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21 Feb 2018 07:15:43
Been busy for a few days so haven't checked site much. Did a quick search for Wanyama after seeing some links, but can't find anything from Ed001 and 002 specifically ruling out any interest. Please tell me the links are crap.


{Ed001's Note - I do not know of any interest in him from us at all. No idea where the links come from, but it sounds like manufactured crap because he once played for Southampton.}

1.) 21 Feb 2018 07:28:44
I would be extremely happy if we could bring him in. He will do a great job covering the back 4.None of the players we have right now is a defencive midfielder and from what i 've heard and read mostly neither is Keita (I 've seen very little of him to form an oppinion) . In any case it is a position that needs strengthening in the summer.

{Ed001's Note - but he is awful at the role, he is constantly caught out of position and it terrible on the ball. He is just a big, powerful lump with none of the mental attributes required to be a top level player. You need more than pace and power to be good at the role of defensive midfielder, positioning is the most important part of the job and he has not got a clue about it.}

2.) 21 Feb 2018 07:54:47
Who would be your preference Ed001 for defencive midfielder? I remember the Southampton Wanyama who was really dominant. Has he declined that much?

{Ed001's Note - he was crap there too, I don't know what you are remembering at all. He uses pace and power to make up for his own mistakes but it does not always work. He is just an average player who has risen too high for his limited talents. Southampton and Spurs have an extra body alongside him to provide cover for those lapses in concentration he has numerous times a game, so they can get away with him being asleep, we don't.

I do wonder why I bother answering questions like this as I have said already on a number of threads who my preferences are. Is there much point me constantly repeating them only to get asked the same question the following day?}

3.) 21 Feb 2018 08:32:19

stevie started the rumours about wanyama. and actually it's quite funny when you think about it. A+ for idnteifying we need to solidfy the midfield and then he gets an F for saying we need to bring in a big powerful midfielder like wanyama to do that.

4.) 21 Feb 2018 10:30:24
Very worrying for Gerrard's credentials as a future first team manager 🤔

Ed001 didn't actually say Ndidi by the way. For years he wanted Gary Medel and more recently he has suggested Nampalys Mendy as his preferred choice. He's playing well in Nice to be fair.

Ndidi is a player he's said he likes though, along with Obiang and Doucoure. It wasn't his suggestion though.

I still think Demirbay might be the "powerhouse" midfield signing though. He seems to be regarded as an attacking player by most on here, but he is actually very similar to Doucoure. He is fast and powerful which does allow him to break forward from deep to score and create goals, but he actually averages 2 tackles a game for Hoffenheim which is comparable to an out and out holding midfielder. He's over 6 foot, very aggressive, and can play the holding role, box to box, or the No.10.

He's very versatile, and brings much needed steel to the midfield. Most importantly, he is a player we are actually interested in though. Don't forget Keita too who is also very aggressive and contributes a lot defensively. Not many teams would want to face a trio of Keita, Henderson and Demirbay! That is a lot of pace and power, combined with high quality on the ball. Wanyama unfortunately lacks the quality side of things!

5.) 21 Feb 2018 11:20:34
For all wanyamas bad points.

Having someone 6ft, strong, uninterested in wandering up field and will just plonk his was between the two cbs for me is just what we need. It will allow keita, Hendo and the 3 amigos to run riot whilst having someone help us keep our defensive shape.

Also if he is relatively cheap it could be a wise move for a few seasons, maybe focus the rest of our budget on cb and qingback needs.

6.) 21 Feb 2018 12:17:36
his bad points are the very reason to steer clear, as van morrrison would say keep mediocrity at bay.

7.) 21 Feb 2018 13:07:49
Unbelievable people thinking plonking Wanyama in front of defence will improve the midfield. This is not under 10’s football.

8.) 21 Feb 2018 13:31:12
Not good but still managed that screamer against us lol. I don't think he's that bad but he is not good enough for us, especially in a defensive position.

9.) 21 Feb 2018 13:32:53
I've watched Wanyama start twice recently, against Newport County and Rochdale and he was woeful in both games against quite terrible opposition.

