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20 Feb 2016 00:23:55
I'm sure this is all just hype after the couple of transfers to China, but Balotelli has been linked with a move to China.

Is there anything in this Eds?


{Ed001's Note - his agent would certainly like to get him a move out there, no idea if any of them are interested in him. They have shown little interest in lazy layabout players so far.}

1.) 20 Feb 2016 08:12:14
If they could potentially get him a deal would any China club pay us or would Milan buy him cheap and sell on straight away?

{Ed002's Note - Either way if it were to happen.}

2.) 20 Feb 2016 16:53:42
I'd be happy either way!

3.) 21 Feb 2016 04:54:50
Do you think his agent (Mino Raiola? ) will push for him to move out there? Surely it would be the best chance of a big payday for both agent and player? As well as probably the best financial option for Liverpool?

{Ed001's Note - he will move here where he can get the best deal, which is likely to be China.}



11 Jul 2015 10:53:23
Gary Mac confirmed first team coach.


1.) 11 Jul 2015 11:07:22
Great news! Garry Mac Garry Mac, Garry Garry Mac

2.) 11 Jul 2015 12:31:13
Great news knows our club and brings passion and professionalism

3.) 11 Jul 2015 16:18:57
Chuffed to bits, Class on and off the pitch he won't be doing any embarrassing shampoo adverts with Henderson either !

4.) 11 Jul 2015 18:05:17
Flash, I think Gary Mac used Wash & Go!

5.) 12 Jul 2015 01:02:44
Aye, he washed and it went!



31 May 2015 14:57:54
Eds, is Balotelli still of interest to Lazio in a loan to buy?

Also is there interest in Borini from Fiorentina?



{Ed002's Note - Liverpool will look to sell Balotelli in the summer but they need to reduce the price they are asking by some way. A number of clubs were approached in January but none were interested in a permanent deal at the price being asked. I suspect his representatives will focus on a return to Italy although have said how happy he is at Liverpool. Last year a sponsor tried to place him with another side once Milan were pissed at him and wanted him out - but that would no longer be an option. An alternative may be a Turkish side. Fiorentina and Inter were both open to discussing a deal for Balotelli - but the asking price has killed any chance of that, but Sampdoria would be interested in taking him on loan, or perhaps to buy at the right price. We'll see what happens.

Lazio were showing an interest in Borini, but it is unclear if they will push for a move. His representatives are aware that they need to look for options.}}

1.) 31 May 2015 15:12:02
Kovacic for balotelli would have been rreally Great :'-( Ed2 Do you know if the talk about the second bid for kovacic was bull ir something genuine?? If not are we still interested

{Ed002's Note - I explained about the bid and the joke made.}

2.) 31 May 2015 15:22:17
Thanks Ed002.



25 Jan 2015 16:18:28
Hello Eds, I don't usually get any info from people, regarding Liverpool, but I do have a friend who lives in Italy who is apparently close to someone at Lazio and he thinks they're in for Balotelli. Just wondering if you had heard anything of this sort?



{Ed002's Note - Lazio would be interested in Balotelli on a loan deal or at a price which is 35% of the asking price. There is no offer on the table but they may try to tempt Liverpool.}

1.) 25 Jan 2015 16:46:02
Eds surely the club know where going to have to take a loss on him

{Ed002's Note - The club have a price in mind - this has been done to death.}

2.) 25 Jan 2015 19:12:41
I would take the 35% and be grateful to get that much.

3.) 25 Jan 2015 19:51:44
We bit the bullet with Carroll. Looks like we will have to do it again.

4.) 25 Jan 2015 20:16:20
Hi Ed's, Ballotelli is a quality player, just not suited to the style of Liverpool. I assume that rather than unwilling he is unable to adapt to the demands of the team. Also being a high profile player with a massive ego, the danger is he will bring negativity to the dressing room. With so many young players in the squad, that is something we could do without. Therefore, a compromise for his exit should be reached.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool would be happy to see him move on but I am not sure who the compromise would be with?}

5.) 26 Jan 2015 04:30:50
I'm shocked. Thanks Ed002, I guess if I hear any more I'll pass it on. Hopefully this isn't just a lucky guess from him lol.

