrian will be fit for today don’t worry.

8.) 17 Aug 2019 19:42:26
Not the point 1jj, fans acting like arses should be punished by the club as a deterrent for other arses. It's sad that they need to do that but it seems it's the only thing within their mandate to do.



14 Aug 2019 16:33:29
Ed's are you aware if Keita is our injured for tonight's game or not please?


{Ed001's Note - fitness test for tonight.}

1.) 14 Aug 2019 18:35:52
He is out
Up the pool.

2.) 14 Aug 2019 18:58:48
So could be back for the weekend ed?

{Ed001's Note - should be.}

3.) 16 Aug 2019 10:16:26
He seems to be struggling with injuries since joining? I don't remember him being injury prone at his previous club?

Is it the training or just bad luck?



06 Aug 2019 13:24:38
Looks like Wilson on his way to Bournemouth fir a years loan. I thought he wasn't to be loaned out anymore and only a straight sale was to be done?

6Times will be gutted no doubt?! Now let's go get Cornet!


1.) 06 Aug 2019 13:29:54
Not sure if it’s a view to buy at end of loan.

2.) 06 Aug 2019 14:02:33
Just seen on sly its just a loan deal, bit strange ax thought they wanted a sale and know more loans like you said virgil.

3.) 06 Aug 2019 14:07:08
Season loan with no deal to buy at end of the loan.

4.) 06 Aug 2019 14:24:49
Best of luck to him. He still faces a challenge to get into their first team but at least he will get some premier league minutes.

5.) 06 Aug 2019 14:59:13
Brooks out for a few months, if were getting decent assurances on game time its a no brainer for me. better than him getting the odd 5 minutes here and there for us and the no option to buy looks like Jurgen thinks he could have a future here.

6.) 06 Aug 2019 14:59:23
Happy with that - if he performs well in PL then we’ll either have a much better player to bring back or someone we can sell for more. Good luck to the lad.

7.) 06 Aug 2019 15:21:03
I think the no loans comment was more about Ryan Kent, not Harry Wilson. I think they were more concerned that Wilson needed guaranteed game time rather than no loan.

{Ed0333's Note - correct. Klopp said words to the effect that no more loans for Kent better for player and club for him to be sold.

8.) 06 Aug 2019 15:28:37
Looks like no club want to pay £15plus for Wilson. He needs to get game time before Brooks comes back. I suppose it's all up to him now.

If we get £5-6m for Kent I will be maore than happy - looking like Leeds are interested.

9.) 06 Aug 2019 15:59:08
Ed0333, I must of mis read what he said mate. I thought he said no more loans for Wilson not Kent. Do you no anything within your knowledge about a late lunge for Cornett mate? I’ve been hanging onto this fir some time now 😂.

{Ed0333's Note - I have no idea mate. From what I’ve been told by people ITN there will be no incomings but the club works in mysterious ways nowadays so anything could happen. How about that for vague. 🤣



30 Jul 2019 11:02:29
I see the Echo have just stated what we already thought that there won't be any signings this window.


1.) 30 Jul 2019 11:32:35
Dont the echo change their minds more then a babies has its nappy changing?

2.) 30 Jul 2019 11:33:03
Plus we already made 2 signings so they are wrong.

3.) 30 Jul 2019 11:37:52
Not cool.

4.) 30 Jul 2019 12:54:27
And if they are right so what. The club can't make signings to say that they have made signings. Who would they sign, if players are not available or do not want to come we can't sign them. Who in this window would you realistically want. It's all right saying 'a creative midfielder ' for example but who? Its like going in to a car dealership and answering "one with wheels" when asked what you want. If the club buy players they will be players that they need not simply a player for the sake of it. It's over a week till that Scottish bloke gets all giddy on deadline day, just wait and see what happens.

5.) 30 Jul 2019 16:34:10
What everyone is forgetting is that people have to leave before we can bring new ones in. Nothing to do with finances but squad space. We were supposed to have Mignolet, Lallana, Moreno, Clyne, Kent, Wilson, Sturridge and others ( I can only remember these few off the top of my head), and only Moreno and Sturridge left. And only slightly more than a week left for the window closing. We're traveling with a squad of 28 or 29 (including the kids but not including the front 3), so that gives you an idea of how much work has to be done to bring it down to 25 for the season. There's a clear bottleneck.

