Liverpool Football Club is delighted to announce the season-long loan signing of Chelsea forward Victor Moses. pic.twitter.com/1N7PT2fXGU Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 2, 2013 Liverpool have completed the loan signing of Chelsea's Victor Moses. The Nigeria international was widely expected to move to Anfield after being spotted in the crowd for yesterday's victory over Manchester [.
Brendan Rodgers may tap into the loan market if his bid to secure new signings for Liverpool looks
like failing to bear fruit.
Rodgers has been at the helm of the Anfield club for a couple of months, but he has so far only
brought in striker Fabio Borini from Roma.
Swansea's Joe Allen and Fulham forward Clint Dempsey are confirmed targets of the Reds boss, but
deals do not look imminent and Rodgers is prepared to plug the gap with temporary measures.
Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes has played down reports that he is set to sign Craig Bellamy
It has been suggested that Rangers are lining up a move to lure Bellamy away from Anfield this
Bellamy's future at Liverpool has been the subject of speculation all summer with Cardiff declaring
an interest in re-signing the forward.
Rafa Benitez is set to continue his attempt to build a decent Premier League side circa 2008 at new club Napoli with a bid for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry. Former Liverpool boss Benitez has already signed Pepe Reina on a year-long loan deal and yesterday he was linked with a move for Reds defender [.
Big day for Sunderland on Friday as they signed Manchester City winger Adam Johnson and Wolves
striker Steven Fletcher.
"Adding quality players to the squad has been our main aim this summer and Adam certainly fits
that bill," O'Neill said. "He has terrific ability, great delivery and I'm sure he is a player who
will excite our fans.
Where do you think Juan Mata will fit into RDM's Chelsea puzzle this
The reason I ask? It's because of the problem with our left side again at the moment. I posted
the other day after the Brighton performance, that we needed someone to get out there
and do a job as it was obvious to me that Eden Hazard prefers not to play there.
Harry Redknapp has praised the high potential of two Tottenham Hotspur players, describing
Gareth Bale as "top-class" and Luka Modric as "irreplaceable".
Former Spurs boss Redknapp is known for candidly sharing his views on football and after
supporting Stuart Pearce's selection for the Great Britain Olympics team yesterday, he ventured
into more familiar territory.
Group D favorites England and France meet in their opening match of the UEFA Euro 2012
tournament. The match will take place at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine with kickoff
scheduled for 18:00 local time.
France manager Laurent Blanc
"We've had our own problems too. Don't worry, the English will show up ready for us.
Welcome to Liverpool, Rodgers â€“ it's Top Four or the Door - originally posted on
Top four may not be a divine right for any club in the premier league given the competition has
increased immensely over the past few years. Still the Manchester clubs remain clear favorites,
Blue side with their versatile squad plus cash and Red side with their stability.
You don't become Le Sulk without being a pretty moody so-and-so. Even after signing a nice new contract to return to the Premier League, Nicolas Anelka was unable to lift the gloom. The Frenchman agreed a deal to join West Brom on a one-year contract. The Baggies become his sixth Premier League club, joining Arsenal, [.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal are still "in the market" to try and add "quality players"
to the squad, but he made it quite clear (unless he was being economical with the truth) that he is
NOT looking for any defensive midfielders, which would seem to rule out any bid for Yann M'Vila.
Injury List by TS Although Arsene Wenger has admitted that he has been very busy with Arsenal
during the transfer season, we've fallen short of living up to the hype of what many were expecting
to be a refurbish and replacement of players. Having signed three quality players we still need a
DM, a striker [.
Gervinho is remaining positive! This transfer window has been a mixed bag. Arsenal have signed 3
quality players in Podolski, Giroud and Cazorla but have lost two key members of our first team in
Alex Song and Robin Van Persie. But despite the changes (plus hopefully more to come) the Gunners
winger Gervinho is still [.
Alex Song - necessary move, book balancing or both?
At the end of the past season, Arsenal fans were delighted to hear that money was available for
new signings. And, there was optimism that the club was headed in the right direction when three
top players were brought in: Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla.
Arsenal are reportedly close to acquiring Real Madrid
midfielder Nuri Sahin's services on a season-long loan deal.
Recent media reports suggested that Real offered Sahin to Tottenham as part of their bid to
bring Luka Modric to Santiago Bernabeu, but that hasn't deterred Arsene Wenger from making a move
for the Turkish playmaker.
Oil. It's marvelous stuff, isn't it? Look at JR Ewing. Where would he have been without oil? And
Bobby. He'd probably still have been swimming like a spasticated seal under the water with his
webbed hands and stuff.
