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03 Jun 2015 07:33:33
Morning Eds, we must surely be trying for Konoplyanka? Surely be wouldn't choose Stoke ahead of us?

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{Ed002's Note - Macca says there is interest from Liverpool - I am not able to confirm that. I have explained where I do know of interest and that includes Stoke amongst others.}

1.) 03 Jun 2015 08:30:35
I hope we don't pass on kono on a free - we were willing to pay 12 million for him.

2.) 03 Jun 2015 08:37:34
We've got plenty of left backs already, don't need another

3.) 03 Jun 2015 10:25:42
Left back, better clean up the tea I just made a right mess here! Cheers for the laugh Max :)

4.) 03 Jun 2015 11:46:48
Buy him for profiteering if anything. The lad can play ball.

5.) 03 Jun 2015 11:48:46
Play him at right-back Brendan, you know you want to.

That'll free up Milner to play at left wing-back and then you can push Lucas up front.




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13 Jan 2019 11:53:44
Not posted for ages but This centre back chat is frustrating.
The questions shouldn't be which teams do Lovren and Matip get in. They're 3rd and 4th choice these days.
The question should therefore be which clubs do they get in as 3rd and 4th choice.
The other point would be would Koulibaly, De Ligt etc be happy playing back up to Gomez and Vvd. Unlikely.
We've got the best cb pairing in the prem and 2 of the best back-Ups plus Fabinho.
Any whining re this CB situ is just whining for whinings sake.

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1.) 13 Jan 2019 12:29:21
Agreed. I would take our back up centre backs over Bayern, Madrid and Barce's any day.

2.) 13 Jan 2019 12:45:48
Maybe replace Matip if it makes financial sense to and we can find the right deal, the guy is injury prone. Not a priority for the transfer bods though.

3.) 13 Jan 2019 13:11:40
Only replace them if they want to leave in the summer in my opinion.

4.) 13 Jan 2019 13:35:13
IMO, Lovs and Matip can start at Arsenal and Utd. easily as all their CB's would not make the stands at LFC. Also, Lovs is a CL and WC finalist so if you want to sell him, you aren't going to get him at 25m. You're going to have to cough up 40-45m for him. Matip would get a more than decent fee as well.

As for Khoulibaly, he is miles ahead of 3 of our 4 CB's bar VVD (those who think he is inferior to Gomez are delusional) hands down so why would he come here on a huge fee and huge wages to sit on the bench for another CB who is inferior to him> De Ligt? Don't know much about him BUGT he is very highly rated s the same applies to him.

Our boys are no slouches. We have 4 very capable CB's at our club and we should be proud of that. Now, since both are injury-prone, a decision may have to be done based on this notion, and not due to their capabilities on the pitch. Just my opinion.

5.) 13 Jan 2019 17:32:25
I’d say Lovren is better than Stones at City as well. He is awful but just doesn’t get exposed enough.

6.) 13 Jan 2019 17:55:35
I’m not convinced we could even convince Palace (who have us 30 million for Sakho) to pay 40 million for Lovren.

7.) 13 Jan 2019 18:51:20
I think one of the biggest issues with Matip is that because we signed him on a free transfer, his wages are high.

Otherwise, I've no problems with our 3rd and 4th choice CBs apart from the fact that they're so good, it limits chances for defenders from the academy.



30 Oct 2017 21:40:15
Evening Ed1, just watching the Burnley v Newcastle game and this Tarchowsky looks good at centre back.
Good header of the ball, calm on the ball, doesn't look slow and seems a good strong physical presence and defensively aware.
You think he'd be an upgrade an what we have and just as importantly suit our style of play?
On another note, if you're still doing your legends research, has anyone asked for Ruud Gullit to be included? Remember him bring unstoppable for a couple of seasons. Beast of a centre forward especially in the air.

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{Ed001's Note - Tarkowski is decent, but Mee is the one to take from there. Tarkowski is good at what he does, he is very composed on the ball, but he lacks reading of the game and Mee does a lot of talking from what I have seen. Like he did with Keane, he organises him, pulls him around as Tarkowski does not have the best reading of the game. He will throw himself in where it hurts etc, but he would not need to do it so much if he was positioned better.}

1.) 30 Oct 2017 22:20:24
Watched the game, Ben Mee was excellent, definitely the organiser of that defence, any interest eds? Not necessarily from us.

2.) 31 Oct 2017 00:55:08
Lovren would be great for Burnley as they don't give the opposition as much space as we give teams. We play the high line and wanna get the ball down and play. With full backs further forward than the cf for most of the game it doesn't give lovren much protection. I think mee is a v good little cb so is Keane, not seen enough of the new guy but lovren is the better of the four fore mentioned.

