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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Former Liverpool fullback says Kenny Dalglish is the perfect match

Alvaro Arbeloa has thanked Kenny Dalglish - for making him love watching Liverpool again.

Alvaro Arbeloa The Spanish defender left Anfield for Real Madrid in 2009, and while his affection for the club never withered, he admits there were times when being a supporter became 'difficult'.

"Always when I can, I try to watch Liverpool," Arbeloa told

"This past season at the beginning it was a little bit difficult and when they have changed the manager, I think they have improved a lot and finished better.

"So I am supporting them and when I was there I was really, really happy and the supporters were good to me.

"I think the style under Roy Hodgson, they played maybe too many long balls.

"I think Liverpool is the type of team that has to play more football. Technically they have some really good players and they need to play more football. I think with Kenny Dalglish, who was one of the best players in the history of Liverpool, they look more confident and they improved a lot."

Read more: Liverpool FC Official

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Liverpool right-back signs for Real Madrid

Liverpool have agreed a fee of around £3.5million for Alvaro Arbeloa to move to Real Madrid. The 26-year-old right-back passed a medical and signed a five-year deal.

One more Spaniard will be joining him soon at Santiago Bernabeu. We wish Arbeloa all the best in his football career with Real Madrid.

The new boy is pitched at left-back on his first start, from where he marks Lionel Messi out of the game in the Nou Camp

A first goal arrives versus Reading

Before the defender helps us to an historic win in Marseille

Next stop Euro 2008, where he features once as Spain claim their first trophy in 44 years

He and his countryman are honoured as the Reds visit Villarreal for pre-season

Arbeloa excels as United are beaten in the league for the first time under Rafa Benitez

Leaving on a high… Alvaro plays a key role as Liverpool mount their best title charge since 1990


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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Leto leads Anfield exodus

Sebastian Leto is set for Anfield departure after reports in the Greek media has mentioned Liverpool have accepted a bid from Panathinaikos.

According to the reports, the Greek club has bid in the region of £3million for the Argentinian midfielder.

Leto has spent last season on loan at Olympiakos, after problems securing a work permit to play in Britain and made 22 appearances for them.

Leto, on loan at Olympiakos Leto was signed from Lanus for £2million in summer 2007, he made a couple of pre-season appearances and played in the Champions League qualifier against Toulouse but problems with his passport saw him only play in the reserves for the whole of his first season in England. He since gained an Italian passport but was rejected a work permit.

Leto won’t be the last of Anfield’s departure this summer. Even though, Rafa has mentioned, “We can sign one more player if necessary, but that’s without any players leaving”, when asked about the signing of Glen Johnson earlier.

Andriy Voronin, Alvaro Arbeloa and Andrea Dossena, all are available and expected to leave for the right fees. Hertha Berlin make an U-turn on Voronin, who has spent last season on loan and scoring 11 goals in the Bundesliga. The German club are keen to sign Voronin on a permanent basis.

With Real Madrid waiting on the wing to access the Alonso’s situation at Anfield. They will make a bid for Arbeloa and Liverpool are prepare to listen to their offer. We have learned that Rafa will not sell Arbeloa on a cheap, with the right-back who still have one-year contract left at Anfield. The Reds demands £6million for the Spanish international fullback.

The press has reported that Juventus have made an approach to Liverpool on the availability of Andrea Dossena. The Italian left-back, who failed to hold down a regular place at Liverpool, would like consider his playing future sooner rather than later as the World Cup 2010 just around the corner.

Another player who is on the departure list are Charles Itandje. Malaga are reported to have made contact with Liverpool in regards to French keeper.

With the Anfield outfit also boasting Diego Cavalieri among their goalkeeping options, they are willing to discuss a possible deal for Itandje.

By clearing all the mentioned deadwoods, Rafa can increased his transfer funds by £25million. Hopefully with the amount recouped, Rafa will be able to sign a star player.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Real Madrid to raids Liverpool with £38M

Liverpool are now resigns to loosing their midfield maestro and a right-back to Real Madrid after the Reds announced the captures of Glen Johnson from Portsmouth.

