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Premier League Asia Trophy: Liverpool beats Leicester City for the trophy

Liverpool rounded off their tour of Hong Kong by winning the Premier League Asia Trophy with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Rumour Mill: Liverpool in the market for new striker

Liverpool may be ready to bid for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, who has become unsettled in Birmingham "following a summer of change and a succession of niggly injuries".

Bent joined Villa from Sunderland for £24 million in the 2011 January transfer window, but he has recently expressed frustration at the lack of service he is receiving at the club.

He has also incurred the wrath of fans by missing Villa’s 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool - opting to go Christmas shopping instead.

Liverpool have also been put on alert following reports that contract talks between Theo Walcott and Arsenal have broken down.

Walcott is one of several players at Arsenal who will have just one year left on their existing deals at the end of the season, and if a new deal is not agreed before the summer, manager Arsene Wenger could be forced to sell rather than risk losing him on a free transfer the following year.

Walcott said in October that he was willing to listen to the Gunners about a new contract following reports linking him with a move away from Emirates Stadium, however his agent later admitted that he did not know if the forward would still be at the club next season.

Who should Liverpool FC buy in January to strengthen the forward line?

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chelsea to auctioned off ex-Liverpool striker for £20M

Andre Villas-Boas was reportedly thinking about sending the Spaniard out on loan to try and rebuild his confidence but has now decided the club should cut their losses on Torres and remove his £150,000 per week wages from their books.

Torres has struggled since moving to Stamford Bridge for £50million from Liverpool at the end of January and has scored just three league goals in total.

The arrival of Juan Mata from Valencia looked like it would help as he scored against Manchester United and Swansea, although both games ended badly with an incredible open goal miss at Old Trafford followed by a red card against the Swans.

Two more goals followed in the Champions League tie against Genk but since then the most expensive signing in British history has found himself behind Didier Drogba and now Daniel Sturridge in the pecking order and he failed to make an appearance against Manchester City on Monday.

Despite Nicolas Anelka being set to leave for China and rumours that Drogba might not sign an extension to his contract which runs out at the end of this season, it appears that Torres’ unhappy spell in west London could soon be at an end.

David Villa’s rumour has resurfaced – Barcelona putting Villa “on the list” for January transfer window.

Which player you prefer Liverpool to sign in January?

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Source: Goal.com

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Torres back at Anfield in January?

What the heck is this? Read it from Mirror writer, David Maddock’s article today. First of all, Chelsea won’t sanction such a move even though it was a loan deal.

Chelsea paid Liverpool £50 million in transfer fee for him in January and was warming the Stamford Bridge bench ever since.

   “His move to Chelsea has been a disaster hasn’t it? Unmitigated, debilitating disaster. He left Liverpool in search of honours he said, in search of a more powerful team and the bright lights of big competition. He found the Carling Cup.” – excerpt from Mirror

As all the Anfield faithful has brandish him as “Judas” when he left us for the Blues. The question is “Will Liverpool’s supporters welcome him back after one year?”.

We can’t hide from the facts that Kenny Dalglish would certainly welcome an additional striker to bolster his attacking option up front. Luis Suarez is a top class player, but he is not an out and out goalscorer like Torres. Andy Carroll hasn’t looked like a goalscorer either.

Liverpool and Chelsea are fighting for the Champions League spot come this May. It wouldn’t wise to lend a potent weapon to your closes enemy. Unless, the Blues has agreed to loan him out to Liverpool until the end of the league season without the option to recalled or revoked his loan tenure at Anfield. This option can worth to be consider by Dalglish but it’s a long shot.

   “He won’t be remembered as the man who won the European Championships for Spain, as a player who won a World Cup winners’ medal or a striker who was feared across the globe, but a faintly ludicrous figure who gets rolled out with the stiffs for games that don’t matter.” – more excerpt from Mirror

We certainly don’t know what has really gone wrong with Torres at Stamford Bridge? And most of us doesn’t have the interest to investigate further. Let bygones be bygones as the Reds are moving forward and whoever Liverpool bringing in the coming transfer window, hopefully can strengthen the team. Just hope it’s wasn’t a Fernando Torres.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Video Highlights: Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

Sunday’s Match of the Day – Premier League clash between Chelsea v Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

Source: FootyTube

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Video: Judas can take comfort for his goalmouth howler for Chelsea

Fernando Torres may have missed an absolute sitter at Old Trafford for Chelsea, but he's far from the first football superstar to have a howler in front of the Stretford End.

