Friday, July 16, 2010

Liverpool Coach Roy Hodgson: Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres are not for Sale

There have been constant speculations about the future of Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres at Liverpool in the last two months as several clubs were interested about them. Now, Liverpool Coach Roy Hodgson has categorically stated that these two players were not for sale. However, he could not be equally confident about the future of Argentine player Javier Mascherano.
It is no secret that Real Madrid was interested about Gerrard while Chelsea, Manchester City and Barcelona were in pursuit of Torres. Liverpool had a disastrous 2009-10 season and in the upcoming season, they are not even in the UEFA Champions League.
Roy Hodgson has recently taken charge and he wants to change the fortune of the club. About Fernando Torres, he said, "I have met with Fernando. I found him to be a very pleasant man and we had a nice conversation.
As far as we are concerned, he is a Liverpool player and we want him to remain a Liverpool player."

Hodgson is hoping that Steven Gerrard would play an important role for the club this season.
Hodgson said, "I have met with Steven and thought the talks were positive. We are in a situation where we hear our players are being courted by other teams but it is all just rumours.
What we haven't had is a club wanting to buy Steven Gerrard.
I told him I supported the club's policy that we don't want to sell our best players and have to start building again."

Surely, Liverpool needs both of these two players this season because both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are planning to mount a strong campaign to challenge the big three- Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. 

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