Friday, 17 August 2012

Liverpool latest: Including Assaidi and Carroll

Liverpool have announced the surprise signing of Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi. The 24-year-old played for Heerenveen in Holland where he scored 20 goals in 68 appearances, and had this week been linked with Ajax and Fulham. No fee has yet been announced and the player will travel to Anfield tomorrow for a medical.

Liverpool have told Newcastle United they can take back striker Andy Carroll but for £17 million according to the Daily Mail. In a move which would see the club make a loss of £18 million, are Liverpool right to cut their losses or should they give their number 9 one last chance?

The Mirror are reporting how midfielder Charlie Adam could be set to make the short trip across Stanley Park and join Everton. The Scot is said to be unwanted by Rodgers and could leave for only £5 million. Other sources in Liverpool have suggested it is simply speculation because his agent is the brother of Everton boss David Moyes. It will be interesting to see what Liverpool fans make of this one, are the Toffees welcome to him?

The Mirror also state that a season-long loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin was set to be announced today but there is no news on that front yet. Meanwhile it appears Barcelona forward, Cristian Tello has decided to stay at the Nou Camp.

Sky Sports have reported that manager Brendan Rodgers has told the club's official website that he close to bringing two new players in with movements expected within the next 48 hours. One has been announced in Assaidi, Reds fans will be hoping this the second one is perhaps a more high profile player as they look to strengthen their squad and bring back Champions League football to Anfield. Will Clint Dempsey or Nuri Sahin be one of these players? Sky Sports earlier claimed a Dempsey deal is close, but there is a possibility of Arsenal re-entering the race for his signature after selling Van Persie.

Daniel Agger yet again gets a mention in this round-up and expect him to until the transfer window closes in 15 days time. Click write about how Brendan Rodgers has insisted that the club will continue to resist offers for the centre-back as he sees him as an key part to his plans and the club's success.

BBC Gossip tell how Liverpool owner John W Henry has said Liverpool are still paying the price after the previous owners failed - something fans are sure to have something to say about.

Meanwhile, he current owners have told the club's website how they can close the gap on the top teams. Although Liverpool finished eighth last season, fans will hoping they can build on their League Cup success. European football is back at Anfield too, a step in the right direction.

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