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13 Nov 2015 11:30:36
Hi Ed002. Do you have any information/news about Loris Karius, the goalkeeper from Mainz, as a transfer target for LFC? The source is twitter (and Essexred below), but since his name was lumped along with Sane and Gundogan on the tweet, I thought I would ask you the question. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I would rather not answer questions from Twitter but at least you were honest where it came from. Mainz's Loris Karius has been previous linked with interest from Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Schalke and Valencia - but it is Aston Villa who are looking for a January move. Previously played for Manchester City.}

1.) 13 Nov 2015 12:24:53
Thanks Ed.




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28 May 2017 19:28:31
Given that we are going to be awarded around 148.1 Mil from the FA, and that at least another 50 Mil will come in from sales (Sakho, Markovic, Wisdom and other loanees), it brings incoming funds to around 200 Mil. My point is that the figure of a budget limit of 100 Mil being bandied about here is way off and people should not be surprised if we end up spending around 200 Mil. Klopp will definitely be more ambitious with his targets than he has been in the past. And not only because of the money being available but because the pressure is on to show tangible, durable results (Titles and trophies) . People are right when they say we are going to see a very crazy summer with huge numbers being spent. Guardiola will wipe the slate almost clean, and start over. Moanrinho will spend like crazy because that's the only thing he's good at. And Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal will not simply sit and watch.

1.) 28 May 2017 21:00:14
The club doesn't run for free, it's has to pay the plAyers, staff, the debt owed etc etc. What fans pay for tickets and shirts will not cover all of this. We also have to work within finances so not all that money is made available for transfers.

2.) 28 May 2017 21:29:54
Correct. That's why I didn't include income from tickets sold at games and the commercial deals and endorsements in place. These two alone provide 160 Mil per year (at least) . So you think that's not enough to service the debt and pay employee salaries and all other expenses? You know more than me.

3.) 28 May 2017 21:56:31
Do you think football clubs are ran on the basis to invest all revenue into the transfer market? No wonder eds don't like talking about finances.

4.) 28 May 2017 23:31:27
Last season player wages for Liverpool where £152m and it's probably more now the way footballers wages are going, so there's your £148m prize money gone right there. Fans need to stop worrying about the cost of footballers imo, it's absurd. You wouldn't brag about paying two or three times what it's worth for a house yet football fans aren't happy unless the club they support are paying £30+ for a player regardless or if he's worth it or not. We spent very sensibly last summer imo and all the signings worked out pretty much (klavan's ok as cover) so I'd be happy with another similar summer this year. We seem to have a good squad harmony atm and signing 5-6 big ego mercenaries just to keep fans happy could ruin that.



22 May 2017 15:25:49
Just saw the list of possible teams (eleven of them) that LFC could face in the qualifiers for the Champions League. Not exactly a cake walk, as I thought, but certainly doable.



20 May 2017 00:57:37
It's 05:26 am, I'm an insomniac and can't sleep, and was thinking about the Sturridge debate. Half of the posters want him to stay because of his unquestioned abilities. The other half want him to leave because of his injury record. But if injury record is going to be yardstick for judgement, then shouldn't it be the other Danny (Ings) who should be leaving? Ings has played far less than Sturridge for the same reasons (injury) the past two seasons, and to me there is a greater upside keeping Sturridge post injury than there is in keeping Ings post injury. I don't doubt any of the work ethic and efforts Ings has put in coming back each time, but it's indulging in sentimentalism if you want to keep him just for that, over Sturridge who has shown that he can deliver the goods. Yes, it's bad luck Ings had those season ending injuries, but I don't think Sturridge's luck has been any better. I know this will not go down well with a lot of people, but it'd be interesting to read your viewpoints.

1.) 20 May 2017 05:17:12
Tbh, I don't see either at LFC for the long run so its does not mean much over who deserves to stay and who does not. Klopp's system requires high fitness and stamina levels, and neither Sturridge nor Ings (both unfortunate) will be able to adapt. Sturridge will be gone this summer and Ings the following one.
Talen wise, Sturridge is miles ahead while Ings seems slightly better adept to Klopp's football style. Considering you don't get paid 10 million a year to make such difficult decisions, its best to leave this to the man who does get paid to do so, and not lose sleep over it.

