Thursday, July 29, 2010
Two goals by David Ngog gave Liverpool a crucial 2-0 away win to take back to Anfield.
"I am delighted at the win tonight, the young boys played well and Ngog took his goals well. I am disapointed that we gave the ball away so often, but we will work on theses things in training."
When asked about the England players who did not feature, Roy said he was never going to bring the England players to play in this game, but he stressed "steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Joe Cole will all play some part in our game against Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday."
So a good start to our new season and plenty of cause for optimism under the new manager
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
His agent, Andy Evans said the two clubs had agreed a fee, believed to be around £2.5 million and are now discussing terms for the 31 year old full-back.
Young has travelled with Martin O' Neill's side on their pre-season tour of Portugal, but his agent is in close contact with Liverpool officials in order to complete his move to the Reds.
Monday, July 26, 2010
The combative midfielder arrived back at Anfield today as expected and immediately began talks about his exit from the club with Roy Hodgson and the Liverpool board.
"The talks were extremely amicable. It was all done in a very nice way. Javier made it clear that he wanted to leave a year ago when he and the chance to go to Barcelona." according to his agent...
"He was asked to stay on for one more year, he agreed, so now it is time for him to go. It was all very pleasant and it is now a question of the two clubs who are interested in him making an acceptable offer to Liverpool."
Well, no point in keeping a player who doesn't want to play for the club anymore.
It is expected that he will rejoin his former boss Rafa Benitez at Inter Milan.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
As we begin our Europa League campaign on Thursday in Macedonia, he must decide whether to persevere with the Academy and reserve team players who did well enough but were clearly second best in yesterday's defeat to Kaiserslautern.
"The sports science people are keen we don't throw the World Cup people into action, but to throw this team into the Europa League might be a bridge too far for them" said new boss Hodgson after the defeat and very limited performance by the youngsters.
With Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Glen Johnson, Joe Cole and Daniel Agger already back at Melwood, the burning question is, should he go against Head of sports science, Peter Brukner, and play some of our first teamers against Rabotniki.
While I, like everyone else, wants desperately for us to win the Premiership, there is always a need for a club like Liverpool to be playing matches in Europe.
We need those magical European nights to inspire the fans and the club itself.
Lets face it, if Benitez had won the Europa League last season, he might still be the boss.
So what should Hodson do, play the likes of Stevie G and Carra, or stick with the kids?
Hobson's choice, he is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't play some of our regular first teamers.
I hope he plays our star players, for one half at least.
What do you guys think, should Hodgson play his best players for this game or face going out of the Europa League at this early stage?
Kaiserslataurn ran out easy winners\against a second-string Liverpool team filled with youngsters like Ayala, Darby, Eccelestone and Amoo, and, in truth, they stuggled against an experienced German team.
Looks like the massed defence and then the long ball forward by Roy Hodgson so far, different manager, different approach.
Friday, July 23, 2010
The player who denigrated our club last season with remarks such as 'Liverpool are a sinking ship' etc, might have been somewhat correct at the time after our dour last season under Benitez, has also found himself surplus to requirements under new boss Roy Hodgson.
The Spanish International will be in Greece today to undergo a medical and complete a move away from Anfield.
Hopefully, the money raised will help bring in a good striker to complement Torres this season.
Bye, bye Albert.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Following this evening's draw with Grasshoppers of Zurich, Roy Hodgson was quizzed about the future of key Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.
Hodson revealed that:
"Christian Purslow has been talking to Fernando Torres for the last two days so I think there has probably been lots of words from Fernando Torres but I haven't actually spoken to him,"
Its obvious to the Word and his wife that Torres is seriously concerned about his future at Liverpool,
he saw the club have its worst season in several years last season.
The fact that we have a new manager should encourage him, as should the signing of Joe Cole from Chelsea and the commitment to his future at Liverpool by talisman Steven Gerrard.
It is alarming that these talks between our MD Christian Purslow are dragging on into a third day.
Either you want to play for Liverpool or you don't.
I can understand Torres wishing for proper investment in players for the club, I also understand that while he spend years playing for a mid-table club in Athletico Madrid with little success, he is desperate for silverware and titles at club level.
However, I hope when he draped the Liverpool flag over his shoulders when recieving the World Cup that his commitment to the Liverpool cause was, and is genuine.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The man in the news is Loric Remy, a talent from Nice in France.
He is a dynamic forward who gets around the pitch with ease and has publicly his interest in moving to Liverpool, despite the intests of West Ham, Spurs and Arsenal.
I would suggest their inintial offer of £10 million to £12 million, after all we are not a championship side with a small budget and Mr. Purslow, we need a credible alternative to an injury-prone Fernando Torres.
Also with West Ham upping their bid to £13 million, we need to act fast if we want to get hold of this striker.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
"I have met with Fernando. I found him to be a very pleasant man and we had a nice conversation," Hodgson told reporters in Bad Ragaz.
"As far as we are concerned he is a Liverpool player and we want him to remain a Liverpool player. He is not for sale and we don't welcome any offers for him.
"We want to keep him. My conversation with him was only short because I had to leave to come to the training camp in Switzerland. We spoke about football, the World Cup, his injury, and I told him how much I am looking forward to working with him."
Let us hope that El Nino was suitably impressed with the new boss and his plans for Liverpool and that he finally decides to stay with our club.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Dutch played a cynical, physical approach from the outset in a bid to put the Spaniards of there passing and moving game.
It worked for 90 or so minutes until Andreas Iniesta scored Spain's winning goal in the second half of extra-time.
One goal was enough to see off the dogged Dutch in a match littered with fouls, yellow cards and a Dutch sending off late in the game.
So Spain are World Cup Champions and deservedly so.
The only concern for Liverpool Fans is that Fernando Torres pulled his hamstring after coming on as a sub for David Villla making him a doubt for Liverpool's opening games of the season, if he is staying with us that is.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
The likely departure of Spanish misfit Albert Riera will hasten the manager's move for the Irish winger.
He has played for Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea and Newcastle United before joining Fulham
The Irish International was a Hodgson signing from relegated Newcastle two years ago and he repaid Roy's faith in him with some scintilating display for Fulham last season.
He helped Fulham reach The Europa Cup final last season and his crossing ability and goals would be a valuable asset to Liverpool in the season ahead.
It is believed that he would be available for around £5 million and I am sure the Irish winger would jump at a chance to join his former manager at his favourite boyhood club at last.
Friday, July 2, 2010
A Liverpool spokesman said: "Yossi's departure was agreed between the player and Rafael Benitez a number of weeks ago. Everybody at Liverpool FC wishes him well for the future."
Thursday, July 1, 2010
He revealed that;"The sale process is going pretty well according to plan. Just to remind you, I'm overseeing the sale process and Barclays Capital are running the sale process.
We've now sent out information memorandums to a number of interested parties. They haven't come back to us yet. In the programme, we wouldn't have expected them to have come back to us yet.
Liverpool does not a set price, it is up for auction and not to the highest bidder, but the best bidder "
He hasn't revealed who those prospective buyers are, but one interested investor, Sheikh Khalifa of The UAE is one of them.
The wealthy billionaire is reported to be putting together a bid, as we speak.
It feels strange having a new manager at the club, lets hope he does as well with the team as he did in the press conference today.
As a Liverpool fan, I can only wish his the best of luck and hope he is a success in the job.