Liverpool transfer rumour special

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3rd, April 2007

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Liverpool’s new owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks are set to make £40 million available for Rafa Benitez to go on a summer spending spree. Pies gives you the lowdown on the players linked with a move to Anfield today.
Alves.jpg1 Daniel Alves (Sevilla)
Benitez has been slobbering over the right-sided Brazilian for a long time. The Reds failed to land the full-back/winger last July, but Alves was reported to be keen on the move. Sevilla’s £12 million asking price was thought to be the only stumbling block. Liverpool’s new found millions could be the solution.


Liverpool transfer rumour special continued
Deco.jpg2 Deco (Barcelona)
Could be a test of whether Gillett and Hicks’ money really speaks. Deco has been linked with a move to Manchester United or Chelsea, but Liverpool could be ready to take the initiative. The Portuguese community of Stamford Bridge seems a more favourable destination though.
Eto%27o.jpg3 Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona)
If Deco is a test of Liverpool’s new spending power, Eto’o might be a bridge too far. With Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all interested – and that is just the Premiership teams – it seems unlikely that the 26-year-old Cameroon international will end up at Anfield.
david%20villa.jpg4 David Villa (Valencia)
Again, it might take another Champions League trophy to convince Villa that Liverpool is the best destination for him. Rafa does love to sweet-talk Spanish talent though and might fancy his chances of bringing the 23-year-old strike to Liverpool.
darren%20bent.JPG5 Darren Bent (Charlton)
Rafa’s safety net beneath these lofty transfer targets is thought to be Charlton’s Darren Bent. A bid of £15 million would secure the services of the 23-year-old England striker. Liverpool might even get Bent on he cheap if Charlton are relegated.
Have your say on how to spend Rafa’s millions here.
[Rob Parker]

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  1. Kevinf says:

    Think Deco and Eto’o between them would fit the bill pretty nicely for Liverpool. They have a very solid defence but sometimes lack a bit of invention in midfield and a bit of speed in attack. Of course, whether they’d want to come is another matter.

  2. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    I think David Villa should be the No.1 name on Liverpool’s list

  3. joe says:

    I can’t see both Deco and Etoo leaving Barca. Either one would be a nice pick-up though. Villa however, jumps out to me. With Chelsea apparently tightening the belt this could be their best chance to get him.

  4. wilnaldo says:

    alves & villa are the ones we are getting lol u say we need another champos leage trophy??? ha!! speak to u at the start of next season when villa & alves are gearing up for our first fixture

  5. MH says:

    get
    eto’o or henry or villa
    simao or alves
    saviola or berbatov
    maybe another defender although we now got arbeloa

  6. MH says:

    in
    henry:15million
    simao:12million
    bebatov:15million
    woodgate:8million
    total:50million
    out
    fowler:free,love the guy but his time is up
    bellamy:9million, i really like him as a player but doesnt have right attitiude
    cisse:8million,very much a one dimensional player i quite like him but rafa doesnt so he’s out
    zenden:2milllion,not good enough
    letallec:1million
    dudek:2million
    total:22million
    50-22=28million

  7. MH says:

    If I was Rafa
    In:
    (STRIKER)Henry: 15million(Legend and he loves LFC)
    (RIGHT WING)Simao: 13million(Great player, Great attitude)
    (STRIKKER/WINGER)Saviola: bosman (free) (good player wat a bargain ,he is quick)
    (LEFT BACK/LEFT WING)Lahm: 8million(could be great very good crossing,,Fast and he is good at defending)
    (CENTRE BACK) A.Ferdinhand: 6million(would be a great back up for carra and agger)
    Total: 42million
    Out:
    Fowler: free, (I hope he becomes a Striker coach at LFC, I love Robbie but he just isn’t good enough anymore.)
    Bellamy: 8million, (I quite like him but if this whole thing with JAR is true I think he will be going.)
    Ciise: 6million, (rafa doesn’t like him so he’s out)
    Dudek: 2million, (Thanks for Istanbul but cos he doesn’t play enough his skill has droped) (Carson is better)
    Zenden: 1million, (ok player but not good enough if we want to win the prem.)
    Le Tallec: 1million(not gonna make it at LFC)
    Diao: 1million(not good enough)
    Total:20million
    42-20=22million
    Total money spent 22million
    Reina
    Finnan Carra JAR/Agger
    Alonso Masch
    Simao Kewell/Lahm
    Gerrard
    Henry Kuyt/Crouch
    Subs:
    Kuyt/Crouch
    Kewell//Lahm
    JAR/Agger
    Sisoko
    Garcia
    Saviola

