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06 Oct 2021 12:43:37
Afternoon ed2 how you doin?

Seen a report that Barcelona have Divoxk on a shortlist of players.

Is this just mufc (CRAP) or is there anything in it.

wiltshire red

{Ed002's Note - They are teasing you. Barcelona are looking to add a back up striker but have no interest in Origi - and actually have discussed a move with the club of another player.}

1.) 06 Oct 2021 14:53:21
Cheers matey. ta very much for reply.

2.) 06 Oct 2021 14:53:42
Is the other player mino eds2?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know who you mean.}

3.) 06 Oct 2021 15:13:49
Would the player they have discussed with the club be thiago ed?

{Ed002's Note - No, they have no interest in any Liverpool players.}



05 Jul 2021 12:59:21
Question for any ed,

Will we sign
1. Renato Sanchez
2. Saul Niguez (spelling)
3. Bissoyma
4 . None of the above.

wiltshire red

{Ed002's Note - There is interest in Sanches and Bissouma.}

1.) 05 Jul 2021 14:31:16
Have we placed a bid or have asked for asking price for any of midfileders. surely club would have 4 5 choices for a poistion. but we seem to have been linked with atleast 10 mids.

{Ed002's Note - The club have spoken with agents of some midfield players.}

2.) 05 Jul 2021 15:05:24
Cheers ed. Have a right good day me old mucker.



27 Jun 2021 08:30:15
Morning ed2, can you tell us the fee that Basel will be paying for Liam Miller?

wiltshire red

{Ed002's Note - Not until the TMS is updated as the transfer window is not open. It won't be much.}

1.) 27 Jun 2021 11:00:37
okeydoke. All monies received helps i suppose, even a million or two.

2.) 27 Jun 2021 12:37:56
Best of luck to the lad. a decent player!

3.) 27 Jun 2021 16:25:45
2 million according to James Pearce.

4.) 27 Jun 2021 17:36:44
Great price if so.



21 Apr 2021 16:28:51
Afernoon ed2, hope your well.

I have seen that Konate deal has supposedly been agreed for £32million.

Have you heard anything? .

BTW, thanks for all your updates over the last couple of days. You eds have certainly been busy.

wiltshire red

{Ed002's Note - As far as I know the situation was awaiting Liverpool to say that they would pay the asking price in a single payment and for RBL to drop a little issuette they had raised. I am not aware of anything being agreed but it may well have been.}

1.) 21 Apr 2021 17:30:41
Cheers matey. Also, has there been any recent interest in any of our players? Miller, Awonyi or any of the younget playets?

{Ed002's Note - As far as I know, only Harvey Elliott (RW) who Blackburn would like to keep him on loan for another year.}

2.) 21 Apr 2021 17:51:08
Ed002, that loan has gone really well and full credit to Tony Mowbray for being confident in him and having the courage of his convictions to believe in the lad. I’d love to see Elliott given a go next season, do you think he’s ready for the first team or would another loan be better?

{Ed002's Note - The issue of him returning would be game time. If Klopp could use him with Salah in the same way as Jota/Mane and create a balance with Mane/Salah covering for Firmino, it will work. If he ends up further down the pecking order I am not so sure.}



27 Mar 2021 09:49:19
Morning ed2, hope you are well.

Ive seen this morning that we have apperently bid for Koulibaly.

Is there any truth in this or just another guess from the press?

wiltshire red

{Ed002's Note - Kalidou Koulibaly (CB) Bayern Munich have put in an offer for KK that is much less (about half) than Napoli's valuation of €50M but financial issues may see Napoli either accept the deal - which I am told the player wants, or to ask for offers from elsewhere which is what Napoli have done with his agent. Although Carlo Ancelotti knows the player well it is unlikely Everton could raise the funds. A move to a Spanish club is probably not possible for legal reasons and the interest of PSG, Manchester City and Manchester United has likely gone due to his age. He would certainly give Klopp the starter he wants and there is no doubt about how good he is, but €50M for a 30 year old would not seem like good business. I am not aware of any offer but Liverpool may well have spoken with his agents.}

1.) 27 Mar 2021 10:41:59
I don't tnk it's true. if that bid was 30m maybe. when bayern bid 25 for him I doubt Michael Edwards would bid 15m more if there is a chance Napoli would accept it.

