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21 Feb 2020 06:22:55
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20 Feb 2020 16:50:07
Hi Ed002. I know you've mentioned plenty about Timo Werner and saying the move would make little sense. However I recall you said that if the player were happy to sit on the bench then he would be an option. From what he has been saying to the media, one quote directly referencing Liverpool and how proud he is to be linked to the club, do you think he's open to joining and perhaps not being guaranteed game time. It seems bizarre for a player of his calibre.

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{Ed002's Note - He was asked about Liverpool and he answered by saying, something like, they are the best club in the world right now, he is proud that he has been linked with them in the press, and that he would need to improve to play for Liverpool. I don't see anything has changed - as per last summer, there has certainly been interest from Klopp but right now there is no deal in place at all regardless of what the fat kid from Bolton has been saying for more than a year. It is hard to see how Werner would fit in unless there is a change of style or unless Firmino leaves. There remains interest from other high-profile clubs. As far as I know, what I wrote remains correct:

Timo Werner (S) RBL know of the interest of Chelsea who consider TW as a suitable replacement for Giroud - but they have other preferred options. Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid remain keen - but this could change quickly depending on other targets clubs have - for example, if by some chance MU were able to sign a particular Free Agent for the summer then interest in TW would go - equally if other clubs were not able to sign their targets, interest in TW might increase. Atletico signing Cavani would likely kill off their interest. There is clearly interest from Klopp, but would Timo Werner be interested in a move to sit on the bench at Liverpool most of the time? If the answer is yes, or if Firmino is leaving then it makes sense. Many of the fans expect Klopp to add all of these players without anyone leaving and then completely change tactics and rotate them - it makes zero sense and the club has to meet Home Grown quotas as well. PSG are concerned about being shunned by Icardi and have looked at TW but have not declared any interest. Mr Mourinho is keen for Spurs to take him but there are concerns about the cost. The interest of Dortmund has gone with the signing of Haarland. Bayern Munich were never going to do business in January and played down all transfer talk but there is no doubt that Robert Lewandowski, who will be 32 at the start of next season, is going to need replacing in the next 18 months - and the plan had always been that it would be Timo Werner - they could yet look to do something or perhaps suggest he waits another year at RBL who have offered a new contract. }

20 Feb 2020 18:16:47
Wow replacement for Giroud 😂😂😂.

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20 Feb 2020 19:28:27
Ed2 who are Manu hoping to get on a free?

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{Ed002's Note - It has been dealt with elsewhere.}

20 Feb 2020 22:05:47
I can see Firmino moving into the creative midfield role to be honest. which makes room for Werner. his tracking back and pressing would work fantastic in midfield. and add the creative spark he brings that we don't really have at the moment in midfield would be great. i would absolutely love us to move on Lallana, Milner and Wijnaldum with Ruben Neves. Curtis Jones and Firmino the 2 effectively taking the other 2 spots. as our midfield is mostly around 30+. good players, but to keep longevity at the top i feel we need to always be evolving.

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20 Feb 2020 23:01:33
Surely signing Werner would not have to mean a change of style? Whenever we sign anyone we give them time to be coached to play our style. I don’t see why Werner would be any different.

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{Ed002's Note - So then he sits on the bench for an occasional run out in the Milk Cup?}

20 Feb 2020 23:41:35
Just want to clarify something ed002.

When referring to the Liverpool front 3 and how its implausible for our front 3 to be dropped and Timo being a rotation player. how can Chelsea be interested in replacing a player that's had a couple of starts and a few sub appearances this season? In Giroud? And that being a plausible solution.

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{Ed002's Note - Chelsea have a need to maintain the status quo of three strikers - it is not about appearances or rotation. You are suggesting just adding players - which is a whole different thing. I am surprised that you find that difficult to understand.}

19 Feb 2020 19:00:00
Ed's do we have any interest in Rilot Rashica.

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{Ed002's Note - My notes say: Milot Rashica (LW/RW) another possible Jadon Sancho replacement or indeed a Leroy Sane option and there is interest from both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Werder Bremen don't want to sell (but could be relegated). Rashica plays predominently on the left, like several of the may Sancho replacements, but is seen as versatile. Dortmund are looking at a number of possible Sanch replacements that they have identified and others also play predominently on the left. I am not aware of any approach from Liverpool to Werder Bremen nor any declaration of interest from his agent or lawyer but it would be interesting if their were - he would certainly provide good cover for Mane.}

19 Feb 2020 20:33:43
Thank you Ed002.

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20 Feb 2020 06:57:06
Welcome back Virgil 👌🏻.