Watch the video below and you’ll see a familiar face, United v Liverpool 1979/80 league match.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Funny Video: Former Reds striker doing promo video

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Kop legend irked by Torres defection

Robbie Fowler today displayed his dismay at Fernando Torres' departure from Liverpool as he and his Perth Glory teammates fronted up for the Queensland flood victims.

Robbie Fowler Former Reds striker Fowler said there was "something not quite right" about Torres' $A80 million move to Chelsea earlier this week.

And the 35-year-old Scouser sported a Liverpool top with the Spaniard's name on as part of 'The Shirts That Hurt' fundraiser for victims of the recent floods.

"There is nothing wrong with the front of the shirt, it is the name on the back," Fowler said.

"I think it is quite apt to wear it for a worthy cause as it is something myself or any other Liverpool fan wouldn't be seen in."

In a quirk of the fixture list Torres is set to make his Chelsea debut this Sunday against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge - with his former fans ready to give the World Cup winner a rough ride.

"There's something not quite right about the Spaniard's last-minute transfer to Chelsea and the Liverpool fans have been up in arms," Fowler wrote in his column in The West Australian today.

"Only a couple of weeks ago Torres was talking about how much he loved the fans and the club. He won't be getting a warm welcome next time he plays at Anfield.

"As a Liverpool fan it was disappointing to see Torres leave because on his day he's a world-class player and I want the best players at the club. But if I was a manager and a player said he didn't want to be at the club I'd try to get the best deal I could."

The Shirts That Hurt fundraiser Although they lost Torres Liverpool did splash out around $A95m on Newcastle's Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez from Ajax.

Suarez scored on his Liverpool debut in the 2-0 midweek win over Stoke but Carroll is currently sidelined through injury and Fowler says it is uncertain whether he can prove a suitable replacement for Torres.

"Liverpool have probably ended up paying over the odds for Carroll, who cost £35 million," Fowler wrote.

"He is 22 and has been outstanding this season but he doesn't have a lot of experience at this level. It's hard to know whether he can keep that up year after year."

- Fowler was joined today by Glory colleagues Naum Sekulovski, Steven McGarry, Josh Mitchell and Adriano Pellegrino in 'The Shirts That Hurt' fundraiser.

Collingwood supporter Sekulovski donned the colours of Hawthorn, while Port Adelaide follower Pellegrino wore a Crows Guernsey.

Mitchell, a Manchester United supporter, sported a Chelsea kit, Scotland rugby fan McGarry was an All Black for the day, while NBA nut Scott Neville dropped the Chicago Bulls for the LA Lakers.

Source: The West Australian

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

What Kenny Dalglish trying to achieve at Anfield?

The January transfer windows has now completely shut. Liverpool Football Club paid two record transfer fees to sign Andy Carroll from Newcastle United for £35million and Luis Suarez from Ajax Amsterdam for £22.8million.

From this transfer window, do you have noticed that King Kenny has signed some players resembles to his 1987 era recruits? John Aldridge, Peter Beardsley and John Barnes back in the 1987 campaign.

Andy Carroll has the temperamental similar to Aldridge back in the 80’s, while the speedy Suarez has liken to Beardsley. But Liverpool last-minute bid for winger Ashley Young failed to materialised and Young could be the missing jigsaw piece that could sees him as the new John Barnes of the 21st century.

Formidable in the air and a real presence in attack, Carroll will be relishing the move to Anfield and a potentially deadly new partnership with Luis Suarez.

Luis Suarez on target against Stoke Uruguay international Suarez has a reputation for being one of the deadliest marksmen in Europe and is among a select few to have plundered more than a century of goals during his time at the Amsterdam Arena.

The new look Liverpool side has now go on and registered their third win in a row and three clean sheets in succession under Kenny Dalglish.

Before these new signings, Liverpool are too dependant on two players, Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard. After last night victory over Stoke City at Anfield, Kenny Dalglish is already looking forward to the time when he can field new signings Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez alongside Steven Gerrard and Raul Meireles in a "frightening'' attacking line-up. Fernando who?

Dalglish also paid tribute to his team, reorganised in a 3-4-2-1 formation to combat Stoke's approach, for their third successive clean sheet.

   "What was every bit as important was the defenders did their job to ensure we could go and win it and I thought they were superb,'' he said.

