Date: 30th June 2011 at 7:50am
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I woke up this morning to the news Connor Wickham had signed a 4 year deal at Sunderland and had rejected the advances of Liverpool for the first team opportunities on offer at the Stadium of Light. Liverpool’s interest in the 18 year old, known to be a boyhood red, was strong and they seemed keen to purchase the Ipswich Town wonderkid. Losing out on the player made me reflect on the business or lack of, that has taken place this month.

I have never seen the month of June so full of rumours and speculation not just regarding Liverpool, but nearly every other team, and considering the transfer window officially opens on the 1st July the rumours are only going to increase.

The month started off with the Reds making a statement of intent with the pursuit of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland. Negotiations took place, with Sunderland setting an emphatic asking price of £20 million for the young man who turned 21 in the middle of June. Liverpool finally got their man for a reported £16 million with a potential £4 million in add ons. Immediately from his first interview with LFCTV you could see that he had all the positive attributes to become a role model to the players around him and one day, a potential captain. It was surprising to see Liverpool act so fast in the transfer market, considering that major deals are hardly ever done in June, but this summer is an exception.

Liverpool fans had a feeling that following on from the first big money signing of the summer, there would be more to follow soon after but this failed to materialise. Obviously the only people who know who our targets are this summer are Dalglish and Comolli, but from what I can see we’ve missed out on 4 transfers. Those are Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Sylvain Marveaux and Connor Wickham. I am fairly sure that Liverpool were interested in these players and with two of them a lack of Champions League football this season really hindered our pursuit of them (Jones and Young), with both of these players going to arch-rivals Man Utd which certainly didn’t help Liverpool’s fans feelings. I feel if we had been able to capture Jones, that would have sent out a huge signal of intent to our rivals and reiterated that cash is not an issue this summer, and for the first time in years we do not have to sell to buy. The mutual feeling was that Young was always going to end up at Man Utd so there was not a huge disappointment in missing out on him.

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13 responses to “Liverpool Miss Out On Four Signings”

  1. TG says:

    Why are you advertising the mancs on this site, are you taking the piss???????? have a word with yourself!!!!!

  2. Tgan says:

    Get rid of the manc adverts or we go to other real Liverpool sites!!!!!

  3. lfc says:

    The big mistake was to brag about early signings immediately on signing Henderson.LFC still have a lot of problems to resolve on and off the pitch and we should not brag about winning this and that – under promise and over deliver – that is the way forward

  4. Gano says:

    Get the manc adverts off this site or you are finished with Liverpool fans!!!!!

  5. Ken says:

    As far as I can see, the only offer on the table Ipswich were prepared to take was Sunderlands, so I don’t think Wickham really had any choice to make. Our bid wasn’t accepted, Ipswich wanted the cash so he was going to Sunderland whether he wanted to or not. I think Morgan is as equally exciting a prospect (and thats all Wickham is at this stage – a prospect) so won’t lose too much sleep over it.

    Marveaux seems to be a crock – he wouldn’t have come near us for a medical had a deal not been agreed, and the club obviously weren’t happy with what they saw. As you said – the guy is quite plainly motivated by his bank balance.

    Young had agreed to go to Utd back in January from what I’ve heard, and even then I think he was a so-so signing – I don’t know many people who were excited by the thoughts of him arriving – neither Liverpool or Utd fans.

    Jones was a loss though – quite disappointed that didn’t work out, but these things happen – its not like we didn’t have the funds available, or waited until it was too late to make our move.

    I think if anything, this transfer window is going to highlight how badly we need to get Champions League football again – even looks like Clichy is off to City now.

    We’ll make some decent signings, and hopefully the players will still feel completely motivated under Kenny and Clarke.

  6. LFC 5 says:

    Get rid of the manc adverts……..or we go to proper Liverpool sites!!!!!

  7. Lojd says:

    Shame on you for advertising Manu*e.
    Don’t you have nothing better to write than this?
    As you said it’s early days, and there are many other targets out there. Targets that want to wear the shirt, are fit and are worthy for the money.
    Regarding Wickham. We will see how he fares with Sunderland in the prem. I believe at 12Mill (9 mill) he is to much of a big risk, having never played in the top flight.
    We shouldn’t be worried, there’s a long way to go before the season starts.

  8. Tony says:

    This is phoney Liverpool site, all LFC fans should avoid it. they are mancs!!!!!!

  9. its not a strange news to me about lfc loosing on players but i wait to see what will happen at the end of the transfer window,but even though lfc loose those 4 players it does’nt affect lfc but it will so bad for lfc if we [lfc]failed to sign players like -j.mata-digo-c.adam-downing-jefferen suarez.and if the kenny failed to bring in experience keeper to compete with reina also a defender and a striker who is in the form of LUIS SUAREZ which i will advice kenny to spend the money and bring [HULK]from fc,porto.

  10. Tony says:

    To the moderator!!!! Please explain why you had Manc adverts on this site before removing them!!!!!!!

  11. Ron says:

    Dear Fans,
    We apologise for the Manc adverts that were served on this page. It was an error by our Advertising Provider who serves the ads on our website.

    I can assure you that we are a 100% committed Liverpool fans website.

    Kind regards,

  12. Robert says:

    i was really hoping that we sign Wickham but i guess Kenny will look at signing 2 wingers, central defender and left back. these positions are priority for me. kuyt can then play back up to carrol and suarez. with an over inflated midfield and a promise to sell players like, insua, cole, jancovic, aquilani, poulsen, konchesky and the like, we will see good signings of promising players. hopefully downing, mata and dann can be signed. we need to trim our squad due to no CL this year but we need a quality pool of 15 players to haul u back into Europe next season. so far, we have 7 qulaity players. we need 4 more.

  13. Tony says:

    Get the adverts off simple!!!!!!,don’t say sorry just get them fucking off NOW!!!!!!!!