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03 Jul 2019 04:44:59
Friend from madrid tells me mane is priority for them.
Couldnt answer why though.
Surely athletico cannot spend anymore :)

akshit

1.) 03 Jul 2019 07:40:39
This is laughable. Surely a athletico isn't a bigger club.


2.) 03 Jul 2019 08:44:08
Not sure you're getting it tobi.


3.) 03 Jul 2019 09:24:39
Amount of Money Madrid have already spent and still (allegedly) after Pogba. can't see it.


4.) 03 Jul 2019 09:56:08
Atletico ^^^.


5.) 03 Jul 2019 16:28:28
Madrid (Real not the smaller club down the road) . seems to be able to spend whatever and however much they like . won't be surprised if they spent another 200m on Pogba or similar and other players . Not sure how they stay within FFP rules.


6.) 03 Jul 2019 17:45:06
Isnt ffp a three year weekend period? I imagine losing ronaldo means they have funds to spend so to speak.


7.) 03 Jul 2019 20:42:48
Why are people still fussing about FFP and money. Just forget about money. No wonder the Eds are fed up explaining themselves that they do not want to discuss finances as majority on here including myself have no idea about how transfer fees really get laid out.


8.) 06 Jul 2019 08:58:59
OP ids that the same friend who knows a friend in the Spanish media who has been touting Mane's name since we played RM in the CL? Cos if it is, he is pulling your leg. Mane to Madrid ain't happening. As Ed02 always says, "Your friend is teasing you".


 

 

09 Jan 2019 05:33:26
Hi ed001, Has ejaria gone on loan to reading? i friend told me he failed the medical, i couldn't find any such news.

akshit

{Ed001's Note - I don't know about any failed medical, not even sure he was to have one, but he is now registered as a loan player with Reading.}


1.) 09 Jan 2019 08:52:34
Thanks for the reply ed. don't think he has a future a LFC after the rangers saga. Shame as i feel he was doing pretty well for himself at rangers playing wise. let's see if he can redeem it at reading.

{Ed001's Note - he was abysmal at Rangers. He never had a future before then and he certainly doesn't after his lazy efforts there. I am going to have to assume you never saw him play for Rangers if you feel he was doing well there.}


2.) 09 Jan 2019 09:47:46
NO i didn't see it, just heard gerrard saying he is doing well in one of the interviews when he scored a goal for them.


 

 

22 Feb 2018 09:59:20
Hello eds, any interest in Luca torreira of Sampdoria from Liverpool?

akshit

{Ed002's Note - Everton were the Merseyside team who enquired about Lucas Torreira - not Liverpool.}


1.) 22 Feb 2018 15:32:15
Is he considered by Napoli as a replacement for Jorginho?


2.) 23 Feb 2018 05:00:11
I think Luca torriera is the kante of Serie A. Beastly little dynamite of a player. But of course as Ed002 has cleared it was everton and not us who enquired.
Would love him at LFC though.


 

 

05 Dec 2017 06:45:28
hi eds,
anything in the aubameyang rumours?
reading reports LFC could well sell studger, origi and ings and go for him?
if we sell all three doesn't sound bad but his wages might probably cut off any deal.

akshit

{Ed002's Note - Dortmund are willing to let Aubameyangadingdong go as they are sick of the backage. He has been offered to a couple of clubs and Liverpool might well be interested - but someone would need to make way from the first team - not the players you have listed. It is reasonable that Ings could get a loan and Origi may well want to stay in Germany in the summer. Aubameyangadingdong has been offered to an English side and an Italian side already. The Italian side see the price as high for the risk of disruption, and they are currently in turmoil. The English side is looking at someone else initially. Sturridge I don't know. But none of these are really starters. I would not rule it out but I am not aware of any approach.}


1.) 05 Dec 2017 10:33:21
So sell three hard working squad players and sign a disruptive flake who will want to start ahead of our front 3? And that too for an obscene amount of money? No chance unless Salah leaves in the summer.


2.) 05 Dec 2017 10:36:32
Ed when you say someone would need to leave mate I take it would have to be the likes of Firmino, Couts, Mane etc?

{Ed002's Note - He would want to be a starter - so go figure.}


3.) 05 Dec 2017 10:48:27
A 4-2-3-1 with Mane, Firmino and Salah behind Aubameyang would be incredible. Don’t think it would be my priority though as the defence must be our first thought and with the goals we’re scoring is it really worth the disruption?


4.) 05 Dec 2017 11:20:29
If our "Transfer Committee" have half a brain between them they'll leave well alone but I'm not sure they have the half of a brain.


5.) 05 Dec 2017 11:57:40
Only way I’d see it possible for PEA to be in the first team would be to drop bobby into coutinho role once he’s on that plane to Barcelona.


6.) 05 Dec 2017 12:00:19
Yeah right. wasnt Sadio Mane also seen as disruptive? He had prior disciplinary issue with Koeman. Looks what happen. We are not talking about some random striker. We are talking about most prolific striker last season in whole Europe. He is in bracket Lewandowski, Suarez, Kane. So please wise up and talk sense when you guys write as if he is another striker like Balloteli.


7.) 05 Dec 2017 12:29:42
There is a difference between a player who is disruptive because he doesn't fully apply himself and it gets on people's nerves, and one who just sacks off full games cause he wants to go out on the lash with his mates. He is more of a problem for squads than balotelli is, that's why he's discussed like balotelli by anyone who knows the first thing about him.


8.) 05 Dec 2017 13:37:36
Bottom line is klopp knows him. If he wants to sign him he will have confidence that can manage any issues and find a place for him in the starting 11. If he is a disruptive force surely Klopp will let it be known to the transfer folks to stay away. Nothing to worry about at all folks.


9.) 05 Dec 2017 13:46:31
Ed002 mate. which clubs (to the best of your knowledge) are currently showing any interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?