6.) 30 Jul 2019 16:49:46
I think it’s going to be a long hard season. We where on the verge of ruling England and Europe for a spell and then we don’t build on our good squad, one or two first team additions would of been fantastic. I think we will be kicking ourselves come Christmas. I really hope I’m wrong and we win the prem. but my head says no.

7.) 30 Jul 2019 17:06:26
we signed two players this summer.

8.) 30 Jul 2019 22:13:58
I wonder if we spent a big portion of this years budget when we spent big last year. kind of like wat ed002 mentioned arsenal are doing this year.? im in two minds about not bringing in a player or 2 to strenthen. slightly nervous that we are standing still, but also think with players like Ox, Keita, Brewster, Wilson n even Hoever a potential RB option, that we are capable and maybe even better placed to have another big season. i guess only time will tell.

{Ed0333's Note - Hoever and Wilson aren’t first team ready mate.

9.) 30 Jul 2019 22:41:34
The same echo every day that links us with every tom, dick an harry on the planet, like today we are linked with dembele of Barcelona, yesterday kamono .

10.) 30 Jul 2019 23:57:29
If klopp wants players he will get them! Have faith!

11.) 31 Jul 2019 10:15:04
I not pool fan but have soft spot for your club. Starting see a little change in some fans bit of panic setting in, the vibe around your club as being so good and positive no not let it slip because no big name player coming in if right player was for taking i sure club would look to bring him in. Klopp looks to trust the team of players available to take team forward.

The vibe is right for yous to push on for league trust your manager backroom staff and players. I would really like see adam lallana ( sorry spelling ) have good season he quality if stays fit and klopp likes him a lot support every player who knows who could be your hero this season. Trust you club motto you never walk alone. Best of luck for season reds all over the world.

12.) 31 Jul 2019 11:35:11
Thanks Rala.




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22 Aug 2019 09:47:54
Ed002 do you have any reason to believe we will be active in the January transfer window? I know it's not usually a time clubs look to do major business but just wondered if you was aware of anything that might be happening please.


{Ed002's Note - No, Liverpool will not be planning to make changes in January.}

1.) 22 Aug 2019 10:06:14
just knew this would be virgil lol

besides what the eds have said, I still can't see were we will make "big" changes until we have some "big" exits.

2.) 22 Aug 2019 10:45:57
Virgil, come on lad we're 2 games in haha. If you are on the wind up, you have won big time!

3.) 22 Aug 2019 14:02:55
How about cornet Hahahahahaha
Up the pool.

4.) 22 Aug 2019 17:26:23
January is not the time to make "big" changes cos no one will sell you their best players who can "change" things "bigly". BTW, Klopp has never bought a soul in Jan since Stephen Caulker in Jan of 2016 under insane circumstances (our boys were getting injured and dropping like flies) . So why would he do that now?

5.) 22 Aug 2019 18:47:31
Virgil Van Dijk ring a bell?

6.) 22 Aug 2019 18:49:03
Didn't klopp signed Van dijk in January.

7.) 22 Aug 2019 19:55:44
Albanian and Flashred, VVD only arrived in Jan. That deal was already in the works through out the summer. How do we know? As soon as the whole tapping up issue blew up, I remember the Ed's saying that a whole LFC team of negotiators were already trying to "smooth things out" with the Saints and trying to mend fences with them which IMO, led to them abandoning the complaint lodged at the FA and just do the deal. The same thing happened with Naby cos Klopp tapped him up as well so we got him in Jan just like VVD.

The deal was already done hence why, Macca at the time, said we would get VVD in Jan. and got mad abuse for it by the bell-ends on this forum. The deal was already in the works right from that summer and was only announced in Dec/ Jan of 2018. Peace!

8.) 22 Aug 2019 19:55:48
He sure did Albanian Red. They don't come much bigger than VVD and only in 2018 too.

9.) 22 Aug 2019 21:08:31
I thought Liverpool apologised in August for the tapping up and announced they wouldn’t go for VVD. When VVD announcement came it was a day or so before window opened in Jan and I remember came out of nowhere.

10.) 22 Aug 2019 21:12:11
The deal for Keita was done In Aug 17 and he joined the club in July 18. Not January.

