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Liverpool After Derbs (Apparently!)

Liverpool After Derbs (Apparently!)

Another day, another rumour! This time linking Blackburn Rovers' Young Player of the Year Matt Derbyshire with a move to Liverpool.

According to The Times Rafael Benitez has been so impressed with 21-year-old Derbyshire's first full season (even though this has only technically been a half, two thirds at most!) that he is prepared to make a £4 million move for the England under-21 striker. This offer, as good as it may sound would clearly be rejected by the club, and the player, I would suggest as he LOVES it with his boyhood club of Rovers!

This is of course mere speculation but it just goes to show that the belief I had in Derbyshire long before he finally got a chance was well placed! Who would have thought that we could even (even in mere speculation!) see Derbs linked with a £4 million move away from Rovers, especially to a club like Liverpool, a loan move to a League One, maybe Championship side would have been more likely for most…

Meanwhile Derbyshire insists he WILL NOT be a one-season wonder. After a dream debut season he is keen to prove it was not a one off, and is looking to come back and improve even more next season:

"I've been delighted with the way things have gone this season. It's been beyond even my expectations," Derbyshire told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"Getting as many goals as I got this season was a delight for myself and if I can do that again next season, and get a bit stronger as well, then that would be great.

"The key for me now is to build on this.

"I've spoken to a couple of people about next season and the main thing is to get the games in.

"If I get the games then I'm confident I'll score goals at this level


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Date:Saturday May 19 2007
Time: 11:12AM


Links to Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manure etc. etc. in the future (in my opinion) will be a common theme, the links with Liverpool now are a surprise but it just shows how good Derbs is, and can be. Again just speculation but if Liverpool "could" pay £4 million for Derbs then it's further proof that McCarthy (if sold) "should" go for AT LEAST £10 million!
Hughes Da Man
19/05/2007 11:14:00
WHAT a season my boy Derbs has had! He loves playing for the club and he loves scoring goals. He's got a long and very, very impressive Rovers future ahead of him. Neck on the line time (here is the bold predication I spoke of elswhere BomBom!) but I predict we'll be seeing Derbs at the 2010 World Cup with England, maybe (although unlikely?!?!) even the European Championships of 2008, if we even make it! Let's just hope WHEN, not IF this England recognition comes he'll still be a Rover. 2007-2008 will be a corker for Derbs, goals WILL be into double figures, dare I even say approaching 20!!!
Hughes Da Man
19/05/2007 11:15:00
well, lol rooney went for a bit didnt he? :D
19/05/2007 11:16:00
hands off you greedy scousers!
19/05/2007 12:01:00
They just want to add Derbs to back their "Champions League" aspirations in the future. But he's going NOWHERE! I was in a pretty good mood today but now feel slightly saddened by what I just read on Vital Liverpool, with regards to views towards the FA Cup Final today :( Maybe it's my "the FA Cup Final is SPECIAL" sentimental feeling?!?!
Hughes Da Man
19/05/2007 12:15:00
also I think in the long run derbs is worth more than McCarthy.. just look at the ludicrous prices being thrown around for Gareth Bale and the like.. young and promising English players are always expensive!
19/05/2007 12:20:00
the final was an absolute shocker!
19/05/2007 19:51:00
AWFUL wasn't it, but didn't we just know this would happen?!?! I still LOVE the FA Cup though. Just notied your thoughts on Derbs, you are so clearly right Derbs' long-term value to the club is far more important to the club than Benni's, both in financial and on the field footballing terms.
Hughes Da Man
20/05/2007 01:54:00
The CHelsea semi final wouldve been a fitting first final at new Wembley compared to that paint drying session on Saturday. Imagine being a United fan forking out upto £500 quid for a black market ticket to see that pile of shat AND your team lose to boot! A bargain day out had by all LMAO
20/05/2007 08:16:00
The final awful - and Giggs, Ferguson and Queerboy's comments reek of sour grapes - typical of the latter two. They lost fair and square but have blamed the ref. Derbs to Liverpool, can't see it, they have Crouch, Kuyt, Bellers and it is widely rumoured that Tevez will join them after the CL final.
20/05/2007 10:06:00
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