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21 Aug 2023 11:42:24
Ed2. Has Liverpool looked at Konstantinos Koulierakis the young centre back that plays for POAK in the Greek Super League?

The lad looks a real talent but I understand AC Milan are very much interested. Seeing if there is a possibility for us to make a deal happen.


{Ed002's Note - No, he would not get a WP for the Premier League.}

1.) 21 Aug 2023 14:12:56
Okay cheers ?.

2.) 21 Aug 2023 15:47:07
Football manager? We should look at roony bardgjhi too! and that diouf kid from rennes for midfield!

3.) 21 Aug 2023 18:16:43
@Liveburd031 Football manager? I have a life so don’t have time to be sitting in front of a PC playing football games.



29 Jul 2023 11:12:32
Ed. Do we have any interest in Florentino Luis? Are Benfica even open to selling this summer given the right price or is he in the not for sale category?


{Ed002's Note - Florentino (DM) Scouts continue to watch Benfica but they have no interest in selling Florentino Luis unless his buy out clause is met or nearly matched. Seen by Barcelona as a potential Busquets replacement, but, too expensive although they would look to include a player or two.Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool spoke with his agent last summer. Manchester City want to upgrade Kalvin Phillips and Florentino fits the bill. For Liverpool he would realistically be a Fabinho replacement but they are looking at others so can realistically be discounted. PSG were interested but have moved for Ugarte so they can be discounted. Napoli, Arsenal and Milan offer less likely options although with Tonali now departing Milan we may see an increase of interest in him but at nothing close to his buy out clause and they will want to include players. Wildcard would be Chelsea but they have a much preferred option. His sale would also be dependent on buying a replacement and the one they have in mind is edging toward a move elsewhere.}

1.) 29 Jul 2023 12:08:08
Cheers Ed2. Much appreciated ?.

2.) 29 Jul 2023 13:06:07
Isn’t his buy out clause about £100m. That’s going to put a lot of clubs off.

3.) 30 Jul 2023 12:22:25
If we are signing any player for 100m this season, it should be Gvardiol.

I know, Ed02. It's not going to happen.



15 May 2022 14:28:23

A lot has been said about Jude Bellingham and his next destination for the 2023/ 2024 season. However, I have seen a few outlets reporting that we are interested in his younger brother Jobe Bellingham. Can you shed any light on whether this is true or which clubs are looking at him?


{Ed002's Note - He is a 16 year old kiddie - I would need to ask around.}

1.) 15 May 2022 22:26:57
No problem. Cheers Ed2.

2.) 16 May 2022 09:34:23
Not wishing to be cynical but clever move by the club if looking ahead to tempting big brother Bellingham over next year.

3.) 16 May 2022 10:52:52
like bowen but would only be an option if salah left.
liverpool have raided relegated teams before (robertson, wijnaldum, shaqiri) .
could raphinha be a target if leeds go down?



27 May 2021 18:59:28
Ed2. Respect your opinion on transfers. Daily and Sunday Express seem to think the club, or should I say Michael Edwards is scheduled to meet Bissouma's agent tomorrow. Can we chalk this down to the media selling a story knowing we have an interest in him or is there some truth to this?


{Ed002's Note - I have explained before that three interested sides (there may be others) have spoken with Michael N'Cho about the player and two are serious options that will see if a deal can be reached. I don't know what his plans are for tomorrow.}

1.) 27 May 2021 21:07:25
Hey Alonso, Fabrizio confirmed today definite interest from Liverpool and Arsenal. Says that he's not first choice for Arsenal (looking at another style of midfielder) I suspect Buendia, Odegaard, Aouar etc.

Ed002 may I ask what sides are interested and the two serious options that Bissouma has? I didn't realise negotiations had moved so that concrete options were available. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Why do I have to keep explaining that Liverpool and Arsenal are very interested. It is particularly tiresome.}

2.) 27 May 2021 22:19:22
Thanks for time Ed2, much appreciated.

