Liverpool FC Latest Transfer News & Rumours: Walcott, Suarez
It seems the Anfield gods were angered by the midweek loss to Premier League small pond minnows Swansea to the extent that they will force Brendan Rodgers to splash out on new and improved gladiators for more satisfying results, the first name on his list will be Theo Walcott.
The Daily Mail is all over this transfer rumour like an STI in Kavos, claiming the war chest presented to the bugling Rodgers will contain instructions to bring in Arsenal’s favourite out of favour winger by all means necessary.
Walcott’s Arsenal deal expires next summer and the Liverpool manager may even put in a cheeky knock-down price bid as soon as January to temp his Arsenal counterpart early.
Wenger made his feeling on the subject perfectly clear in an interview yesterday: “There is urgency in sorting out the new deal – how much I don’t know. But there is urgency. We want to sort it out before Christmas, one way or the other.
“I wouldn’t like to sell him in January if he doesn’t sign a new deal. I’ve not even thought about that, because at the moment I think we will still manage to make a deal with him.
To be continued…
In other news, the ghost of Anfield past, King Kenny, has been rabbiting in the media about last season’s fashion, if nothing to clear his good name.
Kenny Dalglish came forward to reveal the decision of Liverpool’s team to wear T-shirts in support of Luis Suarez last season was the result of player power and nothing to do with him.
This time last term Dalglish was widely criticised for his stance in supporting the Uruguayan striker in his high-profile race case with Patrice Evra.
The ex-Liverpool manager told TalkSport how it all unfolded: “I didn’t send them out in the T-shirts. The boys decided that themselves. You can’t tell me they would have done that if they didn’t believe in him and didn’t have respect for him. It might not have been right, but it wasn’t me that decided it.
“A lot of things are misinterpreted and misrepresented. I was brought up to be respectful and tell the truth, and what I believed to be the truth is what I said. I can’t be any different in that.”