1/20/2013 10:45:00 pm

'He's a very good player' - Dalglish admits that he scouted £8m Remy for LFC

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has admitted that he scouted new QPR signing Loic Remy during his second stint at Anfield.

In his column for The Mirror today, Dalglish described QPR's record breaking £8m signing of Remy as a 'bold move', but hinted that the striker may not have the commitment required to help the London club battle against relegation. He observed:

"I watched striker Remy a couple of times when I was in charge at ­Liverpool. He is a very good player.

"Remy is in the middle of a relegation fight now and, no matter how much talent he has, he will have to show total commitment to the cause if he is going to help QPR escape".


Prior to his QPR transfer, Remy was linked with a move to Anfield on several occasions, and before Euro 2012, the player's agent, Frederic Guerra revealed that Remy wanted to play for Liverpool:

"He [Remy] is ideally suited for the English game. He is determined to go to the Premier League, and his heart is set on playing for Liverpool. Remy is pure gold...He has great pace and that is something Liverpool need in attack".

Remy scored on his debut for QPR yesterday, and with Djibril Cisse leaving on loan to Qatar, the Frenchman is now the club's number one striker.

To be honest, for £8m, it would've been great see see Remy at Liverpool, who still arguably need another first-team striker.

Jaimie Kanwar

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91 Comments :

trutherts said...

it seems that dalglish and comoli scouted some class players it is just such a shame that the decided to go down the root of over paying for duds instead of paying reasonable fees for top players

Tbollix said...

He should be available in the summer on the cheap, after QPR go down they won't want to pay his wages, and he won't want to play in the championship

RAFASdaysWEREtheGLORYdays said...

Man City want £31m for Ballotelli so i would offer Carroll and ask for Balloteli and £4m in cash to make the deal happen.Ballotelli is only 21 so fits into the yanks profile,amd him and Suarez would set the world alight.Man City could also pay half of his wages to help   push the deal through.

Stavroskyrtsosthess said...

we dont need a striker,we need a winger more than a striker.
look at our strikers:Suarez,Sturridge,Borini
it's not the best setup but they do their job well enough
look at our wingers:Sterling,Downing,Assaidi(Copa Africa)
what do we need more???
YNWA
Come summer i'd love a pacey winger down the right flank.Downing is so bad

Jay said...

I'm not sure Remy is any better than Cisse tbh - I understand QPR taking the risk to try to escape relegation by any means necessary though.

I'm much happier to have Sturridge as the versatile, pacey striker than Remy. Another centre forward target should be a power player, but with pace (more like Ba, than Carroll). 

Alternatively, another quick goalscoring wide-forward to replace Downing will do nicely...

Jay said...

I don't understand how everybody was wailing about Sturridge's apparent attitude at every opportunity, but loves Balotelli so much. 

That guy is one of the few instances where I'd say his mental issues are too much to bother with him, irrespective of his (occassional) on pitch value.

jermblake said...

Suarez and Balotelli together!? Jaimie would end up at the training ground with his visitors pass, just like that bulgarian hitman

Jay said...

I get what you're saying, but Suarez and Sturridge are both equally good out wide in a 3 man attack. At which point we'd have Borini as the only option through the middle.

As long as one is brought in - either a quality centre-forward or a quality wide forward - worthy of starting alongside Suarez & Sturridge, I'll be happy

VermHat said...

I think he is a good player and will do well in the Premiership (quick and very good in the air) but I'm not convinced he is good enough for Liverpool. I don't think he could ever be an elite striker due to his average (from what I've seen, and I've seen a good amount of him) technique and unremarkable game intelligence.

A few years ago I really wanted Liverpool to sign him, but he doesn't seem to have kicked on much in that time.

£8mil will probably prove a good deal, provided he has a good attitude.

Bill Ward said...

Why would Man City want Carroll? He's crap and always injured.  The board wont risk spending any more money because they know West ham will send him back with a thanks, but no thanks in the summer.

L4red said...

Met this absolute honeynut loop in my local last night who swears the rafa at chelski is an imposter, he said if you look at his goatee with a magnifying glass & compare it with the rafa at anfield theres a definite difference, amazing!!!! Its a conspiracy to sink chelski with its roots in a t.v shop in birkenhead, mind blowing!!! Ive promised to let the guy buy me another 10 pints tomorrow so he can tell me what really happened to ian rush,s muzzy :)

Bricot said...

Don't know why people keep slating downing. Do u actually watch any of the games? He has been one our best players recently. His cross to set up sturridge was world class.

