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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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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Liverpool confirm midfielder exit

Liverpool confirmed on Friday night that the out-of-favour forward had completed a deal to join the Belgian side.

Milan Jovanovic Jovanovic, now 30, joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Standard Liege last summer, but he was unable to establish himself in the Premier League.

The Serbia international made 18 appearances for the Reds last season and scored two goals.

Jovanovic, who had long been linked with Anderlecht, had been due to undergo a medical on Friday after the two clubs agreed terms on Tuesday.

The skilful Serbian had been a huge success in Belgium with his previous club, boasting an impressive goals-per-game strike rate and catching the eye in the Champions League group stages in 2009.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rumour Mill: Liverpool gearing up for a defender swoop

Kenny Dalglish Kenny Dalglish is working hard to shipped out the deadwoods at Anfield to refill his transfer kitty for at least one more new player before the new season kick-off.

Liverpool FC are weighting their option on moving Joe Cole to QPR and are keen to reduce their wage load. Milan Jovanovic, who are certain to be moving to the Belgian club after Liverpool agreed terms with Anderlecht on Tuesday evening.

A woeful pre-season defensive display from Liverpool FC which saw them leaking three goals each against Guangdong FC, Malaysia XI, Hull City, Galatasaray and Valerenga. With Martin Skrtel out on a calf injury, the 26-year-old played every minute of the Merseyside club's Premier League campaign last season, but has suffered with the injury during pre-season.

Dalglish would like to sign a new centre-back as cover for his team and Scott Dann and Ryan Shawcross names has been recently linked with a move to Anfield.

Elsewhere, reports has indicated Hull City manager Nigel Peearson are interested in signing Liverpool centre-back Daniel Ayala. The Tigers have made six signings already this summer but are still keen to add the 20-year-old to their ranks.

Dalglish is believed to rate Ayala in the £1million bracket but it is not known whether Hull agree with that valuation.

Now signing a new centre-back would be the top priority for Dalglish as Jamie Carragher and Sotirios Kyrgiakos are over 30-years-old. While Daniel Agger are injury prone and only left Academy graduate Andre Wisdom who recently signed an extension contract as cover plus Danny Wilson available for selection. If the Hull’s story are to be true, then Liverpool are freeing up the centre-back slot for a new player soon.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Liverpool agreed Milan deal

Liverpool confirmed this evening they have reached agreement with Anderlecht for the transfer of Milan Jovanovic.

Anderlecht have struck a deal to sign Milan Jovanovic from Liverpool. The Belgian club announced the news on their website and said the transfer hinges on Jovanovic passing a medical on Thursday.

Milan Jovanovic Jovanovic joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Standard Liège last summer, having impressed the then manager Rafael Benítez, but was unable to establish himself in the Premier League and last started a game for Liverpool in January. Anderlecht have not paid a fee for him.

The Serbia forward had been a huge success in Belgium with his previous club, boasting an impressive goals-per-game ratio and catching the eye in the Champions League group stages in 2009.

The Anderlecht general manager, Herman van Holsbeeck, described negotiations with Liverpool as "long but fruitful" and spoke of Jovanovic's "undeniable talent" and "requisite experience" being key qualities.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Tomorrow is D-day for Liverpool flop

Liverpool manager, Kenny Dalglish are looking for a new centre-back and a striker before the transfer window closes on August 31.

The stumbling block for Dalglish to sign more new players hinged on the deadwoods exiting Anfield the soonest possible. Milan Jovanovic says he expects to know by Tuesday whether he will be securing a move to Belgian side Anderlecht.

The 30-year-old, a free transfer from Standard Liege last summer, is surplus to requirements at Anfield, and has not featured in any of the club’s pre-season fixtures.

Anderlecht are keen to take the Serbia international back to the Jupiler League, and Jovanovic says he will find out if the move will be completed early this week.

   “On August 2 I will know whether or not I will move to Anderlecht.

“Then I have a meeting with the board. The interest is serious and the board really wants me.

“There is a big chance an agreement will be made.” - he told a Belgian newspaper.

