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07 May 2017 08:39:56
Eds, could you see Liverpool becoming interested in Robertson again if Hull are Relegated?
I know his price tag has been daft but if they get relegated then surely he will push for a move. His crossing ability is superb, a proper LB too.

Anfield Andy

{Ed001's Note - possibly, though not sure his crossing has been superb nor that he is a proper lb, his defending leaves a lot to be desired and he is poor on the ball when under pressure. Give him time and space and he is fine, but the moment he gets pressed his head goes and his passing and crossing is all over the place.}


1.) 07 May 2017 10:08:17
Charlie Taylor would be the better option than Robertson. Would cost less (only tribunal fee) and is supposed to be a more rounded player.
Bertrand or Sessegnon though would be much much better signings.


2.) 07 May 2017 14:29:35
Bertrand all day.


3.) 08 May 2017 07:55:09
Ok I take back what I said about Taylor. The idiot just refused to play his last game for a club that gave him his first chance at a football career. Rather have Moreno than another mercenary and problem maker.


4.) 08 May 2017 12:26:58
Bertrand is turning 28 in august, not a Klopp type of signing, too old.

It's either going to be a young project like Sessegnon or player under 24/ 25 that has couple years of starting experience in a league somewhere in europe.


5.) 08 May 2017 22:27:54
Charlie Taylor is a good left back, but he tends to pick his games . joke .


6.) 09 May 2017 09:14:44
Definitely Bertrand, our VIP discount still valid.


 

 

23 Feb 2017 07:49:17
Eds,
Seen the Gossip page has a quote from Klopp in regards to Dolberg. Has a journo asked him about possible interest and do you think Liverpool may look at him?
Looks like he could be a great striker in years to come, just hadn't seen much of a link between us and him.
I'd have thought he would be a Barca, Madrid, Munich, Man City type target but would be glad if we were in the running.

Thanks in advance eds.

Anfield Andy

{Ed002's Note - He was asked about Danish players by a Danish journalist during an interview. Chelsea and Manchester City have a declared interest in Ajax's Kasper Dolberg who has also been watched by Manchester United, Rangers, Everton, Sunderland and others.}


1.) 23 Feb 2017 11:31:27
As good as he could become we have origi who is our development striker. Anyone who comes in now needs to deliver 2 weeks before they sign. If we want to keep up wi5h the rest but still wish to develop youth then there's an academy for that.

First team ready players now.


2.) 23 Feb 2017 12:27:48
Supermane, while logical, ethical and sound, I am not sure your approach really works in today's big business, fast profits world of football. Owners, teams and even the fans want quicker, almost immediate winning results, and we all know it.

So while having a grassroots approach of building up and development through academies is the correct one (IMO), the big teams all are using an approach of developing a team of existing senior players, development players (subs and youth teams what-not) and buying the best appropriate players on the market at any given time.

Look at Barcelona with their first team and their famed academy, and yet they are still always on the lokout for the next superstar available on the market. Or look at Chelsea and ManC with their loaned out players (38 and 17) and their ability to cherry pick any player back from a loan if he adds to the first team. (We have 12 players on loan BTW, but perhaps not so cleverly purchased) .

I'm not arguing with you. Just saying that if Klopp and coaches see Dolberg as better (at present and in future) than Origi, then so be it and let's go out and try to buy him. I'm not at all comfortable with the notion that a first team's success should be held back, because we are waiting for players from the subs or youth teams to develop.

It doesn't work, and you certainly don't maximise your chances to win trophies this way. Let's have an approach of creating a team with the best senior squad, the best youth teams possible and buying the best possible players available in the market. Put them all in the mix, and then the best players available, play on any match day.

I agree we may not have the money available as other teams, but then every team should function within its fiscal means anyway, so I'm not even considering this aspect of it.


3.) 23 Feb 2017 15:52:40
We have enough youngsters in our academy. What we need is a first team players.


4.) 25 Feb 2017 12:23:29
Ed002, if we we're to move for Dolberg now after Klopps comments, would we not be at risk of a charge for tapping up?

If the guy is a target, Klopp has publically unsettled him. Saw this with Zielinski and Gotze last time out. Hope Jurgen has learned his lesson.

{Ed002's Note - No and he has not been a player Liverpool has shown any interest in. He was asked by a Danish journalist if he had heard of Dolberg.}


5.) 25 Feb 2017 15:41:24
Ahh good to hear then Ed. Media set him up with a loaded question!

{Ed002's Note - No.}


 

 

13 Jan 2015 04:54:03
Saw something, yes on twitter, yesterday saying Sturridge has had a reoccurence of the injury which kept him out for 18 weeks. Just wondering if anyone knows whether its true or not?

