New Look Liverpool Defence as Sakho and Ilori Join - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Last season, Liverpool's defence was not as tight as Brendan Rodgers would have liked. Halfway through the season, Martin Skrtel was dropped from the starting XI due to a dip in form and replaced by veteran Jamie Carragher, who has since retired.
Gulp. Deep breaths. We can do this. We can do this. We can do this.
In news that surprises no one, as it's been rumored, discussed, and debated for a week now, Pepe Reina is on his way to Napoli on a season-long loan, 'confirmed' by Rodgers in this morning's press conference.
The official site just posted confirmation of Simon Mignolet's move to Liverpool, the club's fourth summer signing after Kolo Toure, Luis Alberto, and Iago Aspas. And it's only June 25. Sometimes, I don't recognize this Liverpool anymore.
Asmir Begovic has confirmed he wants to follow manager Tony Pulis through the door at Stoke City. Following Pulis' exit, the goalkeeper has gone public to announce that he intends to move to Liverpool this summer. He said: "I want to start preparing on July 10, with all the players of Liverpool." The Bosnian has [.
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United as the Red Devils considering offloading David de Gea, according to the Daily Star. Reina, it is claimed, is set to leave Anfield at the end of the season, but Liverpool will inform Manchester United that they must pay in the region of £15 million to secure the signature of the 30-year-old.
There have been rumours lately that Arsenal are after Spain international, Pepe Reina. He used to be a brilliant player in a solid Liverpool side but has lost his way as the quality in front of him has dropped. Is he really the best keeper for Arsenal?
I, personally, have been impressed with Vito Mannone this season for Arsenal. The Italian was third choice keeper before the season started, but has been thrown into first team action for almost all of the games so far due to lengthy injury problems for Wojciech Szczesny and Lukas Fabianski. Maybe Arsene Wenger has not been so impressed, or the Frenchman just thinks that he is not quite ready, as he is considering a bid for the Liverpool and Spain keeper, Pepe Reina.
El Seleccionador Nacional, Vicente del Bosque, ha comunicado la lista de futbolistas que
serán citados para disputar los encuentros internacionales que España jugará ante Arabia Saudí
(amistoso, en Pontevedra), y Georgia (fase de clasificación Mundial, en Tblisi).
La relación de jugadores convocados es la siguiente:
Iker Casillas Real Madrid CF
José Manuel Reina Liverpool FC
Victor Valdés FC Barcelona
Jordi Alba FC Barcelona
Raúl Albiol Real Madrid CF
Alvaro Arbeloa Real Madrid CF
Ignacio Monreal Málaga CF SAD
Gerard Piqué FC Barcelona
Beñat Etxebarría Real Betis
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid CF
Juanfran Torres Atlético de Madrid
Xabier Alonso Real Madrid CF
Sergio Busquets FC Barcelona
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal FC
Francesc Fábregas FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta FC Barcelona
Xavier Hernández FC Barcelona
Pedro Rodríguez FC Barcelona
David Jiménez Silva Manchester City FC
Jesús Navas Sevilla FC SAD
Roberto Soldado Valencia CF
Fernando Torres Chelsea FC
David Villa FC Barcelona
La concentración de la selección absoluta será el 4 de septiembre de 2012, a las 12.
After the debacle of the last day of the Transfer-Window in which Liverpool failed to sign a couple
of strikers, then the subsequent defeat at home to Arsenal, who did sign two goalscorers in
Podolski and Giroud.
I have every sympathy for new Liverpool Manager, Brendan Rodgers.
He is now working with one hand tied behind his back, with the loss of Dirk Kuyt, Maxi, Craig
Bellamy and Andy Carroll.
Arsene Wenger and many of the Arsenal players have been talking warmly about the Emirates cup, which is back this summer after a year off because of the London Olympics. It is a good couple of days for the fans and a good precursor to the start of the Premier League season. Tomorrow we face the Turkish champions Galatasaray, complete with Drogba, Sneijder and the former Gunner Eboue, but first we have to face the team that has been our direct opposite in the transfer window.
Come to Arsenal and lose money! It sounds hard to resist, doesn't it? That, apparently, is the tempting offer facing the Brazil international keeper Julio Cesar. After Liverpool agreed to allow their Spanish international keeper Pepe Reina to join the Italian club Napoli on loan for the season, however, Cesar's options are limited and he may be forced to accept such an offer.
This is my first ever article and I am very excited to be writing it.
I am an optimistic Arsenal fan and a huge Wenger fan. I think Wenger has done a great job with the budget available to him compared to Chelsea, Man U and Man City, but I do have one problem with Mr Wenger.
The goalkeeping situation at Arsenal is fairly complicated at the minute but, after last season's problems, many experts and Arsenal fans feel that Arsene Wenger will be looking to sign a new keeper this summer. But who should it be? There have been rumours linking the Gunners with all sorts of names, but I am going to stick with the two most likely candidates for the job, Julio Cesar and Pepe Reina.
The Polish international and Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny has certainly not had a good year and it may be on the verge of getting a whole lot worse. The Gunners have been linked with a number of keepers, including Pepe Reina and Victor Valdes. It was thought that an older experienced keeper would be brought in to challenge Szczesny and provide cover while being a role model for the 22-year old.
As the season progresses there are more and more Arsenal transfer rumours appearing in the papers, and today's Mail is suggesting that the Gunners are going to try again for Dortmund's Mario Gotze this summer.
They claim that the 20 year-old, who is happily known as the German Jack Wilshere, has a £30m buyout clause at Dortmund, and they believe that Wenger is willing to double his current record signing to build a super young side to make Arsenal a force for many years to come.
With all the speculation and media attention surrounding the goalkeeping situation at Arsenal, it is not really a surprise that the Gunners are linked with just about every keeper in Europe. With the names of Valdes, Reina, Begovic, Mignolet and more, we can now add the Portuguese international Rui Patricio.
