Liverpool move into the quarterfinals of the FA Cup with a win over Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace on 14.02.2015. Fraizer Campbell put Palace ahead but Sturridge’s volley brought LFC on level terms, with Adam Lallana scoring the winner after Mario Balotelli’s original free kick was blocked. Continue reading
LONDON – In what so far is still a disappointing campaign for Liverpool, the Spanish international Fernando Torres remains hopeful and believes that the club manager Rafa Benitez can still improve on last season.
The international striker refuses to be pessimistic and says the Reds already eliminated from UEFA Champions League and seventh league, rallied before the end of the national competition, where he hopes to finish between the top four.
Thompson talks about the possibility that Liverpool win the FA Cup
“I remember seeing the FA Cup final of 2006 when Liverpool was playing for West Ham, which was a great game. Pepe, Carra, Stevie and I have told all of the meeting,” said the player to the weekly magazine club LFC.
“In this country, the Cup is the most important trophy after the League. If you win, you play in the Community Shield. Winning gives you the chance to access more titles and that should always be our goal,” he said.
The player reiterated the desire of Liverpool finished the tournament in the top four. ”
“If we could, and we won the Cup, would be the best time in the last three or four years. I know that last year finished second in the Premiership, but to win something and finish in the top four would be even better,” he said.
If something was missing from in the midst of this crisis was that their stars were both hurt for a long time. Thus, it was confirmed one of the worst news after the defeat against Reading in the FA Cup: will be sidelined for the next six weeks.
The Spanish striker suffered a twist in a cartilage in his right knee during the game Wednesday night and will undergo an operation. Thus, the ‘Child’ will remain, at least six weeks away from the pitch, as confirmed by the club’s official website Network
Meanwhile, Rafa Benitez’s problems were accentuated further by the extensive low , Who suffered a broken rib and will miss a month of official activity.
But as if that were not enough, Liverpool may lose next weekend against Stoke to , Who suffered a hamstring stretch in the right leg.
The Anfield side through a critical state in the current season. It was removed from the second round of the Champions League, last night said goodbye to the FA Cup against a rival promotion of categories and the Premier League just struggle earn a place among those classified to the next Europa League.
Thus, the British press was very critical of the administration of former Valencia coach and some experienced, like Whelan, and demanded the resignation of the Spanish coach.
Meanwhile, Torres will be in doubt until the last minute to participate in the friendly between Spain and France, on March 3.
The poor performance of been placed in the eye of the storm . And after the disastrous elimination of the FA Cup against Reading (a modest team who fights not to fall to third) and in the very Anfield, a network legend has come to claim in public the resignation of the Spanish coach.
“He should have gone long ago and should do it now,” said Ronnie Whelan, remembered Irish midfielder who played for the Merseyside team between 1979 and 1994, with 493 official appearances.
“Liverpool is not playing anything right. They have lost 10 of their last 20 games,” he said told BBC Radio.
Jamie Carragher has come to apologize after the ignominious defeat of Liverpool against Reading, who won the elimination of whole network of the FA Cup.
“It was a very bad night for us. We should have done more against a lower league team, has recognized the central told the Liverpool Echo.
The former England international could not offer an explanation of how his team at Anfield himself has been defeated after being in advantage over a team that fights for not descending into Third.
“We apologize for the way we played. And though they deserved the victory, we must look at ourselves and know that level of play is unacceptable,” he said.
Eliminated from the Champions, out of contention for the Premiership and, from Tuesday, moreover, out of the FA Cup, that was his last road of hope during this campaign. Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool dying, the campaign is disastrous and the future of the Spanish coach is black wildly, especially when the press does seem to have turned his back on his work and now more than ever pressured to finish the nightmare Network immediately.
How could it be otherwise, the names already being discussed and one that has struck with force to replace the Spanish is Sir Alex McLeish. The current coach of Birmingham, the revelation of the season in the Premiership, is placed by The Sun at the top of the agenda to replace a Benitez could have their days numbered.
The owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, should re-finance the accumulated debt and would like a coaching change quickly and without extra expenses to increase their economic problems. Furthermore, they believe that McLeish would be the ideal manager to take full advantage of the current staff and operate within a limited budget.
The Scot has 18 month contract with the Blues ahead, which gets about 1 million per year. So if you want to Liverpool would now have to pay compensation to around 1.2 million euros, far less than if you wait until summer 2010.