Liverpool bid for Sneijder – reports


Despite a really encouraging second half for The Reds against Manchester United at the weekend, Liverpool are clearly still a work in progress under newish manager Brendan Rodgers. Yet more forwards are needed and Liverpool could also do with some extra class in the midfield. Lucas and Steven Gerrard will continue to anchor the engine room admirably but another really creative attacking midfielder would surely make Liverpool a more coherent and effective proposition going forward.

Most managers recoil when asked if they are planning big buys in the winter window.  But there are a few obvious rich pickings available this January.

It seems increasingly likely that Frank Lampard will be leaving Chelsea and could be persuaded to move sooner rather than later. But we have seen the Gerrard/Lampard axis flounder for a decade at international level and questions remain as to whether they complement or hinder eachother when in tandem. At 34 Lampard is still a top player but Rodgers has prioritised youth in his purchases to date.

But surely Wes Sneijder would improve Liverpool. He’s still only 28 and, with Galatasaray apparently the only seriously interested party at this point, Liverpool would represent an attractive proposition for the brilliant Dutchman. Rumours abound that Sneijder would prefer a move to Liverpool than Istanbul.

It’s no secret that Sneijder is on massive wages at Inter. This seems to be the stumbling block for most interested clubs. If the midfielder wants to resurrect his stagnating career he must take a big pay cut.

But while form can be fleeting, class is permanent and Sneijder has it by the bucket load. I think that he’s still the most complete midfielder in Europe. Few can pass the ball better in the modern game and Sneijder still adds great energy and athleticism to the midfield. In addition to these qualities, we all know that he has a devastating shot on him.

This is a top class player who is in the prime of his career and is available. I know that Brendan Rodgers has a strict plan for Liverpool but surely he must have considered a punt on the Dutchman. Players of this level don’t come along often. He’s a ready made match winner and he would immediately improve Liverpool.

If Liverpool can negotiate a wage that they can afford they should surely enquire about Sneijder.

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  1. Chips

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Buy him, stop dithering! We have let a lot of good players slip through our fingers because of the unnecessary delays. Who doesn’t know this player? Even red nose wants him!

    • Ayeni Babatunde Desmond

      Jan 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      It is the high time for Brendan Rodgers to start buying quality players like sneijder, people that can make things happen and stop buying inferior players like Allen and Borini. We are tired of all these names, we want to be hearing Alonso, Sneijder, kaka, and so on.

  2. Andre

    Jan 14, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Will someone please help Brendan Rodgers to pick Quality players. Please fire the scouts at Liverpool!

  3. Raymond

    Jan 14, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Unfortunately, Brendan Rogers think Joe Allen is a much better player than Sneijder. It will be hard for him to get game time with Brendan’s blue-eyed boy in the team.

  4. Osman

    Jan 14, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Come on Rogers! We lost United in midfield. If u want the kop to forgive and 4get your mistake at signing Allen, u must sneider now.

  5. Leffe

    Jan 14, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    ‘Liverpool Bid For Sneijder’ –

    Can’t find any details of that in your article despite the heading.

    When did Liverpool make a bid?

  6. Emma- Lagos

    Jan 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Wesley is what more dan FA CUP & a top 4 finish as it stands now 4 Liverpool. Let’s get him now & plan 4 next season. I bet u, we wil beat man united even in their ground.

  7. Imtiaz din

    Jan 14, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Give him decent money and he will buy decent…. Dalglish spent £100ml, on what?… If we can offord and fenway are willing then job done…. Leave BR, aint his fault

  8. ogbonnaya innocent

    Jan 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    U r building lfc 4 d future we know but don’t 4get d history attached 2 d reds.we need players like michu,jelavic,villa 2 complement.

  9. Dc

    Jan 14, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    He’s on at least 150k a week that’s why nobody wants him and thats before any bonuses, some believe 200k a week basic. Gerrard n Suarez aren’t on anywhere near this, if we give it to sneijder we’d have to give it them. Do we want to be shipping out 600k a week on wages before even considering the rest of the squad? I wish people would think before they comment!!! Yeah he’s quality, there’s no doubting it but not worth them wages!

  10. b.rodgers stupid

    Jan 15, 2013 at 12:32 am

    buy him (sneijder)
    you stupid rodgers

  11. Sheldor

    Jan 15, 2013 at 12:51 am

    come on fellow kopites…we all want the best players to don the red shirts…but we also know that players in this new era are in for the money…whether we like it or not that’s the truth…and right now LFC do not have that load of money to kinda have that persuasive power to attract star players like sneijder…so right now can we please stop dreaming of getting players like this to play in our team…but instead embrace whoever our manager brings in…

  12. Chiddy

    Jan 15, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Please help me tell Brendan Rodgers to stop buying quantity players we are tired of quantity player let him buy quality player like sneijder now he is available he should sign him now

  13. Desmond

    Jan 15, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Ohh common reds wer are used to be most fired at europe . Now look at us even west brom dnt fear us . Its time to have geniuos arround in our club and not football trannies . Owners digg deep in ur ppockets if wanna see glory. Money speaks MC proved itu to english league .

