Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Price Tags Doesn't Equate Quality....

Voronin Double Over Bremen

Pre-season Friendly

Werder Bremen 2 - 3 Liverpool

Voronin x2, Riise

It's easy to write off a certain player without even watching him play, especially in this age where 'Youtube scouting' is so common and that we often judge a player by the amount of videos put up over at You Tube and how the certain player look in them.

Like how Andriy Voronin came to Liverpool under the shadows of a much more expensive and 'large scale' signing of Fernando Torres, he was already slagged off and named as a 'bit part' player due to his fee, which is zilch, and perhaps a lack of You Tube compilation of him.

But I think that he could very well be an impact player for us as he'll probably turn out to be a surprise package. He has already stated his claim that he won't be contented to be a player that sits on the substitute bench all year long and only getting a game or two in the league cup.

He was good against Crewe and there might still be some doubt of his ability because it's Crewe after all. But against Werder Bremen, a top notch German opposition, he showed his class and looked better than he did last weekend and scored two fantastic goals to secure Liverpool's third pre-season friendly match.

John Arne Riise's famous 'Thor Hammer' fell on Bremen but the German were still able to put two past Liverpool as both sides chopped and changed their team from time to time.

The new signings such as Ryan Babel, Yossi Benayoun and also Fernando Torres made appearances in the match and did impress the fans. Torres was exceptionally unlucky not to score with two good chances and will have to work harder on his fitness for the upcoming season.

From what I've heard, the team played pretty well overall and the intent to attack was there. It might be a turning point as to how Liverpool are going to shape up for next season as I believe Rafa might have already settled his defence and move on to the offensive side of things.

Players are more willing to take on opposition defenders and less one dimensional in the attacking play. Xabi Alonso seemed to have gotten his passing radar back on track while Sissoko seemed to have a good game.

Let's hope that the form of Voronin will spark a revival within the strikers department and that the players step up from where they are now to prove their worth and claim their stake and place in the team.


Ace Cowboy said...

I love seeing Voronin put everyone on notice. Hopefully that'll drive Torres to come in and want to produce right away. Reds, lookin' sharp.


Yea, not only Torres but all the strikers. Crouch doesn't look very in tune with the squad at the moment.

Torres might take some time to adapt so I'll let him off if he struggles to score in the first few matches. Wouldn't surprise me to see the 'Crouch syndrome' in him.