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Ilori would be our worst centre back if he came to us. Must be seen to have loads of potential cos he'll add nothing now.

 

Like with you moaning about Aspas before he'd kicked a ball for us, how do you know?

 

A summer international U21 tournament is no place to judge anybody's ability.

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Meanwhile, in the world of meaningful if realistic ambition, Southampton have signed Osvaldo, Wanyama, and Lovren.

 

NO NO NO. They're all rubbish. Southampton haven't signed any good players. Neither have Norwich or Cardiff.

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Like with you moaning about Aspas before he'd kicked a ball for us, how do you know?

 

A summer international U21 tournament is no place to judge anybody's ability.

 

I think Aspas could be a good signing. I think he'll do well. Me moaning was me agreeing with Rodgers when he said the signings were squad players and they need first 11 quality.

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He is shite, I've never even seen him play but I just know he is fucking shite. Insua played for Sporting Lisbon and so does this fella so that Defo means he will be shit and not suited to English football.

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Obviously i want us to sign class players, Russ. That's why i think this summer has been shit.

 

I hardly go to Anfield hoping to see players who aren't good enough. IMO Ilori doesn't look better than any centre back we have.

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Breaking News: Kevin-Prince #Boateng schon zur medizinischen Untersuchung auf Schalke!

 

Kevin-Prince Boateng having a medical at Schalke. I guess he wasn't happy at AC Milan after all the abuse. Does that mean Schalke is moving on one of their midfielders (Draxler)?

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Rubbish transfer window and I highly doubt it's going to improve much in the coming days. Spending in January won't make up for another wasted season and falling further behind the top five clubs in the league.

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James Pearce saying Ilori more likely than Sakho. Which would be a shame.

 

Sakho reputedly has a poor attitude. I suspect that is why, despite his undoubted talent, both Ancelotti and Blanc have not been too keen on him.

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Breaking News: Kevin-Prince #Boateng schon zur medizinischen Untersuchung auf Schalke!

 

Kevin-Prince Boateng having a medical at Schalke. I guess he wasn't happy at AC Milan after all the abuse. Does that mean Schalke is moving on one of their midfielders (Draxler)?

 

Methinks that this means that Kaka returns to Milan, that's all.

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For 20 years we've only needed a couple of good signings in order to challenge....

 

For the title. Now our holy grail is fourth place in the league.

 

We'll be fighting with everton for sixth this season. Again. Like two bald men fighting over a comb.

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Sakho reputedly has a poor attitude. I suspect that is why' date=' despite his undoubted talent, both Ancelotti and Blanc have not been too keen on him.[/quote']

 

That's why he was offered a new deal then

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Sakho reputedly has a poor attitude. I suspect that is why, despite his undoubted talent, both Ancelotti and Blanc have not been too keen on him.

 

Wasn't he the captain few season ago?

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For 20 years we've only needed a couple of good signings in order to challenge....

 

It's almost like there's been a conspiracy to keep us from competing. As you say, we've always had the bones of a top squad and then we've been sabotaged or sabotaged ourselves.

 

The Spice Boys days, we just needed to NOT buy shit defenders like Ruddock and Babb.

The Houllier years, we just needed to NOT waste £30m on Biscan, Kirkland, Diouf, Diao, Cheyrou and Pongolle.

The Benitez years, we just needed to NOT waste £40m on Keane and Aquilani.

The Kenny return, we just needed to NOT waste £75m on Carroll, Downing and Henderson.

And now, we just needed to invest a similar amount as we've always done, but we can't/won't/forgot/don't care.

 

23 years of uselessness in signing players. The only constant during these years has been the strength offered by the homegrown lads in the form of Carragher, Owen, McManaman, Fowler, Murphy and Gerrard who have seen us through that period.

 

The highlights of purchasing during this 23 year period have been Hyppia, Torres, Suarez, Hamann and Alonso. Just five really outstanding players, then a sub level of Mascherano, Kuyt, Agger, Reina, McAllister, and then a further sub level of the likes of Garcia, Litmanen, Finnan etc and then just utter filler and then just utter garbage.

