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06 Jun 2021 12:36:58
Hi eds2
Any idea how Marko Grujic has got on this season with Porto. I guess at the age of 25 he’s now looking to sign for a team instead of yet another loan. Also how much is he worth if we were to sell.
Thanks eds.

{Ed002's Note - Marco Grujic (DM/CM) will be available but at €20M priced out of a move to Porto who will now ask for another year on loan and an obligation to buy. Hertha Berlin may offer an option. If the price is reduced to about €12M-€15M then a sale will happen. Porto were very happy with him.}


1.) 06 Jun 2021 13:53:40
12-15m seems sensible. Better to get the sale done as it works better for both parties.


2.) 06 Jun 2021 14:07:22
He only started 9 games in the league this season in Portugal and has reached the age of 25. I'm not sure how LFC can continue along with this price tag if they truly want to sell him. Teams are looking at him and seeing a guy who's talent has most likely matured.


3.) 06 Jun 2021 13:49:24
Thanks for the info eds2 👍🏻.


4.) 06 Jun 2021 15:29:13
Seems like he definitely off then. I did wonder if there was a chance the club would keep him if money is tight for a cm to replace Wij.

{Ed002's Note - The club have had plenty of opportunities to use him but have shown no interest in doing so.}


5.) 06 Jun 2021 20:08:20
Started 4 of Porto's last 5 league games and both of the champions league matches v Chelsea. So at least Grujic had gotten in to the Porto team by the end of the season. Hopefully something suitable will work out this summer for him.


6.) 06 Jun 2021 23:29:08
Grujic is a decent player. Easily worth £20mil and in the right team will be a great signing. I really don’t see why people expect us to drop our valuations to suit other teams.
If they want him, pay up like we have to if we want a player. If not then he’ll remain a Liverpool player.
We live in a world where Richarlison is £50mil and Sigurdsson is £40mil. With the talent Grujic has I think £20mil is a fair asking price.

{Ed0666's Note - yes but valuations fluctuate due to economic markets. You wouldn’t get 40 mill for sigurdson now. I agree with you to an extent tho it’s up to the club what valuation they put on a player if they want 20 mill for Grujic than that’s their perogitive.


7.) 07 Jun 2021 06:42:59
Becker’s Pecker, Grujic is probably worth £20m but the fact is that the majority of European clubs are pretty broke due to C.V.. French clubs are in dire straits due to the collapse of their broadcasting deal. Inter Milan just won the title but Conte left due to being asked to reduce their wage bill by 15-20% and raise £70m from player sales. Dortmund need to sell one of Sancho or Haaland to raise money. Even Barcelona are bringing in out of contract players.
All’s well and good to say £20m or he goes nowhere. But in the end Liverpool are stuck with a player without a work permit and come next summer has one year less on his contract so his value has dropped (barring an exceptional season) £14m in bank could allow for greater movement in recruiting a CM/ AM.


8.) 07 Jun 2021 07:40:39
Beckers Pecker, Grujic’s contract only runs until 2023 and every year that gets close to the end of that contract his potential value diminishes, that’s not accounting for the market we’re in. Bar a few teams, there is very little money about. And that’s not accounting for the fact that it’s not entirely fair on the player to mess him about like that by sending him on loans all the time. Holding out for £20m in the hope that someone pays it means that we’ll be in the same position we were in last time. Lowering the price allows interested parties a chance to make an offer if there’s more than one party.


9.) 07 Jun 2021 12:52:23
We need to put in a sell on clause, sell him for 12m and a 25% sell on, if the kid comes good the sell on clause kicks in.


10.) 07 Jun 2021 12:59:11
Vic and Fuser I get what you’re saying but I’m constantly being told that we are messing teams around by not offering the asking price for a player yet we are supposed to pull our pants down if someone is interested in our players.
He’s a good player who could possibly be very good so why should we budge on our valuation? I’m sure if someone wants to negotiate and come up with an offer that suits us then we’d consider it but nearly halving our initial valuation is just not good business.
We need the money just as much as some other teams so we need to stand strong and get the money we want for any players that are leaving. That then enables us to dip into the market ourselves.
We have to be ruthless in any transfer dealings now more than ever.

