LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, August 18, 2011: Liverpool's new signing Jose Enrique during a press conference at the club's Melwood Training Ground. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool FC Transfer Deadline Day – LIVE!

Welcome to the Liverpool FC Transfer Deadline Day live feed! There’s no Jim White here, just us, telling you exactly what’s happened throughout the day.

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Thank you for being with us throughout the day. Literally hundreds of thousands of you read the liveblog at one stage or another. There’s still a few more transfers to go through (officially). Liverpool conducted their transfers calmly and efficiently. Well done Brendan and co. See you in January!

Read our transfer deadline day review here.


And that’s it. We’ve made it. 11pm and the end of a roller coaster of a transfer window for Liverpool. The main points:

  • Luis Suarez is still a Liverpool player.
  • Liverpool have signed 8 new players.
  • Liverpool have sold 8 players.
  • Liverpool have loaned out 10 players.

    Read all the summer’s ins and outs of Anfield here.


    We’re into the final 10 minutes of the summer transfer window. Liverpool’s business done and dusted. Down the road though, Everton could be on the verge of signing James McCarthy from Wigan, Gareth Barry from Man City and Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea.

    22:42 FLURRY

    Gareth Barry has arrived at Everton ahead of a potential last minute move from Manchester City. Romelu Lukaku could be joining him as the Toffees compete with West Brom for a loan move for him. All transfer rumours surround Man Utd seem to have cooled since the Hererra deal fell through (see 22:04). Tottenham‘s Tom Carroll should be joining QPR before the deadline.


    West Brom have signed Stéphane Sessègnon for around £6million. 30 minutes left of the summer transfer window. Ian Ayre says Liverpool’s deals are over. The rest of the Premier League‘s might be too. Only the whereabouts of Romelu Lukaku is still to be decided – West Brom or Everton?


    Arsenal have finally completed the signing of German international midfielder Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for a reported fee of £42.5million. Arsene Wenger: “I am absolutely delighted.”

    22:24 ELSEWHERE

    West Brom are still hopeful of signing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea, whilst French newspaper L’Equipe say the Blues’ Juan Mata could still end up at Paris St-Germain. Just under 40 minutes to go.


    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 10, 2009: Liverpool's Andrea Dossena celebrates scoring his first, Liverpool's fourth goal, against Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League First Knockout Round 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
    Former Liverpool left-back Andrea Dossena has joined Fabio Borini at Paulo Di Canio’s Sunderland. Borini will wear the number 31 shirt at the Stadium of Light.

    22:04 ELSEWHERE

    Guillem Balague says Manchester United’s deal for Ander Herrera is “completely dead”. It has fallen through despite United officials turning up at Liga offices earlier trying to push it through. The Guardian are slamming United on their live feed: “This is ridiculous. What’s become of Manchester United’s professionalism? Sounds shambolic.”


    Liverpool and Sunderland have both confirmed the season-long loan move for forward Fabio Borini:


    Ian Ayre: “We have finished everything for this transfer window. We are very pleased with the players we’ve got.” Which must mean Villa didn’t giv-en to Given sale (get it?).


    Shay Given hold up is a disagreement between Liverpool and Aston Villa on his wages. Villa want Liverpool to pay 100%, Liverpool don’t. It’s a stand-off. Stan Collymore backs up what we’re saying:

    21:35 LATEST

    West Brom have scuppered Everton‘s hopes of signing Chelsea forward Lukaku on-loan. He’s on his way to the Hawthorns ahead of a proposed return to Steve Clarke’s team. Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says he has turned down Everton‘s bid for James McCarthy. Does that mean Fellaini will have to stay?

    21:29 MOVES

    There could still be a few more moves for Premier League clubs to complete in the final hour and a half of the summer transfer window. Man Utd are still after Herrera (Athletic Bilbao) and possibly Fellaini. Everton are looking for deals for McCarthy (Wigan) and Lukaku (Chelsea – loan). Arsenal still to finalise details of Ozil (Real Madrid) deal. And Liverpool may still be in for Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given (see 21:03).


    talkSPORT’s Stan Collymore has confirmed what we reported at 21:03 – that a late deal for Shay Given could still go through:


    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 25, 2012: Aston Villa's goalkeeper Shay Given in action against Everton during the Premiership match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
    We understand that Shay Given has been at Melwood for a while and a deal could still go through, but it is Aston Villa holding things back from going through.


    Nothing to do with the transfer window, but here’s Brendan Rodgers tonight wearing a rather fetching brown suede suit meeting King Kenny Dalglish at the Bill Shankly 100th birthday dinner.

    20:48 ELSEWHERE

    Arsenal‘s deal for Mesut Ozil has still not been finalised. Marouane Fellaini has handed in a transfer request at Everton, but time is running out on him moving to Manchester Utd. Sky Sports’ Guillem Ballague says United may be given until midnight to push through a deal for Ander Herrera after encountering ‘bureaucratic problems’ (sound like Fergie time, anyone?). Demba Ba will not join Arsenal after Chelsea turned down their loan move offer.