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Source: Liverpool Echo

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

£65,000-a-week has hinder Liverpool midfielder exit

Milan Jovanovic's agent is confident the Liverpool player will soon come to an agreement with Anderlecht.

Jovanovic, who signed on a free transfer from Standard Liege a year ago, has already held talks with Anderlecht but the Belgian side cannot match the reported £65,000-a-week he is on at Liverpool.

There has also been interest from teams in the Middle East but Jovanovic would prefer to remain in Europe in order to maintain his international career with Serbia.

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Source: ESPNStar

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jovanovic on the move

Anderlecht have confirmed their interest in signing Liverpool's Milan Jovanovic - if they can agree personal terms with the Serbian forward.

Milan Jovanovic The Serbian forward has been told he’s surplus to requirements at Anfield and the Belgian side are keen to snap him up.

However, the move hinges on Jovanovic being able to agree personal terms and that could yet be a stumbling block.

The 30-year-old Serbia international joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Standard Liege last summer and penned a lucrative three-year deal.

However, he struggled to make an impression and made just 13 starts for the Reds.

Jovanovic looked out of his depth in the Premier League and played just twice under manager Kenny Dalglish.

Liverpool are keen to get him off their wage bill and Jovanovic recently admitted he had been told he could leave.

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Source: Telegraph

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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, April 21, 2011

Liverpool forward admits mistake for swapping Serie A or Bundesliga for England

According to, Serbian forward Milan Jovanovic admits he regrets joining Premier League side Liverpool last summer.

Milan Jovanovic Jovanovic joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Belgian side Standard Liege but has failed to make an impact at Anfield.

Jovanovic told Sportske: "If I'm completely honest, I must say that I regularly think about this. If I would move to Italy or Germany I would be happier than in England - my life would be nicer.

   "And also for my career it would be better to play in Serie A or the Bundesliga.
"In Belgium I was living in an area where there were so many people from Serbia and my life was different, more dynamic.
"Liverpool is such a different place. I'm here alone, without anybody. I'm just a very lonely stranger.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wolfsburg targets Liverpool forward

According to, Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg are considering Milan Jovanovic as the replacement for Edin Dzeko.

The Bosnian's departure has given the German side a huge sum of money with which to reinvest in the squad and Liverpool striker Jovanovic is a prime target.

The 29-year-old put in impressive performances for Standard Liege and moved to Merseyside on a free transfer, but has since been unable to replicate his form for the Reds.

The former Lokomotiv Moscow man has in the past expressed a desire to trudge on and fight for a regular spot in the club's starting line-up, but his agent has admitted that he could be on his way out.


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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Europa League: Steaua Bucharest 1-1 Liverpool

Liverpool sealed a place in the last 32 of the Europa League after a 1-1 draw with Steaua Bucharest in Romania on Thursday night.

Milan Jovanovic headed the Reds into a 19th minute lead when he converted Ryan Babel's cross, somewhat against the run of the early play.

Steaua drew level on the hour when a rare mistake from Pepe Reina allowed a tame header from Eder Bonfim to roll over the line.

Both sides had chances to win the game, with Sotirios Kyrgiakos coming closest when he cannoned a header against the crossbar.

However, the result was enough to secure a safe passage into the next stage of the competition for Liverpool with a game to spare.

The Reds touched down in the Romanian capital on Wednesday afternoon minus the likes of Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Fernando Torres, Raul Meireles, Glen Johnson and Dirk Kuyt.

Instead, Roy Hodgson decided to utilise the depth of his squad ahead of Monday's Barclays Premier League showdown with Aston Villa by naming a youthful travelling party that included teenage defenders Jack Robinson and John Flanagan. [Read more…]

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Carling Cup: Reds crash out on penalties

Northampton Town produced one of the shocks of the season as they dumped Liverpool out of the Carling Cup with a 4-2 win on penalties at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The Cobblers defied all the odds to book a place in round four after both David Ngog and Nathan Eccleston missed for the home side during the shoot-out.

The Reds had forced spot-kicks when Ngog headed in his seventh goal of the season on 115 minutes to deny Michael Jacobs the headlines after Billy McKay had cancelled out Milan Jovanovic's opener in normal time.