{Ed002's Note - I don't think you understand the finances. Liverpool are paying over the odds for players because they don't have the money to buy them outright - like Jota and Thiago who have not been paid for yet. They factored the Coutinho money to get it in advance and that cost them a considerable amount. Players like Grujic need to be sold to bring money in.}


11.) 07 Jun 2021 14:34:52
So the club are going to have to take a hit on some players just to get the money in.

{Ed0666's Note - in hoping we can sell enough of the fringe players albeit at a loss and sell mane to be able to afford a swashbuckling forward/wide player and an all action midfielder.


12.) 07 Jun 2021 14:57:14
Beckers Pecker we genuinely run the risk of him leaving on a free transfer, then we’d get nothing. It’s not even like the bloke is going to get a game as Klopp clearly doesn’t rate him. I’d take £12-15 and move on. We need the money to improve the playing squad and starting options. No point playing hardball over a player who is never going to play for us. The same goes for Wilson, Ojo, Karius, Awoniyi. We also need to move others on too, and the same principle applies to those who don’t really perform and those not fit enough.


13.) 07 Jun 2021 16:21:12
Where do you think Mane will end up Ed? And which swashbuckling forward do u have in mind?

{Ed002's Note - I have not said anything about Mane going.}


14.) 07 Jun 2021 16:28:43
Could we use Grujic as a makeweight to bring in Romario Baro?


15.) 07 Jun 2021 18:24:00
Liverpool lost in the order of £50 - 70 million during the initial lock down and around another £100m minimum last season from missing match day revenue etc.
These are serious shortfalls that probably mean perhaps 3 or 4 key new signings could not be added to the squad over that time?
The injury issues last season lead on from this situation; Klopp was clearly unhappy with his back-up and perhaps the signings that we missed out on would have played instead.
All told, do not underestimate the damage that CV has caused Liverpool.
It’s lost ready cash in hand and debt-serving funds that has gone.


16.) 08 Jun 2021 10:22:39
I think people are missing an obvious issue when valuing transfers. The players we are after are generally among the best players at their current team, or at least regular starters. The players we are trying to sell are players with no future with us, and we're actively trying to get them off the books. We can demand top dollar for our manes and salahs because we don't want to lose them, same as Brighton don't want to lose bissouma/ rbl didn't want to lose konate. We can't do that with fringe players because, eventually, we'll either be stuck with them not playing, or running their contract down. If a player is marked for selling, we should take the best offer received and get some money in and let these boys continue their career elsewhere.


17.) 10 Jun 2021 05:18:06
I haven’t seen enough of him at Porto to be 100% sure how he’s gotten on, but stylistically I think Grujic is exactly the type of player we need to replace Gini - he is young, physical, and capable of playing in either 8 or even at 6 to backup Fabinho. He also has some height on him which can be very useful in the PL.

A starting midfield of Fabinho, Hendo and Thiago is top class, and then with backup from Milner, Ox, Keita, Jones and Grujic we have a solid bench. If we can sell Keita and get in another top player to challenge for a starting role then we’d be truly set.


18.) 10 Jun 2021 19:20:05
Don’t get why people are happy to offload Grujic when he’s never been given a chance. He’ll play at a higher level the Jones I guarantee.


 

 

12 May 2021 09:49:23
Morning eds1&2 With only a few games to play. Any idea if we will sign kabak plus has impressed enough to warrant signing him.
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Ozan Kabak (CB) Financially it makes sense for Liverpool to buy the phlegmmeister as he has done enough to prove himself, but the club need to think hard about the CB situation with van Dijk and Gomez returning to fitness, the desire to add a starter and the Home Grown situation.}


1.) 12 May 2021 11:07:12
Ed, do you see LFC having to buy some homegrown talent in order to keep the squad numbers in balance? Obviously they won't be overpaying for well established homegrown players, so will our own youth and player like Elliot and Gordon will have to make these numbers up or do you see us being forced into purchasing British? Any idea who those players might be?
Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have a very good crop of youngsters but we have seen in recent years that having few or no opportunities in the first team they look to move on - other clubs suffer similar problems. The Home Grown issue only becomes directly relevant at 21 but the future will see the requirements for the number of Home Grown players for English sides rise from the current levels and, more significantly, the number of Club Developed players will need to increase. As such squad management will become an issue if not already addressed - which is why Liverpool are playing with a smaller squad in Europe than other sides. Liverpool have looked at Home Grown players like Ricky-Jade Jones (although he can no longer be counted as club developed), Michael Olise (won't be moving to Liverpool) and Ben White (too expensive).}


2.) 12 May 2021 11:22:50
With money limited, I'd just sign Konate to be the VVD partner at CB, with Gomez, Matip and Phillips the other options. Spending another 18 mil on Kabak is not good use of limited funds, when he wouldn't even be a first choice CB.