 

You look at the list of 100 players who shook the Kop, it's comedy. On the list of the 100 best players we've had, we've got the likes of...

 

34. Luis Garcia

36. Lucas

43. Riise

51. Glen Johnson

55. Berger

58. Smicer

59. Skrtel

61. Cisse

72. Baros

73. Crouch

79. Maxi

 

Of ALL TIME. Don't forget that, of ALL TIME.

 

 

 

 

Just not good enough, just smacks of stupid people making stupid decisions at critical times.

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The vast majority of supporters I've spoken to are fair minded enough to recognise it was always going to be a difficult summer with regards to securing players who would make a big impact on our first XI. I don't think anyone expected miracles and without Champions League it was always going to be difficult.

 

However, where do you draw the line? A total lack of re-inforcements, coupled with the sales made and further slashing of the wage bill, a few days before the window shuts and with the season already in full flow. I think the time for being charitable and giving the club the benefit of the doubt has probably passed. A couple of squad fillers over the coming days doesn't cut it. Up until this point I've given FSG the benefit of the doubt but barring a rabbit being pulled from the hat in the coming days I think it's fair for us to really question their motives as owners of the club. This was the summer they said we'd kick on, instead we've stumbled from one transfer saga to the next, embarrassing ourself in the process and failing to secure anyone of note. I hope for their sake they have something in the pipeline or public opinion will really start to turn against them.

 

Good post, sums the situation up perfectly.

 

I think the nutters banging on about net spend and conspiracy theories are easy to dismiss, but it masks a more unsettling worry that's growing in the minds of many reasonable supporters, which is that we're simply not very capable as an outfit.

 

It'd be easier to dismiss those fears with a seasoned DoF, manager or chairman and a clear sense of the system behind the scenes.

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Sakho reputedly has a poor attitude. I suspect that is why, despite his undoubted talent, both Ancelotti and Blanc have not been too keen on him.

 

Ancelotti didnt seem to have a problem with him. He started in the majority of their league games last season, and i dont think thats too bad considering Silva is a given, and Alex aint half bad, now they have signed Marquinhos too, so chances will be limited for him.

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Just not good enough, just smacks of stupid people making stupid decisions at critical times.

 

No way to run a business, is it? I'm inclined to give the benefit of the doubt to FSG since the Kenny/Comolli fiasco. If I was Henry I'd be grilling Rodgers and the scouts over every single piece of business.

 

One player that sticks out as a poster boy of this kind of stupidity is Coates. Didn't anybody who scouted him see that he had no pace, and that he might not be a good fit for the PL? The club should make these scouting reports public.

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It's almost like there's been a conspiracy to keep us from competing. As you say, we've always had the bones of a top squad and then we've been sabotaged or sabotaged ourselves.

 

The Spice Boys days, we just needed to NOT buy shit defenders like Ruddock and Babb.

The Houllier years, we just needed to NOT waste £30m on Biscan, Kirkland, Diouf, Diao, Cheyrou and Pongolle.

The Benitez years, we just needed to NOT waste £40m on Keane and Aquilani.

The Kenny return, we just needed to NOT waste £75m on Carroll, Downing and Henderson.

And now, we just needed to invest a similar amount as we've always done, but we can't/won't/forgot/don't care.

 

23 years of uselessness in signing players. The only constant during these years has been the strength offered by the homegrown lads in the form of Carragher, Owen, McManaman, Fowler, Murphy and Gerrard who have seen us through that period.

 

The highlights of purchasing during this 23 year period have been Hyppia, Torres, Suarez, Hamann and Alonso. Just five really outstanding players, then a sub level of Mascherano, Kuyt, Agger, Reina, McAllister, and then a further sub level of the likes of Garcia, Litmanen, Finnan etc and then just utter filler and then just utter garbage.

 

You look at the list of 100 players who shook the Kop, it's comedy. On the list of the 100 best players we've had, we've got the likes of...

 

34. Luis Garcia

36. Lucas

43. Riise

51. Glen Johnson

55. Berger

58. Smicer

59. Skrtel

61. Cisse

72. Baros

73. Crouch

79. Maxi

 

Of ALL TIME. Don't forget that, of ALL TIME.

