Liverpool FC – Transfer Update

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Liverpool have been very busy in the transfer market already this summer, securing deals for three Southampton players, Rickie Lambert for £4million, Adam Lallana for £23million, and Dejan Lovren for £20million. We have also brought in 2 rising stars of the game in Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen for £10million and Lazar Markovic from Benfica for £20million. Add to that young forward Divock Origi from Lille, who is being loaned back, for £10m aswell and it takes the spending bill close to £90m.

Now this may seem a lot, but the reds have recouped £75million of that from the sale of Luis Suarez, and with the club getting extra revenue last season from their final League position, TV money and Champions League qualification, a net spend so far of in the region of £15million should leave plenty of money still in the pot to further bolster the squad for the coming season.

However, I must stress that fans have to be aware that wage packages are also factored in to what we spend, and by signing six new players their wages will amount to more than what we were paying Luis Suarez, especially considering the length of these contracts. Couple this with new deals on the horizon for many of the current players, with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson set to pen their names to extensions.

It was disappointing that a deal for Loic Remy fell through, whether it was his knee, heart or financial demands it remains unclear, but its back to the drawing board now for the club as we do appear to be a bit light in the striking department. We also need a left back and the two names constantly linked are Ryan Bertrand, however we were rebuffed in our attempts to sign him with Chelsea reluctant to sell to a rival club and he has since been loaned out to Southampton, and Alberto Moreno. It seems like there has finally been a breakthrough for the latter.

Regarding a right back, its been well documented that we are in advanced negotiations with Atletico Madrid for youngster Javier Manquillo, with a view to a two year loan deal and this deal could also be close to being completed soon. We’re also on the look out for another goalkeeper, someone who can apply pressure on Simon Mignolet, as it appears Pepe Reina’s days are numbered at Liverpool, and Brad Jones is not deemed enough competition for the Belgian.

I fully expect us to dip into the transfer market for more players between now and the end of August, and I’d imagine three or four more will be brought into the football club.

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  1. It’s important to note that from a wage balancing perspective we have seen a further 5 reductions beyond Suarez – Moses, Cissokho, Aspas, Alberto and Wisdom.
    Additionally, between now and 1/9/2014 I would suspect we will see further losses.

  2. LFC should sell Ager,Johnson(buy Monero and Marquillo), Reina,(buy Navas of Costarica) Enrique and Toure(Flanegan and Coates, Allen,(buy Marcos Rues) Boroni,(buy Lavetzi) this Liverpool would look nice, competetive and no-stop.

    • Firstly, a bit of a nothing read I’m afraid Jay, most if which we can glean from the papers. Only thing we can learn from this is that you, like many of the other copiers (I.e Musker, Philips, Moley and co), do not have any inside information and that most of what you say is taken from twitter.

      In respond to John Gatwing (or whatever his name is), I have a view that if you can’t spell the player’s name then your view counts for nothing. Please learn to know who LFC players are before talking nonsense about them.

      As for Jay Wright, the only question I have concerns the planet he is from. LFC will not be moving Flanagan on. This is not based on inside info but pure logic and common sense

  3. Skrtel remains as prone to mistakes as he ever was. At the age of 29, we’re reaching the point where it’s now or never in regards to getting a decent fee for him and I’d happily cash in, even if Agger does decide that he has to move on also. At least the likes of Kelly, Ilori and Coates have potential to learn from the mistakes that they may make if introduced to the first team – Skrtel has proven that he never will.

    Just because he has been the only one to stay fit consistently for the last 18 months and managed to hold onto his place doesn’t mean that he has been a consistent performer and should have the defence built around him – get rid asap.

  4. In what would likely be an equally unpopular move, I’d honestly look at moving Flanagan on this summer also, as I think his stock is as high as it will ever be right now, especially if we bring in a couple of new fullbacks as has been mooted. Johnson has been garbage at RB (but ironically decent enough at LB imo!) for a while and will be gone soon enough regardless, but we could cash in and get a welcome £5m or so windfall for Flanagan if we sold Flanagan now rather than waiting for him to spend this season on the bench.

    Finally, we’re unlikely to move Allen on, but I would love to see Lucas replaced with another more dynamic midfield option to put legitimate pressure on Gerrard for the holding role. I think that’s even more important than upgrading our centre-back options in improving our defensive performances tbh – the brilliance of Benitez’s teams imo was in the midfield preventing attackers getting clean looks at the last line of defence, even more-so than the organisation of the defence itself

  5. Wow an article for people who don’t read the papers…or twitter….or anywhere on the internet come to think of it. Though at least those people wouldn’t know that we already signed Bertrand 3 weeks ago according to Jay…..

    • Agreed Tel but that’s how these transfer fraudsters get so many followers. People rarely remember the 99 bad copy calls instead choosing to hang on the odd one that worked out.

      Any one with sense would unfollow the aforementioned buffoons wait for formal confirmation from the BBC or main LFC website

  6. lfc needs wilfried Bony , rather loose skrtl then agger, and enriqe is a great player,gerard is and should only be use as a impact player,buy Bony and liverpool win the league


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