Jason Carr said...

i think the people that slate downing and hendo ect are trying to justify kennys sacking and the appointment of rodgers the messiah

Baxter SA Red said...

Since Remy never played under BR the chances of him coming in were always nil, I see we lost out on Sneijder as well....surprise surprise. Players like Suarez, Gerrard and Reina must be so frustrated at Liverpool at the moment, Saurez will almost certainly leave in the summer. 

I will not be at surprised to see a mad scramble and a panic buy as the January window draws to a close, we have a management structure with no experience and too many players with only limited experience, and everyone seems to be making it up as they go along, I just hope that the damage that is done does not take ten years to sort out. So far I am far from impressed with BR's buying record but I appear to have been wrong about Sturridge so who knows maybe he will buy a decent experienced player. 

has12aq34ws said...

With Borini Sturridge and Suarez do Liverpool need another first team striker

Faidhi Izzat said...

if Dalglish thinks Loic Remy is good player for Liverpool, then why the hell did he signed Andy Carrol rather than Remy in the first place? Bullshit!

anteater said...

Anybody else on here who'd have prefered 8m Remy to 35m Carroll?

RedWill said...

Downing has played well in the last few games and has improved alot. Sturridge getting on the end of the Downing cross was interesting as he has been putting balls like that into the box for a long time but nobody has been making the runs to turn them in. Strurridge could be just what Downing needs to revitalize his Liverpool career. 

Mark Whitelaw said...

He definitely has some pathological mental issues but I actually like him as a person, for some reason.  

Mark Whitelaw said...

That's a no brainer, mate. But, having Sturridge for £12m and seeing what he's done so far, and he's not even fully fit or ingrained into our system yet, is frightening. I bet Torres has been watching Sturridge and wondering 'what if?'. He should have bit his petted lip and stayed on until June and then reassessed. He could have been better than he was if he was in the side right now with the amount of chances we're making. Sturridge will, hopefully, go on to be a prolific striker in this team. I can see both he & Suarez racking up 20+ goals every season, hopefully Borini can chip in with around 15 of his own too.

I suppose what i was impressed with on Saturday was the team's confidence after losing to the Mancs last weekend. Taking that confidence down to the Emirates on the 30th will put us in with a good shout to get a result.

anteater said...

Yep, but I think that Torres was, kind of, finished anyway. he had lost a yard or two in pace and that was one of his best assets. Glad someone was willing to pay so much money for him. Guess his next move will be worth about 10m in fees.

anteater said...

Have to admit that I, too, slated Downing more than once, but to be fair, in his unproductive last season with us he still created quite a few chances only for no-one being there to take them. Downing still isn't world-class, or even very good, but he isn't bad either. Unfortunately I can see him go hiding in any of the bigger matches.

anteater said...

It is a now very popular myth that Rodgers only signs players who have played under him before. Out of six signings he has made, only two have been at the same club as him in the past (and at the same time). Those are Allen and Borini. Sturridge was at Man City when Rodgers was at Chelsea, while Brendan never had any coaching capacity at Leverkusen (Yesil), Real Madrid or Dortmund (Sahin) or Heerenveen (Assaidi).

anteater said...

Please no. There are quite a few players that should never wear our shirt, not even in their sparetime. One of those is Balotelli, another would be Barton.

Deaththekid said...

Yeah right...and maybe he scouted michu too? Kenny Dalglish should just shut the f#ck up. It is because of him and his catastrophic transactions in the transfer market that we are where we are right now. Had he spent the 20 million for downing on juan mata and the 35 million for caroll on sergio aguero, we would have made top 4 last year and our owners would have been more willing to invest big money into our squad again this year...Now BR is forced to buy 10 million pound players only...

Jay said...

Exactly - the big mistake was spending that ridiculous sum on an unproven, young targetman, after receiving an even more ridiculous sum for a past it striker.

Torres is in the same boat as Reina for me - somebody living purely on his past reputation, while being nothing more than average in his position now.

Jay said...

tbf most clubs are probably scouting hundreds of players so could say the same comments about any player that eventually becomes a success somewhere else. 

maljames said...

You are still valuing Carroll at £35m?? More realistically, it would be Liverpool offering Carroll and about £10m (I'm valuing Balotelli at about £28m tops, and Carroll at £17m; which is probably what Liverpool should have paid)). Actually, I don't think City would look at that. Would they want Carroll? I doubt it.

If you don't like what i say, blame the clowns who spent £35m on carroll in the first place.

