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Where from: Darn Sarth

Favourite player: Steven Gerrard

Best team moment: 1) Instanbul 2005
2) Cardiff 2006
3) Wembley 1986
4) Wembley 1989
5) All of the 2013-14 season!


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31 Jan 2022 23:16:20
Damn! Carvalho not happening right now : (.




21 May 2021 15:24:00
Seeing that the Echo are reporting we are still interested in Koulibaly.

Wanted to garner views on whether Koulibaly or Konate would be a preferred option for us?

What does one offer over the other? I've looked back at Koulibaly's injury history (as that seems to be the significant hesitation over Konate) and although he's been relatively injury free in the past, there have been a few injuries more recently - he's missed 23 games (according to Transfermarkt) in the last 2 seasons, albeit 4 of them were through CV.


1.) 22 May 2021 11:56:44
Koulibaly is not going to happen due to age and price, Konate could be a problem with us speaking to him first and RBL may make us pay for that, as I said previously Maxence Lacroix is an option LFC are considering along with Kabak - I think we will bring in 2 CB's for the price of Diego Carlos and let Matip and Philips go - leaving us with Gomez, VVD and 2 new others with Rhys Williams being number 5.

2.) 22 May 2021 12:08:09
Koulibaly would be 30 soon. Unless we can buy him for not a lot of money, we should pass.

3.) 22 May 2021 12:11:03
Konate 100%.

4.) 22 May 2021 12:18:34
He’s 29 and Napoli still want the thick end of £60m, so if mark that one as a non starter.

5.) 22 May 2021 13:53:38
Wouldn’t count on us signing Konate. RBL want the fee up front.

6.) 22 May 2021 16:17:07
Kingcarlos how can they make us pay he has a clause so all we have to do is meet that they won’t sell for anything less than that to anybody.

7.) 23 May 2021 01:38:03
Nat Phillips has been fantastic, keep him and let Matip and Rhys go.

8.) 23 May 2021 11:30:02
grino, the problem is exactly the fact they want the money up front, which we don’t have. RBL don’t want or need to accept instalments. I’m doubtful it will happen imho. Almost identical to Timo Werner and remind me where he ended up?



20 May 2021 13:50:45
I am really scratching my head over the Aaron Ramsey link.

The fact he has not played more than 30 league games since 2015-16 just doesn't strike me as even a decent gamble on experience (as Thiago has been) .

Am I missing something?


1.) 20 May 2021 14:46:30
He was awful at Arsenal and he’s been awful at Juventus.

Apparently it started in the s*n, so you know it’s not true.

He’s more likely to end up at Palace or West Ham thankfully.

2.) 20 May 2021 14:48:32
He’s also not that good even when fit.

3.) 20 May 2021 15:01:35
there is no link don't worry.

4.) 20 May 2021 15:37:48
I'd keep Keita rather than sign Ramsey.

5.) 20 May 2021 18:32:59
I actually think this unites all the posters on here that we unanimously don’t want to sign Ramsey!

6.) 20 May 2021 19:15:45
I hope we sign Aaron Ramsey.

7.) 20 May 2021 22:25:34
Haven’t seen much at Juventus but Ramsey being awful at Arsenal couldn’t be further from the truth he was fantastic. Gerrard even called him the best attacking midfielder in the league. Maybe not Ramsey himself but he’s 100% the profile of player we need just someone younger and fitter.

8.) 20 May 2021 23:43:39
He was mediocrity personified at Arsenal, and that’s being generous. We’d be flushing £10m and his exorbitant wages (apparently he’s on £400’000 a week?! ) down the bog if we wasted money on him. We have enough players over 30 and need to be bringing in younger more dynamic players.

9.) 21 May 2021 05:32:27
My impression of Ramsey when he was fit enough to play was of a player who had skill but was content to coast through matches (perhaps to avoid injury? ) . One memorable occasion I saw him so busy telling off someone on the bench that he ignored the ball going past him and only turned around to see the ball in the back of his net. Ozil copping heaps from commentators for his "lack of effort" whilst Ramsey barely broke a sweat summed up for me a lot of what as wrong at Arsenal.

