20 Feb 2017

Confirmed: Liverpool 'asked about' signing 'superb' £60m powerhouse; Gerrard and Carra want transfer

Ex-Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Liverpool missed out on signing one of the world's most coveted defenders during his time at Anfield. Over the last few months, Liverpool have been constantly linked with ' superb ' Saints defender Virgil Van Dijk, and in January, Steven Gerrard joined ex-Reds Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp, and Jan Molby in calling for his old club sign the £60m -rated defender. Van Dijk is destined to leave this summer, and whoever signs the Dutchman will inevitably have to pay through the nose to seal the deal. According to Rodgers, though, Liverpool could've signed Van Dijk for peanuts. In a recent interview with ESPN, he claimed: "Virgil van Dijk could have jumped from Celtic to Liverpool. When I was at Liverpool I asked about van Dijk, but I was told he wouldn't be for us at the time. There was an issue with [LFC's] scouts." Van Dijk cost Celtic just £2.6m. £2.6m! If Liverpool weren't so negligent, he

Next Coutinho? 'Incredible' €90k-a-week Brazilian sensation responds to 'Liverpool' transfer rumours

One of Liverpool's current transfer targets has responded to growing speculation about a summer transfer to Anfield. Last week, a report posted on the official LFC website claimed that Liverpool reps flew out to France to watch Bordeaux striker Malcom, who recently admitted that he 'wants to play for a big club in the Champions League'. When asked on Sunday about a possible move to the Premier League, Malcom told reporters : “This thing of Liverpool, Manchester - I’m very calm. I only think about Bordeaux today. I want to do my job well and give French fans joy". Some info about Malcom: * 19-year old right-winger, who can also play LW, and number-10. Contract expires: 2020. * Bordeaux : 12 goals/assists in 42 apps (One every 223 mins). * Corinthians : 12 goals/assists in 54 apps (One every 308 mins) * Scouting Report : "Technically excellent. Difficult to catch with/without the ball. Nailed down Bordeaux's RW position. Will be difficult to ou

'New Bale' to Anfield? Klopp keen to sign 'excellent' £15m record-breaker. Liverpool favourites to sign

Liverpool remain interested in signing one of the rising stars of the Championship. Earlier this month, The Mirror claimed that Liverpool are in 'pole position' to sign Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon, and according to the Daily Mail : "Sessegnon has been scouted many times, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd, City and Bayern interested [in a transfer]". Liverpool were also linked with Sessegnon in September 2016, when the Express claimed that the Reds made and 'official enquiry' about the £15 -rated attacker. Some info about Sessegnon, who is nicknamed the 'new Gareth Bale': * 16-year old left-back. Can also play left-wing. Contract expires: * This season : 7 goals/assists in 18 apps for Fulham. * Aug 2016: Became the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Championship. * Sep 2016 : Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic enthused: "We believe he [Sessegnon] has a very bright future. Always when I give him the chance, he is perf

19 Feb 2017

Deal Close: Liverpool agree massive record-equalling deal for 'brilliant' £50m attacker

One of Liverpool's most inconsistent players has reportedly agreed a gigantic new deal. Earlier this month, The Telegraph claimed: "Talks between Adam Lallana and his representatives over a new deal are at an advanced stage" . Now, The Mirror reports: "Adam Lallana has agreed a fresh £150,000-a-week deal at Anfield [and] will pocket £31.2m over the course of the new contract" So, The Telegraph's earlier story wasn't a nightmarish hallucination (!) Sorry, but this is just sickening. £150k-a-week [for is totally undeserved, but it's indicative of Liverpool's penchant for handing players massive contracts without considering the future implications. For example: the Reds handed Reina, Johnson, Enrique huge long-term deals, and then struggled to get rid of them once their form hit the skids. Meanwhile, Liverpool hemorrhaged money, which inexorably led a concerted effort to reduce the wage bill. You'd think the club would learn from

Transfer Update: Klopp still desperate to sign 'unbelievable' £10m sensation. Liverpool offer made already in 2016

Jurgen Klopp is set to reignite his interest in one of Liverpool's previous transfer targets. Last summer, Liverpool were regularly linked with a move for Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell, and the time, reports claimed that Anfield was Chilwell's 'preferred destination'. Liverpool made several offers for Chilwell, but according to Ex-Times journalist Tony Barrett : "The £10m fee Leicester were seeking for Chilwell went beyond what Klopp thought reasonable and the deal was not done". Well, despite the fact that Chilwell - who, according to Claudio Ranieri , is 'unbelievable' and 'outstanding' - still has only 4 Premier League appearances to his name, Klopp is back in the race. According to the Daily Express today: "Klopp has been keeping tabs on Chilwell since last summer and rates him among the finest prospects in the country. Klopp is ready to offer around £10m". I remain unenthused at the prospect of Alberto More

Confirmed: 'Incredible' striker who told friends he's signing for Liverpool 'will' leave soon. Next Sterling?