2.) 27 Mar 2021 10:44:08
50m euro is expensive yeah.
Eduards might be working his magic though, if Bayern are offering 25 then we might get him for little more than that?

3.) 27 Mar 2021 10:45:07
Thanks matey

Can i ask if there are any new snippits of info on incomings/ outgoings that have reached your shell like?

{Ed002's Note - It looks like Liverpool are not interested in keeping Wijnaldum so I expect he will go. I am not sure Liverpool have decided how to replace him yet - whether to use Curtis Jones as a starter in place of Wijnaldum and perhs bring in cover, or even use Grujic as cover - or to look to the likes of an Yves Bissouma or Florian Neuhaus type of player.}

4.) 27 Mar 2021 11:26:49
Interesting stuff as usual ed. ta.

5.) 27 Mar 2021 11:31:33
Mate is the sharkapod out? Tnx for hard work.

{Ed002's Note - It is a few weeks away.}

6.) 27 Mar 2021 11:46:45
No worries mate.

7.) 27 Mar 2021 11:58:51
Morning Ed, do Liverpool have the money to buy the likes of a starting cb and a midfielder, or will our transfer kitty come mainly from player sales? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have been accumulating debt in transfers for the past year by paying a small amount and agreeing future payments. The club have the facilities avialable to borrow from a financial institution if they want, but really should look to the funding of transfers through sales. The club, like others, will have suffered serious losses due to the pandemic and the match day income drying up. However, the club could work to sell the likes of Shaqiri, Wilson, Miller, Awoniyi, Origi, Grujic, Ojo, Larouci and even Tsimikas (who Napoli are interested in) to raise funds, and if they are looking to the future perhaps sacrifice one of the front three whilst they still have some value and look to add someone younger.}

8.) 27 Mar 2021 13:59:44
Thanks ed, i think the players on the list will make around £65m with a bit of luck maybe £75m if Edwards can work his magic. We could really do with the £30m we would have got from selling Gini.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have struggled to sell the likes of Grujic because of the asking price - with less money being available for players of this calibre, finding buyers might be difficult.}

9.) 27 Mar 2021 14:59:59
Very Interesting Ed002, thank you for that!

10.) 27 Mar 2021 17:14:03
Hi Ed 002,

Is it possible that Liverpool could use Tsimikas in a deal to sign Koulibaly?


{Ed002's Note - It might be possible but Tsimikas has little value so it would not help a great deal.}

11.) 28 Mar 2021 10:55:19
ed002 Am not sure what we would get for Shaqiri, Wilson, Miller, Awoniyi, Origi, Grujic, Ojo and Tsimikas. But I would take one good CB in place of all them if you added up all there minutes over the past 2 season for Liverpool would not even be much as a squad player. As for A Gini replacement I would like Sander Berge but more to help the rotating Fabinho so Henderson does not have to drop back there and let Jones cover Gini's place. But if not Sander Berge a young defensive midfielder as Fabinho is the only one that plays that role in are squad and when Henderson drops back there we lose so much. To the Sander Berge point will he have some sort of clause in his contract if sheff utd get relegated.

{Ed002's Note - Sander Berge (DM/CM) Sheffield United accept that Berge will move in the summer and are hopeful of an auction - Arsenal are keen to resolve issues surrounding a number of loan/fringe and unwanted players and are keen to add Berge or Bissouma as a replacement. West Ham don't want to sell Rice, but if they end up accepting an offer, then he is one of the options on their list. I am not aware of any approach by Liverpool or Spurs at this time but Mr Mourinho has tried to by Berge in the past.}

12.) 28 Mar 2021 12:35:36
cheers ed002 yeah Berge to spurs would be a good move for them they need a DM bad I think there midfield has not looked right since they sold Dembele balance has been wrong ever since.




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05 Jun 2022 09:55:44
Morning ed1.

Dont know if you have been asked but who do you 'think' will replace Mane and salah.