{Ed002's Note - See above - I have said that they have spoken to a couple of clubs - and that is it at the moment.}


10.) 05 Dec 2017 14:04:56
I was at the recent Dortmund v Bayern game and kept a beady eye on Aubameyang as i was keen to see how good he was. What a let down. He was a passenger for the whole game and did nothing, with Robben stealing the show. Admittedly, this is a single game, against Bayern and i had been sampling the local beers for most of the day, but from that showing, i wouldn't want him. On a side note, 83,503 people singing you'll never walk alone is truly a wonderful experience. especially with beer.


11.) 05 Dec 2017 18:28:20
Ed is there any truth that where looking for a striker Bec firmino is guna play coutino role when he leaves?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Liverpool looking for strikers in January. The club is doing just great going forward and I doubt even Klopp would be stupid enough to screw that up right now.}


12.) 05 Dec 2017 19:10:54
Thanks Ed way I’d read it seemed more about summer plans when coutino leaves.

{Ed002's Note - I am pretty certain Liverpool are not making plans like that right now.}


13.) 06 Dec 2017 01:43:15
Am I wrong to think this would be a poor move for the club?


 

 

12 Aug 2017 03:27:35
Hi Ed's, a very good morning.
Would Barcelona be willing to include sergi Roberto in a deal for pipco? Is he on the surplus list? More importantly would the forces at liverpool be interested in player+cash kind of deal?
Thank-you for you kindness in this unkind transfer window.

akshit

{Ed002's Note - He is not on the surplus list but the clubs interested in him have had little luck getting Barcelona to talk. Liverpool has shown no interest to date.}


1.) 12 Aug 2017 09:15:07
Pipe dream unfortunately. After Messi, Suarez, Busquets, Iniesta, Pique and Alba I would say Roberto is probably the next best they have. He is a really classy midfielder and not a bad right back either.


2.) 12 Aug 2017 09:29:44
I get a feeling that any player on Barca's surplus list to be included in a deal would be an above average yet nothing special player, which makes the whole idea of it unappealing.


3.) 12 Aug 2017 09:30:45
That team is slim pickings IMO apart from top two and pique.
Maybe Gomes and Ter Stegen + 80million and then we could maybe talk.

I also find it hard to believe that they wouldn't come back.
Real probably will if not as Phil is knocking on the door of best in CAM in world for me. A season in champions league and people start to take seriously.

Question for Ed02: Have Liverpool been aggressive enough in pursuit of players this transfer window? Do you think if we'd have put money where our mouth is we could've got things do for targets?

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has gone about the transfers in the entirely wrong way - but it is nothing about money.}


4.) 12 Aug 2017 10:32:18
Did I just read "has Liverpool been aggressive enough this window? "
Only way they could have been more aggressive is if VVD and NK where bundled into the boot of Klopps BMW and driven to Melwood.

{Ed002's Note - He has a KR200 - there is only room for one of them.
https://twitter.com/WonderDogSparky/status/696334510737203200 }


5.) 12 Aug 2017 10:41:17
Should have looked outside the club for a sporting director promoting from within where a culture of incompetance has been prevelant for years just breeds more err incompetance . we have seen more of the same this transfer window. they should burn that rick parry guide to doing transfers.


6.) 12 Aug 2017 10:46:39
Why majorly weaken our team selling a player with years of contract when we can keep him, get a good year out of him and sell him for AT LEAST the same price judging by how transfers are rising year by year. its the same as Liepzig (why have no want or need to sell the player and we don't need the money) .


7.) 12 Aug 2017 13:38:16
8;minutes and our defence exposed. We are such a good team, something really needs to be done with our defence. Vvd as soon as. It'll be embarrassing but not as embarrassing as losing to mediocre teams.


8.) 12 Aug 2017 14:03:41
Ed, sorry couldn't find new post icon. Any idea why we didn't move for Joe Hart? It seems mad as we were the only team at the top he could've gone to bar city. He is surely an upgrade on what we currently have.

{Ed001's Note - because he is crap.}


9.) 12 Aug 2017 14:19:53
Totally agree Eds. The only reason he doesn't get called out on his mistakes is 'cause he's English.


10.) 12 Aug 2017 14:22:12
Didn't Torinos owner come out and say he didn't expect an England goalkeeper to make so many mistakes? Says it all really.


11.) 12 Aug 2017 14:44:44
Fair enough guys. I have to disagree with Steve wonder, England gks have had a hard time over last ten years, Carson Robinson and the other fella all made one mistake and we're dropped forever. I have always felt Hart was over rated but rest of country seemed to disagree. Until the euros where he was crap. What Hart does well is organise and control defence and I feel that is what we are lacking. But I buy that he has lost it.


12.) 12 Aug 2017 17:41:24
Nah it seems like he does superred but he just shouts loudly. Literally I think that is his only trick. Shouting and chest thumping.


13.) 12 Aug 2017 19:09:14
Sergi roberto is such a tidy passer, If we were to take him i would want him in CM, not being put as a rb like Barcelona shifted him out. Would still rather keep couts though.


14.) 12 Aug 2017 20:17:49
Dear Jurgen. we're going to take your star player and you can have anyone off our surplus list.

Yeh right!


15.) 12 Aug 2017 22:37:01
Under FSG, we haven't taken any surplus players as part of big money transfers out. I don't know if FSG think the supporters see such a scenario as Liverpool accepting cast-offs, but the sale of Torres, Sterling and Suarez didn't bring back any players from Chelsea, Man City or Barcelona.

I suspect it will be the case this time too. Why should Liverpool buy players who we don't need?


16.) 13 Aug 2017 07:04:17
@ superred91

losing to mediocre teams?

Last time I checked 3-3 was not a losing score line.


17.) 13 Aug 2017 15:28:23
Red, it sure felt like it was a loss .