Andrea Conte has all but confirmed that one of Liverpool's current transfer targets is leaving at the end of the season. On Thursday, The Mirror claimed: "Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke...has told friends he will join the Reds. Liverpool will be forced to pay a tribunal fee, which could be as high as £8m". The Daily Mail further added: "Chelsea have refused to meet Solanke's wage demands, with his representatives asking for a £50,000-a-week salary". When asked on Friday if Solanke is leaving, Conte told reporters : “I should have a crystal ball to tell his future. I think [he will leave). I think this is his will. I wish for him and his family the best." Managers often shy away from revealing anything concrete in public about transfers, but Conte makes it pretty clear that Solanke will be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer. Will Solanke end up at Liverpool, though? I personally hope not, and I've outlined my opposition to this deal

Contact Made: Liverpool in talks to sign 'extraordinary' €23m attacker who who 'texts' Klopp

It looks like last year's most tedious transfer saga is all set to ramp up again this summer. Liverpool were endlessly linked with Mario Gotze during Klopp's debut season at Anfield, and according to The Mirror this weekend: "Liverpool are lining up a summer move for Mario Gotze. Jurgen Klopp wants a reunion with the attacker, and talks about an end-of-season switch have taken place". Prior to re-signing for Borussia Dortmund, Gotze was reportedly 'keen' to sign for Liverpool, but when it came to the crunch, his pre-existing relationship with Jurgen Klopp made zero difference. Gotze is yet to publicly reveal his reasons for rejecting Liverpool, but German hero Lothar Matthaus offered the following withering view on the subject: "Why would he Gotze join a club that does not even play in the Champions League?" To be fair, Liverpool finished 8th in the league last season, so it's hard to begrudge Gotze's decision to sign for a team i

18 Feb 2017

Deal Almost Done: Liverpool very close to sealing transfer for exciting attacker. Pogba MK2?

Liverpool are reportedly on the verge of bringing another exciting young player to Anfield. According to the Liverpool Echo : "Liverpool are close to signing of France youth international Yasser Larouci [who] is expected to agree a deal to switch to the club’s Academy in Kirkby" Some info about Larouci: * 16-year old attacking midfielder. Captain of Le Havre's U16 team. Currently a free agent after rejecting a contract at Le Havre. * Dec 2016: Reportedly 'impressed' scouts after a trial period at Southampton. * Manchester United are also reportedly tracking Larouci. * Scouting Report : "Quick and strong in the dribble. Constant threat in the final third. Skilled in speedy transitions and high press". * After Larouci rejected a new contract, the director of Le Havre's training center, Johann Nouvel, told reporters : "He [Larouci] had to have his contract signed before 1 st July 2016. We've taken up the matter with the Legal C

Anfield MegaDeal: Klopp desperate to sign 'exceptional' €43m attacking sensation. Liverpool's top target

Who is Liverpool's top target this summer? On Friday, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Liverpool are 'in talks' with 'players and agents' ahead of the summer transfer window, and according to the Liverpool Echo : "The ECHO understands that Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt is one of the Reds' top targets". In recent weeks, several other credible news outlets have also claimed that the allegedly ' exceptional ' Brandt is Liverpool's top target, including ESPN , which recently claimed that: * Brandt remains Klopp's 'primary target' for the summer window. * Liverpool have already made an official bid for the 20-year old. If this is true, then it's hard to understand how a comparatively inexperienced 20-year old can be LFC's top target. The Reds need wing options, but are we to believe that Brandt is the key to Liverpool's success next season? One thing's for sure: Brandt's stats will have to improve

Confirmed: 'Phenomenal' £30m Liverpool star sent home from Klopp's La Manga training camp due to a 'virus'

One of Liverpool's senior players has been sent home from Liverpool's 'Jolly Boys' Outing' to La Manga. On Wednesday, the Echo reported: "Daniel Sturridge...missed morning and afternoon training sessions today due to a virus. Sturridge was assessed by the Reds’ medical staff [who] hope he will be well enough to train later in the trip". On Friday, a statement on the official LFC website confirmed : "Daniel Sturridge will return home...due to a virus. Sturridge's condition hasn't improved and he will fly back to Merseyside before resuming training at Melwood as soon as he is well enough". Even when he's physically fit, Sturridge - recently hailed by Steven Gerrard as a 'phenomenal goalscorer - still manages to find a way to miss out on important fitness/conditioning sessions. He really is giving new meaning to the phrase 'perpetual sicknote'. If £30m -rated Sturridge really has a virus, then his early return m