Anfield Andy

1.) 13 Jan 2015 10:23:11
there is your first clue, you said
it was on twitter.


2.) 13 Jan 2015 11:25:10
Which is exactly why I didn't come on saying Sturridge is injured. But sometimes even twitter can have some truths.


3.) 13 Jan 2015 14:09:20
Was it not just, 'Sturbridge has been out for 18 weeks with a reoccurring injury' as In past tense!


 

 

24 Jul 2014 21:14:01
Eds, all gone quiet on the Aurier front. Not saying were even interested but wondered if he is still on the move?

Anfield Andy

{Ed002's Note - Sure - he will go to PSG.}


1.) He's already went to PSG


2.) Serge Aurier, missed a gem in my opinion!

{Ed002's Note - Missed?}


3.) Nah not really missed but good crosser of the ball nonetheless. We have Kelly and Flanno in that position anyway, even if Johnson were to leave.


 

 

13 Feb 2014 19:01:27
Have it very from a very reliable friend that Jordan Henderson is going to be out for the next 6 weeks, he has today been to a specialist hospital and had a minor operation on his thumb.
Gutted for the lad after the influence he's had in recent weeks but would suggest it means that Lucas is ready to return. I would only suggest this as Henderson was initially supposed to be in on Tuesday but put off the appointment so he could play in the Fulham game.

Anfield Andy

1.) If he's off for 6 weeks after a minor operation on his thumb then I think he needs to see a different surgeon. Either that or he's replacing Mignolet in goal.


2.) Get a grip! 6 weeks for a thumb! Pretty sure any thumb op could wait till after the WC anyway.


3.) 13 Feb 2014 22:38:28
Hehe. He won't be out at all, mind you 6 weeks. Hilarious.
The man himself said he won't miss any games. That's much more like the truth won't you think.


4.) 14 Feb 2014 05:33:28
I also think 6 weeks is excessive, but they always go with a longer duration as a precaution.
Considering that the same hospital has done many operations on other sports stars including Gerrard and Jason Robinson (Rugby) and Amir Khan's hand specialist is there, I would suggest that there is no better for him to have gone to.
He was initially booked in for Tuesday but put it off to play against Fulham, he obviously wants to make sure he's fit in time for selection for the World Cup.
So I agree he won't be out for the full 6 weeks but that's what he's been given for it to heal fully.
Wrightington Hospital sees to many sports stars.


5.) Lots of doctors on here.

I broke my thumb and had to have it pinned, 6 weeks is normal, you don't want to mess around with thumbs if its a bad break.

Still not 100% after two years.


6.) He ain't a keeper


7.) Apparently he's 50/50 to play against Arsenal


 

 

 

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20 Aug 2017 14:34:43
All these people saying 'obvious no business will be done now, its too close to the end of the window' are very forgetful of just how much business gets gone on Deadline day, never mind the week before.

Anfield Andy

1.) 20 Aug 2017 14:43:56
In the past has lfc done much business on deadline day.


2.) 20 Aug 2017 15:10:04
Andy Carroll!


3.) 20 Aug 2017 15:13:46
You can't just say 'Liverpool don't usually do business on deadline, that means they won't now'.
In the past Liverpool have had their targets in and not had to do business so close to the end, we don't have that luxury this year.


4.) 20 Aug 2017 15:18:31
At least one or two will come in. Relax.


5.) 20 Aug 2017 16:46:02
The thing that worries me is klopp doesn't seem the type too be a big fan off bringin players in late as he likes too work with players who know his way of playin an his methods I hope I am wrong.


6.) 20 Aug 2017 17:30:00
I can't see us doing any more business. Primary targets aren't available and no players of any quality will be available at this stage without their clubs charging ridiculous fees.


 

 

20 Aug 2017 07:59:58
The future is looking bright with our TAA and Robertson options. We have all seen TAA pre season and against Watford/ Hoffenheim.
Robertson was great yesterday. His passing, awareness, one twos and overall his crossing were superb. Where the difference between his £8m and Kyle Walkers £50m is I will never know.
Yes, Robertson needs testing defensively, and will get that against Arsenal, but he looked great yesterday.
Strikers will gobble up those crosses.
Does make me wonder whether we should be looking at the 3CB system to allow TAA and Robertson to push up. They offer such good width. I winder if that is why Klopp is so determined to get a ball playing CB.

Anfield Andy

1.) 20 Aug 2017 08:37:51
I think There will be times we may go three at the back. Gomez Matip and Vvd for me, if Maccas right and we end up signing him.
If we want to use our full backs for the width they need to have an end product. Robertson and Arnold are both really good at delivery with there crosses, so we have cheaply addressed one of our failures of last season.
The team need to defend better Andy. Klopp is right what he says other players need to take defensive responsibilty When our fullbacks are up the park, just like Milner did yesterday.
I love the way we play, it is so much better to watch than the we stop the opposition playing and wait fo mistakes tactics, that other certain managers employ.
Good Post I totally agree with your thoughts Mate.


