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Liverpool After Dutch Striker – More Competition For Carroll

We reported yesterday that Newcastle were interested in 21 year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong, who currently plays for FC Twente.

Luuk de Jong – both Newcastle and Liverpool interested

It would appear that the youngster, who has scored 21 goals in 52 appearances for his club, and was their top scorer last season with 12,  is behind Modibo Maiga as a Newcastle target.

It seems the Tyneside club would still like to bring the 24 year-old Sochaux striker to Newcastle, if they can ever get a deal worked out with his club, which is still questionable at the moment.

Maiga would cost around £7M and the price for the Dutch striker is said to be around £10M, so with Mike Ashley being very thrifty at the Newcastle club, if he sees Maiga as good a prospect as de Jong, then he will likely go for the cheaper option, and bring Modibo to the club in January.

But it’s interesting that Liverpool may bring in another striker in January, after they already brought in Andy Carroll and Louis Suarez last January.

The surprise to us is that Andy Carroll hasn’t looked the same player at Liverpool that we had at Newcastle, and he’s already having a hard job making the Liverpool starting eleven.

And Andy wasn’t even on the bench in England’s 2-2 draw at Montenegro last Thursday night,  and he seems to have fallen out of favor with Fabio Capello, because of  his fitness,  or lack thereof.

If Liverpool are indeed interested in Luuk De Jong, and if they get him in January, that will be even more competition for Andy Carroll, but of course that’s the name of the game in football, and Andy would have had to work hard for a starting position at Newcastle too.

It’s very rare that Newcastle players do well at other clubs when they leave Tyneside, but in Andy’s case we thought he would do very well at Anfield, and that’s only one of the reasons we were so upset last January 31st when he left.

We thought he would become England’s talisman, but that hasn’t happened, well not yet anyway.

There’s always time for Andy to come through big time for both England and for Liverpool, and we’ll just have to wait and see if he cam make a success of his Liverpool move.

It also seems that de Jong could be a better buy for Newcastle than Modibo, but again we’ll have to wait and see what Newcastle do, but don’t be surprised if the Magpies bring in a top striker very early in January.

Comments welcome.

36 comments so far


    Oct 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Worst career move Carroll could of made had he stayed local he would be the man not just another man…ah well

    As for us bringing in a striker come January heard it all before and I would be stunned if it were true this time

  • Stuart

    Oct 10, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Agree there like, Carroll should never have made the switch so early in his career. Would be very surprised if he ever plays to the level his transfer fee demands at liverpool.

    I’d love it if we got a striker in January, but it isnt exactly top priority. We’ve got Best, Ba and HBA, plus the squad lads…..and Shola haha.

    CB and either a LB or a RB depending where you want to play Santon should be top priority in January.

  • spitfire_

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Who was Carroll? And who cares about Loserfool?

  • estechco

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Looks like Liverpools chief scout has that phone tap on Graham Carr again!?!

  • AlwaysTOON

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #5

    I’v heard some roumers about Andy Carroll returning to Newcastle, but no serious remours. We will buy him for the half the price we sold him for. I for one, would be so deligthed to see our no. 9 back in black and whites!!
    – But i’m sure that would never be.


    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Is,nt it just typical that as soon as we start showing an interest in a player! One of the other teams start sniffing around aswel.

    We are going to have to stop shouting on here about potential targets!
    No-one had even heard of Tiote until just before we got him! I think that that was also the case with Cabaye!
    Maybe this means we are really going for young talent!
    But shshshsh! keep it stum!
    Would not surprise if Carr,s phone was tapped!

  • magpiebop

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #7

    Do we really need a leftback?
    We have three U21 international leftbacks in the squad already!

  • bjarne

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #8

    I think we should try to get Even Hovland a great defender from Norway ! Have seen him in some games in Tippeligaen and he´s been outstanding all season.


  • ballerfan2

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #9

    “We will buy him for the half the price we sold him for.”
    What – £17.5m for Carroll? Even if he was worth that (and he isn’t) there is no way our owner would be paying that kind of money.


    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #10

    If we went after players that no other PL team were interested in I’d be a bit concerned…I don’t really see why some complain when Liverpool Sunderland Spurs etc are linked with players as well

  • AlwaysTOON

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #11


    Yeah, I know that.. Just a stupid rumour, just saying that would be awesome! 😉

  • AlwaysTOON

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #12

    the only way Andy Carroll is gonna be good again, is if Liverfool buys Joey Barton or if Andy Carroll joins QPR x)

  • ballerfan2

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #13

    It does go to prove what a brilliant deal £35m was for NUFC though.
    I would say that the style of the current side wouldn’t necessarily suit Carroll in any case. Does anyone want to go back to that again – effective though it was up to a point.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #14

    Andy carroll worth about 3m only, 17.5 m is overprice

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #15

    AlwaysTOON, I knew you’d get it right if you wrote it differently often enough.