3.) 12 May 2021 12:14:44
Cant be overpaying for over hyped English players! Klopp will bring through some of the gems we have in the Academy to add to Kelleher, N Willliams, Trent, Gomez, Sepp VDB, Jones and Elliott like Gordon and Musialowski! By the time Klopp leaves we'll be in a very healthy position.


4.) 12 May 2021 14:10:38
Signing both Kabak and Konate seems like a hell of a lot of CB depth if it happens, would allow for greater tactical options imo, but need left back cover as well, I'm not sure if we are looking at anyone or bringing up a youngster.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool bought LB cover in the summer.}


5.) 12 May 2021 14:28:38
I think I read somewhere that Tsimikas was unhappy and was looking to leave, it might of just been one of my booze fueled fantasies like when Monica Bellucci asked me if I was single!

{Ed002's Note - Yes, his agents have been looking for a way out but Liverpool have told them he is not for sale.}


6.) 12 May 2021 14:34:55
VVD, Gomez, Matip, Kabak and Konate would be a nice mix of centreback options for next season. I doubt we’d be able to sell Matip this summer due to injury concerns. We may be better holding onto him and selling in Jan or summer 2022.
Sell Philips. Doubt we’ll ever get more for him than this summer as if he stays his playing time will be severely limited and I don’t think he suits playing our high line. Sell Davies. Loan out Rhys Williams to see how he performs playing week in week out at a Championship team.


7.) 12 May 2021 14:48:03
Good. good player is Tsimikas!


8.) 12 May 2021 15:08:38
Why does everyone want 5 and even 6 centrehalves all of a sudden?


9.) 12 May 2021 14:41:35
Appreciate the clarification ed, your a star.


10.) 12 May 2021 14:50:06
Hi ed002. I've just read Ryan Bertrand is leaving Southampton. Is he looking for guaranteed first team football or would he be an option to provide competition for Robertson? This would allow Tsimikas to leave (albeit for a fraction of what we paid for him) and give us another homegrown player in the squad.

{Ed002's Note - Ryan Bertrand is not moving to Liverpool.}


11.) 12 May 2021 15:19:45
Appreciate the clarification ed, you're a star.


12.) 12 May 2021 15:30:12
Kabak makes zero sense if Konate is coming. Phillips 4th choice means we would have 4 solid centre backs.


13.) 12 May 2021 17:25:26
Ryan Bertrand would be a better signing than Alberto Moreno, but i'd rather give Brad Smith a chance. Wait a minute. What year is this Marty?!


14.) 12 May 2021 19:59:14
Surly there no point keeping matip he is also make of glass.


15.) 12 May 2021 20:42:58
Who's going to buy him? And on the flip side he's a top player in his peak years. We just have to hope he can stay fit, he shouldn't be starting every week so he should get plenty of rest time. A fit Matip still gets into any other team in the league bar City.


16.) 13 May 2021 01:03:11
Have we learned nothing from this season? Matip won’t suddenly keep fit next season i wouldn’t count him as an option, on good wages aswell, sell for whatever we can get, Konate and Gomez have injury problems too and will miss games. We can’t just hope one stays fit and play a returning VVD in every game next season, we need to be able to rest VVD and remain strong in 4 competitions and not even consider Fabinho out of midfield. Phillips has done alright but we should cash in when his value is at its highest. Matip and Phillips out Konate and Kabak (or another) in.

{Ed0666's Note - injuries are contrary example being keita when he played in the bundesliga hardly ever got injured he comes to Liverpool and it’s the exact opposite. If we sign konate he could be injury free for 2 years or be or perennially be in the physios room. You just can’t predict these things.


17.) 13 May 2021 08:45:21
We also need another DM to cover for Fabinho. The whole problem we’ve had is a lack of cover when Fabinho goes into the back line. Exactly the same as City had 2 years ago when Laporte was out and Fernandinho went into the back line.
They went out and splashed £60m on Rodri. We need to do something similar (although I know we can’t afford £60m. Is Lee Cattermole still playing? )


18.) 13 May 2021 12:26:38
ed0666, tbf keita has barely been injured bar one he got at the start he's just been not fit and not trying enough to play surely? and then when he does play he just stands around and doesn't try, i think injuries are a cover up for him not being good enough for the matchday squad?

