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right up there with a reserve keeper signing this one!! If we could lend Ilori to Lille we could see they work together on the long ball.. get Alberto in the middle and Aspas out wide and we'd be on to something... what about Southampton.. they could all go there...

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right up there with a reserve keeper signing this one!! If we could lend Ilori to Lille we could see they work together on the long ball.. get Alberto in the middle and Aspas out wide and we'd be on to something... what about Southampton.. they could all go there...

Now that is actually a cracking idea

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Divock is such a GREAT name!!

 

 

Divvy to his mates. Maybe not so great,

*insert obvious Macca joke*

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Very excited about this guy, looks a terrific prospect. Reminded me of Sturridge quite a bit.

 

Origi, Sterling and Markovic is an incredible group of attacking talent.

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Think he needs to develop loads

Which is why he isn't here. We'll see. Not holding my breath

Rodgers is overwhelmed with him. Never seen him be so glowing about anyone, and he's often glowing.

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this must mean we're getting another attacker in. no remy, origi straight out on loan. must be getting someone else decent in.

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Just saw press conference with Brendan in the US. He clearly wanted him now but said that they had to agree to loan him back to agree the deal.

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Rodgers is overwhelmed with him. Never seen him be so glowing about anyone, and he's often glowing.

 

Yeah I've seen that. Very promising.

I just worry he is one of those young players who people gamble on because they have the attributes to be a top footballer, rather than anything they have shown

Like Babel, for instance.

I watched him live this summer, before any links, and thought he was the worst footballer I had ever seen

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Yeah I've seen that. Very promising.

I just worry he is one of those young players who people gamble on because they have the attributes to be a top footballer, rather than anything they have shown

Like Babel, for instance.

I watched him live this summer, before any links, and thought he was the worst footballer I had ever seen

 

On what little I've seen his technique does look a bit, errr, raw, which is a worry.

 

It would make him a very un-Rodgers like buy though so maybe I've just caught the wrong bits.

 

I can remember the first few times I saw Sterling in the Kids teams and what stood out for me was his technique - his ability to change direction with the ball and keep it under control especially. It wasn't that he was just bigger or stronger or faster than the lads he was playing against, he was miles better and that always meant he had a chance of stepping up. Not sure that is screaming out at me about this lad but as I say, have seen very little of him, is just a gut instinct really.

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Yeah I've seen that. Very promising.

I just worry he is one of those young players who people gamble on because they have the attributes to be a top footballer, rather than anything they have shown

Like Babel, for instance.

I watched him live this summer, before any links, and thought he was the worst footballer I had ever seen

Think Babel is a really good comparison. There's talent there definitely, but as kop205 says, at times he seems more than just 'raw'.

