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30 Aug 2017 17:29:03
Wolfsburg hoping to take Origi on loan for the season.


1.) 30 Aug 2017 17:48:52
Ox DONE DEAL - 35 MILLION. Medical to take place at Englands training ground. Been tweeted by his management team and Pearce. Welcome to LFC.




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07 Jan 2018 10:43:09
Ed002, Pretty much every club that has a player linked with us has said they won’t be selling in January. This includes Monaco, Leicester, RBL. Is this posturing? Knowing that Liverpool have Some money to spend and a creative hole in the squad? I’m not an expert at reading into these things. Are Monaco really saying that he’s not for sale unless you give us most of that money you have? Or is it a case of Liverpool not doing the obvious and replacing Coutinho the midfielder instead of Coutinho the left winger? In which case the media are linking the wrong players?


{Ed002's Note - Not really, clubs don't like to sell in January because they don't plan to do so and they cannot get replacements. The thing is that the Liverpool fans want instant gratification and don't really care who arrives as long as they are expensive and it happens soon. Monaco has a lot more money than Liverpool and Liverpool has not approached them to buy Lemar - and they have said nothing like that to Liverpool. Michael Emanalo has made that very clear. Perhaps in the summer one of the interested sides can persuade them to sell.}

1.) 07 Jan 2018 11:00:05
Thank you very much. I’d agree, there is a lot of people just wanting a player at the moment. Lemar looks like he’s not coming. Liverpool are not interested in Mahrez. Gelson, no contact. Keita, only in the summer. Goretzka, Bayern bound?
I have a feeling there might be somewhat of a meltdown very soon.

2.) 07 Jan 2018 11:00:15
Oh, and thanks.

3.) 07 Jan 2018 11:08:05
I don't want us just to sign anyone ed, it needs to be the right person, surely we will at least try to bring in one of the targets you have suggested.

4.) 07 Jan 2018 11:14:06
What meltdown? We have seen several times how well the team performed without Coutinho this season. It would have been great if Coutinho stayed but still we will thrive without him.

5.) 07 Jan 2018 11:26:06
So no team what's to sell their players in January, because it's so hard to replace them and you end up paying a lot more, except for Liverpool that is, the geniuses at our club decide to significantly weaken our team without any planning for a replacement it would seem, not one person connected to football has said this makes sense in anyway, utter madness, if we get no replacement in and miss out on top 4, what is that worth to the club? 40 odd million.

6.) 07 Jan 2018 11:31:59
I don’t think we’re planning on signing anyone else in January. Here’s why:
-I’m being negative again (no, not really 😉)
-Whoever comes in will have to put up with Klopp’s rotation. I think that’s a hard sell in January in World Cup year if you are a player that’s currently playing week in/ out at another club. There’s no indication LFC are selling anyone else in January, we’re pretty heavily stocked in midfield as it is plus in the summer Keita is joining.
-Since the rumblings about Coutinho wanting to leave last summer we’ve bought Oxlade, Keita and VVD all record signings at the time. We’ve spent money already. IMO.
-The Premier league title has gone this season, that’s reality as far as I’m concerned. We are also out of the league cup. We are competing for top 4, FA cup and Champions league. I think the current squad is big enough to cope with that. Any player we get will be likely cup tied for FAcup or Champions league anyway.
-The addition of VVD will offset the loss of Coutinho IMO. Creating chances has been simple this season, we seem to score a low percentage of the chances we create, but still we are one of the top scorers. Defence has been our weakness and that’s why VVD will make an impact.
-January is a tough market to get right.

So I think in Ox, Keita, VVD and indeed Robertson (who has provided Moreno with much needed competition) we have gone a long way to addressing some of our major weaknesses. It will stand us in good stead for next season. VVD has half a season to build up a strong understanding with the rest of the defensive unit.

If no-one else comes in there will be no meltdown from me. We’re building slowly and steadily. I expect lots of movement during the World Cup summer. I think we’ll lose a few high profile players eg Can, Milner, maybe Lallana, Clyne, Sturridge perhaps Migs and Lovren. We will continue to build and improve.

7.) 07 Jan 2018 15:37:05
Well stated, Ron. Bravo, sir.



31 Aug 2017 07:19:13
Sakho - Sell
Markovic - Sell
Coutinho - Sell
Origi - Loan

Lemar - Buy
Van Dijk - Buy

I'm not a religious man, but please, dear Robbie Fowler, make this happen today so we can get on with our lives.




24 Aug 2017 10:24:03
Are you in Monaco today Ed002? Keep your ears to the ground. Any chance we could have a great bit of gossip?


{Ed002's Note - I arrived late yesterday afternoon and leave very early tomorrow.}

1.) 24 Aug 2017 13:38:53
How much are you offering for Coutinho this time Ed002?



15 Jul 2017 08:10:44
Just a nod to the quality full backs debate. I think next season may see a change in approach. Last year, Clyne and Milner were expected to get wide and stretch the pitch. To be fair, they both created more chances than any other defenders in the league.

Next year, I don't think they'll be required to do this as much.
1. We have Salah and Mane who both have pace to run wide and beat men.
2. Coutinho will be central, he won't need Milner running past him to give him space.
3. Keita? Himself and Coutinho would be getting forward taking up the positions usually occupied by Mane and Coutinho of last season.
4. Milner and Clyne sitting inside more, providing bodies for the counter pressing and winning the ball back earlier. Aswell as options for when the attack fails.
5. More defensively solid. If the fullbacks are central during attacks then the shape is kept a bit tighter.