{Ed0666's Note - keita barely been injured? Are you sure mate? His career at Liverpool has been blighted by injuries.


19.) 13 May 2021 14:03:24
Yeah He was out versus Southampton for who knows what he has been fit for a while now surely it’s just a cover up for the massive money and wages we pay him? . When in reality he’s just awful and is nowhere near good enough for u21 let alone the first team squad.


20.) 13 May 2021 14:25:05
He's clearly not awful. The player at Liepzig and the player we've seen in very rare flashes here prove he's not awful. Either through injuries or what looks like just being a tosser he hasn't shown his previous form near often enough.


21.) 13 May 2021 23:11:43
I see Phillips and possibly Matip being sold, hence why we would need Kabak, and will probably buy him just to turn a profit in a couple of years time, as with Ben D. Phillips has been a great stand in but he has too many mistakes in him at this level and heart alone won't keep him at LFC. Then there is the one year on the contract issue, and the fact that he knows he will not be a starter next season, and so will likely want to move on. Perhaps to Rangers with Stevie G? Or maybe that's Ben d, who was set for Celtic.
Its time for a mass clear out, some very astute purposes and then our best youth players to be brought in to bulk the squad. We have too many under used, insufficient, over injured players on our books .
Thanks for the response Ed.


22.) 14 May 2021 06:57:04
Why would we need 5 centrebacks for next year?
Has anyone watched this season!

2 of the 5 have yet to come back from season ending injuries.
1 of the 5 is perennially injuried, can’t be sold yet but can’t be relied upon to stay fit. Altho has the uncannot ability to walk back straight into the side and perform at a high level.
2 of the 5 are very new to the league finding their feet, one not having kicked a ball yet (Konate)


Why sign Kabak and Konate?
At £18mil and from what we’ve seen it would be a bargain. Konate has been identified as being one to future proof our defence.

In reality it’s not 5 defenders as such, more like 4.5 with the view to selling one within the following 2 windows.


23.) 15 May 2021 03:57:50
Ed02,
Always appreciate on players, and management of squad.
Liverpool's current centre back issue is a very interesting one, caused by themselves in my opinion when they didn't identify a replacement for Lovren.
VVD, Gomez, and Matip will be back next season. Phillips, Davies, Williams are still around. Decision need to be made on Kabak and a new signing.

I am very keen to know what you would do in this situation?

{Ed002's Note - Well LIverpool have Van Dijik, Gomez, Matip, finally gave Phillips a chance, have borrowed the Phlemmeister, added Davies, have some youngsters who are expected to do well in Rhys Williams, Billy Koumetio and van der Berg. Kabak may have done enough to make his deal permanent and Liverpool are persisting in trying in trying to add a starter to play with van Dijk. This should be Konate but there is an issue. They have also looked at Ben White, David Carmo, Sven Botman, Merih Demiral and spoken with the agent of Kalidou Koulibaly. Konate would be a very good option to replace Joe Gomez as a starter but it requires Liverpool to find the funds to pay for him from somewhere.}


24.) 15 May 2021 12:01:05
Ed02, what would you do if you are in the driving seat?

One thing I would definitely do (but probably can't, since unlikely to get any money) is to sell Matip.
Also, I would definitely keep Phillips.

{Ed002's Note - I would think Kabak has done enough and sign him as the cost is low and money is a huge issue for Liverpool. I would make a decision over the youngsters and then decide what to do with Joe Gomez who Klopp has been looking to replace as a starter with Konate. Whatever happens, the club needs to trim the number of CBs it has to four senior players and then a couple of youngsters. The HG isutation remains a problem at Liverpool and they do not want to be caught out over club developed players in the future - so need to hang on to van der Berg and the like.}


 

 

16 Feb 2021 17:23:04
Eds is Phillips registered to play champions league now?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, in place of Joel Matip.}


 

 

17 Jun 2020 07:15:43
Morning eds1
Do you know was If there’s any injuries ahead of our game with Everton?
Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - Adrian, Salah and Robbo have knocks but are expected to be fit. Ox also looks like he could play after his ankle injury. That just leaves Shaq and Clyne as expected to miss out.}


1.) 17 Jun 2020 08:20:28
It’s been a while since we’ve had a team news update before a PL game Ed mate, very much missed. Let’s hope we get it done over the line soon as possible mate 😄.

