Rodgers Continues Spending Spree As Liverpool Close In On £28.5m Double Swoop

By on July 20, 2014

The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Liverpool are closing in on a £28.5m double swoop.

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Brendan Rodgers looks set to continue his summer spending spree with Liverpool closing in on a £28.5m double swoop for Dejan Lovren and Loic Remy, according to reports today.

The Merseysiders have already splashed out close to £60m on Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic this summer but the spending doesn’t look like relenting any time soon as Rodgers is set to take the clubs outlay close to £90m with two more additions.

First on the agenda is another striker to add more depth following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and widespread reports claim that the club have now agreed to pay the £8.5m needed to trigger the buy-out clause in Loic Remy’s Queens Park Rangers contract.

The Mirror claim personal terms have now also been agreed with the 27-year-old set to sign a deal worth £80,000-a-week and will make the move to Anfield early next week.

Remy enjoyed an excellent season on loan at Newcastle last year where he scored 14 goals in just 26 appearances, and although he won’t be regarded as a direct replacement for Suarez, he’ll certainly add more threat to the Liverpool attack next season and will provide Rodgers with plenty of options as can also play in a variety of positions.

The Mirror also claim that the Reds are closing in on a £20m deal to sign Southampton defender Dejan Lovren. The Merseysdiers have been strongly linked with the Croatian international this summer but initially found it difficult to persuade the South Coast club to cash in.

However, the newspaper suggests that the Saints are now resigned to losing the 25-year-old and new boss Ronald Koeman has already identified Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar as a potential replacement.

Koeman confirmed his interest in the Dutch ace, saying:

“Yes, Ron is a serious option – but he’s an expensive one.” Koeman is quoted as saying by the Mirror.

Lovren has just come off the back of an excellent debut season in England following his move from Lyon last summer and played a key role in helping Southampton to an eight-place finish last year.

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If he does complete a move to Anfield, he’s likely to replace Daniel Agger – who has been tipped for a move this summer – and the Croatian will compete with Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho for a place in Rodgers starting eleven.

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23 Comments

  1. marianne jean cassius

    July 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    now lfc must sign players with cl experience .

  2. GOƊDY CHIKEZIE

    July 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    WE LIVERPOOL FANS IN NIGERIA ARE NOT HARPY FOR THE SALE SUAREZ NOW WHO IS THE REPLACMENT ROGERS BETER GET IT FAST .GODDY

    • Jay

      July 20, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Goddy or wateva,pls,dont embarass urself by saying u’re speaking for lfc fans of Nigeria. Cos i can see how myopic u are
      1.BR is not replacing Suarez, he’s making sure every attacker can score Goals not depending on just one or two players.
      2.BR knows we got a lot of games next season,we will need a lot of quality players so fatigue won’t be a problem.
      With addition of Can(gosh,he’s fantastic ),lallana,lambert & markovic(oh my,dat’s a bullet ready to be fired),we are far better than last season, trust me.
      N.B: I believe we will get lovren,Moreno & either Isco or Di maria & we are gud 4 titles

  3. Ezeson Geovanni

    July 20, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Who are you to speak on our behalf Chikezie?

    Speak for yourself and never for us. Am one of the admins of Liverpool FC fans Nigeria. It’s your type we call plastic. Are you the one to tell Rodgers how to do his job? Shut your gutter until Rodgers require your suggestions.

  4. Geoffreyyawa

    July 20, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    I wl b so glad 2 see lovren and remy added 2 our squad

  5. Atubra

    July 20, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    l like the squad so far especially with the addition of the Strong Four. And l know l left back, one stricker and one mid fielder would join soon. Oooooh gosh! what a seaon we shall have nxt season.
    You’ll never walk alone.
    A fun from Ghana.
    *****Atubra*****

  6. Sunnybliss

    July 21, 2014 at 12:40 am

    I luv dt signin

  7. MJ Seomoni

    July 21, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Sir Geovanni, I hail!! I luv d way our transfers are going at d mo. Rodgers know what he’s doing. We’re going to play a lot of games this season. This is our year. Let’s do it! YNWA!!!

  8. Briggsy

    July 21, 2014 at 1:41 am

    The main reason man city won the premier league was when they substituted a world class player they had another one to put on in he’s place yes we have signed 3 or 4 quality players but Liverpool need more world class players

  9. Livmad

    July 21, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Marco Reus… yes! Yes!

  10. majid Ayub

    July 21, 2014 at 3:28 am

    I think with lallana, laberty and mackovick their will be great chance this time,we wish them with good future in the club

  11. Zacks

    July 21, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Im lovn every bt of BR’s spendinds. YNWA!

  12. Saeed

    July 21, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Remmy will be a good player for us most especially if he continue his for when in newcastle, and for u who said u speaking for the Nigerians lfc fans, can u tell me when is the right time for suarez to be sold to earn the kind of money liverpool have gotten? And which player in the world football today u thnk is a suarez replacement, pls suarez is irreplaceable, and in the absence of suarez BR is trying to build a team in which any one can score from anywhere on the pitch..even the defenders. And for us to be able to compete in all competition without difficulty.

    • Sherwin

      July 21, 2014 at 6:26 am

      Buying a big name wont win us d title, Remy an sturridge upfront wit marco on d left an sterlin right! Must play coutino tro d middle an can holding midfield! Not sure abt defense yet bt sahko d only one an hopeful enrique! Lets c if we get moreno

  13. benson smith

    July 21, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I trust BR he knows what he doing but only he have to bring in isco .yaya toure and marco reus

  14. Nwacent Ynwa

    July 21, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Wow, we hv gotten good signings Remy is good, if we can hv Isco on loan n maybe Reus we r already there. We only need to add to improve our defense Lovren n Moreno or another Top class defender. Ynwa

  15. jamin

    July 21, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Suarez is irreplaceble but like saeed said now is the time to sell him. Big names dont necessarily bring trophies but collective effort can take us there. I really think we should stop short at getting a central defender who can also play left back and finally make flanagan our right back.

  16. de franco

    July 21, 2014 at 11:29 am

    BR is not dox bad so far but i hope those signings should prove to him why they were bought.

  17. Abbey

    July 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I think we should trust BR’s signings for me it’s really great.
    Abbey from Uganda

  18. Samuel Ofori

    July 21, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I’m Samuel ofori from GH. I’m a die hard fun of LFC and I think so far the transfers we’ve had its amazing .with loic Remy and lovren coming in we’re woww. looking forward to see Liverpool grabbing the trophies like crazy .BR u are so brilliant. thanks for everything

  19. jonathan

    July 21, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    NO LIVERPOOL NO ENGLAND

  20. ebenezer simeon

    July 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    pls nobody should be expected suarez to be replaced, becos dat guy is irreplaceable.we should be thinking of bringing good players to fill d vacuum he had left,good signing from Rodgers keep it up becos we re going to shine next season.

  21. Ernest

    July 22, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I think we should have faith in B R

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