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08 Aug 2020 16:14:20
It seems fairly clear that the club would like to bring in Thiago at the expense of Wijnaldum if possible this summer. Do any of the Eds know of any potential buyers for wijnaldum or any clubs he has his sights set on?

Anonymous Woolback

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any efforts to sell Wijnaldum by Liverpool, nor anyone making an approach for him.}


1.) 08 Aug 2020 18:15:54
Fairly clear? Eh?
Why would the club be looking to renew Gini's contract if they're going to replace him days later?
What on earth brought you to that conclusion?
Please don't say Tw@tter.


2.) 08 Aug 2020 22:21:32
It seems to me that Thiago is only possible if Gini doesn’t sign a new contract and leaves. I’ve heard that he is interested in going back to Holland but how much truth is in that rumour I don’t know.


3.) 09 Aug 2020 02:31:49
I would be so surprised that Gini would be looking for a move back to Netherlands now. He is still in his prime and can contribute to one of the big clubs in Europe's major leagues for at least the next 3 seasons.

{Ed0666's Note - I said the same thing to Eds 001. Like you say He can make lots more money for the next two to three seasons anywhere in the world and then go home and still win titles galore at whichever Dutch team he chooses. I know it’s not about money sometimes but I’m adamant he won’t go back to holland just yet.


4.) 09 Aug 2020 08:30:51
Ed0666 maybe he thinks he has enough money and just wants to go home to be near his family. Am sure after this contract if he never played again he would have enough money to last him. He might just want him play for his boyhood club in his peak as kids that’s all ways the dream not how much money you can earn.

{Ed0666's Note - yeh I get what you’re saying but I’m not sure that’s the case. Footballers are on the whole mercenaries due to the short career spans. I’m not expecting him to sign this contract on the table, I hope I’m wrong but in this current broken economic climate we have to sell if he’s dragging his heels. We can’t afford to lose him on a Bosman I don’t care how much of a soldier he’s been for us. He a 30 million pound player at least and we can’t just give him away.


5.) 09 Aug 2020 09:32:14
So why won't he sign Ed0666?Where do you think he'll go if he does?

{Ed0666's Note - Barry I have no idea why he’s not signing maybe he’s holding out for more cash maybe he wants to try another avenue who knows? I truly hope he signs as he fully embedded in the Klopp philosophy and trying to embed another midfielder quickly is gonna be an issue. Where would he go? I seriously don’t know but at the price we’ll want with only a year left on his contract I’m sure he’ll have a load of admirers winking at him


6.) 14 Aug 2020 05:13:35
certainly possible Barry, just saying I'd be surprised if this is his position at this stage in his career. maybe C.V. is an influencer? who knows.
for me, I'd like to see him stay in red.


 

 

28 Jun 2020 12:33:15
Question for the Eds, seeing a lot of links to Traore which could be plausible, but obviously we have just backed out of signing Werner for around the same amount of money. One detail that astonished me was the amount of money that Werner is reportedly going to be earning at Chelsea, which is more than salah and van dijk and would have been inconceivable at LFC. Do you think that it was a purely transfer fee related issue, or was it more Werners demands both financially and in terms of game time that made the deal implausible?

Anonymous Woolback

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what Chelsea will be paying Werner I am afraid. Liverpool have financial issues as has been explained repeatedly - even Peter Moore issued a statement to the fans. Liverpool did not try and negotiate the transfer with RBL.}


1.) 28 Jun 2020 20:56:27
Hi Ed. was it the fact that they had to pay upfront to activate the buy out clause whereas if they did buy traore for 70m they may be able to pay circa 17m for 4 yrs. which is more affordable?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you mean. Liverpool illegally tapped the player up and they did not speak to his club. In addition to what I have said, the Chief Executive has explained the money situation at Liverpool.}


 

 

04 Dec 2017 12:25:09
Eds, i remember on the sharkopod that you said Barcelona would look to get a deal done before the end of november as one of the key instigators of the deal would no longer be involved and this would lead to them viewing other targets. In this situation, is it possible we could see coutinho stay a bit longer in a de gea to real madrid scenario? Or would he definately try and force a move to another team like psg, madrid, maybe even juventus to replace dybala?

Anonymous Woolback

{Ed002's Note - Yes, we are now beyond the end of November and they will be considering their options. It is possible that Coutinho could move in January or the Summer but be clear he wants out. Coutinho is not of interest to Juventus and he is not first choice for Real Madrid. PSG might retain and interest but it is Barcelona who want him and that is where the player wants to go.}


1.) 04 Dec 2017 19:56:00
Up to Barcelona to make us an acceptable offer. The ball is in their court. 🤝.