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      2007 - Javier Mascherano scored his first senior international goal while winning his 26th cap. Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0 in their final Copa América group game in Venezuela as they qualified for the next stage on maximum points.
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      1982 - Phil Thompson played in England’s goalless draw with Spain in the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, which dumped England out of the World Cup. Late cameos from Trevor Brooking and ex-red Kevin Keegan could not result in the break-through goal. Keegan was winning his 63rd and final international cap.
      World Cup progress
      2014 – Ex-red Dirk Kuyt played as the Netherlands required a penalty shoot-out to see off Costa Rica in their Quarter-final in Salvador, with future red Gini Wijnaldum also in action. Meanwhile, Divock Origi won his last cap before joining the reds as Belgium lost 1-0 to ex-red Javier Mascherano’s Argentina in Brasilia.
      Reds on the move again
      2000 - John Scales left Tottenham Hotspur for Ipswich Town on a free transfer. He had only made 33 starts in his three and a half years at White Hart Lane, going on to make just four appearances for the Suffolk club.
      2002 - Steve Harkness was released by Sheffield Wednesday. A club spokesman said, “The club thanks Steve for his contribution over the past two seasons and wishes him well for the future.” He had played 32 times for the Owls during his two seasons at Hillsborough.
      2012 – Defender Jon Otsemobor joined MK Dons on a free transfer from Sheffield Wednesday after 37 outings for the Owls.
      Internationals on target
      1966 - Roger Hunt grabbed the only goal of England’s friendly in Poland as they warmed up for the World Cup Finals later that month.
      2019 - Sadio Mané had a penalty saved having already scored the only goal as Senegal beat Uganda in their Africa Cup of Nations Finals Round of 16 game in Cairo, having already had a spot-kick foiled din his previous game.
      Didi in charge
      2011 - Dietmar Hamann was appointed Manager of Stockport County. He led them to just three wins in twenty games before resigning four months later following the failure of a proposed takeover.
      New deal for Sami
      2002 - Sami Hyypiä signed a new four-year deal, which was subsequently extended twice further until the summer of 2009 when he joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He made 464 appearances for the reds, netting 35 times.
      On the move
      1993 - Stan Collymore joined Nottingham Forest from Southend United for £2m. He went on to net an impressive 45 goals in 78 games for Forest.
      2005 – Left-back Paul Konchesky moved to West Ham United from Charlton Athletic for £1.5m after six strikes in 169 outings for the Addicks.
      2007 – Midfielder Nuri Şahin joined Feyenoord on loan from Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund, where he scored six times in 34 games.
      2013 – Ex-reserves forward Lauri Dalla Valle signed for Belgian side Koninklijke Sint-Truidense Voetbalvereniging having been released by Norwegian club Molde earlier in the month.
      2014 – Keeper Ian Dunbavin was released by Accrington Stanley.
      2016 – Forward Fernando Torres re-joined Club Atlético de Madrid permanently after a successful loan spell. He struck 38 times in 160 games this time around.
      2018 – Future keeper Andy Lonergan was released by Leeds United after nine first-team outings since signing for his second spell on a free transfer from Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 2017.
      Starting out
      1991 - Future reserves forward Lee Jones signed for Wrexham as a professional. He bagged thirteen goals in 49 games in his first period with the Dragons. He eventually had four different spells at the Racecourse Ground.
      1990 – Former Under-13’s Coach Mike Sheron signed as a professional for Manchester City. He netted 28 times in 119 games for City before joining Norwich City for £1m in August 1994.
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      In comes Johnno
      2009 – Right-back Glen Johnson signed from Portsmouth for £17.5m. He bagged nine goals in 200 outings before leaving the club this summer, helping us to claim the League Cup in 2012 as well as consolidating his position as an England regular. On the same day, Djibril Cissé joined Panathinaikos from Olympique de Marseille for €8m, helping them to claim the domestic double in his first season, their first trophies in six years.
      A European champion
      1992 - Future red Torben Piechnik won a European Championship winners’ medal as Denmark beat Germany 2-0 in the Final in Gothenburg. Fellow future red Karl-Heinz Riedle also played. This was Piechnik’s final cap as a Boldklubben 1903 player.
      Heading to Euro glory
      2008 – Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres both featured as Spain thumped Russia 3-0 to reach the Final of the European Championships in Vienna.
      2009 – Future red James Milner played as England Under-21’s beat Sweden on penalties after their European Championships Semi-final ended 3-3 in Gothenburg, having let a three-goal lead slip. Milner missed his spot-kick in the shoot-out. However, they were thumped 4-0 by Germany in the Final three days later. Meanwhile, future red Mario Balotelli featured as Italy lost their Semi-final 1-0 to Spain in Helsingborg.
      Departing Anfield
