Category: Player news

Jack Hunter – a sterling centre half

Saturday, February 6 – 1904 I have always a great deal of admiration for a man who is conspicuously whole-souled in his play, and consequently I start these references to J. Hunter, the North End centre half, predisposed in his favour, for the great central factor in his […]

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)

Sam Bartram back between the posts

Wednesday, January 8 – 1941 Providing the Services’ players can get leave, Liverpool hope to field pretty much the same side as last Saturday in the return Lancashire Senior cup-tie with Everton, at Goodison Park, this week-end. One change will be the inclusion of Bartram, now back from […]

Simon Mignolet transferred to Sunderland

Thursday, June 17 – 2010 Sunderland are closing in on Schalke centre-half Heiko Westermann after chairman Niall Quinn flew out to Germany yesterday for talks over the £9m-rated 26-year-old. The Black Cats yesterday signed highly-rated 6ft 4in Belgium Under-21 keeper Simon Mignolet from St-Truiden for an undisclosed fee. […]

Toon seal James Milner deal

Friday, July 2 – 2004 James Milner completed his £3,6 million move to Newcastle yesterday after Sir Bobby Robson beat off a number of other Premiership clubs to secure the highl- rated teenager’s signature. The 18-year-old was enticed to St James’ Park on a five-year deal which could […]

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 […]

Spy in the sky

Friday, January 10 – 2003 An internet report suggesting ex-Coventry goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic had been arrested for spying near Kazakhstan, Russia, was revealed as a hoax. (Daily Star, 10-01-2003)

UEFA ban James Milner

Friday, November 1 – 2002 UEFA have banned rising Leeds star James Milner because he is too young. Leeds boss Terry Venables wanted to include the 16-year-old in his squad for last night’s UEFA Cup second round encounter with Hapoel Tel Aviv but was told he couldn’t. Competition […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ace Oggie’s rescue hell

Saturday, May 12 – 2001 Former Coventry City goalie Steve Ogrizovic battled to save a cricketer who’d had a suspected heart attack. Ogrizovic, 43, gave Mark Lavine mouth-to-mouth when he passed out after scoring 127 runs in a Birmingham League match on Saturday. Lavine, 28, who was tipped […]

Oggy: Gloves staying off

Friday, October 20 – 2000 Steve Ogrizovic has ruled out the possibility of making a comeback at the age of 43 to ease Coventry’s goalkeeping crisis. The Sky Blues are currently without the services of first-choice keeper Magnus Hedman and deputy Morten Hyldgaard through injury. That means they […]