Secondly, who would you 'like' to replace them.

wiltshire red

{Ed001's Note - Diaz has replaced Mane. Not sure who will replace Salah, maybe someone like Raphinha. Personally I would wait until next summer and strengthen the midfield, as Salah is staying for another season. It is Firmino that needs replacing this year, with someone like Nkunku or Nunez.}

1.) 05 Jun 2022 10:20:11
Sorry Ed, did I not hear somewhere that firmino is staying or that he wants another contract and the club are interested? I thought there was chat on the site about it last week. Personally, I wouldn’t hate getting money for salah now and look to help rebuilding the team. Sadly I think we might have seen the best of the legend- especially with mane going. I’d trust in klopp to get the players in he wants and a decent preseason. Klopp just signed a new contract so I’d like to see him working and getting the youngsters like Jones, Elliot, carvalho and hopefully a kiddie from the youth team. I think whatever team starts the season finishes at least second. I think finishing second with youth and more to come is a far far better thing.

{Ed001's Note - we still need to replace Bobby even if he stays, he is coming to the end of his time as well. The 3 of them need to be gradually replaced and Diaz is just the beginning. Maybe Elliott or Carvalho can replace Bobby, but I am not sure.}

2.) 05 Jun 2022 10:45:54
I agree about Carvalho and Elliot, but I don't see Jones as being the future. To me, he hasn't improved his decision making from when he first burst onto the scene. Holds onto the ball too long, especially around our own box.

3.) 05 Jun 2022 11:04:06
Jones could do with a loan move to see how he does. He has been hit and miss this season playing a bit part role. A run of games will help his development. He might not prove to be good enough, but he won't improve sittin on the bench for us.

4.) 05 Jun 2022 11:07:33
I’m still hoping Jones gets a run and finds his feet. He’s a decent player right now. I could be wrong but something about his attitude suggests to me that he might have the aptitude to step up. I do think a few confidence boosting performances (maybe in preseason) could be massive for him. Day in day out looking at what Tiago does in training could really benefit him.

5.) 05 Jun 2022 11:17:51
Who replaces Origi Ed?
Also do you know if Mane is asking parity with Salah’s demands?
As it stands, Salah stays next year and leaves on a free, so does that free up funds for a 2 or 3 years new Mane deal perhaps?
Otherwise we need, imho, a top forward and a top midfielder in this Summer that can slot straight into the First XI and that won’t be cheap?

{Ed001's Note - does Origi need replacing? Surely the likes of Elliott, Carvalho and Bobby playing more will take any time he would have had.

I have no idea what Mane is asking sorry.

I would say we have the funds and that is not the issue. Just like it wasn't with Salah.}

6.) 05 Jun 2022 11:20:03
Last pre season Klopp tried Ox in the no 9 role. I might be wrong but I don’t think he played a competitive game in that position all season so I’m guessing it didn’t go to plan.

Pre season will be a big clue to us with what Klopp is thinking as we could very well see Elliot and Carvalho tried there.

We could also see a change in formation which allows us to play with a 10 as our workmanlike midfield kind of counteract themselves when we have 70% plus possession a game.

7.) 05 Jun 2022 11:22:35
He's been filling in for Tiago, so maybe he gets more game time next season as Tiago gets older, but there is a massive drop off at the moment mate. I have been watching Jones since the accademy days and like Elliot, they are attacking players trying to play in a midfield 3.Good luck to him though.

8.) 05 Jun 2022 11:26:26
Correct, 001. Keep Salah for another year and replace Firmino.

{Ed001's Note - it makes sense to me to let a forward bed in alongside Salah and with Bobby still around to teach him how to play the role.}

9.) 05 Jun 2022 12:07:04
Thanks Ed, I’m feeling a little better about the whole issue now lol.
That front 3 have been the spearhead of Liverpool for the past 4 or 5 years and have been so good, better than any of us dared hope I’d say.
It’ll be a sad sad day when they bow out.

{Ed001's Note - yes it will, but it has to happen mate.}

10.) 05 Jun 2022 12:42:14
Ed1 - with Mo staying this summer I am 100% on board with strengthening the midfield and giving ourselves a year to continue scouting for players up front. I really hope Bobby can get some consistent fitness next season. Between those 3, Jota with support from Carvalho, Elliot and Taki (hope he stays! ) I think we are covered well enough front for the new season.

