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Sneijder Interest Denied But Liverpool Insist They’re Working On New Signings

Liverpool have no interest in signing Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder but managing director Ian Ayre insists the club have money to make further signings

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Liverpool interest in Wesley Sneijder is denied.


Liverpool have no interest in signing Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder but managing director Ian Ayre insists the club working hard to make further additions to the squad, according to Sky Sports News.

The report claims that Sneijder is set to leave Inter Milan after refusing to take a pay cut to stay at the club and  Galatasaray have already agreed a deal with the Italians for the 28-year-old – who hasn’t started a game in over 3 months.

The Mirror claimed over the weekend that Liverpool were set to hijack the Turkish giants move for the Dutch play-maker. However, that report seems to be wide of the mark with Sky Sports understanding the Merseysiders have no interest in bringing Sneijder to Anfield.

It appears that money isn’t the reason for this, with managing director Ian Ayre telling Sky Sports the club have the finances in place to make further signings and are working hard to secure Brendan Rodgers targets:

“It is about who Brendan has got his designs on. What he wants, we will always say the same thing, if we find the right deals for the right players we will get it done.

“Everyone who operates in January knows it is always a difficult window, but we will do what we can. We have got targets in sight and if we can resolve those great, if not then we will move onto summer and do what we need to do.

“We don’t have any issues with finances, it is about doing what is best in the long-term interests of the football club, always,”

“With the advent of financial fair play it means everyone should be running the club prudently and that does not mean not investing but investing wisely and at the right time, and we will always do that.” Ayre told Sky Sports

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Liverpool currently sit eight in the Premier League table and fell 24 points off leaders Manchester United after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford. However, a top-four finish remains a realistic target if the Reds can put together a run of victories during the second half of the season and a few more signings this month would help Rodgers squad push for a place in the Champions League next year.

Who would you like Liverpool to sign this month? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. john

    January 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    We have heard it before from Ian ayre and got nothing . At the end will get nothing Cause owners are spending sponsors dollars for players not there own.And we are selling players before buying and bringing wages down. Enough is enough We the liverpool fans wont world class team .Man united on paper bar Van persie was not that strong . we were worse.

    • Lee

      January 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Your too thick to spell let alone give an opinion

      • Zippy

        January 14, 2013 at 10:17 pm

        So are u numbnuts

        • nma

          January 16, 2013 at 12:03 am

          numbnuts! hehe, yeah lee, what’s up with that?

  2. Dean jones

    January 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Ian the disgrace ayre couldn’t negotiate his way out of a paper bag ? This is the reason where buying sub standard players for World Class Prices ? Are midfield is a joke,joe Allen isn’t worth £5 million let alone £15 million,there is no steel at all ? We need a McMahon or a Souness ASAP or where done for,LFC not beaten a team in the top 10 is SHAMBOLIC !!!

    • craig jones

      January 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      completely agree ! the team is looking so lightweight its unreal, 20mil downing 15 allen 18plus for hendo and its the shelveys sterlings and susos who we got for buttons puttin them to shame please we need to try our best to get mascher back from barca (i can dream) but maybe he would rather be playing in mid and not def…… other than that i dont no how many times ive said this but im gonna right this season of….AGAIN

  3. Jay Wright

    January 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    January is not a difficult window at all. It is even easier to spot disgruntled players across the globe that expected to figure more in their teams plans/expected their teams to be a lot better.
    LFC are crying out for at least one more forward, plus a Diame/Sissoko/M’vila type central midfielder, to add some steel to the team.
    More suitable are available for less now than was wasted on Allen & Borini in the summer. Go get them!

  4. john wilkinson

    January 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    LFC supporter for approx 45yrs, started supporting them when they were in 2nd division. Some of our fans or so called fans should get real, we can not live in the past anymore forget Dalglish, Paisley, Souness and the like. Face facts at present we are a mid table team trying to rebuild and make do in the present climate, we can not attract big super stars anymore, they want money and trophies today not five years down the line. Get behind your club and stop moaning go and support Man Utd if you want trophies, moaning about every loss is not going to help.

    • Red

      January 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      When u pay good money to go and watch Liverpool FC, everywhere they go, than hell YES we will moan and critises, where it’s due!.
      We have every right to do that, we pay our money, and some of the current players just can’t be bothered, to go and die, for an hour and a half.
      I would suggest…
      1)..Win you get full pay….
      2)..Draw you get 75% pay….
      3)..Lose you get 50% pay….

      Any thoughts?

      • tommy

        January 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

        RED, we empathise with you , but imagine everybody on the kop or around anfield singing whining and moaning at the players , come on fella , lets get right behind the whole of LFC 100%,, come on liverpool by the way fella we done ok against united 2nd half we should have scored 2more , we matched them we took it to them , they knew it was on them even joe allen got aggressive , lets get behind him too

        • Red

          January 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

          Tommy we have done ok 2nd half,yes, but isn’t a game of two halves?, why is it that, we only start playing when we fall behind?.

