What’s going on at Liverpool and what are Roy’s plans exactly? I need someone to shine some light on why do we rest our under-achieving, but potentially best squad players. Isn’t it a plain fact (no need to be earning £5 million a year) that players need games to get them up to scratch? Why bring up the excuse about resting players when results have been poor. I’m sure players can manage these games so early in the season. The physical aspect should not be raised unless a player is out due to injury. Lack of confidence – this seems to be buzz word lately – can only be rectified by throwing the affected player in the thick of it all and right now every game offers such an opportunity especially European ties.
Leaving out Stevie and Nando puts back any efforts by the two to regain that “telephatical” understanding which was so apparent and fruitful a few months back. If anything it gives us fans watching the game on the box something to look forward to! The only positive thing is that Spearing will be in the midst of it all hoping to impress. The boy has got potential but needs to be playing regularly.
What worries me most is Torres not featuring enough to regain his predatory form. Torres needs games; Such negative tactics risk ruining a player who was regarded as one of the best – if not the best – striker in European football. Fernando is a person who must be admired, a true professional. He’s been through thick and thin, criticized beyond belief during the World Cup, playing for a club who hasn’t won anything for the last 3 years amidst inconceivable but yet real boardroom troubles and yet showing his pride and joy to play for the Merseyside club by showing off an LFC scarf during Spain’s W. Cup celebrations. Torres is our biggest fan I dare say so seeing him struggle – when he gets to play – is horrendously hard to accept. True to say that injuries have been instrumental in reducing his performance levels and you can see he is frustrated at not scoring goals but now that he has got over his injury mishaps, it is time to get as much games as possible.
What irked most fans yesterday (myself included) was how Roy reacted to news Man. Utd may be planning a deal to take Torres away from Anfield. There’s only one answer to such questions – Torres is a Liverpool player, a Liverpool fan and will never be on a the transfer list irrespective of which club is linked. Torres knows that leaving for Man. Utd would be the last straw for many fans and is fully aware what this entails. If – and that’s a huge if – Torres hands in a transfer request, he would probably move to another country. Last thing we need is to gift Utd. with a super striker! That’s cloud cuckoo land stuff.
Anyway, time to sign off now. Here’s hoping that this time tomorrow we will all be celebrating Liverpool’s demolition of Napoli (although I can’t see this happen). I’ve been told that a small group of Liverpool fans were seen inside the Meazza (San Siro) stadium during Inter’s game against Spurs last night. I guess these will be heading for Liverpool’s game this evening so well done to them and to anyone who will be attending the game trying to lift the players. Thumbs up.