2.) 05 Dec 2017 03:05:38
Barca will once again resort to underhand tactics to get Coutinho cheap. We trust Henry to duke it out with them.


 

 

10 Apr 2017 20:29:48
Just read that coutinho rejected the requests of the coaches to stay at home, so he could make the bench for the game on saturday, then to come off the bench and score. This is the exact attitude and type of player we need here at liverpool, hats off to him.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 10 Apr 2017 23:22:10
Couts has to stay, build our team around him, need another Mane .


2.) 11 Apr 2017 00:53:45
What would you do with another Mane if you've built your team around Coutinho?


3.) 11 Apr 2017 02:02:09
Coutinho was always needee to stay. He didn't need to do anything like that to justify it.

Hes our boy. Show him the love and he will give you the heart.


4.) 11 Apr 2017 03:24:35
build another mane and mane running around firmino!? and then someone can get their dream of firmino in central midfield realised.! :p.


5.) 11 Apr 2017 03:52:08
probably the best £8.5m the club has ever spent.


6.) 11 Apr 2017 06:07:23
Sure the best 8.5 we ever spent was on ings, that free transfer.


7.) 11 Apr 2017 08:25:26
support coutinho zimbo, as Mane has done.


8.) 11 Apr 2017 15:26:17
Don't worry I'd happily take another Mane! Just not sure if we'll get someone of his level to join with no obvious starting spot. Think hopefully Coutinho, Firmino and Mane will be our starting lineup and wouldn't want to see that changed myself.


9.) 11 Apr 2017 15:41:46
kudos couts, however if and when he is not in form let's remember this instead of wanting him out.


10.) 11 Apr 2017 21:18:01
The problem with football these days is that the Doctors think they pick the team. Hats off to Coutinho for his positive attitude and nonsense to all that red zone, orange zone, green zone crap.


11.) 12 Apr 2017 01:28:00
He must be mad. If someone offered me the day off id take 2.


12.) 12 Apr 2017 09:17:18
Haha that's good one mingo.


 

 

20 May 2016 17:56:44
From what i can work out the players we are interested in are:

Chilwell
Hector
Karius
Zielinski
Gotze
Silva

I have never seen any of those players play but i guess any addition at goalkeeper and left back is welcome. Zielinski and silva seem slightly unneccasary unles we get rid of a lot of players. Hector is apparently more defensive minded which is exactly what we need. I was still hoping for perhaps a holding mid to push Can and Henderson more but maybe Grujic is that player. However i fail to see the point of chilwell as he is just another joe gomez surely? And personally i like joe gomez so i'd much rather see him or smith given a chance.

The outs that everybody can virtually agree on are:

Mignolet
Moreno
Skrtel
Lallana
Milner
Benteke
Balotelli
Allen
Alberto
And all the academy players who will be moving on.

If all that happens i'd consider it a very successful summer and cannot wait for next season with a squad of klopps own players.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 20 May 2016 18:09:47
Lallana will stay, Klopp said as much the other day. I can't see Milner moving on either on his wages and the sort of club he'd want to go to.


2.) 20 May 2016 18:54:38
Joe Gomez is a cb not a lb Rodgers just stuck him there like he did Flanagan. I really like Gomez he's got a lot of promise, good with the ball at his feet, is comfortable with a challenge and not bad in the air. just hope he comes back from injury well.


3.) 20 May 2016 18:54:50
Milner's leading our assists table. I'd keep him on the condition that he's usually played on the right of midfield rather than in the middle.


4.) 20 May 2016 19:07:00
AW, Migs not be moving, neither will Milner. Lallana, I think, may make way for Goetze, but not necessarily. I think illori will move on too.


5.) 20 May 2016 19:53:12
Aren't we also interested/ linked with another midfielder? Dhroud is it?


6.) 20 May 2016 19:58:53
Perhaps Goetze will replace Coutinho? Barcelona have been looking recently and something was said earlier in the year, about him wanting to move on if there is no champions league football at Liverpool.

It wouldn't surprise me if a decent offer came in for him at least. We're not in a position where we can reject the advances of clubs like Barcelona, we haven't got the finances and we don't have any European competition next season.

One thing is for sure, Coutinho will not sell cheap, so if he does leave we'll at least get a tidy sum for him.


7.) 20 May 2016 20:44:40
I don't think Goetze and Coutinho are related at all. I would aso be not so sure either of Hector or Silva are coming in. While Liverpool has scouted both players, we have not made any effort to move for them, and are concentrating on bringing in Zielinski, Chilwell, Karius and seemingly Goetze.


8.) 20 May 2016 21:36:46
Mignolet has a 5yr contract.
He will not be leaving unless some fool offers us more than his contract is worth.