Xabi Alonso Real Madrid are prepared to pay Liverpool £30million for Xabi Alonso and £8million on Alvaro Arbeloa. Liverpool are reluctant to sell his players to Premier League rivals, Chelsea and Manchester City, who are also interested in signing the Spanish defensive midfielder.

Benitez will now concentrate on trying to keep Javier Mascherano, despite Barcelona's interest, and will use the funds from Alonso's transfer to continue re-building his team.

While, on the youth’s development, the Reds has snapped up Rushden & Diamonds, Aaron King, 16-year old striker on two-year scholarship deal at Anfield and will continue his education at the club.

Two days earlier, Liverpool have beaten Real Madrid and Barcelona to the signature of Cadiz teenager Jesus Fernandez Saez. The 16-year old will sign a five-year contract with The Reds.

Cadiz will be paid compensation and, although a figure has not been specified, it is believed to be more than the payment due to the Spanish team to take over the player’s academy contract.

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Liverpool to sign Glen Johnson

Chelsea has planned to hijack Liverpool’s deal but were foiled after Glen Johnson chooses the Reds over the Blues.

Despite interest from former club Chelsea and Manchester City, Johnson, 24, made it clear that his heart was set on a move to Anfield and he passed a medical and quickly agreed personal terms on a four year contract.

Johnson will now become Rafa Benitez’s first major signing of the summer, in a deal which is believed to be worth around £17.5million. But Johnson's impending arrival would seem to suggest Alvaro Arbeloa will be sold to Real Madrid sooner rather than later.

Rafa has sorted out his problematic right side of defence, now he can concentrate to strengthen other key areas of his team’s formation.

I bet Johnson will do a good job for us. What do you think of his capture?


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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Moores quits Liverpool board

Former Liverpool chairman David Moores has resigned from the Club's Board of Directors. Moores will, however, retain his position as Club Honorary Life President.

David Moores Moores, whose family became one of the richest in Britain with the creation of the Littlewoods empire, took the role of chairman in 1991.

However, with the club in need of increasing investment he sold his majority shareholding to current American owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks two years ago.

The move proved to be an unpopular one among fans after the pair borrowed £350million to finance the takeover and then grand plans for a new stadium were continually delayed.

Moores himself admitted last year he felt "heartbroken and let down" by the owners, and his disappearance from the board follows the decision by chief executive Rick Parry - who helped negotiate the takeover with Gillett and Hicks - to step down this summer after 12 years at the club.

Time for the current co-owners to bring out their cheque books. They came with promises of bringing Liverpool Football Club forward but until now we still back tracking, lacks of big-names signing.

So here are my suggestions;

  • David Villa - £45million
  • David Silva - £30million
  • Glen Johnson – £18million
  • Luis Antonio Valencia - £17million

Total spending - £110million

And ship these players out of Anfield;

  • Sebastian Leto - £2million
  • Andrea Dossena - £6million
  • Andriy Voronin - £8million
  • Charles Itandje - £5million
  • Ryan Babel - £8million
  • Alvaro Arbeloa - £8million
  • Jack Hobbs (already sold to Leicester) – undisclosed, estimated around £1.5million
  • another £7million Peter Crouch’s transfer fee

Total recouped - £45.5million

Total funds needed from the co-owners, another £44.5million after minus the promised £20million for Rafa’s spending. If Rafa can convinced Alonso to stay, then let Mascherano go for £35million should increased Rafa’s coffer and the co-owners just need to give Rafa another £9.5million on top of the £20million.

Spending £30million a season are considered the lowest among the big four team in Premiership. Last season, Manchester United was able to splashed £32million on Berbatov alone. It’s time for Rafa to wave his magic wand again, we can trust Rafa to sell his flops soon.




Johnson – Carragher – Skrtel – Aurelio


Valencia – Gerrard – Silva

Villa – Torres

You must be wondering why sell Arbeloa? If the Reds do signs Johnson, Rafa must sell before buy. Philipp Degen won’t attracts any suitable club after he was sidelined for the whole season through injury. Degen would be the cover for right-back position.