{Ed001's Note - I really like Taki and would like to see him get more game time next season, but I can't see him staying, sadly.}

11.) 05 Jun 2022 13:58:07
100% agree Ed001, I think Taki could step up if given the chance. He's our 5th highest goal scores in all competitions this season and he has hardly played.

{Ed001's Note - he puts himself about so well, I would love to see him get a run of games.}

12.) 05 Jun 2022 14:57:54
I must say I haven’t even thought about the Reds after the Champions League final. The whole day was such a weird and gutting experience that I don’t know what to make of it.

I don’t know whether this is just a reflection of my mental state in general, but the build up to the match, the match itself and the aftermath all felt really uncomfortable and perverse to me. It didn’t feel right in so many ways. For us to lose it in that manner, having the better of possession but not being able to stick any chances away, didn’t leave me disappointed as much as it left me confused. All that build up for our season to end on a damp squib. I couldn’t help but wonder if we were really as good as i thought we were?

For the Final to go down in the way it did, what has happened since has only made me feel even worse. At a time when we should be reflecting, celebrating, hurting, we are instead embroiled in an prolonged episode of distasteful transfer drama. It would be one thing if we’d won it, but for Mane and Salah to have lost the final in that fashion, then immediately start talking to the press about transfers and contracts actually knocks me sick.

I can’t help but feel we need a refresh anyway, but more than that, i think this is the moment that both of their respective egos have grown too big for our club. Both players have always been guilty of missing too many chances or being too eager to shoot when a pass is on, and we haven’t scored in any of our cup finals this season. For them now to start throwing their weight around in public, demanding astronomical wages, it doesn’t sit right with me at all. I don’t think Salah wants 400k a week because he actually knows what he’s going to do with it, he just wants 400k a week to massage his own ego, to be able to say he’s the second best paid player in the league. Likewise, Mane’s demands are a direct response to Salah’s, as he has always felt a bit put out and under appreciated when compared to Salah.

Now the pair of them are dominating all the headlines and the situation seems to have become quite toxic. Mane is giving weird interviews and Salah has been at it for months. Our team is in a transition anyway, not just in terms of age but stylistically as well. I don’t think bringing in players like Diaz, Thiago, Carvalho and Elliott is a coincidence, I think we’re trying to move towards a side that are more comfortable and composed on the ball than the ones we have had previously. Not only do Salah and Mane not fit that in terms of their very direct and often wasteful play styles, but they’re now kicking up a stink that might just push themselves both out of the door prematurely.

Like i say, this could just be me having a bit of a moment and feeling weird about the footie recently, but the whole thing is making me very uncomfortable and i’d want shot of both of them immediately. We’ve been very good this season but fallen short at key moments. It’s clear we need a refresh to me and I think the pair of them seem to be forcing our hand. I’d feel a lot better going into the next season if we didn’t have any of this hanging over us with two replacements already in the door, say Nunez and Raphinha. I hope Klopp has the mettle to sort this mess out as soon as possible. This could prove to be one of the key moments in his Liverpool tenure, akin to when Ferguson legged Beckham or Keane because it had all become too much.

13.) 05 Jun 2022 15:13:53
Ed1 - can be hard to argue with klopp and coaches use of the bench cos we win so much. But I do wonder if we are missing an opportunity in not giving more minutes to the likes of Taki, Ox, Origi etc They obviously see them in training and there are obviously certain players trusted in the PL. but then there was a long period where it just felt like something different in midfield or upfront would have helped change the dynamic, perhaps freshen up things with a guy wanting to prove himself. Even thinking back to last season in the middle of our CB injury crisis it took week too long, imo, for Klopp to trust Nat and Rhys. Instead opting for makeshift option with guys he clearly trusts.

Interested in your thoughts here ed1 about how well we use the squad in the league and how you’d do it differently.

