Liverpool monitor Keirrison situation

April 16, 2009 at 12:13 7 comments


Liverpool could be ready to make an early swoop for Palmeiras striker, Keirrison, if his side crash out of the Libertadores in the group stage.

Last night, the São Paulo club could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to fellow Brazilians Sport Recife and are in danger of missing out of the next phase of South America’s most prestigious club competition.

But while Palmeiras struggle, Keirrison’s goal-scoring record continues to impress. The 20-year-old notched against Sport on Wednesday to make him top scorer in the Libertadores with six goals. In total, the youngster has struck 19 times in just 21 games for Palmeiras this season.  

In recent weeks, the prolific forward has been watched by Barcelona and Lyon.  Liverpool may also have to compete with the likes of Real Madrid and AC Milan who are also keeping tabs on the player.

Keirrison’s next game for Palmeiras is the semi-final second leg showdown with Santos and you can see that one with us this Saturday 18:10 (Brasilia). Santos lead 2-1 from the first match but Keirrison’s record against the boys from the Vila is excellent after having scored ten times against them in just three games (3 for Palmeiras and 7 for Coritiba). The decider will pitch Keirrison against Brazil’s latest teenage sensation, Neymar. Santos have already slapped a €22 million price tag on the 17-year-old who many are saying could be even better than Pelé.




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All to play for in the semi-final second legs of the Campeonato Paulista Palmeiras crash out of the Paulista

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Top Posts «  |  April 16, 2009 at 21:45

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  • 2. Bruno Romani  |  April 17, 2009 at 05:19

    since all these talks about apossible transfer started, his performances just went down the hill. But let’s give him a break: imagine his agent, the greedy dudes from Traffic and Luxemburgo all involved in one transfer. This kid must be going crazy.

  • 3. Sexton Blake  |  April 17, 2009 at 07:32

    ‘the 17-year-old who many are saying could be even better than Pelé.’…Are they really, though?

  • 4. pitacodogringo  |  April 17, 2009 at 09:57

    Sexton Blake
    well, Pelé himself said Neymar could be even better than he was – But the King does tend to talk bollox at times haha

  • 5. Paul  |  April 18, 2009 at 20:32

    The Palmeiras X Santos game just finished five minutes ago. As hard as I looked I couldn’t find Keirrison on the pitch. He can forget about being signed by any European team the way he has been playing, since the transfer rumours started. Some heads are going to roll at Palmeiras very soon. If they’re eliminated from the Libertadores, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Luxemburgo go. Fabinho Capixaba, Mauricio Ramos, Evandro are Danilo Serie C players and must go before the Brasileirao starts, unless Palmeiras wants to be relegated again. On a positive note Diego Souza played a great game, until he lost his head. He will probably be severely punished for that bad temper of his. I’m not quite sure whether his punishment will carry on to the Brasileiro or if it’s just going to be for next year’s Paulista. Pierre was spectacular. If I were Dunga, I would test him out. Fabio Costa is lucky Santos qualified or he would be burned at the stake for that “Frango de Placa.” As for Neymar, he had a great game, but will never be better than Pele. Looking forward to hear your opinion in your next entry, Jon.


    P.S. Was the play that originated Santos’ penalty offside? I couldn’t tell. Thanks.

  • 6. Paul  |  April 18, 2009 at 21:22

    The play that originated the Santos penalty was onside. I also realized that Luxemburgo probably won’t get sacked because of his contract.

  • 7. pitacodogringo  |  April 18, 2009 at 21:44

    Keirrison can disappear from games and perhaps needs to work on his defensive duties a little more. but he had absolutely no service vs Santos so it’s hardly surprising he didn’t get a look in. what shocked me was those Palmeiras fans who started booing him later in the game. for a 20-year-old, his scoring record is phenomenal and they should remember that.
    i think today’s match showed just how important Cleiton Xavier is to Palmeiras and how they struggle without him – it also showed what an imbecile Diego Souza can be – a six-month ban might give him time to grow up


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