2.) 20 Aug 2017 08:44:46
We lack the depth to play 3 CBs, unless Shako is considered even after a new CB comes in?


3.) 20 Aug 2017 08:47:03
We just need a vocal defender. Someone like a Carragher, or Terry. Not neccesarily someone who is the best defender in the world, but someone who can organise the defense. You would be surprised how much that would help both our defense and our keeper.
Thats why zonal worked better under Rafa, he had a leader in Carragher to male sure everyone was doing their job.


4.) 20 Aug 2017 09:17:52
Scott Dann? Could do a job for us, is a LFC fan and would be a sound stop gap till Gomez is ready to step up. In fact, I'd like to see both VVD and Dann sign.


5.) 20 Aug 2017 09:54:02
Actually, Carragher and Terry were also very good defenders and good footballers.


6.) 20 Aug 2017 15:12:14
Mr Dennis I didn't mean they weren't, they were both extremely good. I just meant that we wouldn't have to find someone on that level, just someone is good but vocal and has a good understanding.


 

 

19 Aug 2017 23:35:49
How anyone can say Mahrez wouldn't be good enough for us is beyond me, he carves defenses apart from out wide or through the middle. Would be a great replacement if Coutinho went.

Anfield Andy

1.) 19 Aug 2017 23:54:33
People don't doubt his ability, they doubt his mentality. He spent most of last season doing precisely nothing, and if he doesn't get a move from Leicester, he'll probably do the same again this season once the window is shut.


2.) 19 Aug 2017 23:55:13
He's nothing like Coutinho. Coutinho is a number 10, always has been. Mahrez is a winger.


3.) 20 Aug 2017 00:29:32
Players to hand in a transfer request:

Van Dijk
Coutinho
Mahrez

Players still putting a shift in for their team:

Mahrez.


4.) 20 Aug 2017 00:35:48
His skill set would work well as a 10 too, he doesn't rely on pace for his skill.


5.) 20 Aug 2017 05:03:25
That's a good point kopite.

{Ed001's Note - though that does not tell the full story. The other two have made comparatively big money moves in the past that would have meant neither of them should have any financial worries. Both have earnt enough to be set for life. Mahrez came from the second tier of French football, was signed on the cheap and has not been earning a wage comparable with the other two either. He has to earn his living or his family will go hungry, the other two can afford to miss out on a few weeks' wages.}


6.) 20 Aug 2017 05:47:55
Ed, that doesn't change the fact he is being more professional.

{Ed001's Note - I never said it does. I was just pointing out that he does not have the option to miss games like they do. Would he be so professional if he did not need the money ie after he gets his move?}


7.) 20 Aug 2017 05:56:47
Ed I'm sure after a couple of years on 40k a week, you could have nothing coming in for a few months and people would hardly starve,

At the same time I have no idea what his wages are.

{Ed001's Note - his wages were significantly less than that. You forget they signed him from the second tier in France, which is equivalent to our League 2/Conference National in terms of wage structures, in the main. You are talking about a player earning a few hundred pounds a week that signed for a Championship club that was not cash rich at that time. He has had a pay rise for last season, but it is not the same as having had a big move, like VVD and Couts, which would have paid a signing fee of hundreds of thousands.}


8.) 20 Aug 2017 07:43:18
Mahrez will not fit the no. 10 role the way we play it. Cou fits it well as he has been here for 4 yrs, developing himself and his game to fit into it.

Mahrez will only work had we not signed Salah or Mane. BTW, his mentality is crap and does not work had enough when he does not have the ball. We shall see what happens after he gets his payday, if he gets one.


9.) 20 Aug 2017 08:57:36
Mahrez is an incredible player, but i don't like his attitude. He just downed tools last season.

Having said that, at a club like Liverpool he might be happier as it carries more prestige.

A front 3 of Mane, Salah and Mahrez with Firmino just behind would be absolutely lethal. There is no doubting that in my opinion. Their movement, pace, skill and vision would be enough to take even Juventus or Madrid to pieces.


10.) 21 Aug 2017 12:27:56
Fair point ed001.

{Ed001's Note - thanks.}


 

 

14 Aug 2017 18:03:09
Will this Chinese takeover affect our chances of getting VVD?

Anfield Andy

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool formerly withdrew their interest in the player whilst apologising for making an illegal approach.}


1.) 14 Aug 2017 19:26:28
Strange that Macca thinks he will sign even with our statement. can't see it myself. It will be the 4 CB's we have at the minute.