11.) 22 Aug 2019 21:19:43
Red wolf it doesn't matter when the negotiations started
We all did know about suarez agent negotiations with Barcelona about 1 year before he signed there same goes with hazard, cristianos moves to madrid greizman, van dijk, coutinho, and salah etc
It only matters when they sign and can play
All iam saying is we will sign a player if the club and klopp think is necessary doesn't matter if is January or summer.

12.) 23 Aug 2019 01:52:59
A lot can change in 6 months, no idea why you're asking now. If Klopp was planning something for January already, it would be downright stupid not to have done whatever business he was planning on doing, in the summer. Maybe by the time January comes about, things would've changed and we will be interested in signing someone but for now, sit tight, relax and watch and support our excellent team.

13.) 23 Aug 2019 23:12:49
I don't think any club would ever have plans for January whilst it's still August and the summer window just shut. There's 30 odd games of football to be played first and with very little signs of urgency shown this summer to strenghten an already full squad how can you really ask the Eds 2 games into the season if we have plans for January?

Common sense alone answers that question, it's not as if we've just had 2 or 3 crucial players break their legs or torn ACLs.



17 Aug 2019 08:13:52
Ed001 have you noticed almost every team now focuses there attack down our right hand side towards Trent? He is amazing going forward but sometimes is fought out defensively and often only sees danger once the ball has been played over him into his channel resulting in him having to try and recover sprinting 40-50yards to try an get to the attacker with the ball.

I get it's the way we are and the fact we are very attack minded but it doesn't happen as much down Robbos side who is just as attacking at Trent.

Do you think Klopp would of noticed this and been working on it with him in training? He often puts Gomez there to try and see the game out or starts him there depending on our opponents.

I love Trent to bits but just feel he needs to sharpen up ok his defensive duties, or have I got it totally wrong?


{Ed001's Note - what do you mean now? They have been doing that since he got his first start and will continue to do so until it stops being a weakness. The team will either have to adjust as a unit or he will have to learn.}

1.) 17 Aug 2019 10:12:26
Ed001 I read an article yesterday that was actually praising Klopp and his forward thinking saying his new high line is the new step ahead and we are first to do it. What it was saying was to play a high line you run the risk of a linesman having to call the decision correctly so teams would not risk it. Now with the introduction of Var, Klopp is happy to play it as the correct decision will always be made. The high line squeezes the oppositions midfield and forces them to play the ball over the top where more often than not the forward would be just offside unless the run is times perfectly. It went on to show how far forward our defensive line was forward even after we lost possession against Chelsea. I was going to copy the link and add it to the group but I was so busy I totally forgot.

{Ed001's Note - I am not so sure they are right about that. The higher the line, the easier it is to get in without being offside because you can only be offside in the opposition half. It also makes it easier for midfielders to run in behind because they are closer and so give the midfield less time to spot the run. Also if anyone truly believes VAR is infallible or even close to it, they haven't seen any football lately. They don't even know how to use it.}

2.) 17 Aug 2019 10:28:36
Ed001 yeah get what you’re saying and that was also my initial thoughts about runners from deep. In the 2 opening games we have appeared to have quite a few of the opposition get in behind. I just thought it was an interesting article as I’d not seen that argument put forward before. Hopefully back to the good old days (last season) of a nice clean sheet today against the Saints and 3 points. However I’ll take 3 points regardless of the score.

{Ed001's Note - fingers crossed. We really need to get the defence sorted quickly. You don't win titles by being wide open at the back.}

3.) 17 Aug 2019 10:38:49
In the Paisley era and beyond to Kenny’s mk.1, the half way line was the default position of the Liverpool back four at Anfield.
It’s difficult now to use City as an example of beating the press, as they’re an atypical side, but of more concern that Norwich and Chelsea could.
Hopefully it’s down to rustiness of the season just starting. Jorginho played well on Wednesday, especially the first half, and that’s a definite sign that the press was a bit uncoordinated at times.
Personally I love the high Liverpool line, and the pace of our back line.
If pace be the food of football, play on!
Quickest back four we’ve ever had. Enjoy.

