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21 May 2022 22:51:34
Any truth in Inter wanting Minamino or is there any other teams looking To sign him this summer.
Cheers.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}


1.) 21 May 2022 23:01:17
Could not really find anything Ed about Inter I am assuming that means no.

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

Taki Minamino (RW/AM) Leeds remain very concerned about losing Raphinha and have asked about the about the availability of Minamino, but unless Liverpool can find a youngster at the the club to replace him as cover it makes little sense to sell him unless he wants to leave due to lack of game time. Liverpool will perhaps be open to a summer sale, but with Origi leaving I would expect the coach not want to disturb the fringe forwards too much. Interest of Southampton moved on. I am not aware of any approach from Monaco but I am aware that they fear Aleksandr Golovin could be tempted away - he may well provide an option given their prior interest. A third party working on behalf of his agent did speak with Lazio, so perhaps he has spoken with Inter as well.}


 

 

11 Feb 2022 07:38:08
Ed0002 how will we be financial come the summer think it's going to be a big summer for us this year we have looked a midfielder down this season and with Milner out of contract that makes 2 I think Ox has proven his still a good squad player to have but surly Naby has played his last season so that's 3 midfielders. Bobby has looked way past his best now for a couple of seasons with Origi all so out of contract there seems a lot of work to do I have seen a lot of people saying they think Mane should go this summer, but for me with the amount of work needed on are squad I think we need to keep Mane and Salah.
I do think Tyler Morton looks like he could step up am not sure if there is anymore Kiddies ready as I don't watch u23 and u18 football but it does look like we need to spend bigger this summer than we have in previous years.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - The club will soon announce the losses reflecting the impact of the pandemic and will likely have to continue to borrow money if they cannot raise funds through sales.


1.) 11 Feb 2022 08:23:24
Morning eds2
Did we have to borrow money to buy Diaz?

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have been living of loans and building debt for some time.}


2.) 11 Feb 2022 14:06:10
I think some supporters might be in for a shock when they see the annual accounts when published. It’ll hopefully be a timely reminder of how quickly things can change, it was only a few years ago that we reported a huge profit.

I’m a firm believer that ALL clubs should live within their means. Not sure that always happens though….


3.) 11 Feb 2022 14:20:05
ED2 is situation as bad as Barcelona or Real Madrid.

{Ed002's Note - It doesn't work like that.}


4.) 11 Feb 2022 16:01:07
Johnnyr1970 I've been saying this for a while, especially when people have been saying "pay him what he wants" when it comes to Salah's new contract.


5.) 11 Feb 2022 17:58:10
Our financial situation isn't bad as some fans are making here. Infact not only us but 99.9% of clubs in Europe will be making loss coz of C. V and nothing to do with this season coz we are back on track with fans back in the stadium.

Winning every game in CL and going deep will help us a lot too financially. From next season things will go back to where we were pre C. V 😊👍.


6.) 11 Feb 2022 20:32:20
Agreed kop mate. 👍.


7.) 11 Feb 2022 21:15:21
Yep, we'll be flying from this seasons accounts onwards! The supreme squad building will continue.


8.) 11 Feb 2022 21:58:30
I really don't think a lot of fans will care. at least not until the club are on the brink of administration and then they'll look to the sky and wonder what has been going on lol From reading fans comments it comes across to me like they expect the owners to spend with no regard, so can't see how these records would change that thinking.


9.) 12 Feb 2022 18:19:09
Just don't want profits made every window Faith, think that's quite reasonable.


10.) 12 Feb 2022 22:17:51
I would like to think we can soon get back to sound financial footing. If the Carvalho deal is successful, we will probably only need to spend a large fee on a midfielder. We just need to spend smart, promote youth and ride this out.


11.) 13 Feb 2022 21:40:33
Yeah I can imagine that every club that goes into administration the reason behind it was from fans giving their opinions on a website.


