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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Liverpool complete transfer deadline day clear-out

Liverpool concluded a productive transfer window with a late surprise when they accepted Chelsea's £12million offer for the Portugal midfielder Raul Meireles.

Raul Meireles The Anfield club delivered on all of their targets for deadline day, shifting Joe Cole, Christian Poulsen, David Ngog and Philipp Degen and re-signing Craig Bellamy after the Wales international was granted a free transfer by Manchester City. While Meireles never fell into the unwanted category under Kenny Dalglish, and Liverpool had been reluctant to trade with Chelsea, they were open to offers that would allow them to recoup the £11.8million paid to Porto for the 28-year-old.

Ultimately, the only bid that came close to Liverpool's valuation was Chelsea's second offer for Meireles. Liverpool had rejected a deal of £7million plus Yossi Benayoun last week and made it clear to the midfielder that he would have to submit a transfer request if he wished to be reunited with André Villas-Boas, who managed him for three weeks at Porto last summer.

Meireles submitted a request as the 11pm deadline approached after Chelsea, thwarted in their pursuits of Luka Modric and Alvaro Pereira, agreed to meet Liverpool's valuation. He has signed a four-year contract at Stamford Bridge, having been due an improved contract at Liverpool.

Liverpool's business also involved looking ahead to next summer. They agreed to pay 60% of Cole's wages during his season at Lille in an attempt to obtain first refusal on the Belgium international, Eden Hazard, should the French club elect to sell their coveted midfielder. That request was rejected by Lille, although Liverpool retain hope that their £3million costs for Cole over the next 12 months will deliver an advantage in any future talks for Hazard.

Cole agreed to join the French club despite late interest from Aston Villa, having made only nine starts in the Premier League last season. Fenway Sports Group, which inherited the 29-year-old's £100,000-a-week contract, was keen to offload the midfielder but struggled to find a suitor. Through the director of football Damien Comolli, Liverpool had used Lille's interest in Cole as a means to try to steal a march on their rivals for Hazard.

Liverpool inquired about Lille's attacking midfielder earlier in the summer and, along with Arsenal and several European clubs, were informed that the 20-year-old was not for sale. But Lille's stance on Hazard may change at the end of this season, prompting Liverpool to offer generous loan terms on Cole.

Lille can offer Cole Champions League football this season and are believed to be relaxed about the England international commuting to and from London. His exit was part of a successful clear-out of expensive transfer mistakes by Liverpool, who have also offloaded Milan Jovanovic to Anderlecht, Alberto Aquilani, on loan to Milan, and Poulsen to Evian. The Denmark international, who cost an initial £4.5million from Juventus last summer, made only 21 appearances for Liverpool and has joined the French club on a permanent transfer.

Bellamy has signed a two-year contract with Liverpool, having negotiated his release from City. The 32-year-old, who played for Liverpool for one season under Rafael Benítez in 2006-07, had two years left on a £95,000-a-week contract and his refusal to accept reduced terms had deterred several Premier League clubs this summer, plus Celtic, another of his former employers.

Liverpool, however, have offered similar personal terms after he successfully completed a medical on Merseyside last night.

The Anfield club also completed the signing of the United States under-18 striker Villyan Bijev from California Odyssey after the teenager impressed on trial at the academy. Bijev does not have a work permit and so has joined the German side Fortuna Dusseldorf on loan with immediate effect. They also cancelled Degen's contract by mutual consent and sold Ngog to Bolton for a fee of around £4million.

Liverpool – The complete summer 2011 transfer lists:


Stewart Downing (Liverpool, £20m)

Jordan Henderson (Sunderland, £16m)

Charlie Adam (£9m)

Jose Enrique (Newcastle, £6m)

Alexander Doni (Roma, free)

Sebastian Coates (Nacional, undisclosed)

Craig Bellamy (Manchester City, free)

Villyan Bijev (California Odyssey, undisclosed)

Total summer spending: £51 million + undisclosed fees *



Joe Cole (Lille, loan)

Christian Poulsen (Evian, undisclosed)

Alberto Aquilani (AC Milan, loan)

Paul Konchesky (Leicester, £1.5m)

Emiliano Insua (Sporting Lisbon, undisclosed)

Daniel Ayala (Norwich, undisclosed)

Milan Jovanovic (Anderlecht, free)

Sotirios Kyrgiakos (Wolfsburg, free)

Tom Ince (Blackpool, free)

Stephen Darby (Rochdale, loan)

Daniel Pacheco (Atletico Madrid, loan)

David Ngog (Bolton, £4m)

Raul Meireles (Chelsea, £12m)

Villyan Bijev (Fortuna Dusseldorf, loan)

Philipp Degen (released)

Nabil El-Zhar (Levante, free)

Chris Mavinga (Rennes, £1m)

Gerardo Bruna (Blackpool, free)

Total summer recouped: £18.5 million + undisclosed fees *

* Transfer fees are just speculation figures gathered in the press, actual amount may not be accurate as displayed

Source: Guardian

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Transfer deadline: Two more to join Liverpool and four players leaving

David N’gog should complete his protracted £4million move to Bolton Wanderers from Liverpool FC today.