It drives the world, literally, and now it's driving football. The investments in football clubs
from people who have made bazillions from oil and the like continue apace.
I'm not a mind reader, but would assume there is one of two trains of thoughts going through
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie's head at the moment. He's looking upon manager Arsene Wenger's
impressive signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud as proof that Arsenal wants to help him
out up front, or he realizes they've been brought in to replace him.
New Arsenal signing Olivier Giroud just had a brilliant domestic season to guide Montpellier to
an unlikely Ligue 1 triumph and the France international is determined to do the same with the
Gunners next season.
The last time Arsene Wenger brought a renowned Ligue 1 forward to his squad, it was Bordeaux's
Marouane Chamakh, who infamously went from a promising starter to a squad player with very little
playing time in a matter of months.
In typical Arsene Wenger era Arsenal fashion, we have been scouring France for quality players
and today I am happy to say, Arsenal have completed the transfer of Olivier Giroud from Ligue 1
champions Montpellier for a transfer of Â£12 million. This should not be a shock to any Gunner
fans, as this has been in the works for a few weeks now, with each week news from both the media
and the pertinent clubs stating progression on the transfer front was moving along well.
Liverpool Need to Act Swiftly in the Transfer Market - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the announcement of Premier League fixtures, it seems that no other team faces a tougher
start to the campaign than Liverpool Football Club. The reds will have to play Top 3 teams in the
Youth + Wenger-Gems + Established Quality Players =
The All-Conquering Formula! (But we need to hold on to our
We at the Academy, feel that Arsene could have given some of the kids a chance and maybe put
them on the bench and given them a run-out, especially in games where you're winning 3-0, but I
also understand he has to get results and he's super-cautious.
Another road game, another loss. I'm coming up empty with why and how the Portland Timbers are
having a worse season this year than last. On paper, the Timbers should be better in every aspect.
They've been paying longer as a team, they have higher quality players, and more depth all around
Peter Nowak has paid the price for the Philadelphia Union's horrible start to the season as the
Union have announced that have gotten rid of the only head coach in the club's three seasons in
MLS. Assistant coach John Hackworth, who served as Nowak's right-hand man will take over as the
interim head coach, effective immediately.
Spain plays tonight with a challenge thrown to them. They are joint favourites with Germany and
the nationalmannschaft throws down the gauntlet with a dominating display which sent
Greece home. The 2004 winners tried to compete but once the Germans clicked into gear, there was
ever only going to be one outcome.
PHOTO: New #SaintsFC striker @danistone25 poses with First Team Manager Mauricio Pochettino. #WelcomeOsvaldo pic.twitter.com/74i4M2QBnB Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 19, 2013 Five word review: Top quality where it's needed. In: Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Roma, Â£15m), Victor Wanyama (Celtic, Â£12.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann On the match overall: "We knew they would take this game as the game of their lives, and that's what they did. We mentioned it to the players many times and made them aware of it. We expected the game to be very difficult. They have quality players in their side that can surprise you, which they did when they scored the equalizer.
When you sell your two best players during the summer, and let almost all of your most
experienced players leave on Bosman's, the fact that AC Milan lost 1-0 at home to newly promoted
Sampdoria probably should not be a surprise.
Still nobody gave Sampdoria much of a chance in the San Siro, but the Milan faithful were
Andrea Costa scored the only goal of the game in the 58th minute from a corner and, although the
Rossoneri hit the woodwork twice, their fans made their feelings clear at the final whistle.
New Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers has made clear his intentions to sign three or four new
signings to his Liverpool squad following the final depature of Italian mis-fit Alberto Aquilaini
The Liverpool manager said: "There is nothing imminent just yet, not that I am aware of, but
hopefully things will progress over the next couple of days.
Andy Gruenebaum has had a banner season so far for Columbus. (Getty Images)
Yesterday afternoon the rest of the 2012 MLS All Star roster was announced. Quality players like
Eddie Johnson, Kyle Beckerman and Dan Kennedy were added to the game day roster. Ben Olsen has
plenty of quality players to pick from and did so but there of course were a few names left out
that immediately spark the usual snub talk from everyone.
Thanks to the fine people at Allstate, a World Football Challenge sponsor, we have two pairs of
tickets that we'll give to a lucky reader here. Allstate is supplying these tickets to us so we can
let you know that former United States National Team goalkeeper Tony Meola will be at the Allstate
Fan Zone prior to the Seattle Sounders match versus Champions League winner Chelsea FC.
"I think the key will be the defence. Everybody realises that and accepts that. They've got real
quality in attack, the Spanish have. It's heavy billed as the Real Madrid and Barcelona team,
they've got a lot of quality players. But I think all the Irish need to do is remain disciplined