Danny has an uncertain future
Following Liverpool’s 2-1 loss at the hands of Danish side Brondby in their first pre-season friendly of the year, there was the kind of light-hearted sentimentality from the club regarding the future of Reds vice-captain Daniel Agger that you would expect from a former club. Now, the whimsical musings have taken on a decidedly harder edge.
“We will work really, really hard to secure Daniel but, as he has said himself, the timing has to be right” club chairman Bech Andersen told 3point.dk. “So let us hope we can tie up the loose ends. When that is, time will tell — but we will go a long way to get him back because it will show just how high we have set the bar. It will show that we have ambitions and will make a lot of fans happy.”
If reports in today’s media are to be believed, — and we all know that’s not always the case — Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre has travelled to Spain with Liverpool set to complete wrap up deals for long-term target Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo.
The summer long chase for Moreno looks to be coming to a close following back-up target Ryan Bertrand’s loan to Southampton and Ben Davies move to White Hart Lane. The 22-year old has been the subject of a number of bids from the Anfield outfit, though the two sides apparently remain disconnected on their respective valuations of the player. While a number of media outlets are reporting that the Reds will have to pay around £16?mil to finally prize him away from Sevilla, the more savvy readers out there will remember that’s the original fee that we were rumoured to have bid — which, of course, was summarily rejected by the Andalusian side.
Following Liverpool’s penalty shoot-out win over Premier League rivals Manchester City in the Guinness International Champions Cup, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers discussed his sides moves in the transfer market and has assured Kopites everywhere that business is still ongoing.
Who asked you?
You can argue that he’s just looking out for his new side, or you can argue that he’s being a bit vindictive, but following his season long loan to Sevilla, misfit Liverpool striker Iago Aspas sure has had a lot to say.
The former Celta Vigo man failed to impress in the Premier League following a £7mil move to the English giants last summer, making a mere 14-appearances and finding the back of the net only once — against League One side Oldham Athletic in the early rounds of the FA Cup. Now that he’s back in Spain and bedding in to the Andalusian side, Aspas hasn’t exactly been the portrait of humility and has urged Liverpool target Alberto Moreno to snub a move to Merseyside.
All Goals – Manchester City 2-3 Liverpool… by GabriOne
It came down to a dramatic finish in New York City’s historic Yankee Stadium yesterday as Liverpool edged out Premier League rivals Manchester City on penalties to claim their second win of the Guinness International Champions Cup.