Reds return for pre-season training

Liverpool’s most recent changes in personnel have been in the training side of the club – with the appointment of Kevin Keen, from West Ham’s coaching staff, to the position of first team coach.  Steve Clarke is expected to fill the assistant manager’s role – vacated by Sammy Lee.

Dalglish said of the appointment:

“I’m delighted that Kevin is joining us to work alongside Steve Clarke coaching the first team squad. He has previously worked with Steve at West Ham and has a good reputation and a good manner about him.

“He is highly respected in the game and will be a great addition to our technical staff.”

Ivan Ortega, a sports therapist at Liverpool, has been poached by Chelsea. Almost certainly taken to specifically work with Fernando Torres.

Meanwhile the majority of the Liverpool squad return to the first day of pre-season training today.  The scales will be out to see just who put the most weight on since the season ended in May.

Both Luis Suarez and Lucas Leiva are currently engaged in the Copa America and are not expected to return until possibly the beginning of August.

The reds summer transfer plans have stumbled so far – with the likes of Poulsen, El Zhar, Jovanovic and Konchesky all faces returning to training that the reds would have expected to have moved on.

Jordan Henderson is the reds new £16M summer signing, and Alberto Aquilani will report for training after the conclusion of his one year loan spell at Juventus.

There is still plenty of time left for further transfer developments, before, during and after, the reds two game trip to the far East which begins in less than a fortnight.

4 comments on
Reds return for pre-season training

  1. at the moment thats the lats of the problems, the main issue is quality of player coming to liverpool are we not as a club going to wake up and see that unless we buy that quality then we might as well turn of the lights… when is this club going to have a great summer window and just get on with signing players.

    buy the way can we just get these out no matter whihc way just shunt them out there all crap;
    poulsen, konchesky, darby, jones,aquilani, ngog, el zhar, degen, ince, mavinga,cole,

    and then loan out ayala, wilson, shelvy and maybe even sell soto and aurelio as they are both getting older and to slow, dear old aurelio – love him but he is never fit, soto while getting that new trigger in his contract to stay for another 12 months is just great for team spirit but his play on the deck, he is far to slow now, although great in the air.

    buy the way this adam deal is making us lot fucking stupid, its charlie f**** adam not mata or aguero we are trying to get, for god sake, what is this club playing at, and dont get me going on downing???????

    • There should be a rule banning people like you from supporting Liverpool. Wake up pal, we finished a distant 6th last season, have no European football to look forward to and our new owners have a stated objective of cutting the wage bill. Furthermore, despite having some money, our new owners are not loaded a la Abramovic or Mansour. We have to find the best players in that next bracket, those with the potential  to become top drawer, not those who already are. I suggest you get back on champ manager and look for your type of targets.

    • So I guess you paid no attention to the fact that Aquilani had a good solid season at Juventus, without getting injured, so I don’t see why we need to get rid of him. He was just unlucky when he joined us because there was so much pressure for him to fill the HUGE hole that Xabi Alonso left. We should just not bother getting Charlie Adam and keep Aquilani. 

      As for Downing, he’s class. One of the most under-rated English players in the Premiership, I really think he would make a difference for us, and to England too. But Aguero and Juan Mata would also be brilliant signings, though I don’t see Aguero coming. I agree with everything else you said though, Charlie Adam is well over-rated, he sucks for Scotland every game he plays.

      I think we need a winger, a solid centre back, a left back and a better back up striker. 

  2. Ahhh..Suarez and Lucas playing in the Copa America NOT the Copa Libertadoes (which the Brazilian club Santos won earlier last month)

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