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Kenny – Carroll can be star

Anfield positivity shines as record signing is officially unveiled

 

Kenny - Carroll can be star 

Carroll: £35m arrival from Newcastle

We know he is a young boy. We know the price is maybe a bit more than what some people think it should be.

Kenny Dalglish on Andy Carroll

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is not concerned about record signing Andy Carroll dealing with the weight of expectancy that comes with a £35million price-tag.

The former Newcastle No.9 moved to Anfield on transfer deadline day as a replacement for Fernando Torres, who joined Chelsea in a £50m deal, while Luis Suarez has also arrived from Ajax.

Much has been made of the fee paid for Carroll, who only became a Premier League first-team regular for Newcastle, last season’s Championship winners, in the opening six months of this season.

But Dalglish has no doubts that the 11-goal 22-year-old, having made his England debut against France in November, will be able to live up to expectations.

The Liverpool manager told a press conference: “I would like to reassure Andy that we are more upbeat about Andy coming than I think yourselves are.

Anxious

“Every single question has got negativity in it. We don’t see any reason whatsoever to be negative in any shape or form about Andy signing for Liverpool football club.

“It is a great signing for us, as is Luis. It is fantastic for us.”

Liverpool’s parent company, Fenway Sports Group, deemed Carroll met their recruitment criteria of age, potential and marketing value and he was duly paraded at Anfield before kick-off in Wednesday’s win over Stoke, when Suarez scored the second goal.

The Gateshead-born striker then took a seat in the stands due to his ongoing thigh injury, which is expected to keep him sidelined until the end of February, and Dalglish is excited about the prospect of his eventual recovery.

He continued: “We are looking forward to it, really looking forward to getting him fit, up and ready and working and I’m sure he is anxious as well. He has just got to be conscious of the fact that he doesn’t push himself too hard.

Fantastic potential

“So we’ll look after him, get him fit and he will play when he’s fit and ready.

“He has got fantastic potential. He is already part of the England squad and he’s the best person we could have got in here to play with the No.9 shirt.

“And at such a young age, when you consider what he has gone through, he wore the No.9 shirt at Newcastle, which is a fantastic honour and he can wear the No.9 here as well.

“That is a lot to carry on your shoulders and he showed by what he did at Newcastle that he is capable of doing that. Anybody who can wear that shirt up there and score goals has got a chance.

“We know he is a young boy. We know the price is maybe a bit more than what some people think it should be. But then every single person in here (the press conference) has got to justify their wages and their cost.

“So, if you can do that for yourself, then I’m sure he can do that for himself.”

 

Andy Carroll: The first photos – Liverpool FC

Andy Carroll: The first photos – Liverpool FC 

 

Reds agree Carroll fee – Liverpool FC

Reds agree Carroll fee – Liverpool FC 

REDS AGREE CARROLL FEE

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BBC Sport – Football – Liverpool reject Fernando Torres transfer request

BBC Sport – Football – Liverpool reject Fernando Torres transfer request 

Liverpool reject Fernando Torres transfer request

Fernando Torres 

Torres has scored three goals in his last four games for Liverpool

Liverpool are bracing themselves for a new bid for Fernando Torres from Chelsea after rejecting a transfer request from the Spanish striker.

The Anfield club have already turned down a bid from Chelsea – thought to be about £35m-40m – for the 26-year-old.

“He’s under a long-term contract. We expect him to honour the commitment he made to Liverpool and its fans when he signed,” said the Reds in a statement.

“He has submitted a written transfer request, which has been rejected.”

Torres, who joined Liverpool in 2007, has been linked with Chelsea before.

The Blues were reported to be interested in luring the Spaniard from Anfield in the summer of 2008 and made a bid in May of last year.

However, on 3 August 2010, Torres pledged his loyalty to Liverpool after helping Spain win the World Cup in South Africa.

He said at the time: “My commitment and loyalty to the club and to the fans is the same as it was on my first day when I signed.”

Torres joined the Reds in July 2007, signing a six-year contract after completing a £20m switch from Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

He scored three hat-tricks in his first season on Merseyside, scoring 33 goals in 46 appearances and netted the winner as Spain beat Germany 1-0 to win the European Championship in 2008.

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Hamstring injuries plagued the following season but he still managed 17 goals in 38 games, while groin problems and knee surgery disrupted his 2009-10 campaign, although he still managed to find the net 22 times in 32 games.

Torres picked up a World Cup winners’ medal with Spain but he failed to score during the finals in South Africa and pulled up with an abductor problem in the final, having come on as an 89th-minute substitute in the 1-0 victory over the Netherlands.

He has endured an indifferent season on Merseyside, scoring just nine goals in 26 games and handed in a written transfer request on Friday despite Liverpool looking to have bolstered their attacking options by agreeing a £23m fee with Ajax for their striker Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan, who has yet to agree personal terms or pass a medical, has scored 111 goals in 159 appearances for the Dutch side and his protracted transfer was expected to provide support up front for Torres rather than replacing him.

Although he scored twice in the Reds’ 2-0 win over Chelsea in November, Torres looked a forlorn figure under previous Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson.

However, he has looked revitalised under new boss Kenny Dalglish, scoring three goals in his last four games.

Liverpool moved up to seventh in the Premier League table following their 1-0 victory over Fulham on Wednesday, but they still face a fight to qualify for the Champions League next season, with Chelsea nine points ahead of them in fourth spot.

The Reds are not in action this weekend, having been knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round by Manchester United, and Dalglish is not scheduled to speak to the media until Monday – transfer deadline day – when he holds a planned press conference ahead of Wednesday’s home Premier League game against Stoke.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti refused to talk about Torres, preferring to focus on the Blues’ FA Cup fourth round tie at Everton on Saturday, but said he is happy that “the club are trying to do everything they can to improve the squad”.