David Ngog The 22-year-old Frenchman has been a long-time target of Trotters boss Owen Coyle, who is desperate to add a striker to his ranks before tomorrow's transfer deadline.

A fee for the former Paris St. Germain forward has been agreed in principle between the two clubs, and Bolton are prepared to match N’gog's Anfield salary, having already missed out on number one target Daniel Sturridge this summer.

N’gog is now expected to travel to the Reebok Stadium to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical, and a deal should be announced before the closure of the transfer window tomorrow evening.

N’gog has made 94 appearances since arriving at Anfield in 2008, scoring 19 goals, but has found himself surplus to requirements at Anfield this season, following Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish's close-season recruitment drive.

He was left out of the squad for last week's Carling Cup tie at Exeter City, and was again absent as the Reds swept aside his prospective new employers on Saturday evening to briefly top the Premier League table.

His imminent departure will, however, leave Dalglish's squad short of attacking depth. He has Andy Carroll, Luis Suarez and Dirk Kuyt as his forward options, but would ideally like to add another before tomorrow's deadline.

Manchester City misfit Craig Bellamy has been strongly linked, and would be receptive to a return to Anfield, but a move for the Welshman hinges on whether City are willing to release the 32-year-old on a free transfer, and to a potential Premier League rival.

Dalglish, meanwhile, has been busy lowering the Reds' wage bill in recent weeks, following more than £110m worth of investment in his squad since January.

Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Nabil El-Zhar and Emiliano Insua have all been sold, while Alberto Aquilani has joined AC Milan on loan with view to a permanent move. Both Joe Cole and Philipp Degen could follow them, if Queens Park Rangers follow up their initial interest in the pair.

Liverpool signing Sebastian Coates is due to have his work permit hearing today, and his current club Nacional have flown a delegation over to help with the case.

Also set for the Anfield exit door is midfielder Christian Poulsen, with Spanish side Espanyol keen to end the Dane's miserable year on Merseyside.

Poulsen joined the Reds from Juventus for £4.5million last summer, but has failed to make an impact, and made just 12 league appearances last season.

He was left out of Denmark's squad for their forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifier with Norway this week, with manager Morten Olsen claiming he was suffering from stress due to his uncertain club future.

Poulsen himself would welcome a return to former club FC Copenhagen, but the Danes are unlikely to meet his wage demands, and Espanyol hope to tie up a deal for the 32-year-old in the next 48 hours.

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Official: Emiliano Insua joins Sporting Lisbon

Emiliano Insua According to Emiliano Insua’s Twitter post, the Argentinean left-back has joined Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon.

The Argentine was fallen behind Jose Enrique, Fabio Aurelio and Jack Robinson for the left-back berth in the Liverpool squad. He has now agreed a deal to join Sporting on a permanent basis, and departs Merseyside with immediate effect.

We wish Emiliano the best of luck in his football future with Sporting.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Tweets from Liverpool fullback hints at Anfield exit

Twitter is such a great tools for spreading out news by footballers. Recent uproars at St. James’ Park has landed Joey Barton and Jose Enrique in troubles with their club.

tweet1 tweet2 Now, two tweets from Liverpool Argentinean fullback, Emiliano Insua has hinted that his future could lie away from Anfield next season.

Tweet 1 and tweet 2.

The Argentina international was on loan at Galatasaray last year but returned to Liverpool this pre-season. However, following appearances in the first team in Asia and Turkey, Insua was dropped to a reserve XI for a recent friendly with Tranmere.

If Insua leaves Anfield, Kenny Dalglish’s side will have just one recognised left-back in Fabio Aurelio – although the Reds have been linked with a move for Newcastle’s Jose Enrique.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Liverpool target prefers Arsenal move

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted Jose Enrique is stalling over signing a new contract because he’s holding out for a switch to a Champions League-chasing club, such as Arsenal.

