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REPORTS: Liverpool Want David Villa AND Gonzalo Higuain In January

By on September 30, 2011

According to reports in Spain, Liverpool are looking at signing David Villa of Barcelona and Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain in January.

The report by Spanish radio station  Cadena Ser claims that Liverpool are concerned at the lack of goals by Andy Carroll, Dirk Kuyt among others so far this season and are preparing big bids to land the top-class striking duo in the January transfer window in order to push for a tilt at the title.

Normally, I wouldn’t mention these kind of rumours but it is so sensational that I felt I had to cover it. David Villa is very much playing second-fiddle to Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp, scoring 21 goals in 39 starts in a mostly left-wing position, what an addition he would be to Kenny and the team, his transfer fee is likely to be near the £30 million mark though.

Real Madrid’s Gonzalo seems to be an option also as he is frozen out by Karin Benzema and José Mourinho, the Argentine has scored 71 goals in 132 appearances for Real, he won’t come too cheap either.

So, it would likely require a further investment of £50 million upwards by John Henry to get these two class forwards, it may just happen. It would be great to get one or both of these high-quality forwards on the books at Liverpool, it would instantly move us up another level in the Premier League as, at the moment, Luis Suarez seems to be doing it all on his own.

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  2. byrnesey

    September 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Higuain would be a possibility and an a savage signing but no chance of getting Villa from Barca.

  3. lee

    September 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Even as a Liverpool fan, I have to laugh hard at this. If we sign either of these players, I will eat a whole cow while its alive.

    • chambers

      September 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      And I will add to that..Save some for me!

      • john

        October 1, 2011 at 3:07 am

        and at what point does the live cow die?

        • john

          October 1, 2011 at 3:08 am

          because if we signed either i would bring the half eaten thing back to life

        • satya

          October 1, 2011 at 7:37 am

          canibals,,,,

          • axwel

            October 1, 2011 at 8:41 am

            how are they canibals??

            • satya

              October 1, 2011 at 9:00 am

              I’m having a laugh @ their comments….YNWA

    • Dillon

      October 1, 2011 at 9:09 am

      Agree. It’s not logical and I wonder why these people put up crazy rumors like this. But then if you post stories like this, you will get hits!

      Anyway, for the derby, i hope Kuyt and Bellamy will start!

    • Zahid

      October 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      and i will eat the cows behind!! lol

  4. RoyK

    September 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    David Villa playing second fiddle to Messi! U mean he was told tht he was Numero Uno in a team tht included Messi N he actually believed it whn he signed!!!
    Wht a load of crap! By the original report n by u. Higuain…..chances r better at least compared to Villa but unlikely. But I wudnt go so far to eat a live crow..poor bird…err… u get the meaning!

  5. Chris

    September 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Liverpool have 0% of signing either player, they are 2 world class players who if ever left there clubs could choose any club they want.

    • K Pilks

      September 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      There
      Their
      They’re

      Learn the difference.

  6. strebby

    September 30, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    There is no chance FSG would sanction a 30m transfer for a 30 year old player no matter who he is, higuain tho is a different matter, and is one that could come off, the most likely player in jan at this moment tho is germany’s goetze

  7. daniel

    September 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    higuain este peste torres si carroll la un loc are o medie de un gol si ceva pe meci carroll 0 goluri pe meci in acest sezon in iarna era de ajuns numai suarez in locul lui torres si economisiam si 35 mil de lire iar in vara ii cuparam pe higuain,lavezzi,m.villa, gary cahil si adam johnson cu bani pe care i-am cheltuit pe carroll downing si chearlie adam acum de turnam cenusa in cap si nu stim cum sa facem pentru ai cupara pe higuain lavezzi m.villa si adam johnson
    reina
    g.johnson g.chail agger enrique
    lucas m.villa
    gerrard
    adam johnson higuain suarez

  8. Dean

    September 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    What a ridiculous article – thought up by some nerd in only his boxer shorts with nothing better to do (with his other hand!). How would sources in Spain know what Liverpool are ‘thinking’ about? It’s not like Rafa is still there! Players know nothing – any ex-player will tell you.

    As for Villa playing second fiddle….erm, excuse me, but who is Barca’s striker again? Yes, it’s that guy who has started in just about every game this season…erm Villa, I think his name is! Villa starts as a striker and his role is to pull the centre back out of the way for Messi to come through – he’s not a winger – it’s called tactics.

  9. m kop

    September 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    What a load of horse manure!

    If Liverpool had money to spend they would have done it by now and gotten someone like Manuel Mata and not all overpriced and not good enough British players.

    I guess our owners don’t mind Liverpool being linked with players from strong clubs, none of them would come.
    LFC can might as well be linked with Messi, it’s the same thing.

    If they wanted to make a signal of intent they should have rivaled City over Aguero, I’d trade Carroll and Adam for Kun any day.