 

 

31 Jan 2022 21:30:18
Ed002 am not sure how true it is but I just see Fulham after Williams on loan do you think Liverpool could use that in a deal to sign carvalho with him staying on loan. Fulham would seem to get a better deal with getting the extra player.
I do think Ed £5m is a bit of a joke bid if they want £12m just pay it it's nothing today for a player.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - I am not surprised they want Williams on loan and it is perhaps a sweetener.}


1.) 31 Jan 2022 21:58:56
Apparently Fee agreed with Fulham for Fabio Carvalho. Medical underway and Neco and Carvalho to be loaned to Fulham until the end of the season.


2.) 31 Jan 2022 22:23:02
Seems like everyone is happy then, Fulham get a bigger fee and keep him on loan till end of season plus neck, Liverpool get their man, all be it for slightly more than they initially wanted, but probably karma for what they eventually paid for Elliott? Sounds like the 3rd party played a negotiating blinder Ed? That's if it's completed in time 🤞.


 

 

02 Oct 2021 09:42:00
Ed002 see reports we sent scouts to watch Darwin Nunez any truth in the reports. I don't know how good the lad is Ed,
Definitely think it's a number 9 we need more than any other type of forward. Not sure about his value Ed but am sure is more realistic than people posting about Mbappe and Haaland
Cheers Ed.

grino75

{Ed002's Note - Darwin Nunez (S) Benfica don't want to sell Nunez but they have had interest from two sides. Manchester City enquired about Darwin Nunez in the summer were told he won't be available before the summer of 2022. Milan have a sustained interest and tried to sign him before he moved to Benfica, but significant financial issues mean they will need to sell other assets as they have other players they wish to add as well - and he is the most expensive of their primary Ibrahimovich replacement targets. Barcelona have enquired knowing that signing their preferred option is unlikely, but were told they would have to pay his €150M release clause to sign him. Inter want to replace Alexis Sanchez with Nunez but moving on Sanchez is a serious problem for them. Suarez will leave Atletico in the summer and they might provide the best solution. Brighton has a declared interest but it will go nowhere. Scouts from many sides have been watching a number of Benfica players.}


1.) 02 Oct 2021 11:41:18
As ever, top notch information Ed002 - thank you.


2.) 02 Oct 2021 12:19:41
Thanks Ed002 hope you have a good weekend.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}


3.) 02 Oct 2021 19:24:34
Would suit us perfectly out injured.


 

 

01 Sep 2021 15:15:44
Ed001 Any news on a new contract for Mane And is Salah any closer to agreeing new terms.

grino75

{Ed001's Note - nothing yet mate and it is impossible to say, as negotiations like that can seem to be getting closer only to break down over even a minor point. Other ones seem to have big issues and yet they still get sorted.}


1.) 01 Sep 2021 16:01:07
Salah has to be a priority. He’s going to be difficult to replace otherwise.

{Ed0666's Note - not sure he stays. In my opinion he’ll be off in the summer. Even if he doesent go in the summer klopp is gonna have some rebuild to do.


2.) 01 Sep 2021 17:05:01
PSG seems likely.


3.) 01 Sep 2021 17:32:30
Would he leave on a free? Going to be difficult to find budget for a big signing without some big sales.


4.) 01 Sep 2021 17:47:20
Will we have any money to spend next summer? Or willl we have at least somethign as I doubt we have many leftto sell to buy now only minamino ox keita Phillips maybe they only bring 20/ 30 mil so we won’t have that much to spend if it’s sell to buy?


5.) 01 Sep 2021 18:05:12
Salah won’t sign imo. Unless we somehow win the UCL.


6.) 01 Sep 2021 20:10:48
Salah was supposed to be leaving every simmer since we signed him, including this one. The transfer window hasn't even been closed 24 hours yet and he's already off next summer.
Comical stuff.

{Ed025's Note - every simmer?, your not the policeman from allo allo are you flash mate?.. :)


7.) 01 Sep 2021 21:25:35
Somehow win the CL? You make it sound as tho those odds are long; they are not. Take the word "somehow" out of your statement. And i still disagree.


8.) 01 Sep 2021 21:51:01
Ed025 that is comedy gold my friend. Never change sir never change. 🤣🤣🤣.