3.) 28 May 2021 08:57:23
Apologies Ed002. Note taken - Liverpool and Arsenal like him!



10 May 2021 11:52:34
Morning Ed2. One for you if you're about. You are the man for all things transfer related and value your opinion. So I guess my question, or questions for you is regarding Saka. If Mane were to leave do you believe Arsenal's resolve would be tested if a "decent" offer came in from us, or is he simply off limits so to speak? Secondly do we or have we previously held any interest in the player? Lastly, in your opinion do you believe he would make a good replacement, if say Mane did in fact depart this summer?


{Ed002's Note - If Mane departs then I would expect Jota to take his place and another versatile forward added. It won't be Saka who the club have shown no interest in and Arsenal won't want to sell. I could see Klopp looking to one of the players he has as favourites like Dembele, Traore of Sarr - but I think Liverpool could well look to Sancho as I have said before - but there are huge add on costs that would be a problem.}

1.) 10 May 2021 12:54:39
Thanks for the reply Ed2. That’s enough for me. If you say we have shown no interest at all and Arsenal as I thought wouldn’t be open to selling, then we can safely scratch him off completely. I would say If Klopp is going for the other names mentioned above, I’m hoping he goes for Sancho. He might not have his fans on here but transfer fee aside he has the higher ceiling. I know you mentioned before that Mane won’t command the transfer fee us fans would like what with C.V., plus the big clubs have other targets as their main priority. So, it appears it would take a sell of Mane and some fringe players to complete such a transfer. Either way it’s an interesting summer ahead with a few players needing to be moved on and few brought in. I just hope we don’t hang onto players and loan them out again with no plan or intentions of integrating them into the side.

2.) 10 May 2021 12:56:10
If Mane departs, I don't think we would get a massive amount for him in this current market. At the same time, I don't see us spending a large amount on any potential replacement with us having made significant losses this year.

Could we be looking at loaning players this summer Ed, possibly including options to buy, in order to delay the prospect of buying players until our finances are better?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Liverpool looking to any loans, but Danny Drinkwater will be available.}

3.) 10 May 2021 13:00:18
Ed02 unfortunately I think to get fans on their side fsg might try to accumulate debt and sign someone "Marquee" . I hope I'm wrong.

4.) 10 May 2021 14:27:15
ha Danny Drinkwater, might as well get nigel Reo-coker involved.

5.) 10 May 2021 16:44:15
If Klopp's choices are Sarr, Traore or Dembele to replace Mane, I'd rather keep Mane.

6.) 10 May 2021 17:29:16
Danny Drinkwater Ed002 love it mate😂.

7.) 10 May 2021 18:01:37
Are united still in the ring for sancho eds?

{Ed002's Note - Jadon Sancho (RW) Manchester United messed everybody around last year and he has again been offered elsewhere to those who had previously enquired, but whilst Real Madrid are not interested, Chelsea may be willing to work directly with his club to secure a transferrather than his agent. If Manchester United want him they are going to have to agree a deal before the summer. I would not be surprised to see interest from Liverpool but they have financial issues which could impact any offer.}




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25 Feb 2024 17:52:02
I'm proud of the boys. Got a little teary seeing VVD emotional at the final whistle. Proud of our captain. His first trophy as captain and many more to come.




26 Jan 2024 12:02:17
Ed1. For me, I love what Xabi Alonso is doing in Germany and been quite vocal about that. I didn't think the time would come as soon as this summer to think about it. So my question is. Do you see the club bringing in Alonso?

To Klopp. All I can say is thank you for the memories. You made me hold my head up high amongst any fans in the league. I remember crying with pride the night we won the League. You bought us every trophy possible. What I hope to see is the boys push on and see him off by winning the quadruple!



{Ed001's Note - I just don't see any other candidate out there.}

1.) 26 Jan 2024 12:31:03
Best way to put is he’s a generational talent and character. Certainly no one who is not replaceable. its really tough recognising a replacement in all honesty, but if the club has known since November they must already be considering candidates or at least have a short list.

