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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:

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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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.


 

 

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.

Anonymous Woolback

{Ed025's Note - it was a great game AW especially for the neutral, all things that make the EPL the best league in the world mate..


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.


 

 

01 Sep 2021 09:34:40
A couple of questions for Ed001 if you’re about please mate.

Obviously your thoughts on Bissouma and Saul have been done to death, but what were your thoughts on Bowen? I saw you speak positively about him a few times but did you ever think he was really what we needed, was he good enough and are we better off giving chances to our youngsters?

Expanding upon that, who do you see as the most likely to come into their own in the absence of a forward signing? Is Gordon ready, do you think Minamino could yet turn it around, do you think we could see the likes of Elliott and Jones further forward?

Thankyou so much for all that you and all the other Eds do for this page, i hope guys can put your feet up now the transfer window hysteria has ended, you deserve it :)

Anonymous Woolback

{Ed001's Note - I think he is a very good player, Bowen, but I would prefer the space went to a youngster coming through, such as Elliott or Gordon. That is what we need to do more of for the future if we are to remain competitive. We have to develop our own players. In the short term, he would have been a better option, but in the long term the best thing we can do is use the youth players.

I think Gordon is the closest to ready, I can't see Minamino making it unless he can jump in now while Bobby is out. This will be his chance to nail down a place.

Cheers mate, but it will be just back to the normal hysteria now instead!}


1.) 01 Sep 2021 12:39:28
But Minamino got a chance, played out of his skin against Palace then wasn't seen again after, no run being let happen.


 

 

17 Aug 2021 16:49:00
Expanding on what Ed001 has already said about Jota’s strengths and weaknesses, could it be the case that he is the centre forward we have been looking for? Not really good enough at linking the play to displace Mane, but a far better goalscorer than anybody could have anticipated. In some ways he reminds me of Fowler, such as his penchant for consistently catching keepers out by hitting the ball hard and low, and his positioning being so good that he is far more threatening in the air than he has any right to be.

I’d always kind of viewed Jota as a wide player that could play up front if needs must, but perhaps we should be moulding him into our centre forward for the future, as his talent for finding the net without having a lot of the ball is extremely rare. Every time he takes to the field i always feel as if he’s going to score. If we are to bring in another forward maybe a Bowen or a Doku would be enough after all.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 17 Aug 2021 17:03:51
If we are to bring another forward, I’d hope we’d go for Sarr as he’s different to everyone else we’ve got (he’s a big unit), and unlike Doku he scored goals and makes them.


2.) 17 Aug 2021 17:16:58
Jota is the best finisher we have. I always thought of him best through the middle, then Bobby just behind. Add to that Sarr and we would be golden. Elliot then takes on the midfield role along with Jones. I only ever thought we needed one quality addition and if Klopp feels an attacking wide player is the way to go then who are we to argue.

Clubs atm won't pay our asking prices. Looks like we want
Phillips £15m
Shaq £12m
Origi £15m
Ojo £3-4m
no one is biting.

{Ed0666's Note - Jota a better finisher than Salah?


3.) 17 Aug 2021 17:17:56
AW, Jota for the most part played up front next to or behind Jimenez in a front two at Wolves so I actually never saw him as a wide man even tho, the scouts must have thought he could play there. Coming to us, it was clear that the kid could score goals and is not bad in the press. It is the other parts of his game (the things Bobbie is brilliant at in the CF position) that need some work.

Now he may be the natural goal scorer we have been waiting for as I have said that he is a much better goal scorer than Bobbie ever was. However, the link up play required in the CF position is crucial to anyone playing that role so I believe if he can play wide for us already, then he can improve his link up play as well. Now how Bowen or Doku factor into this, I don’t know.


4.) 17 Aug 2021 17:36:04
Yes I believe that ed. He is more natural in front of goal than Salah. Of course Salah is the better player but chance conversion I would just pick Jota. Salah still misses too many chances or he would be right up there as the best player in the world.

{Ed0666's Note - ok mate it’s just that I’ve seen Jota miss some sitters also and I think Salah converts the harder chances more regularly


5.) 17 Aug 2021 18:00:04
Yes I agree, when he came back after his injury he missed too many chances. Who is the best at converting hard chances, yes probably Salah. Hopefully Jota will stay fit and we will see how he performs.

{Ed0666's Note - exciting times ahead no doubt


6.) 17 Aug 2021 18:50:45
Yes I am super excited about the season. Last season was a damp squib, it certainly won’t be this season.


7.) 17 Aug 2021 21:14:14
We’ve gone from having 3 fantastic forwards to 4. Many clubs worldwide would bite our hands off to take 1 off our hands and we get the privilege as fans this season of being able to watch all 4 play for us.


8.) 17 Aug 2021 22:59:51
I mention Doku and Bowen because the club has had its sights on a wide forward all summer long, while many people, myself included, thought the most important player we should have been targeting was a natural goalscorer to play down the middle. If the club already envisions Jota as the player to rotate with Firmino and with Elliott taking up Shaqiri’s place in the squad, buying a wide player to rotate with Mane suddenly makes a lot more sense. Doku seems to be more of a long term project with huge potential despite his poor numbers, whereas Bowen probably has a lower ceiling but looks like a really clever and under-appreciated footballer and is definitely more well rounded player as of right now. I thought Ed001’s Kuyt comparison was very accurate and actually got me excited at the prospect of us signing him, could be a quality addition to fill in when needed or come off the bench to nick a goal. I wouldn’t sign Sarr as i don’t think he’s that good and he doesn’t help our AFCON or homegrown headaches one bit.


 

 

14 Jul 2021 11:54:51
While there is still a month left to go of the window and not many teams have completed significant signings as of yet, i must say i am beginning to get a little anxious about our situation.

