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Pre-Season And Transfers Update

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So, as I'm sure you will have heard, Liverpool have missed out on the signing of Loic Remy after the Frenchman failed a medical in Boston with Reds staff. With speculation travelling around about the whole ordeal no matter how the final decision was made and who made it, Liverpool fans can't help but feel disheartened after missing out on the striker.

In other transfer news, Dejan Lovren has finally sealed his dream move to the Reds and seems very excited at the prospect of playing in front of an Anfield crowd. I like Lovren but as many will have seen from my Twitter updates, I just don't feel currently he's much better than the players we already have in our defence, however I do feel as though Brendan will be able to get the best out of him and Lovren is afterall only 25, his potential can flourish and I sincerely hope it does after paying £20 million for the privilege.

It's hard to feel massively excited with Liverpool's transfer dealings so far in this win…

Reds Start Pre-Season At Brøndby

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Blink and you'd of missed it. That's right, after all the madness of the World Cup, pre-season friendlies are here! Liverpool face their first opposition this evening in a match against Daniel Agger's old Brøndby side in Denmark.

Brøndby are a successful team in Denmark having won the title ten times, last season they finished fourth and they will surely be excited at the prospect of facing Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool outfit.

With new signing Lazar Markovic sealed yesterday. Rodger's has the Serbian as an option along with the other new boys - Lallana, Can and Lambert.

Liverpool's Pre-Season schedule can be seen below (info taken from www.liverpoolfc.com)

July
19 - Preston (A) 24 - Roma (H) 27 - Olympiakos (H) 30 - Man City (H)
August
2 - Milan (H) 10 - Dortmund (H)
The Roma game sees the start of the Reds' American tour with some cracking opposition I think you will agree! Afterwards the lads will return to face Dortmund at Anfield before the season begins o…

Past Players: Volume 8 - Ian Callaghan

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Ian Callaghan is a player stamped into Anfield folklore after recording a massive 857 appearances for the club. Callaghan who was born in Toxteth in April 1942 was a versatile midfielder who began his career at Liverpool on the right wing and eventually ended up in the centre.

Callaghan is a name you learn as a Liverpool fan no matter what age you are sucked into the club but it is the older generation who had the privalege to experience his ability and charm first hand.



The Basics

Full Name: Ian Robert Callaghan
Date Of Birth: 10th April 1942
Born in: Toxteth, Liverpool
Position: Midfielder

Personal Life

Unlike a lot of Liverpool legends that I end up writing about on the blog Callaghan was a boyhood Liverpool fan and not infact a bluenose. He joined Liverpool as an apprentice in 1960 at the age of 17.

Callghan is also different in that, unlike a lot of past players he hasn't sought after the limelight. He's a very down to earth man and after retiring, other than starting up an…