United fury at Liverpool bid for midfielder

Newcastle United are today furious after Liverpool offered three "nonentities" for midfielder James Milner. The 23-year old has been linked with a move to Anfield for some time now, but it would appear they won't be getting him anytime soon. (Evening Chronicle)



The former Leeds United player has spent four years at at St James' Park, making over 100 appearances during that time. The England under-21 international has caught the attentions of Rafa Benitez and it was widely rumoured last week that the Spaniard would make a £6 million bid for the player.

I personally don't think Milner is what Liverpool need if they want to challenge for the league next year. He is a decent player at best and I feel Liverpool would be more obliged to go for someone like David Silva from Valencia, who is now up for sale.

 

11 comments:

  1. Anonymous said,

    what we need is quaresma. he is the one !!!

    on 2:46 p.m.  


  2. Noblelox said,

    Pathetic gutter rag sensationalism from the illiterate Evening Chronicle.

    First off, why would the Geordies be "furious" If someone at Liverpool telephoned or faxed an offer that wasn't acceptable, why on earth would they be "furious"???? Do the hacks even understand how ludicrous this adjective is? Now if a deal had been agreed, and they had signed the player over, and instead of ascase full of money we gave them two toffee wrappers and a button, then I can understand them feeling "furious", but to feel fury over an offer being made that doesn't come near their expectations does not provoke fury in a normal human being, only in Martin O'Neil...

    Also secondly, how laughable is it to call any player at Liverpool a "nonentity" If any of the players were current first team players who are now surplus to requirements at Anfield, you are looking at Steve Finnan and John Arne Riise, who are both Champion's League winners, and if the un-named players are from our reserve team, we are talking about a team who has won the reserve league two years running, and are "treble" winners this year. So for this rag for illiterates to be calling them "nonentities" only goes to show the knuckle-dragging moronic'ness of the overly partisan retards who "write" for the Evening Chronicle

    on 2:48 p.m.  


  3. Mags said,

    Oh dear Nobleox, who has rattled your cage? No need to have such a tippy tantrum, I suggest you sit down and take a chill pill.

    Just out of curiosity - who are Emiliano Insua and Jack Hobbs?

    on 3:16 p.m.  


  4. Noblelox said,

    Well Mags, I know both Hobbs and especially Insua very well, and I would expect both of them to be first team players in a year or two, and as I said, the team they are in is a very young team that has won the reserve league. So what? you say, well look at some of the players they played against to do that. Remember there are some big names that play in the reserves if they can't play in the first team that week.

    Also would you like us to offer you some young talent that is already good enough to be in Liverpool's second string, or some over the hill star who is on his way out?

    on 4:22 p.m.  


  5. Anonymous said,

    hahahah, Jack hobbs, will never make it at Lpool. I've seen him play a few times, he is a standard player at best. He will prbs end up plying his trade in the championship or a struggling premiership team.
    Insua is a good talent, however he wont make it at Liverpool.
    As for milner, well if Rafa signs him, Lpool fans may as well cancel thier sky subscription because UEFA Cup footie is shown on Channel 5!!
    Quaresma, Nani, Ronaldo, RObben, Silva, Hleb, SWP, Lennon
    Just some wide players liverpool should really be considering!
    Sorry did i put Ronaldo and Nani in their, can't attract those big names to Shitfield!

    on 5:06 p.m.  


  6. Anonymous said,

    I wonder if Ronaldo will be playing for the scum after the Euros :)

    on 6:06 p.m.  


  7. Anonymous said,

    That deal is nowhere near as bad as it sounds. Hobbs and Insua both have great futures. Hobbs would go straight into the first team.

    on 7:06 p.m.  


  8. Anonymous said,

    Please... Newcastle would kill to have quality players like hobbs and insua, remember they are well known for there dodgy defence, titus bramble and boumsong says it all. i think milner isnt worth one of liverpool's quality reserve team players, especially after he has been ruined by the barcodes

    on 12:53 a.m.  


  9. Zekk67 said,

    I came across this article with the title "Has Benitez lost the plot?" I tend to agree with the title. Has Benitez lost the plot? Yes, I would agree. First, he offered silly money for a mediocre player like Gareth Barry. Next, he offered 3 of our youth players to Newcastle for another mediocre player. In the article, he even mentioned that there is one player so "unknown" he couldn't remember. In my opinion, Benitez lost the plot because I wouldn't even bother knowing the name of that player and still tell you Milner isn't worth trading for, even with that unknown player alone! Shame on Newcastle for stooping so low as to releasing such atrocious comments, if they wanted some of our players (who could easily fit into their first team, by the way), they could come to Anfield to beg us.

    on 1:55 p.m.  


  10. Elizabeth said,

    to all mags remember the last player that was surplus to requiewrements at LFC YOU SHOULD HE IS YOUR DARLING MICKEY OWEN RAFA WOULD NEVER GIVE YOU INSUA AND AS FOR MILNER WE WANT A WINGER WHO WILL BEAT PLAYERS QUERESMA SILVA RIBERY BUT THEIR CLUBS WONT SELL NEWCASTLE HAVE NO CHOICE THEY ARE NICE PEOPLE WITH A CLUB WHO AT BEST ARE A MID TABLE SIDE WITH A NICE BUT POOR MANAGER DO NOT BE AFRAID AS I DO NOT THINK LIVERPOOL WILL BE WANTING TO BUY

    on 2:42 p.m.  


  11. Joe said,

    No way is that true.

    Rafa would never let Insua go as he is a massive prospect and already good enough for our first XI. Insua is going to be a top top player in the near future and we would never use hgim to get a player like Milner.

    on 3:12 p.m.