Liverpool’s season has already begun and we have been playing some interesting football so far. We’ve played some friendlies – not all of which we have won, but THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED TO BE UPSET (they aren’t competitive games and we haven’t lost any points in the English Premier league or Champions League, so it doesn’t matter much).
We had a game against Brondby (Daniel Agger’s old Danish club which had put a clause in his contract that said Liverpool HAD to organize this friendly if they sold him to Liverpool) and we lost 2-1, with Kristoffer Peterson scoring the only goal for Liverpool as we fielded quite an inexperienced team which did need some “first team action”. The scoreline accurately represented the fact that we did not field our regular first team starters, in all honesty.
Later on we would play closer to home as we went up against Preston, this time winning as Kristoffer Peterson scored again and also Suso got a goal as he proved that he is not done at Liverpool yet. Despite being offered in a transfer move away from the club recently (when we offered him in part exchange for Alberto Moreno but Sevilla refused and claimed they didn’t want him), the Spaniard played his part and showed that he can be a valuable asset if given the opportunity by the manager. Jordan Ibe has been on top form recently too as he has assisted ALL goals (in both the Brondby and Preston games) in our friendlies so far. I personally would like to see Ibe break through and get regular first team action as he really does look like one of the most promising young talents we have at Liverpool right now. EXPECT GREAT THINGS from him, IF given the chance to play by the manager. I really hate when young promising stars don’t get given their chance to shine.
We’re showing our class already and really need to make our new signings count for something as we keep on trying to prove to the world that our squad is still as strong as ever, despite many rival fans already trying to count us out of being able to keep up in the new season after we recently sold signed our star striker to Barcelona.
The reds fans want to move on.
We’re all trying our best to put the “SUAREZ SAGA” (all the events of the World Cup and his departure from Liverpool) behind us and basically, just want to see our new signings in action as we move closer and closer to the first Premier League game of the season – Southampton at Anfield on August 16th, shortly after which we will play Manchester City and Spurs by the end of August.
Before then, (starting on July 24th and ending by August 4th) we also have a “Guinness Tournament” with multiple teams from different nations competing against one another while playing in America. This is probably the most interesting tournament based in America that Liverpool players may have been involved in since USA ’94 (the World Cup hosted by the United States of America). Americans may have waited 20 years to see this kind of action once again.
A list of all teams competing for you: REAL MADRID, MANCHESTER UNITED, MANCHESTER CITY, LIVERPOOL, AC MILAN, INTER MILAN, ROMA and OLYMPIAKOS.
Should be exciting with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin van Persie, Yaya Toure, Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli, Yann M’Vila, Nemanja Vidic, Gervinho, Ashley Cole and Eric Abidal all likely to feature in the competition.
Liverpool’s first game of this Cup will be on 28th July against the Greeks (Olympiakos) in Chicago.
I hope to see more signings come in (and we are strongly linked with several targets so you can count on this happening) and eventually show their talent to the world as Liverpool continue to expand the depth of their squad. Keep your eye on who’s coming in and who’s going out before the end of August, when the transfer window closes.
I hope you find this all exciting as I do. If you’re a true red and live for football news, you probably do. Don’t worry reds, we’ll soon be back in the action of both the Premier and Champions Leagues.
MAKE US DREAM, REDS!
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet