With Fernando Torres on board, are Liverpool genuine title contenders?


3rd, July 2007


1torres.jpgFernando Torres is due to fly into Liverpool Airport today and undergo a medical before sealing a £27m transfer to Liverpool, from Atletico Madrid. The 23-year-old striker has cut short his summer holiday to ensure the move goes ahead without delay.
As part of the deal, the two clubs have also agreed for Luis García to move in the other direction; Garcia played for Madrid during the 2002-03 season.
According to The Guardian, ‘Torres is expected to earn around £90,000 a week at Anfield, putting him in the same wage bracket as Xabi Alonso and Jamie Carragher but leaving him some way short of the club captain, Steven Gerrard, who earns a reported £120,000 a week.’
Our question to you is: with Torres in their squad, are Liverpool now genuine Premier League challengers to the big two of Man Utd and Chelsea?

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  1. chringle says:

    Thats a lot of responsibility to put on one lads shoulders. they haven’t really added anyone else since last season and they were far from convincing title challengers then. It is a step in the right direction though.
    But any club where Bolo Zenden and Jermaine Pennant get a game is not going to win the premiership.

  2. jiMMY says:

    Torr Torres

  3. Getrude Harris says:

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  10. mof gimmers says:

    I’ve heard that this Ryan character is as straight as can be… but anyway…
    Torres is the kind of signing L’pool need to make. There have been good signings in their squad, but really, they haven’t gunned for a big name for a while. Zenden, Pennant, Crouch, Kewell… all these are players that real championship contenders wouldn’t touch with a shitty stick. Torres however could convince other big players to be Anfield bound… if they’ve got any money left.
    Mof Gimmers
    (Pies Lackey)

  11. OmegaSupreme says:

    They’ve got a holding midfield player: Mascherano, they’ve got a creative midfield man and now they’ve got a genuine hitman. The spine is in place plus Benitez has a good variety of miscellaneous players to suit any occasion. But I still say no, they can’t win it.

  12. Brian says:

    Anybody who puts Pennant in the same category as Zended obviously didn’t watch him play last year or is mental. The kid was just all class last year and will only get better.
    They will gel as a team and have a real shot this season. Tearing apart a team and reconstructing it usually takes a season to get to know how each other operate. They don’t need to add anyone else, but some support at centre back/right back would be a good idea. The problem with that is though, no decent player wants to be a squad player and I’m sorry, but you’re not going to start in front of Carra and Agger.
    Could they win it next season? Yes. Will they? No. Chelsea did all the right things this offseason by adding depth on their backline and did so with players that our intelligent and have EPL experience. They also added insurance in their midfield with Sidwell. If Liverpool got Torres and Tevez, G. Milito, and Nakamura, they would have a shot, but I just don’t see it happening with the current squad.

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  15. Joe says:

    I’m not too sure about not touching Crouch with a shitty stick, I’d rather have him than a thousand Alan Smiths. It’s not like United don’t have bench Job-do’ers (See also: Wes Brown, Ji-Sung Park, Heinze, John O’Shea, Darren Fletcher).
    Our spine is there, but the wings are lacking. Why didn’t we put more effort in signing Malouda? Why not De Ridder or Romeo Castelen? SWP or Aaron Lennon even? And why in the name of Robbie Fowler is Harry Kewell still here? The man is a solution of 60% misplaced arrogance and 40% pudding.
    I don’t get why we’re trying to offload Bellamy either. The man has heaps of pace and would be a great ally to Torres. That would leave Crouch as a sub to stick a few late-in-the-game long balls on, and so I’m sad to say the only player for whom there isn’t much of a role if we’re to stand a chance in the prem is Kuyt.