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28 Jun 2022 12:48:07
Hi Eds,
Any news on alleged links to 19 year old Marcos Leonardo from Santos?


{Ed002's Note - Marcos Leonardo (F) Still a little raw and needs to stop falling over so easily, but talented. Wants to move to the PL at some point. He will do well if he bides his time. Santos have said that clubs from Europe have sent scouts to watch him ancluding a very-high end scout and ex-PL player which hints at one of the clubs being Manchester United, but he may well have been asked by another club to watch the player.

So I don't know but will try and find out.}

1.) 28 Jun 2022 16:09:19
Thanks, Ed002 mate. I think the lad could be a fantastic one to watch in the future. Many thanks again.

2.) 28 Jun 2022 18:09:17
Just out of curiosity Ed002, who is the top scout who was an ex player?
Did he play for Manchester United or is it that he now does a lot of work for them?
I have heard you mention him on here a few times now, so thought I would ask.
Keep up the good work and thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - he did not play for Manchester United.}

3.) 28 Jun 2022 20:54:57
He does like a tumble from the match highlights I just watched?

I love the name though. I used always buy Leonardo in championship manager or maybe it's got something to do with the turtles. I don't know exactly but I'd like a Leonardo to play for Liverpool.



10 Jun 2022 13:23:39
Uruguayan journalist, Sebas Giovanelli, has announced that the Nuñez deal to LFC is pretty much done. just the add-ons to finalise. There is general agreement between the clubs and he will be a red.


1.) 10 Jun 2022 15:20:00
So same as what it was on Tuesday mate lol.

2.) 10 Jun 2022 15:37:41
Anyone with a deeper knowledge of the game and coaching know if its likely that skills such as a good close control/ first touch and ball retention can be trained into a player or are they more innate types of skills.
Darwin's weak areas are these, and considering how important it is that we don't give the ball away, i was wondering how such a thing may play out.

3.) 10 Jun 2022 15:51:08
In fairness all of our forwards had the lowest rate of ball retention last season in the squad. I think Mo was the highest at 80% and Jota at 75% with the others in between.

It’s all well and good holding the ball up and keeping possession but when we are in the final third that’s when we need our forwards to take a risk with a pass or shot.

He who dares and all that.

4.) 10 Jun 2022 15:57:52
He's a big talent. Liverpool and Klopp have been excellent at sheltering players from their weaknesses while putting them in situations where their strengths flourish. I think flanking Nunez with Diaz for the foreseeable future and Mo for at least a year will produce a ton of scoring without compromising us in any way. This has the potential to be a transformative move.

5.) 10 Jun 2022 16:41:58
Thought we wanted our forwards to lose the ball so we can take it back quickly and surprise attack at full speed ???????????.

6.) 10 Jun 2022 16:42:33
The setup we thrived on a couple of years ago, with Firmino playing false 9 and Mane and Salah running in behind is unfortunately in the past. Diaz is a bit more of a traditional winger, Mane looks like he might be off, Firmino isn’t quite the same player he was, and even our midfield is set up differently, so I can completely see how a more traditional striker role makes sense for us, and Nunez is definitely one of those.

I hope we get him in, and with Diaz and Salah able to stretch the play, and with our fullbacks also putting in crosses, Nunez should get plenty of quality service.

7.) 10 Jun 2022 16:50:48
Wanting forwards to have high ball retention is mind boggling. Seems many fans struggle with the basic concept of football. Totally get why the Eds don't even bother discussing finances. At least there are no let's sign Kovacic posts.

8.) 10 Jun 2022 16:56:24
I agree with SGRed on the crossing point here. Our delivery from corners needs to be worked on though as we have quite a few players who can exploit those but I thought we were awful in this part of our play in the second half of last season - so many corners not going beyond the first man!

9.) 10 Jun 2022 17:04:49
Can we please sign Kovacic????.

10.) 10 Jun 2022 18:34:59
I believe Ed said that stuff like first touch, close control is actually developed in players formative years, aka academy years. You can improve those things while in your 20's but there are limits to how much those things can be improved in those years, Lukaku is a good example.

11.) 10 Jun 2022 17:56:05
As long as we keep Keita.

12.) 10 Jun 2022 17:26:29
Ed’s do you know if we have shown any interest in Kovacic ????????????.

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}

13.) 11 Jun 2022 00:36:45
@DareToDream - you mean better than it was on Monday when the regular chorus was singing the usual songs ‘We would never pay that much’, ‘He is going to (somewhere else) ’, ‘If we couldn’t afford to buy (whoever), we can’t afford to buy him’.

