Liverpool academy director Frank McParland is believed to be a strong candidate to replace Damien
Comolli as the club's new director of football strategy.
McParland is being touted for the role according to the People, who claim that Kop boss Kenny
Dalglish is keen on aligning himself with Liverpool's former chief scout.
Stoke visit Anfield for the second time this season, with the two clubs facing each other for
the fourth time overall, this time for a chance to progress to a Wembley semi-final. While
Liverpool's form in domestic cup competition has been sparkling the League Cup's already been
secured and they've scored 13 goals in their three FA Cup wins Stoke hasn't hasn't been much worse,
and given the narrow finishes in their three previous fixtures this season, there's no reason to
think that tomorrow will be any different.
Brighton & Hove Albion starlet Shamir Goodwin has emerged as a transfer target for Liverpool.
The 17-year-old striker has come to the attention of the Barclays Premier League outfit after some
fine form for the Seagulls youth team, according to The Daily Star, with the Reds now reportedly
considering a move for the player.
Liverpool are ready to seal a deal for Swiss striker Nicolas Hunziker, according to The Mirror.
The 15-year-old scored a hat-trick for his country's youth team on debut and has received rave
reviews from the Anfield.
Kenny Dalglish reportedly sent his chief scout to watch Hunziker during the weekend, leaving
Liverpool as favourites to land the striker.
It has to be fair game to wonder what happened to the faith Kenny Dalglish showed John Flanagan
towards the end of last season; to wonder where it went on the back of a poor performance that owed
a great deal to the young fullback being left exposed by the man playing in front of him.
It has to be fair game to wonder about the insistence on playing that man, Jordan Henderson,
ahead of the more experienced Dirk Kuyt no matter the circumstances—even when coming up against
one of the league's top six club's on the road.
Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli is reportedly monitoring Internacional attacking
midfielder Oscar with a view to making a move to sign the Brazilian teenager in the near future.
The 19 year old played a crucial part in his country's Under 20 World Cup success, netting a
dramatic hat-trick in the final against Portugal last weekend.
A terrific first half followed by a disjointed and disappointing second half, and ultimately a
performance all too familiar. Pass and move football gave way to static and sloppy play down the
stretch, with Sunderland clearly the better side as the match came to a close. Not a reason to
completely erase all the optimism that accompanies the beginning of the season, but it's clear that
there's some work left to be done.
Liverpool is set to sign Ivory Coast youngster Victorien Angban, according to France Football.
The Under-17 international played a pivotal part with his country during the recent World Cup,
playing alongside striker Souleymane Coulibaly, who broke a 10-year scoring record by scoring nine
goals during the recent World Cup in Mexico.
As the mood of English football's most celebrated sleeping giant lifted following the return of
Kenny Dalglish last January, as did their level of performances on the pitch.
Aided by the arrivals of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll and the emergence of youngsters such as
Martin Kelly and John Flanagan, Liverpool ended the season with a tactical fluidity that had been
missing at Anfield for nearing two years.
Liverpool's are set to take further advantage of their relationship with Uruguayan side Nacional,
by trialing four of the club's youngsters.
Rodrigo Amaral, Leandro Otormin, Gaston Pereiro and Daniel Baldi will all begin a trial with the
Reds this week.
The moves follow Sebastian Coates' arrival at Liverpool last summer, which former director of
football Damien Comolli at the time claimed would spark a link between the two sides.
Kenny Dalglish is refusing to fast-track Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling into becoming a
regular starter for the club.
Sterling, 17, made his debut in Saturday's defeat against Wigan as a late substitute and many fans
at the club believe he should have already been introduced this term.
Dalglish has played fellow Academy graduates John Flanagan and Jack Robinson this term but he
insists he will not fully unleash Sterling until he is physically ready.
I'll say one thing for Kenny, you won't find another man that cares
as much...Liverpool were beaten once again in the league on Saturday after Wigan put two past
Reds keeper Pepe Reina. A penalty and a goal from Caldwell gave Wigan a much needed three points as
Martinez tries to steer his side away from the drop.
Gerrard kisses the ball after netting his peno... Liverpool put five goals past an Oldham side
that took the lead at Anfield on Friday night. A very different starting line up for Liverpool
allowed Dalglish to try something new and for once Liverpool could be described as clinical rather
Gerrard kisses the ball after netting his peno...Liverpool put
five goals past an Oldham side that took the lead at Anfield on Friday night. A very different
starting line up for Liverpool allowed Dalglish to try something new and for once Liverpool could
be described as clinical rather than wasteful.
The mood surrounding Liverpool may have improved with the return of Kenny Dalglish, but with a
pair each of losses and draws to go along with four wins as he and the club entered March, that
renewed optimism hadn't always led to results. At least, though, there was a widespread feeling
that it had become a squad capable of turning the proverbial corner and going on a run if they
could only manage to make all the pieces fit together.
Liverpool are close to signing Nicholas Hunziker from Basel ahead of some of Europe's top sides,
according to The Mirror.
Hunziker is a 15-year old midfielder and came to the attention of Liverpool after scoring a
hat-trick for the Swiss youth side on his debut.
Liverpool scout Frank McParland has been to check on the youngster on numerous occasions and it is
thought he has persuaded manager Kenny Dalglish to move for the Basel player before he is snapped
up by another club.
Unconfirmed reports in England are linking Tottenham Hotspur with an ambitious move for Liverpool
defender Glen Johnson.
According to footy bunker, Harry Redknapp is keen to bring the player he signed for Portsmouth to
the Capital as he looks to bolster his right back options.
