Gerrard: I Left Liverpool Because Rodgers Dropped Me Against Real Madrid

gerrard-newLiverpool captain Steven Gerrard has finally opened up to the real reason why he shocked Reds fans worldwide last season when he announced he was Liverpool and join the LA Galaxy.

Rumors have persisted that Gerrard’s decision to leave Liverpool was helped and hurried along by Brendan Rodgers but in every interview Gerrard has given since Jan. 7, the Liverpool legend has taken the high road saying:

“It’s time for a new challenge for me … This is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make … I will always love Liverpool,” and so on and so forth.

How big an impact can Nathaniel Clyne make at Liverpool?

Nathaniel Clyne officially signed for Liverpool today, Brendan Rodgers sixth signing of the summer. But how will Clyne fit into Rodger’s system? To answer that we take a look at Nathaniel Clyne’s Southampton performances from the 2014/15 Premier League season

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Liverpool agree deal to sign Eduardo Salvio in January

thisisanfieldLiverpool have reportedly agreed to sign Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio in January. Salvio joined Benfica from Atletico Madrid in 2012, and he has helped the Portuguese club to win two successive league titles.

The 24-year-old scored nine goals in the league last term, and he was also one of their most threatening players during the Champions League group stage. He completed 16 take-ons and created seven chances in Europe’s leading club competition.

Coutinho Expects Firmino To Shine At Liverpool

roberto-firminoPhilippe Coutinho is hopeful the signing of Roberto Firmino can inspire Liverpool to silverware next season.

This week, Liverpool announced the signing of Hoffenheim’s Firmino, subject to the forward completing a medical, for a reported fee of £29 million.

And Coutinho is confident his Brazil compatriot will impress at Anfield as they look to bounce back from last season’s disappointing sixth-placed finish.

The midfielder told the club’s official website:

“I think it is great news. Firmino is a great player and obviously I know him from the Brazilian national team. He is a great character and person.

Southampton Accept Liverpool Bid For Nathaniel Clyne

clyneLiverpool’s brilliant summer continues with the news that Southampton have accepted the Reds £12.5million bid afor right back Nathaniel Clyne.

The England international will discuss terms on a five-year contract and is likely to have a medical next week once he returns from holiday in America.

The deal reflects Liverpool’s persistence in negotiations after Southampton initially said the player was not for sale. However, Clyne, who was in the final year of his contract, indicated he would like his club to listen to Liverpool’s offer and they set a price of £15m.

Great Job By Ian Ayre To Close Roberto Firmino Deal

roberto-firminoIn recent years, Liverpool have failed at the last hurdle to sign the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Willian, Diego Costa, Mohamed Salah, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Alexis Sanchez and Memphis Depay.

A lot of credit for signing Brazil international Roberto Firmino away from the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City has to go to Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre, who personally flew to Chile to complete the deal this week.

Liverpool had meet Hoffenheim’s demands for the 23-year-old attacking midfielder with a fee of £21 million up front with a further £8 million to be paid in add-ons, but the hard part would be convincing Firmino that his future lay at Anfield.

Raheem Sterling vs Roberto Firmino

After completing his move to Liverpool, we compare Roberto Firmino’s league stats from the 2014/15 Bundesliga season with Raheem Sterling

What do you think of the Firmino signing? Are you excited about Liverpool’s signings so far this summer?

Steven Gerrard Still Haunted By THAT Slip

gerrard-newSteven Gerrard has admitted he is still haunted by his that slip against Chelsea, which effectively cost Liverpool a first league title for 24 years, on a daily basis while also revealing that being dropped for a Champions League clash against Real Madrid fast-tracked his departure from Anfield.

Gerard left Liverpool for LA Galaxy this summer after 17 years at his boyhood club, during which he won the Champions League, the Uefa Cup, three League Cups and two FA Cups but no Premier League, a gaping hole that may well have been filled in 2014, but for his costly stumble against Chelsea in April 2014.

Liverpool Land Roberto Firmino For £28m

roberto-firminoLiverpool are said to be closing in on a deal to make Roberto Firmino one of the biggest signings in their history. The Brazil international, who is currently on duty at the Copa America, is likely to cost Liverpool in the region of £28 million and, should they secure his signature, his fee would only be outstripped by Andy Carroll.

Firmino, who currently plays in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim, was on Manchester United’s radar but Liverpool have been working hard to bring him to Anfield and have a scouting delegation in Chile, where the Copa America is being staged. They have now been joined in South America by chief executive Ian Ayre, who is looking to wrap up the deal.

Liverpool Warned They Need To Meet Carlos Bacca’s Buyout Fee

baccaSevilla have told Liverpool that if they want to sign striker Carlos Bacca this summer, that they will have to meet his £21.5million release clause.

Reports over the weekend suggested Reds boss Brendan Rodgers would abandon his bid to sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa and instead look to sign Colombia hitman Bacca from Europa League winners Sevilla.

Benteke has a £32.5million release clause at Aston Villa, while Bacca would be a much cheaper alternative, despite his impressive haul of 28 goals in all competitions last season.