“Smile”, they said, “things could get worse. So I smiled and they did.

14.) 11 Jun 2022 09:08:40
We need a player who can score with one touch.

The objective of the sport is to score goals, not retain the ball.

Our main problem has been too much dithering in an around the box and too many chances missed inside it.



09 Jun 2022 11:04:51
LFC Players release list:
Divock Origi
Loris Karius
Ben Woodburn
Sheyi Ojo
Elijah Dixon-Bonner
Luis Longstaff
Sean Wilson

No confirmation yet of which players have been offered new contracts or seen their scholarships extended.


1.) 09 Jun 2022 11:40:54
James Milner - 1 year extension.

2.) 09 Jun 2022 12:37:24
Remember when Sheyi Ojo was highly, highly rated as a youth player?

3.) 09 Jun 2022 13:14:28
The emergence of Ojo made losing Ibe more palatable.

The emergence of Ibe made losing Sterling more palatable!

4.) 09 Jun 2022 14:56:34
Ojo was never good enough in a million years, he’s too slow. We should have got rid of him and long time ago and got a fee when we could.



08 Jun 2022 12:14:41
Minamino (sadly) looks like his futurwe will be away from LFC. His agents will be talking to four clubs in the near future who've expressed interest.


1.) 08 Jun 2022 12:29:37
Good luck to him. He did ok when given a chance.

2.) 08 Jun 2022 12:36:31
Fabulous lad VVVV. He deserves a chance to show what he is really capable of.

3.) 08 Jun 2022 12:51:09
If we are looking for a striker Bobby going no where how will he get a chance here?

4.) 08 Jun 2022 12:59:13
@kopforever - I didn't say he'd get a chance with us. I clearly said he deserves a chance to show what he's capable of and that obviously means elsewhere.

5.) 08 Jun 2022 13:48:22
Wonder what guys like Taki and others we bring in have to do to get a shot. Not like all those ahead of him were setting the world on fire especially that guy we’re not allowed to critique.

6.) 08 Jun 2022 15:27:34
Physically Taki lacks to be a success in this league imo.
17m is a good price for a player best suited to a slower, less physical league.

7.) 08 Jun 2022 17:46:37
Did very well when given an opportunity I think but I don’t really see how he fits into our system rather than the league. He’s not quick enough to play the Salah, Mane positions, not physical enough to play Bobby’s role, not defensive enough to play one our midfield roles. I think he would be superb in a traditional number 10 role which we unfortunately don’t play. In hindsight I’m not really sure why we bought him but I’m glad we did as without we wouldn’t have won the double. Best of luck to him. Could be top class at a team with a style that will suit him.

8.) 08 Jun 2022 18:22:53
Yeah the guys ahead of him didn’t really set the world on fire apart from over 100 goals and assists.
Taki wouldn’t get into the Saints side in the end last season during his loan. Sentiment aside I think Klopp knows what he’s doing.

9.) 08 Jun 2022 18:36:08
Taki needs to play with world cup coming up, he's going to push for a move hard.



08 Jun 2022 12:11:53
According to Paul Joyce we've turned down another bid from Bayern. We will not accept anything below £42.5m but I believe that includes add ons that will be achievable unlike 90% of Bayern's current add-ons.


1.) 08 Jun 2022 12:30:10
I think an agreement will be reached sooner rather than later.

2.) 08 Jun 2022 12:38:30
A lot of teams playing hardball VVVV. I'm actually quite surprised that at least three more teams haven't come in for Sadio. I cannot see his goals drying up.

3.) 08 Jun 2022 12:47:52
Can’t see us selling until a replacement is in place. Hopefully things move quickly.

4.) 08 Jun 2022 12:54:12
Very few teams will want to commit on a player who's in he's 30s especially financially. Same with Salah not a lot of clubs are knocking our door despite he's contractual issues is in public domain.

5.) 08 Jun 2022 13:00:38
They want to offer silly amounts but then request double the amount for their player who is 2 or 3 years older with only 1 year on his contract.

6.) 08 Jun 2022 13:01:00
Hasn’t Diaz replaced Mane?

We need a replacement for Bobby who will get less game time next season (sadly)

7.) 08 Jun 2022 13:01:09
I agree '6 Gold Stars' - I hope things move fast but I think Bayern are willing to play hardball. I hope a couple of others come in for him as that'll push them to move faster.

8.) 08 Jun 2022 13:40:32
@kopforever - Ronaldo just knocked in 24 goals this last season. at 38. Many clubs abroad are not stuck on the notion that the random age of 30 is a boundary to improvement or ability. Given the modern conditioning of professional athletes, the more accurate age is 35-37 and is likely to increase.

