The Week That Was – Friday 17th July

The Week That Was – Friday 17th July
July 18, 2015 Chris Rowland

By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes.

W/c Monday July 13th 2015.

Welcome to our weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally.

The Week in Football – Liverpool FC:


Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool have done good business in getting Manchester City to pay £49m for Raheem Sterling:

“He is a very good young player but he has not yet hit the heights of an Owen, Rooney, Fowler or Giggs at this stage of his career,” he said on Kicca. 

And another former player, striker John Aldridge, believes the Reds are better off without Manchester City-bound Sterling and that £49m is overpriced for the England forward. (Skysports)

QPR will pocket £9m from Sterling‘s imminent transfer. The England winger, aged 20, was signed by Liverpool for £500,000 in 2010 but a 20% sell-on clause was part of the deal. (Daily Mail)

A change in club policy that many have already observed? Brendan Rodgers at his first news conference in Bangkok:

“Transfers is not really something I want to go into in a press conference. I spent a lot of last season talking about transfers and don’t intend to this year. Any business done will be done behind the scenes at the club.”

Rodgers Thailand

Rodgers also spoke about Thailand and the new coaching staff appointments. The full interview is here on

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