The fact that our remaining incomings are reliant on our outgoings is bad enough, even worse so that we look no closer at all to selling any of the players we ought to sell. Maybe i’m just being impatient but i’m worried that we’ll be left with our pants down at the end of the window, settling for Traore and McGinn when we could have had Malen and Bissouma/ Niguez. After last season we really need to get this right.

Is there any real cause for concern Eds or am i just being a reactionary little snowflake? : (.

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1.) 14 Jul 2021 12:49:25
I wouldn't worry, a lot happens in the final 2 weeks of the transfer windows and it usually takes one major transfer to begin the big merry-go-round of moves.
Besides, the club have thankfully gone back to being very discreet with their transfers the last few years, so they tend to come out of the blue.


2.) 14 Jul 2021 14:33:32
Usually I’d be sweating over this, but the calibre of player we keep being linked with is underwhelming to say the least for Liverpool Football Club. So I’m kind of relaxed if we don’t get Renato or Mcginn to warm our bench.
Instead of wasting our money replacing Gini we should buy Someone to smash the ball into the net, and put Bobby in midfield.


3.) 14 Jul 2021 17:44:51
I wouldn't worry about something that you've no control over.


 

 

 

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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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22 Oct 2021 15:01:13
Our attack looks as good as ever, but our midfield has been ravaged by fitness problems and our defence still needs improvement/ changes. I still think there’s a lot more to come from this Liverpool side before they reach their ceiling.

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20 Oct 2021 11:48:12
Erm hasn’t mane scored the opening goal on multiple occasions already this season?

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10 Oct 2021 15:20:45
No. That’s quite literally the opposite of what i said. There’s corruption and despotism coursing through all of football from top to bottom and when talking about the Newcastle owners it should be addressed as such. All of it needs to go. People losing their heads over the Newcastle owners is exactly what the other club owners want, they want to paint them as the boogeyman to deflect from the fact that they are also cut from the same cloth. Some people have bought into this narrative and are very upset about the takeover, towing the line for the likes of Abramovich and Mansour because they can’t bear to see their success threatened by another wealthy club. In isolation this issue is nothing new, and pretending as if it is only serves the interest of the other billionaire owners who are trying to deflect from the fact that they have already ruined football with their corruption and dirty money. The Saudi’s taking over Newcastle is just another brick in the wall. All of them need to be kicked out of the english game for good.

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10 Oct 2021 13:26:40
I find it hard to really get wound up about the ethics of the Saudi’s coming in, as deplorable and repugnant as they are, when there is already so much of it in football that needs stopping already. I don’t feel as though it is fair for us fans to suddenly lift a finger and take issue with this now when the whole thing is rotten. Within the current system Newcastle and their owners are only doing what is permitted and what has already been done numerous times before. You either bin the whole system and give control to the fans, or crack on and enjoy football for what it is now. I find the Russian Oligarchs like Abramovich to be equally as deplorable, as their billions came from nothing but stone cold theft of the assets that the Russian people spent decades building with their blood sweat and tears. Their society is now riddled with rampant inequality and terrifyingly high levels of skyrocketing inflation and costs of living, solely because of the greed and corruption of men like Abramovich and the amnesty they have achieved with Putin. I find that to be just as disgusting as the behaviour of the Saudi’s but when Chelsea got took over the outrage was more of a minor annoyance. Now it seems that the clubs just want to protect their interests and are calling for a closed shop once again. I don’t think it’s right for us to get the hump when over the Newcastle owners because that’s exactly what Super League bunch want. Either they all go or none of them go. That’s the only way that seems fair.

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08 Oct 2021 11:07:00
As i’ve lived in Formby my whole life and because of where i work, i’ve been very fortunate to meet a lot of the players over the years. Most of the interactions are fairly innocuous, the likes of Hendo, Gomez and Fabinho coming into work and having a mooch in the village with their wives and kids, or just seeing Moreno kicking about in Tesco and stuff like that. Klopp also lives in Formby but tends to stick to Freshfield ways so i’ve never been fortunate enough to meet him!

I do have a few humorous anecdotes from recent years however. I’m not entirely sure he still lives there but until very recently Bobby lived in a house on the road adjacent to mine. Some of our neighbours closer down that end of the road said that on weekends Bobby would regularly hire Samba bands that would play in the evenings, apparently the noise was horrendous!

Balotelli also lived on that same road next to mine but a bit further down. He’d regularly be seen whipping round in his camouflage Mercedes, although the chances were you’d hear it from miles away before you’d see it. When he first joined Balotelli also walked into the bar round the corner (which was where all of us 6th formers would go because they didn’t give a toss if you were under age) and bought a round of shots for the kids in my 6th form. In that same bar i also saw Glen Johnson grab a lad in my class by his collar and put him up against a wall because he believed he’d shouted some abuse at him, which he hadn’t.

Stevie is one of the more interesting ones because you see him out having a bevvy or a coffee in the village all the time, even though he now works in Scotland. After Rangers won the league i scarcely think there was a night i walked past Sorrento’s and he wasn’t there! Heard a few stories about people meeting him out on the lash the validity of which i cannot confirm so i will not share here. I was once lucky for him to invite me into his house as i was delivering an order, which was very cool.

A shoutout to God, who while i unfortunately didn’t get to say hello to him i watched him play an amazing round of golf at Formby a few weeks ago - he came second in a tournament behind John Parrott who is a member there, he was really bloody good - and also to Leighton Baines, who is always in Formby village and is a genuinely lovely down to earth guy who doesn’t mind having a conversation with you. Also saw Barnes on a night out in town a few weeks ago out of the blue which was surprising, but didn’t bother him because he was on the phone.

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