There is a reason why Dembele (an excellent player) and Dier (a distinctly average player) are ahead of him in the Spurs team. He is poor. He runs around a lot and is quite strong, and every now and then he hits s thunderbolt of a shot which everyone go "ooooo".

I hope we steer well clear. (if we are even interested at all. which I doubt)



15 May 2016 09:01:45
Hey Ed001. Any chance Ings could be on the bench? I know he's only just returned to training, just wondering.
Also, so happy for Suarez. I know he couldn't wait to move on, but he gave his all when wearing the shirt.


{Ed001's Note - they were hoping he would be fit to take at least some part in the game. I don't know, nor will I ask as the club a long time ago asked me not to give out team details prior to matches, whether that is still happening. I want the club to succeed first and foremost, so, as they said it was giving an advantage to the opposition, I am happy to steer clear of team sheets etc. Sorry, I know it is not ideal for the sites, but the club is more important to me.}

1.) 15 May 2016 10:12:13
Well done 001.

{Ed001's Note - it has to be done. The club are my first love after all!}

2.) 15 May 2016 10:21:50
Are team sheets/ news banned now? I hope so for the same reasons Ed01. The people it benefits most are the opposition.

{Ed001's Note - no mate, I just have no involvement in them.}

3.) 15 May 2016 10:32:10
I hope your wife to be isn't reading, ed. Lol.

{Ed001's Note - she knows mate.}

4.) 15 May 2016 12:17:01
I'd say Ed most of us here aren't to bothered about team sheets. It's who's coming and going that we are more interested in.

{Ed001's Note - it does make a huge difference to traffic if you can post them up, so it only applies for those here now, rather than those we could attract.}

5.) 15 May 2016 13:13:00
Thanks for doing that ed, that's completely the right thing to do! Come on reds let's get top 5 and build for next year.



15 Jan 2015 00:02:54
A week ago someone mentioned aussie keeper Matt Ryan. I see a couple of papers are suggesting we're interested. Heard anything Eds?
From the little I've seen he looks a decent keeper with good distribution and is quite vocal. Pulled off a blinding save last week in their first group game of the Asian cup, ball looked destined for the top corner.


{Ed001's Note - from what I have been told there has been an enquiry from us, that has been leaked to try and bring others who are interested out of the woodwork.}

1.) 15 Jan 2015 07:48:00
Ed001 - a leak from Ryan's management or from Bruges?

{Ed001's Note - Bruges, they are looking for more money.}

2.) 15 Jan 2015 08:23:01
Seen him in a few games now. Not sure if he is the real thing YET, as he seems to loose his head (Like Grobelaar), but the kids got a big talent for sure

3.) Thanks Ed001. Presumed that would be the case, but just wanted to check.

4.) 15 Jan 2015 09:22:31
This bloke is 5ft11 just as well puttin Warwick Davis between the sticks

5.) 15 Jan 2015 17:21:20
Completely agree, far too short for the premier league. We are the worst in Europe when it comes to scouting and transfersz



13 Aug 2013 06:40:34
Eds, I assume the ESPN rumour is of their usual reliability, surely we wouldn't pay 35mil for Willian? {Ed002's Note - They will be running with a story that is from elsewhere. As I have said, I am not aware of any interest in Willian from Liverpool at this time.}


1.) In our dreams

2.) If you look at his goal return its far from good and there are better options out there for half the price being mentioned.

Iker Muniain
Erik Lamela

3.) 13 Aug 2013 10:27:31
I saw him playing in the CL last season and he was spectacular, however £35m is way too much. £20-23m would be fair, I'm sure he'd shine at Liverpool and partnering up with Coutinho wouldn't hurt. Adding Willian, a solid CB and LB and it just might persuade Suarez that we'll be a top 4 team this season. {Ed002's Note - A bid of just under €40M has already been rejected.}

4.) Was that €40M bid before or after the Anzhi situation developed? Thanks. {Ed002's Note - It was 10 days ago when Anzhi were already looking to start to restructure their wage budget. It is also irrelevant to what they are asking for, although as we get closer to the window closing they will possibly be accepting less. There is interest in Willian from elsewhere and a prospective deal might just include a player or two on loan for the 2014-2015 season - and a lower cash sale.}

5.) Was that 40m offer from Man City Ed? {Ed002's Note - It was less than €40M and it was from Manchester City. It seems they have since dropped their interest - at least for now - after it was rejected.}

6.) We are aiming too high, we are not a big club anymore. Nobody of any stature/class wants to play for LFC.

