Jump to content
  • Transfer Talk: Return of the King


    ccs-54-140264007632_thumb.jpgIf John Henry wanted to get on the good side of Liverpool supporters, he's certainly off to a good start.

    Along with partner Tom Werner, Henry put himself in the good books of Reds faithful when he dumped dour Roy Hodgson as manager of the club, replacing him with universally beloved Liverpool legend (King) Kenny Dalglish.

    Dalglish then turned around and almost immediately convinced Henry that he needed to purchase Uruguayan World Cup star (or villain, depending on who you ask) Luis Suarez from Ajax Amsterdam in a deal that could be worth nearly £23 million.


    Even Suarez's acquisition couldn't keep disgruntled Spaniard talisman Fernando Torres happy, however, and when Torres submitted in a transfer request last week, the Scottish manager began scouring Europe - not only for potential Torres suitors that would be able to afford Liverpool's exorbitant demands for the World Cup winner, but also for a potential replacement that would maximize the funds that Torres' sale would bring in.

    Today, Dalglish pulled in a British club record £50 million from Chelsea for Torres, and then tried to flip all of that back into new signings. Liverpool's £10 million offer for Blackpool's Charlie Adam was rejected, but their £35 million offer for 22-year-old Newcastle starlet Andy Carroll - a record fee paid for a Brit - was accepted.

    Yes, that's the same Andy Carroll that has scored a total of 31 league goals in his entire career thus far.

    Clearly, Dalglish and his ownership are gambling on Carroll's enormous potential, a huge premium considering that an established, prolific Premier League striker in Darren Bent was bought by Aston Villa for £10 million less just a couple of weeks ago.

    Hell, Carroll's transfer fee is bigger than what Barcelona paid for world class striker David Villa less than a year ago.

    If anything, this new regime has shown that it has the balls to do whatever it takes to regain the glory that Reds supporters feel is a right. Liverpool fans can take solace that, while this season is a write off, the future of the club looks to be one filled with the ability to go after players that could vault the club back amongst the elite.

    All it took was the return of the King.

    Some other transfer talk from around Europe on Monday, the final day of the transfer window for most of Europe:



    • Tottenham loan striker Giovanni Dos Santos to Racing Santander.
    • Villarreal turn down Tottenham's €35 million offer for Giuseppe Rossi.
    • Paulo da Silva leaves Sunderland for Real Zaragoza.
    • Levante take Ecuador's Jefferson Montero on loan from Villarreal.





    • Nicola Legrottaglie swaps Juventus for AC Milan.
    • Yuto Nagatomo travelling to Milan to sign with Inter.
    • Amauri on verge of joining Parma on loan.
    • Juventus signs Alessandro Matri from Cagliari.



    • Partizan sign striker Prince Tagoe and midfielder Zvonimir Vukic.


  • Create New...