{Ed001's Note - exactly mate, Klopp is not perfect and he does tend to have a bit too much faith in some players and not enough in others. Salah might have been much fresher for the run in if he had been taken off more often to give Origi or Taki 30min here and there. Those two were much more clinical than Salah, Mane and Jota in the time they were on the pitch but never got enough minutes. Klopp is very like Shanks in many ways and being too faithful to players is one of them. Overall Klopp is great, but that doesn't mean there aren't times when he gets it wrong and we fall short because of it. But so many other ways he more than makes up for it by being the reason we are in the position we are in the first place!}

14.) 05 Jun 2022 15:36:31
Same here Woolback mate. I have stopped reading any news relating LFC or football On SM.

Just get to see snippets on Twitter in my TL. Think failing to beat Madrid trice and losing on both 'major trophies in one week has completely made me shut football/ Lfc related news 😌.

15.) 05 Jun 2022 15:52:32
AW I hope you’re well mate.

I might rub people up the wrong way on here at times but I never mean it intentionally and I’d hate to see any poster on here struggling mentally or physically.

16.) 05 Jun 2022 16:40:34
I say sell Salah, Mane, Keita, Neco, Phillips, consider selling Minamino.

That should bring in a decent wedge of money, bring in a number 9, maybe another winger if we sell Minamino for squad depth, and a centre midfielder who can play anchor and box up box. Then we’re sorted.

17.) 05 Jun 2022 16:34:41
Fully agree with you, Ed. I have always rated Taki since he ripped us a new one with RBS in the CL and he has definitely justified his place in the squad even tho, he rarely plays. 10 goals in all comps and a cornerstone in our Cup runs is not bad for 6th/ 7th choice forward who is hardworking, humble and is always ready to do what he is told and never sulks. I would keep him as well cos he is an invaluable member of the squad, IMO.

As for Klopp, I agree he should have rotated Salah and Mane a bit more esp since it was clear that they needed a blow towards the run-in there BUT that’s all hindsight stuff now. We just need to get the midfield signings right and if we can get a Raphinha in for the forward position or a striker who can play the Bobbie role, I think we will be solid for next season.

18.) 05 Jun 2022 17:06:07
I haven't seen any Liverpool players kicking up a stink.
I've seen hysterical drama queens reacting to out of context comments and quotes and clickbait articles, but nothing that suggests to me that any of the squad are throwing toys out of the pram.

19.) 06 Jun 2022 03:12:15
absolutely ed1 - can't help but thinking Taki would have given us a little more than Salah at some point during Mo's barren run! But it all starts with minutes. Who knows if it's the difference maker, but end of the day it is fine margins and perhaps this is one of them. And yes, we'll just have to live with it cos everything else Klopp does is great!



29 May 2022 19:11:26
Evening all.

If Mane goes, what about Sterling coming back?

Just a thought.

wiltshire red

1.) 29 May 2022 19:45:01
I think we need a striker, no more wingers who CAN play upfront.
Unless Salah moves into the middle, I'd rather we went all out for a proper forward, we create way more chances than we actually put away.

2.) 29 May 2022 19:46:05
Not even as a ballboy.
He burned his bridges well and truly.

3.) 29 May 2022 19:48:10
Diaz has already dislodged Mane hence the club hasn't offered him new contract.

We need to start addressing our weaknesses then just continue buying wide players 🙈.

4.) 29 May 2022 19:54:51
I can think of many things wrong with it.

Let's leave it as "not going to happen. "

5.) 29 May 2022 20:13:01
SM mate I know what went through your mind when u saw that post 😜🤣🤣.

6.) 29 May 2022 20:17:29
I don’t think we have any Sterling in the transfer kitty to buy Sterling.

On a serious note though it would be a no for me. His strength is running in behind. Opposition camp out on the edge of their box against us. He’d be running off the pitch more often than not.

7.) 30 May 2022 00:36:23
I never want to see Sterling play in a Liverpool shirt ever again. Even in a charity match.

8.) 30 May 2022 09:44:15
The club hasn't offered Mane a new contract yet they're trying to get him to renew his contract.



20 Apr 2022 20:24:54
Evening ed1, have a couple of questions if your about.

Naby Keita, you really laid into him this season as he has only shown fleeting glimpses of his abilities. Is never fit for more than 2/ 3 games. can't really argue with you but the last 6 or 7 games he has stayed fit. ish and seems to be playing a lot better and making a difference. He is even tackling, something you always said he shyed away from. Is this enough for you, should he still go.

