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Liverpool Transfer News: ROI Striker Interested In £12m Reds Move

West Bromwich Albion’s Shane Long would be interested in a move to Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers understood to be lining up a £12m January bid for the striker

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Liverpool are linked with Shane Long.

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Shane Long would be interested in a move to Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers understood to be lining up a £12m January bid, according to the Daily Mail.

Reds boss Rodgers is desperate to add to his strike-force when the transfer window re-opens in the New Year after being left heavily-reliant on Luis Suarez for goals during the first half of the season.

The Northern Irishman has confirmed funds will be made available to strengthen his squad with and the Mail claim he has identified West Brom striker Long as a potential target.

Rodgers worked with Long during the pairs time with Reading and it’s understood the Republic of Ireland international would be interested in linking-up with him once again at Anfield.

The 25-year-old moved to the Hawthorns in 2011 for £6.5m and has a contract with WBA that runs until 2015. The Midlands club do not want to lose the striker but Liverpool are ready to test their resolve with a £12m bid next month.

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Long has been in excellent form for the Premier League’s surprise package this season, scoring five goals to help the Baggies into fifth place in the league table, above the likes of Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool.

Would Liverpool fans like to see Long at Anfield? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. seanwych

    December 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    id love to see Long as a red! quality tenacious player, could work well with Suarez

  2. Callum Pearce

    December 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I think he would be perfect. An out and out striker and finisher, with amazing pace and always a danger. Always worried about playing against him, and he’s only 25!!

  3. lee

    December 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Quote “Shane Long would be interested in a move to Liverpool” I keep reading this back and I cant find the bit where Shane has mentioned that he would be interested. Better off staying with a club heading in the right direction in my opinion COYB

    • joe

      December 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm


  4. Voland

    December 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Now this is more like it – a young player who complements the existing Liverpool squad and add to our goal threat.

    ROI moreover is a good omen, stands not only for Eire but also for Return on Investment!

  5. Idy Razlan

    December 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I hope he’s as good as what he’s been made out to be.

  6. Sill

    December 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Please dont buy more british!!!!

    • gman

      December 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Shane long is Irish not british you idiot…

  7. The Grassy Knoll

    December 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Why would SL want to move to a fading (so called) ‘big’ club?
    Gone are the days of LFC just getting any player that their hierarchy desired.
    Only delusional Liverpool fans see LFC as an attractive move for players, as Liverpool are light years away from the Champions League, have a second rate squad and a highly over-rated manager.
    Remind me, what has BR EVER won??

    • Bob

      December 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Talk about delusional, WBA will be back where they belong soon ie mid-table or even lower. Liverpool on the other hand will be moving in the other direction waving you goodbye. Light years from the Champions League yet only 4 points behind 4 th place and only 7 behind 3 rd. WBA?tell me the last time they won anything. 2nd rate club with 3rd rate supporters

      • Stu

        December 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm

        Typical guy who is not used to a team that is no longer a force.
        How much has your team spent compared to Albion ?
        If you can’t spend money on the team you would be relegated.
        Albion have got to where they are with good business sense and good teamwork.
        When did your lot do that -way back in Shankly’s and Paisley’s days.

  8. Sadiq

    December 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Long at Anfield, that wil be a good one, but the likes of guisip rossi should be added to the squard to bring more competition among the strikers and pls borini shuld step up his game, shelvey should be given more playing time.

  9. Jon

    December 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    WBA Fan here. I would be happy to see Shane move on as we are a club built on maintaining a healthy balance sheet. However, £12 million is a derisory figure for a player of his talent, age and length still remaining on his contract.

    If Liverpool realistically want to strip a club pushing for Europe of their prize asset mid-season with their tack record of spending, I would expect offers of £30 million+. This is a club that paid £35 million for Carthorse Carroll 12 months ago remember.

  10. Stu

    December 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Why sell to a fading team when Albion are on the way to replace Liverpool as a so called BIG team.

  11. Marc

    December 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    The funny thing here is that a couple of weeks back there was an interview with Shane and he said then that the time working with Brendan Rodgers at Reading was minimal and he didn’t overly enjoy it either as he didn’t like his training style and they lost nearly every week! (proven in the fact Rodgers was only manager at reading for 6 months!)

    It is Brian McDermott that he holds in high esteem for his time at Reading – not Rodgers.

    So why make up convoluted stories just because theres a tenuous link between the fact that Liverpool are desperate for strikers and.. oh wait.. hang on a minute, there’s a good striker over there that once played at a club under this manager…

    Lazy journalism really!

  12. peter

    December 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Shane Long is not for sale, so £12m would not be enough. Maybe £20m would be needed.

  13. baggie bird

    December 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Another case of delusional thinking from supporters of a club that used to be great but have not been great for years and fairly soon will struggle to be considered as being a good club. Never in a million years will Liverpool come up with enough money in this window to get long if ever the yanks pull out your finished. what did you loose in 2011 was it £49million.
    Baggies destined for Europe Liverpool might just finish above the relegation scrap but with luck you’ll get dragged into it

  14. Bob

    December 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    As I said 2nd rate team with deluded 3rd rate supporters

    • baggie bird

      December 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Your clearly not all there ! Your clubs useless overrated in every respected Preston North End used to be great once. Liverpool going the same way. COYB

  15. Amako Obinna Davis(AOD)

    December 4, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Long is a very good player that would partner with suarez.if he really wants to prove more of his potentials then he should come to wil be a good move for him nd for us liverpool fans up lfc

    • baggie bird

      December 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      Ha Ha your living in a dream world. Liverpool are all washed up . We all need to dream so carry on but dont think its coming true

  16. graham

    December 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    BOB why is it you call us second rate team with third rate support?? are your glasses that tinted that you cannot see the decline your team has been in for the past three seasons? Did this second rate team you talk about not turn you over start of season 3-0? or does your goldfish memory you have forgot this? lets do FACT if suarez was not in your team who would score the goals? where would you be in league………….. thought so best thing for you to do is hush your gums you talk waffle

  17. mike

    December 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    why would a player moveto a lower premier league club?

  18. mike

    December 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    think the truth here is lomg is a replacment for suarez

    • zack

      December 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      zlatan ibrahimovic the best striker for liverpool

  19. Bob

    December 7, 2012 at 9:02 am

    You WBA supporters just look more pathetic with every post you make. The rot is already starting to set in so get used to returning to your usual position as also rans. Remind me, when did you last win a trophy?

  20. Shane Crewe

    December 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    please don’t buy long h
    e wudnt be gud at lpool we need sum1 has skill full as Suarez we sudnt settle 4 any1 like long we r Liverpool not west brom lol

  21. Shane Crewe

    December 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    please don’t buy long he wudnt be gud at lpool we need sum1 has skill full as Suarez we sudnt settle 4 any1 like long we r Liverpool not west brom lol

  22. LFCSupp

    December 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I agree that this is lazy journalism grasping at air. I do find it funny thou that these WBA fans think they actually have a chance of staying at the top of the table. Have you even been watching your team the past couple of weeks?

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