  • weg

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #16

    The sale of Carroll was a club decision. I dont think, as some do, that he wanted to leave. He had finally got the number 9 shirt and established himself as our no. 1.
    MA couldn’t turn down the cash, and Pardew just had eyes for his rebuilding program.
    We wont get Carroll back unless we get a geordie Sheik in charge!
    Haven’t really seen much of this Luuk De Jong kid. Is he any good?

  • AlwaysTOON

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #17



  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #18

    AlwaysTOON, roumers, remours and rumours.

  • AlwaysTOON

    Oct 10, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #19

    hehe, yeah

  • magpiebop

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Carroll isn’t going anywhere until his £90,000 a week contract at fool is up!


    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #21

    @ 10:

    Not a complaint! just an observation, it just seems that everytime a prospective player is named then Liverpool or Totenham, or Arsenal or after the same player!

    Maybe it logical to you but there,s coincidence and conicidence! Prefer no info at all if this happens, and players go to other clubs. Which is more or less what happened with Arsenal and Gervinho!

    Think we would be wrong to try and get Carroll back just to satisfy the No-9 spot! We need a striker for the shirt, yes but i don,t we need to rush to get that.

    And it needs to be the right player, Carroll did,nt want it and went but thats his mistake coz he will never get the recognition from the Pool supprters that he would of had for his home team! Bollocks to him!

    Luuk de Jong would be a great signing for us! But don,t think its going to happen! Ruiz made a major mistake going to Fulham too, as one player don,t make a team, an attacker is only as good as the players around him.
    Next we hear de Jong will be on his way to Fulham too!
    Sometimes its difficult to know what to believe!

  • ballerfan2

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Oh yeah – it wasn’t a bad deal for Carroll either was it? And £90kpw is why he forced the hand of Ashley and co. I do believe he didn’t really want to go but when that kind of money was waved in his face his head was turned and he didn’t want to miss the opportunity. After all the window was about to close and all that money was going to disappear with it.

  • cheikmate

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #23

    I like the rumour that we are after junior hoillett. He wud be unreal on the right wing for us and we would hav great competition on both wings!

    but then agen it is only a rumour taken from the metro of all sources, non-starter.

  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #24

    ballerfan, I agree but think he didnt leave for the money but that he wanted to use it as leverage over the club, however the fact that the price tag was over-valued also meant the wages were over valued… think he got swept up in the moment and has regretted it since, not cause we’re amazing or anything just that he never realise how much it meant playing for newcastle until he left!

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #25

    a wouldnt ever want Carroll back he could of stayed if he wanted to but he didnt simple.. cant say he was forced because you cant be forced to do something you dont want to do especially someone as strong minded as him.. plus if we sign him we’d be back playing sh*t football and a prefer to play the way we do now wher it actually utilises our players not bypasses them.. plus Ba nd Best are better

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Hoillet would be an immense signing, guarentees goals and assists plus he’s a real work horse.. hes class and will only get better playing with Benny and that

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #27

    must say im not very impressed with the new FM12

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Ben Arfa starts off injured for 4 month with damaged Achillies tendon.. yes he got injured in pre season but so did Chicarito for man utd and he aint injured he missed the first couple games aswel hmm favouritism?

  • jakesome

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #29

    @6 dont think scumberland, liverpool and tottenham are lookin at our blog for targets

  • jakesome

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #30

    @21 ‘And it needs to be the right player, Carroll did,nt want it and went but thats his mistake coz he will never get the recognition from the Pool supprters that he would of had for his home team! Bollocks to him!’
    too true that is m,te

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 10, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #31

    woulldn’t ever want carroll back, it would be hoof ball all over again and we’re starting to see a decent bit of passing football on the deck now for the first time in years.

  • i Toon

    Oct 10, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #32

    why is this post named “Liverpool After Dutch Striker – More Competition For Carroll” who cares if Carroll even gets a game he is not a Newcastle player anymore

  • shearermania

    Oct 10, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #33

    carroll-not worthy…nuff said


    Oct 10, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #34

    Jakesome: @ 29 and 30:

    Pleased that you seem to be thinking along the same lines as i am.

    And i hope that their targets would not be based on our blog or for that matter the great British Media!

  • jackson0022

    Oct 10, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #35

    I bet Luuk de Jong must be a great player like Luis Suarez, much better than Modibo Maiga. And we need more strikers because Ba will not be with us in African Cup.
    But about Carroll…I am not standing a really hostile position with him. If he come back cheap (like several million) and immediately score us loads of goals, we shall welcome him back. After all, we need players who do score!!! If he really does, we should not go against him.

  • jakesome

    Oct 10, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #36

    got to say im living with a liverpool fan and he has admitted they got ripped off for carroll, he hasnt any sort of form and ive got to say ……. ba ba ba ba ba im lovin it (demba)


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