6.) 26 Jan 2015 15:54:59
This is Nonsense. We played our best game against spurs. Sterling, Balotelli, Sturridge.

{Ed001's Note - so what is your point? We have been hawking Balo around for months now, so what is that to do with one, yes one, good performance?}

7.) 26 Jan 2015 17:49:38
The team performance against Spurs was good, but was Balotelli? 5 shots, 2 on target, 0 goals, 0 assists, an astonishingly bad 50% pass completion and hauled off at 60 minutes for Markovic.



01 Aug 2014 01:25:53
Hello Eds, any interest in Jovetic? I've always like him as a player since he smashed us at Fiorentina in the 2009/10 CL.
And given he's barely had a look in at City, mainly due to injury of course, I thought he may possibly be on the cards to leave City.

Sorry to just throw a random name out there Eds, I know even if he is available, he may be too expensive but there is no harm in asking I guess? ^_^



{Ed001's Note - nope.}




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08 May 2022 06:53:50
It's tough to be positive about the league after dropping 2 points at a crucial stage, but I still believe City will drop points yet.


1.) 08 May 2022 08:25:45
It ain’t over till that beautiful lady sings, OP.

2.) 08 May 2022 09:33:21
As much as I hope City drop points, realistically teams are more likely to roll over against City and get absolutely pumped for 4 or 5 goals. We messed it up ourselves with the performances against Brighton, Brentford, Leicester and West Ham.

3.) 08 May 2022 15:35:24
VVVV, City could say the same thing if the roles were reversed. You won’t win all your games, fact therefore you got to minimise things to the minimum. Also had City not dropped points to Saints, Spurs and Palace (that nobody saw coming, btw) while we won all our games then, we are not in this position either. You can’t have it both ways. It is what it is. On to Villa.



06 May 2022 01:23:32
Champions League Final
Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Europa League Final
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers

Europa Conference League
AS Roma vs Feynoord

The Premier League had 5 candidates in the semi finals and 2 made it through to finals. That's bloody impressive to be honest!


1.) 06 May 2022 01:28:59
Sorry correction, British teams had 5 teams in the semi finals.

2.) 06 May 2022 08:05:24
Perhaps the fact that only 1 premier league team got into the final demonstrates that maybe all the other leagues aren’t farmers leagues and other teams aren't as crap as we think when we look down our noses at them sometimes.

3.) 06 May 2022 08:30:49
Agreed JK. I hope Rangers win the Eutopa League. That would be a massive boost to the SPL. They certainly have a great chance. Well done to them 👏 👍.

4.) 06 May 2022 08:39:48
Of course, JK23. The English football media like to judge or even trash other leagues as farmers' leagues from their self-entitled and arrogant soapboxes whereas I can bet you a steak dinner that a lot of them don't even watch these leagues.

5.) 06 May 2022 09:18:23
British teams also have bucket loads more money than all the other leagues and have basically single handedly ruined the widespread competitiveness of European football that used to exist before TV money concentrated all the power. They should all be getting to all the finals every single year and the fact that they don’t is the one shred of sporting integrity and unpredictability that we have left to cling onto.

Much less ‘well done Bri’ish sides’ and congratulations to all the teams that managed to make it so far with so little in the way of resources (Rangers included) .

6.) 06 May 2022 09:18:40
Good point JK23.
PSG do play in a farmer’s league though 😂.

7.) 06 May 2022 09:26:27
The TV commentators were wetting themselves over 2 English teams making it to the UCL finals, during the last 15 minutes of Real Madrid vs. ManCity; regular time. Until Real Madrid decided otherwise.

8.) 06 May 2022 09:55:37
British teams have bucket loads more money? Rangers certainly don't or Celtic if they were to do the same. English clubs certainly.

