Welcome to today’s Liverpool FC news and transfer latest live blog! We will keep you up to date with the latest gossip, rumours and of course any news which is just bullshit.
Intersting tweet this. £5m-£7m is obviously a huge loss on Markovic but I’d take it! Can see Mignolet doing well where ever he goes to be honest, he’s a great shot stopper, he just doesn’t suit our system or playing out from the back. I wish him well but I won’t miss having to change my underwear every time he has the ball in his own box
.@LFC looking for between £5m-£7m for Markovic, with Standard Liege and a number of English sides keeping tabs. Much more interest in Mignolet, for whom the club will only countenance a sale, not a loan.
— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) July 27, 2018
Get the Ketchup ready!
‘Sky Sources’ have another case to examine. This time its Mignolet to Besiktas. Just going to throw the idea of a swap deal for Vida out there? No? Ok.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 27, 2018
Why Alisson was the answer
It’s the world we live in unfortunately but there are always debates about transfer fees from both supporters and rivals. There’s two sides to this for me. First of all its not my money, I don’t care. Secondly, I’d rather my club didn’t piss money up the wall and put us in the shite Hicks and Gillette left us in.
Jurgen Klopp has explained why Liverpool made the move for Alisson and has defended the fee. Talking to ESPN Klopp said:
‘The clause for Oblak for example is €100m (£90m), so nice. ‘The goalkeeper market is different because it’s not each year that there is anybody available. We didn’t know exactly if Alisson is available or not, but from a specific moment we realised obviously he is available and that’s the moment when we decided we want to go for him’
Vida on or off?
Not going away these rumours. They have now been fuelled by Vida’s agent as Read Everton report. The agent has openly stated that there are a number of clubs interested in Vida with Liverpool and Everton being named as two clubs from England.
“Liverpool and Everton are huge clubs that have made offers. Barcelona scouted Vida and had him on their shortlist but I do not see a move there happening. Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are also interested from Spain.”
Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments below. Where do you stand on the centre back situation?
Former ‘keeper ‘doing bits’
As if we didn’t miss Pepe Reina enough already. Here he is absolutely taking the piss.
Pepe Reina score a penaltypic.twitter.com/OjYkyoCJ32
— AC Milan News Update (@MilanUpdate) July 26, 2018
This isn’t really news either but I thought it was worth sharing! Gwed, Shanks!
Bill Shanklys views on holliganism 😂 pic.twitter.com/EBl15FRufo
— Transalpino (@transalpino) July 27, 2018
Another Brazilian to join LFC?
Quite possibly, according to Team Talk. Attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta could be seen as an alternative to Nabil Fekir with the report also stating that AC Milan are also interested in the player. With a fee of around £40m being mentioned, it is certainly cheaper than Nabil Fekir and would bolster our options further.
Only Klopp and co truly know whats happening the with Fekir deal or if we are indeed looking for a replacement. The cash that was available for Fekir could have been spent on Alisson, we just don’t know.
Would you like to see Fekir still or some sort of ‘Coutinho replacement’ before the window closes? Or are you happy with the current set of players going into next season?
Oh Bogdan (Head in hands emoji)
Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has become a bit of a meme over the past few years with many fans wondering why he’s still at the club, some fans even forgot we had him! Well he’s only gone and dropped another bollock during a Europa League game last night.
Not really encouraging for Hibs fans this…
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) July 26, 2018
Someone in for Markovic, anyone, please….
Lazar Markovic may have found a way out of Anfield according to reports. I didn’t understand the article myself but the lovely people over at The Echo have kindly translated the story for us all.
It appears that Greek side Olympiakos have fought off competition from Fernabahce and Galatasaray to secure the signature for the Liverpool winger/outcast. Despite scoring an absolute banger against former Premier League champions Blackburn, Markovic’s services are no longer required.
There has been no reported fee at this point but I’m sure we’d all take a handful of Freddo’s for him at the moment.
Why Clyne left the tour….
He’s become a daddy!
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) July 27, 2018
Not transfer news but if you’re interested the Liverpool U 23’s will be playing Spur’s U23’s at Anfield. Details below.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 27, 2018
Where will Gomez play?
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez says he is unsure of where he will play his football next season, in the positional sense that it. He’s not leaving.
Gomez has been deployed at both centre back and right back in recent times buy Jurgen Klopp, with fans preferring the 19 year old in a central position. However, Gomez believes the important thing for him is to retain fitness and gain minutes on the pitch.
“I just think we’re just taking it each game at a time. It’s still preseason and we’ll just have to see how things progress as time goes on.
“Either way, I’ve just got to enjoy the minutes I get and keep trying to progress.”
Good morning, Reds! We are another step closer to the transfer window closing and for Liverpool that means a number of players leaving! There’s still a few rumours knocking about and some of which have gathered some pace, we will see how the day develops!