7.) 40 million for a striker whos scored 40 goals in 274 appearances hardly seems worth it mind you a majority of his goals came from the ukrainian league which people were already concerned about when we were interested in Micky and he scored 25 goals whilst Willian scored 2 in his league 1 in the domestic cup and 4 in europe I really don't think he'd be worth it.

8.) 13 Aug 2013 17:10:37
Ed02 do you think there is any possibility Liverpool go for him or is he out of our reach? {Ed002's Note - I can't say - but it would cost a great deal of money.}

9.) 13 Aug 2013 17:42:08
We already have Coutinho.

10.) The Times Tony Barrett who so far has been fairly on the ball, is saying we have moved for him now.

11.) 13 Aug 2013 22:58:52
Ben smith and tony barrett say we are interested




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13 Sep 2020 10:22:39
Can't believe what I'm reading. I mentioned before the game that some would throw a tantrum if we lost. Lost. After watching MOTD you'd be forgiven for thinking they were all over us and battered our goal and we escaped with a few lucky counters. First game of the season and we had plenty of chances, could easily have scored 6. Gini had a good chance, Bobby too, a disallowed goal etc.
Leeds played well and are clearly a Bielsa team. The thing that does disappoint me is the possession we had. That does bring a question to the midfield control. Clearly the backline was pulled out of shape too often also. On the VVD mistake, clearly it was, but I was surprised Alison didn't come for it.
But, on the whole they scored 3 from their 3 on target though they did have a couple of other chances. We did what we did for most of last season, converted a relatively small percentage of the chances we had. Tidy up the defence a bit and get a bit more energy into the midfield and we'll be up their again this season.


1.) 13 Sep 2020 10:30:13
Burkey you started your post with moaning about moaners mate and then went on to give your own criticisms. I don’t understand why everyone gets so bent out of shape about other posters opinions. I love reading all the comments on here regardless of what side of the fence people are on.

2.) 13 Sep 2020 10:45:29
The important thing is that we won. I don’t remember us looking defensively solid at the beginning of the last 2 seasons either, that takes us a few games to get right.

3.) 13 Sep 2020 10:46:23
Jk I felt my points were just that, points, not criticisms as such and tried to leave the impression that although we weren’t perfect, we got the result against a good team and the knee jerk reaction are over the top. Apologies if it came across any other way.

4.) 13 Sep 2020 10:52:06
Burkey just re read my post and I probably didn’t word it correctly as it wasn’t a personal dig at you. What I meant was I’ve seen plenty of people on here criticising others being critical and then go on to be critical themselves in either that post or another.

5.) 13 Sep 2020 10:53:16
Leeds has 3 shots on target and scored them all. They were good, we were far better.

6.) 13 Sep 2020 10:55:36
Yeah burkey just like you have an opinion the rest of us might have differing opinions like this squad needs a big kick in the ass, we seen the best and worst of us yesterday and someone needs to tell these lads the worst bits and get it right, it seeped in last season and we need too eradicate it quickly.

7.) 13 Sep 2020 11:16:06
Burkey I agree with most of your assessment mate. This bit is not aimed at you but the way I see it is Klopp will not have been happy with a lot of what he saw yesterday and you can bet your bottom dollar he will tell those players that. You see how Klopp reacts on the sidelines when players make mistakes. Perhaps he isn’t a true red then with him being critical as that’s how it feels on here when a fan dares to be critical. Personally I love this site and I think we will 100% challenge for the league again this season. Is it all rosy for me. The answer is no. But it’s a million miles away from being doom and gloom as well but like I said earlier I love reading everyone’s posts.

8.) 13 Sep 2020 11:45:39
Fab takes 3/ 4 games to get going, Henderson was completely shot and not match fit. Those are our only DM options and it exposed our defence. Gomez was coming into midfield and getting done. Big Virg had a shocker.
Alison also usually saves one of those but he’s also had no pre season, it’ll click man. Just need to somehow improve Fast if we want to beat Chelsea and Arsenal.