{Ed025's Note - i cant even if i wanted to mick mate.. :)


9.) 01 Sep 2021 17:55:50
I think it's 50/ 50 as to whether he goes or not Ed0666. For all the reasons he may have to leave, I think there are as many compelling reasons for him to stay. He's made his name with this group, the group functions around his scoring ability, and he shows every sign that he's one of the big (if not the biggest) fish in this pond. Even he is smart enough to know that this is not guaranteed at any of the French, Spanish or German clubs he may be considering. There are other reasons, of course (money, new adventure, new titles etc etc), but this one i have cited is not mentioned enough.

{Ed0666's Note - I want him to stay so much I really do. But I also understand his need to leave from what my Egyptian friends in the media tell me surpass the usual reasons. Also I can appreciate if FSG don’t want an Ozil situation with Salah. Maybe Salah is not the player he was at 33/34 no sell on value and paying him circa 300k a week. We have to think clubs future before any sentiment for a player. I’m fully expecting a lot of slack for this post but I’m feeling really bullish today so bring it on 😂


10.) 01 Sep 2021 18:14:04
Anything you've heard that makes you think he'll leave Ed0666 or just the feeling your getting yourself?

{Ed0666's Note - my Egyptian friends comments mate. Nothing I can substantiate.


11.) 01 Sep 2021 18:24:11
Ed0666, I sincerely hope Salah stays, as I can’t see how we realistically replace him. The bloke is absolutely bonafide world class and the best winger to play for us since John Barnes, if what you say comes true then that will actually be a disastrous transfer window as opposed to a quiet one.

I genuinely can’t think of one winger, or even a forward, who is in our price range even remotely capable of bagging 20 goals a season (and before people say anything about Salah’s antecedents before joining us, he was banging then in at Roma and looked like he could step up), the likes of Mbappe and Haaland aren’t worth discussing as we can’t afford the wages or the related fees. I fear we’ll go back for Doku or Traore, both of whom are incapable of scoring goals in any great numbers.

{Ed0666's Note - I’m under the impression he won’t sign a contract that’s just my opinion and I hope I’m wrong. Again I have no evidence of this. I truly wake up to the news someday soon he signing new terms I really do because the guy is a magician on his day, literally in that 2nd Tier of elite footballers. Tier 1 being Ronaldo and Messi. I just don’t want us to give him 3 years and not 5.


12.) 02 Sep 2021 00:13:11
Salah will be signing a new contract.


13.) 02 Sep 2021 14:51:08
Salah doesn’t have an ounce of body fat, he looks after himself extremely well and I don’t think he’s overly reliant on pace. I think come 33/ 34/ 35 he’ll be well able to play as a striker and still deliver same way Ronaldo does. My only worry is I think Liverpool are happy enough to challenge for top honours. Salah seems the type who’d want to be at a club who sets out to win the title or CL and anything else is failure. He doesn’t have many medals for a player of his ability at his age.


14.) 02 Sep 2021 20:01:49
Have to agree with ED on this, I do think this will be his last season with us. Salah will be off and I think PSG will take him. I just hope PSG get big money for Mbappe and pay us big money for Salah as I think we really do need to strengthen in midfield and up front next window.

Ps, always lovely to hear from the ED’s and there has been some comedy gold on here recently from the fans - keep it up and keep being nice to our great ED’s!


15.) 02 Sep 2021 20:31:48
Salah has 2 years to run on his contract I believe so won’t be going for free in the summer.


16.) 02 Sep 2021 21:10:27
Salah signs, IMO.


17.) 02 Sep 2021 10:25:21
Ed0666, I'm not a cynic, but I do like to think I function with a good dose of realism. Suarez and Coutinho reconfirmed a good lesson. Even after signing new contracts, they waltzed off into the night with a new partner. As Ed002 always says, "footballers are transient employees". Realism. 🤷.

{Ed0666's Note - if he signs an extension I really do believe we’ll have him for life. Just my opinion. I don’t see anyone paying a fee and astronomical wages at 31/32 years of age for him. Again I could be wrong mate.


 

 

 

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13 May 2022 08:29:54
Ed001 I see a post comparing Fabinho to Kovacic both play different position, and how he dominated are midfield last time we played if I am not mistaken was the other cup final the last game and I thought we controlled the middle off the park even with the very late injury to Thiago.
Ed my big worry is the last 2 games I do think all the games have caught up with us but it could be that we have been playing massive games with loads of pressure with 5/ 6 changes a game so being far from are strongest what I am hoping did think the last 2 games Robbo played he looked like he needed a rest so am glad he never took part against villa.

grino75

{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't worry, it is Harry saying that, so it is best ignored.