18.) 13 Aug 2017 16:01:52
Fair point resend but we were losing 2.1 when I wrote that post and wasn't necessarily talking about watford. Was talking about defence in general.

Yeah, again I thought there were tonnes of positives from watford game.


19.) 14 Aug 2017 14:37:46
If Barcelona want coutinio and they want to offer a player or two in the deal then it has to be one of their top players. Next time they offer rahifina we should send em markovic in no 10 shirt. Don't think the part exchange is going to happen is it? Just psper talk. The first two offers were cash.

I think if we were to do a swap it has to be iniesta. If it truly is a iniesta replacement (pc) then we'll take the replaced player. The fact is, they just want the world's best south America players.


 

 

 

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01 Sep 2019 17:22:01
75 million de ligt got walked over by napoli in 10 minutes there.
Just tells you how low defending standards are in todays football.
Just makes me appreciate VVD robbo matip gomez fab and TAA even more.

akshit

1.) 01 Sep 2019 22:04:55
De Ligt is overrated and always has been, IMO. Could he still fulfill his potential? Absolutely BUT I just don't think he is as good as people were/ are raving about him.


2.) 02 Sep 2019 00:48:33
VVD raves about De Ligt and I would guess he is in a very good position to judge . Napoli are a very good team, look far sharper than last year .


3.) 02 Sep 2019 08:35:18
VVD is hardly going to say anything else is he. Whaen asked the question he just says he is a good young player who can improve, he is not going to say his Gran is quicker.


4.) 02 Sep 2019 09:43:20
I agree with your assessment of the current level of defending standard being so poor. Just look at the champions league for example. The top clubs in the world and over the last few years there has hardly been any memorable defensive quality. Last season we had a strong defence for sure but we still lost 3 group games, conceded in every away knockout round and rode our luck with Barcelona at anfield. Every top side was vulnerable to conceding 3 or 4 goals regularly, city vs spurs, ajax vs spurs, LFC vs Barca. Madrid, juve, bayern having a leaky defence as their downfall. The year before psg and Barcelona were conceding for fun, we smash 5 past a hapless Roma but then concede enough goals to give them hope of comeback.

In previous years there were top class defences built with real quality. Atletico Madrid recently, juve with chiellini bonucci buffon in their prime, Chelsea with carvalho Terry cole cech, United with van der sar vidic Ferdinand evra, Milan side with nesta maldini. Bayern even when neuer lahm hummels boeteng in prime.

Today there is no standout world class backline. Huge money is being forked out for defenders now simply because there's such a small number of quality available. World record fees shouldn't be needed to get you a Harry Maguire, wan bissaka, walker, mendy, De ligt, Hernandez level of player.

It's a part of the game that is rapidly declining. In England all the top clubs had a vidic, Terry, carragher, kompany etc as top performing strong leaders. Today's standard has Chelsea, arsenal, spurs, United not capable of keeping clean sheets to lesser sides while us and city having the strongest defences still don't look regularly solid. Juve, bayern, Dortmund, Madrid, Barca, Atletico have all been conceding goals for fun this season so far.


5.) 02 Sep 2019 13:52:50
Young Lad, one game. He has some great strengths and definitely has things to work on.

The price reflects his high potential rather than his current ability but let's give it some time.

{Ed001's Note - I remain to be convinced as he shows no ability to defend. The money seems to be paid for his ability on the ball rather than his ability to defend.}


6.) 02 Sep 2019 19:00:50
Roy, what were you expecting VVD to say about a fellow compatriot and CB partner? That he is crap and is not good enuff? Think, man.

I'm with Ed01 on this one. I am yet to be convinced about De Ligt cos yes he is good on the ball, he simply can't defend for now. There is a reason why I think Gomez is already better than him. Gomez is great on the ball, faster, more physical with a higher ceiling. He can also defend one one one in wide areas as a CB cos well, he can play RB.

{Ed025's Note - your right redwolf, what roy does not realize is that every single liverpool player is out of this world and absolutely brilliant and world class, every other player on the planet is totally crap and they can only wish that they played for the reds,...come on roy get with the programme..


 

 

29 Aug 2019 17:42:10
Liverpool dortmund inter Leipzig.

akshit

1.) 29 Aug 2019 18:30:40
You got 1 right. 😁.


2.) 29 Aug 2019 18:40:30
Which one?


3.) 29 Aug 2019 18:44:47
Liverpool lol.


4.) 29 Aug 2019 18:58:12
Liverpool.


5.) 29 Aug 2019 21:29:00
Do city pay for their CL draws?

{Ed025's Note - i dont think so agger, but they do moan all the time about other teams getting preferential treatment....oh no they dont thats.....


6.) 30 Aug 2019 07:42:15
Actually i got two right😁.


7.) 30 Aug 2019 14:34:22
No, its the other red bull team aks.


 

 

25 Aug 2019 15:25:10
Not because of matchday fever but we should sign that harry wilson guy.


Oh wait a minute.

He is once in a generation talent on dead balls. That free kick against city was nuts. I applaud the club finding good loan deals for him.
I think after this years experience he is definitely liverpool ready if he wasnt considered good enough now.

akshit

{Ed001's Note - did you actually watch him? He scored one free kick and then was awful. Loose touches, standing round watching his man run off him, he is just not doing enough. He needs a kick up the arse because talent is not everything.}


1.) 25 Aug 2019 16:40:23
ed001 he did put a good ball in before the goal at 0-1 should have been put away for 1-1. but he does remind me Shaqiri does not do enough in games but as an impact sub or my be at home to the lesser teams that just sit back teams with 9 men behind the ball teams like arsenal could open them up.