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20 Feb 2020 08:39:05
And the love affair continues.

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20 Feb 2020 03:14:30
Thanks, Ed. I was just about to ask the same question. Sounds more realistic than Sancho to me, to be honest.

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19 Feb 2020 16:07:55
Just been reading that apparently we have made an offer to Leverkusen,125 million Euro for Kai Havertz. Not believing it though lol sounds fantasy.

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19 Feb 2020 19:01:22
A mate of mine whos still in Germany visiting family told ne its common knowledge that LFC have made a bid.

Wishful thinking and fingers crossed, or complete nonsense.

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19 Feb 2020 19:10:17
Really? Tbh I’m doubting we have as it would be everywhere but not seen anything else on it. The figure quoted is crazy tbh and out of our reach. Then there is the issue of where does he play and instead of who?

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20 Feb 2020 08:42:35
If we are successful in bringing Havertz in, I think it's as replacement for Keita in the short term and being Henderson's replacement in the long term. I'm sure we had grandiose plans for bringing in Keita too, but we've seen how that has turned out. Time will tell.

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20 Feb 2020 10:44:59
Wouldn't write Keita off yet!

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18 Feb 2020 18:56:01
Afternoon, I’ve seen bits and bobs regarding Saka and Martinelli from Arsenal, Saka I really like him but I suppose he will block other youth team players progression.

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19 Feb 2020 08:02:55
Elliot.

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19 Feb 2020 17:08:34
Elliot RW
Sako LW.

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17 Feb 2020 12:35:14
Hi Eds,

Have Liverpool ever shown any interest in Norwich City LB, Jamal Lewis? As I think he would make an excellent player, to push and back up Andy Robertson.

Also, what are your thoughts on the player?

Thanks

Marc.

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{Ed002's Note - No, he looks to be heading elsewhere in the ummer - and Liverpool have two good young options at LB.}

17 Feb 2020 17:39:51
Will he be staying in the PL Ed?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes, that is the plan. But Liverpool has no interest in him.}

17 Feb 2020 22:41:48
i really think we should be giving Williams, Lewis and Larouci the chance to push to become back ups for the full back positions.

spending 30m on someone who won't be first choice is a bit mad! ed do you think we will see more of the above once we win the league?

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{Ed002's Note - Larouci seemed to have got ahead of Lewis and is well thought of as a player. There has been some eyebrows raised over his deciding to reject France as an International side which may see him depart for the AFCON. The club have some good young players and need to have some sort of plan for them - and the club know that and I expect them to act on it - else they will have the same fate as others from the leading sides who have walked.}

17 Feb 2020 23:24:27
thanks ed!

from my limited watching of them, larouci has more skill and flair but lewis offers a better cross and defence.

is he seen as near to being called up to the international side, or is that more of the long term view.

completely agree on the youth front which is why i am not keen on us looking at cantwell, lallana leaving should be an opportunity for the likes of jones etc to step up.

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{Ed002's Note - I know little of the Algerian international side. Jones plays a different position to Lallana - hence LFC looking at a prior option to replace him in the correct position.}

18 Feb 2020 07:57:48
Admittedly I've only seen Lewis in one game against Shrewsbury, but I think he's a better player currently than Larouci, and I think he's got more potential than Larouci too, who seems overly reliant on his physical attributes. It's just my opinion though, I'm sure Klopp and Ljinders are better equipped at judging these players than I ever will be.

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18 Feb 2020 04:57:38
How should the club act on it Ed? I refer to the situation with the young players. Better loan system? Clearer route to first team?

