Five of the best free transfers from the 2015/2016 Premier League Season

English Premier League clubs notoriously spend vast sums of money in the transfer market, with last season representing a prime example of that. Specifically after the 2016 January transfer window closed, it was revealed that Premier League clubs had spent more than £1bn on transfers during a single season for the first time. Whilst the Premier League clubs 2015 summer spending reached £870m, they spent a further £175m during January, to give a total transfer expenditure for the season of £1,045bn. That exceeded the previous record of £965bn, which was…

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UEFA ranks James Milner among best players at Euro 2016

Euro 2016 in France is approaching fast. In light of the tournament, the UEFA has published the results of their specially designed player barometer, which analyses statistics and performance data. The current top three, as the rankings is updated regularly, has been the same for some time now. With Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo leading the way, followed by Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and France’s Antoine Griezmann. Another France international, West Ham’s Dimitri Payet, has been dubbed a fast riser by the UEFA and is currently ranked fourth. Just in front of…James Milner. The…

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Stats prove James “Messi” Milner has been on fire in 2016

Liverpool came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 in the return of their Europa League quarter-final encounter. Dejan Lovren will forever be remembered for scoring the Reds fourth and decisive goal, but it’s also important to note that the perfect cross ball came from James Milner. The 30-year-old has now provided nine assists in 2016, which ranks the England international among the best players in that regard. Only three players have provided more assists this year. Atletico Madrid’s Koke and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi sit at ten assists…

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England fans are not happy with Roy Hodgson’s latest decision [Tweets]

England manager Roy Hodgson has decided to hand the captaincy of the Three Lions to Liverpool midfielder James Milner for the upcoming friendly against Netherlands. This move comes just after 24 hours of Milner stating that he could quit his England career if he doesn’t feature in Hodgson’s plans anymore. He said: “I don’t want to be travelling round and not really contributing and just being a good tourist. I want to contribute and if the manager sees I have a part to play, great. “If not, it would be better…

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Liverpool vs Man City – Capital One Cup Final Preview

It promises to be a titanic tussle at Wembley on Sunday afternoon as Jurgen Klopp aims to win his first trophy as Liverpool boss as they contest the Capital One Cup final with Manchester City, who are looking to win the competition for the second time in three years. Success in 2014 was Manuel Pellegrini’s maiden piece of silverware at City and this one could well be his last, as it has already been confirmed that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season. Currently fourth…

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Dani Alves calls Liverpool player his toughest opponent and Pep Guardiola “a football Einstein”

Barcelona’s winger Dani Alves has named his toughest opponent, and it’s not who you would expect, while calling Pep Guardiola “a football Einstein”. The Brazilian has faced some of the world’s best players in his career. Just think about the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Juan Mata and David Silva. However, the 32-year-old says Liverpool’s James Milner always gave him the most problems. “I have faced many, but the most annoying was James Milner,” Alves told The Times. “He follows you forward and follows you backwards. It’s very difficult because he…

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(Video) Liverpool 2-0 Adelaide: New boys combine to bag friendly victory for Reds

Two new Liverpool players combined to give the side a well deserved victory on the final stop of their stay in Australia. Both James Milner and Danny Ings managed to get on the scoresheet in what turned out to be a good workout for Brendan Rodgers’ men as they prepare for the upcoming season. Milner, who already found the net against Brisbane Roar last week, opened the scoring in the second half when he latched on to a low driven ball across the face of goal to tuck the chance…

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Is THIS Liverpool’s BEST starting XI next season: Benteke and Firmino to slot in well

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Liverpool have set the pace in the transfer market so far this summer. With news that Christian Benteke is set to become the latest new face to join the Reds manager Brendan Rodgers now has some serious options for how he can set up his side over the next nine months. Below, is what we feel will be Liverpool’s strongest starting XI for the 2015/16 season. GK: Simon Mignolet The Belgian recovered from an early season wobble to reaffirm his status as the club’s undisputed first choice goalkeeper. RB: Nathaniel…

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Liverpool confirm 2015/16 squad numbers for new signings

Liverpool have confirmed the squad numbers for four of their summer signings ahead of the 2015/16 season. As reported on the club’s official website the Reds have given their new faces their new numbers so fans can get started on getting their shirts printed. Having already welcomed the likes of Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings, James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Bogdan and Joe Gomez to the club, they are all joined by last summer’s arrival Divock Origi, who has now linked up with the side following a year back on loan…

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Liverpool gossip: SHOCK Gerrard replacement targeted and Milner KNOWS he’s boring