  8. MH says:

    If I was Rafa
    In:
    (STRIKER)Henry: 15million(Legend and he loves LFC)
    (RIGHT WING)Simao: 13million(Great player, Great attitude)
    (STRIKER/WINGER)Saviola: bosman (free) (good player wat a bargain ,he is quick)
    (LEFT BACK/LEFT WING)Lahm: 8million(could be great very good crossing,Fast and he is good at defending)
    (CENTRE BACK) A.Ferdinhand: 6million(would be a great back up for carra and agger)
    Total: 42million
    Out:
    Fowler: free, (I hope he becomes a Striker coach at LFC, I love Robbie but he just isn’t good enough anymore.)
    Bellamy: 8million, (I quite like him but if this whole thing with JAR is true I think he will be going.)
    Ciise: 6million, (rafa doesn’t like him so he’s out)
    Dudek: 2million, (Thanks for Istanbul but cos he doesn’t play enough his skill has droped) (Carson is better)
    Zenden: 1million, (ok player but not good enough if we want to win the prem.)
    Le Tallec: 1million(not gonna make it at LFC)
    Diao: 1million(not good enough)
    Total:20million
    42-20=22million
    Total money spent 22million
    Formation:3-5-2
    ……………….Reina…………….
    ..Finnan……….Carra……..JAR/Agger
    ………….Alonso…Masch…………….
    ..Simao…………………..Kewell/Lahm
    …………….Gerrard…………………..
    …………..Henry ….Kuyt/Crouch……..
    Subs:
    Kuyt/Crouch
    Kewell//Lahm
    JAR/Agger
    Sisoko
    Garcia
    Saviola
    THE PREM IS OURS!

  9. Jake e says:

    i think liverpool need a winger and need to let one of the centre mids of the 3 we have which are (Sissoko, Mashch, Alsonso)go. as gerrard is the best in the centre and any one of them three are immence with him.

  10. Daniel says:

    ……………….Reina…………….
    ..Finnan……….Carra……..JAR/Agger
    ………….Alonso…Masch…………….
    ..Simao…………………..Kewell/Lahm
    …………….Gerrard…………………..
    …………..Henry/ Pennant ….Kuyt/Crouch……..
    Subs:
    Kuyt/Crouch
    Kewell//Lahm
    JAR/Agger
    Sisoko
    Garcia/ Pennant
    Saviola
    THE PREM IS OURS FOREVER!

  11. mitchell says:

    if i was rafa
    heres the way i would spend the 40 m hes been promised
    dani alves a must buy for a team of liverpools quality u kneed the right amount of pace although bellamy and gonzales give this they need the flair that alves can bring to the table
    simao sabrosa quality player with the right amount of preparation and training hecould just turn out to be the buy of the season if liverpool could capture his signature with cristiano ronaldo already taking the premiership buy storm i believe simao witholds the same atributes as the o so menacing right midfielder
    as for s.eto i dont believe he woulsd settle well in the prem so i think he would be a bad signing
    if uwant a 20 goal season man look no further than vincenzo laquinta he can hold the ball and has tremendous strength he also has an inteligant football mind making him also tricky for defenders to handle he is the next berbatov!!!!!!!!!

  12. Al says:

    Rafa must be one of the best managers in top flight football at the moment, going from what he’s achieved with very little funds available, as opposed to Mourinho (Gobshite) and his millions.
    We’re not far from competing with Chelsea and Man U for the title, given the funds, I think with Rafa we can go all the way….this season’s prob was a bad start.
    My team would be, At the moment we are extremely strong in centre mid and central def, our flanks both defefnsive and attacking could do with some quality so with 40m, I would look for only a few players with real top quality.
    Striker – Eto 20m///////Villa15m///////Torres 20m!!
    We need for sure, a man that can notch up 20 goals in the league. Henry wont be coming to Liverpool, he’s probs worth in excess of 25m, so realistically
    Right Winger – Simao 12m
    Pennant just as cover
    Right Back – Dani Alves 12m
    Centre Def – A. Ferdinand 6m, promising defender and good backup
    Players Out – Zenden, Dudek, Fowler, Cisse, Le Tallec, Bellamy

  13. anon says:

    Reina
    Finnan Carragher Agger Riise
    Simao Gerrard Mascherano Kewell
    Tevez Kuyt
    Subs:
    Carson
    Arbeloa Hypia Milito Aurelio
    Gerrard Alonso Sissoko Garcia
    Crouch Voronin
    OUT:
    Dudek, Pennant, Gonzalez (swap for Milito), Bellamy (swap for Tevez), Fowler
    3rd team: ones to look out for:
    Padelli
    Insua Paletta
    Anderson Lucas Guthrie Duran Leto
    Brouwer Idrizaj

  14. Anonymous says:

    eto eto eto eto eto eto thats ho they should get

  15. danny woodall says:

    henry would be nice but samuel eto’o and david villa should be the top signing. darren bent will do us a good service. daniel alves would be great and definitely Deco. liverpool should have worked harder for the champions league and Kuyt should have had help up front.