9.) 13 Sep 2020 17:32:49
The worst is the people having a go at our strikers. I only recall Bobby having 2 chances. One he tried to cut it back because the angle was too tight, and the other was his outside of the boot which was heading bottom corner if it hadn't been blocked. Mane was unlucky not to score too. Think the keeper stopped it with his feet when he was wrongly flagged offside. Salah obviously stole the show with a brilliant performance winning one penalty and converting it, scoring a rocket, then converting another penalty under huge pressure.

How people can come on here moaning about the strikers is baffling. The defence and midfield were the issue but let's just remember Henderson and Trent missed nearly all of pre-season and as Klopp said, he lost nearly his whole midfield and defence to international duty in a week they should have been working on a gameplan for Leeds. Scotland, England and Holland don't exactly play similar styles so they always going to look disjointed against very fast and aggressive opposition. I saw enough positives to believe we will be in another title race. The mentality giants are still alive and kicking.



12 Sep 2020 11:00:50
Although I expect a win today, 2 - 0 I'm going for, can you all do us a favour?
Remember, it's the first game of a season with a pre-season unlike any other. We don't have the Anfield crowd behind us also. So, regardless of the result and performance, we are still reigning champions, we are still Liverpool.
Just remember that before you go throwing your toys out of the pram and showing us all what "fans" you are.


1.) 12 Sep 2020 11:15:24
and if we win it's just another step in the journey. nothing more, nothing less.
we go again!

2.) 12 Sep 2020 12:39:18
Spot on mate.

3.) 12 Sep 2020 13:58:43
Good post mate. Unless we get hammered then I’ll be throwing more than just the toys out 🤣.

4.) 12 Sep 2020 14:31:32
Yeah that’s right, if we lose I’ll be really happy and say it’s ok because we won it last year. I’ll sing the boys praises and thank the lord for fsg.

5.) 12 Sep 2020 14:51:54
If we drop points wait for the fsg out post 😭.

6.) 12 Sep 2020 15:31:38
Might aswell start from now. We have the late kick off its all FSGs fault. Klopp out fsg out Hodgson in!

7.) 12 Sep 2020 15:33:30
Gird your loins thru out the live chat if LFC are losing or have lost the game.

8.) 12 Sep 2020 15:44:21
Mattbea you're the exemplar I was expecting.

9.) 12 Sep 2020 16:03:58
Lets be honest lad and ladies, Klopp is MUCK!
Rat Face Neville for manager.

10.) 12 Sep 2020 16:10:14
Wish I was a better fan burkey boy 😉.

11.) 12 Sep 2020 16:20:40
Oh the live chat! Its well let's just say that I stay well clear for many reasons.

12.) 12 Sep 2020 16:40:28
No probs Matt. Well said barry, dead set no go zone. First time in years I've actually been in the UK during the season, normally come back to Liverpool in the summer but just had mum's funeral and head back to Oz on Wednesday. Could really do with a good performance and win to be honest.



31 Aug 2020 02:11:00
Hey lads. Currently landing in Doha on way back to Liverpool. Does anyone know whether I'll be able to watch the Leeds fixture on TV or should I get a VPN so I can access my Aussie Optus sport app?
Been offline for 14 hrs so am shocked to learn we haven't made a statement/ marquee signing yet! Relegation battle here we come hey :)


1.) 31 Aug 2020 05:28:27
Klopp out!

2.) 31 Aug 2020 12:07:11
It's interesting that Suarez has now spent similar number of years in Barcelona as he did in Liverpool and Ajax combined but hasn't bitten anyone since he left us. Was that and other craziness he put on show just an exit strategy?

I personally won't want him back, eventhough it's all hypothetical at this point.

{Ed002's Note - He has had the three strikes (one in the Netherlands and two at Liverpool), he knows the punishment for any further issue would be potentially devastating.}

3.) 31 Aug 2020 17:30:16
Jail time, Ed02?

{Ed002's Note - No.}



20 Aug 2020 01:13:14
HI all. I mentioned last week about my mum passing and me trying to get back to Liverpool from Aus. Managed to sort everything and come back end of the month.
A question. Can anyone give me thoughts on the "self quarantine" business? I know I can go to the funeral, but wondered how much is being checked and whether others are following the rules? Don't get me wrong, I'm not one for putting others at risk (though coming from regional QLD we have no cases, so I'm more at risk I guess), but I'll need to go shopping etc and would be interested to hear your thoughts.


{Ed002's Note - Sorry for your loss. There are no checks but there is an honesty system. You provide contact details. If testing is offered at Heathrow on arrival it will be abound a £150 or so - take it if offered.}

1.) 20 Aug 2020 06:08:14
Also in public a face mask must be worn I shops. If you don't already have one a chemist will have them in the region of £5.
Sorry for your loss.

2.) 20 Aug 2020 07:49:12
Sorry for your loss mate. Travel safe.

3.) 20 Aug 2020 07:54:40
Cheers guys. I had said next time I'm in the city I'd catch up with ED025 for a bevvie, but with all this C.V. around, tend to think he's the last bloke I should be going near :)

4.) 20 Aug 2020 02:56:58
Thanks 002. Flying into Manchester. Did you manage to track down any of the Sheeps Whey Gin I told you about?

{Ed002's Note - I haven't done yet.}

5.) 20 Aug 2020 10:28:10
OP, may she rest in peace.

6.) 21 Aug 2020 08:15:37
op, i lost my mum last november, sympathy mate, god bless them.



22 Jul 2020 23:41:12
I lost count of the number of times Trent said "special" in the after match interview :) What a lad!


1.) 22 Jul 2020 23:45:23
He's a special player and I feel extremely privileged and special at the prospect of watching him for another decade + 🏆☺️.

2.) 22 Jul 2020 23:55:46
His delivery trashes all over beckhams, his ball for bobby was sheer filth .

3.) 23 Jul 2020 00:04:59
Isn't it nice having a free kick taker that you think "ooh, this is going in! What a player.

4.) 23 Jul 2020 12:31:49
Robbie, I said the exact same thing. I told myself that if this goes over or around the wall and dips at the right time, it was a goal and Voila.




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21 Sep 2020 04:15:21
So we’re all talking about a CB, but Eds, do we know of any actual solid interest in any? I’m hoping you won’t say Carlos.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of anything different to what has been discussed I am afraid.}



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03 Jul 2019 08:44:08
Not sure you're getting it tobi.




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26 Jun 2019 00:52:19
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more. Bit of a goer is she? Well, yes, she does go. Bit of a sport? Yes, she like sport.
So, you've had sex then have you? Well, yes.
What's it like?

Sorry, for python fans.




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10 Jun 2019 23:19:52
Ed025 you clearly are not on here enough for people to get that scouse sense of humour mate. What are you doing with your time? Actually don't answer that, there are some things in life you just don't want to know.


{Ed025's Note - people tend to get too serious at times burkey, life is too short for seriousness all the time so im here to lighten the mood mate, hell im an evertonian for gods sake and spend most of my time crying so i come on here for respite and a way to vent my frustration, most people get me and some dont and they are the ones that make it all worthwhile.. :)



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17 May 2019 06:32:19
Can't be Walter he used the noun "we". Then again, it's only a few days after the league finished and plenty of time before the CL final for him to flip again.





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26 Sep 2020 11:13:56
Shouldn't we wait til Taki has made a sustained impression on the team?




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25 Sep 2020 08:24:54
Can’t believe I’m agreeing with Harry., though I’d probably slightly less harsh.




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25 Sep 2020 08:21:06
Why even respond Ed?


{Ed025's Note - i know burkey, i just cant help myself mate.. :)



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23 Sep 2020 23:18:53
With the numbers being what they are in the UK at them moment, do you expect the season to fully run Ed001?
I still like the idea of the entire league flying to Western Australia or QLD for the season :)


{Ed001's Note - I think they will find a way to complete it.}



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21 Sep 2020 05:18:52
Describing Liverpool players, any players as Deadwood, should be an automatic red card. Imo.