9.) 20 May 2016 22:09:24
im sure whoever klopp buys will be the right player for the team, he knows what he needs to do after this season so i will put my faith in him to get it right instead of trying to second guess him, if he brings these players in then he needs them yes we have other players in the team already but he might not see a future for them because unlike us he sees them every day and knows there weaknesess, like lallana for instance he is a good player but there's hardley any end product from him and i don't think he is at the right standard for us maybe Zielinski will have a better end product because these 2 are very a like, also the players he is buying he is getting them cheap not like BR who over spent on players, its so refreshing that he is getting players this cheap for a change,


10.) 20 May 2016 23:47:07
Great insight despite having never seen any of them play.


11.) 21 May 2016 01:11:06
I don't agree Lallana and Milner should go. 2 of our most consistent performers under Klopp. Allen could do a job as a squad player. Moreno - has still (some) time to learn how to defend. Not sure he will though!


12.) 21 May 2016 07:00:34
AndyM, lalana should go if Gotze replace him. Milner can go if we get Zielinski.


13.) 21 May 2016 14:52:38
Andym that mean no one significant leaving and based on that no one coming in. Simple tranfer window.


14.) 22 May 2016 00:45:17
Skrtel, Benteke and Allen, if he moves, all significant 'Outs'. I don't see CM as a priority for strengthening. Matip and Grujic both significant 'Ins' already done. A GK and Lb needed (Lb whether Moreno stays or goes) . I hope for a lot from Ings next season.


 

 

 

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07 May 2022 17:12:24
Wolves on the beach are they? Nothing to play for? We should all make our peace with how useless all of the other Premier League teams are and hand City the league?

Rubbish. It’s 22 men on a field kicking a bag of wind about at the end of the day and as Chelsea have shown this afternoon, switching off for a brief period of the game can cost you a win.

Here’s hoping Newcastle can do the same at the Etihad!

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 07 May 2022 17:45:44
I'd say Tuchel is skillfully manoevering himself out of a job in the summer.


2.) 07 May 2022 19:43:21
Or is it a case of Wolves and Chelsea are on the beach.


3.) 07 May 2022 22:06:21
Tuchel is no mug. He has to know that he is auditioning to be the manager long term in front of the new owners. If Chelsea keep screwing up and lose that FA Cup final then, he will be under pressure from them going into next season. Why? Cos new owners ALWAYS want to bring in their own guys hence, their own manager who fits their model. IMO, Tuchel could be on borrowed time.


 

 

21 Feb 2022 17:34:12
There’s a recent trend that I’ve been seeing a lot in discourse surrounding our great club recently that has been both irksome and confusing to me.

It is this notion that we, as fans, should not get too excited or project excitement about the possibility of a quadruple, and that we should all simply keep our heads down and focus on the next game.

Correct me if i’m wrong, but it’s the job of the players to stay focused on the next game, whereas the job of the fans is to show support, but also enjoy the entertainment being put on display for them. It is a passion and a calling, not a full time job that we have to feign a veil of professionalism for.

I understand we’ve all had our fingers burned in the past and got excited over things that ultimately never came to fruition, but that’s all part and parcel of being a football fan. Supporting a football club is to love it as a piece of yourself, and as is the case with any romance in this life, no matter how many times you get hurt, we still keep putting our heart and feelings on the line, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in the pursuit of the ultimate happiness, because at the end of it all, what else is there?

If you’re not going to enjoy the here and now, if you don’t allow yourself to get excited about this amazing football team and all they may achieve, then there may not be any point in you following it at all. Come what may, we may end up with no trophies by the end of the season. All we can do is live in the here and the now and enjoy days like yesterday, because this might be as good as it ever is going to get.

Don’t stunt your enjoyment of this team by being scared of what may happen. Live in the moment, allow yourself to be carried off by our hopes and dreams, and let the lads worry about the nitty gritty on the training pitch.

If you can’t enjoy football, then what else is there?

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 21 Feb 2022 18:06:44
Excellent point AW.

You’ve made my evening!

Thanks mate!


2.) 21 Feb 2022 18:33:58
I would guess when posters talk about " keeping our heads down and focus on the next game" they are saying that is what the players should do, which I'm sure they are.


3.) 21 Feb 2022 19:20:26
WE'RE going to WIN THE QUADRUPLE!

YAAAAAY!

{Ed025's Note - god i hope not.. :)


4.) 21 Feb 2022 23:40:10
That’s better Zeddicus, you’re a fast learner 😉.


5.) 22 Feb 2022 16:32:06
Stop projecting excitement upon us, AW.
We've a very good side but watching games is stressful unless we are five nil up at Old Trafford. If anything we are expected to win now and this causes us more stress.
Football is not enjoyable when we are going into finals as favourites and we are expected to win almost every game we play. How can we enjoy it when we have one of the best- if not the best- players in the world and he hasn't signed another contract?
This is was what Klopp and FSG have done to our once top six club and the sooner they go the better!