Would Xabi be in that list I really don’t know.

2.) 26 Jan 2024 12:32:39
Ed1. I hope you’re right. He is the obvious choice and hope the club are aware of him.

Just in complete shock about this news to be honest, and the only comfort would be Alonso taking over.

3.) 26 Jan 2024 12:33:18
Alonso IMO, the real question should be: Who else is out there that can come in esp. one who knows the club and it's supporters and the fabric of the club on a deeper level other than Alonso right now judging by the madness he is doing at Leverkusen right now?

4.) 26 Jan 2024 12:33:20
He's certainly the best candidate if not the only 1, just hope pep doesn't get the role.
True legend Jurgen. Above all players past and present. True legend.

5.) 26 Jan 2024 14:09:02
Pep is off, Magico.



30 Sep 2023 21:07:45
Despite the atrocious and quite frankly inexcusable decisions I'm proud to be a red and proud of my team. It took a last minute own goal for Spurs to beat a 9 man team. We pick ourselves up and we go again and show why we can be title contenders. YNWA.


1.) 30 Sep 2023 21:16:50
Hear hear.

2.) 30 Sep 2023 21:19:24
What happens now, when a legitimate goal is disallowed post VAR check? How was the goal even disallowed? What will be the consequences i wonder.

3.) 30 Sep 2023 22:21:40
The refs ref the refs.
Oh we made a mistake. sorry. and move on to make more next week.

Call them out and you get banned. So they have a free pass to be as incompetent as they want.

4.) 30 Sep 2023 22:47:29
If Harry Kane can file an appeal and have a goal that was credited to someone else credited to him, why can't Luis Diaz file an appeal to have a goal credited that was not credited? There's ample factual evidence that would back his claim.



16 Sep 2023 14:49:42
Szoboszlai is only 22 years old. Just let that sink in.


1.) 16 Sep 2023 20:26:12
Did he have a good game?



16 Aug 2023 12:54:21
For Ed1 and fellow fans.

Would you be happy with Cheick Doucouré for a reported £50-£60 million in addition to paying Andre Trindade's £34 million release clause to bring him in now?

I would be more than happy with whose two and a LCB. Been researching more on Andre and everyone in Brazil seem to think he is the best of his generation, which is a big claim. Whether they're right or not and he fulfils his potential is another matter.

Not sure which Liverpool outlet did an interview (YouTube) with someone in Brazil who is close to Andre and those around him. But he was echoing what a lot of people are saying about him in terms of his ability and potential. Interestingly he said Andre wants to come and if we went in for him this summer he would jump at the chance. We are his first choice apparently but with how things have gone so far - until the player is in a Liverpool top I will take that with a pinch of salt.


{Ed001's Note - I would be happy with that, I like Doucoure. Not seen Andre play but I hear great things about him.}

1.) 16 Aug 2023 13:39:28
Yes, Doucoure can put himself about on the field which is what we need.
Another more defensive midfielder and centre half would be great but I don't know who that should be.

2.) 16 Aug 2023 13:41:53
It would be great if we can secure Doucoure.

I personally still can let got of the chance of getting Gravenberch for a reasonable fee (£25m or so if reports are to be believed) . This is a guy who looked a world beater at Ajax, but who's career has stalled at Bayern, but he's only 21. He's not unlike Pipco who didn't look all that at Milan, but was able to grow and flourish with us.

Andre looks great too, but I'd rather we do a deal now for January (when AFAIK his price will be a bit lower as Fluminese can keep him for the rest of their season) and give him half a season to adapt before Thiago leaves (or sell Thiago in Jan if there is an offer that suits him) .

Need to get a LCB done too.

I was hoping for Fofana as both Eds are fans and he is a fair bit cheaper than Doucoure, but I guess PL experience is crucial if we don't want another 'transitional season'.