Lovren isn't rubbish. He is surrounded by players who aren't great at defending. He may not be good enough to win the league or ucl but he is far from rubbish. In the context of Liverpool cbs he ain't near the top but there have certainly been loads worse.

He also should have a Pl winners medal if not for a slip and a fold at palace. I hope he comes back stronger than ever. Maybe rest him for maribor and maybe even the next game.

3.) 30 Oct 2017 22:18:11
Thanks Ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

4.) 30 Oct 2017 22:29:00
So ed, in your opinion, granted skill levels may not be as high but would you put the Mee as the Hypia and and Tarkowski as the Henchoz, both integral but Tarkowski wouldn't have the impact he does without Mee?

{Ed001's Note - very much so. Mee makes him better.}

5.) 30 Oct 2017 23:26:10
You are right about mee I am from Burnley and every season ticket holder I know said the same thing.

They would of been more bothered if he left I the summer. Similarly to lovren and fonte. He is excellent at what he does but because he isn't flash he gets overlooked.

{Ed001's Note - it is because of stats mate. Mee's stats are not as good as Keane's were. It really was that simple.}

6.) 31 Oct 2017 01:24:12
I know Keane has been in poor form for the blues and looking at current form and league position it looks as if mee was the top boy in that Burnley defence. To some extent I think you guys are right but it is Keane who is getting the England call ups and games and not mee.

{Ed001's Note - that just shows how crap the England set up is that they would rather take a struggling donkey from a bigger club than a good player from a smaller one. Keane was average at best at Burnley, now he is playing terribly.}

7.) 31 Oct 2017 10:24:19
The fact that CB's like Keane and Maguiire get games for England shows indeed how crappy England is at selecting players. As for Mee, I have not seen a lot of him BUT it seems he is well liked by Ed01 and others on here.



30 Aug 2017 19:47:52
There are some right whingebags on here.
Never pleasing some people.
We're looking so much stronger squad wise this season and still the moaners are out in force.
TAA now first team ready, Moreno looks to have improved (maybe temporary but he looks better) . Robertson has been signed and shows promise.
Gomez has come in and looks quick, strong and composed on the ball.
Can looks fit and is dominating games
AOC has been signed and will suit Klopp's high intensity style whether in cm or our wide covering for Mane and Salah
Salah has come in and settled in well
Solanke has come in and impressed Klopp to the extent that he's ahead of Origi
Sturridge staying fit (so far) and is a good option on the bench
VVD who knows if we'll get him or not. Macca seems to think we've a chance.
Looks like we'll lose couts but will sign Lemar to replace him
Love couts as a player and wish we could keep him, but he wants to move on, so we'll have to and will cope without him.
How anyone can suggest we're not significantly stronger based on the above is beyond me.

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1.) 30 Aug 2017 19:56:32
You are delude! AOX is not a CM not in the last 6 years at Arsenal! If Klopp think he could play him there then even he is delude I am afraid! He was torn to pieces recently playing in CM inspite of playing alongside a DM! He can't pick a run ahead ( basic attribute to play CM )

2.) 30 Aug 2017 19:55:10
Great post mate. We're also 2nd in the league and only drew one game due to an offside goal, as well as through to the group stages of the CL.

I keep seeing people using words like 'catastrophe' and i can't help but pity them and their negative outlook on life. Must be a dark place. Imagine how bad it'd be if we were 3rd 😂.

3.) 30 Aug 2017 20:00:18
by far. WE have the best PL squad.
Coutinho stays, plus Ox, Lemar and Van Dijk and keita next year. what else do we want? . 300million in players. Its lot of money.
and if Mr Henry is willing to spend BIG, is because He has faith in Klopp and the project.
Its now or never. this ir our time. let's put behind those such bad days (roy, konckesky, poulsen, voronin, the take over, hicks and gillete, all the players who didn't want to play for us, the transfers of Torres, Suarez, ALonso, )
I Have the Believe that we would go all the way this year.

4.) 30 Aug 2017 20:04:08
Wijnaldum was never a central midfielder but that didn't work out to bad did it 👀.

5.) 30 Aug 2017 20:16:17
Or 6th mk 😂 my facebook and watsapp always kick off when we (or united) hit that position now 😂 last year was fun for old 6thchester fans 😂😂.

6.) 30 Aug 2017 20:22:36
I am looking forward to seeing if we can sign someone else but not as much as looking forward to seeing We Can't Defend on the Darwin Awards! 😂.

7.) 30 Aug 2017 20:32:27
Let the boy put on a LFC top before you judge him.
If couts, Suarez, Torres joined Arsenal instead of us I doubt they'd be were they are.
Have you not noticed elite teams don't go after Arsenal players, they never grow, they never develop more than they are "suppose" to.
Sánchez, He can't wait to leave.
The only person from that team who isn't linked with a move away (when he normally is) is Theo Walcott,
Arsenal are a good team but that's it, they never work on it.
When they had a title push a few season ago, they failed just after xmas. I knew they would they do it all the time.
I'm not saying LFC are any better, but we seem to develop players a lot better than ARS.
Liverpool have been in decline for many years, many many years. But I support them and I'm not afraid to say they have been shocking. But Arsenal. 🤦🏽‍♀️
They have the players, the name, the history, the money, everything but never progress. It's got to be the manager.

