Trigger: The good, the bad and the ugly

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Evening ladies and gents, Trigger here, dusting off the snow to bring you the day’s LFC news. There’s some good, some bad and some ugly today…

Carra out for 3 months

Carragher’s shoulder injury is worse than first thought and requires surgery meaning he will miss three months. “We decided to take the safe option, and then he’ll be right for the last third of the season” explained our Aussie Doc. Brukner. That means the Bootle Boy will be back for the important end of season relegation fight at least. Rumour has it Torres is elated at this news, meaning he won’t have to chase Carra’s hoofed balls up to him now.

Gerrard back next week

The good news is that Captain Fantastic himself will be back sooner than expected, for next weekend’s trip to Newcastle. He’ll still miss Steaua tomorrow and Villa on Monday though. Last time Stevie played at St. James’ Park we hammered ’em 5-1, then he celebrated in some bar in Southport… quiet night apparently.

Captain Nick?!

Anfield Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers Premier League 24/10/2010 Liverpool goalscorers Sotirios Kyrgiakos and Fernando Torres celebrate Photo: Roger Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

Uncle Roy was asked about who his stand-in captain will be for the next two games without Carra and Stevie. He listed Pepe and Soto as his candidates. Clearly indicating that Soto will be starting in Carra’s absence, and potentially another nail in poor Danny Agger’s coffin. Trigger’s choice would be Pepe of course, but listing Soto must be a kick in the teeth for Dirk and Lucas.

Darby: I want to stay out on loan

Young Ste Darby has been speaking about his loan move to Notts County, saying he wishes to remain at Meadow Lane. Can’t bloody blame him!

Tweet of the Day

This gem from @siclancy during the El Clasico last night…

“This is football from another planet from Barcelona. I’ve never seen anything like it since Roy took Neuchatal Xamax to Swiss Cup Final”

Talking of El Clasico, it was good to see Real took the defeat well, just as you’d expect from a team managed by Mourinho. Oh how wonderful it was to see Cronaldo close to tears again. Thank you Barca, thank you football for making my Monday.

And finally, the ugly…


The Trigger is a new feature each weekday, rounding up the day’s LFC news and anything else of interest from the football world. Trigger takes it’s name from former full-back Rob Jones who spent 8 years at Anfield, making 243 appearances, but never scoring for the Reds. We expect to be just as prolific here.

Ps. Please don’t take me completely seriously.

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