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24 Aug 2020 20:08:14
Hi Ed's quick question about Liverpool's competitors this year. Just wanted your normally expert opinion on how close/ far the teams are to challenging, mainly city and Chelsea. Appreciate it's hard to guess but you normally do a decent job.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool are in a position to consolidate and win out again this coming season - the formula is there, the players are a cohesive group and appear hungry for more success. This should be the basis of going forward without too muich disruption. But perhaps a year later changes will start to be needed as players are getting older and there is a need to freshen up. I understand that before he departs Klopp will look to leave a young side in place that can again challenge at the highest level - but the plan will be through aquisition and money might continue to be an issue. Other sides will look to catch up, Manchester City and Chelsea have well planned approaches in place. Manchester United is a mess but will spend. Spurs will now spend but there needs to be a plan to reclaim the money going out. Arsenal are risking a great deal more of course.}

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24 Aug 2020 20:25:40
Thank you Ed002. Will klopp and Edwards look to continue signing similar player profiles re age? Or will there be a shift to younger still players.
Thank you for all the work.

{Ed002's Note - They need to continue to look to younger players if the academy is not producing the talent they need - it is a long term fix but like many clubs they want the academy to work - but that could take years.}

24 Aug 2020 20:30:52
A mess pmsl! Don’t hold back Ed 🤣.

24 Aug 2020 20:45:07
Thanks, Ed02 for all your work. Do you think that the owners will sell up if the current model cannot be sustained or cannot be changed to a much better, self sustaining model?

{Ed002's Note - They are investors - I don't see them selling up until growth has peaked and flattened out. At that point they will look to do it again with another club.}

24 Aug 2020 21:29:19
That's fair enuff, Ed02. By that logic if they are still here, it simply means they still think and are confident that things have not flattened out yet. Only time will tell.

{Ed002's Note - Time will see it flatten out.}

24 Aug 2020 21:38:49
That's a fabulous detailed reply Ed002 thank you very much.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

24 Aug 2020 22:03:42
I think the club are in a decent position to benefit from the academy if they manage the youngsters they have carefully the next few years. If you think Trent already come through but the likes of Elliot, Brewster, Williams and Jones already all look like they have potential to become good players. Important the club don’t buy players that could stop that progression.

24 Aug 2020 22:25:03
I touched on this a day or so ago. The refresh will begin at some point. I said a year too. Just hope we can fund the replacements for our players because the value of the team will decrease over the next few years.

Replacing Mané, Salah and Firmino concerns me, especially when they’re going to be the wrong side of 30 and have lost value. On the other side of it, they should keep us challenging and in the champions league where the income is. I can see one leaving in the next season or 2 to be replaced in stages. Sancho (unless he’s off to Utd) and the likes will hopefully be looked at, players who are showing great ability already as well as a high ceiling.

24 Aug 2020 22:43:57
Thanks for the great reply Ed, appreciate it. Have a good week.

{Ed0666's Note - I agree it was a corker of a reply. We’re lucky to have the guy

25 Aug 2020 00:29:40
I have to second that he knows his stuff
Usually gives me a hard time but not does the man have great knowledge
Thank you ed002.

{Ed0666's Note - and it’s subscription charges etc. you lucky lucky things,

25 Aug 2020 02:06:50
Thank you for those responses Ed.

25 Aug 2020 05:48:41
Yeah, I think we’re lucky to have all the Ed’s but number 2 is on another level and we do appreciate his knowledge and willingness to share this across all the pages.

{Ed0666's Note - I’d say you’re lucky to have the other Eds but I’m the one you should protest to get rid of because let’s face it I’m not any good. But I have incriminating pics of Eds 001 in a compromising position so unfortunately for you lot I’m here to stay.

25 Aug 2020 08:18:49
I thought that I was the only person who had them pictures Ed0666?

25 Aug 2020 08:53:31
They are like Napoli. Sign a relative easy CB and sell them when they peak. No affiliation to the club.

25 Aug 2020 00:46:54
Yes, brilliant reply Ed002. Would Man City's plans account for a manager change or do they forsee an extended Guardiola stay? Klopp leaving a youthful team with ingrained success is the ideal scenario imo, but who knows. Regardless I think it might be a tighter tussel this year with 2 or 3 teams Competing in the home stretch.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester City know that they will have to deal with a change of coach next summer.}

25 Aug 2020 09:59:21
And Eds002 casually drops a large bomb. 👍

Care to elaborate Eds?

{Ed002's Note - About what?}

25 Aug 2020 12:35:30
About Man. City and a change of coach Ed002.

25 Aug 2020 07:38:03
Ed666 "Incriminating pics of Ed001 in a compromising position" - I thought everyone had those? Or are yours extra special?

{Ed0666's Note - Mine are in color....he can’t dispute them.

25 Aug 2020 07:43:27
I could make you a lot of money with those pictures 666 ( and you’ll be known as Damien from now on 😃 ) .

I can see us both now, sitting on ed002’s yacht drinking the royal cuvée of Champagne, Cristal Louis Roederer through a straw, scoffing a bowl of pickled onion Monster Munch.

{Ed0666's Note - Throw in a packet of beef monster munch and I’ll show you the pics that are not for public consumption.



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