4.) 17 Aug 2019 11:04:20
JK23, I see what you are saying and have seen some of our fans online saying the same thing the article is claiming BUT I am a) Not sure if this was a deliberate tactic from Klopp and b) VAR as Ed01 said, has it's flaws and we saw that on show in the Super Cup game> Our success last season was playing a high line, knowing Allison would be back there to sweep up as he is boss at that. Also, we were very compact as a team that teams could not even get through our midfield.

Now, we are playing an even higher line and as Ed said, when the opposing mids. break the offside trap from deep, we are sitting ducks esp. we we don't press well or get thru the press, like it happened several times vs Chelsea or some of the time vs Norwich. IMO, our midfield is too spread out to cover the FB's which leaves the CM position open for the oppo. to operate.

I don't have an issue with the high line esp. if we have the quickest back 4 in the PL, IMO. Now we have the higher line with a midfield too open, we are looking at disaster if that is not tweaked. Also, chopping and changing CB pairs don't help at all.

5.) 17 Aug 2019 11:33:00
In the chelsea game, first half, it was our left that was attacked more.

I think teams are going to attack our fbs more this season. But fab falls back and it makes a solid 3.also i've noticed salah playing well defensively. And mane always does. It doesn't worry me when we have alisson. I hope adrian is fit.

6.) 17 Aug 2019 11:36:24
Redwolf again mate I’m only sharing what the article was
Saying and am not trying to pass it across as my own opinion. Great comment from yourself though 👍.

7.) 17 Aug 2019 12:41:14
city showed that midfield runnera from deep and on the wings can spring our high line very easily.

8.) 17 Aug 2019 12:23:40
As im pretty clueless about tactics, do you think the higher press is anything to do with players being able to recieve the ball from their own keeper without having to stay outside the box.

Ok if yoy have ball playing defenders but invites pressure if you pass to hoofers who don't really want it. Ed 25 sorry but im thinking of zouna.

Cheers all.

{Ed025's Note - zouma is not a bad player to be fair wiltshire, he hoofs it when need be mate but he can also play the ball out when needed..

9.) 18 Aug 2019 03:13:48
I don't think that article holds substance as I can't see that being the reason for klopps defensive structure.

I'd actually argue the opposite in that by playing higher you give the attacker a much better success rate of beating the offside trap, the more space that's in behind gives the forward the option of a clear run, he doesn't need to risk making his run off the shoulder as he would need to in a deep back line. I can't see how VAR would give any advantage to the defence over attack in that scenario.

{Ed001's Note - exactly.}



15 Aug 2019 09:51:54
Morning all

A good win last night, bit worrying how open we seem in the last 2 games opposition seem to be getting plenty of chances against us. Ed001 why do you think this is please mate?

Also Ed I'm concerned what it might of taken out of the players with the extra time then the travel back probably today, only gives them Friday to recover then we are away at Saints 3pm Saturday. Few were cramping up and running on empty at the end.

You think we will be good to go again?


{Ed001's Note - because the centre backs are not yet gelling together, they need a run of games, like the whole team does. The confidence gained from winning last night will help.

They should still be high on adrenalin from last night and so be ok. It is in the weeks following that there may be a problem.}

1.) 15 Aug 2019 11:37:42
I was thinking about this last night. Whilst not the most ideal way to win (ET I mean) . This is probably a massive positive given the boost it'll give Adrian with Alisson being out a while.

I was impressed with him overall last night and loved seeing how pumped he was afterwards. I am sure it'll do wonders for him in the coming weeks when as he is called upon.

I am not sure if it would be quite the same boost for the lad if they just won it in 90 mins.

2.) 15 Aug 2019 12:00:35
The defence haven't had many games together due to international commitments etc. I think because of our defensive record last season we can look back with rose tinted glasses that no team managed an opportunity against us never mind scored!

Also, I hope the media keep bringing up our defensive issues, let teams attack and offer up more space. Give the front three space and they will tear teams to shreds. It's half the reason our defence was good last year, most teams were scared to attack us.

3.) 15 Aug 2019 12:11:11
No t a bad media strategy there, WYred.

4.) 15 Aug 2019 12:38:27
Ed001 the defence isn’t gelling no, with that in mind who would you play at CB right now? Matip or Gomez? Gomez is number 1 so wouldn’t it be better to allow him to gel with VVD again rather than let Matip get a run of games and then drop him?