The 27-year-old defender is currently sidelined from Liverpool action with injury however the
emergence of Martin Kelly and John Flanagan means that he will face a tough task reclaiming his
first team spot.
Liverpool's John Flanagan has been promoted to England's Under 21's squad by Manager Stuart
Pearce.He joins fellow Liverpool players Jordan Henderson, Martin Kelly and Johnjo Shelvey who
scored a cracking goal for his loanee club, Blackpool at the weekend.England play Iceland on
Thursday evening followed by a game versus Norway on Monday, 11th Oct.
With all the talk in recent weeks of who needs to start, who deserves to start, and what the
priorities should be when it comes to deciding who needs and deserves to start, it seemed like the
perfect time for last week's poll to find who Liverpool Offside readers thought was the club's most
LFC v Wolves: Carroll, Adam, Downing and Henderson return
Kenny Dalglish has gone back to by and large the same team that lost last weekend to Spurs for
today's home game against Wolves. Daniel Agger's rib injury means he's out for several weeks and so
Kenny has moved Skrtel into the centre of defence (a position he's far better at than right-back)
bringing Martin Kelly in at full-back.
LFC v Wolves – Carroll, Adam, Downing and Henderson return
Kenny Dalglish has gone back to by and large the same Liverpool team that lost last weekend to
Spurs for today's home game against Wolves. Watch the game on a quality live stream > >
Daniel Agger's rib injury means he's out for several weeks and so Kenny has moved Skrtel into the
centre of defence (a position he's far better at than right-back) bringing Martin Kelly in at
Watching Jay Spearing run onto the field at the Amex Stadium will have filled many supporters
with a sense of confusion. Rather than questioning his ability to play against Championship
opposition, these fans must have been puzzled by the apparent contradiction to their belief that he
had disappeared into an ethereal mist.
Kenny Dalglish said he was going to field a strong side for tonight's match against Brighton and
Hove Albion and he's certainly not picked a weak one. Injuries and suspensions meant he would have
to make at least three changes – Daniel Agger is injured with Martin Skrtel and Charlie Adam
suspended – but he's also made a couple of further changes.
Rib facture sidelines Agger | Liverpool Football Club News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip Liverpool
defender Daniel Agger could be out for up to four weeks after fracturing a rib in Sunday's 4-0
Barclays Premier League defeat at Tottenham. The Denmark international sustained the injury when he
fell heavily in the first half and had to be substituted before half-time.
Poor start, poor ref, four nil – a day to forget for Liverpool
Liverpool lost 4-0 away to Spurs, the White Hart Lane curse continuing as the Anfield side ended
the game with nine men. At least now we know why Steve Clark refuses to give Kenny a game in
training when numbers aren't even; he's preparing them for days like this – and still has
preparation to do.
Glen Johnson's injury will give manager Kenny Dalglish further concern about the right back
position. It is fast becoming a problem area for the Liverpool defense. Here is a look at some of
his right-back options in the near term.
Martin KellyThe promising Kelly started the season as the first choice right back, and his
performances have caught the attention of England manager Fabio Capello.
Glen Johnson faces five more weeks out injured for Liverpool
• Defender aggravated hamstring strain in defeat at Stoke • Steven Gerrard hails 'fantastic'
impact of Luis Suárez Glen Johnson is facing another extended spell on the sidelines for Liverpool
and England after aggravating a hamstring injury in the defeat at Stoke City.
Liverpool began their Carling Cup campaign with a simple victory over League One side Exeter at
St. James' Park last night. The Reds ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Luis Suárez, Maxi
Rodríguez and Andy Carroll, the latter two also set up by the Uruguayan striker, who once again
showed his importance to the side.
Queens Park Rangers are believed to be interested in taking out-of-favour Liverpool full-back
Philipp Degen to Loftus Road. The newly-promoted Premier League side suffered a 4-0 home defeat at
the hands of Bolton Wanderers on Saturday and consequently are looking to bolster their back
A week after failing to impress against Valencia, Jordan Henderson again had a poor showing,
this time against his former club Sunderland in the first match of the new season. As much as
wildly overreacting and proclaiming the campaign an utter failure on the basis of one opening day
draw is an unhealthy, reactionary approach, it's also impossible to ignore the fact that not
everything went according to plan.
Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson spoils party for lacklustre Liverpool
The Liverpool fans arrived for the new season full of eager anticipation, and were in good voice
when Luis Suárez gave them an early lead, but Sunderland dug deep and came away with a point,
courtesy of debutant Sebastian Larsson's spectacular volleyed equaliser.
Skysports.com understands Queens Park Rangers have made an enquiry regarding Liverpool outcast
The Switzerland international appears to be surplus to requirements at Anfield after struggling to
make an impression during his time at Liverpool.
He was beset by injury troubles in his first season at the club after arriving from Borussia
Dortmund in 2008 and spent last season back on loan in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart.
Liverpool kickoff the NextGen Series from Anfield at 19:00 GMT/2:00PM EST
An intriguing experiment begins tomorrow; an under-19 Champions League-style competition with
some of the best academies in Europe. And the home-and-away group stage starts out with a bang for
Liverpool, as they host what on paper looks set to be their toughest foe of that opening round when
Sporting Lisbon comes to town.
Liverpool's first match of the 2011/12 League got off to a decent start.
With the debuts of Charlie Adam, Jordan Hendersen, Stewart Downing and José Enrique all starting
together for the first time in a Premier game, there was bound to be some rustiness and lethargy
amongst Kenny Daglish's team.