Player News - Liverpool

Date: Team: Pos:

Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim has told Turkish sports magazine AMK Spor that a deal for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is "almost done".

The 31-year-old struggled with form and fitness throughout the 2015/16 campaign and has agreed in principle to leave Anfield after almost a decade for a deal rumoured to be worth around £5million. Skrtel will be joined by Paris Saint-Germain defender Gregory van der Wiel but former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie looks set to leave the club following a disappointing season in Süper Lig. Jürgen Klopp will now look to bolster his options in defence with Kolo Toure also leaving Anfield. Liverpool have emerged as the bookies favourites to land want-away Borussia Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic. And the transfer business could continue, despite the arrival of Sadio Mane, with Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuaín reportedly rejecting a contract extension to put the Reds on high alert.
Jun 29 - 4:54 AM

In the club's biggest move under Jurgen Klopp Liverpool officially confirmed the signing of Southampton winger Sadio Mane on Tuesday.

Mane becomes the third signing this summer after Loris Karius and Joel Matip but is clearly the heaviest-hitting move of the English transfer market in a £30 million transfer with add-ons that could make the fee as high as £36 million. In true Liverpool fashion, the Reds refused to give any details of the contract other than that it is a long-term deal. Said Mane: Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It’s a club that has won a lot of trophies and has a big history. Now I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and my teammates and starting the season."
Jun 28 - 7:17 AM

Liverpool are expected to announce the signing of Senegalese star Sadio Mane today after agreeing a £30million move from managerless Southampton.

Following extended negotiations and the signing of Nathan Redmond from Norwich, Mane has been granted a move to Anfield in a deal which could ultimately be worth up-to £36million. Mane was pictured having his medical on Monday and becomes the third high profile departure from St Marys joining Victor Wanyama [Tottenham] and Ronald Koeman [Everton] as the south coast side once again proves itself to be a hive of summer transfer activity. Mane arrives off the back of another solid season [11-goals and six assists], if not, frustratingly inconsistent on occasions to become the fourth addition to the Liverpool squad. Mane is the fifth Southampton player to arrive on Merseyside within the past two-seasons following in the footsteps of Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert.
Source: Soccerway
Jun 28 - 4:09 AM

Liverpool are reportedly willing to pay £30m for striker/winger Sadio Mane.

The Southampton player has been inconsistent this season but has shown flashes of brilliance at times and is highly sought after this summer. The Saints just purchased youngster Nathan Redmond, opening the way for Mane to make his exit. With Liverpool and others getting in a bidding war, Mane could easily go for £40m this summer.
Source: BBC
Jun 25 - 4:09 PM

Liverpool is reportedly in the advanced stages of securing a summer transfer for Southampton midfielder Sadio Mane.

The Reds have been in talks with Southampton over the past week and are close to agreeing to a fee in the range of £30 million. Southampton originally wanted £40 million for the 24-year-old bought for just £10 million from Salzberg in the summer of 2014, but the departure of Ronald Koeman has hastened negotiations over a summer move. The Senegalese international scored 11 goals last season in the Premier League but really found his form with eight goals in the final eight games of the season.
Jun 25 - 10:29 AM

Liverpool has rejected an £8 million summer bid for midfielder Joe Allen from Swansea City as the club holds out for more money.

The Reds bought Allen from Swansea City in 2012 for £15 million as the midfielder arrived as a Brendan Rodgers favorite. Rodgers is reportedly looking to bring Allen to Celtic this summer as well with only one year left on his current contract and Liverpool likely to sell. But Liverpool want closer to £12 million for 26-year-old, who has enjoyed a stellar summer as the anchor in Wales' midfield at the European championships after helping the Dragons win the group over England.
Jun 25 - 10:13 AM

Brendan Rodgers is keen on taking Joe Allen north of the border to champions Celtic after working with the Welsh midfielder at Swansea and Liverpool.

Allen is entering the final year of his contract at Anfield but the availability of the 26-year-old has alerted the likes of Swansea, Southampton and Leicester City while Europa League winners Sevilla are also said to be interested. Allen would be a marquee signing for Celtic with Rodgers targeting "quality over quantity" as he aims to take his side to the Champions League proper by easing through the qualifying phase of the competition in July. "It's not about numbers. I need quality over quantity. When you have a level of two or three players that can really lift the group, you find they raise the bar." Allen has started all three of Wales’ Group B games at Euro 2016 helping Chris Coleman's side seal top spot with two wins from their three matches.
Source: Daily Mail
Jun 22 - 3:22 PM

Liverpool received a huge preseason boost with Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho set to be available at the start of the season.

Reports in Brazil claim Olympic team coach Rogerio Micale won't include Coutinho or Firmino in the Brazilian team's 18-man roster for the Olympics later this summer in Rio de Janeiro. Each Olympic roster is allowed three players over the age of 23, and Brazil's shortlist includes Fernando Prass, Thiago Silva, Douglas Costa, Willian and Neymar. It was unlikely Coutinho would have been included in the team after already competing in the Copa America this summer. But the news that both Brazilians won't go is welcome news for the Reds as Olympians, most likely new signing Loris Karius, are expected to miss the first couple games of the season.
Jun 20 - 4:26 AM

There are no shortage of transfer rumors coming out of Anfield this summer and the latest, Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, seem to be gaining some steam.

