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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2014
« Reply #420 on: August 29, 2014, 10:18:57 PM »
Yeah I know!

However I am willing to give him this season to show improvement from last season and to really cement his place in this team.

So yeah for me this season is huge for Mignolet. But I'll give him this season and I'll tell you why.

As a shot stopper their are not many better in the league than him as the opening game proved. During pre season and the opening games he has shown that he wants to improve by trying to go forward more and be the "sweeper keeper" so to speak. That plus he is still quite young for a keeper so he can get better.

So that is why I'd give him this season to really show he belongs here and can be what we need in a goalkeeper. If there are still errors like there has been last season then it will be time to look at new No.1.

I imagine Brendan feels the same way as there has been rumours of his displeasure with Mignolet but it seems he will give him this season. Which I think is fair enough.

I see there Robinson has gone to QPR and they've loaned him to Huddersfield. Good luck to him. Ibe on loan at Derby is a very wise move for all parties. Will Lucas now leave for Napoli with them not being in CL?

I'm glad Ibe's gone on loan and to a decent club. McClaren may not be the greatest manager but he's a good coach. Also it will keep Ibe out of the spotlight and let him develop the parts of his game that are still raw.

Robinson is an odd one. He doesn't appear to have pushed on since Dalglish gave him those appearances at the end of his caretaker stint. Maybe he'll only be good enough for a lower PL team or a higher Championship one. I'd like to see us develop a relationship with a PL that is secure within the league so we could send the next generation out on loan there. I think the likes of Kelly and Robinson have suffered by not getting tested at a higher level. Wisdom seems to be doing well at WBA, and it makes me wonder whether that's why Kelly was allowed to leave, and so cheaply as Rodgers sees Wisdom as the better bet long term. Certainly you wonder how Kelly will fair injury wise over the next two or three. Has he 'grown out' of the potential for problems or will he be another Agger.

I can see your thinking re Mignolet, I've just never been convinced by him. I'd certainly agree that this is a make or break season. It's hard to know exactly if the signings made last Summer and even this are all 100% who the manager would have chosen or not. For example whether his doubts about Mignolet (if the rumour has any basis) were strong enough to count as a 'no' or whether he wasn't just quite as convinced by Mignolet as maybe by another keeper who we know nothing about us considering.
I doubt he would have a player forced on him if he was totally against the signing but you wonder how much sway Dave Fallows and Barry Hunter have and how much credence Ayre places on his own ability to play 'Footie Manager'.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2014
« Reply #421 on: August 29, 2014, 10:34:41 PM »
Chelsea move for QPR's Loic Remy with medical scheduled for TOMORROW

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/504932/Chelsea-move-for-QPR-s-Loic-Remy-with-medical-scheduled-for-TOMORROW

Either way, this should prove interesting. Though it's not like Ambramovich has to worry about trifles like insurance to cover someone of relatively low value like Remy, even with his wages which I imagine are pretty tame a the side of some of the swollen pack deals at Stamford Bridge.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2014
« Reply #422 on: August 29, 2014, 10:44:37 PM »
From:

TRANSFER NEWS: Remy's Chelsea medical, Arsenal's shock swoop, Liverpool and Man Utd latest

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/397081/TRANSFER-NEWS-Remy-s-Chelsea-medical-Arsenal-s-shock-swoop-Liverpool-and-Man-Utd-latest

" Brendan Rodgers has revealed there are likely to be more departures from his squad before the transfer window closes on Monday, and also hinted there could be one or two more players coming to the club.

The Reds have been busy recruiting new players this summer to be ready for the return of Champions League football at Anfield.
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Another right sided centre half, whether Agger leaves or not would certainly not go amiss and maybe Song or someone of that ilk, even if Song's on loan for the season . There's no automatic alternative to Skrtel, and although Lovren is right footed it would be a risk to move him, so we're well stocked with left sided centre backs with or without Agger.

