Steven Taylor Now Strongly Linked With Liverpool

With Jamie Carragher’s dislocated shoulder keeping the Liverpool stalwart on the sidelines for up to three months, news today Liverpool are now targeting Newcastle’s Steven Taylor.

Steven Taylor – a Liverpool target?

The news, although this is not the first time Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has been linked with Steven Taylor this season, is being reported today in the Evening Chronicle.

A source at the Liverpool club told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Taylor is certainly one of the players who has come into the equation now that Carra is out for three months.”

“It’s a massive blow for Roy Hodgson to lose a player like him. But he knows he has just got to get on with it, and that means asking the new board to release funds to sign some cover.”

“Taylor isn’t the only defender that has been mentioned but, if he is available, then he will come under serious consideration.”

And Wolves are also said to be interested in the player, but we have no idea why Steven would want to leave Newcastle United for Wolves, which is hardly a step up for the player – apologies to Wolves supporters reading this – but it’s true.

Last August, Steven Taylor was transfer-listed after he had failed to agree to a new contract with the club, and he remains on the transfer list,  but only this week a new contract, thought to be quite generous, has been put in front of Steven’s agent Paul Stretford.

As we said this morning – time is starting to run out for Steven, and if  the local lad goes in the January sales, then Newcastle would seemingly go after David Wheater of Middlesbrough with the money they get for Steven, and still make a decent profit.

If Steven wants more money at Newcastle, and the club will not relent on that – then we’d be OK with Steven leaving his home town club – as long as we can bring in David Wheater as his replacement in January.

And Liverpool will probably be able to offer him a better deal than Newcastle’s, to get him to join the Merseyside club.

We’re no longer interested in having players at Newcastle  who are only here for the money – we had enough of that with players like Michael Owen.

Those days at Newcastle are gone, they’re over, they’re history, they’re dead, they’re finished, sobre, kaput  – we hope we make our point clear! 😀

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Toonkistan

    Dec 1, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Liverpool would be a great move for Saylor where he can get passionate fans like toon but i’d prefer him to sign for us

  • jarnytoon

    Dec 1, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #2

    if he signs, he signs if he dont’t……move on! i think johnson on loan in january would be pucker! n when the season is over and we’re stil in the premiership….;)…… i think aloan or perm move for ryan babel (the kid is ace we all know it) and if taylor goes id go for bhoularouz (sorry for the spelling) he aint getting a game for stuttgart and is a quality defender!!

  • Toonkistan

    Dec 1, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    i dont think we can get johnson however a loan move for donovon would be cracking but he’s more interested in everton

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 1, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #4

    If taylor goes i don’t want wheater – he’s a total donkey and ”alleged” footballer !

    Would rather give Kadar a run. besides we’ve still got colo, willo and sol

  • spanishtoon

    Dec 1, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #5

    I really couldnt care less if Taylor goes, he is too prone to mistakes and he isnt even first choice. cash in!

    Beware the lesser spotted Ferguson!

    Oh and the lesser spotted blue tit (adebayorus maximus!)


  • expatgeordie

    Dec 1, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #6

    spanishtoon I am sorry you don’t know what you are talking about if S Taylor & Campbell stay as the CB pairong for the rest of the season we can look forward to a top half at least finish. I hope Taylor signs a new contract & I would give Campbell an extra year also

  • G

    Dec 1, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Spanishtoon is only here to try and peddle his sh*t website for google adsense reasons expat. Ignore him.

  • Ericles

    Dec 1, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Agreed expatgeordie. You make sense – common sense.

  • Davies

    Dec 1, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t care anymore. If he goes, we replace him, if we need to, which we probably don’t. Bored of listening to it.

    How about us getting a nippy little strike partner for Big Andy, eh!

  • Davies

    Dec 1, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh, and expatgeordie, you could argue the same point about Willo and Colo. Not really much of an argument.

  • expatgeordie

    Dec 1, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Davies I think Taylor & Campbell are the best pairing we’ve got. I do rate Colo but I think Williamson is starting to get found out in the PL. I think that is why CH is looking at other options like Wheater.

  • Whitecap

    Dec 1, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #12

    If he doesn’t sign a contract by January, I’m sure he is as good as gone. That said, I’d like him to stay. He played well against Chelsea and I feel he will only get better playing with Sol, maybe even play for England in the future. Plus he’s a Geordie. But if he won’t sign a reasonable contract, then he can go.

  • allan666

    Dec 1, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #13

    never really rated taylor , plenty of heart no real talent . that said david wheater is one of the worst defenders i have ever seen in the premier league

  • toonster88

    Dec 1, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #14

    i think its time steve himself made up his mind.if he wants to go its his free will,if not fine.but i think in my own f888ing opinion its high time he gave some hints.newcastle…the club and city is bigger than steve taylor and he should know….in the north east…will go on without him

  • davis_toons

    Dec 1, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Ryan Babel??? Yes. I like him to play, given more chance he can improve.

    Player exchange if Staylor really wanted the contract that we cant afford.

    And get David Wheater in.

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 1, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Those days are gone for us but I think they are just starting for Liverpool. They will probably have a new manager before the end of the season and they will want new players again.

    BTW Does Spanish Toon ever post without putting a link in to his own website.

  • Solaidback

    Dec 1, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m sorry but who says that Cessepool will pay him £75k a week??? from what I’ve read of their new owners, they’re not going to be spending a great deal in Jan & they want to cut back on wages like the rest of the PL clubs, so I doubt they’ll be offering any avaerage player £75k a week, it’s all crap-loid rubbish again… They lose Carra for 3 month & Saylor hasn’t signed his new contract, so 2+2=5…. no real source for the story, just someone crap-loid jurno doing the math!!! incorrectly I may add… lol 😉


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