Roy Hodgson Wants Steven Taylor At Liverpool

News today that new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has put Newcastle United’s Steven Taylor as one of his targets at Liverpool.

Steven Taylor – Liverpool interested in 24 year-old

Hodgson is reported to be ready to bid just £5M for the former England Under-21 captain Taylor, but that will not be enough to sway the Tyneside club to sell, we can assure him of that.

But Taylor has just one year left on his contract, and we understand Newcastle are working hard to put a new deal in front of Steven very shortly, and the hope is he will follow our other local lad, Andy Carroll, in signing a new improved deal at his home-town club.

Indeed, initial talks have already taken place between Taylor’s representatives, the Triple S agency, and the Newcastle club over a new contract and a four-year deal is said to be almost ready.

Hodgson is a long-term admirer of  the 24-year-old Taylor, and seems ready to test the waters at Newcastle, and Steven will no doubt be interested in exactly what deal the Newcastle club is willing to give him, but we expect Newcastle to meet Steven’s requirements.

Liverpool are not the only top club interested in the 24 year-old and  Arsenal, Aston Villa and Chelsea have also been reported interest in the player,  and are following the contract developments on Tyneside.

Roy also wants Fulham’s central defender Brede Hangeland to move to Liverpool with him, and he is ready to give Fulham £7M for the 29 year-old Norwegian.

We certainly don’t expect Steven to leave Newcastle this summer, and if he does it will be a severe disappointment as this lad is already good but can get a lot better, because of his vast potential.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • ginkoh

    Jul 4, 2010 at 5:39 AM

    Comment #1

    No way we should accept offer from Liverpool especially they’re not in UCL this season. I hope Taylor and Carrol will sign new contract soon.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2010 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #2

    taylor’s postional sense has to improve a hell of a lot and his ego needs to be kept in check too.
    If he can do both things, then great. If not, then not too upset if he does go.

  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Jul 4, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Taylor is not worth more than 5m, his contract ends in 12 months.
    Personally I would sell him as he is not as good as he thinks, he has not developed over the past 2 years.

  • MarkO

    Jul 4, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #4

    5m i would consider letting him go 7m then deffinetly let him go, can get much better players than him for cheaper

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jul 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #5

    whilst Taylor does think he is better than he actually is – will FATASH reinvest any money received?? Where are all these ‘better’ players for less than 5 million?? Why should we be selling one of our better players on hte cheap?

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 4, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #6

    All the family Taylor seem to do is come up with transparently exaggerated press releases about their lad. Barely a week ever passes without some club or another supposedly after him, all to strengthen his hand in the negotiating stakes and usually at the expense of the club (remember Louise Taylor..).

    PLEASE, will someone call this lad’s bluff and tell him to sign on for sensible wages and SHUT UP – or bugger off once and for all. I don’t think Taylor is that much better than loanee Fitz Hall, and our central defence certainly looked stronger for his absence than his inclusion. Willo and Colo would be my first choice pairing every time, with Kadar given plenty chances once either has the slightest twinge.

  • geordielad880

    Jul 4, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Steven taylor is one of the most overated players i have seen at the club, has terrible positional sense, gets too tight to defenders and gets turned so easily, and Ed i dont think we would get more than 5m for him, with 12 months on his contract, sell him and get mark reynolds from motherwell, better player and only would cost 2m ish.

  • winaldo

    Jul 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Taylor plays for the shirt he did not abandon ship after relegation after the aston villa game ‘I was the last Newcastle player to kick the ball in the Premier League, just booted it 200 yards in the air. I could not believe we were Championship players but that was the reality. I looked across and there were six hard nuts, skinheads, crying their eyes out. That’s what it meant and somehow they still clapped us off”

  • geordielad880

    Jul 4, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    I would sell s.taylor, alan smith, xisco, best and also nolan, fair enough nolan scored the goals in the fizzy pop league, but aint good enough for the prem, and as for smith he aint good enough for the fizzy even, get rid of them and gets some fresh legs, people who can actually run with a ball

  • Newutd

    Jul 4, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #10

    Sell Nolan? No way.

    The same goes for Taylor. He breaths Newcastle..

  • geordielad880

    Jul 4, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #11

    yeah he breathes newcastle, but hes still not good,im sorry i wouldnt keep a players for that reason alone, he is overated, and whats good about nolan, he is not good enough for the prem, he is sooooo slow, and a terrible passer

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #12


    Absolutely spot on. Nolan found his level last season, as did Smith when occasionally fit . We could save a lot of money on these people, plus Best and Taylor and as you say get some pace in the team, otherwise we will be like England and get totally over run.

  • geordielad880

    Jul 4, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #13

    totally agree 100% rotonda heights, we would save a fortune in wages aswell, which would free up more money for players, our best player by a mile is enrique, we need players who can run at defences, we have one outlet ball in jonas, pace frightens people, we are so predictable, if teams stop jonas and enrique, we get over run totally, nolan and smith just dont have the legs, i still remember the swansea game away last season, it was embarrasing, watching a team that could pass and move, while we chased shadows, imagine what arsenal will do lol!!!!!!!

  • Solaidback

    Jul 4, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #14

    So Geordielad880 = who would you get to replace these 5 players you’ve just mentioned as not being good enough, considering we have no money, are not in europe, have a £35k oer week wage cap & are the as big a club as we use to be back in the 90’s??? who are these better players you think will jump on the next plane to the North just to play for us???

    I’m really interested in who you think would do that & what make you so sure that theyd drop their old clubs for the oppotunity or playing in s B&W shirt & give 110% every week for maybe a drop in wages…..

    Last week I saw a post about Andy Carroll & how Stoke & Birmingham were after him & some one posted a comment like ‘ Why would Carroll leave us to play for clubs like those’…. my answer is, neither of those 2 clubs have a disorganized owners who’s not willing to back his manager & they are able to pay more wages than we are & before you say anything, neither of them are anywhere near in debt, especuilly Stoke who’re actually one of the better off clubs in the PL!!!

    So again, who’s going to come to us, knowing they’ll only earn around £35k a week when they could get £50k a weeks else wheres???

  • football souvenirs

    Jul 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #15

    best advice to Taylor is to stay where he is, just look at Liverpool, Newcastle will finsih higher than them next season.

  • StuW

    Jul 4, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Taylor and Carroll are two we need to pull out the stops to keep. Could be in England shirts next season. They are the present and future of our team.

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jul 5, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Taylor’s a bloody good defender -plenty of room for improvement, but anyone that thinks we could easily buy better for cheaper is deluded. Have you seen our defence over the past decade or so?! He’s only 24, which is young for a centreback. As long as he’s getting on well with the rest of the squad he should be chained to SJP.


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