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Player News - Liverpool

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ESPNFC.com is reporting that they have sources that have indicated that Liverpool would be willing to swap Raheem Sterling for Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs.

The swap is an interesting one for both sides. Liverpool, potentially smarting from losing one top level player for cash last summer and not doing exceptionally well spending that cash, might be interested in a deal that yields them a potential 15 goal, 10 assist man (Walcott's 2012-13 stats in 24 PL starts) along with an upgrade at left back. Arsenal would have to find a replacement at reserve left back but would presumably jump at the chance to bring in a younger, and in some eyes more talented version of Walcott. It is a rare transfer window rumor that actually makes some level of sense for both sides even if swap deals almost never actually come to pass.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 2 - 10:54 AM

Andre Wisdom committed his future to Liverpool by signing a long-term contract with the club.

Liverpool's announcement on their official site does not mention the length of the deal but if it is labeled as "long term", it would be safe to assume that Wisdom should be locked up for at least three years, carrying him until the summer of 2018. Wisdom made twenty-two appearances as a loanee with West Brom this past season. Depending on player movement in the summer window, Wisdom could be in for another loan spell if he cannot earn proper playing time with his parent club.
May 26 - 1:18 PM

Kolo Toure has signed a one-year contract extension with Liverpool Football Club.

Toure showed every bit of his age of 34 at times during his first year with the Reds but Brendan Rodgers must see the appeal in keeping the veteran around as a backup for next season. Considering how poorly Liverpool looked defensively in their final two games, there should be plenty of competition for a spot in next year's back line. However, it would likely take an injury to someone else for Kolo to return to regular playing time at this stage.
May 26 - 1:11 PM

Jordon Ibe is not fit enough to represent England at the prestigious under-20s tournament in Toulon after the winger was ordered to rest following a persistent knee complaint.

Ibe had surgery after damaging his lateral collateral knee ligament while on Europa League duty in Turkey for Liverpool back in February. Despite early reports suggesting his season was over Ibe did return ahead of schedule although his involvement has been sporadic since April having failed to complete 90 minutes. This latest decision was taken to ensure Ibe will be fully fit and ready for pre-season as Rodgers’ aims to forget a disappointing end to this campaign. With Steven Gerrard moving to LA Galaxy and Daniel Sturridge out until October - in the first instance - Rodgers' will need all hands on deck at the beginning of the new campaign.
Source: Clubcall.com
May 26 - 11:59 AM

In an otherwise forgettable finish to the season, Steven Gerrard was able to add a final goal to his Liverpool career, but it was only a consolation as the Reds were walloped by Stoke City, 6-1.

Liverpool broke a record today that they will not be bragging about any time soon - for the first time in PL History, they conceded five goals in the opening half. With the result last week against Crystal Palace, the Reds finished the season by shipping nine goals in two. Still, the legend of this generation of Liverpool Football Club managed to score for his city one last time, scoring in the 70th minute. It was a down year for Liverpool, who made up for a lack of Luis Suarez with excellent defending during the bulk of the season, but fans will now be wondering what to expect heading into August after today's result.
Source: NBC Sports
May 24 - 12:16 PM

Mario Balotelli is a doubt for Liverpool's last match of the season, perhaps missing out on the final game of his beleaguered first season with the Reds.

To think that Balotelli was brought in to at least make up a bit of the production that Luis Suarez brought to Liverpool must seem laughable to everyone by now. Balotelli has one league goal on the season and it seems management are happy to use any minor ailment he may have as an excuse to keep him off of the pitch. With his exit this summer all but a lock, Steven Gerrard moving to MLS and Raheem Sterling's future quite unclear, we will likely see a very different looking club come August.
May 23 - 11:37 AM

Coming off of his first league goal in 2015, Adam Lallana will look to finish his first season with Liverpool on a high note when they travel to face Stoke City on Sunday.

It was always going to be difficult for Lallana to match the production he put forth last season with Southampton, but even with that taken into consideration, it has been a disappointing inaugural campaign at Anfield. Last season, Lallana was a first tier fantasy midfielder, requiring ownership from managers who had any aspirations of success. Now, he has been a fantasy afterthought as injury, form, and lack of a guaranteed spot in Brendan Rodgers' side has rendered him unplayable. He was understandably one of the most expensive players to own when the season began, but can now be had for below 8.5m.
May 19 - 11:18 AM

Raheem Sterling is thought to be wanting away from Anfield this summer as headlines in the UK press are saying that he has already put in a request.