Jay said...

yes we do

Tuomas Pukki said...

im glad we got sturridge instead of remy. I am also glad we dodged the sneijder deal. Been reading a lot abpout Coutinho to liverpool in last couple of days. A tricky brazilian kid with great pace and goals in his boots. Able to play wide, upfront or as attacking midfielder, bags of potential, just the player liverpool needs.

today paper talk is that we are working on 2 signings instead of 1. can only hope its Coutinho, and preferrably Yann M'vila if we can snatch the deal from QPR. Another enforcer to midfield would be welcome.

how about a blog on both of them boys Jamie?

maljames said...

The thing that justifies "Kenney's sacking" was the amount of money spent on players with the result of worse performances thsan before those players came in

maljames said...

Mata and Aguero would not have come to a club not offering CL

Jay said...

Not really; Downing has been pure sh!te for well over a year. And there's no need for fan's to justify Kenny's sacking - he's gone. Simple as.
Besides I've seen even more people dogging Allen recently than Downing & Henderson anyway.It's just the group-think mentality of football fans.

Tuomas Pukki said...

 i dont think reina has become a bad keeper. I think he would still have it in him if he would give a ****. completely different demeanor with Jones and Reina, i wouldnt mind Jones playing as first choice till end of season.

Tuomas Pukki said...

 Dalglish loves his british teams. propably wouldve signed british players even without sign young british policy. I am glad that Hendo and Downing are starting to perform though. might be decent purchases after all

Jay said...

I slate Downing because he's been absolutely sh!te for well over a year. If you are impressed because of a couple of good performances (notably, against Sunderland and against Norwich)  once he realises he is about to be shipped out, then more fool you. Hopefully Rodgers isn't fooled also, and still brings in a much needed upgrade, asap.

Downing plays as part of a front three, is 28 years old and is one of the club's biggest wage earners, therefore he should be expected to be a consistent match-winning performer for us. And he isn't. Not by a long shot.

Dann said...

Jaimie were you invited at Gerrard's gala dinner yestedray?

Tuomas Pukki said...

We need to climb up only one place Jason and he has topped Kennys performance from last year, and dont get me started on Carling cup!

and we have greatly sliced our wagebill. constantly fielded youth from our academy. and come end of year i want to see how he worked with agents during transfers, wouldnt be too surprised if that colossal money loss to agents from last year is cut more than in half.

Oh and we are still in Europe and challenging for FA cup. you never know 

Tuomas Pukki said...

im willing to cut him some slack if he performs to this level from now to end of season. he has been bad for year and half, and good for 5 games. 

Tuomas Pukki said...

lets get them both! =P
 

Deaththekid said...

I was born in the late 80`s so I only really started supporting LFC in the 90`s. Out of the 4 managers coaching LFC, here is my ranking(from best to worse):

1. Gerrard Houiller: We won 5 trophy in one year.
2. Rafa Benitez: We won champions league.
3. Roy Hodgson: At least he got raul meireless right.
4. Kenny Dalglish: Who in their right mind would have spent 35 million for Andy Caroll?
 

Jason Carr said...

we won the carling cup and got 2 the fa cup final lets see were what we end up with at the end of the season i predict nothing,so what if we finish one place above big deal still no champions league,agents fees will have dropped we have signed nobodies under rodgers

Jason Carr said...

ok fine so why is rodgers still in a job oh i forgot hes spent nothing and were in a cup final and flying in the league

Jason Carr said...

don,t talk rubbish,why did we not sign sniejder because fsg don,t want top players top players mean top wages something fsg will not pay

Jason Carr said...

you can read as many papers as you want but i think your in for a dissoppointment 

Dann said...

 Nobody needs to justify Kenny's sacking. He was poor and everyone knows that. End of.

Alanable said...

God no! Hes a good player and provides quality entertainment, but he attracts too much bad press. And we already have Suarez doing that!

OriginalChan said...

Wages & CL football = Aguero

Never had a chance of signing of him, as long as the guys higher up the food chain were interested (in terms of CL and wage budgets)

Zanatos said...

I think we need another striker or rather a Wide forward, but not first on the list. Due to the fact that area is ok for now, I would prefer either a new DM or a new Mid, or Left back, although I think the left back can wait, as I really like Glen there.

Zanatos said...

tbh I would have prefered to just give 8mil to charity, as I think even then we would only lose 8mil, where as the Carroll deal I can see us losing about 20mil

Zanatos said...

Or because Snejider hasn`t been that great for two years now, and he cares more about money than football. I think the problem with Snejider is that people think of the Snejider from 2010 not today.

Add to that Suarez is a top player, we seem to be paying his wages? Gerrards too etc.