    We must accept the fact that these owners need profit and they don’t care about Liverpool’s title chances as long as club’s merchandise is selling.

    • K Pilks

      September 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      You’re an idiot. Aguero is on 3x the wages as Andy and almost 2x what Gerrard is earning. We could/can afford the price but his pay would destroy the wage structure of the club. Fairweather, kneejerking moron.

      • m kop

        October 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

        I’d gave Aguero all Henderson’s transfer fee just to have him in the team.

        It’s much better Spearing in the middle and Kun up front than Carroll and Henderson.

  10. Maxidusoriginal

    September 30, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    m kop…

    that is such an unfair comment. The owners have demonstrated their willingness to spend. How quick we look a gift horse in the mouth. Remember H & G? Some fans may question the vast amount spent on certain players but what cannot be sanely questioned is the owners commitment!

    • Fairway76

      September 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Maxidusoriginal…

      Well said mate – people have such short memories don’t they??

      This article is a load of rubbish but why do we have to question the owners when they have done nothing but back the manager that we all want in charge?

      Some people are never happy!

    • m kop

      October 1, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      They have just reinvested fee recived from sales and added 40 mil. of their own.

      40 mil. is not exactly huge spending.

      Remember when H&G arrived, they spent what LFC made winning CL to bring Torres and Babel and we were all happy!

      The same thing is happening now and you choose not to see it.

  11. badnews

    September 30, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    this is just plain ridiculous. we dont really
    need a striker and expensive ones at that.
    what we need is a right winger. hazard is
    valued at 26 m. a creative midfielder eriksen from ajax for around 15. had a good game in the second half againist madrid. and just for fun we can get affelay for 12 as a back up striker.
    when fit he scores.
    kelly. coates agger enrique
    hazard gerrard eriksen downing
    affely/ bellamy suarez

    i still think its wishful thinking.
    we might end up buying overpriced british
    potentials who will take four years to mature.
    man utd migjt hav won 4 more titles and we will hate ourselves.
    one question to all lfc fans. why are we competing for 4 th spot when we have spent over a hundred million? answer pliz . ynwa

    • Asdf

      September 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      We haven’t spent 100m, more like 40-50m net spend. Go buy a clue.

      • Karl‎

        October 1, 2011 at 12:46 am

        No Rafa never got a break on his net spend…..we count the millions as spent! this money was not spent for this season more like 3/4 seasons, player don’t start peaking till about 24/25 so many many many years…

        • K Pilks

          October 1, 2011 at 7:49 am

          Badnews is your classis fifa/football manager clown. If he were in charge he would stick 2 players under 22 in defence, one unproven 19 year old player who had a mediocre season in the dutch league, an aging Bellamy who is a backup, and affely who had done little but ride the bench for a year.

          do you understand the homegrown status requirement badnews? thought they had that in football manager… CLOWN

  12. Author

    September 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Such criticism of my humble article, dear oh dear, I must have a little cry and promise never to write about my team again :)

    • Dribblecock

      October 1, 2011 at 9:04 am

      What a drip.

  13. here

    September 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I think higuain is ok but villa a 30yrs old no no there are younger strikers but not d overrated English craps they don’t know how to play football….

  14. Jojo

    October 1, 2011 at 12:37 am

    We have to be fair to Andy Carroll n give him alittle more time to see if he can get more goals for LFC n I think the return of a fit Stevie G mite give him the service to do this, look at Torres with stevie’s service n look at him now! Our number 1 playmaker will be back n should make more chances

    • Livmad

      October 1, 2011 at 4:34 am

      Agreed, provided our playmaker to play alongside another creative midfielder. Lucas is NOT in my mind.

  15. tony s

    October 1, 2011 at 12:49 am

    This is compele rubbish no way will villa leave barcelona or be let go.Just to say something on one of the above comments about our new owners.That is just a very unfair comment.They have been really good to us.bringing back kenny and backing him with the cash what more can you ask for.Trust king kenny he has done it all before and he will do it again.I wish some people would lay off Andy carrol give the lad a chance i think he will turn out to be a great player for us.

  16. badnews

    October 1, 2011 at 1:19 am

    reply to asdf.
    carrol 35
    henderson 16-18
    downing 20
    adam 8
    enrique 6
    suarez 25
    coatez 8. on the low side its around 117m.
    the question is why have we spent all this money and we are still talking about 4 th spot. remembering spurs tear us to pieces
    makes me fear they will beat us to cl s
    pot. still with the amount u r claiming we could have done better for 2 world class players.
    our left side is very ok. k.k build on the right side and another creative midfielder

    • K Pilks

      October 1, 2011 at 7:39 am

      Its called NET SPEND you moron, take off 50m for that for Torres, Meireles, Babel, etc/Players off of the wage bill. Net spend I believe was 44m according to Sky Sports, Not entirely sure, that is why I said 40-50m. What a dunce. You’re an embarrassment to the club.