Talking of which, do we see Sakho as a definitive Rodgers signing or maybe like Mignolet, it has "the committee's" fingerprints all over it? 
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2014
« Reply #423 on: August 29, 2014, 11:30:46 PM »
Agger looks set to complete shock cut-price move to former club Brondby

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-fc-daniel-agger-looks-7692767

" The Reds are also close to a settlement with Agger over the final two years of his £120,000 per week contract. "

We're clearing for the path to Brondby for him as it is by accepting buttons. He should forgo payoffs in recognition of the hit we're taking allowing him to get  the move his heart obviously desires.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2014
« Reply #424 on: August 29, 2014, 11:34:46 PM »
From:

AC Milan look at raiding Liverpool for Suso

http://www.insidefutbol.com/2014/08/29/ac-milan-look-at-raiding-liverpool-for-suso/157505/

" Milan believe he may be available for a cut-price "

If the current trend of giving our players away this Summer continues, if they wait until Agger completes his move for a mere £3M, we'll actually be paying Milan a transfer fee to take our player off us.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2014
« Reply #425 on: August 30, 2014, 12:14:40 AM »
Seriously can't believe that Agger deal. Absolutely terrible.

However its been like this since the Moores era. We've always been crap at selling off unwanted players.

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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2014
« Reply #426 on: August 30, 2014, 02:45:52 PM »
FFS....Agger to Brondby for 3 mil?????? That is purely and simply insane. If anything he could have played as the defensive midfielder that we're seriously lacking at the moment as well. Kelly going for 1.5 million was bad, this is far far worse.

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« Reply #427 on: August 30, 2014, 06:32:35 PM »
There's two polar conflicting emotions on this one. On the one hand we've enabled a long serving player, who for whatever reason is deemed surplus, to go back to his first club, which is a Hell of gesture and typical of the 'family' type club ex-players have always stated we were. However, football is now a huge business, and no other club is going to 'enable' in this way by giving us one of their players for peanuts. We have to maximise transfer income to help fund and offset the huge amounts we have to spend.

It's like Kelly and Robinson. Sell on clauses should have been absolute minimums (I'm not saying they weren't inserted into the sale contract), even buy backs. Both those players, under the right conditions (which there possibly aren't at Anfield at the moment), could go on to be very useful players, and we need to be benefiting from that in some way down the line.

Arsenal benefited from a sell on clause from Birmingham City when we bought Pennant from them. Likewise, look at the amount overall they've raked in from the Carlos Vela deal. It wouldn't surprise me if we've had to accept sell on clauses in any of the Markovic, Balotelli, Lallana, Moreno, Origi or Lovren deals.

It feels like a Leeds style fire sale. Are we really that desperate now that we're unable to get the £7M for Assaidi and possibly the £14M for Borini?
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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2014
« Reply #428 on: August 30, 2014, 08:47:48 PM »
Loic Remy’s transfer to Chelsea and the medical mystery at Liverpool

And as part of the transfer process Rémy underwent a stringent medical examination, with tests first taking place in New York City as he concluded a family holiday, and then Boston.

The Independent on Sunday  understands that Liverpool consulted several eminent cardiologists before pulling out of the deal.

That again raises a big question. During Rémy’s transfer from Nice to Marseille in 2010, Marseille announced that MRI scans had discovered “an anomaly” on the wall of his heart. Yet following consultations with a panel of five leading specialists in the field, Marseille, unlike Liverpool, went through with the transfer.

Given all that has happened, should Rémy pass his Chelsea medical – and the London club are clearly confident he will – the player’s account of the last two months at his first press conference will be fascinating.


http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/loic-remys-transfer-to-chelsea-and-the-medical-mystery-at-liverpool-9701710.html


Jose Mourinho confident attacking target will join Chelsea despite medical concerns

"I have one fantastic doctor, we trust him completely and he has lots of people working with him in different areas.

"For sure they will try to identify clearly what the situation is but the information we have already from specialists in different areas is that he doesn't have a problem to play football."


http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/397207/Jose-Mourinho-confident-attacking-target-will-join-Chelsea-despite-medical-concerns

One day it will all come out. I hope we're not made to look like a club that would sell a player like Daniel Agger for a ridiculous fee like £3M. Ah, hang on a minute..............

He'll certainly earn a lot (a GTN spray in every room in his mansion) and have a great seat in the house (the subs' bench), but surely a footballer should be happier actually playing.
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« Reply #429 on: August 30, 2014, 09:55:49 PM »
Loic Remy’s transfer to Chelsea and the medical mystery at Liverpool

And as part of the transfer process Rémy underwent a stringent medical examination, with tests first taking place in New York City as he concluded a family holiday, and then Boston.

