August 2010 Archives
THE transfer window is drawing to a close with deadline day - and you can keep up to date with all the latest moves, right here.
LUCAS today insisted he is ready to fight for his Liverpool future - as Stoke prepared an audacious deadline day move for the midfielder.
JAVIER MASCHERANO completed his move to Barcelona last night - with the Catalan giants insisting in a buy-out clause of 90million euros in his new contract.
WHEN the fixtures for the new season were published back in June, I have no doubt that many of you, like me, will have spent a couple of hours studying and predicting.
YOU might have been able to tell initially as he wheeled away in celebration but a weight will have lifted from Fernando Torres' shoulders on Sunday.
The entire stadium will be ticketed and the following prices will apply: Main Stand, Centenary Stand, Anfield Road and Paddock ÃÂ£30. Over 65s ÃÂ£22.50. Kop Grandstand ÃÂ£28, Over 65s ÃÂ£21.
Liverpool has in the last four days played in two different games. The first was in Trabsnor in Turkey and the second took place this afternoon at Anfield. Several seasons ago both of the teams would have I suspect have been a walk over, but since then, the team for many reasons on and off the pitch has been in a steep decline.
We can have the usual arguments about whether the players are not good enough and whether there has been enough money in the transfer account for us to purchase the calibre of players that are needed to bring the squad up to date. These though will not help the fact that the players still seem to be unable to give their best for the club.
The team for Thursday's trip to Trabznor , saw several of the senior players left out, to enable them to rest for the West Brom game this afternoon. This of course left Roy to make up a squad that included several of the youngsters who have moved up from the academy. The addition of Joe Cole to the team though meant that they should have played a lot better than they did.
DANIEL AGGER today welcomed the imminent arrival of Paul Konchesky - even if it means he will face a bigger fight to get in Roy Hodgson's new look Liverpool team.
THE applause was loud and the welcome was typically warm; the Kop instantly make big Liverpool signings feel at home and Raul Miereles was the latest beneficiary of the red carpet treatment yesterday.
RAUL MEIRELES has admitted signing for Liverpool is a dream come true - as Roy Hodgson backed his ÃÂ£11m capture to bring star quality to the Reds midfield.
LIVERPOOL manager Roy Hodgson paid tribute to the quality of Fernando Torres after his strike proved enough to beat 10-man West Brom - and then voiced his hope Spain would not pick him for their forthcoming internationals.
ROY HODGSON has been given the green light to reinvest every penny Liverpool will receive from Barcelona for Javier Mascherano on new recruits.
THE wife of Liverpool FC's star summer signing Joe Cole was the victim of a violent carjacking by eight thugs on motorbikes.
FIRST came the crushing disappointment, then followed the quiet reflection; now the time has arrived for Liverpool to continue their fight back.
WELL done to Liverpool - and well done Roy Hodgson. After the dismay of losing 3-0 at City and the controversy over Javier Mascherano, the last thing anyone really needed was to be heading to eastern Turkey to defend a 1-0 lead with top stars like Gerrard, Torres and Agger all missing.
STEVEN GERRARD believes Liverpool will need to be on top form to progress from the group stage of the Europa League.
SO he has got his wish; 13 months after expressing his intense desire to join Barcelona, Javier Mascherano is finally on his way to Catalonia.