A formula to accommodate both Gerrard and Meireles, who scored the opener, behind the two new strikers could be problematic but football is not really about formations. The point is that Dalglish now has a quartet of foragers who will swing plenty of tight games his way. By an unforeseeable twist, losing the most expensive player to wear the Liver bird has broken the dependence on two star turns: Torres, who probably left months ago, in his head, and Gerrard, the over-burdened embodiment of all things Liverpool.

In less than a month Dalglish has lost a household name but rebuilt the front of his side. Just to see Suarez on the pitch in his old No.7 shirt must have felt reassuring. No longer is Liverpool's time spent worrying about who will leave next. Instead all eyes are on the new boys, the future.

Source: Guardian UK

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Liverpool smashed two club record transfer fees on one day

Andy Carroll Andy Carroll has completed his transfer from Newcastle United to Liverpool FC and signed a five and a half-year-deal that will keep him at Anfield until 2016.

The club agreed a record transfer fee of £35million with Newcastle earlier yesterday for the transfer of the England international striker.

The deal was subject to the completion of a medical, which the player has now passed.

Andy Carroll will wear the No.9 shirt for Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Luis Suarez has also completed his transfer from Ajax to Liverpool FC and signed a five and a half-year-deal.

The club has also agreed a record transfer fee of up to £22.8million with Ajax for the transfer of the Uruguayan international on Friday.

Luis Suarez Luis Suarez will wear the No.7 shirt for Liverpool.

In other transfer deadline story, Daniel Ayala will not be joining Derby County.

It was thought the defender would be heading to Pride Park on an emergency loan, and the player was in Derby this morning to complete his move.

But following further discussions between both clubs and the player it has been decided that Ayala, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury, will continue his rehabilitation at Melwood with a view to signing for the Rams on emergency loan when the window reopens.

What a dramatic January transfer window deadline for Liverpool Football Club. Fernando Torres are now out of sights, the Reds has signed to new young strikers in Carroll and Suarez. The future at Anfield looks brighter than ever.

Source: LiverpoolFC.tv

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Fernando Torres joined Chelsea for £50million

Liverpool Football Club can confirm Fernando Torres is now a Chelsea player.

The Spaniard completed his move from Liverpool to Stamford Bridge just seconds before the transfer deadline at 11pm.

The Drog and The Kid The 26-year-old had a race against time to complete a medical and finalise paperwork to seal the British transfer record deal of £50million.

But in the last few minutes, the confirmation was given that Torres had completed his controversial move out of Anfield to Chelsea.

The striker has signed a five-and-a-half year contract after agreeing personal terms.

His £50million transfer dwarfs the £32.5million that Manchester City paid for Robinho in the summer of 2008. In fact, only Kaka (£56million, Milan to Real Madrid, 2009), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£56.5million, Inter to Barcelona, 2009) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£80million, Manchester United to Real Madrid, 2009) have cost more than Torres in the history of the game.

Speaking at Stamford Bridge after finalising the move, Torres, who was also pictured with a Chelsea shirt [sorry, I won’t post his picture in the Blueshit shirt].

   "I am very happy with my transfer to Chelsea and I am looking forward very much to helping my new team-mates this season and for many years to come. Having played against Chelsea many times since coming to England, and in some very big games I will never forget, I know there are many great players here and I will work hard to win a place in the team. I hope I can score some important goals for the supporters to enjoy this season." said Fernando Torres.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have confirmed the loan signing of 17-year-old Coventry midfielder Conor Thomas, with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Adios, El Nino.

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Sources: Liverpool ECHO, ESPN

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Liverpool full-back joined Forest on loan

Liverpool full-back Paul Konchesky has joined Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan for the rest of the season.

Konchesky has endured a troubled time at Anfield since he was signed by former Reds manager Roy Hodgson from Fulham last August.

Paul Konchesky The 29-year-old had made 18 appearances for Liverpool this season, but has been unable to win over the club's supporters.

He has not made an appearance since Kenny Dalglish replaced Hodgson as manager earlier this month and had been linked with a return to Fulham.

However, Dalglish has now confirmed that Konchesky has opted to join Forest to boost the club's push for promotion to the Premier League.

Forest manager Billy Davies had been anxious to improve his squad before the transfer window closed and Konchesky could play in Tuesday's game away to Coventry City.

Meanwhile, Kenny Dalglish had nothing to report on Fernando Torres at this morning's press conference, but he did reveal that Jamie Carragher was back from injury and available for Wednesday's clash with Stoke.