10.) 21 May 2021 06:49:47
I think a recommendation from Steven Gerrard isn’t as good as you’d like to think, after all, he compared Joe Cole to Leo Messi.

11.) 21 May 2021 08:41:09
He was actually very good for a few seasons at Arsenal but too injured and not coming to us.

12.) 21 May 2021 10:49:27
If we wanted a lightweight, ineffective Welsh player who only turned up occasionally, we’ve already got Harry Wilson on the books, no need to get Ramsey in to do that job.

13.) 21 May 2021 10:54:04
Aaron Ramsey was a decent player at Arsenal, scoring 20+ goals in one season if I remember correctly. He is injury prone no doubt, but remember before you say he's rubbish that he had a horrific leg break that left his career on the brink at a young age. Takes a lot to get over an injury like that.

14.) 21 May 2021 13:49:35
Dar, the most he’s ever got in a premier league season is 10 goals back in 13/ 14, he’s never come close to replicating that since and he’s certainly never scored 20 in a season.

That horrific injury or not, he’s simply not good enough to help us progress from this awful season, he doesn’t improve our starting 11 and doesn’t improve our options outside of our starting 11, I can’t see what he brings that we don’t already have, as we certainly appear to have more than our fair share of non scoring ineffective midfielders.

It is also a fair point to make that player over 30 is only worth signing if they’re an absolute top class player and it would be silly not to do so (Thiago for example), or you’re looking for a back up keeper, but Ramsey is nowhere near those categories, he’s just a very ordinary player at best, not particularly creative, poor defensively, contrary to popular belief doesn’t have a tremendous eye for goal, is quite slow and ponderous in possession, so he doesn’t have speed of thought and feet to compensate for his lack of actual pace.

I absolutely guarantee that no other top four side would entertain signing him for whatever silly fee Juve want and there’s a reason for that, he’s simply not very good.

He’s better off joining West Ham, Everton, Spurs, Newcastle or whoever, just not us. In all honesty, I’d rather we signed Gordon Ramsey than Aaron Ramsey.

15.) 21 May 2021 18:42:01
VVVV, I never said I want us to sign him. His career has been on the decline for a few years, mainly due to injury, and I agree we should stay clear due to that. Again I agree that a mid table club is the best he can hope for now if anyone will risk the large wages he'll ask for. All I'll say is, he promised a lot when younger and was a decent player for arsenal and wales injuries aside.

16.) 22 May 2021 02:56:13
Being way too critical of Ramsey’s time at Arsenal. Sure up until 2013 he was hit and miss but he was young. 13/ 14 he got 16 goals 10 assists from midfield despite missing 3 months, scoring a winner in an FA Cup final. He then got 10 goals 8 assists with one of each in the community shield and won another FA Cup. Next season was quiet still got 5G 4A as they came 2nd won another community shield and got into the EURO 2016 team of the tournament. Next season scored a winner in an FA cup final again. Next season he scored 11 and set up 12. He’d only been gone a few week and scored twice vs Hungary to send Wales to the euros again. He’s their most iconic player of their Emirates era. Cesc/ RVP/ Alexis better players but Ramsey done more for the club and didn’t tarnish his legacy. Even at Juventus his first season they finished above Inter by a point, Ramsey scored and set the other up in a 2-0 win vs them late in the season.

17.) 22 May 2021 11:08:06
Yeah a lot of unmerited hate on for Ramsey here. True he was hit and miss for a long while but when he hit top form he was a very creative and hard working midfield with more than solid output numbers consistently. At that time he was up there with the best midfielders in the league. Unfortunately he has dropped off again and injury’s taken their toll but to say he was never a good player looking at his output in one of the toughest leagues in the world whilst still being injured regularly is simply incorrect.

18.) 22 May 2021 11:12:16
To clarify, Ramsey has only ever scored 10 goals in the league once - 2013-14, when he ended up with 16 goals overall in all competitions.

