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17 May 2024 09:10:52
Confirmed that Matip is leaving the club. Sad to see him leave but it is the right time.

Joel will always be a Liverpool legend, part of the journey where we won every trophy. YNWA Joel.


1.) 17 May 2024 10:27:55
He was a good player for the team, legend is a a bit strong imo.

2.) 17 May 2024 10:41:57
At his very best he was decent. Thank you and goodbye
Up the pool.

3.) 17 May 2024 12:19:34
For his output, he earned way too much money from the club seemed to have the life of Riley and only play if he could be bothered. Decent player when he felt like it.

4.) 17 May 2024 13:12:15
He was a good player on his day but will always be remembered for his injuries. His wages are huge so good to get him off the books I guess.

5.) 17 May 2024 13:29:39
Good player for me, only issues were the injurys! Best of luck Joel.

6.) 17 May 2024 14:50:39
MK mentioned the term "cult hero" on the other page and I agree that it suits Matip better than "legend". A good player on his day and definitely gave his all for us throughout his time here even though it was blighted by injuries. Definitely one of the best free transfers we have ever made, almost up there with Milner.

7.) 17 May 2024 15:08:09
Was a good but not great player. Injured too often unfortunately. A good servant.

8.) 17 May 2024 16:01:07
Cult hero fits better than legend. It's more what I meant. There are only about 5 actual legends for me at Liverpool in the history of the team.

9.) 17 May 2024 16:25:05
For me he was best cb at the club rated him higher than virg . Reminded me of Hansen sometimes the way he would carry the ball out from the back. Also I Think the wheels wouldn’t have fell off if he had not got injured this season. He had an assist in the champions league final and did he also get the equaliser v city in charity shied? He is up there for me and moaning about wages, what’s that about? He earned the lucrative contract winning trophies. Love the guy gave me some great moments, brilliant player for us when he was available good luck Joel lad YNWA.

10.) 17 May 2024 16:47:40
Good when fit but made of glass.

11.) 17 May 2024 17:19:16
Good player, did his bit, pity he was made of crisps. Good free transfer whichever way you put it.

12.) 17 May 2024 18:39:01
Best wishes to him. Wasn't he a regular for our prem win season? ⚽️✌.

13.) 18 May 2024 09:39:35
VVD refers to him as a legend…good enough for me.

14.) 18 May 2024 10:50:18
Matip was superb. When fit he was an outstanding player. People who say things like “when he felt like it” are absolute whoppers.

Genuinely excellent. For large periods of his time he was as good as if not better than the best centre half in the world. You lot need a word with yourselves.

15.) 18 May 2024 12:31:53
His wages were only huge because we got him on a free transfer. Put the whole pacakage together and factor in all his injuries but also all the trophies, it was still a very worthwhile signing.

16.) 19 May 2024 01:30:22
"Better than the best centre half in the world"? That makes no sense lol

I'm only mucking about and I know what you mean. This possession style works better with a mario type in the team that can play out from the back. A bit lacking for pave when defending but mostly a very solid player. Shame he had a permanent twisted sock though!



27 Feb 2024 17:38:49
Rumours going round from De Telegraaf that Ajax are talking to Ljinders over the managerial position for next season.


1.) 27 Feb 2024 18:35:17
Good luck to him.
I know he’s not everyone’s cup of tea but he’s been an able right hand man to Klopp and they seem to work together well.

2.) 27 Feb 2024 18:37:42
Good, hope he does well. Obviously a man Jurgen respects.

3.) 27 Feb 2024 21:39:57
Am sure he can do a good job there even seven hag did ok there.

4.) 28 Feb 2024 10:17:50
Good luck to him. I hope he does well and the Dutch league is ready for the inverted full-back!

5.) 28 Feb 2024 18:45:17
Brummyred is absolutely right - we’re too exposed with Trent at right back and Robbo at left back. With the pair of them in team we’ll never win anything, except of course:
- the Premier League
- the Champions League
- the European Super Cup
- the World Club Championship
- the FA Cup
- the Carabao Cup
- the Charity Shield.



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.




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11 Jul 2024 15:49:04
Hi Ed001,

Any chance of an article about the state of fifa in a post Sepp Blatter world? Appreciate this might be hard to do as its very easy to slag off fifa for days.



{Ed001's Note - the only real issue is whether or not it is truly post-Blatter? Infantino was Blatter's protege and I have yet to see any noticeable sign of change under him. Just seems like more of the same.}

1.) 11 Jul 2024 17:14:49
Fair point Ed001. The whole debacle of the Saudi world cup feels like Infantino is no different from Blatter. Actually ridiculous how purposeful a lot of decisions were.

{Ed001's Note - he is just the new Blatter.}

2.) 11 Jul 2024 18:03:33
Still cracks me up that he was played by Tim Roth.

3.) 11 Jul 2024 18:30:24
It didn't start with Blatter either. Go back a further 25 years, to the previous Fifa President, Joao Havelange, and you'll find loads of scandals and instances of corruption. Blatter and Infantino have just kept it going with their time honoured practices.

4.) 11 Jul 2024 21:47:34
Wonder what happened to Sepp Blatter’s sister, Fanny.