I think inverted wing backs is the current preferred phrase.

I am all for buying full backs but I wouldn't be surprised if we change our approach slightly and not need them as urgently as we currently think.


1.) 15 Jul 2017 08:52:18
Interesting read and theory that Barnseybob.

2.) 15 Jul 2017 11:52:46
Then we need fullbacks that can defend. Milner and TAA can. Clyne Moreno not so much and Robertson wasn't that great at Hull so if we do shift to that situation we need better players.
Fullbacks are becoming one of the most important positions in EPL. We'd either be behind what others are doing or ahead of the game by doing the opposite.



07 Jul 2017 18:03:12
RIP Bradley. Just a quick mention for Jermain Defoe. What he did for that boy and his family is nothing short of heroic. It's very rare to see players in the public spotlight doing good deeds, let alone showing humanity, aiding a young supporter who idolised him and easing him through his last year of life.
If anybody on here has any kind of influence at Anfield with arranging matchday events then I would like to ask them whether they could organise the hugest standing ovation of an opposition player in our history when he visits our stadium this year.
I hope it wouldn't stop there either, everywhere he plays this year. He deserves it.


1.) 07 Jul 2017 22:50:16
Best part of it for me is Defoe did so much and didn't ask for recognition he just did it to make a young fan happy.




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23 May 2018 14:17:51
I see the consensus on Ceballos is that he would play the deeper lying role. I confess to not seeing anything of him live, I only watch Liverpool.
From what I have seen of him on the one and only YT, I can’t imagine it. I don’t think he has played there before and looks more of a link up player, running with the ball, short passes into forwards etc.
Like I said, I don’t know, only ever get time to watch Liverpool and YouTube as we all know is no real scouting tool but is that what we think is to happen with him if signed?




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03 Sep 2017 18:35:32
i have known Jimmy Bullard for a very long time. I'd just like to defend him a bit. A lot of people say these things and yes, sometimes he doesn't come across well but he's worked so hard through his career. From Gravesend and Northfleet when he didn't even look like a good footballer to playing consistently in the premiership and a call up to the England squad.
When being at his house he does come across differently, mainly when watching football. I've never seen anything like it. He doesn't watch football, he studies it. About 5 inches from the screen and can't even talk to him.




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30 Aug 2017 17:44:38
They've now deleted the tweet. Unprofessional to announce before the club? I suppose it is what we've come to expect from Colossal. It does however look like it's coming to an end. Well done ed002, i believe it was first mentioned on this site, re: interest from Klopp.




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05 Jul 2017 12:36:22
I asked about him on the European pages about a week ago. I said I couldn't believe we hadn't been linked with him yet. Don't get your hopes up, Inter have bid and another. I don't know which club Ed002 was alluding to yesterday when he said about two clubs have bid though, maybe Juve as a replacement for Sandro but they had a preferred option at the time. He's rapid, athletic and I certainly wouldn't mind him joining our Brazilian contingent but we haven't looked.




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09 Jun 2017 14:29:08
Spirit of Shankly are planning again TIA19.





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12 May 2018 15:03:33
My sister used to go out with an ex Crystal Palace player back in the 90s. So I’d tag along to games against Liverpool and I’d go in the players lounge. Once was the day before Michael Owen’s 18th birthday and so he didn’t come in for a beer like the rest of the squad. I remember Neil Morrissey being there, big Crystal Palace fan, he was doing something at half time and ended up being in the bar. I’d seen him on the tv, asked him for his autograph, he just looked at me, signed my programme, then said ‘go on, get back to your mummy. ’ I turned around and said ‘haha 3-0!’
He then stamped his foot down as if he was going to chase me, I ran, Jason Mcateer was laughing his head off at the bar and gave me a pen.




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28 Apr 2018 09:43:50
Back 3 of Klavan, Van Dijk and Gomez. Moreno, TAA wingbacks, Hendo, Wijnaldum in the middle and Salah, Firmino and Ings up top in my opinion. Either that or swap Gomez to RB, Trent in the middle in the usual formation.




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20 Apr 2018 12:06:01
Great. Love the new articles that are getting posted to this site. Followed it for years, and every time it evolves, it evolves in the right way. That may be because you listen to us or it may be because you know what football fans want. Or both. Anyway, that was brilliant, loved your notes on Ed007’s comments, very comical. Best football fan site going.


{Ed001's Note - thank you barnesy. Really glad people enjoyed it. Have to say fair dos to Ed007 for letting me set him up like that, as he knew what would happen.}



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20 Apr 2018 09:28:44
Man City - Kevin De Bruyne
Man Utd - David De Gea
Tottenham - Toby Alderweireld
Chelsea - N’Golo Kanté
Arsenal - Erm. Probably a youngster. Or a backup for the front three. Emile Smith-Rowe or Aubameyang and sell him to China.




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12 Jan 2018 20:57:25
I think what it is Ron, things like what happened yesterday brings others to the site. They maybe don’t appreciate the site like we do.
Macca wasn’t prepared to mention anything in case of it causing a problem. It unintentionally put the Ed’s in a difficult situation, they were getting inundated with messages and questions. If Macca was afraid of consequences then imagine how the Ed’s felt who run the site.
The abuse never gets through, maybe it should so we could do a witch hunt. It’s our forté.