He's scored 10+ goals in all competitions twice more - 2014-15 (10) and 2017-18 (11) but never more than 7 in the league (other than 2013-14 obvs)

19.) 22 May 2021 16:59:49
It isn’t hate. He’s just not a very good player and I genuinely cannot see what he does as a player or what he could bring to our club? He’s not creative, he’s poor defensively, he’s got no tactical acumen, he’s not a goal threat either inside or out side the box, his range of passing is poor, he lacks vision and awareness, he has no pace and is far from what you’d call dynamic and he’s also quite injury prone which are not selling points for a 30 something player, I’ve not heard one even remotely persuasive argument that could show he’d improve our starting 11 or strengthen the depth of our squad as he’s worse than our existing options (even Naby Keita is a better option than Ramsey and that is saying something) . Juve have found out to huge financial cost that he’s not w top class player or even a good one, and they are now desperately looking for a mug punter to take him off their hands and that mug punter should not be us. They’re essentially paying world class wages to a mid table player. As Juve have also found out, free transfers either turn out to be James Milner/ Gary McAllisyer or they turn out to be Andre Voronin/ Philip Degen and Ramsey definitely falls into the second category for them.

20.) 24 May 2021 07:44:09
I didn’t say we should bring him in. I simply disagreed with comments here that he has never been a good player when he has been. Maybe not now, I couldn’t say I havnt watched him. All im saying here is I think there are people with red tinted glasses on here to say he was never a good player. Everyone loves Gini/ Hendo etc for example but name me one of our midfielders that reached Ramsey’s output numbers in his better seasons? Ramsey also did work very hard and was a complete midfielder when he was on top form. Again I am not commenting on what he is now as I don’t know, but I repeat the comments here that was never a good player as simply incorrect.

21.) 24 May 2021 15:34:54
A complete midfielder? That’s just nonsense. He’s poor defensively, tactically naive, no pace, switches off at critical moments (that story about him arguing with the bench instead of actually concentrating while Arsenal conceded a goal sums him up nicely), whatever Henderson and Wijnaldum’s shortcomings are, you can’t level those at them. if he was as complete a midfield as is being claimed, why would Juventus be so desperate to get rid and why weren’t Arsenal too fussed about renewing his contract. Like I say, if we’re after a work shy lightweight welsh midfielder we might as well just keep Harry Wilson, as it costs less and he can at least shoot.

22.) 24 May 2021 18:55:19
Agree to disagree then. It’s subjective and pointless anyway he won’t be coming to us.



29 Mar 2021 10:15:45
Question for Ed002. Are the club still trying to sign Ugurcan Cakir? I know you mentioned we were interested 12-18 months ago but we ended up signing Adrian on a free.

Seems a bit of an odd story now as we have a good young keeper in Kelleher to serve as understudy for Alisson, but I hope you can clear up whether the interest we hold is current or recycled news.



{Ed002's Note - Ugurcan Cakir (G) Leicester have shown an interest as a Kasper Schmeichel replacement. At the start of January West Brom asked after Cakir making a permanent move but was not given the assurance of a starting place and they took Lonergan on loan instead. Brighton have recently enquired after Cakir but it is unclear if he would be first choice. Mr Mourinho is a fan and Spurs are keen on the player as Hugo Lloris is getting no younger but they have a preferred option. Prior interest of Sheffield United, Bordeaux, Schalke, Monaco, Genoa, Reims (who opted for the well thought of Predrag Rajkovic instead) has gone or can be discounted. His agent has linked the player with several other sides who are not looking for a first choice option. I am not aware of any approach by Liverpool but he would be a very good replacement for Adrian - but would he want to be second choice?}

1.) 29 Mar 2021 17:00:50
Thanks for that Ed002, appreciate it.

I agree, it would seem odd both for him to come to us to be second choice (I don't believe the club nor the fans want Alisson replaced), and for us as well - why would we spend money (however much it may be) to replace Kelleher?

Do the club still hold Kelleher in high regard? Or are either they or the player looking to part company (whether permanently or on loan)?