The Magpies have offered the Spaniard a record-breaking new deal to stay at the club.

But with the Gunners and Liverpool both in need of a new left-back, Alan Pardew fears the defender's head has already been turned.

The Reds were thought to be leading the race to sign Enrique earlier this summer - although Pardew's latest remarks suggest it is Arsenal, who need a replacement for Man City departee Gael Clichy, who Enrique wants to join.

Read more: Liverpool FC Official

Liverpool will not be in the market for a left-back unless Emiliano Insua are up for sale. Many of you has seen Insua in action against Malaysia XI today, leave us your thought of Liverpool FC keeping Insua in the team roster for next season.

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Source: Metro

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Liverpool given green light to sign Lyon fullback

All the press and media rumours of Liverpool FC wants a left-back but from my perspectives Emiliano Insua should be given the chance next season.

Aly Cissokho Aly Cissokho could become the answer to Liverpool's left-back problems after Lyon revealed they are willing to listen to offers.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is desperate to bring in a new left-sided defender after being forced to play Glen Johnson out of position at times last season.

After seeing his top target Gael Clichy join Manchester City, he is now looking at a number of alternatives.

Reports in France suggest one of them is Lyon's Cissokho and that a bid is imminent.

Lyon coach Remi Garde told L'Equipe that Liverpool have not yet made an offer for the 23-year-old, but he was prepared to consider any approaches.

'Aly is an important player for us, but if an offer matches our expectation, he is likely to go,' said Garde.

The French club are known to be short of cash and it is thought they are prepared to accept a bid of just £8million, despite paying £13million to sign Cissokho from Porto in 2009.

Liverpool are also believed to be interested in Newcastle United left back Jose Enrique, but face competition from Arsenal for the Spaniard's signature.

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Source: Liverpool FC Official, Metro

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Weekend Links: Flanagan signs new contract, Jordan and Adam numbers set, Jovanovic meets with Anderlecht, and many more.

Defender John Flanagan today (Friday) signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool. Read more here. (


New signings Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam have had their squad numbers confirmed. Read more here. (


Serbian holds talks in bid to end Anfield nightmare. Read more here. (Sky Sports)


Denmark international yet to be told if he will be sold. Read more here. (Sky Sports)


Do Liverpool really need him upon his return? Read more here. (Our


Glen Johnson revealed his delight at signing an extension to his Liverpool contract. Read more here.


Liverpool midfielder at risk of summer clearance. Read more here.


Defender insists money no motivation to Arsenal exit. Read more here. (Sky Sports)


Kenny Dalglish is looking forward to Charlie Adam replicating his Blackpool heroics in a Liverpool shirt next season. Read more here. (


Dalglish excited by Adam arrival. Read more here. (ESPN)


Why Liverpool will not be in the market for a new left-back? Read more here.


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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why Liverpool will not be in the market for a new left-back?

Liverpool FC players has resumed training for the pre-season at Melwood this week. Almost a full squad has returned from their summer holidays except new boy Jordan Henderson, given extra days off after the U21 Championship. While, Luis Suarez and Lucas Leiva are both at Argentina for the Copa America and Dirk Kuyt are not seen at the Melwood training ground.

One particular photo has caught my attention is Emiliano Insua, who is back from Galatasaray on a season long loan. Are Liverpool looking to offload the young Argentinean fullback again?

Emiliano Insua All the rumours on Liverpool in the transfer market for a new left-back has left me wondering why? Insua, a prominent figure in Rafael Benitez squad before being shipped out on loan last summer by Roy Hodgson.

At 22-year-old, he fits FSG criteria and to nurture a young squad at Anfield. He may not be a good over-lapping fullback but given that his age and defensive quality at left-back during his 2009/10 Premier League campaign under Benitez. He has made a total of 42 appearances for Liverpool in all competition, scored 1 goal and 5 assists in 2009/10.

Although the 2009/10 season was an ill-fated one for Liverpool FC which the Reds finished at 7th place. The young Argentinean fullback rarely making any rash tackles. He only collected 3 yellow cards in all 42 games that season.

Even though, Dalglish are desperate to cut the dead woods at Anfield. Most noticeably, Paul Konchesky will be on his way out as he is surplus the requirement.

Given that the Reds has Fabio Aurelio who are injury prone and will not be features in every games. While, Jack Robinson has the potential to be a good fullback but it’s asking too much from a 17-year-old, as he still has a lot to learn on his trade.

Unless, Insua has set his sights and thoughts that his future lies away from Anfield. He should be remained at Liverpool and challenge for a place in the first team.