Secondly. Curtis Jones/ Phil Foden. Seem to have gone in different directions this season. You fvoured CJ at the time but what do you think about them now.

Cheers matey.

wiltshire red

{Ed001's Note - on Keita, if it is enough for Klopp than that is enough for me, though he needs to keep it up throughout a whole season really.

Jones has been injured, so he has dropped a long way behind Foden at the moment, but I wouldn't touch Foden with a bargepole as he is trouble. His best mate was Mason Greenwood and he knocks around far too much Grealish and the wrong crowd. That is what worries me about him more than his ability. It is fine now to be misbehaving but catches up to you quickly.}

1.) 21 Apr 2022 04:32:53
Let’s not get carried away with naby lads he’s had a few decent games he’s here a few years and a few isn’t enough! I’m delighted he’d picking it up but let’s wait and see! I love Nottin better then a player making me eat my Words but as ed25 says one swallow don’t make a summer!

2.) 21 Apr 2022 08:28:46
Yeah, can’t wait until he fails and we all get back onto script. Or we could get behind one of our players who is hitting form eh? Who knows perhaps Klopp was right about the player he wanted.

3.) 21 Apr 2022 09:49:36
Keita's fitness record has been good enough this season (as have Ox and Gomez' btw. They just haven't been selected much. So maybe we've made some improvements on the medical end), he's only had one spell of about 6 games out through injury. So hopefully that's not a worry for him anymore.

Performance wise though, I've only been genuinely impressed with him three times: Man U, Benfica first leg and the FA Cup Semi Final against City. Now two of those are in his last three starts, so maybe he is going to finally really get going for us and the City performance will be the defining moment in his Liverpool career. Let's hope so.

I know I'm going to get it in the neck for not declaring him a player reborn (cos I did for not getting excited about his pre season form), but we've had false dawns with Naby before, so you'll have to excuse some caution.

As for Jones, I do think he'll become a good player. The main deficiency in his game is his decision making. And that hasn't gotten better this season, if anything it's worse. I think the only way he fixes that is by playing most games, which even without injuries, is going to be difficult for him here. Especially if Keita does string more performances together and then carries the improvement into next season.

So I think we need to look at a loan move for Jones so he can develop under less pressure. Whether the squad will be in a position both to have the numbers to not need him next season, but then have a place for him the following season is another matter. Cos there's no point in loaning him without a proper plan to re-integrate him into the squad afterwards.

I certainly wouldn't want to see us give up on the lad and sell him off at this point.

4.) 21 Apr 2022 09:49:36
Keita's fitness record has been good enough this season (as have Ox and Gomez' btw. They just haven't been selected much. So maybe we've made some improvements on the medical end), he's only had one spell of about 6 games out through injury. So hopefully that's not a worry for him anymore.

Performance wise though, I've only been genuinely impressed with him three times: Man U, Benfica first leg and the FA Cup Semi Final against City. Now two of those are in his last three starts, so maybe he is going to finally really get going for us and the City performance will be the defining moment in his Liverpool career. Let's hope so.

I know I'm going to get it in the neck for not declaring him a player reborn (cos I did for not getting excited about his pre season form), but we've had false dawns with Naby before, so you'll have to excuse some caution.

As for Jones, I do think he'll become a good player. The main deficiency in his game is his decision making. And that hasn't gotten better this season, if anything it's worse. I think the only way he fixes that is by playing most games, which even without injuries, is going to be difficult for him here. Especially if Keita does string more performances together and then carries the improvement into next season.

So I think we need to look at a loan move for Jones so he can develop under less pressure. Whether the squad will be in a position both to have the numbers to not need him next season, but then have a place for him the following season is another matter. Cos there's no point in loaning him without a proper plan to re-integrate him into the squad afterwards.

I certainly wouldn't want to see us give up on the lad and sell him off at this point.

5.) 21 Apr 2022 11:06:56
If Klopp is happy with Naby then I am happy with Naby. Klopp must be the only manager in world football that only plays with 10 men as he’s too stubborn to admit that Naby and Gini used to go missing. Or perhaps Klopp sees something that we don’t.

