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Where from: Johannesburg

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Best team moment: 3 nil score Brendan Rogers team won at Old Trafford

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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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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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10 Mar 2020 11:38:23
id rather give Curtis and Elliot a chance over Cantwell.




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28 Nov 2019 10:29:34
i wonder where the word competitive comes from then? that's the problem right there, its written in contracts that players must play x amount of games even if they are playing rubbish.
i say prove your worth and try and displace the starting 11. not matter your price tag, prove your worth.




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28 Nov 2019 09:03:38
or maybe top would rather go sit on Man City's, Chelsea's and Man Utd's bench. but not Liverpool's bench. As we say in South Africa, "stubba dom".


{Ed001's Note - what are you wittering on about? You make no sense. It is about not sitting on the bench.}



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28 Nov 2019 09:01:30
makes one wonder who the Champions League Winners AND challenging for the title AND with a coach like Klopp AND with the current atmosphere at Anfield which player would want to sign for that?




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19 Jul 2019 14:31:41
i agree Little Naby.





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12 Mar 2020 13:32:35
I must admit i have been advocating for some personal changes but last night showed me that we have a top class first 11.
There is no player in world football who can replace any of our team players.
That was the best I've seen our front 3 play.
It hurts but im proud of the game play and commitment.
We go again.




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11 Mar 2020 14:54:13
we do not play it side to side quick enough to open spaces and gaps.
cross the damn thing and don't be scared to take shots.
defensive teams like side to side football.




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04 Mar 2020 11:04:20
We needed this. This invincibility cloak was all false. It would give management the wrong impression on certain players.
Lallana - time to move on
Curtis - not ready yet. Maybe a loan will help.
Takumi - must play is own game and stop trying to be Firmino
Origi - time to move on. unless he plays down the middle because he is ineffective from the wings.
Our midfield - needs industry and guile. Lallana and Curtis are the same type of player. Fab was playing by himself. we need a 10.
Defense - a bit shaken but with Lovren leaving and Sepp not ready, we need another quality CB.
Attack - has become stale and predictive and needs competition.

Fergie was not shy to let players like Stam, Beckam, Van Nistelroy and the like leave. If Salah and Mane move on, so must we. They have become a one pony trick. They need space to be dangerous but cannot dribble pass players.

We will win the league. Doubts still linger our CL and we cannot keep relying on Anfield atmosphere. We do not move the ball quicker to break down a 6-9 man defence and need other plans to do so.

Shakiri and Keita are too injury prone and sadly need to be moved on. This squad Klopp has built has reached is "refresh" date.

Not ranting. Being realistic.




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24 Dec 2019 08:42:13
the club needs to prepare now for 2024.
proper scouting in place to keep top talent coming through.
know when to integrate new blood to keep the team refreshed.
keep up to date with new an innovative ways to stay tactically ahead or in line with the worlds best.
give Klopp some sort of role within the club when he is done managing the team.
because it will be sad to let this all fall down again for another 30 years.




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26 Jul 2019 10:51:10
Spurs struggled early part of last season because of WC.
they now scrambling doing some good business in the market because not strengthening their squad set them back 13 losses last season.
if we fail to strengthen, we might end up like them.
Missing Mane, Salah, Allison, Firmino is a MAJOR loss.