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22 Mar 2019 12:46:22
Hi Ed002,

Hope you are well.

Thank you for all the knowledge you have in the footballing world. I appreciate it.

Our team needs full backs and an attacker. Whom are we considering?


{Ed002's Note - You are very sweet. I appreciate that it has been reported about all of these nailed on and reported players being of interest to the club - the likes of Werner, Dybala etc., but the reality is unless one of the key players were to leave that won't be happening.

Liverpool need a GK, CB, LB/RB cover and LM - could look to a Creative AM player (along the lines of Fekir) and drop Shaqiri and Keita down the pecking order - finding space for TAA in midfield looks tough to me, although Ed001 suggests that may well be on the cards. In terms of players looked at:

Kenny Lala (RB/RM) only just signed a new contract but has been looked at
Diego Llorente (CB) has been watched by Marseille, Spurs, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, West Ham, Fulham and Sevilla since joining Real Sociadad in the summer - Spurs could be tempted as they expect TA to leave
Ruben Dias (CB) Liverpool have watched the Benfica CB on several occasions and watched him in a national game against Croatia in September
Dael Fry (CB) Liverpool has a declared interest in Fry as they look to bolster the HG quota - knowing that prices will increase - much is expected of Fry
Francisco Ferreira (CB) was one of the three young CBs Liverpool looked at in 2017 with a view to taking one in January 2018. He is priced the way he is in order to turn any potential buyers away, such as Manchester City, West Ham and Borussia Dortmund who have also shown a little interest and watched him in the B side over the past 18 months.

In terms of attacking players:
Bruno Fernandes (AM) is of interest to Everton, Manchester United, Milan and Liverpool who have all looked at him on two or more occasions. Spurs maintain an interest but only if Christian Eriksen leaves. Asking price has more than doubled from what was already a high price in recent months and that has pushed aside interest from Juventus who don't see the value, Valencia and CSKA. Whilst Bayern Munich and another EPL side have looked as well, neither have a declared interest that I know of and both have other AM targets.}
Klopp likes Lorenzo Insigne (LW) - would be a Salah or Mane replacement but a very, very expensive €150M asking price.}

1.) 22 Mar 2019 17:59:55
Ed2 - amazing as always! Thank you.
Fully expect to be decimated for this but will ask anyway - any chance of even the tiniest hint of the area in football you are involved with?
Based in your answers, won't suprise me to learn that you ARE football 😀.

{Ed002's Note - From the right side I may well look like a football, but what I do to make a crust is well known. I am currently sat in the bar of the Tel Aviv Hilton as the lounge is really busy.}

2.) 22 Mar 2019 18:54:47
What’s you’re tipple Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - Right now I am having a snifter if gin. Tomorrow I shall be in one of the world’s greatest cocktail bars drinking tequila.}

3.) 22 Mar 2019 19:00:38
cheers edd2.

4.) 22 Mar 2019 19:07:41
Oh wow ed, I am a former Israeli in the UK.
Going to watch the Austria match?

{Ed002's Note - No, right now I am coming over a couple of times a month and my PA is staying longer than me. Shabbat Shalom.

5.) 22 Mar 2019 20:16:05
Thanks for all the info eds much appreciate mate.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome, enjoy.}

6.) 22 Mar 2019 20:39:35
Enjoy Ed002!

7.) 22 Mar 2019 21:07:02
Thank you Ed. I really appreciate what you do for the site.

{Ed002's Note - Poster of the week.}

8.) 22 Mar 2019 21:48:00
Remember ed, I’m 1st name on the list to take over your job when you retire. I’ll send my c. v. over ed, you’ll never have seen anything like it 👍.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, no problem.}

9.) 22 Mar 2019 21:59:22
What's the gin you're on Ed2?

Thanks for the info mate, hope you're enjoying the night.

{Ed002's Note - Sipsmiths,}

10.) 22 Mar 2019 22:11:30
Superb Ed002, really appreciate the info! Hope you’ve having a grand old evening good sir.

11.) 22 Mar 2019 22:15:21
Very nice! have you tried Monkey 47 Ed? if not I highly recommend.