Arsene Wenger certainly has a goalkeeping dilemma on his hands at Arsenal. The two Polish keepers have great talent and potential but cannot seem to produce it consistently. Wenger has to decide whether he can get the best out of them or if he needs to sign a new keeper this summer. The Swansea and Holland stopper Michel Vorm is high on the list of potential targets, according to Metro.
Arsenal shouldn't try and sign Spanish keepers by KJ
Woijech Szczesny has been a source of frustration for many Arsenal fans. He can sometimes be brilliant but equally, he can sometimes be absolutely dreadful. His inconsistency no doubt stems from his lack of experience and possibly his cockiness.
Wojciech Szczesny has not had a great season for Arsenal so far. His form and confidence have been shaky at times, and it has really been costly for the Gunners in recent games. Perhaps he never fully recovered from his calamitous appearance in Euro 2012, in which he gave away a penalty and was sent off after already letting one goal in.
Arsene Wenger will certainly need to be busy in the transfer market at the end of this season, providing that he is still in charge of Arsenal that is. One of the key positions that the Frenchman wants to strengthen is that of goalkeeper, which was evident after another mistake by Wojciech Szczesny cost the Gunners badly yesterday.
Arsene Wenger has been looking for an experienced keeper to provide competition and cover for the current Arsenal number one, Wojciech Szczesny. The feeling is that the Polish international is too comfortable in his position and Wenger thinks he needs pressure to keep his performances high and encourage him to work and improve his game.
Transfer Rumour: Dutch Goalkeeper Offered To Arsenal by AH
According to reports from several European countries, Arsenal have been offered Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. The former Ajax man has also been offered to London rivals Fulham FC who have also expressed an interest.
Arsene Wenger is looking to add a few quality players to his Arsenal squad when the transfer window opens in January. The key positions that Le Prof is looking to strengthen are striker, defensive midfielder, left back and keeper. The Belgian international Simon Mignolet is reported to be the man who Wenger wants to challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the number one jersey.
Arsenal Transfer rumours are starting to heat up... by KJ
December is going to be a very tense month with key games that could either put us back in contention for a top 3 place or could ruin any chance of us qualifying in the Champions League. We are rumoured to be in for 5 players in January to dramatically change up our current squad.
Arsene Wenger is constantly asked about who, if anyone, Arsenal will be signing to strengthen the team when the January transfer window opens on January 1st. For the last two games he has given pretty much the same answer, that he does not want to react after a defeat, it is better to think carefully.
There were newspaper reports over the weekend suggesting that Arsenal are preparing a January bid for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of the Spanish goalkeeper and had a £20 million offer for Reina rejected in 2010. But now it is said that Arsenal can get Reina for half that amount, as Brendan Rodgers looks to raise some cash to buy his own players.
A Busy January Transfer Window On The Cards? by AH
Rumours are nothing to go by and Arsenal are linked with what seems to be every single player in the professional game each year, however there are the rumours that stand out and seem to have some truth. These are the rumours that are both realistic targets for Arsenal and the figures such as fees and wages that those players bring with them and in my opinion there have been 4 stand out players that I could genuinely see Arsenal being interested in this January.
The whispers that Arsenal are looking to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has plagued the Arsenal transfer rumour mil for the last two weeks and they always say there's no smoke without fire. There may be some truth in this story, as I believe Arsenal is looking to sign a new goalkeeper despite already having 5 goalkeepers in the first team squad.
Many Arsenal fans would agree that the Gunners are in need of another striker, a defensive midfielder and a quality keeper to push Wojcicech Szczesny for the number one shirt. I am not sure that many would agree that Pepe Reina from Liverpool, Alessandrod Matri from Juventus and Zdravko Kuzmanovic from Stuttgart would be the first names that spring to mind.
In the last few days there have been reports that Arsenal are looking to purchase Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina. However media rumours suggest that the club will only part with the Spaniard, if Theo Walcott is included in the deal.
At the moment Walcott is showing what he is capable of, giving very impressive displays on the pitch every time he plays now, as he pushes on for that central striking role.
Well, three games into the season and still not a single goal. Not a single goal conceded that
is! For the third straight game Arsenal has held its opponent goalless. At this point last season,
we had conceded ten I believe. Okay, so maybe we don't really need Alex Song in the midfield. I
must say, I was impressed by how solid the team looked against what should have been a tougher
opponent in Liverpool.
Allen performed well in midfield...
Image: mirror.co.ukLiverpool lined up against Arsenal on Sunday with their two front men Fabio
Borini and Luis Suarez, after the loaning out of Carroll on deadline day, these two men have the
weight of the world on their shoulders as they are Liverpool's front line until January and they
need to score goals.
Swansea goalkeeper Michael Vorm is said to be on Liverpool's radar as doubts surround the future of Pepe Reina. Reina has not made the best of starts to the new season and after dropping clangers against Hearts and Arsenal, reports have claimed Brendan Rodgers will target a new keeper in January if things do not improve.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has defended keeper Pepe Reina after the Spaniard's blunder in
the Reds' Europa League tie against Hearts.
With five minutes of normal time remaining, the Spain international managed to let a David
Templeton shot squirm though his grasp and over the line before Luis Suarez saved his blushes
scoring the winner three minutes later.
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 [.
Pepe Reina, portiere madrileno classe 1982 e fedelissimo di Benitez, è in viaggio da Liverpool per raggiungere il suo amato tecnico a Napoli (l'attuale allenatore del Napoli lo volle in Inghilterra nel 2005, quando allenava i Reds, definendolo il "miglior portiere spagnolo", ndr). Trovato l'accordo con il numero uno, è stato raggiunta, sempre ieri, l'intesa [.