Friday, July 13, 2007

Number Games

Squad Readies For 07/08 Season

Aside from the countless new signings this summer, which started unbelievably slow and then sped up towards the end, many other key players have signed new deals such as Gerrard and Carragher.

The latest core player to sign a new contact with Liverpool is none other than 'Mr Reliable' Steve Finnan. His contact will be extended for 2 years with an extra option of a further one year. In case you don't know, he's already 31 and the 2 year contract is a reflection of how important Rafa sees Finnan.

Then as the first team players report back to duty after a lengthy break, the new faces will meet up with the 'old birds' and will have to work collectively as a team and gel together as soon as possible.

Crewe is our next opponent and it is believed that Gerrard and Voronin could make appearance while those who're waiting to see Torres will have to wait a little longer as the Spanish striker is nursing a minor ankle injury.

Registering players for the new season is also underway as numbers will be allocated to the new players while some others requested their favourite number at this time of the year.

As we all know, Torres will take up the legendary '9' shirt that was made famous by Ian Rush and subsequently, Robbie Fowler. Yossi Benayoun will hold the '11' jersey that was vacated by Mark Gonzalez while Ryan Babel, the Dutch forward, is to wear the '19'.

The surprising change is made to Alvaro Arbeloa's number perhaps due to personal preference. He used to wear 17 at Deportivo La Coruna and now, he has left the number '2' jersey vacated, leaving it for us to speculate as to who'll take up the number 2 jersey, probably a wing back on the left.

Scott Carson returns from loan and will wear '26'.

Well, that's about it and the signing of Benayoun and Babel will be officially announced in the press conference shortly. Stay tune for more information....

And the major concern I had before today was Rafa's goatee. Seemed like it's still intact. Very well, Rafa.


siren said...

Oy! How've you been? I'm sorry to say thism, but Benayoun looks funny in red haha. Babel looks fine though (dun forget that he loves loves loves Arsenal). We all know Torres will look yummy cos Spain wears red too. You've got promising new players my friend..


Haha I'm fine, just a little busy as you can see...not updating as often already :)

Anyway, yes, Benayoun looks really weird and he would fit in Prison Break really well haha!

It's common knowledge Ryan Babel wants to go Arsenal but strangely he signed for us and it was without any warning as good deal I think..

And as a guy, I must say Torres is dreamy. HAHA