Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has named his ideal forwards in the Reds shirt. The former skipper of the side played alongside some of the best players the club has seen. He combined very well with Fernando Torres, when the Spaniard moved to Anfield from Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has been the subject of links to the Chinese Super League. The former Liverpool and Chelsea man has always said he wanted to retire at his boyhood club. However, recent developments would have put things in perspective.
The 33-year old talisman is one of the greatest footballers to come out of Atletico. He is sixth on the list of all-time appearances and sixth highest goalscorer for the club with 123 goals. He received a professional contract deal at the age of 15, making his debut at 17 in May 2001 before scoring his first goal the following week. Continue reading “TORRES HEADING TO CHINA?”
Finally, the protracted transfer of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona from Liverpool is over and done with. Since Neymar Jr. left last summer in a surprise move to the Parc des Princes, Coutinho’s name has been littered all over the web about being the replacement for his compatriot. The player wanted to leave as he saw it as a lifetime opportunity and a childhood dream.
Liverpool tried their best to retain him, offering good incentives but the player’s mind could not be changed. Coutinho could not leave during the summer and despite injuries he gave his usual in the first half of the season. When Barca came again during the winter window, he could no longer wait till the summer like Anfield wanted and his new employer paid huge fees.
Continue reading “COUTINHO IS NO TORRES, REDS NEED REPLACEMENT”
Ahead of the second leg clash with Sevilla, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is working alone with a group of 13 players, according to reports. Atletico Madrid seem to have lost their fire power that was dominant from 2012 to 2015. Simeone has splashed the cash in getting a lot of players recently and seems determined to prove something this term.
Atletico face a tough clash when they play Sevilla in the return leg at Estadio R. Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday. They lost the first leg at home 2-1 but they have another chance of reaching the last four if they win. Continue reading “SIMEONE FOCUSED ON CDR CLASH WITH SEVILLA”
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres said it would be a dream come true if he managed to win La Liga with Atletico Madrid. The player, who has won numerous trophies such as the FIFA World Cup, as well as the Champions League, has yet to win a major trophy with Atletico Madrid.
Fernando Torres started his career with Atletico Madrid back in 2001 and was made the captain of the club. At that time he was one of the most promising young players and was expected to go and achieve great things.
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With the transfer window deadline set to close on Thursday, who is the game changer that can join before then?
There have been players that joined very late but they went on to become spectacular at their respective clubs. The transfer deadline day comes with a lot of drama as clubs enter a frenzy to quickly complete pending or new deals before 11pm.
Chelsea have two sides of a story to tell on this. While one of the most prominent transfer deadline days, it was not in the summer but in the January window.
It was 2011 and the Blues were fourth on the league table by halfime. They were ten points behind the leaders Man United. The Reds were outside of the top six and had just being bought by Fenway Sports Group. Kenny Dalgrish was the new manager at Anfield while Carlo Ancelotti was his rival at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea wanted the title to come to London, instead of Manchester, so they pushed to tap one of the most prolific strikers in England then Fernando Torres. Liverpool rebuffed the move even though the Spaniard was keen at the idea. The deal did not happen until after the deadline in one of the most shocking deadline deals. Continue reading “TOP PL STRIKERS BOUGHT ON DEADLINE DAY”
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has welcomed the addition of Vitolo to the team.
He was linked to the club but there were reports that he could also renew at Sevilla. Vitolo arrived at Sevilla on a short term basis where he was expected to stay on.
However Atletico convinced the player to join them instead of staying at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. The multiple-time Europa League winners are unhappy that the player finally opted to join the former Vicente Calderon dwellers.
“I will not reveal what was said during those talks. I was close to renewing with Sevilla, but Atleti pushed really hard to sign me. The deal has a lot of positive factors from a sporting and economic point of view,” the Canary Islander said. Continue reading “TORRES WELCOMES VITOLO TO ATLETICO”
Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez has declared that no player was bigger than the club in the wake of a likely transfer of teammate Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United.
The deal between Old Trafford and Vicente Calderon for the French star is widely tipped to happen this summer as the Red Devils seek a top striker.
With other established acts deeply buried in their clubs, Griezmann is United’s best chance. He scored 26 goals in all competitions this term, helping Atletico to a third place finish in the league and a last four finish in the Champions League.
Saul belives the 26-year old is not indispensable to their success if he wants to leave this summer. The player said Griezmann could “manage his future as he wishes.” He said the team was hoping he would join them in the pre-season but that if he leaves, there are other capable hands like Fernando Torres, Kevin Gameiro, Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco.
He admitted that Griezmann was top quality but added that “most importantly no one player is above the club.” Continue reading “SAUL SAYS NO ONE IS BIGGER THAN CLUB”
Atletico Madrid maintained push for a top three finish in the La Liga after managing a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad during the weekend.
The win came as a result of defender Filipe Luis scoring the only goal of the game in the 28th minute. This was Atletico’s fifth consecutive win in the league and they have been able to take advantage Sevilla’s poor form in recent weeks. However, the game could have been far more comfortable had it not been for Fernando Torres missing some easy chances in front of goal. The former Chelsea and Liverpool striker has lost his goal scoring touch.
Yet, manager Diego Simeone prefers to play the striker due to his incredible work rate and the absence of Kevin Gameiro. The latter has not featured in the last few matches due to injury. Continue reading “Diego Simeone Happy with Win over Real Sociedad”
Liverpool legend Steven Garrard has lauded the partnership between Tottenham Hotspur and England pair Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
The Reds legend likened the combination of the duo to that of Fernando Torres and him when they both featured for Liverpool.
Gerrard said it took him 26 years to find a perfect partner in Torres at Anfield in 2007. Their partnership was highly rewarding with the pair helping the club to second place in the 2008/09 season. Gerrard seems to hold their combination in high regard and has added that Dele Alli may have found his Torres in his link-up play with Kane.
The duo seems very at ease with each other with both players seemingly comfortable with the rewards of their play. Kane earlier said they both have “a great understanding.”
“Dele’s a great player. As a striker, when you make the runs, if you’ve got a player who can get on the half turn and play it forward quickly, it’s perfect,” Kane said of his partner last year when their combination started stirring interests. Continue reading “GERRARD LAUDS KANE-ALLI PARTNERSHIP”