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20 Dec 2018 13:38:37
Dear Ed001/ Ed002

I read today on the BBC that Rabiot's situation at PSG has deteriorated with PSG refusing to play him unless he signs a new contract. It also says Liverpool have been linked with the player for a summer move.

Two questions-
1. Could you see Liverpool moving for him (if we move on a few midfielders first)
2. Are PSG allowed to not play him as he has not signed a contract?



{Ed002's Note - 1. If Liverpool want him he will want to be a starter and that would be a problem unless they move Keita on - it does not seem to be a position that needs strengthening righ now. And with PSG having accused two sides (naming Barcelona as one) of tapping him up perhaps Liverpool would want to deal with the matter carefully if they are to look to him - so I am far from convinced. 2. Of course. It happens all of the time.}

1.) 20 Dec 2018 19:00:28
Thanks for the response Ed.



29 Aug 2018 21:52:07

I was looking at the venues to host Champions League finals in the future and I was elated to discover the venue for the 2019/ 2020 final is the Attaturk stadium! Making the final would truly be special!


1.) 29 Aug 2018 23:24:00
Be great to win there as defending champions 😉.

2.) 30 Aug 2018 07:55:29
We will make the final.

3.) 30 Aug 2018 08:37:57
I wonder if they've done something about the transport issues from last time.

4.) 30 Aug 2018 12:37:54
there'll be enough busses back to the City center at half time this season.

5.) 04 Sep 2018 14:42:57
“I wonder if they've done something about the transport issues from last time. ”

😄 I went with the Irish Liverpool Supporters Club and I was paralytic before the plane took off from Dublin. I had no voice left by the time we landed in Turkey and then had “that” bus journey to sober up.
Greatest 48 hours I can (vaguely) remember 😄.



24 Mar 2018 18:34:32

Any truth that Bayern Munich see Klopp as a long term successor to Heynckes?

Thanks for all your hard work.


{Ed002's Note - I assume this is Twitter. The timing isn't right now so I would not worry about it just yet.}

1.) 24 Mar 2018 20:30:52
Do any clubs have Klopp in their plans for the future like Bayern did at one stage?

{Ed002's Note - Clubs rarely plan like that.}

2.) 24 Mar 2018 20:58:38
But some day huh Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Of course they will consider him as an option.}

3.) 24 Mar 2018 21:25:01
I think Thomas Tuchel will likely end up as the next Bayern manager.

4.) 24 Mar 2018 22:52:23
It seems Tuchel has turned Bayern down. Rumour has it that PSG has Klopp on its list of candidates to replace Emery, in the coming sumer.

5.) 25 Mar 2018 03:48:28
I think Liverpool will be the last club Klopp manages. Raphael Hoginstein has a piece on Klopp spending 7 years at Mainz, 7 years at Broussia, and will spend 7 at Liverpool. He has a special relationship with each club and has said he won't coach into late age.



06 Jan 2018 18:53:10

Any truth that Newcastle are looking at Danny Ward on loan?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach.}

1.) 06 Jan 2018 19:35:10
Danny Ward has a number of potential suitors and I have it on good authority that his preference is for Nottingham Forest. it surprised me too . Klopp has td him that he sees himas LFC number 1 long term.

{Ed002's Note - I can’t see Liverpool sending him on loan unless Bogdan is now fit. Klopp promises a lot of things that aren’t true. If he has told him he is a future first choice then Liverpool won’t be looking for a new keeper for many years to come. Or maybe Klopp is lying again?}

2.) 06 Jan 2018 20:51:39
Cheers Ed.

3.) 06 Jan 2018 21:12:49
Lying being the same as not carrying out what you said you would despite the other party failing to keep their side of the deal?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about. If Klopp has told him that he will be number one then Liverpool has no need for a new GK for years to come. Or Klopp’s lying again.}

4.) 06 Jan 2018 22:06:01
Maybe he will be number 1 but as in that will be his squad number not first choice. Something needs to be done with him cos he is being wasted by LFC.

