Liverpool FC: Allen, Dempsey and All the Latest Transfer News and Rumours
As with every transfer window, a number of players have been linked with Liverpool.
But who will be joining the Reds? Which players are leaving Liverpool? Is Joe Allen already a Liverpool player? Is Martin Skrtel set for a summer exit?
Read on and find out all the latest transfer news and rumours.
Toni Silva Leaves Reds
Liverpool FC have confirmed Toni Silva's departure on their official website:
Liverpool can today confirm Toni Silva has completed a transfer to Barnsley, subject to confirmation from the relevant footballing bodies. Everyone at LFC would like to wish Toni all the very best for the future.
The promising youngster joined the Anfield side in 2009 as a part of huge investment in the youth setup but failed to record a single first-team appearance during his time with the Reds.
The 18-year-old winger spent much of the last season on loan to Northampton Town, where he enjoyed first-team football on a regular basis. Disappointed with the lack of opportunities in Liverpool, Silva will join Championship side Barnsley.
Raheem Sterling to Go on a Loan
Brendan Rodgers is considering sending Raheem Sterling on loan for the next season.
The Liverpool manager was quoted by Goal.com:
There are very few players in the world who get into a Premier League team at 17, never mind a top club. He has certainly shown qualities and we'll decide over the next few weeks whether he stays and he's involved now or if he goes for a loan period. That's a decision for me over the next few weeks.
QPR have been searching the market for a quality winger for quite some time, and it appears Sterling could be a short-term solution to their problems.
The move would certainly suit both parties.
Rodgers Will Fight to Keep Martin Skrtel
Rodgers recently reiterated his desire to keep Martin Skrtel, amid recent reports (Sky Sports) that the Slovakian has already received offers from top clubs.
Daily Telegraph gives us a glimpse of the first-hand interview with the Liverpool manager:
Martin has been fantastic and seems happy and contented. He fits into my plans and ideas. I will fight as hard as I can to keep the players that I want here and he is one of them.
Skrtel, who was voted Liverpool FC Player of the Year last season, will probably not be leaving Anfield any time soon.
Jakub Blaszczykowski Will Not Be Joining Liverpool
Clint Dempsey Rumours Die Down
The Reds have been following Dempsey for more than 12 months, and despite admitting their interest in the player, Liverpool are still to make an official bid for the USA international.
Dempsey rejected a new contract with Fulham and will likely leave this summer since the London-based club wouldn't want to risk losing their star player for nothing next year.
Goal.com understand that Liverpool are looking to offload Andy Carroll before making a move for Dempsey.
Andy Carroll's Future Still Vague
Last week, Rodgers revealed he won't be looking to send Andy Carroll on loan. Via The Guardian:
There has been a lot written and spoken about him but first and foremost Andy is a Liverpool player. To consider a loan period for someone the club spent £35 million on isn't something we're looking to do at this moment in time.
The Liverpool manager defended the young striker against unfair criticism. Via ESPN:
Andy is a terrific young player. I had a brief chat with all the lads and over the next couple of weeks I'll be able to speak to them with more confidence and on a one to one basis.
He is a player who can play in a number of styles and it was a wee bit unfair on him (for people) to say he couldn't fit into the way I would want to play.
I think it's quite right we're involved in that. Whether he comes here, is something that I will take or I will leave. We've got three great strikers here already. But of course as the manager I want the best players I can get.
It seems there's no end to these speculations regarding Andy Carroll.
Joe Allen Saga Continues
Joe Allen has been linked with a summer switch to Liverpool ever since Rodgers was appointed as the new Reds' manager.
However, the last couple of days brought a complete new dimension to transfer rumours surrounding Allen's future.
First Metro reported that Liverpool have made a £10m plus Jonjo Shelvey on a season-long loan, which was rejected by Swansea. Soon after, Daily Mail reported that Swansea have rejected an opening £12m bid from Liverpool for the Wales international. And yesterday, Goal.com exclusively revealed that Liverpool have agreed a £13.5m fee with Swansea for the 22-year-old.
One thing is sure—Allen still isn't a Liverpool player.
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