{Ed002's Note - Probably is the answer. I always buy a bottle of any new gin I see, so there is much at home in England.}

12.) 23 Mar 2019 04:23:18
I always pictured you as more of a single malt type Ed. Thanks for the info, it is much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - Not for me.}

13.) 23 Mar 2019 12:55:27
Have you had Liverpool gin ed?! If not, we should get a bottle sent to you.

{Ed002's Note - I may have done.}

14.) 23 Mar 2019 13:18:01
As a man who has no doubt sampled the finest and most expensive guns out there, what’s your number 1 recommendation?

{Ed002's Note - I don't like guns.}

15.) 23 Mar 2019 13:24:27
Damn autocorrect 🙈😂. Gins ed, gins.

{Ed002's Note - I shall be heading to one of the world’s finest cocktail bars for an early evening snifter in a couple of hours when it opens. I have very much a soft spot for Sipsmith gin.}

16.) 23 Mar 2019 13:29:16
I must admit Ed2 I'm not a big drinker, I'm a light weight and I'm not into gin too much but that monkey 47 stuff goes down a treat.

{Ed002's Note - I will look out for it.}

17.) 23 Mar 2019 17:22:52
Good choice Ed. I've done a few gin tours around London, well worth it and very interesting learning the history. Beefeater 24 (the red bottle) took me by surprise, really good drop. And Gin Mare is excellent, infused with Mediterranean herbs etc.

{Ed002's Note - I would agree about the 24 - Hilton use it in their lounges as the house gin.}

18.) 24 Mar 2019 09:08:58
Ed002, my missus recommends The Old Oxford Artisan Distillery Gin. It’s a small company based in Oxford, we both went to Uni there and still have connections in the city but discovered it by accident, they produce some lovely gin.

{Ed002's Note - I'll check it out.}

19.) 24 Mar 2019 11:58:03
Ed002, I'm off to Tel Aviv in about a month. Care to share this world beating cocktail bar you're off to so I too can enjoy their tequilas? I'm a big fan of the Fortaleza Blanco Tequila which I first had when I was in Cali last year. I could drink that all day.

{Ed002's Note - Imperial Craft - you need to make reservations.}

20.) 24 Mar 2019 13:09:41
If we're on gin recommendations then Brockmans should be on your radar. Available everywhere these days and is the gin I regularly use to convert non gin drinkers!

21.) 24 Mar 2019 19:52:29
Yeah, Ed, Sipsmith is good stuff. I'm not a gin aficionado so to see you like that as well is a relief.

22.) 24 Mar 2019 22:19:02
Btw ed, seeing you write that about poster of the week brought a tear to my eye. I really appreciate that. Thank you.

23.) 25 Mar 2019 13:37:48
Caorunn and Rock Rose are a couple of nice gins made up my neck of the woods.

I'm more of a rum man myself, but the wife likes her gin and I take a fancy for it now and again.

Ed, I can't understand the motivation for a man with what sounds like a very hectic and interesting life taking time out to moderate this website, with the additional level of grief you get for (from what I can tell) simply having a soft spot for another English team and having a dry sense of humour, but I sure as hell appreciate the fact that you do, as you contribute greatly to making this site my most frequented webpage. I shall raise a glass to you the next time I get the offer of babysitters, in around 6 years time!

{Ed002's Note - I'll look out for them. Thanks.}




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07 Oct 2020 09:18:45
Hi Edoo1,

Who would be in your starting 11 in the derby taking into account those on international duty, form, availability and so on?
Do you think Bobby needs a break or shifted wide?
Was Klopp looking only at Diego Carlos or nobody else hence we didn't get a CB?



{Ed001's Note - Klopp looked at a few but we needed deals with either buy now pay later terms, or where the initial instalment was covered by an outgoing player like we did with Hoever to get Jota.

Bobby needs to play his way into form, he always starts slowly. As for the starting 11, so long as, if fit Hendo starts and Keita isn't anywhere near it, then I am sure it will be fine.}

1.) 07 Oct 2020 14:33:22
A fit Hendo would be a huge boost indeed.
Would you drop Gomez if Matip is fit, Ed001? Or stick by the lad?
Will be watching him closely for England, hope he gets his head right.

