There were reports tonight that Andy Carroll is stalling on a move to West Ham after the Hammers and Liverpool were said to have agreed on a fee of £15M. Andy Carroll waiting for Newcastle Andy doesn;t have a future at Liverpool, we all know that, but it seems the Geordie lad would love [...]
Cameroon international defender Aurelien Chedjou has confirmed he wants to leave Lille after being linked with several clubs. The 27-year-old could be a target for Premier League duo Liverpool and Newcastle as well as Turkish giants Galatasaray. Sky Sports report that, although under contract at Lille, Chedjou sees his future elsewhere, he said: "Nothing is done with any club.
Liverpool have accepted a £15m offer from West Ham United for Andy Carroll, a £20m loss on their record transfer fee inside 28 months, but face a struggle to convince the striker to sever his Anfield ties for Upton Park. Carroll enjoyed an impressive, yet injury-hit season on loan with Sam Allardyce's team, who has moved quickly to sign the 24-year-old on a permanent basis following the end of the Premier League season.
Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud (Google Creative Commons)
Having already wrapped up the Premier League title, Manchester United capped off a wonderful campaign with an extraordinary 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. United twice led by a three-goal margin, but the home side – inspired by Romelu Lukaku's second-half hat-trick – managed to battle back each time.
And so, even in the dying embers of its latest edition, the Premier League didn't fail in living up to expectations, signing off the 2012-13 season in incredible fashion.
The first 5-5 draw of its era, a nail-biting hunt for fourth spot between Tottenham and Arsenal and a handsome helping of 36 goals across 10 fixtures all made for a very entertaining finale to the Premier League campaign.
Forward Philippe Coutinho was Liverpool's match-winner but Jamie Carragher was the star of the show at Anfield on his 737th and final appearance for the club. The veteran centre-back brought the curtain down on a first-team career spanning 16 years 131 days - the seventh longest in the club's history.
Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe is hoping to build on the experience of making his senior debut for the club in their 1-0 win over QPR. The 17-year-old played the first 64 minutes of Sunday's match, during which he created the winning goal for Philippe Coutinho. And the player was delighted to have played a part, especially in the final game of defender Jamie Carragher's 17-year Reds career.
Brendan Rodgers has moved for Manchester City centre back Kolo Toure, whose contract expires next month, as a replacement for the retiring Jamie Carragher. The Daily Mail reports that Rodgers believes he can fill the void left by Carragher at the heart of his defence. Rodgers has looked at a number of players to bolster Liverpool's defence, including Ajax's Toby Alderweirled, and Tiago Ilori of Sporting Lisbon, but he is a firmer admirer of Shalke's Greece international Kyriakos Papadopolous.
Liverpool are understood to be lining up a move for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, who is currently in New York City after arriving for the club's US post-season tour.
Manager Brendan Rodgers is looking for replacements to fill in the gap left by retired centre-back Jamie Carragher. Toure is out of contract at City this summer, and is unlikely to be offered a new deal, so it offers Liverpool a unique opportunity to step in for an experienced 32-year old defender who could provide cover for Liverpool at the back.
Liverpool FC News Liverpool FC will be saying farewell to one if its greatest players this week. Jamie Carragher is ending his career as a defender which started with the team in 1997. He has been a brilliant player and has played in more than 730 games in his illustrious career.
It's safe to say that soon to be retired Jamie Carragher is a bit of a deity on Merseyside. So that's a possible explanation as to why he channelled the Hand of God during his last ever game. Carradona didn't get away with it though: the handball was spotted and a free-kick awarded to opponents [...]
Jamie Carragher will be playing his final game for Liverpool on Sunday 19th May 2013. having won two FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields, one Champions League, one UEFA Cup and two Super Cups in his 16th years playing with the club he loves.
Naturally, it promises to be an emotional day for the crowd, if not the player himself who has vowed not to shed a single tear, preferring, instead to concentrate on the job of playing well on the pitch and ensuring that Liverpool emerge victorious in their final game of the Season.
Liverpool host Queens Park Rangers on Sunday in the final game of the 2012/2013 Premier League season for both clubs. While the Reds are unable to move up or down from their spot at 7th in the table, they still have reason to play well at Anfield.
Jamie Carragher bows out of playing when Liverpool take on relegated Queens Park Rangers on Sunday at Anfield. Liverpool will be looking to celebrate Carragher's career in style as they round off the season at Anfield. The Reds have been in a good run of form and are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League outings.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has hailed Jamie Carragher as "one of the greats" ahead of the Liverpool defender's retirement. The 35-year-old will play his 738th and final game for the Reds on Sunday against the Rs, bringing a 17-season playing career at Anfield to an end. And after winning five domestic cups and four European cups, including the Champions League, Carragher is up there with the best Liverpool has ever produced, according to Redknapp.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he will try to lure players to Liverpool as soon as the transfer window opens. Rodgers is aware of the lack of depth in the squad and, with Jamie Carragher retiring, wants to set out early to have the longest possible time to prepare the team for next season.