The amount of games might be a problem, but great teams get results no matter. If we are as good as we like to think, we should be able to raise ourselves for these games.}


1.) 13 May 2022 09:13:10
I’m assuming he’s referring to the Stamford bridge game? Don’t think we got played off the park at all. Just lapses in concentration in a game we generally controlled.

Nerves are kicking in around the final now. Badly want this as we’ve not won it in 16 years!


2.) 13 May 2022 09:27:15
Fabinho and Kovacic are both out injured for the final I believe.


3.) 13 May 2022 09:55:20
For me we have been a country mile ahead of Chelsea this season and the league table proves that.

However in the 3 games we have played Chelsea they have turned up and matched us. I expect the same this weekend but I believe Chelsea have played us at their maximum whilst we still have another gear to find against them.

Saturdays going to be a tough game and we’ll need to turn up.


4.) 13 May 2022 09:02:49
Totally agree Ed001.


5.) 13 May 2022 09:07:02
You would be surprised to know Ed01 that a few others too agree with my view. Chelsea dominated us on two occasions quite comfortably.

{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't be surprised, I just have absolutely no interest in anything you have to say. You will be saying the complete opposite in a day's time, so what is the point in taking any notice of your tedious ruining of every thread?}


6.) 13 May 2022 09:11:44
Fully agree, Ed01. Kovacic and Fab don't even play the same position in midfield BUT you know, it's Harry. For me, Kovacic has a lot of energy, good range, decent passing range and very athletic hence, has the tools to be a box to box mid. Fab has more natural, technical ability than him even at DM, better passing range hence, gets a decent amount of assists and is much more of a goal when he gets forward threat than Kovacic who is dreadful in front of goal, IMO.

As for the team going into the final games of the season, the amount of games are starting to hit us hard hence, we are a bit leggy, atm. As you said, this is not an excuse cos if we are as good as we think are then, we should be able to cope. After all, that's what got us here in the first place. On to Wembley.


7.) 13 May 2022 10:21:23
I would agree with u jk23 on chelsea,2 league games they played us I thought they better team, league cup final 50/ 50.they where in v good form at the time of them games but they still didn't beat us. They not in as good of form now and I think we will beat them 2mo, but we have to score 1st. don't think it be in our legs at min to be chasing game with 10/ 15 mins to go.


8.) 13 May 2022 10:53:50
Just like all the "notions of football" you pretend to have, "the few others" who happen to agree with you, are also figments of your imagination. In those famous words, "keep walking". 🍾.


9.) 13 May 2022 11:46:06
I have never said they both play in the same position. Both are a massive miss for their team. Kovacic is a very good player 😀😀.


10.) 13 May 2022 11:52:01
From memory and I’ve not done any research. The Anfield game we didn’t start brilliantly but grew into it after going behind and got a grip of the game then the handball and pen got us back into it and the second half Chelsea defended nearly all the second half

At Stamford bridge I thought we where very good and we started superb going 2-0 up but a wicked deflection got them back into the game but after the 2-2 I thought it was us going for the winner in the 2nd half .

The cup Final I didn’t enjoy as you don’t really tend to you just want to win . But I thought that was quite an even game both sides had big moments both sides had tight offsides and draw was probs fair and we managed to hold our nerve from the pens . That’s my take on it anyway.


11.) 13 May 2022 12:07:37
Harry just got schooled lol.


12.) 13 May 2022 15:05:15
Marty, it's as regular and consistent as your sunrise and sunsets. Some people can't live without always "cruising for a bruising".


13.) 13 May 2022 16:18:06
{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't be surprised, I just have absolutely no interest in anything you have to say. You will be saying the complete opposite in a day's time, so what is the point in taking any notice of your tedious ruining of every thread? }


Harry, now even I felt that.

Ouch!