{Ed001's Note - why would you drop Gomez when Virgil has been the worst defender? Why have so many got it in for the lad when he is not the one responsible for calling the line. Virgil sets the line, the others follow. If he makes the ridiculous error of repeatedly not spotting the lack of pressure on the ball and so fails to drop off, then that is something he needs to be held accountable for, instead of Gomez, who happens to then be caught by the ball in behind because Gomez is keeping the line Virgil has set. It is time Virgil got the kick up the arse he clearly needs because he has been far from the best defender in the world and is the one who should be calling the line to drop when there is no pressure on the ball.}

2.) 07 Oct 2020 14:50:09
An excellent point! Cheers! I wasn't saying drop him. I personally am strongly opposed to the idea of blaming individual players for a dreadful team performance. They should all fix it together, with the Captain back in, of course.

3.) 07 Oct 2020 15:08:40
Agree 100% Ed - people keep criticising the high line but that’s not the issue, it’s how you deal with when the midfield press isn’t working and the opposition has time and space on the ball.

4.) 07 Oct 2020 15:21:49
All the attacks were down the right hand side trent and gonez were bad blaming virgil but surely klopp could shout to them to drop the line a bit and could have said it at half time aswell

Gomez looks to me to be struggling at time last season and he hasn't recovered

I remember a member here saying they were a friend or know a friend/ family member of Joe Gomez was struggling mentally with some personal issues it was around the sterling time I think

If the member could shine some light on the situation that would be great

To be fair to Gomez he was the best defender at arsenal so we need to help him not replace him or lower his confidence any more.

5.) 07 Oct 2020 15:37:47
This is the VVD I thought you would get on the regular when you signed him from Southampton. Languid/ lazy and quite complacent. He is slowly becoming "that" player.

You said VVD has been far from the best defender in the world. So who, in your opinion, has been the best defender in the world now?

{Ed001's Note - that is a good question, I don't know. You could argue for a few, but not Virgil for a while. There are players such as Skriniar, Gimenez, Varane or either of the 2 RBL centre-backs, for example, that you could make a case for. If I was going to plump for one on the last few performances I have seen from a centre-back, it would probably have to be Upamecano, even though I prefer the other one, Konate, normally.}

6.) 07 Oct 2020 16:40:57
Spot on, Ed. Dezykid on a football level, our team is where it is cos of our ability to problem-solve in real time on the pitch. Klopp has gained the players' trust and vice versa hence, the players have the ability to fix things, something very few teams can do cos our boys are that intelligent.

VVD is not a leader cos that is not his game. Therefore, he may not have it in him naturally to problem-solve or well, lead. This is where Hendo or Milner come in. VVD sets the line so if he is not respecting his own line then, why is Gomez getting the blame for that? If VVD is plying poorly then surely, that will affect Gomez's game cos he feels he has to help VVD hence, he ends up doing two people's job. Isaw this happen for Leeds' 3rd goal at Anfield. You are staring down the barrel of disaster if Gomez has to carry VVD.

I agree with you that Gomez is a young kid and needs to be helped BUT if VVD cannot help himself, he cannot help Gomez. In addition, the midfield just standing there and allowing runners get at our defence won't help either. Hopefully, we can improve moving forward.

7.) 07 Oct 2020 17:24:32
I would drop Gomez for Fabinho. He played fantastic back there, better than both Joe and Virg have managed yet.

8.) 07 Oct 2020 18:10:59
I prefer Konate too ed001.
Both Konate and Upamecano are of similar quality buy Konate's physicality (height) means he can be more dominant in the air. But 5hey rarely seem to be fit and firing at once. One of them is injured most of the time when I watch RBL.

9.) 07 Oct 2020 19:30:39
Konate is the more physical, imposing CB who is good on the ball and quite skillful. Saw him do step overs while bringing the ball out of defence vs OM in the EL semi final 2 years ago. Upamecano is the more polished CB who is more VVD-like as in, a calming influence. Both are very pacey as well. Klosterman is not bad either. He can play across the back line as well.