{Ed001's Note - Arsenal can speed things up tonight with a result.}


2.) 17 Jun 2020 11:09:17
Pep is up to his usual mind games, moaning about how his players are not ready. If Arsenal is up to it, it should be one helluva game. We'll get a hint of what Arteta is capable of.


3.) 17 Jun 2020 10:29:04
If Arsenal draw with City I'll be amazed, but still, anything can happen!


4.) 17 Jun 2020 10:30:48
Thanks Ed, buzzing for the game on the weekend.
Must be frustrating for Shaq - is this an new injury do you know or one that’s been lingering?

Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - it occurred in February so not that new.}


5.) 17 Jun 2020 11:00:17
Yeah they could mate but can’t see it tbh can you?

{Ed001's Note - it is a strange world right now mate, anything could happen.}


6.) 17 Jun 2020 14:55:11
It’s interesting how Naby Keita constantly gets slated for picking up injuries and yet there is nowhere near the same level of abuse for Shaqiri despite the fact that Keita has played more games for Liverpool than Shaqiri.


7.) 17 Jun 2020 15:25:36
Thunderbird 2, that's probably down to cost of player and expectation of impact he would make.


8.) 17 Jun 2020 18:59:11
And to be fair to Shaqiri he did score a winning goal against Man U. So that puts a lot of credit in the bank.


9.) 17 Jun 2020 19:00:39
We all know shaq is gone, it almost feels like he has downed tools cos he is not a starter or a klopp favourite . On the other hand if he has genuinely been injured we don't need him we have players already that can't play ten games on the bounce .


 

 

28 Oct 2019 16:07:33
Hi Ed’s
Do you have any info about kesiktas wanting to cancel karius loan?

{Ed002's Note - There may be a possibility of it happening but it is complex.}


1.) 28 Oct 2019 20:31:41
I thought he was performing ok recently?

Or are there other reasons.


2.) 29 Oct 2019 08:08:40
The new Besiktas President has his own views on balancing the books and what shape success should take. What is the penalty to Besiktas for canceling the loan, Ed002, if they go through with it?

{Ed002's Note - Without seeing the contract I don't know - but rules are much stricter than they were.}


 

 

 

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30 Nov 2021 18:55:13
Anyone that’s interested. The first steelwork started going up today on the Anfild Rd end. It’s going to look massive!


 

 

29 Nov 2021 21:33:34
Shock horror messi wins the ballon d’or!
🥱🥱🥱.


1.) 29 Nov 2021 21:44:20
Laughable really.


2.) 29 Nov 2021 22:47:05
lets be fair he had to be given something for destroying barcelona! his PSG form has been gash as well but when you have friends in high places the awards just keep on coming.

Btw i would have given it to Lewandowski myself but there is no way Messi or Ronaldo fc were better than Lewe or Salah these past 12 months.

An Award for 2 of the greediest Ego's in football would be a no brainer however, but that would also have to include Neymar, he could not possibly be left out of that shortlist.


3.) 29 Nov 2021 22:48:09
Steps back in amazement, I didn't see that happening lad's 🤭.


4.) 29 Nov 2021 23:42:13
Paul McShane was robbed lads.


5.) 29 Nov 2021 23:43:29
Garth Crooks isn't on the jury then is it even legit?

{Ed0666's Note - now if there’s someone who needs his own football show it’s that man! What a maverick, superstar and someone who just doesn't give a toss about upsetting people. Sky couldnt employ him he’s too much of a renegade. Love the man.


6.) 30 Nov 2021 08:59:26
Jorginho in the top 3? Ahead of Kante and Salah? What complete nonsense. And please don't give me the Euro winner and CL winner logic, that is even more nonsensical.


7.) 30 Nov 2021 10:15:18
Pls, Insert HUMONGOUS eyeroll "here".