2.) 20 May 2017 08:44:43
Let's try supporting our players through injuries rather than simply wishing they would leave the club.

Ings has hardly played and sturridge is one of the best players at the club!

Let Klopp decide and let's support anyone at the club particularly through difficulties such as serious injury. Good grief!

3.) 20 May 2017 09:01:00
Beddoerocks, the situation is that neither are likely to have a future at the club. Rather see it as it is than simply wish for something that is never going to happen. Klopp wants a striker that can put in a 35-40 matches shift next season to challenge on all fronts. Neither Sturridge or Ings will be doing that its kinda obvious they will be allowed to leave if an acceptable offer is made.

4.) 20 May 2017 11:49:48
Beddoerocks - Nobody is wishing anyone to leave, at least I'm not. I'd be more than happy for both Sturridge and Ings to stay as long as they were fit and contributing to the team. Sturridge has unquestioned, proven skills and Ings is the hard working, industrious type of player that Klopp needs in his system. But the issue is that we have 4 strikers, of whom only 2 regularly make it to the pitch. And with next season looming ahead, there's a need for Klopp to make one or two hard decisions for a capable strike force, next season.



15 May 2017 17:20:24
Question for Ed001 and fellow posters - what do you think of Kenedy of Chelsea? I have seen him play twice (once against us last year or the year before) and I felt he played really well. The funny thing is that I thought he was a left winger, but he's listed as a left-back. So, although he seemed good enough in attack, what's he like as a defender? Is he worth looking at for our LB position? He's only 21, just had an unsuccessful loan at Watford, and reportedly looking for a move.

{Ed001's Note - I have never seen him play that I can remember.}

1.) 15 May 2017 17:39:35
Ok, Ed001, thanks.

{Ed001's Note - sorry I couldn't help.}

2.) 15 May 2017 18:52:48
Saw him play once vs LFC last season at the Bridge and he is not an LB. He is a midfielder and played on the left wing that day.

3.) 15 May 2017 19:21:06
N Red - As I said, I thought he was a left winger. I was browsing through the transfermarkt website looking at Robertson's value vis-a-vis others, and I came across Kenedy's name, and I remembered how well he played that game, against us. They list him as a left back. In any case, my mistake.

4.) 15 May 2017 19:31:02
He is playing tonight if anyone wants to watch him.

5.) 15 May 2017 20:00:54
Average winger who is having to convert to a left back to have a first team career at the top level. Doesn't mean he can't or won't though.

6.) 16 May 2017 15:28:44
Isn't this Chelskis model though, converting wide midfielders into wing backs - good luck with that one by the way, although not like the place is awash with really good full backs anyway these days.



14 May 2017 16:19:40
We just saw the key tactic that worked not only today, but should be used by Mr. Klopp next season with teams that play back and invite the pressure - playing Coutinho in the number 8 slot. It's bewildering he hasn't used it before, but there it is. Coutinho's creativity, distribution and defense splitting passes set the entire tone for LFC's game. If this XI had played more of the season (with Firmino replacing Origi), I bet you we wouldn't be sweating over Top 4 now, but rather Top 2.

for next year, I hope Klopp keeps this shape with Coutinho at the #8 position, solves the LB and RB puzzles, brings in a speedster for LW and keeps a healthy and fit Sturridge.

1.) 14 May 2017 16:30:35
It will be firmino in the centre instead of sturridge with mane on the right and what you mentioned abkut the formation has already been worked on why do people think we are after Brandt and similar players for that area. Its not directly as a replacement for Couts but allows him to drop deeper.

2.) 14 May 2017 16:30:40
To be fair to Rogers I can remember couts playing that role up at Newcastle and absolutely dictating the game.