    20:39 ELSEWHERE

    News regarding Chelsea strikers:

    20:16 AND CALM

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match against Notts County at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
    It would seem Liverpool’s transfer activity for this summer’s transfer window is over. Mainly because we’ve not really heard anything since about lunchtime (apart from Dani Pacheco revealing he is leaving).

    But also, because the Bill Shankly 100th Birthday dinner is in full swing, and Brendan Rodgers has told LFC TV: “It should be a good evening with all the signings done.”

    20:08 NOT A GIVEN

    Sky Sports: “It is becoming increasingly unlikely that Shay Given will sign for Liverpool tonight.”

    20:01 ELSEWHERE

    Man Utd officials reportedly went to Liga offices to pay the buy-out clause in Ander Herrera’s contract, however…

    Meanwhile the Guardian’s Andy Hunter says, “Marouane Fellaini has just left Everton‘s Finch Farm training ground having handed in a transfer request to manager Roberto Martinez.”

    19:54 STORY SO FAR

    The finishing line is (sort of) in sight. About another three hours of this to go. Here’s the done deals today regarding Liverpool:

  • Tiago Ilori to Liverpool
  • Mamadou Sakho to Liverpool
  • Victor Moses to Liverpool (on loan)
  • Fabio Borini to Sunderland (on loan)
  • Dani Pacheco to AD Alcoron
  • 19:46 BA

    Everton have asked Chelsea about the availability of taking Romelu Lukaku on-loan (Guardian). Blues would much prefer to let him go to a small club than one of their rivals.

    19:40 ELSEWHERE

    Chelsea have turned down loan offers from Arsenal and Tottenham for forward Demba Ba whilst there is a rumour spreading like wildfire regarding Romelu Lukaku joining Everton. And the most bizarre/cryptic tweet of the day…

    19:26 TEA TIME

    Club officials around the country must be having their tea because there’s been a bit of a lull in news. Meanwhile, read Luis Suarez’s full quotes as he was pestered by press about his future on his arrival in Uruguay today.


    The Bill Shankly 100th Birthday dinner begins shortly, to be attended by Liverpool club officials (including Brendan Rodgers). Transfer activity could stop here.

    18:54 ELSEWHERE

    With just over four hours left of the transfer window, here’s what’s been happening outside Merseyside in the last hour or so:

    Athletic Bilbao say Manchester United target Ander Herrera is not leaving today. Crystal Palace have signed defender Adrian Mariappa from Reading. Stephen Ireland has completed a season-long loan move to Stoke City from Aston Villa. Villa themselves have signed Libor Kozak from Lazio for around £5million. Goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has signed on loan for Arsenal from Palma. Barry Bannan has signed for Crystal Palace from Aston Villa on a three-year contract.


    Brendan Rodgers just gave an interview to LFC TV saying the club still has their hopes for one more signing before the transfer window closes.

    It’s most likely to be Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given on a season-long loan.

    Interestingly, there’s been no murmur of Martin Skrtel leaving today, despite the signing of two central defenders this morning and Kolo Toure earlier in the summer.

    18:36 ANY NEWS?

    The Liverpool Echo’s Neil Jones believes Shay Given may be the only arrival left to happen at Liverpool today.

    18:32 SUAREZ

    Luis Suarez has arrived in Uruguay for international duty and reportedly told press, “I closed this subject [leaving] a while ago. I have already taken the decision to stay at Liverpool.”

    18:22 SHUSH!

    Sky Sports reporter Peter Stevenson angrily tells kids outside Melwood to “Shush!” as he tries to give us the same update he’s given us all day – that it “remains to be seen whether there’ll be any more activity at Liverpool”.

    18:04 ELSEWHERE

    West Ham have joined Arsenal in the chase to sign Demba Ba on-loan from Chelsea (Ben Smith, BBC). Everton rejected a new £40million bid for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini at the weekend (Andy Hunter, Guardian). Toffees target Fernando says he’s staying at Porto (Instagram). Man Utd have hit legal problems in their race to sign Ander Herrera (Guardian).

    Nothing new on Liverpool.


    LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 19, 2007: Liverpool's Momo Sissoko in action against Chelsea during the League Cup Quarter Final match at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
    Former Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko is in talks with Reading over a proposed deadlined day move to the Madejski Stadium. Sissoko spent last season on loan at Fiorentina. (Mirror)

    17:44 YOUR VOTE

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    Sky Sports say things are quiet at Melwood, although Brendan Rodgers is still there. They also say there could still be the signing of Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given.

