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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chelsea to auctioned off ex-Liverpool striker for £20M

Andre Villas-Boas was reportedly thinking about sending the Spaniard out on loan to try and rebuild his confidence but has now decided the club should cut their losses on Torres and remove his £150,000 per week wages from their books.

Torres has struggled since moving to Stamford Bridge for £50million from Liverpool at the end of January and has scored just three league goals in total.

The arrival of Juan Mata from Valencia looked like it would help as he scored against Manchester United and Swansea, although both games ended badly with an incredible open goal miss at Old Trafford followed by a red card against the Swans.

Two more goals followed in the Champions League tie against Genk but since then the most expensive signing in British history has found himself behind Didier Drogba and now Daniel Sturridge in the pecking order and he failed to make an appearance against Manchester City on Monday.

Despite Nicolas Anelka being set to leave for China and rumours that Drogba might not sign an extension to his contract which runs out at the end of this season, it appears that Torres’ unhappy spell in west London could soon be at an end.

David Villa’s rumour has resurfaced – Barcelona putting Villa “on the list” for January transfer window.

Which player you prefer Liverpool to sign in January?

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Balague shed lights on David Villa

Liverpool target David Villa will not be leaving Barcelona insists Guillem Balague.

David-Villa Reports linking Liverpool with a shock move for Barcelona striker David Villa have been rubbished by SkySports' Spanish correspondent Guillem Balague, who took to his website to comment on the speculation.

According to Valencia-based paper Superdeporte, the 29-year-old Spaniard is unhappy at the Camp Nou because of the problems he is having playing alongside Lionel Messi.

   “It's important we put David Villa's circumstances at Barcelona into context.

“First of all, yes, I do believe that there is most definitely something to the notion that the footballing relationship between Messi and Villa is not quite as good as it could be.

“Villa hasn't been finding the back of the net as frequently as he has done in recent years. [But] at Barcelona, he is playing a very different role to that of a traditional number nine and he's sharing the attack with the best player in the world.

“The player knows he's at the club where he is most likely to win things and he has no intention of leaving.

“And even if he did, Villa has never been keen on leaving Spain.” – Balague on David Villa moving to Anfield.

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Source: Give Me Football

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rumour Mill: David Villa to Liverpool?

First the papers says Liverpool having a popped at Carlos Tevez, and now it’s David Villa’s turn. According to reports in Spain, Liverpool have made an initial enquiry about an audacious move for Barcelona striker.

Why suddenly Liverpool are looking to add more firepower upfront? The recent team performances in the league has lead to the media to suggest that the Reds forward-line which consist of Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll, Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy doesn’t provide enough firepower to Liverpool.

Spanish premier radio station Cadena SER has reported that the Spain's top marksman is rumoured to have had a bust-up with Lionel Messi and is said to be unhappy at the Nou Camp after the club hesitated on offering him a new contract following the signing of Alexis Sanchez in the summer.

But Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has denied that Villa and Messi have fallen out.

   “It is impossible to be an enemy of David, he is too nice a person.

“He is generous both in the way he plays football and also in his personal life. It is impossible not to get on well with him.”

Does Liverpool's recent home draws against Norwich and Swansea, enough to sanction such a panic? Dalglish may feel he needs more goals up front as he looks to re-establish the Reds in the Premier League's top four and with it qualification for the Champions League next season. But it’s the pressure on the manager to get Suarez and Carroll playing together could have leads to the Reds recent scoring droughts.

David Villa to Liverpool? And Barcelona won’t praised with its asset on the cheap – we are looking in the region on £33million price tag for the Spanish international striker. Although, John W. Henry and FSG would eager to invest on the playing squad but Dalglish need to sell before he can make that audacious move on Villa.

Let us know what are your thoughts on Villa moving to Anfield in the comment box below.

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Source: TeamTalk

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Transfer Rumours: What the press have been up to?

It’s barely January 2012 yet. But it’s almost there, just about six weeks away until the transfer window reopens. Let’s us recapped this week news headlines on who’s in and who’ out of Anfield in January.

