4 Liverpool Fans Who Flopped As Players On Merseyside

25th July 2015, 08:46:57

Peter Byrne/PA Wire Dream of scoring at the Kop? Be careful what you wish for.

To follow in the footsteps of your heroes and turn out for your boyhood team is a dream for any aspiring young footballer. Part of the thrill of playing football as a child is trying to emulate your heroes, perfecting your Ronaldo step over, your Beckham free kick or your Cantona nonchalance.

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5 Things We Learned From Liverpool Vs. Brisbane Roar

17th July 2015, 15:13:26

Peter Byrne/PA Wire Adam Lallana and James Milner secured a 2-1 comeback as Reds new boys start to click.

A sea of red shirts overpowered the tangerine orange of the Brisbane Roar as Liverpool fans blasted out their spine tingling rendition of 'You Will Never Walk Alone' that echoed around Lang Park. Brendan Rodgers looked unfazed by the harmonic battle cry and selected four of his new signings in his first eleven as well as Divock Origi who was out on loan at Lille last season.

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5 Reasons Why Liverpool MUST Sign Christian Benteke

17th July 2015, 09:27:00

Jonathan Brady/PA Wire £32 million is a big fee but it could be money well spent.

It's the moment Villa fans have been dreading. It looks like Christian Benteke could be on his way out of Villa, with Liverpool looking the most likely to acquire his services. Ever since Suarez departed, the Reds have been in desperate need of further goal-scoring options and Rodgers seems willing to meet Villa's release clause of £32 million.

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£32 Million Christian Benteke Bid Activates Release Clause

16th July 2015, 14:53:48

Media Image Ltd The Reds are set to pay Christian Benteke’s £32.5 million release clause.

Liverpool are to set to agree a deal with Aston Villa over the signing of star striker Christian Benteke, according to The Telegraph.

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Man City Complete £49 Million Raheem Sterling Record Signing

14th July 2015, 18:14:09

Sky Sports Raheem Sterling is now the most expensive English player of all time ...

Manchester City have officially completed the £49m signing of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool, making the 20-year-old the most expensive English player in history, shattering the previous record set when Andy Carroll moved to Anfield for £35m.

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6 Raheem Sterling Replacements

13th July 2015, 13:27:33

Peter Byrne/PA Wire Brendan Rodgers must invest the £50 million better than he did a year ago.

What is far more worrying than Manchester City signing Raheem Sterling for £49 million is that Brendan Rodgers is now in control of another huge wedge of cash and this time he must use it properly.

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10 Footballers Too Good For Their Current Clubs

12th July 2015, 09:22:19

Martin Rickett/PA Wire Time to move on, guys.

The dream of any footballer is to reach the very top level, but even the greatest players will struggle to achieve it while playing for the wrong club.

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Arsenal Look To Sign Barcelona's World Cup Winner

6th July 2015, 09:26:07

Arsenal have made contact with the agent of Barcelona midfielder Pedro who is available for a fee of around £15 million, according to The Independent.

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Liverpool Set To Sign Nathaniel Clyne For £12.5m

29th June 2015, 11:14:44

Chris Ison/PA Archive The England right-back will sign a five-year contract this week...

Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne is set to sign for Liverpool this week for £12.5 million subject to a medical, The Mirror reports.

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Liverpool, Arsenal And Man Utd Miss Out On Carlos Bacca

29th June 2015, 10:39:06

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP The striker is set to sign for AC Milan...

AC Milan are set to fend off competition from a host of European clubs and bring Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca to the San Siro next season, La Gazzetto Delo Sport reports.

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10 Things Liverpool Fans Need To Know About Roberto Firmino

25th June 2015, 14:51:14

Silvia Izquierdo/AP Strap yourselves in, the boy can play...

