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  • zocoss's Avatar
    25,009 posts since Sep '05
    • Carroll blow as Liverpool go for £10m Roma striker Borini

       

      Wanted: Liverpool are hopeful of sealing a deal for Italy striker Borini (left)

      Wanted: Liverpool are hopeful of sealing a deal for Italy striker Borini (left)

       
       

       

       

      Fabio Borini is set to become Brendan Rodgers' first signing, as the Liverpool manager challenges Andy Carroll to show he can be part of the new Anfield regime.

      Having worked with the Italy striker at Chelsea and Swansea, Borini has been on Rodgers' wanted list for some time, and Liverpool have held lengthy discussions with his current club Roma over a deal that could be worth £10million.

      Borini was co-owned by Roma and Parma last season, but Roma concluded their own £3.95m deal to take full ownership of his contract last month, which has made Liverpool's negotiations for the 21-year-old go more smoothly.

      It is, however, a surprise that Borini is set to move to Anfield as he said last month that he was 'a Roma player' and 'it's not my business that there is talk about whether I go there (to Liverpool) or stay.'

      Rodgers wants to bring in 'three or four' additions, but aims to do that 'without throwing wheelbarrows full of money at it'.

      He is also confident of getting improvement out of the Liverpool players he inherited, Carroll included.

       

      Centre of attention: Carroll is yet to return from his holidays

      Centre of attention: Carroll is yet to return from his holidays

       

       

      The England forward has endured a turbulent 18 months since his £35million move to Anfield from Newcastle and it had been assumed that Carroll - who is being linked with a loan switch to AC Milan - will struggle to adapt to the intricate system Rodgers favours.

      Though Rodgers has not handed Carroll any assurances about where he will fit into the team, he is prepared to give him the necessary chances.

      'Andy is a player I want to assess and speak with,' said Rodgers, who received confirmation yesterday that Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates will represent Uruguay in the Olympics. 

       

       

      Welcome to Anfield: Rodgers was officially unveiled on Monday

      Welcome to Anfield: Rodgers was officially unveiled on Monday


  • dragg's Avatar
    49,241 posts since Mar '05
  • zocoss's Avatar
    25,009 posts since Sep '05
    • He was, as a sub lah... See that top picture of him with the Italian team.

    • Carroll enjoying his time with the gals somemore... lol.

      Later he comes back his place gone liao...

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      Reds closing in: Liverpool boss claims 'exciting deal will be completed this week'

       

      There won't be many signings this summer says Brendan Rodgers – but Kop fans now braced for the arrival of a bundle of joy in next few days

       

      Press gang: Brendan Rodgers meets the media... and makes a surprise announcement

       

       

       

       

      Clint in their eye: Liverpool want to tie up deal for Dempsey before US tour starts next week  

      Fulham would sell star man to free up cash for new recruits

       

      Clint Dempsey: heading home with Liverpool?

       

       

       

      Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to bid £7.5 million for Fulham's American star Clint Dempsey in his first major transfer raid.

      Rodgers wants to snap up Dempsey quickly and tie up a deal before the Kop fly to the shooting star's homeland next week.

      Dempsey had a sensational season for Fulham but may have to be sold as his deal is running down and he fancies a 'glamour' move at this stage of his career - with the Anfield club prepared to pay.

      Rodgers wants a couple of new faces and has the funds to land Dempsey - with Fulham willing to sell and also open to a possible exchange deal involving one of Liverpool's fringe men.

      Sources close to the Dempsey camp claim a deal may be pushed through as soon as Wednesday.

       

       

      Edited by zocoss 10 Jul `12, 9:46AM
  • I.imba's Avatar
    479 posts since Dec '11
    • hope not too much tiki taki, it will win the game. but i have to be honest and say that its fucking boring...

  • zocoss's Avatar
    25,009 posts since Sep '05
    • Fab deal: Liverpool agree £12m fee with Roma for Fabio Borini

      The Italian international is set to become Brendan Rodgers first signing since he took over at Anfield

       

      This way to Anfield! Fabio Borini is set to move to Liverpool

       

       

       

       

      Liverpool have agreed a £12million fee to make Fabio Borini the first signing of new boss Brendan Rodgers' Anfield revolution.

      The Italian arrived on Merseyside on Friday morning and is expected to have a medical at noon, after the deal was sealed when the English club offered Roma a swift profit on their investment in the young striker.
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      It is something of a coup for the Reds and their new manager, with Borini considered the rising star of Italian football, after a fine first season in Serie A concluded with his inclusion in the national squad for Euro 2012.

      Rodgers knows the 21 year old well, after first coaching him in the Chelsea youth team, and then taking him on loan at Swansea - where he had a dramatic impact by helping the Welsh club to get promoted to the Premier League.

      Borini was regarded as a rich prospect by Chelsea who signed him from Bologna as a 16-year-old, but they lost him to Parma last summer, when he exercised his right to move after reaching the end of his contract.

      But before even kicking a ball in anger for Parma he was loaned out to Roma, who then bought a half stake in the striker after he impressed in the early part of the season.

      Borini produced a strike rate of one goal in two games to win his first Italy cap and secure his place in the squad for Euro 2012.