{Ed001's Note - whichever duo started the season should have been kept together imo. Chopping and changing is not helpful. It doesn't help that VVD is looking out of sorts as well, defensively, though his passing from the back has been excellent. If VVD is on his game, then this doesn't really matter, he can carry the defence while the others get their game together. Right now, put a pair in and let them get settled in, there is no need to rotate for freshness this early in the season.}

5.) 15 Aug 2019 14:18:57
With you there, Ed01. Matip and VVD formed a more than formidable pair down the stretch last season and we all knew how long that took. Klopp needs to pick a pairing and run with until further notice cos the chopping and changing to me, is starting to affect VVD cos he will have to adapt his game each time depending on who is next to him. Just my take, Ed.

{Ed001's Note - I don't mind which he picks so long as he stays with it.}

6.) 15 Aug 2019 14:20:57
I think Gomez is the long term answer but agree Ed I would have started with Matip given his great form end of last season and made Gomez earn his way back in through sub appearances at CB and FB while getting fully fit.

7.) 15 Aug 2019 15:33:14
That was what I wanted, as well SGRed. We have a hot hand at CB. Go with it until it goes cold n let Gomez fight to regain his place, the same way Matip did when he was not starting.



12 Aug 2019 15:05:39
Ed looks like we've signed Lonergan on a season long loan. Does this mean that Allison's injury is worse than we was all feared. Else makes no sense having him fir a season of Allison is only out 4-6weeks?


{Ed001's Note - we took him on trial as Klopp was considering a 3rd keeper with experience anyway. It was not about Alisson being injured, it was about what deal he would take and if he had been seen as good enough.}

1.) 12 Aug 2019 17:28:14
Klopp has told sky sports that Allison is out for a few weeks.

2.) 12 Aug 2019 18:21:45
A few weeks as in 2 weeks or 5 weeks? Lol.

3.) 12 Aug 2019 18:53:06
The good thing is that two of those weeks fall within the international break.

4.) 12 Aug 2019 19:08:16
Virgil I wish I knew mate. I’ve rang and text Klopp but he’s not got back to me. Might have to give him a knock soon lol.

5.) 12 Aug 2019 19:10:56
Ed001 I can’t help but think with the club saying “a few weeks” this possibly means much longer or they don’t really no how long he will be out? It seems a bit loose to say a few weeks mate that’s all.

I really hope it’s not months?!

{Ed001's Note - don't panic mate. I am sure the club will have a good idea of how long that he will be out for.}

6.) 12 Aug 2019 19:54:28
Ok mate, trust in Adrian then for the foreseeable.

7.) 13 Aug 2019 08:10:48
Some of this is eerily similar to Kevin Durant's injury and also how the Warriors handled it. They didn't give a timetable for his return either and then when he did return after about a month out he ruptured his Achilles. Anyways hope allison looks after himself.

8.) 13 Aug 2019 10:45:00
Faith, that was a complete rarity, IMO. The Warriors med. staff bungled the whole Durant situation from jump as their prognosis was wrong. Everyone in the Basketball or sports world could not believe how badly the injury was handled. I don't think that will happen here and be rest-assured that AB will be well-taken care of.



12 Aug 2019 13:16:42
Ed001 wanted your thoughts please on if you think we will be short on centre backs should Lovren leave this window? 4 senior centre backs is the minimum needed imo and what most top sides operate with.

Do you think Sepp van den Berg could come in if he does leave?


{Ed001's Note - we will be fine, Lovren is not really reliable due to injuries, so it makes sense to let him go if he wants to go. Fabinho is an excellent fifth option and van den Berg is capable of covering a few games if needed.}

1.) 12 Aug 2019 13:22:10
I think given his injury record, his wages, and our players it wouldn’t be bad if he were too leave.

I’d like to assume that the others CB’s will remain fit!

2.) 12 Aug 2019 14:04:08
I kind of guessed that with Gomez and Matip ahead of Lovs and at his age, it was more than conceivable that he would want to leave and go play out the rest of his career at a club where he can start consistently so not so surprised about this news.

