When the yanks bought over Liverpool FC, they started off yaking about their future plans. After the defeat to AC Milan, Rafa spell it out loud to the desk jockeys, money man and accountants at Anfield. We need the american dough for the transfer kitty.
Since the heart break at Athens (i won't exactly say it is a hearbreak, we did well to reach the finals), there was rumoured mounting tensions in the boardroom, false moves in the transfer market (screw u Florent Malouda, i meludah sama lu....chelshit lover) and some signings of obscure young talent (who the hack is Nikolay Mihaylov??), we finally have our own 27 million pound man. Rafa smashed the Anfield transfer record by paying 26.5 million pounds for Fernando Torres.
As a reds fan, i am definitely excited by the prospect of one the world's best young striker teaming up with Stevie, Carra and Co. I have to admit it, our strike force for the last 2 seasons isn't just good enough to challenge for the title. Face it, no matter how Kuyt and Crouchy work thier socks off, they just don't look anywhere near like 20 goals a season strikers. Bellamy, well, he is fast, but he also love his golf clubs, if you get what i mean. Fowler was a pale shadow of his former god like self. However, before we scousers get too optimistic, we must remind ourselves of the other Fernando. Coming with a huge reputation from his time at Monaca and Real Madrid, he literally sank like a stone in the English game.
I am not being pessimistic but you just look at Shevchenko. Even one of the best strikers in the world can't adapt to the premiership. Yes, we have the american bling, but i do not think Liverpool can afford a 27 million pound mistake. Coupled with the fact that Luis Garcia had went the other way for 4 million pounds, I feel that Rafa had taken a very very very big chance. Torres has huge shoes to fill and i only hope that he will have the mental strength to handle it. We are after all talking about the shoes of King Kenny, Rushie etc.
Well we scousers will only have one choice. Wait for August to come and in Rafa we trust. So, next up?? Simao Sabrossa??