A host of past and present stars at Liverpool turned up at Anfield on Sunday to watch Gerrard’s XI take on Carragher’s XI. The game ended in a 2-2 draw, with Mario Balotelli scoring a cracker for Carragher XI, and Steven Gerrard scoring both of his side’s goals, albeit from the penalty spot. Continue reading
Rafael Benitez, manager of Liverpool, justified the competitive instability that has suffered in the course computer to the continuing absence of Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard.
Liverpool, distanced from the struggle for the Premiership title, which dominates the Chelsea, and anchored in eighth place in the standings, seeks return on the next sessions to find their bearings in the table.
“Gerrard and Torres have been included in the best team of the year, released by FIFA this week. That shows the level they have and what they can produce the equipment. But when they are not entirely to your level is unlikely to have performance expected, “said Benitez.
Benitez believes his team can recover
Torres spent five weeks sidelined because of a groin muscle injury. His absence coincided with that of Steven Gerrard. Liverpool have been let down by the leadership and dismounted from the Champions League.
Benitez is considered capable of recovering the pulse competitive team that has won only one of its last five games in the coming commitments. “Restoring confidence is my responsibility,” he said.
The English club competition will resume Saturday with the match against Wolverhampton at the end of the first round of the English League.
While Liverpool are increasingly removed from European competition next season, the British media reinforce the idea that Steven Gerrard will look to leave Anfield.
Even after the midfielder renew its relationship with a millionaire contract and should be consolidated as one of the last great legends of the club’s history, the Daily Mail reported that Real Madrid would be interested in signing the English, which could convince moving from club and league.
The footballer, who had to watch the 1-1 draw against Stoke from the sidelines through injury cost him the white club about 45 million euros. Besides, the figure could be increased, according to the fate that had England in the next World Cup.
Furthermore, Real Madrid could take advantage of emerging economic situation in which Liverpool is therefore an income of that kind of money would be a great relief to the owners of Anfield.
Thus, the English media say Gerrard is in the same situation six years ago when he was about to join Chelsea, while Gerard Houllier was on the bench for Liverpool.