Liverpool appears to be at the front of the queue to prise Kurt Zouma away from St Etienne this summer. The 18-year-old is one of the brightest defensive prospects and has enjoyed a fine breakthrough season after coming through the club's youth ranks. The Reds are scouring the market for a centre back with Jamie Carragher retiring at the end of the season.
We all dream of a team of Carraghers... Image: guardian.co.uk
Well, here we are, the end of the season. This one in particular seems to have flown by and unfortunately I a have to admit I've found myself a bit bored this season, I just haven't felt fully entertained, only at certain points, here's hoping next season we can improve on that!
Liverpool have revived their interest in Tottenham left back Danny Rose. The England Under 21 star was one of Sunderland's best performers during his loan spell, and boss Paolo Di Canio is keen on the 22-year-old. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers failed to sign Rose in the last two transfer windows and is struggling to make his £20million budget stretch.
West Ham United have agreed a fee of around £15 million to sign striker Andy Carroll from Liverpool.
The England striker had been on loan at West Ham from Liverpool during the 2012-13 season. And despite his injury-prone season, the footballer still managed to score 7 goals in 22 league appearances for the Hammers.
Sam Allardyce has confirmed his top priority in the summer is to sign Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, and West Ham have started talks with Liverpool about the striker, who wasrecalledto the England squad last week. Andy Carroll West Ham in talks with Liverpool to sign him Andy has been on loan all season at [.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was coy on the future of Andy Carroll, who is currently on loan at West Ham, insisting he will assess his progression at the end of the season. The striker, who joined Liverpool from Newcastle for £35 million in January 2011, linked up with Sam Allardyce's side last summer after being told he would be behind lone frontman Luis Suarez in the pecking order at Anfield.
BBC's TV programPanoramahas viewed never before broadcast footage of the Hillsborough Disaster, and has shown that despite the coroner's ruling that all those who died that day had been beyond help by 3:15pm crucial evidence has been found that an off-duty police officer tried to revive a dying boy who was still alive after 3:30pm.
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Liverpool vs QPR 2013 Highlights 1-0 Coutinho Goal Carragher hits post Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Liverpool vs QPR 2013 ( LFC Queens Park Rangers VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Liverpool vs QPR 1-0 ( Coutinho) Anfield, Liverpool- 19 May, 2013- 16.
No, that wasn't Jamie Carragher's testimonial. That happened a few years ago. Although, for all of QPR's threat, it might as well have been. He leaves with yet another clean sheet, and his 398th win in 737 appearances for Liverpool.
Date Sunday, May 19 2013 Anfield Kick-off: 16.00 BST.
Liverpool FC Legend Jamie Carragher will captain Liverpool against QPR on Sunday at Anfield on his 737th and final appearance before retirement in the absence of Steven Gerrard. Prior to kick-off, players from both Liverpool and QPR will form a guard of honour for retiring Carragher, who will be accompanied onto the pitch by his two children.
11am ET, not live on the US. Live on Fox Soccer 2Go, and delayed at 6:30pm ET on FSC.
Last season, Fox televised every match on the final day other than the one on espn2. There were matches on Speed, on Fuel TV, on pretty much every cable station Fox owned. This season? Nothing extra; just the standard three televised matches.
Liverpool target Christian Eriksen will snub the Kop and sign a new contract at Ajax if Brendan Rodgers does not make a £15million offer in the next month, writes the Sunday People. Danish dazzler Eriksen is keen on a move to Anfield, with the Reds on his trail for the past few months and battling Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund for his signature.
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona saying he could not leave Anfield because he feels so loved. There had been rumours linking him and Barca goalkeeper Victor Valdes swapping sides, but Reina wants to see out his contract at the Reds.
The headline stat is a simple one. Liverpool scored 24 more goals in the Premier League this season, and conceded just three more. In all competitions, Liverpool averaged 1.81 goals per game and a goal every 49.6 minutes.
It was the final day of the Premiership season last night, an event traditionally billed as a 'family affair' of sorts over the years.
And naturally, after a long and highly memorable season, the likes of Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres all took the chance to soak in the atmosphere of the fans and allowed their little ones to run amok all over the pitch!
Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton are targeting Parma talent Ishak Belfodil, according to reports. The 20-year-old Algerian international with a French passport is already a regular in Serie A with the Ducali. TMW claims that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has sent scouts to watch Belfodil in action on at least three occasions.
Roberto Martinez has warned Callum McManaman against a reported move to Liverpool, insisting he needs another season at Wigan. McManaman has enjoyed a sparkling breakthrough year at the DW Stadium, capped by a man of the match display in Wigan's shock FA Cup final triumph over Manchester City.
Manager Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Munich (Google Creative Commons)
As everyone surely knows by now, FC Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes is planning to retire at the end of the season. Believe it or not, this was Heyncke's third stint as head coach at Bayern: he managed the team for four years starting in 1987, and then again for several weeks at the end of the 2009 season (after Jürgen Klinsmann was sacked).