Liverpool Training at Harvard amidst Transfer Rumours
Good morning, people on the internet. No real ‘official’ developments from the club today, but the rumours remain nonetheless. Today I’ll just be talking about Borini, Carroll and a few other bits and blobs.
Day 1 of training at Harvard today, and I must say that the facility looks like an excellent one.
First off, I would like to salute the commitment of Liverpool FC’s new Italian signing Fabio Borini. Apparently he was given an extra week off for a holiday due to his negotiations over his move to the Merseyside club, along with his involvement with the EURO 2012 tournament, where he was part of the Italy team that made it to the final.
That’s something that Liverpool fans around the world will certainly like the young striker for, with him opting to get back into the rhythm of things earlier. Here’s what Brendan Rodgers had to say of Fabio Borini:
Fabio will come out next week … that’s a great demonstration of his commitment to Liverpool.
Rodgers on Borini coming back from holiday a week early
Secondly, apparently I’ve read that Daniel Agger might just move to Barcelona/Real Madrid this upcoming summer. What I would like to make clear is that this is not a period of which we should be moving out key players such as Daniel Agger. Our selling of Xabi Alonso is testament to that, as we are still recovering from the loss of the Spanish midfielder to this day.
Agger and Skrtel are both key men for this upcoming season, and one cannot expect Sebastian Coates to deliver performances of the same calibre as the Danish and Slovakian internationals. The Dane particularly impressed in the EURO 2012 championships, where he managed to keep Holland at bay.
According to The Daily Mail, Barcelona have a higher chance of landing the defender and it is said to be because new manager Tito is looking for a defensive midfielder who can also play in defence. His first choice was said to be Javi Martinez, although the high transfer fee required to sign the Spanish youngster meant that the Catalan club had to look at other options.
And now to Andy Carroll. Things have gotten more serious, as more and more people are suggesting that he should move back to Newcastle United on loan. My view is exactly the same as before. Give him the pre-season to prove himself, and then decide on the basis of those performances.
If we don’t try him out, how do we know that he will fail in the tiki-taka system? This isn’t some completely unproven player who doesn’t know how to find the back of the net. This is a player finally finding his form and improving his performances by the game, and I am confident that he has the ability to succeed in Rodger’s new tactical set-up.
That’s all from me today. Anything I missed out? Anything I said that you want to respond to? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!