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The Liverpool FC Super Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Özil, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Özil

    Özil Hava Nagila

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    Put everything that is liverpool in this thread. Transfers, results, stadiums, and news.

    Lets start things off shall we

     
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    Izy Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Record signing Torres set for Liverpool debut

    Record signing Fernando Torres could make his bow for Liverpool tomorrow in Switzerland.


    The former Atletico Madrid striker is expected to shake off a slight ankle injury and face Werder Bremen in Grenchen.


    Manager Rafael Benitez said: 'We had to wait for Fernando because he started training after the other players.

    'We also needed to check his ankle but I think he'll be okay for our next game.'

    Torres could link up with former Bayer Leverkusen striker Andriy Voronin. The Ukrainian marked his first start of the club with a fine display in the defeat of Crewe on Saturday in a friendly.

    Benitez said: 'We know that Voronin is going to be another option for us. He has good game intelligence, he plays well between the lines and he has a lot of quality.'
     
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    Liverpool linked to the next cannavaro

    Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini could be on his way to Liverpool after stating that the Bianconeri have neglected him.

    The Italy U-21 captain claims that he is worried about his future in Serie A and is waiting for club officials to clarify their plans.

    “No one has called me or tried to contact me,” he revealed. “They have focused on renewing the contracts of the important players and this is logical.

    “However, they haven’t considered the players who gave their all to bring the team back to the First Division. I believe I might risk playing only 30 per cent of next year’s matches and I cannot agree to this.

    “I have plenty of opportunities, but I only hope someone will call me to explain what the plan is. Unfortunately no one has done this so far.”

    Reports in Italy suggest that Liverpool have offered £5m for the defender, although it is understood that the Old Lady value him at £7m.

    The Premiership club are focusing on Chilleni after the deal to bring Manchester United left-back Gabriel Heinze – a former Juventus target – to Anfield stalled.
     
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    Izy Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Liverpool newboy Yossi Benayoun has revealed the presence of former West Ham teammate Javier Mascherano will be a big help as he tries to settle into life on Merseyside.
    The pair became friends during Mascherano's five months in east London, with Benayoun acting as an interpreter for the young Argentine.

    "It will help me that Javier Mascherano is here already," said the Israeli playmaker. "I spoke with Javier a lot at West Ham because I was the only person there that spoke Spanish, and I acted as a translator for both him and Carlos Tevez when they first came over.

    "When he was out of the team at West Ham, I told him that he could play at a bigger club no problems, and look how he ended the season – playing in a Champions League final."

    Meanwhile, Benayoun is prepared to adapt in order to feature week in, week out at his new club.

    "There is a big squad here, and when you agree to sign at a club like Liverpool you are already aware of these things," he said.

    "I can play in several positions, but to tell you the truth I will play in any position as long as the manager picks me!"
     
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    Izy Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Xabi Alonso believes teammate Fernando Torres will not feel the pressure of being Liverpool's record signing.
    Alonso insists the striker's time at Atletico Madrid, where he was both captain and star player, will stand him in good stead at Anfield.

    He said: "I've known Torres, of course, since he first started playing in Spain.

    "I think he can handle the pressure because he's experienced similar while at Atletico Madrid.

    "Mentally, he is strong enough to deal with this. He knows there will be a lot of focus on him, particularly in the early days, but once he's scored his first goal that immediate pressure comes off.

    "Fernando is someone who likes to work for his team. He always looks for the spaces and he's also someone who likes it played into his feet, which is good for the midfielders because we can use different options when looking to pass to him.

    "He is so quick, he will cause a lot of problems for defenders. In the Premiership, the defenders are really strong, but I hope he will be able to get the better of them."

    Alonso revealed he and his teammates are doing all they can to help the newboy settle into life on Merseyside. He believes this will ensure Torres is ready to make an instant impact on the pitch.

    "We know Liverpool is different to other clubs, but that can be to his advantage. There are a lot of players here who've already achieved good things in the last few years, and it is our job to help him settle into the club as soon as possible.

    "If we do that, it will allow him to show everyone what he's capable of.

    "Of course we've been telling him about the city. I remember when I arrived – I tried to learn about the place as quickly as possible."

    Meanwhile, Alonso insists the summer arrivals will spur on the existing players to reach new levels.

    "The squad is a lot stronger. We've made good additions, each bringing different qualities. Overall, I think we'll be better," he said.

    "I know it's going to be tough to get a place in my position, but it means everyone will be working hard in training and on the pitch to play, which is good for the club."
     
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    DIRK Kuyt has warned that Rafa Benitez's summer spending spree will go to waste unless Liverpool make a strong start to the season.

    Kuyt has been impressed by Benitez's $100 million transfer blitz which has seen Fernando Torres, Ryan Babel, Yossi Benayoun and Andriy Voronin arrive at Anfield.

    But the Dutch striker fears it will all be in vain if the Reds make the same mistake as last season. Despite another impressive European campaign, Liverpool's hopes of winning the Premiership were effectively over by the end of October.

    By then they had won just four of their first 10 league matches while Manchester United, who went on to lift the title, recorded eight wins from the same number of games.

    Kuyt, speaking after helping his side warm up for the new campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win at Crewe, said: "You can't win the title in the first few weeks of the season but you can certainly lose it.

    "We had a slow start last season but this time it's important that we show we can do it from the start.

    "I think it was a good thing to bring a few new players in. We certainly have to play much better than last year. I'm not worried about my place.

    "It's important to get players to make the team better and the competition at Liverpool is now stronger than ever."

    Kuyt was one of 22 players used by Benitez at Gresty Road as the Spaniard fielded two completely different teams at the start of each half.

    Peter Crouch marked his first pre-season appearance with a goal while Lee Peltier and Ray Putterill, a member of last season's triumphant FA Youth Cup-winning side, also scored before Liverpool headed off to Switzerland for a training camp.

    Voronin, a free signing from Bayer Leverkusen, also looked useful going forward.

    Torres, the club record $62 million signing, was not risked as he is recovering from a minor ankle knock while Babel and Benayoun are also expected to make their first appearances for the club this week.
     
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    thread of the year thus far ;)
     
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    Izy Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Liverpool Vs Aston Villa
    First game of the Premiership
    August 11
     
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    Izy Super Moderator Staff Member

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    lol GO YOU REDS
    Never Walk Alone
     
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    yay go livo
     
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    where abouts is the new stadium going to be, Are they going to tear down anfield and build it there, or do they have a different site?
     
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    Izy Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As the article states. Right next to Anfield.
     
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    Voronin shines on Reds debut

    From correspondents in Berlin, Germany
    July 18, 2007

     
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    Reds have once again put too much in a Player... Fernando is only 23 and is now a Millionare thanks to Liverpool's big bank account... I reckon Torres is worth about about 10-13 Million Euros not 22 Million Euros...
     
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    Go Chelsea!! Once again we will finish above you!!
     
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    Screw Chelscum FC... Once again I hope they choke in the Important Games
     
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    Lol, f*ck people here are so naive. Teams like Liverpool and Man U cant hack teams like Chelsea having more money then them.
    In the EPL, liverpool will always be between 3 - 5.
    They aren't consistent yet
     
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    I aint a Liverpool o Manure United Fan...
     
  19. Izy

    Izy Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I respect Chelsea.
     
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    Someone who thinks normally!! Respect to you Izzy!!!
     

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