{Ed001's Note - I think you are getting Konate and Upamecano mixed up. Konate is the more polished one, slimmer build and less physically imposing, while Upamecano is bigger and stronger.}

10.) 07 Oct 2020 20:37:13
Starting slowly and Bobby not being able to pass the ball 5 yards are 2 worlds apart. Bobby is not just a passenger he’s helping the opposition atm.

11.) 07 Oct 2020 21:12:11
Ed01, that's odd. Seen Upamecano play a lot and even watched him for RBL vs Leverkusen last weekend and thought he looked very polished on the ball as well and in his passing and decision-making.

{Ed001's Note - he is very good, just not as polished as Konate. But you were clearly watching him alongside the other guy, whose name escapes me, as Konate is out injured. In which case, I agree with you. I didn't realise who you were comparing him to sorry.}

12.) 07 Oct 2020 21:34:57
Gomez was left high and dry by a coasting VvD! It is ridiculous the heat Gomez is getting lately.

13.) 07 Oct 2020 22:06:30
MattBea, Firmino literally set up Salah’s second goal against Villa. So calling him a passenger is wholly unreasonable. If you want a passenger look at Keita, no tackles, no interceptions, didn’t press, went missing and hid when the sh*t hit the fan. His ineptitude was a large part of the mess in midfield. He needs to go for his own sake of his career and for our sake is he’s not up to it.

14.) 08 Oct 2020 10:24:27
Aaah! 6 times and Keita. A love story like the Titanic😅😅😅. After “Thiago will flop coz he has no legs” 6 times proudly present “Keita can’t do a thing“ 😅😅.
Sorry mate but asking if he isn’t good how exactly would he succeed somewhere else mate.

15.) 08 Oct 2020 11:47:45
Keita has been a flop King of the North, It’s impossible to argue otherwise unless you’re some kind of fanboy. He doesn’t look up to it and hasn’t looked up to it since he joined. Time to sell him while we can get some money for him or he’ll go the way of Markovic and other big money flops we struggled to move on.



07 Oct 2020 09:36:27
Hi Ed002

Hope you are good.

Do you think that clubs will feel the full effects of C.V. financially in 2021 taking into account that most have spent on new signings and created debt?

What is your financial forecast of football as most clubs ignore the financial fair play rules.


{Ed002's Note - The PL clubs have to repay about £350M in broadcasting income from last season (Liverpool owe about £25M) and this season will see a reduced income from broadcasting of a larger figure than that (probably £550M-£600M less than contracted) and additional will lose all income from folks attending matches for most if not all of the season. Some clubs have added players and incurred future debt. It is a risky business. I suspect you will see a number of clubs change hands over the next two years.}

1.) 07 Oct 2020 10:49:20
Thank you.
So it seems highly unlikely of seeing transfers in excess of +100m in the for the next 2 years.
Clubs will to be smart in terms of sponsorships and so on.

2.) 07 Oct 2020 11:30:22
Wolves seem to have been very clever in this regard. Selling players that they didn't think were necessary for decent sums, spread out over the next few years and buying players with significant resale value.

I wouldn't say that their squad has been weakened much, if at all, but financially they seem to have been very smart.

3.) 07 Oct 2020 11:03:15
Probably a dumb question ed02. But apart from the loss of the Chinese contract, why would clubs need to give back more money? They are getting to show more games than ever which must be boosting subscriptions to sky and bt sport. Is it to do with loss of sponsorship? Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - The cost of broadcast crews and OB equipment is costing them a great deal of money.}



24 Jul 2020 17:58:33
Hi Ed001
Just a bit torn between the youngsters we have and giving them chances next season as opposed to buying.
Knowing that we will have to sell to bring in players, what's your opinion on rather giving Sepp, Hoever and Williams a chance to prove themselves.
With Klopp having 4 years left, by the time his contract is up, the likes of names i mentioned including Elliot, Williams and Jones will be well establish in the first team. So will it be necessary to look for a bargain buy or a VVD challenger?
Added to that, do you think one of the front 3 will leave at the end of next season?