 

 

12 May 2022 09:22:52
Right I know most people will be thinking the league is done. But if Laporte and Fernandinho are both out at the weekend I think it's going to be very tough for city away to West Ham who did not play midweek and can still finish above Utd so it's never over till it's over.
I would like to ask a question if coutinho scores last game off the season do give us the title and stays at villa next season does he get a good reception at Anfield and is all forgiven.
I would give him a standing ovation.

grino75

1.) 12 May 2022 10:06:46
Its either they drop points in their last two games or they lost to West Ham and we score a shed load against Wolves and Southampton. Difficult to see happening but I guess all we can do is hope.

If Couts scores and wins us the title, we should build a statue for him alongside king Divock!


2.) 12 May 2022 11:36:18
what is more likely:

City dropping enough points for us to win the title

Stevie running onto the pitch to stop City on a breakaway.

:D.


3.) 12 May 2022 12:20:15
In my best Keegan impression, I would LOVE IT if Stevie G set up the winner against City!


 

 

08 May 2022 09:01:47
Well that's the league gone everybody said so
But they said the same in January. We was nowhere near are best yesterday after the midweek game so if it took something out us us am sure the Madrid game must have taken more from city so Newcastle is going to be a tough game followed by two very hard away games with both Wolves and West Ham needing wins to get into Europe next season.

grino75

1.) 08 May 2022 09:49:10
That's a very optimistic way of looking at it Grino. You may be onto something there brother 😁.


2.) 08 May 2022 10:20:06
Just win number 7 in Paris and that will do us nicely.


3.) 08 May 2022 12:33:56
I don’t know why Barry but I think 1-2 Newcastle today with Wilson back and with saint-maximin I can see some goals on the break with it looking like no walker at the back.


4.) 08 May 2022 13:00:47
So the league has gone but Newcastle will win? You do know that would put us top of the league on goal difference, right?


5.) 08 May 2022 13:09:29
Woolback I think you need to read my first post again and all of it rather than the first line.


6.) 08 May 2022 13:21:46
Grino your getting me all excited and that's not good for a man of my age😃.


7.) 08 May 2022 15:31:13
Nice one, Grino. I second or third or fourth your motion.


8.) 08 May 2022 16:13:32
After not winning at Etihad it was always going to be about the Wolves and West Ham away games. That has not changed. What has changed is rather than only needing them to draw one we now need either a defeat or more than one draw from them.

We should everything we can to take the title to the last day of the season.


9.) 08 May 2022 16:42:47
What if Stevie G beats us on Tue night to end our title challenge.

How does that narrative play out after?


10.) 08 May 2022 17:08:38
We bring down his statue Jk mate 😂😂😂😂.


11.) 08 May 2022 21:38:11
Does he have a statue?


 

 

17 Apr 2022 11:00:17
Ed0666 Am hoping for a great performance Tuesday night to put the pressure right on top of city.
If Rashford is in the squad hope he gets a good reception before the game they guy has done some great stuff for disadvantaged kids all over the country but has had loads of stick this last 12 months from England and Utd fans so I hope are fans can show him what good fans are like and show him a bit of love before the game.

grino75

{Ed0666's Note - I think the kid needs a restore to factory settings shutdown and a move. He’s absolute quality and will only harm his career staying at United. Ten Hag is gonna have a massive overhaul at that club and with all the comings and going’s does rashford wanna harm himself and his career in the merry go round.


1.) 17 Apr 2022 17:58:20
Ten Hag won’t survive the season. He would be off due poor result. They cannot suddenly start playing the Ajax way and nor they have the time and money to sit out of the CL.


2.) 17 Apr 2022 18:38:14
Harry I think they believe they have a new klopp and will give him 3-4 years to win the league. Let's hope they fail in that respect.


3.) 17 Apr 2022 18:53:57
Klopp got the CL which got him the time. Ten hag is up against Conte and company to deal. Progress is measured by result not by “Wow” moments.


4.) 17 Apr 2022 19:58:23
Klopp became Liverpool manager in 2015 Harry. He didn't win the CL until 2019. Do some research before you spout more nonsense 🙄👍.