In other news, Daniel Ayala has been loaned to Derby.

Sources: LiverpoolFC.tv, SKY SPORTS

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Torres will be a Blues by the end of the day

The Fernando Torres transfer saga is expected to go to the wire but will end with him as a Chelsea player, according to reports in this morning’s British press.

Liverpool have lined up a remarkable £50million worth of transfers for deadline day as they prepare for life without Fernando Torres. The plan includes moves for Ashley Young and Charlie Adam.

Fernando Torres Chelsea are willing to pay cash to bring the disaffected Torres to Stamford Bridge in what would be a record transfer between two British clubs, although not the £50million that Liverpool are seeking, which equates to the release clause in the 26-year-old contract should the Anfield club fail to qualify for the Champions League this season.

Torres returned to Liverpool's training ground today following a short break in Spain and he spent over seven hours at Melwood, accompanied by his representatives. He also trained for the first time since stunning Kenny Dalglish and the Liverpool squad with the timing of his transfer request, but he did so alone.

Chelsea have yet to agree a fee with Liverpool over the player whom Roman Abramovich hopes will revitalise their title defence and enhance his chances of bringing the Champions League trophy to London. Negotiations will continue on deadline day, with Chelsea hopeful that Liverpool's asking price will drop to as low as £37million as 11pm approaches, although that appears unlikely. A £35million bid was rejected out of hand by FSG on Thursday and Liverpool's owner views the signing of Suarez as a way to provide support for Torres, not to name his replacement.

   “Chelsea are prepared to meet Liverpool’s £50million valuation of Fernando Torres before the transfer window closes at 11pm” report The Independent.

“Chelsea are planning to make a £45million cash offer for Fernando Torres” according to The Telegraph.

“Chelsea are willing to pay cash to bring Torres to Stamford Bridge in what would be a record between two British clubs” say The Guardian.

Whatever happens over the next 20 hours, Torres has sullied the memories Liverpool fans held of him. He's pulled a knife, stabbed deep and it's hard to see those wounds healed quickly, stay or go.

In 2007, The Times interviewed Dalglish and Torres together. Both had kind words for the other, the mutual appreciation clear.

Torres said: “I’m very proud that I’ve been able to spend time with him. And I’m honoured that he took the time to talk to me. Seeing someone like him makes me even more hungry to continue to work hard and, perhaps, some day, reach his level.”

You'll never make it now, Fernando. Not after this.

And what does Dalglish make of it all? We'll probably never know. But it's a fair bet his opinion has changed from that day four years ago.

Kenny concluded that interview speaking directly to Torres: “Fernando, this is a special club with special fans. They love people who love to wear their shirt. But they’re not daft, they know when it’s real and when it’s just for show, kissing the badge and all that. They love to identify with people on the pitch. And I think they will identify with you very, very easily.”

We did. We don't any more.

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Sources: This Is Anfield, Well Red

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Good and the Bad of selling Fernando Torres

Cashing in Fernando Torres to fund rebuilding Liverpool can show no player is bigger than the club.

Football's most powerful clubs prosper by expelling those who no longer want to work there. The institution asserts its power over the individual. These partings can be painful, and appear calamitous, but there is always another talent out there to be hired. The club renews itself, the departing star is doomed one morning to retire.

Fernando Torres On one seismic day on Merseyside, Liverpool rejected a £35million bid from Chelsea for Fernando Torres then had a £23million offer for Luis Suarez accepted. In between, it became apparent Torres was urging Liverpool to keep listening to Chelsea, thus displaying an urge to flee Anfield for Stamford Bridge. Later he submitted a written transfer request which was rejected. In any transfer caper, the point of no return is when the player departs in his head, leaving only his body to reach for the door.

Torres is a textbook case: wanted to leave in the summer – revived that hope in January, just like Darren Bent. And when Suarez was signed on the day Torres pressed his claim, Liverpool were either moving on by acquiring a replacement or offering their Spanish star a compelling new reason not to scarper, depending on your interpretation.

Either way Liverpool were recovering their poise, their authority. For too long Anfield has fretted over this or that player absconding, as if a club with five European titles suddenly existed only to stop big names running away. The loss of Xabi Alonso and then Javier Mascherano to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively induced a kind of rolling terror on the Kop. Those sales left Pepe Reina, Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard and Torres from the core of the indispensables who drove Rafa Benitez's best team to second in the Premier League with 86 points in May 2009.