Will be interesting to see what we do with Jones next season. I think he’s a good midfielder (you can’t be anything but a good player to play in the premier league otherwise all of us armchair players would be playing there) but I can only ever see him being a good squad player for us at the moment. Which there is no criticism there as you need good squad players to compete. What I mean is I can’t ever see him being the first midfielder on the team sheet like a Fab or Thiago.

Elliot and Carvalho will also be here next season and all will be wanting minutes so the competition for Jones as well as the other 2 will be extremely tough. I could imagine maybe one of them going out on loan as it’ll be hard to get them all minutes but I suppose only time will tell.

I think Milner and Ox could be gone so obviously their minutes will be up for grabs but again both of them haven’t had lots and lots of game time this season with quite a few of their minutes coming outside of the midfield 3.

On a plus note I suppose it’s a great problem for Klopp to have.

6.) 21 Apr 2022 08:35:27
Agree with everything you have said, ED. The Keita we saw at RBL no longer exists, IMO. If this version of Keita suits Klop then like you, I'm here for it. As for Jones, I would take him over Foden any day. Why? Jones NEVER hides in games. Foden for majority of the time I've watched him this season, has been non existent. In fact, I forget he is on the pitch until he touches the ball. The off the field stuff? City are welcome to players like him and Grealish.

7.) 21 Apr 2022 08:35:45
It could be argued that Keita makes our first 3 in midfield although as Ed says, a full season not injured and inform would really make the difference. Thiago also, no doubting his quality, just needs to be fit more often than not. Add to that Jones and Elliott getting back to form then maybe our midfield wouldn't be so bad after all?

8.) 21 Apr 2022 12:33:41
Kudos to the medical team this season. I don't want to jinx it but they have done a great job with Matip, Naby and Ox. C.V. outbreak aside, availability of our players has been excellent this season.

On Naby, whilst I think he lacks the recovery pace, he is finally showing his many other qualities. He's both a good counterpresser (see his performances vs Kante and Silva) and is press resistant under pressure. He's also got a goal or two in his locker (the CL away games come to mind) . But, I am not deluded - he needs to keep this up if he wants a future at the club.

On current form though, he's making a case to get in our midfield ahead of Henderson. I love our captain but he's really struggling to influence games at the minute. PS I would be more than happy for Hendo to prove me wrong and repeat his Goodison performance on Sunday - which was his best of the season!

9.) 21 Apr 2022 12:34:24
Interesting one is Naby - Against the grain, I’ve always been a supporter, Injury has blighted career imo. I remember a few seasons ago he went on a run of games without being injured and we started to see the player. Then the inevitable happened, got injured and slipped back. I think we are starting to see a bit more from him again and if, by any chance, we can keep him fit, can be a good addition to the midfield. Big if!

10.) 21 Apr 2022 12:36:28
Foden and Grealish will never be great footballers absolutely impossible mark my words.

11.) 21 Apr 2022 14:02:49
Naby deserves credit. Prior to this season, he was shocking and seemed to coast in games. This season, have to give him his dues as he’s working a lot harder. I still think we can improve on him but he’s proven to be a useful squad member.

I’m a big fan of Curtis and think he has a lot of potential. Needs to learn to release the ball quicker but he’s young and has time. At this time, for me, he’s ahead of Elliott in a CM role. But foden is considerably ahead of him. Don’t know much about his personality but on pure footballing ability, he could be a great imo.

12.) 21 Apr 2022 13:45:55
Jones NEVER hides in games


13.) 21 Apr 2022 15:17:20
If you’d have asked me before the season started I’d have said Keita should be sold as he’d underperformed in his time here. However this season I think he has begun to show what he’s about and has played well for the most part. I’m sure that but for that awful challenge by Pogba he’d have gone from strength to strength.

As for Foden, Poundland Eminem lookalike who if it wasn’t for football would be twocking cars and fathering multiple illegitimate children on his council estate whilst smoking spice.

14.) 21 Apr 2022 18:12:44
Aorus, don’t laugh. Prove me wrong.

15.) 22 Apr 2022 01:47:04
I don’t get the hype with Foden. To be honest I haven’t seen that much of him but what I have seen doesn’t make you worry too much about what he might do against us. Maybe I’ve just seen him on 8 or 9 off days but I think, like Grealish, he is destined to be a small fish in a big pond.



