Who broke every deal over the transfer window, journo or ITK ?


Deep down we all love a bit of transfer gossip and where better to get it than Twitter, whether you have your notifications turned on for Paul Joyce or whether you prefer getting your news from IndyKaila, Twitter is the place where all the latest news is broke.

So with that said I wanted to have a look over all of Liverpool’s business this summer to see who broke the news first, would it be a journo or ITK ?


Liverpool’s first signing of the summer was Kostas Tsimikas and one that was broken by Greek outlet SDNA who reported Liverpool’s interest back in April.

Kostas Tsimikas Liverpool

Next up was the signing of Spanish midfielder Thiago Alacantara which was broken by Bayern insider Christian Falk back in June.

Young Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga came in under the radar for a fee of £700,000 from Fluminense, first reported by Italian Journalist Nicolo Schira.

The final incoming was Portuguese forward Diogo Jota who was a surprise signing from Wolves, but it was not a surprise to the king of ITK’s IndyKalia who was the first to break the news.


Out of the 3 incomings none were broke by a LFC journalist however things were a little different when it came to the outgoings, Dejan Lovren was first out the door which was broken by Paul Joyce of the Times.

Ovie Ejaria was next out when he moved to Reading however that deal was part of the loan arrangement from last season so for the purpose of this article we are not going to count that.

After his contract expired Adam Lallana moved to Brighton and the earliest report of the seagulls interest came back in June 15th by Football Insider.

The exit of Ki Jana Hoever took many by surprise and was first reported by The Daily Mails Craig Hope.

After some research the earliest report we could find of Sheffield United’s interest in Rhian Brewster came from Jamie Spencer of 90min football who reported back in August that the blades were holding talks with Liverpool for Brewster.


Adam Lewis moved to Amiens back in August but 2 days before his move the original interest was reported by French outlet RMC Sport.

Taiwo Awoniyi latest loan move to German outfit Union Berlin was first reported by Bild

Liverpool were hoping to offload Loris Karius on a permanent move this summer however they had to settle for another loan to Union Berlin this time broken by Simon Jones of the Mail (who was also the person who broke the news of Karius move to Liverpool)

One of the surprising loans of the transfer window was Tony Gallacher to MLS club Toronto FC which local outlet Liverpool Echo first reported on.

Sheyi Ojo is another player who has had many loan moves during his time at Liverpool and this season is no different when he joined Cardiff City which was first broken by @Podcast_TBG

The latest player to leave on loan is Colombian defender Anderson Arroyo who moved to Spanish Segunda B side Salamanca CF today but was first reported by local outlet Tribuna Salamanca.

Anderson Arroyo