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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?

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{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.

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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:


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:

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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05 Oct 2020 09:24:55
The line is too high. It does not work.

Salah, Jota and Robertson the only ones who come out of that game with a slice of credibility. They can stay in the team.

Firmino, Wijnaldum and Keita need to be dropped. Fabinho was as bad as them but is crucial and has credit in the tank. Their performances were nothing short of disgusting. Players like Minamino and Jones need to be given their chances now.

The whole defence bar robertson was anonymous. Pathetic performance not helped by the nonsense offside trap tactics and the uselessness of the midfield. Has to be better.

Don’t think i’ve ever felt this way after a game of football before, i don’t know how to react. Feels like a good time to put football on the sideline for a few weeks and think about other things. Couldn’t sleep a wink last night. Only consolation is that whether its 2-1 or 7-2 its still only 3 points dropped.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 05 Oct 2020 09:33:17
I slept like a log. It's a game of football, not worth ruining your health over.

{Ed025's Note - absolutely adam mate..

2.) 05 Oct 2020 09:46:21
Couldn't sleep over a football result? come on mate sort it out.

3.) 05 Oct 2020 09:46:48
I get the anger and I get the it was a freak result and we have been perfect for a couple of years.

But doesn't that make it even more worrying. I never thought I would see a performance like that from this team and with this manager. Losing to Villa isn't great, but to concede 7, to give up, honestly this type of result could ruin a few players and our season.

Everton look great, so we shall see if this team does still have this mentality we have gone on about.

4.) 05 Oct 2020 10:01:03
Woolback how does it not work we hardly ever lose, it was not how we set up yesterday its how the players played. And that they had the luck to go with are awful play the first goal and then 3 deflected goals in one game is not going to happening very often in fact I can't remember any game like that before.

5.) 05 Oct 2020 10:06:49
SteW17, in the NFL they say, "Sometimes you get the bear. Sometimes, the bear gets you". New England Patriots for all their dominance, have been on the end of absolute batterings over their years of dominance. LFC have lost 11 games in their last 130 in the league under Klopp. That is New England Patriots levels of dominance.

Bad day at the office. Nothing more, nothing less. If players allow it to ruin their season then that is Klopp failing to do his job. And Klopp is NO slouch and better believe he is mad as rattled hive of wasps.

6.) 05 Oct 2020 10:12:26
ed002 would Marko Grujic have WP issues with a loan to another premier league team.
cheers ed002.

{Ed002's Note - No, they could apply and get a WP butI would think he will be heading to Germany later today.}

7.) 05 Oct 2020 10:16:02
To be fair i think the lack of sleep was more from the Tequila’s sending me head spinning and giving me a crippling headache during the night 😂

Of course we hardly ever lose but the result was symptomatic of a number of chinks in our armour that have begun to appear, teams have been incrementally getting better playing against the high line over a period of time. Villas game plan was executed to perfection. I think it needs changing a little bit to avoid this kind of thing happening again.

Like you say Grino, the performances and the application was a huge part of the problem and while the result was a combination of so many different factors, certain players have become a touch complacent and i feel now is the time to remind one or two that nobody is undroppable. Not rip it all up and start again but some accountability has to be taken by some for consistently impotent performances over the calendar year.

8.) 05 Oct 2020 12:51:54
Fully agree, AW. Time to refocus and get down and dirty. That defeat is a slap in the face of LFC and the players must feel that way cos trust me, their pride took a battering. We have a very proud dressing room with leaders up and down the squad wo should and IMO, will NOT let this stand.



02 Oct 2020 14:46:39
Not much else to be said about last night, disappointing but pens is a lottery, although the two pens that lost it for us were garbage and taken by the two players who played the worst on the night.

While origi only played about a third of the game, he contributed very little once again. We were playing well before he came on, after he came on the chances dried up. He was awful against Lincoln last week and i really do think his time his up now. He needs regular game time to kick on and his performances suggest he is fed up, as i think the fans are a little bit. I think he should go now and preserve his legend before it goes the other way and becomes a bit negative whenever he makes an appearance.