Zanatos said...

I think it is Countinho and Ince, but both just rumors (as in that were want both, and will bid high enough). I would love M`Vila but just have a hunch we aint going for him, which is a shame as he would be brilliant for us

anteater said...

Hm, I am not sure on Reina to be honest. His form has been poor given the high standard he has set himself, but that may not be down to losing something. It's not as if he could have lost pace. Do reflexed decline at such a rate? Or positional sense? He hasn't had a brain injury. I think it's a mental thing with him. For a few years he might have been thinking to himself that he deserved better than us. In that case he is free to leave (but not on a free of course).

anteater said...

Guess they would at some stage start a fight between themselves during a match. Such loveable chaps.

123 said...

Time to call in Agents Mulder and Scully...

anteater said...

Yep, there are many ways to spend 8m or 35m better than we did.

OriginalChan said...

We can only afford to pay so many players at that level of wages. After Suarez signature on his latest contract, can't think of anyone in recent times that we have paid top dollar for, in terms of wages. Proof is in the pudding, so I can see where Jason is coming from, as to date, they haven't pushed the boat in terms of wages since Suarez. Although I think its understandable FSG doing that as we haven't got CL money and we have had a considerably high wage bill for a side that doesn't play CL football (although I'm sure that has been trimmed somewhat after the last summer's departures but still, without CL football, they will be conservative with wages and rightly so).

anteater said...

Coutinho has quite some injury record.

anteater said...

Great seeing someone giving Gerard Houllier some recognition. Reading loads of comments in the past few years gave the impression as if there wasn't ever a manager prior to Rafa.

Zanatos said...

Of course, but in the case of just Snejider, do you think it was purely wages as to why we didn`t get him? Maybe it was, but I`m glad we didn`t.

Zanatos said...

Really? I didn`t think it was that bad at all. I might have missed something though.

He is a exciting young player, the only worry is that he can have a habbit of not using the ball well, and trying to either go round to many people and lose it, or pick the wrong pass. He def has talent though, which would need work to make a star. I guess the question is, right now, do we need that risk, or do we go for someone more proven, as it is looking like he aint gunna be under 10mil. That said there aint many top players for under 10mil these days.

Jason Carr said...

suarez his not on massive money compared to lots of players at other club ,but i do not think we will have to worry about suarezs wages for long as i am sure he will go soon and who can blame him

OriginalChan said...

imo, a mixture of things that includes wages. I don't see us spending big on wages on a player, as long as we are without CL money and that is not even taking into consideration what planning they are alleged doing for the impact of FFP (which they seem to be in favour of anyway) or something similar. But who knows, they could surprise me. As I say, proof is in the pudding.

anteater said...

According to transfermarkt he is currently injured, had a broken tibia this season, too (maybe the information they provide is flawed as I can't see such an injury healing within three weeks), had some back problems last season, as well as another unknown injury and knee problems the season before last.

Jay said...

tbh I preferred Evans to any of his successors.

It could just be a case of looking on my youth with rose tinted spectacles though. Or maybe it could be the shifting focus towards finances from football, the growth of excuses & acting and the advent of the internet that has coloured my view of modern football and the protagonists involved.

yahoo-X5CX25AU3ROVDAHOAWU2IX7DHI said...

Hear! Hear!

Liverpool For Me said...

Ballotelli is way overated and Liverpool need better . He will cost Liverpool an arm and a leg and not be anywhere near the price paid .

Rather than give Caroll away for peanuts bring him back to Anfield . Yes Kenny certainly was crazy to pay 35 Million but he still is a quality striker who can use his feet well . So Brendan saying he will not fit into Liverpools style is unjustified without even giving the guy a chance . Brendan would rather give him away . Crazy I think

Deaththekid said...

If all football players wanted to play in champions league then their would be no players for the hundreds of other teams in europe...
I agree that CL football is something that some players consider before signing for a club but this is certainly not a mandatory criteria...
People should stop with this nonsense that we cannot attract good players as long as we are not in champions league. This is ridiculous.

Deaththekid said...

As the saying goes- once bitten twice shy! Even though it was a no brainer for us fans to sign Sneijder for 7 millions and give him 100 000 every week, our owners saw it differently. It was just a risk for them, and one they were not willing to take in the end...And whose fault do you think it is that they are now overly too cautious in the transfer market, uh!? Its all Kenny Dalglish fault...

Superhoop said...

We aint goin to Championship mate, we"ll win at Anfield on final day and stay up !!!  SUPERHOOP

Deaththekid said...

Or maybe we did not try hard enough...