 

 

 

 

Just not good enough, just smacks of stupid people making stupid decisions at critical times.

 

Garcia (Champions League goals, FA Cup Semi-Final goal, etc.) and Smicer (Champions League Final goal) are bound to be included, though.

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Liverpool FC Transfer Rumour Mill: Reds bid £20m for Yarmalenko but Milan in hunt too, Sakho snubs Roma for Anfield, Shay Given to sign, Ilori in talks, Alderweireld latest

 

30 Aug 2013 09:41

 

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers faces a frantic weekend of transfer business - plus Manchester United clash

 

Liverpool FC Transfer Rumour Mill: Reds bid £20m for Yarmalenko but Milan in hunt too, Sakho snubs Roma for Anfield, Shay Given to sign, Ilori in talks, Alderweireld latest - Liverpool Echo

 

Liverpool FC rumour mill - 2013/2014

The latest transfer rumours and gossip involving Liverpool FC

 

Liverpool likely to face competition from AC Milan for Andriy Yarmolenko despite £20m bid

 

LIVERPOOL could face competition from AC Milan for the signing of Ukrainian star Andriy Yarmalenko after reportedly lodging a bid of almost £20m for the player.

 

According to Sky Italia Brendan Rodgers has offered €23m (£19.7m) for Dinamo Kiev's Yarmolenko who Ukrainian national coach Oleg Blohkin has called "unstoppable".

 

But Milan also have a long-standing interest in the player and hope he can be persuaded to follow a similar path to compatriot Andriy Shevchenko who starred for the Rossoneri after joining from Dynamo Kiev in 1999.

 

And after qualifying for the group stages of the Champions League, the Italian club could be ready to at least match Liverpool's offer after having a £17m bid turned down recently.

 

The 23-year-old's agent agent Mikhail Gulordava said: "Milan made a €20m (£17m) bid for Yarmolenko, but the only way to tempt Kiev's president is to make an offer that he can't refuse.

 

"My client obviously wants to play for a club like Milan. He would like to follow in the footsteps of Shevchenko.

 

"However, Premier League clubs are also interested."

 

Liverpool likely to face competition from AC Milan for Andriy Yarmolenko despite £20m bid

According to Sky Italia Brendan Rodgers has offered €23m (£19.7m) for Dinamo Kiev's Yarmolenko who Ukrainian national coach Oleg Blohkin.

 

Sky Italia journalist and one of the stars of the current transfer window, Gianluca Di Marzio, has Tweeted on Thursday afternoon that Liverpool were close to signing PSG defender Mamadou Sakho and have also made a 23 million euro bid for Dyanmo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko.

 

Roma made a late move for Sakho but appear to have been rebuffed as the French defender has already agreed personal terms.

The move is thought to be close, according to Sky Italia and Sakho is heading to Anfield in the hope of playing regular first team football to force his way into the France World Cup squad at the end of the season.

 

Sakho, who holds the record as the youngest ever PSG captain, has struggled for first team opportunities at the Ligue 1 champions due to Brazilians Thiago Silva, Alex and Marquinhos.

 

Source: Sky Italia

 

Liverpool close in on Mamadou Sakho & bid €23m for Andriy Yarmolenko [sky Italia]

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 Sky Italia journalist and one of the stars of the current transfer window, Gianluca Di Marzio, has Tweeted on...

 

TELEGRAPH·2 HOURS AGO

Liverpool are closing in on a surprise deal to make Shay Given their No 2 goalkeeper.

Given had been linked with a move to Doncaster earlier this summer but that switch failed to materialise and he has remained at Aston Villa, even though he has been told by Paul Lambert he has no future at the club.

 

However, Brendan Rodgers is aiming to bring in experienced back-up for Simon Mignolet, whom he brought into replace Pepe Reina in June, and has identified Given as being an ideal. Should talks go smoothly, a deal could be completed before the weekend.

 

They have resumed discussions with Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday over a £7million move for Tiago Ilori, who has been on Liverpool's wanted list all summer.