Kovacic, a versatile midfielder who is most utilized in a deep-lying role was getting very little playing time at Real Madrid, a club never short on world-class talent. The 22-year-old Croatian international still has room to develop at his age and a move would benefit him. He came into the game for Croatia in their last Euro match to replace club teammate Luka Modric who left with an injury and may well get the start against Spain in a couple of days. Liverpool are looking to buy him but are apparently interested in a loan deal as well. Joe Allen looks set to depart the Reds this summer so there is a likely opening in that area of the pitch soon, but Kovacic would want to get more playing time than Allen managed to last season.
Jun 19 - 10:40 AM

Mario Balotelli's nightmare move to Liverpool could be coming to an end in the coming weeks with Besiktas close to a move.

Mino Raiola, Balotelli's agent, told Turkish media that the 25-year-old has been offered up to Turkish giants Besiktas after AC Milan passed on the opportunity to turn his season-long loan at the club into a permanent deal this summer: "I offered Mario to Besiktas and I’m waiting for their answer. But I’m quite sure the transfer will happen as the president already assured me in the past that he would do everything he can to sign him.’’ Liverpool bought the Italian international for £16million in the summer of 2014, but Balotelli has only scored one Premier League goal in his time at the club.
Source: The Guardian
Jun 17 - 4:02 AM

Liverpool have accepted a £5.5m offer from Istanbul club Fenerbahce that could see Martin Skrtel depart for the Turkish side this summer.

The news comes less than 24 hours after the Slovak helped his national team to their first ever win in the European Championship. Skrtel seemed to fall out of favor under Jurgen Klopp, making just four starts under the German boss when the calendar flipped to 2016, though he had battled a hamstring injury in that stretch that kept him out of contention for about six weeks. Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho were the preferred partnership for Klopp in central defense but, with Kolo Toure having been released last week, a Skrtel departure would certainly lead one to believe that Klopp will be looking at adding another player to the position this summer.
Source: Guardian
Jun 16 - 9:54 AM

Reports across England confirm Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is set to seal a transfer to Fenerbahce in the coming days.

Skrtel's agent confirmed earlier in the week that he was considering offers from China, Turkey and Germany after falling out of favor under Jurgen Klopp in an injury-plagued season. The 31-year-old signed a new three-year contract at the club just last summer under Brendan Rodgers, but is now expected to leave for the Turkish giants after the Reds accepted a £5.5million bid. The center-back made 320 appearances in eight-and-a-half seasons at the club.
Source: The Guardian
Jun 16 - 4:52 AM

Slovakia, led by a Marek Hamsik assist and match-winning goal, taste victory for the first time in a European Championship, hanging on to beat Russia, 1-2.

It was scrappy but sloppy play from both sides for most of the opening half hour, but in the 32nd minute Slovakia would break through when Hamsik delivered a pinpoint 45-yard pass down the inside-left channel to find former Manchester City product Vladimir Weiss and the latter curled it into the far corner. Hamsik then put Slovakia two goals to the good just before halftime, with a shot that pinged in off the far post from a very tight angle. Slovakia were in control for the majority of the second half but Russia would pull one back in the 80th minute and suddenly put intense pressure on Martin Skrtel and the Slovak defense but they were able to weather the storm and nab their first victory in the competition's history. Three points goes a long way toward making it out of the group stage and Slovakia are now in good shape, taking on England next in the final match before the knockout stage.
Source: Guardian
Jun 15 - 11:30 AM

Joao Carlos Teixeira will join FC Porto on July 1 when his contract with Liverpool will expire.

The young midfield joined the Reds in 2013 and spent the first couple of seasons on loan spells with Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion. This past season, he made his Liverpool debut in a Capital One Cup match where he notched an assist. He then scored his only goal for the Reds in an FA Cup Third Round replay win over Exeter City. His lone league appearance was a three mintue cameo. It is a dream move for Teixeira, as he moves to a big club for his native Portugal. He didn't seem to have an avenue for playing time at Anfield with a talented midfield group already in place.
Jun 14 - 10:41 AM

Liverpool have entered a £9.5m bid for the transfer of Polish international Piotr Zielinski from Serie A side Udinese.

Jurgen Klopp reached out to contact the 22-year old Zielinski via telephone in an effort to convince the midfielder of how important he would be for the cause at Anfield. Liverpool face stiff competition in signing him though as Napoli is also in the hunt and Zielinski has ties with that club's incumbent manager. Liverpool already boast a very strong central midfield with Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and James Milner in the mix but Zielinski would help fill the void left by a possibly departing Joe Allen and, with what he have seen from him thus far, Jurgen Klopp will find ways to get Zielinski on the pitch and develop him. Zielinski does not appear to be much of a fantasy prospect in standard scoring.
Source: Guardian
Jun 14 - 12:44 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals