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Liverpool Lose Out On ‘Norwegian Agger’?

Date: 15th January 2013 at 12:12 pm
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Norway's Vegard ForrenYESTERDAY, had reportedly accepted a£4m bid by for central defender ; however after the player touched down in England, the proposed move is off, with Forren seemingly now headed for Southampton.

Rather than bidding, as widely reported, Liverpool had only offered a trial to the Norwegian, with Brendan Rodgers preparing to assess the defender at today.

However, Molde have now accepted a concrete offer from Southampton and Forren has made a u-turn, instead heading South for talks with the Saints this afternoon.

Norwegian television channel, , originally broke the Liverpool story in Scandinavia early yesterday, where it was then picked up by and the in the UK.

Forren was a stand-out player for Molde as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lifted the Tippeligaen (Norwegian title) last season, as well as making his debut for the Norwegian national side.

His progress hasn’t gone unnoticed on this side of the North Sea with several Premier League clubs said to have been running their eyes over the defender. TV 2 had even announced that Liverpool had acted swiftest of all to secure his signature, having had an offer accepted.

According to TV2 yesterday:

“Molde has accepted a bid from Premier League club Liverpool. The 24-year old is travelling to England on Tuesday to undertake a medical.”


The Daily Mirror however, claimed that the deal was on a trial basis and that Forren will train with the first team at Melwood on Tuesday; something which has now proven true, and since confirmed by Molde manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:

“We have had a good dialogue with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who wanted to speak with Vegard and see him in training.

“We agreed that he could go there to see the conditions. But Liverpool have not made a bid.”

Forren has been likened in Scandinavia to Liverpool’s very own because he’s good on the ball, strong and left-footed. It remains to be seen just how the Norwegian will settle in the Premier League, but if any comparisons with Agger prove true, then Liverpool fans could bemoan ‘the one that got away’.

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43 thoughts on “Liverpool Lose Out On ‘Norwegian Agger’?

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  • redrum
    1 year ago

    I said 3 months ago Rodgers was a joke , did most people listen ? no . they wanted to give him time , have patience , let his signings get up to speed .
    Well he has had time . Now anyone still having ‘faith’ is Rodgers is either really really stupid and doesnt understand football at all , or really really naive and delusional .

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  • Ozred
    1 year ago

    Classic. All this pathetic whinging dribble over notaspersing 4m on a bloke that none of you would have seen kick a ball.

    Did city united Chelsea arsenal put an offer in for him? He’s ended up at a team that will be in the championship in 2 years time and we’ve more than likely saved ourselves about 10m by not offering a contract.

    What makes this even funnier is that all you same pecker heads would have been * and moaning like school girls had we signed him.

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    • fotheringham
      1 year ago

      Once again stupidity pours out of ozred . Never had 1 intelligent comment from you .

      Tch . aussies and footbal eh ?

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      • Ozred
        1 year ago

        So you want this Norwegian agger or you don’t want him? Just another sad little geezer with nothing going on. Move along you twit.

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    • Keane
      1 year ago

      City , Utd or Arsenal didnt want Sturridge either … yet you have been banging on about him

      talk sense or be quiet

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      • Ozred
        1 year ago

        City had sturridge u fool. They also have 40 million to spend every time they want to buy a striker. If we had that sort of cash to spend I’d take aguero and move sturridge on as well.

        Please show the least but of intelligence or don’t bother posting as you make a fool of yourself every time you do.

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        • Phil
          1 year ago

          Your the stupid one , never met an Australian that understood football yet , but now we have a troll pretending to LOL

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  • ozred
    1 year ago

    Classic Phil. Did you take the dummy out of your mouth when you spat out that jibberish???

    Do you want the Norweigien or not??? It’s not a hard question.

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    • Gary
      1 year ago

      do u even know what shape the ball is ? dumb troll

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