CARRAGHER DIDN’T EXPECT TORRES’ INSTANT IMPACT

Jamie Carragher has revealed that he didn’t expectFernando Torresto have an immediate impact on Merseyside when the Spaniard joined Liverpool from Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. Jamie Carragher talked about Fernando Torres and his instant impact in the Reds shirt in an interview monitored by the Liverpool Echo.

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Carraghersaid the Liverpoolplayers didn’t expectFernando Torres to hit the ground running andthey were surprised that the Spaniard didn’t take time to settle into a new league. Fernando Torres was able to establish himself as one of the best strikers in world football at the end of his first season as a Liverpool player.

TORRES: SPANISH NATIONAL TEAM CAREER EXAMINED

Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres made his biggest contribution for the Spanish national team when he scored the only goal of the game against Germany in the final of the 2008 European Championships also known as Euro 2008.

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The goal from Fernando Torres helped Spain to a 1-0 win over the Germans in that Euro 2008 final thereby ending 44 years of hurt and wait for the Spanish fans.

HOW CHELSEA SEALED MADRID DATE

Chelsea will face Real Madrid over the two legs in the Champions League semi-finals over the next one week to determine who goes through to the final next month. The first leg is in Madrid on Tuesday night before the return leg is played at Stamford Bridge next week Wednesday.

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The Blues have come a long way in this season’s competition and that could be attributed to German tactician Thomas Tuchel though one would never know if the club would be in the same situation had Frank Lampard stayed on as manager. Club legend Lampard was sacked and Tuchel was appointed in his place.

BURSASPOR STARLET IDOLISES FERNANDO TORRES

In-form Bursaspor striker Ali Akman has revealed that Fernando Torres is one of his football idols. The young attacker said he looks up to Fernando Torres and three others in the March edition of the Turkish Football Federation Magazine. Akman also mentioned Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, Inter Milan hitman Lautaro Martinez and Liverpool player Roberto Firmino apart from Fernando Torres. On Firmino, Akman said that he likes his playing style and how he doesn’t really play as a number nine. According to him, Firmino plays like a 10 and not a forward before adding that he’s learning from his style of play.

TORRES LEAVES COACHING ROLE TEMPORARILY

Fernando Torres has reportedly left his coaching role at Spanish La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid temporarily. The Atletico Madrid idol is back at the club he loves dearly as a coach several months after he made the decision to hang up his boots. Fernando Torres has a coaching role with the Atletico B team. The ex-Spanish national team player is working towards his UEFA coaching qualifications and has decided to join the coaching staff at the Atletico Madrid reserve and youth team setup.

Spanish media outlet Diario AS reported that the 36-year-old left his Atletico Madrid coaching role temporarily due to personal reasons. Fernando Torres is expected to be away from the club for some weeks before he returns next month. The former Atletico Madrid player could be fast-tracked to a coaching role with the first team before the end of this season. He has watched the Atletico Madrid senior team beat the duo of Real Madrid and Barcelona to top spot in the Spanish La Liga this season.

FERNANDES DRAWS SUAREZ, TORRES COMPARISON

Premier League legend turned pundit Jamie Carragher has praised the impact of Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United since the Portuguese player signed for the Red Devils last year. Bruno Fernandes has likened his impact at the start of his Manchester United career to the one enjoyed by both Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres at the start of their respective Liverpool careers.

Jamie Carragher played with both Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres during his career as a Liverpool defender. Jamie Carragher was a one-club man as he played the whole of his club career for the Reds. He waxed lyrical about the quality that Bruno Fernandes has added to the Manchester United squad on Sky Sports while he was in a debate with Manchester United legend Roy Keane on how far Manchester United have come over the past months.

LIVERPOOL FANS LIKENING EXCITING YOUNG PROSPECT TO CLUB LEGEND TORRES

 

Liverpool Football Club’s Under-18 exciting talent Layton Stewart has been making the headlines recently, putting in some eye-catching performances and had been in a rich vein of goal scoring form this season.


The young Liverpool side played Leeds United on Saturday afternoon and emerged winners in the tie as they thumped their opponents 5-0 in what was a great match for the young Reds.

COUTINHO’S EXIT CHANGED LIVERPOOL’S TRANSFER POLICIES

 

Liverpool knew they faced risks with their star player Philippe Coutinho,but they had a project at hand. With Jurgen Klopp and the new players they had signed and wanted to add, the momentum was changing positively at Anfield. Yet when Barcelona came calling Coutinho forced the move through.


The move forced the club to amend its transfer policies, per reports. Following how Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling had left prior the switch of the Brazilian, it became obvious that losing their key players in such manner was detrimental to the club’s ambition and health.

ALISSON WOULD HAVE BEEN CHELSEA’S KEPA

Liverpool shot stopper Alisson could have ended up at Stamford Bridge had the club not hesitated, we have learnt. The former Serie A goalkeeper used to ply his trade at AS Roma. It was largely believed that the Brazilian wanted out of his then club, with the Premier League his choice destination.


Thibaut Courtois was close to a move to Real Madrid, after being linked to the Spanish giants for years. The Spaniard wanted to be reunited with his family still in Madrid – where he spent three years on loan at Atletico – and he was quite vocal about his intentions. It was only a matter of time.