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{Ed002's Note - They need to have a plan for each player - there will not be loans for the Under 18s. What gets players who are close to the first team is young players arriving who are going to be ahead of them.}

18 Feb 2020 23:56:29
I think we've seen that klopp has intentions to challenge these youngsters to break into first team squad roles and it's healthy to have the likes of 2 different type of LB competing for that spot while Williams has the chance to claim RB squad role. We've seen the likes of clyne, Moreno, sturridge deemed surplus and klopp instead giving youngsters the game time in their positions. Hopefully Hoever, VDB, Jones, Elliot, Brewster can also continue to play and develop and we get to see a few success stories like Trent as klopp genuinely seems to have an interest in improving these guys who are yet aged only from 16-19yrs and have time on their hands. It's the likes of Woodburn, Wilson, Kane, ejaria etc I see no plan to integrate in future squad.

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17 Feb 2020 10:29:14
Hi Ed 02, any legs to the Todd Cantwell rumours. Young, English so would certainly help with homegrown quota. Looks like plenty of room for development too. Cheers.

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{Ed002's Note - Todd Cantwell (LM) a Lallana replacement who shares and "agent" with Sancho - and he says Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester United have enquired about Cantwell. So it seems so.}

17 Feb 2020 10:32:45
Thanks for the swift reply, would be a good addition to any of the above clubs imo. Have a great day.

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{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Simon.}

17 Feb 2020 11:47:34
Hi Ed002,

Is this a signing with the homegrown quota in mind, because i feel Cantwell plays in the same sort of positions Minamino and Ox would occupy who already don't get games. I feel like is interest i don't see why as we don't need him as we already have enough in that position. I don't get this one.

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{Ed002's Note - Typically Minamino plays on the right and more attacking positions. Oxlade-Chamberlain is perhaps closer but seems to have re-invented himself as a central midfield player. Cantwell is a straight replacement for Adam Lallana Alex. He would be maintaining the Home Grown quota, but it is indeed something Liverpool need to keep an eye on.}

17 Feb 2020 16:01:26
why buy Cantwell when we have Curtis Jones? should he not be Lallana's replacement?

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17 Feb 2020 16:03:46
What would signing Cantwell mean for Curtis Jones? They play in very similar positions.

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17 Feb 2020 14:46:53
I thought Jones might take Lallana's spot in the squad the kid is chomping at the bit, he might well spend next season on loand but I'd rather not bring someone in to replace a loan player.

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17 Feb 2020 19:38:13
Cantwell is a young Lallana and, as much as I love Adam, Cantwell is a poor mans Coutinho. Won’t be a starter for us. So it would have to be for homegrown quota though I think Jones is equally as good and will fight harder as a local lad.

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{Ed002's Note - Jones plays in a different position.}

17 Feb 2020 14:46:53
I thought Jones might take Lallana's spot in the squad the kid is chomping at the bit, he might well spend next season on loand but I'd rather not bring someone in to replace a loan player.

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{Ed002's Note - Jones does not need to take anyone’s place in the squad - he is underage.}

17 Feb 2020 21:04:59
Jones should go on loan.

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17 Feb 2020 22:42:57
why should jones go on loan? he has shown that he can offer something on the pitch currently.

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16 Feb 2020 10:04:30
Hi eds,

Do you think citu can get thier ban cleared as it seems if they don't play CL for 2 seasons the league would be a walk in the park for them. Also any updates on our summer targets. Kai havertz and jadon sancho. I did read you said sancho has a insane overall fee including agent fees but why would we then declare interest.

Cheers :)

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{Ed002's Note - Manchester City will appeal the ban.

Kai Havertz (AM) Bayern Munich will likely move for KH if the option on Philippe Coutinho not taken up, but interest from elsewhere - particularly Barcelona (if Coutinho leaves), Manchester City (as a David Silva replacement - although you can probably scratch that for now) and Juventus. Interest of Milan will likely not go anywhere. Dortmund and PSG have both certainly spoken with his agent. Numerous other clubs have had scouts watch including Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid who have watched him on a number of occasions but either don't see the value in the price or have other targets. With other transfers it is likely that we can remove the interest of Real Madrid, Manchester United can also be removed from the mix after completing the Bruno Fernandes transfer. Whether Liverpool wish to throw their hat in to the ring is another matter. Bild wrote an article citing interest from Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid - and then went on to write another saying Manchester United and Manchester City have spoken directly with the player - which they have not. Somewhere down the line an English paper added Liverpool as one of these clubs. Right now, Liverpool has not made any approach to Bayer Leverkusen regarding the player, and they should think very carefully about value for money – the asking price is very significant. Regardless, an enquiry is likely not too far away.