  16. Jonny Deveson says:

    If I was Rafa:
    Firstly sign Torres or David Villa they have to be must buys. Will score 20 or 25 goals a season. Etoo won’t fit in to the Liverpool team and is more suited to Chelsea or Man Utd and Henry looks pretty much out of reach.
    Liverpool also need to sign a left winger as Gonzalez is going back to Spain and Kewell isnt good enough. I would like to see maybe Sergio Aguero from Athletico Madrid but that would mean about 20-25 million pounds. Phillip Lahm would be a good signing for around £10m and he can also play at left back.
    Simao could also be a good buy to give depth in right midfield. Cost about £12m.
    Dani Alves is a very good right back as Finnan is starting to lose his quality. He would cost about £10m but it would be a good signing in the long run as he is still young.
    A centre back to replace Jamie Carragher will be needed but he still has a couple of seasons left in him.
    Liverpool also need to sell a few players:
    Kewell
    Bellamy
    Aurelio
    Fowler
    Zenden
    Hyypia
    Dudek
    Cisse
    This would be my formation:
    …………….Reina……………..
    Alves……Agger…….Carragher…..Riise/Lahm
    Simao/Pennant..Mascherano..Gerrard…..Lahm
    ………..Villa/Torres….Kuyt…………
    Subs: Carson, Finnan, Xabi Alonso, Luis Garcia, Crouch

  17. kopite 2k7 says:

    if i was mr Benitez
    in
    Etoo 25million worth every penny
    simao 12 million
    quaresma fantastic talent 15million
    micah richards 10 million
    alves 15 million tops
    Out
    dudek
    god
    bellamy
    gonzalez
    zenden
    hyypia
    carson
    Team for next season
    Reina
    riise
    carra
    agger
    finnan
    alves
    gerrard
    alonso
    simao
    etoo
    kuyt

  18. fatmirr says:

    hey liverpool hello my dear club please transfer llam and carra , alves , villa , henry , eto and be one clup one aresenal i the qold an cisse dont let go ok

  19. SAMCHARLESNR says:

    Reina
    (spa)
    Alves Carragher Milito Aurelio
    (bra) (Eng) (Arg) (bra)
    Gerrard Alonso Mascherano Simao
    (eng) (spa) (arg) (por)
    Garcia Tevez
    (spa) (arg)
    bench ; take your pick from etc ….
    kewell crouch agger finnan riise voronin kuyt pennant arbeloa leto lucas ensu sissoko
    This way you have the brazilian flanks with the supply through the wings coming from the x2 full backs in alves & aurelio, then you have the english communication each side to help out, all the agrentinains can speak spanish which is great for communication and positioning, you have all 3 in the spine of the team with garcia of tevez up front plus we keep that spanish flow through the team. and simao can spek spanish to the whole vibe and set up would suite the pace of the team
    this would be simao 12m
    tevez 25m
    milito 10m
    alves 12m
    so thats a total 59 million outlay,
    however bellamy will go for none less than 9 mill as villa put a bid of 9 during that jan transfer window, cisse will go for none less then 6 million, pongolla has gone for 3 mill, so has gonzalez for 1.5 mill
    add that is; 19.5 in
    so thats total spent; 39.5 and there you have it 0.5 mill under budget ,,, yes i know im that great ,,,,,, thanks and dont mention it..

  20. john parlanti says:

    I think we should sign torres because he has the pace and the power to last in the premiership. alves is the best right back in the world so that would be a great signing. And get rid of bellamy because he is not good enough. also give the young english talent a chance like linfield and paul anderson because they are both much better than vorronin and pennant.

