10 Apr 2015

Surprise Transfer: Liverpool keen to sign excellent' £12m Prem star to replace Johnson

Liverpool are reportedly considering a summer move for 'excellent' Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson, who is seemingly on the outs at the Emirates after spending the season on-loan at West Ham.

According to The Mirror:

* Brendan Rodgers has 'identified' Jenkinson as a replacement for Glen Johnson.

* West Ham United are also interested sin signing the 23-year old.

Since breaking into the Arsenal team, Jenkinson has struggled to hold down a first team place, and earlier this season, he revealed his frustration with life at the Emirates. He told reporters:

“I didn’t want to have another season sitting on the bench. It was starting to drive me up the wall. I wanted to get out and play football, and I’ve realised that I’m happiest when I’m playing regular football"

£12m-rated Jenkinson is in good form for West Ham this season, and unlike at Arsenal' he's practically an everpresent for West Ham:

* 29 appearances in all competitions.
* Averages 83 minutes per game this season.

How does Jenkinson compare to Glen Johnson, the man he's allegedly replacing? This season's league stats for both players:

* Passing accuracy: CJ: 77% | GJ: 83%
* Passing accuracy: Opposition half: CJ: 70% | GJ: 73%

* Duels won: CJ: 43% | GJ: 60%
* Aerial duels won: CJ: 36% | GJ: 80%
* Interceptions/blocks/clearances: CJ: 4.8 per game | GJ 3.5 per game
* Recoveries: CJ 4 per game | GJ: 3 per game
* Tackles won: CJ: 79% | GJ: 83%

* Goals: CJ: 0 | GJ: 1
* Assists: CJ: 2 | GJ: 0
* Chances created: CJ: 1 every 1.3 games | GJ: 1 every 4.6 games
* Successful crosses: CJ: 1 every 1.3 games | GJ: 1 every 7 games
* Unsuccessful crosses: CJ: 4 per game | GJ: 1.5 per game

Rather surprisingly, Johnson seems to be more solid defensively than Jenkinson, which is surprising considering the Liverpool man is often defensively suspect. Johnson's passing accuracy is also superior.

However, going forward Jenkinson creates chances more often (at least one per game); creates more goals (2 assists), and also exceeds JOhnson when it comes to successful crosses.

That said, Jenkinson has made 101 unsuccessful crosses in 25 league games this season, so there's clearly room for improvement there (!)

For £10m-£12m, is Jenkinson a viable option, and/or an upgrade on Johnson?



  1. A player who is defensively more suspect that Johnson, is a non-starter.

  2. I would hate t see us get him id rather get martin Kelly back! We need t do another raid on Southampton for clyne and Bertrand

  3. No. Just No. I'd rather give Mclaughlin or Wisdom a chance than him. We have Flanno anyway.

  4. If this rumor has any substance and we sign him…I'll be very very worried for our transfer prospects going forward. The definition of a mid-table club transfer

  5. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:18 pm, April 10, 2015


    He Like Sturridge,Coutinho ,Can and Sakho


    but i would prefer Montoya

  6. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:22 pm, April 10, 2015

    Strikers: Austin,Berahino,Ings , Jay Rodrigueze
    Wingers: Mane,Tadic, Redmond,Roberts,
    Midfielders: Delph,Hughes, Wanyama, James ward prowse
    Right backs: Clyne, Bryam,Gibson,Mings
    Defenders: Reid, Fonte ,

    As long as we avoid these players we should be fine

  7. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:24 pm, April 10, 2015

    We finish 2nd we buy Southampton players

    Chelsea finish 3rd they buy the Spanish champions Athletico Madrid players

  8. WHAT?! You're completely against English players from lower teams, even ones that have had relatively good seasons, and this joke of a RB comes along, and you want him? He's literally worse than Johnson!!

    What next, Cleverly?

  9. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:36 pm, April 10, 2015

    Look he played for Arsenal as a youngster
    so he must be good.

    Cleverly would be a good signing as well he was an integral part of a title winning team that won it by 11 point
    i would have him over Joe Allen for sure

  10. Well, Ward Prowse is class, but yes I agree...

    I know you're not too keen on Soton players, but what do you think about Alderweireld?

  11. Can't tell if this is sarcasm or not...

    He sucked at Arsenal. That's why they're trying to get rid of him to a bottom half epl side.

    Cleverly is vilified by Utd fans (literally... he's at Villa right now). And for good reason too.

  12. Don't mind him. He's a closet Arsenal fan.

  13. Think he finally went off the deep end.

  14. Yes. He's well into the abyss.

  15. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:42 pm, April 10, 2015

    They used to call him the new Iniesta
    so how is he vilified?

    Rodgers can get out of him what Ferguson got out of him
    like Rodgers got best out of Sturridge,Coutinho,Sakho and Can

    who were cast offs , of Chelsea,Inter Milan,Bayern munich and PSg respectively

  16. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:43 pm, April 10, 2015

    I am okay with Alderweireld and Betrand
    they played for big teams

  17. In all fairness, there have been about 1,000 'new Iniestas'.
    Besides, I thought you wanted Rodgers to get the axe?! Now you're talking about him bringing the best out of players...?

