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Where from: London Irish

Favourite player: Kenny

Best team moment: Istanbul

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07 Dec 2016 23:02:56
Hi Eds.
The Real Madrid v Dortmund was on Irish Tv tonight and one of the commentators mentioned that the word around Dortmund is that a player called Sokratiz may be coming to Anfield in January.

Have you heard this from any of your sources?
Tks for the great sites.


{Ed002's Note - No. Dortmund are more than happy to move Subotic on and only a failed medical blocked a move to Middlsbrough in the summer - they are still interested.}

1.) 08 Dec 2016 11:18:48

Did you mean Subotic or Sokratis Papadopoulos? I know which I'd prefer!

2.) 08 Dec 2016 19:02:57
Hi Graemem.
The second one.

On his shirt it says Sokratis. Probably couldn't fit the surname on the shirt

The commentator sounded fairly definite about it.
Saying that the word out of Dortmund is that Klopp wants Sokratis at Anfield.

3.) 09 Dec 2016 14:27:05
Is that the same player we were looking into 3-ish years ago who was having injury issues?

{Ed002's Note - Yes Colin.}

4.) 09 Dec 2016 15:32:41
Colin I think the lad you are referring to was kyriakos papa.
Ed's is it true about LFC bidding for
Franck Kessié as reported in Italy?
If not are the club interested in him?

{Ed002's Note - Atalanta say there have been no offers but they have been approached by two clubs and are aware of the interest of others. Liverpool are not one of the two clubs.}

5.) 10 Dec 2016 03:21:16
If true that Sokratz had a decent game till he got a kicking in the second half.

There has been NO word of it on the inter net since then .
So ther may be some truth in it.



16 May 2015 14:31:28
Hi Eds and fans.

Is there any talj about us moving for Koeman.

I think he got the lot as a manager/ coach.

Plus he is hugely respected throughout Europe and has had a stellar playing career which potential signings would take into consideration.

Unlike our present incumbent philosopher


{Ed001's Note - no, none.}




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21 Jan 2017 03:32:02
Hi Eds and reds.

I was just wondering how Jack Dunn has been performing since his return from loan?

I thought he was a top prospect.


{Ed001's Note - from what I am told, he has done ok, but it is likely he will have to move on, unless he does something to change that over the second half of the season. He might even get a move this January, if the right one can be found for him.}

1.) 21 Jan 2017 14:37:23
Whe you said 'give the blues a watch' you lost every shred of respectability :)



16 Jan 2017 23:08:58
Hi Eds and reds
I wonder what's the view on Klopp doing all these adverts on tv.

Are the companies linked to LFC like standard charter or are they separate deals between Klopp and the companies?

I'm sure that Klopp is very well paid as our manager so I was wondering if the need isn't financial what is it?


{Ed002's Note - I rarely watch television and certainly would never watch a channel that had adverts Dermot.}

1.) 17 Jan 2017 01:48:39
Thanks for the reply Ed.

I was just wondering what is his motivation for doing this extra 'work' is for want of a better word?
It can't be financial as I'm sure he is well paid by the club.
It just seems odd to me.

Ps. Top Top site.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know what this extra work is Dermot. Has anyone with big blonde hair and glasses tried to touch you where the nurse at school tried to touch you?}

2.) 17 Jan 2017 07:01:32
Dermot if someone offered you £30,000 for saying a sentence or two for an advert, would you turn it down?

3.) 17 Jan 2017 07:12:44
No more unusual than Lallana advertising a face cream.

As long as he's focussed on his job with LFC I don't care and in my opinion Klopp is very focussed.

4.) 17 Jan 2017 09:57:53
yes Dermot if you are talking about the Betvictor adverts then he probably does them due to the company's affiliation to the club

5.) 17 Jan 2017 10:34:48
He also does them with new balance.

6.) 17 Jan 2017 11:00:39
The adverts Klopp does are for a bookies (I think he talks about "first goal wins") who are in partnership with Liverpool.

They have some kind of sponsorship deal with Liverpool, not sure on the details exactly.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool are sponsored by a bookmaker called BetVictor.}

7.) 17 Jan 2017 11:51:52
Ed002's Note - I really don't know what this extra work is Dermot. Has anyone with big blonde hair and glasses tried to touch you where the nurse at school tried to touch you?

Classic response from Ed


8.) 17 Jan 2017 16:11:03
Managers do commercials and adverts all the time, just like players and celebrities. Nothing to see here.

{Ed002's Note - The reason for the fuss is the nature of the company.}

9.) 17 Jan 2017 19:32:39
I agree Ed, I don't like seeing Klopp advertising a bookie. I don't like the team being sponsored by them either. But it is what it is - a bank sponsor is hardly on a moral higher plane. For a modern football club they seem to be necessary evils - I'm just glad it's not a "payday loan" company, in my mind the bottom of an unpleasant little pile.

{Ed002's Note - I don't think you will find that banks take money from folks who often can't afford it in the generally forlorn hope of winning more. If you want a business of a similar moral standing perhaps the "pay day" loan company that Newcastle got involved with.}

10.) 17 Jan 2017 21:04:33
He also does adverts with Opel/ Vauxhaul and has done since he was in Germany. If I could make money from who I am I would too.

11.) 18 Jan 2017 04:10:44
Yes Ed.

The last time I was touched by a large blonde European was in 1995 at
My stag do in Berlin.