6.) 22 Feb 2022 18:16:47
AW, to each his/ her/ their own. I watch football on a diff emotional level to you. Allow people to be themselves and watch our games the way they like. Just my take.


 

 

19 Feb 2022 14:24:33
Another injury for Firmino. Used to be impervious to injury but has started regularly picking up injuries since the start of last season. At what point do we start worrying that his body is beginning to break down and can’t cope with the physical demands anymore?

Anonymous Woolback

{Ed025's Note - 3 years ago?..


1.) 19 Feb 2022 14:48:47
Exactly ed. should of been moved out then.


2.) 19 Feb 2022 16:56:11
Injury-wise he doesn't really worry me as much as Thiago, Keita or Gomez but it's been clear that he's been on the decline for at least the last two years now.


3.) 19 Feb 2022 17:14:58
Still scored nearly as many goals as Richarlison in the same 3 seasons tho 🤣🤣.


4.) 19 Feb 2022 17:35:15
I hope Bobby stays.


5.) 19 Feb 2022 17:42:55
Klopp has said Bobby is going to be out for a while with a muscle injury apparently.


6.) 19 Feb 2022 17:45:35
Actually Irish, in the same period of time that Richarlison has been at Everton, Firmino has scored more league goals. 37 to date for Richarlison and 44 to date for Firmino.

{Ed025's Note - thats comparing apples with oranges VVVV, bobby has great players around him while ritchie has a bag of crap supplying him mate..


7.) 19 Feb 2022 17:57:59
Fat Frank honeymoon over. Frank out banners on order eds?! 🤣🤣.

{Ed025's Note - no marty he will be given time mate..


8.) 19 Feb 2022 18:17:03
If you go down eds?


9.) 19 Feb 2022 18:22:24
Bobby on a bad season will always out score any Everton player.

{Ed025's Note - he has good players around him kloppers, i would be as effective as he has been for the last 3 years mate...and im 63..


10.) 19 Feb 2022 18:52:50
Didn’t Calvert Lewin outscore Bobby last season 👀.


11.) 19 Feb 2022 19:29:16
Fair point JK23. Over to you 25 🤣🤣.


12.) 19 Feb 2022 18:45:38
Their home form wil see them through, starting with a win against city next week, you know it makes sense ed025!

I think Brentford will get sucked into it, with Norwich and Watford being the other two to drop.

{Ed025's Note - next week is a poser WYred, an everton win would get us safer, but it would also put liverpool in the drivers seat...torn..


13.) 19 Feb 2022 18:51:06
Lampard given time Ed? Like Benitez was 😉.

{Ed025's Note - but lampard is not an archaic overweight iberian service worker gaz, benitez got exactly what he earned mate..


14.) 19 Feb 2022 19:29:16
Fair point JK23. Over to you 25 🤣🤣.

{Ed025's Note - i dont do stats guys, they are usually misleading.. :)


15.) 19 Feb 2022 20:20:58
Unlike Everton Ed0025 who are never leading 🤣.

{Ed025's Note - fair point JK..


16.) 19 Feb 2022 20:35:10
Well I'll be cheering you on ed25, don't want you to go down either so double bubble if you win. But the crowd will be electric and with tonight's result you may think you can get at them.

{Ed025's Note - im not holding my breath though WYred mate..


17.) 19 Feb 2022 21:10:24
Did he get a good pay out for his 6 months?
I feel it’s the boards fault for bringing him in rather than he’s own. He hasn’t changed so you knew what you was getting bud.

{Ed025's Note - moshiri appointed him gaz, a bad choice i thought mate but unfortunately they dont seek my advice on such matters mate..


18.) 19 Feb 2022 21:12:23
Harsh on Benitez Ed25. Everton didn't have a good squad to begin with and Benitez was given scraps to improve the squad. They didn't even give him any time to work with the January signings. The issue at Everton is that there seems to be an expectation at boardroom that because they have spent big in the past, the managers they hire should be doing a better job. The issue is they have spebt big but spent big on rubbish so the fault lies with Brands and Moshiri for backing him.

I don't understand the cult of Frank Lampard either. He spent big at Derby and couldn't get them promoted. He did okay in his first season at Chelsea to navigate them to Champions League football but the half season after was woeful. A worldly experience of 2.5 years in football management. Is that all it takes to get the Everton job now? It isn't even 2.5 years of success. I don't know why these chairmen keeep indulging his ego by considering him for these jobs because he has done nothing to show he deserves them.