8.) 30 Nov 2021 11:23:09
The last 4 years the Balon D’or has been an absolute joke. Agreement was pretty much unanimous that the last four winners should have been Salah, van Dijk, Lewandowski and then Lewandowski again but the powers that be are clearly not interested in meritocracy. How can Modric win a Balon D’or on the basis of winning the Champions League and getting to a World Cup final (despite Croatia being crap for most of that run), but Messi gets given it for winning the square root of nothing with an awful Barcelona side? How can it be fair that Lewandowski’s achievement was chalked off because of C.V. football, but Messi’s win is acceptable when all of his good form this year came during the C.V. football phase? The hypocrisy and double standards are laughable. It hasn’t been anything more than a sycophant personality contest for a while now.


9.) 30 Nov 2021 11:44:39
No Mbappe or Haaland (or Bissouma) ?


10.) 30 Nov 2021 12:06:53
Lads its a joke that's not funny .


11.) 30 Nov 2021 00:46:53
He calls it as he sees it even when he isn't looking, I'm stealing the renegade tag for some memes ed.

{Ed0666's Note - do it brother and post em on tne site when they are done. Looking forward to seeing them


 

 

04 Nov 2021 08:18:25
Morning all
Reading all the comments about the ref on here this morning was he really that bad! Apart from the red card that was just a bit confusing due to not seeing the faul properly I thought he was ok. I actually thought it was nice to see a ref stand up to the players and wilt like most.

{Ed001's Note - but he didn't, he consistently gave them decisions for their playacting and cheating. He was awful.}


1.) 04 Nov 2021 09:13:06
The ref just seemed angry, he was shouting at players and warning players for nothing challenges pretty early on, I was very happy to see Mane come off because he would have definitely got a red!
He was just abit all over the place and even the red was over the top.


2.) 04 Nov 2021 10:51:08
I think the ref was overdoing it, a bit like trying too hard to show he was boss. The funny thing is that IMO, he was showing who was boss in only one sense and not the other. What he let them do to Mane and to a lesser extent Jota, was a disgrace and instead of calling them to order, he focused his faux ire on Mane.

He let AM get away with a ton of crap and had he shown his authority and let them know their diving and playacting would not be tolerated, they wouldn't have taking him for a fool and outright disrespected him like Felipe did.

Only after he sent him off, did they calm down and even Simeone said the red card was warranted meaning he himself knew his players went too far. He was doing a bit too much in the wrong sense, IMO.


3.) 04 Nov 2021 12:22:39
Agreed. He was clearly refusing even to hear anything from anybody and just behaving like a Supreme Court judge. And that was the softest straight red card I have seen in a long time. I don't believe Felipe's red was just for the foul (as UEFA have declared), the ref clearly got irritated by Felipe not being subservient to him.


4.) 04 Nov 2021 13:52:06
ArAy1969, I fully agree, as well. UEFA just came out to do some clean up on Aisle 9. Clearly it was not for the foul cos he had the yellow card ready to go.

Personally, I think Felipe should have gone on the foul itself cos he raked his studs on Mane and then tripped him up which is wreckless play and endangering the health of a player BUT I can understand the ref interpreting it as a yellow which is fine. I jut don't get why UEFA had to come out and do the cleanup. Felipe got what he deserved, IMO.


5.) 04 Nov 2021 14:39:59
Yes he really was that bad. Useless comes to mind.


6.) 04 Nov 2021 15:10:53
Oli, how often does UEFA put out a press release on a ref's foul call, anyway? Rarely, if ever, unless an incident is racially motivated or something of the sort. As you said, some swift cleanup. As if we're idiots and can't see behind it.


7.) 04 Nov 2021 15:13:21
Mate from next time in match reviews include ref ratings too.

{Ed001's Note - no mate, I don't watch them to be able to rate them.}


8.) 04 Nov 2021 16:26:50
ArAy1969, indeed. They think we are all fools who don't understand football or officiating laws. They knew the blowback that was coming and then tried to clean it up in real time. Not sure it worked cos most of the pundits I've sen, said Felipe deserved to be sent off for literally mocking the ref's authority for the whole world to see.


 

 

03 Nov 2021 08:13:27
Morning all
Anyone that’s going the game later I am very jealous! Enjoy it and make it loud make it very loud! Come on you red men 🙏🏼.


1.) 03 Nov 2021 10:03:11
Agree. There's a bit of needle in this game which should make the atmosphere white hot! We know Atletico will turn up for war. It'll be interesting to see how we treat it given we're already sitting pretty in the table.