3.) 14 May 2017 16:53:24
Who misses out next year then? Can, Henderson or Wiji?

4.) 14 May 2017 16:57:07
Rodgers found out by accident because Suarez and Sturridge were on fire up front

We'll done today lads. 4 goals will do the goal difference no harm at all.

5.) 14 May 2017 17:06:18
Hendo starts at the base no matter what, lallana gini can can rotate.

6.) 14 May 2017 17:22:24
On current displays can is better than hendo.

7.) 14 May 2017 17:28:40
Wasn't Rodgers use of the 4-4-2 diamond something to do with Marcelo Bielsa?

8.) 14 May 2017 20:05:31
But West Ham didn't invite pressure - they did exactly the opposite. They were wide open today.

9.) 14 May 2017 20:38:05
Spot on, Super. BR didn't know a thing about it until Bielsa mentioned the high press 4-4-2 diamond system to him during a coaching seminar. Either way, this is the sytem we should play vs the bus parkers cos Couts can see runners ahead of him and with two strikers in constant movement, the defenders will be well occupied and the spaces can open. On to Boro and with a win, CL is ours and we will condemn Arsenal to Thursday night football.




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27 May 2017 17:43:19
I wasn't quoting your exact words, Ed002, just paraphrasing a bit. But the fact remains that if LFC are enticed enough with an offer for Gomez, then an offer for VVD makes sense. There's a consistent barrage of 6 months of these VVD reports. Too much smoke without any fire.



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26 May 2017 21:49:38
Ed002 is not necessarily wrong. He's repeated several times that Gomez was available for sale. So who slots in for the missing CB position? VVD could very much end up wearing LFC red, and Lovren and Klavan become the backups.

But I must say "what the hell is going on"? LFC looking at two players quoted at 100 Mil and neither is a fullback or left winger. I'd much rather develop Can as a holding midfielder and use the money up front.

{Ed002's Note - I have not said Gomez is necessarily for sale, what I have said is that there is interest in him.}



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26 May 2017 22:12:01
Rest assured. It's probably well past his bed time.



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26 May 2017 21:42:24
Come on, Ed025. After all that praise yesterday, you're serving up damp squibs. :-)

{Ed025's Note - to be honest im scared in case jezza kyle has a go at ma again ra.. :)



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18 May 2017 14:33:03
How can you say the owners don't like the idea of spending money after seeing the amounts spent on Carroll, Firmino and Mane? Or how the entire amount gotten for Suarez (and much more) was spent on all those players in that summer? If anything, one can argue they weren't spending it wisely. But I think they've gotten much better at it, as time has come along.




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28 May 2017 21:29:54
Correct. That's why I didn't include income from tickets sold at games and the commercial deals and endorsements in place. These two alone provide 160 Mil per year (at least) . So you think that's not enough to service the debt and pay employee salaries and all other expenses? You know more than me.



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26 May 2017 22:22:52
No, no taking Sterling back. I'd rather risk the money on Brandt, Luan or Salah, given we've all seen how Sterling plays (run super fast up the field and straight head-on to someone) . I still remember how Flanagan had him for breakfast and Guardiola showed mercy and took him off at half time.



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26 May 2017 21:34:39
It's a given that Guardiola will do a clean sweep for next year because ManC were closer in overall quality to Liverpool than to Spurs or Chelsea. Doubtful he could move up the table with this team. And he won't have the classic "it's my first year and it's not my preferred team of players" excuse anymore, next year, so the pressure is definitely on. I am very surprised, however, that they'd let Sterling go since they paid such a high premium for him given that he's English.



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26 May 2017 17:25:05
Appearances can deceive, Benny. I suggest you carry a helmet and jockstrap, just in case. ;-)



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26 May 2017 00:42:59
There are 1,133 players named Luan registered in the Brazil Football Confederation. (First and middle name included) . Better get started now with picking another one, if you want one before next season starts.

{Ed007's Note - Och I'm sure some on here could come up with 1,133 formations to accommodate each one.}