5.) 17 Apr 2022 20:01:42
Klopp would have been given the time regardless of the CL win.
The obvious upward trajectory in all facets of the club ensured that replacing Klopp wasn't in FSG's thoughts in the slightest.
While we couldn't have envisaged the trophy haul and journey we've had since, it was blatantly obvious he was the ideal fit for the job.


6.) 17 Apr 2022 20:02:43
Harry, that’s not true. You forget that Klopp got us into top 4, then another top 4 finish + a CL final, then another CL final with a CL win while missing out on the title by a point over 3 years. These season by season progressions are what got Klopp time, IMO.

If Ten Hag gets anywhere near these achievements then, he should get time. How he is going to do that with a Utd club that is rotten to it’s core with a squad bloated on big wages with bang average players, is beyond me.


7.) 17 Apr 2022 20:33:54
That is what I meant @OliRed. The he got LFC a top 4 place.


8.) 17 Apr 2022 21:29:41
Yeah I thought that's was what you meant Harry.


9.) 17 Apr 2022 22:00:56
Rashford may well be a good lad but seriously a good reception in a Liverpool United game at anfield? Plenty of players do great things for the community but they don't get praised mate I'm all for him getting praise but at the end of the day he plays for our bitter rivals and on a matchday he is simply a rival and we shouldn't be doing anything to help rebuild his confidence.


10.) 17 Apr 2022 22:14:13
Rashford should be given nottin leave politics with politics! This is football give him and the rest stick like they would us!


11.) 18 Apr 2022 00:07:56
I'll be happy just watching our boys tear them a new one on the pitch.
Whether Rashford plays or not.


12.) 18 Apr 2022 00:31:30
Are we supposed to applaud Ronaldo for his charity work too? Rashford deserves praise and plaudits of the pitch. When he puts on a Utd shirt give him pelters.


13.) 18 Apr 2022 07:20:47
Are united fans going to give mane a good reception for the charity work he does?


14.) 18 Apr 2022 17:25:05
If people think Rashford deserves an ovation or applause, they can always make the short trip to OT an d give him one. Not at Anfield.


 

 

14 Apr 2022 19:38:58
Ed0666 I did not think much of Nunez after the first leg took his goal well but I thought he went over to easily, but last night he looked very good and I think he would suit us very well.
When Jota plays he does not hold the ball up very well at all like Bobby does but offers more of a goal threat, and the total opposite when Bobby plays.
I think Nunez could be a perfect mixture of both at 6ft2 am sure he would love to be in the middle for trent and Robbo's crosses.
I have not seen anything else of him but as the next Uruguayan striker am sure he will follow in the past 3 and they all worked there balls off and hopefully he signs and adds even more bite to are strike force in the right way.

grino75

{Ed0666's Note - I didn’t think much of him from the first leg he was better last night but I think for the price they want for him he’s a gigantic risk. Maybe he needs a move to another club so he can be assessed some more.


1.) 14 Apr 2022 20:37:16
Bellingham should be first choice over anyone and then let’s think of a forward and a back up right back although Joey Goey has played well when asked. I think Nunez would fit right in work rate and finishing looked A1 but after buying Jude I doubt we will be able to afford maybe a youngster with potential. I would keep most of the team together except Origi Ox and Naby.


2.) 14 Apr 2022 20:48:38
Ed0666 genuine question mate. What’s the difference in the risk of spending 70 mill on Nunez and 90-100 mill on Bellingham?

I might be barking up the wrong tree as you might not have mentioned us getting Bellingham but I know plenty of posters have.

{Ed0666's Note - To be honest mate there’s absolutely no chance I’d spend €100 million on Bellingham that’s just insane.


3.) 14 Apr 2022 21:30:46
if he goes to a club in another league and performs well ed then if its £65m then you could double that Diaz has looked all right from that league ed.

{Ed0666's Note - I get your point mate but I wouldn’t punt 65 mill on him


4.) 14 Apr 2022 22:32:45
Darwin Nunez (on Sky Italia) : "That Alisson save? That was incredible. I swear to you, I saw the ball going in. and then it wasn't. "


5.) 14 Apr 2022 23:53:58
Can’t say i agree Ed. He’s exactly what we need, for now and for the future. The only risk we’d be taking would be if he had a horrendous injury, which is the same risk you take with any player. Frankly, for Bellingham i think it’s worth it.

