Friday, May 11, 2007

Lucas To Liverpool?

Well I guess those who have played the last two installments of Football Manager wouldn't be too unfamiliar with the name, Lucas. Yes, that Brazilian wonderkid at Gremio. According to some sources from Portugal, he has signed for Liverpool for £4.5m.

No official word yet but if that's true, it's probably a brilliant news. He's the youngest every player in the Brazilian league to win the player of the year award and is currently the captain of the Brazilian U-20 squad.

A bit of mix between Gerrard's grittiness and Alonso's gracefulness on the ball, he is one to look out for in the future. But could this mark the end of Alonso or Sissoko's career at Anfield? Stay tune to find out.

The only English source

Fowler Not Given Contract Extension

Robbie Fowler's Liverpool career will come to an end this weekend against Charlton Athletic after the former England striker was informed that he will not be offered a new contract. Rafael Benítez met Fowler this week and confirmed that his one-year deal would not be renewed when it expires next month.

Fowler has scored 183 goals in 368 games in two spells with the club, establishing him as the fifth most prolific forward in the Reds' history. The player will explore his options and Bolton, whose manager Sammy Lee coached Fowler at Anfield, could represent one potential destination. Jerzy Dudek will also bid goodbye to Liverpool against relegated Charlton, with the Polish goalkeeper out of contract next month.

The Guardian

All the best, Robbie 'God'. I guess nobody expected him to return to Liverpool after that fall out with Gerard Houllier but it all seemed like a fairy tale from my perspective. To come back and play for Liverpool once again must've been a dream come true from the man whose tear dropped the day he left Anfield.

I shall leave the tribute to him to later on and let's hope he gets the winner at Athens! That'll probably be the best farewell gift, from God.


Mal said...

I would be sad to see Xabi or Momo leave but I've heard great things about Lucas so that would make up for the disappointment somewhat. Tim Vickery on BBC 5live was full of praise for him. Excting signing if it happens.

J said...

rafa won't sell alonso....will he??? *teary eyed*

but Xabi is like his microphone! and like....xabi is his midfielder....
STEVIE hurry up and tell rafa not to let xabi go >=O

RedsMan said...

Well, bring on Lucas Leiva, looks exciting prospect and someone of the mold of Ronaldo who can run and get into the box late. Sissoko we wanted to be defensive, Alonso threads the ball around sensibly, Mascherano is cool and composed, coming along well. If any of them are to go, it seems Alonso. Would RB even play Leiva on the right wing??



You know I've this gut feeling it's going to be Alonso who's leaving. I'll be sad to see him go but it seemed like all of them are pointing to his exit.

His contract is running out soon yet he hasn't pledge his commitment and that is getting on Rafa's nerves.

J said...

but but.... >_< i don't understand why rafa keeps buying mids! we have good enough mids already! let them play and buy strikers! alonso don't go yet.... >_< i haven't gone to anfeild yet *sigh* odn't go to barca!!! anfield is far enough! i don't wanna go to spain to see him play. *sniff*