Liverpool eye Man United target, plus links to Barcelona star!

first_img 7 Could this Barca star be a better option than Clyne? – Having been on Liverpool’s radar for past two years, Martin Montoya could be on his way to Anfield following Glen Johnson’s exit. Nathaniel Clyne is the clear favourite to replace the former Chelsea and West Ham full-back but if Rodgers and FSG want to look for a cheaper deal then Montoya is a fine replacement. 7 Can Liverpool beat Manchester United to the signing of England’s right back? Click the arrow above, to see a cheaper option at right back for Brendan Rodgers – Having nearly signed for Manchester United, Liverpool are now in line to sign yet another Southampton player in Nathaniel Clyne. Glen Johnson’s Anfield exit, and John Flanagan’s curse with injuries, makes the right back spot a priority for Rodgers. In a season that has resulted in an England call-up, Clyne looks to be ending up in Merseyside soon with The Independent reporting Southampton are asking for £15m. Liverpool’s fourth summer signing, Charlton Athletic’s promising defender. Click on the arrow above, to see which European star is back on Liverpool’s radar – Liverpool have completed the signing of Charlton’s Joe Gomez. The 18-year-old has agreed a ‘long-term’ deal at Anfield, on an undisclosed fee Is this the powerhouse to lead Liverpool’s attack? Find out which Bundesliga star is subject in a transfer war between Liverpool and Manchester United by click the arrow above – Christian Benteke saw his season revitalised after Tim Sherwood’s introduction as Aston Villa manager. The Belgian striker scored 12 goals in 13 games towards the end of the season, find the back of the net four more goals than all of Liverpool’s strikers. The 24 year-old has 42 Premier League goals to his name and with his height and presence he has proven to be a nightmare for defenders. Something in which Liverpool desperately need. Former Reds midfielder Ray Houghton claimed in an interview with talkSPORT, the Villans striker is Brendan Rodgers’ No.1 target: “I heard Benteke was one of their major priorities in the summer, that he was the one that they were looking for.” The attacking midfielder in a transfer tug of war between Liverpool and Manchester United. Click right to see which youngster is Liverpool’s fourth confirmed signing of the transfer window – The Mirror report Liverpool are trying to tempt Bundesliga star Roberto Firmino away from a move to Manchester United. The attacking midfielder, currently playing for Hoffenheim, has scored 49 goals in 153 games whilst in Germany. With a bid of around £20m, the German side will be willing to negotiate. The Ukrainian winger linked with a host of Premier League clubs could replace Sterling, if sold. Click the arrow above to see which England international could be on his way to Anfield – Metro report Liverpool are back in the market for Yevhen Konoplyanka. The Ukrainian winger was linked with a move to Anfield last season as well as a move to Tottenham and West Ham. With the potential departure of Raheem Sterling, a winger with experience in Europe would be a great replacement. The transfer window will open officially in just 11 days time, and the speculation is reaching fever pitch as Premier League clubs get set to splash the cash.Liverpool have been one of the busiest clubs in the window so far, completing their fourth signing in Joe Gomez on Saturday having already signed James Milner, Danny Ings and Adam Bogdan.But what’s the latest gossip surrounding their transfer plans? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see the players linked with a switch to Anfield… 7 7 7 7 7 Is this man’s future at Anfield drawing to a close? Read all about the latest transfer rumours below, then find out which Premier League star could partner Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge upfront – Manchester City have so far seen initial package offers of £30m and £35m dismissed for Raheem Sterling, but believe that an offer comprising a larger up-front payment of £40m plus add-ons amounting to around £5m could get the deal done. Pellegrini’s side are the outright favourites to sign the England winger, who has admitted his future lies elsewhere. last_img read more

Uptown eatery gets liquor license

first_imgWHITTIER – The City Council has reversed itself, granting Steve’s BBQ in Uptown Whittier a permit allowing it to sell hard liquor. The council voted 3-2 on Sept. 13 to deny the request, but Councilwoman Cathy Warner changed her vote Tuesday, to give majority approval to the permit for the restaurant at 7006 Greenleaf Ave. “There were three areas we need to focus on: public safety, concentration of liquor licenses (in the Uptown area) and noise,” she said. “There was new information on these three issues and that’s what persuaded me to change my vote.” Warner was the only council member to change her vote. Mayor Greg Nordbak and Councilman Doug Lopez again voted in favor of approving the permit. Councilmen Bob Henderson and Owen Newcomer again voted against it. Warner said one key change for her was when the council revoked a permit allowing Rome Fine Dining to sell alcoholic beverages. It is located across the street from Steve’s BBQ. “In regard to public safety, (Rome Fine Dining) no longer has the same crowd and there are the same issues there were before. It also doesn’t have a liquor license and that means there’s one less,” she said. Warner also said that Steve Hernandez, owner of Steve’s BBQ, also will take measures to reduce noise. Henderson said he isn’t satisfied because he still has concerns about noise and about how the restaurant became a “hang-out” for a motorcycle gang. “We should proceed very cautiously,” he said. “I think Mr. Hernandez is on the right track. If he does clean the situation up and put in security measures, I have no problem with him coming back in a few months and making another application. “We’ve got to be very cautious in not getting back to the Noa Noa (a former restaurant-bar) and Ibiza situation where it becomes primarily a bar,” he said. Nordbak said the city has imposed 63 restrictive conditions on the restaurant. “We should give this man an opportunity to be a good neighbor and a good citizen and allow him to expand his business,” he said. But Henderson said that it isn’t easy to revoke a conditional-use permit because it usually means going to court. Steve’s BBQ, which has been in existence for four years, has a permit to sell wine and beer. The owner now will be the fourth in Uptown Whittier to have a permit to sell hard liquor. Before his permit will go into effect, the Police Department must approve a security plan, an interior noise meter to alert management when the decibels exceed 95 (as high as an ambulance siren) and weather stripping over the doors. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more