{Ed001's Note - unless we can afford ones good enough to make the first team then it is better to go with feeding in youngsters.}

1.) 24 Jul 2020 19:07:01
I agree Ed. The last 25 years suggest spending on multiple players rarely works, the past 5 years recruitment spending wisely on the Right player is better.

{Ed001's Note - it always is, you are better to have gaps in the squad that are filled with youngsters than panic buying lots of players.}

2.) 24 Jul 2020 19:56:21
Eg. Neco and Curtis.

3.) 24 Jul 2020 20:10:52
If there really is little to no money, let the kids step up and just go get Thiago (when a top class player wants to sign you don't pass it up) . Looking at the first team players who are probably leaving do any really need desperately replacing? Only a handful of them made a noteworthy number of appearances anyway.

(Only listing players included on the 1st team page of the official site at one stage) .

- Andy Lonergan (0 apps)
- Loris Karius (0 apps)
+ Caohmin Kelleher

- Nathaniel Clyne (0 apps)
- Dejan Lovren (14 apps)
- Nathaniel Phillips (1 apps)
- Yasser Larouci (2 apps)
+ Neco Williams
+ Ki Jana Hoever
+ Sepp Van Den Berg

- Adam Lallana (22 apps)
- Xherdan Shaqiri (10 apps)
- Pedro Chirivella (6 apps)
- Marko Grujic (0 apps)
- Harry Wilson (0 apps)
+ Curtis Jones
+ Thiago Alcantara
+ Harvey Elliott

- Sheyi Ojo (0 apps)
- Taiwo Awoniyi (0 apps)
+ Brewster

Even at left back maybe Lewis, Gallacher or Norris will break through next season.

Henderson, Hoever and Fabinho have all covered at centre back in a crisis. It might even end up being Henderson's future position considering his age, ability in the air, range of passing from deep, composure in his own half, organisational qualities etc. Lothar Matthaus did it 🤷‍♂️.

4.) 24 Jul 2020 20:21:57
I agree we had years of constantly buying average players. No point now buying padding (as ed002 calls it) might as well just try to buy one guy ready for the first team.

We need to do better off the field and capitalise on our success the latest standard charter, Western Union, Axa deals were £25m light, at least! We have never marketed the club properly we need to get a top person in to completley overhaul this side of our club. We are the best in the world on the pitch so let's start getting to that level off the pitch we have a massive gap to fill.

5.) 24 Jul 2020 20:22:18
When Salah or Mane don't play we miss forwards that can go pass people. Even investing in a young player who can develop to there level would be more beneficial rather than playing Ox or Origi outwide.

That said maybe elliot will develop into that player he is still young, you'd expect him to get a few more games next year. Think another in a similar mould that has some real pace like mane would be great.

6.) 24 Jul 2020 20:52:42
To be honest Jordz, i don't think its about ability to beat a man. I just think aside from Mane and Salah, none of our other players shoot enough. We try and pass it into the bet sometimes.

Brewster should be brought back for me. I see him being our Gabriel Jesus. Play him in the domestic cups, as an impact sub, and to cover injury. He'll get plenty of game time if we actually stop going out of both Cups in January. The next step in our development is being competitive on 3 or 4 fronts instead of just 2.

7.) 24 Jul 2020 20:57:25
I am perfectly ok with our young guns filling out the squad in place of the outgoing senior squad players. But we desperately need another top quality forward (and I mean TOP QUALITY) to rotate/ challenge the front 3. I wouldn't mind if that one versatile top quality forward was our only signing.

{Ed025's Note - unfortunately richarlison and calvert lewin are not available IB.. :)

8.) 24 Jul 2020 21:24:32
Ed025, if i'm brutally honest mate i think DCL, Holgate, Richarlison and Digne are the only 4 players in your entire squad who would make our bench. Carlo has a very big job on his hands. Mainly in the midfield area where Gomes is the only Premier League quality player at your disposal. But also in between the sticks. Pickford isn't even Championship level for me. He's stealing a living and i honestly don't know how he's got to where he is because at no stage in his entire career has he looked good enough.

You should definitely be excited about the DCL-Richy partnership though. Both very young and already working well in tandem and bagging goals. If you can get a decent team behind them maybe one day Merseyside will dominate again like in the 80's. I'd rather your boys than Manchester and London clubs!