8.) 30 Aug 2017 20:49:44
Long Term, I agree with your post BUT disagree witht he fact that Origi is behind Solanke. That is a myth. Why? Ed01 said that the club wanted to keep Origi and thought Studge would leave this window but since he decided to stay and fight for his place, it blocked Origi from getting his chances. Hence, Origi is in competition with Studge, not Solanke.

How can Solanke who is like it or not, unproven at the highest level, better than a Belgian international, a senior WC scorer who has scored 22 goals for LFC in two seasons coming off the bench? That is just illogical and tho I like Solanke, he is not as proven as Origi is at the highest level even if Origi has a very high ceiling. That is a fact. The loan will be good for him as he needs to be playing regular football to make the Belgian team for the WC in Russia. Solanke won't be smelling the England team anytime soon.



30 Aug 2017 17:16:38
Ed1 if we don't get VVD that leaves us with Matip and lovren who have both suffered from injuries quite a bit.
After Klavan and Gomez who would be next in line to play centre back for us?
We have decent cover in midfield and up top with youngsters in Grujic, Solanke, Woodburn etc but not at CB?
Busy 24 hours or so ahead for you guys. Wishing you luck!

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{Ed001's Note - we would be dipping into the ressies after that.}

1.) 30 Aug 2017 17:25:20
Emre Can but he can't really :)

2.) 30 Aug 2017 17:29:30
Thanks Ed. Anyone decent in there that we could rely on id needed? Hopefully won't be needed but 3 of the 4 seem to get injured quite a lot.

{Ed001's Note - I am still of the opinion that we won't need to worry about that, but Lloyd Jones is still there and Juanma has been mainly playing centre back.}

3.) 30 Aug 2017 17:38:26
I would image Conor Masterson is next in line. Unless he's loaned out or Klopp prefers to put someone out of position at center back.



27 Aug 2017 22:25:17
Ed1 looking forward to this match review. That was some team performance today 👍🏻.

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{Ed001's Note - it was excellent.}

1.) 28 Aug 2017 04:58:13
Of course it was excellent. But the real test is whether the same team can last the distance till May without suffering constant injuries. Looking at our bench, its obvious Klopp does not trust them very much. We need cover for Salah and Mane (why won't Kent even make the match day squad) and a replacement for Phil. The front 3 are humans and their form will dip at some point and don't forgot the possibility of injuries.

2.) 28 Aug 2017 06:11:55
Disagree Indian Buzzer, our potential bench assuming everyone is fit would be

Sturridge - striker
Solanke - striker
Kent - wing
Coutinho - attacking midfield or wing
Lallana - attacking midfield
Grujic - midfield
Robertson - FB
Clyne - FB
Klavan - CB
Migs - GK
Ward - GK

Arguably the only potential weaknesses there are
- Wing because Kent is untested, but not critical as Coutinho can play there if required and assuming he doesn't leave
- Deep midfield, but again not critical as Can can drop deeper if required and Gini to move to box to box role
- CB. this ones obvious and no current alternative apart from Gomez who's still young

Just one CB will do nicely for me thanks, and if Coutinho leaves then we may need one more to replace, preferably someone experienced and also able to play attacking midfield or cover the wing in case of injuries to Mane or Salah. otherwise our bench is surprisingly strong this year courtesy of bringing in three good players and not selling anyone (yet) and no Mane leaving for Africa Cup.

3.) 28 Aug 2017 06:17:45
Sturridge, Solanke, Milner, grujic as well as talented youngsters, hardly a weak bench Indian Buzzer. And Phil may well stay. Imagine you are Arsenal and have been ripped apart and you look to the sideline and see Couts, Sturridge and Milner coming on?

4.) 28 Aug 2017 07:08:54
I know everyone's feeling a little hurt by Couts' behaviour but suggesting he'll be a bench player is just ridiculous.

{Ed001's Note - so you would break up a team playing so well to fit in Coutinho right now? I certainly wouldn't and Coutinho would need time to get fit anyway, so he has to go onto the bench until someone's form dips.}

5.) 28 Aug 2017 07:34:48
To get up to fitness yes but as soon as he's up to speed he's starting. We're playing brilliantly now, we'll be playing even better with him.