{Ed002's Note - Macca is giving the best information available to him at the time. It won't always be perfect and everyone has to accept that things change very quickly.}


2.) 14 Aug 2017 19:58:23
Cheers ed I appreciate what your saying. I guess the thought of not bringing in a better CB has gone beyond frustrating.

{Ed002's Note - There was a low bid for another - but there is still time. It would mean that Gomez will end up as FB cover or out on loan.}


3.) 14 Aug 2017 21:44:44
Cheers ed. Koulibaly was the low bid I think. All interest seems to be on the one CB that appears not obtainable. Will see what develops.


 

 

14 Aug 2017 07:14:23
Monday has rolled around and yet again the Eds will face an unlimited number of questions about Coutinho and a vast number of potential replacements, some that we have shown an interest in and others that we have never even looked at.
Getting fed up of this one myself, let's hope it is sorted asap and we can all move on.

Anfield Andy

1.) 14 Aug 2017 08:17:56
Was you hoping for Monday to roll around and there be no comments on here instead.


2.) 14 Aug 2017 08:57:07
Didn't say anything about comments, opinions and debates is what a forum like this is all about.
Just the barrage of questions that have already been answered last week that people can't be bothered to search for that can be annoying, especially with so many people asking the same Coutinho questions over and over.
Let's be honest, we all want the Coutinho mess to be over so we can focus on the upcoming matches.


3.) 14 Aug 2017 09:44:02
Andy what else did you expect on a website specifically about transfer rumours?


4.) 14 Aug 2017 10:21:46
You post and moan about Coutinho posts on this page and just add to the number of Coutinho posts on this page!


 

 

 

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20 Aug 2017 17:59:10
Son is superb, just look at his goal scoring record. Really can't believe that Tottenham were looking at Morata when they have Son to back up Kane.

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18 Aug 2017 19:50:36
Its not that we can't buy players with the money we have, its that the clubs don't want to sell. We could still spend money needlessly on secondary targets.
You all need to realise that even without Coutinho or Sturridge we have still scored goals, we need a defense, and better organisation in defense.
As Macca said, it is entirely possible that we are waiting for confirmation of CL qualification before making our moves.

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15 Aug 2017 07:54:44
I think towards the end of last season, in pre season and in our one game this season, he has shown he can be a great player for us. We should have done more to secure him before this situation arose.

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09 Aug 2017 19:41:15
They arrived in London this morning.

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07 Aug 2017 07:16:59
I would do the same as we did with Suarez. Tell Coutinho he can leave, at the end of the season when we have thoroughly scouted a decent shortlist if replacements.
Only difference is that Suarez also needed that season to upgrade his transfer prospects from Arsenal to Barcelona, Coutinho doesn't need to convince Barcelona to come for him.

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20 Aug 2017 15:13:46
You can't just say 'Liverpool don't usually do business on deadline, that means they won't now'.
In the past Liverpool have had their targets in and not had to do business so close to the end, we don't have that luxury this year.

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20 Aug 2017 15:12:14
Mr Dennis I didn't mean they weren't, they were both extremely good. I just meant that we wouldn't have to find someone on that level, just someone is good but vocal and has a good understanding.

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20 Aug 2017 08:47:03
We just need a vocal defender. Someone like a Carragher, or Terry. Not neccesarily someone who is the best defender in the world, but someone who can organise the defense. You would be surprised how much that would help both our defense and our keeper.
Thats why zonal worked better under Rafa, he had a leader in Carragher to male sure everyone was doing their job.

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20 Aug 2017 07:55:10
Sturridge is playing smart. He is aware that his pace and agility are probably what cause him his muscle injuries, so he is adjusting his game a bit.
I saw it in pre season the day he got injured lobbing the keeper. He got away from the defender but the usual blast of pace wasn't there.
I think he is aware, as is Klopp, that once he has the ball he is a great finisher, so only has to create himself a yard or so of space.
Like End said, whether this is Sturridge easing himself back in after injury and we will see the pace return we will have to wait and see.

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19 Aug 2017 07:47:24
Ed is right here, Carragher was alright on the ball, hence him being shipped around CB, LB, RB and also as a defensive midfielder.
You really don't realise what you have until its gone, we were all so used to Carragher barking orders that we hardly noticed it, now he's gone we have no one organising at the back, and probably no one with the balls or backing to explain to the manager that were struggling with the current zonal marking set up, even if Carragher does appear to be a great advocate of zonal marking when its done right.

Anfield Andy

{Ed001's Note - zonal is not the problem, if we went man to man they would still be hopeless without an organiser. We need a goalkeeper who is not as nice as Migs and will kick them round the training ground if they let him down in the matches.}