It's becoming a cliche now, but left-back is a priority position for Liverpool to fill this summer, and new reports today suggest that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has a potential solution in mind. According to a report on Spanish radio network Cadena Ser : "Atletico Madrid star Theo Hernandez is wanted by the greats of Europe, and clubs like Man City, Liverpool, Marseille, and Real have already asked about signing him". In a recent interview, Hernandez insisted that he's only focused on a return to Atletico this summer: "In the summer I will return to Atletico. I watch all their games, and now in June I will be returning there. I am very happy and motivated for that." Some info about ' excellent ' Hernandez: * 19-year old Atletico Madrid left-back. Currently on loan at Alaves. £21m buyout clause. * 28 apps for Alaves this season (4 assists). No senior apps for Atletico. * 16 apps for various France youth teams. * Jan 2017: Diego Simeone
22 Mar 2017
Deal Close: Klopp confirms he's 'completely convinced' Liverpool will sign 'brilliant' €38m star on a new contract
3/22/2017 06:30:00 pm | Jaimie K
Jurgen Klopp is convinced that Liverpool will soon reach an agreement with one of the club's most polarising players. In his pre-Man City press conference last week, Klopp told reporters : "We are in talks, and Emre likes to be here.” When asked this week about Can's contract situation, Klopp insisted : “We are completely convinced, he is convinced, I am convinced [that he'll sign]. It will happen, or not, but it’s a normal thing too. In this moment it’s all good.” This situation once again illustrates the fickleness and short-termism of some fans. Can's form has slightly improved over the last couple of weeks, so the prevailing view has suddenly changed from 'he's not good enough' to 'he's actually a great player!'. The constant flip-flopping really is hilarious. So Can had 1.5 good games over the last two weeks? Big deal! 120 minutes does not define a season, and Can's form should be considered in the in the context of the
Transfer Sensation: 'World-class' €90m superstar confirms he'd consider signing for 'Liverpool' in the future
3/22/2017 03:30:00 pm | Jaimie K
One of the world's best players has name-checked Liverpool as a possible future transfer destination. When asked this week about the possibility of a transfer to the Premier League at some point in his career, Barcelona star Neymar - who is close friends with Liverpool attacker Coutinho - admitted : "Someday, I would like to play in it [the Prem] yes. I admire Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool. These are the teams that are always there fighting". As any sane fan will concede, there's no chance that Neymar will every play for Liverpool, and I'm fine with that. Neymar is a a quality player, but he's also a greedy, showboating poser who (IMO) represents everything that's wrong with the millenial invasion of the modern game. Plus, alongside his constant (and shameless) tapping up of Coutinho , Neymar (indirectly) dissed Gerrard back during the 2012-13 season. Speaking to reporters at a Brazil training camp in February 2013, he observed : "
3/22/2017 06:29:00 am | Jaimie K
Arsenal legend Ian Wright recently urged Liverpool to sign ' fantastic ' Burnley star Michael Keane, and new reports this week suggest that the coveted defender is on Jurgen Klopp's radar for the upcoming summer transfer window. When asked last week who Liverpool should sign this summer, Wright told BBC Radio Five Live: “Michael Keane. He looks like a very good defender". According to the Liverpool Echo : "[After] being impressed by his displays for Burnley, Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Michael Keane . Some info about Keane: * 24-year old central defender, who can also play at right-back. Contract expires: 2018 * Spent four years at Manchester United (2011-2015) * Burnley : 102 apps (12 goals/assists). Won the Championship title in 2016. * Dec 2016 : Rejected Burnley's new contract offer. * Jan 2017 : When asked about transfer rumours, Keane told reporters : “I don’t let it affect me. I’m really happy at Burnley, but it is flattering to see
21 Mar 2017
3/21/2017 10:37:00 pm | Jaimie K
Last week, Dinamo Zagreb official Zdravko Mamic confirmed that the Croatian club is keen to sign Marko Grujic on loan, but what Liverpool fans think about the possibility of a deal? Speaking to Croatian newspaper Blic , Mamic claimed: “I wanted to bring in Andrija Zivkovic, but I failed, so now I’m trying to get Marko Grujic on loan from Liverpool FC, a former player for Red Star, to help the club” . After Grujic's first injury-ravaged season at Anfield, a loan deal arguably makes perfect sense, but some Reds fans appear to disagree. I conducted a poll over the weekend asking fans if Liverpool should send Grujic on loan, and a whopping 74% of participating fans voted NO . The question appears to be moot, though, as Grujic's agent has dismissed the speculation. Speaking to Mozzart Sport, Zoran Stojadinovic, insisted : "Grujic is not a realistic option. Liverpool have big plans for Marko. Last winter they didn't even want to hear about anything to do with a p
3/21/2017 07:36:00 pm | Jaimie K
It looks like Liverpool's long pursuit of one of France's most prolific striker may finally be over, and once again, the Reds appear to have fallen on stony ground. Liverpool have been constantly linked with Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette over the last few years, with the most recent link coming at the beginning of March, when The Mirror claimed: "[Liverpool] Reps have sounded out Lyon and made it clear the Reds admire him [Lacazette] greatly." Soon after, French journalist Julien Laurens claimed : "He [Lacazette] will go to England. Liverpool, Arsenal or Tottenham. You will have to pay around £40m or £50m." Well, Lacazette will apparently not 'go to England'. According to a report on Sky Sports today: * Lacazette has agreed to sign for Atletico Madrid next season. * The striker and his agent met with Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil last month and reached a 'verbal agreement'. In my view, this is a massive blow for the Reds. La
Contact Made: 'World-class' striker who wants LFC transfer confirms 'talks with Liverpool'. Klopp to Sign?
