24 May 2021 19:09:37
Good evening ed002, do you expect one of our front 3 to leave in the summer? I have been trying to think where Mane could go for example and I can only come up with PSG or Bayern. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Mo Salah (RW/F) Liverpool could cash in to fund transfers but there is no clear interest at this time after he and his agent pricing him out of a move with previous attempts to leave. His "representative" has again been doing the rounds this time also asking Bayern Munich, PSG and surprisingly Chelsea if they are interested. I suspect that Barcelona and Real Madrid may also have been approached again. Liverpool will likely look to a new contract but don't be surprised of an offer from PSG.
Sadio Mane (LW/F) Would likely be too expensive for Barcelona but they could look to including Dembele in a deal - but Liverpool are overpricing players again. Real Madrid could look to him as alternative to Mbappe - possibly - but would want to throw players in to a deal.
Roberto Firmino (S) Liverpool will look to upgrade at some point whilst he still has value – perhaps in 2022.

All of these players are performing but they are all 30ish and their value will fall away - I suspect Klopp wants to do the rebuild rather than let someone else do it - which is a huge risk for the club financially.}

1.) 24 May 2021
24 May 2021 20:20:42
If I remember we turned down £14m for Wilson, which seemed a very good offer to me.

2.) 24 May 2021
24 May 2021 20:43:09
Any player that doesn’t want to play for us can go at the right price I guess.

3.) 24 May 2021
24 May 2021 21:02:41
Never mind salahs agent pricing him out of a move it should be Liverpool football club he’s the last one to leave to me!

4.) 24 May 2021
24 May 2021 20:58:51
Understand to a certain extent the Spanish clubs Ed but why on earth would his representative be offering him to Chelsea? Surely we would match wages and it is a definite step down at this moment in time. Is Salah that desperate to move on?

Re Mane, I would defs take Dembele and some cash if it meant we could also buy a young CF.

5.) 24 May 2021
24 May 2021 22:01:33
Last seasons Mane we can’t replace, this season though he was way off the pace. I can’t work out if he will get back to his best. Klopp and Edwards know best.

6.) 24 May 2021
24 May 2021 22:31:57
Salah is guaranteed between 20-30 goals a season, he'd be the last one out the 3 I'd sell.

7.) 24 May 2021
24 May 2021 22:38:47
This seasons Mane > any season Dembele. Fact,

8.) 24 May 2021
24 May 2021 23:43:21
I have clients who are sports agents (primarily rugby) who tell me it is common practice for agents, particularly if they have a very valuable client, to always gauge interest from clubs even if their client shows no desire to move.
They obviously earn from transfers and they will claim they are making sure their client is made aware of interest to keep him in the loop when in actual fact they are trying to turn his head to generate a fee for themselves.
Now I don’t know if this is the case with Salah but I certainly don’t see his agent touting him about as proof positive that he wants to leave Liverpool.

9.) 25 May 2021
25 May 2021 07:50:01
If Dembele gets his head right he is an absolute baller. Definitely more naturally talented than Mane. Would hope that Klopp would have a serious conversation around his motivations if we were to sign him.

10.) 25 May 2021
25 May 2021 10:12:41
Josh, Mane has scored double figures in goals every season since he was 20, in every league he’s played, even this season he’s not been at his best but still scored 11. Dembele on the other hand has only done that once, in a farmers league (Ligue 1). The lad is weak mentally and physically and is as thick as mince. Dembele isn’t worth the risk.

11.) 25 May 2021
25 May 2021 04:09:14
I ed002, i know you don't like this but should I hold my breath over kylian mbappa to liverpool?
I mean is there even a chance for this?

{Ed002's Note - Kylian Mbappe (RW/S/F) is the primary target for Real Madrid in 2021 - they will face a challenge from Juventus who will be open to include players in the deal. Manchester City have certainly considered Mbappe but I think it unlikely they will commit to the €200M transfer fee, huge signing on fee and huge wages. Liverpool would also be in a similar position and the money would be a major issue for them regardless. PSG don't want to sell him and at the very least will expect him to agree a one or two year extension to his existing contract that runs until 2022, that will keep his price buoyant - and that seems the most likely outcome but he may want a commitment that he can join Real Madrid next summer. But Ideally PSG want him to agree a new long term deal and are willing to offer him €750k per week for a minimum two year extension.}

12.) 25 May 2021
25 May 2021 08:53:42
Dembele isn't mature enough in my opinion, I can see him upsetting/ annoying a lot of the more experienced players. Ed's should one of them leave, is Pedro Neto still be looked at? He was doing the rounds this time last season, is he still highly thought of at the club?

{Ed002's Note - The only Wolves player Liverpool has shown an interest in is Traore - although other clubs have been looking at Neto.}

13.) 25 May 2021
25 May 2021 09:56:19
I remember a time when Ousmane Dembele was seen as Kylian Mbappe's equal. He is unbelievably talented. He just doesn't seem capable of applying that talent and somebody posted on here last time it came up just how many issues he has away from the pitch. From partying and trashing his rented accommodation, all the way down to little things like his diet.

He'll likely go down as another player who had the world it his feet, but his head in the clouds.

14.) 25 May 2021
25 May 2021 11:53:03
750k wow. Thanks ed for the reply. Appreciate it. It's safe to say the figures quoted are absolutely beyond liverpool and fsg.

15.) 25 May 2021
25 May 2021 13:04:50
Salah's agent has been talking to other clubs ever since his first day at Melwood, but a transfer hasn't even remotely come close to happening. The fact he approached Chelsea tells you all you need to know.

16.) 25 May 2021
25 May 2021 14:16:30
Ed002, have you heard anything about how LFC view Traore as a possible fit into the squad, or is it merely a Klopp infatuation?

Traore hasn't proven to be consistent at all, so it just seems extremely risky to expect him to slot in as a Salah replacement. I like the idea of him playing behind Salah in the rotation, but I'm not sure that's money well spent at his current price, especially considering too that we have Harvey Elliott waiting in the wings.

{Ed002's Note - I would expect Traore to be a Salah replacement.}

17.) 25 May 2021
25 May 2021 22:17:59
Replacing Salah with Traore would be like replacing Ian Rush with Steve Anthrobus. It would be almost guaranteeing a relegation battle.

18.) 26 May 2021
26 May 2021 11:41:08
Agreed. Traore still looks like a rough diamond and needs work. Nuno is a great coach IMO and it worries me that Traore still isn't looking polished. For me, he still needs a few more years, understanding the best position for his attributes and I don't fancy that dice roll at LFC. Especially if he's seen as a replacement for a 20+ goalscorer.

19.) 26 May 2021
26 May 2021 13:59:28
He still looks rough around the edges at 25, that should answer all questions. A few more years takes him far to close to 30 with no likelihood those shortcomings in his game will ever improve.