5.) 06 Jan 2018 21:57:29
I'm not sure Klopp knows who his first choice is right now so I don't believe what you may have been told, Kimos.



24 Aug 2017 12:17:05
Dear Eds and Reds,

I've been told by a source to expect a VVD bid by the end of the week. This source is 50/ 50 for getting things right, but he did tell me in May he expects us to sign Robertson.


1.) 24 Aug 2017 12:38:59
although I doubt your source is doing anything apart from guessing here I think you might be right.

2.) 24 Aug 2017 13:20:53
My thoughts too. Plus the windows ending, so somethings going to happen soon.

3.) 24 Aug 2017 13:26:35
I've heard this too, not sure how true it is though.

4.) 24 Aug 2017 13:09:17
Hi eds wat would happen if we just put a bid in will it open up the whole tapping up thing an will we be open too punishment by f. a.

{Ed002's Note - let it go, we are sick of people trying to bring it up over and over again.}

5.) 24 Aug 2017 13:49:59
Sorry just I am trying too cling on too any hope.

6.) 24 Aug 2017 14:22:04
I hope so. Great going forward, defense not so good.

7.) 24 Aug 2017 15:18:12
Ive given you both a thumbs up and a thumbs down, 50/ 50 like.

8.) 24 Aug 2017 15:47:52
if it comes to tapping up then southampton must as well not sell to chelsea, man city and Chelsea too. For southampton saying theywill not sell VVD to liverpool based on tapping up would be very ridiculous really.




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01 Feb 2024 12:05:44
Hi Ed001,

How do you think we line up for Arsenal? Trent and Robbo are back but I'm not quite sure you can bench Gomez and Bradley with how well they have been playing! Maybe move Trent into midfield for Mac?



{Ed001's Note - I think Klopp was hinting that he might just rest Gomez and Bradley. Hard to tell for sure as he could have just been trying to keep Arteta guessing. It is most likely going to depend on the fitness of Gomez and Bradley and if the fitness coaches think they need a break. We are probably going to see a fair bit of rotation in the run in. Klopp has been doing that a lot this season, I can't see him changing now as it will keep the players fresh for the later stages.}

1.) 01 Feb 2024 13:23:01
What a squad we currently have for rotation but the team who started last night 100% deserve to start Sunday as long as there’s no fitness concerns.

The crazy thing about our squad is that Kelleher is unlikely to start another game of football now until the league cup final.

2.) 01 Feb 2024 13:30:11
Gomez has to play against arsenal, he had great game against saka in cup and well suited to playing against him. Can be rested next game if needed, this one is too big.

3.) 01 Feb 2024 14:08:05
I'd start with one that started and one that was subbed on last game. Then do the reverse 2nd half. Good chance to rest the players that have been playing and getting match fitness for the injured players.

4.) 01 Feb 2024 14:22:17
Honestly, with Gomez and Bradley at the back we have looked much more solid at the back and we have lost nothing in attack. Actually I think we look better in attack with our forwards having a bit more space to drag the defenders into.
I think Bradley has to start against Arsenal as we saw his effect when he came on against them previously, he shut down the attack on their left straight away.

5.) 01 Feb 2024 13:32:46
Yeah I can imagine that Ed. We have many a game left in this season and could potentially play every possible game once again! Plenty of opportunities for everyone to play.

6.) 01 Feb 2024 15:48:59
No way you drop Gomez. And there is absolutely no way you drop Bradley. Both start on Sunday and there is no debate to be had. Trent now starts his journey as a midfield. I say that in the sense that he no longer plays right back and drifts into midfield. No, he starts midfield and plays midfield going forward. Bradley stays as our right back and we stick with him through any bad spells. This is now his spot for, well, for however long he wants to keep it.