{Ed002's Note - Caoimhin Kelleher is one of only two club developed players in the senior squad, which is why Liverpool has a smaller Champions League squad than other sides. My expectation is that Kelleher will step up to replace Adrian and a decision needs to be made over Grabara.}

2.) 29 Mar 2021 17:23:43
Cakir is an amazing keeper.

3.) 29 Mar 2021 18:22:14
Thanks Ed002, I hope for the same.

KB, he may be a good keeper, but from all accounts, he is not better than Alisson, nor that much younger, so it would be an odd move by the club, imo.

{Ed002's Note - The club are not looking to replacing Alisson but he would make a great replacement for Adrian - but he would be second choice.}

4.) 29 Mar 2021 23:58:21
I think Kelleher is perfectly decent as back up, proved every time he played that he was up to the job. Not sure that spending that sort of money on Cakir is sensible for us nor good for his career.

5.) 30 Mar 2021 08:52:04
ed002 I don't see why we should buy a new goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has done very well this season HG and would cost us nothing and am sure if we did sign Ugurcan Cakir he would be on a lot higher wages. Is there any chance that Kamil Grabara could come back as well and fight it out with Kelleher for back up role and would he be classed as club developed or just HG.

{Ed002's Note - He is certainly Home Grown but there was a discussion about him just missing out on being club developed. The expectation certainly was that he would return and I agree that Kelleher should be given that opportunity.}

6.) 30 Mar 2021 11:31:43
Ed002, I’ve been really impressed by Kelleher this season, stepped up in tough circumstances and showed he’s really come on leaps and bounds.

{Ed002's Note - I agree he has done very well.}

7.) 31 Mar 2021 13:08:37
i guess the question is will he be happy being second fiddle? i guess he will get the cup games and is cover for Aly but at that age he might want to be playing 40 games a season.

8.) 31 Mar 2021 17:15:07
Kelleher is fine as No 2 for me and we have a bunch of very young promising keepers. As an (much suffering) Ireland fan I was gutted that Caoimhín missed out on this batch of internationals. With finances the way they are I could only see us going for a cheap Adrian replacement.



10 Mar 2021 09:27:27
Read on the BBC Sport website of a claim in the Mail that Pulisic's agent is looking around given his limited playing time.

He's still only 22, Klopp knows of him from his time at Dortmund (albeit when he was very young) and we have decent (recent! ) success with ex Chelsea wingers!

What are people's thoughts on going back for him, should he be available for a reasonable fee? Could he, alongside Jota, with Elliot to come, form part of our front 3 solution for Klopp's Liverpool 2.0?


{Ed002's Note - Pulisic does not use an agent.}

1.) 10 Mar 2021 10:51:21
It's coming up to that time of the season when Liverpool are buying all the decent players in football. I think I'll wait until the end of the next transfer window to find out who we sold and bought. That way I will not be a victim of the false hopes and stories that come every season!

2.) 10 Mar 2021 10:46:48
Sorry Ed002, I misquoted. Its actually an article purely based on assumptions (shock, horror! ) that Pulisic is probably not going to be happy being left out which should alert his previous alleged suitors of Liverpool, Man Utd and Bayern.

Got me thinking about him, though, and how disappointed I (and many others on here) were when he went to Chelsea. Hence the question as to whether folks still rate him as a potential long term solution for us.

{Ed002's Note - Pulisic will get his chances if he trains well and is patient. Chelsea tend to rotate players more than other sides so opportunity will come. Whilst they are looking to move players on I am not aware of Pulisic being one of them.}

3.) 11 Mar 2021 09:59:36
I'd still have Timo at LFC, despite his poor form this season. He's got all the qualities and needs a coach like Klopp.

{Ed077's Note - unfortunately for you thats not happening.}

4.) 11 Mar 2021 10:09:59
Not even swapsies for Origi?

{Ed077's Note - well only one of Timo and Divvy has scored in a UCL final;)}

5.) 11 Mar 2021 10:46:41
You're right Ed077! Chelsea really should reconsider their take on raw talent!




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20 Apr 2022 16:11:14
The best thing about yesterday's result? We have secured qualification for the CL next season :-)

Keep your eyes on the prize (s)


1.) 20 Apr 2022 18:53:57
As silly as it sounds I’ve been waiting for that to be reported XD. As opposed to just working it out for myself of course.