Jadon Sancho (RW) The total cost of the full package (transfer fee, agent fee, signing on fee and FA payment) is simply outrageous - otherwise he would be moving to Chelsea. Some interested sides will be shocked in to stepping back because of the costs - so Inter can be removed as they are looking to take another youngster from England; Juventus have other players they will look to first; Manchester City see him as over priced and have their mind focussed on something else. Manchester United are keen but the budget may not stretch and they have been talking (yesterday actually) to another side about taking a young player in the summer but they could return with an offer. Jadon Sancho is down the list and too expensive for Barcelona - he would want assurances of game time and he not first choice for them as they have a priority signing who will soak up a lot of the funds. Real Madrid have a different primary target who will cost a world record fee which will kill any chance of a move if it happens. PSG are not looking at Sancho and expect a similar, although older, player to be offered to them in part exchange in the summer. If Liverpool are looking to replace Salah I think there are cheaper options who would suit their needs available. So potentially an option for all of these sides but the total cost would need to change considerably for something to happen.

It is largely down to one person and his demands, what the player is open to and whether or not Dortmund are willing to work on the price. If you look at the clubs as options, the player has made it clear a return to London and joining Chelsea would be his preferred choice, but they are not going to pay for the total package as it is costed right now. Manchester City are in a similar place financially as Chelsea - and don't see anywhere close to the value in the player. Liverpool would need to let go of Salah and commit a lot more money to make it viable - I can't see that is the plan and it would be disruptive and rather stupid if they went down that road. Real Madrid and Barcelona both have high end targets that will soak up significant funds and will be ready to go immediately they join - they are likely unimpressed by the risk associated with the potential benefits. As for Manchester United, they remain in turmoil with no direction and the player wants to move elsewhere - they could throw money at the problem but it would then mean they don't have the funds left to fix the more significant issues. Dortmund may try and work the Euros and him excelling to try and leverage more from the English sides - but that would be a high-risk plan for all. Else he stays at Dortmund. There has been a further discussion with one of these sides in the coming days - so right now it remains up in the air.}

16 Feb 2020 13:44:20
Thank you very much for the insight appreciate it.

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13 Feb 2020 11:39:35
Ed all I am seeing is talk of Werner and Sancho. Whilst I appreciate 100% categorically neither is happening, is there even any interest what so ever from us?

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{Ed002's Note - At least you have moved on from Mbappe.
Timo Werner (S) RBL know of the interest of Chelsea who consider TW as a suitable replacement for Giroud - but they have other preferred options. Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid remain keen - but this could change quickly depending on other targets clubs have - for example, if by some chance MU were able to sign a Free Agent for the summer then interest in TW would go - equally if other clubs were not able to sign their targets, interest in TW might increase. Atletico signing Cavani would likely kill off their interest. Would Timo Werner be interested in a move to sit on the bench at Liverpool most of the time? If the answer is yes, or if Firmino is leaving then it makes sense. Many of the fans expect Klopp to add all of these players without anyone leaving and then completely change tactics and rotate them - it makes zero sense and the club has to meet Home Grown quotas as well. PSG are concerned about being shunned by Icardi and have looked at TW but have not declared any interest. Mr Mourinho is keen for Spurs to take him but there are concerns about the cost. The interest of Dortmund has gone with the signing of Haarland. Bayern Munich were never going to do business in January and played down all transfer talk but there is no doubt that Robert Lewandowski, who will be 32 at the start of next season, is going to need replacing in the next 18 months - and the plan had always been that it would be Timo Werner - they could yet look to do something or perhaps suggest he waits another year at RBL who have offered a new contract.