Btw, some fans have might have forgotten Bajectic. This boy is also special and was performing at a high level both in the league and Champions League before his injury. If Alonso is to come in and if he is to play the same formation (he is adaptable in formations) . Then Bajectic will become a major player in one of the 6 roles. Trent will also benefit heavily from Alonso becoming our next manager. Who better to coach you into a top 6 than one of the greatest ever 6’s. Alonso will relish sitting down and teaching Trent everything about the position.

Another player who might and will most likely emerge is Owen Beck, who is tailored made for Alonso’s left back role. He will rotate heavily with Robbo. A player who I knew would start showing the Liverpool fans what he is really about is Mac Allister. He has been nothing short of exceptional this last month. That’s the player of Brighton and also the one Argentina get to see game in game out. I feel him being pushed into one the the two 10 roles alongside Szobo will see him go onto another level. Same with Szobo. We will begin to see the Szobo of his previous club and that of his country. The player that leads with goals and assists.

Anyways for now, we really are a great outfit and if we play to our level I see us beating Arsenal and without a drop in level I honestly see us beating every team between Sunday and the City game at Anfield on the 9th of March. And for me, what that allows us is to simply draw that game. Something tells me we will win the quadruple. I believe it more than I did at any point in this season. Why? Because it means more to us, now more than ever!

7.) 01 Feb 2024 18:08:32
Same team deserves to start for me. Any way should Trent replace Mac as DM. Mac has been our best midfielder since he returned from injury.

8.) 01 Feb 2024 18:30:20
I’d go the same team again and make changes against Burnley at home

Look how spoilt we have become ?.

9.) 01 Feb 2024 19:58:57
to me, the lads look like they're bussing and could play the remaining games back to back to back to back and not get tired lol

Trent and Robbo are the starters, but you have to acknowledge the form and momentum we've had with Bradley and Gomez. In a key position on the pitch, heading into a key away game, I feel like the best call is to go with the hot hand.

So Bradley and Gomez it is for me. It does sound like Klopp is setting up the narrative for rotation, but I hope not.

10.) 01 Feb 2024 20:21:35
We have to start Gomez until he scores ?.

11.) 01 Feb 2024 23:40:32
Whilst I agree with all the comments about Gomez and Bradley, I just can't see Klopp not starting at least one of Trent or Robbo. He has to rotate after a midweek fixture.

12.) 02 Feb 2024 01:44:36
Agree Burkey. TAA comes in for Bradley, i suspect, while Joe gets the nod over Robertson. Bradley was nothing short of sensational against Chelsea but he is still young and less experienced than Trent (not to mention he might need a week off) . After watching the last game it is easy to forget what a top, top player TAA is and, despite his obvious potential, Bradley is not at Trents level just yet. Either way, id be confident in whoever gets picked at fullback.

13.) 02 Feb 2024 07:02:26
I really hope we start with Bradley, because he's a better one on defender with Trent. He did brilliantly against Martinelli in the FA cup game when he came on. He also seems to be full of confidence and is playing really well. No point in dropping him against Arsenal. May be start with Trent against Burnley where he won't have to defend as much and get upto speed.



26 Jan 2024 18:33:07
Would love to see a testimonial for Klopp where the opposing manager is Sven Goran Eriksson at Anfield. The teams would be made of Liverpool players Klopp managed.




26 Jan 2024 10:44:19
Good luck today Eds. Going to be a busy one.


1.) 26 Jan 2024 11:00:41
Gird your loins.

2.) 26 Jan 2024 11:06:41
Eds on the way to the bunker ?.



07 Nov 2023 15:09:54
Anthony Taylor demoted following the Wolves Newcastle match and refereed Preston v Coventry. He awarded a penalty to Preston which showed minimal contact and was rewarded with getting Chelsea v City this weekend.

Imagine having an organisation to run referees where everyone is mates and there is no independent body involved.


1.) 07 Nov 2023 15:46:59
Taurus01, they won't stop. It's like they are trolling us all at this point.



06 Oct 2023 13:26:15
Hi Ed001,

Did not realise Iniesta was in the J-League for 5 years! Thought it was only a year or two.