{Ed025's Note - i feel exactly the same HMB, i cant argue with anything you say there but my only caveat would be that DCL needs to improve on his finishing, carlo has a massive job on his hands and we can only dream of being in the same bracket as the reds mate..

9.) 24 Jul 2020 21:38:50
Actually someone like Richarlison is exactly what Klopp should be looking for to strengthen our forward depth. Origi is just not good enough while Minamino is more of a Bobby backup.
Maybe we can trade the community shield we win at the start of next season plus Origi for Richarlison. Everyone wins where LFC upgrade their attacking options, the Ev get a half decent replacement in Origi along with a shield (Everton's players r too shot to deserve a cup) .

{Ed025's Note - thanks but no thanks IB, you can have ricky..but we would want TAA, VVD and mane in exchange..

10.) 24 Jul 2020 21:44:13
I remember watching DCL score the winning goal in the u20 world Cup final and thinking he was some player. His finishing will come with age. At 23 years old and with his style of play, he's potentially 5 years away from even hitting his peak years.

You are a long way away right now but Ancelotti is the first top class manager you've had in charge since Howard Kendall. It took Klopp 4 years to turn around a 30 year rot so patience will be needed i think.

{Ed025's Note - evertonians and patiece cannot be in the same sentence HMB, but your right mate....its going to take quite a while..

11.) 24 Jul 2020 22:03:54
I do agree with you jordz. Mane and Salah are frightening at taking people on by running at them with lots of pace.

We have no one else in the squad who does this anywhere close to their level. I like the look of Filip Stefanovic. I feel he could develop nicely behind them as the first reserve for these 2. But a least someone of that ilk.

12.) 24 Jul 2020 23:19:30
Although I agree Thiago is a quality player, if funds really are tight signing a 29 year old would make little to no sense imo, especially when our midfield is stacked already.

Also if funds are tight, we need to be very careful and prioritise the quote on quote weak areas of the squad. With Lovren seemingly leaving, that would be CB, LB and possibly a utility player who can cover across the front 3 (Maybe Minamino an Brewster could cover this already) .

But I agree we don't need major surgery to an already very good squad, and when Klopp has trusted the kids, they've often repaid his faith. I trust in whatever Klopp an the staff have planned, they certainly have earnt it!

13.) 25 Jul 2020 04:58:58
Yes I agree that it would be perfect to use the youngsters in all positions and they perform to a high level but I think we need to be cautious of relying too much on them over the season when we are expected to maintain our extreme high standards, I think klopp so far has the right balance but we shouldn't let ourselves get into situations like before where we needed to play the likes of ngog, ibe, shelvey, stewart spearing, wisdom, Kelly more often than we should have as we were so short of squad depth.

{Ed0666's Note - I totally agree mate I’m not an advocate of playing kids just for the sake of it. And of course we can’t afford to drop our high standards as the teams below us will strengthen their squads in comparison to us. For me the only kids that I’d be comfortable with utilizing in the prem is Williams and Jones. I still think their a tiny bit raw and ideally I’d give them one more season each to mature. But if you keep buying players the kiddies fall by the wayside.

14.) 25 Jul 2020 09:35:49
Agree Ed, it’s a careful balance of allowing youth to come through, but in a team of Liverpool’s quality it’s tough to see more than one or two getting regular game time without impacting consistency. Personally I think previously those two were Trent and Gomez in recent seasons which has worked out well, and the two in the coming couple of years should be probably be Nico (cover for Trent) and Jones (effectively replacing Lallana who didn’t play much, so not too much pressure) .

The potential gaps I then see are
- upfront, where if we lose either Mane or Salah we struggle to play the same style in attack, so I’d love to see a top wide forward signed in place of shaqiri
- if we sell Lovren and can get DC or Llorente then ace
- Robbo is key to us down the left, with his left foot allowing him to overlap mane and deliver dangerous crosses. I’m on the fence with this one whether to stick with milner as backup (and wait for Lewis/ Larouci) or to get in another backup if they’re not going to make it. On balance feels like a luxury spend if we go outside.