I wonder if the other fixture in the group being played earlier will influence either sides approach?


 

 

20 Oct 2021 19:29:19
Hi eds1
Can I get your take on Robo. We can all have an opinion on should he be dropped and let kostas have a good go at it but I really respect your opinion. Am kind of swaying to the idea of dropping him?

{Ed001's Note - that's not the point, Robbo should not have come back in.}


1.) 20 Oct 2021 20:11:25
Think he needs a well earned rest call it dropped or whatever he needs one!


2.) 20 Oct 2021 20:47:28
Doubt he will be dropped vs united.

{Ed0666's Note - I would bet he does.


3.) 20 Oct 2021 20:59:00
Kostas has earnt the start, Rob needs to get back to his best, simples.

{Ed0666's Note - I agree. If robbo plays on Sunday it sends out the wrong message and a massive kick on the teeth for the form player. Klopp needs to do the right thing.


4.) 20 Oct 2021 23:15:51
No chance Robbo will be rested Sunday. Zero chance. Whether he should be rested is another matter.


5.) 21 Oct 2021 08:56:00
As much as I agree that Robbo should be given a rest or benched or whatever you want to call it, that ain't happening come Sun. I simply don't see it.


6.) 21 Oct 2021 10:01:34
No chance me thinks, Kostas might well deserve 2 start but i'd be amazed.


7.) 21 Oct 2021 10:13:32
It would be such a massive call to drop robbo for tsmikas on Sunday. Whilst I agree it would seem to be the right call as robbo form doesn't deserve a starting berth having said that if tsmikas comes in and plays badly and we loose then fans could turn of him and the amount of backlash could be huge. The mistake in all this in my opinion was actually throwing robbo right back in after his injury. Tsmikas was playing really well and took his chance when it arose and should have kept shirt and robbo would have had to earn his place back, but unfortunately didn't pan out that way and I seriously can't see the change being made for Sunday baring injury to robbo before.


 

 

 

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24 Oct 2021 08:55:51
Hi eds2
I know this mite be hard to answer but realistically how much is salah worth right now?

{Ed002's Note - I would think perhaps the club would look for something in the £70M-£90M range.}


 

 

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06 Oct 2021 14:53:42
Is the other player mino eds2?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know who you mean.}


 

 

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20 Sep 2021 16:21:37
There’s no way we can sell salah! Just give the lad a new contract.


 

 

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30 Aug 2021 22:21:06
Now that really is a surprise!


 

 

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24 Aug 2021 17:48:40
Have Liverpool been offered Saul on loan as well as Chelsea eds2?

{Ed002's Note - At this point in time there are just the three clubs interested.}


 

 

 

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05 Dec 2021 19:24:40
Great review seano really enjoyed reading that mate. I knocked the wrong emoji mate sorry.


 

 

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05 Dec 2021 08:57:50
Thanks for the review eds1 as usual it’s spot on. I was scratching my head wondering why Benitez would take this job on in the first place and now am sure he is wondering why as well! One thing that puzzles me is the fact that Everton have zero money and desperately need players yet there are spending god knows how much on a new stadium! And at this rate the fans will be watching champion football from it very soon.
Also can I ask are you just moving house/ apartment or to a different location. Either way mate good luck with the move👍🏻.

{Ed001's Note - they have money, it is simply that FFP constrains them from spending it on the team. The stadium is not involved in FFP calculations.

Different location altogether.}


 

 

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02 Dec 2021 09:40:57
I can’t stand Mccoist! Just keeps repeating the same crap over and over again.

{Ed025's Note - im with you longthing..


 

 

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02 Dec 2021 08:37:48
I think you’ll find Gordon also through a leg out and dived as well. As said above it’s just desperate which is understandable in there situation.
I didn’t know until last night the amount of money and managers you’ve been though in the same time klopp has been with us. 6 managers and half a billion. No idea if that is correct. One thing I do know is that your in a bit of a pickle eds25.

{Ed025's Note - i would describe it more as up shirt creek without a paddle mate..


 

 

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29 Nov 2021 20:53:00
4th choice RB eds25 I do hope that’s banter mate. Let’s not bring Southgate into the debate. Hope your keeping well anyway mate.

{Ed025's Note - im good thanks longthing, the fact is that southgate took 3 right backs to the euros mate and trent was not one of them, i happen to think TAA is the best of the bunch..