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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fernando Torres will return to Anfield for the first time since departing the club for Chelsea in 2011 as Liverpool legends face Barca legends in March. Torres left Liverpool for Chelsea in January 2011 for a reported £50 million.
Torres, 37, scored 81 goals in 142 appearances for the club, and will represent Liverpool for the first time since 2011.
The days when Chelsea fans used to dread about who wore their no. 9 shirt seems to be coming to an end. Ever since the disaster of Fernando Torres in that role, the Blues have struggled to have any regular Joe take up the mantle of a striker and gift the team goals.
Diego Costa was almost ideal in that he did give them those goals but the troubles that came with it were too much for any coach to handle. Especially Antonio Conte.
Recreating magic is hard. That is why magicians love doing things on their own terms.
Even in the real world, magicians masquerading as “experts” are everywhere. They self-praise when their predictions randomly hit their mark and look for long explanations when charts go south.
Same thing happens in football. Every team hypes their youngsters and disowns them once they fail to fulfil their potentials. Most times, teams simply hire capable legs but like with everything, nothing is certain.