  18. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:45 pm, April 10, 2015

    Coutinho would have joined Southampton who were in the bottom half
    if we did not sign him

    maybe Arsenal are like Inter Milan

  19. I'm so confused. This is strange... even by his standards...

  20. 'he played for Arsenal as a youngster
    so he must be good', so you must mean Bendtner?

  21. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:47 pm, April 10, 2015

    I want FSG out , they are the sole reason why we are in this mess.
    Don't give me they saved us , their was another owner keen.

    Rodgers is not good enough

    but Only Ancelotti,Mourinho,Guardiola, Conte,
    are at this time

  22. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:49 pm, April 10, 2015

    Better then Lambert and Borini
    Look at his international career as well.

    There is a reason why they call him "Lord Bedntner"

    but i would not have him , no pace or dribbling ability

  23. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:49 pm, April 10, 2015

    Better then Lambert and Borini
    Look at his international career as well.

    but i would not have him , no pace or dribbling ability

  24. Boy, they don't look happy..

  25. Sebastian Larsson and Jonathan Djourou also played for Arsenal youth.

  26. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:50 pm, April 10, 2015

    Okay you got me there , congrats!

  27. People call him L0RD for a reason G0d dämn itttt!

  28. Saying Jamaica is in Africa makes complete sense compared to whats going on now...

  29. Djourou must be the most intelligent person ever, getting contracts playing dart with his family.

  30. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:51 pm, April 10, 2015

    Yeah but a lot of it is unfair
    Look at the critisizm Heskey got

    they make him sound as if he is the worst ever

    when infact he has more then 100 pl goals

  31. Saying Heskey has 100 PL goals is like saying David James is the best keeper of England history with most clean sheets! every body knew he was well, not a goal keeper!

  32. You wouldn't have Bendtner. Fine. But again, why Jenkinson? He has more flaws than Bendtner ever did.

  33. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:58 pm, April 10, 2015

    He is solid defender
    From what i have seen

    We need that with moreno on the left hand side going gung ho attack

  34. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:00 pm, April 10, 2015

    Heskey was a good player
    I saw his goal on lfc tv vs everton , him and Owen looked awesome together
    plus that 5-1 win vs Germany
    Always a hand full for defenders

  35. He's the opposite of a solid defender. He's even worse than Johnson in defense. No joke.

  36. Nevergonnacrackthecodes8:01 pm, April 10, 2015

    What because the stats say so?

    If teams looked just at stats Modric would be playing in league 1

    Stats is what Comoli followed when buying Downing and Adam

  37. I'm sure you are not serious.

  38. No, because I used to watch arsenal games all the time, and cringe when I see him play now.

  39. A photo was supposed to be there, from the new kit photo shoot...

  40. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:03 pm, April 10, 2015

    Heskey would get into this team 100%
    over ,Lambert and Borini
    maybe even Balotelli

  41. I agree he was a very good player and created lots of goals for other players but not the most prolific scorer himself.

  42. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:04 pm, April 10, 2015

    Fair enough

  43. You just confirmed what I said.

  44. I'm starting to get the feeling we're getting a nice long trolling right about now...

    Either that or...

  45. What a boring topic. But ngctc comes to rescue..

  46. b o r i n g is a forbidden word?

  47. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:06 pm, April 10, 2015


  48. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:06 pm, April 10, 2015

    so is Lorde
    just take the e away

  49. I guess you are not having the most productive day?

  50. Did have.. But then I came here..

  51. Meh, we racked up the comment count to 50+ for like the 5th straight article. JK can't blame us for not trying...

  52. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:08 pm, April 10, 2015

    Everything i say is genuine
    i may change my mind tomorrow but right now it is my real opinion

  53. and met the nature's wonderkid

  54. That is how I got that b o r i n g is forbidden.. thought that the nature of the topic was such but nevertheless ngtcncnc,d made it a mind boggle..

  55. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:11 pm, April 10, 2015

    Ric Flair?

  56. What do you think of those anyway....
    Personally I don't mind them. I suppose the could be better, but the most important thing is the quality for the players, and New Balance is known for good quality. I've worn their shoes for at least the past 10+ years. I'm not old either, so that's a good chunk of my life :D

    I lol at people too when they don't realize New Balance owns Warrior...

  57. Didn't know that one, cheers..

  58. Thank you for being YOU.

  59. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:15 pm, April 10, 2015

    There is this article on the bbc that says Jamaica has African roots

  60. Never getting enough!

  61. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:18 pm, April 10, 2015

    Just the first few lines of that article :

    The BBC's African Perspective programme is investigating what life is like for some of an estimated 20 million Africans who live in the diaspora.

    Nick Davis in Kingston finds out what made some Africans voluntarily make the former slave island of Jamaica their home.

    Christopher Columbus landed on the beach at Rio Bueno on Jamaica's north coast in 1494 and forever changed the history of this island.