Wilson, while played out of position, was absolutely terrible. I felt sorry for him as i believe he is a red, and it can’t be fun knowing you’ve played badly on your first and maybe final game for the club, but he did so little and hid so much it was ridiculous. I firmly believe if we had another midfielder playing in place of him we’d have won the game, it felt like playing with 10 men at times. To me it feels as though Klopps choice to try and put people in the shop window (while going well in the case of Grujic and Shaqiri) has backfired and got us knocked out, albeit it could have been a different game had Shaqiri and Tsimikas been available.

There were plenty of positives though, with Minamino and Jota going from strength to strength and looking fantastic acquisitions, and Rhys Williams and Neco stepping up incredibly well after a horror show last week, couldn't be more proud of them. Not the end of the world we got knocked out by such a negative team that offered very little once again, just unfortunate and it will catch up to Arsenal eventually. A ressie side tie against City would have been special though : (.

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1.) 02 Oct 2020 15:37:03
I felt the same AW.

I didn’t know what to think of Origi’s performance. He didn’t seem very mobile which was strange, reminded me of Ballotelli’s movement (which is harsh I know) . I love origi aswell 😭 and he will always be a legend for number 6.

Wilson was poor aswell. I hoped for more from him. Sure he is gutted aswell.

Arsenal had a more experienced side out and that seemed to tell in midfield. I thought we could have won this competition aswell. Onto the bigger competitions I suppose.

2.) 02 Oct 2020 15:57:59
The winners of the FA cup get £1.8m prize money. Not a massive amount and not even as much as one Champions League group stage win. It's worth it for the teams that want to give it a good go.

The winners of the Carabao Cup get £100,000. I know it's nice to win it, but is it really risking hundreds of millions worth of talent getting fatigued or injured for?

I'm not saying Klopp didn't want to win it. If he didn't, he wouldn't have started Salah and Virgil. Surely, from a financial risk point of view though, surely the board would rather we weren't in it.

3.) 02 Oct 2020 16:11:58
Hiding during a game is probably the worst accusation you can make of a player but it was possibly accurate in Wilson's case. It's likely related to a lack of confidence but it still frustrates me more than anything else.

I've seen less talented players at Fratton Park over the years but if they gave everything the crowd loved em. If you can't do that for LFC 1st team under Klopp at Anfield then it's a sad day.

Makes me wonder if he knows he's going no matter what he played like.

4.) 02 Oct 2020 16:15:12
While he might be "fed up" he and LFC don't look to be pushing for split just yet.

5.) 02 Oct 2020 17:39:22
Agreed on Wilson but Minamino was also very poor.

6.) 02 Oct 2020 20:34:46
Minamino was terrible in my opinion, give away the ball constantly. However the younger reds played well and that's what's important in these games. Thought grujic was impressive, pity there does not seem to be room for him.

7.) 02 Oct 2020 21:40:25
I’m not sure what game you lot were watching but perhaps save your ire for Arteta and his 5-5-0 formation.
Like watching paint dry. We had enough chances to put it to bed in normal time but credit to Leno.

8.) 03 Oct 2020 09:44:08
Epic potatoe, it’s still classed as a major trophy. Me personally I’d like us to go out and try and win every competition we enter. Barring wilson I thought klopp put a decent side out and we were unlucky to go out on penalties. rubbish happens but I’d of been a little more deflated if we’d of put a full team of kids out.



26 Sep 2020 12:32:06
The thing that really impressed me with Grujic the other night wasn’t just the quality of his play, but his intensity. There was a real crispness to his play, not lackadaisical at all, talking to people, communicating when defending corners, he looked pissed off a few times when someone made a mistake or when something went wrong. For someone who is supposedly meant to be leaving, who hasn’t played for us for years and would have every reason to play a bit half arsed when a good few goals up against Lincoln, he really did treat the game with the utmost respect even when it seemed a few others had taken their foot off the gas. No nerves, shyness or hiding at all, really imposed himself on the game and really impressed me, absolute worlds apart from the performances that Keita had been putting in where he just hides. Can definitely see why Klopp is keen on keeping him.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 26 Sep 2020 13:01:09
I saw his performance very different. He took a lot of touches and played it backwards or sideways. I felt that he slowed down opportunities to break which then gave time to Lincoln to reset.

I can see his technique and ability is there but I can see why Klopp is hesitant.

