Under pressure Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has been commenting on the possibility of Fernando Torres possibly leaving the club:
“There will always be speculation. When a great player like Wayne Rooney is looking to leave his club, Manchester United will be in a position to target a lot of players around the world.
“I don’t think Fernando Torres will be the only striker they target, and I don’t think that we will be the only club that will be worried their striker can be targeted.
“I am not naive to believe there won’t be any danger and we will never lose a player like Torres, I understand these things can happen.”
Hardly the words we want to hear from a Liverpool manager Roy,
you should be clearly stating that Torres is not for sale at any price, as you did when you arrived at the club this Summer.
Also, leaving Torres, Gerrard and Meireles out of the Europa League squad is hardly likely to inspire confidence among the ranks.
Bring your strongest squad to Naples, put some of the stars on the bench and bring them on after an hour, if need be.
After all, a defeat to Napoli will not help confidence going into the game against Blackburn Rovers at Anfield on Sunday.
Be positive Roy.