Liverpool may be in America ahead of their pre-season clash with Italian side AS Roma at Boston’s Fenway Park, but that hasn’t stopped them from making moves in the transfer market with reports coming in that QPR striker Loic Remy underwent a medical at their base of operations yesterday ahead of a £8.5mil move from the London club.
With personal terms rumoured to already be agreed between the two sides, the Frenchman is looking nailed on to be the Reds fifth signing of the summer following the likes of Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can and Benfica winger Lazar Markovic to the Premier League runners-up. Should everything go to plan, he could be unveiled as a Liverpool player within the next 48-hours.
If there’s one name that synonymous with Liverpool and scoring goals then that name has to be Robbie Fowler. The living legend, who joined up with the academy last October as a mentor, has strengthened his already unbreakable bond with the Reds even further by accepting a role as an official ambassador. In the wake of the announcement, it’s hard to say who’s more excited about this – him or the club.
Although Liverpool look set to offload striker Fabio Borini to Sunderland for a fee that could very well rise to £14mil, Black Cats boss Gus Poyet has hinted that despite the two sides agreeing to terms, the deal isn’t quite as far along as the rest of us might believe.
After impressing on loan at the Stadium of Light last year, the Wearside club made no secret of their desire to secure his services on a permanent basis. An injury hit first season on Merseyside meant that Borini had unfinished business and his agent did his best to let everyone know that Borini would prefer to stay at Anfield and fight for his place, but he looks set to make the move to Sunderland — that is, if he can agree to personal terms.
After starring in yesterday’s 2-1 win against Preston North End, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that defender Andre Wisdom will spend the next season on loan at fellow Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.
The 21-year old spent a large portion of last season on loan at Derby County as Steve McLaren’s side narrowly missed out on promotion to the top flight when they lost out to Queen’s Park Rangers in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium. Wisdom impressed during his 37-appearances for the Rams last season, and though he displays the kind of versatility that Rodgers looks for in a player, he’s still a bit too wet behind the ears to be trusted to solve Liverpool’s well documented defensive problems.
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After losing out to Danish side Brondby in their first pre-season friendly, Liverpool got back to winning ways today with a 2-1 win against League One side Preston North End.