Date: 14th February 2011 at 1:54pm
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AC Milan’s Andrea Pirlo becomes a free agent this summer and the possibility of him leaving AC Milan and trying his luck in a foreign league is great. There is no doubt that Pirlo has been one of the best midfielders of his generation. He has won almost every title the game has to offer.

At 31 years old, Pirlo would be seen as a surprise signing for Liverpool if they do indeed think of signing him for free in the summer. Liverpool’s new transfer policy is signing young players which is great for the future, but one always needs these one or two experienced heads on the field. Liverpool tried to sign Van Bommel from Bayern Munich but he opted to go to AC Milan. That just goes to show that Mr. Henry and team will look at signing an experienced head if he is available on the cheap and if he will offer something special to the team. With Pirlo’s passing ability from midfield, we could be blessed with another ‘old head’ such as what Gary McAllister did when he was signed by Houllier.

We took the time to discuss amongst ourselves in the office and this is what we thought about Pirlo and a move to Liverpool:

Manny: “One of my all time favorite midfielders. Two concerns: his age and then the usual question, where will he play and for who? I will limit my contribution to that or else I may end up mentioning the “Lucas” word given Pirlo is a middllll-fielder!”

Kava: “He would be a class addition. Gary Mac arrived here in his 30s so why can’t Andre? Our bench would be solid no matter who gets dropped. I say we go for it. Especially if its for free!!!”

Moko: “I’m not that keen to be honest. The move that was going to be great was Van Bommel but he’s gone to Milan to replace Pirlo. Gary Mac didn’t have to adapt to the Premier League when he came. Remember Litmanen? He was a Legend but could never replicate his game here. I think old foreign guys struggle the most of anyone coming to the Premier League”

What are your thoughts about Pirlo joining Liverpool if it were to happen?


12 responses to “Andrea Pirlo to Liverpool?”

  1. Skidz73 says:

    So apart from this article, where has he been linked with us?

  2. RedMist!!! says:

    Liverpool need to get younger! J.W. Henry

  3. Matt says:

    NESV will only sign young players. So you suggest we want 31 year old Pirlo. Maybe not.

  4. Goldneballs says:

    I dont want to compare Poulsen with Pirlo, but I am !

    track record of bringing in a player used to playing Italian football around the 30 year old mark didnt work out too well for us last time. added to the fact that Pirlo (to my knowledge) has never played anywhere else but in Italy with AC Milan, I’m not convinced.

    and free isnt always free !! there is the big signing on fee and the wage that have to be paid. i reckon after having our fingers burnt (so far at least) with Joe Cole, I cant see the board going down this route. but then, if the figures stacked up, he could be a good addition to the squad and more of a replacement to Alonso than anyone else….i guess it depends on who is available….Pirlo or Adam ? Pirlo or M’Villa ?? if it leaves the funds to get Ashley Young, bring in Pirlo and forget Adam/M’Villa.

  5. Mish says:

    He’s too old.

    We’ve enough old, injury prone players on our books.

    No thanks.

  6. TomD says:

    Love it! Moronic speculation has me in stitches. FSG have said they want to sign young players with potential, reduce the wage bill and plan long term, So where does a Past it and high wage Pirlo fit in? Answer – nowhere. Thanks for the laugh though.

    • Skidz73 says:

      I’m assuming this two bob site needs a few hits, by posting that story and getting it onto NewsNow. Utter tripe is what it is. I may make up a rumour myself and see if it appears on here in the coming weeks.

  7. trigger says:

    It amazes me that we all seem to believe that FSG will NEVER buy an old player. They have said that they want to focus on buying young talent which makes sense and I totally agree with that but let us not be blind and not believe that they will get in an over 30 player. They ARE going to do that, mark my words and do not be shocked when they do so. Every team needs a balance of youth and experience. Just look at how crap Arsenal are because they lack experienced players.

  8. hadi says:

    notttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt and stop himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnot 2 come