{Ed001's Note - I am sorry but he would upset the balance the team currently have, I do agree he makes us better, but you don't change what is working. He comes in only when someone deserves to be dropped or needs a rest. That's the same with anyone and how it should be. Players have to earn a place, not just be given one.}

6.) 28 Aug 2017 08:22:15
I agree he's clearly one of our top players but who to drop? Lose Can who's on fire? Or Gini? Risk is we add in attack (which frankly is hardly an issue right now) but we suddenly lose the fight in midfield defensive unit that's currently ensuring the opposition has no time to get off the canvas before we knock them down again.

It's not only about quality but about balance and right now the balance looks very good indeed.

7.) 28 Aug 2017 08:27:28
Different players should be picked for different oppositions.
The top managers have always done that.
Phil would be good against City, he's always great against them because of the gaps they leave.

8.) 28 Aug 2017 09:08:17
It's good for players to realise there are no guaranteed places in the starting team.




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30 Aug 2017 17:27:21
Don't know if we are much stronger?
So much negativity on here
TAA now starting games (wasn't last year)
Robertson in. Moreno playing better (ok may revert back to old form but playing better)
Can fully fit and looking good
Salah in - settled in well
Solanke - forced origi down pecking order
Sturridge - fitter (ok, again may not last)
Looks like adding AOC and Lemar

Losing coutinho - great player and would love him to stay but surely new players and improvement of existing players makes us far stronger 🤷🏻‍♂️.

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16 Jul 2017 08:04:03
Seem to be a few things being overlooked and assumptions made here;
the same striker won't/ can't play every game up top due to the increased number of games we're playing next season;
2 of our strikers are very injury prone;
Substitutions will be made during games;
We may play 2 up top at times as we did towards the end of last season;
There is a big difference between Klopp lying and changing his mind based on what he sees. You can't make a 'promise' and stick to it if no longer deemed best for the team. The player has to play his part too by maintainIng performance levels and following coach's instruction.

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14 Jul 2017 19:56:05
Great timing Macca. Great way to start the weekend.
So glad you continue to post despite some abuse from a small cross section of those on the site.
Majority definitely appreciate your updates whether they end up being spot on or not. You can only give us the info you have and it's always appreciated 👍🏻
I remember you being spot on about loads of stuff in the past.

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10 Jul 2017 13:53:21
I know this rumour isn't news but I know we are definitely looking at Robertson. I go up to Glasgow a fair bit with work and know from a member of his fiancee's family that we're interested (she's Glaswegian)
They reckon he's a great player (guess they would say that) and would be an upgrade on what we currently have at left back. I've not seen him play so couldn't agree or disagree 🤷🏻‍♂️.

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18 Mar 2019 07:34:10
Some on here have short memories. There was a period earlier in the season when Salah was the one making the decisive contribution in games when others weren't quite at their best.
Every player has periods where they’re not at their best. Fortunately it’s a team game.
I also can’t believe there’s any moaning at all. 76pts after 31 games and into ch league quarter finals again.

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13 Mar 2019 08:00:56
Talk about OTT re Matip.
People forget he’s now back up centre back to VVD and Gomez.
According to most on here he’s our 4th choice.
For 4th choice he’s performed very well and made hardly any mistakes.
Clean sheets v Everton and Man Utd away and Bayern at home when forward line was Mis-firing
If Matip has played v Man City would be have made the errors Lovren made?
I like Lovren by the way and aren’t about to slating him too
Ed25 is right when he says we should get behind the players we have
He is wrong however if he reckons he wouldn't get in the Everton side. Keane and zouma do me a favour. Both Error prone, often sluggish and nowhere near as good on the ball as Matip.
Klopp seems to like him and that should be good enough for all of us given Klopp’s track record at signing and developing players.

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29 Sep 2018 22:14:28
We had the better chances and looked more threatening throughout.
There were a number of potential overloads where the wrong decision was taken. Story of the season and look at how well we’re doing still.
To have not got anything out of that game like Wednesday having been the better side in both games would have been gutting.
Thought Keita looked a lot sharper when he came on.
Only a matter of time before Salah starts scoring for fun again.

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02 Sep 2018 09:10:07
I always chuckle when I hear Warnock referred to as Mrs Doubtfire.

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30 Aug 2018 22:52:58
I ‘coach’ both my lad’s teams. One u14s and other u8s (u7s last year)
I’d suggest;
- don’t Over coach during games - let them make decisions and learn for themselves as much as possible. Direction such as ‘look around’, ‘relax’ (when on the ball) seem to work well
- at training I try to focus on weak foot work, coerver type ball work as a warm up and then small sided games. I. e the ball is always involved.
- always trying to get players looking around with and without the ball and communicating from an early age.
Happy to have a chat if you’d like to
Completely agree re points already mentioned on focus being on enjoyment for the children too
Also good to have movement of children between teams in the same age group to allow them to optimise development. We had 4 teams at u7s level last year and moved children between teams according to what they needed to develop best.

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