A great deal of media buzz has surrounded our number 4 and a Scottish midfielder over the last couple days. I have read reports with titles like, “Raul on his way to Inter” and “Adam taking Melwood medical” and quite frankly I am not impressed. Where do we draw the line? How do we know what transfer speculation to believe and what not to? I understand that a lot of it is just banter and fans blogging about what they want for the Reds, but when we see claims such as those quoted above it disturbs me. Every day I awaken to new transfer possibilities, or, probabilities rather. However, this article’s purpose is not to complain but rather to ask, why is there even talk of Meireles leaving?

The Portuguese play-maker had a good season last season scoring some telling goals for the Reds. Not only that, but I think he fulfilled the ‘Stevie G’ vacancy very well. Even though he was not involved in all of the crucial goals for Liverpool I feel that he was the driving force behind a lot of them. His most memorable moments came against Chelsea, Everton and Wolves; the goal against Wolves being Liverpool’s only contender for Premier League goal of the season.

The player grew in confidence as he got more and more game time last season and started showing us his true abilities. He was great at Porto and I still believe he can be great at Liverpool. He adapted well to the Premiership’s pace and physicality. He copes under pressure and takes his time on the ball. Most would say that his passing range is not absolutely world class but I think he is good enough for us in this period. He can also play in a variety of roles, one of which is on the right of midfield and we have seen he has great crossing ability and anticipation. I’m sure you’ll agree too that he can strike a very good long shot.

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17 responses to “Why sell this Liverpool star when others should be sold first?”

  1. ruben says:


  2. gray says:

    yeah agree wit you bro.y do we need to sell our best performer?wat bout selling all d other deadwood in d squad?startin wid poulsen,jcole,jova,aqua,ngog.
    charlie is a fabulous player no doubt,but,meireles has his own class.i jst pray d king does not sell raul.

  3. magnumopus says:

    Rumours… do you really know exactly what is going on at our club or are you just reacting to the media noise? Are you a newbie or something, this is always the way it is at this time of the year! CHILL OUT DUDES!

  4. Bomber25 says:

    He’s not British! That’s his only crime. We don’t want this shallow mentality at Liverpool FC.

  5. RedNProud says:

    Why do people insist on writting about things that they know nothing about. It’s all paper speculation but if as suggested the problem surrounds an increase in wages how can anyone comment without knowing ALL of the facts.

    KK knows what he’s doing and as the saying goes “Those that can, do. Those that can’t, write about it.”

  6. Billy says:

    can’t wait for next week, most players back for
    pre-season, hopefully alot of these bolgger reports will disappear under the wieght of real reports.

  7. 80 says:

    Read what RedNProud posted. Read it twice. Most sensible posting I’ve seen in a long time.

  8. Desy says:

    Beca use no one wants to buy them? Meireles played well for a couple of months. However he’s 28yo, occupies Stevie G’s spot, wants a pay hike, shirks tackles and we can’t sell Aquilani. At the end of the day we can’t justify spending 65k a week on a squad player with no sell on value. It’s unfortunate but them’s the rules. Younger talent, smaller contracts.

  9. Chambers says:

    The manager must work within the constraints of the owner’s dictate. Those constraints clearly intend a lessening of the wage bill.Any incomer must therefore be acutely ware that careful scrutiny is the order of the day. Like the instance of Marveaux it is foreseeable that a number of targets will decide that their future lies elsewhere. After all they are there for the money they can collect in so few years that remain them and who can lay blame if they consider both their welfare and that of their families.

  10. Theo. F says:

    Y dont url all jump in the ocean hahahahahahaha

  11. Haydios says:

    Kenny,comolli are all crazy.comolli hasnt made any success with any club.I wonder why he is at LFC.He’s bringing crazy principles.At this point of time,we were supposed to be looking for talented and experienced players.What will wayne bridge,james milner contribute to our team.They are all useless players.If you want to sell meireles,you should sell the likes of j.cole,poulsen,ngog,jova first.After all meireles is only looking for around 65k.

  12. DaveWestAus again says:

    SIMPLE ANSWER: they cannot sell the players they don’t want because nobody else wants them either,(not good enough),and so they have to sell a ‘reasonable’ player to be able to help finance signing a ‘top’player!

  13. DaveWestAus again says:

    To add to my previous blog !!! The big problem is that the top players only want to go to clubs that are playing European championship football!

  14. LW says:

    He took a paycut to come here, and was promised that he would get an improved contract if he were to do well, KK and DC don’t think he is good enough so they are selling him.

    We dont have to sell to buy… we have the funds available… we just dont want an enormous wage bill.

  15. anna says:

    totally a rumours,kk not even mention to sell meireles..

  16. Holy man says:

    I dont tink kk and comoli shld open their eyes and sell Raul,who has a good season at lfc, b 4 get away useless aquilani,jovanovic,j cole and pousen.

  17. Boo ha says:

    Ya no buyers for all those flops created by former management team! Moreover their wages are dam high!!! EspeciAlly Cole, ngoh,etc… They are there to collect wages without contributing in the field-that end up with merles Become the culprit and demand a raise in wages at this wrong moment!!! Some of the flop even don’t leave the club with a potential suitor-reason to take a pay cut than more first team opportunity!!! Really unprofessionalism.