Compare how Thiago was always looking to move forward. It felt that Grujic was always looking to play backwards especially in the first half.

I am intending to have a go at him and if he puts a Liverpool shirt on I will support him but I just didn’t recognise the description Woolback gave.

2.) 26 Sep 2020 13:48:29
I actually thought grujic looked good. He did sometimes slow the game down but overall, he was impressive. very calm and assured on the ball.

3.) 26 Sep 2020 14:27:28
He did look good, but given it was against League One opposition it's hard to judge what his level is based on that. He is highly rated in Germany following his stint there, though.

But we currently have an abundance of midfielders and a need to sell non-HG players, so unless Wijnaldum is leaving (which seems to have gone cold), I think Grujic will go.

4.) 26 Sep 2020 20:35:25
G1dgo, are you actually comparing Grujic with IMO, the best CM in the world currently or did I misread that?

5.) 27 Sep 2020 08:03:06
Complete useless comparison to make that proves anything to define keita or grujic. Grujic was sitting in the deep role against a lower league side that were so poor and off the pace of matching us that any professional midfield player would look good and controlled. On the other hand keita is used in the most advanced areas of midfield and was competing up against kante and kovacic both playing for their country in the last world cup final and jorginho a 50mil experienced international as opposed to grujic playing a complete different midfield role and facing a side not capable to put us under any pressure.

I'm not bashing grujic at all but we saw chirivella play with the exact same comfort last year, doesn't mean anything really. Keita would have been on top in midfield too against that Lincoln side when the game as a contest was over after the first quarter.

Kai havertz was very good in bundesliga, but since coming to England he only looked like having any quality against a weak Barnsley in the cup. In his 3 PL games you can see that he's struggled to get into games. I'm just not sure that grujic can give us anything that we don't already have. Like emre can was for us I just feel he's got a nice balance of attributes for a midfielder, big, can take powerful strides, get stuck in, is tidy on the ball keeping it simple and can chip in with a handful of goals but no part of his game stands out to me as being able to add anything to improve our midfield. Fabinho tackles better, thiago passes better, wijnaldum more dynamic an agile in narrow midfield spaces. Henderson has a bigger engine and aggression to contanstly press, keita can carry and dribble beyond players while Jones offers a more inventive option in attacking midfield. If we kept grujic and let one of those leave then I think we'd weaken our options of variation.

I'm not an expert on grujic as I've only seen bits and pieces of him over the last 2 seasons so maybe he's added something special to his game since. What does he look best at? Ball winning? Breaking up play? Dominant passing numbers and accurate switching of play? Carrying the ball with direct runs using his strength? Attacking the box late as a threat to score from midfield runs? I always thought he had a decent ability to offer a mix of each but nothing that is of the level that each midfielder playing for a top side has to add to his side.? Anyone have a genuine insight having watched him playing regularly to know his current level?



28 Aug 2020 19:55:53
Ed001, always trust your opinion on players and love to hear your opinion. If Mane was to leave, who would you choose to go for on the left hand side, and who could you potentially see the club moving for if that happens?

Ed002 mentioned Dybala would be his pick as he is versatile, but he is a left footed right winger rather than a right footed left winger, so this would make little sense to me. Sarr is too raw for me and beyond that i struggle to think of anyone. Neres maybe or is he too laid back?

Anonymous Woolback

{Ed001's Note - defo not Dybala, too lazy for my liking. I do like Neres though a bit lightweight. Maybe Saka from Arsenal?}

1.) 28 Aug 2020 20:46:52
Saka came left field, not that I am saying he is bad just hasn't come to mind. Trust your opinion Ed1 so could you give the briefest of brief assessments on him, because you peaked my interest. I haven’t seen a lot of him but Arsenal fans seem to love him.

{Ed001's Note - just a hard working left winger with pace and good technique. He has also shown willingness to play out of position at left-back plus he can play on the right wing too.}

2.) 28 Aug 2020 20:49:33
I think if we sell Mane we'll end up with Zaha. Complete guess.

3.) 28 Aug 2020 21:22:31
Zaha? You’re joking me. Only place he ever scores is in David Moyles daughters bed.



28 Aug 2020 01:43:58
Listen, Barcelona is one of the most beautiful places to live on the planet, hell i want to move there someday.