{Ed001's Note - he is worth far more in transfer fees than he would be in coming off the bench. I would much rather have Brewster or Divvy there for the impact sub role. We can get a good fee for Wilson and he is never going to hold down a first team place, so we should take it. If you start hanging on to coasters it sends out the wrong message to other players.}


2.) 25 Aug 2019 16:42:23
Just on a side note. How ON EARTH is Steve Cook still a Premier League player? It’s these kind of decisions that stop Bournemouth progressing. Has Howe taken them as far as he can?

{Ed001's Note - Howe has no idea about defending.}


3.) 25 Aug 2019 16:49:57
Thats why i said its a good loan for him and he will be ready next season.


4.) 25 Aug 2019 16:51:47
Clearly. The Bournemouth defending for all 3 of City’s goals today was unprofessional, you could see each goal happening 30 seconds before it actually did. Howe is a Brendan-lite coach - squanders mountains of cash on championship players, never improves the team beyond a certain level and plays an awful, inefficient, pretentious style of football.


5.) 25 Aug 2019 16:56:49
Wilson did three things on the pitch today in his 70 mins today. He scored a brilliant free kick. Got fouled by Sterling off the ball and laid on a good ball for Callum Wilson who should have done better vs Ederson, IMO. That was about it. You did not know he was playing after all that cos I rarely saw him put in tackle or any type of graft. Sorry, Wilson will be sold and I for one, welcome it cos clearly, he is not good enuff cos if he was, he would still be here.


6.) 25 Aug 2019 18:44:35
Wilson is certainly not 'Liverpool ready', excellent dead ball deliveries but anonymous for the rest of the match. Does not track back or work hard enough off the ball, I would think he is exactly the kind of player Klopp does not want in his team.
Lets see how his loan goes this season, but I think Ed01 has summed it up perfectly and Liverpool should take the money and run.


7.) 25 Aug 2019 18:53:51
@ed001 It’s weird n Just funny! Did u guys see the difference n the impact when he’s on? He’s being named as Bournemouth star man tonight. He’s a gd player. Just not suitable for JK tactics where he reuiqre combative players instead of creative players.

{Ed001's Note - bizarre as he just doesn't do enough.}


8.) 25 Aug 2019 20:16:08
MkReds, "Klopp prefers combative players instead of creative players? " What are you on about, man? Are you saying that our front three are just combative and not creative? Bobbie leads the PL in assists for the past two seasons among CF's, I reckon. Salah is an assist master as well and to some extent, so is Mane (who actually plays the no. 10 role for Senegal) .

"He was Bournmouth star man". So what? Does LFC look like being at the same level as B'mouth, man? B'mouth are midtable fodder while LFC is the best team in Europe and top 2 in the PL. Again, are you for real? Inaccuracy does not even begin to describe your post. I would understand your post coming from a rival fan who does not watch us play or is just trying to whind people up BUT coming from a supposed LFC fan, it is even worse.


9.) 25 Aug 2019 20:58:41
I've heard so many people today complaining about us letting Wilson out on loan, it's laughable that simply a great free kick gets many clueless fans thinking he's good enough. They've literally judged him on that one moment and clearly not analysed his overall match contributions.

Yet the general opinion these same fans give on coutinho is that he offers nothing asides from hitting screamers and he's not a good fit for us. So many contradictions it's laughable how strong opinions are made with zero factual insight to base them on.

Even if Wilson scores another 15 free kicks this season he's still not capable of offering this Liverpool team what we need.

Let's remember the likes of Charlie Adam or nuri sahin as guys who had only style over substance.


10.) 25 Aug 2019 21:17:18
hahaha every time I watch harry, 90% of the game he is disengaged then he springs to life in the attacking third. I really want him to develop the rest of his game but from a distance it looks like he has fallen as in love with his motd highlights as the fans have.


11.) 25 Aug 2019 22:34:12
I agree with Ed 100%. Sell him. Why would we want someone who is JUST a free kick specialist? We'd be playing with 10 men most of the match until that one moment that there is a free kick 30 yards out.


12.) 26 Aug 2019 00:09:52
2 goals from 3 games that he did not do the full 90 for a 15-> 20m rated young winger who just joint a premiership team is not bad. Bournemouth are thinking they got themselves a bargain. don't know what most of you expect from him. he is one of our own be happy for him. most of you bark about youth here is one trying to shine and you just RIP him to pieces.


13.) 26 Aug 2019 01:51:30
No one has been ripping him to pieces or slating him, just saying that he's not a fit for our team and calling it how it is, no disrespect has been shown to him just realistic reasoning why klopp is clearly right in not needing him. 2 goals in 3 games is great but that's not at all a measure of wether he'd be suitable for us. Ashley Barnes has 4 goals doesn't mean he's good enough to play for us.


14.) 26 Aug 2019 06:58:05
No room for sentimentality, Roy. If he's good enough let's keep him. If he's not, let's wish him the best. We need players who play a good, hard, 90 minutes each and every week and, despite the occasional goal, Harry doesn't do that.


15.) 26 Aug 2019 07:52:33
its because we know that he can do that already. The detractors want to see the rest of his game develop so he can fit in next season.


16.) 26 Aug 2019 13:14:11
People forget so easily that we have let much better players leave (Suso, Teixeira and Luis Alberto come to mind) because they still didn't fit the mold Klopp has in mind for his midfielders. I doubt there'd be so much interest if Wilson was not homegrown.


17.) 26 Aug 2019 17:44:59
Remember the last bloke we had at the club who was rated mostly for his set pieces? Charlie something? He worked out well.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see lads come through from the youth system, but he needs more than a tasty freekick in his locker to convince me and more importantly, to convince Klopp. That's presumably why we let him go on loan to a Premier League club, to see can he step up.


18.) 26 Aug 2019 19:06:02
Roy, please stop with the whole "righteous indignation" stuff, ok? Thi is footie at the highest level and if you think any of us care about Wilson's stats of two goals in 3 games w/ o considering the rest of his body of work in those game like you are doing now, then you are fooling yourself.