The probabilities of Javier Mascherano leaving are very high, if Barcelona are willing to pay £35million for him. But in order for Mascherano to leave, Rafa must keep Alonso. If both of them left, it would be a disaster!

Why bring in Valencia? Well, the Reds hasn’t had an out-and-out right winger for a long time. Dirk Kuyt has done relatively a great job for Liverpool last season but the formation are still unbalance without a proper winger.

David Silva, aren’t we all hope he’ll sign for us? Getting rids of Babel and Dossena has freed up the left-hand side of midfield with Albert Reira as the backup left winger for Silva.

David Villa, the on-form striker at the moment. His partnership with Torres on international level are phenomenal. Linking him up with Torres at Anfield, we are the team to beat next season.

All of these are just my two cents. If Liverpool do get the right players in on time before the season kick-off, the painful and long wait for a league championship will be over soon. Come home number 19.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Liverpool set to sign £18.5M English fullback

Glen Johnson Still no news on the transfer front from Liverpool after the club made an official statement that they are not going for Spanish players as suggested in the press’ speculation.

But Rafa Benitez has been looking for fullback to cover for Alvaro Arbeloa since last term. With Philipp Degen entrusted into the hall of croak, Rafa need to break his defence’s formation if Arbeloa out injured.

Rafa is keen to sign Portsmouth and England fullback, Glen Johnson since January transfer window. Portsmouth is reported to hold onto the £18million fee and whoever can match the asking price, Johnson can leave Fratton Park. Chelsea unwilling to match the fee for a player they sold for £4million two years ago has been dropped out from the race to sign Johnson.

Liverpool’s major obstacle are Manchester City with their fat wallet. City could offer Johnson an irresistible contract where Liverpool can not. All Rafa can do is to use Peter Crouch’s outstanding money which could be around £7.5million as a leverage point. Liverpool can pay £11million plus write-off the outstanding from Crouch’s fee to land the right-back.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Watch Fernando Torres tore apart the Kiwis

Fernando Torres Last night, the Confederations Cup kickoff in South Africa with the host nation takes on Iraq in the opening match. The match ended in a goalless draw.

Then, another Group A match between New Zealand and the current Fifa’s world number one ranking team, Spain kickoff later at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenberg. The match saw Fernando ‘El Nino’ Torres tore apart the Kiwis with a hat-trick all inside the first 17 minutes. First, he curled with his right foot, then side-footed his second with his left and headed in his third.

Three Liverpool’s player started in the match, Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres and Albert Reira before Alvaro Arbeloa  came in for Sergio Ramos in the 54 minutes substitute. El Nino was substituted in the 70 minutes by David Silva.

Spain go on and won the match 5-nil. Cesc Fabregas and David Villa scores one each. Torres also bags the man of the match award and scored the fastest hat-trick in FIFA Confederations Cup history. Now watch all El Nino’s goals against the Kiwis below.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Reds keen to keep Arbeloa

Arbeloa Liverpool fullback, Alvaro Arbeloa was linked to Atletico Madrid as his contract with Liverpool run out in 2010.
Rafa wouldn’t want to wait until the “speculation” becomes a reality when Atletico Madrid came forward with a bid in the January transfer window. With Philipp Degen sidelined yet again after the Swiss right-back, fractured his metatarsal against Tottenham in the Carling cup match.
But Rafa Benitez’s contract talk has been stalled, any player’s contract negotiation will not be materialised.
“I have a contract with Liverpool for another year," Arbeloa told AS. "We haven’t spoken about an extension. It is necessary to know first if Benitez will stay…
"It seems to be a little too soon to speak about that.” - Alvaro Arbeloa, Setanta Sports.
The match against Bolton last weekend sees Liverpool need to make changes to the back four as Arbeloa was suspended and Degen out injured. The Spanish defender almost left Anfield in the summer with reports said that he need to return to Spain on personal reason.
It’s very unwise to loose a good fullback in the middle of the season. I hope the Americans can sort out their differences and let everyone on the playing field focus on playing football.
Till then.
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