But after all we’ve achieved, all we could still achieve, for Mane to want to leave Liverpool to go and play for a barcelona side that are shaping up to be turning into AC Milan Mk 2, that may not win La Liga or the Champions League for many seasons to come, it just makes no sense to me and, to be quite honest, would be more gut wrenching than the pain of Suarez and Torres put together.

I know nobody sticks around forever, one last pay day and all that, but this feels one or two seasons premature. Just when you think players are desperate to play for our club for as long as possible, a rumour like this comes out and it breaks your heart.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 28 Aug 2020 03:18:43
Completely agree, Woolback.
What you have described would be compounded by the fact that I, and I’m sure many others, fully expect us to win the league again next season, at which point we might be coming towards the end of the C.V. tunnel and will be in possibly the strongest position we’ve been in up to that point.
We would be completely stark, raving mad to sell Sadio Mané this summer, it would be simply unjustifiable.




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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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18 May 2018 04:51:13
Not to be cheeky Macca, but where is the right back? It’s one of the few holes left to plug.

I don’t watch enough of burnley to know but I prefer the sound of Mee much more than Tarkowski, but id take either of them and put trust in them to grow and iron out their deficiencies.

Butland still makes no sense to me for what he will cost, if we really are after a backup keeper it should be somebody with more experience who will cost little. Call me a romantic but Buffon joining us, even to just be backup, would give me shivers, but Reina would be good as well.

Ceballos seems to have been covered by the Ed’s endlessly and would be a smart buy.

Fekir and Dembele would leave us all in dreamland, I’m not fussed if dembele would only be a loan he has so much talent.

As for the speculation that this all means Salah is leaving, personally any player can leave if they so wish. Say what you like about Suarez, Coutinho, torres or mascherano, but at least they all stayed for a few years before controversially departing. If Salah honestly wants a move after one bloody season, and is incapable to see what we are building here, then sod him. As great as he is I see him as a product of the system, and we could almost certainly find somebody to do a decent job in his stead. This is all hypothetical of course as I don’t think he will leave this summer.

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05 Mar 2021 17:39:31
On what basis are we going to be in for a ‘rebuild’? We have a great squad, just need a handful of additions and 2 or 3 players who haven’t stepped up at all during this crisis who are coming to the end of their time here. So you know, standard end of the season shuffling about.

Give your head a wobble.

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05 Mar 2021 10:24:45
I really don’t think Guardiola has had some kind of redemptive journey back to being a genius here. He has a squad of about 900 top players to rotate through while everyone else has been ravaged by injuries and fatigue. He’s made them more defensive and had probably his 7th go at adding a really expensive defender who can actually defend. Not only that but City have always been cry babies who flap it playing in front of crowds, the absence of which definitely suits their test tube algorithm football.

Under these circumstances i’m not sure there could have been any other outcome.

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04 Mar 2021 12:51:05
I honestly don’t know what everyones issue is with Thiago, he’s had some crap games where he’s tried too hard but most of the time during our downturn in form he has been one of if not the best player on the pitch. It isn’t his fault he’s playing in a horribly imbalanced team, next to a literal ghost in midfield, with a group of forwards who don’t want to move to receive his passes.

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03 Mar 2021 13:28:04
I don’t think we need to change all that much in the summer. I think one of the front three will have to go in order to provide the resources for transfers, thankfully we have adequate replacements in the form of Jota, Minamino and Elliott.

I’d sell Mane to PSG or Madrid, promote Jota to first choice on the left wing, then throw the bank at getting Haaland. I really do think he is that good and would be worth the outlay. You can coach and develop a lot of qualities into players, but that finishing ability of that level cannot be coached and is very rare. Just imagine the damage he could do with his height from Trents and Robbos crosses as well.

In addition to Adrian and Wijnaldum, i’d try and recoup some money from the sales of Matip, Keita, Origi and possibly Shaqiri. I’d use that money to bring in Bissouma and buy one or two centre backs, but whoever would be affordable or good enough i cannot say.

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01 Mar 2021 19:45:26
He’s just a typical reactionary Sky Sports mush ed. Employed solely to say provocative and over the top things, thing is the people Sky employ don’t actually need pushing towards that rhetoric i bet, they really are just that childish and reactionary.

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