  21. Will Hart says:

    If I was Rafa:
    Firstly I would sign Tevez/David Villa/Ferando Torres they have to be must buys. Will score 20 or 25 goals a season and work hard, although Villa’s form has dipped recently.Very good player but Etoo won’t fit in to the Liverpool team.
    Liverpool also need to sign a left winger as Gonzalez, Kewell, Zenden are’nt up to scratch good enough. I would like to see Malouda from Lyon he would cost 8-9 million pounds.Which is a very good deal for the best player in the French Ligue 1.
    Leighton Beignes would be a great young signing for around £5m who plays left back.
    Simao would also be a very good buy to give depth in right midfield, giving Pennant someone to compete. Cost about £12m.
    Dani Alves is a very good right. He would cost about £10m but it would be a good signing in the long run as he is still young and can play right midfield aswell.
    Gabriel Milito will sign for 10 million to replace Samii Hyppia.
    I would sign David Siva ewho is a great up and coming talent for 12 M
    Also Saviola should be signed for a free.
    Already Signed Lucas for 5 million and Voronin for free.
    Liverpool also need to sell a few players:
    Kewell 8 M
    Bellamy 12 M
    Aurelio 5 M
    Fowler Free
    Zenden Free
    Hyypia 2 M
    Dudek Free
    Cisse 6 M
    Le Tallec 1 M
    Diao 1 M
    Sinama Pongolle 3 M
    Gonzalez 1.5 M
    Sissoko 12 M
    Income:51.5 Million
    Players in:
    Tevez: 20 M
    Torres:20 M
    Malouda: 8.5 M
    Leigton Baines: 5 M
    Simao Sabrosa: 12 M
    Alves: 10 M
    Milito:10 M
    Saviola: Free
    Silva: 12 M
    Cost:89 M
    40+51.5= 91.5-89 =2.5 Million left to spend
    This would be my formation:
    …………….Reina……………..
    Alves……Agger…….Carragher…..Riise
    Simao…….Mascherano..Gerrard……. Malouda
    ………..Torres….Tevez…………
    Subs: Carson, Milito, Xabi Alonso, Silva, Saviola

  22. Attiqul says:

    simao,torres,tevez,malouda.alves,milto are the players liverpool need.eto is a great player but his style of play just dont suit liverpool.

  23. Randy says:

    I would do like… if I was Mr. RAFA
    In
    Aguerro (at madrid) 15 M – has a very good pace and quite good at scoring
    Tevez (westham) 15 M – works well with aguerro cause they are both argentinians.. i guess
    Out
    Bellamy 9 M
    Cisse 9 M
    Le Tallec 1.5 M
    Kewell 10 M
    Zenden 4 M
    Spent budget= 33.5M-30M=3.5M
    That’s my suggestion.. thx

  24. Anonymous says:

    if i was rafa;rein carra alves milito lagh simoe gerrard deco moulda torres villa subs;silva kuyt owen crouch teves

  25. Cal says:

    Lets get real if we want villa or etoo that is the budget gone.
    Momo gone with few biz players could get alves as well, and prob a couple of youngsters.

  26. dipo says:

    i can’t understand the sluggishness in decision making process in this club. Are we really seious aout being a title contender or we are only interested in keeping the a good player like steven as an under achiever. Hick and his pal needs to bring out the promised money on time. Rafa needs to beef up his team.
    yes i agree players must go, and this must be without sentiment – kewel, zenden, gonzales (already out, aurelio, dudek (already out), fowler (out), Sami Hypia ans sisoko. all these players are not good enough for a club like liverpool. we need players that can hold thier own and win matches with little or no depedence on steven.
    I would say rafa should go if Hicks and co can not provide the fund before the end of this week.

  27. Red 4 eva says:

    I heard in a pub today that henry has been looking at houses in crosby and at melwood training ground.He has sed dat he wud luv 2 cum 2 lfc and he luvs anfield.also at the weekend hicks sed dat der will be a major signing so if u do ya maths uve got say a 70% chance ov im cumin

  28. Anonymous says:

    your all retards thats stupid shit lol

  29. robert says:

    i think as club looking to win the leauge would need to sign a 20+ a season striker!
    this talent would come with one of these:
    Henry(15m)
    Villa(30m)
    Tevez(20m)
    Torres(25m)
    we also need a left winger malouda?? and simao on the right would be great saviola on a free would be a bit of good business
    if it was up to me ill buy henry(15m,)tevez(20m), simoa(12m), malouda(10m),Van Den Boore(2m) and saviola free this would guarantee the leauge
    2007/2008 team
    ……….Reina……….
    Finnan..Carra..Agger..Riise
    Simoa..Gerrard..Masch..Malouda
    …….Henry…Tevz………
    Bench
    Carson
    Saviola
    Garcia/Alonso/Sissoko
    Kuyt/Crouch
    Van den Boore
    Sell
    ciise 9m
    diao 1m
    hyypia 1m
    fowler free
    bellamy 9m
    le tallec 1m
    Zenden 2m
    pongolle 2m
    Gonzalez 2m
    Dudek Free
    so thats 59m spent and 28m made so a total of 31m spent within our 40m budget

  30. Anonymous says:

    villa villa villa villa & tevez

  31. Giri says:

    if i was rafa
    Reina
    S.Ramos carra Agger Lahm
    Pennant Alonso masch R.babel
    Gerrard
    Torres Kuyt
    player in:
    Elie Eiboy (Indonesia)
    Diego ( Brazil)
    R.Huth (Germany)
    Downing (england)
    Budi sudarsono (indonesia)
    markus horison (indonesia)
    A.Iniesta (spain)

  32. Anonymous says:

    villa a must buy player but you cant get him on p.s.2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!