3.) 16 Aug 2023 13:43:24
Ed1, Same here. Florentino and Andre would be even better but I like Doucouré.

Regarding a LCB. Do you know why we haven’t activated Inacio’s release clause? I could be wrong but if we pay the reported £39 million then we don’t have to negotiate with Sporting. Same way we activated Szoboszlai’s release clause, which meant RB had no say in the matter. Or am I missing something?

We need a LCB and there is one staring us in the face. Would be good to hear your take on it.

4.) 16 Aug 2023 13:46:10
I 100% agree Rigsby. Another defensive midfielder and centre half and we challenge on all fronts. Fingers crossed ?.

5.) 16 Aug 2023 13:49:19
yeah I'd be happy with that whilst a bit guttered for Bajcetic.

6.) 16 Aug 2023 13:54:03
Ed01 if you are interested, I just read a great article on the Liverpool city website (not sure I can post the link on here) about Doucoure and how he rose through the JMG academy (the one run by Jean Marc Gillou which produced, the Toure bros, Gervinho, Bissouma etc. ) in his native country Mali and it's director gave a full account of Doucoure and his attributes and qualities as a player.

He essentially said that Doucore's talent are not defensive alone. In fact, he says that he is very creative in possession and is always looking to start attacks after winning the ball and that is how RC Lens signed him before he then moved to Palace and is now hopefully, on the verge of joining us. If waht the academy director says about him is true then, we have a gem on our hands should we get him and by all accounts, he is super keen to play for us.

{Ed001's Note - he is a very good player, not sure why we didn't sign him rather than go for Caicedo to be honest.}

7.) 16 Aug 2023 14:00:32
@Zeddicus - Waiting until January for Andre is a good shout because his price will be lower. I’m seriously worried if we do that other teams can come in for him. Would rather pay the release clause and bring him in now.

@Faithinworks - Baj is a top talent and only 18 years old. Even if we sign two DM’s he will still get plenty of game time due to injuries, suspension, domestic cup matches and Europa.

{Ed002's Note - Why will the price be lower? It is not as simple as paying the release clause.}

8.) 16 Aug 2023 14:38:20
Alonso1786 like you've I've read good things about Andre Trindade but I think one of the issues is that his club will not sell him while they are still in their version of the Champions league so won't be available until their season finishes in Jan (I think) and if that is the case then Jorge needs to get that deal agreed now so we don't have any more issues then. Would like to think we'd get Doucouré plus another DMF but wouldn't be surprised of we played stefan bajcetic until the new year. Also we agree we definitely need a LCB. Here's hoping it gets done sooner rather than later.

9.) 16 Aug 2023 15:25:13
Sorry Ed002, it may be my misunderstanding on Andre. I thought you had said that his price will be higher now given the fact they are midway through their season, I probably read it somewhere else.

I am aware that his deal is complicated by an element of 3rd party ownership which would need resolving.

Alonso, I meant to say to agree a deal for him now to come in Jan - hopefully will suit the 2 clubs (albeit maybe not the 3rd party! ) and thereby make the deal easier to agree.

{Ed002's Note - The difficulties are that the transfer window in Brazil has closed, Fluminense are still in midseason and doing well, and they only own 80% of his rights. Sporting have suggested they might yet try and strike a deal. Liverpool are putting their efforts elsewhere.}

10.) 16 Aug 2023 15:37:47
Regarding Andre, let’s sort the immediate things such as the lad from CP, sign the lad from Sporting if possible, then organise Andre for Jan.

It’s the way I see the priority imo.
As Ed’s have stated it appears Andre has been on the radar for 2 years, so we should know all we need to.

Ed’s, maybe Dacoure was not above CM of now Chelsea, due to Afcon? Maybe.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea have been talking to Crystal Palace about others - not Doucoure.}

11.) 16 Aug 2023 16:07:56
Thank you Ed002. From one of your earlier answers, does the €40m that Fluminese want only represent their 80% owenership?