  14. 6zone

    Jan 15, 2013 at 4:49 am

    sign him or you’ll regret..a quality player and a chance like this never come twice…if finance is the problem sell drowning,borini, and allen…lfc will be the same without them…..

  15. Feelgood Chapfika

    Jan 15, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Rodgers its surely about time you took some initiative and repaid some of the faith we the fans have bestown upon you, by buying Wesley and see our team progress. We have shown extreme patience in Joe Allen but clearly he just can’t cut it. Hendo is way better in all aspects of his game, besides the assists to prove it, has shown remarkable improvement with each game he has played all season. But wee desperately need a creative midfielder of Wesley’s standard as we clearly saw against Man U, with Gerard not at his best, we were found seriously lacking. Allen clearly seemed lost nearly cost us two goals all by his self were it not for the excellent Aggar and Skrtel. Be a man BR and just admit it before its too late that he is not 1st team quality. Dont make the same mistakes Kenny made by sticking to players that were not performing all because of pride. BR dont waste time and snap Wesley up before other champions league playing clubs start to take notice. Pleading all the way from Africa is Liverpool’s biggest fan so please take heed BR

  16. DamRich90s

    Jan 15, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Hmmm I think liverpool should sack all the scout, bcos they are not performing there duties and somebody like sneijder is a great player who will make the midfield looks creative. And I believe if it was Demien Comolli, he would have gotten the ideal done from the start of the transfer window opens . So plz BR think deeply and get Sneijder for us. YNWA.

  17. SteVan

    Jan 15, 2013 at 6:57 am

    If liverpool wants to win the league or be in the top 4 for champions league, they must buy top and world class players.

  18. Jozo

    Jan 15, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Just buy. Stop talking, start doing in the name of the Lord


    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:00 am

    sometimes u just dont understand br wastin money on average players.buy sneider dis is de opportunity to add one top class player to de team without facin any stiff competitiom wit de other big clubs.

  20. joe

    Jan 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    i agree wit andre liverpool scouts av bin rubbish 4years evertons tranfers av put them to shame . plus th owners got burnt first time round on kennys buys so now seems harder to part wit funds

  21. tommy

    Jan 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    if we dont buy sneijder it proves there’s no real ambition in club , after all the sale of lfc top with sneijder’s name on it would pay his wage’s and if we get 4th then champs league windfall and bigger attraction for LFC in top players coming , must buy!!!!!!!!

  22. wes

    Jan 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    would wes come to liverpool?? thats the question

    • tommy

      Jan 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      we’ll never no until we try buy him wes

  23. Ishmael

    Jan 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Like BR wil know what to do if ws signs, br is clueless, and has no balls.

  24. Ishmael

    Jan 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    @dc, so we wud rather pay 3 shitty players that adds no value instead of paying a proven league and cl winner, not to mention a World Cup finalist..

    • Dc

      Jan 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      What 3 “shitty” players do you mean? No Liverpool player is on the amount of wages wes would demand or do you mean get rid of 3 players to free up wages for wes? That would just make the squad thinner than it already is. Yes we need more quality but adding one world class player at the expense of 3 squad players isn’t going to win us anything. What woul happen is wes got injured, which isn’t beyond the realms of possibility given he’s already dodgy injury record and the physicality of the premier league. One player wins u a game or 2 a squad wins leagues/competitions!

  25. Cfifty5

    Jan 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    What a great combo dis would b watching d trio together in lfc midfield(gerrard,wesly sneijder and lucas)BR pls snap him up b4 oder gaints come calling 4 his services.

  26. St paul Nando

    Jan 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    You guys are there talking about sneijder, why BR is there talking about £30 per week players. But someone should help me tell BR to sign sneijder or his job. Ywnwa.

  27. kenny

    Jan 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    sneijdar is fine player dat is the can of wil need is star player

  28. PH0711

    Jan 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Yes when he can be arsed..Liverpool should go to inter with a bid of £3m and offer to take him off their wagebill and pay him what Gerrard earns with assists, goals, appearances bonuses on top to make up the shortfall to his current wages-no negotiation..take it or leave it!

    • modibor

      Jan 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      this was why we lost Dempsey…..why the delay?even if we his wages are high buy him now i mean sneijder……look, there is a great history behind this club and its time to take it where it belongs…..we have been poor over the years because we keep on buying players wh
      o aren’t fit to play for us……..spend the money and bring back the glory……..rubbish………..

  29. ai

    Jan 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    reina 10
    skrtel 12
    enrique 8
    allen 8
    borini 6
    downing 10
    carroll 15
    assaidi 3
    pacheco 2

    begovic 10
    shawcross 12
    strootman 20
    eriksen 25
    de jong 10
    mertens 15
    wanyama 15

    suarez———de jong——–mertens

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