Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

It's August 19, 2007 and Liverpool's newest Spanish export, Fernando Torres, had just opened his account for the club in the 16th minute v Chelsea on his Anfield debut. A first for 'El Niño' in a Liverpool shirt, it was the birth of something special in Merseyside. Born in Fuenlabrada (Madrid), Fernando José Torres Sanz was living the dream playing professionally for his hometown club, Atletico Madrid. His grandfather had molded him into a passionate fan at a very young …
Where next for Wayne Rooney?

Where next for Wayne Rooney?

Mercifully, the international break is now over. That period without meaningful football seems like an eternity, but for one big name, the return to club football could see him staring at a period on the side-lines. Wayne Rooney, once considered the golden child of English football and captain of club and country is now facing the reality of now no longer being considered an automatic choice for both. Although Manchester United started the season with three Premier League wins, their performances …
Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This will be another difficult test for Leicester as they come up against only one of the two sides that have managed to beat them in the league this season. Liverpool have been inconsistent under Jurgen Klopp, but the opportunity to do the double over Leicester is a good one for them, and it could inject impetus into their season. The club have been on a good run of results over the last seven days, and remain in both cup …
A Liverpool Fans Dream Midfield: Roy Keane & Steven Gerrard

A Liverpool Fans Dream Midfield: Roy Keane & Steven Gerrard

I know Liverpool fans are going to hate reading this, because of the player involved, because of the club he played for. Because of the animosity between Liverpool and the club this certain player played for. When talking about this player it's these words that echoed around stadiums like Old Trafford, Celtic Park and The City Ground, what words am I talking about well its Keano, Keano, Keano of course. Roy Keane had a stellar career at Manchester United winning …
Guilty Pleasures of an Arsenal fan -  Fernando Torres

Guilty Pleasures of an Arsenal fan - Fernando Torres

Like all fans I have clubs and players I love and despise to the very core of my football-shaped heart. Let me first explain the quandary behind my choice of guilty pleasure, before I start to gush about 'El Nino'. As a club, I despise Liverpool and most of it's fanbase. A modern arrogance, fill with self-entitlement founded upon glories achieved in a far-gone age often spews from their mouths. As a result, you can imagine how satisfying the last …
Football's One Club Men

Football's One Club Men

Ronaldo made a comment in his Jonathan Ross interview (plugging his film) that "he would have more dignity than end his career in the U.S. or the Middle East." Even players you would once have considered stalwart, one-club men like Steven Gerrard (504 appearances for Liverpool) and Raul (550 appearances for Real Madrid) are ending their careers in this way; either as a last pay off or for the love of playing on. Their motives may be mixed. Iker Cassillas …
Stoke City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Stoke City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

With only a few matters to be resolved on the last day, Stoke and Liverpool go into the final game of the season hoping to end the season on a high and look forward to a summer break in preparation for the new campaign. Mark Hughes and his Stoke side will be pleased with the season overall and will definitely finish in ninth place. Finishing in the top half would’ve been a realistic aim at the start of the season …
The Legacy of Steven Gerrard

The Legacy of Steven Gerrard

27 years of having Steven Gerrard be a part of just one club: Liverpool Football Club. Signed for Liverpool in 1988, and coming to an end after 27 years in two matches’ time. With the match against Crystal Palace over the weekend being his last at Anfield, the situation couldn’t be more emotional - for the fans and for Steven Gerrard himself. It’s been two days since it hit me like a bullet that Steven Gerrard would be leaving Liverpool …
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