03 Apr 2022 13:22:20
Complete morons. Just watched Rangets fans continually throwing coins at Celtic players.

Its not isolated. Its at both ends of the putch. There is broken glass in the goal that Joe Hart is in.

They can't handle losing.

Glad they will never be in the premier League. i hope.

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1.) 03 Apr 2022 14:21:36
I admit I took a glimmer of pleasure from $tevie doing well up there but I can now revert to detesting Ranger’s fans as I every did. Thoroughly unpleasant and always looking to whip up religious hatred. Totally agree that English football should be glad it wasn’t seduced by the overtures Rangers made to the Football League - a lucky escape by any one’s estimation.

2.) 03 Apr 2022 14:54:27
Off course putting windows in on a team bus is fine? Every club has morons.

3.) 03 Apr 2022 14:55:14
Is it every Rangers fan or a majority/ minority?

4.) 03 Apr 2022 16:34:36
Prefer Rangers to Celtic always have used to like Russel Latapy and others around that time. Fans are daft the world over!

{Ed0666's Note - I have a soft spot for Celtic due to King Kenny

5.) 03 Apr 2022 18:45:10
My dad and brother are both big rangers fans (I decided not to follow them and support my local team, Killie, for my sins), but neither of them are bigoted a-holes. There's not many rivalries with the religious background of the old firm, and that makes crazy people even crazier, but I don't like to tar everyone with the same brush.

6.) 03 Apr 2022 21:11:59
Didn’t we do this earlier in the season when someone suggested the Old Firm derby was one of the great British sporting events? Like I said at the time, it really isn’t.



03 Apr 2022 06:31:26
Morning all.

Ed1. I read this morning that Mo is is close to signing a new contract. Is this true?

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{Ed001's Note - it is impossible to say as i have no idea what that means in this respect. There has always been just one sticking point, so is that not close anyway? 🤷‍♂️

1.) 03 Apr 2022 12:55:13
He was supposedly close last night. I mean we all suspected footballers were dense but if it's taking him over 12 hours to write his name on the bottom of the contract maybe we've still been giving footballers too much credit and they're actually beyond being merely "dense".

2.) 03 Apr 2022 13:20:35
Money ed? or hopefully (because probably easier to compromise on) contract length?

{Ed001's Note - image rights.}

3.) 03 Apr 2022 14:53:16
Image rights? Let him keep them. Allisson’s more of a looker anyways.

4.) 03 Apr 2022 15:09:01
The needs has been rubbishd. From the Mirror? If it’s not Dave Maddock then, there’s nothing to see here. It’s not so, nothing to see here.

5.) 03 Apr 2022 15:59:06
Don’t believe the media rubbish because another media source said so.




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23 May 2022 20:03:27
ed, would a fee of £8million be about right for Williams?

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06 May 2022 13:57:04
What seano said.

I go to this site every day to see what the latest is.

Keep it up ed2matey


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28 Apr 2022 15:32:40
I don't think my wife realises how important this is. Im walking around with biggest smile.

She called me a berk.

After 34 years i might have married a 'dud'

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26 Apr 2022 08:04:04
Are we due any fee, or has this aleady been paid. And how much?

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15 Apr 2022 17:35:34
Ed2. Is there anybody you don't know about?

If i had all this info in my head, something else would fall out the other side. Like where i lived and what my name was.

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05 Jun 2022 10:01:05
What you daid Pompey.

Also never injured, never caused any problems and always seems to enjoy himself.

Personally, i would sooner keep him over Salah. just.

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02 Jun 2022 11:39:59
I would like to think we have already indentified a player in case salah goes.

As awesome as has been, i would sooner get a fee for him rather than let him see his contract out.

As ed2 said, do we really want a player who has eyes on a move. It won't be easy but the fee we would get would certainly help us get almost anyone we wanted.

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16 May 2022 13:07:46
Ahh midfeilder, plays for Bayern.

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Whats a meme?

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09 May 2022 11:12:33
Its amazing to think that we could potentially have lost 3 games over 2 seasons and not won the title in either year.

Shows that we really have to beat Citeh in our 2 games we play against them.

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