(b) Jadon Sancho (RW) The total cost of the full package (transfer fee, agent fee, signing on fee and FA payment) is simply outrageous - otherwise he would be moving to Chelsea. Some interested sides will be shocked in to stepping back because of the costs - so Inter can be removed as they are looking to take another youngster from England; Juventus have other players they will look to first; Manchester City see him as over priced. Manchester United are keen but the budget may not stretch and they have been talking (yesterday actually) to another side about taking a young player in the summer but they could return with an offer. Jadon Sancho is down the list and too expensive for Barcelona - he would want assurances of game time and he not first choice for them as they have a priority signing who will soak up a lot of the funds. Real Madrid have a different primary target who will cost a world record fee which will kill any chance of a move if it happens. PSG are not looking at Sancho and expect a similar, although older, player to be offered to them in part exchange in the summer. If Liverpool are looking to replace Salah I think there are cheaper options who would suit their needs available. So potentially an option for all of these sides but the total cost would need to change considerably for something to happen.}

13 Feb 2020 12:36:47
Thank you Ed fir your detailed reply I very much appreciate it. Don’t think I ever asked about Mbappe though lol, that was never happening😊.

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{Ed002's Note - I thought Mbappe was one of the many done deals?}

13 Feb 2020 13:35:04
Lol Ed he ain’t happening RTP please 😂.

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13 Feb 2020 16:23:52
Thanks so much for all this thought-provoking info Ed002 - I love reading your posts when you dangle scraps without revealing any names!

Might I be the first to bite please and ask:

Is the youngster MU we’re talking to yesterday Jude Bellingham?

Also, is the player OSG expect to be offered in part exchange (presumably for Neymar) Antoine Greizemab?

Thanks again, appreciate it if you don’t want to reveal any mire info yet!

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13 Feb 2020 16:23:51
What relevance is our interest if you know we categorically won’t sign them?

You also told people to move on from Werner yday. I’m amazed the Ed’s tolerate you’re questions.

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13 Feb 2020 18:11:41
Yet all you continue to add Shaq is abuse and questioning honest posters like me who rely on the Ed’s information. Yes I did say just that yesterday and today I have gone back on what I said a little and asked the question. Why not?

You thought about adding something a little more positive to the site yet? Maybe mix it up a little bit be daring? Be happy and if you don’t like my posts maybe don’t read or comment on them!

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13 Feb 2020 18:42:00
Thanks Ed’s do you see him being priced out of a move this summer?

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{Ed002's Note - Not Werner but he may have to think carefully about his options. Sancho is already priced out of a move - hence there today being a proposal to return to speak to one of the interested sides again. To buy at the current figures would take all but the most stupid out of the calculation - they need to change before it becomes viable. Would you accept the exit of Salah plus significant addition funds to sign him as a good deal?}

13 Feb 2020 18:54:41
Once again Ed002 gets it all wrong. Mbappe is IN THE BAG, joining in June but will go straight into the u23's until he learns the ropes. Should see him start in the Caraboa Cup to ease him into the team and maybe Premier League games after the winter break.

Thanks Ed002 for your unending knowledge. ;)

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13 Feb 2020 20:49:39
Yes correct I said we won’t sign them then asked Ed’s if we even have interest. There us always lots of interest on players who don’t sign for clubs you know.

Wow you’ve called me a Snowflake ha ha I’m so hurt now.

I do ask questions sometimes repeat and contradict what I’ve asked previously I admit. I’m sorry for annoying you Shaw so much I’ve been on this site for years and visit it daily often without posting. I’ve only ever seen you pull me up on things and ever anyone else. I don’t come on here for arguments I come on here to read posts, ask questions and learn and I feel I do add to the site even if you don’t.

Tell you what you want have to read any my my posts anymore as it’s about time I moved on from the site altogether I think.

Cheers for all your hard work and effort Ed’s over the last 7 or more years. I might return one day but for now I need a break away from the arguments and bully’s.

Take care all.

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13 Feb 2020 21:07:38

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14 Feb 2020 09:47:51
Come on you two. This flirting is embarrassing. It’s Valentine’s Day, have a date, see if it clicks in real life.

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14 Feb 2020 01:27:03
I wouldn’t Ed.

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{Ed002's Note - Neither would I.}

14 Feb 2020 14:11:49
Wallace, I must admit I thought that it was Mbappe to RM not Neymar to RM? Just a guess tho.

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14 Feb 2020 17:47:05
Good ol misplaced anger.

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15 Feb 2020 11:07:08
Mbappee not signing? fuming! hahahahaha.

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