When he signed, in July 2007, Torres boasted that his friends had been for You'll Never Walk Alone tattoos. In his first season he scored 33 times in 46 outings. Then he struck the winner for Spain at Euro 2008. If every centre-forward in the world bought his A game to a set of fixtures on any given day, surely Torres would be the sport's best No.9, ahead of Didier Drogba, David Villa, Diego Forlan, Samuel Eto'o, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the rest.

Yet this is secondary to the rehabilitation of Liverpool, where a section of fans have lost all civility and consideration in their dealings with the outside world. To them, debating forums are merely a platform on which to spray abuse. Those of us who see Anfield as a bulwark against the more unedifying features of the modern game hope the anger will soon subside and the humour return.

Liverpool in Dalglish's time as a player was not splenetic, as it is now, and he would not want it to remain so. One step to salvation is to employ only those who want to be there. Torres perked up when Dalglish took over but also when the January transfer window opened to offer an escape. Courted by Manchester City in the summer, El Nino stayed at Anfield reluctantly and was not sufficiently reassured by the Fenway Sports Group takeover to reject Chelsea's overtures.

Despite the recognition that Liverpool could block the move Torres believes an immediate departure is the best solution. If he were to join Chelsea, he would be eligible to play in the Champions League. He is hopeful of Liverpool recognising that his departure could be good for all concerned. Liverpool signed him for £22million; with a little bartering they could make more than £20million profit by selling now.

Players talk hogwash about leaving "to win things". They leave mainly for money and because they tire of sharing teams with colleagues they know to be inferior. At first selling Torres seemed unthinkable. Then it started to feel like part of the recovery.

Source: The Guardian UK

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Liverpool signs Luis Suarez for £23million

Luis Suarez Liverpool Football Club announced on Friday afternoon that they had agreed a fee of up to 26.5million Euros with Ajax for the transfer of Luis Suarez, subject to the completion of a medical.

The Club have now been given permission by Ajax to discuss personal terms with the player and his representatives.

It has been speculated that Fernando Torres' rejected transfer request in the wake of Chelsea's £35million initial attempt to sign the Spaniard could have deterred Suarez from moving to Anfield.

But, in an interview prior to travelling to England on Saturday, the 24-year-old remained keen to sign for underachieving Liverpool and continued to rank the 18-time champions of England as a top-four club.

It remains to be seen whether Suarez partners Torres in attack, as Liverpool had planned, against Stoke at Anfield on Wednesday.

Torres is involved in an ugly standoff with his club after submitting a written transfer request late on Friday night, which overshadowed the agreed deal for Suarez.

Sources: LiverpoolFC.tv, SKY SPORTS

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Match Highlights: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-3 Liverpool

Kenny Dalglish secured his first win after returning to the helm after Liverpool beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 at Molineux on Saturday lunchtime.

Fernando Torres broke the deadlock in a scrappy contest on 36 minutes after generously being setup by Raul Meireles for the simplest of tap ins.

The Portuguese ace did get on the score sheet shortly after half-time, however, with a sure-fire goal-of-the-season contender as he expertly smashed a 25-yard volley into the top corner.

Wolves pressed in an attempt to reduce the arrears late on, but Torres struck again at the death to help the Reds claim an important three points.

Buoyed by a much-improved attacking performance during last weekend's 2-2 draw with Everton at Anfield, Liverpool journeyed to Molineux aiming to secure not only the first win of Kenny Dalglish's second coming, but also their second on the road in the Barclays Premier League in 2010-11.

Indeed, the manager's satisfaction at his side's derby display was reflected in his team selection with just one change made - Christian Poulsen replacing Jay Spearing in midfield.

However, despite their lowly position of 19th in the table, Wolves demonstrated they are anything but pushovers by winning 1-0 at Anfield in late December, while they could also consider themselves highly unfortunate not to have taken something from a recent narrow defeat against Manchester City at Eastlands.

In fact, the Reds' last win at Molineux was way back in April 1979, while they'd managed just two clean sheets in their last nine trips to the Black Country.

But the visitors fashioned the first chance on a chilly Midlands afternoon when only a block by Christophe Berra prevented Poulsen giving them an eight-minute lead after good interplay between Glen Johnson and Lucas Leiva carved open a chance for the Dane.

Wolves then had goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to thank for thwarting Torres on 21 minutes. Meireles's inch-perfect pass sent the Spaniard bearing down on goal, only to see his effort beaten away after deftly stepping inside the challenge of Richard Stearman.