Therefore Andre would cost that element to Fluminese plus whatever we have to pay for the remaining 20%?

{Ed002's Note - Of course - they can’t sell what they don’t own.}

12.) 16 Aug 2023 16:23:45
I nearly got a heart attack when i started your reply there ed02.chelsea have been talking with cp haha.

13.) 16 Aug 2023 17:00:59
I'd sooner have a whole Doucoure than four fifths of Andre.

14.) 16 Aug 2023 17:37:53
Depends if the 4/ 5 of Andre could be selected by the purchasing club?

We could do without his arms as he could just do like Dom and not use them to pull down opponents and therefore avoid red cards.

Also, his 'auld fella' we could leave behind as sex before games is meant to be detrimental to on field performance.

I still think we could get an effective DM from 4/ 5 of Andre.

15.) 16 Aug 2023 17:41:43
Kew17, I think that Ed02 said that Klopp tapped Inacio up and Sporting got peeved about it and would not do business with us regarding him or any one of their players till further notice. So you can scratch him off that list, sadly.

{Ed002's Note - No, I never said that. Klopp tapped up a different Sporting player, got caught and admitted stupidity.}

16.) 16 Aug 2023 18:19:57
Palace would probs only sell doucoure for 70m Alonso not 50-60.

17.) 16 Aug 2023 18:11:21
Was it ugarte?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

18.) 16 Aug 2023 18:29:09
Ed002 Liverpool are putting there efforts elsewhere I’m assuming Doucoure.

19.) 16 Aug 2023 18:48:15
To clarify, I meant Ignacio and Decoure if it’s viable, I may have got his (Ignacio) club wrong in my above statement, the belief is reading other posts that Ignacio has buy out clause of 40 mill, I assume that’s Euros?

Then go for Andre for Jan, discussions could take place after securing the above 2, that way LFC could ask Fluminese to resolve the 20% to organise the sale to us, providing that is the way we go.

20.) 16 Aug 2023 21:01:21
Ah Ed02, sorry for that. I always thought it was Inacio and not Ugarte. Apologies, man.




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13 Apr 2024 21:11:13
Only Amorim knows what’s going on in his head. For me, and going by ITK’s, both him and Alonso are the standout candidates. Well, were because Alonso removed himself from the running - that Amorim is set to become our new manager. As for the attractiveness of our club. That would be totally subjective. What you’re saying might be true in some cases. But then on the other hand, a number of managers would relish the fact a summer clear out is looking likely. Simply because we have a number of talented players they could work around. And funds raised from sells along with a set transfer budget would ensure they get the players they want in order to execute their vision. Now, I could be totally wrong here but I see a bigger clear out then some might be expecting.

Salah turns 32 in a few months. Is still a good player but is naturally on the decline. Plus, this is the last time we could get a good transfer fee for him. In my opinion he is off to Saudi Arabia, and if we can fetch between £100 million - £150 million we have to take sentiments out of it and sell. At the end of the day all good things must come to an end. As for Diaz, his father is doing a press tour about Diaz playing for a Spanish club or a top European club for that matter, which I find strange. I’m at the stage where if a player wants to go just go, no matter who they are. If we can fetch £70 million or thereabouts then sell. So Diaz is another one I see gone this summer. One that might be going under the radar is VVD, who might want to leave this summer. It would be his last chance of a big pay day and I’m sure his agent could drum up interest from one of the top European sides to facilitate that. Plus he turns 33 in July so Edwards and Hughes will most likely sell instead of extending his contract and paying him £200k plus a week, which makes sense.