We need to re-analyse *that* video. Yes, Roberto Firmino missed an open goal from 10 yards but I ask you to look a little closer and admire the sheer beauty of the 23-year-old's technique as he side footed the ball into the stand. His head is beautifully positioned over the ball, his left leg is deliciously balanced giving him pinpoint balance and as he perfectly strikes the ball it's simply a travesty that the vacant goal doesn't levitate two metres higher allowing the ball to find its intended net-based home. It takes a special player to be able to miss in style and that is exactly why Liverpool have paid £29 million for his services. Firmino started at the youth academy Clube de Regatas Brasil before signing for Brazilian Serie B side Figueirense. He made 38 appearances for Figueira - scoring eight times - before moving to Germany to sign for Bundesliga side, Hoffenheim. Known for his ball-carrying ability and intelligent vision Firmino racked up seven goals and 10 assists in 38 games last season, helping Hoffenheim to a successful campaign that saw them finish just outside of European qualification. Bundesliga football journalist Jonathan Harding believes the Brazilian must be played as a number 10 and isn't a direct like-for-like replacement for Raheem Sterling. He told WhatCulture Sport: "Firmino has all the flair you would expect from a Brazilian, but the work ethic of a Bundesliga player. Liverpool fans should be very excited about him. He was rumoured to be joining them last year, but has worked hard in the last year to become a more efficient player. There is room to improve - he's only 23 - but I don't expect his bedding in period to be that long. He's got the physical attributes to handle the force of the Premier League. Quick feet, will embarrass opponents and can score. In the 13-14 season, he scored 22. For an attacking-midfielder that's almighty. "It is a lot of money, there's no denying that. Hoffenheim will feel handsomely rewarded for the talent they nurtured and the fee may sit heavy on his shoulders, especially if he is slow to start. The media in the UK are far from forgiving. However, the young lad has a confident swagger about him, and that will likely work in his favour. Along with his work rate, Liverpool fans will take to their new man quickly." Here at whatculture.com/sport we have looked into 10 things that all Liverpool fans need to know about their new signing... https://vine.co/v/ei7FpAXOA2w

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Firmino Completes £29m Move To Liverpool

24th June 2015, 09:40:47

Jorge Saenz/AP The Brazilian star has signed a five-year-deal subject to a medical...

Liverpool have completed the signing of Firmino from Hoffenheim for £29 million. BBC Sport have confirmed that the 23-year-old striker will be Brendan Rodgers' fifth signing of the summer. The deal is subject to a medical, that will take place after he returns from the Copa America where he has been playing for Brazil. Firmino who was reportedly chased by a number of top clubs has scored 47 goals in 151 games for Hoffenheim and 4 goals in 9 games for Brazil. He was on target for the Selecao during their 2-1 win over Venezuela on Sunday setting up Dunga's side with a quarter-final match against Paraguay this weekend. The Hoffenheim man scored 7 goals and made 10 assists last season and was widely regarded as one of the most talented players in the league. Firmino is the Reds' second most expensive signing in the club's history just behind Andy Carroll who they signed from Newcastle United in 2011 for £35 million. Liverpool have already brought in four players this summer with Burnley striker Danny Ings, goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, Charlton defender, Joe Gomez and midfielder James Milner all signing for the Reds.

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5 Reasons Why Raheem Sterling Should Sign For Man City

23rd June 2015, 12:31:05

Tim Ireland/AP Can we not just be happy for him?

Why is it that footballers are no longer allowed to want to better themselves?

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Bologna Hold Talks With Liverpool Flop

19th June 2015, 08:23:55

Scott Heppell/AP Fabio Borini's agent is in talks with the players boyhood club.

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini could be set to make a return to Italian football with the club he began his career as a trainee with, as Bologna hold talks with their former employee.

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Young English International On Verge Of Liverpool Move

18th June 2015, 12:29:21

Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport Joe Gomez is set for a medical on Friday.

Charlton Athletic's 18-year-old defender Joe Gomez is poised to become Liverpool's fourth signing of the summer after a £3.5 million fee was agreed between the clubs.

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Liverpool Defender 'Rejects Inter Milan In Favour Of New Contract'

18th June 2015, 11:36:48

Jon Super/AP/Press Association Images Brendan Rodgers breathes a huge sigh of relief...

Martin Skrtel has committed his future to Liverpool after rejecting a move to Inter Milan.

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Liverpool Defender On Verge Of Exit

18th June 2015, 09:51:00

Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport Coates looks set for Wearside...

Sebastian Coates looks set to make his loan at Sunderland permanent for around £4 million.

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