Achtzehn DM und ja es war toll.



01 Jan 2017 02:02:51
Hi eds and reds
Any news on Hendersons injury?


{Ed001's Note - apparently it was his heel again. Worrying.}

1.) 01 Jan 2017 08:25:18
Looked his mouth Yano. He didn't have any issues walking. I thought he had a tooth knocked out or summit.

{Ed001's Note - it may have looked like that (and I did wonder why he was coming off for what looked to be a mouth injury as well), but they have said it was a heel problem.}

2.) 01 Jan 2017 09:10:38
Klopp apparently confirmed that it was not the same heel that caused him issues last season.

3.) 01 Jan 2017 13:32:40
It could be both injuries.

He may have contracted Harry's foot in mouth disease?



29 Dec 2016 23:49:46
Hi Eds.
Is there any update on Lucas?
Its all gone quiet does that mean its on?




20 Dec 2016 03:07:24
Hi Eds and Reds.

Am important win tonight not at our best Everton were thuggish in their approach to the game.

Do you think Santa could bring youg Jurgen a Seamus Coleman for crimbo.
He seems to have everything Klopp looks for in a player?
Dou you rate him?


{Ed001's Note - is Klopp looking for a dirty player who has not played well in 3 years then?}

1.) 20 Dec 2016 08:32:09
What about Trent Alexander Arnold? Joe Gomez can cover right back, as can James Milner; Jon Flanagan might struggle to get back in Klopp's plans when he returns from loan. I think we have good cover for Clyne already at LFC, so right back wouldn't be high on my Christmas wish list for positions to cover. Merry Christmas Reds!

2.) 20 Dec 2016 23:04:37
I'll take it that you don't rate him so.
Thanks for the reply.




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10 Mar 2017 22:40:48
He's still a young lad.
Best is yet to come from him.




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05 Mar 2017 20:28:16
Coutinio is already an international class footballer at a young age and has maybe 5 years of possible improvement year on year to come.

Give the lad a break.
Hes just signed up a new deal last month for us which is great news.

Sturridge is the one who for all his undoubted abilities has to move on and probably to a country with a less physical league what has free health care and a fit physio.




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04 Mar 2017 11:58:31
With all the players posters want out of the club can they tell us who the club will replace them with?

I think we should start at the back with a top centre half to come in and Gomes to step up from the u23s

Probably the hardest positions to fill are the 2 full back slots as in the modern game these players provide width in attack but also have to be tactically aware at all times of a counter attack.

If we sort out the defence and probably Sturridges position then I feel we are in good shape as the team can attack and defend as a unit further up the pitch.

Karius has had a hard time this season and needs to work on crosses but his distribution is 1st class and he is fast of the line in a sweeper capacity.




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07 Feb 2017 20:20:38
Hi Eds.
Maybe Klopp withdrew Karius for his long time benefit?

Migs is definitely not the answer and never was but surely there are people at the club who have noticed that even with the competition of Karius in training he is still falling way short of ok.




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31 Jan 2017 06:25:47
Houllier destroyed Liverpool.

And nearly killed himself doing it.

His signings were horrific

Replacing Players like Robbieand Macca with the likes Of Dioff and Diamond. Checkout (the new Zidane)
Bislang. Trarore.
I could go on and on.

He even tried to take credit for Discovering Stevie G. Even though Stevie had captained the England under age teams.

He shafted Roy Evans.

I'm getting cross just remembering.

Moores should have got Kenny back alongside Roy.





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24 Mar 2017 17:19:04
Give the lad a chance he is 21 years old and will have poor patches.
HEs been told from a young age that he is the next big thing but has hit a bit of a wall where things suddenly are not going his way.
It's how he responds to this challenge that will dictate his potential.

At 21 he could be playing for the u23s where he would be head and shoulders above the rest.

For the money we paid for him he is a bargain that will only get better.




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24 Mar 2017 11:12:02
Look at Barcas academy.

It has nurtured the finest players in the world saving the club millions in transfer fees

I think it's the way the young players are integrated to the first team that is the problem as there is a huge difference between them

Hopefully we will take a big step in solving the problem when the academy and first team are all in the one facility.




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22 Mar 2017 23:40:17
No end product.




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22 Mar 2017 10:10:44
Raffa was seriously messed about by Parry, Hicks and Gillette

Compare the quality of the signings early in his Tenure to the later seasons.
At that time Hicks and Gillette bought the club on credit from the banks, this loan or debt was transferred onto the clubs accounts breaking promise not to
The club then faced huge repayments that massively reduced the transfer budget
That's Why Mascherano went to Barcelona one season then Alonso etc. Etc.

Raffa had to sell to buy and at this time The world's banks were collapsing and calling in loans.

The club nearly went belly up.

So to say That Raffa bought dross is really unfair.

I still don't know what Robbie Keane did to warrant being sold but I do remember him missing a few sitters similar to LlanLas at the weekend.




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22 Mar 2017 10:06:38
Couts, origi can, are all young players who can in theory improve year on year for the next 5 years.

They ain't that bad now and each have had patches showing talent that will become more consistent over time.
With TTA, ojo and Woodburn coming along after.
The future looks good.
Hopefully Gomez can step up but we really need to sign a top centre half and probably a full back.

The keeper situation needs addressing but weather it's the coach that needs changing or the keepers is open to debate.