    17:20 YOUR OPINION

    Are you 100% satisfied with Liverpool’s summer transfer spending? Are you worried about any positions you feel need strengthening before the window closes? Send us your comments on Twitter @thisisanfield.


    Liverpool are closing in on Andriy Yarmolenko after making a £12million bid for his services, according to reports in Ukraine (Metro). Brendan Rodgers said he’d never heard of him on Friday.

    17:07 ELSEWHERE

    Yohan Cabaye to stay at Newcastle. Everton lining up Porto’s Fernando if they lose Marouane Fellaini to Man Utd this evening. Ozil will earn £200,000 a week at Arsenal.


    We’ve been running this liveblog since 8am this morning. It’s now 5pm and there’s STILL six hours left of the transfer window. Stick with us and follow us on Twitter @thisisanfield. If you’ve just logged on, here’s what you may have missed:

  • Tiago Ilori to Liverpool
  • Mamadou Sakho to Liverpool
  • Victor Moses to Liverpool (on loan)
  • Fabio Borini to Sunderland (on loan)
  • Dani Pacheco to AD Alcoron
  • 16:37 OZIL

    Arsenal have signed German attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil for around £43million. Set to be confirmed at 6pm, right after Ozil finishes filming an advert in the Allianz Arena. You read that right.

    16:31 MELWOOD

    Brendan Rodgers has just arrived at Melwood (Sky Sports). Could mean anything. And then Sky apologised for children swearing in the background behind their reporter.

    16:25 ELSEWHERE

    Arsenal set to confirm Ozil deal. Man Utd up bids for both Baines and Fellani from Everton (rumour). West Brom in for goalkeeper Lee Camp. Wigan in for £6million Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers. Less than 7 hours to go… Anyone want a brew?


    KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 16, 2010: Liverpool's Dani Pacheco in action against Blackpool during the FA Premiership Reserves League (Northern Division) match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
    On confirming his departure from Liverpool, Dani Pacheco tweeted, “I will always be a red. It’s been my house and I will never forget it. Thanks to all you fans for the support and hope we celebrate the premier league this season. YNWA. THANKS FOR ALL.”

    15:51 DONE DEAL

    Dani Pacheco has left Liverpool for A.D. Alcorcón on a permanent deal. Good luck, Dani.


    From BBC journalist, Ben Smith…

    15:40 STORY SO FAR

  • Tiago Ilori to Liverpool
  • Mamadou Sakho to Liverpool
  • Victor Moses to Liverpool (on loan)
  • Fabio Borini to Sunderland (on loan)
  • 15:32 IT DOESN’T MATA

    Paris St-Germain are in for Chelsea‘s Juan Mata, who has been linked with Liverpool today, say French newspaper L’equipe.

    15:20 DAVE WHELAN

    A transfer deadline day couldn’t go by without Wigan’s Dave Whelan saying something now could it? Whelan is trying to pimp James McCarthy to Everton by telling press Marouane Fellaini will move to Man Utd.


    Gareth Bale can buy 1 can of Baked Beans every 1.2 seconds from Tesco. On average, we eat just under 7,000 cans in our lifetime, right now costing just about £4,700. (whatbaleearns)

    15:04 ELSEWHERE

    Stephen Ireland is on his way to Stoke City. Arsenal have agreed terms with Mesut Özil, waiting on signature.

    15:01 WHAT’S DA MATA?

    LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 20, 2011: Chelsea's Juan Mata in action against Liverpool during the Premiership match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    Liverpool have had a £25million bid for Juan Mata turned down by Chelsea, according to Radio Marca in Spain. Mata has fallen down the pecking order since Jose Mourinho’s (re)arrival at Stamford Bridge.

    14:51 REDMEN TV SHOW

    The Redmen TV and The Bib Theorists have just begun a 10 hour long live countdown to the closing of the summer transfer window. Watch it here.


    Doesn’t look like there’ll be any more activity for Liverpool this transfer deadline day. That is despite rumours surround Shay Given in and Martin Skrtel, Andre Wisdom (loan) and Brad Jones out.

    14:12 ELSEWHERE

    Athletic Bilbao central midfielderAnder Herrra will move to Manchester United after the Mancs met €36million buy-out clause, according to Guillem Balague. Balague doesn’t think he’s €36million.


    We asked you, do Liverpool need to strengthen any positions before the transfer window closes at 11pm tonight? You said:
    Certainly a common theme there…


    13:27 YOUR COMMENT

    Do Liverpool need to strengthen in any more positions before the transfer deadline at 11pm? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @thisisanfield. We’ll share the best tweets.

    13:08 DOSSENA’S BACK

    Former Liverpool left-back Andrea Dossena has joined Sunderland from Napoli.

    13:00 LUNCH

    Seems to have gone a bit quiet on the Liverpool front as the media laps up Bale-fever. Let us know what you’re having for lunch on Twitter @thisisanfield.