I could not be arsed about his misleading stats. The guy does NADA on the pitch if he is not scoring a screamer. What happened before and after the screamer? Nothing and if that does not change, he will be sold and you can then support whatever team he plays for.


 

 

04 Aug 2019 11:31:06
Whats everybody's view of maguire. 80 million pounds. Is he that good?
I mean Leicester were pretty average last season and conceded a lot.
Is he all that good. I think he very poor witthout the ball and that's what 90 percent of defending is about.

akshit

1.) 04 Aug 2019 11:48:36
He improves what they have but to compare him to Virgil is just insane. He’s a steady and solid enough CB but if they are banking on him making the same impact as Virg did with us I think they are in for a shock.


2.) 04 Aug 2019 11:49:17
Maybe good enough for Europa League but not top drawer.

Will be found out when playing elite clubs.

Trouble for United is that at least two of the elite clubs are on their doorstep.

{Ed025's Note - man city and everton?.


3.) 04 Aug 2019 11:51:27
Thats the funny thing, Leicester were not exactly a formidable defensive unit. They are selling a defender for 80m and they may even get a better defensive record by the end of the season. I say maybe because Brendan is the coach.


4.) 04 Aug 2019 11:51:38
I think he’s slow, lumpen, not good with pacy mobile attackers and certainly not a defender you’d play in a high line. United fans made a lot of us spending £75m on van Dijk, yet they’ve spaffed more on an inferior player, that price tag is going to be a millstone around his neck, VVD handled it well, I don’t think Maguire will be able to handle it in the same manner.

{Ed025's Note - you mean you hope..


5.) 04 Aug 2019 11:53:37
In a fair world no player is worth anywhere near what is paid these days. But we do not live in a fair world. For me he’s not worth the price however Utd desperately need a centre half. Does he improve them? I think he does massively. But that is more to do with how poor they have been defensively. With Maguire, Wan Bisaaka and De Gea you would imagine they will be a lot stronger defensively this season. So if that’s the case he could turn out to be worth the money for them.


6.) 04 Aug 2019 12:12:27
Attempt to weaken their competitors for 6th!


7.) 04 Aug 2019 12:52:10
The funny thing is that VVD's fee was 75m only cos of the tapping up issue with Klopp. Ed02 said agent fees alone was 13m. Taking that into account, VVD would have cost much less than 75m had we done things right.

This is what makes the Maguire signing at 80m even more unfathomable. Everyone who saw VVD in the PL with Saints, knew he could one day, be great cos his potential and ability were immense and his upside was tremendous. Who that the same of Maguire when they saw him lumber his carcass around for Hull in the PL? I would guess very little to nobody at all. I mean seriously, if you had 80m to blow on a CB, would Maguire be the one you would pick?

IMO, This signing stinks of desperation and rank fecklessness and for the Utd fans slating us for dropping 75m for VVD, they are the ones with eggs on their faces for spending 80m on a player who is by a few miles, inferior to him. Good luck with that, guys. You're going to need it, IMO.


8.) 04 Aug 2019 13:02:42
I think he is an ok defender, but the reality is that there are not that many great ones around. Man Utd were desperate for a defender, and due to the price Liverpool paid for Van Dijk, Leicester were always going to demand an enormous fee.
I thought at the time, Liverpool were crazy to spend £70 million on Van Dijk but we all think he was a baragain now. The cost of players has gone right up since then.
Maguire will definitely improve Utd, but its not his fault he cost more than Van Dijk but is inferior to him. Liverpool have got the best defender in the world, so no point comparing the players or fees.


9.) 04 Aug 2019 13:14:23
If Leicester's scouting team have anything about them, they should be able to get an upgrade on Harry Mcguire for half that amount.


10.) 04 Aug 2019 13:25:00
Agree with 6times above, Maguire doesn’t have the pace.
I wonder about their back 4, it all doesn’t look quick enough to play a high press, nor are the full backs a huge threat going forward.
Over £130 m on two defenders for that outcome?


11.) 04 Aug 2019 13:52:55
It sounds like United back four will have no pace if the stories about their full back are true along with carthorse Maguire.

Wan Bisaka will be 10 yards further up the pitch than the rest of that back line .

If they can’t offload Pogba and they use that static Matic they should be picked off by anyone with any pace. And we have pace all over the place.


12.) 04 Aug 2019 14:04:18
More bus parking from United is the most likely outcome from all this.


13.) 04 Aug 2019 11:55:48
No 25, keep it scouse! Liverpool and Liverpool U23's ;)


14.) 04 Aug 2019 12:08:05
Having hope is nice ed025.it would be really awesome to play against Everton in the ucl finals one day u know.

{Ed025's Note - i wish liverbird, but it could happen i suppose mate..


15.) 04 Aug 2019 12:20:02
Hey ed025 you got a good young striker there. Are you excited to see how he gets on in the prem.

{Ed025's Note - very much so tim, but i thought the same about sandro mate and look how that turned out..


16.) 04 Aug 2019 12:21:36
He’s just a fat headed Michael Keane Ed025. 😉.

{Ed025's Note - hes a good player for me 6times, lacks a bit of pace but very good on the ball mate..


17.) 04 Aug 2019 17:18:39
To be fair he's a good centre back. Very good. And improves utd a lot. But they got their pants pulled down at 80mil. that's ridiculous. Id have been shocked had it been anything over 50mil.

I think the lad has earned his shot at a big side. Could have pushed for a move last season but knuckled down and played. Okay. If it wasnt utd id wish him well. Type of cb you don't like playing against i guess. With the right coaching (and diet) he could be a top cb.


18.) 04 Aug 2019 17:29:59
Decent CD, ok on the ball, good heading, slow to turn. Wouldn't make our bench, Lovren and Matip edges it for me, with VVD and Gomez starting.