5.) 11 Jul 2024 23:00:55
if you read the report about the security issues at the Champions League final in Paris, you will know that nothing has changed under Infantino. If anything he is even more brazen.

{Ed001's Note - Infantino has nothing to do with that, he is FIFA not UEFA.}

6.) 11 Jul 2024 23:30:01
That was the name given to a well hung mate of mine at Uni, Vik.

7.) 12 Jul 2024 14:56:01
Zed, so nice of you to note your well hung mates. ?.

8.) 12 Jul 2024 15:26:06
They're people too, ArAy.

9.) 12 Jul 2024 14:16:52
Aah my bad ed1.



20 Jun 2024 10:16:55
Hi Ed001,

After Shaqiris belter yesterday it got me thinking to his time with us. What did you make of his spell? I remember he started so brightly and was playing really well but it kind of faded and it didn't work out.

Always felt like he had lots of talent but maybe either didn't want it hard enough or got a bit lazy in games.


{Ed001's Note - he was always a squad filler, could come in and change a game from the bench but never seemed to perform if starting. He just doesn't have the desire needed to make the most of his talent at club level.}

1.) 20 Jun 2024 11:07:47
A good player but one of those who really does turn it on for country, reminds me of Davor Suker.

2.) 20 Jun 2024 12:44:22
As far as I know, he got a hair transplantation in his final season (or was it the one before? ) with us, which meant he was out "injured" for at least a two month period if memory serves me well. I can't imagine this helped him getting into the team. Good player, but never able to take that step up in a big team (bayern, liverpool, inter)

3.) 20 Jun 2024 13:20:42
Suker scored a goal pretty much every other game at his peak with Seville and Real Madrid. I think you're doing him a disservice here - great player in his prime years.

4.) 20 Jun 2024 13:20:54
Talented footballer with considerable skill and the physique for it, but it always seemed like he had other priorities in life. This I know from his play for Switzerland before he joined LFC. Not always going in sync with whichever team he was playing for.

5.) 20 Jun 2024 19:24:17
He should have played a little bit more. That spell where we played Shaqiri Firmino Mane behind Salah we were fantastic.

6.) 20 Jun 2024 19:41:36
I sincerely hope the ‘hair transplant’ comment is true - it made me laugh.

7.) 20 Jun 2024 19:43:43
I always liked Shaqiri. He's got that X-Factor to light up a game that not many players possess, sort of like Origi or Litmanen, not the best all round players, but you could rely on him to come on and make something happen. We have some great players in the squad but not enough of that sort in my opinion, probably why everyone loves Nunez's 'chaos' factor. It's a bit different from the normal bore off play it safe rubbish that seems to be permeating every facet of the game at the moment. Take a risk, do something mad, when it doesn't work 9/ 10 everyone says your rubbish but when it works oh man it's great. It's that unpredictability that makes me love footy and I don't think there's enough of it around anymore.
Wow that got semi emotional, all from reminiscing about the little Swiss fella with superhero legs lol.

8.) 20 Jun 2024 20:27:35
WDW, it's very much true. In fact, I am pretty sure that during a presser, Klopp mentioned something about Shaqiri not being available because he's not allowed to head the ball. And he did not consult the club before getting it done.

9.) 20 Jun 2024 21:54:52
Shaqiri- The calves don't lie :)
He was Klopp's version of Luis Garcia. Capable of magic but didn't see it often enough.



23 May 2024 16:48:43
Hi Ed001,

Any chance of a special post season review podcast like the ones you have done in the past?



{Ed001's Note - I will try but it is not so easy right now.}

1.) 23 May 2024 18:40:19
Miss the podcasts, man. So much information and knowledge.

{Ed077's Note - The knowledge bit only holds true if I join in ???

2.) 23 May 2024 23:23:54
Cheers Ed, appreciate it. Hope the country situation has got better.

{Ed001's Note - trying to sort that now mate.}

3.) 24 May 2024 01:50:21
Are you still in the Middle East, Ed01 mate?

{Ed001's Note - I am moving back there now, or rather I am trying to but it is difficult to find a place within my budget at the moment.}

4.) 24 May 2024 15:05:53
Yeah, Ed01. Won't be relying on 3einstein" a. k. a Ed25 for any of that, will we?

{Ed025's Note - you wish Oli.. :)



19 May 2024 18:44:54
Wathcing the LFC TV coverage and wondering if that other commentator is our own Ed025? Sounds like him haha.


{Ed025's Note - i never got invited unfortunately Taurus mate.. :)



13 May 2024 13:50:42
Genuine question about the standard of footy these days. Does everything just seem tactically over complicated for the sake of it and just rather boring to watch these days? Too much possession based passing for the sake of passing in my opinion.

I don't seem to be finding matches as entertaining as I used to (albeit there are exceptions of course) .


1.) 13 May 2024 14:11:50
The game has changed a lot. Teams are not willing to commit to swashbuckling football anymore due to being scared to death of being counterattacked or overloaded.

Part of that is down to the new wave of coaches trying to copy Pep and/ or De Zerbi.

We're the press-baiting era now.