The Independent on Sunday  understands that Liverpool consulted several eminent cardiologists before pulling out of the deal.

That again raises a big question. During Rémy’s transfer from Nice to Marseille in 2010, Marseille announced that MRI scans had discovered “an anomaly” on the wall of his heart. Yet following consultations with a panel of five leading specialists in the field, Marseille, unlike Liverpool, went through with the transfer.

Given all that has happened, should Rémy pass his Chelsea medical – and the London club are clearly confident he will – the player’s account of the last two months at his first press conference will be fascinating.


http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/loic-remys-transfer-to-chelsea-and-the-medical-mystery-at-liverpool-9701710.html


Jose Mourinho confident attacking target will join Chelsea despite medical concerns

"I have one fantastic doctor, we trust him completely and he has lots of people working with him in different areas.

"For sure they will try to identify clearly what the situation is but the information we have already from specialists in different areas is that he doesn't have a problem to play football."


http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/397207/Jose-Mourinho-confident-attacking-target-will-join-Chelsea-despite-medical-concerns

One day it will all come out. I hope we're not made to look like a club that would sell a player like Daniel Agger for a ridiculous fee like £3M. Ah, hang on a minute..............

He'll certainly earn a lot (a GTN spray in every room in his mansion) and have a great seat in the house (the subs' bench), but surely a footballer should be happier actually playing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVGkXBHBlco    ;D

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Re: Summer Transfer Window 2014
« Reply #430 on: August 31, 2014, 01:21:30 PM »
You CANNOT have two No.1 GK's at your club.

From: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/transfer-news-rumours-live-loic-4137974 - scroll down to 10:12am

Sky Italia maybe claiming that Sergio Romero is on the verge of completing a move to Liverpool but The Sun on Sunday - they're not having any of that.

According to their reports, Brendan Rodgers is set to offer ex-Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes a route back into football.

The 32-year-old has been without a club since his release from the Nou Camp last season and saw his lucrative move to Monaco break down, due to the serious knee injury he suffered earlier in year.

Since Pepe Reina vacated Anfield, Simon Mignolet has been without a serious competitor for the number one jersey.


Brendan, don't do it!!!!  ;D
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« Reply #431 on: August 31, 2014, 01:55:24 PM »
Gerrard expected Suarez departure

http://www1.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/9449983/gerrard-expected-suarez-departure

It's a shame that after last Summer, it doesn't seem like that was a widely held view within the club, looking at our transfer planning/spending and going on Brendan Rodgers' explanation of it earlier in the Summer.

Why for example, after pushing hard for Diego Costa last Summer when the chance that Suarez could leave arose, and with Costa doing nothing during the season to suggest that would have been a mistake and a bullet dodged, were the lines of communication not kept open and ongoing, so that when the inevitable actually happened we were instantly primed to act and a 'solution', at least in part, was smoothly recruited?
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« Reply #432 on: August 31, 2014, 09:48:01 PM »
Just discovered a scouting video of Sergio Romero:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZynS7SMoCiY  ::)

And these are supposed to be the best of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf3ygjU2Vpo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uy6Vo0TODE

I'm not sure why he's called "the wall". Maybe he goes down like a ton of bricks.

And finally:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N17L4VPWSlM

I don't about anyone else, but I've always rated Brad Jones. At least I do now.  ;D
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« Reply #433 on: August 31, 2014, 10:06:39 PM »
Brad "Le Chat" Jones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxC67ssOwjc

There's no wonder we lost the game with the standard of shooting and goalkeeping on view.

Makes me all weepy eyed about Roy all over again.
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« Reply #434 on: August 31, 2014, 11:02:55 PM »
This Victor Valdes snowball is a bit worrying. He's not yet recovered from the cruciate injury he got in March, and even his agent says he doesn't know when he'll be fit again.

I'd rather leave it until January and look again, and if someone takes a risk before then so be it. It's not like we'll have use of him until who knows when, so we'll still be relying on Brad Jones as back up anyway.
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