Torres, Carroll, Suarez and Transfer Turmoil in Liverpool - Page 2
Following the departure of Nando, enter the new attacking partnership of Liverpool's Future. Andrew Carroll and Luis Suarez, whom have the fans and fellow players excited, respectful, and supportive of their talents. Andy Carroll arrived in a deadline day deal as Torres was on his way out, and will take over the No. 9 shirt that was made so famous most recently by Robbie Fowler. The Geordie and Newcastle Born Hometown Hero will seem to many on the Toon as the same level of Anti-Hero as Torres now does to Liverpool. Controversy has been swirling around his move to Anfield, nearly as much as Torres's move to Stamford Bridge, with Carroll making comments that he was forced out, and Newcastle Manager Alan Pardew claiming he demanded a new contract or else.
Regardless of this talk, Newcastle looks to have been more interested in the money as they took it and ran without even replacing Carroll. However, Carroll is now a Liverpool Red, and I am sure he will do his best for the club. His £35 Million move makes him the second highest transfer in English History behind his successor, Fernando Torres' move to Chelsea. The past 18 months saw him rocket to Hero status for Newcastle as he led the line for their Championship Title and Promotion back to the Premiership, and his 11 goals in 19 games this season has been the reason that the Magpies have been siting in the middle of the table all season and not in a relegation battle as expected by everyone. If his strike rate continues he will be worth even more in the long run as he is only 22.
Arriving prior to Carroll was Liverpool's primary target of the window, Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan striker's £23 Million move from Ajax was thought to be Liverpool's big act of intent, but the departure of Torres and the arrival of Carroll on the final day has overshadowed the skilled South American's arrival at Anfield. His first video's as a Liverpool player surfaced on LFC.tv yesterday and it was announced that he would wear the No. 7 jersey. The same worn by his new manager Kenny Dalglish.Continued on the next page