Nevertheless, it was proving a real midfield scrap with neither side able to stamp their authority on a bitty contest. [Read more…]

Source: Video courtesy of FootyTube

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Goal Highlights: Blackpool 2-1 Liverpool

The Reds season misery continues again with Kenny Dalglish’s first Premier League game away to Blackpool yesterday. Liverpool struck early in the match at Bloomfield Road but went down 1-2 to the Seasiders yet again.

Clearly, Dalglish has had got the players’ confidence and commitment back onto the pitch but we still lack some personnel to the overall playing squad. It also shows that the Reds has missed Gerrard’s influence on the pitch.

Read the match report from LiverpoolFC.tv and watch the goal highlights courtesy of SportskeVideoVesti.

 
 

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Match Highlights: Liverpool 2-1 Bolton

Joe Cole came off the bench to snatch a last-gasp winner as Liverpool got 2011 off to a winning start with a 2-1 success against Bolton on New Year's Day.

The No.10 was on hand to guide in Maxi Rodriguez's cut back after Fernando Torres's volley had cancelled out Kevin Davies's first-half opener.

It means the Reds are now up to ninth place in the table, nine points adrift of Chelsea who lie fifth.

The home side had gone into the encounter with a determination to get the disappointment of Wednesday's defeat against Wolves out of their system.

With this in mind, Hodgson opted to make three changes to the side that was undone by Mick McCarthy's men, with Fabio Aurelio, Daniel Agger and Maxi Rodriguez restored to the line-up. Steven Gerrard was a surprise absentee from the starting XI, with fatigue cited as the reason for him dropping to the bench.

In the morning edition of the local Echo newspaper, Club Ambassador, Kenny Dalglish called for everyone connected to Liverpool Football Club to pull together and focus on the matter in hand - claiming three points.

The Anfield faithful would have arrived at their seats expecting a response from their team too but it was a cagey opening with both sides tentative in their approach play.

In fact, there was little to shout about in the first 20 minutes other than when Martin Skrtel flicked a right-wing free-kick a few yards off target and Matt Taylor cleared a Maxi volley from under his own crossbar.

With the tempo slowing and passes going astray there was a clear need for some inspiration and the sight of Gerrard taking to the field in place of the injured Raul Meireles seemed to lift the spirits of the crowd. [Read more…]

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Goal Highlights: Wigan 1-1 Liverpool

Video highlights between Wigan vs Liverpool.





Monday, November 8, 2010

Goal Highlights: Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea

Fernando Torres are back to his best! The Premier League champions, Chelsea were comprehensively beaten by Torres’s double at Anfield yesterday evening. Watch Torres’s goals again from the highlights video below.

 
 

 

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fernando Torres not going to Chelsea

 Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has insisted he has no plans to bid for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

The Blues, who lead the Premier League by five points, have already scored 27 league goals this season - five more than any of their rivals.

   "In this moment, we don't really need to have a striker, a fantastic striker, like Torres.

"We can be competitive in all competitions with this squad. The most important thing is to avoid injury." – said Ancelotti

Chelsea are one of several clubs to have been linked with a move for Torres, who has only scored twice for Liverpool this season as the Merseysiders have struggled for form.

Reds' manager Roy Hodgson's admission that the club may have to fend off approaches for the Spain international when asked about the possibility of a Manchester United approach had fuelled speculation.

But Ancelotti, whose side also hit 103 Premier League goals last season, said he planned to promote from within when the time came to replace forwards Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba.

   "I always said that Torres is not our aim for the future because we have trust in a lot of young players,"

"We also have fantastic strikers in Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou and fantastic young players like Daniel Sturridge and Gael Kakuta." - stated the Italian.

Sturridge moved to Stamford Bridge from Manchester City in July 2009 and scored five goals in 20 appearances last season.

Frenchman Kakuta, 19, whose controversial move from Lens led to the Blues receiving a transfer ban that they later successfully appealed against, has appeared six times this season although he is yet to score or complete a full match for the club.

Chelsea have a long-stated aim of becoming self-sufficient and have scaled back their spending after Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich initially funded a series of high-profile signings on taking control of the club in July 2003.

Chelsea's main acquisitions in the summer were midfielders Ramires and Yossi Benayoun, who cost about £17million and £5million from Benfica and Liverpool respectively.

Their arrivals helped balance the departures of Michael Ballack and Joe Cole, who both left at the end of their contracts.

Source: BBC Sport

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