Liverpool wants Barcelona’s midfielder - Liverpool have made an enquiry about Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita. The Mali midfielder, 31, is out of contract in the summer and is also wanted by Anzhi Makhachkala. Liverpool have signed USA Under 17 captain Marc Pelosi from California-based side De Anza Force. (Mail Online)

Liverpool to wrestle with Juventus for Portugal defender - Liverpool are set to go up against Juventus in the battle to sign Portuguese international centre-back Bruno Alves, playing with Zenit Saint-Petersbourg. It has been reported that the 29 year old was Juventus bound, however it now appears, according to reports in Italy, that Juventus face strong opposition from Liverpool who are looking to add Alves experience to their defence. (

Lucas invites his pal to join him at Anfield - Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has "invited" Polonia Warsaw playmaker Bruno Coutinho to join him at Anfield. (Crunch Sports)

Liverpool to swoop for Villa - Liverpool and Chelsea are both pursuing Barcelona striker David Villa, it has been sensationally claimed. The Spaniard has netted seven times in in 17 appearances for Barca this term and has frequently been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp. (Give Me Football)

Liverpool full-back on Real Madrid’s radar - Real Madrid are reportedly considering a shock loan offer for Liverpool defender Glen Johnson when the transfer window reopens in January. Real manager Jose Mourinho is thought to be in the market for a new full-back to provide competition for Alvaro Arbeloa and according to the People, has identified Johnson as a potential recruit. (Sportsvibe)

Liverpool making a shock move on City striker - Manchester City's controversial striker Carlos Tevez has emerged as a shock target for Liverpool who are hoping to land the player on a short term loan deal. (Caught Offside)

Bayern Munich monitoring Lucas Leiva - Bayern Munich are interested in Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva. TMW says Lucas’ form for Kenny Dalglish’s team hasn’t gone unnoticed by Bayern chiefs, who have been active in the English transfer market this year. (TotalFootballMadness)

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Rumour Mill: Liverpool to make Barcelona and Madrid stars bid

Gonzalo Higuain The January 2012 transfer window re-opens in three months time and already the rumour mills has been spinning off its wheels.

Source from Spain has reported that Liverpool FC will be making their moves on Barcelona’s David Villa and Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain in January.

The report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser claims that Liverpool is concerned at the lack of goals by their strikers this season and are preparing big bids to land the top-class striking duo in the January transfer window in order to push for a tilt at the title.

I’m not against this rumours but it doesn’t make sense to sign anymore strikers as the area of concerns right now is right and left fullback position. Kelly and Johnson are too injury-prone this season – hamstring injuries. While the Reds need another experience cover for Enrique on the left. Aurelio may not be as fit as he used to. While young Jack Robinson needs all the necessary experience to be ready for Premier League week in, week out.

I don’t see why spending another £60 million on the striking pairs in January will benefits Liverpool FC push for the Champions League spot? We have enough fire-power upfront this season. Giving the time, Andy Carroll will come good for Liverpool in the second half of the season.

Let’s just keep it as a rumours and don’t bashed me for this. Huguain look more likely to switch club in January rather than Villa. The Spaniard are currently in-form for Barcelona. Huguain has been struggling in Madrid as Benzema move ahead of him in the pecking order.

Anyway, Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli will have their homeworks prepared in time for the January transfer window.

Leave your comments in the box below.

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Source: Clean Sheets All Around

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weekend Link – June 28: ‘El Nino’ to front PES, Save the Kop stand, Real continues its shopping sprees, First we have Michael Owen brochure then comes Barton’s, News roundup in the Premier League

Links from around the globe.

Fernando Torres stars in the upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 2010.

- AnfieldReds


Sign the petition!

- The Empire of The Kop


“I want Raul Albiol, Franck Ribery, David Villa for Real.”

- Football News


The Joey Barton brochure.

- 90minutes


Red Devils wants Owen, Heinze return to Premier League and more

- Premiership Talk



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Friday, June 26, 2009

Liverpool to enter bid for £38M striker

Liverpool will make an official approach to sign Valencia forward, David Villa, according to the Spanish press. Just a day after Villa revealed to the Spanish television that he’ll not leave Spain at the moment.

  "A week ago my future was clear and now it's not.,”

"I've been through some tough moments, which are partly my own fault, but I decided to put it all aside and I've not thought about it in the last five days.

"When I said I had taken a decision it was true, and this decision is that next season I will play in Spain because it is the league that is best for me.

"I will not go abroad." – David Villa, Spanish television statement.

David Villa If this rumours are true. We wonder where Rafa got the money to funds such a move? Could it be the co-owners, who finally pumping in the money? George Gillet Jr., Liverpool’s co-owner, has recently sold his US assets, Montreal Canadiens, his National Hockey League franchise in a deal worth £330million to Molson. Tom Hicks are still continues to search for a buyer for his Texas Rangers baseball franchise.

All of the worst possibilities, Rafa has agrees to sell Xabi Alonso, Alvaro Arbeloa, Sebastian Leto and Charles Itandje. The four players’ fees can be recouped and it’s known to be worth £42million altogether.

Liverpool will have to contest with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea for Villa’s signature. Can Liverpool snap up the most on form striker on the planet and forms the most lethal striking partnership in the Premier League?

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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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