{Ed025's Note - he was a dinosaur BR and got exactly what he deserved mate, frank at least has personality and man management skills, how it pans out is anyones guess though..


19.) 19 Feb 2022 23:55:32
Does anybody honestly expect Everton to get a result against City?

If Frank goes with his ‘we play open football’ approach they are going to need a bigger scoreboard.


20.) 20 Feb 2022 01:35:42
Frank ain’t going to cut it at Everton
But you just hope against city he has one of those fluke results going his way 🤣.


 

 

19 Oct 2021 23:04:34
We’ve seen how much better we’ve been going forward this season now that Firmino is back on the pitch. Maybe giving Robbo and Matip the Jota treatment is what is needed. Tsimikas has been excellent when given a chance and his delivery is a real asset going forward, whereas Robbo’s delivery’s just seem to get worse and worse. I also see no need to persist with an out of form Matip when we have Gomez and Konate chomping at the bit for game time. The midfield was bad again tonight but it has been ravaged by injuries of late so i imagine we’ll look a lot stronger when Fabinho, Thiago, Jones and Elliott are back and playing themselves into form.

Considering all that it was an excellent result and i can’t see why anybody should be complaining, champions league knockouts are all about the results and killing the group early rather than letting uncertainty drag on. Atletico virtually never lose there and i don’t think we were lucky with the refereeing decisions, all were correct on the night bar their offside goal. In european football good teams will give you headaches no matter who you’ve got playing for your side. Proud of the lads for seeing it out and i think Jurgen got his selection and substitutes spot on once again. Only gripe you could have with it would be his persistence with Keita but with the injuries we currently have beggars can’t be choosers! All about getting the job done with the side you can put out midweek and we did that. Just hope we don’t have a hangover for the United game.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 19 Oct 2021 23:40:01
We’ve seen how much better we are going forward with Firmino on the pitch. What are you talking about? We were the top goal scorers without Firmino.


2.) 19 Oct 2021 23:48:19
No complaints here. Great win. Stuck it up them on their patch and got under Simeone’s skin. Drama, excitement and two wonder goals. One more win and we’re through.


3.) 19 Oct 2021 23:53:36
AW

I am in complete agreement with you on Robbo. Tsimikas is on form and should start for me. I have to disagree about Matin. Matin is on form and arguably has been better than VVD. If not better just as good. He did not put a foot wrong tonight and his performance all year is sound. I think its Matip form keeping Kounate out.
My 2 cents
Up the reds
Matt in FL.


4.) 20 Oct 2021 00:04:59
Sorry, out of form matip?


5.) 20 Oct 2021 05:09:43
Matip has been excellent all season. VVD was poor last night especially when Griezmann ghosted past him for his second goal.
I also thought their penalty should have stood. It was minor contact but the movement of Jotas leg very slightly preceded the strikers movement of impact which suggests to me that there was contact which could have been a foul. Mind you, VAR and a professional referee and a million Reds will probably tell me I’m talking tripe.


6.) 20 Oct 2021 06:48:36
I think there can be no doubt that Firmino has been in great goal scoring form so far this season and as a front 3 so far this season has been scintillating.


7.) 20 Oct 2021 06:50:06
Matip has been excellent, literally every game.
Virg is struggling playing 2 games a week because of the knee injury, give him time he’ll be back no
Problem.
We could do with Thiago/ Jones being fit now though through the season because Milner can’t play every 3 days it’s just impossible at his age. I still feel we need to sign someone in there, Henderson is 31 also so we have to be realistic.


8.) 20 Oct 2021 07:42:37
Matip has been really good this season and was better than vvd. Front 3 are scoring because both firming and mane have found their form. Ribbo is better defensively than kostas and has klopps trust, though I do agree he deserves more game time.
It was a scruffy game, but that’s what athletico do, is make it a dog fight and hit you with moments of quality. All in all a great result and start to the season. We are scoring lots and playing great football enjoy it while it lasts as klopp will not be here forever!


9.) 20 Oct 2021 07:44:47
Also forgot to say their pen was never a penalty, football is a contact sport let’s not forget. If you dived like that in Sunday league would get laughed it, I thought the ref showed a lot of nerve to overturn that decision.
Big shout out to Milner as well, I am going to start drinking ribena for its performance enhancements!


10.) 20 Oct 2021 07:47:05
Matip hasn't been great at all recently, Brentford he was very poor. But agree VVD isn't back to his best yet, seems a bit off the pace in most games but only to be expected I guess. Gomez needs a chance to get back into the groove. Midfield needs sorting out otherwise we will fall short in the big competitions. The protection to the defence isn't good enough at the moment.


