4 Jul 2015

Transfer 8? After Firmino, Liverpool desperate to 'sign' another exciting Brazilian playmaker

Liverpool FC: Rise of the Brazilians! With Lucas, Coutinho, and Roberto Firminho already at the club, Brendan Rodgers is reportedly 'desperate' to sign yet another Samba star this summer.

According to The Times on Friday

"Liverpool hoping to sign Allan Rodrigues de Souza [aka 'Allan'] an 18 year old midfielder, for £500,000 from Brazilian club Internacional.

"[Transfer] Talks to bring the player [Allan] from Porto Alegre to Anfield are under way"


ESPN 'sources' also claim that Liverpool are chasing Allan, so there appears to be some veracity to this particular rumour.

Some info about Allan:

* Attacking midfielder, who can play centrally, or as a number 10.

* Captain of SC Internacional's U18 team.

* Jan 2015: Featured at the Frenz International Cup (FIC) held in Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, where he reportedly 'impressed' Liverpool coaches.

* Jan 2015: Scored a 40-yard wondergoal for Internacional in the semi-final of the FIC Cup, which sealed the club's advancement to the final.

* After the SF, Allan told Dunia Sukan online: “It will be fatal if we underestimate our opponents. We had very tough matches along the way [and] we will be very serious once on the field.”

* Allan went on to the lead the team to a 3-2 victory over Estudiantes in the final.

As I always say, you can never have enough Brazilians in the team!


After all the fake Brazilians at Anfield over the years (Cavalieri, Doni, Aurelio, and Lucas), it's heartening to see Liverpool are now focused on signing proper Brazilian players, i.e. attackers with genuine skill and crowd-pleasing flair.

Additionally, at the age of 18, it's conceivable that Allan - if he's good enough - may get a few chances in the first team this coming season, which will be pleasing to see.


Author: Jaimie K



67 comments:

  1. But we already have a Brazilian like Allen at the club!!

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  2. A little harsh on Aurelio... Remember that free kick against Chelsea in the Champions League? Surprised everyone, not least Petr Cech... And the one against United in the 4-1 trouncing we gave them at Old Trafford... Sigh, good times.
    Only problem with Aurelio was he was injured more often than Sturridge (if that's possible)

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  3. Indeed. Nothing fake about him, a very good player.

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  4. Academy player, according to those reports...

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  5. Not sure why we are linked with all these attacking and central midfielders when what we NEED as a priority is a striker! After that's done we can go for a Defensive Midfielder and the rest can be luxury buys.

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  6. Even better than Brazilian, Welsh!

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  7. i would flip the two and consider dm more important but injuries do need to be carefully looked at in both positions. To be fair i think lucas is great at his job and has proven that when fit he is damn near 1st choice in brazil and thats no easy feet. he just can't seem to stay fit though.

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  8. I think FSG deserve huge credit in what they've done so far this summer. I said at the end of the season that they either had to back Rodgers or sack him. Well they've backed him to the hilt from swift, decisive, quality signings to letting him hand pick Pascoe and Marsh's successor. If we fail this season there'll be no excuses.
    Can't wait for next season!!

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  9. Lucas needs a rival, not a replacement. `We'd be in the same mire if the newbie got injured. I agree that DM is at least as important as a new striker.

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  10. I can get behind that

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  11. Looks impressive for a young lad. You can tell he's joe's cousin..

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  12. Some would argue that he needs a replacement because what will happen if someone in brought to challenge him? It's not as if form is the problem, it's injures. We have to have the same approach as we do with Sturridge; prepare for the season as if he is injured already and if he gets injured then we are prepared. If he isn't injured then we have another player that plays well and is like a new signing.

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  13. I agree, I still think he'll go by Xmas if things hit the fan! Klopp will be waiting.

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  14. I sort of agree but I really don't understand why Pascoe and Marsh were sacrificed

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  15. Nicolas Chamberlain11:24 pm, July 04, 2015

    "... fake Brazilians ..."

    Nice one Jaimie.
    Good to see we are finally going for genuine Brazilians;)

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  16. Yea, there's got to be more to that than we know

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  17. Is this a guest article, or a doppelganger whose hit up on the laughing gas craze, way too happy go lucky :)
    On another note, I really wasn't sold on Higuains' striking prowess before. I mean he was pretty terrible during the World Cup but boy oh boy, he really blew the bl&&dy doors off tonight...

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  18. Good News. It's been reported that Liverpool are refusing to meet Villa's valuation on Benteke and are now looking for other options.

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  19. The only thing I fear slightly is that due to the fixtures, people may overreact at our league position/points and the subsequent baying of wolves may force FSG' hand into removing Brendan when in reality, a few more good signings permitting, we could be on the cusp of completing the BR transition and with really good times ahead.
    I just hope we maintain reasonable expectations for the first half of the season and don't fall at what could be the final hurdle.

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  20. We missed a trick letting Bacca AND Luiz Adriano sign for Milan. They should've been our top striking targets anyway IMO.
    Who else is out there that's available? Lacazette and Higuain are highly unlikely, I'm even less convinced by Rondon than I am Benteke... Any other suggestions?

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  21. We should still try to sign Lacazette.. would be a brilliant if we could pull it off..

    There you go Mr Ayre, your mission impossible, should you wish to accept it..

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  22. If all things being equal and we didn't get in any new players, I'd say it is an OK positive transfer window.

    To make it an outstanding one, we still need to recruit a DM and a top striker. Then the whole package of transfers would be on par with the last great transfer window we had, when Houllier brought in the magnificent seven (Hyphia et al..).

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  23. It simple.. backstabbing BR saved his own skin by blaming all his problems on his staff.