@WDW As Ed002 said numerous times, our buying Diaz is nothing to do with Mane. And as I indicated some time back, if Sadio leaves then we'll buy Nunez. I didn't think he'd leave but what can you say?! I think Carvalho will be expected to learn from Bobby. Just guessing.

9.) 08 Jun 2022 13:43:26
I think as soon as the deal for Mane is agreed we will make a bid for Darwin Nunez.

10.) 08 Jun 2022 13:49:51
Nice to see it’s not only us who try to wheel and deal in the transfer market lol.

11.) 08 Jun 2022 14:05:32
I reckon it’ll be the other way round, Alonso, I think we’ll look to secure Nunez then It’ll be a case of one in one out.

12.) 08 Jun 2022 14:20:49
The same Ronaldo who Juventus couldn't wait to get Rid? The same Ronaldo man utd fans and pundits think he's holding them back coz they need to play a certain way to suit him?

{Ed077's Note - is that the same Ronaldo that just won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award for that Man Utd you're talking about? Or a different one?

Most of the "pundits" calling for his sale are likely the ones that didn't see the other side of 35 as a PL player let alone as a first choice player, while Ronaldo has been busy breaking records. Like he recently said, and I quote, "I don't follow records, records follow me."

13.) 08 Jun 2022 14:49:24
@kopforever Juventus didn't want to get rid of Ronaldo - Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri revealed that Ronaldo told him he would not be playing for Juventus again. Everything else is as Ed077 has said. Without Lewandowski is another performing consistently well.

14.) 08 Jun 2022 15:08:15
It seems you've completely missed Bonucci, Buffon and many Juventus players comments on Ronaldo and exactly the same happening at UTD lol.

15.) 08 Jun 2022 15:37:33
Good point Viktor. Meant we will probably get terms and fee agreed simultaneously and then strike as soon as the Mane deal is done. Either way exciting summer ahead. Midfielder wise who would you go for now? Tchouaméni to Madrid done, Bissouma looking like he is heading elsewhere. Bellingham (I know your feelings on him 😂) I still think he is class but is not going anywhere this summer and Rice priced at a ridiculous £150 Million or thereabouts. I know there are more midfielders in that position but can’t think right now of any that stand out. But that don’t mean that the cub ain’t got a long list of players to fill that void.

16.) 08 Jun 2022 15:42:08
No point worrying about has beens like Ronaldo, it's not likely we will meet him in Europe.

17.) 08 Jun 2022 16:15:59
Mighty 😂😂.

18.) 08 Jun 2022 16:30:39
Maybe it's just me, but I could see Salah and Mané having a fair few years yet. Very disciplined lifestyle and no alcohol, the James Milner way!

Will be gutted to see Sadio go, it's a shame most people just talked about Salah contract for so long.

19.) 08 Jun 2022 17:44:50
You mean the Same sadio who was dislodged by Diaz coz can't play left forward anymore? Thx you're not running the club 🙈🙈.

20.) 08 Jun 2022 19:07:01
@kopforever - You don't seem to be able to distinguish between AGE on one hand and personality on the other.

21.) 09 Jun 2022 03:06:33
@Reynard, who started the 2021-22 season on the left hand side of the front 3 for Liverpool. Who ended the season playing the majority of games on the left hand side of the front 3?

Apparently the original plan was to buy Diaz in the upcoming window but Spurs forced us to move in January.

Who do yo think will be starting on the left hand side of the front 3 for the 2022-23 season and where will Mane be?

Up until Christmas Mane was the one people were suggesting we move on at the end of the season. If Firmino hadn’t been injured so much it is debatable how much game time Sadio would have got in the second part of the season.
I suspect that, with all due respect to yourself and Ed02, the presence of Diaz on the left and the absence who played in that position for a number of tears previously woul suggest that the one has, in fact, replaced the other.




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08 Jun 2022 12:18:06
Going on all the current rumours from dependable journalist sources, Liverpool and Aberdeen should agree a price for Ramsay within 48 hours.


1.) 08 Jun 2022 18:42:38
You had me in first half.

2.) 08 Jun 2022 19:13:38
@stg - lol. It might not seem exciting stg mate but I think this lad will eventually be as good a signing as Robbo has proved to be on the other side.



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01 Jan 2022 10:15:33
A Happy New Year to the Eds and all supporters frequenting these pages. I hope 2022 provides hope and joy for us all.