2.) 13 May 2024 14:48:30
Anyone remember the Arsenal fans and their ‘ one nil to the Arsenal ‘ chant? I think football is better now than it was 20 years ago,

3.) 13 May 2024 15:50:10
Modern football is dreadfully dull. I don't think there are as many talented individuals are there were 20+ years ago, everything now is system based.

{Ed014's Note - maybe you need to change teams mate ?

4.) 13 May 2024 17:12:40
I think if you ask non-Liverpool fans about our teams from the 70’s and 80’s if football was more exciting back then they’ll have a different answer to what a Liverpool fan would say! We were pretty much as boring as you could get. Go 1 up and then keep the ball, even if it meant abusing the lack of back pass rules.

I do wish we had more players who would run at people in the game nowadays though. That side of the game is mesmerising. Diaz for example, not our best player, but so fun to watch.

5.) 13 May 2024 18:01:34
Top level football is nothing more than a game of chess. I love it but give me the rough and ready early days of the prem any day.

6.) 13 May 2024 19:00:38
I agree the game is better than 40 years ago. I think I just feel everyone in the last few seasons wants to play Pepball which i find so dull.

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

7.) 13 May 2024 19:00:40
Given the number of times we now see the top 3 teams with over 80 points I think you can make a case that the lesser teams are now much worse than they used to be. I remember the days when 40 points was the magic number needed to stay up but I bet it's more like 35 now, if not less. This type of thing helps make the league less competitive.

{Ed025's Note - Forest will be safe with 29 Johnny..

8.) 13 May 2024 19:11:58
I do think football has got a lot more robotic in recent years. with man city being the best team about people try to copy the best about and that's there type of football.
The days of a le tisser or a di canio being 1 of leading lights in premiership seem gone. Neither played for my club and I don't particularly like either player away from the pitch but I genuinely really loved watching them play football.

9.) 13 May 2024 18:50:53
It is over-complicated a bit, IMO. Players also seem to be overcoached hence, it seems they are unable to solve issues on their own esp. the simplest of issues. Loot at setpiece defending.

For ex. if a team is getting joy with corners against another team, the other team seems to not be able to change their marking schemes in-game to lessen the mismatches since well, the coach hasn't told them to do so. Then, they are shocked that they conceded once or twice in the same manner.

10.) 13 May 2024 22:09:34
Football has become data driven that’s the issue.

11.) 13 May 2024 22:26:57
A 3-3 tonight and I guarantee our fans won't be happy.
Do we want other teams to entertain us and play wide open football and for us to just keep winning?
One of the reasons City and Arsenal are above us is because they have more control over games.

12.) 13 May 2024 23:10:55
I think Rigsby the problem we have compared to arsenal or city isn't so much control its they are far more determined and aggressive defensively, there defenders want to defend and our prepared to put bodies on line. I seen stat recently, not sure how true it is but it wouldn't surprise me, that lfc are the most dribbled past team in Europe's top 5 leagues. The amount of times players swan by our midfielders and defenders is unbelievable.

13.) 13 May 2024 23:58:29
It is control, Digger.
They both play at least three players in a back four that can play centre half. They both have midfielders that will protect the back four and are strong enough to hold the ball and move it forward.
They control games by keeping the ball and winning it back when they don't have it.
You are far more likely to score goals and not concede them when you have the ball. They aggressively defend to win the ball back or to at least prevent the opposition from getting a chance to score.
They also exert more control by being better organised than most other teams. It might be boring to some but it works and they both score goals.




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25 Jun 2024 23:38:08
@MANGO, I take it the Elden Ring DLC isn't going well?




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08 Jun 2024 19:16:30
That video of Ramsdale getting distracted by a pigeon on the pitch and then conceding a goal is so good.




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17 May 2024 16:01:07
Cult hero fits better than legend. It's more what I meant. There are only about 5 actual legends for me at Liverpool in the history of the team.




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24 Apr 2024 13:26:45
DanDan is a new account all. Troll season is incoming.




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23 Apr 2024 17:42:46
I expect a period of transition no matter who the manager is but so long as we play exciting football to watch, I’ll be happy in the short-term.





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11 Jul 2024 17:14:49
Fair point Ed001. The whole debacle of the Saudi world cup feels like Infantino is no different from Blatter. Actually ridiculous how purposeful a lot of decisions were.


{Ed001's Note - he is just the new Blatter.}



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22 Jun 2024 11:43:22
Yeah after living in Madrid for one year, I realised how much worse the media is there than here. Just go ask Vini Jr.




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21 Jun 2024 09:44:28
The football game with 11 men on a pitch always has to be Trents fault doesn't it? Manager needs to take responsibility as these are the same tactics we have seen for years.

Every player was terrible but I don't understand how others get a pass. Foden, like Trent, is playing in a position he does not play, yet seems to be immune from criticism even though he has been awful.

Rice was uninspiring, defence was terrible and don't even get me started on Kieran Trippier who shouldn't be in the squad, let alone starting at left back!




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03 Jun 2024 14:03:30
Or the Stuttgart captain MK.




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27 May 2024 20:08:05
Great post MK. Keep them coming.




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