11.) 20 Oct 2021 08:31:18
Sorry to labour the point but what more do people expect from the team? We are a point of first in the PL and the only team that hasn’t lost and having played the teams in 1st and 3rd place, we’ve won 3 out of 3 in the CL and won our League Cup game. In what way is the TEAM not doing well when compared to every other team in Europe?


12.) 20 Oct 2021 08:45:15
It’s called continuous improvement West. No ones saying the results aren’t great but it’s also a valued discussion to talk about what needs improving.


13.) 20 Oct 2021 09:11:27
Struggling to understand what some of our fanbase want here. We are a point off the top of the league, top of our group basically through and into the next round of the cup all while being unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions yet all some want to do is find the negatives. Joel Matip wasnt amazing last night but in quite a few games he has carried VVD so give him a break.

Robbo has played an awful lot of football and hasn't been poor in fact I feel he has been defending a bit more than usual and covering as a full back should. He has 2 assists so far this season which for a full back is a good return.

Firmino, for all the doubters and haters (and people who i genuinely believe do not understand what he brings to the team) has been fantastic so far this season when he has played. The opposition no matter who just don't know who is picking him up and where and is consistently dragging defenders and midfielders from pillar to post, all this while chipping in himself.

Enjoy this lads it won't last forever if some of you think we have problems now just wait a few years until this crop of genuine world class players aren't gracing the anfield pitch anymore

YNWA.


14.) 20 Oct 2021 09:11:55
We have to improve in certain areas if we want to have a successful season, ie win one of the big trophies. We are doing well but everyone can see there are areas to improve on.


15.) 20 Oct 2021 10:02:34
i thought we really good last night apart from the 20 mins or so when they got back into it, but i have to say what a horrible team they are time wasting, harrassing the ref and generally breaking it up. Suarez suits them.


16.) 20 Oct 2021 10:17:41
There are areas we can improve, but how do you improve on unbeaten? Win every game? Win every game 10 nil?
This is real life, not a computer game.
We have to improve on what we're currently doing to win something?
If we remain unbeaten we'll win everything in theory, so I don't understand the logic of that.
Shock and horror - teams will use their quality players to have a right go at us, it doesn't mean we've played crap.


17.) 20 Oct 2021 13:21:43
There are some cranks in this forum. Matip has not been out of form.


18.) 20 Oct 2021 13:45:33
Woolback I agree I have been saying it all the time Jota might score more goals than Bobby but the rest of his play is nowhere near Bobby’s standard. I to think Robbo needs a rest. I think Gomez comes in Sunday for his pace against Utd who will be a lot better than they was against Leicester where the gaps in between defence midfield and attack was massive. They will sit back and try to hit us on the break with rashford and greenwood’s pace.


 

 

26 Sep 2021 08:33:32
I thought that was a fantastic game of football yesterday and i can’t have many complaints about the scoreline. That’s what games against mid-table and bottom half sides should always be like, 50/ 50 affairs where both teams try to win, crowd up for it, desire and battling abundant, not just one team having 80% of the ball and the other team camped out in their own half rolling over pathetically. I don’t think it’s fair to say that we were bad or that there is anything to worry about, i just think that Brentford played exceptionally well and deserved their point. I’ve never seen our centre backs be given such a torrid time, their forwards caused us all kinds of problems and all of their goals came from scrappy battling inside the penalty area, on another day the ball doesn’t fall so favourably to them but it happened 3 different times and they scored every single one. I can’t say i’m too worried about our defence because i wouldn’t swap them for any defence in the world, i just thought that Brentford played very well and sometimes you have to just give the opposition credit for that, you can’t control how well they play you can only respond to that, which we did with three goals of our own and some decent football. The only thing that i’m annoyed about is that the players should have recognised what an mental 50/ 50 game it was and tried to kill it while they were on top. Instead we got a flurry of chances where Salah uncharacteristically tried to showboat and Mane then spooned it over the bar as well. I hope that serves as a reminder that we can play as well as we like but we have to be more ruthless in front of goal in key moments. Bit gutted to not open up a gap between us and the chasing pack but equally i can’t say that i’m fuming or that i feel embarrassed, all i can say is that’s football and i wish more games of footie were like that, my heart was pounding out of my chest at full time! Onto the next two games which will be just as if not more difficult, let’s set the record straight.