3/21/2017 04:41:00 pm | Jaimie K
After months of speculation, one of the world's most coveted young attacking players has confirmed Liverpool's transfer interest. Liverpool have been regularly linked with FC Rostov striker Sardar Azmoun this season, and when asked this week about a possible transfer to Anfield, the Iranian attacker told SCLD : "There were talks with Liverpool in the past transfer window [but] I didn't feel the time was right. I would've ended up playing a few games and then spent a great deal of time on the bench as Liverpool were only looking to fill a void for a particular part of their season". In my view, Azmoun clearly made the right decision. Why move just to sit on the bench? More young players should follow his example instead of chasing money and fame at such an early age. Recent transfer timeline: * Oct 2016 : The Guardian claimed: "Liverpool are monitoring Azmoun and considering an offer". * Nov 2016 : ESPN reported: "A source has told ES
Great News: Liverpool now free to sign 'extraordinary' £26m midfielder who's like 'Kante'. Replace Can?
3/21/2017 07:34:00 am | Jaimie K
Liverpool continue to be linked with one of the Bundesliga's standout players, and new reports suggest that the Reds have a great chance of sealing a deal. In recent weeks, multiple reports have claimed that Liverpool are keen to sign RB Leipzig sensation Naby Keita this summer, and according to the Liverpool Echo over the weekend: "If Liverpool want to sign Naby Keita, they are going to have to shell out £26m. Leipzig will only sell Keita for £26m". Liverpool's interest is legit, and Keita confirmed this in October, when he told reporters: "Arsenal, and Man City...were interested in signing me, and Liverpool as well". Liverpool arguably need at least one combative midfielder, and Reds fans seem keen on the deal. I conducted a poll last week asking fans if LFC should sign Keita, and a whopping 91% of participating fans voted YES to the deal. Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangwick is obviously keen for Keita to stay, and in a recent intervi
Replace Coutinho? 'Brilliant' €50m attacker responds to Liverpool rumours; confirms he's 'available' to sign 'new contract'
3/21/2017 05:46:00 am | Jaimie K
Liverpool are currently linked with a move for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne, and the Italian striker has now responded to rumours linking with a summer move abroad. Earlier this month, Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato claimed : "After missing out on Pulisic and Dembele, Jurgen Klopp is keen to sign Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne, who still hasn't reached a new agreement with the club". When asked on Monday about interest from the Premier League, Insigne told Rai Sport : "A new contract? It takes two to tango. I told the president that I'm available, but it's up to him. I'm doing the best I can, and, as long as the club keeps making great plans, I'm in". Liverpool have been linked with Insigne several times this season: * Oct 2016 : Italian football expert Ciro Venerato claimed : "Insigne's agent received a call from Jurgen Klopp". * Oct 2016 : Further reports in Italy claimed that Insigne was trying to 'force a move t
20 Mar 2017
3/20/2017 07:45:00 pm | Jaimie K
In January, Liverpool were linked with ' excellent ' Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi, and according to the Italian club's general manager, the 22-year old will be allowed to leave this summer...for the right price. When asked over the weekend about Berardi's future, Giovanni Carnevali told Radio Rai : “We hope Berardi can become a legend at Sassuolo, but if any club wants to sign him they will have to match his price-tag, which is Forty million. That is a fair price.” Recent transfer timeline: * Jan 2016 : Italian newspaper Gazetta di Modena claimed that Liverpool sent scouts to watch Berardi in action. * Oct 2015 : The Liverpool Echo reported: "Klopp's number one target...is Domenico Berardi". Some info about Berardi: * Versatile 6'1 forward who can play on both wings; as a lone striker, or a second striker. * Sassuolo : 56 goals/44 assists (1000 in 151 apps (One every 111 mins) * This season : 13 goals/assists in 17 apps (One ev