Posts Tagged ‘Liverpool


Football news – Man U get Inter in champions league

Manchester united will face Jose Murinho’s Inter Milan in the Champions League last 16.

This is certain to be a blockbuster event.Ferguson remarked that it would be interesting coming up against Jose again.

Murinho, who wanted to face an English side said : ” I am satisfied, I wanted the best and I have got the European Champions who maybe in two days will be the world champions.”

The other premier league sides uefa fixtures are as follows:

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Chelsea v Juventus

Arsenal v AS Roma


Transfer Gossip : 0% chance for Drogba


Jose Murinho has said there is a “0%” chance that he will bring Drogba to Inter Milan.

Tottenham are interested in in signing Liverpool’s Jermaine Pennant.

Chelsea could make a surprise signing of Zenit St Petersburg’s Andrei Asharvin.


Transfer Gossip : Robbie Keane to exit Anfield


Robbie Keane’s future at Liverpool is again in the headlines as Mark Lawrenson cast doubt on Keane’s future when on an Irish radio station.

Aston Villa are interrested in signing unsettled midfielder N’zogbia from Newcastle.

Spurs, City and Villa are all chasing the signature of  Dean Ashton.

Juventus interested in Liverpool’s Babel and Agger joining in the summer.


Transfer Gossip (Gary Neville to Everton?)

Gary Neville could possibly make a shock move to Everton when his contract at Manchester United expires.

Manchester City look to close in  on signing Portsmouth’s Diarra.

Pennant will see out his Liverpool contract after rejecting moves to Newcastle, Stoke and Blackburn.

Inter Milan are ready to make a Drogba bid in January.

Everton could look to sign Owen from Newcastle in January.


Jose interviews Liverpool’s manager Rafa Benitez

Wayne Rooney is always the best!


Is a striker only as good as his manager?



I believe so.

Every other position, regardless of the style of football does not get affected as much as a striker.

All the play building up to the forwards is a reflection of how the manager wants his team to play.

Therefore, it is very easy to flourish under one manager and look very average with another.

Look at how Anelka is dominating now.

Finally he has found a manager that plays a style of football that suits him.

Basically, playing most of the football on the ground.

However on the other side Drogba is really struggling for form.

Yes, I know he scored yesterday. But I mean in the general scope of things.

Put it this way: Drogba is the type of forward who holds up the ball well and has fantastic aerial presence.

This is how Murinho liked his football played, and Drogba benefited from this.

His game suited his managers style of football, hence is success during the Murinho reign.

Murinho’s style on the other had made Shevchenko look like had never played football.

Furthermore, I do not believe that Anelka would be playing this well if he was coached by Murinho.

Another example is Cisse.

Cisse arrived at Liverpool with a very big reputation, and was on his way to Liverpool before the appointment of Rafa Benitez.

Cisse did not fit Rafa’s style and was subsequently made to look very average and placed down the pecking order.

Cisse though has done well under the Roy Keane management.

Instead Liverpool went the aerial root with Peter Crouch, who we know is no longer there.

In a nutshell, while some strikers are just rubbish.

It must be appointed out that one must not rush to judge the value of a striker until assessing the mangers style of football.

The style may not suit the striker.

This usually happens mostly when managers inherit strikers from past managers.








Football news


Ramos is hired as Real Madrid manager for 6 months as Schuster is sacked.

Liverpool have rejected Babel’s request for a loan move back to Ajax.

Allardyce continues his Sunderland pitch, claiming he knows what Sunderland needs.

Benitez has stated that Robbie Keane is not for  sale.


Benitez loses patience with Robbie Keane.


After months of patience Rafa Benitez finally left Robbie Keane on the bench.

I was one of those who were very optimistic about the signing of Robbie Keane.

He’s resume speaks for itself.

Everywhere he has played, he has scored plenty of goals, and he has played at plenty of places.

However the deciding factor in why he is not scoring could be the environment.

If you break it down, the two places Robbie Keane has scored the least goals has been at the two biggest clubs he has played at.

He struggled to score goals at Inter Milan, and now he is struggling to score at Liverpool.

It has been at the less glamorous clubs that Robbie Keane has really flourished.

Basically it seems as though he thrives in an environment where he is one of a few stars.

When you put him in a star studded line up, Keane almost constantly has a look of nervousness, as he tries to prove himself.

Therefore is Keane really as good as we think.

This has happened to many strikers before, who we thought were great players when they were the only star.

When you put them in a star studded line up, goals go dry.

An example is before going to Man United, Forlan had an amazing goal scoring record.

His arrival at the star packed Man U, proved fruitless.

On Saturday Benitez sent on an unknown Moroccan (El Zhar), and left Keane on the bench.

Benitez said: “It wasn’t easy to leave him on the bench, but I had to do what is best for the team.”

Apparently a few Liverpool players are not enjoying Keane’s style of football, describing it as selfish.

Once again reiterating the small team syndrome, because being the goal star at a small team, you are used to being depended on to score and come up with something.

It will be very interesting to see how Keane’s Liverpool career progresses.






Liverpool go top

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July 2020