      2000 - Norwegian left-back Stig Inge Bjørnebye was sold to Blackburn Rovers for £300,000, having struck four times in 184 appearances after signing from Rosenborg BK for £600,000 in December 1992. Stig said, “It’s great to be here and to team up again with Graeme Souness.” He only managed 67 games for Rovers before having to retire following a serious eye injury.
      2014 – Spanish forward Luis Alberto joined Málaga on loan after making just twelve appearances since signing from Sevilla for £6.8m in June 2013. He netted twice in twenty outings for Los Boquerones.
      2015 – Reserves keeper Danny Ward joined Aberdeen on loan, where he impressed in 29 first-team appearances before returning to Anfield.
      Luis banned
      2014 – Luis Suárez was given a worldwide ban from all football-related activities for four months after being found guilty of biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup group game in Brazil two days earlier. He was also banned for nine international matches and fined £66,000.
      Cally for England
      1966 - Reds stalwart Ian Callaghan won the first of his four full England caps in their 3-0 friendly win in Finland, just prior to the World Cup Finals. Clubmate Roger Hunt netted one of the goals.
      At Euro ‘96
      1996 - Patrik Berger and Vladimír Šmicer both featured as the Czech Republic beat France 6-5 on penalties after a goalless two hours at Old Trafford to reach the Final. Berger was amongst those who successfully converted in the shoot-out. That same day, Steve McManaman and future reds Markus Babbel, Paul Ince and Christian Ziege all featured as Germany knocked England out at Wembley to join the Czechs in the Final. The game ended 1-1 after extra time, with Ziege amongst the scorers in the shoot-out.
      2016 – Martin Škrtel skippered Slovakia as they lost 3-0 to Germany in their European Championships Round of 16 tie in Villeneuve-d’Ascq.
      Internationals on target
      1997 - Jamie Carragher netted for England Under-20’s as they lost 2-1 to Argentina in the Quarter-final of the World Championships Finals in Malaysia.
      2019 – Mohamed Salah netted as Egypt beat DR Congo 2-0 in an Africa Cup of Nations Finals group game in Cairo. Meanwhile, Naby Keita played as Guinea lost 1-0 to Nigeria in Alexandria.
      Other internationals
      1998 - Michael Owen won his eighth full international cap as England beat Colombia 2-0 in Lens, to qualify for the Second Round of the World Cup Finals. Fellow reds Paul Ince and Steve McManaman both also featured.
      1920 - Ephraim Longworth played for England as they beat South Africa 3-0 in an FA Tour game in Johannesburg.
      2015 – Ex-red Javier Mascherano played as Argentina beat Colombia 5-4 on penalties after their Copa América Quarter-final had ended goalless in Chile.
      A sad day at the Confederations Cup
      2003 – Cameroon’s Marc-Vivien Foe died during Cameroon’s 1-0 defeat of Colombia in their Confederations Cup Semi-final in Lyon. Ex-red Rigobert Song played in this game. Meanwhile, future red Djibril Cissé appeared as France beat Turkey 3-2 at the Stade de France to also reach the Final.
      2005 – Future red Maxi Rodríguez featured in the same competition as Argentina beat Tunisia 2-1 in Cologne.
      2013 – Luis Suárez was on the losing side to host nation Brazil as they bowed out of the tournament 2-1 at the Semi-final stage in Belo Horizonte. On the same day, Conor Coady skippered England Under-20’s in their 1-1 draw with Chile in a World Championship Finals group game in Turkey.
      Off to Vale
      2001 - Reds reserves striker Ian Armstrong joined Second Division Port Vale on a one-year contract. He netted seventeen times in 101 games for the Valiants, before being released in May 2005.
      Future reds in the World Cup
      2010 – Luis Suárez nabbed a brace as Uruguay beat South Korea 2-1 in Port Elizabeth to reach the Quarter-final.
      2014 – Divock Origi played in Belgium’s 1-0 defeat of South Korea in São Paulo, with ex-reed Carl Medjani winning his last cap as an AS Monaco player in Algeria’s 1-1 draw with Russia in Curitiba.
      2018 – Ex-reds loanee Victor Moses converted a penalty as Nigeria lost 2-1 to Argentina in Saint Petersburg as ex-red Javier Mascherano’s side progressed to the next round. Meanwhile, Dejan Lovren featured as Croatia’s 2-1 defeat of Iceland saw them top the same group.
      2006 - Andriy Voronin played as the Ukraine beat Philipp Degen’s Switzerland on penalties after a goalless World Cup Second Round match in Cologne.
      1994 – Roy Hodgson took charge of Switzerland as they lost 2-0 to Colombia in a group game in Palo Alto, California.
      Ex-reds midfielders on the move
      2017 - Stephen Warnock joined Burton Albion from Wigan Athletic on a free transfer, so far netting once in fifteen games.
      2008 – Reserves winger Paul Anderson joined Nottingham Forest on loan. He bagged two goals in 28 games as they avoided relegation from the Championship.
      1995 - Mike Marsh signed for Graeme Souness’s Galatasaray from Coventry City for £500,000. He only made three League appearances before he returned to England to join Southend United ten weeks later.
      1998 - Winger Jimmy Carter re-joined Millwall from Portsmouth on a free transfer. He only made nineteen first-team appearances in this second spell before retiring the following year.
      2019 – Full-back Calum Woods joined Tranmere Rovers on a free transfer from Bradford City, after just six outings in six months with the Bantams.
      Terry Mac’s new job
      2012 - Terry McDermott was appointed Assistant Manager of Birmingham City, under Lee Clark, whom he had previously worked with at Huddersfield Town.
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