I see Kostas sold, and his ability and performances means I don’t need to elaborate on the reasons why. Kelleher might ask to leave for the sake of his career. And yes he’s played a lot of games this season but that was down to Allison having a lot of injuries which has never happened since his move from Roma. Not much needs to be said about Thiago, Adrian or Matip as their contracts expire this summer. Tyler Morton and Carvalho could be given a chance but equally they might come back after tasting first team football and ask to leave if interest from other clubs is there. Or it might not be their decisions if Edwards and Hughes feel they could get good money for both. Another thing is we keep getting linked to DM’s, which could be media rubbish. But if it is Amorim coming in and if the media noise is true then he might bring one with him. Personally I would be happy with Endo and Bajcetic but if a DM is brought in we might cash in on Endo, which will not go down well with a large number of the fanbase, although I trust them those in charge in whatever they decide to do. Edwards and Hughes might be thinking we could make some profit on him when you factor in age (31) and low fee paid to bring him in. Then lastly there is Konate. He has all the attributes to be a good defender but whenever you think he is kicking on his lapse in concentration rears it’s ugly head. Not to mention the fact you can’t rely on him as a first choice CB due to his consistent injuries. If PSG who he has spoken about decide to come in for him this summer I see him gone.

All speculation of course. But whatever happens in the summer, I’m actually very positive. Safe to say exciting times ahead with Edwards, Hughes and hopefully Amorim.




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12 Apr 2024 13:42:22
Ed2. Can I ask why an outgoing manager is having a say on potential targets for a new manager?

Also, correct me if I’m wrong here but I’m also surprised that Richard Hughes and or Micheal Edwards would allow that to take place. Now, I don’t claim to know the ins and outs of the transfer process, but from my perspective that is odd.


{Ed002's Note - I am sure the club value the input of Klopp in addition to Hunter and Fallows.}



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09 Apr 2024 00:37:34
@Jude Nkunku - Yeah mate, he has done a great job thus far.

One thing we do know though is the Premier League is a different beast. But I’m confident Amorim will do a great job for us if/ when he joins us.




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08 Apr 2024 18:57:41
Magico mate. For me it was between Alonso and Amorim. Both are great young managers and are destined for greatness. But Alonso was my first choice more so on the sentimental side.

But if you take the sentiment aside, Amorim has more experience than Alonso. And whilst only turning 39 years old in January, he has already won major honours over in Portugal. If we can get the deal done for Amorim, a lot of our fans will soon see how special he is.




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08 Apr 2024 18:50:07
Hopefully talks progress well with both Amorim and Sporting and the deal gets done soon.





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15 Apr 2024 18:13:22
@Myrtle. No need to apologise. And we didn’t take it that way at all. Well, at least I didn’t. Your post was right on the money and was actually needed.

I’m sorry to hear you had to experience that fateful day. Prayers to you and everyone else that were personally affected. And you’re right, tomorrow is another day. Enjoy the good weather wherever you are ?.




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15 Apr 2024 16:43:50
@Scouse John. Two things completely amiss with your post. One, how can you say a manager is not a patch on another one, when one is coming to the tail end of their career and another is starting one, and one may I add that has been successful to date. Two, not hard to click on my profile and go back to when we bought Endo. “I bet you whines when we bought Endo” I was one of the few who backed him to be a success and never said a bad word against him. Assumptions are a funny thing though.

I am not discussing recent poor results, tactics errors etc for the rest of the day out of respect for what this day should really be about. Was a lapse in judgment on my part that I posted anything in the first place regarding recent on field events.




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15 Apr 2024 15:41:15
You’re right Myrtle. Today is not the day to pick apart recent results.

I made a mistake in doing that earlier, which was a lapse in judgement.

Today is about those that lost their life’s, their families, friends and also those who were there that day.





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15 Apr 2024 14:47:18
Not sure how my post above made it to this thread. Was meant for Sepah’s post below.




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15 Apr 2024 14:08:39
@Sepah and @Hailstone 100% agree.

Amazing what playing players in their natural position can do. Szobo will explode under Amorim next season. Yes he ain’t playing well but being coached into a Henderson type midfielder and played out of position will do that to you. The guy is a star and will become one of our main players under the right coach and position.




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