According to the Daily Mirror Liverpool is joining tottenham in the race of signing Blackpool’s Charlie Adam.
Liverpool is determined to buy Adam because they want to strengthen the midfield in the summer. Blackpool rejected a £9 million bid for Charlie Adam in the January transfer window, still reds boss Kenny Dalgish is hoping to sign the playmaker for the upcoming seasons.
Dalgish visited Ewood Park to watch the playmaker score agaisnt Blackburn. The match ended up in a 2-2 draw.
Ian Bloomfield, Tottenham’s chief scout, was also present during Blackpool’s clash against Blackburn.
Ian Holloway has admitted that the Scot can overawe anyone with his outstanding performance and has the quality to play for any Premier league club. Holloway has also confirmed that his captain is doubtlessly to leave this summer.
Goalkeeper Brad Jones leave Liverpool to join Derby County. The club sign him on loan for the rest of the season.
The shot stopper from Australia arrives at the championship club following the return of Matt Duke’s to parent club Hull City.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper will be the first choice at Pride Park as he wants to stay clear of the relegation battle, suggested by Rams boss Nigel Clough.
Clough told the club’s official website that Jones fits the “bill perfectly”.
Clough said, “He has Premier League experience, Football League experience and most importantly big game experience.
“We have some big games coming up between now and May and he will be our number one in them.
He also added, “He hasn’t had much first-team football this season, so I am pretty sure he will be looking forward to the challenge.
“Liverpool has done us a big favour and I would like to thank Kenny Dalglish and the other officials at Anfield for agreeing to loan another of their players to Derby County.”
Those following online betting know that Liverpool has been dealt a serious blow as it has been revealed that captain Steven Gerrard will be out for the next month after another groin surgery, and the Reds never looked like posing a threat at Braga, where they fell 1-0 last week in Europa League action. Handling the absence of their inspirational midfield will be the key to any success Liverpool has down the stretch.
To be fair, Gerrard hasn’t been at his best all season, managing seven goals and five assists in 21 matches, but whenever is in the lineup, you get a sense that Liverpool could pull out a minute of magic when it’s needed. The Reds had been playing well before Gerrard was hurt, tearing apart Manchester United 3-1, and the movement and passing under manager Kenny Daglish has been much improved. But they looked awful at Braga, and never looked like creating anything until new signing Andy Carroll came on for the last third. Carroll is a big, traditional striker who would create knockdowns for Gerrard, but now the pressure is on other players to step up. Raul Meireles has been Liverpool’s best player over the second half of the season and he’ll look to step into that role that Gerrard fills, and the Reds will also look to production from the versatile Dirk Kuyt, arguably Liverpool’s most dependable player.
Liverpool should be able to manage with Gerrard, and it could open some opportunities for players, notably Joe Cole. The midfielder has shown glimpses of his former self since moving to Anfield, but with a run in the side he could show why many thought he would be a star after a stirring performance for England at the 2006 World Cup. But if Liverpool are going to go on without Gerrard, either Meireles or Cole (likely both) will have to pick up the slack.