It means the League Two outfit have become the first side from English football's fourth tier to defeat the Reds in this competition and leaves Roy Hodgson to pick up the pieces ahead of Saturday's league clash at home to Sunderland.

Liverpool had gone into the tie on the back of a narrow 3-2 defeat at Manchester United and Hodgson opted to the use the occasion to take a closer look at his fringe players.

In came Brad Jones and Danny Wilson to make their Liverpool debuts while Jay Spearing, Martin Kelly and Dani Pacheco were amongst a clutch of youngsters eager to make an impression. [Read more…]



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Thursday, August 26, 2010

No Gerrard, Torres and Jovanovic for Trabzon clash

Liverpool will be without star duo Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres for their Europa League trip to Trabzonspor, Roy Hodgson today confirmed.

Steven Gerrard Gerrard has a back problem while the club has decided not to risk Torres playing a third successive game following his injury troubles.

Both are expected to be fit for Sunday's clash with West Bromwich Albion. The recurrence of the back problem for Steven Gerrard and Hodgson needs to protect his star striker, Torres, has left Liverpool’s squad a little bit short of firepower.

Milan Jovanovic did not travel to Turkey for today's Europa League clash with Trabzonspor after figuring in all five of the Reds' fixtures so far this season.

However, Hodgson confirmed Jovanovic could return to face the Baggies.

Hodgson will also be without Daniel Agger (concussion) and Maxi Rodriguez (illness) for the jaunt to Turkey.

Liverpool squad v Trabzonspor: Reina, Gulacsi, Hansen, Johnson, Kelly, Skrtel, Carragher, Krygiakos, Aurelio, Cole, Spearing, Poulsen, Lucas, Pacheco, Shelvey, Babel, Kuyt, Ngog, Eccleston.


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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pictures: Jovanovic, Cole and Wilson unveiled at Anfield

Liverpool held a press-conference today to unveil new signings Joe Cole, Milan Jovanovic and Danny Wilson.


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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cole wearing the iconic No.10

There has been some confusion in allocation of Liverpool’s shirt numbers. Earlier signing of Milan Jovanovic has already been assigned with the number 10 shirt.

But due to the popularity of Joe Cole, he has been given the number 10 shirt instead. Jovanovic will be wearing the number 14 shirt, previously worn by Xabi Alonso.

Cole has completed his move to Liverpool FC on Wednesday after the England international has passed his medical.


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Monday, July 19, 2010

Joe Cole signs four-year deal

It’s official! Liverpool FC has kopped Joe Cole, beating competition from Tottenham Hotspurs and Arsenal for the 28-year-old Chelsea’s midfielder on a free transfer.

Joe Cole signing was seen as a direct replacement for Yossi Benayoun who travelled in the opposite direction earlier this month.

   Liverpool FC are delighted to confirm the signing of Joe Cole on a four-year deal.

The England midfielder has agreed personal terms with the Reds and will undergo a medical in the next 48 hours.

Cole will be Liverpool FC second signing of the summer after Milan Jovanovic and Hodgson’s first signing for the Reds.


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Serbian forward signs three-year deal

Milan Jovanovic Serbia international Milan Jovanovic has penned a three-year deal at Melwood on 8 July. The 29-year-old forward was one of Serbia’s star performer at the World Cup, scoring the winning goal against Germany.

  "It is an honour for me to sign for one of the biggest clubs in football.

"I cannot wait to start working with the manager and I'm looking forward to joining up with my new teammates on our Swiss training camp." Jovanovic told

He has spent the previous four years at Standard Liege, where he won Belgian Footballer of the Year in 2008 and the Golden Shoe in 2009. Jovanovic arrived on a free transfer, he will provide the much needed cover for our star striker, Fernando Torres.

Milan Jovanovic Milan “The Snake” Jovanovic has been handed the iconic No.10 shirt after completing his transfer from Standard Liege. The number has previously been worn by Anfield legends like John Barnes, Terry McDermott, Jan Molby, Luis Garcia and John Toshack.


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