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1.) 26 Sep 2021 09:20:33
The gamne showed all our qualities but unfortunately all our flaws in one game. Couple of things to add, Trent should no longer be taking free kicks, i've not seen him hit the target for a long long time but not sure who elese can take them given we don't have anyone who can shoot from outside the box, but please please take him off them. He doesn't even make the golalkeeper make a save. Klopp has seen games like this one many times now but strangely does nothing to change things, taking Jones off for Firmino made things worse and if he could see they were piling up on Trents side and playing 2 up top bring Gomez or Konate on and push to a back 5 when we were 3-2 up to see the game out. Gomez should be playing instead of Matip all day long. Matip isn't strong enough, is outjumped by strikers who are far smaller than him becasue of this. Get Gomez back in and back up to speed asap. And Fabinho has not been great for last 5-10 games of last season or most games this season. Off the pace and not stong enough in the tackle and not wining the second balls which is why he is there. Pathetic attempt at a clearence for their first goal. Robbo was poor and now has a fight now with Tsimikas.


2.) 26 Sep 2021 09:33:02
50/ 50 game I must have been watching another match?


3.) 26 Sep 2021 09:56:21
My thoughts too WM…
Taking Jones off for Bobby was a strange one and as I mentioned in a post below, this game was only heading in one direction once we scored the 3rd…We should have closed the game out.


4.) 26 Sep 2021 12:53:19
Don’t get that one either, Drogie. That said, Salah wet the bed on that chance where he strangely tried to chip th GK who is as tall as Matip. That goes in, we see the game out if not score a 5th. Either way, it was a bang average perf overall and we need to learn our lessons quickly.


 

 

 

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09 Nov 2021 17:17:09
As has been explained countless times VVVV, our finances are in bits because of the ‘hand to mouth’ structure of them that was put under unbelievable pressure by the C.V.. Now that C.V. football is over, in time, i imagine the situation will return to a normal healthy level. It isn’t a conspiracy on the part of the owners to see Liverpool never invest in the squad again from now until the end of time. We still have a big squad and some players that could move on to create space. I wouldn’t be getting your knickers in a twist to this extent.

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23 Oct 2018 13:18:09
We have three players that can fill that role, one is out for the season wirh injury and two are new signings who are learning the ropes. What good would adding another player into the mix do?

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21 Aug 2018 17:17:31
I find it very hard to feel sorry for someone who let down all his teammates and tens of millions of fans around the world, on two occassions in the clubs biggest game in a decade, all for a loss of concentration that you find it hard to believe a sunday league player would make. I also find it hard to be sympathetic given that after said mistake, instead of offering to give up his holiday to train all summer and reclaim some dignity (as many of our players have offered to do over the past few years despite not cocking up) he chose to go on holiday without shame and absolutely blitz his social media. And then on top of all that, when we sign a world class player in his position, which all things considered was warranted, he decides to complain about it in public to the press.

I’m not saying i have any particular distain for the guy, i wish him well, but he has left like a spoilt brat and i will not miss him anymore than i did Enrique, Johnson or Balotelli. Mignolet will not get a move he has probably been looking towards for a much longer period of time and still has handled it with more grace than Karius has.

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31 May 2018 14:14:34
Think it speaks for the measure of the man that he pushed so hard to go to Madrid, has been there 5 years and can’t even be arsed to learn the language, don’t know what he expected to be honest.

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30 May 2018 22:33:02
Difference being that Fekir has let it be known for a while he willleave, has told the club well in advance and will almost certainly leave with more dignity than any of the others, he won’t have to go on strike or fake injuries to move.

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23 May 2022 00:02:05
Fair play to City. I think we have a right to bemoan the luck they had over christmas with availability and referee decisions, but to come from 2-0 down to win the title on the final day takes a lot of guts and they have my respect. I don’t think we’ll make the same mistakes we did early on in the league campaign this season, and I fully expect us to win the title next year, regardless of what happens with the likes of Salah and Mane.

You can’t win them all, but that’s football. It’s all about the journey and i have nothing but unconditional love for our boys. I just hope we can put it all right in Paris in a weeks time. Anybody who says the League is more important is silly. The currency of prestige and glory in club football is the Champions League. If we bring it home it’s still one of the greatest seasons in our history.

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22 May 2022 00:44:36
For Villa, it's all about keeping the game tight early doors. If you concede to City in the first half they'll just strangle the game and you're screwed. If you can keep them waiting until the 60th minute then they start to crumble a bit, they don't have the fortitude in those scenarios that we have. We'll probably know very early into the match which way it's potentially going to go.

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20 May 2022 13:32:54
I think it would be best if he could get a full rest before the final and maybe turn up against Madrid with his legs fully rested and with fire in his belly. He has looked fatigued both mentally and physically pretty much the whole calendar year. Jota on the right should see us get the job done.

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18 May 2022 18:09:11
I think it’s a classic case of certain people having absolutely no clue as to where their rights start and where they end.

When combating bigotry or any backwards logic, you have to be considerate of the information available to certain individuals when choosing how to approach them. In the case of Gueye, it can be no surprise that a man who grew up in a country that forbids homosexuality is going to have been exposed to significantly different information than I have been here in England.