    The Spanish arrived and brought the Africans with them. They imported slaves throughout their 160-year stay and the practice continued under British rule.

    Some of my students sometimes don't seem very proud to be called African, they associate the place with poverty, starvation

    Anthropologist Barry Chevannes,
    University of the West Indies

    Jamaica's national motto is "Out of many, one people" - a description of the island's multi-ethnic background.

    But with over 90% of the 2.6m population being black, the country looks African.

    But does it feel African?

    "It looked like home to me when I first arrived. Sometimes I'd make a mistake and speak to people in my Ghanaian language and then I'd suddenly realise, this isn't a Ghana," says Sophie Dawes who grew up in what was formerly called the Gold Coast, now Ghana

  62. you truly don't understand how bad hicks and gillet were to LFC. do you get that one more year of there ownership and we would have been put under adminstration like the Rangers and sent to the lower division where every player would have be sold, our youth academy would have collapsed.

    FSG are posting profits and redeveloping Anfield to give us even more profits in the future.

    again go look up the Boston Red Sox pre FSG and then post and maybe you'll be able to understand how fortunate LFC truly is. i highly doubt you'll be able to comprehend it though

  63. Yes... basic American history...
    Columbus (who was a d*** by the way) brought a bunch of slaves over with him, but needed somewhere to manage them while he and his buddies took over South America. The african and native cultures mixed, and wallah we get Jamaica

  64. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:21 pm, April 10, 2015

    A Baseball model does not work in football

    I want an owner like Man city's ,PSG's or chelseas

  65. It wasn't a baseball model. It was a business model, a financial model.

    As much as we want to separate the two worlds, the sporting industry is still run by money. If we don't manage it correctly (aka Hick and Gillette) we could be in deep, deep trouble. Not just on the pitch.

  66. its a BUSINESS MODEL. LFC is a business just like Boston Red Sox. what is so hard to undestand about that?

  67. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:24 pm, April 10, 2015

    Thank you! Now i finally understand

    but you can see why i got it mistaken?

  68. thank you. maybe he doesn't understand the with FFP now in place man city and chelsea and PSG can no longer do massive expenses with out showing there is stable business at hand

  69. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:27 pm, April 10, 2015

    That is why
    City are signing players like De Bruyne,Sterling

  70. Yeah :D
    Although, we're still not going to let it go.. haha ;)

  71. i haven;t seen a single one of those players holding there jersey yet.

    wrong again.

    city has already been put under FFP investigestion and was fined another instance and they will either lose a place in CL or get transfer ban or something similar

  72. And even then, City are a relatively self sustaining club. They can afford it not just money wise from Mansour, but as a club.

    Their rise has been much quicker since his takeover simply because they were relatively stable. He didn't have to do too much before he could start pumping money in.

    When FSG took the reins, we were a sorry excuse for a club. They could give us all the money they wanted, but until they could right the ship financially it would all just go to waste.

  73. If you post further posts denigrating the site's articles (like the ones held in the word filter) you will be banned again. That is sniping. Still to discussing football.

  74. You do realize that was about nevergonna talking let's say amazing things below?

  75. loool your actually a legend. everything your saying is true. we buy players who are overatted and useless, at least if we buy players like Coutinho who are rejected at big clubs but were bought because they had something special we can try get the best out of them. Berahino is class but i would take Vietto all day long. but i still believe Berahino is class and do think he will suit LFC alot, i mean alot. i want us to buy Moussa Sissokho, Luciano Vietto(make sure) and Yarmolenko. these are all good players with good records for their clubs, in europe and international.


    if we can get 60M for sterling i would get Yarmolenko for 15m Sissokho for 15m and Vietto for 30m to make sure we get him. were better off without scumbags like sterling. we need more champions like Vietto

  76. markovic useless up front and moreno terrible at left back so we mite as well put markovic there. against Bournmouth at left back markovic was involved in the first goal and scored so that could be his position. hes useless upfront no end product.

  77. These rumours are made up by his agent to try to get West Ham to pay over the odds for him. Liverpool have no interest in him!

  78. Why did we sell Kelly ,far better than Wisdom.

  79. How is it possible that Jenkinson is called excellent
    and he replace's Johnson that has a better record than him ?

    In the real world were we all live ,It's called going backwards .

  80. Lots of people on here were slating Bertrand prior to his Saints move when he was touted for us. I couldn't understand why at the time.

  81. Clyne, Ward - Prowse, Hughes???? Tadic and Mane who you have spent all season praising? Why do you do it to yourself?

  82. Oh, I think you can tell whether this is sarcasm or not. Unless you're new here and have yet to experience the phenomenon that is 'code'.

  83. All black people have African roots. Simple.

  84. I hate when people give Heskey a hard time. Every game the guy put in max effort and was proud to wear the red shirt. Contrast that with Balotelli....

  85. I admire your honesty.

  86. All PEOPLE actually have African roots

  87. They are very red though

  88. Didn't man city just get fined heavily and had their squad reduced in CL due to FFP rules being in place?

    Also an ageing squad....

    You want LFC to follow their lead....no thanks!