LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB: You'll Never Walk Alone! (38) BYEBYE CRISTINA REGINA!!


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hello boys!!

its off season now!!! :)


I WILL NEVER JOIN UNITED SAYS TORRES​


16th June 2009
By Dave Lyons

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FERNANDO TORRES has warned Sir Alex Ferguson that he will never join Manchester United.

The Premier League champions have been linked with a big-money move for the Liverpool hitman as they line up summer targets following Cristiano Ronaldo’s world record £80m switch to Real Madrid.

But Torres insists he has no intention of leaving Anfield for Liverpool’s fiercest rivals after smashing 50 goals in two seasons for the Reds.

Torres signed a new contract at the end of last month and said: “I don’t know anything about United, just that it has been in the newspapers.

“Listen, my team is Liverpool and this is very clear to me.

“This club has it all – the history, the prestige, the fans, the organisation.
 

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LIVERPOOL have won the race to land Portsmouth's £19million full-back Glen Johnson.​

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The England defender is expected to have a medical on Merseyside tomorrow - unless Chelsea or Manchester City can gazump the Kop at the last minute.

Johnson, 24, has opted for Anfield after emerging as one of the most sought-after men in the Premier League this summer.

And his signing is a real coup for Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, who feared the club's financial crisis would force him out of the bidding.

There is still the slight possibility Liverpool could be thwarted, with Chelsea determined to re-sign the man they sold to Pompey for just £4m two years ago.

And City are willing to pay the Londoner £100,000 a week to move to Eastlands.

Johnson only signed a new four-year deal with Portsmouth in January but has made no secret of wanting a bigger stage.
 

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basket, why did we sell him in the first place???!!!! ;(
 

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Johnson opts for LIVERPOOL!​

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RAFA BENITEZ is on the verge of making Glen Johnson Liverpool’s first summer signing after Chelsea beat a tactical retreat in their chase for the England defender.

Portsmouth are understood to have agreed a fee with Liverpool following more talks yesterday that could eventually reach £18.5 million for one of the Premier League’s most daring full-backs.

Liverpool will offset the outlay by selling Alvaro Arbeloa to Real Madrid for around £8m.

They are also still owed £7m from Portsmouth as part of the deal that took Peter Crouch to Fratton Park last summer.

Johnson, 24, had been the subject of a similar bid from Chelsea, but sources at Stamford Bridge last night indicated that their interest in a player who only left the club two years ago had waned.

Anfield boss Benitez’s long-standing interest in Johnson is thought to have been a major factor in the player indicating he preferred a move to Merseyside.

Manchester City, Tottenham and Bayern Munich had also been keen on Johnson, but the prospect of helping Liverpool push on from last season’s second-place finish in the Premier League appeals.

Despite the size of the fee, it is an indication of the constraints that Benitez is working under that Arbeloa, who began his career at Real Madrid, will be sacrificed to help fund the cash.

Real president Florentino Perez is pursuing other high-profile targets first, among those being Xabi Alonso, because he is aware that a move for Arbeloa will be straightforward.

Benitez is also likely to allow Andrea Dossena to return to Italy after just one season at the club with Juventus interested in a £6m deal.
 

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wahseh 19mil pounds?!

the pompys huat liao la.
 

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:bsmilie: u all got so many defenders. :bsmilie: some forgotten n rotting away in the reserves! :bsmilie:
join the club lah...... :bsmilie:
 

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Arjen Robben and Ruud van Nistelrooy made available by Real Madrid​

• Spanish club has to sell to keep buying galácticos
• Renewed bid for Valencia's David Villa likely

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Real Madrid have contacted several *Premier League clubs with a list of nine players they are keen to offload as they desperately seek to recover some of the £150m they spent on Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka. Arjen Robben and Ruud van Nistelrooy are among those for sale.

A fax has been sent from the Bernabéu that includes the names of the club's Dutch players, as well as the former Manchester United full-back Gabriel Heinze. Robben and Van Nistelrooy are joined by their compatriots Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart and Royston Drenthe. The defensive midfielder Mahamadou Diarra and the striker Javier Saviola have also been made available.

Madrid concluded two huge transfers in four days for Kaka and Ronaldo but their new president, Florentino Pérez, is determined to continue spending. He wants to make a renewed bid for David Villa after negotiations broke down at the last minute with Valencia, whose president, Manuel Llorente, is furious at Madrid's approach. Valencia want €45m (£38m) for the striker but Madrid have so far refused to meet the valuation.

That late twist appeared to offer Chelsea and United a glimmer of hope in their *pursuit of the Spain international although a Barcelona director has admitted they, too, are in talks with Villa.

Pérez has announced that he had to "do in one year what we would normally do in three" and he is determined to sign a left-back, central defender and central midfielder. Madrid also want to sign a striker and will turn their attention to Diego Forlán should they fail to sign Villa. Although Madrid have appeared to boast limitless resources over the past week, the Spanish club are aware that they have to sell in order to continue buying.

Madrid have set themselves a target of €100m of incoming transfer fees to help fund a total outlay that could reach €300m. That would represent a significant loss on players who cost them more than €160m but the figure still appears optimistic.

The shift in the euro means that a €10m player will now cost an English club about £8.5m, when a little over a year ago the figure was closer to £6m. The vast majority of the players have also seen their value drop at Madrid. Van Nistelrooy is one of the few to have enhanced his reputation but he has been injured for eight months and will be 33 in two weeks' time. He and Huntelaar are among Tottenham's targets.

Although Robben has expressed his desire to stay at the Bernabéu, Madrid are especially determined to sell him because they consider him one of the few players who can command a huge fee, alongside Sneijder, who signed for €25.5m from Ajax in 2007. Robben is not helped by his status as a marquee signing and electoral promise of the former president Ramón Calderón – the only promise he delivered on. Privately, however, Madrid doubt their chances of recovering the €36m he cost from Chelsea.

Madrid remain determined to sell players, even if they do not recuperate their original fees, and would also consider loans. Together, Sneijder, Drenthe, Robben and Van Nistelrooy account for almost €10m a year in wages, while Diarra is on €2.8m, Saviola €2.5m and Heinze €2m.
 

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gabriel heinze and robben are good players!

one is a good defender with plenty of experience and the other is a good classic winger.


robben is a selfish bobo and made of glass but he has undoubted talent. if he is available for a cheap fee, it would be good to sign him. :thumbsup:
 

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i doubt the 2 of them will return to the BPL. :dunno:
 

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We need a STRIKER!!! Not DEFENDER!
 

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