{Ed025's Note - if you get money for lallana and origi like you did for lovren i cant see why a good wide man cant be sought SG, i think kai haverts is the man liverpool need but chelsea look in the drivers seat on that one, i love seeing the youngsters coming through mate but there seems a clamour from supporters for foreign imports who are the finished article..

15.) 25 Jul 2020 15:22:24
Lallana has gone as his contract ended Ed.



10 Jan 2020 22:22:49
Does the club rate Lijnders highly?


1.) 11 Jan 2020 10:18:12
I would hope so.



06 Jan 2020 12:08:04
I know that one game should never change recruitment plans but Neco Williams, Phillips, Gomez, Elliot and Larouci will have Klopp rethinking his summer plans.
Ki-Jana couldn't make into starting 11 and he is well thought of by Klopp.
With the right man management and with Klopp's contract expiring in 2024, im sure these boys will be well established first teamers by then.


1.) 06 Jan 2020 12:54:46
The class of 2020? 👀.

2.) 06 Jan 2020 13:39:18
Well said plain bread.

Question is - would you play the kids in the next round or go for it with the first team? Personally I'd mix it up. Jones, Williams and chirevella, elliot all deserve a shot.

3.) 06 Jan 2020 13:51:05
I'd have to say we'd need to go back to the usual first team, Robbiesline. We won't be playing teams that hopeless for the rest of the month!

{Ed025's Note - cheers silver..

4.) 06 Jan 2020 18:41:59
Spot on, Silvered. We should chill out a bit cos well, we won't be playing Everton every week. Say Ed25, can we play you every week with our kids? Just asking for a friend.

Seriously tho, Everton were embarrassing to the point of the utter ridiculous last night. I mean when we scored, you could see Klopp laughing his arse off and so was I. When the final whistle left, I thought I would crack a rib laughing at the dross I just watched. Hope that 20m they will be paying Ancelotti will be worth it.




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27 Nov 2020 03:49:25
His always injured. Ox and Keita as well. If Klopp has to build a new team before he leaves, these players have to be moved on.




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10 Nov 2020 07:27:47
If we are able to retain/ attack/ win this league campaign, it will be an awesome accomplishment.




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27 Jul 2020 11:47:29
Div is not consistent. His was here before front 3 and still he cannot command a place. either we find a suitable replacement or give youngster a chance but his just not good enough.




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26 Jul 2020 22:16:11
Wilson has no pace and is lazy to track. we can't just give him a chance for the sake of free kicks. We have TAA for that. Barnes is a worker and let's not forget that Shaq has had a calf issue and has hardly played this season.




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18 Jul 2020 14:07:54
you don't have be over 23 to pass a ball.





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24 Nov 2020 10:48:27
Shaq, Ox, Keita have not played more than 25 games in a row in any season for us. sell them.




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06 Nov 2020 13:02:24
Wouldn't risk him if his not ready. There are 30 league games after this.




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28 Oct 2020 15:08:28
agree. give the youngsters a chance. i felt that Klopp should have played Rhys from the start instead of Fab but these things happens to tests us.
Agree with Ed0025 with big transfers and we need to be smart about how we handle transfers.
imo, play Phillips in EPL and Rhys in CL.




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20 Oct 2020 08:56:43
EPL must be very careful their current goings on's. I've been watching EPL for 25+ years but lately the decisions are bordering on bribery irrespective of which team you support.

Poor FA decisions, clubs becoming bullies with Project Big Picture and the like, mental VAR decisions and players destroying the game with their antics and so on, the EPL may lose its shine and top managers and players will leave and so on.

I remember the Italian league was the be all an end all in the 80's and 90's and yeah the problems i mentioned is probably in most leagues across Europe but the incompetence of the FA and how it defends referees even after its their fault is becoming a farce.

VAR works fine in others country's. Vid tech works fine in Cricket and Rubgy. Only the EPL they have their own standards and that's why no English Ref made it to the last WC. They have opened a door that will not end well.




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16 Oct 2020 12:37:16
You are a good sport Ed025. Love your humor.
It will be good game.


{Ed025's Note - i hope so deceptikon, cheers mate..