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“I Can Confirm We Have Reached An Agreement With Liverpool”

Well done to Daniel Comolli, FSG and John Henry for getting Stewart Downing to Liverpool subject to a medical.

The pursuit of the Aston Villa winger took a few twists and turns with his club steadfastly holding out for a hefty £20 million fee. To Liverpool’s credit, they eventually met the price and despite interest from Arsenal, they now look set to sign the winger, subject to a medical at Melwood and personal terms being agreed with the England International.

Downing scored 9 goals in 69 appearances for Villa along with countless assists from the left-wing. He will become a vital player for Liverpool as other new recruit Charlie Adam will look to find him with passes from midfield to play crosses into the box for striker Andy Carroll.

Aston Villa Chief Executive Paul Faulkner said:

“I can confirm that we have reached an agreement with Liverpool following an improved offer received earlier today and the formal transfer request by Stewart Downing and have subsequently given them permission to speak with the player.”

The jigsaw is finally taking shape for Liverpool.

“A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are. “

Bill Shankly

Submitted by Friends of Liverpool




  1. Bomber25

    July 14, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Arsenal will now have a much easier access to sign the much better Juan Mata who I feel Liverpool should heve gone for in the first place.

  2. Bomber25

    July 14, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I thought English Football has passed the stage where a manager’s vision and plan for a team is clearly parochial. We should be signing the best players and not just British players.

  3. What happened to Steve McMahon?

    July 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Totally agree. Although looking at another website Downings Stats are pretty impressive. Maybe Mata will stay and when we finish top 4 he’ll be interested as we’ll have CL football to offer

  4. bob

    July 14, 2011 at 11:47 am

    why have we spent money on downing when theres much better available for cheaper?

    • ahab

      July 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      for cheaper stuff, arsenal can testify..u either have good players or you r out.I trust Dalglish,he did it with Shearer at Newcastle in 19999

  5. gary

    July 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    just watch him back out of those important middle of the park tackles because he doesnt like getting physical

  6. zulu gooner

    July 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm


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