I guess this is why Klopp got Van Den Berg in early so he could either watch and learn from the 4 CB's ahead of him (Lovs included) or step into the 4th choice role were Lovs to leave and it looks like this move was anticipated. As Ed 01 also said, Fab can more than step in at CB if needed in a big game situation and Van Den Berg (who actually has played many top level games in the Eredivisie already) will also get games so I think this is a good move for all parties concerned, IMO.

3.) 12 Aug 2019 15:02:22
If Lovren leaves wouldn’t that make Fabinho the 4th option or is the new youngster ahead of him?

As versatile as Fabinho is he’ll be missed in his midfield position that he has now clearly established as his own first choice spot.

4.) 12 Aug 2019 16:03:07
I fully agree with your point, g1dgo. My opinion on this point is that it would take a huge injury crisis at CB for Sepp Van Den Berg to get his chance with Matip and Gomez ahead of him should Lovs leave. Now if that were to happen (heavens forbid), Fab may start at CB depending on the opponent and if Klopp trusts Sepp enuff to step in. I don't think it will come to this, tho IMO.

5.) 12 Aug 2019 16:18:20
How many CBs did we have injured at same time last season?

6.) 12 Aug 2019 15:49:32
Dropping Fabinho into defence removes him fro. His best position though Ed imo, we miss him when he is not in his DM spot.

Do you see any games this season were we can afford to rest Virgil? He can’t play every game but Matip and Gomez together doesn’t have the same sense of security as when Virgil is in the team.

{Ed001's Note - centre backs have no reason to need a rest. They cover much less ground than any other player on the pitch other than keeper.}

7.) 12 Aug 2019 17:21:55
Just read that since Lovren signed for us in 2014 he has never managed to play 10 consecutive games for us. I know he’s had injuries but I didn’t realise it was that bad. Learn something new every day.

8.) 12 Aug 2019 17:34:36
Ed001, unless you are Matip who covers plenty of ground with his forward runs ;P.

{Ed001's Note - fair point! Could be why he is resting now....}

9.) 12 Aug 2019 18:17:44
Hoover is a center half aswell isn't he or are we turning him into a full back.

{Ed001's Note - he can play both, it is just that centre backs tend to start off in the first team at full back so that any mistakes are less harshly punished by the opposition.}

10.) 12 Aug 2019 18:55:12
Carra, Ramos, and other CB's started at RB before making the transition.




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23 Aug 2019 20:29:17
Thank you mftonjes I appreciate that in depth reply mate, I’ve not seen that write up on it but thank you for sharing it with me 👍.




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23 Aug 2019 09:46:32
Fair enough Ed, tbh I’ve been on Hols for 2 weeks and not been on here much or read any updates on him.




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23 Aug 2019 09:22:19
No agreement yet with Nike anyway.




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20 Aug 2019 14:20:40
Thank you Ed002.

I hope he stays and helps us win more trophy’s.




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20 Aug 2019 12:53:01
Ed whilst we are on the subject of next summer, do you think Salah will again be looking to leave or is it far to early to say?


{Ed002's Note - They screwed up the best chance they had. Obviously he continues to seek maximum publicity in his quest to be the new Real Madrid poster boy although Real Madrid have a clear target for next summer. So it is far too early to say.}




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19 Aug 2019 16:58:35
I’ve not read this and wouldn’t no were to look for it tbh. Can it be taken with any accuracy Ed001?


{Ed001's Note - no idea I have not read it.}



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12 Aug 2019 19:54:28
Ok mate, trust in Adrian then for the foreseeable.




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12 Aug 2019 19:10:56
Ed001 I can’t help but think with the club saying “a few weeks” this possibly means much longer or they don’t really no how long he will be out? It seems a bit loose to say a few weeks mate that’s all.

I really hope it’s not months?!


{Ed001's Note - don't panic mate. I am sure the club will have a good idea of how long that he will be out for.}



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12 Aug 2019 18:21:45
A few weeks as in 2 weeks or 5 weeks? Lol.




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12 Aug 2019 15:49:32
Dropping Fabinho into defence removes him fro. His best position though Ed imo, we miss him when he is not in his DM spot.

Do you see any games this season were we can afford to rest Virgil? He can’t play every game but Matip and Gomez together doesn’t have the same sense of security as when Virgil is in the team.


{Ed001's Note - centre backs have no reason to need a rest. They cover much less ground than any other player on the pitch other than keeper.}