Liverpool Miss Out On Four Signings
Marveaux was a very interesting case, considering he was meant to be 100% coming to Liverpool, with many newspapers reporting a deal was done months in advance when Marveaux was a guest at Anfield for the 1-0 loss against Wolves. Regarded as a player similar to Florent Malouda, his style seemed a perfect fit for the Premiership and Liverpool, and would give us the natural width we so severely lacked last season. The one problem in the back of Liverpool’s mind was his horrendous injury record, and Liverpool were reluctant to offer a 5 year contract to such an unreliable player. Liverpool had had terrible luck with previous Bosman transfers such as Joe Cole, Philip Degen, Andriy Voronin and to a certain extent Fabio Aurelio who have all been plagued with injuries, and due to them being free transfers were on huge wages and are proving now, difficult to shift to other clubs, and therefore Liverpool were reluctant with their contract offer. Newcastle United however were not so, and offered the player a 5 year contract with larger money as well. The player duly accepted and another apparent target vanished.
As I mentioned earlier Connor Wickham chose Sunderland in order to further his career and play as much football as he can, and for that I hold no resentment to him but Marveaux is obviously a money motivated player and I’m glad we’ve missed out on a player who is so blind to Liverpool’s history and status in England.
Despite these negatives it does seem only a matter of time before Henderson is joined by further signings. Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing look imminent with both players desperate to join Liverpool. The fee is what is holding the deals up with Liverpool trying to bargain with Blackpool and Aston Villa respectively. With those 2 transfers, that would leave strengthening at Left Back, Centre Back, a Back Up Striker and another winger. A few potential names that have been mentioned: Gael Clichy, Jose Enrique, Scott Dann, Dejan Lovren, Nolan Roux, Diego and Juan Mata. It is very difficult to predict who will join the club as was seen with the Henderson deal, but I’m sure the Liverpool fans will be happy with out squad come the 1st September, and that there is nothing for anyone to worry about over a potential lack of deals. People need to remember things are being done “The Liverpool Way” nowadays, and the owners will not disappoint.
You’ll Never Walk Alone.