          • tommy

            January 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm

            i agree with you Red , we took it to them in 2nd half , i think half time talk and the subs made the difference, Red over 90mins are players were better , as good as theirs , if not better , i think this season is the foundation for better things to come , i really do believe this , if it right – end of next season our famous ground is being up graded to 62,000 too , i recon next season we will be a top 4team

    • tommy

      January 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      well said john , im from anfield ,been watching the reds since late 60’s fro my dad’s shoulders on the kop , im sick of all these moaners , who expect instant glory , BR is doing a great job for us , early days too , we need to all get behind him the team and LFC , we’re supposed to be the best/ greatest supporters in the world , well lets show it then , these new players need time to bed in ,

      • Red

        January 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm

        Need time to bed in?, we’ve been saying that for years, now! that’s no excuse Tommy, tell us, who would you rather have..Alonso, Maschearano, or Allen and Shelvey?, and please don’t say we can’t afford this quality anymore….we have spent over a £160 million this last 18month’s, have we not?.

        • tommy

          January 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm

          Red , youre right , but we cant change this , all we can do is get behind the club lets see how this season goes Red

  5. SnifferDog

    January 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Well said John… So many supporters on the LFC website yesterday talking absolute nonsense. Face facts people, BR has done a fantastic job since taking the reins – on the field and off it. People are so short sighted it is quite unbelievable… LFC may of been further up the table this time last year, but the performances were generally poor (even when they won), and the spending was extortionate and unsustainable. LFC are in a far better position now, and no doubt the squad will be improved again in the summer as will the way LFC play.

    • Duncan

      January 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      You’re talking absolute nonsense! Liverpool dominated the majority of their games last year. They created more chances and had more shots on goal than any other team but simply didn’t convert them in to goals. As it stands right now, Dalglish’s win percentage is superior to that of Roger’s.

  6. Red

    January 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Brendan’s record so far is no better than Kenny’s or Hodgson’s…FACT.

  7. Jose Drams

    January 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    BR is really trying his best bt he needs quality players, that understand Tiki-Taka to perform d task ahead of him.

  8. saidur rahman

    January 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    It’s very unlikely we will ever win or at least fight for a trophy as long as BR is our manager..I don’t know why would he leave J.Enrique out when him and suarez was having a blast in the last few weeks playing together..not sure if Enrique was ill..AGAIN WHY!! didn’t Sturridge start the game?? Finally, Glenn Johnson is an extra ordinary player on the RIGHT wing..Try playing him as a right winger instead of as a right back or left back..OHHH and one more issue i want to mention..pass and move football is beautiful to watch only if you have players like xavi, iniesta, messi in your team..passing is useless if you dont have creativity or positioning sense to attack the opposition..LFC should play more direct type of football or BR should tell his players to attack more often and get more bodies in the attacking half if he wants to play the passing game..even i can train up some primary school boys to play passing football by passing backward or sideways to a team mate..and that’s exactly how LFC plays these days..absolutely disgusted to watch.

    • Watt D. Hehl

      January 14, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Well this is why BR is the manager and not you. Enrique is injured, he always plays when he is healthy. We do not have world class players so expecting world class results is not realistic. We are rebuilding give it a year or so before making judgement.

  9. DagunD

    January 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Welcome back to planet earth. Enrique has been injured for the past 2 weeks with a torn hamstring and that was the reason BR couldn’t play him yesterday. Johnson was our best available player @ left back yesterday. These are the realities we are presently facing, so stop moaning & support your team{coach inclusive}. YNWA!

  10. Ody

    January 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Yea, BR has done well so far. But the issue is sooner or later, our stars might want to seek for another club if we aren’t competing at the top. There’s no real reason why we shouldn’t go for Wesley Sneijder. I aint even a fan of the new signing policy, if a player is at his peak despite d age and has 3 seasons ahead of him, why not buy him. Look at Arsenal, you guys sure we won’t suffer that same fate? Anyways, KD was wasteful last season tho. Keeping d faith still… YNWA!

  11. Raymond

    January 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Instead of buying can we sell Joe Allen?

    While most of all KK’s signing have buck up and improved including Downing and Henderson, Joe Allen has faded like Charlie Adams.

    • Jay Wright

      January 15, 2013 at 10:43 am

      Downing has improved from his woeful performances over the last year or so, but his performances are still way below acceptable standards as far as I’m concerned.
      The sooner he is replaced, the better.

  12. Tony

    January 15, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Right behind BR but he got it badly wrong 1st half, fact. He has spent £30m on Assaidi, Borini and Allen, was that money well spent?. We still scout very badly and over-spend on average players, Diame has a £3.5m clause in his contract, we need his power, why play Lucas and Allen in the same team?………any thoughts.

    • Jay Wright

      January 15, 2013 at 10:41 am

      Totally agreed Tony – ppl say that that type of player is no longer relevant, but it’s no coincidence that the demise of the powerhouse in the centre of England’s top teams has coincided with the drop in quality of England’s top teams in comparison to our European counterparts.

  13. Gee

    January 15, 2013 at 5:35 am

    I think Assaidi offers more than Sterling at the moment. Also I’d prefer it if we played Shelvey instead of Henderson. Henderson has no skill, cannot create and is not a goal threat unlike Shelvey.

  14. deplee

    January 15, 2013 at 9:02 am

    please bring back Torres!!!

    • Jay Wright

      January 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Torres is sh!te now, and was pretty sh!te for a good while before he left LFC. Liverpool would be crazy to buy him back.

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