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Is Monchi about to heist Liverpool for a third straight?

In their pursuit of the Serie A side’s Mohamed Salah, Liverpool are finding the Spaniard to be a tough cookie to crack again.

Liverpool have been told that Roma are “not a supermarket” as they continue to pursue their reported interest in Mohamed Salah.

The Serie A side’s sporting director Monchi confirmed to the club’s official website there is interest from an English club for the Egyptian, but said “we set the price and we decide if we sell at that price.”

Mo Salah

Mo Salah

Having dealt with the Spaniard twice before in his previous role at Sevilla, the Reds should be well aware of these tactics by now.

However, the Mirror reported last week that not even an eye-watering price tag of £42m was enough to dissuade the Merseysiders.

So it appears the Premier League side are about to be stung for a hefty fee at Monchi’s behest for the THIRD time in succession.

A deal for infamous midfielder Luis Alberto was the first struck between the transfer guru and Liverpool.

Liverpool's Luis Alberto celebrates goal

Liverpool’s Luis Alberto celebrates goal

The now 24-year-old was signed for £6.8m in July 2013, almost a month after Monchi said Liverpool’s original offer was not satisfactory.

Terms were finally agreed of course, and the player went on to play just nine Premier League games. He was sold to Lazio last summer for £4.3m

One year later Monchi was at it again. He rubbished Liverpool’s offer for Alberto Moreno saying “we couldn’t reach an agreement and I don’t think it can be revived.”

Although it took longer this time, Monchi still performed his heist.

Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action

Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno in action

Brendan Rodgers signed Moreno two months later for £12m and the Spaniard has been so disappointing at Anfield that midfielder James Milner usurped him at left-back last season.

He now appears to be up for sale this summer with Liverpool simply hoping to break even on the deal.

Although three years have passed since the Moreno transfer and Monchi has swapped Spain for Italy, he still appears hell-bent on holding Liverpool to ransom. And who can blame him?

 

Source: Monchi leading Liverpool a merry dance yet again with Roma negotiations

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  • S American Con

    Alberto and Moreno. He cartainly know how to get a top price for junk alright.

  • NG

    It’s ok to walk away. Most times, shopkeepers will run after you have called their bluff 😉

    • Redandyouknowsit

      Risky business though, hope no-one else shows an interest before the end of the month.

      • jolive

        would you go up against Klopp when it comes to a charm offensive?

        • Redandyouknowsit

          No I’m not that smooth, let’s hope Klopp can work his magic.

    • Pierre Levert

      Yeah, and being told you can’t afford something you really want works as well.

      • Redandyouknowsit

        Would we still be playing this game with them if the ffp wasn’t hanging over their heads?

        • Pierre Levert

          Who, knows we need a “Clint Eastwood” ,cigar in mouth and a steely stare, that might work.

          • Redandyouknowsit

            Could klopp keep a straight face long enough though?

          • Pierre Levert

            no…

        • jolive

          I believe we would, he can use both feet, he is good defensively and he’s Mane quick

        • gegenpressing

          The fear is that we have played this game before (with the same player even) and it didn’t turn out great for us. All it takes is for another team to come in and offer even marginally more than us and Roma would gladly take it to piss us off…I don’t trust Mourinho not to lick his lips at that like he did when he was with Chelsea…I mean, is Perisic even better than Salah and Utd are being asked to pay 50 mil…Better to get these kinds of things wrapped up so that we don’t have regrets even though we seem to be in a strong position…

          • Redandyouknowsit

            Totally agree, I just think the ffp is what is making lfc think they can get a bargain. Oh, for the good old days when the first we heard about a transfer was when it was being signed. Less gazumping and less of a frenzy about what we are doing wrong…or is that down to my rose tinted specs?

          • gegenpressing

            Think there is too much information available and too much of a demand for it for anything to be completely secret these days…In fairness, pretty much all the deals we did last season were covert until the last week of negotiations. Guess the club sometimes use the media as well to improve their position…My guess would be that most fans complain about their team’s transfers like we do…

  • Pierre Levert

    This should be easy to sort out coz it doesn’t look like anyone else is trying to get him.