      Rodgers feared his move for the young forward would be scuppered by the complications of joint ownership, but Roma removed that hurdle by buying out Parma, to take their investment in the player to close on £6million.

      Now the Reds have agreed to double that fee to ensure Rodgers gets the striker he wants to get his Anfield revolution off to a flying start.

      The arrival of Borini could signal the end of Andy Carroll's Liverpool career, with the big striker likely to be loaned out to AC Milan, though West Ham have also expressed an interest in the centre forward.

      Edited by zocoss 13 Jul `12, 11:48PM
  • Jacky Woo's Avatar
    1,543 posts since Nov '10
  • mrwonderful's Avatar
    777 posts since Sep '05
    • everytime pre-season got so much glowing news about pool,

      when season underway, articles all disappear or become critical.

  • zocoss's Avatar
    25,009 posts since Sep '05
    • Kop new boy Fabio: I’ll be a Kop warrior

      Fabio BoriniFabio Borini
      SLICE TO SEE YOU ... Kop new boy Fabio Borini vowed to put the Premier League under the knife

       

       

       

       

       

       

      FABIO BORINI became the first addition to the new-look Liverpool — then vowed to put the Premier League under the knife.

      The former Roma striker linked up with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers for the THIRD time, when a cut-price £8million deal was completed last night.
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      Now Borini, 21, is already planning to cut down defences and treat Kop fans to his unique goal celebration.

      He revealed: “My goal celebration is a knife between the teeth. In Italy it means a warrior or someone who never gives up.

      “At Swansea and Roma the fans liked it, so I hope to show it to Liverpool fans as well.”

      Borini, who had a shock call-up to Italy’s Euro 2012 squad, has worked with Rodgers during his days as a Chelsea youth star, as well as hitting six goals on loan at Swansea to them into the top flight.

      Rodgers reckons his first signing will prove an instant terrace hit.

      He said: “I think the supporters will love him.

      “He’s a goalscorer, but also a multi-functional player who can play in a number of positions. He’ll do well at Liverpool.”

      Edited by zocoss 14 Jul `12, 9:25AM
  • Medicated Oil's Avatar
    4,878 posts since Dec '03
    • You can laughed and mocked at the new manager.

      The reality is if he goes, Liverpool may have to employ Harry next.

      Let him work his ideas and show us what he and his players can achieved.

      It is time for Liverpool to go back to the basics and progress from there.

  • Y_Shun's Avatar
    8,418 posts since Aug '06
    • Sian... Borini ex-chelsea starlet. i always thought he will cut it to the first team.

       

      but if roma sells him for 12m... must have meant something. hahaha

  • I.imba's Avatar
    479 posts since Dec '11
    • Liverpool is having their, "we will be in top4 next season'' thoughts again....

      this happens like petty much every season after they drop out of top 4

  • youyayu's Avatar
    9,803 posts since Dec '07
  • charlize's Avatar
    31,782 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by I.imba:

      Liverpool is having their, "we will be in top4 next season'' thoughts again....

      this happens like petty much every season after they drop out of top 4

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    • They will win the league.

       

       

       

       

      And I will post another prediction about escaping relegation in December. icon_lol.gif

  • Jacky Woo's Avatar
    1,543 posts since Nov '10
    • it will be very difficult for liverpool to finish top 4. I dunno when they will qualify for the CL. liverpool is no longer a top 4 club, with spurs now vying for a top 4 place.

  • JelloPoop's Avatar
    281 posts since Apr '12
    • Liverpool gone case liao la....they buying average players hoping these average players will blossom and carry them into top 5 again...

  • Jacky Woo's Avatar
    1,543 posts since Nov '10
    • reminds me of roy hodgson when he go buy the likes of mediocre players, the same goes for Rodgers. if Rodgers is sacked, wonder who will rescue them? Harry Rednapp is free at the moment, as is Kenny Daglish.

  • charlize's Avatar
    31,782 posts since Mar '05
  • Jacky Woo's Avatar
    1,543 posts since Nov '10
    • he is up and coming young coach, but he is not a winner, not yet.

      I have said many times, liverpool appointment has been disastrous since 1991, when Kenny Daglish resigned. sure Houllier and Rafa won UEFA and CL, but the holy grail of the EPL title remains a pipe dream.

      I am wondering what the owner and board was thinking when they appoint Rodgers to be the manager? do they seriously think Rodgers will win the EPL title? EPL title is a long way from winning, think about qualifying for CL first for a start.

  • I.imba's Avatar
    479 posts since Dec '11
    • Liverpool will need at least 3 years or even longer to win something big, not the carling cup.

      They need to let the young generation step into the first team, the current first team will not achieve anything if not at most a top4 finish. their young talent still looks bright though.

       

       

  • Y_Shun's Avatar
    8,418 posts since Aug '06
    • just when i thought why chelsea youngers are so underrated... i think liverpool's youngsters are worst sia....

  • Jacky Woo's Avatar
    1,543 posts since Nov '10
    • just look at rodgers buy. reminded me of the purchases by roy hodgson.

      keny daglish buys are also no better, except for suarez who is a qualified success. No way the ponytail is worth 35m, the most he is worth is 15m, plus the 3 british buys, all failures and waste of money.

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