19.) 04 Aug 2019 18:11:43
At the end of the day, you do have to have a bit of a chuckle, to go from talking about signing Koulibaly, Verane, Alderwiereld et al, to then end up spaffing a world record on slab head is amusing. Everton should have offered them Michael Keane back for half of it. I’m pretty sure Ed Woodward would have gone for that too.


20.) 04 Aug 2019 18:20:23
I think Solskjaer imagines him as a sort of Ferdinand/ Vidic type signing that is going to shore up the entire defence but I think he is massively over-estimating his quality. He is very good on the ball, no question, and he is an improvement over what United currently have. That wouldn't be difficult though because what United currently have is absolutely dire. I think Maguire is slow and cumbersome and I don't think he reads the game particularly well. The transfer fee is neither here nor there because all transfers are just ridiculous these days but, as a player, I'm not sure he is going to solve United's defensive woes.


21.) 04 Aug 2019 18:33:56
Maguire is not even better than Gomez nor Matip n I don't think anyone would pay anywhere near 80m for either of them so Utd got whipped badly and like someone said, Leicester could get an upgrade on Maguire easily for well below even 50m.

{Ed025's Note - of course gomez and matip are better...maguire is a good player but those two are world class, i dont know why united never offered £500,000,000 for each of them they are that good, household names around the world and even the kaiser looks second rate compared to these two.. :)


22.) 04 Aug 2019 19:40:44
Ed25, love the banter.

{Ed025's Note - thats what its all about redwolf friendly banter, or we would all be zombies...like city,s fans.. :)


23.) 04 Aug 2019 19:50:30
I don't see a massive difference between gomez and maguire. I wouldn't swap, i know that.

{Ed047's Note - Gomez is way better and will only get better


24.) 04 Aug 2019 21:10:16
Robbie, Gomez is miles ahead of Maguire, IMO. Maguire is slow as a slug, does not read the game well, is stiff in his hips so is weak on the turn when a striker spins him. Gomez is none of these. Already, if you have stiff hips and can't turn on a dime when rolled or have no pace at all or can't defend one on one out in space, you can't play RB which Gomez plays cos he possesses all the attributes I just mentioned.

Maguire possesses none of these things. Maguire also does not read the game well and tho Gomez is not great at this either, he still has time to learn next to a true 75m-80m CB in VVD. Like I said, I would not even pay anywhere near 80m for Gomez even tho his upside is tremendous.


25.) 04 Aug 2019 21:11:26
{Ed025's Note - that's what its all about redwolf friendly banter, or we would all be zombies. like city, s fans. :)

You had me in stitches with that last part, Ed.

{Ed025's Note - cheers..


26.) 04 Aug 2019 22:55:17
I think they overpaid, He seemed average last season. United fans were flaming us about the VVD deal but he came in and just helped take us to the next level.

I can't see the same thing happening with Maguire, it might but I just can't see it. Maybe help a little bit but i don't really see him as much of a improvement over who they already have.

Also seeing links with Dybala now. Rated him so much a few years ago but seemed to have slowed down even gone backwards in development. Think that is risky, has all the potential but can he apply it, the prem will be a bit more physical than Italy!


 

 

28 Jul 2019 07:33:16
ok lots going on about how we not adding anyone.
lets look at facts here, our fist team picks itself
ali, Taa, vvd, gomez, robbo, fab, hendo, gini, firmino, mane, salah. let's say that's our first team. (arguably we could change someone in midfield but let's just say that is our first team)

then we see who we have on bench
so we got - migs, matip, ox, rhian, origi - (lets presume that's our bench - it looks adequate - not super strong but enough cover in there)

now we still have - milner, lallana, keita, lovren, shaq, clyne (injured i know) (all probably first team players for us at some point) that's a lot of backup in midfield atleast.

then the youth - too many of them

how do we add and where do we add?
certainly we need nothing in mids and defense
we could add a versatile cover for wing backs but again he will not be first team player. can add a striker winger mix but he won't be first team either.
Very few players out there that are any good and would sit on that would sit on bench.

i think i don't know if this would be popular opinion - we could add dani alves for a season for covering wingback. not sure if he has a season in him but i think he is an ok backup. But then it stops lewis, larroucci and others at the club.

I think klopp wants a team and he has one and he is very right in sticking by it.
I would never want to be in klopps shoes, its a tough job. if he wins things he is a legend if he doesn't every man and his dog will be like i told you so.

i will stick with the manager here we have no space in team to add to and we don't need to.

akshit

{Ed025's Note - if you keep saying it im sure that in the end you will believe it akshit..


1.) 28 Jul 2019 08:31:27
Ak, in many ways I agree with you but has anyone worked out how many games we could end up playing this coming season and before anyone starts I am not saying we are going to win everything. I am just a little concerned that if and when we pick up key injuries the true strength of our squad will be tested. My biggest concern is the potential injuries and lethargy of the front three that we depend on so much.


2.) 28 Jul 2019 08:43:12
Careful Cornish you might face the firing squad for speaking common sense.


3.) 28 Jul 2019 09:06:02
Look i get the concerns but who do we add. Players that are good won't join to sit on bench. Players that can be good, well why not give our players a chance.
These are juat questions. I know it won't hurt to have more options but who do we add is the question and there are very few answers.
Unfortunately that's how it is this day.


4.) 28 Jul 2019 08:58:55
I think the key is front three we don't depend on one we have three goal threats if we take an injury to one we have origi or brewster to add to the already strong other two or we could change formation we do have an abundance of midfield players to choose from.

{Ed025's Note - an abundance of midfielders who are grafters and work horses though berg, all much of a muchness for me mate, dont get me wrong the system liverpool play makes it work, but i think you need to add a bit more creativity but thats just my view of course..


