Archive for the ‘news’ Category

REDS FACE ARSENAL IN LAST EIGHT

March 14, 2008
Liverpool will meet Arsenal in what promises to be a mouthwatering all-English Champions League quarter-final clash.
The Reds will travel to the Emirates Stadium in the first leg on April 1/2 before entertaining Arsene Wenger’s side in the second-leg on April 8/9.

Should Rafael Benitez’s men overcome the Gunners they will face Fenerbahce or Chelsea in the semi-finals with the first leg to be played at home on April 22/23 with the second leg on April 29/30.

The quarter-final draw in full:

Arsenal v Liverpool
Roma v Man United
Schalke v Barcelona
Fenerbahce v Chelsea

The semi-final draw:

Arsenal or Liverpool v Fenerbahce or Chelsea
Schalke or Barcelona v Roma or Man United

by Paul Hassall 14 March 2008

from liverpoolfc.tv

Advertisements

ITANDJE: I’D BE MAD NOT TO LOVE IT HERE

December 20, 2007
Charles Itandje insists he is enjoying every minute of his Liverpool career and believes he would be ‘mad’ to regret joining the club – despite playing understudy to Reds number one Pepe Reina.
The former Lens stopper, who played only his third match for Rafael Benitez’s men in the 2-0 Carling Cup defeat at Chelsea last night, admits it has been frustrating at times watching from the bench.

But he accepts that he always knew he would have to be patient at a club the size of Liverpool and is confident he has now adapted to his new life in England.

“The fact I don’t play is not easy to experience,” said Itandje. “The most frustrating thing is to wait and never know when you will play.

“But I knew that when I signed here. I have to be patient.

“The first step was to adapt to a new country, a new language and a new league.

“Of course, at a certain time, if you don’t play, you have to ask yourself the right questions, but it is not topical.

“A lot of people advised me against coming to Liverpool, saying I will never play.

“Do I have any regrets? I would be mad. There are people unemployed, and I am at Liverpool. I am enjoying every minute I get.

by Paul Hassall 20 December 2007

from liverpoolfc.tv

FOWLER SET FOR ANFIELD RETURN

September 30, 2007
Paul Eaton 29 September 2007
Robbie Fowler is set for an emotional return to Anfield after Liverpool were handed a home tie against Cardiff City in the fourth round of the Carling Cup.
The Championship side reached this stage of the competition thanks to a 4-2 victory over West Brom – a game in which Fowler netted a couple of goals.

The tie will be played on either Tuesday 30 or Wednesday 31 of October.

The draw in full is as follows:

Luton Town v Everton
Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea v Leicester City
Sheffield United v Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur v Blackpool
Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City
Coventry City v West Ham United
Liverpool v Cardiff City

From Liverpool Fc.TV

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT TORRES

July 5, 2007
Jimmy Rice 05 July 2007
Here’s what some of the world’s top football experts think of Liverpool’s new record signing.
Torres signs for Liverpool

Abraham Garcia, coach at junior levels: Fernando Torres has been ahead of everyone else throughout his career, thanks to natural power, pace and explosiveness. He’s an ambitious player who has achieved all the goals he has set himself, including recovery from a bad injury at a young age. He’s become a household name, a difficult task playing at a club which isn’t having one of its better spells in recent years. He’ll probably become world-famous because he is developing fully. Without a doubt his name will mark a footballing era. Directness, pace, power, excellent in the air and the mindset of a born winner make Fernando an extraordinary player.

David Beckham: For me, Fernando Torres is one of the best players I’ve come up against in Spain, and he’s one of the best forwards in Europe. The problem is that, as he is a forward, people only look at his misses, but he’s a great player.

Alfio Basile, Argentina’s national team coach: He is a different player, as the best are. With the national team against Belgium he was inspired. He kicked two and the two were goals. He’s a player with great qualities.

Carlos Garcia Cantarero, coach of Atletico Madrid 2001: Fundamentally, Fernando is a very mature player in all aspects of the word. I particularly notice that he always chooses the best available option in any situation – that’s where his goalscoring prowess comes from. Off the ball he plays the game very well, he has a remarkable change of pace and innate skill. These three factors are what make a player great. All that, added to excellent technical ability are what make Torres a special player.

Torres signs for Liverpool

Claudio Ranieri, Atletico’s ex-trainer: Atletico has a great player in Fernando Torres. El Nino seems to me an exceptional boy. With him, the Atleti’s future is brilliant.

Frank Rikjaard, Barcelona coach: Fernando Torres is a forward’s forward, and he gives a team depth. He’s fast, direct and dangerous in the box. He’s still very young but he’s doing really well. He accepts responsibility and he has a great future.

Gilardino, AC Milan forward: I would like better to play with Fernando Torres than with Ibrahimovic because the Spanish forward scores more goals, he has a great quality and he is younger. Ibrahimovic scores less, but it isn’t my decision who would play at Milan.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague: Fernando is much more than just a counter attacking player. He is a very clever player, especially outside the penalty box, and I can see him forming very effective partnerships, especially with Dirk Kuyt.

Credit : liverpoolfc.tv