    12:40 THE STORY SO FAR

    As far as Liverpool are concerned, we confirmed three new signings earlier this morning. Welcome Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon, Mamadou Sakho from PSG and Victor Moses on-loan from Chelsea. Fabio Borini has signed for Sunderland on-loan until the end of the season. Whether or not there will be any more comings or goings is unclear. What’s for lunch?

    12:34 DONE DEAL

    Fabio Borini has left Liverpool for Sunderland for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.

    12:31 MESUT OZIL

    Several media outlets say Arsenal will sign Real Madrid’s German attacker Mesut Ozil for £46million.

    12:22 OVER IN SPAIN

    Gareth Bale is being unveiled to supporters at Real Madrid, completing his (ridiculous) €100million move from Tottenham.

    12:04 DEADLINE DAY ROLL-UP MANThis video from the summer’s transfer deadline day two years ago of a fully grown man standing with kids behind a Sky Sports reporter at Stoke not having the time of his life:

    11:48 TOM INCE CASH

    Liverpool could also benefit if Blackpool sell winger Tom Ince today – both Newcastle and Tottenham are said to be interested in the former Red. Liverpool have a 35% sell-on clause in Ince’s contract at Blackpool.


    Fabio Borini is currently undergoing a medical at the Stadium of Light, ahead of a season-long loan move from Liverpool to Sunderland, according to Northern Echo journalist, Scott Wilson.


    Lots of kids mooching around outside the entrance to Melwood hoping to catch a sight of players (a lot of whom are on international duty now). Instead they’re just looking puzzled down Sky Sports’ cameras. Aren’t the school holidays over yet?!



    For all the YouTube scouts out there, here’s a video of new Liverpool attacker Victor Moses’ goals and highlights for Chelsea during 2012/13:


    Moses: “The most important thing is for me to be professional about it and I’m here to do a job for the club.” Full story here.


    11:02 DEAL DONE

    10:55 THE STORY SO FAR

    Liverpool broke early news this morning, completing the signings of defenders Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon and Mamadou Sakho from Paris St-Germain. Sky Sports News believe Victor Moses will sign by lunchtime on-loan from Chelsea, whilst Fabio Borini could be set for loan move to Sunderland. Stay tuned.

    10:34 LUIS SUAREZ

    There was always going to be some news on Suarez wasn’t there. The Guardian’s Sid Lowe believes Real Madrid will move for the Reds forward if they can sell Kaka (AC Milan) and Mesut Ozil (Arsenal):

    “If departures fall into place (Ozil, Kaka), Madrid will try again for Luis Suarez. Liverpool have so far been unequivocal that he is not going, though.”

    10:30 ELSEWHERE

    Elsewhere in football, Gareth Bale is set to be unveiled at Real Madrid, Arsenal are chasing Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil, Man Utd still chasing Everton‘s Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, amongst others.


    New Liverpool signing Mamadou Sakho is thought to have moved from Paris St-Germain for around £13million. He said on his arrival at the club, “I’m delighted to be here. I’d like to thank everyone for the welcome.”


    The Guardian and Sky Sports are both reporting that former Liverpool full-back Andrea Dossena is on his way to the North East for a medical ahead of a proposed move to Sunderland.


    Don’t forget to send us your thoughts on today’s happenings with Liverpool FC and the entire football transfer market. You can tweet us at @thisisanfield. If you’re not on Twitter, leave a comment at the bottom of this live feed.

    09:42 SO FAR SO GOOD

    If you’re just logging on to our live coverage of transfer deadline day today: Liverpool have confirmed the signings of both Tiago Ilori (Sporting Lisbon) and Mamadou Sakho (PSG). We expect a loan deal for Chelsea attacker Victor Moses to go through in the next few hours.

    09:06 DEAL DONE

    And another completed deal for the Reds, getting business done early today! Mamdou Sakho has signed on a “long-term contract” from Paris St-Germain.


    Transfer fee for Ilori is thought to be around £7million. The 20-year-old says, “It feels great being a Liverpool player – coming to the Premier League has always been a dream for me.”

    08:04 DEAL DONE

    Liverpool have confirmed their first signing of transfer deadline day, announcing the completion of Tiago Ilori’s move from Sporting Lisbon.

    08:00 GOOD MORNING

    We’ve had own Weatabix and we’re here, pumped and read to bring you live text commentary of transfer deadline day, throughout the day, all day. It could be four in four out for Liverpool today. Here’s our predictions:

    We could be saying goodbye to Martin Skrtel (Napoli), Brad Jones (Melbourne Victory), Fabio Borini (Sunderland) and Andre Wisdom (Wigan), with Tiago Ilori (Sporting Lisbon), Mamadou Sakho (Paris St-Germain), Victor Moses (Chelsea) and Shay Given (Aston Villa) coming in.