Category Archives: Liverpool FC

Suarez and Carroll: Liverpool FC’s new beginning

Life after Torres will make Liverpool stronger

31st January 2011. Transfer Deadline Day. This was one of the most frantic days in football. It became the most expensive day of all January football transfers. My club Liverpool were forced to lose one of their prized possessions in Fernando Torres. The Spanish international submitted a transfer request last week and showed his intention of leaving the club. He left the club for a fee of £50million to Chelsea. This left Liverpool with little time to act fast and to replace the one time Anfield great.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish worked very hard in managing to buy two great strikers within hours. Firstly the deal for Uruguayan international and Ajax forward, Luis Suarez was completed for £22.8million. I feel Suarez will become an Anfield great and score many goals for the club. The 24 year-old scored on his debut yesterday against Stoke City. I feel this will be the begininning of many goals for Luis. Also hours before the 11pm deadline on Monday, the former Newcastle forward, Andy Carroll signed for the club for a fee of £35million. Most people are saying this is an excessive amount, but I feel a deal that is made on deadline day will always be overpriced. Also I feel his potential will be worth that and think we have bought potentially a world class England centre forward. Carroll was paraded to the fans at Anfield yesterday, and received a standing ovation, in the 2-0 win over Stoke City.

Therefore, I feel there is life after Fernando Torres and think Liverpool will grow stronger with the signings of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll. I cannot deny that I am gutted that Torres decided to leave and I will always regard him as a world class striker. However I feel we can grow stronger with Suarez and Carroll and push higher up the Premier League table and maybe even gain a European place.

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Alonso the latest to back Rafa Benitez

Former Reds’ Midfielder the latest to back Rafa

I found this article about Xabi Alonso, our former midfielder, is the latest player to back Rafa. I think that even though we may miss Xabi, I admire him for coming out and backing Rafa though this tough time at Anfield. Even though he left for Real Madrid in the summer, I have the upmost respect for Alonso coming out and having full respect for Rafa.

Below is the link to the This Is Anfield article:

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Why Liverpool can turn the season around under Rafa

Rafa can turn it around

Rafael Benitez has been under a lot of pressure in the last few weeks because of his team losing 6 of the last 7 games. I believe Rafa is the right man to turn our season around. When Benitez arrived in 2004, he won the Champions League in his first season with his team losing 3-0 at half time. Liverpool then went on to win on penalties in a dramatic match. Also in 2006 in the FA Cup Final and Liverpool losing 3-1 we went onto to win the game on penalties. We also ran Man Utd very close last season, and if it wasn’t for so many draws, we would have been champions!

I know Rafa has not shown these kinds of qualities this season, but I believe that he will turn it around and get over this blip. You do not become a poor manager over 7 games! I know people say we are a 2 man team with Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres, but any team on the world will be worse off if both of these kinds of quality player were missing.

I know Rafa is the right man to turn our season around and I believe he will get over this poor run of results!

‘In Rafa We Trust’


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