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  24. Illaramendi + Higuain close checkbook. Win Premier League. YNWA

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  25. As JK has pointed out many times before, no foreign youngster has ever made it through the LFC youth ranks.

    Why will this kid be any different, when the likes of Suso, Tiexieri and other many talented youngsters have failed?

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  26. Close cheque book and wish for a top 4 finish while BR is still at the helm.

    Now if Klopp was the manager, then the dreaming should definitely start..!

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  27. Why aren't we getting Dzeko thrown into the Sterling deal?? Take Dzeko and Jovecic + 10 mill

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  28. Looks another very promising young player but don't think he'd get enough time on the ball in the Prem to make those kind of misses.

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  29. This is the mistake we made when we offloaded Suarez and did not demand Fabregas and Sanchez in return. It seems Man U have learnt a trick or two, and are demanding Ramos as part of the deal for de Gea.

    So if City are that desperate to sign Sterling, why can't we ask for Augero or Silva?

    Stick up or shove off.. play hardball..

    What's the worse that could happen. We keep Sterling and teach the kid a lesson by benching him every game, only to be brought on at 89 minutes to a crescendo of boos.

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  30. That's my concern. All these players play well in the slow paced leagues.. but can't face the heat of the EPL.

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  31. Suppose we need to keep rolling the dice though, one of these whippersnappers will win us the League one day, hopefully.
    Just read your post below re playing hardball with City - agree with that, we need to show some resolve and so far this summer it does seem like maybe there's been a bit of a shift, it just feels a bit more 'right' so far, bit more 'no nonsense' some how.
    Maybe previous years we would of already let Sterling go to the first bidder through the door, be interesting to see how it all plays out.

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  32. Well ask yourself is it the academy or the quality they are bringing in most is the quality any true up and coming star of the game should make it.
    After all its not like the academy are churning out stars and sending them off.

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  33. Seydou Doumbia Max Kruse Mauro Icardi

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  34. Nice to see optimism!!!!

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  35. For a fee of 500k pounds, it is more than worth to 'try' for the kid, especially when we are talking about a talented Brazilian. If we are paying like 5-6 mil pounds for an untested young player, specifically in Luis Alberto's case, then I'll say the risk in making a loss is much bigger.

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  36. Marco Reus ?? What happen now ???

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  37. Have to buy a 20 goal/season striker !

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  38. Could not agree more , It HAD to be Bacca and Luiz Adriano .

    Somehow BR has a real problem identifying strikers !!!

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  39. How many youngsters make it at MU or MC or even Chelsea ?

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  40. Harsh on Lucas. He's been a fine servant for the club. He was excellent until the ACL injury against Chelsea after he collided with Mata. Seems like Jaimie K has been watching Lucas since then. Poor Author.

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  41. Arent you supposed to be neutral? Yeah BR just threw them under the bus and nothing was said. Honestly some fans (and i dont doubt you love the club as much as any of us) just cant get past their dislike for BR

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  42. No its pretty clear JK has been watching a little longer than that. Poor comment. Lucas is sentimentally loved by fans and that hides alot of deficiencies. Even at his peak he was a 'good' epl level player, no more. Id like to keep him at the club though, for mentoring and supporting all the brasileiros we are getting in

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  43. And you know this, how? FSG are switched on business men of the highest order, it is an insult to them to suggest that they would not see someone passing the buck to save their own skin, let alone an insult to BR.

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  44. BR has signed 31 players and spent 260m. The problem is BR cannot get a team to defend. He has consistently let more goals in than games played throughout his career. Even when Liverpool came second we let in 50. Unless he is going all out to try and score 100 in the league again then we wont be winning nothing. Face it the first 12 games will either make him or break him. I will support him fully but after this period if he had had a shocker, I will be praying for ancellotti or the now available hiddink!

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  45. You need to read Ayre;s latest interview

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  46. I thought the biggest problem last season was not scoring enough goals ?

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  47. Apparently Bacca was our until we pulled out due to the rising cost

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  48. Rodgers will know he can't afford a slow start, tough fixtures or not. Next season will be sink or swim

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  49. That's fine. As long as he doesn't leave.

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  50. ...but they still need to get us an accomplished striker who can play with Studge or without him until Studge returns.

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  51. Oh there will be excuses. And they won't be original either.

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  52. Because then Rodgers could keep his job. Simple as that. What I dont understand is that FSG fell for it

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  53. Maybe it worked out better for them too? I'm guessing theyll sell the club before the season is out

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  54. See? There will be excuses...

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  55. Werent Smicer, Meijer and Camara part of those seven?

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  56. FSG: Brendan,Barca will only pay cash for Suarez. Cesc and Sánchez want to go elsewhere. Something about playing for a real manager?
    Brodge: A Real Manager? Sure they won't love them in Barcelona anymore sure they won't haha. Tell them the Brodge is the best manager around. Sure did I not tell yous how great I am? Give me the cash and Ill build you a team that will blow Real off the pitch!

    *one night in Madrid a few months later...*

    Brodge: Pascoe, Marsh! Look what yous made me do! Yous made me take 75 million for Luis and waste it! By the way Stevie, you're not playing tonight.
    Gerrard: excuse me?
    Brodge: sure you're excused to be sure to be sure. You probably dont understand my decision but you're not a genius like the Brodge.

    And the rest....as they say....

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  57. Flora came awful close though

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  58. MU, really bad example...

    The other two can afford to waste millions on dross. We cant.

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  59. Never a truer word

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  60. I was pretty ok conceding 50 when we scored 100. Its not those 50 goals that cost us. Its the 5 against Chelsea and Palace

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  61. And Ings, Firmino and Milner will fix that?

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  62. Oh, so this young player is ok?
    Don't understand you JK when every other article seems to be crying about Liverpool signing youngsters.

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