Tuesday’s biggest Liverpool news and transfer rumour gossip. Raheem Sterling’s arrival at Manchester City is set to speed up the sales of strikers Edin Dzeko, 29, and Stevan Jovetic, 25, to Roma and Inter Milan respectively, the Manchester Evening News. Both players have previously emerged as targets for Brendan Rodgers, and he may well be tempted to make a move for one of them to take Sterling’s place in the squad. Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 30, says he rejected the advances of Inter Milan before committing his long-term future to…

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Liverpool set to announce Jordan Henderson as new club captain

Jordan Henderson looks set to be given the unenviable task of following in the footsteps of Steven Gerrard, after the Daily Star reported that he is set to be given the captain’s armband. READ MORE: Liverpool News Liverpool close in on move for Real Madrid star Asier Illarramendi Liverpool receive boost as Alexandre Lacazette stalls on new deal It would not be a surprise should the former Sunderland man be given the role ahead of the new Premier League season, as he was previously given the responsibility when the club…

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REVEALED: Liverpool new boys Roberto Firmino and James Milner pick their shirt numbers for next season

Liverpool new boys Roberto Firmino and James Milner have apparently already chosen their new squad numbers ahead of the 2015/16 season, according to the Metro. READ MORE: Chelsea News and Goals Petr Cech’s Arsenal move edges closer Chelsea set to miss out on Belgian star Just 24 hours after Brazil international Roberto Firmino agreed to join the Reds from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, he has opted to don the number 11 shirt once he finally links up with his new teammates. Meanwhile, fellow recent arrival James Milner, who joined the club…

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Liverpool news and rumours: New signing discusses dream move

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Here is Monday’s news and rumours concerning Liverpool: READ MORE: Liverpool News and Gossip Liverpool hero backs new signing to shine at Anfield Liverpool have already found Raheem Sterling’s replacement, according to former Red New Liverpool forward Danny Ings has revealed that “words can’t describe” how he feels about his move to Anfield, the Liverpool Echo reports. The former Burnley man will complete his move from Turf Moor on July 1st. Former Reds hero Gary McAllister believes that another new signing can inspire the Merseyside club back towards the Premier…

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Former Liverpool hero backs new signing to thrive at Anfield

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Former Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister has backed James Milner to shine at Anfield next season, after the former Manchester City joined the Reds on a free. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Gossip Liverpool ALREADY have Raheem Sterling’s replacement Liverpool plot bid for Spanish international striker According to the Daily Star, McAllister believes that the versatility that Milner offers will be a valuable asset for Brendan Rodgers to have. “He’s a quality player, he can play in three or four different positions and he’s a very, very experienced international footballer,” he…

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Nine Premier League bargain buys: including former Manchester City trio

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Despite the lucrative television deal that is set to see clubs in the Premier League earn astronomical numbers whether they have a good season or not, sides will still be on the lookout for a bargain this summer as they look to improve their squad for the next campaign. READ MORE: Defender tells club to let him join Man United Liverpool target raid for £17m Premier League midfielder Bundesliga star issues come-and-get-me plea to Chelsea And already, many teams have dipped into the market and secured some excellent talent at…

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James Milner is a good signing for Liverpool, but they won’t replace Gerrard

This week Liverpool made what is arguably the first big move of the transfer window by bringing James Milner to the club on a free from Manchester City. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals Milner, though he is not glamorous, is a fantastic player. There isn’t much he cannot do and he will certainly be missed by City fans next season for more reasons than just their home grown quota taking a knock. There has been a feeling that Liverpool fans aren’t too happy with the deal, though, as if…

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Liverpool confirm deal to sign James Milner

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Liverpool have announced their first signing of the summer will be Manchester City midfielder James Milner, confirming the deal on their official website. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals The move has been on the cards for some time, and the England international has agreed personal terms and will now finalise his move upon completion of a medical. He will then link up with the Reds on July 1 when his deal with City officially expires. The 29-year-old enjoyed a successful spell with City, picking up two Premier League titles,…

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Liverpool hero thinks possible new signing could be captaincy contender

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that James Milner could be the Reds’ next captain, should he complete his move to Anfield. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals The Daily Mirror report that the England international could move to Merseyside once his contract expires at current club Manchester City, and could have extra responsibility arrive at his door straight away, according to the pundit. “The news of the likely arrival of James Milner at Liverpool throws up a few questions, I think it’s a very good signing a free transfer who can play…

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Liverpool close in on first two signings, but may pull out of striker deal

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Liverpool’s transfer window will kick into life in the coming days as the club expect to complete two signings during a pivotal week for Brendan Rodgers. Latest and breaking transfer rumours, news and gossip from the January and summer transfer windows 2015 brought to you by the world’s favourite football blog – CaughtOffside.com! The Independent report that the Northern Irishman will meet with chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group’s second largest shareholder Mike Gordon to discuss an uninspiring season that saw the Reds fall from title contenders to a side…

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