Fernando Torres Has ‘Beef’ With Liverpool – Roy Hodgson

Ollie Irish

25th, July 2010


By Ollie Irish

… And not the kind of beef you eat, of course – Uncle Woy is down with the Urban Dictionary.

So it seems Fernando Torres is pissed off with Liverpool’s suits, specifically because the club has not made more big-name signings – such is player power these days. Where is the progress? That’s what Nando wants to know.

Hodgson told the News of the Screws: “Unfortunately, I cannot do much more [about Torres]. His beef is with the club and not me. Fernando’s situation has nothing to do with me, he made that perfectly clear over the phone during the World Cup and when I met him face-to-face.

“He knows what I would like to do with the club. He knows how much I value him. But his issues are with what has gone on in the past rather than the future. If he has problems with the club for things in the past, it is difficult for me to dismiss that.

“People forget he is a Liverpool player. One year ago he signed a four-year contract. I hope he will commit himself by honouring his contract.”

Pies verdict: I’m pretty sure this will blow over and Torres will stay at Liverpool for one more season at least. He’s not exactly racing fit and at this stage of the pre-season I simply don’t see who would thrown down £30-40m on a striker who looked really out of sorts in South Africa this summer.

Hodgson, meanwhile, is shrewdly presenting himself as a man apart from his new club, with a clean slate the main attraction for his star players. You don’t get much past Woy.

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  1. magnumopus says:

    Please stop calling Roy / Woy. Although you might think it is funny, I find it childish! Show some respect!

  2. Chris says:

    Magnumopus, please stop being such an arse, although you might think it is funny, i find it childish! Show some respect!

  3. ah li says:

    torres is a bastard idiot traitor! sell him asap!

  4. Mojo says:

    ah li… Torres has been your team since 07. He is a world class player and he deserves to have some quality support from players other than Kuyt and Gerrard, (who would have left Liverpool if Madrid didn’t decide that he was too old).

  5. Deckard says:

    Man City is prepared to dig really deep in their pockets. After a proper rest I’m convinced Torres will be back to his best whether that be 2 months from now or not till January. Either way, Man City only wants to get big names on their books so they increase their appeal. Prizes come later, but they will come.

    Nando and Gerrard are getting criticised for having no ambition for staying at Hodgson’s Pool and his mouthwatering signings of Danny Wilson and Joe Cole. Gerrard seems immune for the talk but it’s eating away at Torres.

    I actually think he’s best off going back to Spain. But I can’t see him signing for Real Madrid.

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  8. Dave says:

    Magnumopus, you are wong about calling Woy Woy i think its vewy humourwous dont be spitting ur dummy out cos Towwes and Maschewano and getting off.Show some wespect you pwick.

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