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Source: Liverpool FC Official

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Liverpool young fullback returning to Anfield

Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua is reportedly wanted by Juventus on loan.

The 22-year-old full back joined Galatasaray on loan at the start of the season, and appeared to be out of the club's plans following the arrival of Roy Hodgson and the signing of Paul Konchesky in the summer.

Emiliano Insua However, the subsequent departure of Hodgson and arrival of Anfield hero Kenny Dalglish has given hope to Insua with regards to a future at Liverpool, and the player has stated his desire to play for the Merseysiders under the Scotsman.

Italian publication Tuttosport claim that Juventus are now interested in taking the player on loan though, and Dalglish's decision on the Argentine could provide a clue as to his long-term future with Liverpool.

Insua has struggled to hold down a first-team place on loan at the Turkish giants, and their Italian counterparts believe an opportunity is available to bring the player to Serie 'A'.

Liverpool could be keen to recall the player, given that Glen Johnson is currently operating in the left-back position at Anfield, and a decision is expected before the end of the transfer window.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Liverpool’s fullbacks shortage seems to be solved

Last week, Liverpool have confirmed they have re-signed Fabio Aurelio after the defender put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the club.

The Brazilian appeared to have brought his Reds career to an end after leaving Anfield following the expiry of his contract in May. Due to Emiliano Insua set to sign for Fiorentina after both clubs has agreed on the £5million transfer fee. Liverpool are without a proper left-backs before re-signing Aurelio.

Now the press has been circulating the news regarding Insua’s move to Fiorentina has collapsed. The Italian outfit have failed to agree personal terms with Insua, with the 21-year-old’s pay demands believed to be too high for the Gigliati. If the press reports happened to be true, the Reds fullbacks issue has been solved by itself.

The Argentine defender has not left Anfield and the re-signing of the Brazilian has filled back the voids.

   "When we ascertained that he hadn't, we invited him back to Melwood so both myself and my staff, and the medical team could properly assess the player.

"We were both very impressed and I am delighted we were able to re-sign Fabio." Hodgson told after Fabio Aurelio re-signed for the Reds

However, Hodgson will continue to search for a new left-back, in case the Argentine defender is adamant to leave this summer.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Transfer rumours: Hodgson set his sight on two left-backs

Since the departure of Emiliano Insua to Fiorentina and Fabio Aurelio released by Liverpool at the end of last season. Liverpool has been fall short on the fullback department.

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is chasing Wigan Athletic fullback Maynor Figueroa and possibility of luring Wayne Bridge away from Manchester City.

The Telegraph says Hodgson is believed to be closing in on Figueroa, the Wigan and Honduras left-back.

The player will leave this summer and Liverpool remain confident of agreeing a £6 million fee.

But Bridge is supposedly the preferred choice for Hodgson, although Soccernet reports that the former Chelsea defender has been told he is still wanted at Eastlands.

However, this could be subject to change as the Blues managed to clinch a deal for Serbian full-back Aleksandar Kolarov - has penned a five-year deal with the Eastlands club and the reported transfer fee was around £15million.

This prompted the City source to admit that Bridge could join the Reds if they come in with a substantial offer.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Another Argentine player could be on the way out of Anfield

Javier Mascherano Speculation are mounting on the possibility for Javier Mascherano to follow Emiliano Insua out of Anfield before the new season kick-off. In the latest interview with Reds boss, Roy Hodgson says he is yet to speak to midfielder Javier Mascherano, and has struggled to reach the Argentine.

Mascherano has been heavily linked with a big money summer move to Inter Milan, prompting Hodgson to be keen to talk about his future at Anfield.

   “I have tried to contact Javier,”

“I have left him voice messages and sent him texts but had no reply. To be fair to him, that’s not unusual because he’s had a tough World Cup and I believe he’s gone back to Argentina.

“It’s not always easy to get in touch with people. I have tried to reach him to make clear I am happy to talk with him at his convenience.” Roy Hodgson speaking to the press

Inter chief Massimo Moratti says the club definitely have the Argentine international on their wish list.

   “Mascherano? I know he has always played well, he has a strong character, is a smart guy,”

“We have so many players in that role good and intelligent. We’ll see if he can help us in terms of technical tactics.” Moratti told Sky Italia.

Earlier in the press, they suggested that Liverpool have reportedly agreed a fee of £5million to sell Argentine left-back Emiliano Insua to Italian side Fiorentina.

Sources:  Telegraph UK, Sky Sports

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