03 Feb 2022 17:45:28
Here's a for instance for you to debate!

If you had a choice between Mo signing a new 5 year contract and selling Mo to fund the transfer costs of Haaland, which would you choose?

Assume their salary costs are the same, and I'm sure we could raise enough from the Mo transfer to pay for Haaland's buy out clause plus a bit more.

It's a real toughy for me, but I think I would be in favour of keeping Mo.

Albeit, as Mo's pace lessens, the chances are he could end up through the middle just like Erling.

If we did 'swap' then I would see Haaland through the middle, Diaz on the left and Sadio on the right. Jota and Firmino would provide competition/ rotation ably assisted by youngsters like Jones, Elliot and Carvalho.


1.) 03 Feb 2022 18:54:45
Tough one zeddicus I think I would go for Haaland only because he nearly 10 years younger. Mo is at the top of his game while Haaland is only beginning his but his potential is enormous.

2.) 03 Feb 2022 19:13:10
As much as i love Salah it would have to be Haaland for me. Halaand is just frighteningly good for his age.

{Ed001's Note - also suffering a lot of injuries. Not a chance would I go near any player whose agent is Raiola either.}

3.) 03 Feb 2022 19:15:04
keep raiola away please, keep salah he has another 5 years anyway i sincerely believe.

4.) 03 Feb 2022 19:26:51
Good but really tough question Zed but if mo were to stay fit for the next four years I would keep Mo.

5.) 03 Feb 2022 19:36:53
It's got to be Mo right?

4 years probably at the top, already proven, fits in the team etc.

In 3-5 years time we'll buy another fit in the circa £50m area I imagine and develop that player.

We're starting to build a really solid team and with good young options too. I think Mo has earned some loyalty so I'll keep him over any other player in the world right now.

6.) 03 Feb 2022 19:48:49
Here here Maxi :)

7.) 03 Feb 2022 20:05:32
Haaland won’t happen just like mbappe. Doesn’t hurt to dream though.

8.) 03 Feb 2022 22:21:31
Keep Mo. Stay with the known and consistently proven quality. And stay away from the agent with the itchy fingers.

9.) 04 Feb 2022 00:38:20
Injuries, Raiola, inflated ego, stupid wage demands, not really good link up play, scores loads of goals on the counter in a yoghurt league where games are played like basketball matches, misses quite a lot of chances, and simply isn’t as good as Salah who i believe will stay at this level for another 4-5 years or so.

I used to worship at the altar of Haaland but think now i’ve seen the light. I think once he moves to a better team he’ll be in for a bit of a culture shock.

10.) 04 Feb 2022 06:33:01
To be fair, the guy's also scored 23 goals in 19 Champions League games so it's not just the Bundesliga he's tearing up. His injury issues and ego would be my biggest concerns.

11.) 04 Feb 2022 08:55:35
Great question Zed.

For me it’s better the devil you know and I would keep our world class superstar Mo Salah 100%.

Problem is the pessimist in me thinks we might end up with worst case scenario in the summer of neither of them being at Liverpool for the 22/ 23 season.

12.) 04 Feb 2022 09:00:37
Salah all day long. I honestly believe Salah will be competing at the highest level just like Ronaldo he looks after himself very well.



30 Nov 2021 13:20:42
Any chance of having a poll on the banter page for this Eds?

In what decade will Messi STOP winning the Balon D'or?

Messi will ALWAYS win the Balon D'or even after his death.




16 Nov 2021 12:50:00
Ed001, you're ploughing a lonely furrow on the Man City site, man!

I went on there to see if there were any posts about recent news reports involving a player of theirs and the only posts on the banter page were from Ed001!

Maybe you can invite Harry to keep you company, Tris? We know he likes it on there!


{Ed001's Note - it doesn't get a lot of traffic to say the least, feel free to post something, anything on there!!}

1.) 16 Nov 2021 14:59:07
It’s the best place to go to find old articles, profiles and reviews by ed001 though. It’s like a library, just like the Etihad.