Deaththekid said...

Did you just use the word quality with Andy Caroll`s name in the same sentence?

Jason Carr said...

i can tell you wern,t born till the late 80s lol

Jay said...

Nobody is in the box, and you praise him for just flinging balls into the box regardless, instead of actually looking to make something happen himself?

Imraan said...

just wish KK would have been given more time and support , who knows what would have happened ..i meen he was heavyly critisised for hendo and downing and if you dont take their transfer fees into account , they both comming good

OriginalChan said...

Yep, we don't know for sure but I don't see it as a case 'we did not try hard enough', not a lot one can do when you can't offer CL football and can't offer the wages to beat the likes of City. I think that sounds rather plausible. He would have to have some undying love for LFC to turn down money and CL football and in modern football, that kind of romance is rare.

Imraan said...

i agree downing comming good ....

Imraan said...

we need a very good creative Mid to partner gerrard and Lucas wen we need to give hendo a rest ...from what ive seen from Henndo hes gonna be the next stevy G .....

Imraan said...

spot on Jason ... hendo and Downing have been top class the last few games their played , and downing was poor @ Man U cuz he was played out of position

Imraan said...

OMW were u even watching last season , we beat every 1 of the top six sides , and battered MOST teams , hit the woodwork the most , missed most peneltys and had the 3 rd best defense , lost LUCAS who at that time was a MONSTER in the mid ( we were 4th at that time by the way ) LOST SAUREZ for 8 matches and we were missing a good finisher , FSG didnt want to sign Jelevic last Jan and he went to everton ( had we had his goals we would have finished 4th) ....and just by the way KK had to sell Torres , Babel brought in 62 million pounds , and carrol , sauez , hendo and downing costed 88 pounds , as diffrenence of 16 MILL pounds >>>>THATS ALL THAT FSG GAVE DAGLISH sooo please stop ur mindless bandwagon jumping and stop critising a LIVERPOOL LEGEND who as a Player and as a manager deserves RESPECT ....

Imraan said...

Jason looks like u and me are alone in our thinking here mate ...just pray by some miracal we get 4th cuz if we dont FSG will sell saurez and most of these BR FSG fans will turn on saurez like how they did Torres ... FSG wants Profits at the expense of glory and as a football team glory should be first and formost which will in turn bring profits ...

Imraan said...

no more like 2000 Jason and clearly knows nothing of our history ...

Imraan said...

lets see ...Lets see FSG put their money where their mouth is ...i think this whole Coutinho story is for them 2 get a better deal on INCE ...bet if we even sign a player in Jan it will be Ince NOT Coutinho .... any bets ???

maljames said...

How can you not take their transfer fees into account?

Imraan said...

so i geuss Shankly , Paisley and Fagan dont make the cut then WOW ..... my best Shankly , Paisley, Fagan and King Kenny ALL WON US LEAGUES followed by Rafa for his champs league and 2nd in 2009 .......my worst Souness , Woy and U geussed IT ........BRENDON ROGERS

maljames said...

Your "Liverpool legend" helped the club blow £35m on Carroll, £20m on Downing, a reported £18m on Henderson and £9m on that donkey Charlie Adam. OK, I know you point out elsewhere that Fowning and Henderson are coming good, but a total spend of £72m for two players 'coming good'? Neither are worth what was spent. although Henderson probably will be in time. If the club is lucky it may get back £17m for Carroll, and reportedly got £4m for Adam. So, that's a loss on two players over a year of £23m.

That's legendary wasting of money

What is bizarre is the argument that, since other players were sold and brought in money, then then fact that it was then squandered is somehow OK.

Jason Carr said...

agree m8 at the moment we walk alone 

Jason Carr said...

our history will not last for ever(mean keeping young kids supporting the club)we need to start challenging for the top honours soon or we will lose the next genaration of supporters my 3 lads all support lfc but will they be able to convince there kids that we are the greatest football club in the world ,i hope so with my help but who knows

Puga Nesh said...

Loic remy is a frenchmen and he's no henry...conclusion? Qpr will be relegated.

Puga Nesh said...

I did.

Dadajuwon said...

But on that final transfer day-when Torres left...suddenly andkenny and Comolli brought in Carroll at 35M...we supporters,all of use were overjoyed! We called it "liverpool way" and we all hailed FSG and said it was a statement of intent! How come just one season down the road,we all are now blaming Kenny for that decision we all hailed. Remember...Lorrente was the first choice,we went for Carroll when we couldn't get him and the clock was ticking away. Even JWH called it" a hell of a deal" for both us and Newcastle!

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