Is it possible to do an article about the J-League? How the system differs to Europe and what is the pull of certain players going there to play? I know not many move there and I do not believe they are splashing out cash to get people to come.

Notable players include Iniesta, Forlan, Laudrup, Linekar, Podolski, Hulk. Am sure there must be more.

I guess the whole league fascinates me and maybe I should give watching a game a go.



{Ed001's Note - I have added it to the to do list.}

1.) 06 Oct 2023 16:31:47
My two cents on Japan itself - it is a wonderful place to live and, despite the tax rates for high earners, totally understandable why players would play there to close out their careers.
On the J. League, though I’m pleased to see it is perhaps getting more recognition, I’m even more glad that most top Japanese talents are playing in Europe - the improvement in the Blue Samurai is enormous because of it. The J. League is great to watch at the games because the tickets are fairly cheap and you can relax and enjoy a beer as you watch without any nonsense between fans. The quality, however, is still way off major European leagues and the fairly slow speed makes it not as enjoyable on TV imo.
Just on Japanese teams not splashing the cash - though that is true, Iniesta did not come cheaply that’s for sure!

2.) 06 Oct 2023 18:11:01
Edd001 who do you rate as the top 3 passers of the ball with the mention of inesta there. I'm sure you'll mention alonso, Beckham be considered?

{Ed001's Note - tough question, Alonso defo in there, not Beckham though, he was very good but nowhere near Xabi's level. It does also depend on what type of passing you are talking about. The longer raking pass, the Xabi Alonso, Stevie G type of pass is one thing, but what about the threaded pass in tight areas that Iniesta, David Silva, Messi etc specialise in? It is a totally different type of skill to be running at pace, often dribbling in tight areas, and still have the control to play the right pass to the right place with the right weight on it. I think you would have to split it into two skills, as Xabi would not be in the top 3 at that kind of pass, whereas he would be for the long range pinpoint ball.}

3.) 06 Oct 2023 18:45:34
Edd001 inesta for me for the short passes . What a player and i mean what a player. Alonso yes for long passer. Would Gerrard be in your top 3 long passers ever? Scholes be ahead of Gerrard for you or Gerrard ahead? De brynes accuracy os pretty lethal too.

{Ed001's Note - tough one on Scholes, he was such a different player from Gerrard, he never had the pace to hit a long pass while moving at real pace, which is a different skill from doing it while moving slowly. Like comparing Iniesta and Gerrard, they are so different that the comparison is virtually impossible.

Would Gerrard be in the top 3 of all-time? Of my lifetime, yes. And of the players I have watched, then yes. But there are players like Mihailovic etc that I didn't see enough of to really compare them.}

4.) 06 Oct 2023 19:48:56
Edd001 Gerrard or alonso as an overall better passer?

{Ed001's Note - Alonso.}

5.) 06 Oct 2023 20:24:34
KDB has to be mentioned in this conversation. Such an underrated player, and Modric.

6.) 06 Oct 2023 22:48:15
Jan Molly was an exceptional passer of a ball - particularly the long ball. To be fair his top speed wasn’t exactly Olympic qualification stuff but he made up for the lack in a lot of other ways.

7.) 06 Oct 2023 22:56:20
Pirlo must surely be thrown into this debate.

8.) 07 Oct 2023 06:09:01
Molby of course ?.

9.) 07 Oct 2023 06:28:34
I was just going to say Molby myself

Legend of pinpoint passing.

10.) 07 Oct 2023 06:45:46
U beat me to it wdw, molby best passer I seen at lfc. seen him hit a pass with outside of his left on the right side of pitch, think against t crystal palace, unbeelieveable ability to do it.