He is Maradona, Ferdinand, Brazilian Ronaldo et al. You see what’s there and you say yes, I couldn’t be any more sure that what I’m looking at is the future of that position, the person who will be getting in Fifa world XI’s in a few years time.

There are a handful of players in each generation that actually applies to and Bellingham is definitely one of them, not just players who idiots think it does like Shaw and Maguire.

Midfield has been our weakest area this season by far and we are not controlling games in the same way we used to, either with the ball or without the ball. Bellingham is the perfect all round player to fix that problem. I don’t give a toss if he plays in the Bundesliga, he isn’t Naby and that won’t matter. He is not a highlight reel player. He’s the dogs testicles and every top scout in Europe probably knows it as well.

Henderson can’t play every game anymore and if he gets overplayed his form seems to drop significantly. Time to start succession planning and trim the fat in midfield while planning for the future. I don’t know what we plan to do with Carvalho but I think it’s a good start for the summer. I can’t imagine anybody other than Bellingham for our next signing in central midfield. I think it’s essential we get it over the line, whatever it takes. I’d rather him than any other player in world football and I really mean that. If we can get it done for under £100 million or thereabouts it is absolutely worth our time. Obviously there are limits but we should push those limits a little bit further for Bellingham.

He’s that special.

{Ed0666's Note - wow I respect your jingoism towards ‘The Bell’ mate I really do. I love the fact you’re so passionate about the kid but for starters Dortmund aren’t in my opinion gonna let both their young starlets go at the same time. They have a habit of saying what they intend to do and stick to it. So I’d fully expect Bell to be sold next summer not this. You’re point about him being all those players at once is remarkable as although he’s one of the best young players in the world surely he has to do it for more than two or three seasons on the regular before we go and spunk north of 100 million? Also you say our midfield is of controlling games as days gone by but it must be doing something right as we’re going for an unprecedented quadruple.


6.) 15 Apr 2022 08:02:11
‘He is Maradona, Ferdinand, Brazilian Ronaldo et al’
Been eating those funny mushrooms, AW?


7.) 15 Apr 2022 08:08:52
Aw is that Rio or Anton you’re referring too mate?


8.) 15 Apr 2022 11:05:48
I meant as in a young player who comes through and you just know that they are the next big thing, you break your transfer record for them no matter what. Obviously not in a sense that Maradona or Ronaldo are comparable players to Bellingham.


9.) 15 Apr 2022 12:25:21
All I see is hype with Bellingham, he lacks the professionalism and attitude, I’d rather Declan Rice as he’s a more solid professional and has really applied himself to become an absolute top drawer midfielder. There’s been a lot said that Bellingham has a rotten attitude and his team mates can’t abide him. From what I’ve seen he lacks the work ethic to succeed in our midfield. Yeah he does the odd flashy thing, but he’s got poor positional sense and is not that good defensively he also has a habit of standing and shouting at his team mates for not being “as good as him” than just getting on with the job in hand and winning the ball back. I just look at him and see another Pogba, all fart and no poo.


10.) 15 Apr 2022 17:07:23
I mean he actually puts himself about VVVV, so he’s immediately leagues ahead of Pogba.

As far as I’m aware of the complaints about Bellingham’s attitude were not related to work ethic, quite the opposite in fact. His team mates find him to be a fiery character who is very demanding and can rub people up the wrong way. One occasion involved him being caught on camera lambasting Nico Schulz for giving the ball away. Now you can argue there are appropriate and inappropriate ways to go about it but to me, i’d much rather have a 20 year old player who demands more from his teammates and isn’t afraid to upset them, than someone who isn’t fussed whether they win or lose (which is actually what Pogba does) .

If he’s clashing with his teammates, maybe they just aren’t at the level required to win trophies and he is, something he knows himself. He’s probably thinking he’s too good for them and is wondering why he’s wasting his time there, and to be honest he’s probably right. Should he listen to advice from Axel Witsel on how to press and not tell him to sod off? Perhaps, but i don’t watch enough Dortmund to know how good Witsel is or whether his criticism was justified.