1.) 01 Jan 2022 11:06:44
Echo that Reynard.

Happy New Year to all Reds and all the Ed’s. Hope you all have a great one.


2.) 01 Jan 2022 11:45:21
Happy new year to all eds, posters and lurkers, hope 2022 brings you all of what you need, a lil of what you want, and none of what you don't want. Take care everyone, all the best!

{Ed002's Note - Thanks - and the Eds hope you all have a great 2022.}



21 Sep 2021 10:10:57
Hi Ed001 and Ed002,

I was wondering what your take (& my fellow Reds) on FIFA's strange move and propagandising over a Biennial World Cup is. I don't know any fans that want this even though they say a majority of fans are in favour. In my opinion, the smaller footballing nations and perhaps those without strong domestic leagues want it but it would surely represent a nail in the coffin of FIFA's control. Players cannot keep playing such extensive competitive tournaments at the current rate let alone a more substantial one. What do you guys think?


{Ed001's Note - surely it would increase their control and take it away from club football as the only way it could work would be if they did the same as cricket and took international players away from the club game?}

1.) 21 Sep 2021 10:29:11
FIFA seem to forget who pay the wages.

{Ed001's Note - they do make their own money and don't they cover wages while players are at the World Cup?}

2.) 21 Sep 2021 10:33:53
You might be right Ed001 mate but I think it would rush the introduction of an independent International league. The insurance they offer to teams is insufficient for player loss and unlike cricket, the owners of football clubs have a lot more financial clout. there will come a point where the primary employers of the players will say "This is too much! " At least that's what I think.

{Ed001's Note - if they were running a World Cup more often, which is their primary source of income, they would pay a lot more though. In essence that is what this is about - making more money.}

3.) 21 Sep 2021 19:09:28
How do you manage all the qualification matches, every two years, which are already a serious strain on club and league schedules, every four years?

There are serious "push and pulls" by both federations and the clubs in all kinds of directions. I don't see how the game can stay the same for long.



24 Aug 2021 15:01:35
As far as I know, Robbo has signed a new deal. In his words "There's no place I'd rather be! Love it to bits here, it's home. Thanks to everyone for the incredible support from day one until now. My focus is on working even harder so we can achieve more great memories together #YNWA" - We expect Hendo next followed by Mo. Fans can complain about no business but these contract renewals guarantee our pedigree for the next 4 - 5 years.


1.) 24 Aug 2021 15:11:18
Yep, confirmed until 2026 by Paul Joyce.

2.) 24 Aug 2021 16:51:24
Good cover for Kostas.

3.) 24 Aug 2021 17:43:26
Two quality LB at the club at last.

4.) 24 Aug 2021 17:43:53
Awesome news one of our very best players.




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08 Aug 2022 09:53:10
With the World Cup in the middle of the season, I don't think predictions can take their usual form. There will be many shocks and teams without too many international players getting extended mid-season breaks and team training.




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22 Jul 2022 19:34:14
Nunes is not being bought.




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07 Jul 2022 09:35:45
Sacrifice Bobby? Wow!




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28 Jun 2022 16:09:19
Thanks, Ed002 mate. I think the lad could be a fantastic one to watch in the future. Many thanks again.





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22 Jun 2022 08:59:43
According to Neil Jones (very reliable) -

"Billy Koumetio the next Liverpool youngster to go out on loan. He's set to join Austria Vienna for the season.

"Rhys Williams, Jake Cain, Sepp van den Berg, Owen Beck, Paul Glatzel and Leighton Clarkson among those likely to follow him out in search of experience. "




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22 Jun 2022 07:36:53
Craig Bellamy and John Arne Riise
Jamie Carragher and El-Hadji Diouf (actually every LFC player and El-Hadji Diouf)
Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith
Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez?




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12 Jun 2022 11:46:42
Ed001 - lol, I spend more time on Twitter blocking people than actually learning anything. Because of links you and Ed002 put up in the old days I just about manage to navigate some of the pitfalls of clickbait but see the cycle of news as it goes around like Chinese whispers, growing and changing into utter nonsense.


{Ed001's Note - it is incredible that people still fall for it, but they do.}



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12 Jun 2022 10:46:57
Your usual, brilliance in summing up everything Ed001 mate. thanks for all the effort you put in!


{Ed001's Note - thank you Reynard! I am hoping it helps people avoid some of the clickbait nonsense out there.}



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08 Jun 2022 19:13:38
@stg - lol. It might not seem exciting stg mate but I think this lad will eventually be as good a signing as Robbo has proved to be on the other side.