Category: Club news

Liverpool finally sign Iago Aspas

Sunday, June 23 – 2013 Liverpool last night signed striker Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo in a £7,7m deal. Aspas, who scored 12 goals for Celta last season, has signed a long-term contract subject to international clearance. It’s Liverpool’s third summer signing after Manchester City’s Kolo Toure and […]

The Spanish FA blocks Iago Aspas deal

Friday, June 14 – 2013 Liverpool insist their deal to sign Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas will go through despite claims it has been blocked by the Spanish Football Federation. The Reds last night announced a £7,7m transfer had been agreed in principle, subject to the necessary documentation. […]

West Ham agree fee for Andy Carroll

Tuesday, June 13 – 2013 Sam Allardyce is still working around the clock on landing No 1 target Andy Carroll. The West Ham manager has had a £15m bid accepted by Liverpool for the England striker who is currently nursing a heel injury. “Our first priority is signing […]

Martin Skrtel to stay or to go?

Tuesday, June 13 – 2013 Martin Skrtel’s agent Karol Csonto will travel to England next week to discus the Liverpool defender’s future with the club but has not revealed if the Slovakian will ask for a move amid interest from Napoli. (Daily Express, 11-06-2013)

A local Derby in June

Monday, May 5 – 1941 Merseyside is to have a real Whitsun football treat. Everton and Liverpool have agreed to meet each other on Whit Monday, June 2, as I suggested some days ago, and the match will take place at Goodison Park. It is possible the game […]

News moving slow in Liverpool

Thursday, December 30 – 1897 Liverpool’s telegraphic facilities are apparently very poor. A deputation waited upon the Postmaster-General yesterday to urge the acceleration of messages to the Continent. The delays in the transmission of telegrams, it seems, seriously hamper business. Those in various parts of England who have […]

Did the Liverpool executive over-react?

February 15, 1901 The recent suspension of five Liverpool players by their club for leaving the field during a Combination match, without the permission of the referee, will be reconsidered by the Lancashire Association (who confirmed the suspension) at Bolton next Monday. The referee, Mr. Foster, of Accrington, […]

Gerrard fears mar Rafa’s big day

Wednesday, June 16 – 2004 Rafael Benitez was last night facing his first major crisis as new Liverpool manager as fears grew that Steven Gerrard could be about to walk away from Anfield. The ink was still drying on Benitez’s five year contract when Reds chief executive Rick […]

No Boum time for Kop

Monday, June 16 – 2003 Liverpool’s bid to sign Auxerre defender Jean-Alain Boumsong appears has suffered a blow. Boumsong, who is with the French national team preparing for thus week’s Confederations Cup, refused to give the go-ahead to the move. He admitted there had been contact with the […]

Markus Babbel’s silver lining

Thursday, August 1 – 2002 Markus Babbel has vowed to repay Gerard Houllier’s unstinting faith in him by bringing silverware back to Liverpool this season. The Germany defender made an emotional reappearance in front of the Kop against Lazio on Tuesday following his year-long battle to overcome the […]

Lee Kops more flak

Thursday, August 1 – 2002 Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has launched an astonishing attack on Lee Bowyer after the collapse of the players £9 million move from Leeds. Bowyer’s transfer was all set to go through until Anfield manager Gerard Houlllier called the deal off, citing the […]

Chris Kirkland tipped for the top

Sunday, September 2 – 2001 Gerard Houllier has smashed the British transfer record for a goalkeeper who only six years ago was dragged away from his newspaper round to play for Coventry City. Chris Kirkland, 20, who moved to Liverpool for £9 million on Friday, was not even […]

Liverpool prefer Tel Aviv over Haifa

Wednesday, August 1 – 2001 Liverpool could become embrolled in a row over where they play the first leg of their Champions League third-qualifying round tie if Israeli side Maccabi Haifa beat Haka of Finland, to set up a showdown against the UEFA Cup holders. Liverpool are innocent […]

Houllier leads Le Tallec race

Wednesday, August 1 – 2001 Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier is poised to beat Manchester United for the signature of French sensation Anthony Le Tallec. United, Valencia and Fiorentina are among clubs chasing the 17-year-old Le Havre midfielder, who has been dubbed the new Michel Platini. But Le Tallec […]

David Thompson to quit Liverpool

Tuesday, August 1 – 2000 David Thompson is ready to quit Liverpool to save his Premiership career. The England Under-21 midfielder has been given permission to talk to Coventry who have tabled a £2,5m bid. Thompson, who has been at Anfield school days, admitted: “I would like to […]

Thug admits attack on Robbie Fowler

Monday, July 31 – 2000 England football star Robbie Fowler was spared a courtroom ordeal yesterday after a man pleaded guilty to assaulting him in a hotel toilet. The Liverpool striker suffered a broken nose during the unprovoked attack after a match 16 months ago. Fowler, 25, was […]