    • gegenpressing

      You just know that’s like red flag to a bull for Mourinho especially if they get priced out of the Perisic deal…

  • Ian96

    Roma want £36 mil for him, pretty straight forward really, so either give them the money or piss off and annoy another club( not Soton coz we’ve already pissed them off) with a pathetically low offer for a player.
    Get a grip Liverpool, not every club has Aldi prices

    • gegenpressing

      We really don’t know what Roma want (suggestions have put it anywhere between 35 and 45 million). Businessmen (especially the hedge-fund kind that own Liverpool) get rich because they are able to do deals with terms favorable to them. They aren’t suddenly going to drop those traits because they now own a football club. At the end of the day, doing it their way could end up saving them about 10 mil and over the course of a transfer window, could mean funding for an extra player (if it works). It’s easy as a fan to say “just pay the money” but haggling is an expected part of most of these transactions. The important thing is knowing what the lowest the seller could possibly accept without being pissed off. It’s a risk and sometimes you get the VVD situation but at other times, you get good deals like the Clyne one. I understand the angst among the fanbase but I have decided to wait until the end of the window before any assessments…

  • Redandyouknowsit

    He’s only trying to get the most for his club. Every club does the same, even us recently! Southampton have screwed us over more than Monchi yet we still want Vvd.

  • RedNeve

    He’s got to sign now though.
    ‘Mystic Mido’ said he would….

    • Stan Dinaround

      If I recall, Mystic Mido chimed in last time, and he signed for Chelsea instead.

      • RedNeve

        Did he really?
        I think Mystic Mido’s compass is off….

  • Riiseandshine

    Ooooh we bought two players for 18m.if Moreno was for sale now after his Sevilla season he’d be valued over 20m..Chelsea want ten for a youth player Ffs! So no…we aren’t getting screwed. If he’s asking 42m walk away like they did with vvd..simple

    • Ian96

      We should sell Moreno for a cheeseburger, a happy meal is a trite too far, the knob.

  • Prince

    Looks like when Monchi sells us a player their not the best players either.

  • Brighton Red

    we should steer well clear of any player he wants to sell us, he obviously thinks we are mugs who’ll buy any crap he doesn’t want ~ our negotiators should just say no thanks, stand up, shake hands and leave.

    • Ian96

      I’d buy a bitch with big baps n put her on the wing, she might be crap but what fun we would have watching her huge coconuts bouncing all over the place. Imagine the close ups?
      Cold shower for Ian.

      • Kloppmeister

        Hahahaha active imagination there my friend

        • Ian96

          Thanks mate. I might be a little obsessed though. My councillor thinks I’m a perv, but that’s because I can’t help oggling her huge melons 😁

          • Pierre Levert

            You could always try to get a male councillor, but then again you might convince him to go out clubbing together at some exclusive Liverpool night spots where the local lasses are looking for a couple of good looking likely lads.

          • Ian96

            Sounds like a plan my mate🍺

          • Pierre Levert

            You never know you may see Moreno in there….

          • Ian96

            Oooooooohhhhhhhh noooooooo, you just burst my bubble😁

          • Stan Dinaround

            Ian spends most evenings in the local car parks..

          • Kloppmeister

            Think she might be in the wrong profession 🙂

      • Brighton Red

        ‘ Cold shower for Ian.’

        a dip in the chanel in December will sort you out mate ~ and freeze your assetts too !!

        • Pierre Levert

          Think Ian would prefer the young lady to have a dip in Channel~~No9, and take it from there …

          • Ian96

            Ian thinks you are right

          • Brighton Red

            I think if Ian dipped it in the sea the freezing water would start to boil !!

          • Ian96

            You might be right😀

        • Ian96

          Yep, I’m sure my assets will be well seized in the Channel, but hopefully I will have a warm handed big bapped woman to warm the cockles of my heart. I say heart as it’s before the 9o’clock watershed. Ask me what I really want warming when all the children are in bed 😯

          • Brighton Red

            nice cup of cocoa eh !!

          • Ian96

            Supplied by a woman with big baps, that will heat the channel my mate

          • Brighton Red

            you mean shaken between her big baps ( shaken not stirred a la James Bond eh ~ is it true you taught him all about women by the way 😉 )

  • Liverpool Football Club
    Monchi’s bitch.

    • globalcockup

      shut up and bend over

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