According to Sterling's agent, "The story has been blown out of proportion", but let it be known that the his client and Liverpool will be meeting to discuss the matter later in the week. The young star has two years remaining on his current contract but apparently rejected an extension that came with a £100,000-a-week paycheck earlier in the season. Rumors have already associated him with Manchester City, Arsenal and Bayern Munich. Sterling is still very young and has carved out a role for himself with the legendary club. A move could very well backfire for him.
May 19 - 10:31 AM

Steven Gerrard did not have the storybook ending to his Anfield career as he had hoped as Crystal Palace would score three times and hand the Reds a 1-3 loss.

The occasion began well enough. Adam Lallana scored the opener by pouncing on a wayward Martin Kelly pass and knifing his way through the defense before finishing past Wayne Hennessey to give the Reds the initial advantage. Gerrard had little influence as the game wore on however, playing deep in midfield, and the Eagles would equalize just before halftime, take the lead on the hour mark, then put the game to bed in stoppage time. It was this time last year that Liverpool had come oh-so-close to bringing a league title home only for a Gerrard error to cost them dearly and the follow up campaign has been an overall disappointment, but a football fan cannot help feel sentimental for the 17 year career he gave to his hometown Reds. Anfield is still packed as his legacy is honored postgame.
Source: NBC Sports
May 16 - 2:36 PM

Cameron Brannagan is definitely "one for the future" and Liverpool have secured that future by signing the 19-year-old to a year-long extension.

The attacking midfielder has been tipped to do big things at Anfield even though he has yet to feature in the Premier League. There have been calls for Brendan Rodgers to give him a chance before the season ends with little on the line for the club other than giving Steven Gerrard a top class send-off. The danger in signing the player to a one year extension is that if he does get Premier League playing time and shows well he will have great leverage in a year's time.
Source: espnfc.com
May 16 - 1:34 PM

Philippe Coutinho continued his hot streak versus Chelsea this past weekend, finishing with 13 fantasy points.

Coutinho didn't get on the score-sheet but found a way to contribute in the fantasy sheet. He finished the day with two shots on target and four fouls won amongst other stats, finishing with 13 points. He has been Liverpool's best player lately and is averaging 17 fantasy points per match over his last three. He is a safe fantasy choice for this weekend.
May 14 - 12:00 AM

Steven Gerrard scored an equalizer to earn Liverpool a point at Stamford Bridge.

The two captains each scored a goal in a match that ended 1-1. Chelsea's John Terry opened up the scoring early on and Chelsea controlled the match from then on, but a 44th minute free-kick gave Gerrard an opportunity and he headed in an equalizer. Chelsea started a number of youngsters and were obviously not too concerned with winning the match as they've already secured the title. Liverpool, on the other hand, really needed the three points to have a chance at a top four finish but those chances are dwindling with every dropped point.
Source: Sky Sports
May 10 - 1:18 PM

Following surgery to Daniel Sturridge's hip, Brendan Rodgers has announced that he hopes to see the striker make a return in September.

An unceremonious ending to what has to be considered a lost season for Sturridge. The post-Suarez era has been difficult for the Reds with Sturridge only able to be healthy enough to notch four league goals, Mario Balotelli a massive disappointment and Ricky Lambert never more than a peripheral figure. Finding someone for the role in the summer should be one of their top priorities.
May 8 - 11:45 AM

Daniel Sturridge will play no further part this season after Liverpool made the decision for the England international to undergo surgery in an attempt to have the striker fully fit for the start of new campaign.

Sturridge has been struggling with ongoing hamstring, thigh and hip problems and was sent to America for a specialist assessment which highlighted an underlying condition thought to be the main cause of his problems. With only 3-games remaining and Champions League qualification unlikely the player opted to go under the knife rather than risk breaking down again at a later stage. In his absence Liverpool have struggled to hit the dizzy heights of last season especially in front of goal as Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert have all failed to fill the void managing a meagre 4 league goals between them.
Source: The Guardian
May 6 - 5:22 AM

What was once assumed to be a replacement because of injury woes and a subsequent shift in form, it appears Glen Johnson has now carved out a place in Liverpool's XI.

Brendan Rodgers has recently changed his formation to restore a conventional back four instead of three, and it has handed Johnson another opportunity after spending much of 2015 as bench depth. Part of the initial take on the formation shift was a perceived injury to Alberto Moreno but he has since been declared fit only for Rodgers to stick with Johnson this past weekend. The England international is going for pretty cheap in the Yahoo game, but even if you think he is back for an extended run, you may want to wait an extra week as the Reds will be traveling to Stamford Bridge next.
May 5 - 11:07 AM


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