9.) 06 May 2022 10:09:39
Other leagues have had much more money in the past though, West Germany in the 70s, Italy 80s and 90s, whilst Barcelona and Real Madrid have always had the financial muscle to take any players they desired.
British teams have traditionally been strong in Europe for 60 years, with a few bare patches here and there.



24 Apr 2022 04:53:25
So a hypothetical question which I hope comes to fruition.

If we are to win the Kloppruple, would that put Klopp in as the greatest manager in Liverpools history?


1.) 24 Apr 2022 05:03:22
One of the greatest
Bill shankly pulled us up from div2 to top of the England, that’s quite a feat
Bob paisley not only sustained but bettered the success to that of consistent European dominance, the trophy count alone has been unrivalled
Klopp came to us while we are mid table and if he were to achieve more success, yes, he’ll be among the greats.

2.) 24 Apr 2022 06:17:01
He is a great for me already.

3.) 24 Apr 2022 06:34:23
He has been unbelievable and has achieved greatness already. I firmly believe we would have won the league again only for CV and the blues disrupting our flow.

4.) 24 Apr 2022 08:10:37
Was it 6 months earlier, before his appointment, we lost to Stoke 6-0? The transformation in players, coaching, scouting and the energy of Anfield at home games is amazing and Klopp has played a huge part in that, I see Klopp as the new Shanks and I hope his successor is the new Paisley.

5.) 24 Apr 2022 08:38:04
You cannot judge Klopp till he leaves, but if he wins all 4 this season and wins a few more trophies before he leaves from where we where when he took over and the financial power of city and Chelsea I would put him top. I don’t think we could have got any Other manager come in and do what he has done in the circumstances.

6.) 24 Apr 2022 10:02:32
It's difficult to judge coz shanks and paisley are backbone of what this Club has achieved all these decades dominating English football in 60s-80s

For Klopp he needs 4-5 league titles to be in conversation with the likes of paisley coz Shanks legacy is untouchable no matter what Klopp does coz even paisley couldn't touch shanks intact legacy.

7.) 24 Apr 2022 10:39:42
Paisley's 6 league titles, 3 European Cups, 3 League cups, 1 Super cup, 6 Charity Shields and a UEFA cup in 8 seasons, is quite a haul to beat.

8.) 24 Apr 2022 11:28:34
Legend gets banded about far too much these days but I personally believe Klopp has gained that status alongside Shankly, Paisley and Dalglish.

It’s always going to be hard to compare who is better as they are from totally different era’s. But they are all legends in my book.

9.) 24 Apr 2022 11:48:30
He is an Anfield great in my books, when you consider he had to compete with the financial juggernauts that are Man City and Chelsea. Also, we have had to go toe to toe with one of the best squads ever assembled in City. Albeit, I believe our squad this season is actually better than theirs, if not on par which is a feat in itself considering the money spent on both sides. Take them out of the equation and Klopp would have had at least 3 Premier League titles before this season started. I say if we win the quadruple and add another two league titles, alongside possibly another Champions League he would have “universally” cemented his position as one of, if not the great. Again, in my books he is already a great and we should cherish every moment we have with him before he goes.

10.) 24 Apr 2022 11:49:00
Klopp’s legacy is already sealed as a legend at LFC, IMO. Now where he to win the Kloppdruple (love it, OP) he would get really close to being the greatest in our history. But for him to be the outright greatest, he would have to win more than the Kloppdruple cos Paisley’s record is just insane that even Fergie’s in some categories can’t rival.

11.) 24 Apr 2022 12:23:17
I think that where Klopp compares favourably to Paisley and Kenny is that he’s carried out a complete revolution at the club, modernised it beyond that which it has ever been.
Not too dissimilar to Shankly, but the 1959 version started from a much lower base and then endured for over 30 years.
All those managers worked with excellent back room staff too.
Klopp’s are second to none, as were their predecessors.

12.) 24 Apr 2022 12:24:27
Klopp got the monkey off our back after 30 years of trying and also one hand tied behind his back financially compared to other top clubs.
Certainly a Legend but also a miracle worker.

13.) 24 Apr 2022 12:49:40
The man is a legend already regardless of what the club wins or does not win in the coming few seasons. Shankley built the club in to a powerhouse, Paisley forfilled the clubs potential. But when Paisley was winning trophey after trophey, was there a team season in, season out, that pushed Liverpool the way Klopps Liverpool has been pushed . Maybe Forrest for a few seasons for sure. But never to the level that Klopps Liverpool is pushed season after season.

14.) 24 Apr 2022 12:50:42
How would we be quantifying greatest’? Serious question, and not trying to be funny.

15.) 24 Apr 2022 14:44:00
A mixture of perceived success, actual (titles) success, competing regularly and with a chance of a title thrown in. He did take us from also rans and effectively, upper-mid table mediocrity, where we had been on and off for 30 years, bar those 3 occasions when we got close to a tile and the 9 cups we won in 30 years.

16.) 24 Apr 2022 15:52:42
So to answer my own question, even with a Kloppruple this year it wouldn't make him the greatest. As has been mentioned a lot, Paisley's haul over 8 and a bit years is insane. Success for a sustained period of time is something that should be taken into account.

I think given the financial aspect, the fact that we were medicore before he came in and we've become one of the most feared teams in Europe, he's already cemented his place as a legend. I think if we won the Kloppruple and then continued to win trophies for the remainder of his contract (2 more years? ) then he's most definitely in the conversation for the greatest ever.

17.) 24 Apr 2022 16:25:31
Shanks. I mean when someone brings let’s say Bristol City. And turns them into one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ll say that manager is on a par with Him.

18.) 24 Apr 2022 18:56:44
Great points made on this thread. One of the most sensible threads I’ve read in recent times.

19.) 26 Apr 2022 12:34:49
Prior to our time in the 2nd division though, we'd already won 6 league titles and only been in the lower league for 8 years being in Div 1 from 1896 to 1954. Bristol City have been not very good throughout their entire history, their highest ever position being 8th in Div 1 in 1909.



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17 Mar 2022 01:24:46
1 point gap.


1.) 17 Mar 2022 04:18:51
Loved how Robbo responded to the comments of BS. Taking the p. out of him
And it tells me that our boys are quietly confident while City May be feeling the stress and are getting more uncomfy.




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10 Jun 2022 02:22:27
100m, "easily achievable"

Fml your concept of money is more flawed than mine.




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04 Jun 2022 11:04:25
This is common place now. Lots of clubs ask for sell-on fees in the transfer.




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21 May 2022 21:40:51
Is there something shady going on because La Liga (yes the Spanish league) has said they are complaining over "non-compliance with UEFA's financial fair play".

Really? ¬_¬ Lol.


{Ed002's Note - It relates to the wage bills of clubs in respect of UEFA guidance and local FA guidance.}



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19 Apr 2022 16:09:37
Be sad if Gomez leaves, he's a great player with lots of potential. Had it not been for that nasty injury he'd probably still be first choice.




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03 Mar 2022 22:54:22
They need to let go of it in my opinion. The fan backlash was very strong last time and I don't think that will be changing any time soon.





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07 Aug 2022 11:48:27
It's an absolute disgrace that we didn't relegate Fulham in their first game.




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27 Jul 2022 00:30:47
I think the standard of football since I first watched England women (2005 euros? ) has improved so much it's unrecognisable. The standard of goalkeeping is still questionable though, I mean that Swedish keeper was just awful lol. But other than that womens football is very good now.

Good on them, I hope it keeps improvimg.




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23 Jul 2022 18:15:31
I think Arsenal will be interesting to watch this season.




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17 Jun 2022 17:38:19
Best of luck to him at Bayern, he'll do well there.

Important to remember that Mane was a key player for us, helped us win everything we won and is a world class player.




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15 Jun 2022 06:13:32
WDW, the eds have said on numerous occasions that purchases will need to be funded via sales.

Our debt level is critical, we need to be very, very careful.