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It’s certainly a very tough phase of the career of Fernando Torres, probably the toughest. Even some of his fans are now losing faith in him, but, there is one man who is constantly backing the Spaniard, the man who is in charge of AC Milan, Filippo Inzaghi.
According to Inzaghi, it can all turn around pretty quickly for Torres. He just needs to slot the ball in once.
Torres is no longer a starter for Inzaghi now. How can he be? No coach in the world would give him a place in starting XI the way he has played.
But, Inzaghi always has nice things to say about Torres. He has never tried to suggest in any of his interviews that he thinks he did a mistake by agreeing to that loan deal with Chelsea.
Inzaghi still reckons that Torres can help the Rossoneri a great deal this season if he starts feeling confident again, but, the confidence would come only when the goals come. They are just not coming at the moment.
Inzaghi talked about Torres in his yesterday’s press conference. He was quoted as saying, “I think with Fernando, it’s more about the psyche than the technique. If he gets a bit of confidence, he would be back to his usual self. He just has to get a breakthrough. He has to get it right once and he would be fine.”
“I have brought him here and not for a second have I doubted his potential to be totally honest. I am really hoping that the next time he steps onto the field, he gets the goal. We all want him to have success here and we will continue backing him.”
Torres still has that only goal in his kitty, which he had scored at the start of the summer, for Milan.
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Brendan Rodgers has finally received good news as the Liverpool coach was notified that Daniel Sturridge is back in action and fully recovered from the calf injury that the English forward had sustained a few months ago.
The last time that Sturridge made an appearance for Liverpool was back in August 31 when his teammates defeated Tottenham with a convincing scoreboard of 3-0. Injuries have troubled Sturridge in the start of this season as he sustained a thigh injury on September 5 after playing at the international stage with England and the medical staff announced that he would be out of action for around 6 weeks but things took a turn for the worse as Sturridge sustained a calf injury during a warm up session with his team.
Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert have not been able to step it up during the absence of Daniel Sturridge as neither of those players have managed to score goals consistently or make any real impressive performance for the Premier League club.
The return of Daniel Sturridge arrives in a much needed moment for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool as they have suffered their 2nd successive Premier League defeat after having lost against Newcastle United and Chelsea.
Liverpool is not only struggling in the Premier League but also in the Champions League as they are located in the bottom of Group B after only being able to collect 3 points from the 4 matches which has been played.
Raheem Sterling expressed his relief after being informed that Daniel Sturridge has been training with the rest of his Liverpool teammates and that he is ready to play in the upcoming Liverpool match which will take place on November 23 at the Selhurst Park as Liverpool faces off with Crystal Palace and Sturridge is expected to make his return after being sidelined for over 2 months due to injury.
“It will be a massive boost to have Daniel back playing. We have missed him and the more quality players you have fit and available the better. He gives us that threat in the box and he scores goals. We’re all really looking forward to having him back in the team’’ Raheem Sterling told the media as he stated just how important and the impact that Daniel Sturridge makes with Liverpool.
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This season of the Premier League has not kicked off in the best way for Liverpool as they have suffered a number of defeats against: Manchester City, Aston Villa and West Ham United while also having to settle with draws when playing with Everton and Hull City. Liverpool has dropped a large amount of points in the early stages of their campaign in this new season in the top tier English league.
There are a number of reasons on why the season of Liverpool has not clicked into full gear. The departure of Luis Suarez is still being felt by the squad as the Uruguayan attacker was the main goal-scoring machine for Liverpool in the last season and no one has been able to fully fill his void which was left when he was sold to Barcelona.
Daniel Sturridge was turning into a reliable goal-scoring option for Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool but the player is now troubled by injury. Mario Balotelli has not managed to live up to all the expectations that were originated when he was signed from Ac.Milan.
All of these are some of the main reasons on why the season of Liverpool have been so slow, or at least those are a few of what all the fingers are putting the blame on.
Brendan Rodgers is also being put in the radar of the media as one of the figures which can be blamed for the slow start of the season but the former Liverpool player, Luis Suarez has backed him up as the Uruguayan forward had nothing but praise to say concerning his former coach.
“Brendan spoke to me in Spanish and he told me to give him time, to give him a chance, and that I would like the way we were going to play. It would suit me. From the start, it convinced me. It made sense. And although the results weren’t good, I could see that we were playing better. I was excited.”
“Liverpool is in very good hands with Brendan Rodgers. The way he coached us during my time there was impressive and I am sure that the methods I enjoyed and found so effective will continue to be employed’’ Suarez told the media.
Luis Suarez stated that Liverpool is in good hands under the control of Brendan Rodgers and with time, the club will start climbing to the top spots of the Premier League but it will only happen with time according to Barcelona’s €94 million signing Suarez.
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