The Reds head to Barcelona to face Albert Riera’s former team.
Fabio Aurelio, Martin Skrtel & Nabil El Zhar are the confirmed players who not feature due to injuries. Stevie G. is expected to return to the team following his court case. Pacheco & Nemeth will not feature either as they have returned to the reserve squad.
Kick off is set for Sunday August 2nd at 8 PM (UK Time) and the game will be shown liver for eSeason ticket holders on www.liverpoolfc.tv, for viewers in the USA Fox Soccer Channel will also be televising the game live.
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Sad news for football today, former England Manager Sir Bobby Robson passed away at the age of 76. He died peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer
As a player he played with Fulham & West Brom but it was it was as a manager that he would be remembered the most.
He was Ipswich Town manager from 1969 to 1982 winning the F.A. Cup & UEFA Cup and then as the coach of England he lead the 3 lions to the 1990 World Cup Semi-Finals.
After England he had brief stints with some of the Europe’s top clubs including Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto & Barcelona and finally returned to England to end his coaching career at Newcastle.
Many Red players played under Robson when they featured for England and our famous Anfield Rap even mentions him recommending that Steve McMahon play for the lions.
Well Steve McMahon sure can rap
It’s about time he had an England cap
So come on Bobby Robson, he’s the man
’cause if anyone can, Macca can
Macca-can… Macca-can… Macca-can… Macca-can…
Xabi Alonso : It ain’t over until Rafa sings, the gaffer is holding on to the price of £30m while Real are reported to have offered £27m.
Alberto Aquilani : Various newspapers are reporting that Rafa is chasing the Roma midfielder as a replacement for Xabi.
Javier Mascherano : Reports in the media are suggesting that he is “fed up” and wants to move to Barcelona. I think Javier will stay, all he has to do is REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED AT WEST HAM and who saved him for that misery !!!!
Gabriel Heinze : The former Liverpool target is set for a move to Marseille after they agreed the fee with Real Madrid.
Michael Turner : Claimed that he is not moving anywhere and is totally focused on Hull.
David Silva : Has also claimed that he is very happy to stay at Valencia.
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The Following is a list of formations that i think can do us well if Xabi leaves.
Please note that the players between parenthasis are just proposed players, no one has joined.
FORMATION 2 :
Please feel free to say which is your favoured formation out of the four.
Ramez El Hajj.