5.) 28 Jul 2019 09:16:14
I think you can always add options to a squad, however if the club decided that adding a few youngsters is the best we can do because of circumstance I’m not going to be overly disappointed either.
My preference would still be add extra cover up top and a player that can cover both RB and LB if they exist.

All teams get injuries, look at our defence over the festive schedule and into January this year. But you can’t keep a squad to cover for those instances as they’d be unhappy for the rest of the season. Hopefully we progress in the league cup and our u23’s go well in the EFL cup so they get competitive experience then they can cover if we are unlucky to get two injuries to the same position.


6.) 28 Jul 2019 09:24:38
Alisson, Arnold, Gomez, Robbo, Keita and Fabinho are all very young and in some cases it was their first season in England. To claim they won't be even better next year is just ignorance. Ox, Lovren and Lallana will hopefully stay fit this year. Brewster, Van Den Berg and Larouci add a bit more quality to the fringes. Origi is back to his best and will be involved from day one unlike last year where his first game was in the January FA cup game. Hopefully Lonergan and Cornet will sign to top it off.

I don't see the problem. This has been expected all summer. It's a huge win alone that we've not lost any of our key players. Virgil, Gini, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Firmino and Salah are all great players as well as dressing room leaders and we've basically tied them all down for the foreseeable future. Historically we'd have lost at least 1 or 2 of them to Man City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona etc. Just be happy we are now at the same level as those clubs and can keep our best players.


7.) 28 Jul 2019 09:40:47
I think that’s the problem and answer all in one. We keep saying why would we sign anyone who would be happy to sit on our bench. The answer is I believe Klopp doesn’t want a player who wants to sit on the bench and pick up a wage. He would surely want players who would want to come in and challenge for a starting first team place. It’s easy to say our first team picks itself (quite a number of that first team didn’t overturn Barcelona 4-0 mins) but injuries, dips in form and rest all happen in the game. We could end up playing 60-70 games next season competing for 7 separate trophies so we need quantity and quality in that squad. There’s a difference in finishing the season with a few of those trophies to none.

{Ed047's Note - just my opinion but I think most would agree that City have the best squad.

So how many have voiced their unhappiness at being on their bench, game time etc, maybe only Sane. Rodri has just signed for them, is he a guaranteed starter ahead of Fernandinho.

I may be wrong but you have to keep adding when you’re in such a great position, which you are.


8.) 28 Jul 2019 10:07:04
Ed047 did you know we have 45 players at the club or on loan who have played for the 1st team now? We can't just keep adding mate. The squad is bloated and the more you bloat it, the less one to one coaching the core 20-25 players receive.

I'd have liked to replace a few players such as Clyne, Moreno, Lallana and Sturridge but those guys played less than 1000 minutes combined last season. Who wants to come in and play less than 10 games a season?


9.) 28 Jul 2019 10:25:06
Plain bread. There’s a reason they played so little minutes mate. And that’s because Klopp didn’t trust them or when they did play the team performance dropped. Look at Origi he has been used sparingly under Klopp in his whole time here. His performances picked up and Klopp then gave him far more minutes. If all our squad were trusted by Klopp they would be getting ample minutes a season.


10.) 28 Jul 2019 09:58:41
Careful Ed47! You’re talking sacrilege for saying we don’t have the best 24 players on the planet and every other player out there would only be a “benchwarmer” for us.

{Ed047's Note - I understand concerns such as plain breads but then it’s got to be better squad management.

I’m using City again as a yard stick but it’s that core of 18 to 23 players in your squad that you have to improve surely.

You are such a big attraction as a club right now, if I was a top pro I’d want to join your squad and be in with a chance of winning stuff and playing for Klopp.

We had Bellerin burst onto the scene and grab his chance, his competition for a place was woeful and his form dipped.

It’s just my opinion from the outside looking in Casey


11.) 28 Jul 2019 10:37:49
Plain bread. that’s exactly the point that a few of us and Ed47 is making. The squad is bloated with players not good enough to play for us! We needed more quality to make the 1st team and bench better. 2 days after the win in Madrid we should have told the 10-15 players that needed to go let go, thanks but this is end for you. We’ve wasted the best opportunity in years to win league this year.


12.) 28 Jul 2019 10:48:04
Again its all questions, suggest any probable players who improve the squad and add to our first team or its just moaning.
Fact of the matter remains unless we spend 100 millions on a player nobody of note that instantly improves our squad is available and even if we spend that much the player isn't a guaranteed starter given our first team.

Again the issue is not we need players to add, the issue is who do we add and unfortunately there are no answers to that.
Would you go and spend 80 millions on pepe and have him on bench? Or would he like to be on bench? That is the issue here.
People do forget there happens to be a january window in case the sesson and injuries get better of us, which also is an if statement.
The market is bullocks and we can't add players worth 100 millions and then not play them.
I get the too many games thing but klopp has options.
There are suggestions to add a versatile cover at full back and a creative player but no names? Who do we add?

{Ed047's Note - just a quick point for you mate, just tot up the value of players you think sit on City’s bench.


13.) 28 Jul 2019 11:17:16
Casey how can you say we have wasted the best opportunity to win the league this year when it hasn’t even happened yet? Or are you friends with people in the know and we should all be placing guaranteed bets now?


14.) 28 Jul 2019 11:31:56
Again ed those kind of similar players are available for 100 millions today mate. Btw our bench also is over 100 millions of players mate.

And then You don't get a sane for 38 million now.

What was the price being quoted for zaha? Do you think he improves your squad one bit mate?
That is exactly my point - players that make our bench super duper aren't available to us. If they were we would be bidding.

You can't participate in madness and that is what this window has been. You just can't bid 100 millions for cover and improvement.

Name the 10-15 players you'd sell to trim the squad and buy luxury backups?

{Ed047's Note - it’s not 10 or 15 players though mate, no one really gets rid of that many in one go.