      You can also subtract a few million off of those made up totals you posted.

      • K Pilks

        October 1, 2011 at 7:45 am

        We spent 40-50m on:

        1. Domestic based players who know the language and the league and many of whom qualify for home grown status.
        2. They all had good seasons last year and were relatively injury free.
        3. A few foreign based players like Luis and Coates.
        4. Our goal is to secure champions league football first and more foreign superstars will be willing to come to LFC.
        5. “badnews” is a complete and utter freaking moron.

  17. jamesprice

    October 1, 2011 at 1:45 am

    higuain is a yes for me but villa is a no go think we need to get rid of agger and maybe bring in cahill or go all out and buy raul albiol

  18. RoGue

    October 1, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Higuain would be great. He has spanish influenced and would communicate with Suarez really well upfront but then again bringing the lad to Liverpool is something almost impossible to do. But either way, he;d be a great addition if KK can snap him up. KK should get Raul Albiol too. Albiol should and could be the Carragher’s heir.

  19. victor Nigeria

    October 1, 2011 at 4:04 am

    i pray,wish & hopeful it happen. i wil be the happiest man on Earth.. Lfc please makes me happy again. Is it wrong to be a fan? Please get the right players & win trophies.

  20. Livmad

    October 1, 2011 at 4:56 am

    I think whoever striker we put in a game will not be effective if we don’t have good and creative midfielders. Just look at Barca, if Liverpool is to be successful. Barca have two excellent midfielders in Iniesta n Xavier playing alongside each other. In Liverpool case, if they put creative playmaker in Gerrard or Adam to play alongside the so-called first choice Lucas, I don’t think Liverpool will go far. Apart from having boundless energy just doing the running, Lucas has no body contact, cannot tackle and head, and no vision in moving the ball creatively to the strikers.

    • Mohd Tauffick

      October 1, 2011 at 5:07 am

      I think it’s time to give Lucas a break and let Adams and Gerrard stroll acres of untenanted space in midfield. i AGREE with Livmad above and nothing is farther than the truth. Bsesides Lucas tpye of play is suitable for the Brazil team.

  21. Kuta

    October 1, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Guy i agree with everything u said bt to drop lucas i wil disagree bcos lucas right now is in his best form. And if we are to drop lucas i think we are going to be in trouble cos no lad is doing an extral work like lucas does most especially when it come to time of macking. I dont knw wat other ppls think bt for me lucas deserve a first team action as of now.

  22. Anand

    October 1, 2011 at 6:43 am

    For those who love to criticize, please spend a moment or 2 to check the situation of the 2 above mentioned players. I don’t know where you fellas come from to say things as if you are pretty sure of what is happening and that you are so right in your opinion. If you are really that good, go ahead, you write your own article and let others judge you.

    Gonzalo Higuain is playing second fiddle to Karim Benzema lately. Ever since he has recovered from his injury, he is finding it hard to break into RM’s first 11. Check Villa’s stats. Since the beginning of the season he has only started 1 match and played full (against Osasuna) but the rest are as substitute or substituted. This goes back to the pre-season games. He has played full games for his national team (Euro qualifying) but his club doesn’t see him fit to play full game for them. On top of all this, Suarez is being linked to Barca and new recruit Sanchez is Villa’s competition while for Higuain, Neymar is constantly linked to RM.

    The situation here is something that both these players won’t be happy with the quality and goal scoring record they hold.

    What’s the point of being top 11 back at your national team but play second fiddle in your club? Players need game time to be match fit and to stay in top form. In order to achieve this they will try to do anything to play regularly including leaving their current club.

    What’s the purpose of being in the payroll of Spanish Champion, EPL Champion, Serie A Champion or even Ligue 1 Champion when you play a small role for them thus starting to miss out in your own national team.

    Just because they are linked to Liverpool or any other team, it doesn’t mean that they will do it but circumstances are such for these 2 players that there is a possibility that they may move on but to which team is ones guess.

  23. Ashes

    October 1, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I agree with Livmad and Mohd Tauffick. Try some other combination witout Lucas and let him be a supersub in the last 20 minutes.

  24. m kop

    October 1, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Come on people, who would trade Barca or Real for Liverpool if he was a footballer?!?!?

    I wouldn’t and I blindly follow Liverpool.

    We need to get real. And some story’s really don’t deserve to be published.

  25. Jordan

    November 28, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Villa doesn’t want to be second fiddle to Messi the rest of his career, he won his trophies and I’m sure he is ready for a new challenge. Also Barca has Affelay sitting on their bench and he plays Left Wing, also Pedro and Alexis Sanchez whom are all younger and can fill Villa’s void if Barca sold him. If we added Villa alone that would be great. Also Higuain is starting to lose out to an in form Benzema and he may want to start a new chapter as well. Liverpool with Suarez, Higuain and Villa would be on par with City and United as far as a strike force.

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