All i know is i’d rather a fiery character that wants to win as opposed to a meek mannered wet wipe who accepts mediocrity and wants to be pals with everyone. That’s what you get at Man United.

{Ed0666's Note - I agree with you AA. After playing the game at an extremely low level I’d rather have someone alongside me who is fiery and vocal because it would up my game. I can never understood the players that were silent and went 90 mins not saying a word but then you get the likes of Roberto Baggio who was mute and bossed the other 21 players on the pitch!


 

 

 

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21 May 2022 23:01:17
Could not really find anything Ed about Inter I am assuming that means no.

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

Taki Minamino (RW/AM) Leeds remain very concerned about losing Raphinha and have asked about the about the availability of Minamino, but unless Liverpool can find a youngster at the the club to replace him as cover it makes little sense to sell him unless he wants to leave due to lack of game time. Liverpool will perhaps be open to a summer sale, but with Origi leaving I would expect the coach not want to disturb the fringe forwards too much. Interest of Southampton moved on. I am not aware of any approach from Monaco but I am aware that they fear Aleksandr Golovin could be tempted away - he may well provide an option given their prior interest. A third party working on behalf of his agent did speak with Lazio, so perhaps he has spoken with Inter as well.}


 

 

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22 May 2022 07:11:25
WDW few Arsenal player found that out under Wenger thought they was better than they was till they left Arsenal and was nowhere the same players away from Wenger. Not saying Salah and Mane won’t be good somewhere else but they do fit how we play and if they do go good luck to them thanks for the memories but am sure Klopp will replace them and we will be just as good if not better.

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{Ed077's Note - Both Salah and Mane are near 30 (sorry I mentioned it, some of you will now come for my throat lol) and so there is a good chance that they start to wind down as the start to exit their "prime years" regardless of a change of club or not.

But Liverpool do have a system tailored to facilitate the wide forwards, specially in getting goal scoring chances.


 

 

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21 May 2022 22:55:17
Ed002 I never thought we could sign Mbappe well out of are pay league but I just makes me laugh the way the Spanish league are moaning about PSG with the money some of there clubs pay in wages.

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21 May 2022 20:38:42
John it makes me laugh considering how much Madrid and Barcelona we are paying some of their players pot and kettle.

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20 May 2022 20:54:59
Am not sure Utd will have more money than us with the way things are going. By all accounts there training ground is years behind the top teams old Trafford is in a right State. There is a good chance they will be playing in the Europa conference next season as I can’t see them beating Palace. This new age of fans are very fickle so they won’t sell the shirts they would when there doing well and they must have a massive wage bill not contend with.
I don’t see them challenging for top 4 the top 3 will be the same spurs will get better under Conte and Newcastle will come up faster than Utd without all the baggage Utd have.

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23 May 2022 08:23:12
Ed001 I love the way nothing has been said about the Var decision city have got this season. It’s not just Everton game Southampton wolves Arsenal all have shocking var decisions. Then we had the spurs game Kane should have gone the push on Jota what the ref said was not a foul but the foul he gave spurs against Arsenal was nowhere near as bad. Then foul on Henderson against West Ham is a red card every game now but Var does nothing. Then 4 minutes stoppage time yesterday and there goalkeeper goes down for over 2 minutes treatment in stoppage time and the ref just still plays the 4 minutes because pep is waving his hands 🙌 I don’t want to be bitter if the better team won fair does but something needs to be looked into like Frank just about said the Everton game it looks like cheating not bad officiating.

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21 May 2022 07:44:47
Marty Last Monday of may is normally a bank holiday it’s whitson is it not?

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20 May 2022 21:42:29
If am not mistaken they could hold it on the Monday as it’s bank holiday Monday and would give fans that are in Paris an extra day to get home.

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19 May 2022 09:46:53
Considering there was a release clause for £100m I can’t see how they would get add-one too. I think the £100m was more than enough.

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13 May 2022 08:19:02
Viera has changed the style of play at palace but with 3 Hardish games left if they don’t pick up any points they will have the same points as last season under Roy.
For me apart from Pep and Klopp it’s got to be Eddie Howe I know he spent in January but I expected more than they spent and the turn around has been massive.

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