That said, that is about as far as my sympathy for Gueye goes. He now finds himself living in a country that is more socially liberal than his own, and he expect to be open to criticism (or worse) if he does not adhere to the standards and ethics set in that country.

None of us would go to Singapore and cry arse about not being allowed to use chewing gum, nor would we play the ‘free speech and religious expression’ card if we went to somewhere like Saudi Arabia or Dubai and had to dress a certain way and adhere to certain customs, lest we get in trouble.

None of which is even comparable the Gueye situation, as he hasn’t even been prosecuted for his actions, nor does he face the possibility of such a thing happening. I absolutely can’t stand it when people just chuck out ‘free speech’ or ‘it’s a free country’ with absolutely no conception of where peoples rights start and end. Like ‘free speech’ does also include the the right to criticise you know? You don’t just get to say and do whatever you want, illegal or not, without being held accountable. It goes both ways. That also goes as far as being sacked by your employer for such behaviour; that’s simply the Marketplace of Ideas reacting to, well, your antiquated and inappropriate ideas. Just as you have a right to free speech, your employer also reserves the right to criticise, discipline and even fire you as consequence for your free speech. Nobody is unaccountable.

What’s more, the misconception of rights extends to the realms of religious expression. Your religious expression should begin and end with your own individual sense of self, and that alone. If someone wishes to take a break at work for prayer, or not work on a specific day for the sabbath, or not be exposed to pork or alcohol by their colleagues, then they are completely reasonable comprises to make as they only apply to you. What you do not have the right to do is make others at your workplace, or the millions of people across the world who pay your wages through their patronage towards your line of entertainment, uncomfortable by your senseless and inappropriate actions.

Being bigoted towards other people is not a valid form of religious expression, nor is it anything to do with religion at all. It is not illegal to sack or discipline someone for being a homophobe. I don’t claim to be an expert on Islam but I do know that plenty of people around the world practice their faith without being homophobes, and the rules per country differ wherever you go. It is not one consistent rule across all of Islam across the world, which clearly indicates it is entirely down to socio-political climate in certain societies, rather than being a core tenet of any religion. Indeed, it wasn’t long ago that this was the case in this country as well, but as economies grow, standards of living rise, the general population have more access to education and are liberalised, these things quickly change. All of a sudden it isn’t such an important tenet of religion when those things take place, thus proving that it was simply a societal prejudice that was weaponised by some questionably interpreted passages in whatever religious text is relevant in that particular country.

Nobody can stop Gueye, Sarr or anybody else being bigoted, but they need to accept criticism and consequences for their actions, they need to accept that cultural standards in other countries are very different from their country of birth, they need to accept their right to religious expression does not give them the right to oppress or upset other people just minding their own business, and they need to accept that sometimes, all you need to do is listen and learn.

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16 May 2022 19:02:42
Amazing news, I couldn’t be more proud of someone I am barely even aware of.

Football has always had a crippling problem with toxic masculinity and bigotry, going all the way back the days of rampant hooliganism. It’s getting better on almost every front but it’s relationship with sexuality and gender norms still remains a big issue.

Large swathes of fans, our own included, regularly endorse homophobic chanting and even this season some of the slander directed at Calvert-Lewin and Tom Davies for their dress sense and self expression has been disgraceful.

As someone who identifies as bisexual themselves, I have experienced first hand that the intersection between the Beautiful Game and queerness is a very uncomfortable one. I often feel at odds with ladly lads in expressing myself or my sexuality as it just isn’t often expected by them or something they’ve experienced before, and i’m often afraid of the misconceptions that come with that.

Even as a child, I was put off playing sunday league because of the intense masculine bullishness that came with it as it was something I never dealt with very well, something i’ve only managed to get over recently with dipping my toe into 9 a side, where I have been pleased to find that most people are very accepting, or the people i play with at least.

The same is true when hanging out with your LGBT friends, as they perceive football as a very toxic and masculine pastime and i worry of how my love of the game may effect how they perceive me. I try to explain to them that football is for everyone, and that just because there are problems with that sort of thing in the game at present, it does not mean we should just surrender it and give up, we should fight for a future in which all working class and marginalised groups are represented and respected within the game, so that everyone can enjoy it, but it is hard to get them to come around to it.

What Jake Daniels has done requires unbelievable bravery and really hope he can be a trailblazer for many like him, and for improving the issues which afflict the most popular sport in the world. There have been many rumours of England players who have wanted to come out but haven’t, and i really hope that this is a line in the sand for such a terrible thing to not continue any further.

A great day for football and for the world at large. Congratulations to the lad and I hope the rest of the country takes it as well as I hope they will.

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