11.) 07 Oct 2023 08:53:32
Beckham lol.
Go back as far as Johnny Giles at Leeds Utd, on Alonso's level for me.
Think of some of the Dutch and West German maestros in the 70s, and the myriad of fantastic technical South Americans that came into Spanish football.
Gerrard would be nowhere near them as a passer imo.
Interesting to think that if he'd moved to, say, Real Madrid where he'd have played in their team.
Something like a Bellingham role now would have suited his attributes perfectly, or wider right perhaps too.

12.) 07 Oct 2023 10:27:11
Alonso was very special which makes a mockery of wanting to replace him with Barry.

13.) 07 Oct 2023 15:56:59
I think KDB has a stronger claim for this year's Balon D'or than Haaland. I don't understand how he is being completely overlooked.

14.) 07 Oct 2023 20:09:42
The great seafood, great kobe beef, great fruits e. g strawberry, is enough lure for many people there. So what if you have load of $ but lousy food?

15.) 08 Oct 2023 08:43:35
Beckham always gets spoken about like he was bang average. After Juninho prob best set piece taker of his generation, big game player, arguably the best crosser of his generation, scored goals, had a great passing range. Like sure probably not top 3 passer, but not far off, and a really good player. Just lacked a bit of pace and wasn’t the greatest dribbler. Still an excellent player though.




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23 Feb 2024 14:33:57
Nagelsmann did well at Bayern but he was slipping info to his journalist girlfriend who dumped him once he got sacked.

Oh and I believe Neuer was causing issues for him which blew up when he got rid of Neuers goalkeeping coach I think? (i might be misremembering stuff) . But Neuer is a tit anyway. Think I recall him making a strop in the German national team when Ter Stegen burst on the scene and Neuer did not want his position under threat.




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01 Feb 2024 15:21:47
Cheers Ed002.




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01 Feb 2024 12:30:09
Any loan outgoings expected today Ed002? Also thanks for sticking round on the site all these years. 10 years ago I thought you would have been sick of us Liverpool fans by now!


{Ed002's Note - Billy Koumetio and Bobby Clark perhaps.}



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22 Jan 2024 10:36:31
While he's doing the job we may as well keep him. Having additional money does not always mean it will be used well. For example let's look at Chelsea.

Our transfers in under Klopp have been good but even we have made some mistakes in the past (Keita)




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30 Aug 2023 22:44:01
Arthur Melo to Liverpool must have been done very fast.





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23 Feb 2024 09:41:21
Great review Ed001. Has been a positive response from Grav since that Arsenal game and I hope he keeps it up.

If Salah or Darwin are fit for the Chelsea game, who would you pick in midfield? Elliot or Grav? I'm assuming Mac and Endo will be starting.


{Ed001's Note - you have to leave Gravenberch in while he is playing well. You can't have him responding to what he is asked to do and step up like he has and then drop him. It sends the wrong message to him and the whole team.}



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22 Feb 2024 13:08:47
In 4th we have Liverpool U21s, 5th is Liverpool U18s. I think Everton come in just after the Liverpool U9s. They are a bit better than our U8s after all.




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17 Feb 2024 20:06:25
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14 Feb 2024 14:12:42
In your opinion Ed001, how much involvement should a manager have in the sporting directors role? Did Klopp have too much power and the director should be in more control or should the manager have more power since they train the players and pick the startling eleven?

In my opinion I think the manager should act as an interested stakeholder and voice their opinion but the sporting director being a specialist in their role may be more well versed in doing what's best for the club. In reality it is probably case by case depending on each club and manager involved.


{Ed001's Note - the sporting director should be over the head coach and be in charge of setting the direction the club goes. The head coach should have no involvement in appointing one.}



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12 Feb 2024 10:29:34
We’ve done so well with basically half our first team squad since late December! Imagine us soon now that everyone is coming back from injuries.

City are our biggest rivals this season. Arsenals first team is very good but for me a few injuries can unravel them fast. Not to mention they’ve got away games left at the big teams which doesn’t favour them.

Either way let’s just enjoy the ride lads and Klopps final season. I remember how bad it got before klopp came and I’m just so glad we’ve got to really enjoy the football since he arrived.




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