Everyone is aware of the speculation that is surrounding our two main players this summer. Steven Gerrard, is he staying? Is he going? Does he want to stay? The same goes for Torres.
Tom Hicks, aswell as Rafael Benitez and Martin Broughton have said that there is no need to sell Gerrard (or Torres). However, it must be said, there is a difference between need and want?
Gerrard could have gone to Chelsea in 2004 and in 2005, and almost did, but decided to stay, because he loves the club, and lets be honest, Liverpool would be lost without him. He’s carried an average team on his shoulders for the past 4 or 5 years.
Now, its not a question of the club needing to sell Steven Gerrard, its a matter of Steven Gerrard wanting to leave. And who can blame him? He can go off to spain, play for a good manager (and be honest, whatever Liverpool fans think of him, Mourinho is a good manager). He can play with top players, and have a better chance of winning league titles and champions leagues. Who would turn that down.
What happens if he does go? Steven Gerrard had his worst season last season. Lack of goals, especially in the Champions leage. Mourinho is desperate to sign him, he’s tried twice, and failed. And he would do anything to get him. If Liverpool generate a decent amount of money for him (say 35-40 million), we could buy 2 maybe 3 decent player. One of which, who I think would fit into the Gerrard role quite nicely, James Milner.
I would be very sad to see Steven Gerrard leave the club, just as I was when Owen left, and when Alosno left, and two see our best midfield partnership this decade in the colours of white is heartbreaking. But its something you need to accept, when big clubs and big managers come for you big players, you can’t stand in the way.
As for Torres, he would be the player we would miss the most, even though we would get more money for him (escpecially if he went to City or Chelsea). As said before, we can’t blame Gerrard for going, but with Torres its different. Last 2 seasons he has been injured, especially last season, and for me he owes a lot to the fans still. A great first seaosn which hasnt been followed up. Personally I think Torres will stay, but wont stick around much longer if Liverpool don’t qualify for the Champions League next season.
We hear it all in the news, and when it happens we just have to deal with it. Liverpool will get ride the storm, it maye take a while, and a few sacrifices, but we will rise again. Thanks but NO YANKS!