With the transfer window open until 2300 GMT on Monday, there is still time for the Blues to increase their offer for should they wish.

Ancelotti said: “I don’t want to speak about this, you will have to ask the club. He is not my player and I have to have respect for Liverpool.

“I’m not surprised, because I know very well what the club is doing now. I am happy because the club is doing a fantastic job in this transfer market.”

Although Ancelotti’s team have failed to fully replicate their form of last term where they won the Premier League title, they are still in the Champions League and are 10 points behind league leaders Manchester United.

Ancelotti has previously hinted that he wanted to bring in new players to bolster an ageing squad stretched by injuries this season.

And with the club close to signing Benfica defender David Luiz, the bid for Torres shows that Chelsea are still prepared to use their financial muscle to boost their domestic and European ambitions.

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Liverpool – Everton Preview: Steven Gerrard & Jamie Carragher miss Merseyside derby as Kenny Dalgish seeks first win

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Daniel Agger, Martin Kelly, Christian Poulsen and Daniel Agger recently received encouraging words from manager Kenny Dalglish, and could all be set to start this game. Jamie Carragher (shoulder) remains sidelined following his surgery, while Joe Cole and Jay Spearing are doubts for this one. Steven Gerrard will play no part in this game since he is suspended.

Possible starting line-up: Reina; Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Kelly; Kuyt, Lucas, Poulsen, Meireles; Cole; Torres.

Everton

David Moyes has revealed that the Toffees have accepted an offer for Steven Pienaar from an unnamed club, but the South Africa international could still play in this game. Phil Jagielka (thigh) was expected to be in contention to feature in the Merseyside derby, but he has been unable to recover well enough to take part in the mammoth encounter at Anfield. Tim Cahill is unavailable since he is away on international duty at the Asian Cup.

Possible starting line-up: Howard; Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines; Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Arteta, Pienaar; Saha.

Dalglish looking for first win

Liverpool recently sacked Roy Hodgson after an underwhelming campaign and brought in former boss and club legend Kenny Dalglish to take the reins on a temporary basis. But the Scot is yet to taste victory in his second stint at the helm.

His first game in charge was against Manchester United in the FA Cup, which ended in a 1-0 defeat to his side. This was followed by a trip to Bloomfield Road, where the Reds surrendered the lead before allowing the hosts to snatch a victory.

Now for the Merseyside derby. It is almost two decades since Dalglish suddenly quit the very position he holds, after his side played out a 4-4 draw with these very opponents.

The 59-year-old is held as a true legend of the club as a player as well as a manager, but his status could be dimmed if he is unable to bring about a resurrection in the team’s dreadful form. But on the contrary, a positive achievement – and a victory over Moyes’ men, for now – will do a world of good to the team as well as himself.

Blues need the points too

It is almost as if the two clubs on Merseyside are sympathising with each other stooping down to newer lows, as only goal difference separates both teams in the Premier League.

This means that the derby takes an added significance as both teams are only four points above the relegation zone, and the loser could face potentially very difficult consequences in terms of getting back up in the standings.

The visitors were having some trouble converting their chances in recent weeks, but were able to successfully put five past Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup. But their current opponents are not a team that sit in the Championship drop zone, which would make the task all the more difficult.

To add to the Moyes’ woes, Australian Tim Cahill is away on international duty in the Asia Cup and will play no part in this game. But on the positive side, the Toffees have won their last two games and the cup win should give them enough confidence to hope for the right result at Anfield.

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25 José Reina Paez Goalkeeper
2 Glen Johnson Defender
5 Daniel Agger Defender
37 Martin Skrtel Defender
34 Martin Kelly Defender
17 Maxi Rodríguez Midfielder
21 Lucas Midfielder
4 Raúl Meireles Midfielder
28 Christian Poulsen Midfielder
18 Dirk Kuyt Striker
9 Fernando Torres Striker
24 Tim Howard Goalkeeper
3 Leighton Baines Defender
15 Sylvain Distin Defender
5 John Heitinga Defender
18 Phil Neville Defender
20 Steven Pienaar Midfielder
10 Mikel Arteta Midfielder
21 Leon Osman Midfielder
25 Marouane Fellaini Midfielder
31 Seamus Coleman Defender
8 Louis Saha Striker
Players to Watch
Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres
POSITION: Striker
SQUAD NUMBER: 9
GAMES GOALS YC RC
20 7 4 0
Fernando Torres will have to step up his game in the absence of skipper Steven Gerrard and defender Jamie Carragher, and may have to do some serious damage up front if the hosts are to change their fortunes. 


Phil Neville
Phil Neville
POSITION: Defender
SQUAD NUMBER: 18
GAMES GOALS YC RC
16 0 3 0
Phil Neville was linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur recently, before manager David Moyes came out dismissing the idea. The former Manchester United man will likely have a say in the proceedings if the Toffees are to continue to build on their last two results.
Probable Lineups
José Reina Paez25
Glen Johnson2
Daniel Agger5
Martin Skrtel37
Martin Kelly34
Maxi Rodríguez17
Lucas21
Raúl Meireles4
Christian Poulsen28
Dirk Kuyt18
Fernando Torres9
Tim Howard24
Leighton Baines3
Sylvain Distin15
John Heitinga5
Phil Neville18
Steven Pienaar20
Mikel Arteta10
Leon Osman21
Marouane Fellaini25
Seamus Coleman31
Louis Saha8
The game should be a hard fought one that could end in an entertaining draw between the two sides. 


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