City just paid £60 odd million for a top quality player, you just need to add one or two to your fantastic team to build the levels higher.

You’ve got there you just need to keep moving forward, that’s what I’m saying, didn’t Fergie do the same thing with his winning squads, just added 1 or 2.

There is no room for sentiment, Wenger did it and look how ultimately bad that turned out for us.


15.) 28 Jul 2019 12:25:46
Ed047 our 18-23 core is good. Alisson, Mignolet, Arnold, Virgil, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Robbo, Milner, Hendo, Gini, Fabinho, Ox, Keita, Shaqiri, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Salah and Origi. That's as good a 20 players as any team in Europe can reel off. Throw in Van Den Berg, Kelleher and Brewster who are all listed as first team players on the official site and there is the 23 you cite. Who in there is a poor player? Migs, Lallana and Lovren aren't great players but that's the back up keeper, 4th choice centre back and 7th choice midfielder. I'd say they are as good as Bravo, Delph and Stones who were City's equivalents last season.

If City's squad depth is so much better than ours how come they only managed 1 more point than we did last year? They won the league because of the head to head record. We should've beaten them at Anfield if we wanted to win the league, instead of relying on others to do our dirty work for us. I'd say we need one more forward and hopefully that will be Cornet. Klopp disagrees I know, but I'd have replaced Lallana too. It is what it is. It's hard to improve a squad that is the Champions of Europe and the 3rd best in Premier League history on points accumulated.

{Ed047's Note - I’m not saying it’s easy Plain Bread but if there is an opportunity to upgrade the likes of Lallana, Lovren and to a degree Matip then I think a club going places, like yourselves, should take it.

I should add it’s been pointed out to me Danilo and Jesus were also not happy with their playing time at City and the truth is very few players are.

I actually still think you’ll win the league this year but I’m just one for adding quality when you’re in the position you are.


16.) 28 Jul 2019 12:41:46
Their isn’t currently a first team option available at the right price or the club would have moved. Klopp is ruthless when he needs to be (as we saw with Karius) . That’s all there is to it.


17.) 28 Jul 2019 12:44:35
There isn’t a first team player available at the right price or the club would have moved. Klopp is ruthless when needed as we saw with Karius. In terms of improving the bench the window hasn’t closed yet and I still suspect a player will be brought in.


18.) 28 Jul 2019 12:33:58
I really hope Ox and Keita can push on this season and be the creative midfield option we were lacking last season, both have the attributes I feel, Ox needs to try to stay fit and Keita needs to settle, regain fitness and integrate into the squad, I really hope Curtis Jones can be around the squad this season and try and find a place in the team, I think Larouci will be the main fullback cover along with Milner, Hendo and Gomez, he seems like a very good player in the making and quick as heck, but definitely needs to work on his defensive side of the game, my concern is the wings really, is shaq enough cover? he did have issues towards the end of the season and wasn't used much, but I think he's a good squad player, but is he enough cover? I personally would look for a quick forward/ winger who's hungry, to push the forwards for the starting spot, and be a impact sub with pace for games where we are struggling to penetrate defences, I think even if we don't buy anyone, we can compete on all fronts, but if we do, we could win on all fronts :)


19.) 28 Jul 2019 13:38:42
For akrubbish as requested,

Mignolet, Karuis, Bogdan, Clyne, Randall, Moreno, Phillips, Lovren, Matip, Lallana, Chrivella, Grujic, Kane, Kent, Ejaria, Allan, Awoniyi, Woodburn, Wilson, Ojo, Sturridge, Origi and Adekanye.


20.) 28 Jul 2019 14:02:24
Casey, I agree with all except Matip, Lovren and Origi. They're perfect back up players in my opinion.

Lallana, Moreno, Sturridge and Mignolet are the ones I was most hopeful we'd replace. Brewster and Larouci look likely to replace Sturridge and Moreno, but Migs and Lallana look set to be here next year. Although, maybe that's who Lonergan and Cornet could replace if signed?


21.) 28 Jul 2019 20:44:17
Why when you question why the club are not adding quality to strengthen further to be in with a chance of getting past city, your moaning? Why when making the above point is it the name "pepe" is mentioned and the figure "£80 million"? I think it shows people care about the team stagnating and the future direction and not moaning, it's this arrogance that's really frustrating, there's a core of you on here who will not have a word said against anything LFC related, even when some things are clearly not right (lallana like a new signing for example) we're not the best team in the universe and have no flaws whatsoever, sorry to break that to you all. I'll use this Ella Wilcox quote again "to sin by silence makes cowards out
of men".

Oh and as a footnote, all of you saying that the money is available should klopp want it is nonsense, he's quoted today saying we can't afford big money signings we can't match Manchester city, I'm paraphrasing but that's the gist. So as I've stated many many many times, we are a sell to buy club and always will be with the current regime.


 

 

 

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Yea and potentially 60+ games next season and also has only no one ahead of him as nobody plays AM.

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01 Aug 2019 10:32:10
10 goals for lfc this season and he will be 50 millions on todays market.
Suggest we could keep him.

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31 Jul 2019 05:50:10
Wow season sales is in.

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30 Jul 2019 11:37:17
I meant done at liverpool.

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30 Jul 2019 03:46:03
Thats it he is done now.
Such a shame as it felt he had the world under his feet a couple of seasons ago.

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07 Sep 2019 05:44:47
Peak torres won't fit into klopps plans?
A certain Lewandowski and barrios did fit into klopps plans very well.
I think people forget how good torres was in his peak because it didn't last too long.

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In a game lost because he conceded 3.

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30 Aug 2019 07:51:07
A lot of news yesterday mate. Thanks to you we here can keep track of it all.

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Actually i got two right😁.

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25 Aug 2019 16:49:57
Thats why i said its a good loan for him and he will be ready next season.

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