2.) 16 Nov 2021 16:38:49
Oh mikey, that's just mean.

3.) 16 Nov 2021 19:15:09
Is gjni getting much game time @ PSG if not would he come back to the reds.

4.) 16 Nov 2021 20:19:55
We should take him on loan in January have P$G pay the difference between what he was in last season and what he’s on this season so we’re only paying what we were last season in terms of his wage and we will get him fit for the national team. Personally I think him and VVD have a very good partnership and that it’s something we’ve lost I think vvd and him make us very good at the second ball game which we have to play against the lump it teams. Gini recovers vvds knock downs better than the others imo.

5.) 16 Nov 2021 21:21:32
Jezza, why on earth would PSG agree to that?

Even they would cut him loose in January, (which is not guaranteed as he has started half their games, so they are using him, just as first choice like he thought) someone will take him on a permanent deal.

6.) 16 Nov 2021 21:56:24
That should read "just not as first choice" obviously.



24 Oct 2021 19:47:02
Manchester United have apparently set up a call centre for fans who are troubled by their current form.

The number is 0800 50 50 50.

Calls charged at peak times 5 0 p a sec.

Once again the number is
five- nothing
five- nothing five-nothing.


1.) 24 Oct 2021 19:59:39
Ed025. It could all be worse, see? At least you scored and don’t have Ole at the wheel!




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23 May 2022 13:26:58
Fair point Ed0666, but the big boned lady is only just warming up until we get a formal announcement! Need a I mention Diaz ;-)


{Ed0666's Note - I agree maybe Jurgen can dust off some old VHS recordings of Brookside and see if a Jimmy Corkhill montage can persuade him to put pen to paper?



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23 May 2022 13:16:47
May not be relevant here, but multiple media (via Google! ) suggesting that Tchouameni has agreed terms with both Madrid AND us.


{Ed0666's Note - I would have thought that his desire to join Madrid and Madrid losing out on Mbappe would put Madrid in pole position to sign him but hopefully I’m wrong.



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28 Apr 2022 11:57:07
This could be the fastest negotiation in history:

FSG: What do you want Jurgen?

Klopp: Lifetime contract, £500k a week and free teeth whitening.

FSG: Here you go, we have one ready prepared.

Klopp: [whilst signing] So, shall we take Mo to Pret to get his sorted next?




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26 Apr 2022 10:45:04
I had to check too, WR. Not sure on when it was paid, but was reported as £12m, maybe a loan with obligation to buy if promoted?

Westwood, I've watched him a few times (on TV) when at Leeds and highlights at Fulham - definitely the right choice for both parties to part company. Carvalho, apart from being a different player, is also 5 years younger. Wilson is now 24!




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21 Feb 2022 13:49:06
Has VVD really had that much time injured? He had one big injury last year (thanks to "Englands No 1"! ) but I don't remember him missing much since he came back (other than Klopp resting him) .

Also, IIRC, Square Tomato indicated that Gomez's absence wasn't due to physical injury, albeit it did mean that he has missed a lot of time.





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23 May 2022 15:34:51
Just to add to this, I believe if we could've gotten our nose in front against Wolves earlier, especially if it was before half time in the games, it would've put more pressure on City and therefore had an effect on the outcome.

An absorbing last day though! No point in navel gazing, we still have a job to do next weekend!




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16 May 2022 14:09:09
If Villa get a result against City I would be willing to chip in towards a 'special massage' for the whole Villa squad and management from Shrek's choice of masseuse ;-)




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16 May 2022 14:06:12
I'm shocked Barry! You wouldn't have had that lovely bundle of joy sitting next to you in that photo if Marty had done that!




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16 May 2022 14:05:05
Funnily enough, I was just thinking the same sgynwa.

However, even better would have been if we'd been able to squeeze a winner in against Spurs!




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16 May 2022 12:54:17
Marty, could you arrange to go back to a) the Spurs match and trip Lloris whilst he's about to make a save and b) just before the City/ Everton match and nobble the ref so they have to replace him with someone competent? Thanks Z.