 

Liverpool close on shock switch for Given (and will move for Sakho if they fail to sign £7m Ilori)

By Simon Jones PUBLISHED: 16:30 EST, 29 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:30 EST, 29 August 2013

 

Atletico Madrid are hopeful of completing the signing of Toby Alderweireld before the transfer window closes after the defender indicated he would prefer a move to the Spanish capital over a switch to Liverpool.

 

Alderweireld has attracted interest from a number of English clubs throughout the summer with Tottenham, Everton and Norwich as well as the Reds monitoring his situation at Ajax.

 

Liverpool frustrated in Alderweireld chase as £5m defender opts for Atletico Madrid

By John Edwards PUBLISHED: 17:24 EST, 29 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:24 EST, 29 August 2013 Atletico Madrid are hopeful of completing the s...

 

DAILYMAIL

THURSDAY AUGUST 29

 

Liverpool to make offer for £7.5m rated Man City defender Joleon Lescott

 

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will look to strengthen his defensive options by looking to lure Man City centre-back Joleon Lescott to Anfield.

 

The experienced former Everton man is likely to see limited action at the Etihad Stadium under new boss Manuel Pellegrini though the 31 year old has started both Man City’s opening Premier League fixtures he has only done so because young Serbian Matija Nastastic has been ruled out with an ankle injury and with experienced Argentine Martin Demichelis said to be on his way to the Premier League side it would appear to spell the end of the England international’s chances.

 

Rodgers has seen both Kolo Toure and Sebastian Coates suffer injuries and appears reticent to use Martin Skrtel, who was frozen out of first team action for much of the second half of the 2012/13 campaign, and this source believes £7.5m would be enough to bring in the Birmingham born defender.

 

Liverpool to Make Offer for £7.5m Rated Man City Defender Joleon Lescott

Anfield side prepare move for experienced Etihad Stadium centre-back. Check in to Transfer Window: Done Deal Alerts Liverpool boss Brenda...

 

The club have already seen an £8 million offer for the player rejected and they are expected to lodge another offer, possibly before the weekend.

Reports suggest that PSG are holding out for a fee within the region of £12 million, which Liverpool may have to pay in the face of interest from Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan.

 

Another possible defensive option still linked with the club is Barcelona’s Martin Montoya. Napoli have been trying to sign the 22-year-old but have been unsuccessful which means Liverpool still have time to try and do a deal before the close of the transfer window this Monday.

 

Source: Here Is The City

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Liverpool FC Transfer Rumour Mill: Reds bid £20m for Yarmalenko but Milan in hunt too' date=' Sakho snubs Roma for Anfield, Shay Given to sign, Ilori in talks, Alderweireld latest

 

30 Aug 2013 09:41

 

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers faces a frantic weekend of transfer business - plus Manchester United clash

 

Liverpool FC Transfer Rumour Mill: Reds bid £20m for Yarmalenko but Milan in hunt too, Sakho snubs Roma for Anfield, Shay Given to sign, Ilori in talks, Alderweireld latest - Liverpool Echo

 

Great that sakho is coming here.

 

And if Milan bids for yarmo, we won't get him. Besides KPB is going to schalke.

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Liverpool FC Transfer Rumour Mill: Reds bid £20m for Yarmalenko but Milan in hunt too, Sakho snubs Roma for Anfield, Shay Given to sign, Ilori in talks, Alderweireld latest

 

30 Aug 2013 09:41

 

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers faces a frantic weekend of transfer business - plus Manchester United clash

 

Liverpool FC Transfer Rumour Mill: Reds bid £20m for Yarmalenko but Milan in hunt too, Sakho snubs Roma for Anfield, Shay Given to sign, Ilori in talks, Alderweireld latest - Liverpool Echo

 

The Echo listing rumours with which we're already familiar.

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Well, if we sell Skrtel to Napoli for £10m, we'll have enough in the kitty to loan this for the season:

 

IMG_20120914_171917.jpg

 

Hubba hubba.

 

I see you purchased you're sense of humour from the same shop that you purchased your political beleifs.

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